The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 5, 1952 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 5, 1952
Page 7
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, AUGUST 5, 1952 ' Woman Says Suicide Effort Was Part Of Publicity Stunt for 'Politician' CATtK.) TOTJTirRK NKWS By .JACK RiiTI/EDGK 21, mother of two children, said »ABHINGTON ifi — A young ! yesterday she was offered -SftOO to mother who was reported bent on'fake the Jump attempt because inamnu a suicide leap from n sixlh • Maynard H. "Snuffy" Smith hero floor letlfic last Thursday now says jot World Wni II. wanted publicitv • newhole thing was a hoax lo gel, in his campaign for governor of publicity for (he medal of honor I Virginia. winner credited with savins her. Assistant Corporation Counsel Mrs. Ernestine i.nHlle Whomble, 1 Clark King promptly charged ONE MAN SHOW-Dw.cht D ln«enho»or proudh display < om e o the paintings he executed Uunns h,s vacation at the Rocky Mount,,,, ranch of l,, s old friend, Aksel Nielsen, led Chie° among them was a portrait „, Nielsen. Among the other "early E'en- bowers were pamtmw of local landscapes and an Indian head, cooled from a calendar. Michigan Polls Open at 7 am, Fair Chance Seen To Unseat Moody DETROIT Mv-Around a million Michigan voters chose today between a thousand candidates' seek- In (! nominations lor national, jtate nnrl local offices in Republican and Democratic, primaries. Partly cloudy to fair. weather prevailed. Polls opened al 7 a.m. They offl- ,,-Cially close at 8 p.m. (EST) through- ijiml, the slate, but everywhere authorities have promised that anyone in line at closinE time «ill:be allowed lo vole regardless of when he reaches a booth. Secretary of St.ile Fred M.-Alger predicted a turnout of 1.050.000 voters. Other experts predicted from 650.000 to one million. Alpcr, himself a candidate-for Ihe GOP gubernatorial nomination, forecast /BO.OflO would vote In the Republican primary alone.' He said he based this estimate on "heated contests." including his own. and strenuous gct-out-the-vote drive, 1 : throughout the state. Michigan's primary voting record was set in 1932, when 1,047,000 ballots were cast. Missourians Have Their Say Symington Opposes Choice of Truman ST. LOUIS (IP, — Missouri voters had their say today after a bitter primary election campaign in which President Truman gain took e. part. The state's No. 1 citizen openly endorsed only one candidate—AUy pleasant. Gen. J. E Buck Taylor for the Democratic nomination for tl. s. senator. Truman planned to vote at his home town of Independence around 10 a.m. (EST) then return to Washington. fri a senatorial primary Turf fn ., 1950 Truman came out for Emerv i "•."* JIIII.HLIJIL W. Allison of Holla, then a state! whom lo back. Smith with making < false report ! to police and firemen. A similar j charge was filed against Roland I Bennett, described as Interested in i furthering Smith's political fortunes. Smith. 41, ajid Bennett. 37, «ie fellow employes in a radio shop. Smith could not be reached for comment. Bennett said. "There Is not a grain of truth In what this younp lady ha.s said." Smith's wife said it was "ridiculous to say Snuffy is planning lo run lor governor" and said she. doubted there had been a boax. Uut she added: "Snuffy is a darins lypp of fellow who might be tallied into something like that." Smith,- who won Ihe nation's highest military award for single- handedly bringing a burning Ply- iiiH Portress and Us wounded crew members safely across the English Channel, ha.? been involved with the law before. In 19-18 he pleaded guilty lo a charpce of violating food and drug laws by inlsbrandlng a "rejuvenation" ciciim which he sold to an elderly Virginia mna. Kins said Smilli and Bennell considered Mrs. Whomble a "natural" for the (nked suicide attempt because her five - months - old daughter bad died a few days before. According lo Mrs. Whomble'B signed report. Bennett made the first suggestion that she fake a suicide. She said she told her husband, a taxi driver, about It and he Iried to dissuade her. But she said she went ahead anyway because she feared Bennett. She said she wanted to back out at the last minute but Bennett had waited below the YWCA building "to see (hat I did It 1 " while Smiih would be on the sixth floor "to see that I went through with She climbed out on the narrow ledge, and smith followed. A photograph of the incident shows her apparently being pinned by Smith on the ledge. "What's really happening is that I'.m trying to get back inside the building by walking past him and he's trying to block me. I was scared to dealh," she said. At tba time. Smith gave newspapers « long accounl of his appeals to the woman lo give up thought of sucidie. He said he urged her to think of her two children still living. Baruch to Wait And See on Vote NEW TORK W>—Finnnder Bernard Baruch want* to see which presidential candidate "hat thr greater wisdom and fortitude lo, beat Inflation" befor» he decides senator. Thomas Allison was O. Henniiigs beaten by] B "t the adviser to president* In i Jr. of St.j ! wo »orld wan adds that the abil- j Louis, who went, on to defeat Re-' <ty to halt Inflation In posjewed C. Donnell b - v *x>th Dwfgnt D. Elsenhower und Adlai ¥.'. Stevenson. ,.,.,, .,aii "Words alone won't do it." Bimich opposed bv Stuart Symington ot St.. i 5a X 5 - "It "ill takp fortitude, publican Sen. Forrest that. November. Truman's choice (his Hiw "vas Louis, a one-time key man In the Truman administration. 5 Die In Train Crash i _ Five PEMBROKE, Out Kanmnt Vot» Today TOPEKA. KM. If, — voted today in » primary election enlivened mally by « Republican lieutenant governorship content that . , may have n bearing on future po- lraln | uti,.,,! pat,,-,,,,.,,,,,, >™ C. Schwineer of Saginaw" n chance upset. Sen, Blair Moody (D- to Khan to See Rita Hayworth YORK l/r, - Prince To hold all the natural gas in ly injured "" *""""-( America's ,114,000 miles of pipelines would require 100 tanks the size of u : — Aly Khan says he plans to see his es- trar,<-tti wife, film star Rila Hay- \xcrTh. and thru- daushter. Yasmin. j e lime diirinz his three-neek • visit in tliis country. , ! Bi:' the Moslrm prinre. wlio nr- ! rr-'fd yer.^rriay on (he. liner Q-iecu ; Eli^abelh. drclinnd lo say whether i IIP hnpcs to effpcl- a iwoncitintirm I *irh his nife. Aly said the matter! was "a personal ciueFlion." j Hr, lolri nmsmen that he and Miss KavK-orth have had frequent latks by <ran.s«tlaiittc. telephone. I STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY 1H[ iKIBICAH DISmlING COHIPANT, INC. • rUIN, III.. NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS T. ,1. 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