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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

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PAGE FOURTEEN BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.) COUH1EK NEWS TUESDAY, APRIL 1J, 1949 Man Confesses Attack on Child Preliminary Hearing Scheduled in Court .Here This Afternoon Obituaries Hollts Edward Needham, 28, of Blythevllle was scheduled to be arraigned In Municipal Court this afternoon for preliminary hearing on a charge ot rape In connection with the assault of an eight-year- old girl here early Sunday morning. Prosecuting Attorney H. G. Partlow and Deputy Prosecutor A. S. Harrison filed information against Needham in Municipal Court this morning. Needham Is said to have admitted he assaulted Ihe girl. He was questioned last night by Shcrifl William Berryman, who conducted the investigation. Needham wns arrested Sunday by Hattiesburg, Miss., authorities and was returned here by Chief of Police Charles Short and Deputy Sheriff Holland Aiken. The officers ar rived with the prisoner about 9 o'clock last night and placed hin In the county jail here. Tikes Child from Bed ..Officers said the assault oreurrc- in a residential district in Wes Blylhevilte. Needham was workin Saturday night as an "extra" dri ver for the ABC Cab Co. here. H is not a regular driver, officer stressed, and also works as a true! driver. Needham told officers he went t the girl's home to look for a woman he used to "go with" and wl had lived there. He said the hous was unlocked and he picked up tl girl from a bed near the door. Sli did not awake until they were I the cab, Needham said. He said he left for Misslssipi early Sunday "to look for work Officers here learned the identtt of the truck in which he was rid! and his destination and notified the Hattiesburg authorities. Needham also told officers he served four years In the Army and received a dishonorable discharge after serving a two-year sentence on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon. He said he "drew nn axe" on a man in Alaska in a quarrel "over a woman." Vm. t. Johnson Die* n Osceola, Burial to Be n Lexington, Kentucky William Edgar Johnson, father of frs. W. W. Prowitt, Sr., of Osceola, ied at 5:30 a.m. today at Ills aught er's home there. He was 90. Pormeily of Lexington, Ky., Mr. olmson had lived at Ills daughter's ionic In Osceola for the past three ears. He died after an illness of ibout a year. Funeral arrangements were in- omp'cte today pending arrival of datives but v >" u ' ">* h eld '" Lcxing- on. A native of Harrodsburg, Ky., Mr. Johnson was born in July. 1859. He noved to Lexington and resided .here mosl of his life. He was asso ciateil for many yours with the Sec- jrity Trust Co. there as a teller. He was n member of the Broadway Christian Church and served as its treasurer for 20 years. In 1881 he married the former Miss Mar) Warren, who died in January, 1929 In jKl<litlo7i to his daughter. Mr Johnson is survived by a son. E. E Johns™ of Buffalo, N.Y.; two sisters, Mrs. M. B. Darnett of Washington. D.C., and Mrs. Claude M YounK of Hamilton, o.; four grand children and two great-graiulchil tlrcn. His ly-'dy was scheduled to be sen today from Swift Funeral Horn In Osceola to Kerr Bros. Fuiicri 1 Home in Lexington. * * • Rites to Be Conducted For Mrs. C. C. Jackson our teoe/wffe Men oc* TVo/fic Charge* 'i^''<!'•<• Hearing for four Lcaclivlll* men i traffic charges arising from a il-and-ruii accident near Dell last ight were continued until Satur- ay In Municipal Court Hits morn- ig. Johnny Davis, who offlceri said •as the driver, pleaded not guilty Iris morning to a charge of driving runk. Ills bond was set at $350. Claborn L)nvls, Roy Smith and loe Smith all entered plens of lu- ocent to charges uf leaving the cene of an accident. Bonds were et at $100 each. Officers said the car In which hey were riding struck a car drl- en by Herbert Mangrum of Cannl n Highway 18 near Dell. The four tepl driving, and ran several other ars off the highway, officers sal&i. vlr. Mangrum's car wns dainagcd iut he wns not hurt. City and county officers intercepted the quartet in Ulytheville. :ar trouble forced Sheriff Deputies John Foster and C. E. Montgomery out of the chase but the four were caught ft few minutes later by City Policemen Arthur fields and Fred Hodge. Attorney Dies LITTfjE ROCK. April 12. M>) Earle William Moorhcad, former mayor urn! city attorney of Stuttgart and for 18 years a MLssour Pacific- i ail road attorney here, diei ye.sterdny. F.D.R., Jr., Fails To Get Tammany Leaders 1 Backing NEW YORK. April 12— HP}— A group of Tammany Hill leaders turned down Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr.'s bid for a Democratic congressional nomination, and picked « city judge ns their candidate. After his rejection, Roosevelt declared last night: "1 am an organization Democrat. There Is a little group ii Tammany Hall trying lo knife mi just as a little group—not tlie sumi group—tried to knife my lather." Roosevelt made this statement ii a speech at the political club o Robert B. Blalkie. the only one o the dozen Tammany leaders in th 20th Congressional District wh backed him. \ A majority of the lenders picked Municipal Court Justice Benjamin Shalleck yesterday for the West Side Manhattan seat of Rep. Sol Bloom, veteran Democratic congressman who died more than a month ago. You!)? Roosevelt, who Is assured of the nomination of New York state's Liberal Parly, has said he would run also on a "four freedoms" party ticket at the May 17 special election If he did not gel the Democratic nomination. Funeral services for Mrs, Clauc C. Jackson, 67, will be conducte at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Oa Grove Baptist church near Steel Mo. The Rev. H. P. Sharp, pastor of the church of Christ at Steele. will conduct Ihe services, assisted by le Rev. W. T. Pillow, pastor of ic Oak Grove Baptist Church. Burial will be in Ehmvood ccme- ery under the direction of Ihe Cobb 'uneral ijoine. The pallbearers will Delude J. A. Booiic, Virgil Polndcx- er, Bill Hall, Ralph Richardson. Claude Robips, and Lon uodson. Mrs. Jackson died of a heart at- ack at her home In Deering, Mo., yesterday. She was formerly of Blytheville nnd five of her eight :!illdren reside in Mississippi Coun- .y. Her husband survives her. Jur% Returns Verdict Freeing Murder Suspect MAGNOLIA, Ark., April 12. (/!>)— Aided by (he victim's brolhcr-in law, Charles Doclson, 22, won quittal of a charge of first clcgre murder; Dodson was tried for the fata shooting of Wlllard A. Bryan, 3 of Mount, pleasant. Tex., May 1948. The first occurred near rural church eight miles north c Wiildo. J. H. Cox, Bryan's brother-ir law, testified Brynn was the ag gre.ssor. The trial jury required only fji minutes yesterday to find Dodso Innocent. In northenr Scandinavia, the Ar tic ocean warms coast areas b cause of the influence of tile stream, but interior temperatures are very low in winter. Ar- Municipal Officials Take Oaths of Office By (lift Associated Press Mayors were Inaugurated In •msas cities Monday night. They were elected at the regular mnlclpal general elections a week go although In many clllcs t!)C otlng was a formality. The real on tests had been at the Democra- c primaries, and the Democratic ominccs were chosen at Ihe gen- 1 election without opposition In lany cases. Taking the oaths wllh the mayors •ere city council members and ome olher city officials. In Hot Springs new Mayor Floyd , Housley was asked by the city ouucll to oppose Ihe removal of ladio StatlOH KTHS from the city. "lie Federal Communications Com- lisslon has agreed tentatively to crmlt transfer of the station to Vest Memphis. The Hot Springs election iliev, he most interest of any In Arkanas. There was no primary, and lousley won over flvo other can- Itdntcs, all running as imtei>en- lents. He succeeds Earl Ricks, Ar- :ans.is adjutant general, who die lot seek re-election. testimony Presented n Hope Murdtr Cat» HOPE, Ark., April 12. (J?)— Pro- seculion and defense attorney* today argued the 'case ot Roy L«e Arnold, 35, being tried on a charge >f first degree murder for the f»- .al shooting of a, roomer at hl» tome. J. W. Butler, 28, was shot to death and Arnold was wounded ser- ously In an exchange ot shot*, April 11, 1948. Police at the time blamed 'domestic trouble." The trial opened yesterday, and testimony was completed before the overnight recess. Punishment Promised SHANGHAI, April 12. W — Rice procurement officials warned today that farmers who fail to contribute their quotas of commandeered rice wijl be punished. The punishment: an old fashioned spanking. Livestock With the Courts Common I'leas: Mrs. rCitthlenc Thompson vs. Orier Moore, suit to outain $300 milages as result of automobile accident. Lula Thomas vs. the National Life and Accident, Insurance Company, suit for f400 on Insurance policy. Chancery: Sarah Belle Slay vs. Earl L. Slay, suit for divorce. Circuit: Jonesboro Grocery Copmany. a corporation, vs. I,. K. Homer and the American Eagle Fire Insurance Company as garnlshee, to collect $300.34 on account. Firemen to the Rescue LONDON, April 12. IIP}— Two fire trucks sped to London's East End today. One or the trucks shot a ladder ino feet into the air A fireman rnomiled it and rescued n wild duck which had been tangled In a telegraph v.lre. NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, HI., April 12. (/!>>— (USDA)— Hogs. 13,500; barrows and gilts steady to mostly 25 lower than Monday's average; sows 25 to 50 lower; bulk good and choice 180-240 Ibs 18.7519.00; top 19.00 freely; 250-300 Ibs 17.75-18.15; few lots 350-400 Ibs 16.50-17.00; 140-170 Ibs n.SS-l' 100-130 Ibs very scarce; odd lots 14.00-17.00; good sows 400 Ibs down 16.00-17.00; few 17.25; over 400 Ibs 14.00-15.50; tew 15.75; bulk stags 11.50-13.50. Cattle 3,000; calves 1,700; smal supply of cattle finding active in qulry with opening deals general!) 25 to 50 higher on steers, heifers and cows; bulls and vealer» steady; sev eral loads and lots of top medium and good steers at 23.75-25.00; soin good quality fleshy steers to feerie Interest up to 24.00; good to choic heifers and mixed yearlings 23.50 25.25; common and medium 20.00 22.50; good cows 18.75-20.00; com mort and medulm beef cow« 17.00 18.50; canners and cutters 13.50 16.50; medium and good bulls 19.50 20.50; cutter and common bul 10.50-18.00; good and choice vealer 2fi.00-33.00; common and medium 21.00-25.00. Read Courier News Want Ads Overworked Eyes? When eyes burn nnrt smart due to overwork, driving, exposure to dust 01 wind, bnthc them with Laroptlk Sure* ness, tlrcrl feeling. Itching from locni irritations all relieved or money refunded, yo years success. Thousands praise it. tici Luvoptlk todny. At nil druggists. Negro Deaths Services !or Willie Lee Johnson. who died at Ms home on South Franklin Street here last Sunday. will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday 1n True Light Baptist Church by Rev. L- D. Davenport, pastor. Bu ri al will be i n Moun t Z ion Cemetery. Johnson was 38 and n veteran of World War n. He is .survived by his wife. Tennig Bel] Johnson, his mollicr. Daisy Smith of Sonh Haven, Mich., and three sons. Casion Funeral Home is In charge. GET OUT of Me DOG-HOUSt/ Th«r« ii no need of you St- **f r* rfct "^09 fcoMia" fcv- ««ut« your Cir look* (habby Jtid di[]pidm<J. W« <an «i>'iitl1t «i «ll, Easy Weekly or Monthly Payments Now v« oiler you EA.SV CREDIT oo our BUDGET PLAN hx i\l auio r«ds. Auto Repairs. 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