The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 10, 1950 · Page 7
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MONDAY, APRIL 10, 1950 BLYTHEVTLU5 (AnK.V COURIER NEWS PACT SEVHf Six Believed Dead In Sinking of Tug Skipper Survives Dunking Disaster 'in Windy Waters NORFOLK, Va., April 10.,(/!')—A t*.ii3boat -skipper who clung Icnu- Pciously for hours to' the . floating pilot house of his sinking vessel apparently is the only survivor of a Chesapeake Hay disaster in which six men are believed to have drowned. The tugboat Lorraine sank yesterday off Windmill Point llghl, near the mouth of the Rappaiinn- nock River. Wind-lashed waves washed six members of her crew overboard. Body Found One body, identified by company employes aS that of deckhand Norman Fislier, was brought here lust night by imolher Uis. the Dottte Dee. The body was found In a life ring not far from the spot wlicre the Lorraine went down. The Lorraine's skipper, Capt. O. P. Brown of Norfolk, was rescued by a passing boat, lie was taken ashore nt Dcltnville, Va., for treatment lor shock and exposure. Two coast guard vessels and coast guard plane today scarchcc the- Chesapeake Bay for -traces '01 the five men still missing.' t,. E. Hooper, co-owner of the Kasterll Transportation Company of Baltimore, which owns the Lorraine, said the missing crewmen are: Mate John O. Wood ot Collings- wob'd, N.J.; Engineer W. F. Jefferson of Richmond, Va.; Second Engineer Robert Kcllum of Baltimore (a former resident of Weems, Va.l; , deckhand Ollie Hudgins of Ports- ifcouth, Va.; and Cook Lester Lee. ^^ Was Towing Barge The Lorraine was lowing the barge Ajax—loaded wilh 4,000 tons of coal—from Norfolk to Cainden, N.J., when she sank. Capt. John Ward of Dcltaville, skipper ot the rescue boat, said he was told this story hy Brown: Strong northerly winds filled the Lorraine with water after heavy seas washed the hatch cover off lha .-stern, nnd all the men put on life rings. Four of them were swept off the deck almost Immediately. Brown and the other two crewmen climbed on lop of the pilot . house, torn off the tug deck by the waves. The crewmen weakened during the ordeal and lost their grip, washing overboard. The barge, with four men aboard, anchored off. the light after the Lorraine sank. MEET BOSIK—This is Bosie, the 3,500-pound elephant that will appear with West Bros. Circus here Wednesday. Under sponsorship of Dud Cason Post of the American Legion, the circus will stage two performances at the Legion's War Memorial Auditorium on North Second Street. A matinee will begin at 4 p.m. and the night performance will start at 8 p.m. The Dud Cason Post's share of the receipts will be used to finance ils Legion Junior Baseball program here. U.S. Sub Surfaces in Pear! Harbor After 21 -Day Voyage from Hong Kong WASHINGTON, April 10. CAP)— i On March 15 a U.S. submarine dived into tile Pacific off Hong Kong and didn't surface again until 21 days later at Pearl Harbor. In the meantime, the submarine had covered 5,200 miles. The Navy told of the trip yesterday. It did not claim a record, but officers said that this was the longest underwater run they had ever heard of. The submarine, the Pickerel, Is one of the ''snorkel" type that has a short breathing tube that sucks air from the surface. The Germans had it on their subs first, but now both the U.S. and Russia have them. v In A Day's Work At Pearl Harbor, Cmdr. Paul R-. Schratz of the Pickerel called the long voyage "all In the day's work, just a routine test." He was asked whether the sub could be seen on the cruise, and without elaborating he said: "We had indications to the contrary." Schratz said the 67 enlisted men and eight officers aboard didn't feel like eating much. Most of them grew beards or moustaches and for relaxation saw 30 movies. The snorkel device enables a submarine to run just below water for long periods on Diesel engines. Formerly, undersea craft when submerged had lo run entirely on electric batteries which required recharge frequently. To do this, the sub had Lo surface. Snorkel Helps Out With the snorkel, a submarine can stay down ELS long as its supplies— including fuel — hold out Batteries are still needed whenever a sub is more than a short distanci below the water. Work is progressing on an atom!' power plant for submarines, which would lift even the fuel and bat teries requirement. An atomic-op eratert engine would operate forcve without refuelling, for all practica purposes. The "West inghou.se Corp. has ac knowledscd that it Is working such R power plant, but Its dcvel optiiejit Is expected to take froi: two to ten years, American Interest In submarine and Anti-submarine devices haj been spurred by reports that Russia is building the world's mightiest undersea neet^estimaled currently at 260 to 300 vessels. Only a .small percentage of these are said to be snorkel-equipped. ' CoastGuard Seeks Missing Fishing Ship NANTUCKET, Mass., April 10. (**> —A 64-foot fishing vessel with 10 men aboard was sought today In the same general vicinity where icavy seas" saiik another dragger 1th Ihe loss.oi eight lives. The Coast Guard reported there as been no word from the scalto- Four, Sisters since last Friday. ' cutters, the Legare and the Iumbolt, and planes were sent out y I lie Coast Guard, The Four Sisters was reported Trussing hojurs alter the 63-foot Villiam Landry was broken to while awaiting help three quar ers of a mile off Pollock Rip Light- hip Saturday iii a snow-blinding gale. Wreckage of the Landry was washed ashore on the east side 'Jantucket, Saturday. No sign he crewmen wtis reported. The Coast Guard reported thn .he Four Sisters radio ' Friday sin was bucking a heavy storm but ex iccted £-0 be In port in time for llu Saturday morning market. No further word has been received from Ihe vessel, skippered by Capt. Gunnar Pedcrscn and owned Abe Rcsovltz, both of New Bedford, The Landry had asked for Coast Guard assistance Friday night. She reported engine trouble and said crewmen were balling with buckets. Later the dragger radioed she had made Pollock Rip Lightship vessel and was In no immediate trouble, A third vessel, the 55-foot dragger Anna C. Perry, also was reported missing cff Nantucket, but later was found berthed at a New Bedford wharf. Snn had been blown 150 miles off course. ' All three snips were out of New Bedford. School Check Will No* Affect Consolidations LITTLE ROCK, April 10. ,m This year's annual enumeration of persons of school age -Will have no effect on school consolidations. Louts Baugher of Manila, Ark., asked whether a school district coultl be abolished because of R decrease In enrollment. Attorney General Ike Murry said "No." District* having less than 350 pupils as of March 1, 1943, were consolidated in county-wide districts. Changes since then have no .effect, Murry said. Long-Time Jungle Explorer Is Dead Israel Could Become 'Southern California' |!t BALTIMORE, rAprll 10. (^^Palestine could become a southern California- with a- little agricultural planning, .says a fop national soil conscrvationalist. And Palestine ts blessed even more, Dr. Walter Clay Lowdermilk sntd last night, because different rock structures furnish Palestine with a great potential of fresh water from untapped springs, Lowdermilk, retired a&slslant chief of the U.S. Bureau of Soil Conservation, noted the similarity of Israel and southern California.— much fertile land nnd limited water supplies — and said the eastern Mediterranean country could accomplish this by diverting the Jordan to Irrigate about 800,000 acres. He addressed a meeting of the Israel Club in Baltimore. NEW YORK, April 10, <yTj—Fu-< nernl services will be held tomorrow for Anthony Fiala, 80-year-old explorer and inventor. Fiala,' who spent his later years In. writing, lecturing and equipping expeditions, died Saturday at his Brooklyn home. tn 1912-13, Fiala accompanied Theodore Roosevelt on his trip through the Brazilian jungles searching for the "River of Doubt." Tlie expedition charted the stream as a tributary of the Amazon River, 'talft, who Invented the sleeping bag, also made two expeditions to tne Arctic regions. A native of Jersey City, N.J., he first worked as an apprentice in a printing and engraving shop. He Joined the Brooklyn Eagle staff in I8U4. Then,, came service In the Spanish-American War, both ns a soldier and as a war correspondent for the Eagle. More travel and adventure occu-- picd Fiala after the war. Woman Finds Twenty. Eggs in Chicken , SYRACUSE. N. Y., April 10. (ff)— Twenty egps roiled out when Mrs. William Maliyna cut open the chicken she was preparing for Eas, ter dinner. Three of tlie eggs were the size of duck eggs. Eight were normal size. Tlie other nine were small and not completely formed. Mrs. Mahyna said the chicken weighed four pounds, II ounces when she bought It. ' Professor J.,H. Bruckner, head of the poultry department at Cornell University, said apparently '.'the bird war; carrying nearly a month's upply around with It. It Is possible.' Champion Gets His Fill; He Accpets No Challenge SYDNEY — (AV- Harold Fulton, 33-year-old Sydney heavyweight, drank 60 half-pint classes of beer between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. the other day to win a bet of $11.20. Fulton collapsed after he put away his 60th beer. His friends took him to a hospital, but he was discharged In three hours. The -story of his feat got into the newspapers and challenges started to roll in. But there is no word yet that Fulton is taking the up. "Soy It With Flowers" Blytheville FLOWER MART Memphis Iliwaj Phone 6M2 TOP SECRETS-Edith Straj- burgcr of Chicago leaves iii guessing where she r,ot all the parts for her zany hat, created for a mock style show. 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