The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 28, 1939 · Page 1
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 1

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, August 28, 1939
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28, 1939 __ Would These Keep French Tanks Onl U. S. Military Expert Gives Views On P o s s i b . European Conflict Nean'mj (he end of a tour ot <"f leading military nations or Europe, George Fielding Eliot, distinguished author O f "The Ramparts We Watch" ami outstanding American writer on military topics, cables Ihe following lucid survey of (lie liurop- ean "pre-war" dtuulion exclusively to (he Courier News. BV OKORGE FIELDING ELIOT (Written for NBA Service) ATHENS, Aug. 28.—If war breaks between Germany and Poland— The German probably will concentrate four-fifths of their available troops against the Poles honing to overwhelm Poland in from two to six weeks--meanwhile stand- Ing strictly on the defensive In the west. My guess is that any such offensive against Poland will bot down. 6 The best Polish allies are General Winter and General Mud Besides, the Polish army is''tough and will fight, German superiority Is insufficient to overcome all these. The main German attack probably will be against southwestern Poland, with secondary attacks on the Corridor from Pomerania and East Prussia. Tlie possibility of Germans attempting a military-political coup in Hungary and perhaps Rumania at the\same time must not be discounted—possibly accompanied b> an attempt, to seize Rumanian oil fields. With air infantry concentration, now massing in Silesia and Vienna, Germany could move eithei against Poland or down the Danube. England's Fighting Strength Excellent The chance of war now rests on Hie correctness of Germany's appreciation of the actual situation Germany's danger lies in overconfidence—first in ability to overwhelm Poland quickly and confront the western powers with this accomplishment to be followed tils picture was flown across the Courier News. the Alluntlc to NBA Service nnd 'cur air fleets nomliin strong as the line machines, it negotiated peace. Second, in .R.nj- uentrop's belief that Britain will not fight for Poland. Great Britain has mobilized her regular army reserve, enabling from four to six regular divisions, plus two armored divisions, to take the field at. once. 9 The BriUshi'ferntbnals are^p'artly mobilized at the moment, and are in the process of being doubled Twelve territorial divisions could be added in approximately CO days — highly efficient. Great Britain's ah- force is, in fact, the best air force in Europe. While it i s on ] y about two-thirds German first , ., is superior in stalf, training and experience. ... The navy's reserve fleet Is completely mobilized — to the' extent that It con control Germany in the North Sea nnd still spare reinforcements for western Prance while the Mediterranean air defense of the British Isles are in much better shape than last September, but not yet complete. Prance ami Poland Botli Very Strong France has the best army in Europe. Organization and leadership are magnificent. Three classes or reserves have been mobilized. Franc can put, sixty to one hundred divisions into the field im- medialely. . '" strength, Hie French air force noes not measure up to the British, but much progress has been made during the past year and is being made now. There is a deficiency in personnel as well as machines. The Polish army has an excellent staff, and both officers and men are of fine material and well instructed. The storage of artillery and equipment limits the number or divisions ready to take the field, but mobilization of classes 2fl to 28 brings the number of troops under arms to almost one and one-half million, or 30 fully equipped divisions. Fifteen reserve divisions are reasonably well equipped. Fifteen are cnly moderately so. In addition, there are fourteen cavalry brigades and some corps of artillery. Tlie Poles think that their shortage of heavy material is blanced "y bad roads and weak bridges ^ , C i 1 . wlU chcck Germany's use <>f their heavy materials. rhe Polish nlr force has good j'"°' s and mechanic.? and about - 20t> n '" dcrn P' a "W and some older iney are very short ot anti- strength— 1500 to 1800 plane.?— each lot yet attained. The German air force includes a 'oi-ce of air infantry with aboul 1COO troop-carrying planes, capable of handling 12 men each Half of the divisional artillery and most livislon trains arc animal drawn Cavalry divisions are in the process of organization, but there is a severe shortage of horses. The greatest weakness of the German air force is lack of experience In handling- large forn,,-i- lons. Also lack of h! s |, test E aso- nne for training-. The German navy Jia s very good ships and personnel. They might til' to cut loose ships to raid British sea lanes before war begins ns However, this may be affected adversely by reports of Spanish neutrality since use of Spanish ports would be vital to any such attempt. Balkan Annies Can Cause Heal Trouble 1 Italy remains a question 'mark both as to attitude in case of hostilities and military effectiveness I have not yet been in Italy, but opinions fathered elsewhere, Including Germany, do not alter my previously expressed views. ' Tlie Yugoslav army Is excellent in personnel, but short in ccmip- ment. They wilt not fight on the side of the Axis. Internal unity ue- tweea Serbs and Greats, just announced, gives Yugoslavia increased importance. 'Hie Rumanian anny is in the throes of reorganization, Humnn- serious factor 'at the Tlie Turks probably can keen the Bulgers quiet.. The Greeks will defend their frontiers if attacked, and may allow Great, Britain the use of their harbors. It is too early yet to predict the military effect of the Russian- German pact, but this much is true: the Poles were not counting on active Russian assistance any way— only on raw materials am perhaps some aircraft nnd mnra security. in is not n. moment. Newspaperman Give Answer To What War Will Mean OF 111! Public Office And fessions ffect' For ro- New York Cotton NEW YOfJK, Aug. 28 (UP)-Cotlon closed barely steady. Oct. Dec. Jan. Mnr. May Jul, open 853 837 821 810 801 78G high 853 837 821 81G 801 TOG low close 835 837 818 320 80-1 805 198 180 170 799 788 773 22. Spots closed nominal at 882, off New Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 28. (UP)— Cotton futures tumbled $1.05 to $1.25 a bale today in barely steady trading. Tiie market ivns under pressure because of the European pi) nn> :r,.« * situation. Oct. Dec Jan Mar. May Jul. open high low close . 865 8G5 845 343 . 850 850 827 823 . 833 833 812 . 825 820 808 , 313 813 797 790 '186 782 81G 808 707 782 Spots clcsed steady at 880, oil 1G. ' Stock Prices NEW YORK, Aug. 28. (UP) — Stocks rallied sharply today after an early decline. Leaders registered net gains ranging to two points AT&T Annconda Copper Associated D G . Beth Steel ICO 1-4 24 1-4 7 58 1-2 Seeing Air 17 7-; Chrysler '..'.'.'.'.'. 787-6 NEW YORK (UP)—An answer to the question, "what will happen to the average American in event of another world war?" is offered by five newspapermen In a book Just published. The authors emphatically agree that personal restrictions in n future war would be so drastic that there could be no comparison with (hose experienced in 1917-18. Actual confiscation of wealth nnd property Is called a "distinct probability." Persons having money would be iorcctl to buy government bonds; they would bo told what to eat and how ibuch, and civil liberties would'be In n state of "suspended animation." Tlie bosk, "When War Comes" (Qreystone), is edited by Larry Nixon. The authors are Elmer C Wnlzer, United Press financial editor; C. Norman Stabler, New York Herald - Tribune financial editor; Jack Foster, New Y«rk World-Tcle- llt{II?'V E ' <up £-™<> "it'ire holds tile hope for the Italian Jcw If liTs birth, rC " lnl " '" lho ""»' ot Following !„ the rcolslejx? of «s Axis partner, the Fascist state i™ i 10 *; ," mlc u ''HI'OsslMe for ,ZrJ , , OW m ' ll>l " 1 " B " iom ' <""' niKcs strict rwilnllons on other i'?'' lp> '' 11Wlt lllpy t ' a " ""• ortwcr - ™«l't In urgent .* «"' only follow their slous fcr Die exclusive benefit of the Jewish race. By a series of new decrees lust sstml, Jc«-s henceforth are forbidden tll( , rlgM (Q fo)|ow tli(j fealon of notaries. Journalism Is also a forbidden field except In Instances where, special permission Has been granted us In the wise of wnr veterans, etc. I'm' a large number of other protcsslons stringent n ,) cs Ile v c . "flcr will have to be observed, if they are not, the employe am be expelled permanently from his profession in extreme cases. Kvrn Tradesmen Affected Tlie professions affected are: Surgeon, pharmacist, veterinary obstetrician, engineer, architect accountant, attorney, tradesman' land surveyor, agriculturist, Lgd- cultural or business appraiser. To follow the normal pursuits or the aforementioned professions Kalian jews must, first of nil, notify authorities Hint they nro Jewish within a limited lime of n little over three weeks. Failure 'o do so may result In one month's Imprisonment or n fine amounting to approximately $150. At Itic same lime, Jews cense (o be mcin- ber.s of nil syndlcal associations judicially recognized, Following tills tt Is necessary that they get their names Inscribed in special professional lists. This Is more complicated. To have their names added to the lists of their profession they must: Be an Kalian citizen. Be of good moral conduct, nnd never have commuted net contrary to the interests of the regime and the nation. 'Be a resilient of the district They Elected To Wed 110 353-1 artillery. However, air raids precautions are well organ- ted In some industrial areas, but badly coordinated and spotty Germany's Army *' Has Weaknesses The German anny can b)J . 80 to 100 dmsions-not all fully equipped and with trained officers and non- Bond Refunding Law Petition About Ready LITTLE ROCK, Aug. 28 (UP)— Tlie Arkansas Taxpayers Associa- lion will end its campaign for -signatures on n refunding referendum petition this week State Senator Joe Kimzey said today. "We are going to finish circulation work about Friday," h c said "Then we will go to work checking the signatures against poll tax lists and file the petition with Secretary of Slate Hull about Sept 20." Barham Acquires Gin From Kelly Brothers STEELE. Mo., Aug. 28.—Tlie Kcl- Icy Brothers gin at Steele has been sold to Russell Barham, oivner of the Red Top gin at Blytheville Fred L. and P. L. (Jack) Kellcy, former owners of the gin, are to assist Mr. Barham temporarily. Kellcy Brothers have operated the gin for a number of years. The olTice will be in charge of Bob Lee Smith and P. L. Kelley. Mr. Smith was formerly connected the gin at Holbert's corner. Roaring.Forties Defined As Rushing of Years BRIGHTON. Sussex, Eng. (UP)— 'When a person gets to the age of !0, the years rush past with a roar- ng sound. This is known as the Roaring Forties." This schoolgirl "howler'' was by Miss E. Stoprord, head- --.— ».-.. icimiussioncfl nHlfitrf . —•*>•-» >i uo spread very thin. Landirchr J Uvh ""-"I" 1 by MiSS E ' St °P ford . head- Ions for the wesiern border "re If ° f St M ?7'* HaU ' Bri8h ' largc. uurucr arc ton, at a prize-giving contest large. Reserves of ammunition troop., are well trained and organized and administration is ejccelent Trans portatlon vehicles are for the most part commandeered civilian and wagons. The Germans now have ou 1,600,000 men under arms, plus another half million in nlr force and navy. The air force is divided Into Read Conner News WHIII Dr. M. L. Skaller ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF HIS NEW CLINIC ON TlfE 2nd Floor of The 1st. Nail, Bank Bldg. ;oca Cola General Electric General Motors 44 !-„ '.nt Harvester 4D 1-2 Montgomery Ward 45 W, Y Central 123-4 Packard 3 1.4 Phillips Radio . Schenlcy 33 7-8 5 1-8 10 1-2 Simmons 21 3-3 Soecny Vacuum .'.' 103.4 Standard Oil N J 30 7-8 Texas Corp 34 3-4 U S Steel 45 j_ 8 Livestock EAST ST.' LOOTS, III., "Aug 28 (UP)—Hogs: 11,200 Top, fl.OO 170-230 His., fi.40-G.55 140-1CO Ibs., 5.00-5.85 Bulk sows, 5.00-G.OO Cattle: 5,900 Steers, 8.35-9.60 Slaughter steers, 6.00-9.15 Mixed yearlings, heifers, 7.50-9.25 Slaughter heifers. G.00-9.75 Beef cows, 4.75-5.75 Cutters and low cutters, 3.50-4.50 Chicago Wheat Dec. open 695-8 10 high 697-8 70 low close 67 3-4 083-8 673-8 685-8 Chicago Corn Sept. Dec. open 441-2 45 high 451-4 451-2 low close 431-2 443-8 433-4 433-4 Policeman Errs at Lunch BURLINGTON, Vt. <UP)-A po- Icernan was suspended for "going mt to lunch without leaving a orwarding address." Whether this meant he forgot to punch the fmeclock .was not recorded. NU-WA Laundry-Cleaners Phone 180 For Prompt Laundry >nd Cleaning S«rvkt News Service, and Malcolm Lagan, New York Post. ' From their key positions, thesi newspapermen have drawn UJMI their experiences anil their study of world War conditions to presen a blueprint of what the civilian may expect if another great confitc sweeps the world. They alsa outline the probable effects on (he Individual in event of a general war wlilcl does not draw in the Untied States They present carefully conslderec answers to what war's cltcct wil be-on Jobs, salaries, property values stocks, • bonds, mortgages and insurance policies. These torccasts are.made: The tlran in a real war will not recognize sex. A wife mny be forced to accept service.nt the front us R nurse. •Nationalization of labor Is likely in event of a lengthy war. Rents will rise; clothing will be inferior but will cost more and transportation will be restricted. Each man, woman and child will have registration papers and will have to carry them at all times. Colleges will become rush order West Points; primary education will be sharply curtailed. A new kind of bootlegger will arise—one who sells forged cnrds lor fooil, for liquor, for n visit beyond a person's restricted district and for other liberties granted cnly by special government permission. Tlie concluding chapter is devoted to what will happen utter the war ends. Demobilization of industry and manpower is seen as leading to another worldwide depression. Possess (he established requisites of their profession. Must He Law-Abiding Those .who have been condemned for certain types of crime or have been ex|»llcd from their profession foe whatever reason cannot be inscribed in these lists. • At the same time, those who wish to'be Inscribed must present documents showing that they arc Italian citizens, with a certificnlc of residence, and-proof of their good moral, civil and political conduct. .Once their names have been afltlcd to Ihe special lists, disciplinary measures mny lie tiikcn against them If they do not live up to (he rules of their profession. The law calls for the constitution of a special commission which nIll review all such cases once a year. If "it deems necessary the employe can be suspended Irom his profession for a period not longer than six months, or have his name struck from the special lisls entirely. On the other hand, however, PHONE 205 FOKYOUU POULTRY Nice, fat hens and fryers & other poultry at all times. WE DRESS AND DELIVER FREE! STICKIER-GOODWIN CO. 40B E. Sfaln Pneumonia Toll Seen Reduced by 25,000 OLEVELANDToT (UP)-R«cent nilvances In the treatment of pneumonia should result in the saving ot 25,000 live., a year, believes Dr! C. A Window, national health authority, 'Piobably the two most remarkable advances in medicine In recent years," he said, "are the use of tulfapyrldlne and pneumonia scrum. Already the use or these drills lias saved thousands of lives," "p*ad Courier News "want tit. . .Wlille Georgia's Governor nivovs nnd John J. Maugham, of Bremen, On., fought each oilier in l^t ym .' s gubernatorial election tm« Cupid did a little campaign msnnglng of his own. The returns' show Cernldlne Hirers, a MeMcr or Ulc Governor, and John Munulmm, Jr., son of his rival, have eluded to marry. They are pictured after iJOUi fathers voted "Aye" on the engagement. the commission also will Investigate new applications nm) may nllow certain mimes to be Inscribed In lite lists where previous demands have been rejected. By tlio now laws Jews are also barred from any ncllvlllcs on the part of public bodies nnd C nn hoW no Important public offices. ncud Courier News want nds. DOES YOUR CAR Shimmy, Wander, Weave ' WEAR AWAY YOUR TIRES? ft's dangerous arid expensive to drive with Steering Gear and trout Wheels out of adjustment, KwplHir them In c&oil order Ls so simple and Inexpensive you should never trust to chances, . ADJUST STEERING GEAR COMVI.F.TF, STEERING GEAR ADJUSTMENT, in- cliullnc— adjustment of all Ball Socket joints — Uithleiilnj front Sprln* Clips and Stuck- les. (Parts Extra). FREE FRONT END INSPECTION (The above Includes a complete INSPECTION and REPORT on condition of Wheel Alijtnwent and factors affecting tire wear.) PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. G GE « * lj I * 5(h & Walnut Phone'810 LABORLESS DAY Take things easy—it's your day of rest! Lie in the. sun, relax with an easy conscience! No one can say to you, "Mother, you forgot to buy me some shirts." "You didn't get any salad." . . . "Why didn't you buy me a swim-suit?'' You didn't forget—you bought them all, in a single morning! For you're the kind of person who makes a list ..of everything she needs, from soap to slip-covers. Then, sitting in your easy-chair, you read the advertising in this paper. Then you go straight to those stores which have what you want. No dilly-dallying f or you, no running from shop to shop on aching feet. You know! 'And now, on your holiday, you can pat yourself on- the back: your family has their shirts, their salad and swim-suits, and uoit have a whole, peaceful holiday stretching ahead. For the newspaper "ads" have given you a laborless Labor Day!

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