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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, October 12, 1949
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1949 BLYTIIEVILLF. (ARK.) COURIERI. NEWS' Forrestal Death Probe Is Ended Report Clear AH Naval Personnel of Fault or Negligence WASHINGTON, Oct. 12-W-A N '-vy board has absolved "any person or persons In the Naval Service" of fault or negligence In the ocaln or former Secretary of De- lense James Forrestal. Parestal, who retired from office m March, leaped to his death May u from a tower at the Naval Hospital In Bethesda, Md. He was atlmlltfd to the hosnltal April 2 suffering from what Naval medical authorities described as "operational fatigue," Navy Secretary Matthews made t blic the board's finding* yester- y but made no mention of the delay of more . than four months in doing so. Rear Adpi. Morton D. Willcutts. , the head 'of the National Naval Medtcal Center at Bethesda, convened the five-man board of Inquiry on May 23. It finished Its hearings May 30 and submitted Its report to Wtllcults. Three days later vVillcutts sent the report to Rear ' Adm. Glenn Davis, head of the Potomac River Naval command. Davis reviewed'It and sent It on to Rear Adm. George I". Russell, Judge advocate general. Shortly afterward it went to Matthews. ' •.'.:'.. Th" one-page report, as released by Matthews, consisted of five- points concluding with the statement that Porrcstnl's death "was . not caused In any manner by the intent, fault, negligence or inef- flceny of any persons In the Naval service or connected therewith." The other four points summarized Forrestal's condition, the treatment he received find the circumstances 'of h's death. PAGE SEVEN Pitching Horseshoes BY BILL* HOSE The afternoon I went to (or'my civil suit to come up In court." STRIKE VICTIM-With all his pals out on strike at the Carnegie-Illinois steel plant at South Chicago, this forlorn cat looks through a wire fence at the plant with an expression that seems to say, "Hey, fellows, who's gonna feed, me?" The feline strike victim is relying on maintenance men to share their lunches with him. Four Killed, One Hurt In Car-Train Collision WICHITA, Kas., Oct. 12—(ffV- Four persons were killed and another injured critically yesterday in a collision of a motor car and a Rock Island passenger train. s iA^Dead were William Cole. 67. of .SWloncordia, Kas.. his daughter, Mrs. 'Elizabeth Lovelarid, 37. her daughter Ravena Loveland. 12. and. Peggy Ann Smith, 14 of Wichita. Critically injured was Dona Lou McDonald, 13. Cole, who was visiting here, was taking his granddaughter and two neighbor girls to school- '• His car collided with northbound Hock island train No. 40 which had heen rerouted through Wichita because of a derailment near Meade, Kas., In which six persons died. Southern Section of M&A Is Re-Opened to Traffic HELENA, Ark., Oct. 12— (ft— A freight train left here yesterday for Cotton Plant, 54 miles distant, to inaugurate resumption of railroad- Ing along a section of the old Missouri and Arkansas. The train was the first over the new Helena and Northwestern, .organized to operate along the southern section of the M. and A., which closed down in September, 1946. C. w. Ferguson, secretary-manager of the hew line, rode in the cab of the locomotive, -which was piloted by engineer Ray Thompson, a/former M. and A: employe. Christopher Columbus' Son Born 457 Years After America Found MADRID, Spain, Oct. 12—(/P)— Christopher Columbus has a son- born four days before the annl versary of his distinguished an. cestor's discovery of America. The son was born Sunday to Columbus, the young Duke of Veragua- The 24-year-old Duke, who Is a lowly lieutentant, junior grade in the Spanish Navy, holds the hereditary title of grand admiral He said both his wife, -Anunclada, and the baby are fine. ' The baby will be christened tomorrow. His name: Cristobal Colon (Christopher Columbus De Caravajal Y Rarnifoz, 17 marquis of Jamaica. annual check-up, and after probing me here and taping me' there the doctor opined that I was in tolerably good, shape. ."What are my chances of living to be a hundred." I asked. The medico grinned. "Even If I knew I wouldn't tell you," he "said 'A while back I told a patient ie had only a year to live, and now le's threatening to sue me for a hundred thousand dollars." "I'll swap you a a pair of tickets to 'South Pacific' for the yarn," I said. "Pair enough," said the' doctor. 'Two years ago, a well-known toy manufacturer came in for a checkup, and when I looked at his cardiogram I couldn't figure out what was holding him up. For a quarter century he had been working around the clock in a highly competitive business, eating nil the wrong things and drinking more than he could handle to relieve the tension. In addition, he confessed he had no particular use for his wife and vice versa. "'I told him how critical his condition was and that, barring a miracle, he didn't figure to live more than a year. "The toy man thanked me for being honest with him, and the following month I heard he had sold his business, divided his fortune between his wife and various charities, arranged for her to Ret a divorce, and gone off to Mexico with just enough money to last him for a year. "Naturally, I was upset when I learned he had gone to these extremes, but I breathed easier a few weeks later'when he wrote and told me he had rented a small house on a hill overlooking Cuernavaca and was spending his days mostly just sitting He said he had bought a radio to keep in touch with things but so far hadn't turned it on, and instead of the milk diet I recommended he had substituted teouila. ."Last June he walked into my office, brown as a football and jumping mad! He to!d me a physician in Mexico city had recently examined him and assured him he was good for at least twenty more years. And he claimed it was my "Two years Isn't very long, i oracled. "In this Instance, it's: long enough," said the doctor. "Shortly after the toy , man got back to New York he dug up a fresh bankroll and Is again working around he clock, eating the wrong things md drinking more than he can inndle. I talked to a physician who examined him not long ago, and he told me the follow hasn't :ot more than a year to live " (Copyright, 1919, by Billy Rose) (Distributed by The Bell Syndicate, inc.) fault he was without without a business. a wife and •"I tried to .tell him he was alive only because he had gotten rid of his wife and business but I migh as well have- Been talking to a brick wall. And next thing I knew, I heard he was .threatening to sue me for a hundred thousand dollars. "It doesn't sound as if he had much of a case," I said, "Well.- even if he 'goes through with it," sadi the doctor, "I'm not worrying because" it .generally takes a couple of years for Murder, Suicide Ruled in Deaths Of Entire Family PORT WORTH, Tex., Oct. 12 (AP)—The gunshot, deaths ol the entire family of a much-decorated lirlines pilot yesterday were ruled "murder and suicide." usticc of the Peace Writ Boyd Issued the inquest verdict plnnlm the four fatal shootings on Mvs Edith S. Walker, a grandmother about 60 years old. Bodies of Mrs. Walker, her daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Finch. 33 Penelope (Penny) Pinch, B, anc Richard Finch, 7, were found In their beds in the Finchs" modes suburban home Monday. The grief-stricken husband and father, American. Airlines Pilo' Richard Gordon - Pinch,- arrived yes- treday from • Aim Arbor, Mich, where he had been visiting his parents. He and his pretly wife were estranged. - . Pinch, 37, showed up at his lawyer's office. He. arrived by plane early yesterday in Dallas. . City Detective A: c. Howcrton already had advanced the theory the grandmother shot her' daughter, two grandchildren, and then herself. Howerton, a veteran homicide officer who was In charge of the on- the-sccncs Investigation, said Mrs. Walker's fingerprints were found on a pistol which lay near her hand. Fingerprints' of the grandmother also were found on the cartridge clip, he said. GOP Promptly Disagrees with Report Ap & L Sclls Of Good 'Record' by 81st Congress •' By Jack Bell - . • ' ' '. i WASHINGTON, Oct. 12. '(^ — While House claims lhat the Democratic 81st Congress has set a "ra- )her remarkable record" drew prompt Republican disagreement yesterday. Senator Brcwsler of Maine, chairman of the Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee, expressed his party's line. He told reporters about the only thing the Democrats have (o brag about in the current session is the passage of foreign policy laivs thnt the put over." Republicans helped Soviet Official Dies MOSCOW, Oct.'12. (AP) — Vice Admiral A-A. Nikolaev, 44, deputy chief of political administration for the USSH armed forces, died after a long illness, it was announced yesterday. The announcement In Reel Star, official organ of .the Armed Forces Ministry, was signed by high ranking military and naval officers. The groundwork for a more forma! GOP rebuttal may be laid at a meeting of party leaders here tonight with National Chairman Guy George Gabriolson. Browser's blast came In reply to the Wlittc House's Issuance yesterday of a summary ol what hart been clone by Congress In passing bills President Truman favors. Charle-s Ross, a presidential secretary, said It showed "a rollicr remarkable record of achievement." Brewster disagreed. "Foreign policy mailers are about the only major ones they have put through and the'Republicans helped put them over," he said. "The only foroigji policy proposal enacted without Republican support was the extension of the reciprocal trade agreements program without the peril point amendment. ! "The Democrats are welcome to all of the credit they can get out of that. By the time the people find out what has been done to them, the Democrat.'! may not. be so'happy about lite results." •. The White House summary, a 13- page document, listed major recommendations of the President to Congress and noted what had been done about them. With respect to the '•- President's em and , for repeal of the Tnft- :artley Act, the summary said that bill was passed by the Semite unc 30 "in form not In accord wilh he President's recommendations." 'hat was the version'Senator-Taft R-Ohio)' forced through the 'Scu- te. The House, shelved repeal at- cmpts and did not act on the Tail ill. . Listed as acomplfahmenlj were uch legislation as thai strengthen- ng_ military Unification, continuing he European Recovery Program nd other foreign aid measures, ex- ending rent control and others cov- ring domestic actions. Republicans thought'this was In- ended as a. 1350 campaign docu- nerit- and talked of answering It vith a program of their own, as well ^ a. review of their accomplishments for this session., Union Alliance Hopes Dim After AFL Convention ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 12, (/!>)• Possibility of a political alliance between the AFL and CIO apparently was wt[icd out'today—at least for the time being—by the former's decision to BO its own way. Delegates to the American Federation or Labor convention voted at HID closing se^.on against making any formal alliance with the CIO any labor and farm groups. By unanimous' vote the convention adopted a substitute proposal— backed by the organization's top officers—specifically calling for separate API, political action. Last year the AFL voted to Invite John U Lewis and Ills United Mine Workers to : return to the AFL fold. At present, however, there iecms no disposition on the part of AFL leaders to woo Lewis, and there is no Indication that either lie or Philip Murray of the CIO Intend to initiate any peace moves. February was 18'18's safest month with 1,500 accidental deaths In the. United States, August the most I dangerous with 9,200. $2500 IN PRIZES FIRST PRIZE $1000 «,-*.. 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