The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 30, 1954 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 30, 1954
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIVE Key Campaign Trends Neither Party Predicting Victory In Tough Massachusetts Election EDITOR'S NOTE: This is another of several stories by roving Associated Press reporters analyzing: the congressional campaign in key states. By RELMON MORIN BOSTON (AP) — A tough election battle is building up in Massachusetts and at this point it looks so close that neither party is making confident victory predictions. The Maine election heartened the Democrats and startled the Republicans. Chief interest in Massachusetts centers in the races for the governorship and a seat in the U. S. Senate. Both now are held by Republicans. The GOP has an 8-6 edge in the House of Representatives. A Democratic leader would go no further than to say" his party will make it 7-7 this fall. In the Senate race, the veteran Leverett Saltonstall is opposed 'by a former Democratic congressman, Foster Furcolo, who has risen rapidly in Bay State politics since he came home' from World Warn. "Salty," as they call the senator in, his home state, hit the trail early. Campaigning through the small towns, he often stood, on .the sidewalk, chatting with .the citizens. He talked mainly of his nearly 10-year Senate record and the record of the Eisenhower .administration. Before coming to the'Senate Saltonstall, descendant of a colonist family, was a three term governor. He has a dry, down-east humor and a homespun manner that appeals to Massachusetts voters. His present opponent, Furcolo, is 43, a lawyer who served one term in Congress and then was elected state treasurere in 1952— a year when Massachusetts went Republican. He is the son of an Italian immigrant who came to the United States unable to read or speak English and became a respected doctor in Springfield.- Furcolo worked his way through Yale and the Yale Law School and still had time for the baseball and boxing teams. He resigned from a draft board after Pearl Harbor, enlisted, and went through some of the worst campaigns in the Pacific. While in Washing-ton, Furcolo spoke at length on foreign policy and advocated federal scholarships for college students. He also devised what he called a "people's lobby," a council composed of his constituents with whom he conferred. Furcolo is married and has five children. He is personable, a good speaker and a hard worker. Early in the campaign, he challenged' Saltonstall to debate many issues, "including labor, foreign policy, and Sen. McCarthy." Saltonstall did not reply. Observers generally believe neither party will inject McCarthy further into the state campaign. Republican Gov. Christian A. Herter was unoppc-^1 for renom- ination. His Democratic challenger is Robert F. Murphy, "a former Maiden newspaperman and a veteran of the state legislature. Herter, who—like Saltonstall— comes from old line New England stock, was elected governor in 1952 by 14,456 votes out of 2,300,000. He pointed out in an interview that three-fourths of che total vote was cast in towns and cities with more" than 8,000 population. In that bracket, he says, he ran 140.000 votes behind. But he was 155.000 ahead in communities of less than 8,000 people. Hence, he says, "if there is indifference in the s mail towns, we're going to be licked, this time." Murphy won the Democratic nomination in his first try at a statewide office. A rugged, energetic man, he has been* campaigning since last April. He travelled by helicopter, once covered 300 miles and appeared in 13 towns in a single day. Both Murphy and Herter list eco- nomic conditions in the state as the top issue of their campaigns. The governor declined to speculate, however, as to whether his chances in the heavy-voting industrial cities are better this year" than they were in 1952. Murphy asserts the people are "fretful and worried." He recently placed Massachusetts unemployment at 81,000 and said incomes have shrunk by reduction of the work - week, frequent shut-downs and loss of overtime everywhere. Herter said he did not believe President Eisenhower or national policies would play a great part in the state election. Murphy, disagreeing, says, "Look at the large number of Massachusetts republicans who are holding important jobs in Washington. The people are certainly going to ask' what they have done for the state." In this early stage of the campaigning, political analysts see both ;he senate and gubernatorial races as "very close." Neither side is over-optimistic about the congressional races. In 1952, narrow margins separated opponents in three districts. They look close again. A Democratic leader said he felt sure the party would pick up one seal, "and, possibly two others." • . The Republicans say only one of their house seats is seriously endangered. Army Sergeant Provoo to Be Retried on Treason Charge nesses said it was not long until Sack was quarreling violently with. her, and she began considering » •divorce. New Buildup Program. Announced by Army BALTIMORE I?! — John David Provoo, former Army staff sergeant whose conviction and life sentence for treason were upset by the U.S. Court of Appeals, will be retried here, probably early next year. A new warrant charging the 36- year-old former San Francisco bank clerk with treason while a prisoner of the Japanese in World War H, was issued here yesterday. U.S. Atty. George Coch'ran Doub said he will seek an indictment before the Federal District Court j grand jury convening- here Oct. 18. He hopes to bring Provoo to trial within three months of that time. Doub, who said he believes the government considers "this the most important treason trial since that of Aaron Burr," indicated the new trial will be as costly and drawn out as the first. In one of the wierdest cases to come out of World War n, Provoo was convicted Feb. 11. 1953, of broadcasting wartime propaganda for the Japanese, of abusing fellow American soldiers in prison camps, and of causing- the death of Army Capt. Burton C. Thomson of Swea City, Iowa, by informing on him. Federal Judge Gregory F. Noonan sentenced him to life in prison. The U.S. District Court of Appeals in New York, last Aug. 27 upset the conviction and sentence on the ground that Provoo should have been tried' in Maryland where he was an Army prisoner at the time of his arrest on the treason charge. The Appeals Court also said the government wrongfully insinuated before the jury that j Provoo was homosexual. It left up to the government the choice of appealing to the Supreme Court or retrying Provoo in the Maryland District. The issuance of the warrant yesterday eliminated a Supreme Court appeal, Doub said. The reversal cost the government a million dollar investment. With 69 witnesses—34 for the government, 35 for the defense— brought from all over the world, it cost the government that much ( to convict Provoo. I Doub said most of the witnesses | probably would be recalled. Provoo presently is held in the federal detention house in New- York. He probably will be brought here next week. Provoo denied aiding the Japanese except under pain of death. WASHINGTON (ffl— The Army is adding a new long range guided missile to its arsenal, increasing the number of its combat-equipped divisions and buying more tanks. This stepped-up Army tempo was disclosed in a series of announcements here yesterday—tne day after a conference in Colorado among President Eisenhower, Secretary of the Army Robert T. Stevens and Geri. Matthew B. Ridgway, .the Army's chief of staff: 1. The Army has gone into what it calls "at least pilot line" or limited production of a new guided missile, called Redstone. The weapon is presumably capable, like others of its type, of carrying an atomic warhead. Details of Redstone's capability are still kept secret, but there is speculation its range may be up to 500 miles—substantially more than the Army's "Corporal" missile, also a surface-to-surface bombard- ments. The Army said it awarded to Chrysler Corp. last week an $855,000 contract as "the final touch needed to start limited production" of' Redstone. This brings the total for the Redstone project so far to more than 22 million dollars.. 2. In a move which will add to its organizationl -numbers, although not to its' total manpower, the Army announced a program to boost the number of divisions designated as combat outfits to 2r in the next two years. This will be done by giving to., five of the present six training divisions designations as combat divisions, equipping them with arms for battle- field fighting and organizing them along combat lines. But the manpower size of the divisions apparently will remain, at least for some time, at about the level of a training division—. which is only between 10 and 15 per cent of thV man-strength of a 17,500-man combat division. Aside from giving the Army the framework for a quick expansion of the five divisions into full fighting strength, the program also makes possible another program announced simultaneously—a new system.of rotating forces stationed overseas. This will involve return home of whole units—divisions, regiments or battalions—replaced overseas by units of similar composition. The current plan of rotating individual soldiers while still keeping the units on station will be superseded. Each unit will serve 33 months overseas, stay 31 months at home. 3. A contract for $160,601,200 worth of M48 medium tanks was placed with Chrysler Corp. This actually is a renewal of an earlier order for M48s, the initial allotment of which Chrysler completed a year ago. The new* production, like the previous, will be carried out at the government-owned, Chrysler- operated tank factory at Newark, Del. Box Office Opens 6:45 Show Starts 7: .rn. Admission loc & 35c At All Times LAST TIMES TONIGHT Double Feature DOROTHY McGUIRE ROBERT YOUNG HERBERT MARSHALL frchanfed Cottage Illicit* i, JOM CIOMHtU • Scnmli) t; DiKITT BODffK mi IUNAI I. tUUOttU'tntmi tj UltlEI MISIU — AND— ANNE BAXTER Cartoon "Awful Tooth" FRI V & SAT. . Double Feature Maura Oil. Jeff CHANCIER NOTICE OF SALE Notice is- hereby given that the undersigned, commissioner in Chancery, will, pursuant to the order of the Chancery Court of the Chickasawba District of Mississippi County, Arkansas, rendered on the 28th day of September, 1954. in a cause therein pending wherein E. C. Robinson Lumber Company, E. D. Ferguson, Trustee, is plaintiff and Jesse E. Banks and Mariah L. Banks, his wife, are defendants, being Case No. 12,719. on the 27th day of October, 1954, offer for sale at public auction, at the Front Door of the Courthouse in the City of Blytheville, Arkansas, County of Mississippi and State of Arkansas, to the highest and best bidder the following lands and property in the City of Blytheville, County of Mississippi, and State of Arkansas, to-wit: Lot Number Three (3), Block Fourteen (14) Edwin Robinson Addition to the City of Blytheville, Arkansas. Said sale will be held between the hours of nine o'clock in the forenoon and three o'clock in the afternoon of the date aforesaid, upon the following terms: Upon a credit of three months. The purchaser at said sale will be required to give bond, with appz-oved security, to secure the payment of the purchase price and a lien will be retained on said lands further to secure such purchase money. MOX -Theatre- On West Main St. In Blyfheville Show Starts Weekdays 7:00 Sat., Sun. 1:00 Gable Said Okay HOLLYWOOD iff)— Clark Gable lias been given a clean bill of health, Dr. Rexford Keiinamer reported last night that Gable has left Cedars of Lebanon Hospital after a checkup. The physician said Gable was not ill and the checkup was routine, WITNESS my hand this 28th day- of September, 1954. SEAL GERALDINE LISTON, Commissioner in Chancery. 9/30-10/7 LITTLE LIZ— The world would be better off If everyone who says "\ do" did. OPENS 6:30 EACH NIGHT SHOW STARTS AT DUSK 2 SHOWS EVERY NJTE! RAIN OR SHINE! THURSDAY and FRIDAY On Our Wide-Vision Metallic Screen THURS.. & FRI Double Feature —AND— "2 LOST WORLDS" Starring Laura ELLIOT Jim ARNESS Serial "Gunfiphters" No 12 & CARTOON «tt HANS CONRIED • $t«y *id Scntn fti, * »0»E»T E. KENT • Produced br SAM KAT2MAH MfKted by KICHMD QUINC —AND— .i p.-«i4fl»I JOHN DEREK Kti Anftorry Ouinn Iftvtt • fcttn P1J7 tT .TSSt L tASKY. XL • fntaui Hf HUNT intmf--- • •• •••«"• VI ALSO CARTOON SHE tti* pov«rful ttory 6* a sinner who found salvation! SEE a beautiful, vivaciou* girl who learned the hard way of the r*al power of God! SEE what hap- p*nt in a Godlest hom«! CHERYL WALKER • tffitSTOOMET • HUM lEAUMOOT • JOHN QUALEN * NAKA BRYANT fttCNAJtDS • CHARLES EYAK Press and Clergy Acclaim "REACHING FROM HEAVEN": Paternity Suit Filed Against Singer Johnston LO SANGELES f/P)—A Superior Court hearing was scheduled today on the petition of a Washington, D. C., showgirl who seeks temporary support from singer Johnny Johnston for her unborn baby. Miss Betty Bowers, 24, known professionally as Bette Steele, filed a paternity suit against Johnston yesterday, alleging he is the .father oi her child, expected in December. She asks temporary support pending trial. Johnston. 39, promptly filed an answer denying intimacies with Miss Bowers. He said he had refused demands of Miss Bowers for money before she filed her suit. Miss Bowers said she met Johnston while he was singing at a Washington night club. Johnston is married to the former Mrs. Shirley I. Carmel, hot-el heiress. He is the former husband of actress Kathryn i Grayson. ' [After Death Of |3 Wives, The ! Death Penalty i PORTLAND. Ore. <.•?>—•A mild' appearing. White-haired 61-year- old man—whose three wives have died violently—will be sentenced to death here Alonday. George F. .Sack, questioned by police about- his first wife's death and found innocent by reason of insanity after his second wife's death, was convicted by an all- male jury here last night of murdering his third wife. . / A death sentence is mandatory, but Sack's attorney said he would appeal. The jury took seven hours to decide that the dapper Sack did away with Ills wife because he feared she was going to divorce him and clsim part oL his $125,000 in property. The state contended he did it- by shoving her into the luggage compartment of' his automobile last February and keeping her there un- til'she suffocated.-The body was found dumped in a vacant lot. George Gary, who said he happened to be walking near. the lot at the time, was the state's key-witness. He said he saw a -man carry something .from a car into the lot. He wrote down the car's license number, and turned it over to police. The number was Sack's. Sack's first wife died in an apartment house fire in Chicago in the early 1920s. His second was killed a few years later in Chicago by a gun shot. Sack was accused' of killing her. Defended by the famed attorney, Clarence Darrow, Sack was found insane, and went to a mental hospital for several years. He. came to Oregon in 1940, and bought an apartment house, where he lived alone until he met Goldie Goodrich. 55. a Great Falls, Mont, school teacher, at a public dance hall here two years ago. They were married shortly afterward. 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Guard Sponsored by The Blytheville Try Lowe's Take-Home Pac Large 2 Lb. Fryer—Barbecued With Potato Salad—6 Delicious Rolls—Eddie's Barbecue Sauce—Hot Wrapped to Go— Enough for 4 people. Cmll 3-4597 Between * * 9 A.M. for Soon or Between 1 & 2 P.M. for 6 O'clock fcalv

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