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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 19, 1949
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 1949 BI,YTHEVTT,T,E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS NegroBattles125 Police Officers Suspect Killed When House Is-Burned To Force Him Out CHICAGO, Aug. 19. W—A barricaded Negro stood o(f 125 policemen in a three-hour gun battle last nipht before they set fire to his home, then .-iddled him with bul lets as he attemnted to escape. He was wanted tor shooting i child. All during the battle, the besieged Negro, Ernest Craig, 28, continued firini" from window; with two revol"ers and a rifle. Police poured hundreds of bullets and tossed about 200 tear gas bombs Into the Uvo-story 'rarne house be- lore they applied Ihe torch. As the flames spread throughout the first door and started into ^ the upper story. Craig went out a r ^econd-stor; window ant* slid to the ground In an 18.inch passageway between his corner home and the neighboring house. Officers spotted him as he crawled along ll \e narrow opening toward the front of the building. A policeman shouted a warning and Crnig fired at him but missed. Two detectives returned the fire from chattering machine guns. The Negro's body convulsed aa shot after shot struck him. He continued firing until two other policemen moved In and emptied their revolvers Into his quivering body. Examination later showed Craig had been struck by at least 18 machinegun and pistol bullets and several shotgun pellets. A first 'ttempt to force Craig out of the building by fire failed. The officers tossed .flares into the front of the building and as the blaze bega* 1 to spread a detail ' f policemen moved into the building. They were forced back by bullets from Craig's guns, ^iremen doused the blaze and more gas bombs were thrown In. nt Craig stubbornly continued the fight and taunted police to "come in and get me." The second fire started about a half hour later and it w:. allowed to destroy the house. Five policemen were wounded in the exchange of bullets, none seriously. TAGR SKVRN Obituaries Mrs. W. C. Forbus Dies; Burial in Stee/e, Mo. Funeral rites for Mrs. Minnie Foibus. 59. wife of W. C. Forbus ol Tyler, Mo., were conducted this Ex-King Carol and Mme. Lupeseu Wed In Religious Ceremony in Portugal LISBON, Portugal, Aug. 19 (/ft— Fonner Kl.'lp Carol of Romania und Mme, F.iena Lupescu were married in a religious ceremony last ntelu (lie ex-monarch's Estorial residence rhe Rev. Haittulan • IvUovltc'h, afternoon at' Hie Tyler Baptist hcael o! tta Romanian (Greek Or- Chmcli. by the Hev Mr Cooper U'-dox) Church in Paris, came here liastor of aw cooler Baptist Church. I :o offUiate at the ceremony. Mrs. Forbus died yesterday after Carol mid Elena, whose romance short illness. She was born in Tennessee. The surs'Ivurs other than tlsei hus- liK-lucJe two daughters, Mrs. iluirisl:<:d more than two decades despite family objections and |ioli- licul uiiluwvals, were murried In Rio de Janerlo in an "extremis" Pearls;)' Mae Mi-Peters and Mrs.'civil ceremony in July. 1SM1, when Stella Vita Huberts ol St. Loius, | Eienii was believed Rt the point Under Brazilian law a dying person may In the presence o( six wit- i nesses designate Hie person *ho I wbhes to marry and, If no legal ob- Istacles intervene, the wish may be Mo., two sons, Julian Mclvln and James C. Forbu», both ol Tyler Mo.; ;uur brothers, Jack Luster and Wylie Lastei of cooler William Uaster of Huffman, and Vy'er; and four ! nett Arnold Eva Halley of Ella Davis and Miss Vera Lester, both Jf Hollywood, Calif. The Cobb Funeral Home of Bly- thevitle was In charge of arrangements. Burial was In the Cooler, Mo., Cemetery. coi'rt. THr Brazilian ceremony WHJ attended by the necessary witnesses tnc punllo officials to nuke It legal under the civil law that permits marriage "in extremis." Ciena's Influence during Carol's reli'ii as King of Romania had been so great she had been known as the "uncrowned queen." carol preferred her to his royal consort, Helen. Twice she accompanied him into exile. As cr.wn prince he renounced hLs rlsht to tho throne ai:d went into ex-Jc. H" and Mme. Lupcscu were together In Italy for almost five years. When he returned to Romania and was*cwwncd king, Elena followed The years later she followed him int'j exile when he gave up the throne rather than accept German domination during World War II. LUXORA NEWS Eastern Star Delegates AttendCanadian Meeting Mrs B. R. nosiii), Luxora, and Mrs. Ruth Slayton, Joiner, In a pur- ty witli - oilier women from Ark- -GOLDEN RULE Continued from page 1. benefit Christmas program; the Rev. L. T. Lawrence, who was instrumental In the youth program; J. C. Buchanan and Steve Bowker, who led the membership drive which was listed as one. of the 12 most successful in the United Stales by the national Chamber; and Sam M. Hodges. Jr.. publisher of the Osceola Times which 1ms .served to publicize and promote the city. Mayor Extends Welcome Mayor Ben F. Butler gave the State Hospital Board To Discuss Escape of Criminal Ward Inmates LITTLE ROCK, Aug. 19 (AP) — The escape ol three Inmates from Ihe criminal ward of the Little Rock unit WHS to be discussed by Ihe State Hospital Board of Control ere today One of the three who fled early V!:dnesdny morning was near deuth oday, one was still at liberty and he leader of the break was back in listed}'. Ollle Ray Doshier, accused of rap- ns a lordyce waitress July 5. auf- ered a broken leg in dropping from he roof of a one-story wing of he hospital. His condition became rltlcal late yesterday when, state lospita! physicians said, he develop- d a leakage of fat substance from he fracture Into his blood stream. Herbert Lee Craig, 29. sent to the hospital from Drew County for mental observation, was captured an a train at Newport. Ark., yesterday. State Police Sgt. Guy Grant quoted him as saying he engineered he break, using saw blades which vere in hLs shoes when he was ar- •ested for Arkansas authorities In Tiilsa, Okla. Still at large was Herman Hor- ;oti. 34. who had been sent to the lospital for observation from Se- baMinn County, where he (nces charges of burglary and grand larceny. welcoming Idress and noted the city's personality growth. the 'We have suffered the usual growing pains arid the pains of'TcacUon- aries, but T now believe we are achieving personality maturity which is evidenced by the cooperation everyone has given the Chamber of Commerce," he stated. Out of town guests at the meeting, Introduced by Basil Segraves included T. R. Oreen, West Memphis; J. T. Hultsman, Wynne; James Bledsoe, West Memphis- J?en W. Hie: ,, Little Rock. * Rev. L. T. Lawrence gave the invo'-at' n. * , Mr. Fergus introduced Arthur W Bowen/ who was recenMy named president of the chamber, and other incoming and outgoing officers. New officers include Herbert Hobbs. vice president; Ralph Woodruff, second vice president: O. E Dean, who was re-elected treasurer- and Charles Jolliff, -who will 'continue to be manager. Mr. Fergus closed the meeting by asking for continued cooperation with the Chamber's work. Midshipmen, Cadets Join for Maneuvers Midshipman Prank G. Pcrrin United States Naval Academy, sor of Mr. and Mrs. Electra s. Perrin of Osceola, is among the 350 midshipmen and as many cadets from Wcs gjpmt. participating In amphtbiou. Jftrainins at Little Creek. Va. They are scheduled to conduct an assaul landing, called LEX II. under sun uJated bnttle conditions, tomorrow Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, 111., Aug. 19. (AP) — (USDA) — Hogs 1000; 180 Ibs up steady; , other weights of sows sleady to 25 lower; 200-250 His 21.25-50; top 21.50- 260300 Ibs 20.00-25; 330-450 Ibs 'l6.00- 16.50; 180-190 Ibs 20.15-31.00: 140170 Ibs 18.00-10.50; 100-130 Ibs 16.00-17.50; sows 400 Ibs down 165018.00; heavier weights 11.01-13.50. 13.00-16.CO- Cattle 800; calves 800: mostly odd lots steers and heifers on sale with these mostly of a kind to sell from 18.00-23.00; canners and cutters 1100-13.15. Boy Scout Leaders Place Emphasis On Need for Sponsoring Agencies The North Mississippi County* Jistrict of The Boy Scouts of Amer. ca today launched an educational l)roei'nm to inform the public of wonting activities and solicit leadership and su|j|K>rt. R. A Porter, district chairman, named a Committee on Education to conduct the program. J. M. Cleveland, Monroe Cniln, and Wilson Bohaning. field icout executive, compose the commute*. In connection with the new phase of scout work. Mr. Porter pointed out thai in the years since the war, scouting has waned in Mississippi County but has shown a definite comeback this year. He added, however, that this county now has 31 active units in scouting, which Is only about one third enough to reach all the boys who want scouting. A recent decision to lower the ages of boys In scouting—eight- year-old boys can now be Cubs and 11-year-old boys can be Scouts- even more units will be needed Mr. Povter Indicated that plans arc being made to organize several new unite., but there is a dalay caused by sponsoring institutions. He pointed out that religious Institutions, schools, civic clubs, farm groups or just a group of interested citizens could qualify as sponsoring institutions. James M. Roy, extension chairman for North Mississippi County District, should be contacted by Institutions wishing to sponsor Scout units, Mr. Porter said. Two Missco Men Elected Directors By Flying Farmers Charles Rose of Rowland and E. M. Regenold were elected dlict-tors of the Arkansas Flying Farmers Association at the organization's annual meeting at Adams Field In Little Rock yesterday. Mr. Rose is a former president of [he association and Mr. Reynold Is president of the First National Bank ol B]ythcvllle and a planter at Armorel. G. R. Jones of Almyra, Arkansas County, was elected president and other officers include: David Henson, vl;-.e president; and Carmela Stilling*.- Little Rock, secretary and treasurer. Several other Mississippi County members of the association attended the annual meeting for the flying farmers, ansas i\Yis.--!.«sipul. and Texas points. are on a three-week rail trip to Canadian and Eastern United SUles cities. The pirlj loft Memphis August 4 lor Toronto, Ontario, to attend the General Grand Chapter of the Or- dei of thr Eastern Star, as delegates. Upon conclusion of Ihe convention on Ausust 11, the party lell for visits to Ihe following cities: Montreal. Ottawa, Quebec Niagara Falls, New York City, Washington. D. C . and Memphis. Tliey aro due to arrive home August. 24 This Is the sixth consecuilvc cot.venlton attendance for Mrs. Bncan a fdimcr grand matron of Arnansis. Convening; once every three years, Mrs. nogtin has visited Tampa, Pla.. Ilulliuiapolls. San Francisco, nncl Chicago, as u voting delegate, d«ccey, this week. Mr .and Mis. Jim McCullougti and lamily returned home Wednesday Irom i two week vacation in the Arkansas OzarltS. James E Permenter, Aulen Chlt- wcxid, and Ruy Olive, Veterans AB- cicultniAl Instructors, are. ii\ F,<y- cteville attending a three-week course tit the University of Arkansas. All were accompanied by tneir lamiHcs. Mr*. J. W. Lynch left this week for a week's visit with her two son.s In flint. Mich. 'WIZARD' Steel can bt made strong enough to wi d ds per ua p f"! OI uare nch. Continued from Page 1. mendation signed by the late President Roosevelt thanking him for serving on tile Selective Service Board. It was not until after Uie late war that the Klan began to emerge again as a factor in Southern life under the leadership of Dr. Green. For hi- activities in reorganizing and revitalizing the Klan, he recently was made "Imperial Wizard " Formerly he was called the "Grand Dragon." Green was a native of Atlanta. He attended Emory-at-Oxford, G» and the Eclectic Medical College at Cincinnati, Ohio. He is survived SuO.OM | by his widow, two sons, Samuel Jr and Alfred j., and a daughter Vir- I'crsonal.s The Luxora HOOK Club met Tuesday night :il Hie home of Miss Evu Cooke, witli 12 members pre.sctil. Mrs. Clara Mitflin presided over Ihe Business meeting In the absence of the president. Mrs. Aulen lliitwood. Mrs. A, B. Bradley a review of (lie book '-No Trumpet Before Him", by Nelia Gardner White. After a social hour, the hostess served a dessert course. Mr. .ind Mrs. W .C. Flowarrt anil 3,-anddsugmer, Miss Dixie Hazel Howard, left Wednesday for a lew clays' visit with relatives on Oklahoma. Luxoraiw confined In Memphis hospitals tills week, and rc,ror'.ed improved following operations, include Mrs Hyman Kurtz and A. W. Walls. Mr. and Mrs. Ned Fnrdcece.v of Alexandria. La., and Mrs. Joe Kourl. of Border, Tex., are the guests of their parents. Mr. and Mrs. N. Far- Hollywood Continued from l j age 6 Eno] P-ynn. Old directors hnvo dil'ftTcnt Icch- mJuc.s thuti young ones . . . an old ditectoi's idea or a love ai-eni; is u couple on a back porch holding Liatuls lu Ihe young diiectoi'.s love scouc, the only kv.viulK ihcy t\uve to hojd -UP the lending ninn's. Ol course ibis dn^sn'l apply (o Hie directors a( I'uraniounl. 'J'liey art ri'iilly nol old . . , U'.s just Unit Irving In makr Crosby tninig li »lial iit;tkt'S llu'tn look lh;il \vny. .My OIMI opinion Is Hut I lie ulii iMri'clui.s arc doing all rlghl. 'I'lu-y ai p hi greul shaiic. Von'ri know H'luil l mi'iin If >'ou vnv them tl,-,lil it nut at (he A c a ilc in > Award Dinner. However, 1 am going to g«t some ind ol vacation after my precunt picture is finished. Everybody says jt an actor or a producer or a director should leave town every year get rt Ircsh sltitit on Ute. I agree with him and I make tt a policy to leave town nftcr every picture— ol course, I have to. NEW Box Opens Week Days 1:00 p.m. Mulinee Saturday »fc Sundays Mat.-Sun. 1 p.m. Cent. Showing ManHa, Ark. Slinwi EVER* NIGHT Man Dies by Soaking Self In Gas, Lighting Match SAN ANTONIO, Tex., Aug 19— M>,—Jeptha J. Allen, 50, saturated himself with gasoline yesterday, touched a match to his clothing and died a flaming torch. Justice of the peace John N. 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