The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 13, 1952 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

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IS, Nurse Faces Trial For Murdering Young Niece Woman It Accused Of Feeding Arsenic To 2-year-Old Girl : »r REX THOMAS • VVETUMPKA, Ala. W>_ A Brlm . -, accd nurse who admilled polson- f-' ng . h * r 2 -year-o!d niece and calmly »'alcWti(f an autopsy on the body -..was called to trial here today on jne first of hvo murder charges that could rtienn her own life ' Gray-haired Mrs. Earle iieniit- son Is accused of feeding arsenic to Shirley Diann WeJdon, who died way 1, and also to her tiny sister Polly Ann. Shirley was only a few davs O i d when Polly Ann died zy t 'years Si?o niter a sudden, violent illness Only the death of Shirley niann »as on the court docket for today The widowed, 54-year-old nurse who worked at the hospital where the child died was arrested a week later after the parents, Mr and Mrs. O. G. Weldon of the nearby Claud community, swore out a murder warrant. -Sheriff Lester Holley said Ms Dennison admitted, without a show of emotion, that she gave Shirley Diann arsenic in a soft drink and look her to the hospital when she went Into convulsions. The child i died five hours later. ! St.te Toxlcologist C. J. Rehling said the autopsy, performed with j^Mrs. Dennison present, showed Stfl! suspicious about the death of Polly Ann nearly three years before, ttie Wcldons arranged lo have her remains analyzed. Dr Rehling said she, too. had traces of the deadly metallic poison mid another warrant was signed »gainst the aunt. SheriK Holley said Mrs. Dennl- lon denied Intentionally poisoning Polly Ann, but admitted leaving a «*H ih»kfr containing arsenic at " n ° f desI S"<?« at stiporsonlc-spocd jet planes is lo find sensitive parts. U.S. Paid Fourth Of Medical Biffs WASlilNGTQN i.tt-It cost Americans, 12!i billion dollars for medical care in 195: and about one- fourth of the bill was paid by government. This estimate was reported to- Coinmis.ilon on the Health Needs of the Nation. Members of a panel that held discussions rnwiitly tin mcaicul facilities reported the government payments include care for members of the military .services and federal contributions to stale and local health sprograms. Local and state payments nlso are included. Atlantic Collision of Wasp Is Blamed on Mystery 'Left Turn' the Weldon home after a visit. She said she used it to make an insect killer. The sheriff said the woman told him, however, that she collected $5,000 on an Insurance policy After the ftrst child's death. She gave g $6,000. After Ihe two murder charges were filed, authorities decided to look into the death of Mrs. Dennl- son's husbnnd Lem last Oct 17. His body also was dug up, hut no poison was found. By JACK RUTI.riKlE WASHINGTON Wi—The mid-Atlantic collision of the carrier Wasp and the destroyer-minesweeper Hobson at a cost of 176 lives has b«m blnmed on an "unexplained Ifft turn' ordered by the Hobson's commander. A N«s-al Court of Tnqnirv announced late yesterday that "grave error of judgment 11 by Lt Cmdr. w. J. Tlerney caused the April 28 collision that sent the ;]ob- son to tlie bottom and the Wasp limping bai-k to New York badlv damaged. ' *11 other officers were cleared of any responsibility for tile tragedy one of the worst peacetime disasJ (ers in u. S. Navy history. Commander Tiernev of Philadelphia, the only person'blamed in the incident, went down with his ship and a Navy spokesman said the courts findings probaibly would end the case. The court sail' the reasons for Tierne.Vs actions "win never he known." No recommendations wt-e made for disciplinary or corrective action regarding personnel or equipment" of either vessel, both of which the court found in good condition at the time. The collision occurred before mid- BtiYTHEVILLR (ARK.) COURIER NEWS British Nab Safecracker After Escape ABERDEEN. Scotland W-John Ramensky, such n good s.lfecriick- or the British government once hired him to do it, was recaptured last night nfinr breaking om of Grim Petcrhend Prison near here. His escape Mom-lay was his second from rctorhend. His first while solving nuolher scnlenre' was back In 1031. ami he was out lor about 30 hours. Tlmt time he was (lie first man ever to break out of Ihc prison. This lime, he's serving a five- year sentence for robbing a post- office. During World War n UK- British Army remrmbored Rnmeiisky's reputation ns Britain's No. 1 cracksman and parachuted him behind (he Oerninn lines to blow open Nazi safes coiitHiinn<r secret documents. night April 26 while the 32000-ton Wasp mid tlie l,70a-ion Hobson were engaging !„ niRlit exercises with a task force about 100 miles west of the Azores Islands. The night WAS dark but clear. The Wasp, a veteran of Worlrt , War II, wt, s preparing to make a I wulo U-turn into the wind If, en- jablc airplanes practicing take-off and lauding exercises to come aboard. The carrier's commander. Capt Burnhnm C. McCaflrcc of Canova 8. D., said if the Hab.-on had turned right during thb maneuver all would have uccn well. Instead it turned left, aiid traveling at about 27 knots ptowcti into the Wasp's bow. The Naval Court of Inmtiry. composed of three rear admirals s.iij 1 testimony suggested three possibl. explanation.? for the Hobson' wrong,' turn: 1. Tierney became "complete!} confused" over the maneuver. 2. He meant to turn right bi, said "left rudder" Instead in a slip of the tongue. 3. He misjudged the Wasp's pos lion — both ships ivcre traveling with nothing but dim red runnini lights —. and thought he shouli have turned left. • j Dentist Uses [Fishing Gear In Operation Good for a|[ cars, but, Bes| for 9 out of all year'round Esso Extra Gasoline Many motorists better* that an good gasoline, ara generally pretty much alike. But her* are th« facts a« proved by Industry- accepted road and laboratory tests! Esso Extra glvei you i remarkable com- blnaHon of qualities that w!!I lmprov«~r~he ., all-year, all-around p«rformanc« of 9 out of 10 cars on the road. We believe a trial will prove to you Esso E?tra delivers results no_other gasoline can — in full power, long mileage, "high anli- knoclc, quick starting, fast engine warm-up, and protection against vapor-lock stalling. 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He closed a deep gnsh in the arm of a fishing guide. Dr. Eugene Engesklrger repaired severed tendons and stitched up nn eight - inch - lon» bone-deep cut in the left nnn of Ernie LaDouceur, 45-year-old operator of a fishing camp al Illg Iifoose Lake. Co miles north of ilii.-, Ottawa River town. LnDouccur was flown out of the bush afterwards to Pt, CoulouRe some 70 miles northwest of ttnwa! The guide was hint when n fun blade from a .small misoltlle engine firokc off and hit him. Convict Pierces Prison Walls by 'Homemade' TV WETHERSFIELD, Conn. W — A convict named Joe has pierced the walls that, do Ills prison make and officials are proud o( him. Joe — othersvl.se unidentified — has built a television set, mainly from salvaged parts and scrap metal from the machine shop at Connecticut State Prison. Some parts he bought — from his frus- (rating prison pay of $4.05 a month. Prison officials are pleased with how Joe hns rehabilitated himself by working on his window on the world. From » "Kansas touch guy" three years ago. he lias become- a model prisoner, Joe will be up for a pnrole shortly. His plans lor the outsWe? "I'm gelling into television," he .says. "There's a great future in 6 Die in Blast Of 'Firecrackers' PUOSINONE. Italy W| _ p Q | lce rcnrmn! lod.-iy Unit an explosion it) R clandestine flrocrucker factory near here killed six persons and crumbled n two-story building. The dead Included three men, (wo teen-age boys and a 3-vcar- old girl. Tin three largest birds In the United states are Trumpeter swans, Condors. PAGE NINE oallfornl» STOP C Yea, cold ia stopped before it gets inside when a Lennox Perima-flo Heating System w guarding your comfort bum air diiTusers in the floor put a curtain of warm cloan air over cold windows arid walls. Drafts can't start' Floors stay warm. No other heating system can match Lennox Pcrima-flo for true indoor comfort. Ideal for any typo of home .. . old or riew CITY ELECTRIC CO. 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