The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 21, 1954 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, July 21, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWg WEDNESDAY, JULY fi, 1*64 Army's Crime Busters Case of Communist Counterfeiters Huge Plan to Aid North Korea With Phoney Money Nipped (Second in a Series) By DOUGLAS LARSEN" NEA Staff Correspondent CAMP GORDON, Ga. — (NBA) — Uncle Sam came dose to financing a couple of Red divisions against its own forces in Korea. The strange plot behind this is revealed for the first time from the U. S. Army Military Police Criminal Investigation files at Camp Gordon. It includes the biggest, shrewd- were . high-caliber counterfeits, est gang of counterfeiters ever to'printed on slightly cheaper paper operate in the Far East. Three i than real ones and with only a few times from March, 1951, to I letters out of line to reveal to the Maxell 1952, they set up elaborate j average eye that they were fakes. printing and passing organizations, j The bogus bills were so good It ended witk~126 of the gang jailed! that within a few days they were and a total of $126,000 worth of j getting past post exchange clerks near-perfect bogus military cur- i and flooding the Tokyo black mar- ^ency $10 notes confiscated. The I ket. Only u. S. personnel are au- potential was untold millions. 1 thorized to possess military mon- The man closest to the case, Lt. i^- ^ome^g *• • bank oliSr'of ^^I^kcnSenfmlbp? which haTbeen fooled by Osaka, Japan, which broke it, lat-j 1 ^ 6111 - er became Pvt. G. David Schine'sj * company commander when Schiaej Occupation •went through the MP school here, i ramifications to break up the THEY FOILED THE FAKERS: Lt. Col. Julius Toelkin (left) head of MP Crime Lab, examines bogus plate of Japanese counterfeiters. Lt. Maurice Carlson (right) helped break up the ring. to be The break came wnen two Motive, of the counterfeiters j days of earful tracing <*J*eWIls were to convert their fake bills into American Collars, Japanese yen and also to buy machinery and tools for smuggling into Norta —~ - •Korea. Any contribution to infla-1 reans loitering near a PX offered tton in So'uth Korea and Japan j to sen some of the bills to Hiro- would be so much gravy for thejyuki Ebe, a Japanese, at a cut Commie cause. And the whole irate. Suspicious, Ebe called near- thing would be financed by the i by MPs and the two Koreans If 8. taxpayer. | arrested. The sift all started with a Japanese i ™^hed Carlson MP employe dumping S200 worth! The printing piant was only a of fake $10 military currency bills I few miles from his quarters, in a on Carlson's desk one day with the! typical, quiet - looking Japanese ring. However, j passed were seized. The top Korean, Sai Nan Shoku: the leading Jao Mitsonori ILawamura; and Sfprtoter, Yukio Yoshizaki, were jailed along with 84 others by the this phase of the case was P na5e ° Carlson felt that some of the leaders had escaped and couldn't fix the exact origin of the plates. showed their only flaw to be that the fibers in the paper were printed instead of real. And in a few days fake bills began flooding the same channels in the Tokyo area as in the first case. Occupation officials were really upset this time and about to change the whole currency issue jj^ ^^ CAa ^ t u^^ u>. ^^ ^«v~~. ! arrested. The story they told as- j As a . result, a special alert was or- ned Carlson. ! A *r*A for a new outbreak. And it explanation he had gotten through an informer. them! house which raided. Carlson examined them. The! It was the headquarters, all next day his -fears were confirmed right. Excellent presses, astonish- . br an MP crime lab report. TheyJingly good zinc printing plates and dered for a new outbreak. And it didn't take long. But the counterfeiters made a bad mistake this time. A Japanese detective on the HP's payroll was approached by two fake bill passers. He was able to grab one. Within two hours a card from a printing office, found on the seiezd man, led MPs to a headquarters similar to the first one. Better plates were taken, along with an astonished printer named Toshiko Asama and S45.000 worth of bogus $10 bills printed on uncut sheets. Further investigation revealed that five Okinawans had been brought into the ring and that $26,000 worth of fake 10s had been sent to that nearby island, which houses thousands of II. S. troops. Only $370 of this was recovered. * * * A total of 22 men were jailed for this attempt, but still Carlson felt there was more trouble ahead. And he was right. One year after the first case broke, P. J. Foley, a U. S. employe in the New York City Bank in Osaka, took in 23 fake 10s from a Chinese who had gotten them innocently, it turned out later. These bills were really BOGUS MONEY FACTORY: This is some of the equipment th« MFC! confiscated When it broke up Red counterfeiters in Far East. AIR CONDITIONED BY REFRIGERATION listen to KLCN at 10:10 a., and 4 p.m. for Eita it Program Announcements LAST TIMES TODAY CHILL MURPHY-NELSON-WILLS A UNIVERSAL-INTERNATiONAi PICTURE PLUS SELECTED SHORTS THI MOST DAMNING •XPOSI IVER FILMED! Raw, scorching truth about th» "W«st Points" of th» underworld! An AUIED AITISTS Pictun with NEVILLE BRAND * Emili Meyer Frtftfc foy<M • Ltt Cordon • Robtrt Ostirloh and Cost of Thousands ftrtttfi by RKHAftD COLLINS Musk by KttSCHR 0HKIT Paramount N«wt 4 Cartoon "Dig That Dog" "The man who did these had five years of experience under me tnd I believe his name is Nob Oru Kamada." When questioned, Kamtda admitted having done the work on all of the plates. Further, he revealed, the whole gang was about to move to North Korea and try to smuggle the counterfeit billa across the line back into Japan. Twenty-two men in all were prosecuted by Japanese authorities in this phase of the case, which proved to be the last one. Intelligence information bearing on the Communist part in this plot remains in the Army's classified files. Legality of FOA To Be Tested SALT LAKE CITY (£)—Gov. J. Bracken Lee said yesterday he i* going to test legality of the federal government's foreign aid program by bringing action before the U. S. Supreme Court, He asked the Utah attorney general to find what legal steps a citizen or a public official must take to prove that "it is a violation of our" U. S. Constitution when our government gives our hard earned money to foreign nations." Pocket Defense DARLINGTON, S. C. GB — To Circuit Judge J. Henry Johnson, the murder defendant's story was just like scores of others he had heard. DYESS NEWS Mrs. 3. E. JACOBS reaching for a gun, the defendant testified. "I hope," Johnson remarked, "I will live to see the day when manufacturers no longer put hip pockets in men's trousers." when the big break came in Yoko- j xhe other fellow looked like he was hama. An MP investigator, through " " ' " an informer, picked up a North Korean with 515,000 worth of the counterfeit notes. He squealed and that was it—the same set-up in an obscure cottage, elaborately laid out plans for passing the bogus money, and North Korean ringleaders. This time Carlson felt his men had nailed the big boys, including Ko Gak U Hin, Ko Toku Ryu and the pritner named Ko Tai Shaku. He went one step further, taking the 10 seized plates to a famous Japanese engraving teacher, who examined them and announced: Gang Leader, 12 Is Arrested MEXICO CITY ft lice have arrested }— Mexican po- the leader of a widely sought gang of robbers. He's 12 years old. The boy, Carlos Vizuet Reyes, confessed to leading a ring which has been burglarizing jewels and other valuable articles from homes, police said. The young gangster refused to name his accomplices, saying, "I am the leader and I will not squeal on them." PONTIAC, Mich. Gf) — Harris Shuitz, a grocer, says cash on the farm is drying up. On the fringe of Detroit, one of the nation's most heavily industrialized areas, Grocer Shuitz trades with farmers on a barter basis. Mostly he takes eggs Normally he gets only a few dozen a day, but the average has gone up to 15 dozen now. They've been accumulating so fast he couldn't dispose of them to henless customers. Once he had 200 dozen on hand. Falling farm prices, he says, are shortening the farmer's cash and he's turning more and more to bartering. Mr. and Mrs. William Jacobs attended the wedding of J. T. Freels of Whitton and Miss Patricia King of Conway Saturday afternoon. Mr. Jacob* served his brother-in-law as best man. Mr. and Mrs. John Powell of Pontiac, Mich., are the parents of a son born July 14 at Pontiac. Mr. and Mrs. Powell formerly lived at Dyess. Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Powell and Mr. and Mrs. P. B. Wood are the baby's grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Wood and son, Clifford, left, Thursday for Pontiac to spend several days. They will also visit. Mr. and Mrs. Sonny Wood and children while there. Wendell Holland spent last week in Little Rock with relatives. Mr§. Eloise Daniels of Maiden, Mo., spent Wednesday here as guest of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Shelton. Merritt Crawford of Aiken, S. C., arrived Saturday for «, visit with, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Crawford. Mrs. Mary McDaniel, Mrs. Thames and Miss Betty Clausell were in Blytheville Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Brown of Dade City, Fla., are here visiting his sister k Mrs. R. R. Holland, and family. Bobby and Leon Daniels of Maiden, Mo., returned to their home Saturday after several days here with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Daniels, and their uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Shelton, Mrs, Cornelia Mae Young has gone to Camp Pickett, Va., to.spend several days visiting her husband. Mrs. Herman Ballentine and children of Orange, Texas, are here visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Ward. Mrs. Ward underwent an operation at Methodist Hospital in Memphis last Monday. Ortheal Holland is spending this week in Little Rock with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Burrough. Miss Patricia Brazil of Blythe- ville spent last week here with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Filmore Fraley. Patricia's parents, Mr. and] Mrs, Reece Brazil, came Sunday to spend the day. Patricia returned home with them. Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Brantley and daughter, Linda Sue, of Kankakee, 111., en route from Pine Bluff where they visited another daughter, Hattie Joe, and other relatives, spent Friday in Dyess with friends. Hattie Joe spent Friday here with her parents. Miss Evelyn Anderson of Memphis is home on vacation visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Anderson. Lindberg Fraley of Memphis spent Tuesday and Wednesday here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Filmore Fraley. Mrs. Louise Jennings and children of Lepanto spent the week end here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Barnes. Noah Passmore is home from (Flint, Mich., for a few days with his family. Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Holland and daughter, Alice, and Mrs, Robbie Sheldon and daughters met Mr. and Mrs. Ben Elliott and daughter, Gail, of Memphis, in Blytheville Saturday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dallas and Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Holland went to Rivervale Thursday fishing. Douglas Passmore is home from Bainbridge, Md., for a short leave with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Noah Passmore, Mr. and Mrs. Eldridge Ford and sons, Larry and Ronnie spent Friday here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Warner Hargraves. Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Wooten of Lewisville, Ark., visiting their son, Eddie Wooten, and family at Wilson, spent Wednesday here as guests of Mr, and Mrs. Guy Nichols. Mrs. T. K. Williams and son were the guests of her parents, Mr, and Mrs. Clarence Nichols, Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Smith of Osceola spent Sunday with his parents. Mr. and Airs. Frank Kenney. .Mrs. Tom Anderson spent Wednesday in the Guy Nichols home. Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Griffin of Marked Tree spent several days in the home of their daughter, Mrs. Filmore Fraley, and Mr. Fraley. Mr. and Mrs. Russell Clifton »••••••••••••••*••••••••••*••••••••••••»••*•••••• OPENS 6:45 EACH NIGHT SHOW STARTS AT DUSK 2 SHOWS EVERY NITE! RAIN or SHINE! An attachment for automobile engines has been developed that decomposes water in the exhaust, then recirculates the mixture to the engine. This can yield up to a 50 per cent saving in gasoline consumption with no loss of engine power. Mot* and mor« wont** CAUY ami tav« TIMI... MV« MONiY ... MV« FOOD* Hwy buy in qvonlMy whfo pr*»«•* or* tow... and Ho* fe fa soft, H««riy cold «f on Mtctric FrtMtH Tfcty know that food wiN k«op for WMk* r r*ady for MM at any tim*. Th*y oko know tho* my W«QM for ifcfe wo* «M **ly a few ctntt o dayl Aro YOU gtttifig Hw tott dkol for y**r food dortart Wfcy not look *t »H« now llootrk Food Froottr TODAY? Ark-Mo Power Co ft? ft«dd7 Kilowatt, b*. LAST TIMES TONIGHT CARLOAD Admitted for 2 - 50$ Tickets Cormnt ** « J*t WARNER BROS. r*»c«r MOT INK SlTONSOTS LAST TIMES TONIGHT _AND— ERROL FlYNN BEATRICE CAMPBELL YVONN€FURN£AW PLUS CARTOON: ROGER UVESEY-ANWOW STEEL "Chicken In The Rough THURSDAY and FRIDAY First Blytheville Showing SPECTACULAR BEYOND BELIEF! SIGHTS NEVER SEEN BEFORE! in VIVID COLOR COLOR CORP. Of AMERICA Starring STEVE , CAROLE MATHEWS WARREN STEVENS ROBERT CUNNINGHAM -SPENCER FOX-RUTH FOREMAN-BILL PIPER to JOSEPH CARPENTER and LEWIS MELTZER JOHN RAWLINS- Released thru UNITED " Cartoons "lug Farad*" & "Socko in Morocco 1 ADMISSION 30c CHILDKIN UNDER 12 FREI WITH PARENTS spent the week end at Heber Springt with friends. Mr, and Mrs. J. J. Smith and children left Thursday for their home at Farmington, 111., after several days visit here and at McRae with relatives. Mrs. Billy Austin and children of Beloit. Wis., are here visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Rakestraw. Mrs. Austin has a daughter born July 8, Mr. Austin will arrive later for a visit. Mrs. Austin Chapman spent last week at Hot Springs with the Hollingsworth's. J. R. Cash recently returned from the armed services and Mia« Vivian Liberts of San Antonio, Texas, arrived Sunday for a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs, Ray Cash. Mr. and Mrs. Willard Damron and children of Farmington, 111., eft for their home Friday after several days visit here with her sister and parents at McRae, Ark. Miss Shirley Fitzgerald of Chicago is staying with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Sornson, and attending school at Dyes*. Revival services are still in progress at the Assembly of God Church here with the Rev. C. V. Kemp of Hot Springs as evangelist. Show Starts 7:00 p. m. Admission 15c & 35c At All Times WED., & THURS. Double Feature £xotic ij B**uty Under jj Voodoo Spell! "M-G-M _ . eno in tab* «T 'TECHNICOLOR SMDW —AND— imM t> nusflu miMim.,!.!*, tiuia lauu IfltlHUlUMiMCMf Cartoon: "Flirty Birdie*' MOX -Theatre- On West Main St. In BlythevilU Show Starts Weekdays 7:00 Sat.. Sun. 1:00 On Our Wide-Vision Metallic Screen mmmimmmmimmmmmm^mmmmmmmmm AIR CONDITIONED FOR YOUR COMFORT LAST TIMES TONIGHT Double Feature "Trader Horn" With Richard Schayer & Cyril Hum* —AND— "Enemies Of The Universe' 1 With Commando Coy ALSO COMEDY Thurs., & Fri. Double Feature "Flight To Tangier" With Joan Fontaine A Robert Douglea —AND— "Mexican Manhunt" With George Brtnt ft ALSO CARTOON

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