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March 24, 1952

Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 1

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M fUMK · 1M nitST CONCMN or im Associated Prass Ltoftd Wir* AH, King and NEA Features IOCM MMCAtf-- ! 'V' ''5^^! rayetteviiit' ind victn.., cloudy and-windy tonlgl morrow increasing eloudw warmer. ·'High erriperaturt. v --- : ierday 41; low '28; noon today SI. Sunrise 8:1«: sunset J:3I.- VOIUMI. 90, HUMMI IM ARKANSAS, MONDAY EVININO, MARCH 14,1931 PMC! RVt CM* Judsonia, Ark., A City Of Wreckage Convicted Of Rape, Prisoner IsSetfree Serves Less Than Three Years Of Life .Sentence Little .Rock-(£)-John Bailey; ; aentenced to life imprisonment for rape, has been released from the Arkansas penitentiary after serv- . ing less than three years of his sentence. Presumably Bailey was released under a'furlough granted by Gov: ernor McMath. Both the governor ! and stite Parole Officer W. IVB.all P declined to ·aiscuss^Kr^ase*?' ; "K . . Bailey entered the penitentiary" ;. April ,13, 1949, after the'Arkansas Supreme Court upheld his life sentence. He'' was convicted . in Pulaski Circuit Court for repeated attacks on a "· 20-year-old North Little Rock woman August 4, 1948. He has a criminal record dating back to 1940 and including three other sex charges. Pulaski Prosecutor Tom Downie . said he understood that Bailey's wife had divorced him and remarried without making arrangements to care for their three children. He said he thought Bailey was released to arrange for -the care of his children. Robins Warns Socialism Can Defeat Democrats - Atlantic City, N. J.-W-The Arkansas Democratic national committee was ..warned that unless .the Democratic parly abandon its present policies it will be defeated at the polls. Dr. R. B. Robins of Camden said: "I am a practical politician as well as* a .practical physician. I don't like to lose. Being a lifelong and confirmed Democrat, .1. hate to say this, but my party will, lose elections and lose its roll in American political life' if it con- ontinues to fling socialism in the faces of millions of Americans who have plainly and emphatically said they want no part of it." Dr. Robins is here io attend a meeting of the Congress of Delegates to the American Academy of General Practice. Two Die/Three Hurt In Fire At Their Home Little Rock-(£J-Seventeen persons died · violently in Arkansas ·last week in addition to the 131 killed in "tornad.0 alley." An infant,and an adult perished and three other persons suffered severe burns. Saturday 'when fire · destroyed 4 farm home r.ear te- panto. Herbert' Shorty -Irvin,. 30, | and 17-m o n t h s-old Rose Lee Baker, daughter of Mr. and'Mrs. Jessie Baker, are dead. The fire --at the Baker home--was said tn have started when fuel oil exploded. · · ' Poultry Morket -- The poultry market today as ic- ported by the University of Arkansas Institute of Science and Technology and the Dairy and Poultry Market News Service of tht U. S, Department of Agriculture. Northwest .Arkansas weak, demand fair,'' volume of trading below normal, offerings liberal all sizes. Prices paid f.o.b. firm up to 1 p. m., broiler and fryers all ««nt« Ib, Judsunia, Ark., was one of the towns hardest'hit by. a tornado Friday night. This aerial view shows how the main -street of the little city looked after the winds subsided-.' The map shows the area most affected by the serifes- of tornadoes which caused .heavy destruction iiU'*lbnijthet,rflUte.it.took.,. ; ... .. ; . : ! ..,,; Damage Suits Totaling More Than n Filed In Court Two Children Dead, One'Saved Lakewood, Wis.-yp)-Two five- year-old youngsters. perished in the wintorbound wilderness of the Nicolet National Forest after becoming lost in a storm, but a third child was found alive today, huddled with her dead companions in an abandoned outhouse. Little Mary Ann Church, three, was found alive at 10 a.,m. today by two searchers ' snov/shocing through the heavy new snow. Sheriff Joseph Foral -,aid that searchers at first thought "a spark of life" was left in the other two children, but they vere pronounced dead by Clarence McMahon, assistant cororer of Oconto County..The dead were Mary Ann's sister Cathy, and their cousin, Steven Kennedy, both five. Court Decision Affirmed In Case Of Special Gift Little R6ck-(/P)-The Arkansas Supreme Court today settled the disputed ownership of a riding horse, and a quantity of riding equipment. The court said the property belonged Jo Karle F. Smith of Fay- eteville as a gift from her late husband, C. T. Smith. Smith's brother, Clint, executor of his estate, contended the property was part of the estate, to which the widow had released any claim. The Supreme Court finding affirmed Washington Circuit Court. t .Bentonville-(Special)-Twodam- age suits totaling more than 5150,000' have been filed In Circuit Court here. Both suits grew out of automobile accidents. In a complainf filed Saturday, Mr. and Mrs.. C. I. Anderson o£ Rogers ask' $115,015.35 from the estate of the late Miss'Ella Mae Dawkins of Rogers for injuries and property damage incurred in' a collision between their ca- and one driven by Miss Dawkins last November .9. Miss Dawkins was killed when the two automobiles collided head-on a mile south of Lowell on Highway 71. Both Mr. and Mrs. Anderson were injured. · Named as. 'defendant is Jeifa Scott as administratrix o£ the es- lale of Miss Dawkins. Mr. Anderson, a Rogers real estate and Insurance . broker, charges that his earning powers have been cut in half by injuries sustained in the accident. In another case, filed Fridsy by Olin Jackson, Bentonville 'poul- tryman arid dairy farmer, Marvin Woods is named as defendant in a $41,146 damage suit. The suit was filed as the result of a car-tractor collisirn three miles west of Benlonville last May 31. In his petition Jackson alleges that a car driven by Woods struck the tractor he was driving, tossing him 20 feet. The suit slates that Jackson received medical treatment at Bentoi.ville until November 26, when lie was sent to a Little Rock hospital for surgery* \ The plaintiff asks $1,022.88 for cost. of. doctors, nurses and hospitals, plus $15,000 for loss of earning power. For personal suffering he seeks to collect $25,000. MacArlhurSays Be Home" Greeted By 25,000 In Little Rock, Where He Was Born Little Rock, Ark. - lfi) - Gen. Douglas MacArthur spoke nostalgically of. recapturing his youth, of gratitude and doubt during a five- hour visit yesterday to this city .of his birth. The entire theme of his colorful trip, during which he was cheered by approximately 25,000 persons, centered on "I'm glad to ' ' Chancery Court Dismisses Case Involving Building Of Sidewalk A suit filed by the city of Kay- cttevllle In an effort to collect the cost. of building a sidewalk from Mrs. C. B. Paddock was dismissed in Chancery Court Saturday. Chancellor Thomas Butt also dismissed ,a cross-complaint by Mrs. .Paddock. The city government · built a sidewalk along the south side of (he Paddock Building on the southeast corner of lh,c Square after Mrs. Paddock declined (o replace a broken walk. Later Ihe city went Into Chancery Court .'n an effort to collect the 3480.2.1 the walk coat. Mrs. Paddock, In a cross-com- plnlnt, charged the city with having built one side of the walk on her property Instead of city right- of-way. This amounted, she said, to confiscation of $5,000 worth of land. At the conclusion of city testimony, Attorneys Rex Perkins and Jeff Duty, representing Mrs. Pad- Jock, moved for a demurrer to th« verdict--n directed verdict. The court sustained the defense motion and dismissed the city complaint. The cross - complolnl was alr.n dl«mlsiid. action, touch upcn his politically tinged speech. Saturday at Jackson, Miss., where he said the national administration "is -preparing us for war in Europe." The MacArthur party--including his wife, Jean, and their 13- year-old son Arthur--flew in yes- lerday morning from Mississippi. They went directly to Christ Episcopal Church, where the 72-year- old genera] was christened in I860. Actually, it was another building, but the site.was the. same. His father, Capt.. Arthur MacArthur, was stationed here/in 188U when the general was horn. · After greeting the crowd lining the waK: outside the church, the MacArthurs were taken to Mac- Arlhur Park, where the general inspecied his birthplace, dedicated a rose garden and addressed a crowd of some 9,000. In his speech, he said he had drawn inspiration, during many lonely and difficult moments of doubt from ' the unfailing confidence and support "you have given me throughout the years of my absence in the service of our country." ' He said that "as I look around this sea of glowing, youthful faces, I repeat I am glad lo be back and glad to feel so young again." Returning to New York, the, MacArthur plane developed mechanical trouble shortly after ! leaving Knoxville, Tenn., and was forced lo return to that city. It took off again late last night. Admits She Was "Master Mind" Of Big Robbery Reno-W)-Mrs. Marie Jeanne d'Arc Michaud was in the county jail here today awaiting trial as the admitted master mind of the $1,500,000 Redfield burglary. She was brought to Reno Sunday from Flagstaff, Ariz., where she was arrested with nearly a million in cash, jewelry and securities. All ef It was idenlificd as loot from La Vcrc Rpdflcld's safe, taken In a daylight burglary February 29.: Mrs. Michaud, 36, was a frequent guest of the eccentric Reno millionaire. "That old miser had a couple of million dollars lying around (he house," she snld In nn Interview at Flagstaff Saturday. "I decided Ihls money should be placed In clrculalion." Said Homed P.y Reds I.ondon-MVBclgrndo Radio declared today each regiment of Albanian Army Is now bossud by a Russian Army major, The Wtathtr-- Arkansrfs -- Partly cloudy and warmer this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday. Jomaao Survivors Begin Long 7 ask Ot Rebuilding Child Dies Of Burns Suffered At Her Home Dress Ignited When She Brushes Heater While Making Bed Betty Sue Todd, : 1 0,) died last night in Washington County Hospital as a result .of burns .suffered yesterday .morning ..when her clothing caught fire from an open gas heater in her home at 720 York Street. ' ' ' / The child was the daughter of Mrs. Sylvia Walling of 720 York Street and Baltic Todd of Springdale. Withcsses said she was making up a bed when her'clothing brushed the heater, Igniting. She ran outside the. house,:'and the wind fanned the flames before relatives could reach her. She was taken to the hospital in a city police car. She suffered second and third degree burns, and died about 9:50 o'clock'-last night'. -' ·-· · She was born March 6, 1942, in Springdale, and was a student in the LeverJtt Grade School here. She attended the Nazarene Church. Survivors include her father and mother; her stepfather, Tommy Walling, Fa.vetteville: two sisters, Virginia Gale Todd and Janice Kay Todd, and a brother, Billy Todd, alliof the homo hero; her paternal grandfather, Ed Todd, · Springdale; her maternal grandfather, Ralph Bunch, Wyan- dottc, Okla.; her maternal grandmother, Mrs.' 'Daisy, Madden, Springdale. Funeral arrangements,. under the direction *of Nelson's Funeral Home, are incomplete. , Disaster Area Low Readings In Southern States (By The Associated Pren) Skies cleared today over the South's tornado area, but bitter chill added to the hardships of the thousands left homeless by weekend twisters in Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky, Missouri and Alabama, Temperatures there were in the 30s. These states lay under a belt, of cold air down the middle of the country which brought read- Ings as low as 21 as far ..outh .s Amarillo, Texas.' It was sli;' below'"zero at Bismarck, N. D., and near zero readings were general in North Dakota. New England had sleet and freezing rain and the Atlantic Coast farther south had rain. There were snow flurries in the Dakolas and Eastern Montana, a mixture t snow and rain in Washington, 'Oregon, and northern-parts of Nevada and Utah, THi OISHVR There are, apparently, few maps of the United States available to residents of New York City. Both Western Union and Southwestern Bell Telephone Company here were swamped over the weekend by wires and calls from New York ers wanling io make sure iheir Faycttcville relatives or friends hadn't been blown away in the tornado. Not all. of the queries came from New York! but the bulk of them originated there. Working For Tornado Sufferers Fishermen can start oiling Ihelr gear this week. The cily lake will open for business April 1, complete wllh new docking facilities for small'boats and a new manager. The ncv dock and boathousp, under construction for several weeks, is scheduled for completion the last of this week. The lake, lowered several feet to permit construction of the dock, is now rc-fllllng. licon over that newly pnvotl roc- lion of West Dlckson between Arkansas 'Avenue and D u n c n n Street? Some change. The .old pavlnn was probably the town's roughest, fit only for sawing up In sections and selling' as' tank traps. The nrw asphaltlc concrete coat Is *$ smooth ai a new miner highway. Above, Sheriff, Brute' Crider, who flew over the'tornado disaster ·$£ tii nival BOVUJI .icci lajjj BiHiiuB,uj 'niv iinii! CSr'nB'U!K*a i to"tt^llCtt'OO" hationB Saturday and : Sund»y to help swell « fund to aid thnn affected.'by the storm. :.He-.really' got; !(»· (he car, belief* It.W ijot (TIMESFOTOS). ; : ' . . . ,.-,...-.-.........«.-._, .,.*.,,,,:, Northwest Arkansas Contributes To Aid Fund For Stricken Area Northwest ..Arkansas. Is going to* provide money, clothing and food to aid those-in other-parts of the state where tornadoes struck with snvage Intensity last 5rido. r.lght. With Radio Stations KGRI.' in Fayctteyillc nnd K3RS In Spring dale'invitllng voluntary contributions, it appeared today fu ntion that at least JS.OO'; lo $6,000 in cash is, on-hand, .other, amounts are pledged, and thousands of pounds of clothing,, betiding and food arc ready for shipment to the stricken se'ctions of /jkansas. ^ · It was a spontaneous affair, this collection Idea. Manager Fred Stevenson of the FayeUsvillc radio station devoted two hours to the collection drive 'Saturday a f t r crnoon, and another two hours yesterday,, and today had 53,400 or more in hand with hundreds of dollars more pledged. - Local business men responded to an In- vil'ation t j help, and made trips from the station to the homos where people said they would give, for collections. Manager Bowman of the Springdale station devoted the hours from 2:30 yesterday until 9:.'(0 last night to the collection campaign, had 13 cars working out of the station, and pa!/i today that a number of rural communities around Springdale and Rogers cooperated. West Fork, Prairie Grove. Farmington, Elkins, and other com- muntlcs near Faycttevlllc played their pan In the event, contributing generously. The Malco theaters tuok collections at Saturday nljht and Sunday shows, and reported about S'-l' was available today. Several businesses brought in money from their cmnlo;cs. Not the least of t!ic donations appreciated were those from children, Yesterday afternoon f.avcral youngsters of about six to ciaht v. 5nl to KORH ni.d dug deep Into their pockets or pocketbooks, contributing from 10 lo 60 or 7.1 cents each. One little girl emptied her red purse with 32 rents In It. A letter received today said: "Here Is 50 cents from llov/dy Carter a,id 10 conls from my dog Fldo-- 00 cents In all," Cevcral churches yeslcrdi y look, up collections for funds to help In the Htrlckon area, and todty money w»s continuing 'o be re- reived si Ihe radio station*. The Springdale station said 12,000 to 15,000 pounds of dothlnj and bed- dim »'»« collected and would lit turned over to the Red Crosj for Red Cross Dfi»e Short Of Quota A total of $10,320,43 has been contributes towards the $19,902 county Red-.Cross .annual- drive quota,' County .Chairman \ George Fauccttc and City Chairman Richard Walden said today. This .leaves. $9,586 yet to be raised in the annual fund campaign'.' '· ·" '·· " j The drive officials explained that the money collected to help In the tornado disaster area of Arkansas does not affect the annual drive, and does not count towards the quota set.. Fund Set-Aside To Recruit bcipees Washinglon-f/Pi-President Truman has set aside 54,300,000 In Mutual Security funds to finance recruiting of "qualified" escapees from Iron Curtain countries Into the North Atlantic Treaty Army Another $2,900,000 for the same purpose Is expected to' be obtained from private contributors and other sources.. '. · · The president's allocation, ordered yesterday, was -made upon the recommendation of Mutual Security Administrator W-. ·Averell Harriman. Demonstration Ended Guatemala, Guatemala - UP) - A noisy anil-Communist d e m o n - stration, which brought out 50,000 marchers and thousands of cheer- Ing sppclnlors, wound up last night without disorders or violence. . 15 Die In Craih Marseille, Frnncc-MVA French plane was reported lo have crashed today In Gao, French West Africa, killing 15 persons. Cleanup Work" Starts As Dead Are Buried * Arkansas^ With 134 v ' Dead, Hardest Hit ? Of Stricken States Little Rock-TThe' living workiU grimly at burying and rebuilding today ; |n ;slx tornado-torn, flood- afflicted Southern'states In'which' 233 died and 1,100 were- Hurt; ";.. In small, partly w r e c k e d churches:.throughput .the region yesterday halt-dazed people clustered for funeral service*--sorne- * k s for-whole families.- ;: · The normal cabbath quiet., of' small tpwni was broken often by. the raucous chugging of .bulldozer! laboring at' 'the debris,· the'.rattle if ti-ucW and the clumping of boards being piled. .. ,'· ·.':·· ...v. Survivors of the dlsastroui weekend picked at what v.-is. left of their homes searching'for sditte* thing salvageable, nfteh under tha idle gaze:of hundreds of light-. ·eers who Jammed the strlcMn-, areas,--' · ' · · , · · · ' · · · . ,···. · At last count, .and It was at, bert Incomplete; and 'bfteh tlmej Inaccurate, .the death toll; was; Arkansas, 134; Tennessee, Sfl; Mississippi, 11; Kentucky; eliht; Mil- sourl, 18, arid A'labjma, Sl\'t,.' '.;·'.-'· Arkansali alone reported 711 injured «nd 1,452 families, mstty. homeless, affected by the terrible \vJhdi: ';. '..'-·' ..·;'.'... .-..-···t-/..:,', In bisementi of e h u r c h a s, schools and armories Salvation Army . rid'' Bed'" Croil ''wor'ktpf struggled to feed, house and clotha those left desolate. An accurate estimate of damage wn fmpot' slnle.but It was ixpcetcd to raieh Into the .teni 'of millions of derl- Vars. '.-·.·'.- -."..:.'."-·.. ·:··: '.',..··.;.'. '. v.: it.vr*«l..itralri»d .to thi' bnaking- I»biB».? T1 t5'S?;WK®'-3*5?K*R'^. ArkinMS=Gov.;Sld' : HciUth ip- dlrBctly to;Pmid«Bt Trus o r f - ·· Near. Leptlnitan, ^T»nh',v yt day they? buried ;»-^amllrioiiiMx t lifted, from Vthelr'.i hom«i' ; J«nil; hurled 300, yard! to'delittifeJW 1 npdieJV otrM^jand:; MngiCtpW Duke," th«Jr*a»Ughter,. wiiilBiltiw.- and.tvMsririachlldren werejoutid ' l ' ' At Cotton .Plant, Ark.,? the six: -t«c'ir»n.p[ Antnnlo Gil»n, a Meitr; (can farm ; .worker,* wete buried^ . i'he day before the six member*:. of the Albert Infle family, were - · · " " ' ' · · · ' · ' ' ' · ' · · 'At Dierlu, .. VM ''fwislx 'persons--»U.;r«la'«*|i.. yesterday. And s6 : it : winti' ;'' r i In Adolphus, astride.the Teni nessee-Kentucky state line, a family burial awaited this recovery? of a mother's "body. Mrs. Jost* May Q'Ne»l died with five of her, ; children'aDd a nephew when-her home"was swept away by.flood waters -frpm a stream overburr! ; dcried by the raini which swirltd on the tornadoes perimeter, ' r There was, an Ironic story from ; Harsclie.-.Ala.! where one. of thr critically injured was littlr.Bren- ! da Ray Jones, five. As th* storm ·· approached, - h e r grandmother '· picked.up. Brenda and fled to « neighbor's"-house. · ( .: The nejghtior'B house was des- , troyed. The one from which they .'; fled was untouched. . »·--:---- . ' . - - ' , Mrs. Roosevelt Off j For Bangkok, Thailand %; Calcutta, Indi'arMb-Mrs. Frank-, * | lin D. Roosevelt left by KLM nlane early today . for Bangkok? ! Thailand'. U. S. Ambassador Chttr' s tcr Bowles, Bala Mookerjee, wiftU of the governor of West Bengal'; and a large crowd oJ Indian wc^' men bid her goodbye. . . ; Trleite Bt*Ung tattt " ; Trieste,'Free Territory-W)-Po-j litlcal rioting, which resulted in ; 160 casualties since It started? Thursday, finally was quelled last} night. Heavy American and Brit-. Ish Army palrols enforced.an un-i easy quiet throughout the city. ; distribution. H w a s . t o '-e taken to headquarters In Little Rock In a Jones Truck' Line conveyance. Inquiries concerning the collection of clothing In Fayettevllle were being referred, to the Red Cross office, telephone 2S8 or. 322, KGRH wai acknwledglng contribution! wnero possible, but the number ol donations mad* U Im possible to acknowledge all that are cemlni m,

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