The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 24, 1949 · Page 12
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Wednesday, August 24, 1949
Page 12
Start Free Trial

PAGE TWELTB BtATHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 194> Plucky English Schoolboy Defeats Channel Tides in Successful Swim DOVBl mgUnd, Aug. 24, (AP)—. Philip Mlckman, 1>, conquered the tricky «rat«r« of the English Channel today after two previous unsuccessful Iriej. Tli« plucky Yorkshire v-boo)boy, who swim the gruelling distance in 23 hours nut 4C minutet, was the first to make il this year. Mickman sw*m the last few miles In darkness and drizzling rain. He wtded ashore at Kingsdown, seven miles rorineasl of Dover, at 5:33 »jn. British summer time ,liis as- joclites raid. Meanwhile, Cuban Swimmer Jose Cortinas plunged Into Ihe water at Cap Gris Nez. Prance, at 5:25 a.m. (11:13 p.m.) Today for his second ClMnnel attempt this month. After reaching shore at Kingsdown, Mlrkman boarded the boat thp.t accompanied him on the jwlrn and returned to Dover. Smiling broadly, the chunky schoolboy walked up the beach at Little Rock Man Is Up for Second Charge of Murder HAMBURG, Ark., Aug 24—(/Pi- Hugh Write, 40, Little Rock, again is charged with murder, this time of his father who obtained his freedom after his conviction on the first charge. He Is accused of fatally beating his 64-year-old parent, City Marshall Mead w. White, of Portland, Ark. Prosecutor John P. Gibson of Dennott, Ark., said Hint White had confessed that he struck the fatal blows without motive. While was convicted in Texas, for the tnurder of a felloiv oil field worker March 29, 1939, and sentenced to 40 years. Ho was given Dover wrapped in a huge blanket. He wss hurried to his ahorefront hotel by his father, William H. Mickman, and trainer E, H. Tennne, who I* a two-time Channel swimmer. A few minutes later the British Union Jack was hoisted over the hotel. Hoi Bath ' Mickman was hustled into a hot bath to ?et rid of the heavy coating of grense which had protected him from the chilly Channel water. Reporters were asked to leave the boy alone !or the time being. Shirley May Prance. Somerset. Mass.. !ii?h school girl, who hopes to make the Channel swim this season, was among the first to congratulate Mickman. Her father, J. Walter Prance, who was aboard the boat which accompanied Mickman across the Channel was full of praise for the vouth. Shirl.=y May Joined her father. J. Wslter Prance aboard Mlckman's escort boat for the last hours of the swim. "It was the pluckiest piece of swimming I have ever seen," France declared. "We learned a lot fron it." Shirley May has delayed her attempt to make the swim until the first week In September. Mickman's father said the swin was "the story of a boy who would n't give up.. "Conditions were ideal, except thi tide was so strong," he said. Didn't Give Up "At midnight we thought Hii didn't have a chance because of th »trong tide. We advised him to giv up. but hr refused, so there nothing we could do about it. H insisted on continuing. It took hii another five hours lo swim shore." Mickman was the iirst of man would-be Channel swimmers conquer the 20-mile distance fron near Cap Gris Nez. Prance, to Eng land tl.i.s year. In Ihe past tv. weeks alone, the other aspirniv have bten turned back by the ic Channel waters that chill throng heavy grease layers.. The Yorkshire lad tried unsm cessfully last year to make tl swim and again on last July 2 when he was forced to give up only • few miles from Dover. Although the direct line route acm>3 l>!e si raits is 20 mile.s, swimmers actuslly cover a far greater distance to overcome the strong ' Channel current.?. \ Siwcek Mickman fell far short of the ] Fivnrl a conditional pardon Jan. 20, 1944 after his father appeared before Ihe Texas parole board to appeal for clemency. A former employe of the Southern Cotton Oil Company, Little ock, he had been living with his ther at Portland, small southeast •kansas town about 20 miles east here. Marshall White was fatally beat- at, his home Saturday night nci died Sunday in a Ij-ike Village ospital. Elis son first reported that as father wast struck by a stran- :r, who also attacked him. After two days of questioning le prosecutor and Ashley County heriff B. A. courson, White con cssed late yesterday, Gibson sale "He told us the killing in •as under similar circumstances. 01 n impulse," the prosecutor report d. , Gibson said he would file a mo ion to have White sent lo th late hospital for mental obscrva ion. Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. II Aug. 24—</P|— CUSDA) — Hogs 8.50C weights 180 Ibs up and sows stead mostly 25 lower than avcrag Tuesday; lighter weights '^5 lo 5 o\ver; spots more; bulk good choice 200-250 Ibs 21.00-25; to 21.50 for two loads; 200-300 1 9.50-21.00; around :«0 Ibs 18.25; 180-190 Ibs 20.25-75; 140-110 Ibs 17.00-19.25; few 19.50;; 100-130 Ib ligs in light supply, mostly 14.0016.75;; few light pigs down to 13.00; ;ood sows 400 Ibs down 16.50-18.00; lew to 18.25; heavier weights 13.0(110.00; ;fe\v 16.25: slags 11.00-13.50. Cattle 3.200; calves 1.100; opening steady on all classes with strictly choice 990-lus yearling steers at 28.50 on shipper account; odd head lo 29.00: few lots of gcod lightweight steers 24.00-2li.bO; high good 1,007-lb average 27.25; little done on lower grades; some Inquiry for replacement however; medium aarf good heifers and mixed yearling largely 20.00-26.00; few good to choice 26.50-21.00; common a n d medium beef cows 14.00-15.00; few medium and good 15.00-50; canners and cutter largely 11.00-13.75; good : bulls fully steady; around la.fjO- 1!3.DO: slow on lower grades with bidding unevenly lower; ve.iler.s steady: good niui choice 25.00-30.00; commou and medium 18.00-24.00. Mrs. Roosevelt, Cardinal Visit Late President's Wife Admits that Spellman Called HYDE PARK, N.Y., Aug. 24. (/P»— r.s. Franklin D. Roosevelt revealed day that Francis Cardinal Spell- .an paid her a friendly visit here riday. Yesterday Mrs. Roosevelt re- inicd her discuss I oil of federal aid 3 education In her newspaper col- mu, "My Day"—somewhat modlfy- ig her views in free transporta- on of students to private schools. oday in her column she mentioned lie prelate's visit to the Roosevelt amily estate. A month ago Cardinal Spellman. oman Catholic Archbishop of New 'ork. attacked Mrs. Roosevelt's lews on the separation of church ml state. He accused he of "anti- Catholic bias" and views "un- vortliy of an American mother" or her writings on the Barden Bill for federal school aid. Later, In an exchange of letters. .he Cardinal and the former first ady reached a formal reconcilla- lon. Miss Malvlna Thompson, Mrs. Roosevelt's secretary, said the Cardinal stopped at Hyde Park on a trip to dedicate a Catholic chapel at Peekskill. "The Cardinal stopped by in his own car," Miss Thompson said. "He had a monstgnor with hJm, and he met Mrs. Roosevelt. "She offered htm some iced tea, and he took a little. The Cardinal stayed about 45 minutes. It was just a friendly conversation." Miss Thompson said she did not know what was discussed, and said Mrs. Roosevelt declined to amplify Baby f fephaiti Indira Given to Tokyo Children CALCUTTA —</P>— Baby elephant Indira, gift of Prime Minister Jawaharal Nehru to Tokyo children, Is now here as guest of the West Bengal government. She Is awaiting shipment to Japan. Bh« was captured three years ago in a Mysore forest and trained In the jungle to carry wood from place to place. She Is now 15. A feeder and a trainer will travel with her to Tokyo. Read Courier News Want Ad*. BEST BUY IN TOWN UNMASKED KLANSMKN PREPARE FOR PARADE—Unmasked Ku Klux Klansmen gather around American flag in hideout near Pell City, Ala,, as they prepare for motorcade through the town. They are without masks in obedience to new Alabama law which prohibits them. Klan officials redicted 1,000 members would parade, but only 58 showed up. (AP Wirepnoto). Obituaries Rites at Cooter For Returned War II Victim the remarks in her column. Cardinal Spellmnn's office said tt had no comment. of Bohemia In 1926. The \>n\s.s, however, gL'iierully record time." listed for the Channel j const d e r& Frenchman Georges crossing. The record for the swim is Michel, credited with crossing in II listed -by the World Alamanac as 10 hours And .six minutes that year, hours, -45 rrJr.utes—set by Benccsla-s to be t:ic record holder Truman Planning To Make Three Labor Day Trips WASHINGTON. Aug. 24. (JT) — President Truman is planning to make three airplane flights on Labor Day, Sept. 5. concluding them u'illi ht5 first visit home to Missouri since Christmas. His schedule lor that day as now planned calls for [lights: From Washington to Pittsburgh for mi address around noon to tiie Allegheny County Free Fair. From Pittsburgh to Des Molnes, Iowa, to address the annual convention of the AMVETS. an organization of veterans of World War II. Tills address will be made In the afternoon. i From Des Moines to Missouri, af- 1 ter^trYe AMVETS talk, to spend a couple of nights at ills home. In I Independence, where Mrs. Tnnnan and daughter Margaret are spending Lhetr vacation. j Mr. Truman Is going to Philaclc]- ] plua next Monday to address the : annual convention of the American Legion. Original plans call for him to make this [.rip by plane, but there were indications today that It may be .shifted to train travel. COOTER, Mo., Aug. 24--Funeral service.? will be held here Friday afrerno-m tor Sgt. Earl Bnrger. who was killed in action In the Battle cif the Bulge in Belgium on Dec, 26. 1944 The body will arrive in Steele Thursday and services will be con- dtr:ted u. the Methodist Church at 2:30 pm by the pastor. Rev. Marvin Niblick Burial will be in Mt Zion Cemetery. Sgt. Ba! gor, wl 10 was born Ma; 26, 191C. lived in Cooter until hi miiered -service in April of 1944. He Assessments Ordered Set At 20% Level LITTLE ROCK, Aug. 24 (AP) — j Arkansas' county equalization j x>ards have been ordered to equal-' ize property a-sse-s-sments at 20 percent of Iruf value. If that figure is not reached, the Arkansas Tax Commission has warned H will either order blanket asse&smont increases or reduce uiil- ily assessments accordingly. Chairman C. P. Newton said the •rommifcsion fixes the assessment of utility companies at 20 percent or more or true value and added that there should be no discrimination between cla.s-ses of property. The new commission, which on O j '-. 3 beconi e.s e mpo wered to increase or reduce assessments of any county, city or school district, will seek assessments of 25 percent of true value r.ext year. Newton said. Blytheville Group Tours New Grade School at Steele App rox im ately 18 persons jour- leyed to Steele, Mo., yesterday af- ernoon to inspect the recently- completed Steele grade • school >uilding. The tour of the school was ar- •anged by Oscar Feudler, chairman of the Chamber of Commerce's Education Committee, and those aresent include representatives of ;he various local PTA's, school officials and members of the Chamber of Commerce. Riley P. Knight, superintendent of Steele schools conducted the Blythevllle group on its tour of the new building. Party Organization Play Role in Soviet Harvest wa. c - sen' overseas in September that year. lie Is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mityme Roberts Barger, I wo children, willftie ami Lewis, all of Mt, Clrmm*. Mich.; his parents. Mr. j MOSCOW - f.'TV- Communist antf Mrs J. G. Barger; two broth- j party organizations are playing a ers Lee ana Dee Barger: four sis- | large role in the 1949 Soviet harvest. ter.s. Mrs (Catherine Edwards. Mrs. i There are 36.000 agitators working Arietta Bryan, Mrs. Pauline Craw- | '" the Rostov district, for example. ford and Miss Sue Barger, all of i '" 1 " il ° fii'st days of the harvest, Cooter • i however," said "Culture and Life,' German Undertaking Company ol ."have shown that Jf You can't just window-shop o car as different a* tf>« Nash Airflyt*. You have to view its streamlining from all angles, step inside its Airflyte inferior—drive It out where the going is rough. And when you hove a complete picture of all the vatue you get In th* Airflyte—and onJy in the Nash Airflyte — then it's time to talk price. You'll find our delivered price on both the Ambassador Airflyte and "600" Airflyte presents the finest dollar-for- dollar value in any automobile. Before you invest in any car, come in and let u* dem- onslrate the beit buyjn town. Shelton Motor Co. 215 South Second Phone 4438 Sleele : s in charge. Fewer than one-fifth of all si sailing irutter the British flag more than 20 vears old. number of party organizations have not developed active political work among ihe nia.sses, " High School Seniors To Register Friday; Others Monday, Tuesday W. D. Tommey, high school principal, said today that registration would start Friday for the fall term. Mr. Tommey emphasized the need for the students to report on the days scheduled for their particular classes. Senior students will register Fr!- j day from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in i the high school office. Junior and j sophomore students will register • Monday, and the freshman stu- I dents will register Tuesday. . j Classes will begin September 5.-^ [ It took qfi yea r.s to build Great Pyramid of Egypt, the Read Courier News Want Ads. 11(11 W * • Nylon brings you Long Wear* Light Weight, Lavish Color and Washability! Here's a Cozy Classic Stormy Jacket Here'i th« way to meet wintry winds •tylt. From the top of Ihe mellow mouton collar, right down its longer CMUftl linec, McGregor's Stormy G*b will keep you co*y but classy. The outer shell it sturdy, worvt*d blend gabardine with two huge, hand warming pocket*. Inside, the woo lite lining chuckles at chill*. Fitt the way you want with Adjmlable *ide taU. $2500 resenting the ew /oupe deVille 1 i-urATRArtD above is ;lic Coupr At \illr—an ultra ,im,m new Cadillac IwHy type, rioignnl tor rhuse who seek (he Itw-swrpi lines ami open litinrss of a con- vcrtiMe—combined with the comfort, lOnvcmcncc *nd safety of a closed car. Jt is a classic example of niodrniiiy And practicality— one of [lie most desirable and mr^r useful models ever to is-suc from the boants of Cadillac designers. ^ el—smart and ttrautitul as it is—the Coupr de Villc's greatest superiority lies in the chaysU on uliich it is built, hir, like <i//Cadillacs, the core of it? goo,!- nes* is fmind in its ptr/ormanft — in ihe wonderful capacity ot it* new V-typt engine; in the soft, even, rc.slful manner in which it rolls over the highway; in the easy, effort)CM response to steering wheel and brakes, ^t is, truly, x symphony in motion. \Ve should he pleased indeed to give yon full derails about thix wonderful ncu- body type—as *ell as the other beautiful models which grace our showroom. \\hy not come in at your earliest convenicmr.J MEAD'S HlMAIMtTRIlT V,,, , I...M, f __ , NYLON 4ITI-FREEZE LINED JACKET *22 50 Here'i a Nylon jacket tailored by McGregor for warmth, wear and wainability—with a wind-rep«ll«nt 100% Nylon shell that'i Zelan-trcated to b* water and anow-repel- lent, too! PIu« a aoft, full Nylon lining, rt'» th« firet completely waahabl* lined jackatl SULLIVAN-NELSON CHEVRLOET CO. 301 West Walnut Phon« 578 M MEAD'S V. *•«<.,- ,. 111 MAIN STRUT

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free