The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 29, 1956 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 29, 1956
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PAGE TEN BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 19M 3 Feared Dead As Granary Blast Rocks Philadelphia (Continued from Page 1) Commodity And Stock Markets- New York Cofton Mar 3323 3225 3220 32JO Mav 3554 3558 3554 3554 July 3349 33-!9 3335 3339 Oct 3222 3223 3212 3214 Dec 3229 3230 3220 3222 New Orleans Cotton May ... 3557 3557 3554 3554 July 3347 3347 3335 3336 ^ct 3219 3219 3211 3213 pec '. 3227 3227 3218 3221 Chicago Wheat May .... 826!4 2?7 225" 8 226>/ 4 July ... 208% 208% 206T/ B 207Vj Sep .... 211 211 208% 209!',, Chicago Corn May .... 140l/< 140% 139% 140% July .... 144ft 1441'.,' 143% H4'4, Sep .... 144 144V4 143% 144V 4 Chicago Soybeans May 267:", 268& 267% 267% July 271 271 !' 2 2101,2 211 Sep .... 250 250% 250 250>' 2 New York Stock* A T and T 183 7-8 Amer Tobtv'co 77 1-4 Anaconda Copper 81 Beth Steel 163 3-4 Chrysler IS 1-2 Coca-Cola 1<!5 3-4 Gen Electric 64 Gen Motors 47 1-8 Montgomery Ward 90 3-8 N Y Central 44 1-8 Int. Harvester 365-8 Republic Steel 48 7-8 Radio 48 3-8 Socony Vacuum 12 7-8 Standard of N 601-4 Texas Corp 133 1-4 Sears 33 5-8 U S Steel 59 5-8 Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, HI.. IB—USDA—Hogs 14,500; steady to lower; bulk mixed D. S. No. 1, 2 and 3, 180-240 Ib 14.50-75; few 14.85. several hundred head mostly No. 1 and 2, 190-230 Ib 14.90-15.00; about 200 head mostly No.l •round 200-220 Ib 15.10-15; heavier weights scarce; 140-170 Ib 13.0014.25, mostly 13.25 up; 110-130 Ib 11.50-2.75; sows 400 Ib down 12.2513.00; heavier sows 11.25-12.25; bonrs 7.00-8.50. Cattle 2,000, calves 600; strong to higher on steers and butcher yearlings; bulk supply good and choice steers at 17.00-18.75; small Sot choice steers 19.00-20,25; commercial and good 15.00-16.50; small lot choice heifers 18.75; choice mixed steers and heifers 18.50; otherwise good and choice 16.5018 00 with commercial and low good 14.50-16.00; lightweight utility offerings 12.00-13.00; cows utility and commercial 12.00-13.50; individual head 14.00; canners and Obituary pens in places line this," Purely said, "All thu lights went out. I remembered I had a flashlight in a back pocket and got in touch with two men In the No. 21 bin. I helped gett hem out. I turned off all the switches I could, but I couldn't get to the main switch — it was too far away. The fire was raging and I had to get out." James Pierce of Millville, N. J., who was in .the granary's front office with two other drivers—now listed as missing—said he emerged from the blast alive "by the sheer accident of fate." "There was a sudden flash," he said, "and I was blown under the desk. It sounded like two locomotives striking each other. The blast blew my shoes off. Only the desk saved me. "I crawled through the debris calling to the other guys. But there was no answer. It was pitch black. I was scared. I got the hell out of there." 10 Block Radius It was an explosion such as the city had never experienced before. Pedestrians ten blocks from the scene were bowled over. Clerical workers were jolted from their seats in the Pennsylvania Rail- Road's 14-story office building a block and a half from the blast. Scarcely a building within a 10- block radius escaped damage. The financial toll couldn't even oe estimated. Oeorge Barrett, building supervisor lor the Bulletin, said the newspaper's new plant had sustained damage that would run into "the many thousands of dollars." And that was only one building among scores. Windows were shattered in the massive stone 30th Street Station of the PRR and the city's main post office building, both a block from the blast. Within minutes, the city threw its full emergency system into high : gear. Every available piece of fire: and police apparatus was rushed into action. Looting Mayor Richardson Dilworth sped \ to the scene with Police Commissioner Thomas Gibbons and Fire Commissioner Frank McNamee. The affected area was roped off quickly when several incidents of looting occurred. One of the damaged buildings across the street from the granary was a branch bank. Traffic was disrupted for miles in every direction. The Pennsylvania Bail Road reported trains were delayed as hundreds of curious walked across its main tracks near the 30th Street Station, despite the flow of rail traffic. The actual number of injured could not be pinpointed. Eleven hospitals listed more than 100 treated for injuries ranging from mere scratches to fractures. Other persons were treated at the scene. Through the night scores of fire men played streams of high pressure hoses on the still smouldering ruins. Dr. W. C Grice Services Friday Word was received here today tliat services for Dr. Wiley C. Grice, of Dell, will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow In Marianna. Dr..Grice, 74, died at his home Tuesday. He was a former resident of Marianna and a veterinarian. Services will be held at Flowers Funeral Home with the.Rev. J. C. Nichols, pastor of the Assembly of God Church, officiating. Survivors include two sons, Clarence Grice. Smithville, and James Grice. Memphis, and a daughter, Mrs. Mureil Burns, Columbus, Ohio. For You and You and You the answer is Christ! —Special Services— DR. ROY L. SMITH Speaks Tonight—7:30 "Some Basic Assumption of Prayer" Friday night 7'30 "The Blackest Nile of History Don't Miss These Messages First Methodist Church Main at Seventh Nehru Again Hits Baghdad, SEATO Pacts NEW DELHI 1*1 — Indian Prime Minister Nehru delivered another bitter indictment of the Baghdad and SEATO pacts today, charging they "pushed the world 13 the wrong direction" and "blocked right tendencies" working for peace. In pne of his sharpest attacks on Western military alliances, Nehru told Parliament they represent "a wrong, dangerous and harmful approach" to international problems. He devoted more than half his 90- minute speech to India's dispute with Pakistan over Kashmir, the Himalayan state which both have claimed since they won independence from Britain. The SEATO meeting last month in Karachi urged settlement of the dispute by a plebiscite among the people of Kashmir as recommended by the United Nations. Nehru's government ha's resisted the proposal of a popular vote. Today Nehru seemed to move farther than ever from the plebiscite idea. CANADA Holy Week Rites Still in Progress Dr. Roy L. Smith, for eight years pastor of the largest Methodist Church in the world at Los Angeles, is continuing his Holy Week messages at First Methodist Church. Services are scheduled for tonight and tomorrow night at 7:30 o'clock. The public is Invited to these services. (Continued from Page 1) American and other Western officials. Softened Opposition Dulles reportedly believes that during his recent Far East tour he softened Diem's opposition to meeting with the Beds .of North IVet Nam to talk about holding the election. Some Western officials say Diem should at least go through the'mo- tions although they concede that Viet Nam, like Korea and Germany, probably will remain divided for some time. They say the West never should appear to oppose free elections. On this point, Diem ha« argued that what he calls Communis ter- orism makes it impossible to hold free elections in the North. But he reported is to have conceded that some purpose might be served by talking about really free elections to be held at some future time. Canada's Interest springs from its reluctance to be frozen into a long stay in Indochina. The Canadians have fewer than 200 nationals In Indochina; the Poles there number a great many more The Indians are in charge of the inspection team. City Represented At Merger Meet Blytheville unions were represented in Little Rock last week when Arkansas became the first cutters 8.50-12.00; bulls and veal ers steady; utility and commercial bulls 12.50-14.50; few heavy fat bulls 11.50-12.00; canner and cutter bulls 10.00-12.00; choice to prime vealers 22.00-27.00; good and choice 18.00-22.00; cull and commercial vealers 10.00-17.00. Serving You Best is our Foremost Concern BURIAL INSURANCE LOGAN Funeral Home Ph. S-391! At your Call Woods Drug Store Phone POplar 3-4507 DON'T BOTHER ABOUT PARKING! Have YOUR Doctor Phone Us Your Prescription - We'll Deliver Free! W* Fill Prescriptions From All Doctors KIRBY DRUG STORES Prescription Bxptrls Hubbord & Son urniture Phone 3-4409 CULVERT TILE Concrete Culverts—Corrugated Metal Pipe—Automatic Flood Gatei— Screw Type Head Gutei —Pre-C»st Septic Tanki We Delifer—Best Price* Webb Culvert Tile Co it Ark.-Mo. State Lint Phone OSborn 3-1414 Hunting and Fishing License Complete v Stock of Fishing Tackle | GENERAL HWD & Appliance Co. Phone 3-4585 Sun Vertikal Panel Drapes Lincn-Nylon-Plaitic Phone 3-4863 For Free Cttimatti Hope Young Blylheville, Ark. The Angry Hills . By Ucn M. Url» ® IW5 ky Urn M. Utii. IM by Kianj.m«i>l i How, IK. Dijlritwtiil by NEA. THIS STORY i Mlk. Morrlaon, mm AMcrlcan, bat bee* cauvhl by the GermaB lBv»»lon of Grrcce la 1M1. {••o»xl7 he Micrerd (o dcllTCr • 11*1 af Mamr» to I.on- 4oa. ActHMllr tl nun » eoiird IlMt GrrmnM* will »top at nothing to K«t the lUt. Mllce memorUed the H«t, bat bin mcaix IK cot ofT and he !• !• a Brltlnh nnlfnrm, wnlt- InK to h* r o • B • e d up »• a arUoacr »f war. • • • XI A LONE German soldier edged cautiously down the road onto the beach and stood before thousands of his enemy. The British stared curiously at the. foe they saw face to face for the flrst time. **The names," Soutar whispered, "tell them to me." Mike smiled. "Not on your sweet life." "No time for that," Soutar said. **1 just figure you'U work a little harder at keeping me alive and getting out of Greece, Mr. Soutar." "You do learn fast," Soutar sighed. "We'll argue about it later." The German soldier barked an order in a half-frightened tone. The humiliated, embittered men of the late British Expeditionary Force fell into formations, grumbling. ' Soutar's all-knowing attitude did much to calm Mike. "With any luck at all we won't be shaken down again till we reach Corinth. Drop your passport and any identifications first chance you get." "What happens after we get to Corinth?" "We're not going to Corinth, mon. We're going to jump the prison train." The line began to move out toward Kalamai. German troops appeared, bayonets fixed, and fell in on both sides of the British prisoners of war. "Stay close \o me," Soutar whispered. "If we get separated you are to contact Dr. Harry ThackEry at the American Archaeology Society in Athens." "Dr. Thackcry—American Archaeology Society," Mike rented. Soutnr shoved a hefty roll of drachmas into-Mike's pocket. Crowds of Greeks gathered around the depot and wailed. The gu.irds stretched out in an angry line to keep them separated" from the prisoners. A little girl pushed past the guards and walked toward Mike and Soutar's group. She Held a loaf of bread in her hands. A guard curtly ordered her to stop. The Driiish yelled for the child to go back. She kept coming— the bread outstretched for the hungry soldiers. Another order to halt. . . . She moved on. The guard lowered his rifle . . . Soutar grabbed Mike's arms to control him. "Turn your head— don't look." „ Mike flinched as the shot echoed through the depot. British soldiers in screaming anger broke for the guard. Bayonets and clubs smashed them back into line. Tile loaf of bread rollec to a stop at Mike's feet. Soutar picked it up. "The least we can do—is eat it," he said. • » • THE door to a cattle car was flung open. "Quickly," Soutar whispered, "jump in the car first. Get up to the left front side. There's a small opening near the top." He Dearly threw Mike into the car In a second a fiood of men pourec in after them. Southern Greece is hot. Especially so from the inside of a cattle car. There was a stink of cattle, .soon combined with a stink of sweat An outbreak of vomiting started. It was impossible to move more than a hanc or a foot. After an hour men began passing out But they remained itanding unconscious—there wai no place to fall. In the next hour Mike buckled over a half dozen times. Soutar rubbed his temples and the back of his neck. When he blacked out Soutar slapped him back to consciousness. Now, nearly half [he men were unconscious. Soutar and Morrison alternated .n keeping pne another alive. There were two dead men in the car now. Darkness finally came. By now Mike would have jumped off a rocket to "the moon. "We go now," Soutar gasped. "Suppose—suppose they stop the train?" Mike croaked. "They won't risk it for one or two strays. If they stop they'll have a mass outbreak, and they. know it. . . ." Mike lifted Soutar to hii shoulders. Soutar smashed the butt of his pistol into the screen. It ripped away. "You go first—double back down the track for me; Allow a good two or three minutes for the train to pass." Mike nodded. "Give us a hand, lads, we're going to break for it." * » » SEVERAL pairs of hands were on Mike, lifting him. Mike caught hold of the top beam of the car. The cool rush of night air was like a tonic: Mike's head cleared. He clung to the outside of the car, hoping the train would slow for a curve. But his grip gave way and he was hurled into space. The ground came up and hit him with horrifying force. He bounced and rolled over a dozen times. Mike lay still for a few moments and then scampered down the rail bed. He looked down the line. He heard the crack of a rifle report. Mike didn't move until the sound of the wheels died and all he could hear was his thumping heart and muted breath. Crouching, he scooted up to the tracks. He moved down the rail as if walking on a cloud. He felt good—real good. ... Soutar lay face down. Mike knelt beside him and turned him over. He was dead. (To Be Continued) state to effect the AFL-CIO merger. 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