The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 17, 1947 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 17, 1947
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THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 10-17 Explosion Texas' i 2nd '47 Disaster Safety Council Recalls Other Major Tragedies Jn United States Ry l/iiited J'ress The r xplosl<m i\t TMJRS Cil>', Tex., 'W:i s the second niujor ilisusier Texas in a week and the lliivd .„ Hie United states within ^ «ays. On Ai'.ril 9 ti tornado np,!,;<l across tJn> T«xas-O:<liiliomn p.iu- liiimllc killing I3i in>rsous luici on March 25 a tuta! of IJT miners were killed in au explosion at Cenlmlia, 111. TCXJS, according to the Ueil Cross, lias suflci-f.'ri uiort 1 diSKStcrs than nny other s iate in the union. The worst explosion in the Unit<•(! States, according to the Nation- iil i.»fety Council, occurred AjjnJ 27. lt'05. when the steamboat Sultana, can yma ix:;iangrd Uiiiuu war |)risonci-.s, blew up in the Mississippi River seven miles North o'. Memphis, Tenii., klMing 1,453. yt-jr- sons. The next worst explosion listed by tlic council was the New London. Tex., school disaster of Maivn 18, 11)37, when 427 chiUli'i-n via-* killed in a ga.s Vjiasi. Tlse greatest natiiial disaster in U. S. history occurred at Galviy-j ton, Tex., Sept. 8. 1'JOO, when a' tidal wave engulfed the city, drown- ]u,YTiii'';vn,u<: (AUK.) rouuiKu NKWS Royal Model Tile next greatest disaster was the Johnston Flood May 31. IBS'J, which took 2,209 lives. Otlter disasters: Other- disasters: 19t4-/i>ort of Chicago. Cul., ammunition .ship explosion, 321 dead. 1914—Hartford circus fire, IfiH dead. 1942 — Boston Coconut Grove nightclub fire. 492 <iead. „ 1926—Florida hurricane, 327 dead, flpisn—Ammunition ship explosion in Halilax Harbor. 1.22J dead. 1915-U. S. S. Eastlami capsiziti in the Chicago River, 812 dead. 1SOG—San Francisco earthquake, •152 dead. 1914 Gteamer Slocnm burned in Now York's East River, 1.C12 dead. 19D3--'Ircquois Theater Fire, Chicago, 575 dead. 1871—'Forest Fire engulfs Pesli- tigo, wis.. area, 1.152 dead. V of Sweden is Swatisli sciilpliir, k'Uu-ccl posing (civ who is milking Blackbirds Give Rice Farmers Real Headache One fanner reported yesterday that "they make your head swim. Yon are plowing along with the birds flying around everywhere. It makes you. sort of dizzy, and,it's hard to stay on your tractor."'he asserted. fJ Tnc same man said he had to ;SJJp his tractor several limns be- tnuse the birds were so thick 1? P couldn't sec his flag field marker. He ha<| [o frighleii them away so he could sec where lie W ; IE going. LEG PglNS BE DANSER S)G^ Of Tired Kidneys Jfbackncheandlos pajna are making-oil mlMnibte^doTi'tjuclcamiitninAnildonuthiiiK about them.Mature may b c r.-arninfi-you tJut your kidueys need ettonlion. excess acids r.nJ poi«:f>noLts wnslt Ltood. They help inuat pc-ople pj pints a day. If the 15 miles of kidney tubes don't work well, poisonous wast imatterstiva intheblood.Thoscnioisonumny^fcrtnaKBinK backaches,rlipuninlicpninsjcir p^iiis, Jo^s,,f pep and energy, Retting up'JlitiRv pufBtveasundcrth^ cyca, hcadat'ncj nntltlizii- ZM!M.Frf!«i»i-ntDrACAn(yi).'usaRCituith5niiiit. mKanuburnin^FOincUniesEhou.iUniri'Esj-omc- tlung wrong with your kidneys or Madder. P'lL t "•' 7lt ' r f ^ fk *" our .rfruKJJist for Donn'a by millions for over 50 y«ii-s. Uoao's wive L nnnjiy relief and will help tlic 15 miles of ' J ,*\ yllll>es "UF,k out poisonoirswaate from the blood. Get Uown'ri Pills. ut of lire nljout a nd filters Doctors Work With Precision In Caring for Blast Victims • Plaste? • Stucco • Concrete Phone 3998 RADIO 2 DAY SERVtCE ON C.NY MAKE OR MODF.lj. RELIABLE WORKMANSHIP. PHONE 2642 We Call for and Deliver .FRED CALUHAN > Electrical Appliance Co, Authorized Motorola Radio Sales nnrt Service 106 South First SI. Negroes to Get Penitentiary Sentence PINK ULUKI', Aik., April 1(1. . (Ul')—Two Jeffersnn county Ne-: grocs, Alin'i'l and Willie Wilkinson, i meed nenliiiuhiiy terms loiluy nf J ter beini; round Klillty In oonnec- ' Ion with the deaths l=Vb. 0 ol |wn vhllc men. After dellbera'.iiiK nlniost 20 lioiirs, a Jefferson circuit court jury yesterday found Albert Wilkinson Biiilly ot .seeonct <lei;ree murder, and Icfl lil.s punishment up 10 the presiding Judge T. li. Pav- liani. His brother. Wlfiie, was found Sillily of voluntary manslaughter nnd tli-oiv a two-yeiir prison ti'iin. The jialr hn ( j been cliufgcd with first decree innrtier in eoniie/tinii with the shootlnt! deaths of special deputy Cletus Hvvnin mid U. W. Winston on the Vine Hluff- Allhelmer liiglnvny. The Nenvoos lind been slopped by Dryaiil and Winston for qiicsikntiiit;, nml allegedly oiiened fire on (he wlilli' men. Tile jury was composed of 11 white men uiu! one Negro, u to-' quest ci allied [he; by Judi'.i 1 Pat'lmin. CAH1> OK THANKS We would like to express our sincere thanks to our many friends fur their kindness lo us in the ilhie.v; Too Late to O<»ss*'i?v For Sate (lentil of our liusluiiul :in<l , jo!ii) H. "W«lki>r. Ks|H'ciulty <• tliunk I In- slnuPi's mid mm- fur Die Iwmtlf'ul sotig.s urn! words spoken. Also Coblj I'un- Ilinni- mi iiirlr lliiiiiyhiltilm's;. Mi's. John ii. \vnlkor uml PAGE' THREE Davis Brothers Service Station • FR4NKUN noBBINS, M«h»»ic Lion I'rmlucls Manila, Arkansas - G«w^VTlres, o I'urls & Accessories ' '* Auto " ,'\ BV MARV FKASKR I (Reporter fnr the Houston J'ross) [ Wrilteti for the Hailed J'ress j GA'LVESTGN. Tex.. A(Jrtl IV.; P)—A patient lay on a stretch- i or. He was a husky man whose i black hair iv.'i.s matted with Uloo.f.j Gne eye was totally gone. His left! foot was nearly .severed. [ 'They keep coming," a j'oui.yi doctor said. | This is the emergency ward ol the John sealy Hospital! Two sailors bring in a youth o: 20 cm another strclclier. j "May we have this stretcher' back soon?" one of them asked, i A nurse deftly administers a hypo. Doctors pass from one wound-; c ( | to another as soon as their: hurts are bandaged, trying to keep ; up witli the ambulance drivers stiit brmgin;; the injured from Texas' City, . * Another victim svalts in a wheel chair. He is wearing overalls and a straw-hat. His month sags open. One tired nurse said 329 persons were treated in nine hours yesterday in the 12 !>y 13 receiving room. Five persons died in Uio room. Five high "school boys came i" and emptied an overflowing basket of bloody rags. Everyone pitched iii to help. The s£retchor-l)eare:s were volunteers, black and white. OKI and young, ihe oniy rcfiuireinenl was that- :,ou were able to carry your end of (lie loan. A young man waiting mi a stretcher as):<>d for a priest. Father D:izio of St. Mary's Church rusri- Cd in. "Where were you?" T asked p. A. Hutchins, a Texas City p.linter. "T ivas 43 feet in the air on top ol a Moftsnulo B«iltl>uu," tie said. "Everything won! black ami the next thing I k:ic\v I \vr.s OH the ground on my loft side. IVi lucky. God I'm lucky." E. C. Williams. 32. told me h« swam for :iu hour in a sea of oil before lie was rescued, lie couldn't reniemlier how he was saved. J. D.' Carper, 41, a refinery worker, said he was watching the bui'n- ina sli'P from three-quarters of a mile distance when it blew up. "We were told to foe. careful, not to let our welding equipment, catch anything on fire. 1 'he said. •'Then came dial terrible noise. I uicked myself up and ran three miles to the higlnray." Doctors said he ran the three miles probably with a broken back. Seven-year-old Daniel Azla, his right-leg broken, looked up fromj a stretcher on the floor when tj stopped beside him. "There was a bi:; noise." l;c said. ••Then a lot of people were dead.' Trains Being Detoured LITTLE 'ROCK, Ark.. April 17. (UP* — Trains operating between here and Memphis over the Ro I Island lines were being detoured today over the Missouri Pacific Arkansas River bridge while the Rock Island bridge undergoes repairs. Railroad officials announced that the detour is causing -n slight delay Jn train schedules. The repair work probably will take troin eight to ten days. i7-pk i;r For Rent SALESMAN WANT Arkansas Medics To Hear Dr. H. H. Shoutders IJTTLE T5OCK. Ark.. April 17. (UP)—A talk by Dr. Harrison H Fhmildcrs. j-.-esident of the American Medical Society, will highlight the 71 si. annual convention of ; t!ie Arkansas Medical Society which opened here, today. VJr. Shoulders will speak at a public meeting at 8:15 p.m. The convention opened tills morning and a meeting of thr house of delegates was scheduled for Ihis afternoon. 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