The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 13, 1951 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 13, 1951
Page 12
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PAO* TWELYH BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWg CAF RAMO CLASS—Civil Air Patrol cadcU shown above receiving radio Instruction from 1st. Lt, Fred Boyelt are (left to right) Pvt. Mike Wells, We. Sherrocl scgravcs, Lt. Boyett. Cpl. Jlmmlc James, Pvt. Gene Mooney, Cpl. Harold Lewis, Pvt, Dan Tucker, Sgt. William dill, 1st. Sgl. Ben Dean Hatcher and Cpl. Lavon Posey. The Blythevllle CAP Squadron met last night for classes In radio and close order drill. Maj. W. R. Crawford, squadron commander, and Capt. Percy Wright spoke to the cadets on plans for Held and air operations In the near future. In the past, operations have been slowed due to a shortage of equipment, but the squadron now has eight short wave radio stations in operation. Seven arc in Mississippi County and one Is in Steele, Mo. More are expected to be set up In the next two or three months. TRIAL (Continued from Page 1) expecting B $4,000 bonus the first of this year and he was going to pay for tickets held out," Mrs. McCormick testified. "When did you know something was wrong out there?" Mr. Cooper asked. "Read" of Charge "After I got- out. of jail and read it In'the newspapers," was the reply. "Now Mrs. 'McCormick, just what happened to the Meyers Bakery money?" Mr. Cooper asked the defendant. "Mr. Olsen got It. He would Ret the Meyers Bakery check and take it to the cash box and cash the check," the defendant said. "He would tell me to list the Meyers Bakery check as cash. To do that," Mrs, McCormick continued, "I had to list the check on the deposit slip, lik« Mr. Hill told me to, but as cash in the reports." "Sometimes Mr. Olscn would get cash from the box and then give me the Meyers Bakery check and tell me to cash it at the bank and replace the cash In the box," she said. "Did you ever get any of the money?" . "Never." "Doti you know what Olsen did with the money?" "Why, no sir," Telia of finding Tickets "I asked Mr. Olsen to leave the tickets on the book and pay back as tie could," Mr. McCormick c n- tlnued. "He had the authority to write any amount of check. He told me to do it his way, he had too much on the books anyway," the defendant testified. Mr. Cooper said, "They .talk about some of the tickets being gone. Where did you find some, of them?" • "Well, you'd be surprised," Mrs. McCormick replied. "Here is one In a customer's file that did not. but should have, come to me." (The ticket was dated March 15. 1351, about two weeks after Mrs. McCor- mlck's arrest.) "Does the company often make overcharges?" Mr. Cooper asked. "Where we can get away with it," was the reply. Mr. Part-low objected because the evidence and testimony was immaterial to the case. "The witness is trying to make speeches from the stand and distort the facts/' he said, Sales Hcport Submitted Mr, Cooper objected to Mr. P.irt- low "saying in front of the jury that this lltlc girl—charged with a penitentiary of/ease— Is distorting facts." The evidence was admitted as going solely to establish the credibility of the witness. Earlier this morning, Mr. Hill was questioned again and produced as state's evidence the original copies of the daily sales report and testified that they were signed by Mrs. McCormick. Mrs, Calvin Herrington was put on the .stand early this morning by the defense attorney in an effort to answer testimony Mr. Herri tig- ton had given in cross-examination by the prosecution yesterday. Slate Tlcsts Case Tbe sttite rested its case tit 2:18 p.m. yesterday after presenting testimony for three days. Defense witnesses were presented immediately and Mr.' Purilow, in order to discredit the witnesses' testimony, pursued a line of cross-examination, that kept the packed courtroom hushed and wailing for (he answers, The jury was instructed by Judge Light to listen to the testimony only tc determine the credibility of the witness and not to consider it as evidence in the embezzlement trial unless it actually concerned the firm or the money. Just before resting his case, the prosecuting attorney presented as a witness Billy Tomliiisoii, bookkeeper of the First National Bank, who testified that Mrs. McCormick and her husband had deposited more that $7,000 during the U months in which she is accused of embezzlement. Earlier, the state had presented evidence t-o show that the combined salaries of the defendant and her husband during 1050 «Jid 1951 was only $4,000 and that many cash purchases had been marie wtth no cash drawn from the bank. Saw Money Given The first witness called by the defense was Mrs. Wanda warren. who said she luis known Mrs. Mc- 'Cormick for about 15 years. She testified that she had been at the | Hlythcvllle Propane Company on "more than one occasion 1 ' during • the lunch hour and seen Mrs. Mc-J Comnick give Mr. Olsen H bank Sour Mash bourbon costs more to make than any other bourbon in the world. Yet Old Fitzgerald, Kentucky's first Sour Mash Bourbon, costs no more to enjoy. OLD fITZGERALD Genuine SOUR MASH Bourbon OLD FASHIONED niatrlbutc.1 by MOON msmilllUTING CO., Mltlc Rock, Arkansas ll!ll.l.Wlll« OittillKy, t,f. l.ui Partlow asked. "Yes." "DW you go to Memphis with Mrs. McCormick," Mr. Partlow questioned Mis. Warren. "I did. \Vc ivere .shopping." wns the answer. "How much did Mrs. McCormick spend?" was tlie next question. Mrs. Warren replied, "less than $50." Beauty Operator Testifies "Are you sure?" "Yes." "Were you with her all the time?" he then asked. "No." Mrs. Mildred Vincent, beauty shop operator, was the next defense witness to tflkc the stand. She said she wns a customer of the propane company and thai she had usually gone out there during 'the noon hour to pay her bills. She has known Mrs. McCormick all of the girl's life, she testified. "Sometimes Mrs. McCormick came in while I was there and gave Mr. Olscn the bank book and money," she said. "1 was out there four times and saw her give him money twice." she continued. Under cross-examination, she said Mrs. McCormick was a customer of hers and spent "$5 to SO, maybe 58 Mr«. Vincent's houss to Install equipment mid she had asked him how much Mrs. McCormick made. Mr. Lawrence testified he told Mrs. Vincent he. didn't luiow and that Mrs. Vincent said Mrs. McCor- mlek had told her she made »360 a month. Mrs. Vincent was called back to the stand and denied having the conversation and Mr. Lawrence was called back and repeated his testl- nony. t Tell of 6lhws' Access to Money The presented other witnesses who testified that more than one person had access to the cash box and the gas tickets and'some testified that even the drivers wrote their own receipts and made change from the cash box. They were Walter MeAllsler, Herman Chltman, Calvin Harrington, and spent some time Mr. Lawrence. Mr. Partlow cross examining Mr. Herrington and the Judge repeated his statement that the testimony was solely for the purpose of determining the credibility of the witness and not to be considered as evidence in the embezzlement trial. Mr. Herrfngtoji said. In answer to questioning, that Mrs. McCormick had made a delivery to Manila with him and that she had prepared the ticket, making the notation "gauge don't work." This was after her arrest, he said. When nfk«I if Mr. Olsen had ever told him to do anything wrong, Mr. Herrington testified that once, i" 1947, the manager told two truck drivers to make up a shortage of gas by delivering 800 gallons and making the tickets read 1.000 gallons. "You have an interest In this case?" Mr. Partlow then asked. Following a lone pause, Mr. Herrington replied "Yes, sir." "Now," Mr. Partlow asked, "about this cash box at the propane company. So everyone out there just ran in, got a handful of money from the box when they wanted to?" "Well, no, sir," Mr. Herrington said. Questioning of Mr. Kem'ngton by Mr. Partlow ended at this point. Neqro Deaths "Dirt In the beauty shop. Mrs. McCormick ever you how much she made?" Mr. Partlow asked. "Didn't ask her," wa s (he reply. "Did you ever have it conversation about her salary and say that she had told you she made 5350 a month?" "No sir." Later, another defense witness, Paul Lawrence, said Dock NetterYille Rites To Be Conducted Sunday Services for Dock Netterville. 59 who was killed In a train-car crash at Luxora Monday, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Wilson Chapel Baptist Church in Wilson by Rev. J. p. Morgan of St. Louis Burial will be in the Evadale Cemetery. Netterville was killed when the car he was driving was struck by a Frisco freight train on a grade crossing on State Highway 120 near Luxora. Netterville was a landowner nf the Round Lake community near Luxora. He was born in Woodfield, Miss., and came to Mississippi County In Ifllfi as nn employee of the Lee Wilson Company at Wilson. He is survived by his wife. Ida . Netterville. five daughters and three V FRIDAY, APRIL 13, UTILITY (Continued from Pag« 1) ell Is expected to take some decisive action at g special session Tuesday night after hearing financing proposals of at least two bond company representatives. Both the proposals to he outlined by two Little Rock bond firm representatives—Lewis W. cherry of J«ew)s W. Cherry Co. and Jack Stephens of W. n. Stephens Investment Co.—Involve purchase of the water company. Both men told the Council Tuesday night that they would be Interested In handling sewer bonds only if they were of the revenue type secured by Income from the water company, Mr. Johnston's letter to Mayor Henderson follows: Mr. Doyle Henderson Mayor Blythevillo, Ark, Dear Mr. Henderson: Since receiving your letter regard- Ing the sale of the Blytlievillc Water Company, i have given the matter considerable thought. I purchased this company at the height of the depression In the early 30's. A part of the consideration of my getting the properly was to clean up some ten other small properties the receiver iris in Arkansas as they could not sell one property without getting rid of all at the same time. I Bua'rantccd the disposal of these properties. Since then, we have rebuilt the property and extended our lines throughout the new additions to the City of Blythevllle. We have just completed our new filters and pumping plant. It seemed like throughout this period ;v e worked under many unusual situations, clue to strikes or the war's interfering with the normal development. I was going to work my boy Into management of the plant, but he is a second lieutenant In the air corps. Having at, last completed all this construction—and I have gotten quite a kick out of developing the plant—I do not want to sell it. With kindest personal regards, Sincerely yours, (signed) Robert K. Johnston Obituaries Joseph Neol Dies In West Virginia Joseph Roy Neal of Hinton, W. Va., a former Blytheville druggist, died last night in a Hinton hospital; it was learned here today. Mr. Weal Jived in Blytheville with ills parents in early part of the century. He and Ills father formerly operated the City Drug Store here. At the time of his death. Mr. Neal was connected with the McCrary Hotel In Hinton. Funeral services are Incomplete bul his body is being shipped to Blytheville for burial. Services liave been temporarily scheduled for Sunday afternoon at Holt Funeral Home chapel. RED CROSS (Continued Irom Page 1) days: Office $13; George Hubbard team, »40; Bob Lee Smith learn, tf5; O. E' Knudsen team, $3750; John Lane team, $29; Harry A. Haines team, »26; Will iVfcss team, $59; Oteria O'Rear team, $24; Johnny Marr team, $102.50; Melvln Halsell, team $75; James Terry team, $34.50; Chester Caldwell team, {5; . Riley Jones team, $02.50; P. D. foster team, $42; John Caudill team, $15; John Foster team, 98 cents; Glenn Ladd team, $22; Slegbcrt Jledel and B. J. Cure team, $34; Barney Cockrell team, $5; A. A. Tipton Manila team. $37; Arthur Hill and L. 1,. Thompson team of Brown's Spur, $8 and the Rev. E. H. Hall and II. B. Crawford team of Dell, $5fi9. Mr. Still stated thai the cam- Osceolon Fined $100 On Driving Charge Eacnle James Wood of Osceola «u fined $100 and costs and sentence to one day In Jail In Municipal Court this morning on a charge O l driving while under the influwic, ol liquor. paign would b« continued until such lime that the chapter fell everyone residing within the chapter's jurisdiction had been contact-' ed for a contribution or ui4k i n « quota Is met. ' ™ SPEEDOMETER REPAIR SERVICE lie sure your speedometer works right. We give one-day service for any kind of car or truck. Drive in T. I. SEAY Motor Co. 121 Eos* Main Phone 21 22 Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, III. April 13. I/P>— .OSDA)— Hogs 10.500; weights 130 Ibs up unevenly 15 (o 35 lower than Thursday's average: lighter weights and sows 25 to 50 lower; bulk good .and choice 1802-10 Ibs 21.25-40, top 21.50 for sev- , era! loads; 240-300 Ibs 20.75-21.35: ! 150-170 Ibs 19.75-21.00; 120-140 ibs 1S.75-J3.CO; 110-110 Ibs H.75-16.CO: sows 400 Ibs down 10.00-20.00;: heavier sows 17.15-18.75- stags 1400- j 10.50; boars 12.00-15.00. ! Cattle 400, calves 400; generalh steady in cleanup trade except veal- ers 1.00 lower; one small lot high good and choice yearling steers. 35.50; odd lots commercial and good i steers and heifers 32.00-34.50; utilitv and commercial cows largely 26.50- ] cutters 20.00- | book and money. During cross-examination, shr- sairt she didn't know how much money \vns turned over and didn't know ' liow many times it was done. i "You traveled some af night with } Mrs. McCormick, didn't you?" 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