The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 15, 1949 · Page 2
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PAGE TWO "^^""™ " ' • — _ Jurors to Probe Maragon's Deals U.S. District Attorney Says Witnesses Have Been Notified WASHINGTON, Dec. 15. (AP)-A federal gratia Jury will beein nex Tuesday looking Into the case o John Maragon, accused by Senate investigators of giving false testimony In the "five per center" Inquiry. Maragon used to visit the White House frequently to see his friend Maj. Gen. Harrv Vaughn, President Truman's military alile. U.S. Attorney George Morris Fay said a number of witnesses have been summoned before the grand Jury. He did not name them. But some are expected to be the same people who testified at the five percenter hearings about Maragon's activities. Members of the Senate investigating subcommittee have accused Maragon of giving testimony that constituted "a clear-cut case of perjury." The committee =ent a transcript of the hearings to the Justice Department ?;ith n request for action. The committee was trying to find out whether there was any Influence peddling in connection with the activities of aRents who, for a fee or percentage, try to lineup government, contracts for businessmen. Maragon testified at closed sessions but refused to answer questions at an open hearing on the grounds of possible self-incrimltia- tion. The record of the closed hearings, later made public, showed that. Maragon denied he ever received any money for negotiating business with the government., witnesses at. the open hearings testified that, he had received fees and expenses. Committe. staff investigators also produced information indicating thai Maragon had deposited nearly $120,000 in banks during a five-year period in which he claimed to be making only about $6,000 yearly. (ARK.) COURIER NEWS - - - - I HERO'S HAPPY HOUR—Plucky Mike Rector, who'll be five years old Dec, 23, Is a happy hero, because he's going home for Christmas after more than a year of battling (he agony of burns over 70 per cent of his body. On Nov. 12, 1948. two boys seized Mike and set fire to his cowboy suit. The doctors shook their heads. Seldom had anyone so badly burned lived. Uut they didn't give up. Neither did Mike. And now he hopes lo leave Casualty Hospital, Washington, D. C., to go home for a few hours and see what banta brought in response lo the leller his sister. Rose, ii helping him write. College Art Instructor Suggests Creative Toys CHICAGO —wv- Give the kids Christmas gifts that will make them use their heads and hands, advises Miss Melba Rcay, Instructor of arts and crafts at George Williams College, Chicago. "Because most toys are readymade, children are learning to expect, ready-made answers or printed instructions for all of life's problems, and never have a chance to develop the imaginative, creative spirit and skill that are so urgently needed in the adult world." she says. "Children need practice In executing their own ideas with their 1 hands." Circuit Court Okays El Dorado Annexation EL DORADO. Ark., Dec. IS. (API —El Dorado's effort to annex adjacent suburban areas had Circuit Court approval yesterday. Circuit Judge Gils W. Jones yesterday ruled In favor of annexation nf about 1.120 acres of suburban area, with a population of about 3,500. The ruling came at the end of a two-day hearing on the matter. The annexation was approved by the City Council and by El Dorado voters in an election last spring. However, tlie county court denied the annexation petition, and the city appealed to Circuit Court. Attorneys for opponents Indicated that yesterday's Circuit Court ruling will be appealed to the s prcme court. Football Injury Fatal For Negro Youth, 15 MOT SPRINGS. Ark,. Dec. 15. l,p) — A 15-year-old Negro boy. Will Clardy. died in a Hot Springs hospital late yesterday from Injuries received in a grade school football game here last week. Hospital officials said the boy suffered a broken leg which became Infected briorc he was brought to the hospital for treatment. While in Europe most starch Is made from potatoes, over 90 per cent of that manufactured In the United States is derived from corn Search for $5 Advance From Fireman a Puzzle SAN BERNARDINO. Calif— r/T>j— Carmen Oarcla. 23. might, stlil be digging If the cops hadn't showed up. Officers spotted him In a railroad yard anxiously scratching dlrl from under ties. Garcia explained that a switch engine fireman had left hii i a $5 loan under one ot the ties, but "CRlcctcd to say wlilch one. He was jailed on a vagrancy charge. U.S. Renewing Diplomatic Ties With Panama WASHINGTON, Dec. 15. 'AP> — The United states is renewing diplomatic relations with Panama, withheld since Arnulfo Arias took power in a scries of government overturns last month. Secretary of State Acheson announced the decision to a news conference yesterday. He said assurances have been received from Aria:that his government will fulfill Panama's International obligations That. Is a particularly important point for the United "states since the Panama Canal cuts through the heart of the little Latin American country. Acheson noted in a statement that there was no foreign Intervention Involved In the government chang&s In Panama. This reference might have bear- Ing on future American consideration of recognition of the Chinese Communist government. In the case of China, the Communists have had outside support from Russia. THURSDAY, DECEMBER is, 1949 MORE DAYS SHOP EASILY, QUICKLY, ECONOMICALLY at the Spilled Ammonia Forces Oakland Residents to Flee OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 15. (AP>— i V Upwards of 1.000 pcrsoas were fore- I fe TOYLAND STORE-CENTRAL AUTO & 41M2]W.Main -HOME SUPPLY ed Lo flee their homes before diiw vostcrday as waves of ammonia gas spread through 20 ;.quare blocks of We.st Oakland. Scores were overcome and many made ill. Five were known to have been hospitalized. A tank car, filled will: liquid am- I y noniii. was being pumped out at n '• " fertilizer plant when a p i ile s| ,i it »id the cargo spilled into the streets. Gas formed quickly. Eight police cars, with sirens wrenching, moved slowly through he residential area warning ner- ons to flee. . Gas-masked firemen attempted to wash away the ammonia with (reams of water, it was several hours later before evacuees began eturning (« their homes. Battalion Chief Thomas Dolan r aid the tank car contained enough u rnnionla to "kill everyone in the ~ ,rea." As the great fog like clouds drifted through the district, shroudinr- , s nrs, homes and buildings, police- j « ion helped remove hundreds of ' v oeople to safety areas. Many, In- luciing policemen, were overcome Two churches outside the danger one were opened as shelters for the 1'acuec.s. The ammonia was being unloaded t the Farm Service Co. of the Bo.sl i K ertilizcr Co. near Third and Cen- w er streets. K • . ! " Americans average 80 bus rides a t y 1 y y .......^... .*„.,. 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