The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 3, 1949 · Page 5
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WEDNESDAY, 'AUGUST 3, 19-19 Murder Suspect Pleads Not Guilty Witness Poihis Out Texas Deputy Sheriff At Preliminary Trial ALICE, Tex.. Aug. 3. liTi— Deputy Sheriff Sam SmHhwIck was pointed out at his examining trial yesterday as the slayer of W. H. (Bill) Mason, sliarp-tongued radio commentator. Avelino Saenz, 35-year-olct war veteran, testified lie was with the 51-year-old rncli-> commentator when he was shot last Friday in an industrial section of this South Texas town. Smithwick listened intently and nervously. The district courtroom was packed. Four Texas ranger^ «lood near the judge's bench, keeping a close eye on the spectators. Judge Brown Fuller asked Smith- 'jt£kl "How do you plead?" N&mlthwlck, shifting nervously as he faced the Judge, replied firmly. "1 am not guilty." After hearing Saenz, the Justice of Peace Court recessed the examining Irlal until 10 a.m. Thursday. Defense lawyers asked the delay. County Attorney Homer E. Dean. Jr., said earlier he would welcome a special grand Jury to investigate ' the homicide. Judge L. Broeler said lie was considering calling a grand jury. j Once as Saeuz told his story j Smiiliwick, 60, and father of seven grown children, smiled and shook i his head. j This was when Saenz said -Mason made a "protective motion throwing his arm In front o! his face" a 1 moment before Smithwick fired the single fatal shot. Saenz said he met Mason Friday i morning and (hat they drove in Mason's car to look at some sewage pipes and at the condition of some streets. "We were coming back to town," said Saeuz, "when we met Mr. Smithwick, who was coming the other way. "Mr. Smithwick made a signal- he stuck his hand out of his red pickvip to teU Mr. Mason to stop. When Mr. Smithwick made the signal Mr. Mason made a stop. Both cars stopped. Mr. Smithwick opened the door and ?ot out of jjjj truck and walked over to Mr. Jason's car and said, 'Are you Mr. Mason?' "t think Mr. Mason said 'yes.' Then Mr. Smithwick pulled out his gim. I though he was joking at first. Then I got out of the car »nd he shot him." BLYTHEVILLE (ABK.y COURIER NEWS COVl-ttNOH WiacOMKS rilAlul.VCV DBAS'—Governor McMath is sliuwn above welcoming Dr. Kenneth Redman, an ii'ternationally- known fi,;me in the field of plmmac-eulical education, as a permanent, resident ol Aik;ui,n*. Dr. Redman took over this week as dean of tile Arkansas School ,,i plnumai-y at The College ol the Ozarks in Clarksville. Pictured in the center above is Dr. Wiley Lin • Hune, who is now in his 27th yiar as president at Quarks. Dr. Redman is assuming direction of a school which this spiine received lull national accreditation liom the American Council on flv,timacetnit::0 iiducLiliou. More Buried Treasure; $8,000,000 Reported Buried in Ozark Foothills Daughter of FDR Gets Divorce front Botttiger PHOENIX, Ariz.. Aug. S-OP)— Mrs. Anna Roosvcll Boettleer obtained ft divorce Monday Irom newspaperman Boettiger. Stie Is the daughter of the late President Roosevelt. ' Tlie decree was awarded In the Maricopa County superior court. The hearing lasted less than 15 minutes. Mrs. Boeltiger was given custody of a son, John, 10, and »IOO monthly for Ills support., she did not seek alimony and tile divorce complaint slated that n property settlement had been made. Hoettleer, 49. Is now » vice- president of the Thcodor Swanson and Co., public relations firm. He formerly ivas publisher of the Arizona Times, Phoenix afternoon daily newspaper, and the Seattle I'ost-lntelllgencer. PAGE rrvg EVENING SHADE, Ark., Aup. 3. .-Pi — Folks luvini; claim to that mythical SMO.OCO rep aiedly buried near Liule Rock during the Civil War are pikers in the opinion of E. C. Shaver of Evening Shade. "Why don't they KO after a vcul cache." Shaver .said, "namely, 33,000,(100 an Indian couple said is buried at Chart Rock Bluff near Strawberry in Sharp County." He explained thai an Indian coti- cms part-s nt the country have laid claim lo Hie WOO.OOO reportedly buried near Little flock during the Civil War. Baseball Player Sues Travelers for $1,000 LITTLE ROCK. A ll g. 3— W>— Artie W. Parks of Boonville. Ark.. has filed mlt for $1,000 which he claims the Little Rock Baseball Club owes him for playing wviih the Southern Association Travelers in 1346. His complaint, filed Monday In Pulaski County Circuit Court, claims that Business Manager Ray Winder agreed to pay him an additional $1.000 above his salary if he played with the ciub 45 days. Parks said in the suit that he remained ivith the J946 team for more than so days, but that Winder refused to pay him the. 51,000. He said that he had played *ith the Indianapolis, Ind.. team of the American Association before <*fving the Travelers In June, 1941! Empty Saddle Fits Comedian Robert Hope HOLLYWOOD. Alls;. 3—//T-,There's an empty saddle out at Paramount studio today—and Bob Hope's the man who Isn't in it. Hope Is in Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital with a wrenched back suffered Monday when he fell from a saddle while making a movie. His steed was a wooden barrel, rocked by Lucille nail as part of a gag sequence In the film. The fall knocked Hope out. His doctor said the comedian would remain abed several days. money was intended for distribution to In •an.s Koing to the Oklahoma reservation. For unexplained reasons, it was never distributed, bin was buried for security reasons about 1830 or so the story goes. The Indian offered lo locate a tribal chief who could find the treasure if someone would care (or his wife while he was away. Shaver said. No one volunteered, so he never made the trip. rh.st word of the Little Hock "treasure" came from an attorney seeking information <m state laws regarding removal nf buried treasure. Since then, people from vari- Hoover Birthday Noted WASHINGTON, Aug. 3—r/Pi— proposal [hat Congress give fornu. president Herbert Hoover an official "happy birthday" greeting on Aug. 10—when he will ije 75—came yesterday from Senator H. Alexander Smith IR-KJI and Rep. Hertcr <R-Mass>. They want consroM to pass a resolution extending "cordial bivth- j day arceliiK-s" to the only living I former president. The resolution also f-xpi e.-.ses "admhmion and t;ra- tinuie for his devoted i-cmi-c to his country antf to the world." French Bathing Suits Not for "Miss America" NKW YORK. Aug. 3 i/I>i-Notlc • >i !ho;e scanty French bathing outfits will ever reveal the charms of Mi.vs America of 1948. ! "They are not decent and 1 don't Iliink American- Kn-ls .should wear iihem." says the 18-year.old beauty jriucen. Belie Shopp o! Hopkins i Minn. I She gave her veto when Questioned by photographers Monday as .she lea by plane for a trip to Europe. Paris and French shore resorts 4-lnches Rain Blamed For Traffic Fatality BERRYVILLE, Ark., .Aug. 3. (AP) -Rain of cloudburst proportions swept this Northwest Arkansas city yesterday morning. The downpour—4.65 inches In two hours—indirectly resulted in one highway accident, but did only minor damage otherwise. Bill Harrk ot Ek-rryville was severely injured when iits light truck collided with a highway department truck. State Police headquarters reported tl-at the rain had washed several utility company poles across Highway 62 and that the Highway Department truck had been parked to warn motorists while crews cleared Hie road. A barn near (lie scene of the accident was hit by lightning and destroyed by fire and several transformer fuses were blown, inter- nipting electric service. 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