The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 28, 1950 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 28, 1950
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PAGE TWO Senator Attacks Filmland 'Dope' Johnson Claims • > •Narcotics Smuggled From Communist China COURIER NEWS {WASHINGTON, March 2». Senator Edwin o. Johnson <D-Colo) says that narcotics &re being smuggled Into Hollywood from Communist -Chins. , 'Johnson, chairman of the Senate .. Commerce Commute*, made tills statement on the Senate floor yesterday in the course of & Jresh attack he launched against the movie capital's distribution of the lilni ; "Stromboll," Lashing out at RKO studios for backing Roberto Rosscllini, Italian director of the film and father of actress Ingrld Bergman's son, Johnson said: BosselUnl B Druf Addict ,"He (Rbssellinl) has been for many years and Is nor a notorious 'cocaine addict,- He associates habitually with an international gang 'of "narcotic smugglers and . dope runners.'This criminal gang Ls credited with being the pipeline through TJhich the supply of narcotics Is smuggled. Into Hollywood from Communist sources'In China-" 'Arguing that RKO had full knowledge of Rosselllnl when the studio entered' Into ari-arrangement •with him for production of "Stromboll," Johnson : added: RKO Sold on Sex ."Rosselllnl sold them on the Idea that he would produce just what they we're, looking for, a red-hot, jestjr; film, lurid and devastating. Johnson said he made the statements because "I want the Amxrl- eari public to understand .clearly what type of individuals are making pictures for them." H« ' added that he would have more to any about Hollywood and narcotics at a later date. It is, he said, "one of the most revolting and at the same time he art-breaking stories of all times." Besldes^he drug addiction allegation, Johnson accused Rosselllni of black marketeerlng and wartime collaboration with the Nazis. Director of Stromboll Rossellinl- directed "Stromboll," which starred Miss Bergman. It is now being shown In the U S. movie houses under the ausplcies of RKO. Miss Bergman recently gave birth to, a son by Rossellini, although married at the time to Dr. Peter Undstrom, Los Angeles physician. Bhe now is seeking custody of their daughter, pl». Johnson, who has. proposed licensing of actors and actresses and regulation of the mterstate • transportation of motion pictures, tbld the Senate that Rossellinl "admitted" his drug addiction in open ,court while seeking an annulment of marriage to hij last wife in Austria. H«"' said he regretted that .the motion picture industry, which "rallies *o whole-heartedly to every rood cause, has a blind spot on the morals question " , ^Crocodile catching In Uganda, Bast Africa, Is centered about Lake Kyoga. r^TF^Tf^WT' M^' & IV 4 i '**& - % '-<•*' l r* 'jt'V-, Ji'^ -(V'A ,r „ *,, i TUESPAY, MARCH », Executive Wins Bollingen Prize For Poetry Work NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 28. ff) —A 70-year-old Hartford Insurance Company executive wlio writes verse »hcn he has the time, has been awarded the $1,000 Bollingen 'oetry Prize. Announcement of the award to Wallace Stevens, vice president of he Hartford Accident and Indem- ilty Company, was made by James T. Babb, librarian of Yale Univer- ilty which administers the prize 'or the Bollingen Foundation. The foundation, established by Paul Mellon, Yale '29, asked Yale o administer the award after the Library of Congress selection committee had given the prize to Ezra Pound, expatriate American poet ndlctcd for treason. Pound, Indicted because of his wartime broadcasts In Fascist Italy, never was tried and now is In a mental institution. • • : Stevens, the committee said, was chosen "for his contributions to Grand Jury Resumes Indicting in Malvern Gambling Cleanup MALV^RN, Ark., March 28. («")— A grand Jury already reported to have indicted 21 persons in connection with gambling and bootlegging In dry Hot Springs County, resumed its work here today. A source close,to the grand Jury said last night that the Jury has returned 28 Indictments, containing 50 counts, against 21 persons. ' The special session was ordered following raids Saturday at 20 business establishments in which more than 60 gallons of liquor and 20 slot machines were confiscated. Circuit Judge Roy banuser ordered the jury to break up bootlegging and gambling which he compared to "the gangsterism of prohibition days." Gas Refunds'Ordered For Northeast Arkansas LITTLE ROCK, March 28. MV- Natural gas consumers In 14 Northeast Arkansas cities will get refunds averaging $18 each from ttie Arkansas Power and Light Company. The Arkansas Puhlic Service Commission yesterday ordered refunds paid to residential and commercial customers in Alicia, Bald Knob. Bntesville, Hoxte, Jonesboro, Judsonla, Kcnsctt. Newark, Newport, Searcy, Swifton, Tuckerman, Walnut Ridge and Diaz. The refund represents the reduction in price of gas the company buys from Mississippi River Fuel Corp., which went Into effect in 1946. , Virtually all streams and lakes in Uganda are infested with crocodiles.- SPUDS GET THE BLUES-At Cohocton, N Y workmen Tt • dyToTTaxUvT n Pl - nt ? pniy a , frci S | " carl ™ d <*' Potatoes with tl q , L. P y bluc color Thc surplus sputls, bought by the U. S. to keep pnces up, are d.ed blue to prevent theirbcintfnsed for commercial purposes. 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Jf ;.„„ rfon't agree that you feel really hctlcr, aro your own hright-eycdfclf again,your money will he refunded in • * --.~..^j .T,,, i,\, I«,(,IMU(;II m pill WOODS DRUG STORE Phone 507— BlyrhevilU —Courier News rhofo MANILA STORM ' DAMAGE—The Manila baseball park and play-' ground area north of the town were hard hit by rcroclous winds Sunday night. Most of the bail park's light poles were tilted by the winds ana one pole (center background) was sriapiwd by the wind. It, crashed onto the ttxl of the grandstnnd. The area was littered with pieces of sheet, metal ripped Irom nearby houses and buildings. Fog Blindfolds New York City NEW PORK, March 28. (AP) — Heavy fog blindfolded New York City early today, disrupting shipping and keeping a score of planes circling for hours ^over the area wnlting for a chance'to land. At La Guardla field, the duty officer said son-i airliners had "been sitting up there" In the air since shortly after midnight,'waiting for the fog to clear'enough to permit landing. The weather bureau said the fog would lift this forenoon. The liner queen Elizabeth prevented by the fog from making its .scheduled docking yesterday, postponed docking until 12:45 p.m. Docking of other Inbound ships aLso was delayed. South Counts Storms Damage ATLANTA, March 28. (/T) — A battered south today counted one dead and 43 hurt after spring blew her top with assorted tornadoes, hurricane winds and dust and rain storms, For nearly 48 hours the irii'cap weather reeled with destructive whimsy from the Ohio River to the Gulf of Mexico. Damage was estimated In the hundreds of thousands of dollars. More than 200 homes in Kentucky. Mississippi. Arkansas. Alabama and Louisiana were wrecked In whole or in part, 'mostly the latter. The only fatality was reported yesterday at New Ibprla. La., when a woman touched wire fence fence, charged with 2400 volts from a fallen power line. Four Men Buried In Snow Slide SALT LAKE CITY, March 28. <AP)—A snow slide buried Tour highway maintenance men for almost an hour yesterday, killing one of thorn. Two of the men dug their way out and brought help. The dca<t man was Ross Pillerup, 37, of Murray, Utah. He was brought to a hospital here two hours after the avalanche buried a state highway department pickup truck and rotary snow plow in Little Cottonwood Canyon, southeast of here. Rescuers shoveled an opening to the cab of a pickup truck in which Melvin Walker. 53. was buried with Flllcrup. The slide smashed the windshield and flliert the cab with snow. Walker told rescuers that for "only a split second we heard a rumbling" before the avalanche engulfed the vehicle. Lee J. 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The bJaz2 has wiped out from 50,000 to 100,000 acres of timber and is threatening grasslands tinder-dry from lack of moisture, /Reported under control yesterday, the blna; started anew at the southernmost tip of the fire area, Legionnaires to See Hunting, Fishing Film "Hunting and Fishing in Alaska" Is the title of a film to be shown members of Dud Cason Post 24 of American poetry." The selection committee was composed of poets and others distinguished In the world of letters. "Under the terms of the gift." the committee said, "the prize may be given to a poet for a book published in the preceerfing year, or, as In this case', in consideration of the poet's entire work." American Leg| Qn when they m«e* T.l le .V 68 ' 0 " Hut tonight. , T j leD " !m Is to be shown by Sanford Shellou, post vlce-cS^ani; Louis Greene announced. .The meeting is to begin at t °<- 1(x * a»d .the program win be ft,* lowed by a regular business sess on. The State Financial Responsibility LAW Is Very Strict! 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