BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS YOL. XLVI—NO. 68 BIythevilU Courier Blytheville Dally Nei Mississippi Valley Leader Blythevllle Herald THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF MOBTKKArr *MCA*«A« MfP •OOT«BA»T MM«OPRT BLI'THKVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 1960 TWENTY PACKS Senate Group Okays Three Year Draft Act WASHINGTON, June «. OPj—A three-year extension O t the peacetime dralt act WM recommended to th« Senate today by IU armed services committee. + Thi present draft act U diw to expire Junt 24. 1'he Senate bill would continue the President'* power to order actual Inductions of youths between 18 and 28 years If he found that necessary. Amendment Included It also includes an amendment by Senator Russell (D-Cla) to require racial segregation in any of Ihe armed services If this Is requested In writing by any person drafted. Under direction of President Truman all of the armed services—Army. Navy and Air Force—have been gradually eliminating segregation of whites and Negroes. Separate Kadal Units The Russell amendment apparently would require separate- racial — i —Courier News Fholn MISS BLYTHKVIU.K ASPIRANTS ENTERTAINKD-Entranls in the Miss Blylncvllle contest were «nt«rtalned with a tea yesterday afternoon in the Junior Chamber of Commerce cluoroom by Hie Jayceettes CX the 17 entrants, one will be named Miss Blylnevillt tomorrow night at Haley Field. They will make their first appearance tonight at the high school stadium when finalists In the children's divisions are chosen. Two-Day 1950 Beauty Pageant To Get Under Way Here Tonight A two-day scries of events to select Miss Blytheville, Junior Miss Blytheville and Jaycee President of 1976 will get under way at Haley Field at 7:30 tonight Tonight's initial even! in the annual selection of a Blylheviile representative to tlie Miss Arkansas contest will feature Introduction of the 17 entries In thn Miss Blythc- ville .event and choosing of five finalists In the two children's division*. Miss Martina Hyde, Wilson kindergarten supervisor, will be principal Judge in tonight's contest. Tomorrow night, University of Arkansas football coach O£is Doug- Ui (who will be In the city to con- contest Jack Staulcup's orchestra will play for the ilance at the Women's Exhibit Building at Walker Park. Winner in the Miss Blytheville contest, will receive $100 in cash an additional $100 to go. toward her wardrobe for tlie state contest nnd an expense-free trip to the Miss Arkansas pageant in Helena. She will also reign over the cotton fashion show of the National Cotton Picking Contest in the fall and will be the honored guest at Friday night's beauty ball. Rulie Carson wll be master of ceremonies for both nighls of the pageant and the Staulcnp orchestra will be on hand tomorrow night for the Miss Blytheville event. Mrs. Rouse Harp, entry chairman, said today that 32 children have registered for the Junior Mis Blytheville contest and 17 entries have been received in the Mr. Jaycee President of 1976 contest. units for draftees who requested It. The Senate bill differs widely from one previously passed by the House nnd on which Senate hearings were held. House Bill The House bill extended the present act, for only two years Instead of three asked by the administration. It also Rives Congress control over actual Inductions. Men could not be drafted until the lawmakers declared a national emergency or found thai Inductions were needed to meet manpower needs by concurrent resolution. Before the committee acted, the Chamber ol Commerce of the United States had issued a statement urging extension of Ihe draft act for three years and giving the President power to order Inductions. &-29 Crashes in North Sea; 3 Known Dead-4 Missing aunches Find * ~ . " todies Floating CLSenhower Warns Spending Jap Reds in Diet Attack Plan to Outlaw Party By TOM l.AMBKKT TOKYO. June 8. (*Pj—The Diet's remaining 33 Communists today defiantly declared war on "conspiracie*" ko outlaw the Japanese Red Party. , It was the first word from them since General MacArlhur purged 41 Communist leaders from Japanese political life. Eight of those removed were members of parliament. The Red 33 still in parliament pledged to fight the "'colonization, military bases and war preparations policies" of the pro-occupation government. Diet In Minnrlt.r So far the occupation and the government have left the 33 Diet members atone. They are a minority in an assembly of 716 members. ^ the A*Bs~WyffieTiTle"oon test, Winneri in the children's divkfon Trill also be selected lofijon-otv night. Dane* to Be Climax Trw two-day pageant, sponsored by ; the. Junior Chamber of Corn_, ; ---- .-...,.u. v»,....,.*^i m k^um- new responstes were being inerc* .and headed by Jack Cham- delegated to the area's , Cominunlst- -' blln. wili'be climaxed with a beauty bait following tomorrow night's Duhklin County Ditch-Cleaning Project Starts Work on cleaning and rehabilitation of Rhone '22 mill's of ditches In Drainage District 35 fn Dunklin County. Mo., got under way today. Contract for the work was awarded Tuesday to Jordan and Llm- ballgh Construction Co. ot Kennett on a low bid of $23.360.41. The work is scheduled to be completed in 180 days. Approximately 209.515 cubic yards of dirt will bo excavated in the ditch-cleaning project. Clearing of 27-5 acres adjacent to the ditches also Is included in this project. *z District 35 extends west of Horn- i^rsville to east ot Arbyrd and from Caruth south to the Arkansas- Missouri state line. Charles C. Redman, Jr., engineer for District 35, said the district covers 12522 acres. It was set up In 1328 at an original cost ol JC4.000. All bonds have been rctircrl. Mr. Redman said, and the district's assessed benefits now total $17,590. , ontrolled German government. Allldrt: observes belicveci, however. the cfitmges did not mean that Moscow was loosening its grip on East Germany but rather was pulling the Kremlin-created state closer toward early partnership as a full-flegded satellite in the Soviet bloc. • Kotikov Is Recalled The best known of the four military men recalled to Moscow was Maj. Gen. Alexander G. Kotikov. 58-year-old former Red commandant ot Berlin and representative of the Soviet control commission in Berlin since the establishment of the East German government last November. It was Kotikov's frequent use of the veto power which wrecked coordinated four-power rule of the city. He was replaced by Sergei Alexeivitch Dcngin. Evidencing his government's new powers. East German Prime Minister Otto Grotewohl announced today hfs cabinet planned direct and extensive political - economic negotiations with Soviet bloc nations. similar to those Just concluded with Poland. Two Countries Named Grotewohl specifically mentioned Hungary and Czechoslovakia. He Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy with widely scattered afternoon and WOWERS AND coouft evening thundersho-'ers this afternoon, tonight and Friday. Cooler In northwest and extreme west portions Friday. Missouri forecast: Partly cloudy tonight and Friday, possibly a few scattered Ihundershowers tonight and Friday morning- conlinucr) warm: low tonight 68-72; high Friday 88-90. Minimum this morning—68. Maximum yesterday—an. Sunrise tomorrow—4:47. Sunset tomorrow—7:11. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a m today—.04. Total since Jan. 1—31.40, -.Mean temperature imiuway be- (Jxccn high and low)—19. Normal :ncan for Jimp.—IR. This Date Last Year Minimum this morning—«9. Maximum yesterday—94. Prf-lpitation Jan. 1 to this date Russia Names Civilians to Replace Military Rulers in East Germany ^jjMRLJM. jupfc^i^ ay^rrTa^zao-^mfc^"- ~ >.*-- - * .- . . ^ ^-, % l v *> j * iHT^rT^a rmrf e ed lo bolster the prestige of the Communist East German state: The change* acceie'ralcd (he switch from military "'lo civilian :ontrol in the Russian 'zone and were accompanied- by Indications that new responsibilities were being the negotiators who went -~ ,-,„ th« Chlfts«* Communist sovcrnment. The Warsaw negotialions resulted 11 Jhe confirmation by the Polish and East German government!! of the Oder and Neisse Rivers as the postwar boundary between the two countries, ceding to F'oland large arid rich East German territories. . "Trensonnble Sell-Out" West -Germans termed this a 'treasonable sell-out." The Western powers reiterated that the Oder- Neisse boundary set up by Ihe Potsdam agreement wns only temporary Sales Tax Refund Received by City A check for $34.6:!2.34, which represents Blytheville's share of a recent slate tax turnback, was received this morning by City Clerk W. I. Malin. • The amount was Blytheville's portion of a state sales tax refund made to Mississippi County Ihis week by Stale Treasurer J. Vance Clayton. Tlie county received a total of S85.I04.82 in the turnback with Osceola and the county to share the remainder of the total. New York Stocks Closing Quotations: AT&T Amcr Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel ...... ; Chrysler Coca Cola . .......... Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y ^Central Fnt Harvester J C Penney Republic Steel Radio , . ..... Socony Vacuum Studcbaker .... Standard of N J Sears , . Packard U S Steel ...... Southern Pacific , BO !_ 2 68 1-8 32 1-4 38 1-8 75 '_ ]52 50 95 5-8 59 7-8 13 |.j 281-2 69 1-4 345-8 "21 1-2 19,1-2 343-1 79 w The SOTiet controller!'presi gave no Information about Dengin or the three other new officials. The Red Army newspaper here however, pointedly called each "mister," in. dicating they were foreign ministry appointees rather than military men. Recalled with Kotikov were Maj Gen. W. M. Scharov. chief representative of the Soviet Control Commission In the state of Brandenburg; Lt. Gen. D. P. Dubrovskl from Snxony and Maj. Oen. Koles nitschenko from Thurlngla. Construction of New Municipal Airport Launched at Kennett Construction of a new municipal airport at Kcnnett. Mo., began yesterday on a 127-acre site donated to the city by the American Legion Post there. Hie field, which will have two turf runways. Is unique in that it Is located entirely within the city limits of Kennclt. Charles C. Redman. Jr.. engineer for the project, said the new field Is believed to be tile only one In Missouri located within a city's boundaries. It Is being built with federal and state aid at a cost of more than S50.000. Location of the airport Is on the site of the old Legion field in the east edge of Kennett near the intersection of Slate Highways 84 nnrt 25. H. W. Kirk of Kennclt is the grading contractor while Ray Clinton of Sikcston was awarded the construction contract. Work Is expected lo he completed In about 90 days. Included In the project are taxiways and an administration building. No hangars are scheduled to be built at present. Mr. Redman said, but the city hopes to add these In the near future. There Is one hangar already on the field, which has remained In use since being turned over to the city. 'Hie field was originally laid out as an airport by the American Legion in about 1025. By donating the site, the Lesion's Samuel T. Ariams Post No. 65 at Kennett fulfilled for the city its requirements for federal and state aid. The state Is providing £10,000 and the federal government $42.000 for the airport work. Adding the costs of the land had It been purchased Increases Hie total value nl the new field to JI29.000. Mr. Redman said. The main runway. 3.700 feet tn length, will run north and south. A 2.000-fool long runway will run northeast and southwest. Building of a municipal airport mlds another major item to the list of big construction projects under way or completed recently In this Dunklln County scat. These include a new Southeas Missouri Telephone Co. building, i new hospital, a S60.000 well and water tank, a new sewage treat mcnt system and a storm sewe. system. From 35.000 lo 40.000 feet of sewer and wafer mains have beer laid in Kennett In the past thrcL years. Mr. Redman, who also Is city engineer, said. Restraining Order Halts Construction Of Drainage Ditch in North Blyf heville A drainage project In norlh Blytheville was blocked today by a Chancery Court restraining order asked by the owner of lots in an adjoining sub-division. According to Chancery Court records, a restraining order hasting work on the project was issued yesterday on a complaint filed by Mr. and Mrs. O. S. Rollison against Johnny Marr. Blytheville realtor, and five others. In the complaint, the Rollbons claimed lhat digging of the ditch on Rollbon Avenue was impairing health and safety in that area. In addition to asking a temporary injunction, the plaintiffs ask that the defendants be ordered to fill the ditch anil restore the street to its oiiglnal condition. Named defendants In the action arc Mr. Marr, Lynn Brown and A. 47 7-8 E. Scott, Individually and as a. 3 3-1 committee of landowners, and El- 35 3-4 mer Norman, Cecil Norman and Si Dal« Horn, Individually ind 13 and Horn Construc'Ioi begin lamboyant newspaper Akahata, par- But there was a vague hint of nattier purge. From Osaka tlie lesvspaper Chubll Nippon reported me of Japan's assistant attorney genernls snid "the third purg -he Communist Party will ate this week." "Fifihl" Slattmcnt The Communist Diet members issued their "light" statement after choosing writer Karoku Hosokawa 0 lead them in future diet sessions lie replaces purged 311117.0 Nofcuka reiicrally regarded as Ihe brains o: the Japan communist Party. The Reds did not mention MacArthur. But they did refer lo the mrge he started two days ago hi banning 24 members of the party's Politburo and yesterday butlnwlim reputed policy makers of th 1 ' ty organ. Jarty members thus far have niiidi oves in protest to Mac use Cleaning. But Aka p a defiant tone. -The nenspiper continued t< thieaten a general strike "In de reuse of the Communist Party." r announced a protest mass meeting In Kyoto next Tuesday. "Officers Stll Out" One headline claimed "Informa lion Officers Are Acting as Spies- Selling Out Patriots." With the sllg gestivpncss typical of Akahata thi could refer to Japanese police American counter intelligence agcnl- A Page one cartoon showed Prim Minister Shigeru Yoshlda riding horse along a Swastika shaped pntli way lowaru n hanging Mussolii and the graves of Hitler and Toji The party consistently has said Yo shlda will meet the same fate a the Axis leaders. MacArlhui warned yesterday th newspapers may be closed or sub Jected U> censorship if it docs no change its policies. resi A\M. Shirley Dies; Rites Tomorrow Services for A.M. Shirley, h ,„, dent of Blytheville for the past 2 years, will be conduclcd at 2 p in tomorrow at the home of Mr.< C. W. Alford. 100 B. Ash. by th Rev. Roy I. Bngley. paslor of lh First Methodist Church. Burial wll be in Elmvood Cemetery. Mr. Shirley died last night a 10:30 at the home of his daughtei Mrs. Alford after suffering n he.ir attack. He was born in BrownsvlIU Tenn.. Sept. 3, 1867. He married th former Miss Elizabeth n. McCoi mlck or Springhill. Tenn., In 18G Mrs. Shirley died in 1828. They ha four children. He was a memb Of the Mt. ZJon Church In Tcnnc see. Before coming to Arkansas „. Shirley owned a chain of varlet stores In Tennessee. From Tenn i be !CS Norm an Co. The City of Blytheville aUo was named a* a party defendant "so It may assert its interest for all citizens therein." Ihe complaint slates. The complaint was filed Tuesday. An Intervention was filed yesterday, permitting seven other landowners to Intervene in the case as plaintiffs and assist In prosecution to obtain the same relief a.s the original plaintiffs. These Include L. C. Rollkon, Charles T. Purtle, H. S. Hood, Bill Beard, Gunter Murff. H. A. Boals and Lee Mitchell. According to ihc complaint, the (inching began Monday anil involved Ihe north 15 feet of the «-foot wide Rolllson Avenue. The street forms the north boundary of Rol- llson Sub-Division. The pl*lr.llff» allege that the ditch Is "excessive" In width and depth Oscor Fendler L, attorney for the pl?lntiffs and Marcus Eviard Is counsel (or lh« delendtnU. see he moved lo Little Rock wh he was engaged in contractli work. He retired In 10M when 1 came lo Blylheville. Survivors include Iwo daughtc Mrs. Dana Gibson ol St. !x>uls ai Mrs. Alford; one son. Robert ; Shirley of Slkeston; and two gran children. Pallbearers will be o. J. Roge: Ivy W. Crawford. Max Parks, Hen Humphreys. Ralph Berryman J. Alan Webb. Holt Funeral Home Is In cha an >rg N. O. Cotton July Ocl Dec Mnr May Open High Ix>w 3326 3H2 3311 3295 3.110 3293 32B5 3301 .1285 3282 3296 3282 3275 3288 3275 Soybeans CHICAGO. June «. (iff— Clash Soybean Quotations: High Low clos< July 316'J 311'.4 314!< Nov 222 1 , 21914 221'i >>w> 222 300'A 222- 8INGLE COPIES JTVB CBNTO • United Stales B-29 bomber •ill] a crew of 11 plunged ills' the North Sea in flames ist nitfht Ariel- almost, 24 ours of sou'cliing over the 'd waters nuLlioriLies roport- tliree known dcnd ami four lissing:. Pour men were picked up alive rom Ihe craft, which crashed off he Norfolk coast of southcasl :nglnnd wllh one engine In Humes, 'lie search continued for the four nlsslng men. but there was growing icllcf that none would be round Fifth I* Recovered An RAF rescue launch rejiorted ale today recovery of a flft.li sur- 'ivor. but headquarters of Ihe U.S Air Force third division said later hi man wns dead. Another body- he third accounted for—wns picked ip by the British Inimch. The survivors were Capt. Henry r. Walsh. Alton. III.. Ihe plane's ommnnder; sinff, Sgt. Charles r Allen. Derry, N.H.; slntf Sgt. Waren J. Ebert. Minneapolis. Minn.; A. Sullivan (full nnme nnd address lot yet available!. Headquarters did not release the mines of the missing or dead. Plane Ahanrinnrd Tlie Air Force said tlie plane bandoncd when one. of its four ngines caught tire during a trnln- ng flight, wns from the 72nd Reconnaissance Squadron nt Fnlrflcld- Suisun Air Base. Fairflcld. Calif. It was III Britain on a training mis- Ion, Walsh and Ebert, In a rubber dinghy, were pulled from Ihe sea almost immediately by the British rnwler Wnrren, which nl the same hue recovered the dead nlrman. Allen nnd the fourth survivor i-ere rescued early today by com- )lned .British - American search orces after thu "airmen hnd floalcd Tor more than 13 hours In Mae Wes lie Jackets. Allen's rescuers said he was "haU •xnd hearty" after his night afloat Skipper .1. W. Bridge of Die Wnr- •cn snlrt neither Walsh nor Ebcr tave details ot the accident. At Inched to their rubber dinghy, hi laid. v,'as n second dinghy contain Ing the body of a lieutenant. 'We cruised around three hour until dark looking for other sur vivnrs but didn't sec a thing." Brldg said. Plane Caught Fire. At Lowes toft, Walsh was taken b ambulance to a hospital. Tlie US. spokesman snid th plane cniujht fire while nbont 50 feet north of a sand bank used b British forces for gunnery praclfci The B-2B "definitely was not firei upon," he added. An air ministry spokesman late said there was n "high altitude nl firing range In the vicinity hut It ! unlikely this was responsible for lh acclrtcnl." The bomber plunged Into the wa tcr nbout 6:30 p.m. (12MO p.m. ES'I yesterday, about 150 miles northea; of London. Hearing Waived n Forgery Case Homer Smith of Lcnchvilln wnlv cd preliminary hearing In Municlpa Court this morning nn a charged i forgery nnd utlerlng and was o drred held lo await Circuit Cou action. Bond was set at $150. Smith h charged with writing check on Ihe account of HHI cnllii. of Batesvllle In Ihc mount of $7.50 The check was drawn on the F National Bank of Battsvillc. In other action Ihls mornl heanng for Mrs. Leila McCain Lcachville on a charge of drivi while under Ihc Influence of ]ln. was continued until Snturtl Hearing lor Kent Rice on a similar charge was continued until Monday New York Cotton Opon High Low Close •>» ] y .TUB .1350 .13.15 .1H7 Oc t 3303 3318 3302 3317 "cc 3203 3111 3293 3306 Mar 3291) 3306 32R<) 3304 y 3281 3300 3281 3244 NEW YORK, June 8. W— Gen. Dwlght D. Eisenhower .said today at huge military expenditures are necessary but "If unwatched, may ingcrously bleed the economy and even destroy what we seek to pro- ect." _ 4, Eisenhower made the statement i a speech prepared for the lOSth aimni'.-iccinenl exercises of Colunt- la University, which he heads. He told 'he Columbia graduates hat 'stupendous military expendl- ures," Uioiujh "essential for the ountry's safety" are one of the nnjor problems lo be faced in the uture. Military Buii B tl Trim Elsenhower recently said before a O. S. Sennte appropriations subcommittee that our military budget was lad been trimmed as far" 'Ise—'even too far." lie said at that time that he night have added a few hundred million dollars — not more than $riOO,ooo,ooo—to the proposed bud get for arms. If he hnd his way. Healthy Economy However, before the committee la also listed a healthy economy ns nn essential for national snfcty. Gen. Eisenhower said today that .he danger of wrong answers lo '.he nation's own problems Is as :ritlcnl ns Ihe danger from "world revolution, with an announced purpose of destroying the American system ot government." He listed among Hie problems the graduates must face: "The growing and, apparently, vohmlary dependence or many groups upon governmental subsidies; .-: Medical Cara "The future character of our medical care and of our educational system; "The economic and human deterioration Incident to industrial strife; "The effect of huge and mounting tuxes upon competitive enterprises; National Budget 'An unbalanced national budget that Is begotten out of-group pressures, log-rolling and political compromise; "Inflation, born of an unbalanced budget, that nullifies every Income gain of worker and farmer and reduces lo the vanishing point hii slowly accumulated savings." The general said ways also must lie found protect the nation against Insidious and even traitorous corruption i n responsible places," But such means, he said, should "neither endanger nor reducs our civil rights." Remington Is Indicted On Charge of Perjury NEW YORK, June 8. </p)-Witllam W. Remington, government economist, wns Indicted by n federal grand Jury today on one perjury count for denying he ever was a member of the communist Party, The Indictment was presented to* : Federal Judge John c. clnncey. It, charged .that when 'Remington was asked May 25 whether he ever had -been a ine(ni>er of the Communist. Party, he replied: "1 never have been." The grand Jury charged that Remington's answer was "untrue In that the defendant hnd been a member of the Communist Party." Questioned Heforr Tlie 32-year old Commerce Department economist had been ques- tioncd once before by the grand Jury. Tlie loyally review board hnd clenrcd him after he wns sitsjicrutcd from his Job nud he was rcin- stnled last October. Ellznbelh Benlley. who named Atger Hiss nnd Whittaker Chambers as Communists, charged In July, 1918, that she collected wnr- Hemlnglon.. He. . ' Thc next month Remington wni suspended from-his $10,000 a year job In the Commerce Department] When Miss Bentley repeated her charges on a television program Remington sued her and two codefendants—Ihe National : Broadcasting Company and General Foodi Corporation—for $100,000 libel. The sulI, wns settled for a reported 510,000. Miss Benlley'.y attorney said she "violently opposed" settlement of Ihe suit. Last October Ihe loyalty review board cleared Remington of tho disloyalty charge nnd he was reinstated In his job. Caruthersville, Kennett Show No Population Hike in Decade Caruthcrsvtlle and Kcnnett, MO..+ have not undergone a population change in the past 10 years, ac- coidlng to census figures announced totlay by District Census Supervisor Lloyd P'je in Poplar Bluff. Both Southeast Missouri county seats have the same population as they hnd when the 19-10 census was taken, he said In an Associated Press dispatch Caruthersville. in I'cmis- rot County, nnd Kennclt. In Dunklin County, uotb have populations ol 8.539. In tact. Ihc 10 counties In Iho Tenth Congressional District of Missouri shovnd a - - • — - Increase In the past cluoidc of only 881 persons. Total population of thcso counties Is 316,572. Mr. Poe announced these figures n a provisional report, which Is as yet unofficial. He salt! a major revision of the count is possible but unllkriy Poplar Bluff with a population of 15,058 -omparcd to 11.163 In 1910, gained 34.0 per cent during the period, the largest gain for any of Ihe district's cities. Cape Olrartlcau's population was put at 21.480 compared to 1!).426 in 194U. and Slkeslon Increased from 7.914 to 11.658 Five of the counties ga'ned In population, and five showed a decrease Almost all of the cities and smaller communities showed gains. Indicating a .sizeable movement away from 'he farms during the leu years. Briton to Speak Here Tomorrow Tlie Rev. Oliver S. Tompkins of London, associate general secretary of the World Council of Churches and secretary of the Council's Commission of Faith and order, will speak Ir. Blytheville and Osccola tomor.'ow. The Rev. Mr Tompkins will speak at S'.. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Blytheville at 2;3fl tomorrow afternoon. He will speak at the Masonic Hall in Osceola at 7:30 tomorrow night. Both addresses will be open to the public. The Rev. Mi Tompkins is scheduled to alrlvc in Blytheville tomorrow about noon. Red Cross Chapter Board to Meet Tonight The monthly board meeting ot the Chickasasba District of the American Red Cross will be held in the Red Cross office at 7:30 tonight. This will be the final meeting of th- fiscal year of I949-SO. Mrs. Floyd Haralson, executive secretary said. 3 Seriously Injured as Car Hits Tree Two Florida men and one Irom Colllcrvlllc. Tenn., were critically Injured last night when the car In which they were riding left Highway 61 and crashed Into i tree at Wilson. Listed as in "very critical" conditions In Memphis hospitals today were F.lmcr Bailey. Jr., and Robert Louis Ferguson of Winter Garden. Fla., and James Carrln of Collicr- vllle. All three were reported to be about 25 years old. Mr. Bailey and Mr. Cnrrln are In the Baptist Hospital In Memphis and an attendant there said they were both suffering from "multiple conlu ions aboul Ihe body and fr»cture« of lh« lo»«r »xuemilies." They were to be transferred to the Marine Hospital in Memphis today. Mr. Ferguson Is In the Memphis MelhoUt-,1 Hospital and the attending physician reported that his condition was "extremely critical." He Is suffering'from a severe brain injury and multiple fractures of both leg.? and arms. Missed Curve According lo Deputy SheriU Edgar Young of Osceola, who assisted with the Investigation, Ihe old model Ford coupe In which the three men. were riding failed to execute a curve on the northern outskirts of Wilson, led the highway and crashed into i tree. The accident occurred about 10:30 p.m. Deputy Young said that he was unable to ascertain which ol the three men was driving the car. None of the men were questioned due to their conditions. He iald the coupe was "wrapped around the tree." He did not know what caused the car to leave the highway. This was the second major traffic accident that has occurred on the curve In the past week. Friday night, an automobile transport truck left the highway at the curve and crashed into the same tree, Ueputv Young said, but no one wis injured.
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