The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 15, 1953 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 15, 1953
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PAGE TEN BLYTHEVrU.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 195« Astin Firing Proved Weeks a 'Prophet, By JAMES MARLOW I and didn't think much of It. Richie | WASHINGTON W — Sinclair | complained to the Senate Small [ Weeks, the new secretary of com-1 Business Committee, which asked j mevce, in an enthusiastic promise that the Eisenhower administration would clean out the "mess," said: "Shrill cries will be heard as the ax is swung. He perhaps became the. Massachusetts Institute of Technology to run tests. It did. MIT seemed to contradict, in part, the bureau's findings. Which j is right hasn't been finally decided better | but Weeks said he felt Richie propheMhan he suspected. Short- i wasn't getting a square shrike from Iv afterwards he fired Dr. Allen | the "bureaucrats." V. Astin. director of the Birfliuj when Sen. Hunt, Wyoming Dem- of Standards, the government's I ocrat, asked Shenffer if it wasn't primary scientific __ testing outfit, with a world-wide- reputation for In-]., tegrity. |; If Weeks h a d sacked Astin quietly, of other government em -jK ployes have beer 1 "' fired by the new admimstra-|! : tion. nothini-g. micht. iinve bee:-, heard of it. But Weeks did it in a way lhat kicked up a storm which is still blowing. Weeks is n roundish man of 59. * a Boston banker-politician, one of ; nlartc President Eisenhower's early Re-1 T ) lc publican backers. He was named ' to the Cabinet after the election. Weeks little rough" to fire a govern- j men! employe for one mistake, Sheaffer replied: "This is one lac- tor in a number of reasons." Hunt asked Sheaffer to give the reasons. Sheaffer said: "We aren't prepared to do that right now.' 'No other ] reasons have been given publicly yet. Then weeks tossed another element into the case in a way that questioned the integrily of em-1 ployes in the bureau. He said it I appeared to him that some of its ' scientists "were in touch with and worked closely witli individuals and organizations who miaht have • an interest" in the tests lhat were ; SUBVERSIVE CHECKER- Former Gov. Thomas J. Herbert of Ohio, above, has been chosen by President Eisenhower to he;id the .Subversive Activities Control Board, according to informed sources. | hat \v cr> i; S nnt i sheaf- f( , r to](1 lhclr s(o] . v , hp (,„.., j rman of the comm ittce. Sen. Thye, Mln- . . , And he is still using some of the : nesota Republican, didn't indicate language that was so prominent in , ml]cl , interest in getting the other the campaign. "The mess in Wash- j sj( | e FLORENCE. Italy I/PI — Italy drafted an American citizen into ] her army today, gave him an Woodruff County's Only Woman Magistrate Begins Her 20th Year as Justice of Peace MCCLELLAND, Ark. — A fore her nnri "I washed his head, nnrried about I tried and fined him and gave him 200 people; helped solve n dispute | a good talk at the same time." "After that, anytime he was in trouble, he would be 'please don't lake me to Mrs. Butler again.' " Ingion." he said, shortly after lak-| Bu[ y, e wor £ of tlle burenll (,a s honorable discharge, and handed j ing office, "is worse than the pub- been praised widely by scientists back his croen United States pass- i lie thought." and scientific bodies. Weeks' re- \ P° rt — "" in 2 minutes. The "shrill cries" as the ax hi!, j m! , rk nbout some of the |, u ,. Pau > s | j t was (i,e- best solution the It- j he said, would come from "dead ( scientist., brought a fast reaction. ! alian army could figure out to the wood and poison oak." And he Bug- ; Nongovernment scientists demand-! dilemma of 21-year-old Alfonso gestetl the Democrats may have ; c(1 nn investigation. Ma/.x.arolln. naitirnllwcl American left behind some "Trojan horse" | And ovcr thc p!lst lvf , ek pn(1 . citizen, of New York City, who has civil servants to "hamper.. . ^anc! , Washington newspapers reported, had draft boards of two nations wreck the new administration." : mo ,. c than 50 employes of Astin'K ! breathing clown his neck during an Respects Career Men | bureau threatened to quit unless! Italian honeymoon. But he added that, he ..respects its good name was c]rared . Sc . n | ^ ^.^ ^.^ ^ hjm ^ and will "back to the limit the bor.afide career men and women in every grade of the federal Bervice.. Abuse came when certain employes were frozen into policymaking and confidential positions." On March 31. three days after that statement, he bounced Astin. a scientist and a Republican, who had been with the Bureau of Standards since 1932 and had been directing it since Oct. 1, lf)51. Weeks that day went before a Senate Small Business Commit- Thye now seems prepared to In-. | vestigate. tee with his right-hand man. Crate Sheaffer, president and director of the W. A. Sheaffer Pen Company, and now Assistant Secretary of Commerce. Weeks read a prepared state-1 gardens In this part of England •re—to hurry hnrk to New York He is duo for induction there as a U. 5. CI in 13 dnys. Alfonso en me back to Italy to marry a girl from his old home in Sicily. Italian police hauled him out o their honevmoon hotel room LONDON W)—Queen Elizjihpth II j their wedding night, claiming him is the proprietor of a truck garden! as n compulsory military service which peddles royal carrots and t.n- ' evader in Itnlv. Alfonso hns seen ma toes to the London public, it was; his 22-ycnr-old bride. Grnziella disclosed yesterday. Queen Elizabeth's Vegetables Sold The i off nnd on since then—between re- vegetables arc crown at! pentert releases find re-arrests Windsor Castle, where a 40-year-old f during the nnst .six clnys. Now s Scotlsh cardner who hates un.ste! will RO to New York as hie wife— hns transformed 30 weed-choked I only to lose him ngain to the U; S ncres into one of me iinwt truck Army. ment. It was lengthy. Boiled down, this was the story: Several years ago the New York Better Business Bureau compltiined to the Federal Trade Commission (PTC) about a bettery additive- called AD-X2, made by Jesse M. Richie ot California. One of the bureau's Jobs Is to make scientific tests for the PTC on commercial products to protect the public. The bureau made tests on AD-X2, David Stevenson, appointed he ad gardener at, the castle only 20 months go, said his yield was so great that the royal family and its "This Is the da rudest honey- Alfonso agreed with her. "It's boon a mess," he addec Liter. "Everyone here ha sbeen retimin of servants could pot only j very nice to mo. All the Game— 40 per cent, The rest is sold throuch j I've had nil of Florence I want. Covent, Garden, the hie; vctreiabln' \vunt to Ret home — before I get and flower market In the heart of j in hot water there, too." London. j He plans to leave for Rome to— • ! niijht. "nnd then k f ct back to New The first dog show of record ' York as fast as I can." Was held in England on June 28. 1859. Road Courier Nr-ws Classified Ads NEXT TIME YOU DECORATE USE THIS "PAINTER'S PAINT" rubber-base paint that's scrubable! Homemakcrs everywhere nrc joining professional painters in their enthusiasm for Gold Bond Velvet. Little wonder, too because this new, rubber-base paint glides on smoothly and quickly; leaves a \vear-resistanr, dirt-repellent finish. And Velvet can be applied any season ~- it's practically odor-free and dries in less than an hour. The 12 striking Velvet colors can be used "straight" or combined to give hundreds' of oilier pleasing shades. Decide now to decorate your walls and woodwork with Velvet, "the paint that painters prefer." Easiest of All to Apply NATIONAL GYPSUM COMPANY SECRH of Velvet's resiliency and durability is latcx^—the magic ingredient that £ocs into making auto urcs. TOUCH UP "missed" spots while painting with Velvet. The result will he a uniform finish because Velvet blends in. SEIF-SEALER. Velvet does not require nn undcrcoater on w;ills. Goes on right ovcr paint, plaster, wallpaper, wallboard. ARKANSAS PAINT & GLASS CO. 505 East Main Biythevillo Phone 2272 - - .„ ipti over a dead dog that had the community o,f .McClelland In nn uproar and who never hns hud the samp offender in «ourt twice. Is enterhiK her 20th year as a justice 1 of the peace. She Is Mrs. Francis Butler, Woodruff's County's only woman magls trate. Mrs. Butler was elected In 1934 when a majority of the 200 residents of this East Arkansas larnv ing community "wrote in" her name. She was elected before Ghe even knew she was a candidate. Although Mrs. Butler never hung out a sign, she has officiated "nil sorts of odd weddiogs." One woman told Mrs. Butler after she had completed her sixth marriage ceremony that she pro- bnbly wouldn't stay married very long and "I may be coming back." Partial Payment ! Once I married two Negro couples who 'charged it' and said they would pay me later," she recalled several weeks later, I met one of the women an the street who said she'd left her husband 'but wanted to give me 5 cents as her part' of the fee." The dog case. Mrs. Butler says. involved a man who killed his neighbor's pet. Before the cr^e was settled, every member of the family had sworn out a warrant against some member of the other family, and the whole community was lined up on one side or the other. She said that the night before the trial she "prayed over it" and the case was settled out of court the next morning. Mrs. Butler, who is the wife of the chairman of the county Democratic Central Committee, also tells about the man who begs officers not to take him to her court. She said h? had been in a fight the one time he was brought be- In the 1940's. McClelland was plagued by a teacher shortage, so Mrs. Butler stepped in as a substitute teacher (or the third grade. She served In that capacity for 13 years, during which time she also was a member of the county Budget Committee and wrote Mc- Clelland news for the Augusta, McCrory and DCS Arc weekly newspapers. She says that several limes, couples "who didn't know any better" have come to her to file divorce action. "I have talked to them and the couples have made up." 'Divorce suits are handled by the Chancery Courts in Arkansas.) Mrs. BMlflr also tried her "talking" technique on couples who wanted to get man-led—"trttef theiv! If they realized what * gerlout step they were taking." Sha eventually quit the pre-mariu: Ulk* when her husband "said I tried to talk them out of It." "Hall Rods" In Prance, at the beginning of |he present century, "hall rods" were erected to draw off electricity from the clouas ana preTent hail from forming. a treat worth repeating 86 PROOF . ECHO SPRING DISTILLING COMPANY, LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY JLt's only fair to warn you. When you try a new Buick with the sensational Twin -Turbine Dynaflow Drive,* you'll tingle all over with thrill. You'll sweep your speedometer needle from zero to 30 mph so quickly, you won't have time to breathe but twice. You'll move from a standing start to legal speed so quietly, you'll practically hear your heart beat. You'll experience such complete and utter smoothness every step of the way, you'll be wholly relaxed, refreshed, and ready for more. JLhis is not dream stuff. This is real. 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