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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 5, 1939
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS • T11E DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST'' ARKTANSAO .«„ „ 1-»~<* I f K^ VOLUME XXXVI—NO. 143. NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BlylhevlHc Courier Blylhevllle Daily News - — ——— _ Hiythevllie Hernia _Mtobrig^vnUey nmder BLYTHBVIU.E!, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, RRI'TIOMBRR 5, 193!) BY ci.iiTonn r,. DAY United ). rcss stall' Corrcspoiulont LONDON, Sept. 5 (UP)—Survlv ors of the British liner Atlieiiiu said today that a submarine torpedoed the ship without warning nnd afterward cnme to the svir- face and fired two shells at it- ns the crew allied passengers Into lifeboats. Three rescue ships arrived with survivors, Including hundreds of Americans and Canadians. Two arrived nt Greenoek, Scotland, nnd one, tile Norwegian freight steamship Knute Nelson at Galway, Ireland. It was estimated that nearly 400 were landed at Greenock nnd up to 800 nt Galivay. But no doubt was left that Sectmcin Declares Submarine Crew faithlessly SMkdS^d^A, lV .. . '"ere had been n disaster. Some "Several times thirlniMhn «M,f n™i i,™ ..,..,;.. ' ' \ ' .. ' : there had been a disaster. Some were killed in the Ilrsl explosion, others perished In (lie sea ns rescue ships tried to save them. Ambulances and surgeons waited both at Oreeiiock and Galway to take care of the wounded among (lie distraught-, scantily dressed, oil slmned, penniless, men women and children. John MeEivmi, storekeeper of the Athenin, said at Greenock: "I was wltli my chum In our cabin at 7:3fl p. m. (Sunday) when «'o heard a tcvrlfle bang. "We knew at once what it was. (Some of the Athenfa crew were survivors of the World War submarine attacks.) We put on lifebelts and went to our boat stations. "Several times during the night, "'lien we were In the life boat, we hoard Die submarine passing below "She remained on the spot for several hours after sinking us. "The conduct of the passengers was magnificent. "I don't knew how many were killed on the ship but the talk on the way over here would seem to Indicate thai there were SO killed then. "There was n great deal of smoke where the torpedo struck Use Alh- eniii. There was an internal explosion. "But through the smoke we saw the submarine break the surface and betorc we knew where we were hail turned her fun on us mid nral two shells. "Every bout was away within-an hour after the explosion, "The ship at ink listed bridly when the explosion occurred. Tlien she righted herself nnrt began to BO down slowly by HIP hond. "When everybody was in boats and had gone nwny one boat v/ss seen to > turn back. We leni jjed ntterward that n. woman on boprd on whom nn operation lind been performed hnd keen left, aboard Die Athenin. Tlie'bont \vcnt Utick and brought her olf. , Survivors •ridiculed the Idea, that tlie Athenla could have struck' (i mine. Several said that after firing the torpedo the submarine released a "gas" shell. , '•, Severn! members of the crew B»!ii hey .saw l!u> submarine at u dis ImifB of about 100 yards. Another put It nl a miaita' of n mile. | AW,. Seaimm II. Dillon said the lorepdo stnick the Athenla amidships lit about No. 0 hutch • Several members of the crew said t«'o slirih were fired nt the ship. . 'A little while before tho survivors inmltti, navou Ernst von Well- sneckcr, smrlary of slntc of the aernmii foreign ofl\ce, nssurcd Alttfniuler C, Kirk, chnrgc d'Atlnlrs 01 the Aini'ilcan embassy, that tUe Oorrann navy hud hnd no purl In the disaster.) • • Able seaman Dillon's story, and a description or the scenes after the attack, iiiiulc It evident that the death toll would prove heavy Dlllcn said-. "All the Athene's Hfu honU were munched within HH hour mid n quarter. "Three other members of the ;row and 1 hnd clwrte of one bout, "It contained 52 women. "When the Norwegian ship (Tlie Kimto Nelson) came to our rescue wo drew nlongstdo nnd mndc fust. But our bout got under llm stern 5f the vessel ami wiw struck by the propeller. The bollom WHS knocked our of our bout, Several In our boat were killed ami (here were only about seven or elfjlit Mirrlvwt altogether In our bent." The Southern cross Dispatch [old of tho scene which was presented when tile arrived to Join the Knulo Nelson In rescue work: Ufebonte (lotted over a rough, Jiiooji shewn sea. , . . nates bum- Hit' . . . shouts nnd screams for nel|) coming r r0 m every direction • . . « llfebonl cnpsfcliiK, most of Its people being saved ... a yomm mctliei-, rescued from (his boat sitting ilnzccl for n mmillo imd tliwi Jumping ln(o HID sea with the despairing shriek "my baby I" Tl'.oso on tho ynchl watching helplessly,, busy In tending others us victim nftcr victim sank beneath Iho waves . , . people sitting waist, deep, quietly, In overfilled lifeboats which GCtilwl .slowly in tho writer ... A Russian Jewish couple, go- Ing to a new home In America, watching ns Midi- two young nona went down , . . survivors with clothes torn off, blnck with grease barefooted, penniless . , , nwl smiling ns those on the yacht tmlied to them ... "The crow of t!io Alhcnia behaved maivclously." the dispatch raid.- "The passengers wero heroic, •loralo was perfect ... we have lone through a night of horror without precedent." The two rescue ships which arrived at Qrecnock, 20 miles west rf Glasgow nt Iho mouth of the Clyde, were first, to Innd their wrvlvors. ninbulnncca were awaiting to take Injured to hospital?. Women nnd children looked from the ships' decks, pathetically, many with arms In n silng. Tliey cheered however, its Hie ships approached, Iho guarded dock They asked tot-newspapers nnd. an nlr raid warden " handed them nbotird. « * * • * * IN CONFLICT ^^^^_ • »»* «•*».. — French Germansln FrontLmes^More Ships Sunk Boom Of Artillery MWll^ Boom Of Artillery Fire Is Heard In Capital Of>oland >.-..«. rrttLkjti^i Ml Lt; LUUil V Distant thuds of heavy guns and'the clatter of machine gun (,re brought the war even closer to Warsaw than did foiu days of aerial bombardment by German war planes rW^T 'TT « e ''° leavinfir the ci( y !lntl highways were clogged with traffic of a populous making an "orderly t-> "CUcit'lQTl, • J'•• CLAIM AIR :VICTORIES hpf»~n w ' Se!)t 5 ,-; UP )-Germain airplanes in combat between Warsaw and Lodz this morning shot clown 11 Po- nsn planes, it was announced officially. German losses were not stated. unm TM " ITLER VISITS WOUNDED ith >, IN V Sept 5 ' .<UP)-Fuchi-er Adolf Hitler, who is " eM1 frm '° h ' ' visit « ! n Potend ' oi n' S aboanl n a hospitnl lrai » wht * was on its back to Germany, German wnr correspondents at Hitler's headquarters i-eporlcd. <-»ihai.uii litle n the . cor ™ s P on d™ts reported from tho Polish conversed with wounded men individually. GERMAN DISORDERS REPORTED . PARIS Sept. 5. (UPJ-Scrious disorders werc !! 7uriS ' l °{?" c ' 1D " McfW '»-f «?d Essen regions of in /uneh dispatches to the French radio agencv Di ' i I L»u U U II I |_ | mmm City Council Extends Invitation To Arkansas Power & Light Company The Blytlicvllle city council Inst IShl unniilmoiisly adopted a resolution Inviting the Arkansas Power and Light Company to make a~sflr- vey of ihU city to ascertain the feasibility of ; ..serving Blythevlllc " ' ' ••• ' .. natural: gas!; \Vhile no statement : mode publicly by officials of tlie Arkansas Power and Light Company, which is the bigg corporation in Arkansas nnd is headed by Harvey Conch, it is im- ticipatecl that the Another German Ship Is Destroyed; British Freighter'*Also Lost LONDON, Sept. 5. (UP)-f Reports were received here today that in addition to the'German steamer Olirnla simk oil Brazil by British cruisers, the German steamer Crirl lias been sunk. SlflFF OF CITY SCHOOL Seven Instructors Elected By Board To Fill Vacancies BRITISH SHIl'DOWN LONDON, Sept. 5. (UP,)-.-T!ic ministry of information announced tonight a report tlmt the British steamship Bosnia had been sunk and tKiit all hands hnd boon rescued by « ^onveginnitanker,p.^t u. fireman named Woods. llic Bosnia, owned by.-the v Oiiiinn!' White Slrii' litie wiis a cargo liner of 2,-IOO tons. ••'- ' _ _,.».. ..ui, i.jjgjjv VJVKI- . * ' pany, which is the biggest utility i TOKYf) <?«,»(• c~ mmnr77~T" corporation in Arkansas nnd is ! ( , U ! . U ' ., bc l )L °- (UP)— 11)6-.-,Japanese foreign oflice >in-irt/t^ v,,t T_T „. . ... mnrtu ' im*mo11if *\^H)l,-,,l il,_ A „.* - n ... . " * Should the Arkansas Power and Light Company undertake the survey it will be the first definite step of any kind toward a possible nat- .. . . —.-,e gn o ce formally notified the American, British -French Po wfli > rao ag . Disorders also were reported in Bohemia and Aloravia • . i- - -"n in *_njii^uii<i (lll 1,1 'ViO ly at Prague and Pilsen. the dispatches saifk •—• Stock Prices NEW YORK, Sept. 5 (UP)-The American public climbed aboard the stock market today and prices -soared five to 25 points. Trading was the heaviest since Oct 10 1937 The five million share mark was crossed early in the last hour. Demand lor stocks centered on the war 'babies' and gains werc registered in steels, sugar, chemicals, textiles and airplanes. A. T. & T. 1 61 , Lg Anaconda Copper ... 38 5 8 Associated D. G 131 Beth. Steel '.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. 82 3-4 Boeing Air 2 G ' Chrysler '.'.'.'.'. 831-8 Coca- Cola | ' 107 General Electric 391-4 General Motors ... '.'.'. 511-2 Int. Harvester Ci 1-8 Mont. Ward 48 N. Y. Central .;.,.'" IB 1-8 Packard A ! Radio " , ' Schcnley """• ,3 , ] Simmons H 5-8 48 3-4 >cony Vacuum Standard of N. j Texas Corp. U. S. Smelt ;„ ' ' u. s, steel...::::::;::;;; $3.4 NEW YOHK, Sept Cotton closed steady. "Pen high Oct 886 900 Dec 870 RRQ J«n 857 Mar.. 845 840 5. (UP)— close July 828 878 877 804 849 low 850 833 839 820 818 765 875 864 860 852 837 821 Sp.ts closed nominal Ht 925, up 38 Chicaffo Wheat open high low close Sept. 81 3-8 81 3-8 81 3-8 83 3-8 Dec. 81 7-8 81 7-8 81 1-8 81 7-8 Neutrality Of U.S. Is Proclaimed WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 (UP)The United States served formal notice on the world today that it Is determined to maintain « strict neutrality In the European conflict. President Roosevelt signed a proclamation of neutrality shortly before 1 p. m. it was Issued under terms cf international law. This proclamation was not required by the nation's neutrality legislation. Later in the day the state department Ls expected "to issue a presidential proclamation invoking an embargo on arms, munitions and implements of war to belligerent nations. That step is mandatory under the neutrality statute which Mr. Roosevelt desires congress to revise. President Roosevelt acted with unprecedented speed In declaring American neutrality, lie acted approximately three and a half months quicker than did President Wilson In similar circumstances during the first World War. Wilson did not formally declare our neutrality then until November 13, 1914. That conflict started the first day of August, 1014. In 1929, during Hie administration of Harry Brown as mayor, the cfly granted n franchise to the Cherokee Public Service Company for natural gas and .in 1530 durlno- thc administration of Nelll Reed ns mayor, the city declared the franchise breached because of nonperformance and collected a Ssooo bend posted for such performance. It Is assumed that In the event natural gas should be brought t Blytheville that It would I )e piped across the Mississippi river in view of the fact that a natural gas line near Riplcy Is much closer to Bly- tlieville than the line west or iJonesbcro. SAY GERMANS DON'T WANT \VA ^SSv^it S l re°' - (UP) ~ T!le ''"dcueiutent f Iho narlv -- mess ? writtc " eve of the outbreak or i,n i-- j. o e oure hostilities, said hat Adolf Hitler was going to wn,- w Poland against the will of large masses of the population., German workers do not want this war, 1 ' the messngc said. German peasants do not it. Although we love our native country we have nothing in common with tho llrflcjfim vnmmn " present regime." Blood Poisoning Is Fatal To Woman, 63 BASSETT, Sept. S.-Mrs. Couurn 63, died frcm blood poisoning last week at her home on the Haskett plantation. A rusty nail caused the infection which resulted in blood poisoning. Burial was at the Bassett cemetery. Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 5 (UP)— Cotton futures following the lead cit slocks and bonds rose $2.00 to 52.50 a bale today in steady trad- Three Persons Treated For Heat Prostration MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 5, (UP)— Three persons were treated for heat prostration at hospitals yesterday as the temperature soared to 39 degrees. It was thc hottest day of Sept thc year here. ' r> r ' ing. Oct. Dec. Jan. Mar. May open . 872 . 858 . 854 . 850 825 high 910 900 879 888 864 856 loiv 862 847 858 840 831 808 close 888 878 871 860 850 834 „,„ „, closed steady at 825, up 41. Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS, 111., Sept. 5 (UP)— Hogs: 10,700, Top, 8.00 170-230 Ibs., 7.50-7,85 HO-160 Ibs., 6.75-7.25 Bulk sows, 5.65-6.85 Cattle: 5,350 Steers, 8.00-9.90 Slaughter steers, G.50-10.75 Mixed yearlings, heifers. 8.00-9.15 Slaughter heifers, 6.25-10.25 Beef c:ws, 5.50-650 Cutters and low cutters, 4.00-5.00 Gracly Manning And W. D. Brnnham Perish In Lake Hamilton Chicago Corn 5^4 u LI HOT SPRINGS, Ark., Sept. 5. (DP)—Orndy Manning:, 47 president of thc Southwest IKtel Company, and W. D. Branham, 40 advertising manager and secretary of Uie Arkansas Democrat, drowned late yesterday In Late Hamilton when their speedboat capsized Both men lived at Little Rock. Wives of the two men, clininng to life preservers, were rescueS by fishermen who saw the speedboat turn over while making a sharp Manning, prominent srtortsman, business and civic leader in Arkansas, was secretary-treasurer of the Little Rock baseball club of the Sruthern Association. His hotel company owns and operates thc Continental Hotel at Kansas City. Jie Albert Pike, Ben McGehee an-' Marion Hotels at Little Rock, the Will am Len at Memphis and other holstelrles at Hot Springs and Vicksburg, Miss. Brahham was affiliated with thc :appcr publications at St. Louis before going to Little Rock In 1327. Funeral Rites Held For Mrs. Roy Hayden BASSFIT, sept, 5.-Funcral services have been held for Mrs Roy Hayden who died of typhoid fever at her home on'the HasRett plantation. Burial was at Bassett ccm- Labor Day Death Toll Near 270 Announcement, of the faculty members for the city's ivhltc puljllo schools which cpeu Monday' wero announced lodny by W. D, McOlltr- km, superintendent,' folloivlnsf' a meeting .of tlrcsphoql, board .lust nlehl la" eleH Ueaciiers to fill, seven vacancies on HID sfntf of-Instructors. Final nrir.::gs;;!».».!s for UK opening at school have Iwen made. Mr. reminded freshmen In lilgli school that they arc to register nt ulna o'clock In the morning nnd that upper classmcri will Heavy Fighting On Fortified Frontier Anticipated Shortly Cnr.! l n,., a rc '' ollt ot ' « violent explosion at a fnclory at FnednchHlmfcn, home l0 f the German /eppclii! lino nr p f '"T - Vns > : . n wnited from the .great, AlagimXr •hue of France, whnro.w Vat military exuwta cklkd Hi« best ' - • ~ "K tlie TicVv*.Gcrtnnti 'liiic. tl!'' 0 | Fl ' e | IICil tl( '°" a ' moy ^' '"to''their front line'trenches each"side* m ' 1CS witlc ' b . otweo »./''o mniii ( fortifications on Holli I'uris. find Berlin agreed,. however, . addition to the high school . that the Polish government is planning to oyncuntc VVnrsaw and make its hendu'arters in some other liccome principal of the elementary school nt, Oallatln, Tcnn, Mr. Bcs- wlck has done graduate -work at Ocorgc Peabody college nl Nashville, Tcnn., from which school ho will receive his Master's degree next summer. Miss Louise Shaver of Little ttock, graduate of State Touchers college id Conway. has been given a contract to replace Miss Betty Pegg on the junior high faculty. Miss Pcgg resigned to remain nl her home In Oklahoma. Miss Shaver hns previously laiijjht. In the Smnckover school. Also on Hie Junior high facility will be Miss Virginia Williams, of Ptalycc, who will succeed Mrs, Stlckmon, n last year sub- By United Press The country's week end olxserv rnlrn nf T I r> ""•"., , u,«j l( ui.n.Rulvil, ll mil VClll 511IJ- by cvrnl^nT i* ° Vm "" ) ° WWl! •'"""*• 6llc nlso "* ft e rn * ratc of «y events abroad, caused fewer st<u c Teachers In Comvay and has dav 'Yno^vplV'". ri r ri " B ""i l10 "; lltld l' revl <>us experience in the Mori aay last jear, a survey sliowed rll'lon Jtmtcr high school. today. A tea n ™ I tics last John Ed James comes here from '" Jonesboro to replace John Samuel Morris Jr., wlio is now on t)io assistant football coach at Jonesboro, will lake over the Papo:bcs of this clly and have classes In thc Junior high school. Mrs. Eljnn Armstrong retired this yenr and her 'place on the Central stuff will be taken by Miss L:la Mason, of Nashville. She Is a Brother Of Former Local Resident Killed Car! Cornelius of Birmingham ' L:ln N3S0 "' of Nn ' 5llvll l e - She Is a Ala., only brother of Mrs J?' 8 ril<i " at(; o! *•«"**>* Allege, and Hdsson, who lived here before'she hns brai leac!l '»« »t Burdeltc. moved to Memphis last year, was 1 ' nierc wl " hc tw( > » e w teachers Instantly killed and his wile critl- at Sudbury, Miss Louise Parham cally Injured In an automobile .\c- speeding Mrs. J. R. Webster who cldcnt early Sunday morning In retired, and Graham Fatten Wright which their eih-- ot Nashville Ten 10 Gorrmiu- armies reported tlmt they Imd smashed wny into the rich Silcaian imlustrinl district capturing cy city of Kattowicc and had thrust downward from I r.nssm on a front, less than 50 miles north of Wai-- iSazi iiirpliiiie.'i continued regular'Uombnrdmcnt of the lolish cnpitnl vvliccc many were killed and wounded and where ninny (ires were started by incendiary bombs u,n,' Tu ' S i T h( l! llmcr bl °ws against the Polish defenses weic followed by dispatches reporting the departure of U. S. Ambassador Biddlo and his family from Warsaw -It was understood thc Brilish embassy staff also would' de- pnrt tor an unannounced destination. TELLS OF OFFER FOR . -J -jvn.inij. HJUIJUII^ III • „ winch their eight-year-old son was ot Nashville. Tenn., succeeding l Karolel Schnce who resigned to be '•n; utiKray occurrca near Do-' conncctc<t with Mead's Clothing than, Ala., as they were enroiite con) P an y- !l!lss Parham Is a grad- to Panama City, Fla., for a vncn- Uatc ° r Pcahod y. and Mr. Wright <">• ! received his Master's degree from ( Mrs. Cornelius is not expected' tllc snmc colle8C ' to survive injuries received but Other teachers In the white sys- the son's Injuries werc not serious, tern arc: High scho:l—Miss Rosa according to messages received M - H ft rdy, principal; Miss Amy L here although details are not Bailey, Mitchell Best, StanflU Cut* n <wn. chin, Joe Dildy, Mrs. Fiinner Eng- Fiineral sen-Ices were to be held lnnti ' XIfM Irellc Morgan, Prceman x5ay In Birmingham for Mr Cor- noblllsol >. Mfe Effle Lee Terrell, -ellus who «as 41 years old. Be- Mlss Lu!la B - Wilhelm, Miss Clara sides his wife and son hc is also Cec " Cassld >', Miss Emily Dale survived by a year-old daughter Ora >'. Mrs. Freeman Robinson, who had been left with her grand- Charles G. Morchcad, Miss Ettza mother In Birmingham; his moth h<1|h """«"'" er, Mrs. L. B, Cornelius, and four sisters, Mrs. Ralph Avery, Mrs. C. M, Moor and Mrs. Joe Tanner, ilio all of Birmingham, and Mrs. rTnvon who 1 went to tlmt city Sunday. belli McHenry. Junior High schoal-S. K. Qar- Cominunist Head Describes Effort To Gel Parly To Nominate Roosevelt WASHINGTON, Sept. 5. (UP)_ Earl Drcwder, general secretary of the U. s. Communist party, testified before the Dies committee today that a man, allegedly representing some Repiiulicnns, offered the P«rty $250,000 In 1030 If 11 would nominate President Roosevelt ns Is candidate. Brcwrler said he did not know thc name of the man who made the offer and that the men who would furnish the money werc not mentioned. "The theory," said Chairman Marin Dies (Dem., Tex.), -was that r you did. n:mlnalc the president It \\oiiia hurt Mr. Roosevelt?" "That's right," said Browdcr. Malaria Is Fatal To Twojear Old Girl Betty Sue Mitchell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Mitchell, died at the family residence at Calumet lale yesterday. Tlie two-j'car- «d child had been 111 four days of' malaria. Funeral services were held at the home this afternoon and burial Jnnde nt North Sawba cemetery. parents, the little Roscoe Turner Leads In Thompson Race MUNICIPAL .AIRPORT/' clove- land, Sept. 6 (UP)-Caloncl Roscoe' Turner of Chicago led the 300 mile Thompson trophy race of the National A'lr races at the half way mark late today. He was averao- Ing 272 miles In hour. SKawnee School Will Open Monday, Sept. 11 BASSETT, Sept.' 5.—Announcement has'been made, that the Shawnec high schcol will open Monday, Sept. II. " "•" Eyj-pt Builds Arms Caves CAIRO, Egypt (UP)—A railway line which will be used exclusively to carry munitions from Cairo to coves four miles away Js being built by the Egy p ij an government. The' eaves, many of which are alr-coii- dltioned and supplied with electricity, can withstand the most powerful bombs. Police Chase Starlings DUNKIRK, N. Y. (UP)—Police efforts to maintain quiet In Dunkirk are reaching a new high. They have been ordered to disperse the flocks of starlings which perch In trees and annoy residents with their chirpings. - : WEATHER Arkansas— Pair tonight and Wednesday. Memphis and vicinity— Fab; tonight and Wednesday; warmer Wednesday. v The maximum temperature here yesterday was 99, minimum 77, clear, according to Samuel P. Ncr- rts. official weather observer.

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