The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 24, 1947 · Page 15
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 15

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 24, 1947
Page 15
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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1947 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Jury Exonerates Dairy Operator Not Guilty Verdict Quickly Returned in State Hospital Gait LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec. 24. (UP)— Little Rock Milkman H. S. (Boots) Coleman was acquitted by * Pulaskl Circuit Court jury In Little Rock last night on a charge of Jalse pretense. Coleman and Woodrow White, « former stale employe, were accused of defrauding the state in connection wllh milk deliveries to the slate hospital here. White pleaded guilty and testified against Coleman. The jury deliberated eight minutes before returning Its verdict of not guilty. Prosecuting Attorney Edwin E. Dunaway immediately nolle prossed 11 other charges of false pretense and bribery against' the defendant. Coleman was surrounded by his family when the Jury returned and was congratulated by hundreds of friends who rallied around him after the obviously popular verdict. Coleman took the stand yesterday a'ld denied accusations that he conspired with state hospital em- ployes to falsify sales records. InsteadA he testified, It was ht who wa* approached with the proposition to overcharge the state on millc transactions. He said he turned down the offer. Coleman followed a long p races- xlon of prominent Little Rock persons who testified as to hls\busl- ness dealings and good character. .Among them were C. Hamilton Moses, president of the Arkansas Power and Light Co. and Pulaskl County Judge Louis Mashburn. The principal witnesses against Coleman were White and John Emory, another former employe of the State Hospital. JJoth testified that ^Coleman offeOd them bribes to jR'alslfy records of transactions. Man Who Stole To Provide Family With Food Freed By Kind Victim INDIANAPOLIS. Ind., Dec. 24 < family ciunc here a year afo from (UP)—A Husky Negro policeman, j Cleveland whore Ballard had owned a Judge and a kind-hearted grocer! a garage and was doing well. Hard lolncd forces today to provide a | limes hit Ihcm after they moved, happy Christmas for the family of Ballard became sick. First he had a man who stole to provide them with food on Christmas Day. The story began two nights ago when Patrolman Jacques Durham was walking his beat. He saw a man run out of a grocery store. Tlis grocer, Lloyd Stanford, followed, shouting: "Stop that man—he didn't y>ay out his pistol for his groceries." Durham yanked and fired twice Into the air. The man slipped on the Ice and his box ol groceries ilew through the air, spilling cans and bottles over the sidewalk. The officer collered the man who Identified himself as Walter Ballard, 35, a welder. Durham took him to a police station. Then the officer started home. But on his way, lie thought over the story Ballard had told him while they were en route to Ihe police stalion. Finally he swung his car around and slopped at Ihe modest two-room apartment where Ballard lived. He found Ballard's wife, Dai- lenc, 27, sitting up with their sick three-year-old baby. Diana. Their son, David, 7, was asleep on ft couch. Mrs. Ballard told Durham that the Newly Opened Store Riddtid With Bullets TEXARKANA, Tex., Dec. 24. (UP) Nine pistol shots were fired into the newly - opened Alexander- Hughes drug store early yesterday, and Atlanta City. Tex.. City Marshal Homer Carter attributed the •hooting to "hoodlums." The drug store also Is used as a terminal by the Southern Trailwaya Bus Co. currently involved In labor troubles with it/; drivers. Carter •aid it was "very possible" there •was a connection between the ahootings and th» strife torn bus company. Carter said practically all plate gla.ts and window and door panes were pierced at least once by bui- Iet8 of a .32 caliber automatic. Lit-1 tie damage was done to the merchandise. The store is owned by Jim Alexander and M. CF. Hughes. It opened Dec. 11. pneumonia. The he lost part of a thumb when a welding torch burned him. Later (he Injury became Jcctcd. In his spare lime, he tiled to build Ihe family a house. His sickness and injuries kept him from finish- lug it, forcing them to go on living hi the expensive little apartment. Then the baby became sick. On Moiulny, Ballard called a doctor. The doctor said the baby needed hospital .-mention. Dnlard paid the doctor four of his last $6. With the remaining »2, he set out to buy food for Ihc family. Maybe. he (nought, therc'd be a lltde left over lo buy candy lor the kids But there wasn't. All went for basket of staples. As he waited to pay, the clerk walked down to the far end of the counter. "It looked so easy," Ballard salt later. "I Just grabbed Ihe box and mil out the door. I still had the $2 for the kids." "But nil the lime I knew I wa: doing wrong." After hearing Mrs. Ballard's con flrmatlon of her husband's story Durham went back lo the Jail. Hi had BallanI released In his cus 'hM Strips Chrittmas Vee of All t/ie Presents KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Dec. J*. UP) — The Christmas tree was rimmed, and around it were all :ic presents for Mr. and Mrs. O. J. Cahoon and (heir three children. The family slept peacefully l»st light. Then came Santa In reverse. When Ihe Cahooiu awoke thli uornlng, the prrienls were gone. What better time than Christmas time . .. to wish you all the good things in life! ody. Outside, the veteran cop slipped his prisoner * no bill. Yesterday Ballard appeared before udge Alex Clark on the petty lar- eny charge. But no one would tes- Ify aualiisl him. Stanford said he didn't want to ress (he charge. Durham said It was Ballard's first arrest and that he wasn't the type that would steal rdlnarlly. The Judge decided lo withhold udgeinent in Ihe case, He told Balard to go home and go to work. When Ballard reached the llltle apartment, his wife told him that Durham had already visited Ihe Jlace a second time. ThU time he ook Ihe baby lo a hospital for clinical observation. On the. kitchen table stood a huge basket of groceries apd candy. The card on it read "from Grocer Lloyd SUnford-wlth my compliments." PAGE Suspect Wounds Three Officers Bullets Fly Fast In Crowded Room Of Gambling Casino RENO, Nev.. Dec. 24 IUP) — A 50-year-old gunman shot and wounded three detectives before crowds of patrons and gamblers In Haiold'* club early today when the officer* slopped him for Questioning about an armed robbery. The gunman, Identified as a Bobby Carter, wa« nrrested Immediately after the shooting. Authorities snld Detective SglJ. Frauds Qulnn and James Franklin and Patrolman William Rcedfr were shot when they cornered Carter liv tho famous resort. Ai tile three officers approached, one told Carter to "take your hands out of your pockets." Without answering, the man began firing with a small caliber pistol. The three officers were felled by slugs In Ihe first flurry of gunfire. Carter eicaped by nmnlnK through the crowd of amaied late WARNING (Continued from Fag* 1) liedlent contrivance lo save one from embarrassment In moments of unexpected dlflculty or of obstacles unforeseen, "No. Today it amounts practically " •»'•'*"'• » »« been raised to he dl.t notion of a ilraegy In which the II*. the girblert word or fact am) trickery have come to be the accepted weapons of offense which some people wield with the aklll of professionals, tv cn boasting of their competence. "Too clearly ai they view It haa Ihe suppression of all seme of right and wrong come to be part and parcel of the modern technique in the art of forming public opinion, of controlling It and of making it serve Hielr political ends. For they are bent on wlnnlnt at anjr co«t the battle of clau IntereeU and Hits- theories of Ideologies and power politics." At, the bottom of hostile prop* Diet has » distinct effect upon development of Intelligent* In children, aai)rdlng to tclentlflo experiments. patrons who crowded the gambling tables. He lied through tht fronl door hut later gave up. landa. the Pop» tald, "lie* unfailingly the'•«»* identical duplicity, deliberately adopted and ru- hleetly employed M UM mart In- rfclve weapon with which to eenhmi luattce and truth and hinder mat- ual understanding,' reconciliation and peace." S*ya C**d Ovlnak* Kill However, th» Pontiff apok* ol hit optimum and said that the rank* of evil are outranked bj food. He p»raphra*ed shakeepeare'a 'Hamlet" for 400,000,000 Roman Cathollca by aajrini: 'To be-with Christ or agalnet Christ, that U the question." The Fop* aald that it hi* lining word* on the oeculoo of chhUt- ma« overpaated the frontier!, they were Intended only for "thoe* denying the doctrine* of faith In Ood and in Christ, but certainly not for peoplee, or group* of people*, which are their Yfctlma," The , X-mlnut* broadcait wu doted with an apoMollc bleuing to the "entire unlYeree" bul "above all to thote who -greatly suffer under the weight of mlawy and pain, to the tick and to the poor, to UM unemployed, to the roofleea and to all thow who auf. fer hunger and cold, to wu prts- oner«, to refugee* and to persecuted priest*." In hl» *urvey of th* troubled International *cene the Fop* referred to the lack of peeo* "even unto remote and He menUoned peace," and h* cent agttattoa In the Moodehed 'The Holy Land, wtth tt* an(el>, which aaw tb* atar ol the Divine crow for o , divided uid hat baton* tk» th*. aUr of bloody eonttoU* ta* Me* ol the MTior,' MeT*.*; ine Redeemer 41*4 ea «B r our ealration, to today uid hat baton* tk» th*. In an outspoken nferen**, to Ms* recent agitation which hex n**« In. Italy—If not tptdfl -France ai well—the Fop* i that "propagator* of fattk. tentlon* are studying to lower* among the natrc, (a their people* on th* path of i Th* Pope aaid to* "saend .._ of Rome had been Inflicted. M> orally by "nunencen of a eeptlon of th* world aad aociety founded on violence who have tun*4 •elves Into sower* of tftojM ejsa th* toll of Rom* and 4* tMr •»•• moat to persuade It* MM thay have invented and pliotfl Sato'eaV feet a new culture of m*a worthy than th* andint *ad I nelly young Christian More than 47,000 women ar e employed In United States banks. In the same o 7 f riendly way, On the su.iie old friendly cfay- Wc extend our very best wishes For a very joyous Yufeficfe, And a very Happy New Year. GOODYEAR SERVICE STORE To our friends ... one and aO... got and best wifhtn for th* best YofeOdsM May health ... happiness... goa the best of everything be yours. And with the coming of 1948..* may th*> i bring you success and as many joys as there are Christmas lights on your tree, While the carolers sing of 'Teace on Earth—Good Will Toward Man" let the spirit of Christinas glow with an abundance of good things and happy mtMnoriss ,

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