The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 8, 1949 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 8, 1949
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PAGE SIX BLrrriEvru.E (ARK.) counncu NEWS Wilnesses Say Bridges Is Red Two More Identify CIO Union Chief as Active Communist SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. S. lf>— Two more witnesses have testified Harry Bridges wns active in the Communist Party. Bridges, CIO longshoremen leader, on trial in jelernl court for perjury, Is accused of falsely denying lie wns a Communist at naturalization proceedings in 1945. Two of his waterfront aides, Henry Schmidt and J. R. Robertson, are accused of conspiracy in connection with his obtaining United States citizenship. The witnesses me Mrs. Irene Patti Harris, 63-year-olil wife of a longshoreman, and Stanley Benjamin Harris, 41, of Erie. Pn. They corroborated testimony of a previous government witness, John 31. Schomaket, a former associate of Bridges. Mrs. Harris sntd she was "flabbergasted" to hear Bridges say lie wns a Communist at a meeting she attended in 1938. Asked New Members Slic snld: "Mr. Bridges, well lie made a report on the waterfront, talked about what the Communists had done. Then he made a pica to those there to become members and also he stated he was a member of the . Communist Party." Prosecutor George Gallntflier wanted to know how she remembered the incident. She answered: "Why I wns flabbergasted when he said that." Harris said he was a lormer Communist and had worked on many newspapers. He listed them as the San Diego Sun circulation department, Pasadena Star News, Santa Cruz Sentinel News. Union Sun and Journal of Lockport. N.Y.. People's World of San Francisco, and the Erie Dispatch. He said he resigned hLs position as public relations director of the Erie paper last Friday. He asserted he had attended a Communist Party caucus In San Diego In 1935 at which Bridges and Schmidt were present,. Mini / tr Accepts 'Sra> v 3-Here'Gift And ChangesMind David McPe.iVc, ministerial student who 1m been conducting services at the Huffman Baptist Church lor ihe part year, has bren presented a new watch by members of his srateful congregation — but the timepiece was a "" Instead of a "going-away" sift. Members of the contrrecratlon chipped in to b'.iy the watch in a move sponsored by the Men's Sunday School Class to thank Mr. McPeake for chancing his tnind about leaving his posl. Mr. MePeafce, who is a theological student at Jackson, Tenn.. had told his congregation he was resigning. The women of the church pave him ei going-rnvay party. At the same time, the church members pleaded with him to stay. He had been conducting services each Saturday find Sunday at (he Huffman church and attending classes in JackMm during the ivc-ek. The Huffman Baptist Church has its own church building but no parsonage or regularly-assigned nastor. , Members of the congregation, who number slightly more than 100, "won their rnse" and Mr. McPeake decided to stay oti. So now the Huffman Baptist Church -still has its preacher nnd the preacher has a new watch. Mi'. McPeake will graduate from the theological seminary next spring. W. A. Lewis, member of the Men's Sunday School class who headed the gift project, said there is an excellent chance Mr. McPeake will return to Huffman fol!o\vin!* his graduation In answer to a call from that church for a pastor. Thief Spoils Of Merry Christmas Christmascs in London y Blythcville Man Plans Annual Trip to Serve City's Needy Children If you're in Little Rock anytime between Wednesday and Christmas Eve and are looking for « familiar face from home, stop at the corner of Fifth and Main Streets. But be prepared to "put something in the pot, boy." For on this corner, skillet, In hand, you'll find E. II. Ford of Blytheville, doing his annual stint for the Salvation Army. His appearance In Little Rock- next week will mark the 20th year he has stood on this corner, coax- ( ^ ing from those who have them, j s/ coins that will help those not so | & fortunate. j Jl This will be the 16th year Mr. I " Ford has traveled from Blytheville to Little Rock to serve the Salvation Army. He and a friend named Harry Lastcr began the practice in 1930. 'Mr. Ford, who pays' his own expenses on these trips, said this work is the result of a promise he made the Salvation Army 20 years ago. The Salvation Army helped him, Mr. Ford said, and he promised in return to help that group as long a s he lived. He will leave Blytheville Wednesday and will remain in Little nock until Dec. 21. Continued from Page 1 mejit o! China Is on the move gain. The Nationalists decided to flee the mainland of China and move to Taipeh. Formosa. The bland has Ijeen prepared by Generalissimo ChiiitiB Kai-Shek as a bastion for a lasl ditch stand aguinst the victorious Reds. The decision was taken at. an emergency session of the cabinet today. It means that the Nationalists liavc nil but abandoned the vast territory of China proper, with its 457,000.000 population. Acting I're.sidcnt Li Tsimg-Jen Tn.ah.o0AV, rra\jr;Aft5l<jn t, LONDON, ChrEstimises Dec. fi. On — The re not so merry today. . A burvlnr entered (he flat of Mrs. Phyllis Christmas nnd stole the H pounds ($39.20) she had saved to b:ty Chrl.itmns presents for Diana, nnrt Richard Christmas, 7. He nlso took 3 pounds ($8.40) that Hinna and Richard had saved to buy presents for their mother. Coffee Tempest- Gets Attention of Farm Secretary KANSAS CITV, Dec. 8—(/!';_ Secretary/of Agriculture Uranium .'s "the tempest In the American coffee pot is nothing to minimize." He told a meeting of the Consumers Cooperative Association last night thai the recent jump in coffee prices "represents millions of dollars in higher consumer prices— nt a time when consumers rightfully are looking for lower prices in keeping with the drop In American farm prices." The secretary declared the coffee hike gave new evidence of need for legislation extending control over speculative trading in imported agricultural products. Many complaints of "specilila- tion and manipulation in coffee futures" trading have come to his department, Brannan said. He added that his department did not know whether the complaints are justified or not, but said it "testifies to the keen public interest in the price of coffee." Government control at present is limited mainly to trading In commodities grown in this country President Truman earlier this year rernicsted legislation bringing trading in coffee, sugar, coacoa, pepper, rubber wool and hides under control, Brannan recalled. Congress took no action along this Obituaries Luxora Resident Dies In Mcmphjs Hospital Funeral services for James Oliver Green, 59, of Luxora will be conducted at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Luxora Baptist Church liy the flcv. J. M. Majors with burial in the Bassctt Cemetery. Mr. Green died yesterday at the Kennedy General Hospital In Memphis where lie has been a patient. He was a veteran of World War I and was born In North Carolina. Survlvln garc his wife, Mrs. Jsnie Green; one son David Green of Luxora and five daughters Mrs Edith Johnson and Miss Carolyn Green of Luxora; Mrs. Edna Krozicr of Eliza- bcthton, Tenn., Mrs. Eliz-'belh Dillard of Tilythcville and Mrs. Catherine Chuiin of niythcville. Coi;b Funeral Home Is in charge. Britt Infant Dies Funeral services for Mary Catherine Brill two-montli-old daughter of Mr. ami Mrs. Raymond Britt of North Sixth Street were conducted this afternoon iit the Cobb Funeral Home Chapel l>y ttie tiev. E. T. Kelly pastor of the Lilly .Street Pentacostal Church, Burial wa.s in Maple Grove Cemetery. The infant died at the home of its parents yesterday morning. In addition to the parents three sisters survive. They arc: Dtiris. Ilcda Ann. and Pamela Britt, all of Bly- thevillc. Governors Get Plans For Bridge Celebration . i MEMPHIS, Dec. 8. (AP)—Plans to celebrate the opening of the new Memphis and Arkansas Bridge here were submitted to the governors of Arkansiu and Tennessee today even though they probably won't bo used. Lovick P. Mllc.s Sr., of Memphis, and Bert G. Dickey of Earle, Ark., mimed by Gov. Gordon Browning and Gov. Sidney McMnth to make the plans, decided to submit the program although Ihe chief executives announced Tuesday they would not take part In :my celebration. Wreckage of Big Plane Sighted by Searchers OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 8-MV- Wreckage of a missing commercial airliner v/lth seven aboard was arrived In New York for treatment of a stomach and liver ailment at a New York hospital. In Moscow, the Communist newspaper Pravada quipped that stomach and liver trouble Is likely to become a fashionable disease among Chinese Nationalist leaders. In Berlin, Otto Grntesvohl, prime minister of the Soviet-sponsored East German government was stricken with a serious illness. West German sources said he has had a nervous breakdown. If Your Nose Fills Up -Spoils Sleep Tonight! A few drops of Vicks Va-tro-nol in each nostril works right where, trouble is to open nose, relieve stuffy, transient congestion. BritiEs quick relief from snlflly/ .sneezy bead cold distress. Try it! Follow, directions in package. Livestock NATIONAL Dec. 8. (AW STOCKYAIDS, (USUA)— Hogs . . ,000; fairly active; barrows and gills generally steady; sows steady to 25 higher; bulk good and choice 159- 2401b barrows and gilts 1550-75; top 15.75 paid freely fur 160-220 Ibs; most 250-300 Ibs 1-1.75-1525; good and choice 270-J03 Ib tows 13.00-75; heavier sows 11.75-12.75; most slags 9.00-11.50. Cattle 2500; calves 1200; few medium steers 2250; common and medium heifers and mixed yearlings 17.00-22.00; common and medium cows 14.25-15JO; canners and cut- slelitcil today from the air near Paclicco, south of Martincii, In Contra Costa County, authorities announced. tcrs largely 11.00-11.00; medium and Rood bulb 17.00-18.00; culler and common 1350-lfi.OO; good and choice 26.00. veulers 27.00-3400; odd head 30.00; common and medium 17 00-. X<& Give the PERFECT GIFT For Anyone Who Uses CANE or CRUTCHES • CAMIS—Beautiful Mahogany or Rosewood finish. Sterling Silver or 14-K Gold-Plated Bands S7 50 (Oilicrs from $2) • Bodai'k Crutches, 536 • Koscwood Crutches $40 Mail your order today—or make your selection next time you're in Memphis! C. O. S.N"()1>I)V, .Manager— Certified Technician MEMPHIS LIMB & BRACE CO. !I27 .Madison Avenue IMione ,'!7-1552 A l-Vu- Slops Ifcisl nf ll»iillst llosnll-il— Across from Die Hall i. Jlrk \YJU;EL CIIAIUS — BELTS — TKUSSUS — I-:I«VSTIC IIOBE WHEN nYOU FEEL WELL! KIRBY DRUG STORES : l ^^^^'~«'£«'e^^«««ats«^'4«s<5««t e «, e . 5W , e «« !5 ,j, e , < , < ,,^,^,^^, M ^ !5W ^^^, s i^.,^^^^,,^, CK , £ ,^ re!5 ^ K — ii'i elsls!gts «^. | »~-^*>'-'^a>*s.aMas i a>*M,>^ "> ! f Negro Deaths Services for Jarrett wise of Her- inondate, Mo., who died there Tuesday, will be conducted at Jl p.m. Saturday at the A.M.E. Church in Carbondale, 111., b'y the pastor, nev. Stoner. He is survived by a sister in Blytheville, a son and daughter i y « in St. Louis, a daughter in Chicago j ^ <\ and 11 grandchildren. Teaslcy and " ! Cobb Funeral Home of Blytheville is in charge. * « Christmas Parade Tomorrow 7:30 p.m. Christmas Parade Tomorrow 7:30 p.m. apolis Expetl Coining Here Attain GEO. L. HOWK Well-known expert, of India....,.„.. will personally demonstrate his me thod without c liaise nt ihe Noble Hotel. IMythrvlllf. Mondny. L>c<- 12th from 9 A.M. to L2 noon. Mr Howe &ays Llie Iloive inet ho<l contracis tlic opi^nUiirs In remarkably short time on the average case; regardless of the st7e or location of (he rupture, and no matter ho\v rmich you HE or strain. ;\urt puts you back to ^voik the , day P.F efficient os before you acre ruptured. The Howe Rupture Shield hrnr. no !CR strap; waterproof. Eruiltary. practically Indestructible, ami can t>e worn while bathing. Each shield Is skill fully molded and lilted to the parts under he,-u which gives a perfect, nt and satisfaction. Large tind difficult rupture? fol- lO'-vlns operations especially tollch- cd. 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