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SHELTON GANG - One Killed, Two Wounded in Latest Of...
One Killed, Two Wounded in Latest Of Anti-Shelton Gang' Shootings ^AIRFIELD, It!., June 2S. Another bloody chapter In an apparent apparent campaign to wipe out surviving surviving members of the Shelton gang. fomlb' result* yesterday In the kill- fcig of one person and the machine- rtmning of two others. Three of the notorious Shelton brother*, leaders of a gang dating baok to the prohibition era, have been assassinated In less than four years. Oravely wounded In the ma- ohinegun shooting at a street intersection intersection here were Guy Pennington, Pennington, 37, and his wife, Lulu Shelton PHinington, 44. Each was shot four times. They named as their assailant Charlie (Black Charlie) Harris, an ex-convict and former partner of the Shelton brothers who later .split with them and became their arch rival. Mrs. pcnnington IB the youngest j4it«r of the notorious Shetton brothers. Without disclosing where he got hk information, State's Attorney Gerald Mayberry of Wayne County announced he had been informed Karris would surrender voluntarily to authorities this morning. A warrant warrant charging Harris with attempted attempted murder was issued last- night. A few hours after the Pennlng- tonfi were shot down, Louis Sons, 40, a farmer, was found shot to -,.death In a farm house-re sort. Po- lice said the place is operated by Ogie Penninglon, brother of the victim of the earlier shooting. Polic* Chief Otis Hallam said h« was operating on the theory Sons might have been killed because he witnessed the shooting of the Penningtons. Others suggested the killer might have mistaken Sons for Ogle Pennlngton, who saw the •arller shooting. Lulu Pennington said Harris was laughing as he fired at her and her husband and that he shouted: "Now you are going to get some of the same stuff your brothers got." She said the machine gun jammed •nd that Harris then got Into a black sedan and drove away. Sam Mercer of Full-Meld told authorities authorities he witnessed the shoot Ing Ing and that the Penningtons' as- valiant was tall and bushy-haired. Harris Is short and slick-haired. The Shelton gang wars date back to the prohibition era when at least 40 persons were killed as the Shelton* Shelton* were feuding with the rival Birger gang. The more recent campaign against th« Shelton family began with the ambush-killing of Carl Shelton, the gang-leader, near his Falrfield farm Oct. 23. 1947. Bernie Shelton, his youngest brother, was killed by a rifle shot from a hidden gunman whllo he stood in front of the Shelton Amusement Amusement Co. in Peorla, 111., July 20,1946. Roy Slielton was killed by a rifle bullet while operating a tractor on the Shclton form June 7, 1950. None of the killings has been lolvcct. The last of the Sholton brothers, Big Earl and Dalta, moved out of this area last January and were reported to have settled somewhere in Indiana. Obituaries Mrs. Lockhart O/Osceo/aD/es In Memphis Mrs. Mnrgaret Cone Lockhart of Osceola died at 7 a.m. today In a nursing home in Memphis where she had been a patient since Wednesday. Wednesday. Funeral services were Incomplete at noon today, pending the arrival of her son from Texas, She was the wife of S. O. ixrcklmrt, Sr,, Osceola businessman. Other survivors Include a son, S. G. Lockhart, Jr., of Texas; two sisters, Mrs. A. M. Herringer, Sr., of Jonesboro and Mrs. E. J. Newton of V/ilmoth, Ark.; and two grandchildren. grandchildren. Swift Funeral Home of Osceola is In charge. Beacham Rites Held Here Today Services for James Walter Beacham, Beacham, former Blythevlllc resident who died in Chicago Sunday, were to be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Cobb Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was to be in Dogwood Ridge Cemetery. He was 50. Mr. Bciicham resided in Blythcvlllc nearly all his life before moving lo Chicago 18 months ago. Mrs. Hesselrode Dies at Steele Services for Mrs. Serena Hesselrode, Hesselrode, who died yesterday at her home in Steele. Mo., will be conducted conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Steele Methodist Church . The Rev. Marvin Ninlack, pastor, will ^officiate, assisted by the Rev. W. H. Cook. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery with German Funeral Funeral Home in charge. sirs. Hesaclrodc, who had resided n Steele for the past 39 years, was active in the Methodist Church. FARMS (Continued from Pag« 1) the former. He is raising five mill: cows lii addition to corn, cotton and soybeans. Sales of cream, eggs and fryers bring him a supple mental Income of $100 a month. He also has 20 head of hogs. Amos Thomas farm, near Tyronza. Tyronza. A Negro, Thomas also holds both ownership and production loans. In addition to his crops, he raises hogs to supplement his in- conic He has three registered Polland Polland China gilu bred to produce litters next month and one registered registered Pollaml China hog. He also has fail pasture of white clover and fcscu and a supplemental summer summer pasture of sweet sudan eross. Elba Matthews, negro of near Tyronza. Holder of n farm owncr- .sm'p loun, Matthews raises cotton and soybeans and has 12 acres of corn In the "roasting ear" stage. He has 10 pigs he is feeding out and plans to buy more. Mr. Hearnsberger sold Mr. Mooring Mooring and Brown, Thomas and Matthews Matthews were ahead of schedule In retiring their farm ownership loans. Making the inspection tour with Mr. Hearnsberger were Lcroy liiownlee, vocational agricultural teacher at Luxora; Lloyd Godley, head of the Planters Production Association of/ice at Cteceola; J. W. Farris. executive vice president of the Mississippi County Bank at Osceola; Ralph Monroe, head of the Production and Marketing Administration Administration office at Osceola; Clarence Freeman, Negro county agent at Osceola: George FHA county committeemnn; Ray D. Johnson, county FHA supervisor at Dyess; and Mr. phaplin. assistant supervisor at Dyess. She was 59. She i.s survived by her husband, Robert Hessclrcde;. three daughters. daughters. Mrs. Gladys Lawrence and Mrs. Juliette Smith, both of Steele, ind Mrs. Evelyn Sloan of Carthage, Tenn.; two sisters Mrs. Izora Vaughn of Eloy Ariz, and Mrs. Mattic Scharf o( Monroe La., two step-sons. W. K. Hesselrode of Cape Qirardenti. Mo., and R. H. Hes-sel- rcde of Bust Prairie; and four grandchildren.

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  1. The Courier News,
  2. 29 Jun 1951, Fri,
  3. Page 12

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