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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

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f AGK TWO BI,YTHEVn,LE <ARK.) COURIER NEWS Blaze Razes Big Army Dock Units 2,000-Foot Long Pier And Warehouses Go Up in 4-Hour Fire By June* Thom» OAKLAND, Calif., March 15. IIP) —A raging water/rent fire today destroyed one of the Army's largest West Coast docks and warehouses. Flames shot 700 feet inlo the air a» the 2.000 foot pier in Oakland's outer h&rbor went up. Two ships warped alongside were damaged before they were towed to safely. Adjacent warehouses and the entire Oakland industrial waterfront wore threatened for several hours by the spectacular bla?,e. Three hours after the fire started at midnight, oil drums exploded, hurling burning oil 600 feet or more. Pa»nt, rubber tires and other combustibles jamming Ihe warehouse fed the blistering blaze that kept firemen from closing In, By 4 a.m. (PST) the fire had burned itself out of fuel, leaving only red embers of debris on the concrete wharf. Two soldiers were hurt .slightly. Fifty Army families were evacuated from nearby Army base residences. The eause of fire wa.s not determined The possibility of sabotage was • not discounted. • Col. Geor<jc Brown, proves', marshal ol (lie Army base, said an Investigation would be conducted at once. The two ships scorched nnd damaged slightly by the flames were the 13,000-ton Young America and the 10,000 ton Army transport Sgt George O. Keathley. Army authorities estimated dock and warehouse damage at above $1,000,000. Other Plert Saved Six other piers ^ot the Oakland Army Base, largest Army shipping point for Pacific areas, were saved. The big base sprawls Just south of the Oakland-San Francisco Bay bridge. All available Oakland fire fighting equipment, nine fire boats, nnd Army and Navy lire-lighting personnel battled the flames.' Absence of a strong wind kept them from spreading. Pic Walter Pavlick of Hazelton, Pa., ft military policeman saw It start. "The whole top of the 2,000 foot long warehouse seemed to explode,' said Pavllck. "A shower ol flames In the middle of the building shot «00 feet Into the air.'; The two-story structure was bulging with supplies for oversea. 1 :. —-•--•-•• ; •-- exploding In 4-H Club Boys, Girls Arrange Cage Tourney Approximately 30 t c R m .5 are scheduled to participate in the an* nual 4-H Club .Tournament, lo be held here later this month at the Armory. Three divisions (or both boys and girls are to be entered in the tournament, and a date will he set att- er the clitiwing for teams and delcr- mlufng the number of game-s to be plsved. Division A for botli boys and jtlrl* Is for teams comjxwed of members who have completed the 8Ui grad? but, are under 21; Division B Ls for teams composed of those under the eighth grade: and Division O Is for teams from schools where only the first slx grades are taught. Toams scheduled t« cnloi- In Division A for lx>ys are: Armorel, Boynton, Oosnell, Leachvllle, Lone Oak. Los! Cane. Number Nine, Promised Land and Yarhro. In the ls divlnpn five teams are expected to enter: Annorel, Leach- vtllt, Lost Cane. Number Nine and Promised Land. Teams expected U> enter in the Division I> for boys Include Blackwater, Boyutoti. Lone Oak. Lost Cane. Number Nine, and Promised Lund. In the girls division the teams will inrlucie: I31ackv;ater Boynton, Loiye Oak, Lo s t Cane. Number Nine, and Promised Land. P.iivjieen and Yarbro will enter boys nnd girls' teams in the Division C. Mllligan Ridge probably will enter the tournament, but H lias not been determined which divisions they will enter. Representatives of 4-H clubs were scheduled to meet today to draw up bracket.'; for the tournament. . on keeplnjf. the ' fire ;from destroying other warehouses, all jammed with supplies. Tiie spectacular blaze conlct be se»fV .:,<9r miles! ^lotorists, despite the hour, flocked - to Hie scene by the thousands. • The great Navy supply depot nearby was never threatened. Troops, at one time, snatched burning goods from the warehouse with tractors. Soldiers pushed three boxcars loaded with ammunition on the pier to safety. Marion, III., Masons To Be Entertained Here A delegation of Mnjons' from Mm-lon. rll., will visit the Chfcka- saivba Blue Lodge No. 134 fn Bly- thcvillc Thursday. It was announced today by Robert E. Blavlock. secretary of the Blythevllle orgnn- l/.atlon. Between 25 and 50 Marian Masons are expected to make the trip. The Illinois Masons will be entertained »t a dinner and will later attend ceremonies of the Blythe- vllle lodge at which Muster 1 Mason degrees will he conferred. The Marion lodge already \ has visited other lodges in M?j»ouVl, Kentucky and Indiana. A'delega- tion also will visit Tennesie- lodges. Lvither Horslcy. worshipful master of the Marlon lodge, will head the visiting delegation. Boy, 14, Finds World a Strange Place / fl *~ After Being Held Prisoner 10 years BOSTON, March 15—(A 1 )—Four-* twn-yenr-olil Gerald Sullivan—described .by police as a "captive love child". lor ten years—clasped to his heart everything that came near him today. The simplest things—a cat, a dog, and objects familiar to every child- were strange and dear to Gerald. He fondled the cat, which he at first Identified as "a baby," called for heaps of Ice cream, and looked starry-eyed at a baseball and bat. Police Capt. Frniisls W. Russell quoted the mother, Mrs, Annie F. Sullivan, 45, as saying the boy was Illegitimate. She told authorities. Itiissel) said, that the child had been held in a chmgeon-llke room for a decade to hide her 'secret sin." She pleaded mi Illy to a clmi-RC of neglect In district court yesterday ntid was held In {2,000 for a hearing tomorrow. Police quoted the mother as saying she had hoped to keep It a secret until God might take the child, so it wouldn't bring disgrace on my other children." Hut the other children—two Marine sous and a young daughter --Mvere unaware of the boy's real Identity. Even neighbors did not know of the child's existence. The eldest—a 20-year-old corporal—told police: "we never knew who the boy was, We dared not ask." The chilli Hvert In a bare room fin-nlslicd only with a cot. He left State's Delegation To Congress at McClellan Rites today after attending the iuueiwl Reaches Age of 100 LOUISIANA. Mo., March —J. P. Wooten, retired former, celebrated his 100th birthday yesterday. Friends showered him with calls and greetings. I,T, t<^-:- Giruthersviffe Plans. ifSltee forking Meters Engineers for the Magee Hnlc Park-O-Meter Company of Oklahoma city, Okla.. are makln n survey in Caruthersvllle . to determine the number of parking meters to ] be installed in that city In an-el! fort to Improve the parking problem hi the business district, It wns disclosed today. The installation of approximately 200 meters was approved by the Cariithersville city council on a trial basis at a recent meeting. It is expected to have the meters Installed within the next two months. The meters will be of the type which uses either pennies or nlck- | els and Ihe parking fee will be at the rate of one cent [or 12 minutes, or five cents per hour. It on rarr ocia.slon.s—and then only to f;o to one of the adjoining rooms with his eldest brother. He said he "took pity" on the child. The youngster was picked tip Sun- riny In an alley near his home. He was wearing tatters of two girls' dresses. His long hair Jell over his shoulders. He was barefooted. The yomig.lcr escaped from the room in an unguarded moment. Police snlrt he was "bright and Inquisitive." despite his long imprisonment. He could talk, well enough to make himself understood. "How did you learn to talk and understand?" police asked him. "By Dressing my car to the door end listening to others talk," he replied. He told the seasons of the year by looking through a small silt In the bolted window of his room, "I could.sec Ihe top of trees from my window ami when there were leaves and-birds I knew II was summer. "Then when It snowed and trees rmd no leaves. I knew It was winter." He didn't know whether he wa., a bo.v or a Rlrl until police explained lo htm that he was a boy. It rticiivt seem to make much difference lo GerMel. The youngster played spiritedly lodny with other children; 'in 'th< home he was asigned. ' . '. Police said the child was con ceived while Mrs. Sullivan wns sep ernlcct from her husband. Bette Davis Faces Suit For $80,820 Boclc Taxes LOS ANGELES. March 15. (<P) — How would you like this to nappe to you today—income tax rXv? Bette Davis has been sued by John L. McClellan, Jr., son of Senator McClellan (D-Ark.) Senator Fulbrlght and six of the state's seven representatives were o leave Hot Springs by plane early today. Only Rep. Wilbur Mills was utiHble to attend the funeral and was not In the party. At Little Rock, Mrs. McClellan was to board he plane. Senator McClcllan himself plan- led lo fly to Fayettcville wilh hb ion Jimmy to take charge of personal eftccUs of John L., Jv,, arid illend to other matters before returning to WashinfHon, John U Jr., 23-year-old University of Arkansas law student, died at Fnycttevllle of traffic accident injuries Saturday, only a day after Senator McClcllnn had attended re- wirlal of another son, Pvt. Max E McClellan, at Sheridan. Max McClellan [lied In North Africa In 1943. Some 2,000 persons attended the funeral of John L. McClellan. Jr., at the Shadowlawn Memorial Park Cemetery yesterday afternoon. Chur.ch and Masonic services were held. A National Gunrcl firing squad also parliclpnled in rites for Ihe wartime Naval ensign Read Courier' News Want Ads Woodpeckers rarely destroy a healthy tree and they destroy great quantities ol harmful insects. MALVERN, Ark., March 15. The Arkansas Congressional delega- lon headed back to Washington FDR Jr. May Inter Race For Congressional Seat NEW YORK, March 15. <;i>(— Tammany Hull and oilier pollticnl sources report that Franklin D Roosevelt. Jr., is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Con gress from the 20th district The seat In the West Side Manhattan district became vacant last week through the death of Rep. Sol I Bloom, veteran Democratic con- ' ies.srrinn. j The Tammany leadership hns made no decision nmoim B numbe aspirants for the nomination. TUESDAY, MARCH 15, Cold Snap Chills Nation CHICAGO. March 15--</Tj—A late winter cold snap chilled a wide area of the nation today. Temperatures were below normal from the Rockies to the Applach- lans and from Arkansas-Temiesse to the Canadian border. There were sub-zero readings In the Dakotas and northern Minnesota, one of the lowest readings was 12 below at Dickinson. N. D. Temperatures were 10 to 15 degrees below normal over the Great Lakes. Mississippi and the upper Mississippi Valley. Colder weather was forecast tonight for the southwest states. The mercury was expected to fall to «ro In parts ol Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas and to 10 above In Oklahoma. Temperatures were expected to moderate over most of the north central states. Light snow fell over a narrow band from southeastern Colorado eastward across southern Kansas, central Missouri, southern Illinois, Indiana and Ohio into western Pennsylvania. St. Louis reported a fall of one Inch. Rain also fell along the Washington coast and there was snow Inland as far as western Montana. nendlnss were about normal a- lon? the Pacific Coast ami most of the eastern states. They were above normal In the northeastern states Talked Out of Turn HENRVBTTA, Okla. (UP)—Quo Henryetta football fan Is consider- Inn the virtues of f ltcncc. He Is the unlucky grandstand quarterback who engaged a nearby woman fan In conversation on Ihe subject of the "dumb Henryetta coach." T!io conversation ended abruptly when the lady said she was Mrs. Marion Anglln. Anglin Is the coach. EVERY DAY IS SOMEBODY'S BIRTHDAY! Livestock NATIONAL STOCE-YARDS in March 15. W>— (USDA)—Hogs 12000; market, 25 to 50 lower than Monday's average; most sows at full decline; some 160 Ibs down as much as 75 lower; bulk good and choice 180-220 Ibs 21.25-50; top 21 50' 230270 Ibs 20.00-21.00; few to 21 ^S- 270-310 Ibs 19.25-20.00; HO-170 Ibs 19.75-21.00; 100-130 lb s mostly 15.7518,25; lew 18.50; sows 400 Ibs down 17.25-18.25; few 18.50; over 400 Ibs .15.25-1S.15 stags 12.00-14.50. - Cattle 3.500; 'calves 1,300; steers «nd heifers meeting moderately active Inquiry and opening cieals generally steady; c o\vs under prewtirc and relatively UlUt done on this class; 'Ulls steady; vealers 1,00 higher;, one load choice arounrt 1,100-lb steers 26.00; olher sales good steers largely 23.50-24.25; medium and good heifers and mixed yearlings 20.00-24.00; medium »nd good bulls 20.00-ai.50. -,QUIDOaTttlCTS-UMt HUTRHIU ••>» nlm «>trm if MONTHLY FEMALE COMPLAINTS Ar* you troubled by dlitreii ot fem»I» functional periodic disturb* knees? 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