The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 23, 1939 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, August 23, 1939
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VOLUMK XXXVI—NO. 132, THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NOfmfinST-ARK-Auo,,* >v, -M^M.W ^. 1 JJ4 f f ^J — *•*•» *-** iivyfv inrirtQ i'. At\KAPJN AC AMr\ n^\*«m«m i ™-. _ . _,. „ .^. „«. _ Blythevllle Courier Hlythevlllo Herald Blytlievllle Daily Mississippi' Valley E, ARKANSAS, WEDNKSDAYAUGUST SINGLE COPIES FIVE.CENTS EUROf EANWAR APPEARSlEVJlffii M _ - . . . . _ . *~~' ' '' -•*- — • • - — . . . ^^^^* ^^^^B ;f Hitler's Emissary Arrives At Moscow; Paris Awaits Move Alie ' 23- (UP)— German Foreign Minister '' ml ami 110 n-njfgressioii pact today and conferred th Prem e Commissar Mololov on conclmiiiur -i ^ , . breeze over (lie airport as Ribben- rop nrrired on one of the most important missions entrusted to a diplomat since the World War- depend Wh ' Ch Eui ' ope ' s futuru lna y nibbenlrop was driven to the Kremlin through a social line ot traffic police over cleared streets in a bullet-proof Soviet government auto. Move Toward Frontier PAEIS, Aug. 23. (UP)—Special trains laic today began transporting thousands of French reservists toward concentration points behind the Maginot line facing the German frontier. The movement of reserve troops toward thc Metz, Verdun, Khehns and other sectors was expected to continue all night. Ari unending stream of reservists and soldiers on leave, accompanied by their families, crowded the Paris stations as thc trains pulled out. The crowds were silent except for the sobbing of many women waving farewell to their relatives. Stay Out of Europe WASHINGTON, Aug. 23. (UP) — The state department today warned. American citizens- against traveling to Europe. Acling Secretary of State Sumner Welles said he understood that the American embassies in, booh France and Poland also have warned American tourists in those countries : to return'home at once if possible. • - ; - The. warning came as. President Roosevelt -and Secretary' of State Cordell Hull cut short vacations' lo hurry back lo Washington and the second meeting was held within Roosevelt Cuts Vacation Short ABOARD U. S. S. LANGE Aug. 23. (UP)—President Roosevelt, because of the European situation, decided today to cut short his seagoing vacation and hurry back to Washington immediately. The president cancelled plans for a leisurely fishing trip down the Gulf Stream aboard the cruiser Tuscaloosa. The Tuscaloosa, instead," will put Mr, Roctievell ashore tomorrow morning at Sandy Hook, N. J., whence he will speed by special train lo the capital, arriving there shortly after loon. : 24 hours of high government officials who considered what steps America should take if war breaks out. ICT ID PROTECT ft "On War Alert" PARtS, Aug. S3. -(UP)—Europe frcm the Baltic to the Bosphorus was In a state of "war alert" today. Guns had moved 'to frontier positions and trocp trains had moved through key countries throughout the night. . It was estimated that 10.000,000 men stood to arms. Countries such as Holland, Belgium and Greece cancelled army leaves or called up reservists or both. France awaited the result of efforts at Moscow and Warsaw to clarify the confused situation and as they waited military experts here estimated that 50,000.000 men stood behind the 10,000,000 already under British • Troops Dismantle Bridges Leading To Chinese Territory HONG KONG, Aug. 23. (UP)_ British—troops--: dismantled "'V ' bridges connecting Hong Kori» w Chinese territory this afteriipcn. It was understood that British authorities had advised Brtiish subjects living in the outlying mainland area of British leased territory to move at cnce to Hong Kong Island. (Britain has in addition to Hen" Kong Island, with Victoria as Us capital, several other islands and a portion of the Chinese mainland adjoining.) Officials said that the measures were purely precautionary. But Atloi-ney General Says Di' reclors Cannot Contract To Avoid Liability LITTLE ROCK, Aug. 22 (UP) — Arkansas school directors arc liable for damages fcr injuries to school children on school owned buses, Attorney General Jack Holt sold today m an opinion Issued at the request of Slate Education Commissioner T. H. Alton! •Holt added however, tl mt neglect of duty on Uic part cf (he director in supervising Iransporlallon of children to and front schools would have to be shown beforci damaees could be collected. Tlie opinion also held that directors are not responsible personally for death or Injury O f a child resulting from negligence en the part of the school bus driver- that thc director cannot by contract avcid liability fcr negligence- and that the driver of the school bus Is also liable. Holt said the opinion was for •the prelection" and not for the punishment of school officials There are 1,555 school buses- In Arkansas currying 80,000 school children daily. The education department ligures that it would cost school districts 580,000 annually to insure against personal injury dam- Descendants Of Victoria These three Swedish princesses are among ninny v Adolf and Princess Slbylln, Both of Brcnt-gi-andchllilron of (lie British rulci. parents are Nunnalee Rites Held At Osceola Tuesday OSCEOLA, Ark., Aug. 22.—Funeral services for G. A. Nunnalee ". who was found dead in Ms bed early yesterday morning were ™W.i.- rr ° m ''Vthe Sn-ift Funeral Chapel at 2:30 'Tuesday afternoon by Ihe Rev. - Lester M. Blckford paslor of Ihe Christian church followed by burial in the Ermen Though in jii health for the past several years, he was able •o be up nnd around town until i day or so before his death. He iad retired from acllve work several ^months ago .and lived alone it his home in "old town" near Broadway. When his daughter Mrs Dan Armstrong, went over to see I'ickpockels Are Defined SAN JOSE,' Cal. (UP) — Nothing is gained in Califcrnia by picking an empty pocket. Tlie Superior court here has ruled that it Is still pocket picking and henceforth a crime. New York Cotton NEW YORK, Aug. 23. (UP>Cotton closed easy. open high SVfi 8«4 840 8-13 830 Oct Dec Jan Mar May July 875 861 84ob 841 826 809 811 low 860 843 840 829 815 800 close eco 8-19 840 829 815 "^... tiuii-ijr precautionary. But ,< , \, =,' ""=' 1<J quarters close lo the government aUou( ; hlm yeslerdny morning said there was a strong current "f I ^ i'", C ^° m ' Shc f ° uneasiness because of recent Japan- M ™1 ?t - ese trocp concentrations nlon^ thc border of British territory. This uneasiness, informants sniri \vis IP centuoted by the rep'rtTd arrival of found Born in obtnn county, Tenn., In Cobb Sets New Land Speed Mark BONNEVILLE SALT FLATS Utah, Aug. 23 (UP)-jolm cobb drove his 2,000 horsepower automobile lo a,hew world's speed rec-' ord of 308.85 miles per hour here 1802, Mr. Nunnalee hail lived Osceola sixty years. He was Cobb --piloted his 21-ey'lludcr car over the measured mile Ihe first time at 310.75 miles per hour On the return trip h c was clocked lit 36G.97 miles per hour. The old record of Cnnt, George Eyston was 357.5 miles per hour. Is Critical Of Low~ Wagesjn The South ATLANTA, Aug. 23. (UP)—Low wages in : the Soulh. "strangle a bl«- part of our potential market" by rendering the southern worker unable lo buy whnt he helps manufacture, Mnjcr Arthur L. Fletcher assistant wage-hour administrator' Seven Democrats Seek Fourth District Post LITTLE . 23 ,_ ing. near Hong Kong, this morn- "you Military headquarters has advised wives of soldiers, it was learned that it might be necessary "very shortly" to send them and their children frcm Hong Kong ly n safe place lo be cared for until meet your husbands again." Authorities emphasized that call,. and courage were necessary and one informant said: "We must treat this situation as an adventure, not n disaster." Tlie Peninsular and Oriental liner Eltrick, here as a,troop ship, was available for transport of soldiers' families. 799 n Spots clcsed nominal atD10,oiin New Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 23. (tip)cotton futures dropped 50 to 90 cents a bale today due to liquidation and short selling caused by the U-nr Cfor-rt I., »-»._ " "» war scare In Europe, open high Oct. Dec. Jan, Mar. May July 884 872 858 851 838 819 88-5 873 858 351 838 821 low 871 859 848 839 827 810 close 871 859 849 839 827 808 Spots closed steady at 876, off 16. Livestock Aug. 23. EAST ST. LOUIS, III (UP)—Hogs: 5,700 ' Top, 6.35 170-230 Ibs., 6.25-6.35 140-160 Ibs., 4.75-5.40 Bulk sows, 4.40-550 Cattle: 2,700 Steers, 8.00-9,50 Slaughter steers, 6.00-9.15 Mixed yearlings, heifers, 700-950 Slaughter heifers, 6.00-9,15 Beef cows, 5.00-6.75 * Cutters and low cutters, 3.50-4 75 Stock Prices KEW YORK, Aug. 23. (UP)—The stock market tcday reflected increased tension abroad and prices broke sharply in increased turnover. A. T, & T Anaconda Copper Associated D G. Beth. Steel Goeing Air Chrysler .. Coca Cola Genera! Electric 160 22 7-8 C 1-2 53 1-2 17 1-4 74 122 1-4 33 General Motors 42 3-4 Int. Harvester 49 1-4 N. Y. Central 123-8 Packard 3 Phillips 32 1-8 Radio 5 1-3 Schenley 10 5-8 Simmons 20 1-8 Socony Vacuum 105-8 Standard of N. J 39 1-8 Texas Corp 331-2 tl. S. Steel 43 1-4 . *„„ iniiiij, tiuuuiern i- dustnaltsls operate under the sirfssL**-.~S,jzx£ ! z North" and "haven't been sufficiently concerned ab:ut paying high enough wages so tiro I our own workers can buy our own products" Chicago Wheat open high low close Sept, 67 1-8 10 3-8 67 1-8 70 1-8 Dec. 67 3-8 70 T-8 67 3-8 70 5-8 Chicago Corn open high ] QW close Sept. 43 5-8 46 1-2 43 1-2 45 3-4 Dec. 43 1-8 43 1-2 431-8 46 1-8 He leaves two daughters Mrs Georgia Freeman and Mrs. Dan Armstrong, both of Osceola, and one son, T. J. Nunnnllee, who is in Hie United States Navy, stationed at (he Pcnsacola, Fla,, naval base. Pallbearers were, active: j. B. Bunn, J. F. Glascoc, George Collln, W. A. Morris, Cap Wiseman, George Rodgcrs; honorary: Muyor A. S. Rogers, S. M. Hodges W A Butler, R. A. Carlcr. ' County AAA Group Confers With Duggan Administralicn of Ihe AAA program in Mississippi County was to be discussed in a conference at Memphis this afternoon when members of the county AAA committee were to meet I. \V. Duggan of iVfemphis, director of Ihe southern region of the AAA, and J B Daniels of Little Rock, state AAA officer. E. B. Chllds ot Pecan Point J. P. Tompkins of Burdctlc, C. C. Kingston of Number Nine and John Bearden of Leachvllle arc members cf the county commlllee. Ujran Iheir return announcement will be made ns to administering he program here and at Osceola nn the future. Tlie Blythevillc office has been without an AAA director since H. B. Richardson left several weeks ago. ~, ; "vj^.v, /HA., ftUff. ZJ. — Time for qualifying fol . l|,o-Fourth Congresstoiinl >DJslrlct special election September 12 expired at midnight last night win, „ Republican Osro Cobb of Little nock and cartdo Gnjj, challenging seven Democrats for the imcxpircd term w the lute Congressman lien Cravens of Port Smith. Mr. cobb, Republican candidate or United States senator in 1Q3Q n"d for governor In 1938, surprised Democratic leaders by quail :ylng late yesterday. He annoiuic !d he would mnke an active cam palgn, opening- headquarters In th Antlers hotel 'at Menu immediate Iy. Hu has prnstlcccl law In LIU! Rock many ycnrs but has mnln talncd Icgnl residence at Cndil Cap, Montgomery county. He i stale Republican chairman. Democratic candidate.'; who qiml ified on the final day were- floj pean and Circuit Judge J. San wood of Fort Smith, Dave Partain, Van Buren lawyer, and William Jennings, Tcxarkana schoo leacher. PRIZE IOEETS2, Most Valuable rize And Hundreds Of Thousands Of Stranded Fish Saved; Transfer Here Possible r«!'?«25 r ,wsr5.-j£?sa , wr- den, of this city had advised local SSJKSSSSK awrarj: fish now being removed "from shnl- watcr near Market! Tree rnulil . ,,j vi.v wiuivu OLHIC Army engineers has caused this cf sc voral adjacent counties Racing Horseshoe Unlucky SYDNEY, Australia (UP) — one horse shoe at the Kensington race track here did not bring good luck. It was originally on the feet of Frammar, an entry in a galloping race. As Prammnr nearcd the furlong p:st, the shoe flew off, hit John Sullivan en the head, ricocheted olf the tin fence In front of him and knocked down another man. Tire Weighs 700 Pounds AKRON, o. (UP) _ The largest tire ever built for use has been but t here — fcr thc giant snow- cruiser to be used In the forthccm- W United Slates Antarctic expedition. The tire weighs 100 pounds and is 10 feet in overall diameter. • - ••-«« -"Jijvu^vitu; n BlytheviIIe residents would provide transportation facilities. It Is understood that Mr Cum- mingii has orders lo place the fish removed frcm the barrow pits in Ihe nearest "liveable" water but lhat the fish can be transported for further distances. It was anticipated that local fishing enthusiasts might combine their clforls to transfer n large number of (.hn fish lo Armorel Lake. Thc work of removing thc fish from shallow water will continue about a week or 10 days It was slated. Many Game Fish LITTLE ROCK, Aug. 23. (UP>Over 885,000 game fish, stranded In shallow, receding water In the St. Francis flood way region near Marked Tree, have been removed to .safe water, said D. N. Graves, secretary of the Arkansas Game and Pish commission. In a report submitted by District Warden Otlo Cummlngs of Blytho- 'ville, it was staled that 60 per cent of the total number cf rescued fish were bream and goggle eye, 20 per cent were bass, ten per cent were crapple, five per cent walleyed pike and five per cent catfish. . The report further states about eight miles cf barrow pits have bsen sclneel and 22 miles of pits left unseincd In this area. Graves Immediately authorized hiring an additional crew to hfuirlle this work. Craves lias conferred with iunjor Daniel Noce niicl Capt. F. J. wtl- scn, of the district engineers office at West Memphis. In an cft-rl lo see if water levels in the barrow pits could be maintained at a level safe for tish. The conference, however disclosed tlie following condition- in 1823, the district applied (o the War Department for a permit to construct levees for the (Codwny The permit was granted provided ine <lam nnri levee across tlie lower end of the sunfclands contained an nciequate lock to permit passage of 2,600 cubic feet of water per second to now Inlo thc channel proper. This spillway, cr lock, was dnm- aged in the flood of 1933, and In the great flood cf 1037 the spillway wtls .. completely dammed with sandbags. It was an emergency measure. In May of 1938 Hie spillway blew cut and was damaged beyond repair. Water collected on the natlands adjacent to thc river and fish propagated there. The flooding of the flallands damaged standing timber and Uic «pn:ns were designed (o, remove "us standing water. Graves' solution lo Ihe problem s R suggestion that the timbered lands become property of Ihe stale. He says his department Is doing all that it can to remove the stranded llsh to safe water before the whole floodway region bcccmes remium List in Fair's History Announced The most vnlimWe cash prizes and Inrecsl premium || s (. [„ the history of Mississippi County fairs are scheduled for (hit 1039 exhibition, lo In- hum here Sept. 37-Oct . Approximately $2800 will be llslrlbutccl in cash to winners to iiimlrcds or contests which while arranged primarily for HID rural clltecns of the county, are nlso ul- .rncllng much ntlenllon among ur- >an residents. No entry fee will be charged for any contest, it has been emphasized by j. Men Brooks, secretary of Ihe' Mississippi County Pair Association, who Is visiting n number of county futrs this month where all contestants must pay 'ccs to enter their Hem and slall ices are also chnrgctl. Fall* already seen In Muvphys- oi'O, cm-mi, Anna, Vlemm nnd other points of Illinois have given Brooks ninny idens for the Mississippi County fair but UIQ eii- ry fee Is one Idea which will not. .' used here. Draplle receiving thousands of lollnrs In state aid mul chnrgliiB pntcstnnts. which gives Uic fairs here subslnntlal amounts to be ised in presenting the fairs, Ihe Mississippi County fair is cxpccl- d to be just as good tas those ecn In Illlnola, Mr. Brooks snld. Tlie two most valuable prizes will c to winners of t-lio community xhlblts award and (he iio rst . mi j niie pulling contest. First |)rl?.i< in he community booth conlcsl will e'S75, second prize will be. SEO, IK! third prhp will be, $30, In "(i new" con'tcsi' this' year, fines of $75, $50 and $20 will be aid owners of teams of horses or niles In Mississippi County, Ark r Pemlscol County, MO., which ull best. In aililllion lo Ihe cash ward, to be jwilil by tlie fair as- oclatlon, business nuns and hi- ivliliml.s will olfer supplemental rbcs of cnsh, equipment ami (her articles to make this con- est n very lucrndvc one. For (ho community exhibit con- the score card will bo used 40 per cent counted on value lo farm nnd home maintenance 30 for quality O r articles exhibited 10 for arrangement, 10 for number of varieties shown- nnd 10 for educational value. These exhibits arc lo consist of a general display of farm, home and school products produced during J933 In thc community from which the exhibit Is placed Any creditable exhibit which doe.'; not win a prl7c will lie awarded $15 expense money. Individual contest awards ''' range from $10 lo a ribbon. While Ihe older folks are more lirlmnrily Interested in thc community exhibits and Individual ones, there are to 'be special departments for 4-11. club, home cc Adolf Hitler Bluntly Rejects Last Warning From Great Britain LONDON, Aug. 211 (m>)_The British government or- (leral a blackout of the entire London section iind all'sur- rounding nreiiK tonight and nmionnct'd thfit the blackout oMcr would stand until (he Europcnn cri fi i s i s determined. prepared has' ' A aupremu European crisis boenmo a matter of hours will n sliowflowii pi-obnblo tomorrow. Tlie tain, b, answer. . WCra "u K Backdown : by Poland or Bri- war. It appeared war would be the elimax with "»"««>nwd that . HitlSI hhmn, LhC -° l T iei , ll n f t fli!i " ews " &c " c > r "»"««>nwd that s 01 X ! ejected ht warning delivered to him per: wo V i r ,'M '' , A . mI ? BB ^w "onclofoon that Britain WOUKI IHJIH it I'olnml is invaded. Hitler left no doubt in Henderson's mind that the British government could not cause Germany " cnse tlic 2 ' ctm '» °C DnmiV and • v VP I n nni- of thc VcrsRilles treaty and give tnc Jicich "living room " , " WHS learned that the Gorman general staff estimated Mat it would completely crush Poland within two or three thrISls from Ulc Md ., , "" v outburst against Danzig. d c(i in.the Nazi pVess and by official reports that Polish batteries had fired V planed cnt-oute from Berliji'to- in consulate was swamped by into. danger zones . r zones King George hurried from Balmoral castle to reach Lon- '' test, with onomics and Future America members. Farmers of Mcnibcrs of these groups will vie for honors In soli products, livestock, poultry, clothing, foods, food preservation contests, woodwork, cooking and general sewing. The livestock, which each year grows and grows, Is expected lo attract thousands of visitors. There are first and second cash awards and ribbons for third honors In herefords, shorthorns, blnctt polled aligns, sweepstakes, work stock and swinc. In the farm and home department, there are contests for such field crops as cotton, corn nnci cgumcs, home cooking, meats, dairy ijnxlucl.5, horticulture, clothing .hrift sewing articles, laundry! louscholcl arts, food preservation! One of the most substantial cash prizes will lie llml of $25 for the winning home demonstration or 4-H club In Ihe collon dress style show. This Is open lo all club girls and women of Ihe comity over 18 years of ngc making and bearing a cotton dress. There arc three classes: house dress, street or church dress and party dress. These will be displayed in a, public style show. The general poultry show, spo- al educational exhibits, the art compctillve display for juveniles •i ml arlulis, and the floral con- cst, are other contests. The premium list has been built >y various agricultural groups, iti- ludtng the county agricultural agenls, the home demonstration igents, the 4-H club leaders, the Future Farmers of America, the "ounty Councils, and other Inter- stcil groups and individuals. In making public the premium Continued on Page 3 C r r "^l ™*' ™ rned to lenVB trS 3 war ! ' isk riiiotntions ° n In increasing war risk rates, especially to the Baltic •' v Sc K derT p"r ZOn(B ' L10J ; d8 , ^"ded Vm iasurS e \esscis uiKler the German or Italian flags. British newsiijupcrs wore recalling atait members from Gernu lo ^ olt such Legion Members Hear Capt. Phillips Talk Captain Wendell M. Phillips was (.he principal speaker al tlie meeting cl the Dud Cason post of (lie American Le s lon nt the Hilt last nlBht. Ills subject was "Obllsra- tlons of Ihe American Legion to Its Government In Preparedness." In discussing his subject he pointed out the number of things that thc American Legion Is doing every day to promote preparedness In an unsclllsh manner fcr the betterment of thc natlcn and its manhood at large. "Pacificism does not mean peace It means war," Capt, Phillips quoted He continued by saying that uii- prcparcdncss Invites atlack and in armed conflict the unprepared are destroyed. He pointed out that be- The committee en imperial defense met at 11' a.m. lo consider emergency military naval and air lorcc measures. In Egypt,.nn area of vital importance to Britain's empire communications,' all leaves of British arid Egyptian army troops were cancelled. British war ships of thc combined homo ana reserve fleets were ready lo man battle stations In tlie north sea. Regular army and territorial troops, engaged In maneuvers of nn unprecedented scope, were ready fcr nel!on. British freighters that dot the seven seas were hastening home with cargccs of wheat, cotton, foodstuffs, raw materials of all kinds for a war lime reserve. Grent Britain, it was disclosed, had given emergency orders for 22,500,000 pounds of beef from Argentina alcrie. Anti-aircraft gunners, aircraft cause democracies fear militarism All "-«lreraH gunners, aircraft they therefore limit It and restrict . <letecttcn ' cor P5, searchlight batter- It lo its minimum slrenclh ics nna olher emergency units- were It to its minimum strength. It was announced that O O Stircs of Ihe Cotton Belt railroad wculd give a five minute talk on "Transportation" nt the American Legion meeting Tuesday night First Bales Of 1939 Couoii In County Ginned Honors for growing the first bale of Mississippi County cotton to be ginned this season are divided. H P. Henson, of near Yarbro, and Bob crews Jr., of Reiser, each had a bale ginnned yesterday to give thc North district and the South district a lie for the honor. Mr, Henson grew 1>is Rucker No. 11 cotton on his farm one mile west of Yarbro which he planted April 24. The bale, ginned by Sternberg Gin, Is now on display In front of Borum's Drug store. Mr. Crews planted his D. and P. U 11 A variety April 10 on his farm near Kelser, where the cotton was ginned. emergency on 2-1-hour duty. Down in a closely guarded secret bombprcof underground office In London sat eight men'and 18 girl telephne operators taking an eight hour shift at the nerve center of the country's air defense ready to flash orders to defense units If In a European explosion a German bcinbing fleet crossed the coast, '•! Cows' Kicks In Dispute SAN FRANCISCO (UP) —After hearing expert testimony by veterinarians that a cow cannot kick backwards, but only sldewiys, the stale industrial accident ccmmls- sion rejected Ihe claim of a ranch hand for compensation. "Whereupon, E. F. Eberly of Norfolk, Nebraska, wrote the commission that lie had mere than 100 head of cattle many of whom could kick the legs off a person standing behind them. WEATHER Arkansas—Generally fair tonight and Thursday. , . Memphis and vicinity — Partly cloudy tonight; lowest temperatures 62 to 63; Thursday generally

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