Dixon Evening Telegraph from Dixon, Illinois on March 3, 1953 · Page 7
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Abolish Voice of America, Ohio Congressman Asks WASHINGTON tf)~The chairman, of the House appropriations subcommittee that passes on funds for the State Department called today for abolition of its Voice of America radio. "You can't reform that outfit," Rep. Clevengcr (R-Ohio) said in an interview. He added that private enterprise could do the U. S. propaganda job at a fraction of the Voice's cost. The Senate investigation subcommittee Monday heard testimony asserting and denying that the religious director of Voice broadcasts "does not believe in God." After a fellow worker testified Baby Saved From Jaws of Huge Python DARWIN, Australia Iff)— An arrival from the sparsely populated "never never" country of Northern Australia told today how a3-month-old baby girl was saved there recently from the jaws of a huge python. This was the story related by J. A. Quirk, field inspector for a local firm: A half-caste Aborigine, Alex Scott, was camped with his wife and baby in a truck while the man was building a stockyard on a big cattle ranch. One night Scott's wife awoke and felt her baby moving away from her. Then she felt the great snake, which swallows its prey. At her scream the father switched on his flashlight. He saw that most of his child's face was inside the jaws of the python, which was moving off the truck. Scott hit the python with a stick and it freed the child. Later the snake was found curled inside a 44-gallon drum. The baby was treated for huge fang marks on its face but otherwise was unharmed. he had been told Roger Lyons, the religious director, was an unbeliever, Lyons flew to Washington from New i'ork to testify. He said: "1 am not an atheist, 1 am not an agnostic, I believe in God." He testified he was not a church-goer. Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis), the subcommittee chairman, promptly sprang two surprise rebuttal witnesses, one of them Mrs. Alice Patricia Sheppard, pretty red-haired former girl friend of the balding Lyons. She said: "I cannot tell you if he believes in God now— but at the time I was going with him ... he had no belief in God." That was in 1945 or 1946, she said. Calls It "Drivel" Allan Strong, also employed by the Voice in New York, told the subcommittee Lyons had denounc,-cd as "drivel" a religious line in an overseas broadcast sponsored by the American Legion, entitled "Back to God." Strong said Lyons balked at a reference to "a divine force, greater than mail, better than man, wiser than man" and refused to read it for recording last Feb. 1. . Edwin M. J. Kretzman, chief policy director of the Voice, praised Lyons as a man "of deep religious convictions." He said he has no doubt the religious director does believe in God, although he had been quoted in earlier testimony as expressing the opposite opinion about Lyons. Nursery Tale ALBUQUERQUE m~ Police had to be called Monday when a crowd of Albuquerqueans lined up to get free trees broke ranKs and invaded the nursery grounds. . Once a year the city gives the trees away. This time a man dashed into the Chinese elm section and started helping himself. Others followed suit. By the time police arrived, the man, the crowd, and the Chinese elms had disappeared— roots and all. ^^^^^ *Take advantage of this special opportunity to own and enjoy this famous, fast-heating iron. Start ironing in 30 seconds after you connect it! Reaches full high heat for heavy damp linens in 2V2 minutes! Avaiiabie in two weights — Lightweight, 4 lbs. or lighter-weight 2V2 lbs.. Basketball Fans — Tune in the Public. Service Comnanv broad casts of the Illinois High School Tournament — March 18 thru 21 —featuring complete coverage over WCFL— 1000 on your dial. Newsi $mbeam IRONMASTER Regular price $14.95 Allowance... 2.00 Yau pay $12.95 PUBLIC PLANE CRASHES IN STORM— Tail and other parts of wrecked C-46 air force plane litter new-fallen snow in an Indiana farm field. Eleven occupants parachuted to safety in a snowstorm. The plane was bound for Camp Atterbury, Ind., air base from Lowery Field, Denver, Colo. Army Rejects GFs Design Of New, Superior Weapon HEIDELBERG, Germany — The U. S. Army in Washington has brushed- aside, on the ground that the armed forces do not need it, a new light submachinegun which field tests in Europe have showed will— 1. Fire 700 rounds a minute — almost twice as fast as the Army's present standard model, the M3 "Greasegun." ' 2. Shoot farther and straighter. 3. Weigh four pounds— half as much as the M3. 4. Cost approximately $10 to manufacture on a mass production scale compared to §45 /or the M3. 5. Have a muzzle velocity of 1,800 feet per second against 750 to S00 f.p.s. for the M3. The new gun which fires .45-cal-iber cartridges, or can be con verted to use the standard 9-mm. European cartridge, was developed by Warrant Officer Loren C. Cook, stationed at Coleman Barracks near here. He is a machine-tool specialist. After field tests in Germany, a description of Cook's gun was sent to the chief of ordnance in Washington with a recommendation that "the weapon is c^ extremely simple and of rugged construction, easily adaptable to inexpensive mass production fabrication." In reply, the chief of ordnance's office wrote: "There is at the present time no U. S. user requirement for a new weapon of the machine pistol, submachine-gun or carbine class. "It is believed unlikely that the using arms will give serious con Heats QUICKER Stays HOTTER IRONS FASTER (\uiweam STEAM <* DRY IRON Regular price $21.90 Allowance . . 2.00 You pay $19.90 COMPANY OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS sideration to the adoption of the type proposed by Warrant Officer <jook." The letter was signed for the chief of ordnance by Col. Rene R. Studler. Cook said the letter was dated last Jan. 12. CORPORATION CREATED Gary, Indiana, is the creation of the United States Steel corpora tion, which. In 1905, bought a tract of 800 acres there, according to uie j&ncyciopeaia jjritannica. Mecca, Moslem sacred city, is installine a radio station to hronrt. cast its calls to prayer. , NOW Butterick Patterns " at the Sewing Machine Center 105 Hennepin Ave. Racket Chief's Wife Tells of . Lottery Wealth FREEHOLD. N. J. W)_A wife's- eye view of the underworld was told yesterday by Mrs. Vito Genovese, whose husband has been described as "King of the Rackets." Genovese, now facinc- deporta tion proceedings, is "involved in almost all the rackets," his wife Anna testified in her suit for separate maintenance. A counlersuit for divorce has been filed by Genovese against his 48-year-old wife because he wants the divorce because he is in love with another woman. While on the stand, Mrs. Geno- vecs said her husband raked in tens of thousands of dollars each week from underworld activities. Regularly, on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week, he met with "the syndicate, she said. Her husband beat her, broke her nose, set fire to her hair with a cigaret, "threatened to put me in an insane asylum, drive me to suicide or kill me," Mrs. Genovese went on. "I never told the doctors I was beaten. 1 was so ashamed of it," she told Superior Court. During her 22 years of married life with Genovese, "money was no object," she said, "I never knew the value of it." 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Trunk and branches of a tree grow in length solely at their tips. The Dixon Evening Telegraph' Tuesday, March 3, 1953 Page .7 Hear! Hear! DALLAS. Tex.— <*>— While Bill Brice of the district attorney's office talked to students at an elementary school here, somebody swiped a 13-year-old girl's purse. Brice's speech was on juvenile delinquency. To be reasonably effective, an airplane wing should have a length at least six times its fore-and-aft width. li Let us put your^hair in^ sityle for ISaster and£ j! * Spring with our new natural curl permanent, ag || Phone 2-7321 for an appointment. ag H The Vogue Beauty Salon X & Third Floor, Dixon National Bank Bldg. ¥fc 3| Clare Wells — Jean Sitter — Ruth Brown 5& Furniture Market Showroom Samples GREATLY REDUCED! Luxuriously Upholstered in Handsome 100% Nylon or SVSetiaiic Tweed With FOAM RUBBER Seats and Arms A lot of happy years will be yours to enjoy to their fullest if you put this grouping in your living room! 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