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BDTTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTH!* ST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOLUME XXXVII-NO. 209. BLYTHEV1LLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1.8, 1940 v SINGLE COPIES FIVE CEOT8 : GREEKS BATTLE WHILE BENITO Ready To Quit C.I.O. Post; Green Asks Truce ATLANTIC CITY, N. .J., Nov. 18. (UP)—John L. Lewis will leave his post as pres- ident'of the Congress of industrial Organizations within a few days, he told delegates to the third annual convention today. He asked unified support from the delegates for his successor and added: "He'll need it. I ought to know." Lewis spoke after he had been, given two ovations by delegates to the convention. '**'" His promised resignation will fulfill the pledge he made in a radio .speech during the presidential campaign that unless Wendell L. Willkie. was elected he would quit his post. '^ Attacks New Deal ATLANTIC CITY. N". J.," (UP) — The Congress of Industrial Organizations' expected a new labor unity plea from President Roosevelt today as- its third annual convention opened at 10 a.m. to hear retiring President John L. Lewis attack the Roosevelt administration and call for higher wages and shorter hours. ;^ The \questions of labor peace, prohibiting "Communists. Nazis, and Fascists holding paid CIO posts, and curbing • the authority of the CIO president may cause controversy during the convention. Mr. Roosevelt's latest plea for labor peace may be read, at the •opening session. The Hill man group lido- a resolution ready.• .that •••calls fpr .immediate resumption.,of .peace . talks .w.ith the AFL,/..but Lewis, in /his .annual report, :said further'he- 5J&G tiatipja3Jv, : would >be> fruitless -until ThlT^AF^ ~ ofierecnconcessions'. """•'The AFL-executive council in New Orleans had offered to re- NEW ORLEANS, Nov. IS. (UP)—William Green, president of the American Federation of Labor, revealed at the opening session of the organization's 60th annual convention today that President Koosevelt 'had made a new effort to end the five- year war in organized labor. In his keynote speech he 'said Mr. Roosevelt asked that thei peace committee set up .by the) federation and the rival Congress of Industrial Organizations, meet again in attempt to reach a truce. -Declaring that the A. P. of L. is ready to meet with the CIO any time and anywhere, Green brought forward again the federation's plan for settling the controversy. It would re-admit to 'the A. F. of L. OF DIKES IS W TO Less Than 500 Men Form First Selective Service Contingent WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 (UP)— A "token squadron" of' less than 500 men marched off to military camps today. They formed the first contingent of citizen-soldiers called under the selective service act. The men. from middle-west and western regions, formed the 19,781 men of consc rip- age who will be inducted into the army between now and mid- December/ The remainder will be mobilized at irregular intervals Officials believed that most of those inducted today were volunteers. They were unable to give the exact per centage. By July 1. 1941, a total of 800,- «vjun.4 it-nuiuii, t,U me n. f. Ul Li. nnn >>1Q ,- ...n, , , . — —" the unions that left the parent ^ n ^ ' Vil / l i e . unde . rgol ^. ia >' ear v . .1 . .r- . . - * .. 101 military t.raimncr- ?»•« aHHiii™ *^ body five years ago to form the CIO and leave to representatives of the two groups toe task of deciding the fate of unions formed since the break. Under, the federation's plan a tribunal would be set up to pass upon questions which the CIO and A. F. of. L. committees were unable to agree upon. - AFL leaders believed that John L. Lewis' resignation as CIO head. would attribute toward a settlement. They said that as head ofl™^.!^ A-X-, „ Tlw-.: J-.n.j *jr:_« *TT — _i _ e . I Wile training; in addition to the regular army and mobilized national guard units. • The army then will have a total strength of 1,400,000 men. It had been planned to induct 30,000 men into the army at this time, but the figure was reduced to 19,781 by a heavy influx of volunteers into the regular army and a larger number than expected Into national guard units. The present -i of the army is about 530,- the United Mine Workers of America. Lewis still would dominate CIO policies. Green stated the federation's attitude toward reports that Phillip Murray, chairman ' of . the; Steel Workers Organizing v Committee, wculd succeed Lewis. V : """.?'• : "Lewis would Jhaye. to retire from ,ihe.; presidency:, .of ; "t&e'• miners as well' as the CIO to change the situation: Murray could not do" any- sume peace ialks at any place and ^ ng0 le f in ? f t( ? ^bor peace as I1rm g as Lewis' shadow hangs over time: Lewis . said it had offered nothing but-"illusory and hypocritical" proposals" which contained ho basis -for unity except, by destroying CIO principles. In his annual report, which will be 'read . today ,tb the convention, Lewis assailed the economic, taxation, national defense -and 'labor policies '..of the' Roosevelt administration and contended.-that, the United States had .been .placed on a. -."war economy", with consequent threats - of-involvement in foreign 'war., or economic^'collapse. •..Advocating, a ^mors' lasting solution cn. unemployment, insecurity and other economic ills .that, beset the organization." Green appeared slightly -- nettled 'when correspondents questioned him about 'the meaning of the plea of the AFL ^executive council that .members . prevent, ./'exploiters and gangsters" holding important jobs in AFL unions. . .The council's report said in part: •", ' • ,• • "We disavow racketeering, gang- sterism and disregard for law most emphatically and .without reservation. Tile executive council calls upon all members of unions directly chartered by the AFL to exercise all care and diligence in us," Lewis proposed: A progressive | Preventing exploiters and gang- laisin- -re • - ers - tron secunn & offcial »° sl men of the Sixth 393 Corps of the Ninth Corps area, San Francisco, enter the army today. Youth Pights To Save Companion Audie Bell, 21, of near Dell, received crliical burns in un accident Sunday afternoon In ^which Charles stnmey, 21, risked his life to suve that of his friend. Condition of young Bell wn.s described today us "very critical" at Walls Hospital, where h« wn.s feroiiyhi, following the accident near O&ceoln, while.young- StithHty has severe burns on his Imnds but is expected to recover. . The accident occurred, when young Bell attempted to relill the carburetor of his car which ran out of gasoline on Highway lii at Driver. As he was pouring- the gasoline, it became ignited on the overheated carburetor and Die Hames flared over his body. Bell ran down the highway bul was overtaken by hLs companion who tore the burning, clothes from off his body and smothered the flames with his hands. Bell lay unconscious on the roadside while Stamey made futile attempts to stop three cars. Thro* women, in the fourth car. stopped and took the'two young men to a physician's'office m Osceola where first aid was rendered. Bell's face and left arm and hands are critically burned wnile his right arm is less seriously hurt. The son of Mr. and Mrs. 1 ; A. A. Bell, young Bell assists his father on the Yarbrough farm two and a half miles north of Deil. Stamey lives nearby. ' Eight Others Suffer Less Serious Injuries In Highway Accident Mrs. Nellie German Ledford, 30, wife of Jess Ledford of Steele, was seriously injured in an automobile _ w ^^ wua . Lll accident., Saturday midnight near Sixth Corps ^ea^comJrisSiK 111!- Steele ln which e^ht .others were nons. Wisconsin' and .Michigan '"" """""^ ^ ' furnish 1.733 men by thsi .week end; the Ninth area, including;Washing- seriously hurt. . Suffering from a fractured p«l- vis and other injuries, Mrs. ton. Oregon, qming, ; Utah. Nevaida, California arid part' of Arizona,' 1.630" "rn Friday: All of the seven corps areas ex- _ '^.resting .very well today at Walls Hpspital.^where r ,the ; others tnjurnd •.were-- given first "- "aid treatment^ '** : Mrs. Ledford, Mrr :Ledford, Mr. and Mrs. Ozell Ledford and two laising-of -rear wages, and • pur- - I . : chasing power; absorption mto in- 1 I0ns < m their organizations and u all unemblovcd bv re- ^m 'exercising control over their; _• clustry of all unemployed by reworking hours;and expand- production; legislation "to in- cept the Fourth expect to complete sons were hl the Oze11 Ledford car first inductions by Nov. 30 The wnict V s said to have-been struck Fourth, including the Carolinas in the . center; of the side by an Georgia, Florida, Alabama Tenn- automobile driven" by Burbon Ar- essee, Mississippi, and-Louisiana nold> 23> also of near Steele. 1 will furnish 3,400 in mid -December]' 'The accident, occurred on a graveL A second call for men will be road near Steele as the two Led- r issued early in January, and the forci Bothers and^ their c families total will be raised to" 400.000 by were returning home after having March'15. Then the army expects attended the. late movie..They for-to have in operation its 21 new got a package and had turned the replacement centers for training . C£U ' back toward' r; Steele when the the citizen-army. Those inducted '.collision occurred.' • beginning today until mid-Decem-' Jess Ledfprd received injuries to ber will go to regular army and his .eyes, .a number of'particles of " '" ' ' t glass having been removed from j his eyes. Ozell Lediord, driver of trie car, received a deep wound on hLs forehead. Mrs. Ozell Ledford has a badly I bruised leg and .her two young sons national, guard units. Stay-at-Home Collects administrative "policies" 1 A R ^KMOND. Va. (UPJ-Gustave* were cut and bruised. ^' ^ .,„„„.'.-_.., _.„ A - p eple isn't exactly a globe trot- : Two sons of John C lie 'council -"emphasized again •surs security and opportunity for( that it is up,Co the unions to keep young' and old people, the unem- tneir "Houses" clean because the ployed and all the needy who ar? not otherwise provided for." federation" has no'legal right to do the job. Wholesale Store Will Supply —,. : " * - . . ' J --V-- *»*»J AA*V,41VlL3 IC<* VC The council reaffirmed its stand [trips, he asks them to bring him at affiliated international unions chip o are entirely autonomous giving the visit '" i2ati °" R ° " lthority * Grlggs, owner ter but his hobby enabfes him to of tne car> received cuts and keep parts of the world's far cor- bruises and young'' Arnold escaped ners in his own home. ! with, only slight bruises and lacera- Peple, a bank employe, collects , t-ions. rocks. When his friends leave for ] Mri; - Ledfora is the daughter of $72,000 Building Three hundred and eighty students are moving today into the new $72.000 school building at Ar- mcrel which houses both the elementary and high school grades. J. O. Hobgood, , superintendent .of the school, and the seven teachers are supervising^the moylng.V •Work ftwas begun immediately on this structure ^af% jnre'vhad^ de- stroyedv the-airrioef'-complctrt xbuild- 1 Ing pec: 5 of ]a$t year. Although some; work is still being 1 ' done,* it is expected that all will be completed by the time the first "public function Is"'given in the school on Nov. 26. Students are planning a .carnival for that riatn. Features of the building arc an automatic, hot water system, sound proof rooms, , hardwood floors throughout, fireproof, boiler rooms, indirect and semi-indirect lighting, -30 per,;„cent excess lighting. built-'in equipment, mdern science laboratory and moveable desks and armchairs. . • |Total- Amount Voted Slightly Higher Than! 1940 Appropriations The Mississippi County Quorum Court, In ILs annual meeting today at Osccola, made appropriations for 1941 of $135,200, slightly higher than the 1040 appropriation total Of $134,569. . . . . • Only one fund was reduced—that for probation work—while'"*there were increases In the "other salaries fund," county general- fund, circuit court fund, and farm und home demonstration agents fund but three miscellaneous Items were omitted this year. AJ aicw fuud—tfor fingrtrcfrlnt work—was added at a cost of $1500. The tax rate was votnd the .stun- as, in the past year but the per caoitn ro»irl Ux was reduced from $4 f-0 $3 for 1D41. .,. .. . ; , The court passed a resolution instructing the countv court lo transfer all funds of the IMfl nn- m'opriatlons not used in 1940 lo the county general fund. Countv Judee.S., L. Gladish, who rollnouisheV his po*ih!on Jnri. l t6 Roland Green, nreslded at the session. The auorum court Is coi 'posed! of the justice of the peace in Mlssissinnl County. ^ The circuit court received the increase—from $11,500 to Fall I Back; Mussolini 1 Calls Foes Names $14,000. The "olhoi' \»ns boosted from $12.000 'to The countv gp.neval fund wi.s in- crnnscd . from $16.000 to $16,500. A slight increase was mado in npuro- 'nriatloris, of the f arrn^ ami •: iiom'a dpi^onstration amenta wHh the ; -appropriation ralsied ' ' $4.300. eoe; for expends of '' probation '.ncU'wlt'le. In the coimiv^ was reduced from $3.«0o' to $2,500. • Tlie .three Items made only for loM 1 ; year . were. Oiceola sew^er $1.549; ; ; BlytbeviUe court house nayemenl), $2,000; Mrs. * C Morrow whoie husband was. wh'le in employment "of the county $200. : i - $uecific appropriations are as follows: 1940 1939 County court clerk salnry and evnense $"-7,300 same Circint court clerk ROME,,. Nov.' 18. (UP)— Benito Mussolini said todiiy, n his (ir,st speech since Italy entered the war, that Greece vas "tricky aiid hateful" but Italy would deieat her because "oncc'-l have started 10 one can stop mo." "We will break the backbone of irecce," he said , "Whether it takes two weeks or two months is unimportant. The war has Just started. : "There will be no general mobilization although we- have 20 classes., which can still be mobilized. "Greece Is a Erlcky enemy. The Greeks hate Italy more than any other nation. Their hate Is profound and Incurable. Greece's grotesque hatred hn.s been the basis of Greece's policy which Britain supports. , "We will give proof u of. Greece's trickery against .Italy, German officers in France found documents proving that Greece offered air and naval .bases' to Britain and France.' 1 Mussolini declared that "this a decisive war like the third Punic war, and It must and will end with the destruction of the modern Cai'thagfr- -Britain.'" ATHENS, Greece, No.-J8 (UP) -—Greek troops ' Addressing of thousands Plans are now being made to salary and expense SU.9^0 samo erect a combination auditorium and gymnasium to the rear of the 11'classroom building. Work Is ex- Other salaries. Jails $13.770 $12.900 $20 000 same pected to begin on this about the j Hospitalizetlon first of the year. County ceneral fund $16,500 $16,000 $ .' 800 same Justice of Peace and ,' ' constables $ 2,500 i that affiliated international unions chip of stone from the places they Steele. visit '• I and Mrs. J. L. German of County Library • A new wholesale store to supply rural merchants^ with , certain dry goods and notions has" been opened in the building at the corner of Railroad and Ash streets by f Harry Fritzius.. The store wrll serve only rural merchants * in this territory and It'was pointed' out by Mr. Fritzius that this is the only business of •its kind-here an'd that it will simply supplement the route business which he has conducted for the past ten years, 'Covering all "rural sections of Mississippi 'county and a large portion of Southeast Missouri/ ." • ; : -:-.-.•.' Mr. .Fritzius said he planned to continue maintaining his-, regular route, which he will handle per- p sonally. .while Mi's. Fritzius will! manage the new store. Officials, declined to r.omment on Lewis' denunciation of the administration's labor, economic and national defense policies in his report to the CIO. convention. The AFL executive council's report praised the New Deal's social security endeavor; backed President Roosevelt's -western hemi- c defense program; recorn- Magi Temple in China; Fort Niag- i ara. Can.; King Tufs Tomb; the I Hnnvn v Grand Canyon; the supposed Tomb of Lazarus in the Holy Land; Bra- Give Steak Supper Tonight Rome;[ Th e Blytheville Chicks will be given a steak supper at the Rustic Inn tonight at. 7 o'clock as guests ... ___i . _ ~ ' AI»J.» L^uiBilf U.L . I AJ UlU^IV O.O B«v.'/'-w zils opal mines; Balboa Islands. O f the Chickasaw .Athletic and many other remote points. , wa , announced today by W. J. mended changes in the war-labor act; called for rigid administration of -the wages-hour law. Stock Prices "Bill" Wunderlich, president of J the group. Mr. Wunderlich said j the affair would not be restricted to members of the club and foot- squad but is open to anyone Three Alarms Keep Firemen On Run Three fire alarms over the week- . . ,,__ n end kept firemen busy. Fire CHief v»!SL ' Roy Head was out of the city rolmuon Sunday so Horace Walpole was acting chief for the day. A coal house at the rear of the Richardson residence, 520 South' Pranklin street, owned by Mrs. O. Shonyo, burned Sunday afternoon. Loss was about $50. There were two grass fires. Grass on the vacant lot owned by the Dud Cason Post, American Legion, and • across from the Hut, caught afire j Sunday, 1:30 p.m., so firemen decided to burn off the entire lot. The other grass fire was in the alley of Mrs. Fannie Alexander's residence on North Fifth street. same Circuit court •. Municipal court ' $ 2,000 Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanitarium' $ 1,000 Crippled Children's $14.000 $11,500 same same * „„,. 2 m i?SS $ 2.500 $ J.600 A. T. & T. 166 3.4 Am. Tobacco 71 3-4 i interested in the team. Anaconda Copper 28 {Beth. Steel 871-2 i Chrysler . _ _ 79 Cities Service 6—4 'Circus of Death' >-^-| -«•'••' IT I ^"• l '" L "^ •"""* T "-t 0 blown Injured In Coca Cola 4 no Stunt Het-e Sunday. s — Student, 11,Suffers Fracture Of Right Leg 35 Motors 50 1-4 Harvester 551-4 New York Cotton Those who attended the "Circus of Death" at Mississippi County Fair Grounds Sunday afternoon saw an extra "act" when Jimmie James, 32, was injured while doing one of the feature stunts in clown attire. Ram Act" James was lying on the •prev. open high low close close Dec. . 1005 1013 1002 1013 1003 _ _ _ _ Jan, .. 995 1005 995 1005 99o ' hood of a car as it crashed" through Mar. : 1007 1014 1003 1014 1004 a one-inch board wall fired after May . 1000 1009 998 1009 999 j having been saturated with' 15 July .. 985 993 983 . 998 984 ? gallons of gasoline, to cause the Oct. ... 946 956 946 956 94i: accident. , One of the boards struck the back of his, neck, dislocating a vertebra, and' his nose was badly scratched by-the hood of the car. of Central Elementary School, fractured his right leg this morning on the 18 1-3J to ihe Grimmett Phillips Radio . 5 1-4 Republic Steel 22 3- | the leg, broken half-way between ; the knee and ankle, was set and . the lad removed to his home in an Socony Vac 91-2; ,• i ambulance. Billed as the "Human Battering ! studebaker. . ] g Jlo' He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. New Orleans Cotton Dec. Jan. Mar. May July Oct. prev. open high 5 low close close 1009 1019 1007 101? 999 1014 999 tyA 1010 1020 1010 1619 Removed fco Blytheville Hosoital in an ambulance, he was given first aid treatment and later re- 9y? turned to Hotel Noble. He is able 100& 1Q03 1014 1003 ' 1013 1003 Std. of N. J. 36 .... 39 U. S. Steel ,,,...... 71 1-2' Texas Corp. E. Duncan who have an apartment ' in the Bader Building of Broadway. Livestock i EAST ST. LOUIS, 111.. Nov. 18. rv^, ^TTT j (UP)—Hogs: 20,000, all salable. Open High LOW Close I ToD 6 oV 6*7-8 653-8 643-8 643-8 Chicago Corn Dec. May . 651-4 66 64 7-8 65 onstration agents $ 4,300 $ 4,100 County Health Unit $ 4,420 same $ 3.500 same County Farm and Poor House Finger Printing" $29,000 $ 1.500 same Former Wilson Resident Killed At Houston, lammed; in thb v Venice Palace Square, and all Italy by radio, Mussolini said Britain was ; ; ^'exclusively responsible v for the' "war . •';.•,',• -The, war could have been avoided if Britain , aided by France, had not sought to encircle Germany." '" : ' : - ; . '.,'•: ;..' : .^ ;i ;•:."" The occasion for^the speech was the fifth anniv^ersat^-Ot- : the application ' of r * sanct ion* ;?on' -Italy ) : - by the League of 'Nations -for her campaign In Ethiopia); "Todny, 1 , 1 Mussolini said, "is the day' of victory ; for Fascist Italy against the sanctipnlst states." He began; - his speech by denouncing Great Britain. - • ' "Peace", could have been saved if Britain had , not rejected nil peace attempts/' h r e said. "What occurred after Germany's entry into Poland was superfluous . I have never seen a worse campaign of lies than Britain is waging." He referred to British Prime Minister Winston Churchill's report to Commons of a raid on the Italian naval base at. Taranto by. the air arm of the British Mediterranean fleet. "I^declare 'it is .false that three ships were sunk at Taranto," Mussolini said. ' "Three ships were damaged but none were sunk." into Albania, today shelled Italians retreating from Ko- riUa, their base on th3 northern front, and forced an Italian mechanized column back against the Jugp- slav frontier. ^ There were reports that a colurrih % of 130 Italian tanks and 'armored cars, rushing up to reinforce the Koritza sector, had been driven across the Jugoslav border by Greek mountain artillery, that Jugoslavs had interned it and that Italy "was demanding- the column's -release. /A government spokesman here sald^it was not confirmed that the column hnd crossed into Jugoslavia, but that it was known to have been/ forced against the Jugoslav border. (Enchange telegraph dispatches to London said an Italian -column of 170 tanks had - halted at the , Jugoslav border after its division had been broken up by the .Greeks. London reports also said that Greek* troops had made two more breaches in the Italian lines at the Koritza front, * occupying , fortified positions south of the town, all the summits on Mount Morova eaafc of the 1 town, and then had wheeled North ttf- 'ward Mount Ivan, dominating the road on which Italians were- > retreating toward Pogradec.) - , i'- On the central front, where Italians' still held a few precarious footholds inside Greece, th'e main Greek striking force recaptured Konitza, 12 miles''" Inside' /the, frontier, .then dashed on -through' the Mount Smolka passes into Al- •banla,' crowing ^ the- \ frontier -"el Melsopetra six miles" Scy6nd?/ From Liaskovec,- .jthe Greek central army was driving north toward Koritza. Cavalry patrols were re^ ported to have reached the outskirts of Erseka. .This advancs was cut- ' ting off. Kalians > still . clinging & positions in the Pindus mountains in Greece. " , "- , In the Kapaki sector, at the lower end of the - central front, Italian forces routed from the frontier were reported reforming in the Argirocastron valley. • deep inside Albania. Intense air activity was reported in that sector. ;\ Italians were reported retreating, disastrously on the southern front ; in'the Kalamas river valley, leaving many trucks and big guns bogged in the muddy roads. It was believd- ed that the Italians were withdrawing all the way to the coast, around Porto Edda, with the Greeks pursuing them from their (The British admiralty had said' new base at recap tured Philiates, three Italian battle ships, two below Ule southern tip of Albania. cruisers . and two auxiliary . vessels were severely damaged at Taran'to.) Here, the Greeks were, pushing Into the low hills around Kornispol Mussolini's reference to Church- bay, threatening to drive thVltal- 111 brought hisses from the crowd. i ans j n fc 0 tne sea> whlle a ,Greek -Churchill should have spoken ol destroyer flotilla- commanded > the fate of the Liverpool and other British ships which were torpedoed by the Italians," Mussolini said. ' Admiral Kavadais, dominated the coastal waters, cutting off- escape. It was reported that the flotilla had forced the Otranto straits , Mrs. John Kilbreth has returned from Wynne where she attended funeral services for her brother. Eddie Maher, formerly of Wilson, who was killed Monday night when a street In Houston, Texas. Izek Kim Ritch, 56, Dies At Brother's Home afternoon T , ~, *TT^ .,, , . _> ! He is also survived by his mother, Izek Kim Ritch died Saturday I Mrs> Florence Maher of Wynne, at the home of his brother, G. B. and two brothers, Charles Maher of Corpus Chrlsti, Texas, and Junior Maher'of Chicago. Ritch, at Clear Lake. He was 56. Funeral rites • were conducted Sunday afternoon at the Ritch residence with burial in North Sawba Cemetery. Born in Crittenden County, Ky., Mr. Ritch came to Arkansas in 1906. He-lived at Dumas for more, than 25 'years and later came to this county last August where he has since lived with his brother. He is survived also by five sisters, Mrs. Annabel Qauiry of Clay, Ky., Mrs. Fannie Goss and Mrs. Gusta Trutt of Marion, Ky., Mrs. Watts Crowell and Mrs. Lennle! Governor-elect Homer Adkins re- Heath of Sikeston, Mo I vealed Sunday the personnel of Hanna Funeral Home was in his 20-member Refunding Advisory (The -Liverpool Is a 9,100-ton Thursday night, moved up the British cruiser of the Southamp- j Adriatic to Sasano Island, at the ton class. She was struck by on entrance to Valona bay, and had shelled Italian supply..: roads there. The crucial battle of the war so far was believed being fought In the north. Massed .formations of Italian bombers were trying to cover the retreat from Koritza but •Greek sources said) the bombing was ix£- eftective because of fog and wind. Greek Evzone 'mountaineers were, in hand-to-hand combat with .Italian Alpini around Mount Ivan,; and had. forced the Italians out of"'a I Italian aerial torpedo in iterranean; the British admiralty's announcement had said that she A'as not seriously damaged.) "If lying is the best system for making a nation stupid it can ba stated that the British people have Lhc world's record for stupidity," Mussolini stated. . • Of Italian defenses, Mussolini said: "We are producing airplanes four times as rapidly as before the war. We have airplanes equal j monastery below the summit. . :o those of any other nation if] it was believed here that Gsn. Ubaldo Scddu, Italian commander, was trying to withdraw his" nqrtlT- ern forces to Pogrades,;at the Al- bania-Greece-Jugoslavia corner, and Name Grain On Refund Plan Group LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Nov. 18.— charge. to be up today. Ace Lillard's "Circus of Death" 1 showed "to' a' large crowd who saw Dec. Chicago Wheat 998 986 998 989 963 M0 *6l 951 l varied daring stunts, Open High. Low Close 893-4 901-8- 88 S-i 887-8 881-8 891-2 881-8 881-4 170-230 IDS., 5.60-6.00 140-160 Ibs., 5.20-5.65 Bulk sows, 5.40:550 Cattle: 6,200—6,000 salable. Steers, 9.75^10.25 Slaughter steers, 6.50-13.75 Slaughter" heifers, 6.00-12.25 Beef cows, 5.25-6.00 WEATHER Arkansas—Partly - cloudy, warmer Committee and said that his new plan for refunding the state's $137,000,000 highway debt has been completed in tentative form and will be made public Nov. 25! J.. H, Crain of Wilson, trustee tonight. Tuesday, ; mostly cloudy, for the Wilson estate, is a member warmer in east portion. of Mr. Adkins' committee.--. Memphis;, and vicinity—Increaa-l A draft of Mr. Adkins' proposal not better." Of the Axis, he said: "From June until today our cooperation with Germany has been complete and totalitarian. "Peace with France will be a common Axis peace. When France stepped saying 'jamais' (never) it was too late—the die was cast. Quire-vindication against France must be fully satisfied. "Germany did not need our aid but I am grateful to the fuehrer for having accepted our aid, which consecrated our friendship with blood. Our air force and submarines are collaborating \vith Germany with honor, to us," "Thank You, Waiter," Urged NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. (UP; —A polite ''thankv you" to a waiter is often as Important to him as the tip 'left/"behind, a Westminster College psychologist believes. Franklin J. Shaw, of the Westminster, "department of psy- chclogyv said it is poor taste and ing cloudiness and warmer. tonight; has been prepared by Charles Cole- p*cor psychology to fail to .thank and Tuesday. Lowest temperature man, well known Little Rock attor- the waiter just because "the ser•'•'••. .,; •:.-,• 4 i vice is to be taken for granted." Cutters and low cutters, 3.75?4.75 J tonight.;. 48,.highest Tuesday 64.'. ney. . , reorganize them. The Greeks still had not pied Koritza, but were spreadiiJg out above and below the town. Ital 7 ians were reported to have .virtually destroyed it in their retreat, v*. The 22nd Greek war communique said: "Fighting occurred an 'all fronts, especially in Epirus and ihe mountains east of Koritza, Prisoners, trench mortars and -war. material of all description has fallen into our hands. Heights of strategic importance ^ere occupied despite strong resistance by the enemy, especially by enemy aircraft. Italian airmen again bombed and machine r gunned towns'and villages in the interior without loss of life" or significant damage." Suicide In Fiery H*ystock,"~" CLIMAX, Sts£, (UP)—A widow named Mrs. Lappsrchufc- devised an unusual methbd_ of committing sSl- cide here. (She buried herself In^ii haystack and. "set fire to it." ~£

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