The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 21, 1952 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, August 21, 1952
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, AUGUST 21, 1932 Question of Miss Truman's Plan Would Halt lards'Act Remains Wild£ a* Strikes Bodygiii »J WAKHEM ROGKRS JR. WASHINGTON yp,,_ The ques- <lon of whether Margaret Truman's gun-Uiling bodyguard roughhoused Swedish citizens bounced across the Atlantic today, trailing official denial, comment—and silence. Swedish newspapers had first serve yesterday. They reported what they called "tough guy" tactics used by three Secret Service agents accompanying the President's daughter on her European tour. The Swedish newspaper Expres- een said the bodyguards flung aside a photographer who tried to snap Miss .Truman's picture at Stockholm's Central Station blocked a theator entrance until her arrival there and kept newsmen and photographers outside Stockholm's Town Hall while she visited It. Aftonbladel, Sweden's biggest newspaper, called the agents "gorillas." It said they were uncouth and Intercepted Swedes who wanted to pass "any place where It pleases Miss Truman to be at a given moment." White House Denies H The White House bounced back an unequivocal denial. Joseph Short, the President's press secretary, said: "Our preliminary reports Indicate there is not one word of truth in any of the stories alleged to have been published in the Swedish newspapers." He said the investigation was continuing. The Swedish Foreign Office, meanwhile, had begun its OK-n Investigation. Stockholm dispatches said it wanted to know by what right Miss Truman's bodyguard was armed in Sweden, where even the police are,traditionally unarmed. Agents Are Armed The U. S. Secret Service, also traditionally, arms its agents whenever they are on duty—whether bodyguardlng or trailing counter- liters. At the White House, after conferring with state and Treasury Department officials (the Secret Service Is a branch of Treasury) Short g»ve this version of the reported incident at the Stockholm' Town Hall: "One photographer approached one of the agents at City Hall atid asked if Miss Trumari would permit her picture to be taken. She was looking at some exhibitions, and the agent said she preferred not to be photographed at ihe time. "The photographer asked If any other photographers were present inside the building and was told there were not. "Discussion yas Calm" "That ended the incident. It was Just a very calm discussion." The Swedish Foreign Office backed up Short. :t said in a statement that the agent who reportedly stopped a photographer had simply said: "No pictures, please." U. S. Ambassador Walton Butterworth said virtually the same thing. He cabled the State Department, quoting the special agent in charge of Miss Truman's bodyguard as saying about the City Hall incident: "There was no discussion, no argument and no weapon was displayed at any time." Safety-Minded French Rule Out Raft Trip on Pingpong Balls MARSEILLE, Prance («—Safety- minded French officials say an adventuresome Chicago youth and nis crew of three aren't going to sail from this port on pingpong balls. The maritime authorities have ruled that 26-year-old Richard Miller's raft Ken-tookl—which floats on 75,000 pingpong balls in steel drums—is not a fit craft for nis dream voyage across the Mediterranean. Their decision appeared to have sunk the Miller expedition before It really got started. Plans for the non-scientific excursion were laid this summer in the bars of 'the Paris Latin Quarters. Fellow students donated most of the pingpong balls. A former British * Royal Air Force piloli Michael 5 Years for Sanitation PORT SUDAN m— Port Sudan's primitive sanitation facilities will IK converted into a modern' waterborne system under a program that Is scheduled to last, five years Jones, another Ampricsn, Don Kindler. 26, of Jessup, Md., and a slim 23-year-old British nurse. Muriel Grand, volunteered as a cretv. The four bobbed doivn (he Rhone River from Lyon this week. Two then Quit the expedition. Undaunted, Miller and jfcnes xvere rounding up more volunteers when the French officials put a halt to the venture. BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEW! At Atom Plant Carpenters Picket Billion-Dollar Works At Padueah, Ky. block any-Shi? unaVh'orle'S »ts at the billion-dollar atomic _> plant was agreed upon by »„"- m ™ a *™* &Wb While there was no word on whether the dispute involving AFL carpenters had been Rettlrd the aVroe- ment, drawn up by President Tru- mans atomic energy labor relations panel, was signed four hours after the carpenters withdrew their picket Hue at the plant. ' The declaration of policv provides penalties for workers taklm- onrt in wildcat walkouts and railing'to r e,^i\' he ' 1 , ordcn ' d b ->' "ie company and the union. Although only a third of the W.CCO-member work force v.-ent in for the F." H. M-Gri "• and Co., prime contractor, said normal oneraloins arc exncctcd today The series of walkouts began over a week aso. rcnortcdiv reused by strife ivithi., (he i^-n itv-al. Officers on Guard iff H d ? V ' £tlit<! )K>llct; ar<1 sheriffs deputies were on auarrt to see that those who wanted to work were allowed to p.iss. The agreement nrov-'des Ihe fol- iwinpr machinery for handling any ""re disturbances: When a stonpaRc occurs the company will contact (he union Involved to loam if it was authorized If the .waHkouf, was not, the union will notify its members (o return to rto m makes the mcmb"r liable for di'cmlinn provided bv the Hi'mn's constitution and by-laws The comoanv also will he required lo inform workers the stoopaue was unauthorized and request them to return Any employe'who remains out will be fired or discinitned The panel said the nolicv may be extended by the consent of the par- tics involved (o other nroiects for the atomic energy program in the vicinity. Population of tne Azores Is about 500,000. "WaRLD'S HIGHEST"Mexico City claims the building ,sho\vn being erected above will be the world's "highest"—not tallest — skyscraper. Although the building is only 42 stories high, it's ground floor starts some 6000 feet above where the Empire State Building's peak ends. Gimmick is that Mexico Ciiy is 7BOO feet above sea level. Scientists Studying Ocean's 'Red Tide' LA JOLLA, Calif. OT—University of California occanographers are studying «-alcr samples taken from the "red tide" that visited the California coast recently. The tide is a reddish-brown discoloration of ihe sea water caused by the sudden and luxuriant flowering of millions of microscopic, free-floating plants in the surface layers of the ocean, in Mexican voters Ihe red tide Is sometimes believed responsible for poisoning millions of fish. DREIFUS PRESENTS A SKY HIGH — Apparently this sunflower look its name literally and is trying to reach' the sun. Max Frakcr, of Urbana, III in whose yard the monsler is growing looks up at its !6 or so feel and wonders what he'll do about it all. Stay Within The Law! 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Chelf (D-Ky), chairman of the special judiciary subcommittee investigating the department declined to Identify the , U.S. Magazine Sold to Group NEW YORK Wl-Tho American Mercury magazine has been sold to a group headed by Hijsscll Mnf-uire of Greenwich, Conn. The sale was announced vesterdiv by William Bradford Hule. owner and editor of the publication for the past 18 months. Huic. who will remain as editor said the magazine has an average circulation of 80,000. The purchase price IMCIS not announced. the beyond saying he is iepartment. Most of the lop assistants to former Ally. Gen. J. Howard McGrjilh have resigned or have been given new duties In a department shake-up instituted' by McOrath's successor, James P McGranery. The subcommittee is known to have been working on official particular" foe some (line and Investigators reported they now think they have the "missing , rl ,° f CYlclc " ce »hcy needed. I Chell RKVC no Indication of the nature of the committee's case but said there would be some surprising revelations." Since taking over the Just'cc Department h e 1 m, McGranery has got along well with the department's critics on Capitol Hill and has ivoii Chelf's praise for iis 'co-operation" in the ensuing hakcim. Committee sources say the snuffle is not yet completed, and predict that others in the department will K0 to complete what' -belt terms "that ,, ow )ook .. I One of the latest to go was James A. Mullally, 52. long-lime nwyer in the department's Crini- nal Division, who wns suspended late yesterday pending: an investigation of his "outside activi- signed to the division's racket unit, which has been correlating ls "' om S1>eclal Brnml J^es l ass , lmc , d ( 0 ra( . kct „,,,,.„., .-- ons around the country. McGranery declined (o elaborate on the reasons for hla suspension, but other uepnrimenl officials said it hud "nothing to do with cases which he has been handling in the Criminal Division." MERCHANTS: Here is the Point of Origin for YOOR Fall Sales! Greater Mid-South GIFT and JEWELRY SHOW August 25-28 HOTEL PEABODY Memphis - (.N'of open fo Ihe Genera] Public) Aly Khan Stays On in Hollywood HOLLYWOOD (S>) - Prince Aly He was scheduled to leave by sir last iiinht for Ixxilsville. Ky., to buy " '**i.iiv njj ijoinsvnie K.V to buv j- i ,— J "unm lue^- wv- ;«^ 6 , but delayed hU de! SlSM l^^ <* ™ *" Aly has been «eelng hU estranged wife, actress Rita Hayworthr**- qiiently during hte visit htre, but there has been no word to support the possibility of & reconciliation. In chemistry the sum* "fde" &ef a lift- for Li*! Wo oftW drink pick* aou Drftppcr >TttES m MEMPHIS, KTTHEVtUE Attf DYERS BUM At Dreifus Tomorrow! 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