The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 9, 1940 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, November 9, 1940
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER N "I'HE rxSUfffVAWP WO/ODADTIrEl /•*• uXnjMMM* MT. . ,~, __ • ^» » VOLUME XXXVII—NO. 202. Blythevllfc Daily BJythertUe Oourfcr Mississippi Valley Blytheville Herald ^ D ° toANT N * WSPAp g» 0' NdRTfKA ST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHRVILLfi ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, NOVfOMBteR 9, 1040 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTO WAR'S GRIM PACE GROWS OVER WIDE AREA " : " ••••'•• • . . . — •-•••• • • '•• . ' .••;.. v •'•• . • ^^^ ™ •• W^HHV . V ^M^A ___. Gears Production Upon Continent; Snow Slows Fight BERLIN, Nov. 9 '(UP) — Adolf Hitler is gearing the productive capacity of Europe into a vast continental war machine by which he hopes to make Germany unbeatable, it was indicated today. Hitler told his Nazi Old Guard at Munich last night that C7er- many's productive capacity for airplanes was the greatest in the world and would remain so regardless of American efforts, because Germany was mobilizing all European industrial forces. He said that Germany with its allies was strong enough to stand against any combination on earth that he was determined to continue the war to a clear decision, that he rejected any compromise. Authorized sources, explaining Hitler's statement on industria 1 capacity, said today. that this was meant to LaclucJe all means of production now at Germany's disposal —virtually all the economic organization of continental Europe. In occupied territories, it was pointed out, such industrial giants • as the French Schneider-Creusot armaments works, the Netherlands Fokker airplane factories, Belgiar and French heavy industries and Norwegian shipbuilding- yards had fallen into German hands. Further, it was- said, - Germany is intensifying trade, accenting food istuffs and raw materials, with southeastern European- countries after the installation of a "new order" in Rumania and the pacification 1 of- Bulgaria and Hungary by acquisition. jbf Rumanian territory — r & '-German^'economic ; 'delegation: now at Moscow, informants said aims at speedily ^expanding the How of raw materials from Russia tc feed armaments mills throughout Europe. Informants were unwilling to gc into.details on the potential production level or the amounts of commodities to be exchanged with occupied lands. . '. - But it ' was . indicated that the j general plan was to organize a' single efficient unit of power .producers, such as the Rumanian oil fields and Norwegian water; power; the raw material producers of the east and the industrial regions of the west in order to fight out the war. Hitler in his speech had "said thac production in some branches of industry had ceased because of a superfluity of products, and in order to release productive forcer for more essential materials. - It, was indicated this great economic unit was being geared mainly to manufacture planes and submarines. Authorized informant: said that the supply of tanks, ammunition, artillery and other group weapons was now more than abundant, the almost. intact German supply having been increased by the great quantities of materials gained by conquest. Hitler made the speech last night at the Munich Loewenbraeu beer cellar on the even of the 17th anniversary of the abortive Munich putsch in which members of th<Nazi Old Guard took part with 'him. Last year, at the anniversary ceremony, held at the Buer- ger-Braeu cellar, a bomb exploded just after Hitler left the hall. Escape Serious Injury When Automobiles Collide Mrs. John Parks Jr., and Mrs. Ruby stain, both, of Steele, narrowly escaped serious injury Friday afternoon when an automobile driven by Claude Utley,' of Holland, collided with the Parks* car in Holland. "Both the women were removed to Walls hospital here but neither have injuries except for shock. The driver of the other car escaped without being hurt 'and his car was only slightly damaged althougn the Parks' car was damaged to the extent of about $400, it is estimated. Mrs. Parks' car was struck, from the side at an intersection of two streets near che Holland school. OHRID, Yugoslavia, Nov. 9. '(UP)—Re-enforced Greek armies lighting in a mountain snowstorm crept closer *o the Italian base of Koritza on the northern front and hurled back an Italian attack on the west coast, according- to messages reaching the frontier today. On the central front facing the Greek town of Janina, Italian airplanes were reported to have killed and wounded many persons in attacks on Janina and the villages of- Zoriana, Plesa and Ktidkovo but there appeared to be little change in the military positions. Official sources said they could not confirm rumors that an Italian division, presumably about 15,OCO men, had surrendered due to exhaustion of supplies after being surrounded in the mountains. Unofficial reports received on the Yugoslav frontier said Greek re- enforcements had arrived on the Koritza front where British antiaircraft guns previously were reported arriving. Rain and snow reportedly slowed up" ail military, operations in the-Koritza area where the mountain troops were blanketed in white. On : the warmer west coast, of Greece, Italian attacks on the village of Senmeriza were reported repulsed with severe losses.;. "'The Italian forces had crossed the Kalamas river near the Village of Mihina; border dispatches said. .•;The:••Fascist .units were : belisyed by-some military: observers' ••,$? be pairtf of the- .regiment/'.'the^Greeks. reportedly;': "encircled' "Wednesday 'but', . ~ which latei\, ''broke through the" Greek 'lines..""' ' • '"'" "Hitler's Headaches" C H Churchm paid SLirrin S trib ^ ^ the Royal Air Force's defense of Britain by -never have so many owed so much to so few;- these are some of the lads he meant The man;the famed spitfire fighting planes. They arc boyish smiles- that give no. hint of the deadly lighting spirit that has earned them the No Mail Deliveries Or Windows Open Monday Tlie Blytheville postoffice will be closed Monday in celebration of Armistice Day but the door will be left open for box holders and the box mail will be distributed in and from Blytheville, Postmaster .Ross Stevens announced.* " "*""*'' there will be no city delivery. Judge Keck Sentences Several Defendants Who Enter Guilty Pleas Seven men and one woman were sentenced to prison terms by Judge G. E. Keck at the closing session cf criminal division of circuit court here late Friday afternoon, while several others were given suspended sentences, county farm terms and fined. The court was in session all of this week and one day last week. The most serious cases were two murder charges, involving negroes, and one case of rape which resulted in an acquittal. Grand larceny charges in a companion case of two negro- defendants resulted in a hung jury. • Guilty pleas were entered m a number of cases during the final session. /Committments were, being issued today for the prisoners who will be removed to the state penitentiary Sunday or Monday. Results of the guilty pleas were: Gary Hines, negro woman, grand larceny, three years, shop iffcing. Booker Johnson, negro, assault with intent to kill, two years, stabbed a negro woman. Campbell Smith, negro, grand larceny, one .year, cow theft. Isaac Cooper, negro, grand larceny, one year, cow theft. Louis Jimmerson, negro, grand larceny, five years, chicken theft. J. B. Green Jr., of Leachville, grand larceny, three years, theft of $42 from aged man. Clifton Ingram, grand larceny, two years, cow theft. Senia Long, grand larceny, suspended sentence, cow theft. ' Coleman Wilson, grand larcenv. Uiree years, automobile theft. Horace Ayres. grand larcen 1 -' charge reduced to using car without owner's permission, $25 fine. Raymond Reed, grand larceny, suspended sentence, car theft Nelson Crow, forgery, suspended! sentence, $12 check forged ! Bill Trotter, Odell Mallpy and Oakla Malloy, grand larceny, fined $200 each and given six months each on county farm theft of gasoline. Vay Ingram, grand larceny, suspended •• sentence, • theft of fur.' -Joe Gordon, negvo, . attempted rape, suspended sentence. Mose Robinson, negro, assault, 60 days • on county farm. , Cutter Ashabranrier and HiU- "man Earnhart; grand- larceny, suspended sentence, cow theft. Cross ribbon under his winged insignia. Hey T Mind Your Manners, Sonny McCIurkin Re-elected A. E. A. Vice President LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Nov. 9 lUP) —W. D. KcClurkin, superintendent of public schools at Blytheville, was re-elected vice president of the Arkansas Education Association here yesterday. L. M. Goza of Arkadelphia was elected president. Stock Prices AT&T..'.... 167 1 Am Tobacco 73 3 Anaconda Copper 29 Beth Steel 92 i Chrysler 33 5 Coca Cola ...112 General Electric ....- 35 General Motors • 54 1 Ini Harvester ...". 55 i Montgomery Ward ........ 40 .7 N Y Central ,. 15 3 North Am Aviation 183 Packard 33 Phillips 38 1 Radio 51 Republic Steel 24 1 Socony Vacuum 91 Studebaker .. ..- 37 Standard Oil N J ........ 36 3' Texas Corp 391. U S Steel 76 1- -2 It's the worst kind of error in I protocol for any one except the' King to walk in front of tho Queen. But this small Londoner was so fascinated by the cameraman, he plumb forgot, about etiquette. Queen Elizabeth and her escort understood, and smile good- at the mistake. Reno,. Nevada, -Is : about 100 miles closer, to. Asia than, is Los Angeles, California, •; "•"••' The reindeer is Ihe 'chief source of the inilk,.supply: .'of "the far north, "" • ^ 7 ew York Cotton preV. open high low close close Dec. .. 988 9S4 988 990 985 Jan. .. 975 980 975 980 975 Mar. .. 935 994 985 991 984 May .. 983 990 982 986 981 July .. 965 974 965 97(T 963 Oct. .. 925 "933 925 931 923 New Orleans Cotton prev. open high low close close Dec. .. 990 1000 990 995 990 Jan. .. 990 - 990 988 988 986 Mar. .. 990 1000 991 99G 990 May .. 987 997 987 995 986 July .. 970 979 970 975 967 Oct. .. 928 936 928 935 929 Only Five Originally Indicted On Election Fraud Charges Still Accused KENNETT, Mo., Nov. 9.—All of the 28 defendants, with the exception of; five, who were indicted by the recent grand jury on charges of violating election laws, have been discharged from further prosecution following the action c: Prosecuting Attorney McKay in circuit court Thursday, when he dismissed practically all of >the cases because of insufficient evidence to sustain the indictments. In all cases that have not been dismissed, except one, the prosecuting attorney has been granted leave to file substituted Informa- tions. The only indictment not quashed nor nolle pressed nor leave granted to nte a substituted indictment was one against Arthur Gamble charging the buying of a vote. His case has been set for Dec. 9. A child costs $6350, according t6 estimates of an insurance company, including expenses from birth until It ia' : 18 years-old. Dud Cason Post Will Have Open House Monday Although no special community celebration is being planned for Armistice Day, the Dud Cason post of the American Legion is planning participation in a flag ceremony and an open house to be held here. Members of the local post will take their flags to Manila Monday morning for the special flag ceremony to be staged there at 10 o'clock. They will return here with a group of the Manila Legionnaires to have an open house at the American Legion Hut. All e'x-serv- j Ice men are invited by officers of j the group to come to the Hut for j a "get-together and a free lunch." Legion officers are also asking the members to pay their dues by Monday, as that .is.the last ,day the Legion has to raise its: m'em- bership quota. v ' -- ' ' Declares Changes Needed lo "Restore Confidence Of PublicJIn Boards LITTLE ROCK. Ark., Nov. 9.— Changes must be made in the state Board of Education and the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees, and "ccrtuln Individuals who now hold important positions" must be removed to "restore public confidence in these boards and agencies." Gov.-elect Homer M. Adkins told the final session of the Arkansas. •' Education Association convention at the Little Rock High School auditorium lust night. Legislation changing the status of "some" boards und agencies is needed because, Mr. Adkins said, 1937 and 1939 legislation gave the governor authority to "carry out certain selfish purposes which are generally understood to be antagonistic to. the best interest of the schools of the state." Mr. Adkins reassured the teachers he will advocate laws removing the governor from all boards dealing with, public schools. The chief executive became a. member and chairman of the state Board of Education in 1937. The board should be composed of members who hold no public office "of any kind," Mr. Adkins' said. (These references primarily concerned the removal of himself from the boards when he becomes governor, Mr. Adkins told a*.reporter. Present Board of Education members besides the governor who held offices are Circuit >.'. Judge S. M. Bone of Batesville and state Sena•? tor Arm}! A/ Taylor:[of Clarksvllie.) , "In recent .months a good, deal -has,beenrsaid^about'-the! removing JSU.Pnblic ^schools' from- politics.' Mr. Ad kins "said. "It is,'of course; difficult to take>ny public institution out of'politics. "But my approach to this matter is from another direction—I am anxious to remove politics from the schools. "When I refer to politics in the schools, I am sure 3'ou will understand that I am referring to such participation in school affairs as will be detrimental to the school children of the state." The large number of school districts In Arkansas, approximately 3,000, encourages a waste of school funds and in many cases provides an inadequate program, he said, advocating a program in which "we may be able to get 100 cents value for every dollar spent." The- free textbook law, he said, should be amended to provide price protection. "The buying of textbooks from favored school book publishers when the books are not needed * * * must be stopped." Scoring habitual diversion of funds already allocated for. scohol purposes, Mr. Adkins said the pubic had accused sonoai people of 'always asking for more money," when the schools merely were try- ng to replace funds diverted to other purposes. j "It will take time to correct the i mistakes * * .* but I favor a program of restoration of all school funds." he said. Arkansas's school system cannot efficient unless trained teachers receive adequate pay, the governor- ilect said. "The building of trained teachers is even more important than the building of well equipped' school buildings." Advocating frankness with young people, he said we should not lead them to believe a white-collar job exists for each. "If it is necessary to establish vocational schools everywhere, it Is the thing to do, and to teach our boys and girls to become self-sustaining." Mr. Adkins said his administration's principal objectives will be: 1. A well balanced school program; 2. A highway debt refunding with liberal amounts for new pavement provided. 3. Ample electric power at a rate which will attract industries lo help develop our natural resources. Negro Woman Stabbed Fatally On Friday Bertha Pegues, 20, fatally stabbed another negro woman, Etta Lewis, at the Walls farm south of Roseland 5 Friday afternoon.. The negro, held to circuit court on a murder charge following a preliminary hearing in' municipal court this morning, has made no statement as to her motive. The knife penetrated the Lewis woman's neck, killing her almost instantly. " ' • . : She was arrested by Deputy Sheriffs W. W. Simpson: and Raymond Bontor. • ..'., , ich Bombed As Hitler Talks; 1 Hard Hit By United Press The United States .'freighter City of Rayvillc has- bean sunk )jy a mine oft' South Australia with the loss of one life, the first American marine casualty of the war. The 5,883-ton vessel, owned by the United States Maritime Commission and chartered by the American Pioneer Line, became the first ship to carry ah American flag: beneath the--water's edge us the result of a - hostile act, sines the gunboat Panay was sunk in the Yangtze by Japanese '••'bombing plimes in 1937. Near the .scene of the RayvlUc sinking, 120 miles from Melbourne, a British liner, unidentified, also wns. sunk by n mine yesterday aud the Australian naval .ministry .'.consequently closed the Straits separating Tasmania from the-Aus- tralJftn mainland, to shipping until further notice, While United States state department officials studied the incident, the sea war oh the Atlantic Increased hi fury and moved closer to the American continent. Ma'ckay Radio in New York picked up a message from tne British steamer Ridley -last night saying.she was oh fire 340 miles off St. Vincent, British West In dies, and needed immediate aid. Her direction from St. Vincent and the cause of the fire were not given, but it wasC feared that she had encountered a submarine or the German .pocket battleship which has been 'reported at largo, along , Atlantic shipping routes. ; Wartime cempraUp- and ship's rules - against sendlifig any^t>dis- tress messages while in" dangerous waters, obscured ; the 'sltuatiori""1h the Atlantic, but frequent distress calls heard in New York for the past week and Germany's reports that her air and naval forces have devastated two British convoys, indicated that a large scale sea war was in progress. The Newport, R.L, Dally News said; it had "unofficial, word' from abroad that six of the over-age United States destroyers traded to Great Britain for naval and air bases, already had been sunk m action; that two of them were lost while convoying the huge Canadian liner Empress of Britain which the British admiralty admitted was sunk. Further hints of the scope of the sea fight were contained yesterday in Germany's, statement that from 21 to 27 ships had been sunk in attacks on two British convoys, one of which—including 86,000 tons, .was "completely destroyed," and in the British a'r ministry's statement that British fighting airplanes had shot down 25 of a force of German dive bombers which attacked a convoy off the English coast. Mystery over the . fate of the Ridley, a 4,993-ton vessel operating out of Newcastle, England, was \ matched by that of the Britten' freighter Empire Dorado, whose message for help was picked up by Mackay in New York yesterday. The message said the Empire Dorado was sinking. 300 miles west of Ireland, and that it had "casualties aboard." .Earlier in the week, Mackay had heard distress calls from the British ships Rangitiki and City of Cornish saying they were being attacked by a German pocket battleship in the midle of the North Atlantic. It was reported that these two ships were part of a convoy. , Another casualty reported yesterday was the 1,583-ton Swedish steamer Meggei, which was torpedoed 60 miles "oS the Azores by an Italian submarine, according- to the crew which reached Punchal, Madeira, in life boats. There was no confirmation of the reported loss of six former American destroyers. The last nine of the 50 traded warships awaiting transfer to Britain were moored in Coddington Cove, off Newport, R. i., getting their 'wartime paint. British Raid Domier Works . ZURICH, Switzerland, Nov. 9. <UP)—British bombing planes made a furious attack last night on Friedrichshafen, home of the head office and chief works of the great Dornier" bombing 'plane company, inhabitants of Romanshorn, eight miles across Lake Constance on the Swiss -shore, said today, The raiders appeared at ,8:45 p. m., it was said. They" met a hot fire from •anti-aircraft...guns, townajjeople/said, and the flashes of guns and bombs exploding.-..-w;er'e seen clearly across. the''liftke. " '" LONDON, Nov. 9. , , British bomber pilots k'eji'l an appointment with' Adolf Hitler at Munich late yesterday. They bombed the 'city heavily while he was speaking in a beer cellar. ' . ' (In New York the National Broadcasting Company had made plans to broadcast Hitler's, 'speech but NBC's Berlin bureau cancelled the arrangement suddenly 'and without explanation.) * , . %' (In Berlin the official ' news agency charged tonight that" *a large, number of British bombers raided Munich for the purpose~;ol disturbing the memorial meeting' but failed to do so.) 7^ London newspapers said the British flyers while aiming for railway's in Munich bombed Hitler's -beer cellar and that "somehow"' bombs overshot their mark and fell around if not on the site of trie Nazi celebration of its first futile Munich, The Evening Standard said that in addition to dropping bombs 'on Munich several gunners in' British planes tossed out bricks and other articles to which had been tied notes addressed to "Adolf." ^>? The London star, carried banner lines saying "Hitler's Beer Cellar Bombed," * ^, An aviation expert said excitement ran high ^ in the squadrons "selected to keep an appointment with Hitler 1 : and he added 'that It had been the ambition of 'every~,mto in the Royal Air Force" to teach ? Hitler?.and his friends a lesson" for sending bqmbors" to attack Buck- .ingham . Palace., vThis experts' ^sald .force had .hoped. to " kill 'the king and queen wheh^'th'ey'bombed the palace. The British speculated as to whether the raid, on "Munich,-,which started 14 minutes after Hitler,had been scheduled to sUrfc'his speech, had forced him back into/ "his- steel train which he uses so often on his way about Germany." "Perhaps they shunted it back into a tunnel," the aviation ^experts said. ' -_,, SMi Whether the beer hall, said to have been struck by bombs/ was the one in which Hitler actually spoke as he 'stood surrounded -by high Nazi party and military le ers was not clear but air c " indicated that the British knew what they were aiming",' Meantime other R. A. F. bom made more than 40 'other raids Germany, German occupied t« tory and the Italian industrial trict in the north. The aft- ministry listed as am other objectives an aircraft factor at Turin and the magneto works at Milan, 18 German airdromes) oil refineries at Gelsenkirchen ;an'd Frankfort, aircraft factories at Nurnberg and Amsterdam, goods yards afc Soest, Hamm, Osnabruck, Duisburg, Ruhrort and the hook of Holland and railway communications at Stuttgart, Mors/ Saar.- brucken, Main and .Le^ Havre. (The German high command ad? mitted British raids : on Munich, Stuttgart and. Wuerttemberg and Rome admitted that Turin and other Italian cities were bombed.) The air ministry added that^the German, submarine base at Lorient, France also was raided. J City Schools Present Stadium Program Monday As a tribute - to peace, all the students.- of the '."Blytheville city- schools will unite in presenting : an Armistice Day program Monday morning at 11 o'clock in the stadium at Haley Field. Marcus Evrard, local attorney,",is to be the principal, speaker. His address will be on; the subject ' 'What Is An American ?" Numbers will be presented by the high school band, the tonette band and the.high school.glee club.- entire group ; will sing the. nat| anthem. and • "God Bless before the marching maneuver! performed by the high school and pep sqtiad. The band is under the di of Charles G. Morehead and glee club under the direction] Miss Nannie Clarke Smith. WEATHER Arkansas-7-Rain, slightly wanner tonight, Sunday rain, warmer,in east portion,, cooler in extreme northwest portion. .-• • ' -. '^? ,Memphis and vicinity —cloudy, occasional* rain- tonight and Sun* day,'rising'-temperature, lowest to-' night «r - -./ '.^r • +*

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