The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 11, 1950 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 11, 1950
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 1950 RIATHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THEM Young Married Couple Held On Homicide Charge After 2 Children Die of Starvation NEW YOUK, Jan. ll—W—A young married couple was in jail today, charged with homicide in the starvation death ol a son. ! The father, Guy Scictao, is a $15-a-week salesman. Authorities said he and his wife,* Mary, both 29, admitted neglecting a three-year-old .son, Guy, and a daughter, Vinccnza, 5, while two other children were well-fed and veil-treated. The neglected daughter was narrowly saved from starvation when found by social workers, police said, but the rescue was too late to save the boy, who weighed only H IMicls at his death. *As the parent* were booked last night on homicide charges Mrs. Scielzo, a short, fat woman, becumc hysterical, she screamed rebukes at photographers, then rested her head on her husband's shoulder, sobljing. No explanation was offered for .ho couples' alleged discrimination agautst the two children. Couldn't Do Anything The father Y.-OS quoted as saying he knew Jii.s wife was hot feeding the pair properly, but (hat he could riu nothing about it. For two months before the boy died, police quoted him, he could not bear to so i"to the bedroom where the two lay starving. Police said the two children, their bodies emaciated and covered with vermin and sores, were found in a j filthy, bedroom of the Scielzo apartment last Nov .21 by a welfare investigator. District Attorney Frank S. Hogan said the children "wasted away before their (parents 1 ) eyes" but the parents made no effort to get help. The mother was quoted by police BR saying she tried to give the pair sonic milk find chocolate, but that they refused U, so she gave the food to a cat. Authorities said the reason the arrest came death that an exhaustive investigation, involving reports of social ajjjticies, had been conducted, ^Attention of social agencies was first drawn to the case in 1947, when Vincenza, then 2, was taken to a hospital at the request of her parents, who said she was mentally retarded. Weighed Only I2\i. Founds The little girl then weighed only 12 la pounds, Hogan said, lie said the hospital released, her in June, 1948, after her weight, was doubled and doctors re[>orted her normal mentally. Repeatedly since then, he said, social service workers tried to check up on the girl and the other children, but cnch. time, they were refused, admission or told the children were away risking relatives, Hot-an said. He said Bernard Pagan, agent of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty for Children, finally got into the apartment November, and found the pair starving. Both children were rushed to a hospital, but the boy, died shortly. An autopsy showed the cause w:i.s starvation. Viuccnta, her weight down to 20 pounds, recovered. The other two Scielzo children NicolelU, 4, nnd Michael, 1, both of whom appeared healthy and well cared for, were then placed In the home of a Brooklyn aunt. Michac died Jan. 3 of acute appendicitis but not through any neglect, authorities said. Scout Leaders To Discuss 1950 Activities Approximately fiO scouLers Iron North Mississippi, County will oul line plans for Boy Scout activitie during 1950 at a combined barbceu and planning meeting at the Jayce clubhouse at 7 p.m. tomorrow Eric Rorigers of Joncsboro, Eas cm Arkansas Area Council Pre.s dent, will be among the speaker at the meeting, as will Oral Smltl scout executive for Eastern Ark ausas Area Councii of Boy Scou of America. Committee chairman for the nc year, named recently by Distri< Chairman J. Cecil Lowe nrc cxpec ed to have objectives and projects [ outlined for the year, prior to the meeting so the various phases of scouting activities can be coordin- ; ated at the meeting. Appointments include Percy Wright, advancement chairman: b. L. Ward, camping and activities , chairman; Dr. B. P. Scott, henlEh long alter (lie boy's anc j sa fcty chairman; J. M. Cleveland, leadership and training chairman; R. A. Porter./finance, chairman, and James Gardner, organization and extension chairman. Mr. Gardner's appointment had not been announced previously. GG. Hubbard, Jr., was unable to accept the chairmanship of the committee, which is one of the major committees of the district. In announcing tomorrow's meeting Mr. Lowe said that those interested in Scout work, not already connected with It in some way, were being asked to attend the meeting in order that a I group of" scout workers could be maintained. YOUTH STILI, HICCUI'I'INC AI-TIIll 18 MONTHS—Jack O'l.rary. 2-S, thinks maybe he's set a record by Incruppmt; every second (or 18 months, but he's not huppy abmit it. lli.s weight has dropped from 1M to 80 pountis and he can't retain fond lur mcne than five minutes. lli>. mother, Mis. Margaret O'Leary, pittuml with him at Glem\:>le, Calil . says "it K a ince between stopping the hiauiji.s ami slow sl.irvuc:on." tAl 1 Wircpllolo) veiling. Schoolmates of Miss Saphan were im'il/ed. HID evening was spent In danctnc >nd playing games and the honorce ecelved many gifts. Birthday »"arty Given Mrs. Boyd (Buddy) Camp entertained with » surprise birthday dinner, honoring her husband. Mr. ;.imp, on December 22, from 0:00 o 10:W) at thelc home on West Seventh Street. Games were played and gifts were presented Mr. Camp. Birthday cake, candy and cold drinks were served t!ie 14 guests who attended. Catliolfa Ladies Meet Tlie Catliolic Ladies Society held its meeting Wednesday evening at the club hall, with 12 members present. A social hour wax enjoyed and the £rouj> spent the evening Alines. The business meeting was postponed. The Mrs. Trene McAlister and Mrs. Mary Golden, serv- ril refreshments of apple pie itnci coffee. I' !•:. O. Chapter Has iMcclinj; Chapter GV or (he local P.K.O sisterhood m e t Monday a t thr- home of Mrs. Ernest Ifuzcl. A rotitine business meeting wa? conducted. Mrs. S. C. Nefl atui Mrs Gcorse Jenneir presented the pro •.•icitn, "The Home." The prosran u;is anollier in the series, "DesiRhh for Living," Mrs. Hazel served cake and cot lev'. Card rlnli Knlcrfalncd Mr* Winifred Grisham enter •I cake with whipped cream and of lee. •> Hook Club Meets Mr. mid Mrs. p. II. Blomcycr 'iitciiained members of tlieir rook •lib at their home last week. A covered dish dinner was served with 'nm as the main dish, 'uIlowliiR the dinner the group jed rook. Dr. D. D- Pinion and . Sawyer won high score ami Mr. and Mrs. Hen Holly received The next meeting will be wilh Mr. and Mrs. Sawyer at their home. B.«|illst Sunday School Meets Tlie Gleaners of the Baptist Clmrcli held Its regular meetlni; at the home of Mrs Abe Cialthcrs, Jr. Monday evcntng- A routine business mceliiifr was conducted. PolUnvhlR the business session Mrs Onithors. assisted by Mrs. Irene Kllnprn. snrwl homemade cookies and candy with coffee T.oc-als J. P. 1'iitlerson. who Is the secretary of (lie CluimbcT of Commerce, spent srveral days last week In St LoinX Mo., on business. Misses Barbara Shiuv anil Kills Huyden. both Mi'dcnls at Koutheiist Missouri Slate Teachers College at Cape Girnidc-an, Mo., spent Iho week end with (heir respective parents. Mr. and Mis. J. A. llayden ami Mrs. Dot Stmw. Mr. and Mrs Will))' Rice riMurnrd homo Sunday alter spending the hnlidiiv.s In Springfield. Mo. M r. nice hns l>cen ntlmdinc a state music clinic :il Jiiplln, Mo., before ilni! here to rcsimie his music Mr. nnd Mrs. Paul liookout and rltlldrcn spent Saturday visiting In Rector. Ark. Miss Mrtrlys Nelson 1.0ft. Monday for Chicago. III., after visiting her aunt, Miss Mario Staneck, during the holidays. Billy Charles Graham and I,on- nlc Ciiglc, who are stationed with the US. Navy at the Mllllngton Nnvnl Training Center al MlllinR- ion, Tenn., spent the holidays v.'ith thph respective parents. AJis.1 .Shiriey Ainsworth, who Is attending a business school in Mcm- phl.';, Tcnn.. spent the week enrl wilh her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ainsworlh. Mrs. P. .1. Aquino fipent scvera days In Memphis. Tenn.. last week with her daughter, Jane, who is a patient at Baptist Hospital there. Wendell Crow, a student ai .Southeast Missouri Stale Teacher: College In Cupc Girardcau, Mo. spent (lie week end nt home wit! his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlei Crow. Mi. and Mrs. Andrew Hooker o St. l.ouls, Mo., visited this v,ccl wilh their son and family, Mr. ant Mrs Paul Hooker of this city. Mr. nnd Mrs. John Dyiis of Jones Imro, Ark., spent Sunday vlstlSnK 1 the homes of her mother, Mrs. Hen ry Certain, and sister, Mrs. Chlh: Hi-IT} 1 . Mr. ami Mrs. Jumes TllntOiai and children visited Mr. IMnghatn patents at Charleston over tt week end. Mined for the members of her I chives at hmh school. iwo l;tblo bridge club nt her home Jerry Mr/Clanahiui rolnrnrrl 'n week. I H:uLlo Ground Academy in Krank- CARUTHERSVILLE NEWS By Joan Douglas? Mrs. Amy Nell I,aforge received sen to and Miss Fluvbnra Illomcyet h\ i d^coed The hostewi .served refreshments liti, Tenn,. wrek. Miss Nolllo McClanauan. his aunt, drove him us far lo Dycrsbiin; ennmle brurk (n his school. PRESCRIPTIONS (itiarantccd llest Prices Kirby Drug Store Miss Joan Pierce left last wecX to turn to Nashville. Tcnn,, where ic will resume her studies at Pea- jdy College there, after spending 10 holidays with her parents, Mr. id Mrs. Roscoc Pierce. Miss Marilyn Ncely, who Is t fluent at Slate Teachers College In ape Girardeau, spent the week end 1th her mother, Mrs, Lilian Neely. Bob Morgan and family of Rector, rk., visited his parents here list eck. Later this week Mr. Morgan cturncd to Rector whllo Mrs. Moran anl the children remained here i n brief stay. Mr. and Mrs. Ell Saphian and hildren expect to move to St. Louis, Vlo,, this month, Mr. Saphian owns lie Famous Shop here. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Tipton xpent Wednesday night and Thursday in .Icmphis, Tcnn. They went especially lo attend the performance t Hie Ballet Kusse de Monte Carlo n Wednesday evening. Miss Virginia Porter, who has recently moved lo Wardcil, Mo., vis- led briefly in Caruthersvillc Sunday nnd Sundiiy evening. £Vr OUR MONEY WE CAN QUICKLY RELIEVE RHEUMATIC * ; Thousands who "tnke" C-2333 havo every confidence in it ... so do the folks who "mnkc" it. That'.H why first hotLie purclinsc price back if not entirely snLlsflcd, C-2223 contftins Ihe fuinoiis, benc- ficifil hc-rh "lilack Siiakc-Floot". And il'.s Iodized to speed up the Snlicyliitc Action that makoa it pcnotnUc tissues better—gEve yoit fuat, effective pain relief. It's helped so many—It cnn help yon, loo. Lie sure to buy C-2223 today! Polka Nice, Czechs Say PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia, ,'| 11. 07*1—The samba, Czechoslovaks were told by the trade union newspaper Prnce yesterday, is just a device to get the minds of Brazil's workers off their troubles. The polka, said the newspaper, is :i nicer dance. "Long live the C/ech polka," the article .said. \Valtte-CJrifiory Miss Betty Jean Wall It, daughter of Mr. nnd Mrs. Fines Wattle of Jarutheibville, was married to Geoge Grigory, son of Mrs. Lilly Grig- Dry, also of this city, in a simple civil ceremony at pig^ou. Ark. The agc took place evening, December 24, 1019. M rs. Haym on tt 11 asting was an attendent. She wore a brown rlrcss nri her accessories were a deeper hue. The bride .selected a frock of blue taffeta complemented with hlack accessories. Among attending Wayne Lee, Raymond Hn.stin the brother of the groom, Grigory ol this city. Mr. and Mrs. Gripory are em- ployes of the Brown Shoe Company at present, njjd will make their home rU 2QO^Eas£ s Third Street, Car- uthersville'.t?^'.*>" Ktrlirriay^tlI Inner Givt-,n .;-Mrs. D., '13.' Pinion entertained with n ' birthday dinner honoring her,,husband, Dr. Pinion at their h 'o'hi^e j Saturday. Guests include j their sons. Dr. and Mrs. Ralph n. ] Pinion and children, Dr. and Mrs ; John R. pillion-anti baby, Dr. atui j ! Mrs. Joe D. Pinion and children; j their daughter, Mr. nnd Mrs, J F I Douglas, Jr,, and children, and Mrs. | Oma pinion. Party Compliments Miss Taylor | Mi.-s Ca/uJyn Boukout was host- aw;iy purly given HI lu'i homi? I-Yiday evening in compliment io Miss ^inda Taylor The liuuore'. received many gilts from her fjiends. An informal cvoJiinj; WAS spent Saturday , playing r-n>k. l'ri/e,s went lo Mis-, •-. M<.Chin:ih;.n nml to Mis.-> Knv,; ittrlre,shmi?nb> ol t:iiki! nil cold drinks wcro served (• ntU'Mditi^ included Misses WiiMin, Ghailinc King, I'at- Elkin,s. Phyllis McCkmahan. wore !,, [Itill John jelio. Tiui Ann ik-ia Kl and Arl Miss S;i|*lii.m Fctt'd Mi.^s Aiicne Saphian was guest of honor at a no ins RWOV p;ntv t;iven at tlu 1 Cnruih.:rsvlllc Yonlli Center by llu- members of her .seventh ^tatk\s clns.s on Thursda> Paraplegic Students Cut Classes I To Attend Rites pf Fraternity Brother cranky 'every month'? ymi uoi.hirii l>y Utjitrtifiii of uiLc JHIK . t.- n:.l pprmdic (listurh- 'C-a? lliv.:> i tiiii tiiAV;c yo\l Icci fn tt. hi;:h-=,mnnj, iirrrnirs — 3it such -:;? Tts'.-n no try l.ydia E. rink- n'a Vi-fK-i:^)!': 1 OiinimtiiKl in re Move J'lukh inn's Com- i &yin|iitin nd Is n::ui«' nlso h:is /o cfTrrl! Any c E. PINHIiAM'S UEBANA, 111., Jan. 10—<£')— A |grm\p of 14 parapiegics-mcn pnr- lalyzcd from the \xast do\vn—cut [classes ye.sterrtay at the Univpr.siLy lot Illinois to alt/fuel the luncral Int Bethany, III., of Donald Thco- |dore Lestey, 19. Lesley was one of them He died J Saturday in Mercy Hospital here Ifrom infection and complications |of a broken leg. Don was Hie youngest of the • paralyzed group studying at the • University of Illinois. In their close- Iknit little fraternity. Delta Sigma lOmicron, he was also the senior |ln years of affliction. Most of the fraternity were put Itnto their ^vheel clinirs for life Iby World War two wounds which |severed their spinal nerves. It was in 1937, wlwn he was • seven years old, however, that a Icorn picker tipped vcr on Don at Ihis father's farm near Bethany, in • Moiiltrie County. Doctors said then |that he might live a year. Bill he recovered n.*i much as he jJiW, and took to wheels. Vic wllcri through grammar anti hiRli • schools with straight A aiarks and |hecame an ardent hasketball fan. Don's will to live, nnd his nd- Ijustment to life, provided a rich • fund of medical Information used llo rehabilitate war veterans who [received. Injuries similar to his. 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