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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS'AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOLUME XXXVII—NO. 251. Blythevffle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader •BLYTHEV1LLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 1941 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS TWO LOCAL MEN CRASH Asks 17 Billion For U- S. Defense; Shake-up In Navy WASHINGTON, Jan. 8. (UP) 1 — President ;, Roosevelt today laid before congress a $17,485,528,049 budge t, for the total defense of our democracy. He served notice that he soon will ask still more billions to provide munitions for Britain and other countries battling the Nazis. Informed legislators talked in terms of three billion to ten-billion for helping Britain over a long period. Any such sum would push the budget* far pas t .$20,000,000,000 but today's budget" was all for America— an America in which the president said "Democracy as a way of life is at stake." It is going to cost the taxpayer a lot more'to defend this stake that he is paying now, and there have to be many more .taxpayers, but Mr. Roosevelt made ho specific recommendations for new taxes. The when and now of the payoff -will have to be worked out at conferences between treasury and congressional experts and Mr. Roosevelt said that he hopes that the result will be completely revised and improved tax system. His broad "recommendations seemed to rule out, such restrictive taxes as sales levies in favor of higher, assessments on incomes, particularly those fattened by the defense program. Near All-Time High The figures : he presented f 1942 ' fiscal year beginning July :j hit within a billion-dollars of the 1918-19 all-time high when the nation actually was at war. Cash outlay for army, navy and other strictly defense .items jumped ..$4,347,390,700 to $10,811,314,600— 62 cents out of every dollar proposed to be spent next year. The army' gets. 55,956,600,000; the nav> WASHINGTON, Jan. 8. (UP)—President Roosevelt loday directed a sweeping reorganization of the U. S. fleet and ordered each warship to be manned at full wartime strength. He also ordered a .whole- ale .-shake-up in the naval ligh command and T an in- rease in the active enlisted Every : ''America.^ Mr. Roosevel said,, regretted -the necessity -i loading the budget with armamen expenditures. • • /"'A wry turn of fate places thl burden of -defense on the backs of a peace-loving people; lie said" h the message which was read to the house and senate. No Invasion Yet; Premier Will Tell Nation Sunday of Policies Italian Lines On Two Fronts Are ireatened SOFIA, Bulgaria, Jan. 8 (UP)— The government announced -today that Pivmier Bogdan Pilott and other spokesmen would address the nation Sunday at meetings In 11 sections : of the 'country to "explain the government's policies." There was ho Immediate official explanation of the purpose of the trength of the navy from unusual' action which followed two 92,000 to 232,000 men. That vill give each warship 100 erce'nt wartime strength. The present complement is uly _85 percent. formal 'statements by the premier that reports concerning his trip to Vienna are "lacking any foundation." The announcement was coupled with statements that "quiet reigns" Secretary of Navy Prank Knox through Bulgaria, but that police nnounced the president's naval re-! are carrying out visible measures rganization orders. At the same j against "spreading of false rumors ime he said he did not believe the ,and distribution of pamphlets and United States could detach any | leaflets by underground Comtnun- nore destroyers from . its forces' 1st organisations" .was going on in LONDON, Jan. 8. (lift-- ATHENS, Greece, ,lan; S, Great Britain's lightning fad- (UP)—The marine miuis- vanee across Libya may cqm- try'.s announcement jJiat n pel Italy to abandon its great flotilla of Greek destroyers Tobruk base with little more had shelled Valona incticat- than gesture of defense and ed today that Italy's coin- stake everything on a Ja'St 'munications lines to Albania stand farther west, it ,'^as .were in-constant peril. reported today. It was the t h i r cl time M OF DEFENSE GETS SPOTLIGHT without impairing the fleet. He mpiiasised that this was his per- onal opinion. Set Up Three Fleets Under .the reorganization plan ffective February l. three .fleets vill be set up, the Atlantic, the 'acific and the Asiatic. Each will- be placed under a conimander-in- ihief. Knox said the reorganization epresented "a . re - arrangement vhich fits the .facts." "We gradually have been en- arglng our Atlantic fleet and .it has assumed/the dignity which warrants "setting up as a separate fleet." ;" . He said .no change in the size of the Atlantic fleet .was 1 contemplated ;now. Its force r how jis cpm- posed : ;0f about 125:.ships i . j; ^.; V Vr fleet -.set-up Husband E. Kiuunel will become ebmniander-in-chief of ' L he Pacific fleet with the additional title and duty as commande'r-in- chief of the U. S. fleet. He will succeed Admiral James O. Richardson, present cbmmander-in-chief who was ordered to report to Knox for undisclosed duty. . : . . The new Atlantic fleet- will be placed under Rear Admiral Ernest J. King, present commander of the Atlantic patrol force. The .Asiatic fleet will continue under the command of Admiral Thomas Hart. The navy went down the line in Us chief fighting units to shake up the command of each. A number ot rear admirals were shifted. Bulgaria and that many of these urged resistance to the axis. To Hold Meetings Thirty meetings will be held in various parts of Bulgaria Sunday. The meetings to be addressed by the premier will .be held at. Rust- chuk, Bulgaria's Danube port directly across from Glurgiu, Rumania, where German troops have been reported concentrating. Today was the day mentioned in Balkan quarters as the date for the start of a German invasion. The country- was quiet and there was no indication of unusual activities. Tanks, armored cars .and Greek wars hi ps we re report-, reconnaissance planea \al-' e d id have, slipped through ready were sounding put the 50-mile wide Straits of weak spots in the-25-rtue the Albn- penmeter of desert -fonts'man coast. This time they ringing Tobruk. The main crossed the route over which Tobruk airport, til Adenvjlp Italian ships ply between miles south of the city, had. Italian Brandisi, and Valona, Lallen and thousands, of'..frijshf and steamed past the forti- British empire troops were; f iec l L s i am l of Sasono,. at the moving on the area by triple,.entrance to Valona Bay to Military experts expressed belief «,.^ /»A ,;u~n,; ..*. *.v.~:.. ~u:_.. that the Italians might find! it advisable to make no real stand at all in the Tobruk area but to leave a suicide defense force like that fire 60 shel j s at theh> tives in -Valona • M o nda y night ; according ;to the marine ministry. _ ..... ______ at Bardia and concentrate. Its en-! Tlallatl relhforcenicnts have been strength at some selected ' poking across the Adriatic into - Lire point to the west—Dqrna, Benghazi or, as somer suggested, even a-t Tripoli in- extreme western Libya Valona from, both Brindisi and Bari the past few days; it was re- P° rted - nnd a government spokes, . , -, . V ' l----- - i » it t5*Jl 1.1 iiuitill/ aiJVTlXS- near the French. Tunisia border. mtm sajd private advices Indicated British Move Up ' The main British Empire army, including artillery. was moving rapidly to the plateau commanding Tooruk town, it was reported'-here. There had been talk of a big Italian stand at Tobruk, possibly that at least: 35,000 wounded 01 otherwise ^disabled Italians had been evacuated -i'fronv' Valona since 'the war started. Air Base Kaiclcd A devastating^ Italian air .raid on Korkza, former -.Italian with the aid of 'German airplanes: V" „ V, ,,L , , DaSL l P.m mrtai, pvno.-r, *vm™«,,AoHof. *or -Llie • north Albanian front, fea- (The same private sources that advised the United Press two days; ago that, Bulgaria had. yielded,to a German ultimatum and that Nazh troops" soon;' would "enter ' the' 1 country, asserted today that bad __ _ _ _ weather and an Impending Bui- aia~~whicV"me"ltaUahI\ad : had garian cabinet change had. set back months to build . Belief strength- occupation plans.) Bui today experts expressed .belief that Tobruk might not have more than 20,000 or at the most SO^OOp men in its garrison..Further, 1 It was , belie ved ._that : the .defenses:, of 'the; area" -'were more ""straggled ".'.and tured yesterday's war activity.. A dispatch from a- United Press correspondent, at ••'Korltza •stiicl more than- ' -100 persons :Were; Icnpwn - • to' have' been ; killed ;- In ^'he'vf jtia' %ii8 Seek Acceleration in;Arms Production Drive With New Labor Distribution WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, (UP)--, The trend of the house naval nl'- commiitee's investigation of rearmament lugs loday Indicated increasing congressional temper lo compel drastic curtailment of peace-time production in favor of an all-out defense effort. Committee Chairman Carl Vinon ended an Initial discussion by commltteemen and Rear Admiral John H. Towers, chief of naval icronuutics, about effects of such i restrictive program 'with these vords: "1 don't need an expert lo tell ne you ciui't have your cake and oat It. When there. Is a limited supply of skilled labor, you can't parcel It out to all industry and still rush the defense program to the fullest extent." Two other members of the committee, which Y resumes its study of the affect of rearmament delays on the naval expansion program tomorrow, believe, that production could be stepped up by congressional action or administrative encouragement of more and more emphasis on arms output. They were Reps. Melvln J. Maas,' R., Minn., and Warren G. Magnuspn, D., Wash.' ' ; . ( . ; '; Two '.high administrative leaders —Gen. George C. Marshall, army. r chief of staff, and t William S. Kmidsen,. director, general of the new super defense agency—mean- *• s Heavily Loaded Coal Truck Hits i Rut, Turns Over --•- i » Two Blytheville men were killed when a coal truck overturned on Highway 61 near Hayti, Mo'., 28 miles north of here, about 0 o'clock this morning; -They 'were: Ustis Akihs, 24, ami his brother-in-law, Atfzie Woodrow Booles, 2Y. It is believed that the "hob" type truck and trailer rail ofV the pavement into a rut to cause the tragedy when the" men were enroute from Illinois where.they had loaded the coal at a mine. 111 GILLS UP Of 19 Their badly broken bodies were found burled beneath the ,trucfc ' load of coal after passing motor- * Lsts saw the. truck swerve, asYIf- a wheel had struck a deep rut .at the edge ot the -pavement, , and then overturn while t traveling -at what was described as a "fairly rapid rate" of speed. ^ 'I' ,The accident occurred four miles North of Haytl. Members t of- ttie To Colors Bv II Duce 1 .! tragedy ' te£t, Immeoialely for that 9£fi finn C '* town" but tlie remains-had not ar£50^000 otl'Onp shortly- after noon and , . funeral arrangements were • incom- ROME, Jan. 8. <UP)~-lUUy Is P letl! - k calling to the colors for army and Coroner J. V. Moore was out of nir force service Its military class the county -and an Inquest was of 1922, composed of an estimated conducted at Haytl by a justice 'J50.000 youths 19 years of age, the of peace. , r { war ministry announced today. 1 The bodies were taken to Ray'' Previously. Gen. Alfredo Gu/zoni, Undertaking Company, Hay,l'ij wider-secretary of wur, disclosed pending removal to Cobb Funeral Uv an order of the day that the Home. class of 1921—youths of 20 years—! Akins, who was-born in Newport^ was being called. , , Ar k., had been employed at Gra- 'I The 192U ;lnss will be given in-'ber's Department Store during the tensive military training after tak- K dll season, Since coming to Bly: tag the regular medical examina- thevllle he* hadVbeen a member km to determine fitness for ser- or the Nafc ional Guard'~TJnlt but v'-,,»i r *i i i , , , l nacl resigned some - time ago. .. " ^ Youths of the class already had' Wo k t...^!..-^ hv M* »<% nrr* undergone two yearn of so-callcrt' HC b ^ lvived - b >' hib ****** Mrs " Stock Prices Pass Deadline Today SOFIA, Bulgaria, Jan. 8 (UP)— The nation calmly .passed the deadline, for a predicted German invasion today. ' 'When no Invaders, were see.n bV mid-day, the average person dismissed the whole thing as another Balkan, rumor 'that had fizzled. Diplomatic quarters were curious, ; however, as to who started the rumor and why. and why Germany should invade friendly Bulgaria at this time . anyhow, since she could not advance on into Turkey or ; Greece now becauss.of .floods along the south Bulgarian border. The fire department really had to j Rumors of the coming "invasion" much weaker'than those-at Bar- lthflt men - women 1 and children were still digging- in ruins In search of more bodies. The town of ; 25,000 was said to have been hard .hit. A 200-year-old Orthodox 'Cathedral was. reported among : the buildings-'wrecked; mat Tojruk might fall, into : British hands with little resistance, sources -reported that the .Rome radio said last night :• while appealed for cooperation of ;tne : nation and Industry for-acceleration ; of the rearmament•' drive. "Our,real defense ', put. up !•'.'. President Roosevelt's promise of Firemen Busy Answering Two Calls at Same Time A T.&. T..... 167 3-4 Am .Tobacco 74 1-4 Anaconda. Copper ........ 28 7-8 Bethlehem Steel ........' 87 3-4 First fc call came in from 1009 and the first thing Premier Bogdan ^Chrysler ... '. 70 5-8 South Lake street, and an engine Filoff did on his return last night work fast Tuesday. 'had gained wide circulation here "Cities Service ..... ....... 43-4 Coca Cola .'.; ......... .... 106 General 1 ' 'Electric ..... . — 34 3-4 General Motors .......... 48 " Int Harvester ............ 53 Montgomery Ward ..... ... 39 New York Central ........ 14 1-4 North Am Aviation ...... 167-8 Packard . ............... 31-4 Phillips ........ .......... 39 3-4 Radio .................... 45-8 Republic Steel ............ 22 1-8 Soccny Vacuum .......... 9 1-8 Studebaker ' ............. 83 farther away (irom Bardta) where the bulk .of the Italian army is. .... There is a possibility of our having to yield some -.further points." • • •• Talk' 1 of a British advance to Tripoli seemed fantastic, perhaps. Military experts, including that of the especially well informed Times, said however that the alternatives to falling back to Tripoli would be to pour reinforcements into To- bruk, already threatened, and risk a further diminution in the battered Italian African army, or to fall back to Benghazi, 230 miles west of Tobruk, where they would be isolated. There is no important base between Benghazi and Tripoli, 5(JO miles farther west. was sent there. A moment later from Vienna, where he ostensibly another blaze • was reported at 514 j spent several days for' his "health," West Chickasawba and a second was to issue a statement saying: 'engine sped to that address. It "Reports circulated in America was about 6 p. m. j concerning my visit to Germany Damage was slight at both fires, were not true." Chief Roy Head said. . Standard Oil N J 3-4 The first resulted from a defective flue in a home occupied by negroes, the' second was a fire In a coal house, owned by tlie Thomas Land Co. Two other fires ^cUcT^exlensive damage this afternoon, one at the New York Cotton aid' for Greece sent a wave of bpt'imism through the country. The newspaper Kathermlrini said that ."the forces of. liberty throughout the world soon will be on the offensive." A. United Press correspondent reported' from Janinu, Pindus mountain city, that soldiers and civilians crowded around radios in cafes to listen to the broadcast of President. .Roosevelt's message to congress and that soldiers coultl be seen in the sand-bagged streets reading newspaper ex?^-rpts of the f-peech to Illiterate peasants. The Janina newspaper's headline read: "Roosevelt fights alongside the Evzonei" First Arbor Day Arbor Day first was observed In School Officials Will Hear County Officers County officers will speak at the moAthly meeting of the superin- \ tendents and principals of Mississippi county schools Thursday Nebraska in 1872 J. -Sterling.—^ ^ Tutflla ...,.- . M " t0 l.?"!» ^ .22 r . 0 " e *? 6:30 o'clock, according i. an- Texas Corp 39.3-8 llome of Gary McParland on North U S Steel 687-8 ""'" """ " " ' *"" 45 minutes later at Meyer Bros. Gin on South Elm. A youngster at the McFarland (home, playing with matches and prev.! trying to light a candle, accident- open high low close close ally ignited clothing there. and a Mar. 1C50 1054 1049 1054 1048 fire developed." Several articles of May -1045 1057 1045 1052 1043 clothing were damaged and the July 1028 1041- 1027 1036 1025 fire went' thiou'gh a wall into an Oct.. . 977' 998 9~77 987 968 attic. Dec. . 970 994 980 983 963 Several bales of cotton were Jan. 1036 1043 1036 1050 1034 1 burned and soaked by water at — ! the gin's cotton house when a I blaze started in a bin as a load of New Orleans Cotton \ cotton * was '^g p laced in tne bin - each year be set aside for tree- planting. The oc.ojici • 'v > celebrated on April 22 by Nebraska, but the aate varies in cui- terent .itates. Banker Is Named Finnish Premier U. S. Food To Go Thru Blockade LONDON, Jan. 8. (UP) — The ministry of .economic warfare said today that In response to a personal request by President Roosevelt had 1 agreed to passage through the blockade of a shipload of American vitamin concentrates, dried milk and similar supplies for unoccupied France. Marshall' reported that an , army "worthy of America" Is on the t way but warned that "whole-hearted support" Is essential "if the defense program is to prove sticceisful "Wti are preparing the manpower," he said, "industry—capital and laborr-must provide the equipment.^public- opinion must give its .'wholehearted', support lo the en ; - terprise. Speed and unity are ; lm- peratlve.'',. . Knudsen told a closed meeting of manufacturers of machine tools, considered ,one of the major "bottlenecks" of the defense program; ihat they had done a" "swell job" but, that ; "a ;. stupendous job" was essential to keep industry, at work on defense -Orders. ; Tlie National Machine Tool Builders Association, which called the meeting, announced a four- point projram to speed machine tool output beyond?'the 1941 total of $650,000,000. It would call for subcontract of more work to outside concerns; employment' and training' of more men; expansion of plant capacities; and maximum utilization of plants, and equipment. • ' The APL's -building and construction trades department adopted a resolution calling for "no strikes" on defense projects and settlement of labor disputes by arbitration. The metal trades division of the APL has approved a 1 similar resolution. prc-milltary I mining, durme which' "T™ IhPV hnrl mnrflirpH \n rnnnlnr mnv P 10 ^*- 1 * Rlce-SUx Factory fov.' TUey -nad^-'bcen, * in \f fi*»i-i*t \t\' •*! H« witrT rifles, Automatic' rl'ries, ma- Clear Lake;,four sislei^ Mi'S/'Aitzle Booles, Miss Geneva Prances Newman and chine guns and light artillery. Those groups destined for the Akins air force had been ylven glider. Miss Willie" Mae Akins, and one .raining and instruction in navl- -brother, J. WT Akins, all of • Ely-i gatlon, so that they would enter thevllle. formal service with experience almost equal: to that of quallflod pilots. Booles, a native of Arkabutlaf was connected with the Pioneer and Rogers Construction Company there before he- moved to Blytheville. He resided with !&3 wife, Mrs. Vivian Booles,. and tlirce-year-old daughter, Catheririe. Joyce, on the Barfleld Road.* -^ He is also survlived by a sister?^ Zal B T Harrison heads the Blythe- Mrs. Olivia Blivens, and, a brother Harrison Named to Head Bar Association For 1941 i Atlas Booles, both of Blytheviller- ville Bar association today. Harrison was elected president] ~^. °LA l , lp °I Bani ^ Uo ^ for A 941 ^ a Continue Tp Told Two v Negroes In Osceola Case No formal murder charges have, . Nelson, and Graham Sudbury, new' yet b^en placed against Jim Davis* -secretary-treasurer taking the job 28, and Wash (School Boy) Tiio-; formerly held by Percy Wright. j mas, 35, Memphis negroes held hi . ;jail at Osceola as "suspects _hi thi brutal slaying of Lawrence Wai- dran, 30, Osceola service station meeting.Tuesday. Hc succeeds Jesse Taylor. Other officers are Marcus EvraVd, vice president, who replaces Roy _. Lsirgcst Caverns nouncement made today by Mrs. T. R. Ivy. county examiner. Although/ the Manila school Is closed because of the Influenza epidemic, arrangements have been made for the dinner to be served unuccupieu rrance. i ^^West Dairy Company has under the direction of Miss Anna i The same ship, the ministry ! ; . , C J y 10 m iit rout" of Hal- j Bess Stegall, home economics in- j said, will deliver a cargo of wheat ; ] [A? Dfll a Mrs H " L> H alscll * — *-— .-.*•—— t i -.*-»„ _ « ••-• _-t t _ t.- li \+ir<, r* r»rs?^4, ** M-lk Route Of Halsell's Dairy Bought By Mid-West > New Mexico's Carlsbad Caverns attendant, it was announced today- are the biggest in North America, noon by L c _ ^ B ^ young, depucy with the possible exception of the prosccu tin g attorney at Osceola. Cacahuamllpa Caverns, near Mex- Asks Roosevelt To Seek Peace istructor. ,.to Spain. Britain, it was said, Mar. May July Oct. Dec. Jan. prev. | pupils Get Free Lunches open high low close close , MONTGOMERY. Ala. (UP)—Up- 1055 10S3 1055 1058 1053 j \vards of 45.000 needy, undernour- 1057 1063 1052 1057 1050 j j s - nec j children in Alabama schools 1033 1045 1037 1042 1031 j are receiving free lunches daily 978 1000 990 994 973 j through the statewide school lunch , 972 995 976 993 969 program sponsored by the Federal 1043 1056 1043 1050 1040 c urplu . s Commodity Corporation. May Sept. open high low close, 87 3-4 88 1-2 87 1-2 87 1-2 821-2 831-2 823-8 821-2 Livestock May Sept, Chicago Corn open high low .close 62 3-4 63 62 5-8 62 3-8 627-8 623-4 621-2 621-2 Hogs: 13,800—13.000 salable. Top: 7:45 170-230 Ibs.: 7.35-7.45. 140-160 Ibs.: 6.50-7.00. Bulk Sows: 5.85-6.50. Cattle: 3 ; 100—3,000 salable. Slaughter-: Steers: 7.00-14.00. Slaughter Heifers: 6.25-7.25. Beef Cows: 5.50-6.50. ,;-^ . Cutters & Low Cutters; 4.25-5.25, Roland Green, county Judge, ™U .agreed to permit passage as a set-up to the- group and W. tion on the condition that the and son, H. L. Halsell Jr.. have been placed In charge of the retail department of the firm in Watson, county assessor, will ex- } quantity of relief supplies will be , . plain his system of assessments. ; strictly limited and distributed In Jf ' Miss Winnie Virgil Turner, pro- France under American Red Cross gram chairman, will lead the round supervision, table discussion on "Progressive . —~ . Blvthevllle, it was announced lo- ; Education vs. Formal Education. I Thus is in keeping with her pro- f gram plan to have a local professional problem as well as an out- I side subject of interest discussed' at each meeting. Services For Mrs. , Louise Bullard of Dyess OSC^OLA, Jan. 8.—Funeral services will be conducted Thursday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the The dairv. which recently pur- i chased Crate's Dairy when it bti- 1 aan ouerpiions in Blvth°ville. will use the milk of the bp'vl nnrl other I hords. takina: nil to Jonesboro for • n^MrnrlTsaUnn before it is dis- ! tribuied. officials of the company said. .!->rk Pobpr^nn will continue as r nf Mir?-West Dairy Com- Work Relief Takes Dig . whi . to - Baptist church tor m ^ pany in B iythevnie. Cut In The New BlldgSt Louise C. Bullard, 87-year-old res-' ident of the Dyess vicinity, who WASHINGTON, Jan. 7. iUP>— ' died yesterday afternoon at Dyess > Work relief took the biggest cut— Hospital after a long illness. "~ $4CO,OOC,000-as President ftoose-i Last rites for the aged woman velt budgeted $6,674,213.449 ot non- ' will be conducted by the Rev. i defense spending in the fiscal J-W. Thompson, a minister from year 1942. ; Missouri, and burial will be made Non-defense accounted for 38. at the Whitton cemetery per cent of the whole budget. Plants Using Iron The deceased, is five jsons, Q. A. Bullard with whom ; she made her home, Pete', *rthur, The number of manufacturing! Thompson and Ansley • Bullard, and aments 'in the United States one daughter, Miss Bess Bullard. consume iron or steel dl-' The Swift Funeral Home of from 'the steel industry is, Osceola is : in charge, of arrange- 'ments,.,,.:, =-.;.-.;;.^...:,--. - "" •"" approximately 22,000. to Court in September Lnnds forfeited fo'* non-onvment "We do not plan to arraign the suspects until the Investigation is completed, but when the attorneys for the negroes want a ^.imi- nary, we will have one," ha continued. . , • A Memphis attorney, understood , to have been retained Tuesday ior Davis, has not yet asked tor !a • preliminary, according to Mr. Young. * , County and state police officers are yet working on the investigation, assisted by Memphis officers, in hopes of "breaking" the cas'e^ .which is now one of "strong,cur-' cumstantial evidence" against the two Memphis negroes. -,••»£• Also held as a material witness- is Lucille, 24, wife of Davis, whose story made a r strong link in the evidence, 1 officers said. There .'Is 3 probability that the negroes will waive preliminary hearing or that they will be in-^ dieted directly into Criminal Dir: vision of Circuit Court meeting in Osceola n : March, but nothing has. been done yet alon^ these lines', Mr. Waldran v;as'found dead the night of Dec. 27 in Joyner Service^ Station, his head; crushed by blows; on the back of his head. . : -- of tflves 50!--? to the state of Arkansas Vill be sublet for numerous lawsuits In the September term of Chancery cc"rt Court Clerk Harvey Morris saW today, Persons P nd . firms whose land taxes are delinquent will be asked to show reasons for non-forfeiture. : Michigan Reduces WPA ' .• DETROIT i UP)— Fourteen thousand Michigan WPA workers have". '"returned to jobs in the state's ex-j : panding private industries during 1 the past 90 days, state administra-; " •! tor Abner E. Lamed has reported. Calling on America to settle her own problems before undertak- i ing to solve those of others, Sen- i WFATHER " tjf ^ t * 1 x the State Land office; Morris said. 5ST demanded thaT PreSt Se east portio n 't«,rht; son^t Roosevelt work ,for. a .negoUatri^ofder In the tfonh poroon Thurs- 5SS^i1^^^.,%a^ ^ ™^-™ and , . . _ -^ i.2>.« '. ** v '..**"' • t\?! nation. ... , j warmer • ton^lit. Thursday cloudy. \*\"-

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