The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 13, 1951 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 13, 1951
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PA9B BIGHT BLYTHEVrLLS (ARK.) COURIER KCTTi PoHet Hunt Lad N«ar Llttk Rock * ear-Old Boy Walks Off to Rough. Country • LITTLE ROCK, Dec. 13, 13-year-old boy reported to have •toraped away from playmates in anger yesterday Is missing In the rugged, wooded countryside west of here. An all night search by hundreds of officers and volunteers failed to locate a trace of Tommy Kendrick. Authorities are considering the possibility of foul play. They also expressed belief that the tot was not sufficiently clad for exposure to falling temperatures, which were in the low 405 early this morning. Tommy's mother, Mrs. William Burton of the chenault Mountain area about 12 rnltM west 'of Little Rock, left him and his half-sister, Grade Lee Nicholson, 16, with a neighbor yesterday to shop In Little Rock. Cracked Hickory Nuts The two, along with five children of the neighbor. Mrs. Quincy Cobb, spent part Of the morning cracking hickory nuts In the yard ol the Cobb home. The other children satd Tommy had a spat with his sister and announced angrily that he was leaving. That was about 11 am. Later, when the children went into the, Mrs. Cobb inquired about Tommy. The children expres- sed surprise that he had not gone to the house when he left them. When notified In midaftemoon, the Pulaskl County sheriff's office dispatched every a vaiJab!e deputy to the area. Later State Police and Little Rook firemen joined the search. Early last night,—hearing the news Broadcasts about the missing child—the sheriff's office said, hundreds of volunteers went to the area. It was estimated that 500 cars alone were there. Woods Wrr« Aglow Throughout the night the woods were aglow with lights carried by Benrchers. Firemen shot beams of light into (he air from a portable power plant, hoping Tomy would .see and be attracted by them, Tommy's left eye was bandaged. He has been undergoing treatments preparatory to an eye operation. ' Residents of the area recalled IhFit Tommy had wandered awny from the Cobb home about a year ago. When he was found he was nearly at his own home. They thought he could find his way home this time If he didn't meet with some mishap. 7 Think I Threw Wife in River,' Arkansan Tells Dumas Police DUMAS, Ark.. Dec. 13. (>?}— Southeast Arkansas officers are checking the story of a man they Bay "thinks" he may have thrown his now missing wife into the Mississippi River, . The man, Cecil Rice, 30. operator of a Dumas ice plant, was held without charge. Desha County Sheriff Robert B, Moore said Rice surrendered to him <ar3y-yesterday and reported having £ vague recollection of throwing Mrs, Agnes Rice, 3?, into the river near Arkansas Olty Tuesday. "Had B«n Drinking" Moore quoted Rice as saying he had been drinking Tuesday and didn't recall anything clearly. HendrixCollege 'Head Coach' Is Dead MORRir/TON. Arlt.. Dec. 13. t/P> —The retired Methodist minister known as the "unofficial head coach" of Hendrfoc College aihletlc. team* is dead. The Rev. Albert B. Culbertson. 81, died at the home of a daughter on Petit Jean Mountain near here Tuesday. He was to be burled here today. Culbcrtson 'held pastorates in Missouri for about 45 years anri earned his "head conch" nickname after retiring from the ministry and moving to Conway in 1931. From that time until he moved to Petit Jean in 1949, he regularly attended practice sessions In all sports at Hendrlx and was an honorary member 'of the college's athletic club. Negro Is Victim Of Car Accident PINE BLUFF. Ark., Dec. 13. (/T)_ One person was killed near here last night when the automobile in which he wa:, a passenger collided with a truck loaded with utility poles. Pour others were injured, two seriously. Ail were Negroes of Little Rock. State Policeman Harold Bell nnd Walter Matthews identified the , dead man as Moses j, McKeevor. Sr., about 40. The driver of the truck -was Luther Levy, also a Negro, of Brookhavcn, Miss Levy, who was not hurt, will be charged with involuntary manslaughter, Bell said. The sheriff eaid Rice told him this story: Enrly Tuesday he and his wife had been in good moods. Sometime during the day lie saw Mrs. Rice lying on the floor of their home. She wouldn't or couldn't, talk to j him. He bundled her in a quilt, drove 35 mites to Arkansas City and dumped her into- the river. Officers Shnwri Spot Moore said Rice led them to a spot on the river bank and marks found there indicated something had been dragged to the water's edge. The sheriff added: "His story looks like It's true, but we haven't got enough Information yet to charge him." THUKSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1981 Cotton Planters MeettoComplain Of Mexican Labor House Committee Will Review Contract Problems at Memphis MEMPHIS. Tenn., Dec. 13. <X>>— The House Agriculture Committee gathered today to hear cotton planters complaints against the 1051 Mexican labor contract. The contract, negotiated by the United Stales and Mexican government*, sets the terms under which planters may Import Mexican labor to work their crops. Cotton growers say the contract, which expires in February, 1852, is too "one-sided." They have predicted that unless new arrangements are made an acute farm labor shortage looms next year. Witnesses were called by the agricultural council of Arkansas, the Arkansas Farm Bureau, the Delta Council and the Missouri Cotton Growers Association. Planters said the terms set by Ihe contract were so one-sided many farmers who planned to use Mexican labor this year canceled their applications. The committee was headed by Rep. Flarold Coolcy (D-N.C.), chairman. Several representatives from the Mid-South, although not committee members, were invited to attend. * Others were: E. C. Galhings ID- Ark); Tom Abcrnithy (D-Miss): Paul Jones (D-Mo); P. B. Dague (R-Pa); W. R. poage (D-Tcxas); E. K. Bramlett (R-Oalif); H. O. Lovre (R-S. D.); J. I,. McMIllen (DS. C.);-Prank Smith (D-MIss), and Pat Button (D-Tcnn), 10 Are Examined At Child Clinic A well-child clinic was held at! the Health Unit here yesterday afternoon and ten chlllron were examined, officials reported. Dr. J. E. Bcaslcy was the examining physician and women of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church were In charge of the children. Mrs. Mike Yntes. Mrs. LeRoy Huddleston and Mrs. James Klllett represented the church. PEEK-A-BOO—A dark, velvet number with interesting "peek- a-boo" panels is the swimsuit chosen by shapely Dorthea McCarthy at Miami Beach, Fla, Besides being glamorous, It's also good for swimming. Weed Killer Beetle Destroys Range Weed SALT LAKE CITY. (,?j—A type at strictly vegetarian beetle is help- Ing destroy a noxious range-dam- agiiig weed found north of the Salmon River. The weed — called goalweed. St Johnswort or Klamath, depending on the section of the country—has crowded out desirable plants on two million acres of western grazing land. The beetles are fussy too. Imported from California via Australia they' devour all the goatweed — and only goatweed—in .sight and then conveniently lie down nnd die Arkansas News Briefs— Oil and Gasoline Shortage Seen For '52 by Oklahoma Executive By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LITTLE ROCK—A shortage of oil and gasoline has been forecast next year unless present production ti Increased it least 155,000 barrels dally. H. B, Fell of Ardmore, Okia., executive vice president of the Independent Petroleum Association of America, made the prediction »t the closing session of the Interstate OH Compact Commission here yesterday. Fell said reports Indicated 816.4 million barrels of crude oil and refined petroleum products will be available at the start of 1952. Pine Bluff Real Estate Firm to Incorporate LITTLE HOOK—Articles ot Incorporation were filed yesterday by Maurice, Inc., a Pine Bluff real estate concern. Authorized capital stock was listed at $5,000. ^corporators are Maurice Cohen, Gertride L. Cohen and Glenn A. Railsback, all of Pine Bluff. ' APL Seeks to Buy Blakely Dam Power HOT SPRINGS—Rep. W. F. Norrell (D-Ark.) says the Arkansas Power and Light Company is negotiating to buy power from the in- completed Blj.fcely Mountain Dam. Norrell. touring the dam area on the Ouachita River northwest of Hot Springs, said here yesterday the power will be marketed through the Southwestern Power Administration. Construction Is expected to be completed by mid-September, 1954. Anriy engineers will operate the powerhouse. ICC to Consider Quachita Navigation Thrice-Convicted Negro to Die In Arkansas Chair Tomorrow TUCKER PRISON FARM, Ark., Dec. 13. (/Pi — Herman Maxwell, Hempstesd County Negro thrice convicted of raping a pregnant white woman, is to die in the electric chair here at sunrise tomorrow. The woman was attacked at her farm home near Hope July 20, 1949. Maxwell, who was found hiding in the woods near the woman's home, was convicted by a Hcmpstead County circuit court Jury in August of that year. However, the conviction was set aside by the Arkansas Supreme Court on the ground that the defense had not been given sufficient time to prepare its case. Again on April 19, 1950, Maxwell was [ound guilty In circuit court. But again the state supreme court reversed the verdict, ordering a third trial, because, the high tribunal said. Negroes h»d been excluded systematically from the panel from which the trial Jury waj selected. Maxwell was convicted a third time April 23, 1951, and th« Supreme Court affirmed the verdict and the death sentence. Tomorrow'* execution will be th» 152nd since the electric chair replaced hanging as the legal method of putting criminals to death in Arkansas. No woman has ever b«n electrocuted here. So far this year, five men. all Negroes, have died in the Arkansas chair. from Ouachita ports: a permit recently was denied by the ICO. Sheriff Looks for Hit-and-Run Driver FAYETTEV1LLE—The Washington County sheriff's office li looking for the driver of a car that allegedly hit a Brenlwood, Ark., farmer near here last night. Ed Dillard, 50, said the driver picked him up after Ullting him and drove him to within a half mile of his (Dillard's) farm. Dillard, whose foot was broken, then walked home and was brought to Fayetteville by a neighbor. Dillard .said the driver said lie would report the accident here, but sheriff Bruce Crider said no such report was made. CAMDEN—Restoration of navigation on the Ouachita River will be considered at an Interstate Commerce Commission hearing on a barge line's application in El Dorado Dec. 17. A previous announcement said tne hearings would be held in Little Rock. Wardlaw Towing Company of Camden seeks permission to operate Jaycee Wants VA, Postotiice Reorganized LITTLE ROCK—Lee Price. Jr., president of the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce, says that organization will Institute a campaign next year for reorganization of the Veterans Administration and the Post Office Department, Price arrived here last night for a three-day visit of nine Arkansas Jaycee chapters. He praised the work of Sen. Pulbrlght (El- Ark) and secretary of the Army Prank Pace Jr, saying that they had performed great services. Scraping the Bottom SOUTHAMPTON, England CAP) —Contractors had dredged _some five million tons of mud from the approaches to Southampton, making the risk of big liners grounding off the port "extremely remote' the harbor committee stated. Awkward curves have been ironed from the approach channels where the liner Queen Elizabeth was grounded 26 hours in 1947. In one place the width of the channe' has been increased from 1,650 feel to 2.500. r Phone 4591 406 W. Main Mrs. India Sanders of Memphis is visiting her sister, Mrs B P Gay and family. Mrs. T. Alexander has returned home after spending a month with her daughter. Mrs. Jess Brake and family Jn St. Louis. Cpl. and Mrs. John Haynes and Infant son spent the weekend here with Mrs. Haynes parents. Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Alexander. Cpl. Hayne= is stationed in Biloxi. Miss, with the AJi Force. Mrs. Earl Baker Is In Oran. Mo.. with her mother, Mrs. E. A Carter who fe 111 at her home. The Womer.s Society of Christian Service of the Methodist Church met Tuesday night, with seven members and one guwt attending Mrs. W. B. Ughtfoot gave the opening prayer and Mrs. George Mitchell taught the lesson, "We Americans, North and South." In the business session, plans were discussed for a Christmas party to be given at the church. In the social hour following, cake •nd coffee were served. Construction of the average pas- «nger automobile requires the use «f 3'«00 pounds of steel. TOYS Big Selection for Tots or Teenagers STORE HOURS 9:30 AM TO 5:30 PM x MECHANICAL DIESEL SET 12 track sections ^. OO Clocksprtngmotor 5-unit train with real-looking twin diesel engine, powered by long-running clocVspring motor with governor. Set Includes locomotive, grocery car, box car, caboose, 12 sections track. Brake and warning belt. BRINK-WET "SUNBABE" 1.69 Empllei her boltle — then wet! diaper. 10" tall, made of sofl rubber. Cry vo;ce, pamled eye>. Flannel diaper. 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