The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 15, 1949 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 15, 1949
Page 13
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER is, 1949 Iowa Packing Plant Explosion Kills 16, Three Still Missing By Al Dopklny SIOUX CITY, la., Dee. 15, W-Aniid a scene of ruin "Just like the place has been bombed," workmen and machines today dug tlirougli rubble where at least 16 prisons perished in a violent explosion yesterday. As sorrowing families of (lie 16 identified dead went about funeral preparations (he search at the Swift & Co. packing plant continued lor three persons still missing. -— Nine of some So other persons in- i lured remained in critical condition !fat hospitals. Leaking ga.5 which had hampered search operations was stopped last niglit. Workmen who labored throughout, the night under floodlights used blow tore-Ires to melt, away twisted girders. The searchers were able to discard their gas masks after ammonia fumes from the plant's shattered re- frigeiation system were cut off at their source. 1,001) Persons In HllildlliK The blast rocked the buildings shortly before noon yesterday. There were alxnit l.OCO persons Hi the building. The front end of the budding was hit hardest. The first and second floors which housed the office staff and company restaurant got the bruin of the blast. -some time." Assistant Fire Chief Clarence Chappelle said last niglit he expected to find more bodies in the debris. This figure was reduced to three today after one of the four missing persons reported he was safe. Fire Chief Charles Kilhl estimated the damage "at more than $1,000,000. 15 Known Dead, 64 are Missing in Philippine Battle MANILA, Dec. 15 I/I')—Conslabtl- lary Headquarters tonight reported 15 men were killed and 64 are missing and presumed dead In an encounter today between government covered there. There was air almest warlike at- mo.,phere today ns trucks and Ijull- dczers moved ahe:id on the slow job of removing the debris. A veteran of Die European front in World War II said he has seen lous of bombed out buildings "but never anything as bad as this." National guardsmen still paroled ,vi the area around Hie plant. It is lo- tffcnted in the heart of the Sioux City stockyards, one ol the nation's major terminal markets. No forma! investigation into the specific cause and location of the explosion had been begun. Fire Chief Charle.s Kulil a.-sii;ncd escaping natural gas as the cause. City Officials In Investigate Mayor Dan J. Conley, who cailcd a meeting of all key officials for .today "to go over the whole situation," said an investigation "definitely would be made." The direction of this investigation. Constabulary headquarters listed the known dead as 12 enlisted men. a captain and two lieutenants. -Missing and presumably dead were 62 enlisted men, a major and (ARK.)' COURIER NOT8 YULE TR-A-A-I-NI—For subway-trained New York ymmpstci-n an ideal treat is a ride on this acrinl train through the toy de'mrl- nicnl of a big department store. For nine ccnls, a child can ride lush above 280 feet of cleric, <-,«mters. customers and general Christmas shopping confusion. Obituaries Figiitinj; in the southern Philippines has been frequent since the Nov. a presidential election. However, the outlaws on Jolo apparently are not political dissidents. -— —..~~*. u> . u . ...I... .... ^.ILI^.IHUJI. kiuum UL iiarneti to pilot. he said, remains undertcrmined. At i ansas Razoruack footliall New Razorback FootbaSJ Coach Will Be Named FAVETTEVILLE, Ark, Dec. 15 '''''— Dr. Lewis Webster Jones, president of the University of Ark- kansns, said today a' new coach would be named to pilot the Ark- present the mayor continued, the search effort remains in charge of the Iowa National Guard units at the scene. H seemed unlikely any mass lun- eral would be, held for the victims. Private arrangements for last ritc.s already had been made by two families. A Swift nnd Co. spokesman snlcl . spoesman sad the plant would be shut down "for Jones said Head coack Barnhill would stay on at the university as athletic director. Dr. Jones called 'a incehig of the entire student body at the'univcr- the announcement. He said the name of the new to replace Bnnrhill would Mrs. Mary Mossey, Who was 79, Dies; Funeral Sunday Funeral services for. Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Massey, 70, will be conducted at 2:;io Sunday afternoon at the Cobb Chapel, and burial is ill follow in the Ehmvod Cemetery. I Mrs. Massey died vesterday afternoon at the Walls Hospital. She was born at Cave-in-Rock. III., but had made her noine a! 110 South Sixth Street in Blytheville for the past several years. She is survived by two daughter, Mrs. Bertha Irby. with whom she made her home, ami Mrs Pearl Fisher also al Blytheville: two sons, Lee Massey of West Helena, nnd Sgt. Ernest Massey of Ft. Kno\, Ky., with the Army; a brother. Jim Kddiiigton of Blytheville, four grandchildren, whom -:he helped raise. Elmer Willis. Jack Hunts, Mrs. Eva Mne Wilson mid Ernest L. Wood of Blytheville: and several other grandchildren. Pal! bearers will include: Dick Burns, Glover Hatcher, Sonny Brown. Edgar [>avLs. Henry Gillum, and Maurice Luttrell. coach _,....,, be announced tomorrow Blyth.CYille Attorneys To Attend District Meet At nine members of the Ulyllicvillc; Bur Association were scheduled today to ntend t li e Xonheust Arkansas Bar Association meeting in Paragould tomorrow and others are exiwctcd to join the delegation before it deparl.s. Among the Blytheville Bar Association members scheduled to attend are .Municipal Judge (.indium Sudbury. Circuit court Judge Zal B. Harrison, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney A. s. Harrison, Chancellor C. M Buck. Prosecuting Attorney H. G. Paitlow, Judge O. K. Keck, Osear Pendler, James Gardner and W. Leon Smith. Judge Sudbury will lead a discussion on rules of the Arkansas •.Supreme Court, during which Supreme Court clerk C. H. Stevenson of Little Hock will speak. Judge Sudbury ts president or the Blytheville Bar Association. Farm House Fire ClaiiKis 12 Lives La fin-Am eric (ins Victims of Flames In Western Texas ROT AN, Tex.. Hoc. 15 -.,!',Twelve or thirteen people binned to death today in n four-room rental house on a farm eij;ht mile.s northeast of here. All were I atin-Aniei icim IMII- sienl farm workers, employed ,„, n, ( , C. A. Douthit farm. Two families nude up the victims The last name of one family \\ii.s I'eren, Name's of Hie vie!mis' were otherwise nol available. It WHS believed four adults ihe two sets of ixiveuls :IIK| eisht or nine children perished. !)!in kpned ruins of the four-room frame were fmmd at n n m Ifotan Is in West -ivxas niiom 50 miles norfhwest of Abilene. A field worker, fiiirdo Tivvlno discovered the I rawly when he p-is- sed the site of Hie hmise this inoni- ing. The hucl bfen destroyed he said, all d a ,,i,.kn|> Ulu . k m ' llw yard yas burned. Trevino notjl:e ( j Henry Un>] )y „ furmer who livc-d nearby. Cosby mid Tievinc, miicle « (nntk Invcstifjailon of l!u- .sinolcieiinu wreckage and .s:ii.i rhey Sl ., w . s | : n]|. s "scattere<i all riicmnd." They didn'i sin|» to count the 1 skulls but came to Ilcii.iu to K , vl , the alarm. The estimate of dead came hir- cely from the mnnliei- known to lucve been !i PAGE THIRTEEN PEG-LEG PUP—Slruppl, a 3-year-old dachshund, attracts considerable attention as be click-clacks along Berlin streets on Ma wcwdcn lei;. It replaces the foreleg he lost when struck by nn anlo tv.'o years ago. (Photo by NKA-Acme staff photographer Joe- Schuppe.J pe Clinic is Conducted For Negro Children Ten Nesro children were examined yesterday at Hie Well Child Con- i Telephone Installation \ Men Idle in Seven Cities ST. LOUIS. Dec. 15— UTi The: snowballing walkout of telephone installers took workers off the jobs / today at Springfield, Mo., and three ! cities In Arkansas — Uttle Rock, I Port Smith and Texarkana. l ] fcience at the North MiEsissippi County Health Unit, sponsored bv the Hlyilieville Council of Church Women. -Mr.s. Albert Taylor, Mrs. R. L. Uedman.pMi.s. C. A. Tant and Mrs. Fieeman'Robinson, representing the First. Christian Church, assisted health unit n\n..c.s and clinician it: the examinations. Retired Minister Dies in Paragould PARAGOUI.n. Ark Dec- 1'i ,••!',_' Hcv. H. II. Griffin, (il. reMrecl' Methodist minister, died nftn n! heart ntUick ret his hiunc here l.tsl : night ' i He had been n resident of Pm-n- i goulri since his retirement in October. 1947. A native of Mis.<is';|ppl Griffin had been H resident of Arkansas since !007. j He mis held pastorates In Alklns : Atlas. Darcinnclle. Danville, Hebcr! SpriiiRs, Hnnr, Camrton. V( wpori Jonesliriro. Ifnt Sprlnps, F,,rt .Smith an<l Fayelt-nillc. Survivors Inchidi: his widow, four daughters, a son. three i.islci,, mid a brother. "// you'd ask me, I'd say he's broke and is thinking iiboitl getting a personal loan from GENERAL CONTRACT PURCHASE CORPORATION." Oleomargarine was Invented la 1809 by a Frenchman to secure k prize offered by Napoleon III for t cheap and wholesome butter sub- Today's Traffic Demandi CONCRETE ROADS CONCRETE has the slam^ ina to carry heivy Ira/Tic year after year at fow annual cort. It's the best buy fcr your tax moneyi Ask your public offitials for CONCRETE ROADS PORTLAND CEMENT ASSOCIATION IK Fail, nidi., M.mpWi J, T.iuc SICK? Stomnch, Liver and Gall Bladder upset, Tongue coated, Bad breath. Bad taste. 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