The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 2, 1955 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 2, 1955
Page 7
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1955 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN ? fl V y S S » I » I TO AF SCHOOL — A/3C Lyman Hudgins and William Preston g Brooks, above, have entered the United States Air Force Technical j § Training School at Shepparc! Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Tex. They will train to he aircraft and engine mechanics. Hudgins is the son of E. D. Hudgins, Luxora, and Brooks is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Matthews, Frenchman's Bayou. News ol Men In the Service The additional names of five servicemen from this area participating in Operation Sagebrush, largest joint Air Force-Army maneuvers, in Louisiana, have been released. They are PFC Bobby E. Camp, 24. son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Camp, Manila; PFC James E. Scott, whose wife, Jo Nell, lives in Senath; Pvt. Bobby D. Riggs. 20, whose wife, Lavena,, lives on route 2, Osceola; Pvt. Royal J. Underwood, 20, whose wife, Lauada, lives in Caruthersville; and Pvt. Billy G. Euell, 20, son of Mrs. Gladys G. Euell, Hayti. Lee R. Overton, home on "boot" leave from the Navy, leaves for the east coast this weekend for destroyer duty. He resides on route \, box 216. Otis Wolford, son of Mrs. Otis Wolford of Route 2, Leachville, .s scheduled to complete recruit training mid-December at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Calif. Upon completion of training, the new Marines are assigned to Camp Pendleton, Calif., for further infan- try training, or t.o one of the many Marine Corps schools. Bobby K. Taylor, son of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Taylor of Route 2, Blytheville, is scheduled to graduate from recruit training Dec. 3 at the Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, 111. Following two weeks leave, graduates will be assigned to shipboard: S? dutles'or service schools depending! | on the qualifications each has j demonstrated. , E. Berneil Cooper, son of Mr. and Mrs Earl W. Cooper, Leachville, recently was promoted to specialist j & third class in Alaska where he is' " assigned to the post engineer company at Fort Richardson. Specialist Cooper, a clerk, entered the Army in July, 1954, and completed basic training at Port Ord, Calif. He arrived in Alaska in Decembr, 1954. Sergeant First Class Archie Patterson, son of Henry Patterson, Holland, Mo., Is scheduled, to return to the U. S. from Germany, where he is a member of the 9th Infantry Division. Sergeant Patterson, assigned to Headquarters Company of the 39th Regiment's 3d Battalion, entered the Army in 1940. He arrived in Europe in February, 1953. Patterson attended Holland High School. His wife, Geneva, is witn him in Germany. Pilot of Ill-Fated Jet Tried Vainly to Miss Housing Quarters FAIRBANKS, Alaska W)^-The last few seconds of Lt. Alfred M. Pounders' life apparently were spent in a desperate attempt to keep his plane from plunging 1 into an Eielson Air Force Base housing area. The Monticello, Miss., pilot of an F84 jet fighter plane failed and he and 12 other persons died Tuesday noon in the flaming wreckage of his plane and six multiple-family houses on the air base. A fourteenth succumbed to burns Wednesday. The story of the pilot's heroic struggle came first from an unidentified Air Force sergeant who reported he was strolling by base headquarters when he was surprised by the jet roaring overhead, its wing dipping deeply in a sharp turn. "The pilot was struggling with the controls," the sergeant said. "You could tell he was trying to avpid the buildings." Air Force investigators concurred With this version. They said the direction of the plane indicated the pilot had been fighting to maneuver it out of the housing area. He missed clearing it by only a few yards. The toll might have been higher if it hadn't been for the quick think- ins of Pittsburgh, Pa., bus driver, A.~2C Herman Slauffer, 19. Stauffer was the driver of the school bus bringing 35 school children of all ages home to lunch. He was driving east toward the scene of the accident from the school when he saw the plane heading toward the building with the right wing extremely low. "I knew the plane was going to crash," he related later. "So I stopped the bus and told nil the kids to get out and run back from the area. The kids sure scattered." PARTLY RETURNED The District of Columbia has an area of 69 square miles. Its area originally was 100 square miles, taken from the sovereignties of Maryland and Virginia, but Virginia's portion south of the Potomac was ceded back to that state in 1846. $189 f)07 $AS6 T. Fifth ^Pini I JiPt. Plus Tax 1 {I OLD CABIN STILL mild in proof... yet rich in flavor rt OLD CABIN §TIll SMnl-Weller Distillery. Established Louisville, Ky., 1H9. ^mmmmmmm, I QUALITY • s> Sbeal Cfjrtsitma^ <@ift! mile rhey Last! 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