The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 13, 1954 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, July 13, 1954
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(ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, TOLT 18, 195* Thome's Body To Be Exhumed; Mother Agrees Doctors Seek Caust Of Death of Heir Td Mail Order Fortune CHICAGO (AP) — Mrs. Marion Thome, wealthy Chicago socialite, has agreed that her ,. son's body should be removed from its grave for final efforts of medical scientists to fix the cause of his mysterious death. "I want to get at the truth," her attorney, Bartlett Marimon, quoted her as saying. The inquest in the case resumes tomorrow. Coroner Walter E. McCarron said he will appear before Chief Justice Charles S, Dougherty in Criminal Court today to get legal authorization to exhume the body of Montgomery Ward Thome, 20- year-old heir to a mail order fortune. The request came from a panel of prominent pathologists who were unable to determine the cause of death after reviewing the findings of Dr. Harry Leon, coroner's physi- i cian who believes young Thorne I met with foul pl'ay. { Feared Death Soon Thorne died suddenly June 19, nine days after he rewrote .bis will and left three fourths of his estate to his sweetheart, Maureen Ragen, 18, and her. mother Aleen. His mother, who was sole beneficiary under: an earlier will, was left a one-eighth share. Thorne told his attorney. Jay Stough, at that time he feared he might not live until his 21st birthday in October. He asked that his death, if it occurred,, be thoroughly investigaged. Dr. Leon attributed Thome's death to the depressive breath- halting effects of narcotics, a sleeping potion and wood alcohol. He opined a second person might have administered narcotics in Thome's veins. However, Sic panel reported Monday that "toxicological examination of fital tissues has not revealed poisons in quantity to cause death." The panel members microscopically examined slides of tissue sections from Thome's body and also studied new specimens they prepared from o r _g a n samples removed from the body before burial. Dominican Envoy Killed in Quarrel LONDON (]? —A Dominican diplomat was dead today and his adversary in a dinnertime quarrel and gun fight was in a hospital with a stomach wound. The two men, described as formerly "great friends," shot it out Saturday night in the Dominican consulate, not far from Buckingham Palace. The dead man was the Dominican Embassy's first secretary, Don Luis Bernardino. His wounded opponent was Capt. Antoni ode la Mazas Valquez, the embassy air attache. An embassy spokesman said the two men were dining together at the consulate building when they became involved in a violent argument. The shooting followed. The spokesman said he did not know what caused the dispute. Woman Has Airplane On Farm But Wishes Owner Would Move It ROCKY MOUNT, Va. (/P)" — There's an airplane on Mrs. Mary Law's farm property here and Mrs. Law sure does wish its owner would come and take it somewhere else- Trouble is, Mrs. Law doesn't know who owns it. Neither does the Civil Aeronautics Administration, which has investigated. The plane has been in a field on Law's farm since early Friday afternoon, when it made a forced landing, flipped over and was damaged. A man, a woman. and a child stepped unhurt from • the craft. The man told Mrs. Law he was going 1 " to nearby Martinsville to see what could be done about moving the plane. He and the two others left. Mrs. Law hasn't seen him since. Early American housewives used brooms made and sold by the Indians. BARGAINS -For You- In Repair Work You want a job that is backed up by responsible people with a real interest in your equipment, fivinf food service over a long life. You Want To Be Free From lost time due to needless breakdowns. Ton want to be sure new parts are not ruined by beinr installed without the special tool* and training for the job. To Keep on Growing We mast fire yon more for your money. Give •• your next >b and wt will *«e that you will be a regular customer. Well Both B« Ahead lit Jr. rraBklla Street Ph»ii« rOpUr S-3951 Nite fhone POplar 2-2S5J Good Deals For Your Dollars ** ** ** * * * * ** * * Blytheville Value Days Thursday-Friday-Saturday See Wednesday's Courier News for Hundreds of Money Saving Values In a Great Townwide Sales Event! Three big days of honest-to-goodness money saving values await you in Blytheville. Forty Blytheville stores have slashed prices to the bone for this event. You can buy two jumbo milk shakes for only 26c .. • Siiaar reaches a new low of only 79c for 3 Ib... Ladies $17.95 dresses for $4,.. 66 gauge nylon hose are 69c a pair... You can buy 10 good quality wash cloths for 59c ... A new ventilated car seat cushion can be yours for only $1.97 ... Combed cotton lawn prints for only 38c Yard. Ice Cream is priced at 49c per half gallon . . . Children's Buster Brown Sandals are only 2.85. * * Ladies sleeve-less blouses can be bought for $1... A big selection of new summer dresses for only $5 each ... A $60 window fan will cost only $37.95... A full size $110 gas range is $89.95 ... Fine paint has been reduced to half price .. .Swift's Premium bacon will sell for 69c a Ib. . . Children's Sun suits are a giveaway at 44c each . . . Three no. 303 cans of tomatoes for 25c ... Ladies Polo Shirts and blouses are reduced to 69c ... A complete set of 8 iced tea spoons in durablesilverplate for only 78c ... Ladies quality dress shoesat the amazing price of $1 a pair . . . Men's nationally advertised summer shoes will sell for $6.90 a pair. A regular 179.95 couch suite is ticketed for only $99.95... If you buy a lamp, you can get another of equal value for only 1c... ...Men's Straw Hats will go at half price . . . ... Men's Blue jeans will be sold at 2 prs. for $3 ... Nationally advertised summer neckwear for only SOc ... Stock up on biscuits while trey're only lOc a can. ... Men's fine quality work shirts are only 88c ... Men's summer suits will go at $10.95 ... Clothes Hampers are only $1 each. These are only a few of the values i n Blytheville Thursday, Friday and Saturday. See Thursday's Courier news for hundreds more. SPONSORED BY THE M ERCHANTS DIVISION OF THE BLYTHEVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 4

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