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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, October 9, 1954
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PAOBTEN (ARK.)' COURIER NEWI SATURDAY, OCTOBER I, W54 lot More' Indictments Expected by Capehart From Housing Probe WASHINGTON (AP) — Chairman Capehart. (R-Ind) said today he expects "a lot more" indictments to result from his Senate Banking Committee's investigation of postwar housing financed with government-insured loans. me committee recessed four days of hearings here late yesterday. But Cnpehort ordered subpoenas for five witnesses to appear at a hearing Nov. 9. He emphasized tge investigation is not concluded. Earlier, Cnpehart had indicated hearings were over except for persons who wished to testify because they thought they were injured in previous testimony. A special federal grand jury here has been instructed by Ally. Gen. Brownell to "inquire imo bribery and other criminal conduct in the federal housing program," and grand Juries nlso have been convened in other cities. Capehart said indictments are showing up almost daily and added "there should be a lot more. Brownell announced the grand jury here would inquire specifically into the conduct of Clyade L. Powell ousted last April as assistant Federal Housing Administration commissioner in charge of the rental housing program. Powell Won't Talk Powell, three times a witness Delore the Senate committee, re- against possibl self-lncrimination. The committee received testimony Powell had demanded and got $10,000 to increase an FHA commit men', on a Washington apartment project loan and that, in a 10-year period, he had banked »138,000 more than his net federal salary. Capehart said the banking committee could "go on for a year with hearings like we've had." He told newsmen he would ask the Senate for authority and funds to continue the investigation all next year. So far, he said, the committee has received S225.000. Capehart said that while the public hearings are In recess, his staff will look into "some other irregularities." Three of the witnesses to be summoned to the Nov. 9 hearing lire Robert McCormack of nearby Arlington. Va., Louis Lesser, a Beverly Hills, Calif., builder, and Rocco De Orazla, described by Capehart (is "a reputed gambler" In the Chicago area. The cornmlttee heard yesterday McCormack was paid $27,500 in lees for bringing clients Interested in defense housing projects to n Washington lawyer. The committee wants Information about a cashier's check Powell allegedly sent to De Orazla. No Success Capehart said the commltlce had tried without success to question McCormack, Lessor and De Ornzln at the hearings ended yesterday. The committee also directed two attorneys to return Nov. 9 nflcr unsuccessful efforts yesterday to clear up questions about large sums which passed through their hands. They are Arthur M. Chime of Washington who did work for Ian Woodner. a New York and Washington builder, and Abraham Traub of Brooklyn, whose clients included 15 builders of MR government-insured apartment projects In New York Chalte hnd tcKlllied previously he received $66,000 from Woodner over several years. But the committee said yesterday an audit of Woodner's books by the General Accounting Office (GAOL disclosed that $155,000 had been listed as paid to Chaite. The committee demanded an explanation of the apparent $00.000 discrepancy. In many cases, Chalte said In- had no recollection of why the checks were drawn. But he denied flatly he ever paid any money lo Powell, with whom he used to work in FHA. Chaite said he travelled over the country buying 15 million dollars worth of land for Woodni'r and that some of the payments were to cover his expenses. "Got N'owhere" Capehart finally declared "ue're getting nowhere" and unnmim-iHl he was ordering a full GAO audit of chaile'B books. Capehart said I the matter would be referred to j the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service. Traub later said he believed he peared before the committee in New York, was asked about large amounts listed on his income lax returns as expenses for clients and covered in part by checks drawn to cash. The attorney said he could not recall specific items. But he said he believed the money generally was paid out lo satisfy debts he had incurred as a guarantor for persons who had defaulted. William Simon, committee counsel, pointed out that tax return forms provide a separate heading for such a purpose. Traub later saidhe believed he could give the committee satisfactory answers if It would return his books. Capehart promised lo do this If Traub would agree lo cooperate with two GAO auditors assigned to the case. The committee has said Traub drew a million dollars worth of checks to cash and that adequate explanation for this was lacking. Traub testified he made four to six trips a year lo Washington to see Powell when the latter was an FHA official and that he talked to Powell by phone perhaps a dozen times a year. Harry Fritzius Now Has His Own TV Show Harry Fritzhis, former resident, of Blytheville, Is now appearing on his own television program each week over WHDQ-TV, Channel 13, Memphis, Tenn. The program titled "The Personal Touch" Is seen each Wednesday at 1 p.m. and offers advice to Mid-South housewives on ways and means to belter decorated homes. Mr. Fritzlus was graduled from the Memphis Academy of Arts and attended the Art Student League in New York and tile Chicago School of Design, after finishing h school In Blytheville. He has held one-man shows ol paintings at Norwalk, Conn., and In Florida, California and New York. Besides starring on Ids own prj- griim. he Is r; set mid stage designer on Ihe station's staff. He lives at 1031 North Watklns in Memphis. Hurricane Hazel Whirls Through Caribbean Sea MIAMI. Pin. 1/11 — Hlirricnno Hazel whirled its lUrHiiilc-pp.r-iiwir wind. 1 ; in Ihe central Caribbean Sea today still on n wesl-norlhwcsl i-oursp (hat posed no immediate threat to land. Navy hurriniiio hunter planes were not poncinitinp the great dls- lurbiince bc'cmise of ils violence. They were warned uwtiy troiu it after a crewman of a ,>lane was injured. The San Juan. P. R., Weather Bureau railed Him 1 ! "very clnn- gernus." Ti was expected to continue on ils west-no r l Invest- course in the open Caribbean Sea loriny. The present course would take it south of Jamaica. At 5 a.m. HIST the. eighth hurricane of Ihe .season was about 850 miles snuth-.soiiLheasl of Miami. It was moving at a forward rate of about ei^hl m.p.h. EISENHOWER (Continued from Page 1) ater promised "n slopped up tern,.«" In their fight (or control ol the House and Senate. They avoided committing Eisenhower to more thitn the two additional campaign speeches lie now definitely has planned. But Nixon aid the president probably will cake another address—a larm peech somewhere In the midwest. House speaker Martin and icnate majority leader Knowland publicly continued to voice confidence the Republicans will win (heir battle, but some members of the party high command were siiy- ing privately they are worried. Eisenhower's speech last night was In much the same pattern as the one he made In Hollywood Bowl. As on.that occasion marking the start of his harder hitting tactics, the President jabbed repeatedly at the democrats without once mentioning Individuals or the opposition party by name. In fact, throughout his speech he deleted from his prepared text several mentions of a "Republican" Congress and talked of just "Congress" in reviewing the record. Aides could oifcr no explanation for that—which was something he did In Los Angeles, too. "We've backing Ike" Kit;ns popped up all over the auditorium when he walked to the rostrum to start his address, which the White House said was carried by TV and radio to 1,250.000 party workers at 26,500 rallies around the country. There was a burst of applause when Elsenhower said that voters In 1052 were determined to "eliminate penetration by the Communist conspiracy in our government." and another when he declared "they did not consider that menace a red herring." That was a poke at the Truman administration's handling of the subversion problem. The crowd cheered, loo. when he said his administration tolerates "no vacillation nor inaction . In dealing with who, by lorce or violence, would overthrow the government of the United States." Elsenhower reiterated that Republicans by themselves cannot win the November election battle. Appealing as he did in I-o.s Angeles to independent voters and dissident Democrats, Elsenhower declared: "We must enlist the spirited support of friends and neighbors, regardless of party, who believe in our principles and objectives." The President got one of his biggest hands of the evening when he praised the administration's record In the foreign policy field and added: For the first lime In 20 years there is no active battlefield anywhere In the world." Speaking of whal he tanned oth- ?r accomplishments of his administration and the Republican-led 03rd Congress, the President said among other things that-. 1. "bur people . . . now have clean, honest government." 2. "Taxes have been cut $4,700,000,000—'Ihe largest reduction In history' ", and federal spending has been "cut ... by 11 billion dollars." Cut Payroll! 3. "We smoked out 211.000 unnecessary positions on the federal payroll and got rid of them." 4. America loclay has "the strong rst armed forces in our peacetime history." at less cost. The Pre.sident lidded that "our military strength docs not consist of Involuntarily recalled veterans who have already served our nation In war." 5. "We at Irist have an economy whose strength is not sapped b\ the virus of Inflation—an cconom; whose strength Is not dependent Traffic Bond Forfeited John Sullivan forfeited $5 bond in Municipal Court this morning on a charge of nmninn a red light. D-Y Issue To Await Election By G. MILTOtf KKI.LY WASHINGTON MV- The Dixon- fates contract was on the shell mill after election today "at the > UK g es lion," the Senate-House Atomic Energy Committee said, 'of members representing both jolltical parties," This was the committee's i,ord- ng yesterday In wiring its 18 mem- >ers there'll he no public hearings icxt Wednesday, us had been planned, on the much-disputed private power proposal. Instead, it soggested the hear- ngs be rescheduled for Nov. 4— two dftys after the elections. It said "an overwhelming number" of the legislators found their campaigning duties too heavy to hold lea rings now. The .contract provides that the Dixon-Yates private utility group build a plant to send electric pqw- er through Tennessee Valley Authority public power lines. The Senate already is scheduled to meet in special session Nov. 8 on (he move to censure Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis). Some Republican senators said privately they were more than )leased by news of the Dixon-Yates postponement. They said they had considered it would be a mistake to provide such a forum for foes, particularly Democrats, of the proposal. Sen. Ke/auver (D-Tenn). a leading critic of the contract, applauded the postponement and said "I think the hearing got too hot for them to handle before the elections." The plan calls for private utility companies headed by Edgar H. Dixon and.E. A. Yates to -build a generating plant at West Memphis, Ark. upon the sacrifices of the battlefield." On the economic front, Elsen- hower said he is keenly aware that n some localities "dislocations and hardships do exist"—an uparenl, reference to unemployment in some areas, and to the Democrats' criticism of the administration on thai score. "These problems we are striving constantly to ease," the President said. As for tasks remaining which ic wants a new Republican-run Congress to tackle, Eisenhower said they include: Cutting federal spending further "so we can cut taxes more; improvement of the peacetime farm program; revision of the Taft- Havtlp.y Labor law; statehood for Hawaii; lowering of the voting age to 18; development of a national water resources program; encouragement of school construction; provision of a health and medical program without socialization of medicine; and "we must continue our historic advances In the vital area of civil rights." Obituary Levas Boyd Services Are Tomorrow Services (or Mrs, Leva Agnes Boyd of Blytheville, who died yesterday morning at Methodist Hospital in Memphis after a long illness, will bf conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church by the Rev, Vernon Gean assisted hy the Rev, J, C, Dickinson and the Rev. John Gearing. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery with Holt Funeral Home Ini charge. Mrs. Boyd. 37, was a relive of Presc'otl, Ark., and cime to niytheville in 1831 with her husband, Vernon Boyd. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband; a son, Vernon Boyd, Jr., in the Navy; it daughter. Janet Sue Boyd of Blytheville; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam D. McGce of Promised Land; two brothers, Travis McGee of St. Louis, Mo., Quinton McGee of Torrcnce, Calif.; five sisters, Mrs, Azzelle Lester of St, Louis, Mrs. Roland Williams of Torrence, Mrs. Edrie Games, Mrs. Learah Robertson and Miss Sue Battles of Hermondale, Mo. Mrs. Boyd was preceded in death by her brother, Thurman McGee, in 1948 while he was serving in IhR Air Force. Pallbearers are Jack Attaway, Herman May, Louis Boyd, John Sparks, Bart Edgen, Jeff Hester, Dr. Orlie Parker and Jack Vowell. Honorary pallbearers are T. C. Hopper, Bill Haynes, Hubert Polfi- grove, Jack Tnpp, H. E. VanCleve, Preston Thorne, Henry McCain, Bill Tepethoff. J. P. Hocott, Leland Hodge and Jim England. Tall and Quiet, 'Good Boy' Pleads Not Guilty To Charges of Twin Stabbings of Youngsters SPRINGFIELD, Mass. Ut-The "boy around the corner" pleaded Innocent today to two murder charges in the stab-slayings of a 14-year-old baby-sitter and her four FRENCH Landrum Child Rites Tomorrow Services for Sherry Ann Landrum, 9-month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Landrum of 1905 West Vine, will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at Cobb Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. M. D. Mabry. Burial will be in Dogwood Cemetery. She died at Baptist Hospital in Memphis after a three-week illness. She is survived by her parents. (Continued from Page li Mendes-Prance appealed for the support of those who had favored the EDO plan. Many EDO proponents have expressed reservations about the new defense scheme. "It Is a law of life," the premier said, "that nature does not move in jumps. The jnification of a continent is something that takes a ong time. We. made progress toward building a united Europe at London." Although some of Mendes- France's arguments hit home, the deputies showed little enthusiasm. Most of them were obviously depressed at the thought of voting r or the rearmament of Germany, which has invaded Prance three times since 1810. In making the issue a matter of confidence. Mendes-France won two days time to rally public opln- on. French parliamentary procedure requires one full calendar day between a request for a vote of confidence and the balloting. There can be no discussion Tuesday exoept for brief statements explaining party positions., Mendes-France can count on many influential newspapers to back him. He also can count on considerable popular support based on his success in ending the Indochina War and a British promise ti keep four divisions on the European continent. A weekend of intense political maneuvers was in prospect. Leaders of all assembly faptions are expected to meet and weigh the advantages of supporting the government, taking a stand against it or just not voting. If the vote goes against the premier, he will automatically be out of office and Prance once again will be in the throes of a political crisis. U.N. AMD Drops 24 Workers LITTLE ROCK Wl — The State Highway Department has released 204 employes since Sept, 1 in what personnel director Dennison Ynn- tcs described as n "seasonal" layoff. Twenty-three other separation notices were being processed, Yates said Blytheville OCT. "I f\ 1 9 FiiirKrtmmls Allspices Junior riiaiahcr of Commerce EYOUR FRIENDLY THEATRE SUNDAY and MONDAY Continuous Showing Sunday From 2 P.M. ACTUALLY FILMED WITH THE WHALING FLEET IN THE ICY ANTARCTIC) ALAN LADD IN HIS TOP ADVENTURE! COUJVELH PICIURLS p-moU A WKWCK PROMOTION ALAN LADD HELL ' BEL OlrV wit wm irt wj rail WM< V»;t.' tj t..JM . »,-,,«. bi WWM mmtm • Mi ' »M«lt ftaj«* <Mf V. MfcM I MUOt. [*«•<* W«BM« WORLD'S NEWEST! WORLD'S FINEST BIG SHOW S ARENAS USED FOR ITS 1OOO WONDCRS SKSEI-BETTEIl-GliANDEII-THMI Off AN ICLIOIN* IPOCH IK tm WORLD'S GREATEST AMUSEMENT INSTITUTION 600 - PEOPLE - H» 13 ARCNIC STARS 50 • MUSICIANS ... SO at wno «mMM.s HIPPOPOTAMUS 1S.EUPHMTTS-15 sm • SEAT* • sow 57,400 51,750,000 CAPrTAl it CONLEY * F* mily, TTie Gmmt Bw*- b*c* tldfrt hi BK irorid Aitoundlnf AfrtrAnd From the Are«nllflf *APOUQ Oaring Gy ( * LA FORMS Intrepid Atrl*It*+B Ch*mplon» *t I GEOR6EOUS STREET PARADE 11* AJ». TwicEDAii.mBp.iii.'fj'js? • BACK TO PRE-WAR PRICES • ADULTS $1.18 • CHILDREN 55c Ml TKKETS PIUS T« , Ketrrve »nd Admission Tirkrfs on Salt Circus nay At Owens Rrxnll Drug Slore m Milm It. NEW TEMPORARY LOCATION! Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. Now Located In Blytheviiie Motor Co. Buildin Corner First and Walnut Due to the crowded conditions of bur former Main Street location, we find it necessary to re-locate in temporary quarters in the BLYTHEVILLE MOTOR CO. BLDG., corner of FIRST and WALNUT STREETS. OUR PHONE NUMBER REMAINS UNCHANGED — PO-2-2095. We are in the process of re-building our old plant at 312 W. Ash which will take approximately 60 days. We will operate from there until our new bottling plant is completed at the corner of Mathis and Elm in the newly developed industrial section of Blytheville. We hope to be in our new home by March 1, 1955. We wish to thank you all again for your kind understanding of the interruptions in our schedule as a result of the fire. We hope you will bear with us until we are again operating normally. Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Blytheville Now Located At. BLYTHEVILLE MOTOR CO. BLDG. year old charge. Tall, 18-year-old Kenneth R. Chapin responded in a clear voice, 'not guilty" to.the two charges of murder read out in the Dlstlrci Court room by Clerk JamesLovett. Judg e John M, Noonan ordered Chapin held without bail for hearing Oct. 19. The boy's father, Theodore E. Chapin, Springfield Armory electrician, sat in a front row during the brief arraignment. The father's eyes were tear-filled as he watched rtis oldest child arraigned. Father Cries The boy. glanced at his father, but they did not speak to each other. The high school sophomore looked tired and his hair was tou-sled as two policemen led him into the courtroom. "This complaint charges," the cleric intoned, "that you did assault, and beat with intent to murder Stephen Ross Goldberg, and did murder him on the 25th of September this year. How do you plead?" Voice Steady "Not guilty," was the response n a steady voice. The identical wording charged him with the slaying of Lynn Ann Smith, 14. Police Chief Raymond P. Gallagher and Dfst. Ally. Stephen A. Moynahan said that the boy admitted in a signed statement that he slew Lynn Ann and the Goldberg boy. Young; Chapin, whose home is only a few doors from the Smith family's, was a pallbearer at her funeral a few days after the slaying two weeks ago tonight. Gallagher said Chapin, a 6-foot, 3-inch electrician's son described by teachers and friends as a "good . . . quiet boy," offered no reason for the double slaying. Gallagher said the youth, a Boy Scout leader who had never before been in trouble with the police, First and Walnut Ph. 2-2095 chain-smoked cigarettes but otherwise was calm as he explained the ilaying and readily signed hit statement. Then, Gallagher said, he told authorities where they could find the death knife (behind a chair in Ills room) and his blood-stained clothing hanging in a kitchen closet of his home. The police chief said "there Is no question of sex being a factor in this case. It definitely is not." Gallagher quoted young Chapin's statement as saying he began stabbing and beating the girl the moment she opened the door admitting him to the Goldberg apartment in a substantial section of Springfield. Then, Gallagher went on, the youth heard little Stephen cry. He went to the child's bed and stabbed him and beat him with the wooden knife handle. The bodies were found by the youngster's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Goldberg, when they returned from a night movie. Lynn Ann had been stabbed 34 times. Her neck was broken. Stephen was stabbed 24 times. His skull was fractured. Gallagher said young Chapin recalled every detail of the slayings except how many times he stabbed the. girl and the little boy. After the slayings, Gallagher quoted him as saying he went home, washed his clothes and cleaned the knife, hid them, and went to .bed. The police chief said Chapin's arrest came after a house-to-house check of the neighborhood around the Smith and Goldberg homes. He indicated that a piece of crochet thread, found in the Goldberg apartment, led to the Chapin home. Earlier, police who described the thread as their best clue said it had been wrapped around the handle of the knife to secure better grip. (Continued from Page 11 bias with persons of all nationalities, religions and cultures." (U.N. employes are drawn from 70 countries.) (2) Vote If you want but don't run for office and don't express yourself publicly on "matters of a controversial nature." (3) Your private life is your own, but don't behave so as to bring discredit on the organization you serve or offend the commu- nitj you live in. The board has been preparing the report since mid-1952. 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