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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

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' WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PACE NfNS Jury Deliberates On Dickins Case ROM Shears Slaying Trial of Mississippi Woman Hears End OREENVIUJ 1 :. Miss., June 29 (AP)—A Jury began deliberations this morning In the case of John Dickins, charged with he murder oJ her mother, Mrs. Idella Long Thompson, at Ltland. Mis«., last Nov. 17. The jury will have to decide whether they believe the 43-year- old defendant's statement that a Negro intruder slew her mother with a pair of row sheart or whether the state's circumstantial evidence Indicates that Mrs, Dick- Ins is guilty beyond reasonable doubt. In closing arguments yesterday, District Attorney Stanny Sanders shouted "the reason Mr.s .Dickins Is on trial here is (hat her mother was brutally murdered and she was the only one there." Defense Attorney Ben WUkes ar- Kued that a maniac committed the crime. Sanders asked the jury it they believed a Negvo waited into Mrs. Thompson's house at 4 o'clock in the afternoon of a bright sunny day in that exclusive neighborhood and with only a pair of garden shears as a possible weapon? Wouldn't he at least have had a knife?" Shtars Wajhed "Somebody washed those shears." he continued. "A wet and bloody handkerchief was found In the bathtub by the body." Here, Sanders grabbed a brown, fancy-bordered handkerchief and waved it in front of the jury. "That handkerchief was used to j^ipt those jhean," he declared. Does i NetiTO man carry this kind of handkerchief with him?" Wllkes asserted that the most Important point in this case la whether Mrs. Thompson was dead an hour or not when Mrs. Dickins found her. He Mid Dr. K. t,. Wilte. a rela- tir« of Mn. Dlckuu. phoned after her mother'* death, was only interested in learning If Mrs. Thompson WM dead when he arrived. (The doctor testified Mrs. Thompson had been dead about an hour when he arrived. The slate contends that this elapsed time before Mrs. Dickin* phoned Dr. Witte contradicts her written statement. 0ne said in her statement she found her mother "gurgling and *T«athing."> HELD IN SLAYING—Edward James (Buddy) Beckwilh (sealed) 27, siU In county jail in Grundy Center, la., guarded by Sherlt] J. A Meyer (left) and State Agent May Studer after his capture In • con field near Morrison, la., his home town. Beckwilh is held in connection with the slaying of Mrs. irma Jean Stahlhut, 22, whose hatted boci: WM found in tiie cooler of a tavern she and her husband operated a Morrison. (AP Wlrtpholo) Arkansas Baptist CIO Plans Drive Convention Okays For Organization $755,000 Budget LITTLE ROCK, June 29. (AP> — The executive board of the Arkansas ' State Baptist Convention has adopted a record operating budget Of 1756.000. The board, meeting here yesterday. »!«, adopted a *220,000 budget few capital outlays, to which funds will be applied after the operating total haji been met. Subject to ratification by the f «ed Arkamas Baptist Hospilal to borrow $500,000 for construction of an office building adjoining the hospital here. The board adopted a resolution approving a House bill to provide federal aid to public schools but opposing & Senate version which would extend the proposed aid to parochial schools also. Crewmen Hurt Vhen Five Cars .eave the Rails ATLANTA, June 2». (API— Three assenger coaches and two other ars of th« aKiisas Clty-Plorda pecial Southern Railroad train flailed near Eastman. Ga.. today, 'hree Crewmen were Injured. The chief dispatcher's office iiere aid reports Indicated none of the en^ers apparently »'aj hurt erlonsly. Tho 10-car train, enroute from Kansas City to Jacksonville, derail- d at Godwinsville, near Ka.stman 3:15 a.m. Eastman Is about 60 e* south of Macon in South Georgia. A mai' car and an express C;\r dl the tracks, in addition to the hree passenger cars. Southern headquarters said the derailment may have been caused by a broken rail. Othpr traffic was being routed around the scene. Dr. James U Thompson of Ragman said three of five mail clerks were treated »t Coleman Hospita [or bruises. Defendant- Wins Alienations Case In Circuit Court UNDER COVER NOTE—This Parisian bather's umbrrlln lins more material than her matching two-piece swim suit. A scrap of bright fabric here and thcie is enough for a suit, but without \hat umbvella she says she "j\isl wouldn't leel dressed." {Photo by NEA-Acnie slatl correspondent Rene Henry.) Parking Meters Okayed CAMUEN. Ark., June 2fl. <AP» - Cauitipti voters approved nark ing meters but rejected -A pvoix.wi.eU. j $415.000 bond Issue for xewcr Im- pfo'.'emenLs at a -special election here ye.slerday. Winc-innklnK Is one of I lie most important industries In Hpabi. MELODY BOYS THE HOME STATE NORMAL SCHOOL OF MUSIC Closing With a Big "Jubilee Singing" Fundt /or Landscaping Negro School Sought A special vacation drive to raise funds to beautify the building and grounds of the new Harrison High School, which. i« nearing completion, will be held during the summer months, It TV a* announced today by Susie Gumming, president of the Parent. Teachers Association f the vhool. Approximately $300 will be needed to purchase enough shruberies and plants, phis the cost to landscape the campus. Dedication service will be held at the tipening of school in September. Livestock sUgs NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. 111., June 29. OP) —(USDA)—Hogs 8000; market steady to 25 higher; bulk good and choice 180-230 Ibs 2I.2S21.50: top 21.50; 240-270 Ibs 20.50- 21.2S; 270-300 Ibs 20.00-50; few to 20.15; 140-170 Ibs 19.75-21.00; 100130 Ib pigs 11.75-19.50; good sows 400 Ibs down 16.00-17.50: few 17.15; heavier weights 13.00-15.75; mostly 11.00-13.50. Cattle 2000; calves 1100: heifers and mixed butcher yearlings along with cows opening fully stea'dy; bulls and vealers unchanged; medium j and good heifers and mixed year- ings 22.00-25.00: » few good 26.00 nd above; common around 16.509.00; common and medium cows 5.50-17.50; ft tew good cows 18.00R.50: runners and cutters 11.005.00. Of Dixie Labor NASHVILLE, Term., June M. UP —Branding unorganized, Souther industry a "loaded pistol" aimed i Northern unions, A high CIO ottl cial has called (or a crusade t bring down-South labor into th fold. . | The CIO's assistant wcretary- treasurer, George L. P. We»v«r,' speaking at the Institute on Race Relations here at Fisk University last night, said the. Southern drive "is the most important crusade we have undertaken since the early union days." One of the most pressing problems which must be whipped be: ore the union can count Southern ndustry won. Weaver said, is racial discrimination. He suggested that if Congress does not see fit to carry out the Democratic policies adopted at the national convention, then the ax must fall on some political heads. The best way to enforce action on party politics. Weaver said. "Is by certain senators and representatives becoming ex-senators and ex-representatives." HAS LAUGH ON CON MAN Mrs. JJe.seda Corrigan, 39-year-olil Chicago widow, who claims she was bilked of more than $8,000 by Slg- muiid Z. Engel, .internationally- known confidence man, has a laugh as she holds up $400 which was returned to her by Engel after his arrest in Chjcago. Police said Engel in oral statements had admitted taking 55,000 from Mrs. Coirigan. i AP Photo) Read Courier News Want Ads, A directed verdict Lor [he defendant was returned in Circuit Coin- here yesterday In the 530,000 sui In which Leo P. Stephens charge: S. Taylor Freeman with havin alienated the affections at the plaintiff's wife. The court granted a defense motion at the conclusion of the presentation of testimony before the jury in the case and directed the return of a verdict for the defendant, The Stephens were married in 1938 and records from the chancery court where she several times had sued for a divorce were brought into the trial of the alienations case in circuit court. Judge Charles W. Light Is presiding over the session of the civil division of the Circuit Court for the Chickasawba District and the adjourned lemn now is in Ha third week. Other cases disposed of this week Include: F. L. Lewis Vfl. Addie Houehins; non-suit on motion of plaintiff, without prejudice. Arthur Freeman Jernigan. etc.; order removing disabilities of a minor. J. W. Teaford v*. A. L. Houston; verdict for $100 to defendant on cross complaint, Lester Wllferd et »1. vs. Tom Taylor K «!.; Judgement for $100 to plain tiffs. Fulbright, McClellan Back Strike Injunctions WASHINGTON, June 29. <AP> — Senators Fulbright and McClellan of Arkansas sided yesterday with the Senator majority which voted for Senator Tali's move for both injunctions and plant seizure to delay national emergency strikes. Adoption of the plan wa.s considered a setback for President Truman. The Arkansas Senators also voted with anti-administration forces on three other roll calls in connection with the pending labor bill. Me Math Signs Order Delaying Execution LITTLE ROCK. June 29. MV- Governor McMath has signed an order delaying for one week the scheduled electrocution of Harvie Rorie. Previously scheduled for Friday, the execution was postponed until Friday. July «. The electric chair at Tucker Farm Is being moved and will not be ready for ur by Friday. Rorie was convicted of first degree murder in Jefferson County. His estranged wife and her two children died when he beat her with a hammer and set fire to their home. "Sicilian Vespers" is the name piven to a great massacre of the French in Sicily in 12R2, .so-called because it started on Easter Sunday at the vesper hour. f fo Dr/re tf ft &e//ere //-/ MAKE A DATE WITH THE LOWiSJ-PRICID "ROCKET" tHGIHE CAK! r'or the "drive of a lifetime"—for a ride you'H always r«mem!,er—lake the wheel of • n "88!" li's ihe newest car will, thai Futuramic power plant, thf OMsmoMe "Rocket," You've heard about lh< Rocket's 135 boraepowCT uxl high-eompreMion gas economy—hut you've #x to try it to btlieiv it! Your (Mdamobik dealer limit* JOB to do just that—to lake a demonstration drive in the Fnturamic "88." Phone today! OLDSMOBILE A GENERAL MOTORS VALU! fHOHl rOUt N f A | I S r OlDJMOIUf tUtllt LEE MOTOR SALES, Inc. troiiMr what you wanl in our store. carry everythini; fine In the • llance line, M don't detajr , tit t«mp«r«menr,'* i*ys Hannah," M Kiat ii'i seldom recognlicd until **'t too olJ t FOR fjfff fsr/At/tres fXff/tr KAD/O SAlfS AMD SfW/Cf / BLYTHEVILIE SALES CO. o(( l?8 E.MAIM ST. BIYTHEVI1LP acif^. and Concert FRIDAY, JULY 1st AH N('g/jt Singing and Concert at AMERICAN LEGION ARENA Come .see ,iii(l licnr the milire group of school in choral Hinging, directed by Prof. Otis Gu liege of Dallas, Texas. Also Orgil Ma.iou, teacher in the ncliool. You nlso nitist se« Jack Ta|>|>, the wi/arrt o( the k«y board in recital plus Uie All American Quartet tt Carbontlale, 111., the Melody Men of Kennelt, Mo., anH many other quartets will be present to sing in concert. Adm.75C&$1taxinc. You Can't Afford to Miss It — Tell Your Fri«iU< It's our family's whiskey, neighbor—and neighbor, it's your price! Here's us trying on our fancy togs for the Centre Street parade this coming Monday. Her* wilti ui WilLeni you're, looking .t WMlry Smith — him lh»l lieadi up the brm» hand. And getting filled into 1m Daniel Boon* rludi there, he r « A party everybody calli "C*p," Our dog Jeiiie »cti lil<* »!>• ill ink i WliUey'i hat i* an animal or *oni«lhing! ., _ ...... Harry E. Wlllcen I/,/ **? &*%*%< £ & M~<ir* For big doings July 4th, our tasty recipe goes over with a bang! 309 East Main Phon« 2054 .It'i the exact >arne whitkejr • • u> d!»liiler» celebrate with. Yet »ir—the exact **.me! It's more than likely you'll be having a goodly number of your neighbors slopping by your house for a bit of celebrating this coming week end. And you'll be wanting something pretty special to serve up to them I guess. Well I just want to ask you something. Is there any w»y you could treat them more hand- »om« th«n to pour out for one »nd all the *elfMme whiskey »» is enjoyed by us old-time distillem ourselves. Us Wilkens were born and bred a family of distillers so to speak. Grandpa Wilken \va« turning out whiskey away back in '86. Pa Wilken — he took up distilling in the spring of '97, And ever since we was in long pants I guess, Pa schooled us in all the little ins and outs of making extra tasty whiskey. Folks that knew for certain* there couldn't be such an elegant whiskey at »uch a reasonable price, hftve sure changed Ihtir mind since they sampled Our Family'* Recipe. Just you tiy ill M P»00f. 70* CHAIN NEUIBAl. SPIRITS. THf WIUEN FAMIU CO.. L**i[NC[5'JSG. INP.

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