The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 14, 1951 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 14, 1951
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I TVESDAY, AUGUST 14, BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGB rm Charred Rubble Marks Pyre Where 11 Died in 'Crash' SEATTLE, Aug. 14. (AP)—Charred, smoldering rubble and melted metal marked the pyre today where at least 11 persons were consumed in gasoline-fed flames spewed out from a crashed B-50 Air Force bomber. Those who lived remembered the ,hot breath of deatli that swept through a hill- Bide'apartment house into which the medium bomber plunged yesterday afternoon mom^ft after taking off on a routine check-out flight. Dozens of persons In Seattle's •oulh end Industrial section saw the doomed plane suddenly lose altitude from 700 feet up and veer o[f lharply to the right. With Its four engines churning at ipparent full power, a wing dipped violently, the B-30 flicked against the side of a brewery, then plowed Into the frame and brick Lester Apartments on the hill behind. "The noise was so loud I thought It was a jet coming." recalled Fred Prout, who was below the residential hill. "Then I saw it, the wings at a SO-dceree angle to the ground- straight up and down." In the next said he ran through a fire-filled hall and heard screams coming from the unit occupied by Al Mason, one of the missing. Mrs. Mason's body was the llth taken from the wreckage. Nelson said parts of the roof, turned Into firebrands, fell on him as he ran. He was nearly trapped as he paused to look for his faithful [log Tippy. William Cain saved his wife by dropping her through a second-story window and then jumping, after her. Mrs. Cain's hair was singed and she suffered multiple bruises. Her hus- and said "it seemed like an eternity, instant It struck and burst into flames. Si* Were of Crew Six of the dead were members of the plane's crew—three Air Force men and three flight analysts from the nearby Boeing Airplane Company, maker of the B-50. The other five known victims were dwellers In the 49-unit apartment house whose entire north end was destroyed. Firemen 'probed the still-hot debris until midnight, searching for the remains of others who might have bee'n trapped in the inferno touched off by the plane's 3.500 gallons ol high test gasoline and 300 gaUwis of oil. The hunt was to be rd^ned shortly after daybreak. Twelve persons in the apartment building were painfully burned or Injured in the impact or their escape from the lightning quick spread of the flames. Three Unaccounted For Three residents were unaccounted for at an early hour today. Seventy-six year old Peter Nelson who occupied an upper apartment old son, Danny, on the bed of their apartment, "There was a tremendous crash,' he said. "My wife opened the door Into the hall and rushed the flames. She slammed the door shut. I Jumped out the window and she tossed the baby to me. Then she jumped ont after me. We lost everything, but thank God we're alive and the good people here are wonderful In their offers to help out." Though Thomas and his family were hurt In their escape, he rushed back into the building to help others break down locked doors In a hunt for trapped neighbors. One of the victims. Mrs. Evelyn Smith Macabeo. 25, was Identified by her tearful husband from the but I supposed it all happened in a fraction of time." Playing With Son John Thomas. 24, who said he! wedding ring he placed on her tin- came to Seattle a year ago with ger two months .ago. She was the "only a dime in my little old pock- daughter of Dempster Smith, et," was playing with his 8-month-1 (2407 N. Kedzie Blvd.) Chicago. Harriman Asks Shah For Moderate Talks 80 Missing Or Dead after Crash Series TEHRAN, Iran, Aug. 14. (AP) —, U.S. trouble-shooter W. Averell! rlarriman called on Shah Mohammed Rez& Pahlevl today to appeal for continued moderation In the' critical British-Iranian oil talks. While President Truman's special envoy met Iran's ruler, Premier Mohammed Mossadegh called the cabinet into special session to discuss the latest British offer to settle the oil nationalization dispute. Neither the British nor the Iran- inns would disclose the specific details of the offer, presented last night by Chief British Negotiator Richard Stokes. But Informed sources said Mossa- degh's first reaction was coolness toward the British proposal for Joint operation of the Anglo-Iran- West Says WorW Youth Meet 'Near Disaster' tor, Reds BERLIN, Aug- 14, </P>—The Western Allies sized up the world youth festival in Berlin today BA a near disaster for communism in Germany. Official observers are planning to report back to their governments at the end of the festival this week the following conclusions: 1—East German Communist 35 Die as Excursion Bus Plunges into Icy Lake youth were exposed to West Berlin in such numbers they may flood their home areas with pro-western feeling. , 2—Many delegates from the satellite nations, restricted to the Soviet sector of Berlin, were impressed by the fact that the cause o( communism has been stopped cold on the iron curtain border and sn't pushing westward. 3—The lack of enthusiasm among the German youth has cast a sharp reflection on the party indoctrina- tion work and the men rapomlbta for it. West officials estimate the Communists will have spent upwards of $40,000,000 on their show by tht end of thts week. U.S. high commission agencies and channels are spending about $250,000 dollars to show the Soviet Toners how life LB on thifl sidt of the iron curtain. BOLANZO, Italy. Aug. 14. WPj— Thirty-five persons were drowned ast night when a crowded excur- ion bus plunged into an icy Alpine Lake. Only one passenger, a woman, •as saved- Police said she crawled .hrough & bus window and was lulled from the waters of Lake lesla near the Swiss border by everal men in a rowboal. eries, which Iran nationalized las spring. Stokes did reveal that Britain offered a guarantee against any in terference In Iranian affairs—a sor point in which etxreme nationalist have based heated charges agains Britain during her years of oil op orations in this country, It is believed Harrlman appeal ed to the Shah to use his influence to keep the talks from breaking down the delicate point as to whether British oil experts should continue to operate the installations under the new Iranian National Oil Company. Britain has reviewed her offer to turn over all assets of the British- owned AIOC to the Mossadegh government and to abolish AIOC as COMRADE'S SALUTE—A new Communist salute, an "over the head double handclii V emerged from a three-day, Red-sponsored "Peace Crusade" at Tehran, Iran. Here, a member of the "peace crusaders" shows a crowd of demonstrators how the handclasp works. One Iranian suggested that the salute was "copied'from an American boxing movie." Missourian Urges 'Get Tough 1 Policy Over AP's Bill Oatis Sturgeon fisheries are of value in the Black, Caspian and Azo\ areas. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. *MURR COTTON BOLL WASHINGTON. Aug. 14. Asserting that imprisoned. SEATTLE, Aug. 14. (A 1 )—A series of airplane accidents along the NorUi Pacific ak lanes has left dead or missing at least 80 people, including five Seattle apartment house dwellers killed yesterday wh«n ttieir home was hit by a crashing. B-30. £ tit more personi a board the plane were killed. Ji'34 one day earlier a Navy patrol bomber with 12 aboard vanish- ednyer fehs Alaska peninsula. Hope not been abandoned for the men. The string of ill luck capped by the Aug. 13 crash began July 21 when a Korean airlift plane carrying 38 persons vanished on or near the Alaska coast. A smaller plane disappeared July 27 with its pilot and two New Jersey women who were passengers, A Queen Charlotte Airways plane carrying seven people was lost along the British Columbia coast Aug. 4. Last Mohda y a Navy patrol plane carried nine men to death In a plunge into Puget Sound. Ian Oil Company's wells and reftn- such In this country. Balloons of Friendship Waft Toward Red Czechoslovakia MUNICH, Germany, Aug. 14. t/P) , —Two thousand balloons carrying i messages of western friendship for the Red-ruled Czechs wafted toward Czechoslovakia today. The balloons were sent up last nEght from a point in southern Germany near the Czech border by the American crusade for freedom organization. They carried 2,000.000 leaflets with this message for the Czechs: "A new wind is blowing. The tree world Is thinking of you dally and keeps contact with you." Some of the balloons were designed to explode at 30,000 feet scattering 2,500 pamphlets each over Czechoslovakia. " spondent William N. Oatis will die 'within a few weeks in a Prague ail" unless rele?sed. Rep. Armstrong (R-Mo) yesterday urged the House to "get tough" with Red Czechoslovakia. Armstrong made his plea for strong action as the House approached a vote on a resolution, of protest to the Czech government which imprisoned the Associated Press newsman on espionage charges. The U.S. government has labelled the charges baseless. Armstrong claimed sufficient back ing to p ass a resolution not only condemning the action but calling for Immediate cessation oJ commerc ial ties with Czechoslo - vakia and eventual severance ol diplomatic relations if necessary: Armstrong said he hart received information from Ray Broke, whom he identified as a free-lance writer. 0P) — to the effect that Oatis Is "getting corre-j the full treatment of confinement and torture." Tuesday "Redhead And The Cowboy" Rhonda Fleming Glenn Ford Also Warner News 'Powder Puff Derby Slated SANTA ANA, Calif., Aug. i*. CAP)—The annual powder puff derby of women fliers starts here to morrow, with 80 women in 50 planes heading for Detroit and the national atr races. The women will make overnight stops in Tucson, Ariz., Dallas, Tulsa, St. Louis and Ft. Wayne, Tnd. The race will be judged on ela sed time and handicapped on the plane manufacturers' advertised cruising speeds. The Santa Ana Junior Chamber of Commerce and the ninety-nines women fliers' organization, are sponsoring the air derby. MOX Phone 4821 Show Start! Weekdays 7:00 Sat.-Sun. 1:00 Always a Double Feature Tuesday & Wednesday MONEY Wednesday & Thursday "UP IN ARMS' Dannye Kaye Dinah Shore Also News & Shorts Miles North on Hiway CnofeOMUtB bdmUWAT (•*•• ruilm fmy OXOWKM IfciorfU* Plus Sports Reel & Cartoon KIDS FREE1 FREE GUEST TICKET NIGHTS 3 BIG DAYS! Wed.-Thurs.-Fri. "SHOW BOAT" Kathryn Grayson Ava Gardner Howard Ke«l (Color by Technicolor) Ait Conditioned By Refrigeration NEW "\our Community Center" MANILA, ARK. Matinees Sat. & Sun. Ph. 58 Tuesday "Crazy Knights" Maxie Rosenbloom Wed.—Thurs. 'Two of A Kind' Lizabeth Scott Edmon O'Brien n 406 W. 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