The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 11, 1950 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, July 11, 1950
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TUESDAY, JULY II, 1950 BLYTOEVn-I-K (ARK.) COUKIER NEWS PAGE NTWB M/ssco Po//ced by Two of Arkansas' 11 Men To Hold Diplomas from National FBI Academy By CLAUDE B. SPARKS (Courier News Staff Writer) "TI,P rviduatine Class cordially invites you to the Graduation Exercises of the FBI Acalcmy,FrM«J morning, June ThirCielh, Nineteen Hundred Fifty at Ten-Th,r y i the Departmental Auditorium, Constitution Avenue between 12th and 14th Northwest, Washington, D. C." Tills, under the great seal of tho Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, is tlie invitation of the nation's most exclusive police school. The 1949 Directory of Graduates lists only 11 graduates from the state of Arkansas and of these 11, two now are engaged in police work in Blytheville and Mississippi County. They are Sheriff William Berryman and State Trooper Clyde II. Barker. The National Academy was established in July, 1935, and enrollment is by invitation only. Sixteen Arkansans have graduated from this school, but five no longer are engaged in police SHERIFF BF.linVMAN, who isH Icompleting his fourth year as! Isheriff and tenth yenr as a law en- Iforcement officer in Mississippi I County, moved to Blytheville in 1930 from Trumnnn. There he was connected with the Singer Sewing Machine Company. "At Trumann." Sheriff Berryman says. "I was mostly a jack of all trades, I guess you'd say. "Principally, I was department superintendent in ciwrge of walnut veneering and quarter oak operation^ These were used In making ni^Hne cabinets." Itie sheriff joined the Singer company in 1019 following his discharge from the Quartermasters I Corps In World War I.- Cafe on Main SI. On reaching Blytheville. Sheriff I Berryman went into tlie cafe busl- [ness and operated a small cafe on I Main Street. , "I was forced out of business when tlie building was sold." he relates, "and become interested in I police work at that time." 1 He Joined the Blytheville Police Force and served as patrolman for nine months at which time he was made chief of police—a post lie held work. Its 44tli session was ended June 30 with the 58 officers of this class bringing the total to-more than 2,000 law enforcement officers who have attended the school. yal instruction affords these men class-room work in crime detection, traffic control and other police problems, firearms training, crime scene searches, investigation of hit-and-run cases, and training in photography. This is in addition to practical problems which are set up to afford the officers training in simulated criminal investigations. TROOPKR BARKER, who h jeen engaged in police work sin 193G when he began as a depu' sheriff In Mississippi County, h been with the Arkansas State P lice for eight years and was grai dated from the FBI academy 1945. In 1047, he attended a retrai ing session In Washington. During his U years a a law e forcemcnt officer, Trooper Barker has worked all over Arkansas and handled every type oi police case, including traffic violation, murders, and bank robberies. "Most people stopped by the highway patrol are pretty agreeable and ubout 90 |)er cent believe KII.UiD — Second Lt. Edward M. Grays. 20, husband of Mrs. Johnnie Grays. Route 5, Hot Springs. Ark., was reported as dead In the Korean campaign on the first casualty .list released. (AP Photo) —Courier News 1'lioto FBI ,u;,M)KMY OKADUATES—'Hie two Missco men above may be checking notes on a stolen car or comparing ideas on a recent burglary- they didn't tell the photographer—bul whatever it is, the odds say they arc doing a good Job since both are graduates of the nation's most exclusive police school, the FBI National Academy. State Trooper ClytJc H. Barker (left) is shown comparing notes with Sheriff William Berryman. talltlei, bank rffljberles and handle all types of criminal problems. In simulated crimes, they track down the miscreant by use of all clues mid means provided In their train- Ing until tho "criminal" is brought into a moot court where the case Is tried. In these crime problems, lifelike props are used and tlie problems encountered are IdeiUlca to those found in actual law enforcement work. Trooper Barker has Decn In Bly- thevllle since January 27 after being transferred hero from Newport. Hut Mississippi County Is not new territory lo him. Ho first moved here in 1029 from Ills birthplace near Bradford, Tenn., to accept a Job with Lee Wilson and Co. In is:ifi, lie Joined the sheriff office at Osccola under Clnienc Wilson, who was then sheriff. Thre years later, IIP joined the Arkansa State Police am! WHS sent to Pay ctteville. Kince lliat time, lie ha worked all over Arkansas. Joiicshurt) I'ltUce Chief From 1047 until (he early pa of 1949, lie was ciiicf of police : Jonesrjoro. Prior to that he was sergeant with tlie state police. 1 resigned that position lo run to sheriff of Crjiigiu-ad county In 194 Maintaining an active interest the military, Trooper Barker w commissioned a first lieutenant the U. S. Military Intelligence March 1910 after attending Inl licence school at Ft. Sam Houston, Tex. He belongs to Jnnesboro Smiad- of th« Civil Air Patrol and 775 hours flying time. He so belong! to the Klwanls, Dk id Masonic (roups, He U t mem- ot Joutsbora commandry N». . court last Jime. Elowah Sale Case Three Chicago men looted Wil- moutb's store of $2,285 June 25. of last year and finally tell Into a po- =ss;^s^s"^;\^s,s^S''£ifSi kSSsrSsSpB s-rsMJya the chef Each mah worked two two of them now are the focal point Uceks on days anT four weeks at of a legal dispute that recently nUht in regular sequence." I pointed to an intcrnaWonal problem. 11 men on the the There are now I Blytheville force, Including 1 chief. Graduate of 1944 . In July of 1944, Sheriff Berryman was graduated from the FBI Na- I Monal Academy and in so doing be] camo the fifth graduate from Ar- I kansax. "When I went through the school, ih^heriff relates, "only two classes R-ewiheld each year and there were I 39 In rnjf graduating jClass. Next year,M ! understand the department plans to double the number of | classes." AH academy entrants are care- I fully screened and checked by the 1 FBI before Invitation is issued. Organized Criminals ^Askefl about the worst types ol criminal offenders, Sheriff Berryman said he considers organized crime lo be the most bothersome to law officers. "These men," he says, "have all types of connections and will do »nything lor a price. They un- After appealing their case to the U.S. Supreme Court, the two Chl- in law enforcement," Barker says. "So few are really trouble makers. "So-called juvenile delinquency is one of our biggest problems and working witli these boys is one of my favorite projecU." He added he believed there Is no such Ihing as juvenile delinquency but the whole ivoblein lies in "parcnlal delinquency." To combat the trend of juvenile delinquency, Trooper Barker believes that young people should be encouraged to useful occupations rather than turned free to their OUTI whims. During his two-years service as chief of police In Jonesboro, Ark. Barker set up a Junior Police group and enlisted 95 lads In the military-like organization. As Junior Police, these lads worked Ir'af- ilce during school hours and were . doubtedly are our biggest problem. Transients -also give us a good deal of trouble." Incidentally, tlie sheriff says his best case involved men of this type when his forces trapped Etowah safe crackers in an Osccola tourist cagoans posted $30,000 bail and fled across the Canadian border. There they were picked .up on fugitive warrants and returned lo Arkansas only after negotiation by Attorney General Ike Murry with Washington and Canadian officials during the past two weeks. This was the first 'known ease where extradition was sought by Arkansas officials for prisoners outside the U.S.r s ; "Like Old Man River" "Police work Is something you Just don't quit," the sheriff said recently, "once you've had your finger in it. you keep on going. There's always that something that keeps you from wanting to quit." Sheriff Berryman is a member ol the state and national Sheriff's Associations, the National Police Association, the Arkansas Peace Officers Association and an FBI National Academy Associate of Arkansas. He Is a former member of tile State Police Commission. He used in parades and traffic on al special occasions. These youths were provided with uniforms and given military formation drills. The National Academy Trooper Barker am! Sheriff Ber- rymivn are agreed that the National Academy Is one of tlie finest Institutions to be established in Ihc L. S. and stress its value to the effecting of proper and specialized aw enforcement. Training at the academy puts particular stress on the following activities. Trooper Barker and Sheriff Herryman say: 1) Physical training—the art ol judo and trick fighting as self protection. 2 IPolice administration—'/'dining to build a better police organ- iz»l!on and to conduct anti-criminal operations In an efficient and businesslike manner. Chemistry and Crime 3) Chemistry-metallurgy, handwriting analysis, detection of forged documents and specialized criminal investigation. (Both emphasize the value of handwriting analysis in the detection of forged checks and documents.) 4) Fingerprinting. All academy classes also arc given special training In the use of firearms at the Marine nnd PDI base in Quantico, Va. They Investigate hit-iind-run fa- Unchanging quality and mellow flavor have made Yellowstone a favorite »ince 1872. WATERMELONS! Ice Cold 4c Lb. Warm 3c Lb. Cantaloupes 20c Blytheville Curb Market 130 East Main Any ordinary house treated for termites - 00 YOU OWN A HOME? HERE IS A SUMMER SPECIAL: *50 We don't have to practice or experiment on ydur jol)—we have had 12 yeiirs of experience All our work is done according lo regdlallnns. our work is licensed by the Arkansas State Plant Board. FREE INSPECTION & ESTIMATE—IF NEEDED SUPERIOR TERMITE CO. 535 N. (ill). Phont 2350 H. C. Hlankenship.. .L. J. 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