The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 5, 1950 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, October 5, 1950
Page 5
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1950 BLTTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS 40 Persons Hurt In Train Crash .ERIE, pa., Oct. s. «0—A Newi York Central Railroad Flyer clipping along at tetter than a mile a minute smashed Into a derailed freight oil lank car today; setting °ff an explosion which rocked mld- lowi Erie. I!raculoiisly, no one was killed, etween 40 and 50 were Injured >t none was burned although flames from the burning tanker leaped high Into the air and lapped at some of the cars on the palatial westbound New England States Express. The engineer of the Boston to Chicago express had no chance to keep his train from hitting the tank car. It was hurled Into the express 1 path froiii a freight train traveling eastbound on a parallel track. Only one of the 14 cars on the streamliner caught fire. It was the dormitory car for during room em- ployes. More than ten occupants scrambled to safety through a lone «xlt which remained open., p , Nearly 50 firemen, aided by as many police, were at the .scene— onlj' five blocks from Midtown Erie —within minutes after the 1:15 a.m. <EST) crash. They kept the fire from engulfing the train and aided In rescuing passengers. Nearly 50 passengers were trapped In the only car which overturned. Twelve of the Injured passengers were admitted to hospitals but are not Sn critical condition. •At least 10 others on the express 'nc!ndlng one' crewman, were treated and discharged. So were two of the rescuers who battered windows with their bare fists to free the Injured.. ' Upwards of 20 doctors reached Ihe scene within 30 minutes. They fceated many persons on the spot ^PT minor injures. ; Eleven cars of the train were cast about like Jackstraws. Their all-steel construction not only kept Ihem from catching fire but prevented a catastrophe, said an unidentified crew member. While helping the injured, he commented: • "If we hnd wooden cars on this train It would have been awful." BRITISH Obituaries Albert A. Carson, Of Tomato, Dies; Rites Tomorrow Services for Albert Arthur Carson, 49,".of-/Tomato, n-ho'die'd early this mbvhlng -at Blythevllle- .Hospital, will be conducted nt 2 p.m. tomorrow in Cobb Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. H. T. Kidd, pastor of j^f. Presbyterian church, officiat- TO- Burial will be In Elmwoort Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Marcus Gaines, Marvin Piirnel. Robert Lee, Jack Adams, Elsie Wheeler and Herbert Bette. Mr. Carson wns born and reared in to Tomato community and had operated a store there for the past 14 years. He had been ill only a -short time. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ruby Carson of Tomato; two brothers, J. W. and J. T., both o( Bly- thcville; and four sisters, Mrs. Effie Kitchen of Memphis. Mrs. Elza itfyrich oE Tomato, Mrs, Anne Sisk of Memphis and Mrs. Leona Isabel of Luxora. Continued from Pa»« l Many of these cases ar« chronic and do not need hospltalization, but get In to lake advantage of the jirogram because It is -fre«. Every doctor has long uniting '•of patients needing optra- tlonj. --r instance, one doctor had « schedule made out for 18 months atiead of children's tonsilectemies. another schedule for hernia operations .svas nine months ahead and another for fitting glasses was filled seven months ahead. This means that a person needing immediate attention for a n y of these ailments must take his place on one of these lists and bide his time. If the person Is prevented from working by his ailment, he ' can draw Insurance during the period he must wait for his operation. The system provides no Incentive for English doctors. Dr. Harris added.. A doctor has his day's work to do and that Is all. English economy also has suf- fere under the Labor Government's progarm, Dr. Harris volunteered. The seizure of the steel industry recently placed all British enterprises under government control. Production Shtm-s- Drop British production has dropped considerably tinder the program and since none of the large indus- j tries make enough to provide the bulk of taxes, such as those in America do. the tax' burden has fallen 071 the people. Dr. Harris mentioned that most British work clothes were tax free, but all dress clothing bore a 100 per cent tax. The government has launched a huge housing project, but red tape hi^j prevented those reallv needing homes from obtaining the'm. The baptist Hospital head told of one British war veteran who, unable to obtain a permit to obtain one of the government houses, went ahead and personally built his own. .When the government learned that he had no permit, the ex- soldier's house was torn down. Aycrage wage of English workers is about »u per week., Dr. Harris said. The food situation in trie British Isles Is deplorable, Dr. Harris, slated. Fish and chicken are fairly plentiful, but such commodities as beef and eggs are on the ration list. • ' . Four. Ounces of Betf , Each person can obtain only four ounces of'beef a week-.and must be content with only one egg for the same period of time. Persons who raise chickens and cows and produce their own milk and eggs- are allowed to use what they wish, but if any Is left over this goes to the government for distribution. Dr. Harris blames the British Labor Government for the present situation and offered the opinion that the United States is following in 'the footsteps ol Its "mother Strike Threatens U. S. Railroads WASHINGTON. Oct. 5. UP/— Exploratory talks between the railroads and firemen's and engineer's unions were looked upon today as the first ripple of a new wave .of wage demands for 1,250,000 rail fcrkcrs. •|he Brotherhood of Firemen and Engincmcn, headed by David B. Robertson, and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, led by J. B. Shields, were set to start talks with rnilroiid negotiators on their delayed demand. Firemen and enginemen want a 40 hour work week for 48 hours' pay. Engineers reportedly are seeking a 20 per cent pay boost.. BLV I HLVILLES ONLY ALL WHITE THEATPF Open Week Days 6:-15 Show Slarls 7:00 Saturdays & Sundays 1:00 Always a Double Feature Thursday & Friday PRESTON Gambles* —PLUS— Too Many Women" Also Cartoon WILLING PATlKNT-Dextor Malone, »n of Mr. .nd Mrs. L. o. Malone of Osceola. relaxes while M, 6 Inez Jones and Mrs. Prances Berry check HI., heartbeat on an electrocardic.Kaph at the Heart Clinic con' ducted today at the Health Unit. This machines transfers the impulse of the patient's heart b »t by means of eeclrical a slip of paper thown « the electrocardiograph. Doctor, can then delect any defect m he heartbeat. The electrocardiograph can be seen emerging frcm the corner „ the machine. Mrl Jon « amimted with the of .Dr. L. R. Silverblatt of Osceola and Mrs, Berry work, with Dr. Harris In Little American 'Magpie' Is Sunk By Floating Mine Near Korea WASHINGTON, Oct. 5. <AP) — The Navy announced today the mine sweeper Magpie' has been sunk by a floating mine near North Korea. Twenty one men are missing. It was the third ship to hit a mine in Korean waters. Two destroyers-Ihe Brush and the Mansfield—were damaged by earlier' collisions with mines and 11 men on the Brush were lost. Total casualties from Ihe three ships now stand at 11 killed, n Injured, and 24 missing. The Navy has said the mines are Russian-made but- presumably were sown by North Koreans. The Magpie hit a mine Sunday near the city of Chjuksan-Dong. Twelve survivors were picked up by a sister ship, the minesweeper Merganser and carried to pusan, Korea. Hit on Starboard Side The 136-font wooden hulled Mag- rile struck the mine on her starboard side and sank about two miles off shore. The commanding officer of the Magpie, LI. ,1. G. Warren • B. Person, is among the missing. Admiral >orrest P.- Sherman. Navy, chief of operations, tolrt a country." ' . ' He said the 'present propaganda being used by the advocates of such a program in the United States has the same theem as that used by British propagandists before the program was started In England. He forsees disaster for America if this country adopts the program. While In Europe Dr. Harris attended the First International Heart Congress, which was held in Paris, and also visited In Italy, and Switzerland. Congressional committee last Monday that a "great many" Russian- made floating mines have been found In Korean waters. WAR Continued from page 1 sion Inland and the third on the Sea of Japan coast. Other South Korean divisions totaling perhaps 30.000 men .'were either across the boundary or arrayed along It. There'had been speculations — official and other—as to whose orders sent -the republican forces across the boundary Sunday. But if this had been a hot potato. It evidently had cooled enough for handling by American military sources They said: "General MacArthur had as much authority over the South Korean forces as he does over an American division. * i Moving forward with Allied ground forces, seven squadrons of Jet and other fighter planes were on new bases. From these points closer to .18.- the Air' Force said, any target in North Korea Is within easy range of nirborne rockets and Jellied gasoline fire-bombs. •On the diplomatic front, the United Nations at Lake Success voted what, amounts to a positive go-ahead for MacArthur's army to erase the Parallel 38 boundary between the Soviet-sponsored north and the Republic based on Seoul. The politico-military action renf- firms the years-long U.K. majority aims for all-Korean unity on democratic principles. it's so accomodating: / ... your zip^ .-; lined coat in : ) gabardine It's Porfay'i prtde and joy ... rt»T( coal that fits so smoothly with iti >v n ter lining in or out. ll'i your double duty <oal Ihol iervet you leoiorvlo- *eo*on. Wonted ineen gabardine with ragtarvihoulderi and jaunty jplif-Collar. A top investment in pood fashion iervic«, (izes B to 18. FEIN BERG Vienna Traffic Halted by Reds VIENNA, Oct. 5. ftPi-Comin'unlsl demonstrators halted all rail traffic Into and out of Vienna for three hours kxtay. Tracks on the east- west line from the American occupation zone Into Vienna were the first, ones cleared of road blocks and traffic resumed. Moscow Silent To Stassen Bid For Peace Talk .Republican Suggests 'Public Meeting' in Effort to Avoid War WASHINGTON. Oct. 5. </!')—Republican Harold E. Stassen's blri for a sort of cltiwms 1 pence conference with communist. RiiMla's Premier Josef Slnlln today w us greeted with mlxptj reaction at home nnd silence from Moscow. Slasscn. nn unsuccessful seeker after the tfl-is OOP Presidential nomination, disclosed (he move yesterday. He made, public a letter .suggestion further correspondence or a facc-to-facc meeting—jmbllcly reported—with Stalin In an effort "to stop the rtrlrt toward war." The State Department promptly announced Unit. Suissen's proposal hint "no official Inspiration." But it said if Stalin agrees to meet with the University or Pennsylvania 1'rcsldciit, Stamen undoubtedly will set a passport to Moscow. Sfassen, questioned closely hy newsmen about the political implications of Ills action, siilrt it was "non-political," but. was "definitely a move from an iiullvldinil In the Republican party." Diplomatic experts .saw little, chance thai. Stnlin would accept. But the Stale Department reportedly welcomed the letter for Its prop- nsanda clH'ct. The "Voice of America" featured It on foreign language broadcasts. Stassrn Srfks McrtiiiK Slasson's lel-.^r did not explicitly ask for a meeting with Slalin. But the former Minnesota gover'-ar lold a news conference that was Its "primary objective." There were signs dial Stalin might be less cordial toward the Idea of talking with slasscn than when the two first met In Moscow in 1047. (Continued fiom page 1) the rebate fund. CUt Increased Costs A/k-Mc> officials salt] today, however,'that there has been no actual loss In revenue and (hat the request was caused chiefly by the Increased cost of operslioiH BJIIC* UM first of the year. Included In this increased cost, they said, was large Additional Investment, In new facilities, Including the company's new JG.000.000 Kcncrattng plant near Campbell, Mo. Ark-Mil, its officials said, "is operating on a sound financial basis even though It. hart failed, by the amount stated In the resolution, to make the fair six per cent return . allowed by the Commission. . ." The utility needs a fair return on ARK-MO RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. liiisl Times Today "Return of Jessie James" wllh John Ireland & Ann Drovnk Also News <>(: Sliorls PAGE nv» •^—^——-^—^ Its Investment In order to »Ur»ei new capital for Its $8500,000 expansion program currently under war company officials said. They said the company onl» wanted to borrow from the rebate fund to keep Its month-to-month earnings up to the allowable level. Earnings amounting to more than the allowable six per cent, will be returned to Ihe rebate fund In accordance with the original PSC order, they said. Air Conditioned By Refrigeration NEW "Your Community Cent«r* MANILA, ARK. Matinees Sal. & Sun. 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