The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 14, 1954 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, July 14, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JULY 14. lt§4 1 Box Office Optns 6:45 Show Starts 7:00 p. m. Admission 15c & 35c At All Times WED.. & THURS. Double Feature . ^.•^"^"•sy Only a Scar Remains At Memorable Spot Near Alamogorda By STEVE LOWELL ALAMOGORDO, N. M. (AP) — The eyes of the passengers searched the hazy distance, following the directing finger of the airliner's pilot. SCOTT 6RADY-K.T. STEVENBJCHARDJOBER i M £mU LJO* fIMS hmntitiai *"^**3HHNB Cartoon. "Riding Hood' j Under the shoulder of bleak, bar- iren Oscuro Range, they finally saw I what he was trying t-o point OUT. It wasn't much, just a little disk- shaped spot in the desert—a little darker than surrounding land. Not much—that scar—not much to show for the world-shaking event that happened there nine years ago. That spot is all that remains to mark the first atomic explosion July 16, 1945. Some months ago a construction outfit finished scraping up the glasslike substance formed of the surrounding sandy topsoil as the intense heat of the blast melted it. The Atomic Energy Commission didn't want to take any chances Ithat the desert wind might stir up radioactive dust from the trinitite as it slowly distintegrated. Buried In Pit The contractor scraped it up and buried it in a large pit nearby. Then the Soil Conservation Service stepped in and planted grass ti believed would thrive in the desert area. Apparently it was right, for that grass i» a little greener than the surrounding area. Maybe it gets a little more water too. for it's in a Two building permits were issued 1.100-foot-wide, 10-foot-deep saucer by the city last week for construc- momentous blast. Apparently nar.ure will have to continue as the only marker of the spot—maybe for years to come, for the area is part of White Sands j Proving Ground, one of the nation's prime rocket development sites. The spot eventually is to be opened as a national monument, but even National Park Service officials must obtain special permission to get into the area. The glassy material, named for Trinity, where the historic blast was set off. is gone, but as a park service official says: "At least no one can remove the site." Building Permits and Real Estate Transfers SO YOU DIDN'T BELIEVE IT? — Here's picture proof of a big fish story from Bimini Island, which is in the British West Indies. The 20,000-pound whale shark "caught" by the fishing cruiser, Alberta, is hoisted out of water by a crane after the Alberta towed it to shore? (AP Wirephoto.i 1 pounded into the desert by the AIR CONDITIONED BY REFRIGERATION Listen to KLCN at 10:10 a., and 4 p.m. for Ritz & Roxy Pro gram Ann oun cements Wed. • Thurs. Fri. tion of a $2,000 four-room, frame residence on Bell Street by Chester Renfro and a $2.500 one-room, concrete block service building in the rear Of 411 West Walnut by Mrs. Marilyn Blaylock. Real estate transfers recorded in the circuit clerk's office last week were: R. H. Green to Marvin and Mildred Vicker. for $10 and other consideration, E 115 ft. Lot 1, Block 29, Blythe Addition. J. R. Evans. Jr., to Charles R. Doctors Seek Cause of Death Of Ward Heir CHICAGO W) — A top-flight team of patholoeists began a final exami- I nation today of the body of mail or- j der heir Montgomery Ward Thorne I in an effort to determine the cause j of his mysterious death. j Thome's body was dug up from i its grave yesterday when Coroner '.Walter E. McCarron obtained an ' order from the Criminal Court. ! McCarron is seeking to determine i whether Thorne ied a natural 1 death, succumbed to a \ possible , overdose of drugs or was slain j June 19. nine days after he made | major changes in his will. Dr. Harry Leon, coroner's physi- Nonunion Mine Closed After 9 Are Attacked PENNINGTON GAP. Va. (£!—A nonunion coal mine near this community in the tip of southwest Virginia was closed down today after nine miners were ambushed yesterday as they prepared to go to work. None of the miners was hurt at the C. R. Tomblinson mine about 11 north of here in Lee County. Tomblinson, the mine's owner, said "a dozen or more" men shot at his working: force "for about 15 minutes." He said he picked up "a pound of empty cartridges" after a fusillade of shots from a wooded area surrounding the small mine's entrance. A man called him up yesterday. Tomblinson said, ask'ing: "if I were ready to sign up. The caller did not identify himself. Tomblinson said he had worked under a United Mine Workers contract the past three years but canceled it April 19 "because we just couldn't make it paying: union rates." Lee County Sheriff W. P. Bays, i venturing an opinion the attackers 'were bluffing, said his office investigated but made no arrests. Tomblinson said his miners refused to work now and he would not reopen unless he "can get somebody to work it." UMW officials were not available for comment. Libyan Premier In U.S. for Talks NEW YORK I/P) — Mustafa Ben •Halim, 33-year-old Prime Minister : of Libya, arrived yesterday for : North African air base talks with U. S. officials in Washington. j TOKYO UP) —Miisuo Harada, head j The young Prime Minister said I of the Japan Astronautical Society, one subject to be discussed with has accepted a 25-cent down pay- American officials is making per- ment for passage to the moon. It manent a temporary agreement of i came from a member of the space- 1951 which allows the United States j travel society who said he was to build air bases in Libya. "tired of earth." a second person administered i j narcotics into the youth's veins. THK STOHY OF A LOVK THAT MADE WONDCHFUi. MUStCf mm JUNE mm GLMMILLER STORY" CHARLES DRAKE - GEORGE TOBIAS • HENRY MORGAN and Ml.*. Mu«mf "Gr.oii"oi Gu»i< Stofl' FUHCES UMSRHB-ITOIS MKST30H6-KHE KRUPH-8EK KRUCK-TK MMOiliB PLUS SELECTED SHORTS Moore, for «1 and other considera- j cian - na ? concluded that the 20- tion. E half, SW quarter. Sec. 28- j year-old Thorne died from a combi- T14N-R11E. ! nat *° n °f narcotics, a sleeping po- Margaret A. Wilson to City of j iion and w °od alcohol. He opined Blytheville. N 54 ft., Lot 8, Sam Borne Addition. Sara Ann Kimes to Wenford Kimes, Berford Kimes. James N. Kimes and Cletus L. Kimes, for $1 and love and affection, Lot 3. Block 1, Blytheville Lumber Co.. First Addition. Susan Moore to Robert and Jannie Jomes, for UO and other consideration, Lot 26, Block 10, W. W. Hollipeter, Second Addition. Frank and Beulah Warner to Agnes Taylor, for $10 and assumption of indebtedness. E 50 ft. Lot 11, Lot 12 except E 50 ft.. Replat J. P. Pride and Gateway Subdivision. Kenneth and Dora Matthews to Louise Ashabranner. for $1 and other consideration, N half Lot 5, Wright's Addition, Manila. Mrs. J. I. Choate to L. V. and Rhea, Williams, for $10 and other consideration, S half of S half of NW quarter of 3ec. 11-T15N-R10E. Christopher and Mozella Langston to Sue Burks, for $300. a tract j of land in NE quarter or NW quar- j ter of Sec. 4-T15E-R12E. j Victor and Allie Martin to Alford ' and Beulah Chronister, for $10 and ! other consideration. Lot 2. Thompson Addition. OPENS 6:45 EACH NIGHT SHOW STARTS AT DUSK 2 SHOWS EVERY NITE! RAIN or SHINE! MOX -Theatre- On West Main St. In Blythevillt Show Starts Weekdays 7:00 Sat.. Sun. 1:00 On Our Wide-Vision Metallic Screen LAST TIMES TONIGHT CARLOAD Admitted for 2 - 50?: Tickets Double Feature Actress Plans Marriage HOLLYWOOD (/** — Actress Kathleen Hughes. 25,* and film producer Stanley Rubin will be married next month in a civil ceremony in Los Angeles. BVD SPECIALS On . . . APPLIANCES Good Condition G.E. Refrigerator • BVD Special $49.95 Hotpoint Automatic Washer - BVD Special $49.95 Frigidafre Deluxe Automatic Washer - BVD Special $79.95 Westinghous* RANGE - z • BVD Special $49.95 JIMMIE EDWARDS 301 E. Main St. Jimmie First" FURN CO. Phone 2 2487 LAST TIMES TONIGHT Double Feature SPECT.*,c»iAR! COLO™ BY TECHNICOLOR lAVESo/ 3ABYLON' i,r.-.£ RICHARD COJfiE - LINO A CHRISTIAN- »•* MAU 'i»v "" Sww ?i « S'' WL ! "* OTTT • rr by S»« W7ZVA.S • Dtftt!"! by WH.11AM CA5TU —AND— GlF\\rllRl)JlLIA ADAMS cam urns Trouble Along; the Way, AUNrvEfiSAMNTERNATIONAl PICTURE . - « -. VKWG. ORTIZ Plus Cartoon: "Chilly Willy" THURSDAY and FRIDAY BLYTHEVILLE SHOWING With 'ohn \Yayne £ Betty Bin-bridge ALSO COMEDY THURS.. & FRI. Double Feature — BARBARA RUSH • cwv HUM* -AND- a calico dog of the most touching movies ever made! ALSO CARTOON •vm CHRISTIAN fOURCAOEssThe Littl* Boy • r«j«ut«d by WILLOW rtKiBfRS . i>f«s»i) by GEOUGE SCATOW NW SONOS-Lx'm »y Jsh""v B^' •' •*«* "y J«m« v*n H, u ..n - A PARAMOUNT PICTURE .^fe. Cartoons "Crop Chasers" & "Turn Talt Wolf" ADMISSION 50c CHILDREN UNDER 12 FREE WITH PARENTS r BVD EXTRA cr 406 W. Main r»h*nt J-4ff! 40% off General Mills Electrics {SPONSORED BY Every item 40% off List Price—wonderful opportunity to get finest home appliances for yoonelf, for gift«. Hurry—quantities are limited — and no more aft*r these are gone. 10% now holds choice in Lay-Away. 43.95 FOOD MIXER 25.49 At 40% off General Mills' Deluxe Model—wjth built-in Mix T5w*f, dial-controlled full power at every *p««d, slip-proof bowl control, "pop" out beaters for *o*y cleaning. Head lifts off to use at portabU mix*r, too. AC-DC 22.95 AUTO. TOASTER At 40% off I 2, .9 9 Sor« 9.9€ General Mills fine, beautifully-styled toaster with fh« extra high "pop-up"', perfect sdge-to-edg« browning. 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