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April 14, 1954

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

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fMBTWBLTB BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWg WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 19*4 Tfce McCarthy Story-8 Sen. McCarthy Has Consistently Aimed Fire at Army WH1TOHEA& WASHINGTON <AP) — In 1949 Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy first turned his guns on the Army and the men con- meted with the -Army. He's had them under fire from time to time ever since. Ibt Nftvy Mid the Air Force for the mott part have been out of titt put ftve yean McCarthy 1. Accused Army officers of ex- trtcMnf; war crimes confessions from German 88 troopers in such * manner that "our government bad been, placed in a position of •oadoning a brand of brutalitarian- tem worse than that practiced by Hie most morally degenerate in eMher Hitler's or Stalin's camps M * • • 3. Linked the name of Gen. George C. Marshall as World War H Army chief of staff with what be called *'a conspiracy of infamy •o black that, when it is finally exposed, its principals shall be forever deserving of the maledictions of all honest men." I. Pictured Dwight D. Eisenhower when be was chief of the Allied forces in Europe as "invariably" siding with Marshall in decisions which he said aided the Russians. 4. Charged the Army was "run by politics" and "political gener- als." This was after former President Truman had fired Gen. Douglas MacArthur from his Far East commands. 5. Accused the Army of "20 years of softness" in dealing with Communists. 6. Accused the Army of "blackmail" in releasing a report which claimed he and his chief investigating counsel, Roy Cohn, had sought special treatment for Pvt. G. David Schine, one of McCarthy's aides. • • • In connection with hie current row with the Army, this exchange occurred in a recent interview with The Associated Press: Question: ". . . When you get around to the armed services, however, you seemed thus far to have investigated only the Army in any major way. Is there any reason for that?" McCarthy: "If we found any Communists in the Air Corps or in any other branch, we of course would have to expose them. We have only found the min the Army so far . . ." McCarthy had not yet entered the field of Red-hunting when he fired ,his first shot at the Army. That was to come almost a year later. But even then he displayed the same bruising drive in the same type of controversy which has made him the most talked- today. His first brush with the Army came over the Army's handling of the prosecution of German SS troopers accused of slaughtering 1W Americans in the infamous "Malmedy Massacre" of World War H. Before the hearing was over he had charged a Senate investigating subcommittee with planning a "whitewash" of the Army and accused the committee chairman, chairman, Sen. Raymond Baldwin, Connecticut Republican, of acting "criminally wrong." He demanded a Senate probe of all the Army's war crimes trials in Europe. He called for State Department and Army officials to testify and said that unless they promised "corrective action" he would call for public hearings "even if they do irreparable damage to our policies and certain individuals." McCarthy didn't explain what irreparable damage might be done —but his demands created a stir, joined McCarthy in • voicing concern over death sentences given * • * 12 SS men in the Malmedy case. Their concern arose from the fact that military-civilian commissions had reported questionable methods had been used to obtain some evidence. The commissions, however, discounted reports that about figure in American politici the convicted men. had been forced to sign statements they later re pudiated in court. The controversy became so intense that Gen. Lucius D. Clay, U.S. military governor in Germany reviewed the 12 death sentences. He came t othe conclusion that six of the 12 had been proved guilty even if the statements they disowned had not been used against them. A subcommittee headed by Baldwin was set up by the Army Services Committee to look into the Malmedy cases, and McCarthy w.as given a seat on it even though he was not a member of the committee. Before the hearings had ended, McCarthy accused his colleagues of "attempting to whitewash a shameful episode." He quit the use lie detectors on Army witnesses. Baldwin declared McCarthy apparently had accepted the word of Hitler's own men as to what happened over "the sworn testimony of American officers and military personnel." McCarthy called Baldwin's inquiry "a sham, a farce and a very deliberate attempt to whitewash." He ripped into Baldwin for retaining the committee chairmanship when his law partner—Maj. Dwight Fanton—was involved as a principal in the conduct of the trials. It was a verbal whiplashing the Coming Vow Way! Blytheville's HEW Telephone Directory with NAME PREfIX NUMBERS Your new telephone directory—containing new name prefix numbers for everyone in Blytheville and North Blytheville — should be reaching your home or business today and tomorrow. New numbers for everyone here will go into effect at midnight, Friday, April 16. J\t that time, your number will take on a name prefix and one additional figure. All Blytheville numbers that now begin with "2" will have "POplar 2" placed in front of them. All other Blytheville numbers will get a "POplar 3" prefix. Numbers in North Blytheville, Missouri, will have the prefix "OSborne 3" in front of them. For example, the number 2981 will become POplar 2-2981. Or 3981 will become POplar 3-3981 (If thit number belonged to someone in North Blytheville, it would become OSborne 3-3981). DIAL ALL FIVE FIGURES When the changes become effective, it will be necessary to dial ALL FIVE FIGURES in all numbers. But you will not need to dial any letters in the name prefix. Bringing these new name prefix numbers to ytheville will make it possible for this city to tie into the national long distance dialing network next month. Then, operators here will be dialing straight through to numbers all over the country. This is an expansion of the long distance dialing system that's already in operation between here and certain other cities in this part of the state. You'll need to use the name prefix only when placing long distance calls. You'll simply give your complete number — both the name prefix and five figures — to the operator when you place a call with her. This is for long distance dialing purposes. When your new directory arrives, keep it near your telephone so you can check it for the correct number before calling. And, so you won't miss important calls, why not tell your friends both here and in other cities what your new number is. HOW NUMBERS WILL CHANGE Present Numbtrs in Will These Croups Become 2000 POplar 2-7000 3000 POpfar 3-3000 4000 POplar 3-4000 6000 POplar 3-6000 8000 POplar 3-8000 9000 POplar 3-9000 (Substitute OSbornt prefix for North Blytheviile Numbers) SOUTHWESTERN BELL-ARKANSAS likes of which the staid Senate should hesitate to lay hands on hasn't heard in years. A friend of, his laurels. We cannot too much Baldwin's said it was a factor in Baldwin's decision to resign from the Senate and accept a judgeship in his home state of Connecticut. In the end, McCarthy won. The death sentences of the six Germans were changed to life imprisonment. • * » Two year* later McCarthy made his attack on Gen. Marshall. The implication of the speech was that the American armies- through decision by Marshall—had been sent against Germany in such a manner that Eastern Europe was left to the Red armies, perhaps deliberately. McCarthy pictured Russian expansion after the war as a result of a deliberate "retreat from victory" by U.S. policy makers. McCarthy said: "I realize full well how unpopular it is to lay hands on the laurels of a man who has been built into a great hero . . . "Were he merely a professional soldier who had given his lifetime to the service of his country, I the men who have dedicated their lives to our military service. "We can afford to deal lightly with their mistakes of judgment but not with their lapses of honor. Had Gen. Marshall been content at the end of World War n to rest upon his laurels instead of assuming command of our military and political decisions and ranging himself with stubborn zeal at the side of the old Acheson-Hiss- Yalta crowd, we might never have found occasion to audit what he did in World War n." McCarthy said the most significant decision in World War n was this: "The decision by Marshall, which was made against Roosevelt's halfhearted wishes and Churchill's bulldog determination, to concentrate on France and leave the whole of Eastern Europe to the Red armies." • • * The generally accepted concept of Western Allied strategy in World War n was that the Channel invasion was made because it was the most direct route to the heart Colossal Coastline Norway has a greater coastline than the United States. The little country has half the world's perimeter, or a total of 12,000 mite* of coastline. of Germanv—and the least costly the present knockdown ftght in lives. " the Army. However, McCarthy saw an ominous conspiracy behind this strategy. The senator said Marshall "triumphed" over Churchill in the decision to attack across the Channel rather than via the Mediterranean and the Balkans to seal off Eastern Europe from the Red armies. Speaking of the first Quebec conference in 1943, McCarthy said: "That conference marked the end of Churchill's sway over the great decisions of war—a sway always modified by Marshall. Thereafter, the policy of the United States in the European war was wholly .and without deviation the policy announced by Joseph Stalin . . .The United States thereafter was found always on the side of Stalin." The Marsnaii speech created stormy reaction across the county —the sort of timult which seems sooner or later to become identified with whatever the Wisconsin senator says or does. It was with this background of assault against the Army—and Army men—that McCarthy entered WARNING ORDE* IN THE CHANCERY COURT, CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT* MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS. Malcolm Greenway, Pltf. vs. No. K,«46 Tommie Jackson and Minnie Matthews, Dfts. 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