The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 17, 1951 · Page 10
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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1951 SLYTHBVTU.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS CAA Probes Stunt Plane Fall in Crowd 20 Are Killed As Croft Drops Spectators PAGE NTrtB FLAGLER, Colo.. Sept. 17. (AP> — A Civil Aeronautics Board officla. says CAA regulations obviously were violated In an air show plane crash which killed 20 persons. Seventeen persons were Injured. A stunt plane plunged into closely parked cars and spectators during the ah* show In this small farming town Saturday. Regional CAB Chief R. P. Parshall, directing a probe'today, said! "It was obvious the pilot was too close to the crowd." He described tlie^crash as "the worst tragedy involving a small aircraft In this country's aviation history." He .said it would be-five days before it will be known if there Is to be a public inquiry. The decision, he said, will be made In Washington. Inquest Is Called An inquest has been called toduy by Kit Carson County Coroner William Hendricks to establish responsibility and causes o f death/ The 20, including the pilot, were killed or fatally injured as a low wing monoplane stunt craft crashed and scattered over 150 yards packed with rows of parked cars and spectators at an air show highlighting the Flagler (all festival. flkt wing of the plane snagged on wnwl stubble as the pilot, First Lt. Norman L. Jones, a student at the Lowry Air Force Base photo school on temporary duty from Davis- Monthan Base at Tucson. Ariz., did & barrel-roll In the civilian craft. Plane Disintegrates The plane cartwheeled Into the croud and practically disintegrated, dealing out death, suffering «nd ingufsh. "I could see parts of the plane Sy over the cars." said Father Edward Dlnln, a Catholic priest. He walked among the dead, delivering extreme unction to those of hit faith. There were 13 children among the dead. Two of them were a daughter «nd son of Charles Keller, who also lost his wife In the tragedy. "God. it was awful," Keller said a* If to himself. "It was awful." Sunday, at a special mass, Fr Dinan said, "as you live, so shal you die." "This has not removed th« sorrow.' said the priest, "but It does remove the bitternesa." Lover Loses Fight, Wins Miss Payton HOLLYWOOD. Sept. 17. </P)_ Pranchot Tone, the suave screen lover, lost a tight over a shapely blonde but apparently haj won the girl, Actress Barbara Payton says he proposed and she said "yes." Thus tne ultimate loser of a pre-dawn movie colony brawl is muscular Tom Neal, who threw the punch which pulped Tone's" particlan profile and hospitalized him with a brain concussion. Neal took It hard. "I was very much In love with the girl, and still am today," he admitted. "I hope she and Tone will be very happy." Tone, his doctor reports, is on the road to rapid recovery. He proposed marriage yesterday to Miss Payton during her second fire escape visit to his room. "I love him very much," the 25- year-old film player said after- wart! in her first cordial 'encounter wilh newsmen since the fight. "We knew yesterday that we would marry, but today he asked me." All of which leaves but one question unanswered in the aftermath of. the Friday morning bloodletting in Miss Peyton's patio, namely; Will Tone press charges against Neal, the ball shouldered actor and weight lifter, or will all three principals be content to let the matter drop? Apparently the answer to that one hinges on further conferences between Tone and his lawyer. Neal emerged from seclusion last night to supplement his previous accounts of the fight and to express his regrets, He still Insisted that Tone threw the first punch. "Barbara came out and asked Franchot when he was going to get rid of me," said Neal in an interview with the Times. "Then she threw her arms around him and gave him a long kiss. "That kiss is what touched It off." Read Courier Wew> Classified Ad» 3 Persons Killed In Plane Crash CHEHALI8, Wash.. Sept. 17. WV A private plane crashed shortly af ter taking off from the Chen all Airport yesterday, killing the pllo and three passengers. Le^ls County Sheriff Fran Tha'yer laid the dead were: Clarence E. Falk," 30, Pendletoi Ore..- the pilot. L. .W. Kushton, about 50, Onalu ka, Wash. Uoyd Z. JUuchau, 1«, Onalaska Wash. Lee Berg. 16, South Bend, Wash Theatre Popcorn Salesman's /jkp '' *J' *v * -' *•»"'' i ' Crenerosffy Proves Costly LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 17. </P) —Marvin Colyer'a popcorn -eating friends are going to miss him. And judging from Ihe popcorn ha gave away, there are quite a few of them, Colyer, 44-year-old lobby salesman for the Rllz Theater, was arrested yesterday and charged •with converting another's property to his own use. He said he gave popcorn lo his friends because he "Just wanted to be good to them." It's uncertain how many ten- cent bags he gave away In two years, but City Detective Earl Knies said a guess would be 15,000 to 40,900. Knies said Colyer admitted or dering that many bags to covei up his generosity. He also bough some extra popping corn when supplies ran low. His employer, Allen Bradley became suspicious when he not iced a difference in the regula type bags recently. But Bradley isn't real angry He put up Colyer's »300 bond and solved the popcorn situation b; making Colyer the theatre's bock ing agent. And Colyer says he wants tc pay Bradley for the popcorn hi gave away. 14 Die in Cabaret Fire As Mexicans Celebrate LEFT AT THE POST-Th[» Berlin beer garden waiter, realizing be hasn't a chance la • race staged tor restaurant workers in West Berlin, drinks his beer instead ol carrying it on a tray as the rules required. Photo by Acme Start Photographer AUjrn Baum. MEXICO CITY, Sept. 17. VF) — Fourteen per§oru were burned fatally or trampled to death when names, touched off by fireworks, flashed through the crowded "can can" cabaret yesterday. The vic- tlmi Included one VS. ' business man. Ten of the dead were women— mostly hostesses. The American was Identified as Read E. Goodridge, Baltimore, Md., dealer ui rare books. A total of 90 persons were Injured in the disaster. 26 of them seriously. About a thousand persons jammed the place when Die fire broke out: Mexican! Celebrate The noisy, dark cabaret, was crowded with Mexicans celebrating their independence day when a firecracker set fire to the strips or red, white aud green paper—Mexico's national colors. Earlier reports had said the blaze was set by an exploding skyrocket. Police gave thla version of the disaster: During the night a group of men at one table had been amusing themselves tossing lighted firecrackers at the feet of the dancers. Sparks from one firecracker touched off the paper decorations and flames shot up the left wall of the long, narrow room. Door Was Narrow There was a rush for the doer, which was less than three feet wide. In front of it was a solid screen so passers-by could, not look into the cabaret. .The crowd piled up against (his. A screaming mass of men and women fought and clawed to get out. Seme fell and were trampled. Others perished In the flames. One man, his clothing ablaze, fought his way out and ran three blocks before he dropped dead. A few palrom ran for the windows, but police said these were covered by heavy iron bars and heavy wire netting. Paper Fired Wall The burning paper set lire io the walls and flames shot through the celling. Before firemen could quell the blaze the building was gutted, with only the walls left standing. Inside the charred ruins the bodies of six women and one mnn lay in front of the bar. The bartender lay dead behind it. The bodies of others lay about the door. The flames roared up and out so quickly the table clothes were not burned. AFL Invites CIO 'Back to Labor' Union Opens Meet By Asking Merger Of All Organizations Seven Convicts Jailed Again Trio of Federal Escapees at Large CALDWELL, Idaho, Sept. 17. (£>) — Seven of the 10 federal prisoners who squeezed out of the Canyon 3ounty jail Saturday night have leen squeezed back In. and the icarch goes on today for the remaining trio. But it will not be an organized iearch. Roadblocks remained manned, but Sheriff Ray Luekenga igured the men, two of them unarmed, probably would have slipped through the police net and scattered by dawn. Utah officers were alerted late last night as a man answering the description of James H. Cesena, 31, one of the still free men was seen near Salt Lake Crty. He was thought to be armed, and was termed "dangerous." Twenty-one-year-old Fred B. Cralgh was the latest to be captured of th« contortionists who popped to freedom through a jail ventilator the size of a sheet of typing paper. The former GI, who WAS convicted o[ assault and robbery in Japan, was captured near the stockyards where he had hidden t since the Truman Thinks 'There'll Be No General for Democrats in '52' WASHINGTON. Sept. 17. (API— in Montana next year to oppose Truman la reported io former Senator Burton Pilot's Skili Savet 53 CHICAGO, Sept. IT. (iPj— A Florida-bound plane craih-landed yesterday and the pilot's expert handling of the crippled »hlp was credited with saving th« lives of 13 persona aboard. President have told K. Wheeler he doesn't expect any general to be nominated on the 1S5I Democratic ticket. Thl» apparently put a further Presidential dent in rumors that Mr. Truman might decide to step aside In favor of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower at next year's convention—if the Republicans don't beat the Democrat* and nominate the general first. Senator Duff (R-pa) said on a television proRram yesterday he is "very confident" Eisenhower will atcept a OOP bid "under the proper circumstances." Duff, an Eisenhower backer said he thinks the general will be a candidate if he feela the people want him and if bis duties in Europe do not interfere. Tnunao't View Told The President told a recent news conference he doesn't believe Elsen- hower Is interested In the Democratic nomination. Wheeler would not comment on the matter at all, but the story toll by hii former senatorial colleagues goes like this: Wheeler, who served as something of a mentor for Mr. Truman wher the. latter was a freshman senator went to the Whit* House befon he made a recent trip to Montana. Wheeler Vrxed To Ran Th» President urged Wheeler, now Washington lawyer, to seek thi Senator Ecton (R-Mont), who bea him in 1946. More to feel out the President' mentions than anything else Wheeler remarked that he mlgh lot be too happy running in Mon tana on n. ticket headed by a gen era! The President assured Wheele he wouldn't have to worry abou that—nothing like that would hap pen. Mr. Truman didn't add any thing about hlj own plans, how ever, as senators told the story. Democratic aenatorial nomination Lionel Davis. Clouds Relieve Northwest Area SEATTLE, sept. 17. (/P)— Cloud and haze brought some relief t the sun-scorched Pacific Norlhwes today, bub conditions remained crii leal In tinder-dry forests. Fire crews battling blazes Washington and Oregon timber lands looked for rain to ease the tasks, but the Weather Bureau o lered little help. The ' forecastc said temperatures would rema 1 high until storms push**R dow from Alaska. Attlee't Daughter Enga LONDON, Sept. 'l7. W) — Prim Minister Attlee's 21-year old daugf ter. Alison .^Elizabeth, became gaged yesterday to her brother commanding officer, Capt. RIchai SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 17. (AP) —The AFk opened Its 10th national nventlon today willi a record embership tola! and an Invitation the CIO and other outside un- ns to come back lo "the house of bor. J> Despite the numbers of members a paid up total of 7,846.245 and i unofficial claim to nearly 10,000—there were advance Indtcs- ons of a convention fight by some nailer unions over membership lids by their brother AFL orga- IzaUoiis. One of these was the stale, coun- • and municipal employes, hearted I Arnold Zander of Madison, Wis.. hich Is chafing over recruiting of members, mainly by the learners and building service employes. Zander's union, with 89,000 mem- ers, has served notice on President Villlani Green thnt It means to and Its ground in holding jurls- iction over state, county and mu- I<-!piU employ.-s, including .7,000 olicemen \i\ 62 local unions. This stand would be taken, Zan- ers told reporters, despite contra- ictory orders from Green which .•ould break up that jurisdiction .•hencver it pleased Dan Totaln teamster chief) or William E. Mc- 'elrldge, new member of the all-' iowerful executive council and ^resident of the building service mployes. Reds Win Vote In Tiny Province SAN MARINO. Sept, 17. (&)— A le/tist combine of Communists and Socialists won back control today of this liny republic under Red rule for^all but two months since 1S45. It is the only Communist-run country In West Europe. Their margin of victory over the right - wing Christian Democrats was so narrow, however, that' government deadlock seemed almost certain unless the Communists yield lo compromise. College Students Can Avoid Draft by 'Grades' WASHINGTON, Sept. IT. (*) — College students who get foot enough marks will continue to be deferred from the draft despite larger draft calls, a Selective Berr- Ice official said last night. 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