The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 20, 1949 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 20, 1949
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TUESDAY, DECEMBER JO, 1349 Man Confesses 'Murder' in 1916 Victim of Tortured Conscience Learns Victim Still is Alive KANSAS CITY. Dec. 19— (m— Tortured by his conscience for 36 years over hi.? supposed slaying o! * policeman, Paul p. j O vey discovered yesterday t[>at his victim had survived the shooting. Lovey, 54-year-old intincranl horseshoer. told officers after his arrest last week at L a s vcsns, Nov., that he |,ad killed a Kansas City policeman, Patrolman Bernard McKeman January 24. 1911. He was Sought here for further rjuestion- Wg. There were some discrepancies in his story, but police believed them due to Lovey's lack of familiarity »i[ h (he s t rect ., t Today police tool! him lo the library of the Kansas City Star to see clippings of the shooting. As Lovey was reading; the account of the McKernan slaying, he read: "Other polifc officers .shot in recent months were J. B. Merrill . . ." "Wait a minute," Ijovey said. "That's the man 1 .shot." Lieut. Harry Nesbitt, who was College Youth Strong Believer In Opportunities on the Farm BLTTREVTLLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS HAL BOYLE'S COLUMN NEW YORK. MV-When the good earth will pay a fellow $10 an hour, should he leave the farm tor a career in the city? The new king of (he nation's Junior vegetable growers has decided there is only one answer to that one: "I'm staying on the farm." City life holds no attractions for 20-year-old Russell L. Sears, Jr.. of Cimunlngton. Mass,, who was crowned champion of the National Junior Vegetable Growers Association In Washington lust week. He'won the $500 rust prize by raising and marketing $1,300 worth of vegetables on a tivo-aiul-one-half with the prisoner, broke In: "Well, yon didn't kill anybody then. Mcrritt recovered." Police yesterday were seeking Merrit, who was reported by fellow officers to have been here a year ago. At that time Ihe 137-year-old Menitt told officers he was living on the West Coast. 1.01-cy said he shot (he officer when the latter sought to arrest him. He said he rear! an account of the shooting in a newspaper the following morning. acre plot. Several thousand farm youths competed In the contest, sponsored by the A. and P. Pood Stores. Sears, a six-foot, 200-pound Junior at the University of Massachusetts, explained that he grossed the $1.300 by sparetime work on his father's 300-acre farm. "My father gave me a small plot to encourage me," he said, "and 1 worked It .during vacation and on weekends home from college. "My big crop was potatoes. I hired what help 1 needed, and sacked and sold the crop myself to grocery stores. 1 put in only 45 hours of my lime altogether, and the profit figures out at better th«n HO ai hour." In addition he won $100 in priM>s at three local fairs. ''I also got 3.000 servings for our table from my garden," said Sears, "and 150 pint boxes for our freezer and about 300 jars of canned vegetables," His father wants him to take over the family farm in time, and the youth has agreed. He Is already employing scientific fnrmmg tcclu'ilc|ucs learned in school. "I had to twist Dad's arm n little »t first," he grinned, "but now he's »>! /or them. "We've ahpholoed the farm to nnd the best way to conserve the soil by checking erosion. "By keeping up with the times you can gross $10,000 or more a year on a New England farm sucli as ours. You ought Ui net belter than 15.000—plus everything you need lo eat except some salt from (he store." Voting Sears wants to get rid of the farm's herd of 36 dally cattle because "1 don't care for cows— they just lake up too much of a man's lime." His elite i crop™ win be potatoes, chickens and tourists. He plans i« modernize the 23-rooio old family farm house to attract the tourists— summer fugitives from Ihe city. "I don't want (o live in a cl(y myself," he smiled. "I've seen a chy. I don't like the pace. "There Is more Independence on a farm, it's easier to be your own boss. "And. you know, you can get a lot more things done on a farm, because yon don't have to change your clothes everylimc you turn around, you can waste a lot of time getting in and out of a dress suit." Governor Balks Girl's Charges Against Mother JEFFERSON CITY. Mo., Dec. 20 (AP) — MUsouii's Gov. For rest I Smith refused today to semi a "broken henrletl" Sprlnsfipld mother to California to face kUlnntiinx charges brought by her dnunlUcr. Smith sulii it looked lo him like It was a family affair anil "no useful; would be served" by ordering the elderly woman's cumuli nun. The mother, Mrs. Kthel Mayor*, 1 twitted In nn pAtraditlon hearing here Friday that, sho went to Ifa Anuolc.s to get her daughter away from homosexual influence.^. She Mnni'M. and Herbert Stubble-field s *ul she and her husband, Hascoe IJTOin-ht U H , £,,•!, Mis., Bcrnke Houuii of I<is Angeles, back to Spiingiield. But they did not UM; lorre, stie declared. '''!»' daughter filed tile kidnaping charges in California, allexinK her m«Mh*T took her to n doctor's of [ire in W«*l Coviua. Cnlit., last Nov. 5, v.lkTo .she wa.s given two hypodermic .slid!.*, win-it she recovered cou- •^'irm.Mi(v*s, she nllefied, .she found «h« KM handcuffed to the back seal of Die Slubblefield car and on the way to Springfield. About a week later Miss Ito-.igh went back lo California. Jamex Meredith. Ihe governor's legal Mvreliiry, said the extradition was denied because "It doesn't make seme that the mother should be triod lor kidnaping." "She did only what she thought in her own mind was rjght " he SB id. 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