The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 7, 1947 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, August 7, 1947
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SIX BLTTHEV1LL1 (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, JULY .81,i1947 Fpor Persons Killed in Gas Pit W/ien Pilot Mistakes Cauldron Ug/)ts to Airport Runway iEVERETT, Mass.,. AUK. 7. (U.P.I—Four sooiuH.v-proinlnenl Norm residents were killed curly today when their monoplane, "rolling through fog, plunged into the [laminy; mouth of n giant cauldron nt an .oil refinery. er midnight three miles cast ol and at an altitude of J.OOO Southeastern Invitational Golf Tournament Opens COLUMBUS. Ga., Aug. 7. (UP) —Defending Champion Tommy iinrnes of Atlanta and a host, of amateur golfers tee off today In the opening of the annum Souvii- eu.stem Invitational Tournament Aht. the Mobile, Birmingham and with eyes on Jack Slayton, u Valparaiso InvI'Mlon chump were hometown entiy boasting practli-e I among the lavo.'Hcx. romul.s of 33 and 34 for a fancy 07 I Strong competitors Inc'rui'f Barnes held n 11 in hl.-j fiinl I Oeoige Ham-v o:>, r.a, Eastern Grass Courts Net Quarterfinals Start £OUTH CHANGE, N. J.. AlU' 7. I UP i — Top-ranking stars. 1'ed l rommy practice round. Don Spomu; O[|W|LO recently' vOP (lie statii title. I ' u , rl ~ iop-ianKing buu.-,. ii, >ostol M em,,hl.s. Ten.', an entry In* tl W |- n1lrt Arnold 31um of Mncon. U-,..: f™^' , G ,f^'"»$^ * « day in ail-Army meet here next week, I'.nd dethroned Ci-o":la champ. I '»»»" and BOD Fall-.ciimiii,, A,H Sou*. Col. Jim Wllw:'. of Maxwell Pidd. i ' l!l!2 m L^^" J^-J- 0 ™' ---- rivals today in the quarterfinals of the KiiKtcrn Grass Courts Tennis eh-.inpionsli)ps Kclnoecler, who ranks second nationally behind tltlist Jack Kramer, faced Earl Cochell of New York; Mulloy, seeded number five, squar- ed off against Ed May I an of Sun Francisco; si>tth-.r'at*d - pwt Francisco (Paiicho) Seguri of Eo- uacior. and Talkenbuig, ranked eighth, Was pitted against, defend- [ : ing champion Don Mc^elll of .Ve- \~- rona, : N. J. ' '" ••; . Assistant Fire Chief James A: Scott Identified the dead as: Thomas Mandell. about 45. of Beverly, a Boston broker; his two daughters. Ann, 22, and Harriet, 19. both of Boston, and Nelson Pell. 32, of the Myopia Hunt Club, Beverly, pilot o( the plane. Scott salci the party hsul taken off from Montreal last night nnd was scheduled- to land at Beverly airport, 20' miles north of here, at 12:53 n.m. The plane, off its course In the murky weather, crashed shortly after ?:30 a.m. Expected "Safe Landing" i Scene of l:;« accident was n waste-gas furnace on the brlRhtly- lighted reservation of the Colonial- Beacon Oil Co. in South Everett. The pilot apparently mistook It [or nearby Logan International Airport in the fog. The furnace was double walled brick construction. 40 feet high and 15 feet in difimentcr at the top It'burns like an inferno 24 hour. 1 ; R day. belching flames and snioko The plane missed half a dozen .skycraping chimneys in the South Everett area, only to crash against ..this stubby cauldron. . Scott, wlio WPS at the refinery in . connection with the installation o - n new tank, was only n block awaj when the crash occurred. He had sighted one light of the pbinc as it emerged silently from the fos He said he caiilri not hear the motor.: ' ' ' Smashing into the rim of the chimney, the plane disintegrated. -~ -with the wings being sheared off and most of the fuselage • dropping luto the flames inside the caldron. Fall Into Sea qf I<') Both men and one of ihe girls were hurled directly • Into the sea of flames. The other girl dropped within the four-foot-wide'space'' between, the Iv.-o walls but she also wns burned almost beyond recognition" when Uie plane's fuel tank (lumped vblazing gasoline on herl Firemen closed the in-take vahe through which the furnace was fed and brought up noseliucs to qulnch the tlnnies. Even after the .1 was out they continued to play tcr on the retort until it was coo^ enough for them to approach. The seared bodies of one-mnr and one girl were recovered sonr fitter the acci'dcnt: but it was mor> than .two hours later that- tin other bodies were extracted. The task of identifying the deal would have consumed hours but fo> the.fact that, : ?.s the plane plun;; cd Into the .cnukiion, one of its doors was torn loose from the fuselage and fell 'outside. In a pocket of the door wore the plane's registration papers and log. This data led police to check the Beverly Airport where a watchman was on duty, awaiting the plane's arrival Observers saic! the plnne circled the area for several minutes prior fo the accident, nnd that the pilot then suddenly cut his motor ant! headed for the chimney. Police believe ; he mistook the area for a landing strip. Medical .Examiner Andrew J. Guthric viewecj the bodies at the scene and then ordered them removed to the Henderson funeril] home in Everett. i eet TiH i pilot of the training ship jararhuted to salety. Names of the men \vpre- with- ld pemlmi' 3MV.ilioatlon of their aniilies. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Last Time Today "SAN QUEMTIN" \vilh I.invrmci 1 Tirrnpy :iml Mai iim C'urr NYws A- Comedy Friday and Saturday '.'HOPPY ENTERS" with Uo|Ki]nii£ C':issld:iy C;u toon :iml ' ' Illh Cluipln- of "Mnntuttit til ^lystcry Island" NICKEL.. -NICKEL.. - NICKEL Open at 7:01) p.m.: Starts 7:30 p.n Last Time Today . . "Paris Underground . with Cnuslanre Ttimnell :md Cinu-ir I'k'lcls Fox Mtu-h'-Uine >,Yws also Stini-ls Friday and Saturday "VALLEY OF FHAR'/ with Johnny JM:u-k Ilrowu :\ml U:\yniniiil Mutton Scrl-il: "L«sl Cily of llir Jun&l Also Slitjrls Kindly firemen More | Sicfc Man Into His \ Dream Home to Die [ SMn-HKIELD. N. C.. Alls. 7. \ (UP)—C. J. (Mutt) Oi'crby'.s j home stood vacant today. I The 40-year-olci Overby waited i montlis for the day when he could move into the lions'. 1 . 'Desperately ill, he feared last weekend that he would not iive to occuny the house. But frio:vls and fellow members of the 3oc:d vo:unt'eer fire 'department camr '.o his rescue. They moved Over'oy inio the home in an ambulance and the firemen moTed his furniture on trucks provided for the OCCCULMI by firms. After getting in bed at his r.ov; home," Overby said: "Isn't it beautiful — now I m icady to die." •He died the following mor'ilnq find was buried Tuesday. New Theater Manila's Finest Shows EVERY NIGHT Matinee Saturday &. Sunday Box Opens Week I>a;« 7:00 p.i Bat.-fciun. 1 p.m. Cant. Hho*tn» Three Members of Crew Of Bomber Die in Crash CHANUTE F1EIJ3. III.. Antr. 7. (UPi-^A t-*-iii ciieiiicd B-25 boinbcr collided, in flight today with ;.n AT-6 ^,Tmy training pinup. The three crew members of the bomber were killed. The crash occurred short!v af- I.ast Time Todiiy \. Havitl O. Selznick's 'DUEL iN THE SUN" Gregory I'ccU aiul .Ipnnifcr .tnnra — ADMISSION'S — MatiiH-c 75<- l-.v-cnins l.-JU .\lsii Shorts Friii;iy 'WILD COUNTRY' a 4'llC I'irlurr with IMilit; IU';ui Also Sli.irls Selected Slunls NOW 5c AGAIN END OF SUGAR RATIONING MEANS BIGGER PRODUCTION ., . BIGGER PRODUCTION & MORE VOLUME MEANS LOWER COSTS . . . AGAIN WE BRING YOU PEPSI FOR FIVE CENTS The drink that made the nickel famous' is now a nickel again. Millions of People throughout America . . . thousands in our territory paid a penny more for Pcpsi-because they wanted QUALITY! Now lower manufacturing costs and prospect of lower sugar prices mean you can enjoy Pepsi's fine quality and full Cola flavor for , five cents once again. --• -.— •*£&•"££-* NOTICE We wish to take this opportunity to thank our dealers and our consuming public for their splendid cooperation during the time we were forced by high costs and low production to sell Pepsi Cola for more than the traditional 5c. , REDUCE YOUR COST OF LIVING 2 Full Glasses. .. 12 Full Ounces . .. 5c Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Blytneville Jimmie Sanders 312 W. Ash- Phone 2322 Elza Wheeler

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