The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 4, 1955 · Page 12
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Friday, February 4, 1955
Page 12
Start Free Trial

PA00 BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1MB 1 Non-Violent' Mystery Death Has Police In Baltimore Stumped BALTIMORE (AP) — A of violence. It was as simple police here and in New York The body was found sprawled across the bed in a room at the Lord Baltimore The clues: The room was registered to a Dr. Edward James Phillips, of New York City. But New York medical directories list no Dr. Ed- Commodity And Stock Markets- New York Cotton <1I:M < Mar 3468 3468 3462 3464 May . 3499 3500 3494 3494 July 3520 3520 3515 3517 Oct 3626 3526 3523 3525 Dc c 3525 3526 3523 3525 New Orleans Cotton Mar .. 3463 3463 3460 3462 May 3495 3495 3492 3494 July 3519 3519 3516 3519 Oct 3522 '3525 3522 3525 Dec 3526 3527 3524 3524 Chicago Soybeans Mar ... 281 282% 279% 280'/ 2 May ... 27T/2 219'/ 2 276% 277',i July ... 274ii 276'/ 2 274 274% Sept ... 2581/4 259i/ 2 251 & 258M, Chicugo Corn Mar ... 151'/B 156!/ 2 May ... 156'/ a 154"/ B 155% 155% 153!' 2 157'/ 2 Chicago Wheat Mar ... 229y 4 230 229i/ 4 229% May ... 227 22?y 8 226!/ 2 22a'/ 2 Hew York Stocks A T and T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Coca-Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central Int Harvester Republic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum Stude-Pak Standard of N J Texas Corp Sears U S Steel 176',', .' eel,-; 531/8 117 . 49 s ; 100 'i . Bl'i . 34i,i . 36" s , 83', 41 53 H 13 llD'i . 92', . 78 '.•'• . 79 7 s Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, 111. im— (USDA)— Hogs 8.200; lower: bulk choice 180-220 Ib 17.00-50; about two decks mostly choice No. 1 and 2 17.60, lowest in more than 25 months; 220-240 Ib 16.50-17.25; 240-270 Ib 15.50-16.50; few to 16.75; 280-325 Ib 15.25-50; 150-170 II) 18.5017.50; few 120140 Ib 15.00-16.25; sows 400 Ib down 14.75-15.25; heavier sows 13.00-14.50; boars mostly 10.00-12.50; few 13.00. Cattle 600, cnlves 300; good steers and heifers at 17.00-21.00; about steady; cows utility and commercial 11.00-13.00: canner and cutter grades 9.00-11.00, occasional lightweight canners as low as 8.00; utility and commercial bulls 13.0014.50; individual head heavy fat bulls 12.00 down; canner and cutter bulls 9.50-12.50: good and choice vealers 24.00-31.00; individual head prime vealers to 33.00; commercial and low good vealers 18.00-24.00; commercial and good slaughter calves 17.00-21.00. man died in bed without a sign as that, but the case plaguing is loaded with mystery. ward James Phillips. A New York acquaintance who had known Phillips for two years says he was a brigadier general in the Army Medical Corps stationed at Ft. Jay in New York harbor. But no such officer is lusted or known by officials at either Ft. Jay or the Pentagon in Washington. No Reservation A dinner honoring Phillips reportedly was to have been given at the Waldorf-Astoria Wednesday night. But the banquet department at the Waldorf said there were no reservations for such a party. Dr. Russell H. Fisher, state medical examiner, said a preliminary autopsy showed the man's death was due to a "potent-acting group of barbiturates" or a simple overdose of phenobarbital. But police found no indications that the man had been taking phenobarbital— no pills or pill bottles. And here's the "piece de resistance" for the amateur criminologist: Phillips' wife said in New York he called her from his hotel room at 12:42 a.m. Wednesday—17 mirmtes after a telegram announcing his death was phoned from a pay station in the lobby. The telegram was sent to Dr. Erna Gutenstein, a New York Dentist, who told police Phillips was a general. She said she had been nvited to the testimonial dinner, but had received a telegram saying: Speaker Dead 'It is with sincere regret that I must inform you that dinner will be canceled Wednesday evening due to sudder) death of Edward James Phillips from heart attack in Baltimore." The wire was signed "Robert Ritter." Police found from Western Union records that the telegram had been sent from the pay station at 12:25 a.m. Wednesday. The body was discovered about 5 p.m. Wednesday after Dr. Gutenstein called the hotel to ask details. Dr. Gutenstein said it was her understanding a retired Army colonel by the name of Robert Ritter was to have been guest speaker at the dinner. Detective Lt. George Klemmick quoted Mrs. 1 Philjips that her husband calld her at 12:42 a.m. to say the dinner might have to be canceled. She said he told her the guest speaker had died. A woman at the Phillips apartment in New York said Mrs. Phillips was in a state of collapse last night after hearing the news and was unable to talk to anyone. She was scheduled lo come here in a few days to identify the body. Lazy New Yorkers NEW YORK (/P)—New York City people itre the worst in the country—and perhaps the world—about littering the streets with unnecessary rubbish and filth, says Sanitation Commissioner Andrew Mulrain. Mulrain says it is caused by nothing more than plain "laziness at\d indifference" of the people. He added that more than 90 per cent of the refuse on the streets could be avoided. He asked appointment of 1,000 men to add to the present force of 40 sanitation patrolmen who haul "Jitterbugs" into court. * The Great Smoky mountains maintain a 36-mile crest of more than 5000-feet altitude, with 16 of the peaks exceeding 6000 feet. HALSELL SCHOOL OF DANCING 209'/i W. Main Ph. 3-6391 Open 2P.M. to'lO P. M. You can quickly learn all the newest dance steps under our expert instruction. • FOX TROT • RHUMBA • WALTZ • TANGO • JITTERBUG • SAMBA -MAMBO- Come in & Let Us Analyze Your Dancing! FIRST LESSON FREE! Call for Appointment! Owned & Operated by Roy E. Halsell COMING SOON Bob Logan Announces a Beautiful New Porcelain Enamel Texaco Service Station Now Under Construction (Station Will Be Leased Locnlly) at the Corner of Ash and Division Tour With Texaco ... Let us heat yourihome and power your farm CARUTHERSVILLE JAYCEES — Shown here are (left to right) Kenneth Cunningham, recently elected secretary-treasurer of the Caruthersville Junior Chamber of Commerce; Al Lawrence, new Jaycee president, and Bud Korver, retiring president. Not pictured is Bill Shelby, new vice-president. (Photo by Sanders) Funderburk Services Set For Saturday Mrs. Rose Lee Funderburk, lifetime resident of Cooter, passed away yesterday at Walls Hospital following a cerebral hemorrhage two weeks ago while visiting her mother, Mrs. 'Essie Self, in Blytheville. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at the Methodist Church, 2 p.m., with the Rev. Marvin Niblack, pastor of the Steele Methodist Church, and the Rev. W. E. Hall, pastor of the Cooter Baptist Church, in charge. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery near Cooter. Survivors include her husband, V. L. Funderburk, three sons, Lois of Cooter, Ray of New York City and Glen of Cooter; five daughters, Mrs. Thomas Johnson, Hayti, Mrs. Howard Czmcnt of ..Cooter, Mrs. Warren Wilkerson of Germany, Mrs. Billy Turner of Temple, Tex., and Mrs. James Hamilton of Cooter; four brothers, Velmer, Oren, and Grady Goff of Blytheville and Dallas Goff of Alton, 111.; four" sisters. Mrs. Dallas Funderburk of Modesto, Calif., .Mrs. Fred Ferguson of Blytheville, Mrs. Whitten Self of Luxora. and Mrs. Ray Johnson of Alabama; and eight grandchildren. Living Test Tube Rats Pampered SPRINGFIELD, Ohio i/B — Pairu pernd rats are an industry in Springfield. Their handlers speak softly and decorously to them. Their food is sterile. Their air is rigorously policed for hostile organisms. TemneniUire and humidity are kept at constant Levels. Antiseptic rats, produced by John M. Rolfsmeyer, are used ;ts living test tubes by scientists. "A rat in three weeks compk'te.s the cycle which takes a human an entire year," Roit'smryer .s:iys. "Their reactions to many foods and drugs are similar to those in man." Visitors to Rolfsmeyer's rat ranch doff their coats and dip their shoes in antiseptic water before entering. These measures will be tightened after he enlarges the building to increase his 1,000-rat U.N. (Continued from Page 1) with other members (of the Security Council) toward a further meeting." The Red Chinese Premier rejected the council's invitation yesterday in a long cable to U.N. Secretary General Dag Hammar- skjold. He said that even if the council ousted Nationalist China, he would send a representative only to discuss the Soviet charges of. U.S. aggression against China, not to debate New Zealand's "cease-fire" proposal for which he was invited. Meeting Expected The council undoubtedly will meet within a few days—possibly Monday—to consider its future course. It already has before a two-point agenda consisting of both the New Zealand proposal and the Soviet charges. There is nothing to prevent a full council debate on both issues, but the delegates acknowledge that you d.on't get cease-fires by adopting resolutions. It had been hoped that the Chinese Communists would send a representative to the U.N. to provide the opportunity for negotiation. Some U.N. diplomats saw in Chan's reply a bid for a conference outside the U.N., where the question of China representation in the U.N. would not be an initial issue. It. was reported that Indian Prime Minister Nehru already has discussed, the idea of a China conference with diplomats and other British Commonwealth prime ministers. herd 15-fold. Then workers will bathe and don sterilized clothing before entering. Attendants speak softly colony rats because LarcenySuspect Bound Over At Caruthersville CARUTHERSVILLE — Roosevejt Hall, 26-year-old Caruthersville Negro, was bound over to Circuit Court here Thursday after preliminary hearing in Magistrate Court on a charge of burglary and larceny. "He was committed to the county jail after failure to make $2,000 bond. His younger brother, Eddie Riley Hall, Jr., pleaded guilty to a larceny charge in Magistrate Court and was fined $25 and costs and sentenced to 90 days in the county jail. Roosevelt is accused of breaking into the Big Star grocery and stealing S78 plus two cartons of cigarettes. His brother is accused of stealing a rifle valued at $8.00. In other court action. Isaac Wells was bound over to Circuit Court and committed the county jail after .failing to make a $1,000 bond. Wells is charged with removing and concealing mortaged property in October, 1953. Big Management FORT WORTH, Tex. (/?)— You'd just naturally expect -this in Texas: a shoe store brags its manager is the biggest in the business. The manager is James Stroud, 6 feet, 9 inches, a basketball star at Texas Wesleyan College here. Foundation Theft NEW HAVEN. Conn. (/T>)—Detectives said the thief who broke into ] a downtown store was either ' 1 > : soiuy to the | a man on the prowl for a gift for a loud or raspy his girl friend, i2> a fat man or (3) mi^ht excite rats into killing their young. a woman. The loot consisted of two Willingham Leaves For Alabama DERMOTT. Ark. Wl-Billy Ray Willingham left here last night for a "mighty fine job" in Alabama after being freed of a first degree murder charge in connection with bludgeon tilling of pretty Mrs. Milton Fuller. Out of police custody for the first time in almost two months, the 19-year-old Alabama box factory worker said on the telephone, "You ain't wrong 1 , buddy, I'm mighty glad to be out of that place." He said his mother had located a "mighty fine job" for him in Alabama and "That's all I want to do...get back to Alabama and take that job." "I don't think I'll come,back to Arkansas again for a while.' ' Willingham's attorney. John F. Gibson of Dermott, brought him to his .home here last night for supper before taking him across the Mississippi River to Greenville, Miss., where he made connections for his home at Florence. Ala. ' • Willingham said he would pick up his wife at Florence and move to the job at Oakland, Ala. He said he didn't know what kind oi a job it was. Thus ended officially one phase of the tangled investigation of the Dec. 12 pre-dawn murder of the 25-year-old Brinkley, Ark., mother of two. With The Courts CHANCERY Gene Robinson vs. Blytheville Soybean Co. The following divorce degrees have been granted: Ruby Holbrooks and Arton Hoi- brooks, Billy Lawrence and Nor- mu Lawrence, Elsie Light and Prank Light, Alvin Stevens and Mary Stevens. Bonds Forfeited In Municipal court today W. M. Wolfe forfeited a $19.75 bond for speeding. J. R. Goolsby, charged with operating a motor vehicle without a state license, also forfeited a $19.75 bond. CAB Member Homed WASHINGTON Wl — President Eisenhower today nominated Ross Rizley, former, Republican congressman of Oklahoma, to be a member of' the Civil Aeronautics Board. '•petted .line: oc count, icy ptovidei a new oniwi-r lo thii old threat — and at o coil to fit your budget. It enablei you. your wile and children lo laic greater hoipilal tervicfi and tore, while ily Hoipilol coverage, tor yovr prelection wl already have hoipilal lailoi RAYMOND ZACHRY . Insurance Agency 118 N. 2nd I'h. 3-8815 «fPS!S!N!INO Lumbermen Target Practice GRAND HAPIDS, Mich. l/Pl— The Board of Education hopes to control snowball tossing through organized snowball bombardment of targets set up on school "rounds. However, the board insists on ordinary bull-eye targets, not fac- simik'S of teachers, policemen, automobiles, top-hatted pedestrians, or animals. ligtifand right for 50-75° temperatures!. IJEMPflWATE suits CARIBBEAN FLANNEL light and lively We call it a "lively" suit. .. this Caribbean Flannel by Hart Schaffner & Marx. It's a fine, light worsted with a soft, rich flannel finish . . . plus a sprightly touch of surface decoration that adds life and interest to the suit. . . and to your appearance. It's a Tempawate suit. . . just right for all 50°-75" J temperatures, indoors or out. Hart Schaffner & Marx tailors it with care nnd precision in the tall, trim Trend model. In fresh spring shades. 111 MAIN ITRIIT IT'S THE END-Here's what fire does to "cold" cash. Guard Captain Ed Widmer, of the Denver, Colo., mint shows how fire melted $1000 in silver coins which were stashed away in an iron pipe. Church News Briefs COMMUNION SERVICES will b* held at the morning worship services at First Methodist Church Sunday morning. At the mornlne services at First Baptist Church, Miss Martha Ann Poster will be soloist. She will sing "So Near to God." by Huller. THE REV. JAMES COGSWELL. Missionary to Japan, will be guest speaker at 11 a. m. worship services at the First Presbyterian Church, Sunday. INTERMEDIATE YOUNG People of First Christian Church tomorrow will go to Marvel, Ark., to attend a youth rally. The Rev. James Rainwater will accompany the group. Replacement Of Blood Asked Family and friends of Roy Mitchell, who has just returned home after undergoing treatment in Memphis, is asking for donations of blood to replace the large quantity which Mr. Mitchell used. Persons interested in giving blood may go to the blood bank located at 106 N. Main, Memphis, Tenn. HDEY & SON GROCERY-MARKET 413 So. 21st St. — Phone 3-4514 -Specials For- SATURDAY and SUNDAY Of Chocolate Milk With each Half-Gallon TERRYLAND SWEET MILK < k.<r~v.^"v^"v>r r 'v.*'"v J «*"v^" - v.^'x_^v^r r '« Hunt's PEACH HALVES 5 cans 950 Campbell's TfWOSOyP2 for 25d Del iMonte 3 fo ,250 350 Quality m Quality MEATS Check These Low Prices ,,,690 ,,690 Quality MINUTE STEAK lb 690 Qualify CLUB STEAK 59d Quality BRISKET STEW ,,190 All meat, fresh GROUND BEEF , n> J90 Pihor ROUND ROAST 1b 490 SAUSAGE 4 lb ,990 Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Frozen Foods of All Kinds Large Grapefruit - 6 for 25* Mrs. Weaver's Home Made Salads and Sandwich Spreads— FREE DELIVERY SERVICE

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free