The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 11, 1947 · Page 16
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 16

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, November 11, 1947
Page 16
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PAGE SLLTEJEJC BLTTHEVILL1 COURIER KEW> KOTBMKfcR 11, 1MT Death Penalty Will Be Asked ProMCNtor Aiks For Jury to Indict Slayer of Two Men ROCKFORO. ill., Nov. 11 (UP>- Qtenn Minh, IT, contested slayer at W» paramour's husband and father, WM reported to have turned to rtllrion for wlact today. Tb* Rev. Carl Smucker, dlrect- cr «1 ttv» Protestant Welfare Service here, Hid he visited Marsh yesterday and that Marsh had asked him to return to hi* cell again thus mom- ir*. .BUte'i Attorney Max A. Weston •aid be would ask Circuit Judge William R. Dusher today for permission to recall the October grand jury Friday to Indict Marsh for the two murders. Weston (aid he would seek the death penalty when Marsh's case comet to trial, probably In January. March has confessed that he went berserk last Friday when his sweetheart, Mrs. Katherlne Anderson,, "made up" with her husband, Vcrn- on, 28, after promising to divorce him to marry Marsh. In his race. Marsh killed Anderson and Mrs. Anderson's father, Grant Muhrleln, 52, of Ncrthport, Mtch. Then'he kidnapped Mrs. Anderson and took her on a wild.100-mile HU tomoblle. ride. She finally escaped from him at Morris, III. Officials said they were. taking "every precaution" to prevent Marsh from committing suicide. His neck tie, shoe laces and belt were taken Irom him and he was placed under constant surveillance In'a solitar.% confinement cell at the Winnebag County jail. Smucker said he "was not sure how sincers" Marsh was In his turn to religion.' He said the prisoner "broke down and sobbed and cried" whrn the minister visited him yesterday; "He had lots of things he said he wanted to get off his chest but he aald he couldn't tell everything all at once," Smucker said. His wife promised him that she Theater On West Main f s Completed .The hew Mox Theater, in th« 2000 >lock on West Main Street, will open Wednesday, W. L. Moxley, owner, said today. Formerly the Chlckasaw Theater, he Mox has been completely rebuilt since " 'Ire Feb. 18 destroyed :he building. Equipped with new screen, gound ind projection equipment as well us 'acllltles for stage shows, the Mox will be an all-white theater, Mr. Moxlcy said. Slovak Court Deals Out Death Decree BRATISLAVA, Czechoslovakia , Nov. 11. (UP)—The Slovak National Court today sentenced Stefan Hassikj minister of defense In the wartime Indenpeiidcnt Slovak government, to be shot and sent eight other men to prison for terms ranging up to 30 years. All of the nine defendants were charged with establishing and maintaining the Slovak state of the late father Josef Tiso. Dr. Stefan Tlso former premier and brother of the executed priest, was sentenced to 39 years at hard labor. HUGHES Santa Says: Only Shopping Days until Christmas Credit is Free at Fitzpatrick's JEWELRY STORES It take* only 1 Minutes to Open a Chharjr Account 3oys at Sudbury School Organize Gra-Y Club Unit A Gr»-Y Club for boys of Bud- bury grade nclioo! was organized at a meeting held yesterday afternoon In the Blythevllle "Y" rooms n City-Hall antl Billy Hopper was elected president. Bobby Smith WH «lecl«d vice- resident. Bobby Smith was elected vice- resident; Ralph Snyder, secretary; and Billy Qllbow, treasurer. The club will meet each Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock and members if the fifth and sixth grades at Sudbury school will be elglble for nembershlp. The started purpose of the Gra- Y Is, "To be strong In body, mind and spirit and to live in a Christian way In our homes, schools, church- is and neighborhoods." The seven planks of the Ora-Y platform arc: "To be friendly; to •cspcct and serve others; to be icalthy; to show good sportsmanship; to be helpful at home; to keep up in school work; to take part regularly In church activities; and to be reverent to God." Impression he testified yesterday tliut he had offered $100,000 to Meyers to "life the finger" placed on "The Outlaw." Hughes said he never offered Meyers anything and add- (Continued from Page 1) Hughes has said (he difference It testimony on the amount probably due to a memory fault on Me tarthy's part. Movie "Heal" IMwuwd Hughes said yesterday that Meyers, after the loan was rejected, played a part in blocking the New York showing of the millionaire sportsman's controversial motion picture "The Outlaw." He said today that Meyers had "exaggerated" his Influence. Hughes said he had heard that Meyers was blocking the showing of the movie In New York and asked Meyers to visit him on the West Coast. While there, Hughes said, Meyers gave the impression that he held tlie power In the decision on the picture in Ne»' York city but had not used his tnlluence for or against the movie. Since then, Hughes'said, he had oblalncd information that made him think Meyers "was exaggerating." On that trip, according to Hughes, Meyers was flown to Indlo, Cal., where New York Mayor William O'Dwyer was staying. Hughes said he did not know whether Meyers actually saw O'Dwyer. But the general gave the Impression lie did, the plancmnker testified. Hughes said some persons got the would "stick by him to the end" des pile the love affair he hud carried on with Mrs. Anderson, their next door neighbor. However, Mrs. Anderson said she wanted nothing more to do with the man who killed her husband In order to keep her. "My love for him is all gone now," she said. eel: "The showing of the picture In New York would nob Justify paying $100,000 to anybody." Hughes told the committee he could not remember exactly how ninny times Meyers brought up the question of n Job, but he was sure it was "several tunes" and often enough to convince him Meyers was serious. Hughes Shows Impatience Ferguson asked so many questions about the loan and job deals that Hughes snapped: "I can not help but believe that you ure trying to trip me up." Ferguson sairt the subcommittee merely was trying to get the full facts on the .".serious" matter. "'•you worked me over Jor a number of, hours (yesterday) and I dont believe there Is much you did not touch on," Hughes said. But he added he would be "happy to cooperate" in the intent was solely to get- facts. Meyers faced more questioning on the never-concluded job ami loan deals after Hughes finished testifying. He has denied emphatically that he ever sought either a Job or a loan from Hughes. Meyers Is now retired from the army and Is engaged in private business. Hughes was having his final say ftt the subcommittee's Inquiry into I his wartime plane contracts, which were cut back, from V*,WO,000 to $40.000,000. In their final form, they covered three F-ll photo-reconnaissance planes and one huge plywood Hying boat. Also scheduled to testify was re T tired Lt. Gen. Barney Giles, wartime chief of air staff, who had been summoned at Hughes' request. The subcommittee had heard three different versions of the abortive loan transaction—one from Hughes,; one from Meyers and one from Neil McCarthy, Los Angeles, who was Hughes' attorney in 1944 when the incident reportedly occurred. Poland Attacks Franco's Regime Drastic UN Security Council Action Urged by O. Lang* LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y., Nov. 11. (UP) — Poland touched off a United Nations battle over Franco Spain today with a demand for UN Security Council measures to force Generalissimo FrancLseo Franco from power. Poland's Oscar Lange told trie UN Political Committee that Franco had strengthened his hold on Spain and defied the United Nations charter In the 11 months since the General Assembly recommended a recall of ambassadors and ministers from Madrid. Lange asked the assembly to call on tiie Security Council to consider the Franco question within a month and order economic sanctions or other "appropriate steps" to unseal the Spanish dictator. The Polish proposal was headed for vigorous Anglo-American oppo- j sition, but It appeared to mean that Poland will take steps Itself to place the Franco question before the Security Council It the full assembly doe.s not do so. As a council member, Poland' has that right. Lange -submitted his proposal with a blistering attack on Franco, as- the resolution until recently and Argentina defied It by sending a new ambassador to Franco'! government. Russia and the other Slav states, stung by furious Argentine attacks on them during this year's assembly debates, were expected to rip Into Col. Juan PeronV government for his response to the General as- sembly'* request. Even the proposal to underscore last year's action and go no further bumped into Anglo-American opposition. American officials argued privately that the call for withdrawal of ambassadors helped Franco gain <Jomestlc support and that a reafflrmation of such steps, serting he was "a guilty party with Hitler and Mussolini" in the axis conspiracy against the Allies. Since the assembly's 1940 resolution 11 months have passed, Lange said, and "the Franco regime is still in power and. if anything, has strengthened the legal basis of its power." Lan^e charged that an organized "underground" running [torn Germany, across France and Into Spain was .sneaking German Nazis Into refuge j^nder Franco's government and jte said the Madrid regime now had imprisoned more than 108,000 Spaniards solely because they were political opponents of Franco. A small group of Latin American countries was ready to ask the UN Political Committee to reaffirm last year's condemnation of Spain as a Fascist dictatorship and tell the Spanish people that getting rid of Franco Is the price of their entry into the UN. The 1946 general assembly barred Spain from UN membership as long as Franco rules, called on all UN states to withdraw ambassadors and ministers from Madrid and called on the Spanish people to clear then- house of Franco. A couple of Latin American states held out against CONGRESS (Continued from Page 1) vent her from becoming "a breeding ground for civil unrest and disturbances." Wheat, coal, cotton, fats and oils would figure heavily in the shipments to France. For Italy, whose postwar recovery was described as "substantial," Marshall asked 5227,000,000 with cereals,' coal, fertilizers and petroleum supplies playing the leading roles. Austria would receive $42,000.000.000 In food, coal, seeds, fertilizers and medical supplies. /*• THREE GREAT JVEW PACKARD EIGHTS M BOnilS AND AT FOUNTAINS ompany, Lo*t [ilaniCS^ff. Y. Franchised Dottier: Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Blytheville or additional stronger action, would play Into the Spanish dictator 1 * hands, America a/id Britain were likely to support a propoaoi by El Salvador, one of Spain's protector* in the UN. to drop the nutter without tur« ther ado. Suie-we can smile in the morning! Breakfcut » something to look forward to, when you'r* having raady-to-Mrv* Corn-Soyo. And —tfiii crisp, bright, new tongue- tickling cereal give* you mortt zing for your day. Get it at your grocer'*. FOR AHE news is out! The news of Packard's introduction of America's first full line of •11 new postwar cars! And already, a motor-wise nation is agreeing: "Those '48 Packard* ire 'out ol this world!'" N«w Free-flow styling! Stunning new beauty that steals right into your heart! The breeze- molded beauty of Packard Free- Walnut t Franklin Sfs. Row styling . . . with ils proud Packard identity not only preserved but enhancedl Comfort-air* ventilation! The year's "idea" interior is tops in refreshing year-around comfort Tops in convenience, too—with such features as the new Console- Key instrument panel, with convenience of push-button switches, and "black-lighted" Flite-Glo dials! on display at your nearest Packard Motor Sales Co. Inc. "Safety-sprint" performance! The smooth, thrifty power of three new straight-eight engines—all packed with a lightning-fast brand of reserve power that spells real safety! Powenjline-up for MS: 130- HP Packard Eight... 145-HP Super Eight . . . 160-HP Custom Eight. Hurry to sec these stunning new Packards—America's first full line of all-new postwar cars! ASK THl MAN WHO OWNS ONI Blytheville, Ark. r STREAK FAST FREIGHT W. L. Roper General Agent 221 Lynch Building Joe M. Faucett Traffic Rep. Phone 3182 There's.a BIG demand for telephone service in Blytheville In the last two years we have installed 80 new telephones a month in Blytheville — more than 1,900 telephones in all. But 570 people are still waiting for service. As fast as we take names from the top of the list, new ones are added at the bottom. At present, about 100 more people apply every month. It's the greatest telephone demand in history. Estimating the gross cost 01 our expan- sion program, we're spen'ding $71,000 to extend and improve service here. Our first goal is to give everyone some kind* of. telephone service. Then we can turn to the task of providing the type of service everyone wants. If you have asked us for service and we haven't served you yet, the reason is simply that the demand is still too big to meet all at once. We sincerely regret keeping anyone waiting for telephone service. • P. J. POE, M*nager SOUTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY

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