The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 5, 1952 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 5, 1952
Page 9
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--'"'• • ' — - .- . . Arkansas News Briefs— Agri Department Is Requested To Term State Disaster Area By The Associated Press , LITTLE BOCK—Dry, parched Arkansas was still without a drouth- breaking rain today and the Arkansas Agricultural Mobili/ation Commission Is a.vk!iig the of Agriculture to declare the entire state a disaster area. Bentonville, in northwestern Arkansas, is threatened with a water, shortage despite a .65-Inch rainfall Sunday. Two ulniils closed over the ^ week-end to help ease the city* water shortage B. W. Mays, Stale Game and Fish Commission district warden al Fordyce. said (he drouth has resulted in thousands of fish in that area being caught in shallow water. Twenty-seven counties have been named disaster area by Department of Agriculture. Fourteen more Arkansas counties have applied for relief. Officer Hurt by Small Arms Shot at Chaffee FT. SMITH—First 1,1. Raymond M. White of Cedarvilte Miss »as injured seriously yesterday when he was shot in a small arm* lire accident, at Camp Chaffee near here. Public information Oflicer .1. J. Malm said Lt. White was struck with a bullet in the left chest as he walked behind a platoon of trainees practicing assault with small arms. LI. Mann said military officials have ordered an Investigation of Ihe Incident. No other details were available. Benton Grade School Damaged by Blaze BENTON—The new Benton East Elementary School wa* <cr- lously damaged by fire .yesterday when (he building was struck" by lightning during an electrical storm. nenton School Superintendent Howard at between $165.000 and 5175,000. PAGE NINB ~\ ,. >, ' _' _ DUMB TRICK -Anir , „, r 1 s m K(, Ic . a WCIC t0ull , a „ , . .,,,,,,,,, „, ,,,, , «u,«l,» by fle oin e Chmese Communist, Straw-b^ °{ tuUbr^h of ^>^^^ when canlured. Pcrrin estimated damage Fire fighting units from Malvern and Little Rock joined Benton firemen in combating the blaze. Fir* Chief Fred White said the lightning struck the central part of the one-story brick building, which was constructed last year The Bcnlon High School: also was slightly damaged by !i s htnlng -during the storm, Perrin said. . . 5 Witnesses May Face Grand Jury Tomorrow in Bishop Case Georgia Takes Only 12 Minutes To Endorse Gov. Stevenson ATLANTA Wl—The state Democratic Executive Committee took only nine minutes to choose the state's 12 presidential electors and Instruct them lo vote for Gov. Ad- iai Stevenson and Sen. John j. Sparkman. Oov. Herman Talmad«e heads the slate. The brief, harmonious session yesterday apparently shouldered aside any maneuver to put on the November ballot a group of independent Democratic electors pledged to support Gen. Dwight 13 Eisenhower, the Republican presidential candidate. There had been talk that such an attempt might be made. , Harmony among Georgia Detno- r was in strong contrast fo f'e rivalry among the state's Republicans. tioscoe Picket! Jr. of Atlanta cl-rvrman of the faction formerly heeded by Roy C. F^UT. sr^id lv^. group probably would file a slate .of electors before today's deadline j Another faction, headed by \V R Tucker and recognized by the Rei publican National Convention already has filed Its elector noml- ] nees. i If the Picket group files a slate ! today, it vill be up to the state's ; three-man election board — headed ! by Gov. TalmatlRe — to decide j which list gets on the November ballot. Speed Curfj Proposed i CARBONDALE. III. (;pj_To slow ( down motorists, several Carbondal- i residents proposed that, their street beg raded like a roller coaster. Their i formal petition to city council was • taken under advisement. I Mayor John Wrieht commented : that the same effect might be ; sained by allowing streets to deteriorate into ruts, making speeding impractical. LITTLE ROCK w — Prosecuting Attorney Tom Oownie says Uial five witnesses may appear tomorrow before the Grand Jury in its probe of Tuck Bishop's statement that he paid S1.5HD for a 90-day i leave from the Cummins Prison : farm. i Dovvnie said Washington Counlv! Sheriff Bruce Cridcr and State Pa- i role Director W. P. Ball have noli- i fled him they would be present for I the hearing. Oownie issued .sub-| pocnas for the two men yosicrday. Downie also said he might call • Deputy Prosecutor James N. Dowe ' as n witness. Dmvcll is expected • in Little Rock today from a trip to Utah u> interview Bishop and j to Seattle. Wasii., to contact Bish- : op's brother. ' The Pi-osectltor said yestcrdav his investigator has obt ,-ned .signed ! statements from Bishop and his! brother but contents of the state- ! ments have not been learned. Other witnesses who mav be call- 1 ed to lestify include Miss'Kathleen I Verden. a Western Union emplovc ; and John P. Wells, a Little Rock publisher. Tuck Bishop is awaiting death j by a firing squad on Aug. 27 For i slaying two Ophir, Utah miners. j He was convicted and sentenced ; in the slnyin^s while free from the Arkansas prison. He had received a 10-day Christmas leave while serving a life ' sentence for nuirripring four persons at Springdale. Ark. BadfyV/ounded \Man Leaves Roof to Battle s Body Found in Ditch After Beating CHICAGO or i — The body nf an auburn-haired woman about 30 years old was found in a ditch In suburban River Grove last night where It apparently had been dumped after a fatal beating. The woman's knees were tied together whh a strip of her black skirt and her arms were pinned back by her opened blouse. Her face show-ed evidence of a severe beating. Police said the fact that the woman's clothing wns dry indicated the bofly was placed in the ditch sometime afler a late afternoon rain. Near the body police found a blue purse containing {250. a bracelet, a mirror and an address book containing numerous names. OMVER SPRINGS. Tenn. i/p\._ rt'-Vy.••,,-., ( , lr ,.,,,|J v V'o ]mf j ct i hV a rifle bullet, Jalie Hushes climbed «o-,.n Ivor me roof of his house and wouuned ,Iolm Dunn with a fhot^un. The shotting was (he climax of an old fend between neighbors Sheriff Marvin Ktinecipher said Stinecipher said Dunn pave this account of the shooting: Hushes. OS, was repairinn 'his roof vesterday when Dunn, .If, came along carrying a .22 caliber rifle. Five Persons Die Due to Accidents Plane Crash, Two Car Wrecks, Drowning Account for Deaths By The Associated Prcsn An airplane crash, two 11,1101110- bile accidents and a drowning look the lives of five persons m Arkansas yesterday. A single-engine nirpbne piloted .' Ernest M on. 28. ol Wichila. Kan,, crashed at Toney Field jicar Pine Bluff. On- and a passenger. Hichnid Kiuruan, Jr., 19. of Pine lihiff. were killed. Kimnnn w-as the son of Mr. nut. 1 . Mrs. u F, Kiimi-in of Pine JJliiif. Sheriff Allen Nixon, who witnessed the accident, said the plane had just left the ground, "hen "the ensine evidently conked out mill Ihe pilot hnd turned lo crime back into the mi-port when he crashed Into die /ie-)d." Constable N. J. Brogdon said I.cltoy Nieklrs. 31, of Ft. Smith burned to death yesterday near . MauntaJntmrg. Ark., when the truck he was dhvim; nnd n car side- s\vli, >u on Highway 71. j Bi'or-drjn said Ihe occupants of the cnr. Mr. nnd Mrs. Jemimas Sir-in of Ft. Smith, were injured : and taken to a Van nureti Ark ; hospital. i The constable said Ihe Iruck ; loaded will, cattle, cleared a bridge ; ovcrunned and caught lire. I Forty - live - year . old David Harding ol Little Rock was Injured family yesterday nn Highway 67 near Malvern, Ark., in a two.truck collision. Coroner Fred Lewis said KIIIK Wallace Curry, 17-vear-old Nefjro. drowned while swimininn m™ li Jarm pnuil near Magnolia vcster- riny. Ohio Demos Swing Strongly Behind Party's U.S. Ticket COLUMBUS. O. I If, — The Ohio! Democratic convenlinn, showini! n», outward flgns of tlisunit.v. sunni-' strouKly behind the party's national;' ticket here Monday nit-lit. There were no Indication.' that a rift In (he state's delegates to the Democratic National Convention did 'j'-'-i p'c! nc'rmnnent damage. Tho delegation had been split be- i..^.u . * n. Ki'ialiicr Knri former Sen. Robert .1. niilklry ol Clevelaml, a "fuvorite son" candidate. A 13-page platform adopted at the closing session nf the one-day convention endorsed Guy. Adlai i Stcven.son ol IllimiLs for president nnd Sen. John Sparkman of Alabama for vice president nnd pledged them "lull support," Former Price Siabilj/ei- Michael: V. DiSallc of Tuledn, the Ohio Demncmtic seuaiomd nominee who opposes Sen. Jolin W. Brirker, told dip r1elr-»ate.s the prohVtn of "i|rl,je U i,,, pnace" dwarls oil other prr-sr-nt-d-iy problems. Then he pointed out. Uwlrtht. D. Klsenhower. thi- Gf)I> iiicsidLMitiiil nnnUnee, has exprrssi-'i a desire for ie»s govern. "II"!' Sll'.'llllu,-;, ''II our military expenditure." ara loo hhiii." Distill., a--..'i-teri. "then the Republican iiomiiiec for president must ixjil-iii) ',-/))',- tlinv have been too hi: : a. am.) W hv he has not asked for mMi-cd b'.uinet.s. "If iiur im-cii:!! sncuuiii" Ims been loo h!','h, thi n h" a]m , :: ur,t pxjiljtin why he (indorsed the present level of expcudiiun^." FBI Adds One Gasoline Leak Is Blamed for B-36 Explosion ' FT. WORTH. Tex. M'.— An Ah Force Investlgnling team said Tues- by a Hughes shouted at him: "Yon had bctior cet another sun. I'm going to kill you anyway." Dunn Sivcrt his single-shot nfle. hilling two arteries in Hughes' neck. Huahes dodged a second «hot as he climbed down from the roof. He went in;o. the honsc,''tni)ibc(l a 410 cause sfictcim and -fn«t a t Dunn, hitting him in the leg and shoulder ^ n Then Hughes collapsed and died it •(•«",?',,! )l °,r4 l ; P( ' ri ! hr ?" eh " Runw "Y Completed from loss of blood. ',. ' '"' (CST) ""'I witnesses! Slinecipher said Dunn woiild he jailed on a murder charge. day leaking pasolinc. spurk. caused the explosions and ! fire which destroyed a B-3C bom-1 .I j bcrand injured 13 men. \ I The big plane was Iminp re.-idied (or a takeoff and local flight M,, n . ! day when it exploded during a i llumricrshower. At first it was believed lightning struck the blp : plane. ' ; Old War Gear Washing Back To Great Britain CiiriVAN. Scotland (/i>, — Britain h/i.s been rusting something else Ihiin bro.-ul upon the ivalci but it Is ranting right i^ck iust the snine. So far the tide has delivered, more than 200 Inrcndiary bombs, live detonators and various oilier types of World War II ammunition Oil the beaches, as a precaution, have been closed to the nubile. The explosive flood is believed to come from nn underwater dump where Britain deposited 'hundreds of tons of Kin-pins \v;ir stores back ill 1546. The ammunition HOparentl.y is he- i»E er.irlrall.v shifted across die ocean floor by Ihe tides until It reaches the beach. Wealthy Neqro Gambler Siasn CHICAGO l,l>, — Theodore Hue. wealthy Negro gambling boss, was \ killed from ambush hist night by assassins who blasted him with shotgun slugs when he stepped from his South Side apartment. Hoe. 53. a reputed milionaire and ! last of the old pu.ird to resist syn- ! iliralc control over the lucrative I South Side policy w-heel racket.,was i hit from fairly close range Iwice In i the chest nnd ijjict In the neck. i He died soon utter arrival at a ' hospital. To List of Most Wanted WASHINGTON <A1 - ,\ 37-year- old (le.-'ijcijirio 00 c.-rnixd four I limes from J"Jori,!a si:uc nrico'u j Tuesday was added to tl'- FBI's IIM of "111 must wanted men" He is Ir,i, i; i t ,i jorr.,,], zaiulsiv of AlleKo-.'.n, Pa., with many ;ihi,.-es mid a r< coi rl dn'ir,- i,nrfc to . when he \vrvs 12 ycurs old. The FIJI i dr,c-rihcs 1,1111 as beinsc "of shovel av.-r.ise iiiMlhiwr-. cold-blooded ' vicious and br.!!r.... r .<j to he armerl ' : He; 13 i'f'|jr>.-'cd to -me sniil he nor., not in'cMl to be taken alive ! Znlutsky is medium-sized nnci d:'.rfc-h lived. His most rtl:,c!iiro!»!i- nip charucli'i-Lstfij Is nil artificial left eye. He has a luimbcr of bullet . .'cars on lens ami body. : -m .•• I "• fW ^v|t;| \|MI, A :I Break Leg Each Year MURPHYPBORO, 111. Iil>> --Jimmy Nash is only three summers old (hill he has vet tn ret In- nnr- with- I outb leaking his ritiht leu al onre. "111:.- physician - said Jimmy's simply too active for his lens. a second explosion occurra! shortly ntter. oflicers said it was a cotnplrte U:.-,s, Thirteen men were taken from the blast scene to the base liotpft.i], bill only ..-even wo.c hospitalixed. Tl;p B-:«i. widely known as Amer- ''fl .lion, bomb cnrriei. costs nlrout • million dollars. MELBni;RMr, Aii.sii-.Mi.-i I,TI — A Royal Australian air force con • Mriiction group has finished a now 1" 000-foot runway al Cocos Island In the fnrtirui Ocean. Thr- crcislnid coi-;il nmw;iv is nov. i-eady for air service between Sydney nnrl Johannesburg. Suuili A/rirn, dire lo.start m Seplernber. NEW WSB HEAD-Archibald Cox, llarvurcl University law professor from Waylcmrt, Ma-.-s., lias been appointed by President Tinman MS tiie cliairmao arid one of the six piililti: members nf lh<3 new Wngc Slabilization KoaiU. He is shown in his Washington hole! room shortly after receiving ttie news. (Sj tertaiment IN CASH PRIZES • fjz%? 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