The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 21, 1952 · Page 3
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Monday, January 21, 1952
Page 3
Start Free Trial

MONDAT, JAMTTABY ft, Arkansas News Briefs— Husband Faces Murder Trial As Dallas Police Hunt Wife DALLAS, T«x.—PoUcc here were without clues today to th« lender at a telegram who signed the name of a supposed murder victim. C J : A telegrmm tddreued to Cecil Rice, 36-year-old Dumas, Ark., lot'pl&nt owner, wu signed "Agnes" Saturday by the sender, • Rk» k »ch«<iuled to (o on trial tomorrow for the murder of hi* wlf«, Agrw, whom he 1* charged with throwing into the Mls- tiasippl river lut Dec. 11. Th* telegram received in Dumas said: "1 don't want to face people after what happened. I am working' In Dallas and don't want *» return to Dumas." ifcl Rice, fre« on $25,000 bond, was in Pine Bluff, Ark., when tho Ulegram arrived. A relative read it to him over the telephone. Homicide Capt. Will Fritz of the Dallas police said the telegram was sent from a suburban pay station and Western Union employes had no way in which to identify the sender. Dallas police quoted Arkansas authorities as saying the only in- dentUiable body, found in the Mississippi since Dec. 11 wu that of a man. Rice told Sheriff Robert S. Moore, of Desna County, Ark., last Dee. 12 he believed he had thrown his wife's body into the river. Rice ultimately was charged with murder. Gulley to Forget About Running for Governor LITTLE BOCK—Sheriff Tom Oullcy of pulaski County, who once said he was considering running for governor of Arkansas this year, had decided to seek re-election as sheriff. Oulley said Saturday he had decided not to run for governor "in deference to the wishes of Mrs. Gulley. who has felt all along that I should not attempt to take on added responsibilities at this time." •LTItnTTTLLJ (AJtX.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREE RAF'S "MYSTERY PLANE" IS CALLED TOP JET—Thl* ii the first In.fflght view of the delta- winged Gloster GA-5, Britain's all-weather, long-range Jet lighter. Powered by two Sapphire jet engines—each of which has a "thrust" equal to the four engines on conventional, heavy bomber— the Glostcr jet is claimed to be the fastest and most formidable plane in existence. Details of its armament and rortsr «e»r remain secret. Porker Promises to Investigate Weight Stations LITTLE ROCK—A full investigation of Arkansas' truck weight stations at border entry points will be made by State Revenue Com- missloner'Carl Parker. ^ Parker said Saturday that he would investigate the stations fol- ittfing a complaint from highway director Olen Pulletton. Pullerton , asked that personnel at the West Memphis station be dismissed, and . called the situation ,"a. disgrace 'to Arkansas." I Paper Mill Re-Opens After One-Day Strike CAMDEN-The big paper and pulp mill of the International •-Paper Co., was hack in full production today following a one-day walkout which all.but closed down the facility over the weekend. ] About 1,500 employes of the planU-who left their jobs Saturday I | «fternoon to protest the alleged dismissal of a veteran worker-voted I j at a mass meeting yesterday to return to work. By afternoon, the work 1 I force had started reporting for duty, and production was resumed last night. toney Puts Approval on Audit of Highway Body | HELENA-Pormer Gov. Ben Laney has put his approval on the : Highway Audit Commission's investigation of the state Highway De•\ partment. 1 The »udit covers part of his administration. -Let them dig It up and let the public have it." said Laney "The i^rt? f,°^ h *" dl ° Ver **"•• *• f " " ' am "«"«k, they ean handle it the way they see fit." <*> v ' McMatfc has charged that the investigation Is a "political aunt. . ' . i f PICTURE OF HOPE—Mrs. Molly Rohwcr of Los Angeles, seen with her two children, Rhonda, 5, "and Donny, 4, believed she had burled her husband, Cpl. Faylen Rohwcr, in a St. Joseph, Mo. r cemetery until she saw a newspaper, photo of Yank prisoncrs-of- \vaj in Korea. Mrs, Rohwer holds the picture of the POW she believes is her husband and clings to the hope that he is slill alive in a Red prison camp. ONLY 4* PER MONTH FOR STORAGE!!! . Thais exactly tight! To store a 100 Ib. bag of fertilizer costs just 4c per 100 Ib. bag per month at Blyfheville Warehouse Co! And you gel Oj« BEST storage—<hy, clean, safe, rat-proof. Whats more.. .it's easy to finance anything you buy when you store it here. Interested? Call or come by today and we'll be glad to talk it over with you. BLYTHEVILLE WAREHOUSE CO. BIGGER MIG FOR NIGHT WORK?—This photo of an airborne Russian MIG-15 jet shows the craft now has extra bulges around the nose, virtually confirming Western fears that the Soviets are equipping their Korea-tested fighter with radar. Such equipment would adapt it to night interceptor missions. Picture was taken at East German airport and printed in Aviation Age magazine. Bombshells Away I French bombshell Corrlne Calvet, left, and Hungarian bombshell Zsa Zsa Gabor, above, are bombarding each other via the Hollywood columns. Erskine Johnson. Hollywood reporter for NEA and the Courier News, reports a brisk round that finds Corrlne accusing Zsa Zsa of acting like "a countess from a mediocre light opera" with her low-cut gowns. To which Zsa Zsa retorts: "There's more to glamor than sticking your chest out." (See Story on Pace 4) North Hiway Phone 6777 School Property Called Harbor Of Delinquency NEW YORK (IP) —An essay contest for public school Janitors on prevention of destruction to school property has focused attention an vandalism and juvenile delinquency on some public school property. The contest, sponsored by Ccm- mlssioner Charles J. Eensley, chairman ol the Board of "Education's committee on buildings and sites, was aimed at cutting down vandalism in public schools which costs the city of New Y:rk JoOO.OOO annually. .The contest replies revealed that school property sometimes was used after hours as a place lor drinking arid gambling and where drunks and degenerates could menace children. One recommendation called for floodlighting of schcol yards hidden to public view, strict legal enforcement against trespassers, and opening school yards to police patrol at night under certain rules. McMath Takes Issue with AND Audit Hearings Governor Defends Purchasing Methods, Hits Investigation .LITTLE ROCK (API—Gov. Me Math has taken l«ue with testimony In lh« Highway Audit Commission's first series of public hearings. The governor defended purchasing procedures of the Highway Department Saturday, and said In comparatively mild prepared sia m«nt lhat officials h«v« acted In "absolute good faith" regarding purchases. Purchue* Are Oiler Topte Purchasing procedures were thi chief topic In the three-day hearing, which ended Friday. Th« Au dit Commission was §et up by the 1951 General Assembly to invest! gate Highway Department opera tkms from 1947 through 1»51. Tiie governor's statement »•»; mild compared to hia pre-hearln| statements, including one that (hi investigation had "degenerated Into political wllch hunt." CroM-Examhullon Aiked He put in anolhtr plug for hi contention that witnesses should be cross examined by attorneys for th Highway Department, citing in testimony of J. A. Rlggs Jr., as a example. Riggs, president of the J. A. Rlgg Tractor Co.. Little Rock, tesftde that since McMath took office th volume of his business with th state has declined considerable. Contention Explained McMath said cross examln&tlo would have shown'that Rlggs' firm sold J283.661.66 worth of goods t the-Btate during his first term a governor and did 1310,832.63 wort of business with the stile last yea Yesterday, Rlggs said the gove RELIEVE COLDS Miseries" Famous 666 gives fourfold relief from colii mi.. eries! ba«i aches, lower* fever, reduces stuffineu, ECU *» a laxative. You feel bettor fast! Try 666! RETIRING SOON - Gen. Joeeph T. McNarney, above, former commander of U. S. forces in Europe, Is retiring from 36 years of military service at the end of January. The 59-year-old general, one ol the pioneers In military aviation, has been chairman of the Defense Department's management committee. nor had made "misleading statements." Riggs said his company had done only $62,000 worth of business with the state during the entire three .•ears of the governor's administra- :ion. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Monday & Tuesday "THE RACKET" Robert Mitchum Lizaheth Scott Warner News & Shorts Last Times Tonite Features at 7 & 9 p.m. The Blue Veil 7 • Jane Wyman Wednesday & Thursday 'Yellow Fin 7 Wayne Morris Also News & Shorts Last Times Today "THE PRINCE WHO WAS A THIEF" TonaCurtis • Piper Laurie ofclor by Technicolor ^i.Color Cartoons NEW Air Conditioned By Refrigeration "Your Community Center" MANILA, ARK. Matinees Sat. & Sun. Phone 58 Climate of the Yukon Territory is marked by great variations in temperature from year to year. In some years the coldest month has averaged from 40 to 50 below zero, and In other years the average has been above zero. Oinners And Planters have your Cotton Planting Seed Machine Delinted Ceresan M Liquid Treated* • Air Cleaned • Screened & Air Graded BAGS MACHINE SEWED Act Now! PROMPT SERVICE — UP-TO-DATE FACILITIES. Add to your profits by early germination; elimination of faulty seeds; BO damping off or wilt; no planter choke-ups; earlier maturity; increases final yield of lint cotton per acre. * New "Slurry Method" ! Blytheville Delinting Corp. Highway 61 So. BlythcvilU, Ark. Phonts 2860-2976 by Felix Carney A few weeks ago when Edward R. Murrow initiated his first SEE IT NOW news program on CBS, he said something that may well turn out to he the credo for ALL TV newscasters in the future. Said he, "The mechanics of TV which make it possible to present words and pictures simultaneously and instantaneously, don't confer great wisdom on those using it. We'll try to identify all sources of information at all times.. .and we'll try never to get too big for our britches." The program then went on with a memorial stint for Pearl Harbor Day. And in the finl quarter i hour, Murrow told by means | of excellently produced films exactly what happens to a pint of blood donated by the average citizen. It was a great show. H I pointed the way to more such 1 with conscientious people trying their best to give a sincere picture of the news of the day and its effect on all of us. TV is going to be one of our biggest and most truthful sources of news this year. SEE IT NOW is just one of the many fine educational and entertaining News shows you'll be seeing in '52. You'll he right with it ... if you're making • this a television year. I Choose the finest . . . Gen- I er»l Electric Television at • Blytheville Sales Co., 109 East I Main, Phone 3616, Last Times Today 'RICH. YOUNG and PRETTY" Jane Powell Corey Tuesday ' "CRIMINAL LAWYER" Pat O'Brien Jane "Wyatt DON'T DELAY WRITE TOD AY I FREE HOME DEMONSTRATION NEXT WEEK TflkfTRI-STATS VACUUM CLEANER CO. »»5 JocktM Av«. Memphis. Tenrr. I Withour eblijition. ! wint i FREE Horn* Demonstration at your I fully (uir>nt«4 Rebuilt Ekctrolux Vacuum Cltincr. ' NAME- f| ADDRESS- |C, TY _ -PHONE No.- -STATE _lf K.P.1V HSntl. tl <-n1 <--:ific Dir.etiom "Mkf-SoufJTs largest Rebuilders" Wednesday & Thursday 'Excuse My Dust 1 Red Skelton Sally.Forrest FUEL OIL G.O. POETZ OIL CO. "/ Se« That Stuff" Phone 2089 Of f ice & Bulk Plant—Promised Land MOX Phone 4B2] Show Starts Weekdays 7:00 SaU-Sun. 1:00 Always a Double Feature Tonite Only! Carlonn & Shorts Tuesday & Wednesday | . IMt -SlUICT W G.I.JOE •^iss nsai MWiM • Burjw maraiii •. itsumi {J-« t I.J fc 7 WUll^W *. WIlLHlN ^ | 01 '« t 1« Itl — Plus— "BARNYARD FOLLIES" Kill Hilly Picture . with Gitfiddles

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,800+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free