The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 29, 1949 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, August 29, 1949
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' MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 1949 Arkadelphia Fire Razes 15 Firms Damage Estimated At Nearly $200,000; Seven Buildings Hit AftrCADEUPHIA, Ark.. Aug. 29. lift— Loss unofficially estimated at nearly S200.000 was caused by an early morning fire which .swept a downtown business block here yesterday. Destroyed or heavily damaged were seven buildings housing 15 business firms and offices. Also destroyed were tile law library of D, W. and W. H. McMillan, one of the oldest and fine-st private libraries in the state, »nd records of the Clark Abstract Company dating back over many years. The McMillans also own one of the two-story brick buildings lost. Sjjie other belonged to Hugh L '^tty. Four smaller brick buildln"s owned by 1 «• " Nowlin estate and J. T. Daniel also were destroyed and part of the building of Hie Arkadelphia Laundry was burned It was the third major fire In Arkadelphia this year. Previously the main building at Onchitn College and a large store burned. POLIO RATE Continued from Page 1. year. However, the case rates appeared .still to be mounting in Connecticut Rhode Island and New Jersey. In Connecticut, nc ly one fourth of this year's 210 cases were reported last week. There wer- only three instances of plans to delay school openings because of polio. Milwaukee, Wis., set back its school opening date one week, to Sept. 13. after three years of polio postponements. Some rural Iowa schools were advised to delay opening. I-i Oklahoma, a lew schools planned late opening despite a State Health recommendation that schools open on schedule, Iri Massachusetts, one official declared children in school "would be under the eyes of school author- JWes trainer! to atch for develop- ^ig pclio." Strict rrecautions Taken There were still . unusual precautions against the disease in some areas: Snohomish County around Everett. Wash., banned children from theaters and city beaches and ordered those under 14 to stay at home. There were cancellations of children's outings in North Drkota where swimming pools at Fargo and Valley city were closed. But Springfield, ill., lifted its quarantine on youngsters 16 and under. Eight states have had fewer polio cases to rlate this year than during tlie comparable period last year. These included California, where 1.182 cases for 1949 was still well under the 1.722 mark for the same period of 1948. Other states with fewer cases than last year were Delaware, Florida. Nebraska. North Carolina. South Carolina and vir- pinia. Arizona. Montana. Wyoming and th: District of Columbia had » very slight increase this year The survey showed 19,59l" cases reported in the nation to Aug. '21. This was far ahead of 19-18. a near record year, when 11.409 cases were reported to Aug. 27. Japanese Men Lose Woman-Free Mountains TOKYO -tip, - There are no more mountains in Japan for men only. Five Japanese women have climbed mile-high Mount Omine in Kara prefecture southwest of Tokyo. Before the war, there were a ' lot of peaks where women moun- i tain climbers were not allowed. I Buddhist .sects had built temples : there and wouldn't allow women around. Came Japan's new const!- ' tut Ion after the war and a new day ; for Japanese women. They became j as free as the men. And all the • female mountain climbers took advantage of the new day. They began scaling everv mountain peak that had beeii out-of- bounrts for them before. Ominc was ,,lhe last to be conquered. ™ ~ Italians conducted experiments in the making of artificial ice as early as the 16th century. BLVriusYnJj! '(ARK.7 COURIER NEWS PAGE THREB .: v,-,.'',\v>:<* TOO NEAR A MISS—Bus driver IJarry Hassen was too shocker) snd exhausted to look at what happened when his Bayonne, N. J., ous struck a bicycle ridden by 13-year-old Vincent Modaferi. flassen, seen ihrough the bus window, buried his face in bis hands. But a hospital check-up showed the bike rider suffered only minor cuts and shock in the near-trasic accident 8 Arkansans Die Violently Over Weekend By The Associated Press Violent death •snutred out eight, lives in Arkansas oxer the week-end. Pour persons died Sunday by drowning, gunshot and farm accidents. Four deaths Saturday were attributed to traffic accidents, gunshot and an overdose of sleeping pills. John Barnes, about 25, of near Gould, Ark., was killed by a shotgun charge near McGchce Stindny. Dc'sliu County Sheriff Robert Mooio said D. W. Birchfleld admitted shooting Burncs during an argument but claimed self-defense. Herman R. Gillham, 52, was Injured futility when a tractor o\ei- turned on him about seven miles north of Texarkana. At Watson, Desna County, Chaile-, c. Allen, 69, died Sunclnv from in juries suffered when he fell from H wason Thursday. A 14-year-old boy, H. A. Jones drowned while swimming will) two younscr brothers in White River near Ins home, two mjlc-s .south of Newport. Saturday, traffic accidents took • - -- ~" ^..••••. the life of Chancellor John K.! 11Uetl trae 'ur from him. At a haspiliil. physicians sold he hnd no broken ' i ... <I,M,<«C % _, re to ()c n] . ule j, ltcr after jj enilclt |, a( | a d,.,.,,.., i Services Conducted For Levee Engineer CIAUKSDALE, Miss., Aug. 29. W) —Services were held here today for N. E. Oltcnhlscr, 75, veteran levee engineer who died in Memphis Saturday, Oilcnhiser had more than 40 years experience In building and maintaining levees In this section and at the lime of his death was consulting engineer for the Ytinoo- Mississlppl Delta Levee Board. Ho once lived at Earle, Ark. Survivor! include his widow, one •J* £$?"'£ .«,* - ' - ''*"- '^" "• *•'** < ^SSK r *M^-5WB AMAU'lN'Ci KKSCUB—Pinned beneath tractor waller Bennett, 45, holds-to strands of barbed wire fence as he awaits help at Independence! Mo. Bennett, a dairy farm employe, was mowing weeds along n road near Independence when the tractor, equipped willi a sickle, turned over. He was trapped 15 minutes in this position before n tow truck crane son, a brother *nd i »l*t«r. Final Rite* Conducted For Chance/for Butt FAYETTBVILLE, Ark., Au«. »_ (/P)—funeral services for Chancellor John K. Butt., killed In » truck accident near here Saturday, were to be held at the Methodiit Church here at 3 p.m. today. Burial will be in the Kurek* Springs Cemetery. Read Coi'- r News Want Ad*. Negro Gunman Is Injured in Leap After Shooting Arkansas Policeman WEST MEMPHIS. Ark., Aug. 29.+ OT'<—A Negro gunman who leaped j wilhort looking was seriously Injured after he .shot and wounded an Arkansas state policeman on a railroad overpass east of here early yesterday. . -., — The policeman, William Gordon, Department ] M. Little Rock, is in serious con- Livestock dition in a Memphis hospital. He was struck under the right shoulder bv a bullet which injured his spine. Docttft.s report he is partially paralyzed. The Negro. Identified as W. A. Price. 25, Memphis, is in University Hospital, Little Rack. He suffered a fractured skull in leaping from the 90-toot overpas.-. near the Mississippi River Bridge at Memphis. Crittenden Comity Deputy Sheriff George Powers said he and Trooper Gordon stopped a speeding car on the overpass, and while Gor- : don was talking to the driver, Price walked around the car and opened fire. Tiie driver of the car. identified as Cliff H. Wortham, Dayton o is being held in the County Jail at Marion. NATIONAL, STOCKYARDS. III., All?. 29. <AP) — IDSDAI— Hogs 12.0011: fairly active: barrows and gills mostly steady to weak with Friday's average: some sales 25 lower particularly on weights 170 Ib.s down; sows steady to 25 higher; bulk good and choice 203-250 Ibs 31.25-50: tap 21.50 but more 21.25; heavier weights very scarce; odd lou 260-300 Ib.s .19.75-?! .00: 180-190 lb; 20.25-21.00; 140-170 Ibs 17.0019.25; mostly 17.25 up; lighter weialns in light supply; few 100130 Ibs 14.00-16.75; good sows WO Ibs down 1B.30-I8.25; heavier wci»hts 13.00-in.50: stags 11.03-14.CO. Cattle 7503; calves 2103; some few load of medium Western graspers 2o or more higher at 20.50-21.00; several Ioad 5 of xood and high good steers 24.10-25; good to choice heif- | ers and mixed yearlings 24.00-27.- Crittendeii ' ~^- common and medium cows 14.0015.00: few uood cows 1525-1600; when n Jruck went out of control at the foot of a steep hill, and Robert Fomhy, 49, who fell heneiith (he wheels of a gravel truck near Magnolia. , At Little Rock. Mrs. Thco P. Carson, 43. died from what Coroner Howard Dishongh said was an overdose of sleeping pills. Martha Jane Peltit. aged 10 months, was killed at her home near Newport when a .22 calibre rifle held by her brother discharged accidentally . to rest, a bit. tAP Movie's Military Police Shocks Civilian Colonel LONDON -tiPt— Ttie man slouched on the bench at London's Waterloo station was just what n military policeman should not be- Cap over eyes, buttons undone, ci"- arettc dangling from lips. The obvious colonel In civilian clothes bristled with indignation. "Stand mi man." he said. "What I do you mean by setting such a slovenly example?" "Eh. chum?" murmured the reclining; figure. | "Dammit sir, what's your num: her? who's your c.o.?" bellowed the colonel. "Now look here, mate ..." At that moment he was called i to take his place with other extras ' on the station platform (or filniinR i another .scone in "Seven days to 1 Noon." The colonel, speechless and scarlet, retreated. Arkansas Society Has Picnic in Washington WASHINGTON. Aug. 29—M>>— The Arkansas Sotiely in Washington stage:! its annual picnic here yesterday with more than 700 persons in attendance. Visitors included Miss Barbara , Brothers. Little Rock. "Miss Ark- I ansas or 1B-I9," who is on lier waj ' to the American Legion convention in Philadelphia and the Atlantic City beauty pageant; Mrs. Tom Allen, Hrinklcy, her clmpcrone; and Arkansas State Highway Commission Chilli-man J. B. Liimbert, Helena. For desert, there were 100 Ho|ic, Ark., watermelons, ttie largest weighing 103 pounds. The least used letter in the Eug-1 IIMi alphabet is the letter "z". Listen to DuFont's Cavalcade of America t every Monday evening WMC-7:00 JOHN MILES MILLER CO. Distributors of DuPont Product* j dinners and cutters 11.00-14.CO. Old "Modern" Pharmacy Celebrating 600th Year j Germ FRANKFORT — M>.— The oldest ' —-German "modern" pharmacy is celebrating its 600th anniversary in Frankfurt. Before 1349. pharmacies were only allowed to sell herbs and ' simple ointments. Only physicians were permitted to prepare prescriptions, j III 134!). a bubonic plnguc ravaged ! Frankfurt. The "Black Death" took it.s toll among doctors. !oo. Auth- ! ority was given to one pharmacy to prepare medicines. Success wa.s Busy Brick Plants More than one-half the> productive capacity of New York state's brick manufacturing industry Is turned out by 12 plants in the Hudson valley, which turn out 503,000,000 bricks a year. 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