The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 3, 1948 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 3, 1948
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- JKONPAY, MAY », 1*48 ' WarPlantsTkT Longer for Sale Factories Wilt Be Saved for Future Defense Production WASHINGTON, May 3 (UP)_ Mor. than 100 war plants ear . marked for surplus sale will be . i«Y8d for future defense production *« « result of the 30-cjay freeze ordered by the While House Ap'fl », informed sources said yesterday Prudential Assistant John R. Weelroan Instructed the War Assets Administration to hold up the sal* of war plants and machinery until May 8, to give the Armed Forces Munitions Board time to survey the remain* of World War It's "arsenal of Democracy." Me acted after Representative Lyndon B. Johnson (D., Texas) had complained to President Truman that the Nation «-ns demobilizing its war Industry helter-skelter, at the same time it was planning to remoblltze manpower. The purpose of the freeze was to allow the Munitions board to survey plants still In Government possession and decide which of them should be sold or leased to private owners under the "national secur- |ta clause," which would make •kn available for war production within 120 days. At the time of the freeze, it was slated authoritatively that the War Assett Admlntstraion hart 414 plants in it« surplus inventory. Steelman said then 150 already were covered by the national security clause. Since then at least 32 more have been brought under the "stand-dy" clause. ' Russians Stage Huge Display of Air, Land Power MOSCOW. May 1. (UP)—Super- fort-type bombers, five times as many as ever before shown here— flew over Red Square Saturday to spearhead the Soviet Union's May Day show of armed might. Fighters buzzed around the four- englned long range strategic bcrob- bers in the air show where Rus- •ia's new post-war military power was displayed. Jet planes of two types flew over Mie square. There were twin-engined bombers and single-engined fight- told, nearly twice as many new over as In the demon- a year ago. 'The May Day parade through Red square brought out nearly twice as manr Infantry, artillery and tank I force*, also, BE In the last two years, ; . It ; was an array of armed might intended to assure peace, for which Russia has been working consistently. Marshal Nikolai A. Bulganin minister of armed forces, said in the keynote speech. Premier Josef Stalin was In the! reviewing stand atop the Lenin 1 Mausoleum overlooking the Square foreign-Minister v.- M . MblotoJ' WBS ' h*^' f Ul h Were , nearly a " the mei »- b«rs of the Politburo. (ARK.) COURIER Start of U. S. of Europe British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin, seated, signs the economic convention among western European nations In Paris, Trance. Some believe the pact, signed by 16 nations and western Germany, Is me slart of a U. 3. of Europe—(NBA Tclephofol. Chicago Police Are Given Hard Time By Unofficial Inspector of Saloons CHICAGO, May 3. (UP)-Chicago police wished today that they never had heard of Arthur Gclst, Ih.i wealthy 76-year-old tippler who has appointed himself unofficial inspector of Chicago's saloons ajiri freehanded philanthropist ,to taxi drivers. Geist has been giving police a hard time ever since they picked him up this week for questioning about the tips he gives cab- Ijies when he is somewhat under the influence. The old gentleman appeared In court yesterday on a technical charge of disorderly conduct. But, not for long. The judge was glad to continue the case at police request. Qeist refused lo admit that a cab driver stole several, thousand dollars from him Wednesday night "Who says 1 got rolled?" Deist roared with the full force of his 90-odd pounds. "Maybe I gave the money away! it's my money and I can do what r danged please with As he swept from the courtroom, Geist brandished his rcd-and-white caiic at police officers. "En garde," he warned. Then he lunged. Th| officers were huddled in M corner as Geist'inarched out, headed for the neai-rat pub whore a many friends hart gathcrari for the free drinks Geist wns passing out In commemoration of his victory over the law. A retired insurance broker, Geist has made a hobby recently of handing out big tips to Uxli-ab drivers who befriend him when he suffers ;rom liie occupational hazards of inspecting Chicago pubs". His uniform consists of an Army cnp, paratrooper trousers, a jacket, anil sneakers. He likes big, black cigars. He came lo the attention of police this week when Vincent Calav- 1!0. 24, a visiting bartender from Westlield, N. Y.. reported that he unwittingly participated In a hold up. Calergo said he helped a taxi driver take Gcist home. The drivel- took Geist to the door. When h returned to the cnb, the driver handed Calargo J1,3W as his "cut," of the tip. Ca'nrgo though the driver hart rolled Goist. He reported the incident lo the police who took Geist and Cr.largo into custody on technical charges of disorderly conduct. Police requested the continuance in the case .yesterday so that thev could find the taxi driver described by Calr.rgo. Rend Courier News Want Ads. ITS ALL BECAUSE OF YOU A NEW LOCATION r i Just 36 Steps South of Main St. 106S5thSt To Serve You Better Because you are bringing us so much business that our present quarters are no longer adequate— Because we want to keep giving you better and better service— We are moving to newer and larger quarters in a more convenient location. On May 3rd our permanent address will be 106 South 5th St. Our telephone remains the some—2928. You'll find the same prompt, friendly handling of all your credit needs—in even more comfortable surroundings. We want to thank you for your past and present business which makes this expansion necessary. Come see us in our new location—or telephone 2928—when- •rer you need ready cash or financing of any kind. We're ready and waiting fo serve you, GENERAL CONTRACT PURCHASE CORP. Killer of Greek Official Acted On Red Orders ATKINS, M«y 1. (UP) _ Greek autnoriti** said today Hie assassin of JuMlct Minister Chrlstc* Ladas i confessed that he acted on Com- i tnunbit p«rty orders. I L»da» dieo. Saturday night from wounds auffered when a May Diy | assassin thrtw a grenade Inio his car. Funeral /services were scheduled today. The assassin, Identified »s Eiu- Iration Moutsoyisniiis, 2a, refused lo reveal who aided him, authorities said. Unofficially it was ieport*d thit police are seeking three alleged accomplice, who were snld to havs handed him grenades at a Rendezvous Friday nlglil. He med three grctmites. throwing (he first into the car which Ludas was entering after leaving Easter prayers of the Orthodox Cliurcn Saturday morning. This grenade wounded Ladai in the shoulder, .skill! and spine, and he died about 12 houis later. Church Group Honors Layman Of Blytheville George w. Barham. Blytheville allonicy unrl member of the Fir«t Christ..,, Church, WM e.U£, number of the BecommemUlloiw Cow- mttee for the First Cnrislhu. Church al the State Convent!*,, which was coiwluded at Fayelleville IftSl WOf?K> Search for 'Santa Clous' Slayers Is Redoubled MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 3 (UP) — Slicrlfi Oliver Perry redoubled his search today for two hoodlums who killed 71 year old Henry M Stephens, a Jolly hermit who was known in the nearby Hollywood community as "Santa Cluus'" because of his flowing while beard Stephens succumbed yesterday to a brutal beating administered oy two white men who entered his one-room shack last week When the killers failed to find money the v struck him with their fists R nd a blunt Instrument which physicians '.aid fractured the man's skull. Stephens wa-i found unconscious after he escaped from his burnlni- shack, in departing the men hail set lire to the hermit's home 'Hi* Announcement came from the Rev. Lester L>. Strubhar, pastor of lie Hrsl Christian church of Bly- thevllle, who attended the four- riay convention, toother with Mi; Stiubhar, and their two ions, Richard and Oiirlon. The Rev. c. R chimbera, former pastor O f (!„ Blytheville First Olu-ls Ian Chinch who Is now pas- or of the First Christian Church In Forrest city, «•«, in charge of the memorial service. The convention's program listed ? u I , dc !'' s "' the Christian Church as the nev. o. p. shepmxi, slate evangelist, who spoke on Crusading clirlsllans". and the "I Igh Cast ol lx>w Uvlng;" and Miss Cnmmle Gray, missionary to P.', !' R . s jj; cc 'O". who Is In the Unllert Stntes on furlough. MLss Cirny «. 0 rkcd In one of the largest refugee camp., In China during the Or. H B, McConntck, president of I the Unltcrt Chilstian MLwlonary Socloty; Stephen j, England rtean of Phllllivi nible College In' Slid Ok n ; joJui \ V . Pry, regional evangelist of the state; Tra n. Crcwd- son state secretary; Mrs. Wllma iiuin Alaicdon, executive Mcrclnry of women's organizations «nd director of religious education for the state were among those Uklng part In the coiiveiillon Dr. Cecil E . Berry, pnslor of rirst Clirsllnn Church, Joncsboro, was elected lo succeed George B, Tyler of Little Rock, as president. Next years convention will be | n Hot Tokyo MOM Homesick; Say* She Is Heady to Stand Trial for Treason TOYKO, May ». (UP)-Home3lck Toyko ROM, Japan's American-born wartime svop«««nd* broadcaster Mid tod«r ill* was ready to stand trial for treason. "If then U (olnc to be a treat- on trial aialnst me, the quicker the better, "«h» aald. "I'm willing to no anywhere lot trial." The cherrjf-tolced disc Jockey who tried to exploit the home«!ckn«w of American Q. I.'s wai released from Silgamo Prison In October, 1846, after spendInc more than a year there while her CM* was Invostl- gated. Decently H wiui reported reliably that thr U. S, Justice department In Toyko sought witnesses (or a treason trial against her. This w»« denied by Army Intelligence agents who claim they have received o» Instructions to reopen the case. Rose now lives In a snappy house a« plain Mrs. Iva Togiir! Dnijtilno. her application to the American consulate In Yokohonu for a uass- iwrt has not been granted. Three toys Get Lost, Spend Might on Mountain LITTLE ROCK, Ark., May 1 (up) —Thre« tittle Rock boys were safely a home today after * harrowing night on a, mountain 14 miles Weil of here. The lads got lost from a Sunday School party Saturday night and did not find their way home until six a. m. ye«rday. , Officers Identified th» boys as John .Martin, 11-year-old son of Mr andI Mrs. p,' I, Martin; Johnnie Mathls, 11-year-old son of Mr. and M "- S- B. Mathla; and James Kennedy, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Kennedy. The youths wandered until nearly midnight and then went lo sleep. Awaking at 4:30 Sunday morning, they finally found their Bearings, (jot to a highway and were picked up by a passing motorist. None of the l»d« suffered any ill effects. Little Rock Merchant Dies MTTIJ! 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