The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 19, 1954 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, June 19, 1954
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BLTTHKTtLLl (AML) OOOTUR H1W1 SATURDAY, JTJN1 If, 1954 Newly-Nominated Alabama Attorney General Murdered By REX THOMAS PHENIX CITY, Ala. (AP) — Crime-fighting Albert L Patterson, Alabama's newly nominated attorney general, was gunned to death in his parked car here last night just as he Sad predicted he might be. Weary, sleepless city, county and * state officers were without any substantial lead hours after" the shooting even though they had worked ceaselessly through the night. The 59-syear-old Patterson, who was to take office Jan.-17, was shot three times by an assassin who, officers said, apparently stood along side his 1951 model car and fired at point-blank range. An official curtain of secrecy surrounded an early morning autopsy, but it was learned from a reliable source that the Democratic nominee for attorney general was shot in the mouth, in the J left chest, and in the left arm. [ Reds Capture Five Airmen French Verify Americans' Fate A fourth bullet which apparently missed him tore a hole through'the brim of his straw hat and went through a car window. Officers first thought Patterson had been shot twice in the mouth. but what they first identified as a bullet found lodged in his teeth later was found to be a gold inlay which had been battered by one of the shots. Find Footprints Officers found footprints in the alley where Patterson's car was made. With daybreak and sunshine, they also began dusting the car for fingerprints. An associate in the anti-vice crusading Russell (County) Betterment Assn. blamed what he called "The Crime Syndicate" for the former state senator's death and vowed swift revenge. So did Patterson's former Army major son, John, who was a member of his father's law firm. Howard Pennington, president of the Betterment Assn., which has campaigned for years to clean up one once gay and gaudy Phenix City, told reporters he had heard Patterson say only Tuesday nigljt that "they might try to get me." "He said 'there's nothing you can do to help me,' " Pennington recalled, "and the only thing he asked was that if they did get him he didn't want them to get by with it. And they won't" Foresaw Death Then only Thursday night, just 24 hours before he was slain, Patterson told a Phenix City church Indigestion Keeps Truman Off Stage KANSAS CITY Lfl — Illness prevented Harry S. Truman from filling a guest spot, in thet musical show "Call Me Madam" last night but the former president was reported feeling better today. Attending an opening night performance at Kansas City's Starlight Theater. Truman complained of group that "I have only a 100-to-l j feeling weak and of a sharp pain in chance of ever being sworn in as attorney general" Pennington said he wDl ask Gov. Gordon Persons to declare martial law in Phenix City and that his organization will demand a special SAIGON, Indochina UP! — Authorized French military sources said today five American Air Force technicians missing since Monday have been captured by the Communist-led Vietminh. A French command spokesman said the Americans were captured in the village of My Khe about a mile south of the beach where they had gone to bathe. The men, stationed at the French Air Force Base of Tourane 450 miles east of Saigon, were taken into the village, then marched southward by their rebel captors, the spokesman said. They were reported last seen by villagers about 10 miles soutr- of My Khe trudging along with 20 French Union war prisoners. A search party was sent to the village as soon as this was learned but they found nothing. Other patrols searched the area. The village, though not held by the Vietminh, has been described as "suspect." Rebel forces have been seen slipping in and out of the hamlet after dark. The five Americans drove from the base without passes Monday in a French weapons carrier and headed for the beach. The group spent some time at the beach then headed south through a coastal area described by a U.S. spokesman as "infested with Vietminh." FORMER YUGOSLAV JUDGE NOW LABORER—Stankos Masic, 67, former Yugoslav judge and cabinet minister sorts clothes in a South Side laundry in Chicago, where he is employed. He told an adult education class that he was proud to be a laborer in the United States. "My new country," Masic said, "has given me not only a roof and bread but its love." He came to the U. S. in 1951; his wife and two children still are refugees in Austria. (AP Photo) Guatemala: As Tiny As It Is Volatile The little Caribbean republic of Guatemala is about half the size of Kansas, spanning slightly more than 200 mlies—east to west—at its widest point. Its population is 3,283,209. The country runs 150 miles north to south except for an extension of the eastern border which measures 300 miles to the northmost tip. The capital—Guatemala City— lies about 1,000 miles south of New Orleans. Puerto Barrios, an east coast port where serious uprisings re- portedly have occurred, lies some 150 miles northeast of the capital. Zacapa, another town mentioned as a scene of action, lies 75 miles northeast of Puerto Barrios. San Jose, also mentioned in the battle dispatches, is a naval-air base lying on the Pacific Coast about 50 miles south of Guatemala City. The city of Retalhuleu where fighting also was reported lies near the Mexican border some 75 miles west of the capital. Obituary Rites Tomorrow For R. D. Bunn Services for R. D. Bunn, 31, who died last night at University Hospital in Little Rock, will be conducted tomorrow at 3 p.m. at Cobb Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. J. C. Dickinson. Burial will be in Dogwood Cemetery. Mr. Bunn, who had been ill for six months, i« survived by his father, Henry Bunn of Blytheville; three brothers, Grover and Clarence Bunn of Blytheville and John Bunn of Benton Harbor, Mich.; three sisters, Mrs. Wilma Hubbard of Blytheville, Mrs. Vetis Vernon of Pontotoc, Miss., and Miss Clara Bunn of Blytheville. Pallbearers will be Ralph St. John, Harry Fisher, Harry Marshall, Fox Rasberry, Joe Reagan and Jess Bateman. DEFENSE TAXES the side. He left the theater before the end of the first act and was driven home by Mrs. Truman. Later, Mrs. Truman said her husband had suffered a severe attack of indigestion. grand jury and a special prosecutor. The Betterment Assn. has been Mishap at First, Cherry deeply critical of Circuit Solicitor r Arch Ferrell, who normally prosecutes on behalf of the state. The governor ordered Maj. Gen. Walter J. Hanjia. Alabama adjutant general, to Phenix City immediately with full authority to take whatever steps he considered necessary. Uniformed National Guard officers stood by. Crime in this Southeast Alabama city across the Riv- St. Andrews Lodge of Blytheville er from Columbus, Ga., long has wil1 hold installation services Mon- fattened on soldiers from nearby da y ni S h t at 8 o'clock In St. Paul's Ft Bennine I Ba P tist Church in Robinson Addi- j tion. Andrew Hill is Worshipful Master. Olin Faught and Will Thomas were involved in a traffic mishap at the corner of First and Cherry Thursday night causing some damage to both vehicles, city police reported today. Lodge Installation Set (Continued from Page 1) details except to say it has been established the senator came to his office this morning, presumably not long before the shooting. He declined to say whether the senator had left a note of any kind, but police said two notes were found. Their contents were not disclosed. One was addressed to Mrs. Hunt and the other to Manatos , reportedly telling the aide what to do about Hunt's affairs. Fordyce Girl Beauty Winner JONESBORO (#>)—A willowy brownette from Fordyce will represent Arkansas in the Miss Universe Beauty Pageant at Long Beach, Calif. Eighteen-year-old Sonya McClure, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. H. McClure, won the Arkansas Maid contest over 21 other entries to qualify for the Miss Universe pageant here last night. FARMERS We are now offering the most complete Spray Program ever offered in Blytheville. We hare a complete line of Niagara Chemicals for cotton, beans, gardens, flowers, alfalfa, wheat or any crop that needs spraying or dnst- ta*. Also Sprayers or Dusters for any make of tractor. We also arrange plane spraying or dusting. We carry a complete line of parts for all Sprayers or Dusters. Sou will save money by figuring with as on your spraying or dusting jobs. Remember, you can get service at our place DAT or NIGHT. AND SERVICE 705 Clear Lake Are. Ph. 3-6178 ATTENTION Berry Allen Plumbing & Heating Co. Shop Sales — Installation! — Service 317 South Second Street Is Now Open Weekdays From 9-5 Nights & Sundays By Appointmnt Come In And Look Around or Phone 2-2204 (Shop) or 3-8066 (Res,) (Continued from Pane 1) aent, if the exemption plan is eaten. George said the $100 exemption ike would be offered as a sub- titute for a provision in the om- ibus bill to give substantial relief to stockholders on their dividend income. This section has been attacked by some Democrats who claim it would be a boon to the wealthy. In lining up with other Democrats on these plans, George evidently was giving up on an earlier proposal for boosting annual individual exemptions from the pres-- ent $600 to $800 this year and $,1000 next year and from then on. Co-sponsored by Sens. Kerr (D- Okla) and Frear (D-Del), this original idea would have meant a $4,500.000.000 tax cut this year and a $7,80000,000,0 reduction in 1955 and thereafter. Dropped Due to Budget George said this proposal was being dropped in view of "the condition of the Treasury." The budg- i Car-Hops Strike CINCINNATI Iff)—Non-union carhops walked off their jobs at a drive-in last night in protest against pending discipline of an employe who allowed workers to bring pork chops to work and cook them on the restaurant's stoves. et is unbalanced for the current financial yea* and a four billion dollar deficit is forecast for fiscal 1955, which begins July 1. The Finance Committee, which worked on the revision bill two months, approved it in just about the form that President Eisenhower asked. However, the group put in enough additional benefits so that the cuts in the first year of operation would total $1,477,000,000 instead of $1,370,000,000 as in the House version. This would be offset in large part the first year by $1,200,000,000 in additional revenue to be gained through a one-year extension of the 52 per cent corporation income tax rate. This rate otherwise would fall to 47 per cent. (Continued from Page l\ the President arrived were con- erned with discussions of progress and problems in research and weapon technology and included also a scheduled discussion by Adm. Arthur Radford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on the requirements that tense world conditions place on the armed forces. Yesterday John M. Hannah, assistant secretary of defense for manpower, outlined a plan to draft men into the reserves to create a ihree-million-man pool of trained 'ighters ready to go in case of war. Hanrrah said the plan, w.hich resembled the universal military raining program previously received cooly in Congress, is now being studied by the National Security Council. Draft Would Build Reserve Hannah said the new- program would call for drafting men to meet requirements of Army, Navy, Marine and Air, Force reserve units. Induction of men into the compulsory reserve, Hannah said, ( "might well be done by lot by the j local draft boards." Youths could be selected for this duty at 18^ when they become liable for military service. Two groups of reservists would be set up: (A) a "first line" reserve composed of men and units in training and ready for duty in emergencies and (B) a "selectively callable reserve" of men with military experience and special skills needed in a sudden mobilization. Reserve draftees would undergo four months active training, then revert to civilian status but be obligated for reserve training for M'Carthy Fails As Vote Issue No Impact Madt On Maint Primary PORTLAND, Maine (ft— Despite the advance ballyhoo, it looked today — 48 hours before Monday's Maine primary — as if Sen. McCarthy might not have much impact after all on a contest in this state for the Republican nomination to the Senate. The candidates are Sen. Margaret Chase Smith of Skowhegan, seeking a second term, and Robert L. Jones of Biddeford, a freshman office seeker. McCarthy looked like a potential issue when Jones at the outset of his campaign praised the Wisconsin Republican's concepts of Americanism. But as the campaign progressed, Jones made few references to McCarthy. Mrs. Smith did not refer at all to the Wisconsin senator by name. She criticized conditions making for discord in government. Up to now the campaign has produced only one major issue — the 56-year-old woman senator's Senate record, Jones called his opponent a "do nothing, say nothing senator." Mrs. Smith campaigned without referring by name to her 34-year- old Biddeford rival. She changed her 1948 slogan of "don't trade a record for a promise" to "don't trade a record for a smear." another months. seven years and eight Hannah said the plan "contemplates the continuation of Selective Service for an indefinite peri- Steel Contract Talks Recessed PITTSBURGH (IP) —Contract negotiations between the CIO United 'Steel Workers and U. S. Steel Corp. are recessed today, subject to call at any time. The committee had been meeting daily since last Saturday with the exception of the sabbath. The union is seeking an unspecified wage boost for its members who now earn between $2-14 and $2.24 an hour. The union also is asking numerous contract changes. Most impor- annual wage and improved pension and hospitalization programs. The unions' contracts with basic steel, employing some 600,000 USW dues payers, expire midnight June 30. Red Decides Not to Run In Detroit Election DETROIT (/?)—Just after he was given legal permission to run. Communist Billy Allen withdrew from the Detroit Common Council race. Allan, Detroit correspondent tor the Daily Worker, was convicted in the Federal Smith Act trial of six top Michigan Communists. This raised the question as to his eligibility to run for public office. od." He said the proposal has been forwarded to the White House and is under study by the National Security Council. 5EAIHI most beautiful air conditioner made! NOW AVAILABLE IN MODELS THAT HEAT AS WELL AS COOL! 1-DIAl CONTROL! Cools, ventilates, dehumidif i««, cleans, and circulates air with on* single dial! . SUPER QUIET! Yes! Thes« handsomely ityled new % H.P. and 1 H.P. models run under full power with scarcely a hum! A special sound-proof cushion hushes the superbly built cooling equipment so you can work, play and sleep wilh supreme comfort! And they are draft-proof! 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The spokesman said all four centers and Guatemala City had been bombed by planes before the invading troops hit. Capture of the four cities would cut virtually all the capital's rail connections. The State Department in Washington said it has received reports of serious uprisings in Puerto Barrios, Zacapa and Quezaltenango, 70 miles west of Guatemala City. The rebel invading force reportedly numbers about 5,000 men. The Guatemalan Army is about 6,000 strong, but many of the officers are believed disgruntled by the leftist trend of the government. U.S. officials have expressed fears the Arbenz regime was creating a Communist beachhead within short range of the Panama Canal. First word of the fighting was announced here by rebel spokesmen after several days of open mobilization of Col. Castillo's troops throughout Honduras. In Guatemala, Foreign Minister Guillermo Toriello told a news conference "the battle for Guatemala" had begun. The only fighting he reported, however, was the bombing of San Jose. He said the planes were of unidentified nationality. Toriello accused Nicaragua of supporting the rebel forces which, he said, included nationals of Cuba, the Dominican Bepublic and other Central American nationalities, as well as Guatemalan exiles. He declared "Guatemala will stand as one man against this criminal invasion." There was no indication how many planes took part in the rebel bomb attacks. There also was no report from insurgent forces as to their, effectiveness, although Castillo's spokesman said fire bombs were dropped on the San Jose gasoline depot. Amadeo Chinchilla. Guatemalan ambassador to Honduras, said he heard bombs smashed three important Army centers in Guatema- Rockefeller Reaches Reno RENO, Nev. (£>)—Millionaire Winthrop Rockefeller, 42, arrived here last night in his private plane to meet his estranged wife, Barbara (Bobo) Sears Rockefeller, and to sign a six-million dollar divorce property settlement. Bobo was due at 7:40 a.a. PDT today aboard the Southern Pacific's Overland Limited from Chicago. She has a five-room suite reserved in the Mapes Hotel. Rockefeller obviously was tired after his flight from Little Rock, Ark. He told reporters he would make no statement, "leaving that for the lawyers tomorrow." His wife will remain at least six weeks to establish residence for a Nevada divorce. la City, including the presidential guard barracks and Army headquarters, itself. This report was denied, however, by Roberto Alvarado Fuentes, Guatemalan ambassador in Mexico City. Communications with Guatemala City were hampered by a suspension of all-foreign commercial telephone calls to the capital. 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