The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 4, 1947 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

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PAGB TEN BLYTHEVILLK ' (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1947 foldings Offers I HA Amendment Arkanton Proposes Safeguard for Buyers Of Home* on Credit Prisoner's Flight by Airplane Ends At Airfield in Nearby Jackson, Tenn. WASHINGTON, Dec. 4. — Rep. E. C. Gainings, representing Arkansas' First District, today planned to offer an : amendment to the present Federal Housing Administration law which would permit, the scaling down of monthly payments by purchasers ol FHA homes when their earning power slumps, it was disclosed here. "Under the present FHA law," Mr. Oath Ings said, "for a house that costs $8000 Ihe FHA would loan $7000. A person who earns »5fl a week or $200 a month can purchase such a house since the law provides that 25 per cent of the salary of the purchaser could go to liquidate the FHA loan. "Should the householder have Ills wages reduced to MO a week, which is likely to happen when a depression comes, he could not meet the 't50 monthly payment and would lose hUs home. Tlie lending Institution and the local banker are protected but the Government will be stuck with thousands of homes that will of necessity be foreclosed. It would be forced to sell these homes for about half the indebtedness against them. "Under the present law one-half of 1 per cent of the payment goes to Ihe Government to insure the Government against loss. This money is placed In a special Insurance fund. Under my amendment the banker would be paid In monthly instalments the difference between tho weekly wages drawn no',v and the amount of wages that would be drawn by the householder under depression conditions on a scale to be determined by a Goy- ernment agency. The firm would be paid out of the insurance fund. The borrower would be required to con' tlnue to pay only 28 per cent of his wages as contained in the present iaw but hb would be protected as well «s the lending institution and the Government," JACKSON, Tenn., Dec. 4. (UP) — A convict who (led a federal prison at Springfield, Mo. and made his getaway in a slolen airplane was recaptured near here today after, IIP. crash-landed the pUnc In a cot- lon patch and walked away Jrom the wreck without a scratch. Charles Lee Mclnlosh, S4, believed to have h»d no previous flight training, was arrested after the crash as he was on his way "to gel another plane." Mclnlosh was one of five prisoners who scaled an elehl-foot wall Monday night to escape from the prison medical center where they were held for mental observation. The convict said he "got the plane" from a small airfield near Ihe prison and took off the morning following, his escape after spending the nlghl In a hayficld. He was serving a six-year sentence for auto-thclt. Madison County Sheriff Tom Lewis said the convict crash-landed the plane near here late yesterday when it apparently ran out of gas. Authorities picked Mclntosh up at a private airfield near Jackson when the alrlicld manager rcporl- cd a suspicious stranger hanging around. Mclntosh told police lie was "planning Ic get another airplane" in which lo flee again when he was captured. The scrawny, 148-pound prisoner told police he left his companions immediately after the escape. The other four men were still at large and police reported earlier that Three-Year-OIti Gets Present from President After Surprise Visit three of them had terrorized a (arm family near Nlxa, Mo., with knives Form-to-Morket Road Contracts Let in Missouri nnd pitchforks nnd then fled with the farmer's automobile, nuns, food and clothing. The five escapees were all described E\S "mean as hell" and "potentially dangerous" by prison an- I thoritics. I Police In four .slates were alerted j for Mcliitosh when a two-place! Acroncn plane belonging to a Springfield apartment house manager was stolen from the airport there. An airport instructor said he .saw ;ho plane take off early Tuesday morning, lurching crnzlly bi tlip drizzling rain nnd nearly crash- Ing on takeoff. Authorities thought McliHosh was probably (he plane thief because his record showed he had stolen a plane a year ago In In- clnna while awol from the 1 Army. The convict told |M>lice here he ran out of Ras once before, Tuesday afternoon, and "landed at tome town m Missouri »nd borrowed 10 gallons." Missouri Slate Police reported late yesterday that * plane answering the description of the itolen Acronca had taken off from » iniall field nl Woll fsland, Mo., after the pilot borrowed fuel.) Mclnlosh confirmed the story, flaying he spent the night there and look off yesterday, headed for Ohio. "I followed the Tennessee river," he told police, "but I musl have [ione the wrong way because I ended up here." ' Alter Mclnlosh walked away from the crack-up plane he bummed 50 cents for a meal from a passerby on the highway and hitch-hiked Into Jackson looking for another airport. It was at the private airport that authorities apprehended him, taking him In handcuffs when he resisted arrest. She-nil Lewis said the youth was Identified from papers he carried in Ills pocket, Including a letter okayed by the federal Warden at Springfield. In Memphis, the FBI said Mc- Into.sh would be turned over to U. S. Marshal Ben I. King as soon xs possible for return to Missouri. Meanwhile, the search continued for the other four escapees'. The | three who reportedly tcrroriz:d the . farm (oinlly were identified as Carl | n. Mnlcy. William M-Clelland and Edward Elsbury. They were believed traveling In the farmer's automobile. The Illlh—Edwurd M. Harrison- was thought to have, struck out alone on foot toward timber-cover- i ed hills in the Ozarks. WASHINGTON, Dec. 4. (U.P ) — Three-year-old Sharon Meenehai' had a present from Preslden Truman yesterday and all be. cause the words "present" and "president" sounded so much alike to her. Little Sharon, who to recovering' in a hospital from traffic accident Injuries, registered only disappointment Monday when Mr. Truman walked Into her room In * surprise visit. She thought her mother had said u present was coming. So Mr. Truman, apparently figuring tkiat presidents are for big l)eoplc and presents for little ones, sent Sharon a large Mother Goose book jycslerday with this note inside: "Here is that present you {bought you were gelling yesterday. Get well In a hurry. Best wishes to you. Harry S. Truman." Tills time, a nurse said, Sharon was delighted. Edward Dmytryk by RKO. The other five clled for contempt for refusing to tell a House Committee if they were Communists were not under contract. The M-G-M action disclosed lhat legal basis for the firings was "morally clauses" In contracts. Tnimlio had to be suspended because Ihcre was no such clause In his contract. Four Army Fliers Parachute from Burning Bomber RICHMONO, Va., Bee. 4. (UP) — Four Army airmen were safe today with only minor injuries after they parachuted from a burning B-25 bomber about 20 miles froiri her* yesterday. They said they jumped from 3,000 feet when fire broke out in the telephone transmitter above the lM>mb bay and spread to one of Ihe wings. They used all the fire extinguishers aboard, they said, but were unable to get the fire under control. The plane was smashed Into scattered wreckage when it crashed in a densely wooded area a few minutes after lie'crew balled out. The crewmen were listed as Capt. Byron B. Boon of Linden, Tex., pilot: Capt. Milton L. Weidcrhold of Bri-nlinm, Tex., co-pilot; 1st. Lt. William J. Cook of Clcanvaier, Pin., navigator; and Staff Sgt. Ear) Lalier of Shreveport, La,, radio operator and gunner. The four men received minor cuts anci bruises from descending through trees, but none was seriously hurt. The plane was on a routine training flialil from Barksdale Field, La., to Langley Field, Va., Aimy authorities said. Capt. E. M. Blanch, public relations officer at Langley Field, said » boajd would be immed today to Investigate the crash. The crewmen landed close together and were picked up a short lime laler by base operations officer Maj. Wultei Mays, who searched in a jeep alter the crash was reported by hunters. Read Courier News Want Ads. Developed Art Women occupants of harems In Turkey developed the art of embroidery. They spent endless hours perfecting designs for dress' and utilitarian purposes whila living In seclusion. "DEEP-HEET" Surface Oven Right In the cooking lop of your Monarch Electric Roaster Range you can roost your meals, prepare complete meali, vegetable dinners, baked beans, casietole dishes. Saves electricity. (Concealed when not in use.) Film Studios Fire Cited Writers and Movie Directors HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 4. (UP)—All I of the movie-directors and writers cited for contempt of Congress were out of iheir jobs today. Mctro-Goldwyn-Ma:i:r suspend- '. cd D*lton Tnnnbo, who wrote the book'"Johnny Get Your Gun" and the movie "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo," and Lester Cole, author of "Objective Burma." Writer Ring Lardner Jr. ha-s been fired by 20th Century-Fox and Producer Adrian Scott and director CARUTHERSVILl/E, Mo., Dec. 4, — Contracts on two- farm to market road improvements in Pem- Iscot County have been let to R. B. Potashnlck, of Cape Glrardeau the Missouri Highway Department announced here yesterday. These two .jobs include 0,3 miles ori Route O, and O.I miles on Route P, by grading, and building bridges over drainage ditches, and gravel surfacing. The cost of these improvements, including engineering and contingencies, is approximately 5)26,222 oh Route' 0, and *1'J.05G on Route- P Opening PERCY'S ELECTRIC SHOP 191 fl W. Main l Phone 904 Calf us for House Wiring — Electrical Appliances — — Installations Prompt Servic^ j 1 Green's Dairy/ Distributors Phone 3261 "DEEP-HEET" Cooker The only electric range cooker with SIDE heat Actually wraps the heat ^ around the food. No stirring neces- S3 sary—foods do not stick lo bottom. "x? Meals are more tender, browner. Chicken falls off the bone. Bakes a perfect meal-size angel food coke. "DEEP-HEETSaiKe Pon The exclusive Monarch Sauce Pan hai SIDE heal in addition lo bottom " : heat. Speeds cooking, tenderizes, 8 preserves vilamini. Frys, steams and simmers. Perfect for soups, pie fillings—ond as a double boiler. I; k «. 3 Here are only three of the many exclusive cooking conveniences you can enjoy with your new Monarch Electric Range. Model shown to the left is the famous Monarch Roaster'Range. Come in and see it. HUBBARD & HOKE APPLIANCE CO. Offical Opening Sat. Dec. 6 MOTOR SALES CO. INC. 110 W. Walnut YouiDESOTO-PLYMOUTHDealer In a New Building-With a New Service NEW and USED CARS AVAILABLE Hubert Seymore, Owner and Manager

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