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' PAGE TWO B^TTHEVFU-E (AKK.y COUTWER NEWS ' THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1S4« Killer in Camden Gets Mental Test Another Victim Dies Bringing Total to 13, Prosecutor Reports CAMDEN, N. J., Sept. 8. (*V— Howard B. Uurirh, the Bible-reading gun collector who slaughtered 13 persons in a p re -conceived murder plot, began today a series of mental tests that may last two months, It was reported today by doctors at the State Hospital for (he. Insane at Trenton. Unruli is held there under 24-hour guard in solitary confinement, The 28-year-ofrt hollow-cheeked killer—a former Army nrtilleryman —was taken to the hospital yesterday. Four psychiatrists who had examined him in Camden's Cooper Hospital recommended more mental tests, and Uiicuh agreed to go. Camden Prosecutor Mitchell Cohen insisted Vnruh "has not been declared Insane," is only under observation. "That's the fairest thing to do for all conce r ned," Cohen sa id. "though 1 would have liked to arraign him at once for murder." Dr. Robert S. Garbcr, assistant director of the State Hospital, said the plan is to submit Unruh "to exhaustive psychiatric examinations. Such tests usually take from six to eight weeks." If Unruh Is declared sune lie faces the maximum penally of dealh In the electric chair mi- drr 13 separate murder charges. If found Insane, he could be committed to an Institution for IJfr. "Attendants report that Unruh spent an uneventful night last night," Dr. Garbcr said. "He was very quiet and appeared to have slept soundly." Funeral arrangements have been made for 12 of his victims. Ten will be buried tomorrow, two on Saturday. Separate services will be held. Air Force Pfc. Leonard Cohen, 18, whose father, mother and grandmother were slain, left Tokyo by plane today on an emergency furlough to attend burial services.. Detectives disclosed that Unruh, while A patient at Cooper Hospital was threatened by a. relative of one of his vlclims. Detectives said a relative of 10- year-old John K. Wilson—whose death yesterday raised the toll in Tuesday's River Road massacre to 13—appeared at Unruh's room in the same hospital. Unruh was under treatment for a bullet wound of the hip. Th« Wilson boy's relative, detectives said, declared "I'm going to get him." The man—whose identity was not disclosed—was restrained and led away. Unruh, went beserk Tuesday morning, stalking from his apartment on Camden's River Road In A. search for human targets. Before he finished his wild foray, five men, five women and two young boys had been kilted and the Wilson youngster critically wounded. Three other persons were less seriously hurt. Captured when tear gas bombs forced him to flee his barricaded room, Unruh told authorities the Mayings were the climax of his Intense hatred for his neighbors- a hatred brought on by what he termed "derogatory remarks about my character." Obituaries Arkansas Man Elected As Vice President By Soybean Association MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 8. upl — John W. Evans of Montevideo, Minn., has been elected president of the American Soybean Association, which is in session here. Evans succeeds Ersel Walley of Fort Wayne, Ind. The new vice-president Is Jacob Hard, Jr., of Stuttgart, Ark. Final Rites Held For Victim of Kentucky Crash Funeral services for Mrs. Arlene Smith, wife of Sam S. Smith ol Madisonvllle, Ky., were conducted at 2:'JO today at Hie cobl) Funeral Chapel In Blytheville by the Rev. !,eroy Henry, pastor of t! Promised Land Method!^ Church. Mrs. Smllh, 27. was I he victim c an automobile accident that occurred on Highway 60 between Marion and Sullivan. Ky., early Tuesday morning. Her husband, who apparently fell asleep at Ihe ii-liee! ivblle driving was reported in a serious condition yesterday with chcsl injuries, but he was able to be brought to BIytlicville for the services today. He will be returned to the hospital after the services. 'Hie three children of Mr. and Mrs. Smith were riding In the car, j too. but were uninjured. f Mrs. Smith was born at Keiscr and had lived in Mississippi County until two years ago when the family moved lo Marltsonvllle. She Is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. II. B. Justice of Madlsonvllle. Pallbearers included: H. L. Jlal- sell. Jr.. .James McGaughey. Frank Ashby. Clarence Moore and Herman Ritlenbcrry. Burial was in Elmwood Ccmclej-y. ... Richard Strauss, German Musician, Called by Death GARMISCH PARTENKinCHEN, Germany, Sept. 8. </!•>—Richard Strauss, one of the world's greatest contemporary composers, diecj today. He was 85. His genius ran the gamut of musical expression from simple songs and chamber music to symphonic poems, symphonies and operas. "Der Rosenkaveller" and his impressionistic opera "Salome" me among his most popular works. He R'as a musical proctiRy at the age of four and began composing when he was six. At 12 his Opus No. 1, a "Pestmarsch" for orchestra, was before the public. Impressionistic expressions In lone form which Strauss composed in middle life were the subject of critical debate. He liverl to see many of his innovations become almost commonplace musical devices. Father of Miss Terrell Dies in Murfreesboro Funeral services for M. O, Terrell father of Miss Effie Lee Terrell were conducted this afternoon at Ihe First Baptist Church »t Murfreesboro. Mr. Terrell died at his liome li: Murfreesboro yesterday after ar. Illne-is of several months. His daughter was called from Blytheville last Saturday when his condition became more serious. He was a retired cattleman and had lived in Murfreesboro for many years. Survivors other than his daughter, who has been guidance coun- sellor at the Blytheville High School for several years, include his wile, two other daughters, one of Wichita, Kam.. and the nthrr from New Boston. Tex., and i son nt Murfreesboro. Former. Arkansan, FTC Investigator, Succumbs YONKEliS, N. Y.. Sept. «--(,rV- John HI.Hon Crabtrce, HI, attorney- Investigator for the Federal Trade Commission, died Tuesday. He had been with the FTC since 1926. Before that, he was with the Federal Bureau of Corporations and practiced law in Washington, DC., where he was graduated from Georgetown University. Crabtree, a native of Benlon- ville. Ark., also resided at Lawton, okla. est for School ftest for Play NATIONALLY ADVERTISED Sho«t for Royi and Girk WEATHERIZED 5 WAYS HEUER'S SHOE STORI At First the Arab Sheik Objected, But Swiss Woman Won Battle for Baths 1 RUR-A-l>UB-I>l'B, three Arab children In Mrs. Ida He«nauer's Ink mean* a triumph for her Swls« Ideas of rlcjinlirwni over ace-old Be- riouln belief Ihal balhinf k 2 scmi-rclExIuut function. Ify Corn/me liar elf sty N'KA Special Correspondent GAZA, Palestine —(NBA)— Mrs. Ida HoKimier'.s Swiss passion (or almost- touched off an Now 20 women cnn use II at one time and stay there, scrubbing their clothes, their youngsters and themselves, tor three hours. No OUR can use the bathhouse Iniemntional incident among Arab | more than once in 10 days, but, all ' refugees ' In Gnzn, but at last, In a manner of speaking, it's all come out in the wash. Mrs. llannauer, who manages the food distribution center tnr 80,000 homeless in tliis arcn, thought it would be a good idcn If the rnfugoe women and children could stop off lo take a bath or do some laundry during the long waits for their food rrvlitm.s. So she -set about getting a laundry, showers and baby balhs built next to the mimed mosque which houses the food center. When it was finished, she Allowed it off to the' refrgcc women by gently bathing a little Bedouin girl In one -of the tnlxs, and then taking a shower herself. The youngster went- away scrubbed and happy. But the next dav. Ihe sheik nnii other dignitaries of the Bedouin tribr railed on Mrs. Hcgnnucr. What, they wanted to know, was the reason for her enormous crime? Why had she outraged a time-honored cu.stom among Bedouins, who keen themselves clean but consider bathing a semi-religious function? Mrs. Hr-Knauir hari no intentlrm day tons, six days K week, it's a .scene o( amiable nproar. A Jolly Sudanese woman manages matters inside and serves as wet nurse for hungry infants whose mothers are ton busy. Out.side an elderly refugee man runs tlie pump And water heater while lie nods and smiles at the feminine cbalfcr on the other side nT the wall. And the Bedouin .sheik no longer regards the Quaker woman with ber Kwl.ss Lrtcas of bathing a.i a criminal. GOP Will Battle To Curb 'Station' Rcpublicon L«ad«n Pounce on Old Word WiHi a Ntw Mtaning Honeymoon Isles Missed By Atlantic Hurricane By Ttip Assm-i.ilt-d fi-MS The Honeymoon Isles of Bermuda csea peel a taea t ing today from the WASHINGTON, Sept, 8—</P)— Republicans are picking up the word "statlsm" «s the party's un- ofriciil battle-cry against the Democrat*' "Fair Deal" program. Some Republicans want their party to make the fight against "stfttfsm"—or a social welfare state —the basic Issue in all major ejections. They charge that what President Truman calls his "Fair Deal" program is leading the country toward 'greater and greater state control over every man, woman and child. Republican Floor Leader Wherry of Nebraska has asked GOP poJicy makers to make an official party stanct on this Issue. "We've got in fight it.ti&m, the social welfare |overnmenl, or whatever you wish to call It," Wherry told • reporter. "Gavern- ment economy and opposition to i tit Ism are two Issues every Republican can agree on." Other Republicans agreed with Wherry. B ti t Democratic leaders hooted at the Idea that ".statism" can be made a political campaign issue. President Truman in a speech last Monday called the tny of "stat- ism" one of several "trumped up slogans" fo.stered by those w h o would frighten people in higher income groups. Democratic leader Lucas of Illinois .said: "It's Just another slogan. The Republicans originate a new one every campaign. But they can't win on a slogan. The people want something constructive as we have given them." Charges of "Maiism"—generally j hurled as an epithet at the 'Demo- 1 era lie administration—are creeping i more and more Into public speeches | l>y prominent people. James F. Byrnes, former Democratic secretary of slate, fir.st used the word la.st spring when KR warned against the growing power of Arkansas Senator Okays Johnson's Economy Orders UTTLB ROCK, Sept. »-W—D«- fense Secretary Johnson 1 ! economy order has the approval of Sen. McClellan (D-Ark). "There are loo many people in the government," McClellan told newsmen here yesterday. "There Is no way to economize except by cutting somewhere. It's lonij overdue." The Arkansas senator also noted that Johnson's recent order came only a few days before the Senate defeated his resolution which would have Instructed President Truman to trim federal expenses. He said absence of many senators may hme caused the defeat. However, he indicated the Senate may get another crack at votingxm the issue. He did not elaborate. Governor Back on Job Following Brie/ Illness LITTLE ROCK, Sept., Governor McMath w as back at work this morning after suffering an attack of acute colitis. McMath suffered the attack yesterday while en route to the Dallas' hetti. County Fair at Sparkman. He »a« taken to Hot Springs. While a little pale, the governor said he thought he was over Ui« illness and plans to continue at his office. In an average package there are approximately 93 yards of spaghetti 1 t. at M Electric Cooperative Lets Three Contracts POPLAR BLUFF. Mo., Sept. I. «p>—The M. &. A. Power Cooperative, n REA-financcd electric power generating and transmission ays- tern, today awarded contracts totaling $-176.305 to cover three re- niaining portions of tile generating plant here, which together with necessary transmission lines, will tepresi it an Investment of $2,1.00.000. Glem Eaker, M. & M. president, and James W. Owens. Jr., manager of the cooperative, announced awarding of contracts in three sections, all pertaining to the plant facilities. Contract for drilling of two wells and suppling pumping equipment went to Schneider-Griffin Co., Cape Glrardeau, Mo., for 811,400. The power plant building contract vas let to James H. Bright Contracting and Building Company, St. Loilis. for $259.424. and the Blease- Hilburn Electric Co.. Kansas City. . won contract for installation of • electrical equipment on bid of $205.- 171. ;,. , . . center of a tropical hurricane but I Ulc federal government DullM Slall.m still had heavy gales. -. The storm center of the huge At- Republicans gleefully picked up lantic blow edged «0 miles east of j th ' wortl '" attacking the Dcino- Bermuda and bended out to MR. Ships iti its path hurried lo escape the blast of 140 miles an hour. Grady Norton, chief storm forecaster at Miami, Fla., said the storm should threaten no more land un- cratic administration. Recently Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, now president of the Columbia University, lashed against "sta- tism" in a speech which some Democrat 5 thought sounded very much less it changes course. The blow Is! Hke Republican political talk. nf nlii-l^rr r. V, IJ • i "•"'" ' U ^11 H.IIJ(«> UUUISC. 1 HB DLOW IS lil%r ' FfcCy U»Jlll.«il I (JVI LI l\,U I IrtJR.. .•,.„,,.,£ T ^, r . L, Ca * lth01 " »» I the fourth of the season to come And only yesterday Senator Dulles Clark County Weekly Paper Changes Hands ARKADELPIHA. Ark.. Sept. 8. (;Pi —Famit B. Smith, publisher of the Southern Standard. Clark County weekly, today announced sale of the paper to W. J. Taylor of Lake Hamilton. Ark. The Southern Standard has been published In Clark County since 18ns. Taylor came to Arkansas from Baton Houge. La., where he was mechanical superintendent of tho I Daily Reveille, student publication j of Louisiana State University. are available. She suggested that the sheik !rl (he •vonicn of the tribe decide «-hetlier any crime had been enm- mlltecl. That nieiint sh? liacl In clemon.strnte the slimvers and tnh-.- nll over a^ain tot the women atid children. First lh Missco Training School Has Enrollment of 200 '" the ; the likely Democratic choice. | ''The trend to statism need. 1 : to be .stopped now and here." Dulles said in announcing he would accept the Republican nomination if it Is oft figures for the ' tered to him. y Training School, As generally defined by Republl- Armorel District were er- | cans, slallsm describes a govern- Firemen Answer Call To She/Jon Motor Co. The Blytheville Fire Department "•as called.:-to the Shelton Motor Company on South Second Street this morning when spilled gasoline on the fuel tank of a car was Ignited by it welding torch. No damage resulted. Corduroy Eyeful */ j Gel off lo a fresh fashion start in llu's jaunt) 1 Conluroy lH'o-j>Secer ilul's n smart and uucy as tan be. 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