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MAKE EVERY PAY BOND DAY BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI § MAKE EVERY PAY l£S} VOLUME XXXIX—NO. 41. Blytheville Daily News . Blytheville Herald Blytheville Courier Mississippi Valley Leader J&>1 THE MY-WU. UVKttS F1M BIAT1IRV1LLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, MAY 2, SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS CRASH GIANT AIRLINER Mandalay Falls, Japs Say; Thrust At India Feared TOKYO, May 2. (Japanese broadcast recorded by United Press in San Francisco)— Imperial headquarters said ate today that the strategic city of Mandalay had fallen to Japanese troops in Burma Friday afternoon. The com- munique said the city was completely occupied. The broadcast recorded here by CBS said:' "The Imperial headquarters late today announced that Japanese lorces operating in Burma on Friday evening completed occupation of Mandalay, the enemy's strategic L military base in central Burma. TO BIKE Traffic Conditions Here Require Strict Observance Of Regulations City police officers are asking all owners of bicycles to cooperate in solving traffic problems by obeying the rules and regulations of the state government in the operation of these vehicles. Bicycles come under the same category, so far as traffic laws are concerned, as any other vehicles. Operators must stay on their side of the street, avoid congestions, and use lights after dark. Due to the influx of workers, the traffic problem is difficult to handle and the cooperation of the public will be greatly appreciated by chief of Police Berryman and members of the force. Home Guard members will continue to assist local traffic officials in taking care of the Saturday rush. SUITE JIB Attorney General Clarifie Act 385 After Tax Collections Protested LITTLE ROCK, May 2.—State aid funds distributed to municipa paving districts under Act 385 of 1941 may bs used only for paying off interest and principal of bond which financed building continuations of state highways through cities and towns, Atty. Gen. Jack Holt held Friday. The state distributed some $328,000 during April, following final adjudication of more than 20 protests against amount of allotments made under the 1941 Act by the State Highway Department. The attorney general also held that paving districts legally may continue collecting taxes against property in the district 'until the districts debt is retired. T. M. Downey of Dermott had written to Mr. Holt, protesting collection of the tax on the hscls of the payments to the district under Act 385. Dean R. Lindsey, attorney of Bates- villc. also asked for a ruling on state funds. An appointee of the Governor cannot seek reelection at the next general election following his ap- pointmnt, but there is nothing to keep him from running for the same office two years hence, J. B. Anglend of Havan was advised by the attorney general. Mr. Anglend was appointed justice of the peace in 1939 and barred from qualifying after being elected to that office in 1940: Amendment 29 bars gubernatorial appointees from re-election. NEW DELHI, May 2. (UP) — Strong Japanese mobile columns, ed ! by airplanes, drove the weary Allied defenders back from battle :ositions at the ancient city of Mandalay today and raised a new 'tinat of enemy thrusts across the rentiers of India and southern China. Although the Burma communique did not specifically acknowledge the fall of Mandalay, last stronghold of Burmese kings, the Japanese claim that the city had been cap- ured was admitted indirectly by statements that it had been put in a hopeless defensive position. British forces still were fighting at Monywa, 30 miles to the northwest, however, and in the Mandalay sector they destroyed road and roadroad bridges over the Myitnge River, including the famous Ava bridge as they withdrew. The swiftness of the Japanese stabs into the Mandalay and Monywa sectors indicated that the British on the central and western Burma fronts as well as the Chinese near Lashio were still fighting to escape entrapment. (A Chungking broadcast said Japanese troops advancing through Lashio had reached a point about 40 miles to the north and 40 miles from the Chinese, border where they were engaged by Chinese reinforcements mored down from the north. The\ [broadcast also said that Japanese troops had been encircled by the Chinese in southern Honan Province.) The monsoon season which had been expected to aid the Burma defenders by heavy rains that would restrict military operation had not yet arrived and there was increasing speculation that the Japanese might soon turn toward the Indian border if weather con ditions permit. Enemy Submarine Sinks Jap Vessel TOKYO, May 2.—(Japanese broadcast recorded by United Pres.' at San Francisco)—An enemy submarine, probably American, torpedoed and sank the Japanese vesse Calcutta Maru off the coast o: Japan May 1, naval authorities announced today. (Lloyd's register lists the Calcutt: Maru as a 5,339-ton, 400-foot vesse built by Mitsubishi Company fo: the Nippon Tusen Kaisha Line. It was announced that on the same day Japanese vessels intercepted a distress call from a torpedoed Soviet vessel off the Japanese coast. About 50 persons were rescued from the stricken ship. Bar Association Hears Eulogy To Cecil Shane The American Bar Association at its annual banquet at Hotel Arlington in Hot Springs yesterday adopted a resolution deploring the death of Cecil Shane of this city, In addition to being active in community affairs, Mr. Shane was vice president of the association. At the afternoon session Walter L. Pope of Blytheville delivered a eulogy to the association's former officer. Lawrence Truitt, 36, who was arrested Thursday night for theft of a quantity of paint from the Lee Wilson Co. of Armorel, was sentenced to four months in prisonment at the County Penal Farm in Municipal Court this morning. Herschal Mitcheson of Tomato, •was fined $50 and costs for buying stolen goods from Truitt. New Order Wiped Out Woman of Tikhvin, Russia, wasted little time removing German sign ''occupied," in Bussian, from house alter Soviets drove out Nazis. Anti - Inflation Measure Would Put Farm Price Ceiling At Parity WASHINGTON, May 2. (UP) — Rep. Albert Gore, D., Tenn., said today he will introduce anti-inflation legislation next week to freeze wages at current.levels .and to impose ceilings on' farm prices at parity. His bill also would call for compulsory savings by all persons with incomes in excess of $1500 after tax deductions. Gore said his proposal was designed to implement President Roosevelt's seven-point program to curb rising living costs which he recently outlined to Congress and the nation. The bill would: 1. Freeze all wages, salaries and bonus payments as of the day on which it was introduced. 2. Grant statutory authority to the war labor board. 3. Prohibit future wage increases except in cases where earnings are sub-standard. Written permission of the board would be ne- Employmciit Week Prod ain led Here By Mayor Jackson RAF Bombs Hit German Destroyer LONDON, May 2. lUP)~ Coustal omimuui planes .scored a hit on a erman destroy «r off the Norwe- ian coast during the night tmd ylitcr planes attacked enemy alr- romes in occupied Frunue, the Vir Ministry announced today. Bud weather kopt British Ions; ange bombers grounded for the ccond straight night, but the coast ommuml planes fought through ain and clouds to reach the Nor- vegian coast, attack shipping and lit the destroyer. Loss of on? Coastal Command Diane was admitted. German IMiiues Idle For the first time in 11 days ol nercile.ss war in the air, the Air Ministry line! reported that then 1 vcrc no German planes over Brit- in during the night. The Germans had lost at least 54 bombing planes in eight cluys over Great Britain, in addition to nany which probably crushed on lie way home, and as the total of heir raiding, planes probably did lot exceed 200, they may have decided that the penalty for the de- ibcrate bombing of non-military British towns was too expensive. British planes fought, through •ain over tho English Channel last evening in numbers which aston- shcd coastal observers to attack -he Le Havre-Cape Gris Ncy. urea on the French side, railroad yards and the station at St. Omer and targets in occupied France. cessary, boosts. however, for any pay Snares Self 4. Amend the existing price control law to check farm prices when they reach straight "parity." rather than at the 110 per cent ceiling written in by the powerful Congressional farm bloc. The measure would set up a graduated scale for compulsory savings, computed on income after tax deductions. It would range from 10 per cent for persons with a $1500 net limit up to 100 per cent on sums in excess of $25.000, the amount Mr. Roosevelt proposed as top pay for the duration. 'National Employment Week has been designated by the American Legion for the week of May 3-9 when an effort will be made to register all man power with the United States Employment Service in a war effort. In carrying oui the national program, Mayor E. R. Jackson has issued a proclamation calling attention to the great need of pletc mobilization of labor for the war effort. This program, designed to point out the need of training older workers so that they may bv able to take their places in war industries calls for all church and civic organization, business groups and employers to stimulate the registration of total man power so that al who have skills will be properly registered with the United State.' Employment Service For assignmen to war industries, and those who lack skills can receive proper training. Because thousands of younge workers now employed in war in dustrics will take their place in the ranks of Uic armed force, as son as replacements can b trained, older men will be used mor and more to fill these vacancie and registration of such man power is exi>ectrd to facilitat changes made :n these position; Caught by a string she was carrying to build nest, this robin finally was rescued by Chicago Humane Society members. Contract To Be Let For Hospital Addition FT. WORTH, Texas. (UP)—Date for opening bids for a second contract in connection with construction of an $180,000 addition to St. Edward's Mercy Hospital at Ft. Smith, Ark., has been set for 2 p.m., May 14. E. V. Bird Construction Company of Ft. Smith has been awarded a contract providing for the concrete frame for the two-story addition. The second contract provides for wall, partitions and general finish —including plumbing, heating and electrical work. Lions Of El Dorado Endorse Dr. R. B. Robbins Mrs. Lizzie Snyder Gets Cable From So/ Mrs. Lizzie Snyder. of this city received word last night from he son, Pvt. Shirley Snyder who i stationed with the U. S. Army in Australia. Mrs. Snydcr's messag wa.s in the form of a cable whic Pvt. Snyder sent for Easter, al though it was somewhat late i reaching its destination. National (lomniamla* ED ON TOUR Tragedy Occurs On Mountain Top In Severe Storm §ALT LAKE CITY, May 2. (UP)—Seventeen shattered bodies were removed today from the wreckage of a United Airlines mainline] 1 which crashed into Ensign Peak, near the Utah state capitol, during a rain'and sleet storm. All aboard (he plane—-i:{ adult passengers, a one-year- old boy and the crew of three—were killed. The plane, piloted by Capt. Don Brown of San Francisco, hit MO feet from tbe top ol' the peak as it circled in prepa- ..... . — preparation to land at Ihe Halt Lake City airport, seven miles away, on its journey from San Francisco to New York. It smashed Into the north side >f the peak, which juts from the .reachcrous Wasatch range where three other airliners have crashed Four Investigators To Probe Accident Hrilish Eight Eight British fighter planes were lost and one German fighter was downed. One British pilot was American mode Boston bombers took a big part in the St. Omcr raid and other attacks on occupied territory. The Air Ministry said today thai, photographs taken by the new British reconnaissance planes which are so fast they can fly unarmed over enemy territory in daylight, showed the effectiveness of the bombing of Rostok. "The main output of the Heinkci airplane factory for many months will be salvaged material," is suid. State Commander Will Accompany National Commander On Slate Visit WASHINGTON. May 1>. (UP) — The Civil Aeronautics ' Hoard early today ordered Lour invojitlgutors to the scene of last night's crash of a United Air Lines Mainlinrr near Salt Lake City which killed 17 persons. They are: Robert K. Hoyl, assistant director of the board's sul'ety bureau; William Amlnnv.s, chief of tho accident, Investigation section; Kirby Jones Guilty Of Murdering Ex - Secretary; Disposing Of Body ARKADELPHIA. Ark., May 2.— Kirby Jones, married NYA official, Friday night was convicted of the murder of his 19-year-old former secretary, Mary Dell Furlow. The Circuit Court jury set the punishment ,• at life in the penitentiary. Jones, who is 37 and slightly bald, showed no emotion heard the verdict. as he Stock Prices A. T. & T HI 3- Amcr. Tobacco 381-2 Anaconda Copper 24 5-8 Beth. Steel 54 3-4 Chrysler 54 Coca Cola 65 Gen. Elnctric 23 Gen. Motors 327-8 Mont. Ward 251-2 N. Y. Central 1 7-3-8 Int. Harvester 41 7-8 N. Am. Aviation 103-4 Republic Steel 155-8 Radio 23-4 Sorony Vacuum 67-8 Studrbaker 41-4 Standard of N. J. ....... 32 1-8 Texas Corp 31 i Packard 21-8 U. S. Stcol '.'/.'.',.'.'.'.'. 46 3-8 EL DORADO, Ark. (UP)— The El Dorado Lions club lias authorized it's delegation to the state convention to bid for the 1943 state convention. ' i Mar. The club also has endorsed Dr. ! May R. B. Robbins. Camden as a can- 1 July didate for membership on the j Oct board of directors of Lions Inter- Dec national and voted to send one | j an boy as a delegate to the annual Boy's State in Little Rock in June. New York Cotton prev. open hich low close close 1988 1989 1986 1916 1918 1915 1945 1945 1935 1965 1966 1959 1978 1978 1969 Chicago Whevt open high low close close May. 12014 121-T, 12014 121-% 120^ July. 123% 124% 123% 124-N 123 ',« Artifica.1 ice is not new— it was used industrially 1880. o far book ns 1989 1918 1942 1963 1977 1980 1989 1922 1945 196B 1975 1978 The case was given to the jury at noon Friday after a speedy trial before a packed courtroom of thrill seekers. At 6 , o'clock Friday night the jury reported it stood II to 1. Judge Dexter Bush told the jury to take a 30-minutc recess outdoors, then return t,o their room for further deliberation. Testimony in the sensational trial came to a. close late Thursday and all Friday forenoon was taken up by arguments. Jones admitted from the stand Thursday that he hit Miss Furlow on the head with a club when she became hysterical during an attempted abortion on a lonely mountain ridge near here. He said that after her death he wrapped the body in heavy log chains and drove nearly 100 miles with it in the back of his truck, finally throwing it into Ouachita River near Gallon. Jono.s admitted ho Ralph senior Investtijntor of Neill Reed, commander of tho Arkansas Department of American Legion, is accompanying National Commander t^nn U, Stamlmtigh on his visit l,o Arkansas, after attending a special meeting in Indianapolis. Commander Rccd, who left, Bly- thoville Tuesday night for Indiun- ipolt.s. was with the national commander at the Spring meeting of itnte commanders and adjutants. Herl P rosso n, of Little Rock, stain adjutant of the Arkansas division of the American Legion, was also a member of the-group. , National Commander Stambaugh and State Commander Reed begin their visit to three Arkansas cities today. Fort "Smith"Will be the first stop on their itinerary. After spending tonight and Sunday in Fort Smith, the national commander and members of the official party will go to Little Rock for the opening of the State Defense School and will remain in the state capital for luncheon. Immediately after lunch, Mr. Stambaugh and his company- come to Blytheville for the meeting here. According to present, arrangements, the program for the national commander's visit will include an Informal party for him at Hotel Noble from 7 to 8 p.m. This party is for ex-service men. A band concert, featuring the Blytheville High School Band, will be rendered on the Court House grounds from 7:45 to 8:15 p.m. The national commander's speech will be delivered at the; Court House a), 8:15 p.m., with Rosco Crufton acting as master of ceremonies. The pubic Is invited to hear both the band concert and Mr. Stambiiugh's speech. the Ft, .Worth <Tex.) office, and Perry Hodgens, San Francisco investigator. The four will arrange hearings at the scene. They, will bo Joined' by Jerome Lodcrer, chid' of the safety bureau, jus soon as the hearing date Is fixed. L Congress Faces Task Of Completing Corporation Tax .Structure -• *•.,..•...<> WASHINGTON, May 2. (UP) — The House Ways mid Menus Committee today hud but. phn.se: of the 1942 corporation tax .structure to dispo.se of before turning to President Roosevelt's proposal for a $25,000 net limit on private incomes. Speeding action on the $7,000,000000 war revenue bill, the committee late yesterday overrode administration's recommendations by adopting n 10 per cent corporation surtax instead of a 31 pei cent levy Uic treasury proposed. Earlier, it adopted a fin I 94 pci cent tux on excess profiLv- three per- cent higher .than the treasury recommended— and volcd to retain poraU: the present, income tax normal cor- nitc.s which graduate from 15 per cent on carn- vithin the last five years. Victim Found Alive Robert Pearson, .who ran to he scene immediately after the., rush, reported that one of the mile passengers lived for about •' 20 minutes bub was injured so welly lie was unable to talk. Pearson sntd he helped the man 'rom the burning wreckage, cov- irecl him with a blanket and left for aid. When help arrived, the man wn.s dead. Pearson said he heard .the sound of the plane's motors shortly before the crash and that it "seemed to be in trouble." P. A.. Larson, who also lived in a residential area neur the capital, agreed. A brilliant fire raged aefter the plane hit but it was soon extinguished by the rain and sleet that was fulling. Some parts of the wreckage still were smouldering, however, hours after the wreck. Mountain Roads Muddy - * The rain made travel up the muddy, brush-covered mountain- . side difficult, Automobiles bogged down when they tried to travel up a crude mountain road. Finally, a huge, ten -wheeled Army' truck wn.s brought into service to remove the bodies. The plane, radio operators said. hud left San Francisco at 7:15 p. m. (MWT) .and was due here at 9'fBo p. m. tft Hft60',p. m., Pilot -Brown v mUi^gto^*iw.v. igu^los- A north ^ortiift flying atnn altitude 6f;i2;0o6"fect. On the radio navigation team that would have . taken Him into the airport. '? Visibility, Good Brown radioed that visibility was nine miles In spite of the storm. pltine. it crashed into the peak between 11 and 11:30 p. m. Wreckage was scattered over a wide area of the muddy mountain slope. One wing was leaning against, a tree and its motor had been thrown 150 feet. The second motor still was attached to a wing. Bodies were lying among the twisted parts of the plane. Some were covered with blankets. Others lay where they were thrown by the crash and the explosion that followed. All were badly burned. ings up to $5,000 to 24 per cent j and identification was difficult, on income Jn excess of $25,000. District Completes Refunding Program Drainage District 17, lying in western Mississippi County and the second largest such district in t.hr otiite, has completed its refunding program with the RFC, it was announced yesterday at Washington. A debt, of approximately $3,700.000, wit.h an annual interest of about $210.000, was refunded by a RFC loan of approximately $1,800,000 at interest of $72,000. The loan was made four years ago. but some time elapsed l/o complete bankruptcy proceedings. Refinancing of the district's obligations through the RFC gave the bondholders morn cash than Further action was postponed until Monday when the two remaining corporation tax issues will be considered—the amount, if any, corporations will receive in rebates after tho wnr on the (axes they now pay and whether to retain or repeal the declared value capital sl^ck Lax. There is strong sentimenf, in the committee f,o credit, corporations at least 20 per cent nf the excess profile taxes they now pay as a "back l.o business-as-usuai" ne.-st egg to ward off a .severe postwar depression. Fate of the $1.25 per $1,000 levy, on declared value capital stock—which committee experts want, retained over the treasury's objection—still is in doubt. The cyrlid of t,hc cuckoo ray, a rare fish, Ls located inside the cyo itself, between the cornea and the pupil. loved the girl, who was his secrc- they would receive from the rtis- tary when lie wns employed at trie?, according to an announce- Ashdown but denied ho was the j mont ;it, Washington. father of her unborn child. May July Chicago Corn prcv. open high low close close • 35-'^ 85 T i 85 8fi-Y t 85 . 87"^ 88'A 87 7 i 88% 87^ Receives His Commission After Week As Army Buck FT. SMITH. Ark. < UP)—Victor Pehovic. Iron wood. Mich., probably is the happiest man in the Army today. Pehovic. with an 1-A Selective Service rating, had applied for a commission but was drafted before he heard from the commanding ofTiccr in his corps area. He reported to Camp Chance ia-st Sat- n n,' r urday as a private. But,, come this Saturday, J. II. House of House. Moses & Hnlmrs of Little Rock, who represented the RFC, delivered $1,350,000 worth of bonds to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, for the account of the RFC. The loan of $1,842.000 was minced to $1,350,000 during tho last three years. American Takes Iceland Command The crash was the first for United Airlines since one of its planes missed the Chicago airport and fell in a street Dec. 4, 1940. Just a month .earlier, another UAL nminliner hit Bountiful Peak, 20 miles north of Salt Lake City and 17 miles from the scene of last night's accident. Ten persons, all aboard, were killed. Barnett Resumes Automobile Agency ... it's Lieut. Pehovic—his commission caught up with him after he served a week a.s buck private. New Orleans Cotton Chicago Soybeans prcv. open high low close close May. 176-y, 178^ 176?; 178Vi 176-% July. I80*i 182% 180 : ;i 181 vi 180 : >i Mar. May July Oct. Dec. Jan. prev. open high low close close 2005 2005 2003 2009b 2008b 1913b 1913b 1915b 1943 1945 1939 1942 1945 1983 1986 1980 IS85 1984 1993 199R 1990 1995b 1993 19941) 1997b 1995b W. T. Barnctl has again taken over Blythovillo Motor Company /ing sold the business in 1938. Ho will operate both the sales and service departments and the service .station in the same location, 127 East Main Street. In addition to the Dodge sales and service he will feature the used car department, Wyse Perry will assist Mr. Barnett as manager of the service department and Bob Bracken will assist in tho .sales division. Mr. Barnett was head of this firm for 15 years and is owner of the two buildings where the busi- is located. Maj.-Gcn. Charles H. Bonesteel, chief of American troops in Iceland, is the new commander of. all United Nations forces on that island. ,. Marine Recruiters Coming Next Week Enlistments in the United States Marine Corps will be accepted in Mississippi County Monday, Tuesday and on the morning of Wednesday when offices will be open in Blytheville and 'Osceola, Staff Sergt. A. C. Friedl will be in charge of the office established in Blytheville in the Courier News building and Sergt. Joseph Lipman will be in charge of the office at the Osceola court house. Men between the ages of 17 and 30 years without dependents will be accepted with married men accepted if wives give consent. Men wishing more information about this colorful branch of the United States Service may discuss the matter at either of' these recanting station without enlisting, it was pointed out. Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS, 111.. May 2, (UP)-Hogs: 800-^00 salable. Tops. 14.05. •180-250 " Ins., 14.00-14.05. 140-160 Ibs., 12.76-13.50. Bulk sows.. 13.15-13.75. Cattle, 125. SI. steers. 11.25-13.75. Mixed ycarl., heifers, 11.25-12.75, SI. heifers, 11.00-13.25. Beef cows. 8.75-10.00. Canners, cutters, 6.50-8.50. U. S. WEATHER FORECAST BLYTHEVILLE—Continued warm today and tonight. temperature change tonight.

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