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MAKE EVERY PAY ' BOND DAY I THE MT-ROU UV1MS PUN! BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI §MAKE EVERY PAY DAY} BOND DAY! , * JOIN THE PAY-ROUUVitttS HAN'! VOLUME XXXIX—NO. 36. IF OFFENSIVE Blytheville Daily News Blytheville Courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, APRIL 27, 1042 How Vichy's Colonies Menace Our Aid Routes SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Explosions Rock Batte> Rostock For Fourth ' secutive Night LONDON, April 27. (UP)—Giant British bombing planes raided Rostock on the Baltic for the fourth straight night early today while fighter and bomber command planes, pursuing their night and day offensive nearer home, heavily bombed airdromes in northern Prance and attacked German coastal shipping. By noon, heavy explosions from the war industry centers inland from Boulogne on the French coast were shaking the Dover coast of England, and watchers saw four big fleets of British planes returning from a daylight attack. Raid Again Heavy It was understood that the raid Rostock was as heavy as that which had leveled great areas of the He'inkel plane works and other targets there in the three prvious raids and that in a little more than 72. hours since the first raid Thursday night British planes had dropped 800 British tons of bombs —1.792,000 pounds—on the city which has replaced Coventry as a symbol of merciless attack. • Fighter planes, raiding German airdromes in France, shot down at least two enemy planes and damaged others. British bombs started big fires at airdromes. One German bomber was shot down off the east coast after dawn today. There seemed no doubt that the great Heinkel factories and the harbor area of Rostock from which men and supplies are sent to Russia, must now be almost in ruins. Germans Fight Back Enraged over the attacks, the Germans attacked Bath, mineral springs resort town in southwestern England, for the second straight night and late reports said there were numerous casualties when a bomb Jiit a shelter. Several fireb were started. Even before they knew of the fourth raid on Rostock, Londoners en route to work this morning heard the motors of a mighty RAF fleet racing down the Thames toward occupied^France to' start an k other day "Of record-breaking ^''sweep's over .enemy , territory. . The sky was suhhy ? arid clea over the strait, % with .only a fev high scattered clouds — excellen bombing weather. The first communique issued her on last night's British raids sale merely that Royal Ah; Force plane were over enemy territory durin the night. -.« , GREAT BRITAIN sovitr RUSSIA St. Pierre & Miquelon (FF) Potential sub base for raids in Caribbean, off U. S. coast CAPE VERDES.,' African colony SOUTH AMERICA ouih /.ilar.ik Ocean. French Bases Nations Supply Routes f.f) —Free French Astride the aid. routes to India, Russia and China %Cope of Good Hope ?1 Vichy French colonies shown in white type on black background HITLER TIGHTENS GRIP .01 HIS PEOPLE ipotted strategically along the aid routes to Russia and tho Far East, the colonies of Laval's collaborating Vichy France constitute a potential threat to United Nations' communications. iroup Of 21 Given "Farewell Party" Before Leaving for Induction OSCEOLA, Ark., April 27.—Alderman J. B. Bunn, representing Mayor Ben F. Butler who was out of the city; two negro ministers, the Rev. E. C. Croft and the Rev. Stewart, and R. L. Wallace, negro agricultural teacher at Wilson were speakers at the farewell ceremonies on the courthouse lawn Thursday afternoon for the 21 negro selectees who left by special bus for Jonesboro and Little Rock. Mr. Bunn presented each draftee with cigarettes. -' The selectees had been given a fish fry and celebration at their own church on the previous night. The list included Sammie W. Philson, John L. Rodgers, Herbert Trice, Steve Edwards, John T. Wilson, O. E. Croft Jr., Hazel Mcln- tosh, Hamp Vance, Roosevelt Wright, Fred Gallaspy, James Williams, James W. Jasper, Willie D. Hoalrd, Clarence Jones, Thomas Pride, John King, Edward L. Shaw, George C. Richmond, George Roberson, Leon Sylvester, Henry H. Johnson. Transferred to other boards were John R. Ransom, Mexia, Texas, Stennis Ivy, Houston, Miss., Walter Mitchell, Charleston, Mo. China Relief Fund Totals $844 Here A total of more than $844 has been contributed to the China Relief Raid by local individuals and business firms, according to an announcement made today by Harry W. Haines, Blytheville chairman of the campaign. Other contributions are being earnestly solicited for thus campaign which is a part of the national effort to aid the war-stricken Chinese through the provision of medicine, food, and other essentials. Blythevillc's /quota is $1000. W. C. Stolte Named Area Engineer; Sent Here From Memphis Office Secretary of State Files Corrupt Practice Pledge As Candidate LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—C. G. "Crip" Hall filed his corrupt practice pledge and party loyalty pledge Saturday as a candidate for reelection as Secretary of State. In announcing his candidacy for re-election, Mr. Hall said: "Under present conditions, I feel that I can best serve my state, despite any personal political ambition I might have, by devoting my entire time and ability to the affairs of the Secretary of State's office and by rendering whatever service I can in the national emergency. I am, therefore, announcing my candidacy for re-election as Secretary of State. "I am deeply grateful for the splendid vote given me two years ago and I promise the same efficient, courteous service in the Secretary of State's office in the future. I a 1 ^ pledge the very best efforts anu co-operation of both myself and my staff in the prosecution and winning of the war. "At a later date, I expect to ren- Air School Commander Here^oday The new $9,000,000 .Army Advanced Flying School, to be established here, will have for its commanding officer, Col. L. S. Stranathan, late of Maxwell Field, Ala., it was unofficially disclosed today. Colonel Stranathan, who has already arrived in Blytheville, Will be joined within several weeks by Mrs. Stranathan. Named project officer representing the Army Air Force in construction of the field and school, he will be in charge of this work until the school begins operations next Fall. * For the past 18 months Colonel Stranathan has been a member of the staff of the commanding general at the Southeast Air Corps Training Center, Maxwell Field. He has been in the United States Army since 1927. The U. S. Engineers' office of Memphis, which is in charge of construction of the new Army' Advanced Flying School to be established here this Summer, has an nounced that W. C. Stolte will bt area engineer for the project. Mr. Stolte, whose home is in Echvardsville, 111., was headquar tered in Memphis for six months before being transferred here. During construction of the field and school he will spend most of his time in-' Blytheville. Mrs. Stolte, who will arrive today, also will make her .home in Blytheville during the coming four or five months. They arc temporarily living at Hotel Glencoe. Assumes Power Of Life And Death Over All Individuals In Germany LONDON. April 27. (UP)—Adolf Hitler, after one of the strangest speeches of his strange nuraT, took unto himself today the personal power of life and death over every individual German. His speech to the Reichstag yesterday was greeted in Grout Britain -and Russia as u solemn knell of doom for Germany's hopes of victory, and as implying clearly that Hitler was going to give Germany another blood purge which would make the one of June 1934 against high party lenders seem like a rehearsal. Envisions Winter Cumiuiijni Most encouraging to the United Nations, was Hitler's pluin intimation that he expected the Ger- rwn army to be fighting In Russia icxt Winter. In foreclosing the possibility of victory this Summer, seemed to acknowledge Hint in he Winter just past, of an imprc- edcntcd intensity, he snid, tho Nazi hordes had escaped disaster >y the barest margin. •In Stockholm it was reported hat for some unknown reason, Hitler had been forced at the liust ule to alter his speech, leaving out what would have been its host sensational parts. Publication Quoted In a special eeution published while Hitler was actually speaking nt the Kroll Opera House in Berlin, the pro-German Stockholm newspaper Aftonbladet headlined: "Lutin Bloc to Join Axis?" over an article by its Berlin correspondent which also said: "The only thing that can be said with almost 100 per cent certainty is thai the speech will giv"e a definite answer regarding France's 1 future and the Lower Standard Of Living For Nation Set By F. D. R.; All To Share War Burden Pitching: One Fighting Filipino der a complete stewardship." account of my Home Guardsmen Here Given Traffic Duties The Traffic Squad of the Chickasaw Guard, under the direction of Lieut W. R. Crawford, is aiding the city police in handling, the Saturday night traffic preblem here. This group is also assisting in directing traffic during parades for selectees and on other occasions. Counter Attacks By Stilwell's Men In Burma Brings Jap Retreat CHUNGKING-, China, April 27. (UP)—Chinese forces under Lieut. Gen. Joseph W. Stilwcll recaptured the entire Tauggyi-Hopong sector of the eastern Burma front and American volunteer pilots shot down all of a flight of five Japanese planes, a special com- munique said today. The Americans suffered no losses in the air fighting which occurred near Loilem. The Chinese counterattacks on the Taunggyi sector came! at a time when the Japanese were striking with strong columns toward the railroad junction of TTiaxi in an effort to gain control of that communications center south of Mandalay and outflank the Allied defen.se front in Central Burma. The communique said that the recapture of Taunggyi and Hopong- had cut the communication lines of the Japanese forces but it was not yet entirely clear whether the danger to Thazi had been eliminate ed. Arkansas Streams Threaten Overflow LITTLE ROCK. April 27. (UP) — Two of Arkansas' major rivers were expected to overflow within four days, following heavy week end rainfall and predictions of continued showers, the .Weather Bureau reported today. "The Camden area on the Ouachita which suffered the most damage in floods two weeks ago is the most seriously threatened area. The Ouachita will crest there at 29 feet Thursday, three feet above flood stage. The Arkadelphia area is less seriously endangered, although flood level of 17 feet be reached Wednesday. The Arkansas will crest at flood stage of 23 feet at Fort Smith and 23 at Little Rock and one, foot over flood levcla at 25 feet at Pine Bluff Friday. Supreme Court Grants London and Corbin New Trials In Joiner LITTLE ROCK, April 27. (UP) — The State Supreme Court today affirmed one Mississippi County Circuit Court decision and remanded for new trial two other cases in which defendants had been found guilty by the lower court. The five-year sentence given Clell Lancaster for stealing two mules valued at $300 on June 8, 1941, was affirmed. However, three-year sentences given Jack London and Russell Corbin were reversed and remanded for new trial by the tribunal on the grounds that no corporat- ing evidence was presented in the trial connecting them with the robbery of a .store belonging to E. G. Robbins of Joiner, Ark. Clint Hancock, negro, won a new trial on his conviction in the lower court of arson charges. The tribunal ruled no substantial evidence connecting the negro with the burning of a cow bar no the G. K. Salmon estate had been shown in the trial in the lower court. connection with it of the position of Spain and Portugal." There was nothing of the sort in the speech. Part of the time speaking ns if he were tired, Hitler gave hl.s usual denunciations of the Unitec Nations and their lenders including the United States and President Roosevelt. Adopt Resolution The high spots, for the outside world, were those directed solely to internal morale, and it was capped by the resolution ..jwhlcl the Nazi Reichstag passed when "he finished. This resolution called him: "Fuehrer of the nation, supreme commander in chief of the armed forces, chief of government invested with supreme executive power, supreme judge and leader of the Nazi party. Field = Marshal Hermann Goering, president of the Reichstag, called him also supreme war lord, a title' put aside when the late Kaiser Wilhclm crossed the Holland frontier after losing the last war. The resolution said: "It is beyond doubt that the Fuehrer in the present phase of the war in which the German people is engaged in a life or death battle, must have the right claimed by him to do everything that serves or contributes to gaining victory. This very determined young Filipino, Pvt. Gregorio Manic of the U. S. Army, warms up for the main event by pruelicc-pLt.ch.ing a hand grenade at Camp San Luis Obispo, CnliL Right of Punishment "Without being bound by existing legal rights, the fuehrer in his capacity as (the titles mentioned previously) must at any time be in position to summon if necessary every German, be he soldier or officer, low or high official or judge, directing or w.ork- ing functionary or party workman or employe, by all means which he regards suitable, to fulfill his duties, and when violating these duties to punish him accordingly after conscientious examination of his case, regardless of so-called well deserved rights, and especially to remove him from his office, rank and position without rcsort- U. S. Aii$£oK£r On New Caledonia Report Successful Air Action GEM. Mnc ARTHUR'S HEADQUARTERS, April 27. .(UP)—American fighlqi 1 planes based on Free French New Caledonia, 800 miles off the cast const of Australia, have already been in successful action against encroaching Jnpanc.se planes, it was revealed today. In his communique, covering operations of yesterday, MacArthui said United States and Philippine? forces had thrown back a Japanese attack on San Remlgio, in the Visaynn Sea sector of the Philippines, and thnt the guns of Cor- rcgiclor fortress had shelled Japanese land concentrations. Allied planes, bombing the Japanese base at Luc on the Huon Gulf of northern New Guinea destroyed three grounded planes and shot down one, MacArthui snid. and they also attacked the Japanese air base on Bougainville Island in the Solomons to the cast. Allied fighters drove off in defeat n. Japanese formation of nine bombing planes escorted by fight, crs which tried to attack Port Moresby. ILS.Warship Goes Down; Mine Blamed April 27. (UP)— Tfie U. S. Destroyer Sturtcvan 1190-ton warship commissioned i 1920, hns been sunk off the Florid coast, by an underwater cxplosio which may have been caused by an American mine, broken from its moorings. The navy in announcing tho sinking today did not say what caused the explosion but stated that the "loss of life" was small and most of the crew reached port Thr. communique said: "Thr enemy attacked For New Orleans Cotton Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS, III.. April 27. (UP)—Hogs: 18,500—18,000 salable. Top. 14.30 180-250 Ibs., 14.15-14.30 140-160 Ibs., 13.15-13.90 Bulk sows. 13,25-13.85 Cattle: 4700 SI. steers, 10.50-15.50 Mixed yearl., heifers, 11.00-12.50 SI. heifers, 9.50-14.25 Stocker, feeder steers, 9.25-13.50 Beef cows, 8.75-9.75 Canncrs and cutters, C.00-8.50 Stock Prices A. T. & T 106 American Tobacco 35 Anaconda Copper 23 3-4 Bethlehem Steel 541-2 Chrysler 51 7-8 Coca Cola 63 3-4 General Electric 215-8 General Motors 32 3-4 Montgom. Ward 24 1-2 N. Y. Central 7 Inter. Harvester 41 1-4 N. Am. Aviation n Republic Steel 151-2 Radio 2 7-8 Socony Vacuum 65-? Studebaker 41-4 Standard of N. J 31 1-2 Texas Corp '....!'. 30 1-2 Packard 2 U. S. Steel "" Mar. May July Oct. Dec. Jan. prev. open high low close close 2001 2024 1993 1992 2000 1920 1952 1908 1908 1922 May Chicago Corn prev open high, low close close 851943 1975 1932 1932 1944 1976 2005 1968 1;*69 1978 1986 2010 1979 1980 1986 1987b 1982 1995 84% 84 Ifc 85'A mg to prescribed procedure." Hitler said Germans must not get vacations unless he said so. He said soldiers came first, and confessed that for months men at the front had had no leaves. Moresby with nine bombers ant a Tighter escort. Damage wa. slight. Our fighters successfully In tcrvene.d. D Tho :Hst American -naval vessel to be last by accident or enemy action in the present war, the SturtcvnuL wn.s t:be seventh to gq down In the Atlantic. A total of 1.1 destroyers are known to have been lost, four In the Atlantic and the remaining seven in the Pacific. The navy revealed thnt the Sturtcvant; accident occurcd in thq past 24 hours, but did not fix hq exact time. Barber Price Law Unconstitutional New York Cotton prev. open high low close close Mar . 1981 2005 1973 1974 1982 May . 1919 1945 1911 1912 1923 July . 1941 1971 1032 1932 1914 Oct . 1956 1991 1950 1950 1960 Dec . 1963^ 1995 1961 1962 1969 Jan . 1934 1966 1964 1966 1972 Chicago Wheel prcv. open high low close close May. 120~i 122'* 118% 119 121 Vj July. 123% 124% 121 121 tf 124 Homing pigeons fly only in daylight, but some night flyers were developed by the French during 45 7-8 ' World War I. July Injured While Skating "Corkic" Bond. 13-year-old daughter of Dr. and Mrs. F. G. Bond, of Hayti, Mo., broke her left arm Saturday afternoon while roller skating near her home. Removed to Walls Hospital for treatment, she was able to be 88 : !i 87 37Vi 88li returned to her home that night Engineers To Plat Cemetery, cj j ' Ask That Graves Be Marked A permanent pint will be made immediately of North Sawba Cemetery, it was announced today by Widmcr Engineering Company, architect-engineers for the new Army Advanced Flying School to be built on a 2761-acre tract which includes the cemetery site. having relatives cemetery, whose All persons buried n this graves arc not now marked, are urged to place cards or some form of identification on thhe graves so that the plat may be complete for historic value. Because work of preparing the land must progress swiftly, relativies of persons buried there arc'asked to mark all graves at once. •A .number of graves are being moved by relatives to private lots in other cemeteries. It Is understood that the three- acre burial ground will be flattened and the graves left- undisturbed, although no official announcement has been made. North Sawba Cemetery is the oldest burial ground in this section having been established there 67 years ago and later deeded to the New Hope [Methodist Church, now dissolved. The free cemetery is believed to have as many as 6000 graves. "Lae—Allied aircraft attacked enemy airdromes and destroyed three planes on the ground and one in l.hc air. "Solomons—Bougainville: The Allies raided an enemy airport. "Philippines—Corrcgldor: Air activity is diminishing in intensity. Artillery shelled land concentrations. Visayans: An enemy attack on San Remigio was repulsed. Mindanao: There was patrol activity only." Cigarette Sets Bed Afire; Negro Residence Damaged Two fires over the weekend resulted in two rooms of a house being destroyed and a bcrl burning. A portion of the residence owned by Ducie Hill, negro, at 1007 South Second Street,, will have to be rebuilt following a flue fire Saturday night, 8:30 o'clock. The owner occupies the four- room house damaged. A roomer in the home of Harrell Davis, 205 East^ Dougan Avenue, was awakened at 4:50 o'clock Sunday morning to find his bed in flames. It is believed a cigarette caused the flames which ruined the mattress. LITTLE ROCK, April 27. (UP) — The State Supreme Court today held that Act. 432 of the 1941 legislature empowering the state Barbers' Examining Board to set up minimum charges for haircuts and shaves was unconstitutional. Test of the law wa-s made by> P. F. Davis, -Little Rock barber who obtained the Injunction from the PuL'i.ski County Chancery Court, prohibiting the state board headed by L. A. Noble from setting minimum prices of 40 cents for haircuts and 20 cents for shaves. The tribunal declared Act 432 imconstituional because it is in direct violation of Section 1 of the I4t,h Amendment to the U. S. Constitution which provides that no state shall make or enforce any* lav/ which shall abridge the privilege or immunities granted by th» Constitution. ^resents Congress With Seven Point Program To Check Living Costs WASHINGTON, April 5 27. (UP) —President Roosevelt today laid down a seven-. wint program to check ris- ng living costs with drastic :urbs on profits, prices and including a proposal limit the net income of -iny American individual to $25,000 a year. ' "Our standard of living will mvc to come down," he said in a special message to Congress in which he described his program as one of "equality of : privilege" for vll Americans in bearing the burden of total war. , To Fix Price Ceilings His program, a wartime design for living, was the forerunner to forthcoming action probably tomorrow to fix overall price' ceilings on mast American foods. Rents in war industry areas also will be fixed. The (President proposed high taxes on corporation profits as well as on incomes of more than $25,000 a year. • •? He explained that "wages In general can and should be kept at the exiting I scale," through thq Intercession of the War Labor Board which passes on union .demands for pay increases in all disputed cases; He asked the. Congress to tnke no action to suspend provisions of the law requiring overtime pay for work, in excess of 40 hours a - week. Overtime Pay Justified s ' "Most worker? in munition's Mn- ctusti-i^ are, ^working Jajr more,-ihan 40 hoiirs^r%j^^«a^»holUd-c6iSfJi: tlnue to be paid at- r time^and, a half for overtime/ he Said. "Otherwise their /weekly pay envelopes would be reduced." Only two points of his program, according to the President, require legislation: '- : -: ' , v Taxes—to keep the cost of living from spiralling upward wo must tax heavily and in that process keep personal and corporation profits at a reasonable rate, tho word "reasonable", being defined "at a low level." ' Curb Farm Trices Farm Prices—"To keep the cost of living from spiralling upward we must establish "the prices received by growers for the . product o| their lands." Mr. Roosevelt said, "We must discourage credit and installment buying and encourage the paying of debts, mortgages and other obligations; for this promotes sav- |ing, retards, ' buying and add to the amount available to the creditor for the purchase of war bonds."The chief executive said that if living costs were not kept down by this program he would advise Chicago Soybeans prev open high low close close May. 182V.J 184 180 ! /i 180H 182% July. 185 187 182'X: 182% 185% Congress and "ask. for any additional legislation which may be necessary." High Court Denies Writ Of Prohibition To Dismiss Pupils For Registration Blytheville High School will be dismissed Tuesday so that wholesale and retail dealers may sign up in the sugar .-'registration program. Registration will take place at the high school from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dealers who find it impassible to register Tuesday will be allowed to rcgister,at the high school Wednesday from JJt'.to 9 p.m., although school will not %e dismissed. Sugar consumers will register May 4, 5. '6 of* "7. Flying School Guards Will Be Employed Soon The denied the petition of W. J. McCain, slate commissioner of labor, for a. writ of prohibition to prevent trial of cases which seek to restrain collection of certain unemployment The petition was tho outgrowth of cases filed in lower court by Southern Lumber Company. Inc.. Bradley Lumber Company, and the Arkansas Wood and Paper Products Corporation which protested an attempt, by the labor commissioner to collect unemployment compensation taxes from the three companies. The companies contended that payments on which the compensation assessments were levied had been made by independent contractors and paid to people not on the payroll of any of the companies. Applications are being taken for _ positions of guard on the constnic- i* J~ 1 tion project of the Army Flying: Wl School to be established here, it was announced today by the area engineer's office. The age limit and other qualifications have not yet been nn- J nounced but prospective employes may file their applications at the area engineer's office, second floor, First National Bank building. U. S. WEATHER FORECAST BLYTHEVILLE—Moderate temperatures with! occasional showers and local thunderstorms tonight. ARKANSAS—Local showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and tonight. Little change in temperature. • - j

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