The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 26, 1949 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, November 26, 1949
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/ PAGE EIGHT BLYTUEVILLE (AUK.) COURIER NEWS Red-Backed Plot Against Tito Seen Secret Reports Say Invasion Will Start With Staged Revolt NEW YORIC. Nov. 26. IIP, — A Soviet-inspired Cominform plan to liquidate Premier Marshal Tito of Yugoslavia has been uncovered In secret reports reaching foreign diplomatic miarters here. The fateful day for Tilo IB satd to be sometime between Christmas and Easter. The, anti-Tito coup would start with a staged revolt In Belgrade, according to these reports. The puppet revolutionists then would call on Hungary and Romania to reinforce them against the "Tyrant Tito." Then, so the story goes, the Intervention o( the Russian satellites, kept free from any apparent Russian participation, would have two approaches: Parachute troops from the neighboring Cominform countries would descend on Belgrade. Armored Infantry would swim across the borders into Yugoslavia. Troop-carrier planes from the Soviet Union, the reports say, have moved onio airfields In Hungary rebuilt for that purpose. Diplomatic representatives here eay shock tank corps have been concentrated En areas of Hungary find Romania bordering Yugoslavia The military coup Is calculated to be backed with such force as to knock out the Titoists in a few days. NATION TODAY— Marlow Wonders How Humans Appeared to Giant Circus Ape C.M.E. Delegates Appointed for Kansas City Meet Son Francisco Woman Found Fatally Stabbed r .XDj ALTOS, Calif., Nov. 26. r/Fi —Surrounded by her seven, half 'starved Pekinese dogs, tlie body of R well-to-rio San Francisco woman was found stabbed in her country home here last night. Miss Inna E. Copeland, 60, had been dead two or three days, sheriff's deputies sairi. They went to the place on a call for her brother. Frank Copcland, from Long Beach. He said he was worried at his In- i ability to get in touch with her. Miss Copeland, who inherited her mother's commercial florist business in San Francisco, had been stabbed seven times in the breast and back. Delegates to the 22nd quadrennial conference Of the Colored Methodist Episcopal church were elected yesterday at a meeting here in Carter's Temple of delegates attending the denomination's Arkansas Conference. The quadrennial meeting will be conducted in Kansas City, Mo., in June of next year, it was announced by the presiding bishop, Luther Stewart of HopkinsvlllD, Ky. He Is being assisted in holding the conference by Bishop H. P. Porler of IjOtiisvitle, Ky, The delegates selected to go to Kansas City include: clerical—rtev. W. E. Kasley, Rev. L. L. Frav.icr and Rev. L. M. Bell, all of Wynne; Rev. D. T. Carter. Forrest City, and Rev. W. S. I'ettus of Helena. Lay delegates—Dr. D. C. Roberts. Blylhe- ville; Holscy Saunders, Earle- H. H. Elliott. Holly drove; c. T. Gant. Helena and A. P. Jones. Forrest City. Presiding elders of the various districts ID the conference yesterday submitted pastors' reports for Che year. The report for the Blythe- vrlle district was presented by Rev. j L. L. Frnzier. and for the Forrest City district by Rev. W. B. Easley. Construction of several new churches and parsonages during the year was revealed by the reports, and financial gains were noted. It was announced by fiev. D. c. Harbor of Blythcville and C!. W. Stewart. Negro farm agent for this comity, wtm is a son of the presiding bishop. Rev. J. S. McFadden is pastor of the host church. The conference sermon Thursday morning was presented by Rev. M. I,. Darnell of Hopkinsville, Ky.. and that night Rev. M. K. Borcns of East St. Louis, III., delivered the sermon. Conference sessions will continue through tomorrow when appointments of pastors (or 1050 will be Bv James Marlow WASHINGTON, Nov. 20. M')—I wonder ho\v we looked to Gargantua. Until he died yesterday, -in million of us had paid our dough to take a gander at Gargantua in the circus. But all the time he was looking at us, too. Modesty didn't mean anything to him. Nor did pride. So he never had to worry whether anyone liked his hat, shirt, pants, or shoes. Hut Ihe human men lie saw at-rc so concealed by clothes they must have looked to him like so many heads pinned between a line and a suit. And there wasn't one of them who ever stopped to envy his great chest that he couldn't liave licked with one hand. So inferiority didn't bother hitn, either. But the women must have puzzled him greatly as he gazed out at them with his dark and glistening eyes. fn Africa Ihe gorilla girls he knew walked solidly, one bare foot after the other, being always thern- selves—if not exactly sweet, at least simple. Obituaries Wilson Resident Buried In Tyronza Cemetery Funeral riles for Grant Robert Shull of Wilson were rounded yesterday at the Methodist Church In Tyronza. He died Wednesday at his home In Wilson, at Ihe age of 17 Mrs, Shull is survived by a son. O. B, Shull of Wilson; four daughters. Alts. HarotU Hopper of St. Louis. Mrs. Margaret I'hilyuw. Mrs Claude Pounds and Mrs. Eddie Hauge. all of Memphis; two sisters. Mrs. Betty Hivens and Mrs. Sally King, both of Tyronza, and a brother, K. R. Shull of Hugo. Okla. Burial was In the Tyron/.a Cemetery, under the direction of the National Funeral Home of West Memphis. Youngster From Zoo Wins Early Acclaim Founding the Ivories SAW LAKE CITY —Major Sheridan is piano. The thiee-month-old Nov. 26— (n*) lion at the c u t) w a s .."-- iiin.-L-jiiumn-ujii c u [i wa: But the human girls minced past. I sent us a gift to the Ho»tc Garden- O.'irtrantiia propalily couldn't have Zou here from Sheridan Wyo lit iilKlersInnd rh.-il D,™ ,,.-,n.-n,i jj|; C J had a |,.,,| <-o!cl when he arrived so Pinks Superintendent Joseph Sloan turned him walked Negro Scouts Guests At Thanksgiving Dinner Negro Scouts, representing Troop No. 83, climaxed a year's work with a Thanksgiving dinner at the troop center on Second Street. Scout Sam Jones was in charge of Scout ceremonies. Plans for the current year were given by Scoutmaster George O'Rear, following which B. M. Ivy and Will Moss, members of the troop committee related the highlights of She past year. Each Seoul was asked to bring a non-member to the next Scout meeting. 'Bojangles' Robinson Dies of Heart Ailment NEW YORK. Nov. 26. MV-Bo- Jangles danced his way upstairs again last night for the last time. Death came to America's great tap dancer—the smiling Negro with the twinkling feet—while he slept under an oxygen tent with a failing heart. Hobinson, 71, had been a public entertainer from the age of eight He carried his nickname, "Bo-' years. It jangles," for almost 40 meant happy-go-lucky. He began as a little stable boy dancing for pennies in Washington beer halls, reached the top of his world on Broadway and in Hollywood, and made anywhere from $2,000,000 to 54,000 Olio McMath to Ask for Law To Curb Sex Offenders LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 26. (AP) — Governor McMath will ask (lie 1951 Arkansas Legislature for a law to remove sex offenders from society. Joining the. nationwide move tor more effective legislation in. the wake a recent wave of sex crimes, he told his news conference yesterday "I'm going to try to get a bill through to permanently remove this type of criminal from society." In the meantime, he said he will ask the State Parole Board to deny all clemency to any convict with a rerord of sex offenses. The governor said lie was no .specific idcu.s for the propo-sed legislation, but that the bill "should list sex offenses and provide maximum sentences and the offenders should be permanently incarcerated " He said that the crime of contributory delinquency should be made a felony instead of a misdemeanor. A felony can be punished by a prison sentence while the penalty for a misdemeanor usu.illy is a fine. Also he thinks sex offenders, after they complete a prison lerm, should be kept in a slate mental institution until certified as normal. Genera/ Marshall Gets Special Service Award WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 MV- Gen. George C. Marshall received tile United States Conference of -Mayors award for distinguished public service in a White House ceremony yesterday. The wartime Army chief of statf, former secretary of state and present head ot the American Red Cross is the first man to be so honored. The award, to be granted from time to time RS the trustees of the mayors' conference determine. was authorised by the trustees Janu.u-y. understood ^ ^ that because they had deliberately chosen to torture themselves with lm;h-hee]ed shoes. Rome of them, from the hats they wore, must have seemed to Giirgan- tua like moving gardens.) Unlike the gorilla girls, who «•"•<• always completely frank in their attire, the human ones—encased in shoes, stockings, dresses, sweaters, coats, and paint—carefully upholstered themselves to make nature seem more generous to them than nature ever intended. Sometimes, when he looked at them. I wonder whether Gargantna suspected they were girls at all. Ami (hen there were the little children who made faces at him. If Ciaigantua acted rough there were humans around to keep him in Mne. He was big and probably didn't mind too much. Hut I wonder what Iir- thought when he saw a mother swat a two- year old because the two-year old Insisted on staying to Icok at Gar- Rantim Instead of moving on with mama. Of course. GargarKua ate better than some of the people who filed past him, and was kept varmer hnt why an up,' should get heller treatment than some hiirn.nis was something he probably didn't brood over. Having a pretty poor vocabulary, there wasn't much he could say to anyone. This forced him to Keep his opinions to himself. And that probably worked out all right for him. since it always kept him non-partisan. He dtrlivt know whether he was a proletarian or n capitalist. Taking no sides, he didn't have to lie awake at night, worrying about which side won. It's possible his enforced silence filled him with frustrations at times. But. unlike many humans who lack the courage to asserl themselves, thus slinking off frustrations reports indicate Gargantua was not teluclant to let his anger, dislik-es and intentions be known when he felt the occasion called for a declaration. This may have been one reason why heJsvas able to live so long in captivity.. And while he wasn't able to carry on a conversation with humans, huinan.s weren't able to bother him with their small talk, either. In this way. standing pretty much on his oivn feet, he must have developed a sense of dignity for. although 40 million of us Intruded on him. in the end he intruded on no one. When it came time to <lle. he las- down quietly, and died, bolherri tio one. over to ur. and Mrs. J. R. Frank for care. Mrs. E'Yank plays the piano Major loved it. He jumped up on the pinno bench to speed up a b(xi^ie--,vou^ie rhytlnn. i{\^ paws moved up and down the keyboard. The result, it riot tuneful, certainly was amazing. Tile public found out about it and the Frnnk.s were swamped with callers wanting to see the cub perform. The demand for the major at piano Ijonune so heavy thr Franks I had (o cancel the concerts. Whe- Daughter of Blind Parents Anxiously Awaits Results of Operation on Eye SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 194$ PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 20—(tT)— * These arc anxious hours for Mary Hope llodgdon. Sometime jun — by Sunday at Mic lulcst—she \\ill know whether she will be blind for life, or whether she will be the eye for her blind parents. In their modest home. Mr. and Mrs. ix.'e Hodgdon have waited priiyfully for the answer since an operation was performed last week on Mary Hope's one good eye. Tlii'ir hopes are high. Surgeons at the Klks Eye Clinic ot Hie University of Oregon Medical •School nre optimistic. But until the doctor* can look clo>cly into the eye (hev cannot bo sine that little needle-pricks of irritation have healed, welding down the retina. It was the break- lug suvivy of the retina—the image- recording film—iluu cost tt>» 12- year-old girl Hie sight of one eye and ihreiilcticd the other. When blindages were changed. Mary Hope roulrl see. (Jut she could do that before. The question is whether the laosening of the retina has been Inlteii, if it has, -Mary Hope v, ill have normal one- u vision. Waiting at home are hundreds of letters, unread, from wcll-ivlshcrs in all parts ot Ihe country. Mary Hope's mother IULS ht-en blind since childhood ami her futher since lOL'fi. ther his cage uilt include when he goes to the zoo undecided. piano is still Mississippi Battles Forest Fire Epidemic JACKSON. Miss., Nov. 2fi. WV— Fire M»htcr.s. handicapped by shortage of manpower and equipment, today Imtlcd the stair's worst epidemic nt forest fires in years. Blazes were reported in IS counties, most of them in Eastern Mississippi. John Smith, forest fire control chief, blamed the fires on thn lack of a general rain for nearly a month, and carelessness on the part ot hunters and .smoking motorists. Boys WHh Slingshots Irk Man and Beast, Too HOLLY WOOOD, Nov. 20—M'l— Hopalons Cas.siciy usually handles the ornericst of varmits with ease But two boys with slingshot-; that's different. The Screen and television stnr I real name Bill Boytil had to call on two policemen to round uji two teen-agers before a parade last ni^ht. They were peppering Hoppv's . with tapioca pellets from atop an ice cream shop. "It made the horse awfully nervous." the officers reported, "ami Hop.ilong awfully mad." National Guard Bureau Limits New Purchases LITTLE ROCK. Nov. 2C iAP> — Machines iiLsteild 01 men will bear the brunt of the national g'iard economy pio^'rr.m. As>.isl;uu State Adjutant Generag H. I,. McAlislor said today a SoO.Ooi) reduction in tile payroll allotment for !he Arkansas National Guard for ilio nex: seven moiulL*; ha.s been restored by the National Guard Bureau. Recently, the military ..iepartment announced that ijecaLi.-e oi the reduction in per.-onne! iuntfe, 11 :ul- mmUtrative as-sistant.s and caretaker.-; would be* di^miKSPd and 150 others woiiki tukc oay cuts of as much us 525 ? month. Gen. ItcAlisier said protests to the Kiiiional Guard Bureau from all states resulted in restoration of the personnel fund.s. Instead, he said, the department has been nu>:fied a reduction will be made in funds lor purchase of equipment. Missing Grocery Store Owner Is Sought LITTLE ROCK. Nov. 20. M'l— Arkansas state Police have been asked to join the search for a Mal- ern grocery store owner reported missing with between $2.000 and SJ.OOO in his pockets. Patrolman Ralph Terry of the Little Rock Police Department said yesterday his brother, A. O. Terry. i about r,o. operator of a Malverni Ark. grocery and feed store, was List srai here Tuesday. I Torry sail' his brother, accom: p.mied by a large German shepherd • Jog. came to Little Rock to sell a I load of produce and was to return with supplies for ills store. Only Two Hospital Staff Members Involved in . Fight, Governor Discloses LITTLE ROCK. Nov. 26— «>)— .Governor McMuth said yesterday members of Ihe Slate Hospital staff were involved In an altercation in a UeValls Bluff cafe. In his first comment since seven staff members were arrested following a fight In which the cafe owner's son was stabbed, the governor told his news conference: "The action of the State Hospital Board will be apparent when members read the State Police report of the affair. I am sure the board will take necessary action as indicated in the report." He said the report shows "only two of the seven staff members were actually involved in the fight." The State Hospital Board Is to meet Tuesday to consider the case which Robert Drew, jr., was stubbed in an altercation involving the duck hunting hospital staff members. Former BlythcYillc Man Now Residing in Alaska J limes V. Nash, formerly of Biylheville, was one of five charier members of Company G of the 7lh Infantry, that served' at Fort Richardson, near Anchorage. Alaska, to renew HI23 acquaintances with Col. Bert N. Bryan, comptroller for the United States Army In Alaska recently. Those meeting with Colonel Bryin included Mr. Nash, who now Is ill charge of the Electrical Stores Department of the Alaska Railroad at Anchorage, Louis J. Smith of Vaiicauver, George W. niackmim Harvey J. Smith and Isaac H Heffentrager. all of Anchorage .Mr. Nash, who attended Blylhe- 'illc High School, was retired as an army captain in 1947, after scrvin» in both World Wars. Fast That Shed 112 Pounds from Man Weighing 357 Fatal after 92 Days BIRMtNGHAM, Ala., Nov. 26. IAP) _ Percy Coplon, who started what he Sirld would be a 100-day last on Sept, 25, died yesterday. I'ercy a jocular ilvc-by-five who weighed 337 [rounds at the start had gone 92 days without (ood ' Ills weight had dropped to 245 pounds He was 53. Coplon spent most of the fast in a small house atop a 30-foot pole at his home. Last Sunday, he came down because of dlzainess and said he would finish his 100-day fast In '•'-! home. ills dizziness diminished and Percy was in good spirits. He lapsed int/j unconsciousness Just before midnight, however, fallnlg to the floor in his bathroom. Two physicians worked over him but lie died during the night. Percy told reporters at the start of his fast that ho hoped to prove that Ihe human body can heal itself without medicine If it is given the chance. He said tie was not undertaking the long fast to gain publicity. ' his waistline receded, Percy nonnccd lie would begin taking ^^^ next, week .starling with a spoon of' orange Juice. Children's Altercation Sends Mother to Hospital LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 26—(J>j_ Should children fight? Ula Tharman, mother of R child who became embroiled In an altercation, thought so. Her neighbor Estelle'Marshall, thought not. ' Sheriff's deputies said that as » result of the discussion, they arrested the former on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon after the latter had gone to the hospital for treatment of stab woimds. Big Ape Dies reporters. MIAMI, Kla.. Nov. 26— M't—Gf. ganlua, the big ape of the circus died. Gargantua was one of the few gorillas reared in captivity. He cnme here with the Rlnglhig Bros and Barniim and Bailey Circus' now at its next-to-last stop before' loing Into winter quarters at Sar- had an- asota, Pla. Red General Dies MOSCOW. Nov. 2G. tin — The Army newspaper Red Star reported today the death of Maj. Gen. Joseph Tnlovsky. chief of stuff for artillery on the Stalingrad front in lf)12—13 He was 50 years old. The paper said Gen. 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