BLYTHEV1LLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEA 8T ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI V01/. XL1II—NO. 229 Truman-Farley Ticket Looms as 1948 Possibility President's Comment To Newsmen Points To His Availability BlythevUlc Dally Ne»r BlyUuvillc Courier Blythcville llcmld Mississippi Valley Lender IILV'I'HlOVILl-K, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, DKCKMI510K !!),• \\)W SINGLE COPIES ' BV I.YU: c. WILSON United Press Slaff (Jorrespnnden WASHINGTON, Dec. J9.—Harrj S. Truman and a big city East cmer' arc tlie learn that prnctlca politicians foresee right now as Hi 194* Democratic presidential ticket Tile president was asked nt 111 new.) conference yesterday whelhe lie would accept Hie 1943 nomlna linn. He replied: No comment. Such a reply kept the qucstlo open arid was about 'as close Mr. Truman could come at til time lo acknov, (edging his a valla IJllity. During this year's difticu tics with Congress, word seepet around Washington lhat the Pro Went was weary and looked to ward to release from a job whic he was not achieving any spectac iilar Immediate successes. It Is not, unlikely lhat. Mr Tru man did remark to some old friei that he WPS heavily burdened am would welcome relief in 1948. B Washington never took that vc seriously, assuming the report true. On the contrary, this ca] tal has yet to see a president wi ingly laying down the burden barring only Washington who i tablished the lale two-term tra tion. OOP Congress May Be Soon Herbert C. Hoover, who had scratchiest hair shirt of any recc president, was a stubborn seeker a second term. The Idle Franklin D. Roosevelt took not only a second but a third and fourth—the last at a time when he certainly was a very tired man even though his health was certified as good for his age. Tlie next Congress may well bring Mr. Truman to despair. But at the moment he looks and acts Sec roi.rncs ™ rai'c 3 alt on Miami Streets 'ofcc All Attention from trip Tease Professional MIAMI. Fla.. Dec. I'j. lU.I'.t — liat chance has a professional ripper these days with women dinu the .streets wearing !uil- r.s and shorts. The lament came l<xl.iy from rvaceous Margie Hart, who's been stripping in public since 1933. Margie completes her first per- rmancc in this wintertime lour- t mecca tonight sud tlisn lierts ick for New York City where she aid Ihc audience is more appi'-" ative of her talents. "Why." she said, "I :iov-:i- .-aw uch unresponsive audiences, .iiiu •s all because women down lic-ic nlk down the main street scanl- y clad. "You'd be arrested up Novln tor ppearing in a restaurant or dc- >artmcnt store with bare >;iid- iff flapping in the breeze. icre nobody notices H." Gave Bilbo New Automobile But Foreign Policy Clash Predicted Truman Dashes Cold Water on Proposal By GOP Senator By K. II. SHACKFORD United Press Staff G'orrcjiprmilent WASHINGTON, Dec. 19.--A Republican invitation to president, Truman to expand bipartisan collaboration on American foreign, policy to such issues us Chiiia. Argentina and Palestine received a dash of cold White House water today. Sen. Arthur H. VandC'ihcrg, R., Mich., who will be chairman ol the Semite Foreign Relations Committee in the new Congress, issued the invitation nt a press conference Tuesday. Vandenberg pointed out that hi partisan cooperation iiad berii limited in the past to orgnnSw.-.iB the United Nations and to B;s Four meetings for drafting Ku- ropcan peace treaties. He s:>id it never has covered such subjects as Palestine, the Far East ana Lathi America. His statement, adding that he would welcome extension of Collaboration now that Republicans arc in power in Congress was brought to President Truman's notice at his news conference tote yesterday. But it brought -i cool presidential reply. The president said he t.hnuglii a bipartisan foreign policy was m effect. But when a reporter pc-mt- cd out that Vandeivbevg wnritf.fl 'it. extended to olhcr troubled arcns, Mr. Truman replied sh.irply liv« the president was responsible lor American foreign policy; that, when it becomes the duty o! the Senate to be inlorrned he wonlrt discuss the matter with Ihcm. Truman Sees W 1947 Depression Economic Advisers' Of President Soy There May Be One WASHINGTON. D;e. 13. (UP> — President Truman's answer today Is a flat "no" to the question: Will we have an economic recession next year? He differed with his council ot economic advisers. whcih said "maybe." The council, in its first report under the so-called Full Employment Act. yesterday made a cautious forecast of prosperity- for some years ahead except for a possible "dip" in 1947. Mr. Truman at a subsequent news conference rejected suggestions of even an economic dtp next year. The council hedged with some "its" on Its predictions of uninterrupted prosperity. Its big "if" was whether management and labor will settle their disputes without a persistent round of strikes. Another "if was whether the international situation would reach a "tension verging on war." With the right answers to these "ifs." the council said, we will Ire in for a period of good times. Otherwise, It warned, the nation might have an economic recession next year. : . •Industry comment on the report was favorable. Walter B. • Wcisen- burger, executive vice-president of the National Association of Manufacturers, said tiie report indicated government advisers were going to show practical common sense as economic guide posts. Ralph Blandford, general manager of the TJ. S. Chamber of Commerce, also lauded the report for "recognising that tlie elements for lasting and widespread prosperity" lie within tlie free enterprise system itself "without the need for pumpprimlng by the government." Nwd Freedom from Strikes "What free enterprise needs most urgently now is freedom froni strikes." Bradford said. "With industrial peace, the United States can look forward in 1047 to the greatest Industrial output for civilian use In history.' 1 Bilbo Angrily Denies Taking War Contractors' Money and Blames Woes on Political Foes Appearing before the Senate commillee .'iwesllsnlins .charges thalf Senator Theodore Bilbo financial fnvms from war contracts, Michael T. Morris-scy of Vlcksburg, Miss., said he gave llllbo $1913 Cadillac aulcmobile and built Ihc Senator n L'3-ncre artificial j lake with surplus c<iuipmeiv. lr. project. At left is Morrissey's bookkeeper. John A. Bellnn. iNEA Telephoto.) GromYko Rejects Mo " jf K i nDed ft .. . . \asSthoolBus, Balkan inquiry \TruckCoifide Russian Opposes U. S. Proposal and Blames Greeks for Disorders LAKE SUCCESS. N. Y., Dec. 11). (UP) —Russian Delegate Andrei A. CIIAP1N, S. U.. Dec. 10. IUI'1 — A school bus n'nd a lru:k collide^ near here today, killing oiiu per;son and injuring five otlmrs. I Tlie Cohiniblii Hospital olnci'gcii cy staff identified the dead ns Saft; ._ - .„ iRowc, n imssengcr In tho IrucK. Gromyko toilay tentatively rejected | Three of Ihc Injured were the United States proposal for a bl . o u lc ,." S- 0] , route wlt'.i theh United Nations Security Cnuncil investigation of trouble in Ihc Balkans. He said the council did not need an on-the-spot inquiry to determine the cfciise of friction between Greece and three Rus:ian- supporled neighbors—Alba:ii^, Bul- )islrict Seeks Right-ol-Way For New Ditches Government to Spend $500,000 in Area West Of Calumet and Gosncll nilehrs live lo be constructed ni«l cniurj'Cd in the arini of Uralnune District 11, west »f Calumr.l and Gosncll. In a federal govcrnmcnl inoBnim [or which contract will be let Jan. S at West Memphis. Tlie. isovenunenl Is expected lo spend iipproxliiiulely $590.030 for the work, lo remedy the Senator Hurls Accusations at 'traitorous' Former Secretary \VASHINGTAN, Dec, 19. (U.l*.)—Sen Theodore a Kill>r> lodny Angrily <lcuiu<l vluii'gcs Unit, he look money from Mississippi war contractors. Me declared the accusations were lodged airaiiisl him liy pnHticnl 1'oe.s, NogrtwH, Com- lininiHtH. tintl a traitorous .secretary. .The sllnhtly built Mississippi* to , J" Methodist Minister Addresses Rotations Members of the Rotary Club held their wccklv meeting today noon at the Hotel Noble with the Hev. Allen D. Stewart, pastor of the First Methodist Church, as principal speaker. The Rev. Mr. Stewart's subject was "The Legend ol the Christ Child." Guests at Ihe meeting included. J. E. Tcatord ol Osccola Cecil Wright of Luxora. W. J, Love Or. of Ciarksdalc, Miss.. Fred • Moore of Jonesboro. John A .Dit- tcy of Little Rock and J. P. Garrott of Blythevilie. $7,500,000 Asked for New State Buildings LITTLE ROCK. Ark.. Oec. IS. — (UPt—ArkHnsas colleges and state institutions today were on the threshold of a gigantic ' building program totaling $7,500,000 with the two biggest obstacles yet to be hurdled—the pie-legislative joint budget committee and the 19J7 general assembly. In a report here yesterday by Stale Comptroller John Trucmper, the figure was set down, not eluding the conslruclion plans of the state Hospital for Nervous Discuses, estimated at some $2,000.000.. By far the largest item on the expansion list was Ihe program o he University of Arkansas, cover- ng $4,600.000 for new dormitories hospital building, a cafeteria and lassroordK. Other requests are $300.000 fo he War Memorial Building; S371. 920 for McRac Memorial Sanatorl um; S90.000 for the state Board o health; $515.000 for the Arkansa School for the Deaf; and $49,500 for the State Penitentiary. The budget committee, early i its session, agreed lo postpone ac tion on building requests until a other budget requests have bee considered. garia- and Yugoslavia. The Greek government:, is blame, he charged, The "'' "Russian, told uie <c< _ Greece,' by- complaining to We rtlH that neighboring states wore'Inter- fering in Greek affairs, was trying to cloud the issue with the Balkans. "The Greek government is trying to ascribD to external causes con- i berry, ditions of near civil war which are caused only by internal causes," he said. Gromyko repeated an old Soviet charge—that "foreign Intervention 1 —not by one of Greece 1 - neighbors—but bv another foreign power' —was to blame for the ''serious situation" in Greece. Gromyko obviously referred to Great Britain, whoso troops havej remained iif Greece ever since they and American forces liberated the country in th fall oi ly-i-i. Grornyko did not indicate whether he would use his veto to Kill the TJ. S. porposal for a scven- nalion investigating commission to examine both sides of the Greek borders with the three neighboring states. 'But he omp'.iasvrcd his bclici that the council already enough evidence to make its C^^- sion. | schoolmates lo the Piedmont grammar school They were LlivwooU O'Neal E'.irglo. 6; Trivls L Earglc, H. and Leland C. Eorgle 10. of Irmo. S. C. The bus driver, J. E, and the truck driver, Earl Wets inyci 1 ,'were'ulso injured. They arc not related. : Between 15 and '20 childron iS(.4 A mbu la n ces"" from' Columbl" miles away, came to the seen*, It was the second :;chool'Jbu» accident in the stale in ?A hours. Ycslcrdny 10 school children and the driver were killed at Ncw- H. NewStrikeThreat To Bring Battle GOP Leaders Ready For Showdown, If It Becomes Necessary WASHINGTON. Dec, III.—IUI>) —Republican leaders yircdldcd to (Iny the new emigres:! will rnac villli "swift and druslic" aiitl-slrtko laws lo any labor paralysis of basic Industries In 1941. One highly Influential house He fmbllcnn said there WHS ill presen "no disposition here to punish any cue or to retaliate ngnlnst. labor lo cool and automobile strikes." "But another .nationwide strike," j nflflctl, "would drive In the and might., lead lo any- condition In Ihe Oaluinet-Gosncll m™ bucuu.se the diulnami was Im- to a eertuln extent when he levee WHS constructed by Hie overnmcnt. The coiilnicl. lo be let Jan. H, vlll be lor a portion of the worX ind Ihe balance will bo let In the Summer, it wus announced. Much work has IKCII done bj Drainage District ITs commissioners In an' effort to Interest the In this project will John W. Meyer, formerly of lily Ihcvlllc and now ol Wilson ant who Is a unmmlssioiiL'r ol the district, making several trips to Washington durliiij l!"j piisl two years for this purpose. To accomplish tho project, the district will ncrfMIre from 50 lo GU acres ot land In Hint section. Tim juli, which Is In "Dllcli 21" drainage arcii, is lo be completed in 150 working duys, under terms ol Ihe contract. Democrat, his political future at slnkc, denied Ihc v clinriieK and launched n fiery counterattack nK"ln*t his accusers In a 4l-pngc eliitemeiit to a Bcnate War investigating Siibcnmmlltcc. The committee, hns been looking into llil- bo'.s relations with some of his wur contractor constituents. Ho said be pleaded guilty lo tcs tlmony llml ho helped Ills constituents to get war contract*. Hut nil he ever Bol for this help, he asserted, wns u couple of Clirlsl irms »lfls—11 Cixttlllui', automobile and a .sofa and some lumps lor olio <if his I'oplavvllle, Miss., "drotiu houses." l.uyM to Con3tilue If he Is "lo lie condemned fo bclni! loyal" to his constituents llllbo jsitlfl, pounding Ihc tnblc "then by Ihc snnie token ever worthwhile .senator and rticml/' i the House of Representative);, inns likewise bciir the burden or sue condemnation." All the money that ever passed Into l;ls hands from war contractors, nllbo said, represented cllh- C.. when a school bus hit by a Southern "Railway passenger train. 'Didn't Get One Damned Cent, Bilbo Shouts is, Rciuiljlfcnh. '"who declined' his name, said the type of legislation ultimately approved by Congress may well depend on the outcome of Inbor-mnniiKcmcnt negotiations in tlie steel Industry. The contract of Ihc United Stcclwork- ers <CICO expires Feb. IS. This Republican said Ihc congressional answer to n llcup In sleet or other vital Industries IBudg&t Request tut $850 r OOO Development Board Suffers Reverses as State Funds "Run Out" LITTLE ROCK. Alk.. Dec. (UPf—The greatly expanded 10 — bud- Low of 26 Recorded Below-freezing temperatures re malncd in Blythevilie during las night as the mercury dropped t a low or 26 degrees, according t Robert E. Blaylock, official wcatlic observer. f outh, Walking Along 'ighway, Suffers Injury Vnncc Owens. M. son of Mr. and n>. A. C. Owens, wus injun:j la.':t ght when sliuc!: on Highway South by a car driven by E. Abbott of Memphis. The youth was removed lo Bly- icvilic Hospital where cxamliu- ion disclosed no injuriji; lan n blow on the head. He was ismisscd this morning. The accident occurred whrn the oy was walking toward Qlythoviilc rom his home. Walking on the ighl-hand side of the 10.11, he vas struck as Abbott's oar pa.sscu dm. going in the same direction. State police pointed cut that icdcstrians should use the Icll- iand side of the road and wnIK acing Iraffic. Witnesses corroborated Abbott's statement' lhat he swerved to miss the boy but that oncoming trafitc prevented htm from turning out far enough. Owen's head slrucH the rear portion of the right car door, the Wow knocking him unconscious. Weather ARKANSAS—Partly quite so cold loday Wannrr Priday. cloudy, not and tonight. N. Y. Stocks 2:00 p.m. quotations: A T fc T Amcr Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth steel Chry&Ucr Cocn cola Gen Motors Montgomery Ward . .. N Y Central North Am Aviation , . RepbVtc Steel Radio Socony Vacuum Studcbaker Standard of N J Texas Corp Packard If s Slwl . .. •WASHINGTON, Dec. 19. <UP>All Sen. Thcoilrc G. BilSo knows about what happened lo u certain S25,OCO sum is thiil he "didn't get a damned cent of it." The money was given to 111 Mississippi democrat by a war con tractor for use in the nnsucccssliit rr-clcdion campaign of former Sen. Wall uoxey, J., Miss. Ejti. Homer Ferguson, H., Midi., member of a senate subcommittee invest iKatini: Bilbo's finances. asKci! what happened to money collected for the Doxcy campaign. "you'll never know; it's a mental in.possibility to figure it mil.' Elilbo replied. Fen;iisnn asked for » more explicit answer. "I know what you want," IJiH-o snlil. "Von want to know whether Uillra not any of it. That's what you want. That's Ihe purpose of this investigation." "Well," the Mississipplan concluded, "f didn't get a damned cent of it." Survfey Planned To Show Need For New Bridge proUably would be compulsory taitration in any strike Unit al- lect.s the national \vellnve, Another formula liiidlm; favor innong many congressmen l« one lo outlaw bargaining on an Industry- wide scale, .so tb.nl no more thnn a .segment .of ;my j;iven Industry could be threatened nt we tune. Tho National Federation of Telephone Workers, for example, is formulaliiiK specific industry-wide wage demands with the announcement that it would brick them with strike voles inch I If necessary Thiit could lend to a nationwide, telephone ticup. Charles W. Wilson, president of General Motors, favors a ban 01 industry-wide bargaining. Sen. Jo scph H. Ball. R.. inn., Is one o several senators who support the idea. Conl mines and the nillr arc amoiiK industries where Indus ry-»idc bargaining Is now prac iced. President Truman told his news conference yesterday that he plan- led t') denl with the lubor situa- lon in certain terms n Ills message to the new congress, r. Truman did not reveal his exact plans. But lie did say that he didn't llilnk Iherc had been any necessity for Ihc strikes that have hampered reconversion. n[ ._ I get request of the Resources nmi 167 1-8 81 1-2 40 3-8 94 3-4 89 3-4 142 53 3-4 63 1-4 . 19 . n 7-8 . 28 1-4 . 9 3-8 . i<5. 21 1. 68 1-4 . 60 5-8 .. 6 . 73 7-8 School Bus Drivers to Take Tuberculosis Tests All school bus drivers in this county will be given to determine whether or not the!, arc free from tuberculosis. Ihc Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association here announced today. This X-Ray program, which will be launched "in the near based on a request Ircm Mississippi County school authorities. The request grew out ol a training school for the bus drivers held in Luxora. where it was •decided thai drivers I who come in daily contact wlthj school children should bo examined i by chest X-Rays. Plans are. beiiiR made for llicj County Health Department to make, Mar. the X-Rays, which will be paid lov; May by the Tuberculosis Association as]July part of Its educational and prcvcn-loct. tinn work 'llec A traffic survey to determine lu- lurc procedure for the proposed construction of a bridge linking Tennessee and Missouri near Ca- tuthersville has been launched T>y men'.bcrs of the "Hands Across the River Committee'' of the two slates, it was announced this morning. At a meeting of the committee in Caruthcrsvillc Monday night, tl members from eight Southeast Missouri towns and two Tennessee towns discussed reasons for construction of ihc proposed bridge, chest X-Rays i pointing out possible military val- • ••-'-" ue and use as a means ol evacuation during flood periods. Committee members represent c*- i vie c'u'os and city councils Kon poplar Bluff. Gideon. Sikcslon, Kcn- futu'c. is|nctl. Holcomb. Portagcvillc, SlcclC and Caruthcrsvillc in Missouri, am Dycrsburg and Jackson in Tennes scs. National Guard Company Seeks More Volunteers N. Y. Cotton 1-.30 !'. M. Quotations 3200 3306 3210 3219 3247 3m 310. r > 3132 307(i .:.... 2110 2195 2735 . .. 2720 273(1 21583 32fv 308 21? A second recruiting meeting (or Company M. seeking reactivation as a National Guard unit here, will be held Friday night ut 8 o'clock In the Armory, captain James Recdcr, commanding officer, a'l- ounced today. A similar meeting was held lust ighl which resulted in the recniil- ig of approximately nine men. Ai nllstmcnt quota i>[ 25 Is nccc* ary to achieve reactivation of the ompanv. Friday night's inrellnsi will b or men already .signed up for en istinent and all those who dc.sir o enlist, Captain Recdcr .said. Me iclwcen the ages nf 18 and 35 nr sought, he added, although me over 33 with previous service ;V ords are eligible lo cnlisl. When 25 enlistments have bceii obtained, (he adjutant-Renrrai in Little Rock will be notified, C.n;- taln Rceder .said, to reactivate Ihe company and olien pay records lor the unit. Rc-ciiUslmeut-in-ratinu (or vel- crans and pay .status of members will Vic explained and discussed at •Friday's meeting. 3cvclo|micnt Commission, $1,200,Of) us compared to the currenl. commission appropriation of $200.100, was a casually today—a vic- im of iin allcr-thought of the prc- cgtslixLlvc budget committee. After hearing Gov. I3cn Lancy vcsU'i'dny stress tile importance, of •staying within thn bounds ot fclfitc revenues, the. committee, set to work. They faced the *I,MO.OOO commission budget with only 4000,000 left, In the general revenue Hind. So, when Ihey had finished, the R. and D, commission request looked mniV like J3M.OOO; wimc $B50.- 000 had been lopped off. Mnst of the slnshhig look place in the For- rcslry Division of Hie comtnlssloni which had. iiskcd for $n:f6.00(l. 'i'ie committee trimmed if lo $117.000. The Pnrks IDivisinn had rct;ue.slcd s»mc $:if)0.lX>D in 10H; Ihc nproval for $57,000. Other departments in the cJ>mmls.slt.ii suffered accordingly, and Ihe $61).000 request of Ihc geology division was postponed for heating today. A strong move: came from Ihc floor to completely eliminate the post now held in the comml.s.sion by II. 1C. Thatcher, who represents the State of Arkansas in Washington. 11. C. Speaking strongly against maintaining the position, ficp. L. H. Autry of Hurdeltc interpreted it as "an Insult to Arkansas' coiigrcs onal delegation In Washington 'he motion failed, however, nfler riginalliiK with Rep. Max Ilow- II of Uttle Rtick. Gov. I.aiicy, In talking to the ommitlcc, agreed to carefully slu- y budgets that had already lie f Iven the sanction of the group le said thai he would appear bc- •r" Ihc group agin at a later date lossibly Jan. 6. to make rccom- iirnclalions. Earlier yesterday approval wa (liven a $2.785.000 annual budge for Ihe University of Arkansas, no liu-ludlns a Si.fiOO.OOO building'pro i:ram planned for Ihc second /car of the litcnnlum. Contempt Action Looms for Terry Star Witness Before Senate Committee Balks on One Point WASHINGTON. The . Beiiale War which Sen. Theodore G. , wllh War contractors hi Mississippi, today left open tho chance of a double-burreled afterm»tli In the nature of A contempt citation and perjury charges against yesterday's star witness. The witness was Bilbo's former secretary, Edward P. Terry, who told "all" from the witness stand except the name of a person who received $15,000 returned to a. New Yoik family which contributed the money In Mnrch, IMS, to find R Semite contlidntc to defeat Bilbo, Attorney lo iStnriy "RclBMl" Committee Counsel George M«ad- cr was Instructed lo take steps In thnl direction after Terry, testifying rehictnnlly, reversed himself once and finally refused to answer ti-'cneciflc question. er campaign contributions lor lor- ncr Sen. Wall Doxey, or loans which Ullbo had repaid or Intends o repay. ' As lie read his statement' and nnswercd question!; of subcommittee members, Bilbo employer! hidlR- iiiint slionHs nr gentle chuckles, depending on Ihe subject matter. He clashed repeatedly with Sen. Homer Ferfjuson. R., Mich. ... :';. He dl<l not laugh: however, when lie spoXe of former Rip. Row Col- lln.s who opposed him in last sum-, mer's Mississippi political, campaign, or Edwnrd P. -Terry, his former sccrulnry who tesllllcd against him yesterday. . ; • . Hllbo said all the <:hurges Iwlorc the subeommlttcc were contained in n four-page pamphlet used iigiilnst him In the campaign. He declared that his victory at Ihc polls was complete "exoneration from Ihosn charges" by the people Of Mississippi. : . . "' The senator dwelled upon re|Wi'U- Urnt efforts may be martc to oust him wlien he tries to take, his seat for n new six-year term when con- Brow convenes next month. ." He ns-scrlcd that Negro arid Communist groups, among others had or(janl/c<| "oust Bilbo" cam '' ' Meader said he would have to lock up the law bclorc Inking any action. He said he was sending the Justice Department a copy of Terry's testimony as tho |X>ssiblc binls for a perjury charge. He pointed out Hint the contempt citation may be delayed, however, because the Senate Is in adjournment until Jan. 3. The contempt citation and perjury charge were requested by Sen. Corner Ferguson, R., Mich., near he close ol day-long questioning f the clialn-smoklny, nervous exec rctary. Terry testified that: 1. He and Bilbo both tried lo iclp 'Mississipplans get the con- Hcc CONTKMPT on Tsfe C Bilbo Himrrt hin moit vtolrnl aikliot Terry, who faces posnible cunUmpt and ftr- jur.v arlion a» a malt of his, tulimony before the »ube*mmlt- tec ycKterday. He called Terry R money-mad 'Jud« iKtriot" .and .."modern :lledl «t [ijjijlfV'ji.111 n to litllucl- ^ nriirii i i' b' HT1e*uiifVHKgK>iaymcnt Bilbo nhiviNM^Sfi 'hlne charges «g»!nst lilhi point by point, Sen. Ftrgusoi\ interrupted him frequently with questions. Their exGhaiigqv on occasion evoked laughter Trom the .spectators, «i wlicrt Bilbo dismissed his acceptance of the Cadillac for Christmas as "just an old Southern custom." Testifying as perhaps the last witness In the seven-day-old hearing, the 69-ycar-olrt Bilbo asserted that: ' "All lhat witnesses have been abln to establish Is lhat I am n very poor man and heavily Involved in debt, and that I received during all the periods lhat the investigation has covered but two Christmas Bltts. one ah automobile and the Kiwonions Hear Tafk on Tuberculosis Seal Sale Members ot the Kiwiiuls CluD held their weekly meeting yesterday al the Hotel Noble, with Alvln Huffman Jr.. as guest speaker. Mr. Huffman cave a resume of Hi Bossett Man, Sim Aycock, Dies in Memphis Services for Sim Aycock of Bas- sclt, who died late yesterday at- ternoon nt Memphis Veterans Hos- pll.il, will be held tomorrow aftcr- loon nt 2 o'clock at the Bnssclt Church. He was 54. The Rev. M. E. Miles, pastor ol the Joiner Baptist Church, will oT- licatc and burial will be at Bassctt Cemetery. Born In Vardaman, Miss., Mr. Aycock had bseii a resident of Bassctl for more than 25 years. He was a veteran of World War I •He is survived by his wife, MY; Annie Aycock of Bnssclt; six children. Vclma. James, Mat'e, Sim Jr. llenny and Billy, all of Bassctt and a brother, J. M. Aycock o Blylhevltlc. Citizens Funeral Home of Wes Memphis Is In charge. hlslorv of Tuberculosis Christ- - mas Seals' in -n, ; cc,K,n v Wlth their j Manila Goodftllows Aided by Lions Club To brighten the Christmas holidays, for the older and less for-. lunate citizens of ihat community, I the Manila Lions Club will again fUlcrcd sponsor the goodlellows project this year. other living roorn furniture consisting of n sofa, three floor lamV. and two table lamps." ' Bilbo wus fighting for his political future. Senate Republicans urc w.Ucli- ing the hearing closely"'Tor possible, grounds on which to secx the Mlsslsslpplan's ouster from the Senate. The challenge inay bo made w|i<"i he comes clovyn 'JJO aisle next Jan. 3 to take iho oatti for the new six-year term to which he was elccled last July. The subcommittee decided lliat he could rend the statement, but ruled lhat lie could be inwrruptixl for cross-examination at the Pleasure of commitlec member. 1 ;. Testimony during the pint, week has shown that Bilbo i-cceived jiifts and loans, from Mississippi friends, many of Ihem war contractors. "He also received, cam- )aign contribution, the testimony showed, and in addition n Inke and swimming pool were constructed on his Poplarville, Miss., estaJe. 'The evidence shows concliuivc- y," Bllbn conlended, "that evriy issistsncc or service rendered 'to me, all o£ which I am \md^r ob- igallon lo repay, was givim voluii- larlly and without any sollcilavl-jn on my part with the possible exception of the money that I borrowed to make a properly settlement with my ex-wife." He admitted that, he liolds legal lilal to considerable property uut argued lhat he actually own;, IrfC of incvjmbrauccs. only 110 acres and one house. HI said Ills heavy iiide'aledU'jFS is the result, in part, of following Ihe advice he Rot as a young man to "buy and buy real estate, and buy II on credit, and ilvu worfc like hell the rest of my life lo pay for It." Another factor in his Indebtedness. Bilbo said, was a $21,75U cash settlement for alimony which he made to his former wife on annual sale now Other gncsl present included Jjewis Phillips and Clarence Gumm, both of Memphis. Attending their first meeting as new members were Tom A. Little Jr., and <J. A. KoKcrr,. Joe Fitzpalrlck ed to the needy Dec. 34. Manila children will receive a visit from Santa on the afternoon of Dec. 24 Uic Lions Club . brings him to town with a bagful of toys and canny. June 22, 1938. told the senators he con- thcir investigation ''reprc- to me because there is involved In It R siiggcsMuu that ns united Slates Senator L have Irled to profit because of my official position as United States Senator." , He declared that the charges against him were "made by Irresponsible parties,"
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