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PAG« TWO BLTTHEV11.LE (ARK.) COURIER NEW« Turks Down Two Bulgarian Planes OIM Pilot Is Killed, AnoHiar Wounded in Flight Over Frontier SOFIA. Bulgaria, Feb. U (DP) — The official Bulgarian Telegraph Agency said today that two Turk- tsh spitfire fighters flew across the Bulgarian frontier Inst Monday and were shot down after being warned twice. The Bulgarian account said one pilot, Sgt. Kema! Mendetes, was drowned when his plane crashed Into the Black Sea 200 yards offshore near the Bulgarian port of Sozopol. The second pilot, sub-U. Tslnt Hulki Yed, was slightly bruised and captured when >iis plane made a forced landing five miles Horth near the village of Salt Nicola. The report said both pilots wer<! members of the Turkish Alrforce »nd were In military uniform when they were shot dou-n. They flew their planes across the frontier at »n altitude of 300 yards and circled Sozopol, according to the Bulgarians. • Sozopol Is about 30 miles North of the Turkish Border. Bulgarian froii- , tier guards opened fire after sending two warning signals, the announcement said. The announcement added that frontier violation was an "cajice/1- ly brutal incident" claiming that "visibility was excellent" and that there was no possibility for mistake by the pilots. "The Bulgarian and Turkish coast, lines have sharply differed outlines," The announcement said. "Any possibility of error or deception of the pilots is out of the question." •The announcement charged that this was not the first time that Turkish planes have "violated Bulgarian air." Elks Aid Polio Drive Contributions rriail« by Negroes here to the March of Dimes infantile paralysis lund drive totaled W8 and were collected by members o{ the W. H. Shivers Negro Elks lodge No. 1166, Ernest Cnston, who directed this' division of the drive, Mid todiy. Caston was assisted in directing the Negro drive by Vclmiv Keith. T!i» sen levels of both the Al- Untic and Pacific oceans are rising, In the last 20 years. th e average sea level has'risen about three and one-half Inches 250 Miles on a Gallon, He Says James Monroe, of Ucllflower, Calif., checks the gadget he tnvenied to make Ills rar run 250 miles on a gallon ol gai and a gallon of water. Soon he soys ho'll lie able lo do wilhoul Ihc gasoline and just use water I'rinr-iple of Monroe's Invention is Ihe conversion of water inlo lit hydrogen and oxygen ramponend. These mixed vvilh gasoline vapor, become a highly explosive produrt whirl) li fed into the carburetor. Monroe hopes to perfert the device befor* It blows him and his car skv-hiirh Famed Plunger Stakes $4,000,000 On Gulf Of Mexico Oil Adventure ^•^•mm'- ; ' : ,"V: : .*V&#Mft-.-'.v .. > v.>S(?4£^wSw'v'*^/ .; -j Combining her 1948 hair-do with f a skyscraping lopper, Mary Lou Gaylor acquires a definite New Look in Detroit, Mich., where she was elected "Miss Dclroit" at the North American Beauty and Fashion Show. The fancy lid was designed from Detroit's Penobscot Building PITTSBURGH (U.P.I — Mike , Bendedum. famous wildcatter, is ! making the biggest gamble of his ' colorful 57-ycnr-cnrcer in the oil business at the age of 18. j Thc fabulous Benedum, who amassed a $70,000.000 fortune by prospecting for oil on three continents, is betting $4,000.000 on the oil fields beneath the Gulf of Mexico. Culminating a $1,000,000 undercover Investigation, In which alr- plnnes nnd radio were used to scout competitors, Benedum has announced ills newest plunge. He has leased 120.480 acres o( sea-bottom lunci beneath (lie Gulf, three to 15 miles off the const ol Texas, between Galvcston and Freeviort Slecl Island Planned Tlie lease cast $1.383,467 In addition to the million spent, on the super-secret Investigation. The project's cost will be well over $3.- j i 000,000 before crews are ready to start drilling the first well. . A great steel Island, .100 by 120 I feet and costing more than $500,- ^ 000. will be towed by .barge into wntcr 15 to 50 feet. Therlfcl will be anchored to great piles drWcn Into the Gulf bottom through ' large steel tubes. Thc drilling crews will live on the Island while: making four Initial wells. At ^he bottom, the wells will cover a radius of two-nnd-a- hnli mile^. • ' . Such a speculation Is nothing ' •w to Bencdiim. Known us the "father of oil production." lie hiw i risen from the son of a |xx>r cabinet maker to one ol the richest men of the nation. ' Goes Into Field He mntntniiis show-place homes Pittsburgh nnd Houston, Tex. But he folows his drilling crews avidly. During his .career, he lias been known n .s a man with a "nose for oil." and when it was found, he was in the field with "mud on his boots." A-native of Bridgeport, conn., he got Into thc oil business through a chance meeting on a train while en route to Pittsburgh to seek r. Job. The chance friend was Walm W. Wortliington. then heart of South Penn Oil Co. Worthlngton gave his a job seeking oil leases. By the start of the 20th Century. Benedum was a millionaire through nil strikes In West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania. He developed a way of operation, which he calls "crcckoloBy." it i s a coril- blnatlon a! superstition, hunch, and sound knowledge of geographical formations. In 1907, he opened the great Southern Illinois Field. In 1903. it was Gnddo' Field of Louisiana. His "nose for oil" then took him to Mexico .where he discovered the Tuxpam field, which he sold for $0.000.000. Meets QIIPCH Marie During the first World War. he brought in the Mg Tropical fielrt in Columbia, Souih America. , Vacationing In Paris, he met Queen Marie ol Romania. She asked him to Inspect some "war ravaged land." The land turned out to be the rich Ploesti oil field. Benecitim again had ir.ud on his boots and title to 3.000 ncres of thc field in his pocket. Bcnecliun went broke ouce, during th c depression of (he '30s. He look to the oil fields to wildcat again with his old partner, Joe Trees, Taking a hunch from the tale of an old blind man, they drilled a well at a place near Proctor Creek. W. Va., where, according to Indian legend, nn arrow pointed to great wealth. -The well wjis a gusher. A dozen more wells went down and "oil rose above the trees." One well alone brought In S1.200 a ilay. Bt-nedum wn* on his wny back to the top. FBI Agents Nab ManWantedon RobberyCharge JACKSONVILLE. Flo., Peb. 12. (UP)—Lawrence R. Duncan, 33, wanted for armed robbery In Blr- mlnifham, Ala., wu held under »5o,- 000 bond here today pending a hearing next Monday. FT3! agenta arrested Duncan and his 20-year-old wife Ossle here yesterday when they walked Into a trap laid for them at the Post Office Building. Duncan and his wife were arraigned before Ihe U. 8. Commissioner yesterday and entered no plea. Mrs. Duncan was held under $10.000 bond, charged with harbor- Ing Duncan In Chattanooga, Tenn., when authorities searched for him last December. Duncan was Implicated In a $87,000 jewel robbery In Birmingham, through the testimony there yesterday of another man charged with the robbery. John B. Baker told how he, Duncan and two others robbed the Perry Jewelry Store last Oct. 30. after binding the Jeweler and his family at their home. FBI agents captured Duncan and his wife when she came to the general delivery window at the Post Office here to pick up a tet- ter. They also arrested two other men Avolanch* of Snow Sweeps Train front Tracks in Colorado ALAMOSA, Colo., Feb. II. (UP) — Fourteen persona aald tod»v they were "little the .wor*e" for their harrowing experience, of riding a nairow gauge (rain sideways down a mountain when It was awept from Its tracks by an avalanche of snow None of thf 11 j»«enj*r» and three crewmen WM Injured seriously when the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad train waa hit by the slide ^THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1Z, walling In a car outside with Duncan. They were listed at Charley Thomas Spencer, «, W h 0 police «ay escaped last Wednesday from the Georgia St»t« Tuberculosis Hospital at Rome, and Edward Calvin wheeler, charged with harboring and concealing Duncan Wheeler and Spencer are scheduled for arraignment today. PILES TROUBLE? For Quick Relief DON'T r>El_tY ANT LONGER! 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