The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 10, 1946 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 10, 1946
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\VKDNKSDAY, AI'UIL 10, 1941. BiA"niKvn,u3 (AUK.) txnmiKR NRWS PAGE FIVE British Sought Joint Warning Wanted U. S. To Help 'Instill Anxiety' In Japan Early In 1941 By FKKDK1CK <;. OTHMAN | United rress s(uf( Correspondent WASHINGTON. April 'J. (U.P.) —The Senate sawed a few fancy notches In the government's scheme to build houses for 2.700,000 homeless Gl's. Then it pounded In .some rusty nulls niul It wasn't loii(j be- Ky JOHN I.. CUTTKK fore the boys were yelping at each I'niled Tress Staff Correspondent olncr aVxHlt federal tyrants tyran- WASHINGTON April 'J <UP>—I Ill7lll k' olhcl Icdeml tyrants. The " "'""' Senators Wage Heated Debate Manila Doctor Over Federal Housing Scheme \ r M • n u 'Called By Navy Congressional Pearl Harbor C'oiniiiiltee revealed today that nearly 10 months before Pearl Harbor the British asked this country to join in warning Japan that an attack on Singapore would mean war. The British request for a warning to Japan, was contained in correspondence unit communications made public by the committee as it resumed hearings. The documents included a personal plea from Prime Minister Winston Churchill to the late President, Roosevelt, to do anything he could to "Instill In Japan anxiety us to a double war" with both Bri- lain and (he U. S, The British also suggested (hat the situation would be "greatly improved" if the American naval forces in the Far East were strengthened, cither by sending reinforcements to Manila or dispatching t). S. licet detachment to Singapore. Churchill and other British leaders believed at that lime—Feb. 11 1941 thai a Japanese attack on Singapore was likely in a matter ot weeks. Five days later, however, the situation cleared somewhat and | the suggestion was withdrawn with- ; out any warning being given. •' The committee also revealed that the British thought it was n strategic error to keep the huge. U. S. fleet in Hawaii, where Japan successfully attacked it on Dec. 7. 1D-11. These disclosures were made when the committee re-opened its public hearings to ask top U. S. Army and Navy commanders of 1941 whether they can now remember where they were the night before that sneak __. attack. • Gen. George C. Marshall, then " Army Chief of Staff, and Adm. Harold R. Stark, former Chief of Naval Operations, were called as witnesses. Both have testified that they \verc unable to remember where they were that night. They were called back on basis of testimony by ( Navy Cmdr. Lester Schulz, who was sent lo the late President Roosevelt's study the night of Dec. 6 and who testified Mv. Roosevelt, had been informed Stark was attending a local theater. SchnV/. carried to the President an intercepted Japanese message vhich he said caused Mr. Roosevelt .o exclaim "this means war." The Japanese hit Pearl . Harbor the :lext day. The British notes in early 1941 irgued that: 1. Japanese penetration of Malaya would force Britain into war with Japan. ?.. Tins would weaken the British war effort against Nazi Germany, in which the United Stales was vitally interested. 3. The must likely way to avert it was to let Japan know that further aggression would be opposed by both Britain and the United States. Churchill, it was disclosed on the I shut my eyes for a while and swear the debate sounded like, cold air in the hot wnter pipes ol S5.000 dream cottage. I listened: carefully (except when two or: more senators svcre screaming nt mice) and I talked to some legislative experts who agreed the bill would pass about as written. Sen. Alben W. Barkley of Kentucky spent a solid day explaining the law and arguing with the carpenters who would redesign it and here (adv.! is where lo learn ftbout your nc\v house, without the wherca.scs: This man Wyatt, Wilson W., Is the expediter, who can do about anything V>c wants , to get houses built. He can order the OPA lo do as he says about the price of b:ilh tubs. If you. for instance, build a house before Dec. 31. and want lo sell it. you'll have lo ask him to name vovir selling price. On old houses and on lots. Ihe first sr.le price aflcr the law passes would become the ceiling. 1C there aren't enough water pipes to make funny noises in all the nation's honeymoon cottages, \VyaLt car slip the pipe makers part of p Sfi.OOO.COO.OOO fund as a reward foi speeding up their pipe making. Only man in America with much power as Wyalt. Insofar houses are concerned, Is President Truman. The rest of officialdom has pot to jump when he says "froB." Anybody who trips any monkeybusincss goc.s to the clink for a year and, or, pays a 53,000 fine. Sen. Kfnnr.lVi Wherry of Nebraska said Wyatt was another tyrant, telling the tyrant in charge of OPA to do what he should have done all along. Sen. Barkley said that wasn't quite true. Theirs was an elegant, red-faced argument, but, it doesn't mean much to home builders. Let's skip il and turn to the prosperous Gl's (friends of Sen. Claude Pepper of Florida), who won't live in $fi.OOO homes. "A home is no auto that wears this law better if the limit was $25,000 for each house." Sen. Barkley said Sen. Pepper's well-heeled veterans could buy houses already built. "Yes, If they'll pay two prices for 'cm," Sen. Pepper retorted. II turned out then thai If Wyatt decides a good enoufih house can't be built for $0.000. he may hoist the price to $IO.OCO. The law adds than anybody who buys one can borrow 90 per cent of the cost ^nd pay four per cent Interest on lis loan. All this, my Informants add, is i the bag. You may count on President Truman using three >ens to squigglc his signature on so nuich of the law. One other section says that (he ;overnment will provide a guaranteed market for '200.000 prefabricated houses, only they've got lo :je the kind of houses the average veteran would want In own. So why. demands Sen. Homer Ca|>c- liart of Indiana, should Wyntl offer to buy 'em? This sounds cockeyed to him and also to some other lawmakers. It may come out or (he bill. Thai's II. ars. Yon may net houses \vilh green shulters, rose bushes at (lie front door and nominal down-payments. Citizens Lose Fight To Keep Dr. Ratton In Civilian Service MANILA. Ark., April 10.—Efforts of the clti/.ens of this community to retain the services of Dr. Robert W. Ration on lllg Lake Island proved fruitless today when Dr. Hutlon closed the llntton Clinic | in Manila. He s:\kl he had received orders from the Navy Medical Department to report for duly today in the MiUlnglon Naval Hospital. Milllngton, Tonn. The Manila Lions Club and f. number of the local business men were said to Imve written several letters lo the Navy Department urg- out every couple or years." Sen. Pepper cried. "A man* builds it and raises his family in il and spends his life in it and I'd like Roosevelt, didn't believe that Japan would risk simultaneous war with Britain and the United States. Demonstrations Made For Number Nine Club A meeting of Ihe Number Nine 4-H Club was held Thursday with Doris Bean presiding. There were 38 club members and two leaders present nt- this meeting. The group sang, led by Vunda Sue Knight. Gerald scribner showed the re- sulls of a seed germination test he had made. Gwendolyn Rhoads gave a demonstration 1 on a pot holder which she had made. Reports were given by the following club captains: Billy North- cult, pig captain, reported live,' Max Johnson, calf captain, reported one: Sue Knight, gardening and canning captain, reported seven: Olile Curtis, clothing captain, reported eleven; Lurlcnc Hartley, poultry captain, reported eleven: Belly Northcutt, room Improvement captain, reported seven: and Fronia Hatley, cookery captain, reported nine. Miss Cora Lee Colcman gave a demonstration on making accurate measurements in cookery. W. O. Hazclbiiker. assistant county agent, gave a demonstration on the comparison of hybrid corn with open pollinated varllies. ng Ihe Navy to discharge Ur. Ratton (hat he might continue his practice as a physician and surgeon in this community. A spokesman for ihe Lions Club said this community and siuTonndini- territory was in fur i;renter nerd for medical attention than it had been in miiny years. Members of the elub. collectively mid by person*! appeals, contacted every important official in this arc" and by loiters and telegrams to ofticinls In Washington in an effort to obtain Dr. nation's release. I3r. Riulon was on respite leave from I he Navy .since October 1st. 1945 afler having served with the Naval IJcpiutmeut In several .stations throughout the United states since July. 1913. He came to Manila December Olh, 1015, opening Ihe Clinic closed by the death of Dr. Howard D. Robinson. Lone Oak Club ' Holds Meeting There Monday 'I'lie Lone Oak Home nemonslia- tlun'Club met nt the home of Mrs. Tom tirUtain, Monday nttenioun. Mrs. Drlttiilu. the president, presided. When Mrs. J. O. Iluey, (he secretary, culled the roll. Ill members answered by tellinu tin- proi;- IOKS she wns miiklni; with lier baby chicks nnd Spring garden. Miss Cora IA'C Cok'jniiii, liuino demonstration agent, gave the de- viillunul. Community .singing was led by Mrs. Cllen Alexander. A discussion wus held tm the Inserts niul Inseet control and afterward curds were passed around with the colored pictures of Insects pasted on tliem. The members were itsk- fil lo identify these Kiirdcn pests and give their eontrol measures. In (Ills contest Mrs. Cliurles Needhiun won i\i\d svus ulven i\ piu'kiiKe of nioniliiK Blor.v seed. Mrs. II. K. Ua- vls won second place. The club was nappy to have us liiiesl, Mrs. Kate Fields from Kentucky. Also. Miss Ilonnle Jenu Alexander uiul CUcn Alexander. A salad plntc with Iced tea MTvcd by Hie hostess assisted bj Mrs. Herman Storey uud Mrs. He.ii Huy. During the social hour Mrs. I'or- resl Moore gave a synopsis of the ]ilny which Ihe committee luul selected for the Play Tournament and she was nsked lo distribute the plays on Wednesday when tlie elub will meel for the first rehearsal. The next meeting will IK held April 22 at the home of Mrs. Seuj will] Mrs. Forrest. Moore us eu-hos- less. 6 Negroes Face Columbia Court Minor Charges To Be Heard In Connection With Racial Trouble der, 't'hejio live ai'c JHIHCS Movtoti, .Sol HUilr, Ciil l>H'krklge, Juines liallnfanl and Mciuty Johnson. A total of ;tl Negroes were Indicted In connection wllli lite disturbance. Meiinwlille, In Nashville, a fetl- ii ul itrinut Jury continued Its Invest Igat Ion of the niehil disturbance to determine If any federal luwt or constitutional provisions were vloliilrd. Today's witnesses were to include State Safety Com inissluner f,ynu nonuir and Hrly. lien. Oacab M. Dickinson, com- innntler of the Hlate Ounrd's Second C'OLUMIilA. Tenn.. April (U.I'.>—The first of (lie trials to! 1 be held in connection with Die. ''' ll *' «r«"d Jurors yeslcrdny look Feb. 2!>-i!() racial dlsturbiiiicc hen-' '''sllinuny from Columbia am! will but be In Criminal Court today the r-lwws six Ki'itroi'x lucf In these cases are minor ones. Also to oe heirid In Criminal Court today will In 1 u motion to Ihe indictments against Hoy Scrlbner mid Joe Williams, two of. the four white men Indicted in connection with the disturbance. The two oilier while men have not In n arrested as yet. file .six Ncgl'oc.s will be tried on «ri;es of cnuylnn concealed apons. Five ill them later will >nd Irlul In circuit Cmirt on M»ury county police officials niicl lrom (ilr.dys uiul Jiuues Stephenson, Nct'.rn mulher anil son whose in>;imii>iii wllli William Fleming while radio repairman, Is snld to him- Minted the disturbance, Twelve in-rsons were \vomide< during the disturbance an<l twi Negroes were killed by State High way i'atjolmen sevenil days late tu vvlmt. nuittirmlly was an at tempted jail break. NOTK'l: OK SAI.K Nollce Is hereby given that us Ad nines of iifcMUilt In commit nun-' nilnl.strulor of Ihe Kstatc of Gra( uclllc Wherry, Dt«»sed, I wltt be- "~ ween the hours of ten o'clock iri the' orenoon and three o'clock In the fit moon on the 15th d»r of April, W46, nt the front door of the court- ouse In the Chickaiawb* Dt«trtct f MlsEfcwippl County, Attatau, Ctty I BlythevlHe, offer lor ule »t public .uctlon to the hlghe*t Udder upon . credit of three months the Jol- owing described lands, to-wit: Ixits a and 10, Block 9, Hl«hland Place Addition to the City of Blythevllle, Arlu>iua«, rurchaser at said sale will be re- _ quired to give note with approved ~ security lor the purchase price, »nd I lien will be retained on said lands o further secure the payment ot .ucii mil-chase price. Witness my hand this Mth day of Mnrch, 1946. ' ' ' J. T. BLEDSOE, Administrator of the Estate gf Ornce Lucille Wherry, Deceased. railway stations are beliiK tested on the British railways, which .arc readily portable tunl quickly erected, and are yet strong enough to withstand the ,'vlumtlon ot naming trans. One on! of every four bubies bora in 1890 dlert before Its first birthday. The military reservation. Fort 1). A. Ru.ssel (now Fort Francis !'• . WaiioTi, Wyoming), formiiUy rc- IcHml Us nnmc on Sept. 8, 1807 We have frrsh gnuim! meal anil chicken chnns, fine or coariwr. Hay and mixed Kroumt feeds. Also custom giinilinc-crushlng. \Ve arc now buying poultry. LANGLEY & SON Soudi Second On Old Herds <'ln Lot RADIO REPAIR 1 and 2 day Service on any make o^ rporfel Reliable V^rkmanship. »HONE 2642 We Call for and Deliver Fred Callihan Kleclriral Appliance Co. Authorized Motorola Radio Sales and Service 106 So. First St. He who hesitates is not lost... • Hevitating a few seconds—until you hear Ihe dial lone—pays dividends when you'r* making a telephone call. The dial lone means "Number, please" and tells you the equipment is ready for your call. Dialing before you hear il will delay your call. SOUtHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE CO. FOR SALE 2000 BUSHELS RALSOY SOY BEANS Planted from Stale Certified Heed 50 Tons Alfalfa Hay D. & P. L. 14 Cotton Seed EARL MAGERS del), Arkansas Phone 635 SOMETHING NEW! ' READY-MIXED CONCRETE Foundations-Sidcwalks-Driveways-Porches Co// 5/7 tor estimates PRIDE and USREY COAL and CONSTRUCTION CO. Approved FHA Contractors That New Phillips tt will open your ey« with its Power—Pick-Up—and Pepl* From the seat of your pantl to ihft lip of your toes you'll/«/che difference when you Hart to move with ilia! ne'<v Phillips 66 in the ttokl Don't take our word for il. Drop in at the hig orange-ind-black "<S6" sign and tell (he man—"Fill '«r up with I'Liilltps"! On the hroad highway : : : over (he hills ... in traffic—you're in for (lie hijjyeM hunk of driving satisfaction you've liad in a long time! (Phillip KHIGH-VOLATILITY, HIGH- OCTANE, HIGH-POWER-BECAUSE PHILLIPS PACKS IT WITH HIGH-VOLATILE LIGHT-FRACTIONS// PHILLIPS 66 GASOLINE We are Now Contracting for Crowder and Purple Hull Peas Delivered Price in Pods $65°» Per Ton TIME... iyihville Canning Co.lnc, P. O. Box 310 Blytheville, Arkansas We AFH Also Buying Crowder and Purple Hull Pea Seed Let HUDSON BERLOU MOTH PROOF Your Clothing KKK1.OU will protect them against moths for 10 YKAUS! STORAGE Fully insured protection for winter clothing arul furs for lite summer 10 DAYS To Have Your Wardrobe all Cleaned Heady for Easter! Bring Your Clothes to Hudson's 8-Hour Service if Desired Bring Them in the Morning—Get Them at Night HUDSON CLEANER CLOTHIER 320 West Main St. Blythcville, Ark. TAILOR . Phone 2612

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