The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 9, 1948 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 9, 1948
Page 9
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 1948 BLYTHKVIU.K (ARK.) COUR1KK NK\VS Methodists Plan To Aid Hendrix Fellowship Dinner For Man Scheduled For January 22 Alembers of the Board of St«-i Mills of the First Methodist j {Murch last night took steps to obtain approximately $4,500 as the balance pledged on a $1.000.000 endowment to Hendrlx College. Methodist church school at Comiay. Th« pledge is due to be puid within two weeks. The board also discussed plans for winding up the drive for pledges to the $24,000 budget for operating expenses of the church for the conference year which began Nov. i, and for a fellowship banquet for men which Is to be held Browning Sees Need for Modern 'Stonewall' To Tell Off Russians NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 9. (UP) —< Former Gov. Gordon Browning of Tennessee went through the Freedom Train here am! llien declared lliiit Andrew Jackson oimlu lo be alive tcdny to tell Russia "where not to go." "Jackson wouldn't temporize on said here yesterday. "If he were alive todny. h e would tell Russia In plain terms where It could not go." Browning, reportedly preparing to challenge the K. K. Crump regime, in Tennessee's gubernatorial race next August, was too busy inspecting tli e Freedom Trnln lo talk about, lu.s political future. The train was exhibited here 8 e ^ yesterday on <hc 133rd anniversary ' of thc historic Battle of New Orleans. In a luncheon speech later in the day. th c former Tennessee gov- In the church at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 ernor and veteran of both World with men of the three Methodist, Wars had more to say about Rus- churche.s In the Blythevillc Par- i sia. Ish as guest*. i Agreement between the Soviet Charles A. Stuck, of Jonesboio, and thc United States Is impossible, associate lay leader for the North ; lie said, because Russia won't agree Arkansas Conference of Methodist < to anvthlw; unless it can be "com- Cruirclics. will be Uie principal \ rmtniied." speaker at the banquet and mem- : "The time has come to tell Rushers of the high school quartet will •, sia—this far you may go and not fiing. L. E. Old. banquet committee one step farther." Browning said. "If we draw that line, and Moscow kno'.vs we mean what we say. 1 don't think Russia would want to fight." The former governor said he believe.'i anything short of the Marwill mean war and ex- of :ram Robber Binds Victim In Alley and Takes $450 LITTLE ROCK, Alk., Jan. 0. (UP) —Little Rock police today were searching for a white man who held up a capital city resident last night mid emptied his billfold of $450. J. J Freeman told police lie was bound with strips of his own anny- styie ralncoal after being forced Into a. dark Mlcy at gunpoint. Ho was finally freed by Dr. W. E Morris, who heard his screams. Freeman said the man accosted him from the rear and he didn't tood look at the robber. Memorial Stadium Bonds finding Ready Buyers LITTLE ROOK, Ark., Jan. «. (UP) -Officials of the Arkansas War Memorial Stadium Commlailon have revealed that Ihey rxlltve tha $250.000 quota In the stale of aU- iliiim bonds will be reached by the Saturday mornlnx deadline. Commission Chairman Dallas Ualton sals yesterday sales were approaching the $200,000 mark, Now ll'i TultpburcrrM MILWAUKEE (UP)—The John Dices family thought the hamburger sandwiches with sliced onlun tasted a little odd, but no comment was made. The next morning Mrs, Drees discovered she had sliced up some of her husband's tulip Instead of the onions, chairman, announced. C. A. Hudson, chairman, and members of the Hendrix College Fund committee, plan a special drive within the next two weeks lo obtain the funds needed to pay , the balance due on the $11,500 j shall Plan pledge made by First Church dur- , pressed hope that the sccretarv Ing the $1,000,000 endowment cam- state's European recovery proxrn palgn. A total of $7,200 lias paid on this pledge. William 11. Wyatt. finance com- miltee chairman, discussed plans for completing the campaign for pledges to the chnch's 1948 budget. J. W. Adams, building committee chairman, reported on progress which lia.s been made with archi- Mtuiral plans for an auditorium lo ^^erected adjacent to the present educational building. Plans call for a sanctuary to seat 800 and enlargement of the church school building to provide quarters for an attendance of 800 in the church Bchoo]. U. S. Branson, member of the board, is preparing the architectural plans. been | might some day take it.s place on "another Freedom Train." Cotton Meeting Delegates Named In S. E. Missouri CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo., Jan. 9. —Southeast Missouri delegates to the National Cotton Council meeting to be held January 21-23 at Atlanta. Ga., were announced yesterday by N. W. Helm, Caruthersville, chairman of the Council's Missouri-Illinois unit Fifteen Missouri cotton industry leaders will serve as this.slate's representatives nt tile meeting. Cototn industry leaders from 17 states. ,wlll attend the meeting, to plan the industry's 1948 program in research, sales promotion, pro- fchiction. marketing; efficiency, and ^/orcign trade, Mr. Helm said. "All Missourians are concerned with the success of the cotton industry program." Mr. Helm declared, "since a large part of the slate's farm income is derived from cotton. In 1946, Missouri cotton income from lint and seed at Inrm level was $56,976,000. " Missouri delegates to the Council meeting include: Producers—Drew Vardell, Ken- netl; Judge. Hoy W. Harper and JilUsr M. K. Rowland. Curutliers- vllle. dinners -Ronnie F. Oienwell end Forrest A. McOinlcy, Hayti; George Hemphill, Kennett. Warehousemen—N. W. Helm, Caruthersville; Randolph Smith, Sikeston; Joseph R. Bcrtig, Par- agollld, Ark. Merchants—E. E>. Coleman. Jr., filkeston; Lamar Thompson, Hayti; W. E. Smith. c»ruthersvllle. Crushers—W. B. Stone, Cairo, III.; C. E. Garner, Memphis, Tenn.; P. B. Bartmosi, Sikeston. Landing Gear Retracts On Landing; None Hurt BIRMINGHAM, Ala.. Jan. 9 (UP) —A Delta Air Lines DC-3 plane was slightly damaged here last night when Us landing gear retracted a,s It t.ixicd in after a landing, but none of the 21 passengers was hurl. The plane was en route from Fort Worth. Tex., to Atlanta. Ga., and had completed its landing here when the mishap occurred. It had just turned around to taxi to the terminal. ' Passengers continued on to Atlanta In another plane. Read Courier News Want Ads suits ought to be adopted into our criminal code." 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"We Service Any Equipment We Sell" Wm. Fraser Plumbing & Heating 2 blocks e»st, 4 blocks south, 401 East Cherry Bl.vthcvillc Hospital Phone 2422 Nine-Juror Verdicts In Criminal Cases Urged HOT SPRINGS, Ark., Jnn. 9. (UP)—One nf the leading Arkansas authorities on criminal law, iklaski Circuit Judge Gns Fulk. ha', Wiled (or a change in thc pr&ent Arkansas Jury system. Judge Pulk yesterday asked thj Arkansas Peace Officers Association to biipuort, a suggestion which would Biter thB rnelhod by which criminal case juries in Arkansas no'*' reach their decisions. He advocated Hint a majority of nine votr.s ought to decide the verdict, instead of the present twelve. "I bclipfc." ^aid Jmige Fuik. "that to avoid hung juries and the expense jutf annoyance ol a second trial the nine vote verdict in civil x XXV "TO be honest, though, 1 didn't think it \voukl make much difference whether the police knew or nol ahout Jeff's sitting alone in his car that night wishing Avis vrere dead. 1 was quite sure by then that Lciphan had investigated thoroughly the possibility ol Jeff being a murderer. And I didn't in my own heart think that JefT had killed Avis and Art. For one thing, 1 knew thai he wasn't madly enough in love with me to do a thing like that. Oh yes. Jeff liked me. He might even be hnppy to marry rr.t now lhal lie was free lo marry aga n and once he was sure that I wasn't a murderess. Rut my eyes were open now. 1 was no longer deliberately trying to fool myself where JefT Haverson was concerned and 1 knew he was too cautious and too selfish to ever do anything violent lhal would upset his own comfortable life. So that wai that. JefT was out of it. Except as a heartache. Of course, thinking of cur mystery bronchi me straight to what I'd been dying to think about all evening—and making a fninl pretense not to. About Bob Leiphan. And about the things he had said to me and the things he had left unsaid; about his gray eyes warming now when they met mine, not at all hard and cynical a I first remembered llicm: about his hnnrf touching mine, briefly bul rcassur- inRly. It was just like me to be ro- (naneing about man—practically a stranger at thai—when my very- life hung in ieopnrdy. In uller disgust at mysell. I lumped up and went into my room ind changed into a shorl wool >kirl and a heavy pull-over ,wcait-r put on n pair of walking ixfords and took a green suede .viiulbrori[;er out ol ,.i> closet. Sometimes when everything else lails, a gooo walk helps. WALKED for hours, walked until I was ready lo drop from fatigue. I was so tired when 1 turned homeward that I stumbled a couple of times cominc up the hill. The house was dark when i returned. Marie was evidently sleeping of! her jag. 1 had a latch key to the front door so I climbed the slcps from the drive to the upper terrace and Icl myself inlo the small front foyer. Without turning on any lights 1 went back along the upper hall '.oward my bedroom. I've explained before obmit the Iwo shallow circular sU-pj just inside the door of my room that lead down from the hall to the level of the room. I think it was because 1 was so tired that somehow 1 missed the top step and fell and just as I fell there was a Hash of lighl in my face and an explosion as if the whole world had suddenly cracked wide open. There was another explosion as my face hit the soft fur rug at the base of the steps. The next thing I remember was a woman screaming hysterically. The lights flashed on overhead In the room and I groaned and tried to move.and sensed rather than saw Marie Maloney kneeling beside me. Consciousness came back slowlv in waves. I became aware of something cold under my right hand where it was filing out on the rug. I raised my head and looked. II was a s»n that lay under my hand— a short, ugly-looking revolver. Automatically I picked it up 1 struggled lo a sitting position and looked at thc gun in n y hand and as my senses cleared I put it down very carefully on the rug again and stood up and backed away from it. Marie was looking at me. She was shaking will, fright and she kept mumbling through her while nd sliiililni; lips: "You tried to kill yourself, Miss Donn. Oh, Miss Donn." "Shut up," 1 said suddenly "Shin up. 1 didn't try to kill myself. 1 came in in (he dark and fell down the steps here and just ns 1 fell somebody shot at me." • • • 'plIF. two French doors that open - onlo the upper terrace that runs along that entire side of Hie upper fiooi' of Ihe house were closed. I walked over and tried one of them. H opened. It was unlocked. And through that unlocked door someone had come inlo [his room. Someone had come inlo this room and waited in the dark—wailed to kill me. "Marie, 1 want you lo call Ilic police. Call Bob Lciphan of Uie homicide sciuad. Ask him lo come liere ripht away." She slartcii fur Ihe IHephimc by my bed. I too); another looR at Ihe French doors. They were locked now, but a bullet might come crashing through them. "Wail a minute, Min ic," I cried. "Wait a minute. Nol in here. Lei's go into the living room. You can telephone from there." We went inlo the hall together, headed for the living room and Marie screamed again. A throaty tnsplns scream this time as if the top of her voice was worn out. A large mirror over the console table had been shattered by the bullcls that had missed me. The bright shining pieces of the mirror lay all over the floor: the frame wilh about nnc-half of the mirror remaining in il still clung crookedly to the wall. I walked over to the [ninoi to examine it and there was thc refection of my shoulders and the green suede jacket in the part il Ihe minor lhal remained nnd only gapiny bole where my face should have been: and il came over me that thai was the way would nave looked II 1 hadn't slipped and fallen—a body, a drad body wilhoul a face. I rjave a funny Mule gaspim; Found nnd caught at Marie's arm and fell myself sliding lo the floor. (To Be Continued) OUT OUR WAY By J. R. WiHiqms Our Boarding House with Ma j. Hoople / TH 1 BULL MAY BE I BRAIN* BUT THERE \ MUST BE SOME FAT / MIXED IN--HE LET I TH' DOC TALK HIM \ IKJTO &FOCAL SPECS. J NE.W FALSE TEE7H HE LL BE AS WORTHLESS AS A IN LOVE WITH A GIRL WHO HAS T1VO OTHER BEAUS, A LAP COS. AMP ELEPHONE.' 1 EtHEL'6 COWMG OVER FOR CHOW AMD I'D LIKE To FOOL HER INTO THINKING THIS AIN'T A 6OAT FARM '. SMILL you GUVS KEEP FROM, COIWNS DOWM OVER VOUR EVES WHILE SHE'S HERE 7 CUPID MU5T HAVE DROPPED ON YtXI ARCH SUPPORTS ALL AT ONCE J (?OP SHE'S CLEOPATRfK S.:tV."V«7w THE OVERLOAD By MERRILL BLOSSRR VWAT YOU FAUINO NO KIOOIN& ' LAKD SMITH IMS IUK) Oil ft. W/m I Way c Succeeoro lOO H'f/.L I SILLV ) NOTHI OtJ THIS ROAD Her, To TIVM SIREN! SOllMDS I.IKC? fOtJcT CA*. COMING THIS W.\V' ME.UkROSV, Gl'CAK ' TO Me? 'I could say plenty, tnit I nude n New Year resolution not to criticize (nulls in othor women, pai tictiUily e<*otlam!" Don't you think / ever yet tired of cleaning up after o/i/y one person house iv ho the iwrk I do.,. MICH/UH, O'MALLKY anil'RALPH LANK & call to Camion. th« jawslcr, got m« nowhere. 50 THE VICIIM 15 UNIO£NTIflCD, I WHAT Wilt \ THE SUSPtCTS CflN'T B£ LOCATED. I YOU DO UEXT.)-j »ND NOBOOY HAS HEARD Of THE WHO FORMS THE MISSING »v / IM WINKING OF PO5INO (V5 THE RICH VICTOR AMID AGAIN »HD IRYIHG MY tUCH IN IIIECASRAII NO.MR FHN1, I'VE BEEN IN TIMS BUSINES) THIRTY YEARS. AND I'VE NEVER HEARD OF A VAN DER RANK QUITE A CASE, UDBY.' WASH TUBBS There's (he M;m f THIS IS A FINE KOVTOV-DDl \ F I BEEN WWriH'HEKE FIFTSEM \ t MINUTES, Ml' THKT BIRD WOf 5 L CW.LED FOR. A INTERVIEW / \.H&SW'T SHOWED UP MET! /. ONE IS FOLLOWING HIM.... OMK.TOBM! SOARS \OtS 1 —f CWO'TWMTftLL !/ DM! TH'COPS'LL \ FROB'lX LOCJXTE <r ERSTS WSTEEY (\^4VW^'•('/ WATCHES TO SEE THAT HE'S REALLY AWHE.THENSWOIW AFTER HIW... By FKED HARMAN BETrtFt fAASK UP M O\5E VJE'RE S6 NEAR 'HAlRPIrt CURVE ITS 5U5E GOOO T5 YOU ASAJN. 050 BUT -fOO DIDN'T KS« JUST FCB !TS THEM DINOSAUK STEAKS, YOU POTBELLIED O_' HYENA SO SUTHTKNS.YOU aE£-9»*:NSD .AP£ THEM STE\K HOOTS Ais'o 11 MR EOCAK (MARTIN 1

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