The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 2, 1948 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 2, 1948
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PAGB TIM (AUK.) MUW8 Ex-Ambassador Victim of Train . in Missouri Accident Now Total 13, Official* Report OTTERVILLE, Mo,, Jan. » (UP)— Alextnder W. Weddell, 71, former «mb«ss«dor to Argentina and Spain, »nd tils wife were among the 13 victims of a train wreck here yesterday, Missouri Pacific Railroad officials announced today. Earlier they have reported the finding of luggage and a woman's bracelet bearing Weddell'* name. The -Weddells were reported en route to Arizona. Bodies carried from the wreckage were to badly mangled and scalded that complete identification was delayed. Crews used acetylene torches nnd a bulldozer to tear away sections of the car Jn search of more possible victims. W. D. Heady, railroad passenger agent here, said he believed casun- Ities were limited to the eleven passengers and conductor In Hie rear Pullman of the first section plus one passenger in the adjoining car. The standard equipment train wtis creeping through a blinding sno\v- «torm at about. 20 miles per hour when the second section engine rammed Into It, caving in the roof and sides of the Pullmnn and derailing five other cars. The railroad said that the Mock' •ignmls were red Hue to nn auto rnaita switch when the snn\vstorm knocked tliem out of normal operation. The trains were bound from . St. Louis to Kansas City. I Heady said that there were no •survivors in the car in which Wcd- 'dell'a baggage was found. : Weddell retired from the diplomatic corps In 1942 after 24 years of service. He and his wife were en route to Tucson for the Winter, according to' R. S. Taylor, supervisor of his estate in Richmond, Va. He served as ambassador to Argentina from 1933 to 1939 and continued In that rank In Spain until 1942. He retired at his own request because of illness. Railroad officials wild that one victim had been Identified as Jack Ryan of Evansville, Ind. Bodle.i were taken to mortuaries here for further examination to'day. At the line's headquarters In St. Louis, spokesmen said Hint the engineer of the second section appar- Vive La France! Whozil? It's Miss France of 1S48, otherwise Yvunne Viseux, 20- year-old i'arlsian model. Photo by Rene Henry, NEA staff photographer. Der Single Wins Hollywood 'Dollar Derby' for 1947 HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 2. (UP)— Bing Crousy. Belly Grable, Ingrld Bergman, and Gary cooper came out on top today as the biggest money-makers of 1947—and thereby blasted the hallowed ru! e that, "the fnns'll forget you If you're not nice to columnist 1 !." All four favorites got loud boos last week from tiie Hollywood Women's Press club as "uncooperative" stars who "aren't nice about letting reports put their names in the papers." Scorch for Colorado Felon Helps Officers to Solve Brutal Murder DENVER. Jan. 2. (UP)—A posse* of deputies returned today srtth a i _. . , _ . _ . hitch-hiker suspected of murder In- | State 5 Cash Balance stead of « vicious escaped convict; I A U/«B> «* E*»J **l \t\Ai they had expected to capture on^ owcr QI ena OT ly *' train headed West out of here. The man they brought back was Don Tucker, 26, Peru, Ind. They had expeced to capture James 13. Sherbonrty, 20-yenr-old murderer who escaped with 11 other convict* frotn the Colorado .state prison Tuesday. The other 11 convicts have been killed or re-cnplurcd. Tucker admitted Ihnt he shot «nd killed Robert liutcMns, 22. Denver, but claimed he hart done so In self defense, Hutchlns' wife, Shirley, was in critical condition today from a .38 s!tig which police said was fired by Tucker nt the same time he shot her husband. The search which ended last nlfc'ht In Tucker's arrest began yesterday when he smashed a ear at Denver Intersection. He yelled to a passerby to "lake care of my wife while I get a doctor," and fled Into the crowd. Tn Ihe rear scat of the lice found Mrs. Hutchlns. She had hecn shot In the head. Her four- ycnr-olri son, Larry, was patting her cheek and attempting to arouse her. Tucker. meanwhile, hailed a tnxlcab. He stopped to clothing nnd then had the driver take him to Union Station where he boarded a Westbound train. En route, however, he gave the gun and his old clothing to the cab driver. The driver's .suspicion became aroused and he notified police. From the description given them, authorities thought they were chit.slnt; Shcrbonriy for who'm hoy had been watching since hi.s escape. A posse of henvlly-auned sharpshooters swung onto the train at Granby. Colo. By the time It arrived at Hot Sulphcr Springs. They had arrested Tucker. IJT1LE ROCK, Ark., Jan. 2 (UP1 —The State of Arkansas ended the year with $2,530.rJ2 less In Its treasury cash balance than was present at the beginning of the year, according to Stnl« Treasurer J. Vance Clayton. The cash balance as of Dec. 31, 1947 totaled $40,008.371, as compared with $42,538,503 at the end of 1040. However, Clayton pointed ou that the state's safe-keeping funds increased from $12,830,305 to $14,629,188—leaving the total in all funds only $130.520 lower than at the beginning of the year. Total in all funds as of New Year's Eve was $54,038,349. Clnyton said that the investment of $1,000,000 in bonds from the school revolving loan funds, an Increase of [51,473,000 ill teachers retirement sear po- curlt| es, and an increase of $200,' 000 In the reserve for debt service aeounted for the hike in safe keeping funds. The treasurer also pointed out that the stale continued to spend more than it took In during the month of December with disbursements totaling $7,940,253. Revenue during the month totaled $7.008,304. About nine pounds of plastic parts are used in a modern passenger automobile. Officers Capture Last of Fleeing Colorado Felons CANON CITY, Colo., Jan. 3. (UP) —James B, Sherbondy, killer nnd the last of 12 convicts who escaped from the Colorado State Penitentiary Tuesday night, was recaptured near here early today without a. struggle, Warden Roy Best announced. Sherbondy was captured after prison officials got a tip that he was "holcd-up" near the George Smith ranch five miles from Canon City in the Park Center community. A i>osse of prison guards converged on the house, but Sherbondy had left when they arrived. The posse fanned out over the premises, however, and found Sherbondy. Best snld that both of Shcrbon- dy's legs were frozen. He was taken without a shot being fired. He was returned to the prison hospital this morning, Best said. hit the side of Mt.Serpentine, about 300 miles Northwest of the mountains rimming the Mntanuska Valley. AH eight crewmen survived that crash, but two paratroopers three other men still arc missing, former It Questioned Ik Hill Cabin Slaying FRIDAY, JANUARY t, 1049 ROOK - •• *»• • -Ployd Kilgore. Newton County farmer, remained in a Little Rock Jail today pending further investigation by 8tat« Police Into th» Christmas Eve sledge-hammer slay. ing of 65-year-old Paul Smith. Kilgore, according to State Police Capt. Earl Scroggin.5, will probably be questioned later today after other members of the force return to Little Hock following investiga- Uon.s near Jasper, Ark., the scene of the crime. Kilgore, who was arrested on an open charge last Monday, is the owner of the property on which Smith built the two- room shack where he died. Livestock Stag., llT-ttD. Cattle 1,900; salable 1,200; calves, 500, ail salable. About 10 loads of steers offered, these mostly medium to low good In flesh. Moderate active early Inquiry, but little done. Approximately 40 per cent of receipts comprised of cows, Market generally steady and fairly active on heifers cows and bulls. Medium to good heifers and mixed yearlings, $$19-$26; good cows, $$18-520; common and medium beef cows, $1.50$$11.50 canners and cutters W12.50- $15. Negro Deaths Funeral services for Annie Joiner, I 41, of Luxora who died at her I home yesterday will be conducted I Sunday morning at 11:30 at th» Zlon Chapel Baptist Church in Lux. on by flev. I. K. Harvey, pastor. She is survived by her husband Thomus Joiner of Luxora, threo sons and one brother. Home Funeral Home of Blytheville is In | charge of arrangements. Alaskan Area Searched For Missing U.S. Airmen ANCHORAGE, Alaska. Jan. 2 (UPi —Ground parties and airplanes searched the Mnlnnuskn Valley today for a B-29 which crashed Tuesday with nine crewmen aboard. Surface cruft and 10th air rescue planes looked for the plane on tlw frigid waters of Knik Ann two miles west of here hut found no trace of it. The crash ivas the second B-29 accident In nine days. It brought the number of men missing nnd dead to 14. In the first crash Dec. 23, a B-23 ently had failed to observe safety The fans dlitn' give a hoot about precautions Crewmen on the second section were taken to a hospital at Secla- lla, Mo., about 20 miles from the -wreck. Five persons were treated at Bothwell Hospital here. They were identified as Mrs. Rubin Dumler of Wlnfleld, Kan.; Mrs. Ola Slegel of Jefferson City, Mo.; what the ladies had to say. They paid to see 'em, anyhow, according to a Motion Picture Herald poll. The other six winners were Humphrey Dogart, Bob Hope, Clark Gable, Gregory Peck, Claudctte Colbert, and Alan Ladd. Miss arable, the lady with the OPPORTUNITY FOR GOOD MAN IN THIS COMMUNITY We are a $75,000,000 company, wrillrijt all forms of life In- isurance, and we need a Rood man to represent us in this area. Fine opportunity for man of 30 to 40 years, wllh average or above education, married, and well kmnvn ill the community. If you have nny life Insurance experience, fine; if not, we will (rain you. Chance for excellent earnings with ft One company. Write us now, giving details. All replies confidential. R. D. SMITH, % THE MACCABEES 412 Boyle Building Little Rock, Arkansas Ulysses Park of University, Mo.; lc e s nn <l the only gal ever to lop Frank Cowan of St. Louis, and J. B'. ' tnc Poll—she, did it in 1943—fin- Rogers, Kansas City, conductor of the second section. Memphis Woman Killed In Automobile Crash MEMPHIS, Temv, Jan. a. (UP)— Mrs. Virginia Mount, was killed, »nd nine others were injured today In an automobile crash after a reunion of Marines who fought with Charley. Conerly, the University of Mississippi football player. Mrs. Mount's husband was among the Injured. Mount, a motorcycle , patrolman with the Tennessee '. Highway patrol had escorted the _• Ole Miss players from their Oxford, Miss., campus on New Year': ishcd in the runner-up spot behind Crosby this year. Third In the "dollar derby" was Miss Bergman. Kidnapers Take Victim's Shoes (o Foil Pursuit CHATTANOOGA, Tclln., Jan. 2. (UP)—A near-empty gasoline tank saved Dr. J. C. Eldririge, a physician, from being kidnaped but cost him his shoes, he told police today. Doctor Eidridgc said he was sitting in front of the Patton Hotel in a fricnd'.s car when tux> men forced their way Into the car. One drove while the other held a pistol in the doctor's .tack, EUlridge said. ' However, the car van out or gas within a few blocks, and the men . • ~ -" »*"> 01 Minim n i^iv UIULH.->, »nn me men h " e . ln , lt \ eD ^ Bowl.! fled, taking $8 and making sure Ihe doctor wouldn't case them by included John ^ : Ruoto. 23, West Orange N j Arthur L. Helns. Jr., 23. West Orange. N. j., and John Paul Fugate, 23, of Middlctown; Ohio. Read Courier News Want Ads. taking his shoes, too. As n safety measure in mine operations, comprewcd air Is now substituted tor explosives to break coal FARM IMPROVEMENTS last a lifetime made with READY-MIXED CONCRETE For dozens of improvements around the farm, no other material offers the service and economy of firesc-fe, enduring concrete If you are planning a new rat-proof poultry house floor, sanitary dairy bam floor, a feeding floor or foundation-build it th'e convenient, low cost way with Ready-Mired Concrete. ir YOU NEED HELP WC CAN PUT YOU IN TOUCH WITH COMPETENT CONTRACTORS HUGHES & COMPANY Rtady Mixed Concrete — Building Materials fcwtk lOHi «» Railroad p hon e 3531 ST. LOUIS NATIONAL, STOCKYARDS, Jan. 2. (UP)—(USDA) — Livestock: Hogs 12,700; salable 11,500; uneven; weights 170 Ibs nnd ui>, 60 to 75c lower than Wednesday's average; some later sales off ;norc. Lighter weights about steady. Sows steady, but closed 25 to 50c lower. Bulk of good and choice 180 to 240 )hs., »27.50-J28; lop, $2S. 250 to 300 _ .__ Ibs., *27.50; 160 to no Ibs., $20.25- vere killed in rescue operations and 1 *27.S5; 130 to 150 Ibs.. S23.75-S26; 100 to 120 Ibs., *S20.50-$23. Goo.-i I OTW.S, 450 Ibs. down, mostly $24.25$25.25; some late $24.50 down; Read Courier N»ws Want Ads. heavier weights, 423.50-S24.50. Savings at work here are loaned to home owners and are backed by one of the soundest types of security known...first mortgages on selected residential property. BLYTHEVILLE FEDERAL . AS H S T. 'PHONE 3545 Now! Pur ex introduces... -new postwar suds sensation! -safer than the mildest soap for fine fabrics! -cuts dishwashing- time in half! And to PROVE it Purex offers this amazing The makers of Purex proudly stand behind this money- siiving introductory offer: Get this package at regular price Get this package for one cent Give one package a real trial! Wash greasiest dishes. Wash your precious nylons, undies, fluffy woolens. Watch how TRKND dissolves instantly- no lumping, no odor- and no sneeze powder. Watch how TREND billows up into four times as many busy suds as competing products! Watch how it cuts grease even in hardest, coldest water. Then, if not satisfied that TREND is the best sudscr you have ever tried, return the unused package and your grocer will gladly refund the entire purchase price. Fair enough? Try TREND. Your grocer has it Hurry... Limited Time Only! This offer >?ood on)v j,, Biyt|, cv j)le and vicinit a Louit . OPPORTUNITY In Blytheville, Arkansas To represent the following manufacturers !\s an official service repair station. The miinufiicUiring lines we offer are a complete business. Electrical: The Klectric Auto-Lite Co. The I.eece-Nevil!e Company The American Bosch Corp. Mallory Klcclric Company Magnetos: American Busch Corporatism J. I. Case Company Thomas A. Kdisou Company £isemann Corporation Fairbanks-Morse & Company Scintilla Magneto Division Wlco Electric Company Carburetor: Zenith Carburetor Division Marvel-Scheblcr Corporation Ihe Tillolsoii Manufacturlnf Co. The Holly Carburelor Cor- poralion Gas Engines: rises & Slr;it(<m Manufacturing Co. Auto-Lite: Plugs and Cable Eclipse Machine: — Benrfi.v Drives The Gabriel Co! — Shock Absorbers, Thermostats, Coil Sprinjcs Turolator Corp: Oil Fillers Auto-Pulse: — Electric Fuel Pumps Merchandising Lines King-Seeley Corp: Governors Nornia-lloffraan: Ball Bearings The Pierce Governor Co.: Automatic Chokes The U'ciilcnhoff Corp: Test Equipment Tungr-Soll Lamp Works: Lich Bulbs Requirements Automobile drive in service floor and complete repair Equipment for all products. Competent repair me- shiuiics. For Details: Write—H. T. Yntes—Sales Manager. Automotive Service Co., Inc. 918 Linden Ave. Memphis, Tenn. * NATURAL AID FOK»>1 .. Khumatism Kidney, Bladder This Natural Mineral Water from Hot Springs, Arkansas, Helps to— 1. Stimulate kidney function. t. Soothe bladder irritation. 1. Neutralize uric-acidity. 1. Discharge systemic wastes. -Why not give Mountain Valley a trial? It has helped in a'n y thousands. Delightful to drink. CROSSTOWN WHISKEY SHOP Mum and Division Blytheville, Ark. FARM DITCHES DITCH BANK LEVELING PRIVATEROADS OR ANY* . EXCAVATION ^ree-Sstimades S.J.COHEN Contractor LYNCH BLDG. BLYTHEVILLE ARK. FOR SALE TRACTORS and Equipment Now On Display At Our Lot JOHN DEERE FARMALL ALLIS CHALMERS FORD All Sizes and Models ^ \Ve can furnish equipment fur most of Ihcso traclor;. If we don'l hare whit you wanl, we can Ret it for jou . . . THESE TRACTORS ARE PRICED FOR QUICK SALE! See Us Before You Buy BUD WILSON AUTO SALES Corner Main & Franklin Bud Wilson - ,7es« Horncr Phone 2037

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