The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 19, 1954 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, July 19, 1954
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MONDAY. JULY 19, 1954 BLYTHEVIkLB (ARK.) COtftUEB KEW1 SecurityClearanceMayMean FBI Probe from Day of Birth By JAMES MARLOW WASHINGTON (AP) — "Q" clearance, name check, full field investigation, evaluation, top secret, security risk, confidential: all government names for deciding who can stay in a government job or be trusted with secrets. There was national shock when atomic scientist Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer lost his "Q" clearance, although the Atomic Energy Commission didn't use that phrase when it parted company with him. It just said he was a security risk, that he couldn't be trusted any more with secrets he had been handling a dozen years. "Q" clearance is the AEC's way of saying a man has been found untrustworthy with AEC secrets. In Oppenheimer's case it had been found he had a long and continued association with Communists. Another man could be dropped as a security risk even though he didn't deal in secrets at all but drank too much. And there is a difference in the degree of secrets. One kind, of the most vital nature, is labeled top secret. A less important one is ''secret". And a s£il less important one is "confidential." For example, a '•'confidential" document might be an FBI report of its investigation of a man against whom nothing wrong was found. But if the report got into Communist hands it might disclose "investigative techniques" of the FBI. "Need to Know" Officials in any agency dealing with matters involving national security decide who can be allowed to see "top secret" documents, who should see only "secret material" and who needs to know only "confidential" matters. That "need to know" position is at the heart of security in agencies dealing with information vitally affecting the national welfare. For example, a public relations man in the AEC would have to be cleared to know some information. But there might be no reason why he should be let in on a decision to make bigger or smaller hydrogen bombs. He'd be allowed to handle only information that he needed to know to do his job. Before a government employe gets into a position of handling any secrets at all—or no secrets—he's supposed to be investigated. The government doesn't check on' all its employes in the same way. For example, this would be routine for a man in a job in an agency which doesn't deal in national secrets, like the Labor Depart- 'Blood Brigade' Formed for Ohio Youth, 6 MIDDLETOWN, Ohio, UP)—Townsfolk formed a blood brigade today to save the life of 6-year-old Eddie Phillips, who has been bleeding steadily since his tonsils were removed 13 days ago. His unnamed disease, a certain deficiency in the blood, prevents the blood, from clotting. He needs fresh blood and direct transfusions. Stored blood will not do. This industrial city of 34,000 in southwest Ohio has responded with hundreds of offers of transfusions. More than 40 pints of blood have been pumped into the youngster already. Eddie's physician said the boy was in critical condition but his spirits were good. The bleeding is centered in the throat and a tube has been inserted below it to allow him to take in oxygen. This prevents Eddie from talking, but he cheerfully shakes his head yes or no when questions are put to him. The doctor said the youngster was not suffering from hemophilia, a similar disease which makes people bleed when slightly wounded. The doctor said it was a strange, unnamed malady. The blood is deficient in one element one day and another element the next day. Before Eddie underwent the ton- silectomy, his blood was tested. The noncoagulation showed up after surgery. Mrs. Ruth Jones, secretary of the Presbyterian Church, said the first appeal for type 0 blood brought 180 offers from private citizens. One industrial plant, Armco, reported 417 employes ready to donate blood for the boy. "The response is just OUT. of thfc world." said Mrs. Jones, 1 who hat- been accepting offers of blood for Eddie. Get Police Calls RISHMOND. Va. t'/P)—Charles Cogan was in the signal corps during the war and knows the difference between a radio and a record player. He told his wife she could not hear police radio calls on their record player. She insisted she heard them". It was a source of marital dispute for some days until one day Cogan, too, heard the calls. Before deciding they were both crazy, Cogan checked with a radio repair shop where he was told it could happen in rare cases. The crystal arm of the record player some- acts as a receiver for a nearby station in a favored location. The signal, amplified by the record-player tubes can be heard if volume control is properly adjusted, he learned. rompt DELIVERY SERVICE Phone 3-4507 Hours: § a.m. to 9 p.m. with Delivery to 7 p.m. WOODS DRUG STORE 221 West Main St. ment: Jones wants a clerical job with the Labor Department. He fills out an application on which he lists for some previous years the jobs he held and the places he lived. In addition, he answers questions about subversive organizations to which he belonged, if any. In a case like that—a man looting for a nonsensitive job (no secrets involved) in a nonsensitive agency — the Civil Service Commission's own investigators make a check. '•Name Check" They check with his previous bosses, perhaps with his old landlords and neighbors. They run a "name check" with the FBI. That is, they find out whether the FBI has any record on him or information against him. The^ same check is made with the Army and Navy and House Un-American Activities Committee, which keeps an extensive file on subversives, either real or reported. If Jones then is 'not found to be an habitual drunk, or homosexual, or criminal, and if he has no suspicious history of connections with Communists, he can get the job. But if doubtful information is turned up against him, then the FBI can be called in to make a full field investigation, which means an investigation since the day he was born. In the AEC, where all jobs are considered "sensitive," although some are more sensitive than others, a more thorough check than I the routine civil service investigation is supposed to be made. When all the investigations are finished, one thing remains: Since some derogatory information is bound to turn up against anyone thoroughly investigated — either factual or spiteful information — agency officials have to evaluate it to determine whether a man can see secrets or not. Few Fel low sin Hollywood Are Cowboys — Some Own Horses By HUBBARD HEAVY HOLLYWOOD (#)—Do you know who the best cowboy in all Hollywood is? Ben Johnson, that's who. Why, he had a pretty good part . "Shane," said Joe, but they cut it down to nothing almost. I asked: Ben look better than Alan Ladd? Frank One, Frank Two and Joe made uncomplimentary sounds at the mention of Ladd. They unmistakably meant: he's no cowboy. Who's the next best? Joe said he'd put Joel McCrea right up there, and Frank Two said he'd sure put in with that. So do I, said Frank One, but that Ben Johnson, why he took top day money at the Tucson rodeo and he was the world's champeen steer roper. I never heard of him. Well, said Joe, you asked who the best cowboy in Hollywood is and we told you. You didn't ask who is the best cowboy in Hollywood you ever heard of, did you? Top Wranglers I ought to explain that the two Franks and Joe are wranglers, best in the business. They rent horses to the movies. They started out as cowboys, but they like a touch of the city. They cow- boyed in Arizona and Utah and Texas until they got tired of driving 40 miles every time they wanted a beer. In Hollywood, you just turn around and there's a beer. Now talking about fellows you heard of, continued Joe, that Joel McCrea, I think he's cooler with a horse than most. In other words, he's nice to a horse. Why, he's got his own ranch up in Ventura County and he does his own cow- boying. Him and his sons, they bring in their own cattle, they brand 'em and dehorn 'em and everything. Now Bob Elliott, I'd rate him about No. 3, said Frank One. You agree, Joe? Who's Bob Elliott? I asked. Well, he was pretty big at Republic but they let him go and maybe it hurt his ego a little. But he's a cowboy, make no mistake. Oh. maybe he sometimes gets 'a little mad at a horse, but he's good: He's making six pictures a year for Allied Artists. Who's next? Well, now, said Joe, I'd put that Robert Taylor next. Yes, sir, he's a good cowboy. You mean, I asked in astonishment, that handsome actor? You damn right, said Joe. He's got good horses and he knows how to ride 'em. Of course, he's got that Val Valdez breaking 'em and training 'em for him. How about Roy Rogers, King of the Cowboys? Frank Two, with a grunt: Well, he owns a horse. And Gene Autry? Joe: Hell, he can't even ride a mail wagon for my dough. Oh, he mounts real purty, if you want to count that, you know. Bill Boyd? Frank One: Sorry, I didn't hear the name. Joe asked, you run out of names? I said I had. So Frank One said you think we ought to How about Hopalong Cassidy— mention Van Johnson, John Wayne and Glenn Ford? Frank Two said he thought it was a sad mistake to even bring up such names when you're talking about cowboys. I wouldn't even mention those names, said Joe, pointedly. So I said I wouldn't mention them. Marie Dionne Leaves Convent Famed Quintuplet Homesick, Not HI, Family Says WATERLOO. Que.. tfl — Marie Dionne, the quintuplet who took a nun's first vows two months ago, has left the convent and gone home. A church official said she had departed temporarily for health reasons but her family said she was homesick. The mother superior at the Quebec convent of the Servants of the Blessed Sacrament, which Marie entered as a postulant last November, said the 20-year-old girl left there Wednesday. Marie's brother-in-law, Maurice Girouard, said at his home here she arrived at her parents' home in Callander, Ont,, early yesterday, accompanied by three brothers and her quintuplet sister, Emilie. The lawer hit the headlines herself when she became lost in Montreal Friday en route to join Marie. Commenting on that incident, Girouard said: ''Apparently all kinds of rumors started to spread when Emilie approached a policeman in Montreal. The girl simply identified herself and asked for directions. She was visiting friends in Ste. Agathe (Que.) and was on her way to St. Charles, Que., to meet Marie." Seemed Confused The brother-in-law said Marie had come to his home from the convent and that Emilie had joined her here Saturday. Girouard said Marie — smallest of the quints at birth — seemed confused and homesick. He added he did know whether she planned to go back to the cloister, where she took two-year vows of poverty, chastity and obedience May 24. The Montreal Gazette quoted the quints' father, Oliva, as saying Marie had written him last week complaining of homesickness. "I su: ected from her unhappy letter that she was trying to decide whether to remain in the cloisters or come back," the Gazette quoted him. "I know she has been terribly lonely, but she can always go back. It has been tough, on her being separated from her four sisters with whom she had lived since they were babies." The Dionne home in Callander could not be reached by telephone last night. When she took her vows last May, her father said Marie appeared genuinely happy in the convent. The order requires candidates for nunhood to serve two years as novices. Life at the convent was described as "not difficult or hard," but it was along austere lines. With other white-garbed nuns, Marie spent her days in prayer and silent work on priests' vestments, altar clothes and similar duties. LITTLf LIZ •F When the girls don't melt tn his orms, a fel low should begin to suspect that he's not so hot. 'Swimmers' Cop Dice SANTA MONICA, Calif. (£>)— Thirty policemen wearing only Swim trunks closed in on a beach dice game yesterday and booked nine persons on suspicion of gambling. Lifeguards patrolled the ocean to prevent any players from escaping into the water. ...if its washable IET US LAUNDER IT! You can't beat us — for efective, easy-on-your-clothe* laundering, expert finishing, conrenient frienldy sery- ice. Choose from our many services today. Phone 4418 for pickup and deliver). LAUNDRY- CLEANERS The index finger on the Statue of Liberty is eight feet in length. -Theatre* On West Main St. In Blytheville Show Starts Weekdays 7:00 Sat.. Sun. 1:00 On Our Wide-Vision Metallic Screen LAST TIMES TONIGHT Double Feature With George Montgomrey & Helen Carter —AND//I LION IN THE STREET" With James Cagney & Barbara Hale ALSO CARTOON TUBS., & WED. Double Feature 'Trader Horn" With Richard Schayer & Cyril Hume —AND— "Enemies Of The Universe" With Commando Coy ALSO COMEDY No Evidence Of Foul Play In Thorne Case CHICAGO (#! — Police said they have no evidence of murder, suicide or foul play as investigation into the strange death of mail order heir Montgomery Ward Thome entered the second month. The inquest resumed today with seven witnesses called, including Mrs. Rita Geigner, 50, described as a mystery woman. Coroner Waletr E. McCarron has said he suspects foul play in the death of the 20-year-old Thome nine days after he made a new will virtually disinheriting ttis mother and making 18-year-old Miss Maureen Ragen principal beneficiary. A coroner's physician's autopsy report indicated Thorne died of a combination of alcohol, a sleeping pill and morphine, but criticism of the report led to further technical investigation, .'home was found dead in his apartment June 19. Thocne's body was exhumed and a panel of pathologists was named to study the case. Their report is expected about the end of this week. Mrs. Geigner's demand for advance reports on the results of both autopsies prompted McCarron to subpoena her. She described herself as .a friend of Mrs. Marion Thorne, mother of the dead youth. Thome's new will left half of his reported 52,600.000 fortune to Miss Ragen, a fourth to her mother, Mrs. Aleen Ragen, and an eighth to his mother and another eighth to an aunt. The first will, drawn shortly after his 18th birthday, left the entire estate to his mother. Sgt. Thomas Mulvey, head of the police investigation, said a month's study of the evidence does not indicate violent death, either at Thome's own hands or by others. DETROIT (£> — ''I just want to start forgetting," said the trim, dark-eyed wife of Dr. Kenenth B. Small, the handsome Detroit dentist found innocent by reason of insanity in the slaying of her suitor. While her dentist-husband was attending church services in nis cell at Alelgan, awaiting further disposition of his case, Mrs. Edith Small held an interview yesterday with reporters in the couple's home in a fashionable northwest Detroit section. ''I just don't know what will happen, to our marriage," she said. But "whatever happens, it will be what is best for the children." The couple has three sons — der trial. Allegan County Sheriff Walter Runkel said Dr. Small is definitely making plans to resume his marriage "and he'll be the happiest boy in the world to get her back." But the demist told reporters: "It's too early to say. We've both got a lot of thinking to do." Dr. Small was sent back to jail following the trial to await action by his attorney, Leo Hoffman, who said he intends to ask a sanity commission hearing Wednesday. The law specifies that Dr. Small be committed to an institution. But if the commission finds him sane, he goes free. Steve, 7; Billy, 4; and Clifford, 2. j 13-YCOf*OId LO(I Fights Kidnapers To Take Treatment Mrs. Small appeared listless as she sat in the living room, while cars of curious drove slowly past the house. She was wearing a blue denim sun dress and on her finger was the sapphire ring given to her by the slain Jules M. Lack, 45- year-old New YorK playboy-industrialist. The 30-year-old brunette saicl she and her" husband would remain separated while they undergo psychiatric treatment. "We both need treatment," she said. Mrs, Small visited her nusband at the Allegan County Jail Saturday after the jury's verdict. They reportedly embraced and she begged forgiveness. Then the 31- year-old dentist thanked her for testifying during the five-day mur- Rubber yields as high as 75 per cent above normal have been obtained in experiments with hormone treatment of the rubber tree bark. Baby 3, Found After 24 Hours KNOX, Maine G5B—Jubilant siren peals and a thankful mother's rush up a hillside signaled success yesterday in a search of mountainous bear country for a 3-year-old boy lost for. 24 hours while picking blueberries. Donald Bradstreet of Hampden and Stephen Fowler of Albion, members of a search group aided by a helicopter, located Gary Bailey unharmed except for scratches. He was found a mile and a half from where he disappeared Saturday. Groucho Is Married SUN VALLEY, Idaho f/P) — Groucho Marx, who used to chase blondes in his movies, has married a tall brunette who appeared with him in a play two years ago. The mustachioed radio and television comedian was married Saturday to Miss Eden Hartford, 24, year - old Beverly Hills, Calif., model. Marx is 58. Both have been married previously. KANSAS CITY, Kan. If! — A 13- year-old boys' fight against two men was credited today with thwarting a kidnaping. The two men attempted to take Kenneth Ogle from Ms home Saturday night. Even after the abduction failed, a man telephoned the boy's father at a grocery store he manages and demanded $4,000. The caller warned that unless the money was paid "we're going to get you or your family." The father, Dennis D. Ogle, contacted police. The police had Ogle carry out the caller's instructions, using a fake payoff package. Ogle took the package to a street intersection as instructed, while police watched. but no one turned up for the Day- off. The men lured Kenneth from his home on a ruse. When they attempted to force him into their car, Kenneth, who is 5 feet 8 and weighs 125 pounds, fought them. Screams of his mother and a 15-year-old sister frightened the men away. Police have made no arrests. PAQ1 THRKB j Rubens Pointing Stolen 'For A Few Bucks' SAN FRANCISCO U). — A 350- year-old Ruben* painting, stolen Saturday from ft museum, was recovered undamaged early today from the home of Lloyd Galloway, 25, jailed on suspicion of the theft. Police said Galloway, an unemployed teamster, said he had no idea of the value of the 8-by-8-inch ] portrait of Archduke Albert of 1 Austria. Experts attributed it to the Flemish master Peter Paul Kubens and estimated it* value at $40,000 to $100,000. Reporters Pierre Salinger and Bill O'Brien of the San Francisco Chronicle said they had persuaded Galloway in city jail to lead police to the painting — elaborately wrapped to disguise it as a larg» pincushion. They said Galloway told them he took the painting from the De Young Museum "to make a few bucks to tide me over. I know people like art." Equals Women in Burma have e<jual rights with men where property is concerned. Husband and wife live on terms of greater equality there than in any other country in the world. Singers Mar fled PASADENA. Calif. (&) — T V songstress Joan O'Brien and radio singer William Strange, who met as singing sweethearts on a radio program two years ago, were married yesterday. The 18-year-old blonde bride is featured on the Bob Crosby Show. Strange, 23. sings on the Tennessee Ernie Show and Hometown Jamboree. LEEWARD ic the right man lor CHANCELLOR Vote Aur 10, 1954 OOO-H-H-H Mom! Get M« A Bottle Of Bob's Gypsy Rub Liniment BEGINNING TODAY THE SHOE BOX Will Be CLOSED DURING REMODELING Building With Blytheville to Bring You a Bigger and Better Shoe Store! WATCH FOR OUR RE-OPENING THE SHOE BOX 114 WIST MAIN ST. "The L/ttfe Store With Big Vofues For tnt frttirt Fomffy"

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