The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 22, 1953 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 22, 1953
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TUESDAY, SEPT. 22, 1953 BLYTHEVILLE 4ARK.) COURIER NEWS 80-Mile Gales Sweep Eastern Atlantic and British Isles By COLIN 'FROST LONDON (AP) — Gales up to 80 miles an hour kept the eastern Atlantic boiling today and spread a trail of damage across the British Isles. Homebound American tourists aboard the liner He de France saw a thrill-paclced rescue of 24 seamen from the stricken 6,323-ton Liberian freighter Greenville. One man was lost and the body of another was left aboard the sinking ship. In British waters, a lifeboat plucked seven men to safety from a sinking lightship. And a one- legged yachtsman swam four miles to safety, pushing his artificial leg before him on a mattress. The He de France, bound for New York, reported she had to issue an "abandon ship or we leave you" ultimatum to the skipper of the Liberian. freighter 100 •miles off the West Coast of England, Radio messages to the Coast Guard built up this picture of the rescue: The Greenville lay practically on her side, wallowing out of control in waves 400 feet high. Her lifeboats were smashed and ner superstructure crushed. Despite angry protests from his crew, the captain at first refused to abandon ship. Then came the ultimatum from the He de France. Volunteers from the liner's crew manned lifeboats to ferry the Greenville men to safety. One of the latter slipped as he was being hauled aboard and .disappeared in the swirling seas. The liner's doctors rushed the 24 survivors to the He's infirmary. Three were injured. The Greenville, the French ship reported, looked certain to sink within hours. Still lashed to nei wheel was the body of an officei killed Sunday in trying to repair the steering gear. The liner was the waterlogged lightship off St. Gowans Head, in . southern Wales at the entrance to the Bristol Channel. Her light, warning against a sandbank, still glared into the night as a lifeboat rescued her seven exhausted crewmen. 3-Hour Swim The oddest survivor story came from 31-year-old Douglas Presland, whose 18-foot sloop "Sweet Witch" capsized in the Thames Estuary, Presland lost a leg as a wartime bomber pilot. This was his tale: "I take the log off when I'm sailing befause it gets in the way. When the boat wont over, I got an air mattress from the locker and tied the leg to it. Then I started to swim for shore. "It took three hours* Next I had to drag the mattress over n mile of mad flats. After the mud was another mile of saltings tttde- flooded lands). I tried putting the leg on but it kept coming off. So I just kept crawling." The big blow troubled big and little ships alike. The giant liner United States, due in Le Havre today, reported one seaman with a broken leg and many bruise cases among her 1,500 passengers. The Queen Elizabeth spent the night at anchor off the Isle of Wight. Her captain hoped to be able to dock later today. The 99-ton trench trawler Anne Gaston was reported aground off the Irish coast. She reported one crewman was washed overboard. Inland, the winds tore away hundreds of British roofs and blew a five-ton truck off a South Wales mountainside, killing the driver. Weathermen said the storms had started out as hurricane Edna, which hit Bermuda -late last week. They predicted the gales would let up tomorrow. $200,000 Oct Dec Men May Commodity And Stock Markets- York Cotton (12:45 quotations) 3280 3291 3279 3201 3309 3319 3307 3319 3341 334S 3339 3349 3358 33G5 3357 3366 New Orleans Cotton (12:45 quotations) ,Oct 33 rt Dec 3304 Mch ...:.... 3337 May 3356 338? 3274 3286 3316 3302 3316 3348 3337 3348 3364 3354 3304 Chicago Corn Deo .... 145% 147'/, 145',i 147',.' Mch .... 157% 149>/ 4 147% 149 Chicago Whear Dec .... 189.1 8 191 188 s s 190',: Mch .... 191% 193% 191 "/s 182',; Chicago Soybeans Nov .... 2M',i 25834 254!'- 258, Jan .... 256% 260=4 256% 2GO>4 Mch .... 258% 260=j 25<i'. B 2( May .... 255",;. 258!i 255'/ 4 258'.New York Stocks (12:45 quotations) A T and T 153 Amer Tobacco 72'i Anaconda Cooper 30<,i Beth Steel 46% Chrysler .' 55-', Coca-Cola 108 Gen Electric 70 Gen Motors 55 Montgomery Ward 55 N Y Central 20 Int Harvester 25 J C Penny 69 '., Republic Steel 43 TS Radio 23 Socony Vacuum .: 31 Studebaker 22 Standard of N J 68 ',= Texas Corp 50 Sears 56 V, U S Steel 35 Sou Pac sail Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, 111. Wl— (USDA)—Hogs 8,000; fairly active; 190 Ib up 10-15 lower; lighter weights 25 lower; sows 25-50 lower; spots more on heavies; i choice 190250 Ib 24.75.85; several hundred head choice No. 1 and 2 24.90-25.00; heavier weights scarce; 150-180 Ib 22.15-24.50; 120-140 Ib 19.15-22.00: sows 400 Ib down 22.00-23.50; heavier weight's 20.00-22,00; few at 19.75; boars 14.50-18.00. Cattle 6,000; calves 2,200; demand good for average choice and better steers; few loads steers of this grade fully steady at 25.0026.25; little done on others; cows active and fully steady; utility and commercial 11-50-13.00; canners and cutter cows 7.00-10.00; bulls steady; utility and commercial 11.00-13.50; canncr and cutter bulls 8.00-10.50; vealers steady to 1.00 higher; few prime to 25.00; good and choice 16.00-22.00; utility and commercial 10.00-15.00; calves slow; some open- Ing sales about steady; moderate holdover adding to relatively liberal supply of this class. Driver Is Fined $30 W. E. Daniels, Jr., was charged In Municipal Court this morning with: operating a vehicle without a license and fined $30 and costs. R. B. Shelton was' fined $25 and costs on a charge of overdrawing. (Continued from Page 11 Courier News was scored by Walter Rosenthal, ladies' ready-to-wear store owner. Mr. Rosenthal told the group that Chain stores operating in the city seldom carry their share of any fund-raising campaign. Those who don't give he said, should have their names published "in black type" in the newspaper. This isn't done, Mr. Rosenthal intimidated, because the Courier News isn't eager to court the disfavor of advertisers. (Actually, during the city's last big fluid-raising campaign, the Courier offered to publish a standing list of donors and the amount contrbuted. (This proposition was rejected by the committee which headed the drive. Without the committee's cooperation, the newspaper felt it useless to pursue efforts to publish any kind of lists, which naturally would be in the hands of the committee. (This newspaper has been advised by newspaper law specialists of the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association, which serves large and small papers in 15 states, that publication of lists of non-contributors constitutes libel and must be avoided'. Prom the report made by Mr. Thomas last night, it would seem the city has about 30 days to raise the money- Mr. Hall stated, "I think we would have a fair chance of getting this industry to BIytheville if we can go back to their office in about 30 days with a concrete proposition." About 50.000 square feet of floor space Is the immediate need of the company, Mr. Thomas said. They expect to expand this to 100.000 square feet and, if their BIytheville operation is comparable to that of six other plants, bring their employ- ncnt total up to around 400. He explained the 200-man total would mean a payroll of $100 000 j jer week. j Mr. Thomas estimated acreage requirements at from 12 to 14 and 'possibly more. They don't want to be restricted in regard to expansion plans." | Company officials, he pointed out, :lid not lay out any flat demands regarding the community financing j building. "Hard facts of the case are that we have very little to offer in the way of natural resources ... and no more than most any other Southern town in the manner of human resources. We feel we must have a building fund to overcome competition of other towns," Mr. Thomas told the group. (Continued from Page 1) North Koreans did not. He said he did not make the sensational escape for the S100.000 reward as he did not know about the reward although he was "glad" when he heard about the prize. The pilot told in narrative form iis flight Monday to Kimpo Air Base. He said he left his base, which e declined to reveal, about 9 a.m. on what was supposed to be a •outine training flight. As soon as he got out of view of :he base, he changed his direction ind bolted south, he said, adding hat he felt his "heart beating •apidly." "I decided not to miss the opportunity," he said through the nterpreter. Immediately after the news con- 'erence, the pilot was escorted 'rom the correspondents billets by Air Force officers" to an undis- losed location in Seoul. An Air Force spokesman said t wpuld be "up to him" whether would leave South Korea. PAGE ma U.N. (Continued from Page 1) broadened to Include' non-belligerent countries. k British Minister of State Selwyn Lloyd and French Delegate Henri Hoppenot quickly lined up behind Lodge's proposal. Both agreed thai the conference itself is competent to consider any suggestions to widen its own composition. Lloyd declared no useful purpose can be served by another public debate on the question now. The u. S. move came as a complete surprise. Tile offer to send a representative to discuss arrangements with the Communists was the Jirst time the United States had indicated willingness to deal directly with Communist China on political and diplomatic matters. Except for the truce negotiations at Panmunjom jom, the United Stales had handled such matters through neutral Sweden, which has diplomatic rela- wilh the Peiping regime. Vishinsky's move to have the assembly reopen debate on the parley had seemed to face certain defeat even before Lodge made his new proposal. With the Courts CIRCUIT (Criminal) — State of Arkansas vs. William T. Dunn, forgery and uttering. State of Arkansas vs. Elayne Dunn, forgery. Negro Deaths Annie Lee Long Services for Annie Lee Long, who died suddenly yesterday at the home of her son, Eddie Long, in Muncie, Ind., are to be conducted in Bethel AME Church at 2 p.m. Sunday by Rev. Thomas J. Brown, pastor. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Willie Long, BIytheville; three sisters, Millie Donaldson and Lusetta Davis of Muncie and Nettie Brassfleld, Greenwood, Miss.; one brother, Essie Williams, Monies Miss.; six sons, Aaron, Eddie anc Louis Long, all of Muncic, I Very Long, Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., Henry and William Long, Saginaw Mich.; and three.daughters. Sophie Byrd and Lula Alexander, both of Michigan City, Ind., and Ocie Anderson, Dell. Home Funeral Home is in charge HUMPHREY (Continued from Page 1) bo sought (o make up the loss revenue if required for defense. It Is officially estimated that ab lillon of the excess profits tax ai the 10 per cent cut In Indivldu taxes would cost the governme 5!i billion dollars over a full yea Treasury "Nervous" Sen. George (D-Ga) said earli today he docs not believe the E senhower administration will re ommend a federal sales tax." "I will be greatly surprised the secretary o( the Treasu comes up with such a proposal he told newsmen. George, former chairman of tl Senate Finance Committee long-time lax specialist, said 1 knew (he Treasury was "nervou? about revenue it is scheduled lose next year because of aut malic tax cuts written into pre ent law. With (hese losses, the Treasiu "may find itself obliged" to see some new sources of revenue, 11 senator said. ' Negro Churches Plan 'Fellowship Day' The Negro Interdenomination Ministerial Alliance met yesterda at Carter Temple CME Church make plans for an Interdenomln: tional "Fellowship Day" to be he in October. Date and place of the meeting scheduled to be decided at ne: week's meeting of the alliance. Dell FFA Elects New Slate of Officers DELL — Ray Gulp has been nam ed president of the Future Fannei of America chapter here. Other new officers include Hi. son Harris, vice president; Jen ^tailings, secretary; Benny Gil -rcasurcr. Bobby Ramsey, reporter •Coehlcr Blankenship, sentinel; an Don Peoples, parliamentarian. COMING SOON! to fie Announced in the Courier News GEM THEATRE "Osceola's Finest" •••••••t•••••••••••••«« LAST TIME TONIGHT Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis In "THECADDY" 4 —COMING — for 4 BIG DAYS "SHANE" In Technicolor Starring Alan Ladd Starts Seat. Sept, 26 ITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. with a Studebabr true of good foots tfaf btiifc/goodw/// .A Studebaker truck's tmoothly streamlined design helps a lot to reduce operating costs. Not just on the outside, but all the way through, the whale truck has the right build for real thrift. Frame, springs, axles and engine Week ore free from excess weight that would •woste power. All this saves plenty of gasoline—and Studebaker craftsmanship is so wear-resisting, the truck seldom needs a serious repair. Hundreds of thousands of Studebaker trucks are cutting costs millions of dollars yearly for their owners. Come in right away and get your short of these savings. CHAMBLIN SALES COMPANY Railroad & Ash Street! W. D. "Bill" Chamblin, Owner Phone 6888 TUBS & WED SPACE V/AYS With Howard Duff & Eva Barter MOX -THEATRE- In West BIytheville Air Conditioned by Refrigeration Show Starts Weekdays 7:00 Sat. Sun 1.00 Always A Double Feature On Our Wide Vision Metallic Screen TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY Marilyn Monroe and Zsn Xsa Gabor In WE'RE NOT .MARRIED — AND — WIK-MWIM .. MOOT 8UNKE.~™.ii«'.i,.. LONG COMEDY IKE (Continued from Page I) Istrallon Is putting things off—is operating a "government by postponement." Turning; to Eisenhower, Lodge said: "Well, Mr. President,.you didn't postpone an armistice in Korea. If this is postponement perhaps we could stand some more of it." Aiken Kcplies And Sen. Aiken (K-VU, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, hit back at charges by Democrats (hat the administration has broken its 1952 campaign pledges to the farmers. "The American farmer will not be fooled by false propaganda," Aiken said. Pageant to Be G/Ven At Negro Church Apple Hill, Negro pianist and playright, will stage a pageant, "The Ten-Talent Church," at, 7:30 p. m. Saturday at Bethel AME Church at First and Coleridge. One hundred representatives oi Negro churches in BIytheville are scheduled to take part in the pageant, which depicts the development of the Christian church. It will be open to the public. 3 Missco Towns inter Community Contest Three Mississippi County towns have entered the fourth annual Arkansas Community Accomplishment Contest for 1353-54. They are Leachville, Joiner and Osceola. Leachville was the first wiener lut year In Its population clasi. The contest period Is from Mar. 1 to Feb. 28, and deadline for ac- complishment reportt It April 1, A total of $4,800 In prize* win be awarded. sis- I r^ over for A 1& finger's ( pw* 11 (\ * .BT" Deliciously Different/ -\ Definitely Belter, Trie MOUNTAIN GROWN Coffee! Use J4 Less Copjriztil J.A.F. i Co.. 195 'SEE JIMMIE FIRST" CAM THIS G-E ALL-ELECTR5C CUSTOM CUSTOM Aim>MATIC. STYLED TO GO TOGETHER I-Iere is a wbrksaving pair of Genera) Electric appliances that gives you a real All-Electric Home Laundry. 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