The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 29, 1952 · Page 2
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PAGE TWO BLYTHF.VILLE (AUK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, JANUARY 99, 1M« Taft, Stassen May Make New Hampshire Primary 3-Way Run with Ike Bjr Th« The possibility Republican race Prru' o£ a three-way loomed 'tcday In New Hampshire'* March 11 presidential preference balloting, first in the nation this year. Oeri. Dwight D. Eisenhower already to qualified; backers say Sen. Taft of Ohio. will enter today and it v«« possible Harold E. Stassen would file by deadline tomorrow. The word on Taft came from Ted Johnson In Concord, head of New Hampshire's Bob Taft Club. Talt. stumping in Florida, had no comment, ; - Tzft Speaks Out But he spoke ~ out." before lustily cheering crowds, on Issues like fcr- eign policy and honesty In government, He talked at Tampa, St. Petersburg and Orlaiido. ' ; StASsen, on leave as' president of the - University o! 'Pennsylvania; opened his Illinois preferential' primary at a dinner in Decatur last night. He discussed foreign policy. Korean War was "useless" and "undertaken by mistake." He drew applause from a crowd of 3,000 when he said Qen. Douglas MacArthur "wanted to wui the war and the administration did not want to do It." A statement by MacArthur. meanwhile, created ripples In Republican congressional circles. MacArthur said yesterday, In a letter asking that his nam| be withdrawn from the New Hampshire primary, that voters .should choose a "civil" leader as President. M'Arlhur Hacks Taft? Sen, Brewst^r (H-Me) interpreted this as a strong indication of MacArthur's support of Toll. Sen. Tobey (R-NH) labeled it "a left-handed slnp" at Eisenhower. In Montgomery, Ala., a non-profit corporation was set up with the avowed purpose of demonstrating "to the Republicans the plain truth that they can win Alabama and the saying he disagreed with both Pres- South with Eisenhower." A group ident Truman and Sen. Taft. W»r Called Useless In Orlando, Sen. Tail said spokesman said Its members a 11 were former down-the-line Democratic voters. Wi/cferness Librarian Hardy Ted Richmond Is a Literary Johnnie Appleseed of the Ozarks By JOHN D. BENT NBA SUff Correspondent .ATLANTA, Ga. (NEA) — Ted Richmond is something of & bookish Johnny Appleseed. He scatters books to bring knowledge and entertainment to the Isolated folk of the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. "This hardy little tmchclor, who refuses to reveal his age, Is on a 3000-mile "hike" through the southeast seeking contributions of books for his Wilderness Library high In the hills at Mt. Sherman. Ark. He started with 15 cents In his pocket; as he trudged out, of Atlanta he still had 15 cents In his pocket. In 1830 Richmond, a veteran ol World War I, gave up a promising career as r newspaperman to take 60 rocky acres In the Ozarks as a homesteader. He set out to raise pigs and dairy goats. He also felt a need to help the people who vrer» his neighbors. One day he was inspired with the lending library idea. Books were KArce and the mountaineers hun- jired for them. With » copy of the [' * New Testament, he started the li- J- brer? in a cave. .-• •• .'-Boon, he'd riised a itngle room log cabin, with the help of neighbors. Mid began lining Its roughhewn walls with books. By writing letters and by hiking about the country asking lor contributions, his ippetl for books took hold and the volumes began to irrlve. The donations have never stopped coming. . Today the Wilderness Library boasts more than 6000 volumes. Both Sen. William Fulbright and Gov. Sid McMath of Arkansas have enthusitstlcally helped the cause. Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt heard of U' while the project was 'still young «pd has been a supporter for many years. •'.Several times the shelves ol books have overflowed the cabins In which Richmond lived, forcing him to take new quarters. Today there are, throughout the southern Ozarks, many branches or the Wilderness Library. Carrying books In & gunny sack, Richmond travels between these sub-stations, located in homes, churches or schools, renewing and increasing th* supply of reading material. To get about the mountains Ted either walks or rides his horse, Danny Boy. Richmond still works as rf freelance writer, and this writing finances his Jaunts. However, since this income isn't steady, the little librarian of the hills will turn his hand to anything to cam his daily meals. In Memphis he worked ns n freight hustler in an express company warehouse. In Atlanta he sought work in the Carnegie Li- Announcement Mr, J. 1). Hemby announces the op«nln£ of h!a off I?" 'scaled In his home at Yarbro. Accounting Specializing In: Part Timp Bookkeeping Social Security Unemployment Compensation Income Tax Ask about our complete service for small or part time sots of PHONES: Saturday — 6457 Sunday Afternoon Only 6457 Monday thru Friday 6450 J. D. HEMBY Public Accountant RFT) 1, Box 481, MERCURY FOR '52— Mercury's new models for 1052 will go on display here tomorrow at Still and Young Motor Company, 101 West Walnut. The 1962 models feature « new grill design, one-piece windshield. Inrger rear ivindow and generally re-d«- nlgned body, Maybank Soys Truman-Senate Feud Paralyzes RFC Work V/ASHINOTON M'I — Sen. May- sank (D-S. C.) said today that operations of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC) are 'about pnrnlyzctl" as a result r>[ the ct-2dlock between (he Senate and President Truman over appointing a new RFC boss. Maybank predicted early action. Some members of Maybank's Senate Banking Committee have prolr.slcd angrily because Mr. Truman nominated Harry A. McDonald for the. post. They talked nf a month-long Investigation ol Mc- DiuinM'.; work as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commis- sion. The SEC already Is under secret Investigation of a House committee looking Into.charges of fraud in Its operations. -I know they are about paralyzed In their operations over at the RFC," MaybanJc told « reporter. "Something has got to happen, and I think it will within a few days, so that this Important agency of government can function normally." W.' Stuart Symington, the retiring RFC head, is out of town for few days, leaving RFC with no one legally in charge of the office or with power to sign official papers. Girl Slain for 'Mocking God' WINNIPEG, Man. W — Police last night read n statement to a coroner's jury in which a miridle- ngctl couple said they beat and strangled their 7-year-old foster daughter because she "mocked God" and refused to pray, "Now she's .safe in the arms of the I/)rd," said the statement given city police by Gavin ^McCullough, 51. McCullcnigh, fcrmer office manager ol the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, and his wife Lillian, 52. have been charged with murder. They were arrested Friday after the body of the child, \far- tha Louise, was found lying among an assortment, of religious pamphlets In their suburban home. After the killing, police said, the ccuplc went to a vacant lot and, (n .sub-zero weather, prayed all night. Russia Says 1951 Industry Figures Topped Lost Year MOSCOW VPt— The Soviet Union officially announced today Its 1951 ImlustTifll jircxhiclion was 16 per cent higher than in 1950. At the .same time, the general ncome of workers and peasants Increased by 10 per cent during the year, said the annual communique cf the Central Statical Administration. Industrial production as a whole exceeded the 1S51 state plan by 3*4 per cent, It -said, although three branches fell short of their goals. The.se three, which the communique said were the only three laggards, were timber, with 94 per cent of Its quota; cotton growing. 99,7 per 3.1 per cent, stressed that the Soviet Union successfully Increased the production of such biwic materials as steel, coal, oil, and rubber, and also of vital machinery and finished goods. Firemen Hack 4 Bodies from Ice Apartment House Razed by Minneapolis Fire; 13 Missing MINNEAPOLIS IIP)— Using axes to break apart the Ice-caked debris, firemen early today recovered four bodies from the ruins of the three- story business - apartment house razed by tire at the edge of^tho Minneapolis loop yesterday. '" Fire Chief Reynold Malmqulst said his men expected to find the bodies of 13 others, missing and presumed dead in the tangled wreckage of bricks and wood. Braving 15-below-zero temperatures, firemen worked throughout the night In the glare at the blazing battery of floodlights. A wrecking crane with Its swinging bucket worked seven hours toppling the fire-gutted walU before Malmquist would allow firemen to search the ruins. Tiie first bodies taken out were those of a boy about 8 and a girl, 3 The little girl, found on the sWe! springs of a crib, clutched a doll so large firemen first thought they had found two bodies. Tlie others were those of a woman and boy. None was identified Immediately. B-29 Crashes in Japan; Airmen Bail Out TOKYO (/!')—A U. S. B-29 crashed tonight in Kawasaki, midway between Tokyo and Yokohama, setting fire to a residential area. Japanese press reports said one U) lour airmen bailed out. A B-29 SEE $10,000 / ON PAGE 3 normally 10. curie* t enw «t •bowl Rainfall records were not kept in Europe until the middle 1600*. COLD SUFFERERS d upoo thfc tMted fcrinuli fa* <•* nUrf from told alf •riMi. Don't tttOtr ujr cent, and railways, The communique U.S. Swaps Atomic Data To Canada Government WASHINGTON (API—The United SUtes has given some hitherto secret atomic Information to Canada and has received some in return under an arrangement declared "beneficial" to the United States. Chairman Gordon Dean of the U. S. Atomic Energy commission, announcing this late yesterday, did not disclose the nature of the information. V/ilsonExplains Defense Plans In Budget TED RICHMOND . . . nooks on ils back, 15 cents in his pocket •ary's shipping room. But work r not, he seems to get where he .nits to go nnd nccompUsh Ills Ims with the simple faith of an with a mission. NEW YORK (API— The proposed Sl-bllllon-dollar military budget the next fiscal yer-r, Mobillza- :ton Chief Ch;i>;es E. Wilson says, represents a* rut from nn original •suggestion of 85 billions. He adcis that to compensate for the reduction the government has decided to stretch its mllization irogram "to four years or n little longer" Instead of the planned three years. Wilson, m R speech last ni^ht. to the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences, said some people advocated the United States rearm in "one mighty but brief..effort." But the cut of "nearly 40 per cent in military expenditures was decided on when "It «-ns "realized that the impact of such a program on the civilian economy would be~ter- I rifle." Wilson said. Under present plans. Wilson Bald, military spending will rise from its present rate of *3,-100, CO 0.000 it month to a high of about $5,300,000.000 during the first quarter of 1553. He added that the peak will )e maintained "until the moblji^a- tion Job cnn reasonably be consirV cred complete." Hotel Landmark Goes PINCHER CREEK, Alia. (!?!— A landmark in this Southern Alberta town since 1889, the Arlington Hotel has been torn down. The hotel, built of hand-made bricks made on a district farm, was known for many years simply as "The Brick HoU-1". Library Theft Solved HELENA, Mont. Wj—Police scouts spotted three teen-age nmke-belicve Indians wearing war bonnets and a theft from the Montana Historical Library was solved. The boys led probation officers to Ilieir cache where the rest of the lot was re- cvered, including relics from the 1864 Briclger Trail Massacre. Telephone Census Made MONTREAL W> — Statistics released here show Canada is third In the world telephone census with 43.003.000 telephcnes nnd the United Kingdom has 5,433.600. 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