The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 20, 1954 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 20, 1954
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1i! 'Frisco Kidnapping Suspect Confesses, Blames His Partner •AN FRANCISCO (fl — Two one-time private detectives Jailed u abductora In the "Case of the Kidnapped Twin" split up today — police *aid one confessed and blamed the other, who denied some of HH story but essentially wouldn't talk. The victim, short, round-faced Leonard Moskovitz, 36, was rescued unharmed and smiling yesterday morning after 2'/ 2 days of captivity. No ransom was paid despite demands of first $500,000 and then $300,000. Under California's "Little Lindbergh Law," kidnapping with bodily harm carries a maximum penalty of death and a minimum of life without parole. Kidnaping without harm carries a penalty of life with the possibility of parole. Moskovitz said he was not injured, but Dist. Atty. Thomas Lynch told newsmen Uie interpretation o! bodily harm is up to a SENATE (Continued from Paee 1) jority vote. Passage of a constitutional amendment, in both Senate and House, takes a two-thirds majority of those present. Then three- fourths of the states must ratify it to make it effective. Know-land said in a separate interview he isn't going to make up his mind about any Senate test until he sees whether further conferences produce some kind of agreement with Bricker. Sen. Ferguson of Michigan, chairman of the GOP Policy Committee,, also expressed confidence mn understanding can be reached. Knowland and Ferguson have authored a proposed substitute which would provide that future treaties made "pursuant" to the Constitution should become the supreme law of the land. Knowland said this would require treaties and presidential executive agreements to conform with the Constitution, but would not contain th» controversial clause to which Eisenhower objected. George said that as he reads it, the substitute would make it possible to challenge the constitutionality of treaties in courts and would make them clearly subject to repeal by Congress. Knowland said he believes that the,basic design for an agreement with Brlcker has been found in the substitute, although Bricker said it Is not satisfactory to him in its present form. Briefer said he fears the sub- •tltute "wouldn't permit Congress or the states to have anything to say" about the operation of a treaty, once it was ratified. Observing that he would hate to start all over again after lengthy hearings on his proposal, the Ohioan said he is "willing to go to any extent I can to establish the principle that the Constitution is supreme to treaties." He said that under his amendment "no state could invalidate the operation of a treaty In international affairs," although Elsen- hower had complained that if it were adopted he would have to represent 48 states and not a single jury, which could.decide that cruel bonds or the like could mean injury. Moskovitz was bound and shackled during most of his imprisonment. The two men arrested were seized separately. The first, Joseph William Lear, 43, of Sacramento, Calif., was caught in a telephone booth making a ransom call to the victim's identical twin and constant companion Alfred. Police said Lear broke down and led them to a rented house, where a stocking-foot raiding party broke In, rescued Moskovilz and arrested 57-year-old Harold Jackson of Sacramento as he stood In his shorts. Jackson was shivering with fright, said Inspector Al Nelder, who nailed him. Tne arrests ended the biggest San Francisco manhunt ever—and broke the best-kept secret of years. On police request, all news outlets had voluntarily held back the story until Moskovitz was Eafe. Police said Lear, a soft-faced and fearful hearing aid salesman, made a complete confession after he and Jackson had been booked on suspicion of kidnaping. Chief Homicide Inspector Frank Ahern said Lear blamed the whole plot on Jackson. He said Lear related: Lear had believed he was working with Jackson on a detective case until Mosfcovitz was bundled into a house rented by Jackson and threatened with death unless Moskovitz' family paid $500,000 ransom. Lear followed Jackson's lead from fear. Moskovilz himself said Lear kept muttering " 'Didn't know it was to be this kind of a Job or I wouldn't have gone into it.' " "Jackson seemed to be the leader, 1 ' Moskovitz said. "Lear had ideas of his own but Mar , May July . Oct . Commodity And Stock Markets— York Cotton (lt:30 quotations) 3355 3355 3340 3377 3373 3366 3372 3375 33M 3291 3294 3288 Ntw Orleans Cotton May July Oct . 3352 3378 3374 3292 3352 3378 3375 3285 3342 3369 3290 Memphis Soybeans May ... 3P/4 Chicago Soybeans JAMMKX sw, 1944 Business Plans Belie 'Bust' 314% 314 309 312 315 314^ 309J/J 310'/i 313% 313 308J4 Jan ... Men ... May ... July ... Chicago Wheat Mch ... 214 214 May ... 213 213 Chicago Corn Mch ... 154 154'/ B May ... 155% 156 New York Stocks (!2:4f qntitlon.) A T and T 157 Amer Tobacco 62 Anaconda Copper 31 3/4 Beth Steel 53 Chrysler 59 1/4 Coca-Cola 121 1/4 Gen Electric go Gen Motors 64 1/8 212'/2 211% 153% 156)4 310% 313V, 313 '/ 2 308',4 212% 212 153% 155% Montgomery Ward N Y Central .'. 20 1/8 Int Harvester 29 1/2 Republic Steel 493/4 Radio 23 3/4 Socony Vacuum 371/2 Studebaker 213/8 Standard of N J Texas Corp Sears NEGKO CHAIRMAN — Cecil Home has been named to head the Negro division for the 1954 March of Dimes campaign! He is out lo better a goal which lias been set at $500. Climaxing the colored drive will be a dance at Harrison High School gymnasium on Jan. 29. "We are going to give everyone a chance to contribute and will raise more than our $500 goal," he said. A house-to-house campaign and a "loll bridge" tor Ash Street are among plans for the colored division. (Courier News Photo) POWs U S Steel '.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. 40 3/4 Sou Pacific 30 1/4 united nation in negotiation other countries. will) he had to get the okay on everything from Jackson." Ahern questioned Lear's story of being duped Into the kidnaping. He said earlier actions by the two Indicated Lear knew what was up. Ahern said Lear nnd Jackson bought chains, ropes, flashlights and other gear In San Jose two days before the kidnaping for Use In the job. He also pointed out that Lear made ransom calls and was often eft alone in the house and could have left at any time. Jackson, a tall, erect man with n constant sneer, disagreed with Lear on about everything, said Inspector Don Scott. He reported Jackson denied much of Lear's story, dls 7 puted other parts and agreed with some. The case began Saturday morning when Moskovitz was lured from his real estate office on a phoney real estate prospect. He said Jackson took him to a residential district house supposedly to meet Jackson's brother-in-law and then shoved him into a chair and told htm he was kidnaped. Moskovilz said Jackson held a razor-sharp knife on him but did not harm him. Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, in l/Ph- (USDA)—Hogs 7,000; moderately active; barrows and gilts mostly 25-40 lower, instances 60 off on weights under 170 Ib; weights over 270 Ib very uneven: sows weak to 25 lower; bulk choice 180220 Ib 26.00-25; largely 26.10-15230-240 Ib 25.50-85; few to 2600 250-270 Ib 24.25-25.25; few to 25 50' 270-310 Ib 23.75-24.75; 150-110 Ib 25.00-26.25; sows 400 Ib down 22 50 heavier sows, 21.50-22.50. few hish commercial nnd 23.50, slow; good steers about steady a t 10.021.50; cows slow; few sales weak; Cattle 4,500, calves 900, trading most bids and some sales 50 low- 34; utility nnd commercial cows 11.00-13.50; Gunners nnd cutters 8.00-11.50; bulls and changed; utility and bulls 12.50-14.50; cutter bulls 10.0012.00; good nnd c holce vealers 24.00-30.00; commercial and good vealers 17.00-23.0. Vith the Courts CHANCERY— Dr. Carl Nies and Dr. Edna Nlns vs. Russell Carter, et al, to set aside deeds. CIRCUIT— (Civil)—Pearl D. Cowan vs. A. J. (Bert) Lewls, : _~$l2,000 and interest on loan. - ' . . (Continued from Page 1) East commander, said they would become civilians at midnight Friday whether or not they are on 61 1/8 tne h 'S h seas or still in Korea. Trainloads of North Korean prisoners moved southward toward the ROK army post at Kunsan where they will be held until midnight Friday. As darkness fell, U. S. troops 75 1/4 moved huge searchlights into po- 60 sition along the south border of 61 1/2 the neutral zone to guide the returning prisoners. The Chinese and North Korean set some prison enclosures afii before beginning their march, pall of smoke from burning tent hung over the Panmunjom area. Tne prisoners sang and cheere as they crossed the line. They car ried anti-Communist banners an Republic of Korea and Nationalis China flags. One group was headed by a drum and bugle corps of abou 30 Chinese prisoners. They played handmade drums and bugle painstakingly fashioned from beel cans and scraps of metal. The Indians allempled to cul out a few prisoners they believe want to return to the Communists but were largely prevented by tlr anti-Communist majority. Eleven Chinese and North Koreans asked for repatriation this morning as they came out of their compounds Arrival Delayed The Chinese prisoners told AP Correspondent Jim Becker through an Interpreter that an Indian ma- ior told them any who wanted re- palrlalion to Bed China should step out of line to the right. Two groups of 500 Chinese who arrived late in the afternoon said their return was delayed about 90 minutes in protest against an alleged Indian "screening." Chinese prisoners reported that Indian guards asked each of them at the gate of their compound in the South Camp whether they Br 1AM BAWBON NEW YORK WV-Afraid tt the big bad wolf of depression? Borne folk aren't ifrtld of UM business prosp«ct~on land, on water, cr beneath the surftc* at the earth. They're betting hetvily on business staying good. The outlook's good for surface travel, says the gisnt General Motors Corp. It announced Tuesday it would spend one billion dollars this year and next to expanding Us plant to meet the future demand for motors. That will mean doubling the annual rate of spending It has kept up from 1946 to the present. Bott Manufacturers report! today its members art confident of mik ing and selling 30 per cent more pleasure craft this year than last They expect the ever-growing mul tltude of bost enthusiasts, now es tlmsted at 10 million in this coun try, to find the money to buy them. And the oil industry Is thumb ing its nose at the present oversupply of oil in the world. It says that this year It will spend jus about as much as last — a record 2% billion dollars—In looking and drilling for new oil reserves Steadily growing world demand will take up any slack in time, The National Assn. of Engine & I oilmen are confident. ATOMIC (Continued from Page 1) surface ships. Because a submarine has less friction moving underwater than vessels moving on the surface, It's conceivable that eventually al! sea travel will be moved by atomic power under the surface. One day recently, while workmen on the Nautilus were at lunch, a imall group of newsmen were given he first and last look permitted of .he insides of the Nautilus — a east the last for many years. It was lust prior to the start of putting in the secret controls and instruments Most impressive features are its reneral size and the crew-comfor facilities being installed. Quarters >assageways and work rooms seem o be roughly twice as large as those )f the fleet-type subs. Forty-five nen can watch a movie in the mess all. That's about half of the total wished to go to Formosa. The prisoners left the compound In single file at 20 foot Intervals. If the prisoner answered "yes" he was allowed to pass. If he answered "no" he from the others. was separated vealers un- commercial B.F. Goodrich Tubeless Tire GIVES YEAR 'ROUND PROTECTION AGAINST SKIDS . The Communists objected . to the transfer of prisoners to tl. N. custody saying it was "armed abduction." The Reds argued all the prisoners of both sides who reject repatriation should be held by the Indians until a Korean peace conference meets to decide their fate, The Allies said the Indians should release them as civilians at midnight Friday, the date specified in the armistice agreement. But the Indians decided to turn unrepatrialed prisoners back to both sides early, so the U. N. Command would have the responsibility of keeping the anti-Communist prisonrs or turning them loose. The U. N. announced It would turn them loose. Indian Brig. E. F. Kaul said the Indians did not know what to do with the 21 Americans, 1 Briton and 327 South Koreans in the pro- Red North Camp. It trill hare the most scientifically- planned interior decoration scheme ever cooked up for a crew at sea. Quarters for the older men will have "sophisticated" colors and for the younger men the walls will be "gay." Even the shower rooms will have scientific colors. Because crew endurance is the only limit to the length of time the Nautilus can stay submerged, everything possible is being built into it to stretch that endurance. Huge movie, book, magazine, game and Specially designed air purifiers will record libraries will be kept aboard, constantly wash the sub's atmosphere to keep it fresh and make maximum use of the oxygen which Is stored aboard under high pressure. Another startling feature of the Nautilus is its vast forward torpedo room, eventually expected to carry atomic weapons. During the sub's deslen stage numerous sample assemblies of key parts of the boat were subjected to underwater explosion tests. This accounts for the great impression of strength and sturdiness of the masses of pines, wire, electrical equipment and instruments. The Nautilus Is built to stand more battle mmish- ment than any sub ever built. * • * Although for the nress tour huge canvases covered the midsection which houses the reactor, the thickness of the steel shielding which protects the crew from radiation was visible. Instead of a knife edge, the sub has a bulbous bow. the most sfficient for submerged travel. Overall it has clean., round lines with practically no nrotuberances to cause extra Wction. Eouipment which extends 'rom the hull can also' be retracted. The outer skin is extremely heavy sheet steel. When Mamie Eisenhower's cham- mgne bottle knocks the Nautilus nto the water, there will be a lot of work to be done on it before the sub s turned over to the Navy for first iperatlonal tests. How long that will 16 is a secret. So are a lot of other hings about the Nautilus, its reactor and performance abilities. I (Contioued from Pitt u ton Booker, Buddy Brown, Bill Cable, Vance Dlxon, claxton Eubanks, Mary Hicks, B'Otis Koonoe, Ira. Koonce, Ralph Kourl, Buddy Lloyd, Trances Long, Harry Lutes, Walter Lutes, James Mtddleton, John McDowell, Clovls McHaffey, Orville McQuIre, Clyde O'Neal, Preston Ramey, Bert Ross, Bob Scott ( Jerry Scrape, Otis Seratt, Norman Speck, Hilton Stephenson, Virgil Stewart, Charles Thompson, Luther Thompson, Eloise Weathers. Little River Mrs. Mannering Towles, chairman, and the mesdames Jimmy Baugher, Lewis Baugher, E. M. Bourland, T. A. Bourland, J. R. Dobbs, Ben Eoff, J. p. H orner, Wayne Mackey, R. H . Morgan, Chester Powers, J. A. Statler, Zolan itutts, Donald Veach. POLIO Black gloves, a sign of mourn- ng, were distributed as gifts at unerals during Colonial times. N«gro Deaths Charity Jackson Charier Jackson, M, at B*rth«- ville died yesterday at a conv*. lescent home, in Little Rock after » lengthy Illness. Funeral arrangements were incomplete today pending the ar> rival of relatives. Survivors include his wife, Rosie Lee Jackson of Blytheville; a brother, Jim Jackson of Alice- vllle, Ala., two sisters, Mary Dannison and Rosa Lee Windom, both of Alicevllle; and three daughters, Ethyl Earl Woods of Chicago and Mary Jackson and Charlie Earl Jackson both of Detroit. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery with Home Funeral Home in charge. Really "SOCKS" RHEUMATIC, ARTHRITIC PAIN Thousand! are grateful for the way the salicylate action of C-2223 spe«di relief to rheumatic, arthritic, muscle pain. Many call it "the old reliable," use it time and again to enjoy more pleasant periods of greater comfort I Price of first bottle back if not latisfied. 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