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THURSDAY, JUTT'9, 1053 •LYTHEVTJ T,E fARKT COURIER NEWS PACE SEVEH A Little Girl Vanished from Lives Of Her Sad, Bewildered Parents By GRAHAM BERRY COMPTON, CaU.(AP)—How would you feel if your little girl or boy suddenly vanished completely from your life? , Here Is the reaction of Mr. and Mrs. Owen Nolan, foster parents of 8-year-old Stella Ddrlene, Who disappeared 19 days ago today without leaving a trace. The blue-eyed, blonde youngster was last seen at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 20, playing with other children near a refreshment stand operated by Mrs. Nolan at Auction City, a shopping center in nearby Norwalk. "Somebody must have seen her being' taken," said Mrs. Nolan, 40, as she and her husband, 45, sat in their trailer home talking with friends. "I think somebody is holding back information." Outside, Darlene's fat little dog Pal panted in the heat and gazed inquiringly at passing children. Her cat Mittens lay in the shade under her child's chair in front of the trailer. Hard to Sleep Mrs. Nolan and her husband, a truck driver who recently retired as a chief aviation machinist's mate after 21 years in the Navy, are attempting to resume some sort of pattern in their lives. It's difficult to sleep. "I'll never give up hope as long " as. there's breath in my body," said Mrs. Nolan. "But it's getting harder to feel that she's safe and alive." Looking toward her husband, she added, "But he believes that she's alive." He ,nodded thoughtfully. "The police told us we must prepare ourselves to face anything," declared Mrs. Nolan, a tall woman with intense brown eyes. She recalled the case of 6-year-old Rochelle Gluskoter, whose skeleton was found on the desert 18 months after she disappeared in 1946. "I hope Darlene was taken by some woman with a mother's complex 'who has not harmed her and that she will be seen somewhere and saved. "God Help Him" "I do know in my heart and soul that she was taken by force. She never would have left by herself." The Nolans have had the girl since she was 5 days old. The natural mother, Mrs. Betty Jean Stalcup Eckols, now living in Breckenridge, Tex., gave the child to the Nolans for adoption. "If only whoever's got her would Kiss of Death Gets German Bride Convicted OAKLAND, Calif, m _ A stolid 32-year-old German war bride has been sentenced to from five years to life for the "kiss of death" murder of her husband. William Pelton was found shot to death in his car on a lonely road near Niles, Calif., Feb. 1. On his forehead was the lipstick imprint of a woman's kiss. Mrs. Hildegard Garni Pelton was nabbed by the FBI in New York city a month later after a widespread search. She confessed she shot her husband because he was cruel to her and then kissed him because she still loved him. She was found guilty of second degree murder and will become eligible for parole in 2Vj years. Helped Wife... To Suicide LONG BEACH, Calif. UP}— A man who police say loaded a gun to help Ills wife commit suicide has been freed. It's not against the law to kill yourself in California, the dis- , trict attorney's office holds — or to aid a suicide either. Deputy Dist. Atty. Ted O. Sten released Oswald Christiansen, 38- year-old painter, observing: "How can a person be guilty of a felony as the result of aiding and abetting a deed which is not contrary to law?" Christiansen had been arrested after the funeral of his wife Arta, 1 38. Police said she had brought him a rifle on July 4 and asked him to load it so she could kill herself. Christiansen did and she fired the weapon, officers said. There was no witness to the act. Sten said a state law which made it a felony to abet a suicide had been declared unconstitutional. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ANNEX TERRITORY Notice is hereby given that a petition has been filed in the County Court for the Chickasawba District of Mississippi County, Arkansas, by E. B. David and Rovene C. David, his wife, who are the owners of the turn her loose near a policeman," I property mentioned herein, for .the Nolan said. "He wouldn't have to annexation of the following proper- show himself. She'll go to the officer." Mrs. Nolan took a deep breath. • "Whoever took her, God help him!" Lions Hear Address By Brown The Rev. E. C. Brown, pastor of the First Baptist Church, told members of the Kiwanis Club yesterday that adult delinquency ij more of a major problem today than juvenile a?linquency. The Rey.!')Mr. Brown spoke at the weekly meeting of the Kiwanis Club in Hotel Noble yesterday. ."Our trouble today is jidult delinquency, not juvenile delinquency, '' the Rev. Mr. Brown said. "We, as adults, are inclined to become delinquent in the old fashioned teaching of righteous living and as a result we have juvenile delinquency." The ,Rev. Mr. Brown spoke to the Kiwanians on "A Winning Combination. '' The winning combination he said, is the home, church, school and state. He stressed these four Institutions as the solid foundations of righteous living and said that above fcll faith and love for God and our fellow man is an absolute essential to the success of this "winning combination." "One answer to our youth problems of today is a return to the old fashioned teaching of plain down to earth principals," he said. \ "We have failed in the teach-! ty to the City of Blytheville, Arkansas: That part of the northeast quarter of section 17, township 15 north, range 11 east, belonging to E. B. David and Rovene , C. David, his wife .that lies south of Main Street of Blytheville; west of Twenty-first Street of Blytheville and north of the right-of-way of the St. Louis — San Francisco Railway Company, being the property that is being platted by the said E. B. David and wife as the Elmwood Gardens Addition to the City of Blytheville, Arkansas. Dated at Blytheville, Arkansas, on this Gth day of July, 1953. Marcus Evrard, Attorney for Petitioners j 1 '9-16-23 WARNING ORDER Yn Hie Chancery Court, Chickasawba District, Mississippi County, Arkansas. Ed Tramble, Ptf. vs. Oliver Phillips and David Phillips, Dfts. The defendants, Oliver Phillips and David Phillips, is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff. Ed Tramble. Date this 30th day of June, 1953. Geraldine Listen, Clerk Ed B. Cook atty. 7[2 9-16-23 , Ings of old fashioned righteous- ' day's meeting. 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