The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 12, 1947 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 12, 1947
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1!M7 Recluse, 70, Kills Man, Fights Cops Aged Greek Holds Off 75 Officers After Shooting Nephew Hy Albrrf Pkfcrrcll ullnltrd Press Staff Correspondent T^ SAUSALITO, Cal., Dee. 12, (UP) —Mui'dei' charges were to be filed ycitcrciay acainst a diminutive 10- ycar-old waterfront recluse who fhot Jijs jicjAcvv over a debt, set fire to the body nnd battled officers for an hour and a half before belirtc smoked out from his barricaded houseboat. Ocoi'Bc Kasolas' five-year feii'.l with his ticphcw, Pete Hadgcs, 56. exploded yesterday when I lie aged man stood on the deck of his houseboat, one of the mam crale-Jike ftructures v!i:it line, the downtown waterfront here, ami sent a blast of homemade shoic.ii)) slugs through Hadses 1 body. Kasolas Ihcn dashed down to Madges' body, doused it with gasoline and 1 unied it, into a human torch. The berserk attack was \vit- ncs.scd by several persons, some o! them at lunch on the picturesque wharf I hat lies across the bav from San Francisco. Police said the slugs stnric Hadges In the shoulder and stomach but did jiot kill him. He Ijtirn- ed to death in the pool of btirniiu- gasoline. " llxUles 75 Officers The tough, leather-faced old Greek then barricaded himself in Ills three-room shack- houseboat ana stood off 75 officers for »n hour a:id' a half. Police sent teal- gas shells through \\iitdo\\s of the shack and dropped others through hastily chopped holes in the roof. Kasclas lei go with occasional blasts of his shotgun. M Police sent bursts of machine- *5un fire through the tiny shuck, loom by rocm. As they sent a blast into the thiid room, kasolas walked out and surrendered. Police found six wallets on him. containing a total of 52,650. He asked police, in broken Enslish: "What, would you do? He break In my honfe. He steal my bond.;. What would you do?"' Mrs. Hjurclies Madges, the victim's widow, said that her husband had been Eood »o Kasolns, siring him ?. place to live and letting him work lor room and board. The Madges lived nearby and owned the shack Kasolas lived in. Kasolas was ta.ken to Martin County Jail at Sail Hafael where he was held, pending the filing of formal charges. JHATJIEVILLE (AHK.) COURIER NEWS Red Strength In Non-Soviet Europe Wanes WASHINGTON, Doc. 12. iUP> — A House Foreign Affairs Comnilttcc member recently returned from Europe salt! today Communists have lost their chance for |»llllMl victory in non-Soviet Europe mul must decide "within a few months" whether to resort to force. "If they do not choose a violent strike for power in France nnd Iialy then for tl)c time being the limits of Communists", expansion after World War II have been set for the western world." .said n C p. Franklin J. Maloney, R., Pa. In n report made public by the Foreign Artalr.s Committee, Maloney said a political swing to the left ihal followed the war has been linked. Communist .strengl!i, he said Is on the rienline. "It Is Impossible for an outsider lo deduct the solution which Communist minds will reach," Malonoy said. "Por the moment It cnn only be said that the Communist hope for early victory in Europe through ipRRi democratic politics is dead for years to come." i Russia Agrees to Ship [Coarse Grain to Britain \ LONDON. Doc. 12. (UP) — Rus- j sia has agreed to ship Britain a ".substantial quantity" nf coarse grains from the 1947. harvest,' Harold Wilson, president of tho iioni/l i of Trade,' announced today | Wilson told Commons he 'reached an 'agreement in principle with Soviet negotiators in Moscow on all aspects of a trade pact and modification of. the terms of repny- ment of a 5520,000.000 wartime crc- dit to Russia. He said (he trade agreement included quantities, prices and detailed terms and conditions of » i contract for coarse grains. 1 No. 2!) 1AFL) settled Ihcl'r wage I demand with Fort Smllh mnrter | plumbers. The union originally had sought an increase from $1.75 to 52.15 an hour. SAAD Soviets Destroy Air Raid Shelter That Hitler Used BERLIN. Dec. ]2. (UI>) — f(u> slan army engineers'.'rd-iv blew up me underground air mid 'shelter where Adolph Ilitle- and his mistress, Kvn llrnun, reportedly committed suicide as the war ended. The dynamite blast ended any remaining hope that bones or nlli.-r relics of the fuherer will be found In the Reich chancellory slicltrr The bunker, buried beneath the once-beautiful lawn behind III'- ler's chancellory office in midtown Berlin, has been tlio prea-- cst postwar sight-seeing nunirlinn In Berlin. It has been the fo.-al point ot the most Intensive search ever conducted for one man. Streets In th c vU-lnUy ol the bunker wen' roped off by German policemen and IMisMiin milUarv police. Twenty Soviet soldiers unit engineers unit down into the shelter lo plant the cnarges "There was a Minding flush, Ihcn a muffled roiir," a Cimunn liholograptier who witnessed thc event said. "Thcu flames beuan raiiim; out nf the partially des- troyeil entrance. For a second li looked like the (op of ,\ volcano " Stones from the shattered bunker rained through I lie broken wnlls nr the fliaiu-ellery. some hindnl In In what v,;is left or (he, huge room thai used t,, i, 0 Hitler's office. Insecticides containing the i-hcm- ieaj known ;< . s chlordane. or iien- mie hi-xa-.'hloiide. nre now being extensively ,, MX | f() ,. grasshopper control, hoih as dusts mid .vjuays Fort Smith Plumbers Get Raises, End Strike . FORT 'SMITi:;,-. Ark.. Dec. VI (UPi _ fort Smith plumbers returned to u-ork yesterday after a 10-dny strike which won' them » 23-cent-an-tiour wage increase to f.$2 an hour. More than 50 members of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local MAYONNAISE « .t»*..the Best! ] Distributed by L I). Fleming FIEXSTCEL FOR GRACIOUS LIVING LUXURIOUS •2 PC. , FLEXSTEEL *' LIVING ROOM SUITE $194.95 others to $253.95 This smo.'ily designed, richly upholstered suite, with hardwood frames (all exposed wood is SOLID WAINUT) offers the ul- HEXSTEEL CONSTRUCTfON mosl in lasting comfort. ™ FLEXSTEEL is a one-piece, flexible steel, slol construction which always holds its shape and is £ practically indestructible . . . be- f cause Ihcre is no webbing lo sag," no twine to break, no coil springs to become loose. INSIST ON FlEXSTeEl!!l ALVIN HARDY FURNITURE 113 East Main St. Phone 2302 Suspect Balks At Taking Lie Detector Test WAUl'UN. SVls., Deo 12. (Ul>) . AIII]JOI'|IJ,.K s«l,t today (hat a mournim; collection of 'clrcmusinn-' Hal evidence pointed toward a youthful convicted murderer as the k dnapcr of um, B ia j cn n W,wk- i<i. >), win, disappeared from her j-t. Atkmson. Wl.s, home Mny . '''"""I K ''"'"'ll. 31. Ulchlnml LenH'r, Wi.v, imi , ,, f ,,„, ,„(, , murdered a Uiilvei'sltj. of Wisconsin student, ami raped his sister- hi-law last mom],." w/ls ..,1,,^. nllely linked" to the disappearance by cvl.lciuiaiy nniteilul" ( OU11I | „, n. i"i n<> ' r " cs(1 "V- »"Ui"iltie.s said, filchland County IMslricl Altor- nry Leo ]x>»'i>lk (jueslloncd Scii- nett. at the stale prison here for several hours ycslcrday. The coin-let, refused (o (ake n He deleclor lest despite pleas of hl.s liaients, Mr. mid Mrs. Uslle Sen- netl, who nccoinpiinlcd l/iwnlk to Waiiinin. \ Malone.LonokcCountian, May Run tor Gayer nor U'lTUv HOCK, Aik., Dec. 12. iU!>;—Aiknu.sns' lutest 1048 gubernatorial piosix'ct, former Lonoke C-'oiinty Judi;e J. M, Malonc. was plnnntns a lour of I he state, to "cheek Ills position." M.ilone opposed Gov. Urn Lauey IK liisi Summer's primary election and polled more than 00,000 voles He, snys wtlh such i\ liead-slan on the .illiec fniidldntes lie t«mld be a •'chump" not to Klvc the. race cniVful consldpratlon. Malone says he Is the only CRJI- I chdatc who already has a platform. He will string nlo;ig on the uolni* he advocated last year. Meanwhile, political observer hnvo put n red. circle around Dec 20 on (heir calendars. That is Hie dnto Governor Lancy has set for City Radio •Service- Dial 2407 For Expert Repairs 32* Kul Main St Felix A. Carney PAGE THREE announcing his future polltlwU A few drops of Vlcks V»-tro-nol In each nostril work fast right whert trouble isl Va-,tro-nol opens «« cold - congested' breathing passages/- mirl relieves sneezy, i, snlffly head coldF distress. 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