The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 23, 1949 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 23, 1949
Page 11
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>TKUNR!51)AT, MARCH 23, leath of Man's ith Wife Probed Farmer's Wife Dies Of Burns Received In Blaze in Home FARMINGTON. Mo, March 23. jTi—William C. Maluirin. 53. B man several wives, was held in the I St. Francois County Jail today I while authorities looked further Into I the death of a woman he .says wns | wife No. 5 Before their marriage last fall she I was Mrs Charlotte, Thelma Fi-sfc of 1 St. Louis. She was 46. Last Wednes- Iday. they moved lo an 80-acre farm llhey had Just purchased, near here I The next morning neighbors hearc I Mahurln shoutuig, and they found I his wife's body In the yard. The [rout of her clothing had | burned, and she had suffered burns the stomach and legs. She was I dead on arrival at a Bonne Terre I Mospltal. Sheriff Dewey Smalleu said Ma> I hiuiu told him a kitchen stove ex 1 plodcd mid set his wife's dress on fire. He said he wrapped her in a I blanket and carried her to th 1 yard. Mihurin said he wax at the bar I milking when he heard his wlf [ scream. At an Inquest Friday, at Desloge i Mahurln testified he had no crlm Inal record other than "a couple o misdemeanors'." Prosecuting Attor | ney B. C. Tomliiuon, noting a 1935 i on sentence of two years on Ma- "fiurln's record, promptly charged [ him with perjury and held the inquest open. Stomach Contents Studied In the meantime the contents of Mr». Mahurin's stomach are being studied In two laboratories. Sgt, A. O. White of the Missouri Highway Patrol said his Investigation showed Mahurln was married eight times, but Mahurln stuck to five is the right number. The sheriff quoted friends of Mrs. Mahurln as saying the couple met through "lonely hearts" correspondence, but Mahurin denied that, •aytng he had known her several years. Sheriff Smallen said the neat white farm house six miles north of Farmington showed no evidence of fire. A curtain within a foot of the stove was Unscorched and paint on the stove, a new one, showed no effect of fire, he said. Mahurln was reluctant to talk to authorities but talked freely with a. reporter. A at. Louis Post-Dispatch Nporter interviewed \ him in jail, ^found him "courteous and ple«i- ")int" and quoted him us follows: "I was busy milking in the bam and my wife was preparing breakfast on the kerosene stove, whiclT we were using temporarily.^ I heard - her cry out, but thought 'she wax calling m« to breakfast. Then I heard her scream. • I dropped the mllit pail and ran to the house. Smothered Blaze "My wife was running around the kitchen table with her dress on fire. I grabbed a rug and tried to catch her. She wa* screaming and beat- Ing at the flamM. She ran outside *nd I picked up a quilt and caught her In the yard, I threw her to the ground and smothered the fire with th» quilt. Her eyes were closed and §he didn't move. "Then I threw the stove Into the yard, is far as I could throw It, and yelled until the neighbors heard me and came running sup. I took her to the hospital, and the doctor •aid she wa* dead." Mahurin declined to discuss In detail the death of his second wife, the former Katherine Boilet ol Dent County. She died in 1940 In St. FrancoU County. Suspicious relatives had the body exhumed three weeks after death, which had been attributed to heart disease on the death certificate. The prosecutor said the autopsy did not reveal anything on which charges could be BLYTHEV1LLE tARK.l COITCIER NEWS Tiny Skater Condemnation Carry Nation •lome Is Avoided KANSAS CITY. Kn.. March 23. i—The old Cany Nation home here .'as saved from condemnation yes- erday. The 49-ycur-old home made into haven for dependents of drunkards by the dry crusader around he turn of the century had been narked as a fire hazard. But city commissioners, listening o Ihe plea of 19 elderly women vho lived there, agreed not to condemn th.e two-story house if none of the occupnnls was quartered on the second floor, Carry Nation bougnt the house 1903 as a hnven for wives, mothers and children of drunkards After a few years' the Carry Nation haven failed nnd the house became vacant. In 1918, the Women's Christian Temperance Union acquired the building and operated it as a char- PAGE ELETOM Edward Arnold's Wife Granted a Divorce LOS ANOEIES, March 33. iJTi— Irs. Olive Arnold, M, has obtained a divorce from actor Edward Ar- 10Id, jg, charging desertion and cruelty. The former voice teacher was •allied mi Interlocutory decree Mondny after the court approved financial settlement. Under II, Mrs. Arnold Is to receive ihclr nonie. $10,(«0 and per month. Mrs. Arnold did not mention in the action the charge made in her original sc|>nralc maintenance suit that Arnold bonsled of "amorous pursuits" with olUcv women. liable home for elderly women until lust year. Then It wns bought l>y K couple who turned it Into a rest home for elderly women. Woman Sends Blank Check with Income Tax Form to Avoid Penalty LO3 ANGELES, March 53. (AP) —Nurse Mmle J. George li«« her own Ideas about filing income tux returns-she just sent tlong * signed blank check wllh (h« tax form. Also enclosed was a note rending: "I flaw* I do not owe adttl- llonal tux. However, In order to avoid a penalty. I'm enclosing a blank check, Please advise," Hurry C. Wcslover. colleHor of Internal revenue, dirt advise, he disclosed Mondny, He notified Miss Ocorge Dint of $292 she |mld In taxes lust year, $201.66 would be refunded. Yes, she sot the check b.ick loo —sllll blank. Head Courier News Want Ads 14-Year-Old Murder Suspect Trie* Suicide CH10AOO, March M <A>) — Howard L»ng, 14, being tried a second lime on a charge of murdering t chum, u led to hang himself In the county J»ll euly ye»l«rday. "I'm tired of UK way my trial Is going," he told Jallen. Another prisoner found the boy at 3 a.m , huddled under his blan- keU, with his belt looped twice nround his neck. Frank G Swain, Jail warden. s»W (he Ind suffered no 111 effects. His bell .shoelaces and unilerclolhlnj were Uken from him. The youngster was convicted la«t year of murdering lonnle Pellicle, seven year old playmate. The Illinois Supreme Court reversed the conviction and ordered a new trial in criminal court. Kentucky straight Bourbon . 5 years old... tlMWHt IOUMON WHIIKIV M MOM.ANCICNt ME DIITILltM e8,,r*MH(W«T, M Sanlhia Bowes, born just 1' months ago. celebrates her birth day by going roller skatlnu nt Dir mliighani, Ala. The wee tot. daugli ter of Mr and Mrs. A. M. Bowes, has been roller skating for more than a week. And she does it gracefully, too. (AP Wircphoto) Massachusetts Mayor Wants Old Law Changed BOSTON March 23. (IP}— Dancing at a Sabbath wedding Is permitted by Massachusetts law, but banned at an anniversary if It falls on Simriay, and Mayor Joseph B. Harrington of Salem wants to liberalize the statute." "Anyone who's been married 25 years or more should be encouraged to dance," the mayor, told the legislature yesterday, "even though probably few feel like it." Tomatoes Tajied Up O. M.elnoiniir shrdh; emfu f mfyyp MEMPHIS. Tenn. (U.P.I—Mrs. G. M. Lahne has a neighbor who uses a patch to protect half-ripe tomatoes in her garden from decay. She seals the broken skins with scotch tape until the tomatoes In her garden are ripe. brought. In 1946, Mahucm was charged with setting fire to a St. bouis County church building in which his estranged fourth wife lived, but that charge was dropped. 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