The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 15, 1949 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, November 15, 1949
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Slayer's'Dale' Refutes Motive Girl Soys Accused Youth Did Nof Make Improper Advances COLUMBUS, Ohio, NOV. IS. (AP) —A young woman who danced with James E. Hcer shortly before he shot ond killed a fellow student at Ohio State University has denied they quarreled on saying goodnight. Joyce Crafton says Hecr was only "slightly amorous." That was her reply yesterday to the statement of a Columbus detective that the shooting of Jack T. McKeown was an 1 aftermath of a rebuff she had given the admitted slayer's iinproj>er advances. Miss Cratton had come from her Cleveland home last Friday to accompany Ileer to a homecoming party preceding the Ohio SUte- Illinols football game. The shooting occurred early Saturday morning after the party, near the fraternity house where both Heer and McKeown lived. Through her attorney yesterday, Miss Crafton told neivsnien: "There were no improper advances. There was no violent argument either at the dance or after it. He became slightly amorous while saying goodnight. That is ali." In her statement ,she denied that Heer was even angry when he ieft her. A grand jury, probably next week, wilt consider a first-degree murder charge against Hcer. The Franklin County (Columbus) Jury mets Monday, and, although the prosecuting attorney's office could not confirm it, the assumption was that the charge would be considered then. Heer, a handsome, curly haired ex-Marine from Euclid, O., is charged with fatally shooting McKeown, a journalism senior, after a homecoming dance early Saturday. McKeown's home was in Norwood, O., a Cincinnati suburb. Heer is 20; McKeown was 21. 12% Increase In Rail Fares Granted in East WASHINGTON, Nov. 15. </T5— Another raise In basic railroad passenger fares in the East now has government sanction. Coach tickets will move above the price of pre-war Pullman transportation. The Interstate Commerce Commission, splitting 6 to 4 on the matter, Issued the Increase authority to 61 eastern lines lute yesterday. It permits a 12',i per cent hike In both coach and sleeping-parlor car mileage charges. It may be made effective on five days' notice to the public. Commutation fares are not affected, but the upward revision in basic Interstate passenser rates will go to 3.376 cents per mile In conches and 4.5 cents per mile in Pullman cars. This 'compares with 2-cont coach rates and 3-cent Pullman rates in 1941. Four increases since then have advanced the eastern rates more than 50 per cent. Southern and Western railroads In the same period have made advances of about 20 per cent, the basic rates in these sections now being 2.5 for coaches and 3.5 for Pullmans. The Eastern lines, conceding that the new increase might divert some traffic to competing forms of travel, estimated that the changes would yield them another 557,800,000 a year, to help meet a continuing drop in passenger service revenues, which last year showed a record deficit of .more than $252,000.000. The ICC majority said the lines had proven their case. U held that more railroad income Is needed in the light of heavier operating expense, and that the new rates "will still be relatively low" when compared to the general level of incomes "and prices generally." Rural Phone Service Slated tor Discussion LITTLE ROCK, Nov. IS. (AP). —' Methods of obtaining additional rural telephone service for Arkansas: will be discussed at a meeting here Nov; 30. ' . Governor McMalh yesterday called the meeting. Representatives of existing telephone companies, the Extension Service, farm organizations and interested persons were asked to attend: : The governor's announcement cited the Rural Telephone Act signed by President Truman. The measure is patterned after the Eural Electrification Act. through which electric power was extended to farmers. Three Arkansans Die In Separate Accidents Bj- the Associated Press Seven persons have died violently In Arkansas so far this week. One of the victims, L. B. Watson, 42, of Texariana, was killed while on a. deer hunt Monday near Menu, Ark.-HB was shot by a fellow hunter who mistook him for a deer and Federal Okay of State Welfare Building Asked WASHINGTON, Nov. 15. UP) — Arkansas Administrator Homer Adkins of the Employment Security Division today sought federal approval for a new public welfare building at Little Rock. He was to meet with Federal Security Agency officiate this mom- Ing to present plans for the proposed building on the Stale Capitol grounds. Arkansas is planning a SG50.00Q structure to house the Welfare Department, and the Employment Security Division. Adklns told ncu-smen here yesterday the two agencies now pay 531,600 rent annually. Most of the money comes from federal funds. He wants the rent to apply to paying off cost of the new building. fired. Seven-year-old Bobby Wayne Hughes was crushed fatally beneath the wheels of a tractor at lib farm home nenr Lake Village Monday. He toppled from the driver's seat beneath the vehicle's wheels. Roger Sager, 1C, of Gillctt, wns killed when thrown through the windshield of a car from the impact of a truck auto collision. The acci- rient occurred about 15 miles southwest of DcWitt Monday.. SNAPPY SUIT-Virginia Martin of Los Angeles models a French-style bathing suit with. American frills. The scant number is made from thin sheets of white rubber. LEWIS Continued from Page 1 vision or the Tart-Hartley Act. Meanwhile — a labor dispute threatened today to tie up some 500 passenger and dry cargo vessels on Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports and make idle about 25,000 ship crew members. A strike was set for midnight tonight by some 2,000 members or an AFL deck officers union' in a dispute with ship operators. The major issue was rotating jobs. Government mediators made last minute efforts to avert the threatened walkouts of the AFL Masters, Mates mid pilots Union. The strike would not halt movement of oil tankers and coal carrying vessls. Joining in the unck-U>-\vork movement In the steel 1 industry were more tlmn 12,000 workers in five plants of Alle[;heny-Ludliim Steel Corp. The company signed a contract similar to those signed by other firms in the last week which call for rrce pensions. Several small steel companies also signed strike-ending contracts and it was expected most or the 500.000 CIO United Steelworkcrs who struck Oct. 1 will be back on the Job within 10 days. Among major producers still unsigned and who employ about 35,000 workers are Sharon Slccl Corporation and Pittsburgh Steel company. In . East St. Louis, 111., efforts were being made to end a strike at the National Stockyards, which was virtually closed. Four hundred stock handlers struck Monday in a dispute over wages. The yards Police Hunting Axe-Slayer of 6-Year-OldGirl LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15-Wj— Her heid crushed by an axe, six- year-old Linda Joyce Glucoft was found slain today a few blocks from her home. Police broadcast a pickup order for a 67-year-old man. The girl had been missing from the home fo her parents, Jules and Lillian Glucoft, since yesterday afternoon. Officers Identified the man they sought as a known pervert, questioned only last April In a child molestation case, but released. The chubby body was found by homicide detectives—who entered the case when a night-long search by neighbors and officers failed— jammed Into a box covered with rubbish, debris and old boxes. It was In the backyard of » modest duelling near her own home. "It is unbelieveable." screamed her mother, told of the discovery. Immediately one of the most Intensive man-hunts in the city's history was begun for the fiendish slayer. It wns in that vicinity that the ..jnrders of Nina Martin and her sister Mae occurred in 1924—a case lhat led to the conviction of Scott C. Stone, a niglitwatchmnn. The case was the city's most brutal clnhl murder since 1946, when six-year-old Rochelle Gluskoter. daughter of butcher Abe Gluskoter, was kidnaped at play. Her body was found more than a year later in the hills, and although scores of persons have ben Questioned and one now Is being held, no formal charges have ever been filed. Only 29 Guests To Attend Veep's Wedding Friday ST. LOUIS, NOV. 15—(flV- Wo- .ien Interested In the wedding gown of Mrs. Carletpn S, Hadley will not get a description of the dress until Just before she gets married to Vice President Alben V. Barklcy on Nov. 18. The ceremony Is scheduled for -1 am. <CST) In the Chapel of St. John's Methodist Church. Richmond Coburn, an attorney .•lend of Mrs. Hadicy, announced oday there will be only 29 guests at the wedding—immediate members of the bride and groom's fam- lics. A limited number of newsmen .'ill report the doings to the public. *Io photographers will be permitted nslde the chapel. Mrs. Hadlej will have no attend- int. Her brother, William \V. Ruck- tt of West Palm Beach, Fla., will ;scort her to the altar. ' The vice president's son, David M. Barkley of Padiicah, Ky., will be his best man. Coburn promised that a description of the bride's wedding dress .'ould be made available half. an -lour ' before the ceremony. Descriptions also will be given at that time of tiie bride's wedding ring, going-away outfit atid the wedding lusic. After the ceremony, the guests •ill attend an Informal luncheon at .lie home or Mrs. T. M. Sayman, a friend of Mrs. Hadley. Newsmen and photographers will be permitted to attend. The honeymoon plans? Goburn said there would be no announce- ncnt made regarding this. Gallon of Whiskey, Case Of Beer Permitted in Dry Arkansas Counties LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 15. CAP) — You can hold on to a gallon of whiskey and a case of beer in n dry county and still be within the bounds of the law. That's the opinion of the Arkansas attorney general's office. The question came up yesterday from Prosecutor Royce Welsenber- ger of Hope who asked whether Arkansas law permits possession of both beer and whiskey or beer or whiskey only. Chief Assistant Attorney Genera John Williams assured him that un- dei the statute one could transport into or possess for his own use in a dry comity a gallon of whiskey and as much as three gallons of beer <about a case). An average freight car will carry 52.'*6 tons. were jammed with the largest hog run of the year, 10.000 head, and an embargo was declared. Farmers were advised not to ship any more livestock until settlement of the strike. KOI- CARPENTRY - PAINTING SPRAY PAINTING PAPER HANGING CAU- :iS20 — T>3 — (1566 The Car Designed in Mind! \ Li;ls yon drive \cithoul shifting! Come in and see why it offers you more comfort, better engineering and greater value! Perhaps you have just about made up yom mind about Ihe kind of car you want to get. Yon know what features it offers you. You knowils repulalion. You know the delivered price here in town for ihe model you want. Take our advice. Do as Ihonsnruls of molorists have already done. Sec a De Solo before you deride. Compare it with ihe car you had in mind. Comparo it feature by frainrc. Compare it for roominess, comfort and visibility as well as for looks. Compart the smoothness of ihe ride. Compare De Solo's TipToe Hydraulic Shift and gjrol Hnid Drive thai let you drive all day wilhoul shifting. Above all, compare dollar-for-clolkc value, and ice why this is the mosl wanted De Solo in all De Soto hislory, Kim! on I how easy il is lo own. 'ITiea—and only then—make your decision. Motor Sales Co., Inc. 110 West Walnut Street BlythevilU Judith Cop/on's Second Spy Hearing Opened NEW YORK, NOV. 15. M>>—Judith Coplon, comic ted oE spying for Russia. \vas pictured In federal court, toilay us a conseteuUous government worker who "dug out various subversive organizations" for the U.S. Attorney General's office, Her lawyer. Archibald Palmer. gave this picture at a hearing preliminary lo the spy conspiracy trial of the former government girl and her ex-f tiend Valentin Gubitchev. .suspended Russian employe of the United Nations. FBI agent Robert H. Granville, on the witness stand, agreed with Palmer that Miss Coplon had received promotions in the • Department of Justice and that her work had been praised by her superiors. Rival Union Head Once Tried to Kill Bridges Jurors are Informed SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. 15. (fl'j_ Prospective Jurors hi Ihe government's perjury trial of Harry Bridges were told by a defense lawyer yesterday that a rival union head-once sought to have Bridges killed. Bridges, 48. Australian-born, Is charged with perjury in testifying nt his 1045 naturalisation hearing that he had never been n Communist. Two aides, J. R. Robertson and Henry Schmidt, are charged with aiding Bridges to obtain citizenship by fraud. As the Jiuy selection proceeded, Chief Defense Counsel Vincent Hnllinan told one venlremnn that Hairy Umileberg, head ol the AFL Sailors' Union of the. Pacific, once "literally and actually hired murderers to try to kill Harry Bridges." He asked the man how he would receive testimony from witnesses testifying under Lundcberg's direction. Phone Company $750,00 Bond LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Nov. 15. (/Pj —Southwestern states Telephone Company of Brownwood, Tex., today asked the Arkansas Public Service Commission to approve a proposed $750,000 bond Issue. The company which operates 23 Arkansas exchanges, Including one at Stuttgart, said arrangements already had been made ' for sale of the bonds. Proceeds will be used In financing the company's current expansion program: Memphis Banker Dies MEMPHIS, Tcnn., Nov. 15. Samuel E. Rngland, 75, dean of Memphis bankers, died here last night of a heart attack. Raglnnd hnd been chairman ol the board of the First National Bank, the city's oldest financial institution, since 1943. For 29 years previously he was president of the bank. South Dakota's Bad Lands are 5.200 stiuare miles hi area. Occupation /* Costly LONDON, Nov. IS. W>j_Th« occu patlon of Germany cost BrS 590,000,000 pounds (*1,642,000 0001 up to last March si. '""".WO) TAXI Call Ask for either whit* or color driver. Eight cabs at j-our Cclcbratiug Thanksgiving with the family! THIS IS PART OF When folks gather for holiday hospitality, a welcome guest is full • flavored Hill auJ Hill"whiskey at its best," , from Kentucky! 85 PROOF J\It-T\ossnn^& Robbing Inc. - Exclusive Distributors- Little Rock • 65% Gram N«utra! Spirits f! *! Will you leave these to your children ? Men have died lo Ic: ..•>'ynii these 4 symbols of .freedom: A dpor key —your righl to lock your door again$l illegal government force and prying. (fourth Amendment, U, S. Constitution) These symbols have no meaning in countries where government controls everything —for there ilia individual man or woman has no freedoms. Bnl there are people who are Irying to give ihe U.S. governmenl more and more conlrol over American life. "Let the governmenl slart," they say, "by taking over cerlain industries and services —the doctors, l)ie railroads, ihe electric light and power companies.'' Most of these people —like most Americans — donl want * socialistic U.S.A. They have other reasons for government control. Bui when governmenl, moving »tep by rtep, controls enough things, you have • •ocis.list government, whether you want it or not. You'll be controlled, too. Then what freedom^ will you be able to paw on to your children! "MEET CORLISS ARCHER" [or rfelijhlful comcdr. CBS—S«ndij—I p.m. Central Tim*. A Holy Bible — symbol of your right lo worship »« yon wish. (Firtt Amendment, U. S. Constitution) A pencil — freedom lo speak or write what yon think, whclhcr you agree <vilh the governmenl or not. (Fiiil AmtnAmenl, U.S. Constitution! And a free ballot - your right lo choose the kind of government you want — your prelection • gainst government tyranny. (Article I, V, S. Constitution) Ark-Mo Power Co.

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