The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 21, 1941 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 21, 1941
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOLUME XXXVn—NO. 2G2. Blytheville Daily News Blytheville Courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS. TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, ID- SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS FLARES RUMANIA Kennedy Tells Of British Need; Labor In Dispute i President Roosevelt Inaugurated For Third Term WASHINGTON, Jan. 21. (UP)—Joseph P. Kennedy, retiring- ambassador Lo Great Britain, told the house foreign affairs committee today By United Press Labor disputes struck at the heart of the national-defense program today 'when picket lines were -organized become ".serious and vi- that unless the British get at a west coast aircraft plant more ships this year their! which holds contracts for shipping and food problems! $10,500,000 worth-• of air- 1 planes for the United States and Great Britain. Officials of the Ryan Aeronautical Co. at San Diego, Calif., conferred through the night with representatives of the United Ait- tal." . Testifying on the administration's British aid bill as the first witness called by the "opposition", Kennedy said the British shipping Kennedy suggested that a small congressional committee be set up to work with President Roosevelt in administering the proposed British aid program. He proposed that a time limit be written into the measure. A limit on the amount of money that ciuld be spent for British aid automatically would follow, he said. Kennedy, who lived in London while it first underwent intensive Nazi air raids, drew a capacity crowd of spectators. Representative Hamilton Fish questioned him regarding possibility of a crisis in 60 to 90 days, as suggested by several administration witnesses. "Great Britain has been in .a crisis since September 3. 1939." Kennedy replied. "It became acute last June." ''If the Germans have strength to assume command of the air the crisis might come at any mo. ment, bub they haven't indicated Jhat, they haye,.thafc "strength;" • -,•—-"Is England rapidly ' becoming socialistic?" Pish asked. "If you mean is labor, or the socialist party becoming more effective in the government, that is so." Kennedy said. • Asked about the possibility of a British victory, Kennedy said. "Entirely from numbers I don't see how 1,500,000 men can drive 6.000,000 men, armed to the teeth, from any place unless there is a revolution, in those countries.' 7 situation would become more seri-J lcmoblle Workers (CIO) union m ous "if the rate of destruction of an ships continues at the rate previous to last month." to «vert the strike' for 7 a.m. <PST). While I met in a 'hotel conference room, union officials issued picket cards for the first shift of 500 strikers and wives of union men set up soup kitchens at the near- j by CIO hall. j The Ryan workers are demand-1 ing higher wages. Meanwhile, in the middle west a strike against the International Harvester Company spread to n second plant and in the eastern steel production region preliminary negotiations .for a new wage scale began between Philip Murray, president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, and officials cf three of the nation's largest producers.of the most .essential metal used in armaments. Prospects for stepping up pro-; duction in the' aircraft industry were brightened in the middle west, however, with the announcement that General Motors Corp., which holds defense orders totaling more than $400.000.000, will employ 40,000 men in aviation work alon)e-and that aircraft, engine output ">at its plants --would . be in- cre'a'sed to 1.500 a month. Other motor firms likewise . announced response to the federal government's appeal for "speed and more speed" in -defense production. The Harvester strike, which began with- a double walkout last at the firm's East John Gilbert Winanl Is Said To Be Choice i ? or London Assignment V WILLIAM II. LAW11KNCE United 1'ress Stall Correspondent WASHINGTON. Jan. 21 (UP) — John Gilbert Winant. Liberal Republican nnd former governor of New Hampshire, will be President Roosevelt's choice ns ambassador to Great Britain, an excellent authority disclosed today. Winanl, here for the inauguration, said early today he hud seen stories referring to him as the next, likely ambassador to Britain "but I dont want to muke any statement on them." Mr. Ropsevelt haw announced plans to send to the Senate soon his nomination of a successor for Joseph P. Kennedy, retiring; 11111- bassador, who presented his resignation immediately after Mr. Roosevelt's election to n third term. The president told a press conference about u week ngo that he liiul picked Kennedy's successor. Interest In Labor Winant, governor of New Hampshire in 1925 and 1920 and from 1931 to 1934, long has had an Interest in labor problems and social legislation. He was first chairman of the social security board, headed the Textile Labor board of 1934, and since 1939 has been director of Rumors Buzz In Balkans; Tobruk Seige Intensified First Case In Circuit Court Today Concerns Acci- A jurv was .impaneled and the first trial began before noon today as Judge G. E. Keck, of Blythr- villc, opened a two-weeks session •of Circuit Cotirt. civil division, here today. First case was a lawsuit by Dee Brown, negro, represented by Zal Harrison. a°ainst. C. E. Crigger ?nd Lee Wilson and Co., represented by Shane and Pendler, seeking $175 damages in the death cf a mule allegedly killed by a vehicle owned by the defendant company. The first trial lasted well into the afternoon. Jurors in the box for the opening case were Fred Fleeman, Blytheville; R. C. Rigas. Half Moon; Fob Henderson. Dell; H. E. Long ?p.d R. E. Jones, Route 2. Blytheville: Arnold Fowler and C. W •Tipton and E. N. Giles, all of Manila; T. A. Keennett, T. W Baxley and J. E. Patterson, and Frank I. Noe. all of Leachville. The case of Phillips Motor Co. vs. G. E. Gillenwater. originally .vet on today's docket, was dismissed before the court term be- San Monday. 111., plant,-spread to' Rockfails, III., where approximately 250 men are employed in production- of coil springs used in trucks and tractors ordered by the U. S. army. The strike threatened to spread ! to Harvester's eight middle • west plants where defense orders totaling $10.000.000 are in production. Company officials Described !:he Rock Falls plant as "a key link" in the chain of plants. The dispute began with a walkout of members of an independent ihicn at East Moline in protest against 'alleged discrimination in classification by the Farm Equipment Workers Organizing- Committee which claims^ most of the employes. The FEV/OC walked ;ut after the independent union strike and charged the indepsnri- ;nt'3 strike was company inspired. Company officials at Chicago denied the charge. Chiel Justice Hughes, left, administers third term oath to President Roosevelt, right, facing bright, sun- 1 li[ht, Thomas Quarters. FDR's personal body-guard., faces himjdirectly. Note three secret service men facing away from the president.—(NEA ..telephoLo). New York Cotton Save Five Of Crew » On Trawler BOSTON, Jan. 21. (UP)—Five nearly frozen (fishermen were plucked from the ice-coated rigging of their 108-ton trawler in the outer harbor today after 18 of tihelr mates apparently had drowned in the choppy wind-lashed water. The trawler struck an anchored barge at 3 a.m. Her. bow was smashed but the crew managed to drive the ice burdened and heavily laden craft a quarter of a mile to a ledge where it sank with only the rigging above the water. One Fire Today Fire on the roof of a small building near the alley at 5th and Chickasawba streets sent firemen there at 11:15-a. m. today. Damage was slight. A new auto paint, specially designed for car owners who have no garage and leave their car out the year round, is reported to House Gets Bill .Which Would Levy Tax To Advertise State's Product LITTLE ROCK, Jan. 21. (UP) — The house today passed a bill levying a two cents a bag tax on rice for the raising of a trl-statc' rice advertising .fund. The measure, similar to one enacted by the Louisiana legislature last year and one to be enacted by the Texas general assembly, will raise approximately $2oO,000 which *wiH be placed to the credit of a rice advertising account. Both the house and senatf- re-, ceived a message from Governor Adkins today suggesting a change in his proposed bond refunding bill which would allow voters to cast ballots on refunding after the legislature had passed on it. He said that by allowing voters to cast ballots on any refunding before it became effective in reality made the refunding by the people instead of by constitutional Aged Denton, Mo. Man •To. Be; Bujied Wednesday STEJELE, 'Mo., Jim. 21.—James K. Pope Northcutt, 83, died at 9 n.m. today at his home in Den ton, where he had lived tor <U years since coming here from Hard in county, Term., in I89ii. Funeral services will be h»ld at the Benton Baptist church at 10 a.m. Wednesday, conducted by Rev. J. W. Rlggins. Burial will be in Mount Zlon cemetery near here. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Sarah 'Northcutt; one son, .'sane Northcutt. and four daughters, Mrs. .L'ydia Flood, Mrs. Bell Wyble. Mrs7." Bessie Pike and Mrs. 'st-dfe Brunswick, all of in and around Steels. remain good for four or five years, offices and the legislature. the International which serves the Labor United oniee, States and member nations of the League of Nations. With British labor rising to a position of preeminence In. the war cabinet, and with all Indications pointing to major social changes In post-war Britain If ;her armies are victorious, Wmant waV con-i sidered ' r by- White House advisers to be an American 1 'representative who could strike the common denominator among the labor and wealthy classes. Winant, himself, Is "n very wealthy man. but his career for the last decade has centered on tabor problems. Tli ere were suggestions from other Washington quarters that Wlnant's appointment as ambassador, and the subsequent vacancy in the International Labor office directorship, might provide a berth for Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins. Winant is a Roosevelt confidant, find probably would be satisfactory WITH THE BRITISH ARMY OF THE NILE, BEFORE TOBRUK, Jnn. 21. (UP)—British f orC(i>s are now attacking the Italians at Tobruk and al~i ready have thrust far westward along the Libyan t-oast Armored patrols have made "coutinu raids'into the defenses of Dcnm, 1HO miles away and have found thnt the Italian seaplane V«sc nt Bomba, 48 miles west of Tobruk, 1ms been abandoned. By pushing; westward post Bomba ntul into the outer defenses of Derail the British are following 'he inctfc.s used even before, they f orml Btmlia to surrender. With TJtmlln stin under siege last month British mechiml/ed units lumbered around the citv and began feeling out Tobruk which MC\V nssnnlt by land forces after a severe softening up by the Royal Air Force. British advance columns nlreiutj were reported to have consoliclatec their positions aloni? the coast be- i.ween Tobruk nnd Dernti. Royn Mr Force pilots who have raided 1 Dernn repeatedly said there were no Italian planes there. The attack on Tobruk began this morning und was reported urosresslntr snUsfnctodly. (London military nuarlers . tonight predicted that Tobruk will full quickly). Meantime British empire troops were reported advancing steadily on two fronts in East Africa, threatening Italian Eritrea in the north and the Ethiopian frontier veglort in the south. An empire force- hncl penetrated Hclt Funeral Home of Blytheville to the British government which is in charge of arrangements. Leachville Men Are Admitted To The Bar Two Leachville men. seeking licenses to practice law, were admitted to the bar by the Supreme Court at Little Rock Monday. They were Henry Hoyt and Caldwell Tucker Bennett. Is sending Lord Halifax, former British foreign secretary, to Wnsh- i Ington to succeed the late Lord Lothian as ambassador. Britain also has created a new ministerial post as the subordinate to Its ambassador to Washington, and It is thought probable that the United States might follow the British lead by naming an outstanding businessman to aid Winant. more .than ,.,15 miies .into Eritroa nnd threatened • to J make' a : .suecc.s- t'ul stand by 5,000 to 8.000 retrehb- iny; Italians impossible for the moment, A second force Including soutli Africans was advancing from Kenya toward the Lake Rudolf area Of Ethiopia from the .south. [The British" in the north have advanced more than 30 miles from Kasstthi, the frontier town which the Italians lost last week. By United Press * „ Balkan rumors centering on trouble in Rumania burst forth today. There were half a dozen versions of the -Rumanian situation—none from Bucharest direct. The Rumanian capital' had been cut oft' from telephone commune cation with Zurich, Switzerland, chief European news clearance point, since night Sunday. /, Here Ls the Rumanian situation as various capitals reported it: "•-' Berlin—Ten Greek nationals were, arrested In reprisal for the alleged staying by. a Greek of a member of the German general staff iii Bucharest. Ankara — The Ankara radio quoted alleged reports from Sofia,. Bulgaria, of a Communist uprising, against the Bucharest government. Much fighting was reported la Rumania with many Germans killed. Sofia—Rumanian tension was reported rising us a result of a quarrel between rival factions of the Iron Guard. Several hundred persons were killed. ^i'-" Budapest—Iron Guardlsts strated In Bucharest against Pre-' v mler AntoncsctL • >*;• Istanbul—A Greek commercial delegation returning from Russia reported 120 Soviet divisions massed- along the German frontier with belief growing that Russia- and; Germany eventually would, be involved- In war. "^ Wfelitul Thinking " There appeared to be wishful thinking .in .the., versions of the W. C. Lawlcr Is Named Defendant In Action Resulting From Wreck For better all-round performance, motor car wheels should be It costs from 20 to 25 cents per square foot to pave a concrete An automobile mishap Rumanian :affair that came from each city. The only thing that appeared certain nvus that trouble, definitely hod broken but in Rti- mnnla again." One possible development, was I seen as result of the- German emphasis'• on , the Greek angle of, the matter, Germany still is technically neutral in the war tietwee'n Italy and Greece. Assassination'by a Greek of a German officer might give the Nazis an excuse should they want-one for Intervention in the Italo-Grcek war, or by raising that threat the /Germans might divert attention from other possible moves in the Mediterranean 'such as an attack on Gibraltar. The Bonding Concern Was Not Re-imbursed It was erroneously stated in the Courier News Saturday that tfte bonding company which reimbursed Mississippi county and other polit- nefu '' icai units with more than $26.000 Frenchman's Bayou on Highway in connectl on with shortages of the fit last Sept. 17 resulted today In circuit court clerk - s office in lubricated abotu every 5000 miles, highway. Mar. Open High Low Close Close i 1030 1036 1030 1032 1034 1037 1040 1035 1033 1040 1025 1020 1019 1019 1028 Oct. .. 978 980 968 969 981 975 974 962 962 977 962 962 962 962 May Jul* Dec. Jan. New Orleans Cotton Prev. Open High Low Close Close Mar. . 1034 1039 1034 1039 1040 May . 1041 1045 1038 1039 1045 Jul. .. 1030 1032 1025 1025 1032 Oct. . 982 974 972 972 984 Dec. . 976 976 970 970 980 Jan. . 968 968 968 966 Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS. 111.. Jan. 21 < UP)—Hogs 17.500-17.000 Hop 8.50 170-230 Ibs.. 8.35-8.50 140-160 Ibs.. 7.25-7.85 Bulk sows 6.90-7.40 Cattle 4.000 Slaughter steers 7.50-14.25 Elaushtei- heifers 6.50-12.50 Chicago Wheat Open High Low Close May 86 1-8 86 1-2 85 1-4 85 1-2 Sept. 805-8 807-8 80 801-4 Stock Prices Mississippi County One Of Seven In State With Child Welfare Lnit J- .1. */ »/ \j A T & T... •Am Tobacco 166 3-4 72 Anaconda Copper 24 7-S Establishment of a Child Welfare Demonstration Unit in Mississippi County to replace the county probation office is regarded by many as one of the most progressive steps possible in the handling of homeless and underpriveleged children. The work of setting up the unit and starting it to function is being undertaken this week by Miss Anne Council, assistant director of Child Welfare Division of the Arkansas State Department of Public Welfare. This unit, supported by local, state and federal funds will give Cities Service 45-8 Ccca Cola 104 General .'Electric 341-8 General Motors 44 1-2 Int Harvester :.. 49 1-2 Montgomery Ward 37 N Y Central 13 7-8 North Am Aviation 17 5-8 Packard 3 Phillips .. 37 Radio 4 1-2 On 19 out of the 32 major automobile engines, horsepower on the 1941 creased. models has been in- Republic Steel 20 1-8 Socony Vacuum 87-8 Studebaker 71-2 Standard Oil N J ,. 33 7-8 Texas Corp ...V 365-8 U.S. Steel'. 65 1-2 Bethlehem Steel 83 1-2 i the county a trained and efficient Chrysler 65 I -2 agency to look after children who are homeless, neglected or in danger of becoming delinquent. At the same time it will be a nonpolitical unit that will save Mississippi County $2150 annually as compared with the amount of local funds formerly appropriated by the Quorum Court each year for this work. An advisory Committee will be named later to work with the professional leader in this non-political activity which is being widely har- alded as the most modem plan of caring for under-privileged children. Existence of this unit in Mississippi County was made possible through efforts of the newly elected county judge, Roland Green, who had been.making plans for its May-' 53 1-8; 631-8,62 5-8 62 5-8 establishment since he was nomi- Sept. 63 1-8 63 1-8 62 3-4 62 3-4 nated for this position last August Chicaffo Corn Open -. High Low - Close advise with the Child Welfare worker on community situations and on individual cases; for the acceptance of the policy of a worker with qualifications which meet the Merit System of the State Department of Public Welfare and for her supervision by the Consultant of the Child Welfare Division; for nn annual review of the progress and mutual planning by the local officials and committee and the Child Welfare Division, and county financial responsibility for the office and Its supplies and for other participation in the cost of the unit. Total of these "expenses" to the county reach the sum mentioned with fund for care of children listed at S1200; mileage expense of worker. S720; office supplies. S125; office equipment. S110. In announcing establishment of such a unit in Mississippi County. the state department pointed out that such units were possible only when there was a close working relationship with the County Court and that Judge Green's proposal made it possible for the unit to be formed. The office has been arranged in the County Welfare Quarters on the Blytheville Court House grounds, \vjiere Miss Council will be headquartered. It is possible that she will remain in the county only several months before a - regular county-worker is detailed here. program of child welfare to in-: but this part of'.the program has terpret to the " community and to | not been completed. "JUL announcement of his plan had not been made public until this time. When the quorum court made its annual appropriation, the fund to support the probation offices in the county was reduced $2150 nt the request of Mr. Green who said he was negotiating for a plan which would reduce expenses of this department and-at the same time be o great improvement. As county judge, he is in charge of nil probation activities, including juvenile court. Such a Child Welfare Unit gives Mississippi County a set-up of this type enjoyed by only six other counties in Arkansas. Other counties which have consultant units are: Craighead, Jackson. Conway, Clark. Washington and Boono. The obtaining of state and federal funds for this unit was made possible after the annual plan of the Child Welfare Division, which is an agreement with the United States Children's Bureau, was presented and accepted both by County Judge Green and Oie Child Welfare Divsion of the Department of Public Welfare for the State of Arkansas. This agreement provides lor a mutual interest and continuing working relationship between the public officials of-the county and the Child Welfare Division; for an advisory committee of county persons genuinely interested In the Under the new plan there will no "boarding house" in the county for under privileged children (until disposition is made of them) as this "home" or "institution" does not meet the standards of the Child Welfare Division, it was pointed out by the department. This had cost Mississippi County $50 monthly in the past. Care of children will be carried on through an individually planned basis with provision of foster homes where this seems to be needed by the child. This plan provides for several programs including that of allowing some children to be cared for in homes where parents want children but who are not able to bear all expense of their care, and in which cases, the department assists financially. Because of the large number of under priveleged children in Mississippi County, it is felt that establishment of the unit will give these children the best care possible In a program to mold their lives for better living. Probation work was first started in an organized^ manner in this county eight years ago when Zal 3. Harrison was county judge. Since that time various plans have filing of a $30.500 r'p-nage suit in Chincery Court here. The lawsuit, filed by Attorney J. C. Coston of Osccola for Walter McBride; his wife. Rasa; two children. Velmn and Allen, and Britt McBride. against W. C. Lawler and his wife. Mattic Lawler. seeks seo- arate damages for each of the five norsons in connection with the accident in which it was alleged that a truck owned bv Lawler and driven bv employes Rtiv Pate and James Miller—the petition listed both as drivers—crashed into an automobile in which the McBrides were riding. For injuries said to have been .suffered, the plaintiffs ask the following damages: Rosn McBride. S10.000; Vclma. $10.000; Allen SlO.nOO; Britt, $5.000. and Walter, S1.500. The lawsuit claims the following; "That Rosa McBride suffered permanent injuries after belns injuries after beinsr injured internally nnd cut and bruised; Velma suffered a broken arm and cuts and bruises; Allen had broken ankle, three broken ribs, cuts and bruises; Britt was cut over the eye. five or six ribs were broken. >i lun«r was punctured, and he was cut and bruised; Walter was forced to pay $1.000 in doctor bills and S500 for damages to his automobile. "That Lawler fraudently conveyed, without consideration, a lot in Blytheville to his wife. Mattie, to escape payment of damages." when Hugh M. Craig was charged with embezzlement, had been given its money back. The bonding company admitted its civil liability and paid the shortages, and did not receive -its money back after Craig was acquitted of charges filed by the state comptroller's office. , : .: Pheasant Mlsjndees Cafe beenjised with two probation of- BUCYRUS. O. (UP)— Mrs. Jen- ficers— women— paid by the county Lbve received a "present" of in recent years, In addition to pay- game— but she didn't Icnow whom ment to the "home" where the to thank. Mrs. LoVe was investi- chlldren were boarded until placed gating a "queer noise" at. the rear in homes, orphanages or" reform 'of her restaurant. It was a pheas- schools." ' v ' ant. She caught it and cooked it. "Flying Cadet" Board To Jonesboro Wednesday A "flying Cadet" Board from Omaha, Nebr., Seventh Corps area headquarters, will be In Jonesboro all day Wednesday at the Army Recruiting office. v'? * The Board will advise, examine and accept eligible young men between the ages of 20 and 27 for "Officer Training" in the TJ._;S. Army Air Corps as pilots, aeronautical engineers, -navigators and bombardiers. Cadets are paid $75 a month in addition to all traveling, food, clothing, housing and medical expenses. The training course lasts nine months and is given at specialized aviation training schools. Graduates are commissioned second lieutenants in the Army Air' Corps and are given extended active duty with full pay. allowances and privileges of officers in the regular army. ",^-~ WEATHER ;; Arkansas—Cloudy, wanner in the extreme east portion. Colder in the* northwest, occasional rains in the west portion tonight.. Wednesday, occasional rains and colder. Cloudy and warmer' tonight and Wednesday with light rains Wednesday. .Colder .Thursday." • • •

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