The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 6, 1954 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, November 6, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS_ SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1054 Police Check Clues In Sex Murder of 15-Year-OldGirl NORWOOD, Mass. (AP) — A hastily scribbled note, a cigarette butt, a plaster set of footprints and a dismantled auto fender may lead police to the savage sex murderer of pretty 15-year-old Geraldine Annese. The bruised body, unclad except for her socks, of the vivacious high school sophomore was found yesterday on the dirt floor of a two oar garage in the back of her borne. Her clothing had been strewn *bout the garage and the contents of her handbag dumped over her body. Dist. Ally. Myron Lane labeled her death "murder by a sex Jicnd." Six attempted attacks on girls have been reported lo police in Norwood in the last two months. As detectives sought a 25-year- old rejected suitor who lived near the Annese home, police chemists studied clues which they believe may have ofrmcd the pattern of murder. Nol* Found A small scrap of paper containing a penned note was termed by Coste//o Is In Trouble With Courts NEW YOBK.WI — Bx-gnmblcr Frank Costello again has refused to answer questions about his background prior to 1925, despite beine ordered to do so by a federal judge. At a hearing yesterday, preliminary to trial of a suit to cancel his citizenship, Costello cited the Fifth Amendment and contended his answers might tend to incriminate him in a criminal action. Later, Asst. U.S. Ally, Alfred P. O'Hara said the government Is considering what further action to take against the 62-yeur-oId Costello, who came to this country from Italy at the age of 4 and was naturalized in 1925. On Monday, Judge John W. Clancy ordered Costello to answer, »aylng he would be protected by the statute of limitations against prosecution for any old violations of the law. Costello currently is free in $50,000 ball, appealing his conviction, five-year sentence and $30,000 fine for evading payment of $30,015 In Income' taxes from 1945 through 1847. New, Small Jet Plane Unveiled CHINA LAKE, Calif. W—America's smallest and lightest jet combat plane, the Douglas A4D Sky- hawk, was publicly demonstrated by the Navy for the first lime yesterday. The bantam bomber flew demonstrations at Inyokern Naval Air Station at 600 m.p.h. abont 1DO feel above ground. Douglas lesl pilot Robert O. Rnlm was nt the controls. After a second fust run, Rah aimed the tiny plane sharply u|i- waru anu did four slow rolls in n swift climb to 20,000 feel. Less than half the size of many present Jet fighlers. the Skyhawk has performance superior lo many of them. Police Chief Mark Folan a.s "ft definite cine." The cryptic message found near eraldlne's ripped clothing road in one part: "Let's take her. Yes. ' Police said the other part of the note, wvitlen on white, lined paper, and apparently an answer, replied I don't care." A cigarette butt found on the garage floor was also considered a possible clue. Folan said that plaster casts taken of footprints found in a muddy lawn leading from the garage lo an adjacent yard were "of major importance." "We think they may be Ihe prints of Gerry's murderer," the police chief said. While Chemists examined a fender taken from an automobile parked in the garage lor possible Ingcrprints, police continued to question three 18-year-old boys whom Geraldine had been with Ihe night of her slaying. On Double Date The nrown eyed brunette had been on a double dale Thursday night wilh two of the boys and a girl friend. A third boy Joined them during the evening in n round of amusement spots In nearby towns. Police said the companions drove her home about 0:45 p.m., letting her out of the car about 75 yards from the Anncsc home. To reach her house Geralcllne had to pass a vacant lot and the Iwo car garage in her yard. When Geraldine failed lo be home at 11:30, her falher, Joseph, a roofing manufaclurlng plant laborer, reported her missing. About 7:30 Friday morning, the shocked shriek of Joseph Freund, 20, who rented a stall In the garage, and the frantic cries of Qev- aldinc's older sister, jolted the awakening neighborhood. Both had seen the body almost simultaneously. Freund spied 11 as he went to enter his car. The staler, Mrs. iLean Onrincnu, 22, saw il as she looked out a window of Ihe All- nese's second floor apartment. Luxora Post Hears Blackard LUXORA — Rogers-Lynch Post 396 of American Legion met InsL night at the Luxora Legion Hut lor the regular monthly meeting. Commander W. F. Pcnnenter. Jr., called the 20 members and 3 lUiests to order. The Invocation was &1Ven by Chaplin Jack Flannngnn. followed by the preamble to the constitution, A special guest ol Ihe group was Fifth District Commander Marshall Blackard who addressed them briefly on programs and membership. Plans were discussed for having a joint meeting lumliiiiy with wifes. mothers and .sisters ol" all I members to be special guests. j During the social hour cake and : coffee was served by Auxiliary i President Mrs. Paul Hayes, assisi-J ed by Mrs. G. F. Chaffin and Mrs. j Charles Frazier. i MCCARTHY (Continued from Page 1) tempi, of n Senate election.^ Hiib- ixnnmUlei! which lnvt;stlHi\U;fl him in 1052: (2) vulgarly denounced one nirmbcr of that Rrouj). Son. Hi-ndrickson (R-NJ), and d) unjustly abused Brljr. Gen. Ralph W, Zwicker in que.stloJilng Zwlckcr about the tllspulrci cane of Miij. Irving Pcrcw, wluini McCarthy terms a "Fifth Amendment Communist," McCarthy gave fiirtht-r indication yeslenliiy Hint his often-asked qursllon. "Who proninlccl Pore-ss?" will hi: » nillyinn cry in the presentation ol 1 his Kidf of (lie case. Evasion t'liui'Kt'il He di-spalclu'd n new 'letter to Bccrclary ol Ihc Army Slovens— nn old mlvrrsiiry—(U'iimmllnn that yii'vcns lr-11 him wlio at HIP Vmitn- lion is "(he sUrnl uni.stcr who rewards Fit Hi Amendment Communists." Tin* letter said a report on hiindllnu of the 1'Vrp.s.s ease he had received Wednr.sday From Steven.s wns "a lot of gobblede^ood (sic) and evasion," McCarthy snid the report did not ypitlly (ell wh(\ \v»s vosponsiblc lor pi-oniotins and honorably di.schary- ing Peress. iv>w n civilian dt-nlist, niter (he otlii:er deelinecl under bis Pifih Aim>-*inenl prlvUrj*' 1 If sn V whelher he had tie.s with communism. WiitkiiLs, whose fairnes.s In the recent censure hearing McCarthy has chullenf^d, Im.-. aeccpted tlu- WiM'onsin .senalcir'.s invilalion to t;o before the Semite Investigations Mibcommitlee McCarthy beads and toll whether he knows who pro- moled Percss. McCarthy contends Ihp Walking commlUee. in s;iyini; that he wrnnsily blamed 7,wleker, must tht'vcfm'c hnve known who was responsible. Sen. McClelhm (15-Arlsi senior Denim-rnl on iho subcommittee. snid he and its other Democratic members will not try to interim"since it hmked likt 1 an all-Republican mailer with Watkins rai-siiik* no protest givnij; testimony. Dick Hoymes In Fight to Stay Here tty Fred S. Hoffman W ASH 1 NOTON , Iff)— Dick Haymes lawyers have opened what may >rovf: to be a lengthy court light o block deportation of the Argeri- Inc born crooner now married to Hitft Hay worth. Shortly after the Board of Im- miffratloj) Appeals yesterday upheld a deportation order against Hnyints, the 36-year-old singer's Wn.slm^ton lawyer, Welburn May•*ck Sr., obtained a temporary injunction barring its immediate exe- '.ution. A federal court hearing on the matter was -set for Nov. 15. David Marcus, Haymc.s' Los Angeles lawyer, .said the court action could .;ike months "or more than months." Haymfis troubles with the immigration service grew out of a trip ie madf; to Hawaii last year during is cointr-ihip of Miss Hay worth. Still farther back, the deportation order had its roots in Haymt's' World Wai II claim for eXaminatii« from ipilita-ry service as a neutral alien. This nove made him ineli- WAIT A MINUTE — Members of the "Irish Minute Men" weren't very receptive to Queen Mother Elizabeth when she landed in New York City tor a visit. About 50 pickets, who were Demand- Ing an end to frish partition, booed the Queen Mother, but their boos v/erc drowned by the cheers ol hundreds of others. Higher Gas Rates for State Seen if Company Sells Wells LITTLE HOCK </lt — Arkansas will have higher KIIS rates il Arkansas Louisiana OILS Co, Is allowed Lo sell its RUS producing wells and gasoline extraction plants, attorney Gordon E. Young of Pine Bluff said yesterday. Young who represents three of the company'.s large Industrial users, insult; the sUUniH-nl in injf tin; Arkansas Public Service Commls.Hlon to intervene In the proposed Kale of Arkansas Louisiana Gas Co. to the W. n. Stephens Co, of Little Young said his only objection to the- .salt; of the company to Stc-phL-as WHS Lo thuL pa,rL of the denl which would allow Iho Mississippi niver Fuel Co, to buy Ar- .kiuiK«K-I,«uisUum'.s wells mid extraction plants. The $3,(154.QQO tmuuul rate increase now sought by Hie com- pnny will be "iw\miU>" eomjmi'ed Japs Warns US of Reds NEW YORK </r>~-Pi-ime Minister ShlKCTU Yo.shtda of Japan .says the Untied Sttiles tihimW »»t- be dt'- ccived by i-he peaci; of- ri'Kiml Jiipim a.s Uie "ulliiniite prize of Ilielr Pacific comiui'sl.v" In a .speech to the Japan Hm'icty Friday nlyht, Yoshlda also siilcl a KtumblliiK block In his coiinlry's economic expiuisinn is "widespread nt tariff barriers and import, restrictions." Yoshidn wa.s imprisoned by Japanese authorities duriiiM World War II as n nuctfisl and. u liberal. The Prime Minister wa.s .sched- uk'rt !o Ic.rtVw (odny by plum 1 for Albany, N.Y.. lo be a liinclieon guest of Guv. Thomas E. Dmvry. tn the boost Hint will be sought If the wells and plant- 1 ) tire sold/ Voting said. • Ettinon Mfthony of El Dorado an attorney for the Stephens firm said Young's statements were only "speculation about what might happen." The PSC met .yesterday to heai ji petition nsking thnt It Intervene hi the federal Securities and Exchange Commission's hearing on the snle of Arkansas-Louisiana Gas. The iictltlon, was filed by LilUc Hock City Attorney O.D. Longstreth Jr. The SRC hearing Is scheduled for next Friday at Washington. The PSC said ft would rule on IjOMK'Hlreth's petition early next week. Obituary Myers Services Set for Memphis Funeral services for John Myers, father of Mrs, George Johns of Blytheville. will be conducted at Spencer Sterling Funeral Home in Memphis at 2 p. m. tomorrow with burial In CovlngUm. Term. Mr. Myers, who was 78, died at the home of Mrs. Johns at 3t'.Q East Missouri St., yesterday following a year's illness. He was employed by the Union Compress Company in Tennessee and Mississippi for 35 years and made his home with his daughter here following his retirement. In addition to Mrs. Johns, he is survived by a v son, Leonard Myers of Germantown, Temi. gible for American citizenship. Under U. S. immigration laws, a person may not enter the country. After Haymes' return from Hawaii, the Immigration Service took the position the singer fitted into this category and issued a deportation order. LITTLf Ul— Amertcons squander 12 billion dollars a year on games of chance —not including weddings, new businesses and fishing trips. SLAYING Continued from Page i them for supper. She was off duty at 5:30 p.m. In her purse was a letter addressed to a friend. She ended '.he letter by writing "it is now 5:25 p.m. ami I have to go." Her body was found at 8:45 p.m. A student at the Mercy Central School of Nursing in Grand Rapids, Mich., she had started a three- Chrysler Drops $12 Million DETROIT, W—Chrysler Corp. officials hHve (iisdosed the company lost 512,001.211 in the third quarter of tins year. Tlic heavy loss was reported Friday in the auto firm's report to stockholders on operations the first nine months of 1954. Despite the loss, directors de- clareg) u 75 cent dividend on common a»K't payable Dee. 11, 1954 la stocfcholclers of record Nov. 16, 1854. The oiimpany said the report reflected (in -ism-eased output and increased expenses in the third quarter the "ettect of a changeover to new models that is perhaps the most complete and diversified in the hiswry •' the automobile business." months tsar of'duty at the State Hospital, 1M« Oct. 4. Sister 11*17 Xiwtev, superintendent of tin Orand Rapids school, described the girl as a "faithful mil-pe, of engaKin? personality, well liked by her fellow students and hospital patients nntl an excellent person In every way." Negro Deaths Richmond Beal Services for Richmond Brnl. 83, who died at his home at Dell Wednesday, will be conducted Sunday at I'.' 'noon ul First Baptist Church nl. Dell by the Rev. G. W. Pnniell nurinl will be In Ml. Zlnn Cem- i-lt-ry with Ciislon Funeral Home In charju 1 . 'Ir Is survived by his wile. Stella Beitl. four daughters and two sons, all of Dell. Anna Woods Services lor Anna Woods. 46. who (lied Tuesday at Walls Hospi- lal. will be conducted Sunday at 11 n. in, at Zlon Chapel Church at Luxorn by Rev. I. II. Harvey. Burial will be in Luxorn Cemetery, Caslon Funeral Home in charge. Survivm-p include, her husbiiud, Jessie Wood, and a son, Curtis Walker, both of Luxovu: two brothers. Fred and Neil Franklin of Walnut Corner, Ark. Mack James Love Services for Mack .lamrs Love, H8, — M11.TON — N 0 T I C K Nolice is hereby Mlven that !i heiiriiiK set for November SI. Iffi-l, on the "Petition" a^ainsl Hie issuance of a Building Permit lor the eonslruetion ol a .service sta-! lion on Lol li and the West .Id feel j of Lot 7. Hlnek 1. Jones Addition 1 »>><> (lied at his home in Luxorn to the City of fllytheville Arknn-' Thursday, will be rondiicted tomor- sns- bus b'een rcsel for iicarmi; at J nm- al 2 p.m. at New Salem Bnp- a Special Meetini; ol Ibe Cily Colin-i tlsl Church by Rev. J. W. SpriRllts. ell on November L'3. 1954, at 8:001 Hi.irinl will be in the church ccm- p. nl. i elery al Luxora, Horn Funeral CITY OF HLYTHEVI1,M5J Home in charm'. Dated: W. 1. Malin, | He is survived by a son. Robert 11-4-54 Cit)' Clerk i Love, of Luxora. VILLAGE—The atmosphere of this model town * Wmixmc, England, seems lo delight Kay McGnurcn Her *—" — at te moment is ftxcd on an impressm.- replica at FARM LANDS and FARM LOANS \Vi> offer you the following list of farm lands in Stoil- ilard Coiiiily. Missouri al these amazing low prices. These IMT all good cotton, corn, and livestock farms— nothing cheap except the price. Yon will \n- convinced when you sec (hcse hiRli class places. It will pay you to call and see us before you buy elsewhere. ADVANCE No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 No. 4 No. 5 No. 6 560. A 160 A 160 13S 400 160 A A A A No. 7 400 A $70.00 per acre 140.00 per acre 150.00 per acre 100.00 per acre 110.00 per acre Castor River land $95.00 per acre Near Gray Ridge $125.00 per acre W. M. 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