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April 17, 1954

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

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TW BLYTHEVILLI! (ARK.)' OOtJWEIl KIWI ~ SATURDAY, APRIL IT, Early Prosecutions Seen in 'Clean-Up' WASHINGTON (AP) — Housing Administrator Albert H Cole says early criminal prosecutions may develop out of t "full administrative cleanup" of the scandal-shocked Fed- tral Mousing Administration. He also promises new top level filings. Goto summoned to a strategy Council this Afternoon key officials of the Justice Department, the Internal Revenue Service, and his Bousing and Home Finance Agen- Of which lias jurisdiction over the FHA. President Eisenhower yesterday armed Col* wfth a directive to all federal agencies to cooperate fully with the administration's probe of atiegad multimillion dollar rackets under th« FHA's loan insurance program in the home repair and apartment construction fields. Two congressional committees .are **t to open public hearings a«Kt week' in parallel investigations of the FHA, and the Eisenhower .order directed federal cooperation with these groups also. Bovard "On Leave" Col* announced yesterday that Burton C. Bovard had been "placed on leave" after he had refused to quit as FHA general counsel. Cole •aid that "in the next few days we will make such other removals as are necessary to insure a free, iwift.: uninhibited investigation of all relevant FHA matters." Mentioning evidence already uncovered of "incredible" official laxity, col* said he expects "in a fairly short time ... to develop cases possibly leading to prosecution and to take any additional step* needed for full administrative cleanup in the FHA." Col* later confirmed published report* that gambling by one key FHA official had a part in setting off the investigation. The Washington Post and Times- Herald said the FBI received a report that this unnamed official dropped as much as $5.000 in a single night, roughly half his annual salary. Cole said he knew nothing of a $5,000 loss, but that "I do know one official is known in some circles to be a gambler." This official, said Cole, is in a responsible job. He added: "I had his situation in mind when I began the investigation." Leadership Shaken FHA leadership has been shaken around considerably since charges came to light Monday that some apartment builders raked in an aggregate of many millions of dollars by floating inflated construction loans guaranteed by the government under a program that ended during the Truman administration. Also involved are allegations that fast-talking home repair salesmen roamed in packs from city to city, cheating householders Who at their prompting obtained government- insured loans to finance improvements. Complaints of such widespread fleecing operations have been coming in right up to the present, and Cole said former FHA Commissioner Guy T. O. Hollyday was "aware" of the situation, but did not act on it. Obituary Former Resident Dies in Texas Services for John J. Wise of San Antonio, Tex., will be conducted there with National Funeral Home in charge. Plans are incomplete pending the arrival of relatives. Mr. Wise, 44. lived in Blytheville until moving to Texas about two years ago. After a long illness, he died at a Veterans Hospital In Temple. Tex., Thursday night. He is survived by a daughter, Shirley Wise of Washington, D. C. and two sons, Tommy Wise of Washington and Charles Ray Wise, in the Navy; and two brothers and one sister. Lester Jackson Death Reported Word has been received here of the death of Lester Clay Jackson, about 28. who is a brother of Mrs. Roy Freeman of Blytheville. According to reports received here. Mr. Jackson, who was a steel worker, fell from a tower sometime this morning. He was making his home in Indiana. Mr. Jackson was a native of Blytheville. McMath Seeks Stump Tour Debates with Sen. McClellan MCCARTHY (Continued from Page V named in the Army's accusations, in a telephone interview from New York last night said McCarthy will take up the matter of the "leak" with the subcommittee Monday. Earliest known use of mahogany in buildings was in the Cathedral of Santo Domingo, completed in 1550. "BUCK PRIVATE" JET—This is the XA-6 "Buck Private," a one-man jet helicopter which the Army is evaluating in Washington. D. C. The Army clnims that the jet engines are so simple that a G-L with no training as a mechanic can change them with a screw driver in a few minutes^ Preview Sat. Nite 10:30 SUN.& April 17 -18-19 frX ~+ ^njr \. fr " This From the great walls of the Himalayas to the towering peaks of Khyber Pass...you are engulfed in the crowning spectacle of the man who carved o legend of love and battle across the face of India! On the scientifically created CinemaScope Screen... in the wonder of Stereophonic Soundl 2Oth Century-Fox presents Color by Technicolor-DELUXE TYRONE POWER TERRY MOORE MICHAEL RENNIE _ tm • ft* * • to* w * ** * TMMT mmn GOff * IEN UIEIIS LITTLE ROCK (ft— Former Gov. Sid McMath wants Sen. John L. McClellan to stump the state with him in a series of public debates for a comparison of the records of the two Democratic candidates for the U. S. Senate. Sen. McClellan, contacted at Hot Springs, said he had not received McMath's challenge. He would not comment. McMath said in a news conference here yesterday that such debates would assure the people of "having the undistorted facts upon which to base their decisions on election day." "After each debate we will be open to questions from the citizens," he said in a letter to McClellan. whom he is opposing for a third term. Party primaries are usually confined to personality campaigns —there being no basic difference between candidates on -programs and issues. "This campaign, however, I am sure you will agree, is an exception. "Your public record and mine indicates that we have basic differences in our philosophies of government." McMath cited as these "basic differences" views on conservation of natural resources, social security, taxation, this country's role in the U. N. and the two- party system. When he announced for the Senate race last week, McMath charged McClellan with Republican ism and said ine senior senator had vacillated on the McCarthy controversy. McClellan, in an address billed as non-political before about 300 Hot Springs voters, said last night: Negro Deaths Johnny B. Dukes Services for Johnny B. Dukes, 14, who died of accidental gunshot wounds at his home in 'Dell Sunday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. tomorrow at First Baptist Church at Dell by Rev. G. W, Parnell. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery with Caston Funeral Home in charge. Survivors include his parents, Willie and Addie Dukes, five brothers and six sisters. MOX -Theatre- On West Main St. In Blytheville Show Starts Weekdays 7:00 Sat,. Sun. 1:00 On Our Wide-Vision Metallic Screen Saturday Double Feature "West Of The Brazos" —AND— Plus Cartoo.: & "Jungle Drums" Serial Have You Received Your "Build Your Own Jackpot Card Yet. Sat. Late Show 11:30 Sii^^^aSafc •N* \fatroK_ fpfa Sj-Tji.m ifcs' h * Plus Cartoon & 'Secret Code" Serial SUN. & MON. Double Feature SKELTON 'Hatf* A Hero" — AND IMMIICI IIISSM wind PLUS Cartoon & Short "I plan to work in the Senate a little longer than some may suggest. "I can come home and say with reservation that I have kept the promise I made to you when I first ran for office. That promise was that I would be * senator in my own right and my own name." He did not mention the summer campaign nor McMath when addressing a "McClellan Appreciation" banquet for his efforts in saving the Army Navy hospital for Hot Springs. He previously has said that Me- Math's charges were "deliberate distortions of the truth and record." McMath stated in his letter: "It is relatively unimportant whether you or I serve in the United States Senate. It is most important that the United States Senaor from Arkansas reflect the views of our citizens..." He said that if his suggestion is acceptable, the two opponents would name two citizens to represent them and "they can work out the schedule of debates and other pertinent details." Joiner Post Office Has Carrier Vacancy Applications are now being accepted for an examination to fill the position of rural carrier at the Joiner Post Office. Deadline for filing applications is May 13. Application forms are available at the Joiner Post Office. Hospital Gives Big Families a Discount DAYTON, Ohio OP)—Take home six and the seventh is free is the new policy for motherhood at a hospital here. Same thing goes for the 14th, 21st, 28th and 35th children in a family. The hospital says its just "a way of recognizing the fact large families are becoming more popular. Average 'cost for having a child SPOTTY — If you see spots before your eyes while walking the beaches of Miami Beach, Fla., it isn't the sun's fault. It could be Rae Stratton in her leopard-skin Bikini swimsuit Negro Ambulance Phone Numbers Are Revised Among the emergency telephone numbers which underwent revision at midnight last night were these for Negro funeral homes which provide ambulance service here: Home Funeral Home, 2-2206; Caston Funeral Home, 3-3318. at this hospital is $110. Several families have benefited in the few weeks the program, has been in effect. EASTER (Continued from Page 1) theater. In Boston, the Navy will conduct a Protestant sunrise service at 5 a.m. aboard the ancient frigate Constitution. A half hour earlier, non-denominational services will be held at the Cathedral of the Pines, Rindge, N.H., on A knoll cleared of giant pines by the 1938 hurricane. In remote little mountain villages in Northern New Mexico, the Penitent Brotherhood observed the Easter season without its former physical excesses, such as self-flagellaion. Members of th# order once believed only blood could atone for their sins. The group; long outlawed, was recognized by the Catholic Church in 1947 and since has been required to keep its rites within moderation. An attendance of 50,000 to 100,000 depending on weather, is expected at the annual sunrise Easter services and pageant in the Wichita Mountains near Lawton in southwestern Oklahoma. There will be 62 scenes and hundreds of persons in the Holy City pageant. The Shrine of Ages on the south rirn of the Grand Canyon will be the scene of a colorful sunrise service to be conducted by Gov. Howard Pyle of Arizona." On the summit of Hot Springs Mountain in Arkansas, the Hot Spring's Choral Club v:ill present its 20th annual Easter sunrise service. Sunrise Pageant A ISO-voice choir of soldiers stationed at Fort Hood, Killeen, Tex., will sing at Easter services at Fort Hood Stadium. A cast of 100 persons will present a sunrise Easter pageant in Laurel Land Memorial Park, Fort Worth. More than 20,000 persons are expected to attend the eighth annual Easter sunrise service at Natural Bridge, Virginia's famed na- atural wonder near Roanoke. Sunrise services will be held alsd at Swannanoa, an impressive manor house on the edge of the Blue Ridge Parkway near Waynesboro. Five hundred worshipers on horseback will attend a traditional Lutherans Plan Easter Service The Rev. W. C. Krueger of Mem- nhis will conduct Easter servicef at the First Lutheran Church here at 11 a.m. tomorrow. It was erroneously reported yes- terdav that the church's Easter services had been held Wednesday. Gout for Good BURLINGTON. N. C. W>—It's doubtful part of the cargo that fell from D. E. Riggins truck.will be returned in a hurry. Among the missing items are 84 one-pound bags of coffee. service at Lakewood, a suburb of Denver, Colo. The mountainous state will have other services at the park of the Red Rocks, west of Denver, and in the Garden of the Gods near Colorado Springs. Thousands of worshipers will climb to the summit of Mt. Davidson in San Francisco's major outdoor service. In the Los Angeles area, traditional services are scheduled for the Hollywood Bowl; Mt. Rubidoux, Riverside; Ramona Bowl, Hemet; and Wisteria Vine. Sierra Madre. Services will be held also at Dath Valley National Monument and Mirror Lake, Yosemite National Park. Seattle will have three major outdoor Easter dawn services. Philadelphia will have sunrise services in Reyburn Plaza, opposite City. Hall, under sponsorship of the Junion Chamber of Commerce. At Cleveland, the Knights Tern- plar Easter morning services are expected to attract 10,000 worshipers, and another 10,000 are expected for sunrise services to be sponsored at Sunset Memorial Park by the Churchmen's League and the Cleveland Kiwanis Cub. Huge crowds are expected at Indiana Easter services, including •the 32nd annual sunrise gathering in Indianapolis Circle and Missouri 'Synod Lutheran services in the Indiana Fairgrounds Coliseum. A drive-in theater will be the setting for a community sunrise service sponsored by St. John's Lutheran church at Fraser, a Detroit ; suburb. T ? t ?! OLD NUMBERS ARE RONG NUMBERS ou All old telephone numbers are wrong numbers here today. All telephone numbers in Blytheville were changed at midnight last night to modern name prefix, five-figure numbers. DIAL ALL FIVE FIGURES In order to get through a local call now, it is necessary to dial ALL FIVE FIGURES of all numbers. Please remember this, and you'll avoid wrong numbers and delayed calls. This new numbering system makes it possible for Blytheville to tie into the national operator long distance dialing network, and also makes room for growth in local service. Remember, now you should: 1. Check your new directory for the correct number. 2. Dial ALL FIVE FIGURES of all numbers. Vernon Warr, Manager SOUTHWESTERN BELL—ARKANSAS

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