The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 14, 1949 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 14, 1949
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 1949 Oil-Fed Flames Threaten College Girls Dormitory Evacuated as Fire Gets Out of Control MARVVILLE, Mo., April 14. (A>>— A spectacular oil flre burned furl- outly today »s firemen battled to §ave nearby storage tanks containing thousands of gallons oC gasoline And oil. Residents of a dormitory at the Northwest Missouri State Teachers College were ordered to leave the building. Persons in R nearby residential district evacuated their homes. No injuries or fatalities had been reported two hours after the fire broke out. Two 12,000 gallon bulk storage tanks, one containing fuel oil, the other kerosene, were burning. In the path of the flames, whipped by * strong north wind, was a 12.000 gallon lank of gasoline. Nearby were 32 other large storage tanks. A chemical company from the St. Joseph Fire Department arrived to help local firemen. Mayor Clyde Roberts summoned bulldozers and other earth moving equipment to the scene. Firemen and other city officials feared the heat may rupture other tanks, spewing their contents into a small creek which runs along the Kjuth side of town. Plans were made to dam the creek, should the tanks burst. The fire started about 9 a.m., •when Dean McClurg, an employe of the B-Square Oil Company began filling a gas truck.~He said that as he turned on a light, the wire broke and sparks caught the load on flre. He managed to drive the truck out of the way, but a nearby building, housing pumps and other equipment, caught flre. It soon spread to the two tanks. The company's tanks are a half a block east of the Teachers College. President J. W. Jones of the college Immediately ordered the women's residence hall cleared. Flames leaped higher than the three story dormitory. Firemen en- route to the scene from St. Joseph •aid they could see the flames eight miles away through rain. Secretary A!armed Obituaries QUAKE Mrs. Alonxo Rattrm, Oldest Resident of Holland, Mo., Succumbs HOLLAND, MO., Apr. 14.—Services for Mrs, nettle Jane Ratterree of Holland, Mo., will be conducted at the Baptist church there et- 2 p.m. tomorrow by the Rev. - Mr. Cooper. She was the widow of Alon/.o Rattenee. Mrs. Ratterree who was 89. died at 5 p.m. yesterday at the home of two daughters, Mrs. Maud Richards and Mrs. Grace Thompson, hi Holland. She had been ill several years Burial will be In Ml. Zlon Cemetery near Cooler. Born In Nashville, Tenn., Mrs. Ratteree moved to Paris. Tenn., where she mauled In 1880. She was the former Miss Hcttie Jane Dayne. Mrs. liatteree, who wns believed to be the oldest resident of Holland, had resided there for the past 30 years. Foil' children preceded her in dcalh. Continued Irom Page 1 pl«, the >tate capital, said: Insurance building were the most .severely damaged, and were ordered closed. Six other state buildings were shaken and cracked, but Inspectors said they still were sound. Two Killed In Olymjila Two of the quake dead were in Olympla. Falling chimney bricks killed Percival Blsson, a veneer plant steamfitter. Mrs, C. W West died of a heart attack when the quack shook her hotel. Langlle's assistants reported on the condition of several slate bull dings throughout the quake area. Two dormitory buildings of Ihe Boys Training School at Chehalls, Wash., were damnged, and boys were moved Inlo the new dormitories ncarlng complelion. Two boys were hurt. Seventeen men In the old soldier's home at Retail, near Bremerton, were moved after damage to Ihcir building. Tacoma, 30 miles south of Seat- lie., reported "scores and scores" were treated for shock, bruises Governor is "Willing" To Voice Opposition To Race Track Proposal LITLE ROCK, April U. —Governor McMath »ald today that he would be willing to advke the Arkansas Racing Commission of nls opposition to a horse rating track at West Memphis if he Is Invited to do so. Asked at his news conference this morning "if there Is going to be a lace track at West Memphis," the governor replied "1 doubt it." He previously has expressed opposition to a track there and said this morning "my position on the matter has not changed." Revenue Commissioner Dean R. Morlpy, cx-officio secretary of the lacing commission, has received an application (or a horse race track franchise at West Memphis. He said it would be submitted to the conunlejsion whenever chairman Van Lyel calk a meeting of the group. She also is survived by five grand- and other minor hurts. Many down- Secrslary of the Army Keimctl Kcyall gestures with his spectacles testifying (April 13) before Senate princd services committee, lie ex- presseJ ''serious alarm" saying that iinfflcation of tile armed services In the present form Is worse than nu unification at all, and that "this country is less prepared than if the act never had pa.sscd." (AP Wircpiioto.) Teacher of Year Time-Payment Controls Still on Truman's Mind WASHINGTON, April 14. (/!')— President Truman said today lie wanls Congress to continue the government's power to control time- payment buying. The question was raised at Mr. Truman's news conference by a reporter who noted that so-called "Regulation W" expires June 30. That U the regulation governing Installment buying. Some Congress members and business men have been urging an end to the controls. They argue that dropping them would mean shot-ln-the-arm to lagging sales of many controlled Items. The Federal Reserve Board, which administers the controls, eased them a month ago, cutting the amount buyers must pay down on refrigerators, radios and some other products. The board also allowed more time to pay off the balance. Mr. Truman's remarks Indicated he does not believe the danger of further Inflation Is ended. children and nine great-grandchildren. Holt Funeral Home of Blylhe- ville is in charge. • • • Louie Hubert Caldwell Dies; Rites Tomorrow Final rites for Louie Hubert Caldwell, 49, will be conducted tomorrow at the Cobb Chapel by the Rev. E. C. Brown, pastor of the First Baptist church. Mr. Caldwell, who had been a resident of Dlythevllle since he waa 11, died at his home on Vine Street late last night or early today. He apparehtly was not ill when he retired early last night, \ ut was found dead in his bed this morning. He had been in falling health. He was born in Union City, Tenn.. and had been working as a dispatcher for the A. B, C. Cab Company here for several years. His survivors Include two sisters, Mrs. J. C. Hood and Mrs. R. Q. Cash; » brother, Howard "Oube" Caldwell and half-brother, Henry Westbrook. Pallbearers will be the following A. B. C. Cab drivers: Jack Marsh, Lloyd Crecllius. Charles Lockrldge. d Baldwin, Vernon LaFarletle. id Kcnncty Byrd. Burial will be Elmwood Cemetery. 45 Attend Organization Meeting of Air Reserves L» paging Judy Canova for a couple of films. * • • It's Len Stern's line—"Did you near about the terrible thing that happened to Glenn McCarthy? We Just discovered oil under the shamrock Hotel." .ivestock Phyllis Haag, 3B, who teaches English in Washington's Burdick Vocational High School, was picked as the nation's best teacher ol 1949. She receives a (2500 cash award. The winning letter nominating Miss Haag was lubmltted by a 16-year-old student who wa» ready to quit tchool three years ago until the te»cher instilled in her the de- sir« for learning. Salmons' Ages to Get Check at Canneries MAYWOOD, 111. — <n— Sahnor swimming up their native rivers to spawn next spring must now face an added hazard. They will not only get caught but will also to reveal their age. Knowing the a^c of selected from the 1949 catch wi! help scientists of the American Cal Company in making quality tesL of the new pack. A salmon's age is determined b; putting one of his scales under i microscope. The rings on the seal reveal the fish's approximate In much the same way that annual ar rings tell the age of a tree. Th method also enables the cannin experts to tell how much time th fish has spent in fresh or salt \vate Few Read a Lot NEW DELHI. India —W— Wit only 10 per cent of her 325 mlllto NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, HI., prll 14. Ml—(USDA)—Hogs 8,600; arrows anci gilts mostly 25 to spots 50 hipher than Wednesday's aver- ge; later trade slow; sows strong o 25 higher; bulk good and choice 80-240 Ibs 18.15-19.00: top early 925 for few loads; 250-300 UK argelv odd lots 17.75-18.50; 140-170 bs 17.25-18.50; 100-130 lb pigs in ight supply; odd lots 14.00-n.OO; good sows 400 Ibs down 15.75-17.00; over 400 Ibs 13.75-15.50; stags 11.6013.50. Cattle 7.000; calves 900; opening deals fully steady on a few good steers at 24.00-25.00; heifers and mixed yearlings active and firm: high good heifers to 25.25; cows •showins strength In active trade: few cood cows 10.00-20.00; common and medium tecf cows largely 17.50-18.50; dinners and cutters 14.0017.00; medium and good bulls steady at 19.50-20.00; cutter and common bulls n.00-18.50; vealers unchanged; good and choice 27.00-33.00; common and medium 21.00-26.00. town buildings, Including the Bankers Trust Building, were ordered evacuated. The Lowell School was roped off because Its steeple had shifted. The Holy Rosary church, pn>>>- ably the highest in Tacoma. was closed, as its cross was in imminent danger of collasping. Trains Delayed Tinins ran late between Seattle and Portland, by-passing the narrows route at Tacoma where quake- caused slides were not expected to be cleared until sometime today. Two men were hospitalized from Injuries at the Narrows bridge Tower, where a 23-ton "saddle" fell and sunk a scow. The "jinx" bridge blew down in a 1940 windstorm and Is being rebuilt. Landlocked Lake *Loutse, south of Tncoma, threw up heavy waves which threatened bulkheads yesterday. At Puyallup. also near Tacoma, geysers of water appeared suddenly during the shake in a four- block area. There were no water mains In the vicinity. A woman was Injured, not seriously, when the third floor of the Stewart Apartment In Puyallup collapsed. In Seattle a preliminary listing showed 15 buildings which suffered quake damage for amounts estimated up to $50.000 apiece. The top 100-foot section of Radio Station KJR's Harbor Island tower broke off but was still hanging from the rest of the structure. Broadcasting continued. • A man who drove from Vancouver, Wash., to Seattle during the day said It appeared the Centralia- Chehalis sector had been shaken the worst by the two-minute trem- blor. "They were keeping people out of the buildings in Chehalls until they could inspect them," he said. "How did the quake affect you?" There were scores of versions, and today the stories were snow- Apprcximately 45 attended the organizational meeting of a local chapter of an Air Reserve Association, of whicii Reserve Captain C. E. Kood was nam*d commanding officer, In the municipal court room of the City Hall last night. The group decided to organize following a. meeting of Reserves in Lltlle Rock last week. Pred Slcadman, who attendee the Little Rock meeting, reported oa tbe conference last night. Other officers named last night Include: Capt. Charles Bittner, operations pfficer; Captain ROXLSI Harp, assistant operations officer for navigation; Lt. Joseph W. McHaney, operations officer for bombardier; Lt. Lawrence clay Posey Jr., me. c s and transportation officer; and Lt. Worth D. Holder, adjutant. Shark Invades Beach And Bites a Bather TAMTICO. Mex., April 14. Wi— A shark, frightened from the sea b: naval gunfire and depth charges jumped up on Miramar Beach yes terday and bit a bather. Other bathers grabbed sticks ini clubs and beat the shark to deatl before it could get back to the wa ter. The. injured man was hospt talired. The U.S. Naval vessel John W Weeks, six miles off shore, cause the trouble. It was demonstratln its gun* and bombs for Mexican ol ficiaK Joseph Goodman (above), who sported his five-year-old son, Joey, had been kidnapped and re- eased unharmed upon payment of j32,OOD ransom is booked in the po- :ce stiuirn at (ieverly Hills, Calif. (April 12) on suspicion of grand heft. Police Chief C. B. Anderson said (Toodr.'an's arrest in the theft of a »$00 watch from Charlene Spatz, had no direct connection with me reported abduction. (AP kVirephuto.) balling win embellishments. But one mute testimonial came from » doll show being held at a downtown department store here. Some 3,000 dolts, valued at more than S100.000. were on display. After the quake a checkup showed only two were damaged. One doll's head was shattered, but the other damaged doll can be repaired. Mental Cruelty ST. LOUIS, April 14. W'|—It was mental cruelty with a new twLst in divorce court yesterday. The wife of a psychologist said he wouldn't let her mind alone, and was always analyzing her mental processes in front of friends. Mrs. Briget Fitzpatrlck obtained the divorce from Dr. William N Fitzpatrick, who was a medical student when they married Ln 1916 and turned to psychology as a hobby. Hollywood Continued from Page 8 added: ''And that's the story of mi life—but even that's good enough lor me.' Hollywood's problem boy, Larry Tierney, is reforming. He Just completed a movie in Portugal, "Kill or Be KUled. 1 ' Director Max Nosseck writes that he looks five years younger and drinks nothing stronger than milk. • • • Dinah Shore subscribed i<> the Racing Form after picking a 30- to-1 shot. ' • • * Monogram Li talking about starring 12-year-old Gary Gray in a series of westerns, litled "The Buckaroo Sheriff." . . . Republic ltd 226,300.000 letters and post cards. 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