The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 17, 1940 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 17, 1940
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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1940 BLYTHEVTLLE YARK.) COURIER NEWS Uncle Sam's 'Merry Christmas' Rings World More Hum Ever Americans are digging down in',o Christmas shopping funds to send supplies and gins to war's unfortunates. Are all these fluids worthwhile? Just how much good do they accomplish? Tills 'article marshals the lacta and figurp.s ihai give the- nil- • .SVl'fr.S. '-* • # -K . " By BERT II. DAVIS KEA Service Special Correspondent NEW YORK, Dec. 16. — Merry Christmas'! The'United States is saying that LO the world these days—.saying it with money, and food, and warm; with medical supplies and' ambulances, cod-liver oil for kids and bicycles tor convalescent soldiers. Christmas gifts from the United Stales are being rushed across the Atlantic and Pacific almost daily. Right up to Christmas Day people will be giving money to be cabled abroad and applied to make Christmas as merry as it may be. Merry Christmas, then, to: Sendiuo 'Christmas Gifts Abroad Accuse Texan Of Fraud In 'Sale' Of 'Oil Lauds' PAGE 1'rlKKK Junior Red Cross rnembers in Washington .show 5 he late British Ambassador l-orii Lothian some the Christmas toys they're sending to English children. in December went the first 5000 of t warm used clothing -and new many thousands ol' food packages ' to be distributed by Red Cross workers to prisoners in German concentration camps and prisons. BRITISH CIVILIANS—Just before Christmas Day, stevedores in an unnamed British port will un- POLITICAL PRISONERS-Early load 17(5 cases and 37 bales of take your Holiday Traps by GREYHOUND BUS hand-knitted garment.?, together with 12.000 blankets and many shoes. The Bundles for BrViin campaign will soon send other similar material for air-raid victims, including mobile canteens, surgical and medical supplies, children's cots for air-raid shelters. The British War Relief Society has already raised $3.500.000, sent supplies worth $1,500.000, seeks $20,000.000. The British-American Ambulance Corps has given money for 409 ambulances, adds three a day. The American Committee for evacuation of Children has been unable to receive as many children as expected, so spends its money for blankets, sleeping bags, cod^ liver oil and vitamin foods for i homeless British children. GALLANT GREEKS GETTING HELP, TOO THE GREEKS—Contributions of $169,000 were received in the first few days by the Greek Wur Relief Association, seeking $10,000.000. CHINA—Each of 150 "Bowl of Rice" parties will soon benefit the American Bureau for Medical Aid to China. More than .$750,000 has been raised in the past 40 months for medical supplies. The China Emergency Relief Committee has begun to raise a million dollars. Chinese colleges, carrying on undet staggering handicaps, will get $600.000 "of American support this , year through the Associated Boards for Christian Colleges in China. Thousands of Chinese "\Var- phans" will owe their _ Christmas cheer to the Golden Rule Foundation's work through Madam Chiang Kai-shek. UNOCCUPIED PRANCE—Here the Quaker Friends' Service Committee brings in almost the only ray of light, with $25,000 a month permitted to pass through the money blockade, plus another $25,000 allowed'to go to Switzer- Was Old at 62 GETS VIM, PEP, FEELS YOUNGER Tra 62. Felt my asc every bJt. But Ostrcx gave me I rim and pep tliac raakes tnu reel many years younger." — A. S. Honop. Napa. Ca!. OsTuEX cablets contain tonics, stimulants often needed after *0 — by bolles lucking Iron, calcium, phraphorus. Iodine, vitamin BI. For men and women. A 73-year old DOCTOR writes: "It did so much for patient*, I took It myseir. Results line." Get 35c O^TREX | today for 2<5c. If not delighted, maker refunds this 1 price. You doa't risk • penny. Start taking tortay. | laud, where supplies arc bought. FINLAND. THE CZECHS. POLAND—Through committees of their friends aucl .sympathisers in the United .States, a trickle of help and .'Yule cheer will get through. Finland still can get- cargoes direct through one port unblocked by ice or war. The others are, of course, at the mercy of the Germans, LARGER CONTRIBUTIONS SEEN FOR NEXT YEAR All this adds up to large sums of money, time, and sympathy. The American Red Cross has spent for war relief in Europe since September. 1939, about $6,195,846. It has sent to the European continent and to England clothing valued at $3,277.016. The people of the United States have given the Red Cross $21,698,463 for war relief since Hitler marched westward. Spending of thus fund properly comes to a peak around Christmas and the winter season. The volume of foreign relief contributions may reach $70,000,000 in 1941, observers believe, but since 1941 bids fair to be a fairly prosperous year, this is not expected to interfere with the two billions which Americans annually pay out for welfare and religious work at home and overseas. Thus the United States says "Merry Christmas" to the world. Here's list and status ' of fund drives for war-hit nations: China Emergency Relief Committee—Goal:' $1.000.000. Obtained: .between" $75,000 and $80,000. ; Queen Wilhelmma Fund (Dutch relief)—Goal: $3,000.000. Belgian Relief Fund—Goal: $50,000 to £60,000 to care for 20,000 Belgian refugees in England. •' Norwegian Relief Fund—^No specified goal. Finnish Relief Fund—Goal: $3,700,000. Campaign successfully concluded. Polish Relief. Committees-Goal: $2,000,000 per month . for food and clothing, with 'total need up to $100,000,000. : ' " Greek War Relief Association- Goal $10,000,000. Obtained: $169.000 at last report. British War Relief -Society-—Goal: $20,000.000. Gosnell News Blytheville men allegedly lost. $400 each in an "oil land deal' 1 which led io arrest of j, L Me-' Cullnr. 40. of Dallas, Texas, who has been charged with obtniuimr money under false pretenses. _ Russell parr, local oil dealer, und Jim/nic Terrell, tanner of near Armorel. each paid MoCulln.- $400 cash a,s the dow^i payment on "oil Jowl in Texas," and failed to obtain a deed. Deputy Prosecuting Attorney H. G. Pm-tlow announced •HoariiiK for MoCullur, who is in the county jail hero, is expected to be held this week. McCullar was introduced hereby O. s. Rollison, of a local real estate company, who hud known him at SliitlgArt. Ark., a number of y*ftrs nub. Certain developments aroused Mr. Rollison's suspicions and ho made a trip io Dallas where he learned offlclnfc of the Santa Uuid Company, which Mc- claims to represent, were serving terms in the federal penitentiary and that the company becaiM.i insolvent, six months r.^o, he told offleer.s upon his return. Former Holland Resident Dies In Tain-Car Crash HOLLAND, Mo., Dec. l7.~-.The Rev. David. Strode, formerly of Holland, who was Instantly killed in an accident Sunday night at Mulberry, Kan., in which his two companions .were also killed will be buried here Wednesday, lie was 36. Funeral rites will be held at the Baptist Church at 2 o'clock with burial in Little Prairie Cemetery. Mrs. Strode and their six months old son will cacompany the remains. from Kansas City, where the family lived since moving from Holland a year ago. The Rev. Mr. Strode was in un automobile struck by a train at Mulberry, where he was conducting an evangelistic meeting for the Pentecostal Holiness Church of which he was an evangelist. Reared at Holland and Braggadocio, the Rev. , Mr. Strode has numerous relatives in mis section with members of his immediate family, his mother, Mrs. Mattie Strode, and a brother, Colbert, of Braggadocio, and three sisters, Mrs. George Acuff of Braggadocio and Mrs. Ollie Sherwood and Mrs. Violet Patoum of Holland. The remains, which were due to arrive in Holland this afternoon, will be at German Under- Taking Company, Steele. From. Bad to Good . . . Q5IREXi— for f/7or'a/fer 40"/«f down j Party Honors Three Bros. .Drug Comimny and stores everywhere. "Merry Christinas" With DIAMONDS HOLIDAY SPECIAL DIAMONDS One beautiful center stone with six smaller diamonds, handsomely mounted in yellow £olcl. Specially priced at •*49' Any Gift Sold On Convenient Terms National Guarl Men. A Christmas party given by the Youn^ People's Union of the Gosnell Baptist Training Union at the home of Mr.. nrul Mrs. James NIerstheirnei honored three members who will leave soon for National Guard Camp. J. C. Eubanks. DeWitt Van Cleve and Bernie Eubanks were the ?i'ests of honor for whom the affair was a farewell party. Thp wentv one present received gifts from the Christmas tree after v/hieh Christmas games were played under the direction of Mrs. J. L. Newsom. In addition to the gilts, the guests of honor received New Testaments from Mrs. Newsom. The Nierstheimer home was decorated in red and green garlands, a lighted Christmas tree and other holiday decorations. Hot chocolate and cookies were served the group. JEWELRY & OPTICAL STORE Florida Bees Busiest TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (UP)—The Florida bees produce three times a.s much honey as is gathered in any other state, according to sta- tist ics compiled here. 149 Youths Enroll For -hNYA Construction Work There have been 149 Mississippi County, youths signed up for work on the National Youth Administration project to be started in Blytheville' at once and it is expected .that, between .40 and 50 negroes will be • signed up this week: - - •. The job, which will be construction of' a -NYA ' building on the high, school campus,^ is, expected to get underway within a few days. The county welfare .division with Marvin Crittenden ,as director, and BlythcvUle Chamber of Commerce with J. , Mell. Brooks as secretary, are cooperating : in, securing the youths, who may live in outlying districts as'transportation is expected; to be furnished.' ' addition to the 149 already registered, more white youths can be used, and negroes between the ages of 17 and 24 years may register before the eiicl of the week for the project, it was announced. Grid Champions Arc Acclaimed (Continued from' Page i> undergone nn operation for up. Among the out-of-town guests "Gold" n«ie, famous old-time Mm! slur and now a talent .scout' unrt assistant coach at the University ol Mississippi, Kiitfene Smith. sports writer for the ,/onesboro iSvuninu Sun. Conch James.. A, PitckcU of Joinor and formerly of BlyLhovillp, liiui si number of others from various parts of Northeast Arkansas. The climax of the banquet' was the showing of th« movie film of iho 1040 Alnbiima-VmulerbiU fool- bull 's Job Distim tiv* PIIILLTP3, Me. <UP)~Mrs/Etta<A\< Vase !s Maine 1 .-? only -licensed wo- '' man motion picture operator, "* Two nights weekly she presents a - ** two-hour ihow at tlit local then tor, r • ~"* NEW YEAR'S RVE DANCE Owen'Zuck and HKs ORCHESTRA * Sponsored by the Blytheville Bachelor Club City Hall According to Atlanta, ' Gu., police, four years atjo Gordon Price was u "tough'customer;" i:i the underworld of AthuiUi, <ia. In i 1930 he reformed and today he is a Baptist mini ,ter. He's pictured above, kneeling for'the "layinti on of ha.ids 1 ' ceremony in which he wu; ordained. Bits of Toes Sacrificed, Now He's in the Army BUFFALO. N. Y. (UP) — A Ifl- year-old West Falls, N. Y., youth sacrificed a small part of each of his toes to join the army. Denied .-nlistment because of a slight de- "ormlty in his feet, Thomas Grenier underwent an operation to :Hminate the defects. He then was accepted for Immediate service in Hawaii with a lewly created unit, known as the Radio intelligence Company. Wisconsin Cheese Output To 370 Million Pounds MADISON. Wis. (UP)—Wisconsin produced 370,000.000 pounds of cheese in 1939, u record output and 53 per cent of the nation's supply, according to the state and federal •/nop reporting 'service." Production of condenscry products hist year 'totaled 94fj.000.ODO pounds, nearly 28 per cent of the nation's supply. It was the second largest-output la -Wisconsin his- torv. The United States has 30 per cent of the world's railway wlie- PHONK 511 And ask Don Kd wards about this Xmas gift he is giving- with each Portable Typewriter .sold between now and Xrnas' ' BUY YOUR HOLIDAY ! LIQUORS & WINES BY THE CASE AND SAVE MONEY Complete Stock BLYTHEVILLE LIQUOR SHOP 107 S. 2nd Phone 167 FOR SALE SHIBLEY'S BEST FLOUR Barrel ....................... 48 Lb. Sack ..................... . 24 Lb. Sack .......... ....... 65c 50 Lbs. Lard ........ . . .......... $3.25 100 Lbs. Sugar ...... ..... C. ABRAHAM Ash & Broadway Phone "816 There are 17 acres in the White House grounds. GIVE HER NEWLY DECORATED BEBR00M or KITCHEN * A GLASS TABLE TOP ANY SIZE OU SHAPE HEAVY CRYSTAL OR [MIRROR fcLASS GLASS DRESSER TOP CUT TO FIT ANY TABLE FULL-SIZED BOOR MIRRORS REMEMBER — WE ARE HEADQUARTERS FOR TRUE-TAGG PAINTS^-1PITTSBURG GLASS ENTERPRISE WALLPAPER ARKANSAS PUNT, GLASS 105 K. Main St. It. (.!. Colcninn Phone 711 John Burnett, Mgr. Here's A Smart Business Man V He may not keep regular office hours, cr wear a white collar every day in the week—but he's a business man just the same. And he has to be a ^ood one. Lots of people would be surprised at the hi^h degree of business skill required for successful farm management. A farmer is the proprietor, plan-maker, production superintendent, workman, and secretary-treasurer—all in one. He must keep up with new developments in the agricultural industry, and keep his own many-sided business operating- smoothly the year 'round. " ' To such men the First National Hank of Blylheville offers a convenient, time-saving: banking service designed to meet the year-round needs of the farming business. Open your First National checking account now. Then next spring, if you need cash to start the new crop." call on us for your crop production loan. THE FIRST NATIONAL, BANK IN BLYTHEVILLE "The Only National Bank in Mississippi County" MEMBER FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION

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