The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 16, 1954 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, November 16, 1954
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1954 BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIVE $900 a Night Jury Hears First Hand Report on Phenix City Prostitution Racket By REX THOMAS PHENIX CITY Ala. (AP) — A vice trial jury heard a first-hand account last night of a prostitution racket Which reportedly paid some girls as much as $900 a night during the heydey of sin in Phenix City. The testimony from two prostitutes highlighted the long opening day ot the trial for bribery of former Deputy Sheriff Albert Fuller. It was nearly midnight when court recessed until 10 a.m. today. Fuller, still crippled from a 14- weelc-old back Injury and wheeled into court on an ambulance cot, is under indictment on 11 charges of talcing payoff money during his swashbuckling days as a two-gun peace officer. He was called to trial first on one count alleging that he was paid $625 to refrain from closing a drab bordello just outside Phenix City on. busy U.S. Highway 80. The house, known to its patrons as Cliff's Fish Camp, was operated by Cliff Entrekin, who also was indicted by the vice cleanup Grand Jury for offering bribe money to Puller. Watched Payoffs One prostitute, who said she helped "keep books" at the Fish Camp, testified that she saw Entrekin make payoffs to the officer "ten times at least." On some occasions the money was delivered to Fuller's home, said the 31-year-old buxom brunette mother of eight children. At other times, she continued, it was paid to him outside Cliffs place. The witness told the jury ,the girls split their earnings with Entrekin 60-50, and then had to add half their share for "protection." Another witness, who said she became a prostitute to raise money for a 82,200 operation on a blinded, 11-year-old adopted son, also described the "payoff deductions, but was unable to say who got the money. . She quoted Entrekin, however, as saying "the man" had to have a 30 per cent rakeoff of the total earnings of the bordello and that the girls would have to help pay Protection Promised Although she couldn't identify "the man," she said Entrekin used the same expression on a visit to Fuller's home when he remarked NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the undersigned has filed with the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control of the State of Arkansas for a permit to sell and dispense beer at retail on the premises described as: The Chatterbox, 441 S. 21st St.. Blytheville, Mississippi County, Arkansas. The undersigned states that he Is a citizen of Arkansas, 'of good moral character, that he has never been convicted of a felony or other crime* involving moral turpitude; that no license to sell beer by the undersigned has been revoked within five years last past; and that the undersigned has never been convicted of violating the laws of this state, or any other state relative to the sale of alcoholic liquors. Application is for permit to be issued for operation beginning on the 16th day of November, 1954, and to expire on the 30th day of June. 1955. THE CHATTERBOX, Applicant. By CARL TROXEL. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 15th day of November, 1954. SEAL ELIZABETH MASON, Notary Public. My Commission expires; 4-26-58. that an envelope he carried was being taken to "pacify the man." The 22-year-old witness also told the jury her boss had promised the prostitutes they "would never be rajded" and if they were "Fuller would get us off.' The second witness disclosed that her earnings ran as high as $600 a week but that some other girls drew $800 to $900 in one night. She said the gins were virtual prisoners from the 7 p.m. to 5 a.m work shift and were forced to, undergo sexual relations on wooden dining tables. And, the girl said, they operated under such rigid house rules that they were fined S25 if they so much as closed their eyes while on duty. Identity of witnesses was withheld at the state's request. Reds Issue Threat to U.S.Allies LONDON (/P)—Moscow radio said today that if the Western Powers try to carry out the Paris agreement on West German rearmament, the Soviet Union and its allies "will examine further necessary measures to ensure their own defense and security." The broadcast quoted the Communist party newspaper Pravda as saying: "The U.S.S.R. cannot re- concil itself to the rearming ol Western Germany." The English-language broadcast, beamed to North America, was devoted to a Pravda article signed "Observer." It said it was a mistake to suppose that the Soviet Union, which recently proposed a 26- nation meeting on European collective security, "can be put off" until the agreements on West Germany are ratified. The Western Big Three already have decided not to take part in any such- meeting while West Germany is still outside the Western defense camp. American. British and French officials met at the Foreign Office here yesterday to begin drafting their joint replies to the Soviet proposal. The East German government news agency ADN announced last night that Communist Czechoslovakia has accepted the' Kremlin suggestion for a conference Nov 29. The Prague regime was the first of the 25 states Invited to approve the idea. Presumably the other Soviet satellites will follow suit quickly. r LOOK OUT BELOW! — Light plane attempts to land on platform built on moving vehicle before 15,000 at Santiago, Chile, aviation festival — something worked successfully 18 times in rehearsal. In top photo two men perch precariously on platform to reach out and grasp plane; center, plane slides off platform and noses down In front of speeding truck as man dodgefi to get out of way, and, bottom, plane lies on ground, smashed when truck hit it. Pilot was unhurt. Gust of wind was blamed for mishap. (AP Wireplioto) Marines Battle In Simulated Atomic Warfare 25,000 Move In On 'Enemy' Held Carolina Coast By ELTON FAY ONSLOW BEACH. N.C. (.« A Marine force of 25.000 strong, deployed to fight with and against simulated atomic weapons, moved in from the high sens at dawn today to .strike at an "enemy" holding a length of the Carolina coast here. Wide dispersion and speed of movement predominated in the mock battle plans. The big fleet of hundreds of ships was scattered over hundreds of square miles as it approached the beachhead. The landing craft and helicopters to put the Marine force ashore were assigned to leave transports much farther from the beach than in the amphibious attacks of World War II. To speed up the initial wave of assault, seaplanes were used, along with the helicopters, to put early elements of the attack ing force ashore. Two Zones Two landing zones, each 1,000 yards long and separated by a 3,000-yard Interval, were plotted. This also was with view to dispersion. The assumption was that tactical-size nuclear weapons (appal cntly of about 15-kiloton power) •ould be used In simulated form. To clenr the approaches for the uidlng force, underwater demoll- .011 teams of "frogmen" stole into the beach urea hist night to ut- ach explosive charges to beach ibstructlons of the "Orange" en- any. Today's battle was built against L hypothetical background which issumed that the "Orange" in- 'adcrs had attained n foothold last •ear near New Orleans, then ex- landed their position north and jostward until they held territory as far north as Richmond, Va. The "Blue" force made today's strike to establish a foothold- nt he enemy'e eastern flunk. Backing up the Marine landing orce for the fifth phase of n widespread sea-air-land maneuver des- gnated as "Lantflex" was a force of about 212 ships built around two carriers and powerful antisubmarine units. OOtUR-WWEf THIN IT'S MAYTAG IOR YOU! 129.95 Adams Appliance Co. Inc Typhoon Toll: 3,000 Dead HONG KONG (/PI—Local Chinese papers reported yesterday that Typhoon Pamela sank 1,100 fishing boats along the south China coast and that 3,000 persons—fishermen and their families—drowned or are missing. The reports, from independent sources on the mainland, termed the typhoon the "worst disaster to the fishing people of south China in a cenjury." The storm hit the Chungshan coastal area Nov. 7. GSONGFEST GOSPEL and SPIRITUAL SONGS featuring THE HcBONALD BROS. QUARTET THE JOHN DANIELS QUARTET THE JONES FAMILY QUINTET CARL and OLA BLYTHEVILLE LEGION MEMORIAL BLDG. Thursday Night, November 18 7:30 P.M. to 11:30 P.M. Admission-Children 50c-Adults $1.00 Reserved tickets on sale at Floyd A. White Shoe Store. Sponsored by the Blytherille American Legion HIGH HIGHWAY A motor rpad branching inland 'rom the coastal Pan-American Highway at Lima, Peru, crosses main range of the Andes at 15,89 feet. In no other place Lhe world can one drive a passenger car at such an altitude. RESOLUTION T Whom it May Concern: A meeting of the Board of Directors of Leuchvllle School District No. 40 of Mississippi County, Arkansas, was held at Lciichvlllo lu Mississippi County on the llth rh\y of November, 195-1, at the hour of 7:30, P.M. All members of the board had due notice of the time nnd place of said meeting and the purpose thereof, and the following members were present to-wlt: Norman Bailey, president; Louis Wcinbcrg, Secretary; R. P. Shipley; and J. W. McHaney. . . . Being a quorum. The following Resolution was adopted: De it resolved that this school board in accordance with provisions of Act 381 of the Acts of the General Assembly of 1953, will file application wtih the StiUo Board of Education for i\ loan from the Revolving Loan Fund in amount of $9.000.00, to be evidenced by a Certificate of Indebtedness and to be retired over a period of 6 years from revenues accruing to General fund. The proceeds of the loan will be used for: partial payment of gymnasium construction. NORMAN BAILEY, President. LOUIS WEINBBRO, Secretary. 11/16 WARNING ORDER Louis A. Barker Is warned to appear in tho Chancery Court for the Cliickiisawba District of Mississippi County, Arkansas, within 30 days next after the date of publication hereof, to answer a complaint, filed against him In said county by Bculah M. Barker. Dated tills 15th day of .November, 1954. GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk. By DONNA SIMMONS, Deputy. Marcus Evrarcl, Atty. for Pitt. Jesse Taylor, Atty. Al Lltem. 11/16-23-30-W/T AMERICA'S Mother-and-Child FAVORITE "My youngster! never liked to take ordinary aspirin; Now I givt St. Joseph Aspirin For Childreni They really like its orange flavor.'" MRS. G. DKJft Richer Flavor—because Folger's selects only th« naturally finer Mountain Grown coffees and prepares them in the unique Folger way to bring out their extra richness, their deep vigoroui flavor, and their matchless character. 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