The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 1, 1952 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 1, 1952
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BLYTHBVILLE (ARK.) OOC&Mft NBWt 4 Mom* Dawn, J9 A4feW*0— , Searching Parties Check Fate of 28 Aboard Lost Plane By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Bewcflioa parties checked a new lead to the fate of a nibslng mill- tt*r plane carrying w persons today niter another lost alrci-aft was fovnd yesterday with 14 of the 40 aboard alive. Meanwhile, hunts were continued /or three mora planes which bm vanished with 11 person*. Th« famed Superstition Moun- taiai of Centra! Arizona—slto of th* Lost Dutchman Gold Mine—• may bold the fate ot an Air Force transport missing with 28 persons aboard. Including 19 West Point cadets. 68 Plane* Joined Search A force of 68 planes mustered from four states were poised to take off at dawn and comb the rugged area where aircraft wreckage was lighted late yesterday on the slopes of 6,075-foot Iron Mountain. The peak is some 20 miles north ol Superior, Ariz., and 55 to 50 mllef due east of Phoenix. I*. John Jennings, publia Information officer at Willlfims Air Fores Base, said only one man on A aearch plane caught a glimpse of the wreckage through !he low clouds so It has been Impossible, to determine if it i* the ml&slng plane. The 19 cadete from the U.S. Military Academy had hitch-hiked a rid* on the ship to return to the East from ChrUtmaj vacations in California. fight ft Plant Missing An Mrial aeanh ta on In Southern Artoona for an F-S1 Mustang that . became lost Sunday afternoon near Tucson. No «ign of the craft has been found. An F-61 normally carries only a pUot. • * * Another Transport Lest FAIRBANKS, Alaska VPh- Hash- In* light* sighted by an Air Force O-1A airlines transport were signals from a trapper, the loth Rescue Squadron reported early today. Th« Air Force ordered an expanded search of tundra country between here and Point Barrow to begin at daylight. Squadron officers reported a helicopter pilot radioed nfter a hazardous nighttime flight up the frosen Chena River the light Righted by the search plane was flashed by a trapper who aald he was out or food am: he and his doss were in danger of stnrmtlon. A bush jjifot wns to Jly to the scene today with provisions for the trapper. Only the pilot, Bob Warren of Fairbanks, and the co-pilot, Hichard Erivin of Oakland, Calif., were known to be aboard the missing transport when it left Point Barrow Eundny night on a flight to Fairbanks, * • • 8 Aboard Missing Craft Eight persons were aboard another transport, a C-47. when it vanished Wednesday on a flight from Spokane, Wash., to Travis Air Base, Calif. It Is the third aircraft being hunted In the current outbreak of plane crashes nml disappearances. » . + • 26 Bodies Removed LITTLE VALLEY, N. Y. CAP) — Fourteen survivors of the crash of a non-scheduled airliner rested In a hospital this New Year's Day as rescue workers completed the grim tusk of recovering the bodies ol the 26 persons killed. None of . the survivors was reported In critical condition. The twin-engined plane crashed about 10:25 EST Saturday while on n flight from Pittsburgh to Buffalo. The wreckage was found yesterday on a wooded ridge of the Allegheny Mountain foothills In the remote section of Southwestern New York. In Washington, meanwhile, Civil Aeronautics Board Chairman Donald w. Nyrop said he and CAB Investigators would conduct an Investigation on the scene. Third C-I6 Crash A CAB spokesman said Nyrop was particularly concerned because this wtiB the third crash of a C-46 In the past, three weeks. One In Elizabeth, N.J., took 58 lives. Help for the crash survivors was summoned yesterday afternoon by a passenger, George Albert, 30, of Miami, Pla., who struggled two and a hnlf miles through heavy snow to 2 US. Planes Foil to Flak Fire In Air Skirmish over Korea SEOUL, Korea W) — Xmwlca.. Sabr« Jet* itarUd out the new year by damaging two Red MTO-lSs in a 30-minut« battU over northwest Korea. The u. s. Fifth Air Force said no Sabre* were hurt In the dogfight between 31 American planes and 60 Communist Jets. But two U. s. propeller-driven planes were shot down by Communist anti-aircraft guns. They were an F-51 Mustang and a marine F- 4U Corsair. Both were brought down behind Communist, lines. Both Hed Jets damaged In the New Year's Day batlc were claimed by Col Harrison B. Thyng of Pittsfield, N. H. His record now reads two MIQs shot down, tliree damaged. The Fifth Air Force said nobody was hit In an earlier Jet battle Involving 70 MIOs. New Year's Day opened with a United Nations artillery barrage the length of the 145-mile front and bombing raids by Communist planes on two airfields near Seoul. The Allies said the Red bombers escaped, but did no damage, Reds Claim Bomb Illla The Reds Bald in a communique broadcast over Pyongyang Radio Tuesday night that their planes— "two formations of our night bombers"—destroyed 24 U. N. aircraft at Klmpo and scored direct hits on ships at anchor and munitions the nearest road. Pearl Moon. 24. also of Miami, a stewardess for Continental Charters, Inc., operators of the plane, said the right engine stuttered just before the crash. There were 33 passengers. Including three children, and seven crew members aboard when the plane left Pittsburgh. Consolidated Charters said Capt. Victor Harris of Minml was In command. Only surviving members of the crew were Miss Moon and Dclores Beshears, 21, another stewardess of Miami. • •• • Navy Plane Crashes HONG KONO (AP) _ A British Navy salvage crew today raised one engine of a crashed U. 8. Navy amphibious plane from 30 feet of water on Hong Kong Harbor but had not recovered four bodies believed In the wreckage. The PBM Martin Mariner, a courier plane from the U. S. Nnvy base at Snagley Point near Manila, crashed on takeoff yesterday. Four stunned and Injured men were token out of the craft by British crash boat crewmen. The U. S. Navy here has not released names of the dead or injured or said whether all were Navy personnel. warehouse* and dumps at Inchon UN SpaknoMR refuted Thta "Large fires were started" it Inchon," said the broadcast heard In Tokyo. "Great explosions resulted." "Our brave bombers on their way home swooned down on an enemy motor convoy, strafing and bombing It. Scores of enemy motorcars were left burning. All our planes returned safely to base." Later In the day, 70 swift MIG-1S Jets and U.S. F-86 Sabre Jets fired at each other, but the U. s. Fifth Air Force said none was damae- ed. On the ground the U. S. Eighth Army said the only action New Year's Day up (o noon was a 40- mlnute fight against a lone squad of attacking Reds northwest of Yonchon on the Western Front. Reviews December H'ar Despite the twilight war, the Eighth Army said, the Communists lost. 3,866 men last week, including 2,305 killed, 1.502 wounded and 41 taken prisoner. Reviewing the work of his Fifth Air Force planes during December, Lt, Gen. Frank F. Everest announced "Communist transportation and supply facilities were left badly battered at the end of 105! " During the month he said. Fifth Air Force pilots destroyed 4,296 Red supply trucks. 1,839 supply and troop buildings. 30 locomotives and 3!8 box cars. Red rail lines were reported cut 2.461 times. Air attacks were credited with killing or wounding 1,429 Communist troops. The Fifth Air Force lost 35 planes to the Reds In December. Seven were shot down In air battles and 28 by Red anti-aircraft gunners. Allied Jet pilots shot down 32 MIOs, probably destroyed five more and damaged 36 other planes, the summary'said. The -Fifth Air Force flew 18,025 sorties in December. TUBBDAY, JANUAiY t Savings, Loon Paid CEASE-FIRE (Continued from Page 1) ment nfter only 37 minutes, the communique said, "when it -was apparent the Communists were waiting still, further compromises on the part of the U.N. Command." The Allies have watered down or withdrawn most of their demands on truce supervision. They said Saturday they would make no more compromises. Turner commented the Communists "want us to give everything. This places us in a dead" stalemate." New sessions of boih subcommittees were scheduled for n a.m. Wedueday (8 p.m. Tueday CST). Mora than MO torecton fa Bfr- theville Federal a*vin«s and Loan Association are •harin* an »11,«6.«2 dividend payable Jan. 1, company officials announced today. The firm hat paid a three per cent dividend wmi-annually since it wm organised In tMT. When organized, the association had assets of »15,100. In the report issued today, the listed assets was only 149,000 short of $1 million. POLICE (Continued Jrom Page 1) ' be turned over with money collected to the city clerk. This report has apace for record- Ing an offender's name, bond, fine, disposition (fine paid or county, farm), numbers of puking meter receipts Issued and is to be dated and signed by the desk sergeant. Air base facilities are being inventoried, the mayor reported, and a report will be made in about 10 days. Mayor Blodgetl's reference to the city's financial status was brought about by a deficit of about $29.000 Incurred by the city during December In rounding out the year's operations. The city was able to meet its last two payrolls of the year and other operating expenses only because "people were kind enough to become our 'angels,' pay privilege licenses and buy auto tags early," as City Cleric W. I. Malin put it. Naturally this la a cut into the city's operating funds for 19S2. Mayor Blodgett said the city budget for next year will be made public In the next day or so. "Due to our financial difficulties," the mayor said, "we would appreciate the public co-operation in helping us cut back city expenses. "For example," said he. "grass fires should be watched and help reduce the city'i fire bill." Year was asliered In with a rocking Allied artillery barrage across the entire front. Meanwhile, tnice teams agreed to drag their negotiations Into the New Year. While the guns were booming In the world's current war. New York City's Times Square had one of its biggest celebrations since World War II dimmed the early 1940s. Million In Times Square Police estimated, almost one million persons were in Times Square when midnight .signalled the New Year. The figure was 150,000 greater than last year's. ' A bedlam ol noise, augmented by Pennies Behind Fuses Blamed for Fin Here Pennies placed behind electrical fuses were blamed for a lire yesterday at the home of Mary Morris 1113 West Sycamore. Fire Chief Roy Head said that the pennies caused a short circuit in the wiring of the house. The house was damaged around the fuse box and wiring in the walls was charred by the blaze. Yesterday afternoon, firemen answered a grass fire alarm to the home of James Roy, 1513 Holly. Toasts and Prayers We/come New Year By THB ASSOCIATED PRESS There were toests and prayers and cannonades for infant 1962 today a« khe New Year brought the promise of the future to a world troubled by 1U put. Peoples of nearly all nations—on both sides of the Iron Curtain- greeted the New Year at cheery midnight parties or quiet church services In Korea, where 1952 Inherits Moscow also had its revels The 19ol's major headache, the New -- • - train Year whistles, greeted" the in Philadelphia. But a big New part of the Quaker City's celebration was to come today in the annual -parade of thousands of mummers. Washington also had big crowds as a special order permitted the Capital's nightclubs and restaurants to remain open an extra two hours. But In Boston, police said 1952 had a comparatively calm reception with only an estimated 75.000 "kids" tooting horns in the streets at midnight. Most Bostonians celebrated in night clubs or at house parties. There were two New Year's Eve parties at West Point without any official announcement that 19 military academy cadets were reported among those aboard a military plane missing in Arizona. Across the United States, the big holiday events today were the annual football "bowl" games. Russians made the holiday count .'or both New YeaVs and a sort of Christmas. "Grandfather Frost' passed cut toys to children on a 10-day recess from school. Berlin celebrated all night in both the East and West sec-tori, but th« champagne flowed most abundantly on the West. The Russian sector toasted the holiday chiefly in beer, schnapps and vodka. London was treated to the notoriously rowdy Chelsea Art Ball, attended by some 6,000. As the world celebrated, the men of state prepared the politics o[ the New Year. President Truman worked quietly In Washington while his wife and daughter were in Missouri. He was to continue his work today. Soviet Premier Stalin took time out to send the Japanese a New Year's greeting expressing his sympathy for their "serious situation under foreign occupation." However, the Japanese had high hopes for 1952. They are convinced the year will see the ratification ot the peace treaty restoring them to full sovereignty in Western eyes. Negro Deaths Hew Year D«afffi Toll ReachM 441 T%it New Year's weekend had lires with almost a fust <tar «o *». The toll on the M*hw*ft and streets was »J— weH chofi at ttw 350 predicted by the National Bale. ty Council. Fires killed U, sad a variety of accident* M6. RHes Held for Infant Graveside services for infant son Robert- Lee and Mary Brown ' d 'his' afternoon in the Sandy Ridge Cemetery by Rev. -ue Funeral Home v. i in clKi S i;. The child was dead at birth yesterday. BEAUTIFUL CUT STONE HOUSE On Highway 61 North Open for Inspection December 13 to Dec. 30, 1 to s P SI - S BEDROOMS — 2 BATHS — $30,000 Thh lovely home is ijuality throughout. Beautiful V shaped kitchen, lifetime Geneva cabinets with all the accessories, including Kitchen-Aide Dishwasher. Dining room, spacious living room with marble and mirror fireplace. The 3 bedrooms have taree walk-in cedar lined closets. Botli tile lialhs have colored fixtures. St«rase-pru S In large floored attic. Larse terrace in back with barbecue pit. You will like (bis spar-ions 140x125 ft. landscaped corner lot. ~ Don't fail to investigate the sturdiness and choice materials •sed In construction of this home. JOHNNY MARK, REALTOR Offi« Phone 4111 Rcs . p hone , 5M by Felix Carney Seems that everybody has an answer to the big question, "What will television do to moving pictures." And it seems to us that Dove Senary, Vice-President of MGM has as good an answer as any of them. Says the famous producer of top-flight motion pictures: "TV is a modern convenience for good, modern living ... a convenience to have and enjoy, just like the refrigerator and the telephone. You don't see people making ice cubes or phoning all the time. Just as they don't spend every spare hour at the films. "Each has a solid position in the community. People go out or stay at home and relax as occasion warrants. Certainly we know this . . . TV is not keeping them home igj much as it was feared that rt wou'ld," And there you have it ... all things in moderation . . . even television. Just be sure, though, that you have a set so that you can enjoy the important things. A home without TV is a home behind the times; You'll be ahead of the times when you have a GE set in your home. Yes, General Electric beats 'em all for performance and price. Come in and take your pick. And remember . . . we have top technicians to give you the best installation and service at BLY- THEV1LLE SALES CO., 138 E. Main St. Phone: 3616. In appreciation of your good-will and friendship, we extend our sincerest wishes to you . • . May the New Year be replete with pleasure, health and happiness ... for our many kind friends and good customers!

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