The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 28, 1948 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 28, 1948
Page 14
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VAGB FOURTEEX BLTTHEVTLLE (ARK.) 1 COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY M, IMS Japanese Ferry Strikes Mine In Inland Sea With Loss of Lives Estimated as High as 287 TOKYO, Jan. 28. (U.P.)—Between 173 and 287 pa»- •engers of the wooden Japanese ferry Joo Maru were reported killed or drowned early today when the vessel struck a mine in the Inland Sea and sank In one minute. The Japanese Merchant Marine set the death toll at 173, but Allied Headquarters said it may have reached 287. .-, The vessel was believed to be car- 4> ' rylng between 288 and 400 persons, of whom 115 were rescued. Among th« iurvivors were three British soldiers, the only allied personnel aboard. The rest ol the passengers were Japanese. The Japanese survivors said that alter striking thc mine, tlie ferry whistled frantically for aid. It went down In less than a minute. The ierry was on a routine run from Osaka, on Honshu bland through the Inland Sea to Todatsu on Shikoku. It left Kobe at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and struck the mine at the entrance to the |wrt of Ushlmado at 3 a.m. today. U. S. naval officers said tlie channel still was being cleared of mines planted and sown by the Japanese, Americans and British during the war. Vessels were permitted to travel through the area at their own risk. ,. Sea "Black" With Passengers .. It was believed thc ferry hit a floating mine. Two Japanese" coastal vessels, the Mcgami Maru find the Uwajima Maru, were sent to the scene to look for survivors. Th« rescued Britons were identified as Captain C. E. Wheaton, Sgt L. R. Brown and Australian Sgt. R. McKcnna, all attached to the British forces at Kobe. A spokesman for thc Australian S7th Infantry Battalion quoted Wheaton as saying that the two other allied soldiers on board the ship were sleeping at tile time of the accident. "Suddeny there was a terrific detonation," Wheaton was quoted u saying. "We rushed on deck. A moment later, we look to the water, which was very cold. We were In the water for 10 minutes before we were picked up by Japanese fishing boats which took us to land." Tlie three soMIers arrived at battalion headquarters dressed in odds and ends of Japanese clothing. They apparently suffered no ill effects from their immersion. They said the water was "black with floundering passengers" and thai thc boat "seemed to sink" In a matter ol seconds. Ten persons who were brought to shore died almost Immediately. Arkansan Dies Orvillc Wright, First Aviator, Is Seriously III DAYTON, O., Jan, 28. (UP)—Or- villc Wr.ight, 76. co-inventor of the nlrplane, today was reported resting comfortably In Miami Valley Hospital here following his collapse In his laboratory office. Dr. A. B. Urower, his physician, Indicated that the inventor had shown Improvement and expressed belief that yesterday's attack was not as serious as the one suffered b v Wright last Oct. 10. "It Is a little too early to determine exactly how serious the attack was, but I do not believe It was as bad as the first one," Dr. Drowcr said. Wright, who was credited with successfully flying the first airplane, had been in virtual retirement at his home since his release from the hospital after the attack last October. An electro-cardiograph test at the time of Wright's first collapse showed a "minor difficulty," but Dr. Brower refused to call It a heart attack. Wholesale Food Price Index Declines 8 Cents NEW YORK, Jan. 28 (UP)—The wholesale price Index for 31 food: in the week ended Jan. 21 declined eight cents from thc preceding week, Dun As Bradstreei, Inc., announced today. The Index In the latest week declined to $7.17 from $7.25 for the previous week. H was $6.18 n year ago. The all-time high of $7.28 was reached in (lie week ended Jan. 13. Millionth Visitor Irene Moss, 18-year-old Westville, Oklahoma high school girl, was the one-millionth person to view the Freedom Train during its lirsi Oklahoma stop at Muskogcc. Muskogee Mayor J. Ollie Loe, second from left, and train director Walter H. S. O'Brien, second trom nrjlit, escorted her through the exhibit. Cpl. John R. Alexander is the Marine Corp guardsman standing at Hunt,. (NEA Telephoto.) War No. 1 Cost Bank Commissioners Delay Meeting to Feb. 6 LITTLE ROCK, Jan. 28. (UP) — ^^ A meeting or the state Banking PAYBTTEVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 28. Commission, scheduled for today, — (UP)— Th c body of Laurence D. has been postponed until Feb. S be- Bronson. formerly associated with cause of weather conditions Bank the Bronson and Hubbard planta- j Commissioner T. w. Leggctt an- tion at Hulberl, Ark., was to be ' nounced the delay. Memphis today for I The commission will consider np- returned to mlrln1 ' Bronson, 35, died of a heart at- plications for bank charters filed " lc proposed Merchants and , , tack In his hotel room yesterday '"'""tors bank at Manila and the less than six hours after" he had ' registered. Bronson's automobile staiU- the highway en route to Arkansas, tary Academy on Monday night. Levee Contract Awarded LITTLE ROCK, Jan. 28. {UP1 — Tlie Ben M. Hogan Construction Co., of Little Hock lias been awarded the contract to build all remaining units of the Tucker Lake portion of the ljule Rock to Pine Bluff levee. Th c U. S. Enlgcers yesterday awarded Hogan the contract on a bid of $181,210. Stale Bank. i B- A. Lynch of Blylhcvtllc chairman of the commission. LITTLE ROCK. Jan 28. (UP)— A concerted drive to roost membership in the ArkanSiis Department of thc Marine Corps League from l!.s present 300 to 3,000 was being planned today. i Plans for tli c program were map- 'pert at a meeting last night when Mrs. Virginia Rayburn Hudgins of i Little Hock became the first woman state commander since tlie league I was organized "6 years ago. Read Courier News Want Ads In liicol 1949, 79S of «ipenditu(« directly tcffecti the cost of war. the effecri ot war and our efforti to piei«nt future won. Inliicoll939,7l% of ex pend i lurei went tova/d pro- gieui«, constructive proo.icil darn eitica Mr, only 29% to coilt ic- lulting from var. Over three-quarters of the 19-19 budget is (or direct or indirect war expenditures. Only 21 per cent goes for social welfare, housing, education, research, agriculture, natural resources, transportation, general government and other constructive activities. Legion in thc Legion Hut, H. G. Partlow, immediate part commander of the Post, addressed the group on the G. I. Bill of Rights A supper was served proceeding the meeting. Origin Unknown Tlie Christmas tree, as we know it today, came to us from Germany, but contrary to its many beautiful legends, we do not know the actual origin. Livestock 30 Veterans Receive Medals at Legion Meet Victory and American Defense Medals were presented approximately 20 Army and 10 Navy veterans last night at the weekly meeting of LJud Cason Post 24 of the American -ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, Jan 28. (UP) —CUSDA) — Livestock: Hogs: 8,GCO; salable 7.500; active; steady to 25c higher; 180 to 250 Ibs., $27.50-27.75; practical top $27.15; short lead $27.85; 250 to 300 Ibs 527-27.50: 325 Ibs S26.50; 160 to 170 Ihs S26.25-27.25; 130 to 160 Ills S22.- 50-S20; ICO to 120 Ibs $16.50-21. Gou.,1 sous, 450 Ibs down $24.50-525; few choice 825.25; over 450 Ibs S2375- 24.25; stags. S17.50-20.50. Cattle: 2.800; salable 2,500; calves 800. all salable; steers in relatively literal .supply ai around 35 loads. Approximately 30 per cent of receipts cows, with heifers and mixed yearlings in modest numbers. Opening trade active and strong on all classes. Several loads of medium to good steers $25.75-33; good heifers and mixed yearlings, $2550-28; medium heifers and mixed yearlings S2C-25: common and medium beef cnws $17-20; good cows $23; conncrs and cutters, $14.50-17. RHEUMATIC Pain Sulbrers In The South Now Toko F 9973 >vllon n>in ' 'limpness anil *• ***»» liail wratlicr make till; iiiu.i- rlca feel fo sore nml painful. Often you start, to feel quirk relief nttcr the first spoonful. Caution: UEO only aa directed. Today—get, a l»tllo of C-2223. Mead's has your favorite Topcoat RHViMSDFREBSOn ELLIS BOOLiE DEAL AT PQPLE TAKE HER BOV HAxPPV 'BE MY DAUG-HTER'S HAND ICrWE THEE. AMD \F VOU WANT ADVICE FROM ME MOTOR CO. "In the hole on a deposit?" NO NEED FOR THAT! ,«—-. WE'RE DELIVERING JEEPS NOW ... Dial Steele 495 SALESMEN TO SERVE YOU-5 ELLIS POOLE, Owner & Operator , MO. Phone Steele 49 Gabardines • Coverts • Tweeds • Cheviots • Fleeces bu HART SCIIAFFNER & MARX '50 to *65 We Still Have the Coat of Your Choice in Stock. Select Yours Today. If It's For a Man, Mead's Will Have It MEAD'S 322 MAIN STRUT ' V> "'

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