The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 13, 1951 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 13, 1951
Page 10
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KLTTHEVTtM (AKK.) COtniTTtTl NK McKinney Puts Self Above President in Telling of Meetings By JAMES MARLOW WASHINGTON, Dec. 13. (AP) — Maybe It's because he's rich and doesn't need the Job and .w /eels free to speak ns lie pleases. Or maybe he's Just new to the ways uf Washlntgon, or Just an unusual man anyway. But Frank E. MrKinncy, ibe Democrats'., new political lield general, is developing the habit of puting the pronoun "I" ahead of the President when he mokes a epeech or talks to reporters. This 46-year old Irishman, an Indianapolis banker, was chosen last October as new chairman *:l the Democratic National Commit-1 tee which has the Job oi trying to | get the Democrats re-elected next' year. He couldn't have Ilic .fob without the blessing o( President Truman who is still boss of the Democrats, with McKhincy now Ills No. 1 right-hand man In politics. He Has Hands Full Anyone in McKinney's Job. o! course, is going to have his hands lull and his Job isn't made easier by the scandals which have been coming to light In Mr.. Truman's Administration. It's generally acknowledged the Trumanttes will have to do some cleaning before election time. McKinney publicly staled his awareness of the problem In a speech late in November. He snld then "any man who betrays the people's trust In pubnc office is ft public enemy." He promised "no malefactor in public office shall go unpunished." And then he ridded: "I am ready »o help—and, what,is more Import- tnt, H»rry a. Truman Is ready to help." The fact that In Ibis revelation •bout- thif administration's Inten- tioni he put the letter "I" ahead ef the President may hove been due entirely to his particular ttyle in composition'. And too, he tempered - It by noting that Mr. Truman's attitude was more Important. McKlnney Goes VI si line Bxrt, irith the tax scandals gaf,- ttng more unpleiwant by the hour, McKinney went to see the President In the White House. It's U*UR! wti*n one of Mr. Truman's lieutenants confers with him —W they've agreed on some Important decision—for the caller to keep quiet so ttie President can make the announcement in his own way. This reluctance of White House callers to discuss what "I said to the President and what he said to me" • Iwaya allows the President—if no one knows what was talked about— to change his mind privately. But when McKinney camo out of the While House he was surround- td by reporters. Jmt Ste*med tip W may be that hs was unware »( the White House custom Just mentioned or that he waa just, too steamed *p by th» developing scandals to keep his Up buttoned He promptly told newsmen he had advised Mr. Truman that he could not overemphasise the importance of "drastic action in the immediate future—without delay I'm inclined to think there will be action soon." Perhaps it was planned that way. Perhaps the President told Me Kinney to go ahead wid tell the •world the White HOUSB was going [ to lower the boom. I It's possible, too. Ihnt It didn't happen that way and that Mr. Truman doesn't appreciate McKinney's telling reporters he. McKinney, had told the President, what to do or even the President Intended dotng anything. If Mr. Trjunan doesn't start any way try to give an Impression that Mr. Truman didn't know the situation. He said the President is very much aware of it. SUll, it micht be !»n ilstnnlne In on the conversation the next time the two men get together. Kiwanis Installs Officers lor 1952 At Weekly Meet Dr. Milron Webb Take* Office as President; Goodfelfows Given Gift OHkprs for (lie rnml/ie .venr irere | installed yesterday at the weekly! meeting or the Biylhcvtllp Kiwanis: Club in Hotel Noble. j Installed were Dr. Milton Webb. | president; S. E Tune, vice president; Joe Evrard, secretary-treasurer; and Ross Stevens, Oraham Sudbtiry, Cole/nan Stevens, Paul Mahon, Alvin Hardy, John Burnett ] and O. E. Knudsen as members of the Hoard of Directors. Tbe officers were installed by Mr. Knud.sen who is Ibe retiring lieutenant governor of the 12th District. During the buslnnss session. It was announced that the club contributed 561.33 to the Goodfcllows Club of the American Legion for use in purchasing food for Christmas baskets to be distributed to Blythevillc's needy families. f The money wns raised through weekly "pocket change" contributions by the Klwanlans. j Bradley to Go Horn* For Rotary Address MOBEHLY. Mo,. Dec. 13. I/Pi— General Omnr Bradley, chairman' of the 'Joint Chiefs of Staff, plans j to return to his boyhood home io ad- j drese the- Rotary District Confer-1 enco hero April 20 and 21. j Ocnernl Bradley snld his acceptance of the Rotary Invitation would naturally be subject to world conditions. $*& s>VR' S THURSDAY, DECEMBER TAX CASK WITNESS — I. T. Cohen (above), an Atlanta, Oa. attorney, testified before House tax Investigators In Washington thai he told T. Lamar Caudle last. August of an alleged attempt to -- ---• --/ ........... ....... , ..... « .. shake down Abraham Teltelbaum last clean-up he'll be embarrassed j (or $5(10.000 in a "tax fix" case elnce his own master-politician al- Cohen said he cot the story from ready hnt told the world he told the President R. clean-up is necessa- McKinney, of course, dlrJ tint tn Tfitelbnum. a Cbirnpo lawyer, and passed it on to Caudle, then an assistant attorney general, on Aug. 20. IAF> Wnephoto). —.\r Wlrcphoto RESCI.-ERS DIG CRATF.n TO SAVE MAX-Heavy equipment from McNary dam rtu? this huge crater to reach Norms Ford, a -vcll-tiiftse-r trapped by s. cave-in at Pcr.dleton, Ore. The pipe In the center was put in the old well to prevent other cave-Ins. The man sitting on the pipe controlled the oxygen supply, got medicine down to ford, 13 rcct below and tallied to him during rescue operation which was successful. THE MOST PRACTICAL GIFT EXCLUSIVELY AT HUDSON'S His Favorite Style Suit In Gabardine or Sharkskin In All Smart Colors Sizes 32 fo 46 Men's Genuine Fur Felt Hats Made By Nationally Famous PORTIS HUDSON CLEANER - CLOTHIER - TAILOR Bfytheville, Arkansas Sreele, Missouri

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