The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 10, 1951 · Page 3
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MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1951 1911'. Wkocky Accid.nH— BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Cadgets Bite Hands that Oil Them In Full Year of Mechanical Revolt By NEA Service Tlw jtat at 1951 win long be remembered by some poor souls as the Year ot Mechanical Revolt. Some of our usually obedient gadgets and machines decided to bite the hands that oil them. According to the National Safety Council, which annually collects whacky accidents, during 1951 automobiles, lawn rakes, eteam rollers, electric fans and assorted mechanical devices made It rough for the human race. Consider poor Policeman Joseph Green of Chicago. An electric fan blew an envelope off the top of a filing cabinet. The envelope hit Green square In the eye and hospitalized him. Or poor Ellsworth B. Wilson of Mishawaka, ind.. who was spending a pleasant afternoon, spanking his son. He lifted his arm, knocked over a lamp, got conked on the head, wound up in the hospital. ' Impatient Pooch Or poor William C. Hollls of Denver, who was out for a drive through Topeka, Kan., with his dog. The pooch got Impatient, reached over and stepped hard on the accelerator. Result: one collision, four persons injured. And the dog didn't even have a driver's license. Or poor Lincoln Stewart, of Co- lumbus, o., who was raking trash In a dump. The rake struck a bullet discharged it, and Stewart was shot In the ankle. Then there was poor taxicab driver James Deeds, of DCS Moines, la. He was helping a passenger un- load packages from the car «hen he backed Into a passing car and lost the seat of his pants. The last he saw, that vital section of his clothing was heading south on a door handfe. Shoe Causes Wound And poor Mrs. Catherine Meenan of Boston, who was minding her own business in her second- floor apartment. In the street a car hit a pedestrian, knocked off his shoe and sent it sailing Into Mrs. Meenan's window. It hit. her on the head, Inflicting scalp wounds Poor James Swootan, a steeple- Jack of Richmond, Ind.. wound up in the hospital from a fail, only it wasn't from a steeple—he fell off a bar stool- Then there was the poor Florida East Coast Railroad which made the mistake of letting one of Its freight trains bump into Ernest Benson's sturdy automobile in West Palm BpacJ), Pla. Damage: IS loaded freight, cars upset, 1000 feet of track torn up. 1000 cross ties ruin- ed, *50,000 in damage altogether. Benson was unhurt, although his car was "banged up some." A Steam Boiler Poor little Stanley Wllloughby, eight, of Portland, Ore., grabbed onto the back of a three-ton steam roller. The monster suddenly reversed, knocked Stanley down and passed over his legs and hips. Fortunately, the road was still being laid, and the boy was neatly Imbedded in soft asphalt and escaped with only slight injuries. Nature, as well as man-made machines, caused some accidents In '51. Driver Joseph Sylvester, of Logansport, Ind., blamed his accident on ice cream—"I ate so much Ice cream that I cut loose with a big burp and lost control of my car." And David Quinn, jr., of Edwardsburg, Mich., had a terrifying experience. He was Ice fishing, when he was attacked by a four-pound pickerel. It took Quinn and two friends several minutes to unfasten the fish from its grip on the fisherman's leg. But possibly 1951's oddest accident happened to Frank Wogtkie- lewicz, of South Deerfield, Mass who crashed St. Peter's gate and lived to tell about it. His car went out of control and ran right through the gate_ at the home of Nelson St Peter. Former Radio Newsman Ordained Catholic Priest BETJRON. Germany, Dec. 10. (/i»j - Max Jordan, 57, former radio More Steel Needed or Highways Will Be 'Irreparably Damaged' UTTLB ROCK, Dec. 10. (ff^- sign and construct buildings A ^T 8 ^! d .™?,f highways'; Tennessee n architecb t**X HI* engineers have no such right. .The Mid-South section is composed of engineers from Arkansas Mississippi, West Tennessee and Southeast Missouri. Kenneth W Lc Fever, Little Hock private engineer, was elected president of the group, succeeding W. J. Turnbull of Vlcksburg, Miss.. will be done unless Increased steel • locations can be obtained, says an official of the American Road Builders' Association. Q«B. Eugene Reybold., executive fict pmldent of the AREA, spoke Friday night at the annual convention of the Mid-South Section. American Society of Civil Engineers. A msniber of the Arkansas Highway D»partment has said that the next road contracts let will wipe out the department's 1952 supply of steel. In an earlier session the engineer* adopted a resolution backing up the Tennessee Society of Pro- fexional Engineers In their court light affirming their right to de- Red Extortion Drives Chinese Man Berserk WEW YORK, Dec. 10. (ft— A Chinese laundry man, worried over Communist extortion demands, went besei'k with a meat cleaver today and died in a hall ot police bullet*. Chin Hong, 40, a shirt ironer. had Bent hia $700 savings to Red China to free relatives held for ransom, when he received another demand tor $1,000, police said. Fellow workers found Chin In the laundry of the Bronx basement where he worked, trying to drive a knife into his stomach. He brandished two cleavers, two long-biaded butcher knives and a short boning knife at police officers who tried to quiet him. One officer tried to get behind him while two others drew his at-' tentlon. Suddenly he made a rush »t the two, swinging a cleaver. All three fired. Four of their nine shots hit him «nd he was taken to Fordham Hospital where he died minutes later. 1 WHAT'S WRONG WITH BUSINESS? ANSWER: The People In It! Writ,.,. GEORGE S.MA CUo,. t, •. The Public Is We/come to the NORTH STAR SUPPER CLUB OPEN NIGHTLY NO. HIWAY 61 Choice Foods at Popular Prices Your Favorite Brands of Beer For Your Dining and Dancing Pleasure .BILL WARD at the Hammond Organ bywlife Wtn *ufT«r p*!n «f rt>w mitltm, »el*t1t», lurtv b«90. Ort 02223 tw»*T—"old NlFabfe"—U'l "tftdlitd." conutn* "Bteth Snake Root" herb, *nd IU udcilau *cllon >M*di comfort. \o ifiou- Mndi. wttifaction, w tint bottfo prtc* r*- tttrn*4. Don'l w«,lu—«*t C-2223 today. H-fl LT€RS QUflLlTY SHOC SHOF I 21 W. M « i M SY Ginners And Planters have your Cotton Planting Seed Machine Delinted Ceresan M Liquid Treated* • Air Cleaned • Screened & Air Graded BAGS MACHINE SEWED Act Now! PROMPT SERVICE — UP-TO-DATE FACILITIES. Add to your profits by early germination; elimination of faulty seeds; no damping off or wilt; no planter choke-ups; earlier maturity; Increases final yield of lint cotton per acre. * New "Slurry Method" Blytheviile Delinting Corp. Highwoy 61 So. Blyfherille, Ark. Phones 2860-2976 THE SONGS OF CHRISTMAS PAGETHREB hokespeare wrote, in "The Merchant of Venice"' The man that hath no music in hlmwlf, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds Is fit for treasons, srrofogemi and spoils." Illustrated by Wo It Scott Another of the merry sor^s of ttrisrmM it . DKk ' h * Hal1 W'»h Boughs of Holly." ThiJ fates back to the pre-Christian era in England and the midwinter festival called "Yule." newsman, was ordained a Catholic priest In this Uttle German city Saturday. Jordan, an American, who achieved fame in the J930's for his radio reporting in Europe, was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Aloysliu Muench of Fargo North Dakota. Since 1345. when he became' Na- tional Catholic Welfare Conference correspondent, he had lived til Switzerland. Rend Courier Nc s Classified Ads Oil of citronella, used by camj>- ers to keep away mosquitoes,, actually attracts some species of insects. CHRISTIE* f ASICS DBEIFII Dreif MS . . . Wear

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