The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 4, 1950 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, March 4, 1950
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LUUUlJiU Dr. Sander's Claim that Patient Was Dead Before Injection Stands up Under Stiff Attack By Arthur Kvcretl MANX3HESTER, N. H., Mnrch 4 6f>—Dr. Hermann N. Sander's claim *i»t * e&ncer patient died before he injected air into her veins still stood koday after a stiff attack. .The mercy murder trial of the 41- year-old physician was In recess until Monday, when Dr. Sander will take the stand In his own defense. Attorney General William I. Phinney tried hard yesterday to make a star defense witness say Mm, Abbie Borroto was "practically dead" and not entirely dead when h« s»w her last Dec. 4. He failed. Th« witness was Dr. Albert Snay, who aald he found Mrs. Borroto dead ft few minutes before Dr. Sander put air into her veins in an apparent gesture of Impulsive mercy. Phlneny put the word euthanasia Into the 10-day-old trial record for the first time with a suggestion that young Dr, Snay favors such mercy killings. "I have no opinion on euthanasia," Insisted Dr. Snay. The defense then swung to the counter-attack with a medical witness who testified Dr. Sander once fttood firm against euthanasia in another case. Dr. Robert Rix said he was called in to treat a patient of Dr. Sander —a paralyzed woman whose life was oozing out of a festering sore on her body. "The question was whether or not , It was wise to treat her," testified Dr. Rix, "because she was a burden to herself and her family. The question was whether it would be wiser to let natural causes lead to her death." Sander Insisted on Treatment Dr. Sander insisted on treatment, Dr. Rix recalled. The woman par tlally recovered and gets around In & wheel chair today, he added. The rapid-fire order in which 23 defense witnesses took the stand yesterday led to a defense prediction that testimony might be over by Tuesday. Thus, the case might go to the all-male Jury by Thursday. There were tears in the eye,<> of many spectators as a parade of Dr. Bander's patients — rich and poor, young and old—testified to their love and respect for the physician •who stood by them in their darkest hours. ; Dr. Snay said he examined the •shen-pale, wasted body of the 59- Tear-old Mrs. Borroto,,found no pulse or heart beat and concluded "she was gone." As Dr. Sander came into the room that December morning, Snay said he told him "she is gone." . Phinney recalled that Dr. Snay •visited him last New Year's eve and revealed he had made a signed •tatement to the defense. / • "Didn't you tell me that as far as you were concerned, Mrs. Borroto was practically dead?" the attorney general, asked, his voice rising and snapping for the first time in the trial. "I say no," replied the. stocky young doctor in calm, carrying tones. "I don't think I'd say she was practically dead to you." "Did you say that to me?" Phinney insisted. "No," replied Dr. Snay. "Have you ever had a pa'ient without a pulse who subsequently lived3" demanded the state prosecutor. "No sir," Dr. Snay replied. '•You've heard of such cases!" Phinney went on. "Yes, sir," Dr. Snay answered. Two Fatally Burned By the Associated Press Accidents and violence have brought death to 16 persons In Arkansas this week. Latest victims were Hubert P. Duncan, 64, and his son, Jewel, 2-1, who burned to death when fire destroyed their home at Williford, Sharp County, yesterday. W. Memphis Bypass Road Contract Let LITTLE ROCK, March 4. tin — The Arkansas Highway Commission lias nu'tmlrd contracls totaling S2,H0.3-)0 on nine projects, Including the controversial Weal Memphis bypass. The latter was argued for an hour yesterday bffore (he commission lei (he contract, conditioned on satisfactory acquisition of right-of-way Commission Vice Chairman Jim' Cram of Wilson wanted lo delay the letting, but Commissioner Charles Adams of Hughes protested. The J. B. Michael Construction Co, of fiferophls submitted the low illrt.KUH. 4, I960 "WHITEWASH" FOR GENERAL VAUGHAN - Presidential aid* Mnj.-Cen. Harry Vanghan S'^'f ^,l SU i^ U J J ? lon : p ° 1 ! t ^ a! "whitewash" as the "fall guy" at a Saints and Sinners luncheon • M. v i, o> j" . • , -'"" «a iu<: S uy at a oainis ana sinners luncheon in New York. Standing behind a painted, much -docomted uniform, Vaughan w»s the target erf . ftm-pokinE romnrks about fivc-nercenters. bid of 5785,315. The project, calls for ft blacktop Energetic Nonagenarian is Boyle's Selection as the Hero-of -the- Year eight-mile two-lane road from tl new Mississippi Hiver bridge to Marion, Ark., as part of Highway fit. West Memphis will be bypassed by the new • highway. Several delegations appeared before the commission. COAL Continued from Page 1 lioltom of its fuel bins, and Industry almost lo its knees the 10-month'-old deadlock started lo crack with startling sjiccd yesterday. After hours of negotiating, government, mediators announced that. Lewis and major operators had agreed on "fundamental principles" for a new contract. Southern erators still are balking, but they were expected to fall in line. The terms were not announced formally, but numerous sources on both sides agreed Lewis had won: (tl dailv 70-rcnt boost in the miner's wage to $14.73. and (21 a 10-cent hike in the 20-ccni nage royalty on coal production for (he Union's welfare fund, which pays for pensions nnd other benefits. Agreement Afler Appeal The surprise agreement came on the heeis of an appeal by President Truman for power from Congress to seize the strife-torn industry. Tie acted after Ihe government had failed to end the strike with a TatHTartley Act court injunction against the miners. With peace in sight., congressional leaders were ready to Junk the seizure plan. But White House sources said the administration will go ahead wilh one of Mr. Truman's recommendations—a study nf Ihe "sick" coal Industry. The President said the industry's declining market?, uncertain work year, anil revere competition from other fuels are Ihe underlying causes of its continuing labor troubles. Attorney General McGrath satd that the final settlement; arrange-,- !iicnt would prompt the government Lo drop its plan lo appeal a federal court ruling acquitting the UMW of contempt. The justice Deoartment had brought charges against (he union for the miners' defiance of court no-strike order. Acquittal by Judge Richmond B. Keech was what started the hall rolling toward an agreement. Th,* prospect of industry seizure gave I! pnother push. Neither Lewis nor Ihe operators liked the legislation Mr. Truman sent to Congress—the miners be- ause It barred any contract dea' with the government, the operator; because It limited the amount ol revenue they could get from their seized properties to "just compensation," a phrase that had them worried. NKW YORK (AP)—Tf I had to pick « hero-of-the-year this early in 1950, it would be Mr. Frederick W. Theilmann. At 92 this retired Minneapolis undertaker lias set a stalwart example for a fainl-hearteel age. Luggiii ga movie camera and 1,200 feel of film, the energetic nonagenarian ha.s flown to Europe on a three-month trip by air around the world. It is the 'first time he has ever led this country, bill Theilnmnn isn't running away Ironl atom bombs, bad times, the sheriff or anything or anybody else. He is go- 'ing on an Indian Summer voyage of adventure, and in a very humble spirit. "I am making this trip in the hope that I may learn more than I already know, God willing," he said. Come Back Fresher And, God aUo willing, he'll come back' fresher in mind and younger in heart than millions of Americans one third his age. H is a gallant thing to be curious and venturesome at 92. It proves anew, what 'nil physicians know, that old age Isn't a matter of the -years of the bone so much as the depth of the mnss on tiie soul. What led Theilmann to make this epic pilgrimage 1 can't tell. Perhaps it was because In his work as an undertaker he made too m.iny trips lo the cemetery with people who ended iiu there early because they lost the zest for living. In any case the fatigue of our times, the neurotic fear of Ihe future that afflicts so many young and middle-aged people today, seems not to have touched him at all. In his long life he lias survived three wars, numerous bitter depressions, known death in his family—and still he's an eager beaver. He wants to know more about life. I don't think he's too unusual an old man for all 'that. It has been my experience that old people as a group face life 'with more courage, and retain n deeper, abiding interest in it, than younger people. After all. iOjelr courage and strength has carried them through the test of time —they arc the ones who won their way through alt troubles. The weaker sank. Treceilenf for Voyage And there Is distinguished precedent for the exploration voyage of the late-season ulysses from Minneapolis. Calo took up the study of Greek at 80, and our own Benjamin Franklin was still learning— and earning—when death took him. I once knew a young university professor who sneered at one of his elderly students, a retired preacher who wanted a master's degree in order lo start a new career as an English instructor. ; "The man is just foolish ' and wasting his time and mine," the professor said. A few years later the professor took n dry (live out n window and ended up dead. Life was too much for him. But the last I heard of the old minister he was happily teaching English. Theiimann's example should stir many o!d people to take heart to go ahead and do the things they really want to do In the time they have left. And as a bon voyage message, I cnn't think of anything better than Tennyson's poem, quoting the philosophy of the original Ulysses in his later years: "The deep moans round with many voices. Come, my friends, 'tis not too late lo seek n newer world. It may be we shall touch the happy isles, and see the great Achilles, whom \ve knew." Writing Causes Error In Amount of Bad Check In Thursday's edition of the Courier News, it was reported that A. O. Mosley, Jr., forfeited a S30 bond on a charge of obtaining personal property under false pretensee by writing a worthless check in the amount of S14. The correct amount of the check wa? $-1. Illegibility of writing on the affidavit charging Mosley with writing the clicck caused the error.- Two Charges Against Reds Added by U.S. WASHINGTON, March 4. (AP)— The United States added two more charges yeslerdny lo ils growing list of accusations against Russia and her satellites. The State Department declared that 32 American citizens have been kept in forced Soviet labor camps for an average of five years. It also accused Hungary of violating a treaty of friendship and commerce by seizing property owned by Americans. In its charge against RitMia, the United States renewed a complaint that the Soviet Union is refusing to let some 2,000 persons wilh claims to 'American citizenship leave the country. Earlier yesterday, news stories from Mascovr had reported that 23 of the 32 persons the embassy listed as Americans in prison camps have now been permitted to depart for Western European countries. The Russians termed rhe forced labor complaint "a malicious lie." and said In turn that the U.S. is forcibly detaining In Germany and Austria "tnes of thousands" of displaced persons who are Russian citizens. The State Department retorted: ''This Is an oft-repeated char«e based on the unwillingness of this government to effect the forced repatriation to' the Soviet Union of displaced persons unwilling to return to their pre-war homes." Spain Recognizes Vietnam MADRID, Spain, March 4. M'j— Spain announced last night that "at the request of the French government" lias has recognized the Vietnam government in Indochina and the Intiochinesc states of Laos and Cambodia. The volt, measurement of electricity, is named for Alessandro Volta. Kalian physicist, who died m 1827. TODAY 0X1.Y • 2 Hils BLYTHEVILLE'S ONLY 41.1 WHITF THFATOF. OWI, SHOW — 11:15 John Calvcrl in "Appointment for Murder" HAITOH GARNER V SUNDAY MONOAY KIKST »l7YTHKVII,[,K SHOWING' UK! I)OU151,B KKATUUK Ulil'KAT .SIIO\VlN(.'-|i K ; Plus 1,n(cs( \pivs Cnlnr Cnrloon Mrs. Americas Bargain Laundry Bundle ROUGH DRY EnHre Bundle Washed & Starched. Flat Work Finished OPTIONAL: Shirts finished only 12 each, extra Nu-Wa Laundry-Cleaners PHONE Blyrheville Laundry-Cleaners 4474 4418 Hollywood Continued from I'age 4 says: "It nas so li;id it's (he only NEW plrlurc ever shown on television. It was shut In seven days with re- takt's. 1 posed longer for my graduation pictures, Ijatcr 1 bad to make a personsl-appcaranre lour to apologize for it." ' Adams Is the fellow who couldn't decide what to send Rita and Aly's baby so, lie says, "I just- sent the cash." Latest quote from Rossellinl, in Modern Screen magazine, on how Bergman feels about their situation. He quotes her as saying: "Look, I've fallen in love with a man who is not my husband. As an artist, I. have a certain responsibility toward the public and I may be criticized. All right, if that's the case, I no longer want lo be an artist. 1 want to be happy with (he man I love." , . . Jess Barker and Susan Hayward, who insist they should know, say divorce rumors are not true. Yvette Dare, the dancer who does a strip tease act with a parrot at Larry Potter's, has hired nn agent to land her a, film role. The agent also has 10 per cent of the parrot. For some udder movie maybe: When Columbia started preparatory work on "The Fuller Brush Girl." the Fuller people asked their field girls. 7000 strong, to write in humorous incidents connected with their work. Some 14,000 anecdotes were sent in. Most unusual concerned a "Fnl- Icrclle" In Wisconsin whn wSs selling such tremendous quantities nf hand cream thai company heads roEiCdn'l believe their eyes \vlien onlors came in. A checkup revealed: Dairy fanners In the area were ordering the jars In astronomical numbers and applying the contents to the udders of their valuable cows during cold weather—to keep the udders from chapping. Using Her Head Marilyn Maxwell, set for a spring night club and theater tour, is taking singing and dancing lessons. "I've always turned down these offers," she says, "because it seemed stupid to step onto a stage In a low-cut gown, sing 'Night and D:iy' and walk off. I'm working on a verv exciting act." Smart doll. Joe E. Lewis says he has a new song: "Hand Me Down My Mercurochrome. My Horse Has Just Been Scratched." . ... slick title for Gertrude NMescn's TV show— "Private Bye-ful." Bud Abbott is at the Wonder Palm at Palm Springs for a vaca- cation. From what? . . . Even before "Stromboli," the Fox and Hounds restaurant was servicing a drink called Dirgni—Ingrid spelled backwards. . . . honorary Mayor 8ol) Hope of Palm Springs will have a new title for Desert Circus Week starting Marrh 21—"Limp Atom: Hope." Hope's theme song for the month of March, says Denny Beekner, will be "Tax for the Memories." Shelley Winters, in one of her RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Saturday 'THE DALTON GANG" with Don Barry • Cartoon and Serial WHAT'S COOKIN' IN TV-Mom can coofe her ham and watch it on television at Hie same lime, wilh this combination gas ranca and television set Introduced by a Culver City, Calif., manufacturer Mrs. Bea Heeder. above, shows how the cook can stir up a tie-' lectable dish simply by following slep-by-step instructions on video ,nore iw moments ,she Just had I »?£ ^«- «?£ S some turkey dressing stuffed with | yon can't brag about it." Saturday Owl Show CALL OF THE FOREST' wilh Roherl Lowcry Also Cartoon Sunday, Monday & Tuesday "STAMPEDE" wilh Rod Cameron ^Varner News * Shorts NEW Box Opens Week n,lys 7:00 p.m. Matinee Saturday i Sundays ,Maf.-Sun. 1 p.m. Cont. Showing Manila, Ark. Saturday "PIONEER MARSHALL" wilh Monle Hale Also Shorta Saturday Owl Show "DEEP WATERS" *Uh Dana Andrews and Jrnn Peters Also Shorts Sunday & Monday "ALL THE KING'S MEN" wilh Broderick Cr.iwford and Joanne Dm Also Cartoon Reopening for Big New Movie Season TUESDAY, MARCH 7 liOX OFFICE Ol'ENS 6:30-SHOW STARTS 7:00 Always a fiood Program of Fine Million Piclnros Tor Entire Family WATCH I'At'KK FOR OUR BIG OPKNING PROGRAM Sunday Monday Mar. 5, 6,7 The human story that will take you into the lives . of a bunch of wonderful < guys you'll never forget! ' MGM's finest picture! » • »• m « w • •• «W V IV JOHN HODIAK RICARDO MONTALBAN GEORGE MURPHY MARSHALL THOMPSON. JE80MECOURTLAND DDK TAYLOR . BRUCE COWLIH5 JAMES WHITMORE . 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