The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 24, 1955 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, September 24, 1955
Page 12
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BLTnOTILLI (ABK.)' COUWM NEWS •ATURDAY, SEPTEMBER M, 1MT Jury Acquits Brothers at Till Murder Hearing But Roy Bryant, J. W. Milam Still Face Kidnap Charge SCMNER. Miss, tfi—An all white Jury, composed mainly of Delta cotton farmers, acquitted two white storekeepers of the murder of a 14-year-old Chicago Negro boy yesterday, but the half-broihers •pent the night in » neighboring county jail. Roy Bryant, 24, and John Milam, K, still face charges of kidnaping Zmmett Louis Till from the sharecropper shack in Leflore County where he was vacationing with his uncle, Mose Wright. Hie two men were tried in Tallahatchie County because a battered, bullet pierced body — buried as Till'«, but later rejected by the jury—was fished from the muddy Tallnhatchie River inside the county line. Shimeful Says NAACP Jury Foreman J. A. Shaw said identification of the body was the deciding factor in the one hour seven minute deliberation that resulted in an innocent verdict tbe third ballot. "The verdict is as shameful as tt k shocking," said the National Asan. for the Advancement of Colored People in a statement from ite New York headquarters. "The jurors who returned it deserve a medal from the Kremlin for meritorious service in communism's war against democracy." Bryant and Milam spent the night in the Leflore County Jail in Greenwood when their attorneys differed with state officers over the amount of bond needed for their release under the kidnap charges. They were taken back into custody a few minutes after they embraced their wives happily as Shaw intoned: "We, the jury, find the defendant* not guilty." Both men accepted the verdict calmly, as did the spectators who jammed into the muggy courtroom. Except for one loud exclamation, there was no demonstration. Tungsten, used Jn light bulb filaments, has the highest melting point of any known metal, and also it one of the hardest materials known to science. Legion Fair At Gideon Starts Monday OIDEON — From a field of thirty-one contestants, the American Legion Festival queen will be selected Monday night. The contest and crowning will be in the high school auditorium. The annual festival week will begin Monday and run through the week. Merchants in sponsoring the queen contestants selected from high school students have given the annual event good support again this year, according to Herman Hilfiker, Post Commander. Contestants will win awards of $25, $10 and $5. The queen will be crowned by Post Commander Hilfiker. A bale of cotton, as has been the custom, will be given away Saturday night, according to Hilfiker. 6ULGANIN (Continued from Page 1> sia and the United States can agree to trade military blueprints and aerial inspection, they will create an atmosphere of confidence which will make possible much speedier accomplishment of a complete dis armament program. Bulganin, on the other hand, argues that aerial inspection would not be particularly effective, would not in itself outlaw atomic weapons and might lead to the "weakening of vigilance" against the threat of war. In brief, Esienhower called for a quick beginning; Bulganin called for agreement on a complete plan. Planning Retreat To Be Conducted Senior CYF of First, Christian Church of Blytheville and Jonesboro Christian Church will hold a program planning retreat, tomorrow beginning: at 3 p. m. at Crowley Ridge State Park. Programs in the recreation, study, worship, service and enlistment fields for the next six months will be planned. .A recreational period will begin. i-he retreat with a sandwich supper to be served at 6 followed by a sing fest, devotional and goodnight circle. Ghaperones for the Blytheville group will be the Rev. James Rainwater. George Clark, Lt. Dick Lauer and Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Cobb. KING AND QUEEN — Shown .above are the King and Queen of the National Soybean Festival at Portageville. They were selected last night. King is Jackus De Lisle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Byron D* Lisle of Portageville and queen is Suzanne LaFont, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. LaFont of Portageville. Church Dedicotio Revival Planned Dedicatory services will be held Monday night at the Church of God, Dixie and McDaniel Streets, by the Rev. A. D. Tabor, pastor of the Full Gospel Tabernacle, in Blythevilje. Mayor E. R. Jackson has been invited to speak at the dedication. Following the dedication, a two- week revival will begin under the direction of William P. Kirkindall. Tom Cochran, who built the" new church, started the building las July 25 with the aid of three friends after he had received a "divine call" to build the church. Pemiscot Singing Convention Set CARTTTHERSVILLE—The Pemiscot County Singing Convention will meet at the Caruthersville Church of God tomorrow at 2 p.m. All singers are urged to attend and the public is invited, according to William Clark, secretary of the group. NIXON DIDN'T MIND THIS ONE—Vice President Richard Nixon had no objections to this caricature of him being exhibited at the recent San Francisco Art Festival. When the Art Commission ordered it removed, he telegraphed them, saying the public "should not be denied a full opportunity" to see it. The lithograph portrays Nixon as "Dick Mc-Smear" carrying a pumpkin in •ne hand and a red-daubed paint brush in the other. The pumpkin symbolizes the famous "pumpkin papers" of the Algcr Hiss case, in which Nixon figured prominently. Artist is Victor, Stanford University art instructor. Nixon said Arhau' '= entitled lo his opinion. Pick At the NCPC Sept. 30th Contest Open To Anybody From Anywhere! Entry Fee $10.00 (Must Accompany This Application) PRIZES OPEN DIVISION: WOMEN'S DIVISION: First. Prize Second Prize Third Prize Five Prizes of S1000.00 S 250.00 S 100.00 S 50.00 each Twelve Prizes of S 25.00 each First Prize Second Prize Third Prize Four Prizes of $250.00 S100.00 S 50.00 S 25.00 each Special Prize S50.00— Best Picker 85 Tears of Age or Older. . Special Prize $50.05— nest Ticker Under 13 Years at Age. Signed at on this day of NAME ADDRESS AGE . SEX: ( ) Male ( ) Female (Check one appropriate) Send to: National Cotton Picking Contest Box 707 Blytheville, Arkansas ll.N. (Continued from Page 1) must be reunited and called on the free world to resist advances of international communism. Dulles said in Washington yesterday that his first impression of Molotov's U.N. speech was that it merely restated old Soviet positions. Both Dulles and Molotov concurred on one point: The summit conference raised new hopes the cold war might end and the Big Four foreign ministers should carry on in that spirit when they meet in Geneva. . . Observers hoped Molotov would continue the private contacts with the Western Big Three which were initiated in San Francisco last June and carried on in Geneva. These contacts reportedly proved more valuable in many ways than formal meetings in helping resolve differences. Added Coincident MOUNDRIDGE, Kas. — Herman Krehbiel and Sylvanus Stucky, cousins, always thought it was quite a coincidence that they were born the same day. Then both ;urned up at the same hospital for similar operations — both for the second time, the same week and by the same doctor. NOTICE IN THE PROBATE COURT OF CHICKASA1VBA DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF No. 2,340 W. EARLE THOMPSON, deceased ,ast known address of decedent: Leachville, Arkansas P.O. Box 103) Date of death: September 9, 1955 An instrument dated December 1954, was on the 20th day of Sepetmber, 1955, admitted to probate as the last will of the above named decedent, and the undersigned has been appointed execu- ,rix thereunder. A contest of the >robate of the will can be effected only by filing a petition within .he time provided by law. All persons having claims against the estate must exhibit hem, duly verified, to the undersigned within six months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or they shall be forever jarred and precluded from any benefit in the estate. This notice first published 24th day of September, 1955. HARPIE MABLE THOMPSON. Executrix P. 0. Box 103 Leachville, Arkansas. Oscar Fendler, Atty. 9/24-10/1 Coruthersville Plans Cub Pack CARUTHERSVILLE — Any boys become Cub Scouts are asked to be accompanied by their parents at the first Autumn meeting of Cub Scout Pack 191 at 7 p.m. Monday In the basement of the First Presbyterian Church here. All members of the scouting groups and their parents are urged to attend the meeting. To become a Cub Scout a boy must be between 8 and 11 years of age. No Milk Run SPARTANBURG, N. C. ffl — A city ordinance here forbids bringing a cow onto city streets for sale if the cow has not been milked. IN THE COUNTY COURT FOR THE CHICKA5AWBA DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS IN THE MATTER OF ANNEXATION OF TERRITORY . TO THE CITY OF BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS NOTICE Notice is hereby given that there has been filed in the County Court for the Chickasawba District of Mississippi County, Arkansas the Petition of Edco, Inc., D. Fred Taylor, Alberta S. Taylor, William C. Stemac and Anna Stemac to annex to the City of Blytheville, Arkansas the following described realty; That part of the Northwest Quarter (N\V l ,i> of Section Fourteen (14), Township Fifteen (15) North, Range Eleven (11) East, Mississippi County, Arkansas, described as follows: Beginning at a point where the East line of the J. F. Smith Addition to Blytheville intersects the North right-of-way line of the J. L. C. & E. Railroad, thence North approximately 1492 Feet to the South line of Ash Street, same being the Northwest corner of the William Stemac lot, thence East 1349 East to an iron stake, thence S,6uth 461 Feet to an iron stake, thence East 505 Feet to an iron stake, thence South approximately 1036 Feet to the North right-of-way line of the J. L. C. & 'E. Railroad, thence West along the North right-of-way line of the J. L. C. & E. Railroad approximately 1960 Feet to the point of beginning. Said Petition will be heard on the 26th day of October, 1955 in the County Courthouse in Blytheville, Arkansas. This Jh.e 23rd day of September, 1955. ELIZABETH BLYTHE PARKER, County Clerk. 9/24-10/1-8 Church News Briefs SUNDAY MORNING at the 11 a.m. at Lake Street Methodist Church, the Rev. A. N. Storey, secretary of Town and Country Com- miaslon of the North Arkansas Conference of Methodist Churches, will fill the pulpit. Negro Deaths lola Bailey Services for lola Bailey, 73, of Joiner will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Baptist Church at Joiner by Rev. C. W. Simpson. Burial will be in the Evadale Cemetery with Caston Funeral Home in charge. She died Sunday at her home in Joiner. Surviving •are two daughters, Anna Davis of Joiner and Maggie Smart of Portland, Ore.; four sisters and one brother. Staten Bradford Services for Staten Bradford, 53, will be conducted at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Evadale, Ark.,'with burial there. Caston Funeral Home is in charge. He died Thursday while visiting at the home of his daughter, Rosie Neal, in Roseland. Other survivors are lils wife Lela Bradford; and three brothers, Walter and John Bradford of Memphis and Otis Bradford of Chicago. Honest Man Returns Cash CHICAGO UK — A man walked into a bakery shop to get a dozen rolls and walked out with a roll of bills. Mrs. Frieda Schacter, 70, said she put the sack of rolls on the counter and her attention was distracted as the man dropped change to pay for them. After he had gone she discovered that the man had left the rolls and had taken an identical sack contining $800 in cash. Before police squads arrived, the man returned to the shop, left the bag with the money on the counter, took his roils and departed. No on learned his name. . "What an honest man," Mrs Scha'cter sighed. RETIRING? - After 20 years of movie stardom, Spencer Tracy is reported thinking about retirement. Shown above on the set of "The Mountain," being filmed in C h a m o n i x, France, Tracy says he may make just one more film, "The Old Man of the Sea." CLOSED ALL DAY Monday Sept. 26 Due to a Religious Holiday Th« Following Store* WILL BE OPEN As Usual-Tuesday, Sept. 27 Graber's Dept. Store Zellner's Slipper Shop Hess Wearing Apparel Evensky's New Store Feinberg's Fashion Shop Jiedel's The New York Store Circumstantial Evidence OWKNSBORO, Ky. M - Police Lt. Owen Bradley had proof that the absent owner of a parked car had slugged the meter. He waited for the owner to return, then gave him a citation. The proof? The meter's coin box didn't have a cent — nothing but lour slugs. Formosa Is 245 miles long and 81 miles across at its widest pllnt. KEEP THIS AD! Ov«r 1S,«« Arthritic UK Rkeii- untie luffmn have ukeu tkli medicine since It came on the market. Free Information by clvlnc your name and addrell to BRVZ1L MEDICINE CO., P. O. Boi 5B, Hot Springe, Arkansas. FRI. SEPT. 23 thru SAT. OCT. I f 4RAND <nej GLORIOUS DAYS 9 ECLIPSING EVERY FAIR IN THE PAST! ; Mttt Your Friendi At The Mid-South Fair And En. joy An Unforgettable Holiday Of Entertainment And Education! SEE! THRILL TO MANY GREAT EVENTS! WORLD'S CHAMPIONSHIP RODEO TOPS IN THRILLS GIANT SPORTS SHOW OUTSTANDING LIVESTOCK SHOW NATURE'S NURSERYLAND MIGHTY ARMED FORCES SHOW FREE FORD EVERY DAY DO IT YOURSELF EXPOSITION 4-H — FHA — FFA PROJECTS FREE SHOWS IN EVERY BUILDj'NS MIUUON DOLLAR CARNIVAL MIDWAY '4,900 IN CASH PRIZES National Cotton Picking Contest Sept. 29 - 30 Held in Blytheville - Mississippi County -World's Large Rain Grown Cotton Producing County FOUR DIVISIONS Womens' Open Children's Oxer 65 Attractions Beauty Revue-Sept. 29th $1100 in Prizes Style Show - featuring clothing from cotton bags. Cotton Parade Cotton Ball - NiteofSOth Don Reed and his orchestra Street Dance - Mite of 29th Address All Inquiries To NATIONAL COTTON PICKING CONTEST Blytheville, Arkansas Sponsored By the Blylheville Junior Chamber of Commerce HOW COSTLY? i M * to MM m** «• jm «*. ft* Mm, MNVTWfeift, CMMC 4M nKV£4n IppMMCW M fc aKtM M *• KM am* tm kWMMt •*• NOBLE GILL AGENCY GLENCOE BLDO.

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