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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 20, 1940
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VOLUME XXXVII—NO. 211." BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS •. . THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHKA8T ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI -"*$& Blytheville Daily Newt Blytheville Courier Valley BlytheviUe Herald BLYTHEVILLE, AKKA NSASWfi:DN}SDAY, NOVEMBER 2 SINGLE COPIES FIVE .CENTS YUGOSLAVS CHECK ITALIAN gary Others Likely To Follow Suit- Nazis Hit Hard By United Press • Adolf Hitler signed up Huri- gary in the Axis new world order today and s'ent another war tremor through the Balkans toward the Turkish Dardanelles. ^i^g The Nazi fuehrer continued to hold the initiative on the diplomatic front by summoning Hungary's leaders to a meeting. in .Vienna where the Budapest government joined the Axis treaty already signed by Germany. Italy and Japan. Adherence of Hungary .-is merely the beginning in the Axis campaign to sign up all European ; states, presumably including Slo-' vakia, Rumania, Bulgaria and Spain. : Hungarian sources said that Rumania would 30111 the axis Friday when the'Rumanian premier visits Berlin. . . Bulgarian newspapers said that . "the day is not far off" when Bulgaria will play a role in the new .order in Europe and there were fresh indications 'that Bulgarian reserves were being called to the colors. .Reports circulated .in Sofia that Turkey was moving increased quantities of war materials and large numbers : of men ; to the frontiers, adjacent to Bulgaria and '' Greece. . ','• Italy and -Germany: also have macie friendly gestures recently to; >ward Yugoslavia, which was broiight- . Jiuciec.^additibnal• - pressure— by ^adherence,of Hungary to the .Axis. "This alliance is directed 'against' nobody," Hungary emphsaized but there was -general acceptance of the view that the Axis was completing its organization of Europe economically and • politically in preparation for a' Mediterranean campaign against the British empire. Bulgaria reportedly was promised an outlet on the Aegean Sea at the expense of Greece in return for its cooperation and for permission for German troops to move through Bulgarian territory to strike at, Greece or at the British in the eastern Mediterranean. Turkey, taking preliminary military precautions,, was said to believe that Hitler was encouraging the Bulgarians to attack Greece— an attack that might draw Turkey into the Balkan war in defense of •the Athens government. British and Turkish .cooperation was said to • continue r and -there still was no. definite •indication of the extent - to which Russia would cooperate with the German push to^the south-' east. Berlin newspapers' the new pact with Hungary had the "full approval" of Russia. The Mediterranean , campaign planned by the Axis presumably would be designed to assist the Italian war against Greeqe which reported further gains on the Albanian front. LONDON, Nov. 20. (UP) —An all-night Nazi aerial bombardment' of furious intensity caused huge casualties and left wide areas in ruins today in the industrial Midlands, part of British war production. The raid was one of the heaviest, if not the heaviest, of* the .war..'•.. (Berliiv said that the greaFIn- dustrial city of Birmingham and other: war factory centers-in England were .attacked for 10 hours by mere than 500 German planes carrying 1,000.000 ; pounds..of bombs and that tremendous destruction was caused on a scale comparable to the devastation last week, of Coventry which was bombed again during the'night.) v ' ' British sources estimated that more than 250 German, planes participated in the . main attacks .on the Midlands while others, operated against London and other targets. . Enemy war fleets raced over the London area at a, great altitude for about nine hours during the night., and headed straight for the Midlands, often escaping the night fighter patrols in .the capital sector although a ;hall dozen, or more German ships: were'V'shoV down. ; Two ;• Midlands cities: ; were main objectives, of ' the "'attacking air armadas' but -in all about % .score of ^'t&vris and villages rep'orted •bombs/ dropped aritentibnaUyj.j3r : by "chance" '"as" raiders'°~s6ught"' to /v es r cape.heavy anti-aircraft/fire and defense planes. . British sources . ucscnced the damage as largely confined to non-military targets. -'' Waves of raiders attacked one industrial town, probably Birmingham, for hours but officials said tremendous anti-aircraft fire and' fighter patrols saved it from becoming "another Coventry." An estimated 200 houses were demolished and many others damaged there as bombs smashed into shopping centers, hotels, theaters and .the working class'district. Third Ward To Vote At Lahge School Voting place of Ward 3 3 for the special school election-^Thursday has been changed from "the McLeod building to the.,Lange school, it was announced today, i Hikes to Capital For Cabinet Job Sues Railroad, Says Smoke Obscured Road W. c. Hogland has filed suit in circuit, court here against trustees for the Frisco railroad seeking damages of $648 as a result .of a Highway 18 ^accident. . MrV Hogland charges that smoke from a grass fire allegedly set for railroad employes obscured the highway at a railroad crossing and 1 way responsible for a collision be- responsible for a collision between his auto and another resulting in injury to himself and damage to his car. Howard Mayes of Leachville is attorney for the plant iff. Postal Workers'Split' Over Holiday Observance The .Blytheville postoffice will observe the Arkansas Thanksgiving next week except for the rural carriers who will observe the federal holiday. * Rural mail will not be delivered tomorrow, but all other departments of the postoffice will be opened. On the Nov. 28th holiday, the pos'toffice will be closed except • for the .lobby, to be left open for box holders, and rural mail will be delivered, Postmaster Ross Stevens announced today. Makes Forceful Speech In Answer To Bitter Talk By Lewis ATLANTIC CITY, N. J.. NOV. 20. (UP)—Sidney Hillman warned the C. I. O. convention today that Communists, Fascists - and Nazis are a menace to the labor movement, pledged his continued loyalty to the C, I. O., urged labor unity and ^called ^upimv delegates- to. "draft Philip Murray as their next president. ' Hillman defended President Roosevelt's administration and the conduct of national defense, predicted the nation "will lick the unemployment problem within a year," and called upon labor to cooperate in. the race to re-arm to prevent attack on United States interests by the "human beasts" of Europe. Hillman and his followers, who favor. new peace efforts, had received a virtual invitation to leave the CIO if they are weary of the fight with the American Federation of Labor and prefer "the easy way." That challenge was made by retiring President John L. Lewis in a .bitter speech. He said the AFL •would grant the CIO no honorable peace until the: CIO unions grow stronger, arid asserted that '• new peace talks now would retard CIO progress, and raise "false" hopes among millions that unity is possible. •-•'.' Some delegates believed '• that the convention's j)eace -'pnJy.-.-pn.r-pur -. Terms"" declaration'' Xv'outH"^prove " ( of little long run importance if Murray succeeds Lewis, and President Roosevelt bluntly demands a re- surrmtion of the labor unity talks. Hillman's chief concern, as it was that of most CIO leaders, was over the success of a ''draft Murrav" movement, launched vesterdav when the tall.'"white-haired Scot, an'asso- ciate of Lewis' for 30 years, asserting his right to make a decision "once in a -while in life." said he did not want the presidency. So far as could be learned. Mur- rav has not told anyone that he definitelv would not take the nost. Some of his friends believed he wants assurances thnt he would have a free hand ns CTO head and was tryiner to persuade Lewis to back an anti-Communist resolution, whio.r* would serve as a convention pi and ate if lie decides to fire sonT* alleged "left-wingers" in the CIO organization. .Some of t.vie delegates who hpnul Lewis' vitriolic attack on his critics and hi^ denunciation .of tho^e who wan.t labor • peace 'now. believed that the Roosevelt administration would have to adont. sterner tactics to achieve labor unitv. The CIO peace noHcv. adonted vesterdav bv an unanimous vote, did not fover.ios^ v»?w neane conferences, rn^t the debate led bv was critic°1 of those who su even "exnlnra horv" conferences. The tes directed the peace nego- s commit tee. rn>\<sv«tiiipr Lewis. Murray and Hitman, not to a.erree to rmv mercer whi^h did not include Charters for nil CTO union-* witti MiPir oresent mpinhershio iurisriktion— & oronosition which the AFL ha^: reiected at least twice as "impossible." , Ddrihg 1938 Americans ate 275,000,000 gallons of ice cream and 9,000,000 gallons of assorted ices. Gottlieb Richard Werner, above, 76-year-old Kansas farmer, did not want President Roosevelt reelected. Since he lost his-wish, however, he, wants to make the best of the situation. He's pictured in Washington,- where he hitch-hiked-to offer himself as Secretary, of Agriculture. His promisd: "No sinful slaughter ol — . liv« stcck.'i. Recie: 1 Teaspoon of I enion Juice •j~ff":''»;-^ ••%,?-f'•• :•• vv ; .-'•• •':>:;• : ^> v .••'•'!•• -*r.'i'^';'-:.^\':. 1 *'VC.' : : : -:' : Z W''"v'-^'^'f"' '•''$, Neutral Nation ed Halted To compete'-in the recent '1940 Popular Photography contest, photographer Ray" Pinney, of ~ Brooklyn, N. Y planned the above picture, which he entitled'•"Hunger,, Strike." To get the model, little Sanford Brown, to display the proper "sour" expression, he gave the youngster a teaspoon of lemon juice.-\lt.-pioved a sweet idea, for the picture lopped 17,000 entries, brought; Pinney the first -prize, a new car. ' Secretary Of Agriculture Addresses Meeting At Little Rock LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Nov. 20.— Confessing that, "I; have iiot decided which is the best answer." Secretary or Agriculture Claude R. Wickard outlined four possible solutions to the problem of main- talrimsr'cotton prices In.the fnce of declining foreign markets here yesterday. .' " : ' • '- ? ..'"':•' "I do .not know," he lold n large crowd attending the final 'program of the Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation's anmwl convention at the Auditorium yesterday afternoon, "th'ut we must continue to get a fair return for;, cotton and that we must bring the income from cotton OH near to parity as we can. "I want to make It plain that lii this time of_/'emergency, there, Is no thought of withdrawing needed support' for cotton. ?If ever cotton growers needed helo they need It ;now. Yet, it is only common sense to be lookinc; ahead just in case v things don't turn out as wo would like to see them turn out.' The four bossible solutions ru outlined by the secretary, Included 1. Oul.right governmental price fixing. 2. Raising: the present loan rate on cotton. 3. Approm-iaHon of monev to make UD the difference between th sellln? price and the price wTUcl SEEK TK Revival Of 1939 Legislative Effort Predicted In Next Session, LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 20. (UP)— Well informed sources predicted today a new chain store tax bill for Arkansas introduced in the • general assembly when it convenes January 14. A chain store tax bill was introduced in the. house during the 1939 legislative session but 'it failed to pass by a margin of four votes. Th.e 1939 bill was introduced by Representative Ted Goldman of Texarkana,and while- he remained silent, on "his 1941 legislative plans- friends said they -would, not be .surprised to see him named as author of the proposed measure. The 1939 bill called for the reve- on chain stores to be credited to the old age -pension fund and the 1941 version "of the measure presumably would be along the same lines. Will Distribute Xmas Savings of $20,694 Locally Without any fanfare, 413 residents of Blytheville will receive early. Christmas "gifts" about Dec. 1 when $20,694 will be distributed bo members of the Christmas Savings Clubs by the city's two banks. The First -National Bank ^wtll distribute Us checks Dec. l while the Fanners Bank and Trust Company plans to mail out its checks Dec. 10. New clubs for 1941 will begin on the date the checks are mailed out, it was announced. At both banks, the number of club members were slightly larger than last year with the money paid in about the same total as for 1939. it was said. "Pirate Haulers" In England LONDON (UP)—A new racket'is hitting families obliged to move out of danger zones on the cast and southeast coasts of Britain. It is run by "pirate" haulers who, taking advantage of the heavy work being laid upon local removal firms, have stepped in with "take it or leave it" prices. . --"1 ricotffe -'-"'cgririflt'Bte 1 ' (?!<IT BELGRADE, Yugoslavia, Nov. 20 '( UP)—Italian troops are iii full retreat. On two rents of the Albanian-Greek rentier, border dispatches *eported today, and Greek orces are pursuing them af- er capturing considerable )boty. >-- : Ohrld dtapatches said that along le; Ionian seacoast the Italian vithdrnwal had- become a route SOFIA, Bulgaria, Nov. 20. (UP)—Italian troops .crossed, the Yugoslav frontier 1 * in'; aft^" attempt to .attack, Greefcffori ces from the rear but wetf \ halted by Yugoslav -troops, radio Athens reported "today. Radio Athens said" it had beeu confirmed officially that" Italian troops had * crossed "the Yugoslav fiontler and claimed "that the Yugoslavs interned six Italian ;units and that Greek troops who pur-i of unspecified strength and "took u'ed the retreating enemy across) over 130 ItaliarY tanlts, 1400 light he •• Knlamiis river were chasing machine guns and 400 heavy, ma- he Italians toward Albanian vll- chlne B" n s. ' , ^^ i\ges nctu- Kbnlspolis. ' ~" '^ Near Korltza, at the other end liallatw Shot Down * ~^. of the line, Greelf troops were said ATHENS, Greece, Nov. 20. (UP)~ to be only three miles.from the British ftoyal Air T'orce planes, shell-wrecked Italian base. T h e' operating over v Albania, have shot irccks we're -snld to have resumed down eight Italian chasers in the ;helr bombardment, ot Korltza be- first major air battle of_the Italo- forc dn\vn and to have brought all Greek war, official dispatches said Italian, liiics"of retreat under artillery, fire; Greek sources persisted in predicting the early fall of Korltza and said '-.their lines-around thei today and on land Greek troops threw back Italian forces fri ..a bayonet charge near Ko'ritza,°;\f'< British Bombers Active .77 —" •--«•• •«- -^.«j v** \s MI* v« v*«** i mfi ***9l| WlUlfvl9 /»vbP-.TC ^ C v i. naming base were being drawn! LONDON. Nov. 20 (UP)-rBritlsh tighter every hour. (Rome reported that Greek forces near Korltza had been hurled back with heavy losses. Rome said the Greek attacks were heavy nnd repeated). 1 today. Greek artillery positions in the Morovlu mountains on the Cangon road behind Koiitza and'on the slopes of Mount Ivan were reported throwing a steady rain of shells Into Korltza. It was reported sa id, air raids on Berlin \last night~;and the gretfc Skoda, arms works/at Pilsen, ~in Bohemia/were described in an air ministry communique ^ 37 Italians were killed and 70 wounded in an early morning Greek attack, The main street of Korttza was Targets at Berlin included (munitions stores, railway yards and railway Junctions. - ^ Royal Air Force operations -last were widespread .the ministry. Munitions stores ^and Bother, objectives in Berlin and shipyards and locks at Kell, Hamburg- and B«- merhaven were bombed and fire* Civic ^uK« T ft HoW Joint Meeting Nov. 27 A ioint rnfi.etjne: of the Kiwonis. Prt"r V and T.I'OPS clubs next Wed- r-e.criflv was announced nb the week- H- hmcMon mpptiner of the T..ions el"'-* at Hie Hotel Noble TueFdav. Tb» RPV. .Tamps A. Overholser. rWrr of the First Presbvte-inn .-Hrrch, 50oke to the.erpup on "The Value of n Layman's Work in r!hxir"h Affa'rsV. F» was introduced hv James H. Bell, who was in ch»rce of the program. Lin Brown became a new member of fhe local club when his memhershio was transferred from the Jonesboro club. W. D. Chamblln. jr., representing the senior class of the high school, psked that the club enter an act in the annual community stunt night show. Grass Fire To Advise "Draftees" Members of the Mississippi County Bar have been advised by Daniel B. Byrd. state director of the Selective Service, that they have been named associate members of the Legal Advisory Board for Mis- j sissippi county. ^ Circuit Judge G. E. Keck of this city and Pvosecuting Attorney Bruce Ivy of Osceola and J. T. Coston of Csceola are members of the board, whose duty it is to advise registrants in the selective service as to their legal rights in answering and nllfno: in questionnaires sent out by the draft boards of the county. Other members of the. i>ar have been named associate r «em- To Spark Italian Drive in Greece Holding Revival Here The Rev! Ralph L. Douglas, of Luxora. is conducting evangelistic services at the Baotist Chapel on lillv street at 7:30 o'clock each night. j New impetus was expected to Special meetings for the juniors j be given to the" Italian drive Another grass fire caused city firemen to make a run Tuesday afternoon, 2:15 o'clock, to 117 Vine street. There was no damag«. are held at 7:00 o'clock in which new songs and choruses are being learned and a spirit of contest takes place between two groups. The congregational singing is being directed by Nat H. Brlttain, of into Greece following the appointment of Gen. Ubaldo Sod- du. 'above, as commander-m- chief of Italian troops in Albania, superseding Gen. Prasca. which he described as "a stre'nin lined version of the processing tax." Regardless of the /.course decidec upon. Mr.• Wickard.said "there are certain things we can and shouk do. We must continue to reston Uie fertility of our soil; we mus continue to raise more food fine feed for home use. Like otlfc sections, the South needs to make certain adjustments and it can mnkc them in a way that It wll 'avoid creating new problems in other regions." '"Adjustments are needed," he added, "thnt 'will mean better living; the ability to'purchase will cosh what must be purchased, and the ability to get from the land the things which-make Tor better living/' Discussing briefly the four possible remedies which have been su<r~ Rested but emphasizing that he still has an "onen mind" on .Che problem, Secretary Wickard said: "Price-fixing has some very definite disadvantages. Prlce-TTxing means regimentation J •'• If .it is to work, all farmers must '•• go' along and all processors, loo, the government would say how muc'a to plant and how much to sell. The farmers would listen—and obey. "Prom the beginning, we have worked on the theory that farmers would agree to co-operate—but that they could not be driven. To , the average farmer, co-operation \ * with his fellow ' farmers Is one « thing; doing the goose step on orders from Washington. Is another." Mr. Wickard pointed out that the present loan rate could be In- , creased without. the regimentation necessitated by 'price-fixing, but the high loan course also has "obvious disadvantages." "If we adopt a' high loan policy," the secretary said, "we must have n sizable export subsidy to get our cotton out of the country. The .higher the loan, the higher the subsidy required. "I am not certain thnt sufficient money to maintain our share of the exports of cotton could be appropriated if the loa,n were raised. The" money required would be subject to the same uncertainty of other appropriations. And what would happen if the loan were raised. The money required would be subject to the same uncertainty of other appropriations. And what would happen If the loan were raised and we found that our export market, or most of it. is gone for good? "I think we all must agree that Congress, under the Roosevelt administration, has been pretty good to farmers," the secretary said in discussing the proposal for supplementary payments to farmers. "It has consistently authorized the money necessary for effective farm programs, but.I am not sure described as impaswble because of, an d exnloelong occurredJthe. miri- shell holes jand^tlik,debris of+'d*"^jstry7aald.' '^ ' ' '""^^ - ' „>'+ nfoltshed^hdiries. ''All of KofltM.'"^ ^!*****„ ,-«^,,.»,.;»>v"I"j^I*^ ^* ''All. of was reported aflame with u red glow in the sky reflected by clouds and visible for many miles. Reports of Albanian rebel activities continued and it was re- 16 sleeping Italian soldiers were killed nnd 40 wounded when time bombs exploded. Bi-Focals of Past Odd SUNSET POINT, O. (UP)—Mrs. C. E. Miller owns what is probably the "granddaddy" of modern bifocal spectacles. The odd glasses have an extra set of lens, hinged at the side, which are swung in front of the normal lens for close work. They were originally used by Mrs. Miller's great-grandmother, in Scotland and are nt least 150 years old. Among industrial"- targets at- tacked'with good results* were syn-; thetic. oil plants atr'Gelsenkirchen and Hamburg and an- important electiic power station at Hamborn. Also bombed we're ritiway yards and, junctions at Bremen, Berlin and Aurich and at the Inland port of Duisburg-Ruhrort." - ;r The ministry said coastal command aiicraft attacked the German naval base at L'Orlent, France* and the harbor at Harfleur in Normandy, also a German base. ' ^ It was admitted that three Brit? plane.s failed to return. ' 4»: This Launching MVs. Harry Atkins, 39, ^ Dies After Long Illness Mrs. Elsie Brown Atkins, wife: of Harry Atkins, died at 1:40 o'clock this afternoon at her home in Jhe O'Brien apartments following ~Ta lengthy illness. She was 39. "^ Stricken 111 of cancer more'than two years ago. Mrs. Atkins under'r went an operation in a St. Louts hospital and later returned there for treatment. She was apparently .improved at timesibut had become worse In recent months and her condition had been critical for about a week. -^ Her only sen, LeRoy Brown', V{ho is In aviation training at Sikeston, Mo., had been called home and arrived before her death. Born in Rector, Ark., Mrs. Atkins came to Blytheville '12 years ago. A lover of sports, she followed athletic contests with much interest and took a special Interest in football in which her son excelled while a student at Blytheville High School and later at University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. .She is also survived by one sis- td^ and two brothers. Funeral arrangements were in^ complete this afternoon; Memphis Salesman's -' Car Stolen Here A blue '39 Plymouth car was stolen Tuesday afternoon from •• its parking place on North Railroad street adjacent to the I. Rosenthal store. • The car, filled, with shoe samples". luggage containing men's clothing, and an overcoat, is owned by T.-'E. Norman, of Memphis, who was In the Rosenthal store when the car was stolen. No trace had been found today. The cheering crowds that usually attend a warship launching were absent, and details of the ship's performance kept secret when, as pictured above, the U. WEATHER * Arkansas—Cloudy, showers,: er in west and extreme north tions . tonight; -Thursday cloudy, showers in v east and S. destroyer Ludlovv slid down i portions,, cooler..-, the ways at Bath, Me., recent- | Memphfcr and vicinity — Cl ,... ly. Few spectators be side the tonight arid Thursday with oc we can expect Congress to increase ' sponsor's party were permitted sional rains, lowest temperature (Continued, on Page 6) ..close to the ship. _ J somewhat 'cooler Thursday,

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