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SATURDAY, JTO1 HV Mil PAGE SEYEH. Exchange of Ideas Is Needed on Farm I- Program-M'Carthy MILWAUKEE (AP) — Sen. McCarthy said today that he thinks some disagreement over major issues is .good for a political party and cited the farm program as an instance where free discussion would benefit the nation. "I don't know that anyone, including myself, has a complete answer to the farm program," McCarthy said in an imterview before his scheduled address to the Wisconsin Republican Convention. "But I am dissatisfied with the present program and I think we should have an exchange of ideas. "Secretary of Agriculture Benson is trying to get off the roof of the barn in one big jump," McCarthy said, alluding to the administration's reduction in farm subsidy levels. "If you try to get down from a high level in one jump like that, 'you're liable to break a leg." McCarthy said he thought that American farm prosperity frequently has ' been maintained at high levels by war-induced prosperity. "If we can spend a hundred billion dollars fighting a war, we can spend a few billion to protect a FDR, Jr., Seeks Dewey's Post Late President's Son Wants Office Hw Father Held MEW YORK (fP)—. Rep. Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr. has come out as an active candidate for the Democratic nominaticfn for governor of New York—a job his father held from 1928 until 1932 when he became president. Roosevelt's candidacy was reported after a conference yesterday with two top Democratic leaders <jf New York City, Carmine De Sapio and Charles A. Buckley. De Sapio is a member of the Democratic National Committee and leader of Tammany Hall, the Manhattan Democratic organization. Buckley is Democratic leader of Bronx county. They reported Roosevelt, already backed by party leaders in 16 of the state's 62 counties, stated he definitely intended to run for the nomination. Buckley said, however, that Roose- veit neither asked for nor received assurances or support from the two New York City leaders. "It's a little early, yet," he added. The party candidates are to be named officially at conventions in late September, but Roosevelt was reported to be seeking an earlier commitment as nominee in order to begin campaigning for the November election. He has repeatedly claimed Republican- Gov. Thomas E. Dewey arranged for the conventions to be held on Sept. 21-22 in order that the campaign will be a short one and consequently favorable to the incumbent Republicans. Dewey has not announced whether he will seek re-election for a fourth term as governor. American Seeks British Asylum LONDON UP) — Britain's National Council of Civil Liberties today sought "political asylum" here for a young American doctor and his doctor-wife who have been ordered to leave the country. Dr. Joseph H. Cort, 26, a lecturer in physiology at the University of Birmingham, said he and his wife, Ruth, 28, had been told their permit to remain in Britain would not be renewed after June 30. They have been in Britain since 1951. Miss Allen told newsmen Cort had informed the council he had been a member of the ^Communist party in his student days but does not belong now. vital part of the nation's economy," McCarthy said. "If we don't we may be inviting another conflict by having our economy decline." The farm program is only one of the national issues the senatpr said he thought could be benefited by a free discussion among those holding different views within the party. He said that the "complete unity" idea of political solidarity was, he felt, no sign of political health. He cited the Republican "harmony" of 1948 and contrasted it to what he called the vigorous disagreement within the Democratic party. "Look what happened," he said. It was expected that McCarthy would touch upon his ideas of party unity in his address this afternoon. McCarthy will fly from here to Sioux Falls, S.D., tomorrow for an address there. He said that if he is late returning to Washington, the Senate Permanent Investigations subcommittee hearing testimony on his dispute with Pentagon officials probably Would call committee chief of staff Francis L. Carr when the hearings reconvene Monday morning. LITTLi L/I— Another neglected fnYtntfon to o make-up kit for p*opt« who can't mokt up thtfr mlrxk Millington Jet Crash Kills Five Clifton Webb Wont Return To the Stage Difference Not Easy to Discern ALBUQUERQUE tffl — For ten minutes last night, the McCarthy- Army hearings had several participants coming to blows — at least that's the way ft sounded in Albuquerque. A hitch in patching wires caused the hearings, broadcast over KGGM, to be superimposed over the Joey Giardello-Bobby Jones fight, broadcast over KOAT. The double program went out over both stations. Listeners said Sen. McCarthy (R- Wis) was-in the midst of heated testimony when an excited sports announced began coming in With such things as "it's a blow to the stomach and a right to the Jaw." By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD UP!—"The stage?" said Clifton Webb reflectively. "No I don't think I shall ever return to the theater." * Webb seated himself in his spacious and tastefully decorated dressing room on the set of "A Woman's World." He had slipped into a robe and wore dark glasses with a piece of cardboard over his nose so the makeup would not be rubbed off. From a vacuum bottle he poured some milk — "Ulcer, you know." When I declined a cigarette, he sighed, "I cannot do without them. When the doctor took me to the hospital and diagnosed the ulcer, be told me to quit smoking. I tried for two whole days, and I was miserable. The slightest noise made me jump. Finally the doctor allowed me to smoke, as long as I didn't do it on an empty stomach." * * * AS HE sipped the milk and gained solace from the cigarette, he talked about his career, past and present. One thing he does not like about 20th-century culture: its preoccupation with violence. "I liked 'Three Coins in the Fountain,' " he commented. "It was a gentle sort of thing. Nobody was hurt in the end. "But that is all too rare nowadays. The movies concentrate on murder, mayhem and other forms of violence. Television is the same; it must have a terrible effect on the children. -" • * * EVEN THE stage has been taken over by the so-called realism. The gentle art^of high comedy, such as the shows I used to do, is virtually nonexistent. I am happy to say that Miss Ina Claire returned it to Broadway last season in "The Confidential Clerk.' She was magnificent. But such artistry is seen all too seldom." Webb said he had no yen to return to the legitimate theater, where he thrived for more than 40 years. He made his debut as a' boy in 1903. "When I go to plays in New York," he said, "I look up at the actors and say, 'You poor devils. You have to do the same thing tomorrow — perhaps twice, if it's a Wednesday or Saturday.' "The trouble with doing a play nowadays is this: if you're in a hit, you have to play it over and over for two years or more; if you're in a flop, your ego is damaged. You can't win either Way." MEMPHIS UFi — The "show went on" unofficially at the Memphis Naval Air Station today, shrouded in a pall of sadness cast by the crash of a jet fighter that killed five persons. The faster-than-sound F7U Cutlass blazed like a ball of fire through the station's aviation mechanic's school yesterday, leaving dead the pilot, three chief petty officers and a civilian secretary. The crash came less than an hour before the station opened its annual three-day festival and air show. The Cutlass was flown to the base from Dallas, Tex., especially for the event. Navy brass called off the air show yesterday, but today planes dating from World War I Spads to sleek jets took to the air. The Cutlass, piloted by World War n ace Robert Woolverton, 33- year-old lieutenant stationed at Dallas, made a "beautiful takeoff" and banked to the left as it reached about 300 feet, using its normal jet power. "Then, suddenly," said a veteran pilot who witnessed the crash, "the pilot switched to the afterburners, which is not normal procedure by any means. The plane never recovered from its bank, but seemed to plunge sideways and downward ... " Officials identified the other dead as Mrs. Elaine House Branch, Millington, Tenn.; and Chiefs George Wright Woodruff, 42, San Francisco; Roland Francis' Brousseau, 39, Manchester, N. H.; and George F. Hurlburt, 36, Portland, Ore. Navy to Arm Atom Sub with Guided Missile MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (fl — The Navy will arm its first atomic submarine, the Nautilus, witn the Regulus guided missile. James H. Smith Jr., assistant secretary of the Navy for air, announced this last night before the Aviation Writers Assn. at its annual meeting. The Regulus, a surface-to-surface missile, is being built by the Chance Vought Co., Fort Worth, Tex. It is 32 feet long and has a wing span of 21 feet. The wingtips of the newer models fold back for easier storage aboard ship. The Regulus. designated by the Navy as the SSM N-8A, has an Allison J33 jet engine with booster rockets for fast takeoff. The missile weighs 14,522 pounds and is in the high sub-sonic speed range. Smith also said that a newly-developed non flamable hydraulic fluid, called hydrolube, for catapults aboard aircraft carriers, may help avert future explosions such as that which caused the disaster aboard the carrier Benntngton last month. Smith also declared that as a result of new techniques and weapons, a modern carrier striking force can launch in 20 minutes a heavier bombing raid than was launched by all carriers in all of World War H, and can reach out more than twice as far. Air Raid Classes STOCKHOLM (ft—. Pupil§ in the top class of Stockholm's public schools have air raid defense classes —first aid for the girls, fire fighting for the boys. The state pays the cost. By ARTHUR MERLMf (For Sam Dawaon) NEW YORK (*~Some call it "turnpike fever." Others, "toll roaditis." Symptoms vary, but the malady is highly contagious. It quickens the puse of investment bankers, lawmakers and state highway officials and produces a rash of public demands for better roads. So far, there is only one known cure—float a huge bond issue and begin constructing a multilane speedway of the future, with toll booths at appropriate intervals. This week, Kentucky auctioned 38Vi million dollars of t u r n- pike revenue bonds to finance 40-mile toll road from Louisville to Elizabethtown. On June 16, the New York State Thruway Authority will come to market with 300 million dollars of similar obligations, second part of a financing venture to build a 427-mile toll road from New York City to Buffalo. But this Is only a sampling. Financial circles around Wall Street, the men whose job it is to raise money for these projects, are convinced that America is just on the verge of a new road-building era. Coupled with this conviction is the foreboding question—will land traffic financially suppor all the new toll roads? There are only 840 miles of toll roads in operation in ttie United States, costing about 674 million dollars. That's not impressive when Chicago Fire Fatal to Six Apartment Colled 'Fire Trap' Burns CHICAGO (£")—Six person* were killed last night when they were trapped in a fast spreading fire in a four-story apartment building which a city official termed a "fire trap-" A fire department official, who said the cause of the fire was not immediately determined, added, "it doesn't look too good—it spread too fast- Nine persons were injured, one seriously, as the fire raged through the old brick structure, located at 1702 Erie Street, on the city's near northwest side. A mother and daughter, a father and daughter, and a brother and; sister, perished in their fourth floor apartments. First Deputy Fire Marshal.. Albert Petersen estimated damage at $20,000- Police said that Marion Gregory, 11, who lives in a second floor apartment, told them he saw two men start the fire with a bucket of gasoline in a first floor hallway. He said he shouted at them and one man hurled a knife at him. They then fled, the youth told police. The father and daughter killed were Leo Weeks, 25, and Linda, 2. Weeks' wife, Mildred, 20, was. in serious condition with head injuries. Others killed were Mrs. Blander Borden, 23, and her daughter, June 3, and Miss Elicia Partin, 38, and her brother, Willy, 25. Everything Goes Wrong for Thief EAST PROVIDENCE, R. I. ffl— A would-be holdup man had "one of those days" today and swiftly landed in jail. He entered a hardware store and pointed a gun at the proprietor who snatched the weapon and called police. The gun turned out to be unloaded — and rusty. Worse still, a customer recognized the man. And it got practically funny when police found out the getaway car at the curb was out of gas. Syrian Student Holds 9 Degrees, Seeks 10th ANN ARBOR, Mich, tfl — If the letters in his academic degrees all were different, Dr. Sabih Djazzar would have enough to make an alphabet. And he's only 31 years old. Dr. Djazzar, of Damascus, holds nine accredited degrees. He is working on his tenth. mwatched with the 37.000 mile* in the U. S. highway system. But more than a thousand miles of similar thruways are already under construction at a cost of more than a billion and a half dollars. And 5.000 additional miles of toll highways have either been authorized or proposed at a projected cost of nearly six billion dollars. Newest ipeedway ic slated to open Aug. 1. It's the West Virginia turnpike, an 88-mile strip through rugged mountains, it took 128 million dollars of bonds to build. The need for superhighways becomes apparent when one realizes that 15 per cent of the nation's traffic passes over less than 1 per cent of the highways. Methodist Group Likens Rise Of M'Carthy to Hitler, Stalin DETROIT (#— A report likening the rise of Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) to that of Hitler and Stalin was approved unanimously yesterday by the Detroit Methodist Conference. The report, drawn up by the Conference's board of social and economic relations, called "McCarthyism" the "surface expression of a deadly inner disease." There was no dissenting report from the 15-member board, which includes nine ministers and six lay members. The Detroit conference includes 500 churches in the eastern half of Michigan and the state's upper peninsula- All Detroit Mtethodist minister are conference members. Some 800 ministers and delegates are attending the annual meeting. The report stated: "Tangled fears and hates, an anxiety neurosis in the minds and personalities of many people, have produced the personality and ethics of Joseph R. McCarthy in exactly the same way that German instability in the 1920's and 1930's produced the program and person of Adolph Hitler, and the suffering of the Russian revolution produced Lenin-Stalin. "McCarthy and his like mindeci co-workers, including Congressman Kit Clardy of Michigan, have assumed the position of divinely ap- pointed guardians of men's consciences, patriotism, thoughts. As such, they destroy the Judicial principals of trial by Jury, legal counsel for the defendant, and the right to cross-examine one's accusers. The Methodist board said It was "pleased to notice an increasing outspokenness on the part of the Christian church against thought control and demand for conformity." Along this line, it commended the Methodists' own council of bishops, the general council of the Presbyterian Church in the U- S. A. and the house of bishops of the Protestant Episcopal Church. Detroit Women's Club Gets Bar . . . er, Lounge DETROIT GW — The Women's City Club of Detroit has a bar now — pardon, a lounge. For its 35 years of existence the 8,000-member club got along without one. At a preview, Mrs. John P. Carritte, club president, said it was decided finally to abandon precedent because of "many demands over the years." She gently but firmly asked that it be referred to as a "lounge." Korean Piano Prodigy Heads For Julliard School of Music FORT WORTH, Tex. l/P>—Tong H (Tony) Han and a couple of friends left here this week, on a trip that will end with the young Korean in New York's famed Juilliard School of Music. Tony, his friends say. Is a child piano prodigy, and the 5th Air Force has put up some $4,600 to Base—with Tony. One of Tony's Mends is Lt. Gen. Samuel E. Anderson, and the other — a real Tony fan — is 1st Lt. Thomas Cutshaw, former 5th Air Force interpreter. They arrived here at Carswell Air Force Base yesterday — with Tony. Cutshaw told Tony's story while Anderson modestly excluded himself from any part in the drama. But Cutshaw said it was really the general who started the ball rolling. It happened this way, Cutshaw said: Tony and his family lived in North Korea before the war began there. In 1948, the Russians confiscated all the family's furniture, including the piano. The family moved to Seoul and later, when the fighting started, to Pus an. Tony's father, a musician, taught the boy to play the piano. Last October, the manager, of the 5th Air Force theater in Seoul heard the boy playing the piano. He put him on the program. Anderson heard the performance Sometimes Customer Isn't Always 'Right' LITTLE ROCK (JP) — A young woman approached a clerk in a downtown ladies ready-to-wear shop and asked for a refund on two dresses which she said her aunt had purchased. The dresses, explained the customer, didn't fit. The price of both garments were refunded- Later in the day, the store found that the dresses had been stolen. No Such Sign In spite of the popular use of the term "bar sinister," English heraldry has no sign to indicate illegitimacy, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica. and was so impressed that he sent the lad on a tour of Air Force installations. It was then that members of the 5th Air Force, of which Anderson was the commanding officer, began taking up a collection to send Tony to this country. Enough persons with musical authority heard the boy that Julliard granted Tony a scholarship without requiring an audition. Tony will live with a Korean- American family in New York. Anderson gave up command of the 5th Air Force a week ago Tuesday. With Tony aboard, he flew to Japan and then on to this country. Hollywood Stacks of sandwiches at picnics have fillings of red rubber to cut down the depredations of hungry extras. . -The trick to those champagne bottles that spurt all over the place in comedy scenes-they're filled with vinegar and bicarbonate of soda. Ugh Gravel paths are made of soundless rubber and cork—so the heroine's scampering feet won't sound like Kate Smith coming over the mountain. Ponds in garden scenes aren't as romantic as they appear. They're covered with crude oil to better reflec* the image of the garden for the camera's eye. A camera never lies? Don't you believe it. Security Checks Clear 3 Annapolis Graduates ANNAPOLIS. Md. (AP) — Three young officers who sweated out their bars for a full week after the rest of their class showed no rancor today as they prepared to head for leaves and new duty station*. They wer« commissioned in quick ceremonies at the Naval Academy last night, a few hours after the Navy in Washington had cleared them of being possible security risks. The three midshipmen, who became close friends during their week-long wait, went to Washington yesterday for separate, personal interviews with Secretary of the Navy Charles Thomas before their clearance was publicly announced. Ens. Paul Shimek Jr., 22, of RFD 2. Hazen. Ark., Said last night he "felt quite honored to be ushered into the Navy by a personal interview with the Poetic Justice? TOKYO (IP) ~~ The Watanabe Story, lastest chapter: Little Shizuko, aged 8, In a fit of ire. Set her house afire. For the record Let us mention: She's in Juvenile detention. Albert Michelson was the first Nobel winner, receiving the award in 1907 for his studies of light. Margaret Truman Gets New Contract with NBC NEW YORK UP> — Margaret Truman has signed a new one-year contract with the National Broadcasting Co., for her fourth season of radio and television guest appearances. NBC did not disclose financial terms. The daughter of former President Harry S. Truman has appeared in a variety of roles ranging from drama to singing to comedy. SEAFOOD MARKET West Main Phone Fresh Catfish • Fresh Shrimp Oysters • All Seafoods (Next Door to Barney'i Drug Store) NEWS for the COURIER in Osceola, call BILLY BEALL, 567-J Moxley's Clearpool At Walker Park The gates to Walker Park are closed while road re-surfacing is being done but we're OPEN FOR BUSINESS AS USUAL. Under Hew Management Swim Suits For Rent Any Size — Adult or Children Season Passes For Sale For Adults and Children New Opening Time 1:15 p. m, Open TH 9 p.m. Daily Ens. Harold I, Pollack, 23, of Hartford, Conn, said he was about to claim the same credit and "felt great." And Marine 2nd Lt. Peter Yad- lowsky, 23. of Jersey City. N.J., said he was "honored." Shimek also expressed appreciation for the interest taken by Sen, Sal tons tall (R-Mass) and his armed services committee which had started looking into the delay of the commissions. Shimek said he was "grateful for the interest which Is indicative of everything good for the country and the individual." Decline Case Discussion* The young officers didn't want Doctor Cancels Patients' Debts on Anniversary CHICAGO (fP)— An 82-year-old Indiana doctor has canceled all medical debts .of his patients in celebration of his 60th anniversary as a practicing physician. Dr. Frank E. Wiedemann, who has practiced medicine in Terre Haute since 18M, said he wanted to share his anniversary celebration with his patients. ALUMINUM Half - Full - Shade SCREENS "Made in Blytheville" Aluminum Storm Windows KNOP 633 8E Parkway Phone 3-4233 to talk any more of the ground* on which the Navy had investigated their cases. Pollack did f»y that he had no idea why he w»§ investigated unless it had something to do with "association! which I really never had." Yadlowski's father and Shimek's mother had earlier voiced their opinions of why their sons'! commissions were being held up. The father said he thought it was because he had once taken out an insurance policy on the boy from the International Workers Order, later listed b- the attorney general as subversive. Shimek's mother said she was born in Siberia and Paul has a brother studying law hi Poland %nd that may have been the reason for his delay. On the Shimek farm near Hazen, Ark., Mrs. Shimek said she was happy to receive the news. "Investigations are a good thing, but why did they wait so late?" she nsked. After leaves at home, Shimek will report to Pensacola for aviation training, Pollack to the destroyer Fox a+ Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and Yadlowsky to Quanticp, Va., for basic Marine officer training. NOW OPEN IN OUR New Location So. Hiway 6i—Blytheville i-WB^jl Expert Service In AH Types Of Upholstery. • Furniture • Automobile • Mattresses Tailormade Seat Cover* Mattresses Made to Order Truck Seats Rebuilt & Covered Smith Mattress Co. 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