The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 12, 1951 · Page 2
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FAGS TWO BT,YTHEVTT,LE (ARK.) COUBIKR NEWS WKJHEftUAT, SEPTEMBER It, Czech Train Refugees Allowed to Stay West' HOP, Germany, Sept. 12. (fi>f— Th» U- 8. high commission announced today that all political refugee* aboard the Czech train which cracked through the Iron Curtain will be a)lo\ved to remain In th* West. Twenty-five of the Cezchs have •£ked for asylum "in the free west" after a spectacular flight from their Communist homeland yesterday. Eighty-six other Czechs who rode the "freedom train" as unwilling passengers will be returned u> Czechoslovakia. * A high commission announcement recalled a statement last April by . Commissioner John J. McCfoy that American authorities "will not, return political refugees to Soviet orbit countries where their freedom or even lives would be. In jeopardy." "This policy will be adhered to" In the case of the runaway Czechs, the announcement said. Czechs in Custody It said the Czechs are temporarily in the custody of the U. S, Seventh Army "which Is making every effort to provide suitable food and accommodations." "We did it because it Ls no longer bearable to live In an east European country," said Prazek Jarda, engineer of the train and a leader 01 the dnrlng escape plot. We have been preparing for this a long time," he told reporters. "We brought food and clothing— everything we could," "AM along the way we got help," Jarda said. But, in the traditional manner of refugees, he declined to identify the people who helped them, Jarda brought his wife and two children with him. Thousands have lied to Germany since the Communists seized Czechoslovakia. This IE the first lime any escaped by pirating a train, Method \Vas Simple The 'A ay they did It was nmazing- J> simple. The express (rain was on its regular run from Prague to Ascii near [he German border, ft was scheduled to stop at Asch but instead (he engineer raced through the town at 60 miles an hour. Someone at Asch had thrown a rusty switch find the train was shunted to an old, unused track jeadijig across the Gernmn border to [lie town of Selb-Ploes/.bcrg, 25 miles from Hof, (he refugees then turned themselves over to German authorities. The refnuec.s. Including six child| mi and several women, stayed at a Rod Cross center in Selfo last night. Others, Including two Czech Mildlers find ti policeman, stayed behind on the train, Senator Has Better Carpet in Dog House than Of/ice, He Soyj Pretty Girl Stabbed in Church Remains Near Death at Hospital CHRISTMAS IN CHICAGO? — Shoppers on State Street In Chicago got this jolting reminder that, whatever the season, old Saint Nick is never fnr away. The occasion was a pre-season tryout of the city's street decorations (or next Yuletide. . DBS MOINES, Sept. 12. M>Pretty^ 23-year-oM Theresa O'Connor remained near death' today from knife wounds Indicted by a rejected suitor as she walked toward the communion rail at St. Ambrose Cathedral yesterday. The attractive nnltiette, n clerk for an electrical supply firm here, suffered two deep stab wounds. In the back and a severe wrist cut. A hospital attendant said she was "barely holding her own." Meanwhile, John A. Masterson, 34, who pleaded innocent to a charge of assault with Intent to commit -murder, was under special guard at the Polk County jail after a bullpen fight with prisoners last night. He was held In default of »10,000 bond. Sheriff Tom Rellly said he ordered Masterson placed in a strait- Jacket on & cot in a jail corridor ifler Masterson had been Injured about the face and head In the fracas. In a written statement to police Masterson said he stabbed Miss O'Connor "seven or eight times" beciuse she had broken off their romance. "H« was crazy," Miss O'Connor aald as she entered surgery- "-I used to go with him and had told him I did not want »ny more to do fwllh him. He has been pestering me for some time." About 50 persons were In the hushed Cathedernl when MaMer- son plimgcd the -seven-Inch blade into the girl's back. Two communicants, Fred Turner, 23, Des Molncs. and E. o. Mcrshon, 35, Louisville, Ky., seized Masterson and wrested the knife from him. Workers' Homes Stoned by Mob DIOHTON, MOBS.. Sept. 12. I/I'}— The homes of six workers at the strike-affected Ml. nope Finishing Co., were stoned last night and curly toilay by a mob of 150 that was dispersed by rifle and pistol fire. Police Chief John W. Synan said several women took part in what he called a "riotous" demonstration. Jnines McGovvan and Edward CX- Connell, who remain at work when a strike was called five weeks ago, used o shotgun and a pistol to drive the mob away from their window- shattered homes. Chief Synan said rocks weighing a u much as four ixmnds were hurled through the windows o( the two houses. Mrs. Edith O'Connell. 35, was .manhandled and suffered a cut wrist as she attempted to rout the rt!nb"«by playing a hose 'tin ythem? She was the only one reported hurl. A baby usually triples Its weight during Its first year of life. They'll Eat Two Tons of Kraut And 1 of Wieners FORRESTON. III.. Sept. 18. W)— Two tons of sauerkraut ant! a ton of wieners will disapjwar tomorrow after the recitation ol a magic phrase: "Come and get it," Tomorrow ts the 32nd annual Sauerkraut Day in Forrcston. The youths of the community have gathered hickory and oak wood. The chefs are ready to cook the hearty fare in ten 50-gallon kettles. Then they will dish up what they call the "largest free meal in the world." Forreston, In the northwest section of Illinois, has a population of only l.OOO. But sponsors say they expect more than 36,000 free loaders. Margaret Truman Said To Decline Movie Offer As President's Daughter HOLLYWOOD. Sept. 12. IJPi— A movie company says it has asked Margaret Truman to portray her:elf in a film role, but the offer apparently will be turned down. A spokesman for Miss Truman's manager said in N'ew York that the Pre-sident's daughter almost certainly would not accept it. Robert Young's independent movie company. Cavalier Productions, said yesterday it had telegraphed the offer lo Miss Truman. Young will star in the film, a mystery with no political Implications. The title Is "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue." That is the address of the White House. New Hump for RCA WASHINGTON (AP>— The -Rural Electrification Administration thinks it i« over one hump, but expects another shortly. It thinks the peak has been reached in the Installation of new line.%. Last fiscal year 117,000 miles were put into use. ThLi WSB a drop of 35 per cent from the previous year. The new hump Is expected in the amount of power delivered to existing llnes^'lt Is explained that niost farms are now on power lines. But in many cases, farms on' the linos do not yet have a full quota of appliances. Tile amount, of power rie- Ai UK i> Haifti'i L^oor ,he CAVALIER... America's newest daytime shoe more comfortable than barefoot... pillow-soled self-flexing soft all over 'tvailable In: cavalier ted, cromwel! brown, blond or black ZELLNER'S SLIPPER SHOP Blythevilfe, Ark. ivered took a 25 per cent jump las year and has doubled since 19W. WASHINGTON, Sept. 12. W>— enator Welker (R-Idaho) looked round hl» office when he arrived a newcomer to Congress last anuary and Ityl disgraced. "I had better carpeting Ui my ,og house In Idaho than I have ... the Senate Office Build- ing," he said. Welker was hopping made and he made no bones about it when he went before a closed meeting of the Senate Appropriations Committee July 11. The committee today made public his testimony and that of other witnesses. On« of the othejr witnesses was another Senate freshman, Senator Dlrkssn (R-Ill). He too said he was shamed by tht carpet* and the furniture In his of(ic». Both senators said the 'carpets and furniturs In their offices were a sad come-down from what they found In the uecutin d*f>irtn«nt4 Dirksen said h« had just b«a down to the pentagon and "the offices ther« ai« hi gilt and gold brocade. 1 * ' American industries U 70,000 tons of tin a year. about At home The pause that refreshes with ice-cold Coca-Cola helps to make a house a home'. • orri^o utiorr A.UJHQSIIY or TKF COCA-COI* COMPANY IT COCA-COLA BOTTLING CO. OF BLYTHEVILLI "Col." II or« 8 iillf«(troJ^mo.l. <g) 1 951. THf COO-COLA CO«F*NY in its field! iLongfit^Ja field.(1975^ inches) ,., s . 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