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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER : i 'THE DOMINANT NEWBPAPB Or MOBl-nlef .„_.„_.. . « . VOL. XLVI— NO. 182 Blythevllle D«tly New* Blytheville Courier Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald THE_POM1NANT NEWBPAPgt Of HOKTHKA8T ARKAIHA* A*D •OlmcKjf.T MIMOUM JUA'THEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1950 SINGLE COPIES riVK OBMTg j nt ilito <he n ™ ° l -''-Edwin Vennard to' Be Speaker At Dedication of Jim Hill Plant Edwin V. Vennard. vice president of Middle West Service Company of Chicago.. 111., will be principal speaker at the dedication Saturday afternoon of Arkansas-Missouri Power Company's new ,6,000000 Jim Hill Power Plant near Campbell, Mo. ' | The ceremonies will- begin at 3 P.m. Saturday at the plant site two and one-half miles southwest of Campbell. Dedication of the 30.000- kilowall electric generating plant will be open to the public. The plnnt was named in honor 'Of James Hill. Jr., president of Ark- -au.sas-Missourj Power Co. Mr. Vennard's address will be on "Jim Hill, The Man—Jim Hill The Plant." Dedication of the plant and un. veiling of a plaque will follow a r talk by Mr. Hill on "Our Faith in the Future." Mrs. Hill will unveil (he plaque. Hill to Inaugural* Service Following the unveiling, Mr. Hill will officially "put the plant on the me" and inaugurate service from Preceding Mr. Vennard's talk, guests at the ceremonies will be introduced by George D. Pollock, chief engineer for Ark-Mo, who will preside at the dedication program. Among the guests scheduled to attend are U.S. Rep. Paul Jones of Kennett, Mo.. Rep. A.S.J. Carnahan of Elsinore. Mo.. Rep. E. C. (Took) S« ARK-MO on Paje s Edwin Vennarri Formosa Issue Still in Doubt 'Woke' Retforte ^ • Aints Stiff ( B.T .TOHX M WASHINGTON Oct 19 _ .The reiwrt that President lYiimal) and Gen. Douglas MacArthur have reached agreement on the Formosa issue opened anev today the que!> : Uon of what exactlj are American alms lor the future of that strategic island. . The heart or the question is: to what extent will .the United States try to keep Formosa, now held by the Chinese Nationalists, from falling into the hands of the Chinese Communists? Up to the time of the Truman•MacArthur conference on Wake Island last Sunday, (here WHS considerable evidence that the two ; men did not see eye to eye. MacArthur clearly favored a determined policy to keep Formosa permanently out of Communist control. Mr. Truman •favored neutralizing the Island dur- .Ing the Korean War and thereafter .fettling its status peacefully through the United Nations. Peaceful Solution The key to the reported agreement may be this: although he seeks a peaceful solution in accord ^witri other friendly nations, the I" President may have no intention of getting lhat solution take the form of handing Formosa over to the Chinese Reds. That is. the reported agreement 'may have taken the form of an assurance by Mr. Truman to MacArthur Hint his policies, developing b wilhin the U.K., are aimed at permanently neutralizing the bland. RedChinaGotUS.OiL AfterWar&tficialSays Weather Arkansas forccasl: Cloudy, occasional rain u\ southwest portion this afternoon and tonight. Friday partly cloudy, occasional rain in cx- High Pentagon official* »ho rt yesterday that i say hot, or in i»t defect tHe *tlerences as Ihey formerly appe»red on the record had been resolved. SUvwn .lump* Trunu'n -^ PHILADELPHIA Oct 15 (ipj— President Truman s silence on Communist China and Ihe Red trueat t« Indochina in his San FrancL«co speech "appears to indicate" h« did not ask Gen. Douglas MacArthui-'s advice on these issues. says Harold E. Stassen. 'The handling of these problems v.,11 determine in the final analysis whether or not,'the courageous "Ztiting and great sacrifice in Kama haie been in-large part in vnin," the Unneisity of Pennsylyaiiia pre-sidcnt said in a prepared statement yesterday. : 'The President's silence at San Frincitto on thc.se subjects appears to indicate that he did not nsk General MacArthur's advice on them. This is disappointing to the American people. General MncArthur's' advice on the.se questions is desperately nedcd now before further bloodshed, rather than after the damage is done by new errors in diplomacy." l»r«on» of a '24,000-dnim oil sh,p- The testimony camr from Edward Oulnane, assistant chief of the investigation staff of the department's Office of International Trade, He appeared before a Senate subcommittee which Is Investigating reports lhat some American ships have been hauling strategic materials to Red China. The subcommittee is particularly interested in learning how tightly u. S. export regulations have been enforced since Ihe Communist invasion of South Korea last Jim-. Chairman O'Connor (D-Md> of the -subcommittee commented during Ihe hearing that "our information « thai about 13,000 drums actually went to Communist China as late as August of Ihls year." The Commerce Department is asing an investigation of its own Into ilie shipment of the lubricating oil, which arrived in occupied Japan between last March 13 and April 26. Guinane testifiecrthat six or seven ships transported the oil from Japan to Chines Communist ports. More Freedom Scrolls Turned In Eight more Irccdom scrolls containing 251 signatures were turned 'n to Judge Roland Green. Mississippi County chairman for the Crusade lor Freedom drive. This ups the total signatures for the county to l.?,28, still far short of the goal of 5,000 which had been set. Accompanying the scrolls was S3 to be added to a fund of £6080 which was collected during the drive. Judge Green said it was quite possible that other scrolls would be turned in within the next few days. ALLIES OCCUPY PYONGYANG Ticklish Cotton Market Keeps . -~..„..*,... -^ vi.i.vsf L i j n^ti ixc. i. ivtcijo \Ji .*j. • ^^**«* fc^^a MI «ji ai lv« Officials Quiet on Export Problem Fizzles as Troops •™' Surrender in City OVID A. MARTIN ' This situation has developed because the 3950 crop fell far short of needs and the Agriculture Department's production goal, und be- i-uise the ticklish International situation has caused » boom In demand for the fiber. Acting to conserve supplies for this country and to stabilise sharply advancing prices, Secretary Brannan last week Issued an order limiting exports for the eight- month period ending March 31. This action was followed by t break in prices and sharp protests from cotton growers and Southern lawmakers. The latter contend that Brannan was treating growers unfairly by causing prices to »o down «t harvest time. In recent days, the department has received an abnormal number or telephone calls pleading and insisting that It either lift the export restriction or modify It to increase export allowances. T«ier-Totier Markrt Meanwhile, the cotton market has been putting on a teeter-totter »ct. Reports and rumors circulated that Brannan was preparing to amend his order right away to permit larger exports. Prices shot up on the theory thai the action would provide a bigger market with a resulting further shrinkage In the nation's tight supplies. When the amendment failed to materialize, prices tumbled again. They bounced up again on reports that Brannan had promised a congressman that he would boost the export quota. Official* Art Time Asked for comment on reports that, a revision of the quota was imminent, officials pleaded that they not be pressed for an answer They explained that if they indicated that some type of action was in the works. It would be interpreted -by^cotlori traders .arid speculators Ural the qiioV was to' be boosted,' arid a tip uvbuy'in-ex-' pcctation of higher prices Or. officials added, if* they said no action was imminent, prices might plunge downward again.' — Ihis time on the theory that the government intended to stand pat. for the time being at least, on Its export allotment. Quota Increase Mk.Iy The chances appear favorable for n increase in export quotas. Officials would like lo wait longer however, before making a decision! But waiting could put them in an unpopular position with growers 1 and Southern lawmakers. If they, boost the export quota alter farmers have sold most of this year's crop, prices might go up but cotton merchants and traders rather than farmers would reap the bene- On the other hand, if they should boost quotas now to give 'farmers the benefit of a further price increase, they run the risk of allowing this country's supplies to be cut too low in internationa critical relations. period" of THREATENING trcme cast portion. Not much change in temperature. Missouri forecast; P . iir nor[n ""!, L'if dy sculh "° rt - ion tonl s h ' and Friday, cooler; low tonight « north to 50 south ; high Friday 70- lo north to near 75 south Minimum this mornlngl-av Maximum ycsterday-M. ' . Sunset today—5:51, ff Sunrise tomorrow—6:10 Precipitation 21 hours to 7 a m today—none. Total since Jan. 1—53.46. ; Mean temperature (midway between high and low)—«7.s. Normal mean temperature for October—63 •». Thfc.Dale U>t rear | Minimum this morning—S3. , • •j Maxi-num vexiercfey—W * " i rt -pitatlon Jan.'l to'this date —4G.C6, PTA Members and School Patrons Invited to District Teachers Meet Members of the Parent-Teachers Association and other interested persons have been Invited to meet with school teachers of District 17 ot the Arkansas Education Association when the group meets next Wednesday and Thursday In Osce- ota, A. E. Caldwell, president of the Mississippi County Education Association, announced this morning r^egrocswlll meet at Rosenwald School for an all-day session on Wednesday, and while teachers and others will meet In Osceola High School Thursday. Counties Included in District 17 are Crlllenden and Mississippi. .As president of the host group Mr. caldMll h«s charge of arrangement* and win open the general session. Special speakers scheduled to sl- '« Ihe event. |.. ? i-.^ M [.« Oc | e Bivins, preaW«nt of the Arkuuu Education Association and Forrest Rozzell. dircclor of Held service for Ihe Association. Miss Bivins will give a welcome address at the morning session, and Mr. Rossell will give an explanation of Amendment 41 at the closing session. About 23 Mississippi County teachers will serve as discussion leaders, recorders and reporters of Ihe group meetings which will follow Ihe opening address. i-.TJ 15 mpeti »K in Osceola is the 17th ot a series of 18. Already similar conferences have been held at Monllcello, El Dorado, Magnolia, DeQuccn. Port Smith. Arkadclptila Hot Springs, Pine Bluff, Russell, vi e, North Little Rock. Fayctte- vine, Harrison, Batcsvllle. Ecarcy, Corning and Joncshoro. The rcm-l-'ne cniu-rir-ce <u!l be conducted In Forrest Cily. Six Missco Reservists Get Orders Six Mississippi County Army reservists have ben ordered to report to active duty and one other has been ordered to Hot Springs for a physical examination. The six men who are lo return to active military duty are lo report to Army Installations in Arkansas. Texas and Oklahoma next month. They include; Sgt. William Gee. Blytheville; Pic. Oran j. Underwood. Manila- and Cpl. islah Brown, Osceola to report to Ft. ilood, Tex., on Nov 5; Ret. Aubrey E. French. Blytheville lo report to camp Chaffee, Ark., on Nov. 6; Sgt. dell Castleman. Manila, to report to Ft. Hood on Nov 6; and Pfc. Walter Male. Blylhe- ville, to report to Pi. Sill, okla. on Nov. 5, Cpl. James A. Craithers of Blytheville was ordered to report lo Ihe Army-Navy Hospital in Hot Springs .today for a pre-lnduction physical examination. Soybeans High N °* 3« J »n 217 , Mar 249 M «y 249T, Low 23714 241« 243'i 245'.i 1:30 239 243'', 245'.i 246'i New York Cotton Growers Protest Order WASHINGTON. Oct. 19. (API-Southern cotton growers carried to government officials todaythelr protests against a recent order limiting cotton exports. They contend the order, coming In the midrt of the IBM harvest dropped domestic cotton prices and in effect imposes price control on this one commodity. The controversial order, Issued l»st week by Secretary of Agriculture Bran,,,,,, limn, cotlon exports lo 2,000.000 bales for Ihe period ending next March 31. In hastily summoned meetings at Memphis and H Paso, cotton irowerv selected representatives lo come to Washington to *~ what could be done. The Memphis „„„„, ™ BgC stcd stockpiling of cotlon U> meet defense needs as an alternative to the export curb The growers scheduled meetings today w | th R.ilph s. Ti-lgg head of tee Production and Marketing AdmhUslration and'Dlrecto, Sym Inglon of the National Security Resources Board, v 2 Killed/1 5 Injured In Crash of Train her, early today st „ cost of two lives and ,5 Injured. Dec. Mar. May •'uly Oct. Open High Low . 36M 3934 MBO . 3900 39M 3SM 3S83 J9JO 3817 . 38! 5 W7S 3S37 The fleet passenger train, roaring through this central New York flalland »t l 75-rilile-an-hour clip Christmas Seal Chairmen Named Chester Danehower : .To Head County • Driv« for 3rd Year Community chairmen for the 1950 Christmas Seal drive were announced this morning by Hays Sullivan, president of the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association: Chester Danehower or Osceola was appointed to serve as the overall counly chairman for the drive This will be the third consecutive year he has served In this 1 cnpaclly. A goal of »15.000 has been .set by the executive committee of the Mississippi County Association. Based on last year's expenditures this amount will be necessary to carry out all the BctivIUes which the association has scheduled for the coming year, oftlc'lals said. Meetings of local chairmen will be held In both Blytheville and Osceola in the near future to acqunlnt workers with phases of the coming drive. North Miwto Chairmen Chairmen selected lo work in the north part of the county include Mrs. J. C. Droke. BlytheviHe; Rebecca Williams. Blytheville Negro- Mrs. Herbert Mulling. Yarbro Mrs W. R. Brown. Manila; Mrs. David Smith, Brown: R. D. Irby, Blackwater: Jack Burgctt. Shnd'y Grove; Farrell Harris, Lost Cane- Mr* Mavis setllemlre. Whistlcville. Mrs J. C. Ellis. Sr., Barfield. Jennings Harris. Redman School Community; Mrs. T. N. Rodman Leachvllle. Roy Roddy, Rocky; Mrs. J. E. Griffin, Boynton; Mtss Izora Davis. Box Elder; J. B. Brown. Pawheen; Mrs. H. L. Halsell. Promised Land: Mrs. R. B. Crawford. Dell: Fred Davis, Rosclnnd; Mrs. William Wyatt. Number Nine. Mrs. Albert Burk.i. Clear Lake- Chesler Caldwell, New Liberty; Mrs. James MIddleton. Lute's Corner; Mrs. Rial Bates, Gosnell-Calumel; Mrs. E. L. Kale, Armorel Mrs B F. Gay, Half Moon; Mrs. Essie Davis. Flat Lake: Mrs. Milton Dallas Huffman: Mrs. E. E. Elam. Tomato, and Mrs. Dale Horn, Blytheville >ir base. South Missco Chairmen Those selected from South Mississippi County were Miss Mar- Jorle Doyle. Osceola; Mrs. William Johnson. Luxora-Double Bridges- Zeke Pollard. Victoria; Mrs. W. B, Burkell. Bassclt; Mrs. Minor Taylor. Reiser; Mrs. Jim Tompkfns. Burdctte: Mrs. Dick Cromer. Car- son-Grlder-Drlver; Mrs. J. K Neely, Wilson. Ms. L. W. Miller. Jdincr; R. C. Branch. Jr.. Pecan Poinl: Mrs. Leslie Speck. Frenchman's Bayou; Mrs. T. E. Tetlkton. West Rldge-Rtn- wah-Halcher; Ray Johnston. Dyess; Miss Marie Wright, WhlUon- Chelford-Dcnwood; Mrs. Blanche G. Holmes. Stlllman and Helen Faulkner. Milllgan Rldje. N. 0. Cotton 1:30 390* I Dec. 3»W Mar. Open High Low . 3882 3M5 3*75 . S890 3922 3878 . .'ffiTll 3910 38S7 . .W> 3EM M5f) , UK MM MM 1:30 3697 3900 3M7 3344 Mtt liurtlod the r ,,i L , ,„ tne henrt o , Oneida. A steel freight-cur door lhat nd fallen In ll, e palh of the limit- pa o e li ed was blamed lor the wreck e ' >Kl " eer *'" 1 - ' lr "h«n were The killed. None of Ihe Injured was reported In serious condition. i~Mru Cars Jump Track • The steam locomotive and all 11 cars of Ihe flyer plimged otf the Macks and lore up 500 yards ot . „.. -_ r _ ..».»,, umifc. ' ui II1C *>eie „•» ' York SUtc finrgc Canal. Tra/- home?' ana. Traffic was re-routed over the Central's parallel west shore railroad on u,c other side of the cnrml. 2»fl Aboard Train ' •• Albany, said aboul 200 '• S<*aefer wove ,,.„,.„ L --"•"""• ^w 1'K.iAen- > in " Mi<:ir uriucis teci ben H b a,rn fn r^.. m "'-. U V" ««"" *.ck..w.r. here to sec Ihls , m becau.se of fog-bmmd air transpor tation in New York City. All the Injured 'were In the second conch, the third car behind the locomotive. Abend of it was another The rest club car ami a naggaye cnr. 01 the train comprised a and .sleepers. '£ ^&" R "' e ' *»""*** stretchers. 'Death Stand' -. "• • 41U-JIIU I11IV1I ."1,11(1, I through windows on (vision wants to congratulate you "on SM WAR on Fain fi 27 More Leave to Take Draft Exams; 12 Men Fail to Report cial bus this examinations. that 'y's call was for 40 men _, _, ,.,., nn;t i,,| ^y niCIl but that 12 foiled to report, three were transferred to other local boards and one wns sent to a local medical adviser. Three men transferred to Ihe Mississippi county Board from oilier boards left wilh this morning's group. The 12 failing lo report today's call were Jose A. Gusman. Manila: Richard C. Crews and Thomas A Azbcll. Blytheville; Chester .IOIIM Gideon. Mo.; Phillip.? M. Gam Ashoston. Tex.; Francis W. Reeves, "-glis. Mo.; Earl C. Crowe Jr., >. Negroes railing to report uere Joseph Crawford, Blylhevillc' Frank Junior Smith. Osccola- Charley Martin, Milwaukee, Wls • and Joe w. Payne, Peorla. 111. Included In Ihe group lhat left this morning were: William H Salge, Kclser; Robert D. Parks Johnny M. Kirk and Cecil Parker, Manila; Louis L. Moore. Waylen H Bowers. Binnle P. Flecman. and Lc- roy M. Beard, Blylhevillc; Odti . -,--. WH1TKHEAD PYONGYANG, Korea, Oct. 19. (AP)— Th« , of lliis Bed cnpiUI of North Korea belonged to Nations troops today. • Only a few snipers mid diehard Communists were contesting t!,c swift advance of the U. S. First Cavalry Division and the South Korean First Infantry Division through the spi nwjjhg city. H, .'' n C J? C(I ?, C0ll! <l not even muster a stand or fight to the death for their own capital. They were surrendering by lhe< Oct. 1 Ginnings Lag Far Behind Figures lor'49 12,254 Bales in Missco Lest than Fifth of Total for Last Year Bnlc.s Binned from the 1950 colton crop as of Del. 1 were less lhan oiie-jilxlti at the total ginned as of lhat dale Inst year, according lo figures released lodtiy by Taylor W. Golden, cotton supervisor of.ths District Census Bureau In Jonesboro. v . As of the first of this month Mr Tnylor said, a total of 12,254 bales were xlnneri In Mississippi Counly us compared to 83.600 ns of the sam« dntc from last year's record crop In H.ol Ihe IT counties covered by Ihe .lonesboro office of the Bu- .reau of Census, the glnnfngs (o Oct. this ye,ir totaled 12,7.13 bales, less than EI .fifth of the 395,296 bales Binned by the same date last year. Three of the counties have not yet reported any ginning figures, Mr Golden snld. .The rtrnsllc . differences fn^ .the figures for these two "years is ' attributed to the fact ;tUt-aboul all [he Rood harvest .weather, so fnr this fall came after Oct. 1, Th« next report, which will include ain- nlngs ns o/ Nov. 1. Is expected lo show less of a Jag behind last year's , SinnliiBs, Mr.' Golden said Comparative tifrurcs for the othe 13 counties reporting ginnlngs Oct, I tollow: County Clay ., ... Craljjhcad Crillenden Cross . ,. Greene . Jackson . Lawrence . Lee Monroe . Phillips f'olosetl St, Francis Woodruff , Cr/ppj Resigns Post LONDON. Oct. 10. (AP)-Brltain's economic czar, Sir Stafford Crlpps, quit his senior cabinet post tdoay. Crlpps. 61, long known n.s "Mr Austerity" to millions of Britons, resigned from the chancellorship ot the exchequer he took over In November, 1047. thousands — running jrom houses and fields with their hands above their heads. Somewhere In the ballcred city were hidden hundreds of thousands of civilians. They seemed to be waiting for (he wnr lo pass by them before coming out of their holes. After Die Americans adduced, the civilians began appearing. This was an easy coiiqucsl—no- thing like Ihe biller battle for Seoul waged by the Reds. • Either Ihe Reds had lost their will to fight — or the .Americans moved so fnst they had no chance to group the defense force. KasUrn Half Held The cnjlre eastern hnlr of the city U held by Americans nnd South Koreans, united Nnlions troops are pouring .across Hie Tne- doiin River which splits the city Inlo the western section. They are meeling Illlle opposition. The Reds had slning banners across Ihe streets, demanding of the people: "Defend This City to the Last." But there was no real defense of E'yongyang. Once the crust of resistance was broken at Hukkyo, 13 miles south of Pyongyang, the rest was • breeze for the smiling American troops. They were cheerful even though they had been driving hard for 30 days. • >' "When Do We c,o Homel".' Feeling ran high that the capture of Pyongyang would presage hp rvniiii' » i \T *"™ 5 "I "i t-yongyang w o u 1 d presage a Vich « M " Vl n" ct - malil -»ne. lulck end;-to, the, war. Men already .nicli hugs the north bank of Ih. were ^hmitlno- -ui ^.. _.. y . . were .shouting: "When do we no " Brig. Gen. Frank A. Allen, Jr Cleveland, o., watched the procession through the streets of Pyongyang and said: 1 just wish that those lads, who ' their was a reference lo soldiers who were bound and killed by Red Koreans In the south. And in the rubbled street, General Allen met Gen. 1'alk Sim Yup Ihe roundfaced little Korean who commands the ROK first Division r^hey threw their arms around each Allen said. "Ihe First Cavalry R|. •l»g /or Little fiock to take pre-scrvice ft by spc- Induction Brim, Osceola; Lee E. Rapcr Luxora; Sam R. Scrogglns. Wilson- .askel C. Blankciwhip. Charleston Mo.: J. R. dwell, Bassclt; and Boyd E. Reeves. Leachvllle. Negroes in the group included: Robert L. Ross and Matt Junior Lcwl.1. Tyroiun; Lewis C. Long Joiner; Roosevelt dishy. Levy Junior Bryant, Roosevelt Licy, Dlythc- vlHe; and John L. Thomas. Osceola. Transferees irom olhcr boards leaving wilh todays' group were Lo?an j. Rigf-.,. BlythcvlIIc; ,J C Thomas. Negro, and A. C. Child Lemon Cooper, Wilson Negro also was transferred to the Mississippi Counly Board but (ailed to report this morning. S. T. Hughes. Negro, of Luxora was sent by Ihe bonrd to a local medical adviser for medical attention. The county's nexl call will be Oct. 26 when 22 men who have p,i«ed their physical* will be called for Induction. Australia Outlaws Reds CANBERRA. Australia. Oct. 19.— '/Pi—Australia today became the 21th nation to outlaw the Communist Parly. New York Stocks 1 :JO p.m. quotations; A T ,t T Amcr Tob.icco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel , . Chrysler '.',"_ Coca Cola '. Gen Electric Gen Motors '.". Int Harvester ,,'.'.'. Montgomery Ward . N Y Central ', J C Penney Scars Rsdlo ' Republic Steel ....... Socony Vacuum ... Search Resumes for 'Mystery-Crash' Jets 1S1 5-3 68 1-2 3S 7-8 46 70 5-8 123 3-4 49 51 3-4 32 1-8 65 3-4 18 6i 3-4 53 3-4 13 43 5-8 24 3-4 WASHINGTON', Ocl. 19. ,„-,The Air Force torf a) . quoted 2nd M. l.ulJier c. rurc;u. pilot w ho ?, Ur i. V . * ""'? °* lhr « F '»6 ffuhters, ,< Mylnjr the pllol, m |,. Judged altitude | n * h»*e and flew Inlo i hodr of waler In Utlil formation. WASHINGTON, Oct. 19. (,!>,The search resumed today for two of Ihree Air Fore* F-8« 1st fighter planes w hlch crashed minutes apart yesterday In wooded country 35 mile, northwest of here. Cause of the triple cr«h remained » mystery. Wrcck.-.ge.of the third cr»n MS fon:'rl iiiwr Nckesvllle, Va. l^ pi tot, UUhw O, ' Spring Lake N. J,. suffered a broken leg and lacerations. He told of seeing the other two planes spinning toward the earth Just before his own machine went Into a mystifying spin. It skidded « mile afler reachlm? earth. Air Force officials were unable Immediately to account for the freak Irlple crash. I.t. Joseph Kent public relatloas officer at nearby Andrews Field, Md., said there was no collision and Ihe planes had not been »lolt long enough to run out of fuel. "Whatever It was," ht said, "Ihe »»me thing must have happened to nil three." Kent declined to speculate on UK pOMiWit, ot »bou««, How- ever, he said, an official investigation could be expected lo consider all possibilities. The three planes look off from Andrews Field at u a.m. EST. The weather bureau reported » 500-foot celling and forward visibility of two and one-quarter miles with fog and smoke. Barcus radioed bc-fore his plane went out of control that the other machines apparently plunged into the Potomac River or one of Its tributaries. • : Search planes, a helicopter anrl ground parties combed the wooded hills between here nnd the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia until dark lost night. Thtijyne hunt ins tailed off. tm

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