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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 8, 1939
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ™ f ^ ^ VOLUME XXXVI—NO. Hfl. TllytlieviHe Courier Blythevllle Herald Blylhovllle Daily News Mississippi Vnlley OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOITHEAST MISSOURI ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, li)8i) Predicts Crop Of " ———— —~» *— REPORTED IN WARSAW Estimate Up 968,000 Bales Over Forecast Made OneMonth Ago WASHINGTON, Sept. 8. (UP)—The agriculture department May estimated IflSO United states cotton produc- uoii at 14>«0,000 bales, compared with 11,94.3.000 bales last .year. The department reported that» glnnings to Sept, 1 were 1 401 756' bales, compared with 1,335,043 bales in the same |>crlod of last year. Tho production forecast showed an of 568,000 bales over Hint of a month ago. This was due to favorable growing concii tlons in August. The condition of the crop on Sept. 1 was 70 per cent of normal, indicating a yield averaging 244.7 pounds an acre on 24222000 acres for harvest. The yield per acre this year was estimated at approximately nine pounds above 1338 nnd 54 pounds an acre above the 1928- 193Ti average. The report showed Improved prospects over a month ago in all states except Virginia, North Carolina, Florida and New Mexico. The most important increase was in Texas where Ihan a month cated. President Orders Armed Forces Enlarged; Proclaims Emergency State WASHINGTON, Sept, 8 (UP)President Roosevelt loclay proclaimed a state of limited national " ' safeguard neutrality i in the national de- emergency to •and strength* _ .„.„„.„„ llv ._ reuse within.peace time authoriza- War In Brief By jUnlU'd Press RE (h!, J / IN r : 7 Thc P emial ,' M* 1 ' commnil(l announced lo- tliat German troops hnd entered Warsaw. St—German iroops, divmod 1'rom Politnd coun- ],,-,-. r ' ! ' cllcl ' !llo "fe r MMCS line. First !„> battle re- Fying Dreadnought" Of S^^^^^Lr^^^;:^™'''-., ice! V U. 5. Navy Crashes Near San Diego bales mare ago now is indi- Condition of the crop in 'Arkansas was estimated at 75 per cent tion. fie announced tnent his he would i with executive orders to expand (lie army, nnvy and marine corps, provide broader powers to government production for the state at 1,462,000 bales. For Missouri the crop condition was estimated at 87 per cent with n is i an estimated yield per acre or<l50' dp ' „•.„-„ „„> i, ,7 pounds,. Total production'for Mls-;S| rt f, r ,>' t , llrc S t « i souri was forecast at 350,000 L n ,,,'5 ,, 7 , unlle ^ ^tales ° n « war, , bales i foo "ng but to maintain the United I > I States peace front. . ._ o""-".j "JJ I'lu^JiiilVlUIL available to the slate department o aid American citizens abroad Mr._ Roosevelt ' emphasized. that hls proclamation and executive'or- " to and SAhf DIEGO. Sept. 8. (Ui>)_Tho charred remains of six mwy fliers were expected to be taken today from the ashes of a P-B-Y bomber ,°, f , lhe "ivy's "flying drend- Jits which crashed late last night and cxlodcd Into a ronrlnr crematory lo miles east of the naval base. The wreckage of the ship, one f the world's most powerful nir- nghters, had not sufficiently cooled live hours after (he crash to permit removal of what remained of .he bodies. Naval ofllcials believed It almost cerlaln lhat nil six men aboard had been instnnlly killed and their bodies cremated in flames from exploding gasoline, tanks. The ship fauled a navy radio t aerlnl several miles Inland from its base and fluttered to its doom a mile distant. The crc\v was identified by the nnvy as follows: Del . y nne sow, catons ndvancc- BrJl- oxporljlionury forces road, Franco in incronsiij' mm- LONDON :-Scotlaiu] Yard Crests 0,000 suspected German spies and German symp.nthim's in biggest spy hi, • <ml.ta.-y expert* say Polls), retircmcnl appears ?„ vo gone beyond original strategic plan of retreat ROME:—iiici-oasiiijr reports of i.npcndinir ne\\ mipls, pci-haps coincidenlal «•!!), German occupation U!1lble rc i'°'' l « mnv kn - - sson HOOII may make .speech pavrnrr my for ,- om , powei , f s WASHINGTON :-Rooscvoli considcra pi-opOHnls for - ...... • Went, A. H. Irons, Wilmington, Ensign L. W. Lntremore, Cambridge, Moss. V. E. Morris, aVtatlcn ordnance man second class, and naval pilot Akron, o, ' H. o. Berry, radioman 3rd class TVujiiimn, Ark. •jFraiik ; Vukov!ch,' ntiatlou chief Milwaukee, WIs. French Pressure On German Line Growing Daily, Reports Say Col. McAlister-Will W. W. Travis, 63, Dies Head State Roll Call LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 8. (UP.t— Col. Heber L. McAlister, president of Arkansas State Teachers College, Conway, today accepted the state chairmanship for the minimi Red Cross roll nounced here. call, it was In Jonesboro Hospital W. W. Travis, who lived In Bly- thevllle until h e moved to Jonesboro six weeks' ago, died last ni?Ut 11:45 o'clock, at the St. Bernard's hospital in Jonesboro. He was 63 the Rev. p. H. McAlister Is expected within the next few days to name seven district chairmen who will direct ...„ , .„.„,,,, membership drives In each section, Ing. Burial will of the state. I p i c The state's quota has been set.! « for this year at 65,000, compared to 45,000 enrolled last year.. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock at the Lilly' street mission church o. w«son, aviation mac] 'ta-'saar r vcr %cc: to- ma ' ° ass> ihn <5™Y"i "~i"" "; ^J^,~^ scries of local operations on •i P Pr?« i £ WKlcn , cd ™W i)U ° H ''° fi ™t b8 battle of niefjtne I'reiich-German phase oFthe wtu- '•"- ' ' New German divisions • mate 3rd class, Madera, Cal.' r nie plane \\i\s one of the navy's i- ™J>r CSSf m '.EC™- bat "< ms '<-"<• <""«>• » ,.,.... '"fH'ltry, supported by hundreds Hclion on tlio pressure continued under n r - c onnue tllller Bhclln.ff oC big cnLbcrnrlillory it, the Mnglnot attached ^ ummuiuil y& a great base here. It and five _l ( . . «l*M 11H, ships had left the North sup early last even igon wha',h ??** m ™J?'? C 2W.?* - "rcxUhifnlglrt 1>rUCCkC " °' botl1 hllls wll ' L>h cirele in practice flight. 1 n the German side weather „„, York Cotton NEW YORK, Sept, 8. (UP)—Col- Ion closed barely steady. Oct. Dec. Jan. Mar, May July opeii high . 014 1015 937 997 933 321 310 891 990 982 365 952 low 935 929 928 915 897 close 937 930 92 7n on 901 891 Spots closed nominal at 982. off 18. New Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 3 It was reported that the I^rcnch ""°-"- *"^ \\CUUIUr Was />nntf,,,,f, 1 I , «»->iwi clear, but the sky later became , llllu ™ lo advance after hold- overcast and when the nafrl tun Positions considerably In ntl- ed back hours later the"celling thlTth^ £** ^'l'"', "" e """ was only 700 (eel H, ,, J llad P J » c '''iited the great , uu in. Bfanvall forest oir the German . What happened .to the ill-fated side of the frontier of jJ° mll(T ^twcen the time it, swung French operations were still ;>t\it\ Binning of « s observed difficulty enemy positions and cle" naa not been established. It seemed advanced pill boxes nnd -, -.. apparent that it became lost and. Bun nesU until a weak point In P^foremc; movedT^ S5*S ^^^^ t ^ovtT" *"* ^^ ™ He is survive,, by his W ife ^frs S""' " CraShe( ' W RI " e8 In " -^ ^ ' l WilS lndlcat « 1 "» -"- Travis; one dnn'ghter, Mrs.. lts plignt was firsl .^^ by Season's Record Temperalure Is Expected Today Yes, today ,1s Hie hottest day of the entire summer. Although the mercury went to 102 yesterday for ^ s ,T of a ^rhio K S' ££ !- ir r'°' = ' s rived here this afternoon ^°"ll IIe !'. Us - East San Diego. rived here this afternoon TI rnmn "".Tr"" ~T """ lJK x a Ho, t Fl ,nera, home is in charge. S^M °M Sfh^i careened Mrs. Mattie Rogers, 54, Of Bassett Succumbs BASSETT. Sept. 8.-Funernl services have teen held for Mrs. Mat- 3 _-_..<..., ..nil otl UCfi radio aerial or tower. "• five estimate. Oct. Dec. Jan. Mar. May July ss o'clock Tuesday after a lone illness. sr I LLiJ. 956 1005 945 1003 9-10' 993 930 986 918 966 903 958 937 937 92G 910 898 948 912 937 932 916 899 Spots closed steady at 962, off 17. Stock Prices NEW YORK, Sept. 8 (UP) Stocks advanced one to seven points today in active trading and the industrial average approached the highest levclof the year AT&T ................ 162 3.4 Anaconda Copper ........ 37 5.3 Associated DG ..... 8I 4 Beth Sleel .............. " S5 ,. 2 Boeing Air .. .............. 24 5-g Chrysler ................. gj Coca Cola .... ............ 115 Electric .......... 39 7-8 General Motors ____ " v> •> R _ ,. ....... <J£, tf-H Int Harvester ............ 64 Montgomery Ward ..... 52 3-4 N Y Central ........ 17 I „ , ............ II l~O Packard ............ 4 i a ' ' - : Osceola; three daughters. .Mrs. Ma' mic Allison, Miss Mary Lee Rogers, and Miss Marion Ethelda Rogers, of Osceola; and fcur sons, Perry of Osceola, Broclay of Keiser, Mitchell of Joiner and Richard of Earle. Radio ................... Schenley ................. | 2 [. 4 Simmons ................ 203-1 Socony Vacuum .......... 15 Standard Oil N J ........ 49 1-4 Texas Corp ............... ' 47 3.4 U 3 Smelt ................ 03 1-4 U S Steel 63 3-4 Livestock EAST ST, LOUIS, 111., Sept 8 <UP)—Hcgs: !G,500 Top, 8.00 , 110-230 Ibs., 1.75-S.OO 140-160 Ibs,. 6.75-7.25 Bulk sows, 5.50-7.00 Cattle: 2,200 Steers, 9.25-10.65 Slaughter steers, 7.00-11.25 Mixed yearlings, heifers, 8.50-10.25 Slaughter heifers, 6.75-10.75 Beef cows. 5.75-0.75 Cutters and low cullers 4.50-5.50 Chicago Wheat Sept. Dec. open 87 87 high low close 88 85 85 1-4 85 Chicago Corn Sept. Dec. open SO 1-4 CO high CO 3-4 low 69 close 69 1-2 . - - .. — , >-i*ii_ti 11:1.1 at a low altitude for about n mile, and crashed. Attendants at the radio station heard u t->r- rific blast and saw flames spout up from the brush canycn whcrp it crashed., Radio station attaches summoned ambulances and fire trucks to the scene but the heat of the fire drove back all would-be rescuers. San Diego police and firemen and attaches cf the naval station roped off the area. Naval authorities withheld comment regarding the cause of the crash pending an Investigation. l 5 The plane was of a class of "fly- nig dreadnaughts," pride of the navy air fcrce. They 'are designed to fly nonstop 4000 miles with ti load of bombs and an adequate .... defensive guns. A fully arm;imcnt| of ronc)l]ne . .staffed w.lrtime crew consists of pilot, navlgakr and ra- (ho man, nnd four others to man the machine guns and bomb levers ™«ing bunks arc provided f:r part of the crew to sleep while off duty. Ellis Sees Sentiment For Neutrality Change offensive would be launched lo smash through the Limes line. It was reported also that Prencli- Brltlsh air fcrce activity was gain- Ing in intensity daily. German (roops diverted from the Polish front were thrown Into n vigorous counter-attack against the French en the Saar front yesterday. Reliable Informants said Adolf Hitler had been forced to withdraw from six to eight divisions But Regardless Of Cal Congress Is Own Bos: After Convening WASHINGTON, Se|il, H. (UP) —President llooswll stilled ut Ills press conference foil*}- llmt tlicro would bi-. u sjwi-lul B ?sslim ot congress to consider , V iir rmtTjpncy lei-lslntloii and llm- Heil, If possible, (o Hint ulu,. lie s:\til no duti^ hml lii!cn determined nml tlmt the cull inlglii COUIB curly iir lute. WASHINGTON, ficpl. 8 (UP)~ Presldont lioosevelt was represented today n« hoping lo limit congress lo the single subject of war emergency if ho decides lo recall legislators to Washington bcfori. Ihe regular session bcuHmlng next Jnminry. Neutrality act revision nnd legislation to provide ailcQimle- wnr risk Insiiranco for American llai; ships would bt! sure of special session attention. Whether a session svlll bo be summoned,'' Uoosevelt's however, remains ,\tr secret. The While House said he had not yet decided. He told Ills press, conferences Ihe subject hud not yet been reached In developmcht of administration war policy. Cut Stephen T. Early, White House secretary, said yesterday that > lhc' presldenl had had Intermittent,' conversations, -with legislative leaders .during the• past week on the subject.-of an early U'htto House Intimate cx- [ircssed (ho opinion today that New Deal congressional reaction was favorable to mi enrly special "esslon. Senate Republican Lnadcr iharles L. MeNary revealed at his inlem, Ore., home yesterday -that Mr. Roosevelt hnd Informed him he special session probably would be called (o meet Scpl. 18, If It verc called nt all. call. One House Majority Leader Sort. Rciy- Hirn, nt hls homo In Texarknnn, Tex., said the president hail not liscussed n special session call with lijn but thnt he expected congress to convene "socn." Other White House Intimates expressed surprise at the mention of a specific dnte for tlie session. „ „ ,.„.„„ ..., They Insisted that no date ever amount of heat as 101 was lhc' lms 1)MI1 '"scussoil at cabinet mccl- nlgh before September ushered In ln B s "Hhough there hntl been dis- The heat wave of lhc past week hns been as bad as any of the summer for length flt ,d worse In Its tcrrld hcnt. last week the n~*.r., tin. -~...,,.,.., v , l ,i,- 1H , & beeh above 94 degrees for a maximum every day. Shawnee Man Leads Since Friday of cusslcm of limiting any special temperature hns session to war emergency legislation, if possible. As n matter of practical politics. It would not be possible so to limit congress. The executive may call congress fo Polish Capital In Nazis' Hands After Week OTRghting fvi» PA '! U ^ Se "'-, 8 «, (UP) - A l>olish nulio «<»»«»» W«ntl- f M K line If MB at Wnrsnw, rci>ortc<l at 8:30 p.m. tonight that conillfions were comparatively normal after two Nii/i iitr rnlil.s, (If this rcnort were <ruc Heilin announcements of mature )" rC " ly (iCr """ 1 forcc8 W01lld hc '" re lull r' b " lelll > h ° Gemnn hi » h »"«"««'«' i, i . -Wing Hint Nnxi mechanized ee had entered Warsaw nt 7:115 p.m. nftcr brief fighting. I lie iall ol ihu Polush capital after just, one week of >v»i- WHS intnnphaiiUy announced by radio to DIG Germnti Attorney General Says Present Anti-Profiteering Laws Inadequate WASHINGTON, Sept, 8 (UP) — Attorney General Frank Murphy today sultl niter li conference with President lioosevelt that he felt mat the present nnd-pronieerlnt; laws worn inadequate to do n rcrV 'ib. Murphy refused lo say whether the justice department which is studying anti-profiteering laws con templnlcil asking u,c S]icclnl session cf congress for more protection against rising prices. Tho attorney general said ; that his opinion was ."personal" niid he would nor lii'dfpntc what •". oHicla' notion might follow.' 'Earlier -Mr Roosevelt' had assured the public thnt Ihcvo would be no repetition of war time profiteering such ns that ivlilch beamed the co-it living In 1017 ami 1018 The announcement gave no details, it was followed by the play- Ing of "DeuLschland Ueber' Atlcs" nnd the Nazi Horst Wcssel nnthein. Then (hero was five minutes of silence. • Capture of the city of Sandomlr, i 55 miles southwest of the temporary capital of Lublin, also was announced by Nazi mllitaiy circles which said a.cntian advances through (he south,of Poland threatened-to cut off the normal-line of Polish retreat 'toward Rumania. Snndomlr was described as the center of Polish armament industries. The Gorman advance halted north of Warsaw for two days had been moving up from (he south to close (he. vise on (ho Polish capital Prior to (ho announcement of the fall of Warsaw the German high command had said thnt Nazi troops wcro In Mulnrzyh, 14 miles southeast o[ (he capital. Brief but apparently hopeless resistance by Hie Poles In ithe southeast of-Warsaw.was reported in.the of "Pat" Wilson Dies At Home At Dell Grover Cleveland Wilson, who was generally known HI "Pat" w»- son, died nt his home at Dell at 11.-S5 o'clock this morning, The •i<j-year-o!d carpenter and .inner hod lived at Dell for a long line but hnd been confined to hls )ed for scrernl years because ot tuberculosis. Funeral nrrangcmcnls are Incomplete bnl services will probably be held Saturday alfernoon. Burial will be mndc Grove cemetery. at ivraplo . He Is survived by his wife, Mrs, lessle Wilson; cue daughter, Cor- iclla Wilson; five sons, Adams, Roland, Claude, Louis nnd -Nelon Wilson; five brothers, Charles XUson of Dell, M. II, Wilson of ...^mnvu nrny can congress .or '"-""i ui ucn, AI. n, w.ison ol any legitimate purpose and state I ^oplnr Bluff, a. J., U M., n , H \ u thill, llllrnncn o Iriti^i-*,i ui» ^, ..i,.^. „.,« I R.. Wlt^nn nt r^lnnnTni^il n»/^_ i . . , e purpose an se , . ., . ., n i,d n Agriculture DlSCUSSlOni' huL| ' urpose ftlonc 1n hls summons. R - Wilson or Clcvelnml, Miss., and which "said -that me. ojwwtti^Woke'' through >with' the' use 'of .tanks, armored cars and airplanes which rnked Polish columns ulth machine gun fire. Tho German troops had pushed cnstwnrd of Warsaw on the north nnd 'were rapidly encircling the city on the south before the entry of .Nazis Into the 'capital WHS nn- naimccd tints mnkln j the position of Polish farces untenable 'Hie announcement Hint Warsaw had fallen nlso closed . a 'great loop the rich pbscn area of western Poland where the Clennnn forces had been s!owly : oo- cupylng territory thnt was encircled W tlielr twin • drives toward tlie : -npllfll. • .' . • As regards the hostilities with Britain nml France, the government denied that British airplanes md damaged (lie pocket bottle- ' 5 htp OmelEonau during n raid on he Kiel canal region early in the wrek. A Swiss radio station had sal dthc ship «-as sunk. It-was admitted that n consid- •rable area adjoining the French border had b;en evacuated '.'pure- y as a precaution," but n spokesman said "the French hnve done the same thing to their frontier "inc." "'Of course we do not Grant Collar of Shaunce led the umi. purpose nione 111 nis summons. "•• WHMJII 01 uicveinml. Miss., and Of course we do not know Iliul wlicn congress takes over the °" e s ' sle i', Mrs. Eva Johnson, of whether the French actually In- canltal It Is strletlv on lit nwn Lake City. Ark., nil of whnm n-am tend tn luitnhnrri no rn ,n« »„,>!. . ., ... ^..^. ...,|,j, v ,, ,llv;[;l!lLg (of the Mississippi O:unty Agrlcul- •ture Council Tuesday night at the from the Polish front In crd'eMo pnnel discussion which made up enforce the Saarbruccken sector tlle Program nt the supper nicelln" of his west wall. " >r "" "' •- • • By the reinioreement, U was said, the Germans saved a considerable force threatened with entrapment In a French advance from the Maginn Line. It was added, however, that the Rustic Inn. , French continued a advance. slow, cautious Informants said that the French attacks were led by gigantic 70- ton tanks mounting 3-Inch guns called rolling fortresses. The spearhead of the French advance was snld to be a point 40 miles southeast of French troops were ..., k , tu lu „ more than nine miles inside Germany at this point and perhaps others. Their spearhead point seemed to be directed In the vicinity of Nennkirchen, which Is nboul 15 miles Inside Germany and a little less distance than that northeast of Saarbrueckcn. The German counter-attacks were sald to be centering in the Snar- UTTLE HOCK. Sept. 3. (UP)- br " ec ^ n sector. Congressman Clyde Bills of Ben- , was put hcre ' lhc counter'"-•'"- •• - attacks were not entirely success Scope of vocational agriculture nnd the objectives and other phases jOf the organization were discussed lOllowirjg the steak supper. Various members agreed lo have charge of educational exhibits nt tiie Pair. 601-4 581-4 5B3-8 country.- - lanville said today he believed the nation favored "cash and carry" program tor movement of w,ir materials to warring European nations. ' "There is an overwhelming sentiment in my district for the United States to sell any nnd all war materials lo the nations at war it they will come and get !t nnd pay cash," Ellis said. "Other mem- cers of congress with whom I have corresponded since the end of the last session report similar sentiment In other sections of the - ful but did save the men threatened with Isolatlcn. France's Iden in Us offensive operation, which It was Indicated was developing steadily, was to force Germany to divert troops fr:m Poland. It was recognized now. informants said, that Poland's sit- 1 nation had become extremely serious. Luxembourg reported that the sound of guns «as heard through- cut the night. Paris was quiet during the night. There were no air alarms. Game Warden Found Slain Near Helena ItELENA, Ark., Sept. 8. (UP)— ""•' Slaughter, 43, Phillips coun- _ e warden, was found shot to death about 10 o'clock last night at Melnood, 30 miles south cf here. Willis Davis, levee camp worker] and Ills wife were held In the Helena jail for Investigation in connection with the slaying. Roosevelt Is Off For Week End At Hyde Park WASHINGTON, Sept. « (UP)— President Roosevelt left hero today by trnin for hls estate at Hyde Park, New York, where lie plans to spend the week end. capital It Is strictly on Its own to legislate ns it will. That fact may which has held o. be tbe brake City. Ark., all cf whom were at Ills bedside when he died. a special scs- charge. . Holt Funeral Home was in fiton coll this Icng. Another, deem ed effective by some of the New Deal high command, is the probability thnt Die longer Mr. Roosevelt delays the next session of congress, the stronger will be pressure for amendment of the neutrality -%,. -• >..^.>v<iti._4iv u! uju Jiuuu tliH-y •* ^-'•vii.tjij j. \si t. i , aCJiif o \<Jr) act along the lines he proposes to — Announcement was made today nr0n , , we f c , n " permit salen cf anus and ammu- b y Congressman E C GathiiiK'i spM J n , trn| ns- .iiti.-... j_ i.-tn_._. . .4i~~* r j _ ,. . . "o' Whim r>nt j tend to bombard German terri tory and we have no intention of bombarding them unless Oiey bo- Bin H," he snld. It r.'.is reported that" the cltv ;;f Enarbruccken, only a mile from the French line, had been evacuated cntlrelv. along with several in the belief that :•-•- -•- night strike there first. Many refugees from thot aron were arriving in Berlin on To Seek Census Post n r o- .« i" Lt: " tnllrel y. along with Severn for TOrrest Llty Man """by villages, in the belief tha ilj 12 . rrench might' strike then FORREST CITY, Sept. 8. (UP) "j ^uii£i>..x)iiiiiiL c, ^ ijainmgs \i,i ii i j that J. A, Patterson of Forrest ™"' 6 , " ot ^"V'ng French re|_ ports that action hnd started on nltton to belligerents. .. „.. „. . Great Britain nnd France in City.would be recommended as su- ,, ~ -" -•• ijrficlisi!, would be able lo buy P"vlsor of the 1040 census for the western front, the government here nml Germany would be bar- ""^ congressional district In Ar- tmno " ncc d ^thnt there was "still red from the rich Amnrlrnn «inr»- knnsas. ' no change.' Mrs. Virginia Newberry Of Hayti Succumbs Mrs. Virginia Newberry. of Hay- tl, died Wednesday at the Memphis Baptist hospital following an Illness caused by acute circulatory collapse. She was 28. Burial .will be made at Haytl. red from the rich American store- kft nsas. house. But that would be because Pntterson will appoint about 300 Germany could not keep her mcr- cni| merators to work In tlie dls- clinnt ships on lhc seas rather (rlct than because of any United Slates statute refusing to trade with her. Reports reach officials here thnt some of these who prevented neutrality law action last session have had "a change of heart." Dispatches yesterday reported Sen. Guy M. Gillette, D., la., as having telegraphed Mr. Roosevelt a pledge to support administration policy. Glllctle, one of those against whom the 1838 New Deal purge was a failure, voted in the senate foreign relations committee last session lo postpone neutrality act revision until January. The postponement resolution carried by one vote. It appears now that Gillette Is back on the reservation so for as foreign affairs go, Poultry Congress Sets Record CLEVELAND, Ohio (UPJ — The Seventh World's Poultry Congress and E.xiKjsltlon, held here July 28 to Aug. 7, was by far the largest agricultural show ever held, with a registered total attendance of 850- MO for the 11 days. Ky Hickman Infant Dies At Local Hospital Huby Kelley, eight-weeks-old daughter of Mrs. Dorothy Kelley of Hickman, died at the Blythevllle hospital early this m:rnlng./The baby, who had been ill since b'lrth was recently admitted to the hospital for n second lime. Funeral services were to be held today. Mrs. J. C. Thurmond Dies At Graccy, Ky. Mrs. J. C. Thurmond, grandmother of J. P. Holland and member cf a well known family In Kentucky, died at her home this afternoon, 2:30 o'clock, at Grncey, Ky. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at Hopklnsvllle, It was announced that an unnamed person had been shot for refusing to work In accordance with war defense regulations making It n capital offense to avoid necessar ylabor. The defense ministry Issued new 'laws lengthening the hours of work and making it more difficult change jobs. for workers to . Newspapers said that Nazi party we men's units were accepting volunteers for work on farms and urged women to enlist. Great Britain Plans Firm Blockade Policy LONDON, Sept. 8 (UP)—Greai Britain will \iso belligerent rights to the full to prevent war materials reaching Germany, the ministry of Information announced tonight In an official statement. WEATHER Arkansas—Pslr tonight and Saturday, not quite so warm' tonight. Memphis and vicinity—Fair tonight and Saturday, cooler Saturday.

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