The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 7, 1955 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, February 7, 1955
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HKMTW1LVB BCYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS MONDAY, FEBRUARY T, W8S fk§ Old Con Game Case of Mysterious 'Doctor' Solved BALTIMORE I/K—The case of Edgar Fassburg, of Brooklyn, N.Y., confidence man, drafl clocls- er and Impostor who carried his last pose right through to his own self-inflicted death, has ended here. The file has been sent to New York police. Yesterday officer spent four hours explaining to Passburg's wife that he was not Dr. Edward James Phillips — as she and many others apparently had believed for more than two years — birt a man who never graduated from high school. Bunko A'rlist He was nol a brigadier general Commodity And Stock Markets- N«w York Cotton U2:3» (imitations) Mar 3459 3459 3449 3449 May ' 3490 3490 3470 3480 July 3511 3514 3505 3507 Oct 3519 3521 3511 3515 Dec 3522 3524 3515 3516 New Orleans Cotton Mar 3456 3456 3446 3446 May 3483 3489 3479 3479 July 3513 3515 3505 3505 Oct 3522 3524 3512 3513 Dec 3525 3527 3514 3522 Chicago Soybeans Mar ... 281'A 281'A 280 279^ May ... 278 278 276& 277ft July ... 276 27G 273% 274>' = Sept ... 260& 260'/a 258% 259ft Chicago Corn Mar ... 153ft 153'.-:, 152?8 153 May ... 155*£ 155 J/ z 155'/a 155',3 Chicago Wheat Mar ... 229 1 :, 229's 227^ May ... 226! i 22G% 224'1 228 225 New York Stocks STOCKS. A T and T Anier Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Coca-Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward . N Y Central Int Harvester Republic Steel Socony Vacuum Stude-Pak Standard' of N J ...... Texas Corp Sears U S Steel 177 . 66': 54 115'i 08 T ; 117' . 50'. 102 . 81 33-\; . 36 . 84V . 54', . 12--, no-; . 93', . 80'. . 79 Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. 111. (/B—(USDA)—Hogs 11.20U: moderately active; barrow.s and gilts mostly 25-40 higher with instances 50 higher, particularly on weights under 180 Ib; sows 25 higher; bulk choice 180-220 Ib If.25-85, largely 17.75 down; choice No. 1 18.00: 220-240 Ib 10.75-17.50; 240-270 Ib 15.75-lfi.76; few to 17.0n;.280-3Bf) Ib 15.50-75; 150-170 Ib 17.00-75: sows 400 Ib down 15.00-50; heavier sows 13.25-14.75; boars 10.00-13.00. Cattle 5.000. calves 800: relatively little done early on steers :mcl butcher yearlings ahhouuh a tew lots good and choice showing firmness at 22.00-26.50; cows moderately active, fully steady; utility and commercial 11.00-13.00; cnn- ners and cutters 9.00-11.00; bulls and vealers steady; utility and commercial bulls 13.00-14.50: can- jiers and cutters 9.50-1'J.fiO; good and choice vealers 24.00-31.00: individual head prime to 33.00: commercial and low good 18.00-24.00. in the Army Medical Corps, but a man known to the FBI as an experienced bunko artist who had at various times passed as a lawyer and Marine officer as well as a physician. Fa.s.sburg died Wednesday of an overdose of a barbiturate, and the death was ruled a suicide. Before he died he: Telegraphed a friend, Dr. Edna, lhat a testimonial dinner which was supposed to have been given for him in New York had been called off because of his own death — and .signed the telegram with the name of a "guest speaker." Telephoned his wife 17 minutes later thai the dinner was called off because the "guest speaker" had died. Then a few hours later, he killed himself. It took police until Saturday night to unravel the mystery of "Dr. Phillips' " identity, with the help of an FBI fingerprint check. "Wonderful Person" Mrs, Phillips, who married Phillips Ails. 30, 1952, told police he was a "very lonely and wonderful person." He left for work at Governor's Island every morning, siie said, and talked of his medical duties convincingly. The FBI said that Fassburg evidently had fooled another Woman. He was married previously under the name of Dr. Edgar Allen Lowe, but It was annulled when the wife learned of his true identity. The federal agents said Fassburg usually carried white uniforms and medical books to further his career as a doctor, and sported a Phi Beta Kappa key. He was a convincing speaker on psychology, music, medicine and military j science, they added. EVACUATION (Continued from Page 1) during the current phase of the operation ... Up to now everything is according to schedule." The, quotes were attributed to Vice Adm. Alfred M. Pride, commanding the U. S. 7th Fleet. A group of 180 technical air control service men of the Nationalist air force and a detachment of infantry arrived in Keelung from the Tachens Monday. They had boarded their landing ship before the decision to evacuate had been made. Communist artillery pointed ominously Lit the Tachens from newly captured Yikiangshan, only eight miles away, and hundreds of Russian-built MIG15 jets were poised on mainland bases but there was no report of interference. Nationalist press reports said the evacuation of the Yu Shan Islands, 35 miles' northeast of the Tachens, and Pishan. 32 miles southwest of the Tachens, also had started. "Danger" Cited Red China's Peiping radio called the U. S. decision to help evacuate the Tachens a "war provocation . . . fraught with the danger of starting a major war." The broadcast said the Eed army was "closely watching the development of this situation," AP Correspondent Forrest Edwards, aboard the carrier Yorktown, said Navy Banshee jets roared off carrier decks .shortly before midnight to fly patrol over the Tache-n.s. The evacuation was expected to take from 7 to 10 chiyH. AP Correspondent. Jim Becker, aboard the amphibious flagship Esles, reported a strong amphibious force had joined the 7th Fleet i'or the operation. Under command of Rear Adm. Lorenzo Sherwood Sabin Jr., a tough Texan, the amphibious force steamed into Fornmsan waters from Sam on, where it had evacuated Indochi- nese from North to South Viet Nam. "If I a in fired upon I will fire back," Sabin said. ."If we are in there e vacua ting when we are fired on we will assume they are finnii on u.s." "We must be prepared for any eventuality." Sabjn told hi;; forces. "Be alert. Be on guard and keep your heads. We have a job to do and we will do it." Sit bin his force was not lookmu for a fiuht. Ili-aily for Action "We are not goini;' in there shooting," the admiral said. "But we are prepared to go into action if we are opposed—and we shall." Becker saict the 7th Fleet ann:ula coursing; off the China coast was made up of 75 warshius. Navy .s o u r c e s in Washington were morn specific. They listed (i fast carriers — the Midway, Wasp, Kearsarge, Essex, York- town and Princeton— 2 cruisers, 36 destroyers, 5 submarines and 15 mine sweepers among the combat ships. These did not include amphibious ships of the U. S. and Chinese Nationalist navies Assigned the actual evacuation task. The Tachens area has been mined by Communists, fleet sources said. Underwater demolition teams and mine sweepers were assigned to patrol the area. The evacuation of the Tach- ens loomed as a tough chore, even without Communist opposition. Beaches'there are few and rocky. Tides run from 16 to 18 feet. Sabin said loading time would be cut to. only six hours daily. Much heavy equipment must be moved over the Tachen beaches. The Nationalists were dug in with heavy equipment for a long stay. Nationalist sources estimated at least 41.088 regular troops, guerrillas and civilians were on the Tachens, Yu Shan and Pishan. Chiang Kai-shek's 46th Division, about 10,000 troops stationed mostly on upper Tachen, will be brought to Formosa. There were indications 4,000 guerrillas on the Tachens would be taken to MaUsu and Quemoy after a stop on Nanchishan Island. 80 miles south of the Tachens. Such a redeployment would be carried out by the Nationalist navy with the U. S. 7th Fleet covering only withdrawals to Formosa. Most of the 15,000 or more,civilians were on Lowe r Tachen. Sources said most had signed up to leaVe. Chinese press reports said Nan- rhishan would be held as a "northern shield for Formosa." About 5.000 troops were reported stationed there. Yu Shan, a small island group the Reds have attacked repeatedly, has about 500 civilian fishermen and 850 guerrillas. Pishan, a base for past Nationalist raids on the mainland 12 miles away, Jia.s L',400 guerrillas and 1,173 civilians. Obituary Sander Services HeldarHayti HAYTI — Funeral services for Norman ELwood Sander, who was killed in an automobile accident near here Wednesday night, were conducted Saturday at the Methodist Church in Commerce, Mo. The Rev. A. D. Stanley officated with burial in the Oakclale Cemetery at Commerce. German Funeral Home of Hayti was in charge. Mr. Sander was killed when he apparently fell asleep and his car .smashed into the first iron bridge north of here, according to Trooper Ed Kelsey of the Missouri Highway Patrol. Mr. Sander was born in Commerce and had lived there most of his life. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Joy Sander; four sons. Norman Sander, Jr., Mark Sander, Keith Sander and Kevin Sander; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gustav Sander; a brother, Ralph Sander; six sisters, Mrs. Leo Ledure and Mrs. John Graff, all of Commerce, Mrs. Lee Buthridge and Miss Shirley Sander, both of St. Louis, Mrs. Woodrow Nowland of Fornfelt, Mo., and Mrs. Jewell Wells of Illmo, Mo. Stovall Rites Are Held Today Funeral services for Edgar Leon Stovall, who died at his home in Keiser Saturday, were conducted this afternoon at Garden Point Church with burial in Garden Point Cemetery. He was a native of Tupelo, Miss.. was 76 years old and had made his home in Keiser for the past 23 years. He leaves his wife, two sons, Frank Stovall, Los Angeles, A. D. Manus, Keiser; five daughters, Mrs. Mary Hall, Memphis, Mrs. Cliff Harris, Memphis, .Mrs. Garvis Wheeler. Rosedale. Miss., Mrs. Marjorie Welch, Raleigh, Tenn., Mrs. Raymond Diidine, Keiser: three bothers, J. O. Stovnil, Memphis, Alfred Stovall. Dallas, Tex., Porter Stovall, Lake Charles, La., and one sister, Mrs. Dobie Armstrong, Marked Tree. Swift Funeral Home is in charge. OPEN WIDE. PLEASE—'Hint's what fireman George Dooley, of Philadelphia, could be telling this whale-resembling item. However, it isn't a whale, but only the explosion-opened end of a tank truck. The "tongue" was formed by the liquid tar product flowing from the truck. Chinese Reds Get Hot After Freeze Out by UN Group TOKYO (Ji — The Chinese Reds, frozen out of a world weather meeting, are kicking up a storm about it. Tu Chang-wang, director of the Communist weather bureau, loosed a hot blast over the Peiping radio today, denouncing the World Meteorological Organization. Tu expressed outrage because the \VMO turned down a Communist Chinese delegate to its Asian meeting 1 and accepted a Chinese Nationalist instead. Gilliicmd Services Conducted at Dell'* 6 / Nixon Drafi Asked | Viet Nam Reds | Want Trade With South LONDON, Feb. 7 LW—Peiping radio says Communist North Viet Nam, convinced .the solidarity ,of the Vietnamese people is "indivisible," wants to set up normal relations twith the non-Communls South. The broadcast quoted a weekend statement by Communist Vice Interior Minister Phan Van Bach that the Communists stand ready to "grant all facilities" to Vietnamese on both sides of the border for carrying out business, scientific and sporting activities. Hew Celery Cutter BYRON CENTER. Mich, itf — { The Lubber Brothers — Garrett. Jay and Bernard — got tired of the tedious job of cutting celery. ]aml invented what they chum is . the first machine-operated celery | ! picker. They used to harvest three-! • quarter;:; of an acre a day from j ! their 70-acres of celery. Now. Jay «:tys. they can cover l|j acres daily. The Gar re it machine, shears the celery plants with two hydrrui- i lically operated V-?h:iped cutting ; blades. The forward motion of the | machine forces the celery up into : a chute. Conveyors carry the : plants to workers who trim excess j iolia;.;e. The t'elcry then is thrown i to- another belt which loads it on wagons. The Garretts say they built their machine for §2,000. Mrs. S. O. Mcaclor GilliJand. 43. passed away at 8:40 Saturday night fit her home ar Dell. Mrs. Gillilancl is survived by her husband. .Clyde Gilliland; her .father, A. P. Meador of Dell; one brother, Pearl Meador of Dell and a sister, Mrs. Bertha Smith, also ot Dell. Services were held at 2:30 todav at. the Baptist Church at Dell with Rev. H. G. Wilks, pastor, conducting and assisted by Rev. R. E. Jones. Pallbearers include Earl Roren, Dallas Brown lee. W. L. Dyre, Ed Harden, Raymond Southard and Paul Gilliland. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery. Cobb Funeral Home was in charge. §AN DIEGO. Calif, (ff) — The state convention of Young Republicans of California yesterday adopted a resolution calling for the drafting by public demand of President Eisenhower and Vice President Nixon for re-election in 1956. Mumbers Gome Traffic Mishap Reported A collision, involving cars driven by Mrs. L. F. May of 521 South Lake and James Warren, Route 3, occurred at the corner of Fifth and Chickasawba yesterday. Fenders of both cars were damaged, police reported. Slubber the Crimper hnl^to^ BOSTON W t - Looking for n cU-manas (or municipal auto ta<r ; slubber-doffer or a crimper? >j n i : The Employment Security olfice * Citv Councilman Hokn S. Wynne' will be ;:!ad to located thorn for you. struck :u the problem with a rcvo-1 A s!ubbrr-dofft>r is a worker ex- Huion. wnich wns adopted imnni- \ pcrirnrrd in removing full bobbins nimbly. 10 soil 25 tn::s with No. 1 | fv>m testilu wimlnig machines and 0:1 thi'in for 1C").";. i P- 't'Hir: brek.n yarn. And a nose "And if thip tiuL'sn'i fill the nut-.'s i ci'impf-r. is ;ai employe who places ihi.-> year, we ci'n pet more next CM:miners over ihc end—or nose- time." V.'ynne s:iicl. ' o: a hV'tal aircraft floatlipht. WYNNE, ARK., GIRL 15 Other Awards Are Made in Arkansas EL DORADO, ARK., FEB. 7 Martha Jane Womack, 10-year-old junior at Wynne. Ark., High School, has won a $1.000 college scholarship in the current Lion Oil Essay Contest. Essays for this contest were on the subject, "How To Preserve American Freedom." Martha Jane is the only daughter of the Hev. and Mrs. H. I). Womnck. Her father is a Methodist minister and her mother is ;i former school teacher. She has one brother, James. The winner is a member of the Beta Club, an honor society. She was elected Sweetheart of the Future Farmers of America chapter in Wynne this school year, She has entered four earlier Lion Oil contests, but this is the first time she has won an award. She plans to attend Ilcn- drix College at Conway, Ark., and hopes to become a social worker after completing her education. Mrs. H. E. Ncblctt, English teacher at Wynne High School, • was Martha Jane's teacher-sponsor. She earns a $200 cash award. Mr. Vcrnon Jarncs, principal of the school, received $100 to. purchase books for the schooiTfbrafy. He said, "The Lion Oil essay"contests are doing a wonderful job." Tennessee Girl Wins Sandra Duncan, 15-year-old Junior nl East Nnshvillo Senior High School, Nashville, Term,, is winner of a $1,000 Lion Oil Col- logo Scholarship in Zone "B." She plans to attend Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, to major in Journalism nn^ dramatics. Alabama Girl Is Winner Dcjty Sue Crow, 18-year-old 1 » senior at Dneatnr. Ala., High School, won n $1,000 scholarship in Xone "C." She plans to at lend Ibe University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, to major in mathcmutics or chemistry. Merit Award Winners—Xonc "A" Arkansas winner;; of $25 Merit Awards in Xonc "A" are: 1'atricia Greenwood, Watson Chapel Hitfh School (Pino Hluff J; Grover Newsome, Winlhrop Hi; n 'h School; Anna Piltmnn, Hot Springs Hijih School; Valerie St. John, Mcna Hi^li School; George Harnos, El Dorado Hi«h School; ,I;»irttc Gillum, Fourchc Valley Hi^h School (Brij!(4sville); Shirley Ilcnard, T. A. Kulrall High School (Marianna); Merilyn Lee, PrescoU HU;h School; Dale IManninj;, North Little Rock l!lf!h School; Alire M. McHiufhcs, Murfrooshnro HiRh School; Susie I'ryor, Fort Smith Senior Hiph School; .John Sounders, West Memphis High School; Unid St LbtL Coal Hill High School: Floyd Stamiifurd. Lake Hamilton High School (Hot Springs); Martha Ann Wilson, Conway High School. Tud u (f lh<_ contest were: Dr. C. R IJrt'hm. Prt'.idt'nl; Mr. Julian Harris, Director, O nice of Public Relations and Information; md Mr. Grady L. Adkissun, A ist-uit Ut i i of the Office of Ad- nn ion ill frnrn the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn. ird-Stmlcnt Conicsi Open The third Lion Oil Student Essay Contosi of the lfl5-l-.J. r ) .school year is under way and closes March 4. The essay subject is "How To He A Good Citizen." Award.s include three $1,000 scholarships; 45 Merit Awards of. $25 each; iii)d $100 cash prizes lo schnkirsixip winners' schools. Teacher-sponsors of winners also earn prizes. For complete information, get rules booklets from your principal, from your Lion Oil Dealer or write the Lion Oil Scholarship Fund, El Dorado, Ark. Teacher Contest Kcing Judged The teacher essay contest on "How I Can Prepare My Students For Successful Living' 1 closed February -I, and entries arc now being judged. Top prices are three $1,200 graduate .scholarships. Why Fund Was Established The Director of the Lion Oil Scholarship Fund says, "We believe in the South ... arc eager to assist its sons and daughlcrs--our good neighbors." o you Need? - Get it fast a low cost want Thrifty women — and men, too — read our classified ads every day for the best reason in the world: YOU SAVE! ! Want ads in this paper are a market place for everything you want to buy, sell, or swap and — for expert services. . . . Get the classified shopping habit, now. ... we will help you write the Ad! Ads placed before 5 p.m. will appear next day, except for Monday's paper when ads must be placed by noon Saturday. All classified advertising payable in advance. i BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS US r Red Officials In Beer-Tossing Vienna Incident Vienna, Austria 1/11—U.S. and Soviet authorities swapped spy charges and countercharges over the weekend as a result of u beer- tossing episode involving two Americans and a Russian consular official. The Russians accused the Americans of luring Soviet Consul B. J. Nalivaiko to a cafe and trying to bribe him to go over to the U. S. side. The Soviets said their consul became "enraged" and "decisively rejected the attempt." The U. S. Embassy tagged Nali- vaiko an agent provocateur and hinted the Russians staged the incident In order to tighten police control in Vienna. Austrian police looked on the affair as a clash of American and Russian intelligence forces that had flared into the open. The get-together occurred Satur- day at the Gat'tenbau Cafe In VI- emm's international sector. Nalivai- ko joined the Americans —Robert Gray, formerly of Palls Church, Va., niul a Col. Francis Manning for a beer. Austrian police said that after the three had chatted awhile, the Russian suddenly jumped up shouting and dashed his beer in the face of one of the Americans. Uniformed Russians quickly appeared and tried to grab Gray and Manning, they said, but the two barricaded themselves in a washroom. Lalcr thp international police patrol arrived and took the Americans away, turning them over to U. S. authorities. Legion Members Attend Meeting Five members of Dud Cason Post 24 of the American Legion met with officials of the West Memphis Legion Post last week to discuss District XII business. They were Marshall Blackard, district commander; C. R. Cronk, Morris Osment, C. Shaw and Floyd Tale. Head Courier News Classified Ads. SEE This Array Hollywood Favorites. .. HEAR a Parade of Your Favorite Tunes A full-Color, Full-Length Pittvre You'll enjoy nvory packed program —in will delight young and old »liko AND IT'S ALL FREE PLUS ft N e w Gordon Family Hit Also, "What's NEW for 1953" "Oddities in .Farming" "Power Steering Takes Over," and Added Short Subjects ROXY THEATER Tomorrow - 9 A.M. Tomorrow! FEB. 8 issco Implement Co. S. 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