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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, January 11, 1941
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTH1UAST AI?WAMOAC. A K,™ r.^,unrr«.« .~r>, "^^^ ^*-r VOLUME XXXVII—NO. 254. Blytheville'Daily News Blytheville Courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader ?ER OP NORTH1UAST ARKANSAS AND .SOUTHEAST MASSOUH1 BLYTHEVILLK, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY. JANUARY 1J, To Train CCC Boys Ai For National Defense Wor KY MAX STURM Special C'ori-espoadeiu HA.VT1, Mo., Jan. n.—T'he academic and vocational training- program of the Civilian Conservation Corps camp here was revamped this week for intensive training .to enrol lees to fit, needs of the national defense program for .skilled workers. Special emphasis now Ls being placed upon suoh courses as mapping, welding, military hygiene, cooking and mess management, first aid, and gasoline motor vehicle- operation and maintenance. As a result, camp directors hope to be able within a minimum amount or time LO have a ready supply of well-trained young men available to Jill certain jobs in the program. • now begging for adequately trained workers-. Shows General Trend Alteration of the training program for defense in the camp here indicated that the movement, is general in all CCC camps in the nation. Reviewing the general education- ul program in the camp, personnel members said ihe program and facilities have been so enlarged .since the camp was established in July, 1933. that now nearly as much emphasis is placed upon the enrollee's education and training as on the conservation work being done to the drainage system in the district. In this cotton-producing area of Missouri a large number of the enrollees come from sharecroppers and farm day labor families. Education Is Goal Robert B. Jones, camp educational advisor, said that "a lot of the boys entering the camp can neither read nor write. •'The enlarged educational program," he said, ''was made necessary when so many of the enrollees were found to be virtually illiterate. One of the primary purposes of the educational program is to stamp out illiteracy:' J During 1940, eighth grade diplo- finas were awarded to 46 em-oilees. Educational certificates which tire given for 144 hours of educational work were given to nine youths; 90 certificates for work proficiency and 73 American Red Cross first juU! certificates were awarded, and 1193 enrollefts received unit- certificates given for fourteen hours of educational work in any subject, N<i Limit to Study Academic courses. ineli!cu> business arithmetic, business English nnd letter writing, citizenship, journalism, health and hygiene, and literarcy. In addition, complete instruction is given similar to that offered, in regular public school elementary grades from the fourth to the eighth. After an enrollec completes the camp's courses, he can go ahead with high school and college suid- ies and .still remain in camp. Recognizing thai in most cases ihe enrollee's pursuits of education will cease as soon as he leaves the camp, directors have arranged a well-balanced list of subjects in vocational training, including uiu'o mechanics, conservation, cooking, typing, first aid, foreman duties, lealhercral't. photography, surveying, tractor operation, truck driving, welding, woodworking, fence construction, dragline operation, personal safety and personnel training. Ma.y Get Jobs , "So successful has been the job- training prorgam that, since January last year, '34 enrollees have left camp before their periods \vere up to accept employment outside on jobs for which the training they had received in camp had fitted them." said Fred C. Boles, in charge of soil conservation service personnel educational activities. Supplementing the educational program is a library of about 1000 books covering many fields. A motion picture projector .shows twelve reels of educational films each month to the enrollees. Ford May Make Bomber Injury To Child's Eye Causes Loss Ql Sight , Ann Gwyn Salmon, three-year- old daughter^of j;he Rev; and" Mr^. -StuarUlH; Salmon" who "lived before they moved to Jackson. Mo., has lost the stelit of one eye because of an accident. It was about i\vo months ago that one of her brothers playing with a pencil, ''flipped" it across the room. The pencil left its path and bounced over to where his .sister was playing, the point striking her eye ball. It was first believed that treatment would cure the injury but the sight has gradually left the eye although the eye ball was not removed. The Rev. Mr. Salmon was pastor of First Presbyterian Church and holds a similar charge in Jackson where a new church has been erected. Overheated Motor Causes Fire Alarm At Residence An overheated electric refrigerator motor caused a fire alarm last night. Members of the Edgar Borum family were awakened by smoke which had. filled the house. 1022 Holly .street. A more thorough investigation disclased that the'refrigerator motor was making the smoke and it was ncr. ncessarv to use water. Stock Prices 167 70 4 4 34 48 51 38 A. T. & T Am. Tobacco ............ 74 Anaconda Copper ........ 26 Bethlehem Steel .......... 39 Chrysler Cities Service Coca-Cola General Electric General Motors Tnt'I. arvester Mont. Ward New York Cent ........... 14 North Am. Aviation ...... 17 Packard ................. 3 Phillips ................. 39 Radio .................... 4 Republic Steel ............ 21 Ecccny Vacuum .......... 9 Sludebaker ' ScU of N. J ............. 35 Texas Corp .............. 39 U. S. Steel ............... 68 1-2 1-2 3-4 1-2 1-8 1-4 1-4 7-8 1-4 1- Shipping Official Says "Good Neighbor*' Policy Shows Results NEW ORLEANS. Jan. 11 (UP)—' President Louis H. Pnte of the Mississippi shipping company said last night that prospects were good for a greater exchange of trade with Argentina and that this nation's good neighbor policy is beginning to show results "in that South American country. Pate, who arrived on the. company's Delargentino from a South American tour, pointed out that two of the company's vessels hail made unscheduled trips in ballast to South America to bring back cargoes. The shipping head saki that "the loans give Argentina, the backing to go on and replace direct trade with the United States for the European trade which was blockaded completely with the exception of large beef movements to England." Argentina, he said, is "shipping the United States fine wines to re-place former French imports and cheese that formerly came from Holland and Switzerland. Other passengers aboard the ship included Jane Stanton and Dorothy Bundy, tennis stars who have been touring South America; Walter J. Donnelly, U. S. commercial attache at Rio cle Janeiro; and Miss Ruth B. Shipley, head of the U. S. passport department, Suggest Latin - American Nations Also Aid Damaged British Ships WASHINGTON. Jan. U. (UP) Diplomatic circles suggested today that thii of the war at st * mlghi fcp Lfivjtily affected if Latin- i American nations follow along wiili President Roosevelt's proposal to make United States navy yards available to British warships foi i repairs and outfitting. j As far a.s lias side of ihe Atlantic is concerned, major raids on British shipping have occurred I scuth of the equator rather than 1 in the north. *• South American reaction to the administration's new plan there- fere wns watched with great interest and there was considerable uncertainty as 10 the trend it might take. Would Overrido Agreement The U. S. plan to repair or outfit British warships here apparently would override the declaration of Panama which the U. S. and the Latin-American republics entered into as part of their cooperative endeavor to keep ihe war away from this continent. The declaration provided that the American republics "shall prevent the fitting out, arming or augmenting the forces or armament of any ship or vessel to be employed in the service of one of the belligerents, to cruise or commit hostilities against another belligerent" This- declaration was patterned largely after the 13th Hague convention of 1907 which the United States ratified and which provicl-' ed that "a neutral government" is* b'ounci" to "employ the' means ".at it£ disposal to prevent the fitting out or -arming of any vessel within its' jurisdiction which it has reason to believe is intended to cruise or engage in hostile operations against a power with which that government is at peace." Comment Not Official No official comment was forthcoming regarding .seeming conflicts between these declarations and the new proposal for the U. S. to 'test, inspect, prove, repair, outfit, reconditloa or otherwise place In good order any defense article." including warships. Unofficially, however, [r. was' pointed out that the Axis powers, in this government's view, long since have torn international law to shreds and have no claim to invoke its protection now. The Panama declaration contains a so-called escape clause which 'eaves ii up to each signatory to letermine the manner in which the regulations in the declarations -hall be; given "concrete application." While The Hague convention j fcrbid.s "the supply, in any manner, directly or indirectly by a neutral pov;er to a belligerent one, of warships, ammunition, or war Edsel Pord, right, president of the Ford Motor Company. Inspects a B-24 Consolidated Aircraft Company bomber, 'at San Diego. Cam., preparatory to conference with Consolidated and Douglas Aircraft ot- ficials in which, it is believed, plans will be made for the Pord Company to manufacture parts lor aircraft. AT left Is Ford Production Manager C. E. Sorenson. Consolidated President. Major R. H. Fleet is in the center.—NEA telephoto. material of any kind whatever." this clause lias aroused less international friction than the ship refitting clauses. Gather At Little Rock For Opening of General Assembly Monday Named to Govern Virgin Islands Gqvernor Bailey Issues Pardon For Osceola Man G. A. Holland, of Osceola, who was granted an indefinite furlough LITTLE ROCK. Jan. 11 (UP)— The b'-ennial t^ek of legislators to r he 53rd opening, of the Arkansas legislature WPS under wa yioday. , A 60-day session opens here Monday. : It was ' indicated that Julian • T ames of Joneshoro wouH withdraw from the sne^kership race, leaving Means Wilkonson of Seb^tlan county — selection of Governor- Homer Ad kins—the sole nominee. Both men have maintain^ hnad- New York Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. Jan. Prev. Open High Low Close Closs 1C59 1060 1051 1054 1058 1060 1060 1051 1055 105R 1049 1051 1C44 1047 1047 999 1001 994 995 90S 995 998 991 992 955 1047 1047 1047 1047 I04& Mar. May July Oct. Dec. Jan, Chicago Corn Prev. Open High Low Close Close . 1064 1065 1056 1059 1064 . 1063 1064 1057 1061 1063 . 1052 1056 1048. 1051 1051 . 1C03 1007 JOOO 1000 "1002 . 1000 1000 989 1000 993 ^ 1051 1Q54 lOoi 1054 1054 ( Gov. Harvey Parnell Sept. 3. jorarters ah a downtown" hotel dur- 1932. on a life sentence upon con- ing th» p*st. week, with u vast vfcticn of a rape charge, was giv- j majoritv of the legislators mnkin? c>n a pardon by Gov. Carl E. Bailey,) the Sebastian county m«n'< head- it has been announced. nnarte'-s their first calline ntece. of wilkerson candidacy Iciis- would o5 years of a?e. Holland } served four and a half years of ,, ld to <J befr 8rantcd l»io« of the Will Probe Election Of Gov. Donnell JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Jan. 11 (UP)— The Missouri legislature to- ;vore for him. SOP liner of teefslator-elert John Tuor Reports Damage Not Great After Accident In Florida Harbor JACKfiONVILLE. Fl;t.. Jan. 11. < UP) —The U. S. S. Oklsko, Jinx 'if of> navv, resorted to coast ^•ni"! hendnunrter.s heiv rtf. 5 a.m.. '.rrJpv that, it wns H float nnd "nro- c"erJin"" n f ter having run aground "enr the entrance to St. Augustine coast mifird said the tug "/o.s P<H badly rtamn"'ed nnd was ^m-o crime in charge of its crew nnd c-oi^imivior, Lt. M. J. Blancq. Th? fi5-fr>m t,u». ran aground Int.f ^?. c tsrc)jiv when it soi'ein snfetv f rom hi"h sens by putting in at harbor. Coast ssfl.'i wept to its air! and sue- Med in floating it earlv todav. The Okisko has been en lied the hecauso nf .several ac- .vt. v;eek it !>ad to he "'drnf.s. *ru r ed into Port Evenlnries on its ! ri^ tn Florida from Charleston. °. C.. bocnns" of water In her fu^l tanks. Ike Moore of Helena was by John Sheffield, who cnnrr-nded that irregularities in severs! ballot bnxp.s ^ve Moore the election in Phillips county. A delegation from the hoi.'s^ and .senate wa se^pocted to confer late today with Adkins unon final details of his inauguration a.-: i:over- nor Tuesday. It wa.s also ; ^ n that when several import" nt nosts pose of their equinmcnt. wl'hin the Drive Against Slot Machines JONESBCRO. Ark.. Jan. 11. - Onerators of slot machines and any other gambling devices must filled scon, the positions of highway director and labor com- Piesident Roosevelt nominated an old personal friend, Charles Harwood, above, of Harrison, N. Y M to be Governor of the ; Virgin Islands. A noted New York lawyer, the nominee is a former -U. S.. district judge in .the Canal Zojie* vestigate "unmistakable evidences missioner might not be of fraud and irregularity" in the In lat^r date. republican gubernatorial election I of Forrest C. Donnell. until " parations for his inauguration. which had ben scheduled Monday. Even before the legislature voted the investigation, it had refused to certify his election. Gov. Lloyd C. Stark, a Democrat, !; BC| *««K Warned Against Their Cats Stray BRUSSELS. Betelum (via Berlin) Jan. n (UP)—Police have — posted warnings to cat owners to will remain m office until the in- keep their pets at home because. vestieation is txvmrt**** professional cat-hunters arc using salted herring to lure c;us to vestigation is The committee, was ordered to , . • ^ — w -— -. w-« w-wu, *4l M ,AtJA|'^ \,\J lV4lt VC>>«" »W T n oJ^ inc l llir y " not la ter than slaughter, selling their mcai for Jan. 27." rabbit. next week, or fnce prosecution, Prosecuting Atty. Marcus Fietz warned Friday. Mr. Fiotx Announced that he has lust completed a round of hLs district and ha.s made arrair-e- ments with sheriffs of ail counties ^c launch the drive, Three rondbouses already have been closed since Mr. Fietz took office several days ago. Gnr.rators of marble and pin ball Possibility of Two-Year Restriction On Sweeping Powers Discussed HY JOHN H. URAL LhiHi'd Press S(al)' C'orrc5|Minc)cnt WASHINGTON. Jan. U (UP) — Substantial sentiment appeared to be developing in congress today to impost' limitations on the administration's bill for nil-out material ikl to the anti-Axis nations. A two-year restriction on Uic sweeping powers souyht for President Roosevelt was most widely discussed. A modification to prevent outrlRhi gifts of war materials to Britain and the other democracies also was advanced. The- Isolationist bloc cried Umt the bill was equal to a "declaration of war and n "dictatorship for the United States." It girded for u ImiK ntid determined fight to kill virtually the whole proposal. Hoover, Lundun Object Former President Herbert Hoover and Gov. Alf M. Landon, the 1936 republican nominee, who never have been aligned with the outright Isolationist bloc, also moved Into the forefront of the fight against aspects of the bill. Landon, who will make a broadcast on the subject tonljjlit. said the measure was "the first step toward dictatorship by Mr. Roosevelt." Hoover.said It raised the issue of "preservation of democracy in this country," Administration leaders, recalling their previous victories on repeal of the arms embargo and conscription, claimed ultimate victory and .put the machinery la motion to start, hearings on the bill next week. the measure met a , v favorable response,- however, -nmorjy --many legislators'who were In agreement with th* president's general policy of extending much grcnter material aid to Britain. While sentiment wns slow to crystalisc, initial indications pointed toward the possibility that the modiflcationists and the outright opponents, together, might have sufficient votes to put some restrictions into the bill. Most, discussed were these suggested limitations: Points Suggested 1. A two-year limit on the president's authority to provide war materials ami repair warships for "itny country whose defense the president deems vital to the defense of the United States." '2. A provision to maintain the | existing law that ships, airplanes, guns iiud other equipment now in the hands of the U. S. army and niivy cannot be disposed of unless jtbc chief of staff or chief of naval operations certify that they are not essential to the United States' own defense. The administration bill would waive this restriction. The bill, for intsance, conceivably would peimit release of the secret naval bombsight. 3. A revision to prevent outright gifts of war materials. The bill as drafted would authorize the president - "to sell, transfer, exchange, lease, lend, or otherwise dispose of" such material. It provides merely that the terms on which this is done "shall be those which the president deems satisfactory, and Die benefit to the United States may be payment or repayment in kind or property, or any other direct , or indirect benefit which the president deems satisfactory." The "indirect benefit" clause, it was contended, left the way open for outright gifts. Chairman Walter George of the senate foreign relations committee said the administration did not intend to give nway anything and i that the section was "not. definite enough." ' George Withheld comment on the bill jis a whole, bet pointedly said he hoped its provisions would be •widely publicized "so the. American i people can .see" that it would give j belligerent warships "the freedom • of our ports" and would permit disposal of water material already on hand as well as that which is still to be made. He said that critics of the bill were unfair in their interpretation If they said that foreign warships could use American ports as bases of operation. informed sources said that the bill was changed in accordance with senatorial suggestion prior* to introdfction to make sure that it did not permit use of American war vessels to protect convoys. BOMBED Both Sides Find Damage Is Heavy; Italians On Run (UP)—A Royal Air Force communique reported today' thai Italian troops, motor convoys ami tanks are "in full retreat" toward Beral as a result of Crook occupation of Klisura. The RAF said U)ut British planes had carried out successful attacks upon the retreating Kalian columns. The British report was based on action by RAP plane? from Kllsuru north toward Burnt. it followed Greek advices that Italian resistance In southeastern' Albania Is crumbling as result of the full of Klisura. A wur ministry communique said 800 Italian prisoners. Including - 20 officers, four, big guns, some tanks and other equipment of all kinds were captured when the Greeks entered Kllsura. The town itself, Recording lo the communique, had been "devastated, pillaged and burned down" during the month- long scige by Greek, troops. A. government spokesman said 400 Italian dead were found In one area of the Kllsuru front where there hud been a Greek artillery barrage and Infantry charge 'Just before the town fell. The spokesman said 18 trench mortars were among the Italian equipment cnp- lured. Continue Shelling Tobruk WITH THE BRITISH FORCES BEFQRT TOBRUK. Jan. H. (UP) —The British urmy of the Nile today brought up more artillery batteries and Intensified the .shelving of Tobruk. 'Flying columns struck deeper .into the territory west of the port, culling the Tobruk-Derna road at new places The 'British had obtained additional Information on the activity of General Annabale Bergunzoli "old electric whiskers" •— whose forces at Bardia were defeated and captured. The British said Bcrganzoii' fled from Bardia alter he had questioned British prisoners including an officer and three Australians who told him u hair-raking talc of the strength of the imperial troop-s In Libya. Deserts Troops About the time that Berganzoli heard the story the British naval bombardment of Bardia was Intensified and the general decided to desert hLs troops, the British said. The operations before Tobruk and west of the port on the road to Dcrna, 130 miles away, were in tended to prevent any escape of the Italians Isolated in Tobruk or the arrival of reinforcements. Additional information gathered by lilt'-Army of the Nile showed that since the start ol the British offensive lost month the Italians Live lost nine dlvislorus. Of the prisoners taken at Bardia, estimated to total about 44,000, not a single Libyan was reported seen among them. It was estimated that i more than 120,000 Italian troops ' had been destroyed or captured since the start of the British counter-offensive against Italy In North Africa. General Captured CAIRO. Jan. 11. (UP)—British middle east general headquarters said today that an Italian general who slipped out of Bardia before it fell to the British had been captured trying f o make his way on foot toward Tobruk. LONDON, Jan. H. (UP-) —Two direct hits on the bow of a large vessel in the Brest dockyard whith'caused widespread .fires in the dock area \vcrij reported by the air ministry today. A commxmf- |ue said that shipping in Le Havre harbor had been attacked by British planes.. ,,'; In sohjp quarters there was'-be- lef that British planes also- may mve attacked northern Italy In .'U?\v of a half hour's air raid alarm, reported from Berne, Switzerland, early today. (Rome admitted that Palermo" nnd Vuletta were raided by Briji- sh planes during the night, but as usual admitted no damage.) British attacks on Brest and'Ld Havre last night followed Sniash- 'ng daylight raids yesterday on the Calais area by British bombers escorted by lighters. Raid Significant C" Air circles attached great sig-_ nlflcurice to Friday's daylight at-*" lacks on the invasion bases and: airdromes, pointing out that thcy ; marked the first attacks by British bombers escorted by fighter planes- slnco the capitulation of France/" "The fact that we have gone over northern France with a big force of fighters and bombers is, Indication that the Royal Alt Force now is believed strong enough to be matched against the Ger~ man air force In .the 'open ovec Gorman occupied territory," one source said.; .. It wns disclosed also that a new range bomber, 1 much faster. . and. more ;:i heavily •; armed, than, ) 'hose""ltV' service; -^ 1 ' ! 'a ! ddect lo the RAP, while the fleet air arm has been i\ugmentec! " by the rnosc heavily armed two seater fighter in any navy. * An air ministry communique said all British planes participating In the raids returned. • ' Portsmouth Is Attacked PORTSMOUTH, England. Jan. 11. (UP,)— British fighter planes saved this -city from devastation during the night by two fierce German "utter destruction" raJ^s. Firemen and civilians fought fires In uU parts of the city while planes roared high above, the German's dropping- incendiary nnd explosive bombs and some time bombs which caused authorities to order some districts cleared of civilians. ."-' But the British planes helped keep destruction at a minimum as did the work of civilians. At many places parties of workers organized to save whatever propsrty they could from burning buildings of their employers. The>; could hear the motors of German and British planes nnd the spitting of machine guns above a thick pall of smoke as they worked; ~ It was the heaviest raid of many that this town had suffered dur7 ing the war. The Germans bomb? ed from early evening until the early hours of this morning. Casualties were believed to be heavy. Deer Hunter Scores at Home. ALBANY, N. Y. (UP) — A McGraw, N. Y., hunter spent nine days in two vain trips far from home before he finally downed a deer In his own cow pasture. The disclosure was one of many "freak"' hunting announcements made pub;lie by the state conservation .de? partment, * /.' ,,'• machines also are included in the warning issued by the prosecutor who explained that he would not TOLEDO, O. (UP)—A rare collection of 3,440 volumes of the band music of the late Gustav . __.,„__ ... Koehler, bandmaster, has been pre- tolerate the practice of paying the'sented to the public library here, players who make hia:h scores The volumes will be available to with money or merchandise. research students. New Theater Will Be Opened Soon At Luxora LUXOBA. Jan. 11.—A new. modern theater to be known as the "LUX" will be opened here soon by Moses Sliman. The building is located on Main street and will have all the latest and most modern facilities for entertainment. The new theater will present an attractive front of white stucco with a marquee in red Marlite car- tying the; name of the theater In ueon lighting. The interior will combine beauty and comfort. The carpeted foyer will have walls finished in the modernistic trend and there will be lounges for women and men. mi direct lighting will be a feature of 'the auditorium, which has a seating capacity of 450 persons. The seals are the latest type for theaters and are finished in blue and white leather upholstery. Separate entrances and ticket windows will be maintained for white and negro patrons, the latter to occupy the balcony. 'Report Atlantic Sform Southeast Of Hatteras WASHINGTON. Jan. 11 (UP). —The weather bureau, in a 5 a. m. advisory, said today that an Atlantic storm of increasing intensity, centra about 400 miles intensity, centered atsout 400 m':?-- moving northeastward "attended by strong shifting winds and gales over a very wide area." In an advisory last night, the bureau reported tiiat the storm was moving up the coast at approximately 30 miles an hour and advised all vessels in its path to exercise caution. WEATHER Arkansas—Pair with moderate temperatures tonight and Sunday. Memphis and vicinity—Pair tonight; lowest temperature 38. Sun- .day, fair and \rarmer. Highest temperature 55.

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