The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 26, 1947 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 26, 1947
Page 8
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IDT BLYTHEVTLLB (ARK.)' OOUKIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER M, 194T IKS-Grand Jurors It's a Job to Turn a New Leaf " Get Meyers'Case Justice Department Calk Key Witneuet To Appear Monday WASHINGTON, Nov. '3t, (UP)— Justice • Department invMtlgaton were wrrlnc gubpenas today on key •witnesaes in the sweeping grand jury inquiry into the wartime financial manipulations of retired MnJ. On. Bennelt E, Meyers. As the grand.Jury laid aside the Meyers case, until Monday, U. S. Attorney George Jiorrls Fay began lining up the Individuals lie relieves am back up the government's charges againat the former Air Force procurement chief who allegedly used his office for financial gain. Fay refused to reveal Just who had been subeancd. But It was believed the witnesses would include some of the nationally-known per- sonalltlei who testified against Mey- eri at the hectic hearings of a Senate war Investigating subcommittee. Meyen, a dapper, 52-year-old ca, reer officer who was stripped of Ills, military honors as an aftermath of the Senate Inquiry, was accused before the committee of building up * fortune through his connection with Aviation Electric Corp., an OhSo subcontracting firm. The grand Jury took over the case yesterday, and in a short session. Fay and his Justice Department colleagues laid the groundwork for prosecution of Meyers on a wide variety of charges. While the specific charges were not revealed, they probably will be drawn from a list Including perjury This 8000-page Bilge, tipping the scales at 1094 pounds, oompletely dwarfs Rev. J. Willikd' Morrow, minister of the Rosen Heights Church,of Christ, fort Worth, Tex. Reverend Morrow's crjurch recently purchased the completely hand-printed work of art'for $1500 from Louis Waynal, a Los An«elcs, Calif., minister, who created it. Each letter Is over an inch tall. Some in Congress See Merit In Eccles Anti-Inflation Plan (ing of England Swaps Jibes With J. S. Wisecrackcr LONDON, Nov. 26. (UP) —King George VI tried to make a straight, nan out of Bob Hope last night at the command performance of he motion picture, "The Bishop's Wife." After the petiormance, Hope presented the king with an album of autographed pictures of Hollywood stars. According to the Dally Express, Ho]>e was showing Princess Margaret tile pictures In the Album, "He's looxing lor nls own picture," the King wisecracked. Hope mislaid the album and the presentation 1 had to be delayed three minutes while he looked at It. 'Is King (Crosby) In it?" The King asked when Hope finally handed It to htm. "Yes, sir, he made three crosses," Hop|, said "You see, sir he can't write." cooking layout in any one house, Some householders have been renting spare room* to more than three persons at a lime, and also smuggling In hot plates' The city council says it's positively gol to stop. Right Under TheK «*• NEW CASTLE, Ind. <0P)—The pastor of the Pint Christian Church, across the street from the police .station, reported burglars pried open the door at the secretary's office, knocked the combination off the safe and stole »SO collected In church offerings. Bound* Incredible NEW YORK '(DP)—The Duo tone Bound Laboratories .completed its thai Reno, Nev., Is the nolsest, In the country. Philadelphia was rated second in noise, and Boston third. New York was 63rd on the list. The end of a speedster's route li survey oJ MO eltiec'«nd concluded | generally some funeral home. Cabinet Member Loses Gold Coin to Burglar WASHINGTON, Nov. 26. (UI 1 )-,A. reporter telephoned the U- S. mint, explained thai a nousebieak had been reported and that the loot included a $20 gold piece. He wanted to know if the homeowner had any right to holti gold coins. "Absolutely not," said (he offi- By Raymond l.:ihr .said such n move might prove use- (Unlled Press Staff Correspondent) fill 111 some Industries to break WASHINGTON Nov '6 (UP)— production bottleneck.?, nut he said Clnlrman Marriner S Eccles of l " nl lf workers were paid tlme-anet- i cl«l. "Not unless he was a coin col- the Federal Reserve Board found one-hair for nil hours over 40 — as lector. It's illegal. By the way, who ! required by the wage-hour taw — the wages might tend to increase demand and offset the Increased production. OUTSTANDING YOUR HEADQUARTERS some slipport In congress today for parts of his anti-Inflation program, but, members generally re- seined coment on his proposal for a longer work week. Two Republican spoKesmen on J. A. Eccles .did not specify whether he wnntc'd the overtime provision roterdhuiion "o7 perjurv"(indu'clng price policy - Sens, rtobert A. Toft j of the law suspended He express- ' Mmcone to comnJl perjury), brio-! or Ohio and Ralph E..Flanders of ! eel only his personal boiler that; ery war fraud conspiracy, extor- Vermont — endorsed many of the " tloii 'and Income tax evasion. Con- reserve board's recummcnrtatloiis. viction on all these charges would ! While disagreeing with Eccles. in carry a total maximum penally of ; his opposition to rm Income tax U« in fines and 39 years ,„ i cut. ^"apj.aud^,.^ loMn- prison. _ _ Hrnints on wncc demands, mnxl- ! mum government economics mid was robbed?" . "Secretary of Interior Krug," the reporter snjd. "Oh,-well" mumbled tlie official, "I'guess it's all right to'keep one or two as souvenirs." Miy Face Court Martial Besides a criminal trial, -Meyers also faced an Air Force court martial which could sweep away the • last vestiges of his former military status. The Air Force so far has not only stripped him of his decorations but has cracked down on his 1549-x-month-' disability pension as well. Fay's opening huddle with the 23- mcmber grand Jury was largely routine. But It indicated that the first Indictments to be requested would be the two-count perjury charges. These carry a penalty of $2,000 fine and five years imprisonment Only two witnesses testified. They were Senate stenographers Martin Smith and Kenneth Bowers who presumably turned over to the grand jury a certified record of the Senate hearings at which Meyers was labelled a "rotten apple" who used longer work week would be help'. ful in the fit'lit- on Inflation. Even then his pi p oi>osals cinne us a surprise to many In congress \vho j have long regarded him as n New j Deal spokesman on 1 policy. 1 Members of both House and Sen- nt e saw little likelihood of Icglsla- Ings . _ As (or Eccles' suggestion alioul Increasing the work week, Taft j tic,, at the January session to m- Carmel Cracks Down On Rooming Houses CARAMEL, Ciil. (UP)— Caramel . .... ,. . .^., where everything is done different- government j Iy, is waging war on a new type 9f 1 "criminal"— people who rur. rooming houses, There's nn ordinance against It Tiie law says you crin't let accommodations to more than three people Inside a single residence. It also says there can't be more than one his high office for personal gain. ' Fay refused either to estimate how long it would lake him lo linisli his case or to say if he intends to cull any of the prominent personalities who publicly hurled "falsehood" charges at Meyers. These included retired Cicn. H. H. Arnold, former Air Force chief, and Hollywood plajie-mnker Howard Hughes. It, was considered likely that both Arnold and Hughes would appear before the Justice Department's entire case was concluded. Meyers can appear If he so desires, but some sources believed lie would reserve his defense for a:) o|,cn court. crease the present 40-hour work week Committee Hearings Continue ^ While Eccles' proposals awaited j _' further study, congressional coin- fiecthig a fundamentally different mlttee.s continued hearings on the approach from that of the Prcsl- 10-polnt anti-Inflation prograiji set dent. He said some of the adminls- fovth by President Truman. The tratton proposals — such as power Joint Economic Committee, headed to control rents, prices, wages. In- by Taft. called Secretary of Com- stallment buying, alocatlons dealt mcrce W. Avercll IIitiTiman to testify on export controls and allocation of Induslriiil materials. Secretary o[ Agriculture Clinton P. Anderson was Invited to discuss other phases of the program ue-^ fore the House Banking Committee. Emphasizing that he was not speaking for thci administration, Eccles offered recommendations rc- with effects rather than causes. He dlrl say they could be "useful" If they could lie enforced. Key congressmen also reserved judgment on Eccles 1 proposal for restricting bank credit by requiring banks to set up temporary, additional reserves Cor deposits. He suggested a maximum of 25 per cent on demand deposits and 10 per cent on time deposits. OUR THANKS TO YOU ON THIS THANKSGIVING OCCASION Our business is buiit on the service we ren- ' der and the friends we make, therefore we'' feel that we should express to you our appreciation of your business WE THANK YOU for your confidence in us and for your cooperation and good will. /WE THANK You for the opportunities you have given us to serve your needs. WE THANK YOU for the pleasant asso- .ciation we have enjoyed throughout the year. 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