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VOLUME XXXVII—NO. 10. BUTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ; ™! DO«'NANT MEWBPAPBR OP SOSWiifce ARKANSAS ANU SOUTHEAST MIWUUIU ^ Blythevitte Daily News BJytheville Courier Mississippi Valley Leader Blytlieville Herald Another Communist Defies Dies Group; To Face Citation WASHINGTON, March 28. (UP)-The Dies commute voted unanimously, today to bring its second citation ngains a Communist, Kimmn-born George Powers, secretary <)' the western. Pennsylvania party. Chairman Martin Dies announced the decision after i riotous hearing during which Powers defied the committee ,f mused to answer dozens of questions and Accused the com- - Early this week the committee] voted a contempt citation against' one i of Powers' colleagues, James It Dolsen of Pittsburgh, who refused lo name the true owner of a Communist parly card bearing the name of 'Franklin D Roosevelt.' The-contempt citation must be approved by the house and then referred to the U. S. attorney here for cou'rt action. Dplsen himself was in the committee . room during the stormy hearing. Powers' attorney, s. H. Cohn of New York, vyos threatened with a committee subpoena when lie antagonized members who sought Information from Powers about Com? . munlat party finances. Powers said the parly banks no funds in Pittsburgh and Colin objected to the question. Representative J. Parnell Thomas (Hep., N. J.), asked Cohn if he Second Part Of Indictment Due In Chicago Speech Tonight torled that the committee • could .subpoena him if it wanted lo. Thomas Insisted that Cohn be called. Dies took that request under advisement. Powers was a belligerent wit- ST. LOUIS, Mo., March 28 (UP) •District Attorney Thomas E Dewey left today for Chicago where he will make public tonight the second half of his "indictment" charging the New Deal with "cynical disregard of the principles of common honesty." The New York prosecutor, making a vigorous campaign for the Republican presidential iiomlna- "In- dlctment" here last night In .. speech denouncing tlie Roosevelt administration for "broken promises, contempt for the constitution and flagrant abuse of power." , Tomorrow he goes to Wisconsin him such routine matters as hi" own name prior to the time he had a court change It. Neither could he be persuaded lo givs . the names of his mother and lather, and he defiantly asserted that he did not bring records of the party In accordance with the committee demand. He said that he now Is a member of'the C. I. O. Steel Workers Organizing Committee. Tompltift^ ^FUtes , r •-,"•.'..',"..~.To Be Held Today Funeral services were to be held this afternoon, 3 o'clock, for Jim P. lts public pledge Tompkins Jr., who died yesterday constitution," morning at Barnes Hospital in St. He accused 1 Ihe presidential pri- Rev. Wayne Slocum Jailed As Result Of Five In Trailer The Rev. Wayne orvlllc sloeimi, 30-year-old pastor O f the Full aos- Ml Church unlll about- tils months np, was nn-eslcU today on a charge of arson in connection with the' burning of Ills house trailer j n n 19 at- tlie corner of First anil Vine streets. .He has confessed to making numerous false statements (o Insurance adjusters, according to C Kramer Roberts of LHtlc Ifock chief deputy slate lire marshal! who said the preacher had attempted to collect Insurance from two companies with which he had placed Insurance for atmut five times what the trailer cosl him. Although he allegedly admitted the-false statement, charges he denied setting fire to Ihe trailer which was damaged In a myslcrl- us blaze late one night and de- :llned to make a statement this afternoon after having been placed In tlie county jail here. He 'will be accused directly In circuit court information early icxt week, acordlng to Chief Depu- ,y Sheriff John p. Hclnmlller, who assisted In Ihe investigation which legan immediately following the fire when members of the fire dc- lartment reported to officers evidence of arson which they hud found wlille extinguishing Ihe ilaze. County officers requested an nvestigation by the state [Ire mar- hal's office. Firemen reported to county of- - Louis where he had been taken R few hours before for treatment for leukemia, witli which he was stricken six weeks ago. He was 30. The Rev. Alfred Carpenter, pastor of the ;First Baptist church, mary April 2. That primary, political observers believe, will be a significant lest, of strength between Dewey and one of his principal rivals, Sen. Arlhur H. Vandenberg IRep., Mich.), who recently, by inference, criticized the metropolitan racket-fighter for taking the stump in a pre-conventlon campaign. Charging the administration with failure to end. unemployment 'and restore prosperity because of "a •fundamental 1 ; ; .Iack'. ,o'f. .integrity <' T>ewey{ promised last night ;to-,'(keep oh-'-di^eue»big-.t-h{s--Wue Until-these thlrigs are roofed out—until we have "once more In Washington an administration which honors Its public pledges and respects the _-_ President Roosevelt of violating his party's and his own platform pledges by taking the country off the gold standard and resorting to deficit financing. "The platforms were worthless, the promises were Jalse," Dewey W m.' t0 cbndu . ct rlt(? s at "ie church said, and "at last,, in hi's budget with burial in Elm'wood cemetery. Active pallbearers selected were: E. B. Woodson, Harry Pritzius, L. H. Aiitry, Charles Newcomb, E. S. Chiles of Osccola and E. H. Burns pallbearers selecled of Osceola. Honorary were: Mayor . Marion Williams, Russell Baugh, G. B. Segraves or Osceola, J. Louis cherry, Frank Barton of Memphis, C. o. Smilli, Q. A. Eberdt, Charles S. Lemons, H. Frlsby, H. C. Weathers, Dr. T. •Jf, p - Hudson of Luxora, Dr. Hunter \= r C. Sims, J. B.' 'Daniels of Little . Rock, Rufus Branch of Pecan Point, Waldo Frazler of Little Reck, Coy Scifrcs of .Osceola, J. p. Mc- Laurln of Marigold, Miss., R. E. Short of Brink-ley, Chester Danehower of Luxora and J. Lan Williams of Osceola. Older relatives and friends from out of the city who had already arrived at noon were: Mrs. George Hale of Little Rock, a sister, with Mr. Hale and daughters, Marjorie and Ruth; Mrs. Hayes Sullivan of Vanndale, Ark., a sister, with Mr. Sullivan and children, Pat and Hayes Jr.; Mrs. James Tull of Louisville, Ky., a sister, with Mr. Tull; Miss Ann Tompkins, a stu- ' dent at the medical school of Washington University in St. Louis, tx sister; Mrs. J. P. O'Nell of Texarkana, mother of Mrs. Tompkins Jr.; Mrs. John Simrris of Lake Village, Ark., sister of Mrs. Tompkins Sr., with Mr. Simms; Mr. and Mrs. J. p. McLanrin of Marigold, Miss.; Wilkes Barton of Memphis; .-A. Captain and Mrs. J. L. Lewis of % . Jonesboro, and Mr. and Mrs Ernest Roc of Newport, Ark. These relatives and friends are at the several residences of the Tompkins families at Burdette where Mr. Tcnipkins lived as president of the Biirdette Plantation, Inc. t Cobb Funeral Home is In charge. Hooker Heads 38th Judicial Circuit Bar CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo., March 28.—Ally. o. B. Hooker of this city was elected president of the 38th Judicial Circuit Bar Association at the annual election meetinj and banquet held here, It was announced yesterday. Other officers elected were: James Meredith, New Madrid, vice- president; Elmer Peal, Caruthersville, secretary, and E. F. Sharp, New Madrid, treasurer. Rush Llmbaugli, Cape Glrardenu, was tlie principal speaker nnd spoke on .development.'! of legal , ,. message of Jan. 4, 1939,'the.presi dent ... . . turned completely around and adopted the school of thought which holds that If ,'we tried to balance the budget 'we would Invite disaster.'" • "Here," the prosecutor said, "we have the ultimate consequences of broken faith," Will Speak Tonight At Caruthersville Announcement that Hugo McCord, evangelist of the Church of Christ in Washington, D. C., would speak at the Caruthersville, Mo., Church of Christ last night was Incorrect, as he will conduct services tonight. The church In. Caruthersville has invited Ihe public to attend these services. Claims Enough Proof To Convict Trio NEW YORK, Mar. 28. (UP)— District Attorney William O'Dwycr of Brooklyn announced today that he had obtained evidence that three members ot Murder, Inc., killed a man to provide an object lesson to prospective witnesses in a. racket Investigation. O'Dywer, inquiring into the affairs of a Brooklyn' gang of slayers who killed for cash, said he had enough evidence against the three men to Indict them on first degree murder charges In the death of George Hudnlck in 1937. KLYTH10V1LLK!, ARKANSAS. T1IUUS1>AY~MAUCII. 28, J!)-10~ NaturclJraniati/cs Maurclania's Exit SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS ' Neutrals Act With Vigor; War Council Of Allies Confers fleers that Die preacher was unable to find the key he had used n locking the trailer when hs went ,to a. telephone to notify firemen of the fire. They said odors of kerosene peii- trated the large trailer ami clalm- (1 that the bunks' mattresst;^ md been cut with a knlle and kerosene poured into them. .The trailer would have probably een entirely burned by the lime tie call was received but closing of he door caused the flames .to smol- er, firemen reported^ , J «-' Photograplis.- takei\V-,lmniedlately fter the fire arc ''being'' jirfttfrvcfl". as evidence. The Rev. Mr. Slocum, who was -»rn in Ankcny, Iowa, has lived In lumerous places, including DCS Uoines, Iowa, and Houston, Texas, rom where he moved lo Blythevllle en and a half months ago lo be- ome pastor of the Full Gospel to the preacher, he Jhurch. According Chicago Corn open high low close May 56 5-8 57 56 1-2 56 3-4 July 57 5-8 58 1-8 57 5-8 57 3-8 Chicaao Wheat open high low close May 104 7-8 106 1-8 104 3-4 101 7-8 July 103 3-4 104 7-8 103 3-8 103 5-8 Livestock EAST ST.'LOUIS," mi. March 28 (UP)-Ifogs: 7,000-6,500 on sale' Top, 5.25 170-230 Ibs, 5.15-5.25 Bulk sows, 4.00-4,60 Cattle: 2,100-2,000 on sale Steers, 7.50-10.25 Slaughter steers, 6.60-11 50 Slaughter heifers, c.50-10.50 ecame pastor of the church upon eslgnation or Ihe Hev. E. w. Cro- ier who secured him the pastorate ml he was"head ol the congrega- lon for four months until he rc- tencd and dissolved thu church •liich had a membership of more han a hundred. He said he was connected with he Federated Full Gospel denoml- ation, under which the local nurch was operated, and that he ad been a preacher for seven years, laving preached all over the conn- Since dissolving his church here e hnd been trucking, he said, and c and his wife and four young hildren hnd been making their tome in the trailer. He sait! his amily was visiting neighbors and ve was repairing a tire oulslde lien Ihe fire broke out. .In securing insurance on the imise trailer, Chief Deputy Piro larshal Roberts said that the preacher misrepresent the cost f procurement and had other In- urance on the trailer which he de- lied when securing protection and Iso denied owing anything on the railer, which was untrue. In a statement issued this aftcr- oon, Mr. Roberts said that the .jtate fire marshal's office is waging [ a special drive to punish persons) who commit arson. Assisting him In this investigation was Ralph E. Holcombe of Monroe, La., investigator for the Automobile Underwriters Detective Bureau of Allan- fa, On. "If these house trailer nnd automobile fires which arc sweeping the country are not stopped, the Blacked out, except for running; ilshls, ghostly In her vvarshln siav nnhil dm r, n. i •«U. down the ' '"""" ' "' Q " 1 " sl1 .*, *. ' 6""j*-*j "t HIM \vurMiiji Klav nal slips down the Hudson River'from her New York berlh to the nerlli nr Wit), pelting rain, thunder/arid harte, of llghtn.ns ' -.-....*„ vt ., DM ,.. 11J(il ui ulll - u provided a "miry ship's »b'andoniivent of safe haven. FOR 111 Federal A't t o r n e y Georgia Wants More Investigators ATLANTA, Ga,, March 28. (UP)' —Further Indication of an Intensive federal .Inquiry . into .Georgia nllairs was found today in requests' by U. S.. District Attorney-, Lawrence S. Camp for more Federal Bureau of Investigation agents, postal Inspectors and' internal revenue agents. Tlie request, was disclosed In Washington by O. Jplm-Rogge, ns- sislaht U. S. attorney general 'who said he would. recommend the assignment of additional IrrvcsUgutors- w Georgia.immediately. \ynshlnglpii v jiext week for 'a 1 c'0ii : fercnce with other district nltor- nsys at the Department of Justice. It wns Rogge who first hinted at board Invosllgaiton of Gtorgln affairs, political and otherwise when he left Atlanta after the Indictment of Rep. Frank Wclchcl and H. Grady Jones,' Pickcns Coun- ly commissioner, on charges ol conspiring to sell federal jobs. Roggc said nt, that time lie would return to Georgia within a- few weeks for renewed conferences with state prosecutors and other sources close to local and slale governments. !J East Main Grocery Burglarized Last Night The Penny Saver Grocery, East Main street, owned by Mrs Wendell M. Phillips, was burglarized' last night by some one who look about eight dollars In change and an unestimatcd amount of ero- ~erics. The thief entered the building by apparently . left the bn] door. to " ie floor - "«' i, | lirmlgh „ s , The burglary was discovered by Mrs. Phillips w ucii she went to work Hits morning. Birds' Colors I'rolccllvc Birds ore made inconspicuous by proteclive coloration, so that they may cscap e n, C | r enemies and approach their prey. Recognition colors are marks of idcntl- ,, •••- "iiniva m 1ULI1U- fication between birds of n kind. Posey And Fowler Get 15 Years CAKUTHEHSVILLE, Mo., March 28.—Adrian Poscy, W, of Sleelo iuui Cells Fowler, 35, of Cooler, were found guilty of second degree murder Iti the slaying of Mrs. Mary Vaughn nnd .tholr punishment fixed at 15 years imprisonment by a circuit court Jury, here this morrilng. Mrs. Vaughn was slain In September, 1033 near a Holland, Mo. tavern. Her body was found a short distance from Hie tavern. Her litis- taud was beaten seriously the sumo night. W 0 iild Check Vandalism At Old Cemetery Here ,. Another 1 special effort '• will., be rnade to' prevent •dDVa"Stat!D!>.'6r :i lhe, olii Wahiu't Slrect cemetery 'it was Announced today by Mrs, C.' E. Crlggcr, who has long been lulor- astetl In preserving this ''burial place of early Blythevllle famllie.i. The city, through Its engineering department, has promised to re- Place the monument.'; torn down nml , members of Jnmes Terry's Boy .Scouts Iroop have been deputized by Police Chief E. A. nice to patrol the: grounds In order to prevent the removal of flowers and war-duty "under scaled orders Closes .'Saturday Night; Apportionment Based On School Age Population A special campaign Is being waged here to enroll all school persons between agM of a mi'd 21 years residing In the Blylhovllla school district before the closing date Saturday night so as to ob- lalh the money allolcd each year by Hie state. Lost yenr Dicro were 4250 enumerated for wlilch the district received $8.02, each from th« stale ' general fund. • . ; . _No figures were available, todiy as to the number already anumor- jled. , . - , .;• ., , oilier destruction. Sighs plncccl .there requesting that the grounds be cnred for have Ijecn torn down by vandals who also turned over monuments and removed flowers, It Ij stild. t.-JF^f . ffin-'iu.'i 'tukerj! complete , ti w | r work -today and' any parents • who were hot' seen by an official enu- tiieinlor" arc asked to call tho school offk'e, phone No, 37fl, or lite residence of W. D, McOlurkln. 350 '??£KB Saturday night. There has teen some confusion caused by book salesmen who have used the school enumeration as a means of . obl/ilnlng an audience with parents through nsklng tho snme questions a,s\arc asked by the official enumerators, Mr. Mc- Olurkin said today, Dr. W. R. Atkiwon Talks To Rotarians Dr. W. n. Atkinson, professor of psychology nt Southwestern In Memphis, was tile principal speak- Nob,e,oday Mia subjct wns of Dreams" W. E. Stock Prices A. T. & T 172 1-2 American Tolj. B9 Anaconda Copper 29 Beth. Steel 75 1-4 Chrysler .' 68 Cities Service 5 Coca Cola 125 Gcn'l Elect 38 1-2 Gen'l Motors M 1-8 Int. Harvester 51 1-2 Mont. Ward ." 527-8 N. Y. Central 15 3-4 North Am. Aviation ' 2-11-8 Pnckord 33-4 Phillips 38 1-4 _ S 1 "" 0 . „•••••"•, B 1-8 WASHINGTON, Mnr. 28 (UP>- Republlc Steel 203-4 Undersecretary of Slate Smrncr S?.™ 1 ? . v » c 12 I Welles, tlglitllppcd after a six week LONDON, Mni'ch 28, (UP) —Allied relntions with Russin ami Italy, propo'snls to adopt H more "renllslic" policy lowiinl tho use of nciilrnl scmuliimvian waters'by Gor- ninn ships nnd tho possibility >f iiilonaifyinjr the war iii-o lo bo considered ut an onrly mooliiiB of tho Allied su- premo war council, it wns iimlci'slood lotlny, There wore Indications that tho neotlug might prove the niost Im- ioriunt filncc tho war Elaried. Tho wflr lvns tillering n ' uc ' w ihabe, alllMl.relations with ililssln had determined rapidly nm) the position of the Bcimdlimvlnn neii- Irals ^nnd of Ilaly and Southcast- orn Europe generally was becoming liHTcnslngiy Impai-lnnl, Kenorls stalled lo cjrciilnto lalo last night Uu\t lh 0 supreme war council would moot "very' shortly" and lhat, as Its last two meetings had beon hold In Paris, the session would be held In or nciir London. Since the last mectlni;, Paul Hey- nnud hail lakcn' over tho French prime ministry on n simple fight and - win program ami Prime Minister Novlllo Oh'nmbcrlaln wan understood lo bo conslifcriiig tlio' ud- vlsablltly of rcoi-ganMns and slvonsthonlng the ijrlllsh cabinet by (he formation of a live-man inner mr cabinet, whoso '•members would have no routine depdrtmctit- »1 dullcb. H was believed that tho allies wci'o seeking an opening for a general diplomatic offensive- cx- loiidlng over all Euroiio. Franco mut summarily dismissed the Russian ambassador, Britain had-been COM to related uusslun' prolostJi against Iho.detention of IWo'Riis- sliui ships by tlie allied,' blockade. H wflB gonunilly understood tliat Ihc (illlcs were considering plans ( o adopt, a more "realistic" policy toward tho use of Scandinavian,nou- trol waters-by German ships, mor- u.mmtmen .ami, warships. Means to oncet •opptrciit'-'Oeni'iDn nltemuts to,reconcile Italy and Russln, nm! Include,;them In .6'.. tiireo ipower tolnlUftrlan agreement, ''we'ra be- f liflvecl lo be under, corisfderattdii;. Neither in London nor In' Paris Wan there any- Indication In ivell informed quarters that the allies expected n break with Russia, or wanted one. But French Premier' Rcymnul W as being -subjected to considerable pressure and tlie British public viewpoint, was perhaps epitomized in H News Chronicle editorial today regarding slories of llio continued •'. detention of two Russian ships <U Hong Kong; "'nils Is news that ihe country has been walling: for. For irmny weeks now the .stream of-sympnlhy coming from America' for'Finland lias been equalized In stzo and rnlo of How only by the stream of Important Atncrlcii'n wnr-materials which have found their way to Ilussla. . "There Is slrbnv reason to Germany. appar Inaugural- Sumner Welles Is Back In Washington j Former Red Agent Given Year Sentence NEW YORK, Mar. SB (UP)_ Nicholas Do7cnbcrg, for 11 years a studebaker":::::::::::"" iM- 2t rar'°nnir^ 1 Tr'Tp flslxwocks I?ctl arniy secrct -^m, «£ Mn Eld.. of N .1 « =_„ ,..™JVi'i.*.. l . 0 . l . lr of . ?"™P e cnrac "need to a year and a day In federal prison today for passport frauds lo wh'lch he had pleaded K«Hty. ci,] „» M , »•>-!, , """"'K lu »r oi turope came T-^ ^' 43 D ' B llomc todll >' wlth i brief case full ST £J- - ?, 3 -*° s conndenttal Information u - <>• st «l SI 1-2 President Roosevelt. Mrs. Madeline Talmadge Fone mont Dies PALM BEACH, Fla.. Mar. '28. (UP) _ Mrs. Madeline Talmadge Force Astor Dick Piermontc, widow- Mlc bre of 'Jorm Jacob mv luuiuiy mu not stopnea, me _j , ,, ... ——"-^ insurance rates will soon become ?L M " 1C , br f e of ' J ° hl prohibitive and WC are determined I£? t , 0 < 1r ,, I1 L b ? , lhc Tltll " b In hnlt them " n« ^i.i^f ,!„„„»,,. 1n 1912 nncl twice wed and lo hall them." Ihe chief deputy fire marshal satd. "Wilh such cooperation as In this case we can soon see results of our work." he continued. New York Cotton _(-_.,_ _.. .,,„, v.-w^tii^i.wj v » i\-jjfii Beef cows 5 25-6 25 procedure In the past two decades, cutters and low cutters, Oct. D;c. Jan.' Mar. prev. open high low close close 1048 1023 979 965 May . 1018 1057 10-17 10M 1037 1028 919 987 979 954 973 954 958 961 958 949 955 949 1054 1034 984 970 961 952 949 divorced afterwards, died at her winter resilience last night from a heart attack. she was 4G. With her at the time of death was William Dick, son by her second marriage to William K. Dick whom she divorced in 1933, four months before she married Enzo FicrmoiHe. Mrs. Ficrmonte had been living qulelly here during tho winter. In the $80.000 home on the ocean front she had leased from Mrs. Qucntln Faltner. She had been «jQ3 -> — -•••••• oi.ivtiki. uin; UrtU U<;U(1 iii 9531 seml-rclircmcnt since 1038 when New Orleans Cotton she divorced Enzo Flermonte, handsome young Italian pugilist, and sent him back lo Europe with a "suilable" financial settlement. Mrs. Ficrmonte formerly was May July Oct. Dec. Jan. Mar. i"«v. Airs, ricrmomc lormerly was open high low close ciase I Madeline Talmagc Force of New '"" '""* '"" <A " 1058 York. She married the fourth John 1038 Jacob Astor, scion of the wealthiest 934 family of America, In 1911. They 970 honeymooned on Hie Astor yacht 95* Nourmahal, which Aslor later do- 953 nated lo. the United Slates navy. 1058 IMG 1038 1046 986 992 972 916 964 968 .950 957 1063 1038 1044 985 989 972 975 9S4 968 950 957 They loured Europe on a prolonged honeymoon, took the Tllanlc home. Some of Ihc 712 survivors among Ihe 2,224 aboard the Ill- fated ship recalled having seen Col. Astor gallantly escort his bride lo a lifeboat, bow, lip his cap In farewell, and retire to Join the men walling in the smoking room to drown. The disaster was a shock from which the bride, then with child, did not recover for years, her friends said. Later she married and divorced William K. Dick, and In 1933 she married Flcrmontc, who had been middleweight boxing champion of Italy. Flermonte, who Interrupted his "Wioymoon lo 80 in training for a fight he hoped to gel with "Slapstick" Maxte Roscnbloom, light heavyweight champion, said that his wife was 40 and he was 2$ at 'ho time of their marriage, but that he "didn't care tf she were a million." According to that flgura, Mrs. Fiermonte was 41 at the lime of 1'cr death, The boxing commission, Incidentally, ruled lhat Flermonte was not «• worthy opponent for Rosenbloom and forbade the match. Discord first entered the Fler- monte household a year after the marriage and there was a long series of separations and reconcil- iations. He piled the country from Hollywood to swanky Newport and Palm Beach for a time, then-went to Italy In 1B35 without Ills wife. Tlie Italian government forbade him to leave the country but he surmounted that obstacle In time, returned lo America and then took his wife back to Ilaly for a visit. There she met the first Mrs. Ficr- monte, whom her husband had divorced In 1933 and It was reported that there was a financial settlement on Mrs. Ficrmonte No 1 and her child. The first Mrs. Ficrmonte was not appeased, however, and pursued her former husband and his new wife Into France when they continued from Italy to the French Rlvlcra for a "second honeymoon." The romance continued its rocky course for three more years, unlll Mrs. Ficrmonte ended it la a Florida divorce court. v A year after the Ffonnonte marriage, the bride's son, the posthumous John Jacob Astor, married Ellen Tuck French of the Newport social set and they now are the parents of another John Jacob Astor, tlie dead woman's grandchild. The Astors were one of the notable families of early American history. The founder of the American branch, the original John Jacob Astor, landed in New York in March, 1784, soon aflcr the Revolutionary war, a steerage passenger from England with $25 cash acd seven flutes. He started a musb business and married Sarah To.-id, of the prominent Brevoort 'family who brought him a $300 dowery. With that he branched Into the fur business. The fur business prospered but historians of those , time doubted that It accounted for the- $593,000 estate Aator had accumulated by 1801 and there was a popular legend that Astor had found a treasure chest hidden by the plrale Caplaln Kidd In a cave In his Deer Island, Me,, eslate. It was further reported that some of Captain Kidd's loot found Its way to London Jewelers about that time and that traces of B treasure cheat had been found in the Deer Island cave. By Vnltefl .„„ Neutral nations of Europe moved with inai eased vigor today lo protect themselves from involvement in the war.' Butch lighter: planes shot down ft British bombing plane over The Netherlands nml Norway interned a Gec- mnn submarine, the U-21 anil its crew, which-'had grounded in territorial waters. ! In each InslahcV'-the.' action-by tho neutral iiatloVi constituted la effect an answer td befllgeicrit"pro- tests against failure lo prevent violations of neutrality. • , Tho Allies cjirrenfty arc" flglilon- Ing their watch 6n" Norwegian 'ter- Htoilal waters, "contcnainK they are being used by deVrniuiv to minimize Ihe Allied blockade! dermany 1ms wnincd The Netherlands :not to allow British planes to fly over the neutral low counliy r emaute to Germany. London Indicated there probably would bo no protest over tlie down- Ing of tlie -British plane by Dutch ' fighters. Although one British airman apparently lost his life in Ihe Incident tho Biltlsh admitted' that If thcjr plane was over The Neth- crlnmls the action win legal under International law. Intel nmonl of the Clcrman U-boat and cicw wai ordeicd by Norway o\cr llio protest of the German legation, which contended the sub- inailne was foiccd to enter'Norway's waters by icason of bud weather and disablement, Tho Norwegians, however, rejected this view, asserting the only cause of tlie grounding was bad navigation by tlio U-boat'commau- dci, Tho German submarine had gone agionnd off the southern Norway coast and, refloated. by a German tr.uvler. had. been cscdrted to Man- dais rjoid where Its crew was dls j armed and Interned despite representations of the Oeimou legation, tho foreign ministry announced today, i The submarine, 250 surface-,tons' .and > 330 j lon t s suWnerjea^ »j{liji normal ;"compleVnenl "of 23, went ngt bund i Tuesday night near Ry- * vlnga lighthouse. i ' A Oerm^ti trawler succeeddd in refloating II and Norwegian boats escorted It to. Mamtals Fjord. The foreign ministry said that the German legation had asked that the submarine be freed, but that Investigation disclosed that It hart grounded 1 owing lo mistakes In navigation , and lhat tlmcfore the Norwegian government dlsariii- :d It and Interned its crew. Tlio new vigor of the neutrals in ncllng lo protect their non-ballH gcrcnt status came at a time whpn Indications were that they tfre likely to ' be subject to a fresh squeeze by the warrlna •"it!o r '= Two Netherlands fighting planes ihot down the British Blenheim >omblng plane at 0 a. m. today ver the Island of IJssslmonde.' One occupant of the British ilnne parachuted to earth and was found dead later. Four others man- .igod to land'the plane In names, .ncl emerged unhurt. They were nimcdlntcly interned; 'Apparently, rcpoits said, the 3rltlsh'plano had been flying over Jctherlnncls territory for some time' before two Netherlands Fokker fighting planes took off and circled the Blenheim, trying to force it down. Apparently .the British' ,)laue refused to descend, it was aid and tho-.Kcthorlnnd 1 : planes machine gunned it n}. a height ol 1,300 feet, /The British plane made vyhat .was- called a marvelous forced:' andlng and Its four remaining; oc- -iipnnts Jumped out through, the .lames that were enveloping it County Women Named . On Various Committees -. Several : Osceola. and, Blvtheville .voineit were named on committees' jppointed by,. : Mrs. B. I, Ross, of Helena, .who presided over the meeting of the Foi rest City Dis- Lrict, Arkansas Federation of Women's clubs which .closed a. two- Jay session at Helena yesterday. Mrs. E..M. Terry was named on the Golden Jubilee piogram Osceola women named on committees were as follows: Mrs. Donald Wertz, resolution; Mrs. John Ed- -•inglon and Mrs. Kent Jackson, ' Song and march; Mrs. W. E. Hunt, ihainiian ot yearbook contest; S. L. Qladlsh, nominations. Mrs. George M. Lee and Mrs. C. E. Crlggcr Sr., returned last night from Ihe meeting While there, Mrs. Crlgger was introduced as one of the pioneer women <st Blythevllle at one of the luncheons given. WEATHER ' Arkansas—Mostly- 'cloudy, showers In east portion, cooler In northwest portion tonight; Friday partly cloudy, cooler in *cst and central portions, ; ' Memphis and viclnlty'—oicaslon- al showers'tonight, lowwt temperature about 60, FVlday cloudy, cooler,

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