The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 4, 1948 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

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FAGB JPUUKTEEH BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEW! WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY '4, SOS Linked With Missing Airliner Distress Signal May Have Come From British Plans MIAMI, Pla., Feb. 4, (UP)—A mysterious SOS signal and a message crackled over nn aircraft frequency commonly used for voice broadcast* last night and early today and contained the Identifying words "Star Tiger", the name of A British South American Airways passenger plane which disappeared at sea Thursday with 32 persons aboard. The messages were heard by half a dozen coast Guard, Federal Communications Commission and Civil Aeronautics Authority listening posts along the Florida coasts. Coast Guard officers here reported. They begem with a standard international code "SOS", They were followed immediately by a code from which listeners extracted the words "Star Tiger". The signals were last heard here at 6;30 n.m. today but amaieur radio operator. 1 ; as far West as Ohio reported hearing the blurred call Into Inst ir Coast Guard rescue control officers here said the signals wore heard clearly enough to get a "fix on the location but necessary equipment was not available here John Alexander, local office manager for the airline, said he was not Inclined to be optimistic but "if anybody could get a signal out Its Frlfir Turk, radio operator aboard the plane." The aircraft vanished Thursday on Its regular London-Nassau. Bn- hamas, run. Missing with the plane ' wer e 32 persons Including British air marshal Sir Arthur Conlng- ham. The frequency used by the sender wns the one most commonly employed by aircraft, the Coast Guard reported Rescue officers said the sender, If he were attempting to reach the preatest number of listening aircraft, probably would choose such a channel. It was heard at 3105 kilocycles. No location was given by the sender. The tanker Esso Philadelphia ra-! dloed that a floating object It had ' been asked to Itivcstipatc 655 miles south of Bermuda early today was not a life raft, as first bell evert by the .spotting plane. The tanker menage said the piece of debris could not have been from the missing airliner. , The mysterious SOS message* also were reported by Amateur operators to Canadian officials at Halifax, N. S- Coast Guard officials here sn4d they were trying to pick them up and trace their origin to see if they were from the missing plane or were the work of A prankster. Jan. 19 1$ Baby Day With Them Attlee Asks Halt On Wage Boosts Britain's Economy Endangered, Premier Tells Constituents Unique Is the family of Mr. and Mrs. Jrwln Hiring, nl St. Cloud, Wis.» whose three children were all born on Jim. 10. They're pictured with their latest, John Martin, born Jim. 10, 19-1H; Sue Ellen, born Jan./19, 1&45; and Billy, born Jan, 19, 11M3. French Workers Stage Bottle in Offices of Union PARTS, Feb. 4. (UP) — Reports from the northern Industrial cen- tor of Lille SHK! UuJny thut renewed fighting between Communist and anil-Communist Inbor group.-, has broken out there, with 16 Injured In a clash for possession of union headquarters. The battle broke out Inst night when 300 members of the Commu- titst-controlled General Confcdcrn- tioii of Labor (CGTJ stormed the centra! h\l>or hcadqunrtcr.s where, members of the opposing "workers' force" hnd sut up offices, 'Die workers' force members locked the doors and barricaded themselves within. Communists battered at the doors for more than nn hour ami finally broke in. A fist fight raged, and members of the workers' force were thrown out. j Police Immediately cordoned off I the building and waited for an hour and a hulf while the Communists i held a meeting In the offices. What was discussed was not disclosed. Finally the Communists left. Police moved in and occupied the building. First reports said 16 persons were injured. Wyatt Infant Buried Funeral services for James Howard Wyatt, Infant sou of Mr. and Mail-Order Bridegroom Found Sane by Doctors LITTLE HOCK, Ark., Feb. 4 (UP- Lonnie Ambrose Hobbins. Arkansas' "mail-order bridegroom" 1 was held .sane today by officials of the Slnte Hospital here. He will be returned to Van 13urer> County soon to face n charge of first degree minder in the strychnine poison!tig o( his bride of a week Inst New Year's Eve. Dr. George W. Jackson, superintendent of the ho6tjit:ii, held a final interview with Rabbins today but he had snid earlier tlmt the 49- year-old Scotland, Ark,, man was mentally responsible tor his actions. Robbing was accused of uoi.sonln;; the former Mrs, Sadie Sue Dudley of Abilene, Tex., whom he innrried following a "mail-order" romance. Bobbins disappeared shortly after her death and was arrested near Dardanclle a few munites before he was to hnve married a. Little Rock widow. By Homer Jenks (Unilrrl I'rcss Staff Correspondent) LONDON, Feb. 4 (UP)—Prime Mlni.stor Clement Attlee today demanded that the upward trend In British wage*! be halted in an effort to prevent Inflation from wrecking Britain's struggle for survlvnl and recovery. Attlco said, however, that the government had no intention ol Imposing a compulsory ceiling 01: wages, rt recognises, lie added, tluil v/nge boosts In certain undermanncf e.ssenlia] Industries in If* lit bo ncc esfuiry (o attract more workers. The government's wage policy was announced by Attlee In UK Hou.se of Commons, lie c.slimatci tltnt wages nlrcacly were 73 pe: cent nbuvc (he pre-war level. The statement, was more a con dilatory cull for voluntary co-op oration by employers and trad unions alike than the hard-hit ling egislaUvc program some economic cx-perts believed necessary. Attlee listed four considerations tiich \\c said were essential in the Handling nf the situation. They wore: 1. "In the pie.sent c'uncliOons ruM until more goods aiv' services are available for the home mnrkcUs, there is no justification for miy general increase of individual mon ey incomes/' '2, 'It does not follow that it would be right to .stablli/c all la- comes as they stand today." 3, "It is not desirable for the government to interfere directly with the income of individuals otherwise than by taxation." 4, "In ihe view of the government, it is essential that (here -should be strict adherence to the terms of collective agreements.' Texas Congressman Asks 'nvestfgofion of 2,4-D WASHINGTON. Feb. 4. <UP) — lep. Clark W. Thompson, D,, Tex., wants to put a brake on too-cn- .husiastic use of th< weed-kUler known as 2,4-D. Thompson said that cotton, vegetables and other broad-leafed plants may be Injured or destroyed ijy 2,4-D if it is not carefully applied. His resolution called for an Investigation by the Agriculture Department as to how much of the weed-killer is being marketed and dusted on crops by airplane. After a study, it would inform farmers on safe methods of application. Another name for 2,4-D Ifl 3,4 dlchlorophenoxyacetic acid. Memphis Lawyer Dies MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 4. (UP) —Funeral services will be held to- morrpw lor Karl King, a MldSouth attorney who decided on a law career after .serving five years as headmaster at Peacock School foi Boy.s at Atlanta, Ga. King died al Baptist Hospital yesterday In his 6lst year, tie was a graduate of Emory University, man'* pollclw and declared hlm- >]f a "favorite *on" candidate for the presidency this year. Despite the numerous angry denunciations from Dixie, Indications were that a "secession" move from thf Democratic Party would meet opposition If it arose at the Talla- hassee |ov«rnor f « gathering, Florida Oov. Millard F. Oaldwell •aid IK would not support such a move and reaffirmed his support ot President Truman. But he admitted that he did "not agree with some of the president's policies." CIVIL RIGHTS Forrcstal Announces ir Transport Mergers WASHINGTON, Feb. -i. (UP>— dense Secretary Ju 11105 Forrcstul day announced the merger, ef- ctive March I, of the Air Trans- ort seiTice of the Air Force and ic Naval Air Transport Service. Livestock Motorist from Minnesota' fined on Traffic Charge A Minnesota motorist was fined in Municipal Court this morning for Mrs. WInford Wyatt of Blythevillo, j running a stop light yesterday that who died Monday, 13 hours after \ resulted in a collision with a Bly- birth at St. Bernards Hospital in ! IheviUc Coach Lines bus at Main Jonesboro, were conducted ycscrdny . and Division Streets. at Gregg Funeral Home In Jonesboro by the Rev. Allen D. Stewart, pastor of the Methodist Church in Blyth«ville, assisted by Ine Henry Goodloe, pastor of the Methodist Church in Jonesboro. Other than his parents, he U survived by one brother, Thad Wyatt, four. Burial was at the Oakland Cemetery in Jonesboro. He was K, P. Meyers, whose fine was set at $10 and payment of itam:u;cs to the bus. Police said Rev. : Meyers' car was towing H house- Wet and dirty .spark plug terminals are apt to cause a short circuit.' trailer, which struck the bus. No our was hurl. Other motorists who faced traffic charges in court this morning wore R. M. Koonce, who forfeited a $20.75 bond on a charge of driv- iiu; valh improper lights, and Pa^e Dallas, who was fined $25 nnd costs after pleading giuHy to a drunk driving charge. ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. Feb. 4, (UP) —t,USDA> — Livestock.: Hogs 10.000, salable 7,500; uneven; Weights 250 Ibis down and sows steady to 25c higher Mian Tuesday's average; heavier weights steady to 25c tower. Hulk good and choice 180 to 250 Ibs 2C6.50-26.75; several loads 230 Ibs down at 27, practical top. Short, load 27.25; 25C to 270 Ibs mostlv 26-26.50; 270 to 300 Ibs 25.50-26; 300 to 325 Ibs 24.7525.50; 160 to 170 Ibs 25.25-2G; 130 to 150 Ibs 21.75-25; few 25.25; ICO to 120 Ib pigs 15.75-20.2Ti. Sows 450 down 23-^3.75; lew 24; over 450 Ibs 22,50-23.25. Stags 17-19.50. Cattle 3,500, salable 3.COO; calves 70, ali salable; about, a dozen loads of steers offered, thc\se mainly medium to low good ttltn several lou about -steady nt 24-26. Heifers am mixed yearlings moderately active about steady nl week's decline. Me dium to good 20-25; cows active am strong; .s{K)Ks 25c or more highei Canners and cutlers 15-27.50. Most b.ils hibernate in caves riur g the winter. Volunteer wheat is a species ol heat, that, has reseedcd itself. (Continued from Page 1) cure in writing the platform next July if they wish to retain the electoral vote of the South," McCorvey wru'tiiMl. Chan man Herbert Holmes of the Mis.sis>.i|>pi Executive Committee approved the .suggestion that South- 1 ernei'.= hold a separate Democratic convent ion. Si'(i;ir;iU- Convi*nlion Sought Mississippi Gov, Fielding Wright ituiivi'cd in Jackson that, he would urse other Southern governors Lo unite in action against the Prcsi- j dent's rci'-'in] proposals. It was believed Wright would urge a separate Southern convention at i he Tallahassee governors meeting. But he declined to elaborate on tii.s plans other than to declare he would have "a great deal more to say' at the meeting. Sen. Jamc.s O. Eastland, D., Miss., suggested in a recent message to the Mississippi legislature that the South band together to elect a favorite -son to the presidency by withholding iis 127 electoral votes and throwing the election into the House of Representatives. Alabama's Gov. James E, Folsom lias already denounced Mr. Tru- In BASKETBALL cr GASOLINE t as Niagara SEAGRAM'S 7 CROWN. 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