The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 16, 1953 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 16, 1953
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PAGE BLYTHEVIT T,E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 1998 ' New Mexico Pen's Deputy Warden Proves Too Tough' Charge Right Held Hostage, He Suddenly Routs Captors SANTA PE, N. M. l*~Convict! «t New Mexico State Penitentiary thought Deputy Warden Ralph Tahash was too tough and so they rebelled yesterday, demanding his removal. Tahash proved they were right. For T/2 hours he had been held with 13 guards In the prison hospital by some 25 convicts armed with meat cleavers and homemade knives. State police swarmed outside, reluctant to make a move that would bring harm to the hostages. Gov. Edwin L. Mectiem, who had arrived shortly after the early- morning outbreak, had arranged a conference with convict ringleaders, but before it could be held prisoners in Cell Block 2 seized seven more guards who were bringing them lunch Then everything happened at once. One of the ringleaders In the hospital, Homer Lee Gossett, Jerked a gas grenade from his pocket and tossed it at Tahash. He grabbed it and threw it back. The convicts retreated toward the rear of the hospital. Grabs Gun* Tahash saw his chance. He rushed to the window and got a revolver and carbine from state police outside. "Then I went Into the room where the convicts were," he said later. "When the guard that Gossett was holding as hostage lunged away to one side, I shot Gossett In the throat. I think he was killed instantly. Then I shot the other man." Simultaneously, the police troopers were storming the hospital in force, and within minutes, Tahash "aid, "the convicts started coming out with their hands up." A few minutes later police had also moved in on Cell Block 2 and it was all over. tough." They also complained of j New Mexico. He once escaped fr th. fnixi I the Missouri Stale Prison. The death of Gossett, known as a "Houdlni" among convicts, came In the prison he once termed n "hick prison" which couldn't "hold me." He was notorious for slipping out of handcuffs and other restraining devices. He escaped the chair enriy this year when a jury recommended his second life term for the slaying of prison guard Pilemon Ortii. Gossett was born In Plainview, Ark. He ha.d records at prisons in Wat Escape Artist when the riot first started, Guor ...h nf r-.^c... .,„„„.„ «* Jp c pcrel! wna grabbed by {w convicts as guards were preparin to sweep the cells. The convicts held a knife on Jua Griego, No. 1 cell house keeper As other guards came to take th count, they were taken hostage Tahash said lie was culled at th guards' mess and advised tha "trouble was brewing." He wa met in the prison yard by tw inmatos who told him "let's take walk" and escorted him to th Jll*.. 1C J1R,U IgUUlUS ill JJI IMtll.T III I W1I1H UljU CM; Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee and prison hospital. Compromise Agreement Ends Embattled Husbands' Strike BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (/P) — Everybody's happy out on 42nd Street North today. The embattled males yesterday signed a compromise agreement with their wives to end a week-long strike of the husbands. Under the agreement, the husbands will continue turning their paychecks over to their wives. In return, the wives agreed to ease off on demands that their mates do some of the household chores. Mayor James V. Morgan hailed the settlement as the ".salvation of the very foundation of Birmingham — Its home." Jim Cnldwell, 53-year-old railroad conductor, had spearheaded (he strike. He started picketing the street, hearing a sign which stated that the wives were unfair to husbands. Twenty-five other rusbnnds In the area gleefully joined in. They demanded that their wives quit forcing husbands to cut the lawn on hot days, paint the porch and spank the baby. The wives refused to get up and cook breakfast. The compromise -permits the men to wait for the cool of the evening before mowing the lawn. It also allows the males to go fishing as often as they want to. The wives may go along if they keep quiet. The second ringleader shot by Tahash—Adolfo «lso killed. Benevidez—was Gov. Mechem said one guard had been hit on the head with a baseball bat, two had cuts, one was gassed and another stabbed In the shoulder. None was in serious condition. One convict was slashed In the »rm and another hit in the knee by a ricocheting bullet. During the riot, the convicts said they wanted Tahash and six guards lired. They said Tahash, recently appointed deputy warden and ordered to strengthen discipline at the prison, was "too Baptists Begin Drive to Raise $34,000,000 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (if) — Baptists from 25 states began work here today on a drive to raise 34 million | dollars for all state and Southern Convention co-operative program missions causes next year. Church leaders from 25 states are on hand for major committee and board meetings. Today's agenda also included sessions of three historical groups and another by a special committee on total progress of theological education to look into financial problems of seminaries. Tomorrow and Thursday the Executive Committee opens preliminary work on the convention's 105G budget. The group will also name a new committee president to succeed Dr. J. W. Storer of Tulsa, Okln. He was made convention president last month. England's famous coronation chair was built In 1300 on orders of Edward I to enclose the famous Stone of Scone which he captured ] in 1396. Yoshida Pledges Co-operation in Rebuilding Korea TOKYO m — Prime Minister Shlgeru Yoshida today pledeted Jn- pan's co-operation in rehabilitating Korea and restoring pence throughout Asia if a truce comes. In an outline of government policy at the openint: of the 16th special session of Parliament, Yoshida also SB id Japan hopes to promote trade with Southeast Asia, on the assumption It can't expect much trade with Communist China. He said Japan will help the coun tries of Southeast Asia with capiti technical assistance and services. Japanese taxes will be reduced t_ billion yen 'more than 283 mlllio dollars) in the next fiscal year, h raid. Foreign Minister Katsuo Okazat told the Diet Japan will strengthe her ties with the free nations the V set. England's famous coronatio chair has been used at every coro ration of a British sovereign sine 1308. How to take the work out of housework by JOAN GILES PAMPII LIN6UII by putting It In a wide, mesh bag, then washing in your electric washed with dial set (or shorter time, water Mt for "warm." This protecU delicate trims and lacet. (One mutter load coitt lea Oum Ue In electricity I) SAVE CLEANING BIUS by tumbling draperies in your electric clothes dryer for n few minutes. This removes dust and lint, brings them out looking crisp and fresh. (you can spruce up an your curtains this way for a feiu cents' worth oj electricity./ TO KEIF UPHOLSTERY NEW vacuum once a week with brush attachment. Once A month go over upholstery with clean terry towel dipped In cleaning fluid. (You can vacuum six large rugs and all your upholstery /or less than 2c in electricity/) TO THAW FROZEN BAKED GOODS warm them to room temperature before removing wrapper. This prevents moisture from condensing on them and causing sogglness. (Food treezeri are a miracle of convenience, cost only pennies a day /or electricity.) REMOVE STUIBORN CREASE SPOTS from colored napkins by soaking spots in clean- Ing fluid, then washing as usual. To iron, pile the napkins light out of the machine into a towel—and iron quite damp. fYou can Iron twenty napkins tor a penny's worth o/ electricity.) HEAVENLY HAMBURG. ERS come out right every time when you spread salt in skillet first, heat until salt starts popping, put in hamburgers and turn them once. No grease, nu splatter, no fuss! (Von can do dozens of hamburgers tor only pennies in electricity!) "MEET CORLISS ARCHER"-ABC-Frlday s , 8:30 p.m., Central Tim. Ark-Mo Power Co. on Mtrart hooMhol* ntw. OH, MOTHER-R-R!—Motherhood means different things to different people, as you can see from these sculptural interpretations of it in two European art shows. The cement statue at left, in a London exhibition, is by Willi Soukop, who calls it "Mother and Child." Some new angles on motherhood are figured out by Sculptor Emmanuel Auricoste, whose 200-pound, lead "Maternity" (right) is exhibited in Paris. New Developments Seen in British-Egypt Row U.S. Consul ate Official Ready To Be Witness MUNICH, Germany (/P) — Lowell M, Clucas, information officer at the U. S. consulate general here, said today he is ready to testify before Sen. Joseph McCarthy's investigations subcommittee in Washington. Clucas' name was mentioned yesterday in a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing and McCarthy instructed an aide to have him brought to Washington for a "public hearing" before the subcommittee. "I am ot the committee'* disposal," Culcas said when Informed of this. McCarthy criticized Dr. James B. Conant, U. S. high commissioner in Germany, at yesterday's hearing for his defense of Clucas and Theodore Kaghan. Kaghan recently resigned as deputy public affairs director of the High Commission following his appearance before the McCarthy subcommittee. McCarthy did not voice any detailed charge against Clucas but said he was "a twin to Kaghan." On this, Clucas commented: "I can hardly describe that as a iharge." CAIRO, Egypt W)—New developments in the British-Egyptian dispute over the Suez Canal zone, deadlocked since negotiations broke down May 6, are expected shortly with the arrival in Cairo of the Indian and Pakistani Premiers. Political quarters today forecast ;he simultaneous presence here of x>'-h Jawaharlal Nehru of India and Mohammed AH of Pakistan may mark a new start in efforts toward a solution of the Suez problem. Nehru and Mohammed Ali reportedly support Egypt's claim for evacuation or British troops from the Suez base. Both attended the Gommomvealth Conference i n London and reportedly told the other Premiers that the Suez problem must be settled on the bash of an agreement with Egypt. Mohammed AH is expected here June 21 and Nehru is due June 23. Also due in Cairo in the next few lays is Gen. Sir Brian Robertson, commander in chief of British land forces in the Middle East and one of the leaders of the British delegation which started talks with Egypt late in April. Chicogoan Buys Airline Ticket Three Yards Long MEXICO CITY (If} — Mexican Airlines figures one passenger from Chicago is going to need a special carrying case for the ticket he's bought for a trip through the Caribbean, Central and South America. The airline said it had sold a ticket three yards long to William LITTLt LIZ— People who don't mind their pwn business folt into two classes —those with no mind and those with no business. • WA « Diplomats in 110-Degree India Show Some Sense; > They Con Take Off Ties NEW DELHI, India W—Diplomats in India's sweltering capita! appear to be bowing to tho —at least until dinner time. Of- Ilclally, it'e okay to wear tieless sport shirts by day and light suits for cocktails. The new regime was advised in a circular to the diplomatic corps Irom its senior member, Egyptian Ambassador Ismail Kamel Bey. He reported today that the "logic of it seems to be bringing them all around," but stressed that "It's not obligatory." "If any wants to be formal, they'll just be out of step," he added. Diplomats here customarily have worn neckties throughout the day and dinner jackets at cocktail parties, despite New Delhi's 110-degree mid-summer temperatures. A Miller. He plans a business pro- 4 motion tour of 37 cities. The ticket cost 137,000 pesos— $15.820. MATCH THIS WHISKEY VALUE-IF YOU CAN! :l ECHO SPRING KENTUCKY BOURBON i gives you quality, age and value unsurpassed by any leading whiskey NOW 6 YEARS OLD at no increase in price ONLY 3.06 PINT FIFTH Plw mSa tu tt PROOF • tCHO SPRING IISTIUnt NIMH, INIiVHU, HHIIICKT

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