The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 21, 1953 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 21, 1953
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XLIX—NO. 26 Blythevllle Courier Blytheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 1953 SIXTEEN PAGES 5 Killed, 125 Hurt In South Carolina * Train Derailment By LATHAN MJMS and ALLEN ALEXANDER DILLON, S. C., (AP) — A 17-car streamliner, bound from Miami to New York, careened off the rails near here last night and piled up a mass of twisted wreckage. At least five persons died. More than 125 injured were rushed to hospitals, many of them in critical condition. Rescue workers continued to probe the wreckage and officials said more bodies may be found. Some of the injured lay for hours pinned in the shattered cars of the Atlantic Coast line's fast passenger train, the East Coast Champion. Skilled rescue workers, called from their bedS] used acetylene torches to reach the victims. Doctors crawled after them, giving Four Dead, Four Missing as DC6 in III in Giant Transport- Falls in Water at San Francisco SAN FRANCISCO W) — A huge airliner carrying 10 persons plung into San Francisco Bay with a roar and a flash late last night—minutes after unloading 44 passengers at San Francisco airport. Two survived, four were killed and four were missing. The crew of five and five passengers on the Western Air, Lines DC6B were on a short, low-level 10-mile hop from San Francisco to Oakland, last leg of a flight from Los Angeles. The two who survived are: Stewardess Beverlee Nelson, 27, Playa Del Rey, Calif.: and St. Clair Shore, Mich. She suffered no serious injury. Jerry Adams, 21, Fairbanks, Alaska, a passenger. He was in severe shock when rescued but was reported recovering at Oak Knoll Hospital, Oakland. Four bodies were recovered by U. S. Coast Guard crews. The dead: David B. Petty, San Bernardino, Calif., passenger. Nancy Turner, Oakland, passenger. Charles H. Graves, Oakland, passenger. Co-pilot Robert Jacobsen, 31, of Whittier, Calif. Graves, 30, is from Moberly. Mo. His landlady telephoned his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Graves, of Moberly. They said Gravf* ,v~; a government meterologist and! chartered weather for the Pacific See CRASH on rase 16 Students to Give Annual Spring Concert Tonight The Choral Department of the j Blytheville Senior and Junior High Schools will present its annual j spring concert at 8 o'clock tonight i in the high school auditorium. | Groups appearing on tonisht's program will include the Choir. [ composed of 88 tenth, eleventh and ; twelfth grade students: the Boys' , Glee Club, composed of boys from i the ninth grade chorus and the ! Choir; the seventh and eighth I grade boys' choir, the seventh and eighth grade girls' glee club, and the senior high school girls' glee club. Mrs. Wilson Henry is choral director. Accompanists ave Emily Damon, pianist, and Ralph Nichols, violinist, who will appear with the girls' glee club. Choir officers for the 1952-53 school year are Tommy Harrison, president: Merry Nell Lane, vice president: Peggy Taylor, secretary; and Joan Earls, treasurer. first aid and sometimes operating on the spot to free the injured. More than 25 ambulances, recruited from far and wide in this Northeast South Carolina tobacco section, maintained a steady parade to and from half a dozen swamped community hospitals. Part of the train caught fire and the burning oil, emergency lights and cutting torches cast a weird glow. The wreck occurred shortly before midnight, 2i/ 2 miles south of Dillon, 12 miles south of the North Carolina line and only about 25 miles from Rennert, N. C., where two ACL passenger trains crashed Dec. 16, 1943, killing 72 persons and injuring 187. 300 Passengers Roaring northward through the night, the train carried an estimated 300 passengers, many of them vacationers returning from a winter in Florida. The seriously injured engineer, B. B. Sweeney of Rocky Mount, N. C., told Sheriff Pete Rogers he didn't know what happened. He said a freight train covered the same stretch only 10 minutes before the Champion derailed. The train's fireman, Charlie Hunt, also of Rocky Mount, died in his flaming locomotive. His body was cut out with torches. Five couches, seven Pullmans, two diners, two lounge cars ami a baggage car comprised the streamliner. Eleven overturned and six remained upright. trapped in. the overturned cars. Joe Dabney of the Florence Morning News, one of toe first reporters at the scene, said the five day coaches on their sides "apparently are full of passengers unable to get out." Leg Amputated Mrs. Frank Hicken of Springfield, Mass., lay pinned in the wreckage for nearly five hours. She joked with her rescuers until a doctor reached h"er with a hypodermic. She was dug out from be- SINGLE COPIES FIVE CEMTg DID IT AGAIN — County Agent Keith Bilbrey (right) and Assistant Agent H. H. Carter examine a tray of goslings they hatched in another experimental run this week. Once again, the two agents * * * * # * They Threw Away the Book— Farm Agents Simplify Goose E gg Hatching Throwing the rule book away, County Agent Keith Bilbrey and i his assistant,.H. H. Carter, have come up with a simplified method of «i i';h,*!' recent tests, showed a hatchability rate ol met with considerable success in hatching the geese, valuable weed and grass control factors in Mississippi County cotton land. (Courier News Photo) JI..LCI. rig guose 6S.5 per cent. Ordinarily, temperature In the Sears, Roebuck incubator which sits in the County Agents' office should be dropped from 99 97 during the final three days of a hatch. In conjunction with this, humidity is raised from 88 to 93 percent during these final days. Bilbrey and Carter just about split the differance ami kept the the temperature at 99 and the humidity at 90 for the entire 27-day c is"ing""reasonabie while those which weren't dipped averaged 81.5. All told, the hatch produced 121 goslings from 182 fertile eggs. Fertility rate was a little disappointing. Where it ran 85 per i Iy. Eight Forfeit $50 Bonds in Truck Cases Bond forfeitures totalling $400 were assessed in Municipal Court this morning on eight violations of motor carrier regulations and one charge of driving while intoxicated. Forfeitures of $50 each were ordered for failure to have cab cards required by Rule 30-A of the Arkansas Public Service Commission. Motor Carrier Division, by Bernard Heath. Dalle Tate, W. D. WiUingford. Dennis Racca, J C. Foshee. Jack Clark and R. D. Head- 100 More Allied Prisoners Are Repatriated; Americans Tell of Communist See TRAIN on Page 16 Scowfrs to Hold Court of Honor Members of Junior Chamber of Commerce Boy Scout Troop 22 and First Methodist Church Troop 36 will appear before a court of honor tonight at the' Jaycee clubhouse on North Second Street The court is due to convene at 7:30 p. m. and will be under the direction of Dick Watson, North j Mississippi County District ad- j were good only for vancement chairman, I average. Awards will cover ranks from I Dipping eggs in water during the Tenderfoot through First Class and | last few days also seemed to pro- hatch. In view of their success, it can can iio\v be recommended that farmers pick up goose eggs, date them and put them in an incubator each day. There is no lowering or raising of temperature to hinder hatching of older or later eggs. One important factor which both this and last year's hatches bear out is that age of the eg;; greatly affects it chances of hatching. For instance, eggs only one to six day." old hatched at a rate of 74.5 per cent. Eggs from seven to 14 day:- old 58 per cent cent last year, it was only 70 per cent with some 260 eggs this year. But the County Agents have that anyone can hatch the heretofore tough goose eggs while exer- care in keeping and humidity con- temperature stant. will include some merit badges. Scouts and parents of both troops have been invited to attend. ciuce no increase 'in goslings. Of those dipped, 83.1 per cent of the live embroys hatched out Inside Today's ' Courier News . . . Missco coaches' series — Charley Johnson, Luxora . . . Red Sox only asset is long ball knocker ... Sports . . .. Pages 8 and I) ... . . . Arkanas news briefs . . . Page 3 ... . . . Markets . . . Page 16 . . ...Society news... Page 4. . . . . Much of opposition ifi sewers untenable . . . editorials , . , reader's views on sewer situation . . . Page 6 ... Dennis Racca also forfeited $50 bond for failure to have his truck properly identified. Ross Longo also wa« charged with failure to have cab card and failure to have his truck properly identified. The charges were continued to May i, with bond set at 550 on each count. On a plea of guilty to driving ' while intoxicated, Koy Clay was. lined $100 and costs and sentenced j to one day in jail. j Roy Piter pleaded not euilij to; drunken driving charges and ' the ] case was continued till tomorrow: with bond set at S122.25. i J. E. Rhodes, charged with wife : and child abandonment, was released and his bond ordered discharged, in an action continued from last Thursday. Many More III POWs Remain, GIs Report Hy ROBKKT EIJNSON' FKKEDOM VILLAGE, Korea (AP) — Accounts of Ba- td.m-style d t- a t li marches, .1 mi-starvation and calculated brutality came today from the second handful of Allied soldiers returned from Communist prison camps. And stories of many more dan- mously ill Allied soldiers still in Rod captivity indicated the Com- nunlsts do not plan to .free all Md and wounded as they had agreed to do. Today's reports recalled the shocked words "incredibly small" uttered two weeks ago by Rear Adm. John C. Daniel, the U. N. nice delegate, when the Reds told dm 000 sick and wounded would be repatriated. The new development suggested hat the Communists were failing ncc again on a solemn agreement. Sgt. Waller H. Mitchell of Gveen- •illc, Tcnn.,. said, "There were luitc a few left In the hospital at he Pyoktong camp. ... I would alher they had come than me. . . . 'hey needed medical attention lore." The returned prisoners said realment improved after the truce ilks started in July, 1951, but var- od since with the tips and downs f the negotiations. Deatii marches over frozen high- •nys in bitter winter weather were reported by two American soldiers. Pfc. Roger Hcrndon of Jacksonville. Fin., and Cpl. Orville R. I Mullliis of Covlngton, Ky., told of j separate agonies in I1.<: and 1951. Herndon was captured in the frigid winter of 1950. He said some 40 American and Turkish soldiers I perished In a nine-day forced mnrch north from Kunu, where the U. S. 2nd Division met disaster In November, I960. Of 100 men who started, only 60 arrived nl the Reel prison, he said See AMERICANS on Page 16 Names of Arkansas, Memphis Soldiers on Today's List of POWs An Arkansas and a Memphis .soldier are Included In today's list of names of American prisoners of war turned over by the Communists in the Korean War prisoner exchange. The Arkansan Is Cpl. Willc J. Patrick, Jr., son of Sir. and Mrs. W. J. Patrick. Sr., v of Ilillemann, Ark., (near Cotton Plant.) He was a member of the Seventh Division and was taken prisoner Feb. 1, 1951. The Mcmphlan is Pvi. Robert W. Fleming:, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Fleming. For a complete list of prisoners freed yesterday turn to page 5. Weather 15 Die in Boot Wrecks MANILA UP) — Fifteen persons drowned Monday in two boat mishaps, the Philippine News Service reported toda. ARKANSAS — Partly clolldly, warmer this afternoon and tonight and in east and south portions Wednesday. Widely scattered showers Wednesday. MISSOURI — Fair north, partly cloudy south tonight and Wednesday; warmer southeast and extreme south central tonight; low tonight generally near 40; ' high Wertnseday In the 70s. Minimum this morning—28. Maximum yesterday—Go. Sunrise tomorrow—5:20. SunKet today—fi:37. Preclp. 2-1 hours to 7 a.m.—None Precip. since Jnn. 1—18,79, Mean temperature (midway between hlnh and low)—49. Normal nnd mean for April—01. This Dale Last Year Minimum this morulnq—61. Maximum yesterday—RX. rip. Jan. 1 to date—19.68. Sewer Bond Issue Plan Takes Lead A proposed $1,300,000 revenue bond issue to finance a new citywide sewer system took a lead in the Courier News' opinion poll today. With 177 ballots received as of noon today, results showed 80 persons in favor of the bond Issue, which users of the new system would retire by paying a sewer charge bused on their average monthly wintertime water consumption. Twenty-four other persons opposed this revenue bond plan, but vfcii in favoi ot some oul.jr'' financing method. A total of 70 voters, however, expressed themselves as opposed to botli the bond issue proposal and any other plan for financing a new sewer system for Blythe- vlfe, The opinion poll will continue through this week and will end Saturday. Only Koreans To Be Freed Tomorrow By ROBERT li. TUCKMAN PANMUNJOM, Korea (AP) — A second group of 100 disabled but jubilant Allied prisoners came back from North Korean prison stockades today as the 30 Americans exchanged yesterday landed in Japan on their way home. Many of the American and other United Nations prisoners who rolled through Freedom Date today were laughing and joking, In sharp contrast to the solemn air of those freed as the exchange of sick and wounded began yesterday. But today's group of 35 Americans, 12 British, 3 Turks and 50 South Koreans told also of seriously sick and wounded comrades still In Red prison camps and of death marches over frozen highways during the bitter winters of 1950, 1951 and 1952. The Reds have said they would exchange 100 South Koreans for 350 North Koreans 'and 150 Chinese Communists tomorrow, leaving 55 Americans the Reds have promised to free still in Communist hands. All of the COS disabled United Nations and South Korean captives to be freed by the Reds are to be exchanged by Saturday, the day See POWs on Page 16 Man Held Here For Chicken Theft Preliminary hearing was waived in Municipal Court this morning by jfiiliei'ftfown, charged with the theft --*tit eight chickens from a Promised Land resident. Under Arkansas law, chicken, stealing is a felony and consequently must be tried In Circuit Court. After waiving preliminary hearing, Brown was ordered held to await action of the Circuit Court. Bond was set at $500. Brown was arrested by Sheriff'i ofiice deputies Saturday after having sold some chickens to Blytheville firms. Mark and semi this ballot to The Courier News ^Indicate your let-lings in regard to solution of Blytheville's sewer problem by voting "for" or "against" _ A proposal to issue $1,300,000 in revenue bonds to finance construction of a city-wide sewer system, with these bonds to. be retired by assessing nach user a sewer charge based on his average wintertime wt.aer consumption: ............................................................ AGAINST .................................................. rj Any type of sewer finance plan — bearing in mind that all workable plans for the system Blytheville needs will cost you something: rj AGAINST Second Vo/ue Day Coming Up- The second Blytheville Value Days trade promotion will be held tomorrow. In addition to free, parking in the business district and $100 In merchandise certificates to he awarded in the afternoon, the (our-cent movies for children will be repeated this year. Children accompanied by parents _may purchase tickets (or tomorrow afternoon's •how at the RHz Theater by paying lour ccnu in »ny of the BVD stores. Samples of the bargains selected for tomorrow's BVD arc shown above. At left — Used tires, complete with tube, for $7.50 each. They'll be available In (1.10 x l(i. 7.10 x 15 and 7.60 x 15 sizes. Second from left — For your yard or porch this summer: steel lawn chalre lor $3.88 each, Second from right — Regularly sold for $5 & pair, thes* broadcloth ^pajamas will be on sale tomorrow for $2.95. At right — Heavy cotton shag throw rugs, in assorted sizes and colors, will bt marked down 25 per cent for tomorrow's BVD sale, (Courier NCHTI Fholoi)

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