The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 22, 1955 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, January 22, 1955
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PAW IIGRT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 1958 Massachusetts Prison Convicts Surrender After 80-Hour Holdout BOSTON (AP) — Four desperate, hostage-holding convicts surrendered their stronghold inside ancient Massachusetts State Prison yesterday in exchange for "some glimmer of hope" after their long prison terms. The escape-mad rebel four yielded the five guards and six fellow convict hostages, two gvns and themselves to a seven-man civilian negotiating committee after an 80-hour holdout of snarling death threats. Penal authorities immedJatel + began an investigation into th prison uprising and Massachusetts Atty. Qen. George Flngold said h personally will prosecute the fou who face additional sentences ui to 20 years. No Deal Spokesman for the negotiatini committee, Erwin D. Canhum, ed llor of the Christian Science Mon itor, said the civic group mad* "no bargain or deal" with the con victs but promised to try "to ge something" so the conficts "would have some hope for the future." Canham, whose committee was chosen by the convicts themselves described the tense climax of the discussions inside the grim granite jail like this: "Until the precise moment when (they) pulled their guns from their dungarees pockets, slipped out the clips or bullets, and tossed them on the table before us, we did no know whether the men would choose tragedy or hope. "We had talked, back and * orth for some six hours to try and bring them to choose hope." The convicts, among them notorious bank robber and escape artisi Theodore Green, listed their grievances for the committee. All com 1 plaints concerned the medieval facilities of the 150-year-old bastille which is due to be abandoned later this year for a new prison in Norfolk. Sand Canham: Moving Experience "Teddy Green asked me to step into one of those gloomy dungeons He shut the barred door and turnec out the lights in the corridor. Then in his tense, hard voice, he described life in these cells. That was about 2 a.m. Friday morning, and I have rarely had a more intensely moving 2 a.m. "And so for three solid hours we sat and talked—listened, mostly. The convicts complained of their utter frustration, but most of all of th« horrors of protracted solitary confinement. 'You rot,' they said, "No mawkish note, no false sympathy, no disguise of their crimes entered the discussion .They freely averred they had a debt to pay to society. But they wanted to be brought to trial, to get on with their punishment, and to see whether—way down at the end of the road -— there might not be a year or two of liberty left for them." The five hostage guards, unharmed, clean shaven and refreshed despite their long ordeal of threats and captivity, were reluctant to talk about their experience. Their spokesman. Warren L. Harrington, said "we're tired and that is all." Special Praise The negotiating committee singled out for special praise the Rev . Edward P. Hartigan, the prison's Catholic chaplain, the Rev. Howard P. Kellett, the Protestant chaplain, and Dr. Samuel Merlin, all of whom made constant efforts to end the revolt without bloodshed. The convicts—Green, robber-gunman Walter Balben, rapist Joseph Flaherty, and cop slayer Fritz Swenson—were returned immediately to their cells to await a "speedy trial" promised by Gov. Christian A. Herter. Governor's Councillor 1 'Patrick J. McDonough, a member of the committee, said the convicts "could have held out for an awful long time" in their barricaded cellblock surrounded by heavily armed state police officers. "They served us (the committee! coffee—better than I have had at meny restaurants. "We had sugar and cream. They had plenty of cigarettes. They were well-barricaded." With Canham and McDonough on the negotiating committee were Father Hartigan, the Rev. Mr. Kellett, Dr. Merlin, Sumner H Babcock, president of the Boston Bar Assn., and the Rev .John J. Grant, associate editor of The Pilot, Boston's weekly Catholic newspaper. K MANILA SENIOR QUEEN — Norita Davis has been named basketball queen for Manila High School. She is the daughter of Mrs. Georgia Davis and is president of the Future Homemakers. U.S. (Continued from Page 1) against overwhelming last man forces. The newspaper also said Chiang has ordered Foreign Minister George Yeh to stay on in Washington until further notice. Yeh was reported as saying he was coining home after apparently disappointing talks with Secretary of State Dulles. The Nationalist Defense Ministry said its bombers flew out in six waves during the night against Yikiangshan island and communist shipping in the area. It claimed a hit on an 8,500-ton ship and said bombs sank two ither vessels. All planes returned despite heavy antiaircraft fire over Yikiangshan. he Ministry said. A U.S. military observer team •cached Formosa safely from the Tachens. It consisted of a colonel nd four or five officers and men. Headquarters of the U.S. Military Assistance and Advisory Group icre refused to give details. Two Fliers Killed In Jet Crash SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (£1 — Two Randolph Air Force Base fliers Vere killed last night when their B57B jet bomber crashed and turned one mile south of the base. Randolph Field authorities iden- ified them as Capt.' Charles I. \dams, 33, pilot, Selnia, Tex., and st Lt. John A. Cargill, 26, obser- *r, Larchmont, N. Y. Base operations said the plane 'as making its final approach on Six Youths Before Court in Caruthersville CARUTHERSVILLE — Four 16- year-old boys were sentenced to the Missouri Training School at Boonville and released on probation and two 19-year-old boys were bound over to Circuit Court during the Magistrate Court session j here Thursday. > \ Harry Wilson and Tommy Sisson of Bragg City were bound over by Magistrate Judge Sam J. Corbett, Sr., on burglary charges in connection with a break-in at the Bragg City elementary school building Dec. 31. They waived preliminary animations. Two 16-year-old youngsters also waived preliminary examinations charges of being delinquent minors in connection with the break-in at the school. They were sentenced to the training school and released on probation to the custody of their fathers. Two other 16-year-old boys were released on probation to the custody of their fathers after being accused of being delinquent minors. They also waived preliminary bearings. The two allegedly broke into a store, stole some cigarettes, and 'our batteries from a tractor in front of the store at Pascola on Dec. 31. Chester Smith waived preliminary hearing on a charge of felonious assault and was bound over ;o Circuit Court. Bond was set at Obituary Mrs. Sheppord Dies in Oklahoma Services for Mrs. W. J. Sheppard, former resident of Blytheville who died at her home In Oklahoma City yesterday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Methodist Church in Bcnton, Ky. Mrs. Sheppard, whose husband was connected with 'the air base here during World War II, is a sister of Mrs. Earl Stone of Blytheville. She is also survived by two brothers, Jack Sheppard of Louisville. Ky., and Henry Sheppard of Benton. McCorkle Infant Services Held OSCEOLA — Services for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. McCorkle of Waco, Te\ r ., were conducted at 9:30 a.m. today at Swift Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Robert Dagwell. Burial was in Er- inin Cemetery. I M s. McCorkle is the former Miss ex "tKate Thompson of O^^eola. Oilier 'survivors include a brother, Joseph JUNIOR QUEEN — Prlscilla Wagner, (laughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dub Wagner, is junior basketball queen at Manila. A freshman, she is a member of the girU basketball team. E. McCorkle. Jr. Still Sweetheart, But Another Club Tommie Jo Olive, the Luxora girt farm page yesterday, is sweetheart of the Luxora Future Farmers of America Club. The picture caption identified betas being Burdette KFA sweetheart. Arkansas Draft For March: 143 LITTLE ROCK '.-Pi — Arkansas' contribution to the national draft 32,500 but he failed to make bond I call of 11,000 and was committed to the county j 143 draftees, Col. Hansel T. Wint men for March is James Noel, Negro, waived pre- iminary hearing on a charge of burglary and larceny early in November and was bound over to Circuit Court. He was committed the county jail upon failure to post 32,000 bond. Henry Carter, Negro, was bound over to Circuit Court on a burgla- •y charge after waiving prelimina- •y examination. He was committed the jail after failing to make $2,000 bond. Judge Corbett stated tha't 71 cases were on the docket and 22 them were disposed of. A large lumber was of the traffic violation ype. He said reasons the other cases were not disposed of was n many instances because of con- Jnuances or no arrests. Dulles Plans Vacation WASHINGTON «*—Secretary of State Dulles plans to take a week's vacation in the Bahamas starting week from today. Mrs. Dulles will accompany him on his irst full vacation since he took office two years ago. ts return from nission. a routine training ron Ore Output Down WASHINGTON Oft—The Bureau f Mines estimates iron ore pro- uction in 1954 was 77,864,000 gross ons, a drop of 34 per cent from he record 1953 output 6'f 117.994,769 ross tons. Scholarship for Prodigy KEARNY, N. J. itfV-Karan Helen Zdanoff, 12, who was considered a child prodigy at four, has been awarded a scholarship to study piano at the Jtilliard School of Music. Mark Nevin of Maplewood, the teacher who tested her eight years ago, said: "From the very begining she had demonstrated the unique traits of a child prodigy. She had an ear for music, and could, at once, reproduce tunes. A youngster with a flair for playing piano comes along once in a great many years." BEST SHOE REPAIR IN TOWN HALTER'S QUALITY SHOE SHOP 1M. W. Main fn Osceola ... You may buy th* Courier News at Cramer's Cafe and Reidy Drugs Well Print Your Advertising Message 182,000110165 For $7.00 That's the cost of a one inch ad for one month in the Blytheville Courier News Where, we ask, could you find a better bargain? ers said today. Col. Winters, state director of Selective Service, said it would be :he smallest call for Arkansas since November. 1951. The draft quota fov that month was 130. "Local draft boards in Arkansas :iow are generally filling quotas with men 21-22 years old or older," the colonel said. IK THE PROBATE COURT FOR THE CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JANE No. 2248 BALLARD. DECEASED Notice of Sale The following described property will be sold in accordance with an Drder of the Probate Court for the Chickasawba District of Mississippi County, Arkansas, on February 19,1955, at 10:00 o'clock a. m. at A. R. Ballard residence, Manila, Arkansas. Real Property North half (N!-j) of Lots twenty-five (25) and twenty- six (26) of the C. D. Ashabranner Addition to the City of Manila, Arkansas. Personal Property 1 Living Room Couch, 2 Rocking Chairs, 1 Victrola, 1 Small End Table, 1 Sewing Machine, 1 Oil Heater, 1 9 by 12 Wool Rug, 1 9 by 12 Linoleum Rug, 1 4 piece Bed Room Suite, 1 3 piece Bed Room Suite, 1 Steel Wardrobe, 1 Electric Ice Box, 2 Kitchen Tables. 2 Kitchen Chairs, 1 Wringer-type" Washing Machine. Terms of said sale will be cash nly. .William G. Fox. Administrator of the Estate of Jane Ballard, Deceased. Jerry Poe Dies At Home Near Leachville LEACHVILLE —Funeral arrangements for Jerry Poe, 14, are incomplete, but will be conducted in Monette Baptist Church. Mr. Poe died at his home on Leachville, Rt. i; Wednesday night. He had lived in Mississippi County 36 years, making his home in the Deifore and Wallace Communities before moving to his farm. He is survived by his wife, Mrs, Blanche Poe; six sens, J. Henry Poe. Forrest City, Jerry Poe Leachville. Junior Poe, Leachville, Howard Poe, Li title Reck, James Lee Poe, Little Rock, Franklin Poe, U. S. Navy; se.jn daughters, Mrs. Ellen Brown, Manila, Mrs. Eva Mae Phillips, England,. Mrs. Stella Dortch, LeachviUe, .Mrs. Delia Fay Finley, Leachville, Mrs. Alma Jean Phillips, Leachville, Mrs. Ella Murphy, Heber Springs, Miss Billie Poe, Little Rock Man Gets Labor Post By HAY STEPHEN'S LITTLE ROCK * — Clarence Thornbrough, union printer and veteran employe of the Arkansas Gazette, today was appointed by Qov. Orval Faubus as state labor commissioner. Thornbrough will succeed Joe R. Cash, who has resigned effective Feb. 1. ^Cash's resignation and Thonibrough's appointment were announced by Faubus at a news conference. The governor also announced the appointment of Bill Laney of Malvern to succeed James L. Orilfln of Little Rock as assistant labor commissioner. Cash, an appointee of former Gov. Francis Cherry, was commended by Faubus for his "excellent attitude of co-operation." "He wrote me a very nice letter nnd filled me in on all ofthe labor affairs," the governor said. Thornbrough, a native of Okla- loma, has lived in Arkansas 42 of his 47 years. He joined the Gazette's composing room staff in 1924, ind is former president of Local 92 of the AFL International Typographical Union. The new commissioner's only irevious experience in state (joveni nent came as a member of the ] state Board of Review under former gov. Sid McMath. Canadian Ham Crashes WINNIPEG (ffi T- A two-oiiBlnc Royal Canadian Air Force plane crashed 30 miles southeast of Winnipeg last night and all three crewmen were killed. The plane, on a routine training flight out of Winnipeg, carried an RCAF pilot, and two navigation students. More of Green/ease . ST. LOUIS (/PI — The oonvleUon of two former St. Louis policemen on charges they lied under oath about their Immlling of suitcases containing ransom money in the Greentease kidnaping case was upheld yesterday by the U.S. Court of Appeals. Attention TV Owners! We can now offer you what you have Ions been waiting; for... Picture Tube Guarantee Service For only a small yearly payment, we uiin guarantee your pivtur* tube. Phone or come by our shop and let us explain our ratci and service, Call 3-4257 Days - 3-6704 Nights Leon Robertson's RADIO & TELEVISION SERVICE 515 E. Main Biylhevilie, Ark. POTTER (Continued from Page 1) also convicted as "spies." So far, the State Department has taken the position the U.S. government can not "in good conscience encourage those who may wish to go into an area where the normal protections of an American passport can not be offered." But without saying so, the department indicated it would not block any of the relatives who may want to take up the Red Chinese offer. of the home, Mrs. Loufsa Poe of Monette; four sisters, Mrs. Ehndie Finch, Black Oak, Mrs. Leona Jones, BlytheviUe. Mrs. Cor-: Marriaqe Rote DfODS delia Williams, Nettleton, Miss J r Susie Poe of Monette; 20 grandchildren and one great grandson. Funeral services will be held at Monette Baptist Church with the Rev. Harold White, pastor of Leachville Baptist Church, in charge. Burial will be in Monette Cemetery with Gregg Funeral Home in charge. Negro Deaths C/assie Harris Services for Classic Harris, 70, uho. died Monday at her home at Hightowei 1 , will be conducted Sunday at 1 o'clock at Mt. Bare Baptist Church by Rev, P. J. James. Burial will be in High tower Cemetery. , Survivors include her husband. Albert Harris; and one brother, James Stokes, Chicago. Caston Funeral Home is in charge. Charley Parnell Charley Parnell, 84. died Wednesday at her home on South Broadway. Services will be conducted Sun day at 1 o'clock at Pilgrim Ret Baptist Church by Rev. C. W. Alexander and burial will be in Mt Zion Cemetery. He leaves a son, Ernest Parnell CasLon Funeral Home is in charge. NEW YORK (/Pt— The Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. reports the marriage rate in 1954 was the lowest in 20 years—9. 1 per 1,000 population compared with the all-time high of 16.2 in 1946. NOTICE TRUCKS - TRUCKS - TRUCKS "A LICENSE FEE of S5.00 per annum is hereby levied upon each motor vehicle operating for hire or profit on the street of the City, regardless of whether the owners or operators live or reside in said City or elsewhere." (Excerpt from Ordinance No. 129 of the Ordinances of the City of Blylhevillc, Arkansas.) All License Fees shall be due and payable during the month of January of each year. TO AVOID PENALTY' _ I-KOCURE YOUR TRUCK TAGS PRIOR TO MIljMGHT JANUARY 31. GITY of BLYTHEVILLE ORDINANCE NO. 556 An ordinance prohibiting the sale, circulation, or keeping or exposing on news stands or other ; place of sale, any obscene, vulgar or indecent papers, books or per- ' odicals of any kind in which is illustrated any indecent or vulgar pictures or language; the sale or j disposition to minors under the age i of 18 years, of any crime comic book: defining the term "crime. comic book," and providing for; penalties. ! (A copy of this ordinance in its entirety being on file in the office I of the City Clerk.) | Passed: Jan. 18, 1955 | E. R. JACKSON, Mayor Attest: w. I. MALIN, i City Clerk ! Hi-Way Drug Main & Division Ph. 2-2019 Hours: 8 a.m. io 9 p.m. t FKEE DELIVERY • Fountain Service with Fortune's Ice Cream Stewart's Drug Alain & Lake Ph. 2-2822 Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. • Dependable Service Licensed Pharmacist At Roth Stores Attention Effective immediately, we will operate on the following schedule. 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