The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 8, 1949 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 8, 1949
Page 12
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PAGE TWELVE BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NKW» THl NATION TODAY— Early Mental Examinations Might Have Saved 13 Lives in New Jersey, Psychiatrists Say By James Marlow WASHINGTON, Sept. 8. W>—Howard Unruli. tlio 27-year olrt veteran who slaughtered 13 people with his pistol in Camilon, N. J.. has bepn tent to the Slate Insane Hospital for two weoks, at lensi. P.syt-hiat lists who have been examining hhn haven't irpoiic-ci ynt whether thny think lie's insane or know what lie was doiny when he killed the 13 people, •#• If he's found sane, Jersey offi- | j, m np and thus CRc&pff. uial, he cials say, he'll be tried for murder.; pro ban!y faces a Lifetime in a incn- But two top Washington psyehia-1 | a i hospital, trists, with nothing mote to go on j , than the newspaper account, 1 ; they've read, flatly say Unruh is Insane. They base their opinion on two main points in the newspaper stories: 1. His excessive interest in the Bible, He is reported to have walked • long the streets, reading it. 2. His cwn statement that he Tvas sore at some of (he people he killed he felt they were agaitiM hhn. The psychiatrists give this explanation: Unruh is paranoid, Which mean 1 ; he has a .serious mental illness. He had delusions of being persecuted. Example: He thought his neighbors were against him. But how do such delusions man? Th P Washington psychiatrists couldn't say "lint slur tec! Hu>m in Unruh, since they hadn't been able to question him and dig back Jnto the mainsprings of his hfe. Serf al Vossihlp C^i'^fK Such delusions, (hough, may arise from several cai'.sejs, For example: 1. A deep sense of guilt. Instead of facing ? reality nd accepliny in his own niitid blame for some wrong thing he did—or something he felt was wrong—a man In time tries to .shift the blame to someone else. 2. A deep sense of mferioniy. In this case he begins to suspect that everything- thai happens huppen.s to him or because ot him. If it rains, the rain Is meant specially to spoil his day. If the sun Js hot. It's specially hot just to make him uncomfortable. So in other things—-as perhaps ft cross word with a neighbor—Ihe idea of persecution begins to build up and the paranoid magnifies it out of all reality in his own mind as something specially meant t« hurt him. Not always, but sometimes, a paranoid like that, winds up trying to kill people although usually his insanity is directed against only one person or a small group. It seldom takes on the mass scale ,)f Unmh'fi J3 killings. One point, that pii//led the _ .,.. .... ehiatrists here, though, was thel''' 11 "^ 6 whm.soever" in their strike fact that Unruh nut only .shot I Plans. down the neighbors he (Usliked but | '''I" 1 strike calls hi Pittsburgh by nlso slew stranger- on the street,! " 1C Brotherhood of R-iilrosul Trnin- nhildren and people in pnsshig j , tnen -stemmed from disputes involi-- Railroad Strikes To Idle 130,000 Steel Plants Face Curtailment's When Carriers Shut Down By The Assm-hloiJ 1'rt'ss Three of the nation's Laihojtd.s were thrCHtrncil ',vl>h strikes lodny. uialdiiK pos '>!(• I he idling of more (ban nd.OOO rait and slrrl winkers Some 30.001) workers are set to quit their jobs on (he .Missouri Pacific railroad »t, 2 pin tomorrow Union officials, who reacted an arbitrali' i i proposal yesterday, went ahead with strike pluns in tho dispute over some 2H2 unsi-MIrd claims involving nlmnt >.VI)fl[JOUO. In Pittsburgh, rail 1mj|hrrl)nricl officials have called strikes on two inter-plant connec-tuui carriers which .serve scores of plrinLs. principally in the -steel industry. One walkout is sel for Saturday and the second for liexi Tile.sday. The work .stoppages on (he lineF v.nilW make idle some 100000 Merlworkors. Wanes are not involved in any of the rail disputes. In Washington. Frank Douglas, member of .the mediation board, .said the board hus "Riven up entirely" in its efforis lo avert the slrike against Ihe Mi.vsuuh Pacific line. Tlic road reported in St. l.o"is that it had slopped arccptinp? freight that cannot t>c delivered before the strike deadline. Similar restrictions also would be placed on passenger, mail, baggngr nnd services, tile railroad .said. Knur llnions lllvnhril Four rail unions are involved in Uie dispute. They me tlw Locomotive Engineers. KiiKiuemen and FiiTineii, Railroad Trainmen and Railway Conductors. In Cleveland yesterday brotherhood spokesmen -said they had decided to make "no tutos. New .lersey officials said they didn't ask Unruh about thai. But both psychiatrists say one of the tragedies in U:iruh's case was this: His mental Illness should have been spotted before he ever tore loose with his gun. Could Haye Been Avoided Why? Because, they say, the evidence of his mental illness already n-a.s clear. His insanity, they say, didn't suddenly come on him in erprclution of var- ing technical ; ions rules Tile walkout of about 600 trainmen of Uie Monongnholn connecting railroad is set for 2 p.m. Sal- llrdi'- and ihe one calling out 1.200 brnkemen and rumluctors on the union line is scheduled for 5'30 a .111. Tuesday. The union road is the inter-plant, line between al: mills of U.S. Steel Corporation subsidiaries in the PitlsunrRh district day or a week but had been build- j Tllc MormnEnheln line serves Jom-.s ing up. I & LM'?hlin Steel Corporation Pittsburgh and nearby tin New Jersey Unruh was quoted as riying he had been building nu a grudge against his neighbors for two years since he returned from the Army.) How could such insanity have been recognised? This was the explanation for that: When a person goes to excess in anything — whether it'.s eating, drinking, or even something like reading the Bible-he's open (o (fue.stion about his mental condition. But. when In Unruh this excess \ was coupled witii statements to his t family that he had a grudge against his neighbors and thai he though) ; they were against him—Ihe signs of 1 his illness were preliy clear. ' If someone had been able to rec- ' ogni/e the signs and gotten Unrnh i to a doctor, the shoo.iug probably ! never would have happened. ; But the two psychiatrists, In agreement on everything .said heir so far."disagree on this: Can Unruh: be cured? One sav.s flatly no. i The other says "maybe." if Unnih : is given the proper treatment. Bm j this psychiatrist added: \ "Kven it he were completely ' eured. how could anyone ever be i sure?" ' •• So if Unruh is found officlalh ! planls hi Aliquippn. Inlerveiltion of a presideutiiil iacl-finding board would avert the walkom against, the MrmunealiHn connectiriK line. A board, however has passed on the union rand's diswile. Tlie brotherhood has rejected the board's recommendations. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1943 1IOU,YWOOI> lUCKIW MI.OT W1XS A RACING 'OSCAR'—First hi the Elemiix race. Jut 1 Do Bona gets a first-hand, close look al the iro- phy emlilpjiiiUir of jus 1910 victory at Cleveland. Ohio. Last year De Bona. whose intckci-s nurlude Actor Jimmy Slewurl, ran out of gas about 5U miles t nun tJit- finish line. ' AP WircphoUK. Spa'.vnijiy fliiKmff oyster.*; occtirs when the water it] which they live rcaclie.s a K-tnpciaUire of GH to 70 dcfjiees I-'. Although AH. McKinley in Alaska reaches up a hove '20.fl6o frr-i. timber line is low, only 3,000 feet above K.s base. Now! Toni Home Permanent TWICE as EASY- TWICE as FAST S*o*e College Registration Starts Sept. 12 Dr. w. J. Kdens, president a! Arkansas Stale College, today ati- nounced the completion of (he faculty lists for 1949-50. Approximately twenty new faculty members have teen appointed, which brings the total to more than 95. Baled V. SCeister. reRis'.rai 1 , announced that all advanced .students are to register on Monday and Tuesday. September 12 and 13. and that all are to begin Wednesday, September 14. Registration will he held In the Administration Building. The dormitories ivill be oi>en al 1 p.m.. Wednesday, September 7. The attention of al! freshmen aitd new students is called to the orientation period wlik'h begins al 9 a.m.. September 8. This is a three day program planned to give counseling and guidance to the new students, and to help them organize their work for the semester, besides becoming familiar with the t'Kinpua. "To avoid delay in registration or in class attendance," Mr. Keister .states, ''all freshmen and new .students should nave transcripts forwarded to the registrar. The orientation program \vill consist of registration, standardized tests, el- Shock Worker*' MOY» Originated in Prague PRAGUE — I/PI--* C/echoslovfilda now has "Stachanovite isuper p ro - ducer) teachers whose goal is to speed tile triumph of Marx-Leninist socialism. How doe.s a teacher get fo be a Stachanovite or shock worker? Auctioneer in Ingland Sells One /fern Too Many And Loses All Profit* C/RANTHAM, Big., S«pt I (AP) —'Hie auctioneer .sacrificed a kitchen table, last item of his sale, for five ^hillings i»i). The buyer, a Nottingham .second- ihe and still are in the way of spreading ol Socialistic Ideas. "This work is based on thrse elements: To teach better—more ideologically. To give attention' to the formation of youth groups To pay special attention to the'So cialistic attitude In work." Marriage Licenses The following couple obtained > maiTfgae license at the office of Miss Elizabeth Blylhc, comity ,-lert yesterday: Floyd' White and Miss j ac kic Chrislner, both of Blylheville Basketball was Springfield. Mass., originated in 1891. in eclion of class officers, and having pictures taking for the college annual. Onions contain an oil, similar to that, used in tear gas bombs. With the Courts Common Plea* The General contract Purchase Corporation vs. Charles Hodge and James Goosby, suit of replevin claiming unlawful detention of 194« Bnick automobile and asking 1100 damages. Chanter/: J. Jackson vs. Robert S. Shelton et al, suit, to on property t 0 recover »2,480 owed on account, pliLs Interest. Margarultte Jolly Conrad vs. Elmer Conrad, suit for divorce. O. S. Presidents Wilson, Tyler and Cies'eiand married while in oil ice. OUR NEW TELEPHONE NUMBER 4427 Nunn Provision Co. 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PROFIT By Advertising In The Classified Columns WJieii You Want to Buy or Sell ADS PLACED BEFORE7A~.M~ WILL APPEAR SAME DAY BLYT ii All Classified Advertising Payable in Advance PHONE 4461 EVILLE COURIER NEWS ,f A MESSAGE TO OUR SUBSCRIBERS IN THE CITY OF BLYTHEVILLE t Tht Courier Newt /ioi recently undergone a change of procedure in the city circulation department. Since you are the chief concern of that department H is only fair that you know and understand tht way it is operated. Your carrier is now what newspaper people uwli "A l.iltle Merchant". He is a free agent, buying his payers and selling them back lo _vou for a small margin of profit. He must pay for your paper each week. Many people do not wain lo pay ineir paper bill weekly; therefore yon can pay in advance ijimrlerly, semi-annually or annually at the Courier News office. If you are * paid-in-advance subscriber and you l*ave town or for some other reason .votir paper is stopped, proper credit will h« refunded upon request. If you are a paid-in-advance subscriber and yon do not renew your mibscription al Us expiration date, you will be automatically changed lo the weekly basis. Our circulation department has endeavored to make this change with the least possible inconvenience to you and we will he glad lo discuss • ny problems that you might have regarding this malttr. Under this LITTLE MERCHANT SYSTEM (which Is employed by the majority of newspapers) your carrier DKPKM1S UPON ¥011 foi his pay. He has more incenlive to do a good job and it will enable him to leurn more of the basic principles of business. TODAY'S NEWSPAPER BOY IS TOMORROW'S LEADER

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