The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 12, 1951 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 12, 1951
Page 14
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PAGE rOUHTEEK BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIKB NBWt WMWMDAY, HPTCMBBft Officers Win Boat Race To Nab 'Moonshiners' {Continued from Pag» officers Including Sheriff William Bcrryman. From Tennessee were Revenue Investigators Lawrence Stewart and James T. Jakes, from Helena were Revenue Agents Harold Sherman and O. B. Moore and other Mississippi County officers were Sheriff's Deputies J. T. (Buster) Wlgley of Wilson, Dave Young of Osceola, Herman CXlen of Joiner and Charles Short of Blythevile. Nearly Missed Kaid A quirk of fate almost made the . officers miss the raid and scare the suspect away. But Lady Luck played her hand at the last moment and saved tlie day. The three-car load of officers started on the mid at 10 a.m. yesterday but upon arriving at Arkansas bank of tlie river found they were stymied by the lacX of water transportation. After combing a wooded area on the Arkansas In which a smaller still had been reported operating earlier and finding nothing, the officers set about to find a boat large enough to curry their party to the Tennessee side. A tow boat belonging to a Rravcl company operating in the area *os obtained and three of the officer.? set out for the Island. Shortly before noon yesterday they got within 50 yards of the bank on which the still was operating when the tow boat struck a land bar and stuck fast. Efforts of the crew to dislodge the big boat failed and the officers were nn- rooned within easy eyesight of the still. Watehed Pahr Work "We sat right there and watched the Negroes operating." Deputy Young said. "We watched every mov« they made." The tow boat, was marooned more than four hours when Deputy Wigley, who with Revenue Agents Jakes and Moore, had been search- Ing a woded section on nearby Mauri 3* which 1« on the Arkansas ride, obtained a .small motoiboat from the Arkansas side and he Kid Agent Moore set out for the ' marooned tow boat to bring Us pns- Kngers to shore. "Just aa we arrived at the boa tfce Negroes loaded the whiskey In tlieir boat and took to the river.' Officer Wigley said. "Deputy Young told us about watching the Negroe »nd what they had In their boa K> w» took off after them. We ohued them to the Arkansas sld before overtaking them." • After the arrest of the Negroes Wlglcy and Moore returned to th tow boat, picked up Deputy Young Mid Revenue Agenta Stewart an Sherman, and went for the still. An hour later they returned t the Arkansa* side where Sherif Berryman, Deputies Short Cxi en and Revenue Agent Jakes had been watching the operations WM "Bij Operation" Although the still was relative! a amall one, Sheriff Berrymtv dated that the making and scllin of illegal whiskey in the Island 3 snd Sunrise Toehead area was "fairly big operation." Arkansas officers were Interested In the destroying of the still, he snld, because the illicit whiskey was being sold on the Arkansas side of the river. Agent Jakes staled that charges of manufacturing of untaxed liquor probably would be filed against the two Negroes In Memphis later this week, and Sheriff Berryman Indicated lhat a holdover warrant on transiwrtinK untaxed liquor Into Arkansas may be filed by Arkansas authorities. The two Negroes told the officers liat- they did not own the still but lad been employed by a white man o operate it. Ujwn questioning, Hunt told the ifficers that this was hts first 'batch runoff" and lhat he was 'Just learning" to operate the still Obituaries James Milhorn lites Tomorrow Services for James W. Milhorn will be conducted at 2 p.m. tomor- ow at Cobb Kunern] Home Chape] ,ith the Hev. M. R. Griffin of- Iciating. Mr. Milhorn died this morning ifler an illness of about one week : fe was construction foreman for .he Rural Electrification Associa- :fon. The 55-year old man was » na- :lve of Caruthersvllle and lived here tor 49 years. He made his home a 332 North Broadway. Sun'lvors Include three daughters Mrs. Dora Lee Ford and Mrs. Jim- nle Davis, both of Blythtville, am Mrs. June Smith of Dell; hla moth er. Mrs. Elian Milhorn of Lo Angeles, Calif.; a brother, Georgi Milhorn of Forrest City; and twi sisters, Mrs. Grace Behrens of Lo. Angeles and Mrs. Bertha Moriarty of Memphis. • w • Mrs. Bonifield Dies; Rites Friday Mrs. Sarah Grace Bonifield die this morning at her home at 110 Holly Street after a long Illness, housewife, she had lived here flv years. She was 8«. Services will be conducted Friday in Okemah, Okla. She leaves two daughters. Mrs. T. B. Joyner of Blythevllle and Mrs. John L. Bird of Okmulgee. Okla.; and seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Cobb Funeral Home Is in charge. WHY, RUDOLPH!—Doing their best to moke "Rudolph" (a red- nosed reindeer) feel at home at their base in Korea arc U. S. Airmen Cpl. Danny Scarpall, lett, of Newark, N. J., and S/Sgt. George O. MrFnrJanri of Fairborn. O. The young (leer wandered into the ammunition supply depot, saw oil the sergeants and got buck fever. (U. S. Air Force photo from NEA-Acme.) India Gets New U. S Ambassador WASHINGTON. Sept. 12. M'y— President Truman today nominated Chester Uowles, former governor of Jonnectlont am] World War H price x>ss, as ambassador to India, Loy W. Henderson, the present envoy to India, was nominated to be ambassador to Iran, succeeding Henry F. Grady. Grady's resignation was accepted "with the great est reluctance." This shuffling of diplomats would have taken place several months ago had it not been for the Iranian oil crisis and Grady's work In try- Ing to bring about an agreement uc- twenn lhat country and Britain Two Fined $100 As Drunk Drivers Two men were fined $100 and osts each and sentenced to a day Jail in Municipal Court this morning on charges of driving while under the influence of liquor. They are Clark L. Hinton and 'ablo Morltes. They were arrested ast night by State Trooper Clyde Barker and Deputy Sheriff Holland Alkcn. Uton Ainsworth was fined $10 and costs on a charge of using a fictitious auto license. Nationwide Manhunt Underway for Escapee NEW YORK, Sept. 12. </lv-A nationwide manhunt was on lodaj for Hurry Gross, missing ex-boss ol a $20,000,000 bookmakiug empire ant star witness in New York city'.' mass graft trial of 18 policemen. Pacing a possible 65 years In prison, the dapper gambler escapee mysteriously from his Long Island home last night where he was being held In the protective custody two cops. 'Short' Brings Firemen A short circuit In the motor of a window fan at the home of Sam Hanley, 1217 West Holly, was the cause of a Ire alarm at I a.m. today. No damage resulted. Iran Sends Ultimatum Ordering British Out TEHRAN. Iran. Sept. 12. (/P)— Premier Mohammccl Mo.ssadcgh an nounced today tllspntch ot an ulti' matnm giving the British two week to resume oil talks or pull Uiel technicians from Abadan. Tlie ultimatum is being cabled t< Iranian Ambassador Nasrolltih En .czam in Washington to be turne over to U. S. Special Ambassurto W. Avercll llarrlman with the re quest lie relny it to the British Russia Blasts Arming Germans Such Action Violate! Potsdam and French Treaty, Soviet Says MOSCOW, Sept. 12. (AP) — The Soviet Union made public today a note to France declaring that rearmament of West Germany would violate not only the Potsdam Agreement but the Soviet-French Treaty, of 1944, The note coincided with the opening of Western Big Three deliberations In Washington. Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Y. Vishinskv handetl the note to French Charge d'Affaires Jeai: Brlonvnl. Diplomatic circles said they were giving the note their most serious study in view of their belief that th< Soviet Union considers the ques tion of West German rearmamcn of greatest importance among the world's troublesome issues. Moscow charged that the Western Big Three planned to rearm Germany In preparation for a new war. It said the Pleven plati to permit participation of West Germany in un European army, and St. Louis Pair Nabb«d as Saf« Theft Suspects Two St. Louts youth* were lodged In the county Jail here early today following their arrest near Leach- vllle last night on suspicions of safe burglary. The youths, O'Neal Sweethome and Glen Ray Adams, both 20, were arrested last night near tlie Arkansas-Missouri state line north of Leachville by Deputy Sheriff Floyd Burris of Leachville. The two youths were wanted for entering the home of Claude Brooks near I-eachville Sunday anti attempting to break open a family safe. According to Deputy Burrls, the youths were surprised by Mr. Brooks while attempting to break the safe open. The knob of the safe had been chislcd off. Deputy Burris said. Deputy Sheriff Charles Short who conducted the initial investigation, said that when Mr. Brooks surprised the two youths, they fled TORNADO OVER KOREA—Th« only Air Force jet bomber in Korean combat today if the North American RB-45 "Tornado," above. The craft, manned by three airmen, has five camera itaUon* and is designed for long range special missions at high speed and high altitude. It's four jet engines will develop speed: ot 550 miln an hour. All other jets in Korea are fighter planet. the house hammer, punches. leaving behind a large chisel and severs! Western European coal and steel, would violate international aaree- ments by building up German miU- the Schtmmn plan for pooling tary and industrial might. Fair at Kennett Will Open Oct. 8 KENNETT, Sept. 12--The Kennett Fail Festival, a community fair for Southeast Missouri and Northeast Arkansas, will open here Oct. 3 for a week-long run, Fair Chairman Bill Byrd said this morning. The festival Is sponsored by the of about « dozen social, civic and veterans organizations. Funds raised during the festival are spent on Kennett's city park and swimming pool. U.S. Casualty List WASHINGTON, Sept. 11. (JtV- Announced U. 8. battle casualties in Korea reached 82,362 today, an Kennett Council of Clubs, a grouplncrease of 596 since last week. MARSHALL (Continued (rom Page 1) main until now. He said he agreed to carry on until the cud ol the summer ami until after issuance of a report by the commissiyn created to recommend basic policies to govern Universal Military Training. Marshall's letter of resignation was dated Sept. 1, In Accepting it, the President paid neV tribute to the general whom he lias often described as one of the greatest generals of all time and one of the country's outstanding patriots- U.S. May >As Advertised In Life Magazine Hart Seltaffner & Marx Clothes Armed Forces Reach 5 Million WASHINGTON. Sept. 12, WV- Rep. 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