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TM POMtC MIWHt · TM n«T CONCIRN Of fr*S NCWSMPM VOLUMI 90, NUMBIR 217 AP, King tittl NEA F«erturti r-AVCTTJVIUi. AMAMUS. SATURDAY JVJNINO, AMU S,"nS»" ·OttlWMCMr-- . , : - . , fiytttwrtll* tat Tidntty yufly eloudy and continual cool tonight, temperature JMt witfc light fnat Tomorrow partly (taody and warmer. High temperature yesterday 44, ID I. m. todif U, tew laaf night 10. Sunrise I'M, iuaHH' «.«. ' . . - r CtNTI Cargo Plane Crashes In New York City ; · «y · ,· ·· . .. · · ^:·'.: Department Of Justice To Run Own "Cleanup" After Meeting With Truman McGranery May Face Rough Road Ahead In Congress Washington - (IP) - The Truman administration's clean - up - the- government program will be run by the Department of Justice-itself under investigation--if President Truman's choice of a new attorney general is confirmed by the Senate. And Truman's nominee for the post. Federal Judge James P. Mc- Granery of Philadelphia, says he 1 doesn't know yet whether there is any governmental wrongdoing to investigate. He plans to rrly on FBI Director J. Edear Hoover to tell him whether there is or not. McGranery outlined some of his plans S'esterday after a l o n g ! White House conference with the I today on the at-!arje delegates- president. Truman named him ''""· " :J '" ' Thursday to replace Atty. Gen. .T. Howard McGrath. swept from office in a row over the way New Yorker Newbold Morris was conducting a semi-independent search for government corruption, starting with the Justice Department Eisenhower, Toft Showdown Due In Michigan; General Scores A Victory In Iowa itself. McGrath fired Morris, a Republican, just before taking his own abrupt departure. McOranery Under Fire McGranery ran into trouble, too. Representative Velde (R-I11) charged McGranery, wh'ile an assistant attorney general, "whitewashed" the Amerasia case, a World War II sensation involving the illegal possession of secret government documents. McGranery scoffed at the accusation, saying he ordered all ^he evidence presented to a Grand Jury. Two of six persons arrested by the FBI were fin.-d while charges against the others were dropped. Chairman McCarran nf the Senate Judiciary Committee, which (By Tne Associated Press) Michigan Republiv,ns lay their 46 presidential nominating vote.- on the line today, under the covetous eyes of Taft and Eisenhower backers and state leaders who want to remain neutral. The state GOP convention at Detroit will ratify 36 chosen district dele- I g'Jtes and choose an at-large slats of 10. The total of 46 delegates will cast Michigan's vote at the Republican national convention in July. Arthur Summerf.-eld, Michigan national committeeman, and. other leaders tried to arrange a tn:c2 between rival factions supporting Gen. Dwight Eisenhower and Se:i. Robert Taft of Ohio Sumi.ierfield argiied that tnying uncommitted might give Michigan a "balance of power" in July. A showdown would come late both sides claim a rrajority of the 36 district delegates--am! some Eisenhower backers reportedly were plannin; a lightning thrust for the 10 votes Taft people seemed willing to go along will. Summerfieid's proposal. Yesterday 1 ' action by the Iowa stste convention WSE having effect on the Detrcit maneuvering.:;. Eisenhower forces in D°s Moines scored a surprise victory | by winning 15 national GOP con' vcntion votes to Tap's nine, with two neutral and claimed by Taft as "pretty certatn---for The Iowa rt?!rgat'cn will be uninstructed, but most have mi if their choices clear or have said they will folio-.-' the will of their districts. The result broke an apparent deadlock betv.-een Tnft and Eisenhower. The general's Washington hea.-l- qnarters hailed it as a "smashlfg victory " Taft force? said the delegation would be "well divide,1 " when c o n v c- n t i o n time rolls around. Former Gov. Harold Stassen of Minnesota, also nfler the GOP nomination, called it "an- must pass on the McGranery ap- j olh er indication tnat Taft ooesn'l pointment, announced that his | have the snoport he claims." committee would take its time. McCarran. like Sen. Joseph McCarthy (H-Wis) and several others, has boon sharply critical of the administration's handling of the Amerasia case. In Dallas last night, McCarthy sairl he'll "have a great deal to say" about the nomination on the Senate floor. Morris To Give Advice Kefauver Seeks Support Among Democrats, Sen. Estes Kef.inver of Tennessee apparently has made a forna! bid for New York state's 90-man delegation. The stale convention is April 22 in New York Citj and delegates normally go unpledged. Kefauver met there yerterday with Paul E. i Guilty Verdict Returned In Costello Case Gambler Is Shaken As He Hears Jury Make Its Report New York-W)-Frank Costello, who twice stalked out of a Senate Crime Committee hearing rather than answer questions, was convicted last night of contempt of the United States Senate. The 61-year-old gambler and underworld figure, who four times previously beat government efforts to put him behind bars, faces a possible maximum sentence of 10 years in prison -- plus $10,000 in fines. He was continued in $5.000 bail pending sentencing Tuesday. Government Prosecutor Myles J. Lane hailed the jury's guilty verdict as a "turning point" -and said .it was proof that no man "no matter how cunning or powerful he might seem to be, can be bigger than the government itself. - - . . . Costello, visibly shaken by the verdict, had "nothing to Say." He rose unsteadily to his feet after the jury had reported its decision. The jury deliberated five and one- half hours. Jurr Alternate Called In a last-hour development in the case, Judge Sylvester J. Ryan had fired two of the jurors--and Two Transports Collide Over Mobile, Ala. 15 Passengers And Crewmen Believed Dead In Wreckage Mobile, Ala.-yP)-Salvage crews dug through the wreckage of two entwined Air Force transports to- j day in a search for the bodies of 15 crewmen and passengers. They v/ere killed when a C-124 Globe- master II, biggest operational cargo plane in the U. S. Air Force, and a C-47 collided in flight over Mobile last night. The transports spun earthward in flames and landed atop parked railroad box cars, setting 12 of horn afire. The crash took place inside the city limits a mile north of Mobile's business district and a - f s w blocks vest of the Alabama state docks ndustrial area and. a battery of gasoline storage tanks. Coast Guard and Air Force L-rash boats and a Navy helicopter searched nearby s-.vamps border- Suspect In Robbery Of Jack Holt Liquor Store Is Arrested One of two men suspected of burglarizing Jack Holt's Trading Post Liquor Store on Highway 71 between Fayetleville and Springdale last night was arrested near Stilwell, Okla., early this morning after an automobile accident. A second suspect, who escaped 01. foot afler the pair's '949 Hudson coupe was wrecked, was beins ·sought by Oklahoma and Arkansas officers. Deputy Sheriff Adrian Cooper ·said the burglary of tlic store was discovered Ihis morninu by t h e owner when he opened Tor business. Although en Inventory had not been completed, ot least six and a half cases nf whiskey was lakcn. It was believed no cash was missing. Thieves earned entrance lo the building by forcing the Irack donr. The burglary is believed to have taken place sometime after midnight. The suspect arrested in Oklahoma was taken inli custody shortly a f l e r 6 a. m. Indsy a f t r r ng the Mobile and Xensaw Elvers possible lone survivor. An unconfirmed report said one airman in the C-47 had parachuted vhen the planes rammed. Both ilancs were based at Brooklcy Ur Force Base here. Six of the dead were crewmen board the C-124. which is ca- iable of hauling 200 fully-equip- '6d troops. The C-47 was reported inbound o Brooklyn from Maxwell Air U. A. Host To Visiting Group Luncheon, Dinner Port Of Program The University College of Engineering is host today and. tonight to members of the Missouri section of the American Society for Engineering Education, with the Missouri School of Mines, th; University' of St: · Louis and St.i qliTrtors.'' Von Fleet's Son Missing Seouol. Korea-(£-)-Lt. James A. Van Fleet, Jr., son of the U.S. Eighth Army commander, today was listed by the U.S. Fifth Air Force as missing in action. The Air Force said he bailed to ·oturn yesterday morning from his third night bombing mission over North Korea. Van Fleet, 26, wa piloting a B-2IS light bomber, He arrived in Korea only three weeks ago and was assigned to the car which he was driving left the highway near Stilwell and overturned, A companion, still unr identified, escaped on'foot before police arrived. Sheriff Bruce Critler reported by radio from near S l l l v e l l that the remaining suspect Is believed to 1 e in the area, possibly hidden in the woods. Oklahoma police were aiding in the search for him. Identity of the man arrested Ihls mornlnj; was not revealed by police pending' positive Idrntl/ca- Inn. " Louis University represented. An informal gathering was held i last night, registration was under) way this morning, a luncher-n was civen today at noon at the Student Union with Dean George T: Branigan of the University presiding and W. H. Shepherd of the Arkansas Power and Light Compan speaking. The annual dinner will he held tonight nt the Washinston Hotel with Chairman G. K. Gillan presiding and S. C. Hollister, de»i 'prce Base at Montgomery with of engineering at Cornell Unlvcr- ine persons aboard, including the sity and president of 'the American rew. Planes of this type normally carry a five-m?.n crew. What caused the-collision was not immediately determined. called ousted alternates. One of the jurors was the foreman, .. . , , i Fit/patrick, s t ?. t e Democratic Morns_ left town yesterday with j committee chairman. Later, asked if this meant he had bid for New York support. Kefauver replied: a final dig at the administration. He said he'd be back next week with some anti-corruption recom- j "You would not be wrong." i'.z- mendations for the White House, patricl: could not be reached for "Whether anybody will read it I comv.ient or not, I don't know," he reported. in California, where the dead- But in New York he said the president had "carried out every request I made, wtih complete-enthusiasm." He said he would be willing to resume his cleanup probe on one condition: "Not only on the personal request of the president, but Mrs. Helen Louise Mason, a Negro housewife. She reported Judge Ryan had accused her of being involved in a $250 deal to deadlock the jury, and prevent a verdict, and called the whole thing "ridiculous." The judge said his interview with her had been "inaccurately reported" but did not make public any account of his own. After the case had been given i to the jury, Costello's counsel, Ati torney Kenneth M. Spence, sought ' a retrial of the entire case because of the reshuffled jury. The motion was denied--but Spence will argue a motion for a mistrial when Costello is brought into court for sentencing. . Costello's lawyers called no witnesses during the trial that ended last night and offered no final summation of its case. They con- line for entries in the June 3 primary expired last night, there were three Eepublicon and two Democratic aspirants: Republican--Gov Earl Warren of California, Stassen and a "free choice" sla'e headed by Rep. Furnaces Banked As Strike Mean Cleveland -()- Republic Steel Corporation announced today It would bank a blast furnace here and another at Yo: ngstown at midnight, in anticipation ot a na- Society for Engineering Education, the main speaker. A luncheon for wives of the members was held at the Washington Hotel, and a tour was arranged for this afternoon. ' They will attend the ^ banquet tonight. For Vatican Appointment Washington-MP)-The House voted nearly two to one last night to prohibit the.,government from setting u p . a diplomatic mission at tionwide steel strike, called Thomas Werdel of Crlifc-rnia. under a public understanding with Democrat--K. c f a 11 v e r and the entire cabinet that my inves- 'free choice" ticket headed by tigation would proceed not only California Attorney General Ed With approval but with complete mund G. Pat Brown, cooperation, as a top priority proj- Idaho Republics, s select 14 cc *- delegates to the national conven- McGranery, however, made i t : lion today, with Taft forces fight- plain that the 55-member corrup- ] ing an Eisenhowei upsurge. The turn-hunting organization built up | Ohicnan's supporters h o p e to by Morns since February 1 will go j pledge the delegation to Taft and out of business very soon, and the general's forces are trying to won't be replaced. · "If there are those who are wrong," he said, "they-will be indicted and tried in the court. We will use due process and not conduct any witch hunts." By "we" McGranery said he mean* the. Justice Department-currently under investigation by - House Judiciary Subcommittee, keep it f.ninstructed. Eisenhower picked up two delegates and a "probable" in the Kansas race for votes, giving him ) commanding Itari over Taft. An Otti.wa, Kan., district meeting Lhose an Eisenhower slate of two and one at-large recommended A similar Eisenhower ticket scored a sweep v. a district meet- several of whose members have ing the dav ocfore charged the department failed to prosecute a number of tax fraud and other cases. He's Glad They Weren't Bricks Oklahoma Ctiy-(JP)-Harlon Jones sat flabbergasted yesterday while ·n angry womaii motorist pep- pared his windshield with eggs. They had both stopped at an intersection. "You caused me to bust some ·f them and I'm giving you the rest free," he quoted her as aay- Inr without further explanation, she Jumped into her car and drove) oft Jon« told paUe*. 4 prcviously . . . . _ u _ duction in 279 coke ovens here" in preparation for the walkout set for midnight Tuesday. Youngslown Sheet and Tube Company expected to begin shutting down its plant today. Treadwell Resigns As Slate Board Member Little Rock-(/P)-Governnr McMath today announced the resig- lalion of Monroe Treadwell of Morrilton as a member of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. No reason was given. McMath . . . . - -- nam ed James Robert Fontaine of tended there were no questions i Clarksville to succeed Treadwell for the jury to decide- -that there Fontaine resigned from the Ar i \lnra n n l v matlot-c rti-rtnorl u trt ho ,, _, "*·« l u m l ule rtr- kansas Racing Commission to take the ABC post, McMath said, a n d ! John Patton of Morrilton named to succeed him Racing Commission. Communist Plane Losses In Korea Set At 1,053 Tokyn-m-Far East Air Forces said today that Allied pilots have destroyed or damaged 1,053 Communist planes since the Korean war started. Allied losses--n o t counting United Nations naval planes--were listed as 622. Surplu* Investment Drops Washington-I/Pi - The Agriculture Department says its investment in farm surpluses has dropped from a peak $4,200.000,000 in iriSO to $1,830,000.001). It declined j i The Vatican without Senate ap- Tuesday midnight. Republic" had I ? rova !' But Pr * sidmt Truman is P " a " · free to · renew relations at any time through a personal representative. The 159 to 82 vote was In connection with a provision in the State Department appropriation bill denying the use of funds for any diplomatic mission "in any state or country" before the Senate .has confirmed the top diplomatic official or chief of mission. Representative Preston (D-Gn.) author of the provision, said its main purpose is to prevent President Truman from appointing an ambassador to The Vatican or from establishing a mission there during a congressional recess. McMath Pardons Killer Of Guard Carson Free; Once Sentenced To Death Little i..Pock-(P)-Governor McMath yesterday pardoned Jnel Carbon,.'who once faced -a death sentence on a first degree murder conviction. . Carson, who admitted killing a State Hospital guard here on May 1, 193S, was sentenced to death by a Pulaskl Circuit .Court jury. The Ark»rm«Buprmfie Court-«a~ held the death lenience, but it was commuted to life imprisonment by the late Oov. Carl E. Bailey, McMath said his notion was taken on recommendation of the state parole board. Several furloughs were granted by the gov- were only matters properly to be ruled on by the court. The 10-count contempt charge against Costello emanated from his two "walk-outs" during the New York hearings of the widely televised Kefauver committee hearings in March, 1951. and his refusal to answer specific questions put to him by Committee Counsel Randolph Halley. was on the Three Arkansas Youths Killed In Road Crash Sikeston, 1 Mo.-(/P)-Three young Arkansans were killed when an automobile they occupied struck the rear of a parked truck at the edge of Highway 81 north of here last night. The dead were listed as Bobby Wayne Clark, 18, of Jenny Lind, Ark.. Clifford Eugene Clay, 18, of Bigelow, Ark., and Edmond Arthur Hosto, 18, of Roland, Ark. 123 million month. dollars the past Juliana To Visit Mrs. Roosevelt Washington-W-Queen Juliana left here by plane today on a roundabout trip to a weekend visit with an old friend, Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt at Hyde Park. The Dutch monarch and h e r party headed first for Philadelphia. The flight is the first leg of a nationwide tour following a three- day visit here as guests of President and Mrs. Truman. After arrival in Philadelphia the queen scheduled a visit to Independence f Hall and the Philadelphia Museum ' of Art before going'on to visit the Military Academy at W e s t Point, N. Y. Telegraph Close Down May Be Extended New York-OPl-A Federal mediator Indicated today he do"- -it expect a quick settlement ' nationwide Western Union now in its third day. But th pany said It harl restored s- c among 48 cities--a claim which the striking AFL Commercial Telegraphers Union discounts as 'typical propaganda." Federal Mediator J. L. Mandelbaum said In Washington last night he plans tn starMatks with company officials In New York today. He said he would return to Washington, probably in the middle of next week, to resume conferences there with the union. Deep Slash In Voice" Budget Voted By House State Department's Money Bill Put Under The Axe Wnshington-(/p)-A cut of almost one-third In the State Department budget boosted over the 1H- billlon-dollar mark today the to tal the House has slashed so far from President Truman's' 195,1 "unds. A 11,016,1)2.1,7.11 bill appropriating money to finance the State Justice and Commerce departments and the federal courts for he fiscal year starting next . Tuly 1 passed the House 200 tn 55 last light after record slashes had icon made in State Department fundse, , The budget-cutting drive that developed during «n 11 -hour session hit hardest at the controversial "Voice of America" program. The budget for the "Voice" and related foreign Information and education programs was cut il- riosVln half by a combination of Republicans and Southern Democrats. ; . . . . . . . ,. . ·: ·-· N* New dtatkus .-·.---.--.·---.-. . The State Department information program, designed to counteract Russian propaganda abroad, was chopped from the 170 million dollars requested by, President Truman to 5118,375.000. None of'the money requested for construction of new broadcasting stations, Ir,' eluding two on ships, was allowed, although the Appropriations Com- nilttee had recommended SOW million for this purpose; ; Of the $102,419,6211 chopped from the Stale Department budget, 52 million was cut by 'the Appropriations Committee in its recommendations, the balance by .the House itself during debates. Passage nf the bill left only a 4B-blllion-rtollar military budget measure between the House and an F.aster recess starting nex Thursday. The military bill is $4,240,000,000 .less than Preslden Truman requested, and many Aircraft Hits Buildings In Oueensborough At Least Seven Die/*' And Casualty List May Be Heavier New York-(/P)-A twin- engined cargo plans Ml | n populous Querns today, killing at lent seven persons and poisibly mtiy more. The blj plane dropped fforri rainy ikies, ripped through two buildings and hit another one, setting several structure* aflame. Officials -at -New York International -AUtMirl,' on the south side of Queens, laid the plane was trying to make an instrument land- Ing, and fell short. It swoosh down out of the east. One. winj of the plane slimmed a cruising police car In the street, killing .-·' police Inspector, Thomas Boylin, inside. The crash turned more than a block-long area Into a scorching Inferno. Would be rescuer* were Kept at a distance, and there was little way of knowing extent of ths casualties. The tragedy wa« In the middle of Queens, skirted on the north side by LaGuardla field and, on the south by International Airport. A heavy rain wai falling, but airport officials iild a visibility of two mllei, and a ceiling of 400 feet prevailed, adequate for landing. ' "· . United States Airline*,- i cargo carrier, laid It believed the plane was one of lt» c-4 transports, with a crew -of two Inbound frofri Fort Lauderdale, Fla. At lent two hmuet were demolished and four oihen were burning fiercely. re Ait* Mrack Center of th* crash was at an Intersection ' at 16Mb street and Mth avenue, Jamaica, new a busy ' subway terminal. Tr* crash left five automobiles twiated iAt · b umiog. OvwftMd. wi(*f wtra knocked down, '····*· ' Shortly attar the , enth .if- T: IS hi. '(CST). the Port of H«w - department ordered International Airport -clot' ed for" a Half hour. The plane, was carrying 11,000 wundj.ot mlicellaneoui cargo. U. S. Airlines said. It left fort Lauderdale at 13:07 a. m.,(CST), and had stopped at Charleston, S. for gas, House members want it cut even deeper. Awaiting action after the F.aster Mandelbaum said he could not recess are bills for the Agriculture sec much use in joint meetings Department and for Congress it- Iself. now. PRESENTS CREDENTIALS TO FRANCO Batista Sworn In Havana, Cuba -(If}- Fulgcnclo Batista, a former president who seized the rule of Cuba in a mili- j t a r y coup March 10, was sworn in Mast night as president of Cuba. Russell Gets Nod Of Both Arkansas Senators As Presidental Hopeful Washington-(/P)-Four prominent Arkansas political figures' sounded off Friday on a variety of subjects. Both Arkansas senators -- John L. McClellan 'and J, William Fulhright -- had some views on Senator Russell (D-Gai for president. Rep. Boyd Tackett of Nashville, nn announced candidate for gnv. ernor, rose in the Home to the defense of "the little fellow,' And Governor McMath almost said again that he would be a candidate for I third term nom- McClcllan said at Little Rock that, he believed Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower would return to the United States to campaign actively for the Republican nomination for president. And probably get the nomination too, he adriprl. He said he thought Arkansas' delegation to the Democratic national convention In Chicago ought to he uninstructed is I.: customary. Ancl he agreed that It would be · "nice gesture" for the group to give Fulbrlght a complimentary "favorite son" vote on early ballots. Sen. Richard Russell of Georgia is his personal choice for the Dem- oenrtlc nomination, McClellan de- it clared. Fulbright also cast a vote for Russell. He said in an interview at Kansas City that he thought Russell and Gov. Adlal Stevenson of Illinois would make a good Democratic ticket--one for president ,-nd the othr vice president, and It wouldn't make any difference which way, Later In a speech at Topeka, Kan., Fulbrlght said he thought the party winning the coming election should gain a sl*able working majority In Congress In order to set a policy and carry It out. In a HOUM spctch, Tackett de- clared (hut "Washington Bureaucrats" wont to make "the little fellow" more dependent on |ov- ernment handouts. He said gov-, crnment credit regulations are dc- j signed to "harass and annoy" small borrowers but that big borrower* have no difficulty. McMath spoke to another "ap. preclatlon night" audience -- thin one at Purlt, Ark., and referred «aln to a possible third term. He said he won't back any particular candidate for the Demorratle nomination for president. Whoever the nominee li will have hli support In the general election, he declared, Uwyers Pkk To Fill feKh VKI*CV| TJewport, Ark. - (If) -Lawyers from .the third Judicial circuit were to meet here today to select nominees for a successor to the late Circuit Judge MUlard G. Hardin of Newport. , The lawyer were to recommend three names to Governor VcMaihV The governor may appoint a lanr* yer to serve in the circuit judge- shin until December 31 froen among those named. .Someone to fill the remaining two years of Hardln's unexplred term will be nominated and elected- in this year's primaries and election. The appointee will be Ineligible. - r v ' Can't Talk But'' Makes A Speech Waco, Texas-OP)-Walstein Smith of Baylor's University's School of Business was introduced as the main speaker at a fraternity banquet. He rose to his 'feet, pointed to his throat, sat down, took a drink of water, pushed a button -- arid sat back while his recorded speech boomed over loudspeakers. " Laryngitis, he explained. He recorded hi* speech, his voice only a whisper, then put the recording machine on loud. Grasshoppers To Fly At Lincoln Sunday The Gashoppers Club of Tay- etteville will fly about 29 model planes at the football field "in Lincoln Sunday afternoon at I:JO. A group of the members will go from here for the performance. Tweedy la CaaaUfate Pine BJuff-(*)-Gerald Tweiij of Springdtle Is a candidate tec vice president of th* Arkaoua Junior .Chamber of Commeete from Northwest Arkansas in 'flit, state group's annual convention here. The convention opened yee- «rday, ' ' ' . - . . - , . 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