The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 17, 1947 · Page 3
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, SEPfKMBKR 17, 19-17 Mob Violence Again Condoned North Carolina Jury ;R«fuMS to Indict Two Accused M«n WARRBNTON, N. C., Sept. 17.— IUP>—Th« self-oonfessed leader of a thwarted lynch mob today was cleared for the second time in two months by a grand Jury which also refused to indict the grey-haired jailer who led the armed white men to a young Negro's cell. A Warren County Grand Jury, given the evidence Monday from adjoining Northampton County after Gov. Gregg Cherry ordered the case ^ reopened, found no cause to indict Joe Cunningham, assistant manager of a Rich Square, N. O., theater, and Jailer A. W. Edwards of Jackson, N. C. • Cunningham and six other Rich . ^quarg men named In his confession to the JtBI were cleared Aug. 4 by a Northampton County Grand Jury at Jackson but Cherry fell back on an 1893 anil-lynching law to ^reopen the case. Superior Court Judge J. Paul Frizzelle, silting Sept. 2 as a committing magistrate on Cherry's orders directed Cunningham to be held for grand jury action in this conn- , ty and Issued a bench warrant for ' the 63-year-old Edwards, who had not been charged before. Cunningham was charged with conspiracy and breaking and enler- illg a Jail with intent to injure n prisoner.' Frizzelle had orders Edwards held for conspiracy and for aiding and abetting the mobsters. • In releasing the other six men PriiZle told them pointedly they were cleared only because Cunningham's confession did not provide slrong enough evidence against them. : The seven white men were charged originally with kidnaping, but ^ere .cleared by the Northampton County Grand Jury which also freed Godwin (Buddy) Bush, 23-year-old Negro sawmill worker who was sciz- , ed from jail but escaped with his life by belting from his captors. : Bush had been charged with assault with intent 10 rape n young white stenographer at Rich Square. Gun Trogedy Turns Smiles to Tears R a j n $|j|| ^eded In Parts of State On Jupller and Saturn temperatures never get higher than 21C degrees below 1 zero: Cotton Bolls Opening Rapidly But More Labor Now Available LITTLE ROCK.-. Sept. 17. (UP) — Recent rains in Arkansas were holp- (ul in some areas but were Insufficient to break the long drouth cx- cept in tne 'Western portion ol tin' state, the Arkansas crop rcpnrlinn service said today. In this -tile Western area—pastures have been revived, late hay and Iced crops benefited, .stock ponds i eplenlshed, and the itroiind is in fairly good condition for preparing it for Fall seeding, The drought continues in most other areas, livesioi-k marketings .instill heavy and there will he: a slmil- age of feed for the coining Wlim-r in some sections. The service said that cotton is opening inpidly, much prematurely, although a continuation of list- ijr-'- scnl cooler weather will retard the opening of immature bolls BOIIV- what. Picking is general, ove: 1 HID.',; of the .stale. Late cotton will benefit from recent rains, \vhich were confined chiefly (o the Western part of the slate where Ihe acrtci!;c is relatively light. Meanwhile, Texiis I/ltiar (,'inn- niissloiicr M. It. Morgan has lil'U'tl a virtual hlciekadc it Inch has kt-tii several hundred ''Vxas-Mexlriiii riitluii uiikers from crossing tin- l.ulle Star slate borders. Following Morgan'/i order, the laborers began leaving Texas By Die tiuckload, bound for Eastern Ar- Thc harvest of early varieties of ice continues in most areas with yields turning out about as expected earlier. Although tlie harvest of early rorn has .stalled over most of the Mate, it is not yet general. Much hue corn was ruined by drouth. Some late hay and feed crops, such a:, sorghums, were helped by the recent rains, particularly in south- ur-:;tern counties. Many fields have been damaged beyond recovery other areas. The |>jrl:lii£ ol apples and grapes is i.Togrc.ssins and I he tomato harvest is about over in Northwest Arkansas. Hcccnl rains should ueno- lit both apples and grapes. A few peanuts and sweet potatoes hav:. iji-cn harvested in scattered .section ol the stale. Stra\vi:crry beds hav for chicken brown the best in town/ Because a sholgun was carelessly left where young hands could find it, tragedy struck in a small Waultegan, 111., home, erased the. smiles of these two children and brought grief to their parents. Billy Taylor. •!, top right, found the gun behind a davenport, thea shot ond fatally wounded his sister Dctty, 8, top left, "because she hit me." Sorrow filled the faces of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Taylor, bollom, ns they waited in vain for an emergency operation to save _. Ihclr daurjliter. Texans Visit Arkansas Seeking Recreation Ideas LITTLE ROCK. Ark.. Sept. 17. (Ul'i — A rteleea'ion of Texas public officials, Including pongress- miin Wingaie Lucns, were planning today to visit Perry County's Nim- rod Dam recreational area. Congressman Lucas explained that the Texans were gathering information-prior to constructing a sitnilnr project in their state. "But," he atlded "we will go back and do it on a much larger scale." oen budly (faniagi'<l hy (lie drouyht, i :!mli'd that some ])rogress lias bfen wrticularly in the while County j made in prepailng ground for the ''pa- iM'cdisii: of v.-iiitcr ^li.in.s. but acldtcl And the reporting jcrvicn con-'that much j;rounil is still loo dry LOANS Home Office, Newark, N. J. IONS TERM PROMPT CLOSING tOW RATE C.M.I,, WltlTK OH .SKK RAY WORTHINGTON 115 S. Third SI.. Ulylhcville, Ark. 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Tax incl. 45 A 75 Telephone 2442 Blythcvlllc, Arkansas Another famous IUTformer from Sweden, constantly Knnvimr. in poinilnrity. Tills is not just another act, hul a (JURAT one. The iipcnini,' trick in Mr. Arthur's act is the unbelievable, feat, of balancing bis body by sti]i|iorlinir himself <m the tip of one finger placed in :< bottle which is srttinK on a high pedestal. Yours is a irn-al loss if you full to see Mr. Arlluir when he is featured .-,1 Northeast Arkansas Fair Wolker Park— Sept. 24-28 and hard to work. ' Read Courier News Want Ads MORE •COLA NOW /Iskfor i! either way .'.-. both •' . PLEASE rclurn trtnle-iitarks mean 'the same tiling. em P'y loltlcs P"""! 111 ' BOTTLED UNDER AUTHORITY OF THE COCA-COLA COMI'ANY BY- COCA-COLA I5OTTUNG CO. of HI,YTHEVIM,R © I9i? Th» C-C Co. TELL Y keeping your story afore the RIGHT people THE TINE! Dial 4461 Advertising Dept. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER&NEW3

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