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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, November 11, 1940
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VOLUME XXXVII—NO. 203. BUTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THZ DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NOR1RKA ST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI JSV Blytheville Daily Newt Blytheville Courier Mississippi Valley BlythevUle Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS HEAVY IN RUMANIAN EARTHQUAKES Nazi War Machine's Oi/Jgupp ly Is Crippled One Hurt In Storms; Cold Wave Arriving By United Press Winds of near toriiadic proportions struck cities in four . states today, caused injuries to at least 21 persons, damaged or destroyed scores of buildings, uprooted hundreds of trees and disrupted communications. Towns in Mississippi,. Tennessee.* -^ Louisiana and Arkansas were hit by storms that came during or shortly after heavy rainfall., The storms occurred as the U. S. Weather Bureau predicted a general cold wave for the southland. "Much colder" weather was forecast for Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky. In Leota, small community near Greenville, Miss., 15 persons were injured and more than a score of j homes were damaged or destroyed. Extent of damage could not be learned immediately because of lack of communication facilities. One person was injured .and at least 20 houses, seven stores and a church were damaged at Crockett Mills, Tenn. In Little Rock, Ark., two persons were injured, plate glass windows were shattered and trees were bowled over during an electrical storm that preceded much cooler weather. Eureka Springs reported the most sudden temperature drop. At 6:30 Succumbs At Memphis Hospital While Visiting New Born Grandson OSCEOLA, Ark., 'Nov. 11.—Joseph Clay Young Sr., a member of a pioneer family in Osceola, died Sunday night at Memphis Methodist Hospital following a sudden heart attack suffered as he was' entering the hospital to visit his newly born'-grandson. He was 62.. Stricken at the door of the hospital at 4 o'clock, he collapsed and died five hours later. Apparently in good health, he p.m. yesterday the temperature was i had been sll " htl y l11 during the 74. At 4 a.m. today it was 23 and past two * weeks but seemed much improved and the attack was a still falling. Some snow fell in Eureka Springs. -'! ''Grenada, ' MASS., reported - that ,. heavy,winds unroofed..many.iiouses; -twnbled- chimneys and . ripped - ; ozp- porches as well as knocking down trees and telephone and telegraph poles. StarkvDle, Miss., reported that strong winds which followed heavy rams uprooted trees but no serious damage or injuries-resulted. • . A 36-mile wind uprooted trees and knocked down power lines in Monroe, La. Several streets in Lafayette, La., were flooded by downpours. Two small homes in .South Monroe were turned over and Radio Station KLMB went off the air as result of power failure. •The first severe storm of the winter swept out of the Rocky Mountains today, bringing freezing weather and snow and ice to the Midwest. The cold weather extended from the Canadian border to the gulf coast. The weather bureau said that tonight the mercury probably will drop to eight above in the Kansas City area. PHI UK ON ELECTRICITY BUD- Supreme Court Dissolves Injunction Against Collection Of Sales Tax Wind Does Some Damage In City Sunday Night Wintry weather came to Blytheville Saturday and remained over the weekend with rain, followed by a high wind last night which damaged trees and power and telephone lines in this section. The large locust tree in the court house yard was blown down with its limbs breaking a number of long distance lines North of Blytheville and two service wires of the electric lines. A number of other smaller trees were uprooted with limbs falling on lines to break them. The long distance lines were repaired at 8:40 o'clock and smaller lines in rural sections North of Blytheville were being- repaired early today along with those which put 10 local telephones out of order temporarily. distinct surprise/ Members of the Young family, including Mr.- and Mrs. A: :;W. •of: 'Osceola, and" Mr." 'and Mrs. Joe'Clay Young Jr., of Jonesboro, had motored to Memphis following the ' birth of a son to Mr. and Mrs. L. C.. B. Young of Osceola, Saturday night. Condition of both Mrs. L. C. B Young, who has not yet been told of her father-in-law's death, and her infant son is very good. Born in Osceola, Mr. Young had spent his entire life there. He had been a building contractor most of his life .and at the present time was field manager of the Production Credit Corporation 'in South Mississippi County. Active in affairs of the Christian Church, he was chairman of the board of elders and deacons. FuneraV services will be held Tuesday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock at the Christian Church by the Rev. Lester M. Bickford, pastor with burial in Violet Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be: Myron Nailing, W. J. Driver Jr., Buck- Smith, James Driver, C. B. Driver and Nathan Weinberg. Honorary pallbearers will be: R. C. Bryan, j. R. Cullom. O. M. Fairlev. E. R. Smith, Dave Laney Ben -P. Butler. W. R. Allen, Dick- Fletcher, j. N. Thomason, O. C. Hall, S. L. Gladish. J. w. Atterberry. John Miller, Leon Sullivan. Frank Bell, Joplin Hae, W. J. Driver Sr.. J. L. Ward, c. S.' Stevens of Blytheville, Bruce Ivy, Louis Nailing, Vance Cartwright. J. T Coston, Dwight H. Blackwood W. P. Hale, Dr. L. D. Massey, J. H. KLovewell, Milton Pope. R. H. Ken- ''drick. J. Lan Williams, G. L. Waddell, Turner .Lauderilale, J. E. Montague, W. T. Ramsey, j. A Pigg, Ed Quinn. Besides his wife and three sons! he is survived by one sister, Mrs Fannie Young Hale of Memphis, and one brother, James R. Young of Heth, Ark. Swift Funeral Home is in charge. LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 11. (UP)— The Arkansas supreme court today reversed and remanded a lower court decision which granted an injunction against the state revenue department. stopping the collection of sale taxes on electricity sales by Ozark Rural Electric Cooperative. A Pulaski county circuit court granted the co-op an inunction and stopped the collection of sales taxes on sales made to members of the organization. A tottal of $559.80 collected by the department had been impounded. The co-operative contended that under the legislative act creating co-operatives it was exempt from any tax except a fee of $10 for each 100 members. The tribunal, however, held that the co-operative under the 1937 act was exempt from paying taxes on its property but that when members bought electric currer/t it constituted a sale arid that a tax would have to be paid. The co-operative operated in Washington, Ben ton and Madison counties. Nine Die Of Food Poisoning PITTSBURGH, Pa., Nov. 11. (UP)—Nine men died today and the death toil may -mount even higher as result of food poisoning believed to have .been caused by tainted pancakes served at the Salvation Army men's social center "here. '. . The men were stricken a few hours after they had eaten a breakfast- of pancakes, bacon and coffee at the center.-. It was feared that roach powder may have been They Pause Not Today By JOE ALKX MOIUtlS Unilt'd Press Forcig-n News Editor Once every year since 1918, millions in Europe paused this Uny 10 commemorate the Work! War armistice. But not today. Every year for more than two decades, the ancient bells spoke solemnly across the countryside; the whirr of machines in factories and the creak of wagon wheels on dusty roads came to a sudden stop. Every year at the eleventh hour of the eleventh dny of the eleventh month entire nations prayed, in" sick remembrance of the millions long dead now on fields once bright with shrapnel fire, But not today. • • • There was no time for such things today. This anniversary ot nn armistice that was to silence guns forever, came on the wings ot war beyond the conception of the men who dropped their guns on the crimson earth 22 years ago. The eleventh hour struck today but was unheard in the deadly din. To; stop even for a minute, could mean the difference between victory : imd death. One minute: A woman's hands take 10 more smooth-nosed bombs from the conveyer belt at Coventry. One minute: A sweating stevedore hurls a hundredweight off grain ashore at Liverpool and never once looks up to see the bombing planes against the sky. One minute: A pilot dives five miles across the clouds. Twenty-two years ago a numbed silence settled over Europe's battlefields and out of that silence came the cry of weary people' that there should be no future war. (Today the. tall, unhappy old man who had promised "peace in our time" lay dead in an England that was rocked by the blast of bombs.) In 1918, an obscure German corporal lay on a hospital bed in Pom- erania and "blushed with, burning rage and shame" that the German military might had cracked and republicanism had arisen in the Reich. (In 1940, Adolf Hitler, his 'burning shame forgotten, told Germany and the world that he was'.-the hardest and most absolute ruler it had ever had, and that this war would be won without compromise.) In 1918. Marshal Ferdinand :.Foch sat in a railroad dining car in gloomy Compiegne Forest 'ahd^dictated the terms on which defeated Germany might sue for.-ah -armistice to avoid ^complete; destruction. (In 1940, Hitler stood iife$hfc<:railroad car in the same forest and -formally--reeeived-ihe: em^ tice in the name of Marshal •Henn Philippe Petain who had been at Foch's right hand in France's day-of greatest-victory.) Twenty-two years ago, a Frenchman, named Georges Clemenceau and a Welshman named David Lloyd George, who was destined to see disaster come again;-crushed a. broken. Germany to the-death and circled her with armed foes that: she might 'never rise again. (In 1940 Germany overran sthe continent and bound France in servitude.) . In 1918, peace came 'to Europe's little people, such, as'those, of the Roosevelt Insists Democracy Will Survive Present World Crisis WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UP) — President Roosevelt declared today that the men who suffered and Over 1,000 Are Reported Dead ! In Catastrophe 1 , — _ j -\ - \>< By United Press — 4 Adolf Hitler appeared today to be preparing a sweeping new Axis campaign, aimed primarily toward the sduth^' east where tremendous earth shocks devastated an area" that had escaped the ravages of war by surrender to the died in 1917 and 1918 were not sacrificed in vain. and stated his faith that democracy the "new order of the ages" will survive the present era of modem feudalism and dictators. '•'"•••• ' The .president spoke at the Arlington National Cemetery amphitheater after a solemn ceremony in which he placed a wreath on the tomb of the 'unknown soldier. .'. , He called for elimination of aggressive armaments, breaking down of barriers in a more closely knitted world, restoration of the honor of the written and spoken word and improvement of the processes of democracy. Mr; Roosevelt spoke amid a new war raging 22 years after ''•'the -first World War terminated in the 1918 armistice. But he .said that 'a century from^now historians will brand as "puny and false"|efforts to convince the world that .the blood sacrifices of the first world war were "wholly in vain," "I for one, do not believe that the era of democracy in .human affairs can or will be suffered out in pur •lifetime," he said.v ' "I I or : one, dp riot believe that mere force will ,be;' successful sterilizing^ the :sec^B^iw'hiciv-:;: had taken-such firm root as a harbinger of better lives for mankind. "I, for one, do not believe that the world will revert either to a modern form of ^ancient, slavery or to controls •, vested in modern meud- aiism or modern emperors or modern, dictators or modern oligarchs "The very peope under their iron hees will themselves rebel. we, alive today hot in the Balkans. They, thought that war had brought them to the threshold' existent democracies; alone bu" also of a new era. (Today the-armed power of Great Britain and the Axis powers surges towards show-down in the mountains; of Albania and Greece - ,-».-». i and aU ' of the Balkfln s shudder under the imminent threat of an- placed in the pancake batter ac- other war) ^ » ICUL ui 41. cidentally. | Remnants of the breakfast were! Babies born that year are grown now. Their hands touch the controls of bombers over Berlin; of U-boats lurking off Ireland; of cannon on the mountain roads of Greece; of machines everywhere turning out weapons for war. Perhaps beyond the deadly puff of anti-aircraft shells; and beyonci the submarine torpedo sights there will rise again the ancient ideal of a friendly world. But not today. confiscated for analysis. Approximately 35 . others were reported suffering symptoms of food poisoning. Several of these '.vere in serious condition. Rain of There are numerous authentic records of rains of fish. Swept into the air by hurricane gales. smal> fish may be carried considerable distances and dropped with rain. In normal"" flapping flight. 'the bird's wings is f 01- ward, upward movement of a downward and and backward. The principle of the airplane propeller is used to a certain extent, with the <feathers adjusting themselves at opposite angles on the up and down strokes. Radio Amtaeurs Attend Meeting Here Sunday Amateur radio enthusiasts from c ix states attended the second annual Hamfest of the Moarky Ama- feur Radio Association here Sunday when members from Arkar.- *as. MissourL Kentucky. Illinois Tpnnessee and Mississippi were present. Marcus Evrard. local attorney, made the address of welcome to Livestock ' EAST ST. LOUIS, 111., Nov. 11, (UP)—Hogs: 12,000—all salable. Top, 6.30 170-230 Ibs., 6.20-6.25 140-160 Ibs., 5.75-6.25 Bulk sows, .5.50-6.10 . --•Cattite: 4,350— 4,000 salable.' Steers, 5.75-10.50 " " : ' *' Slaughter steers, 6.50-33,25 the luncheon. The all day meeting was an informal one wit a commercial display of radio merchandise and discussions occupying the prof ram. Lunch was served at noon. World's Smallest Donkey A donkey belonging to a breeder in Bristol, England, is said to be the smallest in the world. Only two feet 'six- inches high, it- weighs 20 pounds. Annual Roll Call Of Red Cross Is Under Wa Toda Booths in charge of voluntary workers ' have been installed in down-town drug stores, banks, court house and city hall today as the annual roll call of the American Red Cross gets under way. Quota set for this district is 2565 memberships. Bernard Allen, general chairman, points out that while the campaign begins today and extends through Nov. 30. the board is very anxious to obtain the quota and to be the first chapter to report complete. Each business house in Blytheville and the larger planters in Chiekasawba district have been canvassed tr and blank lists left for mailing to Red Cross headquarters. Mr. Allen further stated. The need for special effort is being stressed by President Roosevelt and other leaders in the nation. As the majority of the American people are being made aware of the urgency of the situation. among the population of the smaller nations" already overrun, are thinking in the larger terms of the which we have -been accustomed and in which we intend to continue." flT I6E OF 6.8 Anti-New Dealer May Succeed Him As From Nevada RENO, Nov., Nov. 11 (UP)— It was reported today that Oov. 2. P. Cnrvllle, an anti-New Dealer, would succeed the "late Key Pittman in the senate; * - :" ; The governor appoints Pittman's successor. Carville could resign with the understanding that his successor, Lieutenant Governor Maur- Sullivan, would appoint him. Under Nevada law, the appointment would; be good until the. next general election, which is in November, '' * Nazis. While Germany and Britain fought on in the air and Greece claimed new successes against the" Fascist armies Russia was believed to hold the key to Hitler's ImmeV. dlate plans for rallying new I at-" tacks against the British empire.7/ The visit of Soviet Premier V.,M. . Molotov to Berlin tomorrow was believed to indicate that the'imme- diate concern of the Axis-powers ' was with Turkey and the'Balkans' —a concern that was vastly ini creased when earthquakes in,Rti-i mania destroyed in a moment-vast war resources for which Germany had labored for months and which . . > Nevada political circles thought Carvine, if he decides not to go ito the senate himself; might ap- :ppiht' Miles.. N. Piki^, '-United .States District "Attorney find - His " '• close' friend, or Ed W. Clark, Democratic National committecman, or State Senator John .E. Robbins or 'State Senator Archie Grant. Pittman, 68, died of heart disease at 3:30 A. M (EST) yesterday in Woshoe County General Hospital. Exhausted after his campaign for re-election, he. had entered the hospital Monday. The next day, he was elected to a fifth term. • Pittmun's position . as chairman of the; Foreign Relations Committee gave him national prominence, Champion of Appeasement Succumbs 1 Peacefully At His Home LONDON, Nov. 11. (UP)—A state funeral -was planned today for former Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain; who in 193& assured Great Britain of "peace in our time" and in 1939 led Britain into war. Chamberlain died "peacefully" at 5:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon in his country home in Hampshirr while German air raiders were winging their way over Hampshire's neatly mown fields for their nightly attack on London. Chamberlain had been gravely ill for days at Heckfield House, Rev. E. K. Sewell Succeeds Rev. Sweet At Street Church Lake Negro Is Killed; His Neighbor Is Accused Willie Robinson, 40-year-old ne- gro, stood at a table late'saturday night at his home near Pecan Point when a bullet whistled through the house. He dropped dead and a short time later Rufus Love, 39, negro neighbor, was arrested on a charge of murder. He is in jail at Osceola. Both negroes lived on the R,ufus Branch farm. It is said that the two men had an argument a short time ago. who raised the price of sliver from 31 cents to more than 70 cents an ounce. In. recognition of this, trier e was a movement today to put solid silver handles on Ifts casket. Pittman was born in Vicksburg, (Miss., Sept. 19, 1872. He wa3 graduated from Southwestern Presby- The Rev. E. B. Williams returns here to continue his work at the First Methodist church and the Rev. E. K. Sewell, of Jonesboro, the beard feels that it should be! near Odiham. Its walls had been unnecessary for the workers toj comouflaged, but several German make a house to house convass to obtain these memberships, as this would entail hardships at a time when business calls for personal attention. Therefore, it was pointed out. Mr. Allen is urging that business houses and employes will fill out the lists of members and 'makr. remittances immediately, so that the full amount may be subscribed soon and the voluntary workers may return to their duties. Figuring" Elephant's Height It is possible to ascertain an elephant's height from the track it makes. By multiplying the circumference of the track by twc, the approximate height of the animal at the shoulders can be de - termined. bombs had dropped nearby. In his final hours, the former prime minister was in a coma, but for weeks he had listened to the hum of Nazi planes. With him were his wife and two sisters. Chamberlain was 71. A tired and ailing man, he severed all connection with the government on Oct. 3 and retired to await death, unable to live for the outcome of the war he had hoped to prevent by appeasing the dictators. The funeral was being planned while government leaders paid tribute. Prime Minister Winston Churchill preferred to make his tribute a statement to the House of Commons. It was expected that the body would be brought to London for a state funeral despite the air raids; Adoration, divine, eloquence, faith, happiness, harmony, heaven, honor, hope, innocence, joy, liberty, melody, modesty, love, nobility, purity, splendor, sympathy and virtue have been picked' as the 20 most beautiful words in the English language. ted rian terian University at Clarksville, Tenn., hi 1890, and came west. He studied law while working as a lumberjack in Washington and was admitted to the bar in Seattle at 20. Lake Street Home Is Damaged By Fire Sunday Two fire runs were made over the weekend. The Craig residence on Lake street, one of the oldest homes in the city, was damaged by fire and the American Legion Hut had an alarm but no damage resulted. Fire from a kerosene stove damaged several rooms of the Craig residence Sunday morning. Defective wiring caused an alarm this morning at the Hut. Methodist church, it was disclosed by the reading of pastoral appointments by Bishop Charles C. Selecman of Oklahoma City, at the annual session of the North Arkansas Methodist Conference at Jones-' boro Sunday night. The Rev. Mr. Sewell, formerly of the Fisher Street church in Jonesboro, succeeds the Rev. ,F. M Sweet, who was appointed to the specially created past of district missionary. The Sweet family will reside at Manila. Pastors at Dell, Joiner, Keiser t Circuit, and Leachville remain the same. The Rev. M. N. Johnston returns to Dell; the Rev. C. C. Burton, to Joiner; the Rev. J. W. Watson, to Keiser Circuit; and the Rev. E. H. Hall, to Leachville. Other appointments in Mississippi county are as follows: .Dyess-Whitton—the Rev. Benton B: Bailey, of Alpena, succeeding the Rev. Boyd W. Johnson who has discontinued his work in the ministry and is now superintendent of schools at Nettleton. ."".'.' Luxpra—.the Rev. Martin Bierbaum, graduate of Southern Methodist University at,Dallas, succeed- County Again Wins State .-.,-•. Plant To Prosper Honors Mississippi County again leads all Arkansas in the Plant To Prosper. Contest of the MidSouth having won one first award, a second and a third in the state competition, it was announced Sunday by the Memphis Commercial Appeal, sponsors of the competition with Courier News co-sponsors in the Mississippi County contest. Mr. and Mrs. William Katzen- ebrger, of Gosnell, who virtually rebuilt their dilapidated "shot gun" tenant house at a cost of $224.50 although they were inexperienced in this type of work, won first place and with it $25 in cash and the right to compete in the sweepstakes competition which carries a cash award of $100. Division went to Mr. and Mrs. Dan E. Randle, of Osceola* who will receive $75 cash prize and are eligible to compete for the sweepstakes prize of $500. Mr. and Mrs. Greens Payne, of British bombs could not have wiped out in weeks of aerial attack. " i"r' Full extent of damage done 'by" . seven earthquakes may not be known for weeks in view of .trie censorship but there were 7 indications that there had been considerable destruction in the oil fields, : at communications centers; and -in -" outlying towns as well as Bucharest. ' ' -y,< ' In any event the -ravages of which Rumania escaped by bowing to German pressure'were overnight by, the' shuddering strata beneath the ,'Carpa mountain range's arid i« dreds were reported^dead'ior w ed in the debris ~' or homeai| public -buildings.' In London it was stated oh authority that Britain; expecj long and fierce struggle for ^_ macy In the 'Middle East—Ovus bolstering the belief that the , leaders now are seeking to consolidate their position in Europe and perhaps bring Soviet pressure J^pn' Turkey in order to strike -at Ihe British empire in the Mediterranean Sea. r ;: Moscow Fe«Is Tremors "*f^' MOSCOW. Nov. 11. (UP)—Tfie newspaper Pravda reported today that earthquakes rocking Rumania were spreading northeast and already had been felt in Bessarab'ia southern and central Ukraine and Moscow. '*' : Many casualties and considerable damage was reported at Kishinev where several public and private buildings were wrecked. ^Similar reports came from Kiev, Odessa Kharkov and Dniepropoetrovsk.'_•>• The tremors were the strongest Moscow ever experience", the newspaper said, and shook the" capital and its environs, but the sole damage reported was cracked and floors. Holds Act Dividing Office Unconstitutional i Gosnell, v> r ho won second in the •;tate Contest last year in the Ten- \nt Division, placed third this year L o receive $50 and the right to en- l er the sweepstakes contest as well is the Tenant Finals which carries with it a cash award of $250. In the Live-At-Home Competition, a similar contest for negroes, Roy Mclntosh, of Clear Lake, won *he first state prize in the Tenant Division because of his record in r arming 60 acres. He will receive $50 cash and is eligible to compete for the sweepstakes prize of $250 to be awarded. It was also announced that this county has the largest enrolment in Arkansas with a total of ,2939 farm families. Announcement of the winning county for the enrolment contest in all of Arkansas, Tennessee, Mis- sippi and..Missouri, where the contest is staged, and of ^the newspapers receiving awards for the most outstanding activities in im. - (Continued on Page 3) LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 11. (DP)— The Arkansas supreme court today held Act No. 137 of the 1939 legislature unconstitutional. The act separating the office of sheriff and collector in Pulaski county was termed by the court an unauthorized delegation of executive power in the judicial branch. The act called for a collector to be. named by five judges of the county for a period of five years- The tribunal in refusing to pass favorably on the act held that it was a violation of the constitution of 1874 which separated the government into three branches and prohibited one branch from exercising any powers belonging to the others. ' ---.-. The court also upheld a five year' sentence imposed by ;''a • Pulaski county circuit court on former Deputy Sheriff Charles McNutt\of Little Rock. McNutt was convicted early this year of embezzling $20.000 while working as a deputy in the office of Sheriff L-B. Branch. " WEATHER Arkansas—Pair, much colder, cold wave in east x and sou'th portions, lowest temperature JL8 to)tt in north and 26 to 30 in south portion tonight; Tuesday fair, continued cold. Memphis and -.vicinityr-Occasion- al rains today, colder tonight, mostly cloudy and mUoh-jCoWer Tuesday. f

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