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27.87 Saturday 24.64 Friday Bella Be wocrui'SK wcs DDf Wionr Nuabtn Newsroom 335-4561 Advertising 335-1165 Circulation 335-1165 Business 335-1155 80th Year United Press International (UPI) Copyright 1968 By Times Publishing Co., Gresnvllle, Mljj, 36701 Sunday, January 26,1969 price 15c No. 124 Explosions, fire rack Laurel after butane cars derailed r--~ -r LAUREL, Miss. (UPI)-At least 39 exploded Jan. 16 at Sprmgvllle, Ala., and dwellings, persons were injured and 30 homes half the community had to be evacuated. NTSB said In both cases, the same train-- Power was knocked out In many parts of No. 164--was Involved. the city and officials initially evacuated The tank cars involved In Saturday's about a two mile area. Residents were derallent each conWned approximately shepherded into hastily setup shelters in 33,000 gallons of butane, Sixteen exploded, schools and churches. For hours after the blasts, heavy coils of black smoke enveloped the city and debris Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) In Residents In Jackson, 90 miles to the was found as far as a mils away. destroyed Saturday when 26 railroad butane tank cars jumped the tracks and exploded In a fiery blast that hurled one tinker two city blocks. It was the second mysterious derailment of a Southern Railway train in 10 days and spewing'out fireballs that enveloped entire a representative from the National buildings. Washington was dispatched to the scene to northwest, reported seeing the fiery glow Ed Jusley, a television newsman who had Investigate. No deaths were reported, but 12-year-old girl was still missing hours after from the blasts. arisen early to report for National Guard "It looked like the whole world was on duty, said when he heard the first blast he fire," said Oscar Dukes, 62, who was rocked turned toward his window "and my the explosions, which shattered windows in from his bed when the first explosion shook Venetian blinds just turned red on me." the downtown section and made a shambles the area at 4:24 a.m. "It rocked my whole apartment," said of large portions of a 10 block area. Gov. -John Bell Williams ordered out the National Guard to prevent looting and to assist in the emergency. A train of tank cars belonging to the The derailment occurred about one and Jusley. "It looked like a nuclear blast. The one half miles north of the train depot in fireballs were immensely heated. People Laurel, a town of 27,000. The area Is near the scene were singed as far as 400 primarily a Negro residential section, but yards away," he said, also contains many warehouses. Hospital authorities said most of those Two of the warehouses and a small hurt suffered from burns or cuts, but that Alabama Great Southern, a subsidiary at the manufacturing plant were demolished by the majority were treated and released. Southern Railway System, derailed and the fires and explosions, along with the 30 _ _ . t m m* · I N LAIJ REL--A burning railroad Hog butchered in December Saturday. Sixteen of the cars, loaded with butane gas, exploded, leaving hundreds homeless and causing damage estimated in the The hog which the John Hughes which is not well cooked. millions of dollars. (UPI photo) family of Hollandale butchered and ate Robert Hughes told the DD-T Friday at Christmas time was "heavily infected" the family butchered a hog around the w i t h trichlnella spiralis, the middle of December, and froze portions micro-organism which causes trichinosis, of it to be eaten later, including a ham the University of Mississippi Medical which was served Christmas day. "The Center reported Friday. ham was boiled for a day and a half, Mrs. Virginia Franklin Hughes died of and then baked for half a day," he trichinosis early Thursday, and two of said. The family also ate pork chops, her sons, Ronnie Hughes, 10, and Carl sausage and other cuts from the hog. Hughes, 12, remain in the University Hospital in Jackson. _ employees butchered in December caused death of Mrs. Hughes Agencies unite to train for Trailco The Center By BOB BOYD DD-T Staff Writer Delta Resource Development president of DRDC, and Charles Callaway, director of the MDTA Center. Dr. Bankston said DRDC will begin a Funeral services for Mrs. Hughes were held Saturday afternoon in Lcland. She was burled in the Shaw Cemetery. (DRDC) and the Manpower $30,00 "refurbishing" job on Building Samples of the meat were collected Development Training (MDTA) Center No. 326 at the base in early February, by the Washington County Health will j oint i y train 150 prospective The building will serve as a "production Department and sent to Jackson for employees for a Trailco Manufacturing training line" where trainees will be laboratory tests by the University and Sa i es Ca p | ant which will begin taught specialized skills outlined by Medical Center's preventive medicine operat j or , in Greenville next fall. rp """" h ° " w TM° ««.*,,,.»,,», i,rm department. A Medical Center spokesman ^ n agreement between the two A daughter-in-law, Mrs. Robert said Friday the meat samples were a g enc jes, both housed at the old tfHnc f\t Wnltnnrlnln \uhr» \vnc ctripV**n **Tiaauil\T ,nfnr*t*vl ujit}l tlHohlnplla " /i i l l -- _!_ t.~~.~ ,,,r.~ - nv.Mminnn.4 Hughes of Hollandale, who was stricken with the disease at about the same time infected with trichinella." Greenville air Dr. Clarence Hull in Hollandale, who Saturday by other members of the family became 111 treated Hughes family members before " " " " " " " they were 'transferred to the Jackson hospital, said he believed the last death base, was announced Dr. P. T. Bankston, in early January, has been released from the hospital. "We didn't want to duplicate shops," Callaway said, "but each program has certain guidelines to follow. We had to get some guidelines lifted," he said, in order for MDTA to be able to transfer its trainees to Graflex In the middle of training. Bankston said Trailco officials will rrailco, he said. The production line ma p out specifications for the training will be conducted by DRDC-operated model assembly line Graflex-Singer, a corporation which has when they come to Greenville to break contracted to carry on the DRDC ground for the new plant, program. MDTA, said Callaway, will provide "basic skill training" in welding and metal fabrication for the trainees before Deadlocked jury ends KKK trial HATTIESBURG, Miss. (UPI) -The state of Mississippi failed for the second time within a year Saturday to convict former Ku Klux Klan chieftain Samuel H. Bowers, accused of plotting the fiery murder of Negro leader Vernon Dahmcr. A jury of ten whites and two Negroes, locked up overnight after failing to reach verdict, reported during the morning it 'still hopelessly deadlocked and Circuit Judge Stanton Hall declared a mistrial. Ten jurors favored conviction of the 44-year-old bachelor for murder and two held out for acquittal. Another jury last year deadlocked in trying Bowers for In the Dahmer case and a mistrial was declared. Dahmer, who led Negro voter registration efforts, died of burns suffered when nightriders fire-bombed his Laurel home Jan. 10, 1966. The state never contended that Bowers committed the bombing but maintained that he planned and ordered it. Billy Roy Pitts, a former klansman, a statement to the FBI in 1867 implicating himself, Bowers and nine other white knights in the planning or execution Dahmer raid. Pitts, sentenced to five years on a federal charge of violating Dahmer's civil rights, was the state's key witness against Bowers. Pitts testified that Bowers told the klansmen they "had to do away with nigger." He said Bowers told them was stirring up a lot of trouble." Bowers told the klansmen, Pitts said, that he wanted for the Dahmer "project" "number of three and if at all possible number four." Pitts explained there were four numbers for Klan projects: "One, cross burning; two, for whipping a person; three, burn a house or building, and murder." Bowers already faces a 10-year federal prison sentence for conspiring to kill three civil rights workers -- Michael Schwemer, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney -whose bodies were found under an earthen dam near Philadelphia, Miss., in 1964. FBI said he helped plan the triple-slaying. That conviction is being appealed. Greenville churches rush

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  1. The Delta Democrat-Times,
  2. 26 Jan 1969, Sun,
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