The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 2, 1954 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, January 2, 1954
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BIGHT The Soviets Lost Some Citizens During '53-By Death and Odd 'Disapperance 1 _ TON tn«TUET NEW YORK (AP) - The t Union lost a lot of Ais- d citizens in 1953 .ugh death, arrest and ...jappearance." Under the heading of "disappeared" come those who may be dead, under arrest or who have dropped into ob- •mrity. All that is known is Sat their names no longer grace the pages of the Soviet press. Counterbalancing the deaths and disappearances there were a lew reappearances last year. For example, there are the dozen «r more leading Moscow physi- eian* who were thrown into jail IB 1H1 and charged with plotting to assassinate leading Soviet figures. Though it was announced these men had made confessions X was suddenly discovered after fee death of Stalin that the charges were faked. The doctors were freed, rehabilitated in professional Mfe and several of them have written, articles since their release- though not about their prison experiences. | Example Another notable example Is that of G. I. Petrovsky, an Old Bol- *evik who rose to chieftainship of the Ukraine. He disappeared in toe late 1930s and it was assumed that he was another purge victim who had died somewhere in Siberia or had been executed in gome cellar. But a short time «fter Stalin's death, Petrovsky was •warded an important government decoration for his services to the Communist party and Soviet state. The turnover in the personnel of Bovle't ruling circles last year be- cauw of death—natural or unn»' tural—was great. Top Men Gone Lendins the Soviet obituary notices of course was Joseph Stalin who, according to announcement, died in his bed after a stroke in early March. Close behind was the No. 2 man, deputy premier and police boss, Lavrenty Berla, who was officially reported executed for treason In December, and the world-famed composer Sergei Prokofiev, who died in March without even the benefit of an obituary in the Soviet press. Others who died included: Lt. Gen. Arksidi Shvetsov, outstanding aviation engine designer. Vsevolod Pudovkin, senior motion picture director. Col. Gen. Lev Mekhlls, former minister of state control, distinguished Old Bolshevik and longtime associate of Stalin, who died in February. He was one of the few Jews left in top-level leadership and he received a big state funeral. And More Two deputy ministers, B. N. Arutyunov, for the steel industry, and 6. V. Lnkhtionov, for geology. Two leading historians, Nilolai Derzhavin, an expert on the his- ,ory of the Slavs, and academician Boris Grekov. A number of high-ranking military men, among them Army Gen. Vsevolod Merkulov, former min- ster of stale security and former minister of state control, and Colonel Generals B. Z. Kobulov and S. A. Goglidze, who were shot with Beria for treason. Former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs V, G. Dekanazdv, also shot with Berla. Brass, Too Numerous Red army men be- tween the ages of 50 and M>, Including one Army general, four colonel generals, five lieutenant generals and seven major generals. Two deaths, In the opinion of some observers in Moscow, seemed to add an element of Interesting, coincidence to Stalin's death. In mid-February the Kremlin reported the death of MaJ. Oen. Peter Kosynkin. Since it was the Kremlin administration which announced this death, it was apparent that Kosynkin was a leading figure in the Kremlin security command which had charge of Stnlln's personal safety. Shortly after Stalin's death Prof. Arseni Husakov. one of the nine Soviet doctors who signed Stalin's death certificate, was reported to have Disappearances A few of the most prominent cases of "disappearance" In'1953: Lt. Gen. Vasslly Stalin, last seen at his dictator father's funeral. He was removed from his post as commander of air forces in the Moscow military district. His new assignment and general where- bouts are unknown to the outside world. The minister of health. Y. I. Smlrnov, was dismissed in January without public announcement for negligence" in failing to detect the "doctors plot." The "plot" was quashed but Smirnov never reappeared. Quashing of the "plot" Involved the dismissal of Semyon Ignatlev from his post as a secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist party. Ignatiev, former minister of state security, was charged wih allowing subordinates to 'frame" the doctors. He has not since been heard from. Ignatlev's deputy, Byumln, was arrested for pressuring the doctors. His sentence has never been >n nouncd. Secretary Mlulng Since Stalin's death his persona! secretary, Alexander Posltreby shev, Is among the missing. Three prominent Moscow generals were dismissed from their posts this summer and nothing has been heard of their fate. They are Col Gen. P. A. Arlemiev, former com- mader of the Moscow military district; Lt. Gen. K. B. Sinllov, former commandant of Moscow: Lt Gen. N. K. Spiridonov, commandant of the Kremlin. They -were re placed by veteran Bed army gen erals. Secrecy .The fate of four political chieftains of the Transcaucasian repub- Ics of the U.S.S.R. is shrouded in secrecy. A. I. Mgeladze, head of the Georgian Communist party, was thrown out of his Job amid charges of negligence and worse after Stalin's death. After Beria's fall these men were fired: the Georgian Premier and political leader V. M. Bakradze; Mir Bagl- rov, alternate member of the par;y Presidium and chieftain of Azerbaiajn: G. A. Arutinov, chieftain of Armenia. Indications are that all except Mgeladze are under arrest or have perhaps been executed . Three Released The vicissitudes of political life n Soviet Georgia this year were such that three men were released rom jail, where they were held under most serious charges, made ministers in the Georgian government, and then after Beria's fall dismissed from their posts and probably arrested again on charges even more serious. They were A. N. Rapava, M. I. Baramia and :. S. Zodelava. POWs (Continued from Page 1) by Stalin." Batchelor said he did a lot of & Communist 30 much as a peace reading. "My mind was confused. Not all the Communist propaganda is wrong. They use a bit of truth or they- could never convert anyone. "I never thought of myself as fighter—I wanted to fight against war and American aggression." Huge Welcome Planned But Batchelor said he never believed Communist charges that Americans used germ warfare and he said he no longer believes in communism or that America is an aggressor. Batchelor described himself ns a leader of the American prisoners, but acknowledged that other POWs who talked with Indian officers at the gate failed to pass on information. This included the news that Cpl. Dickenson had returned to his home town in the United States and married, he said. "The Chinese told us he had been prosecuted," Batchelor said. Batchelor told newsmen Saturday he was captured by Chinese Communists in November, 1950. He said he was among 30 American Infantrymen surrounded and without food on a North Korenn hill. In Kermit, Batchelor'6 parents planned a welcome home celebration for the son they have not seen for almost three years. "1 feel just like shouting," his mother said when she heard that he had asked to come home. Only last week Mrs. Batchelor had said that only a miracle would bring her boy home. "It's the answer to my prayers. I lust thank God," she sighed. Use aluminum foil in the bottom of the oven to catch spillovers from fruit pies or baked dishes. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. (Wide Vision Screen) SATURDAY "SADDLE LEGION" With Tim Holt SAT. MID-NIGHT "SHADOW MAN" With Cesar Romero SUNDAY & MONDAY With Danny Kaye * Farley Granger •••••••••••••••••••••••t LITT« UZ— People usually wish for what they haven't got. What else Is there to wlsh'ior? tni*» JAPAN (Continued from Page 1) hopes that the Emperor might make a,public appearance. The News said two American Marines helped Japanese police i-escue persons knocked down by ,he crowd and prevent n possibly ligher death toll, Before me war only titled Japanese were n Mowed to enter the in lace grounds and sign the im- icrlal register. Since the war, lowever, everyone has been welcome. Each yenr hundreds of .housands of Japanese Inve made t a custom to wish t,':3 Emperor well during the nc\v year. Negro Deaths Mary Jenkins Funeral arrangements for Mary Jenkins, 57, who died while babysitting at the W. 0. Tommey home here Thursday night, were incomplete today pending arrival of relatives. The services will be conducted In Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church by Rev. C. W. Alexander, pastor. Burial will be in Sandy Ridge Cemetery with Home Funeral Home In chnrge. • Survivors include three dsuigh- ters, Commreny Clnrk of New York, , Ernestine Anderson of Blytheville and Bertha Varner of Brooklyn, N. Y.;, and a sister, Ella Mobslcy of New York. Convenient Find KENTVILLE. N. S. (/7>) —Jack Keith of Corn Hill halted his plowing to get some grease from the jarn. As the horses Klopyied, the plow uncovered a grease gun lost 12 years earlier. HP found it In good shape, so Rrensed the plow and kept on going. Mary Ne/son Services for Mary Nelson, 48, will be conducted Monday nt 2 p.m. nt Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church. Swift Funeral Home at Ofceoln is In charge of the burial. She died nt the home of her daughter, Janle May Smith, yesterday after a two-month Illness. She also Is survived by her hus- bnnti, Eddie Nelson ol Blytheville; and .six grandchildren. H'-A Tt N ING O R D F B IN. THE CHANCERY COURT, CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS. Viola Nance, Pltf,, vs. No. 12,542 Fred Nr.nce, Dft. The defendant, Preri Nnnce, is hereby warned to appear within thirty dr.ys in the court named In the cnption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Viola Nance. Dated this llth day of December, 1953. SEAL GEEALDINE LISTON, Clerk MCCARTHY (Continued from Page 1) Still another Democrat, Sen. Sparkman of Alabama, said in a separate interview yesterday, "If McCarthy, why don't th Republicans do it? It's not our problem." Other Democrats have proposed various rules changes that might limit some activities of McCarthy's subcommittee. Officials Riled McCarthy riled some officials last yenr by announcing what he said was 'a voluntary agreement by a group of Greek ship owners to stop carrying cargo to Communist China. He also has sent investigators to Europe checking on various matters and has probed U. S. employes of the United Nations and other international organizations. Senate Republican Leader Knowland of California said the GOP Policy Committee may study a change in rules under which committees subpoena witnesses, but s aimed atMcCarai en wedl th McCarthy. Meanwhile Sen. McClellnn (D-Ark), who led the Democratic walkout from the Mcacarthy subcommittee last July, said yesterday "I don't anticipate rturn- tns to it regardless of what is worked out." Accurate Prediction ASHLAND, Neb., (iP) —Myron T. Fay, 76, often told friends that "when I die. my dog will die too.' Both F<iy and his Inseparable companion were killed when hit by a car as they walked down a highway. Obituaries B. S. Wokefield Dies; Services To Be Tomorrow Services for B. S. Wakefield, 71- year-old farmer who died at Wall* Hospital yesterday afternoon, are to be conducted at Cobb Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. tomorrow by the Rev. J. H. Richardson. Mr. Wakefield, who made his home on Highway 61 south, was a native of Franklin, Tenn., had made his home here for about 30 yenrs. A member of Wesley Memorial Methodist Church, he was a menv her of the church board of trustees and the building committee. Survivors include his wife, Eliza beth Wakefield; one daughter, Mrs. B. E. Shelley of Franklin; two sons, Horace Wakeiield of St. Joseph) Mo., and Harold Wakefield of Blytheville; one sister, Mrs. Piney Fox of Franklin, and one brother, Webb Wagefield of Franklin. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery and active pallbears are to Include R. E. Davis, Jesa Widner, Joe VanCleve, J. W. Walters,, Clarence Davis and Floyd Davis. Honorary pallbearers are E. V. Tredaway, W. A. Lewis, Will O'Neal, Ben Ray, Herman Storey, John Williamson, J. R. Coleman and R. E. Stringer. Nettie B. Pope Dies in Osceolo; Rites Tomorrow OSCEOLA — Services for Mrs. Nettie B. Pope, who died at Osceola Memorial Hospital last night, will be conducted Sunday at 2:30 ).m. at Swift Funeral Home by .he Rev. Percy Herring and the Rev. 6. B. Moore. Burial will be n Ermin Cemetery at Osceola. Mrs. Pope, 66, widow of H. M. ?ope, plantation operator, moved o Mississippi County about 56 fears ago. She operated the first aeauty shop in Osceola. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Eva Traver of Osceola and Mrs. Grady Brown of West Memphis; three sons, Milton Pope of Osceola, George Pope and Hiram Pope, both of Memphis, seven -randchildren and two great- ;randchildren. Maholie Holt Rites To Be Tomorrow Services for Mrs. Mahalie Ellen Holt of Joiner,! who died Thursday at a daughter's 1 home in Indiana, will be conducted at 2:30 p. m. tomorrow in the Joiner Methodist Church by the Rev. D, E. Stevenson. The services were previously scheduled to have been conducted today. Burial will be in Eassett Cemetery with National Funeral rlome in charge. By OPAL DOYLE, D.C. T. J. Crowder, Atty, for Pltf. ilaueic F. Cooper, Atty ad litc-m. 12/12-19-26-1/2 Saves money on groceries Her bill would probably be'higher if it weren't for advertising. Both the (ton and the manufacturers use advertising u thtir ioumt eoet way to get acrosn news about their product*. On the nvmce, the advertising for * package of breakfast food amount* to las* than 3/UK; for bread, lem than the wrapper. Selling more gooda help* make mam production possible—which mean* lower production coats, lower selling cost*, lower prices. Yes, advertising is a low-cost selling method that help* keep your living cottt down. Former L??xora Resident Dies KILOOR.-'Tcx. - Services for Eddie H. Lucas of Kilgore, Tex., for- ncrly of Lvxora, who died Thursday tviht at John Sealey Hospital in Galverton. were conducted this afternoon nt St. Lukes Methodist church in Kilgore by the Key. Byron Love!ady. Burial was in Kilgore Cemetery with Rader p.meral Home in • Cut> (raking Effort In Half • Rtdfctl Orl»«r Foligu* • Clvtl Sofir, Quicker Slopi • tmiin Poiiti«« (raking Control COME IN TODAY! • "•WWIH"—!»«•. U.«. FAT. OFF. Phillips Motor Co. **NICE WORK IF . . .*' Director Edward Ludwig doesn't seem to mind his "work" when he has to muddy the legs of beautiful Rhonda Fleming for a-scene in "Jivaro," Paramount's new 3-D adventure drama. Fernando Lamas co-stars with Rhonda in the ctory, which is laid in the wilds of the Amazon among the headhunting Jivaro Indians. charge. Mr. Lucas, 51, was born in Luxora, Ark., and had lived in Kilgore for Jie past 10 years where he was a clerk in a drug store. Before com- ng to Kilgore he was manager of Arkansas Gas and Pipeline Co. in Arkansas. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Blanche Lucas of Kilgbre; a brother, Robert as of Kilgore; two sisters, Mrs. H. E. Stanford of Luxora, Ark., and Mrs. Jimmie King of Kilgore. 'rompl DELIVERY SERVICE Phone 4507 Hoars: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. with delivery to J p.m. WOODS DRUG STORE K\ West Main St. For Fine Foods, Choose PICKARD'S GROCERY & MARKET Nationally Advertised & Fancy Groceries We Deliver 2043 Call In Come In 1044 Chick. YOUR FRIENDLY THEATRE B Where Happiness Costs So Little for the Eniire Family! EUMOAY and MONDAY, JAN. 3 & 4 ISON- JAMES R. HEM. -HELEN WSTCOTT •VtftAMILES- DICKWSSON ' «„... (MOON MUCUS CCAL $10 ton delivered - 2 tons or more (Plua Tax) HESTER'S COAL YARD PHONE 3186 Mitiakin MtntJty CHATHAM, Y». U) — A ItMMr WM accuwd of taUng • Mlcfabor'i cow. He explained that he had found his missing cow — or the animal he thought wai his — in the neighbor's pasture. He asked the jury to step out on the courthouse square and examine the twa cows. The jurors couldn't tell one ftom the other. The farmer was acquitted. He and 'his neighbor took their cows home — or so they believe. NATURAL GAS HeatUf and avBllueea. Installed by koneX pipe mten an* financed la M awnlhly paynenl*. Insilatton *r «ther htm* |m- I. C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. TROUBLE? b your car causing you undue trouble? What you and your car need is my expert mechanic's care. What ever the trouble or complaint, we guarantee to satisfy. Call me today—Tom Little, Jr.,—and let your car troubles be over. Free estimates on all repairs. BLYTHEVILLE MOTOR CO. first at vTalnnt Phone 4422 AAOX - Theatre - On West Main St. In Blytherille ' Show Starts Weekdays 7-00 Sat. Sun. 1:09 On Our Wide-Vision Metallic Screen SATURDAY Double Feature Wi(&MH. 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