The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 28, 1954 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 28, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREE; McCarthy Had 'Senatorial Immunity' in Marshall Case By ED CREAGH WASHINGTON (AP) — For dressing down a .one-star general, Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) gets roundly chided by a "grand jury" of fellow senators. The Watkins committee says his- handling of Brig. Gen. Ralph W. Zwicker was "reprehensible"-and "inexcusable." T'h e committee says the whole Senate should censure McCarthy for assailing a much better known military figure —a five-star general, in fact—McCarthy goes scot-free so far as the Watkins .group is concerned. Its official report calls for no censure of the 1951 speech in which McCarthy said Gen. George C. Marshall made "common , cause" with the Russians after 1 World War I. What's the diflerence? Both the Zwicker and the Marshall incidents were cited among the 46 original accusations against McCarthy. Why did the Watkins committee throw out the Marshall case, yet use its strongest language in condemning McCarthy for the Zwicker affair? On Senate Floor The basic reason, the committee says, is -that McCarthy made his speech against Marshall on the Senate floor. And the committee says that while it "may disagree" with statements made in the Senate about public figures, to do anything about them "would tend to place unwarranted limitations on the freedom of speech in the Senate." McCarthy had' his set-to with Zwicker, on the other hand, far from the Senate floor—at a New York hearing of McCarthy's own permanent Investigations subcommittee. And there f says the Watkins committee, McCarthy's conduct "was not proper under the circumstances." What was McCarthys conduct? Telling Zwicker, among other things, he questioned either the general's honest? or his intelligence. And saying Zwicker, a much decorated World War n veteran, wasn't,, fit to wear the uniform of a general. This wasn't abuse, McCarthy argued—it was just vigorous cross-examination to get the truth from what he called an evasive, arroagant witness. The Watkins committee slapped McCarthy down on that point. It held Zwicker behaved very well under a barrage of questions McCarthy had no business asking him. And McCarthy's behavior, it said, would have been out of bounds "in the case of any witness, whether a general or a private citizen." Improper Conduct This wasn't the only" "indictment" brought, by the Watkins committee. The group also recom- I mended the Senate, when it comes back to town six days after,election, censure McCarthy for (1) refusing to appear for questioning before an earlier committee which investigated him in 1951-52, and (2) using harsh language about members of that committee. In addition the Watkins committee found fault with McCarthy's conduct in a few other fields—his accepting secret FBI data, for instance—though it stopped short of recommending formal censure in these cases. But the toughest language in the whole 68-page report, buttressed by 1,027 pages of testimony and exhibits, was reserved for' the Zwicker affair, which pitted a senator from Appleton, Wis., against a general from the town of Stoughton in the same state. That was a fateful encounter for both men. It plunged the general into a political controversy which he makes no secret of detesting. And, in a sense, it was the start of most of McCarthy's recent troubles—for it led straight to his full- scale row with the Army's top officials, and ,to various conflicts with President Eisenhower r and other republican leaders. Life would have been brighter for both men if one or the other had stayed back in Wisconsin. ARMED HARVEST—French Tunisia. Police are constantly soldiers use armored vehicles to protect the harvesting of wheat in on the alert against possible acts of terrorism from nationalist groups that threaten oeaceful living. All-time Record Of Construction Activity Seen Mid-Year Report To Contractors Points to New Mark ST. LOUIS (#}—H. E. Foreman, managing director of the Associated General Contractors of America, said today construction activity this year probably will set a record approaching 52 billion dollars. Foreman, in his mid-year report prepared for the governing and advisory boards of the AGC, said the indicated construction volume for 1954 will consist of more than 36 billion dollars in new construction and more than 15 billion dollars of maintenance and repair expenditures. This would be the ninth straight year, he said, that construction has set new volume records. The '54 total is expected to exceed the 1953 record of about 50 billion dollars by three or four per cent, Foreman said. At the • beginning of the year, he said, major governmental and private forecasts estimated that construction would taper off two to four per cent but the AGC, in its review last January, cited needs and demand for community facilities, schools, housing, highways and commercial construction in forecasting a sustained high level of activity. "These factors are being realized Girl Forgives Attacker-But Judge Doesn't LAWRENCE, Mass. UP) — The girl he was accused of stabbing 10 times was kinder to Joseph Fersechino, 24, of Methuen, than was Judge Charles Fairhurst yesterday. The judge was told that Constance De Marco, 17, of Lawrence had forgiven Persecbmo, Judge Fairhurst remarked that was the girl's "own private business." He then sentenced Persechino to five months in the House of Correction after his plea of guilty to a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon in wounding Miss De Marco after she broke off their romance last June 25. Foot of Her Class ST. LOUIS Iffl—Rose Marie Florey, 17, studied hard for the role of "The Girl Who Falls' Down" in the St. Louis Municipal Opera production of "Oklahoma!" and did just that in, a rehearsal, breaking her foot. The part went to a good friend and "just about broke my heart as well as my foot," Miss Florey said. in current volume statistics, he said. Foreman said construction activity is at a peak when other major segments of the economy have been declining slightly or leveling off. x AGC has about 6,500 member firms which perform an estimated 80 per cent of the nation's contract construction work. The board meeting continues through Wednesday. Walking Marathon MIDLAND.Mich. (#»—When Dick Cook arriver home here he had walked 17.00 miles in 48 states and was still short of his goal. Before he finishes strolling around the country pulling his homemade home on wheels behind him he plans to cove 25,000 miles-equil to the distance around the earth at the equator. Consumer Can Look To Numerous Price HONOR MOM—Mis. Ariastasi* Tsybizova, who has borne nine children, wears medals for the first, second and third-class of the "Motherhood Glory Order," awarded to Russian mothers. Over four million Soviet women have been decorated with the "motherhood medal" in a move to boost the birth rate. Photo- and caption material from an official Soviet source. Cuts to Brighten ^Fall By SAM DAWSON NEW YORK (AP) — A smattering of price cuts —• from autos to vitamins — brighten the consumer's prospects today. A few more may be on the way. The outlook 'at the butcher's is for what the meat industry calls "attractive prices" this fall. And Christmas shopping may be easier on the pocketbook, too. Such old standby gifts as toilet articles, jewelry, luggage, and furs will have the benefit of the cut in Uncle Sam's excise taxes. Tree Planted In Ike's Honor Is Vandalized GETTYSBURG, Pa. (£) — A tree planted on the Gettysburg battlefield last month in honor of President Eisenhower has been vandalized and probably will not survive. Superintendent J. .Walter Coleman of the Gettysburg National Park said the 22-foot northern pine had been,chopped with an axe or hatchet. , The incident, Coleman, said, was one of several acts of .vandalism that occurred over the last weekend. The tree was dedicated by tank Corps veterans of World Wars I and H in honor jof the President, who was commander of the tanker* training grounds at nearby Camp Colt in 1917-19i8. Ointment Disco very Mtont JUwtVile 'VkrtM; Can Pwt Off Svretry Not a "1bw*»tic«r drug; not 5«* * modified ikin wdvt! Thii formula i* the rwult o£ both medical and surgical study of mor« than 75,000 ca**, observed in Thornton Minor Hospital's specialized pile clinic. Approved by Thornton Minor medical •taff, whose experience ha» shown how and under what conditions piles can be reduced safely by non-surgical means— and the right way to use a non-surgical pile-shrinking ointment. Don't take chances on piles; if you M«k to reduce them by non-surgical methods, "then use clinic-developed, hospital-approved Thornton Minor Ointment. Ask for Thornton Minor hospital pile ointment or suppositories, $1.00 at your druggist* *> today. FARMS FOR SALE 80 to 480 acre tracts. Excellent loans obtaintble. Want to buy want to keep? Here it is! 200 acre loam located on black top. Hiway in excellent community.3 houses, 2 barns, and electricity. Ready to go I LEIGH AGENCY Phone 99 Parma, Mo. FALL PLANTING SEEDS —,-, , — .^^^^^^M,^,^^^^^^^^, | WHEAT—Chancellor ....... per bu. $2.75 BARLEY—Cert. B-400 per bu. $2.25 HAIRY VETCH , ...... per Ib. .15 RYE GRASS .'..- per Ib. .12 BALBOA RYE per bu. $1.95 ALFALFA—Oklo. Approved per Ib. .36 Certified ARKWIN Seed Oats per bu. $1.50 Ky. 31 FESCUE CERT per Ib. .35 Other Fall Planting Seed Available WE BUY SOYBEANS AT TOP PRICES Both Seed and Commercial Soybeans Blytheville Soybean Corp. Ph. PO 3-6856 or 3-6857 1800 W, Main St. Blytheville, Ark. Be A Wise Owl And SHOP EARLY! While Stocks are Complete Use Our Convenient Christmas lay-Away Plan Bicycles Gifts Toys Tricycles GENERAL HARDWARE AND APPLIANCE CO. TOM A. LITTLE, Jr., 109 W. MAIN Manager PHONE 3-4585 the eve of their biggest selling season. And attractive price tags may be put on a number of toys when the stores ready their Christ- ,mas gift departments. No General Drop But merchants and manufacturers alike "hasten to add that while lower prices here and there will gladden the shopper, the price prospect in general is for more of the' same—stability. Producers explain that operating costs have reached so high a level as to put a solid floor under" prices. Distributors say their costs are so much heavier than a few years back that they can't lower retail prices. On the contrary, they complain of an increasing squeeze on their profit margins. But if the cost of living in general stays pretty steady—and most economists look for it to continue that way for awhile—-the consumer can take comfort today in the price cuts that do crop up here and there. The auto price reduction is by only one producer, Studebaker, and will be on the forthcoming . 1955 models. Other auto makers say their new model prices won't be. announced for awhile, but many dealers are expecting, anyway, that final prices may be lowered a little by ihe device of including some formerly extra cost items as standard equipment. One sad note, however: Some tire executives say their prices may have to go up five per cent by the end of the year. The American meat institute, aunching a drive to get consumers to eat more, says today that supplies this fall should be the largest ±iey have ever been, adding: "when the supplies of any perishable commodity increases, the price generally dec/eases." At the other end of. the health spectrum, prices of the ingredients of two synthetic vitamins have been cut by 25 per cent. Increased shipments of thiamine hydrochloride (vitamin. Bl) from Japan- have lowered the wholesale price. And German" makers of ascorbic acid (-vitamin C) are offering their product at reduced prices. Read Courier News Classified Ads. LITTLi LIZ— A truthful man is one who lies only about his age, his golf score and his salary. *NU» Musician Tells Of Buying dope For Hormel LOS ANGELES C2! — One of the members of George (Geordie) Hormel's trio has said the young millionaire musician paid $20 for marijuana cigarettes the night he was arrested. 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