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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, January 4, 1941
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SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 1941 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NJfAVS FRM SPA Views I'Yom "War Refugee" Colony Colonization of 12,000 Spanish Refugees Said to Be' "Fairly Successful" By WILLIS THORNTON" NKA .Service .Start Correspomteiit The first, connected and detailed accounts of iio\v 12,000 Spanish war refugees are making put, in the 1 ; new homes In Mexico are now beginning (o tricklu Into the United States; In u nation of 2p million population 12.UGO refugees art* no neyli^i- ble factor. And Mexico has some lessons for the u, S., now about to open the gate just a crack to 2000 European political refugees .The first large delegation of Spanish refugees, 1620 of them, •arrived in Mexico in midsummer of 1939 on the ship Sinaia. They were supporters of the Republican regime in Spain blacklisted and m danger from the triumphant Franco. They had all been selected by Mexican consular officials in France or Spain; their expenses were paid either by Spanish Republican officials in exile who had access' to credits of the defunct Republic or by committees set up to aid refugees. They were enthusiastically greeted by' the Mexican government and people. More have been coming as fast as ships and money to carry them have been available. Officials hoped to " bring farm laborers who would slick to the soil and help build up Mexican agriculture. But soon it was apparent that the great majority were lawyers, writers, teachers, journalists, and intellectuals, since such were always in the most immediate danger of Franco revenge. COLONY "MODERATELY SUCCESSFUL' Agricultural grants for refugee colonies had already been provided by the Mexican government, and many immediately left for such projects', to carve themselves homes in the desert. Typical is Santa Clara, south of El Paso in the state of Chihuahua, where 1500 have gone. Basque woodsmen felled trees, built houses. A fleet of trucks and true tors was bought; an office, hospital, restaurant and general store were built. Ploughing nnd irrigation projects were soon under way on the onetime hacienda. Some 7000 acres are under cultivation on the vast 300,000-acre tract,' and 1000 head of cattle now, flourish on the land (i TIER 10 MEET [' Heads New Religion , , '-••> x* v ;• *>v -^ ' % <ir ^ ""\-<»r - N ~^v **$'•*&?•' ^ ft ffh? ••*' ' One of the first Pictures to come out of Mexico's Santa Clara agricultural colon v for Spanish xvar rchims. this photo shows characteristic types of (he men living- and working lu U K - colony. A >HK^& \ *• X <£ ^ *^"9ffyf~ j^> ^ lFh< L^r -~~~ ^ * >* T. ^ ***'»»** • • W^vi«? ,. » ^v^j *-> y ^ Xv. £ \ ^ >*> * * ^'Xx * ** ( **•* fc. **fw .£•" & & zsO^. / - i*-..'**-;^ •*• ^-*v*. ^ *~» rx The colony today is regarded as • "moderately success! ul" and as standing a chance to become self- sustaining. But it has not all been "smooth sailing. 'Many of the antipathies of the _ Spanish struggle came along with ' the colonists. Sub-groups insisted on "making politics'' within the "group, a no carrying . on. endless meetings, exhausting and disgusting others whc wanted only to farm and get a living. Some actually left, the colony to get a little peace. The women and children tended to drift- back to Spain, and about two- chirds of them have returned. Also many of the men with urban backgrounds, ill-fitted for the struggle against, desert and Indian competition on the soil, went to the cities. Of the I'J.GOO Spanish refugees in Mexico, perhaps 9000 are. in Mexico City. The capital is doited with new coffee houses and restaurants established Jjy such refugees. Despite fears that, an influx of leftists would Influence political affairs,, there is no evidence that the refugees took any active part in the recent presidential elections. None was ever netted in active political demonstrations, and the general belief is that they have largely abstained from active politics. Article 23 of the Mexican constitution gives the president absolute power to expel any foreigner who becomes active in politics, without hearing or appeal. Best proof that, despite headaches, the refugees have been fairly satisfactory, is that . the Mexican government plans to bring more. Stories of bringing 100,000 such refugees are exaggerated. Those who know the situation doubt that more,than 10,000 could be brought, since the expense and the handicaps to shipping, especially now that Greece, with her many merchant ships, is in the war. are almost prohibitive. Many of the Santa Clara colonists-refugees are employed ou new roads being built iuto the colony, lujs is one of their camrs. No Foreign War Committee's Chairman With His Family f JU ^ "$A *pr % -.>. : ^ £- " j \ I his and Other Dire KvonU Forecast Bv Disciple of i "C\ • • », ' i Us ins Hy M-;.\ Sorvi ( '»A bolt from tlu> bin.' will ; IIif Jorci-.s o! (ifsiniciion let loos; in Miller's (ieniuuiy mul, ami(', f (•UKT world cnlumitk':i. Jsitnm will | vin 1 -: inlo iln> sen, Tlu ! s«' arc I'ominit'. cvrnt, 1 -. ac'•<> I hi; Dri'diiMiuii.-, (»| u n«y, on wliosc (jrophr-l is "Osiris, 1 i.s Walti-r lit^Voe, (it;, in-cliii-i of the Army of on H'ailh, with hi'julquarU'V.-i in Brook lira-. MUK.S. T!it j iv are other uropiu'cie:; not •so comfortinf-. Within two y«»ars, writ ON Osiris In u new jiumphUn. earthmuiko.s will ile.sirov hu'Ki 1 cllii-f. in i,l 10 United sifu'i':,. tlJnl wuvi'.s will inundiilc- lov^'-lyiut- {jari.s til i\\t> ni.MtM'n <i^() \v<^.H'n\ ' of America, lat^t- area. 1 , of : tin' lowlands of tin 1 Mksissippl will Ixvome arms of the .sen and! ^ biv. new continent will ('iiifij.'.c from ihe bed of Uu> PncUlc oi-eiih.' There are certain Imporlsmi in- *un[4lbk's in Uie new reliMlun. Sciuc'wJu'ro in ih e iji U!? Uwells Oslri.s, chief executivi} of Die A1-1 iniyhty. After 8000 years expe- '-•lenee In Ihe heuvens.' he 1ms al- 'aiiUHl (lu- wisdom and the power to help mankind in the approueh- <ng crisis. His llteraiiirp .say.s he has several thousand million' pow- 3iTul Immortals at his commiiiul. DeVoe. .sidiny In Ills headquarters in Brookline. asserts he has a purpose transmiiled to him by Osijis. vi/,. to e. lu - 0 ii men and women to give complete consecration of time, talents and money to do physical and spiritual work for the bodies and souls of men. Osiris gives notice of direful things in store. A cornel i.s now in the .skies. It i.s a herald of the Almighty's will. The minds and bodies of the people on earth are rotten from ayes of .selfish thinking and living. Even the body oi the earth Is crumbling into decay because of the destructive (jimllly of the mind of humanity. All this snyeth O.siris, and more. Already the vortex of the comet Is producing effects upon the earth nnd its people. There will be profound changes of climate. The earth, like a human sinner, will shudder and groan. But Osiris with hosts of an««J« W ready to organize' on earth. There i.s hope through repentance and BOOC! works. Through his , Waiter UeVoi-. he 1ms made Known the cause and cure 'nan ills. So new i.s the time fo; Americans to act. Only those who sow their all in service for human welfare at this time will save any- ii for Uie future. I -, COURTS Waller UcVoe . . . reiirosents Osiris on earth. Machines Hum As Sewing Room n Begins Another Busy Year's Work Going inlo i lu: now ymr with i\n uppropriuiion ol fcin.rtiii lor mulnlcnant'c nnd opiMmlon in HH1, the Mississippi county sowing room project in nlyUievUle luus 10 employe':; who will furnish county well'mv oi-uuntaiUlon uiir- -menLs for the eisluh yeai' since Lines Crumble (Continued from Page 1) road from Klisura, 30 miles southeast. They occupied the village of Bubesi. II miles northeast of Klisura, yesterday morning, according to reports here. In the south coast sector the Greek right wing, advancing down the Susica river valley, ran into IfaJiar* machine gun nests and lost one officer and 35 men killed and lour omcers and 52 men wounded, it was reported. The Greeks continued their advance, however, after a hand-to-hand fight, and captured the village of Gjormi. famSv al^ri'^°r a R r ^ n c ¥» "? N ° F | 0r f* g , n W l r » ^ omiTlitTtee . P ictlired in a holiday gathering with his iamily at his CeJar Rapids, la home Left to right, front: Jeanne, 21; John Randolph, 4: Marie Louise, 7; Barbara. 20: Mrs. Marshall. Rear row; Patricia. 18; Frances. 14; and Mr. Marshall. "Mather 5 of Vice Presidents New York state has mothered most of the vice presidents of the United States: Burr, Clinton. Tompkins, Van Bureh, Fillmore, Wheeler, Arthur, Morton, Theodore Hoowvelt, ana Sherman. - Courier News Readers Will Get Tips On Winter W HEN you read and heed the many tips on cold weather diet carried in the ne\v Courier News series "Come ami Get It ... What to Eat in Winter—and Why/' you'll be advised by a man Jong recognized throughout the nation as an authority on food habits and nutrition. Wilbur L. duBois, author of the series, has specialized in food chemistry since long before the World War. On graduating from Ohio State University, Mr. duBois went to the U. S. Department of Agriculture as a food chemist, For 12 years he worked at food analysis and research. He had a part in passage ana enforcement of nation?.! food laws and participated in the dietry experiments on which enforcement of those laws is based. During the World War Mr. duBois was a chemical engineer for the government. He has been technical ' director for large food manufacturers, and served as consultant on food problems to the industry. At , present he is engaged in public health work In Milwaukee. ' | Mr. duBois tells you how to eat wisely and well m ^ winter. Don't miss his articles, beginning Monday m w r duBnw the Courier News. ««*»«» to compare to men as automobi!" drivers, she smiled. "You may think I'm just upholding my «•:•:. to be safer drivers than men. Tiu-y do not drive as fast, don't take ihe chances, and they .seem to observe more road courtesy." nurses employed "by Phillips Pc- trcletim Company to render a.s- sistance to motorists, Miss CraiH' be an authority on drivintr As a highway hostess site drives some 4000 miles a month through 20 mldwestern state.', which gives her plenty of chance; nnd their drh- The Christmas and New Year nclidays caused the Municipal Ccnrt docket to be crowded with cases of public drunkenness and disturbing the peace but the 1940 Vuletlde docket • for these charges was lower than the previous year. a check revealed. In the recent cases' of grand larceny charges; these were held to Circuit. Court: Orvll Luttreli, John Lindley. John Henry Barnes, rtnsella Wilson, F, ? lie Cmwfotci. Sammy Lee Woodard. A charge of burglary and grand larceny, placed against Noah Chandler nnd Oclell Mullias resul:.- U in their being held to Circuit Court. These were docketed on charges! >ii driving while under the influ- ! -nee of liquor: C. E. Williams, lined $150; c. Johnson. fork-Heel ooncl of $120.25. Charges of disturbing U.e peace resulted in these fines being ns- .i-essed: Henry Plynn. $10. Mispend- I -'d; Allen Barren. $10. .suspended: j Rebecca McKtmie, S1G; Francis i Harvey. $10; Ollie WiRfall. $10; Charles McKenzie, $10. A. L. Keeler was fined $25 on a charge of j disturbing the peace by lighting. | J. D. Ccpclnnd was fined $50 on »a charge of carrying concealed weapons but the fine was snspend- |ed; Helen Stage and Virginia Cald- |\vell were each fined $10 on chnrg- , cs of petit larceny but the fines i were suspended. Malicious mischief charges re- irfj'**-) ».» T __... behitf pui Inlo opmillon Nov. 11, 1934. Approval of the sewing room project appropriation by WPA officials In Washington was announced I'oeeiUly by Congressman hi. C. "Took" Ci.'iUilng.s of v/est Memphis. Supervisor Is Mrs, Quiue.y A'ex- atuler, rt'.sidcnl of Blythcvillc ;:;ice 1908 who was clilci' interviewer for the old Emergency Relit* 1' Admi.ils- tratlon before talcing over the si-wing room job In 1934. An idea of the amount of work done by UK; woman employes In Uie sewing room, located In two rooms donated by Ihc city 01^ the si'fond floor of the city hull, Is yleaned In the figure for December, 1040, when (177 garments and toys were made for welfare workers to dispense lieru (iittl at Oscc- oht. included In the list were loys for the Goodfetlows. for which the American Legion donated material. County (lives Supplies The .sewing room i.s a project of the WPA In Washington and Its local .sponsor is the county judge. The government- supplies two- thirds of material used In the project's work, with the county giving the sewing room workers one-half of. the amount of material coming from Washington. Jonesboro i.s the center of operations for thi.s district, with till workers applications being handled there and orders for "hiring and firing" coming from there. Included in the output of the local sawing room arc dresses, trousers, jumpers, .shins, muter-wear nnd most other types of clothing. Sometime. 1 * work is done for the county poor farm, the Red Cross -and other organlv-iitioiv; at the discretion of the county judge. I'aynil! $G«0 Mouth Lu.'it winter the project ut one time wn.s employing 30 workers nnd the payroll run over $1.000 each month during that time. The nveraifi: payroll now is about JitiOO each month. Months are divided into two periods for the workers, with each employe working 120 hours monthly, 00 In ouch period thiU includes eight- seven-hour clays mid one four-hour day. No worker i.s allowed to work more thfin 18 months without, taking u vacation, which may bo for only n short time or for u longer period, according to whatever action Ls taken nt the Jonesboro WPA office. Women employed usually have dependent.-* nnd arc the sole source of Income for their families. Gifts Are Welcome Tin* government recently sent the project 10 sowing machines, which were added to eight machines owned by the county. All arc hand machines, but arc in good LOOK! ONIY FOR A AND YOUR OlD TIRE J1ZE 6.00 x lt> Claud Howard fined S'5 ! a si m iln,> charge^S°wh"ch h pleaded. 6 uilty charees of - STANDARD TIRE Highway Hostess Says V/omen Drivers Safest Directly -IfT~TUie "wit h recent highway safety campaigns all over the nation, there comes forth a champion for the woman driver. Miss Ann Crane, Phillips 66 Highway Hostess who recently visited Blytheville, considers women to be safe drivers. When asked how women seemed Read Courier News want ads. On behalf of nil drivers, siv issued a plea to motorists who ir> to save a moment at the possib.' expense of a life. "Rules of .saf" during arc so simple that ignoring them is unwise. Drivers v/iu pass on hills or curves, drivers who crowd the center line, who trav«.-: at excessive speed, or who fail U' stop at highway intersections cio not actually save time. Last week. a car passed me at high speed and had to skid its tires to make a turn in the road ahead. A fe\v miles farther I passed that santf car sitting Idly in a highway restaurant parking lot. Probably U- driver was eating lunch in a hurry, too." and Robert Bell who each were fined $10 with fines .suspended after they entered pleas of guilty. Howard Benic was fined $15 on a. charge cf receiving stolen property and was granted an appeal. A charge of reckless driving resulted in Mrs. Mattie Bunch being fined $25. . She was granted an appeal with 'bond fixed at $100. Henry- Jones forfeited a $35.25 bond on a similar charge. H. A. Moseley was fined $10 after entering a plea of guilty to a charge of gaming. A charge of assault and battery against Landis Rowlett resulted In the defendant being fined $20, which was suspended. Roy Hamilton was fined $5 on n charge of violating the motor vehicle law. BUY NOWI PAY BUDGET PLAN TOES at low CB condition. Average nmount of m;i- lerhil sent by ihc novenimcnt is riboiH 2,000 yards of textiles monthly from Jonesboro, :uul every muchlue is kei»t busy during the work periods of UK operator, Mrs. Alexander said Unit Kll'i.s of button*!, threads and other materials are appreciated and help to output for the sowing; room. The American Ley ion Is a source' of contributions of .such materials from time to time, she .said, nnd occasionally government, and county supplies are augmented from various local .sources. Wilson Society—Personal Anu'fUui" Theme of .Innnavy Club Meeting Mrs. C. L. Bird, chairman of the "International Relations" department of the Wilson Cooperative Club, In charge of the January mcetiny, had "South America" as the program theme on Thursday, afternoon nt, the club-house. The Rev. Rex WII Ices, pastor of the Methodist Church was the speaker, and Miss Jean Chiles of Osceola sfinff "Down Argentine Way" and "Jennie With the. Light Brown Hair," 'accompanied on the piano by Mrs. -D. R. Wcrtv. of Qsceolu. June Turner and Margaret Arm' Scniy«.s entertained the M quests PAGE THREE wilh a Sonlh American dance, Riming vpry ettracUw and ap- proprlnte costumes, nnd accompanied by Miss Adkins on the pi- """„" a no. The club-house was doeoiated " with winter greenery and Mrs, Ciain, vice-nrosident, pre- over the business in the ab- of the ]>reKi(1fint, Mrs, Lee ' Wesson. • A wilad plate was served by the Mrs. W. A. Williams,.: Mrs. Victor Mann, Mrs, E. H, Mann. Mrs. J. A. Apple, Mrs. Ralph -, HolMiison and Mrs, W, 'J. Ludwig. Out-of-town guests were Mrs. Lawrence HilJhouse of LaGrangc, Cla.. wlio is visiting hnr mother. Mrs. A. L. Crlttenden, and Mrs. Will Hbrnsby of Lafayette, La., who with her small son is visiting- her psinints, Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Chiles ni Pecan Point. li'uhy Iloni Mr. mid M'rjj, Bob Craves are Die pnrents ...of a baby (luughLer, born on Tiu^day,- Dec. 31st, ut the home of Nat Graves near Wilson. Tlift baby weighed '.eight, pounds mid is named Judith.' Mrs. 'Craves i^ the former Geneva'"Graves, of BJylh«vllle. Dr. and Mr«, C. II. - Potter left tho lir-st- of the year lor Poplar Blutf, Mo.,' where ho will accept a position with tho Poplar' Bluf! Ho.s)>ii!i). t)r. Colo of Memphis ar- ' rived Friday, to u.ssu"mo the 1 position of • jisslsttmt to Dr. N. B. Ellis in ~ his modicnl oltlce and clinic at Wilson. Mrs. Marie Wilson Hovvell left Friday morning for Miami, Pla., siUor .spending the "holidays with her mother, Mrs. R. E. L. Wilson, and son. Joe Nelson, Mr. mul Mrs. Joe Culloin Jr., hnve leturned home from New Orleans whore Ihey .sny the Sugar Bowl Yarbro News Society Hits Meeting. Mrs. C. E, Goddard had charge of the program presented at the. meeting of the .spiritual life wrovm of the Woman's Society of Christian Service/ Yarbro Methodist 'church, Wednesday afternoon at the church. Mrs. Ross Moovc and Mrs. Gebrfif 1 Swain also took part on this pro- jmvw, the topic of which was "And they understood none of these things." The scripture was taken from the 15th chapter of St. Mark, Mrs. A. L. Rlggs offered the opening prayer and Mrs. C. B. Etchenson dismissed the group with prayer. The next meeting will be Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the church. l?o\vcrful If man knew how to harness the energy released by splitting the uranium atom, t\ two-dollar • pound of ui'ttnium, could produce as ru\ich._ useful lieaf and power 'as 1250 of coal. 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