The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 10, 1954 · Page 14
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 10, 1954
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BLTTHETILLB (ARK.)' COURIER IfEWI WEDNESDAT, NOVEMBER, W, 19M Sheppard Refused Confession Offer By RALEIGH ALLSHROOK CLEVELAND (AP) — The mayor of Bay Village disclosed today he once urged Dr. Samuel II. Sheppard, his close friend, to confess he murdered his wife "if by any chance he did it Sheppard refused, lie snid. de-, olaring he "couldn't have done ;t."i Mayor J. Spencer Honk made this statement on the witness stand I before a jury trying the osteopath for the bludgeon murder of his wife, Marilyn. Sheppard claims a bushy-haired burglar tilled Marilyn. Two Visits Houk was recounting how the osteopath dropped in to his City Hall office on July 21. the day before an inquest into Marilyn's death started. Houk also told of another visit to his office by Sheppard and Ills osteopath brother, Dr. Stephen Sheppard, just 10 days alter Marilyn was found murdered In her bed July 4. This time, he said. Steve and &am discussed with him a psychiatrist's theory thai a crazy man — a schizophrenic — may havB killed Marilyn. A Theory This theory was that the demented person had put her "on a pedestal as a goddess" and had murdered her because she was pregnant. The psychiatrist's name was not given. Prosecutor John J. Mahon. who had been questioning Houk, then went ahead with interrogation on other matters. Houk was in the middlec^of'-tliis story about the psychiatrist yesterday afternoon when the trial recessed. A prosecution source said authorities look no stock of the theory. The psychiatrist's name was not mentioned. Dr. Sheppard is accused of killing his wife Marilyn 31, in the bedroom of their Bay Village home last July 4. He insists that a bushy-haired intruder committed the crime. Mayor Houk and his wife were the first persons summoned to Dr. Sheppard's home after the murder. A retail meat dealer, Houk recently was released from a hospital following treatment for a stomach ailment. The Illness developed from strain brought about by the mayor's official position In the case. Reviewed Action Houk went over, step by step, the early morning call from Dr. Sheppard and the hurried drive to the Sheppard home. He said Dr. Richard Sheppard bent over his brother and said: "Did you have anything to doj.vtth it?" The defendant replied "Hell, no," Houk said. Houk, who described him-self as a close friend of Dr. Sheppard, said the osteopath told him of hcar- inp his wife screaming, running upstairs, being "clobbered" and then coming 10 on the bench outside their home. Dr. Sheppard was "slumped" in a reclining chair when he en turi'd the house, Houk said. ."I tried to give him some whisky, hut he .shook his head and refused and .said 'I've got to think,' " Houk testified. The mayor .said Dr. Sheppard later got up out of the chair unassisted and went Into the kitchen, complaining of a severe pain over the back of his neck. Houk snid he saw only an injury over an eye, hut the osteopath said he thought his neck was broken. Under questioning by Mahon, Houk said Dr. Sheppard moved without difficulty during the walk (o the kitchen and back. Because of his friendship loi Dr. Sam. Houk temporarily stepped down from his office lasl summer and the murder warranl against the, defendant was Issued by Acting Mayor Gershoin M. M. Enrbcr. Commodity And Stock Markets- New York Cotton (12:31 ( Open High Low Close Dec . 3402 3404 3398 3402 Mch 3432 3437 3430 3434 May 3445 3454 3441 3451 July 3438 3453 3436 345U New Orleans Cotton Dec 3403 3408 3400 3404 Mch 3428 3430 3428 3434 May 3445 3453 3440 3450 July 3441 3453 3437 3440 Chicago Soybeans Nov ... 284!/2 285 1 /, 280 3 4 282 1 /, Jan ... 287 287'/ 2 282% 284',:, Mch ... 288>/, 289% 285>/, 286fe May ... 289 291 286% 288 Chicago Corn Dec ... 156 156'i, 156 156 3 ,, Mch ... IBO'/i !«0 : !i 160',i 160'A Chicago Wheat Dec ... 224% 226 224% 225% Mch . . 227','z 228 3 ,i 227% 228 AME Session Is Tomorrow • Pre-anmml conference of AMR church will \>c conducted at Bethel AME Church lit First nnd Coleridge nt 10 a.m. tomorrow. All pastors, missionary workers nnd superintendents ot Sunday schools are to attend nnd make reports. Dr. W. M. H. Quinn will preside. He's presiding elder o! the Joncs- noro District. The five-day annual session will be Nov. 10-21 ol Enoch Chapel AME Church. Influential Friends DETROIT Ifl — Patrolman Walter S. Suchnrn found out recently some of his friends wield n lot of Influence at City Hnll. Suchnrn had been transferred to the midnight shift, but now he's hack directing Irnlllc at n school crosslni? during the afternoons. For this, Suchara can thank a letter written by sixth-cruder Theresa Rlvcrn Ib Police Commissioner Edward S. Pigijlns. The letter read: "Hello Commissioner. I would like to iisk iv favor. Would you plcnse pill pnlrolmnn Suchara back on Ihe corner at the school? My friends and I an! mils about him. He Is a very nice officer and very careful and very nice to us kids." DON'T have a 1953 Antenna installed with your 1955 Television Set! • Hew Power! New Design! New Picture MASTEB'S Champion OFBtS A NEW ERA M IMPROVED TV RECEPTION! The Chompion RAINBOW k on onliniy new concept m antenna design! Hi radical, new "Iriple-power" design prc-ridw rh« cleared, brighteit, sharpest pciorM rxwiWt in block and white - on aU chonnekl And, w4wn you grt a rotor M, *m xxa* oo*»noo wi« bring yo» tetevhion in M color—at no oddHionol expeniel Improve yew pmcnl TV reception by mitairmg the Ctio»npion W*»OW . . . and t» ,««,. wocrf fc. COtOi? tooi Co« n today for M) 4ffo*./ WILSON'S TV & RADIO SERVICE 1H S. 1st— Vh. 3-423T Day & N'tcht Service Obituary New York Stocks A T and T Amer Tobacco ... Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Coca-Coin Gen Electric Ocn Motors MontKomery Ward N Y Central Int Harvester Republic Steel ... Radio Socony Vacuum .. Stud-Pnk Standard of N J Texas Corp Scars U S Steel Sou Pac 173 1-8 58 1-4 43 5-8 87 . li 5-8 112 7-8 44 1-2 44 1-2 71 22 1-8 30 5-8 60 3-4 30 1-8 46 1-8 11 5-8 1)1) 7-8 84 1-4 75 1-2 60 5-8 49 3-8 Tom Long Rites Set for Thursday Services for Tom Long, 90, who died at his home near Luxora yos- tcrday. afternoon after a long illness, will be conducted Thursdnyj at 2 p.m. at Rosa Baptist Church by Rev, E. B. Killingsworth. Burial will be in Memorial Pnrkj Cemetery at Blythevillc, Holt Ku- 1 neral Home in charge. A resident of the Rosa community for the past 38 years, Mr. Long came thr-re from Dyersburg, Tenn. He is .survived .by his wife, j Laura Long: four sons, Paul Long of Charleston, Mo., Charles nnd Jack Lontf of Ltixora and Story LOUR of Dell, and a daughter, Mrr Erma Davenport of Luxora. Photo Wins $500 For Former Local Man A former Blylhevflle man has' won $500 for a snapshot he entered in a contest conducted by Eastman Kodak Co., and 06 newspapers. He Is O. C. Schwartz, who formerly was associated with Frisco Railroad here. Still with Frisco, Mr. Schwartz is now living in Charlotte, N. C. His prize-winning effort — a pic-! ture of workmen repainting water! line marks on a ship In Wilmlng-| ton, N. C., shipyards — was printed on the front page of the Charlotte Observer's second section. lie Is Frisco's traffic representative in Charlotte. Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. 111.. l/fl— (USDA)—Hoga 10.000; moderately active; later slow; barrow.s and gilts 240 ib down steady to 25 lower; heavier weights and sows 25-50 lower; bulk choice 180-24(1 Ib 19.00-50; 150-110 Ib and lew 180180 Ib 10.75-20.00; 240-200 Ib 18.5010.00; sows 400 Ib down 17.0-50; heavier sows 15.25-10.76; hours 13.0-15.00. Cuttle 3,600; calves 800; steers active at strong prices; hiirh choice long yearling steers 27.25; good and average choice steers 22.00-20.25; good quality replacement steers 17.50-18.25; heifers, mixed yearlings and cows gcncr- Bonds Are Forfeited Two traffic violation charges were brought before Municipal Court this morning and bonds were forfeited in both, cases. Dade Tire Co., Inc., forfeited $100 bond on a charge of hauling without a permit while Dallas and Mauris Forwarding Co., forfeited $50 bond on a charge of having no identification. ally steady; utility and commercial 8.50-11.50: canners and cutters 5.50-8.00; bulls unchanged; utility and commercial 11.00-13.00. canner and cutter bulls 8.00-10.50; vealcrs and calves steady; good mid choice vc'iilcrs 17.00-23.00; commercial iuid low good 12.0010.00; commercial nd good slaughter calves 11.00-15.00; utility and low commercial 8.00-10.00. MCCARTHY Continued from Pagt 1 these charges were true or false" but only to the question of McCarthy'* "attitude" toward the subcommittee. McCarthy asked whether Watkins, with that answer, meant that McCarthy should be censured "re- gardlcs of how dishonest" the .subcommittee was. Watkins shot back that the question of the subcommittee's honesty or dishonesty was a question for the Senate Itself to decide, not one member. Watkins told McCarthy that if he thought the Watkins committee was at fault in its censure recommendation, he could "talk as long a-s you want." McCarthy rumbled: "You are not giving the facts as they are." Public galleries were filled and there were small crowds in the corridors when Watklns arose and the Senate finally came to grips with the Issue of whether it should publicly rebuke McCarthy. Censure would not affect McCarthy's .senatorial rights and privileges. It took 20 minutes to assemble & quorum of 49 and some who imswered the roll call promptly left. Republican Leader Knowland (Calif), saying it was important for all senators to hear the debate, .suggested the Senate should take a daily luncheon recess of 45 minutes. Sen. Welker (R-Jdaho) said ' 'sheephcrders out in Idaho get more than 45 minutes for lunch." Sen. Chavez (D-NM) said senators often have to wait 45 minutes for a table In the dining rooms supposed reserved for senators. Those dining rooms are often crowded with guests or senators. Sen. Edwin C. Johnson (D-Colo), n member of the Watkins committee, said he had heard rumors .some senators are "leaving for Australia, Paris and other parts of the world" instead of sitting as jurymen on the case. He wanted to know what Knowland was doing to do to keep senators on the job. Knowland told him nobody could force, a senator to attend. The GOP leader added that he had urged all members of his party to be present. McCarthy assailed the Watkins committee as the "unwitting handmaiden of the Communist party. McCarthy also described himself in a speech prepaved for Senate delivery today but released late yesterday, as "the symbol of resistance to subversion" and declared that "the nation's fate is In some respects tied" to his own. As for the censure charges contained in a revised resolution offered by the Watkinr committee, McCarthy said they are "even more ridiculous" than the committee's critical report on Its in- vestigation of hto acttvitlM. ' "It U even leu In line with the facts than the report was," he told newsmen in advance of the Senate's session. While his friends still were seeking a compromise that might avoid a later showdown vote, McCarthy said he thinks the censure resolution will be approved. Any such verdict, he said, will "mean that the Communist party has achieved a major victory." Watklns reserved his reply for his Senate speech but Sen. Edwin C. Johnson (D-Colo), vice chairman of the special committee, turned off the attack with the comment that "It's the first time I've been called a handmaiden." "I'm not much surprised at the speech," Johnson said. Sen. Case (R-SD), a committee member, said he was "sorry" about McCarthy's speech. He said the Issues raised by the group should be discussed on their merits, adding "I doubt that they can be covered by a mantle of martyrdom." A vote of censure would not "destroy" McCarthy but might "Increase his effectiveness and usefulness" by giving him "some guideposts" in the future, Case said. There were indications McCarthy's friends felt that the vigor of the Wisconsin senator's attack on the committee would make compromise efforts more difficult. The original censure resolution offered by Sen. Flanders (R-VT) asked condemnation of McCarthy on grounds that his conduct was "unbecoming . : . contrary to senatorial tradition and tends to bring the Senate into disrepute." The Watkins substitute proposal, approved unanimously by his committee, said McCarthy "failed to cooperate with the Subcommittee on Privilages and Elections" which Investigated his finances in 1952 and "instead, repeatedly abused the subcommittee and its members who were trying to carry out assigned duties, thereby obstructing the constitutional process of the Senate . . ." It said that in conducting a he ing of his Investigations subcommittee last Feb. 18 McCarthy "intemperately abused and released executive hearings In which he denounced" Zwicker, former commanding: officer at Camp Kilmer. N. J. The resolution said Zwicker was criticized by McCarthy for "refusing to criticize his superior officers and for respecting official orders and executive directives, ' adding that this tended "to destroy the good faith which must be main talned between the executive am legislative branches of our system of government." Acceptance of the resolution would put the Senate on recon as saying it "disavows the denun ciation of Gen. Zwicker by Sen McCarthy as chairman of a Senate The motommic Great new Two new 6s It's got a "V" in its bonnet— or your choice of two new sixes! Chevrolet for '55 It's the valvc-in-hcad V8 as only the valve-iii-head leader can build it! You'd expect Chevrolet to out-VS the field—and it has! Chevrolet's new "Turbo-Fire V8" puts a brand-new kiml of excitement under youi foot. The excitement of 162 horsepower! The excitement of an 8 to 1 ultra-high compression ratio that squeezes more pure fun out of a Dillon of gas than you ever dreamed possible! The new "Turbo-Fire Vs" is so efficient that it requires only jour quarts of oil instead of the usual five or more. And it has the shortest piston stroke in the low- pnte field, for longer engine life. But we can't even begin to give you the whoie story here. Come in and drive the new "Turbo-l'ire V8!" With enough new advances lo fill a book! Chevrolet offers nto new highstcpping sixes for 1955! There's the new "Bhic-Fl.imc 136" (teamed with Powcrglide as an extra-cost option) and the new "Blue-Flame 123." Both bring you new, higher-rated power—the zippy, thrifty high-compression kind. Both have new, more evident cooling and lubrication systems . . . new engine mounts that result, in almost unbelievable smoothness. And, like the ne\v "Turbo- Fire V8," both are sparked by a new 12-volt electrical system for finer performance, and faster cold-weather starting. They're the liveliest, smoothest sixes Chevrolet ever put into a passenger car! Jh* Set Air 2-Ooor 5«Jon— or* of M MW rVrfwr lody bwufof in tt)f99 r*w Mrt«i. More than a new car ... a new CONCEPT of low-cost motoring (and much loo good to miss driving!) SULLIVAN-NELSON CHEVROLET CO. Shooting Puzzles Pentagon WASHINGTON, M?) — Pentagon officials professed puzzlement today over why a jet fighter escort did not go along with a photo bomber shot down by Soviet Migs off northern Japan last weekend. Spokesmen said the Far East Command long has had authority to provide "cover" for mapping and weather planes on missions where trouble could arise. Such escorts are used frequently, they added. On Second Trip But military sources said they were unable to explain why jet fighters did not accompany the RB29 assigned to an aerial mapping job over northern Japan, close to Russian-held Sakhalin Island and the Kuriles. Fighter protection subsequently was provided for a second photo bomber which completed the mission. Eleven men were on board the plane. One became entangled in his chute and drowned. The United States has demanded reparations from the Russians, but the Soviet Union has fired back a countercharge that the Red planes were Hod upon first. The U. .S. fliers have denied they fired at any time. Secretary of State Dulles told a news conference yesterday he believed the Joint Chiefs of Staff were considering whether to authorize fighter escort for mapping and weather planes. This comment caused perplexity at the Pentagon, where spokesmen said Gen. John Hull, top U. S. commander in the Far East, alrea had such authority. One spokesman subcommittee and censures him for that action." said the decision whether to tw« jet fighter escort lies "out there in the local command." The Pentagon, it was indicated, i« waiting to hear why a fighter escort did not go along this time. tfith the Courts CIRCUIT — (Civil) — Edward C. Cooper vs. Rene R. George and Charlie Roe, $280 property damages, automoblh accident. 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