The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 5, 1947 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, February 5, 1947
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WEDNESDAY. KUliUUAl(Y 5, 10-17 (AKK.) COU1UHK NEWS Train Hits Truck Killing 3; 65 Hurt Proud Streamliner Plows Into Oil-Laden Vehicle on Crossing KINGSBURG, Cal.. Feb. 5. — IUP>—Hre-blackcned cnrs of the •Sauthcm pacific's proud orange id red streamliner "Snn Joaquin Daylight" were a grim reminder today of a wreck tlinl claimed the live.s of three persons and brought injury to 05 others. Spared foliage, charred railroad ti^i^nd scattered bits of burned '''™age littered the roadbed where the locomotive's snatched »'!> the trailer of a stalled fuel "lick yesterday und dragged it down the track. As the train stopped, jets of Ilamc spewed against the windows where 203 passengers looked out in honor. Among them, but unharmed, was Amos Alonv.o Stagg, patriarch of American foo'tball coaches who was on his way from Los Anuelcs to Stockton. The explosion ami swirling inferno of Ignited oil killed George Echneckenberger. the engineer; Ernest M. Comer, the fireman, both of Bakersfield. Calif., and Mrs, Sara E. Badgley. an a':cd passenger from Dunsmuir, Cal. Among the . injured was noy S. Omen, Kaglandj s. C. SehneckenbVrg'er 'apparently threw oji the locomotive's brakes before he died, if he hadn't officials said, the fiery train might Ivive continued for miles across the plain—with oliicr trainmen unable to reach the cab because or Ihe I lames and firefighters left helplessly behind in Kingsburg. A steam locomotive has no "dead man's throttle" (o halt it automatically. Truck Driver Escapes The driver of the truck. Philip l^c Meyer, 21, Of Fresno, Cal., who S ipcd injury, claimed the aulo- fc wigwag signal at the grade : s-jnf> \vas not working when he .started across the tracks. Southern Pacific officials dismited his claim. Passengers said ilames licked up the sides of the coaches, and oil .•••lack in window crevices blazed '» haloes around the glass panes. ,Passengers leaped up in a panic in the combination coach-baggage car. two diners, a club car, a parlor car and eight coaches. Many broke windows and the fire raced inside, searing passengers, upholstery and luggage. Within three minutes fire fighters from the adjacent Roma winery were pouring water on the coaches and Southern Pacific officials ; .said their quick ' work undoubtedly limited the toll of dead and injured. City firemen .soon joined Ihe salvage action but for several hours the train'smouldered arul smoked. ^^ • The truck's trailer lank was bent around the engine's nose in a U. Soldiers in the last coach raced through sheets of flame to aid the trapped passengers.' A bu s driver ran from the parallel highway, smashed windows .a'nd'-helped' the injured lo his bus. .Red .Cross jgorkcrs from Kingsburg, . Selma H|d Fresno rushed to the scene with medical supplies, coffee and food, and railroad rescue workers were called from throughout the Los Angeles to Oakland area • The driver of the truck was hurled away from the train in (he cab' or his vehicle and suffered no in- Burbank produced the Shasta daisy by crossing daisies from America, England, and Japan. _'o° t-ate to Classify for Sale _____________ For Rent Services ' Gateway Service Sta. Builders of ' Guaranteed Generators and Starters Phone 983 J. O. Lentz Dub Sisemore What States Spend Per Pupil for Education L«i (Kan $150 I I Less Ihon $200 ill Seeks Role Case PAGE SKVE1* Rips Big Three Mup above shows number of dollars spent annually, from slate and locnli revenue, per pupil in average daily attendance in the nation's schools. Figures arc for fiscal year 1<J !>!, the latest year for •vliich statistics nrc obtainable. Diesel Engines Put New Speed Factor Into U. S. Travel by Rail Attorney General's Aide Appears in Court Before .Judge Picard I'M !!••;]', K. j. n. illl'l Assl;ii- : : unl A i, . IH.V oi'iu'riil ,1'ilm K Son- ni'U ^.id indav Hint if || H . B overn- I uieni I; ". nr.ltu-l to er,UT the l ncrlrr |,.I N ir^. L .a<:,. it ^\\\ ;. nr ry, Jt ^n l!:,. t), s. Riim-ellle Coin'l ' •'w'u'.-u 1 • ihe oiiu-ome." '"I'h • mjUlio Inleie;,! rr(|iilre.s -in ! • nu!\. iti-ii-rinlii.iii:)!, of tills case."! Sum.".* ..i;<(, i ' '!':"• :;:)','ei iimcnt iiltorni v s..>ld his I-'".'!:"- !iad Ivcn '..-he:ke<l wilh i evi: \ iV.ritbtcU no\ r ernment ai;en- '. •"•'• •<• iudniK Ihe Piesident of the : ""( hiis pi titioned Federal 1 i'-.n-t; Pirard l» let Iho KOV- iii'. t-nu-r the case as a "pro-j "v\." uiviiii 1 , it iMiuu] rank '•he plaintiff, nvembcrs <n Use! ''i'.:!-: 1 ; \Voilu-rs l_ T nion, and i!'".Viii!aiu. Ihe Ml. Clemens ' ' Piiiieiv CDiup.inv, m .,4***. ,s^ i / * . ^ New Lawmakers Take Course in Civics ! ClircACIO <up> — Freshman '. member. 1 ; of several WARMNO OKIMCK In the Chancery Court, ' aa,v\>3 District, MbwtxlnM rtrkaiisii.s. ' I,'. KCU)A, PtaintUf, . i! Council of state Onvcrnmenls reports. Ncw f Oklahoma leglslntors took l>nrt In a brisk one-day briefing on lie techniques of iuwmaklng and iither phnses of the legislative process. Arkansas, Colorndo. Connecticut, Cicorgln, Mnssiichusetts anil Norlh Cnrollna lcnlslator« also Iwk n li'iv !<>«ons In lawmnklng, the cnuncll siitd. The defendant Sophie Burry Kol(hi- is hcrcbv warned to »ppear within thirty class in the 'court mimed In tin, caption hereof "and aiiEwer the camptsinl, of the plaln- ll/I Edward !•' Kolda. J'" 1 " Ml* aui day of January, I 1J47, ! Harvey Morris, Clerk. I Miry L?C Jarratt, D c |Pcrcv Wright, Ally, ror PHf, H. O. Punlovv, Ally, ad Ut«m ) 22-29-2 : 5-12 with C'iO l»n' :H;C.\GD <up> -nie s-anta F« llwf.y today is the line with Hi" largest jiumbr: of freight and ;;,'..;- sctiger Diesel locomotives. Its- first Diesel elcctii: passen- Rcr locomotive was delivered lo Ihe E.llHP. f-\> on Aue- 30. 1935. H was the lirst S.GCO-horsepower Uvo- imit lo:omoiive built oy C.enerul Motois. to handle heavyweight trains, and after a considerable test psriod.was assigned to handle the Super Chief out of Chicai'o on May 12, 1935. • Recently, the road received eishl fi.COO-horsepower Diesel electric passenger locomotives of a total of 13 it hud on order. When the reining live ale delivered, the Santa Pe will In ve a grand total• of 25!i Diesel locomotives or all classes. ' • I'rior to 1S14, an average of 15; steam locomotives were required lo^ handle one train between Chicago • • ; : . Lc;s Angeles. That was due to : small tenders, with limited fuel and water capa"iiy. which nccessi-' -ated numerous stops, .Uuring the first World Wa<- -enrlers were enlarged to such nn :xlent that 92 water stops and i liiif of the fiiel stops were elhn- natcd. At that lime the California ; Limited, then premier train of the : •ond. used n hours'for the trip to •lie const. Today, only t.vo locomo- i .ives arc u.-,ed on the limited, on a 1 nu;'!i shorter schedule. These locomotives are oil burners. Depend on l»iesel ~ecl ' While the oil-burners turn in' :ommcndaSle performances. the Santa .jpjjs looking to the Diesel f!eefr L »«7nake it one of the top- lotch carriers of the nation. ; The Super Chief, Hie Ciiief and I El Ciipitan are handled by Diesel' >lc?trics. between Chicago and Los Angeles: The 3uuer Chief and El "r-pitan rim on a schedule of yj lours and 45 minutes for the 2,221 iiiles. They lie over at Barstow, Ca!.; from 12 to 24 hours for serving, then continue across the :ountry. The locomotives average 2j,CCO miles j:er month o\'cr some c. r the most uigRed railroad territory in the ni-.tion. The 5.4CO - liorseisovver Diesel freight locomotives average be- f.veen 10.003 nnil la.OCO mile.s per month. Tin: fieight Heel opt-rau's between Uarstow. Uukeisfield anil San Brrnardinn, Cai., on the west end, to Helen, N. M., on the east, a (•Jstance ol 870 miles without change. Along with other advantages ol- licials iind in the Diesel, ihcv also point out it is much easier on track and roadbed. The working side rods, or reciprocating parts, on a steain locomotive cause terrific. st:nin on the railhead at each strtk?, or revolution of the privcrs. The Diesel merely glides along Tiaffie Mi-U'r liii|iarltiil POR'l'LAND. Me. i UP) — A. I. Somers. the salesman who sold Portland Its parking meters, dropped In to ask City Manager Ionian s. Moore whether they were satisfactory. They discussed the mutter for so long thai when Soin- ! s'"'i'i: ei's left he found a traffic ticket on | •••"••.<•. his automobile for parking beyond: I he N; the 30-intuiitc limit clocked by his ! OVK.III meters. I steti • )l[>ad Courier News Want Ads. will) only the weight ol the loco- • j (l .' motive and trrin aL'ting uinunslt 1 . ."..,. rail and bed. '• ra iio\', i;i c-ondu^lni: a heav- ac'iermine wlu'llioi- tile tlnii 1 'i\ the Ml. Clemens eiuployes i:'kn:'.( I'liiidy 1 " lor work Is i''i: to warrant awarding Iheni ''"- 11^ also must decide Ihe .iiidi-.i' iudi.-uied he favored • nii'iit inieivention in the •'I M'i'l he understood flmt il I. mi'.), the nottery workers' ( v had b)i'iH' tr.oM ol IT^e iul burden of Ihe rase since '.;;lio:t in 19U!) and wofild :' ti:>an:-hi] prublcm it Imv- dlpltniinllc clrcli'!< iirc n-bu//. over bllslerinj; flnii'lies n(!iiin.i| ibo |:i|o l>ivsl- di'nt HuoM'vell, Winstiin Churchill and Minshal Slulln in "!,1,> teat l:> Victory." new lnnili by J:m C'icchiinowskl, above, war- timt^ Pcilish iimbiissndoi' lo Hit 1 1.1. S. Most blltci' aiiKini; many :irvtis:itUins Is chnrni 1 that l!ril- ain mul (lie U. S.. In iip|H'ii;L' Sluliu, (U'libt'i'iiU'ly d n u b I r- crossi'il i'uliiiut In secret denl fin 1 iiiii-lliion of Ihnl cuunliy. i-<; to cany It further." ! 'I'he sluiatlon waild b;> dlfterent.! hmuirial le-soiuces, \\ere peiuillhMl to enter the cufe. l..>ii'o tbje:tcd ui government intervention In Ihe suit. j "I think It's loo laU; for the gov-j eminent to enter the case now." In- said, "ufter Us earlier appear- J i.nee as a friend ol Ihe court." ETCHES TO BE LOANED TO CITIZENS— Tlu> Vc'lnaiis ni' l-'orclmi Wars aiul American Legion ii', Owt'olii, Afl<., :u- ( .. siioiiKfli'injr it iilnn . lo obtain whi'H chairs and ii'uU'lu'M In . ho limited without diMW In cUi/ons of Mississippi County. lU'in'CKunla- lives with li'tU-i- ( ,f iiilrodiiclion will cull on tlm«piiMic explaining Iho jiliin, accni'diiitf to \V. 'it. Nicholson.". FARM LOANS * Low J Long Term J Fair Appralul J Prompt Servlc* RAY WORTH iWGTON Serving This Section for 21 Years 115 Sn. 3rd Ulytheville, Avk. TU F>.i^..Hi] !„,„. Tune in Cruclcntia Sunilajr at 4 p.m. o WREC WILL THEY GET HOME SAFELY? MR. MOTORIST Don't take chances with other folk's lives! Driving with faulty brakes and other auto hazards may cost the life of some small child on Iho way homo from school. Now, more than ever, \vc should have cars checked regularly . . . because most cars dri\vn arc out-of-date models that arc likely to give tli« most trouble, liring your car lo us for over-all checks hy our expert mechanics! Horc Your Bra/ccs Checked Now At — THE — BLYTHEVILLE MOTOR COMPANY DODGE-PLYMOUTH SALES & SERVICE 225 So. Second St. Ph onc 42 2 0 if -~,, ) 3 o '. !• S • What About "A WHAT OTHERS THINK ... V C3 SECRETARY—I work in a company / S -Y Hint advertises n grocery product. That's —"Y \v H^'" v/liat has made our office grow from 17 t --^/fit v)i IJeojile lo 27. I've been promoted twice in \.,v|H / 3 yeare. Advertising helped. FARMER — My 7>rices depend on supply and demand. Good advertising seems to make folks buy more goods. So I guess in the long run advertising helps my prod uce find n ready market at a good price. PLUMBER—Since I've been advertising my shop I've added 2 men. It's helped my business anil my income all right. SALESMAN —Ads do fhe same kind of work salesmen do—sell more goods. My company's advertising certainly increases my volume of business. That means both safety and more income lo me. SHIPPING CLERK-When the nds run, we are busy and happy. When our outfit cuts down on advertising, first thing you know oxir business slacks off and they have to cut down on help. Perhaps You've Never Heard It Explained 'This Simply Before if * * Y lOU'LL agree, thai; the advertising you see and hoar has ono main purpose ... to soil goods and services. When n company Hells more goods or services, there's just naturally more work lo be done in thai; company. That menus more joba, better jobs, more .security, more chance for nro- molion. What's more, the mines and mills and farms and businesses thai, supply thai, firm also have more work to do. So do the transposition lines, dealers, stores, etc., who handle the goods. So they hove more and better jobs as well. , Today producing goods is a relatively simple problem. In many fields, .selling the gootls is the big job. And advertising is one of the lowest-cost methods of selling goods on a big scale .'. . a scale Hint makes more jobs and plenty of them. _ So whether or not you work for a company thai, advertises, remember— that modern method of mass personal selling you see and hear everywhere, is important to your job It^s often the spark plug that keeps the motor humming- full speed, full power. And that means more security, greater opportunity for you—and for yours! rv^r w*^^~~r~ * ' I. Brings you better good* for less money. 2. Makes shopping mow pleasant and easier. 3. Has given u* the .world'* highest standard of living. •{£*«».. . w :•'*,* ••^••f-. •. 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