The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 6, 1954 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, September 6, 1954
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PAGB TEH BLYTHEYTLLB (ARK.)" OOtmiER JCEWg MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1954 State Holiday Toll: 4 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Only four holiday deaths had been reported in Arkansas by noon today as state police reported that this Labor Day weekend was one of the safest in years for automobile travellers. Only two deaths — both young boys — were reported due to traffic. The other two fatalities were drownings. However, the violent death toll in Arkansas for the week ending Sunday midnight was nine. Elvin Edward VVilkins, 13, of Black Fork in Scott County, died "late Saturday after falling from the back of a truck on a bumpy road. Don Hause, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Hause of Raymers Chapel, was crushed to death when he fell, or jumped, from the bed of his father's truck. Eleven-year-old Robert also fell from the truck while trying to catch his brother. He received a scalp injury. Thirteen-year-old Jessie Lee Malone of Sunflower, Kan., and her 69-year-old grandfather, A. C. Harrison, drowned Saturday in Spring River near Mammoth Springs. FBI Identification Sought In Little Rock Murder LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Police today are awaiting word from the FBI in Washington on a fingerprint test of a woman whose body was found in a wooded area between Little Rock and Conway. Meanwhile, Chief Deputy Sheriff Sam Hallum said he was holding a 30-year-old truck driver who lives north of Conway for questioning in connection with the slaying. The body, tentatively identified by relatives as that of Mrs. Rose Marie Witkowski Dooiey, 3~, of North Little Rock, was found Friday by two boys. Coroner Gordon H. Holt said she died of blows on the head. He termed it murder. The truck driver was picked up after it was reported he had been drinking with the woman in a tavern near Conway Tuesday night. Hallum said the truck driver admitted being with Mrs. Dooiey, but contended she was all right when they parted. 48 Forest Fires Put Out; Two Big Ones Still Burning Forest ranger, aided .by volunteers, have put out 48 fires that ravaged the state's forests yesterday but two big ones still are burning. Jim Talley, fire chief for the State Forestry and Parks Division, said today that a 500-acre fire on West Mountain near Hot Springs has not been brought under control. At one time last night, nearly 13,000 acres of Arkansas timberlands were ablaze. Another big fire that remains to be whipped is a 1,000-acre blaze in the Ozark National Forest about seven miles north of eiarksville. It started yesterday from a house fire. Authorities Probe Delayed Rescue In Dutch Liner Crash SHANNON AIRPORT, Ireland (AP) — The Dutch and Irish governments launched an investigation today into rescuers' delay in reaching the KLM Royal Dutch airliner which plunged into the River Shannon yesterday. The disaster claimed 28 lives — 11 of them American. VETERAN FIREMAN — 0. A. (Pete) Roush, shown above descending a ladder at the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. fire here yesterday, doesn't let the fact that he's past retirement age keep him from the excitement of fire-fighting. He retired last year as an Ark-Mo Power Co. serviceman after 32 years with the company but continues to keep up his work with the fire department. He's a specialist in handling "hot" wires the firemen often encounter. (Courier News Photo) Schools Seek Integration Eight Nations Begin Forging SEATO Chain MANILA (AP) — Representatives of eight nations "that are ready to stand up and be counted in the struggle against aggression and tyranny" today began forging the links of economic and military chains they hope will halt Communist expansion in Southeast Asia. Of the 28 persons who survived the crash of the New York-bound Super - Constellation, 15 were Americans. It was the second crash of a KLM airliner in 13 days. A New York-to-Amsterdam Skymas- er went down in the North Sea ug. 23. All 21 aboard, including 12 Americans were killed. Survivors of the Shannon crash old of waiting anxiously more han three hours, desiHe the fact hat the big plane came down only wo miles from the airport in the early morning darkness. In Sight of Lights KLM representatives and Shannon Airport officials, pieced together this timetable in starting their inquiry: 3:38 a.m.-—The plane took off from Shannon Airport after a routine stop en route from Amsterdam. 3:40 a.m.—The plane crashed into the river near its mouth, within sight of the airport's lights. 5:30 a.m. — The mud-covered navigator staggered into the KLM operational office at Shannon Airport to report the crash. 5:40 a.m.—The airport fire brigade reported receiving an alarm from the operational tower. 7 a.m.—The first rescue launch ATOMIC In the sweltering heat of the Philippine Senate Hall, chief delegates of each government emphasized that their efforts were directed toward the preservation of peace. After the colorful opening ceremonies, United States, Britain, I France, the Philippines, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand and Pakis- LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Several Arkansas school districts are petitioning to "immediately end segregation" and are asking that briefs be filed in their behalf with the U. S. Supreme Court. Education Commissioner Arch Ford said Atty. Gen. Tom Gentry will be asked to me the briefs after a meeting of the State Board I tan began their "closed~ door delib- of Education Sept. 13. Ford, who termed the petitions "premature and ill-advised," said they were sponsored by the .National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. (Continued from Page 1) cial record, summoning Ambassador Charles E. Bohlen to the Kremlin to hand him a note which declared that the U.S. plane had opened fire when two Russian craft approached with the aim of "proposing that it should leave immediately the air space of the Soviet Union." The note said the Russian craft "were forced to open fire in return." The russians contended there had been previous incursions by American planes into Soviet territory, demanded that steps be taken to prevent any in the future, and urged this government tc deal severely with those responsible. Washington promptly fired back a rejection and a note of its own. (Continued from Page 1) had been located there since 1S42 , Although adjacent buildings were in danger of damage throughout the fire, the blaze was restricted to the bottling firm. Dale Dunlap, owner of Motor Supply Co.. located west of the bottling firm, said his building and stock were not damaged. J. LeRoy Huddleston, owner of Huddleston and Co. wholesale grocery firm east of the bottling plant, I said damage there was negligible. j Spread Through Ceiling: The boiler above which fire broke out was connected to bottle- washing equipment and heated water for the sterilizing process. Fire Chief Roy Head said the erations to iron out the few remaining kinks in a collective security alliance. Thus was the first concrete step taken in Asia to unite anti-Communist nations of East and West against the threat of communism. This much seemed probable: the conference nations will not muster a huge standing army patterned after the ill-fated European Defense Community. U. S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles told the conference, "for the free nations to attempt to maintain or support formidable land-based forces at every danger point throughout the world would be self-destructive." That view seems likely to prevail, despite the pleas of Philippine Vice President Carlos Garcia for "a solemn covenant where member nations are pledged to act immediately in case of aggression, one for all and all for one." Garcia was elected permanent chairman at Dulles' suggestion. (Continued from Page D will swiftly follow." The White House said information as to just where the talks with the Canadians will, take place would be supplied later by the State Department and the Atomic Energy Commission in Washington. The president said that through such measures as those he outlined today, "and through knowledge we are sure to gain from this new (Pennsylvania) plant we begin today, I am confident that the atom will not be devoted exclusively to the destruction of man. but will be his mighty servant and tireless benefactor." The timing of the President's announcement on going ahead wit!' creation of an international pool came as a surprise. Aides had given no advance indication that his talk would be anything more than an expression of satisfaction over the start of construction of the power plant at Shippingport, near Pittsburgh. Shawnee School Classes Elect 1954-55 ecome A blaze spread rapidly wher it got | between the ground floor ceiling "The U. S. government protests! and the oil-impregnated floor of this wanton and unprovoked at- ! the second story, which at one tack on a U.S. Navy aircraft en- j time had been used as a garage, gaged on a peaceful mission over j The blaze was fed by the ex- the high seas," one note said j plosion of a 200-gallon tank con-The U.S. government requests i Caining coal oil " The tank was " that measures be taken to subject those responsible to immediate and proper punishment. The U.S. government reserves all rights to claim damages for loss of property and lives and for other circumstances resulting from this illegal attack by Soviet aircraft." Knowland. the Republican leader in the Senate, sent off a telegram i began tossing everything they to the President's vacation head-1 could get their hands on through quarters at Denver saying: j the windows. "Just another note from ou- : , F i r e m e n received assistance | State Department to the Kremlin! 11 ," 01 ] 1 & num ? er of bystanders, in""e I eluding employes of the bottling j KM ] s s i 'i TT ' * • i r • . * t <*• i total of eight streams of water of ™"'vr y r^i^^^^cSr^^ -tn^co^r^^^^ the city's worst since Western JOINER—Harvey Lynn Seymour has been named president of Shawnee High School's senior class for the coming year. Other officers include Pauline cated on the second floor. During the height of the blaze, exploding bottles of the soft drink sounded like machine-gun fire. In an effort to break out second story windows in the front of the building, a fireman heaved a bottle through one of the panes. This brought an instantaneous response from youngsters in the crowd, who Caveness, vice president; Joyce Bennett, secretary-treasurer; Shirley McFatridge, reporter. Class sponsors include M. H. Benton. Crobet Washington and T. A. Patterson. Other class officers: Juniors Betty Lou Simpson, president; Marion Hughen, vice president: Sarah Johnson, secretary; Joe Jenkins, treasurer. Sponsors—Mrs. Mil dred Hoxverton and Mr. Hutto. Sophomores Janice Shannon, president; Jimmie Bennett, vice president; Linda Felts, secretary; Evelyn Musick, treasurer; Sue Wilson, party chairman; Mrs. George Allen, sponsor. Freshmen President. Donald Jenkins; Harper Lee Gates, vice president.; Joe Karace Musick, secretary-treasurer Charlotte Cissell. social chairman; Miss Bertha Browning, sponsor. people who were the first new plane gance and aggressiveness to a point where the breaking of diplomatic relations is justified. "I strongly urge that the Soviet ambassador and his staff be sent home . . ." White House Press Secretary James C. Hagerty told newsmen he knows of "no change" in the President's view, voiced at a recent news conference, that the nation's best interests would not be served by breaking diplomatic ties with the Soviets. Hagerty said he had delivered Knowland's telegram to Eisenhower, and he added: "I assume that he will answer it tomorrow or the next day. One thing I do know is that the reply will not be made public." Hagerty declined to elaborate on this latter remark, or to say whether Eisenhower had been irritated because Knowland made public his telegram before it was received at Denver. He did say he had been asked about the telegram, made public at Piedmont, Calif., before it was received at the summer White House. Auto Co. was gutted and several adjoining stores damaged Jan 31 1948. Negro Deaths Infant Kegler Services for the infant daughter of Major and Mable Kegler were conducted Friday at i p. m. in Home Funeral Home Chapel. By Rev. C. M. Shockley with burial in Burton Spur Cemetary. Survivors include the parents, three brothers and four sisters all of Blytheville. Infant Joe Funeral services for the Infant daughter of Matthews and Clara Joe were conducted today at 2 p. m. at the Home .Funeral home Chapel by Rev. C. M. Shockley. Burial will be in Burton Spur Cemetary. Survivors include the parents. An electric razor and some jewelry taken from the J. H. Hughes residence at ill South Eleventh Saturday night was recovered during an investigation of theft of an automobile taken from Dale Dunlap's garage around the corner at 1040 West Ash, police reported this morning. Mr. Dunlap's car, taken Sometime Saturday night, was located in West Memphis and returned here yesterday minus three tires and with an overheated motor, it was reported. Bar Association Picnic Planned The annual Northeast Arkansas Bar Association picnic will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 16 at the home of G. A. Zanone ot Horseshoe Lake. Crittenden County Bar Association, headed by A. L. Smith, will be host. State officials, members of the Arkansas Supreme Court and county officials have been invited. The Northeast Arkansas Bar Association includes attorneys in Mississippi, Poinsett, Craiehcad, Cross, Greene, Clay and Crittenden Counties. i Have you tried to quit, have you talked to anyone about your problem? Have you admitted you cannot drink? Has drinking- affected your home life, business, health, mental thinking? Have you ever had to call a doctor, do you take a drink the next day, do you get remorseful after drinking-? Do you feel like asking some one after you come off a spree to give you a little help so you can avoid all the things liquor is doing to you? If so, read this: I found self pity- resentment, jealousy, hate, dishonesty, lonliness and despair. Without love without honor, I lied clay after day to myself and to others, made my friends lie for me as I could not face the bill collector—could not face any facts at all—and wanted to be left alone in my pain and agony. I asked myself time and time again, "why can I not quit?' I had tried to quit for my mother, my wife, by brother, by business, but still one drink followed another until I was at the end of the road. At this point I found I must quit drinking (and I had already tried that and could not), blow my brains out, or be committed to an institution. I could not make a decision myself—that is a feeling only those who are faced with can realize. It is more than man can do. Alcohol was the only means of living- in my life and to take it away meant sudden death. I thought). Seven years ago I was in that position. How thankful I am to a man that introduced me to ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS. I found I was an. alcoholic. Next week; "What I Found In The Alcoholic Anonymous Way Of Life For The Alcoholic: HOPE. Box 873 — Blytheville, Arkansas Anyone Interested Invited to Our Meetings Open Meetings 8=00 p. m. Every Friday Night Closed Meetings 8:00 p. m. Every Tuesday Night Club Room over Hardy Furniture Co. E. Main Street — Blytherille, Ark. Box 281 — OSCEOLA, Arkansas Meets Thursdays — 8 P.M. Phones 933 or 889W reached the sinking plane. Richard O'Sullivan, chief air accident inspector for the Irish government, and C.A.F. Palkenhagen, representing the Dutch government are directing the inquiry. Gen. A. I. Aler KLM president, told reporters the plane was carrying 1,000 pounds under its maximum load and that" it had made a "normal" takeoff from Shannon. Nothing: Unusual "The captain tells-me the forward speed of the plane at the time of the accident was 165 nautical miles," he said. "About two minutes later and flying what the crew thought was a normal climb and without noting any unusual disturbances, the plane, on throttle for four engines, struck water. "There was no question of the plane attempting a forced landing," Aler declared. "After the accident, the second pilot did not even realize what had happened. None of the crew in the front of the plane realized they were in the river." Obituary Rites Tuesday For Walter Bunch Services for Walter Bunch, who died at the State Hospital in Little Rock Saturday night, will be conducted Tuesday at 4 p. m. at Cobb Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Carl C. Burton. Burial will be in Dogwood Cemetery. Mr. Bunch is survived by three cousins, Milton Bunch and Spencer Bunch of Yarbro and Henry Young of Blytheville. Pallbearers will be Charles Lutes, Sam Craig, Henry Young, Elton Bunch, Spencer Bunch and Herbert Mullins. Mrs. W. P. Jacks Dies in Osceola OSCEOLA — services for Mrs. W. P. Jacks, who died at her home iere this morning follov/ing a lengthy illness, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow at the First VTethodist Church by the Rev. Bill Scroggins, pastor, assisted by the Rev. Percy Herring, pastor of the Baptist Church. Born : in Sweatman. Miss., Mrs. r acks had resided here since 1927. >he was 63. Burial will be in Vioet Cemetery. Survivors include- five daughters, VTrs. C. A. Strange of Osceola, Mrs. lugene Barrett of Tchula, Miss., Mrs. Y. N. Caffey of Risco, Mo., VTrs. T. M. Troop of Lawton, Okla., and Mrs. W. E. McNair of Atlanta, Ga.; four sons, John Jacks of Osceola, Ed Jacks of Blytheville, Britt Jacks of Rogers, Ark., and W. E. Jacks of Colony, Va., 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Michael Huffman Rites Conducted CARUTHERSVILLE — Services for Michael Huffman, 77, who died Friday at his home in Bragadocia, were conducted Sunday afternoon at La Forge Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. N. G. Shepherd. Burial was in Little Prairie Ceme- tary at Caruthersville. He is survived by two sons, Ed Huffman of Braggadocia and Ben Huffman of St. Louis; three daughters, Miss Beulah Huffman of Braggadocia, Mrs. Mary Greenway of Washington. D. C., and Mrs. Eva ooper of Ft. Dodge, Kan. Rites Conducted For Gun Victim CARUTHERSVTLLE—Services for Granville Cherry of Stubtown, who died as a result of a gtmshot wound last Thursday following a family disturbance, were conducted Saturday afternoon at Graham Chapel near Savannah, Tenn., by the Rev. Floyd Bowen of Caruthersville. Burial was in the family burial ground near Savannah with LaForge Funeral Home on Caruthersville in charge. He is survived by his wife, Mary, and three small children, all of Stubtown and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cherry of Savannah, Tenn. -jrrea Oaa; 0 • M m ^^ We Kept Them Too Long"! 275 NATIONALLY FAMOUS S All Smart Styles All Famous makes Whites and Colors Complete sizes 14-20 Regular 3.95 R. D. HUGHES CO "W/i«r« the Man Who Knows — Buys His Clothes"

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