The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 17, 1948 · Page 7
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 17, 1948
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MONDAY, MAY 17, 1948 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER PAGE • ; >'c''.rv? U.S. Okays Entry OfSovietOfiicials £?-, No Limit to Be S«t On How Mony May •• Assigned to Duty WASHINGTON, May 17. (UP)— The United States does not plan to limit in any way the number of Soviet officials allowed to enter the United States, it was learned today. Many reasons are given by officials for not talcing such action despite the severe limitations placed on the number of American officials allowed in the Soviet Union. But the chief reasons are these: 1. The Soviet Union Is In a position to win liands down In any such "reprisal" game. 2. It would be a violation of principles long followed by Ihe United State* and to which this government is pledged by its membership in the Unit-id Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organization The • Soviet Union has for some time been reducing the number o Soviet nationals assigned to duty in the United States. Most of the cut; were a result of curtailment of func t ns performed here after the closi the war. Staffs Reduced The number of Soviet officials o all categories now In this countr is fewer than 350 compared wit 76« a year ago; and about 2,500 a the end of the war. Only about 170 American official Including dependents, are in Russia The Soviet government always ha been reluctant to let any other for eign country send large staffs t Moscow. The" reason always given the shortage of housing. Such shortage is severe. But the Unite States has never succeeded in ge ting Soviet approval for the bullc ing of a new embassy building : Moscow even though it was pr< pared to supply most of the mi terlals it-self from abroad. Officials here point out that th Russians could reduce the U. embassy staff to impotency if the two countries started a campaign of cutting down the staft of the other. Postwar Spy Story, Mater Hari Version, Comes Out of Moscow WASHINTON, May 17. IVPt — .heard of her sine*, despll* official Only Russian official knew the Inquiries. And nothing has been Le lod«y of *. 21-year-old U. S.I heard of McMillln sine* he packed •my Sergeant who de$ei led his I his bag* »l midnight on May 14 ibassy post In Moscow and fled [and disappeared with the woman ith > female Russian spy who educed him with all the wiles of Mala Had. In a way, the story of his down- 11 is as old as history. But what ade It unvisvial was the fact that he State Department called a >eclal press conference last night announce details of its latest py drama. The principal characters are: Sgt. James M. McMlllln, U. 8. rmy, age 21, of Boulder, Colo., ho had been attached to the 'ffice of the Military Atlache In le U. S. Embassy in Moscow for years. He was described in he state department as a "young, icxperlenced" American who fell nto the hands' of, presumably, a ovely spy. Mrs. Galina Dunaeva Blconish Soviet citizen who is described by he State Department as "an experienced Soviet agent." Once before she lured another nexperienced American Army Sergeant, John Blconish. with ler charms and married hin But he e-icaped what Slate De )artment officials .said was a fati worse than death and Is now In is country.' i No description is available o Mrs. Biconish, despite her hlslor of luring American men away fron the Military Attache's office. Th public is left to imagine Ihat she Is as.beautiful as any spy villain in a screen thriller. Nether was there anything definite as to wheather her latest mission paid oil. Young McMillan's embassy job was a minor one and officials here did not know if he had access to any important papers during his affair with the accomplished Mrs. Biconish. The State Department's formal announcement confined Itself, of course, to the essential facts—that May 15, McMiliin notified the embassy in Moscow of his refusal to return to the United Slates on that date under orders and of his or whome he had »iven up (he oimiry of his birth. Stale Department spokesman Jacoln White, accustomed to .eallng in complicated foreign policy matters, was &oiuev>'hal lustered a.s he gave the special ress conference the details of this ex-spy drama. U. S. officials said It was a simple case of "seduction and exploila- ion" ,by «n "experienced" Soviet gent of i young inexperienced American in a strategic spot. Doubt Krd Motlvri McMlllln obviously took this acl- on. they said, not as a result of any political ideas, such as Communism, "but of youthful, Inexperienced infatuation and attachment to a Soviet married woman with whom he ha* secretly carr- Tennestee Candidate* Hav* Field Day ot Words • By United Prrsl Camiidates from high sheriff U> governor ftf.d U. S, Senator hns. ^ iield day of words in Tenuf.ssee's week-mil political nxlco. Chancellor Gordon Rrownlnj, who wants to be governor again, issued his platform. The Polk County Democratic pollical orgft- nlwllon ol Burch Biggs clasrd us ranks att&iiisl the opposing Good Government League in a surprising move-that saw Ihe son o! the organization leader decide not to rim for sheriff again, One candidate lor Ijemooratic nomination as U. S. Senator charged that all other candidates for the post are or have been "machine politicians." Another. John R. Ne'll, Knoxvllle, made his candidacy official with a formal announcement, which followed his actual qualification as a candidate by several weeks. A new candidate also entered the I ace for Democratic nomination ns governor. Jay Hanson, a KnoxvlUu photographer, announced and said his platform will be to "kill the Baccalaureate Service Conducted For Class of 63 in Caruthersville Cooter, Mo. Youths Waive Hearing on U.S. Charge led on relation!, for some time.", , • tax , nd sta le grafters.' McMlllin's decision to make this supreme sacrifice if his . country in favor of the Soviet woman apparently was preclpatated by the fact that his two year period of service In Moscow had expired and he had been ordered to leave for the United States on May 15. An embassy Investigation disclosed that Mrs. Biconish was with McMiliin In his rooms until after CARUHERTSVILLE. Mo.. May 17—Sixty-three memtert of lh« 1948 graduating claim In Curulh- ersvllle High School last nlRlit heard Hie Rev. Floyd V. Mrowltr, local Methodist minister, sneak on Ihe subject. "Denying One's Self," in annual u*ccal*ure»le Services, which were conducted In th» auditorium. The closing program and t»«r- crlse.s are under way here this week, with various K-cllaU being given by students, and baccalaureate and graduation service* being the mp.jor events on tile week's j program of school activities. Last Thursday evening. M '88y Robertson. Murgery Plg> mon and Sue F«ker presented their .senior piano redUl. Tonlshl, (he annual Spring Concert and AH Exhibit will b« held In Ihe auditorium. Thursday evening-, three members of the graduating clasn will give lliclr senior vocal recital. They are Misses Ann Wllks. Jacqueline Roland and Jack Allen. All winners in bolh district and >tate music meets, held recently. Graduation exercises will be held Thursday evening. May 10. In Ihe auditorium, at which time verl- Commerce—Mlsa Jewel Williams, B. <k P. W. Club. Music—Mr*. E. O. Roland, Music Study Olub. Scholarship— Mr*. Clara BlRham, Woman's Club. Member* of Ihe graduating claw are: Ann Abernalhy, Anna Mae Ab- >hlre, Billy Acuff, Jot Acnff, Bob Allen, Jack Allen, sue Baker, Rosamond Black, Kathryn Brewer, Carolyn ChrlMlan, Glenda Churchill, Jean Claxlon, Phyllis Cloush, DniTln cole, Jeruld Cronxr, Dickie Cunningham, Rose Mary Dny. Dickie Davit. Geneva DlKon, Lre Dorroh, perry Dye, Robert Fig- lint. Jante.i Hurnby, Kenneth Hart, Ellin Hayden. Jones Hedge, l>lore« Hicks, Aubrey Hollowell, Wanda Kolman, Normareen Jetton, Mar the Ixiu Johnson. Bob Joplln. Wll- Hnm Keller, Mary Alice Charles Llmbaugh, Rllr.abelh Mc- Morgitn, Joe Mulr. Jo France: Neeley, France* Pained, j Bob Palterion, Jerry Pierce, Mar- I gery Planjoii, Dorothy Proctor.' J«n Raymin. Peggy Robertson, JacQuelln Roland. Marvin Scott. Barbara l^oit Shaw, J I m m I f Jean Smith, Aubrey T > r- PAGAN n ELBCTBIC HP AM Y C'onliut row Noartit faoo* »*rvie» CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo.. May 17—Preliminary hearing [or two Cooter, Mo., youths, held In trie county Jail at Popter Blnlf. Mo., oh federal charges o( robbing the post oldce at Holland. Mo.. has midnight on May 14, helping him pack his personal belongings. They {left together and disappeared In the early morning hours. Officials said there was" no doubt that Mrs. Blconish's "romance" with young McMillln was connected with her business as a spy. She carried on the affair without Russian Interference at a time when the Soviet government was taking steps to cut all contact between its citizens and foreigners stationed there. The United States long; has (ell that it* embassy In Moscow was understaffed and has long pressed the Soviets to allow It lo open more consulates elsewhere in the Soviet Union. But the second reason for not .taking action against the Soviet Is flwen more Importance here. The ?nit«d States always has stood for intention to remain In the Soviet Union. He said nothing about the female spy, but officials quickly made avallagle the details about her. The United States, it was learned, does not intend to ask the soviet McMillin's return leaves Russia he the freest exchange ot peoples and! ion ^J rom the u information among countries and is] """ not prepared to violate that principle. DirTMaltiM Outlined George V. Allen, assistant secretary of state. ,in charge of information, made this position clear in an address at San Francisco yesterday. He outlined the difficulties encountered in trying to establish mode and better cultural exchanges with o the Russians and the unwillingness of the Russians to participate at all in such a program. "But ... we should continue government for But if he ever will face court martial for desert- attend West Point but failed his Sister Doubts Incident CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 11 (UP)—A '19-year-old Radcllffe College sophomore said today she "doubted" that her brother, Sgt. James M. McMillln Jr., 21, had decided to remain in Russia. Miss Patricia R. McMiliin, Hunts ville, Ala., said her father was a regular Army colonel stationed at Huntsville Arsenal and that her brother had been reared in the Army tradition. She said her brother wanted to bees waived, and the youths are being held to the June term of U. S. Disrtict court at Cane Glrar- deau. The youths are Wadey Dunaway, 18. and 'fommy L Knoll. 20. They were arrested at Tiplom-llle, Tenn.. May S. following the robbery on the night ol May 1. They obtained only a small amount of stamps and change^ Unable to make bonds of $1500, they are being held In the Buller County Jail pending their June hearing after waiving preliminary. According to the poslal Inspector who handled the case, the youths have indicated they will plead guilty. Since World War I, Increasing farm mechanization has freed M,000,000 acres formerly devoted to growing feed for horses and mules and made them available for production of human food and fiber, according to scientists at the Graham-Paige experimental farm \ n York Pa. ous award* will be given to rxnklnt pley, Jaiiifn O. Taylor. Ruchel Tay- stucients oj the graduating class. lor. dene Thrasher, Shirley Awards To rV PreMtilcd TliWReU. Jimmy Tlllnian. nonets The awards are given by various VanAnsdall, Virginia Wallace, clubs nnrt groups of Ihe city, and Charles Weaver, Ann Wllks, Doris those to make the awards, the club Willis, Maxlne Young. represented, and the pur|K>« of tlie • • • — award, I* a follows: L RICHMOND. V». CUP) — Take Art—Mrs. Knoch A. Tolls«on ot rcareiiil aim, brother, when you gel SeMo Club. I.set to shoot aomebody In Virginia. Athletics— Horton Scott o( Ki- I The state law says that II you hit wants club. I him and wound him. you will bo Citizenship—Mri, Parker Mor-I charged willi malicious woundlnc. gan. Ugion Auxiliary, and Chas. I But if you miss, there's the more O. Ross of the Rotary Club (two serloiu charge o( attempted inur- awards.) , rier. Waitin' lor Trouble? Annabel Sugar, who quit the em- aassy in Moscow in February after announcing she had married a^the SUite Department, was incred- Soviet citizen. Nothing has be'/i'ilble. to be eager to take advantage of »ny opportunity which others may make possible for the widest exchange of visitors or students with any nation," he said. "We must do so If we remainMoyal to our UNESCO pledge." That UNESCO pledge is to do everything possible to increase all possible ways of exchanging ideas, Information and thoughts and eliminating as many barriers as possible, to the peoples. " j physicaK, examination because of The case was similar to that of (high blood pressure. She said he ,he young Pennsylvania girl. Miss was thoroughly Indoctrinated In the professional soldier's code of loyalty and his conduct, as described by Modern Jesse James Eludes Police With Ruse Equaling That- of Namesake By William H. Burwm (United Press Staff Correspondent) ATLANTA, Ga.. May 17. (UP)— State Patrolmen and local officers across Georgia were on the lookout todny (or Jesse James Roberts, an accused big-time auto thief who fled the Atlanta jail yesterday using a ruse as smooth as any ever concocted by the original Jesse- Police so id Roberts knows all the tricks of the famed bandit of 60 years ago and has invented R few new ones of his own. For state -troopers operating in Intercommunication of rad j o cars, it was a tough search. Roberts was believed traveling in a high-powered auto of his own, equipped with short-wave radio Returns to States Charles W. Hill,.Navy seaman, of Route 1, Blytheville, U scheduled to arrive In the United States to- V«e Ls serving aboard the light cruiser USS Atlanta, which 'has just completed eight months service in the Orient. Tak*s 1U Time TACOMA. Wash. (UP)—An nin- ryllis lily bulb owned by Mrs: James Sodding ton is blooming this month for the first time in 50 years. From where I sit... by Joe Marsh r in C«llophan*7 wml t* JMf«, t «UIU«.TI.»v""' t meSj rto jail could hold him long Steals Identification Early yesterday, Roberts braaened his way to freedom by rolling a drunken cellmate of hia identification cards and strolling nonchalantly out of Jail aftfir posting $200 bond. Roberts was gone for four hours before his escape was discovered and police got the story from a third prisoner—this one sober. Roberts apparently went Vo wovVc on his Inebriated cellmate, identified B.S John W. Weatherley. who had been jailed on wife-beating charges. He lifted WeatherJey's identification papers and patiently wormed from the drunken man uli the details of his arrest and charges. Then he loudly called for • bonds- tuned to the police frequency. Using the same technique that enabled him to elude authorities for man and announced, "I want out seven months — listening in on police; of this place." broadcasts and "staying where they ain't "--Roberts seemed to b« keeping one or two Jumps ahead of the authorities. The modern Jesse was caught and jailed last week, and police said he readily admitted the "lone wolf" theft and resale of 60 late-model automobiles for more than $100,000. But like the original fabulous Read Courier News Want Ads. Leon Johnson, representing one of trie bail outfits clustered about the I jail, soon appeared. Roberts showed' him-Weatherley's identification, exr plained the charges, and soon the bondsman had arranged bail, walked downstairs and out on the street, a free man. It all came to light four hours later when Weathertey sobered up and demanded his own release on bond. Lt. M. B. Petty of the Atlanta Detective Bureau partially explained the department's predicnmcnt. He said new officers Just coming on watch couldn't be expected to rec- ognlze prisoners brought, In earlier. The third, occupant of the cell, 5, R". Hooper, told police he had se«n a woman and child wnve to Roberts from a car parked at the side of the jail. Roberts was believed to have escaped with them. Sought Seven Month* Officer* said Roberts' arrest had come after a seven-months search He hud operated a one-man car theft business, they said, which net- led hime more than $100,000 a year. . He would park a big auto-moving van on an isolated road, they said and then pick the lock on a car parked ouiaide R theatre or other public gathering place and drive it Lo the van. Then he would listen In on police broadcasts until the road was clear and drive the stolen car to an Atlanta hideout, where.he A!eel off identifying engine numbers am prepared the car for resale. Police said he could "pick a loci before anyone else would have hac time to put a key in the Ignition.' Roberts had confessed to .s car* in at least 15 Georgia towns officer* said. Roberta' wife said she didn't k anything about her husband's ven tures. She said she thought he w* Everything appeared In order to in the used car business. Police the night desk sergeant who had he certainly was. come on duty at midnight, less J They described him us a on rk than an hour before. Bond was post- j hnlred man. six feet, three inches ed, the cell WAS opened and Roberta | tall a/id weighing 240 pounds. burin* nweet corn In th* Kmk fr*M S»» AWrn.lky'i bin*. Th«» •«« d.y, ]» ami behold, S«m IN MlUnff th« corn *lr«*4r ho*a«4,»»4 wia»- <1 k« e«tlephMii*l H« soi th« W«a from H»« SUU University, which r«port*d lK*t pre-packaged corn, eouW boowt aalei M much »• 100 p«r c«mt. Seem* thnt folks like t* »e* what they'** jetting, and lili« * »ttra*- tiTely presented, too. The hrewWft knit* tli»4—whtak W why Hney )MT« tk*4r In nit* nwrroandinRi. When a Invent Un'l A cre«it to th* rnmmunity. tb«y I* u lh * <**n* r ft"^ "* hiiw W clean «v lk« pla*«. From wk«r« I sit, If ymi haw A popular product Uk« swe*t corn or mellow beer, It's common »ens« to pr*«*nt H M uttracUvely •• po«- H itil* in clear cellophane (tW« twn^ tM U) *tMl «U«B lawn*. UKURAS COWHTTH. 1M1B SU1B HACO 10»D, ITATI WttCKHI . . . « Wail ing for another coKlly breakdown of yodr c»r7 No MBS« in heinic plagued by on*>li(il« thing tfler another. Jtmt Ircxl your car to a thorough Roinir over hy Shelton Molor mechanic*. They t ' » won't mta » thing and you'll forget what it WM Ilk* to havt (o "baby" that bugicy- SHELTON MOTOR -**UL COMPANY llf WwtAtKSt. i '•• Charles A. Fleming Candid«(f for Governor of Arkansas In tnnouncing my candidacy for Governor, I wish to say if my friends will help me all they can, together win a real victory. Schools and Roads are the principal needs o( our Slate, and these are my first concern. ' I am a practical man and will get the Job done. Charles A. Fleming "Th« P Mr M*n'i Friend" If you take the lead in sharing your party line, others are sure to follow. When you're thoughtful of them, they'll usually be thoughtful of you. How you answer these questions is »n easy way to check up on your telephone manners: Oo 1 keep my calls brief? Do I listen 10 make sure the line is not in use hcfore placing a call? OfT-pvok ptt'rodt • On I wait a few minutes beiween calls? Do F make most of my calls at off- peak periods?* If your answers are "yes," you're setting a good example for the others on your party line a^d they're almost certain to show you the same con- "'deration. Southwestern Bell Telephone Company To Men of the High School CLASS OF 48 H HERE'S « big day coming soon —the day when you get your diploma. At your graduation exercises you'll hear two things mentioned often —the opportmnticn and the obligations of manhood. Those aren't just words. They deserve the serious thinking of every high school graduate. Ax an American citizen your opportunities are greater than in «ny other country on earth. And for that very reason you have an obligation to defend America and its freedoms —to make this way of lif« secure. By enlisting in the Army or Air Force after graduation you will be discharging your debt to your country. At the same time you can lake advantage of one of the finest opportunities ever offered a young man. CHOosr Your FIELD OF SPECIAL TRAINING BIFORI YOU ENLIST! /; noii are 18 to m (17 jcith parr.nts' consent) and a hif/h school grndiiole, you can select your course of traininii in. the Army or the Air Force before enlisting. Under tht Army Technical Schoo! Plan you can specify two different courses that appeal to yon in each of two fields. The Army will check to make sure there is in opening in one of the four courses you have selected, and a place will be reserved for yon in that course. Then you enlint for 3, 4 or 5 years, and after passing the physical and> mental examinations and completing basic'training yoil will b« guaranteed training in your chosen field. The Air Force offers a similar opportunity in iU Aviation Career Plan, giving you * pre-enlistment choice of 3 among the more than 40 USAF Specialist Schools. There is no better way to get » start in th« great and growing field of aviation. Either plan gives you good pay, excellent training »nd a splendid chance for advancement, in it real career. You can get full information, including lists of available Specialist Schools and Technical Courses, at your nearest Army and Air Force Recruiting Station. U. S. Army and U. S. Air Force To M*n with 2 Years or Mar* WIN TOII WIICS with tit AviaiiM Cafcts If j»« are ilnale, 20 lo 26'/ r jenrs «l<), physiollr •••ni, mid h,iM romplelerf al 1e«M i jt»n 9! college or iKe equivalent, y*» m»j W qualified for pilot training a* a" Aviation C»Jel. Gel (nil rMaili »•«. N«a« rl«-s tlarti July 1, 19H. U. S. ARMY RECRUITING STATION City H.ll *•*««* V \

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