The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 11, 1949 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, August 11, 1949
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f THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 1949 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARKJ COOTIE* KEWS PAGE THREE Indiana Man's Career Ends When Long Prison Record is Revealed FRANKLIN, Iild., Aug. 11. ">-+A landscape painter's art career I ended yesterday when he was taken back (o a jail from which he es-! taped more than 20 years ago while awaiting trial on a murder charge. Ralph Lee, 51, artist with a record officers said Included at least 11 jailbreak.s In 17 years, was arrested as he ate supper with his wife, Mrs. Jessie Edwards Lee. at their home south of here in Brown County. Indiana State Police and Indianapolis officers arrested Lee on a charge of escaping from the Johnson County jail here on New Years eve in 1926. He was being held ut that time on a charge of murder in the holdup killing of Abner Peek, speedway city grocer. Lee's record, as related by offi rs, started with a burglary sen- ice and an escape from (.he Indiana Boys School in 1911. when he was 13 year Id, It mcl-des. besides three breaks here, escapes from the Wells County jail at Bluffton. Washington State Reformatory, Indiana State Farm at Putnainville. and Indiana State Reformatory and Tennessee St^te Penitentiary twice each. The record lists also a parole violation hi Arizona in 1919. a gunfight with Jacksonville 'FltO police in which he was wounded in 1927 and a senfen-" 1 to federal prron in Atlanta. Ga,. in 1932 for counterfeiting while in Tennessee Stale Penitentiary, He was pnroled by the feclera! government in 1946 from Springfield. Mo., where he been transferred because of complications from wounds inflicted by Florida police. His present wife Is a one-tiim missionary to China and SalvaUoi Army worker v' 1 -^ had engaged it religious work among convicts. Me married her two year. 1 ; ago and settled in the Brown County artist colony to paint landscapes. As officers walked in to Lcc bis wife said, "I'm o sorry. He's been doing so well leading a Christian life." "Don't be frightened dear, we'll | just keep praying." Mie added. A week ago a relative nf Mrs. Lee asked dectective Orvilie K. ASlcich if Lee was "still wanted ^vr murder. Gleich knew nothing of the case, but he located Peek's brother, Fred, and Lee's former wife, Dora Car- nmckle Lee, and gradually pieced the story together. Mrs. Lee told officers she met Lee In a prison while doing religious work among prisoners. Lee. however, .denied this, saying fhe "has never been Sn prison for any purpose whatsoever." DR. MICK CHECKS THE SNIFFLES-Helpful Mickey gives a hand to Mrs. Johnny Taral of Queens Village. N. Y., in the little mailer of blowing her nose. In addition, the monkey helps around the nouse by doing the dishes and throwing ne.bbles at trespassers. Average Guy Jos. Stewart Has An Average American Wedding Convicts Busting }ut All Over in Show Me State JEFFERSON CITY, AllR. 11— W> —"It must have been the moon something." mused a highway patrol U'oopei' today. Eight inmates of three different Missouri correctional Institutions an off Tuesday niglit. The patrol lid local officers still are looking or three convicts who slipped away loin a prison farm, three mow who escaped from Algoa Intermediate Reformatory, and two youths who hook the dust of noonville Trailing School from their heels. These thiee left the prison farm: Grorge W. Koune, 20, Kansas City, serving six years for first degree robbery; Paul Perkins, 21 from Kansas City and -serving six years for first degree robbery and Earl RolMM'ts, 25, Crosley, Mo. sentenced to two years from Buchanan County for car theft. Allen Barker, 17. Loo- Hard G, Graf, 23. and Jack Dallard 19, nil of St. I/nils, ran luvay Iroin tlw reformatory. Vance Anderson and Tildcn Pan were the younrsters who fled [ron the training school. The patrol liac no report on them oilier than their names. A trooper said the Cooper Comitv Sheriff gave the names of the boys when lie called to report a car theft in Boonevllle. JUST RELAXING—Mickey the Monk relaxes with a beer after a hard day's work al the home of his owners, Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Tutal of Queens Village N. Y. Mickey likes to sit by the window and make wolfish noises al pretly girls passing by. ingland'sVampire 1 >layer Dies in Hangman's Noose LONDON, AUK. H. W) — John porge llnieh, self-confessed vaiu- )lie slayer of . nine Britons, \vtis langed yesterday at Waudsworth irison. The handsome, 39-year-old business executive was convicted July ,0 of murdering a well-to-do widow. Mrs. Olivia Diiiand-Deacoii, 69, for :ier money. A jury rojrclod ,1 dcfcp'" pi pa of! nsanily and sentenced Haigh to dcnth. At his two-day trial, the pnwcu- tlon Introduced ft statement In which 1 In teh confessed to police that lie killed elfiht other persons bosirtn.s Mrs. Du rand -Deacon aiiff drank llicir blood. With thn execution, Scotland Yard Hosed I he record oti Knp- land'.s most sensational nuirdur r* in years. AL the brief trial a defense mental ^ testified Haigti was driven insane by dreams of blood. After dlinking the blood ot his victims, Hai^li told police, he .Its- solved the bodies in bubbling ucid buths. The damper killer ttkl nut lo.sti(y \i\ his own Details of liiitish rx EM; til ions are never announced. No On* Is Injured In Little Rock Crash UTTLE HOOK. Adff. 11-V/n—A twm-engiued Civil Mr Patrctl plane dipped a high, voltage power Jtne while making a landing at, the Little Rock Airport shortly before noon yesterday. Nobody was hurt. Pol tor sain* the plane, piloted by Capt. if. r. Anderson of Little Rock, was not damaged. The power line runs along the north border of the field. Nationalities Stores Being Set-up in Moscow MOSCOW (AP)—Moscow U a,b(Hrt to open a new group of restaurant* «nd stores. They will represent various Soviet nationalities. *'Ogone!c," the Soviet picture magazine, recently carried drawings of the stor« and the restaurant of one of nationalities — the Armenians, It, appears from drawings, that great care, ts being taken to •*« that they are designed so as to lypl- fy the art and architect urt of Armenia. Stnel can be drawn Into wive | tmp-ihousiindth of an im;h thick. Read Conner News Want Adi. So(/y Sores Senator Murray Has Intruder Thrown Out WASHINGTON, Anp. II. Wl — John Maragon. one of the figures in the Senate's investigation of five percenters, WHS ushered out of the SPITSle lobby today on demand of Senator Murray (D-Montl. Miiragon, dapper mail-about- '• Washington who once held a White House pass, approached Murray and offered to shake hands. "T don't want to shake your hand," Murray said In a loud voice. "I haven't had any dealings with you. What are you doing here?" Turning to doorkeepers nearby, Murray said: JT,-'Throw him out." ^Harold No re row. a doorkeeper, took Maragon by the arm and escorted him 'o the doorway. Under the Senate's rules, only newsmen, senators and their employees are permitted in the lobbies. HOLLYWOOD, A lig. II- W— ] James Stewart, who gained film fame portraying the average guy, had an average American wedding —except for the crowd and the star-studded audience.; Tlie actor married Gloria Hatrick McLean late Tuesday and the ceremony almost fulfilled Ills hopes for a small quiet wedding unatained by the Hollywood touch. The couple look their vows In the Brcnrwoocl Presbyterian Church before 50 friends of the film colony while an orderly crowd of 500 waited outside. Like the average brid groom, Stewart was nervous. He fidgeted as he watched h is socialite brine walk \ down the aisle in a cocktail dress of grey satin, carrying white orchids and a prayerhook. He is 41. Stewart's replies to Rev. Dean Osterberg could hardly be heard. "I got a frog in my throat," he said afterwards. He murmered "I will" and stippcrf a plain gold band inscribed "Gloria and Jimmy 8-9-49" on the bribe's finger. The -.ilr appeared In front of the small neighborhood church alter the ceremony and were greeted by cheers from the crowd. Jimmy grinned broadly and heeded photographers' requests by kissing his bride three, times. "Feel fine," he smiled. The couple was driven around the block then returned for more photos inside the The crowd midafterncon began gathering before the new church, which Stewart, a member for two years, helped to build. Many came from the nearby beach in bathing suits and one girl watched rirte a horse. The throng was well behave^ and medium-sized for such events, said studio police chief Whit' • Hendrey. who directed a score of officers. ' Tlv» only outbursts before the ceremony were cheers for some of the noted gut-sis. They Included Mr. and Mrs. prank Morgan, George Murphy, Mr. and Mrs. David Niven. Mr. ami Mrs. John Swope (Dorothy McGuire\ Ann Southern, Gary Cooper, Spencer Tracy, Mrs. Van Johnson, Mrs. Jack Benny, restau- rantcurs Mike Romanoff and Dave Chnscn and Joe De Bona, who will pilot Stewart's plane In the Bendix race. Among the early arrivals weje Jimmy's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Stewart of Indiana. Pa., who drew- polite applause from the crowd. Tlie couple will .stay In town until Friday, when they leave to attend the soapbox derby In " kron. The bride, 31, was formerly married to Ned McLean, son of the late Evelyn Walsh McLean, owner of the Hope diamond. She has two young .sons, who did not attend the festivities. The planet Jupiter completes its orbit around the sun only once every 12 years. ATHLETES FOOT GERM HOW TO KILL IT. •-•' IN ONE HOUR, ' IF NOT PLEASED. y «ur «<: luck. A.k an? druifUt for lhi> STRONG fi.r,,ii[iU. T-4.L. Mid. wiH, 90 p«rc. n t alcohol, it PENETRATES. 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The Bonrd of Directors of Blylheville School District No. 5 of Mississippi County, Arkansas, in compliance with the requirements of Amendment No. 40 to the Constitution of the State of Arkansas, adopted Novemher 2, 19.18, have prepared, approved, and hereby make public the proposed budget of expenditures together with the tax rale as follows: General Control, 513,071,; Instruction, §263,(ial; Operation of school building, 522,000; Maintenance of school plant and equipment. 58,000; Auxiliary Agencies (including transportation), SS,(jl2; Fixed charges (Insurance), §<;,l)00: Debt Service, §11,51)0; Capital outlay, 5151,000. To provide for (lie foregoing proposed budget of expenditures the Ifoard of Directors proposes a lax levy of 30 mills. This (ax levy includes the present continuing levy for (he retirement of present indebtedness. 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