The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 12, 1954 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 12, 1954
Page 14
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BLYTHEVZLLE OOtfRTER WEDNESDAY, MAY It, 1*N Army-McCarthy Row May Get Ugly as Fight To the Fjnish Decision Is Made by Stevens By JAMES MARLOW WASHINGTON (AP) — Ugly It's probably the best word to describe what to expect now in the Senate hearing on Sen. McCarthy's row with Pentagon officials. Secretary of the Army Stevens by a cold decision has made this a finish fight. McCarthy has tried to minimize the importance of the hearing, calling it a burlesque and a circus. Now that it's due to go on to the bitter end his political life may be at stake. Stevens was willing to put his public career on the block. He refused to agree to shorten the hearing by letting the whole busi- n«e* disappear from public view once McCarthy had testified. K he had agreed, witnesses who testified after McCarthy would j have done so behind closed doors, j with the public, the press and j television cameras excluded al- j though A transcript of what they said would have, been given out. FuH Course Stevens, on the receiving end of McCarthy's questions for most of his 14 days on the stand, chose to let the hearings run their full course out in the open. He took the position that not only McCarthy but the senators' two aides in the case, Roy M. Cohn and Francis P. Carr, should have to face the same kind of cross-examination he did. This meant, of course, the same treatment for the other two principals on his side of the case, Army Counselor John G. Adams and H. Struve Hensel, assistant secretary of defense. .So far the cards have all been in McCarthy's hands. It's Stevens who had to answer questions from the seven senators making the investigation, Ray H. Jenkins, their special counsel, and from McCarthy and Cohn. McCarthy, simply because Stevens was the witness, nailed him to the chair day after day with questions; Yet, more and more as the days passed. .McCarthy has been acting like a man who thought he was surrounded by enemies. Accused Senators He accused two of the senators— Democrats Symington of Missouri and Jackson of Washington—of trying to obstruct his hunt for communists. He turned on a fellow Republican on the committee, a man he himself had nominated to be there. Sen. Dworshak of Idaho, and told him he was sorry he had chosen him. He repeatedly insinuated Stevens was lying and belittled the secretary's intelligence. Twice he accused Joseph N. Welch, counsel to Stevens and Adams, of breaking- agreements which Welch said never existed. * And he tried to humiliate Hensel, who hadn't said a word, by suggesting that Army officers sitting near him were lending him a dignity he didn't deserve and .should move away. His tactics have become rougher as the days pass. If he has reached this point while the cards were still all in his hands, what's his mood going to be when he and Cohn and" Carr have to stand up, maybe for weeks, under Army cross-examination? Stevens Decision Did Stevens himself make the decision to go on with the hearings? Hii boss, Secretary of Defense Wilson, said late yesterday Stevens did. It is not known whether Stevens had President Eisenhower's okay or asked for it. One thing the administration can be sure of: so long as McCarthy is forced to spend all his time 'at the hearing, he won't have time to bang away at the administra- | tion from other directions, as he did in the past. Yet Stevens had to consider, before rejecting them, some good reasons for bringing the televised hearings to a halt: He and his aides could have gone back to their appointed tasks in the Army. McCarthy and the other seven senators could have gone on to other work. And the Republican party, which faces the congressional elections in the fall, might have been benefited by a quick end to the inquiry. This prolonged spectacle of a strictly Republican family fight can hardly be helping the party. Eskimo Pit Man Diet MIAMI, Fla. OP) — The man whc developed the fabulous Eskimo Pie ice cream confection and founded Russell Stover Candies died today. He was 66-years-old Russell Stover of Kansas City, who succumbed to a long illness from circulatory and heart disorders. Death came at his winter home on Hibiscus Island, overlooking Miami Beach, Fla. Read Courier News Classified Ads OSCEOLA NEWS Continued from Page 7 to her bridge club Thursday. An ice course was served. Personals Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Daggart had as their guests last week, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Daggart, Sr., parents of Mr. Daggart, and his two sisters, Mrs. Charles Warren and Miss Ellen Daggart, all of Pascagoula, Miss. Mrs. Roy Cox, Mrs. Jettie Driver and Mrs. Jack Wilson attended the Junior Auxiliary Convention held in Biloxi, Miss., during the past week. They returned Sunday. Charlie Hale of Madison, Tenn., arrived in Osceola this week end to be present when his sister, Mrs. G. T. Florida, celebrated her 83rd birthday. Mrs. Brooks Notes Mrs. E. L. Bowles entertained three tables for luncheon followed by canasta at her home Thursday. Roses were used in the living room and dining rooms, in shade of yellow. / Mrs. A. P. Williams won high score and Mrs. V. C. Colbert won low. Honor Mothers The Southwestern Bell Telephone Company employes honored their mothers Saturday afternoon from two until four with a Mothers' Day tea in the company building. Red and White carnations provided the tea table centerpiece was flanked by flowing white tapers in silver holders. Punch and decorated individual cakes were served. Mrs. Harry Driver was hostess to her week end bridge Club Friday. Upon arrival of her guests, a dessert course was served, Mrs. A. W. Bowen, Mrs. John Enoch and Mrs. Bettye Nelle Starr were guests. Red radiance roses were used to center the tables. An arrangement of red amaryllis lillies in a silver urn was placed on a console table. Mrs. Joe Cromer won high club prize, with the guest prize going to Mrs. Enoch. Personals Mrs. Spencer Driver spent Mother's Day with hed daughter, Mrs. Marshal Kline and Family in St. Louis. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Whiteside have returned home after a visit with their son in Cotton Plant, Ark., and with relatives in Altheimer. Faber White and daughter, Mary Alma, with Mr. White's mother, Mrs. Walter White of Conway, left Fri- daw by plane for Kansas City to spend Mother's Day with Mrs. White's daughter, Mrs. Lyle T. Hooker. They returned Sunday night. Mr. and Mrs. Frank McDonald and children of Clarksdale, Miss., and Mr. and Mrs. George Doyle, Jr., and daughter spent Sunday with their mother and grandmother Mrs. George Doyle, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wertz of Nashville, Tenn., were week end visitors in Osceola. Cotton Carpet LOOP or TUFT Per Sq. Yd. 100% Rayon-Twist YARN DYED CARPET Only $f\SO PerSej. Yd. 107 E. Main—Phone 3-8650 A divorced person cannot b« married in the Church ol England. 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