The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 24, 1956 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 24, 1956
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 1956 BLYTHBVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIVE Engineer Takes Full Responsibility For Train Wreck LOS ANGELES (AP) — The anguished engineer of a train that plunged off a 15-m.p.h. curve at about 70 — killing 29 passengers and injuring about 150 others — has told the district attorney: _^____________ "The responsibility is solely "^ I m i ne ... i blacked out ... I Commodity And Stdck Markets- New York Cotton (13:30 quotations) Mar 3446 3458 3443 May 3374 3389 3374 July 3246 3266 3245 Got 3083 3108 3083 Hew Orleans Cotton Mar 3455 3459 3451 May 3378 3387 3378 July 3249 3263 3249 Oct 3087 3107 3087 3384 3260 3101 3385 3261 Chicago. Wheat Mar .... 209% 210 May .... 206'/ 2 206 ! / 8 Chicago Corn Mar .... 130 130!' a May .... 1331'i 134 209 Vb 2053/8 129% 133% Chicago Soybeans Mar .... 245% 246'/ 4 245% May .... 248'A 248% 248i/i July .... 248 248% 247'/ 2 Sept .... 240 240>,4 240 New York Stocks A T and T 180 1-8 Amer Tobacco 80 Anaconda Copper 68 1-4 209% 206',4 129'/ a 133% 246>/ 4 248% 248 240'/i Beth Steel Chrysler Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central Int Harvester Republic Steel Bidio 153 1-8 77 1-4 53 5-8 44 87 1-2 40 1-2 36 5-8 44 5-8 43 1-2 Socony Vacuum 65 Standard of N J 45 1-2 Texas Corp 118 1-2 Sears 32 5-8 U S Steel ; 54 Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, 111. UP)— (0SDA) — Hogs 14,000; fully steady to strong with Monday's average; bulk mixed 180-230 Ib barrows and gilts 12.25-13.00; over 300 head -Is and 2s, largely Is, around 200-225 Ib 13.25; mixed grade 230-270 Ib 11.25-12.50; some mostly Is and 2s around 230 Ib 11.75; 270-360 Ib mostly 2 and 3 grade 10.50-11.50; 140-170 Ib. 11.00-! 12.25; few 120-140 Ib' 10.25-11.25: ' sows 450. Ib down 9.50-10.00; few smooth light weights 10.25; heavier sows 8.75-9.25; boars over 250 Ib 5.75-6.50; lighter weights to 7.50. Cattle 5,500; calves 900; few, choice mixed yearlings steady at 19.00-21.00; cows slow; about steady; canners and cutters 8.0010.50; although some light canners down to 7.00 and below; utility and commercial mostly 11.00-12.00; util Ity and commercial bulls 12.5014.50; canners and cutters 10.0012.00: good and choice vealers mainly 22.00-28.00: few prime up to 31.00-32.00; utility to good 14.0022.00: several lots good and choice 700-850 Ib feeder steers 16.50-17.50; some high quality 635 and 836 Ib mine ... I blacked out didn't know we were going: that fast." The Santa Pe's two-car diesel San Diegan tipped off the rails Sunday night, 15 minutes after it had left Union Station for San Diego. Many victims were spilled through windows and crushed. "I vaguely recall seeing an orange grove," Uist. Atty^ S7 Ernest Roll said he was also told by the hospitalized engineer, Prank B. Parrish, 61. The reference suggested a mirage because there are no orange groves in the area but there 2 near Parrish's home in San Bernardino. "The last thing I saw before the crash," said Parrish, "was the Fourth Street bridge"—a structure more than a mile from the crash scene. Fireman Homer Smith's version of the tragedy suggested mechanical failure, but engineer Parrish told the district attorney: "No, that is not true. It was my fault completely." An inquest, with more than 100 witnesses expected to testify, was set for Feb 3. Relatives had identified at the county morgue all but one of the 29 dead, some of them decapitated or otherwise dismembered. Still unidentified was a woman 5 feet 2, 100 pounds, with gray- blond hair and blue eyes and with nine 5100'bills pinned to her black slip. "I feel terrible that all those persons were killed or hurt," the engineer told Roll. "It was my first blood in 37 years of railroading.' The engineer suffered possible knee and chest injuries and was in shock. He said it Was the first time he ever blacked out. Operation Jaywalk MANILA (JP) — Police launched "Operation Jaywalker" yesterday and netted 3,000 errant pedestrians, most of whom paid fines of $2.25 in traffic court. Traffic accidents, which averaged 50 a day last year, fell to 15 for the day. Obituary Pemiscot Pioneer Dies At Hospital CARUTHERSVILLE—Services for John Wilson Asher Sr. of Caruthers- vllle were conducted »t 2:30 Monday afternoon at First Baptist Church here. The Reverends Guy Mage'e .and Floyd Brower, both of Caruthersville, and M. S. Lloyd of Hayti of officiated. Burial was in Maple Cemetery with H. S. Smith Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Asher, who was 73, died Saturday at Pemiscot County Memorial Hospital in Hayti. The son of the late William and T.nla Asher. he was born March 9, wJ2, at Paris, Tenn. After attending Tennessee schools, he moved to Missouri at an early age. A 1907 graduate of State Teachers College at Cape Girardeau. he was a school teaclier at Clarkton. Me was married to Miss Myrtle Gillespie Dec. 28, 1910, at Farbing- ton. He ran a general merchandise store at Gibson for a few years and then moved here, where he farmed. M. Asrer helped start the Pemiscot-Dunklin Electric Cooperative. An active Bapusi, ne was a deacon for more than 25 years and was a Sunday school teacher, too. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Asher of Caruthersville; three sons, John of Denton, Maryland, Phillip of Falls Church, Va., and Kennett of Stockton, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Robert Harrison of Princeton, W. Va.: three brothers, M. A. of Athens, Texas, Newman of Paris, Prance, and Wayne of Del Rio, Texas: a sister, Mrs. R. A. Grimes' of Flint, Mich. ,and 12 grandchildren. Pallbearers were Frank Speight, Robert Axon, W. C. Posey, Ralph Goodin, Earl Bennett, and Owen Preston. W. C. HiHis Dies In Louisville W. C. (Creed) Hillis, former Blytheville resident, died at his home of a heart attack in Louisville last night. The Louisville address Is Route 4, Box 24, Louisville 13. Surviving are a brother and sister from BlytheviUe, Houston Hillis and Mrs. Norman Shields, and two sisters from Memphis^ Mrs. Gene Lane and Mrs. J. B. Townsend. Funeral services will be conducted Support Heeded MIAMI, Okla. tfl — A story In the Miami News-Record, quoted State Rep. J. R. Hall Jr. as saying he pledged his full support to the Inter-Tribal Indian Council's pageant, scheduled here In 1957. After the paper came out, a local Indian — well fortified with firewater — came to Hall's office. Apparently on the verge of collapse, he declared: "I read In the. .paper where you're going to support the Indians, and you can start right now — with me." at 11 o'clock Thursday morning in Louisville. Houston Hillis and Mrs. Shields will return Friday to this city. Phoebe Keith Dies; Services 2:30 Wednesday Mrs. Phoebe (Sis) Keith, 84, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Winfield Mick, at 3:30 p.m. yesterday. \ Services will be held tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. at Cobb Funeral home. Bill See, pastor of Church of Christ, will conduct services. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Keith was born near Dickson, Tenn. She lived In Kentucky and Missouri and was married to C. F. Keith in 1900. In 1903 Mr. and Mrs. Keitb and children went to Oklahoma and resided there 18 years. They returned to Arkansas at the end of that time, living in Leachville and New Friendship community near Paragould. She ftioved to BlytheviUe to live with her daughter three years ago. Survivors include inree sons, Sam Keith, Jonesboro; .Tom Keith, Paragould; and Bob Keith, Flint, Mich.; two daughters, Mrs. Mick and Mrs. Clara Keel, Bell Aire, Tex.; and three grandchildren. Delia Crabtree Services Held C A B UTHERSVTLLE — Services for Mrs. Delta Crabtree, 68, of Puxico were conducted at Smith Funeral Home Chapel here at 2:30 Sunday afternoon with the Rev. J. L. Sennett officiating. Burial was in Maple Cemetery here. Born March 21, 1887, at Harrisburg, HI., she died Friday at her home, in Puxico. A member of the Church of Christ, she moved from Tyler to Puxico nine years ago. She leaves her husband, Edward Crabtree of Puxico; a half-sister, Mrs. Mabel Lovan of Jefferson City. With The Courts (Criminal) The following cases have been filed since Jan. 6. Magnolia Williams, assault and battery, appeal from Municipal Court. Charlie Evans, driving while Intoxicated, appeal from Municipal Court. Richard Qibbs, speeding, appeal from Municipal Court. Claude Cheers, driving while intoxicated, appeal from Municipal Court. Paul Blackwood, driving while Intoxicated, appeal from Municipal Court. (Civil) The following cases have been filed since Jan. 6 Fred L. Regan vs. Carolyn and Clay Stallings, damages. James Seymore vs. J. W. Ratton. Mary Lucy Wright vs. Odie Holsclaw, damages. Russell W. Wells vs. Johnny Ounn and W. R. Brown, damages, judgment filed. CHANCERY COURT The following divorce decrees have been granted: Dorothy Mixon vs. Haywood Mixon. Emma Lou Craycraft vs. Roy E. Craycraft. L. E. Potter vs. Goldie Potter John A. Anthony vs. Verdie V. Anthony. Barbara Owen vs. Richard F. Owen. Willadean Reagan vs. Delaine Reagan. Bobbie Wray v,s. Barrel D. Wray. Betty Underwood vs. Laird (Bill) Underwood. Jane Owens vs. Leroy Owens. Norma Helen Baker vs. William ThQmas Baker. Sleep Walk Fatal BALTIMORE (/ft— George Taylor, 55, a habitual sleepwalker, was found dead in his home after apparently falling down a flight of stairs while walking in his sleep. Big Contribution UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (fft— The United States has contributed 53,208,070 to the U.N. Children's Fund as Its final payment for the calendar year 1955. This brought the U.S. total for the year to $7,408,070. No Stripped Gears DECATUR, HI. W) — William Colbert was waved to a stop by a woman in a stalled car. He pushed the car 16 blocks but it didn't start. Puzzled, he asked if she was sure she had the ear in gear. "Are, you supposed to do that?" she asked. Read Courier News Classified Ads USDA (Continued from Page 1) has recovered only $31,000 out ol 5893,864 of claims for allegedly defective bins. The report said the Agriculture Department and its Commodity! Credit Cor. in 1954 bought 54,338 prefabricated steel bins. 8,960 of them at a 1 cost of $4,887,020 from the firm of Black, Sivalls & Bryson of Kansas City, Mo. Many of this firm's Dins were defective, it said, with'parts fitting so badly that moisture and vermin easily could enter through cracks and jagged bolt holes. Super-Sabres to Europe WASHINGTON UP) — The Air Force expects to equip its day fighter units In the European area with F100 Super-Sabre Jete within six- months. The squadrons now are flying F86 Sabre Jets. NOTICE Notice is hereby. given that the undersigned has filed with the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control of the State of Arkansas for a permit to sell and dispense beer at retail on the premises described a's: Highway. 18 East, Mississippi County, Arkansas. The undersigned states that he is a citizen of Arkansas, oJ good moral character, that he has never been convicted of a felony or other crime involving moral turpitude; that no license to sell beer by the undersigned has been revoked within five years last past; and that the undersigned has never been convicted of violating the laws of this, state, or. any other state, relative to the sale of alcoholic liquors. Application Is for permit to be issued for operation beginning on the 1st day of February, 1956, and to expire to the 30th day of June, 1057 ROBERT W. WESTBROOK, Applicant. Subscribed and sworn to before .me this 23rd day of January, 19M SEAL 'ELIZABETH MASON, Notary Public. My Commission expires: 4/26/68. 1/24 REVIVAL CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH 16th and Chickasawba JANUARY 25-FEBRUARY 5 7:30 NighHy "We Preach Christ—Hear Ye Him" WELCOME! Singing that Inspires! Evangelist CARL H. JOHNSON Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church SERMON TOPICS Soloist and Song: Leader A. B. Byrum, Charlotte, Ark. January 25. The Eternal Christ Speaks 26. The Birth of the Savior 27. The Boyhood of Jesus 28. The Baptism of Jesus 29. Morning Worship- The Temptations of Jesus Evening Worship- The Teaching of Jesus 30. The Miracles of Jesus 31. The Praying of Jesus February 1. Jesus On Trial 2. Beneath the Cross of Jesus 3. Jesus the Friends of Sinners 4. Morning Worship- Jesus and His Church Evening Worhip- Why Jesus Is Coming Again IKE (Continued from Page 1) late down payments and repayment terms on purchases of autos, appliances and other consumer items. Eisenhower said "experience of the recent past" indicates that authority "would be a useful adjunct" to other anti-inflationary weapons. By recent experience, Eisenhower presumably meant the six-billion-dollar increase in consumer debt last year—a 10-fold rise over 1954. "Although present conditions do not call for the use of such authority. . .," he said, "This is a good time for the Congress and the executive branch to study the problem." The reserve board often has suggested restoration of the consumer credit-curbing power which was used in World War II and the Korean War. It expired in 1952. Up to now the administration has not supported the request. changing his pusiiiuu today, Eisenhower emphasized that the authority would be used "only when the economic situation demands it and under proper administrative safeguards." Last Major One The report, third and last of the major annual presidential messages, hammered home Eisenhower's belief that reduction of the federal debt should precede tax relief in utilizing budget surpluses he has told Congress he anticipates this bookkeeping year and the next, which begins July 1. He said much the same thing, although with IBGS emphasis in his budget and State of the Union messages. "In view of existing economic conditions and present budget estimates, an early reduction of taxes cannot be justified," he said. "To add further to our public debt in order to win for ourselves a reduction in taxes, which in the current state of high prosperity might chiefly serve to raise prices, would be irresponsible. "Once a budget surplus comes definitely into sight and economic conditions continue to be favorable, we should begin reducing our huge public debt. "Such an act of fiscal integrity would signify with unmistakable clarity that our democracy is capable of self-discipline." Eisenhower called for "early action" by Congress on (1) postponing the automatic drop in corporate and excise taxes scheduled for April 1; and (2) allowing 1 an extension of the temporary 281- billion-dollar debt ceiling. The per- manent debt celling is 275 billions. The President reported that total production of goods and services as 1955 closed was at an annual rate of 3D7 billion dollars, an historic peak 30 billion dollars higher than the year before. He said the personal income of Americans hit another record high, $312,200,000,000 in tile final quarter of last year without what he termed the artificial stimulus of inflation. But the "boom atmosphere" had eased off as 1956 began, he reported, saying: "The scope of the expansion had narrowed and its pace had slackened. The nr-.tion had practically reached full employment and was accommodating itself to a necessarily slower rate 01 advance." He made clear he did not want this to be interpreted as the forecast of a 1956 downturn telling Congress: At Threshold "The past year has brought fresh witness to the basic strength and resiliency of our economy. "We have broken through to new and higher ground, and have feaoBe~d~ ther -ttiresliuld uf a 40ft billion-dollar economy. . . . "Taking recent developments all together, it is reasonable to expect that high levels of production, employment and income will be broadly sustained during the coming year, and that underlying con ditions will remain favorable to further economic growth." However, he left no doubt the administration would recommend tax cuts, regardless of possible budget deficits, if such action were needed to avert an economic slump. He pointed to the "instructive" experience of 1354 when he said $7,400,000,000 in tax reductions bolstered buying power and investment "at a time when output and employment were tending to decline." On the other hand, he said extension of high corporate and) excise tax rates in 1955 helped bring about today's "prosperity without inflation." The message dealt warily with social security. It omitted reference to the House-approved bill to lower the age at which women and totally disabled persons may begin receiving pension benefits. But it renewed Eisenhower's request that federal employes, along with self-employed persons not now covered, be brought into the system. ' The views of Arthur p. Burns, chairman at the President's Council Economic Advisers, were evident in many paragraphs. The three-man council did the basic research underlying the recommendations. GOP (Continued from Page 1) tunity to make their views known. Before Feb. 15 "At the same time the Republican convention, which under such circumstances I hope will be a free and open one, will be able to make a determination based on the views of candidates known in advance of the nominating date rather than afterwards." Knowland predicted on a. Mutual radio program last night that Eisenhower will divulge his second- term intentions before Feb. 15 and, if he doesn't run, will not "handpick" a successor. Knowland said he does not accept the theory that only an "Eisenhower type" candidate can win if the President doesn't run again. He added he doesn't believe the GOP must be made over in Eisenhower's Image. It is the custom, in Illinois to withdraw the name of anyone entered in the primary without his .if....the Candida^ asks that it be done. Gen. Douglas MacArthur, who was so entered, asked withdrawal. It seemed likely that Sen. Jenner (R-Ind) would ask also that bis name be withdrawn. Negro Deaths Rosie Cooper Rosie Cooper, 54, died at her' home in Luxora last night. Services are incomplete, pending arrival of relatives. They will be held in Zion Chapel Baptist Church, Luxora, with Rev. Dave Washington in charge. Burial will be in Luxora Cemetery. Survivors include the husband, J. L. Cooper; a sister, Mary Cooper, of Osceola; a brother, Willie Shipp,. of Memphis; and a daughter, Mabel Mooten, of Los Angeles. Home Funeral Home made arrangements. More for Ads LOS ANGELES (#•>— A New York advertising executive predicts America n advertisers will spend more than nine billion dollars this year —half a billion more than last year. The statement comes from Board Chairman Robert P. Carney of Poote, Cone & Belding Co. The Virgin Islands are the easternmost possession of the United States. 9:30 A.M. RAIN or SHINE Thursday, January 26 AT 1 - Clark Anhydrous Ammonia Applicator li Miles East of Morley, Missouri Having Leased All His Land, Bill Will Sell ai Public Auction the Following: 7 TRACTORS 1—Ford Tractor, like new; with Planter, Disc,-Cultivator and Harrow 3—"M" Farmall Tractors— 1 Super "C" Tractor—1 "H" Farmall Tractor 1—Oliver "60" Tractor with Planter, Cultivator and Mower 1-l-H Cotton Picker 1-l-H Cotton Chopper 1-4-Row Cotton Duster 1—2-Wheel Trailer 2—John Deere Rotary Hoes 1—Tractor Post Hole Digger 2—John Deere Stalk Cutters 4—Mule Wagons 2—Mule Mowers 5—4-Whccl Cotton Trailers with be<ls. l_Ncw Idea No. 90 Bake— 4-bar, low wheels, on rubber 1—Model NCM Case Hay Baler Corn Pickers 1—"Woods Bros. Corn Picker, like new 1—1950, 2-row. No. 70 Oliver Corn Vicker Planters I—Allis-Cliiilmers 7-ft. single action Disc 1—i-Row International- Harvester Planter 3—2-Row John Ilcere Cotton & Corn Planters l_14-Hole Alfalfa Drill 1—Ni-Holc Oliver Wheat Drill 1—12-IIolc Oliver Wheat Drill 1—AHis-Chatnicrs 7-ft. Mounted Mower for WC Cultivators 3— Cultivators for "M" Tractor 1—Cultivator for "H" Tractor 3—John Dccre Walking Cultivators 1—2-Row Mliinc»poHs- Mollne Cultivator DISCS 4— I-II 6 and 7-ft. Discs 1—I-H, 2-row, pull type Corn Picker Plows 3—3-Bottom I-H Plows 1—2-Bottom I-H Plow 1—No. 4, 1-Bottom, 16" Plow, slat mouldboard 1—No. 8, 16" Plow on steel wheels 1—New No. 9D, 4-dlso 1-H Harrow Plow Fertilizers 1—Blue Blunt Fertilizer Distributor 1—12-ft. I-II Fertilizer Distributor 1—No. 100 I-II Manure Spreader BILL BLACK, TERMS: Cash CLERK: Kenneth Stallings AUCTIONEERS: "Joker" Warren Jimmie Warren

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