The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 11, 1954 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 11, 1954
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BtTTHETILLB (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS BATURDAT, DECEMBER 11, 1984 State Parole Director Recalls Only One Talk With Lt. Gov. Gordon LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Parole Director Sam Cannon said today he recalled one instance in which he conferred with Lt. Gov'Nathan Gordon on possible clemency for a prisoner be- cavwe he thought the case had merit even though it had not been recommended by the Parole Board. he dicln'l recall "tuo cases as Gordon FORRESIAL (Continued from Pnge 1) M tail M a 25-story skyscraper. •the ship couldn't go under many bridges, Including New York's Brooklyn Bridge, so its mast fold. Its horsepower — over 200,000. Me speed — 40 miles an hour. Two anchor chains, each 2,160 leet long, weigh 246 tons. Each anchor eighs 30 tons. Its air conditioning system could oool two Empire state buildings. The Porrestal will carry no more planes than the lighter 45,000-ton Midway class carriers, but some j wlll be much bigger and heavier. Met plane complement will be o/ four types: The A3D Skywarrior, a jet- powered, sweptwing attack bomber with speed ranging between GOO and 700 miles an hour and an operating radius believed to be up to 800 or 900 miles. The A3D has a "large Internal bomb bay which can accommodate nuclear weapons," as well as conventional bombs, rockets and torpedoes. Two jet fighters for defense of the ship and its bomber planes — the F4D Skyray and the PJ3 Fury. The Skyray set a speed record for carrier-based aircraft. 152.5 miles an hour. It can climb to 40,000 feet In less than five minutes. The AD Skyralder, a "workhorse" plane with piston engines, which can be used as long range bomber, attack bomber, antisubmarine plane or transport. The Porrestal will be equipped with four steam catapults, two on the bow and two to launch aircraft from the angled flight deck, Four elevators will bring the planes up from the hangor deck. He .said ... _ I or three" such said yesterday. Gordon made the statement, among others, in defending his clemency record as acting governor during times Gov. Cherry has been out of the state. The lieutenant governor has been subjected to some criticLsm because he commuted life terms of n rapist and two murderers on Dec. 3 in absence of Cherry. Cannon declined to give names i or oilier details in the one case he .said he remembered bringing ! to Gordon's attention without Parole Board recommendation. "Good Board" Cannon said he often asked Cherry — or in his absence, Gordon — to give prisoners brief emergency furloughs when the need arose between bourd meetings. These have been in addition to the particular case he had in mind, Cannon .said. On a Gordon assertion, that the Parole Bonrd may get "tied up in politics," Cannon wouldn't comment except to say he thought "we have a mighty good board." He said the board didn't always follow suggestions of Cherry In clemency matters. Cnnnon snid the governor referred four cases to the board at the last meeting, Indicating he thought them meritorious, but that the board acted favorably on only two of them. Mack West of Paragould, chairman of the Parole Board, declined to comment on Gordon's statements. He said he didn't thmit it was a matter for the board, Pope Pius Still 'Improving' VATICAN CITY W» — Pope Pius XII was reported still "perceptibly improving" today from an ailment that threatened Ills life nine dny.s ago. Ii'Osservnlore R o m » n a , the newspaper published In the Vitli- can, issued a brief communique on the Pope's health. It said: . "The health condition of the Holy Father . is perceptibly improving, according to Information from the attending physicians." Tomorrow the increasingly native pontiff will speak over Vatican radio at about noon (6 a.m.. HIST) and Impart his blessing to those taking part in the consecration of Msgr. Giovanni Battista Monllnl as archbishop of Milan. Negro Deaths Ruling Due Today On Artificial Insemination Case CHICAGO WV-Is artificial Insemination adulterous and contrary to public morn Is? A Chicago judge is slated to rule on this question Monday. It came up in a divorce — child mslmly CI\K«. A mother enntcmlK her 5-yt!ar-okl son Is a "test tube" baby and that her husband should be deprived of- any right 1 ; to the child, Bui the husband .says the child Is bis, lit; has nuked Superior JiidKt* Gibson E:. Gorman Lo rule Iliiit artificial JnsL'inlnaUon constitutes adultery on tin? parts of both tlir woman reciMvinK It and the doctor administering It. There uro no Illinois laws per- tntrrinK lo nrtifieinl insemination. The case to IK> deckled Monday is that of Mrs. Mary Doornbos, 37, of suburban Riverside. She Is seeking a divorce from George Doorn- bbs. 48, on the ground of drunkenness. Louis Echols Services for Loins Echols. 50. will be conducted at. 2 p.m. Monday In West End Baptist Chmrh by Rev. O. C. Johnson. Burial will be in Burton Spur Cemetery with Home Funeral Home in charge. He died yesterday nt, Chickasnw- ba Hospital. Survivors Include his wife, Jessie Mae Echols; one daughter .Hester Lee Porter, of St. Louis; three sour. Louis Echols Jr., Molt Kchols. unri James Lee Echols all of BlyUieville; five brothers Van Echols and Griffin Echols of Memphis. Willie Echols of East, St. Louis. 111.. Leniy _ Echols of Detroit and Sylvester j Echolfi of Wichita. Kans.; and two sisters, Elizabeth Palmer and Eveline Smith both of Clucuco. Monsoons Lash Asia SINGAPORE (VPi—Monsoon rains '• lashed Singapore and Malaya the j third straight day today, swelling • Hood waters that reportedly have claimed two lives and en used diun- j age estimated in millions of dol- : lars. DEMOCRATS Continued from Page 1 steered clear of direct criticism of (hr President, bul Butler said he believes Democratic congressional lenders nprep with him the time has come ''to scrutinize, to dial- lense. to debate" presidential decisions. "I am happy to say that Democratic spokesmen have consistently treated the President with courtesy and consideration," Butler said in n statement he rend. "Mr. K^en- hower would be n hiippier mnn if he were treated as well by his own parly." Butler punit'd quest Urns o n whether Adlai E. Stevenson minlit become the party's presidential nominee again in l!)f>fi, but Democratic Gov. Fnink Clement of Tennessee told a National Press Club luncheon yesterday that nmler's election »s chairman indicated ir- vived Stevenson strength in the South. NAVAL HEAD - Adm. Earl Mountbiiltcn was named chief of (he British Navy. He will be Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty. First Sea Lord and Chief ot Naval Staff succeeding Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roderick McCrigor. U.N. Bonds Forfeited, Fines Levied in Court Three bonds were forfeited and two lines wen- assessed in Municipal Court this moniinu on flve Discovered in J84G. the planet ' Otis Wilklns. John Rnis ami Neptune has traveled only one ; George T. Slaughter forfeited $10 third of its orbit since that lime, bonds each on charges of speeding —-—— • while Eddie Rhodes appealed n flnr : of $100 and coxi and n sentence of j '24 hours in jail on a charge of driv- i ing while intoxicated. Appeal bond \vas set tit $150. Authur Reed was fined $:iO and cost, and scntenred to one day m Jail on a charge of petit hiiveny in connection wiUi shoplifting. Continued from Page 1 resolution and repeated claims by Russia's Jacob Malik and his colleagues that the airmen were the airmen. Bitter Soviet resistance to the "spies" who got their just deserts, gave scant hope of any help from the Kremlin. But Mammarskjold vfiia seen conferring with Malik after the Assembly vote, arousing speculation that he might be sounding out the Russians on the case. Hammarskjold also conferred privately with U. S. Chief Delegate Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., and British Minister of State Anthony Nutting, who spearheaded demands for U. N. action on the fliers. Later the secretary general talked with Arthur 8. Lull, India's permanent delegate. Not Bound by Deadline Most observers felt that East- West heat generated by the debate would make immediate nci tlons with Peiplng difficult. Ham- marskjold apparently had that in mind when he told the Assembly he did not feel bound by the Dec. 31. deadline specified In the rcso lution for him to report back to the world body. Sources close to India, which already has made fruitless attempts to intercede with Pel estimated It would take at three months for things o cool off enough l,n start negotiations. Yesterday's vote marked the .sec ond time In U.N. history Ihe Assembly hits condemned Red China, which has been seeking a seal here tor years. In February, li)51, (he Assembly found Red China guilty of aggression in the Korean War. India. Burma and the five Soviet blou countries voted against that condemnation. Oilier U.N. developments; Tim special political committee rejected, 30-5. Soviet block claims that the Untied States had committed aggression against Red Chinn and seized the Island of Formosa, The Assembly up.set a decision of Ihe main political committee by failing lo poll a two thirds majority for a resolution upholding Indonesia's plea for a .settlement of her dispute with The Nellu'rhinds over West New Guinea. Tin* Assembly approved by a 3-1-l!3 vole a compromisr resolution which expressed hope Indonesia mid The Netherlands could settle thrti rtis- 1 pute through renewed negotiations. Blytheviile Man On Way Home Spt. Alex H. Brown of Blythevillc i.s one of the four Arkansas Ma- | fines seheduU-d to arrive in Ran j Frunrisro from Korea aboard the United States transport, ship General Urrwster. SRI. Brown is a member of the famed First Marine Division. With The Courts CUU'UIT— , (Civil)—Richard Sweat vs. Bill | White and Hollis White. S'J.OOO. ua- U mobile net-idem damages. Gevc Burnett vs. Indiana Lumberman's Mutual Insunmre Co., S3.MO. and interest on payment ot policy, i COMMON PLKA8— j Wiirven L. Viimdsun nnri W. L I Davidson, Jr., el al vs. Hirlmrd Kcr j lunmh. et al. $6-10 automobile acci-1 dent damages. Filth Murder Charge Filed Against Grandma ANNISTON, Ala. Wl — A filth charge of murder wa.s filed yesterday against grandmother Nannie Doss, who confessed to poisoning four of her five husbands. Sheriff A. A. Pate of Calhoun County announced Mrs, Doss was charged with killing Prank (Robert Franklin) Harrelson, her second hu.sbond who died in 1945. Ernest J. Harrelson, brother of the ((cad man, signed a first degree murder warrant after Pate disclosed arsenic had been found In the organs of Prank Harrelson. Murder charges against Mrs. Dos.s have been filed in these other deaths: Arlie Limning, husband .No. 3, who died In 1952 In Lexington, N.C. Richard Morton Sr., husband No. 4, who died in 1953 at Emporla, Kan. Samuel Doss, husband No. 5 who tiled In 1954 in TuLsa. Mrs. Louise H. Hazel, 75, mother of Mrs. Doss, who died in 1053 at Lexington, N.C. Mrs. Doss has denied that she poisoned her mother or any other blood relative. She is being held in jail at Tulsa. A lexicologist's report on the death' of a sister and grandson Is awaited here. Autopsies on the bodies of 2-year -old Robert Lee HiggliLs and Mrs. Dovie Weaver of Gadscn, Ala. bave not been completed. The child died in 1945, and Mrs. Weaver in 1950. Chief Joe Smelley of the Alabama Bureau of Investigation said authorities may look Into suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of another sister, Mrs. Sula BartleU, who died at Gadsden, Ala., Aug. 14, 1954: two other grandchildren and woman—no kin —whom Smelley declined to identify. Charley Braggs of Alabama City, first husband of the woman and only one still alive, also has asked authorities to look into the death of two of the children of that marriage. SHEPPARD Continued from Page I investigation boars directly on Shnppiird's defense. His chief counsel, William J. Corrigan. insisted, from the first, that detectives failed to conduct a thorough, impartial investigation of the urimc. Instant!, coiTlwm says, they set out to prove Sheppard was the killer. Sheppard .says the authorities did not, conduct what lie called a "meticulous" examination of his home on »n occasion when they look him there. Ho says they didn't let him sen what objects might be missing. He did discover, however, that it box of morphine ampules \vns gone from his doctor's kit on that occasion, he said. He kept the dnif* nt hand for iwc In emergencies, he said. The defense has suggested that n psycnpiiLh. or possibly a dope arl- dlct. broke into the Sheppard home and committed the murder. The doctor showed no hesitation when lie mentioned Miss Hay PS Her nnmc arose, he said, during one of the periods nf quesUoniiiR jy detectives. He quoted one pair us saying: "They both agreed that, if they were. In my position, they would have done as I did in relation to prc.vloufi testimony about Mlsf- Hayes." "You had up to that lime denier nny relations with MUs Hayes, if- that so?" Corvlgnn asked. "Any Intimate relations, yt 1 . 1 sir," Sheppard replied. Accident Noted Mrs. W. D. McMulliiis and A. G. Mosley were involved m a vnttk, amdc-nt yesterday about noon nt Second and Kentucky street* ciuis- int; some damage to both vehicles, according to police reports. More Money For Our Gals? I.I'ITLE ROCK i/l'!—A bill to increase Ihi? slnte's minimum \VHRI' for women will bo uffi-red nsiun to the General Assembly at the 19S5 fie.ssion. A simihir bill wns killed by the 1GS3 LcHislatnre. Rep. Dewe Stiles of Hot Spring County snicl yesterday tbat he would re-introduec the measure, which he originally sponsored. The bill \vould boost the daily minimum wa(,'e from SI.2!> to ?3 (ill. Stiles 1 measure \von apprnyal fiom the 1553 House, but died in the Senate. At The End of Your Rope? When Aches & Pains and winlcr Colds make you feel al Ihe end of your rope . . Try Bob's Gypsy Rub Liniment IN NEW JOB - George V. Alltn IB th« newly appointed AniiUnt Secretary of State (or N<«r Eastern, African and South Asian affairs. He Is re- H United Mate* Am- buiador to India, USED TRACTORS MOST ALL MAKES and MODELS We have the tractor for you! Come in today and have a look. 61 IMPLEMENT CO. "Th* Farmer's Home of Satisfaction" N. Highway 61 Ph. 2-2412 TRUSSES IXPBRTLY 1 FITTED Price KIRBY DRUGSTORES FOR SALE AMMONIUM NITRATE We have available for Immediate delivery X3Vr Ammonium Nitrate al K Reduced IMce through December 31st. Will load (rucks J from S to 5 except Saturday and Sunday, Henderson Seed Co. Hwy, 61 South Phone PO. 2-2860 A CHRISTMAS CAROL BY CHARLES DICKENS Tiny Tim sot «ry close to his father's side, upon his lirtle stool Bob loved the child, ond dreaded that he might be taken from htm. "Spirit, ," said Scrooge, w* on interest he bod left before, "tell me it Tm/ Tim will see a racao* wot," npfced the Sow* a* Chriilmot Present, "in Ifce poor cfikmief owner, and a crutdi without on owner, conM? ordered. K riiett shadow remain b» the hrt««, A. d*i Frank'ie Tells His Version Of Sunset Strip Fisticuffs By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD «V-Frank Sinatra last night gave his version of the tussle he had with a press agent on the Sunset Strip Thursday morning, and his story proved far different. James Byron, freelance press jj*mt, told reporters that the crooner-turned-actor had accosted him in front of a night club and engaged in fisticuffs. Byron claimed Sinatra had objected to questions about n friend's date and said Byron was either a cop or a newspaperman—"and I hate both." Exclusive Interview The press agent also claimed Sinatra and his party tried to sneak drinks out of the club after hours. In an exclusive interview, Sinatra gave me this account of the Incident: "Bob Nenl and his date and I had spent the evening at the birthday party for Sammy Davis Jr. We were leaving about midnight when we decided to drop in on Mel Torme's show at the Crescendo. We thought Judy Garland might want to join us since her husband, Sid Luft. is in the East. So we called her and she joined us. "We arrived at the Crescendo about 12:30 and saw the show. The story that we tried Lo sneak champagne out of the place is an outright lie. I've been around night clubs too long to pull a high school trick like that. I know what problems the managers have with after-hours regulations. "As we were leaving the place, this guy Byron—and I still don't know who he is—called Bob Neul over and asked who the 'broad' was with me. Bob came back and told me about it and I went over lo Byron and asked who he was. He said he didn't sec that he had to tell me. "He was trying to make it seem an illicit date or something. Anybody who thinks that has got to be a pretty sick guy. Especially when Judy was six months pregnant. "1 told him I resented his calling Judy a 'broad-' I added that if he didn't know who Judy Garland was, he must have been living under a rock. Arms Held "We had a couple more words, and he said something like 'we'll take care of you.' I couldn't understand that and I asked him what he meant. He said, 'never mind.' I told him it was obvious Wiat he was nothing but a parasite. He said that obviously I was & - —. "I went back to Judy and told her to bold, her wrap. Then I went back to Bryon and told him to take his glasses off. Then suddenly two guys held my arms and Bryon tried to knee me. He succeeded in denting my shin bone and clawing; my hand. I couldn't do anything because I was held by the two men. "I broke loose. It ended when I gave him a left hook and dumped him on his fanny. Then I got scared. It was obvious he didn't know how to defend himself and I didn't want any trouble. It ended there." Sinatra added that such events as these limit his night club attendance. "And I won't be going to a night spot for some time to come." He denied he said anything derogatory about newspapermen or policemen. Four Die in Avalanches MIliAN, Italy WP)—Four persons were killed and nine injured today by avalanches thundering down the snow-blanketed Italian Alps. Two of the victims were among 20 workmen buried by an avalanche in the Mnfcnco vnlle of Sondvio province. Rescuers said nine other men were injured, one of them critically. D-Y CONTRACT Continued from Page 1 actual costs on the Dixon-Yates project would: Make the requested 5 ! /i-million capital stock issue a poor bargain for stockholders and throw the burden of possible additional costs of the Dixon-Yates plant on customers of the TVA power system. SEC requires a showing of reasonable profit to stockholders and "prudent" costs before approval of new stock issues. Capital stock of the Dixon-Yates operating company, the Mississippi Valley Generating Co., would be owned jointly by Middle South Utilities Co. and the Southern Co., utility holding firms sponsoring the plant. These are firms headed respectively by Edgar H. Dixon and Eugene A. Yates, 'from whom the new group gets its name. Dixon is president of Middle South. Yates heads the Southern Co. Clement Renews Attack Dixon testified at the start of the SEC hearings that if costs exceeded estimates by as much ax 13 per cent, profit to stockholders "would be practically eliminated." The contract, signed by AEG and in effect, approved by the Senate- House Atomic Energy Committee over Democratic opposition, came under renewed attack yesterday from Gov. Frank G. Clement of Tennessee. • "Nixon, Dixon and Yates," he said, are 'owering "the American standard of public morals." The three-name phrase coined during this fall's congressional campaigning represents more than a catchy sound, be said. Some Democrats have accused Vice President Nixon of unfair tactics on the Communist issue in pre-election speeches. Clement, a Democrat and public-power advocate, criticized Nixon at a National Press Club luncheon. And, speaking of "public morals," he said there was a paralel in methods "employed in the Dixon-Yates deal." SPORTS EQUIPMENT is valuable It deserves insurance protection while in use, at home or in storage. Insurance that covers fire, theft and nearly every risk except wear and tear. NOBLE GILL AGENCY GLENCOE BLDG. 3-6868 THAT'S THE WORD FOR THE WEST EKD SALES CO.'s MONDAY, DEC. 13 at AND REMEMBER - - - THE ENTIRE STOCK WILL BE SOLD THE CLOSE-OUT WAY! YOU TELL US WHAT YOU WILL GIVE! -NO BIDS REJECTED- VALUE OF MERCHANDISE TOBESOLD! Sale Conducted By F. E. "Bud" Rose WEST END SALES CO. 437 S. 21st Next door to Rose Sales C<5.

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