The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 25, 1949 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, August 25, 1949
Page 6
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snt K/YTHEVTLLE COtTRni NEWS ' THURSDAY, 'AUGUST 2fl, Brutality Charges Bring Indictments Training School Matron Accused Saline Grand Jury Rcturnf True Bill* Jn Probe of Rioting BENTON, Arlt., Aug. 25— (/Ft— Charges of heating inmates and keeping them on bread and water up to 15 days have been brought and Bills' WILSON NEWS By Mr*. R F. Bo.vtat Schools in Wilson Will Begin 7949-50 Term on September 5 against the superintendent former head matron of reformatory near here. The saline County Grand Jury yesterday indicted I h e pair o n charges of assault and battery \vith whips and a yardstick and of Inflicting cruel and unusual punishment. Named in the joint Indictment were Mrs. Fanny Goodman, sujier- ' intendent of the Arkansas Girls Training School, and Mrs Carrie Toland of Lille Rock, former head ^ matron. Inmates were reporterlly whipped Phillip J. Deer, superintendent of Wilson Schools has announced the official opening ol Wilson Schools for the 1949-50 school year to be September 5 at 8:45 a.m. The fivst faculty meeting Is scheduled for Thursday. September 1, at 7:00 p.m. in the cafeteia building. Friday at 10:00 a.m., another meeting will be held for a more detailed discussion of the school program, and agat nat 2:00 p.m.. to discuss and order supplies. Members of the faculty are: Miss .Mm linn Hyde, kindergarten: Miss Norma Anderson and Miss Ruth Hyde, firsi grade ;Miss Rosa Etta Wolf and Miss Virgie Morris, sec- while nude and placed in soliary, mf ' ~ Brad(1 . Mrs 3. c. Brandon and confinnrent »t the school. Mlu Marlo> , Bennett, tliird Rrade; Challn and Miss Circuit Judge Roy Danu.ser set bond at SIM on each of the 17 counts for each u-otnau. Judge Danuser ordered an investigation at the school after a ' drunken brawl by two teen-age Inmates who drank alcohol filched . from the infirmary. The two inmates— Ruth Ann Watts. 18, of Cnuvfordsvillc, Tcnn., and Thelma Juanila Mullins. 19, of Little Rock — are among those named in the whipping charges. Riol Starts Inquiry Naming the inmate-s who were ' x'ictims, the indictments contain eight charegs of assault and battery for whippings and nine charges of cruel and unusual punishment, . including one charge of cutting an inmate's hair and eight of bread to served. Ixxalf Mr. and Mrs. IXwey Slotts were the guests of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. T. StotLs, In Monctte Tuesday night. Mr.s. Prank McOonald and Mrs Dewey Stotts were in Memphis Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Greenwell and daughters, Patsy and Jean, have returned home after spending the past t.wo weeks at Rock-a way Bench :n Missouri. Billy Boyles visited Miss Marl- belle James In West Memphis Tuesday night. Mr. md Mrs. W. I. Wadsworth Slayer of Po/iccman S*nt to State Hospital LITTLE ROCK, Aug. 25. tifl — Kenneth D. Speeele, convicted slayer of an Arkansas stale policeman, has been removed from the penitentiary to the Stale Hospital (or treatment. Prison Supt. Lee Henslee said Speegle was transferred on recommendation or the prison physician. Dr. R. L. Johnson, after the prisoner developed a high fever and began acting strangely Hospital officials s.-ild Specie's diagnosis hn.s tint been completed. Spccgle was convicted at Yellville two months ago for the fatal and children, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Leftwich and children, Mr. and Mrs. J. J Bussey and win. Jimmy, Mr. anJ Mrs. Joe Hrirance, Alvin Puller and Dickie Weslbrooke attended the nnnual picnic given by the Memphis Compress and Storage Company at Blue L;ike. Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Thompson and son. Bill, have returned home after spe tion in Colorado. ng ft two weeks' vaca- shooting of Slate Trooper S. V. Pavatt In Marlon County i year ago. He was sentenced to life Imprisonment. He also Is charged wllh (he slaying of Zue E. Crook, retired railroad man, but has not been tried 01 that count. One of trie greatest sources of Florida's wealth are natural deposits of phosphate rock, which are used as fertilizer. Brief Official Letter: 192-Word One Sentence OLDENBURG —i./f't— The farmers of Lower Saxony received » letter from their department of agriculture concerning the potato crop, in an effort to be brief, the department a letter of one ita- tence—a sentence of 1W word*. Read Courier News Want Adi. VETCH VETCH VETCH 98.3% PURITY HAIRY VETCH Plant Now while you hove time. Call us or come by tor your seed. MANN & WILSON FEED and SEED STORE Osceola Phone 925 Miss Elizabeth Mary Mo~g«n, fourtli grade; Miss Irene Bipgs and Mrs. S. G. Eggert, fifth sradc; Mrs. J. D. Roberts and Mr. Garnett Adair. sixlh rade; J. D. Rob?rU, principal; Miss Sarah Letvls Green, commei'clal; Miss Virsie Ro?crs and Miss Mary T. Wilkins. Euplish; MLss Mary E. Symonds. music; Mis. Flora Puckctt. home ecoiioniirs; Mrs. Buford \ Bevies Jr.. physical edncalion; Mrs. Jerry Raves, nurse; Roy Stobough. coach; E. D. Beall. agriculture; rinice Frizzell, biology; Jerry Hayes, Jr-Hi social science; Calvin T. Hk'8-s history; Lewery Crook, social mathematics; Royal Small, social 5cience: Whitlen School — Woodrow W. Jacobs, principal; Miss Rllili Mines, and water diets of from five 15 days duration. I Enarllsh; Miss Edilh Hines, second The grand jury Investigation was I Bride: Miss Ansil Goodard, third off by an Aug. 14 riot touched at the school by two teen-age girls, drunk on rubbing alchol tak- .. en from the school Infirmary. During the riotj five inmates escaped, • hut »11 were taler recaptured. In charging the grand jury. Judge Danuser ordered to investigate anu fourth: Miss Ilene Crockett, so- reports that Inmates received lashes on their naked bodies and were kept in solitary confinement under conditions similar to medieval dungeons. ; The grand jury's report did not mention naked lashings or solitary . confinement, but did decry practices. at the Institution, including : tis* of male convicts at the school. "On numerous occassEons," the grand jury said, "the girls have - been permitted to mingle with these 'convicts at the barn and other • outhouses in such a manner as "to create suspicion of possible acts , of immorality." 1 S» Witn»s«i Testify Th« grand jury questioned 20 witnesses during- the three-day in; ve.stigfttlon. Completing its Questioning of witnesses tate yesterday, the jurors, headed by Foreman I*. 1 B. Branting, of Bauxite, Ark., . quickly whipped out its report. Warrants were served on Mrs. ; Goodwin at the school and on • Mrs. Toland in Little Rock. ~; Ruth Ann Watts. 18 Crawfords•ville, Tenn., and Thelma Jiuuiita .Mullins, 19, Little Rock the two inmates who staged the drunken brawl at the school, were named . as victims in eight of the counts charging Mrs. Goodman and Mrs. 'Toland with assault and battery. After the warrant had been serv- - ed on her, .Mrs. Goodman said: ; "I'm not guilty. I don't understand why the grand jury would cial science: Mrs. Sarah Chandler, ; first; anrt Miss Pauline Williams, i fifth and sixth grades. Enferi«ln« Bridge Club Mr.s. Joe Brown Gwyn was hostess Tut-sday when she entertained numbers of the Wilson Bridge Club at liei home on Adams St. In Rimes played during the evening Mrs. 5. A. Regenold won high and Mi'.s. Wallace Thompason, second high. Mis. George Brewer -.-eceiveri low and Miss Annie Ray Rowland, the bingo prize. Refreshments were indict me." Juanita Hall, 17, Texarfcana. 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