The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 25, 1948 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, February 25, 1948
Page 2
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1 PAGB TWO BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWg Gas in Basement Blamed for Blast Volve Found Open • And Closed Hours Before Explosion LITTLE ROCK, Ark.. Feb. 25.— (UP)— Ignition of accumulated gas In the basement of the Diane Theater caused the explosion which killed one man a"nd Injured several others at Pocahontas. Ark., yesterday, according to J. M. Blair, chief j boiler Inspector of the Slate Labor Department. Blair said that a valve In a portion of the building being used u » furniture warehouse apparently was forced open accidentally. The' leaking gas was discovered earlier In the morning and had been shut off. Blair said, however, the heavicr- than-alr gas apparently seeped through the partition In the build- Ing and settled In a basement under the theater. Blair said one of the men must have struck a match. Insurance Inspectors Arrive (UP)—Insurance Inspector* were to begin an Investigation today Into the cause of an explosion which flattened three commercial buildings and killed one person In downtown Pocahontas. Police had roped nnd fenced off the area, mid no one was being permitted In the block which had been the scene of Hie blast. It was reported last, night that there was danger of the walls and front of A fourth building fulling. Removal of the debris was progressing slowly, however, volunteer workers did not expect to find any additional bodies. A 60-year old Negro, Henry Taylor, was crushed by falling stone and mortar nnrt his bnrty was re- , covered only after four hours of i He's Overjoyed In Memphis Hospital Another mun, 55-year old Paul Allen of near imboden, waj found under rubble nnd rushed to a Memphis hospital, where his condition was reported as fair. A pile of ieed sacks which Jell on lop of him is credited wllli preventing htm from sharing Taylor's fate. Allen and Taylor were In an empty slorc building, which was bel{ig used a-s a warehouse by Ihe hardware company for whtch they worked, when the explosion occurred. "The blast leveled the Diane Thea- ler and the Newton Shoe Shop. a"d POCAHONTAS," Ark,, Feb. 25.— damaged the Starling Grocery Store Investigation Under Way in Woman'sDeath WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25. 1948 NpW<£ news WE DON'T MAGNIFY YOUR TROUBLES . . WE FIND THEM! AND FIX THEM! When you take your CRV to ji mechanic to be repaired, do you take price and price only into consideration or do you also consider ilic finished job? In that, you'll find the difference between Pontiac repairs and that of the oldtime blncksmilli. Our work is backed by th Pontinc Name and our own |>ersoiial guarantee. Bring your Pontiac to Smith! Smith Pontiac Co. 126 South Lilly St. Phone 4371 Andrew Zavada of Lulrobc, Penn,, holds up four fingers to signify his joy over the birth ot quadruplets to his wile. The four inlants were born prematurely, but were taking nourishment, a spokc.smtm at Ilia hospital said. The mother was also in yood condition, and was tickled about her babies. (NBA Telcphoto) Young Alleged Bandit Frees Jailed Brother MUnFrtETSEORO, Term., Feb. 25. (UPI — A 21-year-old alk'n«l bandit lender freed his partner- brother iron] the county jail here last nlBhl. • Spciirn Edwards a|>]>carcd at the jail In the early evening with a pistol, forced Jailer Precce Helton :o free his 26-pcar-old brother, Alfred, locked the jailer, his wife, and Mrs. Willie Williams, a vi.sltur, in a-i empty coll block, and the two fled, Helton said. The two Edwards ure mirier Joint indictment for attempted numiev in the shooting last October of By- lord Armstrong. Floyd I'itts. 22. held here, rcecutly sitfiipci a statement implicating himself, the two Erhvarrts anil a fourth man In banditry In this area, Sheriff Earl Mo- Knight said. ' When the Edwards brothers left the lower cell block open none of i WEST PALM BEACH, Pla,, Feb. M. (U!>)—Authorities sought today to determine the cause of the death of an attractive night club cigarei girl whose body was discovered on the kitchen floor of her apartment, be,iidc the nude, unconscious form of a bartender. Police Chief Jack Thompson immediately ordered an autopsy In the death of the girl, identified as Grace Heaney. about 35, a comely jrunctle whb peddled clgarets and Uvors nightly at Leo and Eddie's lavish Palm Beach night club. Thompson said there were bruises about the woman's neck and face »ut the exact cause ot her deith had not been determined. Her companion, John tiurke, 30, a bartender at the Three O'clock Club, regained consciousness a few minute* after firemen and police smashed their way Into the locked apartment yesterday. They found Burke lying unclad next to the dead girl, who wore slack suit. Sheriff John Kirk held Burke for investigation, but the bartender demanded a lawyer and refused to talk about the case. Firemen were called to the building when dwellers saw smoke coming from the Kirl's one-bedroom apartment. They knocked down door, locked from the inside, and found the girl and her unclothed companion lylnn on the floor of the smoldering kitchen. The rooms were filled with smoke and curtains and paint in the kitchen were charred, but tho»b!aze apparently had gone out in' the sealed apartment. It appeared winnow curtains had caught fire from candles on a breakfast table, The girl's bony was discovered about noon yesterday and Thompson said she had probably been dead about three hours. A letter received bjr Municipal Alrixirt officials from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association reported that airport facilities and services here have received an "above average" rating, it was announced yesterday. The letter Inducted an AOPA "Certificate of Merit" lor this rating, given only 12 alrport.i In the state of Arkansas. The certificates are given on the basis of reports by individual pilots to the AOPA on facilities found and services received at alrporis they use. r Fatally Shot By Sentry in Japan KOBE. Keb. 25. (UP)—The 8lh Army announced today the death from gunshot wounds of Cpl. Robert, McCallie. son of nuth McCallle, GaOsden, Ala. McCallie died Sunday. Ho was shot the previous night. The shoot-1 FINt fOK Ing occurred when a sentry on a ITCH pier in Kobe Harbor fired on Me- Quic kiy , lp ,,| y soothing and com- Calhe and another (juard aboard tortim; GRAY'S OINTMENT with a harbor craft which failed to an- ; Its wholesome antiseptics and na- swer a challenge. turc aiding medication. Nothing elfi* The Army is Investigating. ! ", kc "—nothing so comforting—or "leMant for externally caused skin Read Courier News Want Ads. troubles. 35e. Get a package today. Lee Richardson Jr. has been appointed captain of a newly-organized volunteer fire department at the air base, The group staged five fire drills last week. The volunteer firemen are residenti of the air base housing quarters who have organized to aid in fighting fires either on the flight line or In the housing area. On the cross-country list last week were Sam Owens, Bill Crawford and Hicks Yarbrough, who flew to Walls, Miss.,- In a Piper Cruiser; Hitrold Sudbury, who flew to Chicago in Ills Bellanca; and Jesse Wright, who flew a Cruiser to St. Louis, Defense Offers Testimony In Pope Murder Trial the other prisoners escaped. Helton .snicl but two of them released the jailer and the two women. Sheriff McKnight posted a S100 reward for the capture of either of the Edwards brothers, he said. Five times as many men as women %re arrested annually for violation of laws, according to FBI ecorris. Ark., Feb. 25. fUP>— Attorneys for 32 year old Robert Jones continued the presentation of the case for the defense by calling on Mrs. Charley Jones C, D. Russell of Southern Air Services in Memphis last week purchased an AT-6 owned by Don Keller of Rector and hangared he.'e. Ernest Halsell bougnl a Beechcrnti Bonanza from a Little Bock distributor last week. Transient pilots who landed here last week included the following: Robert N. Norwood of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Piper Cub; Charles Cullom of Willson, Aeronca; Bcckham Southern of Kennett. Mo., Piper Cruiser; Lt. A. F. Mndison of Little Rock, P-51B; Ll. James E. Black of Denver, Colo., C-47; E. H. Shlrey of Hope, Cruder; R. V. Wolf of Little Rock, Fan-child 24; A. H. Stacey of Little Rock, Siinson; C. R, Jordon of Newcastle, Ind.. Cessna 140; and B. E. Ayres Jr. of Newcastle, Ind, Cessna. Read Courier News Warn Ads. of Russcllvllle. Jones is being tried on first degree murder charges in connection svilh the death of his 55-year old mother-in-law, Mrs. Nancy Chansley, last October. Mrs. Jones was a psychology teacher at Arkansas Tech at the time Jones was given R mentality test. She was cxj>cctcd to testify i ns to the findings oi this test. ! I The principal witness for the de- ! ] fense yesterday was 12-year old | Virginia Lenhcart, who testified on the corner. It also broke windows , that Clyde Adams and the wife of fur blocks around, and piled tons the defendant were frequently in of rubble on the sidewalks and each, other'» company, during the street. '. • . i time'the. young, girl stayed al the Damage, hai.been'i'esllmated, urWl ChanslcJ house^ . . ," officially at »100.000, most of which : Jones has signed confessions ad- was believed covered by insurance, milting the slayings of Adams and his brother-in-law, Columbus Clian- slcy. He told officers he felt these men ami hts molher-in-law were contributing to his domestic troubles. WHATEVER YOUR COOKING PURPOSE YOU'LL FIND HUMKp UNSURPASSED dtl VEGETABLE / Lester Austin Siilcsnwn James Griffith Fro [re-is worker The better the jobs they have with us Jerry Vaughn Bulk plant Ramonii Milburo Sienogtapher Myrle Hammond Foreman The better the job they do for you! HERE ARE EIGHT of Ihi: 2S.OOO pi-oplc who are Esso Standard Oil Company today. From Hamona the stenographer to Lester the salesman, they have two things in common ...they're mighty good people, in mighty good jobs. The average length of employment for all our workers is over 14 years. Over S.'IOO have been with us over 20 years. Their skill and loyalty 6n the job help a lot, day after day, in turning out quality products in (his highly competitive business. One reason for this unusually good working team is the unusually good jobs they have. Over 30 years ago this company set out always to be » good outfit to work /or... to give'the human needs of workers a key place in all planning. \Vith employees, their unions, and management all working steadily together, this policy has led to many unusual job advantages. H has kept vragc rales high. It has led to employee benefit plans which include retirement with life iiH'omc al Go, cash-savings plans, vacations with pay, generous accident aud sickness benefits. Kut Ihe important point is how this combina- £sso lion of good \vo-kcrs in good jobs hns had t^ood retii/f.t for so tua'iij people...CaoA for ihe workers, of course. Clod for the company. Good lor the thousands if stockholders who own the company. Cooil lor Ihe communities where these people make goid U.xpaycrs, good customers of local stoves, g«id neighbors. And good results for I/OK, in your car or homo or factory or on jour farm. 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