The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 5, 1949 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 5, 1949
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MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1940 Bi.yrnEvn.T-E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Slippery Fugitive Killed by Police Kansas Officer Shoots Escapee Hunted in Five-State Chase RULO, Neb , Dec, 5, MV-Wllltnni Dunkin, ns slippery a fugitive as ever cracked a police net, is dead, A Kansas trooper's guns felled him yosirrday, n days alter the Omaha man escaped from the Nebraska Penitentiary In Lincoln. Luck ran out for Dunkln about 10 a.m. at Ihe edge of this tiny Southeast Nebraska corner town after a wild chase over dusty untry roads In the adjoining Kansas area. V Dunkin's car. probably the tenth *he had stolen In his nmd, desperate travels, overturned at the cclge of town State Patrolman W. W. Smith, leading the pursuit, pulled up about 50 feet av, r ay and ordered the 36-year-nM convict to "put youi hands up and come on out." ' Dunkin answered with gunfire nnp the battle was on, Smith poured lour shots from a 1? ?auf?e riot gun Into the overturned car while Dunkln answered , with five pistol shots of his own. j •Smith fired twice more with a' rifle. Dunkln didn't answer. He v.'as rfonri. Since Thanksgiving eve. when the convict slipped away from prison in a truck, he had eluded police blocks and manhunt nets one after the other. His exploits, marked by fabulous luck and fool bravado, had harrasserl officers In five, states— Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas, Indiana and town Stole 3 Police Can He disarmed a Missouri State Trooper near St. Louis. He stole Ihe personal automobilo of another Missouri patrolman at Elsberry. tie ROE away from Michigan City, Ind., police who were bringing him In (or questioning. He took an easily Identifiable Nebraska State Pntrol car from two Omaha patrolmen at gunpoint, Saturday afternoon he stole a car from near downtown Omaha, drove It out to the west edge of town to fcee a fellow he once knew. A new ^ alarm went out for Dunkln. He drove back downtown and left the car about two blocks from where he found It. Around midnight Saturday, the buck-toothed, hewhlskered fugitive stole another car In Omaha, Icfl town and drove to Tabor, la,, abotll 40 miles away. He held up a tilling station and escaped with $72. Dunkin then moved into the St Joseph, Mo., area and the final pursuit started when he was spotted ai Savannah. Mo. Witnesses to the Tabor holdup who viewed Dunkin's body at a funeral home, were surprised to fine him clean shaven. He apparently had foumU time during the early morning hours to shave. Dunkin was In prison for armed robbery. Two Platoon Outmoded; This Team Uses Three MIA : MI, Fla., Dec. 5—(fl>j— North Carolina" A & T College, which meets the Florida A & M Rattler itn the annual Orange Blosson "game Saturday night, claims the two platoon system Is outmoded —It uses three. Conch William Bell uses two on offense . ami another on defense His offensive weapon Includes a singlye wing team and a T-forma tion squad. A few of the players appear or two of the patoons but Bell use about 30 first stringers In his var lous formations. PAGE SEVEN Wreck Victim, Impaled on Gear Shift Lever/ Ov/es Life to Rescuers' Sense •^"^•••^"^ DSTHOm Dec 5 W , - mura, Oi/rWVOfS Of 20, probably owpiJ her life ;oday o the steady nerves of a 'arage mechanic ami a policeman — and surgeons' s-kill. Laura's lather, Jack Cassf-ll, was driving hev to her department More jro. At ar intersection uKc-ii- police-1 J\ t '- c ' mitt the signal lisht had failed the ^ abseil car collided with anoilHT. Lnuvii was flunu skyways luuinsl the steering wheel. The wheel splint croc) and I,aura was impaled upon the gcai-shift lever. It entered her chest ihrnnuh her left side. One Killed and Three Hurt In Oil Well B/a*e RANGL-;LV. Colo., Dec. 5. (/r/~one man was burned to death and three urctny, Tlii? men were employed by Hockman. Inc. They wore cleaning the I ris at the well when the ILunes tlarett 1151 from an unknown cause, company officials reported. The well is three miles north of Donations Help Wounded Farmer Faces Charges of Shooting Sheriff LAST LECi OF Tftlf—Mis. Bernard O'Leary leans on her husbands shoulder, exhausted as they start the last leg of their trip at Albany, N. V. from Portland, Oregon to her parents home In Troy, N. Y. hey left Oregon by car which broke down using up their money. Then lelr six-months-old daughter Karen died. Thanks to the helping hand iven by the residents of Stuart, Iowa, they finished the journey by all with their baby's body riding in the baggage car. (AP Wlrephoto). Fort Smith Bottler Dies Following ///ness PORT SMITH, Ark.. Dec. 3— (/P —Allen Henderson, president of th Fort Smith Dr. Pepper Bottlin Co., died at his home here Satur day after a lengthy Illness. He wa 69. An active member of the Masonl Lodge, Henderson was a 33rd degre Mason, a member of the Fort Smit Consistory and a Shrlner. He was a native of Lone Kin lun-A-Way Boy and His Father Meet Again on Youth's Eighteenth Birthday Police and Laura's father dared not remove the- lever. But they called John Richer, mechanic at a nearby nuragc. As Laura gritted her tooth, rficlier sawed the lever from its iiioiintfn^ while Patrolman George Mortimer lieM the sirl. Then Laura, who Is small and seems fragile, wi»s rushed to H:irper Hospital. An hour-Sons operation followed, Tlie broken tear-shift lever was ic- moccd after her \vas opened from her back. Or, William Tuttlo. who oprnUcd. aid Laura came through in "good" :oiicHtkm. She ought to he up and around n a day or two. he added. Her father suffered- minor Injnr- !s. The other driver was unhurt. Dr. Tuttje was hijrh in pvnhe of aHra's original rescuers. "The rrertit for saving hrr," he ?.td, "ROCS to the men at the scene who had sense enough not to pull i he lever out of the c ill's That might have been fatal." liangicly, a newly developed oil field. Jack Coi'hran. 21, Clutksvitlo, Ark., was burned fatally. G. \V. Ramsey 20. Artcsto, Colo., was burned critically. Dean Cady, 20, urn) Jne Anderson, 25, both of Ar- esin. sufTcred minor burns. The rig was destroyed. WICHITA, Kas., Dec. i—l/Tl — Jobby Davenport and his daddy •ere reunited for the youth's elght- enth birthday Saturday. But Bobby's story of spending ight years and Wandering 2,000 ililos in search of his father proved omewhat exaggerated. The father. George Davenport, 43, if Studler. Okla., said the boy had been placed in the Missouri School Keeble-Minded and Epileptics 1943. And officials of the school at Marshall, Mo., said Bobby ran away last Aug. 6. Bobby, making no mention of the school, told his story to Wichita Police earlier this week. Resulting publicity located his father and the elder Davenport came here today to get the boy. Reporters got the details then. George Davenport and Bobby's mother were divorced In 1935. The father subsequently married again and Bobby was sent to the Marshall school to lenrn a trade.- Miss Lyda Jacoby, secretary to the school superintendent, said Bobby had rur awny on three previous occashris but. each time returned the same day. i V/hfit happened after Bobby ran j away last August was not clear. Bobby said he started searching for his father In September nnd had hitch-hiked through Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado and Texas, washing dishes for his meals. His travels ended here. The elder Davenport said he thought Bobby was still In tbe school. After a tearful reunion with his sort, the elder Davenport said: "If Bobby wants to go back to school, Til do everything I can to put him through school. If he wants to go to work. I'll try to get him a Job at Shilder. I want him to make his home with us as long as he wants to." Bobby's mother, now Mrs. Pearl Lancaster of Kansas City, said she would like to have Bobby live with her. But the elder Davenport, told of this, retorted: "Bobby's mother disowned him when he was a little boy." Muss Jacoby said the Missouri school could take no action to return him to the institution because he had left the state, but he would be readmitted if he came back voluntarily. Bobby left Wichita -with his father and stepmother, to work out hLs future in a family conference. 2 Arkansans Die in Blazes Over Weekend French Announce Awards PARTS. Doc. ficia] journal 5. tip) —France 1 :; lias announced Navy Airman in Hawaii L, II. neam, airman In the US. Navy, oi Hlylhcvillc, is serving a- uoard the escort carrier USS Uacl- oni[> Strait, now engaged In (he joint Army-Navy exorcises near the Ibiwiian Islands. 10 Die in Windstorm BKRUN, Doc. 5. </!•/— Ten persons were killed and Mi injured yesterday when winds up to KU mile.* an hour toppled war-weakened buildings across Noitli Ooi'muny Five persons died In Berlin. We'wf/icr Normal, Anyway By TUc Aswiv-E-.ifcil Virss Virtually the entire nation had norninl liite-aulnm weather today. The only varinncos were snow Hurries in Northern New Knuhtnd, posthumous award, of Chevalier in j upper and muihcrn lower Mk-luynn Ion of Honor to two famous i "'id scattered nulnts along Lakes Dormitory Fire NOHMAN. Okla., Dec. 5. M') — •lost of the survivors of the Uulver- ily of Oklahoma men's dormitory ue thai burned three to <!enth anci niured 21 curly Saturday will \JL> l)le to attend school as usunl lo- iay. Tliiinks to Ihe Ronerosliy of thon- inds, they arc clothed aeain, have K'\V hook.s. arc eating rr^iilaily and ive m n brick dormitory. The two- wooden stmeture they octii- ned, a former Ntivy ban nek;;, 'iuis;lit fire at 2: IS a ui. SatitL'tl;i,y intl was iim-d wUhln an hour and i hair The traplc news drew an hnnic*- Jiate response of cfish dojialions iiul ctolhincr. The lied Crii^s wn. ;ivinti a $150 clotUirtH allotment to he 310 survivors, many of whom escaped only in pajamas or underwear, One Oklahoma Clly church contributed $1,000 University agencies [ arranged loans and crerlil for iionk.s j and food. Survivors testifying at n tiravln};} yesterday (ailed to indicate a cause | of the 1 blaze. A coroner's jury ruled ! Ihe fires oilRln wa.s unknown luid found no noRligrnco by anyone in ! connection with U. Daiu^uc was es- ', tiinatcd by Dr, Gcorce L. Cross, ntil- i versity president, ni about- S500.000 ' The 13 reniaininp; hospitalised. In- i eludinf; two in critical condition j were reported j-mncwlml improved I Those who died were Mm i rice Ahearn. 2(i, Killin^sworlli, Conn., who was credited with saving several lives before bring liai>p','tl ', Sammy Lnruo, ^0, Clinton, Okla.. and Price Starks, ^0, Oklalionia City. MAH.S1IA1.L, Ark,, Dec. 5 W)— Shite Police S R t, \v. », Wnll;i'i- fuld today charges would brr filed against a wounded farmer aix'usrtl n! r hooting ShcrllT Doyle Smith, r>|, of Searcy County in an exf ii;int.'e of pi>tol shots in the busine:^ >< ctian f Marshall The farmer, Hoy Hryan. 41. V.MS ^-hot In (lie ehi'st bv a .•!") caliber pistol bullet. He was arrcslt'H nrar his Immc yesterday hour.-, after the !=hooi : nt:. Uryan's son. Hill. 17, was niiki'd In the arm .during Ihr Cirij:^. Hr- was In an automobile Vihi'n tbe .shooting broke out. .Soi'gonat Walker said shots wore exchanged In'hveen Khorilf Smith and ISryan alter the oilU-or h-id or- <lorod the fanner 'to leave town or s!np drinkin;:." Hherill Kmilb suffered a b'.ill-t wound in lii:, sidu. His ooiidition is I not serious. Holiday ' To President Truman BEACH, Calif., Dec. I. (AI 1 )— Seven thousand employes of Long Beach Naval Shipyard havo sent their Chrtstmas greetings to President Truman— seven thousand eni])ty stockings. And attached to each was this card : "We hope that you will rescind the order closing Long Beach Naval Shipyard. II yon do not rescind the order, our Christmas stocking will lie as empty as this one." All of the employes arc slated to bo let out on the closing of tbe yard, scheduled next June. The stockings— men's women's and children's — were malted in huge cardboard boxes. When television Is produced with invisible light such as Infra-red raj's It is known n.s "noctovision." By Tbe Associated Tress At least two persons lost their lives In an outbreak of fires In Arkansas over the weekend. An Army recruit, Jewell D. Brady. 33, of Dogalusa, La., wus burned fatally when fire spread throi'.f.h the administration building at C Chaffee, Ark., Saturday night. He died in a camp hospital Sunday. Miss Minnie Hackney, about 60 perished when flames destroyed her farm house near Carlisle Saturday At least two business establishments were destroyed and Jou were damaged by flames which j broke out on Fort Smith's main business street late Saturday nieht. No one was injured. Firemen battled the blaze for more than two and one-half hours before bringing it under control. The fire started In the second floor of Doc Miller's photographic studio and spread to ad adjoining building housing the Lamon's Flower Shop. Both were gutted. Other businesses, including a furniture store, beauty shop, clothing store, were damaged cither by flames or smoke and water. The home of Raymond Hartzog was destroyed by flames at Smnck- ovcr Saturday night. Fire Chief William Alspaugh said the home, a complete loss, was valued at between $30,000 and 540,000. Chief Alspaugh said firemen battled the ulaze for more than six hours. Owners of the house were oway at the time. the Legi victims of the French airliner crash ! in the Azores Oct. 28. The decoration was conferred on Boxer Marcel Ccrdan and Violinist Ginelle Neveu. Hoth were en route to the United States when their plane crashed. Erie and Ontario. Southern New ) England and the northwest coastal reyiun reported rain. When engineers first began lo talk ulxmt television they described It as "visible telephony." Fort Smith Man Dies FORT SMITH. Ark-. Dec. 3. (API —Jack Buckner Williams. 38, executive vice president of the Wlllinms Hardware Co. here, died at his home Saturday. He tiad boon III .several months. Survivors ini.-litde his widow, two sons and hi.s pur- enls. Four Thoroughly Experienced AUTOMOBILE MECHANICS See Tom Little, Jr. at to get the boy. Reporters got the his life. Survivors Include three daughters and his widow l sister. Film .Actress Dies KOlA/VfWOOD. Dec. 3. (AP) — Mine. Maria Ouspenskaya. 68-year- old character actress, succumbed Saturday at the Motion Picture Country Home from burns suffered while smoking in bed at her apartment early Thursday, Her physician, Dr. Marion Dakin, .said the second and third degree burns *were directly responsible for her death. It's jusl like magic! Without lining a finger . . . your wash day results are Iiellct than ever! Sparkling clean! Almost like new! That's how your laundry looks when we return it to you! And at a minimum of We call »nd deliver at your convenience! BLYTHEVILLE LAUNDRY-CLEANERS Phone 4418 Two Churches Robbed FOHT SMITH, Arfc., Dec. 5. fAP) —Burglars ransacked two churcho's here Saturday. A small amount of money was taken from the offering boxes of the church o! immaculate conception. Offices of the First, Presbyterian Church were ransacked but nothing was reported missing. Enter the WALTER WINCHELL $200,000 NAME-THE JMCONTEST! \ A Cnnlc?l to find a name for the new low. priced car in ihe low-price firlr) tb^t will ht .vl-M tf Ihe Kaiier-KrAjei tine. Fi«l prife. «10,OCK).ftO r,i«h. O«CT 1000 olhrr CAtb prtui. t-^cr> i-'''- c Ri-nchcrf, rlolhr-foT rioll^r, l^y « cs'ii >l"intion (o \ht D&mon Rim>orv Mrmo- rial Cancer FumJ, in honor o/ each indinJuat Double Prize Money Hor JOUT K,ii?cr-Fra;er rl^alei m tatr^man tnur ar. »p[>rcnim;iu Apprn!^al o1 ynui ;ne»- cnl rit on yr,;ir ORiciAl Kritr) *n.i joii nijli'iiiniic,". 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