The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 27, 1955 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 27, 1955
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BLTTHETILLE (ARK.) COURIER WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17,19M ANPA President Raps Pentagon Cenosrship And Harry Truman NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the American publishers expressed hope today that Defense Secretary Charles E. Wilson will "see the error in his recent resort to censorship" in the Pentagon. Richsrd W. slocum. president of the American Newspaper Publishers Assn., also hit at former President Harrj- S. Truman's recent assertion that the press threw a protective cloak around the Elsen- hower administration. Slocum called too for an end to ttrikes that cripple newspapers. He said the recent "death" of the struck Brooklyn Eagle was "shock"the ever • present ing." Criticizing urge to censorship and a limiting of news sources," Slocum, executive vice president o! the Philadelphia Bulletin, said in a prepared address at the NPA convention: "Our problem sometimes lies more with the high-principled, loyal and conscientious public servant who just does not realize that full operation of the people's right to know is more important than any single decision. "We shall hope that our well- intentioned secretary of defense will quickly see the error In his .-recent resort to censorship In an effort to check alleged secret leaks." Not Censorship Wilson told a Washington news conference April ,12 that he tightened Defense Department rules on giving out military Information to kep- potential enemies from learning too much, but Insisted his dl- rectve did not constitute censorship. Slocum said the ANPA .convention this year Is more than an annual meeting— that it is time for an accounting of the newspapers of fundamental "trustees freedom—the people's right to know." "The more other media of communication develop," he said, "the clearer it Is that newspapers have an enduring strength In their basic function—the gathering and publishing of the news. "We do not have to depend on chasing Uie will of the entertainment wisps, "We are helped In our task by the critical eye and voice of our readers. Quickly they sense any lack of fairness or evidence of partiality in news presentation. We profit by their expressions." Then, in obvious reference to Truman, he said: "The complaints of a few disappointed and disgruntled partisans, even an ex-president, merit no deep concern." Truman said In a Washington speech April 16 that the press has thrown an unparalleled "cloak of protection" around the 'administration and "tried to keep much of this bad management from the people." In discussing strikes, Elocum said: ."Some way must be developed that a single group cannot decide that the people are to be deprived of their newspaper." Slocum .said further: "The death of the Brooklyn Ka- Ble, the deaths of some other newspapers with strikes as the^executioner, nre shocking things." The Eagle discontinued publication last month during a strike by the CIO American Newspaper Guild. Other unions declined to cross picket Hues. "It Is a shameful blot on the record of normally stable newspaper unions," Stocurn said, "when their membership Joins In 'concerted action,' in vlolr.tlon of con- tractural commitments, particularly so when the immediate result Is the death of a voice of expression to the people. "It Is time for union leadership at all levels to quit pussyfooting on this issue; this looking the other way when their members are not living up to their contract work obligations." New York City's Budget Adopted NEW YORK M'H-The Board of Estimate yesterday adopted a 1955-56 fiscal year city budget $1.702.336.683. It was the largest budget In the city's history, exceeded tn the United Slates only by the federal budget. The new budget exceeds the current one by $138,645,656. The budget now goes to the City Council, Which may reduce or delete any Item but may not Increase It. Jail Quarantine Indianapolis </l'l— Two prisoners at the Mitrlon County Jail, Alfons- ser aldington, 38, of New York, and Charles WnlUce, 33, of In- dlrmapolls, yesterday broke out with chlckcnpox. Both were hustled to a hospital while authorities considered Imposing n nllnr- nntlnc on their 50 cellblock mates. JU _. SIIAWNEE TGI' STUDENTS — Joyce Bennett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Slla.s Bennett of Joiner, is valedictorian of the 1955 graduating elflss of Shnwnet High School. Konrad Owaltney, son of Mr. and Mrs. C, D. Owaltney of Joiner, Is salutatorian Bacculaureate services will be conducted May 15 at 2:30 p m. In the nigh school by the Rev. E. E, Stevenson. Commencement, exercises will be at the high school Mny 21, with Dr. Paul Couch of Arkansas State College as the speaker. Man's Fortune Found in Room CHELSEA, Moss. W» — Morris Gordon, 80-year-old native of Russia, apparently amassed a smnll fortune of $37,000 by working In a Junkyard and living In ft bare room. A routine check of his room niter he WHS found dcnd uncovered bunk books showing $17,000 In deposits and promissory notes totaling $20,000, police sidd Monday, Reports that Gordon has two sons living In Russia were being Investigated. Public Administrator Paul H. Snow was itppolntcd by a court to handle the estate. Teamsters Vote On Pay Increase DALLAS W— Arkansas members of the AFL Teamsters union will vote May 1 on a pay Increase agreed to by representatives of the union and motor freight lines. The agreement, reached here Friday, covered 15,000 drivers — 1,000 of them In Arkansas. At Little Rock, Odell Smith, president of Teamsters Local 878, said the agreement would raise the present hourly wage of $1.68 to $1.86 Feb. 1. 1956, to $2.13 Feb. 1, 1057, and lo S2.23 Aug. 1, 1957. SHOWDOWN HOODS UP STROKE ENGINE ONLY IN FORD TRUCK8J This y»or of all years, watch your step whon you buy any new truck! It's cnsy to get cmiRht with an old-fashioned long-stroke engine. Get facts 'first— look under the hoodl STROM Look under the hood! Others talk 'em up—we open 'em up! Come in—look under the hood. See the new kind of power that'i revolutionizing truck performance—modern Short Stroke engines that prolong piston ring life up to 53%, give gas savings up to one gallon in seven, and lost longer. ONLY FORD gives you a money-making Short Stroke engine in every truck, from Pickupi to tandems, available right now! 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