The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 9, 1948 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

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PAGE TWO BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS U.S. Soldier Shot By Soviet Guard Army Asks Complete Report on Fatal Row On Streets of Vienna •By William F. McMcrtamln (United Press SUM Correspondent) WASHINGTON, Mai-. 9. (UP) — The Army announced today it has ordered a full report on the shoot- Ing of an American soldier by a Russian guard in Vienna. Officials said a vigorous protest would be filed \vilh Soviet authorities if the report from Gen. Lucius D. clay, U. S. commander In Europe, substantiates preliminary accounts of. the incident, Maj. Gen. Floyd L. Parks, Army public information chief, said any initial protest would be filed with the local Soviet commander In Auslriti. If Clay fails to get satisfaction' through this method, he . said, a formal protest to Moscow could be made by the State Department. Victim of the Vienna shooting was Pfc. Jack Gnmdcn, 18. of Portland. Ore., who was attached to a military police battalion In the Austrian capital. Col. Bernard Hurless, the U. S. provost mai'shall there, said Grumlen was knocked down by a Riiwinn guard and llien shot in the back Example of Kriclion Officials here said the shooting was a more serious example of the many incidents of friction that have resulted In the occupation of Germany and Austria. Despite nil efforts to cooperate with the Russians. It was said, the Soviets frequently try to whitewash Incidents wltn explanations that are "Insults to the Intelligence" of American officers. Many of the Incidents have involved fights between Americans and Russians over women. Elfricde K\ins, an Austrian girl, told an international patrol she was walking with Gvunden \vhcn » Russian Insulted him and a scuffle resulted. The Russian called for held, she said, and a Russian Kuard came to the aid of Ills compatriot. She said the Russian knocked down Grundcn' with his rifle butt, and then shot him. The girl later was spirited away by a Russian patrol armed with bayonets, according to Ernest Heed, reporter for the Army newspa]>er. Stars and Stripes. 'Storm/' Stormy Laurence, 21-year-oid New ! Orleans night club dancer, goes UirouRh her strip-lease routine on Hie campus oi Louisiana State Urmvr.sHy at Baton Rouge, in support of her candidate, Pt\V McUUyre. running for President of the student body. Act ended In a riot shortly after this picture was made when i.students raided the truck on which I she was dancing, demolished the musical in.slrnmenl.s and tos.sed ".Stormy" into a nearby campus take. cNEA Tulephoto) Read Courier News Want Ads. Marriage License* | The following couplers obtained man-lace license yesterday in the office of Miss Elizabeth Blylhe. ' county clerk. I Ilcrshel Eugene Long of Manila jnnd Miss PCBB.V Juanila Chapln of j Union City. Tcnn. Edward Calvin Stiles and Miss Vivian Flrigg of Blytheville. Reid Wnrdlow of Blylhcvllle and 'Miss Alvla Mae Paul of Manila. Plaintiff Heard in Insurance Case Blytheville Merchant Seeks to Collect $21,000 Fire Losses JONESBOHO. Art., Mar. ». — Trial of the 121,000 Insurance suit brought by Harry FYltzlus of Bly- thcville, Ark., against four (ire insurance companies entered lt» second day before > Jury in Federal Court here. Judge Thomajs C, Tilrn'-le of Little Rock Is presiding. The suit Involves claims for fire lo.--.ses suffered by Fritzius when hLi store on West Main Street in Bly- Ihevllle burned a year ago. The plaintiff was on the witness stand dining much of yesterday's court session. He Is seeking to require payment of losses by the Hartford Fire Insurance Co., fireman's Insurance I Co! of New York City, and Fireman's Insurance Co. of Newark. N. J.. the Continental Insurance Co. of New York city and the Phoenix Insurance Co. Defendant* Ri-fusr to Pay In opening arguments, defense counsel contended the Insurance firms have refused to pay the claim on grounds the store was set afire. Defense counsel also is contending that the plaintiff needed funds to pay off an $11.000 shortage with Ihc American Express Company, lor whom he was an agent to sell money orders. A third contention of the defense is that the amount of Insurance carried was greater than the stock carrier! in the store at the time o[ the fire. Max Reid, attorney lor the plaintiff, told the Jury It need concern Itself with only three questions: | Whether Mr. Frilzlus set fire to ! the store; did he misrepresent the ' amount of stock he had In secur- I liii; the Insurance? nnd. did he have a slock valued at tnoie than $21.000? Mr. Reid declared tile day before the fire Mr. Fr I lulus took out an additional $7000 In fire Insurance, but only after a solicitation by the insurance agency for some time to increase the amount of hts insurance Mr. Reid acknowledged that i the defendant owed the American ! Express Company $11.000. but he j said this was due to the fact that he had bought stock and had used this money to pay for the stock. The plaintiff's counsel further contended that the Fritztus stock wn.s "well worth more than $25,000," and enough could have been sold, ho said, at wholesale prices to liquidate any Indebtedness. fight Convicts Remain Fre* Afar Prison Briak ATLANTA, Oa., March ». (UP)— Kght «K»ped convicts were still at arse today after a mass break of 19 prUonen from the nearby De- K«lb County work camp Sunday afternoon. Nine of the e»cape«* were recaptured within five hours of the break, »nd two other! were taken by statt trooper* late lut night. All the recaptured men ajre Negroes. Pour white men are among the eight still at large. The number of escapees was first reported to be 31, bin a later close check showed that only 19 got away. 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City Attorney Price Dlckson said he had an affadavlt from a carpenter employed on the city Job by contractor Guy M. Works of Fay- eUevllle, in which the carpenter said he received $508.75 for some live hours on the Job. Dlckson said he would file sull Brother of 0/yt/ierif/e Man Dili in Humphrey Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Ford Sr. and ilr. and Mrs. E. H. Ford Jr. of Bly- hevllle left today for Stuttgart after notification last night of the death of R. B. Ford, 73, the elder elder Mr. Ford's brother. Mr. Ford Sr. said this morning his brother died of a heart attack suffered after returning to Humphrey, Ark., from hi* slster'i Stuttgart home, where he had convalesced Jrom an eye operation a montn ago. Funeral arrangements were Incomplete but services will probably be conducted In Stuttgart, Mr. Ford eald. R. B. Ford owned a small farm at Humphrey. He also is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lena Ford, and a. iister, Mrs. Mable Dlxon of Stuttgart. TUESDAY. 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