The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 6, 1949 · Page 7
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PAGE SKVEN BLYTHEVTU.E (ARK.l COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JULY B, 1949 Install Officers President C. M. Smart Names Committees For New Club Year C. M, Smart, ye.slerday, assumed his duties as head of the Blythc- ville Lions Club, and other officers elected in May were also In- **ai)ed at the Club's luncheon *™etmR at the Hotel Noble. Mr. Smart, succeeding R. A. Nelson as president, was installed by Max B. Reid, who was appointed Install ing office)' by Ihe retiring president. Taking office along with the new president were Dr. J, E. Bea.sley and E. M. Regenold as first and .second vice presidents, respect ively Mr. Smart served as second vice- president last year find Dr. Benstey .succeeds himself as first vice- president. Worth D. Holder was i natal ted to -servo his third term as secretary- treusurer of the club; Fred Flee- nian to succeed E, M. Terry Linn Tamer; Frank Nelson and Joe Trieschman us directors: and Chester Caldwcll. W. J. Pollard and W. P. Pryor as trustees The three trustees all were reflected after serving last year, and the directors will serve (wo yeai terms. The other directors will in- Ex-Convict Admits Dual Slaying After Surrender to Newsmen Obituaries By John B. Curtis EUREKA. Calif.. July 6. (fl't— A husky, 34-year-old Merchant Mariner and ex-convict .surrendered last night and In a sisned statement admitted the Fourth of July bludncon slayinns 6( two men in t cabin overlooking the Valley of the Moon. The man. Henry Brim Guld-4——— brandsen. s;ave hiimelt up to Ed i ... Neumeier. a cub reporter and n - l>ape1 '' snid lle ha<l * Rood " e * s mer Hodekinson, editor of the Hum- su "' y * nd askecl thiit » reporter be j oolt Times. In a long, wandering statement. I r ° r "Johnny-" tie for the most part corroborated the hysterical tale told by Mrs. Eva Paget. 27-yera-old mother of two. Her story of rape and minder sel off one of Ihe most intensive manhunts in recent Northern California history. sent to a designated bar and ask (jives Newsmen Statement NeumcicT »• a s assigned. When GllldbralKlseti told him, over a beer. Hint "I'm Uie guy they're looking for in Sonoma." Neumeier at litst refused to believe it. But Cilldl- brnnscn produced identification, Mexican Child Dies Graveside rites for ftoscurto Peres. Uiree-inonth-old sou of Mr. And Mrs. Calarcno Feres, will be conducted tomorrow at 9 a.m. <u the UoRWoud Rid^e Ceiuelciy. The baby died at the home of the pai'ents noar Gosue]l this mom- ing. Survivors other than the parents include a brother and three sisters. The Cobb Funeral Home is In charge of arrangements. . But Guldbrandsen denied he had i allr J Flint's car keys and wallet. raped Mrs. 1'aget, a Berkeley wo- I Neumeier took him to the newsman who had been vacationing in paper office. There Guldbransen Jack London's old territory 300 'gave him and Hodgkinson his Ions elude Gene Still, I,. H. Autry. the j j!;! yi ," s . miles south of here in the Sonoma Valley. Guldbrandscn said she had submitted to him to "soothe" him after he had bludgeoned her. In tile Sonoir.a Hospital win-re she is in a critical condition from the attack and beating. Mrs. Page.t reiterated she hart been raped. And hospital attaches commented on Ouldbrandsen's assertion: "That's ilciieitlmis!" Admits Hoi!] Slaying Oulr.tbi-and.sen signed a statement. first (or the newspaper and Inter !nr the sheriff's office, admitting friend. Lt. Peter J. •w president, past' president' and ! FI '" L 31 - " f l hc Merchant Marine, c secretary. alui pllnl ' s longtime Iriend. Peter Committees Appointed Following the installation services at the club's luncheon. Mr. Smart named committee heads for the next year. R. C. Farr was appointed chairman of the program committee; Max Logan, attendance chairman; Jef.se Taylor, constitution and bylaws; Joe Evans, finance: W. J. I .Wunderlich. conventions; Max B. ' •rlcid. Lion's information, and Lyn Brown, tail twister. W. I,. Homer will head the education committee: Dr. W. T. Hain- water the health and welfare work, and James Terry tile sisht, conservation and blind committee. J. P. Friend will direct publicity for the club. W. P. Pryor was named chairman of the membership committee; Ray J. Price the boys and girls committee, and R A. Nelson the civic improvement and community betterment work. Mr. Smart has previously served as secretary and vice-president of the club, president of the Blytheville Chamber of Commerce, and is now a member of the chamber's executive board, board of director's, merchant's committee, and the Blytheville School Board. statement. The three went out for a leisurely dinner. Then Hodgkinson called sheriff's detective Oharles Cavaguaro. Guldljrandsen said he gone with his friend. Flint, on Friday evening to spend the weekend at Jensen's jilacc; that everything was "fine" until he awoke Monday morning. "I awoke feeling rapid pulsation and pounding heartbeat. 1 uenl outside, took a stone which was part of an Indian pestle, came back into the cabin, hit Flint and Jensen. ''I felt no compassion at the time, but was in somewhat of a _ . stupor. 1 feel the greatest revul- Th« nude bodies of Flint and I sion al lllls time, but can still speak objectively," He said he then took Flint's car and went to the nearby resort, ivhcre he sot Mrs. Pa»et. on a pretext, to go back with him lo the Jensen cabin. He had been in- Alger Hiss' Attorney Opens Defense Summary NEW YORK. July 6. </!',—Alm-r Hiss' attorney today launched his defen.se summation In an effort to I -•onvinre a federal ctunt jurv J. Jensen. fir>, , landscape gardener for the Sonoma State Hospital. Jensen, covered by sheets, were found ir. bed? in 'separate rooms of Jensen's curio-larten home in the Triniti Mountains, northwest of Sonoma. Officers went there yesterday after Mrs. Pai;et. bleeding! hysterical, and wearing only a T-shirt. -stumbled down a canyon road and told a party of picnickers that, •she had been raped. Guldbrandse.n was booked at the Kumbolt Comity Jail on the technical holding charge ol "en route to Santa Rosa." When he was booked. Ouldbrand- sen said he wa.s born at Brooklyn August He ha 23. 1014. aft S7.47 cash in his pockets. He earlier had relinquished Flint's car keys and wallet, and Flint's car was found where he said he had left it. at the Eureka Inn. The climax to the man hunt set the former Stale Department official's innocence on two perjury counts. While-liahed. 64-year-old Lloyd Paul Stryker faced the jury in the friendly, confident manner of a man chatting with neiKhuor.s after lie made a long, druinatic entrance into (lie hushed courtroom. Strolling '.o the jury box. tie leaned on the r»'l and slowly looked over Ihe faces of tlu> ten men and two women who will rje- Hin deliberating Hiss' fate tomorrow afternoon. The prosecutor, tall, heavy Assistant U.S. Attorney Thonias F Murphy, sprawled in a swivel rtlair : Strykor. ile will summarize the covermiK it's i:;isc against Hiss tomorrow morning. An indictment. Stiyker told the jury, "proves nothing—it i.s merely Brings Fine of $150 an accusation." troduced to her by Flint the night before. He continued his storv: He hit her with the pestle as they entered the cabin, "mtenriins to knock her out." He felt sorry for her when she fell down and '.old him of her two children. Bui she tried to get away when he went to get her some water. Gives No Motive "Originally i had no object In bringing her up there. As a means of soothing me. she offered herself and I accepted." Other than his being "in a stupor." he gave no motive for the attack on the two men. Nor did in motion by the revolting crime ' he explain why he bludgeoned Mrs was as astonishing as it was sudden. Pagct. Guldbrandscn called the news- Yesterday, after mulling the mat- Truman Talk On Economy Due Monday WASHINGTON. July 6. (,Vi — President Truman's mid-year rc- liort on the nation's economic health is due to reach ConRie.ss Monday. That is the "turcel dale" fin its submission, Pre.^s Secretary Crar)e.< O. Ross tnla n news conference tod-y. And. ROM added, "ii looks like (lie message will Ije ready" then. Ross described tlie report as "quite IOIIK," and said "a rertaln amount of [lolishinK" remains 10 be done. There will be "flintier study and consultation" and possibly some rewriting of the ron«h draft. Ross told i-eporter.s. , Amniix Mr. Trumnn's eallers lo- 11 I day wa.s Hud-jet Din'ctor Frank Pace They talked about I lie budget, including Ihe current iJetlcit. Senator Flander (R-VD said mennwliile that tlic only real ilnn- £PT to the nation's economy is the possibility ol businessmen •'fricht- enhiK themselves Into a recession; The 'Vermotltrr. who used to Ix a manufacturer, expressed the hope that President Triininn will ait- dress a "darn Rood pep tail-.' 1 hi merchants and iniiiiiif:u:lurcrs In the economic report he is scheduled to sent) to Congress soon. "Maoy of them nre pursuing n perfectly silly course by cnrlailins; their supply O f soods and materials when there is no Rood reason for rtoinR so." Plunder* told a reporter Drunken Driving Charge Truck Wrecked; Negro Arrested On Two Charges A. C. Cl:.y. Lnxora Ni'uro. i.s in Ihe L'OinHy jail here today charged with stealing and ••vnvtunn a I'.U!) inrdel Chevrolet ton and a hail truck (rom the Delta laimljer C'om- pany yards on North Se.-oiul Si reel ye.sterday atternoon. Craighead Polio Fund Drive Comet to End TOK YO. July 6. lAl'i - The newspaper Yomiurl reported today Japan's cabinet was piepa'ed to declare a national stale ol eim-r- Jap Cabinet Ready To Declare Emergency JONKSBORO, July 6. (A) _i CJraighcad County's organized •(forts to raise »IO,COO in an onier- sency polio drive came to an abrup* hall today, at just ab:;ut th» lira* the campaign was moving Into high lun s.ixl the action i ('.suited ! gear. iitfiisliie.s.s over labor disturb- i Tin drive wa.s called off by Mar- Cojiummist-leit riots and the I cus Ken-/., chairman ol the Ci.il»- IK ol lawful authnrny by j he ; ,d County Chapter Nation*! lU-d-mctoi'triiialed repatriates from [ Foundation lor Infantile ParalytU, According lo Deputy Sherilt Hoi- ! Hu.-.sia. | after he was assured by th« na, land Aiken, Clay drove oil in the j Tension readied ;> climax in sw- ! tlonal headquarters that Craig- lumber company's truck for a joy lido which ended when he lurm-d tin- vehicle over near Promised Land wa.s He denies any knowledge of the] the chvtrju', Aiken .said. The truck wa.s taken Irom its parking place in the lumber n;m- pany.s yard shortly alter noon ye.s- leiday. Hd Jone.s. manager of l]ie lumber coni]Kiny. told otfirei.s that lie sa\v the Neyro drive oft in Die truck but lhoui>h t Dial he wn.~ a mechanic who wa.s supposed tfl piri; up the truck to install ^ovenu.rs cm it. The truck was inircha.sed only Saturday, he said. After taking the truck, the Nemo is said by officvr.s to have driven out Ka.st Highway 1H lowiird Anno- iel. He tiler, turned around, apparently to return to Illytheville but bad lionc only :i short distance uhi'n the truck suit-swiped nnoim-i truck driven by Jimmy Smolher- mon of nivlhr.villr. The tiucl: [hen left Highway l». turnhn; toward I'romisi'd Laud. crnmeiiL circles this mtiitmiK, the ni-wspapiT said, when the budy of ri'Mdcnl Sadatiorl Shtmoviima ol National foumt on Railway Corporatiim railroad inn k. Deputy Aikrn said. It wa.s lound n lew minutes Lilcl <ts'ei imiU'd and 'he cab heavily damaged. Alter the tnuk overturned Deputy Aiken said, the Nemo Hod but was captured by Kmmcil Wilson and another man ulmtilicci Mr Katon, who held the Ni' K ni officer* ai lived. head's needs would be i alien care 'fit the national emergency funds. Negro Deaths Services will be conducted at I p.m. tomorrow (or Boh Dekins, 13, '*-ho died at his home In Hermon- dnlf. Mo., yesterday, funeral rttei will lie held at the Macedonit Cemetery at Hcrmotidale by Rev. J. K. l,a\v!er. Survivors Include a wife. Miirthn Dekins. jnrt several chlld- ! ren The Home Funeral Home ol he In charge of | Hlytlieville will arrangements. ter over, he decided to Rive himself up. He decided to surrender lo newspapermen, because in reading the accounts of slayings he felt the general public feeling wa.s "that f was a dangerous character" and he wanted to avoid "any disturbance" in being arrested in public. Guldbrandsen was released from prison June 17 after c!oin<: two years on a San Mateo assault [ _ . . . charge. He was convicted of stab- for MlSSCO Road Job Ernie Johnson was fined $150 and costs in Municipal Court this morning on a chaise of driving while under the influence of hijuor. Johnson was arrested Monday by State Policemen Ceorae Irwin anil Tom Smalley after Ihe ear lie was driving was involved in an accident with one driven by Rev. J. B. Robinson, N'egro. Work Order Is Issued blug a San Matco man 13 times in a quarrel over a woman In the man's apartment. The surrender of Guldbrandscn .„,., was a cub rei>orter's dream coining j way true for 24-year-old Neumeier. Neu- meipr. just out. of college, got his first newspaper job with the Humbolt Times in April. He has been covering the "Jits and Jots'—personal items—in the nearby town ol Arcala. WITLE ROCK. July 6. (API—A work oi-iter wa.s issued today by Chief Highway Engineer AH .John- Hi for blarktoppine ol Slate HiRli- 1HI between Marie and Keiser in Mis.sis.sij)pi County. Work orders for five more of the 10 highway con.struc.tion contracts let June 24 nlso were issued today by Johnson. Mrs. Perle Mesta Okayed as Envoy To Luxembourg WASHINGTON. July 8. (XT) — Mrs. Perle Mesta. who has R talent (or giving parties—and raising political campaign fund. 1 ;—will be America's next minister to Luxembourg. The Senate confirmed President Truman's appointment of the wealthy widow yesterday despite the objections of Senator Donnetl (R-Mo) that she is an old Irienri of the Trumans. Donnell. who said he knew of Mrs. Mestrc's fame n.s a Washington hostess only by heresay, protested that the appointment was a Ktep backward in the attempt to keep career men in diplomatic spots. He was drowned out by other Senators whose praise for the nominee was ns lavish as her parties. After more than an hour's spirited debate, they shouted a thundering voice vote of confirmation. Don- ncll's "no" was the only one heard Embezzler Sentenced To Three-Year Term NtW YORK. July 6. (API — Richard K. Crowe. 41, charged with stealing Ntfl.1.660 from Ihe National City Bank of which he wa.s assistant, manager, was sentenced torlay in federal court.lo three years in jail. He was placed on probation also tor five years after completion of his term. Crowe, who pleaded entity May 24 to four counts of an indictment, faced a possible maximum penalty of 45 years in prison and a line of S 30.000. 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