The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 9, 1947 · Page 18
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 18

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 9, 1947
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BLYTHKVLLLB (AKK.) COURIER Discrimination To Be Eliminated N«w Deal in Ptrtslon Policy D«civ«d for Former Military Men WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 (tTF)— Legislation may be drafted soon to •nd "discrimination" In pensions awarded disabled officers and en- Jiittd men. *' Chairman Charles H. Elston, R., O., of a House Armed Services Subcommittee said he knew of "no rea- aorr In the world" why handicapped officers should get a belter deal than disabled ex-Gl's. Officers found no longer fit for *ervlce get IS per cent of highest base pay, tax-free, for life. Enlisted men are paid acordtng to percentage of disability. And they may be reexamined at any time. "That Is discrimination of the worst sort," Elston told a reporter. H« said members or his subcommittee generally approved a propo- nl by the Army-Navy personnel board that pensions for officers and •misted men be handled alike. The board also recommended periodic ^examinations for oficers. Elston said that wlien its investigation of the officer-retirement lystero is finished—probably early next year—his subcommittee may recommend legislation to put this in effect. The subcommittee meantime prep*red to order, close to 30,000 copies of a aubpen a -backed questionnaire that »oon will go to most olficcrs retired for disability since V-J day. With the exception of obvious battle casualties, Elston sntri it would go to majors and major-generals alike. Each «111 be asked the present •tate of his health, his soflnry from private sources, and when he last *aw a doctor. U. Sr Government- Tries to Break Brake Monopoly WASHINGTON, Dec. B (UP)—The federal. government today charged seven corporations with maintaining an Illegal monopoly in the manufacture of brakes for automobiles and other motor vehicles. In a civil suit filed in Federal District Court in New York, the Justice Department accused the seven firms of using their patents to monopolize the Industry In violation of the anti-trust laws. / The government asked the court to compel the companies to stop the allegedely Illegal pratices. Named as defendants were: The Bendix Aviation Corp., South Bend, Ind,; Hydraulic Brake Co, Detroit; Wagner Electric Corp., St Louis; E. I. Dupont-De Nemours & Co., Wilmington, Del.; General Motors Corp., Detroit; Bendix-Wes- tlnghouse Automotive Air Brake Judge Enters Senate Race In Tennessee HARTSVILLE, Tenn., D««. •. (UF)-^Iudge John A. Mitchell of Cookevflle this morning announced as a candidate for the United elates Senate seat held by Tom Stewart of Winchester. Mitchell's announcement followi yesterday's sanction of his r«c« by Memphis Political Leader E. H. Crump close on the heels of Stewart's own announcement for reelect lotiT Former Navy Tanker Split In Half; 14 Workers Hurt BOSTON, Dec. ». (UP)—Pour- teen workmBTwere hurt, one critically, and about 160 others were knocked do™ today when the !»,000-ton former U.S. Navy tanker Ponganset split in half while undergoing conversion at an Bast Boston slip. Only the fact that none of the men was working directly at th« spot where the break occurred .prevented fatalities .officials said. Most severely injured wa* Paul Don a to. 39. of Somerville, a boss welder and father of two children who slid down one seciton of the slanting deck and plunged Into a bow hold. At first feared missing, he finally was found unconscious by searching details. Thirteen others sustained back, leg, head and arm injuries. FRANCE *aid that in 1846, the seven defendants sold $16,000,000 worth of brakes —about 80 per cent of the industry's over-all total. Two Women Arrested On Petit Larceny Charge Miss Jean Parker mm Mrs Lela Serett. both of Blythevllle, nre scheduled to be given a hearing In Municipal Court tomorrow on charges of petit larceny in connect-ion with the reported theft of a coat and a dress from Montgomery Ward and Co. Pollc« said this morning the two women were arrested yesterday fol-1 ™ lowing a call, from the store after a (Continued from Page 1) od. A guard removed tlie bomb. Another sabotage attempt was found on a line near Bordeaux. Two ratl supports were tampered with. A band of men exchanged shots with police outside a tobacco shop In Marseille. One youth V,-as injured. Police In southern cities reported the arrest of a number of youths who were identified as members of Communist groups. ' Pierre Abelin, Schuman's secretary, said the government "might have to requisition" the French mines. The fields of Northern France, one of the strongest Communist concentrations, were occupied yesterday by 10.000 motori«a, troops. The National' Central Strike CommlUec'called a meeting of union leaders today to consider the government's peace offer. Unions under the central strike committee belong to the General Confederation of Labor. The leaders of those unjons, however, are not the same as the general confederation delegation which last night refused the government's offer and broke off negotiations. If the central itrlke committee unions decided to accept, however, it probably would force the parent «x>nfederntion of labor to resume negotiations. Government sources disclosed that Minister of Labor Daniel tiou leaders last night. He told them that the government would soon have 240,000 men under arms specifically to deal with sabotage nnd crnck down on the Communist "commandos" who had been assigned to djscourage tack-to-worlc movements, Court Questions Lawyers' Action Authority to Sue For Rood Funds Raised by Chancellor By Bob Brown CnlUd frnf Staff CetmponAtnt UTTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec. 9. (UP) — Pulaski Chancellor Prank Dodge today recessed a hearing on effort* of some 60 counties to recover •»! ,553,000 from the State Highway Department after expressing the opinion that two private attorney* were in the case without, authority. The hearing was delayed until 10 o'clock Friday morning In order to allow Leffel Gentry of Little Bock and Marcus Feltz of Jonesboro—attorneys for the counties— to file orders from various county Judges authorizing (.hem to proceed with the litigation. The dclayAv-js granted over objections trom Assistant Atty. Gen. Cleveland Holland who had asked dismissal of a petition for an injunction on the grounds that the suit should have been filed by the prosecuting attorneys of tlie various counties. "I do not think it would he Tight for the gentlemen to be allowed to go out and 'herd up' or date back orders In an effort to validate their position," he told the court. At the same time Chancellor Dodge declined to take action on the motion for a temporary injunction, sought by attorneys to hold up funds now tn the highway maintenance and construction fund. In defending his position Gentry attempted to prove that at least one county judge, Clarence Freeze of Jonesboro, had prepared a written order on his employment. However, Freeze— the only witness in today's extended hearing—admitted that he had not consulted with lite prosecuting attorney prior to hiring private lawyers. His admission came after Chancellor Dodge asserted that In Ms opinion If was the duty of the prosecutor to file the suit and that the county judge had no authority to take over unless his prosecutor failed In his duty or refused to prosecute. "I don't believe a county court has the right to make a court order employing a special attorney when the law specifically says the prosecuting attorney should represent the county," the Judge snid. Gentry pointed out that the two attorneys have been joined in the suit by Prosecutor Mlllard G. Har- dln of Newport but Holland maintained that only a prosecutor could have "commenced" the suit. Personalities flared as attorneys tried to determine the amount of the fee which private lawyers would draw. At no time was the amount mentioned and Judge Freeze said he was not sure whether or.not It was included In his order. Chancellor Dodge expressed the opinion that the agreed fee should b« a matter of public record in order to protect the public. The fee has been reported at 10 per cent of the total which woni dixmount SLAUGHTER (Continued from Page 1) met violent dcatb.' T)i« bodies of three Jews were found in the Tel Aviv-Jaffa area today, and members of the Jewish underground threw flaming gasoline on a British truck, killing one Briton, 1 and touching off a shooting /ray that killed two Jews and wounded 20 pedestrians. Jews, Arab:! or Britons were being slam at the rate of one every 15 minutes. In Cairo, representatives of seven Arab countries went Into the second day of conferences ready to discuss whether they should declare war against any UN force which attempts to enforce the partition of Palestine. Secret Meeting Held Some Arab sources argued that submitting U> the partition plan would be worse than fighting and posing to a superior armed force. The spokesmen for Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Yemen were meeting in private, without even secretaries. The Jewish defense Army Hag- ana, bombed two houses between Tel Aviv and Jaffa early today. It charged that Arab snipers shooting Iioin it had kilted four Jewish businessmen yesterday. StUl another Jew WHS killed between Tel Aviv nnrt Jaffa in the lute morning. Members of the Jewish underground, which has not called off its lend u-Itli the British despite the threat of an Arab ho!y war against the Zionists, attacked the armored car with llamlng bottles of gasoline while it was passing down Tel Aviv's Allcnby Jload. The armored car burst Inlo llamc, burning at least one policeman to denth. Police reinforcements roared TUESDAY, DttCUMBUA B, 1M1 Manila Woman Dies While Visiting Daughter Mrs. Ann Cook of Mnnila died yesterday in Doiiiphan, Mo,, whila visiting her daughter, Mrs. Hoda Swnfford. She was 88. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow morning nt 11 o'clock at the home of her son. O. B. Cook, in Manila. The Rev. Mr. Scott will officiate and burial will be in the Mnnila Cemetery. She is survived by her son, O. B. Cook of Manila, and daughter, Mrs. Stafford, of Donlplian. Holt Funeral Home Is in charge. to M50.000 on tlie entire amount. Gentry nlso jumped to his feet when Holland said it was a "serious mutter when private attorneys can usurp the authority of a, prosecuting attorney in on effort to go out and get private business." He denied the implication ami asserted he was sought out and hired by the county judges. ' State officials have contended that., the counties received their share rot state funds under two other appropriations and that the act under question was not to go into effect until next spring. - Meanwhile, the suit received the split support of the powerful County Judges Association at a meeting in Little Rock last week. up and killed on* Jew whil* chw. Ing the attackers, Stray bulleti killed a Jewish girl and. wounded at least 20 pedestrians. One of the three Jewish bodies found between Tel Aviv and Jaffa was believed that of a man killed in a sharp Arab attack last night. These deaths, together with the three In Tel Aviv, and 20 who wer« killed yesterday raised to 108 the total slain In the Holy Land since Nov. 30, when news of the partition of Palestine arrived. Hundreds of Jews commandeered tnxicafos, buses, automobiles and trucks in Tel Aviv last night and rushed to the scarred "No Man's Land" between Tel Aviv and Jaffa to "block an Arab breakthrough to Tel Aviv." The Arabs had made a noisy attack, but the Jewish defense army llagana said all they did was set lire to three houses. Hagana officials charged that a rival organization, the Irgun Zvai Leurril, tried to use the attack to spread panic and convince the Jews that the Job of defending Palestine should be turned \over to the Irgun. The Arabs stabbed one woman and threw her into the fire to burn lo death, seriously wounded six Jews and, according- to • Jewish father, kidnapped . his tlfht- monlhs-olrt son. In Cairo, the seven-nation Arab League was adding up the men and funds each country could contribute to "liberate" Palestine. Reliable sources said the premiers attciidins; the meetings had said Arab governments would have to fight, even in the face of United Nations opposition. Public opinion in the Arab nations, these premiers were quoted, was so intense that any leader who remiihiccJ passive would be thrown out of office in a few hours. The highest Arab sources said Britain had been informed that Arab troops ,!rom outside nations intended to drive into Palestine as soon as'Bri- lisli troops are evacuated "with full consent of Palestine Arabs." There were signs that the British police of Palestine were preparing to clear out of the coastal plain from Tel Aviv to Pctah Tiqva, where half ol the Jewish population is concentrated. If they do clear out, Hagana will take over their Jobs. It would en- uble Hns'ina to come out into the <>(>•• M » Uc*l onanimtton, H**»na cUinu that it hu been surprised by police armored can, that some of it« men have been killed Jy the police and that score* have had their arms confiscated. Livestock err. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, 111.. Dec. ». (u.P. (USDA) —Livestock. Hog» I4/TCO, salable 14,500; market 28 to 50c lower than Monday's average. Top and bulk good and choice 180 to 300 Iba. 36- 160 to 170 lb». 28.SO-25.75; 130 to 150 Ibs 24-25.50; 100 to 120 )bs. 31.75-24; good sows 450 Ibs, down 23.7524.25; few choice to 24.60; over 450 Ibs. 23.25-23.75. stags 18-22. Cattle 5,800; salable 5,00; calves 1,500; all salable. Steer supply fairly liberal with around 40 loads on sale, these finding rather restricted inquiry and virtually nothing done early, other classes of cattle opened active and fully steady with further strength evident In ciws, medium to good heifers and mixed yearlings 18-26; odd heifers 27 and above. Good cows 17.50-21; with odd head higher; common and medium beef cows 15-i7r, canners and cutters 11.50-14,50; good beef bulls 18.50-19 Reckless Driving Charge Preferred Against Negro James Montgomery, Blythevllle Negro, pleaded not guilty in Munl- Court thie rooming to a charge o f recklea* driving filed against him after an car-truck collision on South Highway 61 near here yesterday. Montgomery i* charged with pasting a ear which wai In turn passing • third vehicle. Pairing both, his car struck a truck drlrea by Jess Pierce of Dogwood Ridge, officers said. The case was continued until Saturday and bond for the Negro was set at 1150. ttom whe»,I s'rtu^Jo* Murati TK« HOTM Is I continue to read about the failure of "prohibiUoiv" in ao called try countie* aa reported from week to week In th« page* at o«r *Ute preea. Bvrler eoonty rated ariy * year ago to baa legal aole of aJeohollc bevencea, but wfcere legttl Mtoa left off, ILLICIT wie of Bqnor .(w ww to be expected) took up. So it la not jurprtalng- to see a headline in the DeQueen Bee of October » which reads: "COUNCIL MOVES TO CURB LIQUOR SALES." These council move* were in the form of three ordinance* providing for heavy flnee and imprisonment for persons caught and convicted of sail- ••V Ing and pouttning ateoholte be«* eragei. The last paragraph of the Bee'a atory aaid: "Am the ordt- nancee carried the emergency clause and are effective from date o* publication." The emergency It ea, aM rifM. Instaad of accepting twu> an4 Umme foe* from • hn»lhni biuinew, the county hM lee* par* of Ha revenue and the cHy la trying to cope with MM boot- teggw. Sevier, Mke other "<tty" counties, has learned t dow not prohibit. ARKANSAS CMMMTTK, UWTBt STATES BMWfM MHWATNM HACO iOW, JTATi DWfCTO« . . 4M rYIAMW MS*,, irfTU »O«K, AM*. CHRISTMAS SHOPPING M "tut could b* limpltr than thop. / ping in the comfort of your own I living loom — f« from ihc nulling. I bunting throogl? You choole from I a variety o( lartlr, priccicil gifci — I eich attractively PBCkagedina»peciil I Chriitmis gift box. The amwer to \ yogr Chri5tma» popping problem \i» no farther away thin your Vlclephon*. AIL OH WRITE C. C. ELDRIDGE i DISTRIBUTOR 1612 W. Cherry Fbone 449« CHEST Continued from Faye 1. Eddie Walls . Mrs. S. S. Wnshburn Mrs. J. B. 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