The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 15, 1949 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, October 15, 1949
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PAGE EIGHT BLTTHEVILLE 6AKK.) COURIER NEWS 'Little People' Disappearing By the Thousands as Purge Reaches Middle-Class Czechs • PRAGUE, Oct. 15. W—By *h» thousands, Czechoslovakia'* "little people" »r« disappearing u the Communist government's purges reach through tht' middle clas«. *One of: those thousands laughing blonde, 20 yean old, and on » date with her boy friend. But. she -was bom In Belgrade, the capital ot that now-outlawed Member of the Communist family, Yugoslavia. Born there 20 years ago. The poltse grabbed her, in the middle of her date. They took her keys. They searched her room. They Sound American magazines. They sealed the room with police stickers. And they moved on to purge other*. The glrl'i parents live In western Czechoslovakia. Her father is a Czech. He «ays his family left Yugoslavia, to escape Premier Marshal Tito'i "terror." : Now he and his wife arein Prague. Their daughter's landlady summoned them. When they arrived, they started asking the police where their daughter was. .Day after day they came to Prague's central police headquarters. Tears in their eyes, they asked for Information. - For one week — no word. Then they were told to bring food packages. If th«e were accepted, they could assume being held. their daughter - was A minor police official took the elderly couple aside. Can't Talk 'These are terrible times we live In,", he sadly told them. "I am •orry, but we can't say anything." : They were not the only tear- •tlined couples In the line at Prague's Bartblomejska Street prison. The queue, of anxious relatives was long. : Thousands are missing since the purge started. Everyone in the lint got the same word. If your packages are accepted, take ^ for granted your relative! are being held. Thejpoltce didn't say whnt had happened if the packages went beg- King. "I- experienced these conditions under Tito," said the father of the blonde girl, "but I.did not think I would relive; them here. "They seized my daughter and they won't tell me where they have her. She may be In prison. She ni»y be In a work camp. But I'will tint her. >. "Five policemen ' came to arrest Jwr at night. Five policemen! Five policemen are enough to arrest a gangster. My daughter was never a gangster. And yet th«y Trill not tell me where she Is. _ There was silence, they the old man spoke again: "But I say this—we lived through .the Tito terror. I say this—a human being can ~ withstand more punlsh- Jnerit than an animal. My daughter will survive." Marriage Lfceneses The following couples oblnliled marriage licenses at-the office of Miss Elizabeth Blythe, county clerk, yesterday: • Cecil Brown of Leachville and Mr». Ida Ballard of St. Louis, Mo. John Andrew Moore and Miss Fa ye Marie Gibson, both of Ely the Till*. Mayor Issues Oil Progress Proclamation Mayor Doyle Henderson today Is- rued a proclamation calling attention of Blyiheville citizens to the observance In Arkansas of Oil Progress Week October 16 to 22. ' Oil dealers In Blytheville are participating in the observance and two of their members will be speakers next week before civic clubs. R. H. Karr, distributor In this arei, for the Phillips Petroleum Company will speak at the Lions Club luncheon Tuesday In Hotel Noble. On Wednesday s. C. Tune, distributor for the Gulf Refining Company will speak before the Klwan- lans at their luncheon session In Hotel Noble. The observance of Oil Progress Week Is in commemoration of the COlh anniversary of the drilling O f ihe first oil well. Arkansas has been R producer of natural gas for 61 years and oil and gas fields In South Arkansas now represent a potential wealth estimated at between $500000,000 and $1,000,000,000. Upwards of 20,000 persons arc employed In the industry. . . • During the week members ot the oil industry will place emphasis on the contribution which oil and gas have made toward higher standards of living and the efforts of operators to preserve tlie democrat!" way o! life in America. Two Policemen Fatally Shot by Fleeing Prisoner ST. LOUIS, Got, 15- ; f/T)—Two policemen were /alnlly shot at police headquarters In suburban Overland .late last night by a Negro prisoner who disarmed them and escaped. Tlie escaped prisoner was arrested at a house In St. Louis about 6 a.m. <CST> after an nil-night search by scores of police. Police Chief Brown Halrgrove identified the Negro ns John D. Johnson, 25- He did not resist arrest. Johnson and another Negro were being booked on a stolen car ciui-'e when the shooting occurred about 11:15 . Victims of the .shooting were Sgt. Pelham C. Scott, 48, and Patrolman Edward C. Juctteineyer, 30. Scott died en route to a hospital,'and Juettemeyer died In a hospital at 1:30 a.m. Otlo Alberct, a clerk on duty at the police headquarters, said Johnson grabbed Scott's revolver from his holster while the police sergeant was using a telephone. Frozen sea water loses 'its salt through crystalizatlon. ACROBATIC EXTEHTAINMENT-A man who lold police his name was Arthur Rurtkin, a soldier of Camp Hood, Tex., balances precariously on a 6-inch ledge 20 feet above the street at a downtown hotel in Dallas ; A few minutes later he leaped to a guy wire and sagged lo the street only slightly Injured. <AP Wirephotoj. DR. ROBERT BARTLETT • Osteopothic Physician And Surgeon at the, CALLAHAN CLINIC Steele, Mo. ANYBODY WANNA GET TOUGH^W^he dogs the cold shoulder when he's solidly perched in the mane ot this huge stone lion outside a London, England, an L™ "f ton cKt^^ .he street to the antioue ."hop. «cs'uph! s ^ >0 'n f^s £.7 Rajk is Hanged for Treason; Tito Says Evidence Was Faked By En (I re Marlon BUDAPEST, Oct. 15— {/!•)— Baszk) Rajk, 40, Hungary's former No '2 Communist, died. on the gallows today [or treason. A foreign ministry spokesman, announcing Rnjk's death, Ea lcl two other men sentenced with tlie former foreign minister also were hang- en.'All three had confessed abjectly before n five-Judge People's Court Hint they liad plotted to overthrow Hungary's communist regime witn American help and substitute for It a government which would knuckle under to Premier Marshal Tito of Jugoslavia. The trial ended Sept. 24. The death sentences were confirmed only yesterday by the court of appeals. Tlie same court last July confirmed the sentences ol life Imprisonment Imposed upon Josef Cardinal Mindszenty on treason charges. The Rajk trial wns followqd by an immediate upheaval against Yugoslavia among Hungary's comin- forni neighbors. Russia, five days after the trial ended, scrapped her 20-year mutual aid treaty with Tito citing the evidence and confessions adduced in the Rajk trial .Other Comlnlbrm countries took the same p. A purge, attributed by some sources to the testimony in the Rajk case, is now going on in Czechoslovakia. THff-fSays Evidence Faked (Tito's-^government declared the evidence was faked and the Americans, named in the testimony unanimously denied any connection with the-alleged plot.) Rajk.once headed Hungary's po- Ice a.i th'e nation's interior minister. Those hanged with Rajk, the foreign 'ministry spokesman said, were Dr. Tibor Szoenyl, 46, director of the cadre system of the Hungarian Communist Parly, and as such the supervisor ol the party's i-ank-aiKl-file; and Andras Szalal 32, Szoenyi's deputy. The appeals court yesterday also confirmed prison terms pronounced against three other of Rajk's co- clefemlants. Ltizar Brnnkov, 37. a Yugoslav wlio him been counsellor of the Yugoslav legation in Budapest, and Pal Justus, 44, former vice president of the Hungarian Radio, got life sentences. Milan Ognycnovic, a Hungarian citizen ot Serbian origin, got nine years. The government snid he was a spy for Yugoslavia. Obituaries Manila Child Dies; Burial is Near Swifton . Funeral services for George Iluh- bnrd Johnson, aged eight months, were to be conducted nt 3 p.m. this afternoon at Swifton, Ark., with burial in the Haynes Cemetery there. The child, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil B. Johnson of AInnila, died at the Ratton Clinic in Manila yes- terdny, from pneumonia. Three brothers, James C., Cecil Eugene ami John C. Johnson and the parents survive. The Holt Funeral Home was. in charge ot arrangements. CHAMPION Continued from Page 1 ing into the cotlon fields. She in the mother 9! six children—three boy» and three girls—ranging In ages from three to 12 years. Her husband wasn't here to see his wife In her moment of glory. He was, Mrs. Bently said, "home pick- Ing cotton," I Her 4250 prize money Is earmarked tor immediate spending. §he told tlie audience that her liusband had bought her a new gas range and now .she was going to pay for It. The $250, Mrs. Bentley said, corresponded exactly with the balance due on the range. "This Is the first lime I've ever won a nickel," she said, beaming at her handlull of dollar bills. "I was so nervous I didn't sleep at wink last night. I even dreamed I didn't make It to the contest." "I'll be back next year," she grinned. A husky woman with straw-colored blonde hair and flashing blue- gray eyes, Mrs. Bentley and her husband own a 10-acre farm five miles east of C/ldeon. Born in Cullmnn County, Ala., Mrs. Bentley moved to Gideon when she was six years old. She said she has lived on a farm all her life. Pose for Photographers Both she and Anderson patiently but somewhat nervously posed time after time for Dews photographers both on the stage before the grandstand and back in the cotton field. They were photographed from every angle for newspapers, newsreels, wire services and television. They were interviewed during broadcasts over WMC, Memphis, and KLCN, Blytheville. Newspapermen fired questions nt them between pictures and it was an hour before either left the contest site for the trip home. Young Anderson Is just naturally the quiet type and didn't have too much to say about his second victory. But his combined surprise and happiness was written all over his face. When he won the 1947 event, he was registered us Just Edd Anderson and for a while no one was quite sure that this year's clmmp was the same 6ne that won two years ago. In 1947, Andereon was living on a farm about three miles from Kennett, Mo. He picked 99 pounds that year. Of the current cotton picking season. He is now living on the 0-8acre farm operated by Mr. and Mrs. C. i E. Mitchell three-quarters of a mile .south of Bragg City. Good Hoy; Hard Worker He moved from Kennett to Bragg City at the beginning of the'current cotton picking season. I»e is now living on the BO-acre farm operated by Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Mitchell three-quarters of a mile south of SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1», IN* "MISS TV," AND OTHERS-Trudi Gcrrni peeks out from „ television receiver alter being named "Miss National Television" in Chicago. Runners-up, who jiist missed the title by a coaxial cable are Theresa Girogian, right, second place winner, and Joyce Thorsen, third. Any one of the three would be a vision on television Bragg City. In lauding him as a "nice boy and a hard worker," Mrs. Mitchell said she couldn't board anyone who wasn't—tor the Mitchells have II children of their own. They said Anderson picks from 400 to 500 pounds of'cotton a ilay regularly. They described him as a tireless worker who "doesn't know wheii to Quit." "He's a good boy," Mrs. Mitchell said as she and her husband watched Anderson pose in the field for photographers. "He doesn't smoke, he doesnt' drink and he doesn't swear." "This money couldn't have gone to a better boy,' Mr. Mitchell put in. while Anderson was being photographed, Mr. Mitchell was holding the impressive stack of dollar bills. Young Anderson said he plans to "bank this thousand." The Sl.COD he won In 1947 "just slipped away,", he said during a radio Interview. Later he said he had bought a car with It. He said it was "tough picking" this year. The field was still muddy from recent rains and while the cotton had dried, other entrants weed with Anderson that It "was hard stuff to pick." Shinault Among Winners Meanwhile, Odell, the Mitchells oldest boy, told his mother she should "kick him for not entering." Mrs. Mitchell explained Hint Odell and Anderson work together in the Prospects ar'e Brighter For Early Settlement of McPac Railroad's Strike ST. LOUIS, Oct. 15. <!>>) — Prospects for nn early end to the Missouri Pacific strike brightened today with an announcement that about half of the issues lending to the walkout have been settled. IF YOU LIKE THE BEST TRY NU-WA LAUNDRY-CLEANERS Phono 4474 SOYBEAN SACKS 2^ Bu. Size TOP MARKET PRICES PAID FOR YOUR BEANS AT ALL TIMES Doyle Henderson Soybean Co. "Highway 61 So. •"•"•i Pictures You Will Like We specialize in commercial and home which you will enjoy throughout (he years. Call for appointments. 1'houc 6011 Phone 2S60 DEVEIOPED PRINTED ENLARGED FAUGHT'S STUDIO (Night Phone R321) 112 South 1st. fields on the Mitchell farm and that they "pick within pounds of each other." Two other former champions and a runner-up won cash awards yesterday. They were Shinault, who placed fourth and won $50 and Wesley Buck of Hornersville Mo who won the title in 1943 and won $25 this year. Shinault picked S4.9 pounds this year and 89 pounds last year. Buck picked 18S pounds this year and 108 when he won the title in 1943. Malcolm Gramling, 21, Kennett, Mo., who wa.s rumier-up in 1947 won sixth place and S50 this year] Ornmling is a close, friend of Anderson's, and they, drove to Brythe- ville together for the 1947 contest, when they finished In one-two order. Anderson said during his radio Interview that he would not return for next year's contest. Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell, however, didn't believe this. "He'll be back next year. You watch." A five-man puncl of judges evaluated the grade ol the cotton and computed the weight adjustments lor debris. These were Charles Hose of Homeland, E. A. Stacey of Dell and B. O. West, John Lenti and E j. Cure, all of Blytheville. The cotton "was judged on the basis of amount, cleanliness and condition of rows after picking. Negro Deaths Funeral service* will tie conducted at 2 pjn. tomorrow for Joe B»rr Negro, in the Nemlah Temple Church by Elder Minor M. Jones pastor, and burial will be In the Mt. Zlon Cemetery. He died Tuesday at his home on raiarlen* Street His wife, Ida Barr, three sons and three daughsert survive him. He was 74. The caston Funeral Horn* is in charge of arrangement*. Osborne Furniture Co. SS THE LATEST for their tniks «• strtels There's a reason! "Jolt. Rated" trucks fit tile job. They reduce operating costs . . . last longer . . .and aro ^ more dependable. •" Blytheville Motor Co. "South's Finest Service" Broadway & Chickasawba see us for ike facts Attention Men! Mr. Martin Robertson, / A Special Representative of the "\ Kahn Tailoring Company of Indianapolis Will Be In Our Store Monday & Tuesday, October 17-18 With a Complete New Line of Made-fo- Measure Suitings for Fall and Winter Wear. We Look Forward* to Having You Meet Him! R. D. HUGHES CO. • ..

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