The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 2, 1955 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 2, 1955
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1955 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEW! PAGE rm Arkonsans In Washington Mrs. McCleiian Tells Experience Aboard Airliner that Caught Fire By GORDON BKOWN WASHINGTON fAP) — Mrs. John I,. McCleiian. wife of the Arkansas senator, can tell you what it's like to be aboard an airplane 18,000 feet over the Atlantic Oean when a fire breaks out. "I was never so frightened in my life," she said after finally reaching Washington. Mrs. McCleiian was on a commercial airliner en route from Madrid to the Un.iied States by Wiiy of the Azores. When the plane was about halfway to the Azores, whe said, dense blai'k smoke be-j gun pouring out of the pilot's c:om-.- pan men t into the main passenger section. j Crew members sia ried running j about and a priest aboard even began administering last rites. Then the plane went iiuo a steep i nose dive. It was, she learned ; later, a deliberate maneuver by! (he pilot bui at the time she thought it was ihe end. Heating .Apparatus ' At 5,000 feet the dive was halted > and the smoke began to subside.! Then she learned that the tire: was in the hen ting- apparatus. | Crew member out. and the' plane limped back to Madrid with a load of limp passengers. That wasn't the only excitement. experienced by Mrs. McCleiian on; her trip aboard. i One plane on which she and the senator were flying was struck by lightning. She said this experience was frightening enough. This plane, a military crau. had to make an unscheduled landing t Athens as a result. Then came the furore over flight arrangements for McCleiian and! two other members of the Senate | Appropriations Committee h o w went atroad 10 inspect U. S. bases and defenses. The Defense Department closed the incident with an apology in which it said the senators had made no request, for any them to this country. McClellan returned by regular Military Air Transport Service, flying from Madrid by way of Pari;;. Mrs. McCleiian decided to return by commercial plane — a decision sjie must have regretted as the pliine was making that 2- mile dive toward the Atlantic with smoke pouring from the cabin. The plane finaly put- down again at Madrid alter midnight. "They told us Ihe plane would i be repaired and would take off j again in about '24 hours," she re-j lined. "But I wasn't about to eel! on that plane again." | Had to Borrow j Her dilemma wr : increased by ; the fact [hut before she had taken 1 oil .--he had given all her Spanish; Pesetas away. To make a tcle-j phone call to a hotel and to pay ', her bus tare. :;he had to borrow! Pesetas from the plane hostess. j She said she tried to pay her! bus fare in U. S. money but thej bus driver refused it, insisting on! "15 pesetas." j Next day she caught a plane to; Paris and booked passage home on: another plane—but her troubles' weren't over. In the first place this plane was six hours late. She boarded it at 5 1:30 a.m. { "The doctor had given me a i sleeping pill so I took it after I! boarded tiie plane." she said. "l : confidently expected to wake up the next morning- almost home." But she woke instead, in Shannon, j Ireland, still hours from home. Thei plane had developed trouble. And} then over the Atlantic and didn't] have much gasoline left when it reached Boston. Mr?. McCIellun finally reached Now York and her waining bus- hand some 36 hours later than she had originally anticipated. "I can laugh about it all now, ' she said, "but H certainly wasn't funny at the time." Counter Plan Rep. Brooks Hays (D-Ark i, member of the 1955 U, S. delegation to the Q. N.. has come up with a plan to counter Russia's proposal to admit Outer Mongolia to the U. N. i "My idea is that we can admit Outer Mongolia if we also admit! Texas," said Hays with a veryj straight face. "I'm sure Texas I would be as loyal to the United | States as Outer Mongolia would I be to Hus.-iia." "Of course," he continued, "If we do that we'll have to change Texas' name—I propose we call it Outer Arkansas. 1 ' Hays, who loVes to needle Texans, said his Texas friends haven't yet been able to counter his pro-! paganda. j p- Hays said he found that in thej U. N.. as in Congress, most of; the efiective work is done in com-) mittee. He is a member of the economic and social committee. Hays' experiences include dinner with Russian Molotov. WHO SAID CHIVALRY'S DEAD?—With the temperature down to 29 degrees, a Western Airline? employe lends a helping—and willing—hand to warm some scantily clad showgirls arriving in Minneapolis, Minn. The girls, fiov.-n from Las Vegas, Nev.. to publicize a new flight, seern to have found the airplane healer hose to their liking. Girl fncins camera is Karolee Kelly. Congress made certain the; stripes ,in the flag of the United; one . Slates would not exceed 13 in July j of 1818. The Small Business Administra- 515,000; Flanders Manufacturing j lion announced recently thai for, Co., Inc., Fort Smith, a desk manu-j the Sept- 15-30 period three loans'facturing- firm employing- 25. loan: for Arkansas concerns were ap- of 546,000; and Morris Fowler, j proved. proprietor of a Little Rock press-1 They were: \V. E. Moss Mer- ins: shop employing two, loan of! cantile Co., Star City, a mercan-j 31.300 — which was the smallest! tile store employing: 10. loan of loan approved during chat period. ! Children's Coldsti WICKS VVAPORUB Relieve Suflettni Fast-Effectively with S,ot. Cement Osog. Ideal's expanded plant ot Okay, Arkansas, will almost double present Ideal cement production —provide 2,600,000 barrels of cement per year. According to U.S. Bureau of Mines reports, this is more cement than has been used in any of the last ten years in Arkansas. It is 200,000 more barrels than was used in 1950, the best previous year. It is nearly 1,000,000 more barrels per year than the average annual usage during the ten yeor period. Weal's new plant expansion will cost in excess of $6,000,000. With ffiis additional production ovo/Vob/e by August, 1956, there will be enough cemenf to take care of all poss/We coiufrucrion need* m fa arto for the forejeeofa/e IDEAL CEMENT COMPANY ARKANSAS DIVISION 14 Plant* Serving fhe fVofion, Cooif to Coast end Border to Border No Quick Decision on West Memphis Dog Track Franchise, Faubus Says application or refuses lo act. LITTTLE ROCK W1 — Gov. Orval Faubus says there won't be a quick decision on an application to the Arkanass Racing Commission for dog racing at West Memphis. "In fact." said Faubus, "I don't know Whether we'll even consider it at all." Faubus made the comemnt at his news conference in reply to questions about. Southland Racing! Corp.'s petition filed Friday It Lu TLE ROCK -.ft — Gov. Orval asked the Racing Commission to t Fiiubus .yesterday appointed former inspect -.he track which Southland ! Ul S ' Memphis I Faubus Names • Sam Rorex To Chancery Post- has buili at West and Atty. Sam Rorex of Little Rock as First D;s:nct chancellor to succeed the late Rodney Parhain. Rorex will .^erve until after a chancellor is elected at the November, 1956, general election and takes office in January, 1957. Rorex will not be eligible for the elective term. -.- „...« repeatedly tha' ' . Th ^. Firsfc Chancery District has j no franchise will be issued before! £":?? 1C . U °" , m Pul l ilci ' .Prairie/ Critienden County voters express " "" * their approval or disapproval. Re- then to issue of a racing franchise. Althouhg the petition was not directed to Faubus. the governor appoints members of ihe commission. He has threatened to fire commissioners who don't agree with him on the issue. Faubus has said OM»t gtatw Although Ihe equestrian statin a* Gon. Andrew Jackson in Washnif. ton. D. C.. i« the oldest in th« United States it was not the first such statue. A gilded lead sutue of Kins George III was dedicated at Port George. N. Y.. in 1770, but was torn down in 1776 by a 11.ob of patriots. Later the statue was melted into bullets for the Revolutionary Army, Miracle Cushion Holds False Teeth Tight and Firm cently he added that there would be no dog racing without a court order. An election scheduled in Crittenden County was cancelled facer Chancery Court ruled that public funds could not be spent on it. Later, anti-racing forces rejected an offer by Southland to pay for the election. Southland may appeal its pe:ition White and Lonoke Counties. The district has i\vo divisions. Guy E. Williams is the other chancellor. Parham was serving- his first term when he died recently. Rorex was born near Russellville but, lived most of his early life in YeJl County. He is a former state legislator and prosecuting attornev He was U. S. attorney for the Eas't- em Arkansas District from 1939 umil 1946. Recently he has been serving in for a franchise to the courts if the the chancellor's job by election of Racing- Commission turns down the I lawyers in the court. Cushion* art« tri- of the annoyar.c* anri irritation of loose, badly fount fib* teeth. Sr>;:K esses sore, irritated sum* iiu« to (cose fining dfir,tur«. Applied in » few minutes, makes th* wobhiicst ptacwt »L»,T firmly in place—Riv^s perfect comfort. Eat sn>Uiir.Z — tall:, laiijth —pJate* "stay put." Harmtess to 3TJH1E or dentures. Snug ie-::ners can last, from 2 to « months. Stays soft and pJiahle— do« iwt harden nnd ruin_ p-ate. Petit rlsht out w;-h aiR.Tiics. Oi S!!•..?'brand 'oe^ta-* Chirms rodav! 2 liner, for 'ijiper or lower pia:es Ji.SO. Money back if not iaiUn«4. At all druagisis. at Hubbard's First Showing in Town! PHILCO TV . for 1956 . with Transformer Powered Chassis! Don't Settle for Less! 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