The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 14, 1947 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, November 14, 1947
Page 10
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1947 50 Persons Hurt In $500,000 Fire I Panic Follows Alarm; Man Running to Scene ' Has Fatal Heart Attack I PROVIDENCE, i'K, I., Nov. H— UUP)—A $500,000, recreation center iflre from which 400 persons fled 'wax controlled 1 eWly today after It (fipmul througli a block-long build- ting, cmufM Injuries to some 50 per- •ons and was Indirectly responsible 'lor one-death. .; : Only three of the 'bowling alley ?tnd steak house patrons required 'prolonged hospitallKitiou. Most fthose suffering culs, bruises, nnd •minor burns were treated nt the ;«cene by a small army of doctors {and nurses who anssvcred an emer 'gency call in belief that many were •trapped Jn the flaming structure. Th« death wns that of Stanislaus Langevin,' 59, of Providence, one of • a crowd of nearly 25,000 Hint rushed | to th« seen*. He was stricken with I 'a heart attach as he ran toward the ' •lire.- •• .. • • - j The blaze at first appeared »s ' dangerous as Boston's Cocoanut ] Grove night club fire in which 491 ', died. It occurred In a one-story . •tructure built from a converted cai , (barn and the patrons found diffi- [ " culty ill the Jam at the exILs. The Cocoanut Groi'e was a single-story building converted from a. garage '. All available fire apparatus was called last night when flames, believed to have started In the kllchrii , of Sullivan's Steak House, blnzcd 5 through the rambling .structure that : also housed the Rhode Island Re! creation Center and a chain grocery ;. itor«. r In near panic, 350 bowlers from , th« recreation center Joined steak . house diners in a frantic flight through flaming exits. ; Gus Zltrldges, football line conch '«t Brown University, was in the (adjoining bowling alley when flamc.s 'epouted out of a ventilator. !• "One ol the doors was locked," '• he said, "and men started smashing ' windows. Severeal were cut by : glais." seconds later, panic—simllsr to ' that at the Cocoanut Grove—en- : tued assomeoriE sliou.ted:, , . "The place is on tire.'.' v Former Bookie At Spa Plans Big Luxurious Club HOT SPRINGS, Ark., Nov. 14. (U.P.)—One of the colorul race ttmck fl«uret of the former Hot Spring! regime of If a McLaughlln hu'r«ve*led plans to build » $100.000 nightclub just, twelve miles from the Spa. Former bookmaker Louis Lou glrmttl said yesterday the plncej would be a luxurious club, reslniir-l nut, »nd tourist camp, bub that gambling would not be permitted. It will be located In Saline County, on the Hot Sprlngs-LllUe Rock highway. When asked why ai "dry" county was selected for the! location, Longinattl said It was to get away from what he termed the "whiskey elements." Longlnatti vigorously denied rumors that the club was being located across (lie Garland County line to escape the bun on emnbliiig set by Prosecutor Sidney McMalh. ftrhapt th* Aider man'* Sens* of Smell it Faulty LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Nov. 14. <U.P.)^LlUle Rock'» mayor.' 8am Wawell, might have thought the time had passed when the city's chief executive had to settle dispute« Involving livestock Today, however. Mayor Wasscll was right In the middle of .a bovine triangle. j 'George o. Major protested to thCj mayor against the construction of a new cow barn near where he Is building a house. He explained that ft is hard enough to bear the one cow lot now In the neighborhood. Apparently oia'noea by Major's remark, City Alderman J. S. Abercrombie replied that he has kept his cow on that lot for 20 years and It hasn't bothered anyone yet Congressional Fight Over Prices Likely to Be Bitter Partisan Affair Powdered coal with an ash content of 15 per cent can be cut to a 1.5 per cent content before it reaches the furnace by a new electrostatic process. Read Courier News Want Ads. WASHINGTON, Nov. H—(UP)— , The congressional fight over high prices was off to a last partisan start today while Republicans, waited somewhat skcptlcnly for President Truman's recommendations lor cutting the cost of living. The partisan split was carried Info' n meeting of Sen. Robert A. Taft's .Joint Congressional Economic Com-1 mlttcc, which probably will play an important part in w'"U the Republican-controlled Congress does about Mr. Truman's price program. A subcommittee of that group submitted a report which, among Us conclusions, asserted that: 'The current unprccenilentcd volume of exports resulting from the administration's foreign procniin '•> responsible for high prices in agriculture nnd has a general Inflation, nry effect." That subcommittee was headed by Rep. George H. Bender. R., o., 1 another, headed By Sen. Ralph E. Flanders, R., Vt., submitted a re- port, not mad* public Immediately, which carried the tupport of both Republican and Democratic members. J>rmiH-rit Objeetf Sen. John J. Sparkman, D., Ala., denounced the Bender report and said the Republican members had consulted neither him nor Rep. Walter E. Huber, D.y O., the minority members of the committee. "This purported report l.s shot full of partisanship with which I not only do not concur but from which I vigorously dissent," Sparkman told a reporter. "It Is unfairly partisan. It Is isolationist In that it Is In op- po.siion to the Marshal plan and to our military policy abroad," Besides Be::ier. the report was approved by Sen. James P. Kern., R.. Mo., and Rep. H«nrr O. Tail*, X., la. It Mid that ursplte Inflationary pressure this country could not refuse "humanitarian appeals" for foreign aid. But it added:: 'The surcs and most effective way to hall Inflationary prewture* 1» pare to trie bone all government-financed export and military programs." (UP' CIO Drmmndi Reduction! ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., Nov. 14— er P. Reuther, president cd Auto Workers (CIO,, Jday that Congress mer'- spccial session Monday, roll back living costs by a minimum of 12 per cent. The demand was the first alep in'Reulher's plan for overhauling the nation's economic system to "get a bigger chunk" of profits 'for the little Riiys." This was the first figure set by aij., ,uon leader on the wage-price adjustment expected in 194S. The auto industry and big busl- MM wouldn't Ilk* hit program "(or making *eonomlc democracy work," he said. Nevertheles he proposed to put it across by welding his union to the UnlUd Steel Workeri (CIO) "ill the closest kind of partnership the world has ever Men." 104CM OfTASJt TO AMY SALAD A regular "too" ot 40 kind, of 60.000,000-year-old animal tocslU has been uncovered \n New Mexico. NOTICE OF FILING OF APPLICATION FOE LIQIJOB FEBMIT Notice It hereby given that the undersigned hac filed with the Commissioner of Revenues of the State of Arkansas for permit to aell and dispense vinous or spirituous liquor* for beverage at retail on the prem- lse« described ai Third Street. Leachvllle, Arkansas. Application la for permit to be Issued for operation beginning on the IS day of December, 1947, and to expire on the 30 day of June. 1948 R. W. Blshoff. MAYONNAISE ...the Best! Distributed by I. I). Fleming. Blylhevilte. Ark. Treasure of Cash And Bonds Sought fOn Hermit's Farm ; . t '- TRUMANN. Ark., Nov.-14. (UP! !—Poinsett county officers were '»et today to.., investigate rumors (that a 73-year-old Trumann, Ark., ' reclus* ^ept a treasure of cash '•nit bonds buried In hts neat 40) acre farm. • Sheriff J Le e Wright revcnlcd that'the daughter of old C. M. Hicks (who claimed he had no .relatives), Mrs. Virginia Womble. . was due to arrive In Ttumnnn to-1 •day- from Los. Angeles, CalK., toi : conduct her father'^ funeral and-j : search for a will. ;j :< ' . : ,The aged man died early this week from burns received while i .disposing of leaves 'in his yard. ; Not much ' was known about him, I . even by his neighbors, who said • he seldom went out.'' ' \ • VfhHe Trumaim ; residents often ; , claimed they saw Hicks with large sums of money, .the rumor of the i : buried treasure really received Im- ''• • petus after his dcnth, when 13ank ' Teller Earl Yurbrough casually re-i ' marked that the man. had be<-n i purchasing thousand dollar savings • bonds without depositing (hem. ' • Bulldozer Strikes Oil ! ; RULO, Neb..(UP)—derence Sim--; monds, Jr., struck oil with a bull- j dozer. Slmmonds : acoidently severed . a gksoline line of the Great Lakes 'Pipeline Co.' About 750 barrels of oil shot into the air before the break was fixed. Read Courier News Want Ads. R.CJ. A. ALL THE WAY In The New MOX • RCA Flickerless Projector • RCA No-Glare Screen • RCA Sensitive Sound Congratulations MR. MOXLEY! Monarch Theatre Supply Company '492South2ndSt. Phone 8-4870 Memphis, Tennessee Best Wishes To The MOX THEATRE And To WARREN L MOXLEY ON THE OPENING OF THIS FINE, NEW THEATER FOR BLYTHEVILLE! ( That's Another Neon From MID-SOUTH NEON SIGN COMPANY Dyersburg, Tennessee . CONGRATULATIONS MR. MOXLEY : . . on the opening of the finest neighborhood theater in Arkansas. We are proud to have had a part in it's construction. OF COURSE we did the layout and all the electric construction on this fine theater. For Everything Electrical Call— Electric Company "At Your Service" -•^ Blytheville Dial 2241 Osceola 687

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