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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AK»n fiftim™^ ««, ort rmr ., "*~ * ? '^ 'iri' ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOLUME XXXVII—NO. 229. Blytheville Daily News Blytheville Courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 39/ CLAIMS SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTO VICTOR FIRST ORDER _ ,_ v ^ ' ^ * ., * + f Churchill Tells OfJDe^lsiye Egyptian Triumnh V • rt • -l l ^^1 • ^ 111 Iftlf- LniB«*>»*ii«v. •=—— __ •--•: •' "^- : •• ~~"~~~ '. ~ * : < .. ' • • ."' . ••> Industrial City Bombed; British Sea Patrol Tight LONDON, Dec. 12. (UP) —German planes rained incendiary and explosive bombs and flaming ., oil containers on Birmingham, in the heart of the industrial midlands, hour after hour during the night in a resumption of their total-destruction. >raids. It was the second- blitzkrieg raid for the great midlands city. The first was on Nov. 19. five days after the bombing of Coventry had inaugurated warfare. A big force the new method of of heavy bombing WASHINGTON, Dec. 12. (UP)—Fpur German freighters which' have been trying for three weeks to run "the) ncrease In • Production Impossible Until Bottlenecks Eliminated, Claim British blockade from Tarn- - WASH INGTON, Dec. 12. CUP)~ pico, Mexico were -ill -u- ' A J r S lane " ^ rodll " tio11 is "frozen" coinirpfl fnv fArlo >n , > at the-i,000-planes-per-month level SI tfi \ y ' rW ° have ' antj c *™°t be increased, until a ocen scuttled; one is in the., series of supply' bottlenecks have possession of a Dutch de-1 been eliminated, aviation experts stroyer off the coast of Cu-i saltl "' today - ba;_ the other is still tied up at Tampico with engine trouble. of parts supplied by subcontractors is "the most critical problem, it was said. That?is v a re- I sult - to some degree, the experts Navy Department announced ! said, of improper coordination by TO-n ftfiin*-M.*_/«nn»\i _^ _ ' i t . . _ J night 'that the 6.000 planes attacked Birmingham and' Rh ein had been captured by 'the the surrounding area for hours Dut ch destroyer Van Kirigsbergen last night and again, on a smaller ; somewhere off the coast of Cuba scale/ m the early hours of this The Rein's crew failed in an at- I ™ rmn S- •;:•• tempt to scuttle the ship before Damage was severe in Binning- ~ U — J -•--•-- •• ham city and other places in the the government in placing .defense contracts. There is considerable unused productive capacity that could" be put to work now, they abandoning it, the Navy said No information was available concern- area. Churches, schools, homes and in £ the crew's'fate business buildings were blasted. The Navy spokesman refused to Casualties were heavy. But it was divulge the source of his informa- mdicated that the raid at no timeftion and authorized only a statp- approached the fury of some oth-'l ~"~ A --— .•-.-••" ere, or-gave any sign that Hitler had decided to make good his threat that Britain would now get and harder -blows each harder night. The early said. Airplane production figures are' secret, but informed sources said that military planes— both combat and training—are being turned out at an annual rate of 12,000 - planes or 1.000 per month. War department officials estimated earlier reciting the bare facts. It was the fifth violation within two weeks of the neutrality zone, -._ set up by. western hemisphere re-; But that higher goal will be'de- this year that production would be at the annual rate of 17,000 by the end of this month. and f from, which theyi-layed, informed aviation sources raiding waves started fires with showers of incendiary and oil bombs. Succeeding waves dropped explosive bombs. All--fires w;re^put^out .before midnight, however, and- it; was .indicated that were startedVvhen this morii- the 1 raid was resumed ing. The air and home security ministries described the attack as "fairly heavy." An east midlands town report- C/IUrrl-))- I- V. n ' ' • 1 ------...^« vi . Luiiuil. OUUIV^CJ - T i belligerent activ- said, because steps were not taken icy. in the general area, although six months to a year ago to elimi- nundreas oi miles south of where nate bottlenecks that are keeping tne latest violation apparently .oc- engines, machine tools and such TusSoia^"- — - *- CrUiSer equipment as ^ nition ^sterns .from RUM Brothers New C0f bnjCIeaner MEMPHIS, Dfic. 12. (UP)^John and Mack Rust, world fame several years ago /when they invented a'mechanical cotton picker, announced today 1 , they had invented a cotton cleaning machine that is more exfl§ent ihan nny other device of similar purpose. :|.VV. The Ru.st brothers .said the new machine hnd been tested and •thai" patents had been applied''for. it will be on the market soon, they said. : The invention grew out. of'the need (o Improve the grade of cotton picked by the mechanical picker. Cotton picked by machine had been classed one grade.;lower, than hand picked cotton because of tosh content of the staple. -This meant a value decrease of W to $10 per bale. By use of the new machine, they claimed, cotton "will come out, middling or better." The machine is a long, narrow, box-like arrangement with a hole at one end for receiving uncleaneci coiton and another hole at the other end through which the clean staple shoots into a container. John Rust declined 10 explain the process that cleans the cotton. "Just say the dirt is blown out of the cotton." he said. "Later I'll tell you all about it." . Morgenthau Unwilling To Violate "Spirit" If-Not Letter Of Act I; is the -/second . . • week, pt his .cniise' during- -wiiich < he has been -inspecting sites for new naval and air bases in the Caribbean. It was the first report of Dutch warship activity in this hemi- «,» i-v, u • .sphere. An official of the Dutrh IP »L ^ hea ? eSt / akl whlch that lotion said others werfpa cioat- S?Jl*? 6ndured in . some m ° nfchs > ^ in- Britain's western Atlantic but here, it was said, though the Germans attacked for hours, most of their bombs dropped in plowed fields. A .southwest England town had its first raid of the war. Bombs were dropped at intervals for two hours but it was reported that damage was not heavy. There were nuisance raids in this area. German planes flew pool four times production. ; • Illustrating the''difficulties: '••In- obtaining supplies, the experts cited the case of a manufacturer who produces over 90. per cent of the magnetos used in American aircraft. That concern was asked by the government to quadruple its production. The company, turned to the manufacturer which supplied it with magnets and asked it to expand its production. The latter', in turn, made a similar request'to blockade, but declined to disclose the number. Dutch warships have been cooperating with the British Navy since the fall of the Nether- > r - • , • , lands last., spring They are under che rirm ' which s"PPlwd the magnet control n* H^ T?~ »- i I steel - The steel-mnfrpi- en fho.v conn pi 01 the Dutch government- m-exile in London. The capture of the Rhein brings to a close three weeks of desperate WASHINGTON, Dec. 12. Secretary of Treasury Henry Mor- »enthau Jr., said today".."ho;;'.{.would " ; - ' •jtieyer. joe ..a ; party " v . to '•'Great' "Britain' •~br' lv kny"' try to whom financial assistance ! s barred by the Johnson act. $1600 Cargo Of Whiskey Is Seized A truck load of whisky, bound for Mississippi, was apprehended at Blytheville late Wednesday afternoon and Jim Duckworth, 45, of Columbia, Miss., was arrested as driver of the truck. - /, Released on a $600 cash bond pending his appearance in municipal court Friday where he .will be formally arraigned jpn .two/ or; three charges, officers ' said, Duckworth was compelled to turn his $1600 He told a press conference that load and truck over to county of"spirit" of the Johnson -act, fleers. , (steel. The steel-maker, so goes, advised that it at several places j effort- by the crews of the four German freighters Idarwald but apparently dropped no bombs. London had an all night alarm, which started early last evening and ended only just before dawn. There was firing at intervals, and it seemed that only single raiders were flying over the under the bright moon. their could make no more magnetic steel because the government had contracted for the full use or all its .productive facilities to make armor plate. New York Cotton turn to active service. The Phrygia Sti11 anotner factor which has and Idarwald were scuttled in the rnilitated against increased air- Caribbean. The Orinoco is at Tarn- • craft output, the experts said, is Pico, and no\v the Rhein. accord- the tendency'of the military serv- : "g to Navy reports, has been cap- ices to order numerous changes 'red- after production on a plane has When the war began the freight- startecl - O ne large Pacific Coast r r j ers were holed up at Tampico and I com P an i r - they, said, received three 'remained there until last month I ma J° r change orders from the On Nov. 19 they put to sea but a "" ' short distance from Tampico si<*ht- in tured. prev. Dec. Jan. . 1004 Mar. . 1016 May , 1008 July .. 989 Oct. .. 932 army within a year that required t ,._ u . J ,^ 1V _ re-designing and changes in as- ed warships which they mistook'for semb] 3' and tooling. The Phrygia was' Recently .the army and navy , ---,-. . TJ s P ot ' the Rhein, (have been induced to "freeze" de- open hibh low close close jVnnc-co and Idarwald turned back signs.-they said, arid the industry 1012 1014 1012 1012 1011 It developed that the "enemy ships is looking forward to marked in- 1006 1019 1012 992 937 1004 1014 1005 988 930 1006 1017 1009 988 935 1002 1014 1006 989 9.32 were • destroyers of the United i creases States neutrality patrol. J March. Another attempt to get through the blockade was begun by Idarwald and Rhein on Nov in production by next {The Idarwald was next heard from ! New Orleans Cotton X2^£ ^ j*™^ \ • O the! 29' English Boy Refugee Lives Among Indians Dec. Jan, • Mar. May July Oct. open hibh. low 1017 1019 1016 1010 1010 1009 1020 1023 1018 1012 1016 1012 993 994 991 935 938 935 "I"? *° U , th . Of F e ?tral Cuba. SANTA FE, N. M. 1019 1009 1023 1015 995 940 1011 S93 937 Stock Prices A. T. & T 170 1-8 Am. Tobacco . 69 1-2 Anaconda Copper 27 1-4 Beth. Steel 881-2 Chrysler 77 1-2 Coca Cola 107 Genera] Electric 34 General Motors 50 1-4 International Harvester ... 54" 3-4 Mont. Ward 36 3-4 N. Y. Central 14 North Am. Aviation 171-3 Packard 31-8 Phillips 41 Radio 47-8 Republic Steel 22 5-8 Socony Vac 81-4 Studebaker ...-.;. 8 Std. of N. J 33 7-8 Texas Corp 391-8 U. S. Steel 70 7-8 was abandoning wlSlshb L "a!rT n l°r S a sinkln » : gees. he can tell his Wends he's Z zZ^haf ET =- - = - XTS3"£i- British boarded her but failed her "sinking. The was captured by the Into prevent' Chicago Corn I John has come to Santa Fe to crew live at the U. S. Indian school for tl.e duraion of the \var. the which bans private loans to debt iafanlting nations, is "very clear" 'irrespective 7 of any interpretation that any lawyer might give. "I .consider that the spirit of the. law is very plain," he said. "Several'years ago".!' told that to Senator Johnson. •. "Furthermore, nobody has asked me for a'loan," he added, referring to his current); ^'discussions with Sir Frederick Phillips, undersecretary of the British treasury and chief of a financial • mission, now in this countiy. "Irrespective of nny interpretation that any lawyer might give In view of the spirit of the law I certainly would not be a party to a loan to Great Britain or any ether country if it comes under the Johnson act without being directed by congress," Morgenthau added. He refused to say whether there was possibility that he might ask congress to modify the Johnson act. He likewise declined comment on sections of the neutrality act which bars private credits to belligerents. According to legend, hyacinths sprang from the blood of the fallen Hyacinthus, when slain by Apollo. Promoted to Head Housing Board The truck was stopped on Highway. 61 a . short distance south of Blytheville by State Police Eddie B. David, Deputy Sheriff Herman Spicer and . Deputy Sheriff Webb Greer. Marquess Of Lotlvian, British Envoy, Dies After Brief Illness WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (QP)— The marquess' of Lothian British ambassador to the United States/ who had helped negotiate American "short of war" ivld for his homeland died here today after u brief illness. He was 58. Death came at 2 A. M. and was attributed to uremlc infection. He had been Indisposed for almost n week and was taken seriously ill Sunday night. News of his Illness was suppressed although yesterday at the time of his scheduled address before the American Farm Bureau Federation convention in Baltimore he was reported "cllrvl^Hi! Ill " 'slightly ill. The address in which he predicted a British victory over Germany in 1942 wns read by Neville Butler, embassy counsellor and his ranking aide. " He was an energetic worker for the British cause and took u lead-, Ing role In British purcases of American planes nnd munitions often paving! the way for the official British missions which attended; to details of buying. Lothian declined medical attention during his final Illness. He continued to work long hours in the room nt the embassy where he had confined himself and directed as far as practical, the work of his ' ''" '" since : ]V' ; h the ambassadorial eve of the outbreak of war— he had set new precedents for his post. Unlike his predecessor, Sir Ronald Lindsay, Lothian met frequently with 'the press and made many public addresses. • Glaciers on Mt. Rainier To Vanish in Few Years WASHINGTON (UP)—One of the 28 glaciers covering Mt. Rainier's 14,408 foot eminence is melting- fast and will disappear completely, within a few years, the National j forc the white-faced Herefords Park Service reports. (dominated the range. Deer are Stevens Glacier named for Gen. Plentiful in the area and about 27 Deer, Buffalo and Cows Graze Together in Peace i FORT DAVIS, Te.v. (UP)—Deer, buffalo and Guernsey cattle graze side by side and drink out of the same water tank on the Reynolds Brothers' ranch near Fort Davis. . The Guernsey cattle were brought to the ranch years ago, even bo- Hazard Stevens, first man to reach Rainier's summit in 1870, has become separated from the parent body of ice by a distance of 200 yards. Located on the south side of the mountain, the glacier has melted away until all that remains Is a thin piece of ice a quarter mile long. Light snowfall and high temperature during the past year contributed to the glacier's end, the service reports. buffalo roam the ranch. To an observer on the moon, the earth would never set, but always would remain in about the same place, in the sky. ' The ex-kaiser, when writing to his brother. Prince Henry of Prussia, in 1897, first used the famous phrase, 'the mailed fist." E. B. Chiles Heads County AC A Committee For 1941 Many Italians Trapped; Greek Progress Slows ATHENS, Greece, Dec. 12 (UP) — Violent, Italian resistance slowed down Greek advances toward Elbasun and Tepelini today but on the southern end of the Albanian front, the Greeks moved up the coastal road hindered only by skirmishes with Italian rear guards. On the- north front, in the Mokrn mountains between Pogradec and Blbnsan,. the Itullails counter-fit- tacked, nldcd by regiments of crack reserves but official sources here said the Italians lind be^n thrown back with heavy losses. Greek columns Advancing west from Prcmcdi and north from Argyrokastron toward l^pclini, last major Italian base in south Albania, encountered stlffer ^.resistance from Italians 'barricaded' In mosques and, monasteries along the valleys/Front dispatches said the Italians also were adopting tho Greek method of mountain fighting —moving from one peak to another instead of defending the valley's— although the agile Greek: mountaineers were reported far superior In those tactics. A .spokesman here said the Gfeeks had captured one of the strongest 'natural* fortresses In heights north of Premedl, which had been block- Ing the advance onto Kllsura, 10 miles east ^of Tepelini; Foreign ra- tllq reports that the" Qreefc "Arky- rokastron column, advancing up the Drino river valley; had: occupied Kodra, a mile and a half south of Tepelini," were denied by a govern-' nient spokesman here. A report from Porto Edda said an Italian destroyer, damaged by British bombing raids and seized by the Greeks when they occupied that port, had been recommlssloned captain's bridge reading: "Presented to the Greek navy, by the R. A. P." Soviets, Nnzi.s Negotiate E.--B. Chiles, of Osceola, was re- Clear Lake: Dec. May open 603-4 601-2 high 603-4 603-4 low 60 60 1-8 close •60 1-2 601-4 Chicago Wheat open Dec. 901-8 May 861-2 high 901-8 861-2 low 887-8 85 close 891-8 86 13 Days Left To Buy Auto Licenses LITTLE' ROCK, Dec. 12 (UP^ —The auto license division of the state revenue department to date has collected $255,03975 fro:- sale of 1941 licenses. "W- h 13 days remaining for car. owners to buy their tags the revenue department must take m- '$1,800,000 to equal the amount collected last year from sale of auto licenses. After Jan. 1st a penalty for failure, to have tags goes into effect. A fast-pitched baseball makes the trip from the pitcher's hand to catcher's mitt in about three > tenths of a second. J Salmon, tuna and oysters are the three most valuable fisheries in the United States, in respective order. Livestock Delected chairman of the Mississippi j County Agricultural Conservation Association Committe In a meeting held today in Osceola, following (election of community committeemen in community elections held in South Mississippi County last week and in North Mississippi County this week. Fred Davis, of Leachville, was reelected vice chairman; Charles R. Coleman, of Osceola, was reelected a regular member with C. E. Crigger, of Blytheville, reelected _ first alternate, and J. T. Cromer, iof Cromer. was elected second alternate. j J. J. Pickren, extension agent, [was chosen to serve as secretary for the North end of the county; E. H. Bums, extension agent, for , the south district .and Coy E. Scifres, of Osceola, was elected'White i treasurer. Community commltteesmen for chairman; J. A. Charley Haynes, Alternates—P. S. Lutes, Dolphy BERLIN, Dec. 12. (UP)—German diplomatic activity is focused on -Russia and Jugoslavia, it was learned reliably today. The announcement of a far-reaching Soviet- German trade agreement Is expected soon by Nazis. Long negotiations with .Russia are reliably reported to have been virtually completed. The foreign office is following with great interest the diplomatic moves between Jugoslavia and Hungary which are expected to result In n non-aggression friendship pact. The new Soviet-German agreement, It was understood,, will • be vastly larger in scope than the present one and Is expected to play an important part In Germany's economy for the remainder of the war as well as In Russia's Industrialization program. » LONDON, Dec. 12.; (UP) —Radio Ankara,, Turkey, was heard reporting:, today, that British forces had captured Sollum, just inside from the Libyan border. LONDON, Dec. 12. (UP)-£ Prime Minister Winston'' Churchill told the House.-qf .Commons today that most of three Italian divisions, irfc eluding numerous Blade Shirt units, may have been destroyed 'or captured by the British offensive in western Egypt, where pursuit of Italians in the direction of Libya continues "with the greatest vigor," "The whole coastal region with the-excepfclon of one or two points still hpldlng out is^ In the hands" of British imperial troops," Churchill said in discussing the recapture of sidi Barrani on the Mediterranean coast of Egypt. "It would not be surprising if at least, the best part of three- Italian divisions, including numerous Black Shirt formations/.,were either destroyed or captured.^ -r "The pursuit westward continues with, the greatest vigor," Churchill said,; adding that, 7,000 - prisoners already had arrived''at*- Mersa Matruh, palro dispatches officially estimated the total -number of prisoners at more than 20,000. , The prime minister said that results of the desert fighting," which ended for the time being any threat to Egypt or the Suez canal from Libya, constituted a victory "of the first order." Military sources commenting" on the Egyptian developments - said that from 28,000 .to 34,000 men were believed to have been encircled and captured,by the British"in the Sidi Barrani area and that British naval units In the Mediterranean were shelling the Italians as'they fell back toward Libya, where they must pass through a narrow bottle neck on the frontier near Sollum, if. re-enforcements are not able to halt the retreat, ROME, Dec. 12. (UP) — Pierce fighting Is In progress west of Sidi Barrani in the Bugbug region of the .Egyptian -desert, a high command communique said today., The Italians have inflicted heavy losses on the British, but it was admitted that Italian losses also were considerable. • (Admission that fighting was now going on west of Sidi Barrani • apparently was an 'admission by implication that the Italians had lost that base, as the British announced Tuesday; Yesterday's -Italian high command communique admitted a withdrawal >' only to Sidi Barrani.) = Author^ sources conned | ^ S^f ^0^'^ that Germany was being informed by Hungary of the progress of her negotiations with Jugoslavia "as is to be expected Richard Haynes. Dell: B. S. Simmons, chairman; Russell Green way. Otto Alternates — Merron Hugh Perry. J. from a country Parker, j which stands in such relationship with Germany as a result 'of joining the tri-power pact." Nazi informants said that the attitude o f Germany toward southeastern Europe was that It found In the Balkans a great and vital economic interest. Koehler; Koehler, Half Moon: Claud Duncan, chairman; Glen Alexander, Sam Buck; Alternates—O. M. Mitchell,' Robert Storey. Leachville: M. D. Reed, chairman; James E. Rose. N. B. Hooker; Alternate — John Swihart, Lee Floyd. Tost Cane: A. J. Lewis, chairman; Lewis Baugher. B. G. Gill: Alternates—Dewey Shepherd, A. C. Owens. Manila: L. T. Broom, chairman; Barney Thrclkeld. Will Ballard; . Alternate — Joe Shackleford. Rayi Rl ° Grande rapids of rugged St. Texas Minister Eager To Revisit Wild Area PECOS, Tex. (UP) — The Rev. Milton F. Hill. Pecos minister, is getting restless again. Last summer he made an •into British hands, though they said-that the British had surrounded it. An Italian force, these informants said, still defended the base. Yesterday's communique, they said, in'referring to fighting west of Sldi Barrani, indicated that the British had carried out an encircl-' ing movement. Says "Men Of Violence" Will * Eventually Fail STEELE, Mo. : , Dec. 12.4-The dictators of Europe acted wisely, from their own viewpoint, when they barre'd service and civic clubs from their totalitarian states because such clubs axe a strong anchor for Powheen: Bruce Culp, chairman; were: EAST ST. LOUIS, 111.. Dec. 12. (UP)—Hogs: 12,000—11,000 salable. Top, 6.30 170-230 Ibs., 5.75-625 . 140-160 Ibs., 5.25-5.85 Bulk SOWS, 5.50-6.00 I /, u rr , ' ^ hpnwnfpr Came: receipts 2 ,000-aU sa,a W , ^^tgXSS 2n P ,SSS ' ™" North Mississippi County, elected in community meetings this week, Steers, 9.50-12.40 Slaughter steers, 6.50-13 75 Butcner yearlings, 7.00-11.50 Slaughter heifers, 600-1225 Beef cows, 5.25-6.25 Cutters and low cutters, 3.75-5.00 Armorel: E. M. Regenold, chairman; J. C. Ellis, Andy Harshman; Alternates—E. L. Hale, G. E. Gil- ' Blytheville: J. H. Smotherman, tions after recent Presidential 'chairman; J. W. Maloney. Fielder) Alternates announcement that he would be Perry; Alternates—James Terry, T. Bunch. E. C. May, W. O. Galyeon; Alternates—Gene Matheny, W. E. Crafton. Rocky: Frank I. Noe. chairman; Thurman Yarbro. Ruff Newsom; AJternates—T. W. Baxley, J. M. Howerton. Yarbro: T. F. Jackson, chairman; D. B. Abbott. J. R. Lambert; D. G. Gracey, Huey the new Federal Housing Ad- JB. O'Keefe. ministrator. He succeedsStewart f Bowen: G. W., Potter, chairman; McD6naJd, resigned, whom he P. H. Raspberry, C. H. Hyde; Al- _se>jyed_ as first assistant... ternates—Lee Hill, B. L, Eubanks. Forty and Eight: W. E. Hagan, chairman; Irvin A. Harrison, \V. B. Loflin; Alternates—George Cassidy, Max Ray, Helena Canyon in a 14-foot boat. It was liis third exploration into the wild Big Bend country. He's eager to, repeat the performances. reason and tolerance, Graham . Sdbury, Blytheville attorney and precedented trip up the swirling editor of the Courier" News, told Steele Rotarians at a regular dinner meeting- of "the club here last night. • . "The , world has been panicked before by men of violence and ruthlessness." Mr. Sudbury said in predicting that Democracy would survive the latest and most ssri- ous attempt to push the world back Into the Dark Ages. He declared: that ^service clubs play an important part hi maintaining the nation's determined but courageous .stand against the. challenge of th«: dictators. night much colder Friday, rain 1 Dr. T. K. Mahan and Dr. H. A. changing to snow much 'colder, Taylor, Blytheville-Rotarians, were' WEATHER Arkansas—Rain, colder tonight, Friday rain, changing to snow; cold wave,-hard, freeze Friday or Friday night. • ' ' Memphis and ""vicinity— Rain to- hard freeze Friday night. other out-of-town guests.

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