The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 13, 1954 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 13, 1954
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VAGE TWO BUTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 1M4 6 Killed, 4 Hurt as Jet Fightei Plows into California Homes LONG BEACH, Calif. l*-8hroud- ed la rain clouds, an Air Force >t fljtoter plane rocketed into a •Ifnal Hill residential district late yeeterday, demolished two homes *nd' exploded,, set fire to a third home and damaged a fourth. Six persons died and four were injured, two to seriously they may not recover. Iti addition, an elderly man, horrified at what he saw, suffered a heart attack and died. The hurtling plane ripped out telephone lines and broke BBS mains that erupted into geysers of flame. Blazing jet fuel cascaded over whnt an instant before had been a quiet neighborhood in the oil producing area, which Is completely surrounded by the city of Long Beach. The pilot, Maj. Robert A. Blair of Omaha, Neb., was among the dead. A boy perished in the street \Aiere he w»s playing. "There were flames everywhere, in the houses, spread across tile street and shooting from gas' mains." said Mrs. Dorothy Me- Cormick, who said she was almost knocked off a chair In her home by the blast. The FSB Sabre jet was one of two returning to the Long Beach Municipal Airport from Williams Air Force Base, Ariz,, when they were enveloped in dense clouds. Both jets raced out to, sea, then swept in under the clouds. One made it to the airport, but Maj. Blair's craft sheared off the top of a fir tree in front of a, home for convalescents. This house was not damaged, but next door the home of Mrs. Shirley Roberts was demolished and she and her infant son Douglas were killed. The plane exploded with this impact and disintegrated into a 200- foot roaring path of flame (is it lashed crazlly Into two other homes. The jet's blazing fuel dropped onto a (ourth residence and burned part of it. The other dead were Mrs. Shirley Ledbcttcr, 25; Stephen Louis Shoup, 11; Mrs. Grace Miller, 63, and Ernest O. Bailey, 72, who suffered the heart attack. The Injured are Edward Ledbetter, 24, and his son, Edward Lynn. 4 months, both critically burned and not expected to survive; Mrs. Nancy King, 18, who occupied the other half of a duplex with the Ledbetters, and her daughter, Sherry Lynn King, 214 months. Bricker Treaty Amendment Hit As 'Impediment' WASHINGTON W)— The proposed constitutional amendment of Sen. Bricker R-Ohio on treaty making powers was described today by John W. Davis. 1924 Democratic presidential nominee, as "an impending to our obtaining and maintaining peace," Davis now, a New York City lawyer. .' • forth his opposition in a telcgnm to Sen. Kefauver D-Tenn. Kcfauver put it in the Congressional Record. The proposed amendment would prevent treaties from becoming effective as domestic law in the absence of implementing legislation by Congress. It also would prevent treaties from being used to enlarge the legislative authority of Congress, re- Tear-Eyed Johnny To Get Divorce HOLLYWOOD (*—A Mexican divorce is scheduled Thursday for 2C-ycnr-oln Johnny nay and Marilyn Morrison, 23. daughter of Hollywood nlstht club operator Charlie Morrison. The weepiiiR ginger and his wife, who separated a year ago. have agreed on a financial settlement ami she will obtain the decree, her father told newsmen. She will leave tomorrow for El Paso, where she will meet Ray. The case will come before a judge in Chihuahua. The couple was married in May 1952 nnd separated the following Janu. - y. quiring action by the individual stales In some cases. DYESS NEWS Mm. 1. E. JACOBS PATTLING GOOD TIME—These two chaps were found, apparently boning up on their studies In , domitory ofthe cTse Institute of Technology in Cleveland, Ohio. Identification plates in their skulls shewed that they are, left to right, Skeleton No. 6 and Skeleton No. 5. Further investigation indicated that they were transfer "students" from nearby Western Reserve Medical School A Case Tech student, who for some reason wished to remain nameless, said it just happened that there was an unlocked door »t Reserve's Medical School during the night and the ikeletons were just hanging up there, kind of lonely, so ... What a job for a lady ... or for anyone. It's time to end (his.. .forever. In addition to the added convenience an automatic gas incinerator would provide, your home would be a far healthier and cleaner place without this smelly pest and fly attractor in your back yard. Your children would be safer too, because flies are spreaders of disease and the garbage can is the world's best breeding place. • It cuts down steps • Tt cuts down pests • It cuts down work • It cut* down disease • It cuts down dirt Ark-Mo Power Co. for BETTER LIVING - Frttallj Nttaral OM App4U*ce Detler Mr«. Louise Welbeck will return home thte week alter spending two weeks with her husband who 1« on a two-week leave and Is visiting his parenU at Texarkana. Henry Lee McVey of San Diego, Calif., Ii here visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee McVcy. E. A,. Nichols, Ooerge Llnton and son, Norman, returned this week from Brlnkley, Ark. Mr. and Mra. Leonard Bates and children of Kankakec, 111., came Friday for a visit with her parents, and Mrs. C. L. East and relatives. Mrs. Troy Staiwbury had as her guest Friday, Mrs. Oscar Matlock of Osceola. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Lucas of Luxora p.nd Miss Alice Holland of Dyess spent, the week end at Ravenden Springs as the guefts of Mr and Mrs. D. G. Hicks. Members of the Future Farmers of America Club and Future Home- nakers Club were honored with a Banquet Thursday night, when more than 100 persons attended. L. J. Hall and Calvin Carr left Thursday for Pontiac, Mich. Travis Ward and family lelt Sat- Jrday for Detroit, Mich., where he [s employed. Noah Passmore has gone back to ?1lnt, Mich., after being called home because of the Illness of his wife. N. C. Williams Ralph Williams left Sunday for Pontiac, Mich. Kenneth Nichols of Camp Cnr- son, Colo., arrived here for a visit! with relatives. j Miss Nina Jean Peterson oil Blythevllle came Friday for a vlsitl with her parents, the Rev. and I Mrs. W. W. Peterson. Mickey McArthur of Hughes, Ark. spent the week end with here with his family. Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Jacobs and son, Ronald Lynn, (pent Sunday al Whltton as guest of her parent!, the Rev, and Mrs, W. W. Peterson. Pvt. John Young has returned to Camp Chalfee alter a vUlt her with his wife and children. Mr, and Mrs. Richard Shelton have returned Friday from Oak Grove, Ky., after three' weeks t-h«re with their daughter, Mrs. A. J. Ap pling, Mr. Applinj and daughter, Marcla Joan. The Rev. and Mrs. Carl Appling and son, Alton motored to Oak Grove, Ky., Thursday to visit their son, A. J. Appling, and family and returned Friday. Mr. and Mrs. James MHloway have returned to Chicago. Mr. and Mrs. Gene McV«y and family have moved to Cabot, Ark. Hubert Jewel and Mis^ Frances Cook were married Friday at Hernando, Miss. Mrs. Duff May and children have gone to Flint, Mich., to live. Miss Fay Dean of Little Rock spent the weekend here as guest of Miss Juanita Lloyd. Miss Violet McVey of Memphis, spent the week end here as guests of Miss Doreen Wlnningham. Mr. and Mrs. Guy Hinson and daughter, Linda, of Henderson, Tenn spent the week end in Dyess os guests of her bother, William Jacobs, and family and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Jacobs. They left Sunday for Camden, Ark. Miss Leatrice Hayes of Mt. Clemonds. Mich., and her nephew, Donnie Holland of Detroit, Mich., arrived Saturday for a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Butler. O. D.' Bennett was here Friday from Memphis, where he has made his home for the past several months. Miss Jacklyn Puckett of Rogers, Ark., spent the holidays here as guest of 0r. and Mrs. G. F. Hollingsworth and their son, Jack of the University or Arkansas. AEC Asks Navy to Call a Halt To Letter 'Leaks' on A-Tests By EITON C. TAT WASHINGTON I*—The Atomic Energy Commission has passed word to the Navy to do something to stop those chatty «nd descriptive letters sent home by military personnel who see the big and supposedly secret atomic tests In the Pacific. Recalling a number of letters from task force personnel who witnessed the test of a hydrogen explosive device at Rnlwetok In the 'all of 1952, s reporter asked the AEC what would be done to prevent similar disclosures in the forthcoming series of tests at which »n H-weapon Is expected to be used. An AEC spokesman replied: "The task force Is expected to have adequate measures In force safeguard security restricted data. At the Pentagon, it was ex- Charles Thomson was appointed secretary of the Continental Con- gross in 1774, taking down its minutes. Admiral Blandy Dies of Stroke NEW YORK (.<P>—Adm. William H. P. Blandy. 63, a veteran of two wcrM wrrs, died late yesterday at the St. Albans Nnval Hospital here. 31andy Suffered a stroke Sunday at ils Manhattan home. He retired In 1050 after' three yeprs as commander in chief of th<* Atlantic Fleet. Blandy commanded .he first joint Army-Navy atomic lest force at Bikini in 1946. Blandy. born in New York, graduated from Annp polls at the head of his class In 1913. Only new foods are eaten in India on New Year's. Boiling of new rice is believed to bring good luck during the coming year. plained that the commtndtr of every ship and of installations •shore will be ordered to see to It that each Individual in his command receives specific instructions against writing any personal letter! to anyone describing or other- wise hinting it whit he mijr m In a test. In the \Wt test, torn* crew members were said not to hive been cautioned against letter writing. Doubt was expressed today that a mall censorship, which Involve* Inspection of each outfoln| personal letter, could be Invoked except In « war or state of tnv ergency. Even during the Korean War, no mill censorship wis la force. rnnouncemcnl We have moved our offices lo the Broadway Building, located 211 Broadway. We extend a cordial invitation to the public to visit ui in our new location. AMERICAN UNITED LIFE INSURANCE CO. J. A. BRYANT, Mgr. ^—^-^-^-^^ Poeahontas, Ark. Girl Wins', ,000 Lion Oil Scholarship e • • * Of her 2an^war, <3f Paul High School senior A prised and happy St. Paul H^ rof one a named .cholarships u the oldest of five '^. appliance f '^ Sister M. Agn<*, OS .B. . a. Barbara has been , w,th po Paul g c Paul H^ ne t ^ ^ <* ^ 17 , the » ? tM rfectncal .^ her teacher-sponsor. industrious and respond ' ^ , youn ger Wa. Barbara as Q{ ^ brother stricken w,th pobo. ^ hours . Sister AH"**, aware winner. u*d **V She hopes to use her chemistry. In ^ pur cUa- of school h H-kley, ^' ciation for the I*> for further study » fo th . , Father Edward N. ^^ ftppre . .ponsor, ta three Awards for ouUt jert, "What My Today-" Since the ac I960. Bouthem 8tudcn *™ re than $75,000. .wanted 832 pri** worth more on the contest sub- yoong Peo ple program began m have been lerboro Boltx with Teocher-Spomor, Sitter M. Agmt, O. S. I. Tennessee Girl, Mississippi Boy Win in Zones "B" and "C" Evelyn Ann Jackson, 17, is a senior at East High School, Memphis, Tenn. Active in the Future Homemakers of America, she has represented Tennessee at that organization's national convention. Evelyn plans to use her scholarship at the University of Tennemee, Knoiville. Jimmy Eaton, 17, is » senior at Gulfport, Minn. High School. An outstanding school leader and Eagle Scout, as well m an excellent student, Jimmy ex- pecU to u*e his scholarahip to enter pie-medical school »t Vanderbilt University, Nash- vilte, Tenn. nmt fall. •WOT * NAIF MOM » MtMK ANB PUN ON •SUNDAY DOWN IOUTM" IVIRT SUNDAY MO-l.K P.M. OVID mi UON RAMO MTWORK. Merit Award Winners-Zone "A" STUDENT TEACHER Betty Sue Borhom Mrs. W. P. Horlon Mono High School Jimmy Buckner Miss Eugenia C. MeOehee Crouoll High School Pat Wesley Heald Miss Olive S. Walbom IwrytUlo High School Jennie Wren Mi" Virgie E. Rogers Widen High School Conaly B.d.l! Alfred Hulchinsan Von Buron High School Joan Elaine Brown Mils Delia M. feeler login High School Marina Coalet Mrs. loit Gregory Ft. Smith Junior High School Jackie Ruth Holly Mrs, Sag* McLean Magnolia High School , Bill Hunter, Jr. Mrs. W. (. Hunter, $r. titilonel High School Alice McHughet Mrs. John leaven MurfrMIBOro High School Rodney 0. N.ol Mill Mary Plenty tlttlo lock Control High School Ruth Ann Carbarn Misi Sallie Lee Wils»n Thornton High School Willen* Scheefei Mill Pauline Rucki D»Win High School Kotherine Ford Smith Frank N. Ellis Laura Coniwr High SchMl (Auguito) Nancy Whit* fmthra Mi* html Mn. S. A. Sewell Judgen of the contest were: Dr. Harvie BraMcomb, Blmncellor; Dr. C. M. Sairatt, Vice-Chancellor; and Dr. Nora Chnffin, Dean of Women; all of Vanderbilt Univenity, NaahvUle, TenneaMt. LION OIL EL DORADO Teacher Contest Closes February 15 The teacher essay contest on "What Are My Responsibilities As A Teacher?," closing Feb. 15, oiTere thrw $1,200 graduate scholarships, three $400 cash travel grants, thirty-three $75 cash Merit Awards. Essays must be 1,000 words or less. All school teachers, including school superintendents and principals who teach in elementary or high schools in designated areas, a« eligible. Under the new three-zone system you compete only with teachers in your own zone. The current Lion Oil Student Esaay Contest close* Jan. 15. The last student contest opens immediately thereafter with essays on "How My Favorite School Subject Can Influence My Future.." Awards include three $1,000 scholarships, forty-five Merit Awards of $25 each, and $100 cash prizes to scholarship winners' schools. Teacher-sponsors of winners also share in prizes. For complete information on both contests Bet. rules bookleta from your principal, from your Lion Oil Dealer, or writ* the Lion Oil Scholarehip Fund, El Dorado, Arkansas. Why The Scholarship Fund Was Established Lion ii an integral part of the South, employing more than 2,700 persons, who receive annually over $14,000,000 in wages and benefits. Lion Oil manufactures more than sixty petroleum products which keep me wheels of Southern induitry, transportation and agriculture spinning. Lion's nitrogen fertilizers enrich the soil of Southern farms... help Southern formers produce more and better crept. 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