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PAGE TWELTB BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, JANUARY IT, 19M Engineer Asked God's Help As His Diesel Locomotive Ran Wildly Down Tracks Obituaries MILWAUKKE, Jan. 17—W>)—At diesel locomotive rail wild for 18 f miles yesterday while Its two-man crew called on the Lord to keep the track clear. Our controls were useless," engineer William Jordan, 69, declared, 1 threw out messages saying give nw a clear track. I have no way of stopping.' Whether a dispatcher got the track clear or the Lord did, I don't know. I guess it was between the two of them;" The controls and braking system or the Milwaukee Road's Olympian were completely smashed when it demolished a truck at Diiplainville, 17 miles west of here. The truck driver had leaped clear. But the engine broke free of the rest of the train and continued in headlong flight, carried forward by a slight downhill' grade, it roared through the line's busy yards here and fhs union station before coming to a halt a mile past the station. Said Fireman Benjamin Puellc- man. We hit the truck and the engine was cut loose from the rest of the train. The controls were gone, but we did everything iios- sible to stop the locomotive. Then we bPEnn praying, hoping we would be able to get off without being hurt or killed. Tire engine was going too fast for us to jump." Jordan said he threw out messages at the Wauwatosa and Grand View stations asking for a clear track. They didn't get the message a' Wauwatosa but Uie telegrapher a the Grand View station got 11. I don't know if lie had much time to do anything. I prayed while the engine ran wild. I told the fireman to pray too. He said, I've been praying.' ' Milwaukee Road spokesmen sai later the diesel hit 60 miles a hour on its Srakclcss run. They explained the engine carm free from the coaches when a sice ladder to the locomotive cub wa shoved back In the crash aiv tripped the pin lifter, releasing th coupling. alifornia Child, Whose Mother Died Recently, ow in Hospital Here The condition of Beverly More- ick, five, who was hospitalized at /alls Hospital yesterday is still crit- al. The child's mother, Mrs. Maxine orelock, 28, died here December I, while visiting at the home of er sister, Mrs. Geraldlne Ward on h. Highway 61. Her home was i Stockton, Calif. Since Mrs. Lovelock's death, both leverly and a cousin, Charles Ward, ave i>een hospitalized, and Barara Ann Ward, six, died due .to cute inflamation of stomach and ntcstlnal tract. Blood donors have been found for he critically ill child and bed loMiliig'provided for her. Two otirer children in the home, ,ucy Ward, 10, and Glendeen •Vard, three, are being observed by lealth authoiitie.s. Operation Stone BAl/rrMORE, Jan. 17. W)—Prcsi dent Elpirtlo Quirino or the Philip pines was recovering rapidly todu Irom a kidney stone operation. Physicians at Johns Hopkins Hos pital, where lie underwent surgei yesterday, reported his pulse an respiration were "absolutely 'no: mal" this morning. *Jegro Alliance Adopts '•ellowship Plans The Negro Denominational Min- sterial Alliance adopted a re.solu- ion at a meeting recently to hole !eUo%vslui> meetings of all Negro ministers and congregations at one church each month over a 12 montlis period. The meeting was pre.sidcd ovci :iy Rev. L. D. Davenport, minlstei of the True Light M. B. 'Church. The True Light M. B. Church wa selected as the site for the firs necting which will be held on llv Tifth Sunday in January. Rev. J. E. Hughes of the Enocl A. M. E. Church reported on lit recently conducted campaign Louisville, Ky. Rev. L. A. Ifoldcn o the West End Baptist. Church re ported on an evangelistic ciunpaig which he attended at Clarksdale Miss. Dr. B. E. Robert, Negro physicia and surgeon, delivered'a special ad dress on infectious diseases an means of preventing them. The newly constructed $100.00 Negro high school was cited by th group as one of tile greatest tnccn ttves to good ever accomplished i Eastern Arkansas. W. B. Nicholson and the Blyttn ville School Board were lauded b the group. : ormer Luxora Man is Buried n Texas City LUXORA, Ark., Jan. 17—Funeral irvlcc.s for William Francis Lucas, 1. who died of a heart attack , Ills home in Kilgore, Texas, unday were held this afternoon Ihe Texas city. . Mr. Lucas, son of the late W. H. .icas of uixora and • Mrs: Lucas Kllgorc, was bom in Luxora, id graduated from Luxora High ehool in the class of 1935 with onors as valedictorian. He later Iteneted Ihe University of Texas, raduatlng in 1939, followed by degree from Ihe University harmnceltical School. , He ivas on army veteran ol Vorlcl War If. Since his service ischarge, Mr. Lucas had been as- ocinkd with his brother, Scott iucas, in business In Kilgore. Survivors include his mother, Inee brothers, Scott, Edu'ard, and Robert, all of Kilgore, and two sis- ers Mrs. Kenneth Vines of ' El Dorado, Arkansas, and Mrs. H. K. itanfo/d of Luxora. Mr. and Mrs. Stanford, accompanied by nn aunt. Mrs. Brolaski, f Memphis, left Sunday evening o attend Hie funeral services. SURVEY r am/ly Reunion Held At M. E. Cook Home A family reunion was held Sunday at the M. E. Cook home en the Air Base Hoad. Approximately 24 lumbers of Ihe family gathered at he Cook home for dinner anil an afternoon of informal visiting during which time group pictures were :nade. Out of town guests were Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Cook and family of Jonesboro, Mr. and Mrs. Wyatt Cook iml family of Miles Cily. Mont.; Mr. and Mrs. Robert HolL and. son of Oxford. Miss., and Miss Bonnie Jonk, who is n student at Arkansa State College, Jonesboro. Continued from Page 1 Inch by inch " ! ^ tlooii waters of four major rivers In Arkansas began dropping today. Bui Hit liavoc and misery spread by the swollen streams continued to mount, More than 350 f:\mllir-.s have been evacuated from flood stricken areas along (he turbulent Ouachita, Llttlel Red, St. Francis and While Rivers I Many more may have to leave should the southward moving crests fan out into lowlands. A Coast Guard' unit at Memphis Is on a standby alert for speedy movement into Inundated sections of Cross County where the St. Francis forced about 50 families to leave their homes yesterday. The U.S. Engineers have tagged the St. Francis' winding course through Northeast Arkansas as the most critical spot in the state. The slream has broken through two sections of levees near Paragould and lias weakened many more. A break in the week-long downpour gave Hie weary flood fighters a brief respite yesterday. Cat-lie Itivcr on Kanipage JONESBORO, Jan. 17. IIP}— 3r:iighead County's flood worries d from east to west today as :ie Cache River reached Its high- st point' In history while the rise f the St. Francis River halted at 2.8 feet. At Egypt In the extreme north-; we.sfc corner of the county, the river augc stood at 22 feet this morning, he highest, on record, according o veteran rivermen. At'least 30 families in the Cache basin have been driven from their ionics. In the eastern district of the county, the St. Francis rose to 12.8 'ect at 6 o'clock Monday night, hen dropped two-hundredth* of a 'oot overnight at Lake City. Things ooked a little better at Lester, five mites north of Lake City, this morning. A portion of the levee went out there Snlurduy morning, driving a dozen families from their homes. Civil Service Exams Scheduled at Keiser An examination In Keiser fo positions of substitute clerk in til Keiser postoffice Is scheduled fo February 4, it was disclosed toda by Postmaster Delia Kay Ha-ri.- Tile examination will be conduct cd by the U.S. Civil Service Com mission to create an eligible Us 'from which vacancies can he lillcc Application forms may be obtainc from the postmaster al Keiser. Ar. plicants must reside in the Keiso area and he between the ages of and 50. r rialt of Civil Coses •tart in Circuit Court Testimony wis completed in circuit Court this morning in a civil suit In which De« Bunch and others are seeking judgment for damages to a jeep in an accident, near the viaduct on State Highway 61 several months' ago. The Jeep and a truck owned by the D. Canale Company figured in an accident. Only damages to the vehicles are Involved In the case. Judge Zal B. Harrison convened court for the Chlckasawna District yesterday and civil cases have been scheduled for trial during the next wo weeks. A default judgment' was entered yesterday for $1.000 In favor of C. W. Parkison and others in a suit against Roy Silencer. The suit Involved an automobile accident. WINNIE IS UNDISTURBED^Announcement in London that a general election that Conservatives hope will make Winston Churchill prime minister again would be held February 23 failed to disrupt the vacation of the doughty opposition leader. The Labor government's No. 1 foe and Mrs. Churchill are vacationing in Madeira, where Churchill is seen engaged in his favorite diversion, painting a scene in the village of* Camara de Lobbs, near Funchal. Carrying a Joke Just A Little Bit Too Far WASHINGTON, Jan. n. _ CUne H. Knowles, 61-year-old foreman of a government metal shop always started the working day with joke. This niorning, he stopped as usual at a government supply yard. Grin- ilng workmen gathered around to hear what gag he'd pull today. Knowles borrowed a watch from one of the workmen and offered to bet $1 that there was no numeral 'on the watch face. The workman had had the watch a long time. He was sure Knowles was wrong and took the bet. But Knowles was right, there waa no "6." The crowd began laughing. Knowles joined In. Then suddenly he slumped over. dead. Apparently a heart attack. Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, 1)1., Jan. 17. (fl 1 )— tUSDA}— Hogs 16,500; harrov.'S and gilts 50 to 75, mostly 50 lower lhaii average Monday; sows 25 to 50 lower; good and choice 180 240 Ibs 15.75-16.50; top 16.50 for moderate number; mostly 210 Ibs down; later sales mostly 16,25 down; 250-300 Ibs 14,25-15.50; most 140-170 Ibs 14.50-16.00; few 16,25; 100-130 Ib pigs 12.50-14.25; good and choice sows 400 Ibs down 12,15-13.25; very few choice 13.50; heavier sows 11.0012.25; st a g5 8.50-10.50. Cattle 5,000; calves 1,400; Iiigl good steers to 27.75; other medium The National Geographic Society says Christmas island fs the largest atoll hi the Pacific Ocean. and good steers 24.50-26.00; medium and good heifers and mixed yearlings 21.00-26.00; choice mixed yearlings 30.00; common and medium i7,00-20.00; cows strong; common and medium cows 15.00-17.00; few good 17.50; canners and cutters 12.50-15.00; bulls weak to 50 lower; medium and good 18.50-20.00; cutter > and common 15.50-17.50; vcalers steady to 1.00 higher; good and choice vealers 27.00-37.00; common and medium 18.00-26.00. Doctor is Accused JONESBORO, Jan. 17. iff>>— Dr. J. B. Me Anally, Jone.sboro masseur, was in Crnighcncl county jail today charged with abortion. The arrest today was the outgrowth ol nn .investigation following the finding of a prematurely born baby's body south of here December 21. Chief Deputy Sheriff G. E. Fryer said nn 18-yetir-old girl wlio.se name was withheld temporarily signed a written confession accusing the doctor of using instruments and medicine to cause the abortion. Battleship Missouri Grounded Near Norfolk NORFOLK, Va.. Jan. 17. (ff>>—The Battleship Missouri ran aground in Chqb'upeake Bay l-l|2 miles oust northeast of old Point Comfort today. Naval spokesmen had no explanation for the accident. The 45,000- ton Missouri grounded on the edge of the channel near Thimble Shoal light. She was outbound for Quanta n a mo,' 1 Cuba, for routine operations. The Missouri, on whose deck.the formal Japanese surrender took place, is the only United Stales battleship in active service. A dozen tugs were dispatched to her assistance immediately altei she went aground. Buy the Bonnie, Bonnie Banks, etc.; They Did EDINBURGH, Scotland, Jan. 17. (AP)—Buy the bonnie, bomiie banks of Loch Lomond. You can do if it you've got the cash and the right credentials. 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