The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 20, 1950 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, May 20, 1950
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PAGE TEN BLAST Forecast Holds Glimmer of Hope For Winnipeg Anticipated Rain Taken Off Prediction For Flooded City WINNIPEG. Man., May 20. IIP}— Tiie weatherman pave a helping hand loday to flood-pressed Winnipeg. He took the rain, anticipated earlier, off Ihe forecast for the day, Another welcome word came from the Internationa] border, 70 miles to the south, where the Red River pours in from North Dakofa. There, at Emerson, the river's level dropped 1.5 inches in 24 hours. At Letellier, a few miles north of Kincr- son, the drop was four Inches in 36 hours. Winds lhat had churned Ihe huge flood-made lake tint no\v is Southern Manitoba also dropped, easing the pressure on the main dikes on the south side of Ihe city. But officials still feared a major hreak might develop. No Longer .1 River "The whole area," said Brig. Ronald Morton, tlie flood control commander, "now is a succession of lakes . . . subject to very high cur- - .. ... rents and winds. We no longer're-I lso;i alKi sl >ops. Glass sprinki JiLYTHKVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, MAY 20. 1950 Continued fiom Page I Ihe brunt of the casualties. The Pennsylvania Railroad announced that 20 to 25 men were working on the dock nnd "all are presumed missing." No Cans* Known Authorities said they had no Idea what set off Ihe blast. Tlie Middlesex County prosecutor's office said It was starting an immediate Investigation. Crowds from nearby communilie poured into Ihe perimeter area outside (he wrecked town, Aulhoritic. pleaded lhat no more conic suit police cut off all but official traffic Into Ihe area. Troops with drawn bayonets mov- 'd through (he town and sloo, guard outside hanks and Obituaries parri It as a river." The Red and its tributary Assini boine and Seine Rivers held steady at 30.25 feet here. Nor had the droi on the U.S. border reached Morris 41 miles south of Winnipeg and tin center of the flood area. There the river showed a slight rise overnigl Officials slill planned to order compulsory evacuation of the Win nipeg area if the rivers rose anolhc two feet Already 90.000 or more persons have left the area In response to official appeals for a lightening of the load on overtaxed public utilities. Plans were ready to remove the rest if necessary. , I.onj: Term Oullook nim D. M. Stephens, Manitoba's deptl- fcy minister of natural resources warned yesterday lhat the long- term weather outlook was "none too optimistic." The Red River Valley, ha said, Is du« for more rain In the neat few days. That "in all likelihood" will muse the flood to Incl: its way higher. Sandbagging operations last night concentrated on McGlllivray Dike protecting 2.000 city homes from the rampaging flood. The army said the situation on day was critical. the flood's 30th Some 600 square miles of Southern Manitoba now are under water. In a lake stretching 70 miles south' to the United Stales border. Estimated damage to farmlands and homes ranged upward from $100,000,000. Informants said loss to business and Industry Is beyond calculation. Mrs. James Roy To Attend Meet James M. Roy, Blytheville, who is vice chairman of the state Democratic Committee, will leave Monday to attend the 19th annual convention of Arkansas Democratic Women to he held in Little Rock at Hotel Marion Tuesday Mrs. C. E. Hefner, Li'ttle Rock, •who is state president, will preside at the meetings and also at the luncheon at which Mrs. Roy. with other members of the executive committee, will be presented as honored guests. Following the election of slate officers, a tea will be held at the governor's mansion, where guest"; will be greeted by Mrs. Sidney McMath, Mrs. Hefner, and new officers of the organization. The tea table will be presided over by Mrs. Joe T. Robinson, Little Rock, and Mrs. Roy. It Is expected that the meeting will bring forth the largest gathering of Democratic women in the history of the state. mcnt buildings which had "been torn oi-en by Ihe blast. There was no mass evacuation of the town. Police said the danger point passed wilh the initial blast which made practically a clean sweep of the munitions cargo. Some residents, however, packed a few :>c!ongings and hastened out ol .own. The explosion came just as the Friday night shopping rush was gel- ing under way. The town seemed o slop for a shoii moment then broke out In a burst of confusion and panic. Shower of fllass People cnme scurrying out nr down from windows nnd cars on all sides of Ihe slreets. Motorists got out of their cars and ran. One witness said nobody seemed to understand. "People were cut by flying glass and they stood as if hypl.olizcd as blood poured from llieir wounds," Mrs. Andrew Klld- rick said. Then fire engines and police sirens began to scream lluough town Later there were soldiers, doctors' and nurses coining fn from evcryl where. Public buildings were taken over as first nut stalions. A morgue was set up in a garage on Main street. What few dead were found during the early hours were badly mangled and nad to be wrapped in burlap covering. Armories in nearbv Perth Amboy Elizabeth and New Brunswick were thrown open to shelter disaster victims whose homes had been shattered. CKy Hall Becomes Hospital he South Amboy City Hall was turned into an emergency hospital and u public school took emergency medical cases, pire trucks helped A. L Deal, Sr., Dies Suddenly In Memphis Word was received here (oday of the death of A. L. Deal, Sr., ol Memphis, father of j. R. and John I,. Deal of Blytheville. A member of (he family said the death was unexpected and came as a result of a heart allack Mr Deal suffered this morning at his home in Memphis. Funeral arrangements arc incomplete but it is expected that services will be held In Memphis tomorrow. The two nlytlicville men left tor Memphis this morning Services Held For Williamson Infant Today Funeral services for Ronald Williamson, (hire month old son ol Mr. and Mr.s. Charles Williamson of Uixora, were to he conducted at 2 p.m. today at the home with burial at the Sandy Ridge Cemetery. The boy was a twin brother of Donald Williamson who died last Sunday. Both died at the Walls Hospital in Blytheville. Survivors other than (he parents 'nclude two brothers, Charles and Edward Williamson, and a sister Betty Jean Williamson. Holt Funeral Home is in charge The famed Canson, chose as his permanent home. Indian scout. Kit 'aos, New Mexico, His rcsl- . dence there Is now a museum. . transport the Injured. For the first time In three years the Coast Guard put all its personnel on emergency stand-by orders Is New York waters. All state Police were allerted for extra duby. Hospitals in the area were Jarn- ned. Perth Amboy General Hospital isked for quick deliveries of blood Jlasma. "Most of our supplies have been depleted by the terrific onslaught or injured," the hospital director said. The Red Cross at Washington ent six disaster specialists to South Amboy and ordered extra supplies of blood plasma brought in. Tlle explosion blew the top off a all brick chimney on a South Am- »ys power house. A Pennsylvania. Railroad train was just pulling nto the station when the munitions went up. The blast blew out the rain's windows, injuring H passengers and two crewmen. Loading Nearly Finished Electric and telephone service was lisrupted in parts of tlie city, only mergency calls were accepted Into he stricken area after full tclc- >honc service had been restored. One of the four barges involved in the blast sank quickly into the for four hours and five minutes. The job of loading the barges with the munitions cargo was almost completed when Ihe explosion occurred. Dock workers said tlie job had started at 10 a.m. and there was only about 20 minutes more work to be done at the time of the blast. Mayor Leonard declared a state of emergency. He said 3,000 of South Amuoy's 4.000 homes were damaged. Gov. Alfred E. Driscol offered tlie services of tlie entire state lo aid the disaster victims. Nn New York City, Hans J. 1s- brandtsen, president ol the line who ship was standing off South Amboy, said one of his vessels was awaiting a cargo of munitions before starting for India. Sat. Afternoon Only 2 Shows —-1:00 £7:00 p.m. Sunday & Monday "COLORADO TERRITORY" VIRGINIA MAYO .10KI. McCIlKA Sut. Only /} 'JuJt*Jcol&i Musical: , ALSO TARZAN CO-HIT .Iiilmny Woissmullcr in "TARZAN AND HUNTRESS' Sun.-Mon. • I'irsl Hlytheville. Showing AKIM TJUtnOFF MARIE WINDSOB TOSM LJTO. BLYTHEVILLES ONLY" ALL WHITE THEATRE —OWI.SHOW— "SO EVIL MY LOVE" Today Only • 2 Hits George O'Brien in "FIGHTING GRINGO • "MAIN STREET KID" \vilh Al 1'carc* Sunday-Monday • Big Double Feature Stan Laurel Oliver Hardy "Way Out West" Victoria Farmer, Who Shot Son, Held for Incest OSCEOLA, May 20—Dcpuly Pros- eculor Ralph Wilson said today he would file information in Circuit Court next week chafing Haskin.s, 40-year-old Victoria farmer, with Incest. ; He will be charged with havlnt sexual relations with his daughter Mr. Wilson said. / Haskfns was filled J2SO and coslis in O.sccola Municipal Court lait Thursday on his plea of guilty to a charge of assault with a deadly weapon. | lie was charged wilh the shooting of his son, "Junior" Ha.skips May 13 at the ratter's home on the Ellis Gardner farm at Vicloria. I Mr. Wilson said the shooting occurred afler an argument and firtit between the father nnd son when Ihe latter protested to the clrter Ha.skins' attentions to his daughter. Randolph Leads in ITU Election INDIANAPOLIS, May 20. (i\>i — The AFL International Typographical Union's Progressive Party claimed victory loday in the union's bHtcr election conlcst. Woodruff Randolph, seeking hi; fourth two-year term as president, headed the Progressive Party ticket. His opj!om-:)t was C, G. Sparkman of Detroit, Independent Party leader. Don Hurd. Progressive candidate for re-election as secretary-treasurer, predicted Randolph would win by 6,000 or more votes. Randolph wotl in 1948 by 7,000. Hurd based his prediction on returns from 232 of the ITU's 760 iocal.s, vrhicb gave Randolph 12,485 voles lo 9.431 for Sparkman. Incomplete returns included small as well a.s large locals. An Associated Press tabulation of unofficial reports from 67 large locals gave Randolph 20,178' to Sparkman's 19.930—majority ol 848. 30 Waterworks Men } On Hand ior Meeting j Thirty Northeast Arkansas wlter- works managers yesterday attended a meeting of the Northeast Arkansas Waterworks Association al Hotel Noble, Clyde w. Kapp, iiana- gcr of Blytheville Water Co./ said today. Plans were discussed for tlie betterment of water systems 11 the towns represented. Counties Urged to More Road Building ~ost LITTLE ROCK, May 20. IF)—A federal engineer thinks Ar ansas counties—and those of other states —could and should bear more of the cost of building roads. / G. A. Wilkins of the Bureau of Public Roads at Fort Wortfi expressed his views at a one-day meeting of the Mid-South section of the American Society of civil Engineers here yesterday. / Gathings Hits High Costs of Insecticides WASHINGTON, May 20. (AP) — Rep. Gathings (D-Ark) says farmers deserve "fair price considerations" for poisons they buy to exterminate boll weevils and other posts . "The cotton farmer is n o t |,i „ position to pay excessive prlce.s that can he set arbitrarily by 'monopolistic prcyers,' " he wrote Secretary of Agriculture Brannan, ! He said: "Last year the cotton farmers in the Ijoll weevil section of the south paid out all of their profits In a number of Instances fighting the weevil at costs (hat were exorbitant. "In fact, the manufacturers of organic insecticides practically doubled Iheir prices before the season wa.s over. Right-thinking people, when llsht Is shed on the Issue, will not endorse this scheming pro-' CMS (hat pyramids the cost to whatever position the manufacturers choose." Gainings said the bollveevil Infestation in the Mid-South this year is expected to be strious because of the mild winter, "It is predicted by the entomologists." he said, "(hat this year there will be one of Ihe biggest outbreaks of boll weevils of all time. 'In view of these facts, It Is evident that the making of Hie cotton crop in sections of the cotton belt will he dependent upon these poisons." Gathings asked Brannan to supply him with data on the manufacturing casts of these poison.-,. 4 Bankers to Go To State Meeting Four Blylheville bankers will attend the state convention of .Ihe Arkansas Bankers Association to be held in Hot Springs May 22, 23 nnd 24. They are B. A. Lynch, president, and R. A. Porter, vice president of the Farmers Bank and Trust Co.; and E. M. Regenold. president; Riley Jones, vice president; and Chester Caldwcll, director, of the First National Bank. Secretary of Treasury John W. Snyder Is to address the group. Baccalaureate Services Sunday Baccalaureate services lor the Blytheville High School 1950 graduating class are to be conducted at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at Haley Stadium. W. D. Tommey, high school principal, said that in the event of rain, tlie services will be conducted at the First Baptist Church. The Rev. E. C. Brown, pastor of .he First Baptist Church, will give :he sermon. There are 126 members of the 1950 graduating class, largest in the school's history. Teen Agers' Case To Juvenile Court Two 16-year-old Blytheville boy.s were committed to Juvenile Court this morning by Judge Graham Sudlniry after city police last, night caught them attempting to enter Huddlcslon and Co, grocery, 310 West Ash St. One burglary and an attempted break-in also were reported [o police today. City Patrolmen Louis Ltndennte and Fred Hodge spotted the two boys moving about on (he roof of the grocery about 9 p.m. yesterday. Patrolman Tom Menley and Deputy Charles short aided In the arrest. In another break-in, burglars obtained 50 silver dollars and two or three rolls of nickels from a cash box at the Dixie Lunch, 432 West Asli St. when they entered the building through a skylight. The money was taken by prying open the lid to a metal money box. An attempt to pick the lock to records of the Blylheville "Y" failed last night after someone entered the office in City Hall. A wire hook made from a coat hanger was found near the records file. Police Chief Louis Foster said today. Craf ton Appointed To C. of C Board Koscoe Crafton has been ap- ixmited to fill the nnexpired term of C. p. Rambo on the board of ttie Chamber of Commerce, Worth Holder, secretary, said today. L. G. Nash was appointed cham- bfr representative on the Blytheville Library Advisory Committee at a recent board meeting, Mr Holder said In other action, the board voted lo take a stand against a Home resolution for the expansion of social security and also voiced opposition to a proposal for compulsory health insurance. Legion's Fifth District to Meet Election of officers will feature the convention of the Fifth American Legion District in Bay, Ark., tomorrow. Blytheville Legionnaires are to report to the American Legion Hut here at 10 a.m. tomorrow to obtain transporlatlon. Church and dinner will precede the business meeting which is to start at 1 p.m. Morse Wins GOP Primary In Oregon PORTLAND, Ore,, May 20. «>)— Oregon's Sen. Wayne Morse decisively trounced conservative opposition lo win Republican renomina- tion In yesterday's primary election. Since 1914 Republican nomination has been tantamount to election. Morse defeated Dave Hoover, a former Los Angeles deputy sheriff who became a dairy farmer In Oregon's rugged coastal range. He was unknown In Oregon until party conservatives led him through a campaign which Morse described as "the worst smear campaign in 25 years." On a basis of unofficial returns from 1321 of Oregon's 2,017 precincts, Morse led 04.270 lo 37.417. John McBrido, a House commiltee clerk in Washington, D.C., trailed M-iih 8507. Hoover, called "a reactionary and an isolationist" by Morse, admitted defeat at 1 a.m. PDT. Tlie Democrats, bKirteneri by the fact that for tlie first time they have more registered voters than do flic Republicans, are making a supreme effort this year to win control of tills last G.O.P. slrolig- hdu of the West. Oregon was Ihe only Western slate to vote Republican in the 1948 presidential election. FRANCE Pilot Unhurt in Crash STUTTGART. Ark.. Ma; 20. W)— A virtually-unscratched pilot landed a damaged plane here yesterday after it had struck a radio station tower during a rainstorm. He is W. O. Miller, 35, of Almyra, Ark. Miller got out of the plane after landing and walked away. Manager Melvin Spann of the radio station, KWAK, said it would take two weeks to repair the tower. Continued from page 1 tainly didn't talk like satellites." It is known that French >\>reign Minister Robert Schuman strongly urged in the Big Three talks lhat "cold war" aspects of those talks the Atlantic Council sessions should be played down or dropped entirely in communiques. The Schuman plan—a keystone of the new policy because It dramatizes Ihe necessity for surrender of sovereignty by anyone who wants to join—cauRht the Dritisli Foreign Office flalfpoted. Schimmn announced it the day before the Big Three talks opened. It calls for a pooling of German and French coal and steel resources but carefully leaves the door ajar for British entry. May Force Devision Since the plan clearly means that both France and Germany would surrender a big chunk of sovereignty if the arriingcmeiit vyere to work effectively, the open 'invitation to Britain to get aboard the cart edges her deftly toward a decision she has long disliked. A diplomatic informant said the French intend to do their "utmost" to get Britain into the plan. There have been indications in London that American diplomats are finding French views on European organization more palatable than those of Britain. So far. it is expected that the Schunmn plan will get strong support because it clearly implies the lowering of trade barriers and customs regulations— both of which United States diplomats consider essential for European recovery. FOR A BIGGER YIELD THIS FALL SIDE DRESS YOUR COTTON NOW wirK Mixed Fertilizer ll's nol ton late lo use mixed fertilizer on your<l phosphorous and potash are important fo jour crop. Plan now to side dress for an early-malm in;,', bigger crop (his fall. RESULTS OF COLLEGE EXPERIMENTS Results of careful experimentation by colleges show Lhal: • NITROGEN in fcrtili/cr promotes plant growth. • I'UOSI'IiOUOUS haslens maturity. • POTASH keeps- (be plant healthy, prevents rust in colon, prolongs the period of productivity, helps bolls to open well. All Regular Grades of Mixed Fertiliser* Are Available BLYTHEVILLE FERTILIZER CORP South Highway 61 Blytheville, Ark. 8 Blytheville Men At Scout Meeting Eight BlythevDle men and Hire* from Dell last night attended a barbecue held in Trumann for th» promotion of Boy Scout work in Northeast Arkansas. C. Hamilton Moses, president of Arkansas Power and Light Co,, wa< the principal speaker at the meet, ing. Tlie meeting was held at ths !iome of A. Carlson, head of Poln. sett Lumber Co., for nil Northeast Arkansas men Interested In the promotion of Scouting aclh'iiv. About 100 persons attended. fa Those from Blythevillo were J. C. Lowe, noss Stevens, Monro« Grain, Marvin Smith, Fred Saliba, Ray Hull, J. M. Cleveland, and B, A. Porter. Dell men were Russell Gill, A, E, Caldwcll and John Stevens, Jr. Eric Rogers, of Jonesboro, president of the Eastern Arkansas Council of Boy Scouts, also was present. ^^^^^•™*"^^^^^™™^««^™ RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Saturday 'OVER THE BORDER' wilh Johnny .Hack Brown Also Curloon £r Serial Saturday Owl Show "CORVETTE K-225" nitli lioiierf Jlilelmm and Randolph Scott Sunday. Monday & TiieflSy "MY FOOLISH HEART" with Dana Andrews a ml Siisn n I lay \va rd Also Warner Ncu.s & Short NEW Box Opens Week Days 1:00 p.m. Matinee S.-ilurdajs * Sundays Mat.-Slin. J p.m. Cont. Showin Manila, Ark. Saturday "COLORADO PIONEER" wilh Wild Bill Klliolt Also Shorts Saturday Owl Show "GIRL'S SCHOOL" wilh Joyce Reynolds Also Shorts Sunday & Monday 'WHEN WiLLIE COMES MARCHING HOME" with Dan Dalley and Corimic Calvet Also Sliorls Pooled by Refrigeration Sunday & Monday TREMENDOUS EXPERIENCE IS l COMING! 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