The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 20, 1953 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, June 20, 1953
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ttTJE-S-V.iwKK 1 "-"--'• IU1OHT Ethel Rosenberg's Mother Collapses on Hearing News By MARTIN POST KEW YORK (AP) Flickering candles, age-old symbols of Jewish Sabbath piety — Mid of mourning — cast shadows over the bent form of a bewildered, g r i e v i n g old woman. The woman, Mrt. Testle Green-* fl»M, coll«pt»d last night as she le»rn«d h»r daughter, Ethel, and aon-ki-lsw, Julius Rosenberg, had been executed as atom spies. A doctor rmhed to her side. Th« candles' rays shone dimly through the neat, lace-work curtains of Mrs. Greenglass' humble, Low»r Bust Side tenement home. Far uptown, in Washington Height*, another aged mother, Mrs. Sophie Rosenberg, was told that her son had raid the supreme penalty for betraying his country. A doctor came here, too, to spend the night with the shaken, 71-year- old woman. Jn Toms River. N. J., two youngsters, Michael and Robert Rosenberg, aged 10 and 6, played on a farm that has been their home for a year and a half. Michael reportedly learned from a news bulletin, broadcast while be watched a baseball game on television, that his parents were to die before sundown. Corid Rave Talked ID Washington, New York and •Isewhere, officials and Judges maintained a vigil. There was always ths possibility, though slim ftat the Rosenbergs might have talked at the last moment to save themselves. And in New York's famed Union Square, » throng of more than 6.000 demonstrated in the Rosen- bergs' behalf, acting out to the end a scene that had become almost commonplace in the two years since the atom spy team was convicted. Th* rally had been called as a prayer meeting. It -was, instead, 1 shrill denunciation of the death •entence. As the announced hour of the •Jwcution arrived, the crowd Yerged on the hysterical. Screams filled tlM air. A woman fell to HM pavement beating it with her JisU. Another woman fainted and was carried away. The demonstration turned into a parade of mourning, but police broke the procession into fragment* and small groups wandered off, some weeping, some singing aad spirituals. Over their heads » group of peo- SPIES ple peered from the windows of a building. Co Home! Waving American flags the onlookers shouted: "Go home, you Communist bastards, go home you Communist rats." Eventually the crowd dispersed, leaving the ground littered with copies of a handbill that asked President Eisenhower for clemency. At the IHh hour, another dramatic scene was enacted in the guarded chamber of Federal Judge Irving R. Kaufman. A lawyer, like so man.v before him, appeared before the Judge who had presided over the Rosenberg trial and pronounced sentence, and asked for a writ of habeus corpus. And the judge, minutes before the execution, wearily turned the request down, as he and his colleagues all the way to the U. S. Supreme Court had done so many timei before. The execution brought bitter comment from "The National Committee to Secure Justice in the Rosenberg; Case," a group that has sought a new trial for the Joomed pair or, failing that, a reduction of the death sentence. Of the Rosenbergs the committee said: "The very memory of them will one day cause America to look back with shame on the era of hysteria under which they were tortured and put to death. "Our nation's security is not (Continued from Page i) hanged for treason by the state of Virginia— not the federal government. After the Civil War, the U. S. Supreme Court held the entire South guilty of treason, and some 38,000, including Confederate President Jefferson Davis, were arrested, but later pardoned, In World War I, sabotage of ships and war materials led to the arrest of five Americans for treason. None was convicted. In World War II, 30 German- Americans were indicted for conspiracy to set up a Nazi-type government here. The case, brought under the 1940 Smith Act, dragged out and finally was dismissed. It is the same law under which more than a score of top Communists have been convicted of cor* spiring to overthrow the government by force. They got prison | terms. Draws Prison Terra Navy Comr. J ohn S. Farnsworth, convicted of doing espionage for Japan in the years immediately before World War II, was sentenced to four to 12 years in prison, Max Stephen, a pro-German Detroit tavern keeper who ran a Nazi Bund meeting hall with a secret rifle range and sheltered escaped Nazi prisoners, was sentenced to hang for treason in 1943. But the penalty was changed to life imprisonment. Five Americans, convicted of treason for broadcasting propaganda for the enemy during World War II, got prison sentences. Ezra Pound, prize-winning poet, tried for treason for his anti-American broadcasts in Italy, was found of unsound mind, and sent to an .sylum near Washington, D. C. John David Provoo, former Army .sergeant, who switched to the Japanese side after his capture on Corregidor, was sentenced, to life in prison for treason. Alger Hiss, former Stnte Department official convicted of : nlsely denying he gave secrets to Russia, was sentenced to five years n prison. Philadelphia chemist Harry Gold, who pleaded guilty to being the courier in the spy ring with the Rosenbergs, got 30 years. David Greenglass, former Army ,echnician who worked on the atom bomb at Los ; Alamos, N. M., and whose testimony of espionage work doomed his sister, Ethel Rosenberg, drew 30 yenrs. Judith Coplon, farmer Justice Department employe twice convicted of stealing secrets for the Hussions and sentenced to terms ] $Q(]$ Killed in otalin^ 25 years, later won n re- vprsnl in one CUSP, mid the ot.her is in logfil points. She is free Utility Officials Eye Integrated Power Facilities Officials of Arkansas - Missour Power Co. today were attending a' meeting in Poplar Bluff, Mo,, of representatives of private electric companies, the Rural Electric Administration and Southwest Power Administration. The meeting was cnlled to work out details "in connection with the possibility of more completely Integrating' 'the generating plants and transmission lines of the three power producers in this area. Representing Ark-Mo were Charles C. Czeschin. President; George D. Pollack, chief engineer ol the electric department; E. B. Thomas, assistant to the president; Glenn O. Ladd, rate engineer; and James Nebhut, director of advertising. ROSENBERG (Continued from Page 1) "The, ships will be ready to move as soon as they wish." ance, to the electric chair and sat down quietly. The black helmet was placed on Rosenberg's head. Then the black straps were fixed around his chest, and the other electrode was set against his right leg. The guards stepped away. A signal was given to the executioner, Joseph Francell, in an alcove to the left of the room. A metallic rattle sounded. It sounded like marbles rolling down metal washboard. Then It stopped. The room was filled with a humming buzz. Rosenberg's chest bulged, straining ft gainst the straps. His fists clenched In tight knots. His neck and shoulders turned crim- on. There were three massive charges of electricity. The first lasted three seconds, the second and third 57 seconds each. He was dead in two and three-quarters minutes. The humming stopped. Ifc was 7:0fi and three quarters. Two guards stepped to the chair ind swiftly unbuckled the straps. Two physicians, Dr. H, W. Kipp and Dr. George McCracken, approached with stethoscopes. Mcracken ripped the undershirt, exposing Rosenberg's chest. They listened for a long mo- ent. Then Dr. Kipp stud, "I pronounce this mnn dead," Weston Johnson To Head Negro Legion Post Here Wcston Johnson was elected commander of- the Negro Wadford White Post of the American Legion at an election of officers held by that group lust night. Other newly-elected officers for the group are: James Green, first vice commander; Ernest Evans, Jr., second vice commander; Burchon Walker, adjutant; Willie Vaughn, post service officer; Matthew Sledge, sergeant at arms; Harry 0. Johnson, sergeant at arms; Boston Williams, financial officer, and Eddie Griffin, chaplain. Appointive offices will be announced at the next meeting of the group, it was announced. Installation ceremonies lor the new officers will be conducted at a special meeting to be held on July 4. The group voted to send Jethro Allen Vaughn to the Negro Boy's State, to be held at Arkansas AM&N Coll«;e in Pine Bluff, the week of June 27. REDS greater for it our nation's conscience is not move serene our nation's light does not shine brighter." Son Head groups cited as subversive by the The committee's sponsors include some persons prominent in attorney general, but the committee has said it accepted members as individuals and assumed many were not connected with such organizations. The Rosenberg boys, innocent victims of forces they will not understand for years, were to have been told of their parents' fate by Bernard Bach, at whose farm they have been staying "at an opportune time." But the older boy, Michael, heard the news bulletin. "That's it, that's it," he cried. "Goodbye. Goodbye." Toastmaster Speakers Named Speaking at the regular meeting of the Blytheville Toastmasters Club on June 25 will be Worth Holder, Dick Payne, Gil Smythe, Pat Corrigan and Craig Taylor. W. R. Smythe will act as chairman for the program. Kemper Bruton will offer the invocation, and Bill Hrabovsky will be tinier. Liston Neely will be toastmaster and Dick Roberts will be toplcmaster. General evaluator for the meeting will be Kemper Bruton, and the evaluation panel will be composed ol J. P. Garrot, Nick Powers. Rudy Vrska, Lloyd Whlttaker and Kenneth Richardson. n bail, newly mnvvied, and keeping in Brooklyn. Obituaries Blackwood Rites To Be Tomorrow OSCEOLA—Services for Dwight H. Blackwood. Sr., of Osceola, former chnlrm;in of the Arkansas Highway Commission, Mississippi County sheriff, nnd gubernatorial candidate, will bo conducted tomorrow at 4 p.m. in the Osceola Baptist Church. The Rev. Perry Herring will conduct ceremonies for Mr. Blackwoncl, a one-time major league baseball player. Burial will be in Violet Cem- BAGHDAD. Iraq (/Pi—The Iraqi eovmunent- has disclosed that seven Coiimuml.U prisoners were killed rinrinp a shooting outbreak in a Dnphflnd jail. Twenty-t.hrrn other Rod prisoners and 76 policcment and Riiimls were wounded. A Communique yesterday said investigations are underway to place responsibility for the affray, which took place Thursday. Ships to Move NEW YORK W) — The four-day tie-up of U. S. shipping in Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports ended last night, when the CIO National Marit hue Union signed a new contract with major shipping companies. After initialing the pact, NMU President Joseph Curnm said: ships will be ready to move as soon as they wish." N E W * SONDAY MANILA, ARK. Air Conditioned By Refrigeration Matinees Sat. & Sun. Phone 58 "Your Community Center" Don't Miss! Sweden was an Important factor tn the settlement of what Is now the United States hnvint? founded A colpny on the Delaware river in 1631. FOR RENT MOVIE CAMERAS and PROJECTORS All New Kodak Equipment Offered in a Large Selection BARNEYS DRUG STORE 2006 W. Main Phono 3647 (Continued from Page 1) ter with a flicker of tenseness, but no other sign of anger was displayed in the conference hut. Later. Dr. Karl Hong Ki, a South Korean government spokesman, denounced tfee letter as "false accusation directed at the United States to cause a split between the U. S. and the Republic of Korea." Clark's letter to Rhee was short but direct. He wrote that he could "not at this time estimate the ultimate consequences" of Rhee's "precipitous and shocking" act- Clark said Rhee had personally assured both him and the XJ. S. ambassador to Korea, Ellis O. Briggs, that he would not take any such action until "full and frank discussion with me" but "your actions today (Thursday) have clearly abrogated these assurances." Pyun WUUUIUH ni£ll OI-J1UU1, 1V1 CAIHWI «<•«*> «**v-« •• *••!.•. ,.„..., .. f •,,, j re n 1 Lakeland Memorial Hospital in Woodruff. Left to right are: Clarence Woods, of Woodruff; Samuel McGinnis, of Milwaukee; Donna Behn ("Queen" of th» Penny Parade), Burich and Mark Rusch, wrote Clark that Rhee'.s reasons for releasing the POWs without consultation was "too obvious to need any explanation." Even to be consulted, however slightly, about our contemplated action would have been unbearably embarrassing to you," he said. "I hope that you will take this well- meant silence not too badly." Pyun wrote that "it is clear" to Rhee that "no matter how you feel about the stand this government ins been taking on the POW ques- ;lon. you are duty-bound to abide by the (POW exchange) agreement terms which we do not regard as equally binding on us." Pyun said Lt. Gen. William K. Harrison Jr., chief UNC negotiator, proposed to the Reds on May 13 at Panmunjom that all Keren'/ prisoners who wouldn't return to their Red homelands be freed : I civilians immediately after an armistice. He added: "The complete reversal of the U. N. stand does not KO much reflect, we sincerely believe , a change in criteria of human judgment as fit rices) a frenkish turn in international fortuity favoring the ascendency of appeasers." RHEE (Continued from Page 1) tions. But he said he feels there 5s "a real danger" that they will start up the fighting again later. Speaking up for Rhee was Rep. Gwinn (R-NY), who said he would offer Monday a congressional resolution commending the Korean President for his action. Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) has said that "fi'eedom-1 o v i n g people throughout the world should applaud the action of Syngrman Rhee President Eisenhower, reported to have notified Rhee yesterday by cable that he was holding him personally responsible for freeing the prisoners, previously had offered to propose a mutual defense pact with South Korea If a truce became effective. Dutch traders introduced tea into Europe from Japan in IfilQ, The Nobel prizes were first distributed ir 1901. Suffragettes On March Once More SINGAPORE iTP) — The suffragettes are on the march in this British colony—demanding reformation of existing marriage and divorce law-3. A committee of Singapore Council of Women, has sent a petition to the Governor, asking application of British marriage and divorce laws to all races here. The petition pointed out the "injustices" to which women of Chinese. Malay and Indian race now have to submit by marrying according tn custom. Marriages according to custom, performed at temple? and mo?fiucs, are not registered officially. Mm who marry in this manner can cfist off their wives and children without giving them support nnd the women have no grounds on which to" claim alimony. It is customary for Chinese and Malays to have more than one wife if they are non-Christians. YOUR FRIENDLY THEATRE Enjoy Cool, Air-Conditioned Comfort SUNDAY and MONDAY V BORIS DA GORDON M AC RAE •*. bill-and-cooin and doin'the things boys and ijlgirls like todo when* they're wooin'l k l By The Light Of The Silvery Moon HAPPIEST OF MUSICALS FROM WARNSR BROS. illY GRAY • ROBERT O'BRIEN... IBVING ELINSOH • R'K'.KKi" DAvioluTlER '\ Go to Prison to Get Bed Phoenix School Rates RICHMOND, Va. W)—Some Virginians have deliberately had themselves convicted of misdemeanors to find a bed in a ward for treatment of tuberculosis. Dr. William J. West, state prison farm surgeon, said eight persons, unable to get treatment in overcrowded tuberculosis sanitoria, now receiving it at the prison farm. They consented to go to court and be convicted of violating communica- PHOENIX, Ariz. 0P)—Karen M. Spangler. 17, is the third North Phoenix High School senior in the past three years to win a $4,000 science scholarship to Stanford Uni| versity. Steve Thomas won the prize • last year and Alice McKinney won I in 1951. j ble disease health ordinances in or- I der to get the treatment. NOTICE Farm Land Auction PUBLIC SALE MONDAY 10 A.M., JUNE 22, ONE MILE SOUTH OF BLYTHEVILLE ON U. S. HIGHWAY 61. 125 ACRES WILL BE SOLD AT AUCTION. $233.00 Super 33 — complete air conditioning, top quality features, at a new low pricel • Up-and-oround air circulation *urroundt you with healthful, refreshing coolnds* .. . positive comfort at all lime*. • Cools, dehumidifles, circulates, ventilates, fillers, removes stale a Jr. • Quiet, dependable, low-cost operation. • Meter-Miser mechanism warranted for New Frigidaire Room Air Conditioners $323.22 $394.48 $465.00 Sup«r 50 sell new Twin 75 wlltilwoMeter- Tw»n 100 for kirflW itondardi for compleU Misers. On« operates room). Twin 75 Or 100 oif conditioning com- on moderate days; botti also available wrttl fort. Beautifully styled. ream up to double cool- Ifi^mostatk Automatic Economical operation. Ing power on hot days. Selective Coolinfl. HALSELL& WHITE MAIN & DIVISION FURN. CO. PHONE 6 ° 96 Wins So/ef Contest l*s. Josephine Rolllson, sales em- ptof» of the Darling Shop here, WM winner in a sales contest held In the Midwest division of Darling Shope Shops last week, It was announced today. She won a $10 prize for topping sales during the vjtels of employes of 46 stores in this area. The contest is the firet of a series of six. Oh, Goody! Mommy Says I Can Go See "FROSTY" RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark, SATURDAY Ghost Of Crossbone Canyon With Guy Madison As : :Wild Bill" Hickok And Andy Devine As "Jingles" SAT. NITE OWL SHOW ' White Goddess With Jon Hall SUNDAY & MONDAY Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis In The Stooge With Marion Marshal] Polly Bergen TUBS & WED KANSAS CITY CONFIDENTIAL John Pavne Colleen Gray MOX In West Bfytheville Air Conditioned by Refrigeration Show Starts Weekdays 7:00 Sat. Sun 1:00 Always A Double Feaiure SATURDAY —PLUS— Serial: Mystery Island CARTOON SAT. LATE SHOW 11'30 p.m. BELA LUGOSr'l Serial: King of the Congo CARTOON SUN & MON Bio TREES _;EVE mm • PATBCE WYJJORE < JOHN TWIST S JAMES HtNEB8rlaK > J! —PLUS— r tH« fllMAKIM »rMM ~* rtARD^FASTl IBEAUTIFUL!! I ulM llftMntlMTCiMNM I ICUIM mm • SUIT FimnJ CARTOON A SHORT

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