The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 19, 1948 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, February 19, 1948
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY in, HIA'THEVII.LK (A15K.) COURIER' NKWS PAGE SEVEN Use of U.S. Soldiers In Greece Hinted by State Department Official If Dollar Aid Fails By R. H. SHACKFOIID V r nlf*H VreMi Staff CiwresiKmrtwit WASHINGTON, Feb. 19. (U.I'.)—The Stale Department floated a trial balloon today suggesting that more active American military aid may be needed to win the "Battle of Greece" from international communism. Secretary of Stale George. C. Marshall's top expert on Greece—Loy W. Henderson, director of the State Department's-office of Near Eastern Affairs—made tlie suggestion in a speecli to the Kentucky Women's Action Coinmit- |.j tee Forum at Louisville < If ih# situation in Greece, a* a result of Increased foreign nssisl- ance to glierrlUns, deteriorates to K point where. Greek forces "alone" cannot cope with i[, Henderson told ti^e forum: "The United States will not stand icily by while, foreign aggressors deprive Greece of Its territorial "> light. But he Mid li« will )n- I mmnimmis consent «"<l Ihoy wfve Ion !•,<• snicl. and could be oblnmrd sl thftt it iJichide Jones. Sonic Republican leaders suid there was nn outside chance the. lesolullon cotkld be tnkcn up m the House today following enlo- Sites lor the Inle Rep. John M. Hobi;on. R . Ky.. but tills would require mil lix> hopt'liil. would IX' tlmi- sultl (line to make the within H lew horns. "eggy Kirk and Partner vesli};:iitou betore Tm-sltfiy'.s i-hv- . - ""' . . E , .. it the rcsouuton wm- nni \rtivotea in Honaa tvent tton acii'<l n unlil Moiulav All Ihe icc- oixls on the cn^e arc in Washing- Trd ncrslians of Pnlm Roarh wrrr. | nrnrti lii on* mulch; while tlie the m'w [nvoTlto.* Kulny M nun- i oilier pilled Jonn Hopkins of c;levo- i'AlAt »KACH. Kin., I-Vb. 19. UII'" ivlltloit In tin- i;ui> minimi mixed liMir.soim' UlvltiUlomil KOlf toinnii- mi-iii rnlt'riM the M'lnl-flnuU. Mi.^s Klik and IK'inhiuiN ftuvd Mrs. Kililli' liu'sli of WIlmliiKlon. 'l\iik o( rtndlay O and l )( 'l. nni ' Punl nomieil. n[ i>nltn 1 Hriid courier News Want Ad*. and. mut RtKlnuld noHrdman. Jr.; ol I'nlm Hunch imainsl Mrs. I 1 E, K*'liluderherx of lliiltlniorc mid W. A, i'liKiin i>[ Wc.sL I'nlm Hencli. CONCORD, N. M. (UP)—At U, the HI. Rev. CharlM FrtncU Hall newly consecr«t«d blihop-eowltu- tor of New Hurnwshir*, 1* th* t*e> ond youngefll EpUoop*! bUfoop Ui Amrrlc*. •• tegrity and political Independence." Henderson did not define, ^'liat he meant when he said "will not stand idly by." But open deduction could be the possibility ilint in the end Amoriciui troops may be needed to save Greece from Communism. Marshall Dei-lines Comment Marshall had not seen Henderson's .speech in advance. Neither. Louisiana Tax Inquiry Pressed Two Gubernatorial Candidates Charged With Income Fraud WASHINGTON. Feb. 19. (UP) — Rep. Jnincs Domcngeaux D.. La., was confident ol victory today in lil.s fight for a Congressional mvosti- "alioti of i he lax troubles of E;ar» K. LOUR, run-ofi cnmUdnlc for of courst. could commit the United States to such last resort action as use of troops. It wonld take congressional action. But Henderson's speech is bound lo get the maximum Interpretation, especially in Greece. Greek officials are almost certain lo interpret It as a promise thai if things get bad enough, the United States will seriously consider full military Intervention. ihoi-iie Ihe investigation. It so. Henderson warned Russia—ai- _.^ (1 _ . t . ,._ v _ _ though he used the words •'international Communists"—that "more Louisiana governor. But Rop P. Edward Hebvil. nnoth- ci 1 Louisiana Democrat, cried "Foul." He stud certain members ol Loui- ,si;tna',s Congrc&sionnl delegation. with the aid of Republican leaders ;n e trying to ruin Long politically. liomc-ngpnux lold rcjMjiteis IIK is sure the House Rnle.1 Coininillce will clear Hie way for an early House vote on s resolution to an- overt forms of aggression" against Greece would mean "Immediate" danger to world peace. In such event he promised a quick reexamination of American policy in Greece. Several senators privately expressed displeasure at- Henderson's remarks and their Implications. One prominent senator described it as "irresponsible" talk and said the issue, would be fully aired when hearings start on more Greek military aid. Other congressmen thought It was time to re-examine Greek policy. Policy Change Noted Hcndersox's statement was considered in diplomatic quarters the most significant on the Greek situation since -President Truman proclaimed his "Truman Doctrine" a year ago. It also was the curium raiser to a new administration request for military aid lor Greece which may approximate $300,000.000. That would be twice tlie military program voted ft year ngo. Henderson's speech was the closest any American official has come lo stating that Greece may not be saved from Communism with only dollars and advice; that Ihe U said, the investigation may be completed by Tuesday. Thai's the day Long and Sam H Jones, both Democrats, hold a runoff race to see which will bn Governor of Louisiana. Both are former governors of the stale. Loli.l is a brother of the late Sen. Hue", P. Long. i Tax Fraud Chapped • Domcmgcaux has charged thin Long agreed to pay $100.000 In back federal income taxes and frauil penalises for 1938 and 1939. Hcberl and oilier Long supporters in Ibc Louisiana delegation vigorously deny the charge. Hebcrt said he will urge Ihe Rules Committee to Rive the resolution a danh ever to be tried for murder in an Illinois court, brought out in cross-examination that Michalek marie a show of "helping" police search for Lonnie for several days after he was reported missing. i Michalek admitted that all the; time lie knew the exact spot where the boy's body lay. I Michalek said he was questioned at a police station "by seven cops" ! but did not Icll about the slaying, j He said tliat he stuck to his j story that he knew nothing about ! Felfick's disappearance until he j " e ! 11LJ !•*.• ••• P r ClllUri. ."I 11 !,*,.! fJlJCIE ilLILi: UJlllL II d States—if necessary will scrl-| wns giv( , n a lje delcclor test at th ,usly consider far more mastic j uveni]c tlome ago tlie State Depart- nction. A year ..„_ ment was confident that U. S. dollars alone would be cnougU- The then Undersecretary o( State Dean Acheson told Coireiess ttmc and again on Ihe issue of sending troops: "We do not foresee any need to do so. And we do not intend to do so." "Then I told them for the first time that Howie Lang killed Lonnie." he said. Small Boy's Girl Friend To Testify in Murder Trial; Lad of 9 Killed CHICAGO. Feb. IB.' lUPi—The "girl friend" of 13-year-old Howie Lang, on trial for the murder of a playmate, sat in the front row I of the Chirago criminal coyrt room today, prepared to tell how slic disposed of- Lang's bloody clothes after the slaying. Anna Mae Evans, 17, who Lang called his "sweetheart." sat itl the courtroom yesterday while Gerald (Mitchi Michalek. 9. told the jury In a squeaky voice how Lang stab- ed seven-year-old Lonnie Fcllick in a forest preserve last Fall. He said that Lang, then only 12, stabbed Lonnie repeatedly and then smnshcd his head and with I' a 20-pound slab of concrete. 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