The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 1, 1947 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 1, 1947
Page 9
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TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 19<17 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)',COURIER NEWS Mine inspector Raps Superiors Illinois Official Says Politics Caused Delay In Rescue Efforts CENTRALTA. 111., . April 1. (UP) —Slate Mine Inspector Drlscoll .Scanlan charged today that his superiors In the Illinois Department ot Mines and Minerals caused delay In rescue attempts at Centra- lla Minc'No. 5. where 111 men perished lass! week. • Seanlnfl charged that "politics" prevented enforcement of safety regulations and satd ti'iatT mine inspectors were not permitted to-cx- erclse (heir authority as provided by law. . • He charged tliat William Wll- liams, state mlno rescue superintendent.' delayed in ordering rescue teams 'to tlic centralia mine after tiie explosion last Tuesday. Scanlan said Williams called his wife and wanted to know "just, how bad the explosion was." Scanlan who was at the scene, said he toll his wire to call Williams back at his Springfield, 111., office and tcl him that the explosion had swept the entire mine. "I told her to tell him I needed every resume team in the state Immediately rushed to the scene," Scanlan said. , "When my wife called Williams back, ],e (.old her that maybe she'd better drive over to the mine and see for sura that I needed that much help, and then lie would send the rescue teams. •r.i No Hurry to Aid Victims • "My wife asked him. 'You mean to tell me that you haven't sent those (earns yet?' " "He told her, 'Keep your shirt v on. " ? Scanlan said ho had "plenty of inlcrfercnue in this rescue operation.' He said the bodies could have been recovered 48 hours earlier "had I received the right cooperation from the heads of my department." Scanlan said lie was notified of the explosion at 3:50 p.m. (CST). Tuesday. "It was 7:45 p.m. before the first rescue team arrived," he asserted. Scaiuan said he began the'res- cue operations by working two shifts of rescuers eight hours at a time. "But, my superiors ordered the shifts cut down to five hours," he said, "which meant more delayed time ii\i the rescue operation. The federal inspectors from the 0. S. Bureau of Mines objected to the five-hour shifts. After a conference with Medill (Robert Medill, director of the Illinois Department of Mines and Minerals) the shifts were raised to six hours." Scanlan said he sent two mules Not His Worry PAGE «MB Treason Case Upheld in U.S. Supreme Court WASHINGTON, April 1. (TJP)-r The u. S. Supreme-Court Monday affirmed the wiirtlma treason conviction uml life prison sentence of Hans M«x Ha'.ip; of Chicago' for shclldlng (\nd Hiding his Nazi saboteur son. Haupl is the father nr one of eight German saboteurs who landed from German submarines In June 1942. Tiie so:i ma.le his way I to his parents' Chtcr>&« home. He' was after the SMret, Norden' bonibslght, but was picked up ny the FIJI u few days later, tiled by a military court and executed. The father also was sentenced: to death in his treason trial, but 11 Circuit court ol Appeals reversed this conviction, on Ms second conviction, ;iu was sentenced to life imprisonment mid fl»«l $10,000. Justice prank Murpliv tilssenleil In the 8 to l SupiviU'i Court viil- mx, on grounds Huupt did only would do tor his son. ii-.ut dm elder justice Kobcrl M. .Jackson wrote the m«- Jority opinion, Clinptcr volunteers o[ the Amer- lonn Hod Cross produced 59,796,002 Kin-incuts in Iho period between 1040 and 10-lii. Rend Courier Newi Wu» In Ills comfortable apartment in a Washington Hotel;' James Byrnes, former Secretary of State, sips a c\ip of coffee as' ho reacts ot trials and tribulations of his successor, George c. Marshall, now In Moscow. Year ago, Byrnes' name was iii those headlines. 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The father and a .sixth child vere in critical condition ' Irom burns. They were taken to a hospital at Milieu. Tile fire was caused by explosion of an oil heater. Khiidsorek, in soviet Russia, is a village housing only professional poets. J We Guarantee j RECAPPING I ! with I ! Hawkinson Treads i j Let Your Next Tires Be! ! GENERALS I : ; • Cost More — Worlh More J MODINGER TIRE CO. 116 K. Main Phone 22011 into the mine and ordered three, more "as they were badly needed to transport the rescue men within the mine." Federal Interference, Too "I then understood that somebody connected with the stale onjy permitted the putting of one mule underground," he said. "I also received considerable interference from two representatives of 'Mr. Krug (Secretary of Interior J.;A:,Krug). who'came to tiie mine and through conferences.with my superiors decided to put ihc power on in the mine without consulting me. , "They delayed tne entrance of recovery crews who were to follow me into the mine. They were going to send down men to see if it would be permissible to use po\ver within the mine. I already ».ilew, by regular gas tests and by being acquainted with the area of abandoned unsealed working:!, that there was too much gas in the mine to put the power on." Scanlan charged that the "mistakes" broke the morale of rescue crews, who knew that' it was dangerous to turn on the power, and that when rescuers rebelled three or four hours delay resulted: Earlier, it was discovered trial 15 of the victims had waited more than a half day to be rescued, and finally scribbled farewell notes to their wives and families when death became inevitable. For Easy Riding - Go To T. I. SEAY MOTOR CO. 121 E. Main Phone 2122 Safety in your liret lies in the f strength of the cords under the tread. Autocrats give you 6-ply fating. This is achieved by Jtavlcx Fortified Cords of a military truck typo, far ^rpngcr than those used in ordinary rayon autcVrriohito tires. You gel a smooth, eosy- cliair ride since only 4 plies of this super-strength cord are needed to give Autocrats Ihis G-ply strength. Quick straight-line slept. Toc-.-.ttion tread with h«n- rircns of cogs, biles through road film tor positive control of your car. x Sign of a bay/on Dea'er THE TIRE FOS 1 % OF TODAY'S MOTOSISTS "For Work Done Right", CALL 474-475 Cold Storage tor Furs and Woolens NU-WA LAUNDRY-CLEANERS How many do you have in your house? Counting on your fingers is fair. But first, make a quick guess; How many electric motors do your (joinc-work for you?. Would you say 3? 5? Maybe io?i Now count 'em up. It's easier if you think of them room by room. How about the bedrooms?. Electric clocks and shavers each have a motor. So do the fans you use in summer. A modern kitchen is a gold mine. There's "a motor in the electric refrigerator, the food mixer, the ventilating fan. (The list at the right will remind you of others.) Don't skip any rooms. Even the basement and storeroom may be rich picking. .Finished?. How docs the count compare with your guess? Most people guess way low. Actually 10 motors per house is common —20 is not unusual!.But, whatever the number, the point is tyue.^JVVp seldom realize how.many jobs electricity does for us, because it does tlietn so dependably, regularly and cheaply. You've helped bring this about by taking advantage of so many electrical opportunities. And the men and women of the iwHwew-managcd electric companies arc always working to bring you better service at loivcr cost. That's why the price of electricity has gone down and down, while the price of almost everything else lias gone up and up. • Lltlm la ItieHot Electric \\nnt-lkc HOUR Ol ; CHARM, Sundays. 1:30 P. M., EXT, CBS. f--Vl Hare 1 ! a Partial Lltt of Electrical Helpers— Each On* Operated by an Electric Motor Clod. Font Shaven Vi bra Ion Sflwjng Machine! 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That let's ui ferret, out little troubles and point out how you can get them fixed before they become big ones. So get your trucks lubricated here. Complete truck service, all the way from lubrication to regular programs for preventive maintenance. \ / DELTA IMPLEMENTS, Inti. 312 So. 2nd Mem 1*3 INTERNATIONAL Trucks

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