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February 18, 1947

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VOL. 43 Published Every Evening! Except Sunday ami Legal Holiday* Exclusive Day Wire Service Received From United Preee NEOSHO, MISSOURI, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY is, 1947 Single Copy Five Cents NO. 25 HEART ATTACK FATAL TO JASPER COUNTY SHERIFF Unexpected, Russell Lamb Stricken in Car On Street in Joplin. Joplin, Mo. — Russell Lamb, sheriff of Jasper county, died unexpectedly af*8:30 o'clock last night in St. John's hospital, three hours after suffering a stroke on a downtown street. He was 43 years old. Sheriff Lamb, elected in 1944, was stricken as he sat in his motor car near Fifth and Joplin streets talking with two of his deputies, Russell Anderson and Johnny Showers. He collapsed and Anderson, who had been standing on the sidewalk, entered the car and drove the sheriff to the hospital. He was unconscious when he entered the hospital and remained un- MRS. EUGENIA ENGLAND DIES Mrs. Eugenia L. England, 86 years old, died at her home, Neosho, route 4, at 3:15 o'clock this morning. Mrs. England is survived by two daughters, Mrs. W. A. Hemphlll of route 4, and Miss Pauline England of the home, and by one son, Dr. John F. England of Dallas, Tex. Three granddaughters, Mrs. Carl Diggs of route 4; Mrs. Andrew Adam of Plattsburg, Mo., and Mrs. Juanita Boyle of St. Louis also survive. Funeral services will be conducted for Mrs. England in the chapel of Thompson's Funeral o'clock Thurs- Rev. J. Charles COURT OF HONOR WELL ATTENDED conscious until death. Sheriff Lamb had been to had at day afternoon. Gilbreath, pastor of the Methodist church in Neosho, will be in charge of these services. Burial will be in the Gibson cemetery. Mrs. England has been a his office yesterday and made routine calls to the police department and to the i county jail at Carthage. While ! he had suffered an attack of anemia last summer, his health up to yesterday was considered good, his associates said. He was serving his first term as sheriff, but twice before his election had been a candidate for the office on the Republican ticket. His term would have expired December 13, 1948. The sheriff was born March 13, 1903, in Stotts City, Mo., and had been a resident of Joplin 35 years. Prior to his election in 1944. he served eight years as an agent for the Prudential Insurance Company in Joplin. He was a member of Masonic lodge. No. 345, the Scottish Rite and Shrine and the lodge. V__ The Surygjrs. Survivors incljpe his wife, Mrs. Zelma Lamb of the home. 1120 Murphy avenue; a daughter, Mrs. Joann Baugh. 1506% PeaJ-1 avenue; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Edward Pratt, jr., of the resident of this community for a number of years, and enjoyed all of her activities in the Methodist church here, as long as her strength permitted. Her quiet, gracious personality has endeared her to her many friends in Neosho and through the community. Camp Fire Council To Organize Tonight Adult Group to Manage, Direct Camp Fire Work In City. Organization of the Neosho council of Camp Fire Girls will be effected at a meeting tonight at 7:30 o'clock in the circuit court room of the courthouse, Wayne Slankard, chairman of the executive board, an- Eagles nounced this morning. Committee chairmen, gfliard- Included Memorial Services For Dr. D. A. Campbell and Robert Duncan. 50-YEAR SENTENCE METED AWOL SAILOR FOR NOEL ROBBERY Pinevllle, Mo., Feb. 17.—Richard Wayne Fisher, 20 years old. nn A. W. O. L. sailor, of Lima, O., was sentenced today to serve 50 years in the state penitentiary for the January 23 robbery of the Henry Michels gro- cerv and liquor store near Noel. i The youth,- arrested in Carth.. L i age on January 27, made a pur- Many Parents, other relatives,; ported confession to the rob- building here. Idea Preposterous, U. N. Chief Avers. The Secretary-General of the United Nations has some qulet- ing words for people who fear another war. Trygve Lie says that such a fear in this generation is nothing but a madman's dream, and by way of explanation, he points out that all the big powers were (after having earlier told Prose-; so taxed and gravely damaged sea- and friends of Boy Scouts of the bery and named another 0 «- Newt-McDon district attended man as his co mp an i O n. He en- last night s Boy Scout Court of : tered a plett of guUty before ?°, n .?. r ' held ni the munici P al i Judge Smith late this afternoon. NO WAR IN OUR TIME SAYS LIE The Court convened at 7:45 j cuting Attorney James Paul that !b V the last war that their prob- o clock with the grand entry of » ne desired to enter a p i ea in _ hosts of Scouts from different J stead of standing trla ,/ towns in the district. The event ( nsher and Mltchell A . John . was presided over by RalphJ. i8oni 1B> of Dunc an. Okla.. were Brown, training chairman. The| accuaed of the robbery and advancement of colors was followed by the pledge of allegiance repeated by the audience beating of John Nitchman, 63, a one-armed clerk at the Michels store. and Scouts, and led by the col- j onnsoni arrested in Duncan, or bearers. The invocation was delivered i Okla., as an A. W. O. L. seaman, was accused by Fisher of the by Rev. Clyde Fowler, pastor of ; mu ' rder of Robert Blakeley, 23. Calvary Baptist church .and, in California .on January 12. ians, sponsors, representatives and mothers of girls already en- Rev. Homer Keith, pastor of the First Presbyterian church conducted an impressive memorial service for the late Dr. D. A. Campbell, Scout Commissioner of the district. The song, "Nih- ka-ga-hah," which foBowed, and which was sung by Robert Mclntire, was written by Dr. Campbell. Life awards were given by Rev. A. E. Landolt, pastor of the First Christian church, who also honored the memory of Robert Duncan, Life Scout, son of Dr and Mrs. C. F. Duncan, who was fatally injured in a coasting accident this winter. The Scout badge ceremony was explained by a group of Scouts from Troop 36, Neosho. The Investiture of Scouts was given by Troop 27. Second class, first class and merit badges were given by Scoutmsaters and Tom Johnson gave the Star awards. Eagle Palm awards were made by Charles Ruyle, and the Eagle awards were made most Johnson later made a confession officers said, and was returned to California where he led officers to the body of Blakeley. While Johnson first accused Fisher of being with him at the i time of the Blakeley murder, he later repudiated his story, saying he accused Fisher because the latter had "squealed" on him. Fisher was arrested at Carthage by troopers of the highway patrol and members of the Carthage police department. At the time he was armed with a .45-caliber navy pistol and driving a car that was identified as belonging to the slain Californian. Fisher and Johnson teft their ship at Mare Island near San Francisco a week after the slaying of Blakely and drove to Missouri and Oklahoma. lems of reconversion will keep their forces busy for years to come. So, he reasons, that even to talk of war is a waste of time. However, the portly shaggy-haired Norwegian did sound a note of warninK when he addressed the Minneapolis roundtable of Christians and Jews. He said that the present gent-ration will not last forever. So, he concluded: "The thing we must do is devote ourselves to the future." SALE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL NEWS Ten Killed, 85 Injured In Pennsylvania Wreck Crack Passenger, Bound From Detroit to New York, Flew Off Rails This Morning, Hurtling Two Engines and Five Cars Down Steep Embankment. The bodies of ten persons, including three crewmen, have been removed from the wreckage ot the Pennsylvania railroad's eastbound "Red Arrow" near Altoona, Pennsylvania. At least 85 persons are reported injured. The crack express plunged off the rails on a curve this morn- Ing — and its two engines and five cars careened over a steep embankment. Altoona taxicabs commandeered to have been help carry 1 rolled in Camp Fire work are j im p res sively by the Eache cere- to attend by Slankard so that a council ready to function can be set up tonight. Executive board for Camp hSSe-Two"ste^oM 1 " Vlridfskei- Fire has alread y been named> staUoned at the ConSs! and with the completion of the . stationed ".^^ Corpus council tonight, it was felt that , Tex., naval base, and adulfc organization cou i d keep pace with the growth of Comp- Fire here. Vice chairman of the council is the Rev. Homer Keith; sec - retary-treasurer, Mrs. Larry Leonard, and chairmen of the various committees are: W. W. Bushmeyer, camping; W. L. Bussell, advancement and awards; Win T. Price, finance; Mrs. Joe Coker, education; Mrs. Jewell Moore, extension; Ira McCrite, civics, and Mrs. Mary Montie Skelton of the home; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Myers of Ridley Park, Pa., and a granddaughter, Carolyn Sue Pratt. If An 'Oink' Sends You, Here's Your Meat Entries in both contests—hog calling and fiddling—have been received for the JayCee jambo- County Agents in District Meet Here mony team from the SeKan Council, Independence, Kansas, and the Neosho Board of Review. The special awards of chairman and commissioner were made, and Bob Tracy of Ander- i son conducted the rededication to the Scout Oath. "The End of a Boy Scout Day," sung by Robert Mclntire, \ accompanied at the piano by i Distuct mesting of county Mrs. John Strecker. was a fine j agents in Southwest Missouri closing number, and was fol- | will be held all day here tomor- ™ary "» lowed by the retirement of col- »'°w in the Farmer's auditorium «uary 17. H. M. White. Sulphur Springs. Ark., a surgical patient, was dismissed February 17. • • • Clifford Gibson, Route 4. Neosho, was admitted February 16 as a medical patient. • • • Mrs. Harold Paul, 423 West McCord, was admitted February 15 as a surgical patient. • » » Mrs. Arthur Thomas. 325 St. John, was admitted February 16 as a medical patient. • » • E. P. Redman, 519 West Spring, was admitted February 15 as a medical patient. the Injured, and the streets of the city — in the vicinity of the rail station and hospitals — arc jammed with cars and ambulances. The disaster took place on BenninRton curve — deep in the Allegheny mountains. The scene of the wreck lies nine miles west of Altoona — near the famous Horseshoe curve. An eyewitness description of the accident has just come in from a correspondent of the Altoona Mirror. He says the Red Arrow's engines and cars are sprawled on the hillside and down in the gulley. Railroad people, doctors and nurses are working swiftly to get people out of the wreckakge. The Injured are being treated on relief trains jefore being transported to hospitals. One Pullman car, the reporter says, is hanging over the lip of the embankment. The rails are spread and twisted—and .here are five cars sprawled over three tracks. SW Missouri Agents Will Learn to Teach Under State Instructors. ree here March 1 in the city Tyson, entertainment. auditorium, Delmar Mitchell, in charge of entries, said this morning. "Old fiddlers" will compete from 8 to 10 o'clock—with a break from 9 to 9:30 o'clock for the pork yodeling — and will then play for the square dance. Callers have been selected for the square dancing, but have not been announced—possibly as a safety precauttJiv. It will cost you "50 cents to attend the affair, according to Joe Kennedy, JayCee president, and that price doesn't include Mrs. H. M. Cushman is president of the Guardians' association. any porfk sandwiches just square dancing and swine songs. Bigham Ambulance. Phone 62. TO ENFORCE LIEN Suit to enforce a mechanic's lien was filed yesterday in cir- Mrs. Vernon Jobe, 1119 North [ Main, and daughter, born Feb| ruary 15, was dismissed Febru- 'ary 17. « « » Mrs. Willard Burge, Qranby and son, born February 15, were dismissed February 17. * * * Mrs. Cliff German, Route 1 Neosho, and daughter, born Feb 16, were dismissed Feb- J. E. Crouch. ors by Troop 34, Neosho. The closing ceremony, including the repeating of the Great Scout- Master's benediction was led by Troop 32, Neosho. The sincerest congratulations go to each of the many Scouts and their officials. Their work is beautiful, and the teachings lasting. They indeed must be "builders of fine characters." Among the many rank advancements and honors awarded were the following Eagle awards: Tommy Hosfield and Dale Jarvis of Troop 32; Jim- milt court by M. C. Tate against ^ cSno V a iter of T^oop" 36. and Donnie Reinhart. Johnny Rogers, Buddy Haas. Harry Rein- John A. Rogers of ASKS DIVORCE Suit for divorce was filed yesterday in circuit court by Helen C. Whitman against Carol A. Whitman. Fox Furniture. E. Side square. BEFORE YOU BORROW hart and Troop 27. These badges were pinned on by the mothers, who in turn (received small Eagle Scoutt badges, pinned on them by their sons. Mrs. Harry Reinhart had the honor of pinning the Eagle badge on both her son and her husband. Bob Tracy, Scout Executive, gave a red rose to each father of an Eagle Scout, to be given to the mother of that Scout. of the courthouse with three state representatives holding Paul Dooley. son of Mr. and classes in "methods pf demon- I Mrs. James J. Dooley, New o*"«Mr.», " tonia, a medical patient, wa dismissed February 15. • * • Mrs. William Stephenson Stark City, Route 1, a surgica Twelve agents from nine counties will attend the training session, which is to convene at 9 o'clock. Present as instructors will be F. E. Rogers and Miss Rena Jenkins, state extension agents, and Virgil Burk, state agent for 4-H. "Teaching how to teach" will be done by the "J. T. I." method, according to Marvin Vines, county agent here and host to the other agents. The method, successfully employed in other instances, first has the person do the job, train some one else, and then the student, in turn, trains another. Training will be useful for the agents in teaching both adults and rural youth in different phases of farm work, Vines believes. $4,400 Judgment In School Land Suit First trial by jury in this term of circuit court was held yesterday in the condemnation proceedings by Neosho School district 57 against "tract D" owned by Albie N. Johnson. Judgment of $4.400 was awarded Johnson by the jury. Decrees of divorce were granted in two trials by Judge Emory E. Smith to Ollle Wolfe from Milton Wolfe and to Billy Marilyn Butler from Thomas Leroy Butler. Judgment favored the plaintiff in the quiet title suit brought by William E. Sapp and others against W. O. Oliphant and others. Partition and order of sale was given by Judge Smith in the suit of Robert L. Neely and others against Harry Camden. • FUNERAL TODAY FOR CHARLES CHENOWETH Funeral services were held this afternoon in Webb City fo Charles B. Chenoweth. widely known retired druggist of that city, who died Sunday afternoon in St. John's hospital, Joplin, after an illness of ten days. Mr. Chenoweth was a brother of Mrs. Joe Pritchard of Neosho. and had many friends here. Mr. Chenoweth was born in Pineville, and is survived by his wife. Mrs. Pearl Chenoweth, and by three sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Emma Price of Pineville; Mrs. J. B. Robinson of Little Rock. Ark., and Mrs. Joe Pritchard of Chenoweth of Neosho, Seattle, Harry Wash., and Wallace Chenoweth of Wheaton. Buddy Lowe of Joplin, until recently a resident of Neosho, patient, was dismissed Febru-! underwent an emergency ap- ary 15. Mrs. Henry Michenfelder, 802 South Jefferson, a medical pa- pendectomy in St. John's hos- jpital, Joplin, Saturday night. Buddy and his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Lowe, recently moved tient, 15. was dismissed February "LIFE" BOARD CHAIRMAN AND WIFE SPENDING VACATION IN NEOSHO Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Longwell, of New York City, are spending a vacation in Neosho, guests at the Big Spring Inn. Mr. Longwell is chairman of the board of editors of Life magazine. You 1. Make sure you need a loon, T Avold needless debt. 2. Be certain you get the best kind of loan. Get our rates and terms first. Check our advantages. Compare with others if you wish. find the Bank Way Best CHINA WOULD MAKE BLACK MARKET LEGAL Washington — China, the United Press learned today, has asked the United States for permission to sell 200 milionl dollars in UNRRA supplies in the Chinese black market. The proceeds would be used to bolster China's tottering economic system. COMMUNIST DENIES WRITING LETTER ON You should have a Savings Account If possible, even do not need a regular Checking Account MONEY TO LOAN If you All application* for loan* glv*n prompt con*ld«ratlon FIRST NATIONAL BANK NEOSHO, MISSOURI None Better The Only National Bank In Newton or McDonald Counties Postal Saving* Depositary United States Depositary ponai MYmB<MEMl ' BER £ED«RAL RESERVE SYSTEM Member Federal Deposit Insurance. Corporation BROTHER OF MRS. G. T. KELLEY DIES Lonnie Arlie Masters, Jr., Route 2, Anderson, a surgical patient, was dismissed February 15. • * « Mrs. Denver' Peterson. 601 North High, a medical patient, was dismissed February 15. » • . Miss Helen Reynolds, Route 2, Neosho, a medical patient, was dismissed February 15. Fooey! Say Dutch . . . ANOTHER GIRL A 51-gun salute boomed as a freezing dawn broke over Holland today. Then churchbells began chiming, and men and women rushed into the streets at the early hour to learn whether it was a girl — or a boy as they hoped this time — at the royal .palace. But when the guns stopped after firing 51 shots, they knew that Crown Princess Juliana had given birth to her fourth daughter, continuing the all-feminine line of succession to the Dutch throne. If it had been a boy, it would have been a 101 gun salute, but there has been no male ruler of the Netherlands since 1890, when Queen Wllhelmina succeeded her father. King Wlllem the Third. However, even if the people are disappointed, they still can manage to celebrate the arrival of the new princess. A national holiday has been proclaimed, and the sleepy people who ran into the streets darkened by electricity shutoffs found buildings decked with the national flags and orange streamers. Later today, some from Neosho to Joplin, and! 10,000 citizens will travel the Buddy, whose room number at I snow-covered roads toward the the hospital is 236, would great- ' royal castle, 25 miles from Amly appreciate having letters | sterdam. to cheer the Crown from his friends here. Thompson's Ambulance. Ph. 47 Princess, Prince Bernhard and the new addition to the royal family. Miss Barbara FillinBham, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Fillingham, 412 ffiway 71, O. L. Haley of Pawnee, Okla., | South, a surgical patient, was brother of Mrs. G. T. Kelley, 603 South High street, died late yesterday evening in the Sale Memorial hospital here. Mr. Haley was born near Fairview. July 25. 18T9. He is survived by his 86-year-old mother, Mrs. W. N. Haley of Fairview, and by the following children: Mrs. J. C. Ragsdale, St. Elmo, 111.; Mrs. C. S. Collins. Pawnee, Okla.; Mrs. Dan Jenkins, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Mrs. Herman Hamsen, Morrison, Okla. Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters: F . B. Haley of LeRoy, Kansas; Otis Haley, Ed Haley, Earl Haley, all of California; Mrs. Effie Cockrell, Sarcoxie; Mrs. G. T. Kelley, Neosho; Mrs. Kleber Dunnaway, Mrs. H. H. Hughes, Mrs. Minnie Griffith, Mrs. Georgia Holley and Mrs. Fred L. Kelley, all of Fairview. dismissed Febraury 15. Mr. and Mrs. Ford Ratliff of Sale apartments had as their guest for part of the week-end, the former's nephew, Bob Sheriff of Cleveland, Ohio, who was making an extensive plane trip, stopping here to visit several relatives. THE WEATHER Special Price for Limited Time Only CM Unit* UUENTHAL ACTIVITES • ^nera^arransemta — An admitted information call Thompson's. Washington former communist — Henry Hart, Junior — has denied authorship of a letter boasting of communist suo«essfijS within the VISIT COURT MONDAY Monday, February 17, the Ikl- TVA while David UHenthal i cago Camp Fire Girls met at The weather forecaster says the balmy clime of the last few days in Missouri and Kansas is on tire way out today. It will be much colder tonight in northern Missouri with the temperatures predicted at 10 to 15. In the south portion it will be 20 to 25, as is expected all of Kansas. in * * headed the organization. AN ADDED ATTRACTION TO A MOVIE CAREER ! the courthouse with their lead-134. er, Miss Eaton, and visited cir- l cult court. Neosho and vicinity — Partly cloudy and much colder today with high near 42. Partly cloudy and colder tonight with low noar 27. High tomorrow nenr Saturday, the girls met at Miss Movie actress Greta Garbo Eaton's house with lunches for has inherited a $20,000 estate a hike, but because of Miss Eat- from an ardent admirer. A 70-. on's illness, Carol Cushman and year-old man who died in Alle- Barbara Williams went with us. gan, Michigan, left his entire We hiked to Hadley's farm and wealth to the Swedish star— ate our lunch and J Temperature Yesterday's maximum temperature in Neosho was 65 and the minimum last night was 35. The 8 o'clock record this morning was 37. whom he had the screen. known only oni around *tne Kulp, Scribe. (place.—Geraldine D-X kerosene and fuel oils; scouted accurate measure, quick delivery. Tel. 208. Company. Edsell Oil fp-291-tf SaniWaxA- World'* luxury Cl»«n«r WOODWORK • PORCELAIN • FURNITURE • ENAMELS Notice the polished highlights, when you clean with Sani-Wax! This is the Cleaner that large estates buy in 4-gallon lots, because it's so rich, smooth, and FAST. 'Takes off smoke and di« with a creamy stroke, and leaves a lovely finish. Don't miss the chance to try it at a good discount, during the Annual Quart Special. 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