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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOLUME XXXVII—NO. 249. Blytheville Daily News BlythevHJe Herald Blytheville Courier • Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE; ARKANSAS, MONDAY, JANUARY c, SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS.' /J, _ German Invasion Of Bulgaria Looms Nazis Heady; British Push Toward Tobruk Coryright l>y United Press Private advices received by United Press in New York said today that German, troops will march into Bulgaria shortly as a result ->f a Nazi ultimatum which was reported to have been accepted by Bulgaria. Turkey has declared several times that she would go to war the moment any foreign troops occupy Bulgaria, whose borders reach within 90 miles of the Bosporus and the Dardanelles, but Turkey's plans in the- face of the immediate threat were not revealed. The report of the ultimatum was officially and flatly denied in Sofia President's Message In Nutshell Figure Bv United Tress Australian desert forces who scored Great Britain' most resounding victory of the war hy capturing Bardia, pushed deeper into Libya today in what may become a race with German air force reinforcements for the next bis Italian uosition in North Africa—Tobruk. British general headquarters in Cairo announced th it British bombing planes blasted at Tobruk today, preparing the way for a 60-miSe overland assault on the bat- Budapest a Hungarian censor cut the teleuhone connections when a United Press correspondent reported that- Giursriu. bio: Rumanian Danube port opposite Rushtchuk. Bulgaria, had been "evacuated" this morning. Previously. German troop concentrations had been reported at Giurgiu and the Germans were said to be constructing a big ferry or pontoon bridee there. Deliver Ultimatum y Information reaching the United Press said that the German ultimatum was ^delivered Saturday and that Bulgaria yielded to the Nazi demands; <' . . : Accorflin, to this account Ger- ^Aii\^*u,ii y o.LJ.\a JL J.AL/I y u t-ij.j.\-vt in Kju-Lio, , , i* Y j 1 * i by high government officials, in ' tered remnants of Italy s defeated army of the Egyi>- tian-Libyian campaign. •WITH THE BRITISH EMPIRE FORCES AT BARDIA. Jan. 6. (UP)—The Britisi' flag flies over the Italian government house in Bardia today in token that empire forces have won their greatest victory of the war. More than 25,000 Italian prisoners, pick of the Italian army that was to march to the,|Suez Canal, are in British'/ hands and straggling .back to the rear. ,' • ; ; ,,, Bulgarian ; Premier :Bo?dan Filoff : Among them are''Gen: Annibale by" Foreign Minister Von Ribbsn- Berganzoli, commander in chief of the Bardia forces, called "electric beard" because of his sparkling blue-black whiskers; a corps commander and four other generals. Millions of dollars in war spoils, including at least $5,000,000 in motor trucks alone, have fallen with Bardia into British hands. The way is open to Tobruk. 60 miles to the west, and the British forces are eager to go. Bardia fell at 4:30 pjn. Saturday, 35 hours after Australian infantry behind Hussar-manned British tanks had opened the.final assault. The last resistance collapsed at 1:30 yesterday afternoon. • The empire forces broke through 16 separate lines of barbed wire defenses and a deeo, wide tank •Jitch to storm the city. They ad- "anced, the Australian infantrymen singing a chonis from the XV^ard of Oz," for 300 yards Across flat open desert s-*nd under ~ne of the worst artillery bom- ^ardments these correspondents have seen in years of war report- Unofficial Census Shows Ten Year Gain Of Over 10,000 Mississippi County is expected to show one of the largest population gains of any of the 75 counties in Arkansas when complete official figures are released by IhcrCensus Bureau, it was announced today. Official figures for ciiles above. 10,000 population have been released to show that Blytheville had a gain of 5.5 per cent over the 1930 figure of 10,098. Without extending any city limits, as was done in a number of towns and despite at least 50 local families moving to suburban acreages, the population 'for 1940 was 10,652, to rank ninth in the state. The unofficial figure trop at a conference Saturday. It was recalled that Filoff was reported to have disappeared from his Vienna hotel Saturday and left for Salzburg near Von Ribben- trop's mountain estate. The information indicated that German demands were submitted at this con- ( ference and that Bulgaria found' herself unable to resist Germany's- wishes. '.The United Press advices did not specify on .what, date German troops would move in. but dis- p«f.fih°s f'-nm Belgrade today mentioned Wednesday as likely for the Nazi move. It was presumed "that the. German troops would enter from across the border from Rumania where they have been massed in numbers estimated as high as 500.000. Two Courses The information did not specif" the objective of the Nazi move However, it has been made plain by advices from Balkan capital? that Germany has at least two possible movements. One would be a direct push on to Salonica, which would bring Nazi troous to ^t- coast of the vital Aegean Sea. The other would be to bring pressure on Greece to end her war against Italy under threat of German In- for the county in 1940 was 80,149, according to information 'sent J. Mell Brooks, secretary of Blytheville Chamber of Commerce, while the offficial population in 1930 was 69,289. Gain of 15.7 Percent This gain of 15.7 per cent is expected to be the same for the official gain as there were very few discrepancies in the unofficial lists for this county, the Chamber of Commerce has been informed. Of the 75 counties. Pulaski, with a gain of 26.9 per cent, is expected to show the largest increase in the state. Of the towns above 10.000, Fort Smith—with a 16.4 per cent- showed the greatest gain .and Jonesboro, which extended its city limits, was second with 13.6 per cent. Reporting the state's population growth during the past 10 years as the lowest in its history, the Census Bureau said the official Arkansas enumeration as of April 1, 1940, was 1,940,387—an increase of 5.1 per cent over the 1930 figure. .While throughout the state, the population increase was 12.8 per cent for uran areas compared with 'only 3.1 per cent in rural areas, this was not true in Mississippi County where many people come to farm because of the rich soil and undeveloped sections. Little Rock, with 88,039 was first in population , of cities. Ranking as follows were: Fort Smith, 38,584; Hot Springs, 21,370; Pine Bluff, 21,290; ftorth Little Rock, 21,137; El Dorado. 15,858; .Texarkana, 11,- TO BRITAIN, GUEl&E, CHINA "We shall send you hi ever increasing numbers, ships, planes, tanks, K"« S " AMERICAN SECURITY: "At no previous time has American security been us seriously threatened." NATIONAL "Without regard DEFENSE: to partisanship, we are committed to all Inclusive nation:'.! iK K - fonse." R. F. Thomas Not Entitled To Collect City Fee On WPA Funds Exnect Charges Soon In Connection With Slaying Of Osceola Man 821; Jonestoro, 11,729; Blytheville, 10,652. for cities above 11(^00 population. The Heart Beats human heart averages Chief Deputy Sheriff : John Reinrniller and other -on tinning their f he . c HvhV<? of LnwrencfV Wal<tr.ni .service .stnt'on att^-' D LITTLE ROCK. Ark., Jnn. C. (UP)—The Arkansas supreme cou»t .odny affirmed the decision of ft Mississippi County Circuit Court of the Osccnhi division holding that R. F. Thomns, Luxorn city treasurer, was not entitled to n handling fee on WPA funds disbursed through his office. Thomas unsuccessfully contended that a Luxorn city ordinance empowered him to collect a two per cent fee on $'19,328.50 of n WPA grant used to construct a water system. The court held that the contract granting the funds to the town specified thut they sould be expended only to the actual construction of the system. The high court aillrmud a Jackson county circuit court dccisior -rimtlng Mobeley Construction Co a $30 judgment against the Newport levee district board, The com- juny had. sought $1,929 for use of a sand and gravel plant during construction ol' a levee. BuUet Wound In Head Proves Fatal To Farm Owner Here Yesterday TH , health ' cnupnd John Del tin ey to take 'his own life Siwjnv morning at his 'home '. on Franklin; street, members of his family -believe.- The fm-m owner wns . dnnt Dec.- 27. but "nothintr n°w" I fcv-nd dend by his wife with a "44" s the answer toclav regarding: developments in the case. A "stron<r circum^nnt.lfll r.nse" hns b n en built, according to Sh n v- iff Hale ,Tar.k.«on fl"d o . but the investigation wW offl- mm until the c--i«e K Completely b'pd. it'wns announced. It is exne^ttrt thnt formal chnries nf murd°r will hr> IVP^ prVMi a^l^t Jim Davis. ?«. Memphis "•"miller, n.nd W^.sh fSchpol Tv-onifl*. 35, nho k^owi as n M?m- "b is' ne°To cran shunter, 'who nve heM in th^ coimiv jail at O>"°oia. A!PO bfti"«r V»pM p,s a ma.i°vitxl witness is Jim D°"ls' vl f 'e. LiHl", •M, whose story is the principal link bullet wound through his head believed t.o have be<ni self inflicted. Coroner W. H. Stovnll made- an Investigation but no inquest was held. Mrs. Dcliney was cooking brnnk- fast when she 'heard a gunshot and her husband was dead when she reached his side. He left no note He had been sirk of influenza for severs! days after having beer in ill heaHh for some time. The Rev. E. K. Sewell. pastor of Lake" Street Methodist Church, will conduct funeral rites Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, from Cotab Funeral Home with burial in Elmwood Cemetery. CRACIES Program Will Cost Americans Many Billions WASHINGTON, Jan. 6. (UP)—President Roosevelt today culled on congress to provide billions of dollars -worth ol' weapons for the embattled democracies. He declared' that threats by dictator nations would not swerve America from its determination to provide this. .:.„In his annual .statement of the union message, delivered personally before the new 77th congress, Mr. Roosevelt said the course which he had set would cost Americans much in sacrifices and many dollars in new taxes. . * "., To Britain, Greece and China, which are resisting aggression, he proposed the United States adopt this motto: ;; : "We Americans are vitally concerned in your defense of freedom./'' "We are putting forth our energies, our resources and our organizing: powers to ulve you the strength' to regain and maintain a free world. ' Wo shall lend you In ever-Increasing numbers, ships, planes, ,| anks, guns. "This IH our purpose and our pledge." » - t . . He spoke In general terms of the previously announced lend-lease plan whereby this country would order war materials for the nations fighting in defense of freedom and lend them the weapons. Repayments would be In similar weapons, or In other goods we need. Ho Indicated details of the plan may be forthcoming in his annual budget message which he will submit to congress Wednesday. Also in I hat message, he said, he will call for now taxes to pay for the costs of defense. Including the lending plan. Asserting that at "no previous time has American security been as seriously threatened from without as It is today'*, Mr. Roosevelt laid down this foreign policy. "First, by an Impressive expression of the public will and without regard to partisanship we are committed to nil inclusive national de-,'. fense. "By an Impressive expression of the public will and without regard to partisanship we arc committed to full support of those resolute peoples everywhere who arc resisting: aggression and are thereby keep^' Ing war away from our hemisphere. By this support we express oui. determination that the democratic cause shall prevail and we strength? en the defense'rind security of our own nation." _ -/ 60 ing. and aether 200 y^ in tie to 80 beats per minute, tat may f , [drop as low as 16 beats, or speed ace o <'"""••, ninch'"^ gun Resistance Ends .They entered the city c hower of bullets from windows of up to more than 200. He Fell in Love uaiy unaer inreai 01 uennau m- 'qr>s°d. Bv thousands, the Italians vi/ . • • •• B* if \i/'£ vasion and, to bring pressure on | began ro^ng out into the streets With IS IS KOl S YV It 6 Turkey to remain neutral under the same threat. Russia's position in this new situation was not clear. Some Balkan reports, however, have suggested that Germany has promised Russia a free hand in Finland in return for Soviet non-intervention in the Balkans. Firemen Answer Two Calls; Small Damage Fire damaged roofs of two houses here Sunday, one resulting in $200 damage to the servants' quarters of the Catholic church at 115 South Division street, when flames broke out at 4 p.m. in the two-story quarters. At, 11:45 pm. firemen were called to 127 East Dougan and extinguished a blazing roof on a home owned by Ike Miller. Sparks from a flue blew onto thfi shingled roof, Fire Chief Roy Head said, causing slight damage. Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS. HI.. Jan. G (UP)—Ho°s: 24.500—24.000 salable. Top: 7.20. 170-230 Ibs., 7.10-7.20. 140-160 Ibs., 6.50-7.00. Bulk sows: 5.60-6.20. Cattle: 4.100-4,000 salable. Steers: 8.00-10.50. Slaughter steers: 7.00-14.00. Butcher yearlings: 8.00-10.00. Slaughter heifers: 6.25-12.50. Beef cows: 5.00-6.75. Cutters and low cutters; 4.255.25. to surrender. Eteht"'thousand of th°m. north M the citv, and .some to the south, had held out. Rather, they had *ou°ht to escpne thr^u^h the Britis Unes. But thev failed. The day hnd b~ok°n in a bla^ of desert sunlight which threw a elow over bummer Barriia when at 5:30 a.m. Frid^v the advance be^an. The tanks at tv«e f*rst eli^n-ner nf d<>wn hnd wheeled into oosition. throwirar ur> clouds of dust, the n«i.o.f> of their motors drowned in a sudden din of artillery and "^al ffun fin: directed at the Italian strongho'd. Tlie Australian infantrymen behaved as if thev were eoin<? to a r)icr>ic as they fixed bayonets and started out. For 18 davs they had b°en con- '"•'ntratin? secret! v and waiti"? for 'he signal to gr>. while art.iU°rv. °irr>tones fnd warships pounded "•*njin v"til it was in burning nr'-c, with Us chief centers of ••"=-<ctir."o in J-0 . c tfel and concrete fons surrounding it on tfie land ride. The bombardment reached the i^eak of furv la.st W<!d" or ' 1 ' sv nnd T-VmT-rtnv. It was the truest of f ^e war in the Near Er«=t and it was a ceaseless o^e. d^si 0 '" 0 ^ to make it Imnos^ible for the Italians to floep. Airplanes flew overhead, •^^ttirie Rims in t.Vie defense area. The one his Italian naval eun. "Bardia. Bill." was soon knocked out. I'^lian airnla.nes dM not an- rjear. Thev had been absent srnce Dec. %&. when two of them were shot down. In battle dress and steel helmets, (Continued on Page 3) Besides his wife. Mrs. Grade Delnney, he is survived by three brothers, Fad and Felix Delaney of Detroit, Mich., who are enroute here, and Tollie, of Blytheville. and in the case. Yet in la 11 there ol^o a''" two nthr-v IIF^VO°R «rho may be rel'v^d "•> u^t.ig ^tc"v." Th°v nve* M^Mo WIPnte. ?0. 'ro°TO woni"' 11 of M^m- npiLs. purl Prp^^on Gils.s, 2H. of near O-OPoln, who we r< ^ arr^'.°d in H«'Hnnm^t of. Bother anele. , Waldran was clubbed to fl-ith | Man Fined $ll)U Aft p r -d then ro^berl at Jovri^r , c ' ' Investigation of Fifth Column Groups May Continue For Two Years WASHINGTON, Jan. 0.—Chairman Martin Dies today asked* the house to continue for two years the un-American committee investigation of, fifth column organizations. Dies introduced a resolution to continue his committee for the uratlon of the 77th congress, he resolution was sent to the rules ommitte of which Dies Is a mem- er and hl.s colleagues said that he committee- would approve the equest. Dies Is asking at least $500.000 year during the next biennlum to mance the investigation. a sister, Mrs. Catherine Anderson of Farmington, Mo. •Station wh^re he "'is einnlnved. has been of- is al?o totn? raisfd for MTS. V/aldran and two young daughters. A reward of fered pnd a fund Msy Man*: Di^s As Result Of Pneumonia 'Ma took the 1'fe of Boyd May. two months Hd srn -f Mr. and Mrs. Fronk Mav of Grsnell. who died Sumiav irmrnintj. Funeral rites were to be ^ fiftrrncon at Ne'-v Church, by the Rev. Alf v ert vnstor" of First in Church. v-Mh burial at S^ndy Riffle Cemetery. Besides his i)3r°nts. he l.s ^ur- '•n^cd by one brother, Charles David. I'nnna Funeral Home wns charge. Saturday Auto Mishap A wild automobile ride on South Division street at midnight Saturday proved costly to a man in municipal court today. The man, who gave his name to police as Gaston Payne, 40, was arrested by Policemen Dick Potter and William Berryman shortly after his car struck one driven by Banks Lee, aged negro, in the 300 block on South Division. Payne was' fined $100 and cost; on a charge of drunken driving Police said his car careened across the street to strike the other machine, damaging both vehicle: badly. He was to be transferred from the county jail to the Mississippi county penal farm later today in lieu of $250 bond. Connie Trayweek, Missouri youth, was fined S10 and costs of a shoplifting charge in municipal court and was placed in the county jail. Seek Hit-Ancl-Run Dnvers Resnonsible For Death Of Tennesseans . FT. OOLETHORPE, On., Jan. 6. 'UP)—North Geomia officers to- Pioneer BlytheviUe Man Dead in St. LouiirSunday I. R. Wnrci, 80-year-old pioneer resident of Bly'tlieville- who left here 25 years ago, died Sunday in St. Louis. •' " Mrs. Mary Hntfleld of Huffman, a niece, will go to St. Louis Tuesday for funeral rites there Wednesday. When Mr. -Ward .lived in ^Brylhe- ville he was employed - by the Chicago Mill and also farmed for-.a number of years, being well re- Chicago Wheat searched for two blt-and-run mcmbered by the older residents, automobiles which flawed in n 'hrec-wav collision fatal to threo May Sept. May open high 8tf 881-2 82 7-8 l!3 1-2 low 873-4 827-8 close 883-8 833-8 Chicago Corn open 63 G27-8 high low 63 1-2 62 7-8 623-4 621-2 close 63 1-4 623-4 Peace Emissary Chnttonoofznns en route e fijpm LaFaypfctc, Ga. Miss Beverly Moore, 19, Miss Sawders, 20. and William runa?nn, 23. wero killed yestcrdny when the car in which they wer? •id'nt; plunged down nn embankment on the Ft. Oglcthorpc mlll- ffirv reservation. The flriver, J. M. B^kc, 22, and i wo other occunonts survived the accident vlth slight injuries. Blake .said he lest control of the car after smother automobile sideswiped It and the car skidded over thR embankment, when .struck from behind by a third machine. Neith- -r of the other two cars stopped. Blake said. Aged Osc?o!an Dies In Hospital Here Sunday Ban Bradameycr, 71, Osceola,; died Sunday aftprnon at 3:45 o'clock In Blytheville Hospital after hnvincr been admitted there late Saturday. 'So far os could-he learned, he hnd no relatives. He was buried today in the Mississippi County- potters' field. New York Cotton What Would You Do- If your buddy married your" fiancee—then left her in your care while lie served his country, could you keep your love a secret? Findlhe Answer in— Conscript's Wife Starts Today on Page Four Bivtheville Shivers As Mercury Drops to Twenty Birrr .... following the warmest December in .seven years. Bly- . theville residents shivered ;'- little Sunday and even more today after the official weather th;.-nno- n^eter fell'to 20 degrees durimr the night. Afteit having had snow anfi one cold "snap" before Ch"istm;»s, Blytheville has had a Spring-Hke atmosphere most of the winter and this new cold wave may bo the beginning of the "real" winter. Remember that cold weather we had last January and February? County Draft Boards To Accept Aviation Recruits Attention young men! If you Naticnal you are Defense program \v badly needed, join the Use Changes Name A prying tool does not become a "jimmy" until it is used for Aviation Corps of either the Army or Navy. "Uncle Sam" has sent out word that he needs young men between ages of 20 and 27 years, who have had at least two years of college education, and will accept youths as young as 18 years, without college work, for ground training eventually leading to flying cadet jobs. Any of the draft boards of Mississippi County will accept enlistments, with the two local boards located at the City Kail and the Mar. May July Oct. Dec. Jan. onen 1017 1033 1014 954 . 950 1025 prev. hl"h low close close 1043 1037 10« 1040 1018 1037 1038 10?6 1018 1014 1018 1017 G57 1025 <)50 1025 955 1030 955 1028 StaH Police Official -: Makes Local Inspection As a part of a routine irspsc- Hon, Sunt. G'-flv W. Al^rmht. of the. Arkansas State police. s"ent-| rlfy nieK and toctey in Bly- heville. headnufirters for the Mis- lpril CO'.'nty Corps of stats pol- ce. He came here from Newport here he made a similar inspection. Now headquartered here are nol'cemen Eugene Dickinson, Eddie B. David and Howard Archer. ~-"New Orleans Cotton Mar. July Oct. Dec. Jan. 1038 1018 9<U 958 1034 1047 1044 1021 9R7 962 1034 low dose 10U 1046 1038 1043 1018 10*>4 9^1 9S5 953 9S1 1033 1034 prev. ci^e 1047 1044 962 1036 Stock Prices lawful purposes, so a burglar can- j cscecla beard in the Court House not buy a "Jimmy" in a hardware | there, or the regular recruiting According to Verne Marshall, head A T & T 168 American Tobacco 73 1-2 Anaconda Copner 27 ra Steel 87 1-2 Chrysler 71 r"t«/» s service 41- Coca Cola iO 6 no nR rn\ "Plnct-ric 34 3-4 General Motors 48 1-8 r-t- Harvester 52 1-4 Services Are Held For Armor e! Infant Mary J^nc- Bowline, daughter of Mr, rnid Mrs. R. L. Bowlin", died Punday morning four hours after bi-th at the family residence at Arniorpl. Burial was marie Fun^v after- nc^n ft Elm wood Cemetery. :: Besides her parents.' the baby is survived by four brothers and two sisters. Cofcb. Funeral Home was in charge. •' : Coasts Are Sinking Parts of th& New England and New Jersey coastlines are slowly sinking. At. the latter spot, ,It sinks at the rate of two feet every years. the No Foreign War Committee, Montgomery Ward ........ 38 1-2 the Roosevelt administration re- York Central ........ 14 1-4 -uffed an opportunity to stop the v 0 rth American Aviation.. 17 European war in 1939. Marshall Packard 3 Washington reporters that Phillips 4 5~2 4 I-Q 22 9 1-8 William Rhodes Davis, above, New Radio York oil operator, brought a Nazi t Republic Steel . peace proposal to the State De- , c o-onv Vacuum partment in October 1939 and. that store. stations are In Jonesboro. IJAJt UiUVHU "I! \^»» W Vdrt. AWV«»-"-^N - I5C1* 1 ) it was suppressed. State Dermt standard Oil N J ,019 ment said proposal was not "feas-iTexas Corp •••• « i-£ jbie." TJ S Steel ........:.......^ 69 1-8. WEATHER Arkansas—Cloudy, not quite so eold. Light rain or snow in the northwest portion tonight. Tuesday, occasional rains and slighuy Memphis and vicinity—Cloudy tonight and Tuesday''with light '.\ Slowly rising tern.-. p.erature3.

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