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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 6, 1949
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS -VOL. XLV—NO. 141 Blytheville Dally New* Blytheville Courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF HORTHEA Vt ARKAN8A8 AHP BOUTHKAST MISSOURI BLYTHBVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 1949 FOURTEEN PAGES NAVY VBT WIN'S FATAL RACE—Cook Cleland (left) yesterday won the Thompson Trophy classic at the National Air Races in Cleveland after globe-girdling Dill Odom was killed when his plane crashed Into a house near the race course. A mother ana her year-old son also were killed when Odom's plane hit the house and . ___ H Schools in Blytheville Suffer Growing Pains The Blytheville Special School District is suffering from growing pains and delay in completing the Lange School annex is providing a headache for school 'administrators, it was disclosed today along with the announcement that the enrollment this year is much greater than last year. Enrollment in the Blytheville*—— School System exceeds last year's registration by more than 200, with a total of 2.910 registered in the nine schools that were opened yesterday. Last year's "unprecedented high" of 2,712 was not, announced until after a week of school had elapsed, ^nd it Is believed that late registrations will make this year's increase even greater. In every school but one there were marked increases but at Junior High School 363 registered dining the first week last year, and 363 were registered yesterday at that school. W. B. Nicholson,. superintendent o! schools, said today is impossible to begin classwork in the burned. Cleland won the Thompson event In a clipped-wing Corsair (center). He had five feet clipped from each wing to give it more speed and added devices of his own making to the wlngtips "to nold her in the turns." Cleland also won the 540,000 Thompson event in 1941. (NEA Photos). l.ange School, where six new classrooms are in the process of being provided. Classes will begin using the Lange building at the earliest moment possible, he said, and added that in the meantime It will not be possible to accommodate additional pupils at Central "ihr.ciU .-.;,-i,'fc somo of the parents have sought to enroll Lange ''pupils. "We cannot possibly care for 76 or 80 pupils in classrooms which were erected to house as or 4»," Mr. Nicholson said, and indicated it (had been necessary io send some of the students home because (here is no room for them. "We cannot so much as find seals for them, not in mention pro- riding facilities for instruction." He appealed to parents to be pa- « ?nt with school authorities as they ck (o relieve the over-crowded conditions. A li'vclling-ofl of teacher loads will be necessary before instruction can be continued at its best, he said. Parents were informed that the lange School will open as quickly as possible, and that students In that section of the city should not seek enrollment at Central School. More Negroes Enrolled Negro pupils accounted for a 100- studont increase, with 703 registered last, year and 802 enrolled at the first session yesterday. Mr. Nicholson announced the following enrollments for yesterday: Senior High School 581, as compared to 550 last year; Junior High 363, same as last year; Central 280 as compared to 256 last year; Lange 325 and 303 last year; Sudbury, 440 and 432 last year; Yarbro a total of 120 in comparison to 105 last year; JK2 at Harrison High School 'with =^JO being registered in high school 340 in the elementary schools and 102 at the Robinson Addition. Many Classes Are Crowded At Central School, where there Is only one teacher for each of the six grades the following breakdown or students was reported by Miss Sunshine Swift, principal: First grade, -15; Second grade, 44; Third grade. 3G; Fourth Grade, 52; P'ifth Grade .11 and Sixth Grade, 57. At Lange there are two teachers for each grade and the following enrollments were announced: Fir- 69; Second, 60: Third, 43: Fourth 50; Fifth. 59: Sixth. 44. Mrs. E. E. See SCHOOLS on Page U Labor Day Death Toll Reaches 525 Weekend Fatalities Set Ail-Time Record For Summer Holiday B.v The Associated Press More than 500. Americans met accidental death during the Labor Day weekend—an; all time record for the three-day holiday. A final tabulation of fatality reports from all states gave the toll from all accidents as 525. Of these, 394 were auto deaths and 48 were drowntngs. Miscellaneous accidents, including plane crashes, fires and falls, accounted for 83. Ned JT. Pearborn,._pre5ident of the National Safety "Council, said the toll was • "appaling" arid declared it was "'enough to make every decent American sick at heart and boiling mad." Mure U Die Later Actually, Safety Council officials said, the count of immediate fatalities from accidents probably reflected about 60 per cent of the eventual cost in terms of life. They said, a wave of aftermath deaths from thousands of accidents over the nation probably will continue for weeks or months. The fatalities In an Associated Press survey covered the period from 6 p.m. (local time) Friday to midnight Monday. This year's Labor Day lotal compared with the previous high of 428 over the 1937 labor Dny holiday. The record-breaking toll for a holiday weekend followed the all time high in accidental deaths over the 1049 Fourth of July when 711 persons died violently. The all-time mark Is the 761 fatalities over the four-day Christmas period In 1936. Some 30,000,000 automobiles crowded the lion's highways, tile Sarety Council estimated, as the nation observed the final holiday weekend of the summer season. 1?, Killed in Ark»nsa» In Arkansas, accidents took a toll of 12 lives during the long weekend. Nine persons died in traffic mishaps, two were killed in an airplane crash and one drowned. The ninth traffic victim was William Woodrow Hughes. 31. Memphis, who died Mondav afternoon in a Pine Bluff 'lospltal from injuries received when his car collided with a busload of baseball players in Pine Bluff early Sunday. Earlier, Herbert Upe. 31, Ola, Ark., died from injuries suffered Sunday in a wreck near Danville Ark. Inhabitants of one Chinese community frequently use fans differing from those in another area. North Mississippi County Cancer Society Committee Outlines Program Plans for the North Mississippi County Cancer Society's program tms year, were outlined last night committee's first meeting W. at the 5i the home of Mrs. Harry •iines. county commander. - The com-nlttce, headed by Dr. Benjamin p. Scott, chairman, will be represented at the Arkansas Training School for the American Cancer Society at Joncsboro next Tuesday by Mrs. Halnes. Mrs. Giland Mrs. A. O. brrt Hammock, lltid.son. Mrs. Hammock. retiring county commander, presided at the meeting last night, and called attention to the fact that the Nu Phi Mil Sorority had selected the maintenance of a dressings and loan cupboard RS a service project this year. and that it would be largely" aiding Indigent patients. for Miss J«ne Shelton, service chairman and » representative ot Uw and can wish to Phi Mn, will direct the project, be contacted If persons contribute white sheets, shirts, or suitable dressing materials for the cupboard. Mrs. Hammock pointed out that. !he society's work- was carried on through financial assistance received through donations collected during a special campaign, and 60 per cent of the funds • .e relalned In the state office mid only W p«r cent went to the National Cancer Society. The committee this year is composed of Mrs. Halnes, Mr. Scott; Mrs. Hudson as secretary; Dr. Charles U Craig, campaign chairman; •Mist Shelton; and Mrs. Hammock, publicity chairman. Mrs. Floyd Haratson, executive secretary for the Chlekasawba District Chapter of the American Red Cross, »nd Mrs. Scott also attended the committee session. Thompson Race Faces Threat Of Ban After Odom Tragedy Residents in Path ot Air Event's Course File Protest; Crash Claims Lives of Mother, Son tty James J. Strebif (Associated Press Aviation Reporter) CLEVELAND. Sept. 6. </p>-Sport flying's richest and toughest race faced a new threat to continuance today with the death of distance filer Bill Odom and two suburban residents Odom's death plunge into a Berea home during the second lap of the Thompson Trophy event yesterday revived the protests of area residents against the low flying speedsters, shrieking over their homes at 400 miles an hour. The dark green racer, a converted fighter, ripped through the house, killing Mrs. Jeanne Laird, 24, and her year- old son, Craig. Odom was flying an F-51 Mustang owned by Aviatrlx Jacqueline Cochran. Cook Cleland of Cleveland, former .Navy fighter pilot, took the Thompson Trophy and $19,100 with a new record speed of 397 miles an hour. He also won in 1947 with a record 396 mph that stood until yesterday. New Records Set Cleland's new mark was the last of a series established during three days of competition. Records were pushed up. in both the propeller and jet divisions of the Bendix cross- country races, the Goodyear races for midget planes, the Sohio and Tinnerman trophy races, and the jet division of the Thompson. Complaints about the noise and danger of the Thompson classic came from Berea residents even before the resumption of the race in 1946 after seven years' interruption for the war. The course was revised to make a rough circle around the community of 6,000 which lies south of the airport. The Labor Pay tragedy brought an emergency meeting of the Berea Progressive Citizens- League to draft a protest to stale, county and nearby city officials. The Thompson race has been a debated Issue inside the daring fraternity of pilots because of the cosis Involved in flying the heavy surplus warplanes and the problems of flying them at very high speeds around pylons. Special Plants Advised Ben Franklin, air races general manager, has suggested to the professional racing pilots that it would be well to fly the Thompson with planes bnilt for Ihe sport, as was done before the war. The big race climaxed a day of record performance. Bill Brennand of Oshkosh, Wis.. started It by winning $7.000 ami the Goodyear trophy in the midget plane races at an average of 1773 mph. LI. Walter C. Rew of the California Air National Guard followed with a 594.8 mph victory In the Allison Trophy dash for Air Force Jets from Tndianaijoils to Cleveland. Capt. Bruce Cunningham of the 334th Fighter Group based at Andrews Air Base. Md., then turned the 15-mile Thompson course at an average of 586.1 mph. He lost part of his tail assembly near the finiVl, however, cut one pylon and made an emergency landing. The three-day show drew an officially reported attendance of more than - '0,000 persons. G/ Insurance Dividend Payments Hot Taxable LITTLE ROCK. Sept. 6 fAP) _ Dividend payment Arkansas war veterans receive next vear on their national service life Insurance policies will not be subject to federal Income tax. Internal Revenue Collector W. D. Self said here today the dividends are considered adjustments and not subject to taxation. New York Stocks Closing Quotitlons- AT&T Amer Tobacco ... Anaconda Copper Beth Steel .'.' Chrysler Coca Cola ..'.'.'..'.'.'.'., Gen Electric National Distillers ... Montgomery Ward N Y Central Int Harvester North Am Aviation ... Republic Steel Radio Socoiiy Vacuum Studebaker Standard of N J ....... Texas corp 141 5-8 72 26 7-8 26 3-4 51 3-8 158 1-4 37 1-4 20 52 3-8 10 26 5-8 9 1-4 19 7-8 9 7-8 16 1-4 22 68 1-2 59 3-8 Pastors Plan Loyalty Month For Churches The Blytlieville Ministerial Alliance yesterday set the month o: October as Church Loyalty Month. Meeting for the first time since adjournment for the summer aftei the June session, the ministers adopted a resolutidn promoting the religious emphasis program, and plans were made to solicit the cooperation of the city officials, civic clubs, business establishments an: the schools. The Hev. Roy T. Bagley, pastor o the First Methodist Church named chairman of a committee tc work out plans for the month's ob servances and activities. The Rt\ E. C. Brown, pastor of the Firs Baptist Church, and the Rev. Har vey T. Kidd, pastor, of the Firs Presbyterian Church, will work witl the Rev. Mr. Bagley in plan execute the program. The alliance, headed by the Rev Lester D. Stnibhar, pastor of the First Christian Church, went on record, also, as favoring citizens participation in elecllons, and they will urge their memberships to purchase poll taxes before October 1 in order to be able to vote. The Rev Mr. Kidd was named chairman of the High School Speakers' Committee, and will work with Rabbi Alfred Vise, rabbi at the Temple Israel. These ministers will outline speakers for high school assembly programs, from the alliance. Yesterday's meeting was conducted at the First Christian Church, and the next meeting Is scheduled for Oct. 4. SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS fruman Planning Stumping Tour For '50 Elections Appearances in Key States Slated to Aid Congressional Races By Ernwt B. INDEPENDENCE, Mo., Sept. 6. AP)—Top ranking advisers said oday President Truman will spear- lead the Democratic campaign In next year's Congressional elections >y personal appearances hi key tates. These presidential associates, un- .uotable by name, said Mr. Truman's Labor Day speeches yesterday were a sample of the tech- ilque he will use in a rear plat- orm stumping to ur j n 1950. Most of them were agreed that Mr. Truman Is undecided whether e will seek re-election In 1952. They Uso felt that he will make no de- iston until after the returns are n from next November's voting on Senators and Representatives. The President started his 1050 campaigning early by lashing "orga- ilzed special Interests" In speeches at Pittsburgh and Des Moines. He sought to drum up support for enactment of the Brannan production payment plan and for repeal of the Taft-Hartley Labor Act. Defends Con-row He defended the Democratic- controlled 81st Congress for repafr- ng "most of the damage" he said .he OOP-dominated 80th did, but he added: "There are still many reactionary Senators and Representatives In Congress, but they are no longer In control as they were last year and ;he year before. "They are still doing all they can a slow up our progress, but they are not able to stop it." The President flew into Missouri ast night immediately after his address to the American Veterans of World War II (Amvets) at Des Molnes. He is flying back to Washington today with Mrs. Truman after visit with his sister, Miss Mary Jane Truman .and his brother. J. Vivian Truman at their homes in nearby Grandview, Mo. Mr. Truman eyed a tighter farm labor coalition in 1950 In his DC. Moines speech and in an earlier one at Pittsburgh. In Pittsburgh, President accused his oppotltlorf of trying; '.» bhK't'.thV "fat' dc'al"'vro- gram with a'"scare wprd campaign. 1 . He announced a light to the finish for the "progressive" measures and a battle for repeal of the "repressive" Taft-Hartley Act until ii ts "willed off the statute books." Boosti Brannan Plan At Des Moines, the President spoke confidently of prospects enactment of Secretary of Agriculture Brazilian's controversial production payment plan. This proposal has been shunted aside at this session, but the 81s' Congress has another session to run Mr. Truman said "false arguments and loud clamor" have been raiser against it by "the special Interests' 12 Slain, 4 Wounded When Gun-Wielding Vet Goes Berserk but * h at it Is ncc ess ary to aven unmanageable surpluses. The President threw stiff punches at the last Congress, calling it "a threat to almost ever)' bit of forware legislation passed during recent years." He made no reference—in his commendation of the current Con- grc-ss—to Southern Democrats W!T have teamed up with RepuWictin to block or delay his civil rights ant a number of other proposals. 52 Gir/s Begin Battle For Miss America Title ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., Sept. 6, *AP>—Fifty-two blondes ar.d brunettes—but no redheads—today begin the annual battle for the Miss America crown and all that goes with it. For a week the girls 9.111 compete In various phases of the contest. And the final judgment on beauty be on the up and up—rx> "faLsies" or padding In the bathing suits Is allowed. Co'ite-stanLs cannot drink intoxicating liquors or sec their boy friends during the contest tinder the MLss America rules. Each will be chaperoned by a local hostess. New York Cotton Oct. . Dec. M:h. May Jly. . Oct. . High . 2999 . 2999 . 30M . 2997 . 2931 . 3751 Low Last 2984 2»M 2983 29M 29*2 3002 2973 J997 »11 JW7 2732 274*H Shirley May Defeated By Channel Currents IN THE ENGLISH CHANNEL. Sept. 0. Ml-Shlrlcy May Prance ailed in a gallant attempt to swim the English Channel today alter Milling her way through swirling lutes w within less than six miles of ler goal—the White Cliffs of Dover. 9 More Nominate* As Candidates for School Directors As the deadline for riling pell tions to have names or candidate: for school electors placed on tile ballot for Ihe general school election, September 27, ncars, nine petitions were filed yesterday, and others were expected to be filed today. The petitions directed to the County Board of Education, the county election commission and the county Judge, must be signed by 20 qualified electors from the district affected before the candidates names can be placed for election. Director candidates not previously listed include C. W. Tipton of Manila; Joe B. Hlllard, H. P. Duna- vanl. and James Woodard of Keiscr; J. W. Williams, James Oorblt Langdon itnd Vernon Humphries of Dyess and J. B. Wilson of Shawnee. At least one director Is sccdulcd for election in each o! the 16 districts, and In the Dyess District there are three. In several districts two candidates are to be elected for the director posts. W. P. Pryor and Max B. Reid are candidates for re-election to to the Blytheville School Board. Robbed of all her strength by he icy water and swift currents )[ the channel, the Somerset, Muss., schoolgirl was dragged moaning "rom the water. She struggled to teep from being pulled Into the boat. In lenrs she pleaded for a chance to keep on. The end came lit 4:05 p.m. <0:05 a.m. CST) after she had been In the icy waters 1014 hours. Observers estimated she had swum more '.lian 30 miles'on a zlg-zag(;ln course. "Please — please — leave me In." the pretty 17-year old swimmer lilcadcd with her coach. Hairy Uoud- aklan. She hail fought to keep up the Iwttlc, spurred on by n message from ler mother and by the shouted encouragement of her father, J. Waller France, who WHS on one of Ihe beats accompanying her. Dover Cliffs in View The Dover cliffs, shining in t] lc in, had been within her vle\v for two and a half hours. "Look how near II is." she cried hysterically when she sought to fight off attempts to make her give up. II is 19 miles across the English Channel but the flow of tides force swimmers to travel a much greater distance. Men .swimmers from an ' accompanying launch jumped into the water and held her against the side of a rowboat as she tried to get away Shirley May's father. J. Waller Prance, was In tears too. "Never 1 rnind. baby, never mind " he admonished Her. He had Iried to talk her Into giving up several hours before, when the tides were running against her. Aluddtft shift In the tide's flow had boosted her chances then. "We can come another year, sweetheart," her father said. When Shirley May was pulled Into the escort boat she sat on the floor Her father knelt beside her and wrapped her in his arms. Her goggles slipped off. Her eyes were closed. She slumped down utterly exhausted. Her rather wrapped blankets around her. He told her again and again: "You did fine baby. You did fine." The girl's handlers placed her aboard a speedboat which headed for Dover—the goal she had tried to reach. Shirley May continued moaning: "Oh, oh! Why didn't you leave me? Why didn't you leave me?" The buffeting tides and icy water had robbed Ihe gin or her strength but not of her determination. Refuse? to Quit Sooner "Only a little way. Only a little way," she groaned. The end or her gallant allempt came shortly after she cupful! of hot broth rushed from the escort schooner Black Magic. She had complained of the cold. Her coach asked her then If she wanted to quit. She shouted back "No." Earlier her father asked her If she wanted to give up. Shirley May replied with a brier "Na-a" and continued churning the water. She used an Australian crawl making 24 strokes to the minute. Fatigue and the cold channel waters make the last pnrl of the crossing the hardest. In all 28 distance swimmers have summed tills treacherous stretch of water separating France and England. America's Gertrude Eelcrlc holds the speed record for women. She crossed In 14 hours and 31 minutes on Aug. 6, 1926. Shirley May entered the channel ofr cap Gris Nez at 5:25 a.m. M0:25 p.m. CST Monday). Her first battle was with adverse tides. Shirley May Frnncn Welding Torch Ignites Gasoline in Automobile The Blytheville Fire Department was called to the f. L. Wicker Machine Shop at 315 North Second Street this morning when the blaze from a welding torch Ignited gasoline on the motor of a car being worked on. No damage resulted. Yesterday afternodn firemen were called to the home of Ed Mayo • t 210 North 21st Street when wiring of an elsctrie hot plate short-circuited setting fire to * kitchen hair. Damage WAS minor. Weather Arkansas forecast: F'artly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Wednesday. Not much change in temperature. Misjourl forecast: Mostly cloudy tonight and Wednesday with occasional thundrshowcrs west and north portion. IJttlc change In temperature. Minimum this morning—71. Maximum yesterday—90. Sunset txxiav—Ci20. Sunrise tomorrow—5:37. Precipitation 2< hours to 7 a.m. today—none. Mean temperature (midway between Mtfh and low)—S0.5. This flair Last Vrar Minimum this morning—65. Maximum yesterday—12. Precipitation Jan. 1 to tl —34.55. date Soybeans CHICAGO, beaav Nov Dec M»r May Sept. 3—Wi—Soy- High Low Close 535 231 «4 234 234% 231W 233U-U S34VS 231 233W-33 230)i 227V 22914 Busy Street Turned into 'Battlefield' CAM DEN, N. J., Sept. 6. (AI')—A 28-year old Army derail- on a maniacal ram- iage today killed 12 persons on a Inisy Cnmdcii street. Four others were wounded. Detective Marshall Thompson identified the killer as Howard Unruh, a quiet, wcll- Ircsscd young man whose leighbors said they knew lit,le about him. The street "looked like a battle- :lcld" Thompson said. "He (Unruh) urnccl Unit German Inger loose on those people like ducks In a pond. Killed In the 45-mimtte hall ot Juliets were five men. five women and two boys, aged two and five. Police authorities here said they believe It was the worst mass slaughter on a city street In the nation's history. It all began quietly enough. Klres Without Warning Unruh walked out of his house, atlily dressed in a light suit and while shirt with how tie. Without warning he whipped oul Ills gun nnd began firing. Before he finished, he had raced in and out of half dozen business establishments, cutting down men. women and children right and left. 'Ilicn he barricaded himself In th« second floor room where he lived. Por a time he shot It .oat with 50 policemen whik,, men? mid women milled In th«irtr«U. ."They nave us a he*^>f'a tinie." Thompson said. "They wouldn't gel out of the way." , <• "Men would slop for a traffic light," Thompson -added. "Then they got Hi. :.;.. ...4,,v.^._ w _, Falllnfc to win the guhvhattl*, police cut loose with a tear ga« barrage. •', Couching and choking/- Unruh emerged from his room. 'He wa* unhurt. Police threw up a shoulder-to- shoulder cordon to convoy Unruh from the building. Mob Demands Revenge A howling mob of men and women In the streets lunged for the police screaming: "I>ynch hlml " "Hang him nowl" Hut they didn't crash the line of police. Thompson said Unruh served with the Army In an artillery unit In Austria during World War Two. He took a pharmacy course at Temple University, Philadelphia, under the ai Bill of Rights. Thompson said the shootings be- Ran at 8:20 a.m., Eastern Standard time. At that time, the detective said, Uhruh, rircssed nattily In a light suit and white shirt with bow tie, ran out of 3200 River Road, where he was a rcomcr. He f.wung his gun into action and fired at possersby on the street. Then he ran into the drug store of Morris Cohen, 40, on the first floor of the house In which he lived. Cohen's wife shrieked: "It's a maniac! He's got a gun!" She dashed upstairs where her .son Charles. 12, was In a bedroom. She locked the boy in a closet and hurried downstairs. A bullet cut her down on the stairway. She died in her tracks. Slmt While Flfcln* Cohen, trying to get away, ran through a back door. He was shot as he ran and fell over dead in a gutter. Cohen's mother, Mrs. Minnie Cohen, crime down the stairs at that moment. Unruh turned and wounded her. Then the mad gunman ran from the drug store and into the barber t See SLAVING on Page H Eyewitness Tells of Seeing Gunman Shoot Down People 'Left and Right' CAMDEN. N. J., Sept. 6. Wj— "I heard two shots and I thought A 48-year-old gas and electric com- someone was shooting at me. pany repairman watched a berserk I "Three men ran out of a taproom gunman shrxu down people "rightland this other man. who had shot and left" at a busy Camclcn Inter-j at the car. suddenly began to shoot fectlon tcday. | at these guys who ran out of. the 3 Burglaries Investigated; Suspect Held Three Uljiheville residents ported to officers this morning that a burglar entered their homes last night and in each Instance H sun of money was reported taken. W. F. Fitzgerald, who resides on Nortli Division strecl, J u s north Of the city limits, told police that a man, believed to be a while man. entered Ills home arid escaped with approximately $12 In change which was taken from a money sack which was kept In a dresser drawer in the bedroom. Mr. Fitzgerald told officers thai his wife was awakened by the burglar and that he fired one sho from an aiiloinatlc shotgut at the taken a Intruder as he fled across Ihe back "* ' porch but that ;,ls wife grabbed him as he fired the shot causing the blast to go wild. Officers Fred Hodge and Uertli Vastbindnr stated that the olhcr two homes reported entered last night were those of B. R. Anderson at 701 Pulton Street v,-hcre $22 was reported taken from a money sack which was kept on a shelf In the living room, and Earnest Fraze. who resides on North Eighth Street v.-riere S31 was reported taken. Officer Vastbimlfr said that a suspect lias been arrested. N. 0. Cotton Oct. . Dec. . Mch. May . Jly- - High Low .... 2S'J2 2979 .... 2093 2918 2037 2378 29W) 2968 .... 2»23 2900 Close. 2992 299^-93 2990 2988-90 2925 William McNeilly, of Pennsnukcn, N. J.. an employe of the Public Service Company of New Jersey, snld hc was making a call In the neighborhood. Tliis Is his description of what he Knw: "I was r north on River K»ad p.nd I saw a car ahrnd of me stop and pick up a little girl. 1 thought. it was an accident. "The automobile then crossed the 32ntJ 3treet and River Road Intersection and stopped. "I was stopped at a comer wait- Ing for the light to change. ! saw n man lying on the steps of a drug store, facing the Intersection. "SSuddenly a man rushed down the:street, stopped in front of the automobile which had lust picked up the little slrL" taproom. They all fell. "The killer started running north nn 32nd street. He fired wildly into t barber shop, a shoemakers' shop and a sandwich shop. "A man came out of the taproom and fircti at the running killer, but apparently missed because the man did not halt. "The man came buck to the Intersection with his gun still shooting, ran Into n grocery store, shot at customers standing there.""I saw several fall, but I didn't know how badly they were hurt. Shots were also made In the direction of another car in which two women sat. "This took approximately three minutes and I was scared to move. But as the man moved »way from me, I drove oH to notify pottc*."

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