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1MI PWUC MTtRKT · INI FIRST CONCIRN Of THIS NCWSPAPH tOCAl FbtKAfT-- rayettevll* and vklnltr cloudy wltn oecutaul ratal* nlfht, tomorrow -clear to ptrt cloudy and efcoJer; JUfnfalJ I'M; Associated Crtss Uos«d Wiri AP, Kin* and NEA Wfh temperature M, · «, m,^ VOIUMI, 90, NUMBER »1 ARKANSAS, SATURDAY JViNING. APtlL Mother, Child Die In Lawton, Olda,, Blaze Sole Brings Totol Of $4,472.36 la,, Two Trapped In Hotel Fire; Four Injured Reunion Of Family With Soldier-Father Turns IntoTragedy Lawton, Okla.-W)-An Easter reunion for a soldier-father who was to see his 10-weeks-old son for the first time ended in tragedy today when a hotel ;ire trapped and suffocated his wife and baby Flames swept through the top floor of the four-story brick Midland Hotel at 6 a. m., forcing about 350 guests here for the holiday weekend tn flee. Mrs. Charles E. Jones III, about 19, Chambers, Pa., and her son 10-weeks-old Ronald Kent, suffocated. Four others, who were not identified immediately, were injured. Mrs. Jones and, her son arrived here yesterday with her husband's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E Jones II. They had planned a reunion today when Jones got a ·weekend pass from Officers Candidate School at Fort Sill. He was »o see his son for the first time. He arrived at the fire scene shortly after the blaze started, and said he saw smoke from the Hotel, and "somehow got here. I don't even remember how." Easter Visitors In Hotel The 100-room hotel was crowded with visitors for the nationally famous Easter Sunrise service in the Wichita Mountains near here and for reunions with Fort Sill soldiers. The fire started in the top floor of the building. Firemen confined the blaze to the fourth f l o o r although the whole building was water soaked. The hotel was remodeled last year at a cost of $25,000. · Ted Ralston, reporter for t h e Lawton Constitution, was one ol the first at the scene. He said Mrs. Jones, apparently trapped with her baby cuddled in her arms, made her way about 10 feet to a hall window. The bodies were found there. Votes To Have Opportunity To Query Officials An open meeting of the Fay- ettcville Provisional League of Women Voters will be held Tuesday starting at 7:30 p. m., at the Civic Club rooms. Professor He--M. Alexander, of the department of political science at the University, will speak on "Voting Procedures," will explain . the mechanics of voting in Arkansas. A panel of civic and political carters from both major parties will be on hand to answer ques- ions, according to league members.' Representing the Democratic party will, be Virgil Ramsev, chairman -of the Washington County Democratic Committee nd George Caudle, former secre- ary of the committee. Republican members of the panel will be -hsrles Atkinson, chairman of the Vashmgion County Republican ommittee, and W. M. Ritter, sec- etary. W'Kj^-r^^ TM»^mL -^'^^ Tuck Bishop Charged In Fatal Shootings Of Two After Dispute In Utah People Relieved At Capture Of 1M Slayer But Express Wonder Over How He Won Holiday Release By FBED COGER Relief was expressed bv resl- cnls andI officials of this area Three Arkansas Killers Freed Little Rock-Wj-Tuck Bishop now chareed with murder In Utah, is the third Arkansas killer whose release from prison "has come to light in recent months I he others are: rtubcrt Byler, sentenced to 21 years for second degree murder in the slaying of an lzanl County sheriff. Byler served five years md has been at liberty on "fur- ough from the penitentiary since ast year. He is residing at Brad- KS^LBjsas-ft! day at the re-leant re o f ' T u c k m " pr J SOnmcn ' TM » «rrt degree shop in Utah-aft"r the klier A if TMT' c " on !ar k i l n « " J". ...I Arkansas State Hospital guard Said To Have Slain Pair " Over "Kidding" Freed On Furlough '"' From-State Prison, Failed To Return Little Rock-W-Tuck. Blsftop; ; 57, the quadruple slayer who left Richard Miles of Siloam Spring TM Fayrtlc 1 52 Believed Dead In Crash Of Big Plane Ship Goes Down In Caribbean After Engine Goes Out San Juan, Puerto' Rico-WJ-The Coast Guard said today there is practically no hflpe" of finding alive any of 39 persons missing in the Caribbean's shark-filled Mil- iran died in a Bentonville hospital rom injuries suffered when his ·ar overturned north of Bcnton- -ille. And an Air Force enlisted - " "'Iain-mica iwn- nan, en route to his Kansas home waukee deep after the crash of a j ° n leave, died instantly when his \Vu,vT^'? an /!£""" fu " of | ear was crushed by a skidding i\ew York-bound Easter vacation-1 semi-trailer truck. m p r n g Fayrtlc 1 N - , B n A n bought the winning pen of three belonging to Ntil a d Mrk W hbtfrn rT ', , WanS ° n ' n " d S ° ns the start of the show yesterday Jack Wa.hhnrn s- ,, ,1 ? s h b u r n : TllC -i?ltm above was taken at ' e the start of the show yesterday standing at the !eft holding Jack £ J : " "*' ""* JUdg ° KcCk '" Two Men Killed In Benton County Highway Accidents Rocfcrs-fSDerial^-Ttt'rt WAH ,,.*,.,,*. men were- killed in Benton County highway I accidents this morning. Two more persons were injured, and a truck driver is being held for investigation of involuntary manslaugh- er. A young Rogers Korean war vet Union Organizing Little Rock Teachers Little Rock-(/P)-The American Federation of Labor is organizing a teachers union in Little Rock Irvin R. Kuenzli of Chicago, national secretary of the AFL Amer- Icon Federation of Teachers, said at a meeting of the Little Rock Classroom Teachers Association here yesterday. "There is no question about whether we're going to organize a local; that's decided," Kuenzli told the teachers. That put ttto toll of dead or nre- "--' J - J ' 52. Thirteen up from the sumed " dead at bodies were picked waters, three miles outside Juan harbor, shortly afti William Thomas Pierce, 21, son of Dr. and Mrs. F. A. Pierce of Rogers, was fatallv Jane Froman In San Juan, Kept From Husband San Juan, Puerto Hico-M)-San Juan police refused today to let Singer Jane Froman see her pilot husband, Capt. John C. Burn, one of 17 persons who survived the sea ' a " A r c a Afrw »J's Flood Threatens New Territory Sioux City Braced For Record Crest Omaha, Neb.-W)-Tons of murMy ca ,T. rw »J's umana, wco.-wj-Tons of murMy , ln . whlch s . 2 Persons I water, rolled relentlessly at flood 2:15 a. m. when his car skidded -- -- » F unui uj ,u if i- me Plane broke in two and sank before. noon yesterday. . . Seventeen of the fi9 aboard San l a n d overturned on Highway 100, " ' f i v e miles south nf the Missouri) Iv iniurr-ri ihm-t i , u _, ue wlln ner nusbnnd, "J injured about informed that Capt Burn his car skidded recovering in Pr n l.,,.iif' "' the a o a r on the Good Friday flight were saved. One of them war the pilot Capt. John C. Burn, husband of Carriage Gets Eventful Start Tulsa, Okla.-W-H was close but Bridegroom Jabez Martin Richens, Jr., of Oklahoma City was married yesterday to Miss Marie Fowler of Tulsa. Richens, 32, first forgot to pay his bill at a service station. Police arrested him and brought him to jail. Richens persuaded officers minutes before the scheduled wedding that he would return after the ceremonies. Arriving eight minutes late at the church here, the bridegroom remembered his wedding license was in his hotel room. An usher dashed out to get it. Mr. and Mrs. Richens, Jr., returned together to the police station after the wedding. The new husband promised to send a check covering the unpaid bill--as soon as he could find his check book. Church Bells In Rome Mark End Of Lent Vatican Clty-(flj-The great! bronze bells of St. Peter's Basilica rang- today to mark the end of Lent and the beginning of the Easter celebration of Christ's Resurrection. Holy Week's mournful observance of Christ's passion and death on the cross enrtfd when, at the end of Pontifical Mass, the choir broke into an r x u l l a n t Gloria. Then the first deep-toned note was Mruek from St. Peter's bolls. All the bell» of Rome's more than 400 churches joined. Jane Froman' A similar crash, when Burn saved Miss Froman a f t e r landing n the Tagus Kivcr l-rar Lisbon rtirtugal, ni 10 years ?. K t, fostered their romance and marriage . Most of the dead ?nd missing were Puerto Rjcuns, Roven of the «4 passen^trs at'ii all five of the crew came from the United recovering in Presbyterian Hospital, is being held incommunicado on orders of District Attorney companions es- I io "° Ducno Colon. She tried to Sain admission to his room but ' Urncd h cach timc - u e States--New York, Pennsylvania Minnesota, and Ohio. Burn sent a message saying he was trying to return to the air- state caped death. Pierce was a veteran of the war ! in Korea, having served there as I cinnn I ·,,,.,.,, a member of Arkansas' 9361, Field ' agcr "f Pan Am^nTM'? T 3 "' Artillery Battalion. H* ,.,« HI*. '. JFL*^..* r "J ir .P n .f Sn ." Ju! "} , , relu TM d "" " her hotel room. il Artillery Battalion. He charged recently. Also dead was Pfc. Lester H. Hadl, 27, of Lawrence, Kan., stationed at Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Miss. En Route To Rogers Sheriff John Black cf Benton County and State Trooper Wallace Parncll of Rogers said ynunj; Pierce, accompanied by another war veteran, Joe B. Daniels, 21, , ns nn uan was dis- i office, confirmed Ihn ntu.V.ion and said he did not know the reason. f uOD * For Stale Indicated port after one of the plane's four engines conked out. Witnesses at historic old Morro Castle, over- ookjng the harbor, saw the plane wing around and glide toward the choppy sea in a futile effort to reach safety. | Two employes of the Puerto I Rican Transportation Authority reported the plane skimmed the water, hit a big wave, broke in two and sank within t w o minutes It was gone five minutes after and minor injuries" at" cngTne S Tailure. mCSSage ^ thC m " rial HoSpit31 and of Rogers, and Miss Shirley Crab- trce, 19, of Bentonville, was en route to Rogers from Missouri. The officers said thc Pierce-car went out of control on a curve, Little April 1 straw-berry crop of 770,000 crate* today . The unnrcccdonted flood crest which dealt ,1 smashing Mow to the c.-uital city i,f Pierre at midweek, slill was in South Dakota. It was two days away from Sioux City, Iowa, its next major target and about five days away from thc Omaha-Council Bluffs. Iowa, met- r opolit,-\ n area some lOfl miles he- low Sioux City. j But already hundreds were homeless even in those downstream areas. Thousands of acres of rich farm land were awash. Damage estimates ran into the millions. For Omaha and Council BIuff« with 2fiG,nno metropolitan area ; residents, .there was just a chance ' the worst f!oo-l disaster o f j local rccorn ,-ould be averted. .-....,. ... wl . n ,i--iii-r mp four men In Springdale In ; .as charged yesterday with shoot- ins to death of two men in a Utah mine Saturday night. There were numerous criticisms of the action by state officials who allowed Bishop In. gain his freedom from the 1 state penitentiary In December. There was general agreement that he. should not have been released. And sev-' rral local officials expressed belief Bishop should be tried on two remaining murder charges If he is ever returned ot Arkansas. Circuit Judge Sam Wood of Fort Smith, who officiated in two trials of Bishop here in 1943--and pronounced two life-imprisonment sentences on him -- declined to romment today on Bishop's release Jr, 0 . 1 ?.«. pr , lsotl - But nc l °M 'he IIMES by telephone he would 'ike to hear a full explanation of the release irom Governor Mc- Msth. Judge Wood, who heard the Bishop case on exchange of elr cults with Judge J. W. Trimble 'now a member of Congress), told the TIMES he had not recom mended Bishop's release and tha he does not know how Bishop was released. He recalled that he turned down » request severa years approve di Bishop beeausT'of the 1 'Iness, The governor has constitutional authority to release : convict*, Judge Wood noted. Jeff Duty. Fayettevlllf! attorney who as prosecuting attorney In he district In 1943 prosecuted iishop on the two counts of which o was convicted, declared: "Bishop was the most dangerous rimlnal I ever prosecuted while was prosecuting attorney;" Duty said he thought the two entcnces would keep Bishop Imprisoned for good and that "there was no way he could get out." He said it was his understanding that _.. ,, 4»v.i f /,iMi Kuara. After several extensions of a fur- loug.i, Carson was pardoned recently by Governor McMath. Pickets Leave, Phone Operators Back On The Job Local Exchange Is One Of Sx In- State Affected Telephone operators in Fayette- vlllc went back to their switchboards about 5 p. m., yesterday after being out approximately three hours. When pickets appeared about 2 o'clock in the afternoon, the operators quit their jobs but returned after the picktU left. The sheriff: told'' Heailee. r III y " u ?« «PP* ar (n« men with I prisoner had malltd several ·»'«?, oh, their shouldtti. pirtd«d tew, one of thehi V ·??*"·· * up and down'fn Kro'ht of'fhe " "Christmas furlough" and didnt return, is under arrest in Utah- charged .with another plural Wiling. - The Utah Bureau of Crlmin»t Identification, at Salt Lake City yesterday said that Bishop ha« been charged with murder for.the fatal shooting of James Dougherty and Ben Thoihas Douglas last Sat* urday night. :." : :';..". All three men hid been work-' Ing at a mine'at Ophlrj tJtah, and" Bishop reportedly shot the other- two to death when they "kidded 1 * him. Bishop Is to have a preliminary hearing on the Utah charges April S9. ' P. L. .Dow, Utah director ot criminal., Mentiileatlon,. n l d Biabo»/.g|y* J jth* name of Carl.*,: Vnderson buHhat he wa« Identl- ied through, fingerprint!;« thtC- Arkansas fugitive. : ..;: Arkansas Prlion Supt. Oe' : Henalee said he further confirmed "Anderson's" identiucitioh ir Bishop In a telephone toriveriai t ion wl«h Sheriff Fay' Glllett of Tooele, Utah, the officer who.hat' the prisoner In official eustc' The sheriff: told'' Henilee: I . .. tr for three h o u r s . . The. Associated Press reported that yesterday In Batesville, when nickels appeared, a group of onlookers proceeded to heckle them, and the pickets, withdrew. The FayeKcvllle exchange was I one of six Arkansas visited in'th« I "····-·**! * liUH,Tt i l l l[(3 striker s hit-and-run picketing yesterday. The strikers arc mem- wrs of the CIO Communlcaslonc the Federal-State Crop ,,,,.,,,,,.,,,,, Sen-ice said today. That i's onlv two-thirds the size of the 195"i : both^r^nTM indicatedTie,^ 60 ^ 6 " ** HUfl - -- ,,.,.,,,, ul , ,, cujv i per acrc - tn e agency said. . ' l a « « · · '^^^%zTM$£\«3s ^^^^i® Aul ° Acciden( KracU r-rii^d^F--. 1 ' 150 ' 000 cratcs was an - sciousness, held the heads of the ! ,,.*,,.. ,,.i ntc nuici WHS commuted or pardoned. For that reason, Duty said, the other two murder charges which were filed against Bishop were not prosecuted at the lime However, Duty now favors trv- ing Bishop on the remaining two murder charges If he is returned to Arkansas -- "the way It has turned out." Htadr To Proettd .n-nm.mcjo, uciu uic rcans or inc i two unconscious men above water | Kills HitTISelf And until help arrived. She was cred- ! it T """ ited with saving Daniels' life. I "'SO I W O Daniels was treated for shock ! Wayne Milsap. about 32. of Goshen, suffered shock and minor injuries yesterday afternoon when his car plunged down an embankment on Highway 45 at Goshen · and overturned. The accident oc- ; currcd about 4 p. m. The driver The present district prosecuting attorney. Tpd Coxscy of Berry- .-~, about a dervice dliibflifir 1 jhee*,*.nd had signed than'Wfflif' T: Bishop." Bishop's Ml. name;.|* Willie (or William) Tuck Bishop. Henslee said he. believed .the German-make pistol with whi«h the Utah men were slain wai purchased by Bishop .at. Taconii Wuh., about a week after Bishop was listed as a fugitive.. Henslee had. learned ,that the nurchaser gave.his name'ai Willis ...,,,«,.,;) IIMIII^ m» .VTIJLUQ T, Bishop and the American Legion af Llttli-Rock as a reference. The prison superintendent said Sheriff Gillett told him Bishop would be held for trial In Utah. Arkansas authorities are ex| peeled to place a "holdover" Workers of America. So arc most Bell employes--who are not rti- oneT ilfe'MnVS.a'wM'to'bSlTM; S" h "·""D."" 1 ,'" th " trike soon as the other was commuted .I n Pickets appeared ned. For that reason, Duty , "P crato " »nd other union em- ployes left their posts, returning when the pickets withdrew. »~,-WM ,u pmce · "nowover" Telephone sen-Ice in Fayette-i gainst hlm as a fugitive. · ville today was "back to normal ·' ! Bls hop was convicted at Fay. Manager Clyde Sbibley said to- ettevlllp - Ark., In 1943 in connec- day that the strike by WestafW tion with th « 'laying of four men Electric employes over the nation on * s Pr'ngdale. Ark., street. He means that operating of the new rec!lve(l 'wo sentences of life Irh- tiial telephone exchange In Fay-1 P r ' soni "ent. ettevllle will be oostnnn.H n n .n_i He was ace ·Ille will be postponed. Open-i ^ He ' w " accused, of shooting 'with'nnri.h';, Sr'u''"!" 1 * rtatp had bc «n set for lat-' ? own Paul Phillips, 38; Lyle Cat- ·hiiid-VVrirt^e^tatail Nm r" Cr ' h u t " OW " w! » be D« : "-; -^ " raham - I9 " n - d two charges-lf Utah releases him ccmb " or latcr ' to Arkansas, which Is doubtful Coxsey said he is "willing and *u»e» To Operate Sunday bus service will -continue tomorrow, Easter Sunday ready to press the charges. Washington C o u n t y Sheriff Bruce Cridcr. who ' Something Less Than A Tornado _ Miami, Ok-la.-Wj-Farmer Henry s life. "iau l wo Urners " I1U overturned. The accident oc: for shock i currcd about 4 p. m. The driver ! Bates Me- I Vancouver, B. C.-M'j-Three el- : w . as . removed to Veterans Hos- ! ileased this i . r '. y men d 'ed here yesterday ! [! llal by a Moore's ambulance ! '. less seri- ' v i ctlms of the too-successful plan ; """limmary examination indi- j ma^ in !,«,, I °' one of them tn Hi*» nn n^, n A i catcd Milsap siiffprpri nnJv minA^ morning. Miss Crabtrce. less seriously injured, was returned home last night. i ' ''""·· Truck Occupants Unhurt | rooming housi Private Hadl was killed instant- I wrench. With ly at 3 a. m. on Highway "t three .· Has line in it he uncoupled a j miles west of Bentonville. Black | down tn die. H hir roov.1 and....- l a i d , . did, and so did , nnrl w%n( ·ar-olds in t h o ! cllrTC Just «"u i-aineii, wnn aisn investigated | "vo oiher 65-ycar-olris in the the second accident, reported he i rnr "m above a; the gas seciied was driving west uphill when nn . i n t o l "eir lodgings, oncoming semi-trailer truck, trav- p - c l , , c t V « \ , , r . U 4 · *-'".» j . . _ ,, , ... tj^.nm, v 1 1 J U - . U l r i l : ^ nno?h» g . h W a l a "l rnado and Pamell, who also investigated Uwo other, in the another earthquake when a * h « ·" ' !J · ' - - '---~- -- - ° double window ii. his Uitchen suddenly was shattered yesterday. Bits of flying glass' sprayed his breakfast oatmeal. When he looker! up there was a ·sparrow hawk dying on the broken glass. The hawk had crashed through both the storm sash and the inside wndow pane. Milsap suffered only minor i "-·« injuries, cuts and bruises. He ! nlfiht. '' """ ° VCr " Milsap W a S driving cast on Highway 45 wher his car skidded j morning, Operator H. W. Younkin morrow is Easter, the service will A Column o» Comm.nt ·y KOMRTA fUlMIGHT EASTER cling at "excessive speed" ac- i "* w Helicopter Files cording to the sheriff, swerved j Pj»lariebhia-MjA new hclicop- across his palh, jackknifed, and " , for t h c A i f Fnrrl? lo carry out of control on a ' west of Goshcn. The car^plungcd down a 30-foot c m - I turning over several I hankmcnt, times. I crushed the airman's now nl;unl ,. The sheriff said James W. Finch, 6. of Gurdon, driver of the truck, IED ON PAGE THREE " ' phi airport p a n t of Corporation. Honesdale. Pa..f/p,.Will|am F i fmi" T Y " al ' V " "' Prom P lon - Pa.i: his ^lonth birthday toda.TMHerald ! 'all .when ho wil"""cart h'ls SotU I presidential ballot. i did for the human race trait bequeathed to it is the but the Fortunes tipped up and down on the presidential scene today. Eisenhower's scheduled hnmccom- ing elated his backers while Stussen's supporters began closing offices to economize. Sen. Robert Taft of Ohio seemed cinch to get almost all 20 of Kentucky's Republican presidential nominating volet. The delegates will he named »t a state convention In Louisville today. Backers Jubilant; Sfassen Starts Economy Moves *s) In Paris, Gen. Dwlght Elsen-:his nomination i i down hower sicid that, if nominated hy ' Taft foil-won "^i ° '""I Hotel office In thc today. Republicans for the presidency, j Senator YonTM ' n r ST^., 0 " 0 ' "!l xl · w k ' They e x p i do w c r v c . C 0llrScvCS in t h c art ' so I refer to the Godlike love, ],,ve for father, for 1 In Paris, Gen. Dwlght Elsen-: hower s:M that, if nominated hy ' Republicans for the presidency j he will resign hk Army commis- | predicted Flw sion so he can d i s c u s s Issues ! ground ' b v ' i n freely. He said he has made n o ' controvcriicx' plans lo campaign for the noml- j Elsenhower nntion after hc h relieved June 1 ' relieved so he as Allied com;nander in Kurope. under Ihe m Delighted barkers were electri- queslior fieri a few hours earlier by official I have announcement t h a t Elsenhower, nl hl« request, v/a« reverting lo In- rormer Gov I Mnlu * "A""' S " me - like Srnnlnr Minnesota for Morse of Oregon, said this assured lion said the" , "or the will GOT close ^ * h " tlnc " ° n 1ht ! W f !houl1 cr «* te n l t k l V \" rC 1 . 10 ' fonf "' ( l« r '"Jr '"0 passionate motive of sex "ill worll'" ' PUrert /0rmS H mold8 aml s u s t a i n R th«1^ of lf T S 0 Mhl°;*i" n K t - h t ri1 (to ; leai 'T *f on '' » another, is one f'l, if not he the highest, ftinction.s possible. An we lire ar After nil, friends, thnt is the mesxHKfl of all ' t h »t He K »ve Him a l T on PKACE on Harold Nail, 19, on January 17, 1943. He was convicted of first dt- gree murder In the deaths ol Phillips and Carter; the other charges are pending. ' ; * Bishop told arresting officers to 1943 thc men had annoyed 'his wife and he shot them to "save her honor." Bishop received a Christmas furlough (customarily given to prisoners with records of good be havior) last December. It was'the. first one he had received.' One' reason given that he had lost a brace he wore as a result of an ' old injury in a fire at the Cfini- mlns prison farm. He was to haye another fitted in Little Rock. ' : He didn't : return to the prison farm and had eluded capture un- I til his arrest in Utah. : . I Takes Insulin Overdose I After Rape ConvkHoR Little Rock-cVP|-Shortly after lie. I was convicted of rape and sentenced to life imprisonment latt night, Sigmurid Pemberton, ; Jl, Little Rock, took an overdose of Insulin in his jail cell and wertt into a coma. Officers said he apparently had attempted suicide. Pembcrton's punishment was fixed by a Pulajkl Circuit Court jury after a daylong trial. Sherlrt Tom Gulley transferred Pember. I ton, a diabetic, from the courtroom to the Jail. When he.,was found In a coma later he '»» taken to a hospital, 'where 'nig condition was reported not MfJ- A 24-year-old woman acvMM Pemberton and another man~irf raping her In a secluded tprt MM here November 1. **- -- ^----· ant .will be tried i i; I

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