The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 18, 1955 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, October 18, 1955
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18,1955 BLTTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIVS Cabinet, Royal Family Air Romance of Maggie, Pete By HAL COOPER LONDON (AP) — The British Cabinet and the royal family gathered for separate talks today on how to deal with the rising uproar over the goldfish-bowl romance of Princess Margaret and Peter Townsend. . Prime Minister Eden called an*—————- — ~ afternoon meeting of the Cabinet at his official residence, No. 10 Downing St., and tonight was due tor an audience with Queen Elizabeth n at Buckingham Palace. The Queen, arriving home from her summer vacation in Scotland, was expected to have a family con- Condemned Kidnap-Rapist Wins Hearing for New Trial ferei.ce later with her husband the Duke of Edinburgh, Queen Mother Elizabeth and Princess Margaret. What would come of all this no outsider could foretell. There was some hope, but little expectation, that it would result in an immediate public statement of some kind to clear the air. The Liberal middle-of-the-road News-Chronicle puts its finger squarely on the reason for the public confusion. Commenting that members of Parliament "are frankly puzzled by the way the affair has been handled," It added: "If a marriage is on, they ask, why not announce it quickly? If 'there is to be no marriage, why allow the couple to continue to meet, without a clear denial of the rumors?" Meanwhile, the 25-year-old princess. caught in the middle of a big love vs. duty debate, appeared to be suffering from a slight case of nerves. There were spreading whispers that, under increasing pressure, she might decide after all to give up her Royal ,Air Force hero of the Battle o( Britain, who will be 41 next month. He is the divorced father of two children. Dinner Last Night Tht couple spent five hours together, last night at dinner .in the apartment of socially, prominent Mark Bonham Carter and his American-born wife. Newsmen waiting outside (ound Townsend much more serious and brusque than usual. The princess looked positively down in the mouth. They arrived separately at the Bonham Carters' around 1 p.m The princess left, alone and unsmiling.^! 10 minutes past midnight and was driven to Clarence House, her London home. Townsend came out a half hour later accompanied by Bonham Carter— himself an old beau of the princess— who drove the flier to the apartment of his London host, the Marquis of Abijrgavenny. Townsend has been staying there since his arrival last week on leave from Brussels, Belgium, where he Is British sir attache. "I am going home. I have answers for you." That was all he would say to newsmen. Some London newspapers, which have been convinced up to now that the couple's marriage was definitely in the works, showed signs of having second thoughts. The Daily Mail noted that the princess seemed "pale and tense." The Daily Mirror published four unsmiling photographs of her, under the headline: "Is she sau?" The Daily Sketch asked, "Why did the princess look so sad?" There have been rumors that the Archbishop of Canterbury, the most Rev. Geoffrey Francis Fisher, spiritual head of the Church of England, would denounce publicly any plan for Margaret to wed Townsend. However, a member of his staff told a reporter last night: "There is no likelihood of the archbishop ev" saying anything on this subject." The princess, along with other members of the royal family, will SAN FRANCISCO (fl—Condemned kidnaper-rapist Caryl Chessman, after a seven-year struggle to escape San Quentin's gas chamber, has won a hearing for a new trial. The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday ordered a rehearing of the death row author's petition for habeas corpus. Date for the hearing will be set later. "It's what I asked for all these years—what I've begged them for since I came on 'the Row' 7 years 3 KEEPING POSTED - Li'li Valli, Cuban dancer in Miami Beach night clubs, is a very cooperative girl. When the photographer asked her to posi- using a beach breakwater pos' to aid her toe-stand, she did And here's the result. months nnd 14 days ago," Chessman said last night. {He heard the news on the prison radio. The high court ruling was based on the state's failure to deny Chessman's charge that the transcript of his trial in Los Angeles was "fraudulently prepared." The court remanded the case to Federal District Court for a hearing. It was a 5-3 opinion with Justices Black. Frankfurter, Harlan. Minton and Douglas in the majority. Justices Clark. Burton and Reed dissented. Chief Justice Warren abstained. Chessman, now 34, has sweated out six reprieves from execution. In the meantime he has written the best-selling "Cell 2455: Death Row.' Pink Pennant- Told the News PALM SPRINGS, Calif, (tf) — Motorcycle policeman Nick Maff triumphantly flew a pink pennant from the radio antenna of his three wheeler yesterday. He also passed cigars to his merchant friends. For two weeks they had been stopping him to ask if his first child had arrived. When Mrs. Betty Maff presented him with a daughter, Nikki Lynn, on Sunday, officer Maff decided the pink pennant was the quickest way to spread the joyous news through the business district. WARNING OKDER IN THE CHANCERY COIJRT, CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS Joyce Holman (Col), Pltf. vs. ^ No. 13,132 William Holman (Col), Dft. The defendant, 'William Holman (CoD, is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plain- $395 Watch Still in Lay-Away After 11 Years of Payments MEMPHIS W-A truck driver dtrode into a jewelry store, picked out a $395 watch and put it into the layaway. 'It's for my wife," he said fondly. "I'll pay It out by Christmas." That was a bit better than 11 years ago. The watch is still in layaway today. And he's still working on it — a little here, a little there. Already this year he has paid S2.50. Total payments to date: $283.91. The normal layaway limit is about a year. But in this marathon, the case was a little different. It is an ornate watch, set with a ruby and diamond, i n a ~-tyle popular in the early '40s. But on that September day in 1944, it was the only watch the man would look at. It was for his wife. He wanted the best. But by Christmas 1944 his payments had totaled only $51. "Keep it for me." he told Mrs. Hilda M. Reiss, vice president of the store. "I'll pay it out by next Christmas." The watch aged, lost its market value. A 2 per cent state sales tax was imposed, later rose to 3 pel- cent. The federal tax dropped from 20 per cent to 10. The account was getting complicated. Every time Mrs. Reiss was would show up with a few dollars. "Keep it a little longer." he'd say. "I'll have the money by Christmas." The time passed when he could redeem his money. He still owes »162.44 and Mrs. Reiss thinks he may be getting a trifle discouraged. She hasn't heard from him since that $2.50 payment last January. Hut now she has a stubborn feeling about that watch. "We'll continue to hold It," she said. "If he ever does pay it out, It will be here waiting for him." Sombrero Got Him in Trouble, Defendant Says HOUSTON, Tex. W) — Edward Roberts, 31, said he bought a Mexican sombrero, but got a wife. At his bigamy trial yesterday, Roberts testified he saw the sombrero being worn by a "huge man" in a Ciudad Acuna, Mexico, bar He wanted that hat, Roberts con tinued, and gave the big man $1. He was handed, a "piece of paper" instead, Roberts said, and it turned out to be a marriage license, Mexican style, certifying he was married to Mrs. Russella Roberts, 17, on Sept. 6, 1954. Roberts denied marrying Russella but could not explain how his name and hers got on the same marriage license. He said he "had a snoot full" and could remember very little. . A jury continued consideration of the case today. Navy Claiming New Jet Record .LOS ANGELES M'l—A new world, speed record o( 695.163 m.p.h. for a 500-kilometer closed course is claimed by the Navy. , Lt. Gordon Gray. 32, La Jolla, Calif., set the mark in a Douglas A4D Skyhawk jet last Saturday at Edwards Air Force Base, it was announced yesterday. It was nearly 50 miles an hour (aster than the old record of 649.4fi m.p.h. held by Maj. John L. Armstrong in an Air Force F86H Sabre Jet since Sept. 3, 1954. Beer Guzzler Given Award AIREWAS, England W) — Tom Hill. 76, was presented with a silver tankard last night (or Irinking 11,000 gallons o( beer . Tom began his marathon guzzle in 1895. He boasts he hasn't missed a night at the Crown Inn since—and has knocked back precisely four pints per night year in and year out. It adds up to just under 88,000 pints. Steve Chadwick, the inn's present owner, awarded the tankard. Trip to Fair Is Expensive DBNISON, Tex. l/fi— The W»yn« R. McVeys say they might not attend the State Fair of Texas again. Back in 104«. they visited the (air and had to hitchhike home. Somebody stole their automobile. This week they visited the (air again and returned to Denison by train. Somebody stole their 1954 model automobile. McVey said visiting the (air was "getting mighty expensive." Youth, 19. Held in Slaying of Mother PASADENA, Calif. (fl>)—The wife of a wealthy advertising executive has been brutally beaten to death and police say her 19-year-old son admits killing her. The youth, John P. Hawley, stammered, "I did it^-I killed my .mother," after regaining consciousness last night in a San Bernardino hospital, Detective Leonard Alter said. Hawley threw himself under the wheels of a truck in a suicide try, police said, a few hours after the body of Mrs. Iris Hawley, 50, was found in her blood-spattered bedroom. Her husband William, a West Coast executive of'Foster & Klelser, tiff, Joyce Holman (Col). Dated this 17th day of October, 1955. SEAL GERALDINE LISTON. Clerk. By DONNA SIMMONS, D. C. Percy A. Wright, Atty. 10/18-25-11/1-8 dine tomorrow night at the arc 1 bishop's London residence Lambet Palace. The guest list also include; all bishops of the church. FOR SALE 620 Acres of Good Farm Land Located on U.S. 61 Highway near Hayti, Mo. PRICED TO SELL! 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