The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 17, 1953 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 17, 1953
Page 5
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1953 BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.) COURIER NEW! PAGE FIVB 'Mad'Suitor Gets Apprehended on Cafnaping Count All for Love, But Robin Had Fled NEW BRAUNPELS, Tex. 1*1—It shouldn't happen to a dog, the Judge ruled, for a suitor to hold a father's pet cats for "ransom" In "mad, unrestrained and tmbrid- led" demands for his daughter's affections. So Dist. Judge John Puchs ordered Air Force Lt. John Farrar to give the three cats back. J. B. Powell of New York, Cape Cod and Coconut Grove, Pla., thereupon took the oats and his blonde daughter Robin and left for Florida. Judge Puchs' decision Tuesday came about this way: Miss Robin Powell came lo New Braunfels a couple of weeks ago, her father's petition said, to discuss marriage plans with Farrar. stationed at Gary Air Force Base here. Powell arrived later, bringing the three cats. Cats Ketlirned He found that his daughter had decided against marrying Farrar. Powell, Robin and the cats moved from Farrar's house to another about a quarter of a mile away, but "the cats promptly returned to the residence and dwelling of the defendant, their former home." Powell alleged in his petition that Farrar refused to return the cats and "has kidnaped them which in cat vernacular might be referred to as 'catnaped' and is holding them for ransom." The "ransom." Powell charged "is the renewal of the affections of plaintiff's daughter and her promise to marry him." Besides, he declared, he feared that Farrar in his "mad, unre strained and unbridled demands for the renewal of the affections' of ^ss Powell might "mistreat, injure and in fact destroy said animals." In ordering the cats returned to Powell, Judge Fuchs added: "If something like this hap pened to my dog, I would certain!} fight to get him back." Man Confesses Slaying Aunt; 'Went Berserk' During Spree PHOENIX, Ariz, l/n — "I Just choked her. That's all I can remember." This Was the statement given police by Bruce Bennett Hancock, 23, Phoenix plasterer, when he confessed the slaying of his aunt. Mrs. Myrtle Thelma Allen, 40, Mesa, Ariz., near Miami, Ariz., Monday night. Mrs. Allen was tentatively Identified as the step-mother of movie actor Rex Allen. Hancock told the Maricopa County sheriff's office here he had been on a daylong drinking spree. He and his aunt had motored from Phoenix to Miami (Ariz.) Monday and visited several bars along the way, authorities were told by Hancock. "I just went berserk," Deputy Sheriff Vernon LaMore said Hancock told him. Two hunters, Paul Billingsly and Stanley Mikulski, found the body of the woman in Hicks Wash about 14 miles north of Miami. There were indications she had been criminally assaulted and some of Her clothing had been removed, officers said. Hancock was back on his job here when apprehended. He later made a full confession. Officers claim Mrs. Allen was ! beaten over the head with a rock and then strangled. Hancock says all he remembers is the choking, has been filed against Hancock. German Waltz Though the French, Italians, and Bavarians each claim they gave birth to it, the waltz as !t now Is danced, comes from Germany, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica. MOX - Theatre - On West Main St. In Blytheville Show Starts Weekdays 7:00 Sat. Sun. 1:00 On Our Wide-Vision Metallic Screen THURSDAY & FRIDAY Double Feature —AND— Fiying Leathernecks With John Wayne & Robert Ryan PLUS CARTOON RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark., (Wide Vision Screen) TONIGHT ONLY "THE FAKE" With Dennis O'Keefe & Colcen Gray FRIDAY ONLY "Double Dynamite" Wilh Jane Russell Groucho Marx & Frank Sinatra •••••••••*•*••»••••••••* Early Romans were first to eat asparagus. New Mayor Off To a Good Start MASON, Mich. W) — The new city of Lathrup. Mich., can find its first mayor, William H. Harvie, 54, in Mason's jail. The mayor, whose city was only incorporated Monday, is charged with "driving while under the influence of Intoxicants." State police say he plowed into the back end of a car that had stopped. The car belonged to State Police Commissioner Joseph A. Childs, Four-Wheeled Surgery DENVER Wi—Mrs. Robert Brewster put in a rush call for. police help after her 18-month - old son Paul swallowed a souvenir gold coin about the size of a holf dollar. Speeding to a hospital with the boy. the police patrol car hit a sharpe dip in the pavement and bounced and up popped the coin from Paul's throat. OSCEOLA NEWS By Betty* N«ll« Starr Teen-Age USO Singer .HOLLYWOOD if) — Kay Bell of the singing Boll sisters is 13—and probably is the youngest entertainer the LISO ever has sent to Korea. She and her sister Cynthia, 18, leave tomorrow with an entertainment unit headed by Roscoe Ares. They will return Jan. 3. PTA to Meet Osceola Parent-Teachers Association is in charge of decorations for the teen-age clubs Christmas party to be given at the community house Monday afternoon. The younger crowd will have their party at 5:30 and the older group will have their party at 7:45 p. m. The club, under the direction of C- W. Pugh, is the only one of it's kind in Osceola. The Rotary. Kiwanis and PTA have installed a heating system and their meeting place is donated by the school board. Firms making the refreshments for the party possible are Dr. ] Pepper Bottling Company of Blytheville, Nat Buren Packing; Company. Stewarts Potato Chips, and buns are donated by all the bread companies in Osceola. j Bridge Club Meets Mrs. M. S. Nickol was hostess to her bridnge club Thursday afternoon. All members were prrsent. j A dessert course preceded the bridge cf>mes in which Mrs. Nickol won: hhh score and Mrs. Garner Robbins 1 won second. j CHRISTMAS PARTY SET \ The Kiwanis Club's Christinas j party for underprivileged children will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The children w r ill be brought to the community house where toys for them and baskets for their families will be distributed. D. E. Young affair. Refreshment* will be 1« chairman of the served. Personals Dr, ana Mrs. .George Cone, Mrs. Harry Mattock, Mrs. P. D. Johnson Mr. and Mn. Donald Wtrtu »t- tended the Tri-Stat« meeting of tho American College ot Dentl«t» in Memphis Saturday, Tho luncheon was held at Hotel Peabody, when Cov. Clement* wa» one ot the speakers. Mr. and Mrs. Louis George and children are in Bay Mlnette, Al»., to spend Christmas with Mrs. Qeovse's and Mrs. Pugh's parents. Mr. and Mrs. A. Kahalley. Paper pennies are used in the Fiji Islands. 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