The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 16, 1948 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, February 16, 1948
Page 12
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PAGH TWiLVB BIATHEVILLB (AKK.) COURIER NKVVS Hotel Guests Flee Two-Alarm Fire Bloz« in Memphis' • Ctaridgc Confined To Basement MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. IS. (UP) —Frightened guests streamed down elevators, stairways and Jlre escapes early today during a t»o- alarm fire In tile 15-story Clarldge Hot«l. Th» blaze, however, was confined to the basement but more th»n 150 guests feared the worst when fire appartus parked outside | the hotel Many of the guests who went down the fire escape barefooted were prevented from entering the hotel lobby u the flames poured out of the basement stall-way agaliut the second floor ceilins. W. S. Hunt, of Allcntown, Pa., his wife and three year old daughter, Jeanne, went down the fire escape, from their 15th floor holel room. Hunt «ald ho "didn't waste time" when he looked out of the window, and saw the street, jammed with fire trucks. The fire broke out at 11:55 p.m. (CST) In the basement near the hotel linen supply rooms. The second alarm was turned In one minute before midnight. Elgin IM. Olamon. 28 year old sen- man and a safety engineer at the Naval Air Station at. Milltngton, Tenn., discovered th* fire In a trash can close to the door leading ' te'the linen supply rooms. "The flames were going up a bom (six feel." Clamon salt!. "I snatched off my coat and tried to smother out the fire, but it had gained too much of a headway. When my coat blazed up I rnn to the '° hl> V mid shouted the alarm to the desk Then Clamon returned to IVie basement and knocked on the door of the women's rest room until two girls came out. Clamon was critical of the deli\y In the arrival of firemen. He said It was 11 minutes "by my watch" from the time tlie alaim was turned In until firemen arrived. Fire Chief Connie o'Sullivan said that firemen "could hear the Ure' roaring" when the fire trucks pnll- ed up In front of the hotel. The basement was ft muss ol flames, Steps leading to the basement of the hotel are just to the left of the hold .entrance. The heat was so Intense around the entrance Uo the hotel that the plastering fell off In large chunks. Hunt said he was awakened by the clanging of fire engines and shouls In the corridor. He put on a coat over his pajamas, awakened his wife, and with the daughter in his arms made their way down the fire escape. Mr. and Mrs. Dluno Eacchhil who are shot out of a cannon In the "human cannomjnll" act with the Humid-Morion circus made their way down 10 (lights on the fire escape. The Eacchlnls' and their daughter, Sylvana, were barefooted with overcoat^ over their pajamas. Soon They'll Be Security Bonds MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1$, 194? I President Truman nnd Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snyder hold the poster announcinfj a special Savings Bond «.ilcs drive from April 15 lo June 30 stressing Ihc vital peacetime Ijisk ahciuj. During the drive Savings Bonds will be known as Security Bonds. Four Youths Killed When Car Hits Sled SULPHUR SPRINGS, Ark., Feb. 1G (UP) — Four tccii-nuc youth were fatally Injured Friday night wlicn I heir homemade bobsled collided, with nn nntomobllc creel Highway 71 near hove. Tho victims were Identified as Betty Kny Rcthciueyor, 13, her 14- y oar- old sister, Irene Rctheineyer, , Lee Lennox H, nnd. HitRh Jnmes i Winchester. 14, '• Tlie bobsled wn.s being pulled behind a car driven by Charles A. Millemlcr, 29. When Mlllcnder slowed his car at a curve, Ihc sled shot into Ihe piith of an oncoming 1.1 I on snow-cov- | torcycl, Eight- Arkansans Meet-Tragic Death During Weekend j At least elghl persons died violent deiiDu in Arkansas over Ihe weekend—five In traffic accidents nnd three by their own hand. Thomas Keith, 20, of Little Rock, was killed Instantly when his motorcycle crashed into an automobile Hips companion. Bill Robinson.' 2). was Injured but is expected to recover. car driven by C. E. Forey, 33-year- old Marion, la., rcnl cslnte broker. Investigating officers said the accident 'was unavoidable and no charges would he filed ngninst Forey. They said Forey saw Ihe impending crash and attempted to ditch his car but was prevented by high snow banks on either side of (he Betty Kay Rcthemeyer nnd the Lennox boy were killed In.slanlly, Ihe Winchester hoy died 10 minutes after bfliiR taken to the home of Sulphur Springs doctor, nnd the younger Rethcmeyer girl died In an ambulance before reaching Bcnton- ville. Three other youth** jumped from the siecl and \vcrc uninjured. Palestine FightingClaims 14 More Lives By Kllav Simon (United 1'ress Staff Correspondent) JERUSALEM, Feb. 16 (UP) — Jewish-Arab fighting broke out with renewed fury over the weekend, leaving at least 14 and possibly 21 dead, combined reports said. Official reports said 13 Arabs and otic Jew were killed in the weekend fighting while unofficial reports said six more Jews and one British constable wore killed In daylong clashes Itl Haifa yesterday. Eleven Arabs were killed and three wounded seriously Saturday nlglit when a llaganah force attacked Ihc Aral) village of Susa In Galilee, destroying U houses with demolitions. Reports on Die attack said the Jews entered Ihn village quietly, placed Ihelr explosives and then withdrew. Jewish sources claimed Arab bands used Susa ns a base from which to attack 10 Jewish settlements along the Lebanese border The village is three miles from the border. HaKanali also attacked the Shiel- Iluusseln bridge spanning the Jordar river between Palestine and Trans- Jordim. but a government announ- ceinciu said the attack was iinsuc- ce.s-sfiil. Arab Legion Troops guarding tin bridge said a Jew In an annoicc car swept past a guard post alii .stopped his vehicle in Hie center o (he bridge, wncre it exploded. Tlie driver jumped of Just before tho explosion, but was so seriously Injured he died later. Unofficial reports said two Arabs were killed in Ga/a when they were caught looking over nn empty a rmy A 50-year-old Philadelphia mnn, Frnnk Pingatore, was killed and Iwo olhcr occupants of Ills car were camp, hurl In A licnd-on collision near Drlnkley. Injured were Larry Ollv- of Wilmerdlng. Pa., and Joe Palba ol Pittsburgh. Officers said.,, .„,,, „ . , , Willie Smith, a Negro, -'as driving! f. , *°™ P lc *-"P truck bcloiiK- Ihe oilier vehicle, a '<um;> truck. 8 ,'° "' °- Osborn e was -eported T. B. Fiori, a GO-year-old North-I !! s , nth ? . causc of » "™ alarm at western Arkansas orcluirdist. was ! 0: ,'. s mornl '>8- Tile [ruck was killed while crossing Highway C8 in ! i™ , — ... _,-. . . - rn".si Firemen Answer 2 Colts A .small blaze in the fuel line of County taxpayer!. The amount, the „„ state levy will yield in tins county pension fund. this year will be $113,434.05 after &10.621 in homestead exemptions has been deducted. Listed on the lax books are total taxes to be collected for the benefit of state and county governments, for the eight Incorporated towns and cities and the school dis- ricls within the county. Total assessments against real estate, personal property and ulil- tes in the eight municipalities amounts to »5, 019,618. Heading the 1st Is Blytheville willi assessments of $3.109.«23, followed by Osceola with $313,419. Assessed valuations for the other municipalities Include: Leaehville $259.803, Luxora $202.855, Manila $195,529. Joiner $110524, Reiser $81,579 and Dell $555*5. Assessments against all real estate in the county assessed by County Assessor Doyle Henderson totaled $12.154,624. Tills was increased to $13.022.833 when all railroad real estate assessed by the Public Service Commission was Included. Valuation of acreage lands in the county and improvements on them was assessed at $9,290,124 while the assessed valuation of city lots and improvements was given as $2,864,500. Fewer Toll Tax Assessments Of Hie total real estate assessments, $22.713 wa charged against 136.22 miles of main track and 37.35 milf.s of .side track used by railroads operating m Mississippi County. Assessments against properly in the county made by Assessor Henderson and his deputies totaled S4,500.380. The Arkansas Tax Commission liMccl the assessed value of railroad rolling .stock and materials at $362.554. The slate agency also assessed the \aluc of telegraph, express and sleeping car company property the county at 530.707 and telephone company properly at S314.54CI. A valuation of $852,240 was listed for "all other utilities." The properly assessed by the commission added a valuation of $1.560,041 to,' r«venu« for t-h* firxntn'i rfli»f and The bond retirement millage, voted by the City Council in September, is distributed as follows: city hall bonds, 2.2 mills; cily hospital, IS mills; and city park, 1.0 mill. : ape and Main resulted. Streets. No .dam Tlie Blylhevillc Fire Department also answered a call lo the home (of Dick Burton. 402 South First, Tontltown. Officers said lie was struck by a car driven by Clyde Godwin, of Rogers. Godwin was exonerate!!. A 49-year-old Negro woman. An-, _ . , , -—. nlc Thomas, was kilted Instantly Saturday afternoon when nn oil when struck .by a bus on Highway I stove Decan > c overheated. No dam- 70 near Brasflcld Officers sale! she j Iff resulted, was running across the highway j and apparently did not sec the bus. • i Evnest Means, 30, employe of Ihc Jonesboro Water and Light plant, died of Injuries suffered when he was struck bv a car near TAXES W« Cvi /«,/Thousands SOKTID HIAVIIS t^^BD CHICKS U~ aram« H.av x *,,,*, JQQ tin en ifiV.fy No Itghornil eivt til An *#<** o- * FOB PROMPT 3HIPMINF UVt DEUVERr GlMkANIEEl IN IMJMK5 OVf* 20 YfA*5 ..UArrumtB Wl tl>Y , 0 ,, 0 p, CHICK CO. M*. PIANOS New and Used Music Inslrumcnls Repairs & Supplies Sheet Music Records Radio Repairs BROOKS MUSIC STORE 107 K. Main Plinoe 811 LET THE GCPC MAN CLEAN UP YOUR BILLS II TO" ha« a lot ol tendered bllU or old d«bu. «ee the GCPC Man (or thr> money you need. Ho lilicis to mako loann to help people and you'll liko his piompl. friendly, confidential service. Kef aymcr.U arranged lo lull yout nquiremenls. Phone or come In. General Contract Purchase Corp] 122 West Ash SI reel Ri.vlhcvilk'. A i- 1 '. 150 Ibs.. S19.50-S23; 100 to 120 IbS.. Officers sav the ca'r by N. T.'Ritter of Tuckennati. was driver Memphis. Joe RodcnburK, 29. of Fort Smith, shot himself with an Army auto- while sUlius in front of a JH.-19; sows, 450-lbs. down, $18.50V $19,50; few $10.75; over 450-lbs. iratli S18-S1B; stags. S14-SI0.50. i Fort Smith funeral home. Cattle -1.300; salable 4.000; calves, I R. E. Van Winkle. 70. of Rupert' l.CCO, all salable. Market .around 50c In Van Burcn Conniy. shot hitnselt liiBhcr than last. Friday on steers i in a room in a Little Rock Hotel. and bnlcher yearlings. Cows, un-! officers said they found a suicide nole. Anrl a Little flock In.suratiee salesman. Edward Halin, 37, shot hltnsclf while sittinc in a car In front of his hoU5e. Officers quoted Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL, STOCKYARDS, Feb. 15. (UP), (USDA1 — Livestock: Hogs 13,800; salable 10.000; weights over 160 Ibs., mostly 50 to 7oc higher than average Friday; advance partly lost on f\v late sales 250 Ibs. up, but most 3-10 Ibs. down cleared early. 160 Ibs. down, 25 to 50c higher; weights 120-lbs. and down very scarce. Sou's, 25 to 7Sc higher. Bulk good and choice 180 to '240 Ibs., S24.25-$2-4.';l5: top, $24.15: 250 to 300 Ibs. $22.- S23.25; 300 to 323 Ibs.. S21.2o-S22.50; 160 to 170 Ibs., 522.50-2350; 130 lo even; with general undertone of firmness shown, however. Bulls', under pves.suie with .some al Ihe ^ lop-cml showing decline. Several loads ijood and choice sleers. S2S'jn.50: medium to ]n\v gnnci kind?. $23-2450; Rood heifers and mixed yearlinus. S23-S26.50; medium kinds S18.50-S22; common and medium cow.s, S1G-$18; ciinnpr.s and cutters, S12-Slfi; good beef bulls. $22; medium to nood san.^aye bulls, $10 50- S21.50; c o!)t l and choice vealers, steady to SI lower nt S23-428: common nnd nicdium, S15-S23. Sheep 700; all salable. Lambs 25 to nOc hitrhcr o]j extremely light supply. Run predominantly good and choice xvooled Uuubs. Only aljoul 4511 avaijablc al the OiXMihiK, •1th bulk S23-23.50; lop $23.50. ichidinp few Texas lambs at Ihc (Continued from Page 1) of the voluntary 10-niill levy. A voluntary levy included in (lie total tax charges is Ihe three-mill county road lax. appearing on the tax books for only Ihe second time. [ This, in addition to the statutory three-mill levy, will yield, on the basis of ICO per cent collections, a total of $114,503.12 for construction of new county roads and maintenance of existing ones. The voluntary three-mill road tax was voted by the Mississippi County Quorum Court for the lirst time in 10-16 and was collected last yeir tilmost \vithoul exception. Trie Quorum Court lasl November voted no in tax levies against 1947 assessments and the increases in Ihe taxes themselves were caused by higher assessments. Savings Seen for 1918 Elimination of the G.5-miU state ad valorem tax by Ihc 5Glh General Assembly at It.s lust session will not. benefit taxpayers of the state until next year, when they pay taxes based on assessments lo be marie thin price. Some strictly medium to Fall. good lambs. S20; virtually not aped ! On Ihe basis of assessments In sheep in early. Medium to good; force at this lime, elimination of fat ewes nominally quit at $10.50- the ad valorem tax will mean a sav- $11.50. Ing of $124,045.05 to Mississippi hfs wife n.s snyiny ho l\arl been dc.spondDnl over financial mailers. Twins Wed Twins READING. PA. (UP)—Mary Jane and Fern Hoffmastcr. 23, Iwins always liked lo do things togelher They have been married in a double cercmoney to Iwins. the lotal assessed by Ihe county officials lor a grand total of $6.051,021. The tax books show an assessment of $966.355 against 9.3QO cars, tractors and trailers in the county This is a slightly higher assessment against a slightly lower number of vehicles than was the case last year, indicating that, more of the vehicles assessed probably were new ones. Poll tax assessments on the current tax books total 24,070, a decrease of 2.860 under the previous year's total. The present total included 21.993 white persons and 2,- ' liao Negroes. Tne general revenue tax of fi'. : -: mills. If 100 per cent collections arc made, ivill yield $95,419.27 for tfe ; comity general fund. The five-mill cily corporation tax paid by taxpayers in all the county's incorporated towns and cities witn Ihe exceplion of Blytheville could yield a total of $9,093.47 on the basis of a total assessed valuation of SI.819.695. In Blytheville, the cily conxira- lion tax is 10.1 mills and 100 per cent collection on an assessed valuation ol $3,199,D23 will yield $32.319.22. 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Ash JDial 1 13R OoMown PcrV, Hot Spring, ARKANSAS, i, one oHhe most beou^ slorters, hos just opened th« storting gotes ot upper right. ADMISSION $1.00 INCLUDES TAXES 1941 SPRING MEETING 30 DAYS OF RACING—FEB. 23 thru MARCH 27 8 Roeei Doily (except Sundayt) Post Time (1st race) 2 p. m. Rain or Shm« Daily Double on 1«t and 2nd Rac«« S33S 000 IN PURSES PAID BY TRACK 4thOoklawn Handicap, $5,000 Added Saturday, March 20th 12th ARKANSAS DERBY, $10,000 Added Saturday, March 27th (Three other 55,000 added each racei o* Setyrdey) CHILDREN UNDER U NOT ADMITTED

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