The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 12, 1954 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 12, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 1954 W.F. Tompkins Ready to 'Hit Hard' At Nation's Spies and Subversives By FRANCES LEWINE NEWARK, N. J. (AP) — William F. Tompkins, a man with the lean and. hawlike look of a Sherlock Holmes, is ready to "hit hard" as the nation's new prosecutor of spies md subversives. He thinks the government should "expedite" action against Commu- aiste and subversives on the old legal theory that "Justice delayed te justice denied." Tompkins, 41, a hard-working, hard-smoking Newark lawyer, jumped into the New Jersey political scene fresh from law school and a stint in the Army during World War H. He served three years as a state assemblyman and was rounding out his first year as TJ. S. attorney for the New Jersey district, when he was named May 10 to head the new Internal Security Division of the Justice Department. He will hold-.the rank of assistant U. S. attorney general. He made it clear today that the new job doesn't involve any investigating on his part. The FBI will do that, while the Internal Security Division gets the eases before grand juries and into the courts for prosecution, he explained. Tompkins' nomination by the President must be approved by the U. S. Senate. He said he suspects his ^appointment came as a result of the good work of his office here in cracking down on gangsters and racketeers and "some successful income tax evasion" cases. "And what a time for it to come," he said, "right in the middle of the Zwillman thing." He referred to an income tax case Involving prohibition era rumrunner Abner (Longie) Zwillman of Newark, which, his office now is presenting to a federal grand jury. Zwillman was linked with big-time Ington, which he expects will be about June 1. Leaning back in a swivel chair with his feet propped up on a desk rackets during the Senate Crime Investigating Committee hearings in 1951. Great Challenge Republican, said he wants to clear up the Zwillman matter before he goes to Wash- in his impressive Federal Building office here, he viewed the assignment as "a really great challenge." It will involve "'analysis of cases, evaluating information Old ILA Suffers New Woes In NY Dock Battle NEW YORK (£>) — Fines totaling $92.500 have been added to the woes of the old International Longshoremen's Assn., now locked in a life struggle for control of dock workers in the Port of New York. The fines, plus jail sentences for three ILA local officials, stem from March 5 to April 2. They were imposed last night by Federal Judge Harold P. Burke shortly after a jury decided the union had violated a no-strike injunction and was guilty of criminal contempt. The penalties were far less than those asked by the National Labor Relations Board, which brought court action against the Union. The board asked a $25.000 fine for the parent ELA for each day of the month-long strike and $100,000 fines against eight of its locals; Defense attorney announced they would appeal the case today. The strike flared up in the midst of tense rivalry between the old union, which had long held firm control over dock workers, and a new TLA set up by the AFL. Overthrow of the old ILA was sought by the AFL after it kicked out the union and revoked its AFL charter last September on grounds that it was dominated by racketeers. and making policy decisions," he said. "I'll give it everything I have." Tompkins, known as "Tommy" to his friends, has an engaging sort of dimple in his cheek when he laughs, which he does often. He has dark, wavy hair, receding a bit at the temples, and bushy eyebrows. He took a look at his driver's license to confirm that his eyes are blue. Pondering the question of how he spends his leisure time, he said he had to admit he spent all his free time with his family. Like any other father, he gets his exercise romping with young Bill, he said. A carry-over from his college days, he still plays sandlot baseball. Billy the Kid. most notorious outlaw of the old west, is buried near Fort Sumner, N. M. MOORE Continued from Page 7 they have never met face to face, they have shared all of their families' joy and sorroxvs together and I wish this story could have a story- Dook ending and these two could come together before the book is closed. Ida Isabel McAdoo was born in Bond County, 111., on Nov. 26, 1873. and was the third child in the family of three boys and two girls. Those were the days of restlessness among ambitious young coupes after the Civil War and everybody was moving to another state, with those from other states thinking the grass was greener where others were leaving. * * * A CARAVAN of 13 covered wag- ons filled with relatives of the McA- doos and their neighbors left Bond County, 111., and set out on their weeks of jostling over roads, through the woods and streams until they came to a place near Moundville, Mo., where it was agreed upon by all the men folks to settle down there and start farming. Women in those day's weren't asked to pass their judgement on such matters; it was all left up to the men. Women were just supposed to stay home and raise big families. Ida McAdoo was six yars old when the family made the move and it has always stood out .in her memory of that long tiresome trip. The first few days was a novelty but that soon wore off as did a lot of skin off their backs. One of the highlights of the trip was camping out near East St. Louis. It was like a circus on a small scale, watching the men stretch the tents and getting things lined up for the evening mean and sleeping out under the stars. The experiences' this six-year- old girl had would have won a badge for a Girl Scout, but in those days it came as a matter of fact and anything unusual children did then was unnoticed by their parents. • * • CHILDREN WERE meant to be seen, not heard. There were no stores along" the way where the families could stop and buy milk for the small children, so each train wagon had the family cow tied at the back. When the families reached their destination, the school-age children immediately - were enrolled in near by Morendville, which was a 2 u -mile walk to and from school daily. There were no school buses to pick them up and let them off with in sight of their homes. "That was the most fun of growing up,' Mrs. Moore said, "that long walk where we could play along the dirt road that led to school." In 1893, the McAdoo family moved to California because of McAdoo's health and they lived there for three years. Mrs Moore was graduated at New Castle, Galif. During the three years, Mrs Moore recalled "The Mid-Winter Fair," in San Francisco. Riding concessions were snippet It unlocks the unused power in your engine! New Conoco Super Gasoline with O19M. CoQtiawtal Oil Company 1. TCP will boost your car's power as much as 15%. 2. TCP will give you increased mileage (motorists tell us up to 3 more miles to the gallon!). 3. TCP will increase your spark-plug life up to 150%. 4. TCP is just like an engine tune-up (because it permits you to enjoy aN the power that was built into your car). 5. YOU should feel the difference in car performance after just two tankfuIs. 6. MILLIONS of motorists have proved TCP in their cars (and they're staying with it!). But don't take our word for it* just ask any motorist who has switched to New Conoco Super. Gasoline with TCP* I •TrMMMk «Mtd tad Mttnl tppliid for by Sti«ll Oil CMMMM. •"•"•^^^ ISO Mtinl tpplifd for by Sti«ll Oil CMP*), G. O. POETZ OIL CO out there from the World's Columbian Exposition that was held in Chicago and that was her first ride on a ferris wheel and flying jenny. The floral clock that actually registered the time of day and the big cigar store carved out of California redwood trees were the things that impressed her the most. * • * AT THE END of the three years, her mother's health was no better than it was when the family left Moundville and they moved back. Mrs. Moore's of the older children devoted her entire time to her mother until her death in 1901. On May 7, 1902, Ida Isabel McAdoo became the bride of Leon Louis Moore. They were married in Vernon, 111., now a ghost town. The two had the same birthdays and when Mr. Moore found it out he sent her a birthday card and, being the polite person that she is, she answered it and that was the beginning of their courtship. After their wedding, they left for Nevado, Mo., where Mr. Moore had ther home ready to move into. At that time it took all the money he had saved to furnish the home, as there were no installment plans back in those days and the honeymoon had to wait. In 1904 they took that honeymoon at the St. Louis World's Fair. The following year, their church in Nevada sent them to Denver, Colo., to the Epworth League convention. Three men from their church went along and, since she was the only woman, they showed her the time of her life. In the group Were the preacher, a lawyer and a barber. The highlight of that trip was walking up on Pike's Peak and spending the night, eating cantaloupe and Southern fried mush and walking back down. * • • THE FOLLOWING year, 1906, Is when tfceir daughter, Martha Helen was born. In 1909, their son Byron E. Moore was born. He grew up in Nevada and was graduated from high school there at the age of 17. Mr. Moore was city postman in Nevada and made a salary of $75 a month at the time of their marriage, $3 of that was held out for his retirement, Mrs. Moore explained. Some months they had tough sledding. Groceries we're cheap but they had a lot of company and the $10 they held out every month to buy food would hardly make it to the first of the month. They lived on that budget until they had a nice bank account but saving for that nest egg wasn't always easy, but they always made fun out of their every situation and laughed over having to make ends meet in a lot of funny #ays. It all paid off for them and they bought a beautiful home with ample grounds enough for Mr. Moore's hobby — flowers and gardening. I saw color pictures showing Mr. Moore's flower gardens and of their big^ home with ginger bread trimmings and their skimping and twisting corners were well worth the effort in the final pay-off. They spent their 43 years of married life in the town of Nevada, Mo. • « • MRS. MOORE'S Sunday School Class, which she started in 1915 at the First M. E. Church (later merged with Southern Methodist Church), was called Live Wires Sunday School Class and they evidently lived up to the name and I might add — she is still living up to it. Some of the girls she taught are now grandmothers and she has never quit corresponding with some of them. Both Mr. and Mrs. Moore were Bible students and in their early married life, Mr. Moore made a stand to hold Mrs. Moore's mother's Bible and until this very day, that open Bible at the 14th chapter of St. John "Let not your heart b troubled, etc." greets everybody that comes through her door. The book is never closed. A lighted cross was installed in their church in Nevada in their memory. Mrs. Moore made a trip to Kansas City to be guest speaker in the Methodist Church there. She took her adopted family as her subject, taking along gifts and pictures to show her audience. Mr. Moore was retired from postal service in 1933, after serving 35 years. Mrs. Moore re-called the bouquet given in his honor for his long years of service. That was the year of the Chicago World's Fair and since Fair's seemed to play important parts of their lives, they invited their son, his wife and daughter, Lola, who was two years old to be their guests for the trip. • • * THE FOLLOWING year, the group went to New Orleans and Gavelston and before coming back home at the suggestion of Mr. Moore, 'who never missed the chance of attending fairs — large or small — they went back to the Chicago fair. In 1935, Mr. and Mrs. Moore drove to California winding up in Victoria, Canada. In 1939, they attended the San Francisco Fair. Mrs. Moore says the reason so many couples drift apart is because they don't like to do the same things. She said she learned early in her married life that Mr. Moore loved to travel and he would go half way around the world to 'attend fairs so she made up her, mind she would never be one to throw a wet blanket on his plans. When the war came in 1941, that stopped their travels so they stayed at home and rehashed the many wonderful trips they had made together. As a side-line, Mr. Moore taught penmanship in the school at Nevada. Mr. Moore died from a heart attack in 1945. Mrs. Moore was preparing her Sunday School lesson when it happened. He had never been sick and when she looked in his direction and saw him dying. the shock was almost too much for her. Their 43 years of married life had been well spent and that, she said, was the only consolation she could find for a broken heart. Her son was in the service and she kept their youngest child, Helen, with her for six months while her mother was teaching school in Osceola. • • • IN 1950, Mrs. Moore finally consented to sell her home and her furniture, even though she said it broke her heart, and move to Osceola to. be near her son, her two grandchildren and a great grandson. She didn't wait for her preacher to mail har letter to the Methodist Church here — she brought it with her and immediately upon her arrival here she became a member of the Methodist Church she is president of her Sunday School Class, the Yeoman Class — the oldest class in the Methodist Church. She said she was getting too old to be the church worker she was back home but she could be counted on to attend the missionary society and, she added, "I have plenty of time on my 'hands in my small apartment to go anytime anybody honks the horn and to play canasta." She is making plans now for a trip this summer to visit her sister, Mrs. C. M. Shannon in Omaha, Neb., and her brother, H. E. McAdoo, in Pittsburgh, Kans. She said "I'm beginning to get itchy feet and want to travel, so I'm planning on taking my granddaughter, Helen as soon as school is out and we're going places" — and that's the kind of spirit that has made Mrs. Moore young on the inside. part-by-part proof... 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