The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 18, 1951 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 18, 1951
Page 14
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PACK FOURTEEN BLTTH2YTLLB (AJK.) COUMHI MVWff TOMCAT, DBCBMBE* 1* tiff • • f* It Whipping-Cull Deaths Bring Prison to Man 'I Was Possessed Of Satanic Fury/ Leader Tells Court ST. PAUL, Minn. («•)—A husky. 33-year-old railroad man 1s golnir to prison for from 14 to CO years for the whipping cult deaths of his wife mid (mother woman. Curtis IX'nnancicr. self-admitted leader of the Whtppcrs, pleaded guilty (o two charges of third degree murder yestcrdny. He was Immediately sentenced by Jurttre Clayton Parks to serve consecutive terms of seven to 30 yours In Stillwater Prison on each count. "Possessed of Fury" "I was possessed of satanfe fury that night," Lr-mnnder told the court. The defendant referred to the night of Oct. 15 when ho Inflicted the fatal wounds on his 35-yc:ir-oM wife, Ardith, and Mrs. Anna H vorson. 64. In rites fo "drive out the devil." "Satan Possessed Me" "I am sane now and I believe I was sane that night except for being possessed by Satan." Lcnnnn- der said. "God intends me to plead guilty." A court-appointed sanity com mission reported on Nov. 28 that he was Bane. Lennander was Indicted for second decree murder by a grand Jury after the two women -died. Bui Ramsey County Attorney James Jjynch, recommended acceptance of hla plen *o the iesst-r charge because "tests disclosed that his mind te depraved." IJfo Term I« Penally Both first and aocond ' tlc murder convictions carry life terms In Minnesota, which lias no capita punishment. In statements to the police, Lennander said It had been necBS6nry io »hlp his wife because they hod been engaging In abnormal sexua practices for about R!X months. H» said Mrs, Halvorson wa flailed because "she criticized me lor beating my own wife." Death Disclosed Cult The- cult was disclosed when Mrs Balvorson was found dead In by a physician summoned to trea her wounds. Mrs. Lennander died In a hospital on Oct. 17. Both beating occurred, at ttie home of Mrs. Marl Doyle cm the St. Paul outskirts. Crew Safe in Crash HOUSTON, Te.r. CAP) — An Al Force ( plane crash lam ed near the Houston Municipal Air port yeserday after all except Hire crew members had parachuted. The three were uninjured. Read Courter News Classified Ad THIS rS A HOOSEGOW!— 3v^ being arrested will be rm esthetic experience once the city at Clc-volaixl, O., coni|>ietcs ka new police headquarter* building, seen in architect's sketch above. Tl« policeman's dream station, incorporating all the best features of police slntion design, will be built at a cost of $788,000 nod U expected to become a model for other cltiei Grill cllcct on Uie second floor is produced by exterior sunshades on a floor-to-ceiling gl;iss wall. Included in Hie set-up are cell blocks, olllccs, pistol range, assembly room, locker room, 211-cnr frirage ami 90-car parking lot. British Tanks Exchange Fire With Egyptians TSMATLIA, Egypt (AP) — Four big British Ccntv.rUm tanks exchanged fire before dawn today vlth pgyptlan terrorists blamed or kilting one nnd wounding three British Royal Mllttnry Police here lust night. The tanks and arrnorcd vehicles sped Into the city to retrieve a Jeep abandoned by the military police after it was ambushed by sniping and bombing near the Ismallia police headquarters. • The city has been one of the bloodiest trouble spots In the SUCK Canfil aone dispute since mld-Oc- Thc victims were brought out by a second M.P. jeep that escaped the firing. OSCEOLA NEWS Wife to Pay $10 Alimony To Husband CHICAGO (AP)—A wife agreed In Circuit Court yesterday to paj $10 weekly alimony to her hiiBtmnd until ho gels n job. Mrs. Frledn Cupper, 31, made the offer after her hustjnnd, Jolm. 30 was brought Into court for foiling to observe n court injuiictloi against molesting her. ' Mrs. Cupper who hns n dlvorc_ unit pending charging cruelty, sntt she did not want, to tend her hns band to Jail for contempt. And, shi said, she didn't want Io let him Pitch Club Meets Mrs. Tlnsley Driver entertained he Widow's Pitch Club Thursday light with a dinner party followed >y cards. Miss Blanche Cleere and Mrs. John Whitworth played with the members. Mrs. V. C. ColbDrL v/on high score, mid Mrs. A. P. Wllllnrns. second nigh. Mrs. Driver was assisted by Mrs. Edward Driver. Klwanii Club Installs Louis George was installed as president of the Osceola Klwauis Club at their rvrmiml installation and Ladies Night party Thursday night at the Progressive Club, lie succeeds Jim Hyatt. Hymaii Welnberg was tree chairman anrt E. P. Bradley had charge of the food. Tim Bowles, chairman acted as master of ceremonies. Ronnie Fny Btchieson of Blythe- vllle, talent winner In a recent contest, nave several dunce numbers. The lieutenant governor of District 12. O. E. KmidMn of Blythevltle, installed the officers. Others are Owen Crosthwalt, vice president; Palmer Stanton, secretary and continue living at tlie Cupper home. She offered the alimony so Cupper could live elsewhere. "That Is more than fair," salt Judge John T. Deinp.scy as he entered the order—the first he hat ever sinned directing n woman to pay alimony. Go-called inspectors In machln chanlcnl and electronic devices tha can sort, count, and measure faster than humans, and with more- ac curacy. Harold Fergus, treasurer. New directors are Jim Ferris, H. C. Shoemaker, Ira Wright, Guy Duller, Arthur Brlckey and Felix Stephenson. The monthly meeting of the Womens' American Legion Auxiliary was held at the home of Mrs. Harry Jones, Sr., president and 11 members attended. The highlight of the meeting was he voting to co-operate with the American Legion In taxing over the Community House to use for meet- llgs and other local activities. The hostess served a dessert course. Canastu Club Meets The Town and Country Cana-st^ :iub met with Mrs. Charlie Low- ronce Thursday for a spaghetti unchcon at her Driver home. Mrs. O. E. Masscnglll was a guest and the holiday theme was carried out In the decorations of the home. Place cards were polEisettias extending from a Yule log. A profusion of poinsettias and holly leaves were used In the decorations and miniature Christmas trees held bright Christmas balls. Mrs. Walter Driver, Mrs. Tal Tongate and Mrs. O. E. Massengill were winners In the canasta games. An array of holiday sweets and ice<i drinks were later served. Personals Jere Wiseman. USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wiseman, who has been at the Great Lake.s Training Center, 111., for the past year, has been transferred to Milllngton, Tenn., where he will train for a year. Mr. atid Mrs. Max Stewart announce the birth of a daughter, Wednesday afternoon at St. Bcr- ,»rd'« Ho«plt»l In Jonwboro. 8h* a* been named Diana Marl*. They lave a son. Mm. Godlejr Hotietf Christmas decorations In red, :re«n and while gave a holiday at- nosphere to the drop-In Mrs. Lloyd Qodley, Sr.. entertained with Friday afternoon from 2 to 5 p.m. Two hundred guests called to greet Miss Peggy Jane Driver, bride- elect of Lloyd Godley, Jr., and mother of Miss Driver, Mrs, W. J. Driver, who Is moving to Kentucky in January, Miss Driver received in a frock of tea blue with a small print design In taffeta. Mrs. Driver chote a gown of Christmas red velvet featuring large self-covered buttons and deep cuffs and Peter Pan collar. Mrs. Godley received In an alt- ernoon shirt waist dress of gray, trimmed in holiday pink. The mantel of the entertaining room was centered with a large green candle on a styrofoam base. The refreshment table was covered with a handmade cloth and centered with H silver bowl filled with white carnations and loops of illusion shot with silver sequins Branched silver candelabra holding white tapers burned at either side. Mrs. David Laney presided at the punch bowl and Mrs. H. E. Phillips, assisted. The honorees were presented corsages of white carnations. Teacher Honored Continuing the pre-hollday parties was the dinner party given by Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Strlckling for teachers and special guests Friday night at their Semmes Street home. The Christmas theme was used throughout the entertaining room's decorations and a large Santa Claus placed at the entrance was an added attraction. Following dinner, the evening was spent in playing bridge and canasta. Plan Benefit A benefit picture show at the Murr Theatre Friday night will be sponsored by the Band Mother's Club. The proceeds from the advance sales will go to the newly organized chit), Mrs. Revo Jones, announced today. WAKNINO OKDKK !• «b« ChuMr? Con''. Chick. - •awfca Dfatfkl, MiatMppI County, Anka Mutton, Ptf, «. No.ll,8«3 Eugene Marston, Dft. The defendant, Eugene, Marston, U hereby warned to appear within thirty days In the court named In the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Anka Marston. Dated this » day of December, 1951. Harvey Morris, Clerk By Anita Sykes, D. C. C. V. Cooper atty. for ptf. Ed B, Cook, atty. ad litem. Je*n O, Kramer, Pit vs. No. 11.111 Robert F. Kramer, Df>» The delendant, Robert F. Kramer, is hereby warned to appear within thirty days In the court named In the caption hereof and answer th« complaint of the plaintiff, ejan C. Kramer. Dated UiU T C. F. Cooper, atty. for ptf, Ed B. Cook, atty. ad litem. Harvejr Morris, Cler* By Anita syke*, D. O. WARNING ORDER In the Chancery Court, Chlcka- savtb* District, Mississippi County, Arkansas. If Every Reader of This Ad GiV#i Only '100 The Community Chest Would Reach Its Goal! Why Not Mail Your $1 Today—to th« Community Chest ... P. O. Box 139 DELTA IMPLEMENTS, Inc. 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