The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 19, 1947 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 19, 1947
Page 11
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1947 BLITHEVILIfl (A^IC.)' COURIER Robbers Obtain Fortune in Gems Daring Trio Forces Woman to Open Wall Safe in Her Home DARTMOUTH. Mass., Nov. 19.— <UP)—Three masked gunmen eluded police roadblocks today »nrt «raped after ambushing the former wife of (he lat« columnist Damon |J3unyon and robbing her of 1300,- 5f fl in Jewelry. Mrs. Patrice A. Coffin, who was divorced from Runyon in 1946, and her present husband. Richard Coffin, a wealthy New Bedford printer, were ambushed in the driveway of their lavish Mishaum Point home as they were returning from * motor trip to Boston last night. The Coffins told police tlia\ three men wearing white cloth masks Jumped from bushes beside Hie house as they stepped out or their sedan. Two shots were fired into Ihe air, Mrs. Cotfin said, and the The Eyes. Have It i.Hui struck her husband on the head with a gun barrel. Then thejr ordered her into the house and upstairs to a bedroom where they made her open a wall safe frnm which they took jewelry, worth "Hi least" $200.000, she said. After lying her in the bedroom, the men ran downstairs where they forced Coffin to hand over the car keys and show them how to start the new convertible. They then tied Coffin in the garage and escaped In the car. the couple reported. It wax nearly 20 minutes before the Coffins were able to free themselves and notify police. Police Uncpver Foreign Directed Conspirocy Plot BRATISLAVA. Nov. 19 (UP) — Slovak police officials Riuiounrad yesterday (hat 206 persons had been nrrestcd hi connection with nil alleged foreign-directed conspiracy to resurrect Ihe Independent wartime slate of Slovakia. "If we arrested everyone uKRlnsl whom we have proof," an Interior Ministry spokesman snld. "our Jails would imt be big enough to hold them all." A spokesman snld 10 priests, five nuns nnrt 105 civil servants were nmoiiR those arrested. It w«« un- lierstoort thai 63 persons had brer) released on "outside nrresl" but Hint Itir-y were not yet clear of the conspiracy charges. Official sources Indicated the croup wns linked to Ferdinand Dur- cnnsky, now believed to be In Ar- KentJiiH. who fled the country to work for Slovak Independence In exile. Dun-Husky was sentenced to rle»th lust Sprint by (lit urn* tribunal which ordered th« execution of Father Josef Tlso, president or th* wartime N*y.l->ponsored "Independent slate of Slovakia." Legislator Contempfotti Princess' Horde of Gift* And Hungry U.S. Chifrfrtn WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 (UP) — Rep. Homer A. Rnmey, R, O., cnllnd .aUenlion yesterday lo the weddlnR gifts showered on Princes* Elizabeth of England and Brlllih npjieals for economic is-ilsUnce. He. did not refer by name lo the Princess, who will wed Philip Mount batten tomorrow, but his reference was obvious. namey, In « brief speech to the House, told of "an English noble- woniun who linrt received $2,000,000 In Jewels and fineries" at the same time (hat Hiillsh nr« "sending 115 appeals for help." He said lie wondered hnw (he American people were accepting such tippcalK "while Ihnustndt ol American children are likely lo go wllhout Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners." Momohit Official? Stand Pat On Thtir Decision About Freedom Train MEMPHIS, Twin., Nov. It. (HP1 — Memphti, and Shelby County offl- cltli rtrrtiilned firm today on a racial Miraiatlori itwltlon which led to thU clty'i b»m| marked off the route of th« Fy**4ora Train. "Our d*ci*lon wu mad* afUr careful consideration, and R will •land," Mayiw Jtme* J. Pleuanti, Jr., <ald. Thw Jan. 1 Freedom Train VUU »•»« cancelled by tin HeriUf • Foun- dttlon when Pleaunti announced that whllee and NegroM would h*v« lo view tht exhibit! Mp»raUly. Blrmlniham, Ala., planned In form aeparat* Mnna for both race* and admit them In croupa of 16 allar- nately. Pleasant* Commented on the plan: "Wi> «re not oopymg any oilier city. We are. rtolni wh«t la rljht for the rlKviwiy of MenipliU." PAfl* Tint* May Complicate An Unusual Situation For TcitMfM* Coup/* •MUKOmtLD, T»nn., NOT. It.— (W)-Mr. tnd Ur«, Fred WMhw, of iw»rby Or*«nbrl»r, won't h»v« »ny Iroubli Ulllni th«lr twin K>IU «P»rt (or at |»ut * whll«. O.;; c: the twliu, which w«i* born xit»nl»j, iintdy HM • l»o well-d«Y«lop«d front u«th, »ccord- Truman, filer., Mid today th*r'«qM tempt t» fljr «a to Hart ~ B. O., a* too* aa They landed hen a fllcht «C M* Mite* hOJTM. 42« wire*. tcl«i>hone 44 Survivors Of Shipwreck Are Marooned BOSTON, Nov. 19. (UP)—The 44 FUrvLvors of the wrecked 4,909-ton British freighter Langlcecrag are marooned without food oa a tiny island off the Northern tip of Nova Scotia, the Coast Guard reported yesterday. The Coast Guard Cutter Evergreen has been dispatched to the rescue from Argentic, Nfld., and '.he Royal Canadian Mounted Police • ship French has been sent IIOJTI Halifax, but because of rougn seas and poor visibility neither is sch- . ertuled to reach tiny Sacred Island until tomorrow. A heroic radio operator from the freighter, that broke in two on rocks off the island on Saturday, returned to the wreckage to -send a distress message yesterday: "Looks pretty bad. Impress on authorities they must send help within 4& hours. Exposed to rain and cold, Suffering." The Newfoundland whaling ship Olaf Olsen reported sighting emergency flares from the Island, but was unable to get In close to shorr because of the pounding surf. An earlier message from the ship Indicated that one crew member was killed in Ihe shipwreck. The most beautiful eyes in Hollywood belong to Maria Torcn, Swedisji Him star, according to a group of veteran photographers who have seen them all and claim they should know. The actress is now making her first American picture, "Cashah." Friendship Train Quickly Performs Task Delegated to UN Months Ago NEW YORK. Nov. 19 CUPi - i lions in New York City itself, the Mnyor William p'Dw.:er ye?-crciay I train will ultimately include 270 welcomed the Frioiid?l>lp Train at'cars." .•ervm, mcs on Cl'y Hall Pipza, f !p- j PrarFon ,.,,„ ,„.,,, lwo rrlelu i sh|p nenfc peace and friendly undcr.'.'.i fl- . ing between the peoples ol all nations." our "History is sprinkled with incidents whcrin the American pen- "TI ICV knaw - |hnl ' •„„., ..„,. m , Pie have sponUneomly stretched '. rrie.'ds "","« m E,,^. T1 S t Mn Om",cr«W '- IW ° '""" '°»8-Hut there is no >cr s "' a - way of measuring the fnith, hope His audience included several j and friendship it will give to Eu- thousand school children and repre- rope" sentatives of Italy and Prance and I nillillg wjth p earsml at Ule |ICB| (rom," "The people of America realized that we can do something about foreign policy," Pearson said. , of the United States Conference of I "This friendship food train, in j Mayors, its journey across our vast American continent, was filled volun- Marshall's Plan Feared Unless Credit Controlled WASHINGTON. Nov. 10 <UP)Hep. Fred Crawford, R., Mich., said yesterday that prices will jump ' another 20 to 40 per cent If the purchasing power of the Marshall plan is turned loose without clamping firm controls on bank credit. "Why talk abont stabilizing the currency of 16 European nations?" He asked In a speech on the House floor. "Let us stabilize our own currency first!" He said Congress should act "as /.last as it can" to re-impose controls on Installment buying. These controls should never have been relaxed, he added. A mounted squad of policemen pre- tarily with rood the American people Grovcr Whalen. cna'.iman u . the mayor's committee, presided as master of ceremonies at City Hall. He said that the train "shows that the people of this country recognise the problems faclne the world and want to assist." 'This train can be called the result of peace mongers," Warren Austin, U. S. Delegate to the United Nations, told the assembly. "It is a significant step in tile promotion of understanding among the peoples of the world. It represents the free and unfettered initiative of a free people. People of a free society have acted on their own. without waiting for their government to tell them what to do." Drew Pearson, who conceived the idea of the train and followed its trans-continental progress, said:' "I predict that with the contribu- cedcd eight trucks which bore slgni reading. "Food for Our Friends, and specifying the contents of eacn truck—bulk wheat, macaroni, dried beans, dried peas, flour and evaporated milk. Tile train received a spectacular welcome in New York harbor. Astronomers have found a group of giant stars, each so large'thRt our entire solnr system—the sun and its planets—could be placed inside it. IPIN-WORMS BEST WISHES to Ihe Management of KIRBY'SNEW HIWAY DRUG STORE Blytheville Will Be Proud of This Exquisitely Designed Drug Store! WE1S BUTANE CO. II In. TKIOYCIJEI f*.M COA8TKR WAGON WM BLAN HEATH Com«ToOur TOYLAND! It'a th« mxkl compW* toy display in BlytrMrill*. LOOK AT THIS— AN KhuU D*Ma .UJt W n.ll BiiiiM ,....H** •» ChrteUau Tn» LIGHT! Auto A HOMt Phon« 828 SUPPLY 41* W«*t fttetai FARM DITCHES DRAGLINE EXCAVATION R. M. HEUCHAN P. 0. Box 883 CONTRACTOR Blyth«viil«, Ark. Phone 4121 First National Insurance Agency FOR COMPLETE PROTECTION Phoin 2311 ' ' . ' • 10R Nor!,h 2nd St. BILL WILSON CHARLES BITTNER * Lott of Fun * CHITWOOD'S 10 PIN BOWLING ALLEY Regulation 10 Pin Alley* ALL NEWEST EQUIPMENT In 500 Block on East Main Str««t Phon. 4929 Congratulations Kirby Bros! For a Fine New Drug Store for Blytheville We are proud to have been privileged to make all Electrical Installments in this modern Drug Store! For Everything Electrical Call— City Electric Company "At Your Service" Blytheville Dial 2241 Osceola 687

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