The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 18, 1949 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 18, 1949
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PAGE TWO BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, APRIL 18, Fires Spreading In State Forests 17 New Blazes Crop Up in Woodland* In N. Arkansas LITTLE ROCK, April 18 (If) — Krest fires In North Arkansas are cpreadlng. About 17 new fires have been reported In a five-county area near the Missouri border. The counties are Randolph, Fulton, Baxter, Oz- srk and sharp. Assistant Forester R. M. Henry said fire-fighting crews have been unable to battle their way to about 25 large blazes which have been raging out of control soi 1 the last 25 hours. "We need help and need It bad," Henry reported In Issuing a call for additional crews. He said about 250 men, including Stale Forestry personnel and volunteers, have Joined In the battle against the new outbreak of fires. Strong winds whipping through the wooded mountainous areas have hindered the lire fighters. Henry said additional equipment has been rushed Into the Salem and Hardy sections, where most of Uie new outbreaks occurred. The only hope In overcoming the '"critical situation," Henry said. Is a "sudden rain." Allied Airlift Flies 73,000 Tons HI Day BERLIN, April 18-W'i—The Bllloct airlift flew nearly 13,000 tons of supplies Into Berlin yesterday—at least as much as they moved dnlly by trains before the Russians imposed the blockade. The official tally sheets showed 12,9)0.0 short tons of food, coal and other supplies lugged over the Russian blockade In 1,398 flights in the 24 hours ending at noon. Tills Is the equivalent of what could have been curried In 22 freight (rains, composed of about 1,100 German- size cars, which are slightly smaller than the American ones, Before lite blockade was Imposed last June, however, the Russians permitted only a maximum of 21 trains a day. Todny's tannage exceeded by more tlmn 50 per cent the previous record of 8,246,1 tons set April 11. The tremendous effort also assured a new weekly tonnage record. The effort to smash the previous record had aimed at a new one of 10,000 tons in one day. This goal was surpassed by almost 3" per cent. IRELAND Continued from Page 1 British. The rebellion flared sporadlcnlVj Jor live years until In 1921 the British Parliament set up the Irish Free State. Little by little, the ties which bound this free state to England were whittled away until, last December, the last one was cut. This was a provision In the constitution of the Dominion of Eire (as the free state had become) permitted the British king to ac r credit Eire's diplomats abroad. ' Ireland was legally a completely Ire country then but the formal independence proclamation was put off until today In order to pay tribute to the men who gave their lives for freedom. This means that Ireland's Independence day will come on a different date each year—the day after Easter. Diplomats, including U.S. Minister Oeorge A. Qarrelt. will congratulate Irish leaders at a reception In the presidential mansion. President Truman has sent a telegram saying "I send you (President Kelly) and the Irish people on behalf of the people of the United. States of America sincere good wishes for thec continued wey»re and.•>prosperity of your, 'Kunltf." ' ,. Tonight the skies above Dublin win light a» day as thousands of fireworks are Bet off in Phoenix Park. The 24-hour celebration will end «t midnight as two an one half million citizens of the new republic echo: "It was a great day for the Irish!" Sale of Singte Block Of Stock Brings Million NEW YORK, April 18. Wl—A $1,000,000 block of stock changed hands for cash In Ihe exchange Saturday. In one of the largest such deals since the war, 10.82? shares o Chrysler Corp. common stock sole at 950.52 R share, or sn exact to. tal of 1996.055.50. The sale WR. made at an advance of 12V^ cents a share. The stock closed at $51.81',!,, a gain for the day of $1.75. Wall Streeters pointed out it rather unusual feature of the transaction. Banks are closed on Saturday, so presumably some well- heeled gentleman must have been wandering around a brokerage house with .»1,000,000 cash In his pockets, Kathy Hero Still Needs a Job jo Adjustments Made] Rain and Snow Hit Middlewest, Move Eastward CHICAGO, April 18—yi')—The storm which doused a large section of the northern middlewest with rain and heavy snow showers yesterday was creeping slowly eastward today across lower Michigan. The moisture generally was light, heaviest amounts hanging generally around a third of an Inch. Freezing temperature were in prospect for tonight throughout most of the upper Mississippi Valley, accompanied by frost If the skies clear. A mass of "very balmy" weather, was moving eastward from Canada and the Northern Rocky Mountain area with enough punch to ever- spread all the northern plains states by Wednesday. Pair weather <vas reiwrtcd over the rest of the nation with temperatures around normal. Snow Suits Unwanted ST. LOUIS—Three men tobbec a parked automobile, belonging to a salesman, James Lane, of a suit case. When police finally caught the men, they still had the suitcase but Its contents, II snow suits had been scattered under the blistering sun Ina vacant lot. Arkansas Penitentiary •las Financial Trouble LITTLE HOCK, April 18. ilf>— The Arkansas F'enitcntlary has fl- lauclal difficulties. Slate Comptroller Lee Roy Heas- ey sported the Institution owes about $I5U,000. He said It may be ixjssiblc for the penitentiary to ;iay off about $100,000 worth of :lebts aller July 1. Meanwhile, creditors have been asked to meet with the Arkansas Hoard of Pardons and Paroles, which governs the Institution, In :iopcs of working out some solution- Beaslcy said ihc creditors will be asked to accept part payment of their bills until the Penitentiary sells Its 1043 cotton crop nexc fall. Missourian Claiming To Be 104 Dies at Home DONIPHAN. Mo., April 18 MV- George .1 .Allen, who claimed to be 104 years old, died at his home near here early Sunday. He was born in Kentucky January G, 1845. He claimed to have walked more than silly other man, making several Lslixs to the west on foot I5e also went to England a few yrar.s belore opening of World War Two touring thai country and never accepting a ridi 1 . Endurance Fliers 195 Hours Away From Their Goal FULLERTON, Calif., April 18— 'j—Endurance filers Bill Binds and Dick Rletlel are just 195 hours away this morning from their goal of 1000 hours in the air. The new record holders refueled last night shortly after they spoke with their families by radio. Hot! admitted they were anxious to get back home. Rtedel was especially anxious a bout his 10-year old son. Richard Jr., crippli-d with arthritis. The boy suffered a relapse shortly after tile ainnen took off March 15. He Is still unable to walk, his mother said yesterday. Insurance Men Meet MEMPHIS, April 18-W—A Joint convention of Ihe Arkansas and Tennessee Associations of Mutual Insurance Agents opens here today for a two-day session. Read Courier News Want Ads. Service — That' $ Our Motto! We spare no effort In providing an EXTRA everyday prescription service, which means extra convenience to you Peel free to call on us at any time Prompt delivery service. Phone 501. WOODS DRUG STORE Orpheus A, Kelly, 40-year-old hero who made numerous descents 90 iucl into Die earlh lo rescue Htlle Kathy Fiscus, picks up his unemployment cheek at the Alhambra, Calif.* stale employment oflice. Kelly is still out of work, despite many promises of assistance fiom nil sides as he toiled to save Kathy. Keel Is Laid for 65,000-Ton Flattop To Be Sea-Going Base for Bombers Arkansans Attend Many faster Services ISy the Associated Press Traditional Easter services commemorated the resurrection in Arkansas. About 5,000 worshippers attended sunrise services atop Hot Springs Mountain Sunday. This was the 15th annual presentation of the religious pageant. Thousands of Arkansans Joined Christians throughout the world In attending • special church services. Special sunrise programs .were held at Conway, Hope, Stuttgart, Camden and other cities. Easter egg hunts were the order for the day for the younger set. WTrie \feather was ideal for the usual parade of new spring apparel. Ills Own, Perhaps ST. LOUIS — An unsuccessful ndldate for commltteman In the court Ward has proof that people on't appreciate favors. In the prl- ry, he chauffered 14 voters to the ling places. When the ballots were inted, the candidate. Henry C rtz had one vote. John Steelman Heads Arkansas State Society WASHINGTON, April 18 (/TV-Trie new president of tl-e Arkansas State Society In the nation's capital fc John Steelman, assistant to President Truman. He succeeds A. B. Bonds, who recently returned to Arkansas to take over the Job as State Education Commissioner. Other officers include: Claude M Hirst, H. K. Thatcher. Ray Davis and Clyde Ellis, vice presidents; Miss Janice Dilldny. corresponding sec retary; Miss Ella Raines, reportin secretary; Miss Hazel Rhodes, trca surer, and Miss Pay Turner, assis tant treasurer. RCA ictor Records Cruising Down the River The Thrw Suns Sunflower Ray McKlnley B'ali Ha'I Ferry Como Tuba Tex Bencke Lady of Spain The Thret Suns Sunrise Serenade Glenn Miller HOC Dream Street Freddj Martin The Rosewood Spinet Sammy Kaye Holiday] In Song Jack Arthur Sambo and the Twins P»ul Wing "Serenade" (Album) The Three Suns T* Mather (Album) Eddy Arnold Adams Appliance (iPl— The keel of Ihc world's largest* fllrcrnft currier—big enough to handle bombers capable of currying atom bombs—was laid today. No ceremony attended start of work on the 05,000-ton super flattop, which has been the center of a hot controversy between the Navy and (he Air Force. The Air Force regards the $186,000,000 carrier, which will be named the United States as an Invasion of the fleJd of hin%-iiiii%c strategic bombing, a field to which the air 'orce claims exclusive rights. The Na/y (tonics this and con- :cncis ils planes of 1D52 should have corresixmdinisly up-to-the-minute RKoing airstrips to operate from. Laying of the keel today ended a week of uncertainty as to whether the shl would be built. President Truman and Secretnry of Defense Louis Johnson both declined last week to answer questions whether the ship would be built. President Truman aud Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson both declined last \veck to answer questions whether (lie Navy would get Its giant carrier. Only a handful of persons witnessed the keel laying. They included a half dozen Naval officers, several shipyard officials anil reporters and photographers. The carrier, iirsl ship of the Navy's postwar building program, w'.ll be 1090 feet long. She will have a beat at the water line of 130 foot with a maximum fixed width above the water line of 100 feet. Whatever Your SIZE Eiirly Secilcr "Ku ndreci-mile-an-horn " trains are not new. Locomotive No. 999 of the New York Central liauled the Empire State Express at a speed of 112 miles an hour in 1893. or WEIGHT $ 25 or more trade in allowance on your jltl washer, regardless of make or condition, on a new BENDIX Automatic Washer This Is Your Chance for Real Savings—Come in Todav HUBBARD & HOKE Appliance Co. this Sm-o-o-th Serfa Mattress Guarantees Perfect Sleeping Comfort You Sleep On 11 . . . Not In It Yes,wesaid $ 2369 48 *For the /9-J9 Pi/r^rJ Eight. MfMfP Club Sedan — dtliicrcd fjcrc — tljlc and lord U.\ei. ('/ any. fender tbiclJj ($IK) and \ibitt i'tdetiaiii <S2l), txlra. 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