The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 29, 1954 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 29, 1954
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PAGE TWO BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEW8 WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1954 Doctor and Attractive Patient Found Dead on Same Bed ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta doctor suffered a stroke while attempting to revive an attractive woman patient in the patient's home and later died in his wife's arms. An • autopsy late last night showed that Dr. Paul D. Vella, 40-year-old cndocrlnologist and former partitroop surgeon, died of a hemorrhage at the base of the brain. Detective Sfit. L.L. Hause said the death was listed as due to natural causes. An autopsy was expected to be completed later today on the body of Mrs. Avon Bon ner, estranged wife of B. Crenshaw Bonner, southern sales representative of the Music Corp. of America. Found by Wife The doctor and his 34-year-old patient were found yesterday sprawled fully clothed on a bed in the Bonner home by Mrs, Commodity And Stock Markets- N«w York Cotton (U:M q»»uli«»il Mar 3483 3483 3477 May 3510 3510 July 3519 3520 Oct 3523 3523 3505 3516 3517 3477 3505 3518 3519 N«w Orl«an« Cotton Mar 3486 3486 3480 May 3514 3514 3505 July 3523 3523 3520 Oct 3526 3527 3522 3480 3507 3520 3523 Chicago Soybeans Jan ... 286Vi 287!-i ~ Mch ... 285'/< 286 May ... 285 285!2 July ... 281 281! 2 284% 283% 280 Chicago Corn Mch ... 157 157 May ... 159% 1501/4 Chicago Wheat Mch ... 233% 2337, May ... 230 230',i 158 168 M, 233 .229 H 287'/ 285 '•', 284' 1661k 158-% 229' N«w York Stocks A T and T 114 1-8 Amer Tobacco fiG'A. Anaconda Copper 50 3-4 Beth Steel JOB Chrysler 71 Coca-Coin 113 1-2 Gen Electric 45 7-8 Oen Motors 06 5-8 Montgomery Ward 77 1-4 N Y Central 34 1-4 Int Harvester 37 7-8 Republic Steel 76 3-8 Radio 38 3-4 Bocony Vacuum 52 1-8 Stud-Pale 13 5-8 Standard of N J 110 1-4 Texas Corp 85 1-4 Sears 77 3-1 U S Steel 72 1-4 Sou Pac 645-8 Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. 111., WI(USDA)—Hogs 9,500; moderately active;'weights over 190 ]b 2550 lower than yesterday's average) lighter weights steady to 25 lower; sows mostly steady,' few 26 lower; choice 150-210 Ib 18.50-10.00; largely 18.76-86; 210-240 Ib 17.7518.75; 240-270 Ib 16.76-18.00; 270300 Ib 18.26-17.00; sows 400 Ib down 15.25-75; heavier sows 13.50-15.00. Cattle 2.500, calves 600; fairly active inquiry and initial sales strollR utility and commercial cows 10.60- 1J.75; canners and cullers B.OO- 10.50; bulls steady; utility and commercial 12.50-14.00; canner und cutter bulls 9.00-12.00; good imrt choice vealers 34.00-31.00; com- mercM and good 17.00-23.00. Legal Liquor Is Voted Out PBflC BMJFF, Ark. (ft -- LeBlU liquor salefl were voted nut, In a local option election in Washington Township yesterday. The vote wafl 363 io 33 against liquor BflleK. Washington Township adjoins the Pine Bluff Arsenal, it hn» no liquor outieu. Pope ImprOYet VATICAN CITY Ml — Pope Pius XII. continuing his gradual Improvement, today took his daily automobile ride and walk In the Vatican gardens. The exercise has been prescribed by his physician to help build up the pontiff's strength. During the past week the Pope has no longer been Disturbed by hiccups and is resting better. Another Godfiring? Vella. Detective W. E. Petty said seven empty or partially empty sedative bottles were discovered in the room and that Bonner sold his wife had twice attempted sutclde. Bonner told police he und hli wife separated two months ago alter 14 years of marriage and that he had agreed to give her a divorce so She could marry Dr. Vella. Petty Quoted Bonner as .saying he understood Mrs. Vella aiso had agreed to a divorce, but the detective added that Mrs. Vella herself had made no statement on the subject. She could not be reached for comment. Been Patient Mrs. Bonner previously had been a patient at a state mental hospital and only recently had her legal rights restored. Ordinary Eugene Gunny of Fulton County reported. The doctor and his patient were found about mldmorning yesterday by Mrs. Vella when she went to the Bonner home to determine why her husband hnd failed to return for breakfast after answering- a 3 a.m. call. The doctor was dying, Mrs. Bonner apparently had been dead some time. Petty said Mrs. Vclla was hold Ing her husband in her nrm» anc slapping Ills lace in an effort to revive him when officers arrived He died about an hour later. Petty said Mrs. Velln told him her husband went to the Bonner home Monday afternoon to trea' Mrs. Bonner and returned abou 12:30 a.m. Tuesday. He was called back at 3 a.m. Sli Children Petty said Dr. Vella apparently found Mrs. Bonner had taken an overdose of sedatives and col. lapsed while attempting to revive her. Bonnur lias three small SOUK in his custody. Mrs. Vellft also has three sons. Dr. Vella, a native of New York won several decorations In Worlc War IT as a surgeon with the 51 Parachute Infantry Regiment in Italy. Negro Deaths tenner Tfiomai Services for T.emier Thomas, 52 formerly of Blytheville, who died Saturday at her home In Batth Creek, Mich., will be conducted al 2 p.m. Friday at True .Light B "P' list Church by Rev. J. W. Speight Burial In Burton Spur Cemetery will be In charge of Caston Fil neral Home. Survivors Include her husband, Frank Thnmas of Battle Crook; one son, Fleming Hill of Now Madrid, Mo.; wlx sisters, Fanuie Johnson of Blytheville, Llr./.le Frankllr of Blytheville, Lcona Williams ol New York City. Ollle Patricks ol Flint. Mich., Alice Wheeler of New Madrid and Leona Boyd of Scna- and four brothers of Hlytheville, Joe tobla, Miss,; Ned Johnson Johnson of Blythevllle, Willie Johnson of St. Louis, Mo., and Columbus Johnson of Chicago. Mattie Adams Services for Mattie Adams, 12. who died at her home Saturday, were to be conduclcd at 2 p.m. today nt West End Baptist Church by Rev. O. C. Johnson. Burial In Ml. 7,ion Crmeterj wns in chavge Funeral Home. Survivors include a son, Tom Williams of Blytheville, and a sister, Rosie Carr of Blytheville. NEW YORK Wi_Arthlir Godfrey was .reported today to have fired I of^Ciiston another one of his hired hands — *~ "' though only partly. Larry Puck, veteran showman, was said to have been ousted from his job as producer of one of God- Will MtddoWI frey's shows because he became engaged to the singing Mar, Mari-i will Meadows. 54, died suddenly on Marlow, some 30 years his wmle visiting relatives In Hamil- junior. ton> A j fl> Funeral arrangements In charge of Caston Funeral Home are incomplete. ON DEFENSE TOUR-Adm Arthur Rsdford. chairman ol tht joint chi«(i ol ittff. It In Saigon to »e about strengthening the defensM o! southern Viet N»m ngilnit Communist •jpinslon. He plini to vltlt ill ttattt to [ndo-Chin». Orchards Are Hit ,I,OS ANGELES l.fl — Frost-fighting smoke spread over Southern Calitormn orange groves today flt- ter a second night of below-freezing weather. Orchard heaters were act in operation throughout the countryside as temperatures plunged as low as 17 degrees, recorded at Pfllni- dale. Accident Reported Otho Via and Malcolm Greenway were involved in a traffic accident at ChickH.sawba and Division this morninc causing some damage to both vehicles, according to police reports. No personal Injuries were reported. Sleep Disturbtd COLCHESTER. Vt. MP)-Monday niRlu an automobile failed to make a curve in [ront of Roland Olf- lord's store and slammed into tha building. Damage to the store wac slight. Last night another careening automobile crashed Into the store and demolished the porch, fJo one was hurt in either cra*h. MinimumWage Boost Seen Wayne Morse Says Congress Will Act WASHINGTON W» — Son. rind-Ore) predicted today that Congress next year will the 75-cent hourly minimum wage and said he will light for an increase at least to »1- He said in an interview he will seek also to have the Fair Labor Standards Act applied to all American workers. Many are now exempt, including all those whose Jobs do not directly involve interstate commerce. About 24 million workers are covered. Secretary of Labor Mitchell has come out for an increase in the minimum wage . Some congressional sources said today they expect President Elsenhower to ask Congniss to raise the 75-cent minimum fixed 1" 1940 and to broaden coverage. These sources said the proposed increase might be to 85 or 90 cenUf an hour, Just about compensating for a ,12.0 per cent increase In the cost of living since 1949. Morse said three major factors call for a minimum waye boost: ( 1) low-wage families need help in meeting a cost of living level near its peak. (2) an Increase would spiral through the economy and thai "broaden the purchasing btfse of American consumers" and (3) a higher figure would be "a demonstration of the strength of the capitalistic section of the world in advancing the individual." welfare of the Rita Returns To Moke Pair Of New Films RENO Ml — Illtft Hayworth will return to Hollywood to make, two movies, thus ending a six-month suspension from Columbia Studios. In a terse statement announclnff a contract was signed here lust night, Miss Hay worth's attorneys sn Id the two pictures "would end her Columbia association." There was no mention of salary. It wns reliably reported, however, that the actress' husbunti, croonor Dick Hay mea, successfully hold out for one million dollars plus $lfi[),QOO per picture. The announcement said Miss Hny worth would start work In Mitrch on "Joseph and His Brethren," a Biblical story In which she will hiivG the role of Princess 7,u- leikn. Her second film has not been selected. In Hollywood Columbia snld only: "All differences which have existed are adjusted to the inuUiiil .satisfaction of all parties." The lost picture Miss Hny worth did lor Columbia WHS "Miss Smile Thompson" a yi:nr ago. ALL-NIGHT WAIT PAYS OFF—Top bargain hunters at a 99-c«nt auto sile in Cleveland, Ohio, were Mrs. Blanche Davis, left, and George Cohrac. Mrs. Davis, first in line, took $1.99 she had been saving towards a $2.50 bus pass and went home with « 1947 Chevrolet. George Cohrac paid W cents and drove out with a 1936 Ford. There were about 42 cars on *ale, ranging from a 1935 Ford at 99 cents to a 1952 Pontiac at $1249.99. TAXES Continued from Page 1 grade sctioois and in the Junior High School in well known to everyone who has any contact whatsoever with the schools. "All official statistical data show that this present over-crowded condition is only the beginning of the 'Battle of the Bulge" In the public .schools throughout the nation. According also to the most reliable .statistical authorities, the school population increase Is not and will not be temporary, but rather, very permanent. "Blytheville citizens are well aware of the impetus given to pop- ulallon increase because of the reactivation of Blytheville Air Force "The Board of Education hopes to qualify lor some federal school building aid Iwcuuse of the presence of (.he air base and has already filed an application for such aid with the proper authorities in WnshlnRloii, "This application will not be acted upon until after April 1, 1955. Tf such action Is favorable und the money Is granted, the amount Involved will by no means be adequate to meet the over-nil building requirements ol the district ill this time. "As was brought out. at a recent public meeting of the Board of Education and Senior ..High P. T. A., there Is no margin between current receipts and disbursement.'! of school revenue which can be used to meet I he unmml commitments on u bond Issue, Five additional mills will produce the revenue necessary | to retire a bond Issue for such build- liiff purposes. "The following flgui'GK tell the story of over-crowded clnssrnoms In till ell.y gi'jirln schools, Itol.h colored mid white, mid In Ihe Richard B, Harrison High School anti the Junior Hlt!h School, "The tol.iil iMirollinenVji nt, Uu: end of tlit 1 third of this school year show an Incrense of l!:tl whiles, and 1UR colored, u totnl of ;), r >!). According to the slutr's standard for dnssrnnni unlt.s, we nre In round i figures, 15 rhissrooin unii.s .short which iiifiiins the nt number of teachers are doing the worfc of 15 teachers who are not and can not be employed because o/ no available classroom space. "The Board Is most reluctant to raise the question of increased taxes but has become convinced there is no other source of revenue to be had and no other way to get'the Job done. "The Board members also feel that after all this is a community problem which is no more the responsibility of school board mem- bers than it is that of every other citizen of the district and especially of those who have children in school. The board needs and will Welcome the advice and the support of everyone. "The School Board has asked the School Planning and Survey Division of the State Department of Education to assist the: superintendent and the Board In making a survey of the types of buildings and locations which will best ac- commidate the local situation." Brinkley Chief Answers Critics Says Mori Piopl* Hav« Exprcsstd Confidence in" Him BRINKLEY, Ark. I* — Brinkley Police Chief Prank Henderson, who has figured prominently in the f- ficfal investigation of the slaying of Mr«, Milton Puller, answered critics last night who are seeking his removal. A Citizen's League for Better Government, organized here, has called for Henderson's dismissal. Lawrence Minor, commander of the local American glon IPost, charged that th polic chif bungld the investigation of the death of the young Brinkley mother. Henderson said he has been assured by both Mayor Jack Cox and the City Council that his job was not in danger. He also said representatives of the American Legion told him Minor was not speaking for that organization. Two hundred people, Henderson said, called him expressing their confidence. Meanwhile, the 19-year-old Alabama, youth who has been charged with the fatal beating of Mrs. Fuller, was identified by two Memphis hotel employes as "the boy we talked to In the hotel lobby the morning of the murder." The witnesses were brought to Clarendon, where Billy Ray Willingham was held, by defense at- All Soles Tax For Schools? FORREST CITY, Ark.(>P)— Rep. Knox Kinney said today he would propose i constitutional amendment to allot all sales tax revenu* for benefit of the public school*, Kinney said effect of his proposal, if It should be adopted, would be to give schools funds the ume ctatui a* funds for the Game and Fish Commission, now controlled by constitutional amendment. Real (?) Religion . NOWATA. Okla, Dec. 28 (;p) — Baptists in Nowata, Okla., ars proud of their place of worship. An electric sign, 19 feet tall and 11 feet wide, reads: "First Baptist Church." torney J. S, Gibson. Officials identified the witness as W. L. Hall, clerk of the DeSoto Hotel and Max Stone, a porter. Officers quoted Gibson as saying he went to Memphis as a result of unsolicited letter from Hall. The two men told police that Willingham was in the hotel loby between 6:15 and 6:30 a.m. the morning of the murder. Mrs. Fuller was found by her husband the morning of Dec. 12 unconscious on the floor of their blood-spattered bedroom. Her skull had been crushed by a single blow. Willingham told officers when he was arrested as a vagrant that he swung the fatal blow. He later denied it in an interview with a reporter, but officers said the next day the youth had signed a statement reaffirming his original story. THEATRE On W. Main SI. In Rlytlicville Phone 3-IB2I Weekdays Show Starts 7:00 p.m., Hat., & Sun. 1:00 p.m. LAST TIMES TONIGHT Double Feature rf " D ASTAIRE .Ml* ficUr« ALSO CARTOON THURSDAY and FRIDAY Double Feature This was the Cariboo Trill.,. UHM TO BOLD, \ CEEED AND GLBRT! / SPiCTACULAK IOVI MUilCMI 1 cotoi IT TECHNICOLOR EASY TO LOVE ESTHER WILLIAMS o im MARTIN ( ALSO CARTOON A REAL OLD-FASHIONED STOREWIDE CLEARANCE SALE Here is your chance to save real money! 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