The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 4, 1955 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, November 4, 1955
Page 14
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PAGE FOURTEEN BLYTHEVILLR (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, NOVRMBER 4, 1WW Seward Mansion Is Restored To Splendor of Lincoln Days By OWEN CRUMB AP Newsfealures ATJB .N r Y — A piece of history goes on display here when the home of William Henrv Seward restored to the somber splendor of the days of Lincoln, is opened to the public Steppin" through the doorway, a visitor leaves the present outside and fee is like a part of the days when Scward served as governor of .New York, U. S. Senator and secretary ol stale in the cabinets of Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. Three rooms have been converted (o house mementos. In tme is a piece of bedshccl, slashed by .1 knife, tak- j en from the bed in which Sewanlj was lying when he was attacked by' an assassin in the same plot which brought about the death of Lincoln. The table in the glittering din-1 ing room is set with China given the ! Seward family by Prince Napoleon Joseph Charles Paul Bonaparte, the nephew of Emperor Napoleon— whose portrait hangs in the diplomatic gallery on the second floor. The place of honor in the gallery is given to Emanuel Leutze's oil painting of the Signing of the Alaska Treaty. Four Women, Two Men Sought In Kidnap of New York Boy EAST MEADOW. N. Y. OP—Paul- women and two men were sought by police yesterciuy a. 1 -- suspected kidnapers of Stephen Damman. 34 months old, who ha? been missing three days. A woman reported sne saw the boy taken Monday ai'ternoon from in"frcint o!" a .supermarket where he was minding his 7-month-old sister, Pamela, who was in a carriage. The woman gave police descriptions of the four women and two! men, all Negroes. Pamela was found unharmed in her carriage in the rear of the store. The children's mother, Marilyn, L'2, discovered the loss when she came out of the store. The father. Air Force S»l. Jerry Damman. 26, who is stationed at nearby Mitchel Air Force Base, broke down when informed of the kidnap report. The mother, exhausted and near hysteria, was under medical care. BIG WHEELS—Alert and rcjidy to travel are these police dogs, training for the police show parade in Berlin, Germany. Axel, left, and Senta wiH "drive" the radar-controlled motorcycle IP. the annual display of the training and efficiency of Berlin's Jaw enforcement forces. NOW! SiunninB modern chest finished in blond o.ik. S.ime tk-MKn a\.iil.ible ID walnut. ReaNalucat Will Lay Away Your Chest tit fi om our big selection of styles and finishes! This is a Christmas thrill your loved one will cherish ail her life. Come in now while stocks are complete! ONE GARMENT SAVED FROM MOTHS PAYS FOR A LANE1 l,,. m His icll-ruini uir S!'.' J 59" WADE FURNITURE CO. "Trade With Wade and Save" 112 W. Main Phone 3-3122 The $7,200,000 purchase nri?i>ti:ui'ci. by Seward and dubbed "St-uarii's, Ice-box" ,by his enemies also u- re-, called by numerous mementos ol. Alaska. | But one of the most striking evidences of his high-spot in St-'wurii'.s; career is a huge copper samovar,, presented by Baron Edward Stotrkl.! Russian minister to the United i States, with whom Seward ncKtuiat-! ed the purchase. The samovar stir- i veys the dining room irotn its resting place atop <i traditional buffet. A practical note on Se ward's political career is evident in .a two- • volume biography of Thurlow Weed.' tucked among shelf loads of biographies. In the dining room hany-S an oversize portrait of Weed. Editor of the Albany Evening Journal. Whin and Republican .strategist and a principal guiding hand behind Seward. The house was built in LXlti-17 by Judge Elijah .Miller, Seward r s fether- ! in-law. A fireplace in the parlor ! where the great men of Seward's 1 time were entertained was carved by Brlgham Young, then a Ni-year-old carpenter who was to become a guiding force in the Mormon Church. Sections of the hout>e \\ere added by the family until it came to ito present 40-room size. Twelve rooms will be on public display. The house was restored by the Foundation Historical Society, formed under the Emerson Foundation' headed by William Emerson of Auburn. : William H.-Seward III gave the; house to the foundation on his death ' in 1951. Tiie foundation declines to' say what it cost, to restore the build- : ing to its civil-war grandeur. But the restoration has been minute. In the library where Seward worked (and where his family was tucked away where Important visitors were being entertained), a bust of Lincoln sits opposite the couch where the secretary died in 1872. Were it not for a quirk of politics, the house might have been . the home of a president. Seward was the leading Republican candi- i date for president in 1860. But his j former political associate, Horace [ Greeley, threw his weight against' him and Lincoln won the nomination. Molotov, 65, Proves He's Hale, Hearty GENEVA tfi--Ai Go. Soviet For- pifjti Minister V. M. Molotov seems to be taking this Big Four conference, with ii> m"iielliii£ hours of ucb;tte. in steady .stride. j A rumor .-,pre;u! Wednesday tliatj Mulotov w:i.s ill with stomach; cramps. He an.swered it himself by j taking ii vigorous stand in tour i hours of debate on [he .German! problem. Thru he entertained Brit-j isti Foreiun Secretary Harold M:ic-i Jiiillan at dmnri". Yesterday he entered the sixth' sosMim a? bouncy as ever joining' with the British and French minis- \ tors as miOftt.s 01 U. S. Secretary of, State Dulles at dinner. The Russian delegation said the report of i Moloiov'.-. illness was untrue. Murder Charge Filed Against Wealthy Texas Woman Who Shot Her Husband KINCiSVILLE, Tex. l-Pl — Murder charges were filed today against n weidthy Texas woman who said she killed iier husband of a month on lonely Padre Island and buried him in a g'rave he intended for her and her child. Mrs. Sunny Canales Worden. 42, .•l:iinied Don Worden forced her at itir.point lo dig a grave on the is- cnttlemau Presides Caualcs, it, of Fremont, Tex., said she went through n wedding ceremony with Worden at Bend, Ore., a month ago. She snid she has since talked to a lawyer and is now clnvinced it wns a "mock" wedding and not binding. Mrs. Worden, an attractive brunette, said the 43-year-old Worden : ,:ul Oct. ±! and directed her to kill I took hcr lvn( ( |, er daughter, Marie ;-.••:• daughter and herself, j Teresa, to Padre Island on the pre- s.-.e .~aid he intended then to burn | lcx . o f a fishing trip. Padre Island iu-ir bodies with i-erosene and bury j | S a \ mgi pencil-shaped island -.vliat tlidn'i. burn. | stretching along the Texas coats. When tlie child screamed and ran A p j s[0 i studded with 18 dia- Worden took advantage of her m onds and bearing a plaque read' husband's attempt to catch yoimasier. shot him in the head. j 11( , ••Sunny Canales from PreX' j c i e s" was recovered from the spol ::ie;i buried him in the grave, she] where Mrs. Worden said she hid it ....ui in a statement to .officers. ! Tne woman said the weapon was A diamond-studded pistol was in j wort h more than SI. 000 because o hands. ti, e jewels. Another plaque on the "Muek" Wedding Mrs. Worden. divorced only last A-.ta. 3 from millionaire oilman and pistol read: "Deputy Sheriff Jim Wells County." The murder charges filed in Jus... Mr. George Burchfield NEW MECHANIC AT DON EDWARDS CO. Due (o serious illness, Mr. Fletcher Wilson is no longer affiliated with trre Don Edwards Co. We have now secured the services of Mr. George Burchfield who is highly skilled and trained to take care of all your office machine repairs and servicing. ^ SALES-SERVICE-RENTALS Office Machines and a Complete Line of Office Supplies DON EDWARDS CO. 20 Years Continuous Service in the B/ythevi/ie Area 112 W. \V,alnut Mrs. Don Edwards, Owner Phone 3-33S2 Be Sure to See Your Ford Dealer before you decide Only in Ford.. .Y-8 power Only in Ford.. .Tbunderbird styling All 18 of the new '56 Ford models are styled like the Thunderbird. And like the Thunderbird, Ford has hooded headlights, jet-like taillights. a classic lattice-type front grille, and low-to-the-road stance. To match this modern exterior, Ford has created an interior decor that's right up to the last minute. You'll find glamorous upholstery fabrics (combinations including nylons, woven plastics, and vinyls) which are the textile industry's newest and proudest creations. You mil,*-/ see them. Only in Ford... Lifeguard Design "You arc cordially invited to-see.the IS5(i Ford— the car with the largest number of the most desired features." Ford for '56 makes the first major contribution to driver and passenger safety in accidents: Lifeguard Design. Ford's new Lifeguard deep-center steering wheel acts as a cushion on impact—new double-grip door latches give added protection against doors springing open. You cart :iave optional seat belts and padding for the control panel and sun visors. Put your family iii Ford. You'll be thankful you did. 'n Fordomalic Fairhne and Stalin* Wagon Models '56 the Hue car at half the fine-car price w ' w FORD PHILLIPS MOTOR COMPANY Broadway & Chiekasawba Phone 3-4453 —If You're Interested in an A-1 Used Car— Be Sure to Sec Your Ford Dealer— lice of Pence T. A. Simons' court named her as "Violet P' Canales, alias Violet Faye Worden." Sheriff Jim Scarborough, who tiled the clmrge, said it was .so wonit't! because Mrs. Worden iiiicsiionwi the legality of her inarrhmc to Worden. Tuhl In Kill Oliilil Mrs. Worden, of medium build and ntllrcd in a dark brown dress suit, refused to talk to reporters. Sheriff Scarborough said she claimed that utter she dni; !!«• grave Worden handed her a pisml and directed her to kill Marin Teresa. When the child fled and Worden turned to try to catch her. Mrs. Worden said she shot him ihrouijh the head and shot again us he fell to his knees. Mrs. Worden claimed her new husband had bought Insurance eo*. criiu! her and Uie child and naming himself as beneficiary. Scarborough ' said. She said she mid Canutes met Wnrdi'ii when Uiu latter sold them a $10,000 San Antonio home. The woman was returned to Uw KiiiRsvillc Jail early yesterday after surrendering at San Antonio. \High Priced Lobsten ! SAI.UM. Ma.-s. WW — Dlst. Coll* 1 Judge Ooorije 13. Soars lias put a price tan of 55 each on lobsters i the le«al sine for trapping. s nearly live times the usual iif lobsters hereabouts. lined Thomas J. Lotito. 35, of ly $766 Wednesday for pot. lit J35 short lobsters. He ap- •ci. 11 Uev Simmons guarantees this luxury mattress for 10 years. That brings the price down to a thrifty 2c a night! Choose either Standard or Extra-Firm model. WADE FURNITURE CO. PICKARD'S GROCERY & MARKET Nationally Advertised & Fancy Groceries The finest in Beef, Veal, Lamb and Pork Genuine Hickory Smoked Hams Nationally Advertised & Fancy Groceries 2-2043 Call In We Deliver Come In 1Q44 Chick WE RENT • HOSPITAL BEDS . . . BABY BEDS • ROLLAWAY BEDS • USED REFRIGERATORS • USED WASHERS WADE FURNITURE CO. 112 W. Main Phont 3-3122 FARMERS! Clean Your Own Beans and SAVE With tha Clipper Bean and Grain Cleaner • Lightweight • Compact • Completely Portable SEE IT TODAY! BYRUM IMPLEMENT CO. USE. Main Phone 3-4404

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