The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 3, 1949 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, August 3, 1949
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FACE THO BLYTHEVII.LE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 1949 bur Grain Elevator Employee Killed KonMi City Workman Buried Alive in Tent of Wheat Dust KANSAS CITY. Aug. —tfi— A grain (levalor employee was fatally Injured when he plunged into a bin containing 30 tons of wheat dust yesterday and was buried for five minutes under ten feet ol the chaff. Despnrate efforts to save him, made by fellow.employes ,qn<i firemen, failed when he died at the general hospital, nearly two hours alter the accident. The Immediate cause of death, hospital attendants, said, was the clogging of the windpipe by the wheat dust. The mishap occurred al an elevator In North Kansas City. The victim was L-L. Cleveland, atwut 60. He was taken lo a hospital after being administered artificial respiration at the scene. A rcsus- cliator also w-as used. Cleveland had been on a ladder atop the bin. His fool slipped and he Jell into the pile of wheat dust, which, acting like quicksand, pulled him downward. The bin is used to load box cnrs and is suspended so the sloping bottom Is nine feet above the ground. Employes who siv* Cleveland fall decided an attempt to dig the victim out would consume too much time. Instead, they opend the jaw which closes the botton of the bin. literally pouring Cleveland out. The operation required about live minutes Cleveland was unconscious. At the hospital Cleveland was given an emergency tracheotomy to remain, enable him to breathe more easilly. Rising Waters Maroon Man For 77 Hours COLUMBIA, S.C., Aug. 3. (AP) — Two city ilrenien eurly yesterday rescued a 21-year-old man from the perilous rocky perch he had occupied in the middle of the swirling Broad River for 11 hours. The flicnicn brought Robert Monroe Lee lo safety :n a fire department outboard motor boat after a risky quarter oi a mile roundtrip run. A Navy blimp, sent Irora Savannah, Ga., hovered nearby, hamper- by rolling log. Also at hand, taking no part in Lee's rescue, was a helicopter which harl been sent by truck from Pope Field, N.C, Lee had been marooned on the rock since early Monday night when hE and a companion *vere trapped by rampaging flood waters released n part from a power dam 10 miles ipstreaui. Fireman Clyde Hutst, a specialist In watet rescue operations, said he and his fellow worker readied Lee S few minutes after 6 a.m. lEST). [jee, weak hut able to walk, was placed on a stretcher ind taken in .111 ambulance to a Columbia hospital. Persons who talked briefly with him said he seemed to be all right after hi' all-nisht ordeal In the midst o! the dangerous, swifl currents. Lee and his companion. 25-year- old James Donl. were trapped by rising waters as they fished on a rork aboU( 75 yards from the bank. Stricken by Po/io, Naval Pilot SetDownSymptoms in Notebook Drnt made his way to safety soon ntrer the pair were marooned, hu LUNCH TIME FOR PET—Perky, a tamed wood thrush, reaches tor a piece ol corn held by Earl Saeger. Jr.. seven, in Birmingham. Ala. The ihree-wcck-old wild bird attached uim.sell to the sacger lamuj atter they rescued the bird following a fall from its nest in South Alabama Later, the bird returned with the family to Birmingham. ( t \p Wirephoto) n T)] ut ,__ Labor Committee Ofcays Federal Health Grant Bill WASHINGTON. Aug. 3. (API — Lee— unable to swim— was forced to his windpipe having been clogged by wheat dust. Insured Unemployment In State Shows Decline LITTLE ROCK, Aug. 3. Wi—Insured unemployment in Arkansas dropped to 15,600 In June, a 37 per cent decline (rom March, the Employment Security Division reported yesterday. Unemployment reached a peak of 24,600 in March, the agency said. Unemployment insurance payments lor June were $592.217. a 42 per cent decline under March. Meanwhile 8,202 persons were hired through the agency In June, with construction placements largely responsible for the eight per cent Increase 'over May. the general health program President 'lY.linan recently submitted to Congress. The bill does not deal with nn- tr Labor Committee yes- other more controversial section ol I WASHINGTON. All?. Notes written by a young Navy pilot stricken with polio—In the hopes that he might help "(Ind a cure for this thing"—have been •eleased by his widow now that he is dead. The pilot was James Olin Chiles. 25. junior grade lieutenant stationed »l Anacostla Navji Air Else. He was taken to Bethesda (Md) Naval a week ago with symptoms of polio. Mrs. chiles. 26. visited him last Wednesday when he was still able lo talk. He toH her: "Dorothy, this is the best thing that could happen. Maybe I can work with the doctors -id find a cure for this thing." A few hours later he wrote his fir.'t case note. In pencil in his personal notebook: "To doctor , "First noticed vision incoherent or something at 1640 (4:31) p.m.,. Can't even see clearly what I'm writing. ''If anybody puts me ill a respirator please lote: I cannot swallow 1 have a rapid accumulation O l mucous in my throat If I am not allowed to turn my head to the side to It I'll choke lo death. His next brief note an lour lator: "Docto: were going, but he could only answer In a scrawl: "My guess la that I'm going to be all right." •sked him IJ he rer« In lain. He replied by pencil: "Some bill not bad. "Every person on this floor has Accidental Shooting To b« investigated NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Aug. 3. W)—The Pulaskl County homicide .sqund yesterday was asked to Investigate the shooting of a young North Little Rock matron by her husband early yesterday. Mis. Irene Gibbs, 20. was in critical condtlon at A rkansas Baptist Hospital from a gunshot wound In her right breast. Police Chief Jack Pyle had asked a (word unreadable) contusions) the homicide srtuad to Investigate disease—don't want you around. the "accidental" shooting, read—vision's shot I "Can't porarily. "Only thing I'm worried about Is you. "Help me set pillow under head "You should not stay. This will be mv worst night Tomorrow we should know." Mis. Chiles .slcr* If she could get htm anything. He wrote: "Doctor prescribes what I need.' And then was the last note of all 1 "Mv neck Is paralyzed, doesn't hurt anymore." That <"-*= about 8 n.m. Wednesday. Lieutenant Chiles died, o bulbar nollomvelitles. at 9:20 the next morning. He was a unlive of Lakeland. Pl« who entered Ihe Navy In 1942 and spent three vears oversea*. His burial was tnrfav, in Arlington Na- TlolirO Cemetery. Pyle said police were told Mrs Glbbs placed a pistol under her pillow while her husband, serviceman for an amusement device company, .vas out on a call. Glbbs reported the gun discharged when he attempted to remove It when he returned, Pyle said. He added that M.S. Glbbs and Miss Geneva Thompson, who lives with the Glbbs, both described the shooting as accidental. Read Courier News Want Ad». /1 your coo/fi/ia your fast aweiiy "Doctor "1753 (5:53 p.m.i Noted very No whisky was mad- by any ol control ol tongue in month." the distilleries In the Scottish corn- Mrs. Chiles asked him how things bine during 1932. Justice Murphy's Estate Is Valued at $2,100 WASHINGTON. Allg 3. (AP) — The late Justice Frank Murphy left an estate here of only $2.100—and $1.600 of that Is due the Washington Hotel \vhere he lived. ' This was disclosed ye.sterd.ay in papers :ilcd In a District of Columbia court. Gemsc Murphy, the Jurist's brother, previously had said that Murphy left only a small e.state in Michigan. Justice Murphy died July 19 Sti Detroit, without leaving a will, ills only survivors are his brother George, a sister. Marguerite Murphy Teahan, and a niece, Sharon Murphy. All live in Michigan. terday unanimously apuroved a bill authorizing about $95.000.000 in federal grants the. next two years for training health personnel. Senator Pepper ID-Flu) announced the action. He called the measure ".substantially an administra- the Tr'iman program which calls ! tion oill' hi line with a section of second year for national health Insurance. Pepper said that under the bill ! approved today, federal grants to [ training schools and to states would | amount to about $44 700.000 the ! first year end about S51.COO.OOU the I SHEET METAL WORK OF ALL KINDS Custom work For gins, alfalfa mills, oil mills Custom Shearing up lo 1/4 inch Ihirkness Frank Simmons Tin Shop 117 South Broadway Phone 2651 REVI STARTING Full Gospel VAL TONIGHT Tabernacle Lilly and Vine Sts. Rev. Eli De Priest of Black Rock, Ark., is the Evangelist Service Each Night at 7:45 Pastor— Rev. E. T. 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