The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 25, 1952 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 25, 1952
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FACE TWO BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER OTEWH Arkansas News Briefs— Paragould Woman Soaks Self In Kerosene, Burns to Death By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PARAGOUIJ>—The death of an sged woman who pertohed when her kerosene locked clothing caught lire has been ruled an "apparent luicide." Green* County Coroner Ralph W. Mitchell said he would not hold tn inquest In the deith of Mrs, Edna Poole, 73-year-old retired laundry worker, here yesterday. Mitchell said Mrs. Poole walked to her barn, sat in « wooden chair, poured a quart of kerosene on her clothing and struck a match. Her charred body was found several hours later. Mitchell said Mrs. Poole had been despondent and In 111 health since her husband died three years ago. Arkansam Included in Lumbermen's flection KANSAS CITY—Henry H. Jones of Little Rock, Ark.,' has been elected president of the Sonlhwettcrn Lumbermen's Association, euc- ceedlng Clarence D. Burkholder of McPherson. Kan. Other officers chosen yesterday at the group's three-day convention included directors Waller Davidson. Fort Smith, Aj-k. and Reed Grammlll, Camelen, Ark. fouke Man Suffocates in Abandoned Well Cove-In FOUKE—Clyde Kemp had Just cleaned away the last bit of tile from the abandoned well on his farm near here. He stood »t the bottom of the 21-foot aecp shaft and waited (or a rope to pull him to tiie surface. Then the walls gave way, and the 36-year-old farmer was burltd In the cave-In of dirt and clay. That was shortly- before noon yesterday. About six hours later, after neighbors and rescue workers dug frantically with their hands and shovels, Kemp's body was removed from the well. The rescue workers once freed Kemp's head and shoulders but another cave-in occurred before they could get him out of the hole. Desha County Man Convicted of Manslaughter ARKANSAS CITY—Hugh L. Cook. 55-year-old Desha County sharecropper has been convicted of voluntary manslaughter in the death of his brother. A Desha Circuit Court Jury yesterday recommended a J-year prison sentence. Cook was charged with first degree murder In the fatal shooting of his brother Bill. 50, on a plantation near here last September. FRTDAY, JAWTJAHY M, Board Members May Not Sell to School Programs LITTLE ROOK-Atty. CWn. Ike Mllrry has ruted tha , Khoo) teard^members may not sell commodities for lunch programs to the ' in a ruling requested by State Comptroller Lee Roy Beasley I Murry »id that it J. unla wful for school board member/to £1' rectnly_or indirectly Interested In sale, to a school. Must Stand on Own Record, McMath Says «,,r without Arkansas Press Group Opens Two-Day Meet LITTLE ROCK l«_The Arkansas Press Association's two-day winter meeting opened with a luncheon here today. Appearing on the afternoon business program were Max Thomas, publisher of the Crowley, La. Dally Signal, Alison Simonton of the Covington, T*,,n. Leader; « nd Robert v. Peterson, associate publisher of the Norman, Okla. Transcript. Arthur Qerecke of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch will speak on freedom of the press at a dinner meet- Ing tonight. New officers will bo .elected at a business session tomorrow c A Verbeck, publisher of the rordyce News-Advocate Is president. 'Bold Experiment' Plans Discussed LITTLE ROCK (AP) _ A" 3 «_ member planning committee met here today to map plans for Arkansas' participating in tne proposed 'bold experiment" in teacher education. Arkansas has been selected bv the Ford Foundation »,, a .. p ii ot s tate .. for an experiment designed to Improve teacher training. • The plan s call for a four-year general education for prospective teachers plus a year's work at an intern center where techniques of Instruction would be emphasized. Jefferson County Near Local Option Election LITTLE ROCK <Ap)_j etl cr 5 on County may have a locnl option election on outlawing t hc sale of beer and liquor as Hn outgrowth of an Alcoholic Control Board's hearing. The ABC yesterday turned down » request by a group of Jefferson County resident* to revoke a beer permit issued to John n. Diamond. NOTICE OF SALE£R CHATTEL MORTG/iop. Whereas, E. L. Farmer' of near Dailon. Missouri, on the 28th dav of February. 1950 mads and executed to J. c. Ellli his promissory note for $28,816.50. and whereas default has been made In the payment of said note, there Is now due the mm of S15,6'10.64, and said J c Ellis J>« declared the mortgage In default, and taken possession of the property secured by said mortgage •nd will on the second dav of February, 1952, at 1 o'clock, at the residence of E. L. Farmer, sell to the highest bidder for cash !o satisfy the unpaid balance on said mortgage the following described personal property; to-wit. One (1) 0. Moline Trsctor One (1) z. Moline Tractor One (1) o. John Drere Tractor One (1) Ford Tractor all equipment tor above tractors One ,i) 1947 Studebaker Truck & trailor One (1) 1949 Studebafcer long wheelbase truck. One (1) 1949 Chevrolet lonewheel hase truck. One (1) 1949 DeSoto \ door sedan TWO (2) Colby Wagon Trailers One (1) Corrogated roller One (1) Chopper <fc a n sma n tools — tractor equipment planters, plows, cultivators, discs & al! other equipment R. W. Hawkins R. H. Oowen * O. W. Barham, Blythevllle. Ark., Attorneys for J. C. Caruthensville, Missouri Little Rock Firm Gets Concrete Igloo Contract LITTLE ROCK (if, -A $700 000 contract to supply 2flS carloads of materials for construction of concrete igloos at the naval ordnance plant near Cnmden. Ark.. hM been awarded Ihe Truscon Steel Co. of Utlle Rock, a subsidiary of Republic oieeic Corp. Bird Files 'Articles' LTra-I.E ROCK MV-The E. V. airfl Construction Co of FavMf. vllle. Ark, hw filed aVuclefof ,n-" corporation at the Secrelary of States office listing authorlHd cap""' °' 'JO-MO. Incorporators are £ ?rt T « , at X T " Mld Mrs - R'"» Bird, all of Fayettevllle. , City cha.rman of the March of Dimes. Bribery Charged In Hot Springs Tavern Operator Accuses Two Police Officer* in Warrants HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (/P)-A Hot Springs tavern operator h&s accused a police officer of bribery. Emmett CCurley) DID. owner of Curley's place, swore out warrants yesterday charging Lt. E. R. Howe with bribery and attempted bribery. The warrants were served on the officer a tew seconds after he had been restored to duty on * court order. Tw» Were Biupended LleuUntnt Howe and Chief of Police Dan Watklns were suspended from the force Monday night by the City Civil Service Commission. Rowe was dismissed outright on a charge of "conduct unbecoming an officer." Watkins was ordered reduced to lieutenant, but he refused to accept the demotion. No specific reason was given by the commission for its action. I-ater Wert Retiored Watklns and Rowe later were ordered restored to duty by Garland County Circuit Judge C Plovd Huff, Jr. Dill declined to comment on the warrants but indicated they had a bearing on Lieutenant Rowe's dismissal from the force. Rowe declined comment. Oce Nichols, chairman of the commission, declined to comment. Ponder Quods Hit Scales, Are Named MURrtlEESBORO. Ark. (AP) —With all the fanfare of champs being weighed In for a big bout, the Ponder quads hit (he scales yasterday and at the same lime received their given names. Donna Fay and Dicky Gay each tipped the scales at three pounds even. Danny Kay weighed In at two pounds, 12 ounces. The light- weight, Dewey Ray,, was two ounces less at two pounds 10. The tiny Ponders took the weighing in ceremonies at the Nashville,. Ark. Hospital well in stride. Nurse Minnie Power said the quads didn't cry v/hen they were removed from their Incubators—"They Just stretched and yawned." Rankin Files For Arkansas Office Again LITTLE ROOK MV-Stnle Land Commissioner Claude A. nankin has filed hLs corrupt practice pletlj-e with Secretary of State c O. Hull, Rankin will be seeking his sixth trrm. Other pledges filed yesterday Included: W. M. Thompson of Batesvllle as judge cf the, Eighth Chancery District. •->. Dr E, j. Bird of Camdcn as stale senator from the 15lh district. Sen. Weems Trusscll of Fordyce now represents that district. H. L. Hickey, Jonesboro Advertiser, I j Dead MEMPHIS (AP) — Harvey L, Hickey, 65. Jonesboro. Ark. advertising executive, died in a hospital here yesterday. He was a partner In the Poster Advertising Co., of Jonesboro. Dawson, a town In Yukon Territory, Canada, has an average of 73 frost-free days a year. Curio Shop Burns On Mfc, Gayler FAYETTEVILLE. Ark. W) — A swank two-story restaurant and curio shop on Ml. Gayler near here hns been destroyed by fire. The blnze npimrently started on the second floor of Burns Gables about 5:30 p. m. yesterday. Firemen from Fayettcvllle and Alma, Ark., .ilded In fighting the blaze. Chief Burl Skellon of Ihe Fajet- teville fire department said damage probably would exceed $70,000. Ml. Oaylor Is the highest peak between Ft. Smith and Fayette- vllte. Paragould Shirt Walk-Out Ends PARAGOULD. Ark. M>|—A one- flay walkout of 14 women at the Ely and Walker shirt factory has ended. Frank J. Schreit, plant manager. SHid the workers, members of an AFL union returned to work yes- tcrdny when he agreed to Investigate their complaint. Schreit said the women, paid by the number of pieces they turn cut. complained that their wages were not In line with a standard set by the company and the AFL,. Arkansas Bank Deposits l/o By $16 Million LITTLE ROCK (ff>—The Arkansas Banking Department says Inst year's deposits In 178 state chartered bonks climbed more than 16 million dollars over 1850's figures. Banking Commissioner Ed L. Mc- Klnley said yesterday new highs were reached during the year In deposits, resources and capital funds Deposits were S441.OT4.OOo on Dec 31. 1951, compared to $397.970,000 in Capita! funds were $33.101,644 last year compared to 20 million dollars 10 years ago. Loans of »103.274.00o were recorded In the composite statement of the M8 banks, or about 4.8 million dollars under the all-time high registered in July, 1951. McKinley said the *309.701,000 In cnsh and federal bonds ns per cent of total deposits) showed the bankn «rre "In a very liquid position. Savings and time deposit,-; were 544,469.000. an Increase of 2.J million dollars over 1950 McKinley Mid two banks were chartered last year. There were no liquidations, mergers or consolidations during the year. El Dorado Man Dies in Wreck EL DORADO, Ar<k. UP) — Jack Hammonds, 23, of El Dorado, .was killed when the car he was driving overturned four miles north of here on highway 167 late last night. State Trooper Bill Bullock said the automobile left the highway, and rolled 373 feet, overturning twice. In the 1951 New York state Leg- isluure the Republicans had a total majority of 32 In both houses. Grown GrrAHv Thomas Jefferson n-a's (he first Secretary of state of the Umlcci Mates. w:!h a staff of onlv 22 persons. The state Department now ha* a staff of about la.CDO. , JUST RENT A CAMERA from CAMERA SHOP Taketht Pictures Yourself... With • bo*, flash, or Movie Camera. BARNEY'S DRUG STORE 2006 West Main 3647 AUCTION SALE Saturday, Jan. 26 From 1P.M. Till? 117 E. MAIN STREET BARGAINS GALORE!. DON'T MISS IT! EVERY ITEM MUST GO! All Items Sold to the Highest Bidder! H&M SALES CO. (Another Auction Sole Will Be Held Sot. Feb. 2nd.) WHERE CAN YOU BUY SUCH QUALITY FOR Men's Nationally Famous Lines Reduced from $25 Offering You the Best Suit Value of the Year EXPERT TAILORING . California Trousers • Full Cut • Full Pleats • Shaped Collar Full Drape • Large Arm Circle Buy them! Try them! You'll Say Here are the Best Suit Value You've Ever had You Would Easily Expect To Pay From $50 to $60 For Such Quality Tailoring HIGH STYLING Cut to Give Broad Shoulder Appearance with Tapering Snug Fitting Waist Line! 300 to Choose From! HUDSON CLEANER - CLOTHIER - TAILOR Steele, Missouri Lorry Gammeter, Mgr.

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