The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 23, 1952 · Page 16
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PAGE SIXTEEN BLYTHEV1LLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWI What Happened to Tojds Ashes? Jap Magazine Says it Knows TOKYO UH — Oen. Hidekl Tojo •nd.siK other major Japanese war criminals died on the gallows four years ago today. Their bodies were cremated and. Ihe ashes disposed of secretly by order of occupation authorities. 1%e Tokyo magazine- King claims *M«r ilx months Investigation it hM uncovered the full story of what happened to the executed war Itaders and how their ashes were partly retrieved from a crematorium at Yokohama. Tl» magazine said the ashes of Tojo and his .colleagues were or- »r*d scattered over the Pacific, apparently to prevent enshrlncmcnt later by tho Japanese people. Although these orders were carried out, the operators ot Ihe JCufcoyama Crematorium at Yokohama eluded supervising military police and picked up a residue of ub« hi the furnaces.' These were burUd In Yokohama In an unmarked grave. A portion of the ashes were reburied openly in ffagano. Central Japan, after the country regained Independence last April. WKntce TelU of Deatbn Dr. Shlnsho Hanayama, Budd- htot chaplain and tho only Japanese who saw th« seven war crim- klftl* on the day of execution, de- icrlbcd the last rites to the mnga- »*•>*• The condemned were notified of the execution 48 hours before sit took place. "None of them appeared upset," Mid Hanayarna. "Tojo, for in- »t*nc«, nodded with n smile. Baying 'Okay, okay' In English." Tojo and the others were Iflkon to i buddhtst altar In Sugamo Prtaon. They were all well- groomed, Hanoy.amn snld. The only civilian, prewar Prime Minis- l#r Kokl Hirota, used cosmetics for the first lime in many days in the prison. Their hands were handcuffed and H«d to their thighs with slrontf leather belts, to prevent any last mom»nt attempt at suicide The seven wore calm nnd steady to the «nd, according to the priest. The chaplain served them n last cup of wine nnd water. Tojo and the others shouted: "Long live the Emperor, long live the Japanese Empire!" 1 The bnn- •ala rang out three limes. Then they turned to nearly JO American guards, saying, "Thank you (or taking care of us," the magazine King said. Borne of the Americans shook hands with them. The seven men climbed the 13 steps to- the gallows, chanting, "Holy Buddha the merciful." Official representatives of the U. 8., Britain, China and the Soviet Onion watched them. 30 DROWN (Continued from Page 1) , mem, coastguard men and volunteers. Three British planes made unsuccessful efforts to lly over the ship and drop cables to connect the broken vessel to the shore. Members ol the fire brigade from Beirut's International Airport Menageries Marltlmcs »ald there worn 328 persons aboard the liner — 220 crew members and 108 pilgrims en route to tho Holy Land for Christmas. Tiie ship was blown onto tho reef early yesterday after vainly buttling gales lhat struck It just north ot Sidon. Port authorities In Haifa reported that the Israeli tug Trorea radioed that It was standing by the liner but was unable to aid In any way because of the continued heavy weather. The message added that other ships also were going to. the liner 1 * assistance Earlier, the shin's owners said that the British cruiser Kenya also was standing by. Driver Is Fined In Municipal Court Ihli morning, J. \V. Bagwell entered a plea of gfiilty to charges of driving white' under ilia Influence of narcotics/drugs nnd wns fined $15 and costs, with $50 of the line suspended during good behavior. He told the court, he was taking drugs prescribed for medical treatment. Party for Handicapped The Negro Eastern Star chapter 111 Jjixom wltl give a party at 4 p.m. tomorrow for shut-in's, crippled and and blind at Lodge 113's Mnsinic Temple there. Is was announced today by, Mamie Harris, worthy ma- trcm. Mlyoshl Toblta. chief of Ihe Kuboyama Crematorium, told the magazine how he disposed of the bodiei the same day. Toblta said he was alerted when a U. S. newspaperman banged on his door at 6 a.m. and safd, 'I have followed a truck from Su- gamo Prison but lost track of It near her*. It must he bound for your crematorium.' Tobila too* the newsman to the crcmalorlum. Two and a half hours later a hooded truck arrived, guarded by about 12 fully armed U 8. military police led by a lieutenant colonel. The newsman and other Japanese were sent away. Seven coffins were unloaded from ths truck. The seven were entered on Ihe crematorium books as "urinamed Americans." But Tobita said, "We could, tell they were Japanese after we carried Ibc coffins." Toblta claimed he and his assistants peered Into the furnaces and were able to Identify the dead, the magazine said. Entered As American! Toblla snld he overheard the U. S. commander "giving hell" to a soldier who muttered, 1 "Number one Tojo," while handing a cnskel to another soldier. , King quoted an unidentified but the ashes taken by the Allied "most reliable" source as saying authorities were later thrown Into the fiea. Two tombs have been erected for Tojo and his associates, but thus far no Japanese have started calling them "gods." The newspaper Asahl said a memorial for Ihe executed would be erected in the form of a sculptured Bmldjm. it will, be financed by proceeds from collected, letters and manuscripts of those executed. E. A. Teaford Stricken Suddenly in Luxor a MJXORA — B. A. Teaford, merchant, 'planter and ginner of LHX- ora ,was stricken suddenly at his office here yesterday afternoon and rushed to Baptist Hospital In Memphis where he underwent surgery lust night. Mr. Teatord, who Is founder and treasurer of Luxora Gin Co., was reported "resting comfortably." TWBMUT, tWO. ALI, THKY WANT FOR CHRISTMAS — Navy corpsmen, whose Job It Li to save the wounded, show the Christmas card and a plea which they stencil- ed on ft bed sheet to dramatize the need for blood donations from those at home. IU.S. Navy Photo vl» AP Wlrephofo) Obituary William Ferguson Dies; Services To Be Tomorrow Services for William A. Ferguson. 68 who died at his home on South Franklin Street last night, are to be conducted at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Holt Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. James w. Rainwater. Burla! will be In Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Ferguson had lived in Bly- thevlUe for the past 35 years, and liad worked at the Nu-Way Laundry for six years. Survivors Include his.wife, Mrs. Ver;i Ferguson; three sons, Bruce Chester, and Tommy Ferguson- three daughters. Mrs. Jean Richardson, Mrs. Hilliard Ham, and Mrs. Paul Davis, all of Dlytheville; three brothers, Porter, Lynn, and Otis Ferguson; and three sisters Mrs. Pearl Osbornc. Mrs. Ross Bimy and Mrs. Walter Smith, nil of Murray, Ky. • Pallbearers will be Martin Trcn- kle, Fred Stevenson, Charlie Krutz, W. I. Malfn, j. s. Guntcr and John Forrester. $750 Damages Awarded In Accident Suit Here Damages were awarded Richard Gene Fleeman and Jesse' J. Fleeman by Circuit Court Judge Zal B. Harrison to the extent ot $750 Saturday.' The verdict was against Fanners Union Gin Co., and Ollin Barton. Mr. Barton, the complaint stated, was driver of a Farmers Union Gin Co., truck which struck Richard Pleeman. 4. on Highway 18 between Leachvllle and Manila. Jury trial was waived. With the Courts COMMON PLEAS— Bertha, Lee Whimper and Don Clayton, Jr., vs. the Murray Gin Co., Osage Rentals and Edgar L. Parks, suit for $550.75 damages. CIRCUIT (Civil Division) — Damon McLcod vs. Old Robinson and M. L. Robinson, suit on notes. Old Massey vs. Mildred Boren, asking $800 tn damages as result of auto accident. Stoves Cause Two Fire Alarms Here Two alarms were answered by the Fire Department this morning. ,A light explosion In a gas stove at the Mlssco Implement Company on Highway 61 south resulted in damage to office furniture; but the blaze was prevented from spreading. An overheated oil stove in a grocery store at 812 Lilly Street prompted a call for the- Pire Department early this morning but no damage was reported.' - 1 Two Trucks Collide | Two trucks were Involved in a collision yesterday-at the corner of Lake and Cherry streets. Officer Willie Hopper reported front end damage was done to the 1952 Studebaker half-ton truck driven by J. C. Coven 700 Lake Street, when he crashed into the rear of a two-ton truck driven by John W. Asher of Caruthersville. Asher's truck was not damaged. Read Courier News Classified Ads. Commodity An3 Stock Markets- N«w York Cotton Open High Low 1:15 Ma r 3374 3387 3367 3387 Ma V 3430 3440 3422 3440 •"dy ...3465 3472 3457 347? Oct ....:.., 3434 3437 3421 3437 Ntw Or)**** Cotton Open High Low 1:15 Mar 337S 33«7 3368 33«7 May 3429 3440 3422 3438 •July 34«l 3473 3465 3471 °cfc 3430 3433 3420 3433 Chicago Wheat Open High Low 1:15 Mch . .. 236V4 236^1 236!S 23854 May r .. 240 240VS 239% 240S Chicago Corn Open .. 165M 168*1 Mrh . May . . Soybeans Open Jan . .. 300^1 Mch ... 303 May . .. 302J4 July . ..301 High 163 W 168T4 High 303 305", 304?i 303 < lav ]64H 16B Low 300 li 302U 301 1:15 163M 168?J 1:15 302(6 304 V, 304 U 302 tt Ntw York Stocks A T and T 157 3 . 8 Amcr Tobacco 641-2 Anaconda Copper , .. 40 7-8 Beth Steel 55 Chrysler 89 3-B Coca-Cola 1073-8 Gen Electric 71 l-g Gen Motors , 681-8 Montgomery Ward 61 5-8 N Y Central 22 3-8 Int Harvester 33 1-4 Sears 50 5-8 Republic Steel 453-4 Radio 28 Socony Vacuum . ...;... 365-8 Studebaker 381-4 Standard of N J 77 1-4 Texas Corp 57 1-4 Sou Pac 41 3-4 U S Steel 41 7-8 Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, 111. I*—(USDA)—Hos 8,500; active; harrows and gills 50 to 15 higher Negro Stager To Appear tta<t ; . Joe May of Bast 8t, lavif. NHT* gospel Blnger, will present a tiro, hour program at Hsn-tnon Mefe School gymnasium ' hera bcglnnbiff at 2:30 pjn. Sunday. ; A special section will b« re«rv«4 for white spectators, ' May Is now in New Orleans, wher« he has been appearing sine* returning from the West Coast. - Yule Services Set Services will be conducted at 5 a.m. Christmas morning at th« Enoch Chapel A.M.E.' Church, Rev. C. Prankish, pastor, announced yesterday. The services will be open to the public. ^f than Monday's average; sows 25 to 50 higher; .bulk choice 180-230 Ibs 18.75-19.00; few loads uniform choice Nos. 1 and 2 under 220 Ibs 1Q.00-15; latter highest since Oct. 20; 240-270 Ibs mostly 18.00-65; 280300 Ibs 11.00-75; 150-170 Ibs 11 50400 Ibs down 15.50-16.00; heavier sows 13,50-15.00; boars mostly 10.00-12.50, few 13.00. Cattle 3,000, calves 800; little clone on steers; mixed butcher yearlings and heifers active and fully steady; cows strong to 50 higher; bulls steady; vcalers 1.00 higher; commercial and good heifers and mixed yearlings largely 19.00-25.00; utility and commercial cows I3,50 ; 16.00. FORGET ANYONE? Rend Courier News Classified Ads. and ike comtnj uear FROM THE ENTIRE PERSONNEL OF artin's Men's Store Gift certificates rok« cart Of shopping that's not done* Let us be the first to soy: "Merry Christmas, everyone!" 1 Greetings, friends: we're wishing you the best of everything, and everything good! You're a swell group of folks and we've enjoyed your friend- ship and patronage. Wt hope to continue to serve ybu efficiently a n d attentively through the coming year. So the e n t i r e personnel ot Hays Store extends to you a very Merry Christ- * mas and a happy and pratpKrr'ous Be Sure to Hear Hays Stores Special Presentation of Christmas Carols Presented from 7 to 8 p.m. Christmas morning over Station KLCN . . . featuring the top recording artists of the nation, including Bing Crosby and St. Lukes Choristers . . . Sponsored by Hays Store and Implement Co. ot Blytheville and Hays Stores in Monette, Arkansas and Hayti, Mo. ZOO E. MAIN ST.

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