The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 28, 1954 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 28, 1954
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MONDAY, JUNE 28. 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREE Airliner, Navy Craft Collide in Mid-Air; 2 Reserve Officers Killed COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — John G. Rankin ate breakfast today with just his right hand. His left hand was still wrapped in heavy bandages from friction burns received last night when he and 30 other passengers slid down a rope from a burning American Airlines plane that crash-landed after colliding with a Navy Beechcraft here. Commodity And Stock Markets— New York Cotton (12:30 quotations) July 3350 3360 3349 3350 Oct 3388 3391 3383 3385 Dec 3393 3398 3393 3397 Men 3410 3415 3410 3413 New Orleans Cotton July 3336 3355 3336 3352 Oct 3387 3389 3383 3383 Dec 3394 3397 3394 3396 Mch 3415 3417 3415 3415 Chicago Soybeans July 368 375 363 J / 2 374 Sept .... 274 277Vis 27234 27714 Nov .... 254 258% 253Vk 258% Jan 257 262 256& 262 Chicago Wheat July .... 1893s 190% 189 ! 's 190 Sept .... 1931-2 194ft 192% 194 Chicago Corn July ... 157% 158 1571,2 157-^ Sept .... 154' 4 154^ 8 153% 154% 167 3-8 56 1-4 38 3-4 69 7-8 63 3-4 117 1-2 48 72 1-4 64 3-4 21 3-8 32 3-8 58 1-2 29 7-8 43 3-8 18 5-8 87 1-4 68 1-4 64 7-8 49 42 3-4 New York Stocks (72:45 quotation*) A T and T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Coca-Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central Int Harvester Republic Steel Radio Socony Vacuum Studebaker Standard of N J Texas Corp Sears U S Steel Sou Pac Livestock NATIONAT STOCKYARDS, HI. UP)— (USDA)— Hogs 10,500: moderately active: barrows and gilts 2550 lower than Friday's average; sows steady to mostly 25 lower; bulk choice 180-230 "ib 24.00-60; mostly 24.25 up; several loads mostly choice No. Is and 2s 24.75; ew lots 24.65; 240-270 Ib 22.75-24.00; around 300 Ib butchers 21.00-25; 150-170 Ib 23.00-24.25; few 120-140 Ib 21.25-22.75; sows 400 Ib down 18.25-20.00; few choice light weights 20.25; heavier sows 15.25-17.75; boars 10.00-16.50. Cattle 9,000; calves 1,500: opening slow on all classes with very little done on steers and yearlings; initial bids unevenly lower; limited number utility and commercial cows weak to 50 lower at 11.0013.00; little done on others; virtually nothing done on bulls; veal- ers steady; good and choice 14.0019.00; a few prime 20.00: commercial and low good 10.00-14.00. Navy (fives Help SAN DIEGO, Calif. (IP}— The South of Broadway Assn. at its luncheon meeting reached the time to pledge allegiance to the flag. But no flag. A member looked out the window, spotted a destroyer tender in the harbor with the Stars and Strips flying. Members turned right-face, eyed the distant flag anci pledged allegiance. Two Naval Reserve officers died in the crash. Rankin, 54-year-old Louisville, Ky., employe of a fishing tackle firm, slid to safety after a woman passenger stalled in front of him, afraid of the 25-foot rope plunge. "Lady," he told her, "we've got to go." He said he grabbed her with his right arm and slid down the rope by his left hand. He suffered severe hand burns. Eyewitnesses on the ground said the Navy plane exploded in a "ball of fire," spattering burning debris in the dusk, then crashed just east of the Port Columbus Airport. 'The dead were identified as Lt. Cmdr. John R. Hoerath, 35, of ] nearby Westerville and Lt. Cmdr. Donald G. Edgar, 48, of Columbus. Capt. J. C. Pollard, 32, of Nashville, pilot of the American Airlines passenger Convair, brought his ship safely to earth. Its wings were flaming from gasoline spilled in the crash and the left engine was torn loose. Crippled and burning, the Con- vair skidded across the Port Columbus runway on its nose. Exit Door Damaged Trapped inside by a damaged t exit door up front near the nose, j the passengers and three crew j members escaped down a coarse rope 25 feet to safety. The safety door was forced open by slim, auburn-haired stewardess Martha Jane Gunn, 24, of Nashville, Term. A baby was dropped into the arms of its parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Her r man of Columbus, when they were unable to take the child with them down the rope. Investigators from the Civil Aeronautics Board were expected to arrive today from Washington and Chicago to study the crash. The planes collided as both neared Port Columbus for landings. The Civil Aeronautics Authority here said a preliminary reported indicated both planes had been given "an okay for an approach but only the American Airlines plane had been given an okay for a landing." The passenger plane was bound from Memphis to Cleveland, Ohio. The Navy plane was returning to Columbus from Lafayette, Ind. One eyewitness, pilot John H. Corrier, 35, of Columbus, said the Navy plane pulled up apparently on trol tower orders to make a different approach and crashed into the front undersection cf the huge passenger ship. McCarthy Will Be Asset To GOP, Solon Says NEW YORK (&) — The chairman of the GOP Congressional Campaign Committee says communism (will definitely be an election issuee j this year and Sen. Joseph R. Mc- j Carthy R-Wis. "Will prvoe to be [an asset" to the Republican party. Rep. -Richard Simpson. "We can elect more Republicans if. we use McCarthy" throughout the country. He said on a television program he will "urge" McCarthy to campaign for GOP candidates who ask his help. The United States uses about 30,000,000 trees each Christmas, nearly one third of them imported from Canada. Of the trees cut in this country, small farms yield 44 per cent. World War I Trigger Man Is Honored SARAJEVO, Yugoslavia (7P) — Forty years ago today, a big open touring car stopped on a main Sarajevo street amid hundreds of spectators. A shot rang out and a large bemedaled man in the rear seat pitched forward, mortally wounded. While the crowd gasped in horror, the pistol barked again. This time the beautiful \\-hite-go\vned woman crumpled and rolled from the seat. Fifteen minutes later the Arch- dyke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austrian-Hugarian throne, and his wife, the Countess Sophie Shotek, were dead. This double assassination on June 28, 1914. triggered the first of the two great wars of the 20th Century. Today, as on every anniversary, the people of this ancient Bosnian city held a service of rerembrance —not for the royal couple that died, but for the assassin, a student named Gavrilo Princip. Princip, 20 years old when he fired the fatal shots, touched, off a disastrous four-year war. But in Bosnian eyes he also accomplished his purpose—freedom from Austro- Hungarian rule. Yugoslavia became a free and united nation at the end of Wolrd War I. Princip died in an Austrian prison and is buried in Sarajevo in a ceremonial tomb. INSURANCE GROUP OFFICERS — Installed Saturday to head the Blytheville Association cl" Life Underwriters were U'rom the left) Paul Marion, vice president; E. S. Moore, president; and John M. Duncan, secretary-treasurer. In the meeting- at Hotel Noble, quality awards went to Louis Cherry, L. E. Old and Dave Hampton. (Courier News Photo) CHURCHILL (Continued from Page 1) contribution to the defense of the free world." The Western powers want about 12 German divisions formed to strengthen Western Europe's security against Communist forces. Determination Expressed Eisenhower and Churchill said they were "determined to achieve" the goal of a German contribution to defense, "convinced that the Bonn and Paris treaties provide the best way." These treaties would give West Germany self rule, set up a six- nation European army including French and German forces, and tie the whole to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. They then welcomed a statement made by the new French Prime Minister Pierre Mendes - France about a week ago saying that France's allies had a right to know France's answer. In the words of Eisenhower and Churchill, they welcomed the French assurance "that an end must be put to the present uncertainties." The French government was in effect advised against any new attempt to reopen negotiation of the Bonn and Paris treaties. The com- munique recalled that EDC has been ratified by West Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, and that only Italian and French ratification are needed. That of France is the key one. Eisenhower and Churchill warned that the four ratifying nations "naturally . . . are unwilling to disregard their previous legislative approvals, to reopen these complex questions." 'UATEMALA (Continued trom Page 1) labor unions sent their members circling through the city in jeeps. shouting "Go home, Yanks." They also fired several shots. U.S. families kept close to their homes, but the sentiment appeared to subside after Arbcnz' broadcast last night. Later Diaz told newsmen he would protect U.S. interests. Arbenz Angry He and other army leaders decided that Arbenz must go at an all-day meeting yesterday. Then Diaz: Lt. Col. Carlos SiU'ti, head of the National Superior Council of Defense; and Col. Enrique Parinello communicated their decision to the President. Arbenz was reported extremely angry at their decision but finally agreed to get out .after the army guaranteed the safety of himself and his family. Arbenz .announced his resignation personally in a broadcast at 9 p.m. on the government radio. He said he was stepping down "with bitter pain but with the firm conviction that the people will retain what has cost so much in this struggle of tears and blood." "The day will come when there will be triumph for loyal Guatemalans under Col. Diaz," he declared. Arbenz bitterly attacked the United Fruit Co. of Boston, which he. has accused of backing the rebel invasion in revenge [or his government's expropriation of part of the company's vast holdings in Guatemala. He also accused "Mercenary North American aviators" of bombing and sinking the 2,036-ton B r i t i s h-owned merchant ship Springfjord in the harbor of San J. H. Reynolds, Arkansas Educator, Former College President, Dies CONWAY (.7! — Funeral services for John Hugh Reynolds, former president of Hendrix College and once acting president of the University of Arkansas, who died Saturday night, were held here this morning. Reynolds, 85, was president of Hendrix College from 1913 to 1945. He was acting president of the University of Arkansas in 1912 and 1913. He held honorary degrees from Southern Methodist University, the University of Arkansas and Hendrix College. A former nistory and political science professor, Reynolds was the founder and served as secretary many years of the Arkansas Historical Association. AF Tanker Hits Mountain; 14 Persons Killed MARCH AIR FORCE BASE. Calif. <•[') -~ An invesUnation was under way today into the crash of a bis Air Force refueling plane on Box Springs Mountain early yesterday with a loss of M lives. The KC97 Strato Tanker ot the 96th Bomb Wing at Alms Air Force Base. Okla.. struck the mountain at the 3,000-foot, level while groping thorugh a he:.vy overcast for a landing at Norton AFB at San Bernardino. The pilot had tusked permission to land at March AFB here. 111 miles south of Norton. But because of a local overcast, the plane was directed by radio to land at Norton. Box Springs Mountain is between the two bases. After striking the mountain, the four-engine plane slid onto a boul- dered ridge and burst into flames. Ninety minutes later ground rescue units from March AFB reached the scene and radioed that there were no survivors. The plane was on a routine training; flight from Altus. In addition to the regular crew of seven, it carried seven passengers. FLOOD NEHRU (Continued from Page 1) rr the woman he worshipped—English actress Lily Lungtry. S o v e n t y Pullman passengers worn evacuated by helicopter before nightfall yesterday. Weary but glad to be .safe—the kids jumping with the excitement of a 'cop! ter ride™ the evacuees went into Del Rio for a hot meal tit the hotel last niuht and wore sent by train to San Antonio and on to their destinations. The helicopters flew a thousand pounds of food to the 19<> passengers still left on the train. Many of them wore doctors returning i from the. American Medical Assn. convention in San Francisco. The Rio Grande nt Del Rio, 60 miles down the river from Langtry, was at u record 40 feet this morning and still rising. Sixteen feet, puts it out, of its bunks. Its previous highest in history Was 35.5 feet in 1932. Del Rio is about three miles from the river bank and has a population of 14,211. Eagle Pass, with a population of 7,'J7ti, and 55 miles downstream from Del Rio. was in more danger. The town itself is only about a | hundred yards from the river. The Km Grande there was up. to 42.8 foot totiay and was expected to crest at 50 feet tonight. Its previous Out/aw Checks Outlaws YUM A, Ariz. W — Jack Outlaw has been appointed state cattle inspector to check brands and stolen stock. Jose. Guatemala, yesterday. Officials said the ship was-bombed at anchor in the Pacific port by an unidentified plane and was set afire. Speaking after him, Diaz said. 'The struggle against mercenary invaders of Guatemala will not abate." "Col. Arbenz has done what he thought his duty." he continued. "I shall carry on. I am deeply grateful for the trust he placed in me. Conquests gained by Guatemalans in the last 10 years will not be loif. . . . We face great sacrifices. ... I also have ample faith in the future." Tax Boost Profitable HARRISBURG, Pa. (#>)—Harrisburg citizens apparently are more willing to pay a $10 city per capita and residence tax than a S5 levy. The City treasurer reports that the percentage of resident paying their taxes early has risen steadily over the years- Even though the total tax was recently doubled the number of people paying the first two months was up slightly. Reverse Giveaway GREENVILLE, S. C. (£) — When a man driving a truck saw police- • man C. G. Fowler, he threw the j truck into reverse and backed up a j full city block. j The peculiar action led to inves- j tigation. The truck was stolen Fowler arrested the driver. An electronic "brain" has been invented that will calculate the arrival time of airplanes at an airport and, in case two planes would arrive simultaneously, figure out a slight detour for one. r LEE WARD h the rifht man for CHANCELLOR Vote Auf. It, 1W* Political AdvertlMiittAt F*M for by L«« Wart B-4-U GO ON VACATION Or Make a Trip DO 3 THINGS: 1. Get Travel Accident Insurance. Only 25c a day. Pays up to $5,000. Pays weekly benefits. 2. Check your Auto Liability Insurance. We offer full standard protection, at the lowest rates in some of the oldest and largest companies in the world. 3. Buy TRAVELERS CHECKS for Safely. UNITED INSURANCE AGENCY Large writers of auto and truck insuranct at low rates 111 W. Main — Acrose Rosy Theatre Blytheville — Phone 3-6812 A. F. "DEE" Dietrich, M*r. g et "Dee" ALL FORMS Of INSUJUNCff AT A SAVINGS "Not Understood I We move along asunder. Our paths grow wider as the seasons creep Along the years: We marvel and we wonder Why life is life: We drink to fall asleep— Not Understood! "Not Understood! We gather false impressions, And hug them closer as the years go by, Till virtures often seem to us transgressions, And thus men rise and fall and live and die— Not Understood! "Not Understood' How many hearts are aching! For lack of sympathy! Oh, day by day- How many cheerless, lonely hearts are breaking! How many noble spirits pass away! Not Understood! 0 God! That men would see a little clearer! Or judge less harshly where they cannot see! 0 God! That men would draw a little nearer To one another; they'd be nearer Thee AND Understood! —Selected No one needs a smile so much as he who has none left to give. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Box 873 — Blytheville, Arkansas Anyone Interested Invited to Our Meetings Op-en Meetings 8:00 p. m. Every Friday Night Closed Meetings 8:00 p. m. Every Tuesday Night Club Room over Hardy Furniture Co. I. Main Street — Blytheville, Ark. (Continued Irom Page 1» that, in order to seek common measures for the maintenance of peace and security in Asia. it. is deMrable for the appropriate persons of the principal Asian countries to meet occasionally and to onsult with one another." Both Chou and Nehru intimated that their declarations of mutual friendship and cooperation were only a beginning 1 in closer relations. Negro Deaths Kitty Lee Services for Kitty Lee, 95. who died at her home Friday east of Blytheville, will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Morning- Star Bap- tisi Church by the Rev. S. A .Parker. Burial will be at Burton Spur Cemetery with Caston Funeral Home in charge. She is survived by one son, Eddie Fields of Blytheville: two sisters. Fannie Morris of Blytheville and Susie Williams of Poplar Bluff. Traffic Violators Fined Horace Atchley WHS fined $100 and costs and sentenced to 24 hours in jail — in Municipal Court this morning on a charge of driving while intoxicated. Bill McLeod and Doyle Johnson both forfeited $10 bonds on charges of speeding. was 49 feet in 1932. New cloudbursts in the ranch and wasteland above Del Rio overnight sent the river coursing. Alaj. William Hughes, in charge of one group of the M helicopters, said he had reports he believed were accurate that from 8 to 10 inches of rain had fallen overnight in the drainage urea above this tiny, famous town. MaJ. Hughes said his report of new cloudbursts came from ranchers and others in the sparsely- settled area. Operations base for 13 helicopters was Launhlin Air Force Base at, Del Rio. GO miles downstream from Langtry. At Del Rio the swollen Rio Grande tore away the concrete approach to the International Bridge on the Mexican side, cutting the city off from Mexico. The helicopters, most of them carrying food and water into Langtry and six passengers buck, landed at a cleared five-mile strip of U.S. Highway 90 near Comstock, Tex. There the train passengers boarded buses, which took them into Del Rio. The Southern Pacific sent a special Pullman train from San Antonio to pick up its patrons. The Texas highway patrol counted 259 stranded motorists, many of them tourists, at Lang-try and said all were comfortable, although many had to sleep in their cars. Rains slackened today after pouring as much as 10 inches onto the goat and sheep-raising slopes of the Big Bend Mountains. The downpours were the result of last week's Gulf hurricane, which sent, turbulent weather far up the Rio Grande watershed. Gunmen Clean out Cornfield Diet Game; Get $9,000 ATWOOD, Term. UD — Throt robbers, armed with a sawed-off shotgun and pistols, broke up * 20-man dice game in a corn field near here yesterday and drove off with about $9,000, the state patrol reported. Cpl. Hal L. Smith and Patrol- mun Chester Bullington Jr. laid the robbers made the dice shooters remove their shoes and then chased them into a nearby woods by firing' shots over their heads. "When th*e gunmen left," Smith reported, "two or three of the men got toto their car to chase them." The pursuers caught up with (he robbers but after an exchange of shots the robbers got away, the officer said. Troop 38 Returns From Cedar Valley Boy Scout Troop 38 returned from Cedar Valley the Eastern Arltanta* Council's summer camp, yesterday aiun- having picked up several honors. , Its leader at camp, Cecil Lowe, institutional representative of the Christian Church troop, was initialed into the Order of Arrow. DCwnyne Miller and Jerry Lowe participated in the water carnival, the latter getting a first in the .sldcstroke 3 event- The troop was reorganized during the past year and sent eight boys to the summer camp. Housing Probe Begint WASHINGTON (/!'>—The Semite Banking Committee today opens a full scale probe of alleged multimillion dollar housing scandals.. The inquiry may run through the rest of this year. The housing scandals, first aired by the* White House april 12, have already brought the ouster of * dozen or more officials, most of whom held top jobs in the Federal Housing Administration. More than 200 different types of cheese are made from milk. NOTICE My Office Will Be CLOSED Until July i DR. F. DON SMITH TIM! TO INSURE YOUR FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE It's wonderful to be free! That's the dream of people all over the world. And lucky YOU, Mr. American, can add to your basic fi'ecuorus the financial independence we all seek. How? ... By saving regularly at our bank. Small amounts from each pay check soon shape up to a stalwart defense against the uncertain future. Open your savings account here today ! ! We are now Paying 2% Interest on Savings THE FARMERS B A M V A W l\ & TRUST COMPANY The Oldeit Bonk In Mississippi County •TIME TRIED - PANIC TESTED 1 * r.D.I.C. - $11.000 E*eh Deposit Member feder*! ftesert* 8y*e*«

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