The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 24, 1947 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 24, 1947
Page 14
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. JVUBTKEH BLTTHEVILLB (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS WEDNKSDAT, DKCRMnER 24, 1947^ New Atomk Test Ground Set Up Eniwttok Island to • B* Site ofLottst ^Testing Station ["WASHINGTON, Dec. ». (UP) — Tat Atomfe'Energy Commission HM •et up an organization to test atomic weapons at its super-secret prov- ing'ground in mid-Pacific. A new military unit known asj Jojpt Task Force Seven lias been) created .to develop the new outdoor I laboratory on Enlwetok and con- J duct "routine experiments and testa." This Army-Navy- Air Force projip will provide the ships, plants mi troops necessary lor the tests. Th« scientific work at the proving ground will be under the supervision of the commission itself. Dr. Parol K. Froman, 41-year-old former Denver University Nuclear Physicist, will head a staff drawn largely from scientists of the Los Alvnc*, N. M:, laboratory. 'Th« commission gav« no hint u to when the first atomic test* will r*;h>14 on Entwetok. The island, •United-In the Marshall chain'will become'-one of the most heavily guarded areas in the world and will bt.closed to representatives of the United Nations. The new military organization will be under the command of L'.. Gen. John E. Hull. He will be assisted by Rear Adm. William S. Parsons, the Navy's director of »tomio defense, and MnJ. Oen. William' f. Kepner, chief of the Air Force's special weapons group. Brig. Gen. Claude B. Ferenbaugli. now serving with Army ground lord* headquarters in the Pacific, will' b» chief of staff of the Tax'* Fore*. ' • Georgia Appeals Judges Ruling In Freeing of Negro PITTSBURGH, Dec. 24. (UP) — ' The District Attorney's office yesterday appealed a recent ruling by Judge Samuel A. Weiss setting free James Moreland, M-ycar r old escaped convict from Georgia. Assistant District Attorney Louis L Kaufmann filed the appeal on behalf of the state. The appeal mid that Judgs Wel« erred in freeing Morelimd on a writ of habeas corpus Arguments were slated for April. Moreland, » Negro, was Arrested I here In June, 1946. shortly after | he fled Greenville Penitentiary In Georgia. Extradition proceedings ! were 'started but Moreland appeal- ' •d 'on' the grounds that he would b« •treated .with brutality" If ha was returned. Judge Wel»», i" a burning Sl- page opinion, freed Moreland on the grounds that he would be "ligulnf his tMorelapo's) death warrant" If he allowed' his return to Georgia. The opinion blasted "Georgia Justices ahd quoted U.S. Suprtfrie Court rilings that took 1s- •ue ipth. the state's alleged usurp»ion fir Constitutional rights. Voreland wai described by Georgia official! as a "one-man crime wave"' and that Pennsylvania was "welcome to him." Moreland was serving a 12-year term for burglary whe'ri .he escaped. Kentucky's Miss America of 7945 Now Lives a Farm and Out of Reach of the Telephone On By Barney OUIM4 Hardly »ny of them, however, NBA Special Correspondent has dropped back Into oblivion WAYNESBURG. Ky. — (NBA) —with the good grace, good Judg- Nothlng it 1» eald. is less knownment, and enthusiasm of Venus or remembered than a Kiss Amer- Ramcy. k native of Waynesburg, lc« of ye-sterycar, Ky., who went to Atlantic City M MI . w .himt/in ?h. HtY. In «« trie title in IBW. Venus, with an r> n Venus, without changing her work- Ing clothes or coiffure (overalls and pigtail braid* down her back), unhooks her personal jeep from plow and drives Into town. This is all relatively new to Venus, who, like all the other Miss Americas, once thought seriously | Hollywood. In fact, she has advantage over orlly ^p,, ,, ack in wayncsburg her namesake, ha« armi of shape- fcw monl hs smc c deciding to Junk ly quality all the way down to her wrists, and has put them to work for an organization near here which she owns—Hartley's Fine Foods. She lives at the farm which surrounds the cannery. Of the three | telephones in the town of Waynesburg, a crossroads hamlet, not one connects with the place where she ives and labors. It Is a little alarming to the un- nltlated when the long distance operator In Somerset, ty., trying .o process a call to her, announces hat "we will ling the undertaker n Waynesburg, and he'll -send a nessage for her to come to the >hone." The operator does not go on to explain the delicate chain of communications from this point, but it serves to show how far Venus has deparlexi from the floodlights and the cameras. The undertaker must ring off, walk to the corner store and check with the men and women who are in town shopping. If one of these neighbors goes the Ramey place on the way home, he Is given the mc.ssage and In due time, Venus gets it. If the call sounds worthwhile, the land of cinema enchantment. I first saw her when she sank wearily on the next stool in n drug store, across the street, from Warner Bros, in Hollywood last May. Tm tired," she stated, as much to herself as to me, "and I'm disgusted. "I've been In Hollywood nine whole months," she said simply in manner of confession, "a' •! I have yet to get the ieeiiiest nibble. I suppose I should be happy that I am . going home...have the ticket In my pocket.. but I hate to go back without (toins! something... only some HUlc thing." There was more lalk during which she confessed So ownership of the beauty title. Producer Milton Spcr|- IIIR was about to start a now picture on a sound singe than a block awn.v. The first scene was that of a necktie factory of the 1900 period In New York, In which 18 sewing machines would be manned by 18 bit players. I .called him, suggesting the possibilities., if Miss America were in the sweatshop scene. He agreed immediately, .suggested Hint Venus l>c brought in for an Interview, and offered thati stunned young lady a movie Job. ! Venus went through,the torture of indecision, considered the beckoning 10 days' work, ruefully thought of the ease with which the Job had come after all her disappointments, saw In It the opportunity to go home saying she had been In a movie. But with some firmness, she arose from her chMr and told the surprised Sperling she wasn't Interested, "Many a would-be actress has had tomatoes flung at her," she declared, "but I am about, to be the first would-be actress to be thrown to the tomatoes." The puraled Sperling did not know that Venus' father had Just given her the cannery and truck gardening environs, If she would come home and take over. She was afraid 10 days' work in I the movie would lead Her into J more months of trekking from studio to studio hoping for i-he chance that wouldn't/ come. So, MLss America of 1945 has gone Into Southern Kentucky and taken root In the soil in the best American tradition. She Is toying [ with the Idea of a Miss America ' line of canned goods, and maybe even a super-brand which will be known as Venus Tomatoes! Docs she miss Hollywood? "Not as much ns one would think." she says. "There are things about the farm which remind me of it. 1 ' , Like \fhat? "Well." she observes wit]) her Sub Stays Submerged Several Weeks Establishing a record for remaining underwater, the 1250-ton British submnrine Alliance stayed submerged for "several weeks" during a recent cruise in ACricnn waters. The vessel, which carried a crew ol 67, is pictured on its return to its base at Portsmouth, England. Accidental Deaths in U.S. Show Increase tor 7947 NEW YORK, Dec. 24 (UP)—Approximately 101,000 Americans were killed In accidents this year, making 1947 the third straight year In | which accidental deaths Increased, statistics showed today. Statisticians of Ihe Metropolitan Life Insurance Company said (ha 1D47 death toll so far was about 2,000 more than were killed in 194». Deaths resulting from public, homo slow smile, "the first week I was 'and occupational accidents increase•!. home, I had to take a club to a they s:\ld, while deaths from motor si>:-foot snake," vehicle accidents decreased. Rocjcets havt been used by many warring armies of the past. They were bursting about Fort McHenry whe>> Key wrote his song. Martin & Boydston J , mstras We're sextons tint Yuletitle . . . Wt'rt climbing to the belfry and ringing those joyous, lilvtr-loitcA bells (ill everyone of our friends hears-the fcdls oj Merry Christmas and a Huffy Nc* BLAH HEATH Auto & Home Supply Store SHELTONMOTORCO.

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