The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 6, 1950 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 6, 1950
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THURSDAY, APRIL «, 19W BLTTHEVTLLE (ARK.) OOUKtBK KBW1 In Jealous Rage, Boy Beats Then Chokes Sweetheart in Car OAKLAND, Calif,, April «. (*)—< Arthur Prindle. 19, shaking bfl the effect* of 12 sleeping pills, mumbled » dramatic bedside confession to his policeman-father last night: he strangled his pretty 18-year-old sweetheart in * jealous rage. £What did you do «on7" asked ^ftr Leslie Prindle when the youth opened his eyes. "I killed Sally. . . I choked her. . . . we quarrelled. ... . she was go- Ing out. . . . with other boys," he said haltingly. > The youth and his former fiancee, Sally Ann Humphreys, were found yesterday in » car parked in a lover's lane In nearby Contra Costa County. • The girl's body was slumped in the front seat, a man's belt tightened about her neck. , . • In the back seat, minus his belt, was young Prindle, his wrist bleeding from the Jagged glass of the girl's compact. He was unconscious from the effect of the sleeping pills. The confession to the father was witnessed by his mother and sheriff's officer. Afterward, Depulj District Attorney Wakefield Taylor announced he had taken a stenographic statement which repeated and extended the admission. The youth will be charged with murder Taylor added. Had. Been Planned "I had planned it for months.' Taylor quoted youn« Prindl*. "I found out che went around with another guy. I wish r had taken my father's pistol to do the lob. : It wu 10 «ft*r «bt tTUMday night). "She looked it her watch ind Mid she wanted to go home. "I began hitting her. I kept hitting her. trying to knock her out. . . . then I strangled her. ... I strangled her. "I took off my belt and wrapped It around her neck. . . I must have strangled her 4S minutes." Officers said.the girl had shattered the car windshield during the ferocious ttruggle. She had a tooth knocked out. Taylor further quoted the youth: "She told me she didn't want no part of me. She broke our engagement. All r\ remember was blood and me strangling her." Then, the youth continued, he climbed into the back seat, swallowed 12 sleeping tablets and slashed his wrist., Attorney Alfred St. John Humphreys was stunned by the death of his brunette daughter. "The boy was as welcome In this home 1 as If he were my own son," he said. "He was a gentle, kindly boy." Zoo Visiting Ends in Tragedy for Mama Bear, Hapless £ub OAKLAND, Calif, April 8. (AP) — Ths next time mama bear takes haVcubs calling on the neighbors slWi going to find out first who the neighbors are. A spur-of-the-moment visit at the Alameda Zoo brought the discovery that the neighbors were lions, ind the cost of that visit was one dead bear cub. "Simba," 7 year-old male lion, greeted the trio of bears by sinking his teeth in a cub's throat, then choking the 160-pound Intruder. During Tuesday night, the bear, "Mama," clawed loose a. door bolt In ths bear cage at the Alameda County Zoological .Gardens. The door opened into a back alley. "Mama" was curious. So were her cubs, "Lucky" and "Jinx." Coming to another cage, the bears managed to pry loose an outside bar. Shortly after midnight wild jungle cries were head for a quarter of « mile around. The wife of Zoo Director Sidney Snow responded'on the double. "Slmba was standing over the dead cub. Jinx, a two year old bluck fWale," said Mrs. Snow. - . ^He apparently Just killed her, but made no attempt to ent. "The mother—we call her 'Mania.'—and her other cub, Lucky, also two, were up on their wooden sleeping box. Mama was well back, taking what cover she could from the box, but she was protecting the youngster and growling defiance. "Simba, standing over his kill, looked up at her from time to time and made an angry growl. Simba mate. Fury, was also in the bear cage but she seemed almost to be sleeping and apparently took no part at all in the light." The lions were proddett back in their cage. On the way back, they had to paw "Mama." "Mama" took a furious swipe Simba. Simba slunk away. f xpert Says Super Weed Will Result from Killer* NORTH PLATTE. Neb._W—Are the new chemical weed killers, such as 2-4-D, In daneer of producing race of "s'iper weeds?" It's a good bet tinder certain conditions"In tin opinion of Glenn Vlehmeyer, as slstant in horticulture at the University of Nebraska's sub-statioi here. Assuming that a does of B-4-D doesn't kill all weeds, then thos that survive must be presumed U be possessed of some degree of re sistance. Offspring of the weed: with resistance should Inherit somi of this resistant quality. Repeat th process regularly enough: and the weeds eventually will "reach the highest degree of tolerance inherent in the race under treatment. 1 ! says .yiehmeyer. : * 1 NEW MOSQUITO BOATS ON THE WAY-Those hard-hitting, fast-dodging PT boats of World War II fam« »re ([rowing up. Here is a sketch of the new all-metal torpedo boats to join the fleet lat« thi* year. Much larger thin current PTs, the new boats will have greater operating range more firepower and better sfability In rough seas Portageville News By Mrs. Raymond Toomba Pbont fit The,"avera>e cost of a television $400,000. Ni*M FTA Meettnjr On Saturday, April 15, at 7:15 p.m. the PTA will have a family night at the high school gymnasium. AdmLsslon will be charged on a basis of waist measurements J with a one-penny toll for each inch of girth. C. C. Fuller will be in charge of' making measurements at the door. A banner will be awarded the grade having the largest representation of parents! Baptist Women M«M The Baptist missionary society met Monthly at the church with Mrs. Alfred Newcomb in charge of the . program. Mrs. Henry Penrod and Meda Collard were inducted as new members. After the meeting refreshments were served to the missionary society and brotherhood by a committee composed of Mrs. W. A. Tanner, Jr.. Mrs. Merlin Prance aiH Mrs. Ralph Howard. MTF Newa The New Madrid sub-district nominating committee met at the Lilbourn Methodist Church . Sunday. Those nominated include Mary Dell Hcxworth and Joe Disbcnnett, president and vice president; Mirtha Jean Hubbard, Shirley Simmons. ' secretary: Jane Adcock, Lowel! Wa.shburn, treasurer. Nominated for commissions were Audrey Bruges*. Martin Brown, Mary Hubb.ird, Howard Nolln, Pnw- 1 ell Ham, Martha Miller and David Latimer. • ~ Miss. Dorothy Sutherland was re- nominated for district counselor. Elections will be held in Lilbourn April 24 at 1:30 p.m. .' '".;.: J: .Social Notes '.' Joseph, Hall was honored on his 19th birthday Sunday when his par- ents entertained with a dinner in his honor. , Members of the r Nobility club met Monday at Mae's Cafe for a luncheon. Representatives from Jackson. Poplar Dliiff, Capp Girardeau. East Prairie, Maiden. Campbell. Kennett and Portageville attended. Mrs. jotin Smith entertained Sunday with a birthday dinner in honor of her husband. Thursday evening Mr. and Mis. O. A. Cook entertained postoffice employees and their families with a party as a farewell gesture for postmaster Cook who retired lost month. Mr. and Mrs. Andy Carter entertained Sunday with a dinner in honor of Mrs. A. C. Carter and Rose | Louise Carter. I Members or tlic Jug Head Fish I club met with their wives Friday , at Mae's Cafe for a dinner. j Mr. and Mrs. Harry Downing en- i terlaincd Sunday with a dinner in I '• honor of Mrs. Maggie Downing and ' Mr. and Mrs. Estcll DeLlsle of Flint. Mich. ' . Mrs. C. A. Dacres entertained her bridge club Wednesday when Mrs. Paul Strykcr and Mrs. Bernard DeLisle were guests. went, to ' ' Mrs. Meatle, Mrs. Dacrcs and Mrs. j T. A. Lee. Mrs. Nell Smalley and Mrs. Ger- I trude Williford were guests Friday afternoon when Mrs. Leo Killian 1 entertained the Merry Matrons bridge club. Honors went to Mrs. Noll Smalley, Mrs. W. C. Thomp- son, Mrs. J. H. Workman, Mrs. Lee Pccrson and Mrs. Maltlda Cavanaugh. The Methodist Youth Fellowship will have charge of the Easter Sunrise Service at 6:30 a,m. in the Methodist Church. Marriage Licenses The following couple obtained R marriage license at the office of Miss Elizabeth Blythe, county clerk, yesterday: . Troy Scott of Gary, Ind., and Mis.s Wanda Shanks of St. Louis, Mo. for BouxH* Mint Being Mad» at Malaya SINGAPORE (AP)—Th« Aluminum Lahornlorif*. Ltd., has applied *o the Jo here Stale Oovernmenl for 1J5QO ncrss of land for mining b»uxite. If approved, it will b* the niln* opened since the war. Before Hie w«r companies mined bauxite In Malaya and exported I he roe to Japan. Malaya exported 13.06* Urns bauxite In 1931, 54.751 torn In 193K, M.317 tons In 1999 and 56,380 tolls fn 1B40. Up to the end of October 1941, when production ceased, Malnya had exported 50.825 Ions during the year. During the occupation production was stepped up and between May 1942 and December 1944, 1*0,000 tons were exported to Japan. About W per cent of all steel wire produced is used to make nails. "Say It With Flowers" Blylheville FLOWER MART .Memphta Hlw.j Phone MM Scarlet and gold are the official colors of the U.S. Marine Corps. BILL GODWIN SPORTING GOODS Fishing & Hunting License. ".Timmie H" 12 fl. Boat $.19.95. Aluminum Boats, 12 & 14 ft. Fly rods, Casting rods and guns repaired. Shews for every sport. •121 W Main Phone 62K2 NOW OPEN TINY FLORIST 1025 Walnut Phone 2205 We are now prepared to furnish all your Easter Flower needs. MRS. J. E. HALSELL, Mgr. Housewives Special! 10 IBS. SUGAR \ * FREE on Mm SPECIAL OFFER • Clean & space spark • Set or replace points. • Set timing. • Check compression.' . • Adjust carburetor. • Check fan belt and radiator hose. Any Make or Model Car Motor Tune-Up 4 SAVE TWICE! 1. Special Motor Tune-up 2. Free Sugar BLYTHEVILLE'S ONLY ALL WHITE THFATDF Thur.-Fri. • 2 Bijf Hits 3 Days Only — Friday, Saturday & Monday BLYTHEVILLE MOTOR CO. 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