The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 8, 1947 · Page 9
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THURSDAY, MAY 8, 1947 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)'• COURIER NEWS MNK Rigid Fire Laws For U. S. Urged Legislation on Arson Needed to Cope With Mounting Losses WASHINGTON, May 8. (UP) — Attorney General Toin c. Clark, •tfsstcrrtay told the President's fire ^tABti'iillon conference here that stricter laws and tighter enforcement are necessary to cope wllli mounting fir e losses. Another speaker told the conference that cigaret manufacturers could help reduce fires by includinr: 111 their Advertisements "a word of caution about lighted matches and cigarets. Clark said that some states have no arson laws. And the Federal Fugitive Felon Act, he said, (toes not even mention the crime or arson. Clark said stricter local us well as state and federal laws arc needed. Tlin 2,000 dele-Kales to the conference were called here by President Trmnan to plan a campaign of fire prevention. Clark suggested tlic following points: 1. Tighten up state and local laws dealing with arson and negligence—and enforcing them. 2. Support for congressional revision of the Federal Fugitive Felon Act to including arson. 3. Educating the public—particularly school children- to the danger of fire and in ways to fight it. Percv Hugbce, general manager of the Fire Protection Association of Boston, said that cigaret makers spend "tremendous sums" on advertising but rail to say anything about fire dangers. Estimating that 20 per cent of 4j}he nation's fires are due to care- \aj5 smoking habits. Bugbee urged » conference to ask cigruet manufacturers to begin an educations campaign on fire hazards. The conference, called by the President to map a program to reduce the heavy national fire toll also heard from Walter A. Tayloi of the American Institute of Architects, lie attacked existing building codes. Taylor said many codes and standards "have been framed nrimari ly to preserve buildings and their \ contents rather than human lives." I He urged that better standards be \ set up and rigidly enforced. James T. Nicholson, executive vice president of the American Red Cross, said the Junior Red Cross '" Spokane, Wash., has been carrying out a public education program against fire danger. He said boys and girls have been detailed to filling stations. When cars pull up, they reach in and empty the automobile ash trays. The trays are replaced with a small sticker bearing the words. "Use tlic ash tray—prevent iorest fires." - ' Engines Get 'Oxygen Masks' Kow of cylinders set in IrK'omotivc pictured above are "o.xy^cn masks," installed by the Denver and Uio Grande Western Railroad on steam engines making mountain-climbing hauls between Pueblo, Colo., and Salt Lake Cily. Utah. As grade rises, air loses oxygon. This device delivers compcnsntinfi oxygen into the firebox, thus maintaining maximum < Tieicney imd combtislion. Starving Woman Too Old to Care About $150,000 CHICAGO, May 8. (UP) -^; An wed, half-blind woman who .was wind near starvation in her 1 Junk- illcred basement lint doesn't care si hut happened to her $150,000. I'm too old nnd weak to cure alxiul I he money," she told three psychiatrists appointed by probate court. The woman was Amelia Rlchter, 89, who lived in '.scimitar with her brother, August, until he died In n hospital lust April 10. ; Her statements to the psychiatrists were made public today, at u lirarlnR before probate Judge William Wiiugh, who ordered the mental examination to determine whether she could administer lier estate. The psychiatrists reported that she was Incompetent to administer her estate. 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