The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 21, 1952 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, August 21, 1952
Page 7
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 1952 British Lifeboats Haul Crew of Liberty Ship From English Channel DOVER, England (/P)—Two British lifeboats hauled the 37 crewmen of the American Liberty ship Western Farmer from the gale-swept English Channel early today alter Iheir freighter, rammed by a Norwegian tanker, spilt In two and sank. The lifeboats landed Capt. Qun- nar Utvik of Galveston, Tex. and the rest of his crew--some bruised and buttered' but all safe—at this famous old port of Southeast Eng- Innd and at nearby Rauisgatc. s The 11.732-ton tanker Bjorgholm, out of Oslo, came through without serious damage. She stood by until Ihe rescue boats picked up the crew ol the ill-fated 71,239-ton Western , Farmer, a 9-year-old veteran of World War II. Wreck in "Graveyard" The collision occurred shortly after 10 p.m. last night in a wind- driven rfiin near the Goodwin Sands — the "channel graveyard" eight miles off the Southeast Coa.=t of England. The (anker's bow, one- survivor related, smashed "into the freighter amidships — "right into the radio room." The crash put the American ship's engines and' radio out of action, but emergency • signals from the tanker brought rescue craft rushing to the stormy scene. As searchlights from the rescue ships played over the wallowing wreck, the forward part of the stricken ship broke away and the crew abandoned her, some taking to the ship's boats and others going over the side straight Into the rescue craft. Forward Half Sank The forward half sank almost immediately, but as we left, the after part was still afloat but sinking slowly," said First Engineer Dulcilio Santiago of Brooklyn, N. Y| The two big lifeboats, meanwhile had assembled the survivors—Capt. Utvik and 23 others in one that brought them to Hamsgate, and the other 13 in a Dover boat. The Western Farmer, which sailed under the name Henry Lomb during [he war, was on her way to Bremen, Germany, with a load of coal from Norfolk, Va. She was owned by the Western Navigation Co. of New York. The survivors, soaked and covered with grease and oil, were taken to a local seaman's club and given hoi drinks, food and dry clothing. At another point off Britain's East Coast, a small British trawler, the 260-ton Magnolia, blew up and sank in seven seconds. Three of the .crew were killed; eight were res- |cued. PAGE SEVEN PRONE TO LISTEN—It looks like a mass heat prostration, but it's just reporters at the Morrison Hotel in Chicago, trying to eavesdrop on a caucus of the Illinois delegation to the Democratic National Cr.nvention. Colleen Left Behind in Ireland As Pen-Pal Starts for Home DINGIE, Ireland w>) — Prank Hayostnk started back to his Johnstown, Pa., home last night without even a final wave from blue-eyed Breda O'SuIllvan, his Irish pen-pal who found his name and address in a bottle. Breda, in fact, harvested oats on her mother's farm while Prank climbed aboard the bus for Tralec. No one else came to see him off either, not even the disappointed Dingle folk who hoped that a romance would cap the couple's six years of letter writing. Prank flew to Ireland two weeks ago to meet the young colleen he had known only through letters that started the day she found the bottle with his name and address on the Dingle shore. Prank had thrown the bottle overboard from the troopship on which he was returning from World War II army service in Europe. A week after his arrival, both flatly denied there was any ro'- mance. But one of the, local folk said that Prank "looked a very disappointed man, indeed" as he rode away last night in the rear of the htlt; Old Cemetery Found KHARTOUM </P) — A Christian cemetery dating about 800 A.D. was uncovered by accident in the Gezira district. A sand hill was being dug up to provide building material when a large collection of bones and potters- was uncovered. Showers Cool Central U.S. Speeding Mystery Car Only Clue To Nude, Dead Girl on Highway RIVERSIDE, Calif. f.Ti-A mys- weapon, possibly a tire iron. Five Urioits speeding car was the only of these were deep enough to have ''caused death. The girl had been dead two hours when her body was discovered. Oak clue today to the bnitnl slayer of Kathryn Knodel, 16. whose haltered, nude body was found on a desert highway early yesterday. Motorist Fred Lacy (old off leers 1 he met a fast-tvavelins automobile' a few moments before he came upon the body on a lonely roatl near Palm Springe. Police said it apparently )-^ been thrown from that car. The vehicle could not have passed without running over thfi body, police said, and there were no tire innrks on the girl's flesh. Chemical test5 are being marie by sheriff's officers here today to determine whether the girl was raped, The Redlnnds High School .student's death was attributed to skull fractures. Her head bore the marks leaves and icct earth in her hair indicated she had been slain somewhere In the Recllancis area not far from her home, and Ihe slayer had driven down into th£ desert, where he dumped the body. • MGM Suspends Singer Lanza HOLLYWOOD WV-Singer Mario Lanza has foe-en suspended Indefinitely by MGM for "failure to report for the start of production of 'The Student Prince'." Lanza could not be reached lor comment. There was no indication I Young Woman Doctor Stabs Three Children WINSTON-SALEM, N. C. (ft _ A young woman doctor stabbed her 3-year-old daughter to death wounded her two other children and then,sought to end her own lite with poison early today. Detective Lt. J. R. Bowles said Dr. Norma Holt, 27-year-old pedia- tncian, stabbed her young daughter Vickie through the heart with a needle-sharp pair of scissors, killing her instantly. She then turned on Ann, 4. and jabbed the scissors into the child's breast. Next, said Bowles, the young mother Inflicted a serious stomach wound upon her 11-month- old son Larry. Bowles said the mother, the wife of Dr. L, Beverly Holt, 33, an eye specialist, had recently been under the. care of a psychiatrist. of many heavy blows from a blunt 1 why he failed to repi R'.-ad Courier News Classified Ads By The Associated Press Thundcrshowers'with gusty winds cooled the central portions of the nation today but more sunshine and heat was on tap for most of drought-seared Texas. An area of ihunaershowers extended from the Northern Great Lakes southwestward across the Central Mississippi Valley to the Southern Rockies. Elsewhere skies were mostly fair. Heavy wind and rain raked parts of Northeast Missouri and Western Illinois. The storm uprooted trees and damaged a dozen homes and several carnival tents at Clarence Mo. / ' 30 U.S. Soldiers Are Feared Drowned in Korean Training Son Drowns, Father Dies - NEW YORK «>) _ A 9-year-old boy drowned In Brooklyn's Gmvati- us Canal yesterday, and his father died of a heart attack rushing to the rescue. The victims were John J. Cassidy, 50, and his son, Robert. The youngster had been playing along the canal bank when he" fell in, By SAM SUMMEflLIN SEOUL, Korea m—Thirty U. S. soldiers on a training exercise were engulfed by a wall of water as they crossed a river and today are feared drowned, the Eighth Army announced. The Army said bodies of only 12 men caught in the flash flood had been recovered. Boats with grappling hooks swept the unidentified South Korean river for the other 26 missing men of the .45th Infantry Division. Names were withheld. Rain from a typhoon vhich lashed Okinawa and Korea this week unleashed the mulshing nine-foot wall of water in the normally knee- deep river. The men. part of one platoon, were trapped on a sandbar as they started to ford the river. The Army said the platoon leader lost his life trying to reorganize his men and get them to safety when the flood roared down the stream. It called the tragedy an "act of God" and said the tiicky terrain in Korea made sudden river floods possible at any time. ! A truck bearing eight men and some ammunition was caught in the^flood as it started across at a shallow point. A sudden rise bowled over the truck and swept it and ils passengers downstream. The Army said the missing 26 included one officer and 25 enlisted men. Eleven of the platoon were swept onto higher sandbars and escaped. The 45th Division originally was made up of Oklahoma National Guardsmen called to active duty but in recent months it has become somethiog of a rainbow division, with soldiers (rom all over the United States making up Its ranks. ATHLETES FOOT GERM HOW TO KILL IT. IN ONE HOUR, If not pleased, your 40c back ThLs STRONG rutlgicLde SLOUGHS OFF Ihe outer skin to expose burled fungi. Kills It on contact. Get Greast&ss.- Instant-drying T-4-L at any drug store- Today at Klrby Bros. Durg. GOSPEL MEETING August 22-31 You Are Cordially Invited ' Services Nightly 8:00 Call 4003 For Transportation To Meeting House W. T. SIIELTON Son? Director E. H. HARPER Evangelist of Abelene, Tuai H. F. SHARP Local Evangelist CHURCH OF CHRIST MAIN AT DIVISION "We Are Working Our Way Through College" You Saw The Movie..... Now See The Clothes! Be Sure to Whitsitf LL DAY FRIDAY RUSH PARTY UST 22nd DOOR PRIZES ... Include Sweaters, Skirts, Date Dresses, Blouses, Gloves And Formals! Nothing To Buy! Just Come In, Meet The Crowd And Join In The Fun! SEE ALL NEW CAMPUS CLOTHES MODELED! By Whitsitt's Own Junior Board Of Review Ail High School And College Students Invited Friday August 22. Air Conditioned - For Your Comfort it's WHITSITT'S "Because You Like Smart Things" Our Junior Board of Review and Models Are: Winnie Beth Buckley Brythcvllle Betsy Bell Blythcvllle Annelid Humphrey BIjtheville Bobbie Killian Manila Mary Michie Stccle Dixie Lee Killian Manila Ilia Crews Kelser Jean Kendrrx Osceola Betty Stires

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