The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 15, 1942 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 15, 1942
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEA ST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOLUME XXXIX—NO. 26. Blytheville Daily News Blytheville Courier . Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 1942 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Jaycees May Elect Him PHILIPPINES Rules Provided Under Which They May Be Put In Residential Areas Mayor E. R. Jackson and members of the city council last night took the first step to meet conditions that are expected to result from a shortage of housing facilities that will grow more acute as additional new families move here when actual construction of the new army air base gets underway. The city fathers at their regular monthly meeting at the city hall last night voted unanimously to adopt an ordinance regulating the erection, maintenance and operation of trailer camps, tourist courts or similar places. The measure, which carried the emergency clause and which goes into, effect immediately, prohibits putting such camps on any site in the residential section without first filing . application with the city engineer for a permit, along with plans and specifications. It provides for the payment of a $10 fee with such applications. Provides for Protest Right If plans meet the city's approval permits may be issued at any time after 30 days following date of publication of a notice of such project unless property owners in the vicinity of such proposed camps protest and show that if such permit is granted the conduct of the camp would tend to decrease the value of property in the immediate vicinity dential purposes. for resi- U. S. Troops Stage International Parade CTOFF.01. DIESURLTW Retired General Who Orice Headed NRA Dies As Result Of Pneumonia A 30-day period is allowed under terms of the ordinance for filing protests following the date of publication of the first- notice. Filing of protests will mean that any permit issued by the city engineer for such a camp will be reviewed j) and acted on by the city council. further^ provides that any person .granted"'a camp permit will be required to maintain the premises in accord with all sanitary laws and ordinances of the city and state and shall maintain a minimum of one shower bath house and one toilet for men and one shower bath house and one toilet for women for each four cars or trailers and also must provide adequate means of garbage disposal. Fines Provided The ordinance provides that any person found guilty of violating tho law will be' subject to a fine of from $10 to $100 and- each day any such camp or court is allowed to remain in violation of the provisions of the ordinance shall constitute a separate offense. Another important action taken by the council last night was adoption of a resolution to reduce the rental on 130 fire hydrants from $40 to $25 annually for the duration of the war. This was really a compromise agreement between 'the water concern and the city halting recent efforts ,of the city to purchase the water system. Officials agreed to the terms which will mean over $2000 revenue annually for the city in consideration for discontinuing efforts to buy the water system until after the war. Members of the council voted WILLIAM "BILL" SHEPHERD First action of the Arkansas Junior CTiamber of Commerce which convenes here this week end is expected .to be the endorsement of William "Bill" Shepherd, of Pine Bluff, for president of the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Shepherd, director of tho Rural Development Department or Arkansas Light and Power Company, and at present a natinoal director of the USJCC, will be here for all convention sessions. It is believed that his candidacy will be endorsed by the state group immediately after the formal, opening of the fifth annual convention Friday morning at 9 o'clock.' Winner of the distinguished service award given in Pine Blurf this year for outstanding service in the community, Mr. Shepherd is a, past president of the .state Jaycees having served in that office during 1939-40, . , '• \He-is past illustrious potentate of Sahara Shrine temple" Tormer chairman of the Arkansas Safety Council and a member of Pine Blutt Rotary club. After graduating from Hendrix College, Con way, he joined the Arkansas Power and Light company as private secretary to the WASHINGTON? April 15. (UP> •Hugh S. Johnson, colorful leader of the NRA in early New Deal days whose request for a renewal of his commission as a reserve brigadier general was denied by President Roosevelt a year ago, died early today of pneumonia. He was 59 years old and had been ill for several months. He was confined to Walter Reed hospital until recently when he was moved to his apartment in the Wardman Park hotel. Pneumonia developed and he succumbed at 4:45 a. m., today. Johnson's mother, Mrs, Elizabeth Johnston, and his son, Kilbourne, a lieutenant colonel in the Army,; were at the bedside. Since 1934, after disagreeing with New Deal policies and after the death of NRA, Johnson has written a daily newspaper column. His caustic and often salty remarks have generally been critical of the administration, and in recent years, critical of the administration's foreign policy. His most recent "run-in" with his former chief. President Roosevelt, came in April, 1941, when Johnson, a former Army officer who wrote the World War I draft bill and served as judge advocate to Gen. John J. Pershing during that war, applied to the President for renewal of his commis- Wlth bands playing and fln^.s flying, a unit ol' U. S. troops march bnck Into Calcxlco, Calif., after .staging nn international parade through Ihe streets of Mexican, Mexico under. tho .sponsorship of the war departments of both the United States and Mexico. (NEA TELEPHOTO). sion. President Roosevelt . denied the late Harvey C. Couch, president. Huge German Losses Claimed By Russia; Key City Attacked Employment Service Officials Seek 18,000 From April 20 To May 20 Terry as a commissioner of District No. 1 to fill the vacancy caused by the death of his father, the late E. M. Terry. Salary To Officer's Wife It was voted unanimously to pay Approximately 18,000 strawberry pickers will be needed from April 20 to May 20 for work in White 'County, according to the local office of the United States Employment Service. "If we reach the Food for Victory goal as set by the Secretary of Agriculture," said manager Herbert fuTf month's salary for April Whitehead, "it wiil require the best request on the ground that Johnon was not physically fit for act- ve service. The White House re- -ealed then that the administra- ion's aim was to remove from the nilitary roster all senior Army reserve officers deemed incapable of active service. Laval Situation May Bar Sending Of U. S. Food To French Children WASHINGTON, April 15. (UP) •Plans to send American food arid Leachville Lions Club Will Hear The Rev. Father Ollie Semmes clothes , .to Frnriso.^ ^French 'North Africa have'.been^cancellec because of the governmental' shakeup in Vichy, Acting Secretary of State Sunuier Welles said today. Welles was asked at hLs pros? conference whether the new developments in France highlighted b; the return of Pierre Laval to powe would have any effect pn th announced plan for sending tw ships to North Africa and a Rec Cross vessel with milk and cloth ing for the children of France. He replied that' the ships hod not The Rev. rather Ollie Semmes, j failed and would not be permitted of Jamaica who is visiting relatives ! to leave the country pending clari- Man Drowns [n Rescuing 2 Children A father was drowned today while rescuing two of his children vncl two playmates when Lheir bout cnpsised at Big Lake, 14 mile? west of Blytheville. ••Ernest Piles, 31-year-old fanner, saved his children and was wading to the riseue of their -older play- matcs ^wheti lie was sucked under the high water. Stanley Ingram found his body a short distance from where ho drowned while other men completed the rescue work. The tragedy was the climax to a boat ride, the four children having been in a small boat paddled by one of the older boys. When the boat overturned, the KUIBYSHEV, Russia April 15. (UP)—The Red Army was reported battling at the gates of a large strategic city today after breaking two German defense lines, killing 20,000 enemy troops, wounding probably 40,000 others and destroying 466 enemy airplanes in a week. The Russian dispatches failed to specify the exact sector in wfliich the fighting occurred or the city (believed to be Bryansk, or Kharkov) under attack. They said, however, that the enemy was in Osceola, will be guest speaker at a meeting of the Leachville Lions Club Tuesday noon. To be the guest of Mr. and Mrs. 0. L. 'Smith of Leachville that day, Father Semmes and Mr. Smith will probably reminisce of Jamaica, where the Leachville resident was born and reared and where Father Semmes has long been a priest. Father Semmes is said to )>e one of the most widely known men in that country and it is expected that he w^ll recount something of his life there when he speaks at Leachviile. He recen/tly returned to Osceola, his former home, for a visit with his sisters, Mrs. Electra Scntmcs Perrin and Mrs. Spencer Gibson, fication of the .-ito?,Uon involving the return of Laval to governmental leadership. Welles said that some preliminary reports had been received from the American ambassador, to Vichy, Admiral Wjlliam D. Leahy. He added the reports were not complete enough for a detailed decision of this government's policies in. the light or the Laval development. Memorial Services Will Honor FormerBar Member* of S13t> to the wife of the late Dick Potter, city officer slain in line of duty several weeks ago. A check for $1000 representing insurance the city carries on each of its employes, was received and turned over to Mrs. Potter. Other business included the induction of officials named in the municipal election this month and the re-appointment of department heads for another year. Those inducted were Percy Wright, new city attorney, Frank Whitworth. city efforts of everyone to produce and harvest .everything passible. Too much emphasis cannot be placed on the importance of the war effort for sufficient supplies of food." In. the past many of the workers placed by the United States Employment Service migrate from the eastern part of Arkansas, and it is hoped thai several hundred worker will again make the 1942 harvest,. ;if a sufficient number of pickers report their' interest in this work arrangements will be made with and E. B. Woodson. aldermen. The council discussed plans for obtaining new glassware for the white way light poles in the business district but reached no decision. Tho glassware would cost approximately $8 for each of the 90 poles in the system. On a proposal by Alderman John C. McHaney the salary of City- Engineer E. J- Heaton was boosted $25 per month. "He has done a good job and I think he deserves it/' Mr. McHaney told the council. 'city privilege fee of the Arkansas- Missouri Power Corporation was hiked f rom $50 ° annually to $650 U. S. WEATHER FORECAST BLYTHEVILLE—Slightly warmer today and- : tonight. ARKANSAS—Slightly warmer tonight. ;roups and transport them to the fields. The wages for this harvest will average three cents per quart for picking. Anyone, young or old, who is interested in this work should contact James' M. Cleveland, Farm. Placement Interviewer, United States Employment Service, located at 118 South Second Street if was anounced. The Germans arc increasing their aerial attacks and also are stepping up their counter attacks on various sectors, including the Kalinin front northwest of Moscow. A number of heavy attacks supported by Nazi dive bombers have been reported repulsed. A writer in the Moscow News M id the Germans . lost 2500 men killed on April l in a single action clerk, Loy Welch, Sam C. Owens, i truck owners to gather up such that illustrated the intensity of the fighting. In a week on two central fronts he .said they lost 20.000 dead and 40,000 to 60,000 wounded. The writer said the Germans lost 221 airplanes on April 4 and 5 compared to 33 lost by the Russian and that in one week they lost 466 against 86 Russian air force craft. New Orleans Cotton "sustaining the most heavy losses and other relatives, in order to extricate himself from I precarious positions." (German broadcasts and other dispatches said that the Spring thaw had turned part pf the Russian front into a sea of mud that immobilized mechanical transportation but the Soviet dispatches said these reports were "exaggerated.") Mar May July Oct Dec Jan open 1996 1933 1946 1981 1988 1987 1993 1984b .... prev. high low close close 2004 1995 2004. 1999 1942 '1331 1941 1937 1957 1943 1954 1948 1976 1987 1982 1992 .... 1993 1083 1988 1989 The late Cecil Shane, prominent attorney, will be honored Friday afternoon by the Arkansas Bar Association convening in Little Rock. Memorial services will be Kelt for three Association officer who have died during the past on and a half months. They arc Mi Shane, a vice president, Mr. Moore and Secretary Roscoc Lynn, Littl Rock. Tigers arc found in China, In clia, and Siberia. Newlyweds Stricken, Bride 111 And Bridegroom Is Found Deac ntlicr waded Into the deep water, cscuccl Lhc youngest child from the vcrturnecl boat to which she was tinging and look her to shore. He uickly returned for his other child ,nd when he realized the current, vas sucking him under, he put he child on top of the overturned }oal only u second before he was mlled under the water. The lake is high now, because of •ccent rains, with -the guagc read- ng 244.3. The accident, occurred about noon on the west side of the lake near he Files home which is now sur- ounded by water. The house is on the old Big Lake Club grounds. Mr. Files is survived by his wiffl and four sons and daughters. Thc$ moved to Big Lake a year ago from Southeast Missouri. Large Fires Started By * British Bombs In Nazi Industrial Areas LONDON, April 15. (UP>~Large formations of British fighter planes raced across.. tho^'Doyer straltr"to- day in another'-daylight.' sweep' of :the French invasion coast after a night in which giant bombers set mammoth fires through Germany's vital industrial Ruhr. The iluhr was a concentrated one involving some of Britain's biggest new bombers, it was understood, and the great Krupp munitions works and otljer objectives .were plastered witty;, dev- asUtion bombs of big size' and terrific destructive power. Berlin,-reporting the raid, .said that "residential ureas" in western Germany were attacked, that damage was done "mainly to buildings" and that -'civilians" were killed, or wounded. Berlin said five British bombers were shot down. Only yesterday the German ra- Only One of 13 Craft Lost • As MacArthur Begins Promised Offensive GENERAL MacARTHUR'S HEADQUARTERS, Australia/April 15, (UP)—Thirteen American bombers, including- three ' • flying fortresses, smashed Japanese shipping, air fields, docks and aircraft and spread "dismay and destruction" in a'long distance attack on three Philippine islands, a communique said tonight. -, ' Striking some ^2000 . miles from Australia to - Manila under the command of Brig. Gen. Ralph Royce, the American planes inaugurated on Monday night the counter blows which Gen. Douglas' MacArthur promised would one day drive the enemy from the Philippines. The bombers, attacked Nichols field near Manila; the important ports of Batangas on Southern Luzon Island-; Cebu, the capital of Cebu Island on which the Japanese landed 12,000 troops and the important Japanese-held port of Davao on Mindanao Island. All but one^ of the 13 bombers returned safely"from r the 4000-mile'flight^ perhapsf""*' most daring 'and lorigesfj tack of the war- The fields, docks p and aircra dtos warned Lhat all German householders must keep fire extinguishers and that buckets and bathtubs must be filled with water each night In expectation of air raids. Charles A. Ridings Now First Lieutenant Leave Your Books For Service Men A L Library I fere News has been received here of the promotion of Charles A. Ridings Lo first lieutenant in the were dcstroyed.aad damaged in an American air attack on the Philippines April 13 and 14 (the night of April 13)," the 'communique said. "The flight consisted" of three B-17's (flying fortresses) and 10 twin-engine medium bombers under the personal command of Brig. Gen. Ralph Royce and Maj. Gen/ Rush B. Lincoln • of . Ames, la., chief of the air corps irr Australia." A representative of Lieut. Gen. George H. Brett, the, deputy supreme commander,' awarded the Distinguished Service Cross to Royce in a dramatic ceremony in a hangar when the squadron returned. Royce had volunteered to lead the successful attack in which 13 heavy and 'medium bombers participat- Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS, 111.. April 15. (UP)—Hogs: 12,000—10,000 salable. Top. H.40 180-260 IbS., 14.20-14.40 140-160 IbS., 12.85-13.65 Bulk sown. 13.50-14,10 Cattle: 3200 SI. steers, 10.00-15.00 Mixed yearl.. heifers, 12.00-12.75 SI. heifers. 8.75-13.75 GLASGOW. Ky., April 15. (UP) —The groom became .so excited at the wedding that he broke out in a rash and the bride messaged her parents at Chicago that "our honeymoon will last forever." Three days later the proprietor of a Cave City Tourist camp found the groom, Edward Kasper, 27. Berwyn. 111., dead on the disarrayed bed in a cabin. Beside him lay his unconscious bride, Mary, 18. Both were in night clothes. Mary was critically ill in the 'el Wttr Flier. ' Glasgow authorities investigating the case had no explanation for what might have happened. The bride's last message was to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Baker in Chicago. "Everything is going fine," she wrote. "Having a wonderful time. Our honeymoon, will last forever. I am a very happy married woman." Ed-ward wrote his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Kasper, of Berwyn May Be Transferred Richard Green, of the Royal Canadian Air Force who is now visiting relatives at Armorel, may be transferred to the States Army Air Corps. United At home on his annual leave, is now on ground | the aviator duty. ' A number flyers may now be transferred to j the United States Army since this of Royal Canadian Stocker, feeder steers, 8.75-13.001 country entered the wor. out in a rash which doctors at Washington, Tncl., told him was caused by the excitement al, the wectding. The couple was married Saturday in Chicago and said good-bye to parents and friends after a wedding banquet at, the Little Bohemia restaurant. They checked in at the Cave City tourist camp at, 3 p.m. Monday ni?ht. When they failed to appear the next, morning, the proprietor found them and notified the police. On. a table near their bed. authorities found a .small package containing one white pill, an empty Books which Blytheville people wish to donate to the boys in the armed forces may be left at the public library, according to an- nounccmcnt .made today by J. Graham Siulbury, chairman of the Victory Book Drive in this section. Friday will be known as "Victory Book Day" and it is believed by thai, time a substantial amount of bocks will have been left al the library. Those who wish to have .books picked up at their homes jmny call ciU\cr Mrs. Ira Gray, city librarian at 2431 or Mr. Sudbury at 3163 and they will make arrangements for securing them. Supplementing President Roosevelt's announcement of Victory Book Day on Friday, the Victory Book Drive has urged citizens to select stalwart volumes which arc favorites, book,-; that can be read by the men in service. Book c s that amuse, refresh, stimulate arc being asked for as arc books that will tell the men things and help thrm to get ahead in the Army, Navy and Marine Corps. Donald Nelson, of the War Production Board said in connection United States Army Air Corps al Pendleton Field, Pendleton, Ore. by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest ed. Born in Blytheville just six months before the Armistice in World War I. Lieut. Ridings was graduated from the local high school in 1336 and attended the University of Arkansas three years before joining the air corps, Nov. 27, 1940. He was sent to Brooks Field. San Antonio, Texas, where he received his wings in July, 1941. After five weeks extra training there he , was assigned to Pendle- lon. En route to his new post Lieutenant Ridings stopped here for a brief visit when he married Miss Marian Caldwell, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. C. A. Caldwell. Killough Won't Run But Gathings Will WYNNE, Ark., April H.— Neil Killough, Circuit Court judge in Cross County since 1930 and former Wynne mayor, denies/that he has intentions of entering the race against Congressman E. C. .(Took) Gathings of West Memphis, incumbent of First Arkansas Dis- (trict. Congressman Gathings has announced he will be a candidate lor the office in the coming election. • '•"•';•' No* other candidates have announced with filing date expiring April 29. . . New York Cotton prcv. open high low close close whisky bottle, cinply beer cans and a partially filled bottle of wine. A wedding certificate dated April ill wasjfound in the bride's purse. "I don't believe it was a suicide pact,' said Judge C. M. Redford who was conducting the investga- tion. "We found no suicide note or anything like that in the tourist cabin." In Chicago, new furniture the newylweds had purchased was stacked in the hallway of the Baker homo. with the book drive: "This is neither an old man's war nor a young man's war; this is a smart man's war." Donors arc being urged to use the following slogan as a guide in Uicir selection of books to give: "If there are books you especially prize— give them!" Chicago Soybeans prcv. open high low close close May. 186 187 186 186% 186 July 188 ! ,A 18JPA 188% Mar May July Oct, Dec Jan ,1974 1930 1943 1985 1965 1968 1985 1954 1968 1974 1975 1974 1930 1941 1956 1963 1968 1985 1979 1940 1936 1951 1968 1973 1975 1945 1960 1957 1989 Chicago Whept prev. open high low close close May. 120*', 121 £ 120% 12114 120% July. 122^ 123% 122% 123-^-123 Chicago Corn prev. open high low close close May July 85 •>; 88? 86 14 88% 85 & 88% 86 88% 85% 88% There was not one death sentence passed in Scotland, nor was there one execution in Scottish prisons in 1931. Stock Prices A. T. & T. 115 Amer. Tobacco 37 3-8 Anaconda Copper 24 3-4 Beth. Steel 56 1-4 Chrysler 52 5-8 Coca Cola 65 1-4 Gen. Electric 231-8 Gen. Motors 33 5-8 Inter. Harvester 42 1-4 Mont. Ward N. Y. Central N. Am. Aviation Packard , Radio . Republic Steel Socony Vacuum Studebaker , of N. J. th« with Texas Corp. U. S. Steel Missouri had death rate of 44.9 population in 1939, com] 47.9 in 1938.

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