The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 20, 1953 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 20, 1953
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MONDAY,,.APRIL 20, 1953 BLYTIIEVIU.E (AMU COURIER NEWS PAGE TAKBB Yoshida Fails to Win Majority in Japan By JIM BECKER TOKYO IB—Pro-American Prime Minister Shlgeru Yoshida's Liberal party won 42 per cent of the seats in the powerful House of Representatives yesterday but Japan's political picture was a cloudy as ever. Complete returns showed today that the second national election In seven months gave the Liberals 199 seats in the 466-member House- not enough to form a single-party government. It was a loss of five seats. Yoshida had staked his political future on the' balloting, hoping for a majority. However, his foremost I rivals lost strength and it was possible Yoshida would pick up enough outside strength to form his fifth cabinet. The Communists placed one man in the House. They had none iast time. With only three seats in doubt, this was the lineup: Liberals, 199; Progressives, 76; Left Socialists, 72; Bight Socialists. 66; dissident Liberals, 35; Communist 1; others, 17!» Slightly more than 35 million, or ] 13 per cent, of the electorate turned out. Political observers had predicted that a coalition of dissident Liberals—who split away from Yoshida last month—with progressives and some. Rightist Socialists would rule. Favored to head such a coalition was either Ichiro Hatoyama, leader of the dissident Liberals, or- one-legged Mamoru Shigemitsu, Progressive leader. But the voters turned thumbs down on both Hatoyama and Shig- eitsu's parties. Hatoyama had 39 seats in the last hours and lost ground. Shigemitsu, who put up 169 candidates, saw his strength dwindle from 89 seats. The Rightist Socialists picked up strength from their previous total of 60, while the Leftist* made the biggest leap, from a pre-election total of 56. The Left Socialists, alone among the major parties, stressed a neutral course in the cold war and opposed rearmament. Yoshida himself easily won reelection. Storms Kill 70 and Injure 400 In Weekend Storms in South ATLANTA W»—Pint-sized, tornadoes and a strange, hurricane- like wind battered three Southern states over the week end, killing 10 persons and injuring more than 400. Property damage climbed into the millions of dollars. Countless homes were wrecked. Hundreds were left jobless when the winds devasted an Alabama cotton mill. Three grammar schools in Columbus, Ga., were so heavily damaged that 2,000 children were being reassigned to other classrooms on a double-session basis. In a tragic sidelight, eight persons were killed in an. automobile collision near Jackson, Ga. Four of the victims were en route to Inspect the damage to the family home hit by stiff winds at Monte- zurna. With surveys still in progress, 625 homes in Arkansas, Alabama and Georgia were reported demolished. Approximately 3,500 others were damaged, at least half of them extensively. Gov, Gordon Persons of Alabama estimated the economic loss in his state at between four and five mil- lion dollars. Damage in Arkansas was fixed at about 1 \z million. Georgia damage, confined principally to the Columbus area, was estimated at several millions. The storms, packing gusts of up to more than 100 miles an hour, first struck in Northeast Arkansas Saturday night, dipped into Central and East Alabama, then slammed into West Georgia. Lee County and Siluria, Ala,, and Columbus were the areas hardest hit, although many small communities suffered heavy damage. The baby tornadoes pounced into 15 Alabama towns and rural areas al! told, and the injury reports totaled 127 in that state. Rules for Long Li/e NEW YOR KWj—Charles Eisenberg, a retired clothes presser, celebrated his 100th birthday yesterday and gave this formula for longevity; hard work, no smoking, never go beyond the first drink. 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Orchestra Leader Benny Goodman Collapses Twice in Eighteen Hours BOSTON (>pi — Benny Goodman, one of the nations' top bandleaders. of the 1390-s,. was scheduled to be moved to a New York hospital today in an ambulance equipped with an oxygen tent. He collapsed last night for the second time in 18 hours. He spent the night in an oxygen tent in his Hotel Ritz-Carlton suite. A doctor said his condition was not serious enough to warrant immediate hospitalization. John Hammond, brother-in-law r* the 4^-year-old clarinetist, said, "We don't think it was a heart Hammond added: "The cause seems to be sheer exhaustion from Benny's current nation-wide concert tour. He had only four hours sleep in the four days before his first collapse yesterday." Goodman was revived after an hour and 40 minutes by a fire department rescue squad using an inhalator when he suffered the first attack on his arrival here from Providence, R. I., early yesterday. Later, he suffered a relapse and was placed under oxygen by Dr. Charles L. Sturdevant, hotel physician. Firefighters Battle Blaze In New Mexico ALBUQUERQUE UP) — More than 1.000 Weary firefighters hope to win their three-clay battle to check a big forest fire In southeastern New Mexico today. Whether they do depends on the weather. Since last Friday the men have been racing to encircle the banana- shaped fire area, which now covers 23.500 acres in Lincoln National Forest. "We'll control it today If the weather holds," said W .L. Hansen, assistant regional forester, The Weather Bureau said the gusty winds which Friday whipped this and a. smaller fire in Arizona out of control might return at any time. Hazard Sterility is a major occupational hazard of both men and women X-ray workers. Special precautions, such »s lead shields, are ! used to prevent this. 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