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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 6, 1950
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLVI—NO. 64 Blythevflle Courier Blytheville Dally New« Mississippi Valley leader Blylhevllle Herald THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKAN8M AM) SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Improved Drainage Planned for 60,000 Acres in S.Missco Improvements in drainage of approximately 60,000 acres of farmland in South Mississippi County'is 1 the goal of a project scheduled to be undertaken in two drainage districts at a cost of nearly two-thirds of a million dollars The work is to be clone in lwo+- drainage districts and will Improve drainage of an estimated 30.001) acres tn each. Plans call for rehabilitaltoi of 'Sub-District 1 of Drainage District 11 and Sub-District 1 of District 13 and digging of some new ditches. In District 11, about 30 miles of new ditches will be dug and approximately 46 mtles of existing ditches will be re-excavated. In District 13, an approximately 22 milrs of new ditches will be dug and about 43 milas fo existing canals ai'e to be re-excavated. Land "I'onrly Drained" John W. Meyer of Wilson, engineer for Uiese districts, described i land In these districts as "some i.he poorest-drained areas in the cormty today." "We expect great improvements," he said, after the work is completed. Virtually no maintenance work has been done in this area since the districts were setup, he said. Mr. Meyer explained that the bonds were paid out in 1038, .so the first ditches probably dug about 191R. Total estimated cast of the work In both districts is $642,900. Work In District 11 is expected to cast about $339,900 arid estimated cast of this project in District 13 is $303,000. Subdlstrlct 1 of District 11 is located east of Joiner and extends to " the Mississippi River.' 1 It extends north to near Wilson. Sub-District 1 ot District 13 extends from Joiner west to the Mississippi-Poinsett County line, and north to near Bas- eett. Both have the Mlssissippi- Crittendcn County line as their *onth boundaries. ; There Is no direct connection between the two sub-districts, Mr. Meyer said, except for mutual outlet. This is Big Creek, located in Crittenden County near Turrell, he Mid. Applications for funds to be used In drawing preliminary -plans for this work are pending before Com- rajnily Service -Facilities, a federal I^Bfrncy' that- makes loans for ad- Tnnce pbouliriETlor such projects planning advance of $9,750 is being jiought Cor the work in District 13, while for District 11 the sum sought Is $10.950. Engineering work on the project will start when the advance planning funds are received, Mr. .Meyer said. After a definite engineering plan is drawn up, he said, bonds to finance the work will be issued. •• Mr. Meyer said the drainage dis trict officials expect to be ready U. let a contract for the work l&le this Jail or early next spring. R.C. Branch of Joiner of chairman,of the board of directors lo Drainage District 11 and J.A. Me Clendon of Tyronza Is chairman ol the board for District 13 Stock Market Drops At High Speed; Key 'ssues Plunge $1-$6 NEW YORK, June 6. W'J—The stock market headed downward at high'speed today. Key Issues plunged $1 to an extreme $G or so a share before the market found a bottom. Business was so heavy that the high-speed ticker tape was unable to keep reporting actual deals on the floor of the exchange. Today's crack-up followed one of the worst, declines ol the year yesterday. Wall Street sources said there was nothing in the news to account for the slump. The market has been advancing for just about a year, however, and a temporary downward adjustment has been widely predicted. Many of the experts believe that the market's long-term trend is upward. Four Swimming Classes to Start Here on Monday Mrs. Hugh Whit-sitt, water safety chairman for the Chickasawba District chapter of the American Red Cross, announced today that the annual swimming courses sponsored jointly by the Red Cross and the Chickasiiw Athletic Club will begin Monday at Walker Park pool. Registration for the classes will be al the south i;ale of Walker Park Saturday al 10 a.m. All previous students are asked to bring their certificates of promotion so ^iey will be placed in the ri^ht 'BJ.ISS. Members of Mrs. whitsitl's committee who will assist with the swimming program nre Mrs. Jack Finley Robinson. Mrs. Glenn badd. Mrs. R,'L. Dednian, and Mrs. Jerry Cohen. Instructors and water assistants have not been announced. All qualified water -safety instructors who wish to teach mav contact Mrs. Whltsitt. The four classes scheduled are beginners, intermediates, junior and senior life saving. Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy and warmer this afternoon, tonight WARMER and Wednesday. Missouri forecast: Generally fair and warmer tonight and Wednesday; low tonight 60-64; high Wednesday near 90. Minimum this morning.-56. Maximum yesterday—8J. Sunset today—7:10. Sunrise tomorrow—4:17. Precipitation 24 hours lo 1 a.m. tod.iy--None. Total since Jan. 1—31.36. Mean temperature (midway between high and lowl—70. jMNorinal mean for June—78. ~ This Dale Last Vear Minimum this morning—€7. ! Maximum yesterday—90. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date —2S.«. JBLYT1IBVH,LE, ARKANSAS. TUKSDAY, JUNK 6, 1050 SIXTEEN PAGES Little Rock Rose Festival Queen SINGLE COPIES FIVB CENT* To Be Juto o/ Beauty Pa^, After W-n^T r«h ^™^^ riane Crashes; 23 Are Still Missing Merchant Ship Sights S Bodies In Atlantic Area South s Reactions Differ On Segregation Rulings ... ATLANTA, June 6. (AP)— Consternation, elation and outright dcfmnee were the Southland's mixed reactions today to the LI. S. Supreme Court's latest rulings against segregation. + Many leading southerners termed the decisions "far reaching," and withheld comment until can determine just what the effect will be. ')'>ie Supreme Court yesterday ruled: 1. That a Negro law student be admitted to the nil-while University of Texas. It held the separate facilities offered Negroes are not equal. 2. That Negro graduate students at (he University of Oklahoma must not be made to sit apart from white students in classrooms. 3. That railroads must not segregate white and Negro passengers in dining cars. . Segregation Not Banned None of the decisions bans segregation, as such, in general- each ruling dealt with n specific c'ase. : Reaction depended on where the spokesman stood. For instance, Georgia's Gov. Herman Talmudgc. who took up his father's mantle of white supremacy, was indlgnnnt. "As long as I am governor. Negroes will not be admitted to while schools," he declared. The managing editor of a Negro newspaper, the Atlanta World, was jubilant. Editor W. A. Powlkcs said the court's edicts "certainly will be a means by which the South will join in the parade of democracy." Negro to Be Admitted Dr. T. S. Painter, president of the University of Texas, said the Negro, Homan Marion Sweatt, will be admitted "if that is the order of the U.S. Supreme Court as interpreted by Attorney General Price Daniel." Daniel did not say what his inter- See SOUTH on PHI, IB Ban Against 24 Top Jap Reds Stems from M'Arthur Order longer resist our fight against the establishment- of military bases in Japan after & peace treaty." The government's notification lo the Communists came after a cabinet meeting- Seven of them will vacate parlm- mentnry seats. All will be prohibited from party membership 'br any other political activity.' They will \ With obvious restrain, the v/um-. intuiists. whose retaliation was expected to turn to violence, issued a mild statement blaming their suppression on the "reactionary Yoshida cabinet." The communists nowhere in their brier statement called on all "pat- riolic cilizens" to join in fighting the ban. Ihe Reds said their suppression indicated the'government "can no LtJg&ra, Manila Give Gas Rights to Ark-Mo ,Two.more Mississippi County towns'have'granted natural gas franchises lo Arkansas-Missouri Power co.V^the utility announced today. The action was taken by city councils of Lu.x-ora and Manila. In Manila, the council'voted the franchise last night, while in Luxora the action was taken Friday night. This brings lo ifl Ihe number of towns and cities in Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri that have granted Ark-Mo gas franchises. "" Only four towns—two In each slate—have not acted on the franchise as yet. These are Kennett and Maiden in Missouri and Dell and Osceola in Arkansas. A special election on the franchise issue will be held in Maiden July 18. Franchises already have been granted in Blytheville, Leachville, Wilson, Piegott and Reclor In Arkansas, and In Hayli, Stcele and Caruthersville in Missouri. In Hayti last night, the city council canvassed the votes cast May 31 in a special election that resulted in overwhelming approval of granting a gas franchise. As certified by Ihe' council, the official tabulation was 100 for and two against. SS, Ark-Mo Ginners Association Re-Elects Caruthersville Man HOT SPRINGS, June 6. (/Tj—S. Cre,vs Reynolds of Caruthersville was re-elected vice president of the Arkansas-Missouri Ginners Association here today at the closing session of the organization's 33rd annual convention: +_ [ Sidney C. Mack of Newport was rc-elcctcd president and J. Warren Knrslcn of Kennett. Mo., was re-named executive vice president and secretary-treasurer. At the final session, U.S. Rep. Paul C. Jones of Kennett told the 250 delegates that members of Congress from cotton-producing sections will insist upon price support measures for cotton If such government aid Is given to other products. Jones predicted increasing price supports and controls, and stated that ginners who already are affected by government programs will be "seriously affected" by such measures as cotton acreage allot- mcnl and cotton seed price supports. Members also heard Read Dunn, Jr.. Washington. D.c.. foreign representative ot the National Colton Council of America, recommend more foreign Investment of U.S. capital and sending of more tourist dollars to other countries (o establish a level economy Between Imports and exports. He told the ginners that If Imports are allowed to fall off. or If higher taxes are placed on Imports, You no longer will be able to sell cotton abroad.' Jones gave a brief preview of legislation concerning the cotton Industry which is expected to pass Congress soon, He predicted that in 1950 "a projjrnm will be worked out that will be generally acceptable to all branches of the Industry." British Church Official To Speak at Masonic Hall in Osceola Friday The Rev. Oliver S. Tomkins of London, associate general secretary of the World Council of Churches, will speak al 7:30 p.m. Friday In Osceola al the Masonic Lodge hall instead of the calvary Episcopal Church there, as it was previously announced. The address by the British churcl official, who also is secretary of the World Council's Commission on Faith and Order, will follow monthly dinner meeting of the Calvary Episcopal church congregation in the Masonic hall at 6:30 p.m Preceding his Osceola visit, the Rev. Totnkfns will speak al St. Stephen's Episcopal Church In Blytheville nt 2:30 p.m. Friday. Both addresses will be open to the public. Murray Names Hew Member of Staff LITTLE HOCK, June 6 MV-W R- Thrasher, Little Rock, is f "ew member of Attorney General Ike Murray's staff. He was appointed yesterday a an assistant attorney general. Thrasher, 49, Is a former deputy prosecutor In Ouachlta County. More reccnlly he has been employed In the legal division of the vet erans administration office here. be barred from positions of Infiu- "ice in other activities. Keds I,os« Leader*! The swift inoye which MacArthur ordered in a " letter to Premier Shlgeru Yoshida will cost the Reds Iheir principal publica speakers and most effective leaders. Technically :hey also will be prohibited from gliding party^ affairs or..writing. Notification' of trie purge by the government was made In a series of telegrams nnd specinl delivery letters to the Reds. They were dispatched afler the cabinet discussed MacArthnr's letter at a special meeting. Police Arreut Tu-a National police, who took steps o guard against possible retalla- :ory action, arrested two union lead- for their alleged part in the Memorial Day demonstration during which American soldiers were attacked. The arrcsU, led lo spcc.uln.llon that MacArthur's letter may be a ipringboard to stronger measures igainst the Communists. An occupation official said MacArthur's order does nol provide for dissolution of the Communist Party. Militarist's Excluded MacArthur's letlcr said the occupation had "excluded from Japan's public affairs" the militarist'; who launched the nnlion on its "adventure in conquest and exploitation." "The guiding philosophy of this phrase of the occupation has been protective, not punitive," MacArthur said. He added: 'Recently, however, a new and no less .sinister groupment has injected itself Into the Japanese polilical scene which has sought through perversion ol truth and incitalioi to mass violence lo transform this peaceful and tranouil land Into an arena of disorder and strife. . . *'To Stem Democracy" MacArthur said the Reds' aim wss lo Ktem "Japan's notable pro gress along the road of representative democracy and to subvert the rapidly growing democratic ten dcncics among the Japanese people.' Among the politburo leaden purged were Kyufchl Tokuda, gen cral secretary; Sana; Nozaka. Moscow-trained strategist, and Yoshic Shign. leader of the militant Com. munist college students, all parlla ment members. h iill(l She Joins University of Arkansas football coach Oils Douglas and Arkansas Lieutenant Governor Nn- thnn Gordon as judges In the contest, Jack Chnmblin, Junior Chamber ot Commerce beauty pageant chairman, announced today. The two-day event, sponsored annually here by the Jnycecs, will Include children's events for coronation of Miss Junior lilylheville and Mr, Jaycee President of 107G. Deadline for entries In all ihrce contests was last night. 11 Seek Top Title Mrs. Rouse llnrp, entry chairman, reported today that she has received 17 entries In Ihe Miss Blytheville contest and 30 and 15 entries respectively in the Miss Junior Blytheville and Mr. Jaycee President of 1070 events. Entrants iji the Miss niythcvillc :onlcsl will be honored with a lea it the Jayccc clubroom tomorrow ifternoon with the Jaycecltcs cn- ertainlng. Programs on both Thursday and 'riday nights will get under way it 7:30. Thursday night, five final- sts in the children's divisions will be selected. Miss Martha Hyde. Wilson kindergarten supervisor, will be one of the judges in the children's Entries In the Miss Dlylhevillc contest will also be presented Tliurs- lay night but their competition will lot begin until the following eve- Ing. Hance lo End Event The two-day event will be cli- laxed Friday night with a beauty ill at the Women's Exhibit bulking at Walker Park. Jack Staulcup and his orchestra •ill play for the dance. Miss Blytheville will receive $100 n cash, an additional $100 to go •ward .n wardrobe and an expense- •ee trip to the Miss Arkansas contest in Helena June 28-29. Entries in Ihe Miss Blytheville :ontcst follow: Mary Glasscock. Peggy Morath. N. O. Cotton July Oil Bee Mar Open High lav. Close 3333 3342 3320 333 3262 3293 3249 3291 3250 3783 3239 3283 32.54 3285 3242 3284 3247 3219 3235 3216 New York Stocks Closing Quotations: AT&T Atncr Tobacco '.'..'.'. Anaconda Copper Beth steel [' Coca Cola Chrysler ". Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Cenlral '.. rnt Harvester J C Penney ',.[_ Republic steel Radio " Socony Vacuum .'..'.'.. Studebakcr Standard ot N J ...'.', Texas Corp Sears .. U S Slecl '.'.'.'.'.'. Soulhern Pacific ... 159 167 332 131 3- 14D 11 •!(! 1 G5 3 60 1 12 3 28 3 59 134 720 19 33 16 71 45 1- 33 353 7- . . Helen Martin, Gladys Phillips. Marcia Lou McGregor. Julia Swink Kathryn Martin. Toinmic Robert- ion. ,Jean Dcdman, Betty Ann jrni'es, Myrtle Sexton. Mary Mar- ;arct Aulcn, Louise Sullivan, Mary See PAGEANT on I'SRC 16 Miss 5. Missco' To Be Selected 36 Girls Registered To Date as Entries In Osceola Contest Thirty-six girls have .registered Lb date as contestants for the llftli annual beauty pagent for the .sc- leclion of Miss Soutli Mlsslslpp: Comity to be sponsored al Hale Field in Oiccola Thursday night by Ihe Osceola Jaycecs. I" addition to Miss South Mis iissippi County, two maids and two alternates will be chosen. The winner will receive $200 in prizes donated by the merchants and busine.-s men of South Mississippi County and a chance lo participate in the Miss Arkansas Contest al Helena. The maids and alternates also will receive gilts. Judges for this year's pa«c;in1 will be Miss Gladys Dye. Miss Memphis of 1949; Tom Baldridje, Memphis " Representative of R.K.O. jnd Bcnnic liHicstcin, also of Memphis. Miss ]McEii|ihls In Crown Winner Miss Greta Graham, Miss Memphis of 1950. will crown the winner ConlcHant.i are Palsy Miller Q.ulah Farbus. Frances King, WHIV da Pope, Mary Alice Golden. Dcttl Jo Fielder, Wanda Wood, Alice Payc Vonng, Ann Honey, Alcne Burlc.son Evelyn Rash. Mary Louise Ashley Belly Lylc.s and Gilda Bell Wood all of Osecola. Evelyn Morris, Lilly Graves, Ma Lynn Meadows, lilllle Sue Chirk, Geraldinc Cole, Eva Jean Graves, Palsy Polcet, all of Luxora; Belly Frew and Virginia Drewcry, both of Joiner; Pcsey Brinfcley. Mary Traylor, Martha Traylor, Palsy j Grecnwcll, and Ruth Swnldcll all of Wilson. Gai! Mallock, Opal Fox, Gtnell Cox, Opal Clark. Patty Marshall, Joyce woolsey. Betty Lou Smith. all of Dycss; and Libby Davidson of See OSCKOI.A on I'age 16 37 Picked Up at Sea M ^H - •• J'A'ni OF I,,\VA FLOW—Molten lava Irom the main flow of Manna I«a pours Into the ocean on the southwestern coast of the (stand of Hawaii after Ihe volcano's eruplioa Geysers and pillaring fumes rise into the air as the 2000-degree (centigrade) lava bolls Into the water. Coast Guardsmen reported the ocean as "boiling hot." (AP wlrepholo) Mauna Loo Starts Simmering Down HONOLULU, June 6. (/!'(—Mauna Loa simmered down ter five days of Its most violent fireworks display In modern times. Rivets of lava still colled down ' the massive 1:1,680 foot volcano's flaming flank.? anil probably .would for weeks. But the worst appeared to be over. Ohlcf Ranger Frank HJort of Hawaii National park said the rivers of molten rock had formed huge dikes on both sides of the main fissure alou g the southern slope..Inside these dikes, the lava pnddjed Into large lakes. Of the four main flows, only' one—the southernmost—still swa j stroujf. MIAMI Fiji., June 6. (AP) —Thirty-seven survivors of a .win - engine plane which, crashed into the Atlantic were • a Navy destroyer oday. and a merchant ship •epoi'tod it had sighted the jodies of five other persons n the area. At noon, Ihe merchant vessel 3apo Ann radioed to Coast Guard leartrniaiiers in Miami that had spoiled the five bodies and was (landing by to awall Ihe arrival of the destroyer USS Snufley. from ivhlch rescue operations were being directed. 2.1 Slllt Mlsslnir This left 23 of the plane's occu- IJnnt-j yet to be accounted for. The plane's pilot, co-pllot .ana steward were saved. ( Search planes reported there was 'doubt" lhat any more survivori nlshl be found. No r.ifc Jackets U. Coindr. Hcrshcll Sanders of 31. Petersburg, just back from a (light over Ihc rescue area, said that "not one of the 37 survivors was wearing ri life Jacket" when picked up from tossing life rafts. The survivors were rescued by the destroyer USS Saufley about 275 miles cast northeast of Miami. They were among persons aboard ths Westair Company plane when It plunged Into the sea. "In Good Condition" The destroyer . Informed Coast Guard headquarters in Miami lhat ill the survivors.picked up wcri),"In Measuring of Cotton Crop Gets Under Way Measuring of Mississippi County's cotton and other allotted crops got under way today and Is expected to be In full swing by lale this week or the first of next week, according lo Production and Marketing Administration 'officials of the county. Sixteen reporlcrs wenls into lhe+ _ fields this morning (^ l )c gln the task of .measuring acreage as required under the government's marketing quotas. The remainder of the 50 crewmen trained for the. measuring operations arc expected to be In No Charges Seen in Fatal 4-Way Crash Sheriff William Bcrryman ial-1 this morning that "unless some- tning new turns up In the way of evidence." Ibcre will be no charges filed nsainsl any of Ihe drivers Involved In the auto accident Sunday afternoon near Wilson whleh resulted in the (featii of an fowa Negro youth. "We made a thorough invi>stiKa- tlon of the accident," the sheriff said, "and alter talking to Deputy PnrcculuiK Attorney Ralph Wilson, we decided there were not enough grounds for criminal action against any of the drivers. U looks like everybody concerned was doing everything possible to prevent the accident." However. Sheriff Bcrryman .stated that If "anything new turned up" it would be Incvstisatcd nnd charges filed if the new evidence warrants. The accident Involved the drivers of three cars and a truck even though only iwo cars collided. In the accident, Howard Green, 17- year-old Waterloo, Iowa. Negro was killed and 11 other persons v.erc injured. Nine of the 11, however, were Injured seriously. the field by the flrsl of next week. The Production and Marketing Administration office In O-vccola reported lhat 15 rcporlcrs began measuring work in Soulh Mississippi Counly this morning while only one look to the field In North Mississippi County. Sl.-lrls Kasl of city Floyd Crouch, senior field assistant for Ihc PMA with offices Ir Ihe Court House here, said lhat Ihc lone reporter working In Norll Mississippi County Ihis morning wa: assigned farmlands on the eastcn outskirts of Blytheville and wil work loward Armorel. Mr. Crouch stated that he expected another large group of re porters to begin work In this sec. tlon of the county tomorrow anc. that by the first of next week, the full crew of 24 reporters will be ll the field. He estimated that the measuring work In North Mississippi Count would consume all of J,unc ani July and indicated that it'may ex tend into August. Overplaying In Ilrim; Penally Under Ihe government's acrcagv con'.rol measure. Mississippi Counts has been allotcd 17 per cent of II: cropland for cotton planting whlcl means that nearly every farmer It the county can plant 47 per ccnl n: his farmland to cotton. All over 4' per cent will he declared ovcrplan and Ihc planter will be required to plow up the excessive acreage 01 pay a strict marketing penalty be fore selling his cotton. Mr. Crouch sUlod that only cot ton. corn and wheat acreage wti be measured and other cropland will be estimated. Reds Can Be Halted, Johnson Says nllpSTP'T? P<*«n -Itinn fi in*. ._ n.-:..- l n _..._... CHESTER, Pcnn., June 6. </Ti— Secretary of Defense Johnson said today he is convinced that "the sinister force of Communist imperialism" can be stopped short of war. Declaring thai no one can foretell "with certainty whether we ultimately shall have to meet the challenge In crim battle." Johnson added: • "I certainly hope and pray we will not; and I am firmly convinced we all! not If we exploit the military, economic, political and psychological advantages lhal are ours." In a speech prepared for commencement exercises of Pennsylvania military college at Chester. Pcnn., the deleiisc chief said communism has nothing to match Am- erica In any of those fields. Hollow Victories "Though It may seem to extend its influence here and Iherc from time to time," Johnson added, "Its victories ultimately will prove hollow. In Ihc long run, communism will fall as have all its forerunners that paraded under other names but had no spiritual quality to support them. "Man was born to be free, and no slave slate can shackle him for long," Johnson said. Police Slalej Afraid Declaring lhat police states are afraid of themselves, their own people and Ihelr neighbors, Johnson said Ihc U. S. has Ihc great psychological advantages of not being afraid of anyone. But he added, this country real- izes thai a frightened nalion mass dcslrucllon weapons in possession may become dangerous, "The way lo meet Its threat i to retain our poise and keep up our guard and nol allow ourselvc to develop any fright of our own, he said. "Let us continue to d' all in our power to prove to th world that there t s nothing to tea about America." Americanism Urged Johnson urged Americans'to con tinue by their actions to comlnci all peoples everywhere "that we an. sincerely eager lo extend Ihe blessings of prosperity far and wide.' "Let us at the same time make it Just as clear that we shall resist aggression vigorously and decisively In whatever form It may come," he said. .. fers. Position grces 32 minutes west! All in raftj pilot believes'remainder have llf« Jackets.., Continuing coordinato search with planes and picking up all empty rafts," Tlie pilot's belief that «n th» missing passengers had life Jackels raised hopes lhat the loss ol life would be small. ' A Coast Guard aircraft, circling over the rescue scene, reported 33 •survivors were found. But another plane of the Wcstalr company which participated In the search reported seeing 45 In the life rafts. All the passengers were migratory workers from Puerto Rico, enroute to the United States. Kn Route lo Wilmington The plane was en route from San Juan Puerto Hlco to Wilmington, N. o, when a motor failed. It made. futile attempt lo reach 'Nassau. The deslroycr USS Saufley started picking up the survivors from five lift rafls at 7:30 a.m. (EST) as Coast Guard and commercial planes hovered overhead. Coast Guard cutlers, freighlcrs and other vessels were In the area. There was no Immediate Indlca- llon as to the fate of the missing passengers. The rescue came almost exactly a year after a transport plane went Into the Atlantic on the lakeoft from San Juan, Puerto Rico, lo Miami, killing 53 persons. The date was June 7, 1945. 10 Hours Ijilcr Survivors were plucked from th» sea today :ess than 10 hours after (he stricken aircraft's pilot incs- sngnd "it looks like I'm going Into the drink." The time was then 10:05 p.m. (EST). Veteran pilot Joseph Halscy of Seattle. Wash., radioed ono engine was out and he was flying at 200 feet and losing altitude rap- Idly. He said he was trying to reach Nassau fn the Bahamas. Aflcr that nothing more was heard from Ihc p'ane. Coast Guard air sea rescue headquarters went Into action immediately, sending an armada of air and surface craft rushing toward the area, ships at sea were diverted Irom their course. Flare Is Skilled An hour later a sislcr plane, circling Ihc area rcpcrlcd It sighted a flare and a flashlight blinking out an SOS At 5:45 a.m. ( EST( a Coast Guard plane based at Elizabeth city, N. C radioed tersely: "Sighted survivors." Operations officers pinpointed tha location on their charts. It was about 275 miles cast northeast of Miami. New Ynrk July Oct. Dec. Mar. May Open High Low Class 3351 3367 3343 3361 3270 3300 3237 3299 325S 3280 324T 3290 . 3254 3289 3248 3239 3249 3284 3239 3283 Soybeans CHICAGO. June 6. (,rt— Closlnj Soybean Quotations: High Low Gloss July 315 3051J, 3H« Nov 220 2i6',4 220 . Jan 331 21T.4 320K

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