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May 14, 1954

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

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FRIDAY, MAY 14, 1934 BLYTHEVUXB (ARK.) COUKIER NEW2 PAGE THRU Gar Wood's 'Unsinkable' Twin-Hull MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — The "unsinkable" twin-hulled yatch Venturi lay in her watery grave off Great Isaac Light in the Bahahmas today but Gar Wood, 73-year-old speedboat racer and builder, and eight others were safe. The 188-foot Venturi broke up in heavy seas while returning to Miami from a round trip to Nassau yesterday. Wood, his secretary, his Negro housekeeper and six crew members were rescued. Wood, who designed the 120-ton 4 craft for use by the Army Air Force in 1944 and reacquired it from the government five years later; his secretary Jean Berry, 24; and the housekeeper, Jodie Rodriguez, were brought to Miami last night. A Coast Guard helicopter snatched them from a lifeboat wallowing in heavy seas about 65 miles east of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Bad Storm The others — Capt. C. A. MacCallum, R. B. Staysa, C. J. Berger, J. S. Meister, Harry Folsom and M. Vandenberg, all of Miami — were picked up from small boats by the fishing craft, Jerry Mar, and taken to Great Isaac Light, near the scene of the accident. Plans were to bring them to Miami today by a Coast Guard patrol boat. "The Venturi was going 22 to 23 knots in deep water when we ran into a bad storm," Wood said. ''The waves were high, 10 feet or more, and we came into it so suddenly we didn't have time to slow down. "A valve opened on the port side and then another one gave on the starboard side and we began taking water. I was forward checking the compass when this extremely big wave hit. "Some of the front streamlining on the bow. sort of an airlift, broke off and I knew we were in trouble." 10-Years-Old Wood, running a tanned hand through his snow-white hair, recalled the Venturi was made of wood and was 10 years old. "I guess maybe she'd become brittle," he said. "The waves kept pounding the port side and she began to settle down in the water. There are 20 bulkheads in each of the twin hulls and they held a long time. "Capt. MacCallum notified the Coast Guard as soon as we began settling. We stayed aboard about three hours. When the Venturi was about five-feet above water — the deck normally is 22 feet above the water line—we decided to abandon and got into the lifeboat." Three Coast Guard planes, answering MacCallum's radio message, rushed to the area. A patrol boat went out from Fort Lauderdale and the cutter Ariadne sped out of Miami. A Coast Guard patrol plane hovered over the area until the helicopter arrived to continue rescue operations. The Jerry Mar moved in to pick up the crew members. After Wood refitted the boat — at a cost of $600,000 — he said he thought it would be very difficult to sink it. And after his rescue yesterday he said he still thought the design was basically "unsinkable" and if he ever built another it would be made of iron. Frank Coste//o Convicted of Tax Evasion; Faces Possible Penalty of 15 Years, $30,000 NEW YORK UP)—Gambler Frank Costello, convicted of federal income tax evasion, faces a possible maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and a $30.000 fine. Costello appeared on the verge of tears last night when the jury foreman intoned "Guilty." He had been out of jail less than seven months. rale, Trembling: The 63-year-old defendant, who allegedly headed a national underworld syndicate for years, paled and buried his face in his hands. Trembling, he lighted a cigarette. During the wait for the verdict he had put on a show of cheerfulness, bantering with newsmen and friends about baseball. Costello was released last Oct. 29 from the Federal Correctional Institution at Milan. Mich., after serving 14 months of an 18-month sentence for contempt of the Kefauver crime investigating committee when he refused to answer several key questions and twice stalked out of heiu-inps. May Be Deported The Italian-born Costello—whose gravel voice gnited the ears of millions during- the televised Kefauver hearinps here in 1951—also faces deportation proceedings. The federal jury of seven men a«d five women, which deliberated eight hours, found Costello guilty on three counts of income tax evasion. The figure involved was $39.015. Judge John F. X. McGohey set Monday for sentencing- and raised bail from $5.000 to $25.000. Costello had been free in bull throughout the cuse. Defense Council Leo C. Fcnnelly announced he would appeal. The jury acquitted Costello on one count of the four-count indictment—an alleged tax evasion of $13.224 in 1946—which cut the total from $52,239 to the $39,015. At the start of the six-week trial, the government charged he evaded at least $73,437 in income taxes from 1946 through 1949, but when the prosecution's case was completed the amount had been reduced to the $52,239. Did Not Testify Costello did not take the witness stand in his own defense. In the trial the government, which spent years in preparing its case, leaned heavily on testimony that Costello and his wife lived on a scale beyond what would be indicated by his reported income. It contended that for the four years contained in the indictment Costello had an income of at least $317.000 but reported only $158,000 in his tax returns. A major defense contention was that many of Costello's expenditures in 1946 through 1949 were from assets accumulated during prior years. Kentucky's 70 distilleries turn out nearly one half the legal liquor made in the United States. ORDINANCE NO. 548 An ordinance amending and adding to ordinance No. 529. better known as the Traffic Ordinance. Declaring Tenth to have the right- of-way from Chickusuwba Street to Highland Street. (Copy of this ordinance on file In office of the city clerk.) PASSED: May 11. 1954 E. R. JACKSON, Mayor ATTEST* W. I. MALIN, City Clerk NOTICE IN THE PROBATE COURT OF CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS In the Matter of the Estate of No. 2237 O. W. McCutchen, deceased • Last known address of decedent: 716 W. Main Street, Blytheville, Arkansas. Date of Death: April 4, 1954. An instrument dated June 17, 19- 5j. was on the 30th chiy of April, 1954, admitted to probate as the last will of the above named decedent, and the undersigned has been appointed executrix thereunder. A contest of the probate of the will can be sil'fected only by filing a petition within the time provided by All persons having claims against the estate must exhibit them, duly verified, to the undersigned within six months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or they shall be forever barred and precluded from any benefit in the estate. This notice first published 7th day of May. 1954. May McCutchen, Executrix 716 W. Main Street BlytheviU*. Ar*ans%. 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By ROY ESSOYAN HONOLULU tfl — Dr. Forrest J. Pinkerton of Honolulu says lax physical examinations by draft boards are costing U.S. taxpayers "untold millions of dollars" and are "making a nation of dishonest, grafting veterans." Pinkerton, a consultant of the U.S. armed services, addressed the 98th annual meeting of the Hawaiian Medical Assn. last night. He said his criticisms and recommendations had been reported to the surgeon general. They were based on a government-sponsored survey last year of U.S. military medical installations in South Korea, Japan, the Philippines, .Okinawa and Formosa. Pinkerton said induction boards and examiners operating under "the same old archaic style of century ago" have cost "unesti- mated millions of tax dollars in phoney compensation pensions" for disabilities predating military service. "Probably the greatest evil is the slapdash techniques of examining the ordinary inductee by asking him, 'Can you see? 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