The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 25, 1953 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 25, 1953
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TUESDAY, AUG. 25, 1953 BLYTHEVIL1J5 (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Autumn RainsThreatenGreek Islands with New Disaster By PAUL HURMUI iinnnn RGO f S ,, TOL , ION '. G ?' eece(A ? — I , m P?. ndin g autumn rains threaten new disaster to LJO.OOO earthquake victims on Greece's three devastated Ionian Islands, American and British rescue officers said today. • They warned that only speedy completion of the Greek government's temporary housing program on the islands of Kefallinia, Zakinthos and Ithaca could stave off further widespread suffering when the rains begin in mid-September. The Athens government announced last week it was prepared to spend "about 25. to 30 million dollars in the, islands," laid waste by a series of destructive quakes that began two weeks ago. The warnings of the possible new crisis came as Gen. Dimitrlos latrides, chief of Greek rescue operations, announced that an estimated 130,000 persons were homeless after the quake disaster. The death toll has not been officially determined but the most reliable estimates place it around 1,000. Hundreds of other person; were Injured. Minor earth tremors have con tinued daily since the initia shocks. Although not strong, the tremors add to the islanders' fears that big quakes will come again. latrides reported that 60 per cent of the survivors, or 78,000 persons now were housed in 4,175 tents. He declared that "another 5,000 tents will take care of all needs. The Greek rescue chief's figure ofthose now housed In tents would mean an average of 19 persons to a tent made to shelter only eight. Lt. Cmdr. Peter Stewart, chief of British relief work, expressed doubt, however, that "even 20 per cent of the population today is under shelter." Workers reported that Inhabitants of isolated mountain villages are sleeping out of doors and some of the womenhave displayed arms and legs swollen from the unusually severe cold of the last Week. U. S. Marine Corps officers working to repair Kefallinia's roads said they had been "virtually completely destroyed" by the tremors. Any emergency repairs, they -added, "won't withstand the first riiins." Lt. Joseph A. Sherman of Portland, Ore., predicted that scores of mountain villages will be completely isolated again as soon as the fsa rirtins fall. Formosa Tightens Air Defenses Top Secret B-36 Flight Lands in Japan TOKYO (/P) —.A flight Of B3i heavy bombers landed at an American base here today after a nonstop trip from bases in the United States. The flight was made with "maximum security" in force. The number of the monster bombers was not disclosed. The planes landed at Yokota air base, used during the Korean War by B29s bombing Communist targets. The B29s were moved out yesterday to Okinawa to make room. Special guards were ordered for the field. Restrictions protecting details of the arrival of the B26s even included bans on telephone calls. The bombers had taken off Sunday. Even their points of departure were kept secret. A B36 can fly at least 10,000 miles. In Washington, the Air Force had said only that the flight was a training mission. The intercontinental bombers, juilt to carry the atomic weapon were making their first visit to Japan. * TAIPEH, Formosa (ff>)~ The Chinese Nationalists today tightened their defenses against possible sneak air attacks by the Chinese Reds— within six minutes jet-flying time of Formosa. Government officials said both civil and military planes which fail to get clearance to land in Formosa and which fail to contact ground stations are liable to be intercepted and shot down. The new measures are in line with those enforced by the American air defense in Japan, Okinawa and The Philippines. The U .3. 7th Fleet and the Na- ;lonalist armed forces just completed five days of exercises in which planes from a U. S. aircraft carrier simulated attacking planes. NO PERFORMANCE TONIGHT-It will be a long time before another show is given in this theater on the Greek island of Zakmtnos. Ripped by a series of earthquakes that took more than a thousand lives throughout the Ionian islands the theater was reduced to a tangle of shattered chairs and broken masonry Latest Thing in Air Defense— High-Flying Radar Stations The group of Marine construction specialists will remain on the islands for another two weeks in an attempt to at least partially restore the road network. Greek demolition teams moved through the wreckage - strewn streets of towns and villages on the Islands yesterday, removing bodies from the debris and demolishing weakened structures. Tough Motor Scooter OKLAHOMA CITY I/ft — A truck loaded with eight tons of'stone collided with a small motor scooter yesterday. The truck driver suffered a mashed foot. The motor scooter driver was not hurt. Learning Tricks Of the Trade BALT LAKE CITY W — Billy Chrlsmon, 92. a trusty at the pavis County Jail in nearby Farmington, made like an escape artist yesterday. Tipped by two Farmington women, police found him in a theater here. The movie? "Houdini," story of the great escape artist. Advised of the pinch, Chrismon begged, "Can't you sit here with me until the picture is over?" New York City contains 17 buildings which are taller than the tallest skyscraper in Chicago Stenographer Sought in Violent Slaying SOMERVILLE, Mass. UP) — A 25- ear-old "very pretty" stenogra- her was sought today for question- ng in the slaying of 14-year-old rtary Di Kocco, whose bullet-punc- -ured, slashed and partially burned body was found in the cellar of her home yesterday. Police identified the girl they are seeking as Miss Mildred McDonald, an employe of the State Unemployment Compensation Division. They said she kept company with Joseph Di Rocco, 25, the victim's brother, for about three years until he married another girl last April. Medical Examiner Andrew D. Gathrie said five slugs from a .22- calibre target pistol entered the Di Rocco girl's body—in the heart, the head, jaw, abdomen and left wrist. In addition, he said, there was a slaslr on the girl's throat as if made by a razor or a sharp knife. Heavy motor oil had been poured over the girl's body and newspapers :nd a magazine placed around it, had been set ablaze. Police said the motor oil did not :atch fire because It burns only un- BURBANK, Calif. UTt—Flying radar stations are the latest wrinkle in Uncle Sam's defense plans. Tills was disclosed with the announcement yesterday by Lockheed Aircraft Corp. that it is building high-altitude reconnaissance craft with "the most powerful search radar" yet designed. Both the Air Force and the Navy will utilize th special planes, patterned on th Lockheed Super Constellation trans port. Each plane will carry six tons o electronic equipment .including rain an eight- the fuselage The ship has facilities for a crew of 31. \ Both Air Force and Navy versions are in production, Lockheed said The Navy model 1 also is equipped serve as a fighter plane director guiding carrier planes to enemy craft far beyond the reach of radar on surface ships. The flying radar stations dar antenna housed foot structure atop greatly Increase the scope o[ will the American continental defense warning system, it was pointed out. Ground radar beams travel only as far as the horizon and cannot reach beyond. But from a radar plane 25,000 feet up, the horizon is approximately 200 miles away. der extreme high temperature. A full moon and new moon have the sun's help in effecting tides, but during its quarter phases the moon must counteract pull of the Reds Arrest 64 More In East Germany BERLfN W)_A wave of new arrests in connection with Germany's June 17 revolt was revealed today; following a Communist announce-! ment that an alleged leader of the uprising had been sentenced to life imprisonment. The West Berlin radio said Communist zone security police had arrested 64 persons suspected of taking part In the revolt. They were bagged in three steel plants and an artificial rubber plant. A few hours earlier the German Communist ADN news agency announced that Gerhard Roemen, 26, had been sent to jail for life as a leader of the rebellion. According to ADN, Roemer burst \ into Madgeburg jail brandishing a •ifle, demanding the freeing of all prisoners and later threatened Rusian tanks moving into his factory with his rifle- The West Berlin yadio a i so reported a new kind of East zone re- -olt against Communist rale. The iroadcast snid 400,000 workers since <une have 'refused to pay dues to heir Communist trade unions. Pre-Contest Winner ALBUQUERQUE (if) — A $4,650 mink coat was to have been given away next month by an Albuquerque supermarket in a stamp contest. But someone wanted a sure thing. The coat was stolen. Annou A NEW BA RUNS SEVENTEEN MILES— Jesse P. Hyde, Sr. sprints down a Birminghamton, N. Y. street (Aug. 7) to complete a 17-mile run to Endicott, N. y. and back "' ' n celebration of his 62nd birthday. He once walked 800 miles to Cleveland, O. and back to Birmmghampton la 20 days He's employed as a stationary f"g™f f °r an insurance firm. (AP Wircphoto) v CTpc For over 45 years, The Farmers Bank & Trust Company has endeavored to serve the banking needs of this fast growing community. In order to keep pace with the needs of this community and to be able to better serve all our depositors, we are installing a new service charge plan. The new plan is in keeping with that in use in modern banking centers today. We believe that the smallest to the largest depositor will find it to be equitable. Printed folders with detailed information about the new banking plan will be mailed or g-iven to all depositors. We welcome an opportunity to discuss this new plan with you in more detail. THE FARMERS BANK s """' COMPANY The Oldest Bank In Mississippi County TIME TRIED — PANIC TESTED" f.D.LC.—«1»,«H EMh DcpraH Red »uthorltle» plan to stymie this financial rebellion by withholding union dues from wages, the radio added. Read Courier News Classified Ads. Salaried C«U Several cats of proved efficiency as rat and mice catchers are kept on the payroll of British railways with salaries, expended for food, of one shilling a week per cat. PAGE THREE Nlcknimt Mary Ludwlg acquired th« nickname of "Molly Pitcher" at th* battle pf Monmouth, N. J.. by bringing pitchers of water to Mi- dlers who called for "Molly Pltcb. 01- " Lighter "Electric Clock « Horn Ring on Steering Wheel . Directional Signal Lights « Automatic Courtesy or Map Light • Automatic Glove Box Light • Dual Sun Visors • Robe Cord on Back of Front Seat .Bumper Guards Front and Rear. Extras At No Extra Cost Advanced contour styling is one of the principal reasons why the Packard CLIPPER is "the buy of the year" today... will be the "trade-in-value of the year" later on. MOTOR SALES COMPANY™ 217 West Walnut Street Blytheville, Ark. Regular 25c Note Fits 2 or 3 Ring Binders ZIPPER NOTE BOOK BINDERS SPECIAL THIS WEEK 2-RING NOTE-BOOK BACKS Engraved with "BLYTHEVILLE H2GH" On Cover Regular $1.49 fountain Regular 59c Seller SPECIAL Regular 2 for 5c Special This Week Webster's New Large School, Home and Office DICTIONARY This is just a few of our many specials in our complete line of school supplies. & 10 & 10

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