The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 28, 1948 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 28, 1948
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 1018 ,,4 Former Secretary of War Hits At Navy for Wartime Bickering That Jeopardized U.S. Victory WASHINGTON, Jan. 28. (U.P.)— Former Secretary of War Henry L. Stlmson charged today that Navy backwardness ami jcnlousy of Ihe Army jeopardized U. S. victory In the World War n battle of tlie' Atlantic. ^ |^ The 80-year-old former cabinet officer as-seitcd In tlie ladies' home journal that the Navy rejected Army proposals tor use ol "dar-equlppcd airplanes against submarines at a lime when German U-Boals were sinking millions of ions of Allied dripping. Stimson gave the Navy full marks* . for doing ft s part In winning the , hlln - w .. ultimate victories over Gcrma I <' bu "f lei ' and Japan. And he agreed that the i .? tlm , son admitted that he urob- 5- y Mwa >' s woulti rcMn "a preju- BLYTHEVJLLK (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Army contributed Its bit to inter- service bickering and rivalry. But, conceding personal bias, he directed his heaviest verbal blows against the Navy. He particularly criticized: "The peculiar psychology ni the Navy Department which frequently seemed to retire from the realm Navy Ihe only true church." Stimson's views on the Navy arc *" detailed in excerpts from his forth- t York coming biography. "On Active Scr- ] Stimson said inter-service rivalry brings in the academies and reaches a peak each year in the Army-Navy football game. He disclosed that during the war he tried vainly to get the annual service game called off in the interests of unity. He expressed the hope Ihat under the Unification Act of 1047 the services would "learn, or be taught, to live together in friendship." In the first 16 months of U. s. dice in favor of the Army." Although he opposed holding Army- Navy football games during liie war, particularly In large cillcs. he "somewhat changed his luiie" in 1044. An excerpt from his til-1 ' tells why. "The fact thai the Army has a very good football (earn this year and lia.s darned ROCK! chance of more lenient to itistnging the gamn in a big city) than I was before." 'Hie game was played In New and Army won, 23-7. l Finos Gamblers Under Misdemeanor Law, lg nores felony Statute fhis'll Slay 'Em Three times In the las) four monlhs. the Colonial Airlines otllce in New York was robbed, and by the same bandil. He got $690 in October. $430 in November and $1001) this monlh. Hut ollic« miin.Tgei R. A Monks, illacinjj the "anti-huigljir" sign In the window, trunks the strong wording may have some cllcct. LITTLE ROCK. Ark., Jilll. 23. 'UP)— A lone Arkansas judge. PII- I laski Circuit Jndxc Gus Fulk. has I backed up his disapproval of tlie stale's racetrack gambling policy I wi'h nclio'i. i Judge Fulk lashed at Ihe situation in the stale, after hearing four men plead guilty to taking bels on hor.w races, and declared that from participation In "the'war. tiie "GC"- i now ol1 horse raclns would not be iiiio^ 1 tiealed as a felony in his court. He lined tiie four $500 cacli ant released Ihem. Fnlk pointed out Ihat the state mans sank 7.000.000 Urns of allied shinping "mostly in areas of Amer- I IMi responsibility." stimson said. I Arm/ Fell Tinch I . ,, • .„,... ,. . ,, . I actually courts legallized Willie this was a blow to Naval i Ulrolli ;i, the pari-'mutucl pride, "it was the Army wh Vi - The vlatc of Ark-msas " more seriously felt the pinch." Eur- ' Arkansas. l.v in the war. he and Gen. George C. Marshall, then Army chief bf staff, proposed use of radar-equipped aircraft under a single command against U-BoaU. Pulk declined, "has junked the .statutory classification of crimes against decency and morality by adapting Ihc aphorism that 'The . kin? can do no wrong.' Gambling ' is still wrong even if the stale does" Bui Adm. Ernest J. King, then , t chief of naval operations. Insisted He declared that he would do no the escorted convoy was "the only more than line violators until the way to fight the submarine, and! present state racing law is repeal- In June. 1942. the late Secretary od ' of Navy Frank Knox asserted that! "no airplane had ever sunk a sub-1 . marine." Knox "corrected" this! Dnrfnr flift *n statement later, "but that he could' "°"° r r " es r ° make It at all was Indicative of the blue-water attitude." Stimson also criticized the Army Air Forces. He said thevl were so enamored of their strategical concepts of air warfare that they did little to s''. up an effective anti-submarine command. The Army and Navy, he added, worked at cross-purposes in the battle of the Atlantic for more than a year, "each appearing to the other as an Of /// Motor Magnate MIAMI. Fla.. Jan. 28. <UPt —A Miami physician was lo leave here in a seaplane today to fly to the Bahama Islands where Albert J. Browning, vice president of Ihe Ford Motor Co. and former assistant to the Secretary of War wa.i reported seriously 111 aboard the yacht Panda. It wa.s expected that the former an wa.s expece a te forme Ignorant, presumptuous, interfering brigadier general would be evac- Main Street Prospector Gives Up Search for Treasure Chest in,> •>» riiu r- „ Pin . also must forfeit a $1.500 bond he jan. o lui j — o. B. Mobley, BO- posted to repair Ihc street In en*? year-old treasure hunter who sank no gold was found. Under an arrangement wllli the 30-foot nolc into this town's Main Street looking for $4.000.000 in pirate Bold, gave up his riiggins today but ordered his excavation crew to make one last try at finding Ihe gold. He told them to sift all the sand from the hole for gold rtust. "The sold Is there." he siiid. "The rod can't be wrong." Mobley used a homemade divining rod to find the spot at which to dig. He said tlie rod almost Jumped out of his hands when he held it over Walnut Street. "ft must be gold dust Instead of gold bars or coins," the crippled, half-blind old prospector mused. "The dust has been mixed with the sand and we just couldn't find it." Mobley and a crew of cxcuvators spent His last three weeks digging up Walnut Street with a steam shovel, a crane and a coffer dam. Thelr last try was blasting the bottom of the hole with dynamite, but they failed lo turn up Hie pirate chest. The project was financed by Dr. H. H. Humphries of Jacksonville. Pin., who paid out over $8.000 to rent the digging equipment. He now Daniels Wills Newspaper to His Four Sons RALKIC.H, N. C.. Jim. 28. <UI>> — Tlie will of thr ! A i P josrphus Dun. lel.i, 85-yrar-oirt editor of the liivl- flRhl News mid oivservrr, showed lodn.v that he Icfl the paper to Ills four sons lo rccnrd -not as properly but AS having >n unpinxhiisablL- jonl." The will of Itio former Nuvy Sc'c- rctary and ambassador to Mexico who died here Jnn. 15 wn * Hied' for probate yestCTduy. "I advise and enjoin DIO.W who dhrcl Hi? paper In (he tomorrows never to nduvnif all y muse for personal protil or preferment," Dnnlcls said In Ihe will. "If Ihe paper should at nny llmo be the voice of nr become Ihe spokesman O | privilege or selfishness. i( would be iinliue to Its history." Rxcept for .minor twquesls, i'<j> $3<4,i:]0 estate wont to LJan' | ,• sons, with provisions Hint theMo-k In the paper would evcnluallv lie divided among; hla nvandchlldien, Utility Plant Expansions For N. Lift/* Rock System NOIVJ'U UTTI.K ItOCK. Ark .)an. 28 (UP)— The North Little Rock Water Company lias taken . major step In It* expansion program, In (Iw Arkansas Public Service permission lo lug approxlinalely Commission fin sccurlllrs tola »695.000. The waler romp/my proposed l-> Issue »57S.OOO worth of first moitai;i> bonds, for Sl) l,v t,, u, e Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company si » price to yield || m > r Bn ,j „„„. 'Ighlh per cent on nmliirlly in 101) And 11 also planned io Issue au uldlllonal 5.000 shares of common slock lo (h« Ami'dcun Water Work* Company. The company explained In Its .|>|illrulloii that the major portion 'f lh» $120,00(1 inked from Ihc com uon stuck will be used in paying ,,fr <mii-lerm advmu-cs mnde hy'Amrrl. -nn Wnter Works. Proceeds from ih c bond issue will >c used In paying ofr an J8U.OOO uombor.v note, redeeming JMOOOO worlh of bonds Issued In 19;iB. ami n additions ami imiirovemcnts lo .he North l.liile Rock wnler system of Ratt; and Billy j ame , j, .,(,„ of Mr. and Mrs. Billy James 8r. o[ Caraway, A new glass, called NCSK, that conduct* eleclrlclly mid, therefore can I* flcclrlcally healed to keep It free of Ice and fog, Is being In- called In control cabins of passenger planes. aiTniiKcmrnt Cily Commission, Green Cove Springs was lo have received 10 per cenl of any treasure Ihnl Moblcys crew discovered. Neither Humphries nor Mobley was discouraged ns Ihey directed Ihe loading up of Ihe digging etniin- menl. "We've got four other gold-hunting expeditions In mind." Humphries said. Me revealed Ihnl he was going lo Pnlm Beach to confer with . wealthy downgcr. Mrs. Bula Crock. •r. widow a! a former Tammany Hall leader In New York. 250 to Get Degrees Sunday at Arkansas U. FAYKTTEVIU.i:. Ark.. Jan. '28 UP)—The first University of Arkansas Mlri-Wliilcr I'ommctu'pincnl will be held Sunday [or no seniors and about SO graduate .students-, with President Henry O. Hnrinon of Drnk? University as the principal speaker IJcRrccs will tie conferred follow. Ing Dr. Harmon's address Sunday evening. Those persons who will re- celve decrees will have completed the rcquhemnls at Hi end of Ih Summer session last August, or dining the past Fall session. The. baccaureate service will lie conducted Sunday morning by D r . Samuel S. Maycrberg of Knn City. Mo., rablll of the coiwcxnl B'Kai Jchnda. UBlc- 1 to a hospital here. The captain of the Panda de- srjribcd Brownings condition as serious but did not, go into detail. CONTINUOUS QUALITY FOR YOUR NICKEL IOT1UO UNOEI AUIHOBIIY Of IHE C.OCA.COU COMPANY IV COCA-COLA BOTTLING CO. of BLYTHEVILI.B ». Th.Co Mrs. Crnckcr h Inlrrcsicrl In Ifg. ends nf J51.000.000 In gold nuclei water ott Florida's Const, lip snlrt. Mobley will R(1 niong to "lo- cntc" the nolii AccmdhiR lo "Hie sclentlUc principle" ot hi* divining rod. Humphries j«|d. Five Enlist at U.S. Navy Recruiting Station Here Four Mississippi Comilvyout Us a»,| )<• irom CrnlRhead Counlv Imvo cnUMcd at the U. S. Navv iie- cruitlnn SubMiillou heic, It was an- noiimcd lodny. They arc l.croy I'rniu, son of Mi. and Mis. Hoy I'rulll of lily. Ihevlllc; Clyde i-viton Kislicr. son "I Mr. anil Mrs. Clyde Klshri of H-rnchman's llnyou; fdwnrd ,1 Curtis, son of Mr. and Mrs K ; Curtis of Vlclorln; Charles Thotima An 11-ouncf, two-wny radio wllli which yon cnn Ulk lo your office or your home from a clhlance of »1) lo 10 mllrn will be rciidy Jor sijle us soon us the FCC sols no a HmisliiK »ystcni. "Dad says there's no place like Smith's for our PSntiac!" • SERVICE • PARTS • REPAIRS ">6«" ivuiiicr vlcra every hour hand out in ive*rf« M n l)o LI I 1,000.000 boolu of mitchiM free In the United State*. 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