The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 7, 1953 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, September 7, 1953
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MONDAY, SEPT. 7, 1953 BLYTHEVII.I.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIVE 32 Escape Death In Air Mishap Constellation Crash-Lands t In Washington M c C H 0 R D AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. (AP) — A Northwest Airlines Constellation, wallowing almost helplessly through foggy skies, crash- landed and burned here early yesterday. The 32 persons aboard escaped death, but 29 were injured or burned. The 26 passengers included three infants. The plane burst into flame as its pilot, Capt. Russell Bird of Seattle, attempted to land with only one wheel down and two engines dead. Only nine of those injured remained In hospitals today and Physicians said none were in serious condition. The No. 3 engine of the huge Lockheed aircraft failed as the plane roared into the sky from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport at 2:06 a.m. Because of fog conditions, gird decided to take the craft, scheduled for a nonstop flight to Chicago, into Portland. He was forced into the landing here when the No. 4 engine conked out. A second engine of the four- engine craft quit soon after. On the landing approach, only one wheel would come down because of a failure of the hydraulic system. BirdJ brought the plane . down anyway. l| Left Wing Tilted It rolled easily along on the one wheel until its speed slackened. Then the left wing tilted to the ground and gas in the wing tanks burst into fire, sending flames shooting 15 feet. The huge aircraft swerved from the runway. Crew members worked frantically to loosen safety belts and help the passengers climb to safety through a sheet of flame. Bird and Patricia Grivna of McKeesport, Pa., the stewardess, said NO PLACE LIKE HOME—Members of Jehovah's Witnesses live In this tent city during their meeting at Nurnberg, Germany. Meeting site of the 30,000 attending members Is the area where the Nazis once held their Reich Par*v r>™ celebration. REDS (Continued trom Page 1) ridiculous. I pray to God I did.' He said he wrote his confession in a frigid room. "They had me write and write all of the passengers were out of the plane and safe within one minute after the plane had stopped rolling. The co-pilot, Dale Moore of Seattle, was credited with saving 8- month-old Kimberly Frank of Terre Haute, Ind., from death in the flames. U.N. ^ (Continued from Page 1) agreed to establishment of a system of international control and inspection, to take effect simultaneously with the prohibition of atomic weapons, but have never spelled out just how this inspection would work. The Western Powers, backed by an overwhelming majority of the 60 U. N. members, have advocated creation of an international authority to own and operate all atomic facilities from the mines to the plants actually producing atomic energy. They have insisted that this must be done by stages, the first step being a census of atomic weapons and a system of verification. As for disarmement, the West also has insisted that the first step must be a worldwide arms census, carefully verified. and write and rewrite. It got so cold my fingers froze, the ink froze in the pen and I had to si on it to thaw out the Ink. Then I would write three or four words until the ink froze again At one time, Schwable said, the Reds let him see his co-pilot Bley on a work detail so he would think Bley had confessed and been released from solitary. "But it was a deliberate plant," he explained. Schwable said he rewrote hi: confession several times before the Communists would accept it and before they made him record it for Peiping radio. Made Movie Schwable said the Reds later made a movie of Communist Cor respondent Alan Winnington interviewing him. Even the Communist "propaganda people" did not believe their own "big lie," Schwable said, but I am afraid their own people believed it and nothing we can do will ever make them disbelieve the erm warfare story." "I want to make clear I had only one choice to make — confession or death. "To tell you the truth, when I was repatriated ... I expected to be met by military policemen who would arrest me as a traitor." Schwable had not heard then that the U. N. Command had angrily accused the Communists of dragging out their confessions by torture and had expressed sympathy for the captive airmen. "I cannot adequately describe how they beat a man down," Schwable said, "but in the last analysis you have to call them as you see them. An individual has to solve his individual problems and choose the lesser of two evils." The story told by the 25-year- old O'Neal was just as bruta "They told me they had positive proof that I participated in germ warfare — that I must confess and it would be the only thing that would save me. Life or Lies "It was my life for a bunch of lies that could be disproved easily by our government." He called the charges "ridiculous." The P51 fighter-bomber pilot was shot down March 4, 1952, near Sin- niak, North Korea. He said he signed the "confessions" after three months of torture, mostly mental, but at times A retl profit-producer for growtri of grain, bum, tttds tad custom operators is the Olivet Model 3} Self-Propelled 12-Foot Grain Master. Modern griin-i«ving ind time-saving features include ta forward speeds, hydraulic header lift, semi- revolving reel, flat-deck rotary straw walkers, and a 45-bushel grain tank that dumps on the "go." Stop in and we'll show you such exclusive mechanisms is the double-clutch power takeoff that controls ground travel and threshing speed independently. STRAIGHT DRIVE VARI-DRAULIC DRIVE '5300 '5850 FARMERS IMPLEMENT CO. AT NEW LOCATION North Highway 61 Phone 8166 at the point of a bayonet. He added that the charges were so , impossible that "they were funny." He said the Communists started work on him almost immediately niter his capture. He first was taken to a cave and questioned there, with one Red soldier standing over him with a bayonet. O'Neal said: "They were damned anxious to get somet'.i:ng to prove what they were trying to prove—anything. They seemed desperate for any information which might help them to bolster their charges. And they seemed to mean business when they threatened me with death." He said he made wire recordings for radio broadcasts twice, once for four hours and the second time ir about one hour. "All of this was done under Chinese supervision," O'Neal said. 'I wrote them but the Chinese were telling me what to say." O'Neal related that after three nonths of incessant interrogation he was told to sign the purported confessions within 48 hours on I hreat of death. He said one of he Chinese soldiers present pointed a bayonet at him. Forced Appearance O'Neal said he was forced to appear before a group of persons ;alled the "Instrumental Scientific Commission for Investigating Bac- eriological Warfare in North Ko- ea and Northeast China." He said the meeting took place m the outskirts of Pyoktong near he Yalu River Aug. 3, 1952. "There were men who called hemselves doctors from England, taly, France and Russia," he said. "I was in there alone with them or about four hours." Other American airmen returned unday told similar stories of buse and threats. Second Lt. Richard Q. Voss of sborne, Kan., said he "confessed" only after Red doctors refused to help him as maggots crawled in his wounds. "They let the maggots do it," he said. The 24-year-old pilot said the Reds kept hammering at the airmen for confessions long after the truce was signed, continuing on some to only hours before they were released. Col. Walker M. Manhurin of Port Wayne, Ind., nn Air Force hero of two wars, declared: "I did not know human beings could be so inhuman to other human beings." "I would say that the boys who did not write 'confessions' should get the Medal of Honor. It depends on the individual how long he can fight the problem." IKE (Continued from Page 1) the firm. . He was quoted as having first denied and later acknowledged reciting the Navy information in May 19 telephone conversation with officials of Century, but as saying he did not know it was classified. Free Delivery COLUMBIA, Conn. M 3 )—An electrical and appliance firm, advertising a big sale, offered free orchids a come-on to women customers. It rained so hard, however, that few customers came. The company issigned a salesman to deliver the orchids flown from Hawaii, to the homes of some of the more likely prospects. Bead Courier News Classified Ads Truman Sees Signs of Return To'Old Idea' DETROIT Ml _ Former President Harry s. Truman told a Labor Day audience "There are plenty of signs of a return to the old philosophy that the object of government is to help big business." Truman, who frequently has taken the position since he left the White House that he wanted to "be charitable toward the new administration while it is getting its feet on the ground." said he didn't think the people voted last fall for a change in the social and economic principles that have rtade us so stroii" and prosperous." "But that is the kind of change we are Kouing," he said In a prepared address nt a rally of Michigan CIO and AFL groups in Cadillac Square. He sinalsrt out the administration's policies on interest rates, labor, public housing, power and the government's efforts to balance the budget by cutting national defense appropriations. "We have to put first things first," he said. "And the security and safety of this nation comes ahead of everything else, as fa.'- as I am concerned. I don't see how anyone can take chances with national defense at this 'time in the world's history." TRANSPARENTLY. IT'S FOR PLEASURE—Jacques Jahan. of Paris, paddles nis homemade plaslic canoe on Lake du Bourget, Aix-les-Bams. France. The craft, which Jahan claims is the only one of its kind in the world, is 13 feet long, weighs 390 pounds, and is sturdy enough for use with an outboard motor. Vacation Time PLEVNA. Kan. IIP) — Hinshaw's general store dosed its doors recently for the first time in 50 years Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hinshaw de elded to take a three-day vacation trip. They've managed the store 35 years. Hinshaw's parents bought i a half century ago. In a year's time, per capita consumption of assorted beverages in the United States is nearly 20 gallons, with a net alcohol content of about six quarts. PRANKSTERS PEPPER CEILING—Teen-agers have forgotten the goldfish-swallowing fad which, swept the U. S. a few years , back, but they've started another one which is giving restaurant owners a headache. The new fad requires some drinking straws, chocolate syrup and a bit of wind power. Tom Taylor, left, and John Wasson of Ludington, Mich., show how easily a restaurant ceiling can be "redecorated" by dipping the straw's tissue casing into syrup and shooting it r '-^ ' K- " ••-- 'nto the air. SPECIAL MON.-TUES.&WED. 6 Bottle Carton Soft Drinks • DR. PEPPER • SEVEN-UP • COCA-COLA • PEPSI-COLA • ANY OTHER FLAVOR ONLY WITH PURCHASE OF $7 WORTH OF GROCERIES * CASH GROCERY* Grass, Roof Fires Reported The fire department was called to the used car lot of SulHvan-Nei- son Chevrolet Co. this morning to extinguish a grass fire along the eu:t fence by the railroad siding. The fire, which was burning under the back bumpers of cars parked along the fence, was put out before it could cause any damage. A fire destroyed the roof of the abandoned HuddlesLon warehouse building on Ash Street Saturday afternoon, Fire Chief Roy Head, said The CRU. C Q of the ffre which razee the attic is nob known, but ' spreading to the adjoining building when the fire department got it under control. Chief Head said that he coulc not make an accurate estimate of the damage. Cars Collide Here Elmer Rice and Mrs, J. W. Williams were involved in a traffic accident Saturday afternoon at the corner of Eleventh and Walnut streets, causing damage to both cars, police reported today. Grains are now being: inspected ijy X-rays for insects before processing. In addition, the X-rayp show growth cracks and other desails which enable a company to improve its milling process. When its time To Repaint You'll save money by selecting good paint. Good paint lasts longer and the longei Intervals between painting towers your annual cost We recom mend VANE-CALVERT Paints, made by "America B Oldest Mixed Paint House." Phone 4552 and we will ttff- ure the cost and recommend a good painter. E.C.ROBINSON LUMBER CO. by Felix Carney One future TV star who has come out of tlie summer tryout programs is comic George Gobel. He made a number of appearances on Hoagy Carmichael's "Saturday Night Revue," the network replacement -"or "Your Show of Shows." Gobel will now return for guest shots on the Sid Caesar-Imogene Coca show. He will also get inserts on ! arroway's "Today" show in Sjew York and in the Colgate 'Comedy Hour" aeries on Sunday nights. All of this is intended to build him up for a show of his own later tliis winter. Remember his name. eorgie Gobel. Arthur Godfrey really surprised everybody on his "Talent Scouts" show a few weeks ago. At the last minute he, I :ancelled the talent and the | .couts, putting on an im-1 promptu version of his I u's "Friends" show, with| rank Parker, Marion Mar-i owe, Janette Davis and oth-1 rs. The reason for the switch vas this. Godfrey doesn't see .he "talent" until just be- ore the show . . . and this ime he-'tlioi;sht the talent van below par. so he wouldn't iut it on. Godfrey is said to IP not very hanpy about t h e Talent Scouts" show, and he may change its format soon, sing the frane from his other hows. You'll be hanny with -n.- f»vor't.c show when your V set is in good order. Our vork is to your satisfaction. ?LYTITEVTLT,K SALES CO., East. Main Street, phone i 616, • ' Gabby Cabby Gets the Dough MEMPHIS. Term, (/n—This is the tale of a gabby cabby—an ex-bakery employe.who fell into some unexpected dough. Taxi driver E. T. (Gabby) Gabbert picked up a fare who asked to be driven to a Memphis bakery. En route, Gabbert confided he was once employed by the same bakery—for six hours. "I was Just a kid then and I'll declare that was the hottest place in the world. After six hours of work, I decided I sure didn't like it. As soon as the foreman wasn't looking, I went to the washroom and sneaked out a window. And I never did go back, not even to see about a paycheck." A fr'.v days later. Gabbert received a S50 check from the bakery. It was in payment for his six hours of work, plus interest that had accumulated since his brief employment 3CV years ago. Gabbert's passenger ha'd been D. W. Elliott of Chicago, executive v: -president of the American Br.k:;•:-•! Co., which now owns the local ' ''-.cry. Woman Trouble ELK CITY, Okla. I/Pi — Glenn Whitley was being razzed for being late to a stag party. His explanation: "I have one car and one daughter. And I have one wife and one bathroom. I'm lucky to be here at all." Just Arrived WINTER HAUTr VETCH OREGON GROWN We accept PMA purchase certificates from all I | surrounding counties in Arkansas and Missouri. | FARMERS — Watch for bollworm damage in I | your cotton. Call us for DDT, liquid or dust. The Paul D. Foster Co. I Phone 3418 No. Highway 61 j Blytheville Warehouse Public Open Meeting -Presents- For your understanding, Education and Enlightmenl— a complete Frank and open discussion of: One of America's Most Vital Health Problems ALCOHOLISM AN ILLNESS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEATH AND DISABILITY OF TTHOUSANDS OF ARKANSANS ANNUALLY. Not a Discussion of The Wet or Dry Issue - HEAR - An unbiased scientific discussion on this most vilal health problem by prominent civic, professional and religious leaders and members of Alcoholics Anonymous. Informative — Enlightening This Health Problem i. IS Your Problem 5 E E A Resolution. A true life story of a sick alcnliolic. — How AA began, how it takes over, how it works In rehabilitating: the sick alcoholic. Educational! Learn All You Can About It Now! ! Public Invited and Urged & Attend For Teenagers & Adults 3 P.M.-Sunday-Sept. 13 High School Auditorium FORREST CITY, ARKANSAS ALCOHOLICS ANONMYOUS Club Room over Hardy Furniture Co. Closed Meetings Tuesdays 8:,'iO p.m. Members Only Meetinjc Every Friday 8:30 p.m. Open to Public Ministers & Civic Leaders Invited

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