The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 11, 1948 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 11, 1948
Page 11
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THURSDAY, MARCH 11,1948 BLTTHEVTLLE . (ARK.)' COURIEK NEW! DC-4 Crashes; 12 Lose Lives Big Plane Carried Light Passenger Load; One Survives By Steve Doilnliue CnlUd Presi Stiff Correspondent CHICAGO, March II, (UP) - A four-enginod DC-4 Mln airliner . crashed «nd burned during a takeoff in i light snowstorm liwt nlfjnt, killing 11 of the 13 pussengm and 4|crew members. •F On« at the dead was > child, Al- Stewardess Loses Life Trying to Save Small Child CHICAGO. Mar II. (UP)—Officials said today 'that a beautiful blonde stewardess died vnlnly attempting to .save the life of a child •board her Delta DC-4 airliner l«»t night when the big plane, crashed and killed 12 of Us 13 passenucrs and crew members. Rescue workers who pulled Hie bodies of the crash victims from the burning wreckage round seven- year-old Alfred Meo, ,'r.. clasped In the arms of Stewardess Sue Young, 26, of FayeUeville, N. c. Officials believed that Mtss Young _ _, ... cluped the youngster in her «rms fred Meo, Jr., believed to be about Tennessee Plans Anti-TrumanVote Delegates May Be Instructed to Back Any Other Candidate NASHVILLE. Venn.. March 11. <UP)—Tennessee's delegates may carry only one set of orders on presidential nominees to the Democratic national convention—don't voto for President Truman—a high ranking party member told the United Press today. He said a resolution leaving (h> 12. His mother, Mrs. Tripolino Meo, Chicago, was the sole survivor but attendants «t Holy Cross Hospital said her condition was "very eritl- .cal." The big plane smashed Into an empty field just North of the municipal airport a few seconds af'-'.'r it was airborne on i flight to Minmi via Cincinnati »nd Jacksonville, Fla. Among the first bodies pulled from the plane were those of thi pilot, Capt. Grover Lee Holloway, 36. of College Park, Ga., and the co-pilot, John S. Disc-sway, 25, at Atlanta and Hollywood. Fla. Their radio headsets still were clamped over their heads. The other crew members were a pretty stewardess, 25-year-old Sue » Young of Faycttevllle, N. c.. ami .the purser, Marvin G. Hairston, 21. Avondale Estates, Ga. The list of dead included several prominent Chicagoans. Among them were Harold L. Levy, one of the city's leading criminal lawyers, and his brother, Ralph, a wealthy Insurance broker. They were en route to Miami where their father was critically ill. A mistrial had been called in a famous Chicago murder trial 50 that Harold Levy could make the trip. . The DC-4 aircraft are designed for a capacity of 44 crewmen and passengers. Delta Airlines officers said the plane's passenger list lait nipht was "unusually light." ^ The plane took off at 10:55 p.m. ^ajpceding due North on the runway. It was barely 50 feet in the air, j witnesses said, when it seemed 'o ' /alter, then zoomed up to 300 feet.V slid off on its rinrit wing and crash- | erl in a field just North of 55th I Street and West of Cicero Avenue, j It was enveloped instantly by j flames. j • Fire trucks, ambulances and crash vehicle* raced toward the scene, where bits of smoke-blackened metal was strewn over an area of 500 - leet. • Rescue workers were forced back momentarily by flames, then drove forward to reach the bodies amongst the white-hot, wreckage, parts •>< .... .......... _ .... when the plane faltered In Uking- | delegates free to cast their 2S votes off from the. chlcaio municipal > lor anyone they desire except Mr. airport. j Truman probably will be introduced The plane smashed Into a field and exploded j\ut North of the airport. Alfred's mother, Mr«. Trlpollno Meo, was the sole jurvivor of the crash. She was In critical condi- tlon at Holy Cross Hospital. Doctors said she was still but expressed hope that she would recover. CoruthersvifJe Man's Mother Dies in Alabama CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo.. March 11—Mr. and Mrs. W. c. Posey returned last Sunday from Athens, Ala., where they were called on account of the death of Mr. Posey's mother, Mrs. Maria Posey, 80. Services were held at Athena Saturday which were still, flaming. They worked with poles and their bare hands to pull the bodie-s oui. Some bodies were thrown 30 feet clear of the wreckage by the Impact. Officials of Delta Airlines launched an investigation to determine the cause of the crash. Coroner A. I'. Brodie set an inquest for Friday. Controls "Locked" Witnesses said it appeared that the plane's controls had locked. Airlines officials doubted that the falling snow had anything to do with the crash. They said "only light fluffy snow" was falling at the time and that conditions other- j wise were -pevfe:!." I The ceiling was 1,500 feet and vis- - ibihly eight miles.- Joe Henelcy. 30, a concessionaire at the field, was the first to reach the crash scene .He was driving by on his way to work. "The plane flew directly over my car," he said. "It veered to ths left, and the right, nosed straight up into the air and then plunged .into the ground." he said. "It exploded like a giant warshell as it hit. "I Jumped out of my car and ran over to the wreckage, but the flames were so intense I early at the state convention. "Hie party leader, who asked that his name not be used, would be In a position to have such a resolution introduced himself. Date for the state convention to be held here, and for Concessional unconscious | District conventions to be held here earlier the same day, will be set by the Siate Democratic Executive Committee In a meeting here Monday. It is reported that a date In April may be selected Instead of the mid-May meeting time of post conventions. The "unlnstructed except against Truman" probability, he said, Is based on three factors. These are sentiment against' President Tru- mnn and his civil rights program, that no major Democratic leaders in the slate have come out openly for the president since the civil rights issvie started a southern "revolt," and the fact no major movement apparently has begun for any other specific candidate yet. 19 Escape Death When Plane Loses Propeller, Crashes N'EW ORLEANS, March 11. (UP) —A Navy plane carrying 19 pa.ssen- ters, including an rnlUted WAVE, made an emergency crajih lauding and burned at DonaldsojivllU, !*• . early iniUy, but only two peraom were hurl. The Eighth Naval District report - cd the injmod men sutlered from shock. Leo VUtlingly, "DcntlcUon- vllle chief of police, said three persons received treatment at a ho«- pltal there early till* mornlni but were discharged. The, plane, en rout* from Penia- cola, Fla, to Corpus Chrlitl, Tex., was forced down aft«r It lo*t a propeller. Mattlngly nld the plant's brakM did not.hold In th* fati iround on the »rnerBency Undlni atrip, He said it bounced acroaa a field and over a hljhwajr befor* crashlni against a levee. Gl Abroad Contacts Family by Radio SEATTLE tUP) — Stationed nt Nuernberg, Germany, SjSgt Ha.rold Lander has a novel way of communicating with his Seattle parctits Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lander. He is a maintenance man for -in Army radio station in Nuernberg and while talking with short-wave hams in the United States, he asks J any one listening to drop a card to his parents. Fir» House Burnt Up; So Do Firemen NR8COPBCK, Pa, (UP) _ Tlw f»c« of the volunteer firemen of Nescopeck were red. Kin broke out in the town flrehouie while nine firemen were In the IjiilldliiR. Prevented by thick smoke from entering the uuement when the blnw waa centered. Ihey were fore- ed lo Dee the bulling, To add In- xnll to Injury, when they rolled out the fire truck. lh« found the ni'tnest fire plug frown. Resignedly (hey oiled In three fire companlti from nearby Berwick. PACK. ELKVXK City Council Ge*< Gift Of Packaged Garbage SUTLER, Pa, UP)—(OHUcni of thin community have boeri ('aught In the middle In a year-long riliuut* between Ih* city council and the Butler Refuse Collection Co. GurhKKfl complaints JumjH'd from IraU houotwfft aolvod th» problem of firbatt dlspo«al, at leut to h*r own satisfaction. She stalked Into city hall council chambers, plunked down » ribbon-wrapped package and departed saying, "Maybe you know what to do with it. 1 don't." The package contained garbaii*. 31 In ISM to 19.097 In 1947. One tuition, being paid by the foveiu- merit und*r the OI bill. The Institute offera an It-month* course and nil an enrollment ol J35 xtu- Three Accused by FBI Of Bribing VA Officer MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 11 (UP) •Three men were, at liberty under 52.000 bond each today accuaed of bribing John O. 6im» of Nashville, a Veteran's Administration officer In connection with the operation of a mechanical school for veterans. The FBI identified the men as Homer C. Smith, accountant, Waller L Davis, auto dealer, both of Memphis, and Albert V. Shannon, of Lake Cormorant, MUs., a planter, all principal owners of the Tennessee Mechanical Institute,- Inc., here. The FBI's complaint alleged > »500 bribe plan to Influence the VA ofdclal t« continue charging vet. erans I486 a year for training. Sims, as contract officer, vocational rehabilitation and education division had reduced the amovlnt per term by $50. Davis, Smith and Shannon denied the charges. 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