g MAKE EVERY PAY DAY. BOND DAY .WIN THE PAY-ROLL SAVINGS PLAN BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOLUME XXXIX—NO. 35. Blytheville Daily News Blytheville Courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 1942 WICK IIPPEIILS SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENT* MucJ in Ireland Points To Tremendous Cost Of War And Urges 100 Per Cent Effort Here In a personal appeal to the public, C. W. Afflick, North Mississippi County chairman of the War Bond Sale, today asked cooperation of his fellow citizens in the task of raising money to be lent the government for war efforts. His statement follows: "We are facing ; the most stupendous task in the history of our nation. The scope and magnitude of this 'war is almost beyond imagination. We never before .have had anything like it. Criticism Cited "From time to time there has been much criticism in the nation's jpress with respect to efforts to et this crisis. There has been some criticism right here at home. The fact remains however, removed as we are, subject to propaganda and screened behind a curtain of censorship, we here in Mississippi County are actually not in position to know all of the facts and therefore not in position to criticise "We have asked our President and Congress to prosecute this war undertaking to the fullest extent possible. We have no reason to believe that it is not being done. "It is being done. It is inherent in any all out war effort that every individual carry his part of the load. It is pre-supposed also that the armed forces be in motion before those of us at home are given our assignment. We have now received that assignment. That point has been reached here at home when first, must be first^when it is not a matter of who's right but what's right. Victory Will Cost ! "The first thing is to win this war. To win this war men must be • armed, trained, transported and maintained over seas. This costs money. More money than we- have ever before contemplated. Our job is to furnish that money. Our boys in uniforms, are to do the fighting —we are to do the paying. Having reached that point our attitude obviously should novv be that of k< absolute sincerety, and honesty with ourselves and our government. Absolute honesty-.and' -fair play with the boys in service. We just as well recognize the enormity of this task and realize that can not be done without great sacrifice —without some lowering of our standard of living. It has got to be done. Past Purchases Merc Drop "The people of North Mississippi County have been buying War Savings Bonds and Stamps regularly since last May. There is no apology for the amounts purchased because they have.been consistently 'in line with purchases in other sections of the country. ".But they arc a mere drop in the "bucket. Our Secretary of the Treasury in Washington has asked the pople of the Nation to immediately pledge themselves to purchase of a definite amount of these'Bonds The citizens of Mississippi County has been asked to buy Bonds anc Stamps in 1942 in the total amount iof $3,750,000.00. That Is a large amount but it Is our share. "CommitLeemen from; the various towns and communities have been appointed and. designated, to bring these pledges to you. This is for your convenience. They are serving at considerable expense of time and money to themselves. They are entitled to consideration commensurate with the national emergency This is not a program for just (few. Every person with income large or small must lend, support "Citizens of 'Mississippi County—, lend to the very maximum of your financial ability. Regardless of what your neighbor does in the To many a soldier of the A. E. F. of World War 1 mere will be something more than vaguely familiar in this present-day picture of an American soldier slogging through the mud of Ireland. Seek Woman Who Stole Twin Baby F.D1 PHEW PLANS TO CHECK IU11 TH B i g Spending Program Spurs Efforts To Control High Cost Of Living WASHINGTON. April 25. (UP) —A $14,000,000,000 increase in forecasted war spending for the fiscal year beginning July 1 today provided further incentive for Presi-. dent Roosevelt's forthcoming program to halt inflation. Mr. Roosevelt was busily at work on the messages to congress and the nation he will deliver next week outlining his plans for controlling inflation—or, a.s he prefers to put it. further increases in the cost of living. Wugc and Rent Controls His program reportedly cmbtirc- cs more taxation, wage and rent controls, over-all price ceilings and, possibly, further credit curbs. Budget Director Harold Smith prepared the way for the messages yesterday with the disclosure that war spending in the 1943 fiscal year will reach $70.000.000. Thai will be equal to $2,000 for each American family or $526 for each man, woman and child in the nation. The increase in the $56,000,000,000 originally planned necessarily means further curtailment of civilian production and, if not countered, must result in greater buying power and further depletion of purchaseable goods. Buying- Power Excessive Will Induct Men ,/^l'L • With Dependents ^/lUllGSG WASHINGTON, April 25. (UP)—Local draft boards have been instructed to prepare for eventual induction of men who arc now deferred for dependency and who are employed in non-essential activities, 'Selective Service headquarters announced today. "War requirements may compel induction of registrants with dependents into the armed forces," the announcement said. Officials said that in some cases this probably would be "soon." A memorandum instructed State Selective Service directors that men with dependents now should be divided into two classifications— \\-\ for registrants who are not engaged in essential war activities, and H-l* for men engaged in activities essential to the war effort. However, officials emphasis- ed that no unnecessary hardships would be worked by the new ruling and that all available physically fit men with no dependents would be taken first. Faces Enci Nazi Aircraft Plant Again Suffers As British Continue 24-Hour Raids FIGHTER PLUS This Mad Whirl . r ere born last Sunday to Lucv Francone, 23. Police LOS ANGELES. April 25. (UP) — A stout, middle-aged woman was sought today as the abductor of Louis Francone. a five-day-old baby who was stolen from his crib in a maternity cottage before the eyes of his unsuspecting father. j The baby and his twin brother Mrs. were mystified, by the kidnaping. They aid a stout, middle-aged, dark omplexioned woman had carried he baby from the nursery last light. She slipped into the nursery while the nurse in charge was out of the room. When Francone, ather of the twins, saw Louis was Hissing he called attendants who notified police. Authorities broadcast a descrip- ion of the suspect and assigned police cars to search for her. At- ;endants could not identify her.' It is this excess of buying power over commodities on hand that causes the kind of inflation—or rising living costs—that the nation now is facing. Smith's astronomical figures were presented soon after Mi*. Roosevelt told a press conference that his 1942-43 war production program is progressing extremely well although some termed it "fantastic" when it was initiated in January. The program, calling for 185,000 war planes. 120,000 tanks, 55.000 anti-aircraft guns and 18.000,000 deadweight tons of merchant shipping is behind .schedule in one category only—shipping. War Shipping Administrator Emory S. Land blames the delay on a steel plate shortage and "loafing" by labor and management. Mr. Roosevelt thought the laR was due almost entirely to the steel ••shortage, but said... Land's stater- mcnt was a good burr under ihe tail of labor and management. A concise picture will be given by the President in his message to Congress on Monday. He then will report to the nation in n "fireside chat," probably Monday night. Railroad Controversy Settled; May Flatten Cemetery On Proposed Field WASHINGTON, April 25—Representative Gathings of Arkansas announced Friday that the last obstacle in the way of the Twin-Engine Aviation Training School at Blytheville had been removed. The field htus A-l rating and is at the top of the list for priorities for everything necessary for its construction. Two problems threatened to necessitate selecting some other site for the training school. One wa a three acre cemetery in the midst of the field, and the other was a controversy between the Cotton Belt and Frisco Railroads over terminal facilities. It is believed tha' Blytheville authorities have agreed to "flat" the cemetery, and the railroads have agreed to reciprocal switching arrangements. Work is expected to begin imra'c diatciy. Rostock Given Litlle Rest After Severe Raids By RAF Last Night ; LONDON, April 25. (UP) 4-Royal Air Force fighter planes, Hying high, race (1 dpwn the Thames Estuary in g^eat force at noon today for a|sweep over France after a big scale attack by great four-motor bombing planes <|' the second straight night on Rostock, German wur factory ccn- and important Baltic port. [^Earlier • coastal watchers line! i|ard : the German guns firing in j|e" Cape Gris Nez area and in- Ipid and hud seen British fight- Cji's flying bnck to base after a morning attack on enemy biuses. Three New Car Purchases Also Approved; 82 New And Retread Tires ^Official reports left no doubt Former Dell Girl Has Narrow Escape At Pensacola, Fla. Round the Clock Offensive 'fTiclnl reports left n that it wn.s becoming a 24-hour f-'day offensive. The Royal Air irce was breaking all records i^>t only for British but for Gcr- m raids. The fighters which ired • down the Thames today Ajfere reversing the course which the planes of Hitler's nir force had followed during the battle of Britain at the peak of the German Air power. The great planes which hnd attacked Rostock for the .second straight night a few hours earlier dumping bomb loads of greater weight than German fleets had ever dropped on British towns. •, Blast at lleinkcl Works ; In their Rostock attack the RAF planes again centered on the vast Heinkei Aircraft Works. The raid was made in excellent bombing weather and it was believed that it might prove as heavy as that of the night before when big areas of Rostock were devastated by the greatest one hour bombing in aviation history. Berlin, admitting the raid, said there was 'damage to some houses' and civilian casualties" nnd reported, one phinc shot down. Potential power for U. S. naval air station lakes form as Wcsling- housc worker ndds coils to stator of, big turbine generator. raws FI Certificates have been issued by the local Tire Rationing Board for purchases of three automobiles and for 82 new and retread tires since April 8. Mrs. Evelyn March, ' newspaper dealer. J. C. Ellis and Dr. J. L. Tidwell were issued certificates for new passenger cars. Other certificates went to: the Rev. M. N. Johnston, one; F. C. Austin, two truck tires and two tubes; J. L. Terrell, two tractor tires and two tubes; Hiram C. Stallings, one tractor tire; W. J. Bradberry, two tractor tires; Jason Hawkins, one tractor tire and one tube; A. S. Barboro & Co., one passenger tire retrcadecl; Nunn Members of Youth Farm Clubs Already Have Collected 80,000 Pounds With 80.000 pounds of scrap iron already gathered from throughout the county, a final drive is being made to obtain more metal for a .shipment to leave Blytheville within a short time. Members of the Future Farmers of America, Boys and Girls 4-H Clubs and individuals are being paid for the metal collected in a special campaign of which L. G. matter, do your part." Charlie Afflick Saves World War 1 Poem For Past Quarter Century It was two verses of poetry which made Mrs. J. M. Wilson tear out a part of a Courier News edition during the first World War and today—25 years later—she found the " clipping while looking in a trunk at the home of her son. Jack Wilson, whom she is visiting. The poetry was below a photograph of Pvt. J. O. Scott, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Scott, and was a copy of a card he had mailed his mother from his Army post. The elder Mrs. Wilson did not know the soldier but she was so impressed by the message in verse that she saved the clipping for the past quarter of a century. Livestock treaded: A. G. Shiblcy, six truck tires rctreaclcd; Dell Gin Co.. 10 truck tires retrcadecl; Barfield Sand & Gravel Co., two passenger tires and two tubes; W. P. Sharp, four obsolete tires and four tubes; Mississippi County, two road grader tires and two tubes: Joe D. Martin, two tires; O. W. Davis, two tires; Boynton School District No. 17. one tire; retreads for passenger cars—W. A. Long, two; ;W. C. Buchanan, one; R. L. Stockett. two; Ray Worthington, one; retreads for trucks — Sanders & Wheeler Pepsi-Cola Co.. two; Bill Payne, one; H. W. Phillips, two; Brown & Vassar Trucking Co., six; Blytheville Canning Co.. six; R. T. Segraves & Son, lour; William Virgil Folcy, two. Stock Prices A. T. & T. 109 3-4 American Tobacco 35 1-4 Anaconda Copper 23 1-2 Bethlehem Steel 54 3-4 All metal should be taken to the R. D. Hughes Gin here, where it is weighed, before it is removed to the scrap depot next to Delta Implement Company building, it was pointed out. Payment Is being made by certificates which are redeemed when the metal is sold. "Salvage For Victory" is a slogan adopted for this campaign which has reached all parts of the county. That it takes more scrap metal than is conceivable to carry on war is illustrated in figures prepared which show that it requires 500 pounds of scrap metals to make a 2000-pound aerial bomb; 50 pounds to make a .50-calibre machine gun; 1000 pounds to make a 75-mm. Howitzer; 1000 pounds to make a 16-inch naval shell; 18 tons to make a medium 27-ton tank: 9000 tons to make a 35,000- ton battleship and three tons to imikc a three-inch anti-aircraft • A former Dell woman narrowly escaped death in a thrilling experience recently at Pensacola, Fla. Mrs. W. E. Birks of Pensacola, the former Miss Marlou Simpson, her husband, his brother and sister- in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Birks of Goudling, were in a boat which overturned in Escambia Bay Sunday night. While the others clung to the side of the boat, W. E. Birks swam two and a half miles to a landing pier and told Navy men there that the boat had floundered. Locating the overturned boat by plane, the rescue was effected in 16 minutes by means of a radio- directed crash boat and ambulance. The three were picked up, rushed back to the landing and taken by ambulance to the field infirmary. A doctor and a pulmotor were sent out from the Pensacola Naval Air station. The party members suffered no ill effects except temporary shock. Mrs. Birks, daughter of W. W. Simpson of Dell, was graduated from the high school there last year. Leon Smith Files For Circuit Judge W. 'Leon Smith. Blytheville attorney and former deputy prose- •cuting attorney, filed yesterday ii Little Rock as a candidate for thr office of circuit judge to s,ucceec Judge G. E. Keck in the Secon' District in the election this Summer. Judge Keck will retire at tlv end of his present term bccausr of ill health, lie announced recently after having previously filec for reelection. Zal B. Harrison, Blytheville attorney and former prosecuting attorney and county judge, recently filed as a candidate for the same office. Belgian Government Says Resistance Continues De- HIT Jlf BUSES American, Australian Flier Chrysler 52 1-4 EAST ST. LOUIS, 111.. April 25. —Hogs: 800—300 salable. Top. 14.30 ]80-250 Ibs.. 14.25-14.30 140-160 Ibs.. 11.00-13.75 Cattle: 200 SI. steers, 11.00-13.90 Mixed yearl- heifers. 11.00-13.25 Stocker, feeder steers, 11.50-12.75 Beef cows. 8.75-9.50 Canners and cutters, 6.00-8.50 Aluminum is made from bauxite ore. Coca Cola 63 3-4 General Electric 221-4 General Motors 33 Montgom. Ward 24 1-4 New York Central 71-8 Inter. Harvester 40 3-4 N. Am. Aviation n ]-8 Republic Steel 151-2 Radio 27-8 Socony Vacuum Studcbaker . .. 6 7-8 4 3-8 Standard of N. J 31 Texas Corp 301-2 gun. That the war cannot be won without scrap metal was pointed out by the Mississippi County Department of Agriculture War Board which i* sponsoring the campaign. New York Cotton Mar May July Oct Dec Jan prev. open high low close close 1983 1984 1925 1929 1945 11940 1961 1964 1S80 1920 1942 1957 1971 1976 1972 19S6 1976 1972 1982 1925 1944 1960 1969 1972 1986 1930 19-13 1962 1972* 1974 Officer Promoted "WYNNE, Ark. (UP)—David Ellison serving with the Third Defense Battalion Fleet, Marine Force Pearl 'Harbor, has been promotec" to the rank of 1st lieutenant. Ellison Ls the son of Mr. and Mrs I. C. Ellison of Wynne. New Orleans Cotton prev. oi>cn high low close clo.se iMar . 2005 20(15 2000 2000 2003 May . 1928 1930 1922 1922 1927 July . 1948 1951 1044 1945 1047 Oct . 1985 1938 1978 1980 1983 Dec . 1988 1993 1988 1986b 1991b. Jan . 1898 1998 1995 1996 1992b " ' '"•'*'•• ''rii>^* ••• • -' f 'cf^:'^^i^^'^-'^ spite r iritig "Squads LONDON, -April' 25. (UP)— Belgian patriots are being executed iy the German occupation authori- ies at tin; ratn of 20 to 25 a nonth, but resistance becomes norc violent, the Belgian govcrn- nent .said today. There arc many secret organl- ations whose members are arm- ng and who will fight openly as ocn as the Allies invade the At- antic coast. Six members of the •White Brigade'' already Jiave 'een executed and other;; have icen sent to concentration camps •barged with belonging to mill- ary orders committing sabotage. Recently live French and .five Belgians were .selected at random •.nd executed at Dunkirk after elcgraph wires .had been damaged. 'abotayc is following the sugges- ioas made over London Radio by /oloncl Britton. In defiance of the Gestapo and ts secret agents there have been rrcat .strikes in Belgian industry hat not even the presence of Gcr- nan troops coulcJK prevent, source icrc said. Miners are stealing cx- ilosivcs from coal piUs and using t to blow up factories and houses if Quislings. In one cartridge plant workers 'forgot" to put powder in 500,000 cartridges. Powertf .stations have "jcen destroyed and supply depots fired. "Minute Men" Ready For Drive To Enlist War Bond Pledges Packard 2 1-4 U. S. Steel 46 3-8 Chicago Soybeans May. July. prev. open high low close close 181 : 'l 182% 182% 182 VI 183 185% 186 184% 185^ 185% calibre gun. Negro Surrenders In Slaying Case Timothy Wright, 26-year-old ne- gro sought in the slaying of George Goodman, negro, at Clear Lake early Tuesday, gave himself up this morning and was lodged in the county jail here. In hiding since the slaying took place as the climax to an argument over a nickel in a crap game, Wright was turned over to officers by F. A. Rogers, manager of Clear Lake Plantation, where the ne- groes lived. Goodman was shot with a .32 "Minute Men" of this war will go forth Monday morning armed with pledge cards to be signed by Mississippi County earners who will be asked to lend an estimated 10 per cent of their income to the United States Government for the duration of the war. These "Minute Men." designated by E. A. Stacy, head of the county War Production Board, were given complete instructions for carrying out this county-wide campaign in meetings held Thursday night and last night. Heading the North Mississippi County organization is (J. W. Afflick with W. J. Wundcrlich of Blytheville, W. W. Fowler of Manila and Leroy Carter of Leacl.ville, named Town Chairmen, who will assist the Community Leaders already announced, with the extension, agents assisting in the campaign. So great is the interest of these "Minute Men" that of the 18 communities scheduled to be represented in a meeting here Thursday sentativcs and thr. other community representative came to town Friday to belatedly report that illness prevented his attending the scheduled meeting and to ask for instructions. The same was true of the meeting at Lcachvillc last night when nine communities west of Big Lake were represented. The South Mississippi County organization had a meeting Thursday night at O.sceola. It was pointed out that th? money is not being given to the Awarded Lidns Medal TRUMANW, Ark. (UP)— Austit Stephens lias been awarded th 1942 citizenship medal by th Trumann .Lions Club for on Island ing participation in civic anc charitable events during the pas year. XiuTnea Yes lanks Of Chines Army On Sittang River Menaced By Jap Drive CHUNGKING, China, Apr. 24. (UP)--Japanese planes lave made new attacks on •landalay,- it was revealed to- lay, as enemy shock forces on the eastern and western lanks of the Burma front hreatened to encircle the Jhlnese army oh the Sittang River. In their greatest single gain of he Burma war against the Chi- icsc. the Japanese had driven lorth t6 Ho-pong, 10 miles east; of Aunggyi and - about 140 miles outheast of Maiitialay. .; On the western, flank, there was fierce fighting in the Pin River sector just bejow Yenangyuang. Great Pincers Formed The present situation was that the Japanese forces at Ho-pong and along the Pin. River formed a Treat pincer, with its prongs 140 miles uparfc. They threatened to "rap the Chinese now at Tatkon, MI the Sittang River . or central ^art of the front 135 miles south f Muncialay. Oblivious to frightful losses, vhJch the Chinese estimate at six Japanese for each Chinese casual- y, the enemy concentrated tanks, vrmored cars and planes into their •>pearhcads and were, 'driving ,J*ard 'n the Tnunggyi-Ho-pong secto; «.o effect a break through. •" „> ^ Important Highway Center Taunggyi' is a highway center 'roih which n first class "road ends westward "to Thazl, only; nlles south of. Mandalav ^and' niles north of- the present fight; :cnter at Aatkon. ' r- On the western-or Yenangy lank, the Chinese had^stoppcd^l -apanese. But.- on^th'e Ho-pong" »" Frip-mv rih-'Npwr— k ' ib a Pl )ea «d-that the'Jap- ^•jyjemv UIV l>ew I w&# , had swept;around the Chi- j -outh,. and .driven northward acr^3$,r> * ugged rdadless'country, for a gain ^ f about 85'miles. It was believed here that the fapanese had sent troops from ho Chleng Ral area ,of Thailand westward ' tp 'join the Ho-pong forces. - '' ;:; :x •...';••- •" : ':' : ' - . V •." If the Japanese succeeded in ' .•eaching Thazl'; they would not inly cut off' any, Chinese left to he south but would be 'well inside the upper Burma dry belt. CvBN. MAC ARTHUR'S HEADQUARTERS, Australia, April 25 UP)—American and Australian planes centered their bombing of- cusivc yesterday on the Japanese airdrome base at Lae, on the Huor >ulf of New Guinea, Gen. Douglas MficArthur's general headquarters communique said today. It was believed that heavy darn- age had been done to enemy planer the runways of the airdrome and barracks and buildings. Seven Japanese Navy-O fighter planes attempted to raid 'Port Moresby, on the Australian side of New Guinea, yesterday but were intercepted Ijy allied fighters and fled nfter a short., fierce fight, MacArthur said. The communique revealed that the Japanese in their first foray in recent weeks from their iHuon Gulf bnses had .sacked and burned the peaceful New Guinea native village of Knniucun. In the Philippines, the Com- munique said, Corregidor continued an artillery duel with Japanese batteries and Japanese continued their airplnnc attacks on the Manila bay fortress. It was added that no change was reported in the situation on Panay and Mindanao Islands in. the Philippines. Gen. MacArthur in his first public appearance since his arrival here last month took part today in a memorial ceremony at the "rock of remembrance" at Melbourne, dedicated to Australians killed in the last war. To France?, Publisher To Run BATESVIULE, Ark. (UPi— O. E. Jonc.s. publisher of the daily Batrs- ville Guard, has announced his candidacy for the State Senate seat from the 20th district. He is former president of the Arkansas Publishers Association. To Collect Hangers Ark. (UP)—Local Boy Scout troops have been requested to collect hangers to be .sent to solclier.s at Gump Chaffcc, Port' Smith. Seek Hold in Old Dominion RICHMOND, Va. (UP)—A gold- night, 17 communities had rcprc- war stamps and bonds. war effort but is a loan, repayable [ mininR con( * rn has bccn , grantcd in 10 years or sooner if needed, with the money to be used for financing the war. The $3,750,000 quota for Mississippi County's more than 80,000 people is in line with quotas assigned throughout the United States and this amount must be paid into the treasury annually or much higher taxes will have to be levied, it has been pointed out. Pledges will be made for weekly, monthly or yearly purchase of of a charier by the state corporation commission to transact business at Virgilina, Vs.. on the North Carolina-Virginia boundary. W. L. Long. Raleigh. N. C., is president of the new venture. City Claims $1100 Due 1700 Customers; Commission To Hear Case LITTLE ROCK, April 25. — The city of Blytheville applied to the State Utility Commission Thursday for all of the $1100 in refunds duo its 1700 custorpers for 1941 by the ElythEville Water Co. The refunds are provided, for by an order of the commission in 1936 to divide excess , earnings over 6 per cent between the company and the consumers on a 50-50 basis. The commission, announced ib would hold a public hearing at a date to be set later. The city says it wants to,spend the 1941 refund for badly-needed fire-fighting equipment and would use the refund hi future years for "necessary governmental .activities." The plea is made that the refund if made on an individual basis would be, too small to be worthwhile. Commercial Consumers Of Sugar To Register Merchants, wholesalers and retailers, and other commercial users of sugar such as restaarants, bakeries, hotels and similar groups must register at the High, School Tuesday in connection with the sugar rationing program of the Office of Price Administration. The school will be open for registration from 9 o'clock in the morning until 9 o'clock at night. Chicago Corn May . July. Chicago Whevt prev. open high low close close 1 21 % 1 2 1 % 1 2 1 '/» 121 • i 121 % 123's 124 Vi 123-X 124 123ci!. Killer is reported transferring one oC his top generals, Karl von Rundstedt, above, from the Russian front to France to combat increasing disorders there and perhaps prepare against possible British invasion. May July open high low 84 ; H 85't 84 % 87-% 88 v-8 87 % prev. close close 85% 85'4 88 T /i 88 & BLVTHEVILLE — Showers and scattered thundershsowers this afternoon and tonight with moderate temperatures. ARKANSAS—Scattered showers, Little temperature change tonight.
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