The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 8, 1951 · Page 1
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 1

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, October 8, 1951
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PAGE TW5 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS World's Biggest Navy Adding 180 More Ships to Its Fleet By ELTON' C. KVY WASHINGTON, Oct, 8. W^The United States Navy, already the world'n biggest. Is building about 180 more ships for the fleet, ranging from a huge carrier to radically new design destroyers and submarines. A survey of available records today showed, among other things, th&t 13 submarines are being built now, not counting the experimental atomic-powered undersea boat recently authorized by Congress. This Is the largest submarine build- Ing program since the mass production days of World War II. There are about 450 combat ships in the operating ftrel now, not including several hundred amphibious, supply and auxiliary crait. Much of Uie builriun ol (he operating fleet has come from pulling laid-up ships from the mothball fleet, although some of the expansion includes new carriers, destroyers and other major combat craft. The mothball fleet of vessels built for World War II numbered -at one time about 2,260. It still is a sizeable force In reserve, about l.tiOO craft, despite withdrawals for return to the active fleet, transfer to navies of other friendly powers nnd dispositions by sale or other means. II llattlesblps Included Included In the reserve fleet are 11 battleships and two battle-cruisers, a type built specifically for matching a similar design of the German Navy, the Scharnborst class ship. The American battle- cruisers, however, were completed too late for use In the wr.r nnd were put Into reserve almost immediately. The Navy now has all four of Its 45,000-ton Iowa class battleships back In commission or bclns readied for operation, The 11 battlewagons In the reserve fleet include the thoroughly modern but smaller 3S,000-ton class ships as well as several older battleships built during World War I and subsequently modernized. Forrestnl Is IHjrjreiit Biggest of the ships under construction Is the Forresta], a. 5G.COO- ton carrier to cost an estimated |218,«K),000. It will Include such ultra modern gadgets as a retractable "Island" to make the carder a true flush-deck flattop and n television set to enable landing ol- flcert to see planes approaching the flight dock when the island superstructure with Its bridge Is retracted Into the deck. Building also are two experimental typ» ships, one an "ocean escort" vessel of destroyer lines apparently designed for high speed, anti-submarine work under any sea conditions and 'the othe| a secret, highly specialized destroyer typo. The current program includes a task fleet command ship. The Navy now hu seven "AGO" (amphibious command ships) in operation. They »re used as they were during World War n—as the flag ships for big- seal* landing operations on an •nemy beach where a complex fleet of carriers, battleships, cruisers nnd •, landing ships end tanlts work as a i single team under direction of the \eominand ship, 1 Half of Subs Art Stranded . About half of the 13 submarines Judge Is Accused Of Feeding Dog Food to Mexicans WASHINGTON. Oct. 8. W,— The Labor Department has accused a TCHOK County -Judge of Iceciinn Mexican farm workers canned meat Imported as "dog rood— unfit [or human consumption." The Department has cancelled his contract to feed and house them. The Judge, R. E. Bibb ot Maverick County, could not be reached for comment. The Labor Department said he 1% a prominent businessman anci chairman of 'he Democratic county committee. It cancelled, effective N'ov. 1. a contract under whleh Bibb provided food and housing at Eayle Pnss. Texas, for Mexicans brought into this country to rio farm work. Eagle Pass is one of five such centers the government maintains to care for the Mexicans xmtil they are placed In jobs. PROGRAM SCHEDULE KOSE 860 On Ynnr • Tuesday, October 9, 1951 MORNING 6:00—Sign on 6:00—Musical Rounciup 6:4!>—Southern Gospel Sincers T.OO--News 7:05—Yawnln' In Mawnln' 8:00—News 8:15—Bing Sinps 8:30 -KOSE Kupcrs 9:00—Woman's Viewpoint 9:30—Tin Pan Alley 9:45—Dearest Mother 10:00—News 10:05—Modem Concert Hall 10:30—Meet the Band 11:00--News 11:05—Farm Frolics AFTERNOON' 12:00—News 12:15—Noon Serenade 12:30—Cotton Arei Forecast 1:00—Behind the World News 1:05—Matinee Melodies •2:OO—News 2:05—Hillbilly Round Up 3:00—News 3:05—Heptime 4:00—News 4:05—Munay's Nfaclliousa B:00--Record JJack 5:15—Score* xwd 5:30—Sign Oft being built are Intended as standard long range, fleet type operations, but they Include improved or entirely new design engines and target detection systems. Building also are more than 115 minesweepers of various classes. The Korean War has brought extensive use of minesweepers to cope with the constant release [if mines by the enemy from river mouths ns well as to sweep In ojierations such is the Inchon landing last year. For the first time since the war, (he Navy has gone back Into construction of the PT boat. Three such craft are building, being essentially experimental designs. They are substantially larger nnd faster than the old PT bonts which operated so successfully against the Japanese In the Pacific Island campaigns. AWOL Medal WinnerHasArmy To Face; Horse Charge Dropped CHARLESTON, W. Va., Oct. 8. Wi —The world looker) a little brighter to war hero Junior J, Spurrier to- ri ny. stealing and traffic charges against him were dropped —bill there was still the army to face. The civilian charges followed a j>;irt m the 29 yc,ir-nlrl Congressional Medal of Honor winner's home town of nhieflcld, W, Va. Police arrested Junior and two of hi.s companions early Thursday nft- er B wild fmiomdiilc chase. Junior was left on a country road while officers took his friends to Jail, When they returned for Spurrier, he was gone. Police Bald they found him next day asteep on the porch of a house near Bluefleld. He rede there bareback on a horse that happened by. Its owner riled the horse theft charxes which were later withdrawn. U. Eugene P. okey, of the West Virginia Military DLstrict. snkl Spurrier will be taken to Fort Knox. Ky.. later this week and that he may be tried for being AWOL, The Army at Fort Lawton. Wash., says .Spurrier has been mLssing fro/n there since April. Harvard-Schooled Vet Carrots Mother in Fear of 'Hospital' • PROVIDENCE, R.I.. Oct. 8. IJfi— The mother and grandmother of a Harvard-schooled war veteran were found slain In their mansion off three-story mansion and fnunrl the bodies in a second floor bedroom. More Buy Defense Bondt a B tr™rL'^,ri» a And H °"9 ° n *° ^^ them because he feared Ihey would send him back to a mental hospital. Strangled. In their nightgowns were Mrs. Celeste Fisk McConlhe, 60. nnd Mrs. Flora J. Cnpron Fisk, 81, both widows. Seized by Connecticut police after an automobile accident and later committed temporarily to Norwich Hospital, an institution for mental patients, was Wnrrcn Fisk Mc- Conlhe. 27. U. Robert Rundle of the Connecticut state police quoted the son jus saying he strangled his mother and grandmother and "smashed them with a paperweight." Runrtle sain McConlhe was undergoing routine questioning after being arrested on a charge of leaving the scene of an accident in East Hampton. Conn., about 4 p.m. yesterday. Suddenly, Rundle silrt, Nfc- Conlhc leaped upon two troopers in the Cojchcster Bnrriifks anrt tried to grab them by the throat. ' He was removed to Norwich Hospital nnd there. Runtlle said, Mc- Conihe "suddenly broke down and confessed the murders." Providence uollce were notilicd and they forced n window in the r WASHINGTON, Oct. 8. W>| — More people are buying more defense bonds—and hanging on to them—than ever before, the Treasury reported yeslcnlay. A new peak of 834,566,000,000 In defense bonds outstanding was reached Oct. I. The previous high was »34.S42,000.000 In July. 1950. Beaten by Bats, Crusader Quits Milkman Abducted After Anti-Gambling Work with Officers 'Hump'VetDies In Plane Fall Seven Are Killed Returning from Hunt LAFAYETTE. Ind., Oct. 8. IIP)— A veteran of the China - Burma "Hump" run and two of his six passengers died yesterday as their CHICAGO, Oct. 8. I/PI— A milk I 1 '*" 0 crashed on their return home salesman turned anti-gambling cru- ^ r °m a Canadian hunting trip. Three officials of National Homes Corp., world's largest manufacturer of sader said yejlerday that crime syndicate hoodlums were responsible for the savage baseball bat beating given him last Wednesday, Robert Niemeyer. 47, in a hospital with fracture* of his arms, legs and peliis, said he was giving up his crusade, explaining he reared thugs would next strike at his fam- lly-hls wife, Ellie, and son, Robert, Jr., 24. Niemeyer scoffed at Sheriff John prefabricated houses, were Injured. The seventh man was unhurt. The plane, loaded with deer. ducta and fi-sh. clipped off the lops of two tree.s and plowed a quarter- mile furrow In a rain-scakcd field ci^ht miles southwest of L?F,iyette. Dead were Dr. Thomas G. Gra*™ m ' "• LaFayetts. National Homes Company doctor: Cecil Clark. 53. A. Babb's theory that the abduction i „ •. - —-- , nnd beating came because he hnd Cr » w '°«!svllle painting contractor 1 associated with National Homes; and C. Kenneth August. 37, West LnFayette, the pilot, who flew the taken away same milk accounts from rival dairies. "Can't Identify" Speaking haltingly, pausing occasionally to catch his breath. Nie- mcyer said he could not identify his attackers "because ! know my t-hance of surviving the ride they lonk me on depended uixm my not looking at them." Niemeycr's car was curbed in suburban Mclrose Park Wednesday and he WM forced Into another car by two men. one of them armed. -I first thought it was but when they started "Hump" during World War II. 'Man Who Died' In Fifth Day Of 2nd Life LONG BEACH. Calif,. Oct. 8, Wj —Melvin Hewitt. 28, Is going Into , the fifth day of his "second life" to- holdup. j day, but he doesn't know it. , , , . , - dov ™ s i Hewitt has not regained con- oncly road I knew why I was be- I sciousness since doctors cut Into his ng taken for a ride. When 1 saw chest and massaged his heart back the baseball bats I knew It was to • be a beating, not a killing. I wasn't afraid. I don't know why," he said. Beating a Systematic- Wielding bats, the men struck Niemeyer on the heels. "Then they struck my ankles nnd my legs. Then they worked up, striking my hips, elbows, wrists and hands. "The beating WHS very systematic as If it had been rehearsed. It was obvious they had a Job to do and when It wns done they got Into their car nnd left." he said. Niemeyer, of suburban Northlake, hnd been aiding John 8. Doyle, state's attorney Democrat, in to life early Thursday. He was rushed to an El Monte hospital after falling and hitting his head out- sltlc a tavern. At the time of the operation, the doctors said he had been dead 15 minutes. Later Hewitt was removed to the veterans hospital here. His condition is critical. 276 Mort U.S. Casualties WASHINGTON, Oct. 8. Wy—The Defense Department today identified 276 more ; battle casualties in Korea, A new list (No, 414) reported 21 killed, 248 wounded, three miss- Ing In action and four Injured In combat zone accidents. MONDAY, OCTOBER $, IWft Moslems F/e* India For Pakistan Refug» KHOKRAPAR, Pakistan <AP) — Indian Moslems are fleeing across the border to Pakistan without letup, Pakistan refugee minister Ishi tlaq Hussaln Qumhi told a press party vlslUng thii frontier town. From the start of communal roiU in the Indo-Pakittan sub-continent In January 1990, Qurwhi Mid, a grand total of 928,500 Indian Mot- lems have sought refuge in west Pakistan, He claimed the influx continues at a dally rat* of more than 500. , checking operations of gambling houses In western suburbs. 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If Yimvr BEEN F^A^^^^G 10 PAY.. 3200 2300 2400 ...YOU CIV O'AN A M-« PACKARD FOR A* tXIRA. Jll r«m>nn 7 £»r .nsr.lh 3* CH njnth 0 tut mor.lTi DAILY DIFFERENCE 37 c 73c 10c Oc NOTE: rijure! ire based on Dotro.t delivered nr Slal. and local ta«« 5 , , n a optional equipment. MOTOR SALES COMPANY 217 West Walnut Street, Blytheyille, Ark. MORE TOBACCO ESI EVEHY TIK! Yes, sir! You get more for your money in Prince Albert! PENNEY'S 2nd Shipment -Handmade- IMPORTED INENS Cotton embroidered pillow cases Cotton embroidered chair back sets Cotton embroidered vanity scarfs Cotton embroidered dresser scarfs Cotton embroidered & appliqued bridge sets Cotton embroidered tea napkins Cotton embroidered lunch cloths Japanese Damask lunch cloths Japanese Damask napkins And Many Others — Over 500 Choose from — —Your Choice— Pieces to 98 C

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