The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 30, 1940 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 30, 1940
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//MONDAYr-JDEOBMBER 30, BLYTHEVEXB (AINU COURIER NEWS i . Aerial Gentipecfe Headquarters In Rich Food .Area; One Railroad Transports Troops Theodore- Andrica, foreign editor of the Cleveland Press, .was boni and grew up near Arad and TimLsoara, new bases for the hig army Germany is reported moving across Hungary into Rumania. In this article Andrica shows why and how the Gerrnaas can make good use of the Arad-Timisoara area. *...*. * By .THEODORE ANDKICA NEA Servke Special Correspondent The hundreds .of thousands of German troops reported moving into- southwestern Rumania will soon be eating better and more food than ever before in then- lives. The cities of Arad and Ti- i misoara, new bases for the Germans, lie in the heart of an immensely rich agricultural area. My birthplace is 20 miles from Arad and' 40 miles from Timisoara. I went to school in both cities and served in the old Austrian army in both. So I speak from intimate knowledge. - It's. a. natural deduction that the tactical reason behind the German occupation may be as much one of getting a quarter of a million ( men right in the center of the j t food scarcity in Germany itself j as it is a military move to get troops close to the Balkans. Timisoara has a . population of 100,000 and is only 15 miles east of the Jugoslav border and a little farther from /the Hungarian border, it is the center .of the lush province of Banat, famous for its wheat, corn and other agricultural products, including 'fruit. Arad is slightly smaller than, .Timisoara,''with....a population of •75.000•.-arid•'is about 15 miles east of the Hungarian border. The city is the seat of the prosperous county of Arad, famous for its wheat. timber, fruit and,-especially, wine. The red wine of Minis used to be a favorite on the table of the late Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria. " : ' ONE RAILROAD OPEN TO GERMANS Arad and Timisoara are on main rail trunk lines connecting Hun- gary'and Germany with the Balkans. The railroad through Timis- oara goes^southeast toward the Danube. Tfie line through .Arad goes east to the "'Carpathian mountains anfl the^birCfieVds of"Pioesti." The••Arad--:'appears to be the only railroad open to the Germans, since the line through Hungary to Timisoara dips through n 'cornei' of - Yugoslavia (see map). Other roads go ' '.through Soviet territory. It is hardly likely that the Russians will permit German -troops to move over/their land, for .many observers believe the Ger- : mans are'putting on this show for Stalin's-benefit. Rail service.' is comparatively good in the Aracl-Tiriiisoara -area - and all Rumanian railroads are of standard guage,.but. the task of transporting. 300,000 self-sufficient German troops over one line is obviously a tremendous one. Even ! Says Danger Is Ahead Predicts Defeat For Axis « (Continued from Page l) Italian vessels to British use that brought Axis warning:-; against "warlike acts.',' Mr. Roosevelt abruptly charged that "American appeasers" ignore : the warning fates of Poland, Norway, Belgium and France. He said they were playing the Axis game—wittingly or not. ••Negotiated peace," he said, and exclaimed: "Nonsense!" It would be a gun-at-the-heacl dictated peace—only another ur- mlsiii't—and no peace at all, he continued, "No nation," he .said, "can appease i he Nazis." And then a lusty note of hope:s "1 believe that the Axis Powers are not going to win this war. I that belief on the ;md best information." C.; Krnest HoH, Mrs. Don Ma")one nnd Mrs. Paul Johnson of St. Louis, Waiter Holt,* J. B." Holt Jr.,' and Leonard W. Holt of East St! Louis, 111., Mrs. Nina Ward and Mrs. Paul Moore of Greenfield, Tenn., Mrs. Claud Boyles and Miss Ruby Holt of Winfleld, Mo ; , and Mrs. Charle,s Fowler of Kansas City, Mo. He is also survived by his wife Mr.s. Abbey Holt. Born in Greenfield, Tenn., he had followed, the barber trade for many years until he became in ill health several years ago. Blood poisoning developed'in a leg several weeks :tgo and he was removed to the Memphis hospital. Gut of town' relatives here for the services included: Mr. and Mrs. Alton Carr. Mr. and Mrs. Don Malone, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard W. Holt, the Hnv. and Mrs. A. E. Holt, the Rev' •and Mrs. J. H. Holt, Robert- Holt of Jeil'erson Barracks, Mo., a grand- and Ralph Everhart of "Frankly and definitely, there S0n; . Ira and Ra toh Everhar is danger ahead-danger against ilelena - brothers of Mrs. Holt. rtetlielon, Miss. He attended Pulton, Miss., high- school und gracl- uatrd from Mississippi state College at Starkville with a B. S. dfi- gi'ee. He has been in charge of the vocational agriculture department of Steele since 1939. They will reside with the bride's mother until their new home in Steele is completed. FLU III STflTF which we must prepare. But \ve well know that we cannot escape danger, or the fear of it, by crawling into bed and pulling- the covers over our heads." Me .said that/ our civilization has not been in such danger since iLs .seeds were planted in the Western Hemisphere' at Plymouth '•• Rosk and Jamestown. He warned thai the Axis Powers—notably Germany —were out to' rule the world in a "modern form of slavery," Looking like n bird's-eye view of a'gargantuan, multi-winged insect, this Ime-up of over 300 training planes is awaiting the 500 Hying cadets_who will start basic training at Randolph Field, Tex, alter the holidays. It will be the largest class ever to start at the army's "West Point of the Air." name of '''Little Vienna." The bread and other bakery products are delicious and famous all over Rumania. The Roman Catholic cathedral was built by the famous Viennese architect, Fischer von Erlach. The Rumanian and Serbian Orthodox cathedrals are gems of Byzantine architecture. The Jewish syim- gog is one of the largest in Rumania. No one goes to Timisoara without admiring the Sciulicr and Eminescu . parks. • famous for their flowers, especially roses. The Germans will find plenty "of accommodations for their more specialized army units. During the o'ri Au.«t.rn-Hiimcarin'\ r°»ims and since Rumanian rule, Timi- soara has been ; always heavily gruTi'joncd and it. has on .extensive permanent barracks system AllAD AN OLD GARRISON TOWN Arad; north of Timisoara. is on the Mures river, its population is Rumanian, Hungarian und German. The city is on old garrison town. The fort of Arad. on the south .ski* of the river Mures, "has played an important part in the history of Austria-Hungary and Transylvania. While Arad itself has Rumanians and Hungarians in equal numbers, the country is preponderantly Rumanian in character and population. The vineyards stretching from Siria to Radna are so rich Woman's Bestiemlants, 219 FALL RIVER, Mass. (UP)—Mrs. Elsie L-i Prance. 93, died leaving 219 descendants. She had seven sons, five daughters, 96 grandchildren, 108 yreat-grandchildrcn and one great-great-grandchild. Rend Courier News want. nds. Holt Funeral Rites Held Here Yesterday Funeral rites were held Sunday afternoon for J. B. Holt, for 25 years a resident of Blytheville, who died Saturday morning at Mem- ohis Methodist Hospital. He was 73. The Rev. E. B. Williams, pastor First Methodist Church, conducted services at Holt Funeral Home with burial in Maple Grove Cemetery. The father of 15 sons and daughters, Mr. Holt has two sons \vho are in the ministry of the Methodist .church and a daughter who is a missionary. Mrs. John Brooks is now a missionary in Johannesburg, Africa; the Rev. J. H. Holt is at Paragoulcl and the Rev. A. E. Holt is at Miiaii, Tenn. Other sons and daughters are: Mrs. Alton. Carr of Charleston, S. Steele-Cooler Society—Personal Viiko-y-Rulledgc Marriage. STEELE. Mo., Dec. 30.—Announcement is made today of the marriage of Miss. Helen Vickery to Bailey Rutledge. both of, Steele. whk-li occurred in Tunica, Mis;;., en Dec. 2lst at the home of the officiating minister, Rev. Siergus, paster of the Methodist church of that city. Immediately after the, ceremony they went on a wedding j trip through interesting points of Mississippi and to New Orleans, La., returning to Steele last night. Both are members of the high school faculty of Steele high school. The bride is the attractive daughter of Mrs. j. p. Vickery and the late Dr. Vickery of Steele. She was graduated from Steele high school with honors in 1933 and attended Harding- college in Searcy. Ark., later graduating from Springfield Teachers college, ma- jcring in English and history. She is also dramatic leader of "Steele high school. where she has been since 1937." The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Rutledge of Grayson Makes Estimate; Logan County's Increase High - LITTLE W, 13, Grayson, ,,*,^*^ officer, estimated today that there were more than (J,000 cases of in- iluenza in Arkansas. He said 3,481 cases had bee-i reported by county health officers and estimated that there ware at least 3,000 unreported cases. Logan county reported the greatest, number of new cases with 713. Washington county n.'porled 640 new eases. War department officials were to confer with Grayson this afternoon to discuss means of preventing the disease from spreading among national guard units that will mobilize here this week. the meal/ department. The enLir? stock of groceries was watersouKPd. Russell. Harper, who owns thn .stock of. groceries and operates: the store, and Mrs. Harper had gone to Missouri for the weekend with relatives and it was thought Mr. Harper filled the stove with coal. Insurance was carried on the building, Mr. Dillard stated. Grocery Store Stock Damaged By Smoke, Water CSCEOLA, Ark., Dec. 30.—Damage amounting to around $1000 was caused by smoke and water to the store building and stock ot groceries at the Southside Grocery Store of Roy Dillard at 9:30 Saturday night. Dense volumes of smoke prevented the firemen from entering the building anc^ a section of roof was torn away 'to gain entrance. Investigation showed that there was no blaze but that excessive gas caused from a large ccal stove filled with coal and tightly closed had exploded, breaking showcases and windows and damaging other fixtures, including the electric refrigerator and equipment ci' Series Of Burglaries Reported At Steele STEELE, Mo., Dec. 30.-Steele has had a series of unsolved burglaries here in the past two weeks but officers now are on the trail of the offenders, they believe. Constable Henry Lovelace picked up two negroes, George Wood Jr. and Samuel Williams in Memphis over the weekend and had already arrested Eddie Brown and Willie Lee Wall, both SfceeJe negroes. Part of the clothing stolen from the Jordan's Mens store was found on t/iese four negroes, other goods stolen at Jordan's has been traced 10 St. Louis and several other arrests are expected to be. made this week. Magistrate H. Ballentine Is assisting- in the investigation. Other robberies besides the 'Jordan place where sereval hundred dollars worth of clothing was stolen included the A. B. Burton grocery where a large amount of groceries were .stolen. An attempt was made to enter the Brooks Men's store but the window where the provvlers tried to enter was double barred which stopped them after they had cut the screen, broken out the window and cut some bars off. Claim British Warship Sunk By Coastal Guns BERLIN, Dec. 30. (UP)—The, high command said today that long range batteries had shelled and apparently sunk a British warship attempting to approach the continental channel coast. "After a few well. aimed salvos the target was no longer visible," the .eomnra\)?r//:e said of the British warship. The official news agency said the shelling of the warship took place last night but the type of ship involved was not stated. Arrest Suspect in Drug Store Burglary Police had arrested one man today in connection with the Saturday night burglary of the St. Brands Drug Store, 417 West Ash street, which resulted in a lass of $21, according to B. H. Levy, owner. Police reported that the burglar or burglars entered the store through a skylight and escaped through the front door. This was the first robbery in which the skylight entrance had been used since two negroes, Oscar Sawyer and Pred Cobb, were arrested recently and confessed to 14 burglaries, many of them including skylight entries. The name of the suspect was not disclosed by, police. Large Markets Order 50,000 Ozark Rabbits BOLIVAR. Mo. (UP)—Ozark rabbits are in for a hard time. With the winter weather, local firms have received orders for 50,000 rabbits to be .shipped to New York, and Chicago. No. 1 rabbits bring 14- cents each on the local market. Teas of thousands of iv/obiLs arc .shipped annually from .southwest Missouri to eastern markets. Read Courier News want, ads. TO COLDS' MISERIES for tonight Slip away from miseries into sleep. Rub with Peaetro. Feel double help work almost instantly. 25e. Double supply 35e. TONIGHT PENETRO NEW YEAR'S EVE DANCE Owen Zuck and His ORCHESTRA Sponsored by the Blytheville Bachelor Club City Hall • AVXUO^ tv i*i *-iin_.*.j,t*WU.Q um.. i^v^ii ,, ,. , the Germans probably won't com- * h . nt , lh 5 chstnct boasls n good plete -the job before' the end of l nc ' u tr ? 1 ": scrvicc from Ara <l '" ' - Q i v i •*» o v* A O ,-\ *-l »•%,« January. Interurban communication between Arad and Timisoara is good. Trains run every two hours in normal times. The distance is about 40 miles. There is also a paved highway between the towns.' GOOD BARRACKS IN TIMISOARA Besides "being the natural market for the province of Banat'.s many agricultural products, Timi- soara is industrially among the _ three most important cities of Ru- i Siria and Radna. The Mures river narrows its mouth at Radna. only liO miles tiast of Arad. and from a military uoint of view it is one of the important points in Transylvania. Thi 1 Germans knew what they wanted. >o~wy • ^^F^rT-MWt? Fire Damages Negro House Saturday Night •u»i C o ««»!, niiyuiwm yima, ui JK.U-, Firo 'Saturday night damped a mania. Less than 50 miles south i home occupied by negroes nt 8th of .Timisoara .is Rumania's greatest j* 1 "' 1 " ''" " steel center, the Resita works. Timisoara's population is Hcarn sis., ownod by C H i Wheeler. iniiwuiuas, jju.uuuiuuii u, cum- The interior of the house was posed of Rumanians,, Hungarians damaged extensively by fire and and Germans who speak a Schwa- ""'"'"• bian dialect and whose forefathers went there during the past 200 years from Germany. Anyone who lives in Timisoara for any length of time speaks the three languages fluently. The Schwabians consider Timi' soara theirs and during both the' Hungarian and Rumanian regimes insisted on speaking German. Timisoara is very modern. Its large buildings, palaces, cafes and theaters have won 'for the citv the It requires ofily about one and one-third seconds for the light of the moon to reach th HARRISON'S AUTO PARTS & GARAGE SERVICE STATION General Rep?u?in£,. Welding Acn>«s from Red Top Giu IT'S NEW IN SIZE! With increased wheelbase and brand new, bigger bodies, the '41 Ford is the biggest Ford car in 38 years! Seating width is as much as 7 inches greater I Doors and windows are bigger throughout! For a new high in roomy big-car comfort . . . see Ford for '41! IT'S NEW IN RIDE! With sweeping changes and improvements in springs, shock absorbers, frame structure, ride stabilizer . . . the new Ford has a soft, level, big-car ride that's one of the year's big surprises! IT'S NEW IN LUXURY! 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