The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 6, 1954 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, July 6, 1954
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PAGE TWO BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, JULY 6, 1954 Czechs Ask to Trade Missing U.S. Airmen for 3 Fugitives BAERNAU, Germany (AP) — German border police said today that Czech authorities have offered to trade seven U. S. soldiers they arrested Sunday for three members of a Czech labor gang who fled to the West over the weekend. <Czech border police grabbed the Americans — six enlisted men and a captain on leave —'when they came too close to th£ border while sightseeing. Hans Buettner, a district commander of the German border police, said the Czechs made their swap offer at a border meeting with the Germans this morning. U. S. Army officials at Heidelsberg said they had no knowledge of the reported offer. Buettner told newsmen he would have a second meeting with the Czechs at the border near here later today. "We have been told by Ameri- The master of a party fishing vessel told today of "the big one that got away"—and fifty witnesses "backed up his story- Capt. J. B. Matnews, skipper of the Capt. Bae Strickland, and his crew fought a losing seven-hour -battle with a. 5-foot whale shark in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday. "It was the biggest thing we've ever seen outside a plaster cast of a whale in the New York Museum of Natural History," said Karl Dronke of Newark, N.J., who was aboard; with his.wife and son, Karl Jr. Mathews and his crewman, Milton (Sonny) Payne, had an idea they'd run into a specimen of the •world's biggest fish when the Capt. Bae Strickland shoved off Sunday for a day's Ushing in the Gulf, with more than 50 persons aboard. Missed First Try -Mathews had spotted a hugh can authorities not to make any promises," he said. He said the three Czechs who fled across are being held by the Germans in the Weiden area, near here. He said one was accused of murder by the Czech police. He said four Czechs were present at the morning meeting. •"'There may have been more in the vicinity but they must have been hiding," he added. U.S. authorities said earlier at Heidelberg that they were pressing for the release of the seven Americans. They refused to reveal their identities. Army authorities said: "We are in communication with the Czechs and are trying to obtain the release of the men." They would not elaborate. The Army said a half-ton weapons carrier truck in which the men had been driving was found abandoned late Sunday near the village of Weiden, about 15 miles from the Czechoslovak border. A West German rarmer in the area told the German police he saw ing in cobia up to 25 pounds, Math- j the men Sunday. They asked where Shades of Hemingway: Fishing Party Battles 45-Foot Shark ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. UP) — whale shark in the fishing grounds 50 miles off John's Pass a week earlier. He hooked the whale shark on a 370-pound test line then but the line snapped like a thread. Sunday, he Was prepared with •'tackle" that included a foot-long shark hook, three-foot chain leader and 500 feet of five-eighth manila line. This Was double spliced into the anchor cable which was an inch thick, with the capstan as a "reel." When the customers began haul- ews knew the whale shark was nearby, for these are free-loading fish which trail the shark for tidbits. ' The Capt. Bae Strickland made a dozen passes at the whale shark before Payne sank the 'hook into the big fish's lower jaw." Towed 18 Miles '•'The crew playee it like any other fish," Dronke said. "Math- the border was and said they wanted to take a look at it. The police said the farmer told them they were very near the border and should be careful. The German said the last he saw of them, they had left their truck and started walking toward the boundary. HST Continues Recovery KANSAS CITY W— Harry S. Truman continued to make progress in recovering from his operation but there was no indication when he'll be able to leave the hospital. "It's still too early to say how- soon Mr. Truman will be leaving," Robert E. Adams, acting administrator at Research Hospital, said last night. "Visitors still are limited. If they were not, there would be an almost constant line waiting to see him." . The former President's gall bladder and appendix were removed in an emergency operation June 20. NOW WE KNOW—"Who's got the ding dong, who's got the bells." .It's pretty belle, Maureen Eisenberg, surrounded by bells of all shapes and sizes at the American Bell Association convention in New York City. The conventioners collect bells from all over the world. Hungary Said Inciting Revolt TUNIS, Tunicia ' W — French officials accused Communist-ruled Hungary today of broadcasting radio appeals in Arabic for an uprising against the French in Tunisia. Officials said they had traced the three-times-daily broadcasts beamed to the strifetorn North African protectorate to 'a station in Budapest, the Hungarian capital, i The broadcasts advise Tunisians | not to negotiate with France, declaring that "only fighting can bring the complete independence of Tunisia." They are addressed to "nationalists and Communists." IHEUMATIC ARTHKinC VICTIMS Wfcred Fitter «eW ftm PMM A «»«ci*J KnUrW Cotte* T*W«t. Qui*. JT «>wt» blood itrvutn from intwtiav. Will not na«M«t«. Heduc« urf« meld, «rmn* quick, JOIJKW kstlnf relief to •wrtwlpiiM. G*t ««nuia« JUR. P«ln KJKBY DRUG STORES CANT KEEP A GOOD MAN DOWN—William Jewsbury, of Ft. Dodge, Kan., takes the wheel of the "Sutt-N-Jew " a vehicle he and his pal Ralph Sutterby created. Jewsbury's legs were amputated after an electrical accident. They collected parts from old cars and motorcycles and assembled the vehicle which travels ' about 18 miles ner hour. ews kept a tight line on him and Payne handled the capstan reel. They'd throw the boat in reverse now and then to take up slack, then shut off the engine and let the whale shark tow us. Some aboard complained because the captain wouldn't stop and let them catch grouper. "The whale shark didn't seem to bleed. At least it didn't attract any other sharks. "The party fishing .boat Atlanta came alongside and took off. those who'd had enough, but we stayed. So did about 25 others." The ship's log showed the whale shark towed it 18 miles during the seven hours the fight lasted. Then it gave a lunge, snapped the line and left.' Mathews estimated it would weigh 15,000 to 20,000 pounds. 3ACRAMENTO, Calif. If) — Asador Bagdazian of Freeport celebrated his 101st birthday yesterday and had this advice on how to live long: "Don't worry about things. It doesn't do any good." Imperialism By Reds New Target of USIA WASHINGTON (ffi) — Director Theodore C. Stribert of the U. S. Information agency has told his men to hit hard on tms tneme: "Red Imperialism on the march in the world today. In a message to USIA; 217 operations posts in 76 countries, Strei- bers said-who constantly raise the cry of •'Imperialism" against the United States and others-Ii-ive in fact 'led country after country in the iron tentacles of Red colonialism." "It is up -to the U. S. "to help make sure that people everywhere know with whom and with what they are dealing with, before the conspirators succeed in their evil designs for seizing power." Asia Defense Parley Opjens SINGAPORE (&— Military representatives of the United States, Britain, France and Australia opened a four-day conference here today. Their chief task was a thorough new assessment of the Allied defense position in Southeast Asia in the light of recent French withdrawals in Indochina. 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So there will always be plenty ready when you want it. That's why there's no need to increase the public debt by building federal government power projects. LIGHT rop mm** POWER FOR P&OCKESS « Ark-Mo Power Co. It is written in Matthew that three men of great wealth and great wisdom sought a sign . . . a star to follow. And seeing it they traveled a high road. And brought their treasures unto a manger . . . departed in the humility of love. In Luke it is written that poorer men, mere sheep tenders in a field, did seek a glory in the sky. And seeing it they traveled a low road. And brought their wonder unto a manger ... and departed thanking God that {Key had heard and seen. It is written, that in the lives of all men ... whether they travel high or low roads .. .. there shall sometime be for each a star as a sign ... or the sound of some glory. But they must he, as• were the wise men and the shepherds, ready to follow . . . if they would find the serenity that was in so plain a place as a manger. Alcohol is no respecter of personalities. It gets the rich man drunk as it does the poor man. Money, or the lack of it, has nothing to do with or not one is an alcoholic. It is estimated that more than two thousand people in the Blytheville area are suffering from alcoholism. They can't drink . .. and they can't face life without it. Most of these are traveling the high road. A few have already reached the level of the low road. In either case ... FALSE PRIDE has them doomed! ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Box 873 — Blytheville, Arkansas Anyont Interested Invited to Our Meetings Open Meetings 8 : 00 p. m. Every Friday Night* Closed Meetings 8:00 p. m. Every Tuesday Night Club Room over Hardy Furniture Co. E. Main Street — Blytheville, Ark. RCA Air Conditioners ENGIHEERED FOR BETTER LIVIHG...YEAR WHO! 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