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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, November 22, 1940
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAffr ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI ^"^ VOLUME XXXVII—NO.' 213. valley Letter BlytteviUe Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1940 GREEKS MARCH INTO KORITZA * • • m A ^ _ . - - •'< • ' . ' SINGLE COPIES FIVE Expect New Axis Aid To Britain Nears Maximum; Rumania In Step HYDE PARK, N. Y., Nov. 22. (UP)—President Roosevelt indicated today that America's aid to Great Britain is approaching its maximum level on the basis of present national capacity to produce weapons of war. He also disclosed -that John J. •Pershing, general of .the armies, had been forced by physicians to reject an appointment as U. S. ambassador to the French government at Vichy. Mr, Roosevelt said at a press conference 'that the United States is doing- everything it can at the present time to send material'aid to Britain to bolster its defenses in the death sfcrtuggle with Nazi Germany. Berlin Radio Stops LONDON, Nov. 22. (UP)-~Londbn listeners reported tonight that radio Berlin went off the air at 7:10 p.m., indicating that the Royal Ail- Force might be enroute to attack the German capital. British Coast Shelled LONDON, Nov. 22. (UP)—German artillery in France shelled the British coast near Dover today . and British bombers struck, back at the big guns but not a single bombHlwas reported dropped on ..-v B .. r % in . Curing ^ daylight,, hours.'.;>; "•'£•'- 'Gfer^an/;irtrpiahes^were repotted -over southern England, the industrial 'Midlands and the East Coast and at least two were shot down but no bombings were reported, probably due to winds of nearly gale force. 1 To Hold Rites Saturday For Charles A. Hughes OLSEOLA, Ark., Nov. 21.—Fu-] — - — nera 1 services for Charles August ! Ja P a nese-sponsored government of Hughes of Essex, Mo., but. form- Cnina wa $ Joining the axis as soon BERLIN, Nov. 22. (UP) — Rumania's chief of state, Gen. Ion Antonescu, and foreign minister, Luca Sturclza, arrived at 10:15 a. m. today (4:13 a. m. CST) to line their country formally with the Axis powers. They were met at the railway station by German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop, Marshal Wilhelm Keitel, chief of the German supreme command, and .other state, army and Nazi party leaders. They were housed in Bellevue palace;' the "guest palace." . Although their country already is occupied by German troops, Antonescu and Sturdza came to sign a treaty, like Hungary did Wednesday and Slovak and Bulgarian officials are expected to do next week, accepting the places assigned to their/countries during the war and in the "new European order" to follow, if the Axis'powers win. : " ; ... (At 'Bucharest, the newspaper Cuvuntul carried this dispatch from its Sofia, Bulgaria correspondent: "Political circles believe that Bulgaria's, attatude of defensive neutrality will undergo an immediate change. The government in the near future will present a note 'to. Greece pressing certain demands. The >, fact that Bulgaria •.plans' to adopt a policy .of offensive neutrality /:is-f,the^resuit-sof^ recent ; ' diplomatic" activity with the Axis powers, with" a view to establishing a durable peace in southeastern Europe.") , (At Sofia, Bulgaria, it was reported that Franz von Papen, German ambassador to Turkey, 'en route back to his post, had stopped off at Sofia and had dined with Bulgarian _ Premier Bogdan Pilov and Foreign Minister Ivan Popov in the' German embassy,) (Shanghai reported that C. 1.0. SELECTS PHILIP .MUMMY LEADER the erly of Joiner, Ark., who died at the Poplar Bluff Hospital, Poplar Bluff. Mo.. Wednesday afternoon at one o'clock will be held from the Joiner Methodist Church at 10 o'clock Saturday morning with burial in the Bassett cemetery. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Paul V. Galloway, pastor, of the Forrest City Methodist church, but formerly pastor of the Osceola and Joiner churches, assisted by the Rev. C. C. Burton, pastor of .the Joiner Methodist church. Mr. Hughes, who was 57, -was born in Bloomfield, Mo., but farmed in the Joiner community sines 1918, moving to Essex, Mo., in January of this year. as it signed a treaty with Japan in December, and that Manchukuo probably would join the axis at the same time.) Adolf Hitler receives Antonescu and Sturdza'. this afternoon, and will give them a dinner tomorrow before they go home. 25 Persons Hunting $1,980 Lost On Farm BATESVILLE, Nov. 21.—O. A. Steel of Sidney reported that while he was walking across one of his three farms near Sidney Tuesday, Election By> Acclamation Follows Endorsement By Lewis And Others ; ATLANTIC CITY. N. J., Nov. 22. (UP)—The C. I. O. today elected Philip Murray president by acclamation as itf retiring leader, John L. Lewis, hailed him as "an industrial statesman.'." v. "He has served Congress of Industrial Organizations and served well as a leader, as an administrator, as a counsellor and as an industrial statesman," Lewis said. Murray, who began work in the coal mines of Scotland before he was 11 years old, will go on the air tonight to outline to the nation his .program as C. I. O. leader. He will speak from 8:45 to 9 p.n\ (C.S.T.) over the Columbia Broadcasting System. Sidney Hillman made the first seconding speech and was followed by 'other C. I. O. vice presidents. No one else was placed in nomination. Murray agreed to accept the presidency after the C. I. O. convention had adopted a resolution denouncing Nazi, Communist and Fascist dictatorships, asserting that they "have no pla'or si this great modern labor movement." He was said to have been assured that he would have a free hand in policy and personnel matters. Murray fought for the anti-ism resolution, primarily aimed at Communist", influences in the,-CIO, and is said to feel that it will free the movement of extraneous issues arising from "ideological" considerations, and make possible an intensive drive to organize millions of unorganized workers. Although ' he supported President Roosevelt for a-third term and; as a delegate to the Democratic convention, seconded .the nomination of Vice President-elect Henry A. Wallace, Murray is known to believe that political activity by CIO leaders should decrease, in order to prevent partisan disputes causing union splits. Although a long time foe of Communists, it was thought unlikely that Murray would institute any "purge" immediately, it was believed that he would concentrate for the time being on establishing i definite trade union objectives in j the CIO and punish" any deviation (from them by present CIO stiff ' members, some of whom have been accused of subservience to Communist party policies. he lost $1,980 from his pocketbook. $10 . nv *vo w y^ T «f w A* ijni 114O )JUW.A.CL He leaves his wife, Mrs. Clara! Most of the money was in Elliott Hughes; . three daughters, | bills. Mrs. J. H. Lowe and Mrs. R. P.j' He has about 25 persons engaeed Holt of Osceola, and Mrs. I. O.'in a hunt tyring to locate the Westbrcok of Joiner; three sons, m0 ney. Mr. Steel had sold some Russell Hughes of Helena, Max Hughes ' of Vallejo, Cal., and Charles Hughes, of Essex. He has three sisters: Mrs. E. E.. Jones of Blytheville, Mrs. Irvin McCarty, St. Louis, Mrs. Robert Tiller, Kalamazoo, Mich., and seven grandchildren. A brother, Ed Hughes, lives in Melvindale, Mich. . Swift Funeral Home has charge of arrangements and will go to Dexter. Mo., Friday morning for funeral services at the Dexter Funeral Home afterward bringing the remains to the home of one of his daughters in Osceola" until Saturday morning. Active pallbearers will be Leslie Speck, Howard Bowen. Julius Ralph. Ed Norton, Ed Bell Jr., and John Burnett. Honorary are E. A. Wedaman, J. W. Slay ton, L. P. Bowden, J. B. Wilson, Dr. R. J. Johnson, Dr. N. R. Hosey. J. T. Lee, Jack Grossman. Frank Lowe, J. W. Miller. Jess Wright and N. L. Gillispie. cattle and was walking across the farm to his home when he discovered the loss. Vargas Invited To Visit U. S, Stolen Car 1$ Found Abandoned Near Gosnell The car. owned by T. E. Norman of Memphis stolen Tuesday from its downtown parking place, was found abandoned Thursday afternoon in the woods a short distance southwest of Gosnell. . The car was not damaged, but the handbag, with personal belongings of the owner and his overcoat, were missing. Six sample cases filled with • one shoe of each, style were not molested* Tells Rotarians About Crippled Adults Hospital Work of the Crippled Adults Hospital in Memphis was discussed by John Brunner, of Marked Tree, past district Rotary governor, at a weekly luncheon meeting of the local Rotary club at Hotel Noble Thursday. W. D. McClurkin discussed 'the bond refunding bill to" reduce interest rate on schoob bonds A letter was read from Frank Dooley. of Brinkley, also a past 'district governor, congratulating the club on its good attendance record. • Announcement was made of the community stunt night program to be given.Dec. 6 and of the annual TKanksgtying luncheon meeting with the" Lions and Kiwanis clubs Wednesday' at the Hotel Noble. Guests were^Mr.^Bmnner, Dick Weis of Brinkley, Tony Falk of Marked Tree; P. E. Tompkins and H. B., Tillman, both' of Osceola, • J. Weathers of Tulsa, .Okla. New York Cotton ' Prev. Open High Low Close Close Dec. 1005 1019 1005 1015 1005-7 Jan. 999 1012 999 1012 981 Mar. 1007 1020 1006 1017 1005-7 May 999 1013 999 1010 999 July 986 1000 986 997 984 Oct. 947 959 . 946 959 945 creasingly important to American defense, President Roosevelt • has invite President Getulio Vargas, above, of Brazil, to pay an official visit to the U. S. Vargas accepted "in principle," but did not set a date for his visit. Dec. Jan. Mar. May July Oct. ' - .. Prev. Open High Low Close Close 10H 1024 1011 1022 1014 1001 1Q16 1001 1016 1006 1015 1025 1014 1023 1013 1006 1017 1006 1916 1005 992 1003 992 1000 989 , 952 963 952 961 950 w x .». j i Italian Loss M '* ™^^^^ ^r^^^^ 4 M "White Paper" Describes Dark Deeds Behind a'copy of the House; bill ordering his investigation of un- American . activity, Rep. Martin Dies, of Texas, pictured above in Washington, holds the "white t paper» he declares holds evidence oi dark plans by Axis consular agents in the u. S. Following this first report on Nazi agents' activity here. Congressman Dies plans to reveal similar reports on Japanese, Italian, and Russian agents W. D. Wood Suffers Injuries; Cooler And Holland Men Arrested Ono irmu wus seriously injured, two men -lire iu juii, two vehicles were almost, totally demolished and another damaged In h Highway Gl accident Into'last night nt Harris 1 Park, a mile South of Blytheville. VV. D. Wood. 34, sales manager of Langstbn-Wroten Motor Co.. received a severe cut on .'his chin, possible injuries to his chest and his entire body was badly. : bruised when his car struck a pick-up truck pulling out on the highway from its parking place. W.' E. Parks, 34, of Caoter, and G. W. Blaylock, 43,' of Holland, were arrested two hours later near Yarbro on charges of leaving a scene of an accident and other charges are expected to be' filed later today, officers said. Parks later admitted being driver of the car and Blaylock admitted being with him, officers announced Mrs. Parks, who was walking along Only 97 Votes Cast, firmatively,' In School Election Without a single dissenting vote the refunding issue, to save interest on .bonds of the Blythevllle Special School District No. 5, was passed in a special school election held yesterday. There were 97'votes cast, according count. to 'an unofficial This is the final action to be taken in making the bond issue legal as the State Board of Education has already approved the bond issue and voting of the building fund issue completed the authorization It is estimated that approximately. $30,000 will be saved by Blythe- yille schoolo patrons during the Athens Goes Wild With Joy; Nazis * Due To Take Hand Civilian Pilot a thing School To Open Within The new Civilian Pilot Training School for Blytheville is to be started within a week with Norman P. Moore as instructor of the ground school and J. p. Holland as instructor, of the flying division. Already 20 young men between the ages of 19 and 26 years hWe enrolled for this course which is the first of its kind ever inaugurated by thti federal government for non-college men, and it is expected that others .will.-will enroll by the date the first class is held. There is a maximum of 49 students for each class. Of those enrolled in the ground school class, which will have 72 ing of the bonds. These bonds'; which now carry an average interest rate of 4.30 per cent, will be refunded for bonds carrying 3 1-4 per cent, which is" said to be one of the lowest rates of interest ever obtained by an Arkansas school district. • •'•• The next, step or'the school district, following the election, will be to issue a call outstanding bonds. The call will probably be issued within the next week and the bonds will then be forwarded to the trustee for payment. When these bonds come in the new one will be issued to conclude the deal. The voting .actually was on the question of a seven mills building fund tax, to be collected annually on the assessed valuation of the taxable property in the district, so as to refund the entire bonded indebtedness. "T »-*•»_. brW£J A.W OUUUt'JllrO will be enrolled in the flying division. When another class is started, which will be immediately upon close of the first instructions, the other students may retake the course in hopes of stepping into the "first ten" group of the second class and so it will go on indefinitely, it is understood. The ground school classes will be held nightly, except Saturday and Sunday, for about two hours time, in the City Hall, so as not to conflict with other employment or stucties. . The course includes study of regulations, navigation and kindred elementary subjects. The ten top students, upon completion of this two months' course, will be given their flying instructions of 30 hours in another two * Is Critically Wounded While Duck Hunting POCAHONTAS, Nov. 21.-J. Marion Futreli; 31, nephew and namesake of the former governor, was shot and wounded critically while hunting ducks on a slough in the Attica community, 10 miles north of Pocahontas, about 4:30 p.m. today. He received first aid treatment at. a clinic here and then was taken to a hospital at Paragould. Mr. Futreli, owner and operator . J. P. Holland, long a flyer and greatly interested in aviation, is (taking the special course for instructors in Memphis and is expected to pass the course which will be completed by the time the .first ground school class is finish, This will be taught at the Blytheville airport. Persons applying for this course, which is free except for purchase of text books, must pledge themselves to apply for flight training in the Army or Navy of the United States when needed and if qualified. The school was obtained for Blytheville by the Chamber of Commerce which is cooperating in its establishment. of automo'bile supply stores at Pocahontas and Corning, was ^ . hunting ducks with Marvin Way- , U. W. UOSS 1$ Named mon of Pocahontas. The two were about 3CO yards apart when the accident occurred. Mr. Futreli -was using a duck caller when Fred Phillips Sales Head O. W. Doss has been made new car sales manager ;of Phillips Motor Co., it was announced Crismon, 21, living in the Attica neighborhood, heard the call • and .—.^ ^ u ., > u na * auuuuiujeu t-uuay saw Mr. Futrell's hat and mistook J by Russell Phillips, head of the the hunter for a duck, he said. He 'firm. . fired .with u 12 • gauge shotgun A resident of Blytheville. for from about 15 steps and about 15 |-eight years, Mr. Doss has become shots struck the merchant in. the I widely-, known in this ter/.iory head. Physicians here did not de-I both through his work as a sales- termine whether any cf the shots {man and as a leader in religious penetrated the skull. 1 activities. Deputy Sheriff John F. RelnmUlcr and State Police Eddie B. David found them, -was released alter questioning. She, however, admitted being with the men nt the tiiiie of the 'accident, it Is said. Both the men and the woman were bruisec and .received minor lacerations. The large car driven by Mr. Wooc .was almost totally^ dettuhed it crash 'eel..into the' front fender o tiie pick-up ^truclc pulling-on to th highway, about 5 11:30 o'clock. This collision caused, damage to a cnr, owned by J, D. Motsingpr of Corning, Ark., parked!" In front of the truck,, and a fourth car which was unidentified, crashed into the rear of the Wood' cnr aftei the collision occurred. Both the car and the truck were headed north,, as were the parked car and the unidentified car which sped on without stopping after grazing the Wood car to damage the rear. Mr. Wood, who was removed to Blytheville Hospital,, was resting .'ery well today. It.was necessary .o take a number of stitches to :lose a deeply cut chin nnd X-ray pictures were being made to determine extent of his chest injuries. Tlie Missouri men denied, at first, that they were the men' sought by officers but later,-after questioning admitted their Identity and said they left the scene and started walking "because we were scared. Arkansas — Cloudy, scat tcred showers tonight and Saturday, cooler in north portion tonight. Memphis and vicinity—Occasion al rains tonight jind Saturday Colder Saturday. American Jailed By Italians ATHENS; Greece, NOV. 22 (UP)—Greek Evzonc troops marched into fallen Koritza today. Athens went wild with joy at the news, proclaimed ay General John Metuxaa and word that Greek advances By United Press Italy admitted today/Jfie < first Axis setback in ^ lancl operations since the-start "of" j the war—loss to Greece of :| her south Albanian - baseJST Koritza—-and it was believed yvwiu • uiub 1,11 uctt jtuivuncen ivuiitisa.—ami ic was Delieveu ? close to the Adriatic are the Italian reverse broughV/| t'.nl'fij'it'fM'nmr f» anit/Yii/1 T4-«l!r.«^ nlrteov <i »in-nr ,~..,-;u..-Ti.«i~ /~iJtl~- /' threatening a second Italian base in Albania, the town oC Argirocastron. (Belgrade reported that Greek troops have taken a commanding mountain peak near Zvezdn, 15 miles north of Korltzu In an opening., thrust, toward an Italian rntd- Albanian base—the town of Po- grndec.) Meantime reports from the south- cm front said nn entire battalion of Italian infantry had 'surrendered with all arms and equipment.' The Greek entry into • Koritza, a southeast Albanian city of aome 20,000 'population, was made .this morning. Sturdy Evzones formations, who had wrested mountain peaks around the town from Italian hands, led the entry. The, town was taken over about 10 a. m. when a' delegation of civil authorities, headed by the Albanian mayor, emerged from the shell- battered town under a white flag and requested tha.t , Greek troops eriter. ; : The r delegation was escorted to Greekv field headquarters while the Evzones7marchecl Vtnto the --t<).wi> followed by several hundred gendarmes, and motorcycle^ police officers armed-' with sub-machine guns. They found many streets in the Moslem quarter of the town almost completely burned out by fires started by Greek shells and by evacuating Italians. town were said to have /greeted the Greeks with joy for many were near starvation. The news of the'Greek triumph was announced to cheering crowds in Athens by Metaxas himself, standing on the steps of Greek army general headquarters. Athens went wild. British and Greek nags flew high all over the ancient capital. Italian Version ROME, Nov. 22. (UP)—Italy announced in a communique today that her troops had abandoned Koritza, their main northern base on the Albanian-Greek war front days of furious fighting .which ranged from artillery duels to hand-to-hand combat with bayonets and trench knives, and sot up new defense lines west of the city. /The Italians were said to have met the Greek onslaught in shallow trenches, dug since the fighting started, whereas '.he Greeks operated from defense llneji constructed years ago. the two divisions withdrew unmo lested to a new .Hne west of Ko ritza, it was said. Italian air planes aided the withdrawal. It was pointed out tha,t the with drawal came while the whole Ital ^ ian offensive against Greece was .r^L" 1 ! V^J* being reorganized by the new com' ' mander, Gen: Ubaldo Soddu. closer a new major'Italo-Ger- maii offensive in the'eastern Mediterranean. v , , ; : >^y Italy .announced that'' Kor'itza 3 anchor of heV* ling at the"'souttr^ *1 east corner of Albania.^ had been evacuated after, 11 days of 'bloody* , flKhting in which, two Italian 'divisions- suffered. considerable losses: A Rome communique said the Greeks may have sustained, even heavier casualties in bayonet'and trench fighting for the cJty. • -sb> Twq Italian divUkms, approximately ' 30,000 troops, held the Ko- ritxa sector, Rome reported. They ] were evacuated to "defensive po^ sltlons" on a line 'west of Koritza.* The' Greeks Indicated, that another success may be < building ~up at the western end; of the frontal where the fighting' lines are clow to the Adriatic. • " ;•*$ Athens said that along the comst" Sparatan^ infantry had filtered be-' hind the Italian, position and cut the hfchwayXto their southwest ' base 'at Argirocastrotv^lS- mtteiij across- the *Albanian.-frontier and'^l IlintrillAU6h^nf'f>n»tn^Wxt,l. V*U- i_--»£l The-Greeks said Ihat'the Ital- H fans,/ realizing their 'communlcar tions were cut, were retreating <In something approaching a route; ; If, Argirocaatron fell ,to Greece -~the Italians would be stalled 'thorough^ ly at both ends of the line" on which they had hoped to. slash their way into Greece. should end for the time being dan r ger of a successful Italian thrust to Salonika from Albania, owever, London, and presumably the' Greek command, had. their fingers crossed because of twogU- ternatives that are open to -the Axis. . ' "V.- These are joint Italo-German operations through Yugoslavia^ open up a new front in Macedonia, just north of Salonika, and a possible German or German-Bulgarian drive across the Bulgarian border which probably would threaten Thrace and Turkish control of the Dardanelles as well as Salonika. , George Ehret, above, grandson of the New York brewer, was recently convicted .at a secret trial in Rome of violating Italian currency exchange .laws. Sentenced to six years in prison, fined 300,000 lira ($15,000), Ehret appealed to U. S. State Department to intercede in his behalf. 17-YearrOld Wile Wounds Self Critically ». ' • •« '"•-', Mrs. Louise Holland, 17r-year-old wife of Gwin Holland of Cooler, Mo., critically wounded herself Thursday afternoon. ., Brought to Walls Hospital here, she was removed to Memphis Baptist Hospital today. The bullet penetrated *^>ne lung to cause her condition to be very critical, It is <said. The young wife "is said to have shot herself In a suicide attempt which took place at the Holland home on. the Li. N. Jone$ farm, where they had lived since March. W^ll known in the Huffman "and Cooter communities where both have lived, no motive was advanced for her attempt to end her. life. She was accompanied to Memphis by Mr. Holland and her parents, who'live at Huffman. ; , Soldiers do not charge on the run. In actual fighting, most charges are made at a-walk. To Hold Rites Today For Mrs. L H. Lane TO HX)LD RITES—14 :i " OSCEOLA, Ark., Nov. 2L—Fu- neral ; services for Mrs. I. H. Lane, 56, who died Wednesday morning at her home on Coleman Lateral west of town will be' held from the Whitton Church Friday morning at 11 o'clock. -;^Services will be conducted by the Baptist pastor in the Whitton community. j " „ £' Mrs. Lane had been ill'for several weeks with a malaria condition.. She leaves her husband, L JL is, Herchel Lane and Burley Lane of Keiser, Raymond Lane, 'Bigelow, Ark., and Leslie Lane of Marlanna;' one daughter, Miss Zelma Lane of Keiser. ' > r '~ 'The Lanes have^ lived in the county about 10 years. :•;* Travis Funeral Home is in charge. No True Bill Found By Jonesboro Jury JONESBORO, Ark., -Nov. .22;— No true bills were returned by the grand jury which has been investigating alleged primary • election fraaUds. , v The jury submitted its report :;to Circuit Judge G. E. Keck here yesterday after a four-day session, it'reported that 70 s witnesses had been examined but •, said that, evidence was insufficient to warrant indictments. * •The jury made recommendations for cHanfc«! in the manner of i»u? ingv poll tax receipts. Prosecuting Attorney Bruce Ijry said th«t • investigation, of alleged election frauds at Lester would come up at the Lake City t«rm of court next week..v 1 .* X "'

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