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

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 7, 1954
Page 5
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE rrvB Shannon Plane Crash Deaths Said Caused By Asphyxiation SHANNON AIRPORT, Ireland (AP) — The coroner's inquest into the deaths of 28 persons aboard a crashed Dutch KLM airliner has been told that 25 victims trapped in the plane's cabin died of asphyxiation from gas fumes. One passenger who escaped with 28 other survivors after the plane plowed into the muddy Shannon River Sunday died later in a hospital from injuries suffered in the crash. She was Mrs. Caroline Platz of New York City. Two bodies nave not been recovered. Eleven victims and 15 of those who escaped were Americans. Dr. William Flynn, medical officer for Shannon Airport, testified at the inquest yesterday that ex- BIG CHANCE-Hildegarde is offering something new to viewers of her Las Vegas supper-club act. Gone are the dazzling gowns she's famous for and customers are getting this view of her. It's the first time she's exposing her legs. aminatlon of the bodies found in the plane showed no evidence of drowning or injury. Thus, he concluded, they suffocated from the gas fumes. Quick Action Adrian Viruly, captain of the plane, said quick action on the part of Elizabeth Snyder, a 25- year - old New York businesswoman, "prevented a terrific explosion which would have torn the craft to bits." As the plane was sinking into the river and gasoline fumes poured into the cabin, he said, Miss Snyder knocked a box of matches from the hands of a dazed passenger about to light a cigarette. The crash of the big plane, in early morning darkness only two miles from the airport, probably was caused by an instrument failure, KLM President A. I. Aler told reporters. Bullfighter Pat McCormick Still Critical CIUDAD ACUNA, Mexico (S\ — Patricia McCormick, 24, of Big Spring, Tex., remained in critical condition today in a hospital at Del Rio, Tex., across the Rio Grande, from the goring she received here Sunday. She might have been killed instantly but for Alejandro del Hierro of Juarez, an ex-matador who trained Pat to fight, bulls. Del Hierro jumped into the ring, ran to the bull and pulled the girl from the horns after it charged and lifted her into the air. An understudy matador drew the bull's attention with a cape and killed it. Ded Hierro said here yesterday in halting English he did not think about not having a cape or of danger to himself when he .rushed in. He said he "had no time for caution." PARLEZ VOUS THE SIGNS. HERR?-ln Chicago, m.. Joan Nicoll shows instruction signs which have been prepared for delegates to the World Council of Churches assembly there. Representatives from 45 nations are attending, their way smoothed by the signs which are written in German, English and French. Expectant Mother Falls to Death In Hospital; Baby Safely Delivered DALLAS . 15") — An expectant mother tumbled to her death from a third-floor window at Parkland Hospital last night, but doctors safely delivered her baby boy minutes later by Caesarian section. Mrs. Elrena Marie Harris, 23, had arrived at the hospital about an hour earlier to have her second baby. She was in a ward with Mrs. Patricia Walker, 21, also there to have a child. Hospital spokesman Rod Bell quoted Mrs. Walker as saying she noticed Mrs. Harris go to the window and stand there a minute. Mrs. Walker said she paid little attention until she noticed Mrs. Harris, had disappeared. Mrs. Walker called nurses and doctors, who ran downstairs and found Mrs. Harris' body. She was dead then, doctors said, but they rushed her to the emergency room and delivered aa 8-pound, 6%ounce son. Peace Justice Pierce McBride withheld a verdict in the death pending investigation. ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (ft-From , were registering, Violet Fuchs, 24 the North, East, South and West, ! barged in, announced that she was the beauty crop gathered here to-!Miss Connecticut and even ob- day and primed as they made; tained the white silk badge bear- ready to battle it out for the "Miss ing the title. America 1955" crown. Also on hand—but oarred from the contest—was a former WAC from Middletown, Conn., who caused quite a stir yesterday by picketing- the pageant because she felt the officials had done her wrong-. Stubborn Gal While the 50 -'legal" contestants Nine Cent Gas Is Popular Item WANTAGH, N. Y. &>— Edwin P. Butterworth's gas station was a popular fueling spore over the Labor Day weekend. Fed up with pressure from his But the officials soon learned of their mistake and rushed over to Violet while she was posing for photographers. Miss Lenora Slaughter, the pageant's executive director, demanded the badge and told the blue-eyed blonde: "You are not Miss Connecticut." Violet flushed. . "I am Miss Connecticut," she insiste. "I won the Miss America Pageant contest legally." | She refused to relinquish the badge, and Miss Slaughter shrugged and said she could keep it. ' Violet stormed out of the pageant the headquarters. She did in a Jso mad I couldn't cry." At least not until she got outside, when tears flowed freely as oil company to boost sales, he was ««•• wne ? tears fI °^ Q lreely as getting rid of his monthly quota at Pnotograpners snapped a* a*. the freak price of 9 cents a gallon, j She Promised she would picke, Five policemen were needed to!*- 6 headquarters, he did in a handle the crowd. By yesterday afternoon the 20,000-gallon quota was gone and Butterworth returned to the regular 25.9 cent price. He figured the sale cost about 52,000, which he said he would charge off to "advertising and entertainment." The rush of business kept Butterworth so busy he forgot to fill up his own car. With his pumps empty, he had to buy fuel at a rival station across the street to .get home. hired rolling chair, on which hung antipageant signs. One read: •'Miss America Pageant unfau- to the only legal Miss Connecti- After three hours in the sun, Violet keeled over in a faint. She was revived by police, who sent her to her hotel in a cab. Enter Dorothy Anne And who was the last of the 50 contestants to register? Dorothy Anne Hopkins, 18-year-old coed from Storrs, Conn., and the beauty Who is officially recognized as the DOUAR-WiSE? TWIN IT'S MAYTAG FOR YOUI 1290S I^~7.,J Adams Appliance Co. Inc. nnouncemen t We wish to announce the opening of our new Law Offices in the Harrison Building, 217 W. Walnut Street, Blytheville, Ark. HARRISON and HARRISON LAWYERS TODD HARRISON — MAX B. 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