The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 10, 1946 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 10, 1946
Page 3
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FRIDAY, MAY 10, 1D46 BLYTHEVILLS (ARK,) COURIER NEWS Search lor Killer Bears Little Fruit Old Assault Linked With Texarkana's Phantom Murderer 10. on Valedictorian ' TKXAEKANA. Alk.. May (U.P.)—Texarkana today was un the rebound trom another shock, after police revealed that the "phantom killer" with five murders to his credit may hjwe been . In action as early as last Feb. 23 Officers revealed that on that date an attack was made on a couple parked in a lane neat the border-city. The man was slugged and only his sudden awakening prevented an attack on his womar companion by the mysterious as- Batlant. who fled. Earlier, police thought the Incident was the out growth of a domestic triangle, but today they believed there was a definite link between the attack and five recent murders and an unexplained train- crossing death thai have jarrec Texarkana [he nasl six weeks. To add to the confusion, FBI, headquarters in Washington reported that no fingerprints were found on a flashlight forwarded them for examination. The light I was found by authorities under a hedge at the home of 36-year-old Virgil Starks. the killer's latest victim, Slarks was killed in his farm home 10 miles north of Texarkana last Friday night ns he listened to his radio. His wife found him dead, picked up the telephone to notify police, and she was shot twice and seriously wounded. All four shots were fired through a closed window. Meanwhile, dozens of Texas Rangers, Arkansas stale police and local officers continued to snnrch for two suspects in the baffling murders. A Negro near Lufkin, TerRS, reported that lie was held ^ ^up by a man who admitted killing •^ five persons "ear Texarkana. The W. other suspect was said to be • • Charles A. Holt, a German POW who escaped from an Arkansas camp. Miss Dorothy McBaniel Miss Dorolh> McDnnlcl is valedictorian of the graduating class of Wilson High School and salutatorian is Leon Hay. Baccalaureate services will bo held Sunday, May 19, at Wilson Methodist Church, with the Rev. W. C. Scott, of Madison Heights Methodist Church, Memphis, as speaker. Commencement exercises will by Friday night, May 24, In the school auditorium. Candidates for graduation, in addition to the valedictorian and salutatorian are Dorothy Randolph, Doris Standefer. Thclma Kaetzcll, Jean Bussey, Eugene hanie. Johnnie Cummins. Bonnie Estes, Maybelle Hayncs. Cecil Coburn and Leon Ray. Both Mr. Coburn and Mr. Ray are veterans of service in World War II. Veteran Railroader Remembers When J.L.C. & f. Was in Heyday MANILA, Alk., May 10.—The present labor troubles and rail" road difficulty confrontIHK the na;ion today doesn't worry "Uncle Bob" Patton any more. Born Jan. 4, 1881. he began working for the old J. I,. C. St E. railroad on July 18th. 1920 when that company operated "four trains" dally between Jonesboro and Blythevillc. Ark, and employed a "section crew" o( 14 men. . "Uncle Bob" retired from active service Jan. 4. 1946, with twenty-five years sonority rights to his credit and he now spends his time with a garden, chickens, and an orchard, and memories, some pleasant and some unpleasant, of two- score and five years life as a "section hand." Lee Wilson, the world's largest phmtntion owner during his lifetime, owned a large share of the old Jonesboro, Lake City, and Ens- Lern Railroad, Mr, Patton said, when the line extended a branch through Mr. Wilson's holdings around Keland Wilson. On Noveml>cr '), 1925, Mr. Wilson and the other stock-holders sold this road to Three Blytheville Boys Follow Same Army Trail The paths of three Blytheville men in service seem to run close together and every so often they meet. Corp. Herbert N. Swcareiigen Jr., Too Late To Classify Wanted to Buy PAGE milt Army Abandons POW Camp Near Little Rock LITTLE ROCK, Alk., May ie "Frisco" company. One condition, they insisted ' was that nil employees working for the old line were to retain ihelr senorlty rights which protected tlie men employed by the railroad at that time. Mr. Pntton snld Hint, of all the men employed In 1925, only two men kept their Jobs until the present time. One oflier section hand, n negro named "Kid" Wai-dell was still worklii* the line from Blylhevllle to Dell. The others kept quitting and for- siiklng their "seniority rights. W»r- dell. Mr .Patton snid, sflll h»s a few more months on the road until he can retire. Mr. PrUion wns married to Miss Omega Miller April IB. 1914, and I hey have lived in the same house since Feb. 1910. Uncle Bob was born seven miles north of Manila. The nearest town, he snld, nl that time, was OscColn, and educational facilities were limited. The only school he ever attended was the "Box Elder" school, which si 111 Is In existence, and is said to be Hie oldest school In this district. Pfc. Everett E. Peterson and Corp. James R. Purncll entered the Armv March 25, 1915. Sent to different stations, they all sailed in October to the Pacific Theater. Their paths again separated until by partial arrangement atid coincidence, they were able to spend April 27 together. , Corporal Swearcngcn is stationed with the Fifth Air Force, headquarters in Fukuokn Kyushu Island, and has been sent to Tokyo to ntleml a T. B. Y. School. Private Peterson is with General Headquarters In Tokyo and Corl>oral Purncll, wllh die Bastli Replacement Company of Tokyo aim Yokohama. All three were graduated from Blytheville High School. Read Courier News Want Ads. ALL ASPIRIN MAY LOOK ALIKE but itjjaysto always demandSt. Joseph Aspinn. Remember these important points (1) High quality (2) Fast action (3) Real economy. Gel St. Joseph Aspirin, world's largest seller at 10<-. ! Save more on 100 tablet size for 35c. j : Koilyvvood's blond Helen Chap- ifin -smiUngly salutes after being named an honorary skipper in the U.S.'Merchant .Marine. During Foreign Trade Week, in Los Angeles, she will preside over celebration of peacetime resumption of America's worldwide sea-borne commerce. For Sale Lot on bus line, Lake Street. Price $500. H. C. Campbell. Phone .146 or 2930. 5-10-r>k-5-"M Bom HinL mul'ir. (mo'l ebullition 1 l!» VI. .Main. 10 Tit-17 THE BEAUTY CLINIC Margaret Dcen Smith, Owner Infram Bldf. Phone 3274 •rnnm mu<i,-rn I p. Ilayli. Mn. Com- lilolrly riMl<. r <irali!il. Ilnrrlu-ond (lonrn Jlnyrr ran r<!ii1 a* a diiiik-x. Also •»mom lil-xjorti IIIHIM-. Strain. MM.. I'.r.lli !:<::;=<•* t'ricnl t<« j=f-]l <|iiiek. liiitnnilialp |ii,NM'J=*irm Will rimsi.l.T Inniu for farm ,,r K«<"1 yoh'C business J. A. Mil!, Fwlr. Mo. 10-lit-l" For Rent Residual Spraying BlythevHIe Insecticide Co. Harold Wripht, Mjtr. ['hone 558 907 E. Cherry For the Next Few Weeks Reinmjller's Cafe will be Closed on Sundays Here's Good News! Due lo an increase in our sugar allotment we are now making more Dixie Cream Doughnuts lhan before. Make your large orders, for parties, etc., in advance. Ucscrve your Dixie Cream Doughnuts by phone to be sure of getting your order. DIAL 904 Visit our modern shop. Our Doughnuts 1 v arc made under sanitary conditions. DIXIE CREAM DONUT SHOP Geo. C. Bartholomew 111 South Franklin Phone 904 Radio Service "TV *»«•• Refrigerator Service Fred Lvirler Washer, Ironcr and Gas Engine Service Philip Frt* Vacuum Cleaners, Fans, Irons and Small Appliances Repaired. ADAMS APPLIANCE COMPANY,, tnc; .J, W. Adams, Phohf J 2Cni 206-08 W. filiib': The Beauty Nook 111 No. First I'hone 894 Helen Liister Isabel Far bus $25 Reward for information enabling me to secure a 6 or 7 room unfurnished house. Contact E. V. 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