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Sikeston Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 27, 1939, Sikeston, Missouri 10 PAGES In This Issue THE SIKESTON HERALD A Dented to tW Best literati tf Seitt Mi Volume XXXIX Published Thursdays at W Mo by Clint H_ SIKESTON MISSOURI THURSDAY JULY 27 1939 Entered matter March Number 30 Crash Fatal to Lloyd Crisler New Madrid Man Dies Here Shortly After Accident IT TAKES ICE A LONG TIME TO That it takes 33 hours and lo j minutes for a block of ice to melt was proved ly Saturday night at o'clock when after standing on the walk in front of Penney's store here from o'clock Friday the ice melted and W Crisler j ed one of the store's special sale son of Mrs Lee Crisler of Xew blankets from its frigid prison Madrid and member of prominent 500 people of the veteran family in that city was Sikeston district took advantage killed almost instantly early of the opportunity to win one of day evening when his car rammed the blankets by guessing how long into the rear of a truck at the ice would take to melt Guess a terrific rate of speed six miles were accepted until 10 o'clock north of Sikeston on Highway 61 Saturday morning First prize was won bv Occupants or the truck were not 4 ot DOi Fletcher avenue hurt seriously the driver Doyle Lackey escaping without injury while his brother-in-law Charles Gum was treated here by Dr H B Throgmorton for a slightly in- jured left arm bile a 1939 Chevrolet Master coupe was shredded and nearly totally demolished from its nose back past the only seat The rear of the truck was small degree who was given a blanket and second prize by Arabelle of 711 Matthews who won the blanket Willard Westmoreland who with the two prize winners ed 33 hours as the time required for the ice to melt was eliminated in the drawing that determined the status of the winners two damaged to prizes being offered I Thg Qf blankets at a special Crisler on his way to Jackson price this crashed into the truck shortly be fore seven o'clock at least half fall was more than satisfactory Paul Brown store reports blankets was manager of the The sale of the given exclusive The an hour before sundown w said The accident occurred at a newspaper advertising in point less than half a mile north j Sikeston Herald last week of Smith's Store and Garage j Immediately following the crash i ADVANCE WOMAN HURT mangled and body was taken from j Otis Goza was Melon Market Opens Monday Wesco Company Again to Operate Cash Markets in District The Wesco Foods Company which operated cash markets for watermelons in Southeast Missouri the past two seasons will buy melons in this district this vear and will open markets here and at several other points next Monday The company buys melons bv j weight and their methods of j ing with the growers have ally been very satisfactory vailing are posted each day so that the grower knows in ad- vance just what he is to receive for his product i Markets will be operated at Sikeston Charleston Bert rand i McMullin and Matthews The main office will be located in the j Matthews building on East lone avenue and will be in i of D H Shoffner of Plant City Fla and N Kaufman of Chicago Those in charge of buying ons at the various stations are SUGGESTED AS WARDEN OF STATE Murder Suspect Here Sunday Charged with Killing Stepmother Illinois officers were in Sikeston NO BOXES FOR RENT AT LOCAL POST OFFICE For the first time in the of the post office all lock boxes are sold out Postmaster Cape Girardeau Man Is Pleas M Malcolm stud yesterday There are a total of boxes for rental purposes in the pijst office building Another block of boxes Tuesday morning checking details about Tr nev in regard to the movements ing the week-end of George W Gore Jr Cape Girar Mr requested and it is that will be installe i soon dean who has been charged with murder in connection with the room slaving of his stepmother Mrs Geo W Gore of Ill Sunday morning The Illinois officers the investigation in Missouri and who were in ton Tuesday are said to have been i Chief of Police James Mundell 01 Benton and Sam Malone of the Illinois office of criminal Some of the boxes in the office building have the property of one for years Dan McCoy at present be- ing thought to be the oldest holder Until three vears ago when he relinquished hLs box J W Baker Sr was the holder of had charged Taylor as the oldest box in the post office Receipts for boxes as u ell as general receipts are increasing Bond for Murder Suspects Suit Against City Results in Act of Withdrawal The involving W T lor and Mrs B negroes the former charged with the slaying of the band Georse Hoskins con- to the term or cuit court this week and both placed under three i lar bond The case had transferred Lo circuit court by Justice Tom Hodgkiss of Benton after a being implicated in the death of Hoskins on July 15 in a tenant house near the Mississippi line just inside Scott Both TOM SCOTT Tom Scott Named Warden of Prison Mr Malcolm said adding TT gatlon who were accompanied bv Tavlor and the Hoskins woman TI T that the parcel post business Mayor C Edwin Hair of Benton h 1 for the past six months been a to information giver Christmas rush The Herald local hotel were held for circuit court after denials and confessions implicated both in the murder in Suit Attorney M Gresham acting at a local Employees of the post office Mr and Mrs Gore checked in at other Mr include i the hotel at noon Sunday Wilson assistant j ing the room rate in advance and Chris L Francis John F I for Mary Davis in a suit leaving the hotel early Monday i Wood C C Cummins Roy against the City of Sikeston morning They are thought to have i ner Harry Young Frank Sibley j granted leave to withdraw the I M J Youngblood at Sikeston j Governor Stark Appoints i left Sikeston for Cape Girardeau j Flewelling clerks L case and enter with leave Grover Jackson at Charleston J Former Deputy tO on the five Greyhound bus E Willard Mount and L to refile later The plaintiff was Chief Post State's Attorney Rea Jones of j Langley regular suing the city for damages i Benton 111 issued the warrant for Chapman and Robert Struwe sub- when her dwelling which Gore's arrest after three days in- Eli Williams her occupied at the during which both j Frank Dye rural carriers and I of the home of Dr J F Wa Gore and his wife Kathryn were Hitt substitute rural Hunter street was torn E Neal at McMullin C E i ford at and j Gardner at Matthews Appointment of Tom Scott of The Wesco Foods Company is former sheriff of I 5 a subsidiary of the Kroger the wreckage and he was brought i injured late Tuesday afternoon back into Sikeston by a man by the automobile her husband the name of Riggs Riggs on his I was driving and a truck collided way to his home m Cape near Richard deau and accompanied by his mother and his small niece told people at the scene of the wreck that Crisler had pass ed him a few minutes before the accident Riggs stated that he was driving about sixty miles an hour and that the automobile en bv Crisler sped past him Lackey driver of the truck was returning from Grant's Store scher of Jackson driver of the truck was unhurt Traffic Accidents in District Show Increase eery and Baking Company i Dunklin County Melons On j Market Watermelon shipping in county started last week with j eight carloads having been I ned from the southern end of the county at a price of 5110 per car county as warden of the Missouri State Penitentiary was j mended yesterday Lloyd C Stark n bv Governor taken into custody and questioned rier Mrs Gore later was released i down by the defendant under Approximately 15.000 persons of i She actual Gore was released under the Sikeston district are served asre punitive damages 0 the facilities of the The action was taken by the Scott would fill the to await action of the tne facilities 01 trie J ini uie post ton in 193 after the structure several 1 ber when ton post since the death ago of Frank Ramsey of Jefferson yesterday before Justice George City Edison Blagg of Maryville j B Shaw A preliminary hearing will continue as deputy warden sought by defense counsel was melons Scott's appointment as warder 1 set for August 1 The bond was are leaving the daily it must be made formally bv I signed by his father and an aunt I is reported Approximately 100 carloads of j penal board which invariably fol Mrs Emma Choisser of Benton j lows the suggestion of the The defendant did not indicate McMullin his vehicle An increase of nearly per cent in highway accidents in Southeast Missouri during the past melons have been shipped over the i Frisco lines from Bucoda it was I reported this morning nor whether he would return to his i Frisco Proposes New Bus Service A new bus service to be bv the Frisco Railroad DIES undergone some repair work in six months was reported this week j the garage there According to j Dy captain A D Sheppard of j MALDEN FARMER Lackey he had slowed his truck Troop E of the State Highway down to a near stop to allow an- j patrol from his office in Poplar other truck to clear the mouth o Bluff a lane leading off the highway had been condemned bv the city j Suit was filed for the March term of circuit court in and actual i damages of were asked aa as S 10 000 punitive damages When case came up it was dismissed because of the failure of the plaintiff to post a costs bond Other Cases Henson negro was given The new home in Cape Girardeau or re ed as deputy warden for several j main in Benton j from Cape Girardeau south into years resigning last year to make j Gore demed any connection with northeast Arkansas was years f or ami's en the race for Scott county inri claimed he j I Lne anQ iit at a held in St Louis to intermediate on the Democratic which i his wife were in Southeast i contest he was defeated by C K souri an last week-end He told From January 1 until June 30 east toward home abou j Qf lms n2 half a mile away The second truck was headed south but waa on the shoulder on the v i side of the road Laat year the total number from a cantaloupe stand where accidents reported it had were i injured late a team ol bolted with a hay wagon on his 22 counties patrolled farm miles north of Maiden Felker the incumbent Since leaving I police he did not know of the death merce before the Interstate Com- by Judge Kelly in the light criminal docket for the nast Commission during 01 the and dragged him some distance Brown 39 died two hours I Qf later at a Poplar Bluff hospital stepmother until he read it Details of the proposed new year he has made his home on his jn st LOIUS newspapers Monday service have not yet been decided morning upon but it is expected that the Mrs Gore 45 second wife of the schedule to be maintained if the 65 year-old physician who also line is established would include farm near Benton where he is en- gaged in the livestock business Scott is a close friend of Rav B o superintendent who is maintained offices in Cape The trucks were side by side the accident curred Witnesses told The Herald that Lackey had given proper driver's The increase may be in part due to the fact that troopers this year report all accidents which come to their attention while last year only j Brown was thrown from the wa- j credited with advising Governor J gon onto the shattered end of the stark on political appointments in I wagon tongue which was broken Southeast I when his team became frightened and bolted Doctors said he was dean was shot to death early on a porch where a light ex- service Such press and mail towns as Sikeston Xew Madrid signals and that a car accidents m which ly trailing Lackey turned out somebody was hurt or killed were round him but that the j However that does not reflect favorably in the report of persons i nearly cut in two Brown was a er of the Maiden community He RUSSELL REUNION AT ELLINGTON TOMORROW Mr and Mrs Arch S Russell day morning i she and her husband had been j Hayti Caruthersville Kennett sleeping The killer smashed -i several towns in the northeast part pane of glass in an outer door and of Arkansas would be served The only objector to the court of common pleas filed by the Frisco was Continued were the of Dixie Greyhound Lines I Lester Edwards in which he asked five bullets into the woman as she arose to investigate Fred Holland of was given years in the for fraud with sentence to begin May 16 when he was jailed for obtaining money under false pretenses here ir Sikeston on what turned out to be a swindle A change of was taken ur the suit for damages against S YV Barton by Lost Trail Inc The case went to the Cape Girardeau bile driven by Crisler goin about seventy-five miles an hour failed to go around the truck is survived bv his widow and three and daughter Miss Emily Mr killed and injured Riggs came upon the scene and I The first six months nf this brought Crisler back to Sikeston year shows injured an in- children NAVY MAN VISITING BROTHER IN and Mrs J E Dover Mr and Mrs John Russell and Tev Russell will attend a celebration to be held Ellington Mo tomorrow when FUNERAL HELD SUNDAY FOR MRS GEORGE a tory A new bus line Funeral services for Mrs Bessie Bluff Kennett Stuppy wife of George Stuppy tmg week Frisco held where a doctor was summoned crease of 92 over th Crisler however was found to be injured in the same in too serious a condition for treat year ment and ambulance called to hi in to a Cape hospital Before the victim could be ed in the ambulance however he total 289 period last Fatalities for the first months nf the two years art shown as 1939 38 killed 1938 27 killed Captain Sheppard said that the died His body was taken to big increase is of course partly Undertaking Co where an due to the tact that the Patrol examination was made and his has a complete coverage on re- family notified The body was ports of such accidents this moved to a Xew Madrid funeral last year many of them were home later Monday night not reported A long deep cut on the left side have about 97 per cent of head bare the complete coverage he said Any skull showing a compound frac comparison made with last year ture that may have been the im- and this year can therefore mediate cause of his death ly be considered as authentic though his neck appeared to e cause last year we did riot get been broken and he had complete reports other noticeable internal Mr ana Mrs Jerry D Russell will I July at the observe their golden wedding t T- f r with Rev C t- pastor of the church of officiating Inter made in the Sikeston in this Damages of John Reiss and the alienation of affections case from Poplar against Helen Welsh Johnson by Annie Laurie Rodgers Ann son dismissed the divorce case and is being operated in con against Edward Jackson Mr and Mrs little daughter Joyce Marie of Mr tie Miami Fla are guests this week member of the family is of the brother Red Ellis Brother of Arch S T v and John and wife on South Scott street Mr Ellis has been in the United States for the past 21 years i and at present has charge of the landing field for dirigibles at Miami He and his Russell and Mrs The celebration wia be in form of a family with a dinner to be served the noor hour Mr Russell ar i his wife with Arden Mrs Stuppy who was 51 years of age died at noon Friday July in Sikeston sperm famly week-end and expect several days here Ellis is a native of Sikeston having lived here until he joined the in DEXTER THEATRE DAMAGED BY FOtE Damage estimated at about tne former Miss McHenry 21 following a two months illness of dropsy She was born July 4 in Union City Term Her death occurred at the family home train service betw t SIKESTON GIRI TO CH Propst daughter of Mr and Mrs Harley of Sikeston ami J I Cox Ir son of Mr ami Mrs J L Cox of rear negroes Judgment by default was by A W Carr in a note TI the total sum of Co of was Scott county against J Sherwood Smith with both the if was the action by last were married at Mo -.3 Rev J C Charleston were m July 21 by J D the plaintiff Fred L nit Huffman Carson defendant of the former They are the occurred ai me mmv justice of the peace ents of fourteen children twelve on Lake street ms lu that i itv of whom are living Mr Russell is r large sawmill at POPLAR IN CRASH external injuries His right leg waa broken and mangled at the knee Crisler was a large weighing over two hundred Glen Hudson of Poplar Bluff pounds I instantly killed and his two Although witnesses stated that j companions suffered injuries of Crisler to make no at a minor nature when the tempt to stop garagemen told The bile they occupied ran off the Herald that they had to pry the shoulder of Highway 60 near the off the floor board be Cane Creek bridge skidded and fore could move the death upset in a ditch The accident car Apparently foot curred shortly before midnight on the at the in- 1 Saturday stant he crashed Witnesses ad- Hudson and his companions the theory that Crisler Sherman Carnahan and Clifford made little attempt to get around Mann were returning home from a the truck for fear of turning over nearby tavern Hudson's head was at the fast rate of speed at which crushed and the other two young he was traveling He was unable men suffered cuts and bruises no to take to the shoulder because of considered serious Both were re- the oncoming truck I leased after receiving medical There was no other traffic and treatment at a Poplar Bluff of the cars were burning pital I lights as dusk had not as yet fully settled Rev and Mrs Lawrence Ray The front of will return to their home in bile rammed under the bed of the Buren Friday after several days truck pushing the of spent here due to the illness and the truck forward and sending all j death of Mrs Ray's mother Mrs I Continued to Page Ten i George Stuppy Surviving Mrs Stuppy is her a husband George Stuppy of ton and one daughter Mrs rence Ray of VanBuren Mo Her mother Mrs Georgia Cox and BE HELD 13 two brothers E W Cox and i shall Cox all of Sikeston and one of sister Mrs Florence Forrest of do two Howard MARSHALL REl MON TO The fourth reunion couple were attended Holmes of Sikes J H Daniels Jr of Charleston Fl NERVI FOR AGED WOMAN at Sikeston hich school The groom who attended Charleston on Sunday August at grandchildren Charles Grove in the McMullin and Betty Ann Ray Out-of-town schools is engaged in farming with his father and the young couple plan to make their home at th farm residence for the present MILK SPILLED AS DAIRY TRUCK was caused by a fire which the Marshall will be held Matthews survive as broke out Tuesday night in th Dexter Theatre Dr T G Brenlinger owner of community Plans are being out-of-town relatives and the theatre was rewinding a film formulated for the event friends wno attended the funeral when it caught on fire The at which a larger number than Sunday were Mrs James ence marched quietly outside and expected t attend Of Memphis Tenn Mrs i i John R McCullough of St Louis THE WEATHER Mra Susie Douglas Mrs Pierce Approximately gallons n Mrs Mildred Lemon and was spilled and two Cooler nights and slightly children of Mayfield Ky Mrs biles were considerably damaged er temperatures this week Jack Latimer Mrs Eva Latimer at six o'clock this morning wrier ed Southeast a Miss Charlotte Latimer Howard a Reiss Dairy by H ure of relief from the continuous Latimer all of Marston Mr and K Lane collided the rear firemen had the blaze under con- trol within a few minutes Dr Brentlinger suffered painful burns on his right hand and arm HIGH SCHOOL BAND TO PLAY TONIGHT I 1 1 L IL 1 i i 1 4 -J 1 V 3 Vi oppressive heat that has made Mrs Robert McBride and children of a Chevrolet driven by one of the most disagreeable Mr and Mrs Lloyd and Glenn Alexander r at Church of the in Wednesday Mrs The bride was a junior List who it o it the of a Ezra in Kev Harold Ray was in of the services ana in the Sikeston cemetery with Arden Ellise service Mrs Wnght who AS 13 died of the ties of age She her early life in but many years had her in Morehouse Surviving Mrs sons Ezra Albert Wnght all of Moreh V -j Members of the Sikeston high one thp most school band under the direction of of lne year Threatening children of materialize and the need for I of Cape Girardeau be felt Earl Mertz of Commerce R D Sorrells high school music and showers failed supervisor will present a brief con- cert at o'clock tonight pre- ceding the Softball game it has been announced report A short program of familiar Continued fair and warmer is music will be played by the young tne forecast for Southeast Missouri musicians during the next several days Oran Mr and Mrs Sikeston Groves and Miss Goldia The accident IRONTON EDITOR OF way 61 about north of to State Tuesday afternoon the band played a number of selections in American Legion Park drawing a large crowd of listeners The maximum temperature for Gus of Ste Genevieve and Mrs Albert Stone of Cairo Ill Mrs A D Anderson of land Calif who is making an ex- tended visit at the home of Mr Trooper John Tandy who ter gated the accident that the 1 pulled across the line as he ed to pass him while the in- that the dairy truck driver had given no signals of the week was 91 degrees reported j and Mrs C C Pinnell here is re- to pass The truck overturned yesterday while the mercury f eh ported to be improving following lowing the collision to a low of 67 Friday severe attack of fever arrests have been made Frank P T- editor vV publisher isf Iron of i Ironton last Fr: iiy lowing a w illness besKies 10 s one son Ely P Ake who with his father in management of the weekly paper and a daughter Mrs P U DeSoto Mo IV t S
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