The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 18, 1952 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, July 18, 1952
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FRIDAY, JULY 18, 1952 Fanatic Slayer of Girl Appears in Court Today NEW vnww r.w_ A r n i..,ii.. ...i._ , t NEW YORK t»_A fnnallc wi™ claims the key to mankind's ssreat- est secret—eternal life—appears in court today, accused of one of mankind's greatest crimes — murder. Bayard P. Peakes, 23-year-old pseudo-scientist, is to be arraigned in Felony Court, charged with killing pretty Eileen Fancy — a slaying he admitted in a iantastic confession. He said he killed Ihe 18-year-old Monde stenographer for the American Physical Society because the (scientific body had rejected his theories on how to live, forever. He didn't even know her. He had marked eight others for death, out he saw her first. "I was going to shoot anybody," police tjuolert him. Why? police asked. ' "It Was My Hook" "K was my book," Peakes whined. "They wouldn't look at my book They wouldn't even look at It." The book was his 13.000-word tliesis, "How lo Live Forever." He had printed '/.SCO copies of it with »1,000 he saved. But no organization would publish it. lie brooded over iis rejection by the society, and made up his mind. He headed for New York from his Boston rooming house. Monday, eight pistol .shots i-atip; out in quiet Columbia University, which houses offices of Ihe society, on organization interested in physics and electronics research and papers. Miss Fohey lay dead, killed at her desk as she sat reading letters from her boy friend in Korea. Peake Grins Happily Peakes was arrested in Boston *arly yesterday and, grinning happily, told a long story to officers which included the following: "I walked to the American Physical Society and walked in. There was a nice looking girl sitting at the desk. . . "I asked her. 'Have they dropped the electronic theory?"' said sh< about It. "Before she said I fired at her." Peakes said, "She Just lay there for five- minutes before she died. "It was awful." Then, gun in hand, he left the office and unknowingly came face to face with one of She eight persons he had marked for death. professors. "I didn't run Into pro lessors, so I shot my of the the giri," didn't know anything anything else Peakes "I Just killed a girl • aid. "Call the police.' Then ho fled. The man he left astonished In Iho corridor was Prof. Thomas Green — whose name he had clipped from n Columbia catalogue I'cakcs was quoted later. '"rime Han Out' • Actually, police said, he had planned to blow up the university with an electronic bomb but "time ran out" before he could build such an explosive. Asst. Dist. Ally. .Carl Grebow said Peakes also planned to attract attention to his theory by killing a newspaper editor and "some newspaper officials." Peakes became' a suspect and was traced through his angry correspondence wiih the society. Police trailed him to Boston and also learned he had been discharged from the Air Force as a mental case suffering from dementia praecox. Meanwhile, Miss Fancy's first and only boy friend—20-year-otd Ronald Leo, a Marine private first class—was flying home for her funeral. The service has been set for tomorrow, but it appeared could not reach here until Sunday. He ordered a final bouquet for his young sweetheart, the chance victim of a twisted personality. The wreath rested near her bier with a card: "My sweetheart, with love from Ronnie." _BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEW8 Stock Exchange Changes Hours NEW YORK (/!>)—The New York Stock Exchange, in a drive lor new business, lias abandoned a pattern of working hours inherited from the 10th century. The Board of Governors of the exchange yesterday voted to keep the stock marckt open from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (New York time) Monday through Friday and to close entirely on Saturday throughout the year. That means 30 more'minutes of trading daily starting Monday, Sept. 29. --*«.u«,~*. uuv i^u-JlJL'l .-*ua II BPC with those of sev en other ed In the boiler room Lumber Burned In Sawmill Fire HOT SPRINGS, Ark. W|—Fifteen thousand feet of lumber was destroyed here Inst night when flames swept through the Nooner Bros. Lumber Company's sawmill. Joe Nooner, a partner in the firm, estimated damage at $40,000 and said the loss was not covered by insurance. Origin of the blaze was unknown, but Nooner .said It apparently start- UFE MKMBEKSHH'-sianley D. Carpenter, osceola. left former Pulaskl County Agent, was awarded an honorary life membership in the Arkansas Comity Agents Association during the Southern Farm Bureau Regional Training School in Little Rock last week The certificate, known as the Senior Scjuanto Award, was presented to Mr Carpenter by D. V. Maloch, Osccola, South Mississippi County Agent 'Mr Carpenter, who retired from Extension Service work in March 1949 after more than 30 years of service, now farms at Osceola Communism Honored by Default By Some, Rotations Are Told BEAST BRINGS HIS BEAUTY Samson, old-line Democrat Missouri mule, is an early arrival in Chicago lor the Democratic Convention, with his "Press Agent, 1 Hollywood model Jean Cambrpn. He got in in time to give a "Mule" laugh at his GOP foes. America Is standing at the crossroads of history and those who are not actively engaged in some religious activity in helping shape the nation's course, are Honoring communism by default. Speaking was the Rev w J Fitzhugh, rector of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, who addressed members of Blytheville's Rotary Club yesterday. Tracing the technical and political growth of the nation, the Rev Mr. Fithugh pointed out that the United States, never a nation to lust for power, suddenly found itself a nation with the most power in the world. Main faults with » citizenry of the world's most powerful nation he said, widespread self-satisfaction' and deterioration of any real desire for knowledge. "As a nation with much of the destiny of the world In our hands, we must face up to our responsibilities to ourselves and the rest of tlie world. • "We have tried too often j» tight communism with the superiority we enjoy in material things. "We must realize that communism Is a strong, if atheistic, political ideology. It is something for people to believe In. It is the religion, and only religion, of these people. "It Is time we started meetin° communism on the basis of human relations," he staled. The Rev. Mr. Fithugh was intro- ducted by RoUrian J. w. Adams. Guests at the meeting included Carl Bloker. Caruthersville, B. C. Bailey , Kansas City, and Ralph Bates, Memphis. Coal reserves account for 92 per cent of the nation's total mineral fuel resources Rev. Kidd Is Speaker at Legion Meet Guest speaker for the regular .meeting of Dud Cason Post 24 of the American Legion held this week was the Rev. Harvey Kidd. pastor of the First Presbyterian church The Rev. Mr. Kidd addressed the group on governments existing in the world today, with special emphasis on the four major categories of governmental order. Max Walters was installed as post adjutant, and the post heard reports from committees working on current projects. It was reported that the newly- organized BlytheviUe Ne»ro American Legion Post has completed organizational activities and recently installed officers. The Blytheville post is apparently the largest Negro post in the state of Arkansas, the report noted. Progress was reported by the committee planning for (he first annual pishing Rodeo, which the post is sponsoring in conjunction with the city. Several items of fishing equipment have been donated for use as prizes the committee reported. The post's Junior Legion baseball team will compete In the district I tournament at Walnut Ridge the i Legion was told. The team is coached by Coach James Fisher ——— ._ 'Power Trust' Out to Beat Me, Gov. NUAAath Charges PAGE THREE By The Associated Frcss Gov. Sic) McMath says the -pou-. er trust" in general and Arkansas Power and Ll e hl Company in particular are out to beat him for a third term. And. lie told an audience in North Little Rock last (Thursday) night, AP & L is willing to "spend two million dollars" to do the job. McMalh said he incurred the opposition of the power companies for several reasons. Among them he said, were his support of the proposed Co-operative electric steam generating plant at Ozark and his stand against an existing State's Farmers Relied on Banks For Financing Adequate capital Is of Increasing Importance in maintaining higii production of vitally needed farm products, according to B. A. Lynch president ol the Farmer's Bank and Trust Company and Mississippi County key banker for the Arkansas Banker's Association who today released cumulative figures on farm loans made through Arkansas banks during the past*year. "To fill their need lor capital, farmers have been turning mostly to the banks throughout the state " Mr. Lynch said. Quoting from the eleventh annual national survey of agricultural lending of Ihe Agricultural Commission of the American Banker's Association, he noted that "the vast majority of farm loans made by banks are for production and operating requirements. "In 1951, the last full year of operation, the Arkansas banks serving agricultural communities loaned $91,234.000 to 53,866 farmers for all types of financial needs. Of this amount, W0.654 000 was borrowed by 48,807 farmers to finance production and operating needs. "This compares with 59,300 production loans, totaling $63.42,.000 during 1050. These production loans were quickly repaid, too. and only $34,309,000 were outstanding at the end of 1951. "The year 1951 was marked by a very small increase in the total of ! bank-held farm mortgage debt. In- 1 dicating that this type of borrowing is being kept (o a minimum. "At the beginning of the year, the I total farm mortgage debt held by Arkansas banks was »10,180.000. "During the year, banks made 5.059 mldiUonnl farm real estate loans in an aggregate of JlOGlu- 000. "Yet , so much of the mortgage debt was p>r,id off durnlg the year that, on December 31. 1951, the total amount of this long-term debt outstanding had risen only $1,114,000 to a total of $11,954,000." Mr. Lynch continued to say "the fact that the slate's banks are serving particularly the operators of small and moderate-sized farms is show nby the size of the average loan made by banks during Ihc year. The average production loan was $1,653 during 1051 and the average real estate loan was $2,001. Tlte total of bank-held agricultural deb* outstanding in Arkansas on January 1 of this year was $46,263.000," excluding C.C.C. loans," he said. law which allows a utility to obtain a rate increase by posting an indemnity bond. "Pilllrllnjr" Charged At Helena last night, Ally. Gen Ike Murry, one ol McMath's four opponents for the Democratic nomination, charged thai "payroll padding" was going in at least one stale department and possibly others. It's only purpose, he .said. Is to aid the McMalh campaign. Murry pointed to the Highway Department's Maintenance Divi-1 sion, where he said th.u in June of this year 1,052 persons were employed, compared to 1 Til in June. 1951. Rep. Hoyd Tacked, who visited nine towns yesterday in his helicopter, promised supporters that he would hold open iioirse in the governor's mansion al Little Rock if he's elected. "My wife normii and I (hink it only right that Ihe people be afforded this opportunity," he said. "i;alkalhon" Goes On Judge Francis Cherry held another "talkathon" yesterday, ihis lime over- a 4-station n c t w o r k covering Hot Springs, Arkadelpliia and Mnlvern. This. Jonesboro jurist spoke for 11 hours from an automobile showroom in Hot Springs. Little Rock Attorney Jack Holt indicated that he would lower slate taxes on industries if he's elected. In a speech at Brinkiey last ni^hl Holt said: "When I'm elected. 1 not only will go out of the stale lo bring new industries to Arkansas, but t will help those already here by lowering taxes." Ladies Have Bake Sale The Ladles of the First Assembly of God church Kill conduct a bake sale In the local offices of Arkansas-Missouri Power Co., on Main, here tomorrow. The display will be prepared by 8 a.m. Proceeds from the sale, it was ex- Plained by Mrs. J. c. Dickinson who is heading the group conducting the sale, will go toward making 'payments for redecoration and renovation of the church. HOMEMAKING /=> n I ff !«j If. ** v--iiH LS - , KX_,« ' 1 Tly.Tf's fu np^rl for vnu t" spc::«l I ••'Mililiil Slim n;e. f'nys ir.riuur.s. scrub ':• y ;m'l ironirtu tu';:p:- "t I'ilt'il lannrlry l.ct'us InAc ,,vcr y»ii, laundry cl-.iii-iv al ;i surpris-iv'ly Ion roi-l. W t . take nidic- ulous care. 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