The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 26, 1949 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, July 26, 1949
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FAOT TWELTB Worst Shanghai Storm Fatal to 29 200,000 HomcUss, 23 Injured; Typhoon Kill* 2 on Okinawa SHANGHAI, July M. (.<>)—shang- hal'i wor»t »torm in years killed M perioni. Injured 23 ind left upwards of 100.000 homeless, rescuers stosh- imj through flooded streets learned today. Fourteen died when a house col- l»p»ed, 10 lost their lives in a series of fires »nd five others were electrocuted by power lines blown down in the 25-hour storm. Property damage appeared heavy. But the worst may have occurred In neighboring farm areas. Badly needed truck crops were either rie- ftroyed or badly damaged. The Lower Yangtze rice crop, due lo be harvested in 40 days, was destroyed partially. The typhoon ended last midnight. Earlier it had .seriously damaged military installations on Okinawa Island. Weather observers said it was Shanghai's worst storm since July 2«, 1915. Two hundred were killed in that one and 26 ships were wrecked on the Whangpoo and the Yangtze. More than half of the small lints in the lower residential district of this city of 6.000,000 were destroyed last night. 2 Killed on Okinawa (The typhoon left two dead on Okinawa, 16 Americans injured and damage to U. s. installations unofficially estimated at $20.000,000. Air Force installations were heavily damaged by winds up to 150 miles an hour but headquarters In Tokyo reported minimum plane losses. Okinawa has a B-29 base. (The Army in Tokyo ordered planes and ships to stand by to carry relief supplies to the U. S. base 300 miles south of Japan. Some facilities were wiped out; others suffered 50 per cent destruction. (One of the Iwo killed wa.s the seven year old daughter of an Air Force officer, whose two other daughters were critically hurt. A Filipino construction worker later died of Injuries. Names were not • vailable.) • Shanghai streets were under water from six inches to four feet. Three inches of water got into the irround floor of the American Con- pulate. The British Consulate compound, next door and slightly higher, escaped the muddy waters. Industry Hits .3-Year-Low In Production • WASHINGTON. July Ifi. l/p, _ Induitrlal production, which has been declining steadily since selling • record November, hit a three- year low in June. It may be still lower this month. A Federal Reserve Board report which showed June production off » per cent /rom May and down 13 per cent from November left Secretary of tht Treasury Snyder unmoved. "Conditions continue good." Snv- der .aid yesterday of the domestic front upon his return from a 23- day trip to 12 countries in Europe and the Middle East. On the foreign news front, he reported European Recovery pro- j Kress has "in many respects ex- j ceeded earlier expectations." bill ! now that Europe haj increased pro- \ ductioti it "must concentrate on i increasing dollar earnings" _ that ' Is. sales to th» U.S. | While Snyder's comments on the ! domestic business situation all were nn the optimistic side, many econ- ' omists here expect industrial pro- i riuction to turn in it,= weakest per- ' formance of 1049 during July—Ira- i dilional height of the vacation sea- j son—then rise again. I In June, production was 69 per : rent above the prewar average. ' but it was 12 per cent below where It stood In June of last year. ; The Reserve Board noted new stability in production of .such non- i durable good.t as textiles, chemical..'; and the paper, rubber, and oil pro-: ducts industries. Their output quit dropping in May and June, and lias' picked up in some cases. ' Further sharp production rte-i dines were recorded in .Jnnp for; makers of all durable goods except! automobiles and airplanes. I BLWHEVDUL* (ARK.) COURiO KBW» COMFORTS OAUOHTER—Brecklnridge Isaac (above) comforts daughter, Natalie, 3, at Louisville, Ky.. after botli were struck by automobile as they crossed street. Isaac is recovering (rom recent accident and left leg Is still In cast. Neither was hurt seriously. <AP Wirephoto) Dixie Democrats Abandon Battle To Keep Poll Tax WASHINGTON. July 26. </P) _ Southern Democrats hoisted the flag of surrender Ibday In the (ace of overwhelming House sentiment for anti-poll lax 'egtslntion. They conceded (lint today's ses- lion would sec passage of Die legislation but said it will never pass the Senate which on four previous occasions lias bottled it up. The passage vote was set for mid- aftemoon and Northern Democrats and Republicans predicted that there would, t be more than 100 votes against the bill. The legislation, backed by Ihe 1948 convention.* of both major political parties, would make it unlawful to require payment of a poll tax as A prerequisite for voting In primary or general election'; for president, vice-president, or members oT Congress. •Southerners have been fleliUng Ihe bill on (lie ground jt invades the exclusive rishts nt strifes (o determine the tiualilications of voters. They tossed in the sponge lute yesterday after having fought a four-hour delaying action. lax will be used onlv for county health purposes and will be spent with the approval of the executive board of [he county health council. Several Missouri counties including Dunklin, Mississippi. Butler and Wayne have recently voted! similar taxes. Mrs. J. W. Fergus Dies; Was Widow ot Doctor Mrs. Myrn Smith Fergus, 94, died at the home o[ her daughter. Mrs. Joe Rhodes. Sr.. in Osceola yesterday ,-u 2:30 a.m. Obituaries emer o te Methodist Church. Funeral services will be conducted in Elm Springs Wednesday 2:30 p m. by the Rev. William Sherman a retired Methodist minister. Burial will foll Former Pocahontas Resident Dies Here Mrs. Leora Johnson, 10 widow of Dr. R.R. Johnson, died at the home of her daughter Mrs. jj Morgan til's morning. Funeral services are incomplele hut rites and burial will urotanbly Rattlisnak* in th* Grots Finds Man ftepu/uV* LEWISTOWN, Montana (AP) — Montana Rancher Martin Norman said he had the shakes after thl* experience with a rattlesnake: Norman and Ted Langford were out trailing cattle in the Missouri brakes near here. They stopped for a rest ami stretched out in the to cool off. A noise attracted their attention and when they looked up, (here wa-s a rattlesnake between them. Norman rolled out, of the snake's range, but Langford froze and lay still. The rattler slithered up to Langford, looked him over and turned and went away. POLIO Continued from Pase 1. was in high school, while she was of pre-school age. MEMPHIS. July 28— <IPt— Hospital officials snid the critically-striken Miss Rogers of Steele was rushed there by an ambulance with a physician administering artificial respiration along (he route. Her death marked Hie sixth fatality of the year at isolation Hospital, the second death within three days. Five \ew Prmlscot Cases CARUTHERSVILLE. Mo.. July 26 — Dr. S. B. Bcecher, Pemiscot County health doctor, said that five new cases of polio were reported to his office during the week end. bringing the total number of cases in this county to 25. The victims arc: Judy Carry, six months, of Steele: Mildred Sue Wilson, eight months. Caruthers- vilte; Mrs. Eva Edwards. 25. Haytl; Rita C. Hamlctt. 10 months Braggadocio: Jerry Lee Gallian, 10 months, of Haytl. Mrs. Edwards is the first adult to be stricken with polio in this county. She has been admitted to a hospital In St. Louis. Stale Situation Improved UTTLE ROCK. July 26—W|— Arkansas' polio outbreak continued to drop off today with only foui- new cases reported. These cases brought the total for (his week to only 16 considerably under the figure for the corresponding time last week. During all of last week 93 cases were reported. The week before there were 101. A Stale Health Department spokesman s.iid: "The situation looks pretty good." The number of polio patients .stricken this year now is 433 and the number this month 278. One of today's newly reported sufferers was a resident of Polk County , marking that county's first case and raising to 56 the number of the state's V5 counties aflected by the disease. TRAPPED Continued from Pag. 1. row's arrest might leak out and spoil Ihe nap, Sheriff Berryman then hid the woman u> again call Bar» aJid tell him that complications hcd arisen and that Morrow wajs being forced to hide out a'nd that they were not to slop their car south of Caruthersvllle. Again Barg agreed and the trap was set. Sheriff Berryman Immediately contacted Sheriff E. P. Claxton at Caruthersville. telling him of his plan and asked three radio prowl cars be stationed near the Arkansas-Missouri state line In plain view of U. S. Highway 61 to keep the men from stopping there and forcing them to continue on into Arkansas. Radio Cars Used Another radio car bearing Deputy Sheriff Holland Atken and w. C. Harbour, was stationed oft Highway 61 Immediately south of Blytheville and another bearing Deputy Sheriff Herman Odom was placed at Wilson in the event the trio got wind of the trap and decided to continue on to Memphis. Two radio cars with six heavily armed officers, state Policemen George Irwin, and Ben Kent; officer Tom Smalley, criminal Investigator lor Ihe Arkansas State Police; and sheriff's deputies Edgar Young. Cliff Cannon and Dave Young, were stationed within the tourist court grounds to nab the three men when they entered the cabin. Sheriff Berryman and Deputy Charles Short then look up a post, prowling Highway 61 In front of the tourist court. The six officers stationed along Highway 61 were given a description of the car the three men possibly would be driving (it was believed that the men would be driving the same car used in the Etowah robbery) with instructions to contact radio headquarters at Blytheville the minute the car was spotted. A few minutes before nine last night one of the men caller! the tourist court by telephone from Sikeston. Mo., and was informed that Mrs. Morrow was not in her cabin but out for dinner. A message was left for Mrs. Morrow with a tourist court employee advising her that the three men would arrive at the court between 9 and 9:30 o'clock. Anxious Moment* "I had begun |o think the thing wasn't going to work as time passed and no word was received from the Missouri officers that the car had passed the state line," Sheriff Berryman said. "But we learned later that after leaving Chicago the men had switched cars somewhere along Negro Deaths Services for E*£ter B. Worsham, sis month old Negro child, will be conducted it 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Home Chapel by Rev. L. D. Davenport. She died at the home of her parents, Clemmle and Beatrice Worsham this morning, In the Wilson New Addition. Burial will be In Sandy R!dg« Cemetery. the line. Instead of arriving In the car that we thought they would, they pulled up in a 1948 Chrysler." The three men entered trie tourist court a few minutes before 9;30 and asked for directions to Cabin No. 3. They were placed under arrest by the waiting officers who covered them with shotguns and pistols when thep stopped In front of the cabin. "They were all kind of surprised," Sheriff Berryman said, "so surprised, in fact, that they offered no resistance." A search of the car following the arrest revealed a complete set of safe cracking tools. Sheriff Berryman said. Immediately after the arrest, charges of safe burglary were filed against thi three men and Mr. and Mrs. Marrow at Osceola and bonds for each were set at $1.500. Additional Contributions Received by Red Cross Jack Kinley Robinson, chairman for a campaign tund for the Chlck- asawba District Chapter of the American Red Cross, said today that additional funds had been contributed recently to bring the total to »11,553.59. Mr. Robinson said that others who had failed to make contnbu- Mons could still do so at the chapter office in the Court House, and they could be applied toward the $13,743 quota, which lias not been met. The new contributions include $50 from the section of town between Broadway street and the Railroad, collected by o. E. Knus- dcn and Dick J. White $78 from the West End Business district collected by Barney Crook. Gas Eberdt. Jack Thro and Charles Henley; $4 from Ward Four, collected by Mrs. A. C. Haley, and $54 from the New Liberty Community collected by James Middlcton. TUESDAY, JULY M, 1M» » Thief Gives the Order*, Takes Confiscated Goods HELENA, Mont.—«V-ConsUbl* James McKelvey reports th»t th* mechanisms have been stolen from five confiscated slot machines being held In a bonded warehouse here The thief first phoned th* ware-' house watchman and told him th« police were taking over and lor htm to go to the constable's home for orders. Then he entered th« warehouse, stripped the Iruldes from the machines and left only the useless covers. Moscow Has Mississippi Alligator MOSCOW. I/Pi— A "Mississippi alligator" has been installed at the Moscow Zoo. "Evening Moscow" siiid It wiis flown in by plane. Read Courier News Wtnt PIANO $ TUNING Our special get -acquainted alter fur the next two weeks. A1J work is guaranteed, GERALD W. FOGLE Blytheville's New Piano Tuner and Serviceman. >08 W. Ky. Phone 344J In Arkansas, and in every State now—that in case of an automobile or truck accident today, you must show proof of financial responsibility or Jose your dnvers license. Owning a United Automobile Liability policy is the simplest way to comply with the law. And as a result of the law there are NEW LOW RATES and lower rates for drivers over 25 -OPEN NIGHTS- * ou^ ^EH? rJiTtt. 1110 " of you who can not cau UNITED INSURANCE AGENCY A. F. "Dee" Dietrich, Mgr. Fastest Growing Agency in Arkansas— 1st & Main—Rear City Drug—Ingram Bldg. All Types LOANS — All Forms Insurance Hlytheville. Ark. Before you go ANYWHERE— , Buy Travelers Accident Insurance — Only 25c per day be conducted nt r-ocahontas. where Mrs. Johnson lived for several yean, ! before coming to Blythcville about ! B year ago to make her home with Mrs. Morgan at 115 w. Missouri. Survivors other than Mrs. Morgan Include three sons: Dr. Hairy Johnson of Memphis. Term., and John C. Johnson and Thomas L. SUyton, both of pocahontas. Pcmiscol- Voters Pass on New Tax For Health Unit Citizens of Pemiscot County today were voting on a half-xiill health tax for maintaining their county health unit. Under the provisions of a Missouri law passed in 1941. county health offices were taken from under the jurisdiction ot county courts and placed under the supervision of health councils, each being made up of 250 qualified voters of the county. The money derived fro,,, the new BUT SHOE REPAIR COSTS LESS! That'i why you'll save yourself many * dollar by having your shoes repaired by our expert workmen. Next tine try us. VACATION TIME . . . and time «g«fn to decide whether H will be the sea shore, mountains, "grandma's"—or just relaxing around th« house. But no matter what you choose, Reddy Kilowatt says "lucky you," because !ie has no choice; there's no lime off marked on Rcddy's busy schedule. Roddy's on the job around the clock, around the calendar year in and year out bringing you dependable, low-cost electric service. Ark-Mo Power Co. THAT'S WHAT OWNERS SAY ABOUT THIS BIG, THRIFTY NEW 1949 ilMURY! A IT ownrr who tells 7011 his handsome n«w 19-19 Mrratrr is trie thriftint ear br 4 e*er driven—ia giving you the facti! It f5.' Tniapnr grlliiiiE IT, 18, 19 mil« ffr jtalltMi—and np! F.vrn more viilll Ovrrdrive.* Plc» ? «l 1919 Mercury awntn Ho rverj rlar! Thai'» mnrf, thcT enjnv *)! thtc A pmvrrhil new S-cylinHer, V-trpe *ngint! Front coil .if. rinpinf! Tmlv rr«lfiil "cnm- forl-ion*-." r/Wc.' Easier .iFnfrmjj.' ''?,vper- >«fftT" hralt! I'litu Ihe Itiiurj of joam nrMif-cHt/iiorrmf .i«i/i.' M.Ve TOi.r IIMI i-.r Mcra.rr, lor,, »,,d ir\rt tb« e*r I hut ov.neci »ij M lb« •m«rt»«l «nH thriftiest <wi th« ro«d. Libw»l tridt-m. E«»T lerm». Mflfe <{twi wit wi tit powen 1949 fflERUIRY STILL & YOUNG MOTOR CO. Walnut and 1st Street Blytheville, Ark.

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