The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 22, 1949 · Page 2
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Thursday, December 22, 1949
Page 2
Start Free Trial

PAGB TWO BLYTHEVIT/I-E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Mother is Slain As Sons Quarrel Statement by Lad Of Five Clears His Two Older Brothers PITTSBURGH, Dec. 22—f/PJ— Uttle Joe Langston, a bewildered five-year-old, wouldn't talk to detectives who gently queried him for hours about the fatal shooting of his mother. But later, when Joe vas taken back to the scene of the shooting h« told his aunt, Mrs. Prances Kearns: "I saw a bird in the room. My pussy cat was there too. I saw the gun, and—I shot my mom." County Detectives Steve Pucker said that he and four others from the district attorney's office heard the youngster's admission. The words confirmed what Joe's two older brothers had told police and what s parafin test made almost positive. Joe's mother, Mrs. Helen Langston, 39, was shot to death In the family's home Tuesday after she Intervened in a quarrel between two older sons, William, 18, and John, 17, William and John said lUUe Joe. the baby of the family, brandished the pistol to make (hem stop fighting. Somehow the gun went off and Mrs, Langs ton fell dead, a bullet , in the brain. Uttle Joe, an appealing tyke In blue jeans and a bright red shin, doesn't know his mother is dead. He thinks she was "hurt." At detective headquarters the boy dutifully and quietly did everything police asked him to—except take off the black baseball cap he wore constantly. He barely winced when a technician brushed hot parafin over his hand. The test, designed to determine if littte Joe fired the fatal shot, turned out positive. One detective said: "It's good he doesn't realise what he's done—but when he does the poor kid will never forgis-e himself." • Detective Pucker quoted William as saying: "John and I had a fist fight In mom's bedroom over John's picking on little Joe. Mom came In to break it up. Then I heard a shot and that was all. I saw the gun over by Joe. John ran for the doctor."' Employment Shows Gains For Arkansas LITTLE ROCK, Dec. 22. W>) Non-agricultural employment of wage and salary workers in the Ul- tlc Rock area rose to a new high of G0.850 in October. The Arkansas Employment Security Division reported it also remained almost unchanged at nild- N'ovember. The report said the current figure reflects a gain of about 2,300, or four per cent when compared with tow points of January and September. Administrator Homer M. Adkins said production workers in n>anu- facturing industries earned an average weekly wage of S42.GG during November with the average hourly rate of 98 cents and 43.4 hour week. He sa(d the weekly xvage fi^i're Ls 17 cents higher than in October. Fall Pig Crop Much Larger Than in J948 WASHINGTON. Dec. 22. lifi—Aa Agriculture Department farm survey indicated today that 1950 supplies ot pork may set a new pence- time record. Considering that larger wartime supplies were shared \vith armies and allies abroad, the arnoi-nt t '.'all- able loi- housewives next year could well be the largest in history. The department rpjwrtcd the 101.1 fall rug crop at 3li.262.000 head. :.» increase of 10 per cent over the 19-18 fall crop, and forecast a 1Q50 spring crop ot (52,500.000, an increase of six PE r cent over this year's spring crop. t The fall crop will go to slaughter lext spring and summer and the spring crop will be sold next fall and winter, j Bountiful supplies of corn and [ other feeds coupled with compari- ticely favorable hog prices were said to be encouraging (Brmcrs to i raise more hogs. VandenbergAsks Military Aid Cut Michigan Senator Discusses Nation's Foreign Policies WASHINGTON, Dec. 22. (AP) — Senator Vanctenberg (R-Mlch) yesterday called for continued economic and military aid to Western Europe, but said it should be on n "sharply reduced" scale. VandenbcM'g, who wields great influence on Hepubltcan foreign policy stands, also told a news conference that: 1. The Communist regime in China should be recognized by thLs country only when It demonstrated it lia.* control of that country and will cany cut the basic obligations of international law. He said Communist China does not now meet these requirements. 2. Full diplomatic recognition should be granted to the Franco government in Spain. 3. The bipartisan foreign policy involves no "me-tooisni" on the part of the Republicans since It Is ojien to vigorous debate while decisions SAVE MONEY with GUARANTEED SHOE REPAIR H-flLTCRS IQUBLITY SHOC SHOf i III W. M « I N ST. RECTAL DISEASES A SPECIALTY DRS. NIES & NIES / (AIJ I'ype* Kicepr Cancerj Clink 514 Alain Hlrthrvtll t Ark Phon» ttll AiPENNEY'S . * WORLD or Thrifty i Just Arrived For " YOUR CHRISTMAS GIVING The "Bi-Swinger" Pinwale Corduroy SPORT SHIRTS At a Special Low Price 00 Auto Salesman Kills Ex-Sweetheart and Self ABERDEEN, S. D., Dec. 22. (AP) —A 30-year-old automobile salesman died early yesterday of a bullet police said he fired Into Ills head after killing a former sweetheart a.s she sat beside him in a parked car.' The girl was Joanna Rump, 19- year-old teacher at the Ka.'mussen County School 25 miles north of Aberdeen. Coroner Ray Gale.? said he was slain by Liscom Boardman, Aberdeen, as the couple sat in the front sent of Boardnmn's car parked In the driveway or the .school. A .22 calibre pistol was found in Boardman's hand. Five discharged cartridges were in the gun. Boardman died this morning are In the progress of being made, i. The objective of the Republican party should be "to restore the American system to safe foundations before It is too late, and to gear dependable with national solvency and individual freedom." B SC Temporarily Stops Halting of Train Service LITTLE ROCK, Dec. 22. (AP) — The Arkansas J'ubllc Service Commission yesterday ordered Rock Island Lines not to discontinue a dally train between Little Rock and Winnficld, La. The order Is effeclive pending a hearing before the commission. The action was taken on petition of a number of residents of Pordyce and El Dorado, Ark., after the Rock without regaining consciousness. • Fred Balding, the girl's stepfather, told officers the two had kept company from the summer of 19W to the spring of 1349 and that Boardman had been "annoying" MLss Rump lately. RENT A CAR iJrlve Anywhere You 1'lrase Simpson Oil Co. Phone 937 Island announced It would discontinue Trains N<xs. 31 and. 32. Under the law, discontinuance may be halted temporarily by the commission on petition 01 15 or more persons. •*. — -- THUR SPAT, DECEMBER Si, 194f SICK? Stomach, Liver and Gall Bladder upset, Tongue coaled, Dad breath. Bad taste. You have I heartburn, gas and dizzy spells, gas in your bowls, may press upon your bladder, causing backaches. Getting up at nights, pains in your legs, i arms, you feel dizzy, nervous, irritable. NU-AID Contains twenty-two herbs that help to go right to work on the cause. Miserable people soon feel different, so do not go on suffering. Get NU-AID — Sold a* OWENS DRUG STORE, Blytheville. Dell. SILENT NIGHT -HOLY NIGHT Midnight Carols Saturday, Dec. 24, 11:45 P. M. First Luihenm Church, Sixth and Walnut, cordially invites the community to join in Christmas Carols and a moment of praise and thanksgiving. JOY TO THE WORLD, THE LORD IS COME! f CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM— 7:30 P.M. f « $ $s & ii $2 % *i Kl & With concealed zipper front For work and play For warmth and comfort- Comes in all the wanted colors Small, medium and large sires. See this shirt before you buy. 58 & M. -BE PRACTICAL^ i' '.'<& Coats by Elynor Blouses by Mayfair Dresses by Mayfair Hose by Fine Feathers Robes by Brendelle Suits by Harrold Luggage by Samsonite Lingerie by Lorraine Piece Goods by Cohn-Hall-Marx Butr.eric^ & Vogue Patterns Shoes by Connie, Jacqueline, Paris Fashion and Natural Poise - OTHER SUGGESTIONS — Scarfs, Handkerchiefs, Sweaters and Slacks. Bathroom Sets, Curtains, Towel Sets, Linens, Sheets, Pillow Cases and Blankets. v y • Dress Shirts by Van Heusen • Tie^s by Van Heusen • Sport Shirts by Campus • Slacks by Campus • Topcoats by Clipper Craft • Suits by Clipper Craft & Marx • Hats by Stevens and Randcraft / • Hose by Gordon and x Wear Plus .... ^ ?,. j f f , t • Belts and Suspen'a'e'rs ID/Pioneer''* • -Billfolds by Prince Gardner - OTHER SUGGESTIONS — I House Slippers, Loafer. Sox, Jackets, Raincoats, Sweaters, Satin and Wool Robes, Lee Work Clothes, Gloves, Handkerchiefs, Cuff Links, Tie Clasps. We have Shirts, Slacks, Jackets, Sweaters, Belts, Robes, House Slippers, Pajamas, Sox and Shoes. have Dresses with dolfs to match, House Slippers, Lingerie, Coats and Sox. A complete selection of INFANTS WEAR EE PRACTICAL" DEPARTMENT STORE Across Tfie Street From Tke Ritz Theater P/ione 3/49

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,100+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free