The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 17, 1954 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 17, 1954
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER IT, 1954 BIATHEVILLE (ARK.)' UOtflRflGR NEWS PAGE FIVE Coroner's Testimony Strikes Blow at Dr. Sheppard's Story Commodity And Stock Markets- N«w York Cotton <12:St,q«ot»H.ns) Dec 3413 3414 3406 3408 Mch 3448 3449 3447 3448 May ' 3473 3477 3473 3474 July 3«T6 3478 3474 34TT Ntw Orleans Cotton Deo 3415 3415 3410 3410 Mch 3452 3453 3450 3450 May 3478 3478 3476 3477 July ....... 3478 3478 3474 3476 Chicago Soybeans Nov ... 271% 280'/ 4 2761/4 279!' 2 Jan ... 282 282 >/ 2 279 282 Mch .. 2833/4 284'A 281% 284>A May .... 285 285% 282=4 285 1 /, Chicago Corn Dec ... 156y e l=6'/i 156>4 156% Mch ... 161 Vi lfir/2 160 160i/ 2 Chicago Wheat Dec . 229% 229 7 / 8 228% 229 '/< Mch . 231?i 23114 230 2301/4 New York Stocks AT and T 173 Amer Tobacco 59 Anaconda Copper 43 Beth Steel 94 Chrysler 62 Coca-Cola 112 Gen Electric 45 Gen Motors 90 Montgomery Ward 71 NY Central 24 Int Harvester Republic Steel Radio 36 69 38 Socony Vacuum ...... .... 46 Stude-Pak .......... 10 Standard of N J ........ 100 Texas Corp ............... 84 Sears ................. 77 U S Steel ................ 67 Sou Pac .................. 50 CLEVELAND (AP) — The wrist watch Marilyn Sheppard wore the night'she was murdered was ripped off after the blood on her wrist had dried, Coroner S. R. Gerber testified today. The coroner, pointing to a picture of the pretty young woman's wrist for the jury trying her osteopath husband for murder, said his examination "indicates the bracelet (of the watch) was in position when the blood stains were wet." "It remained in position until the blood was dry," said the coroner. Gerber's testimony was aimed at knocking down Dr. Samuel H. Sheppard's contention that a prowler killed his wife and snatched the watch from her wrist, later dropping it while ransacking the house. The blood-stained -watch was discovered on the floor near where Sheppard sat stripped to the waist the morning of the murder. This wrist watch testimony was the second "surprise" clue hurled by the state at chief defense counsel William J. Corrigan. The first was Gerber's statement that the bloody outline of a surgical instrument was discovered on the murdered woman's pillow. The Orthopedic Frame Co. of Kalamasoo. Mich., said today the prosecutor's office had mailed it a copy of the bloody imprint. The company was asked whether the imprint matches any surgical instrument it has made and sold to the Bay View Hospital where the osteopaths in the Sheppard family practice. The state contends that Dr. Sheppard clubbed his wife to death, then went about the house pulling out drawers and disarranging furniture in an effort to make It appear a robber had committed the crime. Dr. Gerber, explaining the drying action of blood under questioning today by Saul Danaceau. assistant county prosecutor, said the blood becomes sticky within a few minutes, and then takes between 15 and 20 minutes to become dry. Defense counsel Corrigan in sists: "We're not just going to lay down and admit it was a surgical Instrument." Corrigan is expected to spend at least a day hacking away at Dr. Gerber's testimony. The two have tangled several times in the past. Last July, the peppery, gray- haired little coroner tossed Corrigan out of an inquest he was holding into the murder. He said the attorney was interrupting and interfering with the proceedings. Particular significance was attached to Dr. Gerber's testimony because the murder weapon has never been found. Although the coroner would not disclose what kind of surgical instrument he believed the large blood mark showed, some prosecution sources said it resembled the head of a "stille," used to remove heavy plaster casts. Dr. Sheppard contends his wife was killed by a bushy-haired Intruder while he was asleep on a downstairs couch in their home n suburban Bay Vllage. He sad he was knocked unconscious twice in battling with the assailant. Corrigan refused to discuss how he plans to attack the pillow testimony, but another defense source gave an indication. He told reporters .that an instrument, pressed against blood' on a pillow, would invariably result in a lighter amount of blood under the outline. The mark on the murder pillow showed a fairly uniform amount of blood. Dr. Stephen Sheppard, the defendant's brother, told a reporter that to his knowledge, the defendant did not own a "stille" cast cutter. Dr. Gerber said he examined 16 X-ray pictures of Dr. Sheppard and found no sign of an injury. Dr. Stephen Sheppard claimed shortly after the slaying that the defendant suffered a broken neck in fighting the "intruder." Obituary J. A. Lloyd Services Set For Thursday Services lor Jerry Atlas Lloyd, who died Monday, will be conducted Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at New Liberty Baptist Church by the Rev. Orval McGuire. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Cobb Funeral Home In charge- Pallbearers will be H. D. Shearin, E. H. Crook, S. H. Bevill, It. H. AuU-y, E. M. Mahan, and Robert Hobbins. Honorary pallbearers are W. A. Nash. J. B. Pierce, D. C. Pillow, R. W. Bivtil, Q. C. Whittaker, Cecil Mann, Don Whitney, W. E. Middleton. W. D. Henson, H. E. Long; James Middlewn. Hollis Mahan, Bill Cable, Leon Brothers, Claude Brothers. Rudy Blankenship, Durwood Long. Clyde Webb. Elmer Holmes, p. E. Eubanks, P- S. Parker, Clarance Davis; Charley Hicks, H. C. Weathers. P. B. Jarrett. V. A. Brothers, Hollis Jumper, H. B. Stephenson, Elbert Rigsby, L. O. Long. Ira Koonce. Malcolm Koonce, Bud Gunter, Preston Ramey, Mitchell Jones, J. P. Ramey. Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, HI. Wl(USDA) — Hogs 7,200; open fairly active to slow, barrows and gilts 180,Ib up steady to 10 lower than Tuesday's average; lighter "weights weak to 25 lower. Sows uneven; average steady to weak; bulk choice 180-220 Ib 19.50-75; 225-260 Ib 18.75-IB.50; few later 19.35 down; 260-300 Ib 18.00-75; 140-170 Ib 19.50-20.00; part deck choice No. Is around 210 Ib also 20.00; half deck around 170 Ib 20.25; sows 400 Ib down 17.25-75; one lot choice light weights 18.00; heavier sows 15.50-11.00. Cattle 3,000; calves 800; initial sales on good and choice steers about steady at 21.00-26.00; hellers and mixed yearlings slow; most utility and commercial cows 9.5012.50; Gartners and cutters 6.509.00; strong cutters 9.50; bulls steady but some pressure appearing on utility and below; utility and commercial bulls 11.00-13.00; canners and cutters 8.00-10.00; vealers and calves steady; good and choice vealers 18.00-24.00; individual head prime to 26.00: commercial and low good 12.00-17.00; commercial and good slaughter calves 12.00-16.00; utility and low commercial 9.00-11.00. Presbyterian Church Studied The Rev. T. Faison, regional director of Christian education of the synod of Arkansas, visited First Presbyterian Church here I yesterday to conduct a survey on the teaching value of the ministry. The Blylheville church is one cf four Presbyterian churches in Arkansas being studied and one of the 150 selected out of 3,500 Presbyterian Churches in the south. The Rev. Mr. "Paison met with representatives from the Sunday School, young people, women of the church and men of the church and all departments. AIR CONDITIONED BY REFRIGERATION Listen to KLCN at 10:10 a.m. and 4 p.m, for Ritz & Roxy Program Announcements Wed. • Thurs. • Fri. THI BIOOEST BATTIE TH1 JnVEST EVERFOUj r ..JOHN U7EL- OOUGUS KENNEDY-iW.R. frank [Solt«Sj'"<TEU.VOZDE MEXICO i PLUS SELECTED SHORT SUBJECTS Jack Webb, M. D. Announces the Removal of his offices from the Lynch Building to the new EYE CLINIC 520 W. Main Practice Limited to the Eye and E.N.T. Office Houn * to 5 Dili; Except Thursday Aftecnonnt and bjr Appointment MOX -THEATRE- On West Main St. In Blytheville Show Starts Weekdays 7:00 Sat., Sun. 1:00 On Our Wide-Vision Metallic Screen LAST TIMES TONIGHT Double Feature —AND— Also Shorts THURS. & FRL Double Feature HOWARD HUGHii , ROBERT MITCHUM LINDA DARNELL JACK PALANCE > IDMUND GRAINGE* ngunioi —AND— Robert " EUonor JJAYIOR • PARKER James CARTOON n or )• KER/J JM E Jf Bonheur Hospital yesterday. Survivors, other tJinn the parents, include a grandmother. Mrs. R. D. Hughes, Si-.; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Allan Montgomery, Wichita Palls. Tex.: a sister. Mary Ellen Hughes, and a paternal great - grandmother. Mrs. T. J. Mahan. Mrs. Croxton Passes Here Mrs. Ana Frances Croxton, 74. of Blytheville, died this morning at Chickasnwba Hospital after a long illness. Funeral arrangements were incomplete today. Cobb Funeral Home is in charge. Born In Shelbyville. Tenn., Mrs. Croxton has made her home in Blytheville with her daughter. Miss Mary Lou Croxton, for several years. She ia survived by a son, Early A. Croxton of Ft. Worth, Tex.; three daughters. Miss Croxton of Blytheville, Mrs. Lela Davis of Brooklaml, Mrs. Lilly Schmidt of Trumann ;two brothers. Jim and Albert Heath of Shelbyville; and a sister. Mis Lelia Heath of Shelbyville. Rites Conducted For Hughes Infant Daughter Graveside services for Nan Mahan Hughes, 12-day-old daughter of Mr., and Mrs. R. D. Hughes of Blytheville. were conducted at 11 o'clock today in Elmwood Cemetery by the Rev, Harvey Kldd, pastor of First Presbyterian Church. Burial was In Elmwood Cemetery. The child died in Memphis' Le U.S. (Continued from Page 1) and August and $1 for 310 hwan for September, October and November. The formal agreement says South Korea pledges "to cooperate with the United States in its efforts to unify Korea, including possible efforts through the United Nations." But this does not commit President Syngman Rhee's government to accept a plan without its specific approval. South Korea also accepted "proposed levels and principles for n strengthened military establish' ment consistent with economic stability and within available re sources." Floodway Ditch Bridges Built MANILA — Four bridges over Floodway south of Manila on Highway 77 have been completed by the Barber Bros. Construction Co., and the highway is opened to through traffic, making a shorter, hard-surfaced road to Memphis. ft ronipt DELIVERY SERVICE Phone 3-4507 Flours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. with Delivery to 7 p.m. WOODS DRUG STORE 221 West Main St. Manila Harvest Candidates Are Named MANILA — Manila Hipli School students selected en uiidates for he Harvest Festival queen in their loine rooms Tuesday. Contestants include Janice Bacon, 7-1; Carolyn Atkinson, 7-2; Sandra Morrow, 8-1; Frances Ash- brnnner. 8-2; Shelbln Farmer, 9-1; Polly Moyer, 9-U; Lindn Bns- seli. 10-1; Judy Wright, 10-2; Melba Cornish, 11; Roxie Smith, 12. Roxie Smith, second place win- ler last year, is the only contestant entering for the second time. Finals will be held in assembly Tuesday afternoon. Out - of - town udgcs will base the winner lersonality, poise, talent and jeixuly. Elementary candidates are Becky Hamilton, 6-1; Martha Raydor, 6-2; Neva Curuett. 5-L; Becky Henderson, 5-2; Kay Broom, 4-1; Sandra Jobe, 4-2; Nancy Henderson, 3-a; Teresa Williams, 3-b Phyllis Huff, 3-c; Ann Bacon, 3-a Kay Palmer, 2-b; Elizabeth Towles, 2-c; Brenria DeSpain, 1-ti; Mary Shaver, 1-b; Ann White, 1-c. MCCARTHY (Continued from Page 1) contending the special committee ind acted contrary to Senate precedents, Bennett arose to sny he would offer n third count. An increasing desire to bring the censure issue to a vote was evident. Sen. Mnlone (R-Ncv). a McCarthy supporter, announced he will move Friday or Saturday to kill the censure recommendations by tabling them. McCarthy pictured Watkins as coming "crying to the Senate that I should be censured lor defending myself." He called it an Alicc-in- \Vonderlnnd note to n procedure which he said is getting "curiouser and curiouser." New Manila Mission MANILA — Manila Baptist Church Is financing the construction of a $3.000 mission at Beau- chnmp Corner on Highway 18 west of Manila. Work began Friday. The Rev. Guy Magee Is pastor. Revival 1 Starts MANILA — Revival services at St. John's Methodist Church south of Manila will begin Thursday night. Rev. and Mrs. Lee, Anderson, of Leonard, Ark., former pastors, will be in charge. Acid Stomach After You tot? Cn"^ "p- speed relief from gjis, heartburn, fldd indigestion. 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