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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, August 11, 1952
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JHSL KLYTHEVILLR (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, AUGUST 11, 1961 Incredible Heroism. Is Reported On Boxer after Tragic Blaze By JIM BI-:CKKR by the intense heat of the fire. YOKOSUKA, Japan i^V—The fire- j Slcol bulkheads wore scarred scarred U. S. Carrier Boxer j where the flames had eaten the steamed Into this Japanese ntivnl base today with a dozen fire- ruined planes nnd a deck load of heroes. Nine dead and, scores of injured hfjd already been evacuated by air. That most dreaded of all disasters at sea—fire—broke out. on the carrier Wednesday morning as the ship was preparing to launch Jet planes against Red North Korea. Steel plates of the hangar deck— where the Jet and propeller-driven planes are parked—were buckled Commodity And Stock Markets— Ntw York Cotton Open Hi^h Lriw Close Oct. . 3850 3850 3817 3821 Dec 3830 3830 3301 3r03 Mar . ... .. 3815 381(3 3790 37H1 May 3795 31£!9 3760 377G N«w Orleans Cotton Open High Lmv Clnse paint away. And 12 airplanes hmi bcpn burned to a crisp. Today, us the ship steamed into port under It.s own power, stories were told of incredible heroism, ai non u thf prfwin^n. Fnnt.i&tic Things Done No one knows ho\v tho fire star lorl. Hul when it .started, the men of the Boxer turned out and did fantastJe things in the face of rv blaze that Ignited machine jftin ntid rocket ammunition and finally set lint decks huf,'o bomb off. Lend poured between the jammed with planes but men moved into that area to try to beat down the flame-s that j threatened to destroy the ship. "If I'm in Lhe Nnvy the rest of my life I'll never see nnvthln^ like it a KM u>—the way these men responded to the danger," says Capt, Marshall H. Ourney, Portland. Me., eomincmrtr-r of the Boxer, and then It ricd to shove myself away from the ship, I knew if I didn't I would be sucked into the ship's propellers. Hut I couldn't get away. I tried twice. I fell the water rushing by when the .screws cnine by but it didn't pull us in." A tatooed young sailor, Bob A«- riow of Ulythe, Calif., called the fire area a "pressure conker." He walked Into the urea and drap«ed out six men who had hccn overcome by smoke, Above and below the fire, men wert; belniy literally cooked alive by the iromomlous heat. Dozens of volunteers moved into the narrow passageways ;nul hauled them Some were dead already. The ship's chaplain, George aagland of Ru.ssellviile, Ark., ipcnt more than im hour innnnitiK a hose as the fire-flKhlcrs fought vnUnfitly lo contain the fire. They won. An hour and n half af'.or H started the main blnz? was out nnd the ship had been saved. Menn•11 was worse than World War j while, many sailors hnd braved two," said Oiirncy. "At then lnc smoke and flames and pulled out the wounded and dead. Sixty- four men jumped ovrrboard, and all but one war, rosrvicii hy destroyers accompanying the boxer. WAi'ninj; of enemy pianos This en me without any Oct . ..... 384G Doc. 3820 Mir S8CO May 37BG 38-10 3814 3830 -37S8 3816 3787 3759 37C« 37Sfi 3775 Soybeans Sep JN'ov Jan Mar May High Low ... 31214 310 \ ... 304'1 301'4 ... 306». 301'.s ... 30T; 305'1 ... 3C6!i 3ri3^ Close Sll'.i 303 305*1 300'i 305 >fe New York Stocki . A T and T 154 3-1 Amer Tobacco sn 7-8 Anaconda Copper 47 Beth Slcel 51 1-4 Chrysler 82 1-4 Coca-Coin Ill 1-2 Gen. Electric Gl Gen. Motors Gl 1-4 Montgomery Ward 05 1-4 Is'. Y. Central 193-4 Int. Harveslcr 33 1-2 Republic Steel 41 Radio 2G Socony Vacuum 38 Stndebnker 38 1-2 Standard of N. J BO 1-4 Texas Corp 58 Sears .. 59 3.4 TJ. S. Steel •!(] 1-4 So. Pac 87 Livestock NATIONAL ETOCKYAHDS. ILL. 6PI—(USDA. — Hogs 12.500; fairly active; weights 230 Ibs down 25 to 60 lower thnn Friday: heavier weights 'and so«-s steady to 25 lower; choice 200-230 Ibs unsortcd for grade 23.25-35; top to packers 23.25; 240-270 Ibs 22.25-23.10; 270300 Ibs 21.50-22,25; around 360 Ibs 19.75; 180-190 Ibs 22.50-23.25; 150170 Ibs 20.00-21.75; 120-14 Ibs 17.751950: sows 400 Ibs down 19.00-75; heavier sows 17.00 - 18.50; stags 13.50-15.50; boars, 12.50-15.00. Cattle 6,000, calves 000: moderately active opening demand for all classes with prices generally steady; several loads and lois pood and high choice steers nnd heifers 28.50-33.25; few high choice and prime mixed yearlings 33.50; prime yearling steers 35.00; utility and commercial cows n.00-20.00; canners and cutters 12.00-1(5.50. Mnrnmjt Was Quiet It was n fjiue.t. peaceful morniiLt: aboard the Iloxor — steaming uUm^ at 30 knots, her crewmen related todny. The nif<ht raider p tnne.s had just landed from their .strikes nnil the: day striken* were about to take off. Suddenly a fire broke out in the ijas tanks of one of the planes. Some observers thought n machine «iin shell had accidentally dis- ained from the plane behind. The fire spread to other planes, Soon bullets were slashing nbrmt the deck, fired by the tremendous heat. "I saw (he gas lank go up," says Sailor Ed Ha winy of Philadelphia. who was working on the flight deck. " Flames itmt smoke began to fill the deck immediately. Right, away it .spread to other planes. All of were parked with full BEIS and nmmunHion loads, "The smoke was so thick I had to set down on my hands and knees to crawl forward. T saw n whole bum-h of bombs on the dnck. I threw them overboard. Then I came nc-ross n miui who had been overcome by .smoke. I found a life jacket for him. By that time Ihe heat was so intense and coming toward me I had to jump overboard. Fellou" Tossed Over "1 threw tills fellow over the side— it was about 30 feet to the water — ar.cJ then jumped in myself I pushed this fellow awny. he hru started to come to by that time, Nine Arkansans Die on Weekend Shoot-ing, 4 Road Mishaps Included In Violent Deaths A .shooting, two deaths from electrocution, four highway accidents and two miscellaneous mishaps claimed the lives of nine Arkansans over the weekend. The deaths Increased to 20 the slate's violent death total for the week ending Sunday midnight. A 45-year-old Dermott, Ark . Nn- Rro was shot lo death at Dermott Saturday nlRht during an Investigation of reports of a prowler In a residential district of the city City Marshall nnrl Davis said the victim was Ernest Cole, an ex-convict. Hugh King, g-year-nld son of Mr ami Mrs. Ear] King of Nashville, ELECTION CHERRY Rains Do Little To Remove Scar! Of Drought by her husband. I '' : ' 1r1k1 Callnhan. Gordon Lc e Par ham. 30-year-old Iran Senate Votes Premier 'Full Powers' TEHRAN. Iran If) — Iran's Senate in a complete about-face today voted Premier Mohammed Mns- sarieph authority to Rovern the country for the next six months as tie sees fit. The upper house Ea\'r tinal ap- ...... ,.,..,*. v ., u ...... - - -- proval to the weeping grant of (o save most of Dixie's crops. The j '"" overturned. power which on Saturday it hr,d re- | drought's monstrous cost to South- ! James R. Jackson. 44. of Lcpnnto, McM&IH HAC KFKO.M KOKKA — Cpl. Thoma.s E Westbrvik, srm nf Mr. nnd Mrs. J. L. Wostbcook, Sr., of Blytheville, v;as .scheduled to arrive fit Camp Chufff-e today following his return to (he United .Stales Saturday after 13 months of service In Korea. Cpl. brook, who has -senvd 21 months | .j.nm, In the Army, arrived in Seattle | ChnmhorIMn acting con H-turday aboard (he VSfi Maiini; j James Rai-ker .ir tn „! Ft Satur:k he was Highway 70 ,.,j,,u.. 17 miles west of Little Rock A 37-ycnr-nld wnmnn (H"d In a fall from lhc hack of a truck on FflRhway 70 three miles west of : Palestine (St. Francis County i i Mrs. Callahan of En'rlc riding in the back end of a Ark., was Injured fatally when the swing in which he was nlnvini!, , topped over and crushed him ' I !' fill! Jones, a 00-year-old farmer' living flee miles from Nashville endrrt. his own life with a pistol Saturday, according to Dr. Don w CnnmborlMn. acting coroner. | James Barker Jr 30 of Adder. His wife, the former Miss j Rcnton. was Injured' fnt'allv Eunice Smothers of Blytheville. j day night when the truck '-" lust msht for Camp Chaffee j driving overturned on him. (Continued from Page 1) Three. Court House; Township box, Legion Hut. 52 Setk Office MTTLE ROCK VP> — Three Btate-wlde contests, overshadowed by the fiery oratory of the governor's rnce. will appear on the ballot in tomorrow's Democratic run-off primary along with contests for district and county offices. A total of 52 candidates will be on the ballot for state and district offices plus nominees for county offices including state House of Representatives and sheriff In 75 counties. Clib Barton and T. J. Gentry, who survived a four-man preferential primary race for attorney general, have waged one of the most heated campaigns in the state races. Supreme Court Chief Justice Griffin Smitb faces Neil! Reed of Heber Springs in his re-election bid and Paul Chambers of Helena is pitted against Noble Gill of Blythevlllc for Democratic national comtnlt- pomnn. The Incumbent, Dr. R. B. Robins of Camden. declined to seek re-election. Four chancery judges are to be nominated in tomorrow's election, two prosecuting attorneys, one circuit juH^e and 15 state senators. Contest !n CralRliead I taupe "tile vicious rumors and lies A father-son combination will bel McMilth hns 1)cc " spreading have (Continued from Page 1) talkathon at Helena. Only four East Arkansas stations were carrying Ihe talkathon at the lime of Ihe debate. Cherry has told newsmen he would like for the rest of the state to hear It. "Open House" Planned He also will be on the air tomorrow morning, but that the broadcast Is planned as an "open house" from his home. Cherry will have two radio sessions tonight, the first from 5 to 8:30 p.m. and the second from 9 to 10 p.m. "We'll have entertainment throughout the evening." he said, "but I especially advise the people of Arkansas to be listening to the period beginning at nine." Cherry, \vho says he's "the unorthodox candidate" because lie promises no Jobs or favors — only -supporter and a member of th* AFT, committee which endorsed the governor, stepped up to th« microphone to question Cherry, The exchange soon developed Into an argument over whether th« committee was decided in advance of meeting with the two candidates that it would get behind McMath. The crowd was predominately pro-Cherry. It booed Glenn once and cheered a number of .Cherry'• answers. Cherry has saEd repeatedly that the committee of AFL leaders did not represent the feeling of rank and Tile union labor in Arkansas. Other men identifying themselves as union members had stood up an'd voiced support of Cherry before Glenn answered the judge's question if there were any McMath supporters in the crowd. Glenn, an employe of the International Paper Company, was invited to pick out questions for the Judsre to answer. It was impossible to answer nil questions on hand within the remaining radio time. After doing this, Glenn said the "honest, clean nnd decent sovern- questions hay have been incnl." predicted he would win by j "screened" before he Rol them 75,000 to 100,000 votes. One „, cherry's radio announcers Reminded Ulat McMath, too, was | (hen Invited Glenn to go to El forecasting victory, (he usually \ Dorado, receive questions on the soft-talking judge asked sharply: telephone, pick out those he wanted and hand them to the Judge. Glenn, who showed a lot of spunk In cimbbline with the guber-natlon- "He didn't want to be. did he?" Cherry Claims flams Cherry said he hnd gained strength in ihe last few days,, foc- al ratiriirlate, declined. He sairi he hnd to go Lo work. voted on in the Ninth Chancery DIMrirt and the 10th Senate District. Bob Bailey, Sr.. is seeking lost him votes." Bore tioing to todav. Cherry conducted i The U, S. flap should be raised Jonesboro late i aml If> wered by hand. It should be alka . ! displayed from sunrise to sunset. the chancellor's post »™;iinst Gcorsre thons at Camden and El Dorado. Patterson; his >-on, Elnb Jr.. faees, By tonight, Cherry will have P. P. Acrce for the senatorial nomination. Among Ihe ?tnte senatorial runoffs will be one in the 24th District (Mississippi, Craif-'head and Poin- ATLANTA l/I'j—Rains came lo the South over the week end but did little to erase the scnrs left by a searing drought on farm and pasture lands. Perry. (*rk,. man. died from" Injuries * ettr Counties). This will be between suffered when he came in contact f 13 °"S Bl " n(iln - v flntj Marvin Mclto'i. ' spent more talktithons. than 182 hours addition to stump j nn e.'eetric wire near his honie State Trooper Ed Coward fled Tilmcr Keels. 3S-year-old Lit-I Coimt ^tic Rock Negro, as the victim of a Thcir i traffic accident on Hirrhway 67 near The, showers like the heavier' '™ canltal city. Keels was kill-d rainfall of last week came too late | «'_hrn the cnr in which he was rid- specches. He estimates he has answered more- than 30.000 questions — some of them over and over again — on how he stands on just about everything untie]" the sun both of .lonrsboro. who ale run-'and has "talked with three times mn B r ° r Position No. 2 (Craighcad | as many people as MrMath." t Camrien, Wayne Glenn, who however, will not j identified himself as a McMath appear on ballots used in Mi.^is- j sippi County. This Is because of al "gentlemen's agreement." which provides that one senator shall be elect- Htscd to .study, adopt without further ern crops nnd livestock has been ; estimated at more than a hfilf- Thc Majalis dower house) already billion dollars. had approved the measure, which now is enacted into law. Tt cives the Premier the richl to govern by decree in nearly every phase of Iranian life. The Senate, after refusing the final action on Saturday, had sent Throughout the South, agriculture officials said that despite the ruins, the hay crops would died of electric shock'while! working on an automobile in his | ed from each county. B ° < • i . Giant clams can attain a length niyht Retha Imn K rnc ! of over three feet. O f Little Rock, died frrml ___________ __ easing Beers. | Jiiiunes received in an nutomoblle npcidrnt on U.S. Highway G7-70 n delegation lo the aged national- w;is still too early to say the dnochl ist leader asking for more infor- be short and the winter feed sup- ! " ear Little Rock last. Friday night ply insufficient. j Farm officials generally sal<1 it' mation about his plan.s nnd asking alpo that he modify hf.s demand for power. Mossndnph, however, refused tn scale down his request for the swpping authority, which he contended was necessary to save the near-bankrupt country from economic ruin. With the Courts Cliiinrrrr Court: E. C. Robinson Lumbnr Company Ellsha Brown nnd Ara Brown, suit on accnunf. Jordan Names New Monarch AMMAN, Jordan fff*i — Jordan's parliament decided tortnv to end The roign of ailing King Tnlal and proclaim his son Crown Prince HcssoLn ninnnrch. Both hoi!M?s of parliament convened to hear reports nhout the king's health. The government rcr- omniended thni Talal's reiE;n be ended. Talal has been reported mentally ailincr. Beirut reporte predicted the government meeting "to study the ! others — and would meet u'iih him (Continued from Page U were taken in by Fennels Cherry's talkathon, but now they've found out what it is — a device with front room questions and back room answers," He nlsn paid his compliments to the ".special interests" which he says are hacking Cherry. And he described his opponent : an "escapist" who is "alraid of personnl contact, with people" and "too frightened to meet him in open debate." After the rally, McMaUi snid nt a news conference that lie would win by 55.000 votes. KG had made the same prediction previously. iMcMatb said that on tonight's broadcast he would review accomplishments of bis four-year administration nnd describe how his program cnnlrt be speeded lo completion during the next two years. He said he would discuss n proposal — first announced at the news conference — for n Governor's Advisory Council to be set up "when I nm re-elected governor." He said" members would be select- hy various croups including aprlctiltnre. Rural Rlcclrification adminisrration, privaio power. labor, oil Industrie R. inrdi- clne. insurance, finance, education, truckers, railroads and was at an end: more drenching rains nre needed urgently by the parched soil. And no such rains were in ftpht, said the Atlanta Weather Bureau. PARLEY For /57 onn Men WASH* V G today called O-tobcr. This compares with 30.000 asked for September and would brino to B32.COO the total caljed by the Army s'nre Inductions resumed in Sept 1950. In addition, 81.420 men have been Free Book on Arthritis j And Rheumatism ! Receive* Certificate Lynn y>Y.Brown, manager of the Metropolitan: IJfe Insurance Co of- flee here, TEccived a 20-year cerllfl- l^^"'^ u cate nt a meeting of Northeast, Ar- (Continued from Page 1) complaints and demands for prisoners, then declared: "Binrc there is no v,ay in which we can chanpo our position nnd• since it cannot .bo reconciled with j your present demands, there seems ] to be not hi tig LO discuss," HOW TO AVOH> CRIPPLING DEFOKMITIES ) Al1 nmazin^ newly enlarged -\\- I n* , ~ Thp Armv ipage bonk entitled "Rheumatism", '"'"' for 47,000 draftees In | wm be sent free to anyone who j will write for it. ! It reveals why drugs and mcdi- j ciues K^ vc only temporary re Lief j and fail to remove the causes of ^ the trouble; explains a .specialized j non-surgical, non-medical treat- ! - ~ , ment which has proven successful drafted by the Marine Corps. , .,_ 'for the past 33 years. I The Armyjuud the 1.7,000increase | You incur no obligation in send- i tn the Oclo9?r call, by comparfrtm j ing fbr th'is instructive book. : It I with September, is necessary be- may >be the means of saving you 1 cause men inducted during the tat-1 years of untold misery. Write to-! tcr part of 1050 are Hearing the end I day to The Ball Clinic-, Dept. 4204, ol their draft, tours. 'Excelsior Springs, Missouri. Within The Law! Kvcry la w-a bitting citizen shudders at the [irnsiit'Lit of being arrested for speeding. Hut, you'll never he sure unless you K\"O\V you're spectto meter Is accurate. V\'e give I day service on spc-iMl- omc-lcr repair fnr all makes of r;irs and trucks. T. l.SEAY MOTOR CO. 121 E. Main lj llcnler Phonu JIM Hc Mj(] lhc | , lv m< . ctinl , s ,, n ,, 0 nri , d for S1 , gs , c5 led the A( R _ s|a( , kansns emnloye.s of the company irt- in .,._ "j" . (h _ , Joneslwro Friday niKht. Mr. Brown! TJ \f w^n>l"nc' : hns bsen with the company's ofTice 1 " ' ' ' here 12 years. i.s lieing conducted." McMalh will make more radio! Allied she tnlks tomorrow — election day. He will vote nt hts lcgj\l residence of Hot. Springs. rs meL'tiiiij later Cotnni\ini^ts said flew over the j Panmunjom ficutral 7.0ne three times on Aitg! 10. The Kcrts sai<! they were not satisfied with a U. N. cply to a Red chartie that fargmentis fell in tlie i ncutrnl 7,one Aug. 2. The U. N. had sairt tlicre was no proof the shells were fired by Allied guns. king's health 1 ' and the subsequent abdication move. once a month to discuss "the manner In which your stale's business Southeast Missouri FARMS FOR SALE 861 acres fn New Madrid County, .Missouri. <in ctmcrrlo highway, with one 5 room modern roiirrcte block resldrnre ami sK tenant houses. Tins is Cypress sandy lonni Lllllc niver land and Is one of the most fertile [arms In Missouri and Is well drained. 300 arrcs of collon wilt make 150 bales thlj year, balance In bc.ins will make 30 to 40 nuslids p fr arre . This will make a wonderful farm for a lartr farmer or »n excerlionally (food buy for an Investment. You nil! have lo scf this farm to appreciate II. We have other sood farms listed for sale, for further information see A. T. EARLS REAL ESTATE & LOAN CO. Hayti, Mo. Phone 555 Never A Dull Moment! DANCING NIGHTLY! 24 HOUR SERVICE! FOR RESERVATIONS PHONE HOLLAND 3241 or 9411 COMPLETELY AIR CONDITIONED All Popular Brands of Cigarets, per carton 1 60 HUBERT'SCLUB Hubert Utley and Werf Akins HIGHWAY 61 HOLLAND, MO. it took a let of money Your water system serves you hy securing water, hy storing waler, hy testing am] purifying walcr to make it safe for use and by delivering' water into your home or place of business. These things il is able lo do because substantial sums of money have been expended on cquipiuenl and installations which perform these functions. Fortunately, must of us benefit by expenditures made over a period of years, including periods when prices were much lower than Ihey are now. Yet in terms of 1010 prices, when most commodities cosi about half what Ihey do now, water works facilities cost real money. A lwo-hil!ion gallon reservoir, big enough to provide a 200- day supply for a dly of 11)0.000, cost 52,500,000 ten years ago. The pumping station required to move this waler through the cily's mains cost 5100,000 lo build and equip. An elevated storage tank of 12.1,000-galInn capacity, of Ihe type you'll sec serving small towns and villages, cost 518,000. A nitration plant for a city the size of Louisville, Kcnlui-ky, cosi Sl,Sr>0,000. Whether financed by private capital or a municipal authority, a waler works has always represented a major investment, ranging from $50 to SI DO per person served. Ifegardlcs.s of prevailing prices, it has always taken n lot of money lo bring you safe, usable waler. Blytheville Water Co. "Water Is Your Cheapest Commodity" by Felix Carney Religion is finding an important asset in television. We don't know exactly how many religious programs are on the air in the country, but the National Council of Churches of Christ and Protestant Broadcasting and Film Commission is responsible alone i'-o r more than 1,000 programs a year. Dv. Ronald Bridges, executive director of the Commission, not only supervises filmed religious programs for individual stations throughout the country but also.over- seas TV workshops .for ministers in which clergymen are trained in the techfjitjua^. ; of putting on interestip'gVsirid. informative programs/'.' i"'TV receivers nre some- I times put to peculiar uses but I one of the oddest is atlvib- ! uted to Jimmy Dykes, vota- | tile manager of the Philadelphia Athletics who gets kicked out of more baseball j games than any other mana- j ger. When Dykes gets chased i out by the umpires, he heads ! for a TV set in his office un- i der the Shihc Park stands so he can see what's going on up on the field! . . . TV names in the news: Whenever Kate Smith makes a personal appearance tour she always starts out in Washington, D.C. She considers it her good luck town he- cause she made her first personal appearance there . . . .singing in a church choir at the age of four. For fine screen, high fidelity ro,ccp1ion ... see the new large-screen O.K. . . . It'll he voiir choice too. We have a wide selection . . . and friendly, cooperative help. Our ex- .pert technicians know just how to find the peak of performance at BLYTHKVII.I.R PAI.F.S CO. 10!) E. Main St. Phone: 331G EASIEST BIN OF ALL TO ERECT! •Stop in soon, while we still have famous -SIOUX- Steel grain bins! DKS'llMIiUTOH Blythcvilic Soybean Corp. 1SOO West Main—Hlythevill* I'linnes fiSaS & GS57

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