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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, October 8, 1951
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__MONPAY. OCTOBER 8. 195t BLYTrTEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Violence Takes 10 Lives In Arkansas on Weekend By The Associated Pres* At least 23 persons died violently in Arkansas during the week end•d Sunday midnight, The death toll oi traffic mishaps was 11. Violence over the week end claimed 10 lives. Three persons met instant death when an automobile failed to round a sharp curve near Pocahontas Sunday and crashed into a parked trailer -truck. The victims were Mrs. Marguerite George Gruenwald. 53, Edmund L. Bouligny, 55, and Miss Bess Murray, 50, all of St. Louis. Mrs. Gruenwald's husband. Edward, 55, suffered a back injury. The Gruenwalds had been married only a few hours when the accident occurred. Boy Dlw In Fire Fourteen-year-old Darril Wayne Robbins perished when fire destroyed' his parents' farm home 20 miles east of Hot Springs Sunday. He was using kerosene to start a fire when the fluid exploded spreading flames throughout the house. His five-year-old sister, Linda, was burned about the legs. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mancel Robbins. A collision of two trucks near Lepanto Sunday took the life of Hugh Monroe Chapman, 39, of Osceola, Ark. Three other pcrsom were hurt. Walter J. Dilday, about 10, was injured fatally when an automobile and his bicycle collided near the city limits of Stuttgart Sunday night. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Dilday of Stuttgart. Negro Is Shot A 46-year-old Negro, Eddie Stewart, a paroled murderer, was shot to death in an altercation with a Mon- tlcello peace officer Saturday night, Coroner Raymond Stephenson said night officer Floyd Bond acted in •elf defense. An auto crashed into an unlight- •d vehicle parked on a highway near England Saturday night, killing John Ingram, 37. Ingram was attempting to crank the motor of his car when the accident occurred. Mrs. Zora Wofford of Pocahontas, was killed in a six-vehicle pileup near Little Rock Saturday. Eight other persons were injured. Sergeant Dies at Helena 8?t. 1st Class Aubrey P. Reeves of the U. S. Army died in a Helena, Ark., hospital Saturday. Four former Pine Bluff residents perished in a fire that destroyed their frame cottage at St, Louis Sunday. They were Mrs. Mildred Boyd, ». her children, Jackie, three, and Melba, seven months, and Mrs. Boyd's brother Qeorge Hood, 19. The** deaths were "not included in th« Arkansas totals. BACK TO KOREA? - Hong Kong sources say Communist Gen. Lin Piao, above, original commander of Chinese forces in Korea, has returned to China aiter six months of military training in Russia ar.d will soon resume command of his Korean army. After commanding Chinese "volunteers" when they first entered the Korean war a year ago, Lin was replaced by Gen. Peng Teh-huai. NEW Air Conditioned By Refrigeration "Your Community Center" MANILA, ARK. Matinees Sat. & Sun. I'hone 58 Last Times Today You're in the Navy Now" Gary Cooper Tuesday 'Gallant Thoroughbred' Wednesday & Thursday III 'DEVIL'S DOORWAY' Robert Taylor Marshall Thompson TO APPEAR HERE — Ward Bond (above), character actor will lie one of three Hollywood film representatives who will make personal appearances at the Rltz Theater here from 2:45 until 3:15 p.m/ tomorrow in connection with "Movietlme. U.S.A." a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the motion picture industry. Accompanying him will be Eileen Christy, MOM starlet, and George Wells, an MGM screen writer. Soldier's Death Is a Mystery Korean Vet Dies At Helena Hospital; Inquest Scheduled FORREST CITY, Ark.. Oct. 8?(IP) —What caused the death of Army Sgl. 1st Class Aubrey p. Reeves? Was he hit by a rock or some other object; was he beaten in a fight; did he strike his head in a fall, or did he suffer a fatal recur- rance of a previous injury? A coroner's inquest was to be held here today in attempt to answer these questions. Reeves, who lived near the Monroe-Phillips County line, died at a Helena, Arlc., hospital, Saturday, several hours after he and his brother. Sgt. Reeves, also of the U. S. Army, were found unconscious in a ditch near here. Sheriff Gives Account At Helena. Sheriff E. P. Hickey of Phillips County pieced together this account of the incident. Aubrey, home on leave from the Army'and Navy hospital at Hot Springs where he was recovering from injuries suffered in an auto accident, joined his brother Mack. Mrs. Joan Reeves and another woman—he didn't Identify her—in a Friday night trip to Forrest City. The men were drinking. En route, home, Aubrey accused the woman of making fun of him. The car was stopped and the couples got out. Girls Ran Away The girls ran away from the auto and hid in a ditch for several minutes. They returned to the car and not finding their companions drove the automobile to Poplar Grove about 25 miles from the scene. They returned 'the next morning and discovered the brothers in a ditch. Both were unconscious. Mack recovered but Aubrey was hospitalized at Helena. He died several hours later. Dr. J. M. Nichols, Phillips County coroner, said death was due to a damaged brain, he also reported Taps to Ring For Arkansas Brother Team BATESVILE, Ark., Oct. 8 (AP) — Melvin and John Richard Barnett, who played together as boys and fought together as men, return here tomorrow to receive a recognition reserved for heroes. This time, the brothers will remain in their native north Arkansas. They gave their lives resisting the Reds in faraway Korea. Tomorrow, their family, kin and friends will pay last respects at a military funeral for the two privates, first class, late of the 1st Calvary Division, Thousands of other youngsters like Mel and Johnny Bamett also have died in Korea. But the Barnett boys were killed In action on the same day and In the same engagement. The deaths of the two Arkansas brothers may be the first Instance in the current conflict in which members of the same family fell in the same battle. Melvin was 20 and married. Johnny was 19 and single. They have five brothers and six sisters. They enlisted about the same time, three years ago and were together until they reached the Korean fighting front. Eventually, they were reunited when Johnny requested transfer from his medical unit to Melvin's company In the 5th Regiment of the First Cavalry. Last March, about a month after the brothers were reunited, their father, George Barnett, a farmer near here, and Melvin's wife received the nation's regrets in the simple, tell-tale messages from the Defense Department. Tomorrow afternoon, after the Batesville National Guard unit fires the traditional volley reserved for men and women \vho have died for their country, and the bugler's "taps' 1 has died away In the autumn air, the brief saga of Melvin and John Barnett will be completed. Arkansas News Briefs— Fulbright Praises New Hospital As Example of Racial Tolerance B.v THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WEST MEMPHIS—A hospital w i( n equal facilities available (or Negroes and white persons Is a "concrete example of racial toleranc* for all the nation to see." These were the word of sen. Fulbright (D-Arlc) >s he dedicated Cnttcndcn County's new Jl,500,000 Memorial Hospital here yesterday "This is the answer of the South to the moulded policies of the reformers In the North," said Fulbrieht, adding: "This policy Is certainly in keeping with the one set recently by West Memphis in providing for the educational needs of its colored population. It Is a vigorous and healthy sign. ..." New U. of A. Teaching Hospital Begun LITTLE ROCK-Conslruction on the new $8.500000 tcachinK hospital for the University of Arkansas School of Medicine now is officially underway. A group including Dr. Lewis Webster Jones, who resigned recently as president of the university, participated In ground breaking ceremonies for the project, here .Saturday. Fordyce Man Named to 'Forest Group' PARIS-The Keep Arkansas Green Association has named Ben Mayhew of Fordyce as the new president. He was named to succeed D. K. Bemls of Prescott at the organizations s.xth annual convention at nearby Mt. Magazine yesterday Other officers are Dave Campbell of Camden, vice president- Jeff Bnmett of LHUe Rock, secretory-treasurer, a,,d A! PoLd of lit e Rock, executive director. Camden Municipal Judge Is Dead CAMDEN-Munieipal Judge Leonard M. Stern died following a was 66 °" h ' S Wrthday "' h ' S h ° me here SatUrday nlght ' He He had been judge of the Camden municipal court (or several ^years and had planned to retire after his term expired this year. Livestock— NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. HI.. Oct. g. (/P)—(USDA)—Hogs 17,030; barrows and gilts largely 50 to 65 lower than Friday; trading active to all buying interests; bulk choice 190-240 Ibs 21.60-75; top 21.75; stronger weights scarce; bulk 150170 IDS 20.25-21.50; 120-140 Ibs 185019.75; 100-J20 Ibs 17.00-19.CO;'sows 25 to 50 lower; bulk. 400 Ibs' down 19.00-50; few light sows 19.15; over 400 Ibs largely 18.00-19.00. Cattle 6,000, calves 1,000; opening demand fairly active with higher asking prices delaying trade although some early sales fully steady on good and choice steers at 32.50-36.25; some prime held'above 38.00; cows relatively slow; some opening sales steady on utility and commercial at 22.50-27.50; caners and cutters 17.00-22.00. Pardoned Spy Lcthar Wltzke was .the first German spy to receive a death sentence from the American forces during World War r. He was sentenced to be hanged but, on Nov. 22, 1923, President Coolidge pardoned Witzke with the understanding that he leave the United States and never return. thai the sergeant had been hit or kicked. Sgt Mack Reeves was home on leave from an Army hospital in Battle Creek, Mich. He suffered the loss of part of his right foot in Korea. Arkansas Has 32 Hospitals In Making Under Federal Aid WASHINGTON. Oct. 8. Wi—Arkansas has 32 hospital projects either in operation or under construction through the federal hospital aid program. A report from the public health service to Senator Fulbright (D- Ark) today showed that the cost of the 32 projects totals an estimated 534,184,740. of which the federal government contributed nearly half or $16,345.782.' Some of the projects are new hospitals, some additions to hospitals and others are service facilities or health centers. The hospitals are built under the Hill-Burton Act under which the federal government provides a share of the cost for various hospital and health center facilities approved In a state-wide p!an. The program has been'in operation since shortly, after World War II. At the time the Public Health Service prepared the report a total of 16 hospitals costing $5,261,830 were in operation while another 16 costing $28,922,931 were in construction. However since that time the Crittenden County at West Memphis, costing $1,267345 has been completed. Fulbright spoke at dedication services for the West Memphis Hospital Saturday. These 32 hospitals bunt or under construction add about 2,500 hospital beds to the total available In the state. Blytheville Man Named By Insurance Company Louis Cheny. Blytheville insurance man, has been named a member of the New Vork Life Insurance Company's 1951 Star Club, it was announced today. ,,The Star Club Is an organization of leading members of the company's force of 5,000 agents In the United States and Canada. The Star Club «ill hoid an educational conference Oct. 18-21 at Colorado Springs, Colo. IU- $ « Banill. T«tiHout< INDIANA *i Rkhmond "'« ' "SnoH V jS****1K * L"» IM isO gtv Altai? U«i»i!!« lb«r» KENTUCKY ® SHIFTING CENTER-The Newsmnp above shows westward movement of (he center of population ol the U. S. since 1880, according to the U. S. Census Bureau. The 1950 center is located in a corn field near Olney, 111. Lack of Parts Curtails Jets Use in Europe FRANKFURT. Germany, Oct. 8. j—The U.S. Air Force has sharply curtailed use of its F-84 Thunder- Jet fighter planes In Europe because of a critical shortage of spare parts, a spokesman disclosed today. MaJ. Lawrence M. Watson, 12th Air Force plans officer, said that "because such parts are needed in Korea, we have had to reduce all our F-B4 flights." "We've got to conserve our Thun- dcrjets so that in case o! war we won't be caught short," he said at an Air Force briefing. Another air officer said privately. "Of course Korea should have priority, but something Is wrong somewhere when we don't have enough parts here to keep our F-84's in the air." RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Monday & Tuesday Warner News & Shorts Wednesday & Thursday 'BANDIT QUEEN Barbara Britton VHIard Marshall Also News & Short* »*•••••••••••••••••••••• COTTON BOLL on North Hiway 61 Phone 3570 Ends Tonight Doris Day Gordon MacRae In 'ON MOONLIGHT BAY' (In Color) Plus Cartoon Tuesday & Wednesday ftn MM _ U| '.™*""ia'tt«« ! E""".'.|r MAU POWERS M TOD ANDREWS rr.-nrrf by THE FIUUIEIS Oi,t,:t,l,d by 110 lltlO mill IE!. IK. Plus 2 Cartoons Guest Movie Ticket Nites Go to a Movie Theatre Today! Go to j Movie Tbeatre TODAY! QUICK CASH When You Need It! When you need money in a hurry, bring your troubles to us. Let us arrange a loan that will solve your problem ... a loan that is "tailor- made" for you . . . with payments to suit your income . . . and up to 18 months to repay. Loans Arranged Quickly Confidentially "Tailor-Made" To lit Your Particular Up to 18 Months to Repay YOUR PERSONAL LOAN FROM DELTA LOAN & FINANCE COMPANY OF BLYTHEVILLI 324 West Ash Phone 2091 ANNOUNCEMENT The local Theatres of Blytheville, THE RITZ, STARVUE DRIVE-IN, COTTONBOLL DRIVE-IN, ROXY, MOX and SAVOY are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of THE MOTION PICTURE THEATRE, along with the 23,000 Theatres in the United Slates. THIS IS THE GOLDEN JUBILEE YEAR OF THE AMERICAN MOVIE THEATRE called MOVIETIME U. S. A. On Octohcr 8th a cavalcade of Hollywood personalities will visit each slate capital lo meet with exhibitors and to bring the message of MOVIETIME USA (o (he governor and the people of each of the 48 states. One unit of this cavalcade of Hollywood personalities, which include WARD BOND, screen Character Actor, EILEEN CHRISTY, METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER Starlet, and GEORGE WELLS- METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER screen writer, will make a PERSONAL APPEARANCE in BLYTHEVILLE at 2:45 to 3:15 P.M. Tuesday, October 9th, this will lie broadcast from the RITZ THEATRE STAGE over K. L. C. N. at that lime. THE PUBLIC IS INVITED, and it Is FREE, as there will be no matinc* at the Ritz on Tuesday. This is brought to you by Mr. Moxley, Mr. McCutchen, and Mr. Bailey, in cooperation with the State and National Committee's of MO- VIETIME USA. As the Celebrities arrive, they wil! he escorted into town from the Starvue I)rive-In by the MAYOR, DOYLE HEN- DEI'.SON, Mr. Bailey, Mr. Moxley and Mr. McCutchen. The latest pictures in which Ward Bond has appeared are ONLY THE VALIANT SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON KISS TOMORROW GOODBYE GREAT MISSOURI RAID WAGONMASTERS R1DIN' HIGH George Weils was the screenwriter for the following pictures TOAST OF NEW ORLEANS THREE ^ITTLE WORDS TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME MYRTON OF THE MOVIES and many others. PAGE FTVB 1 — P/even Forces Ahead PARIS, Oct. «. ( AP ) _ Premie cn « Pleven's coalition forces won f 1 /"' 0( France ' s local el <*™ s fto . d »y b y collecting 43.2 per •"' °' ' he "««. but the Comrmi. nists got more than any single par. Last Times Today 2 Shows: 7 P.M. & 9 P.M. "FORT WORTH" Randolph Scott Playgrounds for the Kiddies Show Starts 7:00 p.m. Last Times Tonite MAKKofth. «.,*, RICMPO mum i —Plus— Popeye Cartoon Color Cartoon •Tuesday & Wednesday VAN HEFLIN-YVONNE De CARLO —Plus— "IN OLD MISSOURI" Also 3 Stooge Comedy and Cartoon Remember: The driver of the car will be ad- mltftd FREE If he or she has a Starvue Club Sticker on their windshield of (he car. Ask alxmt it al the concession bar. Phone 4621 Show Starts Weekdays 1:0* Sat.-Sun. 1:00 Always a Double Feature Last Times Tonite —Plus— 'B!ue Blood' Also Cartoon & Latest News Tuesday & Wednesday —And— HOD C&MERON Also Football Thrill Short Coming Thursday & Friday Official ClumpiMSbip FigM Films! Dillnbvtad br tKO KodU KcK**t. 1«N.

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