The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 11, 1950 · Page 5
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' WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 1950 (AUK.) COUTITETI NEWS PAGE : ire at Oil Well let by Explosion Blaze Remains Out Of Control; Flames Leap 175 Feet in Air ELK CITY. OMn.. Jan. 11. (*Pl|A spectacular oil well fire that sent Iflamcs splraling 175 feel inlo the all ln'as still burnli|g out of control to- Iday—many hours after it ft'a.s • touched off last nitfht by a tre |mcndous gas explosion. The well, five miles south of here Iwas bein? drilled by the Shell Oi Ico. at 9,687 fret when a pocket n ["unprecedented" gas prc.ssure wa Br.cd. The "as exploded instant! |o*Hreaching the surface. A fire re faulted but it was quickly exiin heel Soon afterwards, anotho Ilire stalled which forced crew |away. No one was injured. The oi! land equipment, valued hy compan •officials at S450.000 was a total los. I No effort was being made to pi lout the fire pending arrival of th IMcKinney brothers, professions llire fighters, who were being Ilou'n Ito this Western Oklahoma oil field |froni Houston. Tex. The heat from the lire prevented lanyon? dom "ettiny closer than 501) IfecL Uoad.s to the area wore closed by Itlic highway patrol after motorists 1 flecked, Flames were as intense this Imornino as v;hcn the well caught Ifire. They leaped into the air and • caused a roar v.'hirh could be heard | for more than eight miles. The highway patrol radio tower Jin Oklahoma City—100 miles from line well—said it could see the re- IflecUon of the -'ire. Flame.", were 1 visible at, Clinton. 25 miles north- least. Shcn officials said the blaze was • spectacular but there was no danger lof it r.oing out of control'or caus- ling olher damage. I The well was being drilled for Ishell by an Oklahoma City con- Icrpctor, Hchnerich and Payne. Lutheran Hour Conductor Dies Of Heart Attac ST. LUOIS, Jan. 11—(/TV-The :icv. Dr. Walter A. Maler, 56, In- .evnationally known conductor of the Lutheran Hadio Hour died in Uitheran Ilosjiital hei'e early today. His death followed a fourth heart attack suffered less than two weeks ago. Dr. Maler entered the hospital four days after Christmas, following a mild heart attack. He suffered another attack last Friday and third Sunday. He was a member of the faculty at the Cpncordia Theological Seminary in St. Louis, since 1B35, he had been widely known tor his coast-to-coa.st radio programs. The Lutheran Hour program is heard over 1,200 radio stations throughout Ihc world each Sunday afternoon. It is transcribed in 3G languages for foreign broadcasts. Ihc JTw.o Men Held in Theft |Q|>$600,000 in Stomps Liner Sails with Cast Of Musical by Mistake But Polio Drive Profits NEW YORK, Jan. 11—I/P>—Headed out to sea with 23 preHy £ stowaways-by-mistake aboard, skipper of the lir.er r.;\lia \\\st nte^ radioed a distress call to the Coast Guard. "T it ro ti ° li misimd:-r.st:mrtin£," said the message, "we sailed with 'Kiss Me, Knte' cast aboard Can't ( put back now. Cun you send craft to remove them?" The musical show performers had one aboard the vcsft?! to stage benefit for the March of Dines, ind for some unexplained reason they didn't hear the warning whistle before th? ship sailed. While waiting for rescue, the sirls sold kis-ses to passengers from S20 o $50 n throw. Altogether they .-iiiscd SI.500 ror the infantile piir- ilysis fund, befor,? the Coast CUrard sent a cutter to whisk them back to New York in time for last night's shO',v on Broadway. NKW PLYMOUTHS TO BE DISPLAYED—The 1950 model Plymouths v;il] go'on. display tomorrow In Dlythcville in the salcsvcoms of the dealers serving this area. They are: Blylhcville Motor Co., Broadway at Chickasawba; T. I. Scay Motor Co., 121 Kast Mai n. and. Motor Sales Co.. 110 West Walnut. Shown above is the special deluxe four-door sedan, one of mne new models. The car contains important styling changes and improvements for safety and comlorl. The new models arc powered with a high compression engine nut mechanical features to provide economical performance. U. of A. to Award NEW YORK. Jan. 11—(/P^Thc Itheft of abotit $600,000 worth of Ivniuabie stamps v-as disclosed by Ipolice today with th<; arrest of two •men on charges of criminally rc- Jccirlng stolen properly. Officials said the suspects had lln their possc&sion a quantity of Istamps stolen Dec. M from a safe •in the Bruno Liskcr Stamp Collcct- §or's Shop at ^40 Broadway. The arrest came after one of Ithe men allegedly tried to sell about IMO.OOO worth of the stamps to a I dealer for S5.000. Tlie men arrested were Identifed I in th? police linup this morniiiR las Walter Gamelsky, 29, of 1 Bronx, a stamp expert; and Loi iFelkin. 26, of Klmhinst. Queens, •laborer. Harvey Couch Heads Bank in Little Rock Honorory Degree* Senator McClellan FAYETTKV1LLE. Ark., Jan. 11— i/l'i— John L. .VcClellati. Arkansas' s-enior United States senator, will receive an honorary degree of doctor of laws at whiter commencement exercises of the University of Arkansas here Jan. 28. A sirnilur degree also will be conferred on Clark Hungei forcl, St. Louis, president of the St. Louis- San Francisco IMilroad. About 700 seniors ami gradual students, the university's largest mid-year ?rad- uating class in history, will receive their desires. Dr. Clifford E. Barbour, Knoxville. Tcnn.. moderator for the Presbyterian Church, U. S- A., will deliver tiic baccalaureate sermon and Dr. Bland Blanshaid. Yale Un- versity Department of Philosophy hairman, the commencement address. Jury of 72 Mothers Acquits Brothers for (i/Jing of Their Father Bales Per Acre LITTLE ROCK. Jan. 11— M'i— Haivcy C. Couch. Jv-. has bce.n elected president of the union National Bank here, succeeding Alfred G. Kahn. who becomes chairman of the board. Couch, son of the lute Harvey C Couch who founded the Arkansas Power and Light company, has been executive vice-president of the bank. He was elected at a meeting of the board here yesterday, at which ICahn ended 22 years ol service as president. The new union Bank prcsidcn the | founded the First National Bank o Conway. wli?re he made his horn until about 10 years ago. He was re-elected chairman of the board of that bank at a meeting in Conway yesterday. MKIMA. Pa., .Ian. 11, M'I A Jury f 12 women—all mothers—yesttr- lay acciliitled Nicholas D'Amore, :<<;. ntt his brother. John, '2?,. ot the lmtr,un slayins of their father. The inry deliberated two hours before it ret.irtied with the verdict hat was greeted of api.lau.se from many IN' TI!K CIIAN'CF.RY COURT FOK THK CHK-'KASAIVHA DISTI1ICT Ol- AII.SSlSSll'I'l COUNTY, AUKANSAX Mack Williams; V. G. Holland Trustee, PUT. Girl Cheerfully Resigns Self to Leg Amputation l-OS ANGELES, Jan. U. (W — Thirteen - year - old Ruth Miller cheerfully awaited amputation of ten leg today, having decided hcrsrlt that "maybe God wants my log." When tnsl November her doctor and family told Ruth that a hone rancor necessitated amputation of Ihe teg at the hip, she said "if I can't live with both legs, I'll die with two legs." But subsequently she read about Bcity Lou Maibury, 10, ol Brownsville, ivnn. She asked the nation lo pray lhat her right hand might be saved htil later decided that "Gw wanted my hand" and undenvcni thr amputation lo block spread ol -, mnlienruil brmc tumor. "U God wanted that little RirP hand, then maybe God wants nu | ICR," Uulli told her mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. John Mai-Min.il. 'Til go to the hospital, mother," Until, a roller staling enthusiast, took 'one more sood skate" the other day nnrt prepared, herself (or the onprntkm. She entered the hospital Monday. AMendanU snlci yesterday hei tfiMUTiO romtUlcm \s r as Roort and | her altitude cheerful before !lie' Sam S. Simmon.s, Dft. WAHMNG OKDKIl The defendant Sum S. Simmon. 1 ) n nu{burst ! is v -" ljr " co lo appear In this Court ; Power an of the 300 within lhin >' ' :f ° J dn - vs to fl'iswcri m :ide prmn Moses' Resolutions in the jammed court' ti]C «i»'l>]aint of plniniilf Muck | FRESNO. Calif. — ffln— Way clown • South in the land of cotton they 1 usually settle for one bale to the - Henry Rcitz has grown more i tour b:\les to the acre near Irrrsno. In fact he got 21 bales off ffive acres. It- was a special case where the llnnd had been in pasture continu- lously for 7 years nnrt had been lib- lerally fertilized. Rcitz has mint her 150 acres that yield about 2 bales Iper aere. Poster Accepts Co/f EL DORADO, Ark., Jan. 11— The Rev. David Shcpperson, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church here since 1931, has resigned to accept a cnl! to Taylor. Tex- He is a native oi Columbus, Ark. :/ Dorado School Teacher 3res Suddenly at Home EL DOKAUO, Ark.. Jan. 11. (A Mrs. Mary Bumpus Freeman, 43,1 wife of Gordon N. Freeman of Kl Dorado and Pine Bluff, died unexpectedly at her home here yesterday. A first prade teacher in the El Dorado schools, she attended a school play Monday night and was stricken about 3:30 a.m. yesterday. A native of Washington, D.C., she lived in Pine Bluff from 1930 until moving hero with her husband last year. Freeman is secretory-treasurer of the Commercial Printing Company, publishers of the Pine Bluff Commercial, and is manager of the company's branch here. In addition to her husband, Mrs Fieenmn is survived by ber mother Mrs. Leona Bumpus. El Dorad'j Brief services were to be held here today and services and burial wil be in Pine Bluff tomorrow. room. Afler thr verdict was Albert Blunibcrp. defense attorney nskett Judge William R. Tonl of Delaware County Court whether he could kiss the jurors, "It's okay with the court," the judge replied. Blumberg (lien kissed the women Defense attorney had contended the brothers were temporarily insane in anger over huntings of their mother, allegedly administered by the slain man, Beniamm. D'Amorc. The brothers hud admitted the fatal shooting. i Williams. This the 10th day of Jan- returned, nary, 1950. Harvey Morris. Clerk Holland and Taylor, atty. for pltf. l!U-l8-25-2jl MKMI'IHS, Tcnn., Jan. II. OT*i — C. Miimilton Moses, Sr.. of Ullle Rot'k, president of tlifi Arkansas and LU;hl Com puny, hiis New Year's resolutions Ho told more than 30C) members uf the Mules Mnlingers Club hero lhat: ''I'm going to dream blj- dreams, to think big thoughls." \ thought." Volcano Erupts ATHENS, Jan. 11, (ft*)—'Hie volcanic little Island of Santorinl In lie Aegean Sea began erupting moke yesterday, sending sulphur- .us clouds high into the sky. 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