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VOLUME XXXVII—NO. 24.' - •niBDOMlNANT NEWSPAPm OP NO>mucA ST ARKANSAS AND SOUTl.RAST MlbSUUiU "*"^ * * O — H1..UIJ4J juijy Q\jui JirwvQ i miao 1 Blythevllle Dally New* Mississippi VftUey Uader•~ ~~ ~~~ — • Blylhevilie curler Blythevute HenJ Hl/miEVlU,H. ARKANSAS, MONDAY, AHIH, 15, HMO BRITISH FORCES ARE LANDED IN SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Prepare For Eventualities^Roosevelt Speaks Before Pan-American Union Meeting WASHINGTON, April 15. (UP)—President Roosevelt declared today that the 21 American republics must be prepared "to meet force with force" if their system of pencc- lul relations is challenged. The president spoke before the governing board of the J an-Americaii Union on commemoration of the union's BOtli anniversary and radio curried his voice to, most of the world He said that lie prays that the western hemisphere never shall have to resort to force lor its defense. But should strong measures be necessary, lie said, he was convinced that the Americas would lju "wholly successful" in defending their way of life, because "the inner stren-tii of n group of free people is irresistible when they are prepared to act " Mr. Roosevelt made no 'direct reference to the extension of the wa to Norway and Denmark Saturday. But he emphasized the necessity of adequate which he condemned in a statement Inst ivcparednesj. If the .-^w^.^itv^ v*i iujLvjunn,- jji i.jjtll ITU II Lag. II I JlC Americas are to live in |>eace, he said, preparedness is important be,cause In his conception the "whole world now Is struggling to find the basis of life in coming centuries." "The cooperative peace of the western hemisphere was not created ' "" allti "• will require more than word to maintain it," the by wishing President said. "In this association of nations whoever touches any one of us ay one o us touches all of us. We have only tts kcd that the world go with us in the path of peace. But we shall be able to keep that way open If we are_ prepared to meet force with force if the. challenge is ever made " . Diplomats representing the other 20 American republics which with the United States comprise the Pan-American union and representatives of other nations too heard Mr. Rooscvela declare that "universal and stable peace remains a dream." "War more horrible and destructive than ever has laid its blighting hand on many 'parts of the earth. Peace among our American nations remains secure because of the instruments we have succeeded in creating." Contrasting the wars raging in the old world with the amity exist- The communique said that ing in the western hemisphere Mr. Roosevelt said the Americas have tlonal German troops and no need .to seek K new International order, because they have already •—'—•-•- fqupd .it. He noted thnt in this hemisphere there have been no violent troop mpyernents, disruption of nations, capturing of -governments, or "PCQOl.lRE.iof ' -Innocent. -people from .the it* homes." -•"': .. ;,• Bui in the Americas "today we lia've 'no illusions," he warned. "Old dreams of universal empire are again rampant," he said. "We hear of races which claim the right of masters'. We learn of groups which insist they have the right to impose Iheir way of life on other Germans Say Troops Pushing Fo i-ward Swiftly From Oslo nations. We encounter economic compulsions, shrewdly force great, areas into political spheres of influence." devised to Asserting that the disruptive influences loosed abroad are of more than academic interest in this hemisphere, Mr. Roosevelt said that what happens in the old world directly and powerfully affects the pence and well being of the new world. To counteract such disruptive influences, he suld, the nations of the new world have set up procedures that now enable Ihe Americas "to meet any eventuality." These include the Buenos Aires agreement to consult should peace be threatened; the Limn agreement to stand together and defend and maintain the integrity, of every American nation from attack from beyond the seas: and the Panama agreement on ways and means to keep war away from the western hemisphere. "I pray Ciod," Mr. Roosevelt said, "that we shall not have to do more than that. But should It be necessary I nm convinced that we should be wholly successful." , The president noted indirectly the fntc of small neutrals in Europe knU enunciated the principle thnt "no nation is truly at peace if it ?ves under the shadow of co-erclon or invasion." - "We have renounced eacli and all of us any right to intervene in •noli other's domestic affairs, recognizing that free and independent nations must shape their own destinies and find their own ways of life." He elaborated that theme, saying that peace among the Americas remains secure "because of the instruments we have succeeded in creating." Mr- Roosevelt emphasized the driving force that inspires free men in wonvuig toward justice nnd equal objectives. Declaring that the basis of life In coming centuries hinges on the present world conflict, lie said solemnly: "I aftlrm that life must be based on positive values. You cannot make men believe that a way of life is good when it spreads poverty, misery, disease nnd death. They cannot be everlasting loyal unless they are tree. "We are determined that our mutual relations be built upon honor and good faith. We are determined to live in peace and to make that peace secure. "We are determined to follow the path ot free i«oples to a civilization worthy of free men." BERLIN, April 15. (UP) —The high command announced todaoy that Norway's attempt to mobilize troops in the Oslo region had been frustrated with the capture of large (|im»lilR>s of war materials, and dial two more Allied submarines had. been sunk in the Skagerrak, i "imikiiur a total of seven enemy U-boats .sunk by our sea and air force," It announced that two lirlitsh pursuit planes sank a German merchant ship at licrgcn but that both planes were shot clown by German j pursuit piancs soon afterward, I "Yesterday was quiet at Narvik " ; a communique said. "Strong British naval forces blocked the harbor entrance." It was announced that the Norwegian torpedo boat Hval had been captured, manned by a German crew and put into the Oenmin service. The capture of the town of Hoenefoss, in the Oslo region was announced. ' The communique snid thnt mlcll- lonal German troops and war materials were landed in south Norway, "where positions were consolidated." The ^newspaper . LoJtntanzeiger published'today the first death' 1(0- tice since the Norwegian campaign' The victim was Cant. Eberhard Spiller of ti, e air force, killed Oslo April 10. Other newspapers said the war In Norway would be no "child's play," but that German forces were still holding and improving their positions in both Norway and Denmark. STOCKHOLM. Sweden, April 15. (UP)—Compact, fast moving German mechanized forces are trying to cut olf Norway from communication with .southern Sweden and have already readied the frontier at Kornsjoe, It was reported today. The main German body wns reported to be only 1216 miles from the frontier and it was indicated that the Germans hoped soon to) be In possession of the entire Osl- fold department of Norway. It jiits doan Into Sweden east of the Oslo- ijord. After taking Hnlden and Frcd- rikstad on Ihe east side of the Oslo- fjord and consolidating their hold on the west side, the Germans War Question Marks Frighten All Europe Will allies assume "protection" of Iceland .to forestall roinotoGerman throat? Can Germans establish bases in Norway for attack on. ^___ Britain? Can Norway hold back in vaclors until help comas? Can German airforce weaken British .sufficiently to .'make possible invasion of Scotland? liiinmiiiiuii..^ ,_ n w> m Hum,n,in,. : NETH. Russia knife Scandinavia jn the back as she did Poland? Can the British navy broak through to Baltic and cut vital German Will Sweden be RUSSIA Will Germany smash against Mnginot Line ... or try flank attack through Holland and • Belgium? WHI Germany drive through Hungary and Rumania to pro- tect'Dnrmbo supply line?; FRANCE GERMANY Will mobilized Italy fight-lo prevent move against fcsalkahs" by either side 1 ? Will Turkey join allies to try cutting Germany's Russian supply line? Mediterraneani Sen 'Hoodo^ Ship Redeems Self maintained their advance, working in small detachments. Marching from Hnlden, Ihe Q C r- i maas took over Kornsjoe on the ! frontier, ousting Norwegian fron- ' Osceolan Held After Car And Bus Collide T. G. Fetzcr, of Osccola, was arrested on n charge of driving while under the influence of liquor, following a Highway 61 accident one- half mile north of Osceola last night which resulted in a- Greyhound Bus being damaged very slightly and his machine being severely damaged. He will be given a hearing Thursday in Osccola, it was announced today by state police who made the arrest. An investigation disclosed that Mr. Fetzcr's machine sldeswiped the bus the entire length from the back lo the front which caused his car to swerve into a ditch nnd strike a bridge abutment. Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS, 111.. Apr. 15. (UP)—Hogs: 17.000—15,000 on sale. Top, 5.50 170-230 Ibs,, 5.35-5.45 140-160 Ibs.. 4.85-5.30 Bulk sows, 4.25-4.90 Cattle: 3.500—1,500 on stile. Steers, 10.00 Slaughter steers, 7.50-9.50 Mixed yearlings, heifers, 6.75-3.50 Slaughter heifers, 6.75-10,25 Beef cows. 5.50-6.50 Cutters nnd low cwters. 6.76-11,25 War Ahead For Italy Is Claim ROME, Apr. 15. (UP)—A declaration by Giovanni Ansaldo, editor of Foreign Minister Ga- Icauo Ciano's newspaper Tclc- grafo that Italy soon may enter the war has climaxed a week long campaign against the Allies by the Italian press ami radio. Ansaldo said those who believe lialy nociH avoid the war were "deluded." He spoke by radio to the armed forces. No official text nf his spetth was made available lo' foreign correspondents but an authoritative version was that he sair! it rs not a mailer of months bat of weeks" before Italy, may Hnd herself compelled to enter the conflict," Places Where Troops Landed Not Disclosed __ " - - ': l!S OI X* P1 ' n 1 ,°- tyiO-Oi-cal Britain's nrmcd forcl L u ' ,'•!' "T'J 1 , |H)illl f in Nonvu >V the Admiralty™, ,', l '° T 1 1 ?! 1 " > ; nftcr " wccl( ° r l wwe) ' f »l naval'" 1 aen I cnm.ter aUnelc against Ocrmany on tho new wtuiedeld in Seiimlimiviu. A• Hi'itlali oxiicdilionnry 1'orco, as well as sailors'-aid" nmiincw, was lj«li m >d to havu participated in the Norwe- m,vv Tf H ""f^T wllich wcro l )roll *lecL I* the British navy and Royal Air Korco. Neither the exact number of landings nor the points of (I mt ions wore specilied in the 10-word official wmmunU . (I ic hut , ijunerrilly was believed that the Norwegian port ol. roiulhoim with its wide deep fjord and its railroad torn mmieiitions to the south and cast was one of the nrin- ciptil centers of coneonlmlion. Another was believed to be nriiKh ™I,'M," n ''° E 01 ,' 1 tlbovc Ulc Avctic cil ' clc 'where the llillljji mid they wrecked several Clernmn destroyers on Saturday ami others nmy bi> Hcrucii, Niimsos nnd Au.lalsnes . Da "" ua y n » u Tin, arrival nf armed Allied forces I,, Norway to right German mlll- " , „ "° 'T llU T" lln|! to s J' m "l <""• fom eonslal bases nnd o 11 Oslo to the Swedish frontier co-lncWe.l with new nrltlsh claims of siiece.ssos In slushing at Niwl commimlcnllon lines to the north Developments Included: ... , . 1. An iiclmlmlly coiiiiiiiinltiuc snylng llmt two additional German transporls npimrciitly had been sunk by British submnrlnes making, ft loin of ^U Irnnsporl, ninmunlllon tinil supply ships tho Allies claimed to hnvc been sunk since Lhe Nazi Invasion of Norway. The Allies nlso clnlmcd to have sunk nine German warships tmd said six others were reported sunk, 'ilia Nn/.l pocket batdeship Admiral Schcer wits'.' reporli'tl toriwdoed iiinl diumigcd by n Urltlsli subiimrlno. 2. An air ministry comnninlnnc snylng tlmt British plnnes again hud raided Slnvnngcr. on tho Norweglnii eonflt, ilropirfnn Incendiary bombs which Iho Uilllsh suld were believed to have exploded murmi- nltlon stores, :i. A sliilcmenl tlmt the British tint! mined the Baltic Sen from trie Knltcisat lo Uthiinnin, thus laying » iiilru- barrier along the northern Gerinun coast. These mining ojierullons, however, wcro bslleveti lo hnve been carried out under (jrctil dlfncilHIcs llmt may have lesseriecl (heir nlfcctlvcness. •llic comminiiriiie tolllnii of the InmliiiB nl British iorces In Norway was rend to Britons over Ihe radio today. . Nnval nnd mllltnrj sourcti said that the landings on Nor«a> s "iBKCd ccasl In tho tnco of iiolBlblc Gcriimn opposition were regained as hnv.iirdons, nllliouch It did not apwa\ llie British forces faced anv severe enemy lira. !, , ><- ^ ^ Grcnteit speciUntion centcicri on u pillule landlne (it TrondlVelm which lies sonic a50 jnllcs-<jioiili of Oslo nnd is only 80.miles from tho SWDillfih frontier. Tiic Ciertnans lust week end had reported that their units nt Tromlhclm hnrt been re-enforced niii'l that heavy nrtiilery had lieon transported there. The port of Nnmsos. however, Is only 15 miles north of Trondhetm nnd British warships hud been rciwricri very active off that part of the const Inst week-end. Tims It wns believed n Inndlng might have been made ul Nnmsos ns. <i preliminary to both land nnd sen attack on Trondhelm. Trondhclm Is on n iicnlnsuln formed by Iho Tro'iulhelni fjord and the Rlvnr Nid, 'Hio hurljor is iza acres In nrcn and the lillls rise up In the bnckgrotiiul, • Nnrvtk nlso wns consltlcrcd most likely ns n Inmllng scene for the Urltlsh. since lliere hnrt been persistent rumors from Stockholm since : Snlurdny thnl Allied force;; had landed In lhal Iron ' ore-port after Saturday's buttles with German, warships. " Stockholm dispatches said that (lie Germans nt Nnrvltt, estimated lo number 1,500. were believed to be surrounded by Norwegian troops. The British 'communique on the bntllc of Narvik snid Hint persons believed to he Cicimnns had been seen Ilcelng Into the hills behind the port where Norwcglnn troops had been concentrated. I'rlme Minister Neville Chamberlain Is expected to give deUiils of the Inmlliig In Norway to (lie House of Commons tomorrow. mite a bridge in the Germans path ; but the Germans moved too fast and were soon in possession of the customs house and the frontier railroad station. They told Swedish border guards that the town of that caused her to be known as a "hoodoo- snip, redeemed herself In British eyes by Icadlnii a sriiiiulTon IW Clprmfjn Dn,.| nt r*T tl.n r}/\lp*ll fl^n. *.. n l.-il, .. ,, ,, SI near Narvik, Norway, that, according (a Admiralty re a guard at the town"" ""''""'" B • cd '" •' iitll<i "K ol 7 German dc.stroycrs.~-(NEA Telcphoto). The Germans had Kiwaniuns To Support Collon Picking Event Tlie 35,000-ton battleship Warspllc, nfter being dogged for two decades with breakdowns and nccldcn'.s taken the Chicaao Wheat May .open high low 1081-2 108 108 close 1083-4 - — --- ii/o jug ^j-t July 1071-4 1081-4 1067-8 1073-1 Norwegians were reported to bo holding a Hue to the east, based on skarnes. with some success. H was evident that the Germans were pulling Increasing power into their drive and United Press advices from Kongsvinger, 40 miles northeast of Oslo and only 18 miles from Sweden, said that the Germans had succeeded in crossing The Vorm river at several points despite the destruction of bridges. This would indicate tlmt the Germans might soon reach the new mnin Norwegian defense line. The Germans, the advices said were advancing rapidly and already had reached the Immediate vicinity of Kongsvinger. The city had been practically evacuated, the advices said, and only a few military men and civilians remained. The correspondent who telephoned this news to Stockholm said- "I must cut off now. I am all ready to go and must leave the city now." Chicago Corn open high low close May 695-8 601-2 691-2 601-4 July 607-8 01 1-4 003-4 013-4 By Fire On Sunday A negro house at 115 East Mnt- Ihcws street was damaged by fire Sunday morning when sparks Ignited the roof. Firemen extinguished the flames quickly with only slight damages. New York Cotton wife, Sybil, is town treasurer. The retiring mayor, W. II. Jones, ntid his wife. Elizabeth, both were elected to the council, ns was Ulna Henderson, whose sister, GCIID- vlcve. is the assessor. Mas- July Oct. Dec. Jan. prev. open high low close close 107<! 1073 IOG8 1012 1070 10S4 1045 1041 1044 1013 1001 1007 1001 1007 903 997 981 995 984 988 984 988 971 981 977 981 1004 932 WEST OKOIJOJI, in. <up>—rue " rs - Alonzo Williams city officials of West Okoboji nrc one big happy family. Mark Wheeler is Ihe new mayor. His New Orleans Cotton prev Stock Prices A T & T 'Am Tobacco ........ Anaconda Copper .. Beth Steel Chrysler Cities Service Genera! Electric _ Genera! Motors 54 5-, Int Harvester 56 Montgomery Ward 513-4 H Y Central 16 5- 172 1-2 91 1-2 30 7-8 80 3-4 87 5 1-4 38 North Am Aviation 25 1-4 May July Oct. Dec. Jan. Mar. Packard 35 , Phillips 38 open high low close close I Radio , o 5-8 """ """ "" 1080 Republic steel '...'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. 213-4 1053 IOCS 994 987 , 980 1084 1078 1055 1050 1013 1006 1003 ' 994 095 : »87 1081 1052 1011 1000 995 1052 Socony Vacuum 111-4 1006. Studebaker n 991 Standard Oil N J 41 7-8 ... 939iTexas Corp 47 980 985 980 U S Steel . . 62 Of Manila Succumbs Mr*. Alonzo Williams, of Manila, died Ins! night, 8 o'clock, at Walls Hospitals where she had been a ixulent since last Tncsdny. She 04. In 111 health for n long time, she wns removed to the hospital when her condition appeared more serious and an operation wns performed several days ago. The remains were returned to Manila. Quincy, Mass., Will Open Century Time Capsule QUINCY. Mass. (UPJ-On Mny 25. a cenlury-old myslery will be Solved. As a feature of the 300lh anniversary of tlic town of Balntrce, of which Quincy once was a part, a sealed tube deposited at city hall In 1830 will be opened. No one knows what Joslah Qutnoy put In the tube in the care of selectmen because he "had no doubt that taxes and assessors would exist" 100 years from that time. The local Kiwanls club will support the National Cotton Pl:klng Contest, to be held In Elytheville Sept. 23-24, It wns announced this morning by John Demi, president. "We are thoroughly In accord with the purpose behind the National Cotton Picking Contest, and will do everything we can lo help make H the biggest tiling the col- ton Industry lias ever witnessed," said Mr. Dean. "It is llio policy of our organization to lend a hand in anything of this kind that will benefit our locality, our section of the country or our le.idlng industry. I think the Idea of holding, a contest to pick the champion cotton picker of the United -Slates is n good one in Itself, but tin; benefits that can come lo the cotton Industry nnd the cotlon belt states are even boiler." "An effort will be made to hold a Kiwanis party here at tho time of the event," he said. "We will use our influence to gnln the support of all the olhcr Kiwants groups throughout this seclion ol the country," he added. It was brought out that support such as this will be a great help to the celebration and help put it on the right track necessary for making H n» annual event that will bring national renown to Mississippi County and the state of Ai'r Kansas.' Cat Goes 450 Miles Home EL, CENTUO, Gal. (UP)—A cat, belonging lo a family that moved to Salinas, returned to its old home here afoot, n distance of 450 milfsc Its reward, under the ordinance governing stray cats, was to be turned over to tho nouiulmasier for execution by gas.- I'o Hold Services Tonight For Deaf Tlie Rev. N. P. Ulilig, of St. IxmLs, will conduct services for the deaf tonight at 7:30 o'clock at the Pilgrim Lutheran church at Sixth nml Walnut streets, the Rev. H. J. Klcludlenst, pastor of the church, announced today. "Jesus Is the Door" Is to be the subject of this month's service. The de.if and friends of the deaf are invited to ntteml, lie said. To Confer On Child Labor Act Provisions A conference on child.labor provisions of the Wage-Hour Act will bo held .here Wednesday .by Miss Violet Seider of the Children's Bureau of.,the, Federal Department of Labor ant! Stale Labor Coriunls- slcucr Ed I. McKinley. They will confer with W..D. Mc- Clurkln,. superintendent of the cily's public .school system ' and Mrs. Thomas R. Ivy, county ex- nmlner. . Bay State Has 140,000 Cows AMHERST, Mass. (Up)—Massachusetts has 140,000 dairy cows, the largest number since 1926, reports Ellsworth W. Bell, Massachusetts State College farm economist. Bell says, however, that "horsc-a are being replaced by motive power at a very rapid rate" and their number in the state decreased from 24,000 to 23.000 in the past year. WEATHER . Arkansas—Mostly cloudy, local showers tonight and Tuesday, colder in north and west portions to. night, cooler .Tuesday. .. : ,-.' • Memphis and vicinity—Increasing cloudiness: and warmer, tonight, lowest temperature about 62,-/Tuesday' cloudy and cooler with.sho*ers.

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