The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 23, 1953 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, May 23, 1953
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COUK1EB NKW8 •ATUKDAY, MAY M, 18M Ex-Airman Charged With Korean Murder By GEORGE A. McARTHUR SBOOTi (AP) — The Air Force said today additional ohargei may be filed "In two or three lays" against a young steelworker arrested on murder charges and flown to Korea for trial almost six months after he was honorably discharged. An Air Force official said the + judge advocate section Is studying additional evidence against Robert W. Toth, 21, of Pittsburgh, and new charges are pending. No details were revealed. Young Toth Is accused now of "premeditated murder and conspiracy to commit premeditated murder" in connection with the death of KU Bong Soon last fall. He was arrested at. work «t a Pittsburgh steel plant May 13 and arrived In Korea last Monday. Toth js held under "maximum guard" at an air base near Taegu, about mid-way between Seoul and Pusan. The Air Force said that before leaving the U. S. Toth refused "the opportunity to demand a defense counsel of his own desire." A full set of charges will be given Toth In two or three days, the Air Force said, and at that time a defense counsel will be named. Most witnesses must be flown to Korea from the United States, the air force said. Toth is the first former member of the armed forces to be returned to military custody for court martial under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. | Under the code an ex-service-1 AEC Gets Ready For A-Cannon Test LAS VEGAS m— The vanguard of hundreds of military officers, congressmen and leaders of Industry who will observe the historic first firing of an atomic cannon ehell next Monday began arriving in this desert resort today. The test shot is scheduled for shortly after dawn at the Frenchman Flat section of the Atomic Energy Commission's proving grounds. In the target area will be a 15-car freight train on a trestle and various types of construction. man charged with committing an offense punishable by a prison term of five or more years for which he cannot be tried in civilian courts is subject to arrest for tria! by court martial. The official announcement in Washington yesterday—first word ol Toth's arrest—said: "The alleged crime was mjtted last September when Toth was on duty with his unit and involved the shooting, without apparent provocation, of a South Korsan citizen." It said he was discharged "prior to discovery of evidence relating to the alleged offenses." Mrs. Jacob Mertz, Toth's mother, said in Pittsburgh that her son was in. Korea for 18 months prior to his discharge last December and "got a bronze star and an honorable discharge." She said Toth was arrested at the plant where he worked and did not get In touch with her for several hours. One of his friends telephoned to say Robert had been arrested by military police a/Tl taken back to Korea, Mrs. Mettz said. "We were frantic and called all the military places we could think of—even called the FBI—but nobody knew anything about It," she said. At 9 o'clock that night, she added, her son called from Pittsburgh Airport to say he was being taken to Korea by military police. He asked her to pick up his work clothes at the airport because he was back in uniform. "I said, 'what In God happened'?' "Robert said, 'you know as much as I do.' " Mrs. Mertz said her next word j iiowcr aufficient funds remain from Robert was a postcard from [available Stum previous appropria- Hawali saying he had been "on | lions lor Army engineers to carry some beautiful planes and that; forward 'they' were treating him fine." SPARKMAN (Continued from Page 1) other Senate and House members who attended a lengthy conference at the Stale Department yesterday in the truce situation would reveal any details of the proposed U.N. lounler offer. Several of those who attended the Slate Department briefing, led by Acting Secretary Walter Bedell Smith, said they were not made aware of any major change in U. 3. policy on the prisoner issue. Sen. Hickenlooper (R-Ia) said the session left him "neither more optimistic nor more pessimistic" about truce chances. "A Second Munich" Outside Congress, the Rev. Dr. Daniel A. Poling, prominent Philadelphia Baptist minister, declared that "the time is ripe for a second Munich." The Munich Conference, an Ill- fated attempt to placate Hitler, helped Germany absorb Czechoslovakia and improve her own position for launching World War II. Dr. Poling, in a speech before the AIl-Amcricnn Conference to Combat Communism, lit Into the British and Prime Minister Churchill. Dr. Poling said Churchill seemed be suggesting "a peace thnt would be as evil and infinitely more lisastrous than the bastard thing hat came out of Munich." He advocated calling off the Ko- •ean Iruce talks and all other 'talks with Moscow" unless Russia 'begins to square her record with icr assertions." He argued that If the Communists can "keep us talking 5 little onger, they will take Indochina, Thailand, Burma and Malaya and nove directly Into India." NEWS ON THE RUN—In the event of any emergency, the London Times Is ready to publish Its newspaper without Interruption. The vans, top. carry a complete printing plant, including a rotary press that can print an eight-page edition at the rate of 12,000 copies an hour. Bottom photo shows the presses completely set up. The job required two hours work by a six-man team. Obituaries Law son Hardy Dies in Gates Lawson Hardy, Gates. Tenn.. farmer and brother of Blythevllle High School Supervisor Rosa Hardy, ami Blythevllle Librarian Mrs. Ira Gray, died suddenly in Gates early yesterday morning. Funeral services were to be conducted in the Tennessee town at 2 p.m. today. Mr. Hardy and Mrs. Gray are two of triplets. Miss Hardy and Mrs. Gray depart-1 fc yb the Communists" ed for Gates yesterday. Others who Were to be on hand for the funeral Included Ira Gray. Bill Crowder and Mr. and Mrs. Hfirdy Grny. Communist Brochure Tells Rosy Life in Red ROW Camp GENEVA, Switzerland (^—Communist China's health minister, Mrs. Li Teh Chuan. astonished delegates to the executive committee of the League of Red Cross Societies here this week with a lossy 92-page brochure on the life of United Nations prisoners in Communist hands. The book, published in Peiping y the "Chinese People's Commit- ;ee for World Peace," is printed in English and contains several hundred photographs purporting to show the good treatment and living conditions accorded prisoners Flood Control (Continued from Page 1) projects recommended by Eiscn- WAR (Continued from Page 1) South Koreans used bayonets and fcntves to hurl back Chinese who hit five other outposts along the 155-mile front, the Army sold. Infantrymen of the Eighth ROK Division also beat back 300 to 350 Chinese who attacked an outpost on Capitol Hill and (mother 150 to 200 Reds who hit a V. N. position In the same Western Front sector. In the air, Allied fighter-bombers hit Communist troops in the Christmas Hill area and elsewhere along the front. The Fifth Air Force, meanwhile, totaled up 28 MIO kills, two prob- ables and nine damaged by Sabres for the week ended Friday night— the highest weekly MIG loll stnce 31 were shot down in the second week of September, 1952. The score was made more impressive by the fact that weather knocked out two days of air operations and the MIOs refused to come out to fight on two olher days. One Sabre was lost in air combat during the week, Fifth Air Force said. Two other sabres were reported lost to "other causes," presumably mechanical trouble. Six Allied warplanes were reported lost to Communist ground fire. i "realistic construction program for most of the deleted projects." Fur three projects, however, the committee specified that "no funds whatsoever be obligated." These included Missouri River bank stabilization, Omaha to Sioux City. No Mcntinn of Tuttle Creek The committee said it expected Six Truckers Forfeit Bonds In Court Here the 80 unobligated million — balances to total the approximate Six charges of motor carrier violations netted bond forfeitures totaling $300 in Municipal Court today. Fifty dollar bonds were posted in each case, with five of the charges being for failure to have cab cards as required by the Public Service Commission's motor carrier division . The charges were levied against W. J. Carpenter, C. Cross, Charles Coin, S. Hornberger and E. R. Dilla. Dllla also forfeited an additional $50 bond for having no identification on his truck. A plea of guilty to charges of obtaining money by false prptensn and overdrawing was entered by R. B. Hodge. ..The case was continued tn SnturcUw lor Judgment with bond set at $50. Tlie League of Red Cross So- cities, one of the few international bodies on which both Communist China and the Western powers have full ami equal status, has never before received such elaborate propaganda material on the prisoners in North Korea. The book is lavishly filled with full names and addresses of Brit- ish and American prisoners, both in the picture captions and in the text. Some of the articles are purported to have been written by the prisoners themselves. Nearly all the pictures show the prisoners smiling and apparently In good spirits. An example of the propagand- 1st nature of the publication is an article headed "I Became Literate as a POW" in which a prisoner Identified as Pfc Billy J. Holland, of Fort Smith, 'Ark., allegedly wrote: "Before my capture I had little or no education. I could barely write my own name. . . Our Comrade Chen of the Chinese people's volunteers learned of my problem . . . and started teaching my to write." The pictures show prisoners at sports and numerous other recreational activities. "The POWs in North Korea are among friends," the book concludes. Auriol Seeking New Cabinet PARIS M>) — President Vincent Auriol announced late today he is going to ask Socialist Leader Guy Mollet to try to form fl cabinet replacing that of Premier Rene Mayer. oustel Thursday. Mollet, whose party has balked at the proposed rearmament of Western Germany, served as vice-premier under Henri Qneuille in 1951. Earlier thnt year he tried himself to form a cabinet during one of France's amount of the cut made from the Eisenhower budget — and that 15 million dollars could be applied to work this year. It did not specify where this 15 million would be applied. The committee bill and report made no mention of Tuttle Creek, highly controversial project proposed lor the Blue River In Kansas. Last year Congress voted five i """'""' crlses but fnilod lo 8ct f million dollars to start Tuttle ' mcntaj '. v approval of the cabinet he I Mississippi River Skier Delayed by Choppy Waters CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (7P)~ Frank Becldor's attempt to water ski down the Mississippi River received a setback yesterday but he hopes to continue his trip tomorrow. The boat towing Beddor, 3 Minneapolis printing firm salesman, was swamped by high waves near Barnhart. Mo,, south'of St. Louis. Boats carrying the advance party returned, rescued the submerged craft, ami the entire party continued the trip to Cape Girardeau in the other boats. Workmen will spend today repairing; the boat used for towing. Beddor said he hopes to go the 285 miles to Memphis non-stop tomorrow. He left Minneapolis last Saturday and expects to reach New Orleans Thursday. Ike Working in 'Shangri La' WASHINGTON yp) ~ President Eisenhower drove to the newly nam ed "Camp David" in Maryland's Catoctin mountains today with plans for a day of quiet work. This is the retreat above Washington used by Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Truman under the name of "Shangri La." The White House disclosed yesterday the President had named it Camp David, choosing a name that \vas his father's, his own and his grandson's. With the Courts COMMON PLEAS Johnson Office Equipment Co.. vs Stanley Keller, suit to collect $353.5 on account. 7ait to Leave Hospital WASHINGTON W)—Sen. Taft of Ohio, Republican Senate leader, planned to leave the Army's Walter Reed Medical Center here today after a four-day general medical checkup. France's j «TL Fniintt It' t Purlin-1 nt " rauna ir Likewise no funds were in the bill for the Table Rock dam power and flood control project in Southern Missouri. Congress voted three j wanted to appoint. . Anderson in Korea SEOUL W! — Mnj. Ccn. Samuel million dollars last year to start E ' A "dcrsnn arrived by plane to- Table Rock. i day from Tokyo to take command Neither Tullle Creek nor Table Rock were in the Eisenhower budget although the T r u m a n budget recommended S15 800.000 and $10,800,000 respectively lot them. of the Fifth Air Force soon. Anderson will replace Glenn O. Barcus. BUFFALO, N. Y. I/Pi — "Someone cheeked for a gas leak with a match —and found it." said Joseph Burger, actinp battalion fire chief. He estimated $400 damage to the frame house. WARNING ORDER The defendant, Donnle Mae Mel vin, Is warned to appear In th Chancery Court, Chickasawba Dis trict, Mississippi County, Arkansas within thirty days and answer tin complaint of the plaintiff, Clarenci Leon Melvin. Witness my hand, as clerk of saU court, and the seal thereof, on thi 1st day of May, 1953. Geraldine Listen, Clerk By Laverne Ball. D.C Prank C. Douglas, atty. 5,2-9-16-22 Gen. climate In the FLOOD (Continued from Page 1) R _ e , id ' Jr '' saW 15 '°°° P er sons were T TT^f THEAT RE J-^ U -/V Luxora,Ark Sat. Midnite SUNDAY MONDAY & TUESDAY Admission: 35c and 15c Gulf Warmlh Englnnd has a milder limn Labrador, which is j lamt: latitude, since Ihc Gulf - — - ---- !stre;;m brings a large current of Serpents often swarm In R.irclcns warm water to her shores, while and intrude into homes during the p tlie Labrador current flows from rainy season In India. |the North Pole regions. R T T 7 JL J- /-J THEATER MANILA, ARK. 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Building Specialties 631) S. E. Parkway Dr. Ph. 423J ELIZABETH By Marion Crawford CHAPTER 1« Every Sunday morning at (be Royal Lodge, Windsor, there was an unvarying routine. At 10 minutes to 11 the Royal Family and I would gather In the hall, together with those guests who happened to be staying with them, and walk the 40 yards or more to the little chapel in the Park. The Royal Family had a private pew curtained in such a manner that the congregation could see only their profiles while they were standing. One Sunday ^morning there was a visiting preacher. The resident Vicar was the.n the Rev. Francis Stone, a most cultured man. He was a fine-looking man who gave great distinction to the little chapel. The visiting preacher was a short, stout man with a shining bald head. He had been delivering his sermon for some minutes when I saw a bee approach him in a wary circle. It flew round him several times, getting nearer with each circuit. I watched it, fascinated, to see where it would settle. Awful pictures of it stinging him rose to my mind, and I saw from the look I stole at the King, sitting on my left in front of me, that similar thoughts were passing through his mind. The low drone formed a sort of Background to the sermon which I had now quite forgotten In the excitement of watching the bee's narrowing spiral which finally came to its apex in a neat landing right in the center of the bald }atch of the preacher's head. I gave a sort of strangled cough and quickly buried my face In my landkerchief. But before I did so : caught sight of Princess Eliza- jeth, then about 10 years of age. Her face was set firm and calm. I knew she had been watching with the same fascination as I; )ut she had already achieved an ron control of her emotions, and all I could see was that the flowers her hat were quivering with her suppressed laughter. This control is a noticeable faculty In the Royal Family. In pri- •ate life they laugh readily. When Seorge, my husband, first came o the Palace and the Princesses vere with me, he was struck by he amount of laughing we did — not at him, of course, or at any- jody else, but among ourselves. Through the years little jokel iad grown among us. Princess Margaret had only to say, 'D'you emember the day when ..." to et us off. Princess Elizabeth used to laugh •ery often. I loved to hear her Tmsical, tinkling voice break into n uncontrollable giggle when she vas small. Unlike other children with a trong sense of humor, she had to earn to curb it at times, to stifle t almost, from an early age. What an be excused in an ordinary hild and attributed to youth might ause a great deal of sur- rise coming from a Princess. But sometimes situations occurred, like that of the bee, which were so ludicrous that she had to make an obvious effort to suppress the impulse to laugh. I know how difficult this is to do as I, too, had to learn to control such impulses. One of the first things which Impressed me about the Royal Family when I joined them was their really genuine love of laughter. In those days King George was very boyish and would sometimes laugh in an uninhibited and refreshing way for several minutes at a good Joke. They were always a Jolly family, and while they were playing together it was wonderful to see the gusto with which the King entered into the children's games. That was in their private life. But on more dignified occasions they have a remarkable control over their sense of humor. On one occasion the Royal Family were entertaining a lady who, I could see, was somewhat embarrassed. She was a large woman, wearing a most peculiar hat which I knew had already caught the Princess's eyes. She lowered herself into a rath- • flimsy chair, which to the accompaniment of splintering wood, promptly buckled and collapsed under her. There are few things funnier to behold — from the onlooker's point of view. But not a flicker of a smile appeared on any of our faces. Not only because of our strict training, but because \ve were all overwhelmed with sympathy that such an accident should lave happened. To Their Majesties, the King and Queen, and to the Princess, nothing was funny to them when it caused pain and embarrassment. INSULATION For cool comfort this summer, have your home insulated by Home Service Co, Now. Furniture Storage Public Hauling Moving Pick Up & Delivery Home Service Co. Bill Wunderlich 505 S. 21st Fh. 3545 That was Just one occasion which their control had to be < ercised to avoid hurting people'* feelings. But we would not have been human if we had not seen tho funny side of the Incident and laughed wholeheartedly about It when we were alone and th« ladjr had gone. Before I had been long with th« Royal Family, I had learned to control my impulse to giggle at the wrong moment. I had learned to play tricks with my mind, to fix it on a certain point, to shut ofl the remark which I knew was go' ing to be extremely funny, to avoid looking at the man whose mustaches , wobbled about as if they were going to drop off, and to drug my mind by repeating long passages of poetry. But before I learned such tricks, I was not always so discreet as 1 might have been. (To Be Continued) RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. SATURDAY "Wild Stallion" IN COLOR ' Ben Johnson Edgar Buchanan SAT. OWL SHOW "MY FAVORITE SPY" Bob Hope — Hedy Lamarr NEW^SUNDAY MANILA, ARK. "Your Community Center" By Refrigeration Air Conditioned Matinees Sat. & Sun. Phone 58 Don't Miss! MOX In West Blythevilla Show Starts Weekdays 7:00 Sat. Sun 1 :00 Always A Double Feature LAST TIMES TONIGHT Double Feature —PLUS— *•"» Yvonne De Carlo- John Ireland James Craig- Forrest Tuck«r I "'2 Bettcer • Richard AtlM ALSO CARTOON SATURDAY Double Feature — PLUS — •*««. MONTEZ 9" HALL P^COE FUEL OIL G. 0. POETZ OIL CO. 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