The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 9, 1955 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, February 9, 1955
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PAGE TWO BLTTHEVTLLB (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9,19B5 Phoney Fund-Raisers Find New Gon Scheme-Religion By RICHARD J. SINNOTT BOSTON (AP) — Watch out when your doorbell or telephone rings — the charity crook has a new scheme designed to tug at your heartstrings and line his own pocket with your al ~Kenneth B. Blackman, manager of the Boston Better Business Bureau, says the public is smarter about phony fund-raising drives for crippled children, the aged and handicapped, but the promoter is now making his pitch in the name of religion . AFL, CIO Move Closer To Merger Agreement A law curbing crooked charities and requiring fund promoters to list their receipts, disbursements purposes, and to obtain licenses from the attorney general went into effect in Massachusetts' last September. But it exempted three types of charity drives: 1. Solicitations for religious organizations, nonprofit charitable hospitals and educational institutions. 2. Fund campaigns.and advertising in program books, yearbooks and other publications by nonchar- itable organizations 3. Mail and telephone solicitations from outside Massachusetts. Scores of promoters who went to sleep as misters emerged the next morning with titles such as reverend or deacon or preacher or bishop, says Blackman. BBB records indicate that there are 100 fraudulent organizations operating under the guise of religion in New England. They may steal millions in 1955. "Five fake religious groups have collected more than a million dollars in the last four months in the Greater Boston area," estimates BBS representative Bob Smith. Asst. Atty. Gen. James F. Mahan, probing the phonies, tells what he and his office are up against: "Public sympathy supports these supposed men of God. People don't realize that these promoters have religion on their lips—but larceny in their hearts. "The religious fake is the most brazen of racketeers. He puts on clerical clothing and the public treats him with respect." Mahan gave this recent example of how "reverends" are made in Massachusetts:. "I requested Bishop X to bring his books in for inspection. The promoter, after several attempts ' to renege, came into my office. He wore clerical garb. He affected an air of pious dignity. I asked him how he could be a state prison inmate one day and a bishop the next. " 'I'm a bishop because the congregation laid hands on me,' the promoter insisted." Mahan told him that if he passed the collection container once more, Massachusetts law would lay hands on him. The "bishop" was next heard from in Miami, Fla. Gamma Globulin Help Prevent Asthma Attacks NEW YORK Iffl— Monthly shots of GG—gamma globulin—help prevent attacks of asthma in asthmatic children, Dr. Ralph Bowen, oi Houston, Tex., said today. The GG builds up more defenses against respiratory infections which make these children easy prey for asthmatic sieges, he sold. GG, a blood component carrying antibodies against various types of germs and viruses, has been widely used In the fight against polio. Asthmatic attacks were cut in half among 75 children getting GG as compared with 75 others not given GG', Bowen said in a report prepared for delivery to the American Academy of Allergy. Fewer of the GG children had to be hospitalized with severe asthma. The shots are given during the six months between fail and spring when colds and other infections are most common. GG is no cure- all, but seems definitely helpful when added to other protective treatments, Bowen said. NOTICE IN THE PROBATE COURT FOR THE CHICKAS.UVBA DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF No. 2,294 ROSA MAYNARD, deceased. known address of decedent: M-ni'.a, Arkansas. Drte of death: January 18. 1955. An ir.strrment dated June 10, l r :. \v.-s on f'o SS'.'i dr.y of Janu- ri':/, 1?'5, "'V-itte:! to probate as t' - !T. \v:il oi the r.bove named de^lent, and the undersigned has (---] „-, pointer] executor thereun- der. A contest of the probate of f'e will can be effected only by films' a petition within the time provided by law. All persons having claims against the estate must exhibit them, duly verified, to the undersigned within six months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or they shall be forever barred and precluded from any i benefit in the estate. This notice first published 2nd day of February, 1955. PERRY G. BALLARD Executor P. O. Box 548 Blytheville, Arkansas Oscar Fendler, Attorney for Executor. : 5/2-9 By NORMAN WALKER MIAMI BEACH, Fla. I* — AFL and CIO leaders moved closer to agreement today on plans to merge their big labor federations. Three - man subcommittees arranged to meet for two hours to try to iron out a detailed agreement to present to larger 10-man AFL and CIO merger delegations. It appeared that the subcommittees had hammered out a tentative solution to the long-standing problem of preventing one union from invading the organized membership of another union. Details vere not announced. The main barrier to merger was the CIO's insistence that the proposed 15-million-member federation have powers to stop unions from seizing members already organized by other unions. Same Issue The CIO was particularly concerned since its union broke away from the AFL two decades ago on substantially the same issue. The CIO wanted renewed assurance that it could organize entire plants and that AFL unions would not later try to get particulr- groups of workers, such as carpenters, drivers or other skilled workmen, to shift allegiance to rival AFL unions. AFL President George Meany was reported to have contended Young Actresses Booked on Dope Suspicion Chorge LOS ANGELES I/P) — Two young actresses in the stage hit, "The Teahouse of the August Moon," were booked yesterday on suspicion of possessing marijuana. Arrested were Barbara Ann Luna, 17, who plays the geisha girl Lotus Blossom in the sellout play, and Patty C. Suzuki, 24, who has a minor role. Miss Luna was released to the custody of the play's manager so she could ap pear last night. Detective Don Grant said he found three marijuana cigarettes and loose marijuana in their apartment. He and Detective E. J. Berger visited the apartment, he said, to discuss a theft of money which Miss Luna had reported. Both actresses are members of the New York company of the play. Career Man Returns NEW YORK Wi — A veteran foreign service officer returned home yesterday to wind up a 44-year career. Jefferson Caffery, ambassador to Egypt, is retiring at the end of the month to his home in Lafayette, La. He expressed doubt of an early peace between Egypt and Israel. N" O T I C E Notice is hereby given that the undersigned has filed with the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control of the State of Arkansas 'or a permit to sell and dispense beer at retail on the premises described as: Do-Drop-In Cafe, 813 S. First, Blytheville, Mississippi County, Arkansas. The undersigned stales that he is a citizen of Arkansas, of good moral character, that he has never been convicted of a felony or other crime involving moral turpitude; that no license to sell beer by the jndersigned has been revoked within five years last past; and .hat the undersigned has never seen convicted • of violating the laws of this state, or any other state, relative to the sale of alcoholic liquors; Application is for permit to be issued for operation beginning on the 9th day of February, 1955, and to expire on the 30th day of June, 18:35. *: -\RY DONNE^SON, Applicant Subscribed and sworn to before me this 8th day of February, 1955. SEAL ELIZABETH MASON, Notary Public. My Commission expires: 4-26-58, 2/9 in the closed-door merger talks that while he could not provide an ironclad pledge against union "raiding," he was willing to agree that union territorial invasions could be strongly dealt with under 1" > proposed, new setup. The CIO leaders, headed by President Walter Reuther, sought more binding authority to stop the "raiding" practice and to assure the CIO a more secure place in the merged setup. The AFL now has aii estimated ten million members compared with the CIO's five millions. Reuther last night told reporters: "You know, I've always been in favor of labor unity, and ft looks like we're really malting prog- gress." Dr. Sheppard's Chances For Bail Are Slim CLEVELAND (fP) — Osteopath Samuel Sheppard's chances of obtaining freedom on bail during an appeal of his wire-murder conviction appeared doubtful today. Three Court of Appeals judges, who previously had denied Sheppard bail: 1. Refused to send the bail question to the Ohio Supreme Court, and 2. Indicated they would deny bail again, even if assured by the state's high court that Sheppard legally could be released. Only an appellate court or a trial judge can grant bail, under Ohio law. The ruling yesterday was on a motion by defense attorney William J. Corrigan that the bail question be certified to the Supreme Court. Corrigan argued the Appellate Court's previous denial of bail conflicted with rulings by other appeals courts in similar cases. Pending the appeal on his second-degree murder conviction, tht handsome, 31-year-old doctor is being kept in a cell at counby jail. Sheppard was found guilty of fatally bludgeoning his pregnant, 31- year-old wife Marilyn alst July 4. He is under a life imprisonment sentence, making him eligible for parole after 10 years. Corrigan said he Intends to gc to the Supreme Court with the bail question. NAMES FROM ARCHERY The importance oi archery is attested by such family names as Archer, Arrowsmith, Bowman, Bornocker. Boyer, Butts, Fletcher, Stringer, and Yoeman, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica. ERECT YOUR OWN "JRUSSLESS" Wonder Building DO IT YOURSELF! 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