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THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS McCarthy's Charges Of Reds in Industry Must Be More Specific By JAMES MARLOW WASHINGTON (AP) — The public will have a muddy idea of what is meant unless the senators and principals in the Army-McCarthy hearings get more specific on Communists in defense plants. Sen. McCarthy repeatedly throughout the hearing has referred to Communists in these plants. He has put the number at 130, and said they are in "dangerous positions." His statements raise some questions: 1. Does he actually know there are 130 Communists in these plants? He has offered no proof, and has complained these hearings delay public exposure of the 130. 2. Are they in "dangerous positions" in these plants, as he says? What is a dangerous position? 3. And what does he mean by a defense plant — one doing secret work for the government or one making nonsecret trucks and overalls for the government? Yesterday Army Counsel Joseph N. Welch quizzed McCarthy and Roy M. Cohn, his staff counsel, about these alleged Communists in defense plants. McCarthy says the Defense Department knows about them. Last night Dr. John A. Hannah, assistant secretary 01 defense for manpower and personnel, said McCarthy had never directly or indirectly sent him information there were 130 Communists in defense plants. "If he had sent them to the Defense Department," Hannah said, "I'm sure they would have come to me." Cohn Says FBI Knows Cohn said the FBI knew about them too. Sen. Jackson (D-Wash) asked Cohn if he didn't think it would be a good idea to send the names to Secretary of Defense Wilson, since that would put Wilson on the spot if he did nothing about them. Cohn replied: "No. Because I Imagine the reply we would get would be: 'These people do not THE HIKER - Bert Melene- phy, 70, on his crutches stops for a rest near Morristown, Ohio. The aged man, with two broken legs in casts, is walking from Pittsburgh, Pa., to Cincinnati, where he hopes to find work. He sleeps in old cars and brush piles along the road when he's unable to find other shelter. work for the United States government as such. They work for defense plants which do subcontract work for the United States government: therefore, we don't have the jurisdiction to hire or fire these people . . .'" Hannah, some of his assistants, and other officials in the Defense Department were asked last night to explain just what the Defense Department can and cannot do about Communists in defense plants and this was the reply: There is no law giving the Defense Department the power to order a Communist fired from a plant where it has a contract. It can only tell an employer doing secret work for the government that an employe, considered a security risk, cannot work on the secert project. Then it's up to the boss to fire him or transfer him to another plant, if he has one. And here are some examples of what the Defense Department can and can't do and the variation in plants. Say there are four plants named (1) Smith, (2) Jones, (3) Kelly and (4) Murphy. In each of them, the FBI has told the Defense Department, there are 10 men with backgrounds indicating they're security risks. 1. Smith. It makes nonsecret trucks which it sells to the government and the general public. The Defense Department can do nothing about getting the 10 risks out of this plant. 2. Jones. Unlike Smith, which sells to the government and the public alike. Jones works exclusively for the government. But it does no secret work. It just makes overalls. The Defense Department can't force the 10 suspects to be fired. 3. Kelly. IP one part of its plant Kelly makes secret material for the government; in another part it makes a commercial product. The Defense Department can insist none of the 10 security risks may work on the secret item or anywhere near it. The boss can give the 10 some other job or fire them. 4. Murphy. This whole plant works on secret items for the government. The Defense Department can insist none of the 10 suspects may work in that plant. Otherwise, Murphy doesn't get the contract. The firm can fire the men or transfer them. CLEVELAND Uf> —Former President Harry S. Truman has canceled a speech he was scheduled to give next Tuesday at a luncheon sponsored by organized labor here. Expressing regret, Truman said last night he was calling off all his June and July appointments in order to catch up on back work on his memoirs for Life magazine. Because -the speech was can celled, the Cleveland Labor Com mittee for Human Rights called off the Human Relations Institute, a joint CIO-AFL enterprise. The speech was to have been the main event. TOKYO W) — The burglar who broke into the apartment of Miss Sueko Onoda, a 35-year-old geisha, took $18 and then demanded her electric iron. He plugged in the iron, pressed his coat and trousers and walked out. "w^WH It^M •niMtt PW^RWp WA1TNAM * Factory Mtfheds * Manufacturers' Ports if Pert S«rvkt * Uwftst Prkes Why accept less than the bta< quality and workmanship. Jttet Say "Charge H". CRYSTALS HTTED wmt II III! M I S ^•••••PVMi^B^^B liaroonils News of Men In the Service Cpl Billy G. Steward, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leland Steward of Leachville, recently spent a seven-day rest and recuperation leave in Japan. Regularly stationed in Korea as a clerk with the 3rd Infantry Division's finance section, he entered the Army in Nov. 1952. Cpl. Bobby G. Flood, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe B. Flood, Steele, Mo., Route 3, is serving with the 6th Tank Battalion which recently celebrated its 36th anniversary at Camp Fiji, Japan. A tanker in Company B, he entered the Army in June 1950 and was stationed at Camp Gordon. Ga.. before arriving overseas last January. W. D. Tommy, Blytheville High School Principal, is spending two weeks training duty at Fort Hood, Tex., as Commanding officer of 39th tank company. He holds a rank of captain. Arriving in San Diego. Calif., aboard the USS Hopewell, is Earnest Smith, ship's serviceman 2|c, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Smith of Monette and husband ol" Mrs. Rose L. Smith of Leachville- The Hopewell and other ships have completed seven months tour of duty in the Far East with the UN Peace Patrol. Now serving in Korea with the 25th Infantry Division is Pvt. Ro- | bert S. Hale, whose wife, Wanda,! ARTILLERY SCHOOL — Pvt. Franklin Henson, son of Elmer Henson, having finished basic training at Camp Chaffee, Ark., is now attending artillery school at the same base. lives in Blytheville. A truck driver in his unit, he is the son of Mrs. Norma B. Hamp of Tollerson. Ariz., and entered the Army in Dec. 1951. Cpl. Herbert H. Mercer, whose wife, Bonnie, lives in Steele, Mo., is serving in Korea with the 194th Engineer Combat Battalion which recently received the Meritorious Unit Commendation. In the Army 19 months, he is a truck driver in the battalion's Company A. His parents. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Mercer, live on Route 1, Steele. AT DEFENSE SCHOOL — Carol A. Jackson, airman 3|c. son ol Mr. and Mrs. S. L- Jackson of Luxora, is enrolled in the Air Base Defense School at Parks Air Force Base, Calif. He is receiving training in protection and defenses of Air Force bases, a function previously allocated to the Army. Recently arriving ill Germany for duty with the 2nd Armored Division, is Pvt. William D. Moore, son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil D- Moore, Route 1. Owen P. Tetley. whose wife. Lois, lives in Kennett. Mo., recently was promoted to major while serving with the VII Corps Artillery in Germany. The son of Mrs. A. L. Tetley ol Kennett, he is an anti-aircraft artillery liaison officer, Before his present assignment with the 7th AAA Battalion hi Worms, Germany. ON OKINAWA—Capt. James R Reeder, son of Mrs. Jessie Reeder of Blytheville, recently arrived on Okinawa from Korea for assignment to the 8040th Army Unit of the Ryukyus Command Ordinance Service. Capt. Reeder. whose wife, Kay, lives in Blytheville, was last stationed in Korea with the 7th Infantry Division. Lt- Col. Louis Partridge of Blytheville took top honors at a three- day aerial bombardment meet in Korea during a contest between the 3rd and 17th Bomdardment Wings. He placed his bombs an average of 62 feet from the center of the target area in the glide bombing contest. The meet was won by the 3rd Wing-. Joe Foss, Air Hero of Pacific, Aims at S. Dakota Governorship By IIARI, ANDEKSKN and HAROLD S. MILNEB SIOUX FALLS. S.D. UP) — Ten years ago a droll six-footer named Joe Fo.ss stirred the nation with his exploits In the tense find critical nir war over Guadalcanal Is- ImuK Foss today curried the same warrior's^flare for action that won luin the Medal of Honor into the fight for the South Dakota governorship. Unlike .some of his touch-and-go aerial battles, this is a fight the handsome veteran is almost certain to win. His victory Tuesday in the state Republican primary virtually assured him election in this GOP citadel. Foss downed 26 Jap planes as a Marine pilot, matching Eddie Rickenbacker's World War I total. He came home to Sioux Falls to a tumultuous parade with 50,000 lining the streets to welcome him. After his wartime ordeal, few things ruffle Joe. He is in politics because he likes people, likes all the handshaking and storytelling that go with stumping—and likes the future of South Dakota. Earnest in his politicking, he has a natural waggishnoss that is hard to submerge. His comely wife June says he has a dual personality. "Most of the time he's t clown and a storyteller—but when he's serious, he's a different man," ahe says. Foss is serious about the problems of government and the farmers. He is no spellbinder but apeahh, easily and decisively. Now 39 and the father of three, he is no stranger to the state's bread and butter industry. He was born on a farm a few miles from here and it was there where he first acquired the marksmanship that made him a scourge of the Pacific fighting. He tried unsuccessfully for the governor nomination four years ago when he offered little more than his wartime appeal. With two terms in the State Legislature behind him, he piled up a margin so big in Tuesday's election that opponents conceded four hours «f- ter the polls closed. Chicago Seeks 1956 GOP, Democrat Convention! CHICAGO M—Business, city »nd political leaders planned to meet with Mayor Martin Kennelly today to map a drive to bring the 1956 Republican and Democratic national conventions to Chicago. Tokyo Coeds Rebel at Posing For Science' TOKYO (tf> — Fifty freshmen coeds at a Tokyo women's university raised a howl today against posing nude from the waist up for a professor's "scientific study" album. Parents joined in the protest. The girls "said they were ordered to pose for the photos during- en- .trance physical exams at Tokyo Ochanomizue Women's University. Thoy were told the pictures would be used as "research material for studies on development of personalities." University authorities were not available for comment. Read Courier News Classified Ads. Shelley Winters Gets Divorce SANTA MONICA. Calif. L5V-Shel- ley Winters has divorced her Italian actor - huband Vitorio Gassman, who. she said, admitted he was temperamentally unsuited for marriage. The actress, who charged cruelty, testified in Superior Court yesterday that Gassman once told her: "If you want to be married to a European you have to live where your husband lives and you have to give him a great deal of freedom." "I told him," Miss Winters said, "that was not the kind of marriage I wanted." With her interlocutory decree she got custody of their 15-month-old daughter Vittoria Gina and a property settlement. The latter provides 'Big Dog 1 Turns Out to Be Bear EGAR. Ariz. (M — Imagine Charley Patterson's surprise when he climbed into the front seat of his stalled car on a lonely mountain road at night, nd felt a bear sitting next to him. Patterson, a mechanic, had just filled the empty gas tank. He Twins Are Best PEORIA, 111. Wl—The Best twins. Janet and Janice, were the best students scholastically in the graduating class at Our Lady Academy. They graduated yesterday, Janet as valedictorian and Janice as salutatorian. ings shall go toward support of the child, with a minimum of $5,000 if he is wording in this country and that 10 per cent of Gassman's earn-$3,500 if he is working abroad. whirred the motor and headed for town. "I thought it was an awfully big dog," he said later. "I chained him to the door on the other side of the front seat." Sen. Mundt Is 54 Today WASHINGTON W—Today is Sen Karl E. Mundt's 54th birthday and the 26th day of the televised Army- McCarthy hearings, over which he is presiding as temporary chairman of the Senate Investigations subcommittee. The South Dakota Republican said he had no plans for a birthday celebration, that he was not expecting anything: except "just more hard work—more of the same." REPEATED BY POPULAR DEMAND WATCH PEN GIVEN FOR MAKING ^S.^S YHIS TRIAL ^^ The Famous Pen thp» bankers approve! ^ Can't leak, smear or blot. Proved by doily use in more than 7000 bonks! 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