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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOLUME XXXVII—NO. 224. BlytheviUe Dally News Blytheville Courier, Mississippi Valley Lender Blytheville Herald BMTHttVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, DRCRMBRR G, 1940 SINGLE COPIES FIVE AGENTS British Ship, German Raider Battle Sea Fight May Have Been In 'Safety Zone' LONDON, Dec. 6. (UP)-—A British auxiliary cruiser, identified as the Carnara Castle, apparently operating close to or within the ^American safety zone, battled a German sea raider, disguised as a merchant ship, in the south Atlantic ocean, the admiralty reported today, "and chased the enemy ship northward at".high speed. The engagement took place yes-*—-• ——— • — terday. some 700 miles northeast of Montevideo. Uruguay, not far from the scene of the battle that resulted in destruction of the Admiral Graf Spee. The exact position was not disclosed but it was indicated as off the coast of south Brazil and probably -would fall within the zone set up by the Pan-American conference as a "safety" belt." The British vessel suffered slight damage and some casualties according to the admiralty 'com- munique but the action against the heavily armed German vessel was E DEFICIT. Tfi BE HEW HT President Sails Through I _ f ^ Fortified Zones Inspecting New Defense Bases at such long range that the British ship was unable . to get close enough to attempt 'a death blow or determine what damage was inflicted. The report of the British, ad r mir&lty conflicted with a report broadcast by the Berlin radio this morning, giving the German high command at authority for a com- munique stating that in a battle between German and British auxiliary cruisers in the south Atlantic a British ship heavily damaged. had• been Jt QdRankin Speaks At ^ Farm Bureau Meeting Mississippi County farmers were given .a comparative picture of what might happen.if Hitler.should win the Second World War- and his idea of the effect on the United States if-England .is the Victor;-by J. O. Rankin of-Stieele,'Mo.,' former university professor of economics, in a'n. Address before the Mississippi County Farm Bureau here last Wednesday, nightl '•..'." ,.-,"'• '. ..His analysis followed a,discussion of .;."'American.. Agriculture -in . the War" in .which he took up war and agriculture , from an. economic standpoint. '.'...-. . "Outlining the place of agriculture in time of war and relation of agriculture to the defense program undertaken- by the United States, he pointed out the effect of war on .different commodities and that price fluctuations were usually caused by shortages. He indicated that even in war times prices were By T. F. REYNOLDS ABOARD DESTROYER MAYRANT, In the Caribbean, Dec. 6. —President Roosevelt cruised today through fortified British waters on the third day of his inspection tour of present and contemplated naval and air bases guarding the Western Hemisphere. / His itinerary- ; still remained a secret and details of his. inspections were' not disclosed until they had been made. The president was aboard the cruiser Tuscatoosa, accompanied by the' destroyers" May- .rant-.jand Trippe,. and there were •.Unit^d-vv^States ;:destroy y ers:.;.in.. the. * vicinity on neutrality patrol. r So far, the president has inspected the American naval base at Guantanamo, Cuba,' which will be greatly enlarged, and the site of:a new base off Portland Bight, ad Jamaica, leased from Great Britain-as part of the British bases for over age destroyers trade. .United States' and British residents "of Jamaica were highly pleased with the presidential' visit 'and ;Sir'Arthur Richards, governor "of.'the British crown" colony, told newspapermen aboard the Mayrant: " - : . ' "You must get accustomed to the admiration which other people feel for your president. The establishment of a base here receives a warm welcome, wery much so. The people • of Jamaica recognize it to be of immense benefit to the island apart from its military or naval significance. The- money it will bring in. the employment .and the tourist attractions for Americans will be most welcome." controlled by the two forces of supply and demand, as has always j been true. More than 50 farmers, agricultural leaders and visitors attended the supper meeting at the American Legion Hut. Gene Tompkins of Osceola, newly elected president, of the group which is the second largest in the state, presided in the business session in which plans for 1941 were discussed. New Orleans Cotton Dec. Jan. Mar. May- July Oct. prev. open high low close close 1025 1027 1024 1027 1015 1016 1015 1016 1030 1031 1027 1029 1025 1025 1021 1023 1003 1004 1000 1004 , 943 946 940 946 Overall Defense Fund Debt May Reach Up To Twenty Billions WASHINGTON, Dec. 6. (.UP)— A five year over-all national defense deficit of $10,000.000,000 to $20,000,000.000, was indicated today on the basis of estimates that it will cost the United States $5,000,000,000 to re-arm during that period. The deficit figures are rough. They are based in part on favor- , able developments including mate- I rial reductions in other govern-! ment expenditures and a steady! and sizeable increase in revenue through 1941-45. i- ' Agriculture department economists estimate that approximately $35,000,000,000 .will be required to .finance national defense during the next five years, provided the program is not considerably expanded. Somewhat .offsetting that bulge is President Roosevelt's plan to reduce public works expenditures as defense spending increases. In the current fiscal year budget which was presented to congress last January. Mr. y Roosevelt estimated that the government would spend $8,400,000,000 'against revenue of $5,500,000.000. Eliminating the national defense item of $1,800,000,000 for which he budgeted last January and assuming that a business pick-up and real economy • ultimately . will cut the $2.400,000,000 work relief and public:'.works item in_-\half, r; a budget, h based • on- the-, general"" principles of that'pre&eritett to congress last January would be pared down to $5,400,000,000 for purposes other than national defense. . \ Five years • of'spending at that rate would represent an over-all outlay of $27,000,000,000 for npn- defense costs of government..With the _ ; '$35;000 > 000,000 estimated for defense, government spending lor ,the period would amount to $62,000.000,000. Beyond that sum is the purely speculative, .'question of whether and: to .what extent the United States. will finance - British war purchases here. Great Britain bought nearly SI.000.000,000 worth of" American goods in the year ended-last August. Not all of that was ! for war supplies. But it is not unreasonable to assume- that the British would spend $1.000.000,000 or more a year here for ships, airplanes and other munitions if London had the money and we could produce the goods. • . .. Also in question is the extent to which public works and work relief actually will be reduced under Mr. Roosevelt's - economy program. He is committed to providing work j Training Camps Invaded By 'Flu' SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 0- (UP)—Thousands of the nation's ioldier.s mobilized in training camps along the Pacific- coast tiro 1.1 with influeir/.a, It was reported today. At, Camp Murray, Wash., whore 12,000 men of the 4lst National Guard Division are mobilized, 1400 men were hospitalized in wood- floored tcm.s and it was estimated by officers that 5,000 others have suffered some symptoms of the mile) form of influenza which iwepi the west. Army officers and' physicians were reluctant to reveal exact figures on the number stricken In other training centers scattered through California and Washington. At the San Francisco presidio it was said that there were "several hundred cases'" but at the Monterey presidio, headquarters for the Port Ord encampment, where most of the western troops- are based, officers said the 'influenza outbreak was "trivial." MINIS: Supreme Head Of Italian Army Resigns Post 1014 1028 1022 1002 943 Livestock Dec. Jan. Mar. May- July Oct. open high low close close 1019 1023 1019 1023 1019 1013 1016 1013 1016 1014 1024 1028 1022 1025-71023 1019 1020 1015 1019 1017 999 999 995 999 997 937 942 937 941 935 Rotary Club Has Gridders For Guests } EAST ST. LOUIS. III., Dec. 6. prev. (UP)—Hogs: 10,300—10,000 salable. Top, 6.15 17C-230 Ibs., 5.65-6.10 140-160 Ibs., 5.15-5.75 ;, Bulk sows, 5.40-5.90 Cattle: 900—800 salable. Slaughter steers. 6.50-13.75 Bute, yearlings, ,heifers 6.50-9.00 Slaughter heifers, 6.00-12.25 Beef cows, 5.25-6.00 Cutters and low cutters, 4.00-5.C\ Stock Prices The luncheon meeting of the Rotary club Thursday at the Hotel Noble honored members of the Blytheville high school football team, -who are Arkansas' conference champs, the coaching staff and team managers. " *. Joe Dildy, head coach, introduced the boys on the team, after which Mitchell Best and John Ed James, also of the coaching staff, spoke briefly. Other guests at the meeting were: R. B. McCulloch of Forrest City, Maxwell Bond of Brownsville, Tenn., E. H. Burns and O. B Segraves, both of Osceola, W. N. Felker, of Memphis. and Dec. May Chicago Corn Open High Low Close . 61 611-4 593-8 591-2 Pip IDT Compensation Commission Says Employers Musi Come Within Provisions LITTLE' ROCK. Ark.,— No Claim Cor personal injury benefits was received by the new Workmen's Compensation Commission as it gassed its first day in office Th'urs- day. *' While no industrial accident was reported, the commission warned employers of five or more workers that failure . to obtain -compensation insurance or post-^fcohd •'. as selfrinsurers will subject . them c to a fine and prison sentence, plus a ol an -in jury to a workman.' "We realize that many employers have not met requirements of the law," Chairman Dave .Peel said. "This thing is new. But the law provides that they must obtain" insurance or post a bond to guarantee payment- of claims. , "It is possible that an employer who i'ails to do either may 'H be lucky enough ' to prevent accidents in. his plant. But he will be held liable under the law If n worker is Injured,- on .the job! "An injured' employe of a noninsured K employer can sue the com- pariy for. damages.' The statute provides that such an employer will surrender the usual grounds of defense. when brought into court." Grass Fires Source Of Annoyance To Firemen The "grass fire" problem has become an acute one, according to Fire Chief Roy Head, who said that the grass-burning ordinance will have to be enforced in the Carolina Woman Jailed, Accused Of Aiding Britons To Escape WASHINGTON, Doc. G (UP)— American embassytofflchxls .in Paris advised the state department • to-, day that German secret police have detained Mrs. Elizabeth Deegan, an embassy reception clerk, in Paris at the Chcrche Midi 'prison since Dec. l. The charges against, Mrs. Dec- grin were not revealed and the embassy had received no word directly from the German authorities concerning her arrest. Embassy officials are investigating the appropriate Committee Chairman Sees Government Agencies Working Together i , NASHVILLE. Tenri., Doc. G. (UP) —A program for eliminating Fifth Columnists in national defenses which will save this country mil- ions of dollars and speed up the national program will be presented to President Roosevelt and ,thc department of justice soon, Representative Martin Dies (Dem., Tex.},.. said today. .rDlcs? , chairman of the house committee investlgatingoun-Ameri- can -activities, said his plan might involve' changing- the; National.:"I** bor Relations act to'- permit weeding out subversive elements in vital national defense works. . "The best news I've had in years," Dies said,: "is word from Washington that our has reached complete with the department' of justice and worked out a formula to avoid possible friction and disagreement. It means we will get cooperation from, the Federal Bureau of Investigation which I have been seeking for three years. It means military £uid naval intelligence, the department of justice, our committee and all other government agencies fighting subversive activities will work together. The effectiveness of the work of all will be Increased a hundred fold." matter and "taking action." (Vichy reported that Mrs.. Deegan, a native of North Carolina, was being hold pending investigation of charges that she organized an "underground railway" to help British soldiers escape from France.) The state department announcing its concern in the Incident said: "The department of state received n report from the American embassy in Paris concerning the detention by German police of Mrs Elizabeth Deegan, n clerk in the American embassy. Paris Is tmde a military' government. "On the morning of Dec. 1 two German civilians, presumably mem bers of the German secret police called at the apartment, 'of Mr: .Deegan and- invitedi,her, ,to go tcr the Cherche Midi prison to visit one or more British prisoners." runs decrease. relief for those who must have it.! There is •• a law - against grass On public works, he said he would ! burnin £ but th *s is not enforced cut'to'the bone. But. some public ' in B] y th eville because lack of works will be undertaken on a & eneral cleaning by the city makes national defense basis. It was an- lt .necessary for some property to nounced yesterday : that he would i be burned °y individuals so as to urge congress to proceed imme- get Tid of wfi eds and the like, it To Hold Mission Rally At Nazarene Church The Rev. C. B. Fuggett, nationally known evangelist of Ashland, Ky., and the Rev. Holland London, ROME, Dec. C. (UP) —- Marshaf P i e t r o Badoglio, chief of the general staff, he active commander of Italy's land, sea and air forces, :esigned today. No reason was given. He wns succeeded by Gen. Ugo Snvallero, a comparatively obscure army veteran who had been com- rounding troops on the Italian- French frontier. announced that Gen. lincl taken command It Cavnllero was immediately and that as a rosdlt, ureuiiratlons for n forthcoming Italian offensive against Greere expected to be speeded up. The first newsDaoer nublhhed after the announcement, the noon edition of ' the' Piccolo, made no comment .and gave little prominence to the .change In army leaders. Badoglio has an, outstanding military record, dating back to Hie Italian-Turkish 1 campaign In 1910. , Cavallero 1 had some prominence In World Wai- peace negotiations He headed Italy's military delegation to the Inter-Allied Committee In Versailles after the armistice and was president of the Italian military delegation at the peace conference. He has been a politician us woll as a military man and as undcr-secrctary of war In 1925-28 he worked closely with Benito Mussolini In the reorganization of Italian armed forces. The communique announcing the change in chiefs of staff, an office, responsible only to King Osceola District Names Township Committeemen OSCEOLA, Ark., Dec. 5.—Around seven hundred farmers and,community agricultural the fifteen leaders al- cducatlonal Mississippi County the first four days of this week for the purpose of acquainting themselves with the 1941 farm marketing quota pro-' grain. Speakers at the meetings were E. H. Burns, county agent, and Coy E. Scifres, AAA administrator for the county, both of whom also explained the details of the cotton referendum vote on Dec. 7. Three committeemen were elected in each of the communities who will administer the program In 1941. The names and communities nre as follows: Bassctt, L. E. Speck, Jack U/.. • *-»U»JOl.l/t, U. •*-". VJJJU^A., UJ-Hift. \Jlt~ of Little Rock, will be the princi- ! zcllef woodrow Huslck: Whitton, pie speakers at the First Church P . A> Bullard, F B. bean Jess of the Nazarene Friday night In Bullard; Joiner. J. W. Miller'j B. Victor Emmanuel and .. Premier Mussolini , 'In military , matters read: .,.. v ^-w^-'-'V, •• • _ .„.,,"A roya'l decree announces tha •KWfShnf'-TMctra 1 - sen ted his reslgbatiori "as chief 6 the general/ staff of the Italian ATHENS, Greece, Dec..M ,| (UP)—Hardy Greek Evzone troops swept into Porto \ Edda, Albania's third,, largest port, driving Italians northward in retreat. .On the norf Lhern and centra! fronts the Greeks smashed ahead through ice and snow in"thte direction of Elbason, in the exact center of Albania and only 10 miles from the capital, Tirana. <_" A rear guard of Italian tanks and armored cars was trying desperately to hold them back until the main Italian force could 'establish itself ac Khiamara, 25 miles up the old coastal road from Porta Edda. .,«/'.' An Italian destroyer, Jammed with troops and supplies, was heavily bombed in the harbor before the Greeks entered Porto Edda", and many troops were believed t to have been killed. \\ • (The Alsparch did not ^ statfr whether the destroyer was trying to land the troops but the reference to the Italians retreating from Porto Edda 25 miles north to Khiamara indicated that it was air evacuation, under somewhat similar circumstances but on -. *a smaller scale b the British evacuation of Dunkirk.) • J * " Three fires were reported raging in Porto Edda, presumably set by Italians' to destroy supplies they could not take with them. ,'-- x >i In the north, according to a;gov-^l eminent spokesman here, the Greeks^ had finished mopping up "tfie^ whole kamla Heights northwest^ of Pogradec," where > 500 prisoners" T and much^ material was-captured^ Greeks In that sector^were scarcely'" more.,than 20,^1165 southeast of Elbasan. "~'~" v ~ - -~ - firmy. Another royal decree appoints Gen. Ugo Oavaliero, who 9° the c en trai front the Greek was-, appointed armygeneral for. spearhead wa*s ' reported moving his war merits, as chief of the! along the Devoll -River'in the general staff of the Italian army." Badoglio, continues as president of the National Council of Research, which .sponsors Investigations into both scientific and military Uelds, It was announced. a great Home Mission rally. Wilson, C. W. Friend; Etowah, At the present time. District Su- E arl Brewer, Rufus Clay, Earl WlU diately with the Great ,Lakes-St. Lawrence seaway and power pro- has been pointed out. In most cases of grass burning, A. T. &- T, 167 3-4 A m. Tobacco 69 1-4 Anaconda Copper :... 27 1-2 Beth. Steel 85 1-2 Chrysler 75 3-4 Coca Cola .. /. "... 103 General Electric 33 1-8 General Motors 49 1-2 Int. Harvester 54 1-2 N. Y. Central 133-4 North Am. Aviation 17 ject because "the. United States those doin B th e work take necessary needs the St. Lawrence seaway for precautions-and there is no danger defense." That project cannot be but some one passing sees the fire undertaken with small change. j and an al arm is turned in. A definitely favorable aspect of' Each fire run costs fche citv a the nation's financial situation is minim unr of $16.50. the assurance that treasury revenue Two runs were m &dc last night will increase so long as we arid the for ^rass fires. One was at the rest of the world are operating on ba y° u on Franklin street and an- a war economy. Business indices already suggest a boom-around- the - corner although American spending for defense scarcely has begun. The boom thus far is a creation of actual British spending and United States ;. government commitments to spend for armaments. ' ' Packard Phillips 3 1-4 .- 40 Radio .;•; : . 5 Republic Steel 22 1-4 Sccony Vac 81-2 Studebaker 77-3 *Std. of N. J ; 33 1-2 Texas Corp .- 381-4 U. S.. Steel 68 Chicago Wheat Dec. Open High 901-8 9H1-8 Low pn Close 603-8 603-8 595-8 595-8 May . 867-8 867-8.851-2 855-8 Discuss Legislation For Public Schools A round table discussion on the subject of good legislation for schools was conducted at the regular meeting of the" Arkansas Education Association study group in Manila Monday, j. H. Mullins, superintendent of Dell schools,'led the round table. - Legislative ideas approved by the A. E. A. were discussed with a view toward securing their adoption by the state. legislature. t Miss Carolyn Haley and Miss Myran Byrd, accompanied by Mrs. John Morris, sang "Pale Moon", by Logan. The group v?lll .have its next meeting on Monday. other was at the Corner of Fifth and Park streets. Airplane Crash Death Toll Climbs To Nine CHICAGO. Dec. 6 (UP) — The death toll from the crash late Wednesday" of a United Airline 21- passenger plane rose to nine persons today as government investigators renewed a study of hazardous weather conditions at the time of the accident. Florence Little, 22, Chicago, the stewardess, died : at a hospital when a,blood transfusion failed to speed her recovery from H skull fracture. Fire Damages Small Amount Of Loose Cotton Fire damaged a quantity of cotton in a seed house of Lee Gin Wednesday night, avout 7 o'clock. • The flames were extinguished before a large amount had been burned. < '.-• - perintendent London and Evange- C Picrson W F " list. Fuggett are on a tour of the 'sack, W. 6. House; Hatcher J T" entire, state In Interest of home Lee, Carey Eason, George Dicker- missions, and their service in Ely- S on; Wilson, J. E. Grain, D Ohlen- theville will be a climax to their dorf> R , H . Craig; Osceola, C. B. work in this section of the state. Driver, M. E Pope, R M Cox' according to the pastor of the local Carson, J. T.' Cromer. J. C " Kirk- church, the Rev. Fletcher Spruce, patrick, V. G. Mann; Kciser, C F The Rev. Mr. Fuggett has travel- Ford, B. R. Moore, C. R. Coleman; ed In practically every state many Burdette, Edward Segraves, F. O. times, and has been here in evan- Anders, C. B. Jarrett; Luxora. W. A week ago. Greek war dispatches reported that .Badoglio .had gone to Albania to supersede Gen. Dba',- clo Soddu, uhder-secretary of. war in charge of the Greek campaign, and try to prevent rm Italian disaster thore. Italian officials denied it. Badoglio held the same position in the Italian army that Gen. Wilhe'lm Kcltel holds in the German army und Mussolini took him along on one of his recent trips to confer with Adolf Hitler, so that he could talk with Keitcl, 'who accompanied Hitkr. Often called "Italy's greatest living soldier," Bado^llo was an ardent-nationalist, but was closer to the monarchy than to Mussolini's Fascist regime, which, at "its Inception, he offered to destroy. Mussolini's Blackshlrts , then were marching on Rome and Badoglio cold the king that if he would Jet gellstic campaigns on other occasions. The Rev. Mr. London, who conducted a revival in the Church C. Howard, W. L. Hanna. Gilbert Lynch. uuw.v<_vi a. ii^vivai ill cut. v^liuiuu mm • | •• of the Nazarene in this city last Material Necessary winter, is in charge of the tour, and will present the cause of home missions in the service. He has for the past five years been superintendent of the Arkansas district. The services begin at 7:30 o'clock. For Red Cross Arrives All material necessary to fill the local Red Cross sewing and knitting quota of finished products has now arrived and efforts are being (made to secure enough sewers and Knifed Dies* [knitters. Mrs. E. R. Mason, who is j A&llli U; 1SICO j ^ phovrro nf tViie wnrl- ctnfnrl l-n- White Man Is Sought Officers are still seeking a white man who will be charged with murder following the death of Alice demons, 24-year-old negro woman who was the apparent innocent, victim of a Main street stabbing Saturday night. The woman died last night after having been stabbed by a white man who, in company with another man, was jostling through a crowd at the corner of First and Main streets when he started stabbing with n long knife, eye witnesses told officers. The woman was directly In his path and unable to escape as did several, companions. Officers were told that the two men then ran down the street South and then East. Into an alley. of this work, stated to- in day. Thread, needles and material will be furnished anyone who will vol- telephonlng Mrs. Mason at 303 or Mrs. Bob Gwyn at the local Red Cross office, 263. Garments to be made include' sweaters for men, women and children, baby layettes and women's dresses. Carabarini. he would "drive those Fascist upstarts into the sea." Eadoglio Is 69; tall, gray and usually soft-spoken. He distinguished himself in the Turk campaign In 1910; helped reorganize Ihe Italian army after its disastrous defeat at Caporetto In the World War and become command- er-in-chlcf of the army a few weeks before the armistice. He took up the sword again for Mussolini In the Ethiopian campaign became known as the "conqueror of Ethiopia," and was appointed viceroy of that country only to.b called back to Rome to organize the army for the conquest of Al bania and the general European war to follow. A shake-up in the Italian com mand was not unexpected. Belabored by the British Mediterranean fleet, blockaded at Gibraltar, stall ed in the Egyptian desert and un dergoing one defeat after anothe: in Albania, Italy's armed forces evidently were due for some stern handling. WEATHER Arkansas—Mostly cloudy with showers in east and south portions beginning late tonight'or Saturday, Police Signals'Crossed In Spanning Continen McKEESPORT, Pa. , (UP) — Me Keesport police are working closelj with police of Long Beach* Cal. nowadays — in fact, 'much .more closely than they would wish. The local police radio system operates on the same frequency as warmer tonight, cooler hi west the Long Beach hookup, and the >esh area> 35 -miles southeast of Elbasan 7 The northern and central front now were converging into one east and south of Elbasan. The southern 'ront, meanwhile, had spread into three main actions. On the upper end, the Greeks were rushing ahead f rom _ PrpmEtl, which £h|v captured two days ago, toward Sosoura, 15 miles northwest, hop-' ng to gain Tepelinl, an important 10 miles west of, Kosoura, sefore the Italians could find'Ta breathing spell and entrench.-in ,hc center of the southern front;' • .he Greeks approached Argyrokas- tron. The southern extension^ of .his front 'ft the Porto Edda sector! The Greek and Italian radio stations were disputing the vulnerability of Argyrokastron, one of tfie key points In South Albania. The Italian radio was heard broadcasting that "Argyrokastron ,is ours and -will remain so until the end ' ' of the war." The Greek radio replied that "the next 48 hours wGl positions we have taken so far." The radio station at Argyrokas- tron was said to have beeli silent for two days and it was reported that fires' raged in " storehouses if. the town. . . A government spokesman . said Greek airplanes, had dive-bombed an Italian mechanized column and apparently destroyed It, and th'at Italian barracks and troop concentrations also had been bombed. The region of the air activity was "not given but it was believed to "be around Tepelini. "{"". A government spokesman said several more villages north of medi had been captured. IThe Greek radio was heard Budapest broadcasting that. ..the Greeks captured Premedi in : bayonet fighting and that the Italians had fled so fast they abandoned loaded cannon, which . the- Greeks turned and fired after them.) portion Saturday. Memphis and vicinity— Increas- signals crossed. forces are continually getting their ("finished the. job. Slays Possum, Nocturnal; Visitor, In Poultry House She had never had enough nerve to kill a chicken but. Miss Cleo Bradley managed to ."murder" an intruding o'possum last night wtieh the ; animal got, into her poultry house, 524 North Madison street. When Miss "Bradley heard a, noise she grabbed a" piece of bed railing and ari axe .before going to investigate the: peculiar sounds^f She struck" the animal with the railing to stun it and the a» The 'o'possum was a fine ing cloudiness and warmer tonight, Calls from the McKeesoort radio o'posstims gp--for It weighed, ^' Saturday, cloudy with showers. have been picked up in. Melbourne,, pounds. 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