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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, September 9, 1939
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS . T " E B O^NANT NEWSPAPEROP NORTHEAST'ARKANSAS A«'n H n,rri,«w «™.«,n,. ^*-*-f f K^ VOLUME XXXVI— NO. 147. Blytlievllle Courier Blytheviile Dally News Blyllicvlllo Herald Mississippi Valley Trailer ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI KLYtriKVILLR, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, SRPTEMBRR 9, 1030 SINGLE'COPIES'FIVE CENT8 ^^^^ ^^^^ . ', ~ — ——— -_ —- — v * **-*M j'^rur t^cjiYJB BRITAIN REBUKES NAZI PEACE OVERTURE • ' " •*** — .. —.. . ... _ . • ^^^^^ ^^B w HHHH GoeringSaysGermany Is Not Anxious For Tremendous Conflict Summer's Heat Mark Broken Again Friday The official reading of the weather for yesterday was 103 degrees to make a new iiigli for 1939 lieat in BlyUieville, accord- Ing to Efuntiel P. Norrls, official weather observer. Previous high was 102 degrees reached Thursday. Prior to this heat ware, (lie high was 101 de- >rees. with a speech in which lie snicl "we :l '°"\, t If FTmicll > we will not attack them.' It the I- rench want lo Weed for said. We will not attack them." Turning (o Great Britain, Qocr- * ing said: "You declared war on us Mr. Chamberlain, not .we on you'. We had the right (o cross the border and extinguish a fire which ened us. Do not mistake our off of pence for weakness. We have deep wilt to peace. It is greatc aiid deeper In the spirit of th fuehrer. If It depended only o my soldier heart we would be gtac to show you how badly Englani can be beaten. But we do nollvnn to unleash the honor of war ove humanity." Goering- spoke to the workers o a large Industrial plant In Berlin' suburbs. Goering said the Ger man army would subdue PolniK within a week and that then 7C divisions, totalling 1,050,000 men would be moved from the eastern to the western front to help de fend the Siegfried line. Western provinces of German} 5iave already been evacuated, lie added, to clear the way for defense of the west wall. Most of Goering's speech was a call to war on Ihe economic front rather than on the military front "They say we do not, have ar.$ raw materinls." he said, "but they cannot say that Russia, does not have any. Here are two great peoples, Germany and Russia, nnd they are not stupid enough to fight for Britain's profit. "What if our textiles are not so good." We can walk- around in swimming suits in war, Our, soap . iSj>;not, vsp/good..-..!^. call "walk arMmU-with dirty"rTaric& '' ">?'• 'J* "As far ns the United States Is concerned our trade with them is small enough. We can do without that. Rumania and Yugoslavia 10- jiiain neutral because they know what, will happen to tliemif they fight against us." Soviets Reservists Called MOSCOW, Sept. fl. (UP)—Russia has started calling an unknown iminber of reservists to the colors, it was disclosed today, and groups of. both uniformed and iin-unl- formed men are In training at the station from which trains leave for the Polish frorilier. It was. indicated that technicians, particularly chauffeurs who are reserve tank drivers, were being called. The government requisitioned some automobile plants and horses. Cavalry, men were seen in the streets near railroad stations. It was believed that the government's calling up of troops might be merely a precautionary measure. But there seemed little room for doubt that it was concentrating troops on the western frontier. alright," he IIIPPLK TO BE Organized Business Joins In Campaign Agains 'Profiteering' WASHINGTON, sept, n cup>_ Organized business joined in" the "•npnlHti against war time profiting today fts thp govern nciil repeated Its assurance.* ( 0 American food buyers that this nation' supplies are more than ample, ii ..' , C(lrc >'. president of Ihe United states Chamber of com- iierce addressed a special message to all members of that organira- Uon asking that groups everywhere exercise "self discipline." | He said American business men wish no profit advantage f, Qm \ the current European war " Secretary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace took to the radio to re-assure consumers that there me no shortages or prospects of shortages of foodstuffs and (hat "reputable" business concerns arc eager to avoid charge .of profiteering He said that under the administration's ever-normal eranarv program huge surpluses have been unlit up - nnd. thai, there are no grounds for fear of any scarcity He said there is "absolutely lio reason fcr a sugar panic." Sugai has been the most active participant In the current wave of- mice increases. : Free] tient Contradictory Reports From 'Warsaw' Stations Are Broadcast LONDON, Sept, 9. (UP) - Tho Polish - embassy announced at n a.m. today that German reports of the fall of Warsaw were "absolutely false—an invention" ''Warsaw still, is going ; aU right,';. le embassy annpunced. "T^he Oter-' ; • m ? n ? nave been pusted'-'baek ncrih' YV ;: , ""'I M'^o "«'•;, r \Y of Ihe city and at the moment the ^ptUred Weal' Otcele, 1VTO., After Allegedly Stealing Ait to Here '• IGT.JILED IHEFI :hreat to the capital is less acute .Iran it was yesterday." (The German army nigh command had announced in Berlin hat German troops "entered" Warsaw from the southeast at 1:15 p.m. ' nnd proceeded to the center of Ihe city. It said It would "occupy" the —cet (orinor . French Hit At German Border he French-German Western .front is becoming- Increasingly Important s me key to late European war developments. The Snar center or the n-ench attack. The iirger Siegfried line rorta S ick on the German .side of this province. This left only first line av-nine gun nests and smaller pillboxes lo combat tho French" at ,efti_^ WhB " " ley atlvnnc «l to ™'-d the.main line German defenses' British Broadcasting Company had Co ' o Wes U sir °, °'' M'? eported at. 3:15 ».m,' that a scries owned (he maclv^e ' Wh ' Cl ' )f broadcasts by a German voice Arreslot? lw n n i 0 n Warsaw's wave length had come other offlccrfo?^ f "n '"" l o an abrupt 'halt with n "pop" ?„" L^ ° i , f 10r " s ' af ~ and an exclamation "Achlung!" '"he it cn» HM m" 1 ' S ° len Car '" wllh ' lno hei ' """ Of Stee!e ' Inter '" ttle spent most of hi.s life In California PARIS and was "us ' ' Stock Prices YORK, Sept. Q (UP) — Weekend profit taking brought. sliRril. irregularity Into the stcck market near closing time today after the list had risen for the sixth consecutive session. Trading was active. A. T. & T ................ 163 1-4 Anaconda Cop ........... 37 Assoc. D. G .............. 81-4 Beth. Steel .............. 36 3-4 Boeing Atr .............. 25 Chrysler ................. 84 3-8 Coca Cola ............... 115 1-4 Gen. Electric ... .......... 40 Gen. Mot ................ 52 7-8 Int. Harvester ............ G5 Montgomery Ward ........ 52 1-2 vhlch means, in German, either „],;,,„ tu-n Attention!" or" "t,cok out I" Del was ret.irnp,. The announcer was speaking in afternoon •dish but wiih n thick; German WE inw n tt- f « . , ccent, and had been warning res- - • °' d 0f(lCm that ho '""» dents of Warsaw that the Germans •ere upon ihem. He had just fin- shed saying that German troops verc moving- into' Warsaw, that tilt the Polish army had surren- ered and that Germans would take ver Ihe cnlire city today when liere came the explosion, exclamation and silence. He had been on the air since 2 a.m., warning pecple of Warsaw lo stay off the streets Saturday "and avoid the danger of bullets and shells." N. Y. Central Packard 18 Phillips Pet. ".'..'..'.'.'.'.'.'. '. . . 4'J 7-8 Radio ................... 53-4 Echenly Dist ............. 12 Simmons 20 3-4 Socony Vac 14 7-8 Std. Oil N. J 49 1-2 Texas Corp 483-4 U. S. Smelt 01 1-2 U. S. Steel 69 7-8 New York Cotton NEW YORK, Sept. S (UP)— Cotton closed barely steady. open high low close Oct 812 829 900 900 Deo. 905 921 895 895 Jan »92 917 88D 889 Mar 889 913 885 885 May 872 896 871 • 871 Jul 8S3 888 860 860 Spots closed nominal at 935, off 47. Sept. Dec. Chfcaao Wheat open high low close &l 1-2 « 1-2 84 1-2 84 1-2 81 7-8 •82 82 3-8 Publicity Keynote Of Wilson Program Forty six members of the Wilson Co-operative club attended the first meeting of the year at the clubhouse Thursday when Mrs. C. L Bird presided. A publicity skit portraying important events in Wilson was given by Miss Ruby Grain and Lee Wesson, of Wilson. The Rev. R. E. L. Beardcn Jr.. pastor of the Lux- ! ora Methodist church, spoic on Real Test Of West Wall Of Germany Is Drawing Near and was "Just traveling thr^s,. Blytheviile, after admitting he had served n sentence In the California prison. The Buoy Bremen Left Behind Her "Propaganda." Miss Jean Chiles, oi Osceola, sand "I Put My Heart Into » Song" and "Over the Rainbow She was accompanied'by Mrs. Donald .Wcrtz, president of the Osceola club. New Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 9 (UP) — Cotlon futures closed barely steady today off $1.55 to $1.85 a bale. open high low close Oct. Dec. Jan. Mar.- May Jul. 928 918 913 904 836 874 910 035 913 C24 907 894 915 905 500 892 '911 905 900 895 880 868 Spots closed quiet at 925, oft 31. Chicago Corn Sept Dec. open E9 57 high 59 57 1-4 low 55 close 56 65 3-4 56 1-4 nw\ T7 ( , ~ Fl ench Droops have capltiretl Claim High Seas Under Control; British Shipping Unimpeded LONDON, Sept. fl. (UP)-Tho ministry of infornmllon claimed today that pnictlcnlly all German merchant fi |,i|, s i mv(1 ^cn SW cp(. from the high sous, The ministry announced: "The of , sivecphiK enemy shipping off the seas proceeds while empire sea communications continue without serious Interruption Already thore are practically no German merchant ships on tho high sens. "Some or ihcm have been captured by our warships and others havo put Into neutral porls." Tho communique emphasized Hint, British warships Invariably have put German safety. crews In places of French Ship Safo NEW YORK, Sept, 0. (Ui>)- -Tho French liner II de Prance, lu, position a mystery until 11 nppenrod at the harbor, docked today with 1,777 passengers—4(10 above capa- clty—nftor a voyage troiu E\irope marked by frequent submarine •scares. The big ship Joined the French flagship Norinnndlc and tho British -liner Queen Mary for what Hfis expected lo be n long slay In this port. It was not expected any 1 of the ships would sail again until the wnr is over. The crew or tho II tie France \vns to be sent buck on other boats for v,ai service, - .' . V .Grew of tho ; Normnnd!e nnd Queen Mary already •Jin'vf'gonD bdck'on' otfleV" ship's;' 5 .- 1 '; ' • Withdrawal Of Nazi Forces From Poland Still Requirement , Sept. p ((JP)-Grail BKtnin made known m ntlvnncc, through an official upokeamon that Jl to iicfroliiilc pence with Gormnnv until the forces «oigi_nro_onllrely withdrawn froh) Poland ? ~" n' rl \ c s l )okcsi) "" 1 's stntemenl boii- Bllluted a reply lo the address enrllci today of Marshal Herman Wilhelm Ooeilng, second in command to Adolf Hitler, In which' Ooeilng Indicated Germany fs ready for an "honorable peace." [The spokesman described wltit- clrawat or German troops from Poland M Britain's minimum condition for tho endiiiB of hostilities. Wnrsjiw Silll Dtfended , BUDAPEST, Sept. 9. (UP)—Tho Warsaw radio station tonight an- nd. nounqetl thnt the city was. under In hcnvy bombtudmcnt but that German tioops had not yet entered. "Warsaw will bo defended to the British Ronibci Is Forced Down On Belgian Soil BRUSSELS, Scpl, S, (UP)-ijcK mini 'today strongly protested vlo- # Si'L'l? 1 "?"!""«* lo' drew Britain after ?rt a British _, iflcv a Belgian , „ _ lllnllv . u „ n" cxclinngc of (ire near Moils ,!,fl a C . 011111 "'»I<1»« Iho national defense department, siild- MS IjomlMra were chased » L, 8llt bjr om ' ntl ' force, One British bomber was forced to land one other bomber wns chnsed by iwo of our planes nnd was warned >y slsitnls to land. It opened [iro wrecking onu Belgian plnne ami forcing the occupants of the Bel; an plane to lake lo tlicli- unft- "Thls violation ot our neiitrnllly i)M provoked a . strong protest iom iho BelBhim .government to Hie -Britlsli government.'' last drop, of blood," the radio announcer sftld. French nines Shot Down BERLIN, Sept. 9. CUP)—Throe Picnch scouting plants were bhot down by German anti-aircraft flre todii)', an army announcement said. Earl lei the army had announced shooting down of' two French nnd one British plane. One 'French plane, the com- munique said, had been lorced down nt n German alrdronw anil three French aviators were, can-' tuied. ^/" LocalRost Will B? Host To r 1 -. 6' »V"• .»*. : m'" '".•••' Apologizes to Belgium LONDON, Sept. 9, (UP)^-Qreat Biltaln' has offered Belgium » for- mnl apology for the' "inadvertent" |' ( crossing of British airplanes oyar neutral Belgium (crritoryjon 'propaganda, . flights .to' Germany,' "the Ex-Se row rfce fomori Complete program for tho nil day ncctlng of the Fifth district of the American Legion was announced to- gon was announced today by Don Edwards, commander of , . . , ministry of Infoimatlon armauncsfl ~, :tBti"aj ( r s -' i - < 'Tri c ?r l: ' >s ~ 4 -*'-^vf 'i'JwrJb.- ' , •/. _ • •' '"•' ' ' ' ' /,';B*5* Gathingfs Is Speaker ' At Manila Meeting E. 0, "Took" Gathlngs, United States congressman, nas" the prin- Many. Insist They Will Remain Despite Warning .--., -.j . ™,,,,,i,;i, luilLllluuuei UJ ,-—,; - — D-—"•""". "»» ">;• J«i"the Dud Cason post, which will bo p speaker at the meeetlngof the 'host to 300 ex-service men In this 1 ,'5 rnl1EllU . c[ P ?'. h ,. lB5 ; l' wlgB No ' m ' city tcmorrow. I Wednesday night at the gymnasium , Tho members will assemble at 10 "'.^"i" 1 !, 11 ' .. • . ' Consul'i: o'clock for n get touelher niecllinr H!s tlllk wns basetl on Btl aPP«al V-UllaUl b „,. ...... ,. 8 r lF "«""" mi-eang , ,, «„.,,.«„ „« T TOT it^ a^i™ _m . A cl >l«kcn dinner for cx-sbrvlcc „,„,. n r n' t i v , ~ oops most °/ the great Warndt forest in Gennan MaBinot Linc ' UlG today. in their ninoinc- Crack troops, driving into the Snar basin had "">'"' (he city of Saarbrucckcn, reliable i within striking- distance of Communique No. 11, published by Ihe high command, snkl today: "Sept. 9. 10:4S a.m. Land opera- tltns during lust night saw action by our advance clement. Most of the Great Wanidt Forest west of Forbach fell into our hands We found it filled with destruction and all sorts of Imps. Our nlr force operated in full liaison with our " and troops." Military experts said that be- - tween the lines cf this laconic com- munique was to be read the news of France's first big strategic vic- ory. It meant that the French had smashed Into and bitten off the big German frontier salient ivhlch ex- epded into France between Snar- bruecken and Saarlauten. Experts believed that the French were now in possession of a part )f the Banr valley. The French had miles in that sector. gained eight Two buoys like the above, washed Up at Orleans and Chatham. Mass., were the only tokens left behind by the German litwr Bremen as she' played hide and seek on the Atlantic following- outbreak of war. Holding the buoy "•" Surfman Francis Hatch, left, Frcnclv shock troops pinched off he salient b/ a swift, drive northwestward from Porbach. following he Little Rosel river to the Sanr. Within the salient, the French ook numerous villages including Carlsbrunn, -which gives Its name to the Carlsbrunn-warndt Forest- Lauterbach, Ludweiler, Grass Ros- scln nnd St. Nfckclaus, all of which the Germans had evacuated. The tforosl, filled with burled mines and tartk traps, was being mopped up this morning as new Frencl) lines were established on the wooded norlhern bank of the l'>encli line, the advance gave the French access lo easier grcund *— '— .--.-..-, .*.»..j Except for the Wrirndt Forc5t t!.<-' Amcrlcal 's still are In Berlin. More territory between ihe frontier and tha " 0 °° " glslcrcd nl U ' D Amcr| the Saar river is dotted with val- ?"" con ™ lElle lnsl wcek but only « leys and small woods. few of these have left the country. The French now had occupied a' U WM cstinwtcd "'"I between one-mile strip between the fron ' an " ' ! - 50a Amer 'cans were In " ' " - Germany before the war started. tier and the Saar river between sanrbruecken find the Rosel. The ,'', skirts Saarlauten and flows Slnyj " g ' northwestward toward Trier, ft Is Tllc nrm fWltudc cf the United . Approximately 1,500 Americans are f«;tte/l with IjnpJwtW"railhead's' including Dlllingcn, Hehllnger and States consulate In demanding that Americans leave Germany unless their presence here Is demanded was emphasized in the plight of pretty, blonde girls who have n roller-skating act at the Plaza theater. .,v..,, u^iyrtt^n U iu irumrer and the a-iar west of the Rosel would ! Tllc y nrc Celeste Eichllng of give the French access to numerous Mem Phls. Tenn.; Dorothy Olson of small ivalleys and local rrtllrond Miami. Fin., and Jean Rctd and lines extending Into Ihe German I Jcanette Yclvlnglon of Wnshlng- Uhlneland. . ••• - - _. An authoritative commentator Mcraig. The German Westwnll Is situated ' flppr:xlmately five miles north and cast of the Saar. Control of a flvc- mlle strip bet.vcen the frontier and Saar. the Warndt forest saiteat, the French removed one of the principal obstacles between the frontier and the Sanr river which, inside Germany, parallels the bor and Surfman Ezekial Fulch'er of,Trier. , between Saarbruecken and liie Orleans cosat guard . ] Besides .itralghteiiing out (tie said of this morning's communique 'hat the French forces were gradually approaching the Westwall at various points but thai French action had not yet reached the attacking phase from the technical vlcwp:int. He described the French operations as still In the concentration stage of establishing contact with the enemy. Robin Hood Dell Sets Record for Attendance PHILADELPHIA (UP)-Officials at Philadelphia's Hobin Hood Del! have reported the largest attendance In history for this season. According to Samuel R. Rosen- uaum, president, of the Robin Hood Del! Concerts, 135,939 persons paid admission to Dell affairs. ' ton, D. C. They have a month's contract. The consulate crdcred them to appear, to discuss their case. They complete Ihelr engagement and go to Copenhagen Oct. l. Woman, 32, Licensed To Fly AH But Clippers CLEVELAND, O. (OP)—Pretty 32-ytar-oId Mrs. Arlcne Davis Is the only woman in the world licensed to fly all types of airplane.? except giant ocean clippers. She has just won a "1-M" rating after a series of tests In Boston lasting more than four hours. The rating entitles Mrs. Davis to pilot multi-motored planes up to a gross weight of 10,000 pounds over land or sea, : Hfrs. Davis was one of the first Ohio. She 'nen of .._,.. served at 13 o'clock at'tile" Hut. At 12:30 o'clock tho meeting will -be opened for regular business. The welcome address will be ninde 'oy .O. • . . |.»I.M. vj. iiiu fiiftk l*IIJ J."i- BERLIN, Sept. 0. (UP) — The tlrm cll >Wh, Is preparing a special most unconcerned American In M " no " for tho Legionnaires. Ocrmnny today probably Is nine- * -'•<-'-» '-• — year-old Emilia nitn Llnder, oi Now York. Most Americans are Jittery witli ar excitement, but Amelia isn't Shi> wants to stay here. Her brother, also nn American citizen, is working In a New York tank. Their parents, German citizens, nro remaining here. They registered Amelia at the United States consulate". They were told that they ought to send Amelia homo but she instated she wanted to stay, nnd probably will, nt least temporarily. Despite the evacuations, many for n net loeMipr mtvltno - l '"* """ u**^ u " »« uppeai .ich they w m atout u h to ">'»!° f United State cltl- ln a body. George w; Pat- f !' s n thl ' tiltle ° r crh1 ?' He was pastor of the First Chris- Introduced by W. W. Fowler, prln- .nfter which cervices .__,. n _ < icrson, pastor of' the First clpal of Ihe Manila schools. Tho meeting was opened ^vlth lie Saliite to the Flag and followed by the Invocation offered by the - T Fifth District will be . b , y '!}? I"vocallon offered by he o'clock nt the Hut At llcv "' J ' Hali! "'' ct Mnnlla - Fllz ' ,; " 18!l ' - ' of , Pi "° BI V Jf ' '' ad « s of !l brlef address, ' the dl- A. Cunningham, a past commander T ,, c . MnnU ; Band under "f the local post, and the response rc P t!o " Ol A ! Kly ^ all , na " will be given by joe Heam of Jones- ^f |L" ml) " s *»>*«** boro, post district commander. Holt ,,°, v " r ^i t - 0[ cnll of tmsfct win rrii™ i national nnthem. _ "My s" and the WOI " en is the wife of M T flent of a proven • Under Six Is Ruling Assistant Attorney General J. F. koonc yesterday advised Felix A. Klmbrough of Summers, Washington county, that there Is no pro- vlskn In education , Arkansas laws for the of R child under six years of age. The ' state ' constitution requires Ihe ' legislature to provide educational privileges for all children between the ages of six and-'2l years of age. cnll of posts will fellow. E. C. "Tcok" Gathings, United I „ n ~^~- ^T^T-i i States Congressmnn, who Is lo befNo rfOVlSlOn Of Child- the principal afternoon speaker, will j address the group at 1:30 o'clock. ) His talk will bo preceded by a i 15-mlnule mu.'fca) program by the' LITTLE HOOK, Ark., Sept. 9.— high school bnnd which Is under •••-••• the direction of Charles O. Morc- iicnd. Unfinished and new business will fellow Congressmnn Gnthlngs' address. Posts In this district arc: Jones- uoro, Welner, Hnrrlsburg, Marked Tree, Tyronza, Marion, Earle, Car- iway, Lcpanto, West Rldgc Manila, Blytheviile, Monettc and Trumnnn. School Board Cannot Pay Teachers' Insurance LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Sept. D.— School boards have no authority to Jse school funds in the -payment oi Ifc, accident or hospltaltzatlon Insurance fcr leachers, Attorney General Jack Holt advised J. A. Patterson of Forrest City yesterday. Mr. Patterson said teachers in me of the St. Francis county dts- rlcts planned to buy Insurance under a grtup policy and directors of the district desired to "know if they had authority to use school funds to pay part of the cost. Books Still Stained By Blood of Marat BATON ROUGE, La. (UP)—It may not be the most expensive autograph In the world, but It possibly Is the most unusual — that which Is composed of the blood of Jean Paul Marat, French physician and scientist of the 18lh century. The autograph, as It Is called, is the blood of Marat which fell on a copy of Pere Labat's "Voyages de I'Ainerlque" wh«n he was stabbed nai by Charlotte Corday in J793. The Memphis and vicinity-Pair to- book Is part "of the ccllectlon of night and Sunday, slightly warrn- Loulslana State University. 'er tonight. Hayti Youth Enlists In United States Navy Jchn Nell Walters, ot H&yti, has enlisted in the United States navy. It tvas announced ' yesterday In Memphis, where enlistment was made at the United States Recruiting Station. Woman, 96,^ Cautions Girls to Slow Down HARTFORD, Conn. (UP)-^Mrs. Flavilla Topping, .celebrating her 86lh birthday anniversary, advised the - modern girl to "slowdown." * "Girls today live too fast. They smoke, drink and go In for spectacular clothes. "I have never done any of these things, nor have I ever tasted liquor. And that is why I am alive and well at 96." WEATHER Arkansas—Fair tonight and Sun-

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