The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 30, 1939 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, September 30, 1939
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Be Sure To'Attend Coitnty Sept. Z BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOLUME X-XXVT-NO. Ifiii. nlythevllle- Courier Blydievllle Herald British And Turkish Negotiations Add To European Confusion IONDON, Sept. SO. (UP)—A Turkish miliUry mission is cnroute to London to negotiate \viUi the British government, 'the, Turkish embassy snitt today. The disclosure, a complete new departure in the confused European situation following upon the negotiation 01 a Russian-German pact, strengthened persistent reports iw fivpjil: Rriliiin and Turkey were at the point of sisiimt THK DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI nLYTIIRVll-LR, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, BRPTKMIIRU' 30^ Do$ot Forget To Payltour Poll Tax Before October 1 Blytiicvlllo Dally News Mississippi Valley SINGLR COPIES FIVE CENTS that Great Britain and Turkey were a pact of mutual assistance, (The British wireless, in a radio- " cast,Intercepted by the Unlleil Press nl New York, quoted reports .from Turkey (hat n new Anglo-Turkish agreement had been completed and that, according to well Informed circles, the agreement would be signed Immediately upon the return lidme cf Sukru Saracoglu, Turkish foreign minister, from Moscow. (This radiocast said that, the Implications of the Russo-Gcyman agreement were being clcsely followed In Turkey, and that it was asserted at Ankara, the capital, that friendly relations between Turkey and Russia -would hi no way compromise the British-Turkish and French-Turkish negotiations fcr definite pacts of mutual assistance). .- At'the outset of the war, Turkey had said that it would be faithful to Its temporary mutual aid agreements with Britain and France. Since then events have moved with such rapidity as to make Turkey's position at once difficult and most important, commanding as it does the narrow Dardanelles Strait between the Mediterranean and BlacW Seas. Particularly the increasmgly close friendship between Russia, Turkey's friend.of long standing, and Germany, the enemy of Britain and Prance, had made for confusion. Turkish Foreign Minister Sara- coglu went to Moscow. He had hardly begun his talks, when Joachim von Ribbentrop, German foreign minister, flew to Moscow and negotiated a world important pact of amity with Russia. .Saracoglu was left cooling his heels while the Russian-German negotiations were conducted. (Berlin leportcd that Russia ind Turkey toould make a common declaration today at Moscow and that it woukL be v a demonstration of solidarity' It was added tr,-\t the Nazi belief,' the declaration piobably would not lefcr to ans but Russo-Turkish matters.) Saracoglu was scheduled to leave 'Moscow' today. But the United Press Moscow correspondent reported this morning that he would probably remain for several i days, presumably:awaiting fresh instruc- FULL Ml Property Tax Collections Sidetracked In Order T< Issue Receipts Jess Homer, deputy sheriff am collector In charge of the" thevllle courthouse office, nounced this afternoon suspenslo: of collection of state and count real and personal property taxes in an effort to meet the demand for poll tax receipts before the 'deadline' at midnight. "We want to do everything possible to see that no one is disenfranchised by failure to pay poll tax and have therefore decided to accept property tax payments through next week without penalty in order to devote all our attention to efforts to issue as many poll lax receipts as-possible before the 'midnight deadline," Mr. Horncr said. Under state law the writing of poll tax receipts must stop at, midnight and Mr. Homer said it was necessary that collection-; of other taxes be suspended to Issue as many receipts as possible. Also Convokes Reichstag As Slage is Sel For Important Move J BERLIN, Sept. 30. (UP)—Fuehrer Adolf Hitler today summoned his ixLs pni'lnci' Italy to emergency consultation in llerlln' convened his Reichstag to hear a declaration next week and for fiO minutes conform! at his chancer with his cabinet and general staff and high ranking generals. . Belief that Hitler planned events ' of grave nml perhaps spectacular importance was supported by announcements in Rome and Berlin that Italian Minister Count Ciano would arrive in Berlin tomorrow by invitation of the Reichstag. A German foreign office spokesman said that Ciano's visit would fall within the framework of the Rome-Berlin axis, a military alliance providing for consultation between Italy and Germany befoic new military adventure by either power. Observers believed that piano would sec both Hitler and German Foreign Minister 'von Ribbentrop perhaps to discuss peace proiwsals, perhaps to discuss dar on a greater scale than ever before if Britain and France refuse peace on'the basis of Poland's partition; . • ' Italy thus far has remained ncu (ral In the European war on the basts of Hitler's Mussolini that Germany did iiot .require Italian military aid. That, however, was four week? ago. Belgium Troops Moved ' PARIS, Sept. 30. (UP) — Th< newspaper Paris Soir reported from Luxembowg todaj that Belglai Irocps stationed on the French fron tier have left their |»sitlons and arc being urgently movedllo north cm Belgium, near Holland. Claim Counter Blockade BERLIN Sepl 30 (UP) — Thi 'German army high command, dls .closing a cgunter^blockade to .th VHfitish contraband contiol claimed today that during.the last 478 hours German destroyers rind torpedi P A I A • VU ID boats hue seaiched 4D steamer Farm And AgnCUltUtal tX- in u>e Cattegat and Skagenak ™>i^<: Amnnrr T ri h Q P A cc.mnnmln.ue said that a num pms Among l nose ))cr of vcsse]s ]1B<J becn lnken to Viewing Fair Here German ports their cargoes. for confiscation o The 'Mississippi County Fair is tioiis' from his government. The ; correspondent added- that there".was no confirmation; of Ber-, - lin reports thai.'Russia intended toj s 'PP' piit pressure 'on Turkey ahd Rumania." ' Attracting many widely known vis- 1 "Further, the correspondent said 'thai' we|l informed .Moscow quarters thought it might be advantageous to'Russia and Germany ; to retain a-neutral block in the Balkans, and to ensure the neutralization of the Dardanelles.. itors who are studying the exhibits and methods used by the Missis- Fair Association 'in promoting one of the most -, successful fairs of this section. • Among those who have already Tells Florida Murder Slory Ready for Finish Fight ' BERLIN. Sept, 30. (UP)-Gcr- many will fight the war -to a finish I '.",. L "'. with every weapon and every means °}, """' necessary to insure victory if Great Britain nnd Prance reject . the Russo-German peace overture, Nazi . Informants said today. The informants emphasized, however, that there no questioning ot the division of Poland between Germany and Russia. That, tlicy said, was not a point for ncgoliaticn. Germany urgently desires, it was said, in cooperation with Russia , and other friendly states, including Italy, to induce Grcnt Britain and France to call off the war. Stock Prices NEW YORK, Sept, 30 (UP)— Stocks made up yesterday's losses in mcderately active session today and rounded out the best months advance since June, 1938. AT&T... IG1 7-8 Anaconda Copper 341-8 Associated DO 9 J - 8 Beth Steel 93 3-8 Boeing Air 27 3-8 Chrysler 91 1-4 Coca Ccla 109 3-4 General Electric 41 1-8 General Motors 55 1 -2 Int Harvest 69 1-4 Montgomery Ward 54 1-4 N Y Central 22 Packard 4 been here'are: W. L. Cochran of Little Rock, stale vocational. agriculture director; B. P. Jones of New Albany, Miss:, agricultural agent of Union County, Miss.; Austin Vines of Little Rock, assistant agrcnomisl or the extension service of Arkansas; George Melzler of Harrisburg, agricultural agent of County; John H. Brown Tisburg, administrative as;- sistant of the AAA in Poinsett County; E. G. Landers of Batesville, Arkansas superintendent of vocational agriculture; F. H, Wliitnker of Washington, D. C., senior statistician of the Crop Reporting Bureau; A. R. Sullivan of Jonesboro, agricultural agent of Crnljjhead County; S. A. Moore of Little Rock, extension poultry hcnd of (he Arkansas agricultural extension service. Miss Gertrude E. Connnt of Little Rock, extension nutritionist of the Arknnsas extension service. Miss Mcna Hogan of Little Rock, district home demonstration ngent; J. O. Fulterton of Little Rock, district agricultural ngent; O. H. Shaw of Memphis, manager of the Scuth Memphis stock yards; G. D. Strauss of Memphis, president of the Memphis Packing Company; Odie Owens of Memphis, horse nnd mule tiealer; Miss Mary Alice | Leftwlcii of - Caruthersville, home j demonstration ngent of Pemiscot County, Mo.; Dr. J. S. Cline of Little Rock, of the state veterinarian department; Miss Catherine Orr of Memphis, art judge at the ; MidSouth fair; Walker Parke of; New York city, exhibiting art this week at the Brooks Memorial Art Gallery in Memphis; Mrs. Louise Clark of Memphis, judge of art at the MidSouth fair; Mrs. Eldon D. E. Dickey, Mrs. John C. Larkln SoKny Standard Oil Texas Corp U S Smelt .. U S Steel .. 47 1-2 04 1-4 78 3-4 ind Mrs J. W. Wade, all of mantown, Tenn., Judges of art at i t the MidSouth fair; Mrs. Marie! f • Chicago Wheat Dec. May Dec. May open 83 83 1-4 high 84 5-8 85 1-8 low 82 3-4 83 1-4 close 84 .-2 85 1-4 Chicago Corn open 50 52 3-4 high 51 1-8 54 low 50 f2 3-4 close 50 7-8 53 7-8 Prize Wiiniing Community Exhibits he Yarbro exhibit (top) won* first place in Osceola Youth Dies When Truck and Auto Collide Near Luxra Dcntli vodo rnin-flwcpl Ilighwny No. 61 midnight, when CluivloK Oscnv Blnekwooil f 22, of ( v»i:i;<jm, was killed in it collisioii.of a (nick nnd automobile nl/t/uxova. • * Jess Wyndhnin, 30, of Capo GIr.-', nitleim, Mo, was dilvcr'of. the; Klmbcl Transpoit Company truck which collided with the Blackwocxl car on the cmvo Of Highway 01 where tlioe Is nn nltprnalc route through Lii\oin. V Ho was only (.lightly Injuied, 'llw tingpdy'Kccuued nbout, 12:30 o'clock ns young Blarkv/ood .was . idmiihitj lionin from ihls city whcic In 1 luul seen Ills brother, Paul, play football for Blythcvllli- Midnight IV 'Demiline' For Paying Poll Tax With tlui Nhorirr and collector's olllco In bolli tlio lllyUiovlllfl und Osccoln courlhoiumi to remain open until midnight to receive payment of poll tax It appeared tills alti'r- noon that Mississippi County's to- (nl of receipt holder:! for thu 1040 primary volhic would be thn Innf- In sovernl years.: Karly :thls afternoon there was every Indication that, the total number Issued hero before tho 'deadline' would be very close to 5,00(1 while tho number • issued nt the Osceola district offlcc will probably bu very closu to the same total, : ; A total of 10,000 or oven 9,fiOO would give -the county 1U Inmost potential primary volo In several years.' Witness Tells Committee Lewis' Group - Inlcstec / With Communists "* Counts Tail no; in piogiess hero Second place wits awarded the Dell exhibit. .(boUom). .Indues «utl exhibits Ihis jeni v,eie of unnsunlly high quality und attractiveness. -Courier Mews photos. Former Governor 01 Arkansas Indicted By Federal Grand Jury LITTL EROCK. Sept, 30. (UP)^U. S. Marshal Virgil Pellic today awaited orders from Tampa, Pin., before taking into custody former governor of Arkansas Tom J. Tcr- rnll, who has been indicted on mail fraud charges by a federal grand jury nt Jacksonville, Pla, A copy of the indictment and orders to take Terrnll Into custody are expected by mnll Ihls afternoon, Petlie said. The former governor meanwhile i vig:roiLsly denied that he had eve violated any state or federal law I while employed as attorney lor i ] Tampa liquor rectifying plant, of . flcials of which were Indicted will him. "It is persecuticn," Terrall said "My friends know I have commute no crime nnd I am confident the matter will be cleared up quickly." I Those indicted were charged with having caused sale of whiskey warehouse receipts when the lirm did not have sufficient stick In j warehouses to cover supply of goods . called for in the receipts. Expect Record Crowd Sunday On Final Day Of County Fair The Mississippi Ccimty Pair todny war. In the midst of .',\hnt appears will be a big weekend— weather icrmlUIng— after having had a fair attendance since the exposition opened Tuesday night. The thrill circus of this afternoon will bo repealed tonight and Sundny afternoon with different programs which Include thrilling Blunts. The Ixilloon ascension, which has been a dally attraction, Is jcint; repeated this utlcrnoon and Sunday afternoon. Sunday's night final performance will also include another rodeo show and the midway of the carnival will continue in full owing until midnight tomorrow. Although the rain of yesterday cut Ihe attendance figure for School Day, it is believed that Ihc close of the fair will show the largest attendance of any fair ever held here. In addition to presentations by 4-H clubs yesterday, the hundreds in the grandstand witnessed the second, unit Carson, third, among .lie 17 communities which had. displays. The School Day celebration yes tcrday drew thousands of schoo children to the fnlr despite the In clement weather and seven 4-1 clubs participated In the spccla entertainment planned which wn free to till students. Yarbro won first with an nrlgl nnl playlet which was a "'take-off of a Mississippi County Fnfr Asso elation meeting. Second honorswci lo Recce, third to Clonnell ai fourth to Dycss. Thc,se presentalloi •were made up ot songs, skits ai instrumental selections. Oilier '4- clubs which presented progran were from Lost Cane, Clcnr La nnd Pawhecn. Von Richards', master of cer monies fcr the Pine Rldjie Foil which is performing at the fa Judged the competition. One of the most .substantial ca awards offered wns In the dr contest. The Dell home dcmtmli 'WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (U Joscph iSuck, who described hln self-us a charter mcmbci of 11 U. 8,.-•communist- party, lold II Dies coninilttcn lodny that Con nuinlsts now, control ill of Ihu 0. --H ,hUei'|iirtlonal untoui, - L.'.. l,6jv!5.1;' ho added, not find it-edsy (o i?c.t rid of them." : .:•••' , TInck, who Kald his wife and nnnli child were held hostage In Russia because ho deserted the Communist, party In 1934, snld Hint Communists had gained control of'lh'o 0. I. O. unions disturbing, their Ktrenglli and working lo ypl thcnr.clvca elected to olllca when possible. . i Ohalrman Marlln Dies (Dem., Tox.) Interjected lhal he could not understand why responsible union leaders like Mr. Lewis do not take acilon'lo net rid of the Coiunnin- Ir.ts'-whn'iiri! In their.rnnks. in the Pino UluR-nlythevllle game. Thice fi lends Hugh D, Ross, Mlllnrd Tompklus nnd Bill Ayres, all of Osceola,'were the :flrsi: to ' rench the scene nJtci' the •collision. They said ocouimnts ot the two cms hi>d iigiccd to motor home- wnid together nnd that they could not. (,ee light* of the Btackwood u when they Icokcil bnck on Ihc live so they quickly tinned ' omul to Investigate, 'Iho car was found on one side , f the highway, the <lrlvcr'i Mde rushed, and young Blackwood'-i ady wfls lyim: on Iho giound be- Mill Iho car. He was already (lend, •llio tiucl; driver hnd climbed rom the cab of his machine, Uilch was In a ditch on the same lilc ot the highway as was the lllnckwood cm, nnd was prcpav- B lo ll«hl llaics, It is said. , " , Slightly dnral from the 1 ' crash, ic wiui placed In the ot'icr car nnd Inkon to Osccoln for aid Young BlncknooiVa fnce nnd icad \voio lacerated, both le&s, Iinctmcd In .several places nnd'he ab>o Inteinnlly hurt. II is be- llcvcil thai, the Internal Injuries cnuscrt his death ns his hcnd was not ciilshed, It Is said Practically demolished, the cnr's engine t was, badly smashed, the hood lipped Oft and the fendeis loin nv,iiy. The cm did not! ( l\un over bill was found on lh,fi west slilo of Iho lOiul In nn uptight posl- tion. Offlccis who InvcsllBiuedf, sAitl vnV, making "the • • Olrls •Ilmnliuili)' Kchnul LONDON. Onl. (UW -i- There's lust one man lo every' .seven girl tdent.i enrolled. Ihlii year at Ihe mini school, rciilslrntion 10W. skill of David Dudlah, international lion club won first prize of $2 sling shot champion, who also per- Yarbro won $10 for second, in formed last night before Ihe rodca. D:gwood received $5 third prl? Judging of entries in the fair Individual winners were: Mrs. was completed today. S. Wlldy, Etowah; Mrs. B, S. Jac V /r Cotton NEW YORK. Sept. 30. <OP>— Cotton closed steady. open highn low close . 924 936 924 928 . 890 902 890 839-901 874 880 814 882n . 861 873 8CI 869-10 . 840 853 840 848-49 .. 821 832 820 828 i Get Dec Jan Mar jMay July Spots closed nominal at 939. np Joyce and Mrs. Betty Myers, of| Memphis; Henry Beaudoin of ,-,•»-,. Memphis manager of the Mid- Jean Bolton, abducted last August. with Orleans Cottot South fair. NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 30 (OP Luxora Man's Truck Frances Dunn, slain Miami high school girl, testifies at mur- —Cotton futures closed steady lo der .trial of Thomas Cochran, self- day, up 5 to 55 cents a bale. I styled talent scout. In West-Palm r» . JD f_J Beach, • Fla. Miss Bolton says Oct. Destroyed By fire cochran lured girls from home Dec. with promise of acting careers, Jan. LUXORA, Ark., Sept. 30.—A new forced them to submit to his ad- Mar. truck, owned by Walter Denton, of vanccs at pistol point, took Miss May Luxora, was destroyed by flre n't! Dunn Into swamp ami returned July open 935 900 884 810 850 829 high 039 314 859 883 862 841 low 935 900 884 870 843 829 close 943--I 912-1 895 ESO 859 840 In Ihc negro community exhibits. Armorel wen first; Blyllievllle, 1.36 Inches Of Rain Falls Since Thursday It rained a total of 1.30 inches since Thursday night to end the. five weeks drculli as fall weather made its appearance here todny in n brisk wav. Stoves were lighted nnd winter clothes donned after summer clothing and white shoes have been the usual dress even though 11 was late September. The official weather thermometer went to 56 degrees last night. The worst downpour of the showers was beteen 4:30 nnd 8 o'clock when an inch fell. WEATHER Arkansas— Fair nnd cooler In east and extreme south portion, light scattered frost In northwest portion tonight; Sunday fair, warmer son, Etowab; Mrs Route One, Blyth New Camera To Confi GREENWICH, lice arc working o speedy automobile A dcmonstratlc made of a new g n police car. whlc 1. The car whlc chine is following 2. A special sp police car. The motorist against this sctui photographing in turcs of jaywa cars, parking on the street, etc. All to be use police court, A gain cf n po sidcrcd the avei hog. Conn. (UP)—Po- rccenlly chnnce overloaded Dell last night. without her. Spots.closed. slendy nt 032. up n. Mcmphis and vicinity—Generally fair and cooler lonlght, light frost In Normally about wlUi slowly rising IcmpcralurM. In the United 1,500,000 per- War, she y the railroads leaflets I faces the loss of her flying llcens I following her "bcmbardment" 1 1he Capitol and White House peace men's •Keep curve'ns.'It wns going north, ap- rjiudnlly struck the' front side of (he car. 1 The colltslofi took plnce a few feet before young 'Blackwood's cnv i cached the curve In Ihe hlghwey, Ho was iclurnlng hcme for the second lime last night when the nccldcnt occuiied. Accompanied by Mi. and Mis. Dwlgljl H. Blackpool! nnd other members of the fnuillj, lie hnd gone lo Oiceola lo change clothes after deciding to attend the dance given In honoi of the football teams. Aftoi changing his clothes he en HIP back to Blythe\lllc nnd stop- p«l nl Ihe Rustic inn wheie IIP met Ills filehds anil they decided not lo BO to Ihe dance but m \cnve for, home. Charles snld he would follow thr- othei cm and Hint machine hticl just pissed the (nick when Ihe Bltiekwood car wns missed Tlic cm wiis owned by his cousin, D. II. Blackwood Ji. A mcmbci of n widely known Mississippi Comity family the youth ind lived In Blythevllle when a :hlld but hnd becn reared by his inclc, might H. Blnckwood, nml Mrs Blnckwood, following the lenlh of his fnlhci, W W. Blackwood, who died a number of yenrs ago His mothei died nine yeais niio when the family lived in Lh- lle Rock After leaving Blvthevllle they went lo Little Rock' but hnd reside:! in Osccohi since his' uncle returned there several yenrs - ago. He was gindunled ficm the Osceola high school a vear ago and hart been emploved on the U. S Engineers, government fleet at CKceola foi some lime Dining the psst summer he accompanied Mi. and Mrs. Blackwood to • Los Aiigeles, Calif., where they spent their vaca- on. returning to Osceola, Aug.;15. He Is also-survived by cne'sls- HY Mif.s Joy Blnckwood of Oscela, and two biothers, Willlnm Inckwood ot Osceola, and Paul llackwood, who has -mode.-., his ome with Mr. and Mrs. Clarence { Wllsoiv ot this city for the past r-veral jenrs rimcrnl services will be held Sunday afternoon, 2.30 o'clock, nt ho First Baptist church of Osce- .wlth Ihc Rev. Paul Gatloway, pastor of Ihc Osceola Methodist church, ofliclnting. Tlie pastor, the Rev Harold B. Tlllmnn. is out of he city Burial is to be In Violet cemetery there. Active pallbearers will be: D. E. Young, Bill Ayrcs. Tim Boles, George Ballew, Joe Applebaum, Charles Boles, W. C Mason Jr. Jhnmle Crain of Wilson. Emor> nnd Arthur Ayres. Honorary pallbearers will be: Wages E L Tallaterro, Emmelt Wilson, Carl Pollard, Paul Conway, Rogers McnKon, Wayne DKon, Bill Crlhfleld. Mlllard Tompkins and Sam Hodges Jr S»Ift Funeral Hcme Is In chaige of funeral n'rangemenls tlie Committee United States Out dropped thousands ot The War and Ihe Job SAINT JOHN, N. B, (UP)—Ad in • local newspaper: "Wanted — man called of

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