The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 26, 1953 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 26, 1953
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PAGE EIGHT (AKK.) COURIER NEW* SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26, Senator Predicts Congress Will Legalize Wiretapping WASHINGTON (AP) — Chairman Ferguson of the Senate Republican Policy Committee predicted today Congress will legalize the use in spy trials of evidence obtained by telep ,?"•*"£ ^["can be worked out and passed, protecting both the inalienable rights .... v r. , are of the nation," the Michigan senator said in an interview. of citizens and the welfare Sen. Potter (R-Mich) also Bald he thinks Mine such law will be «»cted, but Sen. McCarran of Nevada, senior Democratic member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, rated present chances as doubtful. Atty. Gen. Brownell has announced he plans to isk Congress to permit the use of such evidence ID trials under certain conditions. T*e ide» reportedly was discussed during President Eisenhower's conferences with Republican Con- grew leaders «t the White House last week. Federal Uw does not prohibit wire tapping by federal officers but it doe* forbid the uie of such evidence ki a trial court. The rule has been interpreted to block the use of evidence uncovered as the result of "leads" produced by wire tapptog. CoBtaovental Ime The Issue is hotly controversial. K h«s been before Congress before, but Ferguson said he thinks this time "the administration and Congress can work out a bill keep- Ing in mind our historical background" that would satisfy most opponents of the idea. Ferguson declined to say what fee udministration might propose Pravda Declares Full Support of Guatemala Ruler Red-Dominated Government Under Attack by U.S. By TOM WHITNET NEW YORK lif»—Moscow's Communist newspaper Pravda has declared its full support of the government of Guatemala—under attack by American officials as Communist - dominated. Referring to "progressive measures of the Guatemalan government," copies of Pravda reaching here warned that the Central American country Is "not alone" In its "struggle for independence" against "American imperialism." In Pravda's parlance the adjective "progressive" is almost, always used only to describe Com- be f ° un[ >- The known dmd num ' munlst governments or polltlca bered 31 - along that line. He emphasized that he was expressing only his views as ft senator and former Judge. The coui'Us, . he • said, now allow search and seizure practices to obtain evidence from private premises. As constitutional "the guardians of institutions," he said, it is the courts which also should determine when wire tapping to uncover crimes against the nation's security should be permitted. McCarran I.esi Confident Presumably, he was referring to the (Uggestion often-made that federal officers be allowed to introduce such evidence only if they first get a U.S. court's permission to tap the lines. McCarran, In a separate Interview, spoke much less confidently of prospects for approval of such a bill. He la an advocate of limited use of wire-tapping to convict subversives. He indicated that he has very definite views on what safeguards would be necessary and win discuss them only when and if the matter comes before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Terry Moore to Stay, But Ermine Must Go U. S. 45TH DIVISION, Korea (AP) — Astress Terry Moore said today she has packed away a controversial ermine bathing suit "that makes me look like a little Santa Claus" and will continue her 10-day Korean tour for the USO. The robust young blonde said said she had been ordered home by George Murphy, chairman of the Hollywood Committee for the USO, after four shows in the suit. But she added that now "everything Is straightened out." The la»t 30 hours have been awful," said Miss Moore, who sings nnd plays straight girl to disc jockey JQOHNNY Grant in the OSO troupe. Until today she wore the ermine suit. Grant—Miss Moore called him the "commanding officer" of the troupe—said Murphy ordered the actress home because she wore the ermine against Murphy's instructions. In Los Angeles, Murphy snid: "It Is unfortunate that with BO many entertainers making such a fine contribution that one of them should use such a tour as a means of personal publicity. If this Is true, it Is a great exhibition of bad taste. "Before she left I made it clear t oMiss Moore that she was not DEATHS (Continued from Page 1) of the 267 persons on the train were still unaccounted for nnd there wns little hope they would parties. John Moors Cabot, U. S. assistant secretary of state for inter- American affairs, said last October that Guatemala was "openly playing the Communist game." A few days later. Sen . Wiley (R-Wis> told newsmen that "Communism has established a strong bench- head in Guatemala." Arbenz has denied charges that his government is Communist or encourages communism. Foreign observers there generally concede that Arbenz, a leftist, and most of his government are not Communists but they insist thnt the Reds play a dominant role in the country, controlling the Confederation of Labor, the government radio and newspapers and the social se curity system. Guatemala has expropriated some 40,000 acres of land formerly owned by the U.S.-controlled United Fruit Co. a move applauded by Pravda. The U. S. State Department last September protested that Arbenz's government wns violating international law in not providing sufficient compensation to the company for the lands. Pravda predicted that "Imperialists and their lackeys in Centra! America" may make new efforts at "open intervention in Guatemn la" in the coming months. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. (Wide Vision Screen) SATURDAY BORDER CITY RUSTLERS With Guy Madison SAT. MID-NIGHT GUERRILLA GIRL With Helmut Dantine SUN. & MON. >eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeett»* The government-controlled press in Communist Czechoslovakia released little news of the accident in that country, and Western newsmen do not operate there. An early announcement over Radio Prague said only Hint "many persons were killed or Injured." A telephone operator at Bnio told The Associated Press in Vienna she overheard Czech officials place the death toll at, 1BG. U. S. Envoy Davis Dies in Israel TEL AVIV, Israel (/Pi—U. S. Ambassador Monnctt B. Davis, 60, died at his home here tortny of a heart ailment. He returned to Israel five weeks ago from sick leave in the United States. Traveling by Sea to Beirut he had a rough trip which associates said proved difficult for him. He had been in bed since and lapsed to take that bbathing suit with her. On three separate occasions fihe assured me it was not in her luggage." Both Grant and Miss Moore indignantly denied that the hubbub was a publicity stunt. But the suit Is off—for sure. "It's caused so much trouble I don't ever want to wear It again," said Miss Moore. g"it's not a Bikini at all. It's really very conservative. It makes me look like a little Santa Claus." Probe Begins In Beating of Legless Vet LONO BEACH, Calif, ffi — A special squad of detectives has been assigned to investigate the brutal Christmas Day beating of a legless Korean War Veteran by a pack of young hoodlums. Charles J. Baker, 23, who not only left his legs in Korea but also the fingers of both hands, was set upon by five or six youths as he was going home from a visit to his uncle's home early yesterday morning. He told sheriff's deputies that while he was driving in his specially equipped amputee's car another automobile forced him to the side of the road In the nearby Artesift district. He sold he was dragged from his car by the youths nnd alter bclnj tentcn wns robbed of his new Christmas wrist watch and $10. "I told them I didn't hnve any fingers or less nnd that I had been in. the war but they were all curs- imr'nnd yelling and hitting me- with 1 their fists." Baker told a reporter. Obituaries Walter Lunsford Dies of Illness; Rites Held Today Services for Walter F. Lunsford of Clear Lake, who died Thursday at Blythovllle Hospital after an Illness of one year, were conducted at 2 p.m. today In Cobb Funeral Home Cbapel by the Rev. E. C. Brown, pastor of the First Baptist Church here. Burial was in Dogwood Cemetery. Born in Ripley, Tenn., Mr. Lunsford, who was 63, had resided at Clear Lake for 34 years. He was a farmer. Survivors Include his wife. Mrs, Nora Lunsford; six daughters, Mrs. Nevel Whitehcad of Rldgely, Tenn.. Mrs. Ralph East of Richmond, Va., Mrs. Jack Wheeler of Memphis, Mrs. Bill Moore of Marked Tree. and Miss Yuvon Lunsford and Miss Roberta Lunsford, both of Blytheville. Seven sons, Jimmie Lunsford of Blytheville, Eddie Lunsford of Chicago. Joe Lunsford of Pine Bluff, Lewis Lunsford of Lucy, Tenn., Rayford Lunsford of Peorla, 111., G. Lunsford, stationed with the Air Force at Greenville, Miss., and Larry Lunsford of Ardmore, Okla.; brother. Versa Lunsford of 13 grandchildren grandchild. and one Earle; great- Bolivar Pollard, Former Osceola Resident, Dies Services for Bolivar H. Pollard of Jackson. Tenn., former Osceola resident who died following a heart attack aboard a train at Humboldt, Tenn., yesterday. Were conducted at 2 p.m. today in Corinth. Miss. Mr. Pollard, who resided in Osceola for 21 years and was with the Post Office there, died in a Jackson hospital after suffering the heart attack In the locomotive of the Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad train on which he was engineer. He was 64. He had been with the GM &.O Railroad for 35 years. A member of the Methodist Church, he also was a Mason and member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Irene Pollard of Jackson; two sons. Ezekial Pollard of Osceola and Carl Pollard of Memphis; five brothers. John Pollard of Jackson, Marcus Pollard of Booneville, Charley Pollard ol Selmer, Telnn., Julius Pollard of Texas and Odeli Pollard of Memphis; a sister, Mrs. R. B. Butter of Hobbs, N. M.; and three grandchildren. INDO-CHiNA (Continued from Page 1) miles to the south. The French must keep Savanna- khet and its nil-port, the only air bns in Laos capable of handling heavy transport planes, in order to brine; in troops and War supplies lo the defenders of the area. The announcement xxx 3rd One nf his nrtificinl legs was al- 133 eliminating 7th graf begin- most torn off by the attackers. I ntng "The French population x x x He wns treated for numerous the south. biuisos and abrasions nftor happened by and gave him aid. Sheriff Eugene W. Blscailnz has assigned six detectives to try and find Baker's attackers- into unconsciousness two days ago. His wife and only son, Thomas, were as his side when death came. Davis Ind, was born in Greencastle, Chinese Report Battle On Province Border TAIPEH W) —The Chinese Nationalist Interior Ministry's Ta Tao news agency today reported that 5.0CO Nationalist guerrillas and 3,000 Communist troops fought three-hour battle this month on the border of the mainland provinces They're saving money for fun Both theatie-ownar and motion picture producer u« advertiunf M their lowest coit w»y to tot you know the lite* nbout their filmi. Any other method would cort them more and b* reflected in wh*t you pay «t the bot office. Y«, advertising u «low-cost wiling method •nd help* keep your living costs down—»11 kindi of w«y». Urd PoKbeiter, 29, ker fe> verite toeing pwtoer. Lord Comtgie, end cousin. No. 1 refer Word, wealthy end »*t'» tied, related to Earl of Dudley. Lord Plimkett, Catholic faith barrier to marriage. Tom Egerton, rich to* a Sussw squire. Billy Wallace, dines her in little Soho restaurants. Rev. Simon Phipps, r«u>un for Margaret's interest in religion. Group Copt. Peter Townscnd, a divorced commoner. GUESSING CAME—Princess Margaret, free of the long sorrow over the death of her lather, King George VI, is busy with a crowded winter program which links her name with those of many escorts. Number 1 on the list of those from whom she might select a husband is 24-year-old lord Carnegie. Born of royal blood, Carnegie is her second cousin and the only one of her escorts who can- call her "Margaret." Other favorites ol the 23-year-old Princess Meg are pictured above. REDS (Continued from Page !)• ,224 and. won back 127. The U.N. Command interviewed 50 South Koreans of the unre- atriated 359 former Allied sellers. But none returned. They did ot interview any of the 23 Amer- cans or one Briton turned over. 3ne American .came back lo the J.N. side before the interviews. The 22 remaining Americans and he Briton celebrated Christmas '"rirlay in their camp in the neural zone. There was no indication ny of them might change their ecision against coming home, Under the armistice terms, all rlsoncrs who haven't returned by an. 22 are to be released ns civil- ans. Singer Injured In Stove Blast TOKYO U) — Singer Phyllis McCann of a touring USO troupe suffered minor first and second degree burns in a stove explosion in Korea yesterday and was taken to a Tokyo army hospital for treatment. Miss McCann and Lucille Bennett both were burned by a stove explosion which threw scalding water on I them. Miss Bennett is in a Seoul j hospital. The two actresses are part of the Johnny Grant-Terry Moore USO team touring Korea. T Szschwan and Kweichow. .The agency said the fight fol- ou'ecl a Dec. 7 raid by the guerillas on a R^d truck convoy carryit: salt. Ta Too said 500 Reds were i!!ed or \vo;".ided and more than 00 others t"l;cn prisoner. Lee Shuhert, Broadway Personality, Dies NEW YORK (ff) —Lee Shubert, 78, a magic name on Broadway and a powerful personality through out the theatrical world, died yesterday after a brief illness. Shubert, president of the Shubert Theatrical Enterprieses. entered Mt. Siani Hospital Just four days ago for treatment of a circulatory disturbance. IKE (Continued from Page 1) still unopened. And as everywhere where there are youngsters on Christmas, Eisenhower grandchildren got most of the attention. Five-year-old David had a wonderful time showing his grandfather a new set of shiny junior size golf clubs. The President remarked that David's game was not all that could be expected, but predicted it would improve. Four-year-old Barbara Anne and two-year-old Susan spent most of the, time admiring new dolls while David chatted with his grandfather — he calls the President Ike — about golf. To keep gears turning smoothly in fast-flying supersonic jet aircraft, a synthetic oil has been developed. Synthetic oils are needed in modern jet aircraft because petroleum oils break down in the "furnace" in which they must work. IF YOU LIKE A REAL BARGAIN, READ THE WANT ADS The BIGGEST selling job in town Here in the classified section of your newspaper . . . you meet personally those people who are really in the market for what you have to offer. They read your message because they want to hire or be hired, to buy, sell, to rent, or to do you a service. Within minutes after your paper appears YOU GET RESULTS THROUGH THE WANT ADS! Ads placed before 5 p.m. will appear next day, except for Monday's paper when ads must be placed by noon Saturday. All classified advertising payable in advance. BLYTHEVTLLE COURIER NEWS Spellman Visits Troops in Korea Cardinal Town Bleak Countryside To See Soldiers U. S. 40th DIVISITN, Korea I*— Francis Cardinal Spellman flew across snow-covered mountains today to visit more than 3.300 men of the 40th t). S. Infantry Div. He stood bareheaded before a microphone and addressed a crowd 500 men and officers who met him at the division airstrip, Including the 9th Corps commander, Maj. Gen. Thomas P. Hickey, the 40th Div. commander, Maj. Ge». Ridgely Gaither and 40th Div. Chaplain (Lt. Col.) William B. Sharp. The 160th regimental commander. Col. Charles R. (Monk) Meyer, Bradentown, Pa., former West Point football star, was the cardinal's host at t noon meal at hli regiment. L-ier the Catholic archbishop of New York talked to more than 2,000 at th« 160th Rgt. theater. The cardinal told the men that they should try "to be worthy of their earthly mothers who bore them and their heavenly mother, Mary." Cardinal Spellman then conferred briefly with Catholic Chaplain Capt. George Schumaker, Sioux City, Iowa, and Capt. Robert Feen- e'y, Scranton. Pa. The church leader then traveled to the 224th Rgt. where he was the guest of Col. Louis A. Walsh, Manhattan, N. y. About 800 men heard the cardinal say: "American soldiers have taught me better than I could have learned in any other way what America means to me." New Province Created* LONDON W)—Moscow radio toC« day reported creation of a new Oblast—(province)—In Siberia. It will be called Magadan and extends from the Arctic to the Sea of Okhotsk. NATURAL GAS Heating and appliance!. Installed b; bonded pipe fitten and financed In 38 monthly payments. Insilition or other home Improvement* included. E. C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. MOX - Theatre- On West Main St. In Blytheville Show Starts Weekdays 7^00 Sat. Sun. 1:00 On Our Wide-Vision Metallic Screen ' SATURDAY Double Feature Cartoon & "Zombie" Serial SAT. OWL SHOW 11:30 JAPANESE' ! BRIDE i 7h»»lory al m Swky YwwgidN • DM ToyUr A •HMMJO WOBtOlOW _ PfrHWW ty W C«»Nry.»o. PLUS CARTOON SUN. & MON. Double Feature Cartoon ft Shorts

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