The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 15, 1949 · Page 12
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, August 15, 1949
Page 12
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PAOB TWELVE BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, AUGUST 18, Reform School Inmates Rebel Girls in Arkansas Institution Go On Spre«; Two Jailed LITTLE ROCK, Ark.. Aug. 15. (AP)—Two inmates who had druiifc .stolen rubbing alcohol wrecked thefr rooms at the Arkansas Girls' Industrial School near here yesterday, Five other Inmates escaped the reformatory during the three-hour disturbance They still are at iarge. Ruth Aim Watts. Crawfordsville, Term., and Juanita Elsie Miillins, Little Rock, botli 18, were brought to th« Pulaski County jail "to sober up," officers said, after State Poiice broke into their rooms at the school and quelled the disturbance. As the girls were taken from their cell today tor return to the Industrial school, Ruth Ann told rci»rt- ers: "We're not going to be .good. If they take us back down there, we'll Jinish the job (of destruction.)" Ruth Ann said she was angry because she was caught taking a small piece of cheese from an icebox at the school. Elsie explained she was peeved because an instructor took her to task for not being ft Christian. Giggling and laughing about their experience the girls told of taking the alcohol from the school's hospital and drinking it after barricading themselves In their rooms. Nurs* Is Fired State police Lt. 11. R. Peterson and Sgt. W. T. Boiling said that when they arrived at the school the girls were screaming curse words and tearin.z up furniture. The officers said that after breaking into the rooms they found the girls brandishing sticks torn from the furniture. School Supt. Fannie Goodman Mid a trained nurse who had left the hospital door unlocked, giving the girls access to the alcohol, was discharged "because of negligence." She said the acts of the Watts • nd Mullins girls, whom she called 'incorrigible." illustrated the need for an isolation section at the »chool. "We are them, you know," she said. Mrs. Goldman reported that the Mullinj girl had escaped from the Obituaries not allowed to punish ochool four girl three time-s year». and Hie Watte in the past two Rites Tomorrow In Steele, Mo., for Retired Farmer Funeral service.' for William Alford Key, 80, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m tomorrow at the Church ol Christ In "(cele, Mo., by the Rev. ir. L. Sliiirp, pastor. Mr. Key. a retried farmer, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mne Key Bell. 119 Lake Street in Blytheville. at 2 a.m. yesterday, after a shorl He had been in Blythev'lle for about four months, but had lived around Steele, Mo., for 48 years before going [o California for a short time prior to making his home here. He 'ivas born in Kentucky. The survivors Include six sons, Arthur Key of Hertrand, Mo., Sam Key ol SI. Louis. Mo., Walter and Willard Key of Steele. and Alford and Luther Key of Sail Jose, Calif,, four [laughters. Miss Mollle Key of San Jose. Mrs. Clayton Kilburn of Slccle. and Mrs. W. M. Van Winkle and Mrs. Bell of Blytheville; two brothers, George Key of Manila, and Jack Key of McCrory; and two sisters. Mrs. Martha Jane Edgar of Temple, '/'ex.. and Mr.=. Mary llrock of L.cete, Mo. Nephews of Mr. Key will serve as pallbearers. They include.: Jerry Key. Carl Lay. Byrum Lucy, Ralph Key, Roy Key and Guy Crawford. Burial will be In Ml. Zion Cemetery at Steele, under the direction of the Cobb Funeral Home of Blytheville. Mrs. George W. Sevier Dies in Tallulah, La. Mrs. George W. Sevier. 47, of Talullnh died this morning at the Talullah. La.. Clinic after an extended illness. Final rites for the former Blytheville resident are to be conducted in Vick.sburg, Miss., tomorrow. She had lived there most of the time since she left Blytheville in 1933. She was the former Miss Edna Garrett. anil transferred from Blytheville with the Chicago Mill and Lumber Company. C. of C. Committees Schedule Meetings Three Chamber of Commerce committee meetings are scheduled For this week. The education committee was to meet at 5 p.m. totiay to take action 1 on the proposed S500.000 bond issue The five girls »'ho escaped were j anii t), c ^1,001 program outlined Identified by state police as: Jua- i by the Blytheville School Board. Hall. i«, Texarkana'; Olcnnle | The other meetings are the retail 17, Hamburg: Gene ' Henney, 15. Little Rock; Edith Ross, IS. England, and Audith Pettigrew, nita Cunningham. . H, Vert- Smith. Bus and Truck Collide Bui Ho One Is Injured A Greyhound bus was scratched slightly, but apparently no other^ damage was caused by a truck-bus accident at park Street and U. S. Highway 61 shortly after noon today. According to J. E. Carter, manager of Blytheville's Greyhound station, both vehicles were traveling In the same direction, and the bus started to p»*s the truck at the time the truck started to make n left hand turn, pulling out in front of the bus. None of the passengerf were Injured, and the driver reported that few even noticed the impact before the driver stopped to check on the damage. The bus was tile second section of a schedule from St. Louis to Menvphis. merchants committee, scheduled for 10 a.m. tomorrow and the Board of Directors meeting for 2:30 Thursday afternoon. All meetings are to be conducted in the Chamber o! commerce office. Task Force 61 Drops Its Anchors Oft France CHERBOURG. France. Aug. IS W> — The battleship Missouri led U.S. THREE OVER, CARRY O N E _ Jiimnv MurnhyT of Wisnrr, N>b,, pills Ilirce albino liorses abreast, Roman style,! over 2 hurdif in the rnileo arena of ttie Kailroad Fair in CliU'.'iso. Man Ends 35 Years of Crusading Against 'Suicide of Human Race' By Kicliard Kleiner XKA Staff Correspondent NEW HAVEN. Conn. INEA) — Raphael Lemkin's 3o-year-long crusade pgainst genocide—a crusade so novel that he even had to coin the word to explain what he was fighting—is almost over. Genodde is the crime of race for 19:13 w.i.s much too civilized any more race massacre. But that same year. 1933, 1COO Christian Assyrians were shun in Iraq. Nevertheless, the Conference lc>. his draft Ia w in genocide die in committee. His feelings on the uibjcct were Model Plane Enthusiasts Win 2 Awards A delegation of Blythevllle Knucklebttslers, organized this year for model airplane enthusiasts, yesterday participated In the annual meet of the Memphis Exchange Club and brought home the first and second prizes In the Class B open free flight competition. The only two entries placed In the competition by the Blythevllle club were the two winning ones. Charles Blttner. secretary of the club, was flying the first place winner and o. C. Schwartz, president of the club, the second place winner. Approximately 150 model airplane engineers were at the Navy Auxiliary Field 21 In Memphis for the meet. The Blytheville Knucklebusters at the meet were Billy Joyner, Keith Coates, Con Wallace, Edwin Wallace, Carl Wallace, James Westbrook, E. C. Coates, Mr. Blttner and Mr. Schwartz, Plans for a similar show to be staged In Blythevllle will be made at a meeting of the Knucklebusters at 7:30 Wednesday night. Mr. Schwartz said that all Knucklebusters were being asked to bring their fathers to tlie meeting so that the group could start developing the potential membership of 100 to participate In the show. Tile trophies brought home yesterday are the first to. be won by the Blytheville group. AREAS "BLIGHTED" BY UNEMPLOYMENT—The u. S. gov- .ernment has named 11 areas, indicated by crosses on map, as emergency unemployment regions, and has ordered federal agencies to give these areas as many government contracts as possible to help get them back on their feet. These areas, according to a government survey, have 12 per cent of their labor force out of work. Other regions may be added as soon as full reports are in. so strong and so well-known that. Livestock • NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, III . Aug. 15. Ml -(USDAl— Hogs 12,500; slow, uneven; barrows and ellts -i Lllilt, ! n, nc .tl I ^- , nr I 1, 6'**>^ murder. The word which Lemkin, a by the late '30s when Poland wis y 1 - 2s -'- 7s lmver tllan Friday's Yale university Law School profes- 1 ill, ting with Hitler h- w£ forced ™ 85 '' S °' ne ° f VClsMs lwlow 16 ° sor, coined ts derived from the ! to re»U hi, pubUe on^ncfre- Greek vvord "gctias" (which means nation or race> ami the Latin 'cae- dere" (which means to kill). For LeniKm, the UN's anti-genocide convention was the climax of a long fight- It began when, aj> a boy in Bezwodne, Poland. He read turn to the private practice of law. Lithuania, '.hen to Sweeten. He stu- the book "Quo Vauis." The impres- j died ca: es of Nazi genocide, collect- I ing documents to support his When the Nazi invasion, came. Lemkin was wounded in thi* Battle of Warsaw but escaped to the, -, _.. woods Alter six months he fled to i .V°. lbs _mostly 18.00-20.00; 100-130 lower; bulk good and choice 200-250 Ibs 21.00-50: Inter sales around lower figure; top early 21.75 for several loads; few to 260-270 lbs 205021.00; 180-190 lbs 20.00-21.00- 140- sionable youth was greatly disturb- [ e,d by tne account of how the early Christians were thrown to the [ lions. charges In 1941 he came to the United Stv.tes. He taught at Duke Uni The s'ory so affected him that he versity. then became chief con looked for more historic accounts sultant on international law for the of genocide, although the name had ' Judge Adviser on foreign affairs In not yet been invented. the War Department under the late But even cases were to come Henry stim«m. in his own lifetime. About the time i After the war, the War Department sent Lemkin to Europe to a- ssi<t in drawing the Nazi leaders who where tried at Nuremberg. When he heard that the UN As- senbly v,as to meet at Lake Success, he loll his job to avoid any contact with political or pressure groups, and to keep his campaign ., Ibs Jargely 15.00-18.00; few late down to 14.00 and less; good sows 400 Ibs down 16.00-17.75; few 18.00' heavier weights 12.75-15.25; stags 11.00-13.50. Cattle 7500; calves 1800: Jew good SMUGGLING Continued Irom Page l. of doing anything improper. "I don't think she knew f.ny- tiiing about the perfume company's connection with John Maragon. "I inn sure, for example, she knew nothing about the attempted smuggling activities on the part of an employee of this company." Missco Farm Leaders Return From Fayetteyille Keith J. Bilbrey, county agent for .North Mississippi Comity. O.O Trial Involving 12 Bad Checks Is Continued Charles r. Boyles of Dell was as- ssed fines totaling $75 and costs In Municipal Court this morning on Ms plea of guilty to two charges of obtaining |>ersonal property under false pretense and hearings for film on two similar charges were continued until Aug. 23. Boyles is charged with wrfilng checks to two Blytheville business firms under the pretense that he had an account at a Blythevllle bank. He 15 presently awaiting trial !n Circuit Court on his indictment last week to similar charges. Deputy Prosecuting Attorney At- ' thur S. Harrison said that 12 worth-: less checks alleged to have been: written by Boyles hud been turned ' I over to him and a number of other 1 persons had complained to himij about having cashed other worth- U less checks written by Boyles^ In olhei action this mSJi Ortom Mackey forfeited a $35.75 cash Si bond on a charge of driving while ;'[ under the influence of liquor. Hearing of Basil Potter on charges of selling unstamped liq- Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation meeting in Fayoltcvllle, last week. More than 400 Farm Bureau officers and leaders from 138 counties attended the meeting which was aimed at informing those attending Mara^on is" a former Kansas City j how to h ' m d stronger, more effect- bootblack wno once had a While j iv .e and more semcaule associa- House pass and Vaughan is Two weeks ago the committee who has said good friend of his. began Investigating a report that Maragon was involved in a customs duty incident in 1946. The committee based its investigation on a story which appeared in the New York Herald Tribune The newspaper said it was reported that Maragon had been charged $1,600 duty on a supply of valuable perfume essence he was said to have brought back from Prance. The paper said the customs charge was made after an alert customs guard had discovered the essence. Stivers and L.K. Holt, agricultural j "or, ^ellins liquor on Sunday ar"l instructors at Manila, altcnded the ] selling liquor without a permit was continued until Aug. 23. Hearing for Loraine Walton, Nemo, on charges of operating gaining house and carrying a pistol as a weapon was continued until AUB. '24 and hearing for Delbert Dunkin on a charge of obtaining money under false pretense was continued until Sept. 1. • Dunkin was arrested Saturday' and L? charged with writing a $45 tions. The ducted on the campus o£ Uie Uni- training meeting was con- Read Courier News Want Ads. versity of Arkansas. he completed his education came; the 1915 mossacre of more than 1,000.000 Armenians by the Turks, Bitterly disillusioned when the Turkish leaders escaped punishment. Leinkin went back to his studies He returned to Warsaw and TO.-C to become a public prosecutor j i' re e' fr,;m any political taint. He and noted authority on interim- , ;jved alone in a small room in New tiona] bw. . York. At the International Conference j But his long struggle was successor Lawyers. sponsored by the j u ,\. He persuaded ~the delegations League ol Nations in 1933. Lemkin ! ,,f Panama. Cuba and India to spon- mnde his first public spcesh on • sov ihe anti-genocide resolution, and genocide. He still hadn't made up an d he was invited to help draft the and called his talk. "Ac-Is i convention. At last, on Dec. 9. 1948, the General Assembly adopted the convention lo outlaw genocide. rusk Force 61 into the harbor here tflttay and dropped anchor for i the word a visit (o France. i of Bnrbmitv and Vandalism." Aboard the battleship, nine de- ! He was amazed to find that there ' stroyers and naval transports were i was opposition to his plea for an j But tl-c crusade is not quite fin- 5.200 midshipmen, officers and I international law against the crime, l jshed Before the convention can men under command of Rear Achn. rSome cilled him a lanalic and n have the force of a treaty it must Allen^Sniith. | dreamer. Others said the world of i be ratified by at least 20' national parliaments. Lemkin Is even now busily engaged in the fight for ratification. The end of his fight isn't here, but at least it's in sight. Two Killed in Crash Of Private Airplane SHELBYV1LLE. Tenn., Aug. 15. (JP/ —A two-engine Becchcraft plane from Chanute Field. 111., crashed near here today, killing two occupants. The plane came down in flames near this Bedford County community otl the Lewisburg highway, eight miles from Shelbyville. Cecil Burns, a nearby resident, said he -saw the plane as it flut- to choice lots steers 24.00-28.25; ! tered down and that he saw the some good and choice heifers and I bodies of the tw-o occupants trap- niixed yearlings 25.00-27.30; cows; pen" in the wrecked and fiercely burning crafl. The victims were not immediately identified. opening steady, but activity mostly on canner and cutter bids at 11.5014.50. cheek to the w. A. McCann Grocery without a sufficient bank account Chancellor Schedules Cases Here Wednesday Chancellor Francis A. Cherry of Jonesboro will preside over an adjourned term of Chancery Court for the Chickasawba District of Mississippi County, it was announced today. Trial of the dispute between members of the West End Missionary Baptist Church for Negroes, and their pastor. Rev. L. A. Holden, which was started at a special session of court last week, was Saturday because of illness of the attorneys. Hearing of testimony is to be sumed as soon as possible. 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