The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 25, 1952 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, August 25, 1952
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PAGE TWO Would-Be Rescuers Dumbfounded as Four Walk from Hell's Hole By LYNN HEINZlHtLING MUOTATHAL, Switzerland U Four weary underground explorers dumbfounded their rain-stymied wound-be rescuers last night by walking unheralded and unharmed out of Ihe sub-Alpine "Hell's Hole" caverns where high water bad trapped them for nine and one- half days, Later today, rescuers in the Breconshfre Hills of Wales luti- neled through nine feet of fallen rock and pulled out two 17-year-old Boy Scouts and their injured scoutmaster imprisoned 159 feet in a cave yesterday. All three were rushed Vo a hospital and the scoutmaster, his legs crushed by the fs.1!, was believed in a serious condition. .They were the second and third groups caught in European caves this month. Four men were re.s- cL'ed from 1,153 feet down in the Pierre Si. Martin Abyss of the Pyrermes Mountains, near the French-Spanish border, a week ago after a fifth man in their par'.y fell 120 feet to his death, The explorers here—college professor Alfred Bocglf. two 20-yeur- Otds and a youth 18—calmly ale a supper of pork chops, rice and tomato salad after their return last night, ihen left for their homes, Their plight had swamped this tiny mountain hamlet wlih visitors nnd resulted in one of Switzerland's most extensive rescue operations. But new rains yesterday brought threats of more water rises and temporarily halted the rescue efforts. Thus no one was on hand when the quartet walked from the cave and down the slope of Sil- beren Mountain lo startle a crowd g£thered in a cafe under rescue headquarters. The explorers had been held prisoner near here since Aug. 15 by water that rose suddenly In Hell's Hole, Europe's largest system of charted underground caverns. Though they bad entered the clives for only a 24-hour exploration, they quickly realized their dangerous position find toot every measure lo conquer it themselves. The party's leader. Dr. JJoculi. divided the emergency rations they had into '21 daily portions of 400 calories for each man. When they .started out yestenlity, they left behind in the cavern enough food to last them for two more weeks on thai basis. During (heir Imprisonment, they carried on ns though they were conducting normal cave explorations. Tin- temperature stayed nt about ! decrees fahrcrnheit — 10 degree above free/. In? — at nil times. Every .six hours, three of the? party gave their outer clothing to (be fourth so he could sleep in comparative warmth. All were stiff and sore from exertion bin n medical examination was not even considered necessary. The quartet said the water sank initlly yc.sterrlay. npp;ircnt[y unnoticed by the rescue learn. The trapped party waded through the falling pools and arrived at the caverns' main entrance to find it barred by an Iron gate locked to keep out the curious. They left through another exit, bringing with them a rubber boat left in the cavern by rescue workers. To keep up their spirits, Boegll bnd kept his charges sincing frequently and ordered that no one was to speak sharply to the others under any circumstances. Uncle Admits Relations with Girl But Insists Death Was Accident RtVERSfDE, Calif. HI — The uncle of a pretty 10-year-old Redlands girl Is In Jail today, booked for Investigation of murder, but he Insists her death resulted from an accident while they were fixing a flat tire. The battered and ravished body of the girl, Kathryn Knodel, was found on a highway near Palm Springs, Calif., last Wednesday after she had disappeared from her nearby Redlands homa Tuesday evening. The uncle, 37 - year - old John Chauncey Lawrence, surrendered to San Francisco authorities Saturday after he learned he was wanted for questioning In the case. Yesterday he was brought by chartered plane to Southern California and taken to Isolated Cherry Valley In Riverside County. There, with shaking hand and tears in his eyes, he pointed to a spot along the road and mumbled to Sheriff Carl Rayburn: "That's where it happened. That's where she died." He was then taken to the Redlands City Jail and later to the Riverside County jail where ho was questioned until 1 a. in. Sher- U.S. May Bow ToSovietRecall 3 Americans Said To Be "Trespassing' BERLIN (/Fj—An Informed U. S. Army source said the Americans probably will have to bow Lo the Russian demand lor recnll of Ihree members of the U. S, military mission et Potsdam. The Soviets accuse the trio of "trespassing on Soviet military property." The Russians seized the three Americans—two officers and an enlisted man—on Aus. 15 in Communist East Germany and hcHl them for 36 hours. Though Army headquarters at Heidelberg said no finaJ decision had been marie on Gen. Vnssily Chulkov's demnrid Tor recall of the men ,an informrd source said "In all probability" the Americans would adhere. If they ciirin't. he added .the Russians probably \vould take away the intrrzonal passes the mission members need to travel through the er»F.t zone to their hondqunrters in Fots- drun, 18 miles southwc-st ol here. The three Americans v, r ->re identified .is L£. Col. GcrnM H. Diifn of Baltimore and Capt. WiHiam R. Crouchcr, Baltimore, Mil., and Ptc. Arnold P. Swenson, Tort Arthur, Tex. They were arrested north of here, indicating that they hod catered the Baltic Sea area where th Sovi's have established a strict security belt. iff Rayburn and other Investigators said Lawrence continued to maintain the death was an accident although admitting he had sexual relations with his niece before she died. Sheriff Eugene L. Mueller of adjoining San Bernardino County said Lawrence "told him he hit the KM on (ho head with a rock after siie was (lend to make It appear that she had been struck by a car Sheriff Mueller said Lawrence told him he had taken his niece for a ride alter picking her up at her Redlands home and that she was helping him fix the Hat In Cherry Volley. The sheriff quoted Law- rencc as saying the jack slipped and the car fell on the girl, crush- Ing her head. BLTTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER HEW1 Two Close Races Await Counting Of Texas Votes Supreme Court Fight- In Stretch Battle After Primary DALLAS, Trx. m — Two close rnccs—one for n state Supreme Court past, and the other for n congressional teal. _ awaited more vote counting today before a decision could he reached In Texas' second Democratic primary. The Saturday election already had decided threes Democratic nominees for Conjrress, usually tantamount to election In heavily Democratic Texas. But ilie Supreme Court flRht between Judge Frank r. Culver of ft. Worth nnd Atty. Spurgeon Bell of Houston \vns undecided and n stretch battle was In progress between incumbent nep. Clark w. Thompson ol OaKc-Uon ami Sheriff T. w. Buckshot Lane of Wharton. 'Vlic-n the Texas Election Bureau ii its unofficial counting Sunday, Culver led Bell. 307,721 to 303,126, ul'.h return? tallied from 233 out of 354 MONDAY, AUGtTST «, 195J Clayton a ?•&„» Fin ? dividing (he one-horsepower tractor's 500 into the horse's 5000 gives c^ior M I, S , horsepower. Only satisfaction Uic tractor folk had was to point out that it's ton dri°en b P v a H m n'T, ' '" ^^"^ tllan an '^O-pound Percheron Pho " sho vs Clayton. dm en by Harry DcBodt. outhiiulmg Tufty, driven by Bob Bricker. Supervising the race i, Patrolman Robert A. Paisley. Scientist Takes Stand Against Atomic Energy /or Industry Young Bamum Has Bright conceded and UUle doubt was left in two. By districts, the situation looked like this: District 2 — Jack B. Brooks of Beaumont. 28,913; Joe H. Tonahill of Jasper 28.4M. Tonahill conceded Saturday nlaht. District 3—Brady Gentry of Tyler. 31,855; R. L. Whltc'head of Longview 7.803. District t— John Dowdy of Athens, 10.878: Jim Norton of Nacog- doochcs, 14.181. Fair Weather Hits Most of U.S. H.v The AssnrlitErt Press Fair weather and seasonable temperatures were the rule today over the nation, with the. e e exceptions: Scattered thundersiiowcrs In the Western part of the Northern nnd Central Plains; LlRht rain In Northwestern Washington; Cool along th Eastern Seaboard from New England to the Middle Atlantic states; Hot weather In Texas nnd the Dull states, and in the Northwestern Plains. The Japanese Introduced' the Elant Atrlcn,u lanrt snail 'to thclf 1s- feyind outposts during World War II so their soldiers could have suall plies arc far too scarce to be uie'd wnlle lhc r| eh ores will have been for power while other reserves of I uswl up r ° r Production of commer- encrgy remain virtually unlimited, da' Power—n commodity Hint can Writing in the Bulletin of the ; be obtained equally cheaply and conveniently sources." Atomic Scientists, he said there probably Is sufficient uranium lo power the world for three to five generations. But he added: "It can easily happen thai at from many other Thlrring described a theoretical hydrogen bomb in a scientific book published in 1S4G. French Doctor Drifts Over Sea in Raft To Prove Ocean Will Yield 'Living' CASABLANCA (IP,~ Alone on a i the circular currents ol the middle frail raft, French Dr. Alain Bombard drifted today toward the Canary Islands 500 miles southwest of here. With America as his ultimate goal, he hopes to prove that shipwreck victims can live on what they cari find in the sea. A yacht towed him out to the open sea off Casablanca harbor yesterday and he disappeared into a fog. Oldtime fishermen had advised him to wait for more favorable winds, but Bombard Insisted on shoving off. He plans to drift from the Canaries toward North or Central America, he explained, and wants to reach the Caribbean before the typhoon >season. , ^ t He' carried a, box of"American Army rations. He said the 24-df.y emergency food'supply, was a reserve mainly for the leg of the voyage beyond the Canaries and would be used only If he were caught in Free Book on Arthritis And Rheumatism now TO AVOID c—rrru.vG DEFORMITIES All amazing ne\vly enlarged 44- page boo!> entitled "Rheumatism" will be sc:H free lo anyone who sill write for ti. It reveals wliy drugs and medicines give only temporary relict and fail to remove the causes of the trouble; explains a specialized non-surijical, non-medical treatment which has proven successful lor the past 33 years. You Incur no obligation In sending for this Instructive book. It may ba the means of saving you years ot 'untold misery. Write to_ day to The Ball Clinic, D;pt. 4201 Excelsior Springs, Missouri. Your waler system serves yovi by securing water, by •water, by lesting and purifying water to make it safe for usc and b.v delivering water into your home or place of business. Tbese things it is able to do because substantial sums of money have been expended on equipment and installations which perform these functions. Fortunately, niosl of us benefit by expenditures made over a period of years, including: periods when prices were much lower than they are now. Yet in terms of HMO prices, when most conumxi- ilies cost about half what they do now, water works facilities cost real money. Atlantic, where might not be able to catch any fish. His gear also included a filter to trap plankton, a tiny sea organism on which smaller fish live. He hopes to find some nourishment from the plankton In case fishing is poor. >een planned by P. T. Barnum ntnself. The ringmaster. 11-year-old Billy Davis, came tumbling out of a ree house 18 feet above the heads >f his audience with his pants on Ire. Billy said later that he and three 'f his promoters had planned a •flaming torch" act to end the ihow. Their equipment was a jar if gasoline nnd a match. Billy didn't get hurt nnd nobody ninded the unplanned act. After all, the fire department ihowed up with " >ut the flames In the lays of ancient Rome, a prison was used only as the place not for punishing for holding, criminals. clay 200- two-billion gallon reservoir, big enough to provide a supply for a city of 100,000. cost 52,500,000 (en years a?o. The pumping station required to move this water through the city's mains cosi SKKI.OOO to build and equip. An elevated storage tank of 125.OOu-K.iUon capacity, of the type you'll see serving small towns and villages, cost SIR.OOO. A filtration plant for n city (be size of Louisville, Kentucky cost $1,850,000. Whether financed by private capital or a municipal authority, n water works has always represented n major investment, ranging from S50 to SI 00 per person served. Regardless of prevailing prices, it has always taken a lot of money to bring you safe, usable water. Blytheville Water Co. Your Cheapest Commodity" in: by Felix Carney Engineers ere already deep in plans for world-wide television. That may surprise you but the way they're going, it won't be too long before a program originating in New York, we'll say, will be seen in London, Paris and all over the continent. , . . Here's how they will work it: a chain of microwaves relay stations will be set up northward through Labrador and across the oceans via the northern islands . . . Greenland, Iceland and the Faeroes to northern Scotland. From there it will he simple to beam the programs south to London and across the English Channel into Europe . . . Ah, this television! . . . The Submimaliire tubes in the tiny -short-wave transmitter-receivers you saw being used on the convention floor are so tiny that factory operators use microscopes in as- sernhlinjr them! | And we find that women j are hnvinjr a bigger role than .ever in this year's telecast- mi; and bro;u!casting of the conventions. The networks alone are using more than 40 f nf their permanent staffs [ atone, not counting the local help they're getting. Television brought us the convent ion like radio never could. For instance there was the slalemcnr, "In listening to speakers in the'past over radio 1 was often impressed by good oratory, especially dramatic when the speaker would pause. Now, I Icnvn. by television, that when a speaker pauses he usually has Inst his place and is fumbling around trying to find it. . There's no rloubt about it these days . . . Television in your home means a higher standard of living. We have the famous O.K. set with th black daylight tube for ea.«\ viewing. We have top TV technicians for your installation and service . . . and wi have rn-ices that are right . . . We're at your service al RI.YTIIF.VILI.F, SALES PO 100 E. MMTI St. Phone: 301G full sirens to put in the jar. Egypt's Premier Plans Suez Talk With British But First He Wants To Clean Up 'Mest In National Economy' CARIO. Egypt iff) _ Premier Aly Maher says he expects to open talks with Britain about the Anglo- Egyptian dispute over the Suez Canal zone and the Sudan In three months — after he has cleaned up the "economic mess" In Egypt nnd prepared for new elections. The Premier told a news con- •'ercncc Inst night that, In setting a tentative date for formal talks between (lie two countries, he hopes conditions in Egypt will be returned to normal by that time. His announcement of a delay In formal negotiations did not dampen optimism In official and diplomatic, circ'.es over possible growing co-operation between Egypt and the West. Rather, the delay was looked on as an indication that unofficial diplomatic contacts between Egypt and Britain are. making headway. The Egyptians repeatedly have demanded that Britain withdraw from the canal zone and Sudan. The British have sousht a Joint defense system for the canal and Insisted that the Sudanese must determine their own future government. Cairo newspapers, meamvhile. reported that talks soon will be started aimed at setting up a Middle Kastcrn defense system in cooperation with the West and other Middle Bast countries. In this connection, the press reported the U. S. und -Britain are preparing to extend military and economic assistance to Egypt. The newspaper reports lacked any sort of official confirmation. MiNEOLA, N. T. MV- An e*. M n- vlct who allegedly disguised himself as a chauffeur «nd even equln. ped himself with a Cadillac Um. oiislne was held today as a burgltr of wealthy New York urea home* Police identified him ai Robert Russell, 45, Negro, of New York, who has served three term* for burglary. He was known u "Th< Cat" two decades who when hft reportedly stole more than $300,004 worth of jewelry from New York City homes and apartments, polio* said. Nassau County authorities saj Russell's haul In the past year may amount to a million dollars In loot from homes. He was arrested yesterday, police said, as he left a darkened mansion of Great Neck, near here on Long Island. Daughter of Roy Rogers Is Dead ENCINO, Calif. im — Actor Roy Rogers' youngest daughter, Robin Elizabeth, died yesterday of complications following mumps. She would have been 2 tomorrow. The baby was Rogers' only child b.v his actress wife, Dale. Rogers has three other children, Cheryl, 12. Linda Lou. 9. and Roy Jr.. 6. by his first wife. 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