The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 15, 1939 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, July 15, 1939
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Welfare Work In China Has Greater Scope Than In World War , R V CEORGE A. FITCH ^BA Service Stall' Correspondent _ CHUNGKING, China, July 15,— Y. M. c. A. wav relief work In ^mna has been carried on so directly under the guns and bombs of the Japanese that ot 33 association buildings In China, five have been occupied by the In• vaders, three burned, five partly y/recked by bombs, and four looted. Yet the "Y" has continued as n vital factor in relief work for.'C'hl- hese, soldiers, and as a morale- builder, among the civilian population, but under far more dying circumstances than during Hie World Wai- and in a wider field of activity. The lessons of tlie World War and the mistakes have been turned to profit in the handling of the Chinese situation. Relief and service work in frontline trenches, reception work at railway stations, club work at concentration points, first aid work for wounded soldiers In transit, eomforU lo soldiers at base hospitals, moving picture and library service are all being provided in so far as inadequate facilities can provide. DIVIDED GEOGRAPHICALLY ' (', At Ihe outbreak of the Sino- Japanese war, the Y. M. C A in China established' ils War Emergency Service to soldiers, now carried on by 17 units in four large geographical regions, with 145 full-time workers. • Maintenance of services in the occupied territories of China has become very difficult because from 90 to 95 per cent'of the population who normally support the "Y" work have been evacuated. Of 33 associatiqn buildings in China, the five occupied by the invading army are at Soochow, Tutung, Wuchang, Pootunp, and Nanking. Those burned are at Weiheiwei, Nanking, and Chang- sha. Tlie five partially destroyed by bombing are those at Tientsin. Sian, Nanchang, Swnlow, and Toy shan. Those looted are at Nan- king, Keiteng, Anioy, and Weiliel- wel. The branch with which I associated escaped bombing," bu met all tiuee ofjhe olher catastro plies, being 411 £urn occupied, tlici ( loted, and finally burned by th 1 Japanese. Destroyed 'Y" pi'opeity could b replaced only at a cost of perhap $700,000 (Chinese) The Cenha Chinese government is support-in the "Y" work,' anil additional sup port, beyond what can be met b: an impoverished population, come from other parts, of- China, fion Chinese In New York,' San Frm Cisco, Honolulu, Manila, Singapore Rangoon,' and Bangkok STUDENT '-.'-•'.. TREK' TO INTERIOR Practically every association n China has been forced to grapple as-best it can with the refugei situation, establishing camps to those who have had to flee Iron their homes. The student problen lias also been acuce, and perhaps the world has never seen tlie like of the thrilling trek of students, who liave followed their universities a thousand or .1500 miles into the interior of what remains free China, though even such a trek cannot carry them beyond bomb ing range. Six major colleges and universities are "guests" on the West China Union University campus in a concentration of faculties and university facilities such as the world has never seen before. Even this center has not been safe from bombing, and Dr. Y. G. Chen president of the Nanking University unit, and his entire household had .a- miraculous escape • from a bomb on June 14. The Chungking Y. M. C. A. is unique even among these besieged "Y" centers in a besieged country. It has become "one of the most important organs for home-front spiritual mobilization" in the new western capital of China. There a movie operates all day and evening. The only public library in the city operates there. More than 350,000 took advantage of the'bath- ing facilities in 1938, and the swimming pool was for two days the only source of water in that section of the city after an air raid severed water lines on May 3. J Close co-operation is maintained with the Red Cross, whose members live within the compound, and serve a thousand wounded a day In five hospitals. The National Health Administration and the National Relief Commission found shelter here after their own offices had been bombed, and a student hostel for girl students Is. being built. Tiie "Y" also co-operates with the New Life movement, and helped collect 23,000 articles of clothing In a winter relief drive. Many officials of the government live In dormitories wllhin the "Y" ccm . pound. Beneath all this, hewn from the rock on which the buildings stand, is a bomb-proof shelter capable of holding 1200 people. The expense of building: this electrically lighted "dugout de luxe" was shared by 1000 sutecribers, who were rewarded with tickets admitting them when any raid comes off, Recent TVAclivilcs In China JLTTHEVILLE, '(ARK.); .COUBIER NllWS "Y" lea-house for soldiers at Chungking. One of many !'Y" huts for war work. Mill A ..."Y" supervised basketball game for convalescent soldiers. . raids testified to its efficiency; jombs dropped within 200 yards, ind an inferno of destruction and lea th raged on alt sides of It, but beneath the "Y" there was safety. American contributions helped establish the Chungking "Y", but since tlie opening of the original building the entire support of the work has come from the people of Chungking. Finds Arkansas' Fair Exhibit Above Average That the Arkansas exhibit nt lie New York World's Fair compares favorably with those of other states has been opined by C. A. Cunningham, prominent attorney, Sharp Orders All Employes On -Payroll-18•••Months Dropped .'''." LITTLE ROCK, Ark., July 15.— Further drastic reductions in WPA rolls in Arkansas were announced yesterday by Floyd Sharp, state administrator, following' his return from Chicago where he attended a two-day conference. : Mr. Sharp directed that, immediate steps be laken to. remove from Ihe rolls' all workers who have been continuously 'employee for 18 months or more. These removals,, he expTained, are'.-mandatory under provisions of the n'ett federal relief: law. . • •' Orders received from Col. F. C Harrington, nalional commissioner fixed a quota of 30,930 for August and 31,900 for September. This represents a reduction ol 8,200 from the July figure of 40,100 and of 11,500 from the June quota of 43,400. There are approximately 9,000 workers within the I8-inont!i class, Mr. Sharp said, and where removals of such persons cause the rolls to drop beneath established quotas, replacements will be made from applicants on the waiting list. Youths In Non-Permanent Units Drill Ai Camp Shilo CAMP SHILO, Man., July H (UP)-As Great Britain called thousands of youth to the colors (lie youthful ncn-peraiiient militia of the largest overseas dominion went Into training here In what Hrilish army officers describe as (he finest army training camp In the empire. Since the middle of June hundreds of Canadian troops have ppurcd Into ctimp shtlo every week from nearly every province in the dominion. Ten days of training with equipment described as being altogether too inadequate completes the annual (raining program. However,, a - gradual awakening among the people on the subject of national defense has resulted in greatly increased appropriations /or arming and expanding Canadian military forces, /with an eye on (he mounting millions being appropriated by the American Cpngress for the defense of the United States—and, as -President Roosevelt has said, for the defense of Canada, If necessary—Canadian parliamentary members this year doubled expenditures on armaments. Training Camp Enlarged Camp Shllo benefited by Increased governmental spcndlngs during the past year. Two H- shaixxi buildings were erected, one of them a long-needed mess kitchen. Work Is 'underway! on a new 50-bed hospital, to be completed for next year's camp. There Is no railway conneclloi with Camp, Shllo, as the necessary $3,000 lias _not been made available for the laying of tracks. " One armored car, or light tank appeared at Shllo this summer Nicknamed "Tarzan" by the troops the machine was' little more thai a symbol weapon. Army, officer;, doubled If the tank's armor would turn aside an ordinary rifle bullet There are now two light tanks In Canada of the type which tiie army proposes to Introduce. Orders have been placed for 14 • more, but have not been filled yet. Each cavalrj regiment is supposed to have 10 of these tanks. Reserve Filers Attend Western Canada's slo\yly developing air force was Included in the Up Comes Sqnalus-And Down Again "•*— * t \ ~ o™,__ ' J"^ FACE'THREE maneuvers al, Camp omm mis year.,. About .ISO) members.,of, 1 the '112th army cooperating'squadron Rsyal Canadian Air Force, iion- perman'erit, Winnipeg', lebV the filers into training, they tobjc with them five somewhat outmoded 'biplanes . On the 28th anniversary o( Ihe coronation of king • George V three old Canadian army officer who. served . with r the coronation contingent In ,19'Ll met by" an unusual coincidence at camp Shllo They held a •.dinner, in tlie' mess kitchen to celebrate: their Tirst reunion since Ihey 'met' In England at the crowning ceremony.: "-. Tlie three . officers, still ' serving in different parts of.the dominion were Col. D. C. MacKay, 'OJ3.E., V.O., now .commanding 'the 7th Infantry Brigade/Winnipeg; Ucul.- Col. J. N. Gibson, R.C.O.C., now ordnance -mechanical engineer for Western Canada, stationed 'al Estiuimault, British Columbia, and Major Eton MacBrayon, second in command, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, and now assistant adjutant and suartermasler- general at Camp Shilo. Steele-Cooter Society—Personal Mrs. Alma Crissom and daughter, Martha Wilfred, have returned home after a visit with Mr. and Mrs. L. V. Bnilcy and Mrs. Jennie Weaver of San Francisco, Calif., where they also attended the world's fair. They were accompanied by Misses Helen Vickrey and Beaulta German, who attended the fair nnd visited at other interesting points. Mr, and Mrs. U^A. McCann of 'turned from a visit there. Of special. interest to both Mr. and Mrs. Cunningham, who arc- vide travelers, was the "personal ouch" to the Arkansas show. "The air is so large that It Is almost 'sscnllnl to rest. We'found flic Ar- innsas exhibit a comfortable place o relax, where you were greeted jy nice people fnlerested In your vclfare and who not only told ou much about Arkansas but also nade you feel closer to the state. "Tlie display gives n surprising imonut of information about Ar- :ansas' natural resources," they aid. The exhibit of bauxite is most mportanl, in their estimation, visitors learn there that 80 per ent of all the bauxite in the vorld is found In Arkansas for Ihe naking of aluminum and its by- roducls. But it was that "personal touch" vhlch seemed most popular about ho Arkansas exhibit lo Mr. and Irs. Cunningham, who said ihls pinion was shared with nil Ihey aw Ihere. with their parents, Mrs. Minnie McClure and G. W. McCann. Miss CrysUil Clark has relumed home after a visit with relatives in Oklahoma and at Perry, Ark. Clay Lewis and son, Charles Clay, nre spending a week's vacation in Hot Springs. Mr. and Mrs. E. W. McCann and daughters, Helen and Mary Anna, and Bette Ruth Smith and Alma Ruth Jones returned yesterday after several days vacation at Hardy. Mr. and Mrs. 0. R. Morgan and daughter, Pauline, are vacationing at Hardy. July Sept, Chicago Wheat open high low close 655-8 661-1 651-2 C6 661-2 67 661-4 663-4 Chicago Corn open high low close July 431-4 44 427-8 44" Sept. 441-2 451-4 441-8 451-8 Stock Prices NEW YORK, July 15. (UP)— Tlie stock market pushed irregularly higher in quiet dealings today. AT&T 1C51-2 Anaconda Copper 253-8 Beth Steel 5$ Boeing Air 23 1-4 Chrysler '. 751-2 Coca Cola ;... J2g General Electric 361-2 General Motors 451-8 In I Harvester ...' 67 Montgomery Ward 51 7-8 N Y Central '. 141-4 Packard 31-2 Phillips Pet 34 3-4 ftadio 57-8 Simmons .. ,.•• 23 1-4 Socony Vacuum 113-4 Standard Oil .. J 43 Texas Corp 30 U 8 Steel '. 47 1-4 New Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS, July 15 (UP)— Cotton futures lost one to six wink today because of continued mcertainty over the export sub- I. r-walu momenta,lly, u. S siib.muhio Soualus umtoo, seven weeks tali It had been ,, fta , florn Atlnn(i( . ))oUo|ll ojl p or[smo(]m N H but dctei mined navy now begins new salvage eiroiU Grand Theater And Opera In Moscow Get Talent New MOSCOW (UP)-Tlie non-professional arls are enlnlng increasing., prominence in the Red army and' lihvy as the playbill qf the GrHiid Theater nnd Opera . attests. The army has sent several solo,-' Ists'to this theater,.Including Vns- sllll Brovyannikov, Ivnn Dolguli, Tikhon Chcrnyakov, Alexander Perofudav, Gueorgiill Korolkov, a former flier, and Konsliinlln Tere- khln, .a,cavalryman. Every mill in tlie. army, and every warship has n ehoir fc . orchestra, drama group, singers, - dancers, actors mid musicians. It is estimated Dial more than 300 men ore members of the non-professional art-groups In the army alone. : During: the'day these men spend their time mastering Ihe art of sing and perform' folk dances be (ore large army audiences. Cultural recreation " barracks and' Fires Of Genius Burn Low' In Greenwich Village'Now arrcmvk-li Village scenjs lo have ombci'cd HY GKOIUii: ItOSS , ' VoilK, July Hi.—The'Old, Incnndcscenl g | ow i tlul s!lollo brlghlly " Geniuses nut. Rose of Wiislilngton Square Is not what she used to |jo,- (ho' al fresco artists who lianjr their ilamp oik In liobolmnla's sli-ci'.ls look Inckndntslcnl Instead of dreamy-eyed, nnd Ihe studio- dwellers generally are dnmsels who buy for department .stores. 'Hie Village given up the ghost,'-.And now Ihe coBiioseciHI, who vised' to know 11 in halcyon days, wander from Mulberry Slreel to Sheridan Square with pnlrii-r expression and puv.zled wonder. The old crowd has 'vanished. Romany Marie's, where the literal! once enjoyed llmjllcwi credit, long has departed and Its cheerful proprietress Is among iho missing. Those early patrons of Romany .Marie's who became successful authors, aclors, playwrights ami actresses, have moved uptown: And sonic never came buck lo settle their old labs. Tlie landmarks arc coming down, ildy Oct. Dec. Jan. Mar. ifay Jul. program. open high 894 875 861 843 835 824 895 875 862 850 835 825 low close 811 860 846 834 821 871 869 846 834 821 Spots closed quiet at 935, off 10. New York Cotton NEW YORK, July 15 (UP)-Coton closed steady. open high low close 885 885 879 879 . 864 866 882 862 849 852 849 849n - 838 841 837 837 823 830 825 825 815 815 815 812n; Spots closed nominal at 9G9, offi Oct. ... Dec. ... Jan. ... Har. ... May ... Jill. is stressed In thi even during shor halts while on the march. Army Man Conduct Symphony A symphonic orchestra, conducted by an army man, lias beci formed in one of the units of the Mcseow military area. It lias woi the praise of the composer Myas- kovsky, who recently visited the unit. The violinist, David Olstrakh has played several times before tills unit, with the nccoiiipaiilmenl of the orchestra. The Volcchaevka regiment, stationed in the Soviet, lias won recognition not only for Its military training of Its commanders and men, but also by its model or- janlzation of non-professional art activities. The regimental theater ws been In existence six years. It also has a symphonic orchestra, a dance ensemble and a large choir. The arts of the various nation- illtlcs of the Soviet are cultivated n the army. Tlie Kiev and Khar- kov military areas maintain choirs performing the Ukrainian and .toldavian folk songs nnd dances lie Transcancaslan military area ins Georgln and Gurlan choirs, an ensemble of clicnggnry (inusi- al instrument) players nml ;roups performing Armenian and idjar folk dances. Annual Reviews Held Annual reviews of noii-proies- lonal art activities arc held In very military area to stress the importance attached to this kind of art In the army. Thousands of army men, commanders and members of their families, usually take part in these reviews. The most talented of Ihe singers, actors and musicians brought up In the army are sent to study I'HONB 205 FORYOUK POULTRY Nice, fat hens and fryers & other poultry at all limes. WE DRESS AND •DELIVER FREE! STICKLER-GOODWIN CO. 406 E. Main incctown Playhouse, where "Jig'> Cook, Eugene O'Neill and Susan Glaspcl! cut their niches in theatrical history, Is a weary and unused site. A tavern known as' Vug- nlxmdlti, where the Village' crowd used to meet lo exchange Ideas over a table and a bottle, Is now decrepit bar-room. FEU' STRAGGLERS STIL1, COMB HACK There nre a few brave survivors. Occasionally I drop back to Lee Clmmley's and nnd there n fnmll- In musical and theatrical schools, Tlie army autl navy have their own theaters. The Central 'llicater of the army in Moscow is considered one of the test theaters of the capital. Other artistic theaters nre those of the Black Sen, the Baltic, Pacific and the Northern fleet which were developed from (lie army and navy non-profes- slcnal art graiijis. Ini 1 Vlllane face. Chumlcy passed on severul years a^o and strangers took over. The ever-sympii- Ilicllc Climnlcy had -a soft .-spat nil his life for Iho bonafldc- artist. He slimmed tlie phonics and fraternised wllh newspapermen, show folk nnd painters, listening willingly lo lliclr tales of woe nml Cheer. They do make a dauntless effort to recall the old Greenwich Village spirit- at the Vanguard, which Is n • bandbox room with « few' lables, and chnlrs, unconventional service (which means thai you'(ire 1 lucky If you gel niiy) nnd u makeshift scheme of decornllon. Stragglers of the old 'vUl'ngc guard come buck here, If they return lo haunt any part of Ihe old hobohcinln. For In this abbreviated oasis, a group of five oner- Sjetlc young people arc-pulling up nightly . shows which comment and philosophize tin current events. They are mighty clever, too, but Ihey know that they will hardly revive the old Romany Marie era. SOME STANDKVS CA11KV. ON Ono Villager who Is Impervious lo .change In those nondescript precincts Is Jimmy Kelly, oft-llmu known ,as the "Mayor of Sullivan Slreel." His night club, a two- slory rowdydow In the heart of the Village belt, Is one of Ihe town's "must-stops" for the rubberneck visitors, For his shows are on the noisy and nckkld 'icicle and he dispenses an atmosphere Complete Line of WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC Ranges and Water-Heaters WALPOLE'S ELECTRIC SHOP 110 S. Second 1'lionc 314 of subtle sin in an air of Jollity (hat both shocks and delights Ihe out-of-lowncr, And Ihcrc are the varlcly of nolcs-ln-tho-wall that make pa- UicUc altempls lo keep up the old liobohcmlau appearances. SplaHer- Ittff candle (allow, on tiie walls, Iluors and (ablcs, they: simulate an atmosphere of Intrigue'.mid abandon, wild sleazy results. And (he iJillns, liolh authentic and pseudj, have taken over with.tiny cubbyholes and sets of sccoiid-hand musicians ivlio create a din by not playing In tune or In time. And there are n few peinituient and cvcr-populiir Institutions, like the Spanish El Chlco and the bucolic Village Bnrn. Hut, on the whole,. Hie Village lias seen Us last days of old-fashioned, uncouvcntloniil fjloiy. Death at 42 Follows • ' 1st Medical Examination CONNELLSVILLE, Pn. (VP>-~ Less than Iwo hours nftor-Ills'first consultation wllh a physlcluu, 42- year-old Clarence E Junk clle;t suddenly. Until the day he died, Junk n 1 runner, Had never been ill enoudi p icniilre medical attention. His 'rat and last consultation with he doctor was prompted -by his wllef (hat he had a liver disorder. "llol wradicr my suits, but I on DM'TIIKVn I.AJ.'NDKY to keep them rlcanrd nml pressed right!" For Belter / Laundry and Dry Cleaning ;*.?<& NT EACH WEEK BUYS NEEDED CAR REQUIREMENTS Tires, batteries, radios, hcalcri tnd oilier products for your car can be bought on the Firestone Budget Plan for .surnrisingly liillc cash outlay and teems so imall you'll hardly notice them. Littm ti tl>t \ r oict tf FirtitOJit. MertJ** tmbatttrNahmtui iV. B. C KtJtitlmrl Tutiei'attierircHone VoictoftheFtrm Ridia Prof nm tmfe t*cb week tlutiag nooa bout PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. Hi & Walnut Phone *81»

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