The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 3, 1949 · Page 16
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 16

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, October 3, 1949
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'I;'" FAQ* SIXTEEN BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Tribunal Upholds Two Convictions State Supreme Court Denie* Rehearing of Rap* Attempt Killing ;tnri* ROCK, Oct. %. «>)—Tin Arkansas Supreme Court today up held two murder convictions an< denied « rehearing In the case o Thotnu Edwin Black, whose death sentence for murder already been affirmed, One conviction affirmed was Ilia ef George; Cooper, Gravette radii repair shop owner/sentenced to lif< Imprisonment for the "valve stem' flaying of his wife. Lois, at Grav etie, last Dec. 23. The other was that of Roya Houston, Negro, sentenced to sevci years on a" second degree murder conviction for the fatal shooting of William Irvine, 18-year-olrt Negro, at Madison, St. Francis County Jan. 9. 1948. Black,'.a Little Rock garage mechanic, was sentenced to die for the slaying of Betty Jane McCall a Fort Roots nurse, in a rape al- tempt^ near Litde Rock last year The iupreiiie court affirmed the sentence in June before its summer recess. The original date for electrocution passed while the case was pending before the high court 'Governor MeMath will set a new date In the Cooper opinion, to whlcr Associate'. Justice George Rose Smith dissented, the court!majority Dejected '13 alleged errors cited by the'defense fn its ne\v trial motion i Mrs. 'Cooper died after a valve stem, which had been attached .to .•an .oil drum; penetrated her skui! .The incident occurred after a truck :she and Cooper occupied ran down ;an embankment.' The stole con- .tended Cooper take'd the accident )and drove the valve stem into his :>Ife'j . skull; Cooper declared she :vns killed .'accidentally. Salt Is Dismissed In the only non-criminal case de cided' today, the supreme court re; ve'«ed arid dismissed an accident .'suit Judgment for S25.000 obtained ;by Ellis E. Lawrence against the -.Missouri Pacific railroad In Clark 'Circuit Court. The high court held !the Clark court had ho jurisdiction '.because Lawrence was not an actual president, of that county.' The tils- JmLssal was made without prejuidce. " 'The court affirmed two inlsde- ^Biennor convictions appealed from ^Mississippi County Circuit Court. In .one," the St. Lonls-Sciir Fi-an- tttca Railway Company had appeal- t *d from n fine imposed for \ lola • tion of Arkansas' full crew ma The ^•tat« alleged the railroad company .•operated a switching crew In Osce- .ola without the number of brake- •inen required by law J In the other case, Lee Ramperl ,had appealed from a fine of 45 -:«md costs Imposed originally m ^Blytheville Municipal Court on a charge _of speeding Th* iupieme court hated licenses to practice law to Jack M Surge, Pajetteville, and Libert J Cook, Sprlngrtale, Negro'Dies of Wounds; Shotgun Found on Floor >A Negro, Identified as John Burns, .vaf'fouri'd fatally wounded on the Hoof!;of his home on South Elm Street last' night, apparently a suicide victim. Attendants of a. Caston Funeinl , Home ambulance took tlie man to the Bljthevil!e Hospital around 11.30 last night with a shotgun wound in the left side of his face He died about one hour later. Official] of the funeral home said > shotgun was found on the flooi Senate Fight Starts on Agri Legislation WASHINGTON, Oct. 3—W—The Senate buckled down today to a scrap over farm legislation—• politically hot Issue that has crisscrossed party lines. Mindful of the hay President Truman made In (he Midwest farm belt In his election campaign last year! Seniors ceme to grips with the problem of how far the government should go tn supporting farm prices. Before them wa* a compromise bill 'worked out by a Senate agriculture subcommittee under the guidance of Senator Anderson (D- NM>, former secretary of agriculture under Mr. Truman. It would set up a flexible system of government-backed price supports, ranging from 15 to 90 per cent of parity for most basic crops. The price props would' come down as crop supplies went «p. (Parity Is a price Intended to give farmers a fair return oa their crops in terms of what they have to buy.) Senator • Alken (R-Vt), author of last year's act. Is backing the Anderson bill, but some Senators, both Democrat -and Republican, want higher price supports for basic crops. Senator Elmer Thomas <D-OkIa) chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, said 'he plans to offer the program of Secretary of Agriculture Brannan as a substitute for the Anderson bill. "I'm for the highest price support I can get," he said. JAYCEES Obituaries Retired Teacher M, C. Outlaw, Dies in Memphis M. C. Outlaw, retired teacher, iied last night at the Methodist Hospital In Memphis and services will be conducted'at the Holt chn'p- •1 at 2:30 tomorrow by the Rev. " C. Brown, pnstor of the First Baptist Church, and the Rev. P. H. Jernlgnn, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church. Mr. Outlaw had been s put-lent at the Memphis hospital since Sat- irday, and his death was caused by jlood poisoning, but his health had lecri bad for the-past two years, le was. born in Harding County, 7enu., but moved to Mississippi County 25 years ago. He luught cllool for .a -number of years but e tired In 1930. He joined the Bap- ist Church at the age of 13, and las been a member of the First Baptist Church In Blytheville for .bout 25 years. His wife, Mrs. M. C. Outlaw; n isier, Mrs. Maud White of Port Imith; three brothers, Boyce Out- •nv of Morris Chapel, Tenn., the Rev. J. E. Outlaw. Baptist Minis- at Tnlsa, Okla., and Herbert Outlaw of Savannah, Tenn., sur- ive him. Active pallbearers include: Elmer Cunningham, Ernest Slgman, Robit Sanders. Grady Golf, and -Jim England. Honorary pallbearers will e Jessie Simpson, Tommy Sigmfui^ "idney Craig. Woodrow Sigmohrift!' Crowder, W. M. Crowe. Willis! Vatson. Clyde Cameron and Bill ^amke. Burial will be in the Memorial 'ark Cemetery. eside the rrjan, who was said to e around 60. Puneial anangcments are incom- lete. : Continued From Page Oo» schedule for th* contest will be Cowboy Copas and the Oklahoma Cowboys with Laiy Jim Day from station WSM's "Grand ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn. Copas and his crew will make their first appearance at 11 a.m. Next to be heard will be Pappy Stewart's Family, a Western band from station KLCN. Ending the pickers' field work, the contest closing gun will be fired at 12 noon. The afternoon program will be staged In front of the grandstand at Walker Park. T.-J. Bailey, program chairman for the contest, will be master of ceremonies for the afternoon program. Beginning at noon. Slim Rhodes and the Mountaineers will again be heard. Al 12:45, the Blythevllle High School band will give another performance. Two events will be staged simultaneously at 1 p.m. In front of the grandstand, the Clothing from Cqt- ton Bags Fashion Show will l>e held while a demonstration by three mechanical cotton pickers will be presented In the contest field the pickers used that morning. Winning entries In the Clothing from Cotton Bags Contest as well as a 20-plece wardrobe furnished by the National Cotton Council will be modeled by Blythevllle.girls during the style show. Miss Sue Reid of Memphis, fashion : stylist for the Cotton Council, will act ns commentator and Mrs. Eddie Sallbu of Blythevllle will provide a piano accompaniment. Miss Mary Ellen Stafford, "Miss Blylhevllle of 1948," will reign as "Queen of Cotton Fashions." To Demonstrate ftfeclianfcaf Pickers In the contest field, pickers made by Allied Engineering Co. of Memphis, Ben Pearson Co. of Pine Bluff and International Harvester will be demonstrated. At 1:45, Cowboy Copas and , his aggregation will return to 'the grandstand stage. . . ; • ' This will be followed by a marksmanship exhibition by Herb Parsons at 2 p.m. Parsons also appeared on last year's program. A "Welcome to Blytheville" will be extended by Mayor Doyle Henderson-at 2:45. At 2:50, a welcome pn behalf of the Jaycees will be extended by Roland Bishop, president of the Blytheville club. Special guests will be introduced by Mr. Bailey at 3 p.m. Rosco Crafton, Blytheville businessman and civic leader who originated the contest In 1940, will speak briefly. This will be followed by [tie principal address of the contest program delivered by Chester C. Davis, president of' the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louts. He will be Introduced by B. A. Lynch, president of the Farmers Bank and Trust Co of Blythevllle. At 3:45. Cowboy Copas. the Oklahoma Cowboys and Lazy Jim Day will return to present their main show..' • To Announce Winners at 4:15 p.m. Presentation of cash awards lo the winning pickers Is scheduled to begin at 4:15. Jack Rawlings chairman of the cotton picking contest committee, will present the $1,000 first place award to the winner in the Open Division. \V. R. Nicholson of Osceola, president of the Arkansas Junior Chamber of Commerce, will present the -$250 award to the first-place winner in the Women's Division. A special broadcast over stations KLCN. Blythevllle, snd WMO. Memphis, is cheduled for 5 p.m The afternoon program will clo«c at 5:15. . " An open house for Javcees and contest guests of honor will be held at 8 p.m. In the new Jaycee clubhouse on North Second Street. Hurricane with 100-MPH Winds Hears Gulf Coast CORPUS CKRISTI, Tex., Oct.'», <AP)—A 100-mlIe-an-hour hurricane moved slowly toward the Industrial-studded Tf-xaJ! Gulf coast today, ' , All along the crescent-shaped coastline from Corpus Christ! to Galveston, about 230 miles, preparations were made for a big blow late today, : Tides already were running high and torrentla} raiiis drenched the whole area. Nearly four Inches of rain had fallen at Galveston. ' At 9:45 a.m. (CSTJ the hurricane we.? centered about 125 miles east southeast of Brownsville, on the ex. freme southern tip of the Texas coa-st. Britain Ready to Talk Recognition of Reds , LONDON, Oct. 3-(/pj—Britain announced today it Is ready to discuss recognition of the newly form- cdRed Chinese government with 18 other governments, including tile United States. The countries concerned are the 11 member-nations of the North Atlantic Alliance and the members of the British Commonwealth. The Blytheville-Pine"Bluff football game will get uiideru-ny at 7:30 at Hnley Field. .' Closing event on the 10th annual National Cotton Picking Contest program will be the Cotton Ball which will begin 'at 10 p.m. In the Main Exhibit Building at Walker Park fairgrounds. Johnny Polzln and his orchestra from the river steamer SS Admiral, St. Louis, will provide the music. On* KiHed, Four Inland When Train Cart Jump Rails, Art Ripped Open AMES, la., Oct. 5. «P)_A rail coach filled with sleeping pasjen- gers was sheared open, killing one person and Injuring four severely when five cars of the westbound City of San Francisco streamliner left the rails here early today. All of the Injured vert on a coach which left irn raits and was ripped open as It Jack-knifed Into a box car on a siding. Broken glass baggage mid seats which had been torn from their mooring flew through the coach. The coach's side was ripped open for a distance of about 20 feet and the coach Immediately behind it scissored off the tracks as the crack Chicago and North Western passenger train came to a stop v/Jthln 200 yards. Three sleepers at the rear pf the train also left the tracks Killed was Ernest Rlggs, 35-year- old Negro from Oakland, Calif., who was on his honeymoon. His bride was unhurt. Chemicals Explode A sm.-tli explosion or mixed chemicals at the Wood son-Tenent Laboratory, 612 West Ash Street wns the cause of a fire alarm at noon. Saturday. Chemicals mixed in a bottle exploded with no darnaKc re suiting. . Polio Victim, 2, Dies MEMPHIS, Oct. 3-(iPj- A two- year-old boy—Jerry Callaway of Marinima, Arfc.—died of polio at Isolation , Hospital here last night only 50 minutes-after, he was admitted. It was the 14th polio death of the year at the hospital. State Livestock Show Opens for Week', K UH . UTTL-E ROCK, Oct. !-<*)_ThIs •tat*', biggest «xpo»ftloo-the : Ark- ansai Livestock Show—«wung open Its gates this morning to begin a week's run of fun, entertainment thrlllj and hard work. The entertainment and fun, of course, arc to be found on the broad, noisy, colorful, whirling midway which stretches through most of the 70-acre show grounds- Thrills are Jammed packed in every book of the rodeo arena. The hard work can be found at every turn, where farmers and livestock owners are readying their prize winning charges for a show- Ing In, the championship events. DOUGLAS Continued From Page one he spent his boyhood and helped work his way through grade and high school as a newspaper carrier. He had planned to return to Wash- Ineton, D. o., last night by. plane.- The several hour horseback trip to the Chinook Pass area of the high Cascades had been planned in connection with Douglas' book, soon to be published. With Elon J. Gilbert, Yakima fruit broker who has been a close friend since they were youngsters, Douglas visited mountain spots mentioned in the semi-autobiography. Douglas had stopped to tighten his saddle cinch on a narrow, roeky trail, and was remounting when his horse became frightened. The rearing animal threw Its rider, fell backward and rolled over him as they both slid down the steep,, jagged slope 20 feet to a lower trail. Gilbert made his companion as "MONDAY/OCTOBER t, 1949 comfortable as possible and then went for aid, but it was more than au hour before a stretcher could be brought, up''(to".'rugged hillside Douglas never U»t' consciousness throughout the long ordeal: He was hospitalized here about four hours the accident, He bus been a member of the Supreme Court more than lg years, and returned recently with hta 17. year-old son, William, Jr ,, from'th, fill A At ^ <?»*•* ^,iJ T7'.~. _ Middle East and Europe where tb*» RnmiK C£>V(1H OTCUiIrc- - v*fc fci«^ Announcement HARRY WHITE FORMERLY CONNECTED WITH SMITH PONTIAC CO. Is Now Service Manager at Your Nash Dealer's SHELTON MOTOR CO m, psSHPsss 3yt m •X: 1 Ipgs ^•*^rS*£ kUl JUtiS^ —. , , . •« . m^*^, "-- liWii^^'^^"'* **•**• ••ifafv g^C=^ THIS WEEK! Ocl. 5~6~7~T9! AMERICAN LEGION PARK Carurhersville, Missouri —' - - ^- TT -W • ^ • • ] fc| GROWN SHOWS ° NE ° F ™ E nt, RGCST TRUCK CARNIVAL^ ON THE ROAD Adults 30e '','T« • Included Admission To Grounds 12 Shows Children Over 12 — I5e Tar Included Children Under 12—FREE INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER HAND —IN-HAND INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER This is the tenth year that Blytheyille has celebrated the production of cotton by hold' ing the nationally-famed National Cotton Picking Contest. And we join in paying tribute to the industry of the JayCees and to the cause which they represent . , . national recognition of our area as a vitally important cotton growing region. ' FARMALL PRODUCT OF INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER International Harvester plays a part in that production of cotton as well as in other phases of Blytheville's business life through the use of its trucks and farm implements, headed by the great Farmall Tractor. You can be certain that, in trie next ten years. International Harvester will continue to offer machinery that can stand the test of time. w. INTERNATIONAL ' HARVESTE 3/2 SOUTH2OPST. PHONE863 li

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