The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 8, 1946 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 8, 1946
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 10-16 BLYT1IEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS ManhuntSpreads Over Two Stales Liquor Dealers Impose Voluntary Sales Curfew To Minimize Danger. TEXARKANA, Ark., May 8. (UP) —Liquor clcnlers clumped a voluntary 9:30 p.m. curfew on salt's :n fear-gripped Texarkana today ns scores of bnfflecl officers sought, new clues In a scries of six murders believed committed by the "Phamtom Killer" in the past six weeks. Tension reached Ihe snapping point yesterday when Dr. Trank Q. Kngler of Little River County SHid a mnn identified as Earl Cliff McSpaclclun had been dead from knife wounds nearly two hours before his body was placed on the tracks of tlie Kansas City and Southern Railroad 15 miles north of Tcxnrkana. Officers, however, were reluctant j to link McSpatlden's killing wilh | .those of five others now believed [ to have been committed by the' Phnnlom kilter whose specialty has been firing Uvo bullets through the heads of his victims—always couples. The mysterious series of shoot- I ings began last March 24 when Poi- ly Ann Moore, 17. and Richard Griffin, 29, were slain each with two bullets from a .38 calibre nun. Two weeks later the bodies of Betty Jo Booker, 15. and Paul Martin, 17, were found not far fro:n the scene of the first double-slaying, each with two bullets from a .38 calibre weapon through their heads. Sixth Victim Knifed Last Friday night, Virgil Starks wns shot through the head with two bullets from a .22 calibvc gun as h c sat listening to the radio. His wife was shot twice in the head when she attempted to phone - /<or help after finding her hus- • bnntl dead. • ' Dr. Engler said that an arm and leg were severed from McSpaden's body, but a close examination convinced him that the man had been dead from knife wounds long before the 5:30 freight passed over the body. There were no bruises that would have been caused Senotor 'Rons' OPA Price Control Voters to Pass On Amendments Tax Issues to Appear On Ballot in the November Election. PAGE il purposes by levying » special tux. The siwclfic purpose of the net Is to allow residents of l.lttle Hock to proceed with pluns for a Hike and iitcraillon nrcii In the Kouvchc River bottom area ni'ur the city. Oilier initiated nets limy yet find their way onto the bivlloi ns they do not have to ue flle.l with Hie sccretnry of sUle until July 5. of Arkansas Hgvemic Department, will not go there bill will be ns- slstiml to Herman Cross, now inspector of (hu office here. Both have entered upon their duties, following rcslunHUon 01 W. W. WiUon, because he is a c»ndl- datc for office of County AawMor. L. T. Moore Jr., Chosen JONESBOKO, Ark., May 8.—L, T, Moore Jr., was selected for the Del- ta Beta Chl "Swoon Bor 1MI- *M- . I day night *t the <Uacc tbt Hntttr hocteued in th* btllroo* of B*»- : ' ner Hall, Arlunsu Ttt\i ' honor of memben who an thl* year. Waving aluminum pnns to emphnsi/e his clcmmcialioii of OI J A pricing policies, Senator Alexander Wiley of Wisconsin declines that OPA penalizes established manufacturers ;?y frcczinj; tlieir prices at prcv/ar levels, while encoitnu'.irs:; new industry with • p.rices set.twice as hiyh. America Changes A Man, Foreign Brides falling beneath the moving train Engler said, but there were knife woulds which could have caused death, and bloodstains were found ' on a highway nearby. Announcing their voluntary curfew, Texarkana liquor dealers snui they will not sell liquor to anyone who has been drinking because he is "placing himself in grave danger of being shot by people whose nerves are on edge from th c ' recent murders." IJV KUTir ,VTI.l,KTT NK.V Staff Writer An Australian war bride who canceled her passage to Ihe United. Slates nt the last moment told Army officials she didn't think she would even recognize the husband in America she hudn'l seen ir» more than three years. Don't let that slop yon, Inrty. A lot of foreign brides aren't goinl! to recognize the men they married overseas when they get acquainted with them as civilian Americans. And it won't be the fault of the by I husbands or of the brides, either. Many a Ol who painted a pretty picture of a white cottage for his foreign bride is being forced take her to live with his family, or to confess thai they'll hove to call one room home for a while- Many a serviceman who made big plans with his bride for the "new life" he was going to lead once he got out of uniform looked around Luxora Society —Personzd a bit and then went back to the the security of the despised 'old Job. SETTIN'G MAKKS THE MAX And, certainly, there will be many husbands who won't look thc same in their lamily sellings their brides thought they from their overseas talk. The dash- in" young fellow "out there" is likely just "Willie" at home, and the family he glorified in foi»! i emembrance may look pretty ordinary to the girl who compares reality with his glowing descriptions. But what if she doesn't ICCOK- nizo thc husband she married abroad when she gets acquainted to [With him in America? That may not be too bud. If a foreign bride could get well enough acquainted in. a few brief weeks to marry him. surely it shouldn't take her too long to get reaequainted with liim in his American setting. KY HOD HKOWN United t'rrss stuff Corre U'rri.K ROCK. May 8. (UP) — Altentlon has been centered on IxilUlcul HUTS the past few days, but now that the ticket lm s closed, we're going to tnke a look Ht other issues which will fiice the voters iu Arkansas Iu the November general election. At the present lime, two const I- lutlonul amendments are scheduled for ii pluce on the ballot and two initialed acts and one other imendment lire in the formative stages. l j :ty liicn-asrs 1'roposril One ur the amendments, referred . the voters by the Insl legislature, i>ro]>oscs an increase of $11.000 annually In (he total .salaries paid seven state exeutive officials. The amendment also would raise the biennial salaries ot members of (lio legislature from the present $1,000 to $1,^00 an t i raise the biennial salaries of clrcut and chancery court judges from the present $3.000 to >ol less than $4,000 nor more than $7,200. Would Increase Ko:iu Tax The second proposed amendment would n'tow county quorum couru to levy a road tax not exceeding 10 mills on Ihe dollar on all taxable county property. The third amendment — now being circulated by Ihe Arkansas Library Association for the necessary 21,843 slgnnlurcs— is permissive in nalure. It would allow each comity to support a free public li- brnry by mcnns of a tax If its residents so desire. A. K. A. to Submit School Bill Two Initiated acts have been ronlcl l )ro l )osei1 K0 fr, and thc attorney i.,.i. "encral's office has approved the title for one of Ihcm. Tlie one with the approved title is sponsored by thc Arkansas Education Association. It provides for the consolidation of all school districts with less than 350 pupils into one large county-wide district. The other act. which will be presented soon to the attorney general for title approval, provides that cities can build dams or make Leachville Man Serves In Revenue Office Here Billy steed of l.rnehvlllp, nn- ixmnc'.Hl |n Little Rock H.S transferred to the crosii County offlC'J In (lir WARNING OKI>KK Couil, Cltitncrry Couil, .•awln IHslrkt, MUslsslplii (,'uun- (>', ArkuliKas. John 13. Thrasher ......... I'luinlllT, vs. No. 0559 Mudeiin Thrnsher ....... Defendant The defendant Modenn Thrashu Is hereby warned to appear within thirty ilnys in the court mimed in (lie ciipllon hereof and answer the complaint of the plainllll John 15. Thrasher. Dated this 10 day of April. l!)4(i, ' HARVEY MOnms. clerk I Percy A. Wright. Ally, for Plf. 4il7-24-5!ll-S RHEUMATIC PAIN GET IFTER Witt i HMllilM Mil •!!! fr... Mull If yon suffer from rheumatic pain or muaciil&r aches, buy C-222S toda> for real pain-relieving help. 60c, Jl. C-2223 lit druggists. Caution: Use only n.s directed. bottle purchase price refunded if not satisfied. Vases at red and white peonies from the Bowcn Peony Farm made ovely f Vrs- Sam Bowen's home a lovel siting for her bridge party give .1 honor of Mrs. Maxiiic Crawfor of Anchorage. Alaska., Out of town guests werei Mrs. Dwiiiht H. Black- wooci, Kirs. W. C. Mason, and Mrs. Taylor Sengraves of Osccola, and Mrs. Edward. SCRgrnves of Hi^h- towcr. At the end 'of the bricliw game.s, Mrs. Elizabeth Silliman he'd high score and Mrs. Taylor Sea- cravcs. second high. Mrs. Crawford was given nylon hose. Thc hostess served a salad plate. Mrs. R. T. Ballcw and Mrs. Georse Doty, of Osceola. honored Mrs. Hilton Stcphenson with u miscellan- ous shower. FridaV night, in Mrs. Ballew's home. Mrs. Stcphcnsou has resigned her position as English teacher in the Luxorn High School where she has taught for the nasl 17 years. At the end of t.wo contesting games, the guests enjoyed a dessert plate. Navy to Send Patrol Ships Up Mississippi NEW ORLEANS—Navy ships will soon be steaming up the Mississippi, Arkansas and other larger river? of the Eighth Naval District: Some of them, which were built on inland waterways are no\v reVurnir.g from duty in the war rones to an important peacetime assignment. Five Patrol Craft are i now r>n their way to New Orleans to be used for -the training of Organized Naval Reserves, Capt. Arthur A. Ageton. USN, director of Naval Reserve for the Eighth Naval District, announced . S State Policeman's Trial Enters Its Second Day WALDRON. Ark., May 8. (UP) — Testimony was continued in Scott Circuit Court here today in thc trial of former State Trooper Joe Woods on charges of manslaughter. Woods was charged in thc deatn of Morris Hicks whom he arrested for drunkenness last November. \Voods admitted slapping Hicks who was found dead in his jail ceil next morning. More Chicks Like This One With Four Legs Could Solve Meat Shortage Chickens with four leg's" Would be n boon to help solve the problem of "all the children getting a drumstick." But chickens only have two legs. That is—most of them. A chicken owned by Mrs. W. A. O'Neal, of Manila, has four legs and in a letter to tiic Courier New.s she wrote tliat it is now alxmt a week old. in good health and acts like all thc other chickens. other improvements for recreation- Ivan R. Van Patten Your Sales Representative for Blytheville and all of Northeastern Arkansas The ARKANSAS Automobile Club Affiliated With Amer. Auto Association A. A. A. Residence 418 So. !>ake ~i'- Residraic^,Phone 2409 i M. C. Cooke, and Mrs. Cookc. After spending the day with thc Cookcs'. Mr. and Mrs. LaRnc lefi* to visit relatives in Missouri and Oklahoma. • • • After a five days furlough spent with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. S. Stanfield. SC/2 Percy Stanfield left for Snntiego, Calif., where he is stationed. Mrs. W. J. Broach of Atkins, arrived Friday to stay witli her grandson, Hoi springs with Ihe senior class of the Luxora High School. Thc Junior Class of the Luxora "" r ;Bli School entertained thc ,Sen-l' Xrk - ior Class at a banquet Friday nieht, i „ , „ in the Home Economies collate Mr- «»" M"- T. D. Tile scttillf; was, "Thc Owl Nigllt Clnb." decorated in thc class colors, black and gold. J. T. Conner wns master or ceremonies. During the banquet, tlie guests were entertained with a floor show. Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Smith liar! as IVieir guests for Ihe week-end Freddie Keller of St. Louis, aiici Mrs. Hnella Kiefcr of Greenwood. Miss.. Crawfordsvillc and Marion. Arkansas. Mrs. Kicfer and Mrs. Crawford, who has been visitine her patents. Mr. and Sirs. S. J. Smith for the past .'hrec weeks, returned Tuesday to Anchorage. Alaska, vehcr-5 they have been employed by the United States government for the past four years. V. C. Williams of Miami. Florida, accompanied Mr. and Mrs. L. La- Ruc. also of Miami, to L.uxorn for an indefinite visit with his cousin. Approved DDT Residual Spraying Blytheville Insecticide Co. Harold Phon« 558 907 , nlgr. E. Cherrv FEET HURT? Relief Guaranteed or Your Money Back! New, Sensational Velva-Sole . Arch Restorers [ W1H In moat ca«cx. K've complete ( relief of nenrly all DTCII or common foot allmcntB euch mi wcnk- I eiwd »rche«. meUtnrsal cftllouncx. < pressure from corns, lee pMn«. •ore hecli, weak pronMe<l ankle*. BXTERILY FITTED F A MIL Y Shoe Store EASY RIDING CARRIAGE STROLLER I All iteel from* . . ; New Oval tubular metal Ituj*. Artificial tea- Iliur body. A Vulue Buyl Value Buy In Magazine Bailcef 5.69 Juit Ihe thing to put boiido your lovoiite chuir. 2 pockot niuuci- line barbel of plywood! Value Buy in a Floor Lampl WARDS SHEER BLOUSES ARE A REAL BUY AT JUST INI BRIGHT NIW SKIRTS FOR UPSET STOMACHS YIELD INCHES OF ». GAS AND BLOAT V "I was so full of gas T was afraid I'd burst. Sour, bitter substance rose up in my throat from my upset stomach after meals. I got INNER- AID, ana it worked Indies of R.IS and bloat from me. Wnislllne Is way down now. Meals arc a pleasure. I praise Inner-Aid to the sky.' —This Is an actual testimonial ant) we cnn verify it. INNER-AID is thc new formuL «x>ntn1nln.R medicinal juices from 12 Great Herbs: these herbs cleanse bowels, clear gas troni stomach, act on sluggish liver and kidneys. Miserable people soon feel diller- finl all over. So don't KO on suilcr- iiW—Gci InniT-Aid. Sold i>) ,ili diiii; Mort'i'lHMC iu ISjyt'h'j'.llr?. Mbt/fer Has a Sweet Box of Famous PANGBURN'S CANDY $1.10 to $5. Box Choose her favorite Assortment from the largest stock of Boxed Candies in the City. WE DELIVER /N THE CITY WE WRAP FOR MAILING Rothrock Drug Co. l>houc -J51 Successors (n Uorum Drug Perry Kothrock, Manager 205 West Main St. CASH BUYERS for YOUR PROPERTY! For a quick sale see me. I have buyers for homes. List your properly with me. My commission is 5%. I have no sidelines. H. C. CAMPBELL Office 120 So. Second Fhoncs 416 or 293« Kxperl HERRICK'S Knymnml St-hmuck, O'vucr M<v> ;>(!•> \\ CHAMBLIN SALES CO. Sales Sludcliaker Service I WB IJUY AND SELL GOOD USED CARS Lex Chamblin ' Bill Chamblin ; I'hone 2 !;),=> Railroad & Ash SlH. 2.70 18 45 Floor lamp thdT adjusts lo spread light evenly! Bronze plaled cast racial buse. 19 r in. Rayon.ijiodel , Sturdy All Metal Stool! They'ro such frothy sheenl Sparkling with bows, Jaboti, pretty rulrtesl Crisp white and fus<Toji xi.i^.i A Ward Week Star Value? You bell 32-38. What would you tlk»? A'»of»/(|n' bord.r print rayon— a :«jiy »rr!p«d i«rs«y— a prill eotlWof Wards hai them oil In Ihfa aiimc- Ing Ward W..k »l*clk>nl 24-30. 2.69 Relax at your work with this convenient stool! Steel construction- baked enamel flniihl R*duc*d1 Fluffy Shag Rugs 5.24 Delightful choice for living room, bedrooms) Heavy cotton back, thkV, sofl pile. 24" x 4B". Sol.! 45 V. "B" Farm Battery WARDS FOLDING CAMP COTS ' . • ; ;5*?3tv Special purchase surplus Government cotsl Mod* of &eason«d wood/ heavy canvas! Regularly 1.45. Reduced for Word We»k only! Fits mo»l jmalf console and form !abl« models Sale-Priced Metal Padlock ' Green eoomekd, welded tted jacket, cork fciwlatei AltlMl liner. Rust-pfoof n(«lol foimtl ROCK WOOL SALf-PRICED! 33 C a well-made fock for born*, , ihecJs- garagei, etc. Keep* your . belongings iafe. Now at Wards! • Hides almoit any surface in i cootl Bright, durable finiih WP*^»* eaii!/. Gallon.. 3.38 Re». 95 c Adjustable Wrenches 88 Here'i your chance to iav« money and get ready for winter, tojil A 3" layer of Gromi(ot«d Rack Wool can keep you warm and snug all winter . . ','' deTigMMly cool in summer) GoveVi.lOO sq. ft. CLEAN-UP AIDS SALE-PRICED! , Every item cut-prked during Ms big tale. Hurry to buy ... • Bowl BrvOi, Mrm MfM**;.l7c 12-01, Cotton W«« Mof...47c Corn HouMkoM j»»»«i...9<c OMoi>9 Mop 64« Oval JMwp74c - i.-. I i>"r Fine ileel wool pads, soaped to keep polt and pans shining. Won't hurl hands. 6 pad's to box. Savel Contains 75 *q. patching motertot, buffer! 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