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Blytheville, Arkansas
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National Cotton Week May 15-23 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI National Cott+n Hfeifc *\f4 » May 15-23 VOLUME XXXIX—NO. 55. Blythevjlle Daily News Blytheville Courier Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader 9 Jury Members Named To Serve In Murder Trial Ben Hargrove, 26, was arraigned in Circuit Court here today on a charge of lirst degree murder growing out of the saying ot his wife in The Beauty Bar March 24. A second charge of hrst degree murder growing out of the slaying the same night of Policeman Dick Potter, who was shot hy Hargrove when he answered a call from an operator in the shop and attempted to arrest the defendant after Mrs Hargrove had become frightened from threats that her hus- BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, MAY 10, 1042 Wins His Wings Lieut. Richard P. Tipton, son of Dr. and Mrs. Paul L. Tipton, will be graduated tomorrow from Moore Field, Texas, as a member of Class 42-E of fighter-fliers in the Army Air Corps, it was announced today by Maj. William P. Nuckols of the Gulf Coast Air Force Training Center with headquarters at Randolph Field, Texas. His mother and an aunt, Mrs. Sadie James of Caruthersville, have gone to attend the graduation. Lieut. Tipton received his basic training at Goodfeliow Field, San Angela, Texas after having completed his primary work at the Stamford, Texas, field. He was graduated, from Union University, Jackson, Term., with a B. S. degree. During his high school, career here he was one of the stars on Coach Carney Laslie's untied and undefeated football' team "in 1934. taancj was going to kiii her, was struck by motion of the State. Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Graham Sudbury said that charges resulting from the killing of Potter would probably be filed at a later date. The morning and afternoon session of court—until mid-afternoon —was devoted to the selection of the jurors who will hear the case. With Circuit Judge Neil Killough presiding, the prosecution and the defense questioned a long stream of prospective jurors. That the State will ask for the death penalty in this cass, seems evident from the nature of the questions asked the. jurors by Prosecuting Attorney Marcus Fietz. By mid-afternoon, nine jurors had en selected a ad it was expected that the trial would begin as ji as the last of the 12 men had been selected. Jurors definitely selected so far nclude Charles McWhirter, S. F. 'owe!!, Fred Caldwell, Gus Ebsrdt, Jr.. M. T. Moon, Clyde Milligan, C. Vlcdinger, R. L. Loggins and O. Goff. Counsel for the defense is Howard Mayes of Leachville. Local Cotton Man Will Address Farm BureauGroup Tomorrow Night The -regular monthly meeting of the Mississippi County Farm Bureau will be held at the American Legion hut here, Wednesday at 8 p.m., H. C. Knappenberger secretary-treasurer, announced to day. B. G. West, an authority on the cotton situation in regard to price production and coasumption, will be the speaker. Mr. West will tell of his visit to New Orleans where he attendd a meeting of the American Cotton Shippers' Association. He will also discuss what m be expected of the farm labor .situation in regard to the drafting of men for the army. Mr. Knappenberger sad, "We are expecting to have a large attendance at this meeting as Mr. West's explanation of the farm labor situation should be of interest to every farmer in the county." Jesse Andrew Jones Buried Near Steele STEELE, Mo., May 39.—Funera services were held yesterday afternoon at Deering for Jesse Andrew Jones. 33. who died at a' hospita in Mt. Vcrnon Saturday after lengthy illness. The services wer conducted by the Rev. N. D. De Priest at the home and buria was made in the Mt. Zion cemetery near Totcelc. Mr. Jones was born at Blythe villc but had lived at Deering and near Steele for some time. He wa. a member of the Baptist Church Surviving are his wife. Mrs. Eula Jones, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Jones. German Undertaking Company \va.s in charge of funeral arrangements. 'Outlook Very Grave" Spokesman Says, Predicting All-Out Drive CHUNGKING, May 19. (UP)— A Chungking government .spokesman warned the United Nations today that Japan is on the verge of an all-out offensive against China as the next step in her ruthless campaign of Asiatic expansion. Although new Chinese defensive successes were reported in southwestern Yunnan Province and Eastern Burma, the spokesman, described China's outlook, for the immediate future as "very grave." "We need all possible help from our friends," he said. "They must send their help to China with utmost urgency. Otherwise, they will have to pay double and triple for every counter-action." Th<j spokesman warned that the Japanese were hurling new reinforcements into eastern Burma's Shan states in an attempt to wipe out pockets of Chinese resistance which threaten to disrupt Japan's timetable. "During the next few weeks," he said, "we will be seeing more bloody battles in Burma and along the Yunnan border." His reference to the Yunnan border area included that territory along the Burma Road where the latest Japanese advance has been halted along ths steep banks of the Salween River. The remnant? of one Japanese spearhead have been battered back to Lungling, 40 miles inside the border, a com- munique revealed. "Five hundred Japanese planes now are operating in the Burma area and the enemy's land troops in Burma have been further reinforced—probably for an all-out invasion of China," the spokesman declared. Girls Go in for Model Planes PHILADELPHIA (UP)—A club was recently organized at the Sherwood Recreation Center to build and fly model airplanes— and the 18 members are all girls. Washington designated it as the first all-girl squadron in the N.A.A. Junior Air Reserve. Leads NortKern Russian Attack New Orleans Cotton Mar May July Oct Dec Jan prev. open high low close close 1999 2007 1999 2006b 1999 2018 2018 2017 2016b 2030b 1931 1940 1931 1936 1932 1971 1983 1971 1978 1972 1984 1903 1983 1991 1983 1983b I993b 1985b U. S. WEATHER FORECAST BMTHEVILLE— Slightly cooler this afternoon and tonight. Mutilation Halted Now But What A Waste SINGLK COPIES FIVE CENTS Germans Counter-Attack, Hoping To Save Kharkov; A. E. F. In Ireland Grows More American Troops and Materials Safely Cross North Atlantic The policy of the Texas State Highway Department of knifing through used tires to cut out the numbers has resulted in Uinr stack of more than 100 tires being accumulated behind the Ft Worth district offices. The practice has been stopped Ion- since and State Highway Commission^ \ nr r^ tn n, ft ul lubbci ARKANSAS—Slightly cooler night. to- Gen. K. A. MeretskofT commands Soviet offensive against : . Germans on northern front, -^ ghway Commissioners indicate that tho not be wasted, the ttre.s either being patched up or sold to tire companies. Top left Is ration ol T Ct ° r C , h f\ SfcephCaS ' •*- ^mining a slashed casing while at right is a closeup of one of the holes. Lower photo shows Mr. Stephens beside the above mentioned stack of PHOTOS). 100 tires. (NEA TELE- Allied Fliers Score New Victory Against Japs In South Pacific MELBOURNE, May 10. (UP) — Allied bombing planes have hit and probably .sunk two Japanese troop transports at Koepang, in Timor Island 350 miles northwest of Australia and have soundly beaten the biggest Japanese plane force ever to attack Port Moresby, Allied base in New Guinea, Gen. Douglas MacArthur announced today. Attacking enemy shipping in Koepang harbor, the American and Australian plane crews scored direct hits on both transports and it was believed .unlikely that they had survived. A total of 67 enemy planes, at least, attacked the Port Moresby area yesterday, seeking to relieve pressure of Allied plane attacks on Japanese bases and possibly to soften the zone for direct attack. Thirty-four heavy bomuers. escorted by 15 Zero fighters, tried to attack the Port Moresby airdrome. Cannon firing American fighter planes went up against them and shot down one heavy bomber, damaged three others which were last seen wobbling and losing altitude over the jungle, with smoke trailing from them, and hit three Zero fighters. One Allied plane is missing. Only a few planes got throuch the fighter screen and they did negligible damage to the airdrome runways. A United dispatch from an Allied base said that 18 assorted Japanese bombers, probably escorted by eight to 10 fighters, attacked another Port Moresby area only to be driven back. It was the 52nd and mast determined enemy raid on Port Moresby, but ifc was another defeat for the Japanese air force. The number of planes engaged evidently confirmed belief that the Japanese had received .strong reinforcements at their Lae and Ra- baul bases in the northeastern invasion area. British Force Intact NEW DELHI, May 19. (UP> — British forces in Burma under Gen. Harold R, L, G. Alexander Pipeline Projects... j Announced By I ekes WASHINGTON, May 19. (UP)— Work has started on one of six pipeline relocation projects designed to increase oil movement to the East Coast area by 200,000 barrels daily, Petroleum Co-ordinator Harold L. Ickes announced today. Officials estimated that completion of the program would increase total oil supplies available daily to the East from sources other than lank ships to 1,050,000 ban-els, approximately 200.000 barrels below minimum requirements. One of the projects include relocating, extension and reversal of several pipelines to deliver 50,000 barrels daily to Helena, Ark., for movement by barge up the Mississippi and Ohio rivers to Pittsburgh for transshipment eastward by tank car. Livestock Fogs. 15.000—14,000. Top. 1400. 180-250 Ibs.. 1300-1305. 140-1GO Ibs.. 1270-1350. Bulk sows. 1325-1375. Cattle, 3500. SI. steers. 1000-1500. Mixed yearlings, heifers 1300. SI. heifers, .050-1400. Stockcr, feeder stf-crs, 925-1350. Beef cows, 375-975. Canner.s & cut tens. 650-850. 1100- Drive To Start Soon In TKis Area; Community .Quotas Announced New York Cotton prcv. open hiuh low close Mav Oct Dec Jan 1979 19DO 1996 2001 1931 19:13 1952 .1962 1962 1.966 1979 1987 1981 1994 1998 1990 1931 1933 1932 1950 1957 1953 1976 1961 1975 1966 1971 1975 1965 1970 Canvassers will shortly visi homes in communities throughou the county for the purpose of accepting contributions for the Navj Relief Fund. This fund has bee? created for the relief of famille. of men who are serving in UK United States Navy. Often time, these men. especially those whi have not attained rank, are unabl to support their dependants 01 the salary they receive. To retiev this condition and to mak it pos sible for a sailor to serve his coun try without the mental burden o financial anxiety, die Navy Re lief Fund has been established. Money for this fund is rausci by volunteers throughout the var ious towns and cities. Each t.owi has an assigned quota and a chair man. whose -duty it is to see tha the quota is ro^ch. Quotas for Blythcvillc and near by communities include: Blythevillc $1000; Dell. $200; Armorcl, $100 Barfield, $50; No. 9 Community $25. Chairman of the drive in Bly thevillc is James B. Oates. Chair men of other towns include: E. M Woodard, Dell; Arthur Vance Armorel; M. A. Isaccs, Bar field and C. C. Langston, Number Nine Community. During the reign of King Henrj VIII of England. 300 beggars were hanged for soliciting alms. Legionnaires Vote Membership For Soldiers Of World War 11 Membership in the American Legion, which has been restricted to .service men of World War 1 since the organization was founded, would be opened to American soldiers, .sailors and marines engaged in World War II under the terms of a resolution adopted by Legionnaires attending the Fifth District meeting here Sunday. The Dud Cason past of this city which played host for the still intact" and resisting Fifth District meeting is believed the Japanese from prepared positions along the Chindwin River east of the frontier of India, it was stated. Chicago Wheat May. July. open high 118-4 ligr* 121 prcv. low close close us*; i 18 .v, 119% i20'i 120% 121 1 /^ quarters. to be the first post in the nation to take action in regard to the relationship of the local soldiers and the Legion. A year ago. the group adopted a resolution urging that they be granted Legion membership after R. B. Stout had introduced the measure. Fifth District endorsed the local post's action by adopting the same resolution. Copies will be sent to department, nnrl nations) hcad- The Air Raid Wardens' .schoo in Little Rock last week was di.s cussed by C. G. Redman and J. W Adams who attended from here They emphasized the necessity o all cities having re preservative? at the .school which bgins here tonight or the one in Jonesboro i they did not have them at the Little Rock school. This is in direct connection win the Legion's defense program a. e this organization has been asked to shoulder the re.sponsiblity of the Air Raid Wardens project over the United States. The 150 members here attended the First Methodist Church in a body before goin^ to the Hut for luncheon at 12 30 o'clock. Herman Lewis, of Trummann. commander of the Fifth District, presided over the business session, while Rosco Crafton. local commander, ncter as master of ceremonies. WITH THE U N I T K 0 STATUS ARMY IN NORTH- KKN 1RKLAN1), May 19. (UP)—Untold thousands of Amorican soldiers filled Northern Ireland invasion training stations today after blasting a n unchallenged path across the .submarine infested Atlantic In ono of the greatest convoys on record. They had come, with their own li^ht and medium tunks. blfj; guns, gun curriers, jeeps and trucks, to Join the? British jinny in tin invasion of the German-held contl- ciH under the offensive strategy f the American nencrnl staff, and hey were rarln* to KO. U-Koats Get Warning As Uu> Bi'cat sprawling convoy, ow on row nnd line on line of hjp.s of nil tonnages, moved oasJ,- vard in the early stages of its oyage, thunderous salvoes us of lepth bombs told !,he troops thnl he United Stales and British vat-ships accompany Ing them were clllng Adolf Hitler's reptilian U-boats to keep their heads down. From then on, in a voyage much ol' which was made through thick, enden fop, the crossing was quiet uul, It was suid authoritatively, mo of the least exciting on record. Toward the lust, groat German ocke-Wunr plnnes which for iionths had taken a toll of At- atitlc shipping, made their chal- enKe, according to unofficial retorts. Haiders Driven Away But; the troops never saw them. British coastal command planes, operating hundreds of miles out at sea, drove every raider off before it even came-in sight of the convoy. -, _' -, ' . '•. y • So effective ,werc the escorting warships that not a submarine showed Its periscope and every ship in tho conypy arrived snfely, to hung up n record in si'/;e for convoys to Northern Ireland in this wnr and to prod close to the records for Atlantic convoys of all time. From the sidewalks of New York, from the Middle West, from the mountains of Kentucky and Tennessee, from all parts of a nation of 135,000.000 people, the troops poured ashore at n Northern Ireland port day after day. while dock workers unloaded their supply ships, until the disembarkation was completed yesterday and the news was released. Will Lead Allied Offensive The troops had come (,o strengthen those already in the British Isles, and they had not the slightest doubt that at the time appointed they would join in a United Nations offensive on the continent of Europe, forming a bridgehead from which United Nations forces, with the aid of conquered peoples, would start to sweep Hitler's armies back into Germany. The hind was a result of the Canada Discloses Sinking Of Liner MONTREAL, Canada. May 19. (UP)—The Empress of Asia, one of Canada's most luxurious prewar liners, was sunk oil Singapore- last February while transporting troops to the Far East, the Canadian Pacific Steamship Company disclosed today. The ship sank after heavy attacks by Japanese- bombers - and 1J) persons aboard were believed lost., the company said. Before the war. the liner was on the Vancouver-Orient service. Tho company's announcement said the Admiralty had given permission to disclose the sinking. The Empress of tons, was bulll, at 1913. Asia, 10,909 Glasgow In It was 570 fot't long. Doolittle Led Raid On Japan promise of Gen. George C. Marshall, United States Army chief of staff, on his visit here a month ago that a steady flow of men nnd material would be sent to fight the war "to early victory." It lent emphasis also to Marshall's statement l.hat American troops would be operating against the enemy in the very near future. As fast as the men landed they wore hustled off to their training -stations. Equipment was put in operation a.s fast, as it was landed. The Irish countryside echoed with the tramy of soldier feet, the rumble of trucks and the clank of tanks. WASHINGTON, May 10. <UP)The American bombing raid on Japan a month ago left one new cruiser or battleship In flames and wrought much damage on industrial objectives, it was announced today. Brig. Gen. James II. Doolittle, not-net spoor! flier, was disclosod to have boon the leader of the daring attack. The revelation that Doollttlo led the Intrepid volunteer squadron on Its dangerous mission was made by President Roosevelt when he personally decorated the returner 1 hero with tho Congressional Medal of Honor—highest award for this nation's greatest soldiers. "With the uppnnmt certainty of being forced to land in enemy territory or to perish .at sea, General Doolittle personally led the squadron 'of army bombers, manned by volunteer creWvS, In a highly destructive raid on the Japanese mainland," the citation said. How many planes engaged in the raid, where they.^camc front'and where* • thyy-- w'citfe 'W^ r sl]lt^f tt nee'i'o that this country is "riot telling the Japanese. One of the bombers however, Is known to have boei forced down in Siberia and th crew lias been nntcrncd there. The War Department announced the award of Distinguished Service Crosses to 79 other participants in the raid. The present whereabout of these men wo.-; not revealed. The announcement made n mention of casualties on the hnvc nrdous mission. DooHttlc. who or gani7.od as well rus led the raid related that the squadron en countered very little opposition from the Japanese when the sur prise attack was started on th afternoon of April 18. He said that the raiders chos a.s one of their targets a portioi of the navy yard south of Tokyo "One salvo made a direct hi on a new cruiser or battleship un dcr construction," he said. "The. left it in flames." Doolittle said that another bom bcr dumped Incendiaries along quarter mile stretch of aircraf factory near Nogoya, one of th four cities which figured in th raids. Besides Tokyo, the other were Kobe and Yokohama. Stock Prices A T & T American Tobacco 391-4 Anaconda Copper ........ 23 Bethlehem Steel .......... 52 1-2 Chrysler ................. 55 Coca Cola ................ 66 General Electric .......... 237-8 General Motors .......... 34 Montgomery Ward ........ 273-4 New York Central ........ 7 Int, Harvester .......... .' . 43 7.3 North Am Aviation ...... in Republic Steel ............ 133-4 Radio ....... ' ............. 23-4 Socony Vacuum .......... 7 Stucfebaker .............. 41-2 Standard of N J ........ 33 7-8 Texas Corp .............. 32 3-4 Packard .................. 2 U S Steel .............. '/. 45 1-4 May July Chicago Corn prev. open high low close close . 85'1 85% 8 516 85 %b 85!£ . R8'4 88'/i 87% 87% 88% Chicago Soybeans prev. open high low close close May. 179',i 179% 17814 178^ 180% July. 182 % 182 % 181'A 181% 183 Reported Forcing Rumanians To Spearheacl Counter-Attacks MOSCOW, May 19 (UP)— "he Red Army reported the apture of a "large populated )luce" at the approaches to Charkov by saber-wieldiii^ Cossack cavalry and said/uluv rained German reserves, nany of them mere boys, vcre being thrown into the lines n a vain attempt to halt the Rus-i 'an offensive. Tlie Germans were said by the )u"lcirtl army organ Red Star to >ii using Rumanian troops as can- ion fodder, "driving" them into oattlc at the spearhead of the counter-attacks, with the Ger T nans moving up on the "flanks!' and the rear. Nazis Demand Support '•:'-'',. The German Infantry was said be refusing to undertake at- .acks without heavy support of tanks. ; , "A considerable part of the enemy Infantry consists of untrained infantrymen brought from France, or mobilized in Germany and the- .atter Include many soldiers only 1« or 19 years ol age," the Red Star .said. _ . , '••..• The Germans were sending new masses of tanks, planes and parachute troops into .repeated and desperate counter-attacks along,a curving 100-mile front where the Russians were said in a noon com- munique to be advancing steadily, crushing all resistance. Reds Set Traps Fleets of German tanks and "infantry units were being drawn into traps ^Inside; the,' Russian lines which swiftly closed, around ~ the enemy forces while Red Army gun- flre. .— V, -_ spearheaded by tanks in fleets ot 50 to 200, scores of which were said to have been left : in blazing wreckage by the Russian fire.- : The Cossack cavalry, supported by tanks, : was said, to Ime driven -' the Germans back "across a strategic bridge near Kharkov. The Germans blew up the bridge and massed artillery and trench mortars agaiast the Russians while the Cossacks hurriedly threw a pontoon -bridge across the river. Overhead, German and Russian planes battled with the destruction of 17 German planes. "Reaching the opposite bank, our cavalry continued to attack the enemy and dislodge him from a large populated place," the Red Star's correspondent reported. Unmolested As They Parade In Lyons; French Railway Dynamited VTOHY. May in. < UP)— Anti- German saboteurs last night dynamited and destroyed an important section of the railroad between Nantes and La Rochcllo. it was revealed today. The railroad extends about, 80 miles south from, Nantes through the eastern French coast area, scene of a recent British Commando attack on the German naval base. Fifteen hundred French youths staged an anti-German and anti- collaboration demonstration before the Municipal Theater in Lyons last night, following a concert by the Berlin State Orchestra. Reports reaching here said the demonstrators formed a column and marched past the theater, shouting "Down with Hitler—to the gallows with Laivil!" Police stationed around the theater made no attempt to interfere with the demonstration and none of the youths was arrested, it was reported. Paper Runs Down Rumors OKLAHOMA CITY (UP) — The Oklahoma City Times has established a "rumor department,''whose purpose, the newspaper says, is to "serve as a clearing house for any rumor you hear—a clearing house to the extent it will make every effort to follow the rumor to its source, if possible, and to determine its veracity." Money Will Help Make Camp Life More Pleasant For Service Men Tile Mississippi County United Service Organization Drive began today as canvassers from every 1 part of the county began the job of raising the quota of $4500 as.- signed to this territory. The USO is an organization sponsored for the purpose of providing amusement and recreation' for men in the armed forces. All funds for this organization are used in the establishment of canteens in the various military and naval camps throughout the country and abroad. Realizing that opportunities for entertainment are .sometimes limited in these camps, USO officials are striving to buildup morale by keeping the men in uniform both contented and happy. They have been successful in the past in bringing some of the highest paid entertainers in the world' to the various camps. But, it requires money to keep on with such a program, even though many of the entertainers have given their performances without pay, sponsors pointed out in asking local cooperation. There are constant expenses to meet and the only way that the USO has of meeting these obligations is through contributions. ;. : Canvassers, uncfer the direction of the county chairman, Uzzell Banson, will contact us many persons as possible during the period of the drive but will probably be unable to see many persons' who would like to make contributions to the fund. Those people who desire to do so may clip the contribution form printed elsewhere in the paper and mail it in with their donation to the Courier News, i The money will then be turned over to Mr. Branson, or to some other official -of the USD Com-

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