The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 13, 1951 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 13, 1951
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1991 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS 'Mr..Million May Die by Deo27; But 'He'll Be 'Known Only to God' CHICAGO, Dec. 13. CAP) — The nation's toll of deaths In motor vehicle accidents soon will reach the 1.000,000 mark. The National Safety Council says It may be reached on Dec. 21.- But nobody will be able to say with certainty that this man or that woman or child actually was victim No. 1,000,000. the count reaches 999,999 at 1 p.m. Eastern Standard Time for M (for million) day. A half hour goes by without & reported fatality. Then an automobile veers into a telephone pole In New York City. The driver, John Doe, the only per aon in the car, Is killed. A traffic cop hustles up to the auto, notes that Doe is dead, and glances at his watch, it-is i:so P.M.E.S.T; The death of Doc could be listed only as the 1,000,000th reported. Motor vehicle fatalities average about HO a day at this time of year. But, even If no others occur within a half hour, Doe could not be Identified as actual victim No. 1,000,000, Here's Basic Reason Here te the basic reason why: The council has compiled actual figures on fatalities since 1933. The statistics on deaths before thai time are based on the best available records and round-number estimates. They are not the actual figures. The person listed as victim No 1,000,000 might be—If the acUm deaths before 1933 were known— ictlm 999,709 or victim 1,000,197. (The council counts all deathj In accidents involving a motor ve- licle—auto, bus, truck, motorcycle, motor bike, motor scooter.) Victim Won't Be Named The council does not intend to name the 1,000,000 victim. It say« its only purpose In promoting M day is to call attention to the rise :n fatalities to the 1.000,000 mark n the hope that it will "crack the apathy" of the nation. The council will make its -^inal tabulation before the million.mark is reached. It has been making weekly tabulations but its report- Ing machinery is not geared for daily -gathering of fatality reports. • So, several days, before M rtay, the Associated Press will start gathering figures on deaths ^across the nation. The AP will file stories on the rise in the toll. On M day it will announce that its count has reached the 1,000.000 mark, and pass along the 1,000.000th name reported to it—If it is a single name. It May Be John Doe It may be the mythical John Doe, killed in New York city at 1-30 P.M.E.S.T. But the 1,000.000th name on the list may not get there in such simple nnd dramatic circumstances. The 1,000,000th name could be (hat of Richard Roe, who might die at 1:29 P.M.E.S.T. in a Chicago hospital of Injuries suffered when he was knocked down by a motorcycle on Oct. 21. There are many other possibili- ties. Suppose the deaths of Doe and Roe ire both recorded at 1:30 p.m. E.S.T. Which could be listed as No 1,000,000? Suppose, with only one to go, three men are killed when (heir car rams Into a truck on an Ohio road. Or, with only one to go, a bus containing an unknown number of passengers skids off a mountain road In Colorado and plunges into a deep lake, . Whatever happens, the actual 1,- 000,000th victim, like' the unknown soldier, will be "known but to God, PAGE Cold Air Chills Midwest Area Minnesota Town Ha* High of -6 ,B)T THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The coldest weather of the .season peratures again dipping below mo hit Midwest areas today with tem- in northern border states. The cold air centered in the north central stales but extended from the Dakotas eastward through Ihc Great Lakes region. The sub-zero spols were In northern Minnesota, northwestern 'Wisconsin and most of North Dakota. Temperatures were around normal in other parts of the country. It was 13 below zero at Interna- (bnal rails, Minn., early today »f- ter a high of -6 yesterday. At the same time it was -12 at Grand Porks, N. D.; -9 at Duluth. Minn., and -7 at Minot, N. D. The a above In Chicago was the lowest of the ica.son. Other readings Included 02 in Corpus Chrlstl, Tex.; 51 In Miami, 55 In Los Angeles, 31 In New York and Washington and 33 in Seattle. Lower readings were forecast tonight for most of the cold belt. Snow flurries fell in the Great Lakes region and the upper Ohio Valley,' parts of the Dakotas and In the northern Rocky Mountain area. Bicycles May Be Fewer WASHINGTON. Dec. 13, (H<> — Bicycle production may be cut 50 per cent next year because of reduced steel allotments. Singtr Mildred Bailey Dies in Poughkeepsie POUOHKEEPSIE, N. Y., Dec. 13. Wl— Mildred Bailey, 48, whose "Old Rockln' Chair" song made her famous two decades ago. died last night. The blues singer with the slight, throaty volce-t-wlth a special delivery which deeply stirred her listeners—suffered a heart ailment some time ago. She became 3 the day before Thanksgiving in Detroit, whore she had a night club engagement. & Her first singing job was at the oee of 17, when she plugged hit limes for $10 a week in a Seattle musiu store. At the greatest known ocean depts, there Ls a pressure of six totis'to each square inch of surface. Congressman Says He Helped a Voter In Introducing Bank Official to RFC Probers Call Auto Officials in Army Buying 'Hearing' DETROIT, Dec. 13. (.f;— Congressional investigators set aside the "five-percenterv phase - of their L government expenditures inquiry, today and called officials of big automotive companies to testify. Representatives of General Motors, Chrysler, and a number of •mailer firms are awaiting calls to the witness stand BS a house subcommittee hearing entered Us fourth day. The congressmen, headed by Rep. Porter Hardy (D-Va), are examining government procurement policies- Hardy contends the government has spent $305,000,000 more th an n ecesary in the past three yea rs by buy i ng from midd 1 emeu instead of basic manufacturers. ; Some Refuse to Bid Testimony so far has brought out rftt' that in nu, :erous cases the basic ^ manufacturers of military vehicle parts: have : -refused"to bid' oft^ 1 'contracts to supply those .parts, or have submitted bids far too high to , i accepted. As a result, either assemblers of those parts—sometimes the big auto companies and sometimes middlemen with no production facilities •t all—have walked off with, a large share of the defense business. Samuel S. Willis, a manufacturers' representative, told the com- .mittee yesterday that "too much red tape" discourages many small manufacturers from attempting to do ivoric directly with the government. They prefer, he said, to let some agent familiar with complex government procedures handle the paper work for them, : Bankruptcy Counted "Any small" manufacturer who bids without consulting his attorney first is flirting with bankruptcy," said Willis. A former employe of the Army's jig Ordnance Tank - Automotive Center said he had made $14,150 in the past six months by obtaining government contracts for ; » string of clients. George F. Day. a SG,200-a-year inspector at, the center for ten years, said he was paid $10,000 a year from each of two companies and worked on a five per cent commission for several others. MOX Phone 4«21 Show Start* Wrrkd»jj 7:M Bat-Sun. 1:00 .Always a pouble,Feature Ex-Convict Escapes I* Big Eastern Manhunt BALTIMORE, Dec. 13. W>— Georg P. Ross, 27-year-old accused police kilter, burglar and elope nd- dict, apparently had flown the coop today, evading the 'most Intense manhunt in Maryland history. FBI agents, and state police officials said they were satisfied the dapper, little scar-laced hoodlum had left the are'a. How he_got out or where he went was anybody's guess. RIT Z THEATRE Manila, Ark. Last Times Today i 'Flight to Mars' Marguerite Chapman Cameron Mitchell Also News & Shorts Friday 'The Danger Zone with Hugh Beaumont Saturday 'Trigger Trail 1 with Rod Cameron Thursday & Friday Double Feature —Plus "TWO WEEKS WITH LOVE" Jane Powell Ricardo Montalban Color by Technicolor Also Cartoon N E W Air Conditioned By Refrigeration "Your Community Center" MANILA, ARK. Matinees Sat. & Sun. Phone 58 Thursday 'SHOW BOAT' Ka(hryn Grayson Howard Keel Friday "DOUBLE CROSS BONES' Donald O'Connor Saturday 'Rodeo King of the Senorita" THOMASVILLE, Ala., Dec. 13. Wj—Rep. Frank W. Boykin (D- Ala) says he was only helping a constituent when he introduced W. P. Stutls, now Involved in an alleged $800.000 bank shortage, to the RFC. The congressman's nam« was mentioned when the 45-year-old south Alabama lumberman and two officials of Thomasville's only bank were arrested by the FBI yesterday, Slutts Lumber Industries, Inc., of which Slutls is president and owner, holds a timber cutting contract on Boykin family property near Mclntosh, Ala. The Department of Justice was asked by RFC Administrator W. Stuart Symington three months ago to investigate alleged Irregularitiei in a $455,158 loan to th« lumber Jlrm. Symington told a Washington news conference last September that the RFC had reason to bellev* there were misstatemenls ol fact aud other Irregularities In the loan. He said more than t300,000 of the loan had been used to "ball out" the Thomasville Bank and Trust Company. FBI Director J. 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