The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 7, 1948 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 7, 1948
Page 11
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7,19-18 BLYTHEVILI.E (ARK.) COUR1KR NKWS PAGE ELEVEN- Anglo-U.S. Zone To Be Single Unit Western Germany Scheduled to Have Central Government S. E. Missouri Scout Council Completes Building Program 5 Fofctrt H»e*er Jfed frttt Stiff Correspondent _CiANKFURT, Jan, 1. (UP) — Gen. Lucius D. Clay announced today that military government organization* In the American anil British zonei will be merged Into a aingle unit as p«rt of a reorganization establishing a central government for Western Germany. Clay arrived In Frankfurt by train to attend a two-day conference »lth British and German officials during which he Is expected to announce formation ot a central government us the answer to the breakdown of the London Foreign Ministers Conference. Reorganization of the British and American military governments will be worked out In a special meeting tomorrow with Gen. Sir Brian Robertson, commander of the Britten Zone. Clay said. He .said the new organization wiJl follow the pattern of Supreme Headquarters (SHAEP) established during the war by Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower. However. Clay said there wouM be no single commander. He and Robertson will retain their co-equal positions, but the system of co-directors for each department and division will be abolished in favor ol a single head for each unit. Officials were unanimous in predicting that most of the important jobs will go to American officials because the United States now is bearing the major share of expenses in the two zones. All minister-presidcnLs of the two zones were in Frankfurt to hear tell them about Allied plans future of Germany. Built on a Listing Basis The central government, Clay was scheduled to tell the Germans, will be built upon the basis of the existing bi-zonal economic council and will have authority over all eight states of the two zones. Mo., Jan. 1. tlon for the comln* year: -The C«mp Development Com- ' At Camp I>ewaiien-A new chap- mlttee of the Southeast Missouri ; el, new. quartermaster warehouse Boy Scout Area council today on- i and lliree additional troop sit nounced completion of a S65.000' completed with troop mrss hull* Improvement, pro- | and other buildings, to cost about ---- - — • ' n,ooo. Completion of th« new facilities will make it possible for about 160 scouts to attend camp during Scout Week. Chnlrman Baker of ihe Committee said. i courthouse tomorrow and the pro- | ' grunt Ls completed, according to LiutiDutK'i'jiK'iil today by M. D. Amburgey of the county extrusion u[- flce, which 1.5 .sponsoring the meeting. The subject will b» "Production and Conservation of Feed >nd Food." The discussion this year will leature actual experiences of local *.w OUITJ Troop 'mes.s halls I h"'iueis, Including those who have Bram at three area Boy Scout Summer encampment sites. _, ..,, „.- The camps are Camp Lewallen, aped Preu Stiff Correspondent Wayne County, near Sllva, Mo., for •lANKFURT, Jan, 1. (UP) — all scouts: the Senior Base on Lake Wappapello for Senior scoiita only; and Camp Hamilton. Wayne County, near Willlnmsvllle, for Negro Scouts. Charles B. Baker of Kennelt. Mo., Is chairman of the Scout Development committee. PemlsL-ot County committee members Include Joe kolm. Haytl, Son Rone. Hayward, and James M. Reeves. Ca- ruthersvllle, other committee mem- j bers nre E. K. Strlcgcl. Kunnett; Fred Coueland, New Madrid; Wilbur Ensor. Sikeslon; Fred Lewallen, Chaffee: H. S. Estes. Charleston; H. I. HlmmelberKcr. Dr. W. W. Parker, and H, B. Newman. Cape GIrardeau; Joseph c. Ashcroft, Morrison Clevlcn. Poplar Bluff; E. | G. Swcazea. Piedmont: Denver Wright, Doniphnn; W. U. Myers. SikcMon; Gilbert Hill, Dexter: H. G. Simpson, Charleston: John Klefner, Perryvlllc. The completed proRram Includes the following construction and improvements: At Camp LewaHcn—Acquired 55 acres more to .square property lines and provide land for water tower: 25 acres acquired near entrance with house, barn and outbuildings which camp caretaker now occupies: nine new troop camp sites built, Including:, on seven of the sites, screened troop mess halls, camp kitchens, latrines, water lines, graveled roads: installed new water pump and hypochlorator and the water lines;, constructed building adjoining mess hall for a sterilization unit with heaters, vats, runways and walks; erection of new entrance to camp. At Senior Base, Wappopcllo Lake —Acquired land for base from U. S. Engineers; constructed n base building 30x60 feet with kitchen, glassed and screened porch, and large main room with fireplace; drilled well and Installed water It Ls expected Clay win announce | system with pump, tank and wa- new measures to strengthen the ter lino built one-half mile of road, powers of the economic council and give it authority to enforce de?i- , sions welding the eight states into | economic and political unity. The far-reaching measures to be announced are expected to bring an end to increasing labor dissatisfaction in the Ruhr, where 16,000 are on strike, and in Hamburg, where 5,000 dockworkers are idle. Soviet trade officials in Berlin viewing the Frankfurt meeting a* tantamount to establishing a separate Western German government, said that virtually all trade with the Western zones would be cut off in the future. Eighty per cent of exports from the Soviet Zone^ last, year went ',o Western and Northern Europe, the officials said, but in the future they j will be shipped Into areas in the ajj-.issian orbit. v Gen. Sir Brian Robertson, military governor of the British Zone, was among those attending the conference. Others included the German president of the eight states, their Allied advisers and officials of the Anglo-American Control Office. It iz expected Clay will lake two days to explain to the Germans th« ramifications of the new policy. It is believed that the Germans will accept quietly what is laid before them, with only minor amendments. Soils, Crops Conference To Be Held in Pemiscot CAItUTHERSVILLE. Mo., Jan. 1 —The 13th annual Soils and Crops Conference will be held here at tha been able to materially increase production by use of vetch, commercial ferlilltcrs, Improved f«rrn , machinery, and by application of I (he methods and procedures advo- | cnted under the Balanced Funning pragrnm. | J. Ross Fleetwood, crop specialist of (he Missouri College of Agriculture, will deliver the principal address on the world food situation jnd will offer .suggestion! lo Pemiscot County producers as to wlnt llR-y c.ui do to aid in the situation. At. Camp Hamilton—Acnulred 27 acres of land from the Clark National Forest built I 1 -; miles of road; constructed mess hall, la- trlne-s; drilled and Installed water pump. The Committee recommended the following additional construc- Buy Your Plumbing, Heating and Appliances From An Old Reliable Firm ... TJie Wm. 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Eraser Plumbing & Heating 2 blocks casf, 4 blocks south, Rlytheville Hospital 401 East Cherry Phone 2422 Pemiscot 4-H Safety I Program Gets Award CARTJTHERSVILLE. Mo.. Jan. 7. —Th e Extension Office of Pemiscot County, of which M. D. Amburgey Is county agent, has been named as reporting the most out- I standing 4-H safety program for 1947 in Missouri, and has been designated to receive an engraved | plaque of merit. Mr. Amburgey said that of the I 284 4-H club members enrolled In the safety campaign, 286 completed surveys. These Included checking 1 fire lin/ards. burying dangerous rubbish, naintin s gasoline cans red, and stressing Hie importance ot | observing safe traffic rules when lg a bicycle, driving » car. walking along highway and roads. TIIK STOltY rrjnntk tbnt "|i wrnpon" mnkr* m l.lm. «7 rlti-mlnn would be likrly \ Ke vrantril til kill iichl fMdlciilr * *l>cflrr»t AT!*." the dcnd p«cted. » l.rl|ihnn'» e idrr nt»«tit llnlmrator pulton ir our. .\i'x[ Citrly, In- htotler whlc ctlrr brxiniiin mind It. obMM at' | Lawyers on Committee CARUTHERSVILLE. Mo., .Ian. 7. I —Attorneys O. E. Hooker and James M. Reeves of this city were 1 among those nnmcd to the Mls- jsouri Bar As.5oclation Committee Ion Law Reports and Legal Publi- I cations by Charles M. Blackmar lot Kans»« City, president of tht •esoclition. XXIII f STARTED to lear that part of the blotter out so that 1 could show it to Bob Leinhan and at least convince him that here was an angle which would bear investigating, and then I thought bclior of it and decided to lake the whole blotter. A piece torn out of it would certainly arouse Liz 1 suspicion if he were guilty, while if the whole blotter was missing he might think simply that the janitor had removed it and forgotten to put in a clean one. I pulled the blotter out of t the cardboard frame that held it and started to roll it up and in my haste I pushed my opened purse off the desk and it tell to Ihe floor with a clatter and its contents spilled all over the place. I got down on my knees and gathered my belongings and stuffed them back into the purse. Rather hurriedly. I didn't want to be caught there by Liz Leydcn with the blotter from his desk in my possession. I went out to the parking lot and got my car and headed downtown for police headquarters, still carrying what 1 hoped was ihe incriminating blotter. Bob Leiphan was in his office. He looked surprised when 1 came barging in. None too coherently 1 began to explain my call: "I've been doinL a little detecting on my own. and 1 think I've found a possible clue . . on this blotter, it was on Lisbon Leydcn's desk in our office. It seems that he and Avis were pretty intimate. He may even have bc«n madly and hopelessly in love with her. At least when a man starts off a letter, "Dearest . . .'" Dramatically I unrolled the blotter and laid it flat on Lciphan's desk and whipped out my compact mirror and held it so that he could read the writing in the corner of the blotter. He read what was written there and then his eyes kinked up funny and he looked at me. "Sorry," he said.' "We already know all about that. We found the letter in her dressing room at the studio. Leyden wrote it to her the afternoon before she was murdered." "What—what was in it?" My voice lagged. "You won't like this," he warned. H* went to a wall safe and came back with » sheet of writing paper in his hand. He handed it to me. 1 read: "Dearest Avis: Don'l worry, darling aboin this afternoon. I'll fix everything up fine for you. in spile of this screwy writer dame who works with me. Just trust me, sweetheart, and bring Art out to Donn's place this evening—about 8 o'clock. We're going to have a confab there. Your own, Li?.." J BURNED a little bit over his uncomplimentary reference to me. And remembered thai Ihe bitterest quarrels we had had when writing the script had been when he was trying to pad the part of the wife. For Avis' sake, of course. I saw that clearly now. I saw too that instead of inrxiim- nating Liz in any way. this note seemed to clear him of any possible motive for killing Avis. 1 think it was then 1 gave up. I had the feeling for the first lime that I was hopelessly trapped. 1 was suddenly aware that Uob Leiphan had goiter, out of chair and had come around desk to stand beside me. "Don't look like that," ne said. I suppose it was the unexpected gentleness of his voice that did it. 1 started to cry and couldn't stop. The tears gushed from my eyes and ran down my cheeks and Inlo the corner of my month warm and salty and billcr. I tried lo find a handkerchief in my purse wilh- out auy success. "Here—" Bob Leiphan said. I took the square while handkerchief he pushed into my hnnd and started mopping. Leiphan said, "Sit down in that chair and put on some lipstick. You'll feel better." v 1 rummaged through my purse again ml couldn't lind my lipstick either, and remembered spilling everything out of my purse when I was getting the blotter from Leydcn's desk. I must have missed my lipstick when 1 picked up the other things, u was probably still Ihcre in Ihe oflice al Ihe studio. f KII'HAN went back and sat •*•' at his desk. "IJ it will make you feel any better," he said, "I'm not going to arrest you . . now." His gray eyes met mine directly and surprisingly he (lushed a little. "I'm hoping that I won't have to arrest you. But—you are in a bad spot. There's plenty of circumstantial evidence against you. In addition to everything else, there is this." He brought o small wnitc. familiar-looking packet out of his coat pocket and laid il on the desk before him. "1 just got it back from the chemist this morning it was found in your house. The chemist is not prepared lo swear that it is the same poison Ihnt killud Avis Vaughn and Arl Clcvcs but it i; the same type of poison. One of the alka- loids—alcopm s u 1 f a t e. Prelty deadly stuff. Miss Dnnn. to have lying around." The room was absolutely slill for n momcnl. Of course. I could have explained lo him how I happened to have Ihe poison, but it would have sounded pretty lame al this late date. If onlv I had touched one of my handi lightly. his had the sense to tell him cvcry- his thing when 1 had told him about '!« Oscar. (To Be Continued) r-'KKCKI,KS & HIS FRIENDS By MERRILL BLOSSKB 1-7 "My folks are getting partictilar too—last night Dad said H I sneaked into bod again without a bath, ho was going to phone the city health department!" I'HJSni.l.A'S POI Vm Tl-nl's I'ultii what did you use igh? without gaining weight. I've gained plenty! Touch of Murder MICHAtiL O'MAI.LKY mid RALPH I.ANB it/ NOT POSITIVELY. l''f THt GIRL SEEMED M TO HAVE SOMETHING \\\ WHITE ON HER HEflD YOU SEE, SERGfANT, WE WERE JUST RIDING AROUND WHEN WE HEABD A SHOT, HtADFD THIS WAY AND FOUND-THIS. THERE WERE TWO MEN AND A WOMAN HJHTIN3 WITH HIM WHEN WE GOT MERE. CHASED THEM, BUT THEY OOF AWAY COUID YOU IDENTIFY THEM? FLINT, YOU BRING ME NOTHING 60r TROUBLE W« JUST CRAWLING HMR1HE BtAMKETS WHEN THE B1A5IED PHONE RANG. r MUCH TROUB1C, IN SPECTOR UTHE HOMICIDE \\\ LIKE A TURBAN. ,t= LOOK) LIKE WfY BROKE MIS KECK, PLINT. WASH TOURS Witsh Makes n (iuusx I,KSMK TUKNKIt 1HERE W&»NO PKOOF..B1IT OBVIOUSLY ft BRIlLIMOTi UMBMUWCER kWNi WHO HE MS ON me OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams Our Boarding House with Ma j. Hooplc THEM SHARP SHOES IS RUININ 1 IT.' IN A HAFFA HCOR IT'LL BE LIKE SKATIW ON A TILE ROOF.' ,KIXO REFUSED 10 B6 BMKED'..VJI!EM M>i»MS fWMW ACCUSED HIM, HE W*S FURIOUS! NES. ME SOOW BECUMF FM1M1CM.LN MSORBED SOME WE;W THEOR.H Of i«s...wmcH Wi> SKEPTICAL HBOUT THIS RMIICIED I H«Ai BUT SEEMED TO SPURHIIAOH. HE WORKED NkSHTS EKPERIMENTIN& IN HIS OWN LfcB., DUUMO WHEN HE SLEPT! BUT HE NEEDED B10TIN. RW<E MJD E1PEUSWE THEM..MJOWEBESAUTO WGHLM 5BJ51TWE FELLC,... SOGH'. COPS SfWJPi GIRL PLJSH1N 1 TH'SWASHED BEHIND W E IT WAS STOLEN FROM! BUT SHE SOT IWMi W WVRE LOOKIN' FOR HER 1 . HOW SMOKE. RKf» RYDER A Hideout Visitor By FRED HARM AN W£U HIDE HERE ON THET INDIAN RESERVATION 1ILL 1'RA.lSi "MET' VllLiU (TV^'IN 111 1C ' jS \ fcsS* tt&A 1 ^*feV«j r K.\ AIN'T L1KEL THERE'LL 66 1HAS OrtE M/KK) W IHE E)<PfSE5S CA, V \P-DP\ V.OKSG WAY FRO,-\ KOGAK15.' HAVE A I.].ICY 001' Will Thev Reform? By V. T. HAM1JN OUR KEYHOLB REPORTER TELLS us YOU've R^DONi'TYOO BEErt SSEfi \W1TH AGLftfAOR-PACKAG AT GOMe OF THE BETTER WOT DOG POP,'~~ARE YOU OLD EMODGH TO NOT ETHEL.' SHE'S &VJ5ET • AS THUMBS ATATAFFV TO\M HER IN K3R AM 6RW& HER 0\ER, BUT t FIGURE SHE'LL APPRECIATE YOU HYENAft ene SPEEDS VMS VIS1TWG zoo FIRST/ WE H/VE. TO Be BROUGHT UP TO IT eS TW?EE SC'ENTISTf-DK. ELBEZT \VONMUS, PHYSICIST 0OOM.CHEM.5T, ANO C?. AM05 THE* *J f PUE M ««EA.T PART TO THE Cf AN ALMOST ISOE5- TSUCTIBLE M.LEY OC?. KS G;»L. FK END. OO^LA. OTJIEN* OF fOO. AN EA»1- V.HA.T 5W TO STAV OUT Cff SOW ' TROUBLE HOOTS AN'D HKR liUDDIKS EDGAR MARTIN

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