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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, November 29, 1940
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• .« • BLYTHEVILLE COURIER THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOLUME XXXVII—NO. 218. Blytheville Daily News Blylheville Courier Mississippi Valley Leader Blylheville Herald NTEREST • • • BLYTHEVILLE^-ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, J9<10 SINGLE COPJES^FIVE CENTS Iron Guardists Run Riot; Benito Sends More Men STRUGA, Yugoslavia, Nov. 29. (UP) —Frontier reports today that 11 Italian transports, troops with at fresh loaded arrived Albania, and the troops were rushed immediately toward the front where further Greek successes were reported. The Italian re-enforcements were said to have landed at three ajn. They were rushed immediately, it- was said, to inland points where Italian lines are being bolstered rebel activity inside Albania was reoorted. Three time bombs were said to have been BUDAPEST, Hungary, Nov. 29. (UP)—Diplomatic information received here from Bucharest today allege that 2,000 persons, many of them Jews, had been slain in Iron Guard outbreaks in Rumania and that Iron Guard- ists had fought pitched battles with Rumanian army troops at some points. The diplomatic information received here indicated that the Iron Guard outbreak in Rumania had been of a more serious character than admitted in dispatches) apainst the continuing Greek at- by the Rumanian censors. ; tacks. (There has been no indication Meantime new in Bucharest censored dispatches of disorders on the scale reported in Budaoest and there has been no mention of anti-Semitic outbreaks in Rumania). Centers of the Iron Guard outbreaks, in addition to Bucharest, were reported as Ploesti. in the oil field area, where it. was said .some 200 Jev.-s and "Leftists" were slain and Brasso Craivo and Tur- n-Sevedn.. At Brasso Craiova and Turnu- severin pitched" battles were said io have been fought between radical Iron Guardists and Rumanian reeular army troops. i .-...;Iii.. Brasso the Iron Guardists! occupied _ M the public building but " Ihe troops drove them out of the p'qstof ficc 1 and-. ;telephone v :. exchange. '^t Craiova and Turnu-severui it was said Guardists occupied public buildings and there was no report as to whether the army had regained control. The situation at Ploesti was described in reports reaching here as so serious that the Iron Guard leader, who is a member of the government, was said to have gone there in an effort to restore order. I, TIX EXPERTS STll IE Spending Twice As Much As Income Is U. S/s Big, Headache WASHINGTON, Nov. 29. (UP) — ' Congressional and treasury tax experts dine with President Roosevelt tonight, for informal exploration of the fact that the govern-' inent is likely to spend money twice : as fast as it is able to collect [ taxes this year. A tax increase apparently is inevitable despite the administration's plan to increase the national debt) limit bv $ or more to! meet defense spending:. The overall ! BlytliGville's First Six-Mart Grid Game Blytheviile gets its first 'glimpse of six-man football tonight tit- eight o'clock when CnvA't'ordsvilK; imd Althelmer clash at; Haley Field for the unofficial six-man championship of the state. The game is .sponsored by the Blylheville Klwanis Club for the benefit of the Community Chest. Admission Is 50 cents for adults and 25 cents for children. No seals are reserved. Crawfordsville reigns supreme in the Northeast Arkansas Six- Man League and Altheimer. undefeated since 1938. is tho peer ol southern and central Arkansas six-man squads. The six-man game is generally regarded as a more open type of game than the regulation ll-inan game, putting a premium on passing and individual ability: Any player is eligible to receive a pass and there is apparently no restriction on the number of men • on the line of scrimmage. The e«mo is played on a Held shorter than the regulation Held by 20 yards and 10 yards less in width. SMITH limit now is fixed at $ and the .debt antiwlly amounts to $ Secretary of Treasury Henry Morgenthau Jr. set off in the ministry of interior; m ' onnoe ^ tb{lt fcne h'mit ,be raised i building at Tirana killing five to $ accomotmied by | persons and wounding one other. j what be Beards as oroper safe- Albanian rebels were reported to ffuards aeainst inflation. Expected at the White House have blown UD a bridge across a river near Derjani. dinner and tax talk are Moreen- Greek columns were reported' tnau - Assistant Secretary of Treas- swinging west from Pro°adec into the Shkumbi river valley in an attempt to cut off Italians retreat- the .main road to .El ine over Basan. Missourian Johr i Harrison Sullivan. Chairman Pat of the Senate Finance Plane Crash j CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo., Nov. 29 —Wilbur Turner, 35, of Hayti, was instantly killed here Thursday afternoon about five o'clock, when his small Taylor-craft airplane failed to come out of a dive and plunged head-on into the ground, near the Powell's Ferry landing, about a mile north of this city. According to residents who lived in a house nearby, and who were the first to reach the plane after | the crash. Turner had been flying j over the river in that section, ap- Burglaries are on the increase parently "stunting", and had his Burglar Makes Haul At Hadley Hays House recently with the biggest haul reported over the Thanksgiving holiday stolen from the Hadley Hays plane in a dive from which he could not straighten out. The nose"*of the ship was buried property at 1100 Chickasawba ave-! deeply into the soft earth of the nue. j cottonfield. and Turner's body was While they were out of the city badly broken and crushed. So deep- someone prized the lock of the I ty Wfl s he imbedded in the wreck- rear door, after cutting the screen \ & S& that the plane had to be pryed ! on the porch, to gain entrance. i apart before the body could be re• Apparently deciding to steal only moved men's clothing, the burglar took: all of Air. Kays' clothes from closets and drawers, along with a new luggage bag. but left Mrs. Hays'' Turner had been flying for about a of did considerable Committee, Sen, Walter F. George (Dem.. Ga.). Chairman Robert L. Doughton .of the house ways and means committee. Rep. Jere Cooner (Dem., Tenn.) and representatives of the budget bureau. Douehton already has proposed economies and tax increases to balance the budget for all but national defense exoenditures. Mr. Roosevelt ha'^:'accepted that -idea to" the je£r tent of announcing drastic curtailment of public works- soendine:. So far in the first five monhts of the current fiscal year, government spending has not "been at a rate greatly in excess of a year ago.. But the impact of tremendous defense appropriations now is be- einnine to be felt. It is estimated that defense expenditures in the year which will end next July 1 will be 55,000,000.000 which is $3,200,000,000 more than Mr. Roosevelt earmarked . for that purpose in his budget message of last January. At that time, on'a basis of SI,800.000,000 for defense. Mr. Roosevelt estimated that expenditures for this fiscal year would aggregate $8.400,000.000 against net income of S5.547,000,000. If national defense spending can be stepped up to $5,000.000,000 'in this fiscal year, the outgo will approximate SH.600,000,00. On'the basis of the existing fiscal year income estimate that would make for a deficit of 56,052.000,000. But business is improving under the impact of British war orders, a boom psychology and the knowl- John Elmer Workman Dies In Highway Accident At Concord, Mo. STEELE. Mo.. Nov. 29.—John ' Elmer Workman. 20-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H Workman. was instantly killed early today when his car overturned on Highway 61 at Concord, of Hayti, Mo. five miles His companion. Jay. Pulliam, ;26, of Hayti, received injuries but these are not expected to be serious and he was able to be moved to his home' after h'aving,v beep given: .emergency treatment.. J "'•$'" The accident occurred at 2:30 o'clock when the "youth, and his companion were returning home from Portageville, where they had with relatives of the Workman family. Both are deaf mutes. The Indian python coils about its'.eggs until they hatch. It takes no food during .this period, which covers several months. Minor Fires Keep Firemen On Run Three fire alarms since Wednesday night netted damage to two cafes and a grass fire. Campbell's Cafe, 115 West Main street, was damaged to some extent Wednesday night when a cooking kerosene stove became Ignited. A partition and portion of the attic will have to be rebuilt. A Thanksgiving run was made to across the street from Campbell's Cafe at the City Pig Stand. A box of matches became ignited in an unknown manner but damage was slight. The run at lunch today was to extinguish a grass fire at 208 South Franklin street. Trial Of Ray little; Gets Underway, Today 'CARUTHERSVILLE', Mo., Nov. 29.—Trial of Ray Little, charged with murder in the fatal double shooting March 10, 1940, of Ellis Foster of Tyler and Fred Forsythe of Cooter. following a fight at a country dance, began here today. Two separate charges are filed against Little, and the state elected to try him first on the Forsythe shooting. W. H..Gamer Succumbs At Hospital, Dell Man Faces Manslaughter Charge William Harvey Garner, (19-year- old farmer and ' stock dealer of Rockmnrt, Ga., died late yesterday afternoon at Blytheville Hospital of injuries received when struck by a hit. and run driver Monday night on Highway 01 near Blytheville. A charge of manslaughter wus ;oduy placed against R. C. Tucker, 27, of Dell, It was announced by Sheriff Hale Jackson. Tucker, who officers say has admitted being driver of the car, has been held h\ the county jail at Osceola on charges of driving while drunk and leaving the. scene of an accident since he was arrested in Blytheville several hours after the accident, which occurred near Luxbra. Date of tho hearing had not been set this afternoon but it is expected to be held Saturday In Osceola. W. A. Marks, 62, Garner's brother-in-law, who was seriously injured in tho same accident, was able to be moved from Blytheville Hospital today to the home of D. R. Garner, a relative. Mrs. Marks and daughter, Mrs. Alma Norrls. also of Rockmart, who were slightly injured in the accident and other relatives accompanied the remains • of Mr. Garner to Rockmart where funeral services will be held Saturday, afternoon, ' The tragedy ruined what was to .have beeivji. .Thanksgiving ; reunion for the Georgia" 'tourists" arid the families of D. R. Garner and Mose King, of Armorel. '."'""'.." The motorists were -but a few Urges Britain To Concentrate Blows At Italy LONDON, Nov. 29. (UP); —Demands for a concentrated campaign to knock Italy out of the war were whetted today by the admiralty's report that the Mediterranean fleet had struck another heavy blow at the Italian navy, reducing its capital ships to two. The admiralty said that in a surface-aerial encounter west o! Sardinia Wednesday, an Italian By "United Press ^ Sea war touched new heights of fury today with reports of fresh engagements in the English channel,. ttye Mediterranean and the Adri-. atic and conflicting British/ German and Italian claims-• of •success. , ;£The biggest encounters were in the Mediterranean where Wednesday's Italo-Britlsh engagement was followed yesterday, according .t battleship of the new, 35,000-ton ; ***>«*, by a new air attack on the Llttorio class, three cruisers and two destroyers were severely damaged. The only British casualty British fleet off Malta. Here are the conflicting claims on the naval battles: was the 10,000-ton cruiser Ber-! British — Italian dreadnaught wick, which suffered two hits and: strength has been cut to two war- Forced To Live Saw Unrest in Nazi-Held France County residents have been killed. Last summer. Dick Jackson 1 Wh ° h * dOrm ~ „,, , a h .f f ; a ?l! lke m ° st ledge that spending for our own re- amateur pi os of this section i armament nfls just begun Inci . ease(1 ».«,^ — ~ ~. —•-uhP Mm? wi fl eP StUi ; Unfg , mo ^ t0 'i business means greater treasury tax! clothes after depositing them on 1 ^ e ™ e - He flew ou t of the Hayti j r e ven ue. So it is likely that the) the bed. IJL.L'. ^ „„„„, . 'government will take in this year) ™?L W *. S .1 1 1L S ^ 0n : d considerably more than Mr. Boose- I velt anticipated, although a big j deficit is inevitable. I How to finance the deficit is the j subject of today's White House con- «r j nf w* C * t ? wu \ ^ C ° UrS ! I en r ite nC ava1lable S are°: Tn^secT cor- east of Hayti, and Jackson and — n * nn Q ^ i™n,,s,«,,«i ^/— passenger, also a Hayti resi- uiKe JLurner, j i.,.,.^,. ;,-,,-.,•/M-.C-I'V-I.^ i^-,,;^~ „„ n_..— t Jackson was "stunting" at the time of the crash, and was also unable to pull his plane out of a dive. Turner is the son of Mr. and his dent,. were Mrs. Ivy Turner, who reside on the old gravel Highway 84 between this poration and individual income taxes, higher manufacturer's sales taxes, increasing levies on liquor, | beer, wine and tobacco, tariffs on i such commodities as tea and coffee. There is no likelihood of any ef- fovt to finance defense spending, with new taxes. That will be done ' iby borrowing money and increasing city and Hayti, and the family is L°* «»,„„„? Zht V , £ W Pii kn rtw n in snnfr-hPao Mic=n,,,. the national debt by further well known in Southeast Missouri I and adjacent territory. annual deficits. New York Cotton Unrest in conquered France is not limited to Frenchmen. It is spreading so rapidly to the German army of occupation that an average of two Nazi soldiers .a clay are committing suicide. So said Marion Dix Bromley, of South Pasadena, Calif., pictured above with her pet cat as she recently arrived . in Brooklyn after four years of writing 'in --Paris. - open 1007 998 1013 1002 983 936 high low 1010 1005 998 997 1013 1002 983 937 1009 998 975 926 prev. close close 1006 1006 993 1009 999 Stock Prices 997 AT&T 165 3-4 Am Tobacco Anaconda Copper . Beth Steel 976 926 999 981 937 New Orleans Cotton Dec. Jan. Mar. May July Oct. open 1013 1G17 1007 986 • 938 high 1013 1005 1017" 1008 996 939 low 1010 1000 1014 1004 980 932 prev. close close 1011 1005 1014 1005 980 932 69 3-4 27 85 1-4 75 5-8 Cities Service 55-8 Coca Cola . . 104 3-4 General Electric 33 General Motors 49 5-8 Int Harvester 54 5-8 Montgomery Ward 37 1-2 N Y Central 137-8 North Am Aviation 18 Packard 33-8 Phillips 39 3-4 Radio 5 1012 998 1014 1005 984 i standard Gil N J ~ ".'. ..".'.'.'.' 34 1-4 ....:..;..'. 38 ...:.-.' 66 7-8 Republic Steel 22 Socony Vacuum 83-4 '; Studebaker they had a flat tire, Mr. Garner and Mrs. Marks were examining the tire when a car crashed Into them from the rear. The car so crushed the Georgia j machine that they could not be pulled apart. It was after Tucker could not dislodge his car that he and two companions, James Wilson, 31, and C. P. Smith, 22, both of Hightower, allegedly jumped from their car and ran through a cotton field. The .women said they begged the trio vainly to get help for the two unconscious men. both of whom had fractured legs and head Injuries. Wilson and Smith were later fined on drunkenness charges. Mr. Garner Is survived by his lost six men, but Is already ready for service again the admiralty • said. The action came only 10 days after the British assault on Taranto. in. which fctiree Italian battleships, two cruisers and two auxiliary vessels were damaged. On the basis of these reports, Italy has lost the service of both her Llttorio class battleships and two of her four .Conte di Oavour class battleships, of 23.622 'tous.Sall- of which were 17 ^to 19 years ^pld :but wh.ich had been preconditioned. She start ofs'fthe battleships war.' ••/''.'AW at -the ' (Italy's Aversion of the Sardinia battle jivas .that a. British ^battleship, aircraft" carrier . and j > three cruisers' "were damaged:'i;.anS : '' ;r that only one Italian'.cruiserf'arid one destroyer were damaged.)' The new naval' victory, couplfid with the Italian defeats in Albania, brought hopes here of an "all out" blow against Italy. One of the chief proponents of that strategy is former War Minister Leslie Hore-Bellsha, who raised the question in Commons earlier in the week and who said in a speech to tho Oxford Union last night that "only when Italy is put out of the war will Britain be able to measure herself against the real enemy—Germany." "We should let of those bombers months have been shattering Hamburg, Hamm, Leuna and Gelsenkirchen be concentrated against cities and communications in Italy," he said: "Let Flume and Trieste have the same treatment wife, Mrs. Emma Garner; five daughters, Mrs.'Lottie Wood," Mrs. ! Delia Culver and Mrs. Paul paschal of Rockmart, Mrs. RHln. Brown- j ing of Temple, Ga., and Mrs. Ada 1 Rutledge of Rome, Ga.; five sons, ; Moses of Atlanta, Cranfill of Rome, Holloway and Parker of Rockmart, and William of Rome. Ga., a stepson. Julius Norrls of Rockmart; two brothers, D. R. Garner of Armorel, and a brother in Lepanto. Holt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Coventry." The admiralty's communique al- Stomach Ailment Is Fatal To Steele Man 932 • The sun has a temperature of 36,000,000 deggrees Fahrenheit at its center, according .to astro-phy- sical estimates. Texas Corp U S • Steel , More than 500 species of plants have been, listed in Death Valley. Calif. ' STEELE, Mo., Nov. 28.—Fornoria Dunn died Thursday morning at Walls Hospital in Blytheville where he underwent an operation for ul-.' cerated stomach two weeks ago. He was 38. Funeral services were to be held { this afternoon at the Steete Methodist Church by the Rev. J, W. Cunningham, pastor, with burial in Mount Zion Cemetery. Dunn moved to Cooter when a Born in East Prairie, Mo., Mr. baby and had lived there until a year ago when he came to Steele. His father. Will Dunn, died a number of years ago. ! Mr. Dunn, who was employed at Howell Service Station, is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ruby Williams Dunn; a son, Howard; a daughter, Barbara; his mother, Mrs. Lilly Strong of Cooter; two brothers, Paul Strong of Steele and James Strong of Cooter, and two sisters, Mrs. Vernie Stow of Wardell, Mo., and Mrs. Lettie Joiner of Chicago. German Undertaking Company was in charge. a & aln that Lhe Italian fleet d to the safety of its coastal defenses to avoid a battle. It credited one of the air arm's Sword fish torpedo-carrying plants with the- hit on the Llttorio class battleship, Italy's newest and best- armored. carrying 1,600 men and mounting nine 15-inch guns. If reports of this action and the one carried out by , the fleet air arm on Taranto were borne out, Italy's original fleet of six battleships, and an estimated 21 cruisers, 240 torpedo boats and destroyers and 110 submarines had been reduced in two actions by four battleships and five cruisers. The communique revealed that the great British battle cruiser Renown (32,000 tons) "flying the flag of Vice Admiral Sir James Somerville," was standing by in the Sardinia engagement and doing its utmost to bring the Italian ships to battle, "but was unable to do so owing to the speed witr. which the enemy retired." It revealed also, that the aircraft carrier Ark Royal, which the Germans once claimed to have sunk demanding that the British "produce" proof if it was still afloat once again was i nthe thick o the fight, as it had been at Dakar and Taranto. ships by the Taranto raid and Weii- esday's action. In the Wednesday ncbunter a 35,000-ton battleship as torpedoed by an airplane. Three talian cruisers and two destroyers were damaged. One British • cruiser uffered two hits and lost six men n tho Wednesday action. Bombs dropped all around the famous air- raft carrier Ark .Royal — often Claimed to have been sunk ,by the "iermans—but failed to cause damage or casualties/ Italian—One British battleship , was damaged badly Wednesday-by aircraft carrier and three, cruisers ' an airplane bomb-and:one British were hit. In Thursday's .attack another British - battleship was hit ; squarely ,byj a bomb-of _the heaviest : caliber. Five *Brittsir"planes" v were " shot down and four more were damaged. The Italians suffered one destroyer badly damaged, one cruis- ir "lightly hit-in the" Wednesday; engagement, and lostT'one plane- yesterday. -' • , ^" German—A destroyer flotilla made i sortie toward the British coast n the English channel and suet ceeded in torpedoing two British destroyers. Other German destroy^' ers sank two big merchant sliipa and two smaller vessels. British—The Nazi destroyers were chased back to Brest as soon-as sighted by the British light forcesr One British warship was damaged 3Ut one or more German destroyers irobably were hit. In the Adriatic, Italian destroyers' shelled the north coast of Corfu{ The Greeks said the. Italians fled at the approach of. British and reek warplanes. The Italians said a successful bombardment .was carried out against Greek batteries at several poits. Life in China, never easy for the "little people," now bears down with the added weight of war-time privations. A wave of suicides is reported sweeping Shanghai. Two such were these two girls, who tied themselves -'together and leaped into the wangpoo River. They are pictured being saved by alert rivermen, who frustrated their at- ; . tempt to die. Dry Yacht Club Wants Lake CINCINNATI, O. (UP)-r-Wanted: One large lake, by the Dry Land Yacht Club of Falmouth, Ky. Specifically, the club wants . the federal government to build a dam costing approximately $6,000,000 - so that the members can have a lake for their yachting. • • Garrctt And McRae Placed On Probation JONESBORO, Ark., Nov. 29.—A sentence of two years in the penl- ;entiary given .Joe Curtis Garrett, Leachville druggist, has been changed by Federal Judge Thomas C. Trimble to two years on probation. Garrett was sentenced after pleading nolo con^endere to a charge of selling morphine. James V. McRae, assistant postmaster at Luxora, was placed on probation for three years. He had been charged with embezzling -postal funds. Chicago Wheat Dec. May Open 8S1-2 871-4 High 893-4 875-8 Low 885-8 865-8 Close 883-4 863-4 Chicago Corn Dec. May Open 633-4 621-2 ' High Low 63 7-8 63 3-8 621-2 613-4 Close 633-8 617-8 The American elk is really a deer, and is the largest of the deer family. wapiti; Its scientific .name is William W. Hughes, 68, Of Huffman Succumbs William W. Hughes, of Huffman, died yesterday afternoon at his home. He was "68. Funeral rites were to be held at the Huffman church this ' af-^ ternoon by the Rev. "J. L, McGhee. pastor of Armorel Baptist church, with burial, in Maple .Grove Cemetery. . > v-^C- r ; Reared at Huffman, Mr. Hughes'' was widely known in thatr'sefetiorf where he had long ^farmed and operated a store. . .\ / ~ He is survived by his, .wife, Mrs. Zella Hughes: a daughter,, Mrs." Stanton -Pepper; twin i,sons,. Rex and Redge Hughes, " all -NSf Huffman, and a sister, Mrs: Acie Albright of Egypt, ArJc.- Cobo Funeral Home charge. , •- ^. ' ' was in WEATHER ; Arkansas—Partly cloudy, warmer tonight, Saturday. -mostly ] cloudy, warmer. - •" - ^-.\ / .,;:; Memphis and'vicinlty-^Pair and slightly warmer - tonight;; .lowest temperature 42; Saturday partly cloudy, warmer., -

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