The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 9, 1950 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 9, 1950
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Officers Probing Violent Deaths of 2 Negroes Here Man's Body Found On Tracks; Woman Is Slain in Home North Mississippi Coiintv .sheriff's deputies and State police "today are investigatin gwhnt officers believe to have been the murder and accidental death of two Blytheville Negroes. The body of Willie Lee Henderson, about 30. was fount! yesterday U.S. Communists Are Going Underground, Hoover Says ° f - wa . ' bc R : " 1 -!ln WASHINGTON, June 9. M>j—J.f Edgar Hoover has told Coiigrers that U S. Communists arc going underground, and that there are more subversive activities in lliis country than "at any period during the last World War." "Communism today is at a greater height in the United States than cither Nazism or Fascism was" during World War II, the FBI director said What's more, he added, It 15 centered in strategic areas and in strategic industries. In testimony before a Congressional committee. Hoover said: "Forty-eight, per cent of the membership of the Communist Party Ex-OSS Officer Says Amerasia Leak Was in State Department WASHINGTON, June S. W)— Senator Knowland (It-Calif) tlc- niiiiHli'il today thai Senate tnves- llgators looking inlo the 15J5 .Ullerasin t'ase slilipcna the diary of tlir I.rile Defense Sccrclary James Forrcslal. road's Blythcvillc-to-Armore! spur three and one-half miles past of Blylheville. He had been run over by a train. Then at 6 o'clock last ni»ht, the in the basic industry of this coun-1 mel "£ try. In this manner they would be "" le able (o sabotage essential industry cnArBC< in vital defense areas in the event of a national emergency. ...~.. ... „ „ k.uLn ,n.n ,i, n iiL., uit: "Communist, efforts toward infil- body of Cora Lee Robinson, about I tration have been Intensified in 35 who is said to have been Hen- j basic industries vital to our security derson's "girl friend." ivas lyine on such ns steel, heavy machinery. B bed at her home at 216 West Coleridge Street, she had been severely beaten across (he heart, apparently with an ax, slabbed five liuic-s in the left dies* and shoulder with what officers believe was an ice pick, ami her throat had oeen slashed. Sign of Poison Found Deputy Sheriff Charles Short, who is listing Sheriff William Bcrryman, Deputy Holland Aiken and Tom Smalley, criminal mvcs- tlgatro of the Arkansas State Police, with the investigation, exprc-scd belief this morning that Henderson killed the woman and was later killed while either boarding or riding on a train. Cecil Home, Negro, operator of the Home funeral Home where the bodies of the two Negroes arc being held, said this morning that signs of poison were detected in the mouth of Henderson. A partially filled bottle of Lysol was found in his clothing. Deputy Short expressed belief that Henderson .swallowed a portion of the poison and probably fell from the train from the effects. Henderson's body was found about noon yesterday by N. C. Patterson, Huffman farmer, who spotted the Negro lyiiij near the track while passing nearby. The body of the Negro woman was found at six o'clock last night by her sister, Mary Robinson, who lives nearby. Home reported that the woman had been dead approximately 12 hours when she was found. Argument Indicated Deputy Short slated that Hender*on's body was dragged approxi- mhiing. commuiiicatio'ns, transportation, the electrical industry and the maritime Industry." Talk (n Senate Clroup Hoover's statements were matle to a Senate appropriations subcommittee in testimony released last night. Ho reported that the recent trial of II Communist Party leaders in New York prompted party members lo Institute a security program of their own, "The (rend has been toward the perfection of a highly - developed underground apparatus and decentralization of Communist party operations." Hoover said. "Secnrlly" -Measures "As a security measure, no Communist Party membership cards were issued In 1940. The maintenance of membership records has been discotilinued. Members speak In a jargon ->t double talk and use codes in correspondence. "Secret printing facilities and supplies have been secreted for future underground operations. Trans- NEW YORK. June 9. M>j—A former executive officer of the war- Office of Strategic Services d today lhat a SUito Department "leak" siphoned top secret documents into the offices of Amer- asla magazine. O. C. Docrlng. Jr., now a partner In a New York city law firm, issued a Matcmenl which he said was an answer "to criticism of OSS by an assistant attorney general regarding the Amerasia case." -The discovery that Amerasia had obtained secret government papers was made through the alertness •»! a member of the OSS staff," Doering said. He said tile staff member, who was not named, read an article in the mneazinc which "set forth the contents of a secret government document" he had prepared. OSS llalit Followed , The OSS raid on the defunct publication's office followed. Doering said, and five copies of the published secret document were recovered. Saying that there was no indication lhat anyone with OSS was responsible for any brcacn of security. Doering added: "On the contrary, they found - ,„,...., „, malcly six feet by the train, which gerprints. was en route from Armorcl to Blytheville. He said that crewmen on the train knew nothing about the Negro's death. i IVorne quoted the Negro woman's sister as saying that the couple argued yesterday morning while waiting for a truck to take them to a field to chop cotton anrl the woman got off the truck and returned to her home. A blood-.stnincd. double-bitted ax was found near Ihe betl on which ihe Negro woman was lying. Deputy Short stated that the ax had been sent to Little Rock for pro- lo be screened for fin- clear Indications that the principal cause of the leak was in the Slate Department because In the office of Amerasia they saw hundreds of other confidential, secret, and top secret Army, Navy. -State and other government documents beiring n stamp showing that they had been obtained from the State Department." Stedlniu.s Roused Docring said Gen. William Donovan, director of the OSS. informed of the results of the investigation roused Edward R. Stcttinms-then secretary of State—out of bed and held a conference with the secretary "within the same hour." Lcachville Girl Named Treasurer of, State FHA HOT SPRINGS. June 9. (/!>)— IMbbie Byrd of Lcachville was elected treasurer of the Arkansas chapter of Future Uoniemakcrs of America yesterday at the end of a weeklong leadership training camp at Couch'lale on Lake Catherine near here. Other officers elected included: president, Mona McGiiire of Foreman; first vice president, fio'.ty Grace Moore, Marshall; second vice president, Helen Deckleman, Fountain Hill: third vice president. Sally Long, Rector; secretary, Libby Harris, Delight; historian. Betty Brooks, Bauxite; and reporter, Pebble Ann Molt, Havana. FRIDAY, JUNE S, 1950 Soong Quits Nationalists Ruling Party TAIPEI, June 9. (AP) — T. V. Soong, millionaire brother of Madame Chiang Kai-shek, has quit the KuomlntaiiK—China's Nationalist ruling party—rather than come to Formosa where his sister and Generalissimo Chiang Kai- shek have pledged to die. The central executive committee of the party announced his resignation today. Soong, a former foreign mLnistei of Nationalist China, once acting premier of the government and a brother of Madame Chiang Kai- shek, was last reported in New York with his brother-in-law H. H. Kung, banker. The Kuomintang said that Soong, one of the wealthiest men In the world, chose to resign rather than come to this Communist threatened island, refuge ot all that Chiang has left of his once populous nation. Soong leit China shortly before the government fled to Canton from Nanking late in 1948. At that time there was a move afoot to have him donate to the Nationalist cause a part of his fortune, reputedly scattered in French. English, North and South American, Indian, South African and Waypoint banks. Red Cross Board of Directors Meets The hoard members of the Chicka- Gunn's report sawba District Chapter of the American Red Cross met last ;iight in the Red Cross office for the final meeting of the fiscal year of 1949-50. Noble Gill, retiring chairman, presided. I. Lindsey Cunn, new chairman, save n report, on the fund drive. 'Hie present lotnl of the campaign was booslcd to S13.1S5.M by the addition of S20 by Team Three of the Cleanup Committee, composed of J. Wilson Henry, Sicgbcrt Jiedel, E. R Mnson and E. J. Cure. Alter Mr. fers ot party members from one district to p.nolher are now con- Irollcd through the use of an elaborate communications system. the group discussed the good and bad points of the campaign and how to improve next year's drive. The financial report was given by Mrs. Floyd Haralson, executive secretary. Mrs. Haralson stated in her report that the Chickasawba District Chapter had a S70G.07 balance for the month of Juno. A resolution was proposed that special thanks should he sent to B J West, fund chairman for the 1950 campaign. The board voted to return Mrs W. W. Shaver to full time duty as office secretary and clerk. Other members present for the meeting last night included W. E. Hagen. J. Wilson Henry, Siegbert Jiedel and George M. Lee. IT'S HERE...NOW! Revolutionary NORGE REFRIGERATOR Iicr« . . . now! The icfrigeralor with (he super freezer you've waited for! 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H em | y )6 lquar TILTAEIN , .10,03. of moil- uie d b.lllti, ROUAIOR® COLDMAKER 3 moving °"'"' " ° ln ° wfl ° v Swimming Students To Register Tomorrow Registration for the annual swimming courses sponsored jointly by the Chlckasawba District Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Chlckasaw Athletic Club will be held at the south gate of Walker Park at 10 a.m. tomorrow, Mrs. Hugh Whitsitt, water safety chairman, said today. Each child will receive a card when he registers for the course that must be signed by his parent or guardian and returned to the pool Monday before he will be admitted to the water. Mrs. Whitsitt said. The addition of Oscar T. Elliott as a water safety Instructor, was announced today by Mrs. Whitsitt. Coffee Crack-down Asked WASHINGTON, June 9. (/P)_ A Senate committee today asked a Justice Department crack-down on speculative trading In coffee. Horns of the African rhino are not attached to its skull. They grow out of the skin and have a high commercial value among the Chinese, who use them for medicinal purposes. Obituaries Former Resident Dies in Booneville Jake Raines, 58. formerly of Blytheville, died at Booneville Sanatorium at 4 o'clock this morning. Funeral arrangements are Incomplete. Holt Funeral Home will he i'l charge. Burial will be In Maple Grove Cemetery. Mrs, Raine's wife died here in 1942, He is survived by a son In Osceola. Russell Infant Dies Services for the Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Russell of Blvtheville will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Cobb Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. P. H. Jernigan, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church. Burial will be In Maple Grove Cemetery. The threc-day-old child died at 5:30 yesterday afternoon at Dr. Mill Skaller's Clinic. He is survived by his parents. OSCEOLA Continued from Page 1. the pageant. Dane Fergus acted as 'master of ceremonies. To Get Wardrobe The queen. Miss Brinklcy. is to be given a wardrobe, a place setting of silver and a place setting of china by Osccola merchants and businessmen. All other entrants were presented gifts of perfume. Other contestants and (heir sponsors were Billie Sue Clark, of Luxora .sponsored by Swift Furniture Company; Frances King of Osceola, sponsored by Gridcr Store; Mary Lynn Meadows, of Luxora, sponsored by Osceola Finance Co.; Nancy Ann Keith, of Keiser, sponsored by Sutccr Grocery; Bobbie Waltrip, of Keiser. sponsored by Louis George Motor Co.: Ixjunetle Brock, of Keiser. sponsored by Herbert Hobbs Co.; Evelyn Rash, of Osccola. sponsored b yNichols Store; Mary Alice Golden, of Osceola, sponsored by Harwarg's: Patsy Poteet, of Luxora, ;ponsorcd by KOSB; and Jewel Hudson, of Lu.xora. sponsored by Osccola Insurance Co. Negro Deaths Services for John Mackey. who died yesterday in Osceola, will be conducted at 2p.m. Sunday at Zion Rock M. B. Church. A pioneer resident or Osceola. Mackey was 74 W. p. Cobb Funeral Home of Blytheville is in charge. Florida Man Dies Of Injuries after Missco Accident Robert Louis Ferguson, of Winter Garden, Fla.. one of the three men injured seriously Wednesday night in an automobile accident at Wilson, died last nlpjhl at Methodist Hospital in Memphis. Conditions of. the other two, James Cunin of Collieiville. Tenn., and Elmer Bailey, Jr., of Winter Oarcten, Fla., were reported as "fair" today by attendants at the Marine Hospital in Memphis. The three men were injured when the car in which they were riding failed to execute a curve on Highway 61 at Wilson, left the highway and crashed into a tree. The Memphis Bureau of the Associated Press said this morning that the Ihree men were employed by the U.S. Engineers as deckhands on a Mississippi River dredge boat. Osceola Men Win v Suit for Damages A jury in the Osccola District o! Mississippi County Circuit. Court yesterday returned a verdict tor the plaintiffs in a damage suit brought by DeVVitt Brawley and El(<m Burnett of Osccola against the lilythe- ville Canning Company. Mr. Urawlcy received judgment for $l,82ij and Mr. Burnett won a judgment for SSOO. The suit stemmed from a collision between Mr. Brawley's truck and one operated by the canning company March 21. 1015. on Highway 40. When it recessed at norm today trial of a suit brought by John and Vera Patton against Dyess School District. No. 56 being heard. The Pnttous are suing for $5,200 they allege is due them for repairs made to the Dyess school's heating unit. This is scheduled to be the las! case heard for this term and court is expected to be adjourned this afternoon by Judge Charles W. Light of Paragould. Janeshoro Boy Scout Wins Essay Contest Gregory Freeze, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Freeze of Jonesboro, Is winner of the Jamboree essay contest sponsored by the Eastern Arkansas Council. Boy Scouts of America. The prize for winning the contest. Is a free trip to the National Boy Scout Jamboree in Valley Forge. Pa., this summer, and will be paid for by Mr. Eric Rogers. Sr., of Jonesboro, Council Presidetit of the Eastern Arkansas Area Council. Scout Free?,e is a member of Boy Scout Troop 6. sponsored by the First Methodist Church ot Jonesboro. BLYTHEVILLE Continued from Page 1, visions, Judges for the children's division preliminaries were Miss Martina Hyde. Wilson kindergarten supervisor; II. P. Hamilton, Jr., branch manager of General Adjustment Bureau, West Memphis; and Lee Sudbury, In charge of territorial sales for S. C. Toof & Co., Mem-,.' phis. During intermissions while thefji judges were reducing the field, vocal numbers were presented by Harry Frilzlus, Jr., Mrs. Bill Spencer and Bobble McDaniels. Mrs. R. A. Berryman accompanied the singers and presented a musical hack-ground for both children's events. Jack Chamblin is chairman of the Jayeee pageant contest and Mrs. Rouse Harp Is in charge ot entrants. Carson Is KmcM Charles Moore, Jayeee president, gave a brief welcome talk and introduced Rube Carson, who served as master of ceremonies. In case of inclement weather tonight, the pageant finals will b« moved indoors. Concluding the two-day event, » dance featuring the music of Jack Staulcup's orchestra will be held following the finals in the Women's Exhibit Building at Walker Park Winner of the "Miss Blytheville" contest tonight will represent the city at the "Miss Arkansas" contest in Helena June 28-29. She also will receive $100 in cash, another S100 to apply on a wardrobe for the stale contest and an expense free trip to the pageant at Helena. ^ Judges tonight will be University A of Arkansas Coach Otis Douglas, Lt, Gov. Nathan Gordon and Miss Margaret Ann Stubbs. the 1Q50 Little Rock Rose Festival Queen. Seml-Finalisls Picked To select the finalists, judges of the children's events last night first reduced the fields to a semi-final group of 10 In each division From these to, the five finalists were selected. In 'addition to the finalists, entrants In the "Mr. Jaycee President of 1916" event, who returned for the semi-final round Included Coley Stevens. Jr., sponsored by Delta Implement Co.; Jimmie Edwards, Jr.. Jimmie Edwards Furniture Co • Butch Smothermon, General Contract Purchase Corporation; Jimmy Deal ir, Deal's House of Charm- and Charles Smith, Kirby's Drue Store. Semi-finalists In the "Junior MLsi Blytheville" contest were Danella Sue Austin, sponsored by Arkansas Paint and Glass Co.; Molly Guard Guard's Jewelry;' Connie Jun» Smith. Hudson's Cleaners; Peggy June Jarrett. Nu-Wa Laundry and Bobbie June Berry, Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. Switch to No.l ECON MY OVER 175 fORD TRUCK MODELS Choice of two V-8 s ,two Sixes! 95 H.P. 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