The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 9, 1948 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 9, 1948
Page 10
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PAGE TEN BLYTHEV1LLB (ARK.) COUK1ER NEWf Widower Denies Poisoning Mate Von Burtn County Man Armttd on Ev« Of Another Marriage RUB8ELLVILLE, Ark., Jan. 9. '(UP.)—Lonnfe A. Robbins, burly «-ye»r-old Clinton, Ark , widower, •toutly denid »ny guilt in the ttryehnin* poisoning of his 54- yew-o!d Texas bride of a week In a gruelling pre-dawn session with State Police here today. Robbins wu arrested near Dardanelle. Ark., yesterday a half hour before he was to have wedded Mrs. Helen Roberts, a 43-year- old Little Rock widow. H« was held on an open charge, and officers planned to continue their questioning today. Meanwhile, van Buren county Coroner H. J. Hall said an au- topjy showed that Mrs. Sue Dudley Robbins, whom Bobbins mar- lied in Albhie, Tex., on Christmas Day, died of strychnine poisoning on New Year's Eve, four hours after the couple returned from their honeymoon. He ruled out the possibility of suicide. A half- empty bottle of poison was found in the Robbins home. Seek Source of Pulson Dr. Hall said the poison was not bought In Clinton, and that officers were extending their Investigation into where it was purchased. Bobbins was questioned until 3 a. m. today. Van Buren County Sheriff Doycc Casinger returned to Clinton this morning to continue his Investigation while state police went into another session with Bobbins here. Mrs. Roberts said she met Robbins about a year ago while she was clerking in a Little Rock electrical appliance store. He purchased an electric iron from her and asked her. for a dale. She went with him from time to time until a tew rial's after his' wife's death She met hl m In Little Rock Thursday and they left yesterday morning for a small Arkansas town to be married. She told officers (he first she knew of his marriage to and the death of the Texas woman was when state police stopped them on a highway yesterday for questioning. Insurance Angles Investigated State police at Russellville were on the lookout for ^Bobbins when they discovered that a Dardanelle woman had a ring he had given her. it was identified later as a ring he took off the finger of his dead wife When officers stopped the couple ""n R ° quotctl Ro^his as "They've got m e. Don't worry because you are innocent. You hail nothing to do with It. I haven't . n time to explain every- got the thing." Mrs. Roberts surmised that Robbins was making love to her while a handful of friendly strangers were burying his wife. slrR " gcrs Officers said they were told that Mrs. Robbins withdrew $1850 in postal savings before leaving Texas ana that she wore dlomond rings' Robbins the beneficiary of" a "MOO insurance policy, officers reported Robbins had about, $77 in cash when he was arrested. 'Polecat' Editor In S ikes ton, Missouri, Dies tto., Jan. 9. <i Waves Buffet Vessel With 800 Aboard TOKYO, Jan. ». (UP)— Eyewitness report* from pilots flying overhead said tod»y that th« Russian motorship Dvlna appeared to be in imminent danger of capsizing and spilling her 800 passenger! Into the Pacific Ocean. The ship was being buffeted by mountainous seas. Water already stood six feet deep In her hold. The pilots said that » rescue ship apparently had taken the Dvaua under tow but that she was wallowing In the troughs of the huge waves. LI, J. Ij. Fitesinimons, Bloomflcld, N. J., piloted a B-n rescue plane which flew over the stricken vessel. He said Russian patrol boat No. 30 "appeared" to have secured a line to the Hater-logged Dvtna. FiiiKtmmoiis said that, "at times fhe appeared close to turning over completely." Forty to 50 persons were huddled on the bow and fantail of (he Dvlna nnd the ship appeared to be in an "extremely perilous" situation, FitKimmons reported. Missco Baptist Church Workers Meet in Osceola Mississippi County Assoclatlonal Workers ot the Baptist Churches in the county held an all-day con- lerciice todny at the First Baptist Church In Osceola. • Speakers were Jack Autcn, who discussed 'The Need ol Evangelistic Pastors", and Marcus Wilkerson, who spoke on "The Power of ?.n Evangelistic Pastor". The sermon was given by Die Rev. A. F. Muncy. The Rev. C. J. Rushing, missionary, gave a report of his activities. Immediately following the adjournment of the conference, an executive board meeting wn» held. Dropped the A-Bomb These two men have something m Fe ebee Ml was the bombardier right, dropped the bomb at Nnfin.s Beahan. right. wer c pl,oto«n M ,h<,, common which no other two men ,„ the world can share Afa who aimed the Mom bomb at Hiroshima and Captain Kcrmit Ri. These two men and the!r wives, Mr* Ftreboc. ,e/t „ d M» Te s M they dined together in Houston, Texas <NE A Te.ephoo) Ratlflrd After Death No amendments to the U. S. Constitution became effective during the administration of Abraham In- coln. The 13th amendment, prohibiting slavery, was not ratified, until eight months after his death. their political affiliations. His editorials on subjects ranging from church socials to International aifairs frequently attracted nationwide interest. Go Slow Policy Adopted Within Little UN Group LAKE SUCCESS. N. Y.. Jan 9 (UP)—Great Britain today threw its support behind „„ American move to delay United Nations debate on the veto problem. Great Britain took Its stand as the UN Lltlle Assembly began Us third session with embarrassingly little to do. b ' The United SUtra asked quick approval of its resolution which would postpone full-fledged debate on the veto problem until March 15. Every UN member would have until then to make specific proposals on what to do nhotit the veto, by which any member ol the Big Five can block action by the UN security council. The United stales nor/til that by the time the deadline arrives, tlic Soviet bloc would drop its boycot; of the Little Assembly and join In the discussions. Russia and her five followers In UN have refused to attend the little assembly on Record Amount Spent For Veterans' Benefits WASIIlNtvrON. Jan. 9. .I/PI- The Veterans Administration reported today [hot it spent, a record $7,«05.335,20I oil veterans affairs in the fiscal year ending i June 30, 1Q47. j Costs of veterans benefits to 401242 ex-scrviccmen i,, Arkansas lo- 1 taled $106.470.091, a breakdown of ! compensation expenditures showed I Largest chunk was $6.677.978 078 , for compensation Including cdu- , cation, pensions, unemployment al| Jownnccs and other benefits to fiv- I ma veterans n nd dependents of decreased veterans. The latest estimate shows a veteran population of 18.600,000 [Rows 15,000 Miles a Year \But Gets Nowhere I MIDULEPORT, O. (UP>—Arvln ' Roush, Clifton, W. Va., rows a jboat an estimated 15.000 miles a year yet never gets more than three-quarters of a mile from his home. Roush. operator of tlic Clifton- Mirttllenort (O.) ferry across the Ohio river, is one of the fast-dis- ; appearing clan of hardy ferry operators who still work their ferries !by hand.. They have been replaced mostly by toll-free bridges, automobile transportation and power craft. House Passage Predicted for GOP Tax Slash he to pass about Jan. 29 the " b|ll to cut personal l^ome $5,600,000,000 a year. All sfpris point to an easy House i ^tory for the KnuUon bill des- pl e President Truman's recommen- atton in his message to Congress : for a far different individual in- I come tpx reduction plan. | f.JSi'; 7^" umat » proposed a $40 tax ciedit for each taxpayer and dependent, effective this year. The IOKS of revenue under this plan— ??"™ t «l by the President at $3.200,000.000 annually - would be made up through an increase In corporation taxes. The legislation sponsored by Chairman Harold Knutson, R Minn., of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee would go much further than Mr. Truman_ proposed In cutting personal Livestock " ennh . ncl .be"» I" lor several days. 1 Blantons death dosed one V the most colorful careers in thc : aism^ WeeMl ' "««P«P<T journ!, Blism. He vas famous as a mim' °L±ort lhnkcs aild dislikcs ""•". clainlv i 1 .° PU1 1°" S b >»»'ly and ?M.rin» h l " 51<edltori " 1 5 without or^fo?s. BS ° f his fricndf ,, " e t' 50 WB5 known 'or his sud- «cn changes of opinion °" ce . he vvas an-arded an h on- Uo?rf r° °'S' S com >"i«l™ by oov- rk '" rcc °S'>Hion of support he had eh'en 8 L a falling •," fe/ s B ° Ut had mat- en ?V Bianton's Standard carried - ,, self m the Standard's columns. He was a friend of Presiden Truman whom henrtS" SneeyStufff HeodCote Va-tro-nol In each / DMth-fetrN —•-"I work fast to * - . ^^ *nn, make breath- V*"* *BS eader. And It »Kd*t first t&Ufc or "«««, V«-tro-nol nupc to « In Lake Ilopango, San Salvador. I a volcanic crater rose above the I surface In a single night. . grounds that it was set up illc- gall.v. j A spokesman disclosed that Bri- i lain favored the slow approach on j the veto* because the security council alrendy had a committee of cx- 1 ports discussing the problem Toastmasters Train DENVER (UP) — Tcastrnasters from four Western states met In Denver to train themselves in the ability to speak well in public and to promote community welfare Member clubs of the Tonstniasters International represented at the Denver meeting came from Wyoming. Washington, California and Colorado. v NAT IONAL STOCKYARDS, Jan. 9. <TJP)-Llvestock- Hogs 10,000, salable 9.000; market mostly 25 to 50c higher than average Thursday, closing slow and SjlT 1 "- Partly lost on a few late aeals. Bulk good and choice 180 to 300 ]tw 28.25-28.50; top 28.15 for few loads, mostly under 230 Ibs A few clean-up deals 28.25, and 325 Ibs 28. Most 160 to 170 Ibs 27.5028.25; 130 to 150 Ibs 25-27- few 3.25; 100 to 120 Ibs 21-24.25; sows 450 Ibs down 25-25.50; over 4501 ^so 24 ' 25 " 2 *' 75 ' staes mostly mo 't Cattle 2.3CO, salable 2,100; calves! 500, all salable. Lunlted supply of' steers and butcher yearlings finding sale at steady prices, largely medium kinds available from "20-25- cows and bulls steady in active trade. Odd head good coivs around 19-20; common and medium beef 16 " 18; ""n" 5 and cutters Head Courier News Want. Ads. Distributed b, L D. Blytheville. Ark. JUST A REMINDER to Save You Money on Branded Merchandise at Mead' s PRE-INVENTORY SALE Leather Jackets Sport Jackets Drastic Reductions In Sport Coats Sport Shirts House Shoes Casual Shoes It It's For A Man—MEAD'S Will Have It! MEAD'S ' • » ' ';</ \ ,- 1)1 MAIN f TKI1T • " , FRIDAY. JANUARY 9, 1048 Basketball Uniforms We have them in stock at competitive prices • _. There's no basketball made —better than MacGregor Goldsmith! k Concrete Tile Sewer Tile Sites 4, ( and 8 Inch Culvert Tile Sit*t It, 12, 15, «, 21, u, M and M Inch A. H. WEBB Hwy. «1 at State UM fhoat BljtheriU* 714 PRESCR!PTl6NS Fresh Stock Guaranteed Best Prices Kirby Drug StoreS RADIO REPAIR \ *_?D 2 DAY SERVICE ON ANY MAKE OR MODEL. RELIABLE WORKMANSHIP. PHONE 2642 We call for and Deliver FRED CALLIHAN Electrical Appliance Co. Authorized Motorola Radio Sales and Serrice 106 South First St. Step on it! Bring downtrodden heels, worn soles to us. Swift, expert service H-fl LTCRS QUflLITY SHO£ SHOP IZI W. M«IN ST. City Radio -Service- Dial 2407 FOP Eipert Kept In 324 tut Main 81 Felix A. Carney FOR ELECTRIC WORK *Call 2397* —FOR— • Bab Powell • T. W. 'Hop' Neil We specialize in house wiring, farm wiring, motor repair and applianA installation. ~ BOB'S Electric 500 N. Fifth St. Blytheville, Ark. FOR SALE Concrete Building Blocks Aquella Water Proofing Paint 12-48 inch CONCRETE CULVERTS plain or reinforced Osceola Tile and CULVERT CO. We Deliver Phone 691 Free Delivery Call PICKARD'S GROCERY Phone 2043 1014 Chickasawba I Have On Hanc At All Times Several tractors and equlpmen . . , both new and used ones JOHN DEERE, PARMALL an other makes. Also. I have to sale at all times 70 to 80 head o mules. Terms can be nrrangei Will trade for most anythin you have. New Ford Tractors Ready for Delivery F. C. CROWL 1 Mile S. of Brajgadocio Is This the Day After Wash Day? Did you calch a colil hanging out (hat wcl wash? Docs your back ache from Ironing-? Save yourself hours of discomfort and doctor bills. Send your laundry lo us. finest service — prompt deliveries— easy on the bud pet. Call Us For Both Laundry and Dry Cleaning NU-WA LAUNDRY CLEANERS Phone 4474-4475 Still & Young Motor Co: Lineoln-Mercuiy Dealer Phon» 347» Blytheyill* Ark. 112 W»rnnt M.

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