The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 14, 1947 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, October 14, 1947
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PAGE FOURTEEN (AKK.) CUUK1KH NhJWS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1947 Forgery Suspect Admits Charges Former Employe of Pittsburgh Utility. Waives Extradition CHICAGO, Oct. 14. (U.P ) — Jerome Schmotzer, 42 and bald- Ing, today Pittsburgh lour children were waiting to henr his story of how he ran" away _ with an attractive blonde, using! ""Hundreds' of"stglvtso'ers I "'gathercd $13,000 In forged stock certificates! tts soon BS the word got out and 35 Skeletons found in Old Cave on Farm TAZEWELL, Va., Oct. 14. (UP) — Archaeloglsts from Virginia TX 1 .in. prepared today to examine 35 skeletons discovered in an Indian cavo near hero by hill country farmer Jeff Hlgginbotham. Hieginbolham, who said he had waived eytradition to "always been Interested in Indians." where his wife and f olm d the bones yesterday In one room of a cave on the farm he bought just six weeks ago. , to finance the illicit romance. The blonde was Mrs. Betty Fin- Hlgginbotham said he wus trying to keep them out of the cave until ley. 39, also of Pittsburgh, and} scientists could see for sure If the herself the mother of a grown > skeletons were those of Shawncc daughter. She has been separated! and Cheroke from her husband for o year. ed this area ee tribesmen who roam- _t\vo centuries OHO. Schmotzer was to appear today! T ; lc farmer said the room of the before County Judge Cornelius J. ciiv c was apparently an Indian Harrington In Criminal Court. MLS j uurv hig ground. Some of the skelc Pinley was charged with disorder-! to ,, s wcrc | a ; ( i m ,t in neat rows, he ]y conduct and released on $25] sl ,i,i, n ml others were piled up bond pending her arraignment In police court today. Police said Schmotzer had ad- helter-skelter. Dr. Jnck Whillcn examined one of the skulls from the cashe and mitted that he forged three stock'said ho believed It WHS definitely certificates for 100 shares each ln ; aii Indian skull, the Duquesne Light Company, onci Dr. H. W. Juckson and Dr. B. N. of the biggest utility firms In| Cooper, Virginia Tech nrchaeolo- Pennsylvania. He worked for the i gists, said they planned to visit firm as chief clerk in the secre- (lie find with n group of students tary's office for 23 years before -to study the bones he was discharged last June. The- Higgingotham suid he lowered himself 50 feet. Into the cave on a rope after he had heard rumors that there wns an Indian cavern on his property. The farm was the first one settled by white men In Rome Elections Point to Alliance Communists-Socialists Outvote De Gasperi's Christian Democrats BY NOIO1AN MONTKI.LIKK (United Press Stuff Correspondent) ROME, Oct. M. (UP)—Final results from all but three precincts showed loday that the Communists and Lcflwlng Socialists, whose leaders advocate an alliance with the Communists, won Sunday's municipal elections in Home, At stake were the 80 scats in the municipal council, which will elect Home's mayor. Because of a council deadlock, Rome has not had if nm- yor since last November. And the Leftist margin was so small mis time it appeared Unit the 80 scats would be. about equally divided between Right and Lett, raising tiie same situation. Actually, it WJLS more than a city election. It was a contest, between Communism and Hie Catholic Church for control of the city. It theft of the certificate blanks was discovered Sept. 23 and the firm swore out. a warrant for his nr- renst last Wednesday. Hints Revenue Motive , Schmotzor said he and Mrs. this territory In the noo's, lie suld. and belonged to named Thomas White. Finley used the money to com? here and set up a love nest on Chicago's North Side where they lived under the name of "Mr. and Mrs. Gifford." In his jail'cell today, Schmotzcr hinted at a possible revenge motive in forging the preferred stock certificates. He said the firm had , promoted another worker "over his head" but admitted that he had ' a "good job." '. He also said that since his children had grown he ''needed more money to clothe and educate ^ them." Schmotzer said he only cashed • two of the three certificates he forged. He said he obtained $8.000 • from the Brookllne Savings Bank of Pittsburgh for one certificate • and $5,000 from the Bank of Amer; ica Branch at Pittsburgh for the '- second. The third is still in a ; strong box in the trunk of his ; car at Pittsburgh, police quotcc ; him as saying. ! Sergt. Ben Ryan and Scrgt pioneer United States as scientific study. The victim was Hiroshima Atom Bomb Victim's Request Denied TOKYO. Oct. 14. (U.P.)—The Japanese government today denied permission to a victim of the Hiroshima ntom bomb to go to I he. an object of Mitsutaro Mic- sushima, a Hiroshima teacher. In denying his petition the Foreign Ministry said Japanese national are not permitted to go abroad pending the peace treaty except, when so ordered In special CMOS by the Allied Military Government Robert Elliott of the Chicago police confidence game detail arrested the couple laic yesterday as they entered a bank where Mrs Pinley had a S150 account. was the first test of political thinking In Itnly since the Communists of nine nations, including Ha'/ set up their "Information Bureau" to coordinate the light against American influence. With return.'; from three nf the •Ity's 1.223 precincts missing—and hey could hardly change the final outcome—the Communists and Left- wing Socialist. 1 ! ("People's Bloc") had 208.12G votes to the Christian Democrats' 204.007. The rest of the vote was divided iiniong the Uomo Quulunque, Republicans, Monarchists, Moderate' j Socialists, social movement, Libc- | rals. National Movement, four small , Rightist parties that favor union with the U. S., Roma Nostra, veterans and rural Democrats. j The Christian Democrat parly ol ; Premier Elcide dc Oasperi expected j to rtvnw support, from the minor i parties, while the extreme leftists I stood alone. 1 About four months ago, De Ga.i- perl put the Communists and Lef' Wing Socialists out of his cabinet and their .struggle to gel back in has almost united them. A week niji: they failed to win three motions of non-confidence in DC Gasperi in tlie National Assembly. Because the Republicans and moderate Socialists supported him in tlie assembly vote. DC Gasperi considered bringing them Into nis c-'iinct. The outcome of the municipal election probably will have a Heiress, Acquitted }n Murder Count, Enters Sanitarium ASHLAND, Gal., Oct. 14. (UP) ~ lehess Beulah Louise Overell, 13. acquitted eight, days ago of charges hat she murdered her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Overell, today wns i patient at the Patterson Sunl- .arium here. ' 'he former sweetheart ol George Bud) aolluni, also acquitted on the nurdcr charges in California's ongesl trial in history, arrived at the sanitarium Sunday to become the patient of Dr. Sidney Kinncar Smith, Berkeley psychiatrist. No reason for her retirement to :he .sanitarium was given. She was accompanied to Ashland by her uncle and guardian, Fred ngqiiist, and his daughter, Mar* jorie. Miss Overell was reported "not at home" to visitors and unwilling to talk to anyone but her doctor, sanitarium attendants and Mar- Joric Jungquist. who was occupying an adjoining room. The night before coming to Northern California, Miss Overell had her first date since she wus acquitted and said 11 was "wonderful." considerable effect on what he does about Unit. With the Courts 'hancery p. H. Matthews, doing business es Mid-Soulh Neon Co., vs. L. S. Hart- tog, ct al, lien; filed. •' Eunice Vannatta vs. Charlas Van- mtia, suit for divorce. 'ircuit Archie Harper vs. Lane Novell, _,jlt lor $5,000 for injuries In auto accident at Fairgrounds. Common Pleas Oscar Alexander vs. Oma Ott, mil alleging unlawful detainer. Taxicab Operator Sued 3y Passenger for $5,000 A suit asking $5,000 damages for Injuries received In a taxi cab accident Sept. 27 hsjs been filed against Lane Nowell, cab company o|>eralor, by Archie E. Harper of Hlythcville, Circuit Court records showed today. Mr. Harper suffered a fractured left wrist aiaf facial lacerations at Walker I'ark fairgrounds Saturday night, Sept. 27, when he apparently started to enter an ABC cab driven by Delbert Anderson just as It got under way. Mr. Nowell Is a ]>artner in the ABC Cab Co. Mr. Anderson was arrested 01 warrants issued Sept. 28 hut charges of reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident were dismissed on motion of the city attorney in Municipal Court Oct. 3. Two Blytheyill* Men Get Air Force Commissions Two Blytheville men today are waiting for Senate confirmation if recess appointments as commls- Joncd officers In the Regular Army Air Force >• They are Lieut. Zanc Hall and 2nd Lieut. James E. Johnston Jr. 3oth were among the 60 Arkansans nominated by President Truman 'or the appointments. The Arkansas appointees were among approximately 5,900 chosen from 85,000 officers and former officers of the National Guard, Officers Reserve Corps and Army of the United States who applied tor commissions to the second Regular Army integration pro gram. C/0 Union Head Raps Anti-Inflation Proposal DETROIT, Oct. 14. (UP) — General Motors President C. E. Wilson's proposal of a 45-hour week for industry to bring inflation under control was branded today as "economic fantasy" by R. J. Thomas, vice president of the United Auto Workers <CIO), "More work for the same or less money is what Mr. Wilson Is after," Thomas said. "Of course this would mean mor e profit lor GM for a temporary period, but for the country as a whole It would mean new economic disaster." In exact replica on the hUli ovtr- looklng Rapid City, 8. D. I 4nm«isj FAMOUS ROACH TABLETS Four dinosaurs, prehistoric animals which roamed the earth 40 to 60 million years ago, are reproduced KILLS! KILLS! KILLS! Roaches and Watcrbuci State Distributors < Garcade Bldg. Little Rock 30c the Sensational New General Electric ONE FREEZER ©•••--' Just Like a Food Store in Your Kitchen Priced at only 34750 Easy terms Freezes and Stores Foods at 10 to 20 Degrees below Zero! Now plenty of delicious fresh frozen foods can be always on hand in this large 8 cubic foot General Electric Freezer. Meats, vegetables, even baked goods, can be frozen and stored al scientifically safe sub-zero temperatures for months. General Electric gives you the BEST Freezer value you'll find anywhere . . . Come in and see it and he convinced. HUBBARD & HOKF Appliance Company To Give Greater Convenience to Those We Serve With i Additional Floor Space.. .Streamlined Banking Quarters / We have outgrown our present banking quarters,, and due to the rapid growth and expansion of our business, v/e are being forced to utilize the entire ground floor of our building. New plans call for the removal of our bookkeeping department to the space now occupied by the General Insurance Agency, which business will move its quarters temporarily to the mezzanine floor, over the lobby of the bank. We will completely modernize the interior of our main banking rooms in a new plan that' will add greatly to the convenience of our patrons. The installment of a modern inter-communications system assures a faster service. These changes have been brought about by the expansion of our business ... and while we shall endeavor to finish our remodeling as rapidly as possible, we ask that you bear with us during this period. THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS THE ONLY NATIONAL BANK IN MISSISSIPPI COUNTY

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