The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 27, 1947 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, August 27, 1947
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PACE FOUR BLYTHEVTLLfi (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 1<)'I7 Cult Leader Held hi Poison Death 'Salvation Cocktail' Fatal for Attendant At 'Worship' Service SUMMARVIIiE. Ga., Aug. 27.— •(UP)The Rev. Gordon MiSer was bound over for grand jury action to' day on charges of manslaughter jn the death of Ernest Davis, a member of his Free Church of God, who draiik a "sal-Auioii cocktail;' of deadly poisons. Davis died in agony during a backwoocl religious riiunl. Pour witnesses testified at a city court hearing yeslcrday thai 'Miller brought n bottle of poison to the services, For several hours the zealots worked themselves into a frenzy, nucl fi- niiily the moment of the supreme faith demonstration arrived, witnesses said. • 'Miller took his test from the - snake-handlers' favorite passage, St. Mark 16:11: '"They shall take up the serpents, and they that drink any deadly thing it shall not hurt them." A witness related that the |>astoi approached Davis and said: , "Do you believe- in the power of the Lord great enough to take what's in the bottle? 'If you tlo, drink it. If you clo not believe the power of the Lord is great enough, 'don't do it." Davis reached for the potion which contained strychnine, bichloride of mercury and assorted other poisons. •Witnesses said Milter poured several tcaspoonsfnl into a glass cf writer and handed it to the aggitated worshipper. Davis took several gulps of the drink and miller sipped It too to demonstrate he practiced what he preached, witnesses said. Miller suffered no ill effects. "Davis just kept prayln' and plucK- iit his guitar," \vitnesses said. He died in a hospital. Mrs. Lucy Davis, the willow testified that "her husband "had too much faith—I kept telling him that the other members wouldn't drink 11." Willis Davis, a brother, said he belonged to another branch of thi church that didn't believe in drink Ing poison. Satn Davis, father of the tleceaseil said thai he used to handle snake but doesn't believe now that's tlv way to salvation. "I wouldn't even touch a dead on novv," he said. Bereaved Husband Faces Rival Six Teen-Age Inmates of Reformatory For Girls Escape in Unmentionables TECUMSEH, Okla., Aug. 27. (UP)# — Six 'lecn-aged inmates were back in the "meditation ward" nl- the —. toe f»» flans tOf BUS rroncnije ***"•**»«* Abandoned Police Oapl, Thomas. Harrison, ci'iiUT, roads the delnlls'-of Mrs. Celeste Soil's fatal weekend with Lloyd Marions. viglil. Francis Soil, the husband,, looks fixedly at his laic wife's drinking companion while Martens' statement is being read to the Chicago police Captain. (NBA .Telepho'lo). 'Please, Bessie, Let's Sirius, the dog star, has a star companion made of substance so dense that one teaspoon of it would weigh 4»o pounds. SELL Your Car While Prices are HIGH! State Police Start War on Arkansas Cattle Rustlers made a tactical error when they tiled to escape wearing only nlKht,- IJiio.vns or |>n lilies and brassieres. Tliblr 1 attire, it .seemed, made police more-than-usually enthusiastic in pursuing them. For wlitlc tlio cops captured the SK wanllly-clad girls within six hours, a seventli wearing blue jeans was still at. large today. riie break was led by a tall 18- vcnr-old blonde described as "tough UK! mean." Three of the girls lerc Indians. They were brunettes. I lie oilier four were blondes. Tlic seven gills had been placed in the "meditation" or disciplinary ward after they staged a riot and ihrc'iiU'iied to kill a matron. They Ijroke windows, smashed mirrors nnd splintered furniture during the rioting. The Klrls escaped from the ward either by l>ickine the lock or "having it opened lor them uy someone on the outside." Seven cruising units of officers loitk off in full cry, panting up hill and down dale through brambles and briars after the girls. News of the chase got nrcund to state police and they Joined the deputies in K nush-by-bush search of Ihe area. The girls got one break because Piiuawatomie County's biggest oil suslicr in history was brought in just as the pursuers were pounding on their heels. Roads were jammed LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Aug. 27 UP)—The Capital Transportation Company apparently was ready to continue the job of converting its system to buses and trackless trol- eys today, following an announcement that plans for a second citywide referendum on the firm's franchise would be abandoned. E. C. Sowder, who had announced plans for a refendum, said last night that he would not push such proposal. He said his decision was made after the city council agreed Swing Takes Oath WASHINGTON, 1 Aug. 27. (UP) — Oscar R. Swing was sworn in ns Federal Security Administrator today by Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson of the United States. Ewing, who was appointed during the congressional recess, succeeds Watson B. Miller. The Federal Security Argeney handles the government's health, education and security programs. Is survived by his wife, Sally Henry. Hornc Funeral Home of Biytheville Is in charge Will Bilker, Negro, died yeslenlny at his home here. He was (j'J. Funeral services will lie held at Oak Grove Baptist Church at Holland, Mo., Sunday nl 2 p.m. Home Funeral Home is in charge. Too Lot* to Classify Negro Deaths Funeral services for Clayton Henry, Negro, who died Sunday at I3el:laire. 'Ark., will be held tomorrow ai the 'Mount Pisma Baptist Church at 2:30 p.m. at Belclairc. He to increase the transit fares from six to seven cents, rather than from six to eight cents as originally planned. The company will put its new fares into effect Sept. 1. ! Vegetable Pure, 1 to be sure / • try HunKo for Safe LITTLE ROCK, Aug. 27. (UP) Arkansas' State Police today \voiv ilerted for a general war on calU" hieves soid to be operating throughout the state. Jack Porter, director of the po- icc department, tortay ordered his .__ _ _ men to hall as many cattle trucks 1 with sightseers heading toward Choice resident tots in Wilson new addition east of Highway 61 South. Also industrial lots adjacent to railroad spur. Priced reasonable, liberal terms. See or call \V. C. Cates, 500 Walnut, Phone 2H4:i. 27 [)k !» :) COOKING FAT 3ts Wonderful! y*i It's all ! vegetable p i Light and heavy mash fed, brooder, fryers. Delivered in city. Major Little. North Highway <>1. " 8127 ck 9|2 to SH ELTON i Motor Company ! 119 W. Ash Phone 438 Robert Moore of Memphis, Tcnn., tries to kiss and make up, but his cow Bessie still seems hurt and indignant over n free-for-all involving a bucket of milk. Uessie kicked Moore while he was milking her, nnd the former in turn gnvc her u sound flogging. Neighbors called the sheriff to arbitrate the dispute. is possible and check for a trip rr- tard and bill oi sale. He said surh ; >apcrs are required by Arkansas Jaw. The thieves have been o|x?rating in all sections of the state, he added, but during the pust. week have concentrated their efforts in six or seven counties. He rms received reports of thefts from Saline! Bradley. Jefferson, St. Francis. Van Buren and Garland Counties during the past week. Porter emphasized that he does not want to interfere v;ith the legitimate hauling and x purchasing of livestock but said "we've got to clu something to protect the cattle owner in tile state." Pine Bluff Committee .Studies School Taxes PINE BLUFF. Ark., Aug. 27, (UP) —A permanent citizens committee oday was considering the ''most easible and practical" way (jf equalizing tax assessments in the '!ne Bluff School District, follow - ng its appointment at a meeting lore last night. Siiawnee to see the big (low. Residents said that between the well and the sirts it was one of the nost exciting days the county had ever seen. Mrs. 'Mildred Brown Dies; \ c uneral to Be in Osccola -j OSCEOLA. AUK. 27. —Service!! for I Mrs. Mildred Caylc Urown, 32. who i died yesterday afternoon at the .101111] of her mother. Mrs. K. J. Kearney, will be held tomorrow afternoon at the First Haptist. Church. The Rev. Ij.'T. Lawrence will officiate. Burial will be at Ernien Cemetery with Swift Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Brown was a beautician he- fore ill health forced her retirement a year and a half ago. Other than her mother, she is survived by a daughter. Patricia, and n brother, Malcolm C«i;le of Mount Airry, N.C. j Read Courier News Want Ads McClcllan. to Speak in Pocahontas, Jonesboro LITTLE ROCK, AUK. 27. (UP) II. R Sen. John L. McClcllan has schedulc-d at least five speeches in Arkansas next week. On Monday he will speak at a memorial dedication at PticahontnF honoring veterans of all wars Tuesday lie will address a joinl meeting of nil the Jonesboro civic clubs, and on Wednesday he wil speak at a meeting of soil conservation and ilood control represen latives at Conway. The state's senior senator will b< (he principal speaker at a slat meeting of Young Democrats in Little Rock next Thursday, and •will wind" up a busy week Friday with an address to the Arkansas civic clubs. Margaret Flies Home After Concert Debut WASHINGTON, Aug. 27. (UP) — Margaret Truman, singing daughter of the President, returned here early today by plane from California where she made her concert debut Saturday niyht. Miss Truman was met at the airport at 1:30 a.m. by the President and Mrs. Truman. Dvucie Snyder (laughter of the secretary of treasury and one of Margaret's closes' friends, also was on hand to welcome the President's daughter. Delays Speed Test .Incoln Zetiner, 4 Ooor sedan. 4 new tires, good spare. Clean 'Inside and out. Louks like new. nlso I93G Ford coupe both in good condition. Ptioiin 28G9, ' 1521 'Hcnrn. T!27-|Jk-9ll Comblimcion blucksmith - weldlnn shoi^ arid garage. Two and one-half miles west of Osceola. highway 40. III. 3, iox.35. Osccoln. H. B. Mills. Dry laundry wood. Dtliveriul $:t.50 per lo:ul. ORk ?. hy A, 10 feet !ong- i5u each. Phone 3781. Si 27 -r»k-2» 5' CUSHMAN Scooter. Reclviced for quick sale. Complete with back seat. Windshield, and etc. phone 2210. 8 27-ck-UO For Sale of Trade Roll a* way beds, pump gun, chifferolie. studio couches, bedroom suites, and many other Items for snle or trade for Items yon no longer use. ELbert TiiiCfman's Swap Shop. 401 K. Main. Phone 859. 8127-ck YOU CAN BUILD NOW! Pre-Fab Sectional Government 1 Buildings Buildings are 20-fl. \ 100-ft. All in 5-ft. sections, bolted. Roof section "»' x 12'. Walls 5' x 7'. l'l(x>r section :V x 10'. Sills, :{ pieces 2" x 8". Rafters 2" x -I" Trusses. Average includes 20 windows, 2 doors. ICasy to lake down and put up. Buy entire 20 x 100 or V: or '/, as you need, ready for immediate delivery. While they last. All §2000 Value Only $659 Will Make Fine Wanted to Rent Tenant Houses, Tourist Camps/ Hunting, Fishing Lodges, Farm Buildings, Stores, Barns. BOSLEY WRECKING CO. Dyershurj, Tcnn. Armv Air Base Ut. 51, 1 !Mile North of Halls 10 Miles South of HyerslnirK Mr. Bnslcy. Mitr. At C'tmlell Hull Evciiitigs (i-S Phone 1123 • BONNEV1LLE SALT FLATS; Utah. Aug. 27. (UP)—Ab Jenkins. Salt Lake City race driver, today postponed "indefinitely" his at- The committee will also attempt | tempts to set new auto endurance to determine the best method of | racing records on the Bonnevlllc "mancing a reassessment move. Ira Foster was named chairman of the committee and" State Senator REWARD yiveti for rental of 2 or 3 bedroom uxtfunilshefl house or apartment. Permanent renter. CJMI B!VC yootl references as to cnre of property. Call 2342 tiny or 20GB after G p.m. ' S 2V-i>k-30 PERMANENTLY located all julutt family desperately in »eecl of 5 or o room ui i furnished home. CaT Mrs. Anderson (it 2903. 21-f>k-9 -5 Lawrence Blackwell \v:is elerted .secretary. salt flats. It was doubted that Jenkins would make any more tries this Fall, since Ihe car supposedly is due in Indianapolis for another speed event eiiily in September. Wanted Dirt for snlt. Pride » V Usrcy. phone 517 27-ck-tf for Rent Small houKc^ccplni: room or sleenli^ room. Phone 2MO. 27-pk-29 For COMPLET Bring Your Car or Truck to LEE MOTOR SALES Complete line of Parts -Oldsmobile, GMC Trucks Complete Accessories See Our Line of Farm . Trailers Easy Terms mmfsmmmt^^ Sales Dept Open Nights ' 'until 9p.m. Large Stock of USED CARS '46 Ford—Radio and Heater '41 Chevrolet*—4 in Stock '41 Chevrolet 5 Pass. Coupes '41 Pontiac 4-Door — New Paint '40 Chevrolet Club Coupe And Many Others New GMC 48 Passenger School Bus Ready to Go We Buy Clean Used Cars Sales Dept. Open Nights Until 9 p.m. Phone 519 | LEE MOTORS MIS I East End of Main St. I Oldsmobife GMC Tracks COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY • WEDDING PICTURES Capture the rapture of your wedding day forever with perfectly wrought pictures. • CHILDREN'S PICTURES Have their pictures made in the familiar surroundings of their own home ... by appointment only • BUSINESS BUILDINGS Record your business changes with accurate interior and exterior photographs. Livestock Photography PHONE 461 - ASK FOR MRS. OENNING The Courier News Co. FARM LANDS FOR SALE 1400 acres all in one tract. Best improved place and most perfectly drained farm in Southeast Missouri. Has beautiful new home on it. Over thirty tenant houses, most of them wired for lights. Gravel roads over entire farm. If you want to see a beautiful large farm, call H. E. "Bud" Fisher now at 2330, Biytheville, Ark. MISSOURI LANDS 190 acres one mile west Tallapoosa. Well located mi good road. Good soil for cotton and beans. I'rice per acre SI75.00. See it! 334 acres at Tallapoosa. Well improved. On gravel. Well drained I'arm in good location. Good soil. See this one! I'rice SHiO.OO "icr acre. -This place is well worlli Hie money. -10 acres one and a half miles north of Gideon on mam gravel. Four room residence. Lights. Small barn and outbuildings. I'rice SI 50.00 per acre. If you want a nice home, see Ihis! 11!) acres of the finest land money can liny, located near pole road east of Gideon. Four room asbestos sided house. Good barn. Priced low to sell now! §150.00 per acre. This is cypress land. 10!) acres near Wardell. 4 room house and barn. New gravel going in in front of place. Lights. This place is a buy at $110.00 per acre. Better look at this. SO acres near I'ascola. Gravel road, lights. This is a buy. I'rice per acre S125.00. 55000.00 cash down handles. Hurry! 480 acres excellent for stock farm. Soil is clay loam. 225 acres in cultivation. New four room house and new barn. A real buy for §17,500.00 with Vz cash. Located !) miles southwest Advance. 100 acres clay loam on gravel. Lights. Southwest of Advance. 1'ricc per acre §80.00._ §:5500.00 cash will handle this place. Hurry! 100 acres 2 miles north Gosnell, Ark. Fine land for beans and cotton. I'rice per acre SI00.00. §11000.1)0 cash. •10 acres 2 miles north Gosnell, Ark. A real farm for collon and Beans. §100.00 per acre. ARKANSAS LANDS 35 Acres T/2 miles north of Biytheville on 61 Highway. 5 room residence, outbuildings, good four room tenant house, barn. Finest soil. Lights, phone. Beautiful location for a home. $12,000. Takes $6,000 cosh to handle. 100 acres north of Armorel. Good soil for cotton and beans. S1S5.00 per acre. 80 acres south of 40 & 8 Miss. County. Off the gravel but a good farm for SI 2,800.00. 100 acres between I'aragould and Corning, Ark., on main highway, with mail, school and bus route. Good four room house, three screcncd : in porches, electricity. I'rice Si 10.00 per acre. Hurry! WE HAVE OTHER FARMS FROM 40 ACRES TO 5GO ACKKS IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS REMEMBER—See H. E. "Bud" Fisher tor the Best Soil E 'BUD' FISHER REAL ESTATE & LOANS 101 East Kentucky Blytheville. Arkansas Phone 2330 Any Time for Appointment A/ways See "Bud" First tor the Best in All Types of Farm Lands

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