The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 9, 1947 · Page 11
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, October 9, 1947
Page 11
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER. 9, 1947 BLYTHEV11.LE (ARK.) COURIER NKWS PAGE Prisoner Blinds ISelf in Jail Cell Hypodermic NeedU I/ Used in Attempt to PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 9. (UP) — I A writ of halwfus corpus was asXed I today Tor a 24-year-old convict vrho I blinded himself at Holmcsburg [County prison with a hypodermic I so that lit would not be templet) to commit forgery again, | according to his attorney. Attorney Raymond Pace Alexan- J revealed yesterday that Jerome :»r. former high school honor Jent. serving hl« sixth sentence ] lor forgery since he was 15, stuck the necdle-rAilnt ol a hypodermic .syringe In'.o his eyeballs last Jvme | K and drainer! tliem of vitreous I humor—the liquid (hat lubricates [the eye. "I would rather ruin myself lor I life than ever be confronted again I with the temptation, to do more | I forgeries and brine more disgrace I and sorrow to my family." Alexan[der quoted the youth as .saying. 1 The attorney said Poster was blinded completely In his right eye I nnd that he had only 20 percent vision In the left. Dr. Frederick S. Baldi. superintendent of county prisons, said, however .that Poster's sight, wsu "completely restored" by treatment. Baldl believed Poster obtained the syrlne Irom the prison dental clinic where he did lecri- | nlclan work. Poster completed his minimum enUnca ,in Holmesburt; Prison last I Saturday ;'.nd was transferred to ] \ Moyamenslng prison to face other i forgery charges in federal court. ; Alexander applied lor the habeas corpus for Poster's release so that 'jjf youth could obtain freedom lor T^-oper pre-and post-surgical care. 1 ' Poster wajs accused by a federal grand Jury of forging nearly $13,000 worth of checks and gove'rnment Ixmris taken from mail boxes in Philadelphia. Chicago, Detroit and Seattle, Wash. He spent most of his past eisht years In prisons anrl reform schools. Louise and Bud Not Gui.lty! Three Die in Rail Accident; 5 Ballet Performers Injured " <+ i^mmsmmHimmm \' Mrs. Yvonne Wagner, center, one of Ihc twelve jurors, hugs Ileulnh Louise Ovrrcll, richl. :iml her ntlorney, Otto Jacobs. Iclt, after the verdict of not-guilty was rend to the court. Hculnh nnd her ni-rirlcndnnl, Bud Gullum, are'free for the IrM time In 19 weeks lo leave the Santa Ann, Calif., jail. TORT WAYNE, liui, Oct. !». tUl>) -r-OJfkltils ol the tvmutylvunlR rnll- ronrt salil tlitit five members o! the Ballet nusse dp Monte Carlo were among those Injured when a p»s- ."etijTPP trair. crashed Into a construclion machine :ind Jumped olf the Irncks ycsterdny. Three tif I he linln's crew members were killed in Ihe wreck am! another raihond worker, riding deadhead In the engine, was Injured critically. Kight oilier |insscn- Eer.s nn<l cre'.vmen weie hurt in addition lu Hie l!:ilh't litisse mem- Ivi s. llardlti); LXiru, L'J. New York. H d;incer with the troupe, suffered » broken pelvis nnd Daniel Kpstcln. 25, Hrooklyn, n member ol the or- che.slra, received tibdomlnal Injuries. llotU \veve hospHallxed. Other Injured members of the ballet troupe were .leromu Ijesvis, '29. nrooklyn, txiss liddle player; Yvonn>i Chculeau, 18. Muskouec, Okln., a tiaurer; tnul Salvatoro P'wi'M, 28, !.' Louis, Mil. Fivjirh horn plttyer. All were released after treatment nnd continued \vllh some TO other mcniuers of the troupe to Dnylon. O , for their next engftBement. C. A. Perry. 03. Fort Wayne, the ] I'li'^Inet'i' of the train, nnd W. D. [ Toshce, 32. Indianapolis, riled In llij nn hnur nnil cunylns 15 passengers In acldttlon lo tho bullet, troupe, crashed Into ft heavy dirt conveyor loaded with 10 or U jut* «;ni«fL Read Courier !*nw Wtat Adi '" & ge at Ihe locomotive, which completely around nnd crashed Into nn enrllicn embankment, P'oshoc, K special duty cni;lm"<Y who was riding In the cab, was ptunert in the wreckaae r\n<l workmen had lo use acetylene torche.i to rcnu)\'n his body. Fireman Lylo M. Martin, Foil Wtiyno, died al a hospllal, Dentils Gerlot'k, Fort Wayne, a ttv critical condition In a Tort Wnynn hospital today. The accident occurred 3 l-'2 miles Northwest of Fort Wayne. The train, traveling about 40 mllc.i Kentucky Straight lioiirhon Whiskey Old Faithful Sour Mash (NKA Tclopholo.) Picking on Detectives Is Holdup's Error NEW YODK i UP)—As Jerry Sullivan and Andrew Langert stepped from their automobile, a man approached and asked for a cigarette. Sullivan obliged, even lighting the cigarette for him. The man pulled a pistol from his shirt and jammed it against Sullivan's stomach. L,ar>xei t whirled .knocked him down with ft quick blow between the eyes and took the pistol. The man wax identified as Mike Gill, 3€. and was churned with felonious assault and illegal poses.sion of a pistol. The men he tried lo hold up ate New York City detectives. Fighters Get the 'New Look/ Too Blinding Lights Blamed for Death on Highway Attorney is Exonerated ! Of Will Forgery Charge LITTLE I ROCK, Ark., Ocf. 9.— (UP)—A wrecking truck driver from , ,,, a Little Rock garage was being held - LlUlc Rock AUornc 5' In Pulaskl County Jail today on a charge of negligent homicide in connection with the death in an auto crash of Mrs. O. D. Thompson of Van Burcn. •LITTLE ROCK. Ark.. Oct. 9. <UP> William P. Dodds has-been freed of charges of forging another man's will. A Pulaski jury deliberated less than 30 minutes before voting for acctuilal. Prosecution attempts to provn that Dodds forged the will of Little Rock real estate man, Frank Dwycr. failed when the state's principal witness j could not recall testimony she had The driver was identified as Hobert Chamberlain of Little Rock. The crash occurred on Highway 65 North of Little Rock, last night. Mrs. Thompson died shortly at- | given to the grand jury, tor she was-removed from her de-; Acting Judge W. J. Waggoner n.'.olished automobile and taken to i commended the jury for freeing a Little Rock hospital. Seriously injured were licr daughter-in-law. Mrs. Myrtle Thompson, 37, and the daughter-in-law's son _ f .. Jimmy, aged 11. Also Injured were To enter Navy School Mr*. H. J. 'Faggart of Little Rock] and her daughters Sherry, 4, and | .lames A. Bourlancl, .special arti- Trtna, 2 months. i ficier first class. USN. ol Luxora All of the injured were riding in j has been transferred to the N'nvnl The Arnv \r first fighter plane with the new radical sweplbaVk desist). North American Aviation's XP-SB, is pictured while undergoing ground and taxi tests at Muroc Army Air Base, Calif., in preparation for its initial flight. Club Plans Art Exhibit i Dodds. He said hi his opinion thc-re was Insutficient evidence. Mrs. Thompson's par. Receiving ! CARUTHERSV1LLE, Mo.. Oct. ».— • Tho. SeMo Club is planning an I Arts and Crafts exhibit at the Piib- j lie Library this week, following a Hobby Exhibit a few weeks ago. The exhibit this week includes wood carving by D. L. and Byron Ward; water color paintings by Byron Ward: pottery made by Mrs. Ern- Station at Washington. I est Hazel; and textile paintings - - -- • made by art students in the high Chamberlain told police he swcrv- D. C., to enroll in the Naval Optical , cd to the wrong side of the road, School, the Navy said today. He is j school, when blinded by the lights of a j the son of Mrs. Lola Carter passing car. I Luxora. Apc.s are the only animals which catch colds like human beings. President Truman Asks AFL to Make An All-Out Effort to Feed Europeans SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 3. (UP) — President Truman, in" a letter rea:i to the National American Federation of Labor convention here yesterday, asked all workers to "make an all out effort to feed the hungry across the Reas." President William Green read Mr. Truman's letter to the 600 delegates representing 7,600.000 AFL members at the opening of the second general 'convention session. "I feel sure that the working men and women of America, do not begrudge our sharing of our abund- • ace* with thost less fortunate," ilr. Truman wrote, "especially in view of the fact that our production today is greater than ever before in peacetime. "I know, too," he \vrole, "that labor and industry, recognizing the t-iousness of the situation abroad, II cooperate to raise the production level itlll further to help mee'. the critical conditions which threaten the well being of the entire world." Mr. Truman stressed the need "for conservation of food by every American. He said peoples "in inany parts of the world are looking to us for aid until they can again become ! self supporting members of the ! community of nations." On the labor front. Mr. Truman reminded delegates that . employ I ment has reached record figures, | wage increases have benefittcd mii- ! lions of workers, production has reached new peacetime levels and work stoppages have declined. "But prices have advanced to unreasonable heights," he added. "And housing is far insufficient for IhJ ncecis of many of our citizens, "These are conditions which must be remedied so that we can maintain a stable and prosperous economy in which all will share the benefits." "(Mdat 40,50,60?" — Man, You're Crazy "I'eplntiL; ii|." «i[H (Ktrr*. Contain* i.iiilr rorirrik. rsin<]r>«!i Trpllnc flue Mtflj- in Ixxly'i lacfc ot Iron Read courier News Wnnl Ads. Farm for Sale Extra Bond farm—located 25 miles from Slkeston. 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