The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 7, 1942 · Page 1
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g MAKE EVERY PAY DAY) BOND DAY THE PAY-ROLL SAVINGS PUT BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI MAKE EVERY FAY DAT BOND DAY JOOi THE PAT-WU SMSMS HJM! VOLUME XXXIX—NO. 45. Blytheville Daily News Blytheville Courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, MAY 7, 1042 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS British Reveal Loss Of Cruiser In Arctic Battle LONDON, May 7. (UP)—A scries of Arctic Ocean battles with German destroyers, submarines and airplanes cost Great Britain the 10,000-ton cruiser Edinburgh and four merchant ships out of a Russian-bound Allied convoy, but the Nazis had one destroyer sunk and another severely damaged, the Admiralty said tonight. The convoy got through with vital war supplies for the Red Army despite five vain attempts by enemy, destroyers Over 1500 Pemiscot Residents To Back Uncle Sam with $194,339 CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo., May 7. —A total of 1584 persons pledged $194,339 to Uncle Sam here Wednesday in the "I Pledge America 1 campaign conducted under the direction of Robert C. Mehrle, campaign chairman. The campaigr opened at 9 o'clock with a five- blocks-long parade through the business section, in which participants were the high school band Legion Post, Home Guard unit service club groups, city officials courthouse workers, and schoo children. Following the major parade each business block closed its doors and employers and employees of each firm in that block paraded to the Campaign Headquarters, led by Bugler Reggie Hitchcock and Chairman Mehrle. The two local industries, Brown 'Shoe Company and Dillman Industries. - participated 100 per cent in signing pledges. Brown Shoe workers pledged a total of $1100 per week for the next year, to be the largest group pledge. Pledge headquarters was kept open until late, and some late - pledges are expected to .swell the totals to well over $200,000 for about 1600 persons. The campaign was conducted only in the business section, with no house-to-house canvass in the -* to 'break through the British pro- ective warship screen, it was em- >hasized in the communique. The Edinburgh, which Berlin had eported hit by two torpedoes, was lamaged by a U-boat and taken n tow, but later was attacked ; by hree German destroyers on May !. -She foughi t|;k, engaged the enemy and sank one destroyer and lamaged another. Finally, the cruiser was sunk by the British because of another tor- oedo hit. The battles occurred in the stormy Arctic seas while two convoys were enroute in opposite directions. Three merchant ships were sunk out of the Allied convoy enroute to Russia and one merchant ship in ballast and the Edinburgh were sunk in the attack on the convoy returning from Russia. EflST Pl«!i DOLE: SET UP Some Non-Essential Drivers May Be Limited To Two Gallons Weekly WASHINGTON, May 7. (UP) — The Office of Price Administration today added new restrictions to sales of gasoline in preparation for the East Coast rationing -system which may allot some non-essential motorists as little as two Producing Parson' Negro Woman Fined $50 For Knife Wielding Released Under $150 Bond residential sections. IT ME Long Illness Claims Life Of Former Mayor And Pioneer Merchant Charles P. Howard, 65, of Stecle, one of the first merchants in the city and mayor until his resignation some two months ago, died at his home early this morning after an illness of several months. Mr. Howard was active in numerous civic activities. He had .served as mayor for a number of years. He was a member of the Methodist Church, and was past master of the Masonic Lodge. He was also past worthy patron of the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Opal McCann. | postmaster at Cooter. Mo.; Mrs. j Dorothy Hamra and Mrs. Char- Hnc Mathies, both of Stcclc; and eight grand children. Lena Henrp, negro woman living at 1028> Lilly, was released on $150 bond after her attorney, Virgil Greene, had appealed a fine of $50 assessed against her in Municipal Court this morning on charges of assaulting Jessie Mae Burns, negro woman living at 205 Patterson, with a deadly weapon. The prosecution charged that on March 29, Jessie Mae left the True Life Baptist Church sometime during the afternoon, while a singing convention was in progress, and went to her home for a if metal punch-which -she intended to use on a church membership card. On her return she was allegedly confronted by the defendant outside of the church and accused of jealousy over the ap- pointement of the Latter fto a church office. The prosecution introduced testimony attempting to show that the defendant stabbed Lena Henrp with a kniwe during the argument that ensued, and that the victim spent eight days in the hospital recovering from the wound in her left side. The defense sought to prove gallons a week. In an 18-page instruction booklet sent to more than 250.000 rationing authorities, the OPA set the weekly quota of gasoline for "non-essential" motorists at from two to six gallons, and banned for the duration of the war, the sale of fuel for automobile and motorboat racing. The two to six gallon range is not fixed arbitrarily and may be revised upward or downward, depending on the supplies available when rationing starts in the East on May 15 or 16. The booklet, containing 15,000 words, was the first detailed explanation of how the fuel dole will affect millions of motorists in the 17 Atlantic seaboard states and the District of Columbia. Subjects discussed ranged from the plight of a motorist who finds himself out of gasoline and rationing cards while he is many miles from home to regulations for a Christian Science reader. The unlucky motorist who runs out of gas will just have to let his car stay on the highway or have it towed in, the OPA ruled. The Christian Science reader can apply for a card entitling him to an unlimited amount of fuel. The ration board will decide how much he needs. Motorists will be divided into three classes for rationing purposes. The "non-essential" groups will receive "A" cards entitling each individual to seven units of gasoline, which may vary between two 'and six gallons, probably something less than five. "B" Cards will be issued to motorists who can convince the rationing boards they need more than the basic amounts to get to work or perform necessary functions. But even those who live many miles from their office or factory will not get "B" cards if they can ride buses, or street cars. "B" cards will entitle from to 11. 15, or 19 basic units, depending on need. "X" cards will go to doctors, nurses and others who -need unlimited amounts of fuel for emergency use. U.5. SUPPLY LINE British Fleet Takes Over EH OBJtCTI Conquerors Of Corregiclor Expected To Mop Up Then Turn Southward The Rev. Millord G. Butterfic-ld labors at anti-axis evangelism six days a week at Hudson Fails, 'N. Y., war plant and preaches on Sunday at Advent Christian Church in same town. U. S. Airmen Open Attack On Jap Fleet that the argument was caused by a disagreement which took place in the church that morning and that Lena Henry accidentally stabbed herself with her own knife during the course of the tussle. Stuttgart Getting "Rostok Treatment" Arkansas U. Offers Scholarship To Worthy High School Students LONDON. May 7. (UP)—Large numbers of the Royal Air Force's heaviest bombers rained destruction early today on Stuttgart, important center of Nazi war industry in southern Germany, for the third straight night. The RAP was obviously giving Stuttgart "the Rostock treatment." In four consecutive nights of attacks, the great British bombers had leveled that important German Baltic port and airplane building renter, with 800 tons of bombs. A strong force of RAF planes, continuing the around the clock offensive that has been in progress, with minor interruptions, ' .since April 11, passed high over the channel toward occupied France before noon. Loud explosions from the direction of Boulogne were heard. Kiwanis Club Members Hear Little Rock Man Glen T. Gaddv of Little Rock discussed synthetic rubber at the weekly meeting of the Kiwanis Club yesterday at Hotel Noble. In addition to Mr. Gaddy. other guests were Mrs. Paul Tipton. Mrs. Russell Farr. Mrs. George M. Lee, and Mrs. Murrav Smart, representatives of the Woman's Club who pesented a program in connection with the observance of National Music Week. Mrs. Smart accompanied the other women in several trio arrangements. FAYETTVILLE—Awarding of 100 scholarships in the University of Arkansas to Arkansas high school graduates of 1942 was authorized at a recent meeting of the Board of Trustees, it has been announced by Dr. A. M. Harding, president of the University. The scholarships, each one of which will entitle the winner to his fees in the fresshman year a the University up to 5100.00, will be apportioned among the 75 countie. of the state on the same basi as the counties have representation on the lower house of the General Assembly. Each county will have the same number of scholarships as it has state representatives. Winners in each county will be selected by a committee of ^the University on the basis of merit and scholarship. Awarding of these scholarships was approved by the board in its effort to increase and encoxiragc the training of Arkanssas young men and women during war times when the nation is in great need of college trained men and women. Full drtails of the plan may be secured from the office of the president of the University in Fayetteville. MI'S Sit TO BE MEED Work Begins Today On Brick Addition At Rear Of Present Building A brick addition is being made o Jiedel's Store which, when com- leted, will extend the length of he building on both the first floor .nd tc balcony by 40 feet. The cx- ra space will be devoted to the egular business of the store. The balcony may be used for storage. Laying of the foundation for the extension began this morning. orkers expect to complete the structure in the very near future. Work is also beginning on the nteior of the building. The owner, Richard Jiedel. plans to completely modernize the store in every respect. Uzzeil S. Branson is the architect and Ben White contractor. MaeARTHUR'S HEADQUARTERS, Australia, May 7. (UP)—American airmen opened a heavy attack on a powerful Japanese fleet massing in the ' northeastern invasion '/.one apparently for an imminent major major offensive. Gen. Douglas MacArthur revealed today. United States bombing planes, believed to include Flying Fortresses and Catalina-Consolidated bombers, struck at the Japanese naval forces in the Bougainville Island area of the Solomons group, in which MacArthur called a successful attack. His communique disclosed that the Japanese, in a long-awaited move toward big scale offensive activity, were massing warships and transports in the general area of Rabaul, in New Britain Island, from whench a fleet could essay a direct attack on Port Morseby, the valuable Allied advanced base in New Guinea; the American forces in New Caledonia, or even on Australia itself. Simultaneously, the Japanese had suddenly diminished the intensity of their persistent, .savage, but costly aerial attacks on Port Moresby, MacArthur noted. WASHINGTON. May 1. (UP) — The Japanese war machine which was used to capture Bat nun Pcn- insulii and Corrcgidor Island was expected toduy to clean up scat- ered resistance in some of the outhern Pacific islands and turn oward America's South Pacific supply route. Experts believed that the Jap- with the thousands of men uul vast supplies relieved from duty in the Manila Bay area might attempt un invasion of Nev, Zealand and possibly northen Austntlia. Air buses In two places would make .It possible lo bombers to operate against the American supply line and the pop ulous centers of southern Austni Ihi. Results Sumni;iri/,cil Capitulation of Corregidor. mill Uiry authorities said, means: 1. The release of hundreds o Japanese bombers, heavy artiller and other fighting equipment 2. The of many imvi units which had been blockariin Luzon, the major Philippine islirnc 3. The release of thousands o troops for service on other flgh ing fronts. Surrender of Bfitann ! almost a month ago, It was estimated, released as many as 200,000 Japanese soldiers. 4. The availability to the Japanese of Manila Bay as n .supply and a .sheltered operating base for submarines. Mindanao Next Already the enemy Is stepping up its campaign in Mindanao where invasion troops were reported moving up the PuHuigi River in the sunie type of barges that stormed Corregidor. Other forces landed near Cotabuto, on the same island, and American- Filipino forces near Digos were resisting heavy attacks. Officials here conceded that the Japanese have won a major stru- Big Madagascar Naval French Resistance Ends NIGH™ GOTHS PORT Corregiilor Falls To Japs tegic victory and l.hat they have general control of the Philippines but thoy said guerilla resistance would continue forever, if nece.S' sary in some of the thousands o islands of the archipelago. There still was no word ubou the fate of the defenders of Cor vendor and the other 'Island fort which guarded the entrance t Manila Bay. The last message received from Lieut. Gen. Jona than M. Wnimvrlght indicate that casualties among the gurri .son were heavy. The thunderous gallant defense which Corregidor forces made for 2 clays against impossible odds is expressed eloquently in this photo, which shows in action one of the fort's big guns. The tired defenders had long been cut oft from food and reinforcements but this big Bun made history before it was silenced.-Photo Passed by^censor. •••-'.. ( N \?. A ' M f R f 'jfttfft WffV" '~" '"*t '"' p "f- V«.«r*T~; Base Dominating Indian Ocean Trade Routes In British Hands LON DON, May. 7. (UP)— British forces, capturing Di~ go Suarcz town and Antsi- ane naval base, smashed Vichy resistance in Macla- ntscar today and a British cet steamed toward Diego Snare/, for a triumphant en- ry this afternoon. The end came In a dramatic \ight attack by, British Commandos and parachutists on Anteirane, vhile royal marines made a divi- ional attack. One of the greatest il bases in the world, domi- mtlng Indian Ocean-trade routes, thus fell after a 48-hour lightning campaign. The French naval and military commanders surrendered and the terms of capitulation were being arranged. Scattered Units Resist Resistance by small isolated pockets of Vichy troops near Anti- slrane was expected to end at any moment. A joint communique of the admiralty and war office and oflicial statoinenU by British .spokesmen announced the victory while Prime Minister Winston Churchill jubilantly told a cheering House of Commons that a British fleet would enter Diego SuurcK Bay and harbor at about 3:30 p. m., 8:30 a. m. central war time. Churchill said the campaign which ' had tuken only 48 hours to win had taken three months to prepare. ,;; Carefully Planned Plans were .drawn up in the most minute detail, ihe,: revealed, Two-Way Radios Will Make Crime Less Profitable A new slant on tho old adage that "crime doesn't pay" was givei by Mississippi County law officer last night as they installed anc tested two-way radio scls in thei cars. These -sets permit hcadquar ters- which will b? located at th Blytheville Police Station -to broadcast to drivers fit' police cars, and permit the drivers to report back to the central office. Invaders Locked In Fierce Battle With Chinese In Yunnan Province Tlll'Mlc V'lcllviiirL'r i wh cn arrangements arc complct- JJUJJOb VdbLDJIKlCI, rri . is mr.s in t.he county will be Home From the Sea, s of Thrills U. S. WEATHER BLYTHEVILLE— Continued cool tonight. • ARKANSAS—Lif UP temperature May change tonight. July Chicago Wheat prev. open high low close close May. 121'i 123 ',6 121'.i 122 ; !s 121 Ms July. 124 7 s I26 1 i 124li 125% 124% Chicago Corn It's quite a bit of fun to be on board a U. S. ship while the Japs arc broadcasting that the .same ship has been sunk, according to Walter D. "Dubbs" Va-stbinder Jr.. son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter D. Vastbinder of Manila, who recently spent a few days with his parents. A second class seaman. "Dubbs" reported that the Japs are always setting similar traps for the navy vessels hoping that the .ship in question will radio and correct- the report and thereby reveal its location to them. At three different times, the crew of his ship has heard over their radio that their ship had been sunk, and though perfectly- safe, the crew would never correct the mistake for it chose to remain so. Young Vastbinder. who enlisted Dec. 13 at San Diego. Calif., has taken part in raids on Marshall Islands, Gilbert Island and New Guinea Island. Twenty one years old. he likes the navy "better than anything he's ever been in and guesses he'll always be a sea dog. It's his opinion that "every one should come on and volunteer and get this war over with." ed. 16 car.s in the county will be outfitted with these sets. Local officers stale that it will be almost an impossibility for a criminal to break through the dragnet thnt can be flting out with the aid of these two-way radios. CHUNGKING. May 7. (UP) — Chinese troops frustrated repeated attacks by Japanese columns that pushed northward from Burma into Yunnan Province and have inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy in battles thta still are racing, a communique said tonight. The most intense fighting was around Chefang, 24 miles inside the Chinese frontier, the commu- nique said. The Japanese are attempting to drive into Yunnan ii order to knock out Allied air bases there. A military spokesma said Che- fang had been a battle centei .since the Japanese occupied thr border town of Wanting on Mon day and pushed northward in thr general direction of Paoshan. 10 miles above the frontier. Unconfirmed reports' said one advance unit had reached Mangshih, 50 miles north of Wanting. It appealed that the immediate Japanese objective was Paoshan, the of American volunteer pilots Figures Not Yet Available Here On Number Of Consumer Registrants Registration centers for sugar ra- ioning to consumers will close to- light'at 9 o'clock after a four-day effort to sign-up a member o each family in Mississippi County Public response to the initial at tempt to conserve sugar for thr national emergency has been nios satisfactory, local officials say though no announcement has bcei mnrie as yet revealing the numbe of families who have already registered. However, the various enrollment centers were very active both Monday Jind Tuesday. Wednesday was- rather a light day for the registrars, but a considerable number of resist rants are expected today, particularly during the later hours. No announcement has been made 11,574 Are Captured By Japanese WASHINGTON, May 1. (UP) — The War Department today announced that 11,574 .soldiers, sailors, marines and civilians were on Cor- rcgidor and the other Manila Bay island forts when they were captured by the Japanese. They are presumed to be prisoners of war. A communique emphasized that the estimate was based on reports received up to April 15 and did not lake into account casualties which may have been suffered since that date. A breakdown of personnel follows: Naval 2275; marines, 1570; American'.soldiers 3734; Philippine scouts, 1280; Philippine Commonwealth Army 1446. Casualties including civilians and other unclassified individuals totaled 12(59. The communique issued at Undersecretary of War Robert P. Patterson's press conference said no communications had been received Und wea^onP^f;-'fiff^ the services— ahny f ;navy-; air force• and ' Commandos—tfns \throwa- agulrist/ the Vichy garrison in-order to- : minimize bloodshed. . "The French naval and military, commanders have surrendered and the town of Diego Suarez has been' captured," he said. "We trust that the French nation will in time to come regard this episode as a recognized step in the liberation of their country, including all Alsace and Lorraine, from' the German yoke," he said. Leachville Youtli Held For Thefts in regard lo dispositions of cases where families fail to register for Sn^iir Rationing during l.he dc.s- iqnated period. However, it i:; believed that such cases will be left to I he discretion of the local board who will weigh the excuses offered and either accept or decline them on the basis of their validity. from the Philippines, by the War Department, since early Wednesday morning. OJ AUICIIUHU VUHUIW;V,I (JIJMI..-I _, ., *-, -. who arc attacking Japanese aerial 1 railer LOUFIS MUSI raiders. Stock Prices !A. T. T no r>-a Franklin Guinn, 20. of Leachville. was arrested last night by Deputy Sheriff Curtis Gulp and brought to Blytheville where he admitted the theft of two inner tubes at Bald Knob yesterday morning. One tube was found in the youth's possession and he told officers where the other one was hidden. Two other youths picked up with Guinn were released after questioning. Bald Knob authorities took Guinn back with them early this morning. Amcr. Tobacco 3R 1-2 Ana. Copper 241-2 Beth. St.eel Chrysler Coca Cols* 5-8 55 7-8 fi3 1-2 General Electric ......... 23 1-2 Grn. Motors ............. 33 7-8 Mont. Ward .. ........... 26 3-8 N. Y. Central ............ 71-4 Int. Harvester ............ 42 3-8 N. Am. Aviation .......... 103-4 Republic Steel ........... 15 1-2 Observe Health Laws Olive Oil Is Precious STRATIIMORE, C.'U. (UP)—The most, valuable car of freight ever shipped from this city was recently consigned to New York City. 71. 'consisted of (59,000 pounds of 'olive oil valued at $36,000. Chicago Soybeans .St.Ue Health Department, rules governing tonris!, camps and trail- MH.V. prcv. open high low close close 182 1*H 7 K 182 18-Hv 18BI prev. open high low close close 87'; 86^ 86 : ^ 87% 89 Vi 90 W 86 *s 89 5)0 80 U ( m Sergeant Philip Gaugham of the U. S. Marines fired America's first shot in the Spanish-American war Livestock Hos-s. 9000-3500 salable. Top. 1395. 180-200 Ibs.. 1385-1300. 140-160 Ibs.. 1275-1350. Bulk sows, 1325-1375. Cattle. 2000. SI. steers. 1000-1525. Mixed yearlings, heifers. 11001300. SI. heifers. 956-1400. Stocker & feeder steers, 925-1350. Beef cows. 900-975. A: culU-rs, fiWl-ft?. 1 *. f'r courts will be rigidly enforced i July. 185',i 187 : H I84 : , ; i 187% 185 here, according to a recent nn- " >\ "'/-* \ ~ nounccmcnt by Dr. Kirk T. Mosley. J (j-fnQ J [On head of (he Mississippi County | Health Unit. Commenting on the | fact that the expected influx of | workers into (he county may cause i .such camps and courts to become] filled to capacity. Dr. Mosley warn- j ed that, the utmost care must be! taken to insure adequate sanitation j and to prevent epidemics. j Fine Hereford Calves Of. 4~H Club Members To Be Shqwn At Wilson Preparations are almost complete, for the second, annual Mississippi County Fat Calf Show and Sale which, begings at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Wilson. The event, which last year surpassed expectations of the sponsors, will be produced on a larger scale this year. A total of 100 Hereford calves, fed bp Mississippi County 4.-H boys and girls and weighing between 850 to 1200 Ibs., will be shown to the public. Judges will then select the prize stock^and a total of $300 in cash premiums will be awarded to the owners of outstanding calves. A champion and reserve champion calf will be chosen and will receive appropriate ribbans. An auction, at which the stock shown on the previous day will be sold to the highest bidder, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Mississippi County (Farm Bureau is sponsoring both the show and the sale. Radio Socony . . 27-8 Vacuum ......... 7 Etudebaker .............. 43-8 Standard of N. J .......... 33 1-8 Texas Corp .............. 32 7-8 U. S. Steel .............. 46 5-8 New York Cotton prev. open high low close close Mar. . 1995 3009 1995 2008 1993 May . 1917 1925 1914 1925 1917 July . 1940 l£KVi 1940 1955 1943 Oct. . 1950 1985 1966 1985 1970 Dec. . 1980 1996 1980 1995 1981 Jan. . 1990 2000 1990 2000 1986 Realizing the importance of Marines, the Confederacy organized a Confcckratc Marine Corps in 1803. Klcclrd Chief for '18lh Time MARSHALL. Minn. iUP>—Thr! ottim of Tire chief appears to be a i life-lime .job for Albert Volk. who j at, the aue of 72. has been reelected chief for the 48th consecutive year. He was a member of | the city's first fire department organized in 1890. Idaho Potalo for Maine POCATELLO. Ida. (UP)—Joe Howard grew a potato in the form of a perfect victory "V." He sent it to the governor of Maine with the message: "Tell the State of Maine that our potatoes keep up with !hc times." New oversize helmet gives added protection to lookout aboard United States warship escorting an Atlantic convoy. (Tossed by Navy, censor.) Jackson Resigns From Draft Board Hale Jackson. Misiiissippi Couutyi sheriff, has announced his resignation from Draft Board B. it was learned here late yesterday. Mr. Jackson explained that he regretted the necessity for giving up his work with this group but explained. that according to the rules and? regulations no county sheriff is eligible to participate in the activities of a Selective Service Board. Tt is understood that J. A. Pigg of Osceola will be appointed to the vacancy. 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