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December 23, 1954

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

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THtmeDAT, DECEMBER H8, 19M BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE mm Japan's Prince Visits His Family And It's Rare Treat for Akihito To See the Folks By FRED SAITO TOKYO lift— Crown Prince Akihito, heir 1 to the world's oldest throne, enjoyed a rare get-together with his family today in celebration of his 21st birthday. Rigid court protocol has separated the bright and personable but lonely crown prince from his parents since he was 3. They see him only a few times each year. Prince Akihito once told a school friend that when he becomes emperor he hopes to smash the rigid protocol. That remark reportedly cnusert a flurry among his tutors and the old guards of the imperial household office. Girls Biggest speculation centers around the crown prince's heart interest. Sources close to the prince remain evasive, but they are reported in agreement on one point: "No one will oppose the choice of the girl the crown prince falls in love with." The newspaper Asahi gave Japanese a few glimpses today into Akihito's life. He chats freely with school friends and sometimes even clowns with them. But he is extremely careful not to talk about any one girl or hot political issues. With this exception: he was critical of government orders to destroy tuna which showed slight radioactivity. Since the order, the government has decided the tuna.— exposed to H-bomb radiation — was safe, after all. Raw tuna is a favorite dish of Akihito. Before he toured the world last year, Akihito like his father preferred Western to Japanese food. Now he goes for the home cooking. Like his father, he avoids tobacco and liquor. Commodity And Stock Markets- Ncw York Cotton Mar 3467 3410 3485 3468 May 3491 3491 3491 3496 July 3502 3511 3502 3511 Oct 3498 3503 3491 3503 New Orleans Cotton Mar 3410 3412 3468 3472 May 3500 3501 3491 3501 July 3509 3510 3508 3510 Oct 3504 3505 3503 3505 Chicago Soybeans Jan ... 281'.'- 283 280 3 4 282«, Men ... 278'b 281 218!i 280!4 May ... 278'i 280 271% 279% July ... 274 276 273'A 275!b Chicago Corn Men ... 229 230'A 228'j, 230V- May ... 225 227 225 227 New York Stocks A T and T 173 3-4 64 1-4 Obituary SHEPPARD (Continued from Page 1) will become eligible for parole. His chief defense attorney William J. Corrigan sought a stay of execution of the sentence and this was granted by Judge Edward J. Blythin. Corrigan said that probably tomorrow he will rile notice of intention to appeal. The judge set next Thursday for a hearing on it. Courtroom observers expect Corrigan to base his appeal on cer tain alleged errors in the state's case. Among .these are: Hearsay That hearsay evidence rules were violated when Mrs. Nancy Ahern, a friend of the murdered woman, was allowed to testify about a private disclosure by Marilyn Sheppard last April that her husband was "considering a divorce." That the trial should have been held outside Cuyahoga County because of the widespread publicity gtven the case. That the testimony of Susan Hayes was irrelevant as a motive for the murder. That testimony regarding a possible murder weapon was inadmissible. The murder instrument never has been recovered. But coroner Samuel R. Gerber testified an outline In the bloody pillow of Marilyn Sheppard might have come from a surgical instrument. '•Pressure" That Judge Blythin excused a juror who had been impaneled after the man's police record became known. That the grand jury was pressured into indicting Dr. Sheppard. That the judge ruled out testimony by a . Bay Village youth, Miles Davis, concerning an alleged prowler with whom the boy said he grappled. If the lawyer's immediate and eventual efforts are not successful. Sheppard stands to lose—besides his freedom—his license to practice osteopathy, his comfortable, lakefront home and the guardianship of his son. Not Heir The spacious house, empty since the murder morning, is deeded in the name of Marilyn Sheppard. Her will, leaving all her property to her husband, stipulated that ii the event of his death, Chip, thei: 7-year-old son, would be sole heir Assistant county prosecutor Sau: S. Danaceau said a convicted murderer cannot be considered a legal heir, and the house would pass to Chip. If sheppard's conviction is upheld, the Probate Court would have to appoint a guardian for I Chip, who is now staying with a ! brother. Dr. Stephen Sheppard. j Another brother. Dr. Richard Sheppard, said the boy will spend Christmas Day at his home, at-: tending a family dinner. He added: j "Chip knows that his daddy will '. not be home for Christmas. He hasn't been told much else." ; Fatal Shooting Called Accident TEXARKANA, Ark. OP) — The shooting of a 27-year-old mail clerk has been termed "accidental" by Miller County Sheriff W. E. Davis. Curtis L. coston was found dead near his home in Pouke, ,Ark. He was found near a mailbox. A ,.22 caliber rifle was beside the body. Coston had been shot in the stomach. Italy OK's German Arms ROME OiV-The Italian Chamber of Deputies approved the Paris accords for West German rearmament tonight by a vole of 335 to 219. Mrs. 0. P. Rainey Dies in Memphis Word was received here this morning of the death last night of Mrs. O. P. Rainey of Memphis, formerly of Blytheville. Funeral arrangements were incomplete this morning but National Funeral Home of Memphis is in charge. Mrs. Rainey's husband was general agent for Frisco Railroad here for a number of years. They left Blytheville eight years ago and moved to Wichita. Kans. At the present time, Mr. Rainey is traffic agent for Frisco in Memphis. Lightfoot Rites Conducted Today CAROTHERSVILLE — Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Susan Lightfoot, 84, who died at the home Amer Tobacco 641-4 of her daughter. Mrs. Guy E. Michie Anaconda Copper 49 1-41 of CaruthersviUe, were to be con- Beth Steel 104 l-2lducted here at 3 p. m. today. Chrysler 10 1-4 The services were to be conducted Coca-Cola 112 3-41 at Eastwood Memorial Methodist ien Electric 45 5-8 j Church by the Rev. Floyd V. Bowlen Motors 95 5-8! er. Burial will be in Maple Ceme- Montgomery Ward 77 3-4 | tary. H. S. Smith Funeral Home is N Y Central 30 1-8 in charge Int Harvester 35 1-2 Republic Steel 75 Radio 31 1-2 Socony Vacuum 50 7-8 Stud-Pack 135-8 Standard of N J 110 Texas Corp ' 85 3-8 Sears 76 7-8 U S Steel 10 Sou Pac 53 1-4 Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, 111. ft— (USDA)—Hogs 7,500; lower on all weights barrows and gilts; 210 b down 19.25-50 early, later sales 18.50-19.00; bulk 210-240 Ib 17.5018.25; 240-260 Ib 17.00-50; 270-300 Ib 16.00-75; 150-170 Ib 19.00-25: sows 400 Ib down 15.00-50; heavier weights 13.25-14.75. Cattle 800, calves 400; active on all classes; choice yearling steers 25.50; commercial and good 20.0023.00; commercial and good heifers and mixed yearlings 16.0022.00; utility and commercial cows 9.50-12.00; canners and cutters 7.009.50; bulls unchanged; utility and commercial 11.00-13.00; canner and cutter bulls 8.00-10.00; vealers 1.00 ligher, some commercial and good grades up more: good and choice vealers 22.00-28.00; individual head prime 30.00, highest since last March 15; commercial and low good 16.00-22.00; slaughter qalves also active and unevenly higher; commercial and good 15.00-20.00; utility and low commercial 11.0014.00. Oklahoma Lets $68 Million Pact OKLAHOMA CITY </P) — The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority awarded engineering contracts yesterday on the 68 million dollar northeast Oklahoma toll road. First construction bids are expected to be advertised for around March 15. Nine firms, all from Oklahoma, were designated to work with De- euw. Gather & Co., consulting en- neers who supervised the building of the Turner turnpike, completed last, year between Tulsa and Oklahom City. The four-lane. 88-mile northeast g is expected to cost about $497,385 per mile. De// Man Takes Course Bobby Lee Baker of Dell was •ecently enrolled in the body and ender school of the Greer Shop Training Inc., in Chicago, it was announced today. BENSON Continued from Page 1 interpreter and added that u* he required Communist party clearance he knew nothing about it. 2. The department said Ladejinsky has sisters . In the USSR and visited that country in 1939. In addition, it said, "his membership in two Communist-front organizations, as well as information contained in classified reports raise questions which preclude the Department of Agriculture from granting Mr. Lsdejinsky the necessary security clearance required for the position of attache, which clearance would make available to him the most highly classified documents 6f the U. S. government." "Never Belonged" Ladejinsky said he has not heard from his three younger sisters, living near Moscow, for seven or eight years. He said he went to Russia in 1939 to visit his family and, at the request of the Department of Agriculture, surveyed Soviet agricultural developments. Ludejinsky said "I certainly never belonged" to the Washington Committee for Democratic Action, named by Milan Smith, executive assistant to Benson, as one of the alleged Communist fronts mentioned in the charges. Smith declined to name the other, saying the information came from FBI files. 3. The department said it needed in the. attache's post.a man closer to American farming operations and suggested that Ladejinsky had spent much of his time as attache handling special jobs on local agricultural problems In Asia. Parkin Fire Kills Pair PARKIN, Ark. UP] — A flash fire that reduced a plantation tenant home to ashes in a matter of minutes killed two young children near here yesterday and seriously Injured their mother. The mother, Mrs. Ethel Bogan, said hot colds touched off an explosion when she poured a mixture of kerosene and crude oil Into a stove in an attempt to rekindle her kitchen fire. Happy holiday to all! We ire grateful for youj loyalty in the past and wish you and all youi loved ones — A Virj Merry Chriilmai! . . . MINNIES BEAUTY SHOP DR. SMITH Continued from Page 1 House of Rep.. 1911-13. Republican. Mason (33rd degree). Home Conont- Suiford Hotel. Omaha, Neb." If his uppearnnce seems to bely his perception «nd keeness of mind go much further in producing this impression. His mind is »s -active and hit wit and humor u sharp as ever. IT WAS REFRESHING to hear someone defend the present observance of Christmas in this country after having heard so often that we are becoming "too commercial" and that we are "losing the real spirit of Christmas." Dr Smith does not believe we are losing sight of the true meaning of Christmas. "I think religious aspects of Christmas are given their due attention," he said. "It's a joyous, merry time and a time of gift-giving and home coming. I dont think the true spirit of Christmas has been lost." Dr. Smith, who was one of 10 children spent many years preparing himself for a law career before he felt called to the ministry. After graduation from college he taught school for five years while reading law. In 1889-90 he passed the Missouri bar exnm and began practice at Kansas City. After two years, he felt his call and took over his first church at Neponset, 111., after being ordained In the Congregational Church. • • • DR SMITH'S ONLY venture into politics came during his stay at Warren Ave. Church in Chicago in 1911. He was prevailed upon by a group of young people, both Democrats and Republicans, to enter the campaign as an independent .in an effort to break the hold of political bosses of the district. He agreed to carry the standard for the group but told them before the campaign, "I haven't any money, and I'm going to Boston for a convention, but when I come back I'll give you the last 10 days of the campaign. "They agreed and during thosi 10 days had 35 speaking engagements for me," he recalls. "I ran as an independent, but everyone knew I was a Republican," Dr. Smith said. But that didn't matter, and the political bosses were soundly beaten. His congregation wouldn't let him resign during the legislative session. They told Dr. Smith, "All we ask is that you come back every Sunday and preach." "And that's the way It worked out; I stayed In Springfield from Monday to Friday and went back to Chicago to preach on Sunday during the session." After that one term. Dr. Smith rejected any further participation in politics, turning down a sure chance to win a seat in Congress. But he knew that brief experience in government as one of the most memorable of his life. Dr. Smith's friendship with Lloyd C. Douglas goes back 25 years to the days when the famous author was a Congregational minister. They were on Intimate terms' for many years. Dr. Smith once visited in Douglas' home in Los An- geles. Douglas, who began u a Lutheran pastor before changing to Congregational, wrote his llrst book. "Magnificent Obsession," wlille a pastor at Los Angeles. After several years there, h» resigned and went to Montreal where he pursued his writing. A second boom in sales of this first novel i was credited by the publishers to a series of 25 reviews of the book given by Dr. Smith throughout Nebraska, • • » WITH COMPLETE unpreten- tlousness. Dr. Smith speaks of his association with Douglas. "Lloyd was a great fellow, a Wonderful fellow," he said. "I received a Christmas card from his daughters in Montreal just the other day," he said. Dr. Smith 'also delved Into fiction writing at one time, though liis manuscript, "Fool's Gold," has not been published. He nlso has written a good deal of poetry. One poem, about Abraham Lin- corn, was published by request In a volume of his favorites complied by the women of bis Omaha church. • • • DR. SMITH HAS been a frequent Visitor in his daughter's home here. He also has spent much time with his son, who, until recently was librarian at Peorin, 111. But he still considers Omahn as his home. He goes back to Omaha every spring and fall for Scottish rites of Masonry. He has been chaplain for 33rd degree Masons of Nebraska for 20 years* Another long-standing tradition with Dr. Smith will be renewed Sunday. Since 1918, Dr. Smith has appeared once a year as guest preacher nt First Presbyterian Church here, Sunday, one day after his 90th birthday, he will again mount the pulpit with a message of wisdom, humor and inspiration. HAMBURGERS For Your Protection, Our hamburger Patties Are Prepared and Delivered Frozen By a Nationally Known Government Inspected Meat Packing Plant. A Warm Well-Seasoned Bun enhances the Wholesome deliciousness of this Pure Hamburger. KREAM KASTLE DRIVE IN Division & Walnut Phone 3-8051 TO OUR VALUED CUSTOMERS AND MANY FRIENDS Wt lift I, conHniii fo MI»< r°« wltt Clrfttan ,.#, 'nutf „„ , Meador's Auto Body Shop Christmas! 'Tis a word that weaves a spell \ / Blent of starshine over lonely hills— I V^ V Ethereal sweetness of an angel song— And love that for a space the world's heart fills. Christmas! Let us keep this blessed day In childlike faith and joy, remembering ^~~ As we forget ourselves in giving, uie Are kin to Him whose birthday praise we sing! MAUREEN MURDOCH ... from all the folki at— Ark-Mo Power Co. r/i THEATRE On W. Main Si. In Blytheville i |5s Phone 3-4621 "1 Weekdays Show Starts 7:00 p.m., Sat., & Sun. 1:00 p.« THURSDAY and FRIDAY Double Feature Louis HAZARD ominuMYl "I,"," 1 ;;""' ! USUf CHMTIMSl «0«*°IOnCtum ALSO CARTOON -CHRISTMAS DAY- We Are Proud to Present This Tremendous Christmas Program Double Feature BLYTHEVILLE'S FIRST SHOWING CAMERON-ILOHAMASSEY ADRIAN BOOTIU FORREST TUCKER GEORGE CLEVELAND • GRANT WITHERS TAYLOR HOLMES • PAUL FIX Scrwn Ptir by Qinld Otnihly Iml G«faH 0»cd on an Ordinal Slort by limn CdMrd GrMt A««lil« Product! ifld birtclof JOSEPH MNC A REPUBLIC PRODUCTION _AN D— BLYTHEVILLE'S FIRST SHOWING ALSO CARTOON & SERIAL OWL SHOW THE IMMORTAL FILM CLASSIC Gunga Din GARY GRANT-VICTOR McLAGLEN JOUGLflS FAIRBANKS,... IOAN FONTAINE'EOUHROO CUKNEUI *•'« .•£y^i&e:yi F«om RUDYARD KIPUNG'S Poum 'GUNGA DIN* ALSO CARTOON & SERIAL The Staff and Management Wishes Everyone Of You A Happy Holiday Season

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