The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 24, 1949 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 24, 1949
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J__SATURDAY, DKCUMRKK 2-1, 1340 Stolen Jewelry Found in London Scotland Yard Men Investigate Death Of Barry Holliday LONDON. Dec. 24. M> ; _Scollund Yard pieced together today the bizarre double life of a suicide who they believe may have masterminded some of Europe's biggest gem metis in tlie past decade. The Duke and Duchess of Windsor, robbed of 20.000 pounds ($50.000) I<MK Jp(vcls at Sunningdale in i.nb. are believed to have been s™d" E h ' S v ' ctims - Y"'' 1 ' sources Already detectives have turned up stolen Jen-els worth 100.000 pounds. >\" an (1 are searching for more. £' 'he dead man was known as Barry Holliday, 51-year-otd man- unout-lowii, Jumed among London's underworld as -Society Bertie 1 ' or Johnny tin, Gent." He was found -'Hot to death in a hotel room in suburban Virginia Water Wednesday. A walking stick hollowed out to con- 'ain FI concealed gun was by his side. One shot had been fired. Holliday had friends in high society. He frequented country Inml- i"t! meets with .socialites who later were olten robbed of their gems. Fingerprints taken alter his death identified Holliday us another sort, of man altogether—one Barry Fieldsend who was hailed inlo a London court last week, charged with unlawful possession of jewelry worth 10.000 pounds. He was freed on 2.5011 pounds bail. Yard sources said Fieldsend—or Holliday—was last convicted 2ti years ago on a trivial charge. But 'or more than a year the Yard has Men Jiuietly probing bis activities. Holliday described himself as a semi-retired dealer in precious stones. With his pretty blonde wife he entertained lavishly at bis villa on Friary island in the Thames.!,, the summer. In thc winter he lived m a swank flat in a five-story Ion don apartment house he owned Police sources said some of 'the stolen jewels were found in hidden wail and floor recesses at his villa. others were in a strong bo\ in Ixm- rion. Authorities still are looking for more hiding places, | Detectives, checking tluoneli his Papers, believe Holliday "-(lied a wealthy man/ Why did he kill himself? The coroner, who relumed a suicide verdict al yesterdays inquest, "I think he had taken his own nte to avoid thc consequences of his own act." BLYTHEVIU.E (ARK,) COURIER NEWS ' r TWO-MILLIONTHS OF A SECOND-A super-speed photol, E m thai throws Functional Fashions Seen for Next 50 Years; Wild Designers Defeated Population in U.S. Now Exceeds Mark Of 150,000,000 WASHINGTON. Dec. 24. m-The United states population has crossed the 150,000.000 mark. The Census Bureau yesterday estimated the population: growing at, » 200.000-a-month clip, reached 150.183,000 on Nov. I. ™ acn ea This was a 2.132.000 Increase In the first 10 months of 19-19 and « *atn of 18.514.000 since the last full census on April 1, 1940 By Ililrnlliy L Associated Press rasliinn Editor Women's fashions have run the gamut from the bustle to the fla.o- per sack in the last half century. Al! simis r.ow point to the prophecy that the next 50 years will , be the better half. We have seen If demonstrated In the last lew years tlial woman al! last have learned tn s^crl their own common sense when fashion designers go overboard. With one accord American women turned thumbs down on the recent, "new look —the wasp-ivaisted. hip-padded, skirt-drags-inp silhouette that cnme as the first fashion revolution after World War II. Non-. wlirn designers are nirl- 1118 ivillr Ihe i,| r a of bi-i[i K i,i,. i, ;u .|t ilic lii|i-lirl|,,,[. flal-clu-stcil sil- Imuctl,. ,,f [he flajipcr i-ra. women inu-e more have said a firm "NO!" •riiry have arccpfn! the l, oy i s |, IJOii. fl,,. shorter skirl, the cji.chc lial anil tbc shealli. liul they have refused flatly In bind tln-n'isclvcs into rial-chi'sledness again s , u i they reserve the ri s lil („ r ,.| :1 l,, tlieir belts al Ibrir natural waistlines. All these are enconragiuc sinus showniB that America as a nation is coming of n?e. Twenty-five ycar- ago, after the first World War the public accepted slavishly the most untlaUerinR fashions In history Women strove for (he sack sllhou- etie. concealed their natural curves gloried in the so-called "boylsli form.' and manaped to present an altogether frightening appearance with belts around their hips and skirts above their knees. This year, at the half-way mark- in the century, the same post-war influences arc at work. There is an attempt to bring back the foibles of the Terrible Twenties in all their ?ai)y hysteria. The latest his on Broadway is the saga of (he .Inz/ Age. "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." with its theme song the Charleston. The most fashionable hairdo Is a replica of the shingle hob of the. Twenties. The bended short sheath once more is the last word for evening t'oar. B>it there it stops. The public. perhaps remembering the embiir- rajinems of 25 years ago, has rc- fnsctl 10 co further along the Ilrip- pcr path of fashion. Feminine busts still retain their natural curves waistlines stay put where nature made them, nnd though both skirts and hair are shorter, women still mnnase to look feminine. I" HIP next half century il I, lo IIP hoped, and not wilhmil simml basis, that feminine fashions will adapt themselves mart ami more lo Hie active lives of miiilrrn women. Hustles, hiihlilc skirls and multiple prlticoals will lie nut nf slcji with the trcml of tlie limps, as women cannot he [-ncuinliercd by such (bines ami conduct the vnricd activities In y y y y v y y M » y y y y t '« y BILL & FRANK'S SODA FOUNTAIN at Rothrock's Drug Store Wish You Season's Greetings • Fountain Will Be Closed December 25 & 26 <*> /-< We Will Be CLOSED from Mon. Dec. 26 to Mon. Jan. 2 GREETINGS the realization that each passing year bring. a fuller appreciation of old friends and pleasant associations, we extend lo you our sinccrest wishel for a very Merry Christmas and a Happy \ cw Year. the New York Store Two Persons Ate Hurt In Scramble for Free Turkeys in Poplar Bluff POPLAR, Bluff, Mo., Dec. 24. M >, —The annual Junior Chamber of Commerce "turkey throw" tumeil Into quite n riot yesterday Find two persons'were- taken to hospitals, one of them .critically lun-t. The Jnyeees tossed six- turkeys out of the third floor window of [in> court house ns a business hu-cmitivc The battle then started. Police broke up the melee nnd called umbulances for the two injured persons. Paul Wilson, BO-yenr-old Negro suffered a broken leg nnd hip mid a boy whose imme was not learned was carried to a hospital by friends When it was all over, n spokesman for the Junior Chamber declared: -Never nsnin will we do it " The turkeys? At least, (wo of them were killed in the crush and literally torn to pieces. Traffic Cop Directs Stork at Washington WASHINGTON _(,>',.._ Polic-r- man Clifton I Pmiclcra was dir- ccliiiR traffic. A woman came up nnd told him her daushter was about to have a baby. Pancicra tried to flap, a cab to PAGE FIVE World's Most Religious Spot Home of 4 Churches M ALINES, Belgium—<j!')-Work- nien clearing away the ruins left, by a nartmie v-1 bomb have iinrarth- f'l the remains of four churches "II built on the same silc. The discovery was marie in what i« left, which they lake part Inda.r. and in which they may lie r\'|ieclrd tn lake even greater parl In lh r ne\i 50 years. You can't, drive n car. pilot a plant or ride a rockel shin in boon skirts and a lifilit eh-cHc. So we may expect in the ncxl half century more natural Imic- ilonnl fashions, simpler, gcnrcd to the atomic age. H'c may Innk forward uilh confidence, we nope, In thp ,-en- tnrj's bcllcr half In fashion. Protect Your Family's Health >vi(h Expert Service WOODS DRUG 221 West Main m Like her tn the hospital, But Ihrv We all full. So he gave a boy rt dime lo telephone for an ambulance. He went to the. home and found Hie baby was due to rurlve any minute, which it did. with 1'uncieii (1im K "what, they lold me in rookie M-bnot." of Stalnt-Lambeit church, MuiMn- Ic^-Malhies. The first church was built on Dlle.s and dates from the 8th Century. The second seems to be of Caroliugian oilRln and must have been creeled about the middle of thc llth Century. The third shows Gothic charnctcrisllt-s with an extension dnting from 1172. The fourth WHS Ihe former SnliU-limn- bert ehnrch- Several tombs containing skeletons were also unearthed. Austria Is so mountainous that that some of iUs regions are almost, completely blocked off from euch other. Sunday and Monday i ^ BOYMLBUTH 6 NEW WARN£R_BROS_HAP P i N ess-MA KEc , '$ ^^^***'*^^* 1 ®^^ RUTH ROMAN BBRTLAHR RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark; Saturday "MYSTERIOUS DESPERADO" with Tim Holt Ciirlnun anil Serial Saturday Owl Show "GIVE OUT, SISTERS" with Dan J)al] C y ami the Andrews SUfrrs. Carlnnn Sunday & Monday "TRAIL OF THE LONESOME PINE" with l-'red Alac.Murra; and Henry Kouila Warner News and Cartoon Tuesday & Wednesday "MANHANDLED" with DnrnChy 1.amour nnd Dan llurjei Xctvs ,1- Stunts NEW lln\ Opens Week Days 7:00 p.m. Malincc Saturday <t Sundij. t Cont. Showlct Manilo, Ark. S;il unlity "RANGERS OF CHEROKEE STRIP" Alsn Shorts Salmciiiv Owl Show "ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS" with C'nry Grant Also Shorts Sunday «• Monday "FIGHTING MAN OF THE PLAINS" wilh Itandolph Scntt Alsn Slinrh Tuesday "HOUSE ACROSS THE STREET" w-illi Waynn iMorrlj Alsn Hhnrlii BLYTHEVILLt'S ONL ALL WHITE THFATPI l-ast Day « Open !2:.'iO Bill Boyd in jianraurfers ALSO , "JUNGLE MAN" — -OU'I. S110 \V- Oil \->:\; f.' t >| : y f j^j /^GENTLEMAN 1 /•** NQWHERE Merry Christmas illld ;i Happy New Year Here is our .special Chrislma.-- i'niKiiim for your enjoyment l''c:tltirc On Guard! . WfNTWrt GUIS! Also Hit; Co-I[i( from thc SATURDAY EVENING POST'S Exciting Serial! Those plain and simple words best express our hope that all you fdks will enjoy a wonderful time this Christmas , . . and every day next year. PI.I.'S l.alcsl \\orlil News Color (,'arlonn BLYTHEVILLE FERTILIZER CORP ^^

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