The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 16, 1950 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 16, 1950
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f PAGE TEN BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, JANUARY'!«, 19W Postal Employe Dies in Gunfight 2 Inspectors Injured When Worker Runs Amok with Pistol ROBINSON, 111., Jan. 16. (AP) — A Post Office employe died and two inspectors were Injured seriously last night in K wild gun fight in the Robln.son post office. Harry D. Taylotf 54, post office Janitor who shot and beat the two post office inspectors, collapsed and died during the flshl. Coroner Troy Pulliam said he belioved Taylor died ol a heart attack, although there was a bniise on his forehead. James A. Thompson, 60, a Post Office Inspector from Springfield. was shot twice in the chest with a .45 caliber pistol. His condition wns critical in Greer Hospital. J. J. Seherer, another Inspector from Efflngham, was badly beaten on the head. He was in serious condition in the hospital. Sheriff C. T. West of Crawford County gave the following account: Inspectors Thompson and Scher- cr had been watching Taylor In secret at the Post Office following recent looses in the Last night, they confronted Taylor ami start- HAL BOYLE'S COLUMN General Arnold Almost Quit Army Because He Didn't Get Cavalry Job NEW YORK —tin— Oea. "H»l>"i tlve because It has no power to en- Arnold dead at <53, onco almost | force decisions. He expressed belief quit (lie U.S. Army because they that there would lie no immediate horse. war, but said the only thing that wouldn't let him ride a This is one of many odd quirks in the career of the genial airman who never fitcd a gun in anger himself but commanded the mightiest armada In hlstoiy—the glohc- rnngnig U.S. Army Air Force in the second World War. The oily wound he suffered In two world wars—he saw combat action In neither—came when he was struck by some shotgun pellets during a pheasant hunt. Vet the American Air Force of today stands as a monument to his pioneer courage a'oft and his cheer- ed to question him. Taylor denied any mall theft-;, ful but di[i!o]7]nl!c Unighiiess In winning a Io|> place (or alrpowcr tn Wnsnlneton's bchlnd-the-sccnos military striiKBlcs. Two exanMilPf* of ^'s pioneering: 1. As a young Ilier. Arnold neatly zoomed cloun ami iilopped a bag ol C r.A,MS UK IS JKSHP, JA MK 8 -W.,H.-b«rd«. J. Pt.»k D.ttcn X'^'^^^^.d't: would stop Russian expansion was the threat of retaliation—from an air force mightier than her own. At the Potsdam conference, Hap Arnold wrote In his memoirs, a number of chief British and American commanders, thought there would be another war in 20 years. But this was his thought: "There must not be any more wnrs. We mast not just arm for defense, but iv e must be strong enough to make 5»rc there are no more wars. "We should nave sent a big stick Into the Munich conference instead of an umbreil. The same applies to the future." lioltte a six-gun as lie lies In a sickbed at New York Cily aflcr announcing that a chaiisse-of-uame petition has been filed In Franklin County, Mo., Circuit Court seeking to restore his "true name"—Jesse James. In bed while a broken hip mends, Dalton, who says lie is 102, brought forward five oM friends to bear out his slory that he is the famed outlaw. He says the victim of the April 3, 1883 shooting in St. Joseph, Mo., was Charlie Bigelow, not Jesse James as history has recorded it. CAP Wirc- pliotoj. then suddenly ran to a portage window and grabbed a .15 caliber pistol that was kept there. He shot Thomson ill the chest. Slieier dived for his legs, and Taylor beat him unconscious with the pLslol. Taylor then darted behind some mail racks and emptied the pistol at Roscoe KC«IMIU. assistant paymaster, who had accompanied the inspectors in their questioning of Taylor. Keenan fled, unharmed. Taylor ran lo a money order room anrt got another loaded .45 caliber pistol. He noted Thompson was starting to rise, and again ehot him in the chest. Schercr revived. and Taylor tried to fire at him, but the gun misfired. Schercr and Taylor then fought and rolled over a stack of mnilsacks. Taylor collapsed and later was pronounced You Learn to Ride Bucking Broncos By Falling Off Them, To'p Cowboy Says dead. Meanwhile. Keenan returned to the post of ice with Sheriff West und two city policemen. Obituaries Father of Blytheville Man Buried in Phoenix Funeral services \vere conducted In Phoenix, Ariz., this afternoon for Charles W. Peek, 65, of Memphis, father of Winston W Peck of Blythevilte, and b«riitl wns In R cemetery In phoenix. Mr. Peek, a former resident of Memphis, .served many yenrs with the police department in Memphis prior to his retirement two years ago when lie moved to Arizona because of his falling'health.. He died Wednesday. Survivors In addition to the son who lives here, include: his wife, Mrs. Elsie Fields Peek; five other jons, James of Memphis, Charles of Oklahoma City, and Albert, Richard and Hervie, aVl of Phoenix; three daughters, Mrs- Nora Wilson of Memphis, and Misses Onie and Rebecca Peek, both of Phoenix; three brothers and nine grandchildren. Mrs. Sam f. Johnson, Formerly of Blythevitle, Dies in Memphis Home Mrs. Sam P. Johnson. 71. widow ~ of Ram P. Johnson, former mamiger of the Clear Lake Farms, died Inst night at her home In Memphis. Mrs. Johnson, n sister-in-law of Dr. I. R. Johnson and an aunt of Mrs. P. W. Wbitner of Blythcvillc. suffered a heart attack while eating short time DENVER. Jan. 16 flPJ—The na-*- tion's No. 1 rodeo cowboy slipped a sponge into the .seat o! his pants, adjusted it delicately and said: "I've about beat all the life out of this one." He took a few ca 11 HOUR steps around tbe saddle shop which served as his dressing room, slopped and patted himself. "No, you don't have to tape the sponge," he said. "These Lev is fit so tight it slays put." Of 260 cowpoke.s on baud to compete in the National Western Stock Show Rodeo, 21-year old Jim Shoulders of Tulsn, Ohtn., i;; considered the man most likely so succeed. Shoulders began wearing a sponge in the sent of his britches at H "riding in the littler rodeos aronnc home." A] ul on him tlie spongi 'looks good when you reflect tha he picked up $21,800 chaufferini bnrebntik broncs and Brahma bull Sn 1949. Of course there's more to it tha the sponges. "The only way to learn to rid bucking horses is by falling of them," he believes. "Yon can't as a horse to buck Just a little bit His buddies like him because he affected no airs since bccomln a champion. He carries his bucking hor.^e rigging In a cheap cam'a bag. Before that he carried his stuff i a gunny-suck. The rigging consists of a lea the strap to nnss abound the bure-biic. horse. There's a taped handle a tached to tlie strap, sort of Viko suLtcnse handle, just big enouKh fi the rider to grasp with one him With this simple equipment, ai with the sponge*, of course, he built himself n bankroll;:^ trnn and a future of sorts. . „• FLOODS imilies moved tn with relatives nd friends. U.S. Engineers continued sand- agglng weakened levees along the .t. Francis in Northeast Arkansas lie stream has broken two gaps in ie levee chain. 52 Deaths Itenork-il The storm which hammered th Northern Plains, Rocky Moilntai nd Northwest states has veerc? aver into Canada but it left th IVOR with Us worst cold wave o lie winter. At least 52 deaths \verp attributed ,o the storm, ten of them hi Cftn- . Nine died in the Northwest 7.ard. seven tn crashes of two small planes in rain ami fog, and woman and her three small daughters In an automobile cnisii on nn icy Michigan highway. Other fatalities were caused by the winds, floods and traffic accidents, TjcmperalniTs were far Iwlow normal all the way from the Great Lakps to the I'net fie Coast, while the remainder of the nation generally had seasonal or balmy weather. In the Southeast pnvurmarly, readings were well ubove normal. liver airmail. 2. Tn 1945, he commanded the Air force that opened /a new era of war and peace by dropping two atom bombs on Japan. It wan a force that had grown to 2.20WQ men r.ntl 70,000 planes. The story of "Hap's" adult lite parallels the growth of the airplane s. a chief Instrument of military ecislon. But when he was graduated from Vest Point the big lieutenant—he tood six feel, weighed 185 pounds -was so crazy about liorses he hreatened to quit the Army if ht was assigned to the Infantry in tead of the Cavalry. Naturally, th Army assigned him to—the Ttifan try. Hap .swallowed Ms pride ant stayed in service. Four years late n 1911, he was the fourth man li the Army chosen to study flyin Steps to Keep Up U.S. Rubber Supply Asked WASHINGTON. Jan. 16. IIP] — 'resident Trmnan asked Congress odny lo pass n new. 10-year law as nsurance against a rubber shortage n another war. The President wanls authority at Dayton. O., under the Wrlgh Brothers. And two months after h took his first lesson he was a instructor. It Is interesting to conjecture what would have happened to Ar- nold—mul to American airposver— if he had won his first heart's tic sire assignment to the Cavalry. For throughout his career. Hap was aligned with "Billy" Mitchell and t'jc other Army rebels of the years between the wm who sovglit n moie Important role for airpowcr li.s victory came when the Amerian Air Force was permitted tn racticc daylight precision bombing gainst Germany, which he bad ari- •ocaied as against area bombing ty night. And his vindication came afte he war when prisoner Herman Gocring, asked by the U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey whether nren o ir?RLs[on bombing had been mor v f.Vrtive. replied: "The precision bombing, ueciuis t w:.s decisive Destroyed citie .•ould be evacuated, but destroy R industries were tllUtcult to mplnco Arnold, despite his catchy Sri •ind easy-going air, was some times "I'll stick with this business long as f can." he says. "H's the only thing I know. You hear a lot of sentimental talk about the .smell of the horses ai\rt nil Retting hi your blood. Thai's the baloney. 1 don't like to smell a any more than you like Lo smell a typewriter. But it's my living." low to start shifting at least part of tne government's $700,000.000 synthetic rubber industry to private ownership. At the same lime, he said there must be enough production in an emergency for "adequate protection of the national security." Mr. Truman's recommendations went to Congress In o message. The President also sent along a report by his assistant. John R. Steelman, on a study of the synthetic rubber problem and what should be done about it at this point. "It appears," Mr. Truman said, "that our present plant capacity of nearly a million tons a year should maintained to meet emergency iceds for synthetic rubber. It is not necessary, however, that Til this capacity be in operation. Maintenance in a stand-by condi- ion of those plants which are not icing used should, therefore, be authorized." There was no plant-by-plant list of those that might be kept by the government or those that might be converted to stand-by status. Stcelman's report said the syn- IIITI.KK'S HAS TIIOUIH.E—Hcnrick Noll (rii;llt>. a 38- year-old jobless German male nurse who is the spittin' image of Adolt Hitler, has his identification papers checked in Frankfurt uy a. cautions American MP, Cpl, Edward J. Kulick of Dearborn, Mich. It is a frequently-repeated experience for Noll, who says he is tired of American Military Policemen asking if he's Hitler. He thinks he ought to go to the United States "where people don't worry so much about Der Pnelirei pepping up." He keeps,the tooth brush mustache and the drooping forelock because he wants to portray Hitler in a planner Austrian movie (AP Wircpiioto). Auto Industry Sees Market For More Cars NEW YORK, Jan. 16. IjPi— The auto Industry plans to build more cats than ever in the next lew months, and says it Isn't worried about finding buyers. But some observers wonder if the supply of cus- omers for new cars won't dwindle larkcdly by next fall. Industry optimists, currently stag- ig coming-out parties for their lat- st models, apparently count on con- nued prosperity and relaxed In- tallmcnt credit terms to provide ic public with the wherewithal to uy. They add that some 12 million ars (about 40 per cent of the cars low on the road) are 10 or ears old, and that more than i-i nillion of these are going to the crap heap each year. Detroit feels hut even more of these jalopies hould—and probably would, if new r prices weren't so high. As the new 1950 models go into ilgh-gear production, there is the lope in Detroit that many of the nore prosperous citizens who bought new cars in ISiC ana .1947 will put these into the used car market and buy the latest autos. This hope is based on the prewar practice of the better-heeled of Lurning in a car every two or three years. There Is still, however, little indication that this prewar habit has been resumed generally, anil some dealers fear that car owners will lengthen the turn-in cycle to four or five years. thetic plants have a capacity of 940.000 tons "a year. The consumption of all types of rubber, both natural and synthetic, was estimated lost year at 932.806 tons. Synthetic represents 410,239 of the total tonnage.' The report emphasized lhr\t since the tno-st critical raw material shortage of the last war was in rubber, n .substantial stockpile ol the natural product must be built up. Threeway Crash Fatal To Pair; 39 Injured. NEW YORK, Jan, 16—#Pj—A crowded bus and t\vo other vehicles collided at rush hour this morning and careened into a group of high school pupils and other pedestrians. Two persons were kilted and at least 39 injured. Besides the bus, a trailer-truck and a passenger car were involved in the crash, which occurred near the Manhattan end of the Queen-s- boro bridge. Harry Hicks, 42. of Jackson Height, Queens, died in city hospital less than ait hour after the collision. He was found unconscious the roadway in front of the bus and wns bcUevtd to tie a pedestrian- Th? other person killed was a woman about 25 years old. She was not immediately identified. When 1 a v a from Mount T2tn swept over the city of Cutania i 1169 A.D.. It is believed that 15 000 people were killed. RENT A CAR Drix r e Anywhere You I'Icase Simpson Oil Co. Phone 937 . Charte Aaron Ward. Burial was in the Dogwood Ridge Cemetery. last night and died later. Graveside rites will be conducted in Blytheville at the Elmwood Cemetery at 3:30 tomorrow afternoon, under the direction of the Cobb Funeral Home. They will follow sen'- I , ... _. ices scheduled for ;2:30 p.m. to-, Osceola Child Dies morrow at the National Funeral T-lrmiu in Memphis. Mrs. Johnson moved lo Memphis from Blytheville about seven years High Stages nn St. Frauds KENNETT, Mo., Jan. 16. (APj — Tension along the turbulent St. Francis river in this area wo? mounting today along with the stasre of the river as the water continues to rise from Wappapello Dan south. So far the main levees are holding but the gangs at Holly Is land, opposite Kcnnelt, stood at 2Gf early today, a foot higher than was when the levee broke In 19-15 nnd higher than it was cither tiin it broke in 1049. There was a ris of ,02 Of a foot overnight nnd n one in authority will even pietlit: how much more the spungy em bankmcnt can stand. From Wappapello It was reported Home, Chapel by the Rev. Lester D. the lake level now stands at 374.47, Stmbhar, pnstor of the First Chris- 19 feet above normal level, and the tlan Church lake. * s s t" rising a-s rc.sult of heavy The child, who was the daughter weekend rains. It wns said the level of Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Ward, died j can go to 395 feet before '.he river tlnws over the spillway. Water is being released at the dam at the rate of 10,000 cubic feet per second. In the Hornersville area, 105 persons have ben evacuated from their homes and more than 350 families have been evacuated from (heir homes suiri more than 350 families are being cared for or assisted by tlie Red Cross. The disaster workers of the Red Cross area office are working with the Dunklm County chapter and displaced families are being housed in the barrack, 1 : buildings at- Maiden Army Air Field. Displaced families from the. in hot water with his sunerior.s. Tie wrote in his memoirs. "Global Mission." that President Roosevelt threatened to exile him to Oi'am in 1!)M when Hap was in a fuss with then Secretary of the Treasury Tn 1943. he became the first American airman to win four-star general's rank, and later was promoted to five slois. When he rc- at the home of her parents on South Highway 61, Saturday morning. She was born in Ripley, Tcnii. Survivors include two sisters, Lucy and Gtennadlne; and a broth- Funeral services were the Garden Point conducted iUcthor>i:.t tireil, he said he wns going lo sit under and oak tree and look at while-faced cattle, and added Jestingly: "If fan airplancl dares lo fly low) over my ranch house. I'll grab a | rifle or something and shoot -it' down!" Shortly after that two trnininK planes collided over his home, anil j one— the pilot escaped by parachute —Clashed in his pasture After retirement. Arnold criticized the United Nations as lueffcc- Twins Born to Victim Of Infantile Paralysis GALESBURG. III. —<ff»i— Mrs. Richard Powers, 2R. walks with en'tchis and braces. She wns suit-ken with uolio In 194G. A year ago she returned from Warm Springs, Georgia. This year she gave birth in twins, Richard Eleven and Sun- (ira Kay. All are doing well. Firemen Get Call An overheated oil healing stove was the cause of a fire alarm to the, Silver Slipper Cafe on KasL Main Street this morning. No damage re-suited. C STOMACH \'-S' luiltf STURDY HEAITH l!^" You'll to- :&" PROUD to "OWN this h " Do you suffer distress from , fEMALE Church flt 3 p.m. yesterday for neo. after the dcnlli of her husband. David Stanley Jeffetics, ape seven j charlpston amv New Madrid ntens She is survived by * daughter, oi* months, son of Mr. suid Mrs. KUnu ^ ;)] . p ^ ]1R care d for nl Maiden also. Coast guard boats nre working today along the state line and there \\'ns. no prediction as to how many more families will be removed from Memphis; uvo sor;s. Vvine in Srun- j Jrffeiir.^ of O. r ceola. Ho died Fri- yota. Ffa.: and a brother Hoi arc ; r i a y niRht. The services were con-} Mullens of Mssi-ippi. She is the j dnrtcd by the T?ev. Royal HchuIvA' former Mi^s Daisy Mullens of Fivt 1 i pallor of the First. Church of the Point, I Naairene of Blytheville. and buria ! was in the Gaiden Point Cemetery Barbara Ann Ward Dies; \ "' charge of the National Funeral . . . v Final Rites Conducted Home of West Memphis. Survivors {include Hie parcnls. a brother. Eli Ion. and the grandparents. Mr. and Funeral services for Barbara Ann j Mrs. J. D. 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