The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 23, 1940 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, November 23, 1940
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOLUME XXXVII—NO. 214. BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1940 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS TURKS ON ALERT LGARIAN MOVE i _. ^^ ~ " * ' ! '* •* " •' •' * * • 9. • . , Greeks Continue Close On Retreating Italians Bombers Active Over England and Italian Points LONDON, Nov. 23. (UP) —The German aerial • blitzkrieg struck again with full fury all last night at a town in the western Midlands which recently had been subjected to a fierce pounding. (Nazi informants in Berlin said the attack was on Birmingham, the great steel and munitions center. They said the "entire city quarters as well as the factory areas were destroyed and gutted;" that the fires could be seen on the French coast, 175 miles away, and that the dive bombing tactics had been used for the first time there). It was believed that the Germans had used more planes in last night's raid than they ever had used in that area before. They converged on the town from all directions at 10-minute intervals for several hours, despite a terrific anti-aircraft barrage. ROME, Nov. 23. (UP) British, attacks from the ar on key Italian positions in north and east Africa and a new raid on the Italian Adriatic naval base at Ban" were described in a communique issued by Italian general h eadq uarters today. On the Albanian front. Italian forces which retreated from Koritza under heavy Greek attacks, have reached new positions, the com- munique said, and Italian airplanes yesterday concentrated on attacking the Greeks to cover the withdrawal. Protocol Signed BERLIN, Nov. 23. (UP)—Rumanian officials signed a protocol binding their country to the German- Italian-Japanese alliance today. The signing followed by three Damage was considerable and day * the si S na ture of Hungary to „». ^ i *.r f _ , •. _ 'n^i m ilflr ni*r\t nr»rVl r\ ns\fm^ \-*-< ™ *-K,-» a similar protocol accepting the place assigned to her in the "new European order" of the Axis powers. Although Hungary the protocol signed made no mention casualties were feared to have been heavy, although there was no indication that the town was "conven- trated"—a reference to the raid on conventry that has cobe to mean annihilation—because the town attacked last night is much larger than Coventry and would take more time to destroy. (Coventry had 180,000 inhabitants; Birmingham has 1.000.000.) ". Following the technique of the Coventry attack, last night's raid- ci"5L_ a.k'_jirst u --dropped incendiary bombs, starting fires to feuide"' later waves of planes to the target. Then came hundreds of high explosive bombs. A church and two convents were among- the buildings damaged. There .was widespread damage to. the residential districts. A damaged, has been mostly demobilized, hospital was being evacuated. The anti-aircraft guns kept up a continuous screen of fire, driving the raiders too high for accurate bombing. The worst part of the attack came early in the night. It gradually eased off and became in- of termittent a few hours before dawn. military aid, Nazi informants said later that it bound Hungary to 'take up arms for the Axis po\vers if any other nation "such as the United States" joined the war on Great Britain's side. The protocols, however, apparently \ did not make the Balkan countries full .fledged ..'partners!. 1 -in "the'three-power alliance signed at Berlin Sept. 27. The protocol with Rumania had little strategic significance since German '"troops already occupy Rumania and the Rumanian army Reed Children Burned When Pot Is Overturned Ancil. 11-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Neill Reed, was seriously Nearby areas also we're bombed,' burned - an d his brother, Philip, 14, one town rather heavily. Incendiary bombs hit a school in another town. There were two casualties when a bomb fell in a park at another town. London had one of its quietest nights in weeks but did not escape entirely. A bomb demolished a shon adjacent to a movie theater here and it was feared that there were some casualties in damaged homes. Raiders were reported over the south coast, the southwest, northwest and northeast areas. Two bombs fell at Liverpool, damaging working class homes and shops, killing two saDors and in-, judng five persons. There was an alarm after daylight in London but it passed without incident. An air ministry - home security ministry communique said the main attack was on the west midlands town and that "in this area many . fires were cause'd but they were all brought under control, thanks to the splendid work of the fire services." less seriously injured, when a pot of boiling pear preserves overturned on their legs' Wednesday night at the Reed family residence. Ancil.-who will be confined to his bed for some time, has burns on his right leg and both ankles and Philip, who is able to be up, has burns on his ankles. It was one of those peculiar accidents which sometimes occur in a home. The two boys were att- tempting to open the refrigerator door when Ancil fell and Philip tried to keep him from falling on the nearby kettle. Besides the large amount of preserves which overturned, a quantity of dishes, bottles of milk and other articles fell to the floor along with the two boys. Religion Follows National Defense Placing Phone Cables In Underground Conduits pavement on several streets this week is for the new underground cable being laid by the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company to replace the unsightly • aerial cable across two downtown streets. When the overhead cables are removed from across Main street on Second and Fourth streets, there will be no more telephone wires crossing Main stret in the principal section of the business district. It will take about a month's time to complete the work. In addition to clearing two Main street intersections and other streets of some overhead wires, the underground cable will make more dependable service because of its beitig more nearly weatherproof, according to Jack Brooks, local manager. From 10 to 30 local men are employed on the project which is being done by contract. The work has no special bearing on the proposed conversion to diel service here, upon which work will start when and if the State Department of Public Utilities approves the proposal, Where U. S. Bank Received Nazi "Deposit" This is the London branch of the National City of New York after a Nazi "deposit" arrived. Bomb caused the withdrawal of most of the bank's walls. Carrying on, despite the damage, arc Truest D'xon, left, assistant manager; Ben Pinch, Jr., an accountant; and D. Joseph Palmer, branch manager. Thieves Make Haul At Osceola Drug Store OSCEOLA, Ark. r Nov. 22.-^Sheriff's deputies are looking for the thieves who robbed the Massengill Drug Company here Wednesday night and were preparing to enter the Guy Bryant Grocery Company next door,_.*«.,..,_ Seven watches and six dollars in cash from the cash drawer were secured from the drug company. Officers believe the job was the work of two persons who removed a pane from the skylight of the store and let themselves down on a rope. They left by the back door. A 2 by 6 inch, 18 foot plank was found on the roof of the store over the opening. A section from a similar size and type ofskylight of •the Bryant Grocery store was partially removed. The thieves are thought to have been frightened away before entering the latter place of business. Mr. Massengill was at a loss to know why the burglars took only seven watches when there were many more in the same case. When the Lutheran Church recently decided to open a mission at Sitka, Alaska, the churchless northern town where Uncle Sam is establishing huge air and submarine bases, it naturally selected Rev. Hugh Dowler, above, to open the mission. Life may be rough in this frontier town, but Rev. Dowler can take it. He was welterweight boxing champion of Wyoming before . deciding to. become a minister, Negro Pedestrian Is Killed On Highway 61 R. B. Love. 30. negro of Weir, Miss., died Friday of injuries received when struck by a car driven by Herbert Ketchum, of Steele, Mo., Thursday midnight. The negro 1 is said to have been drinking as he was walking along the center of Highway 61 near Steele. / The driver said that the fog prevented his seeing the pedestrian until he had struck him. Both legs were 'broken and his head crushed to cause his death. First Hairy School Wisconsin is the home of the first dairy school in the United States. The school is now located on the campus of the Uni- versitv of Wisconsin. Dr. D. F. Showalter To Speak Monday Night Dr. D. F. Showalter. dean v of Arkansas State College at Jonesboro. will be here Monday night at 7:30 o'clock to meet at the courthouse with a group of teachers who are interested in extenaon classes. \...:£, Each year, a member of'" T 'ch'e faculty of State college, conducts one or two such courses in the county. Pull credit is granted for the course. Teachers interested are asked to attend the Monday night meeting in order to select a course and decide upon days to meet for the class work. Henry W. Ladd, 40, Of Holland Dies Thursday Dyess Youth Will Be Sent To Guantanamo Bay Robert Lee Mulford, of Dyess, enlisted in the Marine Corps at ] Memphis yesterday and will be sent to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 'along with a newly-organized provisional company. An unusually large number of youths from Dyess, the federal government rehabilitation project Henry Willard Ladd of Holland for 40 years a resident of Southeast Missouri, died Thursday afternoon at Blytheville Hospital. He was GG. In ill health for some time, his condition did not become serious until 'Several days' ago and he ,\va brought to the hospital Wednesday. Bom in Connersville, Ind., he grew up there and later also lived in Mississippi and West Tennessee before he went to Kennet, Mo., in 1900. For a number of years he was an engineer for the Frisco railroad but later took up fanning and tim- I bering, two businesses he had continued until recently. Funeral services will be helc Sunday afternoon, 2 o'clock, at the Holland Church of Christ by the Rev. Thomas E. Whitfleld. pastor community Mississippi located County, in Southwest are enlisting in the services of Uncle Sam with more than 10 already joined. Practiced on Wood Young men practiced the art of carving on wooden models of game and poultry under the supervision of a carving master to the accompaniment of music, in ancient Rome. Burial will be in the Upper Cootei Cemetery. He is survived by his wife. Mrs Gertie Ladd; three sons. Richard Ladd, who livess at home; Ruben C. Ladd of Springville, Miss., and Glenn Ladd of Blytheville; three daughters, Joenell Ladd, who HvecJ at home; Mrs. Clarence Utley of Holland, and Mrs. Felix Carney of Blytheville; two brothers, J. A I Ladd of Springville, Miss., and Marion Ladd of Connersville, Ind.. and a sister, Mrs. H. O. Skipper of Memphis. German Undertaking Company i, in charge. Christmas Went To Her Head New Orleans Cotton Dec. Jan. Mar. 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Dies said he had been informed luil Germany officially was amused at his recently issued "white pupor," but the uUitudc belied concern. "It Isn't a laughing job," he declared. He said thnl his agents had raided the offices of one organization and found orders from high Nazi officials to the German consulate in this country to have him investigated. Die's arrived here yesterday for a "few days rest." He said he would leave next week Tor New Orleans to begin a nationwide tour, continuing: his investigation of alleged Nav.l. Fascist and 'Communist propaganda desscmina- tion and activities. "We have better Information to 'work with now than ever before," he saicl. "We have the names of all persons In this country involved In Communist, Nazi, and Fascist activities who are employed by 'American -Industry. I Intend to tnke jndustry-'-by Industry and publish the nnmcs of alf em cloves w^Tl Communist, Nazi ancl Fascist affiliation, beslnnint* about Jan. 1." Dies said he hoped to force pov- crmnent action and the dismissal of foreign agents by their emnloyers. "I hope to force action by the 'government and bv industrial management to i?et rid of these workers," he said. "It will be a showdown on whether men and women susnectcd of subversive activities shall be permitted to work in/Industries vital to our national defense." In addition to name.s of foreign agents. Dies said, he would have their records and their relation to "foreign ideologies." He said that in a few days Tin would have "certain information regarding the Vultec airplane factory strike in California. "I have ordered investigators of the committee to check Into renorts that certain Communists have been German Backed Bulgarian Thrust Seems Probable ATHENS, Greece, Nov. 23 (UP) — Greek troops routed almost seven Italian divisions (105,000 men) in capturing the Koritxa sector and seized enough guns, ammunition and vehicles to equip two di- vsons, reports front said today. The lighting on from the this northern front was moving toward the Ju- goslav border. A large section of Uic Italian force routed from Its Korllwi base had moved to Po- gnulec, 25 miles north on Luke Ochrida, which forms a section of the Albanian-Jugoslav border, and the Greeks were driving that direction in pursuit. (Ozen Popovitca, stag- correspondent United Press at Belgrade went yesterday to Sveti Naum, a border town between Lakes Och- rlda and Prcspti, txnd watched British planes bomb Pogradec. He said that the raiders returned foui times to dump bombs on Pogradec and nearby towns and that no Italian fighter planes ever appeared. He said he saw Albanians sniping at Italian troops retreat- incr ut> the Koritza-Ppgrndec road-. While the Greek northern forces were mopping up around Koritza, the southern nrmv was -pushing into Albania and threatening to cut off the Italians from their, coastal supply base. Porto Edda, .As they .approached tht. Arbyrocastron plains, however, the Greeks'' were advancing more cautiously, to prevent falling into traps or meeting massed formations of Italian mechanized units, which had been ISTANBUL, Turkey, -Nov. 23. (UP)— Turks -were on .the. alert today for signs that Bulgaria, encouraged or aided by the Axis powers, in- ' tended to attack Greece arid throw the southeast corner of Europe into a war* that would involve Turkey immediately. All of European Turkey and a corner of Asiatic Turkey, indudirig the Istanbul district as far as Izmet, were put under martial law last night. The Asiatic 70ne involved extends back from the Bosph'orus, the outlet of the Black Sea and presumably the first goal of any German troops striking through Bulgaria. . The commander of ' the gendarmerie All Riza, was charged with the enforcement of martial which was ordered after a country to the east. The victory at Koritza, from where the Italians launched their drive for Salonika, eastern Greek was growing in scope as reports of captures cams active said. in the Vultcc strike," rre This isn't a convenient way to carry home your Christmas shopping, but the latest thing in hats. Honor bright, Milgrim designed it of Christmas gift boxes tied with bright red holiday ribbon. It's certainly bringing Christmas wrapping problems to a head. Negro Accused In Theft Of Soybeans At Driver OSCEOLA, Ark.. Nov. 22.—Reuben Duke, 30-year-old negro, is being held in Osceola jail charged with grand larceny in the theft of 27 sacks of soybeans from the Lowrancc Brothers Company at Driver Thursday night. Nov. 14. Duke, who was employed on the Lowrance plantation, allegedly stole the beans from the field where they had been threshed and sacked and left lying in the field late in the afternoon. On the next day he is said to have carried the beans to Wilson and sold them to the Lee Wilson soybean mill. The management, suspecting theft, bought them but instructed him to return a week later for his money. Upon his return for his pay yesterday morning, company officials notified Sheriff Hale Jackson's of- fiice here and in the meantime called Garland Trammell, manager of the Wilson service station next door who often serves in law- enforcement capacity, to detain the negro. The negro resisted and twice broke away from Trammell and made his way to the Lowrancc place two miles north of Wilson where he was arrested by Deputy Leo Schrieck and Trammell a few minutes later. Duke was arrested here about a year ago in connection with the theft of scrap iron but was only fined. Officers are investigating further on the assumption that he is also wanted elsewhere. Day Begins Here East Cane, the easternmost extremity of Siberia, is the point where each day becrins before it begins at any other place on earth, through an agreement of scientists and astronomers. Record Short I errr, For Congressman? port, new from that area. It was reported that the Italians had attempted to destroy the immense stores of gasoline, and munitions assembled there before retreating, but the Greeks arrived in time to seize most of them. A communique said the booty at Koritza had not been sorted yet but that material captured to date along the front included 80 light and heavy puns, 55 antitank guns, 300 light and heavy machine guns, 20 tanks, 250 lorries and .1,500 motorcycles and bicycles. (Reports at Ohrid, Jugoslav border town, said that in the final phnse of the Koritza campaign alone, the Greeks had captured 19 Italian officers and 400 soldiers; 80 tanks, 30 trucks, seven heavy guns, 28 machine guns and vast stores of ammunition. Ohrid also reported that hundreds of Albanian rebels marched with the Greeks Into Koritza and that the city had fallen after a bayonet battle with the Italian rear guard, covering the retreat. Another Ohrid report said 500 Italians had been killed and 1,000 wounded in the rearguard action at Koritza. Greek losses were given as 280 killed; 400 wounded.- A communique today said: "Koritza was defended by the following forces: divisions of the Ninth Alpini from Triest; the 19th Venezla; the 29th Piedmonte; the 49th Parma; the 53rd Aretso; an ! independent Tamori battalion; an f independent Tarabush battalion; ; battalions of the 109th and 166th ' blackshirts; the fourth regiment of the Bersaglieri of which Benito Mussolini is honorary colonel)' and the 101st battalion of position, also many batteries of heavy artillery and a large number of tanks." There were church services and street demonstrations in every town and village in Greece to celebrate the Koritza victory. Gen. Alexander Papagos. chief of staff, in his order of the day to the army, said: "Don't forget our motto: 'Forward. Always forward' until we have thrown the terrified enemy into the sea." There were 30,615.087 motor vehicles registered in the U. S. during 1939. Representative William E. Burney. above, of Colorado, elected to fulfill the unexpired term of the late Rep. John A. Martin, •was slated for what appeared to be the shortest term in Congress ever served. He was scheduled to be sworn in on November 19, the day congressional leaders predicted adjournment. law, cabinet meeting. The return to Ankara yesterday of the German ambassador, Franz Von Paperi," "after a visit in Berlin and a stop-over at Sofia, Bulgaria, on his way back, heightened the tension. It had been believed that Adolf Hitler would send word back by Papen as to what part he expected Turkey to play in . the current diplomatic drive into southeast Europe by the Axis powers. Papen declined to. say whether he had brought any word. .He said:, "Diplomats always have proposals to make but i 'cannot tell you s'ecrets." The parade of Balkan .country officials to Germany to line up in the Axis powers' "new European order," wag another factor draw- Ing close attention here. A third reason for anxiety was the Greek victory over Italians at Koritzn. The Ankara radio praised the Greek victory last night but the broadcaster said, "the Italians no longer will be. able to ; resist alone." The influence was that Germany would have to go to Italy's aid. Turkish newspapers continued "to warn Bulgaria to stay out of the Greek war. New York Cotton Dec. Jan. Mar. May July Oct. prev. open high low close close 1020 1021 1011 1017 1015 1014 1014 1010 1014 1012 1019 1019 1013 1017 1017 1015 1015 1008 1014 1010 1002 1002 995 998 997 960 960 953 958 959 County School Officials Hear Miss^Hardy Talk "Pupil Accounting" discussed by- Miss Rosa M. Hardy, principal- of the city high school, and appointment of committees by W. W. Fowler of Manila, made up the. program and business 'session of the Mississippi County Superintendents and Principals meeting conducted here Thursday night. • Miss Hardy .quoted figures giving enrollment, average number belonging and average daily attendance in each high school in the county. She then led a round table discussion on tardies, absents and permanent birth records. Joe Evrard played two accordion solos. The following committees were appointed: Program—Miss Winnie Virgil Turner, J. O. Hobgood of Armorel, J. H. Mullins of DeFl; Legislative-^Roy Dawson of Osce- oa, W. D. McClurkin of Blytheville, Carl Byrd of Wilson; Athletic-7- T. D. Wilkins of Luxora, Omer Spurlock of Blackwater, Johnny Burnette of Shawnee. Announcement was .made that meetings for the remainder of the school year would be held in the following towns: December, Luxora; January, Manila; February. Osceola; March, Wilson; April, Burdette; May, Joiner. ]' High school home economic students served dinner to the group under the direction of Mrs. Freeman Robinson. Miniature turkeys as favors and a horn of plenty .in the center of the table emphasized the Thanksgiving motif. Representatives from the following schools were present: Osceola, Luxora, Blytheville, Armorel, Manila. Whitton, Dell, Wilson, Keiser, and Burdette. WEATHER Arkansas—Cloudy, rain in. east and extreme south portions, considerably colder tonight, 'Sunday partly cloudy, preceded' by rain in extreme east portion and coidef; Memphis and vicinity — Cloudy tonight and Sunday, with rain tonight, somewhat colder 'tonight,' lowest temperature 54, colder Sunday with highest temperature 54,

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