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1 L BLYTHEVILLE COURIER TWlW T"W^Xf TM A MT- Kt mil oil t riTTIn «». .mn*... ™ VOL. XLV—NO. 205 Blythevllle Daily Newi B.fitKWIlle Courier Btytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OK NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOUR, , ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 19.19 B-29 CRASH WRECKAGK—This is Ihc wreckage of a B-20 that crashed in mid-air with another bomber of the same type at Stockton, Calif. The other four engine bomber ploughed six feet into the mud on ridge tract two miles north and across the river. Only four men survived the collision. (AP Wireplioto). Series of Crashes Grounds Big B-29s WASHINGTON. Nov. 1Q. (API- fleet was grounded today while the Into a series of crashes which have 12 weeks. . Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg. chief of staff, issued ground order last night. A few hours before, the latest crash had killed five of a nine- man crew aboard a Superfortress which was taking off to help search for the 20 men aboard another B-29 missing off Bermuda since mid-week. Six accidents have occurred ... the past 16 days, with a known death toll of 35 and with Ihe 20 ^inen aboard the lost B-29 still ^^missing. Available unofficial records slur., that since August 25, when 16 crewmen died after an engine caught 'ire In a takeoff from Hickam Field, Hawaii, 27 Superfortresses have gone down with a death toll of 120. Expect Loss of 60 Yearly While the Air Rjrce declined to say this time how many accidents have occurred since the war or during the last year, it once csti- .mjted that during a given year 'il.'"coulS expect about 00 B-29s' to , be wrecked in crashes - This estimate u en tost. >„•«•• by oilers testifying on t},T"A?r - Force japropriallon t,in ' In discus, ing the question of how many replacement alicraft would be needed tliej said planning for the fiscal \eai was ba*ed on the probability that an a\prage of 61 B-29s would be wrecked. The reference was to loss of airciaft by all types of accidents including ground accidents or clash landings which resulted In no casualties but made the airplane useless' Vandenberg's order will have this effect: Any Superfortress used by the •^Strategic Air Command or the 19th ^flomb Group in the Far East — unless all of its four enginesc have been "modernized" — is grounded until a detailed inspection can be made by technical experts. Bishop Manning Dies after IHness; Rites on Tuesday NEW YORK. Nov. 10. W,_nisilop William T. Manning, one of tile lending flguies of the Protestant Episcopal Church in tile United States, died yesterday at the ace of 83. He was Episcopal bishop ol Neu York for 20 years, retiring less than two years ago. -He was a strict churchman IBfcroughout his life, and an un- ^jmpromising enemy of divorce. He once preached n sermon criticising King Edward VIII lor abdicating t.ic British throne to marry a divorcee, and barred Elliott ' Roosevelt, twice-divorced, ns vestryman of St. James Church at Hyde Park, As b;snop. he was the drivinp ior<e continued construction neiv of -HP huge Cathedral of St John the Divine. Hie world's largest cathwi-id u, Gothic style. His boriv ,1111 He in state in the Irom 6 p.m. (E.ST) tomorrow until Tuesday noon, when Ihc burin] office nnd r, requiem will .30 offered. Bmlil will take A part of the nation's B-23 bomber Air Force launched an investigation killed at least 120 men In the past Weather Arkansas forcc.ns: Fair and warmer this afternoon, tonight and ^unday. ^.Missouri forecast; Pi , rtly clmlliy nnd windi- tonight. Warmer south and east portions. Sunday, considerable coludiness and becoming colder with a few snow Hurries northeast portion. Low tonight, 45 south; high Sunday, 65-75 south Minimum this morning—31. Maximum j'estcrday—55. Sunset today—4:53. Sunrise tomorrow—6-38 Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a m today—none. Total since Jan. 1—5064 Mean temperature ,midway between high and low)—43. Normal mean for November—50 2. This Outt i. as » year Minimum this morning—45 Maximum yesterday—6' f"- c 'l' ita «oh Jan." 1 to this dale Bond Is Set At $3,000 for Osceola Man Herbert Goodwin, Osceola man charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with, the death ot Jake Krause, Osccola barber who was killed when struck by an automobile Thursday night, waived preliminary hearing in Osceola Municipal Court today. Judge Spencer Driver ordered Goodwin bound over to the March term of Circuit Court nnd Judge Zal B, Harrison' fixed bond ot 3,000 which Goodwin posted. Mr. Krause, 61, was killed instantly about 9:30 Thursday night as he crossed Walnut Street (US Highway 81) in Osceola. Goodwin was arrested by Deputy Sheriff Dave Young minutes later a few blocks from the place where the accident occurred. Missco Quorum Court- Schedules Meeting Monday Counts Auditor P E Coolcy' today reminded : Mississippi County's 35 justices of the peace of the Quorum Couit Cession scheduled for 10 am Mondcy in the' Osceola Court House. Missouri Man Killed, Another Hurt in Wreck Marston Resident- Dies after Car Hits Truck on South 61 One man, Loron Roberson, 54, of Marston, Mo,, was killed and a second seriously Injured In a collision on South Highway 61 last night. Loron Roberson, formerly a farm manager in Blythevllle, died at the "lylheviUe Hospital nt 8:30 this morning from skull fracture and lacerations received when the car he was driving hit the rear ol a truck which had slowed lo almosl a halt because of a stalled car on tile highway. The Injured man, whom attendants at the Blytheville Hospital said was "resting well" today, was Coben Pollard, 37, also of Marston. He Is suffering from fracture of both legs, a compound fracture of the right femur and extensive lacerations about the face. He was a passenger In the Roberson car. Mr. Roberson did not regain consciousness after he was removed from the wreckage at about 10 o'clock last night. Investigating officers, State Trooper George Irwin and Deputy Sheriff Charles Short, said today that no charges had been filed, but that investigation was proceeding oy deputy prosecutor, A. S. Harrison. The truck was driven by Robert Smith of Memphis, and belonged to Ken Crawford of Memphis, with Smith was a hitch-hiker from Memphis, Melvin Smitt. Both men reported that they had tried to signal the car approaching thelr.5em.i- trailcr at the rear of the stalled car by blinking the lights, but thai Roberson apparently did not see the signal. The- trucks progress along the highway was impeded by the car stalled because of engine trouble occupied by three Blytheville boys, Larry Dean Lunsford, Thomas Denton, and another who was unidentified. The boys and the occupants of the truck appeared nt municipal court, this morning, but none was held. ; According to Trooper Irwin, the trailer-truck, because of - oncoming traffic could not go around the stalled. ca,r, \ahich.was.blocklng.part o the highway.. ' *;-•- •<•-.• •Roberson was driving3n 47' Ford RiidMt was completely demolished when it hit the trailer, which was not damaged. It was necessary for a. chain to be attached to a part of the crashed windshield to remove Mr. Pollard from the wreckage. He was pinned between the front seat and the dashboard. Rites for Mr. Roberson will be conducted at 3:30 tomorrow aftcr- \ See WRECK on Page 8 Short 'Mule Train, Whips and Driver, A scene reminiscent of the. early days of the century was rcenact- cd in Blytheville yesterday afternoon when a team of mules pulling a wagon apparently became tired of waiting and strayed from the ginyard o[ the Jack Robinson Gin Company, nnd sauntered unattended through the business district. The team, owned by an unidentified Negro, had been parted by their owner on the gin yard and grew impatient of waiting and -strayed from the gin yard up Walnut Street into Blytheville's business district. J. T. Sudbury, who was standing at the intersection of Fifth and Walnut Strcls, noticed Ihe unattended temi and boarded the wagon in an effort to stop the "run away." Meanwhile, the Nejro had missed his team and took out afoot in search lor them. He was pick ' Minus Cracking Strays about City ed up by Gilbert Hammork ,an employee ol the Still and Young Motor Company and Mr. Hammock and the Negro headed down Muin Street in a car in hopes of heading off the mules and wagon. Even Chief of Police John Poster got in the act. He noticed the wagon as it passed the City Hall and took off in hot pursuit. When the three men reached the 500 block on Walnut Street, there they found Mr. Sudbury laboring with the reins trying vainly to stop the mules: The owner went to Mr. Studbury's re.=cilc and halted his team. Chief Poster stated that as the wagon crossed the intersection of Walnut and Broadway it sideswip- ped an automobile causing minor damage. The Negro agreed to repair the damage to the car, thankful that I no other damage was done. EIGHT PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Bucks Topple Chicks' AA Crown 41-25 OVER THE TOP—Claude Thomas, Gmnckover fullback, trips over* team mate Floyd Welch (No. 30) after n short gain in the second quarter of last night's Chick-Smackovcr Doublc-A playoff tilt at Haley Field. Chicks halfback Roger Lum, (standing center) and end John Hutcherson (right background) moved in to make the tackle but missed. Smackover defeated Ihe Chicks 41-25. Early Christmas Is Sought For Dying Blytheville Child Santa Claus may come twice for little Douglas Thomas this year. Doctors have advised his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Lloyd Thomas. 2224 Kenwood Drive, that this will in all probability be his last Christinas, and they have suggested an early one. If he lives to see the December* _ 25 Christmas, two will do him good, the doctors said. . The blue-eyed, two-year-old, i ii e uiuti-uyea v w o-year-old, • ul ' J mu^ nui, inive emeu lor two fighting against Incurable leukemia], ''ours, nor have had liquor for 24 has hflMl lillrlpt- rlr\r<lnf'f ' n n..n J.._ hOUrS OTlH nlll = t nrt+.lm,,<, I..,,! .» - has been under doctor's care during most of his life, amrtlml life p.qsslbly to'b"e"sh'iirfed"o\irin"slsro? the most, will be the parents have eight months n happy one if their way. Mr. Thomas said today that family funds were being exhausted but that church groups and neighbors were doing everything they could lo arrange for the 'child's Merry Chtrstrhns a little early. Sympathetic neighbors have pleaded the child's cause in repeated appeals to assistantcc groups to let the need be known. Mr. Thomas', an unemployed baker, said today that he had been forced to give up his job in order that he could he available for frequent trips to Memphis, and to be with his son. Blood Donors Sought Along with a wish for toys, gifts and cash donations, blood donors are being sought to replenish the blcod bank at the Methodist Hospital in Memphis, where transfusions are being given. , The child came home yesterday from Memphis, and after yesterday's Physician's report the family is making a desperate effort to add as much cheer to their small son as possible. Mrs. Thomas was a war bride, coming to the United States from Scotland. She has been here only few years, but Mr. Thomas has made his home about 10 years. Those wishing to make blood do- iiatloiis can report, to the Methodist Hospital in Memphis. Donors ihould report that the Blood is to be tor the Thomas Child. Red Cross m Blytlicville for Educal of the Bfcthevln. Ht ^ s ^ .IT^i™ «T dT "" 'H ***" Association; Miss ocie Bivens of Ha if *"*<*<**• president of Nicholson, superintendent of the BlytSle ^T'? °' ^ ***** School supervisor; c. F. Allen of Little Rock system, who presid. ff^^r m- en c; ^ —"~" they are W. D. Tommey, principal the'Mississippi County Education sas Education Association; w. B. d; John Mayes, Mississippi County cher retirement system; Miss Miland Mitchell Johns, president ol fficlals have stated that blood doors must not have eaten for two hours, and must not have had malaria, anemia, or tuberculosis. Any blood.'-type-will 1 do. .•-••'•''7?-'.-.•_•- • Any gifts or donations'' submitted to Mrs. Dani'on Cook, representing the Gosnell Methodist Church, or by contacting the Rev. Hoy I. Bagley, pastor of the First Methodist Church in Blythevllle. Postmaster Asks Bids for Postal Unit at Air Base Postmaster Ross Stevens announced today that bids arc being received at Ihc post office for'op- eration of n contract postal unit nt Biythcvllle nir base. Bids will be received through Nov. 25 and the contractor will be requited to furnish sufficient space at Ihe air base which will be convenient" to those living In the housing .mil there. Ttie unit will be equipped to handle money orders, registered mail, parcel post and the sale of all ncc- es.iary supplies. The contractor will also be required to convey the mall lo nnd from the main post office nnd the air base unit. The contract will be signed for a two-year period. Mr. Stevens said. Manhunt on to Find Missing Honeymooners: Mr. and Mrs. Barkley T. LOUIS. Nov. 19. M'/—Those famous ncwlywcds, Albcn and Jane Barkley, were headed south on their honeymoon today, but their whereabouts was nol definitely known. Late last night Paducah. Ky., said to be the one the a report from a car believed vice president gave his bride shortly before their wedding was seen turning into "The Angles," Barkley's home near there. However. Ihe couple's presence at the home could not be confirmed. The Barkleys' who were married here yesterday at St. John's Methodist Church. left early in the afternoon In the new convertible coupe for an unannounced destination. They were seen to cross the MacArthur Bridge into Illinois, hut there was no further word of them. New York Stocks Closing quotations: A T and T Amer Tobacco . Anaconda Copper . ,, Bc'.h Steel Chrysler Coca Cola , Oen Electric Gen Motors' Montgomery Ward . , N Y Central Inl Harvester National Distillers . Radio Vacuum N J J C Penney U S Slccl . Sears „ ._. Southern Pacific 467-8 . 146 1-4 . 73 . 28 3-4 . 30 1-4 . 59 3-4 . lx> 1-2 . 40 1-8 . M 1-2 . 53 . 10 3-8 . 28 . 21 3-4 . S2 3-8 . 12 7-8 . 16 7-8 . 27 1-4 . 69 1-8 .. 62 3-4 . S3 1-8 . 2.J 42 1-2 Teachers Ask Future District AEA Meetings Acting on the recommendation of Miss Winnie Virgil Turner, elementary school supervisor, the teachers nnd administrators from'Mis- sissippi county and Crittenden County yesterday asked that future Arkansas Education Association meetings bo continued In the districts. The district meetings were ?otv » iluctcd this year, for the first time to do away 1 with the congestion ;auscd by larger meetings In smnll- ;r Arkansas towns. The state nceting will be conducted early Foes Out-Hustle Tribe to Advance To State Playoff Visitors Take Early Lead with Three TD'i In Opening Quarter By George Clark (Courier News Sports Editor) Blytlieville's state Double-A football crown was whittled lown to fit another head last night by the Smackover Buck- croos, who very rudely pushed our Chickasaws from the king's pedestal to the tune of a 41-25 gridiron lacing in a first-round state championship playoff game at Haley- Field. The Bucks, who simply out-hustled the Chicks from the offset, gave the highly partlsian orowd f some 3,000 chilled, fee-paying iistomcrs very little to get warmed up over us they struck quickly for three quick scores In the very first period and then, with an occasional push from the throwing arm of their T-modeled quarterback Billy Olddeons. coasted to their eighth win of the season which automatically advanced them to the flnnls of-the Doub!e-A run- . By virtue of the victory, th« Bucks won the right to meet the icxt year In March, supplementing the 18 district meetings, which will be completed next Wednesday. Miss Turner, In evaluating the conference yesterday In the closing scssloiu of the'day-long conference', pointed out;-that administrative, tracning and community needs, leacher welfare, teacher responsibility, and teacher'growth are the points that need developing through Ihe A.E.A. Tiic elementary supervisor. In addition to proposing the continuance of district meetings, advised thnt next yenr's program be based on the points emphasized tills year, nnd that the program be set up in such n way that within the next year or two definite conclusions could be reached adopted. Child's Prior Mrs. L and a plan for uctlon Preparation Stressed Lo Miss Turner's speech, P. Mann of Marion, C. J. Mcrrymnn of Lnachvllle, njid Phillip J. Deer of Wilson reiwrtcd on the three nreas of the program yesterday. Mrs. Mann said that the group mscussing the child ns of primary Importance had felt that school programs should provide for individual differences by seeing that, cnlldren were emotionally nnd physically prepared (or school, and the ndoption of a school program offering nn adequate health, recreation and safety program, working to develop a dcmocrntic attitude. The discussion leaders in this group fell thnt school spirit nnd school cooperation should he encouraged nnct school cliques and sororities curtailed. The recreation programs, it was pointed out, should be expanded to Include indoor facilities. Transportation facilities shmid be mnde available for trips and activities as well as delivery of students to and from school. The group, Mrs. Mann snlil. advised fro- luent curriculum change.', closer tcainer-'-arcnt, cooperation, nnd n belter understanding of teacher nnd pupil. In reporting on the conclusions ~,-... ..•••(., uu IHU 1,1/1 I'.l U.I HJUt of those discussing the community's part of the educational program, Mr, Mcrrymnn slated that the community must have faith in u teacher's work ou(.slde (ho classroom, a.s well as faith In her tcaohcrshlp anility, in order lhat the community car help build recreation programs and develop leadership for leisure activities lor youth. Teachers train- Sec TKACMKKS on Tajc 8 TB Solicitations Are Set to Begin In City Monday Workers III the 1M9 Mlsslsslpp County Tuberculosis, Association'; .Christmas. Seal campaign are slat cd tctbegln pors&nnl solicitations Those who will handle solicitations In Blythevllle nre scln!(!ule< lo meet at 2 p.m. tomorrow ai First Presbyterian Church here lo: instructions. Mrs. Wlllard pease, chairman fo personal solicitations In Blylheville has appeared before various civic clubs during the past week In behalf of the campaign. Local Boy Scout troops hnve co operated In distribution of posler and literature concerning the drive Mississippi county' goal hns bcei set nt S15.000. Of that amount $5.700 Is to be raised In Blythe villc. Mall solicitations will begin out U'eck from Monday. Mrs. p. D Foster Is chairman of the drive In Blytheville. Blytheyillc Man Gets State Masonic Office Robert B, Blaylock of Blythe ville was elected Grand High Pries of the Arkansas Chapter of Koya Arch Masons at a state meetin in Little nock this week of lodgi sccreatrlcs and the Arkansas Grant Lodge. Mr. Dlnylock Is secretary of tin Blythevllle Grand Lodge. Another Mississippi county ma: elected lo a .state Masonic oftU was Jake Thrallklll of Osceola. Mr Thraiikill was elected Grand Scrib of the Arkansas Royal Arch Ma sons. Former Tcnncssean Dies of Burns Here A man. Identified as John B Cov inglon, 81, died of burns In Wall Hospital last night, hospital at tendnnts safd today. •Mr. Coviugton reportedly hai lived,in O'Steen's Cottages on south U.S. Highway 61 for the past several years. Members of his family could no be reached today. It was understood Ihey were In Brownsville Tenn. where funeral services are to b held at 2 p.m. tomorrow. Other details were not available. Truman Sees Heed for Iran As Strong Outpost for West WASHINGTON. Nov. ID. f.p,— President Truman said last night lie hopes to help Iran become the Western world's strong "risht Hank"—presumably against Communism. Offering n toast to the young Iranian ruler, Shah Mohammed Rezn Pahlevl, Mr. Truman said he hopes the f.vo countries car. be of "mutual help lo each other." He then mentioned doing ••something, we hope, that will make thst right flank — about which we {poke today—as strong ns we hope the left ami center will be." This was nn apparent reference to the drive to halt Soviet expansion through the alliance ot Western nations in the North Atlantic Pact. Mr. Truman's remarks were made at a state dinner given in his honor by the Iranian monarch. The Shah said his 40-minutc conference with (he President yesterday covered the whole field of relations between the two nations Including n discussion of increased U.S. aid to Iran. Secretary of Slate Aclieson was present at the talks. Str.ce arriving here Wednesday, the Iranian ruler has made frank overtures for strengthening help his in further 115,uza-mnn army. His country, a southern neighbor of the Soviet Union, Is assessed by Western diplomats as a bulwark against the advance ol Communism In th« Middle East, n"'. *iiv n£<ic, lu meet cne Sublaco Trojani for the Chicks- vacated throne on Dec. 2. It was ai simple as this. Th« Chicks were just outclassed. The Kucki not (ha Jump wly, cap- Uallied on every break, and before Illylheville't Brav« could get their artillery nn-5healh«d they were loo far (one for redemption. But It wasn't easy sailing for the Bucks. They had themselves ft hall game.' After 'playing the first 12 minutes Inside their own. 30, the- Chicks ' finally got -in the act In the second period arid before the warring'. wa* over they' made four treks across the Smackover goal and left signs of their visit carved In the hides of the saucy Bucki, The,only trouble was that they wnltcd a mite late to get going. The 21-polnt first period deficit was too much to blot out. .'. Bucks 1.os« No Time The Bucks wasted no time In cranking up their Giddcon-led offense and the hands on the scoreboard clock had scarcely made one trip around till the visiting red- clnd legions owned six points. Eddla Warren, _ the Bucks' classy IBO- pound sentinel, set up that first touchdown but It was the churning legs of fullback Claude Thomas lhat got credit for the score. The Chicks took the game-opening klckoff on their own 20 and found that moving the ball against the annulling Smackover forwards was a tough project. After three fruitless efforts, halfback Charles Lutes dropped back to his own 10 to punt out o[ trouble. But he didn't. Warren came crashing through from his guard position and batted tile oval down at the Biytlicville 10 where the Bucks took over. On the first play from scrimmage, Thomas took a pltchout from Gfdelemii-, found traffic clear at left end and scooted across to pay dirt. Halfback Dob Johnson booted the extra point and with one minute and 15 seconds of playing time gone. Smackover held a seven point lead. New Try Fails The Chicks tried again after that touchdown lo get rolling but In three cracks nt the line failed to move past their own 16-yard line. Lutes again faded to punt but had to kick short in order to avoid another Smackover lineman and the ball went out of bounds at the Blythevllle 25. Olddeons tried the aerial route for two plays but found no receiver and then sent Matnews. a tackle, skirting around end for six and Corley, an end, racing nrounrt tho other side for a first down on the Blytheville three. From there, finding the end zone was easy for Thomas and he slashec outside tackle for six more points. Again Johnson bootert the extra points nnd with six and a half minutes left lo play in the quarter Smackover led 14-0. Again Ihe Chicks tried vainly to get their offensive punch work- Ing but again their efforts were denied and Lutes was forced lo punt short again to avoid would- be Mockers and the ball rolled out at the Blythevllle 44 after six plays had netted only 13 yards. ' 21-0 At! of Quarter Olddeons faked a pltchout to the halfback and hit end Jante Rapcr with an 11-yard aerial at the Bly- Ihevllli. 25. Thomas took a pltch- out and went to the Chicks' 12 and then rounded end to the 10 from where Glddeons passed to halfback Welch In th? right flat with Welch going all the way. Johnson split the uprights with his extra point kick. The quarter ended two plays Inter with th« S«e CHICKS OB r»f* I

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