The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 5, 1954 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, August 5, 1954
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN 110,000 Barrels Of Whiskey Lost In Blast Blaze Flames Lick Close To Other Storage Buildings in Illinois PEKIN, 111. tf)—Flames licked close to whisky-packed rackhouses at the American Distilling Co. plant today where 110,000 barrels of aging whisky have gone up in seething flame and shattering explosion since yesterday morning. At least one person has been killed, seven are missing and feared dead under smouldering debris and more than 30 have been injured. The continuing fire, capped by a dazzling, nighttime, atomic-like explosion seen 75 miles away, destroyed much of the company's sprawling plant facilities in this central Illinois city. Damage already is well into the millions of dollars. The explosion last night lifted the roof and walls of one rackhouse— a six story brick building—high into the air. The debris rained down on firemen and plant work- j ers fighting to halt the fierce, whisky-fed blaze touched off 17 hours earlier during a severe electrical storm. Bricks buried two fire trucks and a fire chief's car. Firemen who were drawing their water from the Illinois River and reportedly handicapped by a lack of sufficient pressure, were ordered to retreat a quarter of a mile because of the threat of new explosions. Two Rack Houses Burn The fire yesterday morning consumed two 8-story rackhouses where whiskey is stored in barrels for aging and a 4-story brick customs storage house. Some 42,000 barrels of whiskey went up in this fire. Firemen from Peoria and a half dozen adjoining communities, worked from 2:30 a. m. to extinguish the blaze. But at 7:30 p.m. rackhouse E containing 68,000 barrels of whiskey, exploded with a blinding flash. Lawrence Nervear, 39, a plant employe, was killed by falling bricks. William H. Damour, 48, firm treasurer who suffered a head injury and was brought to Peoria Hospital, said he couldn't even make a guess at the extent of damage with the blaze still burning. However, office manager A Weston estimated the damage in the morning fire at 3^2 to 4 million dollars. The distillery, which employes up to 700 persons, closed down July 1 and only a skeleton crew was on duty in the rackhouses. Rebuffed Cleric To Renew Fight Against Nudism BATTLE CREEK, Mich. UP) — A crusading preacher, rebuffed in his initial effort to visit Sunshine Gardens yesterday, vowed to return today and resume his fight against "the national threat of nudism." Dr. Braxton Sawyer, of Fort Smith, Ark., went to the Battle Creek Area Sunbathing Club armed with an invitation to attend tht American Sunbathing Assn. convention. He also carried a movie camera. He was asked to remove his clothes before entering the nudist camp — a requirement for 11 visitors. "Never," stormed Dr. Sawyer, who says he's a Baptist minister. The closest Sawyer got to the bare fa :ts yesterday were 20 bare- chested nudists who stopped him at the gate and scuffled with him. After charging into a male nudist, who like the minister was big, Rev. Sawyer picked himself L EG A L N OT I C E Pursant to the provisions of Probate Code, Sec. 152, notice is given that accounts of the administration of the estates listed below have been filed, on the dates from the dust and said: "Somebody stomped on me." shown, oy the named personal representatives. All interested persons are called on to file objections to such ac- Ko. 2J1» Henry Schoepp, W. J. Pollard, First ana final report, August 1, 1954. DATED this 3rd day of August, counts on or before the sixtieth \ 1954. day following the filing of the re- j ELIZABETH BLYTHE PARKER, spective Accounts, fa-ing which» Probate Clerk or County, Ark. they will be barred forever from excepting to the account. RUTH C. BESS, D. C. 8/§ -EARL KIRK'S- HIGH YIELD—Farmer Worth Norton, of Lamar, Mo., Is mighty proud of his oat yield. Planted in October on prairie land, his six-acre farm yielded an average of 126 bushels of oats per acre. About 25 bushels per acre is considered average for Missouri. The crop was so thick he could handle only six drill rolls at a time with his combine. Navy Vet Planning 'Atonement' For 'Guilt' In Atom Bombings IN THE PROBATE COURT, CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF No. 2,256 MRS. ANNIE ELIZABETH MURCHISON, DECEASED Last known address of decedent: 720 Clark St.. Blytheville, Arkansa Date of Death: July 13, 1954 An instrument dated July 5, 1942 was on the 28th day of July, 1 admitted to probate as the last will of the above named decedent, and the undersigned has been appointed executrix thereunder. A contest of the probate of the will can be effected only by filing a petition within the time provided by law. All persons having claims against the estate must exhibit them, duly verified, to the undersigned within six months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or they shall be forever barred and precluded from any benefit in the estate. This notice first published 29th day of July, 1954. MRS. GEORGIA JONES WEBSTER, Executrix 720 Clark Street, Blytheville, Arkansas Roy & Rov, Attorneys. 7/29-8/5 Wealth and position among the Navaho Indians are measured by the number of horses one owns. BARGAINS -For You- Irrigation Do you have water in a or bajou while your crop wilts and dies in the field? Then You Need A Shaw & House Porta Pump pei Big capacity—1500 gallons minute Tractor mounted—goes wherevo you can take your tractor. Foo] proof—we have never seen one that needed repairs. 7 inch pump complete ONU? $315.00 Let Your Tractor Save The Crop It Made SNOW TRACTOR CO 112 N. Franklin Street Phone POpIar 3-8951 Nitc Phone POplar 2-265* Bicycle Parts Complete Stock Parts & Accessories General Hardware And Appliance Co. 108 W. Main Phone 3-1585 GREAT HARRINGTON. Mass (#1 A 30-year-old Navy veteran says he will walk the streets of this town Saturday in a "personal proclamation of guilt" for the atomic bombing of Japan and the U.S. Hollis J. Wyman, Jr., a Harvard graduate, said today he is guilty of "burning his fellow human beings, first as a naval officer in Japanese waters, and secondly as a United States citizen during the H-bomb tests." He is a member of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, a world-wide pacifist organization. He said he chose Saturday for his day of "atonement" because it falls between the anniversaries of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings. Wyman applied to the selectmen of this western Massachusetts town of 6,712 for permission to stage his "proclamation." It was granted after considerable debate. He will carry placards and distribute pamphlets throughout the day. Wyman entered the' Navy in July, 1943, and served as an officer until June of 1946, when he resigned his commission to join the Fellowship of Reconciliation and begin a career of social work. The Fellowship of Reconciliation started in England about 40 vears ago. The purpose of the organization, which claims 11,000 members in this country, is to "work to abolish war and to foster good will among nations, races and classes," according to the New England secretary Richard. D. Hathaay. Wyman spent two years in France and Germany with the group doing rehabilitation work. His mother, Mrs.'Hollis J. Wyman Of Auburndale, said he was "revolted" by the destruction caused by the bombings of Europe and "feels guilty about having been in the armed service." Wyman said the day of atonement was his own idea and was not sponsored by any organization. Wyman is married and has two children. FOR RADIO AND TV REPAIR Call 3-4596 Jimmy Gean, repairman I All work guaranteed > Prompt Service ROSE SALES CO. 521 S. 21st HARVEST EQUIPMENT AUCTION SALE A CHOICE LOT OF USED EQUIPMENT Paragould, Ark., Fairgrounds MONDAY, AUG. 9,1954 BEGINNING AT 9 A. M. — RAIN OR SHINE SELF PROPELLED COMBINES 1 1948 Model International Self Propelled 1 1949 Model Massey-Harris Self Propelled, on track with 14 foot header 1 1948Model John Deere Self Propelled with 18x26 Rice & Canefield Tires 1 1950 Model International Self Propelled 1 1948 Model John Deere Self Propelled with 15x26 Rice & Canefield Tires 2 1950 Model John Deere Self Propelled with 15x26 Rice A Canefield Tires PULL TYPE COMBINES 1 John Deere 11-A PTO and Sacking" Attachment 1 Deere 12-A with Motorand Grain Bin, 2 yrs. old 4 John Deere 12-A Motor Backers 3 Late Model AUis-Chalmers PTO Backers 1 2 Year Old Allis-Chalmers PTO Grain Bin Machine 2 John Deere 12-A Sacker with g-ood canvas 1 2 Year Old Oliver PTO Grain Bin Machine 4 Model 42-R International One-Row Combines 2 Model 52-R International Two-Row Machines 1 Late Model Massey-Harris Clipper in good condition MISCELLANEOUS EQUIPMENT 1 New John Deere Trailer Wagron 1 New John Deere 101 Corn Picker 1 New John Deere 200 Corn Picker 1 Used John Deere No. 228 Corn Picker 1 Used John Deere 101 Com Picker 1 Used 1946 GMC Truck and Trailer 1 1949 Model WD Allis-Chalmers Tractor with Cultivator and Plow TERMS: Any equipment selling for S400.CG or more — 50 p«r cent down and Terms on balance. All under $400, cash. EARL Kl INC JOHN DEERE DEALER PARAGOULD, ARK. PHONE CEdar 2-7664 CARL LANDIS, Auctioneer Enter Andy Griffith's CONTESTS 160 BIG PRIZES every month Ju!y, August, September ANDT GRIFFITH Cop/Vcs R&steding Ster 21-inch Motorola TV SETS Motorola Portable CLOCK RADIOS Batteries, AC or DC 9-piece FLASH CAMERA SETS TO ENTER Drink taste-tingling SUNCREST! Then fmisK this statement"SUNCREST ORANGE is best because ..." in 25 words or less. Use entry blank below or any sheet of paper. Sign your full name and address and enclose 3 SUNCREST Bottle Tops Send to: SUNCREST CONTEST P.O. Box 1266, Atlanta, Georgia You must enclose 3 SUNCREST Bottle Tops to le eligible for prizes! „•_. .OFFICIAL ENTRY BLANK Priulc i..-.. toste-tiniglmg SUMCRJEST ORANGE * FJVTEff NOW! fNUR OWN! FOLLOW THESE EASY RULES Drink SunCrost Orange and then complete the statement "SunCrest Orange is best because " in 25 words or less. Send your entry with full name and address along with 3 SunCrest Orange Bottle Tops to SunCrest Orange Contest, P. 0. Box 1266, Atlanta, Ga. Enter as many times as you like but include 3 SunCrest Orange Bottle Tops with each entry. All entries received before midnight July 31st judged in 1st Contest; midnight August 31st in 2nd Contest; midnight September 30th, 3rd Contest. Anyone may enter except employees of the National NuGrape Company, their bottlers, advertising agency or their families. Use this entry blank, any sheet of paper or an entry blank from your SunCrest dealer. Entries judged on basis of originality, sincerity and aptness of thought. Judges' decisions are final. Dupb'cate prize* awarded m case of ties. All entries become property of National NuGrape Company, and none will be returned. All winner* will be notified. Contest subject to all federal, state and local laws. Valid only where state laws allow. SunCrest Orange is best because . Norn*. Addrtti. City ? ? WHO IS THIS MAN FAUBUS ? ? MMASKSOf VICIOUS^ATTACK ON THE GOVEPNOS' (SATURDAY_D£MOCRAJJ_JU 1954. BRAZEN DECEPTION....{SUNDAY GAZETTE) AUG 1 1954 ago Faubus Hits I,At Alleged •'Whispering' atuek Ir.unijt- |ind of plini somt ppo»l i bt Cite* Affiliation* To Prove His Loyalty To United States By GEORGE DOtTHIT. (Dcnocnt Stall Tuckersisn—Orvtl Fjubaj t(—. )»i iccustd Governor Cherry o£ t far! whisper' 11 * cimpiign »UempUn f to intiiwitt thit Mr. Ftubu» -« jubversivc." Mr, F»ubiw opened ha ruoo ir«ce afiinst the fovemor In th- Jickson lirminK eoaunumty this Imornint. one ol Jour ipetche* Re ill will rn»Ke throughout tht day. FIRST—CONCEALMENT! THEN —DECEPTION: •LATER—CONFESSION: HITHIN TWO DAYS, HE CONTRADICTED HIMSELF. BUT HE STILL FAILED TO TELL THE WHOLE TRUTH!:J I ITEMS BELOW FROM ''COMMONWEALTH COLLEGE '•FORTNIGHTLY* —ISSUES 'OF MAY & JUNE,1935 ait< mat it was Communist enter from several quarters. "They are saying that I either a former student or faculty member at Commonwealth College." Faubus told reporters. "T not true." "I have never been a student or faculty member at the school and never have attended a class there." In each town where Faubus a peared today copies of the weekly newspaper which asked editorially whether Faubus had ever attended Commonwealth, had, PARTIAL CONFESS!ON...(WONDAY DEMOCRAT) AU8 4 1354 *y GKOfcGE DOCTHTt (Democrat StaK VCritcr.> Hughes— Orval Faubus declared here today he «p«tt two or three days on the campus of CommonwtaltK College was selected head of the student association, but never w»» Enrolled or attended a course. Commonwealth College, located near Men*, once iavett- • tigated for alleged un-American activities and later closed, has been injected into the gubernatorial runoff primary between Mr. Faubus and Governor Cherry. — — I Speskicl »t * bre»Jc£«t. fc»— se , #* Was A (MAY'DAY ISSUE) Commonwealth Colleg (JUNE 1 —-^—"^ *« *Jt3S BIG SHOT DELEGATE— OFF TO CHATTANOOG UNITED FRONT IN STUDENT ELECTIONS Arkansas School Teacher President. Arthur Leche Secretary, a* Non-Factional Ticket Wins The united front at Commonwealth was carried to the student body election! for the first time when all factions agreed on candidates for student ody office*. r Orval Faubus, young farmer schoolteacher from Combs, Arkansa?,and Arthur L*che, of Cincinnati, were each elected to two offices. Faubus is both §tudent body President and member of the Disciplinary Committee. Leche was made Secretary and elected to the En- Jtertainment Committee. Gabriel Kent of *•*«- v - u ence Bat Associated Little ABBOTT S.COHEN. SI New members are con furious. Add to the Us, Horse, published by Tl University of Wisconsin neophyte in our midst, C of Revolutionary Idealis by J. Jones, present a~" "" " rk !i b We ; rchairsand*" _ =rearestillr' le more the mer^ 7 f Beginning ' Juane IV"" n* LEGIONNAIRES DIDN'T LIKE IT OMMONWEALTH COLLED (FROMtCHATTANOOGA NEWS) FORTNIGHT!^ legion Hounds Conference Of Radicals Away D<fc:atcs Forced to Transfer ling to Montragic After I I.*" Denied Them GALA MAY DAY PROGRAM PLANNED Neighbors to Participate In Outdoor and Indoor Celebration A JOINT celebration of Ma; will be ptrticip* tntirt Com mo ^?£^fl^^l- MAYBE FAUBUS HAS REFORMED—AS HE CLAIMS. BUT HIS CONNECTION WITH COMMONWEALTH COLLEGE, TOGETHER WITH HIS RECENT DELIBERATE CONCEALMENT FROM AND DECEPTION OF THE PEOPLE OF ARKANSAS, , p -- ^artanooK* Th* MAKES HIM COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE AS A CANDIDATE. a«h?ffi a nd% < K T ^ ARKANSAS DOES NOT WANT HL$ KIND ^F GOVERNMENT : • : 1 "*- ^"^U-T^n^jJ, Th« People of Arkansas Will Vote To Re - Elect GOVERNOR FRANCIS CHERRY For a Second Term Win KM Hit lnrMtd Taxis Oni Pinny During His Adminlstnffoi

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