The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 11, 1947 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

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BDC BLYTHBVJIxLB (AKK.) COUlUEn NEWS Two M-K-T Trains Collide Head-On ''Two Known Dead; , Fire Injured, Thret Mining in Wreck 'NEW'BRAUNFELB, Tex., Dec. 11. (UP)—yircs still i burned e«rly to- d»f'through the wreckage of tw> Missouri - Kansas - Texas'railroart ptisenger trains -Wliich collided head-on late last .night, killing at Jeist two crewmen nnd seriously injuring five othera,. At Ij»st three other JXTSOHS were missing among the overturned ahA fUmiiic engines, tenders and car.s. Sheriff W. A. Scholl ol Coinal Gdipiif called out the locnl Na- (icfeiV Guard company early today to'ljupd tons ot mall-and express shipments saved from (lie flames. T4fflity police officers under Capt. J. G. Dmiaway also arrived to help guard the trains. Scholl. said the wreck occurred »bout ^1:43 p.m. when Hie "Katie 1 , yiyfil", headed. North out of San Antonio, ploughed head-on Into the ''Katie Limited'.' 10 miles Soutli of Uerc and 20 miles North ol San' AiUonlo. The (Iyer is listed as M- K-'pUraiii No. 3 and Hie limited is listed as No. 6. , ^u/«;broke out nmong the coach- e.fjilmmcdialely after the wreck* Fg$'..pf the 10 cars on train No. 3 wf^demolishcd and three of the 11 cars' 1 ohithe other train were wrecked.- • • ; Ambulances, fire equipment and police raced to the scene from here and from San Antonio. A lack of roads-Into ihc isolated urea slowed their arrival and firemen were hampered by a water shortage, Most of the water used to fight thc^blaie p.mong the coaches had to be.jt'rjicked in by booster tank trucks"from nearby ranches. < Soholl identified the dead as Ocorie, \V. Steinthorpe, San Ati- tbnio,Ts car man on one train, and Jnck B. ColcniKii, 32, Waco, Tex., a flrcrpan. Tanker Breaks In Half The Tanker, Ponagnn.wt, 18.000 Ions, wlilcli was lurnod over to the Maritime Commission by U.t Navy to help in the New England fuel oil mortage. S ],llt in two at its nicr In East BoMon while being repaired Fourteen persons, one serious, were Injuird, .NBA Tclephoto.) fiembv Given Life Sentence for Murder 'HOLLY SPRINGS, Aliss., Dec. 11. (UP)— Dcminie Hemby, 37-year-old Henderson, Tenn., sawmill worker, today faced life in prison for the murder of a Tupelo, Miss., cattleman and said "my downfall was women and Jiqu6r." Hemby drew the life tenn after pleading guilty to 'the hitchhike cltyfng ol Elbcrt Dillard last July. • The woman blamed by Hemby . foe his "downfall" was Annabellc Jones, 29-year-old dance hall hostess from Russellville, Ala. She was held is a material wllna« nnd released after .Hemby's conviction. '""I guess I loved her," the convicted slayer s.iid. "Slic wanted too wuiny things, and I v wanted tlie money to gel them for her." •:The woman turned slate's evidence after her mother told her in jail to "tell the truth and pray." Police said she' made a full statement to the district attorney which described Dillard's death ride alter he. picked up the pair as hitchhikers in Memphis, Tenn: * The . woman's statement said Hemby shot Dillard In the neck after the driver kidded about Hem- byi. drinking and "wortli)e*sne.«.''• "I went wrong," Hemby said. Tfce slaying netted him only $38 and a lea- checks which lie could not cash. Annabelle - was freed. - You Can't Win '.'ATLANTA, Oa. (UP)—George Grant told police three men robbed him of $60 while he was on his way home.-He went home, got his shotgun -and returned to fire three badly .aimed shots at the trio. The men took the shotgun, too. Monkey See Only a lillle bubble, but Li Er•see of Honan, Province in central China, is oft to a good start On the art ot blowing U. S. bub- rh- *","' ?° w being shi PP^d to - uvina by her American cousins How To Relieve ; Bronchitis i Crtosaulsion relieves promptly be- jau»e H so« right to toe seat of thi 2?~, e J*. *¥5> loosen and expc t*nalwlen Jbfe»tn, ana aid Katun £ * e & k iy*J?'? i »»- tender, In- nuoed bronchial mucous mcm- ItMUe of CreoBWWpn with the un- w;-aa8fiS!S2s it: " i Few Americans Allowed Inside Soviet Unibn WASHINGTON. Dec. 11 (PUI — State Department records disclosed today that In Die year ended June :JO, the Soviet Union allowed only one American to enter its borders for every 88 Russians granted visas to this country. The records .-mowed that 4,427 Russians were given u. S. visas during that time, while only about 50 Americans were permitted to enter the Soviet Union. These figures were sc,t forth in a letter from Undersecretary of State Robert A. Lovctt to Rep. Gerald W. La mi Is. H., fnd. Lovett., replying to a previous letter from the congressman, said it is difficult to estimate the number of Americans allowed Inside Russia Lovett said Dial on July 1, 1947, (here were 516 Soviet officials In the United States with an estimated 2SO dependents. "The Soviet government Iras never encouraged (lie travel abroad of Its citizens for oilier than official business," he said. "Therefore, with new exceptions, Soviet citizens in the United States come within the classification of official Soviet personnel." Read Courier News Want Ads. Life Sentences Advocated for Habitual Felons THUKSDAY, DKCEMBKR 31,1947 ROCK ' Ark - °«- li« TIP* A*"^" *«»ce Officers A.ssoclatlon has called on Its fel- mv organizations—the Municipal Polic* Asjoclatlon and the Sheriff's Association— to Join in a drive to tighten" the state's parole system for habitual criminals. Peace Officer* Association President J. H. Anderson of North Little Bock said yesterday that he Is In favor of either reform of the parole system or the passage of a law prohibiting release from Jail of fo-CHlted "repealers." He made the plea to the other organisations following a statement by Mayor Sam Wassell of Little Rock that such a law seems necessary. Mayor Wassell declared "if the leglslatine would pass a law such as several Mates have in the Easi, habitual criminals would be Imprisoned for life without any pos- jslcllity of being released." flagman Killed PARAGOUI43, Ark,, Dec, )1. (UP}— Funeral services were being planned today for Archie Pylant, 18, of Pnragould, who died yesterday In a highway accident near Lake City. Pylsnt died (instantly when fie at OWEN'S It s gift-giving time again, and Owens' has suc- ( cecdcd in assembling the finest collection of gift items in years. Li'stcd below are only a few suggestions. Come in and see our collection. sllpl>ed and fell under the rear wheel or a four-ton highway department truck. He was flagging ralfle around the truck which was backing off the Lake City bridge Bent Motoring Hour _Thc hour of uie week during which you can drive your automobile with the least chance of having a falnl acldcnt is between four and five Tuesday morning. Rcording to a survey by an Insurance company. Parker "51" Pen $12.50-$15.00 Parker Sets 17.50-22.50 Evcrsharp Set $6.95 Gorday Perfume By the Dram Comes in Attractive Gift Box LIGHTERS By Ronson and Evans Christmas Candies Nunnally's Pangburn's King's All Attractively Boxed In Gift Packages ^,.®*M%e* All popular brands Cigars , in boxes Popular brand Cigarettes in gift packages Kaywoodie and Yellow Bole Pipes Pipe Tobaccos, humidor and 1-lb can Cosmetic Gifts Lentheric Ladies Sets $1.95 to $13.75 Tweed Dusting Powder $1.50 Evening in Paris Sefs- $2.25 to $17.50 Dusting Powder--$1.00 Coly Ladies Sets $2.00 to $15.00 . Dusting Powder—$1.00 Cara Nome Ladies Sets $3.50 to $15.00 Dusting Powder - - - $1.00 OWEN'S Drug Store Phone 2024 Read Courier News A(ls MORE FOR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING! 1t'$ no) too late lo buy glorious gifts of jewelry here! New, fresh merchandise ho* just arrived to replenish our fail-selling gift items. Don'l delay another day) Buy Now On Credit Pay Pat Payday BRIDAL DUET Breath- taking beauty in this elegant ensemble. 3-Diamoncl <n- - CaKcrncnt rinp and 3 diamond wedding - band to match* WALTHAM Watches A fine assortment of these 17 jewel precision watches. Gold Filled case with heavy leather band. Designed to give a lifetime of precision service. $55 to $125.00 BIRTHSTONE RINGS Choice of simulated birlhstoncs. Lndie s" with two <(i.?rnond chifis. 10K sold mount - ing*. GOLD CROSSES AND LOCKETS SC95 eocli IOK ROM.filled lockcis and crosses, complete uidi ]nnp. non-larmsli chains. Lovely p,Uls! Pat O'Bryant JEWELER Main ot Second Phone

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