The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 13, 1951 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 13, 1951
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER IS, 1951 Bl/YTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIVB Arkansas News Briefs— J. E. Covington to Direct U. of A. Until Jones Successor Is Named By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LITTLE ROCK—Joe E. Covingtan, assistant to Dr. Lewis 'Webster Jones as president of the University of Arkansas for three years, will direct the Institution until a new president is appointed. College of Ozarks President, Dr. Fred A. Walker, to Leave ijkirder Charge Fifed in Forrest City FORREST CITY—Joe Nichols, 60, has been charged with first degree murder in the shotgun slaying of his nephew, Erwin Quinn, Quiiin, 40, was shot to death Tuesday on a farm on Crowley's Ridge near here. Negro Slaying Case Ends in Mistrial WYNNE—The trial of a 74-year-old farmer charged with killing a Negro ended in a mistrial here last night. A Jury was unable to reach a decision after deliberating for seven hours. North Little Rock Pjolice Under Probe NORTH LITTL'E ROCK—A city council committee was to meet here today to look into charges that a city jail prisoner had been beaten by officers.—Mayor Ross Lawhon charged yesterday that a Jacksonville resident, arrested by state police and lodged in jail here, had been beaten severely about the face. Magnolia Man Cleared of Murder Charge MAGNOLIA—A first degree murder charge has been dropped against James R. Mason, 27, in the fatal shooting of his wife after prosecutor Harry Crunipler said a truth serum v test established the man'! innocence. El Dorado Man Charged with Murder t EL DORADO—An El Dorado man has been charged with first ;ree murder in the fatal beating of his wife. Deputy Prosecutor Hugh Warden last night filed the charge against Tommy A. Pledger, accused of slaying Mrs. Gladys May Pledger, 43. McMath to Make Address in St. Louis JONESBORO—Governor McMath has been named to make the keynote address at the national convention of the Young Democratic Clubs in St. Louis Oct. 4-5-6. CLARKSVILLE, Ark., Sept. 13. (API—Arkansas has lost Its second educational leader in a week's time. Dr. Fred A. Walker, president ot he College of the Ozarks, resigned esterday. Last Friday, Dr. Lewis Webster ones, president of the University f Arkansas, submitted hii resigna- ion. Dr. Walker, president of the Pres- yterian school since September, 949, said he is quitting to rejoin he staff of the Presbyterian or- ihanage in Farminglon, Mo. He will serve as religious superintendent of he institution. He said he was leaving the Ozarki post because of the health of his amily—he has two daughters—and the desire to return to the type of oclal service-religious work for which I am prepared by training and experience." Dr. Herbert E. Buchanan was chosen by Ozarks' board of trustees serve as acting president until •he position can be filled perman- Tiny Steam Train Reminds French oi American Friends ORLEANS. Prance (.-Py—Children of this ancient French city have daily reminder of American friendship—a tiny steam train that puffs and whistles and rings a bell as it hauls excited little passengers. The train, goal of a $4,500 drive in Sedwick County, in south central Kansas, recently was presented to the children of Orleans by Miss Edith Hedges, of Wichita. Kalis. Her father, Bert Hedges, Wichita businessman, is chairman of the Wichita-Orleans committee in UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). The two cities are "sister cities" in UNESCO. Fred A. Walker ently. A former professor of mathcmatlc: at Tulane university, Dr. Buchanan a native of Arkansas and a ne phesv of Dr. George Earle. Dr. Earl was president of Ozarks for 50 of il in year history. He headed the in stltution when it moved from Can Hill to Clarksville in 1891, Dr. Walker, who first joined th staff as vice president under Dr Wiley Lin Hurie In 1048, leaves his post at a lime when a merger of the school and Arkansas' second Presbyterian college is being considered. Jookie Czar 'Walked in Sun' Harry Grost Found Placing Bet at Race Track in Atlantic City ATLANTIC, NJ.. Sept. 13. </!>)— Bookie Czar Harry Gross says he slipped away from police guarding htm for New York City's largest, graft trial to spond a qutet day at the races. Hunted throughout the nation and feared dead because of threats If he testified against 18 policemen accused of protecting his $20,000,- 000-a-ycar empire, Gross was arrested at the race track here yesterday. Nonchalantly cashing tickets at the $100 window, the hefty 35-year- old betting king asked. "What have I clone?! Just felt like getting away for a few days." "It was only a walk in the sun,' he told newsmen, after waiving hearing in New Jersey on FBI charges of fleeing to avoid testifying. The FBI turned the handcuffed kingpin gambler over to Brooklyn District Attorney Miles p. Me Donald who sped to Atlantic City to retrieve his star witness in the $1, 000.000-a-year police bribe trial. The mass trial was postponed un til tomorrow aflcr Gross dramatic ally disappeared from his Atlnnti Beach, N.Y., home Wednesda- night. Two Ancient Autos Reach Fourth Leg of Journey To New York; 'Excuse My Dust/ One Now Says Little Rock Motor Freight Line Picketed LITTLE ROCK—A picket line has been established around the East Texas Motor Freight lines' terminal here, company spokesmen say they don't know why. Malaria Worries Montana HELENA. Mont. (AP)—The state health board in Montana will test blood smears for doctors who suspect a patient of having malaria. The board ' z announced they want to prevent an outbreak of the tropical disease in this far north state. They fear it may be spread by infected servicemen from Korea. 39 Feared Lost On French DC-3 The Island of Cypress Is the source of copper, which gives it its name PEEPIGNAN. France. Sept. 13. W)—Airport officials here said today 3fi passengers and three crewmen are aboard a French DC-3 plane missing on its run over the Mediterranean from Toulouse. France, to Oran, North Africa. Authorities at Toulouse .said earlier .there were only-eight passengers and three crewmen. They apparently did not include 28 others who boarded the plane here. Traffic Deaths High On Roadway Curves CHICAGO (AP)—You may find taking a turn on two wheels very exhiierating, but you can kill yourself and others very easily by doing so. W. Dean Keefer, director of! safety engineering for the eKmperi insurance group, says a recent stu- I dy in 20 states indicates that !1 per cent of the fatal accidents occurred when R motor vehicle left the road at a curve and either overturned or struck a fixed object, another vehicle, or a pedestrian. "Many motorists who drive at excessive speeds make the additional mistake of waiting until they are on a curve before slowing down," he continued. Keefer explained that to make a turn properly a motorist should slow down before entering the curve and then accelerate slightly as the vehicle rounds the curve. The driving power In the rear wheels makes steernig more effective and helps keep the vehicle under control. Moscow 'Peace Council' Plans New Meeting VIENNA, Sept. 13. (^—Another meeting of the Moscow-controlled "world peace council" is scheduled to open today in Prague, Czechoslovakia, it was learned In Western circles here. No advance mention of the council meeting has appeared tn the Communist press so far. But Western intelligence groups heard about it a week tigu. The meeting was regarded here as holding a hint of Moscow's answer to the West's "diplomatic vic^ tory in the signing of the Japanese Peace Treaty. Western observers in Vienna said they believe the council would make a new call to the United Nations to sponsor a "pact of pence" among the big five powers, including Communist China. CLEVELAND, Sept. 13. OP)—Two iclent autos that were fashionable bout the time the first world war roke,out in Europe headed toward uffalo today on the fourth leg of heir Chicago-New York race. Jack Brause, 76, driving a 1913 tanley Steamer, is 45 minutes be- ind In elapsed time since leav- ig Chicago. But he exuded con- idence as he sipped a beer after SOVIET TARCET7-A report from the China Union Press news agency at Taipeh, Formosa, says Russia plans to seize the 3 aracel Islands off the coast ol lfrench Indo-China for use as a supply base for the Soviet Far East Fleet. Newsmap above locates the island group. Memphis Blonde, Fiance Escape Trestle Trap MEMPHIS, Term., Sept. 13. A 20-year-old blonde and her Hance won a desperate encounter with po&sitaJe death last night after they were trapped on a trestle by a speeding streamliner, Miss Edith Forsythe escaped with bruises and scratches by scrambling alongside the tracks while the wheels of the Illinois Central's "City of New Orleans" thundered past. Her 23-year-old fiance, Robert F. Taylor, was struck by the engine when he turned buck, to aid her and was hurled into a creek 50 feet below. A companion, Terry Kirk, 24, leaped from the trestle. The three said they were so busy Senators Seek Aims Bill Okay Passage Predicted For 4th Straight Day On $61 Billion Fund WASHINGTON, Sept. 13. TO — Senate leaders, for the fourth straight day, expressed confidence :hcy will push through today a $61,103,8313,030 defense money bill. The other three days they failed, bu' this time they have a limit on de bate to help them. After some haggling over tin time limits, Democratic Leader Me Farliuid of Arizona induced hi. colleagues to hold talk about eacr amendment, to 30 minutes, wind up debate on the bill itself t two hours. Some restrictions were added the big money bill yesterday. I still retained, however, a spccla $5.000.000,000 for added new air'pow Besides carrying funds to but! up the strength of the armed forci deterrent to possible Commu nist aggression, the measure won provide money for new secret wea pons which President Truman ha called "fantastic." Iraq Assails UN BAQHDAD. Irag (AP)—The Ira cabinet ruled that there would no United Nations anniversary ce ebration here Oct. 24 as a pprotc against the U.N. attitude on Ar problems. riving last night. 'From here on, just excuse my st," he grinned (p reporters. "I t off to a bad start but I'm going say goodbye to Rube in the onilng. I won't s« k-m »««1n 'titt we t to New York." Rube DeLaunty Is the other constant in the race to see which as—and Is—the best car. He is 10 nd his "hot rod" job Is a 1911 oddnrd Dayton. He has an elapsed time of 22 ours and 31 minutes for the 448.9 lies from Chicago to Cleveland. It as taken Brause 23 hours and, 16 inutes. Tires Changed Twice DeLaunty had to change tires wlce on the stretch from Detroit. ut last night a couple of experts rom an Akron the company were spatrhcd to see what they could j about a pesky rim that pinches Is tires. Brause's boiler kicked up a fuss ist this side of Toledo 1 , hut after nine-minute workout with the ose lines he had it steaming agnin. Later on. a cop drove up in re-arranged stunt, It seemed, the O]j snlcl, trying to conceal a smile that the steamer was doing W- mlle-an-hour in a 25-mile zone. Brause Pockets Ticket Brause pocketed a ticket telling him to appear before the mayor on his next trip to Loraln and drove on. Thousands of DCTSOM lined th« ute as the two old-timers rods to Cleveland. Sirens of pollca- corts drowned out th.8 vehicle* ft ing and puffing. The two hope to reach Buffalo, 1 miles away, tonight and New ork Sunday or Monday. Both ivcrs are employes of Chicago's useum of Science and Industry, hlch Is sponsoring the race with opulnr Mechanics Magazine. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Thursday "BARON OF ARIZONA" Vincent Price Ellen Drew firing .22 caliber rifles at targets in the creek they failed to hear the approaching train. Taylor suffered a possible broken back. Kirk received a broken leg and internal injuries. 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