The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 19, 1946 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 19, 1946
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THURSDAY, 10, 10 Ifi (ARK.) COimrBR Grade Crossing Tragedy Probed School's Holiday Saddened by Death Of Ten Students NEWBERRY, S. C., Dec. 10. <<-!!') —Tlio Silversirec't ' Consolidated School dismissed classes for ils 230 sUKlems lotiay in a jire-Ghrislinns Vett'ss daikencd by tragedy in Die deatli of 10 children killed in their school bus by a speeding passen- £ci' train. Ilichiird Sanders, 41. who Had rtrivon the children to KCliooV dailv from their surrounding farm homes in Newberry and salnda eounlies also ,was killed, ar.d 11 other children injured, many c'liti^ally. An official inquiry was started into the erinse of the ^viule cvos- sing tragedy on a dirt road sever mites north of here, almost within sight of the school. Thus 1 >' survivors have b?cn unable lo give a coherent account of the accident Under South Carolina ln\v Sand e:\s .should have slopped on reach inji the crossing, opened all thi 'mis doors and put his gear shif in neulral before crossing thi tracks. It was raining at the time, hut visibility was ^ood and he could have seen Ihe train. The, one of t\vo whicti liassed ench day. was one hour and <0 minutes Into. H. E. Moore, engineer of the i southbound Southern Hallway train, saici lie did not see the bus before his locomotive plouged into it. Hail Dixon. the fireman, said he saw it only ;a moment, before the i Clash. He thought Sanders had not seen the Uain. which was making 50 miles an hour. Betty Jean Murray, 14. one of the injured, said she did not remcm- iser the bus slopping before starling across the tracks. Tlie children were in a say mood, talking about the earning Christmas holiday. "It, was Kitting about midway in the bus and we weren't paying any attention to where we were," Betty Jean soicl. "Then, all of a sudden, il hit us. I can reincmber running over to n farm house '.vhere they made me lie down.," Tiie L. R. Lancasters was hardest hit of the farm families in the community. Three of their children were among the dead. The J. VV. Risers lost two children while third was injured critically. All of Newberry's hospital facilities \vcre U;:?d and it.i medical supplies nearly exhausted. Relatives of the victims volunteered bloori transfusions, while scores of others donated blankets and' hot water bellies. PAGE Survivor uvors eoutevnliiK any orgauiv-ed student nu'cthijis. He added thai no list of tji'lvvnncos had been for- I warded lo the board Irom uny .sin- dent group. i Tnomas lulmtlted. however, lhat I the hoard did move lo instruct the [ dean of sludcnl.s at the University i to submit a complete report of any i cutwflrd evidences of dlssallsfac- Uon amoinj ihc student body. A .stronB dl.suntc reportedly arose un the. campus Tuesday when school officials Imitated to rclimd StiCO lo the Arkansas Iluoslfii'd' Clul). a pep organization. The money Inul been deposited bv by the A15C in (ho student union Hind tui 1 siiftkcepSnts, mill when lluiy U'l'-d to wlihdraw It lo di'lray the Cal- ton How] expenses ol cheer loaders. University oftlrlals reportedly shook Ihcir heads Alter Hi" student Ralliciln«. however, |)r. DimllHg uiirced lo allow ihi- (iioup lo \vilhdriiw $500 for ihc I'otlon itowl Hip and expense?. tangent lo it. Head Courier News wunl Ads. Patrice Munsel Balks At 'Baby Star' Ta«_ P1TTSIUJKGH (Ul'J—The slnld old Metro|)o!iliin Oix>ru is nolm; lo have H one-Bin rijvolt on it.s hands unless 11 slops rnlllni; J'alrU'e Mun- scl it;; "baby soprano." The 21-year-old IH'IIU 1 sini'.cr said so herself dtivii ; a .'concert ap-' jicnrniifc In PltUbUtulv- "After nil," Miss Munsel complained with a shoke of her ha'id- soiue head, "don't yon. think .It's kind ol silly now tlut'I'm grown up mid 21?" The liiK. mlulil • have. l»cn all ilu'it when she. wns 17 and. cot, her first contract with tiic Metropolitan iifler attracting atlci'iT.on will) singing vhi«e. ii^en Spokane, WajtVriutl ts that ' t 'l .can't » led ir child 'prodigy. Mr «h« »- t*nd, - In one rt»y, tii«, S«h«r»" df«H receives Hire* time? as 'much solv energy ^ is. contained „ in all thin coul burned In the \sorld In all entile >ear ' • > Tlie parrot seen siiiovc, can'.itd out by resruc worker, sntvived when a flnming k'C houpe ex- Ijlocied. ils heavy brick w.ii|l , crushing .un atljaronl tenemeiU. in f-.'uw York City. Thirleen pcr- mns were found ilend. with 21 others |ji'C£iim;iblv binied in liie debris. poima Continued from' J'agc 1. U. of A. Board Still Unable td Fill Top Post FAYETTEVILLE. Ark,. Dec. 19 — (UP*The University ol Arkiinsns today \viis still without a new president, nfter ;i board meeting hi I-ilUc Rock yesterday was devoted solely lo a diseussion of Ihc school's budget request to the pre-legisls- tivf committee. Herbert L. Thomas, bonrcl I'hair- nian. hud only ouo comment re- cnrdiny the presidency of the university. "We still have not round , U« rii;ht nuni, and the post \vi|b not lie, filled without delibormtioii," he" enld. Dr. A. M- Hurdin^. who resigned from Che pvesitlency lust Spring. at;Fe^d to .serve until lii.s successor ^ould bo named. - • • Questioned about reports of recent, !-u:ck'nt meetings on the catn- piu here, 'riminas sni<i that the uaavt\ had heard nothing but ru- Tliat dors not menu Mr. Ti'umau Htr« it "ihopprn« headquajrtert" for thoie loved ones on your litt whot« 9<fri you 4««4r« ta b« someHiing special ... tor the only girl in the world ... for thi man who ii first in your heart. Diamonds, MM gift eternal . . . h«f»4»«*n« watcrit* , . . distinctiv* jewelry ... a golden (election to make thii • merry Chriirmai fof all. Chooie now. jr.. ,<'^ like a man in sood spirits and e joyim; life and his job. 'rtie na- neccf:;i;ri!y would b^ renominated lion's auplatise at his hiindliru? of j v ithntit opposiliSi. Former Demo- the coal strike-contribu'.ed niore i cratic National Committee Ohnir- .somewhat to the Presictcnt's man Jsmes A. Farley to'd press than good feelings. Another factor i s the rerponsittility which Re'pubUcnns now shore with him in their con- Irol of the House n nd Senate. Wise men report IVinl Mr. Truman will not offer detailed proposals to this Republican congress. Instead his annual message Is ex- Jnines A conference questioners in New York yesterday that Democrats who have lost tile public's cohfi dence must .step aside lo permli party vcorsnnixaUon. Farley may. but probably did nut. have had M]-. Truman in mind, others. He undoublcdlv was peeled to outline .situation.; which tlilnkina however, or the 'extreme should be dealt with. There will not be specilie ]iiopos:tio:is which Republicans can reject. Rather. left '.\ing of the New Deal-Detno- crntic coalition. The only individual he mined was Sen. Jiinies M. diamonds BUY ON EASY TERMS IJ!i A Week $59.95 Gorgeous 'bridal duetto . . . brilliant diamond solitaire mounted ui lavishly cnjiravL'd set.'inj . .'. matching wedding hand. there will be citations of things i Mead. lllp New York Democrat with which it i s the responsibility of Congress to deal. Sonic ol Mr. Truman's advisers believe such strategy will give him an opportunity to break rven or better with Ihe congress next year. On that basis, the smile of the man from Missouri might brighten instead of fade. Farley's Comment Kecallcil There is another fr\ctor. The long Democratic winning streak was broken last November. It is reasonable to believe 1948 is lil-.ely to be a Republican year. In that event competition for the Democratic nomination »iU be less than it might be. It might, fact, lie more n battle within the party, for control ~of the party or- y.ini/jition than a ICO per cent ef- fort'to win tiic White House again. 1948 campaign. tvho -.\as defeated for governor last month. y is a pvacttcal politician. He us not one to expect that, old leaders may be replaced and a par- ly rtorBanized in Ihe two years remaining before Ihe 1948 election. It would be ;1 four, six to eight year job. If Mi". Tinman allies himself in Ihe next two years loo closely with i.j , exquisite duo . . . each beautitnl rlni; se l , with three shimincrini! diamonds. Serenely .sl.vled matching rings with 10 glowing diamonds. / /Lii-lr-mi. slum l.llril ]iV:,lU , . ^u_ : M: •"" the left, whig, he probably can expect conservative democralic op-. position if he seeks rcnomination. Even so. might not be sntli- cicnt to defent him. some persons believe he mi^ht prove to be nccrptnbli: to the eld line Democrats in 1948. A Truman-Farley ticket would put considerable .spark into Mic Foursome mart, electric razor just plug in . opciatcs AC-DC G blazlns white diamonds sol in popular fishtail nm Lady's IJirthslonc Man's BiHhstone Bilbo's Pastor Testifies $49.50 $59.50 $100 Brush, comb and mirror 10 compliment *r Q Perfectly matched viill pair . . . famous Shea IT? lifetime ft rn Guarantee. }D.JVi *CT6» UK Street from Open Evenings till 9 p.m. tor Your Conrcnicncc Senator Theodore Bilbo confers \vilh the Rev. D. Wade Smith, right, shortly before the minister was called to testify before Ilia Senate Wnr investigating Committee's inquiry into alleged dealings balween Senator ISilbo and war contractors. Rev. Smith is pastor of BlIBo's Juniper Grove BauUst. fjhurch but hss never lived in the built on Bilbo's cstnte. rNEA Tejoirtiol'o.)

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