The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 19, 1947 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 19, 1947
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BLYTHEVtLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, MAY 10, 1047 Mew Texas City Disaster A verted 1 . V Firemen, Coast Guard Succeed in Halting Gas Fire Aboard Tanker ' TEXAS CITY, Tex., May 19. (UP) ~f • —Teamwork by the Coast Guard j and'Ttxas City's depleted Fire De- ipi partmcnt was credited with avert- w.- Ing another disaster in this ex- iK-; plosion-scarred harbor today after : ?'they had successfully struck out >i; 9 gasoline fire aboard a 10,030 ton 3; tanker, j :'; v? ^Coasl Guard flreboats played i| • itreams of.water against the sides -??;.-<. •I"the Pan-Massachusetts for four ' .hcurs yesterday morning, while the '-'•:..< Tiexas City Fire 'Department, hat-' 'K tied to smother the flames aboard ! the ship with 25 Ions of. foamite. j :j"'- -Waterfront officials, already deep ^ . in the job of rebuilding the harbor after (He April 16 blast which took ,484 lives, said the fire could have- done tremendous damage. If the tankers' plate seams had split, l.hey .said the G.OCO.OO,) gallons of burning gasoline would have spread across the water throughout Ihe harbor and probably destroyed several of .the remaining docks. ) The fire was discovered at 7:30 ami., during the final minutes before the tanker was scheduled to up anchor and sail for .Eastern ports with her cargo of 145,003 barrels ol gasoline from the Pan- Am'crlcHVl refiner. - .The blaze broke out in 1 the forward portion of the vessel during nh •electrical storm, and there was some s]>cciilalion . that a bolt of lightning may Irave ignited the' storage tanks. . f ^Jittery residents ot Texas Cits' left town when they saw, or were told, of the black smoke rolling over the city. They feared a rcpe- Hu\ct' layers tltlpn of last month's blasts- and fires' which for two days struck at the city and leveled a larye waterfront area. Dancing Bear Postponement of Bond Election Asked - DYEIRSBURG. Tenn., :May 10. (UP)—'A petition asking postponement of the May 27th bond issue election here will be considered Tuesday night by the mayor and Board of Aldermen.-' The petition, bearing 25(1 signatures and circulated by the Junior Chamber of Commerce, requests a"' 90-day' postponement on grounds that'Ohiy 303'voters'qualified to volt by paying poll tax GO days befon the election date. Tbe election ,would determine si proposed $650.006 bond issue for re pairing, improving and' oxpandini • streets and the water, light an'i sewer system. l c-.xas. ounce's willl 'Candy", a i:*u-ll> IJvown Cinnamon BPAV; at Ihe Pamsh Tnn in Fl. Worth. J. W. Jenkins, owner of the Inn, got "Crjndy" in :\ trade for two monkeys. "Candy" Is eight months old, cats candy, popcorn, ice cream, and likes to dance with pretty girls. (NBA Tc-lepholo.) Control'uf Tobacco Union By Communists Reported WfiNSTON-SALKM. N. C.. May 19. (UP)—The Winsloii-Snlcni J.iur- ml s.uid tod-Ay thai the Comnuinist. Party had seized coiurol ol tile local tobiicco workers' union whose members are on strike at the H. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. here. CIO President Phillip Murray lias iicen tdld. the. uewspar.ev ss\Ht, ut conditions in lineal 22 ol the For>d. Tobacco, Agricultural and Allied Workers (CIO). Read Courier News -want Arts. War-Navy Mission To Leave Today For Turkish Port WASHINGTON, May 13. (UP) — A Stntc-Wnr-Nnvy mission will leave today for Turkey to begin preliminary studies on .expenditure ol $100,000.000 of President Truman's $-100.1100,000 Greek-TurRlsh aid program, it was learned today. Authoritative sources said the 32- man mission would confer with Edwin C. Wilson, American [ dor to Turkey, and high-ranking Turkish officials before reporting back to their tl»e c departments with i ccommendalions. Come Out in Open With Car Prices, Dealers Advised .WASHINGTON. May 19_Tho mi(Ion's automcoile dealers arc bel.r; advised to start hiinu'dla'toly to advertise local delivered now car prices as a means of establish!!!.! In. the public mind the fact Unit the true ]>ri:c^ at which now cars arc now bilns sold by le<?ilim<ite new car dealers is In' sharp contrast to the fantastic prices bciirt ashed by mln;. 1 Individuals and by .son'.e irresponsible used-car lots. Tins advice was Riven by Lee Mciran, cxe.ulivr vice-prc.-.ldeul of Hie National Automobile Dealers Association who emphasized thai aetuu! now car prices are not m hii;h as the public has been.led In understand, [n a statement to th« nev; car dealers of North Carolina. Micrtii-ig in Pinchurst, Mr. said: "Many people are assuming, because of exorbitant prices at which many Individuals and .some irresponsible used car lots arc advci Using and selling neiv cars, thai, rev automobiles cost much more than they really do. Actually the inicv> of new automobiles have not increased in anywhere near tiio same percentage as have the prices of most other commodities' and products, aiul the actual prices at which new cars are beiiiff soltl through legitimate new car dealers will be a surprise to a large proportion of the automobile-hungry public." Ambulance Hits Tractor Oh Highway Killinq Man; Blinding Lights Blamed JONE9BORO, Ark., May 10. •-Two -.separate accidents in the vicinity or Jonesboro left one man dead and another seriously injured. The- dead man was G8-year-old Claude A. Iloper, Greene County farmer. He was,killed almost, instantly Friday when the tractor h was riding was struck by an ambulance driven by Jerry L. Have:; 23. of Jonesboro. Hayes said he wa blinded by lights of an aprpoachint; automobile. In a Jonesboro hospital Is IB- year-old John ' Riga! 'Crnlghcnd County farmer, who was eorc<| by a bull he freed from ;\ wire fence He suffered severe chest injuries. Every Dog Has His Dive Fatal.Shot Climaxes Fight CAMEfeN, S.'C., May 19. (UP)— Willie and Lulo May Grooms--husband ai|d wife—sliot it out to clfr max n donvstl: quarrel. Police salt) that Lnl?.. armed with' a shotgun fired lirst but missed. When'' Willie; mhv.i n vi'ln, tn:>y-. aim and planted -i oullet between her! eyes, killing iier in.':tanlly. One word from Barlxira llcdfem of Toronto and Sanely is on the way tip the tower for a plunge with his mistress. Collie-, now two, started diving when he wns tlirce-mciilhs-old. Divers Recover Body After Auto Leaves Highway EEARCY, Ark.. May 19. (UP) — l-'uneral services were held here today for w. L, Mnson. 44-ycar-olcl superintendent of Scarcy Schools, wlio was killed .when his car left a bridge on Highway 07'. late Saturday. Mason was rcnirrnnpr nuiri Bald Knob when the accident happened. Witnesses' said that as his ear approached the bridge spanning Uttle Red River it Increased speed, giving rise to the theory thai the driver sufferer! a heart, attack. T automobile and Mason's body were 1 found iti Ihe center of the stream | by divers two 1 hours after the acci- Surviving arc his wife and two daughters. Teachers Renew Holiday EAST DKTROIT, .Mich., May 10. IXJP>—Move than 100 East Detroit eaclicrs struck for the second time n two weeks today to force formal icccptancc by the Board of Educ'.i- .ion of oral wage agreements reached last week. Picket lines were vevivcd at all four schools affected and'ordya fe\v of the 3.700 . pupils /oporml for classes. Read Courier News Want Ada. Arkansas here tonight. More than HEADACHE 4 ip« 1.000 members are in the city lor the convention. E. C. House New, York city saies consultant, was the speaker at noon meeting. Augusta Banker Dies; Was Stricken in Bank AUGUSTA, Ark., May 19. (UP) — Funeral services will be held hero today for w. Bollver Conner, vice- president and cashier of the bank of Augusta, who died unexpectedly at the bank Saturday. He was 58. Conner attended" the University of Arkansas and was district chairman of the State Bankers Association. He had been a vice-presi- dent'of the Bank of Augusta since •its organization. ' • Surviving are his wife, two daughters, -Mi-si Mildred' H^uldnwriy'of Fort Worth, Tex., and Miss Laura Conner of nalas ,'t'ex.; and one .son, Richard Conner' of Clarendon Ark. CASH You Gel $100 $150 $200 $300 $500 $750 $1000 Monthly Payments For 1? MonthiJ $9.75, J3.88_ 18.50 27.75 46.25_ 69.38 92.50 ilncludeiOcdilUPaliv MONEY FOR HOME SWEET HOME Modernize — Equip Repair—Repaint w!lh a loan from G.C.P.C. Compare our rates. 122 w. ASH ST. BIYTHEVIllE GENEBAL CONTRACT PURCHASE COBPOBATIOM Play Safely install Window Guards At Once! 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