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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, November 14, 1950
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'C/eon House or Lose Freedom', Doctor Tells Medical Group Ferguson Asks Senate Committee To Take Over Un-American 'Hunt' B.V JOHN' CIMDWICK WASHINGTON, Nov. 14. (,Vl — Senator Ferguson (R-Mtch) proposed today that the Senate Judiciary Committee take over Investigations of un-American activities as a regular part of its Job. He noted that a Judiciary subcommittee on immigration, headed by Senator McCarran (D-Nev), already has done some work in this field and salt! It Is equipped (o go into it on a full-scale basis. In effect, Ferguson proposed that the subcommittee become a Senate counterpart of the Mouse un-American Activities Committee. Some other Republicans have talked about setting up such a group in the next Congress. Republican victories In last week's elections gave fresh Impetus to the Idea. Some GOP winners have claimed that » factor in their success was a campaign claim that Democrats whitewashed Senator McCarthy's (R-Wis) charges of Communist Infiltration of the State Department. Ferguson said he long has felt 1 the Senate should give more attention to the whole field of un-American activities. ' "It's a Job that needs to be done and the judiciary committee can do it," he told a reporter. Among other things, he said, "the public is entitled to an investigation of this whole question of Communist Infiltration into the government and will not be satisfied until It has been done, and neither will I." No Need fnr Special Committee Ferguson said he saw no particular need to create a special Senale' committee to handle the Job since the Judiciary group has ample authority to go ahead. McCarthy has suggested the Job might we'll DC handled by an Expenditures Sub- had no Immediate comment. Ferguson accused the Justice Department of delaying action to force the registration of the Communist Parly and of front groups. f!e also complained of imnecessarv confusion in handling the law's immigration provisions, as did Keating. Under the act. Communist and committee headed by Senator Hoeyj Communist - front ministration of Security Law. Much of the iD-NC). McCarthy Is a member of Ferguson said (hat when Congress returns later this month he will press the Judiciary Committee to make a prompt inquiry into ad- thc new Internal act, passed over President Truman's veto, was fashioned by the Judiciary's Immigration Subcommittee. Ferguson was one of the authors of its provisions requiring the registration of Communist and Communist-front organizations. He said he expected other members of the committee to go along with his demand for an Immediate investigation of whether a deliberate attempt was being made to sabotage the law. Kealinf Makes Accusation Rep. Keating (R-NY). accusing the administration of "undermining" the law. yesterday made n simitar demand for an investigation. Keating said in a letter to Secretary of State Achcson that the Department apparently sought to undermine the law bv malad- ministration. The State Department orsanizntions were required to rep-ls'tcr within so days but none has done so. The next step is for the Attorney General to certify to the new Subversive Activities Control Board the organizations which he thinks arc required to register. His citation may Ire contested at a public hearing before the Hoard and any hoard ruling may be appealed to the courts, Ferguson called it Inexcusable that the Justice Department has not cited Ihe Communist Partv nor a single front organization for failure to register. The Board, whose five members were recently named by President Truman, only yesterday found offices in the Reconstruction Finance Corporation Building, rt plans to move in Monday and set up a slaff. The President's nominations for the Board, created by the act, will come before the Judiciary Commlc- tee for consideration \rtien Congo-?<= returns. This alone will give t'^ committee a chance to examine imu administration of the law. II Communists Seek Help of Foreign Lawyers NEW YORK, Nov. 14. (n;~ The eleven convicted Communist leaders said yesterday they will try to set prominent lawyers from other countries to aid in arguing their appeal in the U.S. Supreme Court They said they had tried In vain to get two leading American lawyers to join In the appeal— based on a contention that the Smith Act, under which they were convicted, Is imcoDstitutlonal. The convicted Communists said In a statement that "many" of the American lawyers contacted "agreed that the Smilh Act Is unconstitutional. but none would face dangers of arguing that today." ST. LOUIS, Nov. U. American Medical Profession must "clean its own house" or it will lose Its freedom, » medical leader safd today. Dr. Hamilton W.' McKay of Charlotte, N. c., president of the Southern Medical Association _ second largest general medical group In the country-told the annual meeting of that organization: "If the people can not convince themselves that organized medicine is taking vigorous steps to correct its own shortcomings, they will insist that the initiative for action be transferred to other hands." -'Unless and until the doctor on main street faces up to the deficiencies of his profession and wants those weaknesses corrected, there will be no progress." Doctori Should Improve Practice Autl For one thing, he said, doctors should take the initiative In improving "mcdicai practice acts which In many states permit doctors to carry out procedure—operative and otherwlse-for which they ar« either trained nor competent.' "I am not speaking »bout criminal abortion, violation of the Harrison Narcotics Act or othenlike offenses," he said. "Neither am I thinking about the honest mistakes that each of us make every day. "I am referring to the medical man or surgeon—usually In the small hospital—who can not or will not make proper studies to arrive at a diagnosis or have a diagnosis made, often these m en are res- ponslble for the health of hundreds of people." He said at another point"Another area in which we have done a sorry Job'is In professional self-discipline. "The doctor who has a license to practice medicine and joins a county medical society Is usually fixed for life. "Unless he Is convicted by a court for some criminal offense, he can continue to enjoy the rights and priveleges of. responsible doctors even though he, himself, prac- t ces over-charging, neglect of pa- tlenLs, and non-support of organized medicine." Russia's Lack of Oil Prevents Her Waging War, Says Dr. Eglo the position More than 1700 merchant vessels carry the American Gliders Banned VIENNA— IH'i— in December. 1949 the Russians gave permission to glider enthusiasts to take up their sport ngnin. Recently, however, the Soviets banned glider flying in (he Russian zone and proposed that the four allies occupying Austria dissolve the glider pilots' nlub The western allies refused, so Soviet zone pilots now do their flying in the American, British and French zones. The reason for the Russian about-face is obscure, American officials said It is possibly designed to limit glider activity until the Russians themselves make a strong bid for control of the sport through weil-organied Communist glider groups. LOS ANGELES, Nov 14 }— Russia is not likely to start an all- out war, Dr. Gustav Egloff said today, because she doesn't have control of oil-rich Middle East. "By maintaining control In the hands of the democratic countries the tide may eventuall by turned against Communistic expansion and peace maintained throughout the world," said the research director for Universal oil Products Co Chicago. Russia Has Only 8 f fr Ceai Dr. Egloff said Russli now has only eight per cent of the world's production of crude oil and only 25 Iier cent of the estimated world oil reserves. Democratic nations control virtually all thft rest. But he said the Soviet Union Isn't sitting still and she and her satellites are producing at least 100,000 barrels a day of synthetic liquid fuels from coal and oi! shale Secretary of the interior Oscar L. mnutes If n W °° more get a Ifhe extra room...ease of nandlmg...famous dependability of today's big, rugged Dodge ! ^ you'll •iuc.m.r'roTOHwl'il' 5 !"'^ '"'"*''»". Am! compare ll,c lumlliiK- wnsivo cars can't rn lU h-l" ' "" casc ' ' ' lll ° riliirI S smoothness ° •'g room, si,,,,,!,!,.,, room! 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Enitchpienl machinery will be Installed at the farmers co-operative society mills, the biggest In Thailand. Thai health officials will de- termine th« different vlUmiru be used depending on nneareh ' suits. Rlc« for export ^ „ countrte. will not be enrich*! WHY RAY FANCY PRICE! FOR GOOD WHISKEY?] cliange to silkenWILKEN it's's smart $2.65 full pint The wise choice is Wilkcn Whiskey! It's fi ne whiskey—with mellow country-style flavor exactly as you like it. Tonight... si|> a nip of Wilken ... so smooth it's positively si » riooi .;ox I I I I J I I I I I I I I I I WHICH WQULp YOU CHOOSl? I I I I I I I I I I I I I th !n any quantlty , pt • "MEET CORLISS ARCHER' f or delightful comedy. CBS - Sundays - I r-.M., Central linn Ark-Mo Power Co.

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