The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 10, 1951 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 10, 1951
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PAGE TWO BLYTHEVILUC -(ARK.) COURIER NEWS South American Jungle Explored For First Time Four-Century Effort Ends As Scientists Penetrate to River NEW YORK, Dec. 10. W) — A Cable message reading "Greetings from the headwaters of the Orinoco River" signals the first penetration by explorers into the Interior of the southern Venezuelan Jungles, Ever since Sir Walter Raleigh first tried in the loth century, explorers have been stopped from reaching the Orinoco headwaters by mountainous gorges and insect-infested terrain. The conquest of Hie l.COO-mile- long Orinoco was announced here last night by Charles B. Hitchcock, explorer and Venezuela expert for the American Geographical society. Hitchcock said the eight-word message was sent to the Society yesterday by Dr. JOED M. Cnixent, director of Hie Museum of Natural Science at Caracas and ethnologist on the expedition. The message indicates. Hitchcock said, that the expedition had required five weeks to travel from the outermost settlement on the Orinoco up the river and across 70- mitcs of hitherto impassable ter- .rain. Cruxent and his party, including three young French scientists started out frorn Caracas early last summer. They were temporarily stopped by disease and supply problems after reaching the last out- pcst on the river, Esmeraldis, Catholic mission station. Hitchcock received an SOS about six weeks ago asking for detailed maps available only here. The maps were flown to Caracas and then put on a special plane which dropped them, along with food, over Esmeraldis. Several in the party returned to Caracas from Esmeraldis to escape the insects. The Orinoco headwaters are In the southernmost tip of Venezuela near the Brazilian border. The only known inhabitants of the region are two extremely primitive tribes of Indians, -who are constantly at war » p lth each other. Both the cable message and the •arlter BO8 were relayed to the Society here from Caracas. Santa's Letters Are Delayed As Weather Grounds Plane SBATTI^E. Dec. 10. (IP)— Weather and engine trouble grounded an Alaska Airlines DC-4 early today, delaying th« start of a scheduled flight to the North Pole with a real pol« and a sack of letters for Santa. Alaska Airlines officials said, weather permitting, the plane would fly sometime today to Point Barrow, Alaska, departure point on the 2,600-mile polar night. The polar hop is scheduled tomorrow. The airliner was to have taken off from Paine Field north of here last night. When trouble developed in one engine, after an earlier delay due to weather, maintenance men held up the flight to get the four-engined ship in perfect shape for the hazardous 12-hour flight over the frozen Arctic wastelnnd- The specially outfitted plane will carry 5,000 letters to Santa collected by "North Pole Nellie" (Mrs. Audree Vance of Fairbanks, Alaska) from children throughout Alaska and the states. Mrs. Vance will make the trip M stewardess for the flight. v The airliner's cargo also will Include Stan Garson's North Pole—a red and white striped steel cylinder —but Oarson, who originated the Idea of planting » real pole at the pole, probably won't make the trip. The airline said Civil Aeronautics Administration rules, will permit only employes aboard during the polar flight. An Air force navigator will accompany the flight—the first by a commercial airliner over the North Pole. American Blonde, Maharajah Of Cooch Behar, Reported Wed Mountain Hides Fate of Woman BIRMINGHAM.'Dec. 10. (#)— The dark slope* of Double Oak Moun J tain today still hid the fate of > Hissing grandmother who v finished •ight days ago. Some 100 searchers, the stubborn remnant of 500 men who had conib- •d the sparsely settled area, forced ih«ir way through .thick brush all day Sunday. Again they found no trac* of 16-year-old Mrs. Ann Bragg. . Ram r near freezing temperature* in: ed the odds against the elderly matron, If she still were •Jire on the .boulder-strewn ridges. . H«l»tiv« clung to hope inspired b7 report* that a mysterious woman resembling Mrs. Bragg had been 0een aa lat« u Friday. Dangers Oi Delay On Chronic Ailments Fret Book— T Us How To Help Guard Health NEW DELHf. Dec. 10. (,1>—A government spOKesmnn says If blonde American entertained Nancy Valentine and the hand.some Mahnra- jah of Cooch Bchar are married, the Republic of India hasn't been told about it, Since India won independence In 1M7. the BOD or so native princes u - h'> !ost their rule ntul were pensioned off have been retniii-ed to Inform the federal government If they enter Into such marriages. The government then has to decide whether It will recognize the union which would provide the wife with the title and privileges of Ma- harnnl (queen) and entitle any heirs to pensions and other rights. On her recent return to India from the United States Nancy said she and the 34-year-old Maharajah, whom she met In a Hollywood night-club four years ago were marrledtfn 1049, She saW they were wed according to Brahmin (highest Hindu caste) rites in Cooch Behar's old stale-, now part of Republican India. Reports from Calcutta quoted the 23-yenr-old Nancy nncl the prince- ling as saying in a joint interview: "We have always regarded ourselves as nothing but married and we are perfectly happy." Another Calcutta dispatch said MONDAY, DECEMBER 1«, 1991 Convicts Join Prison Guards In Fighting Fire SANTA PE, N. M., Dec. 10. <1P>— Convicts and guards worked shoulder to nhoulde- yesterday to put out i t250,000 flre at the New Mexico state prison. Two shops engaged in making 1952 license plates were destroyed. The fire started when fumes from cleaning fluid being used to clean floors Ignited, Warden Joe Tondre sent 680 prisoners In to help firemen and guards. Th« flames were extinguished after three hours. Special Election Set in Alabama MONTGOMERY, Ala., Dec. 10. (1P> — Twenty - three constitutional amendments, Including one to tighten up on Alabama voter registration requirements, will be set- tomorrow. Polls open at 8 a.m. (CST) and close at 5 p.m. In rural counties, an hour later In cities. The voter registration amendment would require new voters to: be of "ccod character;" embrace the "duties and obligations of citizenship;" make a satisfactory showing on a written question; sign an anti-Communist oath. the Maharajah's mother opposes the union. II the government recognizes Nancy as Maharanl. she will enjoy regal privileges and her eldest son would get $141,000 a year lax free, j Cooch Behnr, a 1,321 square mile area, has a population of 100.000. I The present Majarajah receives 5)78.500 take home pay. Mario Lanza's Children Snore Party with Little Girl Before Sho Diet HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 10 </P)-H was. Just like a birthday for Ra- phaeu Fasano, 10. The Newark, N. J., youngster, nown here because she expressed a desire tn see singer Mario Lanza before 6he dfes of Hodgkin* disease, shared a birthday party yesterday with Lanza's own children. There were many presents for na- phaela, and the Lanza tots, Colleen 3. and Ellssa, 1. Thirty two children attended the party. Three Children Die in Flames; Four Escape BARRIE, Ont., Dec. 10. (/P| _ Three children perished in their flaming home lit Honey Harbor yesterday while firelighters watched helplessly. Four other children escaped. Burned to death were Peter and Paul Rice, 15-month-old twins, and their sister. Mary, 4 months. Honey Harbor is about 45 miles north of here In the Muskcka d's- trlct. Their father, David Rice, sailing on the freighter New York News, heard of the tragedy at Muskegon, Mich., ami left for home. Police said the fire began when four-year-old Malcolm Hice stirred up the fire while his mother went out for water, and tar paper lining the walls caught fire. Read Courier News Classified Ads. Texas Youth Tells How Four Died, I by J DENISON, Tex., D«. 10. W/-A west Texas teenager today recounted the harrowing experience of watching his companions slip one by one, from their overturned boat on cold, wind-swept Lake Texoma on the Texas-Oklahoma border. Four youths drowned. The lad, Robert Davenport, 11, Odessa, spent nearly 30 bitter hours on the lake, much ol th» time In sub-freezing weather. He was in the water about 10 hours, his numb body buffeted by 10-15 foot waves, i Temperature on the lake dropped to 20 to 25 degrees, weather- ! men estimated. A 15-18 >mlle-per- hour wind, whipped through Davenport's soaked clothing, sapped what little warmth his body generated. The teenager was semi-conscious when lound on a small island. His rescuer almost didn't find him. Dr. W. C. McCaskill, Dallas! dentist, was leaving when he heard I a Ihln cry and found the numb youth, Dr - McCisklll had gone to the Island to InvestljaU th« tulf.tub- merged boat, which h»d waahed up on the Island. 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