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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, November 25, 1940
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOIW1 VOLUME XXXVII—NO. 215. Blytheville Daily News Blytheville Courier Mississippi Valley Leader •Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1940 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS AXIS DIPLOMATIC DRIVE HALTS ABRUPTLY * * : * *. * 9mm • • • • • • • . , * 9 , -•-» Gree& Troops filter Pogracfec As Italians Retreat Three Men Hurt, j ' ~* One Fatally, In Highway Crash «-. One man is dead and two others are injured as the result of a Highway 61 accident Sunday night near Holland, Mo., nine miles north of Blytheville. ' R. Everett Hudson, 45. of Win-*- — field, Mo., died at Walls Hospital at 8 o'clock, about two hours after his car had been struck: by a Kimbel line truck as it was turning a" Declines Review Of Decision Holding "Common Control" Law Invalid highway curve at BaiJey's Service Station and Cafe. Sam Jacobson, 49, of St. Louis, driver of the Hudson car, received I serious injuries to the head, a j fractured right arm and numerous lacerations and abrasions over the face and body. Pull extent of his injuries were not determined today noon pending completion of X-ray pictures. Bill Porter of Cape Girardeau, 32, driver of the Kimbel truck, received minor cuts and bruises but did not require hospitalization. The tragedy was a gruesome one. ,Mr. Hudson's right leg, completely severed from his body, was found later lying on the right side of the highway, and the left leg was so crushed that it was almost severed. His head was injured and several ribs fractured. Conscious after the accident, despite critical injuries, he was able to identify himself and companion and to give instructions for notifying relatives. He said that the northbound car slid off the slippery highway onto the shoulder and that Mr. Jacob- sbn','*in* attempting to steer it back. -onto the'.highway, lost control of Vl&g-. machine^to. ciuse; it'ip swerve across the highway. , The southbpund...truck driver.said that : he attempted "to drive off the pavement onto the shoulder in an effort to avoid striking the car but that it swerved into his machine as he was leaving the highway. The truck came to a stop across a ditch in a cotton field. This version was substantiated by Miss Lillie Mae Johnson, em- ploye of the Bailey Cafe, an eye witness,'.who said Mr. Hudson opened the door, as if to jump out of the car, when it swerved into the truck's path. Mr. Hudson, who made and sold flavoring extracts, had traveled in this territory for some time. The remains were, removed to Steele by. German Undertaking Company and a Winfield funeral home sent for them today. He is survived by his wife, two daughters and a son, all of Winfield, and his mother, who lives at Troy, Mo. Winfield is 50 miles northwest of St. Louis. The car was demolished, and the truck also damaged. Number Must Be Secured 'Thursday Or Quota Will Fail Unless 1500 Red Cross memberships are secured by Thanksgiving day, the Chickasawba district will have fallen short of its quota, Bernard Allen, Roll Call chairman, stated, today as he made a final appeal for volunteer workers and contributions. With a quota of 2500 for this district, it is felt thaT~the goal could easily have been reached if the business houses where lists have been left would forward their money and if individuals would realize the urgency of the present situation as faced by the Red Cross. Only 1,000 memberships have been secured here since the drive opened on Armistice in comparison with the Osceola. district ; which secured its entire quota in one day, "it was stated. • ...... ;- . Volunteer workers are especially necessary, Mr. Allen said. He asked that 'anyone^- who could work tomorrow call Miss Ruble, 170 or 369, in charge of the Woman's division; Percy Wright, in charge of the men's division, 4Q9,\ or the local Red Cross office at 263. WASHINGTON. Nov. 25. (UP)— The United States supreme court today refused to take up a Georgia supreme court decision holding un- j constitutional the so-called "com- j mon control" provisions of the ' state unemployment compensation law. Refusal of the court lo accept the case makes the Georgia higlr court decision final. At least 32 other states have laws similar to the Georgia statute. The court's action today, however, is not binding on the other states but it furnishes a srong precedent for the tribunals of those states. The Georgia unemployment compensation tax is applicable to firms employing eight or more persons. The common control section provides that if two or more companies under common ownership, direct or indirect, employ eight or more persons they are subject to the tax regardless of whether one or both individually employ less than eight. Heavy Ice Storm Isolates Texas Panhandle Today v ._•••• DALLAS, Tex., Nov. 25. (UP)—The Texas Panhandle, with its principal city, Amarillo, was isolated today by an ce storm which disrupted transportation and communication and cut off the city's Hvater and electric power. A light rain which had fallen since last mid-week nirned to ice over the wqek-end as temperatures dropped Livestock Forrest City Lawyer's License Is Suspended LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 25. (UP)— S. S: Hargraves, Forrest City attorney, .•charged with unprofessional conduct:, • ,toi?#- test.^unce^ practice law for five years!" '" The suspension' was ordered b> the Arkansas supreme court. It followed a .decision of the federa district court in • Helena in which Hargraves was alleged .to have caused' a negro to execute to him below fi freezing. The Ice coated* everything, it made highways impassable. It blocked rallroads.'i It snapped power and communication ines. . : Hundreds of telephone, telegraph nnd power linemen were sent into he area to repair the broken lines but neither telephone nor power J company officials hoped for ire- ^toration of service until late today. ; Meanwhile the only communication with Amarillo was throughUts amateur radio operators and their sending was limited by the power of,, the batteries on their small emergency sets. They told of wide -spread destruction—damage mounting into the thousands of dollars— caused bv tons of ice laid down In layers three and four inches thick over every exposed surface. Electric signs, canopies, trees and even windows were smashed. Debris littered some streets, according to the amateurs. An unidentified amateur caused nours of consternation by a report that many fires had broken out in the waterless city but the Amarillo News-Globe's short wave station categorically denied that there ''' County Gins 150,501 Bales Prior To Nov. 14 There were 150,501 bales of cotton, counting round as -half bales, ginned from the 1940 crop in Mississippi county prior to Nov. 14 compared with a total of 179;541 bales from the 1939 crop ginned to a similar date last year, Chester C. Danehower of Luxora, county census 1 bureau representative, announced today. To Learn "Way Around", Then Will Listen To lovernor German Capital Is Puzzled By Developments Thanksgiving Day Rites Will Be Held At First Baptist Church LITTLE ROCK. Nov. 25. (UP) — The third biennial legislative school of the University ol' Arkansas opened here today in the house chambers with veteran members n.s teachers nnd newly elected scna- i tors and representatives as students. . N The two-tiny school under direction of Dean J. S. Waterman and R. A. Leflnr of the university law :;chool will stress study of constitutional and statutory provisions on legislation and an analysis of revenue and finances. Tonight the legislators will attend a dinner at the Marlon Hotel at which Gov.-clect Homer Aclklns will be prinpical speaker. Mr. Adklns announced the appointment of former State Senator James L. ("Beck") Shaver of Wynne as his legislative secretary yesterday. Mr. Shaver served two torm> as a member of the state senate from '•the old Seventh District from 1031 through bhe 1937 sessions and was a member of the House, from Cross county from 1925 through 1029. He attended Hcndrlx College, Conway'. nnd Washington and l»ce University. Much could be accomplished, he ] a land mortgage to avoid possible added, if workers would report to I Payment of a fine, the Red Cross .office- tomorrow! "Since the matter of Margraves' unprofessional conduct 'has been morning at 9:30 o'clock and receive their assignments. decided by the federal district court we give merit to- that court's order and there shall be no appeal." Chief Justice Griffin Smith said. • • • • , . Lions Club Will Not Meet Tomorrow Noon Christmas Seal Sale Campaign Begins Today The thirty fourth annual Christmas Seal campaign against' tuberculosis was opened today by the Mississippi County Tuberculosis association and will continue through Christmas. Boy Scouts of Troop 32 became bill-posters Saturday by distributing and putting up posters and placards announcing the drive. The posters that are being used feature' ing with their annual Thanksgiving ! the Christmas Seal with three! custom, [children singing carols to the public, and carrying the iD40 plea of Members of the Lions' club who customarily meet on Tuesday at the Hotel Noble for lunch, will not meet 'tomorrow because of the joint luncheon of the civic clubs being planned . here for Wednesday. The Kiwanis, Rotary and Lions Clubs will have lunch together at the Hotel Noble Wednesday in keep- EAST ST. LOUTS. 111.. Nov. 25. the campaign. "Protect Your Home Tm_TTncrc- *)d ^Ort Of> CUVk calaKlo f ,-r,.., ...,-• .. (UP)—Hogs: '24,500—20.000 salable Top. 6.20 170-230 Ibs., 5.75-6.15 140-160 Ibs., 5.25-5.85 Bulk sows. 5.60-6.00 Cattle: 5,300—5,000 salable. Steers, 9.50-12.50 Slaughter steers, 6.50-13.75 Slaughter heifers, 6.00-12.25 Beef cows. 5.25-6.00 Cutters and low cutters, 3.75-5.00 If That Doesn't Stock Prices A T & T. Am Tobacco 16B 3-4 70 1-2 Anaconda Copper 27 1-4 Beth Steel 86 7-8 Chrysler 78 5-8 Cities Service 57-8 General Electric 33 1-8 General Motors 50 1-4 Int Harvester 55 Montgomery Ward 37 1-4 N Y Central 14.1-3 North Am Aviation 171-2 Packard 31-2 Phillips 39 Radio 5 Republic Steel 22 5-8 -Socony Vacuum 9 Studebaker 81-4 Standard Oil N J 34 1-8 Texas Corp 38 5-8 •U S Steel 69 5-8 Chicago Wheat open high low close Dec. 881-4 881-4 873-4 873-4 May 87 1-2 87 1-2 86 1-4 . 86 3-4 Dec. May Chicago Corn open high low close 623-4 623-4 611-2 617-8 623-4 623-4 611-2 617-8 from Tuberculosis." Mrs. Harry W. Haine.s, president! of the Parent-Teacher' association 1 of Junior-Senior high school, said! today that mothers and teachers i were pleased that children of school age appear on the 1940 Christmas eal. • . • Schools realize their role in the { health campaign-of the nation, and \ Parent-Teacher associations a r e i lad to foster the interest engendered in the classroom in healthful, hygienic living. "The happy, glowing faces on the hristmas Seal seem to say. 'Protect us from tuberculosis'.'' Mrs. Haines added. "We -can do our share by purchasing Seals, knowing that- the money we donate goes i toward' making the city a healthier I place for- our own choldren. i New York Cotton Dec. Jan. Mar. May July Oct. Prev. ' Open High Low Close Close' 1016 1020 1012 1012 1017 1012 1012 1007 1010 1014 . 1016 1022 1013 1013 1017 1012 1016 1006 1006? 1014 996 1003 994 994' 998 956 960 950 950 954 New Orleans Cotton Dec. •Tan. Mar. "May 'July Oct. Prev. Open High Low Close Close 1020 -1024 1018 1018 921 1008 1008 1008 1008 '1012 1020 1026 1018 1018 ' 1021 1016 1022 1013 1013 1014 ay The water supply ended when- reserves were exhausted at 4:30 p.m.' Sunday, 10 hours after 'a; .power line to the suburban pumping station had gone down. Resumption of water awaited restoration of; electric power. Private wells 'furnished water to hospitals and' for other emergency purposes. Railroads and busses were not operating...', through" the city and airliners were grounded. Busses and private automobiles in the city crawled "along the ice-coated pavement. The same rain which turned to ice and caused suffering in the Panhandle, plagued most of the rest of Texas. , It had rained incessantly, since Wednesday night or early Thursday throughout central. east, and southeast portions of the state and today at least four major rivers were overflowing. The Brazos,- Trinity. Colorado and Sabine rivers were spilling into their lowlands, fed by the 10 to 20 inches of rain which had fallen in the last 36 hours. In most of the area the rain continued today. Livestock and crop losses were high. The Nacogdoches county agent estimated that $35,000 worth cf cattle had been lost there and that similar losses had been sustained in surrounding counties. It appeared likely that total losses through the state would exceed 51,000,000. The rain and poor visibility caused highway accidents which claimed six -lives but no deaths directly attributable to the floods had been reported. Several farm families, marooned in their homes or as they sought to save stock, were rescued 10 miles south .of Hempstead. north of Houston, in the Brazos river lowlands. Four passengers in two cars narrowly escaped death or serious injury when their .automobiles plunged into a crevice formed when flood waters undermined a highway six miles southeast of Nava- -, As has been the custom for a number of years, the churches of the city will join Thursday in observing Thanksgiving by attending the annual Union service which this year is to be at the First Baptist, church, it will be at 10 o'clock. , .•._• The Rev. E. B.' Williams, pastor of the First Methodist churc, will deliver the sermon at this service which is presented under the auspices of the Ministerial Alliance of which the Rev. James A. Overholser, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, is president. A program is being worked out by the Rev. Alfred Carpenter, pastor of the Baptist church. Nai H. Brittain, educational director of the Baptist church, and the Rev. Mr. Williams. The Rev. Mr. Carpenter will preside over the service. Congregational singing is to be stressed at the informal service of thanksgiving. The Alliance pastors have stated that everyone Is invited to attend this interdenominational observance. Mr. Shaver Is one of the few men ever to practice law legally In Arkansas before he was; 21. An act of •,the ,,1.923 legislature authorized the'Supreme Court ~tp license .him to practice when he was 20. Five senators were'mentioned In legislative circles last night on the eve of the biennial legislative Institute as likely candidates for president pro tern of the 1941 state senate. They were Dr. W. H. Ablngton, Beebe; L. L. Mitchell, Prescott; Hendrix Rowell, Pine Bluff; Willis B. Smith, Texarkana, and George R. Steel, Nashville. , Dr. Ablngton and Mr. Smith were supporters of Mr. Adklns-* in the August primary. Informed sources said Senator Roy Milum of Harrison, president pro tern of the 1939 senate, likely would not be a candidate. ATHENS, Greece, Nov. 25 (UP)—Advance Greek scouting forces were reported today to have entered Pogra- dec, Italian base on the shore of Lake Ochrida, north of Koritza. A Greek source reported that the entry was made by cavalry units scouting the territory in advance of main Greek forces. Reports from these advance units were that the Italians had completely evacuated the town which was the base upon which the Fascist troops fell back when they gave up Kodtza. Pogradec is about 25 miles north of Koritza. Italian evacuation of the city would tend to confirm other reports from the front that the Italians are falling back to defense lines based on the Shkumb river, which roughly bisects Albania from west to east just south of Lei Basan, a mid-Albanian stronghold. The 29th Greek war communi- que said Moskopoli. 10 miles wes of Koritza, had been captured and that 1500 Italian prisoners had been''taken In mopping up operations around Koritza. (Radio Athens was heard a Sofia, broadcasting that severa villages, near Moskopoli,' had been captured, that the second defens 958 964 958 958 -960 257,000 weigh only one ounce, Since this incident happened on his first svisit to Hollywood, band leader Tommy Dorsey may have his own ideas' about why ycung men go. West. He's pictured getting a kiss of greeting from film star Dorothy Ln- mour when he arrived to play at new dance spot, Many highways through south- central Texas were blocked. Trains were delayed by roadbed washouts. Spared by the storms were west and southwest Texas, heart of the valuable citrus belt. Father Of Dyess Resident Succumbs DYESS, Ark., Nov. 23.—Funeral services were held at the Baptist church in Rector, Ark., Tuesday morning for J. .H. Gill, 72. who died Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lewis E. Smith. Mr. Gill's home was at Rector, but he had been living here with his daughter the past year. He is also survived by another daughter, Mrs. Ida Noble, Brooklyn, N. Y.. and a son, Jack Gill f 'of Los Angeles, Calif. To Hold First C. A. A. Course Class Tonight Dr. Ezra F. Baker, 71, Succumbs In Kentucky OSCEOLA, Ark., Nov. 25.—Oscs- ola relatives and friends received word Friday of the death of Dr. Ezra F. Baker, D. D., Ph. D., famous world traveler, educator, preacher and lecturer, who died at his home in Shepherdsvllle, Ky., near Louisville on Wednesday. Dr. Baker was 71 years of age j and the brother of Mrs. J. W. Maym , i hugh, and uncle of Mrs. A. E. Tea- The first class of the Civilian ] ford of this dty He ls remem . Aeronautics Authority course, de- j bcred b mnny in Qsceola from signed to give aviation training to j. h|s vlsit here several ycars ago at civilians who would enter the Army i which time he conducted n se ries By United Press ' Axis plans for a grandly, osc "new order" in Euro])e Hilled to a sharp and unexpected halt today, possibly because of.the drubbing given to Italy in her attemptftq "nvadc Greece. ~JC The procession of satellite states to Berlin suddenly ended and Nazi sources said that the current round- of diplomatic activity was over, ami that no more signatures to the trt-power pact were to be expected for the time being. *;'•• This caused great surprise lin the German capital where it had behind Koritza had. been . penetrat ed /and that the; Italians now would '•• have- to reforgnhize. behin a third" defense line!) Greeks were reported advancin along the whole front, but the activity was limited mainly to reconnaissance forays. The Greek strategy was to harass the Italian flanks, avoiding direct frontal attacks where Italians could • bring their motorized equipment Into play. Premeti, 15 miles Inside Albania on the central front, was still in Italian hands but Greek troops had passed it on two sides. One Greek detachment was said to have pushed past the town ol Furka, on the east bank of the Voyusa' river, 10 miles above Pre- meti. Another Greek column penetrated the Iskeria mountains and was reported approaching heights from where it could command Pre- meti with artillery, from the east. Reports from the Arbyrokastron sign on the dotted line by midweek. Today after first reporting that there would be a short* ctel&jr in Bulgaria's signature Nazi "quarters emerged with a statement that Bulgaria was not expected to sign with the Axis. - ^ Dispatches coming through ,the Moscow censorship said that for^, elgn observers there believed the Soviet Union had avoided any commitments to the Axis and thus presumably had failed to agree to] co-operate with any military move Into southeastern Europe in order to close a pincers on the Greeks. Moscow continued to hold an important key to expansion of the war in bhe Balkans although Nazis for the first time were beginning to threaten the Greeks'and indirectly hinting that sonie' move into ;-the southeast might.: be"" contemplated l in order to relieve the Italians retreating in Albania. Both Bulgaria and< Turkey • were expected to adjust their policy - to- ward''Axis military moves Into'the southeast In line with Russia's position. • Berlin offered no explanation of the chance in plans but angrily denied that events in the Balkans' such as the Greek advance into Albania and Turkey's bristling- de^ fense precautions, had affected-the situation. ^ Whatever'the reason, the parade of signatories to the Axis • had • halted with the adherence of Hungary, Rumania, and, Slovakia—all states which already had been firmly fixed wJthjn the Axis sphere. The only diplomatic arrival reported in Berlin was that of Dino Grandi, Italian minister of justice valley In the south indicated the and one-time Italian foreign min- Greeks were holding their posi- ister nnd ambassador to Great tions and that there was little activity. Frisco Switch Engine Derailed This Afternoon Air Corps when and if Uncle Sarn should need them, will be held tonight at City Hall. •• It is expected that at least 30 of lectures under the auspices of all the churches In town on Foreign Missions, the Philosophy of Religion, missionary problems and will enroll for the class of 72 hours : wor i(j conditions to be taught every night except Reared on a farm ln Butler Saturday and Sunday by Norman County< Ky>i QT. Baker was a F. Moore, instructor in ground work, before the top-ranking_ 10 of the class are selected for flying in-, An engine of the Frisco railroad ran off the track this afternoon while switching at Railroad and Ash streets about 1:30 o'clock. Spreading cf the track, due to wet weather, is believed to have caused the accident. The! only damage- was to the railroad ties. Another engine had to pull the engine back Into plae on the rails. of Missouri Valley College, Presbyterian College in Marshall, Mo., and the Theological Depart- structions to be taught by J. P. ment of Cumberland university, Holland. Y^iung men between ages of 19 Lebanon, Tenn. He spent five years as a graduate student in Columbia . a _„-. -- - . as a grauuate siuueni. in v_/oiumoiu and 26 years, in good physical con- ' University Qnd Unlon Theological dition and who want to know , Seminary> New Y ork. While a stu- aviation, are Invited to attend the , dent in Columbla , he was elected class, Mr. Moore said. i lo membership' In the American There is no cost except for text ! Assoclallon for the Advancement books. Oklahoma Man Held On Car Theft Charge William Turrentine, 23, of Pitcher, Okla., was arrested on a charge of grand larceny in connec^ tion with the theft of an automobile from off the streets of Blytheville several days ago. Arrested by State Police Eugene Dickinson, Constable Arch Lindsey, 'Police Chief E. A. Rice and Deputy Sheriff Raymond Bomar, he has confessed, they announced. He waived preliminary hearing in Municipal Court today and was held to Circuit Court. The car, which belonged to T. E. Norman of Memphis, was later found abandoned near Gosnell with the bag of personal belongings and an overcoat missing. of Science and later made a Fellow in the Association. He was Professor of Philosophy at Trinity University. Waxahatchie, Texas, and pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of that city. He and Mrs. Baker spent a year in study at the University of Berlin, Germany, and upon their return he was elected president of Waynesburg College. After severoi years as president of the school, he re- Workmen Entering Boston i Naval Yard Are Searched BOSTON, Nov. 25 (UP)—More than 4800 workmen were halted and searched when they reported, at Boston navy yard today as authorities sought to frustrate a,,purported scheme to smuggle "a time bomb or dynamite" Into the yard which is operating at top speed on national defense. . • So far as could be determined no infernal machine or explosive was found in the search of Vvorkers and their automobiles. Britain. He was received by Adolf Hitler but the purpose of his visit was not revealed. ; " r ;"(In Rome, the newspaper Voce dltalla had published a dispatch from Belgrade saying Jugoslavia and possibly Turkey soon would join the Axis, and that Jugoslavia's premier and foreign minister was expected to go to Berlin or Rome soon. The dispatch said that in signing up Hungary, Rumania and Slovakia, the - Axis powers now "control the Immense territory extending' from their borders to the Black Sea and they not only are able to protect the Danube from British'air, land and Sea attacks but also to defend the sea routes over which Rumanian and Buir garian ships go from Batum. to Odessa.") V "At Bucharest, the Tagblatt, official German organ, also had predicted that Bulgaria, Jugoslavia and Turkey would join the Axis powers -soon and that Bulgaria would sign first.) . ^" The semi-official foreign office organ, Diplomatic-Political Correspondence, denounced the speech of Greece's Premier John Metaxas in which he said that Greece was Fire Damage Slight fighting against with the totalitarian democracies powers. It said Metaxas' speech was "extraordinarily risky and perilous.", It was the .first comment by authorized Nazi quarters on the Greek war. It said "Metaxas thereby pro.- An explosion of a kerosene stove j daims himself ^ tool of Brl . caused slight.damage to the^apar,..- tain , £ war expansion policy . ment of Mr, and Mrs. J. Mell Brooks, Jr., in the Hill apartments, 411 West Walnut street, at 9:15 signed to BO on the lecture plat- Q , clock Saturday night . form. He made three trips around the world, visiting every important mission field and lecturing in the United States, Canada, Europe, Near East and Far East. His remains were brought to Marshall, Mo., Saturday for burial 5n the lot which he had purchased in his youth hear the college and town tat so largely influenced his life and to which he had given substantial aid through 'the years. WEATHER Arkansas—Cloudy, with mostly heavy rains tonight and Tuesday, slightly warmer in east and south portions tonight. Memphis and vicinity—Rain, heavy at intervals tonight- and Tuesday.. Warmer, lowest temperature tonight about 50, maximum Tuesday about 62. . Europe today stands against Engj land. Whoever desires to establish solidarity with England to the ultimate consequence, and is prepared to sacrifice the higher interest of their peoples' own living space in. favor of foreign goals', should not be surprised if history proceeds over the ruins resulting from their- own . guttt," to resume with the order of the day." c Projections; on" the South ican coast have complementary indentations on the African

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