The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 30, 1952 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, July 30, 1952
Page 12
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BLTTXET1LLB (ARK.) MM Death of M'Mahon Will Tighten Battle For Senate Control By EDWIN B. HAAK1NSOX WASHINGTON W>— Most politicians »£«ed today the unexpected death of Sen. Brlen McMahon (D- U.S. General Is Convicted Grow Found Guilty Of Letting Diary Fall to Communists FT. MEADE, Mtl. (/Py—The American general who was reported by the Russians to have kept a dlciry advocating a hlt-'cm-first war with the Soviet Union has been convicted of letting his ditiry frill into Communist hands. Technically, MaJ. Gen, Robert W. Grow was found guilty by a court martial yesterday of two offenses: Jolting down military secrets in his personal diary nnd falling to safeguard classified data. He WEIS sentenced to a reprimand, which will count against future promotion, nnd suspension from command for six months. Maximum penalty would have been ftvft years confinement, discharge, and forfeiture of pay and allowances. The hugh-huah week-long trial before eight generals was so secret that even now the actual evidence against Grow, 57-year-old hero of two world wars, has not been made publEc. Newsmen were even forbidden to contact those Involved. What his diary really contained also Is veiled (n secrecy. But if propaganda Russia poured out last year to bolster war-monger ing charges against the United States is correct, the diary said In part: "Warl as soon as possible! Now . ,'. the time Is ripe for a blow this year (1951) . . . we must lenrn that in this war It Is fnlr to hit below the belt. We must understand that this war ia total war and is fought with nil weapons." This Is the story behind the court martial: Early last year Grow was B military attache at the U. S. Embassy In Moscow. He went to Frankfurt, Germany, on official business. While there, a Russian spy allegedly crept into his room during his absence, .stole his tiiary, photo graphed it. and then returned It.' The Soviet agent turned photographic copies of the diary over to Richard Squires, described a: British writer, who used them in a book entitled "On the Path to WnrX. 1 Russia used the book as ammu nition for a propaganda barrage hammering home the Comir.'unls' theme that the U. 8. wanted war. Conn) will make even tiRhter the already touch-aiid-^o battle between Democrats find Republican. 1 ; for control of the Senate this fall. McMuhon's death Monday re* <iucerl the wobbly Senate Democratic majority to three nnd boosted to 35 the number of seats at .strike tn the November elections. As matters now stand, there are 4(i Republican .senators, 40 Democrats nnd one vacancy in the 9C Senate scats. Democrats Hold l!i Of On; 35 souls to be filled this fall, IS are now held by Democrats anil 20 .by Republicans. (The majority of Ihc present senators ure still serving out their six-year terms and arc not up for re- eloction.) Republicans to regain Senate control in 1053 must elect at least 23 ^senators this fall to gain a bare majority of 49. They probably need 5 or 2(3 to have effective control, because some Republican senators often vote with Democrats. Democrats need only 14 winners n Senate contests to retain u bare nnjoi'ity. Many of the Senate con- .e.sts arc in Southern or border states where Democrats normally vln. GO1' Count on Ike Republican enthusiasts for witfhl D. Elsenhower, GOP president Inl nominee, are counting on vote-lie tUns? ability at the head of the ticket to produce majorities .n both the House nnd Semite, Boosters for Democratic noml nee Oov, Adlai Stevenson of Illinois expect the same of him. Because both vice president la' nominees arc senators, Republican Richard Nixon of California anc Democrat John Spiirkman of A hi •jama, the winning ticket automatically will lose a Senate seat tern jjomrily, However, governors of their states are of the .same party the nominees, and are expected to appoint successors from the same party, keeping the balance un changed. Quick Method Foun'd For Counting of Noses PASADENA, Calif. (/I 1 ) — Tw. young men working in the Pasa (Term City Planning Departmen liaved iscovcred that It Is no long cr. necessary to .stop and knock 01 doors to see how many families ar living In a certain neighborhood. In their hurry-up survey they'v found that counting television nn tenas, mail boxes and gas meter Is a lot quicker and almost as ac curate as a door-to-door campaign Kindergarten Kids Count '>» One-Halt Pupil' 8T. PAUL, Minn. (/P)— Ara* kindergarten children one-half a. pupil each or one-quarter? Minnesota Education Commislon&r Dean M. fichwelckhard asked this question of state Attorney" General Burn- qulst when it come to determining a basis lor computing lax levies. The attorney general ruled "each kindergarten pupil attending half- day sessions throughout the school year constitutes one-half pupil unit." Wa'l I Ultra • lit* Iook--And a )on ger It ftse on Hfc! RENEW •RESTYL ...W.:;MfliN ST. STOP COLD...BEFORE IT ENTERS YOUR Yes, cold is stopped before il gets iusicie when a I^nnox Perima-flo Healing System is guarding your comfort. Slim air diffuscra in the floor put a curtain of warm, clean air over cold windows and walls. Drafts cnn'l starl. Floors stay warm. No other healing system can match Lennox Pcrima-flo for true indoor comfort. Ideal for any type of horns ... old or Jiew. CITY ELECTRIC CO. 109 S. Fifth St. Striking Fact About Stevenson Was Smashing Victory in 1948 NO NAME LEFT FOR FIFTEENTH—Meeting his 14 brothers and sisters for the first time In New York's St. Peter's Hospital is husky nine-pound, eight-ounce "Baby Boy" Giacalone. His mother, Mrs. Anne Gincalone admitted, "We've about run out of names." Welcoming the newest family member to their uroup arc, front row: Thomas, 5; Margaret, 3; Mickey, 9; Joseph, 8; Kathleen, 8; Helen Rose, 10. Back rov/: Rosemary, G; Maureen, 7; Kobert, 1.7, holding Kevin, 2; Ann Marie' holding Dennis, 1; Aiicen, 12, and Josephine, 13. The baby's father, 39, is employed as a shipping clerk. ANTI-KIDfjAP DEFENSE—West Berlin police have erected steel road barriers at 119 crossing points along the city's Kast-West bonier to prevent further kidnaping raids by East German Communist agents. Heds had boasted nothing could slop them if they wanted to "get" any Western agent. Above, a West German policeman supervises laborers erecting one of the barricades on an American sector slrcct. The Soviet zone, lies behind (he r- '-\ background. Grand Jury Probe of Bishop Statement May Be Set Soon LITTLE ROCK W — '£he slate-, inent of a slayer of six persons that he bought a 00-day furlough from the Arkansas prison may be investigated by a special grand Jury. Circuit Judge Guy Amslcr said last night he has risked the Pulnski County sheriff to call a new grand jury "on an emergency "basis" to look Into Tuck Bishop's claim that he paid $1,500 for 1 n furlough in a hotel room meeting at Little Rock. Prosecutor Tom Downlc, who requested the jury, says his investigator leaves today for Utah where Bishop Is awaiting execution for murdering two Ophir, Utah miners. Bishop, who was serving a life sentence for slaying four persons at Sprmgdale, Ark., failed to re- tfirn from a Christmas furlough last year. It was while free from the Arkansas'prison that Bishop was convicted of killing the miner in Utah! Judge Amsler said that "sine e principal witness is schedule to be executed within a month, new grand jury will be called an emergency basis." The condemned man's broihe H. E. Bishop, said from his Sui nor, Wash., home thiit he did n have the furlough, as Tuck Bisht had said. The brother said he neither seen the paper nor heard Tuck mention It. Downic said State Sen. Clyde E. Byrd of El Dorado would be subpoenaed to appear before '.he grand jury. Byrd says he "knows absolutely nothing about the case." SPRINGFIELD, III. (tf — The riklng fact about Adlai Si even-1 m's election as governor in 1948* as that he polled 539,000 more llnois votes than President Truan. The President carried the state y only 33,613 of 4,075.000 Votes ast. Stevenson outdistanced popu- r Paul H. Douglas, an easy mate winner, Little less astonishing were two ther aspects of the landslide vicory: That such success crowned is maiden political campaign and mt the office he sought was his !cond choice. Stevenson had an eye on a U. S. enate seat when his name was roposed by a small group of ar- cut admirers to Jacob M. Arvcy nd olher Chicago Democratic lead- rs. But Arvey already was sold on man for that spot-Douglas, then University of Chicago economics rofcssor. Stevenson thought his experience n the State Department and with he U. N. better fitted him for the innate. Nevertheless, he was per- uaded to run for governor against Dwlght H. Green. Republican in- umbent seeking a third term. "If It's true that politics is the irL of compromise," he once said 'I've had a good start. My mother vas a Republican and a Unitarian ny fathei; was a Democrt and resbyterian. I ended up in his party and her church." He campaigned fiercely agains Jreen, denouncing what he callet his "scandalous and thriftless ad ninistrationj broken promises anc cynical sale of privilege," After the election, he tightened law enforcement by legislation Ink ing the state police out of the political patronage realm and put- ing them under a merit system. The rejuvenated police force was elleved of errand boy duties like :hauffeuring politicians and soon compiled an eviable record for driving overweight trucks off the state's crumbling highway network and in enforcing traffic and crim- nal laws. Among other things, the police smashed a big scale cigarette tax counterfeiting operation and destroyed about 1,500 illegal slot machines. With road busting truckers under control, Stevenson put over on the second try a 100 million-dollar a year program for rebuilding the state highway system. It is just now hitting its stride. Financing was the crucial problem, and its core lay in Bottling a rural-urban tug-o-war on sharing receipts from a two-cent increase n the state gasoline tax to a nickel a gallon. Stevenson called In the warring groups and induced agreement on a formula that unraveled the snag. To make headway on roads, and in virtually every other field, the Democratic governor needed support of Republicans who controlled both legislative branches in 1949 and the Senate in 1951. He got It surprisingly often. Under the governor's leadership state appropriations for elementary and high schools were nearly doubled. Understaffed, overcrowded state mental hospitals got more help and an cxpenslon program. The state government structure .was streamlined. Its workers got raises. The governor called for fair employment practices legislation, a perennial loser in Illinois. Twice the Legislature turned him down. Other troubles came along, and critics pointed to three happening* which they claimed were the resulk of fumbling administrative direction by Stevenson. One was the coal mine explosion Dec. 23, 1951 at West Frankfort, III., which killed 119 men. Federal inspectors said It could have been prevented by strict enforcement of state mine safety laws. A second was Widespread sale of horsemeat disguised as beef. An estimated 20 million pounds of bogus beef was passed off on th» public by illicit dealers who reaped large profits. The scandal was brought to HfAv by federal officials. Stevenson 1^ vcstigatcd and fired' more than a dozen state food inspectors, along with (heir chief who admitted accepting bribes to cover up. A third target of criticism was the handling of a state cigarette tax stamp counterfeiting ring. Stevenson exposed and crushed the racket In a well coordinated stale police strike. Political opponents said it wasn't done soon enough, that the delay cost the state money. 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