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BLYTHEVILLE <ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, MARCH H5, 1141 Racket Slaying Puzzles Police H«ad of Juk« Box, Pinboll Buiin<*Mt Murdtrtd by Gunmen KANSAB omr, March 25. (/ft— Ounaun In « specially-equipped «u- tomobtl* murdered * country club mincer on * downtown str«t yes- terdty and Heaped, leaving; police virlunlly no clue*. Offlcen Hid the slaying of Wolf C. Riroann, 43, Hillcrest Country Club manager and also head of a plnbtll machine nnd juke box buiinea, wai carefully planned. Two men shot Rltnann a> he stood beside hi* car and fled In an automobile driven by a Ihlrd person. Police later found the getaway ear abandoned. It via specially equipped with a hidden gun compartment and a siren. Chief of Police Henry W. Johnson said the car was free of fingerprints. Indicating professional Rimmen had cleaned It before using and had worn gloves. He said he believed the ninchlne had been kept In hiding while the killers saved It for « special Job. "We have 35 detectives on the case," Johnson said. "But we have virtually no clues. Hinmnn was Interested In many enterprises, several of which created discord." Rtaunn was a steadily growing operator In music box and plnbtvll machines and shufflcboarci equipment. M'Math Tells APEC State Will Live within Income LITTLE ROCK, March 25. (fn— Governor McMatl, has assured the Arkansas Public Expenditure Council that "the state will live within .Its Income." He met yesterday with APEC directors, who asked the conference to discuss the record of $245,000.000 of state appropriations made by the 1949 legislature. APEC Board President Richard li. Craigo of Hot Springs said the budget represented "over-appropriation with a vengeance." He asked the governor to use hla veto power on some of the appropriation measures. HAL BOYLE'S COLUMN Machines Outgrowing People; Average Man Left Far Behind Says A human can distinguish more than 17.000 colors with the naked ere In daylight. H»l Boyle NEW YORK—W)—The machine Is outgrowing people. It li leaving the average citizen farther and farther behind. He <s no longer can understand It, At least I can't. Recently I reached my ttth ilrthday—and with no sense of vlc- :ory. After 35, a man celebrates a birthday with the morbid pleasure of • small boy picking- at a scab on his knee. Just for the fun ot It I sat down and figured out some of the things [ didn't know. It was an amailnf list—amazing that a man could live so long and learn so little. The man of the future will probably grow to know more and more about less and less. Until finally he will be able to go through life by Just say- Ing "ugh." ("That's about all you say around the house now on most days. Rover boy," said my wife). Here were some of the things I couldn't—and still can't do: Drive a motor car. (You'd be surprised how many people can't). Screw in a light bulb imless than ten minutes, Fix an electric socket, or repair a gadget of any kind. Tune In a television set or operate a record-changer phonograph. Sew on a button. Play any card game except "Old Maid." I also can't play chess, dominoes or assemble a cut-out picture puzzle. Identify any bone In the body with certainty except the femur. (The only reason I know this Is that a friend of mine broke his, and told me where It was.) Recognize any flower by name except the rose, or any trees except the elm and the oak. Build anything. Including a doghouse, although I have spent some of the best yeats of my life in these structures. Tell the music of any composer except Stephen Foster. Play a musical Instrument or speak a foreign language. Tell a mushroom from a toadstool or spinach from kale. Inhale a clgaret without coughing, or give artlfical respiration to drowning person. Blow bubble gum—although I tried—or mix a drink except a highball or an asprln parfnlt. Cook anything except > hard- boiled egg. Bend over and touch the floor without buckling my knees. Talk Into • microphone without endurlm fright, or cash a personal check without a sense of unreasoning turn. Read any best-seller novel that ha* a picture of a bosomy heroine on th* Jacket. Ride a horse, milk a cow or hit a clay pigeon with a shotgun. All of these Inabilities leave me letting rather useless and helpleas. And yet I tlilnk the average .nan everywhere can compile a similar list of his own. Most men no longer could live In the forest like Daniel Boone. And they are trapped in a wilderness world of gadgets that nobody can understand but a technician. They are caught In a twilight Ignorance between the lost world of the woods and Doc Einstein's bright new age. And the changes come faster and faster. The citizen doesn't understand the atom. But he sure does feel like one—an atom circling In an unknow orbit. U. of A. Co-Ed She Was Kidnap Victim FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., March 25, IP>— Unlveralty of Arl«a..sa« author- ties and Fayettevllle police are Investigating the reported abduction of a woman student, who »«Id she apjnirently was a victim of mistaken dentlty. The university publicity department reported that Mt«s Jo Clare Thomas, 23-year-old senior from Clarendon, Ark., w ai kidnaped by two men In an automobile Wednesday night. The announcement said she was struck on the head with a bottle and released after being held prisoner for several hours. She was quoted as saying that one of her kidnapers told hts companion that "We've got the wrong person. She was walking to her sorority louse when the men, who she first thought were acquaintances, accosted her, the publicity department Snow, Wind Again Blast Midwest U.S. CHICAGO, March 25. W—Snow rain and wind storms swept over north central states today. 'The snow Ftorm moved from tile central Rockies and spread over the Dakota:, northwestern Nebraska and northern Minnesota. There were eight Inches of snow on the jround at Sidney, Nebr., and four Inches at Valentine. Nebr. Winds of 30 to 40 miles per hour accompanied the snowstorm in eastern North Dakota and northern Minnesota. Temperatures In the snow belt were around freezing. Showers and thunderstorms were reported over a wide area—the middle and lower Mississippi valleys the o)ilo River Volley and the upper Great Lakes region. Memphis Tenn.. reported a 'rainfall of 1.38 Inches. The weather continued mild In the south and middle Atlantic states and fair to cool from thi southern plains to California Maine reported the coolest tern War Bride from Holland Finds Life In America Has Its Complications said. Miss Thomas was taken to the unlverMty Infirmary. She apparently wasn't Injured seriously. Miss Thomas was active In sponsoring the appearance here last year of Oov. J. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina, presidential nominee of the States Rights Dem- ocrnl.1. FORT SMITH, Ark., March 35.—' WV-A pretty war bride from Holland li a bit embarrassed by the •peed with which she Is becoming "Americanized." Mrs. William H. Cassldy says she's happy to be In the United Statei. But a complication has developed —her Dutch li getting "rusty" and she finds It Increasingly difficult to write her parents In her native tongue. It \worrles her because letters to her mother In Germany and her father In the Dutch East Indies aren't a* frequent as she feels they should be. Mrs. Cassldy—the former Froukje Kooyman of Arnhelm, The Netherlands—wishes she could find somebody to converse with her In Dutch so she could keep on better speaking, or writing, terms with her native toneuc. Difficult to Write Farenti Then she's sure It wouldnt be so difficult to compose letters to her parents. I Possibly, she may find » Dutch llnqulst In these parts because Hollanders were prominent In helping develop Arkansas south of here and several communities bear Dutch names. There's DeQueen, Dierks and Vandervoort, to cite a few. Mrs. Casstdy's husband, an army sergeant, halls from Nashville, Ark., near DeQueen. The cassldvs met In Karlsruhe. Germany, where Mrs, Cnssidy worked In a U. S, Army PX (Post „ Exchange). After their marriage. /a. SMITH, Ark.. March 25. | they snent some time In Germanv Mi-Trlal of two young men on • nnd lt wa;i tllerc that Ihetr younp? clmrge:; of first degree murder end-• son . N( . n , was bonl . Thcv came to cd here with fines for assault and I this country last October. Murder Trial Defendants Are Fined for Assault hattery. A circuit court jurj found Robert Odom an Edward E. Plemons guilty of the misdemeanor charges late yesterday. The Jury fixed punishment at a fine of $200 each The two ment to trial Wednesday for the death Feb. 24 ot will Kendrlck, Negro. The state charged Kcndrlck wos beaten Feb. 5 by Odom nnd Flemons. both then recruits at nearby Camp Chaffee. Flemons since has been discharged from the Army. He Is from Vnncc. Miss. Odom Is from Stnrk- ville. Miss. In another case. Willie JncRson. Negro, was sentenced to three years imprisonment. He was accused of entering a bedroom and getting Into bed with two young white sisters. peratures. in the low 20's. The mercury climbed (o 91 at Tampa, Pla.. yesterday, the nation's top mark. _ Studies America i History Sergeant Cassldy now is stationed at nearby Camo Chaffee. headquarters for the Fifth Armored Division Mrs. Cassldy has acquired an American nickrmni* of "Sklppy" and studies American History in her spare time. They live in a trailer—Mrs Gas- sidy became fascinated by these mobile efficiency homes and she persuaded her husband to buy one. j She may have slloped a bit on speaking and wrltine her native language, but Proukje Cassldy hasn't lost her native touch when It comes to housekeeping. The trailer Is neat as a pin. It Is against the law to «moke or strike a match In any downtown store In Springfield, O. "An 4dor." according to HannaS," ii a guy ~r>o trioi to be everyone but himself!" A bad actor Is a radio which consistently picks up every noise in the heavens except those which you try to tune in. We know how to make the most villainous of radios perform like angels on the wave lengths. t'XPERTKAD/0 SAtfS £ SeKVKE FOR fKf £ ESTIMATES ^frmrr LYTHEVIUE SALES Co. P 138 E. MAIN ST. BIITHEVIUE.ARK. Sponsored by Mississippi County Dryi Call 510 or »ee me CUT Dru| Agency. T0 MY FRIENDS AND CUSTOMERS | ncram Buildini Ground Floor, re» Store, 32 steps oft Main at United Insurant* FRANK D. 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