The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 20, 1949 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 20, 1949
Page 9
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MONDAY, TUNE 20, 1949 BLYTHEVn,LE (ARK.) COURIER KEWS PAGE KINE Trial lor Slayer Of Officer Begins Penalty of Death To B« Asked for Kenneth D. SpcegU YELLVrLLB, Ark., June 30. MV- A 24-year-old AWOL. soldier who admitted slaying an Arkansas State Trooper and a retired railroad man 'Jfc this North Arkansas mountain emintry, began a fight for hl« life today.' Charged with first degree murder, Kenneth D. Speegle went on trial here lor the policeman's death. Prosecutor Eugene W. Moore said he would ask the death penalty. I State Patrolman S. V. Pavatt was wounded fatally last Sept. 2S by a rifle bullet (lied from a lonely mountain cabin. He was invesligal- ng a series of farm burglaries In he area. While hunting for the killer, au- horlties found tlie body of Zoe E. Crook, who owned the cabin, buried n a shallow grave. Papers found in a nearby cave started an extensive manhurH for Speegle, AWOL from his Army post at Fort Lewis, Wash. He was ar- jestcd about two weeks later near Oklahoma City. Dr. George W. Jackson, superintendent of the Arkansas State Hospital, declared Speegle sane after examination, but Jackson said the young soldier apparently suffered amnesia as he said he could remember nothing which occurred it the time of the killings. Weapon Found Last month. Lt. H. R. Peterson, ,-a.d of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Department, announced that Speegle had admitted killing the two men and had feigned amnesia. In Little Rock l"t night, peter- announced the recovery of a • shown by ballistics test to have ?n the one which killed Trooper Pavatt. Peterson said the weapon was ound in Alamosa. Colo., "the re- i of an outstanding piece of defective work." Speegle told officers he escaped prom officers soon after the shooting by boarding a freight train, leaving the rifle in a refrigerator V»r when h« Jumped off the train day. Peterson reported. Special officers of three railroads |)oined in locating the weapon. lew Rent Control Act Be Debated on Air Sen. John Sparkman of Alabama, Harry Cain of Washington, Housing Expediter Tlghe Woods nd William Russell, general chair- nan of the Metropolitan Fair Rent Committee of New York will debate |the new rent law on "America's own Meeting of the Air", tomor- at,,7:30 p.m. over radio station VMPS, Memphis. question to be discussed will "If Our New Rent TAW Fair Tenants and Landlords". . C. A. Cunningham, area rent Director here said that he has rned that Expediter Woods will nswer many of-the questions now sing asked by tenants and land- Jds about the new rent law, and rill also discuss revised regulations or increases in rent. State Weekend News Briefs »J The AiwiaU* Pre*« Postal Clerka Elect HOT SPRINGS—Th« Arkansas Federation of Postal Clerk» has re-fleeted Edward Putmau of Fort Smith aj president. The woman's auxiliary named Mrs. C»rl E. Helimeman, Hot Springs, as iU president. The two organizations closed tlielr annual convention here Saturday. SUylnj Suspect O«t on Bon* PARAOOULD — David Monroe Scott, 18-year-old farm lad accused of the fata) shooting of his father, W. B. Scott, 50. has been released on HO.000 bond. Young Scott Is to be tried on first degree murder charges In the December term o{ Greene County Clrcui Court. WalnwcUht t« Speilt LITTLE ROOK—Lt. Gen. Jonathan M. Walnwrlghl. hero of Cor- regldor, wilt be guest speaker during tlie 59th reunion of the Sons of Confederate Veterans here Sept. 21-M. Named HUhway Director LITTLE ROCK—Deimison Yates of Hot Springs has been appointed personnel director of the Arkansas Highway Department. Aluminum Workers Laid GIT LITTLE ROCK—About 50 workers have been laid off at the Reynolds Mining Corporation's Hurricane Creek Alumina Plant at Bauxite. Ark. The personnel reduction is part of the present trend which other Industries are following in the post-war deflation, said Plant Manager W. W. Blnford Saturday. The firm's Jones Mill plant near Hot Springs is nob affected. -larvdrd Balks At 'Hunt' for ^acuity Reds HARVARD BALKS 24 CAMBIUIXSK, Mnss.. Jim* 20. i — Harvard, U.e nation's oldest mivorslly, will not t.unl for Com- Suits for $61,000 Filed in Deaths In Bay Jail Fire JONESBORO, Ark., June 20. -Suits totalling Ml,000 have been filed in circuit Court here seeking to recover damages for heirs of two Jonesboro men who were burned to To LOVE-1N-BLOOM T —Jeanne McArtrey is delightfully cool, and makes the same kind of picture, swinging and swaying on the boom of a sail boat on Tampa Bay, on" St. Petersburg, Fla. Education Fond. Distributed LITTLE ROCK —The Arkansas Education Department has distributed $441,027 in state transportation aid to local school districts. Pastor* Appointed FAYETTEVILLE—The North Arkansas conference of the Methodist Church closed Its annual session here yesterday with announcement of pastoral appointments by Bishop Paul E. Martin. The conference voted to hold its 1950 meet Ing In North Little Rock. Seventy- four ministers will be. transferred to new churches, beginning Thursday. Sneezing Boy Finally Stops after 37 Days LONDON, June 20. lfP> — The sneezing boy finally has quit sneezing. Fourteen-year-old Michael Hippisley, whose 37-day siege of uncontrollable "achoos" attracted worldwide attention, was reported cured yesterday by a London nursing home. All the nursing home would say was that "Michael's condition was of a psychosomatic nature and he was now being treated successfully." Tne statement indicated the sneezes wrre the result of a nervous condition. amation says In Us first reooit on Alaskan resources. Heads Printers Union LITTLE ROCK—A. T. Dorid of Lltlle Rock Sunday was re-elected president of the Arkansas Chapter of the International Typographical Union. Don Rothman, also of Little Rock, was re-named secretary-treasurer. The Early Christian leaders sometimes nad 'difficulty persuading religious nthusiasts that a baptized person ad n .right to be married, own property, engage In war or eom- nerc* or hold public office. Price War Cuts Cost Of Bread to 6'/ 2 Cents QUANAH. Texas. June M. UP)— A price war knocked the price of one-pound loaves of bread down to i 1-2 cents Saturday. One grocer recently opened » branch store In Oklahoma City and obtained a bakery to supply boih stores. He undersold other stores here until-three of the larger local groceries banded together to lease Idle bakery equipment. Now all four stores sell bread at t 1-2 cents. Navy Well Brings Oil Fluid at 70 Below WASHINGTON, June 20. M TDe world's largest oil clalrn^ the northern shores of Alaska, has produced a honey-colored oil tha smells like gasoline and will pour a 70 degrees Fahrenheit below zero. The oil came from a test bon in the Navy's 35.00fl-square-mile Pe troleum Reserve No. 4 in the Poin Barrow area, the Bureau of Rec on its faculty. do so, the university says, endanger Its American freedom, its academic integrity. 'Hi* university's views as expressed by a spokesman chosen by President James Bryant Conant l.s: "There will be no haiTRs.sment fit professors for engacing in open and .(-cat meellnRs. There, will he no anparattn of Inquiry »nd 'closer watch/ 'The harm done by the effort necessary to discover even * single clandestine Party Member would outweigh any possible benefit." Harvard's President Conant agrees with '3 en. Eisenhower and other educators that proven Communists should h« barred from teachinR, but Harvard .s not going to "police" its professors simply because there i* a suspicion ihey might be Communist. The university statement says [hat to search for "reasonable grounds" for douhUns the loy.Uty of any facrlty man would "disrupt Harvard or any free university/' Harvard's stand on the Communist-hunting subject was marie public in response to a question raised by an alumnus. It a nawered a H a rva rcl ma n , Frank B. Ober, class of '13. prominent Baltimore, Md., attorney and chairman of his state's commission which recently drafted legislation against Communism. death In a fire at the Bay Jail on the night of Dec. 5, 1948. Widows of Carl Rorex and Walker Newland have filed the suit. Defendants are former Sheriff Leor Brown of Jonesboro. Constable Tom Winfrey of Bay, and the American Surety Company of New York. The complaint charges that Winfrey was acting as a deputy under former Sheriff Brown when he ar- lested the men near Bay and plac ed them In the Jail. The jail burned about an hou after the men were locked up and both succumbed. mar* picture* about th* character. They own all right*, but, it would «e kind of nice,' he added wlst- ully, 'If I could get something whenever they use the character.' "We went to see Floyd Hen- drlckson who for 25 years lias been fallur confessor to the Metro ot in addition to being head of ^he legal department. "We explained that this was no hardship case (actually CoUI«>n was loaded) but we were putting It entirely on a basis of fairness. He listened gravely, 'You renllzc. of course, the author sold out lock, stock and barrel. We don't owe him anything—but I'll see what can be done.' The studio filially agreed to pay Colllson holt ol the original purchase price for each picture made. "Collison died soon after, but to date his wodlw has collected on ft ' dozen sequels. You may call this a pretty little Hollywood Fable, but we feel It Is Just mother time'., when we heard a corporation's heartbeat." . • . More than 100 bells formerly used m locomotives, since junked by nne }. 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