The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 8, 1955 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 8, 1955
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PAGE TWO . Spring This Year Is Breaking All Records for Breaking Records By CHARLES F. BARRETT There were also a rash of tor- high. This is his expl WASHINGTON 1*1—Mother Na- nndoes, citlststorms, gales, .and A slight change in BLTTHETTLLB (ARK.)' COTTRIER NEW1 FRIDAY, APRIL t, 1958 By CHARLES F. BARRETT WASHINGTON 1*1—Mother Nature may be breaking all records thl* ipring (or breaking all record!. . Spring traditionally comes In like a lion and goes out like a lamb. So far this year, things have been in reverse order. In the first weeks of March, most of the nation was hilled by a record warm sun. St. Louis baked at M degrees March 10: Dallas sweltered at 94 one day later; It was «1 as far north as Muskegon, Mich. Heat records for the season were toppled again in many areas a few days later. Prutt trees blossomed and flowers burst into beauty for spring festivals. But all this was cruel deceit. There followed probably the worst series of spring cold waves ever recorded. Blizzards paralyzed parts of the North, and continued even through this first week of April. R 6 c o r d-breaking freone.s spread across the South, crippling crops, fruit trees. and flowers. There were also a rash of tornadoes, duststorms, gales, .and some severe floods along the Ohio. In the fourth week of March alone, the U. S. Weather Bureau here attributed 85 deaths and millions of dollars damage to the furies of the weather. The unprecedented outbreaks piled 24 inches of snow on Sheridan. Wyo., in 24 hours this week, breaking all records. Southern New England in April is digging out of a 20-Inch snow, heaviest of the year. On March 27. one week niter the formal beginning of spring, New Orleans at 30 degrees shivered under the coldest temperatures In four years. The same city broke a heat record for the season only 10 days earlier, with 87 degrees. What sent nature on such a rampage? Jet Stream* Weather Bureau forecaster Jerome Namias today blamed those mysterious "jet streams" which circle the globe up to 40,000 feet Theda Bara, Movies First Great Femme Fatale, Dies HOLLYWOOD (*) — The first great femme fatale of the movies, Theda Bara, died In a Los Angeles hospital last night of cancer. She was 65. Although she was born Theodosia Goodman in Cincinnati, film publicists created an exotic background for her to match the sultry, tempestuous screen roles assigned to her by producer William Pox. They said she was born In the shadow of the pyramids, the descendant of kings of Egypt; that her last name was Arab, spelled backwards. Her name was magic at the box office. She was the original "vamp" of silent films, an irresistible lure to her screen lovers, with her heavily mascaraed lids mnd deep eye shadow, her heaving bosom. Fox's movie empire was founded on her appeal. Retired In 1921 In private life Miss Bara was the wife of film director Charles J. Brabin. She retired from the movies In 1921 and lived in seclusion. She had undergone surgery for abdominal cancer several times in the last 18 months and had been in a coma since March S6. Miss Bara came to the movies from the musical comedy stage in 1914-, and after a few minor roles Fox selected her to star In "A Pool There Was." It was one of the big box office smashes of the genern- Likes to Roam, Prisoner Leaves ABCADIA, Calif. W—A city Jail prisoner escaped from police custody a week ago. The Arcadia Police Department received a postcard from him yesterday from Junction City, Ore. He thanked the department, lor the way he was treated and said: "I am restless and have a desire to rove around. Maybe will drift, through there again some day and wish I had not." Officer said the prisoner. Edward J. Ferguson, 51, wa* a trusty and walked off a painting job at the local Jail. He still had 30 days to serve on a drunk charge. lion. She followed with dozens of films in which she portrayed the seductive hcartbrcnker — "The Vixen." "The Tiger Woman," "The She-Devil," "The Serpent of the Nile," "The Siren's Song," "When a Woman Sins," "Rose of Blood." She was starred in "Carmen" in rivalry with anothn- studio which starred Gerakline Fcrrar in the same role. Only 5 Vears Although Miss Bara wns a prolific worker In films her career was over, for all practical purposes, five years after she played her first role. She had made 40 pictures; she Was "played out." But she went to New York and starred in u musical comedy, "The Blue Flame." It was an instant hit and when it wns finished there she toured the country with it with big success. She was mobbed In many cities by admiring crowds. The actress made another film, "Kathleen Mavourncen," directed by Brabin, In 1921, and she came out of rotlremcnt In 1925 to make "Unchastened Woman." Her illness ended her last chance to return to movie work. In the role of technical nclvlscr on a motion picture that was to be the story of her life. She had no children. high. This Is his explanation: A slight change in the wesUo- pattern of the jet streams moved a huge, frigid air mass over Canada. But instead of letting it break out in waves across this country, as it usually docs, the jet streams changed their pattern. They kicked up tremendous .speeds of over 200 m.p.h. Their north-south waves flattened out. The Jet streams. In effect, formed a barrier to further southward movement of this cold air. Meanwhile, warm air from the Gulf spread farther norlh. An extreme contrast dev. loped. Then, like a delayed action bomb, the Jet streams lost their fierce eastward momentum. The north-south waves developed into big peaks and troughs, which began moving eastward. The pent- up air in Canada, long held In a deep freeze, was loosed on the United Slates In a scries of paralyzing blasts. What will the jet streams do next? Nnmlns expects the waves to continue sliding eastward. That should bring more cool air to the extreme Northeast and to the Southeast ns far around as Texas. Warmer-thnn-usual air .should settle over the Northern Plains. This contrast—warmer air in most of the North and cooler air in the South—might continue to act as a storm maker. But weather officials hardly expect an extended repeat performance. Locomotives' Final Trip Is Embarassing DUPO, I)j. f/Pj—The flnnl trip of Lhe last 11 atetim locomotive/; tn service on the Missouri PacUic Railroad ended lafit night In a humiliating manner. They were un- nble to muke it under their own power. The funeral Journey started at Bush, 111., 112 miles to the south, with Lwo of the old locomotives pulling the other nine. Their Bpced wns out to three to five miles RII hour when ana of the double-header locomotives exhausted its wnter supply. The coal supply too was nlmofit none. 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Hasetry, White House press secretary, announced the President Is earmarking the five million dollars from his disaster relief fund pending congressional action on an administration request for 15 million dollars to deal with windstorm damage. Crash on Formosa A SOUTH FORMOSA AIR BASE ifi — A Chinese Nationalist PBY amphibious plane crashed and burned trying to land In misty weather 'yesterday, killing all 11 Chinese aboard. Guest of Honor Dies at Party COLUMBUS, Ohio W) — Party guests talked and Joked around the dinner table at the University Club. Presents were stacked neatly on the table near the guest of honor. Dinner host wai the Ohio Bell Telephone Co. The guest of honor lait night WM Prank R. Coulter, M, «upervi»or of the traffic department. At the close of the dinner, Coulter—due to retire this month after 35 years' service—suffered a heart attack. He died before the emergency squad arrived. Cver/ixxfy Happy MEDPIELD, Mass. (O>) — Ernest Simpson opened the hood of his pickup truck when it wouldn't start yesterday—and found an apparently dead rooster. He removed the rooster and the engine started up. A few moments later the rooster also revived. Big Forest Fire Diliberate!/ Set, Official Claims RALEIOH, N. C. (IF)— Forestry officers yesterday hunted the people who touched off a giant forest fire in eastern North Carolina. The fire was brought under control Wednesday after burning some 203,000 acres. Asst. State Forester Paul W. Tillman said it was deliberately set. H broke out by Lake Phelps in Tyrrell County March 30 and swept 20 miles, burning into Hyde and Washington counties. T!llman said it would take a long drenching rain to completely put out the fire because of the peaty soil. Kiss Was Worth Traffic Fine OMAHA (d>)-Whcn Omaha police caw Mason p. Wagner, 24, Council Bluffs, Iowa, kissing hli fiancee while driving hlz car they decided It conitltuted reckleM driving. In Traffic Court, Judge Robert Nelson agreed and fined Wagner $16 and costs. Then the judge uked: "Was it worth it." Wagner merely smiled. Court officer! said Wagner'* fiancee paid the fine. Wanted fo Die TOKYO l/Pj—A young man killed, himself with a heavy dynamite blast last night on a Tokyo campus. Police said he was despondent over failing his entrance tests. Delta Implement Company and Farmers Tractor & Truck Company Will soon announce the greatest values ever offered in the Blytheville and Manila trading Area on C Delta Implementsjnc. Blytheville 312 S. Second Ph. 3-6863 Farmers Tractor & Truck Co. Manila Ph. 91 YOU'RE MISSING SOMETHING If You Haven't Tried Bobs Gypsy Rub Liniment Here's why MORE PEOPLE ARE BUYING PONTIACS than ever before! con buy a big, powerfnl Pontiac for less lhan many modeli of Ihe icwesi-priced c«s and much less than Gripped economy models of higher-priced makes! 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