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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOLUME XXXVII—NO. 216. Blytheville Daily News Blylheville Courier Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald BJjYTHEVILLE, -ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1940 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS RUSSIA'S'HAND'SEEN IN AXIS DELAY Walter-Logan Bill Passes;BritishAid, Strike Studied F.IKSMTEI VIOLATIN G Four Hart, One Critically; Jail Driver Of One Auto WASHINGTON, Nov. 26. (UP)—The senate today passed 27 to 25 the controversial Walter-Logan bill, which gives federal courts WASHINGTON, Nov. 2G. (UP)—Chairman Hatton W. Sumners (Dem., Miss.), of the house judiciary committee announced after a meet- Two Doctors, Two Drug Store Lmployes Draw Prison Terms power to veto the rules and ing of the group today that he had asked Attorney General Robert H. Jackson whether regulations of quasi-judicial agencies such as the National Labor Relations Board. The unexpected action on the house approved measure which Senate Democratic Leader Alben W. Barkley had indicated would be •vetoed by President Roosevelt came less than an hour after the chamber began actual debate on the bill. Barkley and other administration spokesmen had blocked its consideration for some time despite its overwhelming approval by the lower chamber. The senate voted only Monday to take up the measure. The senate's action sends the bill to conference with the house whose version differs in several slight respects. Barkley hinted that Mr. Roose- JONESBORO, Ark,, Nov. 2G.— A campaign by government operatives to stamp out the narcotic traffic in Arkansas culminated in the meting out of the sentences Lo several additional legislation is necessary | defendants in federal court here to prevent strikes in national de-i yesterday. fen.se industries. ! Judge Thomas C. Trimble imposed heavy prison sentences upon several defendants and sent several to the federal narcotics hospital ni Fort Worth. Tex. Previously Judge Trimble had sentenced, a number, of narcotic law violators in federal court at Little Rock. Dr. Vernon R. Fox: of Leachville entered a plea of guilty to three charges of selling morphine. He vas sentenced to two years in the To Study Strike Problem WASHINGTON, Nov. 26. (UP) — President Roosevelt today summoned 'the secretaries of war and navy. Attorney General Robert H. Jackson and Defense Commissioner Sidney Hillman to confer with him on the strikes at the Vultee Aircraft company and other labor troubles in the national defense program. Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson, - Secretary of Navy Frank Knox, Hillman and Jackson will come to the White House at two p. m. Mr. Roosevelt arranged his schedule to leave a full two hours velt would veto the measure on the grounds that it would hamstring °P en for the meeting. ,, .. - , The* ^nnfpronfp turns the operation of many important federal agencies, particularly -the -Securities and Exchange Commission and the NLRB. An apparent willingness to end discussion of the bill was demonstrated by Barkley although it was indicated only 24 hours ago that the measure would be the subject of an exhaustive debate throughout the rest of the week. British Aid Topic : WASHINGTON, Nov. 26. (UP).— Chairman'Walter- K George- of the "senate 'foreign; relations committee said after a conference with President Roosevelt today that his group tomorrow will take up two proposals bearing on U. S. financial aid to Great Britain but he made it clear that there is little chance of action at this session of congress. George said the committee would i take up both the King resolution I for repeal of the Johnson act and ; neutrality act bans on loans and credits' to ^Britain and the Nye counter proposal for a formal senatorial inquiry into the extent of British empire financial resources, in. the United States. George, who succeeded the late Senator Key Pittman. as chairman of the foreign: relations commi.\5e. The conference 'was announced by White House Secretary Stephen Early! who did not mention the Vultee strike by name but he made it clear that the whole labor-defense picture would be studied thereby including the Vultee situation. "The purpose of the conference is to. discuss labor in relation to national defense industrial difficulties, strikes, etc." Early said. An.- hour earlier Mr. Roosevel will have lunch with Bernard Ba ruchi. -New York financier, who^ in 1917-H8 'headed ; the" war Industrie board. This conference may toucl upon labor difficulties in the de fense program in view of Baruch's experience in the first World War. A Thanksgiving visit to relatives near Blytheville turned into a tragedy last night when four Georgia tourists were Injured,-one critically, by an alleged hit-and-run: car in a Highway 61 accident 11 miles south of Blytheville. 5 W. H. Garner, 69, is in ft, critical condition at Blytheville Hospital; his brother-in-law, VV. A. Marks, (52, is a patient at the .same hospital because of serious injuries, and Mrs. Marks and daughter, Mrs. Alma Morris are able to be up today although they were cut and bruised. All live at Rockmart, Ga,. R. C. Tucker, 27, oi Dell, is held in the county jail at Osceola on charges of driving a car while under the influence of liquor and leaving the scene of an accident after having been arrested in Blytheville later last night by State Police Eddie B. David and Eugene Dickinson. If Mr. Garner dies the charge will be changed to that of manslaughter. Tucker has admitted, according to Deputy Sheriff Herman Spicer of Luxora, that he was driver of the car which crashed into the _. - . illAV V U-* " * ** W* * «^A L4-W. *1_ VA •»» *V w-- — ederal penitentiary on each ot two u automobile as it was parked trx\1>1ri« fl-\/\ r*i\Ti-\ fri»-\/ F *An#-i-*».ii»- t yi/-.»-\ *•* Blytheville Senator Named On Important Legislative Committee LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 26. (UP) — paid his first call on the president i Lt - Gov - Bob Eailev and Speaker in his new capacity. He said that Designate Means Wilkinson today the question of further aid to Brit- | announced the personnel of the am in the form of financial credits ! senate and house pre-session bud- left on the White House doorstep S et committee and bond refunding by British Ambassador Lord Lo- counts, the sentences to run concurrently, and on the third was slaced on probation for five years, following the expiration of his prison term. His narcotics /license was also revoked. Robert Lee Eblen and Joe Curtis larrett. charged with selling morphine through a Leachville drug store, on prescriptions provided by Dr. Fox, were sentenced to two years each in the federal penitentiary. One count against each of them was dismissed. Court attaches announced that Dr ; W. P. Hutchins of Manila, also charged with selling morphine, had agreed to enter a plea of guilty before Judge Trimble at Little Rock next week. Ernest Clark of Paragould entered a plea of guilty to selling, mor-, phine and,.was.^sentenced -to two years on the narcotics farm at Port Worth. Dr. James E. Hawkins of Cara- vay also entered pleas of guilty to ive charges of writing prescriptions or the illegal sale of morphine. He vas sentenced to three years, on he narcotics farm and his nar- :otics license was revoked. Edker Dunkin of Blytheville 'en- ered pleas of guilty to two charges of forging *an endorsement on a postal money 'order and cashing it. :Te was placed, in probation for three years. Eddie Lee^ Cbpeland of -near Osceola, pleaded guilty on three liquor counts and was placed on probation for three years. Cleveland Cotton, negro, wa: placed on probation for two years when he admitted stealing a quantity of wire in Mississippi County. while the two Georgia men were examining a flat tire. Tucker, accompanied by James Wilson, 31, and C. P. Smith, 22. both of Hightower, admitted .jump- from the car and running through-the darkness across a cotton field to make their get-away after their car had rammed into the other machine. Wilson and Smith, who gave mg themselves up this morning, were fined in Magistrate Richard Thomas' court ul Luxora today drunkenness charges. Wilson ceived cuts on his fnce in I ho uccl- clent. The crash occurred ubout 7:UO o'clock as the Georgia visitors had almost reached their destination. They had planned to visit D. R. Garner und family, at Armorel, and' Moses King and family, of near Armorel, all of whom arc relatives. The two men were examining the 'tire when they saw the northbound car approaching from the rear. They waved their flashlight frantically, according to te women, who said the on-coming car drove Into their machine before the men could escape from Its path. Unconscious since the accident. Mr. Garner has a head injury which is expected to prove a fractured skull when X-ray pictures are completed, a leg is fractured, there are internal Injuries and a hand is badly cut. A transfusion was given this morning-. Mr. Marks has an Injury to his back, extent of which has not been determined, a leg is injured and his lip badly cut. The two women said they saw the three men jump from the car, after the driver was unable to dislodge it from the wreckage, and that they all then ran without offering any assistance. A passerby summoned aid and Governor Elecl Explains Chief Provisions Of His Proposal LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Nov. 20.— Members oi the legislature, meeting sit Hotel Marion lust night to hear Gov.-elect Homer M. Adklns explain his plan to refund the state's $137,000.000 highway debt, greeted the measure with prolonged applause for most of its major features. Mr. Adkins laid his program before about 100 legislators and delegates lo the Arkansas Assessors' Association convention In progress here. It provides: 1. No celling on Interest rales. 2. Refunding of all bonds at one time or In "piecemeal." 3. Callable bonds, at a possible premium up to 102. 4. Release $2.500,000 annually foi new road construction and other highway purposes after the refunding is completed. 5. Dedication of nil highway revenues, except 25 per cent for maintenance and the annual $2,500.000 construction item, to deb service and retirement of bond, before maturity. Soviet Envoy At Sofia For Talks; Greeks Roll On Hy Press' they were removed to the hospital G - Public salc uncler senlcd in an ambulance. j 7. No premium for holders of non thian was not discussed. committee. . nouse bud S eL and bond .. .. ... .... I funding committees are composed Prior o his meeting with Mr. f ln j men eacn: The senat e bud- Roosevelt George conferred with and refundi committees are Secretary of State Cordell Hull a , J fid of six and seven men re _ long time friend. He reported that | npc t ivelv he found himself "in general agree- | ' P^ ment with the president and the i House bud t commlttce _ R . w state department on international chairman; Dr. W. B HF.fL.PlEI! " ; ,, - £*1^ ' Delegates -Roar Appeal uf Resolution ^Demanding Government Set Pace IE; iK Tnnn WW | W h» I I I Former Legislator^Gamed Prominence As Outstanding Criminal Lawyer Everett Edward Alexander, former state senator ami renrosenta- CONVENTION HALL, NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 26. (UP)—A. F. of L. delegates today stripped the executive council of power to punish unions except for dual activity and ^ 0 " rn inpr" at Blytheville Hosnlta 1 approved a report demanding .that tive and long-time at- tornev, died at. 12:09 o'clock this Chicago Corn Dec. May open 62 62 high 627-8 655-8 low '62 61 1-4 close 62 3-4 62 3-8 16,000 Miles On Horseback policy. In respoase to questions George said the "Nye and King resolutions will be reached in routine order tomorrow and given direction." indicating that they would be re- Hardy. Floyd Barham. Fred Mahle, Eugene Vinson, Forrest Rozaell, R. H. Wright. Merl Smith and Dean Baker. House refunding committee—Roland Lindsay, chairman; Elie Leflar, ferred to appropriate sub-commit- John cloer Dave p arta in. Eric tees for study and reports. - j caviness, E. G. Ward, Ed Gordon, i ~~~~ { John Sullivan and Byron Goodson., Senate budget committee—Willis i Smith, chairman; Dr. W. H. Abing- j ton r Maupin Cummings, Joe Shep- j perd, Jim Gooch. Gene Baker, Ivy W. Crawford (of Blytheville). ^ Senate refunding committee—R. Stock Prices A. T. & T ................. 166 3-4 Am. Tobacco ............. 70 1-8 Anaconda Copper ......... 27 1-8 Beth. Steel .............. . 86 3-4 Chrysler Cities Service 77 1-4 57-8 S. Gordon, chairman; T. S. Lovett, Willis Smith. Jeff Bratton, Joe O. E. Beck Jr.. and Ed Dillon. Coca Cola ................ 108 1-2 Gen'I Elect ................ 33 1-8 i Gen'l Motors ............. 49 7-8 Int. Harvester ............ 55 N. Y. Central ............ 14 1-8 Mont. Ward .............. 38 North Am. Aviation ...... 175-8 Packard ................... 31-2 Phillips ................... 39 1-4 Radio ..................... 5 Republic Steel ............ 22 5-8 Socony Vac .............. 8 7-8 Studebaker ............... 81-8 Std. of N. J ............... 34 5-8 Texas Corp ............... 38 3-4 U. S. Steel ................ 69 New York Cotton Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS, 111., Nov. 26 — (UP)_Hogs: 17,000—15,000 salable. Top, 6.20 170-230 Ibs., 5.75-6.15 140-160 Ibs., 5.25-5.85 ^ Bulk sows, 5.50-6.00 Cattle:-4,700—4,500 salable. Slaughter steers, 6.50-13.75 .. Slaughter heifers, 6.00-12.25 Beef cows, 5.25-6,00 j Dec. Cutters and low cutters, 4,00-5,00 I May Dec. Jan. Mar. May- July Oct. prev. open high low close close 1012 1016 1013 1014 1012 1008 1011 1006 1011 1010 1014 1016 1013 1016 1013 1006 1009 1005 1006 1006 . 994 994 989 989 994 . 948 948 941 941 950 New Orleans Cotton Dec. Jan. Mar. May July Oct. prev. open high low close close 1019 1020 1018 1019 1018 1008 1010 1008 1010 1008 1019 1922 1018 1022 1014 the labor movement,be kept clean. Swinging into high gear the convention roared .its approval of the first proposal:to come from the resolutions committee which called on the government to; set the pace for higher wages during the national defense emergency. The measure recommended that A. P. of L. leaders confer with government officials to have set aside a schedule of wages filed by* the naval wage review board for skilled workers in navy yards. John P. Frey, head of the metal trades department assured the con- that the fight would be carried to President 'Roosevelt if necessary. Later William Green, head of the A. F. of L. T told delegates that Roosevelt probably would veto legislation threatening destruction of the fundamental Wagner labor act. interest bearing "B" bonds. road district aftfir a brief illness. HP. was 59. Funeral services will be held Wprfnesday morning. 10 o'clock, at Cobb Funeral Home by the Rev. Alfred CnrnenterV":"pastor of First Baotist Church. Act ive : pallbearers will be: Zal B. Harrison, Alvin Huffman. Arthur Rushins:, Claude F. Coouer, V. G. Holland and Arch Ltndsev. Honorarv pallbearers will be: Wils Davis and Snm Cos ton of Mem- ohis. D. Fred Tnylor. Sr.. J. T. Coston and Dwieht, H. Blnc^wood of Osceoln. T. J. Crowder of SI. Louis, F D. Underwood and Clarence* H. Wilson. The remains will be taken to 8. Permit cancellation and burning of old road district bonds which now constitute a lien on lands' of many property owners. 9. Payment from the $2,500,000 a year, of bridge improvement bonds under terms or Act No. 330 of 1939. the payment of road dls: .• trict .bonds • • which--'comc under Act 'No.' 325 of 1935. and the payment of bonds Issued and outstanding of municipal paving districts organized prior to January 1, 1939, which form n, continuation of state highways. The Adklns measure was written by Charles T. Coleman, Little Rock lawyer and co-author of the 1934 refunding act. The new bill was approved in Its final form by J. F. Loughborough of Little Rock, David M. Wood of the New York law firm of Thompson. Wood & Hoffman nnd a lawyer representing interests holding road improvement district bonds. In general, the Adklns plan bears little resemblance to Governor Bailey's refunding measure which was rejected by the voters at the recent general election. The Adkins program would amend part of Act 11 of 1934, but the 1934 measure would form the foundation upon which the new plan would be built. Creek L r o o p ,s smashed deeper into Albania today, eportedly occupying Pogra- lec, Hal i n n base on the Chores of Lake Ochrida, and xissibly slashing southern talian communications between- Porto Edda- and Argy- •okastron. The new Greek successes co-in- clded with Indications from Bulgaria that Athens may not immediately be called upon to face the threat of Bulgarian or German drives from the Macedonian flank. There were Indications that Soviet diplomacy may have intervened to keep Bulgaria neutral for the present. Reports of the Greek threat to Poi'to Eddo. the seacoast town west of the Greeks' bordeiy which • the Italians re-named in honor of Benlto Mussolini's daughter, were conflicting, London said the Greeks had made a coastal landing opposite Corfu, south of Porto Edda, and struck inland to cut the rond running roughly northeast from Porto Edda to Argyrokastron. The Italian reports of the Greek action was at sharp divergence from the British account. Rome claimed that a Greek landing party "was smashed" in Epirus. (Epi- rus is the general geographic designation for the coastal;. region, of northern Greece and southern Al- Bulgaria,'Nov.. 26 (UP)-—Indications that Russia had steered Bulgaria away from a pact with-'tlie Axis powers became m.o £*e evident 'today as the Bulga:' rian minister to Germany returned to make a report, and A. A. Sobolev, secretary general of the Russian foreign ministry, stayed here conferring with Bulgarian officials. Parvan DraganofT, - minister - J; to Germany, arrived by train yesterday evening and was reporting, to the government today, presumably on Berlin which brought Hungary, Ru- Fruitland. near Jackson. Mo., where, the statc Refunding Board, corn- burial will be made in the family | posed of stftte offlclnlSp and expnnd Dlot - , | It by adding 18 private citizens Born in Fruitland, Mr Alexander to serve terms ranging from two to received his education at the Jack- slx ^ Bonds feued under Lne son. Mo.. Military Academy and j Adkins plan would c all Qf the bania.) -. f ..'•>„'' The 'Italians said the Greeks landed in small boats under cover of darkness and, Ji'ptectcd. by .British •••aircraft •• and;*Greek and iBrit Ish warship's.-- - "•• ••• The Greek troops were said to have come from Corfu,' only four miles distant from the. mainland at the closest point. Part of the Greek force was wiped out arid the remainder captured, the Itallaru claimed. Both British and Yugoslav bor cler sources reporte^l the Greek occupation of Pogradec. Belgrad said the Greek troops marched In at 10 a.m. In addition to the threat t Porto Edda and Argyrokastron from LheGreek landing party, the Greek were said to be trying to cut th northern road from Argyrokastro to Tcpellni. Success in that ac tion would Isolate an Italian fore from both north and south. How ever, Greek sources said the Ital ians* were strongly entrenche around Argyrokastron and they di not anticipate the fall of the tow without stiff fighting. , On the central front the Brit Ish said the Greeks were moppin up rapidly and finding little Ita Ian opposition. alliance, but failed to bring r in Bulgaria. It was reported that the govern- lent had recalled DraganofT for a' cport. ; Sobolev, accompanied by the Rus- Ian minister here, conferred':yea- ' crday with King Boris and Premier Bogdan Filov, and was conferring oday with Foreign Minister"'Ivan; opov who, it was said, was sick esterday. It was learned that Sobb- v had come here by airplane from Vfoscowv About the time he arrived, i informants in Berlin disposed that Bulgarian officials were not. coming to Berlin to sign : 7a pact, as it had been predicted they would. No reason was given, but it was understood that during his secre"t rip to, Germany 10 days-as*o, King Boris :had told Adolf Hitler he would not\sign impact with^the Axis" powers „/: unless *. Russia — approved, Hence, thej "belief, was .that Russia had disapproved,' and that if Bulgarian 'officials d'id sign an axis pact later, it would indicate that Russia had awarded Germany & free hand here. " Russia's influence is strong among Bulgarians ^and most diplomats believed that for the time being, Russia would keep Bulgaria outside the axis sphere, knowing that Germany would hesitate to antagonize Russia while she Is preoccur pied with Britain. - __ 3C Students Enroll In CAA Course Here Pneumonia Is Fatal To Huffman Baby Shelby Jean Dodson. eight months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Dodson of Huffman, died Monday at the family home. Death followed a brief illness of pneumonia. Funeral services were to be held this afternoon at the family residence by the Rev. J. L. McGhee, pastor of Armorel Baptist Church, with burial in Number Nine Cemetery. Besides her parents, the baby is survived by three sisters, Helen, Margaret and Sue, and one brother, Tommy Dean. Hanna Funeral Home is charge. in Wednesday Sewing Class Is Postponed The Adult Sewing class which is scheduled for Wednesday nigh has been postponed. Mrs. Freeman Robinson, instructor, announced to day. Instead, the class will meet the following Wednesday at the horn economics cottage. ter went to Cottonwood Point. 'o.. where he was einoloved in the tore of the late Dr. Quincy Oliver ipton. After having been employed there or two years, he entered University f Tennessee. Knoxville. where he tudied law and noon his gradua- on came to Blytheville in 1906. Two years later he married Miss Quincy Tipton. the daughter of his ormer employer. After taking up the practice of aw he followed the profession onsistently. His first partner was Wils Davis, now of Memphis, and hroueh the years he was affiliated with a number of other leading attorneys of the city. For many years he was widely en own as a criminal lawyer, having represented clients in a number of famous cases of Mississiopi County and other points of Northeast Arkansas. At the peak of his career Mr. 1013 1000 955 1013 1000 955 1010 994 945 1011 994 945 Gaucho Marcelino Soule, an eight-goal polo player from the 1013 , Argentine, will probably want 1000! 955 Chicago Wheat to stand up for,a year after he gels off his mount,- Argentina. On July 27. 1938 he started a 16,000-mile ride from his home to present his horse to the President in Washington. Now in Texas, where he's pictured above, he hopes to be in the .capital by March, 1941. security given outstanding bonds by Act 11. / The Bailey plan was based on a complete refunding at one time. The Adkins program provides such a refunding but also makes provision for a "peacemeal" refund- Ing that could extend over a period of months or years. Mr. Coleman explained the principal objectives of this feature would be to pare down maturities of "hump years," such as 1944 and 1949 in which, under certain conditions, the state might be faced with default. "If peacemeal refunding is resorted to." Mr. Coleman said, "the new bonds will take the place of the present bonds redeemed with their proceeds just as-if the new bonds had been originally issued under Act 11 of 1934. This Is the only legal method by which piecemeal refunding can be carried out. School Buses Save Counties MONTGOMERY. Ala. (UP) — Thirty-three of Alaoama's 67 counties are saving approximately $350.000 a year through county and municipal buses. •ownership of school Captured on Way To New Command Alexander was one of the most dis- j for Act 11 is a contract between tinguished appearing members of' the state and its present bond- the bar in this section and had few Sleuthing- Highly Satisfactory FORT WORTH. Tex. (UP) — I wasn't such an important case, but Fort Worth detectives prided them- peers in his brilliance as a courtroom orator. He became a representative to the state legislature in 1915 and after serving 12 years he became a state senator for two years, retiring from politics in 1930. He is also survived by his son, Quincy Oliver Alexander, of Blytheville, and his mother. Mrs. Lillie Alexander, of Fruitland. The first Civilian Aeronautics Authority class in Blytheville got off to a good start Monday night when 30 men between the ages* of 19 and 26 years took up the course in aviation which when completed will provide at least 10 aviators for Uncle Sam when and if he needs thejn. With a limit of 46 men to. a class, it is expected that at least five more will enroll before'-the enrolment date expires Monday night. The first session was devoted to enrolment and a review of trie course by the ground school instructor, Norman F. Moore. Classes in ground school instructions will be held nightly, except Saturday and Sunday, for two hours until 72 hours time has been completed. The City Hall is ber ing used for this free course except' for text books. -' The 10 top-ranking students,-: at conclusion of the first course, will, then be given 40 hours of instruction in flying by J. P. Holland; who Is now in Memphis for special courses prior to taking up this work. ^,X Other students in the class may review the work so as to have, another opportunity to enter flying school proper and. 'the classes are expected .. to continue indefinitely.' S20,in small change that was stolen from a tavern. The detectives, suspecting a' - Negro who had quarters above the tavern, found the funds Roosevelt Signs Ramspeck Bill Today! holders which cannot be altered or changed as long as any of the ] present bonds are outstanding." Mr. Coleman indicated that a change had been made in Mr. Adkins' original refunding bill. He said the new measure does not contain a ceiling on interest rates, adding that "only in this particular! did it deviate from the original j Adkns refunding plan." Commenting on the lack of an ' interest "ceiling," Mr. Coleman J 1 . . . . ... B .. | Flying to a command to which saia< , . ! he had t>een appointed less than 'The bill does not put a ceiling a wee ^ before, Air Marshal i on the interest rates but it accom- Owen Tudor Boyd, above, De- WASHINGTON, Nov. 26.. (UP)— President Roosevelt today signed the Ramspeck bill which. extends divided and hidden in (l) stovepipe civil service status to 200,000 fed(2) a magazine and (3) an old sock, era! workers. plishes the same result in a way - puty Commandef of the R. A. F. that is more advantageous to the in the MiddU East, was captured state. It provides that all bond by Italians when his Wellington, sales shall be public, on competi- . bomber was forced to land in ive sealed bids, with the right in i Sicily. Four officer companions the board to. reject any or all bids. were also seized. RooseveJt Formally Nominates W. D. Leahy WASHINGTON, Nov. 26! (UP)—' President Roosevelt today nominat-, ed Admiral William D. Leahy, forr mer chief of naval operations, to be U. S. ambassador to Marshall Petain's French government -At- Vichy. Leahy succeeds William C. Bullitt, whose resignation has been accepted. Arkansas—Fair,, colder, freezing temperature in north and central . portions, tonight, Wednesday fair. Memphis and vicinity —'Partly cloudy and- colder tonight, 'lowest temperature 38; Wednesday fair and colder; highest temperature «. - •_

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