The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 13, 1955 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 13, 1955
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PAOI TWO BLTTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, JANUARY U, 1955 Different Answers In Ladejinsky Case Were Profound By JAMES MAKLOW WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower, discussing Wolf Ladejinsky's case at his news conference, said this was a situation in which honest men came up with different answers. The difference in their answers was profound. Because it was, the Democrats had new ammunition for their attacks on the. whole operation of the administration's program to get security risks out of government ]ob«. The Ladejinsky case broke while many Democrats were still boiling over Vice President Nixon's attacks on them in the 1954 election campaign, particularly for his statements on the number of Communists and other security risks being fired by this administration. Under the security program a government worker can be let out as a security risk for a number of reasons in accordance with standards which, by their broadness ,can leave room for the kind of difference of opinion that Els- enhower mentioned. Numerous Reasons The government can bounce a man as a security risk if he's a Communist, if he has been found subversive, if there's information in his files which can be interpreted as subversive, if he's a drunk, homosexual, or a blabbermouth, or for other reasons. And who does the interpreting? Officials in the agency where the man works have last say in the matter. Ladejinsky, born in Russia but now a citizen, was twice found all right by the State Department, which employed him in a job in Japan. Agriculture .Department officials, when he was transferred there, found him a risk. Then Harold E. Stassen hired Ladejinsky to work for his Foreign Operations. Administration. So two government agencies didn't consider the man a security risk; one did.. Elsenhower put the responsibility directly on Stassen for keeping Ladejinsky in the government. From time to time since the administration established the security program in the spring of 1953, it has released figures showing the number of people separated from the government and classed as security risks. During last fall's campaign Nixon said: "We're kicking Communists and fellow travelers and security risks out of the governments, not by the hundreds but by the thousands." No Figures Released It was this statement and others similar to it that the Democrats have complained about. No figures have been released to show how many of these persons classed a security risks were holdovers from the Truman administration, how many were first hired by the Eisenhower administration, or how many Communists were found. Yesterday Eisenhower, who said Nixon had never condemned the Democratic party as a whole, and Leonard W. Hall, chairman of the Republican National Committee, went to Nixon's defense under new and bitter Democratic attacks. If Nixon and the Lade]Insky case weren't enough to keep the Democrats steamed up about the securr ity program, the administration gave them a fresh talking point when it released its latest figures Jan. 3. The Democrats, now running Congress, have been talking of investigating the whole program. That report said, since the program started in mid-1953, 8,008 security risks have been fired or resigned from government jobs. It listed 2,096 of those under the head of subversion with this explanation: "Number whose files contained information indicating in varying degrees, subversive activities, subversive associations, or membership in subversive organizations." The Washington Post and Times- Herald, friendly to the Eisenhower administration took a look at the figures and said editorially: "The great virtue .. . of 8,008 is that anyone can read it sitting upright or standing on his head without changing the figure." . The Post raised questions which Democrats in one way or another have asked: How many of these "security risks" resigned without ever knowing they were . accused of anything; how many had information in their files about subversion that was real or imaginary or provided by people who were malicious or irresponsible? At his news conference yesterday Eisenhower said he doesn't consider the security program perfect, that efforts are being made all the time to improve it. . NOTICE PROPOSED BUDGET OF EXPENDITURES TOGETHER WITH TAX LEVY FOR FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 1956, TO AND INCLUDING JUNE 30, 1957 The Board of Directors oi Eur- dette School District No. 35 of Mississippi County, Arkansas, in com- liance with the requirements of Act 403 of 1951 and of Amendment 40 to the Constitution of the State of Arkansas, have prepared, approved, and hereby make public the proposed budget of expenditures together with the tax rate as follows: General Control $ 2,000 Instruction 48,000 Operation of School Buildings 7,500 Maintenance of School Plant and Equipment Auxiliary Agencies (including transportation) . Hxed Charges _,— Capital Outlay 4,800 Debt Service 11,300 To provide for the foregoing proposed budget of expenditures the Board of Directors proposes a tax levy of 45 mills, divided as follows: 22 mills is for the operation of the schools; 18 mills Is a continuing tax previously voted for bonds now outstanding ;and 5 mills will be a continuing building fund tax for a proposed bond issue of $35,000. whih Will run approximately 21 years, to be issued for the purpose of erecting and equipping new school buildings and said building fund tax will constitute a contlnu- 1,000 10,000 3,200 Steele-Cooter News By FRANKIE ASHCRAFT The Cooler Lions Club will celebrate Its fifth anniversary with a banquet at the Lions Den Thursday night. Special guests will be their wive*. Tom Lewis, president, will give an account of the progress this club has made since It was organized five years.tigo. Of interest here is the marriage of Miss Dorothy Funderburk to James Hamilton which occurred at Hernando, Miss., Saturday evening. Their attendants were Miss Joy Wagner and Panky Jones. They will make their home In Cooler. Second Lt. Howard Garrett left over the week end for Fort Hood, Tex., where he is stationed, being called here by the death of his father, Cleo Garrett. His wife and baby remained here for a longer visit with his mother. Donna Paye McClure was guesi of honor at a party given by her mother, Mrs. Ralph McClure, at, their home in Cooler Saturday afternoon. The occasion was in honor of Donna Faye's -ninth birthday. Twenty friends attended and after games were played birthday cake and ice cream were served. Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Holly, son Joe Byron and daughter Nancy and Mr. and Mrs. Jake Samford have returned home from a vacation spenl in Florida. Mrs. Jack Gentry of Wilson. Ark., was here Saturday as guests of Mrs Basil McClure. Sammy Wagster, son of Mrs. Hautie Wagster, who has ben seriously ill at the Pemiscot County Memorial Hospital in Hayti, is resting better now. He had an appendectomy and pneumonia. Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Brown o! Cape Girardeau accompanied his father, Gilbert Brown of Steele, to Barnes Hospilal in St. Louis last week. He was able to return home but will return to the hospital Jan. 25. Mrs. Dora McAdams has returned to her home in Risco after a visit here with her daughter, Mrs Lester Graham, and famiy. Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Lawler, Mr. and Mrs. Dink Lawler, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Lawler and son Kenneth are vacationing at Ft. Myers, and other places of interest in Florida. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Jones and daughter Paula have returned lo their home in St. Louis after a visit here with relatives and friends. Ronnie Byrd has returned to his home in St. Louis after a week's visit here with Tommy Duke Lewis. J. G. Burroughs is seriously ill at Barnes Hospital,in St. Louis. Miss Florine Wagster of St. Louis spent last week end here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Wagster. Shannon Terry, who with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Ter ry, moved to Halnes City, Fla. the latter part of November, has returned to Cooler to complete his senior year at Cooter High School. Miss Evallne Webb has returned to Washlngtno, D.O., where she is employed after spending the .holi- days here with her pannt*, Mr. and Mrs. Waller Webb. Their son, M. Sgt. Waymon Webb of Springfield, h»s »J*> been here with his family. Chris Wentzell is taking treat- ments at » Memphis hospital. MM. Wentiell spent the pust wwk end with him. . ing annual levy until the principal and interest of the proposed bonds are paid in full, with the provision that the surplus revenue from the building fund millage may be used j for other school purposes. GIVEN this 8th day of January, 1955. BOARD OF DIRECTORS, Burdette School District No. 35 of Mississippi County, Arkansas, C. F. THOMPKINS, President. 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Away from heavy traffic and noise, yet close to schools, shopping districts, and the bus line. As it's restful name implies, Elmwood Gardens is a serene and shady local*. Modern in every way, Elmwood Gardens has paved streets, sewers, and landscaping. Planned construction calls for 35 three bedroom brick homes with tiled baths and natural gas heat. At present 5 homes have been completed. A WASHING MACHINE WILL BE INSTALLED ABSOLUTELY FREE WITH THE NEXT CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT! -THESE HOMES MAY BE FINANCED THROUGH F. H. A. ORG. I. LOANS- DAVID REAL ESTATE AND INVESTMENT COMPANY 418 W. MAIN PH. 3-3633

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