The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 3, 1948 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 3, 1948
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PAGE TWO BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) C»URIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, MARCH S, 1948 || Business Woman Fleeces 5 Banks Drafts Were Forged, Deposited and Then Drawn OR, FBI Says BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March S. (UP)—A neatly dressed business woman, wearing a black coat with « Persian lamb fur collar, "fleeced" five local banks out of nearly $25,000 and escaped, FBI Agent George D. King reported yesterday. The woman, who gave tl\e name of Jane Harriss and n fictitious address, deposited forged drafts in each of five banks within two hours late yesterday. Each draft was for from $5,300 to $5,500. The FBI said after tlie deposit »he Immediately obtained authority from the bank to draw on the deposits and cashed checks for about $5,000 at each bank. King said she forged the slgna- ttire of » cashier at the West Georgia National Bank at Carrollton, Ga. The draft was actually on the Central Hanover'Bank and Trust Co., New York. Each bank told the FBI that she had opened a small account about 10 days ago vvilii the pretense thai the was establishing a small business. The banks said the small accounts had been handled In a routine way until the "large deposit and immediate withdrawal." The •Roman \vas described as having » definite Southern accent, about 45 years old, five feet five inches tall, greying hair, weight about 130 pounds and fair complexion. Two of the bank victims were In nearby Bessemer and three in Birmingham. She gave n. fictitious street address in Bessemer. Benes Te//s of Stalin's Double-Cross of Czechs Following 1945 Pledge to Respect Independence FRIENDSHIP, MUTUAL ASSISTANCE!, POST-WAR. COLLABORATION:" That was the title of the Soviet Czech treaty signed at this ceremony In 1W3 In the Kremlln..v,'herc Cv.cch President Bones shakes hands wit Mikhail Kalinin Ucfti, late president of the Supreme Boi'iet, while Stalin and Politburo member Klmenl Vor cchilov watch in the background. It was a prelude to a secret pledge to respect Czech Independence—and th [irelude to a double-cross. Hospital Offer Accepted by 19 Medical Schools OAK RIDGE, Tcnn., Mnrch 3. (UP)—Represcnlollvfs of 13 Southern medical schools have accepted it tentative offer to use Oak Ridge hospital facilities In research on new treatments for malignant diseases. The school men named Dr. Wilburt C. Davison. desn of the Duke •' University Medlcnl School, chairman of the participating group. Under the proposal, the medical schools would be allotted from 20 to 30 beds at the Oak Rlttge Hospital and would send staff men there. They would have immediate access to radioactive materials for experimental treatments, Some of the materials are effective for only a short time after they are produced. The entire project now Is subject to linal approval by the Oak nidge Institute of nuclear studies under the direction of Dr. W. G. Pollard. The Institute bonrrt of directors will meet March 13, to take final action.".. By Hal Ix-hrman Written for NKA Service (Copyright, 1!M8. by NBA Service, Inc.) Communist seizure ol ]»\vor In Czechoslovakia through police ter- vloruun and throat of u general strike was a flagrant double-cross by Soviet Generalissimo Joseph Stalin. A wartime secret pledge by Stalin Kiiarnnteed tliat Czechoslovak I rived suddenly I i in Prague Just be. (ore the current crisis flared up. I There is nothing further to oe ] gained by concealing the story of ' another broken Hovlet promise. Now it can be told. The Kremlin interview took place in March, 1945. The Gcrinnns were still in Prague. Belies was flying from London to hciul a provisional government set up In the Slovak town of Kossice, In an alfeacly lib- independence, democracy, and ties I orated eastern portion of his coun- witli the West would be scrupulous- t try. Tioubleti about ly respected by the USSR and Czechoslovakia's Communist Party. It can now be revealed that the Soviet dictator gave this solemn "A free Czechoslovakia," he as surcd Stalin, ""ill be more rellabl ruuiimous—»t Commtl«il»t «!«(«*on, Red leader Klement Gottwald as busy forming the new cabinet. Benes was already suffering from complication of diabetes and lerlo-sclerosis. His voice was thin nd tired. But he looked confident- ahead to a lew tranquil years In Is respected jwst. "If Conimunliti ahould foolishly ry to take power by force, I would nd the nation would support me," he >»W to me. "Bui the Communists know UM turdy democratic in*tine4* of o«r ,pk. They know th»t non-pv- Ijuncnlary methods will be (he urwt w»y to lose the people's And Generalissimo Stain knows It too. I rely on hi* prom- e." Later events have shown that Benes overlooked two factors: That he Kremlin would not go on Inde- Like Other Presidents, Truman Has His Clique—Called the 'Suntan Set' By M«rituo Srallh (V. F. While Hoiue Reporter) KEY WEST, Fla., Marcb 3. (UP) —Andrew Jackson had his "Kitchen Cabinet," President' Hoover Ills "Medicine Ball Cabinet" »nd the late FDR, his "Cuff IJnks OinR." President Truman now has his "Suntan 8*t." Member* of the set tre Mr. Tru- ly on his head, despite the brilliant sun and near S0-degre« temperature. | Adm. William p. Leahy, chief of] staff to the president, wore a beat- ! up old felt hat, a tweed Jacket and { ; rumpled khakis. eultur*. The course of Instruction con- stets of class work iu agriculture In conjunction with actual work on the farm. Freeman Robinson Is vocational agriculture lo»vr*e- i tor here, 104 in BlythtYill* Gtt man's most constant companions— Qn-the-Farm VA Training' men who are around him every i j day in Washington «nd who us- Blytbev , ne H |gh School has- par-' 'ticlpated in the veterans on-the- farm training program for th* past 18 months and now has an enrollment of 104, It was announced U>- ually accompany him on all vaci tlom as his current holiday here. Th« "Suntan Set" e»U with the president, goes swimming and fishing with him and even—shade* of Mr. Hoover—plays medicine ball inltely tolerating friendship be- ! w ith him on the beach. day by C. R. Wilkey, of Uttle Rock, state supervisor of vocational agri- -HOT HASHES? Are you joint thru ttx runcllon*! ' e ' » PUllL ,?*' Ilt V«t«Ubl» Cora. • », potiod o nlKT« , W »7mptom«) Pln*h»m » Compound *1M has whit uoctors Mil a stomachic Ionic effectl HYOW L NNKHAM'S SSSt tween any country In its zone of nfluence and the "reactionary western democracies;" and that Communists, being everywhere alike in discipline and purpose, would continue mnsquerading as democrats in Czechoslovakia only until the time was ripe to imitate their comrades in Hungary, Rumania and Bulgaria and make a bid for total |x>wer. The first ovcft move by the So- The current badge or membership is a cherry red sunburn, picked up during Ions hours aboard ahlp In the Caribbean and on the glistening, white beach '-ere. Mr. Truman has the heavilV tan he has sported in years. The leading example of tunburn, however, Is Clark M. Clifford, tall, tennis-playing counsel to the president. His face was a shining crimson yesterday when the president viel5 against Czechoslovak Inde- i and his staff returned from an af- penrtencc came year. The Pnii;uc government was forced oy Moscow 10 reject an already-accepted Anqlo-French invitation to Join in studying thr- Mill-shall Plan Tor European economic recovery. After that, Czechoslovak liberties went steadily downhill. In iuU'rJKil affairs, the Commu- ntsts meanwhile effectively used f°, r >:" ur "r uri !j.. lh *" ." ^T,rr; I their amlWily - « the stronger ternoon fishing trip In the Atlantic off nearby Pelican Key. William D. Hassett, one of the president's secretaries, came off the fishing trip in clothes that would drive a Florida Chamber of Commerce man crazy, Hassett left his fishing boat in a heavy sweater and a tweed cap pulled down tight- At Adams Appliance Company 206-08 West Main Street MAYTAG DUTCH OVEN GAS RANGE $276.95 Isl Czechoslovakia, h ft.-a us* all the people will support it. Ami * frtc Cztcliu Slovakia means one which retains her historical ties with western civfll/ntion. We cannot change from one clay or one century to another." Stalin listened gravely to all this and then snld with firmness: "Mr. I'rcsldenl, I agree with you completely. IMcuse believe that we U7echoslovftkia's j Iiave no Intention of Interfering. We the Czechoslovak future as a neighbor of the Soviets. Bencs went far out of his way :o stop off In Moscow for a conference with Stalin. The conversation, as recounted to me by the President while we sat in his spacious, crys- tal-chandclicred Hrndcany offices, went as follows: "Mr. Stalin," Bencs salil, "I have complete confidence In the government of the USSR. We have signed an ugrcenint for non-intervcnthm in domestic affairs, and I know you meeting with President, At Ihftt very moment, Czechoslovak volunteers, fighting shoulder- to-.shoulder with the Red Army, were smashing forward against tne Germans on the Eastern Front toward Vlcnnn and Berlin. ... ... . Fifteen months later, this writ- ! will keep It. But I arn worried about or heard the story from the lips of our Communists, 1 ' Czechoslovakia's Bencs htmscll venerable Chief Executive told it to me in a two-hour interview I had with him In Prague's llradcanv Cnstlc—palace of the old Bohemian kings. Hcnes told me that If anything ever happened like the events which miUcrlalizcrt this week, 41 I would resign and the nation would support me." At that llmr>—June, IWfi — disclosure of the. Stnlin-Bencs conversation might have caused serious difficulties between Prague antl Moscow. Czechoslovak Communists, though the largest single party In the country, were behaving most democratically. They were waving the national (lag, observing all the parliamentary forms, anrt "loyally" cooperating with the non-Communist parties in the coalition government. Russia seemed to be following a strictly bancls-off policy toward internal Czechoslovak affairs. Publication of Stalin's promises at that juncture might have been rcivsouably taken In Moscow as an unjustified provocation. Today, however, the danger of "embarrassing" President Bencs is unhappily over. The Communists are in the saddle alter a virtual coup d'etat, master-minded on the spot by Valerian A. Zorin, Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister, who ar- WAKE UP YOUR LIVER BILE- Cilomtl— And You'll Ju>p Oil e{ E«J i. lk< Morni.f Hra' t» Go Th« li«*l abould pour out about 2 plnta cl into you.- bowcb nvtry ii»y. If thia "I>o you think I should speak to them?" Slalln asked, "No," replied Belies, "Hint would be :in Intervention In our domestic affairs. I can only lell ycm there is no party In Czechoslovakia which could be user! against the Soviet Union. We have no choice. Some day German? may rise again. Germany is our mortal enemy. Our Communists have no need lo fear that any party will ever fo against Itus- sia. We shall remain your friends, because we know that if not we shall be destroyed by (U-rmany." However. Bcnes loltl the Soviet Premier, Czochoslovakia must be n\' lowed to shape her future in h?r own democratic manner, unhampered by Communist revolutionary laetics or Russian pressure. respect your complete Independence. \Vc shall honor your c.oo ( l relations with our western allies. 1 agree with you also iibnut the Communists. We shall nut ask (hem fu commit any stupidities. The Soviet lender had been is j good as; his word up to thut point, Bencs told me with satisfaction. No "stupidities" were committed. After a decent, interval following the German collapse, the Russian Army retired from CMcltosIovnk soil. The Communists kept faithfully to bargain with three other anti- Nazi parties for a limited nationalization of only the larger Industrial establishments, and for free elections. They put n\vny their red flags nncl came out with pictures of party—over police, army, press, r» dlo and labor lo inch their way to- ' ward totalitarianism. j Violating the inter-party agree- | menl. they began demanding na- . tionalizatior. o[ more and more pri- ! vatc enterprise. When Parliament objected. Communist spokesmen went over Hie heads of the people's elected representatives and "appealed" directly to the people themselves. The labor unions, dominated by Communist officials, dutifully matched out in "spontaneous" demonstrations. Discovering trumped-up documents nbotu an alleged conspiracy, the Communists succeeded in "piirgine" the autonomous government of Slovakia. Supported by the nervous Social - Democrats, thev moved in on freedom of the press. Day by day, they tightened tlietr ".rip on the police -key element in the situation. Last week, when non-Communist minister.'; resigned in a bloc to protest aijaUist Red encroachment, the Communists were ready. 'Ilicy ordered their own "action committees." under police protection, to take over the administra- Thotnas O. Masaryk, revered foun- ] tion in the provinces. They placed der of democratic Czechoslovakia. In the elections of early 1!M6, tlicrcfore, the Communists—identified by the grateful Czechs with the Russian liberators—\voti 38 per cent oi the votes. Allied to the Social-Democrats, a Marxist but traditionally democratic party, they controlled '.^pnilority :ot barely 51 per cent in the' new. Parliament. - Whefi Ii«MB Bsnes.'who had bq»n serving »s provisional head of the government, he had just been elected President lor a ;eun o' seven years. The. vote for hLni had been police with automatic rifles in aU strategic positions throughout the capital. They told the Army to stand at the alert. They summoned the unions to march 100,000 strong into Prague's main square. And they found enough renegades from the non-Communist parties to form a new "constitutional" government. Confronted by the certainty nt large-scale bloodshed, tired old Eduard Benes tluew in. his hand. giraffe's tongue may be one a half feet long. juic nvtry ii our foo Tom Brouulcuc, VValervillc, N. Y., 4-K Club member, plays nursemaid to some of a titter of 10 pigs born to one of his sows. The mother is kept away from her youngsters because ot her bad disposition. . . liilc Li not nowini; {rccly, your food m«y not *t. It may jilat decay In th« boWtLl Th«n ur Ktomach. You K sour, sunk anil th . bloat* up your Ktomach. You KCt eon- ctt. You fetl s punk. «rorlri COME IN AND SEF THE NEW AND REVOLUTIONARY GROUND GRIP TIRE It taVca those mild, jrntle Carttr 1 * LUUa Liver 1'illa to K<t thw* 2 pints ol biln flowing freely to inako you feel "up ind up." t;.l a parka^e today. Effective in rnakjnj bile How /rttJy. A«k for Carter's Uttle Liver 1'ilta, 33/ it »oy drygstorc. . Airways Theatre Blytheville Air Base Presents Donald Howard And His Smiling Hillbillies Thurs. 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