The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 2, 1948 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 2, 1948
Page 2
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PAGE TWO BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWF FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 1948 Arkansas Area Hit by Tornado Two Deaths Reported .As Aftermath of Louisiana Storm LITTLE ROCK, Arlc., Jan. 2. (UP) —Scattered Arkansas communities were recovering today from the effects of a tornado which swept acrou the state New Year's Eve, killing at least two and injuring aome eighty others, Property damage was heavy. Killed were: Supt. of Schools Toby Hnyncs of Vtll»g«, Ark., in Columbia County, lorry Don Jefferson,. three- months old son of Sylvester and Octree Jefferson of near AUhcun«r In Jefferson County. The storm—an aftermath of the tornado which swept through northwest Louisiana — hit heaviest nt Gillham In Se\ler County; Village In Columbia County; several areas In Union county; a rural section of Jefferson County; and in area: of Lee County near Marianna. Host of those Injured were those living near Marianna where the itorm struck about ten o'clocx Wednesday night. The Red Cross reported no injuries at Oillrmm where properly damage was heavy. Mrs. Elma Boone, Little ROCK American Red Cross representative,^ estimated the injured in Lee Counts 1 at 78. She said four were hospitalized. • Meanwhile, Sylvester Jefferson, father-of the baby killed In Jef- fersou County, remained in a serious condition at a Pine Bluff hospital. . • . The heavy winds which struck Village caused damages, estimated at »!SOflOO. superintendent Haynes, M, was killed when struck by a . flying timber when the school gy.« In which he .and Ills basketball •quad were ' practicing was demolished. Funeral services for Hayues were held at noon today. An Even Swop for a Book Youth Admits Killing Father And Mother Money alone buys practically nothing In scarcity-ridden Germany these days. To purchase a book, you must have the equivalent in oW paper plus the price of the book. Above, two Stuttgart boys hope their three-foot long discarded voting list, lie Id by the lalcs- Clrl, will be enough to exchange (or a ichool boolc. Christmas Cards Sent to 'B-O-R-O' Have Post Office Workers Stumped MEMPHIS, Tcnn.. Jan. 2. tUP)— The. Post Office Department sent, out a plnlnlive plea today for help order to deliver 22 strangely addressed Christmas cards — each a wound to the honored motto "The Mall Must Oo Through." •The Postal Department lias de- Loalalana Toll Increase! COTTON VALLEY, La., Jan. 2. IUP) — Stunned residents of thts storm-struck area, facing freezing quarters of the Red Cross announced that an initial allocation of tiOO, 000 In relief funds had been made for the tornado victims. W. W. Jefferson, national vice- president and area manacer, said the money wou^ld provide emergency relief for hundreds of homeless in Webster and Clalborne parishes in Louisiana, Shelby and Tipton counties In Tennessee, Webster County in Mississippi and scattered .areas in Arkansas. He said disaster heailnuartors for the stricken nrea had been set up In Minden, La. ivered mail addressed in peculiar ways, but alter all there Is a limit," Assistant Postmaster A. L. More- and salu. The holiday cards were addressee simply; "B-O-H-O." Moreland said that postal em ployes have checked all *8 states and all conceivable abbreviations "We still don't know if 'B-O-H-O is a city or a four-legged animal, Moreland said. , , " Moreland explained.'that In th post mail addressed in all sorts o fantastic ways has been dellvere to proper destinations. For example, he said mall addressed simply to "The Look" went to Lauren Bacall, the actress. "But this 'four-letter' word or abbreviation certainly lias the post- office in a tizzy," Moreland said. "We are stumped — completely stumped." WINSTON-8ALEM, N. C., Jan. 2 UP)—An uiipeturbed boy who po- ce said signed a statement des- rlbing the killing of his parents ut placidly in jail today after wife* returned him from his In- ended wedding trip to South Carona. Tommy Lee Philips, 16, was held In he double shooting of his mother nd father Wednesday night and herlff Ernie Short said he would lie charges of murder, Young Philips was arrested at fork, 8. O., yesterday where lie led with Bessie Ruth Jenkins, 16, o be married. In his Winslon-Sa em home, hti parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. Philips, were sprawled In death. Shore released the girl, "con- Inced ehe knew nothing of the hooting/' OffIccri al York claimed the boy'] Igned a statement In which he described killing Mi parents. Acordlng to the itatement, the boy—whom neighbors described as pampered"—said he took his father's wallet containing $232 and! Monefte Masons, fas tern Stars Install Officers MANILA, Ark.. Jan. 2.—Clalborne Tipton, son of Mr. and Mrs; C. W. Tipton of Manila, was installed Worshipful Master of Monet'.* Lodge No. &M, P. and A. M., in a Joint Installation service Tuesday with the Order ol the Eastern Star. Other officers installed were George Holland, senior Warden; O. G. Walters, junior .warden; Curtis Tapp, treasurer; Freddie Kelse, secretary; Lawrence stldmore, master of ceremonies; Cleb Nettles, tyler; Jeff Alexander, Junior deacon; and J. D. Steele, senior beacon. Ned Frazler presented a past Master's Apron to retiring Worshipful Master Sam HcLss, conducted the the keys to the family car so he could marry Bessie Jenkins. The statement said his father discovered the theft and a quarrel followed. Officers said the statement described how Tommy seized a .22 caliber rifle and shot his father. It said the elder Philips staggered to ills wife's bedroom and collapsed. "I saw my father was suffering," police quoted the statement, "aud shot him a second time," The statement laid Tommy then shot his mother because he was afraid she would tell of his father's death—once as she reached he bedroom door and again as she tried to reach a telephone. According to the statement, Tommy did not Intend to kill his father until "about 10 minutes before it happened." Ultra Wo/e* Kay* Fight School Colds PEOEIA, 111. (UP) — A Pcoria grammar school is lighting common colds with ultra viojet r»yi. John Dunlop, 'principal ol Loucts School, said the rays work. They're supposed to eliminate germ* , from the air. Dunlop installed .several ray lamps In a first grade class room. He said tesU showed the lamps cut absenteeism due to coldi by »t least 26 per cent. Read Courier Newt Want Ads. Installation services. Mr. Frailer Is the oldest living member of tint Lodge, having rounded out more than !orty ye&rs service as a Mason. Mrs, Nan Wilson was installed Worshiplul Matron ol the Eastern Star. Other officers for this chapter are worshipful patron, Robert Bell; associate matron, Mrs. Mar. Jorle Nclms; Associate patron, Cur- tlss Tapp; secretary, Mrs, Elsie Tapp; treasurer, Mrs. Clare Vise; conductress, Mrs. Hazel Alexander; associate conductress, Mrs. Beulah Mae Cornish; chaplain, Mrs. Stella Merrltt; Marshall, Mn Imogene Nettles; Adah, Mrs. Gladys Bell; Ruth, Mrs. Lena Johnston; Esther Mrs. Annie Mae Stotts; Martha, Mrs. Edna Mae Freeman; Elecla, Mrs. Katharine Crlsco; warden, Mrs. Alllce Wallace, sentinel, Rufus Cornish. Five million pictures a second Is the specrt of a new motion picture camera Tills Is claimed to be 1C times taster Ihnn nny high-speed camera produced before. weather and the threat oft possible flood*, worked desperately to- ri y to relieve victims of a brutal tornado that killed at least 26 and injured hundreds on New Year's Eve. This prosperous oil town, levelled by the tornadlc winds, counted 17 dead and Police Chief H. J. Wilson (eared the toll might rise even higher. National guardsment aud dis&star. worker* continued -o search through the wreckage for other victims, At', lea&t nine others were dead tn towns'tn Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee. The tornado apparently split Into two smaller twisters and buffeted other areas after leaving the 'greatest damage here. •' • • About 100 Cotton Valley citizens lay in hospitals. Nearly 80 per cent of those who escaped injury in this town of 2,500 were cither homeless or, under the care r>f the Red Cross. .' Emergency housing efforts by the Rod Crou and other disaster agencies wer« handicapped by the freesiig weather and driving rains.- In Little Rock. Ark., the Weather Bureau predicted rising rivers as •n 'aftermath, of the storm. The Ouaohita River was expected to top flood stage of 17 feet .at Arkaclel- pluVwid 26 feet at Cnvmlcn. Besides the Cotton Valley casualties, one was deud in Clay County, Miss,, some 200 miles cast o here, as the tornado made a dipping visit there. And in West Tennesse more than 300 miles away, Jou others were killed by a freak itorm, At least two persons were kille at Haynesvllle, La., and one a Village, Ark., where the tail of th twl£ter struck a high school gym nasium. In Atlanta, Southeastern head BAKERY SPECIAL LEMON LAYER CAKE With Fresh Lemon Icing ON SALE SATURDAY ONLYf Telephone Your Order — Dial 2073 HART'S BAKERY You do not need to forego profit in order to get safety! 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