The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 29, 1947 · Page 10
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PAGE TEN BLYTHEVII^F, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS • THURSDAY^TAY 20, lil-17 She for Hospital Still No! Decided University Board Has Meeting Called For Eighth of June LITTLE ROOK. Ark.. May 29. <UF>—Gov. Ben I/iney said yostcr- dRy that differences over lota- lion of additions to the University of Arkansas Hospital would be cleaved up if Little Rock made proper site available. . Tnc governor exutessed assurance that Little Rock officials and • the board of the school will lire- vent moving of ilic jucdiciil school. "However, we'd bs a bunch of chumps to build n new hospital without having these things straightened out," Lancy declared. The governor said he was referring to a permanent deed or lease to hospital property and extension of a contract under which Litt'le Rock pays the hospital about 536,030' annually for medical cave. Tiic' present contract expires in two <fcars. Liney predicted that tne matter of locating the new $1,630,00 hospital will ue ironed out at a board meeting during the week of Jime 8. He saio" he had not been approached by city officials concerning the location. ' Meanwhile. Alderman Richard Sims announced that a Little Rock woman had offered to donate 10T acres of land as a site for the medical school, the hospital and the $8,000,030 veterans administration hospital. In Pavctteville, Boanl Chairman Herbert r L. Thomas announced the appointment • of a committee to study factors concerning the location of the school. The committee is composed of Dr. I-/. T. Evans of Batcsvillc, president of the Arkansas Mcdica Society; Dr. H. King Wade of Hot Springs, former president; Dr. P. W. Lutterlow of Jonesboro, 1SM8 president elect; Dr.. W. R. Brooksher of Port Smith; and Dr. H. C. Clicnnult, Denn of the medical School. Tentative bids for the schoo have been made by Fayctteville Hot Springs, Fort Smith, Tcxav- kana and Camden. Railroads' Peacetime Safety Record is Worst Since 1929; Accidents Average 40 for Each Day Waters Being Charted by 'Shoran' Radar ANCHOUAOE. Alaska, (UP) — Hadar charting of the little-known waters between Attn and Klska In the Aleutian chain is being under- I taken by f. S. survey vessels. The I object Is la make up lor costly prewar neglect of the vita) Alaskan sea lanes. T):e U. S Coast i\ml GecKletlc Survey vessels Pioneer and Explorer are plotting In detail the "profile" of the ocean bottom north nnd south of the Aleutian Hldge. They arc equipped with the latest electronic devices. The ships also are studying the erratic ciu-renls and Ikies. The only available clinrls of the 120 nijlcs of "unknown waters." which arc on the shortest sea lane irom Seattle to Yokohama, were made hastily during the war. United States ships had to sail under the nose.s of the Japanese to make surveys for fleet operations lo dis- the enemy Jrom the two is- lands. , "Shoniii," developed by the an'ny to bomb targets through the clouds, will be used in the charting. A special assignment will be to chart the "Aleutian trench" on the southern side of the Island chain. The underwater mountains drop suddenly to depths of perhaps 2,500 feet. A cave-In on the sides of the "trench" is believed to have caused the earthquakes and tidal waves which killed 20 persons in the Hawaiian Islands a year ago. In itn<i alone. «-> people were killed and Interstate Commerce Comm'iss'lon report:;. In injured in v/rcc-ks like the one above, necordli:; the first two 'months of this year, 143 cliciU 2OOU weiv to hurt, By S. 1UJUTON IIKATI! NHiV Slatf correspondent WASHINGTON. INEA) — .You arc sitting comfortably in a reclining coach seal, or maybe in a j fullman car, speeding alom: on a :lc luxe train. Longest Walk The walking record for the trip from 'New York to San Francisco was made. By Abraham L. Montc- Aje-rde,' of (Ways-Landing; N. J., in 1929. The' record was, 73 days, 10 hours and 10 minutes for 3415 miles covered.' < BOB MALONE • Plaster • Stucco i • Concrete Phone 2028 Suddenly, without warninc, your car ' is off the rails, and you arc On the floor. If you're lucky, the car stays upright and unsniashed. Yon have nothing worse than a tad scare and a few bruises. At worst, you may lie for hours under a heavy beam while rescue workers try frantically to cut It away and Iree you. In between, you could bo dead. This isn't a common occurrence. In fad, it happens infrequently. The average person could ride H million miles in n train before it came his turn to get hurt—more Ihun half n billion miles before it was his turn to be killed. Last year American railroads delivered the equivalent of 5000 passengers from coast to coast for every one they injured. They gave the equivalent of 100,000 oast-to-coast round trips for cv- ry passenger they killed. But Hint record Is the worst leacellme year's showing since 920. It you have thought there vcre aii unusual lot of tragic vrecks in the past few months, •on 'APi'c right. An average of about 40 train accidents a day was reported to lie Interstate Commission during .940 — a total or 15,500 for the :ear. Most of them were very minor. They included every accident Involving a train, or a locomotive, or cars, that did as much as $150 nmagc to railroad properly, including the cost ol cleaning up. But some were serious, and caused the deaths of l[M passengers and 320 crew members, besides injuring 4017 Passengers and IG.OOO railroad workers. The pace has stepped up Ihls year. During the first two months 2957 accidents were reported, compared with 21SB during the same months of 1940. 29 PASSKNKGHS Kll.l.Kl) Twenty-nine passengers were killed iii January and February of this year, compared with 1C last year; and 770 were Injured this year compared with GC4 last year. "Employes have fared better this vcar. but not enough lo offset the greater damage done to passengers. Over all. wrecks' in the wo months killed 143 (against 18(1 lost year) and injured 2068 against 2119 .last yearl. H is ensy to recall some of the headlines of the past 13 months: Forty-live died. C9 were hurt when the Hiirllnglon's Exposition l ? lyer crasher! the rear of the Advance Flyer at Naporville, 111. Twenty-four dead, 138 injured when the Pennsylvania's Red-Arrow _ speeded off IJcnninglou Curve, near Altoona. One dead, one Injured, '4155011- gers escaped nuraculotvsly when a through Pullman car broke loose horn the Pennsylvania's Simshlne special, backed wildly downgrade and crashed tin embankment, also near Altona. Nineteen killed, 13!) injured when the Pennsylvania's Golden Triangle plowed into n derailed Big Fish The piranicu, a fresh-water fish, is found only in the Amazon river and its tributaries. Resembling a whale, it often weighs as much as 200 pounds. freight at Ciulhrle, Ohio. Eight killed, fifi hut 1 ! \\-ien the Southern pacific's Transcon went off ;L sharp curve near Oro Grande, Cal., at 75 miles an hour. Five dead, 47 Injured when 1'wc sleel plates on a passing fivi/ht raked the sides of the Pennsylvania's American at Huntingdon!, 1'a. ' ' CKACK TKA1NS Two killed and 38 hurl when the Burlington's Zephyr plowed into n 12-ion tractor which dropYH'd off a freight train. These aren't second rale trains on second rate roads. 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