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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 14, 1941
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER ^ VOLUME XXXVTT—NO. 256. IKE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHKAST ARKANSAS Blytheville Daily News Blytheville Courier AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader •BI-YTHBVILLE, ARKANSAS, TURSDAV, -JANUARY M, 10-11 SINGLE COPlEg FIVE' CENTS Of Balkan Move; Swap Air Blows Giant Liner Grounded Off Florida , By United Press Rumors ran through Balkan .capitals again today that a Nazi move in thai area probably in Bulgaria was imminent. As in previous instances the crop bl" reports of possible Go-man moves ac- ,4. r >, ,\ * *-'AO CAIRO, Egypt, Jan. 14. (UP) — Nine German Junkers 87's, divo bombers, wer destroyed Sunday night \>\ British planes which raidei Catania, Sicily, in an air at tack on bases used by tin German air force units re inforcing the Italian corps in the Mediterranean an RAK communique said to companiect- u general lull in air operations between Britain 'and Germany. Bad \vea» thev restricted the jast , -•— «•«•- tiig^ki;, .IVU-Vj.' JJJiUlC . — pounded swept over Libya and Italian Eas I lymoilth. . Africa in raids which struck at the The latest reports came from Beni na und Berka. airdromes neai Istanbul which up to the present Bengehazi, Libya, airdrome ai has expressed constant skepticism Sa '»ai-a and Barenu in Italiai that any major German stroke 'was E «trea. Agordt in Ethiopia, and imminent. Caproni warships at Mai Adaga. Tiie Turkish suggestion wa.s that Saturday night railway lines anci German troops might move into docks at - Benghazi were 'blasted Bulgaria, but stop .short of the by RAP bombs as were barracks Greek border. Then by threat of and Italian, defenses at Dema, J30 further moves the Germans could miles west of Tobruk. bring- pressure to bear on Greece Monday.:the RAF bombed mlll- Yugoslavia and possibly Turkey. tary concentrations at Berat, Alit was suggested. ' bai ^a. and made dive bombing at- A Budapest report said the iacks on 'i J'ioior concentrations at Turkish foreign minister had con- TetJSen ei.' Italian East Africa. ferred with the German ambassa- According';; to the RAF, terrific dor. At the same time the first dama & e was done to the air field Turkish-British military staff con- at Catania where nine German ference since the French armistice planes wet *e destroyed on the began. - ' ground. Hangars and buildings also Turkish opinion was that Ger- were scruck anri se . fc aflre and pilots many's most pressing Balkan in- who P arti cipated in the raids re- terest is to prevent the Italians ported nea vj' explosions, from being driven from* the \\- British Ships Hit banian ports of Valona and Du- . LOND ON. Jan. H (UP)—The ad- razzo. Anglo-Greek, occupation of ' m . lrally toda:v reported that the these .harbors would give them Ajrc 5 aft Carrier Illustrious and the bases -against . which thev could < ?-'*V se . r Southampton had ; been • •- damaged by. A German and Italian ^iY£ 'kpQiberJt at tack ing Sicily. The admiralty' reported that' the attacks: bcculred off the Sicilian •coast during- the morning of January .10. . .The admiralty reported that at .least 12 enemy planes had been shot down during the attack and that others were damaged. The warships, the admiralty said, were carrying important materials for the assistance of British forces in Greece and despite the attacks the convoy proceeded according to plan. operate, in Uie Adriatic .and' threaten- tlie- ^eanffn^ma inland '. - "^r-s .—en- tlie- One Turkish . theory was that it- Germany actually determined to aid Italy in Albania, she would move in through Jugoslavia because'- there, would .be a sharply reduced:; chance for Turkish Action. ^''f; : The Turks have warned repeatedly;' that German action in Bulgaria would raise the question • oi immediate entrance into the war at Britain's side. Virgin! Gayda. ofter,a spokesman for. Premier Benito Mussolini, asserted that, the intensified air attacks,, upon the British Mediterranean fleet by Italian and German air squadrons apparently operating from Sicily were stimulated by a British effort to transport quantities of troops and materials eastward from Gibraltar to reinforce the fighting -fronts, in Albania. Sheriff Jackson Plans To Turn Suspects Over to Federal Officers The two Oklahoma men being held in jail at Osceola as suspects in ihe slaying of Lawrence Waldren, Osceola service station attendant Dec. 27, will be turned over to the federal government "for further investigation", it was announced today by Sheriff Hale Jackson, Because the federal government can more easily check all movements during the past month of Eddie Collins. 24. and Thomas Raymond Nance, 27, both of Tulsa, it has been decided to turn the men over to federal authorities Wednesday. • Government FBI men have promised Sheriff Jackson that every angle will be checked in an effort to" link these two men, arrested on a car theft charge here Saturday, with the slaying of the 30-year-old man whose head was battered before the body was robbed and a cash register stolen a't Joyner Service Station in Osceola. t At the same time, a further check will also be made in connection with the Dec. 23 slaying of James Owens, manager of an oil supply house at Semiriole, Okla., :Who was found with his head bat- ttred and his money gone. In the meantime, every lead is being thoroughly developed and Sheriff Jackson and his chief deputy, John F. ReinmlUer. are making a trip tonight to investi- Missouri Child Dies Of Pneumonia At Steele STEELE, Mo., Jan. H.—Funeral services were held Sunday for Billy Kennon. 10. who died" after several days illness of pneumonia. Burial wa.s in a cemetery near" Steele. Survivors include thts par- _,.. ., , , ^-* I «•• «»» . imvi iviio. v> .CV111U ents. Mr and Mrs. Charles Ken- Dell, died Sunday a short time non; a brother, Charles Jr., and I following- birth. Condition of the Ct ^ to T i\v T rvr* k^ . . TESTIFY IN House Hearings Postponed lo Allow Administration Arguments Firs! WASHINGTON. Jtm, M. (UP)~ Mi'tubors of tiu» house- foreign uf- intrs I'ommlttce hinU.'d today Mint Wumli'11 l,. Willkie, 19-10 RcpuhU- rri,^ TT o ,„ » t . apiil! Uie ship tree m th. ubo... photo. on a sami oar 25 ° rard two Coast Cluarn tues during high tide failed A nec^tete u» nmml of ^ 1M , wsse n^ *„„ who are aboara — <NEA telephbto). Wrs. Tankersley Dies At Her Home Near Gosnell Mrs. Martha Ann Tankersley 1 , 0 -JBS r--old^-••- pioneer r Mlsslssip.iil ountian; died at 1:30 a.m. today ^t her home nenr Gosnell. Mrs. Tankersley had lived in and round Blyihsviile for 30 years and tad been a member of the Methodist church since she was 14 •ears old. . Funeral services will be conducted t 10 a.m. Wednesday from the hapel of the Cobb Funeral Home. Burial will be in North Snwba emetery. Survivors include the husband. 1. J. Tankersley; two sons, Clifton nd James, both of near Gosnell, nd a daughter. Mrs. Mary l-iol- and. Ynrbro. Resident Of Blytheville for More Than 40 Years Dies Of Pneumonia John H. Roney. pioneer settler of Blytheville and former alderman, died at the family residence. 910 West. Main street, at 8 o'clock morning. He would have celc- Gayoso Bend Ice Gorge Formed Jiisfc Ar Year Aa;o Services For Kinman Infant Held Monday Clyde Elmer Kinman. infant son f Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Kinman of a sister. Jean. Two Miss-co Legislators Appointed to Committees Two- Mississippi county legislators were given committee positions In appointments of Speaker Means Wilkinson at Little Rock today. L. H. Autry was appointed cochairman of the corporations committee and B. Prank Williams was named. chairman of the retrenchment committee. mother is: very good. Funeral services were held Monday morning with burial at Mounds Cemetery at Dell, under direction of Cobb Funeral Home. Besides his parents, the baby is survived by one brother. R." B. Kinman. 4. WKSTFALI. TRIES WRESTLING ANN ARBOR, Mich.. Jan. 13.— Bob Westfall, captain-elect of the Michigan football team, is a candidate for the varsity wrestling squad. Shirts For Government Use Made In Blytheville Factory The Rice-Stix Garment Factory [ which has been temporarily set of Blytheville is making shirts be-(aside to fill the" government or- 'ng purchased by the United States government and will probably increase its output much more in the near future, if present plans of the National Defense Program are 'carried out. it was announced today by Jack Thro, local manager. Although everything Is in the first stages toward an increased production at the Blytheville factory. because much depends upon world conditions in the Doming several months, it is highly proo- able that the payroll will be increased. The 250 girls and women now employed there, along with other employes, make up a payroll of approximately $12.000 monthly paid by the St. Louis Dry Goods Company, with the factory workers receiving a top salary V aboijt $13 weekly on a piece basis. Under the present plan of the Rice-Stix company, the Blytheville factory is being used as an "emergency" plant- to do much work to the gate another "possible angle" they ..announced today before leaving*. If the federal investigation does government orders" not link Collins and Nance with the slay ings, they will be held on the ear theft factory of the -But, the.' Blytheville factory is also' : .- being . used : for the. regular work of the FarmUigtoa factory. ders. to increase production here. Too. the government Is buying much goods in the open market with the Rice-Stix company selling a .substantial amount of shirts through these channels and many fo these orders are being received here. The local factory, at present, has a large order for poplin shirts, to be offered to the government on an open market, and has just completed an order of special cutting for a government contract in assisting the Farmington plant. In securing contracts for special government orders, the factory at Ffumingion and the factory at Blytheville are being named. A $30.000 contract for flannel shirts was awarded the two factories Monday by the War Department Quartermasters Corps at Philadelphia, it was announced by the public contracts division of the. Labor Department, but to what extent the Blytheville factory will be used for this contract Is noc yet known. If it is necessary to increase th-2 personnel of the factory, there is a sufficient number of prospective employes on waiting list,'it'is •'understood ly and 'i'there will be no shortage of later, JV A- ... In ill health for the past .six months, his condition became critical Saturday when he "developed pneumonia. Funeral rites will be held Wednesday afternoon. 2:30 o'clock, at Cobb Funeral Home by the Rev, Alfred Carpenter, pastor First Baptist Church, with burial at Maple Grove Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be: V. O. Miller, Famsworth Black. Jesse Taylor. W. H. Minyard. Harry Brown and Henry Humphrey. Honorary pallbearers will be: C. A. Richards, John Walker, Marvin Robinson, Clarence H. Wilson. Joe Isaacs, C. E. Coulter, E. S. Harris, Herman Cross, C. E. Crigger Sr., Ross- D. Hughes, Tom W. Jiick- scu and Dr. I. R. Johnson. Born at Key Corners, near Halls. Tenn.. Mr. Roney grew up in West- Tennessee but came to Barflekl in 1888 at the age of 27 years when <5fr>rio L - «r (.u i i » . , •"«•"«, wu.1 <IL « com \ncic SUU1U- stores of the rich farming land still. At that time, it was "realty Oi tills SPOT nn»MiH u,i . , ' _ . J of this section beckoned. H was u year ago today that river history was being made neui Blytheville but few persons realized the siynrncant fact. Foundation for the great Ice gorge in the Mississippi River began forming Jftn. U. 1940 at Gayoso Bend neat Caruthersvllle, Mo., and before it was over, the ice gorge had become the "Number One" news topic of the entire country. Never in ; -history has that much Ice concentrated In that manner, although old timers had walked across the Mississippi River at 03- ceola and Carutheivsvitle once more than 20 years ago. Then, the ice was not. nearly so deep nor so "Intricate''—!! there is a word to describe the way those ice floes formed. Tt wasn't very cold then but the river wa.s low and the temperature dropped to. aid the gorge in Its formation In places from two miles North and Caruthersvllle to about 12 miles South of Osceola. There were numerous other gorge. 1 ; formed on the lower Mississippi with much ice seen at Memphis but not comparable to that between Gayoso bend and Butler's Landing. Thin ice had been Moating since Jan. 8 but It was Jan. '2'j, before Gayoso Bend wa.s "solid" and river traffic was stand - He entered business at Barfield with Rucker Brothers where he remained for 10 years before h& came to the small village of what i-s now Blytheville in 1893. His first business venture was In livestock trading and he later became extensively engaged in farming—a business he has followed for many years. For a long time lie was also active in the former Blytheville Gin Company. He was alderman for ninny years until 1933, and during the early years of Blyiheville's formation into a small city, he wn.s active in various civic undertakings. Until age prevented, Mr. Roney was a hunter and fisherman and never tired of telling stories of the old days when deer, turkey and-other wild game abounded in this .section. Mr. Roney was married June 25. 1896 to Miss Emma Blythe. daughter of the late Rev. H. T. Blythe for _whom this city was named. His only immediate survivor is his daughter, Mrs. Bancroft Terry. |cold" weather with Blytheville ex- Circuit Court in Second Day Hearings at Osceola Only minor cases were being heard before Judge G. B. Keck as the second day of a term of Cir* cuit couit, civil division, was held in. Osceola today. . Trie-civil docket began Monday with 'three cases tried. It will continue the remaining of the week, Circuit 'Clerk Harvey Morrla Reriencing the worst weather of the winter. Persons living in this section were treated to sights they probably will never see again in the Mississippi Valley Barge Line boat "Indiana" marooned In the ice at Butler's Landing and the Federal Barge Line boat "Illinois" marooned at Gayoso Bend with hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of prcjsklenliHl candidate, might w mviicd io losilfy ill, hearings on Pn'sidnu Uoo.sovolt's arms lending bill. Moiuso hourinjjs, originally .schedule! to L'eyln tocluy. were [jost:- ooned until tomorrow (o nllow EfcrtMury of Si ale Cordell Mull ur fc'emrtary of tin; Treasury Htmry Moi-BenUum, Jr.. to pmsunt the administration's urRunicnts tlrsu President Roosevelt returns from it weekend at Hydu Park this monilny. to .survey with congressional lenders reaction' lo the bill 'hul would him unprecedented iH'fice-time powers to make the United States the great "HI-SCWI! ol democracy." Koo.VttvcK Confident SOLII-CKS close to the White Housfi 'miictUcd that. Mr, Roosevelt way "cnfldcm the administration- has ?nouah volea to pass the bill without his intervention. They indicated he would remain nloof from the controversy und cited the . fact thiit he luul declined even to comment on winkle's endorsement of the bill's objectives. Congressional leaders nre expected to so to the White House soon nftcr the president's arrival to study proposals advanced -tjy many snurcws for modification ,"of the ald-to-BritaJn measure. There hnvo bm) Indentions .that the itdinin- iKtratlon would compromise on some' features, but : they. have met sharp -rebuffs -from opposition leaders who .seek complete defeat of ilu' bill. Chairman Sol Bloom of the !i<- s uf>e .foivtun ufTiitrs committee said he would be "overjoyed" to have Winkle us a witness If the "ommitteo desired. Other members indicated, tifter Wlllkle had sup- fi.rted the bill provided It Included u time limit on the powers to be granted the president, that they were considering Inviting him to testify probably before he leaves fcr his trip to England. Tho senate foreign relations committee, which meets tomorrow 'o plan procedure on the bill, may be confronted with several attempt.-? to call Joseph P. Kennedy unci William C. Bullltt, former umbus- sudors to Great Britain and France, respectively, to testify. Sen. Arthur H. Vnndenberg, R, Mich., proposed ur, a meeting last week that Kennedy be called, but no action was taken. Sen. Ben- ncii-C. Clnrk, D.. Mo., wa.s said to I:P ready lo make n similar motion for calling both Kennedy and Bul- Prompt Action On Refunding Bill I Will Be Requested LlT'rLK RO(; K , Jan IA. (UP)~-Homer M. Aclkins, b£ OH- u crowded hall m the, took the oath of <& nee at l p. m . today to become Arkansas' 33rd governor I'ollownjK the action of administering the oath whicfi 011 V iin S1i . Ul ' chic1 ' •»«»"<* 'of the Arkansas asure Introduced Give Blytheville $10,000 For Livestock Show LITTLE ROCK, Jan. 14. (UP)A plea to Arkansas solvent, contimie the. growing prosperity nii earnest prayer for world • was made today by .Governor Carl E. Bailey In his farewell o the genci-tO assembly. "Arkansas In the post four years without reflecting too much credit in myself, hns stepped forward" Bailey .said. "The state has reestablished Its I'liCill and retired $30,000,000 worth of. debts, "Tax collections have reached 'lie all time high of $27,000,001) while the net worth of the state iwned properties has Increased mfl- lioas. "Monthly olcMm'c payments Hundred.s of friends crowded 'ink of representative chambers to hear him, set forth the program which he expects to complete dujr? Ing the next two years. ^', After delivering his address, Aa- klns wa.s escorted to the rotunda of the cupitol wilt-re he greeted supporters, legislators and mentis: Later ho was to take his placed at the governor's • desk and make announcements of the departmental personnel who will replace appointees of outgoing Governor. Carl E. Bailey. £-' Later this week, Adkins is 'to sena the names of departmental appointees to the senate tor conx. hrmatlon and possibly will syn-ri a second legislative message to eft- two houses urging passage of his proposed bond re i uncling program at once. ^t Portions of Mr. Adkins inaugural speech are quoted nere: V-v University of Arkansas \-<Y "Lotus reattmn the pieage of OUT party in the convention Jast Sep- .-eiii-ocr to adopt a policy of constructive helpfulness toward utt, uuumng of a greater^. University. -Jt must have all the financial assist? ance we can give it and be removed from any political dornuia-' Uon by the Governor or anyone else In the future. Monuuy old-line payments have else In the future - • been Increased from $5.90 .to W9 Agriculture and Teachers' CoUeuw in tilllfi VOat* " I^H\UMr «iilSrV *»'i *! *' * ~ .1 \. vj ' i| 'v.> »itiu...r. -. .-.". juucewiso, I want to trivp an tn** At 110 time durlne his nrtrlr*« ;h«1»^ :^W^;;Ji- - .-_ : „_./""* during his address did the outgoing governor refer 1,0 his failure to enact ii bond re- rundtim program, but he did mention the freeing of state-owned toll bridges; Harvard Stuclfints Versatile CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (UP)—The Harvard University student employment office reports that students earned $5,000 from 328 jobs is party enlertalner.s hist year. They performed as rope-spinners, 'Handwriting experts, magicians, xilmlsts, musicians and Jokester butlers who put their thumb. 1 : In he soup. Cooperation In taking-leave of-his'executive duties. Bailey urged the legislators and citizens of the state to cooperate with the incoming 'administration In keeping Arkansas on the road to prosperity so that 'n the midst of a war-mud world .he people of the stale and nation riny achieve the security and peace they .seek. in a brief .session before the nectlng of the house and senntc to hear Bailey's address, two bil'.s were introduced In the house to finance district livestock shows. The measures Introduced by Kemp Toney of Pine Bluff would appropriate $50,000 from the sani- lorln building fund to promote livestock shows at Pine Bluff, Fort °miHi, Blytheville. Helena and Little Rock. Each district show would be allotted $10,000. The- senate decided to accept the recommendation of Its investigating committee and seat Senator John Ike Moore of Helena. The committee found no grounds for John Sheffield's stilt contesting Moore's election. The bachelor's button, a domestic flower, is a native of India. It was introduced into England as early as 1714. caigos. It was Feb. 7 when t h e Gayoso Bend gorge began to move out but it reformed at Boothe's Point and held until Feb. 10 when Wolf River froze over at Memphis in a threatened gorge. About a day later, the two large boats went on their way and the | famous ice gorges of iJHO became history. Hungarian Princess Arrested As Nazi Agent, Gets Hysterics City Council Holds Monthly Meeting Tonight The City Council will hold its monthly session tonight at 7:30 o'clock in the Council room Bt the City Hall. Mayor Marion Williams said "rou- j tine" matters probably would be' the only business of the group. Its last meeting was Dec. 17 Single fire Alarm Firemen were called to a home in the negro district on South Franklin street at 11 p. m. Monday when wall paper in the house caught fire. Only, small damage resulted, PALO ALTO, Calif.. Jan. 14 <UP>—Princess Stefanle Hohenlohe of Hungary, "nearly hysterical" over her arrest for deportation pro- ceecdings as a Nazi agent, locked herself In her swank apartment today with her 82-year-old mother and a friend. She said she was ••anti-Nazi. pro-British and pro- American," and would fight deportation. The state department denied her an extension" of a visitor's permit last month and ordered her to leave the Uniied States by last Saturday midnight. Since she didn't go, immigration officials went last night to the expensive apartment she had taken under the alias, "M. j. Hunter," to arrest her. They found the princess, a red- haired woman in her forties, sobbing frantically beneath a silken coverlet. Her attorney, Joseph J. Bullock, was seated at the bedside. Bullock arranged for a bonding company to put up her $25,000 bail while Dr. Margaret Lamson examined her. Then, for three hours, immigration Inspector Paul Armstrong and Deputy U. s. Marshal Patrick J. Farrelly fidgeted in an anteroom, while, the bond was filed in the San: Francisco Immigration offices. They then left her without guard. The hearing will begin Friday. Dr. Lamson refused to discuss the- princess' condition, but immigration officials said her personal physician had told them "she was obtaining and taking sedatives which had not been prescribed." The physician said the sedatives were largely responsible for he*'near hysteria." /'She will continue in that condition so long as she continues to take -sedatives/' the immigration department wa.s told. Two U. S. public health service physicians examined her Jan. 6, and "found her suffering from "hysteria" and "too weak to travel." Through friends, she. Issued the "allowing statement: ^ : "I am not a Nazl^ofr pro-Nazi. On the other hand," I am anti- Nazi. My estate in'my homeland was confiscated by the Na3*v I am actually pro-British and pro-American. My country of choice is England and my home is there. All T want Is a chance to prove my innocence." As to reports that she was an "intimate friend" of Adolf Httler,- she said that she had met him but once, and that was seven years ago when she was a writer for, a London newspaper. * :. .. - <help:\pbssiDie : to; our Agriculture Colleges and State Teacnsrs Colleges located throughout cne state. Tney have done : wondertul work and certainly \Vc' want to see tnem continue in the right channel. " ' SUte Institution* "The vanous stale institutions- state hospital, school for the bund, acnool tor the deaf, confederate Home, tuoerculosia sanaionums ^~ must be provided- for, as a ziiacter of course^-withoufc waste — though with not such rigid economy as would defeat their purpose. - ~ Penal institutions ' "I want to'reiterate, that the. state .farms will be placed back in the Triple A. program and wai not do operated' iri competition with other farmers who are cooperating." Pardons and Paroles "I expect to be extremely cau» tlous In the use of Uie pardoning IX)wer. You know, and L lauir, mere have been, many abuses of nils power in the past, it is my opinion that the Governor snouict seek out the me t its of requests xor pardons of convicts through methods of his own. This, I intend to uo. Full publicity should be givea co applications and peuuons ' tor pardons before they are acted upon by the Governor. ": Welfare Department "I am earnestly and sincerely interested In the welfare department being operated purely for trie benefit of the various people to be aided under the geneial welfare program. Old Age Assistance "In the rriatter of old-age assistance, I will not be content until Arkansas takes her rightful place in the amount to be paid our old people. It is my hope that Congress will pass a law that will mak'e a. definite allotment from the Federal Government of $10 or $15 per, month. To this, let Arkansas con-"' mbute whatever its finances - will permit, and in the final'analysis contribute a decent amount to these old, deserving people. I have appointed a committee to study the best method to provide funds for this purpose and to make recommendations in the matter of tightening up the : collection, of sales taxes and other sources of revenue to be applied for old age assistance. ' . ^ Industries In Arkansas ° "I believe our state can be made attractive for industrial development and that we are now on the eve of a long deferred industrial awakening. The people have adopted legislation desired by Industrialists, and new capital should be ready to enter Arkansas. (Continued on Page 3) WEATHER colder Iu the west portion tonight, Wednesday~, cloudy 'and golden ; Rain In tfce east; Memphis and vicinity -U Cjoudyv . folbwed - by occasionti rains tonight and Wednesday. Not much chanfe,. iri ^temperature^ \,

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