The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 8, 1949 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 8, 1949
Page 10
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PAGE TEX BLYTHEVILI.E (ARK.) COUNTER NEWS Missing Kansas Girl Reappears Prospective Bride Tells Detectives She Changed Her Plans TOPEKA, KflK.. Sept. S—tA> t — A yoimir Missouri an and his prospective Kansfta bride were reitniied today afler a 32-hour vanishing aft by the girl. Miss Reatha Hixon, 22. University of Missouri journalism .student from Ogallah, Kas.. walked into police headquarters here and calmly said sh« was missing. She told detectives she had merely decided not to go through with wedding plans ai tills time. She and Russell Johnson. 23, Tnriepencicence, Mo., also a. si mi out •t M.U., were scheduled to he married Saturday night. Miw Naxon and jDlin.wti were reunited aUthe police station here. They embraced and the girl wo[>t quietly in Johnson's arms. Miiut Nixon disappeared Monday as she and a '20-year-old sister, Pauline, were on their way to Kans«!i City by train to meet Johnson. Pauline said she last had SOI-M Reatha shortly before the train J reached Topeka. ReatJia said she ltat\ no itir.j lifr disappearance would "tauye all this excitement." "I just .stopped off here and took • room." she said. She added: "I expect we'll he married after I'v* had a IRS!. I think there U no dongt Jn his mind about inn and I know there's none in my mind about him." Johnson had nothiiw *<> say nl/mt the girl's disappearatu'e. Leaving the station together, he said he planned to drive Realha to her Western Kansas home. Texas Girl is Killed In fall Aboard Liner; Companion is Injured BOSTON, Sept. 8, tif\ — A full. down a stairway brought death to a socialite Texas girl and stave Injury to a male companion who were returning witn toh«^e Trends from a European rniise aboard I he. luxury lines *" •calibnr, an American export line spokesman said yesterday. The (firl. who died four days alter *h« tumbled down «. nine-foot stairway from the boat deck to the promenade deck, was identified RS Adrlenne Atwell, 20. of Dallas. The big liner has been speeded up to bring her companion, Robert Wlllard, 31, of Dallas, to a Boston hosoital. Willard was In a coma for three days after the fall. There were no reports of any other passengers hurt, the spokesman said. There wa.i, he added, no explanation of what caused Miss Atwell and Willard to fall. MiM Atwell. who was the granddaughter of Federal Judge William H. Atwell, WHS returning with her puren ta, A ttv. a nd Mrs, Webs te r Aewell. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, German overnment fs Functioning BONN. Germany, Knjil. 8-*/P)_ The first German RovernnieiU since Adolph Hitler com'ened yesterday. The Bimrte.sral, upper house of he Wost German Federal Republic was the [list hiiinch or the new government lo bred) '.vorlt. The Bundestag, the lower house, held Is first session yesterday afternoon. A federal president will he elect- ed Sej>t. 12 by a convention of 402 Hundp.stag deputies and 400 special delegates from the slate legislatures. British hinh commissioner, Gen. Sir Brian Uobrrt.son, and the AIII- encran and Frenrh high commissioners Jojin J. McOloy and Andre Fraiicoix-Poiu-ei were present. The session was officially called I lo order by Jo.imies Buecl. 73, of Hamburg, ihe r.ldcbt German sena- tracks If I hadn't. NnthinK wrong with that though -Urn's just, good soldiering." tor. Earlier, in Catholic: and anl churches, .lertymcn had prayed for the welfare ol the ncx republic. The IHimlcsral elected Karl Arnol-1 as ils president. He Is » ! Chr.'.stian Democrat and minister- prcsklenl of the largest stale— north-Rhine Westphalia, which. Includes the Ruhr. St. Peters Calhcrteral in Rome i.s the Jaifie-t ui the \vorld. DANCE FRIDAY NIGH T- SEPT. 9 to th« Music of TED FISHER and his Orchestra at the TWIN GABLES CLUB 90S No. 6th St. For Reservations Phone 3984 KNTKKS A .MOTION AGAINST KOMDSON—Denim trouser-c'lnd girl in (orei;round»puts the litiRer on her feelings about Paul HoDeson conceit, in old gull club Bronnds near Pcek.skill, N. \'., as slate trooper , holds hi check of men niuj women l:tkm B par! in lienion.stralioj). Veterans and supporters paraded concert xm-mds as iienrly 1.:!()() |n>acc nlliceis tried to kwp them from t-lashinj; with audience. Violence llarctl ! after end of concert and duxcns were reimrled injured. IAP Wircpholo). Berkley Frowns on Picture Taking As He Dances With St. Louis Widow ST. LOUIS. vSepl. H. Oh — Vice President Harklcy :ui<l bus attriict- i\ r e frieiuf. Mrs. Carl ton S. Had ley, danced Tuesday ni^hl- bin iujt until photOKraptiors \vn e twice escorted from a butr-1 L,illn>oin. The news photographers were ordered uui nf (lie Hotel Chase ballroom aflrr objei-MOILS were ra i.s ed ov er pit: t n re t LI k ins. "f have n.skrd that thf-re i)e no pic in res taken v, bile v:e dunce," Bark ley said a fler nhotomrii pliers were escorted out fr>r ihe second time. About 10 newsmen were on iutnrl when the Hurkley parly arrived :it the ballroom. A short litne Inter Harold Knplnr. a .SOLI tif (hi' hotel owner, orttci'ed t he newsmen out. "Unlew you leave. Ihe Dark Icy pariy tin-eaten. 11 : lo leave,' 1 he said Bark ley dpnied that. "T never asked lo have the press leave and they hail no ritfht to say T did," the vice president said. Then the newsmen pot in again. But V-hcu Mis. Hartley and Bnrk- ley .started fo doncr. a photographer's flash bulb uenl nff and the (ianctns stopned. Newsmeji \verp escorted out for the secontt time. Later they agreed fo takp no inorr- piuLure.s mul weie allowed to sit in Hie ballroom, Barkley came to St. l.onis Sunday. He was Creeled at the airport by Mr*. Hudley. Rumors of a romance between Hark lev. n 71 year-old widower, and Mrs. Hartley. 37-year-old w Idow, Iiave persisted. Friends say tltey definitely have not discussed innrriHRe plans. The Vice President hart a .speak- inp rnKa^ement IE) Springfield, 111..! yesterday. 300 Missourians Seek Jobs With Highway Patrol CITY, Sept. fl. (^,.._ Miue limn ^00 applkinnis will take examinations Ihi.s week In (heir efforts to become uniformed mem- lie i.s of Mis.soiu i's ilitjhway Pa tail. Co!. David K, Ha i J i.son, superintendent of the patiul. .said 1^5 men would he ^iven physical and men'.al tests slT<rthiK today. The sehcdnln calls for ll»n jnore t(j fare examinations Friday and fi() on Saturday. From Rioup :t,^ wilt be chosen to expand the patrol strength to 260 men and nt fleets. When they go oil regular duty as troopers they will xel the new base JMV of $250 a mnnth. Hiirrison said fiie ^5 will enter a six-weeks course of physital training and simly at Hedalia Oct. H. Thai's the day a new law becomes ef [relive, authorizing the enlarged force. Full strentfl h of the put ro! now is -set at 220 by law. Harrison .s:>»i there are three vacancies now '. \ ! they must be filled also. One extra probationer probably will be s filed eu" lo replace any man who mny fail In later tiaminsr. Sergeant Recalls Army Experience With Vet Slayer PORTLAND. Ore.. Rent. 8. f/Ti— Unwind Nmuh. the beserk gunman of Ciirndrn. was a cool, quiet, blble- i ending .sukLicr with a passion for gim.i, hus \\ar-thne sergeant re- en lied he IP yesterday, Norman K. Koehn of Portland pointed to a picture of Unruh, v.'ho killed 13 persons in Crunden, N-J.. Tuesday, in a booklet tellinc the history of (he 341M Armored Kiold Artillery B .Unlion. "Hov,nid \va.s n quiet kid." Koehn. his section chief in BaLtrry C. said "Me never assor.iaterl mucli with I lie oilier fellows, but he wns in- tclliEent—;i pretty smart kid. l clnn't Lluirk anyhntlv %nve hh« much ricdit Tor lliat. He wns cool, too Never excihible." Unrnh wrotp long letters—page after page—to his mother while, oversea?: in Italy ami Prance, Koehn .said, and spent hours read- lily the bible. But his hobby \va.s Runs: "Guns and bayonet.";. I've probably .seen that Luper he used, because he had downs of puns" His marksmanship was deadly, Koehn added, telling of • • experience which he considered a narrow escape Iron] Un- rnh'.s rifle. He said he hari spotted a wild boar while seated In a mortar crater in Austria one moonlight iHKht. fired, then took after it. tilirnh, on sentry rimy, challenged him. "I gave the count rr.slpn riehL back. qiiLrk." said Koehn. 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