The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 5, 1948 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 5, 1948
Page 10
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PAGE IBM BLYTH1VILLE (ARK.) COURIER HEWS MONDAY, JANUARY a, 1648 lews Bomb Hotel InArabQuarler 20 Persons Killed Or Missing; Newsman Hoc Narrow Escape JBRtTSAIJM, Jan. B. (HP)— rwenty. persons wer e killed or missing today in the wreckage of an Arab hotel bombed by the Jewish underground raising to 47 the ap- narent death toll in two attacks made br the Jews In the past 24 bours. •Five person* wer e known dead ind 15 were missing In tlje bombing of the Semiramls hotel today and official reports placed the tpll of the Jaffa explosion yesterday at 37 Send and 98 injured. 'Count Manuel Allen de SaUzar, J9, Spanish consul, was among those killed when Jewish bombers blew up the Samlramis Hotel In the Katamon quarter of Jerusalem farly today. Three bodies had been recovered from the tons of crumbled mn.somy Sixteen wcr e missing and authorities said they probably were dead Seventeen were Injured, one seriously. • A spokesman for the Hatnnan tlnderjronnd Force said it blew up the holel because It was an Important meeting; place for Arab canes where arms were distributed to villages surrouniliiifr Jerusalem." The blast wrecked the Ihrce-slor itone hotel. Rescue work WKS ham pered by torrential rnlns and li'e winds. Among the victims were si members of one family of Chrlslln Arabs named Lorenzo. Subhl Tnher, news editor of the Arab newspaper, A] Wahde, was missing nnrt hellcv- Civil Service Case Before Supreme Court Wove of Vandalism In Atlanta Leaves Wrecked Homes, Cars ATLANTA, G*., J»n. i. (UP)— Police Marched today for vandal*, believed to b« Atlanta "thrill kids," who amused themselves during the week-end by wrecking nearly 24 automobiles, disrupting power service, breaking water lines and splintering utility polea In a fashionable suburban area, iOfficer» admitted they were without clues except for one vague glimpse of a green sedan occupied by five youths speeding .from the scene of one of the wrecks. A wave of vandalism that swept the metropolitan area of Atlanta several months ago had recently subsided, and juvenile authorities thought It had been checked with the arrest of several teen-agers. Among those nabbed were the sons of well-to-do parents. It cropped up again thli weekend wilh enough violence to make up for lost time. t The favorite stunt before was to break into residence and wreck them while the occupants were LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan. 5.— (UP)—The Arkansas Supreme Court today agreed to speed a decision on whether a mayor ha* the authority to appoint a chief of pollc* under provisions fo the civil service act of 1933. The case specifically will determine if Hot Springs Mayor Earl Ricks was within his authority when he named Qcorge Callahan as chief of police of Hot Springs. As a matter of public Interest le court advanced to Jan. 2« i Garland /County chancery court ase on Ricks' appointment. The clion would make a decision pot- Ible the following week, '.ne original case was filed by | he Arkansas Municipal Officers A-ssoclntlon on the grounds that hat police chief should have been appointed from the ranks and by lie Civil Service Commission. . ..._ Cnllnhnn had been serving as | awav -phe trick this time first call- chief deputy sheriff of Garland i etj (or scn dlng bricks smashing County. through the windows of parked The case was appealed after. au t om obtles. Only cars parked on chancellor Snm Gnrratt upheld | stcep ),ni s were singled out. The Ricks' appointment. He said In his Brakes wer e then released and grav- thc constitutionality ruling that _ of the civil service act should be determined by the Arkansas Supreme Court. Today's action threw the matter before the Supreme Court for the second time. Earlier, the court had delayed action following a mixup in Hot Springs, during Chancellor Qavralt's absence. At tlmt time, acting Chancellor Floyd C. Hulf and circuit Judge Clyde Brown argued bitterly over custody of tiic suit, and eventually took the case to the Supreme Court. ed dead. The hotel bombing followed by a few hours the blowing up of the headquarters of the Arab higher committee In Jaffa yesterday. The explosion of a truckload of dynamite killed IS Arab leaders »nd Injured 98 persons. As an aftermath to the Samira- mls hotel bombing. Arnbs tried to kill a newsreel cameraman (liming the wreckage. Richard Kirby of the London staff of Pathe News had guns Jabbed In his ribs, tmd •was ordered to go behind the wreckage of the hotel. Police Refuse Assistance He refused, and the Arabs start- id to drag him. He reported that British police stood by nnd refused to Intervene, saying he had no business being there in the first place. Kirby finally satisfied the Arabs that he was not Jewish. Then two other Arabs leaped Into his axito- moblle, thrust a pistol against his back, and ordered him to follow a carload of Arabs. He porsundcd the Arabs to permit him to drive to th e offices of the Arah Higher Committee for Identification. There was no one at the offices and the Arabs purportedly prepared to kill him, only to be dissuaded bj - his insistence on his Christianity He was freed with a warning tha he would be killed If he ever wa found in the Arab quarter again. Accounts of the bombing sixirt two cars stopped oulsldc the hotel and planted a quantity of high explosives beside the building. The cars started up and a grenade was thrown, detonating the explosives. Heavy shooting followed the explosion and the body of an Arab, killed by a bullet, was found near the hotel. The missing guests wcre burled under tons of mnsonry and British Army bulldozers worked through the night to dig them out. Two Injured persone were rescued, both in critical condition. Heavy rains accompanied by thunder lashed Jerusalem th-iugh- out the night and many re I 'cnts mistook the hotel blast for the crash of thunder. The blast that demolished Aral) headquarters in Jaffa was dtscrm- ed as the worst in the Holy Lnn» since the King David Hotel wiu, blown up tri 1946 by the Irgun Zval Lcumt with the loss of 100 lives. ty did the rest, Police got the first call about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, and within a matter of hours the swltchbord at headquarters was Jammed with so many complaints from a wide northside area that they couldn't be handled. Siren* screamed through the night as squad cars raced to the section In an effort to round up the culprits. There were no arrests. Worshippers arrived for Sunday services at 8t. Philip's cathedral n this same area to find the Epis- opal church cold and dark. Dur- ng the night vandals, believed to « the same raiders, had broken nto the building and removed all power fuses, cutting off light* and leat. 'When the brakes were released on m automobile belonging to Dan filler it rolled 140 feet before un- •ootlng a fireplug and sending a geyser of water into the air. Pire- nen were called out to staunch the flow. Later they had to race to another ruptured fireplug. In both cases the cars were badly damaged. Max Kuniansky's car rolled several 'hundred feet before plunging over an embankment. Another ear smashed Into a house. A ne'* Dodge convertible driven only 400 miles was released and started driverless down a steep incline. It leaped & parkway and smashed into the garube where the Rev. Paul S. James' car was parked. The Impact sent the James car hurtling through the back wall of the garnee. Most of the cars molested were late models and damage »'»s estl " mated in the thousands of dollars. Some of them splintered utility poles, knocking down power lines. An estimated 15 detectives wcre assigned to track down the vandals. Homicide Department experts searched the wrecked cars for fingerprints and other clues. » to 60e lower thia tmtf* Friday; lighter weight* steady to 25c lower; sows, mostly $1 lower. Bulk good and choice 180 to 240 Ibs.. »27.25-»27.50; about two loads topped »t $27.75; weights 250 to 300 Ibs., mostly, $27,25; few, $27; 160 to 120-lb pigs, »2fl.50-$23. Good sows, 450-lbs down, $23.50-124; over 450 Ibs., $22.75-123.25. Stags, »17?20.50. Cattle: 8,000; salable 7,500; calves, 1,000, all salable., Steers in liberal supply with about 65 loads on sale. Heifers and mixed yearlings making up fairly liberal part of run, but cows showing a decrease In volume, with only about 25 per cent of the crop comprised of this class. Opening trade only moderately active and about steady on steers, heifers and cowj, but bulls finding broad Inquiry at steady pries* amrml load* uaA lota of medldum to food steers, l».50-»28, with one lot choice steers, 133.50. Medium to good heifers and mixed yearlings, $1S-»2S.50; a few good cows, $18-$20; common and medium beef cows, $1S.50-$17.50; canners and cutters, »12.SO-»15. Negro Deaths Funeral services for Louise Washington, age two, who died at her home this morning of pneumonia, will be conducted tomorrow afternoon at 1 o'clock, at the Home Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. J. 8. Hilliard will officiate and burial will be in Mt. Zlon Cemetery. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Washington and three i brothers. Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL, STOCKYARDS, Jan. 5. (UP)—Livestock: Hogs: 13.500; salable 12.000: market uneven; weights over 110 YOU WOMEN WHO SUFFER HOT FEEL CHILLY- Here's Good News! Are you between the ages of 33 and 52 and goLnir through that trying functional 'mldiH»-age' period peculiar lo women? Does tills rnaJce you sutler from hot flashes, tue\ dummy, so nervous, Irritable, weak 1 ? Then DO try Lydla E. Flnkham's Vegetable Compound to relieve such symptoms! It's famous for this I Mivny wise 'middle-age' women take Pliikhmn's Compound regularly to help build up resistance against tills distress. 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It U a pleasure to Bcrvt you as our wont will be a pleasure to you. Thomas J. Lilly & Son For the Best in Tailored Auto Trim RECTAL DISEASES (All Types Ei Slayer Suspect Not Linked With Crime LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan. 8. (UP) —The Stale Police have returned Floyd Kllgore to Jasper after his onstnnt denial of any knowledge of he sledge hummer slaying of 65•car-old Paul Smith. Smith's multilated body was /ound in his Newton County shacK where otficers believe he was murdered Christmas Eve. Kilgorc was arrested on suspicion and questioned in Jasper and little Rock. State Police said he was In the custody of Newton Courtly sheriff and probably will be released today. Ktlgore Is the owner of the property which Smith built the two- room shack in which he died. Memphis Army Officer To Meet With Reserves A combat film, "On to Bataan," will be shown members of the Bly- Ihcvillc Chapter of the Reserve Officers Association at a meeting at ^ o'clock tomorrow night at the Fly Inn airport restaurant. The film will be shown by Ma], n. J. Hu.'scy of Jonc.sboro. Col. Donald K. Farso, commanding officer of reserve training in Memphis, »nd two aides will be guests at the meeting. Members will wear their uniforms to the meeting, to which all Army Air and Ground Force officers have been invited. | See The Lotesfr In Trucks The DODGE Job Rated TRUCK! ON DISPLAY JAN 7th. (In Our Showrooms) NOW OFFERING 298 BASIC CHASSIS MODELS ... BE HERE, WON'T YOU? The bctuity prize among certain tvibc.s of the French Congo Is taken by the woman with the fanciest headdress. HEADACHE OpudiM rillivit MidinK* tut btciuM it'* liquid. It* Hl- dienti »T* *lr»*dy diiiolvtd —ll r.idy to b«ri« "li"* '** pirn. It *lia iwtthti nenrt tin- IIOR <fu« t« tH« pjifl- UM only 11 directtiMOc, 30c, 60c. 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