The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 18, 1947 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

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TUESDAY, iMAHCII 18, 10d7 " Communists Face Quick Dismissals Court Ruling Due to Bring Action by Government Officials Ily HUTU (i.MKIXKK (United 1'ress SlalT CorrfKii lent) WASHINGTON, March 18 -Th" government was armed wiili ur,- qualilicd authority today to discharge Conmumists and Commun- is/i sympathizers from the federal ftfcoll. Its authority was made clear in a Supreme Court decision holding that government employe.'! may he lired when there is a "reasonable doubt" of their loyally to the United Stales. That is the test the Civil Service Commission has sought to apply to suspected Communists, fellow Iruv- elcr.s and adherents to the Communist Party line. The court RHVC 11s approval by declining to intervene in the discharge of Morion Friedman, a former War Manpower Commission employe who was found lo be a IciuVr of a "recoKni/ed Communist. Front" organization. The commission reportedly had been awaiting the outcome of this lest, cast before proceeding agaiusl a backlog of similar cases. A commission .spokesman said Die court's ruling "speaks for itself." Ho reported that tlie commission would "continue to make sure that, only persons of unquestioned loyally wotdd work for the government " The decision was hailed on Capitol mil although some congressmen felt the commission's band should be strengthened with legislation as ' well. Rep. John S. Wood, D.. Oa called the niliiii; -.sensible." and said, "now we'll be able lo go into some of these federal agencies and p:>int out their Communists to them " v Hep. Richard M. Nixon, n., Calif <1| member of the UnAmerican AC-' ^.vities Coi"»>'ui-o, s:\id the ruNn<r placed a duly on the commission lo get rid of Communists. Rep. Sam Hobbs. D., Ala., who has introduced a bill to bar Communists from federal employment said that the decision alone did iiot mean anything. "I don't know whether it'll h"l|>, or not," he said. -It's still vi the hands of the commission." Where Foreign Ministers Talk" BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COUfclEft NEWS NKA Service stall' photographer KmiJ lieynolris sends back tins p.cturt- of fapmdmovka Palace, where the foreign ministers oHo ^ ^• : Britain, fiance, and Russia will convene hi Moscow.' Army Pleased With Record On Enlistments WASHINGTON, Mnl'ch 18—(UP) --The Army reported t.oday that it -Hid is getting 5,000 recruits n week even though President Truman has asked Congress to let the draft die March 31. In the week ending March 7. there w er e 5,002 volunteers of whom 3711 signed up for a thrcc- vear term. j n the week preceding, there were 4.317 recruits. «rmy officials expected a seasonal increase in Ap ,-n nrid Mily and hoped for another big jump af- ler high school graduations iti June. Publisher Dies IIUNTSVILLE, Ark., Mnrch IH - <rjp>—Funeral service., win | JC | lc i ( i Thursday for 75-year-old Alfred Hnwn. editor and publisher of the Madison County Record who died liwe Smxlrcy alter a short illness. Bom In Madison County. Hawn had been head of (he paper for .)0 ycnrs, was a former president, ol >he Arkansas Press Association and at one time served as Miidison County judge. Surviving are his wife, two brothers and one sister. Local & Lonj DUtanco Moving Oomp.Unt H.Ip ud ^m^M.nt. 44.. * J 'il, H""" 1 0< ">«i»c» H«uUni • ud Mlie. Serried. -, > ' . HOH« Barrlcft k Stonfc Vo. fkona 280L Loney Appoiints Two Men On Welfare Commission LITTLE ROCK. Ark.. March 18. -—lUl'l—A. M. Jackson of Berry- vil.e was appointed yesterday by Gov. Ben Laney to fill the uncx- pired term of Guy Moore nf Newton County on the State Welfare Commission. The governor also reappointed Dr. J. n. Grant of Ar- itadclphta to the commission PAGE FIVI! 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