The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 1, 1952 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, September 1, 1952
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PAGE TWO Man Charged with Murdering Wife In Auto Attempt at 'Perfect Crime' BLYTHEVILLE (AUK.) COURIER NEWS BALTIMORE W—Maryland police, who claim they hnve stripped the accident- masquerade costume oil of a brutal killing, ate charging ft quiet New York office manager with the "perfect murder" of his Sunday School teacher wife. The plot that police said led lo the death of 33-year-old Dorothy May Grammcr involved a scheme so engineered that the woman appeared lo have died in a traffic accident—actually witnessed by two Baltimore city policemen. G. Edward Crammer and the woman he Is accused of beating to death seem strangely out of cliir- acter in the story unfolded on a Baltimore police docket. She Is described by neighbors tn the well-ordered Bronx apartment community where she lived as n "sweet, nice person," n woman "without an enemy in the world." Called "Quiet Man" Crammer, who sometimes served as an usher In liie Methodist church they attended, is described as a "quiet man" by his nc-U?h- bors. His wife, the mother of three, devoted extensive lime to Campfire Girls and Bluebirds, neighbors said. Her body was found In r>n overturned car early the morning of Aug. 20 near Towson, Mrl,. where the couple had been living since Ihe recent death of her father. Two policemen had seen the car careening wildly down the hill, the engine roaring at full throttle. The wheels of the car were still spinning when they removed the woman's body. It appeared to be a rouiine highway tragedy, brought on by too much speed nncl pcor control, Yet the woman's battered body didn't seem to match up very well with the moderately damaged condition of the cnr in the view of police. Blood slfilns In Ihe cnr didn't run Ihe way they should, when the tipped positions of -the car was considered, and 1 there were too few bruises on Ihe woman's body nnd too many gashes on her head. Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Russell S. Fisher pointed out that dead bodies do not bruise. And, he Kiiid, there WHS nothing in the car that could have caused the deep cuts and gashes on her forehead. There weren't even any broken windows. Besides, a pebble had liccn forced under the accelerator to keep it down. His verdict — murder. State's Ally. Anselm Sodaro lust night ordered the charges to be placed today. Sodaro said investigators had the weapon with which Mrs. Grammer was beaten to death. Police have in their possession - • •*• Briton Plans for 150 Seat Airliner LONDON W) — A major British airplane manufacturer says it Is drawing plans lor n ISO-scat jet nir- llner which would make the 3,455- mile Lomlon-to-Ncw York Atlantic crossing In less than eight hours. The aircraft firm. Handley Pnge, Ltd., said it expected the plane to have a load capacity or 50,000 pounds and to operate at a cost of about 1 1-6 U. S. cents per passenger per mile, A company announcement said the non-stop crossing from New York to London would-'take 6',i hours, while the westward flight, because of prevailing winds, would take an hour longer. on Iron pine, 12 to 15 inches long and about l',i Inches In diameter. Crammer was contacted at his New York office the morning o! Aug. 20. He told police that hl.s wife had driven him to the railroad station In Baltimore nt 11:20 viic MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, I95Z News of Men In the Service James Bell, son of Mrs. Bobbie Hell of Biytiicvlllc, has been promoted to staff sergeant while ". *•' *'«lii.lulvl I; «v ii.^u LUC I Jl,vin.u lu nlrtll BlirgeallL WI1I1C .SOJ'Y- nlnht before and thai he had caught i Ing with Company u o! the 223rd a train for New York. He came to Towson and rc- mnlned In bed for a few days at the home of his wife's ninthcr. Ecuador Educator Feels His School Ahead of Mexico MEXICO CITY in-Thc rector of the University of Gunynqull, Ecuador, says a university's independence depends on its' freedom from economic control, and he reckons his school Is bctlcr off in that respect than the Universitv of Mexico. The educator. Miguel Marias Samnmcgo. wiio is tourint; Mexl- 1 can schools, explained it like this- Mexico's university s supported bv a government grunt. Guayaquil's pass its bills svi,h i he ( a : IO from a 10-ccntavos tax on each bottle ol ueer sok!. STOCKING UP FOR CHRISTMAS—S-nla's helpers get no summer vacation as Mrs. Alton E. Parker, BoTiimore Hod Cross volunteer, above, will tell you. She is filling gift stockings which arc "not lo he opened unlil Christmas." The KiU-ftlled socks will no lo wounded and ill service personnel in military hospitals overseas and able-bodied servicemen in isolated outposts. Copper Industry's 'Big Four' Sign Pay Hike Pact v/hh Union DENVER l/n— An agreement providing for R wage increase and other benefits was signed Into yesterday by officials of the Independent union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers arai representatives of two more of the copper industry's "BtB Pour" companies. Union President John Clark announced at his Denver headrmar- ters that settlements had been reached with the Anaconda Copper Mining Co. -and the American Smelting and Refining Co. Clark satd the Anaconda agreement calls for n wage of 8 cents across the board, retroactive to July 1, plus throe weeks vacation after 15 years nnd a company contribution of 51) cents monthly lowiud a hospital and medical plan. The contract, was extended for another year with a reopening clnuso on all economic features July 1, 1063, Clark added. The ment, which rims for one year, provides for a wage Increase of 8 cents an hour and an additional . American Smelting settle- Oil Agreements Are Revised in Lebanon BEIRUT. Lebanon lift— Lebanon has quadrupled its Income from for- et?a oil companies by quietly negotiating new agreements with the Iroq Petroleum Co. and the Trans- Arabian Pipeline. As presented lo Parliament for ratification, the new agreements will increase Lebanon's annua come from nil companies (rom *725.i-!3 to $2,351,511. In case boring countries improve their agreements with pipeline companies, Lebanon's revenue will be increased automatically in proportion. roclassi [lent ton of i.J, cent an hour In each wage bracket up lo n top of 10 cents. Clark said. It also calls for a number of fringe benefits, dctnils of which were not divulged. Union employes of the two firms arc expected lo ratify the settlement this week, the union president said. Both agreements are similar to ono reached with Phelps Dodge Copper Co. two weeks nf-o. Kcn- necntt Copper Co. Is (lie only one among the Big Pour which has not yet reached agreement with the Unions. Negotiations with Kcn- necott were broken oft last Thursday. Infantry Division In Korea. He has been in Korea lor the past H monlhs. Pfc. Travis Hirminghajn, Jr.. of Kcnnett. Mo., is currently attached to n liattery of the Mlh Filed Arllllrry Battalion In Korea as a switchboard operator. Airman First, Class Lewis F In- Grimi. son of Mrs. viola c. In«ram of LiiKora. is now serving uiih the 35th Fishier Inlercentor Wini; in Japan. He Is a clerk In the atl- nitnlslralive section assigned lo im aircraft control and warning group Franklin D. Poc,. seaman. USN. son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry N Poe of Ix-ochvlllp, is serving aboard the hnttleshlp USS Iowa in the Far Jamns n. Coille. commlJSnrvnun seaman. URN, son of Mr. nnd Mrs J H. Collie of Rt. 1. l.uxnra, Ins rcnorlrd lor rluiv nbrard the .submarine URS Batfi5h. Pvl. Melnin T,. Smith, son of Mr. anil Mrs. Leslie fimlth n! R( |, Hi "II. M«. !<: lm«r*»tl</ sr-n'iri; with (hi. 28th Infantry Division in Germany. COMI'I.F.TKS TRAIN1NR — Kenneth W. Wyatt, fireman apprentice, JJSN, son of Mr. acid Mrs. Orvlllc Wyatt of Dlythevillc lias completed recruit training at Great Lakes, III., and has been assigned to duty aboard the aircraft carrier USS Midway. Col .laoklc- Dewier, husband of Mr*. Jttlbv no-rfr-r of ManMa. tins been cradnalrd from Ihe F»vr-i>th Arrnv's Moii-r^innr^sitined Officers Arndemv at Munich. Oe^manv. He Is pttneh«"l to (he mth .S'-rnal Operations n,T«nlinn as a lineman. Pfc. olr-n H Hnlchinmn. hus. n!>ntl of Mrs. norothv imtchlnsnn of A-lwl. Mo.. rp"e'lllv wa.s arffl- lrtl from the •»>-i1 n,f n n| rv ni- -inn's I.e^f'ers Sci'"ol in Ponn,/.r n rrm-'i". H>- Is n rlfioninn in Company E of the injnd RcRlmcnt. Pii. Kara R. C'i'iVic. i,usl)-"i<l nf Mrs. H:-7."l Left Chlitj^ of PL 2, R'TV. Mr... Is no\v snrvint: »"!th the Jlrrlica) comnnnv of Ihe l"\\ fn- fantry nepiment in eastern Korcrc. Valuable Dog Shot; Waitress Most Unhappy Pvl. Oi'cn J. .Inmtron. h'i=han<1' nf Mrs. Mar-rarct Jamison of Hnvti. Mo. has been assigned to the Army's Alaska General Dnpnt ft. "ort Rfrhtirrison. He Is a surmly hinder in the 500th Quartermaster Service Company. Cnl. I.r-rov Adnms of Orr-nla is nresmtji' servin» in O«rmany with the 2nd Armored Division. P'.-t. Tom June.'!, Jr.. son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Jones. Si-., of Oscc- n)n. Is nr.tnrhrrl to (lie X ronis In Kr.vrn Hn is n rtmnonerr wilh the G-!3rd Field Artillery Battalion. Donald E. Harris of Rt. 2. Seiiath, Mo., hns been nroinottyt fo roroorat while serviim with Ihr jjth I"tantcfe Division in Faster n Korea. He'ls a 1 Hfhman In Oomnany K of the 35th infantry Regiment. KNBS BASIC—Airman William N, Ogle, son of Mrs. Thclma Ogle, of Rt. 3. Blytheville, is completing his basic training course at Lnck- lanct Air Force Base, San Antonio Texas. often gone hungry to fccrt her three gifint doffs, reported (o police recently that she's lighting mad. Somebody has shot one of her hu«c Douvlcr dcs Flanders animals to death. The clog weighed nlmnst ISO pounds and was vnlucd by Mrs. Dorothy Vnntlcr Pol at $1,500. She said ihe Nctnerlands police use the breed to catch criminals, and there are only about 60 of the animals in the United States. Opium-Growinq Gets Status of Legality TEL AVIV W)—Opium and hashish for medical nnd scientific purposes are lo be grown in Israel now that preliminary experiments at. the Wcfzmann Institute nt Rchovot hnve proved succc'.ssful. The local cultivation of these drugs, hitherto imported, VLCCUCU u special amendment to the Habit- forming Drugs Act. Jock Frees Treed Boy in Newark, N.J. NEWARK, N. J. <v, - A woman called police when she heard Gerald Grande Jr. screaming from his 12-foot-high perch in a nearby tree. When the emergency squad arrived they found GeraM's right knee securely wedged into a crotch of the tree. After pulling and lugging efforts had tailed the youngster was freed Wheiva smaMJiydraulic Jack finally -forced: tli£.bSnches. apart. Oil Imports Are Cut ' By Philippine Islands MANILA OP)—The Philippines will cut oil impoite 15 per cent this year nnd government and private transportation officials have agreed to curtail fuel consumption sharply. Miguel Cuadcrno, governor of the Central Bank. Informed a recent meeting of government and transportation officials that allocations for oil imports are being cut to 54 miihon, dollars this year from 63 million dollars last year to conserve dollar reserves. Read Courier News Clnssiflrd Matlre.s.s, AuUinioliilr, nnd Furniture UPHOLSTERY All work funranlced lYompt service 1'HOXK ISli) SMITH MATTRESS CO. m.vllievlllc Air Base Fall Registration ROCK1E SMIITH SCHOOL OF DANCING Wednesday & Thursday September 3 & 4th 2 till 5 P.M. ROSE ROOM-HOTEL NOBLE Tap, Toe, liallet, Acrobatics and Ballroom Pauline Turner Phone'23-13 Rockie Smith Phone Ads placed before 9 a.m. will appear same day All classified advertising'payable in fdvance. YTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS Politicians Schedule for This Week By The Associated Press This week's political calendar for President Truman and the major candidates: (all times are Eastern Standard). MONDAY 9:30 a. m.—Gen. Dwlght D, Eisenhower, Republican prcsldeminl candidate, speaks to National As- socation of Letter Carriers in New York City. .12 noon—Gov. Adlal E. Stevenson, Democratic nominee for president, makes major address in Detroit (CBS-TV national network). Also talks In Grand Rapids 'and Flint. Mich. 9:30 p. m.—President Truman addresses joint CIO-AFI, rally at Milwaukee (CBS radio). En route he may make rear platform talks al Pittsburgh (1:55 a. m.) and Crestline, O. (12:05'p. m.). Sen. John J. Sparkman, Devio-' cralic vice presidential candidate, speaks in Los Angeles, San Diego and Sacramento, Calif., Monday and Tuesday. TUESDAY 12 noon—Eisenhower starts tvx>- day Southern swing wilh speech in Atlanta, appearing later in day at Jacksonville and Miami, Fla. 12:45 p. in.—Truman may make rear platform appearance at Parkersburg, w. Va.. followed by slops at Clarksburg (2:45), G r a /1 o n 13:55), Keyser 61 and Marlins- burg (7:55), all in West Virginia, on return trip to Washington. Stevenson in Springfield, working. Sen. Richard M. Nixon, Republican vice presidential candidate, meets Gov. Frederick Payne of Maine at Waterville. attends GOP conference at Belgrade Lakes, talks in Skowhegan, Pittsfietd and at Bangor rally. WEDNESDAY Eisenhower speaks in Tampa, Birmingham and Little Rock. Stevenson, at Springfield office. Nixon visits Hocklanri, Me., nnd talks at Auburn, Lewiston and Sanford. Sparkman leaves Los Angeles at 5 p. m. by train for Albuquerque. THURSDAY 8:30 p. m.—Eisenhower delivers major address at Philadelphia's Convention Hall. (Raciio-TVI. Stevenson at Springfield office. Nixon attends reception of women Republicans at Hartford. Conn., holds afternoon news conference! and addresses special CiOP State Convention in evening. Sparkman arrives Albuquerque at 11:25. drives lo Santa Fe to spend the night. FRIDAY Stevenson meets at Denver with supporters from II Western stales and al night gives televised speech, Eisenhower confers with Illinois, Indiana and Michigan supporters nt Chicago. At 9 p. m. he addresses Cook County. Ill,, precinct captains in Chicago Opera Hovis. Sparkman addresses Democratic LOOKING OVER THEIR OVERSEAS FAVORITE-Velerans or overseas service give wide-eyed approval to Chat-lotto VVinson, Shenandoah, p a ., beauty they recently voted "the girl we would line most to see overseas." Also high In vote totals cast for Javoriles at the New York veterans' meeting was Cathy Pope, left, ol Youngstown, Ohio, a pretty USO entertainer. The boys said tncy want to sec more eirls their own age in USO shows. rally at Las Cruccs, N. M., nt 6 p. in. Nixon holds series of conferences in Portland. Me., attends noon rally of Maine Young Republicans, and makes major address nt West- broolt Park, Westbrook, during evening. SATURDAY 8 P. M. — Eisenhower talks to crowd at National Plowing Contest, Kasson. Minn., after news conference in Rochester,' Minn. Afternoon, Stevenson delivers major farm speech at Kasson plowing contest. Nixon talks at Saco. Me.. Yarmouth, Freepon, Brunswick, and attends rally in Augusta. Sparkman attends state - wide Democratic rally at Durant, Okla.. and later addresses party dinner in Tulsa. Sad Customer Now Knows 'Some Girls Know How' Is Only a Cook Book GRAND RAPIDS. Mich. O>,_/ Grand Rapids man recently re , ceived a circular through, ih/ mail, advertising a book as "s^r> ^ saiional, shocking, exiotic." f j, Sample chapter readings tfere ; « included: "Some girls know how." i\ "Since Eve ate apples' and "Bachelor bait." Also enclosed was a picture of a scantily attired beauty. The prospective customer order- . ed a copy. When it arrived, he|\t complained to the Better Business ' Bureau and demanded his-money back. How should he have known he was going to get a cook book? Have You a Musical Child? Give them the iidvnnlajfe of study tvilh (rained specialists in Piano-Organ-Voice Fall Registration Begins Sat., Sept. 6 FOWLSTON SCHOOL OF MUSIC . Members of: National Guild nf Piano Teachers and (lie National Association of Teachers of Sinrane TEACHERS ACCREDITED BY ARKANSAS DEPT- OF EDUCATION. 815 Chickasawba Phone 2049 I DIDN'T -KNOW... , . . until my neighbor told me that the best place to find terrific bargains is in the COURIER classified ads. I know now! I always read them! why money is needed Service lo the Indivirfiial user is only par! of (he story. Increases in demand for water are 25 to 50 per cent ahead of increases in population. We've found more ways to use wafer. Take nir conditioning that pleasant luxury to which we've grown more and more accustomed. The water requirements of a single air com!ilioni n( c svstcm can equal those of a small city. Industry finds increasing uses for waler. Nylon, Iliey sav is made from «ir, cold and water- Other processes of the cxpiaiuiinu chemical industry are also thirsty. Tn (he manufacture of ray,',,, r nr instance. 100 gallons of water are rcijuired to produce a single pound of cloth. Production of a ton of smokeless powder involves 50000 gallons of wRtcr. And 65,000 gallons are used in Ihe manufacture of one ton of steel. If we are lo keep on hrinfjinir «-,i| er from where if (n where people want it and need it, we must build more reservoirs, more storage tanks, more pumping stations, more treatment plants more aqueducts and dislrirmlion mains. ' ' H will all lake more money. Blytheville Water Co. "Water It Your Cheapest Commodity"

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