The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 25, 1947 · Page 5
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Tuesday, February 25, 1947
Page 5
Start Free Trial

_TUKSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1947 163 Japanese Die In Train Wreck 250 Persons Injured But No Americans Are Listed Among Victims HACHJCUI, Japan, Feb. 25. (UP) —An^ express train "cracked the wlnji" on a sharp curve near this village today, throwing the last six coaches off a 30-foot embankment and killing ira Japanese. .More than 250 were Injured'. Jplfficers from Eighth Army Head- qlurters said no Americans were afcoard the train. Most of thc passengers were hungry residents from nearby Tokyo, going into the country to plead with the farmers lo sell them food. Japanese officials said the death toll might rise because more than 70 victims were rejiortcd in critical condition. They termed the disaster one of the worst railway wrecks in Japan's history. Bodies were lined up in two tows in a wheat field t>2low the tracks and many dazed passengers wandered aimlessly through the area. All hospitals in this region had far more patients than they could handle iinmcdiatley. Eighth Army investigators said that spread tracks on the curve apparently caused the fourth car from the end to derail and start off the embankment. Th e three coaches following also tumbled down and two other cars ahead were pulled from the tracks and flung over thc clilf. Yoshinori Nakamura, a railway worker riding in one of tire wrecked coaches, said the disaster was "just like a botrb explosion." "We were riding along when all of a sudden there seemed to be terrific pressure on us, and people in the packed cars began screaming. For an eternity nothing more happened, then a sickening crash came and I was knocked unconscious. I came to quickly and foiincV fe coach was on its side, and managed to climb out of a window with oilier passcnegrs who were fighting and stepping on each other." How States Stack Up on Child Labor , BLYT1IEV1LLE (AUK.) COURIER NEWS II 16-fttt minimum a l*M ttgn 16>t<ir minimum HAWAII oA|o»lio: Nc minimum age for toys, but I6yeor minimum for girls P nfc R o° is still a sociological problem in llic U. S. Map above ----- -; and territories that have, and those lhat do not have, estaomhlishlng 18-year minimum age for employment of youngsters in factories. Measure to Simplify Admissions To Confederate Home Proposed ARCTIC RESCUE Continued from I'age I. ordered the men to climb aboard as quickly as possible, he said. "We had a loliil of 21 men In !he plane then," he explained, "ID of (i s crowing Hie C-54, and 11 we had picked up, "I started taxiing up mid down Hie lake th e minute the men were nil ivoonrrt. fn order to lighten tho plane. I had my crew dump out everything except parachutes and mcdicnl supplies. 'We laxlled up and down for !:uout 20 mlmiles to pack Ihc snow (town into a runway as well as we could. Then I rolled right down lo one end of the lake and turned into the wind. i "1 gave the plane the eun mill when we wcic rolling aoonl. BU miles nn hour we fired the rockets , that hml been InslaiTud on Iho j wings before we left Thule I "You know the rest. We got into ' WCllt gave Ills snuill ill yomiB filer ' 'I'lie rest" mentioned by Cnvimr ««» i hat he retnrnetl ihe rescue.l io Thiih. only nbonl three 'J>'" lu> hllct Ulkl> » ° r( II0111 C.rpenlund teiso. iviiclilnu about 1 p.m. i;ST yesterday. y ll ' roc '"""'* «"<•''' rfncliltin , " : "' [<lok " (f :1 « nl " "> Hie rescued men here in u ' ' had no sleep Saturday m, onl> ' tlvc llmlrs Sunday, auti none s.nce i|,«l idiic. 'Hie reiuon w« left Thulc iM- » ».y immctllntely." he explnlncd.l « » that Ihc doctor there said' sou.- or the men were ' ni! from nervousness mul and neetietl rest In n place ihey would not be dlslurb- Britain's Snow Melts to Ease Fuel Shortage LONDON, Feb. 25. (UP)—Britain's paraljzins snow began melting '"j...," some sections today arid the tern- ^,1 pcratiire in London rose to 36 degrees, but the ''great thaw" still was 503 miles away. Workers in the industrial Midlands reported for work, but coal ftili was scarce and there virtually was no ho]:e of attaining full production- this week. Reports fro'm th c continent indicated Britons were not so bad off. The temperature at Berlin was 14 degrees, and at Frankfurt, 21. Inj Dublin, weather experts said there was no prospect of an immediate I BY JOHN iiASLA'M United press Staff Correspondent LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Fcb 25, (UP)—The Arkansas legislature today held the promise' of n bill to simplify admission requirements to tne Oontederate Home In Little Rock. Sen. Walter W. Rancy of Mc- Ci'ory last night told a Senate committee Investigating the institution that he would introduce the bill. It would provide, he said for applicants merely to sign an affidavit: that they had been on thc Confe.V crate pension rolls of Arkansas. That will cut down the necessity of Jong drawn-out Investigations," Raney said. "We know that If they hap; been found eligible for Confederate pensions they are eligible lor admission to the home." His statement followed close examination of four board members as to admission requirements, reasons for the present crowded conditions, and the possibility of expansion of facilities. Sen. jy.ra Garner of Magnolia hmted that he woul<) ask the legislature to repair an abandoned building and appropriate enough money to care for at. least 78 more persons in addition to the present 4?. The senator has a bill u p for consideration that would enlarge facilities to care for all indigent mothers, widows 9n d daughters of Confederate veterans. S'rs. John Loftin, board secr^Ha- ry : estimated that not less than Slo.OOO would be needed to put. an abandoned building into condition to accommodate 78 more persons in addition to the capacity C\ K now In the smaller hospital build- Ina- She said an annual appropriation of $50.000 would be needed to take care of all the patients Mrs. Loftin testified that at least, three applications are pending, ami if the applicants are eligible they will be admit ted as soon ns space is available. She recalled that In May, 1937, a similar condition ex- Hall. In a voluntary statement s ;il<l, "We don't want tn see tlu- home neglected, ami we don't w :mt lo keep anyone out, but we don't uiinl the home lo develop uuo a second state hospital scandal any more than it already has " Lots of Coffee Sea-going vessels brought more than 1,500,000,001} pounds of coffee, fiioiiftii (o make 60,000,00001)0 cups to the United states In a recent seven-month period. n (he lin-ii AictU- |, as |, since 11145, . has minimi'inled for the 1IK- 'insiiKlicd Fl)ln s doss and one *>ak l.vaf a u »«<-r fur'.s nixiiriiouii exploit uiul other dil- flnill Arrdc flying. ""'i' 11 survivors of the adven- <>ii the Arellc plateau were i <U once in ambulances lo field hospital to determine icr they had suffered from <"' aft Cuban Angered Over Deal US. Gave Luciano HAVANA. Feb. 25. (Ul>) — Indalecio Perllcrra, a Cuban -on- gressman and president of tm- Swanky j oc ky club, texlnir denounced the United States' "'p'.'ise- ciano, whom he considers a "very cnaimiiig person." "Everybody is sorry for him • PertieiTu n.sserted. The wealthy young icpivunjHa- live, who o.lso is president of tli>> Cuban Airline known n.s "Aj-em-i;^ Q," has been mentioned alow with two Cuban senators in newsmners •"'"'•c mid abroad as nssodaies m the American vice lord. Ask.-d lor an interview. Perticrra crmo m the Untcd Press office at midmel't, to discuss the Luciano case He said Luciano had paid his debt lo society and legally sr-ouid be a free man on the s'rcei.s ,,i Havana. Luciano is bein" held under reinforced guard at the Tiscornia Immigration Station im '. til he leave.? Cuba, prcsumablv within a few days. ^by other thousands today. Morc than 2,1CO,OCO officially arc lists* as temporarily out of work .because of power cuts. Prime Minister clement Attiee told Commons yesterday were joined by other thousands today. More than 2.100.COO officially arc . listed as temporal ily out of work because of power exits. Prim c Minister Clement Attlec told Commons yesterday that electricity will be restored to industries in Northwest England next Monday, sending another 500,000 temporarily jobless back to work. Serves in Japan Pvt. Winfrcd E Milier oi Blytiic Yiik- has joined (.he ll!h Airborne f>ivi:;ion and iv.s oojn assigned to I!e,iti>|iiarlers Battevy 472nd Glider Pit Id Artillery Battalion, of Ihc .liitl'tl] Army in H-jnshu Japan, fK v;as announce J today by tin; Vi. Ill}. ' Pvt. Miller entered the Anny oci. 5. 1D48 and arrived in Yokohama, Japan, Jan. 5. Another board member. Dr. J. O. Never Too Cold to Snow It never gets too cold to snow, bill it does get too cold to snow in •flakes. At . below zero temperatures,, snow falls in diamond-like dust; ^or in -ice spiculea or needles. STARTS RELIEF. IN OUSt 6 SECONDS Get famous. pr«ierip turn-type 66S for fast relief from all fix cold miscHc*. Enjoy rrsulu which h*ve mndc 666" the standby nf miUiOTit in 45 yrars. Caution: TaVe only *a directed. , COID PREPARATIONS TAtltiS OK UQUID Tt*4«Mirk K*. A New Service We are pleased to announce that Mr. Orville (Red) Elkins will manage our Service Department. Mr. EJkins is one of the outstanding LINCOLN- MERCURY service men in this terri- tory and looks forward to serving you. Let us give your car that needed Mid- Season Check-up. We Repair Any Car ~\ STILL & YOUNG MOTOR CO. Call Us Walnut Uehveen 1st and Ind S(. Phone 3479 CASH VOUG.I $100 $150 $200 $300 $500 $750 $1000 ! Include. Cr.d Monthly PaynnnU For 12Monlh.| $9.25 13.88 18.50 27.75 46.25 69.38 92.50 ' l". MONEY FOR YOUR INCOME TAX Gel Ihn money lo pay your income fox from G.C.P.C. Toke a year to repay. Compare our rofes. GENERAL CONTRACT PUnCHA|5E COBPORATION STOCKS NOW AVAILABLE! Como In Today C*SECK THESE EXTRA VALUES Soarl< Pluqs - - 59c Fan Belts $1,29 up Brake Lining $1.70 UD Hydraulic ^ Broke Fhud 69c ot. pxixmiro (turlog liic three dnj's Uiey spent on Die Ice utter tliclr liliuio was forced down Frlduy. 'Hie »-29 mis 0 ;i « routine !>lio- (UKriiphlc mission when It was blown fur off course while flying nl HODO feet, run short of Kns, aim finally Innrtcrt en the Ice •AvJiilton exports snUl It was bc- llfvert to bo the first Incident In which rockets had been used for Inn inkeoff of n lescuc plnnc. The I>'1H! usi-il by Ciivnnr's j)] ( i!i e wore dcsi'i-lbjci' ns "Juto^Asslsls." Tho Juto-Asslst Is a Mmsiiise-llko roiilniiioi- or several hundred lioiinds ot rocket fuel, which is at- liu-hcd bi'iiouth the wini;. mul when iRiiiied goes ott n K oocl deal ike a Fourth or July "sky-rocket," Ihi-y burn only for n few inojn- ur,"', Ullt ""'''' ,,0 J KcM "* '1'liu rescued men were 1st Lt Vein II. Aniell, Instructor pilot, Jllversldo, Cnl.; Isi. u, iRiissell S Jordan, Albany, Cul; 2nd U. Uob- i'1't Luettke. ennlneer, Los Angeles; 1st. u. j,,i,n o. I.esimui, nnvl«ator. Koamey, N. J.; u. jj,,,| C 'ow- nn, luvlBator, Ornnd Island, Ncl).: For Sale U. S. Verified Oklahoma Alfalfa Seed And Plenty of Ogdon Soybean Seed L. R. Matthews Gin Co. YAHHKO, AKK. Phone 727 PAGE FTVB Isl. LI. Howard R. Adiinis, Lebanon. Pii ; 1st U . Tabberl M, Ages, o- . . co-pllot, Fonwood, N. J- Ernest O, Stewart. photo-iunn«r, , •Birmingham, Ala.; TBtf, Paul HJ MtWaraniara, photo-gunner, ~ a Si Kepr«senUn| ' " 'I'HK KAKMKUS and BANKKKH LIFE 1NSUBANCE CO. W, 0. OEVKIK, 0«ii. Aieut John V. llolinrn—W, O. Oeujln Jr. ' Office Douglai Bld£. J' 5 W " W "" ut Ph.« «» HEY KIDS! to our Customers WE GIVE ROLLER SKATES Other Premiums too! Tell Dad to See Us GENUINE ETHYL 17c HI-TEST Regular-16c STATE OIL CO formerly Barnsdall On U.S. 61 - - at the State Line Tax Paid Tax Paid (lhd*Ke*t/ Iw, Utt ,\ for Nurses, Receptionists, Technicians, America's finest shoe for young -women in white who.serve America day in and day but. Clinic shoes are lightoand airy, yet sturdy of sole. They fit so beautifully that they prevent foot fatigue long after other shoes have let tired muscles sag Step into a pair of Clinics and save your beauty. Unlincd Clinks arc built with an outsiJc counter-pocket nuking possible a smooth, seamless, Inside finish, Clinics arc made of top- grjJc leathers such is Hunt-Rankin's Bucko, Rueping's White Elk, also Nurocco and Evans' BroganJi Gushed Goat; all available with White Dullcx Nap Soles and White heels. "We, die makers of Clinic Shoes, hivlns nujc cimcs enjoy trie highest Jcgrcc of comfort quality fooiwcir for i third of i century, (1911- iviihblc in 3 nurse's Oxford. We further pledge 1916) fledjjc ourselves to continue to use thc ourselves lo continue to mite Clinic shoes the best juJe of nutcrUls jnJ to consuml)* strive best value obtainable." to improve the technique of shocrnaling so that you, t], c Clinic shoe wearer, will at all "" Clinic: WHITE £95 ELK 6 5 WHITE BUCK W i^LOV^O A. IHIVIE^S ^^MIOBS^ - WHITE 195 KID r WHITE ELK 6 95

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free