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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLV—NO. 100 Blythevlll* t»Ur Hen Blythtville Courter BlythevlUe Herald Mississippi Valley Leader Truman Pledges Enough Force to Maintain Peace By Ernest B. Vacarro CHICAGO, July 20— (AP)— Struggling democracies had President Truman's assurance today of United States leadership to provide "enough force" to maintain peace in a world he said is endangered by broken Russian promises. • * With the Untied Nations charter signed and the collapse of Japan, he said, the peace for 'which the world had prayed "didn't come—it didn't come. "For we found that we had in , »lly an ally wtiose habit It is, THE DOMIHANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHZA8T ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI B1ATHEV1LLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 1949 Arkansas Polio Toll Increases 17th Death Recorded For State; Missco's Cases Stand at 88 LITTLE ROCK. July 20. Wj -Arkansas has recorded its 17th polio death since Jan. 1. Eighteen-month-old Jimmie Jones died of the disease at a hospital here yesterday. He was the son of Mrs. Coy Jones of Olivehurst. Calif., and was visiting at Zinc, Ark., when he was stricken. He entered the hospital July B. The latest Arkansas Health Department tabulation placed the number of cases this year at 355. No New MLssco Cases 'o new polio cases had been re_ : ted in Mississippi County at noon today, and the total number of cases still stood at 88. Tlie case reported yesterday, that of Bobby Gene Grimes. 6. was in error, since the child does not live in Driver, but in the Oosnell area, • nd is a white child rather than a Negro. He Is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Curry Grimes, and was not in school, according to the report of North Mississippi County Health Unit. Mrs. Annabel Pill, North Mississippi County health nurse said today that she made visits this morning to three of the families where polio had been reported and that and whost habit It hat betn since 1917, to make agreements for Itif purpose of breaking them," he declared. "Now It is absolutely necessary lhat we assume Ihe leadership among the democracies of the world, so that there will be enough force in this world to maintain the peace." Mr. Truman's remarks were delivered off Ihe cuff at a Shrine dinner at the Stevens Hotel last night following a formal address earlier In the day at soldier field. At the big lake front stadium he reported apparently increasing "tensions and conflicts" behind the Iron Curtains. Returns lo Washington He left the Chicago Municipal Airport in his plane, the "Independence" at 6:13 a.m. for Washington. The dinner address, his third of the day, climaxed his attendance at the Diamond Jubilee session of the Shriners of North America. Talking to 2,000 nobles and their ladies, he said if the United States had stayed out of the United Nations "the only thing left for us would be to crawl into our shells and prepare for the destruction of the world, and ourselves with It." Contrasting current expenditures with those of the war, Mr. Truman said the 1B« fiscal year budget called for spending $103,000.000.000. He said that the month after Japan folded up in September, 1945. he cancelled 560.000,000,000 in war contracts "and made a reces- nystematlc calls would be made on \ sion in ex l>enciiture5 of $63,000.000,He thought spending could be families of most cases. One of the families visited today was that of Joy Southard, two, of the Half Moon Community, who was not hospitalized during her illness with polio. Mrs. Fill reported that the child could not walk and did not have the use of the richt leg nor left arm. Clinic i> Planned ; Levi Blagg, Jr., two. son of Mr »nd Mrs. Levi Blagg, Sr., who live at the Blytheville Army Air base was returned yesterday from Little i Rock, where he had been under treatment since June 23. Earnest • Halsell flew to Little Rock to get jJSe child yesterday. Health aulhor- , IRKS have not received a dismissal I .record so it is not known whether ' or not there will be any crippling In this connection, Mrs. Pill announced today that a special crippled children's clinic, for polio victims, had been scheduled for Blytheville on September 15. Tlie details of the clinic have not been completed. Miss Dorothy Ulseth was returned to her home in Blytheville last night after being retained at the Baptist Hospital in Memphis since last Friday as a possible victim of polio or meningitis. Both diagnoses were dispelled by doctors there and she was returned to her home She I '""". unable »° ue "P. but her con- I . Qltion ts not considered serious She U the daughter of Mr. and 'Mrs. Benhard, 205 Dougan. Formal Opening Tomorrow for Remodeled Store : Formal opening of the recently remodelled Liberty Cash Grocery More on West Main Slreet has been scheduled for tomorrow B. Bailey, owner of the groc- , - said approximately $25000 went into renovating thc building and installing new equiment ; The operation has made thc store ; the city's first air-conditioned croc ery. Mr. Bailey said the air co,»i rationing figures to .lake thc store : as sanitary as possible. i Also featured in the store arc a | new self- -vice dairy and meal ' coolers, drinking fountains, lighted : shelves and checking stands designed to -.peed the How or traffic through the store. Soybeans brought down to "where we could stand it," he said, and "then came the cold war—and the European recovery program." All he has asked, he said, is that the country spend_ less than one-third of the *tiO,6oo,000,0<K) in war contracts 'and revive Europe and Asia for peace." 70.(XrO Hear Address Tlie President did not mention directly his prospective call for funds to rearm Western Europe to implement the Atlantic pact on which the Senate votes tomorrow But in his Soldier Field speech, he forecast ratifacatlon of the pact in line with what he said was "overwhelming" sentiment'for it. It was In this major foreign policy talk that he said of th communistic alliance: "Within the circle of its control today tensions and conflicts, appear lo be Increasing, it may have temporary triumphs, but in the long run it must either destroy itself, or abandon its attempt to force other nations into its pattern." He told thc gaily-attired shriners the communistic structure is betraying 'the fatal weakness or all dictatorships." Police estimated that 70.000 persons heard that address which Mr. Truman pledged this nation to continue its "great crusade for peace," by I. Maintaining a strong and stable American economy based on private and public planning to provide put." "more jobs and more out. 2. Taking steps to "Insure that the hard-won economic recovery of other free nations does not revert to stagnation and despair." Manslaughter Charge Dismissed by Judge A charge of manslaughter against Leander Townscll, 25, Cape Girar- clcau. Mo.. Negro, driver of the truck which struct and killed James Hoyt Powell, n on. South Division Street early Sunday, was dismissed In Municipal Court this morning. Townscll atid another Negro. Joe Warflcld. of Cape Girardeau. owner of the truck, were arrested immediately following the accident and placed in the county jail here TWELVE PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS STEEL FACT-FINDING BOAKI> MKKTS-Members of (he fact-finding board in the steel labor dispute stand at the White House dcor with Dr. John R. Steelma.i. presidential assistant alter holding their first meeting. Left lo right: Samuel I. Roscmimn of New York, Sleelnmn, Dr. Carroll R Daugherty ot Evanston, III., board chairman, and David L. Cole of Paterson, N. j. (AP wirephoto) Gangster Bullets Wound Four In Pre-Dawn Los Angeles Foray Hy Hob Thomas and Jim llacon «^r I ™L ANT r ( ^ LES> ^ SO-V^-Gan^™ 1 Bullets early today cut down gambling wai Jhckey Cohen and three other persons—including a state-appointed bodyguard fot the dapper hoocllum-a s the party left a smart Sunset Strip cafe. """»>""" 101 Truck Licensing Moves Slowly Deadline July 31 ( . And Only Fifth of Fees Have Been Paid With only slightly more than 20 per cent of the trucks and trailers in Mississippi County re-licenjed and -the deadline only nine days away, a record last-minute rush appeared to be shaping up today. Oscar Alexander, State Revenue Department "-'" + None ot the party was killed outright but all were In a serious condition, including Harry Cooper. 30. a special bodyguard assigncil to Cohen by the California attorney general. The other victims were Miss Dee Daviti. a blonde, and Edward (Neddie) Herbert, a. Cohen henchman. Herbert escaped 11 gangland bill- lets only a month ago as he was entering his apartment. • Cohen is Key Flffure (> Cohen Is a key figure in tlie sizzling grand jury inquiry .into police vice tieups which already has resulted in a wholesale shakeup of (he l,os Angeles Police Department. Only yesterday Attorney General Fred Hott'ser disclosed that he had assigned Cooper to guard Cohen, Monetfe Youth Killed in Crash Truck and Automobile Figure in Accident On Leachville Street An Arkansas State College freshman from Monctte was killed an . 1.200 have been relicensed to date. I sh re-licensed under an act of the | wh en shotgun clfarges ran- last legislature requiring them to "it sounded g " tonnage. at everybody hit the walk. Thet Nov Dec Mar ^ ^^^ 8 ° ybran High Low Close 266 260 U 26 5 525 220'i 225 22-!'i 219'; 224 222\ 218 222 feather Arkansas forecast ; clear lo partly cloudy tonight anci Thursday: not nimh chance in tempcrntura;. Missouri forecast; Pair south portion tonight and Thnr.«Jay. Minimum this morning—II. Maximutn yesterday—94. Sunset today—7:11." • tomorrow—5-02 : Precipitation 24 hours from 7 a.m. today—none. I Total since Jan. 1—34.12. ' Mean temperature (midway be- ilween high and low)—83.5 1 Normal mean for July—81.5. i This Date Last Year i Maximum this morning—72. ; Maximum vcsterday—91 - on a motion by Ihe PMA Head Seen as Hew Assistant to Brannan WASHINGTON. July 20. CAPp — Rcpart.s circulated In farm circles liere today that Prestricnt Truman soon will appoii> t Ralph S. Trlgg to the long vacant post of assistant secretary of agriculture. Tripe ts now serving a.s adminiv iratw .it Ihe Agriculture Department's Production and Marketing Adrainicitralion. He i.s a native ol Dallas. Tex New York Cotton Oct. Dec. M;h. May High Low . 2975 2966 2974 . 296S 2%0 2966 . 2962 Z154 2960N Pr - ; p!tation Jan. i to this <late : 31.66. iCfct. 2943 2947 T811 . The re-licensing has moved "very slowly" to date, Mr. Alexander said. Some 800 of the new licenses have been issued by the Blytheville office and about 400 have been sold by the Osceola office, he said. Late penalties similar to those imposed for late purchases of auto licenses are faced by tardv truck owners. The penalty is S3 for each 10 days or fraction thereof (hat the owner is late in getting a new license. At the end of each 10-day period, the penalty goes up another S3. This continues until the price of the applicable license is reached and then the penalty levels off. All Truck Sizes Included Mr. Alexander said many truck owners are under the Impression that the new license law applies only to large models. Th law. he emphasized, applies to all sizes and types of trucks and trailers regardless of ho\v small or how large. He also said many applicants for licenses are forgctlintr to bring the serial numbers of their vehicles when they appear to purchase the tags. Serial numbers of both trucks and trailers are required since the truck licensing process is aimed at tyinpr in with the new vehicle title registration law being put into effect. tn addition to serial numbers, applicants must present the following Information: motor number of truck: gross loaded weight (empty weight pins maximum load to be carried): number of the school district in which the applicant resides: public service Ommission nrtnbcr. if issued: and 1949 Certificate of Reeistration fplnk slip> or yellow receipt. The pink slip or yellow receipt must be presented to receive credit for one-half of the fre paid earlier . about 25 or 30 people on the street : pending investigation. A technical this year for thc IS49 license' Mr charge of manslaughter was filed Alexander sale! If either hnV hecn against Tbtvnsell and Warfield was hclrf as a material witness. The charge against Townsell was lost, duplicates may be obtained from the Arkansas Revenue Department in Little Rock, he said. Arkansas Union Leader Given Fine, Jail Term FAYETTEVILLE. Ark.. July M. 'AP>—An AFL union official tolay was fired S1.000 and .enlcnced to six months In Jail for orderine a picket line around a construction project in violation of a court order. Failing to call off the plrkcl.s was at the time. "Cooper yelled 'I'm hit'. Huditsky. a former New Administration Asks Trial Run For Brannan Plan Republicans, Aided By Dixiecrats, Try To Block Proposal WASHINGTON. July 20. (/pj — The administration opened its House battle for a trial run Brannan farm subsidy program today uy calling on Democrats not to "be led astray by the collusive comblnallon of Republican controlled farm organisations and Dixie- crats." The House convened two hours earlier than usual to open the bitter farm battle. It saw some- of President Truman's Ijest friends on Capitol Hill joining a Democratic - Republican coalition bent on healing his farm bill. Hep. Gore (D-Tenn), Usually an administration stalwart but now leading (he. opposition, drew the battle line with a substitute bill that proposes to kill the Brannan plan trial run. He proposes to continue the present rarm program into 1050. Hep. Sabalh (D-I1I) led oil for the administration with the talk of a "collusive combination." He culled the substitute "this mongrel Gore bill." Thc Illinois member, chairman of thc House Rules Committee, declared the administration bill would relieve "the consumer of unsclonnbly high food prices." while protecting farmers' income. Sabath previously had told newsmen thc administration bill, authored by liep. Pace (D-Ga), "goes too far" and he thought the present farm law should he continued. But his aides said today he apparently misunderstood thc questions of reporters when he made that statement. Itclf '.s Subsidy Principle His opening statement defended the subsidy principle of Ihe Brannan plan and he assailed the Alken law passed by the Republican-controlled 80th Congress. This law, set . , to become effective in 1050 unless Air Transport Crashes; Kills Six in Seattle Victims' Bodies Are Buried In Wreckage of Five Houses SKATTLE, July 20 (AP)—An air transport with 32 persons aboard crushed into five houses last night in a takeoff from Seattle's Boeing Field. Congress decrees otherwise, would n appeal the Alken law. and continue i el<l supports. The dore substitute . wo » ld •«>"""»« P«-«"t rigid 90 per li ' Gary Thomas, son of York City detective, said the shots came from across the street in the vicinity of the BIng Crosby building which s crves as offices lor the various enterprises or the crooner. Slicrifr's deputies later found two shotguns across the street. Cohen told the district attorney's investigator, H. Leo Stanley, that he didn't "know what the shooting was all about." Miss Florabel Muir, widely known newspaper columnist, was among those on the sidewalk. A bullet went through her sleeve and grazed her arm. She writes for Variety Magazine, the Los Angeles Mirror and the New York Daily News. Gunmen Flee on Foot Ruditsky said he found seven empty shotgun shells on th c other side of the street, lie said apparently the gunmen had fled on foot. Doctors al the Hollywood receiving hospital said that Cooper had a 50-50 chance lo pull through fie received two shots through thc abdomen. Cohen, who got H In the shoulder, was rcjwrted in serious condition Herbert also reported In critical condition, one ~\iol reportedly severing his spinal cord. The girl was shot four times In the back but her condition was reported the best of the four. Cohen is 35 ; iierbcrt, 35. and Miss David, 2(i, Cohen. «ho f:ont s as Hollywood Sec GANGSTliltS on face 12 Mr. and Mrs. Joe Thomas of Mo- ncttc. was Injured. S. U. Wilson. Jr.. 18, of Leach- bruises, a broken nose and shock, Investigating officers said. Deputy Sheriff J. W. McHaney of Leachville and State Policeman George Irwln investigated (he accident. The Investigation was scheduled lo continue this afternoon with the assistance of Deputy Prosecuting Attorney A. S. Harrison of Blytheville. The accident occurred at 8:30 p.m. on Highway IB about four blocks south of the Leachville business district. The officers said Wilson, who was southbound, was making n left turn off the highway when (.he northbound 1910 Mercury driven ny Thomas collided with the truck, a Chevrolet bearing a two-ton license. Thrown Throueh Windshield Taylor was thrown through thc windshield and suffered 3 broken neck and head lacerations. The impact knocked thc truck off Ihe highway but it did not overturn, the officers said. One of thc truck's saddle-tanks was stripped off when the Mercury "slid" along the side nf It. they reported. Tlie officers said "solid" skid marks 89 feet long were made by the Mercury's tires. The truck belonged to Olan Wilson, brother of thc d river. Youni; Taylor graduated in 1948 from Chilriress High School near Moncttp and was in his first year in Arkansas State College at Joncs- boro. He was thc brother of Scarcy Taylor of ~.akc City, who Is dep-ity circuit clerk to thc Eastern District of Craighcad County. Taylor's death was the fifth traffic fatality in Mississippi County this vrar. Agri Leader Warns Cotton Growers To Carefully Study Price Programs LITTLE ROCK. July 20. (AP) _ colion growers were warned today to carefully consider any pricing program, lest they price the commodity out of a market. The vanilng came from Aubrey D. Gate«. associate director of the University ol Arkansas Extension Service, sneaking a t thc annual cotton classing school for growers, Sinners, buyers and warehousemen. Recalling that in 1933, farmers ploughed up part of their maturing cotton crop. Gates said: a "deliLerpte" contempt of court. 'Then we priced oursclve.s out of . Chanceiy Judge John K Butt said in rinding Joe Folisom. Fort Smith union leader, guilty of violating a court injunction. FVslsom was accused of sending six men back on a picket line around building job here after Chancellor Butt had ordered the the world market. We saw every other producing company expand their production and sell cotton cheaper. Arkansas can pro- tluce cotton in competition with any other area. We can cut production." Gates went on lo say that "we picketing slopped. The six pickets j have Just begun to lift the lid to earlier were fined and sentenced to Jail. In delivering a strongly worded decision. Judge Butt said he would see what's In the package for cotton production for the future I am convinced that no commodity frroup. even representatives of cot- 2M5 2683 2680 1 injton County. not .samtior such actions in Wash- ton—the No 1 cxnovt incrtrtn frt,.n»,. 1 ..." 'rtrvJii the country's general economy. "We can't set cotton apart and say we will legislate for that crop regardless of trade policies or International policies. The cotlon farmer In Arkansas must realize lhat hif fu'ure Is tied to tiic price of prune.! in California and eggs in Oie^n." Gates advised cotton planters to famillari?** tlicmsclve.s with world ecor.omj as It relates to the cotton situation so that they can express an Intelligent opinion to their con- gre-«men and to vote Intelligently on agricultural referenda. Temperatures Soar LITTLE FIOCK. July 20. M'j-A relentless summer sun again Is blazing down on Arkansas. The mercury yaterriay topped the century mark in three Arkan- .-„„.„, lv va sas towas. Camdcn and Ozark were Studebaker . high In the Ue with 101 each. Fort Smith trailing with 100 even. Residents of Little Rock sweated itralion'.' the drive lion farm . ......_ set law for a year. As' the House assembled for thc debate, two lawmakers who hlther- lo have fought the ndm battles Joined Gore In bill. Senators decided to wait and see what the House does before acting on farm legislation. Chairman Elmer Thomas (D-Okla) said after a closed door session of the Senate Agriculture Committee. Thomas declined to moke public a report of a subcommittee headed by Senator Gillette <D-Ia> which rejected Brannan's proposal for a trial run limited to hogs. Two Memphis Men Suffer Injuries MISSING — 11. Tracy Snclling . (above), 37. director of public information at Las Alamos, N. Mex., has been missing since July 13. Since this photo was made, Snetling lias grown a bushy, black mustache. Only reiwrt of his whereabouts came from an El Paso. Texas, hotel where he checked out July 16. Reason for his absence was unknown. (AP Wlrephoto) Osceola Pioneer, C.C. Bowen, Dies Revenue Official, Former Deputy Sheriff Suffers Heart Attack Clem C. Bowen. 13, Arkansa; Rcveijue Department Inspector for South Mississippi County, died suddenly about 11:15 last night at hii home in O.sceola. Mr. Bowen, member of a pioneer South Mississippi County ramlly had surrered Trom n heart condition Tor the past six months but had worked at Ills office through yesterday. He appeared in good condition when he left his office yesterday afternoon, members of his staff said. Services for Mr. Bowen will be conducted at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the First Presbyterian Church in |_ T_.._I, A • J . O^'™ 1 " hy the Rev. I.T. Lawrence in I FUCK /VCCIuCnt Pastor. Burial wil be in Violet Cemetery. Two Memphis men were Injured, neither believed seriously, this morning when a U. S. Engineers' truck in which they were passcn- ners lefl Highway 61 and overturned we mile North of Luxor:.. , Jt .-.,., .,.. Tho two men were Don Jarrett deputy sheriff urulcr three sheriffs and Freddie Williams. Both listed " their homes a.s Memphis and arc employed as members of Ihe U. S. Engineer survey erev; working out of Caruthersville. Hospital attendants said lhat the men appeared seriously Injured. Jarrctt is .suffering from a fractured right, hand, multiple abrasions and shock. The extent o( Williamson's Injuries were not learned nendlng x-ray reports. According to Deputy Sheriff Ed^ar Young of Osceola who ns-sLslcd with the investigation, brakes on the truck, n i!M!> model Chevrolet pMiel. locked forcing the truck to leave the highway and overturn In a ditch. State Policeman George Irwln . c ald thai, an interview with the Two men revealed that two other passengers were in the truck at the time ol the accident but their names had not been le^rmd at noon today. Tho other two evidently escaped without Injury, Officer Irwln said. New York Stocks Closing Quotations: A T & T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper ... Beth Sled Chrysler Coca Cola Ocn Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward ... N Y central Int Harvester National Distillers ... Republic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum Born In Osceola In 1B74. lie son of the late Capt. Charles Bowen nnd Margaret Hough Uo-.ven He also was an uncle of thc ln>< Congressman W. J. Driver. Mr Bowen .served 16 years a. He was postmaster from 19:}!> 1942, when he was appointed as revenue department inspector Tor llu Osceola District (Soutli Misalsslpp County). He was a chrtrler member of th( Osc<:r>!a Masonic Lodge 127. Mur- rled the former Mis.s Alpha Campbell or Jom-KUnro in 191SI. For 14 years, Mr. linwcn wa; presidcnl ol the O.sceola School Board. In addition to his v;ife, he leave: one daughter, Mrs. Milton M. Jone: of Baltimore, Mel.; a son. Hill; Bowcn of O-Scen]; 1 , and a fjraiut- daiiRhter. National Kiinernl Home of Memphis Is in charge. Davis, Strickland Open Grocery and Market on N. Sixth Davis nnd .Strickland, a t>rocrr and market occupying thc build inp recently vacated by Maurtc Luttrcir.s Grocery, Ins been opci f f 'r bURlne.v shirr Monday, [itid ; fnrmal opening will extend over Standard of N J ,. Tcx«s Corp J. C. Penney .... i — (icgmcnl „. ^. ,-„, under R 9* decree Irmprrflt'.ire. the u. S. Steel 6n 3-4 i tho week-end^ 28 1-2 —, 1 i no owners arri managers are . K. H. Davi ", ho formerly traveled j out of Blythevillp for a grocery concern, and Joe Strickland, \viio v.,15 formcrh associated with Mr. Ltiitroll. The bulliHnR. located at 30!) North Sixth nnd owned by Mrs. A. C. Hovey, contains 30 by -id feet of sales space, with additional ^•'arehouse nnd "loraqe space. .„ „ . , Mr. Davis .said today that the 15 3-8 fixtures had hcc-n added and the 21 1-4 ! building decorated in thc last few ~ ' weeks, and that the largest meat cooler in Blytheville WAS being featured at the formal opcnlne. The Thc coroner'.s office reported inny hours later thnt six boil it; ;ul been found En the wreckage of he twin-engined C-4(i nnd the tic- iris of the wrecked homes. The carch wfts continuing. Miraculously, mast—if not ail— 'f the pcrson-s aboard the Chicago- jound, non-schedule plane escaped rtth their lives. Most of the vlc- Irns were believed to have perished i thc hotwos. The coroner'.s office said two of he .six bodie.s had been tentatively "dentlfted. The names were no^ re- eased Immediately. Coroner's offi- :er.s said none of the dead had MH'ii identified a.s having boon iboard thc plane. Tho president of thc operating :ompanv. Air Transport Associates, Inc.. said he did not think any of "lose H board were killed. A failure of one of the engines wa.s blamed for the catastrophe. Tlie plane, unable to gain sufficient altitude quickly, hit power Sne.s nbow the Georgetown district In Seattle's South End. Then plummeted into thc houses below, carrying death nnd destuction with it. Cutting of power lines threw the area Into riarknew, broken by the •erle spattering and flashing of the dangerously dnngHng wires. 'Hie C-46 was a two-engine, 50- pnsscnger transport of a tyjje used •idc-ly during the war for troop and. cargo carriers. Seventeen of the plane's 28 passengers and four crew members were hospitalized with Injuries. Ei^ht others were treated and released. Three were unhurt and four were unaccounted for. > Seven j residents of the., da maged lionies"'alRO were injured, and four firemen were hospitalized when x gasoline tank exploded three and a half hours after the crash. Tlie 50-passenger plane crashed seconds after it took off from Boeing Field on a non-scheduled flight Lo Chicago. Amos E. ITcacock, company president anrt a passenger on the plana said both engines checked out "without a sputter" at the end of the runway. 'Rut soon a/lcr we got Into the air one motor began sputtering tind the pilot evidently thought It best to continue. A few seconds later he pulled back on the throttle, apparently Intending to land/' Heacock said. "TIien he perceived alma-it 1m- ..icdiatcly that he could not l;ind and pulled throttle again, continuing to rlimb with a sputtering engine." Another witness said the right motor ol the plane sputtered, then ru>. out Thc plane failed in its climb and be?tan clipping the tops of utility poles, Its wide wings cut tine; swaths irou^h frnmc houses, the plane ripped through five Georgetown homes. It burled its nose in one slnicturL. About two minutes later it exploded. Durinr; that short interval, pas- .^on^ers jumped or were thrown from the tall of the plane which had bCL-n sheared, off in thc crush. Hcaco"k said lie personally i-hi;eked aU sc:»ts of thc plane .tnd [ill passrntirrs had gotten out before the blast, Thc airline president- said ho found his wife, acting; .is stew^rdrss. struggling with her head between two seats and threw her "iyHiily" oft the plane. "Jlipi: I went through the pilots' rompru'mrnt, which was torn of; the craft, t found two pilots struggling and a third pilot apparent!] diiKocl or unconscious, •All tiirnc were entangled in safety brlL- and wreckage. One man James M Adams, the co-pilot. v.;u pleadins with me to get him out. 3 pulled :he wreckage off him and threw him clear of the flames." I Hrac'Hjk said he did the sam' ulth the pilot, Capt, Merle Edgor- ton. and Tony GJe^sing of Oakland {he navigator. Gjessintr pleaded with me to bi ra>y with him as he was injured but the flames were already clos- ;ii2 in on us and I had no otaei choice but to throw him over i fence " 27 .1-8 ; 50 1-4 142 :n 3-8 60 52 1-2 10 1-8 26 1-4 19 19 3-4 10 3-4 I At teas{ five homes were badly damaged The home of George A. Cordes. where the plane buried ttJ nose, was ^mushed to thc ground. The roof of one home was flipped free from its walls and lay crumpled in thc street, 4D 3-4 . rrom the welfare of i city. , . , > , O of Ihe year for the capila]. S:uthcn> Pacific I* 2'2 7-8 Warren refrigeration unit, has 37 1-2 four , six foot freezing com part; V...V. -4 ,.,ui uy MX moi irce/ing forupart- ars Roebuck 39 3-ilmcnl built In, as a unique feature. McMath to Address Young Democrats LITTLE ROCK. July 20. I/P}— Governor McMath will make (he principal address at the annual meeting of the Younp Democrats of Indiana In Indianapolis Friday. Thc governor will fly to Indianapolis Friday monim?.

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