The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 5, 1948 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 5, 1948
Page 12
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PAGE; TWBLY1 Dynamfte-Laden Track Explodes ON* Man k Killed And Five ftnont Hurt in Mi*(i**ippi JAOMOH, MU>., March ». (U1>) —A trwfc loaded with dynamite exploded near Snxtan. Mix*. »arly today, killing one man and causing injuriw to five other persons. A mat identified as Robert A. Da- Tto, of Brookhaven, was killed In- eUnUf when h* stopped his truck and advanced toward the burning dynamite truck. The blast shook houses in Jack- eon; It miles to the North. H demolished two Negro houses, aiirt •damaged th« residence of Mr and Mrs.W. K. Nichols of Braxton. Th« driver of the truck was not hurt, alnce he left the vehicle when H caught flre. Mr. and Mrs. Nichols and two ehildrsn were injured, Nichols imd hf» ion are said to have sustained broken legs. Mrs. Nichols and a six- year-old daughter received cuts nt;d bruises. Sheriff Sam Honson, of Mendcu- hall, said Davis, who was a driver for the Cook Transfer Company, wa» identified by means of Army discharge papers In Ills pocket. His body will be taken to Brookliavcn today. Davis was 35. An unidentified Negro woman is also reported to have been injured when her home was demolished. BLYTHEVfLfcg (ARK.) COURIER Governor Named In Paternity Suit Arkansas Pilot is Safe After Crash in Jungles PANAMA CITY, March 5. <UP>— Cecil High, an American contractor ind pilot, told today ot spending three nights in the Colombian jungles and marches after his plane ran out of gas and crashed 12 days •go. High managed to find his way out »nd reach a \raterway, where lie was rescued by natives In a canoe. He arrived last night al Crlslotal, Canal Zone, aboard the banana boat Annetta. Hlgh'i mother, Mrs. Bessie High lives In Little Rock, Ark., and his father, Clarence High, In Los An- Governor Jlra Folsom of Alabama, IcH. as he arrived at the Statler Hotel in Washington, where he met reporters to answer question, about a paternity suit filed against him by Christine Putnam Johnston, 30-year- old divorcee. NBA Tclcpholo.) Bathing Neptune Jewish Defense Forces Launch New Offensive JERUSALEM. March 5. (UP) — The Jewish defense force Hngannh carried out KM attack on a. sizable scale against Arab bands in the Sharon Coastal Plain today, and early reports snid 15 Arabs were killed and a considerable number u'pre wounded. Hiieanah opened what was described as a large scale oflenslve at midnight and carried it througn the early morning hours. The main action was at Sir Adaj, near Masdiel. and at Kftir Snl>=i near the coast northeast o[ Tei Aviv. Auditors Claim County Official Short $15,976 Law Office Moved W. Leon Smith, Blytheville attorney, today announced that he ha s moved lib law office to the Ingrain Building at First and Main Streets. His office was formerly located in the Anthony Building on Second Street. Car Bathing l)c I.uxe BOSTON, (UP(—A SI50.000 shower bath which cnn wash 450 passenger cars dally has been' Installed by the New Haven Railroad at its Dover Street yards. Hat Checkers GntthiR Fancy NEW YORK (UP)-Hat-check girls at hotels and clubs here are putting hats In cellophane wrappers to protect them from one another. HEMJEHSON, Term., Mar. 5.— Education ranks third among all (Ul i—An apparent shortage in the 'Public expenditures in the United accounts o; A. E. Darldson, former I States, according to a survey Chester County, Tcnn., trustee was i disclosed today by state auditors An audit released by (lie state controller and covering the period from April. 1D-S6. lo January, 1948 claimed an 518,373.17 deficit. The actual shortage, the report said amounted to $15.970.67. . Note to Junior: even the God of the Sea has to lake a bath. It happened m Rome, where this n ,1 °, K ' ns Nc l> l une, crcm-n- ">g the famous Trevj Fountain, gets a spring cleaning. All !he city s many stil(u{ , s got scruul Brother of BlytheYtlle Doctor Dies in St. Louis ! H. C. Brewer, of Smlthland Ky. ' brother of Dr. w. F. Brewer of Blytheville. rtieoi this morning, 9:30, a|. Barnes Hospital in St. Louis following an operation. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Dr and Mrs. Brewer will leave tomorrow for Smithland. No False Alarms DUBLIN. Ga. (UP)-This mid- Georgia city racked up at least ! one perfect record during 1047 Fire Chief S. V. Holmes said Dublin has not had a false alarm since Intc 1540. Earthworms can be brougm to the surface by knocking on a stake ' the soil. GRIFFIN sr/iys A--B C \ WAX SHQi POLISH because it has a hard-wax finish HACK- IROWN -TAN • OXtlOOD ENJOY THE LUXURY OF SCHENLEY'S « W. «* g,, in «, ulfll |pi , |(|i omg> Se|)Hiv KM>tti ^ ^ River Tragedy <C»nilnu«d from F« e <- 1) mishap l» approximately nine miles from here. Police chief William Ta BB ail, who recelved-first reports o/ the crash, rushed (p the scene with ambulances, doctors and nurses. Tujyait said he sal on the bridge watching three rescue boats pulling in survivors "Powerful lights played over the river, Taggart said. "My count of survivors is 12, with U dead. "Those boats got there mlghtv fast, otherwise the death toll would have been higher." ! Mass gave Miss Pay Bulord. night • superintendent at King's Daugh-1 ters Hospltn! here, details of the' accident and the number of crewmen aboard tlie Natchez before he was put to bed. He had a leg In- Jury and was suffering from mild shock. The standard oil lowboal, Sohlo- Lalonla, picked up most of the survivors from the icy water and i brought them to the Greenville Riv-! er terminal. | The hospital said a thorough examination of the crewmen, Including :-ray pictures to spot broken bones, would be made after tlwy recover from shock and exposure i It was not believed nny were seriously InjurctI, however, , Pilot Knew of Danger j Hass, a veteran rivcrboat pilot who knows every trick ni old "Big Muddy," said the Natchez was! moving upstream under normal | :omliUoi» about ft p.m., Inst ni s ht ' ,ime of the accident. Behind the powerful Natchez was a line of .seven oil barges low in the water/ attached by taut tow lines. About 12 miles below Greenville, ther* l. » iharp bend, l£ed by treacherous currents. Has* knew it to be one of the meet dangcrou" IWMPS on the long river trip from New Orleans to St. Louis Hass ordered half the' barees cut from the tow « nd tied up downstream. Then the Natchez moved slowly *„<( cautiously un- .•<irpa.ii -""in . with Just three of FRIDAY, MARCUS, I94g Just as we reached the bridge " Hasjj said, "we wer c caught In a sudden eddy. This cross-current caused us to control, Almost before we knew it, the Natchez was smashed broadside against » bridge pier." The jarring mow, Hass jald snapped the tow lines and sent three barges skittering out Into the stream. "The crash came wjlh such suddenness that almost no one had a chance lo brace for It," he said. "Some men were hurled over the side hy the impact Others jumped in In-hind them. Those below Hecks had almost no chance. She s:ink almost instantly within :W) second, I'd say." The Natchez, operated by the Federal Barge Lines, was split open by the Impact. She was a comparatively-small unit tit the fleet of eight riverboats operated by the freight line. .It was believed she was almost beyond salvage. In the seconds before the crash ' the radio operator of the Natchez i jumped to his telegraph key and tapped out an urgent SOS. it was picked up by an alert amateur ra- ttio oiHMflfor at Greenville, who summoned rescuers. Five vessels—the Sohio -Lstonia tlir: Zenith, (he Casablanca the nine- .Seal and the Irene Sholan— ' " th" w:cne The Greenville dock was soon jammed with am- ul:i:u's and police cars with •earchlighU, It wa« a cold night with a ten- mile an hour wind whipping down from the Northeast and the mercury was In the middle «'s. Crewmen Lester Smith of Hickman, Ky., said lie could not swim and thought when he jumped overboard that he ; would never come out alive. "But God be praised, as I lilt that old water a life preserver from the Good old Natchez came float- Ing right by," he said. "I made a i lunge for It and grabbed hold. It • •was sure a mighty good feeling, i that life preserver. It kept me up for 30 minute* before I was rescued." Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCK- YAHDS, Mar. 5. (UP)—Livestock- Hogs 7,500, salable 6000 and compares with 11,000 yesterday. Fairly active, weight under 240 Ibs and sows 25 to 50c higher than Thursday's average. Heavier weights steady to 25c higher Good and choice 180 to 240 ibs 23-2375 largely 23.25 Up. Top 23.85 for one load. 250 to 210 Ibs 21.50-2275- '^70 to 300 Ibs 20.75-22; 160 to 110 »')S 23-23,50; 130 to 150 Ibs 20-2'75• 100 to 120 Ib pigs lJ.50-18,75. Sows 450 Ibs clown mostly 18-18.50; few 18.15; over 450 Ibs 17.25-18.25. Stags 14-16. Cattle 1,100, salable 800; calves 600. all salable; meager supply of cattle rinding rather slow Inquiry despite lightness of run. Some deals about- steady. Odd lots medium to low good light weight steers and heifers 23.50-25; good cows 21-22; a few common and medium beef cows 17.50-20; canners and cutters 14-17.50, BRINGING YOUR CAR TO US IS LIKE . . . CACHING SAVINGS IN A DEPOSIT BOX! YOU KNOW YOU'RE SAFE You take chances any time you let someone Ho wo** on your Ponliac who jusl doesn't know it mechanically! And there's no way of felling until more serious dam- fitfe is detected. You can avoid taking chances though, hy always calling on your Pontiuc dealer for Ponliac repairs! Smith Ponfiac Co. 126 South Lilly St. Phor»« 4371 Disaster doesn't knock! A mother it putting her child lo bed . . . i ;. o to mod o Youngiteri ore hu»y in a schoolroom . . , A disabled velejan buildt a'lrtrle buiinest in hit hom« . an expiation tuact fh« building apart ; ; . a river flood iweepi tt all away ' Happy younfl couple i. enjoyina a party .::::; flr. de.troy, th. building, killing and maiming ANY- of thcso tragedies could happen to you and youra ... for Disaster doesn't ask permission. U strikes without warning. But where Disas'tcr goes and Panic prevails, there too b the Ked Cross. Prepared for action, calm in the face of danger, experienced in (lie succmr of suffering humanity, Hie Red Cross brings relief quickly, generously, efficiently. And... afterward ... the Red Cross stands by the injured and tlie desolate through difficulties Disaster caused to help rebuild their homes, restore their strength, and give them new courage to carry on. The Red Cross doesn't stop to ask questions—it knows no boundaries, no prejudices, no limitations. All it asks is jour help —for it cannot exist without you. IT'S YOUR RED CROSS,.. KEEP IT GOING MEAD'S

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