The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 19, 1955 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, November 19, 1955
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PAQBBKmr BLTTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19,1988 Probe of Airliner Crash that Caused 27 Deaths Begins SEATTLE (AP) — The experts on sudden death mot here today to begin the work of piecing together the broken fragments of a wrecked airliner and the stories of the people who saw it die. This much they knew: Twenty-seven men died a resting •y amidst J. WellLJ'-3C VCU lilvn MIVK " ..--,, and horrible death when a big Pen- twisted meta . insular Air Transport Co., plan bounced to explosive destruction bouncea to exuio&ive ueai* U^HL-H .*...*... ^ early yesterday in the backyard no preconceived notions what eariy yesu-r.iay . . ._ i-bse lane to caused the Miami-based plane to falter two mites south of Boeing Field its takeoff point, hit a tree, a .s up™ «,e S u,,.« U1 .... ..- a utility P° le . and a garage and vivors and the few witnesses who then break up and burn m the! watahed the plane crack up out backyard of the Colin Deann of a suburban home. And 47 othe persons, including a woman and three small children, survived. It Is upon the stories of the sur watciieu MIC pmut ^K.^ ~r . I ~"> ,^....., ..„- .,.,...,. .. -. of a snowv skv that Civil Aero- home. i Dunavant Sr. ami Tobice Dunavant, •• • ----- But sabotage, which caused thci toth of Caruthersville; four daugh- ! tees, Mrs. Sam Payne, Mrs. W, L. their hopes of solving the mystery " '"' Dassencers or pnois. mm me um.\ ~~^-* .."...o .. D — — — sizable remaining Piece of the once office of the Civil Aeronautics Ad -- ....... -- * — -"" lar"e DC4 is its tail surface, still ministration Richard D. CHICKS (Continued from Page 1) vaunted Wilf-at attack to pieces permitting them only 65 net yards rushing Seniors Shine The backfield, both on offense and defense played one of games of the year. Its The play of seniors Bobby Jones, Freddy Akers and Charles Abbott was superlative. Jones, who ranks with the best blocking backs developed by Blytheville coaches over the years, again directed the Chicks' spilt-T and single Jully. wing attack -master- Abbott, one of the best fullback. 1 ; in the state, again led the Chicks' ground attack with his pulverizing running which accounted for HO yards of the Tribe's net rushing 1 total of 145 yards. That gave him a total of 947 yards for the nine-game season. He was also a key factor with his vicious blocking- and tackling. Pass Pays ^kers was at his best with his low, churning charges through the line, his passing and his placement kicking of the soggy ball for both vital extra points. It was his pass to Ed Moore good lor 26 yards that played a key part in the Chicks' opening guar- ter touchdown that tied the score at 6-6. Sophomore Moore ably supported the senior trio in the backfield on offense and another .sophomore, Charles Coulter, turned In a fine performance on defense. Opening" Score The Wildcats drove for their only score ol the game in the opening minutes of the game with Billy McGJothin going over from the one AIR BASE (Continued from Page 1) their families," Timmons said. Ford compared the 461st to a "small town." He estimated that his wintf would arrive "sometime after the first of the year when housing is available." "We'll be Like a small town," he Kfiid, "with one industry. We'll settle down with our families and continue with our training." Operation Sagebrush, in which Blytheville nets as a behind-the- llnes maintenance field for the "fig- Mcuiotmn going over from the one. 8™*"" fo « es ; if > desi S'\ ed to fc ™ ln But after that, the Chick defense ^ound and air forces, to test the solved the Wildcats' attack, both men and ^ et » u i?™?? t from the split-T and I formations, and blasted every other bid the j i a charred backyard rubble of melted and SaltaUtge Unlikely The investigators said they had Mrs. Dunavont Services Today CARUTHEHSVILLE — Funeral services for Mrs. Luella Uunaviuil, 90. of Route One, Cnruthersville, were conducted at 10 a.m. today at the First Baptist Church of Caruthersville. The Rev. T. S. Houston of Elbridge, Tenn., and the Rev. J. H. Hicks of Caruthcrsville officiated. H. S. Smith Funeral Home \vas in charge of burial here. Mrs. Dunavant, known as "Grandma" Dtlnavant, died suddenly at G a.m. Thursday at Pemiscot County Memorial Hospital in Haytl. She had been ill for a week. She was born near here June 16. Ig65 an(1 W!)sml>vrie( i to y % E.Uun- I av . mt Nov 7r 1880 The fonncr Miss uidla Dunavant was a Baptist for j many veal . Si she ' two sons. Robert L. More Polio Vaccine Is Released WASHINGTON (fl'i—A total of 1,773.485 cubic centimeters of Sulk aiitipolio vaccine, most newly released and some reallocated, is now available. The Public Health Service an- noum-ed hust night that 1,592,400 to.s—enough for that many innocu- latiom—is ready for immediate use. together with 28.692 ccs from previously underestimated allocations and 152.393 ccs not used in areas to which it was originally assigned. The service's latest action brings to 12,442,437 ccs the total vaccine released for children under 15 and expectant mothers. An additional 13.542,441 ccs have pone to the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis for its free inoculation program for children who \vere first and second grade pupils last spring. RACING -„„ „ _. Auerbach, special agent in charge of the Seattle Federal Bureau of Investigation Office, said his office had found nothing to indicate the likelihood of sabotage. Engines Failed Two men who watched the plane's final few yards of flight, said its engines were failing and one had even quit. E. J. Rice who was close enough to feel the heat of the flames when the plane's heavily loaded gas tanks exploded with dreadful results said the engines were "poppin' and sputtering." Herbert Gardiner said one of the engines sounded flat and no exhaust was visible from another. Fred Hall, copilot from Miami, agreed one engine had given trouble "right after the takeoff." But, he said, "the other three engines were functioning perfectly. That's enough to get that type of plane up without too much trouble." He couldn't say, though, why the plane begun to settle in a matter of seconds fter the takeoff instead of gaining the altitude it needed so badly to clear the hill south of the runway. Rites Thursday ForJ. F.Howard CARUTHERSVILLE—services for John Franklin Howard, who moved from here to Paragould a month ago, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Smith .Funeral Home with the Rev. J. L. Sennett of Caruthersville officiating. Burial was in Maple Cemetery here. Mr. Howard, 36, was killed near Paragould Sunday morning. According to Associated Press, his brother- in-law, Erwin Wiseman, 42, is accused of shooting him after a drinking spree. . Mr. Howard was barn at Cottonwood Point near here Jan. 2, 1919. He attended schools at Luxbra, Ark. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. John Howard: two step-sons, Raymond and Raygene, all of Paragould; his mother, MLS. Angle Peacock, 'and his step-father, Murry Peacock, both of Caruthersville. Mrs. Raglond Buried Today OSCEOLA — Services for Mrs. Tommy Hagland Sr., 50, were conducted at 2 p.m. today in First Baptist Church by the Rev. Percy Herring. Burial was in Bassett Cemetery with Swift Funeral Home in charge. She died yesterday afternoon after ti long illness. Surviving are one son, Tommy RnEland Jr., a .student at Memphis Slate College; one daughter, Mrs. Louise Heaton of O.sceola; three brothers Burl New.som of Greenville. Miss., and Fred Delrnar and Charles MAYOR -(Continued from Page 1) .the word 'fraud' in any way. •Further, I would like to publicly state that in any event and in whatever capacity, I will continue to work for the best interests of Bly,- theville during these years ahead, just as I have during the years I served the people as mayor." Explosion Razes Fraternity House INDIANAPOLIS (/Pf—An explosion demolished the $155,000 Sigma Chi fraternity house at Butler University here early today, slightly injuring seven persons. Firemen and police said the 5- year-old three-story brick building was a total loss. They said a 1,000 gallon hot water tank, installed only Friday, exploded. University officials had relaxed the fraternity's nightly curfew Friday night for a dance, and many members were away. Eleven members and the house mother were in the house at the time of the explosion. More than 20 students live there. Newsom of Slaughter, Miss., and two grandchildren. Ed Larimer Dies In Kennett Home Word was received here today of the death in Kennett, Mo., yesterday of Eel Latimer, 83, father of Mrs. L. R. Baker, former Bfythe- ville resident. Mr. La timer, who made his home here with his daughter until about two years ago, died at his home in Kennett. The body was shipped to Mt. Calm, Tex., for burial. 'Cats made to score, They were stopped once on the Blytbevilte 32 in the second quarter and again on the 17 in the opening minutes of the first period to score their only pass completion, good for 54 yards from pesnell to Gaston, put them, in scoring position. Slim Lead Blytheville came back In the final minutes of the first period ot score and take a one-point lead. Jones sneaked over from the one after the Chicks drove from their own 30 following El Dorado's kickoff. Abbott and Akers spearheaded the drive with the 2(i yard pass from Akers to Moore moving the Chicks to the El Dorado 13. Abbott powered to the one from where Jones scored. Akers kicked extra point. Most of the rest of the game centered around the defense until after the Chicks held on the great goal line stand in the- fourth. 13 Plays Then, after an exchange of punts, the Chicks started from their 33 and drove in 13 plays to the chinch- ing touchdown. Abbott took a reverse handoff from Akers and slashed the final 13 yards for the score with a minute-and-a-half remaining in the game. It was the eighth victory of the year ,for the Chicks and the one they w;int?rl most dearly to win, Only H few hundred fans brave. the cold and rain to .^ee the game. Eight members ol the team were playing their last football game foi the BIytheville Hi^h and they made it their ljc>t. They were Jones Akers. Abbott, Hodge, Bratcher, Rounsnvnll, Gee and Ratliff. In New Mexi In tills "war" a demilitarized zone .ia.s been established roughly along j a line from New Orleans to Dallas, j Forces on the north of the line ; are United States' armies. Those on j the south ;iie the "aggressors". For ! the purposes of the maneuvers, sly- • thevillo AFB is not in Arkansas, but i in Now Mexico. i Being "tested" is a mild description of the work Ihe hollow-eyed j group of flying otjicers nnd men! of the 461st are doing. Continuous i missions are being flown—some dur- • ing the nearly ground-aero weather j of yesterday—against the enemy (In ] this, the United States.) To date the "aggressors" are win- ; ning the "war" Ford explained.'They i have bombed Little Rock and Mem- • pliis and points east effectively, j "But our time is coming," the col- i onel explained. "Soon, we'll be get- ! Ung it." ! The current phase is scheduled to ; , be completed Nov. 28. A period ol , i regrouping will follow until Dec. 6. j when the final phase of critique j will be entered. Ford's -16lsL and tlie 432nd rccon- nuisance wing, here as temporary '. guest from Shaw AFB, S.C., will leave after the final phase get.s underway. FARM LOANS Six Star Feature L \o brokerage fees to pay i. Long Uwe law interest i, Ni .stock to purchase S. An opportunity to establish credit with a large insurance Co. that Is and has been for many years a per- mnncnt lemlor in this lerri- Viry rate 5. We pay the appraisal and attorney fees 6. Quick scrrice, fast closing. We close loans before most companies make their inspections. For Information, See, Call or Write LOGAN FINANCE CORP. l.ynrh RuiUUng Blythevillc. Ark. Phone 2-^03 Exclusive Agent for American United Life Insurance O Diplomatic Hike LONDON </(')—Moscow radio soul today Russia and Syria have agreed to raise their respective diplomatic missions from legations to embns- BlCfi. RADIATOR WORK Boiled Out Repaired Flo Tested Re-cored ALL WORK GUARANTEED GROVER'S RADIATOR WORKS M Cl. Ukc Are. Mi. 1-fMl DELTA CLUB Highway 18 West Sunday Nile, Nov. 20th, 9:00 -til Presenting YANCY BEALE ST. ORCHESTRA = Delicious Steaks, Chicken, Seafood = ~ - ;—- — •-- = For R«servations Call 3-9932 or 3-6984 Admission $.50 Per Person {Continued from P»ge 1>) Memphis and the other on the Hot Springs horse racing franchise. Fiiubus had warned the commission Thursday not to grant a permit to the dog track, recently completed at a cost of Sl.GOO.OOO, and lie wanted the Oak'.awn Jockey Club to regain the horse racing permit. Over Horse Franchise Payne told reporters he felt the dismissals were prompted by the horse racing dispute, in which two other groups are trying to get the permit because the ,dog irack wouldn't have gotten a franchise.' "The governor didn't know whether the commission would go along With him on the Oaktawn franchise or not." Payne commented. Faubus' action was announced to aboul 200 people, who had crowded into the governor's re-j cepnon room at the capitol. by Revenue Commissioner J. Orville Cheney. "The commission has been dis- silved." said Cheney. "We don't! have a commission and there willj be no meeting today." j None of the commissioners was present for Cheney's statement, but the gathering included former Gov. Sid McMalh. attorney for the Eastern Racing Association, which! is seeking the horse racing iran-j chise: John G. Cella, president ofi the Oaklawn Jockey Club; Cecil| Edmonds, president of Southland | Racing Corp., builder of the West 1 Memphis dog track. The third bid for the horse franchise was made by a group which never has been identified. , At the news conference, Faubus i told reporters he was in no hurry j to name a new commission, buti added: "I anticipate that there will be horse racing at Hot Springs next year." This would indicate that he will act quickly to fill the vacancies, since the 31-day spring meeting is to open in February. In the dog track controversy, Faubus has said repeatedly the commission shouldn't grant a per-1 init to operate it unless the voters! Memphis approved of the track in! of Crittenden County nnd Westj a local option election. On Thurs-l day, he state flatly that he was! opposed to dog racing anywhere in Arkansas. East Germany's Troops Meeting A-War Needs BONN, Germany i.-Vi—Western intelligence sources say Reel army tit- visions in East Gmnany have been streamlined for atomic war!'tire. The 22 divisions i» the Soviet zone have been trimmed to an average .strength of 7.000 instead of 10,000 men, these sources said yesterday. Small, highly mobile comb.U groups are believed better able to survive in atom-bombed areas than massive formations, IKE AIC Children Stone British Police NICOSIA, Cyprus f/Pj—Some 300 school children stoned British troops and police at Larnaca today. A security officer and -a British soldier \vere 'injured slightly. Authorities broke up the demonstration. A new outburst of bombings and shootings erputed yesterday and British authorities blamed the violence on nationalist terriorists. Two British sergeants were killed when a time bomb exploded at Kykko camp outside Nicosia. (Continued from Page 1) ments (of East Europe 1 ) are facing j rising pressure," he said. "Many within the satellite countries believe thai the 'Spirit of Geneva 1 means thai they are entitled to more tolerance and to governments more responsive to the needs and aspirations of their own nation." The whole tone of Dulles' presentation was cairn and without rancor. Looking to the future j Dulles said ihero was hope the proposals put forward by the United States. Britain and France and shunned by Russia might some day be the basis for East-West agreement. Won't Change Policies "Of course," he cautioned, "the Soviets will not change their policies if they believe that the free world is going to fall apart. That is why continuation of the present pnr.mershin of the independent nations is indispensable to a peaceful solution of present problems." Dulles' accent on the positive side of the two Geneva conferences was to be carried forward in meetings he was expected to seek shortly with key members of, Congress. ! Dulles hinted the direction he ex- r :cts to take in i sweeping foreign policy review shaping up. In savins; no radical defense or foreign aid changes contemplated, he commented some "reinforcing" here and there might be indicated. He put it this way: "Our steady, policies have proved their worth. We believe in holding fast and reinforcing that which has proved good." AH in all. Dulles seemed to be acknowledging that relations with the Russians were back where they were before the summit conference, except {hat the name-call- ins? had been dropped. He said it would have been easy to sign a phony agreement. But this, he said, would "have ^iven an illusion of a meeting of minds where none in fact existed." Bv shunning such a deal, he said me Western foreign ministers m t\ h e improved the prospects for real agreements in the tuture, (Continued from Page W tion. , And still another phase will bfi cU 1 voted to agriculture, he slated, in Hie hope that, at least in some instances, the state's lunricullural economy will lead to industry and, conversely, thai some types of industry could lead to expansion of agriculture. Mayor \VeU-omes The center has been m operation only four months and is really j use- getting started, he explained. Miiyor E. R. Jackson was on hand to welcome the guests at yesterday's .session along with iMayor Butler ot Osceola and B. A. Lynch, who Is a member of the Committee of One Hundred, ihe state's grass roots industrial group. N. A. Kirchoff, industrial agent for the Frisco, presided over the dinner session, Other AIC members on hand included E. B. Thomas, Ark-Mo Power Co., Blyihcville; I. J. Steed, director of Arkansas Economic Council-State Chamber of Commerce; Frank Cantrell. managing director of the AEC-SCC; Arthur Emmerling, industrial engineer of Little Rock; J. W. iMahaney. Frisco director ol industrial development; Jack Taylor, Missouri Pacific industrial development; Jack Taylor, Missouri Pacific industrial agent, and Carl Bagby, Cotton Belt's industrial agent. SOVIET (Continued from Page 1) .long red carpet to see the largest MOSCUQ in India. Jama Masjid, and viewed the 700-year-old victory tower which has been rebuilt by various imperial rulers over the centuries. Today's crowds were more modest than the throngs on hand to greet the Russian visitors yester- ay. Prime Minister Nehru did not accompany them on their three-hour tour. Front pages in all New Delhi newspapers today were filled with reports of the "unprecedented" welcome given the Soviet leaders. The ru-ssian delegation will go from India to Burma and Afghanistan on their 5,000-mile tour of Southeast Asia. Mother Killed Saving Children LOS ANGELES (-1') — A bravo moliiiT nwnkcnliiB to '>»d lier lloma in Humes, slu-plierdcd four of her six children to safety early today but lost her own life together with her youngest son when she returned or him. The sixth child jumped safely from a srcond-siory window. Firemen reported that Mrs. Virginia Labor Cormier. 34, five sons imd a dnuRhter were trapped on the second floor. Mrs. Cornier awakened the terrified children, running in age from 5 to 15. and started them through Hie flames nnd smoke. One, 14- yrar-old Norben. leaped. All tha i-esL followed mother. But when she gal outside, 5-year- old David was missing. Mrs. Cormier dashed back into the flaming home. When firemen brought the fire under control, they found ihe bodies in an upstairs bathroom. The mother's arms are around the son. New Charge Leveled at Smog LOS ANGELES «") — Southern California smog has been blamed for something new. E. R. Murray, whose home is Kenifield, Calif., near San Francisco, has presented to the Los Angeles City Council a claim (or S147.50 damages which he said the smog did to his automobile ,his eye glasses and his nerves. The smog, he said, caused his automobile to change color while he was driving recently between Hinu- ington and Malibu beaches. Ha blamed it for S30 damages to his glasses, which were broken; S90 for a new auto paint job. The nervous tension he appraised at 527.50. The council hasn't acted. Costly Oversight LONDON' W>—Mrs. Evelyn Ber^ ger hid jewelry valued at 2,000 pounds S3,600 in a waste basket when She went au'ay for the weekend, but she forgot to tell the maid. Employes at the neighborhood incinerator now are looking for the jewels as they shovel trash into ths furnace. FREE With SHIBLEY'S BEST Flour At Your Favorite Grocer's BUY 50 Ibs. Shibiey's Best 25 Ibs. 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That's because Savings Bonds are cashable anytime after the first two months if tha need should arise. Why not see him today. Get the full story on how bright your future can rw when you save the U.S. Savings Boodt way! MM U. 1. Govtrnmtnt dd«( not poy few thU odvorliting. Th* Tf*oiury D«parlm*nt thonki, for th*)r patriotic (tonattoiu, HM AriwtMng GwwM end Bfytbcvillt Courier N«wi

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