The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 7, 1952 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 7, 1952
Page 9
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WEDNESDAY, MAY T, 1952 Arkansas News Briefs— West Memphis Matron Dies To Boost Violent Death Toll By Th« Astaclxted Press . The death ol « West Memphis matrpn yesterday boasted Arkan«as' violent death toll tor the week to five. Mrs. Amy I^e Bains, 48-year-old west Memphis resident, was injured fatally yesterday when she was struck by a car in front of lier home". Crittenden County Deputy sheriff Howard Beset t said Mrs. Bains waa standing beside her mailbox when a car driven by Garland L. Smith of Little Rocfc struck her. He said Smith was charged with involunlrny v manslaughter. \jj]i Mrs. Bains was Ihe wife ot Sain Bains, West Memphis attorney. former state representative from Jackson County and former Third District prosecuting attorney. Arkantas Power and Light Gets Building Okay LITTLE HOCK—The Arkansas Public Service Commission has authorized the Arkansas Power and Jjgbt Co., to spend more than 38 million dollars on new comtniction. The PSC yesterday granted permission for the expansion of A.P. ' At L.'s facilltie.5 In the state. Most of the power company's outlay will go to finance addition of 135.000-kilownU units at the Cecil Lynch plant at Rose City. North Little Rock and stamps .In all, about 526,250,000 will be spent to more than double the capacity ot these plants. ' Llttlm Rock Contracts to Clear Slum District WASHINGTON— A contract to clear a slum rii.stiict In Little Rock. Ark., ha» .been signed by the Little Rock Housing Authority and the federal government. ; Th« contract, signed yesterday, provides for a temporary Joan of «l,3M,M« and a federal grant or £980,385 to the Housing Authority lor us* on th« Dunbar Project. The project consist* of 10 city blocks containing S3J structures housing 268 families. The Housing Authority will .^icquln th« land, demolish the structures and clear the area for re- "developHient by* business. Arkama, Strawberry Report: Bald Knob Area FAYETTEVILIjE—Arkansas strawberry report for the Bald Knob area: Weather clear and liot; hauling liberal; demand moderate; market weak; prices to growers: US Comb $5.25 to S6.85; US No. 2'{5.75 to «.#>; capped berries per pound 17 cents. Shipments: Truck 42 cars; rail—16. Other White County points: II 3/4 cars (4 rail). BLYTMEVIU.K (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Boy Testifies Shot Accidental Father Faces Trial For Murdering His Mofher at Fayetteville FAYJ5TTEVILI.E. Ark. l.f, - A lli-yeur-old boy testified here yesterday at the trial of his father on a charge of first tlrurce murder that the shot that killed his mother as fhed iiccLdcntiilly. YomiK Billy Hudson lo!d a jury of 10 men and Ivo vamtn Unit wus stnndinii lx>side his fnthur Dick Hudson, Pavettc-- ville liquor dealer, and siiw the gun dischjirf/p, accidentally. '1'he elder Hudson is being- tried 011 a charge of slaying his divorced \vifo, Mrs. Helt-n Walts, last Nov 17 as -she Maried to enter lier car !n front of his home. Hudson has maintained Ihiit the Kim fired by accident, and K>e- Attorney Rex Perkins .sought to prove thi.s rnntcntion yesterday ns Hie trinl etiterorf its second day. Perkins converted M-al the filial bullet pic-rcc-d a window screen, hit the rear view nun or In Mrs. Watts' car, ricocheted and .struck the woman. He called several firearms experts, including F:\f,-etlevi!le Police Chief Pearl Walts, to support his theory that a bullet could have struck the rear view mirror without damaging it or leaving a mark. Sheriff Bruce Crlder said the shootinj? followed an argument at Hudson's home between tiie liquor dealer and Mrs. Watts. Mrs. Watts married John Wattf of Sprmydnle alter divorcing Hudson. Forester Lang Gets U.S. Scholarship WASHINGTON yp) _ Arkansas State Forester Pred Lang has accepted appointment to a government committee to study diseases and insects damaging the country's " f orests. His appointment to the Agriculture Department committee was announced yesterday. Ouachifa College Lets Dormitory Contract HEADS FIELD FORCE? — Lt.-Gen. John R. Hodge, above, has been appointed Chief of the Army Kielcl Forces, with headquarters at fort Monroe. Va. He replaces Gen. Mark Clark, who will succeed f;en. Mnllbcw • . Hidyway as United Nations com- m-inder in Kore- Eisenhower Boosts Missouri Strength JEFFKRSON CITY. Mo. lip, — Ceil. DwigtU 1), Elsenhower increased his Republican National Convention strength in Missouri j yesterday, running his delegate count for tin: state to H certain nnd Uvu probable vote.s. Sen. Robert A. Taft lias one pledged delegate. Call of the West Outlasts Royal Dignity as Young Princes Play Hospitals Urged To Audit Servke Professional Work Called as Important As 'Dollan and Cents' HOT SPRINGS. Ark. I*—Arkansas hospital executives have been urged to audit the professional scr- viees Viey offer, just as they audit their financial conditions. Dr. Mnlcolm T. MacKachern of Chli-mio, director of professional relations for the American Hospital Association convention: "If it Is Important lo have an audit in dollars and cents It is equally Important to have an audit of the professional work of a hosnl- tal." IJr. MncEnchern offered these 10 points upon which lo base audit: Bed occupancy; average days stayed iby each patient >• gross results; (tenth rale; cuiunliaiioiu, infections, complications following .s ll r % K r y; iHnleci.'.ssary surgery; autopsy rule and staff conferences. .lames Jljmrof.'k of Moiilk-^JJo was chosen president — elt-cl of Ihe Association nt iis closing .vi-ssion. He will bo inblnlli-d as the 19i>n 54 president. John Kowlauil of I,Kile Ki» X was iii.slalled as president for i!i;.s succeeding Knnneth Newman of Liille nock. Other officers are: Eugene LopL-?.. ParnijoiiW. vice inesident; I'uul Pryor. Little Rock, secretary; Miss Frances Davidson, CatmJcn, Troa- surer; Marvin AUinnn. Ft. Sinilll. Trustee, Ot'oi-Hb I3errynian, Ftty- elleville, delegate to the American Hospital Association, ami Dr. M.C. Hawkins Jr., of Sfarcy, alternate dc-lei;ale to the AiiA. Young Gunman Is Shot Down Pulling Pistol on Police W1STER. OklK, Ift—A 20-year-old gunman who stroked pistol In hand out of an Arkansas jail wa« sliot down when h« pulled a gun on t Wl.ster policeman yesterday. Merchant Seaman Jacob Alexander Yeanks fen.) was In a critical condition at a hospital In nearby Poteau, suffering from bullet wounds In (lie chest, left shoulder and left forearm. City Marshal Clarence Nlbluck snfd he fired on Yeftnk when the (nan pulled u f;un In an attempt lo resist arrest. "With God as my witness, I had no other choice," said Niblact. Yeiinks, who lived at Aloons, J'»., was Identified In Ft. Smith, Ark., as the mnn who pulled a gun on two officers mid escaped from Jail in Harlford, Ark,, yestorday. Sheriff Prentice Maddux said Veanks disarmed Constable Andy Hamilton and Sebastian County Deputy Sheriff Dave Selph when they Marled to question him. He locked Hie two officers In tils cell and fled In Selph's prowl car. The car wos found yesterday about five miles across the Arkansas line near Monroe, Okla. Yeanks was picked up by Hamilton who took one pistol away from him, but did not find the man second gun. When Yeanks was arrested yesterday in Wisler. he had (our plaloJj with Urn. Tw* tt belonged to Hamilton Sheriff U*ddut M M. Maddux Hid no keen fllea aifainM St.Joseph ASPIRIN . Ark. l/r, _ A contract for construction of an administration building and a men's dormitory at Ouachita Baptist College was let yesterhay to the J. E. Pyle Construction Company of Little Rock on a low bid of £244, 109. Work will begin May 19. LONDON (/P) — The call of the Wild West clashed head-on with the royal dignity of t-,vo young princes yesterday—and the lure tf cov/boy land won easily. It happened nt the British Industries Fair. Prince .William, 11, and Prince Richard, 7; sons of the Dnke and Duchess of Gloucester, were accompaiiinK Ihcir parents and their cousin Queen Elizabeth II on a tour of inspection. They tagged along politely while their elders made polite comments until they got to a stand bearing boy-sized couboy and Indian paraphernalia. There they suddenly broke ranks and made a quick dive i into the knives, guns, chaps and tomahawks presided over by Charles Penn, a Californlan. "They picked up some of the cowboy models, grabbed the rubber tomahawks and were )ust nbont io have a real good fight." Penn sairt. Then the duchess started in after Ihem. "She was just like all boys' mothers, yovi know.' Penn said. "She said, 'hi, come here, both of vou. And put those down -at once'. " Tile boys reluctantly became prim and dignified princes' again. Mexico loses Ru/e for American Travelers MEXICO CITY (/Tt—Mexico has eased restrictions on through air Dallas County Asked To Halt Liquor Safes FOiT.JVCE, Ark. (,v, — The first ittlrmpt to outlaw thrt sale of alcoholic bfveragfs In Dallas County since national prohibition emlrd 17 ycirs axo apparently lias failed. Complete but unofficial return* on a special option election yester- j day showed 1.411 votes against, bun- nlnir Die sale of liquor and beer to 1,315 lor. 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