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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOLUME XXXVII—NO. 221, Blytheville Daily News Blytheville Courier Mississippi Valley Lender Blytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1940 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS CLAIM BLOW TO BRITISH SHIPPING Benito 's*Legions Are Still On Run Greeks Occupy Strategic Town; Quiets Iron Guard ATHENS, Greece, Dec. 3.| BUCHAREST, Rumania, (UP)—Greek troops h a v e Dec. 3. (UP)—Horia Sima, captured a large village dom- head of the Iron Guard, dis- inating the whole south coastal sector of the Albanian front, and have- routed and solved his organization's 10,000-man police force today, restricted the wearing of split the Italian llth Army'green shirt uniform and or- Corps, reports from the front dered a purge of new mem- said today. (The name of the village evidently was censored from the Greek dispatch. The main towns in the sector are Porto Edda, Delvino, bers who have "failed to understand the spirit of the movement." The decree was believed, to mean that Premier Gen. Ion Antonescu President Boards Cruiser . Tuscaloosa At Miami This Afternoon MIAMI. Pla., Dec. 3. (UP)— President Roosevelt, enroute through Miami for hazardous waters of the Caribbean and south Atlantic, indicated today that the cruise will be strictly business—probably inspection of American newly acquired defense bases. The president arrived here by special train at one p.m. and motored immediately to the waterfront to board the U. S. S. Tusca- ast Is Speeding South, East From Rockies By United Press Fresh masses of Arctic born air fastened sub-zero temperatures over the broad Mid-west today and bore relentlessly south and eastward with the bitterest cold of the season. + -- __ ___ Argyrokastron and Telepini. By and the old -conservative" faction capturing any one of them the O f the Iron Guard had joined forces • loosa - The 10,000-ton cruiser will /~i**aal*e« />rm 1 /^ t*l n*-v* iM(-tf n *V% n *-fS. n ^. ** * V-. n *.*,. A 4 » \. i * « . . Greeks could dominate the road bending east and north from Porto Edda on the coast to central Albania.) A United Press correspondent on the Epirus front messaged thai the captured village formed a bastion on the coastal sector/ that it was a white-walled community around which the .Italians had built their whole defense system in the area, and that its fall might cause a general Italian withdrawal froin the south. The correspondent said a three-day siege by Greek artillery to suppress the fanatical Iron Guard youths, who massacred 64 followers of the abdicated King Carol at Jihlava prison last week and pushed Rumania to the brink of anarchy with wide-spread disorders. (Reports in other Balkan capitals last week said that Iron Guard fanatics and Rumanian troops, under Antonescu, had battled in the streets of sveral towns.) Sima deplored last week's Iron Guard excesses and his decree today was believed to imply his full and ail-planes had forced the Ital- \ cooperation with Antonescu. The ians out. The Greeks were said to have advanced slowly but steadily, covering six miles along the whole southern front in two days. Italians were ^reported to be withdrawing; their,;' heavy artillery, indicat- Jng a- ge.wefaV'abandonment of ; -the region. „ ^ The rout of the llth Italian army premier-general apparently had apparently had made a long step toward consolidating his power and restoring order by the issuance of the. decree. -'' - ; ; Several members of the 'Iron Gua'rd.'r-'.'.Tpblice, -which > extends throughout the country, were anidng' fche> Jihlava • massacre perpetrators. corps occurred In a mountain'sec- The order .to purge the Iron Guard tor. (The location was riot given.) Adetachmentof the 14th Evzones, with their shoes tied around their necks, climbed a steep cliff barefooted during a driving snowstorm and took the pass commanding the mountain in a 20-mlnute fight The Ifc was recalled that the Iron Guard -Italian Ferrara division, holding-the member5hi - D had ™ re than trebled valley below, was cut off. It was shelled by hidden Gree batteries until 60 per cent- of its men were dead or wounded. The survivors finally charged up the pass, hoping to join the main body of Italian troops across the mountain, and encountered Greek bayonets in the pass. membership rolls apparently was intended to weed out' youths who rushed to join when the pro-Nazi organization came to power with Carol's abdication and the occupation of Rumania by German troops. at that time. . . .Young radicals were estimated to outnumber Sima's conservative followers ten to one. .. .Sima's decree was dated yesterday. It also forbade the wearing of the Iron Guard green short except be escorted by two destroyers. The Tuscaloosa weighed anchor within a few minutes after he came aboard and four tugs eased it out toward the open sea. The .president's route through downtown Miami was lined with thousands of cheering spectators and more were at the dock to see him off. There will be little or no fishing on this cruise. Mr. Roosevelt said. When Mr. Roosevelt crossed the Caribbean aboard the Tuscaloosa in February, elaborate precautions were taken to assure his safety. The same precautions will be taken this time. At night, searchlights will a blanket of frigid atmosphere will cover the nation from the Rocky Mountains Ho the Atlantic Seaboard and from Canada to/ !the Gulf .of Mexico within 48 hours. While the brunt of the cold is centered in the Great Lakes area forecasters say it is moving rapidly' eastward and southward. v. Chilling blasts of snow accompany the record cold in some Sections of the plains states and • at the fringes of the great lakes. The heaviest fall is in upper New York state, where two feet of snow covers the ground and is impeding traffic., Flurries are reported in Tennessee, Missouri, Kansas, Michigan/ Indiana and Ohio. The temperature at Chicago dipped to six below today, a record for the season, and sharper temperatures prevailed in the north and west. St. Cloud, Minn., reports 28 below and it is 18 below at Minneapolis, 13 below at Madison and 23 below at Lacrosse, Wis. Temperatures are due to reach be I similar levels in Michigan, Ohio , played on the Stars and Stripes; and Pennsylvania today and in * i,„£ i ^_ i- i \_ _ . i _ _ t- 11. _ «*t_. ** '• ' flyiing at the peaks of the Tuscaloosa and the destroyers, to denote. their identity. Crews will be sta-- tioned at--the-guns 24 hours a day;' New York and in- the New England states Wednesday. Abnormal cold is forecast for. the Mississippi valley -and the ? southeastern',areas the Carolinas. A colonel found dead beside an [absorbed into the state police and Italian .standard was identified as party groups. Trizio, a friend of Benito Mussolini; The decree read- and a veteran of the Fascist march } "Legionary police throughout the at solemn occasions and at party I will be with the Atlantic squadron headquarters. It provided thac the ' [disbanded policemen were to be with live'-ammunitionron-Ehe feeder.- to the Gulf;--missing Florida-."and Charged depth bombs will be on the racks on the sterns of the destroyers. . .. The Tuscaloosa will have her escorts 700 to 800 yards in advance to port and starboard. • •;•',-.'•'' -. Although the president maintained complete silencce about' liis plans, it seemed likely that' his cruise would, take him to "or hear Kingston, Jamaica, the,.; British naval base, and Culebfa ; Island, between Puerto Rico and-the Virgin Islands .where the. 1 -'Atlantic' squadron will be maneuvering Dec. 7. . ".'. '•",;' Secretary of Navy Frank Knox PUTS'SUP IDffiCf on Rome. , (Yesterday's Italian war com-jsion to the legionary regime in the rminiaue said: "On the llth army. phase of • consolidation, will now front two battalions of the Pusteria ! cease to function. Part of its mem-" division and the Ferrara division " bers will be absorbed by the legion- particularly distinguished them-' ary movement, others who are apt selves. Col. Trizio, at the head of , and capable will be absorbed by the- the 47th Infantry regiment, glori-; state police. There will remain in on Dec. 7. Mr. Roosevelt is expected to be absent from Washington until the afternoon of Dec. 16. Naval planes, shuttling between his cruiser and the mainland, will bring out offi- coi'ntry. having fulfilled their mis-i cial pouches with paper work from | service of the order of the legion- I use, and has been standing by ously fell.") Military obesrvers said the Ital- i ai ^ r movement the unit in Bucharest, ian llth army corps was being cut alone under command of Gheorghe into parts in the manner the Ital- '.Moisescu. ian army at Koritza was cut up ! " A11 organizations of Hie legion- and dispersed. } arv movement will begin immedi- (At London, exchange telegraph ! ^ y dispatches said Italians were mak- ', f ^ _ fhr?g monfchs and thc of all who failed to the spirit of the movement. "All Iron Guardists are forbidden the White House. Service planes also will stand by to carry the president quickly back to Washington should the necessity arise. It was learned that an army transport plane had been completely equipped for presidential ° f members ing heavy withdrawals on the right flank and had evacuated heights before Delvino and overlooking Porto Edda. Farther north, in the vicinity of the Aoos river, the to wear green shirts while on duty of .service of the state. I forbid the wearing of green shirts until the completion'of rules, for wearing them, both in the capital and provinces, except on solemn occasions and on duty at legionary headquarters." since early this year in the* event Mr. Roosevelt needed it. Since last July, the president 'has insisted that the international situation made it impossible to go more than 12 hours rail 'travel from the White House. Says. Th^y Must,; Improve Records il{ Low Insurance Rates Expected LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec. 3.— Arkansas industries must improve their safety record if they are to expect low insurance rates from private companies under the new workmen's compensation law, Wilson E .Runton, safety engineer for the state Department of Labor, said yesterday. As an example of how this might Arkansas Will Have Only Six Congressmen Beginning In 1943 LITTLE ROCK. Dec. 3. (UP) — Census figures sent to President Roosevelt today showed that Arkansas will have only six members in congress for the next ten years Instead of its usual seven. Arkansas' total population In 1940 was 1,949,387 and on that the state is entitled to only <-ix congressmen. A little more than 8,000 persons more would have given Arkansas its usual seven seats. There was a slight possibility Miat Mr. Roosevelt would not act on re-apportionment or that con- Tress might decide to change the oresent congressional distributions but it appeared unlikely, '• Secretary Perkins, Administrator Fleming Go Before Committee WASHINGTON, Dec. 3. (UP)— Secretary of Labor Prances Perkins and Wage-Hour Administrator Philip B. .Fleming urged congress today to extend the wage-hour law Nazis Say Losses Are Huge; Lohdort Remains Silent NEW YORK, Dec. 3 (UP) —Shore radio operators kept anxious check on ships' wave lengths today, visualizing scenes ^ of destruction and horror in a small segment of the Atlantic about 400 miles west of Ireland where German submarines apparently had taken a drastic toll of a British convoy. Since last evening- there hnd been no further word. Then the British* freighter, W. llendrick, They presented their views to the house committee on migrant workers which is holding hearings been torpedoed. She wni- the ninth ship to report herself a casualty of war within 24 hours, and the seventh from the vicinity. nnds of homeless, destitute persons wandering from plucc to plnce in search .of employment. Miss Perkins also urged that workers in "industrialized agriculture" and all those engaged in pro- eessnns and packing agricultural products to be (riven the bnneflt of the national labor relations act hnd scattered in face of the strong attack, leaving thto men from the torpedoed ships drifting in their life boats. They believed British worship probably . were ralcng to the scene to supplement the worship or warships escorting the convoy. The British have been forced to spread their fleet very and the social security act. She thin because of manifold duties e.i*Yfmc*fnrl ? M n r t>^n «-»*-.••,»»»'»-».™.«, t-. , The - rednctfanV,wlll ^" n$t- becom/j "ffective imtfn943 so the/; Arka'n- *as congressmen who begin two- vear terms this session will not be affected; Gov. Bailey said the re-apportionment .would place a great responsibility on the next legislate. He b c lieyed there would be i great 'demand for n special session to outline new districts. Funeral Rites Held For Mrs. Wilburn Clark Livestock Greeks were said to have acptured 6,500-foot Mount Politzani in a fierce battle. (Exchange dispatches at London also reported that fighting progressed north of Pogradec, on the north- era front, all yesterday afternoon and the Italians had left the roadways strewn with abandoned officers' kits, staff maps, stocks of skiis. guns and medical equipment. Exchange dispatches said Italian prisoners complained against Mussolini and predicted a revolution in . ,., . .,,. . „„,. . .. , Italy, and that Italian fliers had * J^™' county resident bombed their own troops in'an ef- ™ S »*£™ f ™ l *° ° h f rs rec ; fort to stoo their retreat) ommended for commutation of tort to s t 0 P tneir retreat.) j sentence by the sfcate Parole . Board i Monday' in Little Rock which granted 70 paroles and recommended that the governor commute 1 sentences of seven others, j Leonard Humbert, sentenced to Affects County Prisoners ets Are Born To Pemiscot Couple EAST ST. LOUIS, 111., Dec. 3. (UP)—Hogs: 19,000—17,000 salable. Top, 6.30 '. i ' 170-230 Ibs., 5.75-6.25 140-160 Ibs., 5.25-5.85 Bulk sows, 5.50-6.00 Cattle: 6.100—6.000 salable. <r . Steers, 9.65-12.00 Slaughter steers. 6.50-13.55' Slaughter heifers. 6.00-12.25 Beef cows, 5.50-6.50 the marked decrease in occupational accidents in Hope since the formation of the Hope Industrial Council by R. p. Bowen, secretary of the Hope Chamber of Commerce, and John M. Guthrie. salesman for the Hope Basket Co. nine months ago: The council Is composed of owners, managers and foremen of industrial plants. Snow Flurries Visit City During Morning It was "Christmastime" in Blytheville this morning when citizens awakened to see snow falling —an unusual event for early December. The flakes, which began falling intermittently sometime before 6 o'clock, continued until 11 o'clock with some snow yet on the ground at noon. The official weather thermometer went to a low of 24 degrees over- STEELE; Mo., Dec. 3.—Funeral Cervices wore held Friday after- "oon for Mrs. Nettie Alma Clnrk. ^-year-old wife of Wilburn Clark. ^'ho died Thursday at her home near Steele aft/r an ilmess of four months. The services were l teld at the Assembly of God church at Den ton at 2 o'clock, the services being in choree of the pastor. Rev. W. C. Van Bibber, and interment was made In the Bernard cemetary at Mrs. Clark was returned to her home Tuosdav from the Mt. Vernon sanatorium but her condition i^ad been critical for the past two wfeks. Mrs. Clark was born near Steele, living here all of her life Her family is one of the community's earliest settlers. She is survived by her husband four children, Elsie Mae. Walter Franklvn, Harold and Alma Jean also her mother, Mrs. Lena Bernard, also three brothers and five sisters all of near Stcele except one sister, who lives in California suggested that the government make its crop benefit payments conditional on farmers' observance of the required labor standards n.s Ls done in the case of sugar payments. | Committee Chnirmnn John H. 7olan revealed that Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt'will .testify before his trrouo Dec, D or 10. Firming proposed ns a possible minimum farm wn^e ba'.scd on preset dnta 15 to 30 cents an hour. *e admitted. "th«it;,not ..likely f,b<V nrosenfc ' Drovi.sion«? ; of. the' act roiiki be directly npolleri" to a<rrl- ruHnrnl Inborers" hut belief that "it Ls possible to devise and administrate a practical plan.'" Would Ban M .llm Crow" Practice WASHINGTON. Dnc. 'J. CUP)— Rfioresentotive Arthur W. Mlfcc.bell (Dem., 111.), the only ncirro mnm- 3er of congress carried to the su- nreme court tod^v his fkht to out- aw so-called "Jim Crow" practices —thc segregation of n«fjro oissen- jw—on rnilroirts In the south. Mitchell's fight bet?an in 1937 >»°n he was forced to leave a pullman car on a trip from Mnm- to Hot Sarinffs and mnke the mator part of his journcv in a car STEELE, Mo., Dec. 3.—Triplets, three sons, were born to Mr. and Mrs. Newell Swafford at their home west of Holland on the Luther Chapman farm last week, it was announced by Dr. J. R. Chapman of Steele, the attending physician, who states that Mrs. Swafford and sons are all getting along- nicely. I Their weights were 5%, 6, and 6-"54 each and all are perfectly normal. The Swaffords, who are tenant farmers, have four other chil- Cutters and low cutters, 4.50-5.25 j night to freeze the ground for its j first white blanket of the season. This was the third time it has snowed in Blytheville this early in the winter within the past ten years, in 1936 there was a three| fourths inch snow late in Novem- jber but none in December while in i 1937 there was .5 inch snow late in November. 15 years March 5, 1935 for robbery, was paroled. Included in those recommended for commutation of sentence wasi Alex Baker of Manila, sentenced} to three years June 22, 1940, on' charge of embezzlement of S900 in school funds. board asked his sentence be cut to 18 months. Raymond Pruitt of Armorel, who was sentenced Nov. 8, ,1933, for the death of the baby of his sister- in-law, was recommended for commutation of his'life sentence to 21 years. THEY BPlhO DISSENSIONS,- Fish Odor Dispelled By NEW Antiseptic Ice SEATTLE. Wash. (UP)—An antiseptic ice which destroys fish odor Ls hailed by Puget Sound fishermen as one of the major developments in their industry. The ice, laboratory experiments showed, reduced bacteria count to a litlte more''than 1 per cent of the usual quota,. It was estimated north Pacific fieshermen will use about 500,000 tons of the newly-developed ice, next year. Sub-Chasers To Pass Barfield Point Thursday People of this section may get their first glimpse of subchaser? to be used on the Gulf of Mexico for patrol duty. Four subchasers now enroute from the- Great Lakes to the Gul of Mexico are expected to be a Caruthersville, Mo., late Wednes day to spend the night and to pass Barfieid Thursday morning. Uncle Sam's huie war hornets Subchasers 330. 432. YP-28 and 31 are expected to reach Memphl Thursday afternoon to remain overnight. The latest official report received from Chicago concerning movement of four others of the fleet stated that will follow those expected this week. It is understood that the ships are not navigating at night and ordinarily it will take about two days for a ship to come from Cairo, 111.—where the boats were expected sometime today—to Memphis, if they laid up at night. It is believed that the first stop from Cairo will be at Caruthers- vllle - with probability that stop would be Wednesday afternoon with departure to be early Wednesday. ... ' furnhhed for ne^ro n"d ^qulrinqr o^ly second class ticket. •TG orislnnUv h<ul paid for first :lass accommodations. Vocational Classes Will Continue Here Because the nntlonal defense nro<?rnm is creating many In industry over the and some convoys have crossed the Atlantic escorted only by ono converted merchant cruiser. Seven of thc ships were torpedoed and two were bombed. The W. Hendrlk reported she had been torpedoed late yesterday at Latitude 55 ' North, Longitude 15.40 West, about 400 miles off the west coast of Ireland. The-two; bombing attacks took place much closer to the mainland; one of them only,* 25 miles southwest of Klnsalo Head, Ireland. The area In /which*trie 'torpedoing attacks were made 'la n bout. 200 miics long- and 100 miles.' wide, showing that more than one submarine .was involved, though the ships probably were of the same convoy. It was suggested that a German surface raider might be attacking too. The last major attack on a British convoy, so far as Ls known, occurred Nov. 5 when a German surface raider described as a pocket battleship attacked a convoy of 38 ships. The German high command said the attack resulted in the sinking of 83,000 tons of shipping. The British admiralty, said the armed merchant cruiser Jcrvis Bay engaged the German warship until the convoy scattered and all but six reached port safely. There was no indication of the size of the new convoy. The ships reporting torpedo attacks were the freighter Lady Glanely, 5,497 tons; a ship giving only thc call letters GKTF; thc Goodlcigh, 5,448 tons; the Victor Ross, 7,000 tons; another unidentified vessel; the Lock Ranza, 4,000 tons. Thc bombing at- By United Pitss Germany today claimed her. greatest sea success of the war—the sinking of 161,000 tons of British shipping in^a single day, including at least 110,000 tons from a single convoy attacked by undersea raiders. The claim was scoffed at in London and aroused considerable curi- e 7sity in neutral quarters. However, there appeared to be no - 'Joubt that Nazi pressure against Britain's ocean life lines was tightening, /.i German attacks on shipping with.' aeHal boHibs', submarine torpedoes <md mines were described by London authorities as the gravest threat yot; to Great Britain and' as- far more serious than Nazi air blitzkriegs of Industrial towns. V The British minister of shipping said today that orders had been placed in the United States for construction of 60 cargo ships. ,./ ' German air raiders smashed hard again at Bristol, western British port, through which many overseas shipments enter. ", s From Greece came reports • of new Greek successes and Italy a'dV mltted; Roval Air Force attacks upon Naples and Augusta, Sicily. British bombers again hit at ch'ari'- ncl. invasion ports. .Importance of the" German high command's claim of submarine successes, if correct, lay in the fact that the single day's 1 losses recorded Jn Berlin amount to almost: double t^he sea losses" admit- ' ted: in Londoh^for. the, most^recem week dri /which figures "are avail- • able, v ,"f • Berlin claimed that 15 merchant ships of a single convoy were sent to the .bottom yesterday as well as an accoaipanyingr escort cruiser. It gave the' tonnage of these ships as 110,000 and s'aid^two more ships of 15,000 .tons may have been sunic. It reported other sinkings .which It said brought the total" to 161,000' tons. The unusual feature of the German claim was that it was asserted within 24 hours of the sink- Ings. In this connection it is known that' German submarines normally make no reports to their home bases on any action until they return from a cruise. This is to protect the U-b'dats from enemy submarine - hunters which might overhfar the submarines' signals and locate their positions. The German high command offered no explanation as'~to how it obtained. the detailed report on submarine operations so quickly. Job tacks were on the Kilgerran Castle, 276 tons, and thtc Yugoslav freighter Cctvrti, 1,900 torn. The Lock Ranza, included in her distress message the report that she had "the shipwrecked crew of another vessel aboard," country, the federal government will indefinitely continue i-ts classes started in Blvrhevrie and other points recently for vocational training. A new class in Machine Tool Operation for this city is starting with regular instructions to begin next Monday night. This class will train ei7ht men —four in machine laths operation, two in shaper operation and two in drill-press operation. Classes will be held at Joe Atkins' Machine Shop three hours per ni?:ht T three nights weekly for 12 weeks with Mr. Atkins as instructor. The total cost Is defrayed by the National Defense program. The trainee is under no obligation to the government as.a result of taking the training but this instruction is expected to aid him in finding better positions as semiskilled or skilled machinists in industry, it is pointed out. Mr. Atkins is a master machinist, having served an apprenticeship in private industry, completed Machinists' Mates Trade School at Hampton Roads, Va.. and is owner of a local machine, welding, blacksmith and body and fender shop. Several other classes in kindred trades are being held in Mississippi county. Qualifications of the enrollees must be that they are over 18 years of age, two years experienced in the machine trade or a relat- Arkansas—Fair, colder in- east ed trade and having 10th grade, ari( } sou th portions, freezing or low- Eye Disease in China Yields to Sulfanilamide SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (UP) — Dr. T. N. Luo, acting head of the eye department at Pelplng Union Medical College, during a Salt Lake City visit said America's wonder drug —sulfanllamide — has found new medical fields to conquer in the heart of ancient China. In his country a strange malady for years has taken a heavy toll of the eyesight of the populace. It has begun to yield before the drug's new advances. Dr. Luo arrived in America recently for a year's study under a grant from the Rockefeller Founr dation which endows the Peiping medical school. Liberty Cash Store " Entered By Burglar Rcd Flag Signifies Mail OBERLIN, O. (UP)—A red flag floated above the Oberlin College Review office. A hastily appointed "Americanism Committee" found It was only a signal for the college mailboy to stop at the alumni office. tj| WEATHER education or equivalent. er temperatures tonight, Wednesday Applications may be made to' partlv cloudy, slowly rising tem- Herberfc Whitehead, Arkansas State j perature. Employment Service, by Friday.) Memphis and vicinity —Cloudy From the applicants, eight with and colder tonight, lowest tempera- top-ranking qualifications will be' ture 24, Wednesday clou'dy, warmer accepted for the first class. Wednesday night. Store early today but. obtained, only $2.20 from the change drawer before he was apparently frightened away because a bag of pennies was left nearby and no:groceries were missing. The burglary was discovered by Private Patrolman V. E. Tomlinsori at 3:35 o'clock this morning when he saw a crack in the' rear door while patroling the' alley. -.; It is believed the burglar entered through the skylight and was apparently interrupted by a light flashing or a noise to cause him to leave by the rear door before completing the job. >* v Driver Of Death Car ^ Held To Circuit Court R. C. Tucker. 27, of Dell, vras held to circuit court on a charge of manslaughter at a hearing Monday following the death vof W. H. Garner, 69,.' of Roskraart, Ga., who was fatally injured in a Highway 61 accident Nov;'25., s- : ' In jail since the .accident, which, occurred near Luxor a, Tucker was; yet in jail at Osaeola today in lieu of making a $1000 bond. Tucker was first held on charges of leaving the scene of an accident, and driving while under the ".influence of liquor with these charges changed to manslaughter when Mr. Garner died several days later. He admitted to officers that -he was driving the car which crashed ran through a cotton field to make his escape before being arrested -in Blytheville several hours • The hearing .-was held bsftfe Magistrate Richard. Thomas.

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