The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 17, 1954 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 17, 1954
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BLYTHEYTLLl (*RI.)~ COURIER WEWf • MONDAY, MAY IT, 198* Surrender of Huk Leader Hailed MANILA (AP) — The- surrender of Luis Taruc, colorful leader of the Communist-directed Huk rebels, was hailed today as a major step in President Ramon Magsaysay 's campaign against the Huks. Army combat teams surged through the jungles of southern Luzon seeking the remnants of Taruc's elite guard while Carlos P. Romulo, a top presidential aide, hailed the surrender as the end of the rebellion. Chief target now is Jesus Lava, whom the army considers the top Communist in the Philippines. Taruc, 40, who repeatedly has •lipped through army traps in the. past six years, surrendered to Manila Times reporter, Benico Aquino, who carried a letter from , Magsaysay. The meeting qp a dusty road north of here climaxed months of negotiations. Terms of the surrender were not disclosed . "Taruc had no alternative but to surrender," Magsaysay commented. "He was cornered by the armed forces." Unless granted amnesty, Taruc faces trial on charges ranging from murder to sedition. Major Stei The surrender was a major step in Magsaysay's efforts to bring about a peaceful settlement of the Huk uprising. Although a bitter foe of the rebels as a field commander, as defense chief and as president. Magsaysay long has advocated resettling the rebels on newly developed land. At Kansas City, Romulo. Magsaysay's personal envoy, said: : "'There now will be peace and order throughout the Philippines. Taruc is the man who had the following. With his surrender, the rebellion is ended." Taruc was taken to army headquarters at Camp Murray OB the outskirts of Manila. He was photographed and given a physical examination. A doctor described him as "healthier than the average man.' ' Taruc later was taken to the residence of Maj. Gen. Jesus Vargas. army chief of staff, and introduced to Mrs. Vargas. Said Taruc: "I am here b<>cause of your children and my children. I want them to spend the future in peace. It is doubtful if we could have peace in a hundred years if I did not give up." Taruc, known as the Swamp Pox. surrendered to Aquino on the busy Quezon highway which skirts the Candaba swamps — a rebel lair. The morning sun outlined the figure of the long-sought rebel, stand- Ing alone at the roadside. "I pulled off the road and he met me with a big smile," Aquino said. "I said, 'Luis Taruc. do you unconditionally accept President Magsaysay's terms?' " " 'I accept/ Taruc answered, and his grip ©n my hand tightened." But a, staccato burst from an army machine gun in a clump of bushes 500 feet away brought •weeping villagers swarming from their nearby huts. They hid Taruc •until the firing stopped. Aquino said the Huk leader soon reappeared and the pair raced in the newsman's car to waiting security guards farther down the road. They then drove to Camp Murray, Aquino quoted Taruc as saying he and Lava had had a "falling out." The reporter said he carefully avoided the word "surrender" while he was a go-between for Magsaysay. Aquino said Taruc had agreed to accept the authority of the government, STRONG MAN—Dennis Nelson displays his mighty muscles to model Maureen Kennedy shortly after a muscle-flexing contest in San Francisco, Calif. The muscles are a result of exercises Nelson performed to strengthen a wrist he injured while playing college footbalL King-Size 'Dragnet' for Movies Will Be Like Television Show Politician Loses Platform; Still Has Principles COLUMBIA, S. C. (.?) — If State j Rep. George Davis tells voters he's : got a new re-election platform, j they can be sure it's true. The legislator's campaigning plat- ! form — not the political one — was ! flattened by a truck that went out : of control and turned over on top ; of Davis' campaign platform, car, | The car was a trademark of the j attorney. Plastered with campaign j signs, it bore a water barrel filled j with ice water and mounted on the rear bumper. ! Davis hasn't said what his new platform will be, but the last one was 20 years old. : Do You Know? By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD Itfl — Let's take a look at the king-size "Dragnet." Jack Webb and his crime-busting gang are shooting "Dragnet" these days, but there's a difference. This time they're working not at their usual haunt. Disney Studios, but a mile away at Warner Brothers. And the end result will not be a half-hour TV drama but an hour- and-a-half movie for theaters. I arrived on the set as the crew was returning from lunch. It looked much the same as the TV layout, except, that the sets were bigger and there were more people on the set. First I spotted jolly Ben Alexander, the reliable Frank Smith of the series. His face was bruised. "It's just makeup." he snid. "One of the hoods in the picture roughed us up. He's dead now." I asked Alexander how the setup had changed for the theatrical movie. "In a lot of ways it's the same." he remarked. "The only difference is that it takes much longer, since we're shooting in color. We need many more lights, and it takes a lot of time to get a set lighted. 51 Sets "We don't expect to move as fast.- After all, in the TV films— at least the ones I write—I try to write is only three sets. In this picture, we'll have 51 sets!" Soon Webb, also bruised, appeared with his writer. Richard Breen. They both started in radio in San Francisco with a memorable private-eye show called "Pat Novak for Hire." With them were two noted directors, Delmar Daves and Mervyn Leroy. I also learned that Billy Wilder and George Stevens had visited the set. I couldn't determine whether all these directors were being helpful to a new member of their craft or were merely curious TV fans. Webb is directing the film, as he does the TV series. That is no easy matter, since he appears in every scene. When he finished with his visitors, he came over to chat. His conversation is like that of Joe Friday — crisp and full of facts. I asked him if there were any surprises in his debut as a di- For Proof Read Wednesday's Advertisement Do You Know That Ray's Floor Center, 107 East Main, in the only Exclusive Floor Coverinr Store in town carrying m complete line of Rui», Yard Goods, Linoleum Tiles, Intel* Linoleum, Resilient Floor* of all kind* and Cftrftte. See •« First for mil yt«r Floor GovwriHf needs. "Floodlit to ««r *M i tMtUnt." Ray's Floor Center 107 & Main Phone 3*8650 KMOW A- GOOD WATER HEATER?; Midsoutii SAYS •HEATMASlbR/ CALL YOUR PLUMBING CONTRACTOR or DEALER IN BLYTHEVILLE Distributed in This Area by Midsouth Plumbing Supply Co. (Wholesale Exclusively) Rear 213-215 Walnut Phont 3-8353 ParoledConvict Captured; Ends Reign of Terror MOULTRIE, Ga. (JP>— Capture of a paroled Georgia convict wanted in connection with four brutal slayings ended three days of terror today and brought sighs of relief | to this south Georgia community.! Tom Williams, a 45-year-old paroled murderer was taken on the edge of a swamp east of the city last night. Lt. W. E. McDuffie of the Georgia Bureau of Identification made the capture. He hustled Williams off to his automobile, locked him in the trunk and headed for an undisclosed jail. The hundreds of citizens who had joined in the manhunt were not told immediately about the capture but there was a feeling ^of great relief when the news became generally known. Williams, a slightly built greying Negro, was found about 500 yards from the home where retired Prison Warden W. C. Rowland and his wife were killed Saturday night. Their throats were cut "-and both had been brutally slashed. Another double slaying the previous night had created tension in this community, an unknown attacker killed E. T. Norman and L. D. Croft at a drive-in grocery. Both men had their throats cut and Norman was shot between the eyes with a .22-caliber bullet. About $15 was missing from the I cash register. 0SCEOLA NEWS By Bettyt Nellt Starr Golf Course Gets Quick Alteration WATERTOWN. Mass, (tf) — As if there weren't enough hazards on the course already, golfers at the Oakley County Club yesterday found a new. small pond left smack in the middle of a fairway by a 24-hour rainstorm. And gliding placidly across the newly-created hazard were a half dozen wild ducks who stopped for a visit en route north. Ninety per cent of the cabbage peed in the United States is produced by Washington state. rector of a full-length feature. "Only in the speed of the crew," he replied. "I knew they were good, but I didn't think they would be able to keep up the kind of pace we maintain in TV. I've got 24 days to finish the picture, but I hope to bring it in at 18." He explained that the movie script, like those in TV. was taken from an actual case. It concerns a gangland killing, but is not a whodunit. "The first third of the picture concerns the how and who of the killing/' he said. "The rest of the picture tells how the facts were gathered to present, to the courts. This time we will show a division of the police department we have never treated before. It's the intelligence division, which gathers material on a criminal from all departments of the force." The Luxoia PTA held its final Meeting of the Year at the school Wednesday. Reports of the year's work were give nand the boys Quartet gave the musical program, hostesses were the eighth grade parents and their sponsors. Heads Student Council - John Elkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Elkins, has been elected president of the Wilson High School student Council for the 1954-55 school year. He will succeed Bob Douglas, other officers are Billy Tranum, secretary; treasurer; Jenney Wren, reporter; and John Cash Parliamentarian. Progressive Club Mrs. D. E. Young had charge of the program when the junior progressive club meets Wednesday at the club rooms. The topic of the program was "American Home." A Pot Luck supper preceded the Meeting. Hostesses were Mrs. W. B. Stewart, Mrs. A. H. Mullins, Mrs. Wordie Minor and Mrs. Jimmy Daggett. g G. A.'s Meet The Girls Auxiliary of the Luxora Baptist Church Met Tuesday at the home of Mrs. Walter Wood and the Sunbeams met after school at the church. The business Women's Circle Met at the church at Tuesday night at 7:30 with Mrs. Ema Koch in charge of the program. Mrs A. S. Olive was hostess. Auxiliary Meets The American Legion Auxiliary Met Tuesday evening at the Joy Theatre. Mrs. John Ed Phillips presided in the absence of Mrs. Steve Bowker. Plans were made for the poppy sale May 29. Mrs. J. H. Bass is Dillinger Gang Member Said Killed by Police BEDFORD. Ind. UP) — Clyde Alfred Steinbarger. who state police said was a member of the notorious Dillinger gang, was shot to death last night trying to escape a police ambush in a Leesville, Ind., general store. The 56 - year - old SteinbargeC whose 30-year police record was studded with safecrackings, burglaries and armed robberies, was fatally torn by a shotgun blast in the darkened store 14 miles east of here. State police were uncertain on Steinbarger's exact connection with the Dillinger gang, but Capt. John Barton said, "I brought Steinie back from Chicago in 1935 when he was wanted for armed robbery at Richmond, Ind. At that time the papers all said he was the last member of the John Dillinger gang captured." Energy is measured in foot- pounds, or the amount of energy it takes to lift one pound one foot. 0 Look under the Hood the difference quality makes! Stop in and let us show you under the hood of the air conditioner that's built by the people who know air conditioning best. CITY ELECTRIC CO. "Serving Northeast Arkansas & Southeast Missouri" 109 South Fifth Phone 3-8181 chairman of arrangements for the sale. Has Birthday Party Mrs. Melvin Lapides entertained with a supper party Wednesday honoring her daughter, Jane, who recently celebrated her seventh birthday. Thirty guests attended. Umbrella favors and games rounded out the evening's entertainment. HOC Council Meets An executive meeting of the South Mississippi County Home Demonstration officers was held at the court house Wednesday. Mrs. E. L. Bennett, president, presided over the meeting. The members of the Amanda Tinkle Circle of the First Baptist Church met Tuesday night at the Home Of Mrs. E. H. Riley. Mrs. Clarence Powell presided Mrs. Rodney Anders had charge of the program. After the meeting A dessert course was served. Rotary Has Banquet The annual Rotarian banquet at the library auditorium Tuesday night was served buffet style by members of the WSCS of the First Methodist Church. The tables held arrangements of Dutch iris and golden daffodills. Yellow tapers burneu in crystal candelabra. Speaker was the director of the Memphis Girls Club, Mrs, Ila Huff. She drove up from Memphis yesterday with Mr. Hobb's sister. Mrs. Lucille Tucker of Memphis. who is president of the board of the Girls Club. Seated at the head table with the speaker, Mr. and Mrs. Hobbs and Mrs. Tucker, vere incoming president Bob Morrow, Mrs. Morrow, the new vice president, Nathan Weinberg, and Mrs. Weinberg. Rainbow Girls Installed Shirley Shoemaker was installed as worthy advisor of the Osceola Rainbow Assembly No. 19 Monday evening, suceeding Mitzi Gwyn. Other officers installed were: Clementine Gentry, Jo Ann Barron, Carolyn Drew Barlan, Tommie Joe Olive, Peggy Beth Ford, Jo Ann Hodnet, Becky Hendrix, Wade Smith and Patricia Permenter. Installing officers were Mitzi Gwyn, Mrs. W. E. Head. Patsy Jones. Mrs. Claud Lloyd and Mrs. Mona R. Moore. Following the installation, the Masons were hosts at a hot tamale supper. Baptist Women Meet Circle Number One of the First Baptist. Church met Monday at the home of Mrs. Melvin Speck with eight members present. Mrs. W. R. Clark had charge of the program on the needs in Korea and was assisted by Mrs. D. A. Siler and Mrs. Leroy Owens. After ] the meeting a dessert course was served by Mrs. Speck. Personals Miss Teddy Jo Young of Joiner was in Forrest City Saturday to attend the wedding of Miss Beverly Ann Causey and Thomas Terrell Moore of Huntsville. Ala. Mr. and Mrs. Hobson Daws and son, Skippy, spent the week end in Halls, Tenn., with Mr. Daws' mother, Mrs. Cora Da'ws. James Gossett. Hendrix College junior from Burdette, was elected president of the student body in the annual elections last week. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wertz, who are attending school in Nashville, Tenn., were week end visitors in Osceola. Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Mears announce the birth of a daughter, Friday night at Methodist Hospital in Memphis. Mr. and Mrs. Tal Tongate spent Sundav in Ridgely, Term., visiting their daughter. Mrs. W. E. Dunlap, and Mr. Dunlap. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Wilson and children spent Sunday in Memphis visiting Mr. Wilson's sister, Mrs. Roland 8 Anderson and Mr. Anderson. Mr. and Mrs. Claude Lloyd and Suzanne spent Sunday visiting Mrs. jo Lloyd, the mother of Mr. Lloyd, and other relatives in Lilbourn, Mo. The Rev. and Mrs. T. C. Renderson have returned from Oxford, Miss., where they have spent two days, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Bowker spent Thursday and Friday in Littie Rock on business. Mr and Mrs. Herbert Hobbs had os" an over-night guest Tuesday. Mrs. Lucille Tucker of Memphis, Mr. Hobbs' sister. —.MAIL COUPON TODAY — SAVE *30°° Regular $59.50 Yalu» MONARCH REBUILT SINGER PORTABLE ELECTRIC SEWING MACHINE 5-YEAR fiUAR&HTEE Rebuilt by Monarch Experts with Monarch Part* • NEW MOTOR*NEW SEW LIGHT •NEW CARRYING CASE • NEW 5-SPEED FOOT CONTROL MAIL This Coupon Today Offer EXpircs MAY 20 r i i i i i L T_ MONARCH SEWING CWTER MONARCH SEWING CENTER. DE°T. MM-2 55 North 3rd Street Memphis, Tennesse* I would like a tree home demonstration o[ your tully guaranteed rebuilt Sing*r Sewing Machine at no obligation to me. Name Addre City .State, If Rl F. D. Address—Pleue Send Specific Dir«et»M I I I I I THE COLOSSAL BARGAIN In these days of wide inflation Which has spread across the nation The thoughtless man may almost turn to drink! Where's the bargain hunter's clover? Is the day of values over? Just open up the faucet in your sink! Out will come your RUNNING WATER Maybe colder, maybe hotter; All you want, and under pressure too! At a bargain you are gazing For the price is most amazing If you take the time to think the matter through. For a penny, soak or shower For a quarter of an hour; It will wash away your smells and aches ard ills. For a beer you pay a quarter, Even though you hadn't orter. A hundred drinks of water cost three mills! When it comes to sanitation, RUNNING WATER'S made our nation Hale and hearty for the little that we've spent. And when you've got to go It is comforting to know That seven flushes cost you but a cent! Do you think that dirt is cheaper, Whether topsoil or the deeper? Just buy a ton and shudder at the blow. Don't get hot beneath the collar; Water's EIGHT TONS for a dollar! Here's' your COLOSSAL BARGAIN — H 2 0. Blytheville Water Co. "Wattr It Your CJitujMtt Commodity"

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