The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 21, 1949 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 21, 1949
Page 5
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1949 BLTTHEVCLLE (ARKJ COUME1 Jealousy Blamed In Man's Murder Rancher Shot by Wife After Meeting with Ex-Hollywood Dancer PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Sept. 21. fAP)—Police had * signed statement yesterday Jrom Mrs. Sophie Petrillo, 36, that she slew her dude rancher husband, Peter, M, because «h« wax Jealoat over his earlier meetinic with the ex-vile of bandleader Louis Prima. Chief of Police Keptmann said the statement related how Mrs.- Petrlllo fired Ibree sholf at her husband with his own gun as he fled Irom the bedroom to the bathroom of the Petrillo apartment. ALKeplmann said the statement ^tve this account: Mrs, Petrillo became enraged when her husband did not return home early Monday. She later found him at the cottage of Mrs. Alma Ross Prlma, 28, a former movie dancer and divorced wife of the swing orchestra leader. "He put his arms around me and said 'darling, Alma and I are just discussing a little businer-s propcct. It looks like we may come to terms." Petrillo returned home with his wife where they argued until dawn. Awakening In the afternoon, Mrs. Petrillo complained of feeling 131 and her husband went into the bathroom to get her some medicine. As he returned, she shot him with a gun he had hid under his- pollow. Mrs. Prima, a striking brunette who once was called one "of the ten most beautiful dancers in Hollywood," denied having an affair with Petrillo. She told police that she hadn't seen Petrillo in seven or eight years since they met hi New York City. "I was thinking of opening a cafe in Palm Springs and wa.s consider- in? him as a manager." She said Petrillo came to her 'cottage about 10 p.m. Sunday night ?.nd they discussed the cafe deal for several hours, Petrillo managed the fashionable B Bar H guest ranch near here and ^»lso a Palm Springs night club. ^1 Keptmann said officers found Pe- Irillo's body sprawled in the bathtub. Mrs. Petrillo was booked on suspicion of murder. MoPac Strike Won't Stop State's Highway Program LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 21—yP)— Construction on Arkansas highways will continue despite the Missouri Pacific Railway strike, Governor McMath said yesterday. McMath has estimated the strike was costing the road construction program an additional $20,000 daily, snd the loss Is now reaching i quarter of a million dollars. An onk. tree may pass .oil more than 20fl times its own weight in water Irom June to October. WILSON NEWS By Mrs. B. F. Boyles New Faculty Members Meet School Patrons The Wilson Parent-Teachers Association held the first fall meeting Thursday In the High School auditorium. Mrs. J. D. Rankih was program chairman. Mrs. Charles Elkias gave the devotional and Mrs. W. A. Williams read the president's message. Mrs. Maurice Lynch, president, gave a talk on plans for the year. She emphasized the need of the cooperation of parents and teachers to make this a successful year. Phillip Deer, superintendent of schools, save a talk on "This Is Our School" followed by the introduction of the faculty members. Following the business session'a social was held with Hie Eighth Grade mothers as hostesses. Y.nrata Misses Merle and Mary Ryals. daughters of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Ryals, who attend the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Memphis . spent the weekend with their parents. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brasfielct of Memphis spend the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J Bnssey. Mrs. James Bird has returned home after spending the jst week with her brother, S. A. Smith, in Pocahontns. Mr. and Mrs. Parker Bowcn accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Hilly Bowen of Osccola to Memphis Sunday night. Miss Cloudh Camnbcll. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Necly. who attends Arkansas State at Jones- bom, spent the .weekend with her parents. The Wilson High Student Council entertained the faculty, and their husbands or wives, Monday with a dinner in the school cafeteria. The food was prepared and served by mothers of student council members, with Mrs. J. K. Ncely In charge of arrangement.'. Sixty guests were present. Members of the choir of the Wilson Methodist Church, under the direction of Miss Mary E. Symonds. sponsored an ice cream supper Thursday evening in the church recreation room. The purpose was to raise money on the piano fund. John Ellis, son of Dr. and Mrs N. B. Ellis, left Sunday for Knoxville, Tenn., where he entered the University o( Tennessee for his freshman ypiir. Miss Fonta Mae Jerome, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J. N. Jerome, left Monday for Fulton. Mo., where she entered William-Wood College for her sophomore year. t The Wilson Teen-Age Club entertained with a dance Saturday night at the Wilson Club House with members of the Osceola Club as guests. Approximately 50 young people attended. Chaperones were Mrs. Joe Cullom, Jr., Mrs. A, L Oreenwell, Mrs. Benton Garrett Mrs. Carl Bird. Mrs. Phillip Deer] Mrs Frank Pylnnd and Mrs. T. J. McAfee. New officers for the year are Jeanne Cullom, president: Tommy Boyies, vice-president: Patricia Campbell, secretary - treasurer: Helen Harnden. reporter. Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Conner and small daughter, Cheran. of Marked Tree were the weekend guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs Eufoid Boyles. Woo/worf h Heiress Back In U.S. in Bad Health NEW YORK. Sept. 21. (AP) Heiress "Babs" Hnlton—a pale, thin woman of 38—has come back to her natire land i n serch of health. "I am feeling very badly," said Princess Barbara Hutton Tronbetz- koy as she arrived Monday on the liner Queen Elizabeth. The Woolworth five and ten cent store heiress i-s returning to the United states for the first time in three years. She said she plans U> 'remain in this country for a few mmiths. She said slie expect* her fourth husband. Prince Igor Troubetzkoy, to lollow her to the United States shortly. Princess Barbara, down to 92 pounds from her one-time tennis playing average of about 100, salt! she liatt undergone four' operations in Europe during the past three years for kidney and intestinal ailments. HunKo ^ THE (Dainty COOKING FAT JMs Wonderful! Ihaf are rich, moist ieoder Pickard's Gro and Market 1044 Chickosawbo SWIFTS PREMIUM ; BRANDED BEEF We Specialize in Fancy Meats and Groceries We Deliver Phone 2043 Plenty of Parking Spate Thirsty Too., Seeks Quality irtnit-marks mean the same thing. IOTHF Cea-Cefe ItelUtec C*. •( • AtPENNEYS -_-_..- THE BIGGEST MONEY SAVINGS EVENT IN YEARS ONE-DAY STOCK REDUCTION DOORS OPEN AT 10 A.M. THURSDAY MORNING We *,llbe c/osed until 10 o'clock tomorrow morn in g to mofce reod y tor tnll gigantic stoefc ^^ ^ Hundred, ot items ore being reduced in order to mo*, room for additional f.1, stock arriying daily Our loss is your gain. Come early —save plenty. ON SALE ONE DAY ONLY 51 Gauge 15 Denier NYLONS 66 C pr Every Pair Perfect NEW FALL SHADES "Buy 'Em by the Box" 7 ML * 9 ft. 10 Ounce PICK SACKS V 5 Children*! Flannelette One-Piece A Limited Quantity SLEEPERS 69 A Limited Quantity ON SALE One Day Only MENS Solid Color Broadcloth DRESS SHIRTS 166 Fine sanforized soft broadcloth. All with non- jwjjt collars. 14-17. !- tl MEN'S CHAMBRAY Work Shirts 1.00 Sanforized; Full Cnt One Group Chenille & Jacquard Look for Hundreds of Unadvertised Items Savings in Every Department BED SPREADS oo A Limited Quantity ON SALE ONE DAY ONLY MENS DRESS OXFORDS 99 AM token from our regular line of better shoes. 3 72 x79 Sheet Blankets 1,77 GOOD WEIGHT BOYS SANFORIZED FLANNEL SHIRTS Plaid & Novelty Printt Sizes 2 to 12 Buy a winter's supply 119 104"x90" PRISCILLA CURTAINS 1 88 Of Plain Marquisette With Generous Full Ruffles A Limited Quantity On Sale One Day Only 200 Pr. Women's, Misses' & Children'! 2 Snap GALOSHES 88 C pr Brown, Black & White. Flat and Military Heels. All sizes—Save! Boys FLANNELETTE PAJAMAS A Limited Quantity 1 00 On Sale ONE DAY ONLY Womens & Misses OXFORDS 1 99 pr Many sturdy styles to choose from—All nie«,|| too. Every pair perfect, of course. 70 x 80 Blankets COTTON PLAID PAIRS 21/2 Ib. weight Stitched ends Full bed size—save. 00 ON SALE ONE DAY ONLY Thick, Thirsty TERRY TOWELS Made to sell at a much higher price. WOMENS TRICOT KNIT RAYON GOWNS A beautiful gown in all wanted colors and sizes. 44 OPEN AT 10 A.M TOMORROW MORNING

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