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J*AOB TT70 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 1*4* Arkansas Bank President Shot Slayer of Jasper Banker Is Kilted Following Attack JASPER. Ark., June 1— (IP)— A bank president was wounded fatally and shortly afterward his assailant—whose motive was uncertain—was shot dead in this small Ozarks mountain town lute yesterday. The banker. J. W. Moore, 62. head of the Newton County Bank here, died at 1:30 a.m. today in a Harrison, Ark., hospital. He wii.s shot in the abdomen. His wife was at the bedside. The dead man was Identified from papers on his person as Albert Herman Mayer. 3-1. once of Chicago but more recently of Route 2, Roland, Ark., near Little Rock. Moore was shot while talking to a friend on the lawn of Ihp Newton county courthouse. Then Mayer ran into the building where he exchanged shots with Sheriff Rus- sell.Burdine and others but finally was killed by a shot through the neck. Wrote "Crazy Loiter" ; Burdine said he learned after the shooting thnt Mayer recently wrote a "crazy letter" to the "courthouse" at Jasper in which he demanded $10.000. . Other sources said .Mayer in 19-16 purchased some preperty in Newton County, sold It after a -short time at a considerable loss and recently had written letters to Jasper residents contending he had been defrauded. . Sheriff Burdine said Moo,c was talking to Roscoe Phillips, a real ^estate dealer, when Mayer got out of an automobile, said "What's' going on liere?" and opened fire. . Nobody said that Phillips or Moore had anything to do with tile real estate transaction. Mayer, Burdine said, carried cl^ht pounds of ammunition for • his! pistol. Most of it was In a small j bag found near htm alter he was shot, the sheriff said. Moore was the father of Prosecutor Gene Moore of Harrison and .Dr. Lex Moore, Harrison dentist, .who la a member of the Arkansas State Police Commission. " r .iLOr-^i CLAIM FAMILY TITLE—Mrs. John J. Walsh shows her week-old baby Patricia Mary to the Infant's father and six brothers and sisters shortly after the mother arrived home at Quincy, Mass., from the hospital with the baby, her first child not a twin, with seven children in three and one half years Walsh, 30, and his wife. Alice, 28, think they must have the biggest post-war family In the nation. Walsh holds the oldest twins, John and Bill (left to right) bom Oct. 10. 194S; to left of Mrs. Walsh U Kathleen, 1 1-2 years old whose twin brother is Kevin (right foreground) while In right rear are Michael and Maureen, 2 1-2 years old. Bolt] parents served as pharmacists mates in Navy before marriage. Small Bomb Exploded During Franco Visit BARCELONA. Spain. June 1. Wj •—A small bomb exploded today In the cellar of traffic police headquarters during Generalissimo Francisco Franco's visit to this Catalonian capital. No one was injured. . . The bomb knocked o;it part ofl the cellar wall In the building, located in the heart of the city. Police surrounded the district and b«gan a search for those responsible Little Rock Woman Acquitted of Killing LITTLE ROCK, June 1. </Pl— A -Pulaskl Circuit Court Jury has accepted Mrs. Louise Reed Branch's story that her husband WHS shot accidentally. The 25-year-old mother was acquitted of second degree murder yesterday. The jury deliberated 20 mfnutes. Herbert Branch, Millwright, was killed at > mill yard here last Dec. 10 as he struggled with his wife for possession of n pistol. Mrs. Branch laid she had intended "scaring" her husband with the weapon. I England during the Middle Ages, all men between 16 and 60 years old were reniiired by law to practice archery. Steele-Caoter News Afr ..'UK! Mr.s. John Edwards had a.s tlu'rjr ciinncr quests Friday evening Mr. and M:s. Otis Bargcr and -son. Troy of Grand Haven, Mich., Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Baif-cr of Jacksonville. Fla., Mr. ami Mrs. Al- vln B.u-ger of Houston. Texas. Mr.s. Marcella Hale of Granit City. III. Clnrles Edward Barker of Chicago, til. and Mr.s. Lillic German of S:ee!e. John Tucker. Mrs. Basil McClure, Mr.s. Huy Jones and daughter, Paula Ray and Mrs. Therrnan Ashcraft and daughter, Maureen spent last Wednesday in Cape Girardcu where they attended (he graduation exercises of James Ashcraft from Central High school. Mr. and Mrs. Dick Mlchle of St. Louis s]M?nl last \veekeud here with relatives and were accompanied lionie by Mr. Michie's sister. Mrs. Gurc Cooper who will be their guests for several days. MLss Margaret McCann is spending a month with Dr. and Mrs. I,. E,,Cooper,of Ft. Myers, Fla. Mrs. Za'ntha McDnnl?l of St. Louis spent last v;eeRend here with relatives. Mrs. Tom Burns anrt children have returned home after spending Hie past two weeks In Davenport. Iowa with relatives, going there especially for the wedding of her sister, MLss Madge Wright. Miss Jackie Ashcr who Is n student at Janesboro A. and M. College Is spending the week here with her uncle Ruel Ashcr and other relatives. Mi.ss Evelyn Webb and Mr.s. Im- iiBene, Dcnlham returned home over the weekend aftrr a visit with Mlw WnWj's 'brother Cpl. Waymon Wcub of Elcln Field. Fla.. they also visited friends in Tower Beach and Pensacola. Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Powers of St. Louis spent last weekend here as guests of the former's mother, Mis. Peni'l Powers and family. Mr. Bird Mrs. Elwood Brown and children and James Ashcraft of Cape Girardeau spent Sunday here with relatives and wen; accompanied home by Mrs. Paul Y. Brown and children who will he their Riiest.s this week. Mr.s. Ola Spencer is spending this week in Joiner, with relatives. Daulton Eason, who is attending school in Jono.sboro is spending this week here with hl= mother. Mrs. K. S. Enson and other relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Frank Brooks nnd children ol St. Louis spent last weekend her? w:lb Arkansas Farm Products Prices Move Upward LITTLE ROCK, June 1, f/T)— Prices paid (or Arkansas farm products apparently is taking an upward swing. The Crop Reporting Service said today prices received by Arkansas farmers for their products for the 30-day period ended May 15 ivere slightly higher than a month earlier. . This Is the second month that the price levrl has risen since It began dropping last July, the agency said. Price levci on all farm products still Is 18 per cent below the mark of May 15, 131R, and 20 per cent under the record high set in October, 19-15. Briton's Taxi Is His Castle — It Fare Paid CARDIFF. Wales. June 1. Or.— A Cardiff court dismissed a chnrgi: that a man hnd been drunk and disorderly In a public place—namely a taxicab with this ruling: "When he has paid his fare, an Englishman's taxi Is his castle." mother Mrs. Susie Brooks. Mrs, Lee Ashcraft .spent the first we* in Casn. Ark., visiting her -si.ster Mr.s. Hadie Robinson and other relatives. Mr. and Mr.s. Tom Lewis have returned home alter several days vacation spent In St. Loui.s. Mrs. Earl Robinson of SI Liuls spent la.st week here with her parents. Mr. and Mrs. John Tucker nnd was accompanied home by Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Byrd and son, Ronnie who expect to make their home there. Fort Smith Banker On Bond Committee WASHINGTON. June 1. UPi— Appointment of Robert L. Secrest. Fort Smith, Ark., banker to represent Arkansas on the Federal Home lann Hank System's U. S. Savings Bond Committee was announced here today. Secrest. president of the First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Fort Smith, nlso will serve as chairman of an Arkansas Committee on Savings Bonds. Provision tor Initials Fails to Deter Tourists BIUGHTHNGS.EA. England liP\ -The council of 700-year-old All Saints Anglican Church sat dowr and tried to figure out how to keep visitors from carving tilings in the stone walls. They formed a plan. They liar) a wooden board nailed to H nearby oak with a sign saying: "If you must leave your name or initials, please put them on this beard and not on the church walls." That was 25 years ago. So what happened? Report from the vicar, the Rev. Charles Heard: "Not a single initial has ever been carved on the board. Visitors still carve their Initials on the walls, at the rate of several hundred a year." Scoutmasters To Get Training Courses Arranged of Cedar Valley Camp, Chairman Announces A Scoutmaster's training course will be conducted this year in connection with the Boy Scout Camp Cedar Valley, at Hardy, Steve Ralph of Osceola, training chairman for tlie Eastern Arkansas are Council of the Boy Scouts of America, announced today. Mr. Ralph said that one representative from each troop was expected to participate in the training course, and that all scoutmasters, assistants, and troop comml' tcemen were to be invited to • tend. The course will start June 33 be completed the next day and ^ Include three of the six basic Ira: ing course subjects—"Patrol an. Troop Organization." "Leadership", and "Troop and Patrol Program Plannnlg and Hiking." The camp for boys will be open from June 12 through July 15. with five one-week periods outlined by (lie leaders. Mr, Ralph said today (liat It was hoped that all Boy Scouts in the county would attend. A larne number of scouts from North ana South Mississippi County are expected to atend, and several applications have been sent already. Monroe Crain, health and safety chairman for North Mississippi County, has made plairs for the Scouts li> North Mississippi County to have their medical examinations at troop meetings. 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