The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 4, 1939 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, September 4, 1939
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VOLUME XXXVI—NO. 142. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS — ' THB DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORtHJ*BT ARV- AWB « .„„ „„,„ ^ ' > *-T W ' *- / Bljlhevillo Courier Blj'lhcvJlle Herald _BLYTVlLLti. ARKASAS, Y, SEPTEMBER -1, 193<S BIG POWERS' URST BLOWS STRUOUfp BritishSteamer, German^Freighier Are Destroyed Pnlde NT-»«;« "D^j-U DROPI Illlllfmnil ti ••• i T» i , "^r^T7~— .—^_^__ •* Poles, Nazis Both Claim Success In Border Skirmishes r, J ubil an"y celebrate* T entry Great Entam and France into the war One report reached Warsaw that the Poles hud rccpp • e , imp -'' bl!lt city of Cxestochovn, a famouJ relfcfou, and an important junction on the southwestern fron" on e sou Government announcements said that" lta M S hatl .- ! ' elilkc11 Orlow itlld corridor sector. Zbaszynn wns slovmed nnd from the cl f v V the Gc ™««» back at one point on iut ° aml indudin ' The government charged that German aircril'l uw^ Ci 1' l^tUT which .IS ami machine gunned. CZECHS AID POLES Roosevelt Talks To Nation By Radio; Neutrality Law Change Anticipated BY M'U; c. WII.SON United p rcss S i air Correspondent P,1 V 1 S !™ GT 9 N ' Sept. 4. «,P>- , the government announced today still i™ ?. raclai ™ l « m »rg«l Czechs and Slovaks, still undei domination ot the swastika, to do everything in their power to b-abotae_ e _the_Germ il n war machine! -^p^Qr ' CLAm .CIVILIANS ACTIVE'.'.. , ' " BERLIN Sept. 4. (UP)— German troops smashed their way deeper into Poland today, an army ortZffie S ™*S^S t %& valaM that polish <*«*™. deal), 6 Lnffv' f Wai ' n ^? sures ,wei-c decreed, including the f a v°«Img nuhtary service, following the ' decluration of France. r agaimt Gci ' ma " J ' b - v Britain and !9 erma »y remained 'on the defensive h " e °» the . western frontier and con- quick, decisive victory centrated everything, on Poland. Four trainloacls of wounded German 'soldiers WPW have arrived at Bratislava from the PolishTont Says Preliminary Report Will Be Made At Farm Bureau Meeting A preliminary report of the nudft- UM. Misslssl PP f Ciunly books for 938, uo-,v being: done by the auditing department of the Arkansas Comptroller's office, will be made ot the meeting of UlB Mississippi County Farm Bureau Thursday nfght at, Osccola, It was nnn:unc«l today by Charles R. Coleman ol Osceola, president of the group Auditing of the books, which is being done according to schedule was endorsed by the group in «' public statement made in the carlv summer. Reports of Ihe Farm Bureau meetings recently held in Memphis will be discussed by B. H. Burns and D. S. Lantrip, county agricultural agents, and R. W. Schroeder, assistant agricultural agent. Friends, as well as members, have been invited to the meeting by Mr Coleman. The affair is to be held No Doubt But That Summer I s Still Here ! m 0 H ,r heat may be made today with the official weather thermometer at 98 degree? nl " C0>Clo aud £lil1 M sprng For the past week, the weather has been unusually hot with <M Sundft Sau 'r<iay Records of Samuel P and 9G Jor Norrh cfficlal weather observer, show lhat the last week of August nnd fir" week of September In 1935 were record breaking days, so far s s the heat was concerned During the siege of Paris bv the Germans In 1870, 65 ballrons departed from that city carrying a total ol 238 passengers and 12 tons of letters. Death Toll For Holiday Below_20Q By United Press The nation, intensely preoccupied with war through its radios and newspapers, celebrated Its three- day Lab:r pay weekend with max- iimim caution which had held the accidental death toll below 20D at noon today. A United Press snn'cy of the 48 states and District of Columbia revealed that 101 had died by violence. Automobile accidents led all other causes with 112 deaths - nd summons of congress o special session were Judged today to be but mailers of hours alter President Roosevelt's appeal for national unity and adjourn ment of parLlsnnslilp. Mr Roosevelt warned !u hb , m - onnl radio address last night lhat our peace is endangered. .Y , ,! mllllllcs '' c was informed hat the British liner Attain was torpedoed and sinking 200 miles oir the coast of Ireland with l 400 -Mssctigers, Including many Americans, aboard, / The president implied that iso- allon from wo ,. !cl events , m )m . possible but renewed his pledge to his B \var C » y e "° n '° " kCC|) ° M ° f His address seemed also to suggest similar protection to 21 stster American republics of (he western hemisphere on the theory thai our safety fs dependent on theirs. As long as It remains wlthtn my power to prevent," he said, here will be no blackout of peace m^ the United States. "Let no man or woman thotHil- tely or false :talk of Xmerfcn a ''" lfcS S British Vessels Sink Geti|an Ship Off South -America MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, SepTT (UP)-Tho Qernmn roighter Olmthi was HU nk; by Ihe .11 ritis , cr L Aax today in the south Atlantic,! it mw announced hi c J 'Ihe freighter, bound for Hamburg with ceroi h iiml r-,m rcpSt'ed.' 8 T Jvors wcrc qn,,H o °* n ? d by lho boulh American Steamship company After ordering the cre\y -to abandon ship the Aiax shelled the freighter until % stink. J •''• ' ' tered UftEMBN l ' r "- Dentation cen- n report given wide Circulation vcstcnl v l i Bremen had been seized, two nava ws els known to have been ,,, United States coastal waterfd'sa,™ Wednesday mght «nd were believed to have fo llo cd the Bremen, one of the largeat pimenger MAKE FLIGHTS" OVEH GKKSIANY and western Germany being tol'teh"' lh ° ministry of inf 9: rl ™tioM said i In He said our safety was bound up with Ihe safety of the western fiermsphere and the adjacent .seas iherc was no indication whether Mr. Roosevelt Intended to avii! himself of Pan-American conference machinery for consultation in event any nation considers its peace to be jeopard- zed. A western hemisphere neutrality pact—excluding -Canada- could develop trom • such , consultation. Mr. Roosevelt last year pledged himself to ntd Gnna'da " her territory were Invaded. His address pledged national neutrality but absolved Individual Americans from being neutral in thought, as well. "Even a neutral," lie said, "has light to take account of facts. Even a neutral cannot- be askert to close his mind or his conscience." shortly came news of the Athenin. Tlie president's speech, short- waved to the world in six lan- ruages, followed a Sunday of anxious official activity. After repeated presidential conferences wl»n department heads, a White House spokesman said the neutrality ^reclamation deadline was G pm tomorrow night. It, may come any .(me between now and then. Delay until Ihe last moment, might or might not facilitate hurry-up shipment of arms and munitions but, especially of idr- BOMBS FALL, IN , ~". 0 l,,,* shootings and suicides lor the remainder. nn^, > ', i States borders. Manufac- accountcd hirers have tremendous French -ind British orders. The question of a, special session probably will not be disposed of until after proclamation of the neutrality act and of our neutrality objectives. Congress refused last session to consider administration amendments to the act to Heads Of Wan-ing C. I. 0. And A. F. Of L. Factions Make Statements WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 (UP) — Rival leaders of American labor appealed today for cooperation in solving the nation's basic Ills especially business "stagnation and unemployment" as they reported their organizations had made tremendous strides during (he past "?ar. A. P. of L. President William Green urged "every element in the nation's economic life to Join together In the coming year nnd try to solve our problems in a spirit of tolerance and reason." C. I. O. President John L. Lewis said that the C. I. O. "seeks only the welfare of the people as a whole" and declared that "labor- Ing people, professional people and farmers have bread common Interests that transcend any difference." c o enable any customer with money nnd a ship for transport to purchase munitions of all kinds here. Such amendment in practise would be assumed to favor nations con- Itollmg the seas— France, Great Britain and their, aily, Poland, in this instance. The president would ask the ra- pcctcd special session to revise the neutrality stntute to remove all mandatory embargoes That a bitterly contested issue in ssue tlic session just closed. The president's plea for an adjournment <,f partisanship-politics — was read here as an appeal to congress to support this keystone of administration foreign policy now that war actually has hit Europe., News of sinking of the Athenin with more than 200 American cltl- zc-ns aboard jarred officialdom last »l9ht. It almost Inevitably will be a factor in final determination of the neutrality contest between congress and the While House Just as the slnkln? of the British liner Lusitania weighed heavily In shaping American public opinion M years ago. The Lusltaula torpedo caused the death of 126 Americans. rcslimc that Italy wn la ' > ° f IT "4* *™MM i™ ships W- would be safe and her neutrality would be-resucct- r irapcci- eel by her axis partner Germany. c , OK MINE reported at ,Zn l ° mgllt ' nthe Dl 't<* anti-aircraft gS lepoued. Ihe planes jvere Hying .toward the British Tales. " WE W[LL SWA1 '" Suit Will Challenge Validity Of Slate's Beer Tax Statute LITTLE nooicTsairt. 4. - Im oiMuliiienl of leer taxes liii|ioscil lho Nybers Act niitll the Supreme Court can title ou Ks vnlldity w'lll lio sought In n s\ilt uUncklnit lie net which .will be filed In Pu- laskl circuit Court this wc ok Ted McDantelH of North Ullle Hock president or Ihb Arkansas Ueei mill Confectionery HoUill Assocln 'Ion, sold yeslcriluy. • • ' Mr. Mcpnnlcls snld Individual ncnibers njul uot llio nssoclntloh ni'c spoiiGorhig the suit, 'llic suit will clmllcngo lho ncl on tlio sround lhat slnte Scnnlor Paul aiitcnsohii, who cnsl Ihe deciding vole, W ns seated on itpnoliUiiiciit by Qovernor nnllcy nnd ^ not by nn cleellcii. 'Hie aiiiircine Court In voiding the emergency clnnso (o uovct'iioi- nnlley's rcnindlng -nro- Brniii held Mr. Qittciisohu was not n kenl member of the 3cnalo Tlio state's wholesale hccr ilcnl- ora, collectors of the new tax, hnvo 5CO.COO on linnil, representing' funds collected since Uiey Insl settled with Hie stnto August 10, Mr, Mo- Dnnlcls said. The lax, < cllcctlve Juno 8. produceil $139,000 . In rov- cimc Ijcfcrc August 10, olalnia oil this sum, pnyuWo should- 'lho act be held Invnlld, ,wl)l fllcd'nt'an oMlcc in t!, e pyramid .building which the ns-soclntlon hits opened ho snld. . Ilie Nyberg Act, which (3 ex- peeled to produce about $1,000,000 nnniiRllr, nnprotirlntcj $300,000 nn- ntmlly for the University ot Arkansas Medical School und finuis for the stnle tuberculosis sanatorium and the slate Henllli nnd Welfare Dcpnflmenls. Freiic " PARIS GERMANY tool Skfort ° in Ber!in a!1(i German tanos th f P f Sh C ™H' the dis Pal«h aai 1 mlles fr0m Berlin. also announced there' were "indica- t - . ere were ndica- of serious disorders in the last few days in sovml Hull And Edison Discuss Probabilities With President Roosevelt WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 (UP)— Secretary of State Conlell Hull ond noting aecrctpry of Navy Charles Edl.TOii conferred today with President Roosevelt on Ihe possibility of providing United States navnl vessels to convoy American liners bringing Americans from Europe's war zone. Hull and Edison remained with Prescient, Roosevelt, nearly hall nn hour. Edison said the conlerence lind touched on many.-other phases of American irollcy Involved In the European conflict-. All Alive Aboard Torpedoed Steamer Reported Rescued Hy Dnllcil I'riiss Mn E»«W's srait wm- spread swiftly today to the high •on3 >1 'nSl!m itl 'qii lil \ 01 ' A ' llClli ' 1 ' Cfm ' yh * al)0 » L L400 per- witi'n, mcllul! ". g 314 Americans, was torpedoed and sunk luioui win-mug j>y n.Gernmii submarine, it was announced ™°. ^,^™$*™™»<*a »" .«*cue of all killed by d , ououncc(i lll ° »"nck as n viotaUon'of pledged war word. l(r !' " . 1 ' a(!io ""W'lawt in Berlin denied that a Bn wibmnrinc torpedoed the ship, 250 miles off the lM I n 1 «n 8t r L p nl ° C lhe , A< M™»& Winston Churchill uie House of Commons that the shin "was certainiv torpedoed without tlie sllglitcst .wnrnlng" ttfls certalnly nr iftlvi S m ' s 8i . nki , n 8.waB.nlao denounced in the House ol Louis us "nn act of piracy" and both houses of nnrlia- " of Mcainvhile Frimcc began military hostilities against Oormaiiy on the Uhineland front and the British home fleet ' minhe H' , ' c n mined the Hi Itic sea and other approaches to her coast ' Ll '" C l8tcp to the German noolInu . n eran o e Ge people telling tliom Hint tlic word of Adolf Hitler was ' lie im , 1 - « e solemn pledges time and again was broad- ca^.:oyor and over to .Germany ' , lcnflcta on Gevmtin eit!c s- The s explained to the German population, the' general a ^ iCj '^ Ur gOVenmeilt ' ^ ils ^ urffhhr. i» , gmien but not with the Germna people," the leaflets' said. "We do nof-be-' icvo you oven liiiow what is happening." Jhcre wore air rnid nlnnns throughout the German Rhmetand apparently due to the P lanes\h-opping leaflets l he London stock exchnngc wns closed indefinitely lho wnr office announced 'that nil regular forces in the Afi|ican colonies had been mobill/ed I lie Rritlsli press began denouncing Hitler 'as Vrnur- lerer n nd a "dangerous criminal." r»- ir i ra i tl "' n r ms , catlsed thou sands of persona to rush their beds n, London fn fear of Nazi bombing attacks vluch, howeyer, did not materinlize. ."lams al! d «?™topments'was the Athenia government's spokesmen sought to )in directly onto a German submarine attack h»< <LM\ ^ thC A - lle " ia was • bound for America, and HIS could not be carrying even supplies for England, was Ued as increasing public indignation which Churchill <aid 'weiV'eSr'' 1 ^ ^ ^ Ulnt ^ ° f the <~ The sinking brought home to the British people for the first time the fact that they really were in a grim and ter- nine struggle. Investigate Bombing Of BiddleY Residence WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 (UP)— The slate department said todny llml It Is Investigating circumstances surrounding the bombing >f Ambassador Anthony Blrtdlc's ionic ncnr Warsaw nnd the slnk- !)g of the Athenln. It wns said at the department hnl In the case cf the bombing of Blddle's summer home by n Qor Liner Queen Mary Reaches New York NEW ' YORK, Sept, •). • (UP)Tho Queen Mary, flagship of Great Britain's merchant mnrlno, raced Into p:rt todny nftcr a nervc- wrneklng crossing of the Atlantic durlnft-which she kept a constant guard for enemy submarines.' Tlic big liner cnrrlnl the largest passenger list of her history—2,33 pensons, some 200 of wlurA slep on cols. It also carried $4-155000 tn gold. nan plane that the matter,, wns elng Investigated and all ssemblcd. Galual NOTEBOOK bj Samuel F. Norrlj Hog Prices Climb On Kansas City Market KANSAS CITY, Sept. 4. (UP)Hog prices on Ihe Kansas City mnr kct increased from 30 to 60 cent, a hundred pounds today and trade cited war eruditions In Europe i Hie cause. The rise restored II facts | $7 top at „..„_ llu tefore the seasonal decline. New 185,000 Overpass Over Frisco Raiiroad^AtTYarbro . Life Begins At Elmwood Dr. W. A. Grlmmett was chuckling yesterday over fhe fact that he delivered a baby at Elmwood cemetery. Ho was mighty surprised when the telephone rang and he was told to come to the cemetery. Now doUors are more or less accustomed to unusual experiences in the course ol their dally practice, but n call to the cemetery . . . that WAS something! However, the call came from Clyde Haynes, caretaker of the cemetery who occupies a hcuse nearby. A short lime after Dr. Grini'metf, arrived Mr. arid Mrs. Haynes became the parents of a fine new baby boy. The little fellow weighed over eight pounds. American Airways Cancells Flights NEW YORK, Sept. 4 (UP) — American Airways today announced It was cancelling nil flights to Prance and Great Britain because of the war. '•'•••' WEATHER Arkansos—Parlly cloudy, scattered thundersliiB-ers in east portion, not quite so warm lit northwest portion tonight; Tuesday partly loudy. Atemphls and vicinity — Local lumdershowers tonight, ocolcr to- fjht and Tuesday.

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