The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 18, 1947 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 18, 1947
Page 13
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 194T TVo Duck Hunters Rescued From Dismal Swamp After Three Long Miserable Days H-TTHEYTLLS (AWC.y" c New star MILLEDGEVIUJS, G»., r»c, ]g, (O.P.)-T»'o duck hunter., almosf given up /or dead after being lost four days In a dense flooded iwamp today related the st*rk detail, of wactlng up to their necks In water before they were rescued. Jurt 15 miles from the comforU of hom« here-an hour's Journey ihrough the Oconee River .wampl.ndj by boat—William A. Brown to ' Mllledgeville, and Donald Hembree, M, o( Atlanta, went through their ordeal, «. The men were rescued Wednesday night after a sharp-eyed pilot who was circling over the tangled swamp In a last effort to find, them spotted a wisp of algnal ' smoke. Brown, a local ctjal dealer, and Hembree went Into the swamp Sunday morning on a duck hunting expedition and got lost. That afternoon they began to note the menace of the rising Oconee. By dusk angry flood waters were swirl- i ing among the tree trunks and undergrowth. Sunday nl^ht they I were forced to take refuge on a damp knoll, making their boat last to a tree. Most of the night the men said they talked of plans to seek a passage through the swamp the next day In their boat. But dawn revealed a bitter fact. The flood! had swept away their craft during the night. They were marooned 'in; a. world of murky water and tang' l«d jungle-like growth. Brown and Hembree said they spent the next three days in a "cti-eam world of weariness, hopelessness and misery." Much of the time they waded in water -that gurgled' Swing Your Partners Tom Swilt Dickey, Louisiana^ .State s crack sprinter, gets sol for 440-yard race. Dickey hav- ----- o-. B .^u about their necks, stumbling over submersed .""' iiu-yara race. Dickey hav- roota and stumps, fighting the I lng bcatcn Southeastern Confor- Ilood. ence competition as a quarter. "We tried to follow the sun west ?™ le1 ' . WJtl > « seconds Hat hut our progress was so slow we , colac , 1 ; Bc 'nie Moore's choice got mixed up in our directions," '" rha11 """" "Brown said. « The elder man said he • gave up pe on the second riay but Ills . linger companion kept urging him on and remained cheerful. Their only fuel was a cigaret lighter. They had » gun hut fount) no food on the wing until the, ,..;"' "' >-"' third day. This was a little spar- i Shorty McWilliams of row but by then Brown said they were too weary to bother shooting On Tuesday, the nicn stumbled from the water onto the. first dry knoll they had found and decided to stay there, come what might. They built a signal fire with •••••^••^•« I-HM t\u\i j\n;»vjiiisiiii.>, was their shoes that night in an effort a highly-rated buck. So both should to attract a plane they had seen w <vl '°' """' """ '""'' ' ' In the distance. Wednesday they started another [ire ami when the search plane circled overhead Embree fired a blast from his shotgun. It was the puff of gunsmoke that was sighted by J. D. Allen Milledgevllle butcher piloting the plane. He returned to his airport for help and led three planes back i i ,i ""•'""= "loorc's choice to challenge the world record. Two, Who Should Know, Find Grid Competition Tougher in the South MEMPHIS, Tenn., Dec, 18. (UP) —Barney Poole o( Ole Miss nnrt Shorty McWilliams of Mississippi State were on record today wllh statements that Southern football is tougher than the brand played In the East. Both played with West Point teams for several years during the war. where Poole became an All America pnd and McWilliams was a highly-rated buck, so both should know what they are talking about. "I Ihlnk Southern football is tougher because I played a whol" year at Army and never sot lnn>" McWilliams said. "But. down, here they knock me around regularly." Poole said he thought Eastern football was overrated and that with the exception of Notre Dame. Southeastern Conference Chicks Training For Game With Messick High With three eoiuecutlvi win* well wilrenchlnt Lhelr 1M7-U bukct- b4ll MMon th. Blytheville' chick* r*iUrdty bM«a pttatrlnt tat their fltnl pr».holiday conUat whtn they Uke on (lit Meulck Ht«h P»n- thern o< Memphti at th« Hal.y Field iym tomorrow nl|ht Thl, will be (he Imt performance of the Ctilckt until after the ChrUt- m«a holldayi, Blylhevlll* aehooli W01 win „.««« TJw Trlta returned to the pra«- tl«« court .r«t«rd»y following their wcond declaim over th» South Slit «cr«pp«r, of Memphit Tu««o» y nl«ht. Coach Jame« R. Hulie- wilt hl» *qu*d through * long dull In HOOT work and tapered efj W | t h » Mint acrhnniaiti •Mie Chlcki will «nd their nr«. lime drill, thi> •Uernoon with a hard workout In .tore, Tomorrow night i eont«t will end the chlclm •e*«onlni period of relatively light competl.tlon »lth Bay, I*ach»ll> Manila »nd Jonetboro «che<luled Immedlatfly follo»-jng iht holldayn. The original eohedule ealli for only «ne t>me W he play** tonor- row n l(ht but there U poulblllty that a preliminary iatrj will be booked prior to |>me time. BLYTHEVILLE fn/oy$ * KENTUCKY STRAIGHT "Sour M M h M fles/ Thing* of L»7e Th«l'i Why "Old Kulthftil" Enfoyi Such Popularity YELLOWSTONE 1OO Pr«o* Barrett Haiullto*. !•«.. Just Mir... W 0 Uln to tmy "ES" to LOANS • AUTOMOKILI • SIONATUIII • CO-MAKIR Com* In »r r</epA«ne *»*t 122 W. Ash St. BLYTHEVILLE r -i-ji n\.i|j nuu icu i<tirec planes oacK ' ~ -i..»<.i_. n ^rvrmui tn^K tcani-s to the scene. One ship dropped could hold thcir ow " against a»y food and dry clothing and the pi- i of tne bnst beyond the Mason- lots chorused yells to the men be-' Dlxon lln * low: "Help is coming." The words were heard. Weary as they were. Brown and Hembree \ danced and waved their arms In One pilot drew a crude map and turned it over, to an amphibious party that went into the morass for the tnmters. "I couldn't have lasted through another nigtit," Brown tald. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Tonight "HIGH CONQUEST with Anna IAX and Warren DoutUi N'e»» and Short Friday and Saturday "OUTLAW TRAIL" with Bob Sttelt Slh Chapter "Purple Monster Strikes" Also Shorts" Opens at t:3« p.m.; start. T:M p. Tonight "Our Hearts Were Growing Up" with Gall Russell. Diana Ljnn, Brian Donlery Fox Movietone News Also Short 8«bJetU Friday & Saturday "FLASHING GUNS" with Johnny Mack Brown Raymond Hilton Last Chapter: "'Scarlet Horseman' Also Shorts New Theater Manila's Finest Show« EVERY NIGHT Bo* Opens Week Daji 1:00 f.m Matinee Saturday A Sunday 8»«.-Snn. I p.m. Conl Showing TONIGHT "Spirit of W«»t Point" with Doc Blanchard and C.lenn Davis Also Selected Shorts Friday "TUXEDO JUNCTION" with The Wearer Brothers and F.lvlry Also Shorts SATURDAY "GLORY TRAIL" with Tom Keene Selected Short* Tonight DOUBLE FEATURE "Spoilers of the North" with P»«l Kelly and Evelyn Ankers and 'Senorito from the Weit' with Allen Jones and RonlU Oranvllle Serial: "Daushter «f Pon q." Chaplrr 2 BLYTHtVILLE'SONLY i' At.1. WHITE THeATRE j *" Weekdays Bin Office Opens «:3» p.m. Show Starts 6:« p.m. Saturdar Box Office Opens 12:45 p.m. Show Starts 1:00 p.m. Sunriaj Box Office Opens J:4S Show Starts 2:M I Friday and Saturday "Wogon Wheels Westward" (Double Feature) with BUI Elliott anrt Mllfe Bearer "Pursuit to Algiers" with Basil Rathbone ,„<) N| R ,, Bruce Serial: "Son of y.orro" N o . * Also Cartoon i I i Make this a Real MAN'S CHRISTMAS! 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