The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 8, 1955 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, November 8, 1955
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER *. 19SS BI.YTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PACK TWRWi General Motors too Big, Senate Probers Are Told By JOK HALL WASHINGTON lAP) -- T. K. Quinn, businessman and author, told senators today "General Motors is entirely too big." . _ , . . . "It unwittingly threatens the very existence of countless good companies and eventually our own free American institutions," Quinn said in a statement prepared for the Seriate Antitrust and .Monopoly subcommittee at the opening session of a four week study of GM, the world's largest manufacturing firm. Quinn proposed a ''11111x111111111 free c' hill" ciesiyiufd to restrict the size oi large corporations iind pos.-ibly to persuade them to break up. This, said Quinn, is the u;ty to deal with whut he tern ted the "^mutism issue 1 ." He said this is the "pressing, tlmid- ful i.s.sue" I'nritii;- the country. Loifc ;i critii* of l;u>;e corporations. IJuinn formerly was a vk'f- pre.-ii(ii?iii of the General Electric Corp. He now is head oi two small firms, T. K. Quinn Co. and Monitor Equipment Corp., in New York. He lias written a number of books, including "giant Business; Threat Lo Democracy" and -"I Quit Mon- sicr Bu.-'inesV Not Why But Him- Sen. O'Mahoney iD-V, yoj, presidium over the hearings, has said ihey are not an investigation of GM. But he said the subrummitlee wants to try to find out how GM grew so bift line! to look into com- plainl-s Unit GM has exerted undue pressure e i its dealers and suppliers. Steeper Tax lUtea Quinn said Hie legislation he has in mind would be aimed at "limiting and restricting oversized corporations" and restoring "economic freedom in many fields that are now practically closed." In general, Quinn said such legislation would define an oversized company as one with perhaps 100 million dollars or more in net worth. In certain hiph-capital industries, such as autos and steel, ;i lino or 300 million dollar ceiling; miitht be allowed, he said. Quinn sus?[festea the imposition j oi steeper corporation income j tax rates on firms exceeding the maximum. Tax rates would be graded upwards as the size of ihes linns increased. Under his proposal, such companies would not be allowed to purchase or absorb other firms; their officers and directors could not serve in the same capacities with other corporations; and a corporation could remove itself from the oversize class by splitting into separate companies. Quinn said the "enormous purchasing power" of GM and its large advertising outlays give it strength that he said is unhealthy for the country. Aside from car manufacture, Quinn said. G M"could at will enter any field it chooses and become even more industrially dominant." Prowler Now Admits Attempting to Enter Woodward Home on Night of Fatal Shooting MINEOLA. N. Y, '•-•?' — A prowler who at first denied be luff on the instate of William E. Woodward Jr. the night of his shotgun death, now says he wa.s breaking into the house at the time. Paul W. Winhs* new version oft his activities in the early morn- ii.g of Oct. 30 was reported by Nas-j sau County police officials yesterday. I The new account supports on. some po:nw the story given by j beautiful, blonde Ann Woodward | who said she thought she was shooting at a prowler when she killed her wealthy sportsman husband. Mrs. Woodward. 39. who has been in a hospital'under a doctor's care for shock and grief since the day of the shooting, told police a noise woke her around 2 o'clock that Sunday morning and deep- seated fear of a prowler panicked her into shooting blindly into a darkened hall. j Across Hall Her 35-year-old husband was standii^ across the hall at the door of his bedroom and caught, a blast of gunshot on the side of his head, dying almost immediately. Two days after the shooting, Wirths, a 23-year-old German rcf- usee, was picked up as a prowler known to have been operating in the estate-dotted section of Lons Island's North Shore. He was held on a burglary-charge not connected with the Woodward case. 1 He first told police he broke intoj the Woodward garage and s'.vim-. ming pool bathhouse several clays- bfore the shooting but on th:U! night was creeping around a nearby country club. Then yesterday Wirths asked to speak to a detective and authorities .said he told this story: ' On that Saturday night Wirths hunp around the l'J-room Woodward house at Oyster Bay, occu- sionallv peering in the windows. He didn't keep close tabs on the time, but figured it was sometime between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m., that a man and woman drove up and walked from the garage to the house. This was very likely the Woodwards who returned fro ma party for the Duchess of Windsor around I a.m. Saw Lights on Wirths then saw lights go on in various parts of the house. This would fit Mrs. Woodward's report she and her husband, fearing someone might creak in, had inspected all parts of the house be fore retiring in separate bedrooms with loaded shotguns at hand. Alter all lights were out for some time. Wirths climbed a tree onto the roof terrace directly above the Woodwards' first floor bedrooms, A. branch of the tree broke under his weight, he said, and police reported finding the broken branch when Wirths was taken back to the GO-acre estate to reenact his movements. Wirths found a glass-paneled j door leading from the roof into ani unoccupied guest room. It was un-l locked but dampness, made it sticky I and caused a noise when he forced] it open. When the door was flung open. a curtain blew out and swept across Wirths' face, startling him and causing him to knock a shotgun he was carrying against the building. He paused a moment and was just stepping into the room when he heard the , gunfire downstairs. He thought it was fired at him. "It sounded like a cannon. I didn't wail. I got the hell out of there," he told police. He said he jumped from the roof THEY WON PRIZES — Of some 30 Courier News carrier boys, the ones pictured above came off with prizes in a contest just completed. The prizes ranged from fooiballs to wrist watches and cam- eras and about half the carriers qualified for a prize. Part of the group is shown above holding their winnings. (Courier News Photo) to the ground and fled. When police doubted he could make the nearly 20-foot leap without injury, he offered to do it again. The offer was declined. Nothing" to Contrary Police have announced their investigation of the case has turned up nothing to contradict Mrs. Woodward's claim that the fatal shooting- was an accident. Asked _ what significance he attached to i Wirths' new story. Nassau County j Detective Chief Stuyvesant Pinnell' said: "I am not going' to attempt to credit it with any great significance at this time. I give it to you now only to show that we are making a complete and thorough check of everything in I'nis case and to refute some innuendoes that we are not conducting- an all-out investigation because somebody in this case is worth 10 million bucks." The filing of Woodward's will, which distributes an estate estimated at 10 million dollars, has been put off until his widow is able to leave the hospital. Under state law she is entitled to about a third of her late husband's wealth. There were newspaper reports that her share would he less than that, with the two sons, William HI, 11. and James, 7, getting proportionately more. Geneva Barber Gets Close To Minds of Big 4 Chiefs Spring 1 Breakers A spring near St. Augustine. Fla., bursts through the sea itself with such force that breakers roll back from it as though from sunken reef, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica, By EDDY GILMORE GENEVA (.-?;—Emil Eusterholw '. modestly admits he probably has! got closer to the minds of three of; the Big Four foreign ministers thanj any man alive. j "But," he said, "I still don't; know what's in their minds." J A Geneva barber, Rusterholtz has cut the hair oi V. M. Molotov.j John Foster Dulle- and Haroldj Macmillan. I Like many barbers. RusterholU. has political ideas and likes to dis-j cuss them with his customers. j Tried Conversation j "I tried some conversation on; Mr. Molotov," he said, "but all I. could get out of him, through an; interpreter, were expressions about j the beauties of Geneva—scenic not '. girls." Rusterholiz is uncertain why three of the foreign ministers singled him out to cut their hair. He believes one of Geneva's top security men, also a customer, im;y have been responsible. On Deiecute Ground Admitting he was on delicate | ground, Rusicrholtz said he had | been unable to sell a shave to any of the ministers. "It may have something to do \vith a straight razor," he said. "When I suggested a shave, aH declined, but Mi-. Moloiov was more emphatic than the rest. He didn't need an interpreter to answer 'nyet.' "All tipped, but let's put it this way— Mr. Dulles is extremely generous." Read Courier News Classified Ads. Climbing Wager Was Frightening NEWPORT, Ky. (.•?*; — Fourteen- yetir-old Tom Carr spent an agonizing half hour, laying motionless [ against a cliffside, "white with tear." Today, he was glad to be alive to tell about the bet lie lost, ! The youth and four companions- wagered one another yesterday they ' could not climb the sheer 125-foot j \vall of dirt and jagged rocks. j The others Quit at 30 feet. Tom' climbed until he was on!.y 25 feet from the top but there his fingers could find nothing to grasp. He lay "ilat against the precipice,] white with fear," related officers! who rescued him 30 minutes later. I He was pulled to safety by a rope lowered from the cliff-top. Horror Comics Blamed For Brutal Killing OAKLAND, Calif. (ff)~A 14-yew- boy who .said horror comic book! gave him the idea for tying up & 7-year-old and killing him with * hatchet pleaded guilty yescerday in Superior Court. The youth, David Ross Drew, was placed under jurisdiction of th« California Youth Authority until h» is 36, Robert Frank Jr., son oE a printing; company executive, was slain in the Montclair HilJs last May. Judge Chris B. Fox accepted t stipulation by both sides that the killing be fixed at second dejjree murder, saying "the killing lacked the elements of premeditation, deliberation and intent," Wife's Vote Was No Cinch LOUISVILLE, Ky. fcp> — Shively councilman B. A. Muenninghoff may have retrieved a lost vote in today'* elections. Unopposed for re-election, he told yesterday of a conversation he had with his wife. They discussed the election and their viewpoints on candidates and issues. Then Muenninghoff asked, "by the way, are you going to vote for me?" Mrs. Muenninghoff repdied with. surprise, "oh, are you running?" Asked if his wife would vote for him, Muenninghoff answered, "sh» didn't commit herself." 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Surely no one could rlilf. in a new Cadillac and not agree that it is the Standard of the World. Its new fabrics and leathers are rich and luxurious almost beyond 'belief . . . and its interior appoini- ments have been crafted with a jeweler s skdl. And we doubt if anyone could drive a new Cadillac and not understand that it is the finest- performing motor car of all lime. Its great new eogine is a revelation in posver and performance . . . and its new Hydra-A\atie Drive is incredibly smooth and responsive. Truly, the evidence on. the side of Cadillac has never been more apparent than it is today. Why not come in soon—and see for yourself? We'll be delighted lo introduce you to Cadillac's great new styling . . . and to arrange a demonstration at the wheel . . . and to acquaint you with the new Sedan de Ville and F.ldorado Seville. You'll a^rce, we're certain, that Cadillac tor I9i6 is bcyomUtlie realm of argument! SULLIVAN-NELSON CHEVROLET CO. 301 W. Walnut Phon* 3-457S

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