The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 21, 1966 · Page 12
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ftp Twdve - BlythtvBI* (Ark.) ewritr Kewi - Tut»jty, June H, MM jet Crash Kills Two Leaves 40 Injured By HARRY NASH I lided at 400 miles an hour with another Intruder at 2,000 feet. HAMPTON, Va. (AP) - Rescue and salvage workers probed a devastated suburban neighborhood here today for possible additional victims from the flaming crash of a Marine Corps attack bomber that hurtled into the area after an in- flight collision Monday. Hampton police .said two persons — a mother and her infant son — died and 40 were injured. Eleven remained hospitalized today. . Police Chief L. H. Nicholson said "we have gone through all the destroyed and damaged houses and found no adttional bodies. I don't believe we will find any more. We have no reports of missing persons." Nicholson said "it is a miracle that the death loll was so low." The low death toll was all the more remarkable in view of the fact the plane crashed when "the majority of the'people in the area were at home," the chief said. Ten of the modest, two-bedroom homes were demolished and 17 others damaged to some degree in the housing development near Buckroe Beach, a Chesapeake Bay resort town. The two-seater A6 Intruder light bomber plowed into the development at 8:57 p.m. Monday. Seconds earlier; it had col- Doily Record Weather V. S. Weather Boreal Agricultural service Keiser, Ark. The first day of summer prom Ises to be a pleasant day in Ar kansas. Temperatures will climl to about the same level as yes terday. High pressure continue to be the dominating influence and no significant changes ar expected in the flow pattern for several days. This means con tinued warm and dry weather. " Yesterday's highs ranged from an 84 at Fayetteville to 93 at Little Rock and Batesville Overnight lows ranged from t cool 51 at Calico Rock to 66 al Pine Bluff. Weather conditions will continue to be favorable for haying and spraying operations A depletion of soil moisture supplies will continue and plants will show increasing moisture stress. The forecast! do not mention shower activity through Thurs day and by then a soaking rain would be welcome over the whole state. Tesurday'l high—U Overnight low—67 Precipitation previoui M houn (to T ».m. today)—nona Precipitation Jan. 1 to Sunset today—7:16 fiunrise tomorrow—4:4f Thl« Date A Yeu Yesterday's High—» Overnight low— 1& ; Precipitation Jan. 1 M d*tt—23.08 Traffic Accident* Cars driven by D. L. Webster of 826 Ciark and Charles Edwards of 131 E. Sycamore were involved in an accident yesterday at So. Franklin and Sycamore. No charges were placed. Markets Open High Low Last Chicago Wheat July 194% 195 189% 189% Sept. 197 197% 191% 191% pec. 202 UOKi 1.95% 195% Chicago Soybeans July 345 348 340U 340% Aug. 339 339K 336V« 335V4 Sept. 311 SIS 310% New Yorktocki Texas G. S. ..... ......... 111% Chrysler ................. 40V« RCA ........... .......... 52 l / 8 AT&T . .................. 53% Dow ... ...... ..... .. ..... 68% Xerox ....... .......... 261 GM ................... 80% Pan Amer ............. 77% Ford .................. 46V. W'house ........ . ...... 58 US Steel .............. 44% Curtis Pub ............ WA Comsat ............... 60 Amer Motors .......... VA Sears ................. 5«% Parke Davis ........ 31% Gen Elect ............ 112% Beth Steel ........... . 32% Reynolds Tob .......... 38% Standard NJ ............ 68% Holiday Inn ........... 40% Ar!>L« ................ 44% Ark-Mo ........ ....... 14%' Divco-Wayni .......... 1W The other plane fell into the Chesapeake. All to the four Marines aboard the two aircraft ejected safely and landed near the second bomber in Chesapeake Bay off Norfolk. Three were picked up by a Coast Guard helicopter, fourth by a private boat. i * « The crash occurred not far from the sprawling Fordham shopping center and the homes of many Air Force and Army men from nearby Langley Air Force Base and Ft. Monroe. Witnesses said the aircraft came down at a 45-degree angle just off Sergeant Street, where its engine buried itself in a deep crater. The wings and portions of the flaming fuselage continued on — with parts of the fuel tanks — for two blocks, mowing down homes as they went and setting some of them on fire. Bits of the plane were found 5 blocks away at the shopping center, where a wheel plunged through;the roof of a bowling alley and injured three persons. Among the dead were Mary Gallant and her 19-month-old son Donald. Mrs. Gallant's husband was on his way home when the house in which his wife and infant son awaited his arrival was destroyed. Two other Gallant children were visiting neighbors and escaped. "It looked like a tornado had ripped out a three-block area," said one of the first newsmen at the scene, Bob Williams of the Newport News Daily Press. "People were walking around in a daze." wiped out, but we don't know for sure." "I saw the children in that family playing in that yard : five minutes before the crash," said Mrs. Angle's husband. Trooper H.L. Hough of the State Police was in his cruiser about a mile away when he saw the flames leaping from the crash. He was the first officer to arrive. "People surrounded my car," he said, "and placed three injured people — a man, a woman and an infant several weeks old — in my car. I took them to a hospital and went back to the place. By then the ambulances and police cars were there and were taking people to hospitals, too." The Marine 'lombers, out of Cherry Point, N.C., were en route to Patuxent River, Md., and had left their base at 6:30 p.m. The Fleet .Marine Force Atlantic said it had no immediate explanation for the collision and that the planes were on a routine weather mission. Moments .after ; the pilotless bomber crashed in flames, ambulances were speeding to the area from Hampton, .Newport News, Buckroe Beach, Langley AFB, Phoebus, and the counties of Northampton and York. * , •' * Rescue squadmen, doctors, detachments from Langley and Ft. Monroe, and firemen hurried in. By the time they arrived, hundreds of persons had gathered to watch the holocaust. The garish glare of floodlights bathed the scene and the smell o! smoke and charred, wet wood filled the. air. Utility wires dangled from poles. Police and firemen con- Mrs. A.L. Angle, who lives 100! tinued to search the burned-out yards from the spot the plane wreckage of the demolished houses. . A half-house stood forlornly. From front to back it had. been split evenly,. almost exactly in half. In the exposed kitchen, a stove and the sink stood unscathed. Flames from, the fires set by the crashed bomber leaped so high they were seen miles hit, was in the den with her husband. "We heard an explosion," she said. "Our whole back yard was lit up. "We ran to the front. Everywhere we looked, we saw houses burning. We heard that one whole family — mother, father and several children — was Arkansas News Briefs By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Gov. Ofval Faubus said Monday that he would sign a petition, if he gets one, to place on the election ballot a proposed constitutional amendment to remove age restrictions for public education. Faubus said he regarded other proposed amendments as controversial and said he did not want to get involved. He predicted defeat for a school consolidation amendment if it reached the ballot. Other proposals being circulated for signatures call for four-year terms for elected officials, constitutional convention and judicial reform. LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The state Revenue Department estimates that between 250,000 and 300,000 persons will receive refunds next year under the state income tax withholding law. Revenue Comissioner Doris McCastlain asked Comptroller L. A. Mashburn to set aside $4 million from the revenue to pay refunds early next year. shotgun. The sheriff Mid Crawford had shot his wife, Margaret, 26, only minutes before at a trailer park here. The woman was listed in aerioui condition at a Little Rock hospital. WASHINGTON (AP) — A $100,000 federal loan to remodel the library building vat Henderson State Teachers College at Arkadelphia has been approved by the. Health, Education and Welfare Department, Sen. John L. McClcllan, D-Ark., said Monday. WASHINGTON (AP)- Army Spec. 4 James D. Honeycutt,. son of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Honeycutt of Litte Rock, Ark., has been killed in Viet Nam. The Defense Department said Monday that Honeycutt's death was nonhostile. WASHINGTON (AP)- A bill to increase to $550,000 the amount authorized .for the development of the Arkansas Post National Memorial "was passed Monday by the House. The memorial, located in Arkansas County, commemorates the founding of the first European settlement west of the Mississippi River. Congress authorized the project in 1960 with an appropriation limitation of $125,000 for development purposes. CABOT, Ark. (AP)-A woman was seriously wounded and her husband killed in a murder attempt-suicide Monday, Sheriff Warren Minton of Loncke County said. Minton said Everett W. Crawford, 27, shot, himself with a 410 away. Heavy smoke, billowing into the clear and starry sky in the red glow of the flames, was seen at Newport News, 15 miles distant. 'It was the most horrible thing I've ever seen," said Robert Young, 22, a Newport News shipyard worker who was visiting the home of his parents in the Buckroe housing development. "It was like a huge fireworks display. It was what I would imagine a bombed city to look like during wartime." The rescued Marine fliers were 1st Lt. Charles Clark, 24, of Asheyille, N.C., and 1st Lt. lames Engstrom, 25, of Du- 'ham, N.C., the pilots; and bombardier - navigators Capt. James Andherst of Plankinlon, S.D., and 2nd Lt. William Llewellyn of Cleveland, Ohio. Boy Survives 12-Story Fall 'Taxing' luiintsi NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) An Internal Revenue Service agent interviewed a 7-year-old merchant Monday after receiving a telephoned inquiry. The caller reported a store had opened on the Larry Foeltel property and wanted to be sure the bookkeeping was in order. Foettel's son, Leif, told the agency he had been selling radishes and turnips for a penny each. In two weeks, he said, he had made a net profit of 7 cents. Their Children Loved the Wedding DETROIT (AP) — It was a lovely wedding. All the bride's children thought so. So did the bridegroom's. All 100 of them felt just fine about Julie Ann Argy and Wilbert O'Brien Miller being married. Miss Argy, a kindergarten teacher, and Hiller, a fourth- grade teacher, both at the Consolidated Murlhan School in Warren, Mich., near Detroit, took the step Sunday after a two-year romance. They invited all their present pupils and some of last year's to witness the ceremony. .NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) Diplomatic source reported today that King Freddie, the missing ' Kabaka of Buganda, has arrived' in Burundi and asked for asylum until he is able'to travel to London. The kabaka, .41-year-old Sir Edward Frederick Mutesa, was reported suffering from malaria. A group of 165 Japanese exchange students is to leave for New York July .6. OBITUARY Reverse Moss Services will be held at 11 CHICAGO (AP) — Renardo! a.m. Thursday at the Church Coleman, 14, was ; sitting at the j of Christ on Washington St. for 19th_flrtnr Urinr4n11l nt hie- f-am,l,l'o Dn.lai.pn \Mncc C9 ujH/\ Hi0H last 12th-floor window of his family's apartment March 23 when he lost his balance. He survived the fall but suffered fractures of the left wrist and both legs, a lacerated liver and left lung and a ruptured spleen. After surgery Renardo was transferred to Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital, His right arm both legs in paralyzed and casts. But he recovered enough to resrime his studies and Monday James P. Maloney, principal of William McKinley' Upper Grade Center, presented Renardo his diploma. Equal-Time The period in the year when day and night are of equal length in all parts of the world, is known as the equinox. At this time, the sun- is directly over the equator. Reverse Moss, 62, who died last Thursday al his home on Sales St. Officiating will be Elder Duncan White, with burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Lena Moss of Blytheville; Three daughters, Alma Jean Moss and Mrs. Maggie Ruth Dean, both of E .St. Louis, III., and Mrs. Lovie Ransom of Blytheville: Four sons, Freddie Earl Moss of Oklahoma, Reverse Moss Jr., and Charles Moss, both of Blytheville, and Sgt. Willie Moss of Germany; Two sisters, Mrs. Ellen Hirsch of Hernando, Miss., and Mrs. Texana Tate of Memphis; Three brothers, Ben Moss of Blytheville, Settle Moss of Hernando, Miss., and Virgie Moss of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; And 12 grandchildren. Home Funeral Home is in |charge. TOKYO (AP) - Red China announced today the ouster of another local party leader in its continuing purge of those who oppose the teachings of Communist chief Mao Tse-tung. The latest victim is Chang Wen Sung, head of the Peking Communist party committee's education department. BONN, Germany (AP) Leaders of the ruling Christian Democratic party gave Deputy Chairman Rainer Barzel a vote of confidence Monday but did not endorse his suggestion for. a unification settlement allowing Soviet troops to remain in a reunified Germany. Party leaders said in a com- munique that Moscow's unfavorable response to Barzel's statement in Washington last week showed that German reunification was being impeded by Soviet disinclination. VATICAN CITY (AP) -The Vatican quietly observed the third anniversary today of the election of Pope Paul VI. The gold and white flags of Vatican City were up but no special speeches or ceremonies were planned. TOKYO (AP).,- ; A .group of 164 American high school and college students arrived today for an .eight-week visit to Japan to further mutual understanding with Japanese students. TAIPEt, FORMOSA (AP) Chang Chin-lung, 50, was sentenced to death Monday for a murder committed in Mainland China 17 years ago. A brother of the victim spoi- led'Chang on a street lasl year and reported him to the police. Testimony at the trial brought out that Chang, an army enlisted man, bayoneted Sung Chi- chiang to death in June 1949 because he was in love with Sung's wife. The woman testified that she had never dared expose Chang for fear he would kill her. Diversified Family The deer family is greatly diversified in size, ranging from the massive moose, which may grow seven feet tall at the shoulders and weigh up to 1.400 pounds, to the pudu of the Chilean Andes, which weighs up to 24 pounds and stands only loli inches at the shoulders. Builds Huge Nest .The.hammerhead stork builds a huge nest of mud and sticks covered by a roof which may be as much as six feet across and substantial enough to bear 'he Weight of a man, according to the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Service! Bj FUNERAL HOME Integrity Buell W. 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