The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 17, 1949 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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VOL. XLV—NO. 161 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPKB OF NORTH** sr »n«-*v«*« im , _ ""^ Blythevtll* Daily New* Blythevtll* Courier Chicks Victorious Against Bulldogs in First'49 Grid Game By Gcorce Clark (Courier News Sport* Editor) Blytheville's state champion Chickasaws launched the wav'lh a?"- SUte hi8r ' 1 S ^ h °° l t '" e - as . t night in a bi * j _-.» pevf J >l ' n '' I1 B before an overflow crowd of an estimated 4,&oo spectators the Chicks rolled over their areh rivals from a Zi'ltno* «vhii e -f- h "• "' u . sh!n * K^unA attack coupled with a siei ling exhibition ot defensive play. In reality the defeat was worse*-— than Ihe score indicated The real story of the game is hidden among the statistic figures. Tlie Chicks decisively outclassed the opposition in every department. The telling blow can be found in tlie figures representing the yards gained by ground attack where the Chicks piled up a total of 418 yards while limiting the Bulldogs lo j mere 87. Thai's as far as you need (o. Operating almost entirely on the ground, the Chicks, aflcr a slow start, tore big holes In Ihe Paragould front wall and sent their backs zig-zagglng through the secondary like a hot rod in Sunday traffic. The backs were escorted on their numerous jaunts through enemy territory by a bunch of hard blocking linemen whose job it was to clear the road and that they did. The Chicks wer- in a ball game, though. For proof ask any of the 30-odd players that Coach Russell Mosley sent into Ihe fray. Coach Sandy Sanford's young and inexperienced crew fought back in spite of the overwhelming odds and for almost two quarters made things somewhat miserable for the Mosley Bulldogs Sfubborn The Bulldogs, their canine stub-' borness keyed to high C, gnashed back at our Chickasaws with tumbling growls during the first stanza, matching them yard for yard. And for awhile il looked as if this game might turn out to be a replica of .at year's ulcer-breeding 'thriller. The Chicks used a Charley Lutes •erlil, to get things going in the second quarter after the first -period had endecMn a scoreless dear lock.'111 1 } .;vv^cii;vTjpcr:*d;> a -drvj lat* in; the first quarter oh tjie, own 31 aiid in exactly, three pfay; halfbacks Lutes, and Rogey-.Lum «nd fullback Robert Reid sleppe off;32 yards and the Chicks owne the ball on the Paragould si, secon t'Jwri with five to go. There th quarter ehrie.l. BIyi.'leville's big line, paced b Co-Captain jr. A. Lloyd, opene more holes in the Paragould for ward wall and the backs drove 01 to the three. But here the Bulldog dug in and called a halt to th proceedings holding for downs. Stan for Bulldogs Victor Brashears, who did every thin* for the Bulldogs but lead th ehj^p. immediately pnnted to th 40Wid the Chicks took over again on Ihe 27. Lum tried tackle one but found the door tightly closed ind Lutes faded to pass. Finding no receiver to his liking, he electee to run and was downed on the 1 for a first .down. Lutes faded to pass again, found end Marvin Hall in the end zone hit him but Hall couldn't hold on Another pass play was called, ant this time Lutes, behind solid wal of prelection saw his old junior high battery mate, end John Pau Hutcherson, slip to one corner o the end zone and he tossed one thai Hutcherson took on Ihe deat run for six points. E. B. Gee spli the uprights in half on his kick from placement and the Chicks lei 7-0. That started it. The Bulldog! weref't the same ball club after that. From there on about all they coi*j do was fight back. ^F.h the score reading 7-0 after halflime Intermission the Chicks opened Ihe third period wilh a sustained drive lhat carried from their own 36 to the Bulldogs one-foot line. This drive was sparked by a beautiful piece of running by Reid who, behind good blocking, skirted end on a 52-yard Jaunt that carried to inside of the Paragould 10 Blocking back Buddy Donner move the oval to within one-foot of the goal line on two successive sneaks and on the third he crossed into pay dirt but r. left the ball back on Ihe one well hidden under a pile of red and white Paragould shirts Makes Fine Recovery Aitain Brashears kicked out and hM drOD the i.?,. r B v'n down Lum the Chicks came right bacfc P unt on 'he «• *"e " <1owns and L'"*-' 5 to punt - He ™tchcd the wa ? b « k to ' "* ri ««* the ball and ,* 1 "** his n 'P s for M Bulldogs' 35 for « first New York Cotton act Dec Men cotton quotations: Hlsh Low Close • 2fcW 3MO . 2#90 - * 22 ^ 74 2 » 74 - 75 :::::::::: 2? .2*13 2*71 2K38 2MMB Ex-Hungarian Officer Also Admits Plotting To Overthrow Regime BUDAPEST. Sepl. 17_f/IV-The former chief inspector of the "mi! .'Ian Army told a people's court trying him for treason today that he plotted with others to overthrow Ihe Hnugarian government. The testimony o r L i C ut. Gen. Gyorgy Palfiy followed closely hat of Laszlo Ra jk, Hungary's foi-mer foreign minisler and com- munisl leader, wlio yesterday confecssed a similar plot Rajk- (estjf/ed tlie plot was backed by United States officials and w:;s part or an anti-Soviet crusade led by Premier Marslial Tito of Yugoslavia, who Rajk said planned a military invasion of Hungary and Ihe incorporation of Albania into Yugoslavia. PaclGroupPlans Defense Pattern 12-Nation Council Completes Important Job in Only One Hour WASHINGTON, Sepi. 17_M>>_ 1 h e 12-nation North Atlantic Council today ordered creation of a top level military committee to work out-'•military measures •i? 1 ^, -e.j^V'^^d.vdefense of the *wth Atlantic ^ area'" '">'i.,., By John M. " JTA'SHINQTOK. Sept. 17-W— TJ<e Atlantic Pact powers agreed n one hour today on organiza- ,tton_of V/estern defenses against any possible attack by Russia Ministers of the 12 pact countries met at 10 a.m, (EST) for a session ihat was expected to last several hours. They elected Secretary of Slate Acheson as their presiding officer. Then they went to work in unexpected harmony on plans for defense machinery which already had been laid out in complete detail The deputies hart been busy at Ihe State Deparlnient for the past several weeks on that task. Tlie ministers approved the proposed plan evidently without any controevrsy and then adjourned at II aJll. Thus Ihey completed in an hour tne most important joint action since the treaty was signed here last April 4 to tie together under a single strategy the war plans of he United States, Canada, and the nations of wesetrn Europe Under that top level agency, regional defense groups will plan in detail the military actions needed in the event of war. Seplclllalion was that there would be live of these groups, covering North America, the ocean area, Northern Kurope, Western Europe, and the Western Mediterranean. King Cotton Days C. of C. Committee Will Meet Monday The King Cotton Days committee cf the Biytheville Chamber of Cor erce will meet In the Chamber office In the City Hall at 2:30 :>.m. Monday. The group, appointed by the Merchants Division of the Chamber, is being headed by W p Pry?, r ,L.. 0tner m =mbers include Dick Of KORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND BOOTHEABT MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE. ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1949 —^^TI.^. ^.w^srtt,, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17. 1949 EIGHT PAPV<5 ^ • ' : '• ——- EUlHT FAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTO 192 Killed in Cruise Ship Fire Coa^Strike Feared; Steel Peace Seen Farmers Facing New Labor Issue South Missco Shows Concern Over Plan Submitted to ICC The Mississippi County Farm Labor Committee will meet at 10 a.m'. Monday to decide the committee action on a proposed granting of a einut lo haul labor from Mem- The committee's meeting precedes an Interstate Commerce Commission hearing j n Memphis Wednesday. At present Ihe Memphis labor- market is a free market, and farm- eis wishing to obtain workers from Memphis can do so merely by paying the price of tlje labor, and no permit is required. Joe C. Hardin, president of the Arkansas Farm Bureau Feeration, in a lelter to county bureau presidents, voice the opinion that if the permit in question is granted it may mean that farmers could not so to Memphis: and haul their own labor to their own farms, but that the person lo whom the permit was granted would do all the hauling. Tlie permit question was apparently raised by Thomas Arron. who made application with the Interstate Commerce Commission for a permit to haul farm laborers wilh- in a radius of 150 miles of Memphis The county committee is being called in session by chairmen R. E L. Wilson III of Wilson and E. A Stacy of Dell. Harold Ohlendorf, president of the Mississippi County farm Bureau, said that South Mississippi ;ounty was directly concerned with :he permit question, since some of their labor was hauled from Memphis, but. .that North • Mississippj'.s merest would be just for an overall improved farm labor program CONGRATULATES NEW GERMAN PRESiDENT-Jolln GREENVILLE, Miss.. Sept. 17— il'i— Delta qijincil's executive committee Is opposing establishment of i farm labor bus line from Mem- Phis to Arkansas anil Mississippi >!antations. A pelition for permission to operate such a line has been filed with the Interstate Commerce Commission by Thomas p. Aaron and others. The committe voted yesterday to oppose the petition "in view of expected reduction of cotton acreage making the need of large numbers of outside pickers and choppers unnecessary." White. J. C. Guard and Willard H. Pease. . The committee is scheduled lo map out plans for King Cotton Days which begin Oct. «. Two Children Bitten . Dog Treated for Prevention of Rabies Officials of the county Hmlth Office loday warned thai a dog, with every symptom or being rabid, lad been captured near the city milLs on cast Main Slrect Two children, Mary Lou and erry Shields, were believed to have Seen bitten by the dog Thursday nd health officials said the dog ould have Infected olhcr dogs by King them. Both of the dog's victims, who re the children of Mr. and Mrs. hlelds Edwards, are Inking rabies hots. ' Burglars Loot Motor Firm's Safe in Manila Between $35 and $4(1 was taken from a safe In the Brown Motor Company building In Manila last night. Bill Brown, owner of the company, reporlcd to Sheriff William Berryman today. Mr. Broun said he found the safe at about 6:30 this morning. It the biiildlns and the was still tnlruders apparently had vised chisels and hammers to open the door. In addition to the cash, two pistols and a number of papers were missing. Mr. Brown said there was no evidence of any forced entry having been made'and that he was still puzzled as to how the building was entered. Thursrl- nlqht. the Cilv Pip Stand, Just outside of Manila on North Highway 18. WRS cnlercd. Reported '^ken during that break- in were a number of cigarettes and some cash taken from the coln- fahcriff Berryman Is investigating both burglaries, operated record player. — Commissioner for Germany, shakes hands fenuh ™ 7 ' "™' l5 '- ele < ;lcd <»™«^ o' «» new West Gennan Republic, at a reception held by President Heuss at Bad Godesberg Germany. Hi e h Commissioners of Allied Nations and 200 officials of the new republic attended the rece 1 ,tion.-(AP Wlrcpholo) MoPac Strike Enters Ninth Day As Picket Troubles Continue ,MM J fr E 1 S ° M ° ITVl M °" *"• "' ">-0«-^«.t Smllh de'•"- «"Y he wouid ,„,,.„„ nml . nf , f ^ .11 stales In which the • -- - - mally operates. Miners May Balk At Suspension of Benefit Payments WASHINGTON. Sept. 17-(a>,- Tne danger of a nationwide coa strike next week mounted today bu hopes brlehtened for averting a steel strike Ttie 400,000 coal miners were expected to s tay nwny from the pit* nx p* Monday because their wel- ' trustees, headed b nxet, fare , - ".i""-!.;), ucmlUll mine union president John L. Lewis h».f „, 5 " s l lend Pension and other benefit payments. This action was taken at a storm, I he-hour meeting of the fund's thiee trustees yesterday. The reason was that the fund was fas limning cu t of , nol , ev Many con operators because their contracts f, „ ,' nv ' 5 Iliive "" Kcd ' h "ve refused to continue paying their 20- tcnts-a-ton royally lo the fund. n o trustees' meeting wns follow «i Dy the sudden resignation of lie operators' trustee, "Oiii. He wrote coal owners he S, ac 'X 'o^Pout right away. I lact, he warned llmi if they don't a successor prlmptly he will 80 to court force them to do ST. LOUIS, Sept. 17. MV-Picket trouble plagued connecting rail roads as the Missouri Pacific railed continued InUT^l Trains of the SI. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt), Santa Fe and Rock Island Lines were delayed for hours at Illmo. Mo., unrt' Atchison. Kas., night by Missouri Pacific strikers. In each" case, the held-up traffic finally moved on Its route. No early settlement was in sight in the- dispute between the railroad and the four brotherhoods. Latest suggestions included one by Gov. Sid McMalh of Arkansas that governors of 10 stales affccled by the walkout meet not later than Monday to discuss the situation. Union leaders had under discussion a suggestion by Guy A. Thompson, the railroad's trustee, lhat both 5ide.s call on President Truman to appoint a board to iron out the difficulties. Tlie strike Involves 5.000 operating employes and an cstimaleil 20,- XX) non-operaling workers have been laid off as a result. The dispute involves interpretation of op- eraling rales. Cotton Bell Tird Up Biggest traffic holdup yesterday was on the Cotton Belt main line between Illmo and Dupo, 111., near St. Louis, 'me 125-mile .stretch of tr.ick is leased from the Missouri Pacific. Early in Ihe strike, pickets sloped traffic on this line for 24 hours Union leaders, calling off the men, •ermcd it a "regrettable mistake." Without, explanation, the pickets were back yeslerday. slaved for several hours before they were aeain ailed off. At Alcliison, pickets were placed across tracks-u.-ed by all railroads —leading lo a Missouri River bridge. * Rock Island freight Irain operat- ng between Trcnlo. Mo., and Alchi*»i. was held up for three and a lalf hours. Us crew refused to crass he picket line. Rock Island officials came from St. Joseph, Mo. and ran (he (rain fn. A Santa Fe train, operating be, g e- tween Topeka, Kas. Valid St. Joseph was delayed only briefly. Santa Fe officials from Atchison took it through the line. Try tn Hall U.S. Mail At LUlle Rock, Ark., Columbia Molor Transport Co., which has been carrying mail in that state during the strike, announced that it had been notified by the strikers its trucks no longer would be permitted lo cross picket lines. Manager H. O. Kitchen of the trucking line, said Ihe notificalion would be disregarded. The union rejected once before a proposal similar to that made by Thompson for B thre-man board to settle tlie disputed Issues. They were expected to announce their Sen Mnrac on Page 8 Weather Arkansas forecast: Scattered thundershowers this afternoon, to- nlght and Sunday. Warmer In northeast and central portions Sunday afternoon. Missouri forecast: Cloudy to- nighl and Si'nrtay with occasional showers or thunderstorms. Warmer southeast tonight, cooler north and west Sunday. Minimum this morning—58. Maximum yesterday—68. Sunset loday—6:05. Sunrise tomorrow—5:45. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a m today—.10. TOUT] since Jan. 1—39.03. Mean temperature (midway bc- Iwcen high and low)—63. Normal mean for Sepl—74 2. This Hale Last Y-ar Minimum [his morning—65. Maximum yesterday—93. Precipitation Jan. 1 to tills date —3526. Sletl Disputants to Meet Meanwhile, chances of avoiding a big steel strike a week fi-nm tonight looked belter "fie, Uie ! crnmcnt stepped iu to bl ,,g ,,». disputing Industry and CIO stee workers Union together here Mon- , m '' e Sle 1 l ""'on aereed to send "iri.r o !•'?? '° tlve '"eeliiiB \ _Jius S. Chlng. director of the Service 1 Metiiatl °" a " d Conciliation ™"i H le f [ cora P a ni<« also were Mcied to accept. A spokesman for the U. S. Slcel Corp bluest among the steelmakers, said"Of mS WOJ " 11 . 1 »"«"!•• -Ohing* -nicctiriy.s,'" J .• " - ,.,- , ' Inwi "* i . til| K the "'eel disputants 10 Washington, clung 5 ald Ihey imd been sparring at long dlslnnce by telegraph message" for almost a week on how (o treat tl „ d _ '. ns * " f P r «"<»e«t Truman's steel fact-finding board. That board recommended settling the sled dispute without any wage Increase, but with a pcnsion- n.surance program costing up to 11 cen .f. "" hour ner ma" for ine million steelworkers. Clung said It seems likely Ihe argument .springs "not from irreconcilable fundamental differences in views bul from the meaning of words". President Phillipj Murray of the CIO Union has demanded that Ihe steel Industry accept the board's recommendations "ns a basis for negotiating a prompt settlement." The steel Industry has contended this meant accepting tlie board formula outright—something It had bren assured apafnst In advance Also, steel Industry lenders plainly have said Ihey don't like the 'wards idea for employer-paid pen- sons and Insurance. They want the workers lo share part of the cost. 8,000 Miners SIHke A development bolstering fears of a coal strike was the walkout yesterday of 8,000 miners In Wyoming and Utah. They complained of lack of a contract. Negotiations for new coal contracts have dawdled along for months without progress Most miners—those east of the Mississippi River—moved up liicir three-day week last Wednesday and aren't due back at the pits until Monday. Trustees for the scpar.ilc anth- See LABOR on Taifc 8 NightBlazeSweeps Docked Vessel;Toll May Mount to 226 ^ 1 ^ 6 said ' i85 bodie8 had be . In addition, they said three persons died in hospitals aiH tour wore recovered from the water, making a known death officials at the scene nf (ho rvnTi T . """•^""'itf oniciais at the scene ol tlie Gictit Lakes' worst ship fire in a century said they thought the number- of dead might mount as high M 226 Ihe lire, winch raced through tlie 3G-year-old vessel fflsstt'issisrssrs&s S .- , , v *-' "li>U Ul LI Hundreds of pasxenenn escaped.* in a frantic, screaming, pushing mob, aflcr they were awakened, bv nlnrins and cries of "Fire." Sonn leaped to the pier, some to olhe vessels, some inlo the waler. Others were trapped and Ilicl imcounletl bodies were still believed to be huddled in the submerged C-dcck. The dctilh toll rose as fire- luenlccpt bringing n,, n le charred School Patrons To Meet Monday Get-OuMhe-Vote Campaign Planned For Annual Election A m U.S. Ryder Cup Team Retains World Trophy CANTON. Eng.. Scpl. 17. l/Pi — The United Stales Ryder Cup learn rallied lo win six of elFthl singles male-hex from Ihe Brillsh Unlay and retain the Int^rnallonal golf trophy by a point score of 7 to ft Tlie British had won three of yes- lerday's four Scotch foursomes. NSLIJnsurance Dividend Formula Issued ~, 1 . . _ ra " S ° ' '"M-OOO With $528 Top Sum for Any One Who 5«rved in War II Arkansas Polio Case Total Climbs to 813 LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 17-WJ— •olios IMS toll in Arkansas climbed fl (13 with five new cases re• ; ^v^°?^r.?^.™ rt y-»<»' Rowland Kvans, Jr., <Fnr J» mfr i Marlow) WASHINGTON, Sept. I7-WV- Heres the A-B-c on how the National Service Life Insurance <NS -I> dividend will b« split up among .he world War II veterans. About 16,001,000 veterans who Paid NSLI premiums for at least "™ e « months will split the 42,800,000,000 dividend pot. Biggest possible payment Is $528. Figure out your share this way nave coming: Take the number of months your *'—• was In torce between the PO icy date ns 1948. Call that number "A Next step: Take IKe amount of insurance you have (or had) In 55 cents. Call that "C" d MuHipIyB times C. That is your Must Use Xcaro-,! Birlhilay insurance SRC" means your age at nearest birthday, if you were 10 years and five months when you look out your Insurance, your insurance ngc Is 40, because your nearest birthday was live months back rather than seven ahead. If instead of one policy you had two or more, either of different amounts or taken out at different limes, treat each one separately by the A-B-C formula. Same te your first signed up for you? g,e „ vo'u h^d oT"' Sa ™ ls rSaf, l^t r m £% d . atC '" ^^^'"^^ffi M ' _Vr.~ r A - ea ^h amount as a <pn.,r.,i« „„«... Middling s^V: T M»N o7f : 13 Sk • h V S ^ rday - ™ rty ' nln « *" K.r*^.,; ..Kd, 30 ^ "'j ^ ^ ^ ^^ <° <"« • %" «_' «V le^ when "you" firlt , of dollars, if you had »IO,000, take 10. Call that "B." Last step: if y ollr "insurance s 40 or less when you flnt your NSU your dividend rat* amount as a separate policy Here are the dividend rates for veterans whose insurance age' was more than 40: ' • • • • ' - c-nls oen(s; ccnls- 45 40 , l.oenU; W, cents; 51. ,24 cents; 52, 23 cents; 53, 22 cents; 54, 21 cents; 55 or more 20 cents. rate at which World War II veterans have been dying. That table, called the American T- V . ., . *.."<. Lnuje, cauca me American nisi checks are supposed to go experience table, Is prescribed by out around the first of 1950. Only the NSLI acl Idend. so for almost 10.000,000 Premiums paid Inlo Ibe NSI.I n*ve done so. Application blanks fund have amounted to more than I lass meeting of school patrons ad other taxpayers In u, 0 Blylhe- bcen c S aS"'for^^ p?^ discuss step, to get on" a 'representative vole In the schoo e.lecllon on September -a .The meeting has been 'arranger by member, of the school board It WHS siilicmnced today by Max B. Reid, president of the board. Voters,on Seplember 27 will nav; n « 30-mlll lax levy, »,,d a nro osal that the district Issue »4SO 'ruc't'l , bomls to rinnn « Ihe con»d to make other Mr. Reld ,M thcr,"-hasT«'n7, ndlcation of organized opposition to the school proposals, but Ihnt board members felt that every effort should be made to get out a heavy vote In onler to get an overwhelming endorsement of Ihe proposal-: which will determine to » large degree the type of educnllonn facilities that BIythevlllc will have In the future. To Pas* on 1950-SI Burtset He sal.! that any and all lax- nnyers are being vrgcd to attend and express Ihcmsclves In the meeting Monday night. Tlie proposed 30-mll'l t nx , when approved by the electorate In the dlstrlc . will repine „.., , t 18-mill lax and nlxo a lo-rnlll vol- imlary tnx which has been collect- years lythcville for tne P»»t two The 30-mlll lax was made possi- We by action of Ihe olectoratc In Arkansas last November when the er wen th voters approved an Initiated schoo ™ "fling the 18-mill -Imitation tmposed years a?o by the stale's General Assembly. Two Drainage Districts Plan Joint Project Drainage Dl.-'.lcrs 16 and 17 arc b ,»!." £ , to , I "! rchris<: a specially- built boat, designed for removing mass from ditches, for use on But! falo Creek. Oscar Pendler. attorney today' KC Di5lriCl "• "'"closed Mr Fcndlcr said plans for the ? /IT, " rc *"" lc "K»«ve and It is possible that Ihe boat will not be obtained and put into use before next spring. frw'v T" 1 !^ ° ltt lnat Bufral ° Creek is the principal drainage "fiery for most of the area west of Big Lake and that It also Is fed by large dllches In Dunklln County. Landowners living in Dralnase Dislrlet 16 wu, pay the ^"^ broken bodies of the victims They saw it might be three day. "cforc the fate of all those aboard could be established. It was | mpo ,- slble to compile a list of survivor* for Ihe time being. The total number aboard was not accurately known, because neither passeneer nor crew lists were available Two women died In hospital bn« of them was Idenliiied as Mrs Eunice Dietrich of Cleveland O All except about 20 of the pawn- gers were snld la be Americans. The vessel arrived here last night from Cleveland and Detroit for her last cruise of tlie season to Preacott «nd the Thousand Islands. The cause of tlie blaze wu no* known, but firemen said th« had established that it started In StaU- t!^ m ^°' 462 ,° n the starboard sld«, w»>,i. »r. Within three minutes after it »iart- ed, witnesses said, tot whole at O t Deck was afire. ' • were sent to post offices. Vclcrans Administration (VA) olflces and other points on Aug. 29. To Be Olhcr DivMendi This "special dividend" Is the first ever paid on NSLI. A second special dividend will be paid, probably In 1951. to bring up lo date all policies kept In force after 19 48. After that dividends kill be paid annually as they are earned. Some years some policies may not e»m » dividend. Here's the reason for the large special dividend coming up: NSLT premiums are based on a "mortality table" which anticipates » death ri!« fir la CXCCM o! the the amount needed to pay claims. The dLsfi-iri 0,111 t . Thl, surplus, plus three per cent --- --.?. Ut . rlct wl " »* k '™ a 2.25 , Interest, makes up the dividend. The number of death casualties due to war Itself has nothing to do wllh Ihe surplus. Insurance paid to survivors of war dead comes frome special appropriations, not for NSLI fund. The fund pays claims only when dealh Is nol Iraceable to the-exlra hazards of military service. The only veterans who cannot use. the A-B-c formula are the few who have surrendered their policies for smaller amounts of pa!d-ur> Insurance. Their dividends per cent Increase over the basic l £ Vy> i'!!! t lBndowne « have been pay- Ing this Increase since 1948 Hearing on Ihe petition requcst- g the increase will be held dur- ins the October term of County Coi.rt In Blylheville on Oct 17 Regular lax rnte for the district was set at 2.75 per cent In 1940. Most of this goes toward retiring outstanding bonds. The Increase wan necessary to cover maintenance cosls. «*ft£l n ? tlle 1948 ' thc dlstrlct sr *"l 526.000 In rcdrerlBlng more than 11 miles of drainage ditches. tl il J. . '"'-'• u.»i«t.,u.i Nuica oi nra nape d tchrs TiiK be handled separately by th* year, the district has concentrTwd I it* ^fffirtf A*< rMt_U iut, »«forU on Ditch first alarm ; «fter'iee"mf of fire near the stern." Not twi minule* after he telephoned, 'h» said, the whole ship seemed ablaw As dayllgrit came, firemen work, ed with pike pole and shovel In th« ' wreckage, bringing out bodiw.. Sometimes there .were thre« or toot bodies; sometimes only' broken, charred parts of bodies. " Chief Coroner Smlrle Law«on «r- ranged lo set up a temporary morgue at the Horticultural Building of the Canadian National Ei- hlbilloii four miles west along th* Lake Shore. Relatives and friends were to go there to Identify the dead. Firemen had to cut through th«' steaming wreckage with torches to bring out charred, unidentified bodies from the saloon section Two women died In a hospital. Scores njured. One fireman coming out of the blackened ruins of the forward part' of the' main deck shouted to Fire Chief Sam Hill: "There must be 25 o r 30 bodies up there." Several score were on hospital Injured lists, nt least 16 seriously hurt. Hundreds of others, awakened by the flames, escaped by jumping to the pier, into the water, or clamber- Ing over rails to ships tied up near by. Captain William Taylor, of Sarnia. Ont.. the ship's maslcr. smashed In cabin dcors to waken manr passengers and carried at least one woman to safety. Crew members ; aid he leaped over the bow as flumes closed in on him. The fire broke out in the after- section and then roared through ir.e u-ooden deck structure of the 36-year-old vessel. It was the worst Great Lakes disaster since 12 crewnicmbcrs died whqn the Canadian freighter Em- ieror rammed into the Laic Superior recks and sank June 4. 1347. Survivors Tell of Panic Survivors who started out a holiday trip yesterday told graphic itorlcs of how screaming, pushing men and women fought to get off the ship. Sylvia Carpenler, of Detroit saw •^rnoke and flame billowing along he passageways. She screamed and leaded for the outside rail. ' Someone had thrown a rope ladler over the dockrldc but it was all • tangled." she said. "A rope was lowed over Ihe rail and I put a hitch knot on It to hold it to a stanchion. As I did so. three men pushed in front of me and shoved some screaming women out of the way. The men went down the rope." Alberta Agla of Detroit described a mob of men and women surging back and forth on the deck. Men were pushing women around and many were knocked to the floor. The screaming filled the air. There was so much panic that 1 don't know how these people got segregat*d to lind a way to safety. I slid down a rope." Some of the survivors escaped en- tlrely naked. Sam Graham, a Canadian employe of the steamship line, described himself as ."vciy lucky" to escape In his underwear and »-illiout shoes. "Some of ihese people were partying and after they had gone to bed I'm afraid many of them would- r, i smell smoke or hear any shouti of fire." he said. The night blnze burned for «l- mr-st five hours before firemen could n go aboard. The fir^ *Urm at 2:M am.

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