The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 26, 1947 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 26, 1947
Page 12
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BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) 1 COURIER NEWS .WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1947 Receivers Okay M.& A. Proposal Plan Submitted by Rock Island Linn To Manag* Idle' Road BY BOB MOWN (Vmtt*t Fn*> Stall Correspondent) UTTLZ'ROCK, Ark., Nov. X.— (DP)—Co-receivers of ths idle Missouri and Arkansas railroad have s'-bmi(t*d the so-called "Rock Is- Und plan" to the Interstate Commerce Commission with a recom m«nd>tion that it be adopted. J. B. Lambert of Helena, one of three meu named as receivers by Federal Judge John Miller, said here today that the plan has been submitted and that the ICC has delayed until Dec. 31 the date for submission of all briefs in prolonged hearings on abandonment of the submission of all briefs in prolonged hearings on abondonmcnt oi thS line. Eastern owners asked the ICC permission to junk the railroad after it became strikebound » year ago last September. The receivers' report said that the Rock Island plan offered efficient management and would give service to a greater portion of the lines than any other proposal. Suggested liy officials of the Clii- • cage, Rock Island and Pacific railway the plan provides for operation of the short line from Scllg- man, Mo., to Helena. Ark., under supervision oi the Rock Island. It calls for abandoning a segment of the road from Searcy to Blandy, Navy's Atomic Admiral, Buckles Down fn New Assignment After Making Bikini Tests By DOUGLAS l.ARSEN . NEA Staff Cormpondeat WASHINGTON, Nov. 12. (NEA) — Admiral William Henry Turnell "Spike" "Clow - the - Ri>«e" "Buck" Blandy is his full name.' He got, the first three from his parents — after his grandfather. "Spike" was picked up at Anna- polls. "Close-lhe-Rang«" was hung on him during the pre-lnvaslon bombardmen of Iwo Jhna, when he wns constantly pushing his ships closer to the enemy's land batteries. "Buck" he adopted for himself when lie was selected to run the atomic bomb tests at Bikini. Getting a nickname with each new job Is consistent with his habit of attacking each new assignment as though it were the most Important one In the world. And besides enthusiasm, Blandy has brought a keen mind, imagination and hard common sense to every Job he has done in the Navy. Close associates like the label "atomic admiral" which he also picked up at Bikini, to describe his career. Although 11 was Bikini I that llrst focused national attention on him. Blandy had displayed atomic qualities long before that] bomb was made. 1 At start of the war he was, jumped over 100 senior officers and made the youngest line of- j fleer and chief of ordinance. Al- I though his name was last on the list of officers eligible for Chief of Naval Operations, because of his tender age of 57, observers think he's now up with the top candidates Blandy has resisted every tendency to become a "battleship ad- ntrnl." A 'battleship admiral is » term for those who are too slow o accept new lievelopmentV he says. "I am going to try to be an •atomic-and-gulded missiles admi- . ral.' We must keep our minds open | and stay prepared. The trick Is to make necessary shifts and changes promptly and willingly." Magnolia Votes Against Use of Parking Meters MAGNOLIA, Ark., Nov. X. (UP) — Vot*r» of Magnolia have rejected the propoced installation of parking meters on downtown streets. The vote yesterday was 138 for to KG against tht propowl.- Chewlnf Cum In School O. K. POLK, Neb. (U!>>—Norma Nelson, school teacher, told her seventh and eighth grade pupils they could chew gum during school hours. "I think chewing gum often relieves She outlawed gum. popping of bubble Hero Ke-Eiillsti COLUMBUS, O. (UP)—Cpl. Edward A. Bennett, one of three llv- Congrrvjslonal Medal of Honor In Warld War II, Is back in the army. He re-enlisted here and was a^ signed to recruiting service Ui Cincinnati. nerve strain," Miss Nelson said, ing Ohio men who received the With the Courts Chancery Phllline. Pishtr- Whejfe ys Wil- lam.Q. IwHeat Jr., suit for seper- atiTmaintenance. Circuit r." Fisher vs. Garth Castllo. et al. suit for 12,200, as commission on real e' 'Jit< deal. . Read Courier New* Want Adi. ADMlllAL WII.I.IAM II. f. KLANDV: His other Raine," and "Buck." <v IT'S TIME TO EAT ""RUSTIC INN New Hours: 11 a.m. til 12 p.m Ing the war wn-s keeping Amcr- i lea's two-ocean navy armed with | the most efficient weapons obtain-.' able. But he managed also to see plenty of shooting In the Pacific. | Just before the Invasion of Sal- I pan In 1044 he became commander of an amphibious task group. His first Independent action demontrat- cd valor and quick thinking. Original plans called for him to land the Army's 27th Division on a relatively safe beach, some time aftei the Marines had been landed on another bench. Dut the Marines ran Into unexpected trouble and needed immediate re-inforcement. Blandy'i;* chief contribution dur- On an Instant's notice. Blnncly ' _ changed tho elaborate plans and with cool cunning ami daring moved and a son, William Purnell. Christmas Trees \ Holly & Mistletoe \ I Cedars—Any Style \ ^Special Pricei to BuiineM firms, ; Churchei and Sehooh :' Place Your Order How! \ Morelond's \ ^ MUSIC STORE ' .Phone 4222 115 So. 2nd We will be Closed All Day Thanksgiving B o o N E CLEANERS Read Courier Newi Want Ada. New Theater Manila's Finest Shows EVKRV NIGHT Box Opens JVeek Days 7:M Matinee Saturday & Sunday Sat. -Sun. 1 p.m. Cont. Showing Wednesday & Thursday" "CYNTHIA" wild Elizabeth Taylor :uul Mary Aslor Also Shorts Friday 'Along the Oregon Trail" A Republic 1'icture with Monte Hale Also Shorts I rV \J 5 • Or severa _. r j • Ijers. h Fine roods! IUock — I by se Whcatlcy with old rails and other equipment being salvaged lor maintenance o( the line, The receivers limated the value of salvage at $316.265. Service would b« tri-wcckly. The report saUl (hat the Rock Island estimated monthly costs of operations would be $44,001 a month before income tax. The receivers estimated monthly revenue at $85,961. leaving a net profit of $41,054 u month. Other proposals .submitted al various times during the past 12 months Included the so-called "truck ,line operation on rails" suggested hy several Little Rock men. The rccelv- lowever, recommended only the Island plan and the operation by segment proposal. Our Store / Closes at Noon on Thanksgiving WOOD'S DRUGSTORE the. Army right In behind 'the Marines under heavy Jnp lire. During the action off Okinawa Blandy insisted on holding conferences on deck where he could watch what was going on. It was at the pcnk of the Jap kiun^knzc attacks. Whenever It appeared that nn enemy plnne was Betting through, ev- cr'ybo'dy would hit the deck. This didn't interrupt Blamly's dictation He would continue while lying flat on his stomach. Only once, when kamikaze missed his ship by a few .scant yards, did Blandy pause to remark: ••Rotten pilot." Blandy seldom indulges in hu- ijrr C-UL assJctutcs say this Is due , to reserve rather than to humor- ' lessncss or austerity. Steel blue eyes, always keenly alert and^penetrating. are his outstanding feature. A trim igure and a quick cat-like st%» give him the appearance of a man mich younger than he Is. One of Blatidy's most Important assets is n capacity for Jlplomacy. Barked orders and loud commands •uen't his way of dealing with sub- >rrHiiates. He doesn't throw his eight around. He relies on a quiet, firm manner, with a pleasant word. He gets along with almost anybody. He handled Inventors adroitly during the war. All kinds of cruckj- pots were trying lo sell him new weapons. He listened pntiently to as many as he could and Issued instructions that none should be turned away without a hearing. HC would say "We want them to feel free to come back. Today their Idea might be screwball. Tomorrow they might turn up with something which will save a lot of lives." Blandy is a native of New York City. After three years at the University of Dele\vare he entered Annapolis in 1909. He was graduate* at the top of his class. He says "It wns just a slow hent." During World War I he serve aboard the U. S- S. Florida. O his way up the ladder he has | served on almost every type of ship, usually ns gunnery and fire control officer. He was the U. S. naval attache in the American embassy in Brazil; an Inspector of ordinance; and in 193B commanded the U. S. S. Utah which operated mobile target for bombers. Blandy was married to Roberta nlcs' of Washington on May 21. 14. They have two children: a aiightcr, Mrs. John Marshall Lee. No Real A-Bomb Secret, Oak Ridge Chemist Says NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 2«. (UP) —'The average person does not seem to realize; there Is no real secret to the atomic bomb." an Oak Ridge scientist said today as he urged efforts to stop "the atomic arrrui- nent race we are now entering." The speaker was Clair W. Scher- on, nn Oak Ridge chemist, Nashville with Dr. Ralph T. Overman, another Oak Ridge sceintlat ,o speak to a church group. :huroh for concerning itself with social 'problems .of atomic energy "The respect of people for the church Is bound to grow .when the) find it dealing with questions major importance in the world to day," said Scherston. Its easier to draw a nail from an old board than It Is to go to the bank and draw a check for a doctor's bill. A Safety minded person is always a sane Individual. Opens at 6:30 p.m.; Start* 7:00 p.r» Wednesday Nile Only "MICHIGAN KIP" (In Cinecolor) with Jon Hall, Victor McLaglen and RUa Johnson Fnx Movietone News Also Shorts And AM The Trimmins' at the $1.00 Goff Coffee Shop 416 West Main St: Thursday Gala Thanksgiving 1'rogram! "Love Laughs at Andy Hardy" with Mickey Roonry and .l*wis Stone Fox Movietone News Alsci Short Subjects Friday & Saturday "WILD COUNTRY" with Eddie I)«an nnrt Ills Horse "Flash" Serial: "The Sc.irlet Horseman" Also Shorts FOR SALE TRACTORS and Equipment Now On Display At Our Lot JOHN DEERE FARMALL ALLIS CHALMERS FORD All Sizes and Models We can furnish equipment for most «f these traders. If we dnn'l have what yn» w»nt, we can »ct It for you . . . THESE TUACTORS ARE PRICED FOR QUICK SALK! See Us Before You Buy BUD WILSON AUTO SALES SATURDAY 'Homesteaders of Paradise Valley" with Sunset Carson Selected Short Subjects Well...what are we wqiting for? SMALL MONTHLY INSTALLMENTS NEW LOW DOWN PAYMENT! 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