The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 9, 1955 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 9, 1955
Page 2
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PAGE TWO BLYTHEVELLE (ARK.) COURIER NEW! FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1955 Country Boy W/io Made Good In City Is New NAM President By WALTER BUSSEWITZ NEW YORK (AP) — A country boy who made good in the city and then returned to his home state to mak? good again is the new president of the National Assn. of Manufac- Cola G. Parker, director of Kimberly-Clark Corp. Neenah, Wis., was formally chosen at the NAMs' annual convention last night to succeed Henry G. Riter III, president of Thomas A. Edison, Inc., West Orange, N. J. Jury Indicts County Judge In Alleged Baby-Selling Plot Ernest G. Swigert, president of the Hyster Co., Portland, Ore., was elected national vice president and. president-designate for 1657. Parker, 65, retired last July as chairman of the board of Kimberly-Clark, a paper firm which expanded and reached record high sales under his guidance. A native of Monroe, Wis., Parker helped found a New York law firm, which specialized in federal court work, antitrust suits and tax cases, and represented the American Paper it Pulp Assn. Back to Wisconsin At the age of 47, he moved back to Wisconsin and became associated with Kimberly-Clark. He moved up to the post of president of the firm in 1942 and chairman in 1953. Parker's home is in Menasha, only two miles from the company headquarters in Neenah, where he continues to maintain a private office. His wife is the former Martha Praser of Sands Point. N.Y., whom he married in 1925.' Since his college days when swimming was his main sport, he has taken his exercise hunting and fishing. He usually hunts for ducks, grouse and partridge, although he has been known to go as far south as Florida for quail. Served Ike Parker has been chairman of the board of the National Industrial I Conference Board, and is now] chairman of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, president of the Board of Trustees. Lawrence College, Applfton, Wis.. and] a director of a hospital, three cor-j porations and three banks. He has served the Eisenhower administration on several foreign economic missions. Swigert, the presid"it-designate. ha$ headed the Hyster Co., manufacturer of lift trucks and other materials handling equipment since 1529. He is 63 and always has resided in Portland. Active in NAM nationally for more than 10 years, Swigert has been vice president of the association's Western Division and a member of its Executive and Taxation committees. Much of today's final session was devoted to panel H.iscussions. Pistol and Pencil Used by Robbers LOUISVILLE, Ky. Ifl — A pistol and a pencil in the hands of two bandits spelled out a S262 robbery MOREHEAD, Ky. Ml — Rowan County Judge William T. McClain has been indicted on separate charges of misfeasance in olfice and aiding In an alleged baby- selling plot. Two misfeasance indictments by a grand jury yesterday charged McClain with taking fines which he collected and refusing to turn them over to the state and destroying records of bonds taken by him by removing them from the bond record books. The in dictment — returned Wednesday — linking McClain with an alleged baby-selling scheme charged the judge with aiding and abetting Mrs. Zelda Brown McPherson in the alleged i procurement of .babies for sale to: rich, childless women in Texas, j The judge said yesterday he. would have a statement to make i later, adding: "There's nothing ti this like they (the grand jury claim. I ask the people to hold their judgment until all the facts are presented." Mrs. McPherson, 32, former draft board clerk in Morehead, was charged with taking away two children and accepting money for the procurement of a third. The woman was charged Oct. 6 with procuring babies from underprivileged homes after state police conducted a two-month investiga- iton. Records show Judge McClain dismissed the charge Oct. 10 and released her bondsmen. Shortly thereafter, she and her husband moved to Texas. at Bernard's grocery. A. B. Bernard, the owner, said after the men entered his store one of them pulled a gun and the other drew a pencil and wrote, ''This is a holdup" on an order pad. Then, Bernard said, the men took the money, forced nim into the basement and drove off rilFTStoftheHOME' I s I His Salary Was High One WHITTIER, Calif. (/Pj — A man who spent two hours reapiring an adding machine in a Wiiittier department store got $7,455 for his efforts. When he was just about finished with the adding machine he asked Threat Letter Work of Lad ROSEMEAD, Calif. (/Pi—Sheriff's deputies went through the motions today o! investigating a threatening letter that was dropped into the mailbox of Mr. and Mr«. Walter Doviat. The note read: "To your husben, if this is his wife: Dear Sir, I wanted to give me S.2 casli by Friday morning at 5 minits to 8 o'clock am If you don't give me the money by then your wife will be gone by the time you get home. Pon't call the police or go to them. You are being followed by my min. Put the money in the grass signed The Dart. "The Dart," Mrs. Doviat told officers, is an unidentified boy about 6 or 7 years old. She said she saw him drop the letter in the box. This Mule Has Sales Appeal HAZARD, Ky. (q — Nancy Is « mule with sales appeal. When Steve Reaves decided to trade her in on a car yesterday, he drove her into town and talked to used-car dealer Steve Taulbee. Reaves drove away in a 1946 model car and Taulbee tagged Nancy with a sign he used on ht» cars — "For Sale or Trade." Joe Neace walked by the lot, saw Nancy, decided he liked her and bought her. Commented dealer Taulbee: "That little mule kinda has a way with people. I hated to see her go." Read Courier News Classified Adi. cashier LelA E. Thompson if a cardboard box of checks and money on her desk constituted the day's receipts. She said they did. To her amazement, the man began stuffing the funds into a briefcase. She protested, but he told her he had a gun. and made his geta- wiy. It developed that nobody had called for an adding machine repairman. PICKARD'S GROCERY & MARKET « Nationally Advertised & Fancy Groceries I Fancy Fruit Cakes I Fruit Cake Ingredients 2-2043 Col! In We Deliver Come In 1044 Chick A SLEIGH FULL OF GE I 1 SLICES: SHREDS SHOESTRINGS-CHOPS SLICES Th» N«w Griscer, with its mirrored polished finish, takes the spotlight in the modern kitchen. An appliance which has an •very day use in the preparing of meals the healthy way as all the natural vitamins and juices are retained. A time saver—• labor saver and money saver. Easy to clean and easy to operate —rust proof and fully guaranteed. all-Purpose Salad Maker. . . 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