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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS T^TIf TV\\lt TM AW»n WT^HTOT-I A »-»»•«« «_ .. * _. ^^^^r • VOLUME XXXIV—NO. 203, Blythevllle Courier Blylhevllle Herald TOE DOMINANT HEWSPABBBJff NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOOTlffiACT MI8SOUIU Blythevllle Doily News — — Atississippi valley Leader ^ KLYTHRVILLIO, ARKANSAS, TI1UUSDAY, NOVKMHIOH 11, FORD DECLARES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS I flCC flf LUdd Ul LIFE FEMED IN 'Down With War!' Disturber Shouts At King George Cuts Path Across Heart o( L u 7. o n; Boal Crew MANILA, T. II., NOV. n (up)_ A typhoon cut through the heart, of the island of Uimn tonight, spreading death mid destruction along the Philippine archipelago. Three were known dead here and 29 others were missing. • Of the missing 2G were members of th crew of the fishing boat perla and three were of the crew of the Malaya, another fishing craft. Three boats capsized In the heavy swells that stirred Manila Bay. Only one man was known to have escaped from the Perla. Twentythree of the Malaya's crew were rescued. Authorities feared that the loss of life in the interior would be «p- palling. It was in that district that the typhoon reached its peak — through the so-called "granary of " the Philippines." Thrgughout the city and the Islands communications were disrupted. Shipping suffered heavily. Telegraph and telephone lines in the interior were blown down and roads were washed out. The British steamer Kenilworth was driven aground one mile south of Penandimgan Point, but it was not leaking and apparently survive the storm. The inter-island ship Paz broke T,,,- v Ac], loose from her typhoon moorings ' ' bK and was driven onto the beach on Engineer island, in Manila bay. LONDON, Nov. n. (UP] — King George, his brothers the Dukes of Oloiiccster mid Kent, prime Minister Neville Chamberlain nnii other notables stood reverently rigid before the cenotaph In While Hall today while n middle aged man, his arms fialliJig wildly, forced Ills way through policemen anil guards of honor and shouted: "Down with war!" His shout broke the solemn two minute silence before the monument to Great Britain's 1.000,000 world war ettad He stumbled recovered and kept on toward the king, near-the center of the hollow square formed by the guards of honor from the fighting services, shouting: "This is the last Armistice service! There will be another war!" "How can you do this when you are deliberately conniving at another war?" The king and his brothers, their backs to the disturbance, remained rigid at attention. The disturber was within ten feet of the king, hinging forward, one arm jiow raised in n gesture of using MUST BE AVOIDED Big^Powers Spending Huge. Sums Preparing For Nexl World War KdKor's Nofc—The woHd today observes the 19th annlver- denunclation when police, , ^,n s nying (ackles. knocked him down. f for Jernigan; Bror Acquitted 0 ,„ — AtU i- n M in • recommendation of a At Haytl Un NOV. 19 Clrcuit co «f Jury that found "••',• L; ;--''•: - Leonard , Jernigan guilty of man- Will Inspect CCC Camp Nov. 19. Among those who will be i - --g „ ••••UTTlllUk.tlLbllC .. — Inspection group nr e J. G Button llle coml - He ^d district engineer; Clark E. jaeoby cllar eed with murder in drainage inspector; J. c Woolly Markham. The direct™ veruici and Marion Clark, engineers from pf not BUiH 5' cnme alter the testl- .he University of Missouri- and mon5 ' of slate witnesses failed to •epresentative.5 of the Federn't Land reven! tllnl Vernon had any part ai representatives of th e Federn't Land Bank 'of St. Louis, and the drainage division of JefTerson City. Farm Meetings For Pemiscot County Listed .CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo., Nov. 11 —The election of community cotn- mttteemen.and discussion of current farm problems and objectives for the 1938 agriculture conservation program will take place in various community meetings in Pemiscot county, NOV. 12 to 19, M. D. Amburgey, county extension agent, yesterday announced. Meeting dales nnd places are: Caruthersville, Friday, Nov 12- Haytl-Gayoso, Monday, Nov. 15 : Cotlonwood point arid Cooler, Tuesday, Nov. 16; Denton and Holland, vycdnensday, Nov. 17; Braggadocio and Concord, Thursday. Nov. 18; Wnrdell and Hnyirard communities, Nov. 19. I'LL T€LL YOU BUB BURNS __ There've been so many women suing their husbands for divorce on grounds of cruelty that I began to wonder where all the brutes were comin' from. I figgered it wasn't snfe to go out wllh so many of 'em wnlkin' the streets. ,, •Hie other day I heard that one of them divorce cases was comin' up' in court and I went down just to see what kind of a lookin 1 monster the husband was. When the case was called, a great big woman got up and walked up to the judge's .•iland and she says "Judge, I can't live with that man another minute nnd I wants divorce!" The judge says "On what grounds?" and she says "Cruel, Inhuman treatment." Tlie judge says "Is your husband here to contest the case " and she says "I should say not! That little, meosley shrimp 1* afraid to come in the same room with me!" • There are 170 Catholic homes for the aged and 672 Catholic hospitals In Ihe United States. — -:rnlgan. quitted on a. verdict directed also been the death :ted verdict -.. any part in the slaying. Markham was fatnlly stabbed during a fight at a house several miles south of Blythevllle one night last spring Claude P. Cooper was attorney for the Jernigans. Willie Lane was sentenced to one year in the penitentiary on a charge of grand larceny. He entered n plea of guilty. Gene E. Bradley was his attorney. Vic Cameron was given a $25 flue and GO day jail sentence on a charge of petit Inrceny and sentence in a false pretense case 'gainst him wns held up. Tlie 30 day jail sentence imposed on N. B. Dukes, convicted of aggravated assault several days ago, has ben suspended by the court. Dukes also received a $50 fine. His attorney was Nelll Reed. Trial of Lennle CHappell on a =hnrge of assault with intent to kill has been continued until the spring term. Judge Neil Klllough of Wynne arrived here today to dispose of several coses curried over from a previous term of court over which he pesided. He will determine If negroes who entered guilty pleas In several grand larceny cases nt the April term must begin serving sentences in the state penitentiary. Mother and Surviving Twin Fight Fo r Life EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark., Nov. 11 (UP)—A poverty stricken mother who gave premature birth to twins, one of whom died on night of birth, today seemed to be winning her butle.against fate. Mrs. J. L. Johnson of Mexico, Mo., and her surviving two and one- third-pound daughter were given a good chance to live today after at) 11-day struggle in which neither she nor her child had medical care. DID "M YOU KNOW J°JN REDCROBB that your dollar to tho American Red Cross may assist some American friend or relative in Spain or China? - war. The following dispatch bas ed uiion official statistics reveals (he armament race Dial again j s | u progress and shows »'«( it is cosllng Jopether with what this country sill) i< ( paylnf on past wars. * * *. BV IIOBART C. MONTE Hulled Press Slaff Correspondent WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UP)— Tlie principal nations of the world. Including (lie.United Slates, are spending more on nrmnmenls on this 19th anniversary of the Roosevelt Rests Wreath On Tomb Of Unknown Soldier WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UP) — President Roosevelt placed n simple wicalh of white chrysanthemums today upon the. tomb of Ainerlcn'S Unknown Soldier, imukliiK the 19lh anniversary of Armistice Day. No words wm> spoken by Uiq president ns ho stood with bowed head at HIP white marble catafalque In Arlington cemetery, where the unknown member of the American ExuedHlonnry Forces Is burled. Planked by ojnceis of Hie array nml " nv 5' lllld squads o[ t,he Uire of (h.""»..mi«)r."" « ..... V" " nv 5' llll squas o[ t,he Uirei -n . r if i f, e "? lll|f " le b ™"<:n<w of (he mined services _ me iollou.in<r Htvn^(A\. i,~.. i -„ ...... ______ ' . . >*.*^^.. world armistice, thnn they army, navy' nnd marines —. Mri Roosevelt stood nt sllff attention ns a bugler sounded taps. • Thc president led thc nation In, marking the memory ot the end of the World War. A few minutes before n n.m. he left the White House, nnd drove across the FotoifTfic river) to Arlington. j At exactly n n.m.—the hour the' Armistice took effect—Mr. Roosevelt bowed his head to the brisk November wind, which swept the Virginia, bank of the river and slood In si-' lence. j Beside him were Secretary of Wnr Hnrry Woodrlng, Assistant Secretary of.-VVnr Louis Johnson, Assls- Committee Members 'Hear New Approach To fax Problem Explained WASHINGTON, Nov. II (tip) — The house ways and mennj tnx sub committee today discussed ndvlsa- bilily of repealing the capital slock and excess profits taxes as nn aid lo business and investigated reve- niie,U955.!bj}jlles.,fv 1 ojri;.nn est imn if'. '^ lax spont on their entire national budgets prior to 1914. official figures disclosed today. The United Stales is spending annually n billion dollars In round figures to maintain its army and navy. In the fiscal year 19H total federal government' expenditures by this government, for all purposes, were only $735,081,431. In 'addition to current expenditures, the United States during the first four months of this fiscal year wns still paying for past wars to the extent of n quarter of a billion dollars. Furthermore, defaulted Interest on war debts annually amounts to $380.000,000. U. S. Army itanks Low- But even with the current expenditure of Vn' billion dollars a year this nation maintains one of the smallest standing armies of any major power, • and a .navy which ranks no better.. Own "sec- j r~ ' . ' ' - ..""->'*" " •* j-~ =,c.^ijv5.VJ?JW.> ond - ' 856.000,000,0(10, ii And the cost per capita for mill- curllles. tary and naval defense Is lower In I Chairman Fr«l j-r. vinson (Dem the United States than in any | Ky.) announced ihe committee had other Important nation. Louis A. i considered a new formula for ob- Johnson, assistant secretary of | tnlnlng revenue, from tax exempt war, placed thc cost nt ?5. For Income without actually taking 11. each man, woman and child In He had no estimate on the amount this country. This compared lo nn tlle new formula would yield but estimated 533 per capita in Soviet sllld repeal or the capital stock and Russia;. $23. in France; $15, in ""—-'—-"'- • Great Britain; $14, in Italy; $8. Iri Japan, prior lo the current undeclared war in China; $8. In Germany. Russia Has Huge Army Johnson said these figures were reflected In the number of nlen actually under arms or In thc ranks of trained reserves maintained in Ihe countries where the war threat is tlie greatest. He estimated that Soviet Russia has a total of 19.000,000 men under nrms or who could be called to thc colors within a short time. Italy and France each have an estimated 6,000,000 men; Germany- 2,000,000 or more men ready for immediate action. Jnpan is believed to have around 2,000,000 men actually under arms.' and more on notice that they may be called. The United States, by using its entire guard. members- of th« officers reserve corps, counid put into the field for immediate action fewer than 500,000 men, Johnson asserted. "If war should come tomorrow, the United States could put Into the field, ready for Immediate action, fewer than half a million men; fewer than Argentina, fewer thnn Portugal, fewer thnn Greece, fewer than Switzerland, fewer than any .first-rale power and fewer than most secondary powers," Johnson said. Most authorities agree, however, that the United States now has an adequate national defense, lacking only in some auxiliary details. Navy department heads assert the need of auxiliary naval vessels such as fast tankers, tender ships and a modern, efficient merchant marine. Thc army high command Is requesting the accumulation of an adequate supply of ammunition, construction of more tanks nnd armored cars, and the speeding up of industrial mobilization so that American industry could be converted, nlmost overnight, to thc manufacture of vital supplies for the army and navy if war should come. mil secretary ot Navy Charles Ed- WMI nnd Admiral Adolplius Andrew. In the background were mcm- Wrs of national patriotic societies. Niitloiml Commnmler Djuil?) j Dolierty of the American legion nuil .Johnson wore principal siieak- OI'S. "This ilny or glorious recollection," xulcl Dohei'ly, "Is also a dny or le-ilcdli'iitlon ID (ho tnsk of nuiking pi-nnnnent tho blessings "fcicti new nnnlveivMi-y but brings in us mure vividly the re nllznllon of the futility ui wi\v. It -spurs us (o renewed determination Hint our (tons and daughters slmll never know an Amer- k'n Involved In war If we, In honor, cull prevent It, "The American people treasure pence. We covet not one Inch of territory of nny other nation. We flo not seek one penny of nny oilier nation's treasure. "Wo cnn pay no greater honor, no more sincere tribute to our 'teiwrli-d and lo our disabled com- nwles Hum to bring (o nltnln- mtiit ihe Ideals lor which they iciii-lii. suffered nnd died. These Ideals envision Ihu bnnlslmiwit of wiir anil the enthronement of 11 enduring pence. "It Ls our sacred obligation to carry on their fight to protect the pence nucl security of America." Uolicrty xnlrt the Legion would lire.^s Us drive lor ornament of measures providing for equal limiting of men nnd capital in war lime, abolition of profits from wur, adequate national defense nnd rljjld enforcement of neutrality. Johnson said that while wars rnge on other continents anil other world powers arc engaged In cost- lv nrinnmvnt races, Ihe United Stales mnltitalris n small but efficient national defense solely to maintain peace In [his country. regular army, national organized reserves nnd Court Denies Appeal By Virginia Teacher RfCHMOND, Va,, Nov. 11 (UP) —The Virginia supreme .court ot appeals today denied Ihe appeal of Edith Maxwell, pretty mountain school teacher, for a third trial on charges of slaying her father In a quarrel that followed his attempts to discipline her for staying out Iat« at night. excess profits taxes would save corporations nn cstlttvited $140000,000 a year. . Tlie formula for tapping lax exempt federal, stale., and municipal securities nmounls. In substance to counting lax exempt Income In determining tax rales but levyln» Ihe tax only on taxable income. Under Secretary of Treasury noswell Mnglll who nppenred lie- fore the sub committee to expluln the formula, described It ns placin" tax exempt income nl tlie tottom In determining the surtax rate Instead of at the lop of an Individual's Income column. Motorcycle Funeral Held For Rider Killed in Race ST. LOUIS (UP)—This city saw its first motorcycle funeral"when pallbearers nntl nearly 100 friends roite in the funeral procession for Murrell Kemp, ec-year-clcl rider, killed In a race nt JerseyvIMc, 111. Dressed in uniform breeches nnd while shirts. Ihe cyclists rode In pairs behind the hearse which carried the body to the cemetery. Destroys Royal Coat' of • Arms Over Doorway, of Annex DUBLIN. Irish Free State, Nov. 11 (UP)—A land mine exploded at Dublin castle today, destroying the roynl coat of arms over the doorway of on annex. Authorities suspected a.plot to blow up the entire castle had originated after a public meeting which protested "Imperialism". Windows were shattered and shop fronts damaged In n rndlus of n quarter of a mile nround the ancient castle. The explosion occurred In the annex which houses the engineering department and post omcc. Tlie building formerly was police headquarters. It later was n guard house occuplled by "black shirts" during war times. Police were stationed near all damaged buildings, many uf which wer c In a dangerous state nntl nenr collapse. No nrrcsts were made. Former service men meanwhile marched In nn Armistice Day pn- rade, unaware that the explosion had taken place. There were no incidents along Ihe parade route. Kegs of U. S/Gold for France Those little barrels which look Ifke kesrs of nails are really kegs of gold-$10,250.000 worth being loaded o,, the s. s. Normandle, which may be seen In thc background, nnd Is the first gold to bo shipped out of thc U. S. In years. That stern gentleman nt thc right is a treasury agent and he doesn't have life hands in his pockets just to keep them warm. Tlie gold Is being shipped to France, 19 rajs ma Poly Four Of Generals Alive; Half of Veterans Still Remain UY RAU'll HK1N/KN United pn-ss s<un" roi PARIS. Nov. 11. (UM-NIm;- leen yours niter tile signing of Die Armistice, In Hie loivsl or Com- plegiip, which brought Iho World War lo n clo.se/cnly four of the hundreds of tjreul soldiers who commiiiKlod Ihc armies In conflict, are still olive.—John J. I'mhlng,' Henri Petaln. Eric l.udemtovf tind Anton Denlklti. A survey of military statistics shown! that, the Midlers themselves Cured better, unit Hint out of Die M.OOO.OOo men who went to wnr more limn 11,000,000 vetprnnn of (lint conflict still are nllve. Of Ihi- great pllltlcRl personalities oti both sides of this wnr. only three remain »llve-a)uv)d- Uoyil George, Newlon D. Baker uiul Francisco NUM. Only three of Hie score of rulers who sat on thrones or In presidential chairs during the wnr lire still alive, and two of them, deposed by their • subjects, are nllve In solitary oxllc—WII- helm II of Ocniuiny and Ferdl- (»md of Bulgaria. King Victor Emmanuel of Uuly Is Iho only ruler of wartime who la nllve and still on a throne. The toll has been heaviest among Hie general. 1 ! who commanded the armies of millions of fighting men. Most of them were old -In the service when the war started, and W years hnvlnj,pass- ed since Ihry won glory on the battlefields, those who have mir- vlvcd have abandoned active military careers. . ••''.. ; Ptrshhiff In Prance Now •Three of the'four great surviving generals are In Prance today. Pershlng, Petaln and Denlkln. Pcrs|ilug, now 77. has''had an nc- llve year, hi Prance as chairman of llm battle monuments committee which built the granite shrines on the American bnltlellelds, which were dedicated these |irtst weeks 16 posterity."." • " ' ; Pclnlu Is" the oiliest of the survivors, 81,'. and still-sits on • the French Superior War' Council. Denlkln, now 05. Is tlie unhappy survivor of the high command of the 'White • Russian army after having commanded the Russian 'iy against 'the Central. Powers on Hie Rumanian Iroiii: He lives In exile at Versailles, near Paris, and has wholly withdrawn from pliltlcal and 'military activities and shuns any attention which might earn for him the fatb of Ocn- e'rals Koutipof and Miller. iLu- dendorf lives In retirement' In Munich, where he heads the German pngnnlst movement, None of the' five chief delegates who signed the Armistice Is alive— Foch. for France; Admiral Wester Wenryss. then Britain's First Sea Lord; Erzberger, secrctniy of slate, General von Wlnlerfeldt anil Count von Obcrndorl for Germany. Erzberger was executed a few years later. Prance's General Weygand, Germany's naval Caplain Vanselow and Staff Caplnln Von deyer, and Britain's Captain Marriott, who were aides-de-camp In attendance at the signing of the Armistice In Foch's dlnlng-car in a clearing In the forest at Rettiondes. are Hie only survivors of those who witnessed (hat historic ceremony. Few Treaty Signers Alive' Of the major personalities who signed the consequent Versailles Treaty, only u nre alive, Including David Lloyd George, Col. Edward M. House, Andre Tardieu, South Africa's two generals. Jnns Smuts and Botha, Belgium's Max Hymans and Emtl Vnndereld, Ignace Paiterewski and Dr. Edward Benes.' Of the great field commanders, Hlndenburg, Von. Bulow, Von Moltke, Von Kluck and Von Tir- pitz, of Germany, have died, as have Fojh. Joltre, Nlvellc. Fnyolle, Layautetr nnd Mangln, of France; Genera]' Jacques, Belgium commander In chief; General Diaz, who led t)i6 Italian army Into the war; Halg, Byng, Beatly, Jelllcoe, Kitchener, Allenby and French, of Britain; Poland's Pllsudskl; Austria-Hungary's great chief of staff, HalzemlorlT; Russia's Grand Duke Nicholas, Wrangel and Brus- sllow. Of the political personalities, Wilson, Clemenceau, Polncare, Bonar Law, Asqulth, Balfour, Orando, Masaryk and C2ar Nicholas, Kings Alexander of Serbia, Carl of Austria-Hungary, George V of Great Britain, Albert of Belgium, and Ferdinand of Rumania are all dead. Francesco Nlttl, who played the second political roie to Orlando fn Italy, Is a political refugee Rotariang Hear Ford At Luncheon Today f). I/. Mord, stale commissioner of ret'emio nnd member of the Ullle Rock Holnry club, spoke to Iho members of the Rotary club today when they met nl the Hotel Noble for (heir regular lunch- foil meeting. Mr. r\ml talked for Ihn mnln (lie war. He likened It (o Ihe good Snmnrllnii ivlio roved for the sU'k returned from Iho wnr, when no one i>Isc would bother. Oilier miesls of Ihe club were Ilniiwll Unnks of Osreoln, H. C, 'is or Brinkley, 1/r lirown ••' SIUIBILS, Cull!,, nnd II. of Hlllsboio, Tex. There were W In nttcnilntici- Geneml Malsui Issues Stern Note; Brit ish Ready For Action SHANGHAI. Nov. U (UP5-Chl- ucso forms fled In complete rout west or Shanghai tonight while foreign circles upprehenslvcly watched ruthless Japanese mopping up ac- tivities'which were nccoinpnnlcd by threats lo take sleps ognln.il, nny Inlcrference. Tension between British guards on the International settlement borders niul Japanese fsrcea' rcachert a more serious point, the Dome! news agency reiiortcd, quoting General iwanl Mntsul, Japanese com- mnndcr-ln-chlef, us saying ho would "take resolute action against nny Inlcrccpllon of our operations regardless 0 ( nationality." The declaration was reported to have been made by Genera 1 ! MaUui to Admiral- tjhnrles Little, British nayal. coninumdei-ln-elilof, :: Dome) satd'iiint (hc'ljrnish'hnd Intercepted n Japanese boat transporting supplies'toward Hie' front, tilong Soochow cicck near the garden bridge after General Malsui had Informed Admiral mile tlmt the Japanese Intended if.ilng the Wrjangpoo and soochow creek. .At u conference with foreign press correspondont,s General Matsul made clear that Japan might be forced to "take steps" unless foreign powers, .ostensibly Including the. United • Slates showed Inclinations toward cooperation. He declared Ibat If the "necessity arises we will hnve to take steps to remedy the situation" nnd nskcd the correspondents If they believed the Inlornatlonul settlement was maintaining u neutral altitude. ' . The sim swept away the dark colored clouds of the skies Just as v. "'o "»'» salute wits given at U U. I'wier o'clock Ihls morning for Dip formal opening of what promise's to he the WBSOst ami best Armistice Day celebration evoi- held lu Blythevllle. Unmls—seven of them—paraded the streets, stopping hero and there for brief concerts, beginning nt 10'30 o'clock, the singing contests tor school children nt 11:05 o'clock, followed by an address by 0; L, Ford, slntc commissioner of revenues, at tlio city nnilltovlum, nnd the deill-" cnllon of (lie D. A. R. marker to the pioneers of Mississippi county on the |»sloiTn;i! lawn preceded tlie parade, scheduled to begin nl 2 o'clock. H Is to ha followed by the Scaroy- Ulythevlllo football game, the annual meeting of Iho fifth district of llm American I/oglon, wrestling niul boxing mutches and the dnnca Brltlnh Have Onier* LONDON, Nov. 11 (UP>—If Japanese forces attack the International settlement In Shanghai the British will open fire Immediately, It was slated today In connection with rciwrts of threats by Japanese General Malsui to "take steps." Fix Damage* At $700 For Property Condemned CARUTHERSVILLB, Mo.. Nov. 11 "Damages In the amount, of $700 were fixed' by commissioners here for the portion known locally as "Stephen's Corner", where South Ward Intersect,? with the Braggadocio highway, the town's southward travel outlet. Previously, the city had Instlluted condemnation proceedings against tills corner Intending to widen nnd lengthen the curve, at present n right-angle turn, at which a number of smash- lips have occurred, due to the cufve being practically "blind" OM;,TOW of mm mis ...-.,_ Citizens Wav's Realities; Celebration Underway intervening shrubs. which will climax the program night. War IH Desolation "Wnr Is not good," Mr. Ford told his audience In a brief address on "Pnnro" this morning. Directing his remarks especially to the student llKlcnei's he snld: "War is not fine ns ixwtors nnd propaganda would mnke It. It Is nwful. It Is desolation nhd dcntli." To avoid ,wnr ho advised tiint tho "futuiJD citizens" base their lives on the three standards—"fnltti, hope mill chnrlly." In taking up the Armistice Dny.-- celebration theme, Mr. Ford pointed out that .the'Buddies who came home, snffl nnd sound, were carry- Ing the torch, for those* . : left hi Flanders ncld, by'curing for th« disabled veterans. Ho 'said that white Armistice'Day meant n happy celebration to nil because It meant the end of.tho World war, that It also brought back heart-torn memories to relatives of those who lost their lives In Hie cause of peace. Mr. Porcl wns Introduced by H, B. stout. , The Blythevlllo Junior high school won first place In the singing contests among students. New Liberty school won second, nnd Sudbury elementary school of, this city, won- tlilrd. The junior high students song "Mademoiselle From Armen- tlevs", I'Untll We Meet Again", and "There's a Long, Long Trail A Winding". Tile second prize winners sang "Somewhere In France", "Rose That Grows In No Man's Land" nnd "Keep Ihe Home Fires Burning". Tlie Sudbury pupils sang "Smiles", "Keep the Home Fires Burning" nnd "Over There". Oilier i'hools filtered wete: Lange, of this city, Holland and steelo. The program was opened with a brief talk by w. D. itfeclurkin, sv.- perlnlendenl of Ihe city schools, who loll! of National Education Week, belnsr observed by the schools tin cooperation with the American Legion, Good Weather Brinks Crowds Alter three days of ram, which failed to dampen the spirits of the preparations, the weather man nivoke today with cloud laden skies but gave way to Old Man Sol exactly the minute bombs were shot Into tho nlr to announce the 19th anniversary of (the signing of the peace document. But the weather did not seem to worry the thousands of people who thronged the down town streets this morning. They listened to 'the music of bands from '. surrounding towns and admired their colorful uniforms ss well; as their tunes. They bought poppies sold by the American Legion- auxiliary, which were made by the disabled veterans of the .World war. -They talked about trie weather and the war— all eagdrly awaiting the parade and the football game. Today Is the ex-service man's day 'and many of them will be present at the annual district conference, which will ba held at the hut at 5:30 o'clock. Immediately after the football gnmc all ex-ser- vlcd men are Invited to "open house" at the hut, which -will be followed by the business session. Dr. L. H. McDanfcl of Tyronza, district commander, will preside, and talks •—. will be made by R. w. SIsson. state iiin . rr» commander, and Bert presson. state WEATHER J adjutant. trees, houses and At the first hearing, the damages were fixed nt $600, which the cits- thought too much, and the project was abandoned. But th c IJttle Prairie Road Commission offered to pay part of the cost if the curve was made according to state and county- highway regulations, nnd the project was ngaln taken up. Although tills latter damages sum Is larger than the first sum, the new plans call for almost twice ns many square feet of ground to be vised. Commissioners were W. E. Smith. Dr. J. B. Lstslmw nnd Chris Mchrle. Arkansas—Ffctr, cooler tonight, Friday, fair, warmer in northwest portion. Memphis and vicinity—Mostly cloudy and. slightly colder tonlghU Lowest temperature tonight 48 to 52. Friday partly cloudy. In Paris, but Benes recently rose to the presidency of his land, Czechoslovakia, Tlie wrestling and boxing match- • es, to be held at the legion's arena, will begin at 8 o'clock. Tlie dance nt the city auditorium is expected to draw hundreds of guests. Invitations have been sent to a number of oat of town guests. Members ot the football squad ot the city high school *Ul be guesU of the Legion and all money netted from the dance will be given to the fund for the BlythcvlHe band.

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