The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 15, 1953 · Page 9
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 15, 1953
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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1953 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NINE Sen. McCarthy Calls Harvard Haven for 5th Amendment NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy (R-Wis), in a new blast at Harvard University, says the college apparently is a sanctuary "for Fifth Amendment cases." President Nathan M. Pusey of Harvard said in Cambridge, Mass., last night that he had no comment. He has said previously there are no Communists on the Harvard faculty an dthat use of the Fifth Amendment is not "a confession of guilt." The senator's slap at the university came yesterday during hearings here by the Senate permanent investigations subcommittee, which he heads. Last night Wendell H. Furry, a Harvard professor, said at his home in Blemont. Mass., that he has been called to appear before the subcommittee tomorrow. McCarthy is holding public hearings into alleged Communist espionage at Ft. Monmouth, N. J., the Army Signal Corps headquarters of America's top secret radar defense. The .senator's comment on Harvard came as he wound up questioning of the last of four witnesses called yesterday mouth probe. in the Ft. Mon- Mrs. Sylvia Berke. a Bronx public school clerk, was summoned to testify about a job she held at Ft. Monmouth 1943. between 1942 and Mrs. Berke denied she was a Communist at that time or last September when she testified at a closed hearing. However, she refused to say whether she ever had been a Communist, citing the Fifth Amendment. The amendment is a guarantee to witnesses against possible self- incrimination. McCarthy suggested that Mrs. Berke, if the Board of Education fires her, "might apply for a job over at Harvard." "It seems to be a. sanctuary over there for Fifth Amendment cases," said McCartlw. "You can get a letter of recommendation from your Communist cell and get a job from Mr. Pusey." McCarthy and Pusey are old foes from Wisconsin, where Pusey opposed McCarthy's re-election when he was president of Lawrence College in the Appleton. senator's home town, After yesterday's public hcarinc, McCarthy went into closed sessions to hear some Griffiss Air Force Base employes. The senator later told newsmen he knew of at least 12 employes of the base at Rome, N. Y., who have been suspended as security or Commodity And Stock Markets- New York Cotton U2:30 quotations) Mar 3296 3308 3296 May 3315 332S 3315 July 3300 3309 3300 Oct 3231 3245 3231 New Orleans Cotton Mar 3300 3309 3299 May 3319 3329 3319 July 3301 3C10 3301 3304 3321 3308 3244 3306 Obituaries Services Conducted For John Hemphiil Services for John Thomas Hemn- hlll. former Blytheville resident fatally injured in a Tulare, Calif., gin accident Dec. 5, were conducted at 2 p. m. today at Cobb Funeral Home with Burial in Maple Grove Ceine- tary. He is survived by his parents. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Hemphiil of Hornersville. Mo., a son, Tommy Hemphiil: „„.„ „,„„ „„,„ 3328| twobrot h<!rs, Jim Hemphiil of Horn- July 3301 3C10 3301 3310! er5ville al ™ Paul Hemphiil of Bly- Oct 3231 3242 3231 32421 theville; and two sisters, Mrs. Tennie Stone nf Rochester. N. Y.. and Mrs. a-ssie Alexander of Munich, Memphis Soybeans Mch . 303 301 ' 297 306 303 303 300 July ---- 297 297(/ 2 296 Chicago Soybeans Jan .... 304'.;, 306 303^ Mch .... 305 307 May .... 302 Vi 303 f loyalty risks. He said his subcom mittee staff had talked to them and that they would be questioned in New York this week. At Rome, Brig. Gen. Daniel C. Doubleday, base commander, de- , clined yesterday to comment on j Jul y • • •. 29T,b 298!' 2 any suspensions beyond saying: Chicago Corn "This is R continuing proposition. ] m cn 155 15 Any suspensions would have noih- ' ing to do with the McCarthy investigation. Any suspensions would result from standard security investigations." Griffiss is a radar development center and cnme under McCarthy's scrutiny in the course of his probe of Ft. Monmouth. 30414 3011/4 296ft 155ft 306 302=4 297 306 306',;, 303 IA 298'/ 2 155*4 156% VISITORS (Continued from Page 4) Tom Walls and Mrs. Walls of Jonesboro, where Mr. Walls attends Arkansas State College. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Walls will also visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. G- Shelton while here. Miss Beverly Jones, who is a student at Arkansas State College, Jonesboro, will visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Jones and children, Kelly and Marilyn. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Roleson and son, Bucky. will spend Christmas in Wynne with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Fisher, and other relatives. * • * Arriving De.c. 24 for the holidays here will be Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ferguson, Jr., and their daughter, Katharine of Savannah, Ga. They plan to spend about 10 days. Visiting Mr. and Mrs. H. N. Swearengen, Sr., will be their daughters. Miss Emmadel Swearengen of Stephens College, Columbia, and Miss Virginia Swearengen of Memphis. Airman l/c and Mrs. James E. Wimberly and ^on, James Mark, of Biloxi are expected to be here a few -days with their parents. Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Wimberly and Mr. and ' Mrs. J. T. Hipp. The Wimberlys i Pemiscot Court Recesses Due to Judge's Illness will be visited by their daughter. Miss Allene Wimberly, student at Southwestern in Memphis. Mr. and Mrs. 0. W. Shinn and children, Patti and Jimmy, will be spending Christmas in Bentonville, Ark., with Mr. Shinn's mother, Mrs. Effle Shinn and his sister, Mrs. J. L. Jackson, Dr. Jackson and their children, Annette and La Rue. Mrs. Effle Shinn, who is spending 10 becamc m and unable to days here with her son, will ac- « company them back to Bentonville. j „ Jud ,, h H A1 , 8 B Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Tune plan to leave Christmas Eve for She ville. Tenn., where they will be guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Smith. Miss Laura Alice Hemby and Miss Jo Alice McGuire. who are students at the University of Arkansas, are expected home for the holidays this week end. They are the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Hemby and Mr. and Mrs. Gene McGuire. Miss Linda Lou Bunch, who is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Huey Bunch, and n student at University of Mississippi, Oxford, will arrive here this week end. Leaving Dec. 18 will be Dr. and Mrs. J. P. Brownson, who plan to spend their vacation in Phoenix and Tucson Ariz. While visiting: the West, they are planning to visit Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif. the session. Court will reconvene Dec. 28 with two murder .trials scheduled to be tried. Tommy Pate is charged with first degree murder in connection I with the shooting of Elmer Riggs of '" Hayti, Route 2, at a service station in iVayti on Aug. 11. James McCrary is charged with first degree murder in the shooting of his wife, Dixie Lee, Sept. 13, while she sat in a pick-up truck in Hayti. On the docket for trial this morning was Bernice Wilson, Negro woman, charged with felonious assault. The case was continued until Dec. 28. Laniel to Run Again PARIS l/fi— Premier Joseph Laniel agreed today to stand as a candidate for President of the French Republic. The election will be held Thursday. Laniel did not make the announcement directly but gave His political allies authority to spread the word. May .... 156% 157 >/„ Chicago Wheat Mch 206% 206% 205% 206 3 ,! New York Stocks (12:45 quotation!) A T and T 156'i Amer Tabacco 61 ;1 s Anaconda Copper 30 Beth Steel 50<'» Chrysler ; 60 SH Coca-Cola HIPs Gen Electric 83'i Gpn Motors 58 : H Montgomery Ward 55'i N Y Central ifp, Int Harvester 26 :l i Republic Steel 48'» Radio 23', Socony Vacuum 35 :1 = Studebaker 22's Standard of N J 72'» Texas Corp 56 U Scars . ei-% U S Steel 39»i Sou Pac 36«e Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. 111. I/Pi— (USDAl— Hogs 9,000; moderately active; barrows and gilts 1025 lower than Monday's average; sows weak to 25 lower; instances 50 off; most choice 180-230 Ib 24.35-6; several loads mostly choice No. Is and 2s under 225 Ib 24.65: 240-260 Ib 23.65-24.25; heavier weights very scarce; few around 290 Ib 23.00: most 150-170 Ib 23.5024.50; sows 400 Ib down 21.0022.25; heavier sows 20.00-21.00; boars 14.-18.5. Cattle 6.000; calves 1,500: opening very slow on steers; little done with a Sew heifers and mixed butcher yearlings about steady; initial sales of cows steady; few utility and commercial cows 10.5012.00; canners and cutters largely 8.00-10.50; bulls unchanged; utility and commercial 11.00-13.0(1; cutters Germany, POWs (Continued Jrom Page H send explainers inside the com pound. There was no official comment, however. There was no meeting of the repatriation commission today. The commission is considering a lengthy protest filed by the South Koreans, who refused repatriation. The American POWs said the NNRC must satisfactorily answer this protest before they would come out for explanations, it would give the U.N. Command very little time interview the 22 Americans, 1 Briton and 78 balky South Koreans who have not. been interviewed. If the South Koreans must be explained to first as the Americans insist, the explanation period could be used up without any explanations having been made to the U.S. soldiers. the Courts COMMON 1 PLEAS — Tom Little, Jr., d/b/a Blytheville Motor Co., vs. Son Jenkins and Farmers Bank of Blytheville (gar- nisheet, $399 debt and interest. Speed Bonds Forfeited Three persons forfeited bonds of $19.75 in Municipal Court this morning on charges of speeding. Those forfeiting bonds were Willie Buckner, Kenneth Oamil and Pete Bryant. 8.00-10.50; vealers 1.00 higher; top reaching 30.00 for a few prime ndivldual.s with good and choice 21.00-27.00; utility and commercial 14.00-20.00: commercial and good slaughter calves 14.00-18.00. Mailing Time For Yule Gifts Running Out Only eight more mailing days till Christmas . . . And. despite a booming week end business, the Post Office here knows the worst is yet lo come. "There's still a big job to do." Postmaster Ross Stevens said. "We figure the incoming mail will reach its peak before Saturday. Then we'll have the last-minute rush of outgoing mail that never fails to come. "I've been very pleased with the amount of early mailing this year. Now it's up to the late mailers. If they'll get it into the Post Office. we'll get It out — and delivered by Cbirstmas." To speed up Christmas mailing, service windows at, the Post Office will be open from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. daily including Saturdays and carriers will make, as many daily deliveries ns are necessary, he said. There are now two windows handling parcel post and stamps are available at ail windows. Because of the short time left before Christmas, Mr. Stevens recommended sending cards to local addresses by first class mail and use of air mail or special delivery for out-of-town cards. He nlso recommended that air parcel post be used for remaining packages going to other states. Need for Truant- Officer Is Cited Enforcement of the state's compulsory school attendance law would be more practicable if carried out here by a probation or truant, officer, the. Blytheville Inler-Racial Ministerial Council suggested yesterday at its quarterly meeting at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. Also discussed yesterday were Juvenile delinquency, Sunday "blue law" observance, Saturday night closing hours and race relation adjustments, The Rev. E. C. Brown, pastor of First Baptist Church, was named principal speaker for a city wide race relations observance program to be held here Feb. 14. The question ol segrega lion In Southern schools is scheduled to be discussed at the Council's first quarterly meeting next year. UMT (Continued from Page 1) already is crowded. After the Korean signed, President truce was NATO (Continued from Paj« 1) sour on the Idea. They fear ths pact, which would bring 12 West asked the commission to take look nt "Inequities" in the method by which military reserves are set up and other manpower problems. Sti Months Trainlnjr The commission's report made public yesterday was in response to this request. Commission members who talked ' he did not indicate whether he Eisenhower German divisions Into six-nation European army would give German troops a new chance to invade France. Yet many French leaders agree a European army including West Germans is necessary to defend Western Europe against Soviet attack. Cabinet Meets Today The French Cabinet scheduled a .111. >k n i-, . . j ..foreign affairs meeting today. An *"* J , tJhe _ P . rcsld . ent , y«terday said I announcement said the government leaders would discuss both the recent Big Three Bern>u.da conference and the current NATO talks. Although no official mention 1954 legislative recommendations. The group recommended that UMT start by January 1955, or made of the Dulles statement, earlier, with training of 100,000 18- French sources said privately that year-olds for a six-month period. [his remarks might reduce stil! further the chances that the National Assembly would ratify the EDC Treaty. The secretary's blast also appeared aimed at Italy and Britain. The Italian government has threatened to hold up action on EDC until settlement of its dispute with The trainees would have a 7|i- year reserve obligation after their training ends, and would go into the ready reserve, the first to be called up in an emergency. The draftees under the plan woild have ,a six-year reserve period after their two years of military service but would be in the standby reserve, to be called only if the ready reserve is exhausted. The report said from one to two million "fit and qualified men" will be available for UMT between now and 1960. The report hammered hard at -he argument that the present draft system is unfair. It said there are about 1,600,000 "fit young men" of military age Who have not seen service now and that by 1960 this number will have increased to 2,200,000 even if the size of the armed forces i.s not cut. About 2,500,000 of the 3.500,000 youths who became 18 between 1945 and the start of the Korean War saw no military service in that period, the report said, and yet 600,000 veterans of World War II had to be recalled involuntarily service In Korea. Pulitzer Prize Winning Nove/ist Pies at 57 ST. AUGUSTINE,, Fla. Wi—Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, 57. Pulitzer prize winning novelist, died at a hospital here last night. Over the weekend she complained of indigestion and was taken to a hospital here. She won the Pulitzer prize In 1930 with her novel, "The Yearling." Yugoslavia over Trieste. Britain has turned down French pleas that she ally herself unreservedly with the pact to prevent German dominance in the organization. The right-wing Paris newspaper L'Aurore, normally pro-American, described Dulles' statement as "heartbreaking" and accused him of "n complete lack of diplomacy," L'Aurore declared: "France doesn't want to have to take orders from anybody." In Britain, the Liberal Manchester Guardian commented: "Ifc would be folly simply because o£ failure to agree immediately on arming Germany, to tear down the defenses which have been built in Europe since 1950. The suicide would be America's as much as Europe's." 2 Collisions Reported Two automobile accidents were reported by City Police this morning:, causing some property damage but no injury to persons involved. Richard Ford and Polly Deer were d rivers of ca rs that collided on Main at Railroad yesterday afternoon causing slight damage to bumpers on both cars. Freddie Perry, E. E. Smith and Eliga Walker, Jegro, were involved in a three-way collision causing damage to fenders on the Perry and Smith vehicles and minor damage to the truck driven by Walker. SMART SANTAS SAVE AT OUR f f CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AND DECORATIONS ••••••• FOOTBALLS SHOULDER PADS AND HELMETS WAGONS Values to $19.95 0 off Now Only price ^95 busy depositors I if. TRICYCLES Ideal Gifts For The Kiddies $17. 95 VALUES $13.95 Values NOW $7 f • Elmer R. "ChiKRer" Smith and Julian Tale, owners of Best way Cleaners, make a regular deposit ot our Drive-Up Window, Bestway Cleaners has been serving Blylheville for five years. Hubbard Hardware Co. 213 West Main / San fa will be a most welcome guest in 1954 when he comes with sack brimming over with wonderful gifts and all • bills - paid - in - advance through your Christmas Club membership. We have actually turned banking inside-out to give you faster service. Drive up to our outside window . . . transact all your banking and drive away. It's convenient as well as time saving. The First National Bank IN BLYTHEVILLE Only National Bank in Mississippi County

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