The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 26, 1950 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 26, 1950
Page 14
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PAGE FOURTEEK IH.V I'H^VU.l.K (AUK.) Id! Ull'.i; !-'• &L(Ji\L>AX, JUNK 26, 1950 Grim Search for Plane Wreckage Gets Started At St. Joseph, Mich. 8T. JOSEPH, Mich., June 26. UFj —A grim search got underway today In the depths of Lake Michigan where It is virtually certain that the lost Northwest Airlines plane went down. An airline representative left little doubt that this resort community was the scene of doom for the capacity-loaded ship when he Identified a torn piece of blue blanket early today. The blanket was marked with the letters NW. Other traces of plane wreckage and pieces of human bodies were found on the lake wat 'nst night. An oil slick has been sighted. There was only the faintest hope that any of the 58 passengers aboard the airship could have lived [hrough the worst air disaster in this country's history. Evidence Examined Paul Bcnscoter. sent here by NWA to help direct the search for the big plane, looked over some grim tokens of the crash—bits of bodies, the blanket fragment, a man's fur-collared jacket, other pieces of clothing, part of a suitcase. But he said a plane log and maintenance report apparently did not belong to the Northwest plane. Five Coasl Guard cutters lined up to go into the wreckage area during the day Capt. Nathanial S. Pulford, representing the commander of Hie Ninth Coast Guard district, said the matter of sending clivers down into the lake would be up to the airlines operations men. Investigators examined a theory that the plane, flying non-stop from New York to Minneapolis, might have been hit by lightning. Reports of residents of the vicinity and the discovery of remnants of human bodies gave some support to this explanation, but It \yns doubtful whether it could ever be proved. A Coast Guard patrol boat from the South Haven, Mich., station came upon the gruesome 'evidence last night after a long search of the _lake by fleets of planes and boats. Kind Pieces of Flesh The Coast Guardsmen found part of a woman's skull, part of man's back, and a piece of- human stomach flesh. ' In addition, they reported picking , up blankets marked "N.W.." life Jackets and parts of life Jackets, and a plane log and maintenance report The discoveries were made 12 miles northwest of here and six to eight miles off shore. At that point the lake Is 110 feet deep. Chief Boatswain's Mate Frank Rydlewicz, 'commander of the Sontl: Haven guard station, said he wa; certain the findings were from the lost plane. , / NWA arranged to fly a group o executives here for tht investigation. Tiie airline also announced it will give accomodations lo kin of the victims who want lo come here. Tiie plane carried 55 'passengers and .a crew of three: As tt'wns crossing Michigan, a thunderstorm with lightning and winds of gale force was raging. The plane was last heard from at 12:15 n.m. Saturday in a "routine" report from pilot Robert Lind. 35, Hopkins, Minn. Lind made : no mention of a storm. However. Mrs. Bertha Busse, iiO, and a naval reserve officer, R. p. Helm, bolK residents of-this'area told of a "flash in the sky" and a* lr red and white burst." Helm, who lives 17 miles norlh, said a flash of lightning was followed by a "red and white burst," a second blast, and then "smoke." EDSON Continued from page 8 has been clcreny tacked on a scrap metal bid. This neatly boxes in the Presirfent because he favor, 1 ; the scrap metal bill and recently said he was against the copper tax And to sew up the case, they've tied up consideration of suspen.sion u he general tax bill. There's no tell- ng when a tax bill will get out ol this session, if nt all. Hope to Open Western Mines Several Western senators have ed the fight for the tax. Their contention is that the tax will bring nto production some of the marginal copper mines in the country and give employment to many more nincrs. Not the least Interested parties to the shenanigans are the three najor copjior companies In the U S. For some reason kennicott has remained neutral. Anaconda is for uspeasion because' most of ILs sources are in Chile.'It is in the process of investing $150.000,000 more there in new mines, Phe'ps- Dodge, with all-domestic holdings, lias pumped thousands in the campaign to gcit the tax reinstated. James Douglas, brother of the ambassador to England, is representing the Phclps-Dodge firm In this effort. Former Senator Irom Connecticut John A. Danahar is the representative of Revere Copper and Brass, Inc.. and is leading the fight for suspension. HU client fab-, ricates copper and will be hard hit by the tax. He has used hla privilege of going onto the floor of the Senate during se.ssions to fight for iiLsnensSon. Part of the whole complicated picture Is the rumor that all parties might be willing to make some kind of a compromise on the tax with the possibility of putting a floor under the price of copper. But In the long run it's John Q, Public who will sutfer. Hollywood Continued from page 8 The models tripped and forgot their exits in their -excitement. Up The Hard Way Ruth Roman Is yawning over the "Oil. you Cinderella kid" tag. She thinks they ought lo save il for the next cutie who's discovered sipping sodas or running a department store elevator. It wasn't until Ruth had tested for over 100 pictures that Hollywood began to sit up and take notice of her. She explains: "When you look at me you don't fall flal on your face. I wasn't th beautiful girl type they wanted, hnil a chubby face and a malur boily. From (he neck down, I wa a woman. From the neck up, child. 1 kept looking at my Ies1 ami thinking that something wa wrong somewhere." Ruth was gulping black coffee between takes on "Dallas" uru! dreaming, she said, about geLtlnr her teeth Into the role of the Mexl can girl In the film version cf James Cain's "Serenade." "That girl." she said, "she's almost a little animal. • * * Re-Issue of old movies, on television or at theaters, has the full approval of Andy Devine. Other night Andy showed his 1931 hit. "The Spirit of Notre Dame," to a high school graduation class. They cheered and applauded. "It suddenly hit me."'says Andfj "that not a child In the room war born when the picture was made.' enchanted evening enjoy Schenley" BLENDED WHISKEV34 PROOF. SS*/.CMNNEUTRAt.SPIKIIS.5CHENlEYDIST..INC..N.Y.C AUCTION SALE By Order of the U. S. DISTRICT COURT DYESS SKATING RINK Dyess (Mississippi Co.), Ark. All Assets Will Be Sold Collectively and In Units. FRIDAY, JUNE 30th 4P.M. Sale to Be 4 PIT THE SKATING RINK Dyess (Miss. Co.) Arkansas Sensational Saving! HERBERT L WEIL Trustee, Joncsboro, Ark. S. S. SELIGMAN Auctioneer LirtU Rock, Ark. MEN'S SUMMER SHOES All Nationally Advertised •Freeman • Edgerlon Summer's Smartest Styles in Tan and White, Brown and White, Tan and Brown, Woven Leathers, Ventilateds and Others! Reg. 14 95 --Now7 45 Reg. 13 95 --Kow6 95 Reg.11 95 --Now5 95 Reg. 9 95 »Kow4 95 Every Pair A Terrific Value! . HUGHES CO. •

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