The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 16, 1954 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, June 16, 1954
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FAflfR BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY.. JTJNE 16. 1954 Can McCarthy Ever Make Up His Mind About His Accusers? By JAMES MARLOW WASHINGTON (AP) — Just as the old question of who > threw the overalls in Mrs. Murphy's chowder has never been answered. Sen. McCarthy mav never make up his mind on who "instigated" Army officials' charges against him. Like a man hit when he wasn't watching, McCarthy ha;, been looking around for suspects ever since, pointing to one individual after another as the cause of his troubles. Sometimes he found them in pairs. He began by emphatically accusing two officials of the Eisenhower administration. As the testimony unfolded, he accused more of them, and has wound up putting the blame on a pair of Democrats, just as emphatically, The calendar tells the story: March 11. An Army report accused McCarthy and his aides of trying to pressure it into giving preferential treatment to Pvt. G. David Schinc, & consultant to McCarthy's staff before he was drafted. March 12. McCarthy accused Secretary of the Army Stevens and Army Counselor John G. Adams oi blackmail. He said they were trying to pressure him into abandoning his search for Communists in the Army. Both denied his accusations and later, at the public hearings, took full responsibility for issuing the charges. April 20. McCarthy accused H. Struve Hensel, assistant secretary of defense, of masterminding the charges against him. He said Hensel wanted tc discredit McCarthy's subcommittee and head off a probe of Hensel's own "misconduct" and "possible law violations." Hensel called these accusations barefaced lies. (On May 26 the Republicans on the subcommittee threw out the charges against Hensel and Army charges against Francis P. Carr, * McCarthy aide.) Kept Record May 12. Adams testified at the hearings that on Jan. 21 he had met at the Justice Department with Sherman Adams, President Eisenhower's first assistant, Atty. Gen, Brownell ;Dep. Atty. Gen. William P. Rogers; Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. chief U.S. delegate to the United Nations; and Gerald Morgan, an- oiher member of the White House staff. Adams said he told the group of Army troubles with McCarthy and his staff and that Sherman Adams advised him to keep a record on i it, which later -became the basis lor the March 11 report. May 17, Eisenhower issued an order forbidding Adams to say any more on the conference. McCarthy protested this was an "Iron Curtain.'' preventing the subcommittee from knowing who was really responsible for the Army's charges He said Brownell and Rogers must have had * hand in instigating them, and added ''I fear in my mind" he was doing an injustice to Adams and Hensel in calling them the instigators. May 24. Stevens and Adams said under oath the Arrny alone was responsible for the charges. McCarthy then contended the charges were "instigated" by White House aides. Accuses Roffers June 4. McCarthy accused Rogers, the deputy attorney general, of taking- part in "lighting the fuse . . . setting u" the machinery" for the Army's charges. This was after it was revealed, in monitored telephone conversations, ' that Sen. ymington (D-Mo) told Stevens that Rogers "is on your side." Symington also told Stevens he needed a lawyer and recommended Clark Clifford, now in private j law practice but at one time form- TO MOW 'EM DOWN COAST TO COAST-Virgil Gofer, rijjiit, and Leroy Schunpman. of Ransom, Kans., prepare to start for California with their power mower which they plan to ride =-':ross the country to Washington, D. C. The blade has been removed from the mower, which Gofer will ride at a top speed of 25 mph. Schuppman will follow him in a truck and will demonstrate the mower to prospective buyers along the route. er President Truman's special counsel. June 5. McCarthy said it now appeared Stevens is a "tine, inno cent fellow" who got "mouset,rap- ped" into touching- off the hearingr 'by smart Washington politicians." He accused Symington and Clifford of using the hearings in an attempt to destroy the Republican party. June 7. McCarthy accused Syrn- ngton of "instigating" the Army's charges, and he said Symington and Clifford connived with the "not oo brilliant" Stevens In an effort to "get the Republicans to commit suicide." 300-Year-Old Tax Dodge Discovered in Japan TOKYO (/pu-Northern Honshu officials have uncovered a tax dodge j almost 300 years old. | They have two huge 18 by 24-foot j topographical maps of the 1680 per- I iocl—almost identical. j One map shows 11 more villages than the other. Officials so id t.he map with the deleted villages was displayed by the lord of the province to higher tax officials. The accurate version he used for collecting taxes. How Do You Film Life of Man Who'll Soon Die? McCarthy's Gift Ranks Low at Benefit Auction By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD (#)—How do you film the life story of a man who is scheduled to die July 30? That is the problem facing producer Wallace MacDonald and writer Jack DeWitt, who are charged with putting on the screen the life of Caryl Chessman. They are filming the criminal's book, "Cell 2455. Death Row," which Columbia bought tor $15,000. National attention has been brought to Chessman via his book, in which he details his life in crime. He has confessed 15 felonies charged to him, but not two others which brought him the death sentence for kidnaping. He has personally waged a long legal battle to escape the gas chamber but now is slated to die July 30. A committee that includes many writing people has been trying to get his sentence commuted, arguing that he is worth more to society alive than dead. MacDonald emphasized that the film would take no sides in Chessman's fight for life. "We will present the story in a documentary style, like a March of Time," the producer remarked. "We will be coldly objective, building no case for him or for society." Ah yes. but doesn't the audience tend to sympathize with the leading player, even in a crime picture? Heart Surgery To Be Televised SAN FRANCISCO — A television program showing a young girl and her father with their blood vessels hooked together during a heart operation will be presented on a nationwide network during: the American Medical Assn. convention next week. The operation is for a defect in the girl's heart. To get the best results, surgeons like to operate in a "dry field" — that is, with no blood in the heart. So they short-circuit the heart and connect the girl's veins and arteries into the circulatory system of the father. The March of Medicine broadcast will be made over NBC TV at 10 p.m., EST, Thursday, June 24. Toy' Gun Turns Out To Be the Real Thing TOKYO l.fl — It was closing time at the Heiwa Sogo Bank here. In walked two desperadoes, one toting a pistol. They ordered five frightened bank employes inside the vault. All five were proceeding meekly until one took a second glance at the threatening weapon. "Toy." he shouted. All five grappled with the gunmen. They heard the pistol click but fought on and subdued the holdup men. f 'Not necessarily in this case." i remarked MacDonald. "Not if we tell the story as it was written in the book, and we are required j to do so. WYNANTSKILL. N. Y. (£1 — Sen. "There may be some sympathy j McCarthy's donation to the Kiwanis evoked from hLs younger days. His i Club auction brought 36 less than a family was very poor and he tells baseball autographed by members of how he was sick in bed and of the New York Giants and 25 how his mother, who was para- i cents less than a Rensselaer Poly- lyzed, called to sav something was i technic Institute hockey stick wrong. The boy went in the kitchen I A bldder P aid $ ' J5 for lhe am °' and found his father lying on the floor with the gas on. "His first urge to steal came when he noticed other people's groceries were not the same as i $1.50. his family's, which came from re- Celebrities are asked annually to book "McCarihyism — The Fight for America" — was knocked down for $1.25. The hockey stick sold for lief. He began to steal food. "But then he began to steal more than he needed. It became a matter of bravado with him. When others in his sang would say, 'Let's steal a car.' he'd say. 'Let's steal three cars.' Every time he got out of a reformatory he would return to crime." DeWitt called him "a precocious boy who became a precocious genius. You can tell from the book that he studied until he knew all the tricks of a professional writer." provide items for the auction. Bell Will Rescue Los* Mountain Climbers TOKYO '/Pi — The Japanese government is building a bell house for lost mountain climbers in the western Honshu area. Wandering mountain climbers can follow the peal of the bell to shelter in a house underneath the bell tower. "toy" and shuddered. It wasn't. Installment Haircuts TOKYO <7P>—Barbers in Yamaguchi, western Honshu, are selling haircuts on the installment plan. Customers can get as many hair- curs as needed throughout the year, and pay the bill in monthly installments. Wall Is Torn Down To Rescue Parakeet NEWPORT, Ky. (*> ~ Jerry, the parakeet pet of 9-year-old 'Mary Lou Kehoe. escaped from her home and flew into a hole in the wall of the Elks' clubhouse. Mary Lou demanded her bird back. 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