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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 19, 1940
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THURSDAY. DECEMBER 10, 1940 BLYTHEVTLLE (AUK.) COURIER NEWS FUNNY BUSINESS ,15 mm M Country Devastated, Ravaged By Civil N Warfare Doesn't Want More BY HENRY P. Unite*! l*ress Stafl' Correspondent ^ ZURICH, Switzerland (UP) — Kvtryiliing- in Spain looks run down and in disrepair. The ravages of the civil war which ended more U)an 18 months ago are 1 visible on ^11 sides. An en lire .section of ?Aadrid is a were ghost, town without lights and will) few inhabitants for miles. f-.'vpu in mid-town there are buildings .still showing ihe pockmsrks of bullets and shrapnel. i In some of the ruined apart- ^jnent houses poor people Jiang a f 'sheet, or rug over the. holes in their •vails nnd live as though nothing had happened. However, the whole '^astern section of the city came, through the war comparatively unmatched, and the bull-ring was untouched. I arrived when Madrid \va.s ex- riiirly Friends Help 'Uncle Hiram' Cox Cclebraic 81st Birthday at Osceola O6CEOLA. Ark., Dee. 18. —"Undo. Hi" Uiiram; C'ox, one of the most, popular ami well known porsonal- itle.s in Oseeola had u binhday Tuesday and around 30 of his friends came io enjoy a turkey dinner ut his home with his daughter. Emma Cox, while many more came in after dinner ! to offer, eongnitulnUoMS upon his 8) years. Christmas trees on both sides o." the doorway, tmc-ircled in cedar ,1'rom which liny blue light.s glowed. and a large wreath efnterinjs vhe "Jie cioi'.sn'i miml the c«l<l—-he used (o J)c a janitor in an should be. The next day a uixi 1 Wisconsin Cht-.-sc Also tilting over the release of a supply of beer and the reappearance of ra j tuxLs for the first time'in months.' .Spectacle for Himmier The day Heinrich Himmier, Nazi Gestapo chief, departed after charged me a pre-19t>9 price for a| MADISON, Wis! (UP)—Although ( Pll - l» i IA rte»t /A) i v *t t'm >ti si .1 *-! /i^*1 /\sl I : t-.. *•_ ) i .. Dell News ' f conferences with Gen. Francisco Franco, I waited in the rain for live hours to see the military spectacle. Madrid buildings were hung with flags in his honor. Some of the Nazi flags had swastikas printed backwards. At intervals of 100 feet special police guarded the route Himmier was to Uike. At the airport there was unusual bustle. Smartly uniformed German offtcbrs stood talking in " small groups. Spanish officers looked expectantly down the road to Madrid. Civilian plane passengers were^ ignored. Eventually there was a roar of motorcycles, followed by a cavalcade of big American cars. The. officers snapped to attention, .saluted, and Himmier stepped smiling into a lobby that was as quiet as a church. After t-wo or three words with each officer, he passed within a'foot, of me and on to the landing field. There he briefly reviewed a squad of Spanish soldiery, to the accompaniment of a brass band playing the Spanish anthem, then he stepped into one of the Junkers and zoomed off into the east. I was surprised at the lack of precautions taken about strangers. There £were jJic* questioning ofi onlookers? no "rules laid down.-- But the performance went off like clockwork:!--"" Some New Uniforms The soldiers deployed along the way had been dressed in new uniforms of blue with red trimmings. There had not been enough new \ ones to go around, however, so the r last few miles to the airport had been guarded by gendarmes in the old uniform of tricorn hat and cape of dark blue. New uniforms are an. unusual thing for Spain, for everything seems to be old. The hotel where Himmier stayed, for instance, was the Ritz, but the only indication of its name was the weather stains left by a long defunct neon sign removed from its top floor long ago. The overworked trolleys, according to many Madrillenos. should have been junked years ago. Now that there is so little gasoline available for automobile travel, they carry three times the load'for which they were intended. The buildings need paint, and hundreds of them need repairs. It is almost impossible to get eggs in, Madrid. The bread is almost black and you are allowed only one piece at a inert?.! jfiji pier is rationed and .scarce. Often it is rancid when you get it. The coffee is "ersatz" and exceedingly distasteful. Sugar is hard to get. Spaniards are allowed meat three times a week. One day a week is ".set aside as "one dish day 1 ' which means that only one main dish can be served, with the usual supplementary dishes of soup, dessert, fruit and bread. Food Smuggling: Goes On The restrictions on food and cigarettes foster quite a smuggling business in some of these products. If you know the proprietor of a restaurant you can usually get what you like, although with the lack of fate Spanish cooks arc hard put to it to offer much variety. You can still get American cigarettes for about 50 cents a package. Although the food in Spain is not good, the farther north you go the better conditions seem to be. j Barcelona, which was bombed i numerous times, has been repaired j to a large extent and looks more j prosperous than Madrid. Its har-1 bor. however, is crowded with idle Spanish ships. The beggars, so noticeable in Madrid are few in Barcelona, and there are far fewer ragged children picking up cigarette butts for resale, from the streets and cafe floors. Farther north near the French border in a small country town, I found that bombs had left gaunt and bare walls. I was shown the ruins of an air raid shelter, directly hit, where 27 citizens lost their lives. But the strolling hour, from 8 to 9 in the evening just before Spain eats dinner, sees the senoritas and senorS) walking round and round, the main square, or "Rambla," to see and be seen as though things were ail as they Celebrates HirthOuy Gloria Ann Tate celebrated her fifth home She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Tate. Nine friends were present for the party. After games were played, refreshments were served. Balloons and candy were given for favors. residents Germany and Scandinavian counirie.s. Wi.seon.sin produced O.L'(iO.OOO pounds of Italian cheese last year, or more than -17 per cent of the amount produced in the United States. doorway spoke cheer to the guests. Inside the hirjje interior of the C'ox home was a more festive ur- ranyi-jm-ni with two blue and silver Christmas Iree-s on each end of the mantel and a row of blue light;; in the cenlcr. Other greenery and lights wound around the large mirror over the mantel, The Following dinner, the gaged in various card yames or conversation. Tho guest list included Dr. and Mrs. W. J. Shod- dan, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Prrwlli, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Bryant, Mr. ami Mrs. Ben Butler. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Green, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Coble, Mr. and Mrs. U, J. Hale, Mr. and Mrs. E. 11. Hlley, Judge S. L. GladLsh and Mrs. GladLsh. Mr. and Mrs. Roland Green of Blythpvllln, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Cox, Walter Cox Jr.. Mrs. Tulmadgo Tonualf', Malcolm Shannon, i,. w. Wallers, i). H. Black wood and j! L. Williams, v:ho could not be present on account of Mrs. Wil- PAGE THREE Mr. Cox and hi.s wife, the lute Mr.s. Hiram Cox, niimti to O.sceoln in 19D1 and engaged in fumiing until his rtMlrement about ten years ' opening between living and dining !l oO. Horn in 1859 in Aurora, room was outlined with cedar and lights; ten potted poin.settia and ornamental peppers went phi'.'ed on other pieces of i'urni- Lure. Beneath a Raphael's yisline large of Madonna over the bookcase, wa.s an arrangement ol 1 the Manger Scene, wise men and shephrrds. Red roses mul red candles in double crystal candelabra were used on the dining It is i-aid human beings are born with the ability to make 500 basic- gestures. An average of one person has been accidentally killed every IB minutes for the past 10 vears. Was Old at 52 NOW PEPPY, FEELS NEW, YOUNGER "I'm only 62 but. foil OLD; nr> weak, e.xhiuwH-il. Tlieu O.itri'x tuUi't.s KHV» IM>. i«?ji. 1-Vi-l youn<<T."—> II. U. Johnson. HiHailolvWiv. O^'V'Kr.X i-onv»lu» tonic*. mlniuULitlH ofii-n lu'iMcil ivficr 41V -bv bodies liicKtiiii Iron, civlcliiiu. yUuijulioriw. Icwllnc, Vltinnlu III. I'or men mul woniixu. A 7-i-y<'»r oW UOOTOU. vvrllod: "It UW so mui'li for patients. 1 look U myself. .Result-* Hue." Oi 'Me OSTKKX today lor i!!>c. If not <IHIghii'<f. umtUT rcnnuls ilils jirli'o. Von don't, risk u iH'iiny. Start gi'tilnz now ni-nTOOM'. ho spent hi.s younger life a.s pilot on steamboats on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers as the men of his families had done for two generations. Hi.s father, Jacob Cox, wa.s a pilot on boats in the federal .service during the Civil War and a priy.ed .piciuiv in Mr. Cox's room shows his fftlhpr in the uniform of UIP North with the two shoulder bars indicating his rank. An uncle of Mr. Cox served on the .side of the Confederacy and wa.s captured by his own brother in an encounter between two boats on Red Rlvor and sent a.s a prisoner to Ship Island, He WAS never hmd of attain. The hilc Mr.s. Hiram Cox was Mary Feeley of County LeiUmtm In Northern Ireland. Her mother belonged to u family of the wealthy landed gentry but was disinherited by her hither when she eloped with her father's eoacmnn; the young couple immigrated to America, bringing little Mary when she Wfl.s two years old. Michigan Helps Aliens Prepare To Be Citizens LANSING, Mich. (UP) ~ The department of public instruction iias a new program of adult education under way In an oH'ort, to intensify fiti'/.enshlp U-.iininfe. Dr. Eugene B. Elliott, superintendent of public Instruction, issues a buHetln lo nil school administrators to cooperate fully with the education division of the Works Progress Administration in sponsoring citi/enship classes for aliens who would be cut oM" from employment. If they did not- flnnl "Recent developments • excluding nlicns fi-om certain government work and from some private employment, has precipitated a new problem." Dr. Elliott said. "Many aliens have never. 1 been given ,:i chance-, in our educational sys- _ l,em, to become citi/ens, f "In times of emerftpncy, it, is not I'lioiigh that wo become cognizant of a lack of instructional services but rather, that we set inlo motion machinery to discover i lie citi'/.enshlp needs in the com- munlUes and mnke MM of all educational .services available — local, state and national." He. said cooperation of the WPA education division would be soiiRhl, i anil co-sponsorshii> assured to i provide uccommodntlons for the j classes and resources necessary to such a program, i Don*! 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SHOP AT STOKES OFFER TOtt "fexatC BARGAINS NSQN'S SPECIALS AVID DELIVER PHONE BIG VALUE GIFT WRAPPING BOX ASSORTMENT Contains everything the average family would need for u complete wrapping: 24 sheets assorted wrapping paper. Red cellophane, lining tissue, cellophane ribbon, tissue ribbon, tinsel ribbon, seals, cards, etc. 0 - to RKX RAY WAFFLfcJ IKONS COMPACTS HALF PRICE! REX RAY SANDWICH GRILLS Amity BILL FOLDS ELECTRIC CLOCKS.... GIFT BASKET Beautiful package. Decorated in blue and sil- v e.r . 4 5 $ ^| pieces a*e~.,.. POUND 1 i o i o u s candv. CIGARETTE BOX Especially valuable for- its utility. Finished in walnut. Scroll design. 17 pieces chocolates In 15 varieties. 5 ox/ Cottage CHOCOLATES For the hip; farn- r\"- ily or party. 74 pieces, IG •i eties. value. 2Vs LBS. JEWEL BOX N a t u r a I wood finish. Beautiful grain. 73 pieces. QNE J, POUND STUFFED TOYS FRUIT JUICER ... SILVER BOX Another bi£ favorite is this (.ales Silver Box. } I a n (1 y jj i f t box and a real value. 40 pieces. . ONE $1 POUND YOUR FAVORITE JOAN MANNING CHOCOLATES One. Two or Five Pounds. 50' Leather Luggage $18.50 Games, Checkers, Etc. ; .. 25c to $1 Bibles & Testaments :.. 25c to $5 Kaywoodie Pipes $3.50 to $10 Blue Hour Perfume $6.50 Coty Sets $1.50 to $7.50 Coffee Brewers $3.95 up Wrappings, Decorations, Etc. 5c & 10c Fffl *»»••«• ^m m • IM A beautiful gift for any woman. Double compact with lipstick'—both in told and white. VI./ IH£ ;*\V **u ~4<? STORE Popular Care Nome COLOGNE A very desirable type of jrift, though inexpensive. Has plenty of feminine appeal — and it's suitable for any girl or woman. tea* note Klenzo MEN'S SET A cracker jack value. Contains big- tube' Klenzo full lather shave cream, 4 oz. size Rexal] Shaving Lotion and Styptic pencil. REMEMBER THE DRUG STORE FOR BEST VALUES ALWAYS mtfitf*'^ tttOtt — • ' ^^^^^**^^^^mmmm We've just received many last minute items ... Be here tomorrow for lirst choice . . . Only /I more days to complete your'shopping. . . . We're open nights from now until Xmas . . .! l.,et us help you solve your shopping problems! Gentry SPORT SETS Light, free-ntting, casual—complete relaxation in every line! And supremely smart, too—In case someone "drops in" for cards. The fine \vorstcd-nnd-rayon gabardines nnd all rayon fabrics are superbly tailored in rich .solid tones! Long sleeves. Pleated drape slacks. Gcnlrv \ Give Her Something Lovely! HOUSECOATS 09 98 c* ot . vf>&&& *:> o v PAJAMAS Sure to make a hit with a "hard to please". Uxdy! She'll revel In the luxury of a smooth rayon' satin beauty with wide-sweeping skirt, that comes in deep rich colors and zips to the throat. Or give her a soft, cuddly rayon quilted re be to keep her warm as tonst nnd look- in y her loveliest on winter evenings! He'll be proud or his appearance and appreciate the comfort Gentry brings him! In fine, smooth weave broadcloth, printed in rich fnst colors! Luxurious styles—slipover or button front —In full, comfortable sixes, many of them trimmed in contrasting color. Give Him Dressy Comfort! MEN'S RAYON LOUNGING ROBES selection $ & i t Luxurious PAJAMAS 198 She'll adore the shlmmcry.;•-., loveliness of these beautiful rayon s'u't.Inland crepe nighties! Exquisitely trimmed and cut for smooth flnUory. Vou couldn't find a more .thrilling g ia than these! Be sure to put these on your gift list now! of luxurious V» \\fcv> vV*' The Loveliest Gift of AM! DOWN COMFORTS What u thrill to find a beautiful, Htjht-ns-n-cloiul down comforter under the Xma.s tree! Covered with luxurious rayon taffeta, or .serviceable sateen, or rich rayon satin! S Pilled with moth-proofed down! +tS^&»^±^?'^' ^T^^^-J^V-^^^Jl-^^ from om rayon robes! Many have rayon satin stripes—even moire! All have-details of tailoring you'd expect to nnd only in more expensive robes .shawl collars, cuffs, roomy pockets n n d fringed sashes. * i 7.90 9.90 12.50 I Boys' Fine SPORT SHIRTS Holiday Wrapped /\Q Cellophane! "OC Boys everywhere demand the comfort, freedom, durability nnd smart looks that can be found only in .sport .shlrUs! And here are the styles that give the BEST in every way! Fine rayon nnd cotton fabrics smartly designed with long sleehes, two smart pockets and the new inner-and- outer tails.' All are wrapped, ready-to- give! \o & ** £«•' BOYS'SWEATERS 1.98 i t t Smart! Warm Sturdy! He'll be proud to own any one of these two-tone beauties! Solid color front styles with contrasting color sleeve.s and trim. Rayon finished! All have neat Talon fa.sten- er fronts. ° BELTS Plain & Cowboy BELT & POCKET KNIFE TARGET- GAME BOXED SHIRTS ..79c & BOXED SOCKS 3 pr.s LACE BOOTS Pr 1.98 & 25c 49c 1.79 98c 49c 2.98 For Your Little Girl CUDDLY MUFFS In Spvmt <Jift lloxes 98c Cunning baby pandas and little mutts of lamb or bunny fur! Mother or daddy will love to play Santa nnd give daughter one of these little hand- warmers! All with guard strings. Mitten-Ear Muff Set 98c Boys and girls alike love warm, bright-colored sets! Mittens have soft lambskin backs, sturdy leather palms! .Junior Girls' PARTY FROCKS 1.98 Her eyes will sparkle like a Christmas tree when she swirls the full ruffled or pleated skirt—when she hears the rustle of the rayon taffeta ! She'll love the pretty flowers, buttons and ribbons that trim these frocks! . BUREAU SET - - 1.98 Lovely 4-pc. .set to decorate her dressing table! Daintily designed backs and shiny geld color trimming make this a welcome gift for the most discriminating lady on your Christmas list! Thoughtful Gifts! WARM BUNTINGS To Wrap Hie IJaby in! 98c Coxy as n cocoon—for riding in his carriage on cold days' Of warm cotton blanketing with rnyon satin bindings. You never have too many for your own baby—so you know they'll be appreciated gifts! Infants' Rayon Crcpc Coat and Bonnet Set In a Lovely Gift Box! 1.98 Baby will be the center of attraction wherever he goes in this cunning outfit of fine rayon crepe! Daintily made, with rayon satin linings and warm flannelette inter-linings.. In shell-pink, baby-blue, or snow-white! In a smart Cellophane-window gift box! Keeps Baby Warm! BATHROBE AND BOOTEE SET Wrap your baby snugly in this adorable little outfit— nnd let him greet the dftwti of Christmas morning! Of warm cotton blanket cloth with dainty rayon satin bindings and cunning trimmings! *

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