The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 26, 1942 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 26, 1942
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI I VOLUME XXXIX—NO. 61. Blytheville Dally News Blythevllle Courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader KLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, MAY 1>G, UM2 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS 11 S. Air Armada May Soon Strike Axis In Europe LONDON, May 26. (UP)—A mighty air armada, burn )ii the assembly lines of America, is ready to strike directly .it the Axis, Great Britain was assured today as two rank- jig U. S. aerial commanders joined British strategists in Training plans for an offensive in Western Europe. American planes, ammunition and fuel are in readiness for a huge American air expeditionary force in cooperation \vith the RAF offensive against the continent, it was under- Modern Indian Headdress Specialists Aid Health Director In Treating 70 Children Here stood after the arrival of Lieut. Gen. Henry H. Arnold, chief of the U. S. Army Air Corps, and Rear Admiral John H. Towers, chief of the U. S. Navy Bureau of Aeronautics. It was indicated that air attacks would be merely the first direct blows planned for AEF forces in Europe. Tank, Infantry Specialists . Maj. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, tank exnert, and Maj. Gen. Mark W. Clark, infantry specialist, were included in the mission. Eisenhower, a lieutenant colonel in the pioneer American tank corps, which fought in France in the last war, is assistant chief of staff, war plans division, and Clark A Crippled Childrens' Clinic, sponsored by the State Department of Public Welfare and with coopera-j is chief of staff, army ground tion of the Mississippi County Health and Child Welfare Units, \vas held at .the Armory Friday. Assisting: Dr. Kirk T. Mosley, director of the County Health Unit, was Dr. F. W. Carruthers, orthopedic sunjeon, and Dr. Irving Spitzberg, pediatrician, both of Little Rock. The clinic was held for the benefit of crippled children throughout the county. Around 70 crippled children were diagnosed and checked during the day. Assisting in :riaking the clinic possible were a number of business and civic organizations who provided furniture, recreation for the children, and lunch. [Lay helpers included. Mrs. Arden Crowder, Mrs. Bob Grimes, Mrs. Doyle Turner, Mrs. James Bell, Mrs. William Whitehead, Mrs. G. R. Carter, and Mrs. A. E. Robinson of Leachville. Gland Specialist Rose To Fame and Fortune; Death Comes Today forces. Clark is a major general at only 46 year's of age. It was announced officially that : the American army-navy mission came to London, two months after Gen. George C. Marshall, chief of staff, to consult with British officials on the details of British- American military co-operation. Reds Need Help Belief in unofficial quarters that an offensive is in the offing was strengthened by increasing evidence that Russia needs aid to relieve the German pressure on its sturdy Red army. Russia's great Kharkov offensive, n which it threw its men and machines without stint into battle ;o anticipate a German spring offensive, seemed now at a stalemate. Official military quarters here were in no position to deny though they by no means confirmed, German claims that up to 400,000 Russian troops were cntrappec on the Kharkov front. There were growing indication that the Germans hoped, to turn their counter-offensive in 1 the Iz- yum-Barvenkova sector '70 miles south of-Kharkov into a real offensive, and, thus "seizing the initiative, get their disrupted Spring offensive rolling in a desperate bid Arnold Headley, Seaman, Second :iass, a full blooded Arapahoe In- Uan from Ethete. Wyoming, demonstrates with machine gun bul- USE Of IN OIL JUICE Also Favors Relocation Oi Unused Oil Pipe Lines Across Florida WASHINGTON, May 26. (UP) — Plans bo relieve the cast coast oil shortage by relocation of unused pipe lines across northern Florida and extensive use of barges have been approved by President Roosevelt, informed sources said today. Tho president, these sources said, is expected to order work on the program shortly. Mr. Roosevelt last week advisee his legislative leaders that he lint directed Price Administrator Leon Henderson. Production Chief Don- Id M. Nelson and Oil Coordina- or Harold L. Tckcs to report im- icdiatcly on methods of relieving ic cast coast shortage. Favors Rurgc Shipments Tie indicated to congressional caders at their White House con- erence yesterday that the reports ound the plans lor large scale petroleum movement by barge feas- blc. • One leader observed, "you can ay the pipe line across Florida s a good bet." At the present time barges arc being u.sed to move petroleum over the Gulf and Atlantic intercoas- tal waterways, but only a limited supply of steel barges arc engaged in tills movement. Navy and Maritime Commission opposition to use of wooden barges, shortage of tugs to pull the barges and the long open water Struggle For Kharkov Still Rages; Reds Claim Troops Hold Positions Captured South Of Strategic City ets how his ancestors once looked with similar headdresses of feathers. A stations boxing champioi Headley says his great grandfathe Black Coal, was Chief of the Ara pahos at the time the tribe joinec Sitting Bull to wipe out Genera Custer. (Official U. S. Navy phot from NEA). Mexicans Throng Square /Vs Survivors Arrive haul around Florida has limited the amount of oil that can be brought from Texas to the east coast by that method. Obtained Tup Boats The President, homself. solved the tug shortage by asking New. York Mayor Fiorello H. La Guar' Thousands of Mexicans throng the public square in Monterrey, Mexico as the survivors untl bodies o victims of the sinking of the Mexican tanker "Potrero del Llano" by an axis .submarine arrive Iron Florida where they were landed after the attack, 1 Passed by the Olllcc ol Censorship, Washington, D. C —Stevens.—INEA TELEPHOTO). Timoshenko Is Reported Consolidating -Newly Won Positions MOSCOW,"llay 26. (UP) Russian Army organ Red Star said today waves of stacking German troops were' )cing "smashed-by an iron vull of our troops".'entrencW. ed in captured p o s i t i o us u'ound Kharkov with the lardest fighting on a 25 mile front outh of the city. ». ..,, Heavy enemy losses were ties-. ribcd by Red Star which said- hut the Nazis "cling tooth ancT nail to every ; inch of ground* mspurlng any lives or , materials n their efforts to hold on tor strategically Important villages.";," Ntt/,is Losses Continue •"*; In one sector 70 miles south at Kharkov the enemy, reinforced by* reserves from other Axis armies, were said to be hurling large forces and as many as 150 tanks at a ; time against the Russin lines, only : SAN ANTONIO. Texas, May 26. (UP)—Dr. John R. Brinklcy, who made a fortune as a gland specialist, died today at. a San Antonio hospital after a long illness. The 57-year-old former Milford, Kans., gland specialist • suffered a heart attack last Friday. His condition improved over the week end but shortly after, midnight today it worsened and he failed to rally. At his bedside when he died were his wife and son, John Richard Brinkley III. Brinkley's last years were mark- 'cd by anything taut the fortune which came with his radio messages to old men and his resultant flourishing business at Milford. He died aged, infirm and bankrupt. In 1938 the empire he built on goat glanci operations began to crack when he lost a libel action against the American Medical Association. Bankruptcy proceedings were brught against him last year and in Del Rio. Texas. Federal Court he listed assets of S300.000 with which 1o meet debts and claims totalinj Sl.GOO.OOO. Part of those asset* were four limousines and his Mexican villa. Two private yachts were gone. Last Fall Brinkley's left leg wa amputated in Kansas City because •of a blood clot. Dr. Brinkley's career ran the for victory this year. Both Russian and German dispatches emphasized with increasing clarity the gigantic scale of the Kharkov fighting and there were some experts here who be- ieved that the Germans had ac- ually started their great attack. Ed Hayes Funeral Held At Osceola CSCEOLA, Ark.. May 26.—Funer- il services for Ed Hayes, former Osceola merchant who died at a jittlc Rock Hospital Friday morri- ng, were held from Swift Funeral Chapel at 2 o'clock Sunday after- ioon. Services were conducted by tho Rev. L. T. Lawrence, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, with burial in Violet Cemetery. Saves Boys From Fire At Manila MANILA, Ark., May 26.—Charles Carter. 24,^ member-of the volunteer fire company iVcre,' 'risked his life last night when he entered a burning building- to save the lives of two small boys. The frame building, occupied by Mrs. Rosa Williams, and her two sons, Curtis, 10, and Troy, 7, caught fire around 9 o'clock last night when a kerosene lamp exploded. The two boys were alone in the house and asleep at the time. Curtis awoke to find the bedroom shared by him and his brother ablaze. He attempted to arouse Troy without success and, almost overcome by the smoke, broke out a window and escaped from the house. He went to the back door, broke through it, and entered the house bo rescue the younger boy. Overcome by smoke, Curtis was carried from the house by Carter, who had arrived on the scene by that time. Carter then entered the building again and brought Troy out. Carter also aided in extinguish- dia if the port of New York spare any harbor tugs. La Guardia replied, it was learned, that the. federal government could have 50. The President ordered a survey. legislative sources said, of all available facilities for construction of wooden barges to be used to haul crude oil to eastern refineries. He said that even though wooden barges could not haul gasoline and other petroleum products which might leak into the water and create a serious fire hazard, they- were suitable for hauling crudb Mexican Cabinet Meets In War Crisis oil." ' ' _• ,' , The barge route from the, southwest oil fields to the east coast will utilize two inland waterways that are protected from axis submarine attacks. The first leg runs from Corpus Christi, Tex., to Galveston. From there the Gulf waterway runs to New Orleans and on to Carrabelle, Fla. •":./ } The pipe lines would be relocated to cross Florida near this terminus of the Gulf waterway and ioin the Atlantic waterway, an inland water route which runs from the east coast of Florida to the Chesapeake. Bay. gamut from medicine to politics. He twice made strong races lor governor of Kansas and once entered a Texas senatorial campaign. He got his credentials to practice medicine from a Kansas City college and pyramided his knowledge into two hospitals, a palatial private home with pipe organ and $60.000 swimming pool, yachts and an airplane. In the prosperous 1920's his income averaged S30.000 a week. A mail fraud charge against him al- leced he had treated 16 T 000 persons at an average fee of S750, a total of $12.000.000. Mr. Hayes, who was around 65, is remembered by older residents of the town, having clerked for the Pullen Company and the N. Weinberg Company, two leading stores of that day. before going into the drygoocls business in partnership with Joe Montague in the firm known as Montague and Hayes in what was then Osceola along the bank of the river in "old- town." He leaves his former wife, who is now Mrs. A. D. Collins of Grenada, Miss., and two sons, Melvin Hayes of Grenada and Earl Hayes of Macon, Ga. Mrs. Collins and Melvin went to Little Rock early Friday to accompany the body here on the midnight train Saturday night. He also leaves three sisters living in Chicago. Pallbearers wore Bance Cartwright, A. W. Bowen. Steve Ralph. Leon Sullivan, Ed Evans and J. W. Whitwor th- ing the fire. The building was almost a complete loss but firemen prevented the blaze from spreading to a frame warehouse owned by Tiger-Levine Company and located only about 12 feet from the Williams home. The boys recovered quickly from effects of the smoke. Osceola Rotarians Elect D. S. Laney President Manuel Avila Camacho (sealed under picture) holds a cabinet meeting at historic Chapultcper; Castle in Mexico City, D. F., as Mexico faces lUs great crisis with the Axis powers over the sinking of ships flying the flag of the nation. Passed by the Office of Censorship. Washington, D. C.—Stevens—, (NEA TELE PHOTO). official advices Indicated that Marshal Semyon Timoshcnko's forces were battling German counter attacks almost everywhere along the 155-mile- Kharkov front where,', one of the fiercest tank battles of- history entered it's third week to-' dixy. ; , "The enemy attempting to check- the momentum of our troops is throwing In huge forces of infantry, tank.') and Aircraft,'' Red "Star said. "But the enemy counter attacks are being smashed against an iroii wall of our troops, strongly entrenched In captured positions." Consolidates- Positions Today's noon communique of the; Soviet High Command - said that tiround the ^ city- of. Kharkov positions" and thftfc^.iwuthwdrd the^^ Russian troops •"fought "•••. defensive"'• engagements wltli enemy tanks..and' Infantry."-' ~ The front "line -correspondent of the Communist party newspaper Pravda said . that "the., savage character of : the battles for un— •mown villages and hamlets around Kharkov Is determined solely by. strategic considerations." "Our precisely calculated, .maneuvers and the, iron .pressure oC our troops, the/ powerful blows of our tanks v'jJjas'Tioticeable improved Two Dyess Men Enlist For Service In Navy Horace Phillips and Homer Joe Johnson, both of Dyess. enlisted in the United States Navy at the recruiting offices in (Little Rock No Charges Filed In Fatal Shooting No charges have yet been filed in the death of Joe Ab Franks 30, tractor driver on the J. P. Holiman plantation six miles northeast of Lepanto who died Sunday night from hullet wounds which he allegedly received during an argument with Ted Oliver, farm boss on the plantation. The argument arose over two weeks pay which Franks claimec* (was due him, according to police officers. Franks, it is said, threatened Oliver with an auto crank oefore he was shot. Law officers today continued .heir investigation. OSCEOLA, Ark., May 26.—D. S Laney, president of Chevrolet Mo tor Company, is the new presiden of the Osceola Rotary Club sue ceeding Ben F. Butler on July 1 Other officers recently elected ar Dr. George Cone, vice president the Rev. L. T. Lawrence, secretary- treasurer; and W. W. Prewitt, sergeant-at-arms. The above four men together with Ben F. Butler, J. B. Bunn and B. F. Moore constitute the board of directors. Rehearsals are going forward on the Rotary Club's annual Black- Faced Minstrel Show to be held at the Gem Theater on June 4, foi the benefit of the Crippled Adults Hospital in Memphis owned and supported by Rotarians of the Tri- Statc area. , Combined with the minstrel show this year is to be a fashion show and six "quintuplets." !• WAR BULLETINS Brink!ey moved to Del Rio and established a large branch at Little Rock. Over his border radio station he drummed up business received here today. Phillips enlisted as an apprentice seaman and was transferred to the, Naval Training Station at San With hillbilly music and midnight Diego, for duty and training. John- speeches. " i son enlisted in the U. S. Naval Rfc- Brinkley was born July 8. 1885 j serve. Class V-6. and was also at Beta in the North Carolina I transferred to San Diego. hills. Orphaned at 10. he lived with an aunt and bought, a tele- /Vpl/5 Drlennv graph set, with profits from the *»cux \yitcuftd sale of eight bushels of corn. He j made telegraphy pay for his education. In 1913 he moved to Earle. Ark. and began practicing medi- ' Mar . 1975 1991 1970 1990b 1980 cine'there. While working a plant j May . 1999 2000b 1990b sunreon he got the goat gland idea July . 1899 1912 1895 1911 1902 Chicago Wheat prcv. open high low close close July. 121 12Ui 120 V4 120 Sept.. 123% 123 Vi 122 : H 122 : ; t 123% Livestock EAST ST. LOUTS. 111.. May 26. (UP)—HORS 14,000—13,500 salable. Top, 14.25 180-230 Ibs., 14.25-14.25 140-160 Ibs.. 11.15-13.15 Bulk sows. 13.40-14.00 Cattle: 3600 SI. steers. 10.00-15.00 Mixed ycarl.. heifers, ll.00-13.od 51. heifers. 9.50-14.00 . Stocker. feeder steers, 9.25-13.50 Beef cows, 9.00-10.00 Canners and cutters. 7.00-8.75 MOSCOW, May 2fi. (Ul 1 ) — A Tass Agency dispatch from Stockholm today reported that Adolf Ilitlor h;us summoned :i conference of his leading K<-»- crnls to inform them that he v.'iH "not tolerate" their demands thnt he step :isid« as communder-in-chiof of the German armed forces. Hitler was said in the Stockholm dispatches to Juivo left TCerlin again following his sudden rcltirn to the capital from the eastern front to meet the generals at his headquarters in the East. WASHINGTON, May 2G (Ul'l —The 1000-ton World War type, destroyer Illakelcy has been an enemy submarine in the Caribbean Sea, the Navy announced today. The Blakrlcy reached port with 10 members of her crew reported missing and six injured. The injured men have been hospitalized and next of kin of both injured and tho missing arc being notified. Chinese Still Hold Japanese At Kinhwa v_ CHUNGKING, May 2(i. (UP) — Chinese troops have hurled back reinforced attackers from three .sides of Kinhwa and still hold that capital of coastal Chc- kifinK province 185 miles .southwest of Shanghai, a military spokesman icvealcd today. In bloody battles yesterday, hn .said, tho Japanese columns wore defeated and forced to retreat nearly two miles to the .south, about 7 '._. mi IPS to the cast, and 8 ',{; milr.r, In the northwest. Chmmking belatedly welcomed Mir official reports of the heroic .stand which stemmed for (.lit: moment. Japans all-out, drive to crush Chinese resistance in Click iang province. "Tho Japanese have only begun !.o fr.rl our prowess on the outskirts of Kinhwa.." the spokesman declared. "All the attacker have been thrown back from Kinhwa's the Soviet positions, it was stated. Pravada said the Red Air Force had undisnu|ed superiority over the KharkoV battle front. Pelam's Youth Organization Reported Brawling In Latin Quarter Americans sot a record for per LONDON. May 26. <Ul') — The Exchange Telegraph agency sug- gtin.stcd today that ;i gun battle in Paris between Marshal Henri Philippe Pctnin'.s youth organization and "police and doubtful elements" still was raging. Tho agency heard tho German controlled Radio Paris broadcasting thnt, members of the youth movc- menl wore "attacked" while walk- Stock Prices Mac Arthur Might Be G.O.P. Candidate LITTLE ROCK, May 26. .(UP)— Arkansas Republicans attending the party's state convention here today were told that should the war end by 1944 that Gfth. Douglas MacArthur might be the party's presidential candidate for that year. ! -i j-i '«;? Osro Cobb, chairman of the Republican state committee',' in his; address urged party members to consider such a possibility. "Should this happen and the fact that MacArthur was born here it w.ould put Arkansas in an nviable position," he said. "The party's -future is bright 1 nd it would become even brighter this happened," Congressman lobert A. Grant of Indiana will peak, on "Our Nation at War" t the afternoon session. A. T. and T. .. Amor. Tobacco Ana Copper ... Rrth. Sled .. Chrysler Coca Coin Grn Electric Gen. Motors .. capita consumption of candy in;Mont, Ward . 1940 when 16.9 pounds per person j N. Y. Central were consumed. Rejected By the Army? Home Guard Needs Men I More volunteers of military ageisissippi County's regular force of Open hi^h low close close and was on his way to fortune. Services for him will be held al 3 p.m. tomorrow at Del Rio. Chicago Soybeans prev open high low close close Oct 1945 1959 1939 1958 1948 Dec . 1960 19'r3 1955 1973 19M Jan 1962b ........ 1975b 1966b Chicago Corn prev. open high low close close July. 178' • 178^ 177 177^ 178'i July . 88Vi 88 n i 87 7 x 88a 87 7 > Sept.. 172;s 172;^ 171\i 171& 172% [ Sept. . 90Vi 90% 90 90Is 90'A are urgently needed for home guard service here, it was announced today by Capt. R. B. Stout, commander of the Chickasaw Guard. "In recent weeks our ranks have been drastically thinned because so many of our members have been called into regular military service," Captain Stout told the Courier News in making a plea for able- bodied men who are willing to give a small portion of their spare time each week to training in this organization. The local unit was formed in December and is maintained for the purpose of supplementing Mis- peace officers. It, is for emergency service and actually replaces the former National Guard unit which is now a part of the army and is no longer available for such duties as might be necessary in this section. Member^ of the unit drill one and one half hours each Wednesday night at the National Guard armory. They do not receive pay and most of them even have paid for their own uniforms, although some uniforms have been provided by the sponsoring organization, the Dud Ca,son post. American Legion, "We are especially anxious to recruit men who have been reject- TnL Harvester ed for military service or those P;trknrri who have hrcn nVfrrrcd." Captain ,— " " out. "This organization offers ni^n who remain at, home a chance to do something toward strengthening home defense and serving in nine of emergency. We cannot wait, until the moment Jj^ N. Ain. Aviation 101-4 Republic Steel 13 5-8 fioronv Vaccum 67-6 Stud^bakrr Slsmrlard of N. J 34 1-2 Texas Corp 325-8 f\ i _O . . 44 3-4 ing through the Latin quarter. No detjiils could be givey, Radio Paris said, indicating, the agency said .that the fight was still going on. The Daily Mail's listening past said, the radio had made no attempt l,o explain whether police Hrcd on the youths, or acted in their defense. In a subsequent broadcast. Radio Paris did not mention police. and blamec "doubtful elements" entirely. The reports aroused speculation among London observers. Pctain's youth movement was fashioned iilong Fascist lines, and it was believed that French police and patriots were protecting themselves especially if the youths were con , ducting themselves like their Ital 4 3 " 8 j ian prototypes. IK; 5-s <t 1-4 23 1-4 57 3-4 70 24 28 3-4 fi 7-8 43 1-2 such a force is needed to gather a group of men and this is why we arc anxious to continue the work of this organization and maintain a full membership." Those willing to serve in this unit may make application to Captain Stout or. other officers when the group meets at the armory on South Second street tomorrow night at 8 o'clock. July Oct Dec Jan New York Cotton opon Inch low close pr. cl 1954 1972 1948 1970 1955 1971 1981 1971 1979 19S3 18Hf> 1910 1893 1908 1898 1926 1938 1916 1937 1925 1939 1953 1932 1951 1939 1957 1944 Pierre Laval. French "chief o state" and arch collaborationist was in Paris when th ut. He left for Vich last night after spending thre days there. TJ. S. WEATHER BLYTIIEVILLE — Higher temperature today and tonight. ARKANSAS— Little temperature change tonight. Jack Tipton For Officers' Schoo FDR Cooks FIT MANILA. May 26.—Jack Tipton local correspondent to the Blythe villc Courier News for several years will leave for Little Rock tomorrow to take his final examination for admission to Officers' Training School. Despite war strain, President.!; Roosevelt looks tanned and fit in! this new portrait. He's wearing j a Victory Fleet button, official; badge of more than 1,500,000 f shipyard and factory workers { building America's cargo; st'

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