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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THR T)O!vn WANT M»?\KroY3 A nr>r» /-\TTI KI/-M-».IU 11-„,-.„-. . ... ^^* *^™^^ * • ^^*^^ THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP .NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOLU.MK' XXXVI1—NO. 2G1. BlytheviUe Daily News Blythevllle Courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader RLYTHEVILLB. ARKANSAS, MONDAY, JANUARY 20, MM SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Axis Heads Meet Secretly Today To Plan War Courses By United l*ress Adolph Hitler and Benito Mussolini met today, presumably 10 discuss an axis spring offensive against Great Britain. Official revelation of the meeting came from Berlin after 48 hours in which rumors, denials and reports of the conference had brought Kuropean tension to a high pitch. Tension was increased by a flur- -j» ;y of unusual events in Italy which included suspension of outgoing :'ind incoming telephone calls, announcement of a conference of aJl Fascist party leaders tomorrow and acceleration of the parade of parade of prominent Fascists and government figures into Italy's armed forces. The suspension of telephonic communication wilh Rome apparently was linked \vith axis efforts ' to keep the Hitler-Mussolini con- \ ference secret until it occurred. The ban was clamped on after Reynolds Packard, United Press FDR Says 1 Solemnly Swear . : .' For Third Time Strict Censorship Follows Talk Between Hitler Ancl Mussolini Today sftiff correspondent, telephoned from Rome Saturday that the axis chiefs were about to meet, j Fresh Crisis ' The Hitler-Mussolini conference i coincided with a fresh crisis in U. S.-German relations'. This crisis was caused by the action of two U. S. sailors in tearing a Nazi flag from the German embassy in San Francisco Saturday. The only immediate clue to the Hitler-Mussolini conference was an assertion by the Rome press that Germany is preparing a blitzkrieg which will bring Britain to her knees in 90 days. The Italians said Germany was twice as strong militarily now as in September 192-1. German economic exoerts head- By United Press Information about a reported week-end conference between Adolf Hitler and tfenito Mussolini was suppressed today by a censorship so strict that private telephone calls between Rome and Berlin were forbidden. - Italian officials ha dnot permitted any reference to the conference in news dispatches since Saturday, when Reynolds Packard. United Press Rome manager, reported that Mussolini and Hitler probably would meet within 24 hours, either at Munich or Salzburg-. Germany, to discuss, among other things, how to offset United States aid to Britain. . Sunday morning Italy began ed by the famed Dr. Karl Clodius i dampin ° down on communications were due in Rome today for the I and .spokesmen in Berlin met all start of ^important axis economic ' auestlons ahnilt - thp f™*™™* ™"consultations. It ^ was. announced Jftal -K'obefto"' : -'Farina.c'ci;-- radical, Fascist editor and former. Fascist party secretary, will join the armed forces in Albania." Mi mou Civil Suits Among First Slated For Disposal Tomorrow sion. Judge G. E. Keck today heard motions and complied oth- ""Tour ofTl^ PP HTftvt »r«,HmJ»«,.., »« „„*,-11.., WGle OUL Of ^P 1 er work preliminary to actually beginning the two-weeks trial session at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the courthouse here. The civil docket will start Tuesday after a jury us impaneled. Set for trial Tuesday are the following cases, with attorneys for both plaintiff nnd defendent in each case: Dee Brown <Zal Harrison) vs. C. E. digger et al (Shane & Fendler): Guy Walls fGiiy Walls) vs. M. L. Clark < Claude F. Cooper); B. B. White (Percy Wright) vs. L. A. Rhoads i Claude F. Coopen; Roland Newourn (Virgil Greene) vs. Mrs. Louise Chapman <C. M. Buck). Phillips Motor Co. (Shane & Fendlen vs. G. E. Giilemvater (P. C. Douglas); Howard Sales Co. 'Reid & Evrard) vs. M. L. Clark (Claude F. Coopen: Man- E. Johnson (Shane & Fendler) vs. Nora Malloy (Claude F. Cooper); Commercial Credit Co. (G. W. Barham) vs. R. L. Atkinson < Virgil Greene). Most of the first day's cases are miner civil suits. One suit. Mary E. Johnson vs. Nora Malloy, sought damages to property and rihgts to other property as a result of a dispute over a small amount of land in Mississippi county. The lawsuit alleged that Mrs. Johnson and her predecessors for 20 years to title to a 40-acre tract of land had maintained a permanent fence at the West end of the property; adjoining a 40-acre tract owned by the defendant; that in the spring of 1940. the defendant tore down the fence and moved it 35 feet, away across the entire 40 acres, contending that the fence was on the defendant's property. Damages are sought for unlawful possession of land and damage to the fence. ^questions about the conference with stony silence. 1 Radio Silent . A dispatch from London qxjoted the British Broadcasting Company that the official Italian radio station had been silent from '6:20 a. m. to 2:40* p. m (est) Sundaj and that there had been no explanation for it when broadcasting was resumed. British" officials believed that the shut-down had been designed to stifle any reports o fthe Mussolini-Hitler conference, and they doubted rumors that, it might have been due to internal! disturbances in Italy. T United Press correspondents in I Rome and Berlin were forbidden to communicate with each other} cy telephone. The United Press continued receiving wireless dispatches in New York from its Rome mentioned the iference and all capitals reported they comiminica- Two 1940 Presidential Candidates In Unprecedented Conference THIRD TERM Americans Called On To Perpetuate Their Democrac^ *^ r ••_ WASHINGTON, Jan. 20. (UP)-President RoosevelV today be^an h, s historic third term with a call to all Americans o pcM-iHjtualc Democracy "hi the face of great perils never bclorc encountered." /*, In his inaugural address to massed thousands-in"-thei. m n •)! 3la ?V A1r - Kooscvelt/chullen&d the philosophy' of. en who behove thai Democracy is doomed, who believe inui tyianny and slavery have become the .surging wave the future." * ^ "We J Americans, know' that this Sheriff Takes Man Into Custody Found Hiding Inside Bank DANVILLE, Ark.. Jan. 20 lUP) WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UP) — The Roosevelt admin i s t r a U o n sought today to encourage British resistance and to speed tho "lend- loaw" bill through congress by nn unprt'CTrienled inauguration ' ev<> conference between 1940's urosi- dontial candidates — Franklin D. Roosevelt and Wendell L. Wlllkle. Wlllkle left Washington early today with a personal long-hand'nak> from Mr. Roosevelt to British Prime. Minister Winston Churchill uftcr declaring again that all-out aid lo Britain was the best insurance' against Involvement of this country in the war. He flie.s to England, via Lisbon, Portugal. early Wednesday, Encouraging Note The Roosevelt note, addressed to "a certain naval person-kindness 01 Hon. W. Wiilkie 1 and beginning "Doai' Churchill," probably em Sheriff Buford Co'inpton and'sev- eral deputies today arrested Hubert Avery, -IS-your-old farmer, and charged him with attempting' to rob the Danville State Bank. The oltlcer.s were called when Joe Nunn, assistant cashier, was told before the bank opened this morning that a man was inside. He had been seen by n passerby. Avery did not resist when olll- cors entered, although lie armed .with a .32 caliber pistol. He apparently had entered through a skylight, but hnd made no robbery attempt. Avery war, quoted by police as saying he was desperate for money and intended to hold up bank officials when they opened for the day. Three years ago the bank'-was .Jpliked.pi" : $5 t Opp--Cby bandits who locked Nunn and*three other em- ployes in a vault. Hack in 1933 a new leader assumed the presidency of the United States of America. Men were marcn- ing those days . . . marching in relief demonsiration.s . . . marching to banks that closed doors in their faces. In 1937 that .same man was inauguvKted for his .-second term as President. Wilh America still struggling _to get oui of depression, men \vore still on the march . . . marching behind Wt J A wheelbarrows ." . . marching to work-relief jobs that kept iheir families from starving" Today President Roosevelt;, his face plainly showing the strain O f eight years in office, is being inaugurated u.-r the third term and men are still marcnmg . . .young men are marching into the new army 10 defend America against the greatest threat in her history. tion with Rome. Columbia broadcasting Company in New York hear dthe British Broadcasting Company report that communications between Rome and Berlin probably would remain interrupted "for at least two days." Fort Smith Man Is Education Commissioner LITTLE ROCK. Jan. 20. (UP)— The Arkansas board of education today formally named Ralph Jones TO RESUME Week End Recess Over; Solons Hold Brief Session at Little Rock Today LITTLE ROCK. Jan. 20. (UP)— The house and senate were scheduled to resume legislative work at 2 p.m. today after a week end recess. In the house Speaker Means Wilkinson was expected to brin? missioner. ford. Chile Prospect For Ice Star WEATHER Arkansas—Fair and wanner tonight. Tuesday fair. Warmer in the extreme east portion. Memphis and vicinity, fair and warmer tonight and Tuesday. Lowest temperature tonight 36* highest Tuesday 56, °L™ ^^fVT »> 7 «—^nsTs succeeds i. n. Al- ( for all constitutional offices in the i senate where Roy Mil am was to ' preside in the absence of Lieutenant Governor Bob Bailey who was in Washington for President Roosevelt's inauguration. Little if any business was expected to be trans-* acted. Governor Adkins at a press conference said he had received favorable reports on his bond refunding measure from Ie<?tslat.or5 and although he exoected chanties to be made in the bill he believed it would pass without major alteration. Well informed sources predicted that Representative Eli Leflar of Rogers would introduce a gasoline zoning bill during the first part, of the week. Leflnr's proposed bill calls for minis: stations within a certain distance of the state line to be allowed to charge the «wmie gasoline tax as those of neighboring; states. Quads Born To98-Pound Housewife MICHIGAN CITY, ind., Jan. 20. (UP)—Quadruplets were born today to Mrs. Eva Swanson, ft 98 pound housewife, but one of the babies died shortly after birth. Oae of. the tiny girls born died one hour and .4G minutes after delivery. Dr. Russell A. Gilmore delivered ihe babies by Caesarian section in a five minute operation observed by five doctors. Three doctors assisted in the operation. The babies were placed in an incubator. The 34 year old mother was reported "calm and composed." Melbert Swanson. the father, a 125 pounder himself, had been prepared for the shock after the Doctor had studied X-ray pictures chat revealed the probability of quadruplets. Anti-Nazi Vera Hruba, famous Czech skating, star, pictured, above, in Kansas City, Mo., is faced wi'.h expiration of her visitor's permit. If it's not renewed .she is said <to. have only three prospects:-to return to'her now Nazi-controlled homeland, to marry an American, or to go to New York Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. Jan. Prev. Open Hieh Low Close Close 1033 1039 1033 1034 1036 1039 1042 1038 1040 1041 1029 1031 1025 1028 1031 987 987 982 981 989 980 982 978 977 983 1019 1019 1019 1018 1024 Chicago Wheat Open High Low Close May . 867-8 867-8 861-8 861-2 Sept. .813-4 813-4 81 807-8 Services Nightly At Second Baptist Church Services are -'being conducted each night at Second Baptist church on West Main street by the Rev. Hay'don Graham, pastor of Womac Baptist church of Centralia, 111. Will Be Inducted Into Army Service At Camp Robinson Early In Feb. Draft board caiolns announced for the first half of February by state Selective Service headquarters at Little Rock today included 38 men j'roni MLs.si.s.sippi county in the total of 944 for the state. The men, nil white, will be inducted into service nt Camp Rob- irson in Little Rock on or soon after 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. and Monday. Feb. 10. Mississippi county quotas nnd dates include: Board A—7 men. Feb. 8. Beard B—19 men. Feb. 10. Board C—12 men, Feb. 10. Names of five of the men from Draff Board B to be drafted for service from here were announced 'cday. They include A. Q. Howoll and Lloyd George Russell, both of Roscland; Dennis Rider. Etowah; N. C. Pipkin. Manila, and Carl Paul Hltt of Leach ville. The complete list of men scheduled to be sent from this county will be ready for publication some ployed muittcixl terms in culling on the British ship of suite to sail on nguinst its totnlHurlnn foes- Germany nnd Italy. (Churchill formerly wn.s Admiralty.) First Lord of the It wus understood to praise Will- kle for his ell'ort.s to remove partisanship from the controversy over the administration's proposed legislation, which would authorize loans of tmnnments to Britain or other nations whose defense Is considered vital to this nation. Inauguration Day pomp and ceremony brought u lull in the congressional battle .over the-measure, but the hearings will resume tomorrow morning before the House Foreign AH a Irs .committee with retiring ••'Ambassador ';to Britain .-KeniU'riy * lisr^tlnr^'Hrst witness. Kennedy favors aid to England, but declared" in a radio speech Saturday night that the Roo.seveH administration, -had not yel, established n case for the proposed surrender of congressional authority and responsibility. Thonms to Testify Kennedy will be followed at the committee hearing on Wednesday by Norman Thomas, .socialist presidential candidate, and Hnnford Macnlder, former minister to Canada. Thursday's witnesses will be Col. Charles A. Lindbergh »and Gen. Hugh S. Johnson, columnist. Another attempt to brinfj about nautical unity for the defense effort wn.s made last night by Mr. Roosevelt's newly created office of production management. Director William S. Knudsen and secretaries of war and the navy Henry L. Stimson and Frank Knox. OPM members, entertained governors from 27 states who are here for the inauguration. The governors, after hearing warnings that the nation faces "the most urgent crisis" in the present generation, pledged their wholehearted cooperation to the defense chiefs. The presidential campaign's bitterness was absent late yesterday when Mr. Roosevelt and WJllkle conferred for 31 minutes at the White House. But angry words Hew in a radio debate n few hours later between friends and foes of the British aid measure. The Rev. Mr. Graham is being j time this week, local selective ser- assisted by Muss Dorothy Aycock. pianist, and Winfield Morcland, song leader. TO BEJLECTEfl Chamber of Commerce Hold Annual Election Here This Friday Ballots were sent today to Chamber of Commerce members for election of nine new directors. Prom a list of 18 nominees, members will .select nine by 6 pjn! Friday, Jnn. 24, to replace the nine directors whose two-year terms expire this year. Nominees for the. nine posts Include C. W. Afflick. U."s. Branson,, R. E. Blaylock, Don Edwards, Far- j mer England, E. B. Estes, Harry' W. Ha hies, W. L. Horner, G. G. Hubbard, Tom A. Little, Byron Morse, L. G. Nash. R. A. Nelson, W. P. Pryor. Russell Phillips. Fred I.s not true," he declared, '. . . we do not retreat. We are not content to stand still. As Am-, ericaus we go forward In the service of our, country by the will of God." Then turning to the nation's need for maintaining the "sacred fire" of liberty, he said: ' ~.'v . 'The preservation of the spirit nnd faith 1 of the nation does and will furnish the highest Justiacr- tlon for every" sacrifice that ^vc may make in the cause of nation-, nl defense." Is Given Oath He spoke just after he had takeii the oath at 'i2ill p. m. for., his unprecedented third term, swearing to "preserve, protect und defend the constitution" for the next -'four portentious years." •' His hand had rested on the old'! Roosevelt family bible, opened 'at the 13th chapter of St. Paul's first epistle to the Corinthians. Parade lines were forming near the capital as he spoke. Fair out cold weather prevailed in contrast to the heavy downpour In IBS'? vhcn he was ..inaugurated for the second time. , ' He had bi-en preceded in the path-taking ceremonies by Vice President Henry . Ayard Wallace, who was sworn In by his.retiring;. _prcdecessoi' r: John , Nnnce GarneiC The'president's oath* was itdmin- ihtered by Chief, Justice Charles' Evans Hughes. ( "**• Object Is to Save Amerfca . The president stated the objective of the third term .as one,to save America and Its institutions from disruption' : from without. .He said that this was the caj '" object of this era—sharply ent from that of Washington) when America had to be ci nnd : welded together and t| Lincoln's', day when the ts the people was to preservi republic from disruption within. • • Speaking in the heart of; Uon at pence, but ngainsf backdrop of a world enflaz war, Mr. Roosevelt proclai: "In the face of great peril er before encountered, our i purpose is to protect and t( petuate the Integrity of racy." "For . this we muster the*; of America and the ^ faith olt ericans." Many Revenue Employes To Be Kept Temporarily LITTLE ROCK. Jan. 20.—State Revenue Commissioner Joe Hard In has announced that 335 employes of the Revenue department who .served under the last administration will be retained on a temporary basis. R. B. Stout. Blytheville. revenue department district supervisor, is expected to be one of the departmental employes temporarily retained. Everyone "is cordially invited to I beginning February l, a ie pravev service at 7:00 o'clock i day period in which the prayer service at 7:00 o'clock . which precedes the regular preach- j mailed, ing service at 7:30 o'clock, it was' stated today. vice officials said today. Questionnaires will be sent out! again by the three local boards ; Her a 30 none were New Orleans Cotton Livestock Hogs: 17.300—17.000 salable. Top, 8.75. 170-230 Ibs., 8.50-8.65. 140-160 Ibs., 7.60-8.25. Bulk sows. 6.85-7.50. Cattle 5,200—5,000 salable. Steers, 10.00-12.00. Slaughter steers, 7.50-14.25. Butcher yearlings, 8.50-10.00. Slaughter heifers, 6.50-12.50. Beef cows, 5.75-7.00. Cutters &; low cutters, 4,50-5.50, I Mar. I May (July ! Get. I Dec. j Jan. May Prev. Open High Low Close Close 1037 1043 1037 1040 1046 1044 1043 1043 1045 1046 Stock Prices A. T. & T 166 7-8 Am. Tobacco 72 3-8 Anaconda Copper 251-4 Bethlehem Steel '.. 831-2 Saliba. George P. Smith and James Terry. Retiring directors include Jesse Taylor, W. C. Higglnson, B. B. E.stes, E. D. Ferguson, James Terry, Harvey Morris, Oscar Bailey. James { V. Oates and Sam H. Williams. Holdover directors are J. A. Leech, C. H. Wilson, B. A. Lynch, R. D. Hughes, Neil Reid, Rosco Graf ton, Oscar Fendler, B. G. West, and LouLs Applebaum. Present officers of the body are James Terry, president; James V. Gates and Tfosco Crafton, vice presidents, nnd Harvey Morris, treasurer. New officers will be named I5y the 18 directors following election of new directors. They will be installed at the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet Jan. 28 at the Noble Hotel. Secretary Mell Brooks announced the program for the banquet would include the president's address and entertainment by "home talent," to be announced later. The banquet meeting will include discussions on "Educational Funeral Services Will Be Held For Dell W< Mrs. Pearl Rylee, .51, died. Chrysler 66 3-4 Cities Service 43-4 Coca-Cola 104 1-2 1033 1037 1032 1032 1035 993 S92 981 984 095 937 985 985 980 990 1022 1022 1022 1021 1020 Packard Radio General Electric 34 1-2 General Motors 453-8 Infl Harvester 50 1-2 Mont, Ward 37 1-2 Cent ............ <••• 13 3 ' 4 * N North Am. Aviation 16 1-4 38 4 1-2 Chicago Corn Open Hhh Low 631-8 633-8 63 Republic Steel 20 1-4 Sccony Vacuum 83-4 73-4 34 Close Studebaker 63 St'd of N. J. home in Dell, where she «.^ for 13 years, at 9:30 o'clock!! day night, after a brief illn""' Funeral services will be cojjj ed from the Methodist ch Dell at 10 a. m. Tuesday. will be in Elmwood cemeter theviUe. Pall bearers include Lewis, Curtis Downs. Luther $ Jim Ross. Aaron Cummii Paul Gillitmd. Survivors include the huj|j Frank Rylee; three daughter! Aleene Taylor, Frances Mary Louise Rylee. all and two brothers, W. E. Dell, and W. R. Potter, Pott$ Miss. ' " . '" .Hanna Funeral Home charge of arrangements. Facilities. Past, Present and Future;" "Cotton Picking Contest- It's Possibilities and Opportunities," and "What Blytheville Was. What It Is Today, and What Can Be Accomplished by Co-operation with Chamber of Commerce." A membership "signup" now is being conducted by mail and will be contineud until after the annual banquet when personal solicitations will be made by the membership committee. Sept. .63 631-4 631-8 631-4 Texas Corp 371-21941, The 1941 All-American Ail- Maneuvers' will be held in Miami, Florida, on January 10, 11 and 12, Small Roof Fire Is Extinguished Si A fire alarm at 10 aan. —first since 11 a.m. last V day—virovided fireman wi, ; first opportunity to use theU overhead doors In rolling No. 1 truck out of the fire:'i entrance. •; The call was at the rear' Ash street. A slight blaze ;< roof was extinguished witj damage. ville since last'Tuesday. alarms were answered last nesday. - A snmll house below the occupied by negroes, was deis . by fire at 3:45 a.m. today, ;Fire Chief Roy Head said.

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