The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 21, 1940 · Page 1
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER 1W rVIUTWA1tt*Vi vnfrrrtm A nmt <^_ - - — . ». Kythertlle Dally Newt Blytherill* Couriir VOLUME XXXVII—NO. 212. FightTo Finish Is Pledged Anew; Bombings Heavy THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST IflSSOOttl Valley BlytheviUe Herald BLYTHEVILLE,. ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1940 By United Tress King George VI and Winston- Churchill pledged Great Britain today to a finish fight against "aggressor nations until 'freedom is made secure." Tlie pledge was made at the 'opening of a new session of parlia- in which the traditional cere- •mentals of a speech from the throne by'Britain's king were observed "but much of the peacetime pageantry was missing. The king and Churchill spoke as war raged on in Europe and in the skies above -Britain as the Axis powers hammered away at the framework of a new order in which * a continental bloc is' hoped, to be unified against the British empire. Only by defeat of aggressor nations,; the king said, speaking to parliament with Queen Elizabeth at his side, "can. nations be released from oppression and violence and again work together on a basis of ordered liberty and social justice." - Churchill gave a similar pledge, . coupling with it promises of all the aid which Britain can spare for her newest ally. Greece, -'but he warned of the long road that must be traveled to victory. "I have never concealed from the nation." he said, "the darker side of our dangers and burdens because it is there and because I. know that it is in adversity .that British qualities shine brightest." The king paid particular attention to the "ever increasing- volume of munitions of war" from the United: States and to the relations with-America which "could not be more cordial" , • "It is good." he said, "to know in these fateful times how widely shared ^are the ideals of ordered freedom, justice and security" In his address from the throne proroguing parliament, made yes» terday but only made public today, the king expressed gratification at the transfer of 50 U. S. destroyers, to Britain and hoped IL " the British, bases given the --7^l?^ es ' " ma 3 r equally serve to defend' the'.heritage of free, men." £ords : that. Britain had made-pro-" posals to Soviet Russia designed to increase • mutual confidence of the two nations and improve relations •but did not indicate whether the British offer, was still under consideration or had been withdrawn. He Still Believes V Honesty Best Policy •ATLANTA, Ga : , Nov. 21 (UP,)— Virtue—and very little else—was its own /reward to Harold Belk, an automobile factory employe 'who proved his honesty by returning $555 he had found -in a box car. Belk and his foreman yesterday shared,a $25 reward for returning the money. He gave 5 to his mother, spent 50 cents, and put the remainder of his $12.50 in his pocket. At work he changed his street clothes for overalls when the day was over Belk discovered the $7 was missing. "Somebody," said Harold Belk, "figured i" got it easy and they could get it easy too." Urge Consumption Of Graded Milk Only In a joint statement issued today Dr. E. Nixon, director of the Mississippi County Health Unit and George Shamlin, county sanitarian, urged Blytheville residents to "protect your family and dairy by buying graded milk." They quoted Section 2 of the city's standard milk ordinance as follows: "Section 2. The sale of adulterated or misbranded milk or milk products prohibited. "No persons shall City of Blytheville within the or its police jurisdiction produce, sell, offer or expose for sale or have in possession with intent to sell, any milk or milk product which is adulterated or misbranded." Mortimer Snerd Adopted By Texas Flying Corps FORT WORTH, Tex. (UP)— The army air corps cadets at Kicks Highlanders' Field here chose Charlie McCar- '"S 111 *" 111 *' 5 thy's hick friend. Mortimer Snerd. as their patron. Mortimer's guileless countenance wilh adorn the training planes at Hick.. Field hereafter by Upecial permission of Edgar Bergen, who hieh jpeaks for both Charlie "and Mr. ££* trre rd Snerd. i A picture of Mortimer, collier Houston Charlie and Bergen will be hung in the Hicks Field recreation hall Mother, Daughter in Air Class ...SALISBURY, Md. (UP)—Mother joined „.„ ™ BUMUI and. daughter are starting school Sutherland Highlanders together. Their course, however, is- aviation. Mrs. Jennavee Roberts youth to and her daughter, Margaret Louise,' have enrolled in the pilot training course conducted'by the Civil Ae- LONDON, Nov. 21. (UP) —German bombers pounded .again at England's industrial midlands, last night and early. today and showers pi; incendiaries followed by determined bombing with high explosives blasted a number of towns throughout the section. During the -early morning hours the attacks centered on a west midlands town which was hammered by waves of raiders. After Die first waves, however, the tempo of the attack slackened and only occasional single planes carried on. Slight damage and comparatively few casualties were reported, indicating that .the raids nowhere approached r the ferocity of Tuesday's hammering attacks. The air and . home securities ministries characterized the night's raids as "widespread but desultory . intermittent and on a minor scale." The all-clear sounded in ' London only a few minutes later than usual, ending a night of "ghost-like" raiding—long, quiet lulls interrupted by bursts -of anti-aircraft fire as lone bombers droned, over and dumped a few bombs on outlying districts. ... • Meanwhile the Royal Air Force struck at airdromes, freight yards and submarine bases on the continent. The air ministry's com- munique said that "our bombers carried out attacks on airdromes in enemy-occupied territory and Dies Tells Investigators To Go After Pro-Nazi,.Other Groups WASHINGTON, Nov. 21. (UP) — The Dies committee today published a -white paper" purporting to show widespread German propaganda activities in the United States and immediately ordered seizure of records of pro-Nazi; pro- Fascist, pro-Coinmunlst and pro- Japanese organisations in eight American cities. Representative Martin Dies (Dem., Texj, chairman of che committee, ordered committee investigators to subpoena the records from organizations located in Baltimore, Buffalo, Boston, Philadelphia Pittsburgh, New Orleans, Milwaukee and Denver. Dies, now in St. Louis, issued the order through his office here. Committee attaches would not identify the organizations, whose records Dies wants; and declined to give additional information, concerning the move. The "white paper" released by the committee told of a purported German plan to gear a large segment of American trade and business to the German economy after the current war and named Hans Thomsen, charge d'affaires of the German embassy here, as helping in the propaganda efforts. The "white paper" consisted of a 500-page report, based largely on documents seized in raids- on German business firms in New York SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS 3 Homeivard Bound From School Girl, 6, Hurt Fatally By Car ^ ^ »* — ...«*. .v W**J*.AA^OO LiJti.UO IIL LV C W I. \J1 IV made a very heavy attack on aland records of the Trans-Ocean freight-marshalling yard in Ger- News. a. 5»rvi«» «>h,>h ty,*. ™™™H_ Lorient, German submarine base in France, also was heavily bombed, according to the communique. London, the midlands and "many widely scattered v points in the southern half of England" were bombed during the night, as were one point" in northwest England and a point in South Wales, the joint communique said today. Fires were started in the midlands and high explosives demolished some houses and damaged others. . Casualties were reported highest; in the midlands' v areas.-? ••.,*'• ^^E^a^ere,- although;^some:darri- Ger- News, a service which the committee describes as a Nazi propaganda age' was 'done" r 'at"several^points, the attacks were generally ineffective and the number of killed and injured very small," the com- munique said. One eastern midlands town suffered the. longest raid, of the war, but reports this morning said no one had been killed, only seven persons injured anpl comparatively little,damage had been done. One bomb landed in a public -'park, shattering .windows over a - wide area. : The raiders came in waves over this town, dropping numerous flares before starting a' fire (presumably with an 'incendiary) which was soon controlled.. Most of the bombs in this area were reported to have fallen in rural districts, exploding harmlessly in fields. At one point the German raiders dived low over a nearby locality and machine- gunned a fairly wide area, wounding two persons and killing one. In a west midlands city a bus depot was hit and a number of buses wrecked. Cottages, houses and a fire-station were reported damabed .. in other towns. . A lone bomber hovered over Liverpool and' Mersey-side towns during the early hours until it was driven .off by anti-aircraft fire without dropping a single bomb. medium. The committee sought to bring out that: 1. Some ' German agents believed the strongest guarantee'for keeping the United States out of the European war was to promote "ruffled" U. S.-Japanese relations. ';'•'• 2. Some, persons in this country close to German officialdom believed a possibility existed that the- United States might go to war on Britain's side^ despite other developments.. . . ' '•• ••.•3.- German -embassy, .'.officials .and German consular agents in fcfiis country generally aided in the •dissemination of Nazi propaganda. Proud Pennsylvania Town Without Jail 1$; Y^ars BADEN", Pa, (UE)-rThe town of Baden—whose main claim "to" fame for the past 15 years has been that it has no jail—has dedicated a new $45,000 municipal building—without a jail cell. -• . ;• : ' ; ''. ' George .Ehrhart, assistant chief of police of this community- of about 2,000 population, explained.; "Crime in Baden is so negligible, we don't need a jail. We can install a cell . block _ in the shower room in the basetrient if the need arises. If we had a jail, it would just be turned into a haven for transients." Skipping along the roadside late yesterday afternoon, little Eddie Sue Sutton was a happy child."'She loved the Promised Land school where-she was beginning her education and in her arms she held her first school tablet and pencil A minute later she was a cnijm- pled heap—her chest crushed i by the wheel of an automobile— and the first letters she had made .-on her tablet were scattered to the four winds. • ] The child, daughter of Mr. arid Mrs. J. Eddie Sutton of Promised Land, died at Walls Hospital ': lit 6:30 o'clock last night two hours after a cnr had struck her near the Sam Godwin store' on ttie Promised Land road. She would have been six years old next month. < /. Driver of the car, Everett Sammans, 22-year-old cotton picker from Bald Knob, Ark., was arrested at 11 o'clock last night on a technical charge pending a complete investigation of the accident, to be made this afternoon, it was announced by chief Deputy Sheriff John .F. Reinmlller. [ It is possible that the driver tfill be exonerated of blame in the accident, Officer Reinmlller said, tb- day. but it was decided to hold nun pending completion of ih«v investigation. Eugene oick- mson and Officer Reinmiller arrested the driver ut his temporary home on the Clarence Moore iflrm where ha "had been picking cotton for a week. Prior to Unit tin»> he had also picked cotton in the vicinity of Unchville this full. The tragedy was witnessed by several school .students who will be interviewed after school today. H is said that the children hud left the school bus 'at the Godwin store und Were walking toward home when the 1933 model' car struck Eddio Sue, The drivel- stopped but a whnel pnss«l over her body. Besides crushing her chest, the car struck her head, causing a skull fracture. Funeral rites were to be held this afternoon at Hanna Funeral Home by the Rev. Fletcher Spruce pastor of First Church "of the Na»- arene, with burial in Maple Grove cemetery. Besides her parents, the child is survived by one sister, Mary Margaret Sutton, and two half-brothers, Gerald Warren and Arthur Rogers. * ~ \ - -. • Well Known Planter And Ginner Succumbs; FUH neral To Be Friday Coleman Spencer Stevens, widely known planter and ginnery died suddenly late yesterday afternoon less than two hours after he had been stricken with a heart attack/He was 56. Taken ill about 3 o'clock at' his home, he was removed to the Blytheville Hospital where he died at 4:30 o'clock. He had never suffered from a heart ailment and was in apparent excellent health, although he had sometimes felt slightly:' 1 "ill In recent nonths. " ' v '' to Estimate Cotton H o u s e Damage At $2500; Soybeans Burn, Loss $800 ; Another mysterious fire . occurred at Armorel last night but aid of the Blytheville Fire Department prevented what might have been a much more serious loss! Fire broke out in the cotton house of Lee Wilson Company gin about 7:30 o'clock, and It seemed of damage, it is believed/'althbugti no estimate, had been made by the Lee Wilson officials this Hers Was a Real Kiss of Death A. P. & L. Executive Dies Suddenly Today PINE BLUFF, Ark., Nov. 21. (UP)—William E Baker, 53. executive vice president and treasurer of Arkansas Power and Light Company, died suddenly of a heart attack at his home today. Baker was associated with Harvey Couch in the formation and development of .Arkansas Power and Light Company and the great power network, of the Couch interests, including the Louisiana and Mississippi Power and Light Companies. Baker also was director of Capital Transportation Company of Lit- '• tie Rock.' Garland Power and De- j velopment Company, White River ; Power Company and Arkansas Oak Flooring Company. Back In School Now MONTGOMERY. Ala. (UP)—] far cry from the from Hell" to h hiking." He hiked to Canada he parsed for 20 years or the Canadian Argyll house, it is said. The fire at -the farming town, six miles east of Blytheville, owned by the. Lee Wilson estate, is the fourth fire which has occurred at trolled but arrival of the local firemen and equipment resulted in the fire being extinguished' after amoa-t;''two,hours of work. . . ,, ; ,..-,.•- . .,> Theflames, vpriginatinivih the! is the second>tragedy loose.cotton; did about'$2500-worth"' come to .hfif daughter, ;: ;Mrs. L. C. B. Young of Osceola, within j » .*.i.cA AiVtiicJ. rill™ ~_ uv ,, *»OWA* ^-/wiik^jiA.iij' yn-iciu*^ iiu<> law Joe Clay Young Sr., of Osce- morning. There were more than ola, died suddenly Nov.UO at Mem- " ' ' phis Methodist Hospital a few hours- after having been stricken with a heart attack as'he was-going to the"to see! the newly born son of Mr. 'and Mrs. L. C. B. Young." - \ } She is yet in the hospital "and had only _been informed of •: her father-in r law's" death several days ago. News of her father's death was •told her last night and it is possible that she may be removed to the Stevens home here sometime tomorrow, dependent upon her condition in the morning. • Mrs. Stevens, who has had a heart ailment for some time, was placed in Blytheville Hospital'fol- lowing Mr. Stevens' death but was able to 'be removed to her home today. With her is an elder daughter. Mrs. Eugene P.-,Still of Plymouth, N. C., who had been visiting here j origin of "the ^school fire and for several weeks, and the Stevens' i that) of the dehydrating plant have rvnlv* <3nn /"Ir^orwo^ TV T»»V. n ** %.*.«.•.^^-1 __ _ . . . ,,. Assails Those Who Have Hinted It Follows Communist, Nazi Dictation ATLANTIC CITY, N, J., Nov 21. tUP)~The C. I. o. convention today adopted without debute and with only one dissenting vote u resolution condemning th<s dicta-, torshlps JUKI Naxisni, Communism and PaMsm ns inimical to the welfare of labor und destructive to our form, of .government." The. c. 1. O. pledged Itself "to "work lor a greater and better America" and to avoid diversion from'its .task "by strange foreign doctrines' opposed to our concept of Industrial und political democracy." ., The 'Congress of Industrial Organizations Ls an American institution dedicated to the attainment-of its well, defined economic and social objectives," the resolution said. "In the words of President John L. Lewis we yield to no man the right to challenge our Americanism or' the ^Americanism of the organizations which at this moment we represent and those who Infest the columns of the public press with their vile .words saying that the policies of the c. I. O. are conceived and endorsed and supported and encouraged and administered by Communist philosophy or Nazi philosophy or Fascist philosophy or any other philosophy, they lie. "We neither accept nor desire and we firmly reject considerations of any policies coming from totalitarian ^dictatorship and foreign Ideologies such as Nazism, Communism and Fascism. They have no place in this great modern labor movement." To Hold Rites For Mrs. Atkins Friday Funeral rites for Mrs. Elsie Huggins Atkins, wife,of Harry Atkins, who died yesterday afternoon, will be held Friday afternoon^ £ o'clock, at Cobb Funferaf Homi, r^" > The Rev. E/.B,*WUlHms, pastor af^'rst^Methodist Church, will of- f nc!afe^"'wlth'"burfal in Elm wood Cemetery. Mrs. Atkins' death'followed an, illness of more than'/f*rq years caused by cancer. She was 30. Greeks Continue Advance; British Air Chief Seized ROME /Nov. 21. (UP)— British Air Vice Marshal) Owen Tudor, Boyd and six members of,- the crew of British .Wellington type bomber forced' to .land'' in Sicily have been made .prisoners, an official, communique said today. • . (London admitted that Boyd had been captured.) An ; afternoon newspaper said that the British bomber was 'damaged.'by .Kalian chasers; and that Immediately ufter., landing the plane burst into flames. The ship was destroyed, the paper, .'sold. None of the crew were Injured. It was'confirmed, hero''that Boyd recently was appointed chief of all British air forces In the Near East and was on his way to take over command when his plane was forced down. . Italian .'chasers'. overtook:" the big British bomber in mid-air and forced It to land. A major and three non-commissioned officers also wore aboard the plane, (London reported that Boyd recently had been promoted to air marshull and -appointed deputy to the commander hi chief In the Middle East). He was enroute from Gibraltar to Malta when his plane was sighted .-by Italian flyers over the Mediterranean and forced to land, Rome reports said. U. S. Army Steps Aside To Give British Long Range Bombe rs WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (UP)— army stepped ulde today to 4fl make; giant _fpur-cngInetL*I of i?g_- fa: n g e bombers in time for an anticipated springtime aerial offensive. Gen. George C. Marshall chief of H 1 "* cause losses of more than $122,000. Of these fires, origin of only one is known. A little girl's playing with burning paper. Us believed responsible for the, fire in September which burned two large hay barns, valued at more than $2000, and ruined more than $5000 worth of hay. Last winter, a dehydrating plant was mysteriously burned at a loss of more than $40,000. It was on last Dec. 5 that the new $72,000 brick school building burned, into which the students' books-had been.moved for the first only son, Coleman Jr., who arrived last night from Hendrix College, Conway, where he attends school. Mr. Stevens is also survived by a brother, John M. Stevens, of Dell, and a sister, Mrs. Elma Ramsey of Drew, Miss. They will "be joined here later today by- Mr. Still who Is enroute from Plymouth, and Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Wiley of Ruleville, Miss. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, 3 o'clock, at the never been solved although investigations were launched. In addition to these fires, Eddie Regenold, the general manager at Armorel, • lost $800 worth of soybeans in an unusual fire yesterday. His 40-acre tract of unthreshed adjacent grass fire had spread to the field, and the soybeans were destroyed. This was on a farm owned by the Wilson estate but operated by Stevens residence, 901 West Ash i Mr . Rege nold as a private enter- e*rT*i»nr riTr rV»r» T^k .-.**. T^ ^i *TrMl! — — _. I " . * street, by the Rev. E. B. Williams, j pastor of First Methodist Church. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Walker H. Baker, E. A.. Rice, Fred Warren, Tom F. Martin, A. E. Huntley and J. W. Henderson of Dell. Mr. Stevens was well known In. Mississippi, where he lived for many years, and in this section, where ' he operated a large farm j and a gin. j Born in Grenada, Miss., he was reared there and later went to Ruleville, where he. married Miss Ozie Pope. A druggist in Ruleville for a number of years, life was too confining in that business and he decided to seek his fortune in the | rich soil of which he had heard so much. ..'... He and his family moved to Blytheville in 1918 and had lived ! here while Mr. Stevens directed i his farming interests near Dell. \ Cobb Funeral Home is in charge. York Authority here. of hers, had stolen a diamond u. f ., ^ , ring from,her, beaten her urj His family finally persuaded the Police suggested she make a ,,,*v, f« „»*— ^ Qme tQ complcte , ^ate wiUvFefshing in a tavern, so they could rec- his high school — ^ - «* —• «v»*(-AW*.*. j *"*••»• -^-»*fcj *«*&£4 v*' ClicV CO 11 Id rf*P — Houston says now .he plans to; ognize him. She did so Fersh- enter the United States Air Corps ing pulled a . gun when cops »h m h. O«H«.*.., •.;• i closed in. Jhey shot him dead, when he graduates, above, recently J Fifth Column Used as Alibi DALLAS, Tex. (UP)—Despite, his complaint that "Fifth Columnists" were following him, a motorist Is working out a $50 fine. The man had run across the lawn of a Dallas home and almost smashed into the front porch. "There was a foreign-looking guy after me, judge," the motorist maintained. Seen Succeeding Senator Pittman tfy-k £, *K '••>'<"','> •"*•< ttf&'WZJZ** Butler of brothers, Ed Hugging of Jonesboro, and Homer Hug-gins of St. Louis, are arriving today to join Mr: Atkins and her son,' LeRoy Brown. Stationed at Sikeston, Mo., since he Joined the Army Air Corps, Mr. Diego, Calif., next week. Dummy Registers Power Of Charging Linemen MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (UP)—A mechanically controlled canvas dummy that registers the drive behind each lineman's charge is used to rate the blocking ability of University 'of Minnesota football players. The dummy slides along on pul- lies and Coach George Hauser, who developed the device, regulates the opposition force of the stuffed canvas bag by pneumatic pressure. planes being built;-; for the U. S. army air corps. Inaddltion, negotiations are being concluded for 20 of the latest type -Boeing "flying fortresses" which the British are eager to get.: The consolidated bombers and the "flying fortresses" are somewhat similar. Both are 20-ton four-en- gined craft, capable of flying 4,000 miles with a full bomb load. They are considered the most patent BELGRADE, Yugoslavia-' Nov. 21. (UP)—Greek troops, altering through passes .jn the Morava mountains, 'todaV launched a drive westward toward the Koritza^Pogradec road, apparently in a new ef-' tort to cut off the remaining Jtahan troops in Koritza *•' Reports from the Yugoslav fronV ler said that the new drive appear-' od to be in th* direction of Fog-' rndec along the sole remaining' ron<! cormecting Koritea with the 1 north. ' Italian troops stationed near the Yugoslav frontier were reported l to'' be withdrawing from their' po^> tlons as their Hanks were threatened by this new drive. • ; Eurly thi« ' morning "these re- ' ports said Italian trops attacked th'e Greek positions in the mountains were repulsed. About 30 Greeks were killed and 80 wounded in -ihf fight but Italian loses were report ed twice an heavy. Reports reaching -the 'frontier said that in the Plndus region* on the central front Greek troops pushed forward morerthah',a mile m the direction of, Herseka' and were now only about three miles from the town. r - . The Greeks were reported to have brought up artillery,,to their new positions and to have started-bombarding Herseka cutting the telegraph und telephone lines/with Koritza further northeast.' * - .1 ' The bombardment is said to'have" resulted In the death of 11, the wounding of eight and'damage to three buildings. t ' ^ , Sixteen low flying Italian bombU ers were said to have bombed arid machine gunned the Greek positions- at the foot of Mount'Ivan, north-' east of Koritza, at 7 ajn. Seventeen 1 Greeks were reported killed and 40 wounded. Greek anti-aircraft fire was said to have brought down" four of the bombers. -.' " . T ^ although they have never been tested under actual "battle" conditions. The 20 "flying fortresses" will be made available as soon, as the nr- completed and the planes stripped of the secret /Norden bombsight and replaced with another American bombsight—the Sperry—which already has been released to the British. Thanksgiving Observed In 32 States Of Union Today By United Press With feasting and prayer most Americans, today gave thanks for a nation at peace, a nation in joice in a more secure economic position and a more promising immediate future than at any time In the past decade. Led by the nation's first family, the people of 32 states joined in this Thanksgiving observance, a week earlier than the traditional last Thursday in November to which the six New England states and 10 others still clung despite the proclamation of President Roosevelt. The president and Mrs. Roosevelt hurried by train last night to their Hyde Park, N. Y., home for the holiday, just as thousands of others rushed by plane, train and automobile to family dinners. Dinner, a United Press survey showed, was to cost the average family slightly less than . las C year. This Is the latest portrait of Sen- trimmings for a family of four was estimated, at $4.32, as against $4.36 in 1939. • And turkey, a survey of economic ( conditions in the nation revealed, iwas expected to grace more tables i tan at any Thanksgiving within ) the last 10 years. For the average citizen on this day enjoyed a better personal fin•— tTT li. ' i-> ^ _ * <-»'J\'J>.V» O UCtLti UCLaUlltt.i 1UI- ator Walter P. George, Democrat, ancial standing than in any year of Georgia, who is considered the since the boom days of 19?9 probable successor of the late Sen-| Six factors were seen as ' cbn- ator Key Pittman as chairman of,tributing to. this' improved status- the Senate Foreign Affairs Com-]- I—The nation's .vast industrial machine, speeded, by.,defense pro- ; mittee. duction designed to make the United States secure against any threat from abroad, was operating Car Ownen Warned f ^ I B " " i* > \%«<J • i"'" o Purchase -licenses LITTLE; ROCK? /J Ark.; -%oV ?21 — Supervisor ' Frank '•' D. Claricy i>! the state/Motor, * Vehicle Division called on automobile /owners yesterday to obtain their-'iMl license tage .before the deadline, December 31 , "or face a strict penalty" Mr. Clancy distributed .copies of a warning, by. Governor''Bailey" to all newspapers, in--the state, in which the^ executive Insisted that the Revenue'Department "redouble your efforts to ,brlng, about ah accelerated collection 'of these ta&r fees." ' •,"";. Mr. Clancy said Arkansas' mo-, torists will pay about $2,000,000' for 1941 licenses. Less - than ,$100,000 had been collected yesterday. * : "We have an adequate force * in each county to handle the business." Mr. Clancy said, "but of course if everyone waits until the last few days it will be a physical impossibility for us to take care of the crowds." Municipal Airports Seek t New Sources of Revenue CHICAGO (UP)—A'rise in 'air-* 1 ' port operation costs and anticipat-" ed additional expenditures in con-^ nection with he national defense^' program has turned muncipal air-« pori managers to farms, restau-^ rants and hotels as sources of additional operating revenues, _ ac- v cording to an American Muncipal! Association survey. at levels above the peaks of 1929. | Usual sources of airport revenueP- 2—Unemployment was declining a , re fees char ?ed for landing arid""—,_. .-., _ t _. ,,, storage rights, rents and income slowly and steadily, with the prospect that by the end of 1941 fewer people would be without jobs than at any time in 10. years. 3—Wages, salaries and payrolls showed steady increases. from oil and gasoline. About 90 per cent of the cipal fields'are forced to^draw regularly on tax "funds to meet expenditures; has shown litle upward trend. 5—The total national income this year appeared certain to reach about $75,000,000,000, the highest figure since the record of $82,885,000,000 set in 1929. 6—Savings deposits were the highest in the nation's history. Such considerations pushed into the background any fears of involvement in the wars of the world, any concern over the mounting of the future. The coming wek was expected to see the start of a 'record Christmas shopping season. It was in order toaid business by lengthening the yuletide buying period that the president last year for the first time moved the Thanksgiving holiday up a week. Last year 26 states refused to fall in line. This year, in addition to the six New England states, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, North Carolina, Florida, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa, South Dakota and Nevada clung to the traditional date. Kentucky was to celebrate, both Thanksgicings, Love Isn't Infectious • For Marriage Witnesses SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (UP)'—; Miss Margaret H. Patterson arid Ted Westwood have taken "part in thousands of wedding ceremonies- but have never married. They are typists in the Salt v Lake county clerk's* office and are called upon officially to witness weddings of couples unattended by friends. Westwood said the frequent association hasn't proved "infectious. Miss Patterson scoffed at the" old adage, "Often a bridesmaid but never a bride,>" and inferred that she is engaged. * . ' Diver Does Double Doty PORT " JUDITH, R. L Because _Cap£. Henry Sawyer lost his false 'teenth in Gallilee harbor/ fisherman Walter Githem ' has re- - coverecf a skiff missing "since the^ 1938'' hurricane. A diver;. hired 'to' search for the teeth/ found - them resting 15 feet under ' Githen's boat , ,

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