The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 8, 1952 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 8, 1952
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DEC. «i 1952 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COUHIER NEWS PAGE FIVE Drafting of Election Law CHancieS Starts BJ- WILLIAM F. ARBOGAST WASHINGTON 'W> .— A special House committee today started drafting proposed changes in the federal election laws, but the odds appeared to be against anything being done about them by Congress, : -. At least, nothing has been done in a major way in the election law field for more than a decade,despite biennial arguments of politicians and congressional committees that something ought to be done. '.'.'•,.. This year's committee, headed by Rep. Boggs (D-La), held a week of hearings during which there was widespread support for changes in present law in the lighl of newer and more streamlinec campaigning methods. Particularly, there was strong sentiment for lifting of the presen ceiling of three million-,dollars on the money a political committe may raise and spend in one year and boosting limits that individual may contribute and .that cand! dates for Congress may spend These ceilings have been the sann since 1039. ' Witnesses representing both bii political parties were in ngreernen during the hearings that the pre sent spending ceiling has cause he creation of numerous Independ nt committees, each ol which can pend up to the limit. • Estimates of the total spent on tie 1052 national campaign run as igh as 100 milHon dollars, despite he apparent Intent of the original aw to hold spending to three mil- ions by each political party. With so many committees opera- ing in a campaign, witnesses asserted," it Is, next to impossible to co-ordinate activities ^ and have some centralized responsibility for inancfal accounting. Some people want the federal aws' extended to cover primaries and pre-convention contests, which are not controlled now. Boggs himself admitted at the end of hearings thai the present laws aren't realistic and have a tendency to encourage evasions. He said his committee Intends to make a strong request to the incoming Congress to change the Inu*. Many of the recommendations made by a similar committee fn 1950, _and by earlier committees, may be incorporated in the Boggs committee's report. But if they meet the same fate of previous recommendations, they will be permitted to die. froubtn. Peace or World War ML will depend loo lai«d«rteo« titlliYrS'olmtanlfit itol* d kaid bo/gain, Wonts plenty of pncuhong forbfll«S Helena Youth Shoots Santa HELENA, Ark. (IP] — They shot Santa Clan. 1 ; here Friday night. As Helena's annual Christmas parade foiled along, a small onlooker ook Mm with his water pistol, lied the trigger and shot Santa ails' smack In the /ace. EISENHOWER INHERITS TROUBLES GALORE^AUer January 20, President Dwieht Elsenhower will fyid he has plenty of work cut out for him in the field ot foreign affairs. Above Newsmap locates countries where the new President can expect to find most ol his headaches. -r Political observers of the tie* world agree that lh« majority of all the problems »tem from expansionist tendencies of , : , ' - the Soviet Union. London's Worst Smog Lifts After Four Days of Blackout 'Talking' Horse Called on to Play Dectective in'Search for Youth . RICHMOND; va. <#> — A 27- year-old "talklpg" horse has been called iri .to play, detective in the search for a missing Rhode Island youngster. The youngster, 9-year-old Gary Hayman, disappeared from the'ex- etcr State School near Providence, R. I., Sept. 23 and hasn't been seen since. ; , Mrs. Benjamin Hayman, clinging to the hope that her son is still alive, cnlted the Richmond Times- DJspatch yesterday from Rhode. Island and asked that a newsman be sent to query Lady Wonder, a horse whose amazing "answers' to questions .once prompted two .= psychologists to tab her a "genuine phenomenon." The Times-Dispatch sent reporter Bill Mcllwain to "interview" Lady, who pecks out her ah, swers on a giant typewriter-like contraption.. When she answers, she lowers her chin to touch levers jutting out from slots containing letters. The letters pop up, spell' ing out her answers. When Mcllwain asked if Gary, n mute, were alive, Lady pushed , out "yes"." Then she spelled out the word "hurt" nnd when Mcllwain asked where the boy is, Lady replied "truck." ; When asked where'the truck was, Lady said "Kansas." Mcllwain repeated the question twice and got the same answer.. : Then he asked if Gary could be'found. ^ "Yes," said Lady. When Mrs. Hayrnan learned-of ' Lady's responses, she said: "Oh God, I hope .he's safe, '. hope he'.s safe." -: .> She said It was difficult to con ceive of her son having got to Kansas, but added .that he ma; have been hit by a passing motor 1st and perhaps carried away. She said she had given all avail able Information to Rnode^ Islam police to pass .on to Kansas au tho'rities. Mrs. Hayman heard about Lad: Wonder through a newspaper stor; three days ago which told of th horse helping to find the body a r.iissing 4-year-old Massachu eetts boy. DIst. Ally. Edmund R. Dewin said Lady gave the answers tha led searchers Thursday to the body of' Danny Matson, who had been missing, from his Quincy, Mass., home since January, 1951. 'It's stranger than fiction," said Dewing. "And we kept it a "secret because-we didn't want people to think we" we're completely out ol our mErids." ' .: In the Matson case, Dewing said a. friend questioned the horse anc was told the ' animaK answerec nP!> fSn Pittsfield water wheel?" .On the basis of .that information, a .de- tectlve was dispatched to Pittsfield, Mass., but learned nothing. "We got io mulling it over," ewing said, "and we thought the nessage might have been twisted —that the poor/old ; horse mea.nt jo say 'pit Field Wijde water.' "; A search : of the Fielde-Wllde By PHIL CLARKE i LONDON (JPi— London's great fog --worst in the city's long history— jegan to lift today and the grimy Britons got their first peck at the sun In four days. The thick murk, laden with tons of. choking soot from the British! capital's thousands of chimney pots began to clear soon after dawn. For the past three days transportation In the sprawling city has ben all but paralyzed. Some persons were killed or injured in accidents, and the underworld unleashed a new crime wave behind the dense smog curtain. The transport tieup blocked milk supplies into the city and a critical short age. threatened. As trucks were delayed, many babies went hungry. But by 10 a. m. today London's buses, subways, taxis and motorcars were running at nearly el pace again, and the Monday midmorning rush hour went off without serious bitch. Milk and other food supplies flowed back info the city normally and shipping In the authority to order the first power cut of the winter. . With 500 airliners grounded, the fog has cost the airlines $6 EI m ute since Friday morning. The capital also was piling up the biggest cleaning bill ever In dirty curtains and upholstery. Plants and offices will have to pay for the fog In hard cash hrough lost output resulting from workers arriving late or not at all Fires blazed unhindered while firemen were stalled in the fog Blackjack gangsters struck and melted into the darkness. Desuer ately sick persons waited hours for ambula'hces. This First-Grader Didn't Squirm, He Swallowed Pencil Handles* Artist Opents Art Show uarry In Quincy was ordered. The liild's body was found there. But Dewing warned against put- ng too much faith In Lady's ;atements, ' . "We.just happened to be lucjcy," ; .said. "I wouldn't want every- ne with troubles to think the an-1 mal could solve'their problems." Lady Is owned by Mrs. Claudia Fonda, who hns turned down nu- ierous offers to )et her pet go with carnival or circus>, Mrs. Fonda ets^the public quiz Lady at a rate if three questions for a dollar. The horse has been the subject if numerous studies and articles »y medical experts. One of the irst such examinations, by two Duke University psychologists in 928, resulted in a conclusion-that jady Is a "genuine phenomenon. 1 ' Mrs. Eisenhower Honors War Dead GREAT NECK, N. Y ; (/Pj—Mrs, Dwizht D. Eisenhower laid a wreath on the -soldiers memorial iri the village green during Pearl Harbor Day ceremonies yesterday, and. then stood silent with her eyes closed for half a minute. Asked later what her thought; were then, she replied: "I was saying a prayer for the men In Korea and for the guidance of my husband;" • ' R«ad Courier C!?6sified Ads Thames. River began to 'Untangle. A' heavy haze still hung over many -parts of the city and its outskirts, however, and- operators of London's two big-airports a watt- ed-the signal for resuming takeoffs and landings. . \ '. , First reports on the smog's crime ave listed dozens of burglaries. One robber climbed 60 feet up the utside of a fashionable Hyde Park parlment building to steal $28,000 vorth of furs and jewels from.a bird-floor iflat. . : • A, six-man gang attacked an American airman, William J. Bliss ast night in a. London suburb. They punched him tn the face, robed him of his wristwatch and iome ' American dollars and. escaped In the mist. Since Friday the dark pall hat lung, sooty and inescapable across the 40-mile width of this city area of nine million persons. The freak fog, which left towns only 15 miles south of London In bright' sunshine, already . had cos several lives, dozens-_ : of injure and daniHges running' into mil lions of pounds. . . While honest men, with reddene' eyes and sore, throats, grope their way through the smog, crim inals had their best cover In years "I'm afraid we shall find.som bodies floating around the dock when this lots lifts," ft patrolma observed. With lights burning through th day^in every home and oflici thff'electriclty consumption soarec forcing the nationalized electricity ST. LOUIS Iff^ A 23-year-old. ex- GI who lost the use of his hands on Okinawa in World War II opened his first one-man art show here yesterday. He is Billy Morrow Jackson of '.. Louis, who turned to art as a ehabilitation aid while In an Army ospltal. At the start his hands look uncontrollably, an afterrriath shell explosion which blew im from a foxhole on the Pacific stand in ST. LOUIS ffl — ' pupils can get pretty "restless in school; Some sriuirm in their seats. Others scribble. But not Jimmy Richarz. This 5- year-old swallowed his three-inch wooden pencil. Then he calmly- walked up 1 to hts teacher and told her aboutjl. Jimmy's been Just ns unconcerned about the. pencil lodged In his upper iptestlne ever since the incident happened last-Friday. He just sits up in his hospHal bee and plays with his toys. Dr. Andrew Signorelli, medtca director' at Faith Hospital, says the pencil may be eliminated with out surgery. Jimmy says he doesn't feel any pain. Daily X-raj examination keeps the pencil's po sHlon charted. Incidentally, Jimmy's mother Mrs. Henry Richarz,, in employee by a firm which manufacture; pencils. . . . ower Plant ombings delayed Truce PHILADELPHIA, (/Pj—The pow ants along the Yalu River we ombed by U. N, airmen last sum \er at a "tragic Umc," the India el PR ate to the U. N. V, K. Krlshn Menon. satd yesterday. Menon jsald the bombing ral One ton of magnesium 1* con lalned in every 1,114,000 gallon of water from. Moses Lnlce, Wash 1944. Later a.riiirse entered a portrait : a fellow patient done by Jackon 'In A. county fair. It won. a ilue ribbon,-and Jackson worked o become an artist. He Is now an assistant in art it the University of Illinois while iudying for his master's degree. MOX Show Starts Weekdays ;? :00 Sat. Sun 1 '.00 Always a Double Feature NEW Air Conditioned By Refrigeration 'Your Community Cent'er" MANILA, ARK. Matinees Sat. & Sun. 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