The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 15, 1966 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, July 15, 1966
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Two - BrythevUfc (Ark.) CourUr News - Friday, July 13, IN CHICAGO MASS MURDERS NURSE, POLICE PIECE ORGY 1 mYF.ROSENTHAL "* <«<^ J ^ ™^ ..... .. »^*j£^ CHICAGO (AP) - Police hoped a petite Filipino girl would be well enough today to terf them the details of the night oflhorror when eight Of her girl friends were butchered. Her daik, wide-set eyes, first beheld the nightmare scene—but she was too hysterical to give a co- hejent account. Corazon Amurao, 23, an exchange student, is the only witness and survivor of the slaughter during Wednesday night of eight student nurses In a town house that served as a dormitory. She was heavily sedated after giving a fragmentary account of the night. Her story, a Sweat-soaked man's undershirt, and the bl&bd- splashed, clothing-strewn house full of fingerprints were the pitifully meager leads. T* nurses were slain one by one "•— by strangling, stabbing or2 bofli. One girl's windpipe, carotid artery and jugular vein were cut. Tests to find if the gifts were sexually molested were incomplete, although one girl was naked and five others in-various stages of undress. i'We've got a subanimal here," said Police Cmdr. Francis Flanagan of the killer. "I've never seen anything more horrible than this." Miss Amurao escaped the Jliss Amurao escaped the massacre by rolling under a bad. She lay there, unmdving, until 5 a.m, when the ringing of the noise might have frightened away the murderer, she waited another 20 minutes or so, then wriggled free from strips Of bed sheeting with which she had been bound. She stumbled to a second-floor bedroom window and burst outside to a ledge, screaming for help. Police talked to Miss Amurao or an hour, but she was so hysterical that doctors cut off the questioning. Only the girl and the killer mow the answers to these ques116ns: — What did the intruder look like? - How did he enter? Leave? ~ How did he conduct the mass slaughter without neighbors hearing even a single outcry? -Why did Miss Amurao, cowering a few yards away, hear no scream? *• * * 'that's what's giving us a tough time," Flanagan said. "She seems to have totally lost recall from the time she went under the bed." From the girl's fragmentary account, police searched for a man with short, probably crew- cut hair, slender and about six feet tall. (OBITUARY ~ • I John Gulp Services for John Gulp, 34, 1*0 was Mlled in t truck accident last Saturday near Faion, Klvada, will be held tomorrow Howard Funeral Home chap- at 2 p.m., with Rev. Edsel Garner in charge. •Burial will be in Manila Cenv etery. iMr. Culp, who lived to Manila most of his life before moving to Chicago, leaves a stepfather, Roy Lynn of Blythe- vflle; =His mother, Mrs. Reathie liynn of Blythevffle; ^Three sons, Patrick, John Jr., and Robert Lee of the hime; ?A brother, Capt. Ray Culp of. Monterey, Cal.; fAnd three sisters, Mrs. Vir ginia Holder of Metropolis, HI., Mrs Dixie Ray Hyde of Mt. Clements, Mich., and Mrs. Leena Rogers of Blytheville. -Pallbearers will be Wesson I«wls, Harold Perkins, E. H Hickerson, Earl Hickerson, David Paschal and TJdeH Rogers. Mrs. Andersen Tgervices will be held tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. at Cobb Funeral chapel for Mrs. Irene Andersen, who died Wednesday in Memphis. She was 60. ?Tne ministers, Jerry K. Rogers : and Herbert Wight, will conduct the rites. Burial will be to. Elmwood Cemetery. •Mrs. Andersen, a lifelong Blytheville resident, leaves three sisters, Mrs. Frankle Hill and IWtrs. Thelma Boyston of West Memphis and Mrs. Edith Steele of Blytheville; ^And two brothers, Sonny Lloyd of Athens, Ga., and Clyde Lloyd of Blytheville. : WARNING ORDER 'Johnny A. Capps and Mary Lv Capps, his wife, and Jerry Donald Bunch and Patricia Bunch, his wife, are warned to appear in the Chancery Court for the Chickasawba District of Mississippi County, Arkansas^ within thirty (30) days next after the date of ihe first publics tnin of this notice, to answer a complaint filed against them by the Prudential Insurance Com- piny of America and Walter E. Allison, as Trustee. ^Witness my hand as Clerk of eaid Court, and the seal thereof at the City of Blytheville, Arkansas, on this 6th day of July, U66. " GERALDINF. LISTON, Clerk ? By Geraldine Listen llarcus Evrard pie Insurance Building 118 West Walnut Street Blytheville, Arkansas Attorney for 'laintiffs Graham Sudbury 115 North Second Street Mjtthevllle. Arkansas Atty ad lltem 7-S, 15, 22, 29' men who fit that ^lanagan said. But, he added, Miss Amurao said she could dentify the killer. Acting on the vague description, police launched a massive manhunt, set up roadblocks, hauled In a half dozen suspects or questioning. None panned out. Forty policemen were assigned to the investigation full- time and the FBI worked on the Miss Amurao and seven of the victims, all students at 'South Chicago Community Hospital, ived in one two-story unit of a row of town houses rented by the hospital. The eighth victim, Mary Ann Jordan— also a student-was an overnight guest. this is how Flanagan recbn- strueted the crime from MISs Amurao's fleeting account and from the scene. Six girls were In the house The Intruder's knock on a bedroom door awakened Miss Amurao between 10:30 p.m. Wednesday and midnight. She answered the knock, was confronted by a man holding a knife and pistol. He herded all six girls into the back bedroom upstairs and bound them with IH-inCh-wlde strips of bed sheeting. The other two girls who lived SULCER (Continued from Page One) ten of his seniority has never headed a major committee?" The former chancellor s a 16 Gathings "has blown hot and cold on social security. He says he's for it, but he's voted against it as much as he has for it, and he voted against the entire social security Medicare package last year." .Ward further charged that Gathings voted in Congress against proposals that woulc have brought a total of $9 million to the state for educational purposes. He said Gathings voted to table the Vocational Education Act of 1963 and cast a floor vote against the Higher Educa. tion Facilities Act of the same year. * * * Others appearing for b r i e I handshaking tours before the rally Included Ralph Wilson o! Oscebla and Gerald Pearson 01 Jonesbbro, candidates for district prosecutor; and Jim McDaniel of Jonesborb, appearing on behalf of Gathings. Wilson issued a news release which advocated that deputy prosecuting attorneys should be paid on a salary basis, which would substitute for the present fee system of payments. "There are at least two deputy prosecuting attorney in the 2nd Judicial District who received more money out of fees than the sheriff, county judge and the circuit court clerk combined," Wilson said. Citing Sheriff Berryman's million - dollar turnback record, achieved, Wilson said, by his substitution of salaries for fees for his deputies, the Osceolan promised if elected to turn all fees back into the several counties' general revenue fund, to be used for "school purposes and other worthwhile programs" Wilson said Pulaski County is now employing the method "with great success." Two Killed in Utah Outing PROVO, Utah (AP) - A ski- lift chair tangled with a support brace in a Wasatch Mountain canyon Thursday and threw seven persons 30 feet to the ground. Two were killed. There were about 25 persons on the lift. Twelve had hiked from a Mormon church youth camp nearby to go sight-seeing on the lift up the slopes of Mt. Timpanogas, about IS miles northeast of here. Sheriff Ralph Chappie of Provo said Mrs. Sherman Peterson,. 49, and Susan Carroll, 13, both of Provo, were killeJ. Valerie Dunford, about 13, and Betty Anny Hansen, 13, both of Provo, were injured, Miss Dunford critically. Three other girls <vere treated at a Provo hospital for minor injuries. Chappie said he didn't know what caused the accident. Remember Pay Your Paper Boy arrived were forced into the back room, and slmilary trussed. Then came the massacre, the girls went to their deaths on* at a time. Downstairs— On a sofa, strangled, Gloria Jean Davy, 22, of Dyer, Ind. She was one of the three who came in late. ("This girl came in fully clothed," Flanagan said, "tod was found naked.") In one front bedroom— Merttta Gargullo, 2S, of the Santa Cruz District, Manila, her throat cut, ankles and wrista tied with a piece of sheeting; Nina Jo Schmale, 24, Wheaton, 111., multiple stab wounds in the neck, a band of Sheeting tied across her mouth around the back of the head, and strangled; Valentina Pasion, 23, of Jones, Isabela Province, in the Philippines, strangled and multiple stabe wouds 6n the neck. In the other front bedroom- Patricia Ann Matusek, 20, Chicago, strangled and wrists tied; Pamela Lee Wilkening, 20, Lansing, ni., stabbed in the left breast and strangled; Miss Jordan, 20, Chicago, stabbed repeatedly in the chest, in the left eye, in the back of the neck. One wound went through the heart. In the hallway- Suzanne Bridget F4rriS, 21, Chicago, sUbbed repeatedly lit th* chtst and chin. Dr. Andrew Toman, C66k County Coroner, said the killtr used a two-edged knife-ilmilar to a hunting knife. He said he believed the girls were strangled with strips of the sheet torn irora one of the beds. "We have to believe the man came in through the kitchen window," «aid Flanagan. "The screen wat off." And then ha grew somber. Daily Record Weather U. 8. Weather Berett Afrteunurai service Belier, Ark. A cold front is pushing slAw- ly southward toward Arkansas this morning. It may touch off widely scattered thundershowers today and Saturday. Shower probabilities have been forecast • t 30 to 40 percent. But the general rains needed are by no me'arts assured and large sections of the state will continue dry. Yesterday's high were again at or above the 100-degree mark. Batesville again reported 108 degrees. Overnight lows were in the 70s. The five-day forecast, 8 a.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. next Thursday, calls for temperatures to average four to eight degrees above normal in west Arkansas and two to fbur degrees above normal in the east. Not quite so warm the first of next week. But warmer again by mid-week. Normal high 91 to 95. Normal lows 6? to 72. Rain will average around '/4 Inch or more occurring as isolated or. widely scattered thundershowers mainly during the weekend. After a brief spell of lowering temperatures partially due to cloudiness, the five-day forecast foresees a return to hot weather next week. Showers are expected to give localized relief from the dry weather but the heavy, general rains needed are not in the Outlook. Teiterd»y'i high— ao* Overflight low— 79 Precipitation jlrevlom U hours (to 7 a.m. today)— none Precipitation Jan. 1 to date — 29.36 Sunset today — 7:13 Sunrise tomorrow — 9:50 This Date A Yen Ago Yesterday's high— 92 Overnight low — 71 Precipitation Jan. 1 to date— 27.60 There at Right Time SPRINGFIELD, Mass. —A customer came out store just night. (AP) of a in time Thursday He looked up and saw a small boy falling out of a third-floor window. The man dropped his packages, and caught the boy as he bounced off a store sign. The man left without making his identity known. The boy, Harold Roosa, 3, was taken to Springfield Hospital for treatment for minor cuts and bruises. British Murder Rote Down LONDON (AP)-Britain last year had two less murders than the year before the despite the abolition of capital punishment. Home Secretary Roy Jenkins announced Thursday night. There were 153 murders in 1659 and 155 In 1964. Parliament abolished hanging as the punishment for murder in the middle of 1965, but no executions took place earlier In the year because the abolition was expected, i Markets Open fflgfc Low Last Chicago Wheat Sept. Dec. Chicago Soybeans Nov. 321% 324 319 Jan. 325 32714 322% Mar. 32854 331 325ft 191H 197% 325 326=4 329% New York Stocks Texas G.S • 104% Chrysler 39% RCA AT&T .... Xerox .... GM Pan Arher F6rd 51V« 56% 68% . 260 , 83',» 70 , 47# Westinghouse 53% TJ. S. Steel • 43 s /i Curtis Pub 9% Comsat 56% American Motors 10% Sears • 55% Parke Davis 32Vs Gen. Elect 106% Beth. Steel 32V4 Reynolds Tob 38 Standard NJ 70% Holiday Inn 41V4 Ark-La ...'. 43% Ark-Mo 13% Divco-Wayne 32V4 Beauties Would Like Overhaul MIAMI BEACH, Fla, (AP)As beautiful as they are, con testants in the Miss . Universe Pageant would make some changes if they could. Miss Germany, 37-23-36 Ma. rion Heinrich says she's built a shade too well, while Miss Surinam and Miss Norway say they'd like a few more pound. Miss Panama, Dionisia Broce, says her legs are a bit too fat and Miss Belgium, Mireille de Man, thinks hers are too thin. Miss Lebanon, Yolla Harb, says of her legs, "I'd just like them in another shape." Two Reds Under The Blue Radio said today that two oceanographic technicians, Cuban and a Czech, will live three days in an underwater house more than 45 feet underwater. The broadcast, monitored in Miami, said the experiment will be held off Guanabo Beach, 15 miles from Havana. RIOT (Continued turn Page fat) some rain which brought relief after several days of hot weather had been expected to keep the disturbances at a minimum. But as the night wore On the coolness disappeared and left only the humidity from the rain. Unmarked squad cars containing four or fivt plainclothes Negro detectives roamed the wide area from Halsted Street to Pulaski Road, and from Roosevelt Road to Lake Street. Bands of Negro youths ran from store to Store on Rosevelt Road breaking windows and pulling down large metal folding gates to get at the loot. At a shoe store, a dozen squad cars converged on three Negroes as they attempted to flee with loot. In a flurry of gunfire, one of the Negroes was wounded in the side. The other two were arrested and handcuffed together in the rear of a squad car. As the violence increased And ihooting became more widespread, police vehicles were recalled to their Stations and loaded with boxes of fresh ammunition. Th* heavily loaded cars raced back to hot spots. On foot, policemen carrying carbines held chest high marched down Side streets and nialti streets ordering: "Clear the arta or ybu'il be arrested." At the corner or Roosevelt and Sawyer Avenue, police Crouched behind their vehicles as dozens of newsmen and shots scattered residents. Then on Ordef they charged down Sawyer, shooting as they went, mostly in the air. It was in this foray that Capt. Nolan was shftt in the back. As squad car radios crackled with calls f6r morfe police at disturbance points, the vehicles, containing as many as six officers, roared down streets through a barrage of bottles, bricks and rubbish. Glass covered streets and sidewalks. Negro snipers fired at police from rooftops as the officers knelt in the broken glass and debris, trying to shield themselves while they returned the fire. The Sear Community Bank in the heart of the disturbance area was ringed with heavily armed policemen and Sears employes wearing helmets and looking warily up and down Homan Avenue. Traffic in the area never stopped during the disturbances, although police rerouted cars from several main arteries. In one incident, a group of policemen charged a three-story apartment building where three gun blasts were observed. A newsman estimated at least 100 shots were fired by police. Windows were shattered in the building, but although several persons were in the building, no one was hurt. Shortly before midnight, Negro policemen carrying rifles ordered scattered bands of people off the streets. When the residents were slow to move or spoke back sharply to the officers, they were arrested. Buses and elevated cars on Lake Street were halted while police attemptel to root out snipers. After a search of buildings in the area, the shooting ended, but police found no weapons. ht two each room," ht said, "can you Imagine the thoughts they must have had?" Miss Amurao had to stumble past the bodies of tour of the victims to reach the bedroom window ledge from which she screamed: "they are all deadl they are all dead! My friends tre all deadl Oh, God. I'm the only one dive." The first policeman to enter the house was Patrolman Daniel R. Kelly, 25, who had dated Miss Davy several years age-. "I walked into the kitchen but didn't see anything there," he said. "Then I walked into the front room and I found a body on the couch." It was that of Miss Davy. "It was indescribable, the worst thing I ever saw. It sickened me. She was on her face. I turned her over and I knew her. My wife is a nurse at the hospital." The hospital is seven blocks away. The three Filipino girls, all registered nurses, had been in this country only since May for postgraduate study. The American girls, all graduates of Chicago area high schools, were to graduate Sept. 7. Their parents had the sad task of going to the morgue to identify the bodies. The town house is in a far Southeast Side community tnown as Jeffery Manor. Eight student nurses lived in the unit next door and nine in the third unit. * * * In a city where homicides occur on an average of one a day, Jeffery Manor had enjoyed unusual freedom from crimes of violence. It has more bicycle thefts than muggings. The area is considered industrial, but with modern, comfortable lornes for the middle-income people who work in it. Its residents were dazed by the tragedy. "We have been trying our jest to build and enhance this community," said Rabbi Elliott Einhorn of Congregation Kehi- latli Israel. "We simply can't understand how such a shocking and heinous crime could occur l* •••••• •••••••• i COUPON •••••»»»»»••••»»' Pure Cane W Lbi. Vith thin Coupon and $10 Additional Purchases 38< RICHARD'S SUPER MKT •••t**«»***««****««?•••••••••**••»••••••••*• ancestry and th«r« slw art • number 6f German «nd Irish parishioners. He said about 40 3*r cent of Jeffery Manor Is Jewish. Three of the |Wi wen «- gaged to marry. * * * 'We hadn't set s date, but we were planning tor the future," Said Ptter McName*, », who was engaged to Miss Schmale. He heard about the slayings on his car radio as he was driving to his job at artist (nd silk screen painter. Miss Farris was engaged to Philip Jordan, brother of Mary Ann. Miss Farris 1 aunt, Delia Sweeny, sobbed at the morgue The Rev. William Clark, at Our Lady Gate of Heaven Church, estimated about one- third of his parish is 6f Polish Surveyor Down For Count 1 ? PASADENA, Calif. (AP) Surveyor 1, America's camera spacecraft on the moon, is gulfed in its second lunar night, its future uncertain, but its past a triumph. Surveyor may be electronically dead, but scientists at Jet Propulsion Laboratory are not certain. They will wait three weeks before writing an official end for the craft, which sent 11,150 pictures back from the moon. The 620 - pflund Surveybr was the first of a seven-shot series that exceeded the fondest hopes for success. It made the first successful soft landing on the moon June 1, briskly photographed itself before focusing on its surroundings, survived the 260-degree temperature of the lunar day and endured its first 14-day lunar night at minus-260 degrees to send a second series of pictures. Wednesday, the sun set on the moon, and Surveyor again went Into the lunar night, its battery weakened. Scientists say there is a chance that power from the sun could revive the spacecraft once again. that « sprint wedding h»d beet planned. "And now," she said, "it will never happen.." Miss Matusek was engaged to s hide student nurse. There was one irony to the survivor's story. She quoted the intruder as saying: "I un not gAing to hurt you. I am only going to tit you up. I need your money to get to New Orleans." , Said Police Cmdr. Flanagan: "It seems that the girls did contribute some little bit to this trip to New Orleans—but how much we'll never know. And how much could they hsve? These girls were student nurses." JC (Continued from Page One) 28 cents to 40 cents per $100 of taxable property. Park illustrated his point with 'If I had four children 1 wouldn't adopt four more on the same funds." He referred to a previous estimate that 25 percent of a 500 member junior college student body would drop out the first year and said, "One reasoh you will have so many dropouts is that we can't properly care for the students during the 12 years they are in school. Now we are being asked to carry an additional tax burden which will ultimately make worse' students and then we will ask this type student to go on to junior college." Opponent John Braswell Of Keiinett.-retorted, "We don't have the c h o i c e of changing existing legislation. Sure we don't agree with the way it (the financing) is done. But we're faced with doing something for this generation or saying, 'To hell with it,' and forget it." "I'm sure we'll have a junior college because everyone thinks it will solve their educational problems. It's an idealistic thing But it'll be a pitiful litte creature for a long time," Park re- [ plied. i and adult students with the brains but not the money for college." Courses such as college algebra, freshmen English, history, sociology and political science will be offered for $20 per semester hour. This means, the dean said, a three-hour course would cost $60 and would take 16 weeks to complete. He said the courses would be taught by local teachers who have a master's degree in their field. They would be paid by the Extension Division at the rate of $600 per 16-week course. The dean's contention, which was well received by the group, was that students, area employers and the school systems would benefit. The lure of an extra $1,200 per year would attract more teachers holding master's degrees and the business element would notice an upgrading of employes, he said. Sapp said rather than inhibiting a junior college movement, the extension Courses Would serve to keep graduating students in the area a year longer by offering a junior college level program. Marvin D6bbs, Dunklin Couh- work with superintendents aftd business and civic leaders to ascertain student potential. Astrophysics is the application of the laws and principles of physics to all aspects of ition by Caruthersville's Henry. Tipton. In addition to Sturm and Braswell, Pemiscot. County Superintendent of Schools Melvln Manning helped spearhead the wing in favor of the college. A small portion of the meeting was devoted to discussing a proposal from the Extension Division of the University o£ Missouri's St. Louis campus. Virgil Sapp, dean, and Don Mocker, education coordinator of the extension division, outlined a plan for offering nighttime extension courses through the Bootheel area's high schools. Said Dean Sapp, "The program is designed for high school Theodore Roosevelt was the first president to have the name White House engraved on his stationery. ••••••••••••••••••*••• ••••*••••• Strvlcei At Coti FUNERAL HOME InteeritT MRS. IRENE ANDERSEN, 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Cobb Chape!. SALESMAN WANTED IN MEMPHIS We are seeking an experienced salesman for our exclusive ladies shoe department. 1. Paid vacation* 2. Generous retirement plan 3. Life and hospitalization nisurance 4. Complete training program 5. Salary plus commission 6. Opportunity to advance to a managerial position Apply to Carl Randan, Levy's shoe salon P.O. Box 262 Memphis, Tennessee WHO CARES

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