The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 30, 1938 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 30, 1938
Page 8
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PAGE EIGHT Record Peace Time Armament Underway; London Works On Defense Editor's .Vote: Great Britain, with wars being; fought tlosc to two vital parts of her empire, is spending a staggering sum on armaments, Joseph Grigis, Jr., of the IxHulon ISureau of tile Unil<•<! Staffs 1'ress writes in another dispatch on N';tr prepantliflm of the Kniopou powers. .BY JOSKI'II GRIGCi, JR. United Tress Correspondent Copyright, 1938, By United Press I-.ONUON, March 29 (UP)—Great Britain, preparing for the next wnr at a record peace-time rate, is spending $38 on armaments this year for every person in tlie Brlllsh Isles. Stanley Baldwin told only half the story when he said "Our Frontier no longer is at the cliffs of Dover but at the Thine." With wars raging near Gibraltar and Hong Kong, Great Britain now knows that die frontier of her empire is as wide as the world itself. She is determined to spend ana spend until that frontier is protected. As usual, most of the money will go to Ihe British navy which guards the empire's lifeline. There are 547,000 tons of warships under construction now, Including five 35,000-ton battleships, five aircraft carriers, 10 large cruisers, five cruisers of 5.000 tons each, 30 destroyers and 18 submarines. 11 is expected that 60 vessels will be put into service between April, 1938, and March, 1939. Afloat, Great Britain will be the world's strongest power. But there nre two other vital matters that will worry her when war comes— how to gel food and how to protect. London, the world's most valuable target, against air raids. Slie intends to solve the food problem tlie same way she solved the U- bonl problem In the world war. Slip will rely on an elaborate convoy system and will arm her merchant men. Protection of London is not so easy, but out of her tragic world ' war experience, Great Britain is making progress. Any air licet that starts against London will run into a "balloon barrage"—a protecting line of anchored blimps from which heavy steel cables will dun- Ble. The danger to raiding air men will be more psychological than physical. The "balloon barrage" may force them to fly higher than they normally would anil detract from the accuracy of the bombing. Thirty million gas masks are hi storage for the civilian population and 10,000,000 more will be manufactured. Two mitl-gas schools are training volunteers while'a general training school for "air raid precaution officers" opens .won. Great Britain takes it for granted that civilians will be bombed in the ne.xt war, and believes retaliation agnlnsl enemy cities is one of the best defenses for her home folk. For that reason the royal all- force, which has about 4,500 effective machines, lias twjce as many bombing squadrons as It has fight - ing squadrons. •The home office has just issued an "air raid precaution" handbook which eventually will be used to instruct the public what to do in cose of air raids. Tlie head of each household Is to consider himself "the captain of the ship" and see that the following Instructions are followed: Prepare and equip a refuge room Have everything ready for darkening the house at night; windows skylights, fan-lights and glass doors_ must be obscured. Clear ihe attic ' of Inflammable material to lessen risk of fire from incendiary bombs. Assemble fire - n g h 11 n g equipment, In large towns send Invalids, children nnd aged people to the country. Don't smoke don't light fires, don't cat food that has come in contact with gas. Pass tlie time reading, writing, sewing, play. ng cards or quiet games, or listening to the wireless or gramophone Fit gas masks for all members of the family-there are three sizes for adults, a "baby's bag" and an Intermediate size for children from two to five years of age. The government is sludyin» the question of commanding all "forms of transportation for possible evacuation of large cities, but actual plans have not been perfected: Fire fighting patrols have been organized, nearly 3,000 fire punips arc being built and civilians receive free instruction In constructing bomb-proof shelters and gas-proof rooms. Subways probably will be Closed during air raids because of the danger of bursting gas or water mains. Great Britain could produce only 25 to 35 per cent of the food she needs In war-time, but she would rely on her control of the seas to bring in supplies. It is understood plans already have been made for rationing of food on the outbreak of war as well as country-wide dis- FARM LOANS IM4 tatt Vt Artuiw ud (*wnt rates— lowest expense Abo city properties DON H. KASSERMAN Thomas Land Co. Office P. O, Box i70, BlOW m, When He Toots, Town Wakes Up BLYTIIEVILLE JARK.)' COURIER NEWS Every morning for 14 years Charlie Hughes h;is awakened the cilizcm-y of Uaxter, Tcnn «t 6 o'clock by blasting n reveille on his bugle from atop « 20-foot perch. Charlie, pictured above, performing his morning duties, hasn't been late since he first replaced the nlnvm clocks of Baxter. Ife j s SO, years old nnd will marry soon, Imt won't let llmt slop liis daily tootling. •'" tribiilion lo prevent local shortages, Younger men are In control of the British nrmy, and it is being turned into a mechanized, mobile flglilfng force. Counting reserves and territorials, the nnllon Ims about 448.000 effectives, 30.000 of whom are'stationed abroad, m m |_ dllion. there is n permanent establishment of 55,000 British troops in India and Burma. There is little doubt llmt Croat Britain would resort to conscription within n week niter the outbreak of n major Wflr . S | IO prota . My could put 1,000,000 men in tlie field within six months nnd uHi- malely 8,000,000 Pastime Billiard Parlor Building Being Remodeled Work was started today on re- lodclmg the front O f the Pastime illiard Parlor building, which Is owned by Mrs. J. a. Sndbury The entrance to (he building L , to be enlarged by doing away with tlie vestibule and moving u, c from door lo the walk. New windows are to be installed S,,° ,', i '" 1>rovcm " lts lo te "««lc include the changing O r thc ,, display windows. Head Courier News Want Ads. WHEN YOU WANT: Quick Service be sure that yon come lo Phillips. Our staff of attendants is trained to wait on you quickly and always efficiently. Real Mechanics are ready to put your car In running shape ngnin after the hardest trips . . . you can be sure of real work with these efficient r>,tn. Low Prices . always interest the man who has to be sure of always get- ling thercl Our prices arc as low as possible without sacrificing high quality. COME TO— PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. !lh St. Walnut Phone 810 lo go out Into tuwnshlns other than Ihe OIK.- In which tin- (rial was held." f.Viii'liliTiihle Intcrrol was attached lo the iieniws' cases heir. not only Iji-cuiisi- of their loir^ h'yhl to avoid paying thi- di-nlh penalty but b<-rausc> of thi'lr alli"<c>d allui.'k on f:)awi«- H. Wllran, former sheriff, and Arch l.intay. <l('|;uly sheriff, while the (alter were parked on a otiinlrv mud near here iillenipllnt' lo canlure a pair oi mwoes who iillc'.'wllv had conducted » scries nf "pr:ltln<< parly" luililups and attacks on women on lonely roads. It Mas Ilii' .slimline of Slit-riff Wll.son on Jan. 12, l«:ifi Hint led lo the of Clayton and f.'arudicrs, the discovery of a quantity of arllclos alli'^ixlly stulftn liy the pair In holdups of motorists parked »n country n>.iils, and Ihclr Indictment on the rape charges. Reports of "pelttii!; parly" holdups and attacks o«i.s«l immediately after Iho .shoollii" of the sheriff and the arrest of thi; two negroes. Will Assist In Filing Of Social Security Claims Robert A. Harwell, manager of the jHiiesljoro district ftrdenil social securltv board office, will be at the Hotel NoWe tonight and at the posloillce building Thursday morning. 8:30 o'clock lo 10:30. lo confer with persons regarding claims under Ihe social security laws. Willie (he primary purpose oi hl.s visit Is lo assist persons cn- Illled lo payments (o flic tlii-lr claims Mr. Bagwell will also advise employers or employes who are experiencing registration difficulties. According t o Mr. Dagwol! there are a number of persons In thc Blylhcvlllc territory eligible for social security payments who have Pogers' Son and Deb to Marry r •"/""---.- ' v ,5»~- - „ ,, „ .J WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 1938 Can yon Hek-ul n resemblance in the face of the young man above to n late humorist of national renown? Well, lie Is James lilnke Itogers. 2:i-year-«>ld son of the late Will Rogers, and he's ,,i c t ul . e d with, his hrule-to-be, 20-year-old Marguerite Aslveu Kennnler Los •Ics society girl, as they .signed a iioticc-of-liUt-nlfon-to-roarry "' IjOS A "^s. The wcdillnB was scheduled for March 26. not filed claims. Payment.'! nre now due: d) to the worker who has reached 05 since Jan. 1, 1937 nnd who has been paid wages for work done ns an employee since Dec. 31, 1036 nnci before lie reached (55. in any employment which is not specifically exceplctl under the old-ngc benefit provisions ot the act; an<i (2) to the estate or relatives of a worker who has died since Dec. 31, 193B. provided the deceased worker had been paid wages for work done as iin employee, after Dec. 31, 1036 anil before he reached C5, in em- ployment not specifically cxceptccl by the act. Of the employments exccpted agricultural work, domestic work (in private homes) anil casual labor are (lie principal exceptions in this territory. At the Hospitals Call Godwin, of Armorel was dismissed from the Blytheville hospital yesterday. Mrs. Carl Garricnies, ot Joiner, Is a patient at the Memphis napllst hospital. James Hancock was taken to the Memphis ifcintlst hospital yesterday. Luxora Society — Personal Miss Maggie Sue Flcnunlng of West Memphis spent (he week oncl with her parents, the Rev. and I Mrs. L. p. PH-iimilng. | Mrs. n. W. Nichols joined Mr. | Nichols in Memphis .Saturday to ' spend tlie week end. j Misses Mansmvl Mofllt, Miss I Ruth Uiillocli and Miss Iva Crabtree were in Memphis Tuesday night to attend the Helen Hayi-i performance nf "Victoria Reginn". Jinnnie Stock, principal () f i Mx l <»•» high school, received word late Tuesday evening thtit the homo or hL'i parents of Gurdon, Ark., was' completely demolished i,y U K . severe storm that struck in Arkansas Louisiana, and Oklahoma Monday night. * Mrs. K. E. Gallop hail as her jie.sls .Saturday and Sunday, her nieces. Misses Ruth and Syble Creiisliaw, of Pontotoc, Miss. Mrs. Juanita Tankersley, daiiRh- tcr of Mr. and Mrs. N. E. Mullock returned Monthly from Detroit Mrs. Tankcivsley has ben in Detroit ami read in the papers of the storm m Blythcvilk- recently and fearing (lie safety of her parents and her two babies decided to return home Mr. and Mrs. w. L. Clark jr- are now occupying the new home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Thweatt who recently moral lo Chut-' tnnoogn, Tcnn. Nineteen members of the Young Ladies' class of the Baptist, Church enjoyed a Dutch supper party at the home of Mrs. C. B. Wooif Fri- GLENCOE BARBER SHOP Earl E. Parker, Prop. Glencoc Hotel ItlAg. "EXPERT MANICURING" day night, Mrs. John Thwcalt, chairman of the entertainment comniillec, had prepared several Interesting contests, one- of which featured (lie nnmc of every member ot the class by the assembling <»f pictures taken from current magazines and newspapers. A short business si'sion wa licld, and "Phllatln;a" wa chosen for ibe name of the class. Mrs. s. .). Smith, MiJH-iinti'iidcut nf Sunday ichoo!, was a guest. Mrs. Sam flowon enli-itamed a number uf friends at u bridge jiavly Saturday afu-rnoon. Mrs. llowen s.'rvi-d n .saliid plate and presented Mrs. M. f;. C'ooko, jr.. of Osceola, a Irnc-n luncheon' cloth for hi t! h sco,.,., ;im ( Mr . s c • JMIUWII ii'ivivod linen nurst. towels for |cut. ] hose .Mi-cut. He Imd been 111 lot ten lays iroi.i unuiinmilu. Funeral servfws were held tills/ aflornoon at the Full CJo.'jftu.r church with the Rev. J. \v. Causey oIliclalinK and burial was made at North Sa>,vba cemetery. Tin. 1 taby Is also survived |>y n twin brotln-r. Jfiilt l-'Lineral home was in charge of nrrnngcmi'nts. is Old Boy Dies; Survived By Twin Cicoi-Rc Carrol Miiulauj-h, elght- infinllis-ulil <:on of Mi: nnd Mrs. Itiiyniond Miirdau 8 l), ,lii,d ycsler- liay n;oii at hh j lmnc fm ;... ls( Read Courier News Want Aiis. 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