The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 26, 1946 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, June 26, 1946
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WKDNKSDAV, JUNK 20, BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS PAGE TOBM Ferry Terminal Fire Kills Three $2,000,000 Loss Xln Spectacular Blaze in New York. NEW YOliK, June 2G. IU.P.) — Sliitcn Island, tlic Borough cl niehnioiul. wiis Isolated from Manhattan and Brooklyn today as firemen continued lo pour water onlo (he smouldering ruins of the St. George Ferry terminal, .scene of a spectacular $2.000,000 lire that killed three persons. More llinn 2(i persons were injured, two of them seriously, in the waterfront holocaust across Ihe harbor from the Statue ot Liberty, that mushroomed from a spark from an electric train shortly after 2 p. in. yesterday. Meanwhile, delegates lo the annual convention of Hie Kaslern Association of Fire Chiefs, meeting in New York, described the United Sli:les as "Ihe world's nurnher one fire trap" where 10,000 persons die annually in fire; that cause $500.000,000 damii(je They said depleted ci|Uii>nicnl anil | unrepaired buildings threatencc l-realcr loss of life and property Emergency ferry service wa: resumed from Slatcn Island tc , Manhattan and Brooklyn for a short time last night after the flames were brought tinder control, but was suspended indci- initely when the fire broke out again in smouldering pilings and spread to additional ferry slips. The fire enveloped the buildim;, three story slruclure of wood, cement and sleet, within live minutes. Hundreds of employes fled in panic or dived into the water. Firemen said (he flames started from a spark from the third rail or nn electric train. Planking over a cily-owned paint shop was .^Uled and the flames spread o,uu-kly throughout the sprawli'M' building. Fortunately, there were fe.v travelers in Illc terminal at, the time. The ferry Knickerbocker 1 , carrying .100 paracngcis, had pulled out only a few minuies before. Twenty-five persons left- on the slip eluni; precariously lo (he apron until a Coast Guard Illy rcscuei: them. The three dead, (wo men and one woman, were terminal workers. Melons Are 'Siamese I win's KKK Activity Around Helena Investigated HELENA, Ark., June 20. (U.R) —County and city authorities here today were invcstigntinif reports of renewed Ku Klux' IClan activities hi this vicinity. Witnesses yesterday reported that they saw a fiery cross last Kiwanis Prexy _.„__„.. Jay N. Emerson, of Pullman, t .Wash., has been elected prcsii'fieri: of Ihc Intcrnalionnl Ki" w.inis clubs nt the orgnnizulion's first peacetime convention in Atlantic City, N. J. He hns been a Kiwanis member for 21 years. Navy to Sell 7 Air Fields In Arkansas WASHINGTON. June 25. (UPi-- The Semite Naval Allah's Coiunul- lee Unlay iiulhorlxed the Navy Department to of 02 surplus naval idrllelds in 14 states. The llelds, used mainly during the wur for auxiliary or emergency purposes, will be transferred to the War Assets Administration loi sale. Fields In Arkansas to be disposed of include: Amazon, Oeech Grove HlKBcr.s. Bono, Elgin, Mllltown and Newport. CiOP Money Man Jane Slrickland has quite un armful there—n "Siamese twin" inelon, with each of the twins a good si/e. The rare formation was uxhibiled al the recent Lccsburg, Fla., Watermelon Festival, New Jet Makes Nearly 600 M.P.H. Former AAF Pilot Given Prison Term KAST ST. LOUIS, 111.. June 16. UP>--A lormer Army pilot who ervcd under Ihe name of Vernon !. Simpson yesterday wa.s sentenced live years In federal prison on our charges, including Interstate ilrplane theft. He was sentenced by District Juduc Fred U Wham as William C. Comcrford, which he (old federal minorities was hi.s real name nl- thou«h he had served us an A A I' l Instructor as Simpson and was dishonorably discharged under Ilia* name. As he was led out <>/ court, however, he turned to the court, cirri and said: "They haven't got my real nanK yet!" He was ordered to serve the lla five years for theft, of $6,SOO wortl of jewelry from the post cxchang at Scott Field. III.; for Internal theft of one automobile from Wichita Falls. Tex., and another at East St. Louis, and for stealing an airplane at Columbia. Mo.. In which ic escaped Missouri officers and lied lo Arkansas. The job of nmmuilallni; a wnr dust for the. GOI>'s /all drive- lo rapture Congress goe.t lo James Kcrnper, uliove, elected treasurer of the Republican 1'arly ut Iho recent executive, comnilllco meeting In Chicago, A Chicago iiiMirunco executive, liu was cliairinim of the licpublicau • finance committee. Coffee Prices To Take Jump Of Five Cents WASHINGTON. June 2G..<UV> — lietall coffee prleen. which liav ,! • I purl of Ihe war, probably will IK Increased UIITC lo live een s n pound Inter this wivk. a RO ern- menl spokesman dist Losccl I<K ty. Kcprcsentullvcs of the Olll o of Economic .Stabilisation, th-: Acrl- culluri' Department, Iteconxtn 'tlon Flnunce Corp.. Slutc Oepintmc it of Ol'A mot yesterday to conskk • Ihe new coffee price foimuln. The lxM)sl will compensate pro- Senate Trims Sails of Two New Dealers WASHINGTON, June 20. (UP) —Semite Republican;, nppcHrrul victorious loday In iv campaign to trim the wings of two avid New Dealers—Sens. Claude I'cpper, D., Fla., ami Ilarlcy M. KilBOrc, D.. \V. V:-.. The Hcpurjllcim campnl^n In- volveil clliidualhii! the extra help Pepper and Kllgore have received as heads of special Senate sub- ducers for toss of piiymcnUs when the collee subsidy ends on Juiw M. A lluce-cetils a pound subsidy lu.i been In elfeet slnco Jan. 1, 1945. Roseland Service Station STANDARD OIL PRODUCTS OI'KN SUNDAY — (iAS 20c George Davis, Manager Hiwny 18 West committees. Pepper Is chairman*of a labor subcommittee on health and education. chairman ot a military affairs subcommittee on war mobilization. Read Courier Newi Want Ads. Select these: • Strrllnjt cups, spoons, etc. • Children's Creeling card* • Baby's auto sett • • Books- adull and children • litEhchMirH and pads • Crib bumpers , • Cliux disposable dbpera Sec UK About "I'erma- Your Hafoy's TOT SHOP I'll one 23M 10r, South Second Skflch Phove shou'S salient features of the Army's nc\v Republic Tlumdeiboll jet-powered lighter plane, the XP-84. Powered by Ihe new type nxial How G-E jel engine. Ihe plane will make over 500 miles per hour and perform smoothly at well over seven miles above the cru'lh In an emergency, tile automatic jettison seat cnlapults the pilot out of the plane (01 parachute landing.' ni^ht on Crowley's Ridge, north of Helena. The cross, on a hill overlooking n recreation park, wa.s reported -seen by citizens attending a .soKiifill game, other (lents of Helena recalled having seen the same tiling on past Monday nights. Uepuly Sheriff Edgar Hickoy said hi.s office investigated, but found nothing in the hill to indicate that, a fire had been started. One witness told of bavins: seen figures surroumiing the blaze. The Klnn was stroii;; in this area until nn overwhelming defeat, at the polls in the 1924 election broke it up. , Allen Templeton of the state police said the bones were definitely those of a human, Humah.-Bpnes"in'Ash Can Brings 'Arrest: o/yi '•''."::-'I Arkansart. iti Illinois ;-? MOUNTAIN ' HOME, Ark.. ' June 20. 1U.P.)—Baxter Counly sheriit Ernie Gentry., today was en rofe to Dccalur. 111., to return Leon Mcrrow to Arkansas for questioning in the death O f his v; r c, Vcdah. Mrs. Merrow disappeared from For Your Stanley's Household Cleaning Chemicals, Furniluro Cleaner, Window Cleaner, Woodwork Cleaner • Call ' : MRS. ALMA SCIIKRF.R Kcsidciicc Vhone 839 Men In Service Bernard Albert lirackin. scamnu 1-c. received hi.-, honorable dis- •hui'Be from the Navy last week in Boston,, and cx|>ccl,s to irrlvc home somcliiuc this week. Seaman Krackin Is the son ui Mr. mid Mrs. Smith Drackln, 2308 \V. Oai'olyn. LADY NEARLY CHOKED WHILE LYING IN BED- DUE TO STOMACH GAS One lady said a few days ago that she used to be afruld to go to bed at nlyhl. She wns swollen wllh stomach gns, which always got worse when she went to bed, and Ihe gas would rise up In her throat' nflcr she lay down nnd would nearly choke her. She couldn't, He Hal. Had lo prop herself up on pillows. Recently tills lady got INNER-AID nnd now says gas is gone, stomach feels flue, bowels are regular nnd she can go to bed nud sleep soundly. INNER-AID contains 12 Great Herbs; they cleanse bowels, clear yns.frojm stomach, act on sluggish liver; wid kidneys. Miserable jico- ptc'sbo'n feel different, all over. So ilon'l go on suffering! Gel INNER-. AID. Sold by all drug stores herd In BlytUevUlc. '. .. -.'.,-* • No Car is Complete Hawaiian GUITAR LESSONS Given by TED GENTRY KLCN Rod/o Star Fur Inrormnlion Call 3i'iO without a Two simple steps in Improving the LOOKS ...boosting VITALITY! hone 2('}\2 JOG South First Street ISIrllicvillc's Mosl Complete lUilio .Store HORIE RRDIO We have several 1916 model MO- TOKO1.A ironic Uadins fur Immediate Delivery. Srp us tnday. We also have several Bond late iniulcl uscil Kudios — prictd from S19.U5 to SGO.Ofl. Fred Callihan Radio Service Service CETTING VAIUE out of the food you cat is YOUR No. t HEALTH PROBLEM whether you cat 500 or 2,000 pounds yearly. 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