The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 8, 1940 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, November 8, 1940
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEA ST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOLUME XXXVIT—NO. 201. Blythertlle Dally New* BJythevtlla Courier Mississippi Valley Blytheville Herald .BLYTHEV1LLB,.'ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1940 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS BRITISH Hungary Foils Nazi Kidnap Plot; Heavy Guns Roar BUDAPEST, Nov. 8. (UP) —A plot to kidnau Regent Admiral Nicholas Horthy of Hungary and to murder his suite in an effort to effect the. release of imprisoned Hungarian Nazi leaders and establish a Nazi regime in Hungary was reported officially today by the attorney general's office: The attorney general asked for the arrest of five Nazi deputies. He charged they were headed by Charles Wirth, who was described as the chief Nazi plotter. It was claimed that the plotters intended to force Horthy to grant re nulseri amnesty f"<^ TTVanrMc C^olm-i S™ iJUiai-u. prisoned ATHENS, Nov. 8. (UP) — An artillery duel lias broken out along the entire battle] front in northwestern Greece! and the Italians have started a series of local attacks in Epirus, the high command communique said today. Official and unofficial ' reports indicated that the artillery fire, which normally would precede an attack in force, was intensifying steadily and had now become violent. "There is an artillery duel along the whole front," the communique said. "On the Epirus front local attacks against our positions were Son And Daughter Of Public Health Officer Are Killed plotters planned, to kill the minister of interior. He charged the Nazis plotted to seize the Hungarian metal and arms factories and used the loot to arm Nazi followers, who aimed to • enforce appointment of Szalasi as premier. As general said, plot at a meeting of Nazi leaders. (Horthy has been reported unfriendly toward Nazism in the past weak spots along the line through troops and tanks could be poured in mass for a j pital. SCRANTON. Pa., Nov. 8. (UP) — An employe dismissed a month ago from the municipal hospital for contagious diseases was questioned today in connection with a bomb explosion that killed the son a^ daughter of Dr. E. H. Rebhorn, city health inspector. Rebhorn's son, William, 19. and his daughter, Lois, 17, were killed last night when a bomb exploded as they entered their father's automobile. The explosive had been atttached to the car in an apparent effort, to take the father's life. It was reported that the suspect, whose identity svas not disclosed, sent threats to Rebhorn on at- least one occasion. -The physician is a staff surgeon at the municipal hos- thrust toward' Janina. The government; press secretariat said that operations along the entire front were satisfactory. It was asserted that a withdraw- jal admitted by the high command l j **-*»•*-•»• «»-» j «.*. w i;*.i\^ i^«^.tiit.414\i Cll'A ij_ unfolded his its left flank - Qn the E plrus frontt 1 ' was "purely of local interest." Establishment of a British Royal Air Force - headquarters in Greece. maintain Hungarian independence as the Axis powers spread out in the Balkans.) Nazis were instructed to take Horthy into "protective custody" during which he would be forced to grant amtnesty to all arrested Nazi leaders, the attorney general ' ''" . . .. V1 g^ously to Headed "Royal Air. Force head- F.D:R; Was An "Also Ran" WASHINGTON, Nov. 8. (UP)— President Roosevelt revealed .today that his personal prediction on out»;• come of the election was wrong by 109 electoral votes—that he had predicted his total would be 340 rather than the 449 which he actually received. Stock Prices quarters in Greece," the statement said British bombers operating from Greece bombed the Italian airdrome at Valona, on the Albanian coast, .Wednesday..' However a minor police official investigating- the fatal blast that rocked the city's most fashionable 11 AapKvillp nairrhUnvVinnrl e-ni^l Vi r, «X,-.i,U*-,, »I, r. *-*VX»L»ll V111C Nov. I Cotton Estimate 12,847JOOO Bales WASHINGTON, Nov. «, (UP)~Tho agricultural department today estimated 1940 cotton }irocluaion ut 12,847,000 bales—more than a million bales greater khan lust year's yield. Cotton ginned from the; 1S40 crop prior lo Nov. i, the department .said, totaled 9,083.626 running bales, compared with 10,079,1111 for 1939 and 10,124.773 for 1938. The estimate us o!' Nov. l. showy un increase of less than one per cent over the forecast u.s oi' 0<:t. 1. indicated yield per acre was 252.1 pounds compared with 237.9 pounds in 1030 and A 1U8.1 pound yield over the 10-year average. Cotton production in 1939 was 11,817.000 bales. The 1929-3tt average was 13.547,000. ,' ' Favorable weather during October increased production prospects in Qarollna, Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Dry weain- er, however, caused an Indicated reduction in Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. ; Estimated production by "states by bales included: Arkansas. 1,545.000; Missouri, 365.000; Texas, 3.380.000; Mississippi, 1,343,000; Tennessee, 520.0GO. ', • Third Longest Suspension Bridge In World Falls Yesterday TACOMA, Wash., Nov. 8 (UP)— The Washington toll bridge authority today proci-edcd with plans to rebuild the faur-month-old S6V 400,000 Tacoma Narrows suspension bridge, the remains of which wove lying in the mud in the bottom of Puget Sound. The bridge, third \ longest suspension span in the world, was Germans Report Convoy Sunk; Blast Arms Works LONDON, Nov.; 8. (UP)— British bombing planes have made what may prove to be the heaviest raid of the entire war on the gigantic Krupp armament works at Essen, heart of the German industrial Ruhr, the air ministry disclose^ today..-. "During- the night • Royal Air Force bombers carried out an ex- ceedtrfgly heavy attack on .the' neighborhood said he "donbts the man would do a thing like this." He indicated there was little evidence against the man. Police indicated they would question inmates of disorderly^ houses. As city health inspector"" one of Rebhorn's duties is to enforce certain regulations in the district Women inmates there must pass regular and periodic tests in the city's clinic. Authorities were check- Ing the possibility thai some friend of these women may have wanted "Enemy aircraft, on; the ground ; to kill Rebhorn because of some of were bombed and machine gunned and also .a •large^iYum^r-ofv airmen /standing -in - front' of. hangars were/ . attacked," ,the _,., statement said:- ••;•• v - '' " "• •''.' - - :> A" large number of bombs \verejadverse testimony given by him in the decisions he made on these tests. Police investigated the possibility sought po^vico^.l^^xin^r.,. Anight hav.c t 'Reb'horhV ~ life ^'because : of A. T. & T. 1GC 74 27 seen to directly hit aircraft, wivch were completely destroyed. Near misses severely damaged other aircraft. "Our aircraft were attacked by enemy, fighters without effect. All cur aircraft returning .safely to their base. One airman was killed by a stray bullet. "The leader of the formation, returning to base, reported: "'We took the enemy completely -by surprise and 'were able to make runs .over the. target without, interference. Our observers watched bombs bursting workmen's compensation cases. Rebhorn said he had received no threats. Meantime bomb experts came from New York and Philadelphia to aid in the hunt for the assassins. Is nim OUO Not Guilty Of Statutory f Cecil Gatewood, of Leachville charged with rape in a case continued from t the Spring term of circuit courti was acquitted i by a jury this morning in the criminal division" of circuit court. The case, which opened after the Wednesday noon recess, went to the jury shortly before six- o'clock yesterday afternoon. The jurors -'resumed their deliberations this ; moping and returned their verdict |if- jter"about an hour's.deliberation.§• y^Denver- Dudley, »f, Jbnesbprp ...._ ' Gene' E. Bradley represented the defendant while Claude F. Cooper was special assistant to Bruce Ivy district attorney, in .the prosecution. Cases of guilty pleas were to be heard this afternoon "' j aircraft on the ground and very Cities Service 61-4 Coca Cola .... -.'... no Gen'l Motors 53 1-8 Mcnt. Ward 40 3 -2 N. Y. Central 15 3-8 North Am. Aviation 18 3-8 i Packard 31-2 Phillips t ... 38 1-2 Radio .. '. 51-2 Republic Steel 23 1-2"[ Socony Vac 8 7-8 j Studebaker 8 7-8 i Std. of N. J 34 1-2 j Texas Corp 35 5-8 j U. S. Steel 73 7-8 ' Informants said that despite unfavorable weather British bombers again raided Albanian ports yesterday. The ports attacked were unloading supplies for the Epirus front. Assures U. S. on French Colonies t Says U.S. Split With Britain And Canada Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS. 111,. Nov. 8. i UP)— Hogs, receipts, 12.000—9.500 sslfble. Top, 6.25. 170-230 Ibs.. 6.10-6.20. . HO-160 Ibs.. 5.65-6.15. Bulk sows. 5.50-6.10. Cattle: receipts, 1200—1.000 salable. Slaughter steers. 6.50-13.75. Butcher yearlings, heifers. 7.00- 10.CO. Slaughter heifers, 5.75-12.25. Beef cows, 5.25-6.25. Cutters and low cutters. 4 5.00. New York Cotton Dec. Jan. Mar. • May July Oct. Prev. Open High Low Close Close 990 991 979 985 982 973 980 979 959 924 980 987 983 964 925 978 978 974 955 916 980 984 981 963 923 978 982 976 956 916 New Orleans Cotton Dec. Jan. Mar. May July Oct. Dec.' May Prev. Open High Low Close Close 992 992 988 990 987 984 986 984 986 982 984 981 961 923 Say New Issue Would Refund Present Issues At Interest Saving A special election has been called by the Blytheville Special School District No. 5 to vote on the question of a seven mills building- fund tax, to be collected annually on the assessed valuation of the taxable property in the district. In an effort to refund the entire bonded indebtedness—$204,000—of Blytheville Special School District No. 5 The election is to be held Nov. 21 The., purpose, of. the refunding ". issue Is/to reduce' the/interest rate ,on:-4his,;pr'esent outstanding :.bonds' ami does : noL'increase ; tne''district debt, It has been pointed out. The issue provides .that the seven mills building fund tax would be •collected annually, beginning with the taxes collected in 1941. with the provision that the surplus In • • w«fc*» v* w*.**^j 1*4. IJ v. J. J.AU/VSA* . U.*J WA • L/ A i*JUA4 WJ. a \ - , were -to be sentenced by Judge G. any y f ar ' over and above •'-*-' Q Yn r\11 v* r •»-* f\rtf\r+t*r\ «*.. t-« ... »-. whipped to pieces yesterday in a Krupp works at Essen/' a brief •55-mile-an-hour wind. It linked j communique sukl. . . . the Pacific •Northwest's three •• ma» j "Attacks also were made on oil lor defense units—Port Lewis and targets In Germany, on the invasion McQhord Field near Tncoma, and • ports and on enemy airdromes In the Puget Sound navy yard at Prance." * . Bremerton. Hastily reconditioned I Us e of the word "exceedingly" to ferries were put Into service today i describe the raid, indicated that between Point Defiance and Gig (lt was of extraordinary extent. The Harbor. -While bridge experts argued about air ministry is sparing of such words In communiques. vcrslty of Washing ton tinkered with a $14,500 model to eliminate the "bugs" from the new one. Charles E. Andrew, former as- engineer on BERUN, Nov. 8. (UP) 4 A special high command communique said today that "German oversea navy fofp ces" had destroyed completely-/-in the North Atlantic 1 a British convoy totaling 86,-J 000 tons of ships in a single' action. •& "German oversea navy forces now. in the Atlantic have dcstroyieS what had caused the span to dis-! Ifc lmcl been foreca st. when Air Integrate, engineers at the Uni- j Mfu ' shnl Sir Charles Portal became ohiof of air staff, a-; month, ago that British counter-offensive, operations would be stepoed up.promptly. Since then there have been widespread British attacks on Germany, Invasion ports, and German air- Air Force planes also have Inten- -Oaklcind bridge, who E. Keck in the closing session of a light term., ' . Court was held one" day last .week and reconvened Monday. Children Orphaned by Second Auto Accident ENTERPRISE. Ala. (UP) — For the second time in a few months, four small children here have been orphaned by automobile accidents. WASHINGTON, Nov. 8. (UP)— President Roosevelt announced today that half of this nation's plane production would be made available cidentl to Great Britain and Canada and the federal priorities board immediately granted the British government permission to negotiate for 'purchase of 12,000 new aircraft. Mr. Roosevelt revealed he had ! 'established a "rule by thumb" by which the British and Canadian armed forces would get half of the | flying fortresses, other fighting ! planes, arms and ammunition rolling off American assembly lines. At his first pre's sconference since re-election to a third term he also disclosed Mexican and United States army officers have carried on consultation for joint defenses of North America. These consults[ tions, he said, were similar to the I joint defense talks (formally ia I progress between this country and j i Canada. Mr. Roosevelt asserted that reports attributed to New Deal and official administration circles of a shakeup in the cabinet and pos- i sioie replacement of Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson were inventions. Mr. and Mrs. George W. Mtm- son. of the Mount Pleasant community. adopted the children when their parents were killed in an ac- Recently, .Mr. and Mrs. Stinson were killed in an automobile accident, which also claimed the life of Ollis Williams, 23. Chicago Corn open high low close Dec. 613-4 62 3-8 '613-4 623-8 May 623-4 633-8 623-4 631-4 Sees Nazism As. "Avalanche" amount necessary to pay Interest maturing that year, must be used for retiring bonds on tender or call, to repay the principal and Interest of the proposed refunding issue which will run for nineteen years and two months. The proposal "provides for calling of bonds ,of the three issues now outstanding and their replacement by one bond issue of the total amount bearing 3 1-4 per cent Interest. 986 987 967 923 991 988 968 927 990 986 967 927 987 9&1 962 open high low close 871-8 877-S 871-8 8T7-8 865-8 87 865-8 37 French Ambassador Gaston Henry-Haye pictured at the State Department, where he de- .livered Marshal Petain's reply to President Roosevelt's recent j demand for clarification of the j status of French colonies under i a Franco-German peace treaty. 1 The Vichy government's reply was reported to have contained assurances that Germany-would get no > French ; bases in the ft Hemisphere. ' Six-Year-Old Child Dies At Dyess Hospital OSCEOLA, Ark.. Nov. 8.—Funeral services for Ruby Fern Stevens, six-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Stevens of Marie who died at the Dyess Hospital Thursday will be held at 2 o'clock today at Manila. Services will be conducted by the pastor of the Church of Christ in the Manila community. The Stevenses have two other children, Fay, n, and j. L. Jr., 7. Travis Funeral Home has charge. Speech Produces Silence NORTH SACRAMENTO. Cal (UP) — A high school sophomore Jack Gibson, gave a three word speech .when his English t°.ar> D ~ asked him to ..speak.-a minute and a half.-."Silence is golden," he said, observing it for 90 seconds, of seven mills for refunding bond purposes is being made but because of legal requirements it is necessary to vote the levy specifically for the new bond issue, It Is understood. The new refunding issue would replace the" three issues which now carry an averse interest rate of 4.30 per cent. The new bonds would provide the same general features contained in the present bonds, all maturine in 19RO and including call and tender clauses. It is estimated that an estimated savin? of about S30.000 will be made to Blvtheville school patrons during the life of the debt and the district's indebtedness will be retired just that much earlier because of the savhigs. It Is said that the interest rate on the proposed issue is one of the lowest rates of interest ever obtained by an Arkansas school district. built the. Tacoma Narrows span, said he originally had planned for open truss construction, which j would offer less wind resistance. Another engineer, he said, had substituted flat girders. Another theory was that the wind against the side of the structure had caused It to vibrate as a paper vibrates ^when the edge . Is bown. Still another suggestion was that the bridge:-had sified attacks on Italy, 'and have area twice. .*' is. one of the largest armaments works. In the tons with one action," the com-' munique said. £. (The communique was taken as explaining reports that a German sea raider of the 10,000 ton, 11-inch gun class was spieading,. destruction through the North Atlantic ship! ping lane between Canada and the United States, and Great Britain. % (London reported that the Berlin radio interrupted a musical pro-, gram to broadcast the following version of the communique: ^ ("Surface craft of the German navy operating in the Atlantic com-,, pletely destroyed an enemy convoy- in the North Atlantic on the Brit£ ish Western route. Tonnage sunk to 80,000." (The British admiralty, London said, when asked about the com- munique said: "No comment." ; (Mackay Radio picked up Tues 1 ' world. In 1918, toward the end of' y; ' rcto the last war. it employed 167,000 mcn. The air ministry in giving 1 de- ! tails of Its attacks on Germany early Thursday '• Cornish (Corinth?) reporting they „; attacked by a German -.'.Whatever; it,was,","the bridge-!be-. gan to sway like : a "porch swing yesterday. Two trucks and an au- sound whe nthe bridge gave way. The lone casualty \Vas a cocker spaniel owned, by Leonard Coatsworth, who jumped from his careening automobile and crawled 500 feet on his hands and knees to safety. Patrick Henry Wilson, executive Secretary of the bridge authority, said that full insurance coverage would permit Immediate reconstruction. /An Important jjiifplane, \englne - works " in -.- the- - Spandau.: suburb • of Berlin, railroad and •freight yards northwest of Berlin, the important Rhine harbors of Dulsburg, Ruh- rort, Mannheim and Ludwigshafen; oil refineries at Leuna and Hamburg, a railroad junction at Pretzsch, railroad yards at Hamm, Mainz and Cologne; factories near Cologne and Dutsselodrf, an airdrome at Bolitz and the dock area; of Dunkirk, France, were attacked despite bad weather which compelled the British planes to fly storms. Ban Broadcasting Of Hitler's Speech Today BERLIN, Nov. 8. (UP)—Hitler spoke at a memorial meeting in! Munich on the 17th anniversary of the Nazi beer cellar putsch, the •official news agency said tonight. I In New York NBC said* plan? for broadcasting the speech had been cancelled without explana* tion.) Arkansas With Minority NEW YORK, Nov. 8. (UP) — Heiress Does Her Bit for Britain FSA Supervisor Tells Rotarians About Work The Farm Security Administra- Men and the work it is doinnr ^mon? farmers who are unable toj ^nance themselves were discussed bv D. C. Neal of the local F. S. A.; '"fflce Thursdav at the werkly '"rcheon meeting of the Rotary j club. j Guests at tlie meeting ware:! Omr»r Caneer of Monticello. Cs.h"f..i Ed Teaford of Osccola, and Wa!- h er Pone of Little Rock. Diok White is the junior Rotarian fflr the month. Herman Merten, above, Ger- man-bom American attached to the U. S. Embassy in Berlin, thinks the U. S. should cooperate economically with Germany because "no power on earth will stem the avalanche" of Nazism. He's pictured :n recent arrival in New York, where he was reported to have • extolled Nazis. Steele Farm Laborer Suffers Chest Injury; Cecil James, 37-year-old farm 'aborer of Steele, Mo., received a chest injury in a peculiar accident which occurred Friday. He and two other men were pushing a trailer when his foot became entangled in a wire, causing him .to fall, and the trailer rolled over on him. However, a wheel did not strike his .body. Thanksgiving Day on the traditional last Thursday of November, a survey showed today. Thirty other states will celebrate the holfcTay on Nov. 21,v the date set by President Roosevelt last year and this year. No date has been determined for the celebration in Kentucky. States observing the Nov. 28 celebration are Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Maine/Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee. Vermont and Wisconsin. Yesterday the; German, radio said that two 'British steamships had been badly damaged bjr German 'warships " UXT ~*nlles^ off the~ NeW- foundland coast. One-was identified as the City of Cornish (Corinth?) the other was said to be a 16,000 tonner. The Raneitilci Is of 16,698 .tons. (It was reported in- New York that there had been 40 warships in the .convoy attacked. New York reports also were that British warships were speeding to the rescue, CIJhe Kangitiki had reported "Convoy still being leisurely attacked." i (The position of the convoy was report-ed almost exactly midway between. Cape Race, Newfoundland, and Valencia, Ireland. (The German pocket battleship Admiral G:af Spee, trapped by British cruisers at Montevideo, wss scuttled. Its slstsr ships of the class are the Luetzow, formerly the Deutschland, and Admiral Scheer.) A Giant Eg? BELCHERTOWN, Mass. (UP)—A hen bred from a Rhode Island Red and Barred Reck has laid an egg weighing 5M: ounces and having circumferences of 7 1-4 and 9^4 inches. The bird is owned by Ed- wafd L. Schmidt. Robbed of File On Fifth Column Three Months Old Baby Dies Suddenly Linda Joyce Warren, three- months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Warren, died suddenl early this morning.' Ill with a cold fcr several days, the baby became much worse only a short time before she died at four o'clock. Funeral services were to be held -.his afternoon at Sawyer Cemc- ery for the only child in: this 'amily. Hanna Funeral Home 5s in ;harge. L/^v One of America's most active workers for British relief is Mrs. RonaU. B. Balcom, the former Church Receives $1,000 For Care of Burial Lot PHILADELPHIA (UP)—A $1,000 legacy for the perpetual care of the Revolutionary War General "Mad Anthony" Wayne's burial lot has been awarded by the court to Old St. David's Church in Radnor, Pa. The money was bequeathed in the will of Mrs. Mary Atlee Wayne virgman, a direct descendant of I Gen. Wayne. ! WEATHER Arkansas—Cloudy and warmer Millicent Rogers, Standard Oil tonight, Saturday cloudy, occasional heiress. She is pictured above rains, warmer in east and south in the New York office of a portions, colder in extreme north- Ingvald Eaugen, above, head.J;pf the Norwegian Seaman's* Asspp elation ,* who was kidnaped as he If ft his Brooklyn, N. Y., hotel, on ' his way to a meeting to nami/ seme alleged fifth columnists. Kid- nationwide group of physicians wes t portion .-„,. and surgeons she organized to '; Memphis and • vicinity—Fair • and ' napers robbed him of sheaf .of Brought to Walls hospital;: his. .send medical ana surgical, sup-,- slightly warme r tonight, Saturday, papers concerning Uie fifth coi- very good ;today. 'W ' paea to ^ a g laDd y. a..trtnr»Minff• ftin»riim«s and warmer. l umnists., " l -~

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