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BLYTHEVILLE "COURIER THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEA ST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOLUME xxxix—NO. 27. Blythevllle Daily News Biytheville Courier Blvtheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, APRIL IB, 10-12 WAIPRIGHT'S GUNS Film RITtS 1 HERETflDfllFOR C. STOUT Members Of Convention Host Group Long Time Resident Here Dies Yesterday; Services This Afternoon Funeral rites will be conducted this afternoon, 4 o'clock, for Daniel Gideon Stout, head of a widely known Biytheville family, who died yesterday afternoon at Walls Hospital. He was 74. In ill health for twa years, he was able to be up most of the time until two weeks ago when his condition became critical. He recovered from a recent attack and out of town relatives returned.home but he was again stricken yesterday morning. Removed to Walls hospital, an emergency operation was pefformed yesterday morning. Death came about 3:30 o'clock. Born in Wood County, Ohio, Mr. Stout also lived in Canada, where he was married. With his family, he came to Biytheville .in 1907 when he established an implement sales and repair business which he-has continuously operated. The Rev. S. B. Wilford, .pastor of First Methodist Church, will conduct services at Cobb Funeral Home with burial- at Elmwoo'd Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Edgar Borum,. Arch Lindsey, R. S. Harris, Bryant Stewart, C. J. Little and Clarence H. Wilson. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ann Jane Stout; one son, R. B. Stout of Biytheville; one daughter, Mrs. C. Lewis Wilson of Memphis, and two brothers, Cal and Will Stout of South Bend, Ind. FOR SELECTEES Bayonet Practice In Ireland DESTHM Legion Post Arranges "Appreciation, Day" For 26 'Negro Army Draftees : , \Vhpn the next draftees leave Biytheville Wednesday for induction into the United Slates Army, —Courier News phote Members of the local Junior Chamber of Commerce, above, will be host for the three-day Arkansas Jaycee convention opening here tonight. Members pictured above are: bottom row (left to right)—Louis Davis, A. E. Hickman, Max Logan, Jack Finley Robinson, George Cross Jr., President R. A. Porter, Jack O'Kcci'e, H. T. Schnee. Phil Dross, R. W. Becker. Middle row—James Nebhut, James Tejry, Louis Isaacs, Charles Brogclon, J. Fnrris McCalla, L. G. Thompson Jr., J. T. Sudbury, Toler B. Buchanan, H. S. Werner. Top row—B. B. Goodman, Howard Burton, John McDowell," L. S. Benish, Bancroft Terry, William Young, Renkert Wetenkamp. WILL SEEK Charges Of Unfair Draft Deferments Will Be Probed By Gen. Compere LITTLE ROCK, April 16.—Brig. Gen. E. L. Compere, State Selective Service director, Wednesday ' invited the Eighth District of the •American Legion to present any supporting data it wished to Over 100 Delegates Arrive Here Today Fbr Jaycee Sessions At noon today, approximately 100 delegates from various Arkansas towns and cities had registered at Hotel Noble for the annual three-day Junior Chamber of Commerce convention scheduled to open tonight and continue through Saturday. ..'...''.- ' . ; V • ' Local Jaycee officials announced that it will be possible for Biytheville. people to hear by radio the speeches of Brig.-Gen. Lewis B. Hershey, national director of Selective Service, Governor Homer Adkins and Dr. Matt Ellis, president of Henderson State Teachers College, Arkadelphia. * Biytheville station KLCN wiB r ^ .. l broadcast Governor Adkins' talk: at Jaycee Convention Local President To Be Well Covered To assist local correspondents in covering the state convention of thc Junior Chamber of Commerce, which opens here tonight, charges"that there have been un- several^ out-of-town _ newsmen are fair draft deferments. The general said he would be glad to get names of "any doubtful cases." Any specific cases cited will be investigated, General Compere said. This is the policy now. The Legion district meeting at Carlisle Sunday adopted a resolution asking inquiry "into deferments the public can't understand." General Compere said frequent reports arc received of alleged dis- ciminations by the local boards, and all arc investigated. Usually, he declared, an inquiry shows a proper deferment or a borderline case which the board may be- asked to reopen. In the rare cases of apparent wrong classification by local boards, the state director said he \, had obtained reviews by appeal boards. to attend. William Wilson, state news editor of Arkansas Gazette, Little' Rock, will arrive tomorrow morning. John Scutter, reporter of Arkansas Democrat, Little Rock, came yesterday. Hardy "Spider" Rowland of North Little Rock, writer of the column "Weary-Go-Round" appearing weekly in the Arkansas Ga- zetter and other newspapers, arrived last night to gather material for his column. Ed Thomas, manager of The Commercial AppeaL Bureau in Little Rock,'is scheduled to be here Friday and Saturday. :an Service Fails To Reduce 325-Pound Soldier Vast New Undersea Fleet Authorized In Naval Ex•Alaskan chow agrees with First Scrgt. Robert L. Temple, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. .F. Temple of Hermondale, Mo., who has managed to keep his weight at the usual 325 pounds since he was transferred there two years ago. In a recent letter to his parents, he wrote that life in the far north Ls agreeing with all • the United States service men then? but that they need letters to cheer them. Tills soldier, whose No. 6305613. Fort Richardson, Alaska; has been in thc Army for 18 years. He was first stationed at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, for four years and when returned to the United States in 1928, was stationed at Fort Lewis., for 1L years. v His next station was at Fort Ord, California, where he spent a year before being sent to Alaska. His last visits in Biytheville, t- near where his parents formerly lived, were in 1937 and 1939. New York "Cotton prev. open hi?h low close close Mar 1992 2003 1990 2003 1985 ' 194S 1935 1944 1995 1940 1959 1968 1935 1968 1951 1977 1983 1972 1983 1968 1982 1990 1978 1989 1973 pansion ure WASHINGTON. April 16. (UP —The House today unanimously passed and sent to the Senate bill authorizing the constructioi of 200,000 additional tons of sub marines to cost an estimated $900,000.000. The measure authorizing mor than 100 new submarines wa passed as Chairman Carl Vin son, Dem., Ga., of the Naval Af | fairs Committee informed the House that thc U. S. will embark 10:05 o'clock and Dr. Ellis' speech at 12:45 o'clock tomorrow. General Hershey's address at the convention banquet Saturday pight will bs transcribed for a broadcast over KLCN Sunday at 1 o'clock. These plans were arranged by the Jaycee publicity committee headed by James Nebhut. Registrations Heavy B. B.' Goodman, head of the egistration committee, estimated lat 112 registrations had come in his morning. On his committee arc :srrard Caudill and Roland Bishop, 'hey are being assisted by Mrs. H. T. Schnee, Mrs. John McDowell, -firs. Toler B. Buchanan, Mrs. James Nebhut, Mrs. Bernard Allen, Mrs. V. E. Hickman, Miss Margaret Jane Acton and Miss Mary Virginia lutler. The program as planned for the vcek end is as follows: tonight, Duffet supper, 7:30 o'clock with Doug Timmerman, executive vice president of USJCC, as principal speaker.. Conference Planned Friday: 8 o'clock, Board of Directors' breakfast meeting; 9 o'clock to 12 o'clock, opening assembly with address by Gov. Adkins; 12 o'clock, luncheon with address by Dr. Ellis; 2-5 o'clock, war conference; 2 o'clock, ladies' matinee at Ritz; 5 o'clock, cocktail hour at hotel; 9 o'clock, cabaret dance. Saturday: 8-9 o'clock, state and local officers' breakfast; 9-12 o'clock, delegate assembly; 12 o'clock, stag luncheon with address by Col. Gibson of the U. S. Army; 1 o'clock, ladies' bridge luncheon; 2-5 o'clock, post war planning conference; 7-10 o'clock, convention banquet with address by Gen. Hershey, installation of officers and presentation of awards; 10 o'clock, dance at Hotel Noble. they .will be given another away" party by the Dud Cusou post, American Legion, which JLS playing the role of .sponsor to the ^electees leaving during thc month of April. I Another civic organization Ls cx- ijected to sponsor similar evcnUs ',<joP May and so on through the npnths In a special effort to how appreciation to men going Jiito active service at 'his time. Thc 26 negroes who make up the text group to leave will be guests of honor in the parade, bund concert and fish fry, planned along the ;ame lines as that given last week 'or 115 .selectees called earlier in ;nc month. Time of the parade has been changed and thc committee In charge announced today that the affair would be staged promptly on schedule and nob earlier as was done in thc first parade. - Selectees, members of Uic 'Chickasaw Home Guard, World War veterans, negro Boy ScouUs and thc local'band will assemble at the Armory at 5 o'clock. Marching will begin at 5:30 o'clock with thc parade to proceed west on Ash Street to Fiftl Street when it will turn north to •Main Street and then back Eas through the main business sectioi to Franklin Street when it wil turn south to the Armory. • All business houses arc <aske to close at 5:30 o'clock and bot" Business firms and residence o the city are being asked to dis- American soldiers In Ulster would like n try ut Mussolini and Hitler n person but they tire contenting themselves here with bayonet ctuu'Bc.s on snowmen representing the Axis lenders, Mussolini nt left l Hitler at right. The scene is in Northern Ireland. (NEA TELEPHOTO). —Courier News photo R. A. "Bob" Porter, president of the Biytheville Junior Chamber of Commerce, heads the group entertaining the three-day annual-^Ja cec convention which opens here tonight. "Like A Picnic", Says Officer Who Led Raid On Philippines It is planned to have ttie v §elec- tees carry small American flags so that they may easily, be distinguished by the crowds. [Following the parade, the band will present n concert of patriotic aacl other popular tunes at tUc Armory grounds and this will be followed, by a fish ^supper for those going into the Army. GEN. MACARTHUll'S HEADQUARTERS, Australia, April 16. (UP)—"The wliolo affair was a field day and for two days we had something like a picnic," Brig. Gen. Ralph Roycc said today in describing the attack which 13 American Air Corps planes made under his leadership on the Philippines. He told-.how the three Plying Fortresses and 10.North- American B-25s ' had attacked--Nichols Field, Manila;jBatar^a^^Gcbu^fand pavao uV'Troin ' 2000 ;'tu**25p6 ^cct ., under ferocious enemy fire and, -fighting off fighter planes, had sunk four transports, probobly sunk a fifth damaged three large and probably several small vessels, destroyed five enemy planes and damaged many and bombed hangars, airdrome runways, docks, warehouses ant enemy troop concentrations. "But most important from the military aspect was the frightening effect on Japanese morale and the heartening effect on the Americans and Filipinos who are still fighting strongly in the Philippines," he said "They know that their comrade are .still doing their best to rclicvi them. 'We made one of our attacks on Davao synchronized with an attack jy the American forces In Mlncla- lao island, und we dropped many Sharpshooting Artillerymen On Corregidor Claim New Successes WASHINGTON. April 16. (UP) —The bigrguns of Corregidor blasted Japanese troop arid 'truck concentrations on Bataah yesterday, blowing' up ,a mm u n i t i o n dumps and •••inflicting 1 "numerous" casualties on the enemy, the War Department said today:* In its:first communique from Corregidor in two days the War Department said that Lieut. Gen. Jonathan M. Wain Wright'sgunners had hurled a Soaring; challenge to the Japanese^ just one week a'fter thei' fall \ of Bataan. ^-'-'^ .''-• Yv''.•:.'.^ '••;•''•• (A Berlin .radio broadcast recorded in London quoted Japanese. reports as saying that Japanese batteries had • ^Icttaed ; Arnierican artillery on Corregidor and the whole fortress, was 'burning.); Cebu Forces Resist Meanwhile; trie communique said, "Pierce nghting .continues in Cebu," where superior Japanese Invasion troops, supported ;by naval vessels, were meeting 'strong'resistance Stock Prices Woman Held In Marriage Of Girl 14 LITTLE ROCK, April 16. <UP)— Arkansas officials today investigated another marriage of a "child bride" less than 24 hours after Mcivin McKcnzie and his 14-year- old wife who were married in Joncsboro had been released from the Butler County, Mo., jail. Mc- Kcnzic had been held on a kidnap charge after he had taken his wife from Aurora, 111., to jonesboro. Miss Ida Beaty was being held in the Pulaski County jail on a charge of perjury after allegedly signing a surety to help a 19- year-old soldier obtain a license to marry a 14-year-old girl. Camp Robinson authorities identified the soldier as Pvt. John Highfield, who enlisted at, Hartford, Conn. Thc girl was not identified. Mrs. Ruth Hale, deputy prosecut- ng attorney in charge of domestic elations, conducted the investiga- ion. She said evidence indicated hat Miss Beaty who came here nly a short time ago and appar- ntly lived in several other states eccntly, has shown interest in cveral young couples and lent, rivatc Highfield money for his from • a handful of. courageous bub poorly equipped Ainerlean-Fllipino forces. H\\J JOtll.iiV.1 r 4.L* 114 VTij ^llVI/fULI tinnnj • ' . "• ,-;: ' T t •>, , bombs on Japanese troop eoneen-j The -War Department said that • rations there. "It threw the Japanese into pan- c. W-c went,.over at dawn. You can imagine their bewilderment when ttiddcnly. out; of; the sky there;.npj peiircd a big bunch •.;pf bombers coming down on them. They, didn't know..jAfh^re ,thc an'd they" trying to find-out where^we ;were coining from and the means- to stop us." ^ \ Lieut. Col. John H. Davic«j\ who piloted one of the bombers, .said enemy anti-aircraft fire was heaviest over Davao, that there also Japanese Navy-O planes persistently attacked. "I turned on one of them," he said. "I maneuvered alongside and we gave It, a broadside. Pieces flew from it. It fell apart In the air, and the pieces crashed all over." '"The whole raid plan was drawn up by Gen. MacArlhur and the sLalf," Roycc said. Cortegidor •; was - subjected to five enemy air "raids '.yesterday, but that American : aiUt-aircraf t 'batteries which the Japwiese claimed to have silericed '• lrinis»)es : '$wi. ; ineftedtivc. ***Wii8&#^ Bay, has 1 - n i air •: raid alarms^ since ^start ;ot' 'the ; Avar ^ but : tlie Dcipartinent 1 - sii|d "actuaily • there have ijbeen more rains;- than alarms" because or frequent occasions when several attacks occurred during one".ai(irfn; Since April 1Q. tho day iBataan fell, :the island has been bombed 65 times, but the War Department said "damage to military Installations has been re- Jatlvcly sltgh't : and the morale" of the troops Is unimpaired." ^ ' July Oct Dec Jan I9&2b 1075 on an "aggressive campaign" to wipe out the enemy U-boat menace in the Atlantic. "As this war is shaping up." Vinson said. 4> the war in the Pacific will be an aviation war. The war in the Atlantic will be a submarine war." The submarine program was the second naval expansion plan approved by Congress since the U. S. was plunged into war last Dec. 7. Late in December Congress authorized a 150,000-ton expansion A. T. & T. 115 Amcr. Tobacco 37 1-2 Anaconda Copper 24 3-4 Beth. Steel 56 1-8 Chrysler 53 1-4 Coca Cola 64 7-8 Gen. Electric 23 1-4 Gen. Motors 33 3-4 Inter. Harvester 42 3-8 Mont. Ward 25 3-4 N. Y. Central 71- N. Am. Aviation 11 1- Packard Radio . Repub. Steel 153-4 2 1-8 2 7-8 for construction of aircraft car- Socony Vacuum 71-8 ricrs and destroyers. New Orleans Cotton prev. opsn high low close close Mar. . 2014 2023 2013 2023 2004 May . 1948 1955 1945 1955 1941 July . 1964 1971 1959 1970 1954 Oct. . 1995 2005 1992 2004 1987 Dec. . 2002 2003 2001 2010 1992 Jan. . 2003b 2016 1993b Studebaker 4 5-8 Stapd. of N. J 33 1-8 Texas Corp 311-2 U. S. Steel 47 5-8 Chicago Soybeans prev open high low close clos May. 186% 186"* 186 186 186* July. 189 ft 189% 188',* 188% 189V narnagc. Miss Beaty identified herself as a "psychologist" and said last, light, that the only wrong she done was in signing the license without reading it. She said the soldier assured her he was 21 and the girl 18. legal minimum ages for narriagc in Arkansas without consent of parents or guardians. She Two Day Session Ends At Osceola; Little Rock Layman Is Elected B. C. Powell, a layman in First Presbyterian Church nt Little Rock, was named Moderator of the Arkansas Presbytery yesterday in the closing session of the two day convention at Oscco'.a which was highlighted by the federation of the two Presbyterian Churches in Brinkley under one head and the election of commissioners to the General Assembly at Knoxvillc. Forty ministers and layman attended. Mr. Powoll .succeeds the Rev. S: \ Bryant, pastor of Pulaskl Heights Presbyterian Church of Little Rock, as moderator. Temporary clerk elected yesterday was the Rev. William T. Hunt, pastor of Lonoke Presbyterian Church. Of general interest Ls the fact that the Presbyterian Church, USA, and Presbyterian Church, UB, in Brinkley, worked out a federation for a unified congregation with the same pastor. Dr. Kirk Mosiey. ruling elder who represented the local First Church, one of two ruling elders elected to attend the General.Assembly 1 of the Church of the United which will meet in' Knox- Tenn.. May 28. The new moderator will serve a.s the other elder from this Presbytery while the Rev. R. S. Schuster, pa-stor of Jonesboro church, and the Mr. Bryant will serve as the two ministers from this section. 'Principal addresses were made by the Rev. W. M. Mclnnis. pastor of North Little Rock Presbyterian Church, who spoke Tuesday after- said she had not seen the girl aeforc helping Highfield obtain the license. HWAR BULLETINS SAN FRANCISCO, April LG. —A daytime uir raid alarm was ordered today in the San Francisco- Northern Calif<ttni» area because of the approach of an unidentified flight of airplanes. The alert was cancelled 17 minutes later when the planes were identified as friendly. Fourth Army headquarters announced. WASHINGTON, April IB. (UP)—The Navy announced l°- iner'chant vessel has been torpedoed off the Atlantic Coast and that survivors have been landed at an East Coast port. Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS. 111., April 16 (UP)—<Hogs:—6500 salable. Top. 14.15 180-250 Ibs., 13.90. 140-160 Ibs., 1/.50-13.35. Bulk sow, 13.30-13.85. Cattle, 2800 SI. steers, 10.00-15.00. Mixed yearl., heifer. 8,75-13.00 SI. heifer, 9.00-13.50. Stocker,'feeer steer. 8.75-13.00. Beef, Cows, fl.75-9.50. noon, and Dr. R. D. Adams, pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Little Rock, who delivered the sermon Tuesday night. Women of the Osecola church acted as hostesses for the' meeting. They made arrangements for thc Anti-Nazi Frenchmen Demonstrate Hatred For New Vichy Government Head VICHY, April 46. (UP)—A fresh wave of terrorism broke out today n Nazi-held France as Pierre ..aval prepared to assume full power over the Vichy government with a cabinet of his own choosing. Two anti-German attacks occurred in Paris shortly nftcr Laval's departure from the city and lu> day that a medium sized U. S. return to Vichy to set up his new • - • «-— • "-cabinet. Two other attacks were reported in the northern industrial region. / A troop train carrying German troops on leave was derailed by saboteurs and 40 persons were reported killed. Laval was protected by personal bodyguards and strong police cordons as he conferred with Marshal Henri Philippe PC tain and ' Jean Francois Darlan who after stepping asido as vice premier to make way for Laval may be named admiral of France, corresponding to a field marshal in the army. Word of the new outbreak of anti-Nazi terrorism and sabotage in occupied France reached Vichy as Laval went into his second, conference of the day with Petnin and Darlan. Laval may announce his new cabinet tonight and issue a statement as to his policy In dealing with the United States on the one hand and Germany on the other. LONDON, Aprif 16. .(UP)— Prime Minister Winston Cuhr- chill is preparing: to make a secret report to the House of Commons on his ffrand strategy talks with Gtn. George C. Marshall, II. S. chief of staff, and Harry L. Hopkins, it was announced today. ! ors for their meals while in the city. Tile local First Church was represented by Dr. Masley, principal representative, and Ray Worthington, alternate. A half dozen shotgun pellets, eaten by a duck, are enough to Stove Causes Fire Negro Soldiers Travel Through Here By Train An all-negro Army troop train passed through Biytheville this morning, north-bound with the destination undisclosed. Thc train, of approximately 20 coaches, was occupied by negroes, except for the white officers. In full uniform and wearing various insignia, the troops filled the windows for a sight of the city as the train hurried through without stopping. Slight damage resulted from a fire at 1413 West Ash Street this morning when wall' rjaper became ignited by heat from a stove. Thc fire broke out at 8:50 o'clock. Chicago Whevt prev. open high low close close May. 121 l /i 121% 120 V4 120 Mr 121!* cause its death by lead poisoning. July. J2316 123% 122% 122% 123% Chicago Corn FLJGJESPECT Chaplain Virgil Green Asks Guard Unit To Help Eaucate Public An editorial '"Respect for/the Colors", published in the Courier last-Saturday, provided the jackground for a talk by Chaplain Virgil Greene before members of the Chickasaw Guard, local - tiome guard unit, at the Armory here last night. The edforial commented on lack of respect for the colors shown by the majority of spectators who lined Main street last Friday afternoon for the first parade honoring drafted men. Only a few of the hundreds of persons watching the procession • gave any sign of recognition as the color guard bore the' national emblem through the business section. "Such disrespect should be the concern of every loyal American." Chaplain Greene told members of the guard who "were in the procession. "I hope every man here will help teach the public that the Flag of the United States is worthy of the respect of all men, women and children whenever, it Ls passing." He asked that .guard members aid in educating the public in displaying proper courtesy when the colors pass. When the Flag is passing In a parade, all persons present should face the Flag, stand at attention and salute." Those present in uniform should give the military salute. Men not in uniform "should remove their headdress with the right hand and hplcl it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the h'eart. Women should salute by placing the right hand over the heart. When "the colors pass in a moving column the salute is given as the Flag approaches the spectator and is held until it passes. May July prev. open high low close close 86 86% 86 86b 86 88% 89 % 88% 88% 88% In 1824, Daniel, Webster was re- 4990 out of a total of 5000 votes cast. ,. i U. S. WEATHER FORECAST t mild today and tonight with scattered local showers. ARKANSAS-^cattered showers.: Little temperature change tonight.