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August 9, 1951

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 1981 BLTTHEVTLLE, (ARK,) COURIER NEWS Police Fail to Shed Light on Slaying HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 9, «•/—A po-+ Hoe attempt to reenact the slaying of Tony Trombino and Tony Brancato using lour suspects In the leading roles, apparently has Jailed to shed any new light on the gmig- land shooting. Unless police provide the district l attorney with enough evidence fo warrant complaints, some of the four men — James Fratianno, his brother Warren, Sam London and Sam Laies—may gain (heir freedom today. The four—held on suspicion of rourder—were taken to the scene of the slaying last night, A car was parked where the supposed getaway car was seen and each suspect was directed to run across the street to the car while a mystery witness watched. James Fratianno said he was under doctor's orders not to run and refused. The others complied grudgingly, but officers indicated the re-enactment was not very satisfactory. Writs Returnable Today Police Chief William J. Harker caid no attempt will be made to obtain complaints until late today Writs of habeas corpus for the Fratiannos are returnable this afternoon and police will be requires to show cause why they should be held longer. Trombino and Brancato, cx-Kan- sad City hoodlums, were shot to death in.their parked auto just a half block off Hollywood Boulevard Monday night. Parker said ballistics tests show two guns were , iLsed, with the slayer or slayers ap- P^parently firing from the back seat. Fingerprints found In the car proved disappointing, with the only clear ones proving to be Brancato's, tests showed. Reports on the investigation were limited, however, as Chief Parker clamped a secrecy order on his staff. Hencefortii, said the chief, he will speak for the department on the case. Guard Placed at Home Meanwhile, a police guard was placed at the nearby home of Al Guftsti, former sheriff's captain recently convicted of perjury in bookmaking probe, officers said an anonymous tip had been received that Ounstt had been marked next- on the underworld's list. Ou- asti himself labeled the report "ridiculous." There have been nine unsolved gangland slaying* in the Los Angeles area since 1939. Before their demise. Brancato and Trombino had been questioned about some oi the others — principally the 1949 ambush shooting of gambler Mickey< C/ohen and his party, which brought death to Neddie Herbert. White Ahead In Mississippi Opponent Remains In Doubt JACKSON, Miss.. Aug. 8. (AP) Mississippi's former Gov. Hugh White apparently Is In the second Democratic primary Aug. 28, but who his opponent will be remains in doubt. Unofficial, incomplete returns PAGE rain from the first primary on Tuesday give White 84.32! votes out of 367.652 ballots tabulated from 1,662 of the state's 1.782 precincts^ Eight candidates sought the four- year term of governor beginning in January, 1952, In one-party Mississippi, nomination in the Democratic primaries amounts to election. Second place In the first primary remains a three-way toss-up, s'ith Paul Johnson. Jr., holding a small lead. Johnson had 11.812 voles; Lieut. Gov. Sam Lumpkln, 76.466; and Hoss Barnett, 73,007. v About 20,000 votes remain to be tabulated. YoungDesperado Fulfills Vow; Dies With Gun in Hand FBI Agents Blast Tennessee Parolee At Farm Home IDEH, Ala., Aug. 9. W>) — Billy Davis, a 23-year-old desperado who vowed he'd never be taken alive, was blasted to death last night with a (laming pistol in his hand. FBI agents who had tracked the Tennessee prison parolee for neirly a month surprised him at a farm home and shot him to death as he grappled with a sheriff's deputy. Davis fired once from a .22 caliber target, pistol before fallins with two bullets In his chest and one in his left arm, the FBI said. Sheriff a. H. Holes of Dekalb County and FBI Agent George D. King reported the death of the Columbia, Tenn.. gunman. Behind him lay four last violent days of reckless flight. Davis had dodged and fought his $250 Million Tag Put on Rebuilding Costs for Korea WASHINGTON, Aug. «. State Department estimate* it will cost $250,000,000 for reconstruction zi war-battered Korea, when the 'ighting Is over. Senator Counally (D-Texas), told reporters yesterday that the de- jartment gave that estimate to the Senate foreign relations and armed services commitlee.s, which he heads n hearings on the IWSO.OM.OOO orcign aid bill, Read Courier News Classified Ads Sen. Byrd Unit Still Strong In Virginia RICHrvfOND, Va., Aug. 9, (AP) — Virginia's Democratic organisation needed by U.S. Senator Harry F, Byrd emerged from Tuesday's prl- rrmry elections as strong as ever. Control by the Byrd group wns never in doubt, because only in a f e w con tests wa s there a ny real threat to organization candidates. Tlie Byrd faction lost two Senate races in areas where it had expected touch-and-go battles. But it scored nearly a clean sweep in other contests in the off-year voting. In seething Princess Ahne County, a "people's ticket" bitterly challenged the organization at every turn—for local offices as well as state legislative seats. The "antis" charged the county electoral board with mishandling absentee (mail) ballots and a court ordered 410 of these Impounded. But In the showdown, the Byrd faction swept the field. way through Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee to a farm near this remote northeast Alabama community. Davis Came to Farm King said Davis came to the farm yesterday morning after a brush with Tennessee highway patrolmen al McMinnville, Tenh,, late Police Say Mystery of Cremated Body Solved: Destroyed by Burning Fat Tuesday night. FBI agents accompanied by De- rialb . Deputy Sheriff Gene Yomig came to the house about 10 o'clock last night. They found Davis asleep in a small room. He roused himself as the agents entered the room, King said, When the FBI men told him to put up hl.s hands, he snatched a pistol from beneath his pillow and. grappled with young. "Back Up," He Said "Everybody back up." Holes quoted the fugitive. The FBI agents then opened fire. Davis had been hunted since July 11, when he shot his way -past a police roadblock near Birmingham, Ala., after being allegedly involved in a Jewelry store robbery. Last weekend he broke through police gunfire at Columbus, Ga. FBI agents and stale highway patrolmen captured an unidentified companion of the fugitive last night near McMinnville, Tenn. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla,, Aug. 9. VH) — Police have written the big cremation mystery into the record as a case of • lighted clgaret and a body destroyed by the burning of ts own fat. Police Chief J. B. Relchcrt and Detective Chief Cass Burgess is- ,ued a Joint report on the strange death of Mrs. Mary Hardy Ree.ser after receiving a report on the results of FBI laboratory tests The FBI said there was no trace in the body ashes or other specimens of any fluid or chemical used x> start or accelerate burning. The mystery of the case, called by Relchert the strangest in his 25 i-cars of police work, was how lire could have burned the body and a big chair so completely without damaging anything else in tho room. All that was found of Mrs. Recser was a shriveled skull, a part of the backbcne and a fragment of foot The chair was burned to the steel springs. The theory reached by the police officers was £hi-s: The 61-year-old widow, known to have taken sedatives the night be- fore the charred remains were found, went to sleep while smoking a clgaret in her apartment the night of July 2. The clgaret jet fire to her highly Inflammable rayon acctale nightgown "causing Immediate death If the deceased was In a semiconscious condition. "Once the body became Ignited almost complete destruction occurred from burning Its own ratty tissues ... for there Is enough fat and other Inflammable substances to permit varying, amounts of destruction. . . , "In this case the absence of any scorching or damage to furniture can only be explained by the fact that heat liberated by a burning body hits a tendency to rise and form n layer of hot air which never came in contact with the furnishings on a lower level." IN THE PRUBATK COURT FOR THE OIlrCKASAWHA niSTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS IN THE MATTER OP THE ESTATE OP MRS. IDA T. MINYARD (MRS. W. H. M1NYARD), DECEASED NOTICE TO CREDITORS LMt known tddreM of the decedent: Blythevllle, Arkansas. Date of death: July 29, 1951. The undersigned was appointed Administrator of the estate of the above named decedent on the 1st day of August, 1951. All persons having claims against the estate must exhibit them, duly verified, to the undersigned within six (6) months of the date of the first publication of this notice, or they shall be forever barred and precluded from any benefits In this estate. ThU notice first published this 2nd day of August, 1851. Jesse Taylor, Administrator c/o Holland and Taylor Blythevllle, Arkansas 8]2-9 INVITATION TO BID Sealed bios tor the construction of an addition to the gymnasium wil be received by the Board of Education. Consolidated School District No. S c, Pemiscot County, at thi CST. on the 15th day of August 1951, where they will be publicly op ened and read. 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