The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 20, 1942 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 20, 1942
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BLYTHEVILLE "COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHBA 8T ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOLUME XXXIX—^0. 30. BIytheville Daily News Blytheville Herald Blytheville Courier Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, APRIL 20, 1942 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS MACARTHUR LAYS PLANS FOR "KNOCKOUT Chinese Set Jungle Traps for Japs in Burma Patriotic Talks End Convention If We Want Security We Must For it", Hershey Says <£ A "man-to-man talk" in whjh he readily replied to all questions from his audience wa| given by Brig. Gun. Lewis B. Hershey, national director o| Selective Service, when he addressed the Arkansas convention of the Junior Chamber of Commerce at the annual corwention buiuiuet here Saturday night. Hershey, whose promotion to the rank of major general now awaits approval, spoke on "The Challenge of the Future." ! Without using fancy language or resorting to the over- COI.T1 TROPHY CUIlffllP worked "patriotic appeal," he b security we have long had, we ojnust fight for it." lie then launched into a revealing 1 clLscti out draft plans in a talk which.! subtle humor. Negro Held For Slaying At Joiner . Chinese troops, seeking to check the relentless advance of the Japanese, dig tank traps and machine gun nests in.the steaming jungles of Burma. Picture arrived via Loudon by clipper. One Fatally Hurt, Another Injured In Highway Crash Cha-rles Ellctt Cobb Jr., 23, way fatally injured this morning- and "Bo" Fairley, 19, also of Osceola, was seriously hurt in a Highway 61 accident at Evaclale, 30 miles south ot" Blytheville, when a Taystee Baking Company truck was struck by a truck driven by Jack Wells, 40, of l!,Blytheville, who was. uninjured. - -Ail '.is ^"itiT .mivlo" o£ t'lG accident which occurred about 7 o'clock when the Wells truck, on the left side of the road, struck the baking company truck head-on, it was announced by Sheriff Hale Jackson. Mr. Wells said he was attempting to pass another car when he met the truck driven by Mr. Cobb with whom Mr. Fairley was riding. Died at Doctor's Office Mr. Cobb, who died '40 minute* later at the office of Dr. P. W Turrentine of Wilson, received Motorist Finds Parking Difficult Even On Crossing City officials have frequently admitted that parking conditions here are far from ideal, but they were at a loss today to explain why one motorist selected the Chickasawba Avenue railroad crossing near the court house as parking space for his automobile this morning. They at least were convinced he is not one of those fellows who is always worrying about somebody denting his fender. The incident probably would have passed unnoticed but for the fact that Frisco trains sometimes use the crossings, too, and it happened that a southbound freight came tearing down the track while the owner of the car was transacting business in a nearby building. Far up the track, the engineer spotted the car on the crossing and reached for his whistle cord. When the car failed to budgo, he went for the air brakes and the fireman on the other side of the cab prepared to take a dive, if necessary. The car stood its ground. With all brakes set tightly against screeching wheels, the train came to a stop not over 30 feet from the car. A group of street workers employed nearby who had stopped to watch the anticipated crash! breathed easier, and as the engineer and fireman leaped to ground and came to the crossing to investigate, someone summoned the car owner from the building. He obligingly moved the machine and the southbound freight proceeded on its way. two irate engine- men muttering something'they did not put in their official report. head injury and internal injurie to -cause his death. Mr. Fairley. son of Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Fairley of Osceola had not been removed from the Osceola office of Dr. C. M... Harwell 'at noon today and the extent, of his injuries had not beei determined but the physician said it was believed he would recover The body of the baking truck was demolished, but the othe truck, loaded with cabbage, was only slightly damaged. Mrs. Cobb, who was visiting here at the home of her parent? Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Alexandei while awaiting the birth of a baby did not reach her husband before he died. Other Survivors He is also survived by a foiir- ,ong Illness Claims Life Of Former Singer Who Started Career Here untly said "If we wish the El Dorado Oil Man Honored A t Jayccc Banquet; Officers Elected of plans for carrying Darkled with ready wit and Putting- the responsibility sruutre- yi upon the local draft boards in cnooslng who should yo and when, General Hershey explained in detail in his address and in a private ,r|iervicw, the functions ot such boards and what should be ex- p^ctocl of them. ("The men to be lust drafted will & the men In the essential posi- tipn and who have genuine ciepen- Long a singer and actor until he became ill four yars ago, Elliott Duncan, son of Mrs. Ramsay Duncan, died early this morning at a Murfreesboro, Tenn., hospital. He was 42. - - • . ' Military rites will be held tomorrow afternoon, 2 o'clock, at Cobb Funeral Home, by the Rev. S. B. Wilford, pastor, with burial at Elm wood Cemetery. The Dud Cason Post. American Legion, will conduct the military service. Born at Milan. Tenn., Mr. Duncan came to Blytheville at the age of three when his father, the late Mr. Duncan, established a law firm here. Started MusVc Early When still wearing baby dresses he began to hum tunes and soon was singing the nursery songs taught him by his mother. The body found floating in a ditch at Joiner Friday afternoon has been -identified as that of Robert Kines, 40, negro, killed by Emmett Roe, 41, negro, according to Sheriff Hale Jackson who announced today that Roe had admitted killing Kines and throwing his body into the ditch. Roe, arrested over the weekenc by Sheriff's Deputies Garland Trammel, Ocie Nunnally and Leo Schreick, told officers that the slaying occurred March 28 on the J. B. Wilson farm near Joiner as the climax to a Saturday night argument over some whisky. He said he struck him over the head with a rock. He implicated Catherine Stevens, 32, negro woman, by saying that she helped him to throw the body into the water but this was denied today by the woman who is also held in jail at Osceola. Roe is charged with murder and the Stevens -woman with accessory to murder. He told officers that he and Kines, both of whom lived on the Roy Cox farm at Joiner, and the Stevens woman and her sister, Mattie Stevens, 29, were together when the two men had an argument over a bottle of whisky purchased jointly which Kines wished to take- to Memphis. After the slaying, Mattie Stevens is said to have fled from the scene and the other woman helped the slayer dispose of the body, according to Roe's confession. The women apnts" said. Men With Genuine Dependents yet to tue point taking men wuh "We are not whore we are genuine dependents but we ma> oe soon auu at the same Lime WL must ask the most Idporlant question 'Will production of vital essentials be lessened by the loss of mis man?'. " he added. That we must march forward to whatever the future may hold it we are to have the security of free speech, free vote and free worship was empnasizcu oy ihe head oi tne national draft who minced no Words as to the unpleasantness oi tjie losk which the United .States must do as soon as |Men vital in certain businesses are as important as men In active service but how vital is a question ' which must be dccidcu by each draft board, he pointed out. - List Businesses 1 Businesses not vital to the war Col. T. H, Barton, president of the Lion Oil Kenning Company of El Dorado, was voted Arknnsas's ouislnndinp 1 citizen of the past year by the Arkansas State Junior Chamber of Commerce at Its llnul session of Its three-day convention here Saturday nlfjht. He was presented the C. E. Pulmei award, which went to Gov, Hornei M. Adklns lost year, at the annual convention banquet, for the installation and presentation o awards. Ofl'lcers named by the nominut iny committee were elected b> acclamation. They arc: Georg Herbert Brenner, Hot , Spring mortician, president; Robert A Porter, llrst vice president; Di James L. Irby of Rogers, seconc vice president; Jack V. Clnrk of Texsirkanu, nutional director. The secretary-treasurer, appointed by Mr. Brenner is C. Ramon DuVall, Hot Springs attorney. pine Biufr Host In closing the fifth annual convention, Mr. Brenner announced thnt Pine Bluft would be host for the 1943 state convention. The banquet climaxed tin afternoon of activity. Col. Adelo Gibson of the Chemical Welfare Service who has recently returned from the war /.one. was the featured .speaker at a luncheon; Congressman D. D. Terry of Little Will Concentrate Allied Strength, U. S. Planes Busy GENERAL MucAKTHUR'S HEADQUARTERS, Austra- ia, April 20. (UP)—Gen. Douglas MacArthur and Prime Minister John Curtin have reached complete agreement on Mans for "knocking out Japan by a concentration of Allied strength," it was announced today after a three-hour con- 'ercncc of the two leaders. "General MacArthur and I are in complete agreement on general strategy for knocking out Japan by a concentration of our strength rather than by dispersal," said Curtin. "Our conceptions of the whole global strategy are ••" • -...•': '•'— '• •* Identical." He said that Allied _-- . —i m Tokyo Fires Gen. Muto, Army Chief By United Press Japan announced Locluy, 4H hours after its broadcast of an Allied alrplune raid on key cities, that Lieut. Gen. Aklnv Muto had been removed from his command of the Military Affairs Bureau of the Japanese War Office and hud been ordered to the front. It was announced that Maj. Gen. Kcnryo Sato had been named to succeed Muto. There was nothing to indicate whether, as .seemed probable, there was a direct connection between Muto' removal and the bombing of Tokyo- and other Japanese cities Saturday by planes which the Japanese identified as American. The Japan year book calls the taiori in tnevr oraer -are, opinion of General Hersney, pro- auction of munitions of war; production of food; transportation; communication; health, maintenance, and to some degree, cduca- Throughout his school days here, live on fcne A - s - Catchings farm he sang at public programs to be- at Bassett. year-old parents. daughter. Mr. and Janette; his Mrs. Charles E-llett Cobb; four brothers. James, Billy. Donald Joe and Philip Morgan, and one sister, of Blytheville. Born in Blytheville. he attended high school here and wa.s formerly employed by Blytheville Baking Company. Two years ago. he and his family moved to Osceola when he began his work with the Taystec firm. Funeral arrangements are incomplete but services will probably be held tomorrow afternoon, 4 o'clock, at Cobb Funeral Home. Swift Funeral Home, of Osceola. removed the body to Blytheville. Mrs. Sara E. Bolin Dies This Morning gin a career which took him to the East after the World War. One of his first jobs was with the express company here, where he had the honor of being the youngest express agent ever listed by the firm. He was employed there when he volunteered for service in the World War. While in training he sang on many occasion and when on furloughs here gave programs. After ! the war, he went to New York ;ity where he continued his musi- al education and at the same time studied stage wrok. Illness Ends Career For 18 years he was a singer and actor in musical revues, appearing in principal cities of the United States. When stricken ill he returned to Blytheville and later was treated at hospitals in Memphis and Danville. III., before becoming a patient at the Murfreesboro hospital. His condition became critical Friday while his mother was at the bedside of her sister, Mrs. Dave Martin of Milan, Tenn. who is critically ill. Mrs. Duncan soon reached her son's bedside but he was unconscious. Another sister, Mrs. E. A. McAdoo of Troy, Tenn., accompanied Mrs. Duncan home and they wil [SELECTEES TO BE tion. These supporting Rock, spoke en at route to Washington, the afternoon session; commum- cjucs describing the course of the war in the Southwest Pacific will soon come from MacArthur's headquarters as the result of MacArthur's formal assumption of ^supreme command on th» Pacific battle front. . ' ' ^. . As MacArthur and Curtin conferred, U. S." and Australian air squadrons battered at Japan's island Invasion bases off Auatra- lia's northern flank. A dispatch from an. advanced Allied base said that the Allied •slanca perhaps including flying fortresses, damaged ships, airdrome Installations and anti-aircraft emplacements and destroyed or damaged numerous --Japanese planes in a heavy Sunday attack on Rabaul on New Britain island. Several heavy Japanese bombers and four navy "zer^o" fighters were destroyed on the. ground at Rabaul and two other fighters were damaged by near misses while hits were scored on runways and airdrome buildings. A medium sized transport ,in Rabaul harbor was believed damaged and several agencies to ri r JJr. Dr. T. K. Mahan. well-known local physician and surgeon associated with Dr. I. R. Johnson, received orders Saturday to report for active .service in the United States Army. First duties are unknown, the order having been to report to San Francisco in two weeks for assignment. He is a lieutenant in the reserves. Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Bolin, J^ MnliriM* rcsicjcnt of Blytheville for 33 years IV. LYJL lit lull', died this morning at the home of a j daughter. Mrs. Joe Glasscock,. on i South 16th Street. She was Is. Born in Tennessee, she came to Blytheville with her husband. Benjamin Franklin Bolin. who died 11 months ago. Funeral services will be held to- be joined tomorrow by Mrs. D. H Wyont, Mrs. Otis Carter and Mr. and Mrs. David Wyont, all of Milan, along with other out-of-town people expected. morrow afternoon. 2 Full Gospel Church Street, bv the Rev. o'clock, at on Lilly Temperature Last Night Dropped To 42 Degrees kcr. pastor, assisted by the Rev. W. C. Van Bibber. She is also survived by another daughter, Mrs. May Williams of St. Louis and two sons, Clayton Hartsvile of Burdette, and John Henry Bolin of Blytheville. Holt Funeral Home i.s in charge. The unusually warm weather of the past few days turned into j Winter temperatures over weekend! with the thermometer falling toj 42 degrees last night after having j been in the low 80's Saturday. 'May. It. was warming vip this morning.' July. Chicago Soybeans prev. open high low close close 183-N 184 1 ; 182't; 184V, 193'% 186 vx 187M 187 180% Three Residences Here Are Damaged By Fires Firemen made two runs yesterday morning with the alarms within five minutes, and another alarm occurred this morning. The first was to a South Lake Street address where a few shingles on the roof burned before iirc- mcn arrived. The damage was slight. Considerable damage was done to the residence occupied by the Peck Garrett family at the* rear of Mrs. Pearl Calvin's residence on North Fifth Street by flames which broke out at 8:05 oclock. The roof of Mrs. Fannie Alexander's boarding house, on North Broadway Street, was slightly damaged by fire at 7:15 o'clock thus Here April 30 Revealed By Draft Board Another group of 40 white selec- tees are being sent notices to report April 30 for final physical examination before induction into the United States Army. Those being sent from Draft Board "A" arc: James Owen Conner, Calvin George Harrington, James Julius McGhee, San ford Butler Boone. Thomas Harvey Chapman. Chester Ray Holifield, Boone Albert Godwin. Sam Willis Sikcs. Dallas Lee Owen, Aaron Alvin Ladd. Robert Edward Malonc, Oscar Paul Moore, Jewell Clay Gowen, Claude Gilbert Briiey, Albert Carl Crisman. Otis Cole, Alfred Leroy Coonich, Frank Zelmore Murdaugh, Robert Preston Ramcy, Andrew Thompson, William Theodore Berrington, Frank Alva Moore, George Moore Trimuc, James Dobson Sanders. William Paul Holland, Bolden Dillard Fcathcrstonc, Luther Amis Bass, William Burcl Pniitt, Donald Earl McDowell, Allen James Godwin, Albert Joseph Nelson, Benjamin Franklin Slaten. Dan Everett Miller. James Edward Gronor, Leonard William Carson, B. F. war maintenance are necessary but to wnat degree uepcnds upon, developments of the war, nc said. "We think society has to have ah these things but we may have to do without some 01 uiem," he added. Women May Work He: told of how one-third of the 6G,U)0,GGO persons were working units of women who could be utu- ized, in some cases, to assume some of these positions so that the men could be used in active service. "We can not tell what to expect in the next three years," he said. "If a couple has a young child but the mother can work and the father is not employed in an essential position, nc will have to go before the men with several Children and a wife who can not work, while the fellow who has married lately is well ahead of both of the others," he pointed out. Replacements A Problem Replacing millions of men in industry is going to be a tremendous j job, according to General Hershey, who said, "There Ls going to be a great deal of confusion, naturally, for we arc Drying to get over 20 years of baloney in a few months. We have come a long way but we have a long way to go." "Tlie local draft board has the job of seeing that each man is in the place where he can best serve," he said in discussing functions of such boards. According to General Hershey, coordinating with' the boards should be the employer, the War Production Board, agricultural agencies and .several resolutions were adopted in the afternoon conference. "Off the Record" Col. Gibson's luncheon address was primarily .".oft.. the record" as It dealt with what he saw and did in England where he was recently sent. However, he praised "this part of the country" for its natural resources and for the friendliness of its people. He said It was "these kind of people who make Americanism." He added that he liked their mannerisms, homes and churches without which "democracy could not exist." The colonel pointed out that It was an inspiration to sec the unity of the small towns because that gives evidence of the unity of the country. He reminded his audience that every one must do his part if the Allies are to win. Congressman Terry •presented a defense of Congress, denying that it had been complacent and emphasizing that it and everybody in authority were giving their best, efforts toward winning the war. In closing he paid tribute to Col. Barton, whom he declared Ar- kaasas was fortunate to have as a citizen and recalled the several months he had spent in Wash- ngton in an effort to obtain a var plant for the state. Resolutions adopted included: That labor be placed on a 48 lour basis, with overtime pay not to begin until after 48 hours of work, and "that to preserve this intion it, i.s now necessary to control withes, profits to industry, cuts and to establish a rigid rationing system that will insure e defense materials and Brogdon. Clint Michael Hollis Lewis Anderson, O'Brien. Lemoync Dock Hurley, Starling Bunch Jr., all of Blytheville. and state employment bureaus. Employer's Duty "The employer should go to the board and tell its members which men he can least afford to lose and which he can best give iip In cases of agriculture, the board should consult these agencies. The employment bureau can be used to see if some one can be founc to fill the position. "If the employer is not satisfied with the decision of the board, he has the privilege of appealing the case and he should, if he wishes j but at the same time he shuulc Military Affairs Bureau "the real center of military administration.' A special communique of Japanese imperial headquarters, indicating that Jujian hnd now about made up Its mind, after two days of worried uncertainty, that carrier-based planes made the Saturday attack on Japan's grout cities. "A hostile navul unit, with three aircraft carriers us Its center, up-- pearcd on April 18 at a distant point off the eastern coasb of Japan proper," It said. "But fearing a Japanese counterattack it fled without approaching Japatvesc shores. "On the same day approximately 10 enemy aircraft of North American B-25 type nppcared over Tokyo and other areas, flying singly or In pairs. "Hostile planes which managed to escape flew to China. "Damages caused (In the raid) were extremely slight." Previous Japanese versions spoke of (50 planes. However, another Tokyo broadcast revealed that the damage was sufficiently serious to cause a meeting today of vice ministers in the Japanese cabinet to discuss "damage sustained In the rnld and remedial measures, and regulation for control of rumors." Japanese and other Axis broadcasts indicated that there was acute nervousness throughout Japan over the possibility of new and heavier raids. smaller vessels were set afire. Funeral Services'Held .Here Today For Mrs; Dora B, Collins, 54 (Dora Brcckcnridge Collins, wife of Charles P. Collins of Dell, died at 12:05 o'clock Sunday morning at her home. She was 54. Death followed an Illness of four months. Born at McCrory, Ark., Mr. and Mrs. Collins aand family^ came to Mississippi County 18 years ago and later mov^d to Dell where Mr. Collins farms and operates the school bus. •Funeral services were held this morning, 10 o'clock, at Cobb Funeral Home, by the Rev. S. B. Wilford, pastor of Church, assisted First Methodist by the Rev. M. prevent inflation." That the Chamber "accept its proper place of leadership in the numerous communities by cooperating in nil defense movements to the rnd that our people may be properly prepared to meet all eventualities." Arikius Lauded Expressing appreciation to Governor Adkins. who addressed the opening session Friday, for putting aside the many demands upon his time and coming to discuss .sinto problems at the convention. Other resolutions expressed appreciation of newspaper publicity. Placques and other awards were presented chapters which had accomplished the most results in .specific stctivUies. Morrilton received the agriculture placquc. the Col. T. H. Barton award lor tho best livestock development program and the best patriotism promotion award. Other Awards Made To Texarkana went the Christmas activities, largest man-miles delegation, local publications and Former Local Cafe Man Found Near Rosa; Believed Heart Victim N. Johnston, pastor of the Dell Methodist Church. Burial -was at Elmwood Cemetery. Palbearers were: L. -M. Moody, Earl Potter, Walter, Lewis, Curtis Downs, A. T. Martin and C. B. Wroten. Besdics her husband, she is sur- vivtd by three daughters, Mrs. Frank As her of Blytheville and Mrs. Mi. H Brownlee and Betty- Sue Collins of Dell; four sons, Howard Collins of Memphis, Edmond, Samuel and Marion Collins, all of Dell; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Laster of Little Rock, and Mrs. A, J. Collias of Epps, 'La., and one brother, W. J. Breckenridgt of Memphis. -»- y- f *-** » J rUllU tVU Lilt- OtlMll^ l>tll IV *"-• 01 lVU.A\.t Vlv-'V-fStll'lV/lJ, *V^t** £J I* IVJ A ^(4, V«W1 l.~V ClilU YOl'K LtOttOll ! remember his responsibility as an youth welfare placques and the ! American citizen," he said. Mar. May July Oct. Dec. Jan. j Pointing I 20's that the man In his open high low close 2007 2007 1995 1996 2000, , t t ..,.*,,. HK~ » ^ 1955 1957 1943 1946 1951 \ L™ b ?}-£ ^ ^^^^ 1970 1971 195 1960 1965 Henry Geissenbicr memorial award for thc mosl impressive year E. L. Williams, 'formerly operator of a restaurant on West Ash Street and for a year a farmer at Rosa, was found dead on the roadside at Rosa last night. He was 65. •Officials announced today it was believed he died of natural causes, probably having been stricken with a heart attack as he was walking along the road. The body was discovered by Mrs. Harry Worsley near the Worslcy home on whose farm Williams lived. Efforts were being made to locate relatives of the dead man. It is known that a beer permit was issued to "Williford and Williams" when he operated the restaurant here. Funeral arrangements arc incomplete with Travis Funeral Home in charge. Stock Prices A. T. & T 114 1-4 American Tobacco 35 1-2 Anaconda Copper 24 5-8 Bethlehem Steel 56 Chrysler 53 7-B Coca Cola 62 General Electric 23 1-8 General Motors 337-8 Inter. Harvester ...... 42 Montgomery Ward 24 3-4 New York Central 7 1-8 North Am. Aviation 11 1-4 Republic Steel 16 Radio . 72 7-S Socony Vacuum Studebaker . . 73-8 41-2 Standard of N. J 32 3-4 Texas Corp 31 5-8 Packard 2 1-4 U. S. Steel 47 1-4 the best man for actual I round well balanced program. Fort Smith earned the govern- manTn'tnc 20'swas "the ideal "man", i mcnlal a{Tflil '- s - Public health and 1988 1996 2000 1988 1996 1975 1983 1977 1984 1986 1981 1989 1991 May Jul'v that men of other ages had to be used and that there were many jobs he could do well. Wrfrning of a scarcity of almost all kinds of labor by next Autumn, Gen. Hershey declared that the "ideal solution" is employment of prev. men with genuine dependents in a open high low close close \ necessary war job. adding: 85Ti 86 85 ^ 85"s 85 -H ! "But that may not mean perma- 88"'A 8R : .'i RR'/i *M \'.: $&':•: (fonlimirrt on papo 2) Chicago Corn sports placques and the Grady H. Manning memorial award for having presented the best program which favorably advertised the state and the Paul Poindcxtcr award for having furnished proper news and greater co-operation with the state publication, "The Jaycec News." Lightning is among of forest fires. the chief Livestock Hogs. 14.000. Top. 1400. 180-250 Ibs.. 1380-1390. 140-160 Ibs.. 1260-1325. Bulk sows. 1300-1350. Cattle, 4300. SI. steers. 1000-1500. Mixed yearlings & heifers. 10001250. SI. heifers. 875-1375. Stocker & feeder steers, 1100- Mar. May July Oct. Dec. Jan. Prev. Open High Low Close Close 2025 2026 2018 2019b 2018b 1955 1955 1946 1972 1972 1962 2007 1008 1999 2014 2014 2008 2000 .'. 1947 1951 1964 1967 2001 2001 2008 2007 2009 2008b U. S. WEATHER FORECAST BLYTBEVILLE—Continued cool today and tonight. ARKANSAS—Showers and local thunderstorms in the west and south portions; little change in trmperatnre. tonight.

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