The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 13, 1944 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 13, 1944
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/ PAGE EIGHT i , t , Officers Facing Murder Charges .Epileptic Arrested •* And Dies Following Alleged Mistreatment -"POPLAB BLUFF;-Mo,, Sept. 13 3-Charges of second degree mui- der were filed against two Poplar BlufI policemen, Claude Morse nnd Andy Pearson, Tuesday nfteinoon alUr a coroner's Jury ictumcil a verdict that AJva Willard, 33, an epileptic, • died of skull Iracturc after apparently being mistreated lyr the officers. a laborer, was nrresled BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.), .COURIER WKDNKSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1944 These Are The Gifts Servicemen Overseas Will Want by the two officers on Sept. 1 when they received n report lie was disturbing school children. Witnesses testified at the coroner's truest that the two officers struck his several times, threw him into f jwlice car and drove away. He $ps taken to the city Jail, where he was kept overnight. When of- flcers went after him the following morning for his trial he was unconscious and died after being ttken to a hospital. "No'inquest was held at the time, doctors declining to sign the death certificate. Coroner A, W. Orcer, however, said there were no out- vjard indications he had been mistreated and • said an inquest would not be necessary. •JMembers of hU family Monday appealed to oflicers to conduct nn autopsy nnd"the body was ordered disinterred. Dr. H. M. Kciidrleteon and Dr. P. L. ICnelber testified he had a bad • fracture of the skull and (hat death fas due to the Iracture and the fracture was caused by "external violence." The jury ordered the two officers to be held end charges were filed returnable before Justice ol Peace Will Sims on Sept. 10. The officer*- were released on $2000 bond each. "^'Pearson immediately resigned as, a member of the force, but Morse taid he would retain his job, Mayor d. U:Raulston was no I available for c statement. ^Willard is 'survived by Ms wife Snd live small children. J)V Kl'SIE KINAK!) NEA Staff Wrller NEW YORK.—What a eu>' overseas wants most Cor Christmas Is a new'picture—pocket-sized and in a waterproof folder—of his mom, wife, child, sweetheart, kid brother or that mutt called "Towscr." With that taken care of, there arc other gifts which he will prize If U»cy satisfy a sweet tooth, amuse him, Increase his comfort or have a sentimental value. • There are also i gifts which ho frankly doesn't want and In a few well-chosen words he has said so when quizzed. To set you straight on those before you start piling up your allowable five pounds per week—which must be snipped between Sept, 15 and Oct. 15-here is R list of "don'ts" which Hip Army and Navy have sutnmaitecl: Don't send G. I food or wearing apparel, with which he's well provided. Don't send perishable food Don't send leather goods, It he's In the tropics where it will mold; nor electrical equipment, because the foxhole circuit is not wired for cither AC or DC; nor clgareU which he can buy 'wholesale" at the P. X Vliat goes for anything else he cm buy tor himself. Soap is ah exception, because he in ay be Unveil lib faster than a mobile exchange ,1 Mailing early is as Important as what roes Into Christmas boxes !for servicemen overseas, this younr Udy's been (old, so she has 'shopped early and Is ready to send, her G. I. Joe the sleeveless feweaUr, soap, sunglasses, bnishless.sliavlnjr cream and envelope of bltdts ht's hinled he wanted. . . . Don't send—because they are forbidden—cameras, liquor, weapons, poisons, lighter fluids, matches or other Inflammables. But there are still a lot of things left to scud him to eat, wear and amuse him. For instance, send him delicacies packed In tins or bottles. ( If he's where he can't gel them, lie'll like these: frail cake, lobster Leather-bound Aimy or Navj cloth writing .case, (From Abcrcrombie 4 FitcPi) Liquid compass will be welcome gtli to any serviceman. taste, anchovy and other tlnnei iprcnds, boned chicken, nuts an chocolate—provided he's not In th tropics where they will arrive in syrupy mess, even if they're packc in tins. Gifts to wear: he'll welcome- It he's stationed where It's cold— as additions to his G. 1. wardrob wool-lined leather gloves, sleeveless 1 wcatcrs and knit-wool helmets to isolate Die niela) one lie wears. No latter which theater of war he's i, however, he'll like shower-bath logs, bedroom slippers of the fold- moccasin type, good-looking andkcrehlefs, plastic dog-lag nalns, Identification bracelet, sun lasses B'ilh dependable lenses, ami, he's a pathfinder, n, wrist com- nss. Also recommended for a G. I. gent re Scout knives that perform many els, wash rags, small towels, coat langers, saddle soap, pocket-size oinb nml superior ravar blades vhlch may te purchased packed in holiday mailing envelope that nakes a festive "stufTer." Toiletry gifts that arc useful ire fool powder, sun and wind lo ion, after-shave lotion, hair-dress- tig preparation for stubborn locks nscct repllents, and brushless shav- .111; cream which is also used foi nsect bites, sunburn, minor cuts and bruises. Men also like enipt; canvas or oil-skinned kits for lug- giiiK them about. Under the head of morale Ijoosters, consider vest-pocket si» Ijooks on almost any subject ex ccpt war; U. S. 4. maps, pipes am pipe cleaners and boxed game of all sorts. ' ' (From Mark Cross) Briar pipes and tobacco pouch in Army or Navy twill. •"ostwar Boom n Air Travel Seen For U. S. subsidies for higher learning. Those accepted' will have their lull lulllon paid; up to $500 a year, at whatever college or university they choose to attend. The college will charge the Veterans Administration exactly the NEW YORK, Sept. 13. (UP) same tuition fees that it collects lommerclal airlines liavc ordered from non-veteran students. These lore than 100 giant planes worth Include library, health and other 50,000,000 in preparation (or a post- standard school costs. var lx)0))i in plane travel. | The veteran's lodging and trnns- Douglas Aircraft Cor|>oralion has portnllon expenses will not be paid onlracted to build sky-liners each directly by the Veterans' Adminis- apable of carrying 44 or 55 |, as . trallon. Hut government monthly engers as soon as war commit- llvl "6 allotments will help him pay Tients permit. Douglas officials say his room and board. he planes will he much faster than | : pre-war types, and will have a range' v , „ „ -„, . ,-. of 3000 miles non-stop. • [ScWS Ol WACs For Instance, flying time from New „, ) x IJ^ , IT' . „ York to San Francisco Is exuded WAVKS iinfl SrAK.S to be about eight hours, as com-' >Y rt Vi ° "" ° L ^ ilv ° sja-vsa: sns =»-SaSL-s Col. Stanlon T. Smith, commanding officer. Prior to entering the WAC In Janunr.r, 1343, Sergeant' Trcjii vra.< the owner ol the Blytheville Tire Company. She now Is chief dispatcher at the motor pool at Tono pah Army Air Field. employ most of Its wartime workers after the war. Holds Turnback Account Cannot Be Overdrawn ..A Jack Pot package contains snacks, toiletries, sewing kit, times. LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 13 (U.P.) —Attorney Genera) Guy E. Williams, in an opinion requested by Boone county Judge Jefferson Dlx- on, says a county judge cannot overdraw the county highway turn- back account, unless the overdraft offset by a similar balance in other county funds. Judge Djxon. In n letter requesting the opinion, said that the turn- Lack account had Indebtedness of some $15.000 nt the beginning of the year, a reduction from $18,000 four years ago. He said some $1500, will be needed from the account. But WilliHtus, citing Arkansas Supreme Court decisions, gave this opinion: "We are of the opinion jviii would not be permitted to exceed your turnback funtl account if that excess lead to an excess in the sum total of all your county funds." .R. Nominates Himitz '•or Permanent Admiral WASHINGTON, Sept. 13. (UP) — President Roosevelt has nominated Admiral Niniltz, commander In chief ot the Pacific fleet, to the permanent rank of admiral. Nimlti: became a temporary ad- nlrnl when he was appointed Pad- Ik commander in chief. Today's nomination, if confirmed, wou)ld mean thai • Nimlt?. would kccp^hc permanent rank even if he were jiven another assignment. Obsers'ers point out that nominations of this sort frequently precede announcement of a change of command, ATLACIDE Kills JOHNSON GRASS Sept. and Oct. are considered besl months for poisoning. E.C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. Illylhcville, Ark. Yank Maquis Conciliator Fails :To Settle Strike At Benton i LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 13, CUP) — Efforts of n federal conciliator t bring a settlement, between the Alu mmum company of America and 1 "CIO affiliated power house 'em ployes'at the big Hun-ldine Cree alumina plant near Benton have failed so far. And (he 1100 workers it" the plant are Idle again today. £ C A La\alley of St. Louis—representative of the U. S. Concilia-1 tlbn service—arrived at Little Rock -Tuesday to begin negotiations .with representatives of Aluminum Workers Division of the U. S. Steel Workers Union at the plant, r Thomas C. Jones—regional director for the aluminum company of America—says the entire plant Is idle because -no steam Is being generated for its operation. —Although Joiies saj's he or the company hasn't been Informed of •the: cause of-the strike, union rep- Tresentatl\ es say the question of Sunday pay Is Involved. They say the workers walked out because of an order by the company making Sunday work part of the regular *otk,week instead of allowing double time; R*KJ Oourtar nut «KJk Isabel Townsend Pell, above, 43-year-old New. York socialite, who for four years has aided the French underground, saved 16 Yank parachutists by guiding them through German lines in southern France to safety. Miss Pell, known as the • "girl with the blonde lock of hair, 1 .'.;, has worked actively with tha Maquis, supplying food and ammunition, transmitting information to Allies. She lios had many narrow escapes from the Gestapo, was once imprisoned by the Nazis. . ' , Lieut. Wm. Venn Missing In Action In Italian Theatre Lieut. William Venn, 20, is miss- Ing in action in Itnly after he failed to return from a bombing mission, his wife, the former Miss Polly Buck, was notified last night: Lieutenant Venn, who had lieen overseas for six weeks, was pilot on a B-24. The filer received his wings nt the Blylhevllle Army Air Field last January. Prior lo entering the ser- ice, lie .was employed at the De- 'ont Powder Plant In Memphis. The son f Mrs, Kalhcrine Venn of Memphis, he attended public chools in Memphis, the University if Tennessee nt Knoxvllle and the University of California at • Los Angeles. - • Mrs. Venn, who with her two] laughters, Peggy and Judy, has been making her home In .Mem- ihls, will arrive in Ulythcville to-1 narrow for a visit with her parents. Mr. nnd Mrs. C. M. Buck. Demonstration Club News Notes! Fourteen members of the Yarbro Home Demonstration Club met yes terday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Zon Thompson. 'Mrs. B. A. Bugg led the group singing, followed by a poem, "I Oiv e My Best', read by Mrs. Tljomp,- Mrs. Dave Abbott gave the devotional. ' Mrs. George Bunch, president, presided over the business session nlieii plans were made for. the bjti- go party to be held tomorrow night at the ^American Legion Hut, and club members also voted to have an achievement day on Oct. 0. .'-...• There will he a potlnck supper Saturday night, 1:30 o'clock, for club members and their families Vets Already Seeking Educational Subsidies WASHINGTON, Sept. 13. (UP) Uncle Sam will lie putting many of his GI nephews through college under government scholarships provided by the GI Bill of Rights. •; | So far, the Veterans' Administra- Old Linslade, Bucks, England has | tion reports some 10,000 World Wainly two houses and 12 inhabitants. TI veterans have applied for these t the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dave '.bbolt. During the recreation hour, games vcrc played with prizes won by Mis. Honey Lumber! and Mrs. Cor- iclius G. Sclierer. The next meeting will be Sept. 2G with Mrs. noney Lambert. , FALL PLANTING SEEDS WINTER WHEAT, BARLEY, OATS, RYE and HAIRY VETCH. Redeemed. High Purity and Germination. Blytheville Soybean Corp. . 1800 W. Main., / To re!ie«dl»tra« Of MONTHLY > Female Weakness (Also Rue Stomachic Tonic) '* Lydlfl E. PInkbam's Compound IB famous to relievo periodic pain nnct accompanying nervous, weak, tired- out reelings—all duo 'to.functional monthly disturbances. Medo especially lor women—U helps naturel Follow label directions. OPPORTUNITY FOR FARMERS 70,000 Acres Fine Farm Land For Sale Every Acre Located In Mississippi County All Cleared and Highly Developed Not in years has there been the opportunity for both large and small farmers to buy well developed farm land in Mississippi County, Arkansas at such a low price and on such lenient terms. ( All of this land is offered for sale in tracts suitable for any size family or for large operators. i Well traversed with good gravel and dirt roads. * '•"" - Every acre conveniently located as to a good store, gin and the Victoria school. SMALL DOWN PAYMENT-TERMS LIKE REHT Interest Rate On Deferred Payments Only 5 Per Gent Lee Wilson & Company '.V- ! -V.c**M,^y, . V/.i'spn, Arkansas; 3 More Days To Save On MATTRESSES! We find that we are slightly over stocked on MATTRESSES . . SPRING AIR, SEALY and PERFECT SLEEP ... So here's your chance to buy these nationally advertised.mattresses at a savings! SALE ENDS SATURDAY H1GHT! 39 50 MATTRESSES 29 50 MATTRESSES 50 Ib. COTTON MATTRESSES Reduced To. Reduced To (These Usually Sell Elsewhere For Up lo 9.95) FELT MATTRESSES At Reductions Up To 34* 24 5 ' 6^95 20% Our new Fall stocks of furniture include a truly outstanding showing of fine upholstered living room suites and occasional chairs; mostly with regular spring construction. We've a selection in every price range . . . Shop Wade's before you buy! Wade Furniture Co Blytheville, Ark. T;,i:c your hard-earned * leisure handsomely ... in the solid comfort and siv.:ivL style of this handsome OfT-Duly Coal by Han Schadncr & Marx. ' • It's made c.f gabardine •., lui checked or plaid Shetland type sleeves, lapels and collar. • Al.vj available made entirely ofasofl, all-wool fabric with the feel of an ,J / imported Shetland. $25 Tailored by Hart Scbajjner & Marx !H MEAD'S $?>' -*-.V.x; -V);.-...'• , - ..,,/•:':>> 33} MAIN STRUT . of ;M{"

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