The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 21, 1950 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, February 21, 1950
Page 12
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f ACtt Approval Given To Housing Bill Hpucc Committee Okay* $2 Million For Building Aid WASHINGTON, Feb. 21. «>J^-The Banking Committee today np- proved an administration bill to set up a $2,000.000,000 corporation to encourage construction of homes for middle Income families. The vote wns 11 to 4. Several committee members' were absent when the vote was taken and can record their jjositions later. lint a committee spokesman sairt this is not expected to overturn the majority favoring the legislation. Tlie Senate Banking Committee probably will take up similar legislation later this week. The legislation was drawn to carry out a recommendation Prcsidcm Truman made to Congress in Ins State of the Union Message In January. The President then said: "To aid middle-income families, 1 recommend that the Congress enact new legislation authorizing a vigorous program to help cooperatives and other non-profit groups build housing which these families can afford." '. The bill would set up a "national ': mortgage corporation for housing cooperative.";," which would make long-term loans to cooperative. 1 ; at low interest rates. Red Cross Unit In Blytheville Adds Personnel The Chickasawba District Chapter of, the American Red Cross 'temporarily has increased ils personnel, , because of the land of work caused by the Hood operations of the office. - G. G. Redman, disaster chairman •for Ihe chapter, sold today that .Miss Amy Van. Hooser, a profcs- ^sional disaster worker from the - Midwest Headquarters nt St. Louis, arrived yesterday to conduct the .'flood relief work. Miss Van Hooser will occupy a ismall office near the chapter office. She will remain here as long .^as the flood situation exists. -' Arriving with Miss Van Hooser was Miss Betty Kluckhohn, a mem- -ber of the auditing staff on flood ^operations at Little Rock. After 'completing a check on the local "operation of disaster relief, she >'•• returned yesterday. r Mrs. ' Floyd Haralson, executive "secretary for the chapter, said that II or 12 new applicants had been ^received for flood assistance from iitheMtljlgan Ridge Area. No new '.applications hnve been received 'from the flood areas at Tomato, iahd Musgrave Bar, bat assistance •'will be continued there since the •/ water Is still high. House Calls FBI Agent in 'Red' Check WASHINGTON, Feb. 21. House Un-American Activities Committee called Matthew Cvelic today to relate what lie learned as an FBI agent about Communist operations during the nine years he nosed as a loyal party member. Frank S. Tavenner. Jr., committee counsel, told reporters that most of Cvetic's testimony will deal with Communist activity In western Pennsylvania. Cvetic, 41, lives in Pittsburgh. Tavenner said Cvetic at times worked closely with Steve Nelson. Nelson has been Identified by the committee as the Communist leader for western Pennsylvania. Tavenner also told reporters In advance of the hearing that Cvetic will name persons he said were active In Communist, work. Committee stair members have been questioning Cvetic behind closed doors since. Saturday. Chairman Wood (D-Ga) said in a sfaiement that Cvetic "made known his willingness" to testify before Ihe committee and the decision lo have him testify in public followed preliminary questioning bv the staff. How the committee learned about Cvetic and his willingness to testify has not been disclosed. Wood said Ci'etfc, while employed by Ihe -U. S. Employment Service In 1941, volunteered to become an nndcr-covcr operative for the federal government. Other commitiee information: He actually joined the party in 1942, and rose slep-by-step to a high position. He was appointed to the nationality commission of the party's natione.l board in 1944, a position he has since held. Dell Neqro Grade School Opened The Dell Negro Elementary School was opened-.yesterday, Alena Wiley, county negro school supervisor, announced today. According lo the supervisor, the building at Dell, the Harrison High School In Blytheville, and the building to be completed soon at Keiser, will cut the number of Negro schools In session in churches or other public buildings to four in the entire calmly. She explained that 12 schools were meeting 10 years ago in buildings constructed for some purpose other than schools. The new school at Cell will accommodate approximately 200 Negro students. It is a three-classroom frame structure. The students will Include former studenLs from Shonyo, Dell, and Ekron. Teachers are Nina Smith, principal; Adelc Smith, intermediate teacher, nnd Georgia tScals, primary teacher. The. new building at Keiser will be for students' from Friendship, Colenian Farms anil Keiser. Drys Halt Fight In Greene County PARAQOULD, Ark.; Feb. 11. </p>— A ficlil to stop the legal sale of llQiior and beer In Greene County has been called off. A spokesman for the Greene County dry forces announced last iilBht that his organization has decided not to appeal to the Arkansas Supreme Court the outcome of a local liquor option contest giving wet forces a victory. He was (he Rev. Jeff Rosseaii P.iragould Baptist Minister and chairman of the committee. The drys won by a margin of 78 voles In a countywifle local option election Inst March 31. Outcome of the votlnu was contested by wet forces. Conscience-Stricken Library Patron fays 'Fine' 12 Years Later Abraham Lincoln walked five miles to return two pennies. George Washington refused to lie to Papa Washington about having chopped (lie i-lurry tire. And here in 1950 is a talc of a young man remembering a debt at Ihe public library after 12 years. Yesterday a young m'nn reported to the library with $2 in hand. He turned the bills over to Mrs. Ira Gray, librarian. Me explained that when he was a fhird-grade student he had checked a book from the library, and lost it. He Ignored her continued reminder cards, and .she had long ago placed [he card in the "lost" file. The young man, now out of school and working, told her that all during tile past years he had worried about the lost book, and his debt to the library. lie insisted on paying more than the $1.40 purchase price of the children's book, just lo have peace of mind. Arkansas Death Toll Reaches 7 tor Week By the Associated Tress At least seven persons have died violently in Arkansas 50 far Ehls week. Latest victim \va.s Mrs. Lena Gipson, 59. of Hartman, Ark., who was injured fatally when she was struck down by a car on Highway 64 about five miles west of Clarksv'Ule Monday night. Previously traffic mishaps took two other lives, a loy^ing accident claimed another and three persons tiled in homicides. Police Deny Knowledge Of Reds Near Hong Kong HONG KONG. Feb. 21. WV-Acting Police Commissioner W. L. B. Sparrow said today his department has no evidence to substantiate a report that 25,0!fO Chinese Communist troops are massed on the Hong ons bolder Tlie police department ordinarily is responsible for the 'JO-mile border with China and should be Ihe first to know about any such development. Blytheville Man's Father Succumbs Word was received here yesterday of the death of A. J. Mann, 16, formerly of Blytheville. He died Feb. 12 at the home of a son, William Mann, at Barber, Ark. , Mr. Mann had been In poor health for a number of years. He was married to Mrs Theo Rich hi 1924, and they made their home In Blytheville until 1938. After Mrs, Mann's death he moved to Barber with a son. Survivors include three sons, William Mann of Barber, Andres S. Mann uf Blytheville, and Rex Mann of Farmlngton, Mo.; and two daughters, Mrs. Eldora Clayton and Mrs. Alton Russell, both of Lakewood, N. J. SPIES Continued from Page One ords from a large brief case, McCarthy told Ihe Semite, however, that MIR ouster of the "big three" would break the back of the reputed spy ring. ' The most important member of thl.s trio \va.s described by McCarthy as "one of our foreign ministers" who is holding "one of the most EmnortanL listening posts in Europe." HP said this ninn had been shadowed and was found to have been in contact with a Soviet agent who in (urn u:is followed to a Soviet Embassy in an unnamed country tlifrro, and that material was turned over to the embassy. ' As his "case No. 1" McCarthy listed an individual he said now is working in the? office of an assistant secretary of state. He said this man was shadowed by a federal intelligence agent in 1IMG and was found to be in contact with an espionage agent. McCarthy said this individual got State Department jobs for two Communists who later were fired. The third member of the trio, a woman, wa.s described by McCarthy as a former top official of the department's Office of International Education, which handles the foreign-beamed Voice of America broadcasts. Livestock Burglars Get Only Handle to Safe at ' First Baptist Church Burglars at the first Baptist i Church last night got oft with just ! the handle of (he safe, and obviously were either conscience- stricken or frightened out of tak i ing the safe. j Church officials today reported i the breaking into the church 'and are warning that they plan to drop their lenient view toward such bur- glaring attempts. i Tlie Rev. E. c. Brown, pastor, t said today that the church had ! heretofore adopted a plan of len- | iency toward those molesting I church property and breaking into the church office but that the church now planned to prosecute ' vigorously anyone caught entering the church without cause, and molesting church property. During the past lew'months several attempts to brenk into the church office have been noted, but losses for the most part have been kept to the minimum. A few purses left in the church have been amonc items taken. NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. III. Feb. 21. MV-(USDA)— Hoss 12,500: weights over HO Ibs and sows 25 to 50 lower than Monday's average; lighter weights 50 to 15 lower; bulk goort and choice 180-240 Ibs 16.1511.00; top 17.25: 250-300 Ibs 15.2516.50; HO-nO'lbs 14.25-16.50; medium and good 100-130 11) pigs 10.2513.75; good and choice sows 400 Ibs down 14.25-15.00; good 410 to 600 Ibs 12.50-14.00; stags 8.50-11.00. . Cattle 2500; cavles 1500; fully steady with Monday's decline; little more than half dozen loads of .steers offered: these mostly medium at 22.00-24.50: medium and good heifers and mixed yearlings '22.50-25.00; common and low medium 18.0022.00; good cows 18.50-19.00; common and medium largely 16.00-17.50; canners and cutters I3.50-lfi.oo. Cape Girardeau Bank Is Robbed of $4,000 CAPE GIRARDEAU. Mo., Feb. 21 —M*i— Police reported that two armed gunmen held up the bank ot Gordonville about, n a m. today and escaped with abuut $4.000. They made their getaway in an automobile driven by a third mar who waited outside. Gordonville it about 10 miles west of Cape Girardeau. Ordinarily only one man Is on duty at the bank. Shortening Price Upped vJINCTNNATI. Feb. 21. Wj—The '< Proctor & Gamble Company today announced an Immediate one-cent a pound increase in the wholesale price of Crisco, Its household shortening. P A; G officials said thr price lxwt "reflects receiil, increases in the cost of vegetable oils." IT PAYS YOU To Keep Year Slio« tn GOOD REPAIR -- H-flLT€RS QUBL1TV SHO€ SHOI Li .w M a i N ST. I r Ml T« W«H< OtUVWB> BV «* U.S. WOULD 'EACH TO THE ( WHAT CAUSES A ( CHATTERING FAUCET? PR06ABW A WORM WASHER £ OR SOME LOOSE PART IN ' THE FAUCET ITSELF. TO CORRECT, REPIACE THt WASHER OK TIGHTEN THE LOOiE PART. WATER is your Cheapest Commodity - - - Use il FREELY! Blytheville W ater Co. Blytheville, Ark. New York Calls PSCHearing on Railroad Safety NEW YORK, Feb. 21. (AP) —Tlie New Vork State Public Stn'lce Commission, probing a Long Island railroad collision In which 29 persons were killed, called witnesses to ail emergency hearing today to study tlie line's safety devices. Immediate purpose of tlie hearing R-as to determine whether the railroad should be forced to Install automatic train stop devices on tlie -ne-way siding at Rockvllle Centre 'here the head-on crash occurred Friday night. Commissioner George A. Ark- wi'lght said the scope of the hearing might extend to the Long Island's safety practices in general. The siding where 29 were killed ind 105 others Injured VBUS protect:d by warning signal, authorities have reported, but there was no automatic device to stop a train if a motorinau ran through a warning lignal. Thirty-eight of the Injured remained in hospitals today, 17 pf them in critical condition. A inotorman blamed by authorities for the tragedy was free in »10,000 bail today. The accused railroad veteran, 55- year-old Jacob Kicfer, of Baldwin, N.P., was arraigned late yesterday in Nassau County District Court at Mineola on a manslaughter charge. The railroad posted the bail. Judge Cyril J. Brown set a liear- ng for March B. The county grand jury, which meets today, may be asked to indict Kicfer. TUKSJJAV, KKBKUARY 21, 1950 Anti-Trust Suit Aimed at Theater NEW YORK. Fcb 21. (/P)—The jovernment charged Lee and J.icob J. Slmbcrt and others in n civil anti-trust suit with monopolizing :he legitimate theater business throughout the country. The suit the famed the- itcr owners and producers was filed by the Justice Department, in federal court here. A 23-page complaint charged that the defendants "by virtue of their combined control of booking ami jresentation have successfully elim- nated competition" in a number of arge cities. firemen Buck Pickets To fxtinguish Blaze BROOKVILLE. Pa., Feb. 31. M'J --Firemen fought their way through a band of men identified as coal strike pickets today to put out a tire at n mine tipple near tills western Pennsylvania mining community. One fire company from neighboring Summer-vine was stopped by a barrage of stones. Another fire fighting outfit from Brookville. five miles to Hie north, got through the road.block and put out the fire at the non-union sin-face mine owned by W- \V. Carrier. VOGELER Continued from Page One statements to the court United States Minister Nathaniel Davis had been barred from visit- Ing Vogeler and Sanders during their three months In custody, immediately after the sentencing he called a news conference for 4 p.m. (9 a.111. . CST) (In New York, Paul Hiideinann, a Standard Oil Company of New Jersey executive who was expelled by Hungary In September, 1948, after signing a sabatage confession, commented: "In Hungary today a man can be forced to 'confess' because he sees nothing else to do He is confined in a dungeon with no hope of getting out unless he docs confess. He is deprived of food anci w a t e r, questioned constantly, brought to such mental and pliy- seinl exhaustion that anything — even prison — seems better than what he is going through." The prosecution had demanded the severest penalty — presumably death—but the court said It had taken his plea for leniency under consideration. Says He's "Sorry" Plt'iiiiing Builly to all counts of an Indictment which charged him with espionage, sabotage and attempting lo drive a wedge between Hungary and the Soviet Union, Vogeler had told the eo'.irt: "1 am sorry for the detriments'.! deeds I committed and 1 ask for a mild sentence." Vender's Hungarian lawyer, Imre Bard, declared the defendant had "caused blood and tears" but asked the court to consider the fact his client had been under military discipline from his youth, had spent only eight to 10 weeks in Hungary and regretted his acts. "1 know I have to suffer punishment," Vogeler said in his finn! plea to the court yesterday The yoims businessman had been roving Fluropenn representative for the I. T. & T. since 194S. fn his confession he said he used his position only "as a cover for my espionage work.' He told tlft court that he had been a U.S. spy. trained in technical espionage, since 1942. In Chicago in 194;! (In Vienna, his Belgian-horn wife, Lucile, termed the charge 1 .igai'ist Vogcler "utterly rtdin' 1 -" and fanlaslic." She said she BII'' her r"'sband were in Chicago. III. in 10"2 and asked: "Who was he supposed to be spying against there?" Commenting on his confession, Mrs. Vogeler said "It is obvious to anyone who knew Bob at all that he has been drugged or subjected to some kind of torture to make him say all these things." (Sosthenes Behn. chairman of the board of I. T. and T., issued a statement in New York last week saying the charges against Vogeler were "fantastic in the extreme and totally untrl'e." He expressed Ihe brlief t;iat the confessions by Vo- gekr and Sanders "could only have been made under circumstances of e. x 11- e m e duress, coercion and threats.") Vogeler's arrest last Nov. '18 as hi 1 was leaving Budapest for Vienna Room Damaged in Fire Live coals In ashes was believed to have been the cause of a fire at noon yesterday In the furnace room of Phillips Motor Company. One wall of Ihe room suffered minor damage. strained diplomatic relations between the United States and Hungary. Protesting Ihe fact that Vogeler was held Incommunicado for three mom IK without being allowed to see American diplomatic representatives, the State Department ordered two Hungarian consulates closed In the U.S. and banned American travel to Hungary. Negro Deaths Funeral services for Joseph Haf Jord, 71, were conducted »t 1 ^jL" today at the Horne Funeral Horn. Chapel by the Key. M. PreeaaHS died yesterday at his home at va East Colderldge. Burial was at th» Sandy Ridge Cemetery. Rilts for Ronnie D. Brooks In fant son of Gladys Lemon, we« conducted this morning by the Re» M. Fieeman at the Horne Puneral Home Chapel. Burial was tn the Sandy Ridge Cemetery. Ogden, Utah's second largest **V was named after peter Skehefif.' den, a frontiersman who was * Hudson's Bay company brlgad* leader. Famous dramatic actor RAYMOND MASSEY, says: "I drink'and serve smooth, sociable Schenley" You, tic,-ill "Joy smoo ' h l!°I! 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