The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 19, 1950 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 19, 1950
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PAGE TITO Philadelphia Shootings Are Mindful of Phantom Slaying in Texarkana TEXARKANA, De c . jj. (£>)_The+ murderous assaults on seven per •ons In Philadelphia within th past six weeks recalls slill-un-solvc Texarkana "phantom slayer" kll ings, which started nearly five year No one has suggested that th bwo series of attacks are connected In Philadelphia, a housewife wa killed Saturday night by a sho fired from outside the house as sh washed dishes. Since Nov. 12 si other persons have been woundet In similar attacks. In. the Texarknna aren five per sons were shot to death and a slxtl wounded in attacks ascribed to th "phantom," apparently a heller sho than (he Philadelphia assallan whom police described as "undoubl edly a maniac." First victims in this area were Polly Ann Moore. 17, and Richard L Griffin. 29, found shot to death in their parked automobile near Texarkana on March 24, 194G. Two Found Sliot On April H. 1346. the bodies o Betty Jo Booker. IS. and Paul Martin. 17, who had left, a Texarkann dance together, were found a ir/.le »p'art In a rural section. He bar been shot four times, she twice. On May 3, 1946, Virgil Starks. 36 was shot to death as he sat In his farm home. The assailant, standing out-side the house, waited unli Btarks' attractive wife ran to him and then shot her. Although seriously wounded. Mrs. Starks ran to * neighbor's home. She recovered. Another killing, a few days after Stark*' death, differed in pattern from those Inflicted by the "phantom." but officers Investigated possibility It too might have been his work. A man was found dead on a railroad track near Texarkana. He had' been run over by a train, but Investigation showed he had died of I blow on the head before his body was placed on the track. AtUtks, Suddenly Ceased Then the attacks suddenly ceased. Despite srrest.1 of several suspects In various states and the posting of $11,000 In rewards, the "phantom," described by a Texarkana psychiatrist as a sexual maniac, was never Identified. The case had some strange aftermaths. On the first anniversary of, the slaying of Miss Booker, a young tirl friend killed herself. And more than two years after the attacks a TTnlveraity of Arkansas freshman from Texarkana killed himself with poison after leering a note saying he wm« responsible for three of the "phantom" ^Mnin»«. officers gave Stymies Suicide GENEVA, Switzerland, Dec. 19. '(Pi —Two swans saved the life of a would-be suicide in the Rhoniy River here Sunday, Geneva police reported yesterday. Marcel Shafroth, jj, threw himself In the river in the center of the city, the police reported, after someone had stolen his entire savings of •0 frmncs ($14). The cries of two swans attracted •ttentlon to Schafroth as he was • bort to be swept over a weir in the darkness.. Pnssersby pulled him from . the river with only seconds to spare. Dog Both In Wash Tub Mothers can keep family bathtubs free of "dog rings" by washing dogs In galvanized steel wash tubs. The tubs need only a clear water rinse to remove dirt marks. TOUCHED OFF RIOTS-Departure from Singapore of Marls Bertha Hertogh, 14-year-old "Jungle Bride," heightened the violence of a series of religious riots among Moslem natives who demanded that the girl be returned to htr Moslem schoolteacher husband. Her marriage declared invalid by a British court, the girl was ordered returned to her Dutch mother and was whisked off to Holland during th* racial rioting. Stockholm Santa's turning Beard louses Dignity STOCKHOLM. Sweden, Dec. 19. </Pj—A Santa Clans paused at the Stockholm Central Railway station to light up his pipe. Santa's beard burst Into flame. Passers-by ducked Santa's head fn > water fountain and put out the blaze. He suffered no Injury, except to his dignity. State Troopers ^*Mfl£V- Several %fted (V , I.ITTLI; ROCK, Dec. IB. (/p> _ romotlcn of Arkansas State Troop- rs Otto Griffin and Dwlght aallo- ay to the rank of sergeant WELS nnounced yesterday by State Police Irector Herman Llndsey. The promotions were part of a ersonnel shift that will become elective Jan. 1. Griffin, who has been stationed i Pordyce. will be transferred to Varren to succeed Sgt. Charles oyd, who resigned to become chief f police at Magnolia. Galloway, ho has been in the Highway Parol Division, was transferred to he criminal dlvfslon and will re- >aln In Helena. In other shifts: Sgt. R. E. Brown, who has been i charge of District Six, Forrest ity, was transferred to the crlm- lal division In Little Rock. Sgt. Marion Thomas was trans- irrcd from West Memphis to Forest City to succeed Browri. Trooper Phillip Gray was trans- ;rred from Warren to Fordyce and ssigned to the roving weight crew. 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