The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 23, 1954 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, August 23, 1954
Page 10
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PAOBTWf BtYTHETILLE (ARK.y COURIER NEWS MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 1954 30 Young Airmen Seized as Suspects CHANUTE AIR FORCE BASE, fll. (AP) — Air Force officials announced yesterday that 30 young airmen had been seized as suspected members of a secret youth terrorist society that's called "pachuco." Col. Grover Wilson, technical training group commander at the base, said the men are in the guardhouse being held for questioning. He said the questioning concerned "acts of violence and lawlessness ranging from AWOL offenses and marijuana addiction to knife assaults on those who had informed on the gang after signing AmericanAirlines MakesSettlement With Pilots But Resumption Of Flights Still Remains Uncertain WASHINGTON U9 — American Airlines and its striking pilots have reached a partial settlement — but whether pilots will return to work In advance of a full agreement remains in dispute. American said last night it plane to resume operations Wednesday a 23-day shutdown. It said,the pilots would at that time return to Work, manning disputed transcontinental nonstop flights. A spokesman for the AFL Air- However, Col. Wilson said the men a pledge in blood to obey 'the laws of Pachuco.' " The Air Force revealed that Lt. Robert D. Whitley, chief of the juvenile division of the Los Angeles Police Department, flew to Chanute Friday to aid in the roundup. Wilson said Whitley briefed air police on how the Pachuco organization operates since he has had experience with similar gangs on the West Coast. Saturday morning, segments of the base's complement of 15,000 airmen were assembled and ordered to strip to the waist. Some 175 were found with "unexplained marks or tattoes." Many carried switch-blade knives. After extensive questioning, all but 30 of the 175 were released but kept under post arrest. The remaining men, said Col. Wilson, were "surly and arrogant and living up to the code of Pachuco." He said all had a "sign of Pa- chuco" carved into their palms or chest. This sign, he said, resembles a cross, with slashes added to honor "particularly outstanding acts of violence committed by the member." He said he had a Pachuco "code" in his possession under which no information must be given law enforcement officials and requiring that knives be carried at all times. Lt. Whitley said Pachuco gangs are common on the West Coast and usually are made up of "young hoodlums of Mexican extraction." Temperatures Will Be Up Weather maps below give you the U. S. Weather Bureau's 30- day outlook for mid-August to mid-September. Note that this is not a specific forecast in the usual sense, but is an ESTIMATE of the average rainfall and temperatures for the period. Temperatures daring mid-August to mid-September will be above aeasonal normals in large section from New England to Southwest. Eri* Pilots Assn. said, however, that the arrangement worked out yesterday with the help of federal mediators was a truce, not a final settlement. Only a Truce TU* union spokesman did not make clear whether the "truce" included an agreement to end the strike. Local unions in Nashville Term., and Fort Worth, Tex., said their negotiators in Washington Bad instructed them not to return to work until all details of a strike- ending agreement are worked out. Pilots struck in protest against the scheduling of westbound nonstop transcontinental flight of more than eight hours. Th»y demanded a crew-change stopover. J. J. O'Connell, master council chairman of the union, said, "We want it clearly understood that it's only a truce. There are a lot of things that still have to be worked out." One is the selection of a neutral party to recommend a non- binding solution for the dispute. A neutral study was part of a national mediation board proposal for ending the walkout. 1. Resumption of nonstop westbound flights. 2. No other flights of more than eight hours. 3. No loss of seniority or other action against pilots, who would return to duty as their services were needed. 4. Appointment of a neutral to recommend a permanent solution. at Chanute are "young toughs of all nationalities and seem to follow no pattern of race or background." He said he expects court-martial charges will be made against the gang members. Jealousy Blamed For Three Deaths WACO, Tex. (&) —Police blamed jealousy for the fatal shooting yesterday of three persons: an 81-year-old husband, his 50-year-old wife and their 73-year-old neighbor. Detective Capt, Wiley Stem said surviving members of both fam-! ilies blamed the shootings on j groundless jealousy. j He said Mr. and Mrs. I. P. Spi- j vey were sitting at their kitchen j table when Spi vey began arguing, i Stem said Spivey shot his wife with j a pistol. Spivey then called G. B. j Darwin, the neighbor, and when | he reached the Spivey home, the | husband shot him, he said. Then j Spivey killed himself. Spivey had been married three times and had 19 children. EXPERT WATER PUMP REPAIR Hubbard Hardware PlMHM POLIO AGAIN ON RAGE Throughout The Country tnd in Mississippi County. Polio insurance including Cancer and 10 other dread disease* only $10.00 a year for the entire family. See or Call "Dee" *t United Insurance 4jfency, 111 West Main or Phone 3-6812 Blytheville. SERVICE Minor Repafn and Tube Replacement in home (inside Bly- city limit*) Oft/y $50 M*re Than t* Tean Training and Experience Factory Serric* Gvarante* MI AH M*k«. Felix Carney, Mgr. lOf E. Main Ph. 3-3616 EXPECTED PRECIPITATION Young Mother, Brutally Beaten, Remains Serious BIRMINGHAM, Ala. If) — A young Birmingham mother, brutally beaten by an assailant at her home here two days ago, remained in a serious condition at a hospital today. Mrs. Minnie Lou Pannell underwent a five-hour operation to repair damage caused by the savage attack. A discharged lumberyard em- ploye, Roland Crenshaw, 19, was being held without bond on a charge of assault with intent to murder. He denies attacking Mrs. Pannell. The Associated Press erroneously reported earlier that the attack victim had also been raped. A physician at the hospital said there was no evidence of rape and that his remarks were misinterpreted by a reporter who handled the story originally. Precipitation during mid-August to mid-September expected to be subnormal in East, South and Southwest. WARNING ORDER IN THE CHANCERY COURT, CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS Savannah Meeks, Pltf. vs. No. 12,743 Lanzy Meeks, Dft. The defendant, Lanzy Meeks, is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of. the plaintiff, Savannah, Meeks. Dated this 4th day of August. 1954. SEAL GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk By OPAL DOYLE, D. C Claude F. Cooper, atty. for pltf. Ed B. Cook, atty. ad litem. , 8/9-16-23-30 Hall Falls Like Snow MEXICO CITY (#;—Hail which fell during a torrential rain covered much of downtown Mexico City like snow yesterday. Several streets were flooded when the hail blocked outlets. Perennial Hot Weather Riots Hit Stockholm STOCKHOLM (ff) — Stockholm's perennial hot weather riots flared again yesterday with the usual busted noggins as thrill seekers let off steam. Police, as in past outbreaks, rounded up prostitutes, hoodlums and other veteran trouble makers. Several persons were painfully injured. One man was tossed through a show window into an art gallery and was rushed to a hospital with a Slashed artery. A policeman who tried to help him into an ambulance had his jaw busted by a group of hoodlums. Police arrested 32 persons, including one prostitute who ran through the streets disrobing as authorities tried to haul her into a car. Prostitutes have been blamed for touching off most of the mid-summer riots, but everyone seems agreed that the crowds join in just for the thrills. Handcuff Joke NEW YORK GB - Patrick Hastings, 29, thought it would be a wonderful joke to handcuff his friend, Pvt James Speer, to his bride of a few hours, Joan, and then mail the keys to Alaska. So he bought a pair of heavy- duty handcuffs for $15 and took them along to the wedding reception at a Brooklyn hotel. But Speer and his new wife ducked out early, and there were the handcuffs, sitting in their box So ... At 4 a.m., after two emergency iquad cops had worked an hour and a half to clip off the manacles, Hastings didn't think the joke was so funny. Somebody at the party had handcuffed Hastings to his* own wife. French Academy The French Academy was found- id in 1630 and incorporated in 1637. Abolished by t*e Revolution, it was revived in 1795 as one of the sections of the Institute of France. The Great Wall of China, more than 1400 miles long, i s built of Dricks, slate and earth. It is 20 feet high in most places, and its top forms a roadway about 12 feet wide. District Sales Down ST. LOUIS (^—Department stora sales last week in the Eighth Federal Reserve District totaled slightly less than the same week of 1953. The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis reported district sales were down 3 per cent. The bank said unseasonally hot weather in some parts of the district apparently was responsible, despite actively promoted seasonal "white sales." EXTERMINATim Call 3-8233 OOO-H H H Mom! Get Me A Bottle Of Bob's Gypsy Rub Liniment Read Courier Classified Ads Thrill-Killing 7 Youths Sobered NEW YORK (fl — Brooklyn's four thrill-killing teen-agers, once boastful about their deeds of violence, turned sick and shaken from the sight of one of .their hapless victims. The "fun" was over for Jack Soslow, 18-year-old leader of the brutal foursome. He wept when confronted with tire battered, wa- er-soaked body of a Negro victim and told detectives, "I feel sick." It was Koslow who three days earlier had allegedly given police details of this slaying and other avage attacks of the night before CHARLEY'S ELECTRIC CO. 112 South Fifth Street — Blytheville, Arkansas • Electrical Wiring • Commercial Refrigeration • York Air Conditioning Sales & Service • Appliance Repairs N.F. Marshall-Frank Westall-J.T. Stalcup Tel. PO 2-2993, Nite TeL PO 3-6109 or 3-4029 We Close on Saturday Afternoons at Ha Penny It buys more than 500 glasses of safe, palatable water supplied by your public water supply system. Yes, the penny you spend for water has the highest purchasing power in the world. For less than ten of these pennies you get a ton of water delivered right to your faucets. Yet few of us stop to consider that this convenient, reliable, low-cost service is due to the efficiency of America's public water supply systems. A good water supply rarely receives public recognition because, like good health, it is taken for granted. But it is the community's greatest asset, guarding health, lift and property. Blytheville Water Co. 'Water It Your Cheapest Commodity' Cosmopolitan Cotton Blouse and Skirt Combo DONOVAN of Dallas picks two of the crispest. silkiest of cottons for our tailored shirtwaist and .co-ordinated skirt. The perfect first 'Fall outfit for school and campus, for office and shopping downtown. In brown or gold 8 to 16. i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i Skirf $5.95 Sweater 5.95 DONOVAN of Dallas tailors a wonderful skirt with a front tuck and smort saddle stitching punctuated with arrows. The very fashionable cardigan sweater—100% zyphr wool—comes in woodland rose, marsh green, Donovan blue, canvasback beige, all matched exactly wiht the skirt, which also comes in black skimmer, bark brown, Tutumn navy. 8 to 18 CONVENIENT \.* IT " Wt Dtlivtr - Phont 2-2001 LAY-AWAY PLAN SHOP IN AIR CONDITIONED COMFORT AT HAYS

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