The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 1, 1950 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 1, 1950
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 1950 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER .NEWS Fellow Physician Says Mrs. Borroto Already Dead When Sander Arrived MANCHESTER, N. H., March !.*• (/Pj— The defense today read Into ' the records a statement by a fellow physician that Mis. Abbie Borroto was dead before Dr. Hermann N. Sander ever reached her bedside. The statement reportedly was il. made by Dr. Albert Snay, who ex™ amined the cancer-ridden woman • ' the morning of Dee. 4 a few minutes before Dr. Sander Is alleged to have injected air into her veins. Sander U> on trial on a charge of first degree murder. Dr. Snay was quoted as saying he carefully examined Mrs. Borroto, found no pulse, no reflex of the eyeball, no heart sound Ihvoush a stethoscope and therefore: "I concluded then that she was Inspections Wind Up Osced/a's Fire Prevention Day Activities SPYING dead. > "Dr. Sander walked hi, and I said something to the effect there is nothing to be done." Dr. Snay's statement said that he himself then continued to the main office of the Hillsboro County Hospital where Mrs. Borroto died. "1 made no report on the case because I knew it was Dr. Sander's and he would make the necessary report," the statement said. Dr. Snay's statement related that he later met Dr. Sander on he hospital steps and Sander said: "She was dead." "From her appearance," Snay's . statement continued, "it was amazing to me that she had lived as long as she did. Nothing Dr. Sander or anyone else could have done could have affected her condition." Earlier, a state medical witness at the so-called "mercy murder" trial admitted that a physician '> might make a mistake in judging llf whether a patient was alive or dead. Under cross-examination. County Medical Referee Robert E. B'ron was asked by Bander's defense lawyer: "On thf question of ludgnvj'lile and death, a physician whose emotions are strongly moved—swh a physician may make 3 mistake o- bout whether a patient is alive .or dead?" "That's a personal thing," replied Dr. Biron. "He might." Dr. Sander is accused of. injecting all 1 into the veins of 59-year- old Mrs. Abbie Borroto last Dec 4 as she lay dying of cancer. The charge against the slender, mustached physician is first degree murder. Under questioning by Attorney General William L. Pinney. Dr. Biron had said earlier that Mrs. Borroto's hospital record showed she was given four injections of atr. He said further that "to my knowledge" air injection has no medical value and is not common In medical practice. Dr. Biron said he was celled to the Killsboro County Hospital 25 -xdays after the death of Mrs. Bor- ^f roto. The county medical referee said he read medical' reports in the case. And then he told the 13-man Jury: "I pondered for a few moments to determine how to explain the last part of the 'progress notes' and then decided it should be brought before the authorities." Biron then read from records previously introduced by the prosecution. One read—"patient given 10 ccs of air, repeated four times, and expired 10 minutes after this was started." The county medical referee said he summoned Sheriff Thomas p. O'Brien to the hospital and that later Dr. Zander came to the records room' at the hospital. Attorney General William L. Phinney asked Biron: "After Dr. Sander arrived, did you converse with him?" "1 did, yes sir," replied Dr Biron. Q. Did you intiuirc pertaining to Mrs. Borroto's death? A. I did, yes .sir. Q. Do you recall, doctor, the first question you asked him (Sander}? A. I told him the death of Mrs. 'A Borroto had been called lo my at*•' tentlon to investigate. In his (San"' der's) initial reply he spoke of another case and I told him I was interested in the case of Mrs. Bor' reto. Q. Did you again question him about Mrs. Eorroto? A. I stated I wanted the story of the cajie. Q. Did he give it to you? A. Yes—he said Mrs. Borrolo suffered cancer of the large liowel and liver, metastasis and Inanition. Q. Did 5'on question him further about the entry on the progress sheet? A. I did. Q. What did you ask him? A. I called his attention to air injection and asked him the reason for it. He stated due to the pleading of Mr. Borroto to relieve his wife's sufering he injected air into her veins. I asked him if lie realized the consequences of what he was doing and he said he did. I asked him if he realized Mrs. Borroto died of air injection and he said he did. I asked him if he knew he hart broken the law. He stated he -. had the permission of Mr. Borroto RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Wednesday &• Thursday "HOLIDAY INN" wilh Ring Crosby and Fred Astaire News * Short Homes, business establishments* and public buildings in 1 Osceola were Inspected yesterday by a troupe of officials of the Arkansas Fire Prevention Association lo culminate activities of a safety program planned by the Osceola Chamber of Commerce. The inspection reports will not be available to the building owner for several days, but all hazards are to be checked and when th2 .necessary improvements are made, the report will be sent the association as Osccola continues in a nation-wide- fire prevention contest. A parade and fire fighting demonstration, planned as part of yesterday's events, were cut short because of rain. The Boy Scouts. High School Band, and the inspection group were to be in the parade, but only the fire truck and some decorated cars took part. Results of poster and essay contests for school students in white CHIANG Continued from Page 1 Chiang was president and commander of its armed forces. Li Tsung-jen, who was president for 13 months, was once more vice pres- ' Yen p er f o rmed p rosl- and Negro schools were to have been announced at the fire fighting demonstration assembly, but the change in plans caused the awards for Ihe white children to be made, over KO3E and those for Negro chitu'icn at Roscmvald Negro School. In the noster contest for elementary white students awards went to Tommy Barnes, first; Lynn Johnson, • second: Diane Butler, third and Sammy Hodges, Jr., honorable mention. In (he essay contest for high school students in the white school awards went to Francille Maloch, first; Joy Cannon, second: Jackie J'te. third; and . Juanita Rinehort and Lionel Silverfield, honorable mention. , Awards in I'ne Negro division of the poster contest went to Second Grade Room, first; Ester Bell Griffin, second; Fourth Grade Room, third: and Marjorie Dixon, honorable mention. Negro essay contestant winners were Mildred Taylor, first: Harold Griffin'Ransom. second. Louis Davis, Jr., third, and George Jones, honorable mention. Awards for first, second and third place prizes. S5, S3, and $2. wen. made by Ray Morgan, representing the Chamber of Commerce, anr were contributed by Osceola fire insurance agents. idcnt. Premier dential functions while Li was out of the country, Li to Refuse To Step Aside for Chiang NEW YORK, March 1. (IF) — high Chinese source said today that Nationalist China's acting prcsi-' dent, Dr Li Tsung-Jen, • will not ep aside for the announced re- rn to power of Generalissimo Chi- B Kai-shek. The source, who asked not to be entitled by name, said LJ, who Is New York, would tell a press con- rence this afternoon that he "was- t prepared" to resign as chief of o Chinese Nationalist government. The source, a Chinese authority. no was a member of the assembly at wrote the Nationalist consti-! tiort, said Li was going to claim' e actually wa.i president and not acting" president. This source said LI would invoke rtlcle 49 of the constitution, which ys in^part: "In the event of the president's ffice becoming vacant, the vice resident shall succeed to the prcsi- ency." Li underwent an operation for tomach ulcers In the Colnmbia- resbyterian medical center here ast December. Regardless of the outcome of the eported feud between Li and chins, Dr. Hu Shin, former Chinese mbassflrtor to the U.S., said "there s no question of a government in xlle." Continued from J'age 1 Information to Soviet agents here and in Boston, Mass.. and New York. As Britain's top atom researcher, lie had been In t'ae U. S. between 1943 and • 1945 with the Britten Atomic Energy commission and had access to the most secret information. Ho knew tne secrets of Los Alamos; N. H., / here the first atom bomb was assembled. Described by the prosecution a." 'disillusioned and ashamed," Fuchs announced after the trial he had 'also committed some crimes other than the ones with which I am charged." no said he cooperated with the authorities in the hi of atoning for such crimes. ~ hs spoxe softly—so softly thai tiis heavily accented words conk! scarcely be heard by the spectators. "Trial Was Fair" He thanked the court, saying "1 have had a fair trial." The Lord Chief Justice told Puchs he had 'betrayed not only hlmsel but the country which had extended a friendly hand to him when he fled Nazi persecution. "Yon have imperilled the right o asylum which this country ha hitherto extended to political refu aces," Lord Goddard slid. Fuch arrived In Britain In 1033, .1 refuse from the Nazis, fie hod been . member of the German Communls Party since 1032. The spare-framed scientist wor the same brown suit he had 01 when he was arraigned in B o w : uchs Is Lesson n Communism LONDON, March ase of Dr. Kluus 1. (A>)— Til c Puchs Is nn object lesson In the moaning or lcrn Communism," the court rylng Ihc atom scientist, was told oday. "In tills country the number of Communists is comparatively very civ," the British prosecutor, Sir Hartley ShawcrOES, said, "mid It nay be iliat n great many of these Moplc who have supported tlic Communist movement as the prisoner nt one time did, (believed as ne did mlsguldcdly but sincerely :hnt (he movement Is seeking to build a new world. What they do not .realise is Hint It Is to be a world dominated by a single power and the supporters of the Communist Parly and the adherents of Communist doctrine believe that they must become potential traitors to their own country mid subordinate the imprests of their own country lo the lutr-rcsls of the International communist movement." CnmunlsLs got 91,140 voles last week's British elections. In Ucart Courier News Classified Ads Negro Deaths Services will be conducted tomorrow at 1 p.m. at the W. F. Gobi) Funeral Chapel for Charley Wright, 01. He is survived by a brother, William Wright. Rev. Robnlson will conduct the services and burial will lie In the Sandy Ridge Cemetery. Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, III, March 1. (,1>)—(USDA)—Hogs 7500; fairly active, steady to .25 higher than Tuesday's average; bulk jooi and choice 180-240 Ibs 16.75-17.00; several loads 17.10; top 17.15 sparingly; 250-300 Ibs 15.25-16.60; UO- 170 Ibs 14.25-16.25; medium and good 100-130 Ibs 10.25-13.50l good and choice sows 400 Ibs down H.25-15.00; few 15.25; heavier sows 12.50-H.OO; stags 8.50-11.00. Cattle 1700; calves COO; active on steers, heifers and cows; some cows .25 to .50 higher & bulls and veal- ers steady; few loads and lots medium and low good steers 24.0026.50; medium and good heifers and mixed yearlings 23.00-25.50; good cows 10.00-20.50; common and medium beef cows 17..00-18.60; canners and cutters 14.00- Birds Point Safe For Time Being MEMPHIS, Term., jvtarch 1. r/p) —The Memphis district engineer said today it looks as though the operation of the Birds Point-New M.adrld Floodway "will not be necessary, within the foreseeable fu ture." .• Col. L. H Foote emphasized however, that the normal higl water season has not passed. He said residents will be warned again 1 f, a definite possibility of it opening arises. Pootc said the phase two mob ilization in the Cairo, III., Hick man, Ky., and Missouri areas wil be discontinued at the close business today. The phase one op eration — observation — remains i effect. No change was reported In th condition of sub-standard levees o tile St. Francis River in northeas Arkansas and southeast Missouri. / phase two mobilization continue there. Continued from Page 1 vidual chapters. The disaster ai was in the form of tornado, fir and flood relief. This amount, 1 said, was more than the $428,00 raised for all purposes by Arkansa chapter drives last year. Patrolman Recovers LITTLE ROCK, March 1. W) Condition of merchant Patrolma Ambrose A. Dees, 65, wounttc Monday night as he thwarted North Little Rock robbery, was r< and that he thought the law not correct in this case; that h might have broKen ths law but th the law ought to Be changed. Wyman was on his feel at vi tiially every question to make o jectlons. Each v^as overruled an Wyman finally entered objection to the entire and sat down. Street Police Court Feb. 10. He' looked unimposing among the robed and wiggcd court officials. The first indictment charged Fuchs with giving away information in Birmingham, England, in 1943. 'The second accused him of Ihe same offense in New York between Dec. 31, 1043, and Aug 1. 1041. In the third indictment he was said to have given away informa- lon In Boston, Mass., in February, 1945., The fourth , indictment charged iiim with a betrayal in the county of Berkshire, England, in 1047. Berkshire is the county in which Harwell. Britain's foremost atomic research depot, is situated. Fuchs was chief theoretical physicist there. On each count of the indictment the crown prosecutors declared the information he revealed would !>e useful to an enemy. CONTEMPT Continued from I'aije 1 unch. Union lawyers said lie would DC their only witness and that whether the trial could conclude today would depend upon the length of cross-examination and arguments. Wiiiic the • contempt case was moving to a clow, new labor-management contract negotiations were letting under way. Out of them could come an agreement ending the strike. x Unemployment Mounts The coal shortage itself was piling up Increasing difficulties around Lhe country. The number of idle, including the 372,000 miners, rose toward 600,000. Just before resting its case, the government got into evidence a let- Ler that Lewis sent to the miners :o end a 1946 strike. It was attempting to show the union leader has not used the same pressure, in the current strike, to get the men back to work that he used in 1940. In the 1946 \etter Lewis said: "Let there be no hesitation upon the part of any individual member with respect to the-effectuation of the policy herein defined." That was a nol- icy to end their strike. Hopkins strenuously objected to admitting the letter, but Kcncli held it was admissible \'as possibly Indicative of what must be done to get the men back." As the first defense witne5s, Hok- kins called John Owens, secretary- treasurer of the UMW. Owem began the story tif his life ji.s a miner —that he went to work in the minus when 10 years old. Judge Kecch broke in: Frankly, what transpired, when Mr. Owens was ten years of age can have little effect on the is-sue here," Hopkins said he was trying to e.i-' that Owens Is an expert on how the miners have felt about the failure to negotiate a new coal contract since last June 30. Keech shook his head and srnd: "Mr. Owens with all his experience can not be expected to testify on what miner A or miner B could have in his mind for refusing to go to work." Hopkins said he wanted lo rhow through testimony from Owens (hat the miners now arc simply refusing to work as Individual? because of anger at the coal operators for having failed to make contract concessions. ported ns "fair" by Arkansas Baptist Hospital a tie lie) rt nts today. Dees was shot in the arm and stomach by a bandit who attempted lo rob the warehouse liquor tVore, Bos Opens Week Days 7:00 p.m Mntinec Saturday & Sundays Alal.-Sun. 1 p.m. Cont Showing Manila, Ark. Wednesday & Thursday "EDWARD MY SON" with Spencer Tracy ami Dcliornh Kcrr Also Shorts vru Fitt*c w" nitu LOT - HMCn • ANDREWS • WEIGHT • JIATO THURSDAY & FRIDAY "Tarzan's Magic Fountain" ANHYDROUS AMMONIA FERTILIZER (84% Nitrogen) The newest fertilizer with more dollar return per ton. Contact us for your re- quirements. LEE WILSON CO. 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