The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 6, 1940 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 6, 1940
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, T!IE DOMINANT NBWSI'APRH Of NOKTHKAST AIHCAMBA. AW n ,. = .» n "^ZZ:. ^ ^ "" " O XXXVII-NO. 18. niylhcvllle Daily News Biythevillo Courier Claim Allies Have Seized Initiative In War 'Maneuvers' Mississippi Valley Wader Herald By United Press Tile Allied "extension of UK; wnr" took the form loiliiy <'!' a drive to tighten this Mockiule of Oennsiny nnil in- crwi.sed pressure on notitrills to avoid traffic w jt|, (;,.,.. many. Norway and Sweden wern wariind against rallinjr un _ dor Oman infliir-nee and ;il•s» ngainst permitliiiB Kussi:> Jo extend )ier victory, over I'inland by getting control of w .Seamtiiiaviim Atlantic port rhe nrlllsh attluide especially m the mailer of ore shipments to Germany from the Norwegian port of Narvik evidently made an impression on ihe Scandinavian countries. Stockholm, Hie Swedish capital, heard that Norway was prepare dlo halt ail ore shipments from Narvik lo avoid getting into irouble. Shipments to Britain ns well as Germany would be banned (lie report said, so that Norway could remain truly neutral. Tlie Norwegian foreign minister lold parliament that Norway Is not interest-! cd in who wins Ihc war but merely wants lo keep out of It. The French and British ministers of blockade and economic \var- l.ONDON, April (i. (U]>)-. Great Britain will hav<> the man power lov an army of; upwards of :i,0flfl,000 tneii by> the end of June, and mav lay I lie basis for an arrnv oi' up. wards of 5,000,000 by Ihc end of lilld, it \\-as estimated today. More than MO.GUO men registered at tabor cxcluinae.s lhi'nu£)mm Great IJritain today f or ;umy ,,,.,,_ vice, They bring Ihe lot,,) O f men registered since last June, of ihi> ages of 20 to V, years Inclusive, to' more thai) l.Bfto.CiOd. More than< 200,000 men nl Mj years are lo !><• | registered April 27. li wns | j( ._; lieved lhat men of 27 would Ije ! icglslercd in June. I rt was the men of 25, and youths who Imve reached (lie age 01 20 belH-fen March 10 and April (j. who registered today. The registration of men of W will complete the quota provided Z!!!!^™^^ HI.VTHIW||.|,K, ARKANSAS. SATURDAY, Al'llll, o, IJMlT News Iicin: Man Scratches Hand for in a proclamaiion by King George for compulsory armv ser- "icc. But It was predicted lhat a new ^ 1H ... v,,,, t . ,, j,,,. n proclamation would be issued soon, year, particularly if military activ j ily increases. ,„,.,., 1 Registration for compulsory ser- rare held long conferences ami vice since June 1339 has been- were understood to have mapped June lilfl.MM- October 215231- DC' cut « trade drive on Germany's comber, 238,583- Fcbiunry' iSTKO''- neighbors lo prevent shipment of March, 323,512 ' ~" oil anrt essential minerals lo Cier- It was estimated that of " m . ny -. .. ,, 1,030.000 were found available for An indication of the extent of immediate army service British activity was given in a Belgrade dispatch to the British Exchange Telegraph agency. • It- Completion of registration and classification of those betivcen 20 3d a^er^'rorSr^oade %$ JSSt,™" ™™«T- wllh baiixitp R«e,>tmi .„ i,» ,>,-n_ ". a . lcu •••""O.OOO men for the army, . , with another ciglU classes, men lip lo 35, in sight. Three men resistered today will j Co ^!", e '' s °, f , (he , c e classined K n thni. il,n«» i,, ,,,J C . ommclce w '» wdcom with bauxite, essential lo the production ot aluminum, was held in a Jugoslavian port because a British cruiser nnd a submarine were >,„ ( ,i- lw in' r ,rt". ! A~Yi",'T7; """'- J ","' lying in wait for it in Ihe Adriatic - oscr S Hn " T- "' ""' sea icservctl classes of occupation may The" ship had been scheduled to ^ !!;" al lll( f , iobrs - The resc »'sail for Trieste, llnly, from where cf«ra ,'hocttnfce > "I", ' B "' ( !" Ihe bauxite would have been ship- „,„.."',„..,. ',, ' '"" :lc raycrs, rall- peil overland to Germanv. The! T'' t 'n ^' ' i"" 1 lllotorc >'- pre.«ncc of British warships in i [„ e,^' ' ° Ck workei ' s ' >neclinn- ihe-Adriatic presumably would be •,".„•• ° ..'^ , • n |' llvels ' "'"ei'ien. disquieting to Italy. - n ?• t " u . eia ' bl '°a<!rs, rubber -Anqlhnr 1 Inaicfttlon of 'the Brit- i „,„',: ' ."--'• " IKl - ish Ihic of action was publication of nn agreement with The Netherlands under which the Dutch would receive a steady supply of needed British empire products in return for which Holland would •strictly control exports especially (he re-export of goods to C5cr- many. To sum It up the British and French were on the offensive. The London Daily Mail declared- that the Allies have taken the initiative away from Germany in llic diplomatic Held as well as the military. various classes' of railroad workers, bus and street car drivers and leachera. The increasing tempo of -army enlistment explains why prime Minister Neville Chamberlain sairt the oilier day that "Hitler missed the bus" by not attacking in force at Ihe start of Ihe war. and why Gen. Sir Edmund Ironside, chief of the imperial general staff, said [SKi^'?'"-" • A.<: : t:'''' • ^'ftJk^'i'-^ If you wonder where I mlv l nci- imiiu^ mil ir c ,,<, », . ,,, — - - —><r r^r-r^rrv^ ri^^r^ Hlsjiasscnisor n"d Hie truck's driver were unhurt. Check Up On State Licenses, Permits Near A "Clean Up" crew of slate revenue department members will visit Mississippi County after making inveslignlions In Crlltciidcn Coiui- ty, U has been announced by R. 15. Stout, district revenue .supervisor. All pin bull and coin slot machines found without, licenses are lo be confiscnlcd, according to Mr. Stout, who said lhat beer and cigarette porinHs would be picked up where licenses hud not been ob- tnlnecl for this year. Similar check-ups will be nmcle throughout Ihc state during April, it was said. : C. of C. In Charge Of Luncheon For Goodwill Tourists Here Members of the chamber of ic the Mem- plus Cotton Carnival Goodwill tc-.trlsts when they arrive here one Monday noon for a visit scheduled for one hour and forty mlniiics. Headquarters will be al. the American Legion Hut where u Uuifel lunch will be served the 30 visitors members of Hie host group ami any other business men who care lo. attend. . ... The bus load of Memphis men who will arrive over Highway 01 after visiting other towns along the way. will go direct to the Hill where Ihey will be musically v.-cl- "" ' " school . — !"••.» «"u present l - anil formations, weather permit- WCSt Arkansas Will n He- lie ™'g Drouth In South- Terry, president of the > LITTLE ROCK. April G. IUP>- FSA Conference In Little Rock Slated LITTLE ROCK, April li. (UP)— A Iwo-day conference of adirmiis- tratlvc officials of the Farm Security Administration In Arkansas. Louisiana and Mississippi will open hi Lillle Rock Monday. Three FSA officials from Washington will attend. They are H.. W. Htteigens, assistant national arimin- istrnlor, Mrs. Clara Thompson, chief of Ihe home management section, rind Paul Marls, director of the icnniu purchase division. New York Cotton May July Oct. Uec. Jan. Mar. prev. open high low close close . 11)58 1068 1058 1063 1054 . 1045 1045 1035 1038 1042 . 991 391 980 087 . 974 914 966 910 . BIO 970 96fl 970 . 930 062 360 060 988 072 90S 957 New Orleans Cotton prcv. open high low close close May . 1081 1081 1071 1075 July . 1055 1055 1045 104U Oct. . 995 095 985 991 Dec. . 976 979 970 97-1 Jan. . 912 972 967 907 Mar. . 053 963 959 959 1079 1052 992 074 970 %l Stock Prices. A T A T Am Tobacco Anaconda Copper .. Beth Steel Chrysler Cities Service Coca Cola General Electric General Molors — Int Harvester Montgomery Ward .. N Y Central North Am Aviation Packard Phillips southwest the* HrV™m, V ' l ' 1 V 1 ,? 1 fn " wnun '' armlMl Mlldltlo " s ' *'ca.her bureau I"L., <"»>»"! National Cotton ' officials believed. yesterday tlinl lie trembled, to think Chamber oJ Commerce, will official- General rains In what would have happened if Hit- ' " ler had attacked at Ihe start of the war. Britain for years had dreamed of a comfortable \var set-up in f which ils navy would tio the sea I lighting In any European wnr and ils ally France, behind Ihe Magi- nol line, would hold Germany on land. This was Ihe slrategic plan agreed upon. But the gigantic proportions of Germany's military preparation forced the change. SINGLE COPIES PIVB CBN'IS •••'" Promise To Carry Fight Against Trade Treaty Plan To Polls Prosecutor Files Charges Against Five In Alabama County - — • "">"• ,TIII. nn uuii'iisi* ; ELUA, Ala., Apr. li (UP)—Circuit r ° rct ' s »' lv <' swelled under the Solicllor ,j. Alex' Huey todny an- peacetime expansion pronounced live men were under ar- Brain—a .slreamllnlng process or rest for the "masked flowing" of Preparedness to defend Ils nculrnl- n woman and u girl in a rural ll V n »d dctermlnntion lo remain community 10 miles south of here llio ° r from the European conflict Says Poviulers Should Wear Crepe For Mis- Inkc In World War WAS111NCITON. Apr. li. IIJI')- hn milted .Stales paraded Us reviving uillllary might lodiiy In nb- .servance of the Mid mmlversnry of it.s entrance Into Die World wnr but Hie cvlpbrnllnn was tempered by i;cit<<ral expressions of dclwml- iwllrm to siuy out of the Kiiropean wnr. Tin' niilloii wide Army D»y <icm- oustnillon drew the censure 0 J •Senator deorue \V. Morris ilnd., Hie only rrmnlnhii; senate «• who voted against American piulldpntlon In llu> World War. "If this Is a celebrnllon of our going lino ihc war," he said, "we ought, lo sen lhal instead of Ihe soldiers marching wllh cannon mul Kims they oiixht to march clothed In i-roj>o." Seiuilor Arthur Vnndonberi- (Hep,, Mich.) Issued a wmnbiir lo 'all diplomats" Uial the new Amer- can .slogan Is "millions for <ielen'it Jill not a dollar or a boy on foreign soil." Senator Robert A. Tuft (Rep., .) said the- American people's iil- llmle Is such "thai llierc Is no •enson lo fear hysteria which might weep us 'Inlo war," nnd Senator Homer T. Done <l)cm., Wnsh.) observed that "Ihe United Slates now safeguards against In- •olvcmcnl in war lhat it lacked In nn." At a lime w hcn history Is rj>. .'Ulllit Itself In Eiim-oe, 'this union's demonstration of Its armed strength is Ihe most Impressive Ince llic World War. Its defense („ ,';,. trade program, west- of llic mlmiii- to n Of Seoul Council .himcK Hill Jr., recently named president of ihc Eastern Arkansas Council, lloy Seoul!) of America, ivll.1 livid a discussion of summer icllvlllcs nl u meeting of (he executive huiird In Marlannii Sunday •—•II 14 "' »>IIHUIUII V..UUIH1 ' Peking conlest will be held Here. I Bureau Chief' W. O. Hickmon Alter lunch, ihe visitors are ex- - sa)(1 "'al during this wecken-1 Hie pcctcd lo visit informally with ' 'ains would spread over the entire inends here for a short lime be- ] st »le. including northwest Art-an- rore leaving over Highway 10 for U»s where Ihe drouih has been (owns of ivestern Mississippi conn- "' '—' ty nnd on lo Jonesboro v.-fiere will be swesls at n brief party nt rl^(\ Tjrt(~i -KT^I.I , J "most severe." Heaviest precipitation today What! Snow In April? Early Risers Say So! „.. ,,„,-."-"•""•• ; "' '""' J " l le P 01 tc<l from El Dorado which Ind home Mo^fntihf 0 ™ «'»™"« | ^ " lree '"*es before .seven Tlie tcinperatm-e fell to near fiee/ing in extreme northeast Ar- knnsas last nljht bul clouded skies A commiltee of Louis Apple- binim, Fi. G. West and » D Hushes is in charge of arrangements lor Ihe local affair. „, ., ... L All - V0llc c " lin E to purchnse a niylhcville hail its nth snow ol h;p.ciicon ticket for Si, which in- thc winter-spring season tills morning. Yes, it snowed for a few minutes at 5:30 o'clock, when .slcel also began lo fall. The snow censed in n short lime bul the sleet fell intermittently between 5:30 and 7:30 o'clock but like the snow, it melted as it fell. Wife of Canada's Governor General , - v* v *t « IILLJl Jl]~ clucli's lunch for self and visitor may call Chamber of Commerce' 201. u was announced Uxiay. Sudden Hiness Fatal To Denton, Mo. Child STEELK, Mo., April 7,-P,,neral services were held yesterday nfler- noon for Dnrllc Sue Buys, age seven years, who died suddenly nl her home in the Denlon commu- nil> early Wednesday morning Horn an attack ot acute append! utis. 1 lie sci vices were held al Ihe home and burial was made in' ihc No. Eight cemetery. Darllc Sue was the daughicr of f'ercy Buy.?. Her .mother died h June ms. She. had attended school Tuesday and as usual romped wilh her brothers and 'sis- Icrs before e°ing to bed She awakened members of the family about midnight saying she had a" severe headache bul later went lo' sleep -iiid was believed to l, e belter. Aboul four o'clock, she became con-clous and died a short while later. prevented frosl dnmngc In Crowley Ridje pench aren. (lie Competent aviation authorities report that Hie American Clippers, the Boeing 3Ms, are the most nearly perfect flying- ships of our time. There are three larger pluncs. but they don't fly ;l s well as the newer nnd more rctlued American planes. a muiilh ago. Huey snld Fred ncdnum, -15; robe Nelson, 50, and Charlie Mc- Phcrsan, 35, | m d ben indicted ana were under $500 bond ' cacti on ehnracjs of bcatliif! Mrs. -Audfc Johnson, as," arid Miss ; Lodel'l '»nll 17., Two others. Luther Pope, 32, and Allen Johnson, HO. were arrested on slmllnr charges, under a 1037 slatutc prohibltliij; "llogglnjf while nasked." All were released on $500 bond lo uwalt Irlal In June. Huey said tlie men wore nprons nnd toboggans (knitted caps). Their faces had been blacked nnd painted red around the eyes. He snld he did not believe the Ku Klux Klan had any connection with the cuse. "We have had na Kliin activity nroiin:! here In many ycnrs" hn snld. Huey said six men cnlercd the home of Mrs. Johnson and lashed her us slie lny In l X [i. Mrs. Johnson's hnsbnml died several yc«r.s ngo and she lived with her daughter and son-in-law and Mr. and Mrs. William Hess. A few mlnnles lalcr he snld (hi: bund appeared at the home of Miss Hall, who lived u-llli lie. Iher and younger sister. brother nnd I'he uh'l was Inkcn from her home about nine o'clock and she lold authorities "10 or Ifi men" were In Ihi; bond Hint flogged her. ft Jin.s- been estimated dial there are 0,000,000 blind persons In (he vorld, 479,600 of them hciiiK In India. Military parades, demonstrations nnd "opcjiliotises" at hundreds of army posts mid speeches by nn- llonal defense leaders highlight llic 'Army Day observance, i itaiiWiiii nn,yy. and marine : dorps gtflclals liiivc endorsed .(lie' ceremonies " ' Wnshlnglon's observance holds Ihe lop spot. About 25,000 nrmy rcyulnrs, reserves, national xunriLi- men and membera of Ihe navy,marine and coast auiird units will linrada past (ho while House, rresldeiit Hoosevell, commander-lii- chlcf of tho army and navy has planned to review the procession but may leave for Hyde I'nrk before (he ceremonies begin. Scout Council Board Will Meet April 14 James Hill jr., president of (lie Eastern Arkansas Council, Hoy Scouts of AmerJwi, Im.-,- culled n meeting of the Execmtve nonrd lo be held Sunday. April H In Murl- anna. The noy Scout circus, lo be held In Forrest City June 0. the council summer camp niul Hie nssMnnt executive appointment will be tnken up In llic meeting, according lo Mr. Hill, who salil lhis gathering was staled (o be one of he most Im- Senalc Colleagues Worried Over Impetus Of Devvcy WAHIIINOTON. April (i. (UP) — Senate Republican leaders rallied lo the .support of Sen, Arthur I[- Vniuleiibvrg Ulep., Mich.) (oduy hi an upparcnt attempt to check a mounting "Dcwcy-lor-pi-esklcnt" drive nmong western o. O. p. forces. Uisturbeii by Vandciiberg's del fcnt nt the hands ot Thomas E Dewcy. New York dislrlcl attorney, In the Wisconsin primary, Inflnen- Hfil Ilepubllciir.s farmeil c|iiickiy ba- lilnd their sennie coilent'ii, 1 In UK- Hope of snving him (rom Iiirther losses in Nebraska's primary next Tuesday, .S'ennlc Minority Lender Charles 1.. McNnry of Oregon broke n pre- cedcnl of many years by mnklug a pre-conventlon endorsement of Vnudenbcrg as "safe" for tann interests. Sen. Arthur II. Capper (Hep., Knr.s.) ecnoed Ills sctuim-juc Sen. Gerald p. Nyc (Rcji.. N. D.) left late yc.slerdny for. Nuurnska lo lake Ihe stump lor Vnmlcnnerx In sirecches at Fremont anil Omaha. 1 They said Ihc Issue, representing n victory for President Roosevelt and Secretary of Stale Cordcli Hull, would .ho placed ijcforc the vulers to determine Ihn progrnm'.'j iiopulnrily, . .; Tile ficnale, by « 42 to 37 vote, lute yesterday pnssed ihe house, approved resolullon extending liie prouram fur Unco yeor.'i Id-June' ia, 1043, after ucallng down a E6-. ill's of "crippling" nmendmeiiUi during two weeks of biller debate, Volliig will, (he administration on final passage were 41 Democrats- nnd one Independent. Against were 20 Republicans, 15 Democrats arid two Farmor-Laborltcs. '.-"'• "We liiivcn't lieard the last of tht.s," was Ihe comment of Republican Leader ahtirlcs L. McNar'y of Oregon. ;> Senator Alva Aduins (Dem., Col:') ivho voted ngalnst the program, snld tho senate's action was "a furlhel- nbdlcntlon by congress of Us constitutional powers lo control taxation and regulate foi'elglA commerce." ' , . ;: "I do not Maine the administration for this at all," he added. "The fault. Is that ot congrcss/i Passngc was hailed as a smash- Ing victory for Mr. Eoossvelt over Vice President John N. Garner, avowed candidate for the . Demo- criillc. presidential nomination, wlio reportedly had urged colleagues :tb . rapport nn amendment to extend Ihe program /or only one year. That proposal, was voted down, 40 to 3-1, after Mr. ftoosevell had denounced It as bad tor the country. Hull, "father" of the -progilam, Issued n statement expressing "profound satisfaction" nl the live-vole senate victory. J. J. Lusk, Wilson Resident, Succumbs OSCEOLA, Ark., April G.—J. J. Lusk of Wilson died at his home. there, last night following n ten weeks'..Irtiuss;. He wan 73. -•Funeral'-'services..will . be. .held Simnny-nflerilobn, 2:30 o'clock," jit llic Wilson Baplhl church by the Rev. W. D. Wallace, pastor, assist jrt by the licv. C. N. Glilce, pastoi ot the Methodist Church. Din-la! will be in Bnssett Cerni- lery. Active pallbearers will be: Vardy Weslbrook, J. Westbrook, Russell E. Weslbrook, Tom' Grain, HOI man Mullln and Denn yick. Born In LJbcrly, Miss., Mr.-Uisk came to Mississippi County 25 years ago. He and Mrs. Lusk opjruced. the hotel, nt Wilson until; It was demolished and the Wilson. Tavern erected, which they have since operated. lie Is survived by Ills wife, Mrs. Prudence Uisk, and one son, Marvin Liisk, of Wilson. -v.-ltt Funeral Home Is in charge. Mother Dies After Triplets Succumb STEELE, Mo., Apr. 1.— Funeral ...,,, u ,u m,i, umnna sprvlces lvere H<*l at Florence, Ala., Severn! Kepiibllcai. s.ioke'uncn l ^""''""y ror M«. J«»n Brown, snld privately linn shon) i u-n-y, v c of Ilei ' bcrt Brown, who died win In Nebraska his camiiiUn in-!"' ""' hamK " 01 ' U| ol Ha J'tl Wed- flrsl-|)luci' oa the C, O l> ti-ket " cs(lny morn!n S- Triplets were barn would be almost Impoi-.sible io halt [? !' er le "' c ' a - vs "8"' A " (ilccl nt The endorsement given Vainer,-' ,,'' , -- ' ' 'ho funeral was held at her for- porlant before summer iiclli'itles were started. Much progress has been continued In development ot the financial«ram. membership and general contained hi'mcssa^ Ihrv'^t""^ ! mcr ' organtollon. according lo Ihe prcs- Charles s Reed clr ir ,n "o n P vlvl "S nre her ''"^and mcnt ivho will give « repoit at U,e volur,,ccr Vandenber^ eo ,,iVt,', of folloivl "» ehildrcn: ^ rs - i,- beru by McNnry nml Cnpcer vn-t ' ! mcr home nt Murphy's Chapel. s«r- . the Mnrlnnna iiiceling. I Nebraska /./. S. Army Has Iken Learning Hoiv To Fight! . Kirby, J. W. Drown, Louise. Chrls' line nnd Kathleen, all of Hayti- her mother, Mrs. Melissa Young, .Florence. Ala.; two brothers, and several half sisters. Hy THOMAS M. JOHNSON XEA Service Military Wrilcr NEW YORK. April 6.-The country looks toward its army today, more anxiously than on any Army Day since 1018, and it ' ;ls ( :s a question: Are those marching men just "fronting" for an antiquated organization, Ill-prepared to defend us ard our democracy? The question first nrose with deadly urgency eljht months ago. on an "Army Day" of another sort. Then, as tlie lightning struck Poland, the results of our Inrgc- scale maneiivcis al platlsbure. N. I Y hnr'.l nnnn llw. .*, resides her fid.,.,- , , Y " I) " r ' >l "l )on tno courlry cr'K^Sr.^C! 1 ; our:irmv lud m " M " 1 Mis Haxel King and Mnrv K.-ilh- elme. two brothers. Eston aii,| Har- 15 Lee. and grandparents, Mr and Mis J. I,. Buys, all of near 3t-clc WEATHER Our nrmy had revealed unprc- pa redness lhat was "deplorable and hip.vctisnblc," in the words of Lieu!. Gen. Hugh A. Drain, who directed the maneuver.':. Those words aroused the country, nnd today il General in Alice, wife lone, new , Uta "' S!1S ~ C!ouclj1 ' occasional FOLLOWS I'LATTSBUUG 'What has (he arm sircc PJ.ittsbiirg?" NKW ARMY ERA iy been doing Governor , Of' Am cn'f I , ' rains, warmer in south portio "" nl0slly Republic Steel 23 Socony Vacuum 12 1-8 Studeoakcr P i-s (m" 1 ' 1 " uw uovc !' n °r General. Standard OliVj" ','.'.'.'.'.'.'. « 5-8 Comn7Sn'? 0r ' rait nf l ? 0 r WS l ier as Memphis and vicinity^7..::;: S Si S^-*^^^ ^ --'• tonight 5G degrees. General Drum, from his hcact- York. from where lie commands the nn ;, rcs -''" clB ' vital area, tlie mines, of Ihe makes this reply: . _. the army the Plnltsburg I revelations ended an old era and begun "The army has been giving Itself a ruthless going-over; a 'course of sprouts.' It has been marching — faster and farther limn ever in peacetime, it has Increased its numbers by 25 per cent while mod—-•-'-- and streamlining ils nieth- "Orouplng tome 70.00D rcgul.m Into six new-type divisions, (lie nrmy lias sent them south for In <xis. would lake only three months, though olhcrs, this writer believes, would take up to nine monlhs. Most of ihc regulars would take much less, although corps and army slciffs urc Mill being Improvised. As for equipment? "Thai's a tlghl bottleneck." said General Drum. "Bui we arc In- tinllciy betler off than before I'lattsburg. or in 1917. Our artillery ---_, -.,_. u _.., -..^,.1 .,u,,.ii ,M, in- i uniauitnj, ur in iur/ uur ariiiicrv tensive field lrnli:lng. It has given j was so meager we didn't even lake IIS NnHrmnl fiiirtwl nvti-r. i,.,-.1,,!,.,, I i> <^ -mu. _- . Us National Guard extra irainity tn field and armory. "•Such training corrects the most glnriiij; weakness f'latlsburg re- vcalccl—lhal the nrmy dfdn'l know how to fighl. The guard, ar.d even Ihe regulars, needed lo learn the 'mechanism of battle'— Just haw under complex modern conditions, lo advance. ho!d ground, maintain Unison, supply, and command. "But Ihc army Ls learning, ns I can see wherever 1 go. u is many times better organized than at the :orrespondlng stage in World War U. S. OOIIM) MOBILIZE RArmr.v TODAY April, 1017, found us without a single organized division. Our Ilung-logethcr units look a year and more lo enter battle. Today many guard divisions tl to France. We had practically no combat airplanes nnd n handful of combat pilots. "Todny we have over 2000 planes and an Industry capable of much larger production. We could almost completely equip n million men, bill you wouldn't want your boy (o be a soldier wllh such equipment, for it is mostly 1918 model. "Since Plnltsbiirg there has been n great speedup in producing some very fine new weapons. The iroops have nol yet received Ihcm In great numbers, nnd must learn u, lue them. "To have n modernly equipped, well-trained army of not a million, but the less than a halt million called for by our present plans, will take until 1012. should events force further expansion, platvs arc ready. They have been worked out by the Army Industrial College, which was undreamed of In 1911. "While reorganising the army the general stall also has been building around tlie country a rampart of protective outworks that were badly needed (or our ow.: defense and for thai of the Wc-jlcrn Hemisphere. It has .slrengthcnsd Panama and Hawaii, is (orllfylu> Puerto Rico and Alaska. "The grealesl ac.-ompiisliment." General Drum concluded, -is cur people hnvc become more actively conscious of ;md Interested !n their army and Its needs. "We sec it in tile successful re- cinillng campaigns of the regular army and the Nalional Guard- in the Increased inleresl by reserve officers and R. o. T. c. that have given us a further reserve of trained manhooci that makes a total of upward of a half million. This spirit Is further emphasized by Ihc willingness of employers to let Iheir men in the National Guard take Increased training. "These forms of support and many others have been Indispensable in making possible our great strides since plattsbitrg toward our final objective: real military security for us and our democracy. That objective hasn't yet been reached, but the army is marching —and these lust few months, marching double-lime." Devil's Island Convict Deported Thin, scholarly: looking Theobaldo Six, escaped convict from Devil's Island, is pictured as He sailed recently . from New Yor.k ' for nis home in Italy. After eight years, in dread- French penal colony, • ns, escaped to Puerto Rico. Italian-consul sent him to New York, arid tie was deported:to. Italy.

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