The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 23, 1937 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 23, 1937
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1937' BLYTHEVI^LE. (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Japan and China Wage Sartorial War DEATH IN Dreaded Secret Police Active In Disclosing People's "Enemies" BV NORMAN DEUEL United Press Staff Correspondent' MOSCOW, Dec. 23. (UP)—'Hie Soviet Union closes the year 1937 In the mopping up stage of nn Internal upheaval which caused an, almost complete turnover In gov- «rnment and economic leadership with the exception of Josef Stalin and a handful of his highest executives, and many of the latter were 1191 exempt. • . 'ipreme'Soviet, was elected Dec. 12 under the new Stalin constitution adopted a year a»o, but the actual turnover in leadership came es the result of a purge during which there were approximately 1,300 executions, thousands of arrests and an Incalculable number of dismissal and tranfcrs. Three of the five presidents of the Central Executive Committee <--ore ijis^ri^p.' 1 and probably arrested; seven of the 19 commlsarlats of the U.S.S.R. through transfer or [Horace changed leadership; the army and navy commands were shaken up, with eight generals lu the former service _ executed for treason. Nine Commissars Ouster In the Russian Socialist Federated Soviet Republic, comprising most of tlie area and population of the country, all nine commissair were removed. Also were the Presidents of White Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakstan. Turkmenistan, Tadjikistan and Kir- ghizia. Tlie premiers of the Ukraine. Armenia, Azerbaldjan, Uzbekistan Turkmenistan, Tadjikistan and Kirghizia were removed. The presidents of every one of the nine autonomous republics included in tlie R.S.P.S.R. were removed with the exception of one (Yakutia), as likewise were their premiers with the exception of one (Mordovia). In most, cases the removals resulted in arrests on charges of separatism, nationalism and seeking the return of capitalism v'M: the aid of foreign powers. Leadership in the governments of th< provinces changed just as com pletely. Innumerable arrests of Communist party secretaries and lead ers were recorded, the first linn PAGE THBEB/ Justice Department Holds Acts I lave Not Ended Price "The Women" Will Be Presented On Si age At Memphis MKMPIUS. Tcnn., Dec. 23. — From (he demands nlrcnily received, It Is wry apparent that most j everyone In the Mid-South luis lirnnl some report or other about t the strange, nil-feminine cnsl piny, | "The Women" to be presented as u New year's gift by Col. CImrlcs MrElravy, innitncer of [lie Auditorium. Altlicugh the mull order r,cnl such n clover fashion that it ere- ales favorable comment Jrom everyone who watches the'show, How;,, well this play rates wiiu people or thLs territory Is attested by the J\uinber of orden> received from people who liuve already attended»„ the show In New York and "want — lu BCO H ugnln, because It Js so funny," " While demands for tickets are ltiB made /or all three perform- ' mices, the nisi night has a slight edge in performance, Indicating tlmt a great many theatregoers want to tmjrt Hie New Year wlln' a laugh, ' ... Tension like Hint during the World war was not-jii by veterans of such alfulrs at the White House diplomatic reception, which brought the Japanese and Chinese ambassadors together socially for liie -tot time since lioitilltits began in the Orient. Tliey. were spared meeting through co-operation ol other guests. Although last on the list of envoys, Chinese Aiiibassnrtor chengting Wan. and his three ; » daushter.s made an outslnndlmj group. L?ft lo right the girls are Yoeh, An-Fu nnd Aii-Hsiu A ruspleiidenl figure In gold bnud lllrosl Snilo, Jn)>i)i)i'si> niiikn&iiulor, uppc-nrs lit thn diplomatic reception held by President and Mrs. Roosevelt. vtcl union was disappointed In (he .nymlts of Ihc nonintervention committee in Ix>ndo» and the Brussels conference concerning Spain and China, respectively. .Staunch in verbal protest against Aggression, the U.S.S.R. was forced to sec its ships sunk in the Medi- 1 terranean ivlthout effective retail- ^ Osceola Society — Personal were special guests of honor at the but was settled in a stalemate with mutual withdrawal of forces from ; disputed territory. Again when Ji- '' Dan marched into North China, the Trans-Siberian railroad was clear- i ed. for eventualities and the soviet | jovernnicnt reiterated its inten-j lion to fight for the defense of Outer Mongolia. However, the year ended without more than verbal that a purge'lufs been extended so clashes as a result of the Sino- deeply .ifeto'ttte ranks of the uarty itself, --•"-•. *. Widespread Plot Revealed The purge followed the Radek- Piatakov slfow trial in January. which was a sequel to the Kame- Japanese conflict. On Nov. 7 the country observed the 20th anniversary of the revolution by which the Soviets seined power from Kerensky, and despite the wasting internal conflict, point nev-Zlnoviev trial of last year. | ed to immense strides of political, , both of which adduced evidence '--—•-'-• -—'—"-— ---• and confessions of a great plot to overthrow the government. Karl Hadek, former "mouthpiece of Stalin" in a journalistic sense, warned in his "last words" at the trial that Trotskyists would be found in every government and party organization, large or small. Foreign observers differed as to the authenticity of the evidence and confessions, but it was accepted at face value by a reorganized N.K.V.D. (political police) and stern preventive and retaliatory measures followed to such an extent that the entire face of the subsidiary leadership changed. Production Goes Into Slump Similar changes took place in industry, trade, banking and other state organizations, which for o time resulted In confusion anil fcni of responsibility. Coupled with inefficiency caused by InexpJ'ricna of new men, this caused considerable drop in production which however, began to rise toward the close of the year. The mirge was accompanied by wholesale expulsion of foreigners, particularly of specialists and engineers, both because foreigners were not trusted and because the government was able to replace Uiem with young men newly trained in Soviet institutions. The Dec. 12 election took the form of a great plebiscite in which only one person per district was nominated, each of the Council of the Union and the council of Nationalities which together form the Supreme soviet, and there were no Issues involved, the voters were spared the trouble of marking their ballots. They were to have crossed out the names of the candidates for whom they did not wish to vote, but 'with only one candidate simply dropped the ballots in o box. | Protests (o Japan In international affairs, the So- industrial, agricultural and cultural fields. Variy Unity Achieved Political unity under the Communist party has been achieved, socialist Industry has reached second place in the world; agriculture, 98 per cent, collectivized, with a bumper crop this year provided a plenitude of food, and with illiteracy virtually eliminated the nation achieved 1 a multitude of cultural and scientific aims. In the latter Held the Soviet Union established the. first permanent camp on the North Pole, twice flew from Moscow non-stop across the Pole to America, but ended the series of record-breaking flights with the tragedy of a failure in which Sigismund Leva- nevsky and five companions disappeared in the Arctic wastes and were believed to have perished. Foreign trade gnincd a favorable balance for the Soviet during the first nine months of the year (lat- ir rooms on night. Following the addresses of Airs. Bogan and Mr. Hill and informal talks from other visitors including tlmt of Fred Sluckey of Lepanto, Grand Master of Arkansas Masons, an addenda 1 in the form of a "Wishing replica of an old fashioned well with rope, bucket and pulley had been built in the chapter rooms, from which were drawn gifts for Mrs. Began, Mr. Hill and Mrs. Geneva Fowler, deputy grand lecturer for the fifteenth district. Among the gifts for Mrs. Bogan was a crocheted afghau. each block made by a member of the chapter. Mr. Hill was presented with a woolen bathrobe, and an evening ba» was presented Mrs. Fowler. * » t Rev. Cole Speaks at Rotary • Thp =plrit of Christmas" was the est figures available). Great Britain the best customer. The United Stales, witli which was concluded an agreement to purchase during n 12-month period $50.000,000 worth of goods, was second. Date Bureau Business So Big It's Problem SAINT MARY'S COLLEGE. Cal. (UP)—Saint Mary's College, Catholic men's institution, endeavored to solve its social problem by establishing a date bureau, but reckoned without the girls of Oakland and surrounding cities. Tlie bureau, instead of being obliged to seek "dates", ,rcceived so many telephone calls from girls looking for them that college authorities feared the situation might get out of hand and ordered the bureau closed. Read Courier News Want Ads. Hubert Utley's Service Station and Gate 24 HOUR SERVICE Phillips "66" Gas AH Letdin; Brands of Bter, _ Liquor, Wine, Gin »nd Cordials. Cigarettes, 2 Pkgs. 25c, $1.15 Carton Highway 61—Holland, Mo. mother lu Gunion; Clirlsline Poln- <lexler wllh her family in Imbodcn- n.irothv •'-"tan- in conwny; Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Packard with their two children will drive to Alamo to spend the holidays with her par- enls. Mr. and Mrs. pre.won will spend the season with their parent In Milan. Temi. Mrs. J. S. McCants was called to Atlmitn, On., 'isl. P"nrlny on account of the serious illness of her brother. Lavoif Donelson. Mrs. Joe Rhodes mid Mr. Rhodes will visit his mother Mrs Art. Joe Rhodes, In Payettcville, Miss Adelaide Fliull of Nash- .vllle, Tenn., Is the holiday guest of Mallory Harwell. Dr. and Mrs. Harwell also have Mrs. Harwell's nephew, Robert Rhodes of Payetle-' vl'iie, Aik., as a guest during chrlst- nms. Mrs. John G. Evans of West Lafayette, Ind., Is here for an extended visit with her niece, Miss Emma Cox. Mrs. E. S. Crihfleld is quite ill In the Baptist hospital in Memphis where she was taken for diagnosis and treatment last week. Mrs. Crih- fleld Is the daughter of L. L Mc- Deamrnn. cashier of Mfssissipnl County Bank, and wife of E, S. Crihfield, assistant cashier. Mrs. ?<fcDo»rman Is remaining with her daughter at the hospital, Charles Blanton, who is employed _ o „„_„„. ' n Jackson, Mfss., is here for (he subject of the talk"by"uie ReV,"& j Cnrl ? tlnas vacation with his family. L. Cole, pastor of the Baptist I '"'" church, before the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club Tuesday. A letter received by Dr. C. M. Harwell, president, from a small Chinese boy in China telling of the horrors of. the war, was read. A. T. Bell told of his visit lo a Rotary club while in Chicago attending the convention of the American Farm Bureau Federation. Visitors were Lee Wesson of Wilson and A. C. Spellings of Marked Tree. • * w Miss Emma Cox Hostess All football teams In the south end of the county, and high school faculties were guests of Miss Emma Cox last Thursday at a private showing of "Navy and Gold." On Monday she was hostess to over two hundred men and women, white and colored, for the lecture of Dr. Frank E. Whltacre of Chicago, on Prenatal Advice and Care. Tlie high school girls of the white and colored schools, with their teachers, were special guests. Her Christmas gift to the high and grade schools was a free showing of the "IJfe of Pasleur" on Tuesday afternoon. • * Osceola Teachers Leave Among the Osceola teachers who will spend Christmas with their relatives in other cities are: Coach James Ahlf with his parents in Rector; Frances Campbell in Russellville; Gladys Estes witli her - Lewis of Pine'Bluff was the week end guest'of Miss Mary Stewart Butler. Mary Ellis Miller will arrive Saturday mominy.'from Kennett. Mo., to spend the week end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Miller. The vested choir of thirty voices of the Methodist church will slim the oratorio, "Bethlehem" at the Gem Theatre tonight. Mrs. John Edrington Is choir director and Miss Catherine Harwell accompanist. Tlie same musical program was ren- 'dered at the Methodist church last Sunday night and due to the many requests to hear it, is being given again tonight. The High School Glee Club and the Junior Progressive Club, under the direction of E. W. Packard, will slny Christmas carols on Christmas Eve night at the homes of sick and shut-ins, the Osceola jail and other institutions. They expect to start on their tour of good will and cheer around seven-thirty o'clock. Criss-crossing of piano strings, by which the upper tones are built up by the lower and heavier vlbratfoiis, did not come into use until after the Civil War, when most of the greatest composers had done their work. Bals, snakes, and toads can longer without food, than other creatures. live any GIRLS! EARN MORE! Increase your income by learning a well paid profession . . . you can be a licensed Beautician with six months,, training . . . enroll now in the Modern Beauty School Eagle School oi Beauty Culture Open I Meeting all State Requirements for Arkansas and Missouri. Slate Approved Low Enrollment Fee Jan. 1st Cooper Bldg. I Walnut & 2nd! Blytheville \ COMPETENT INSTRUCTORS Special Course for Young Men and Barbers Write for full details to LESTER FISHER GIPSON B1R Krewson Ave. Jonesboro, Ark. , 34 Years After Kitty Hawk Hop Beaming with pleasure is Orville Wright, above, one of the famous brothers who fathered human flight, pictured during one of his rare public appearances. He was guest ot honor at the "Wright Brothers' Lecture" presented by the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences at Columbia University, New York, in celebration ot the 34th anniversary of the brothers' first flight at Kitty Hawk. Read Courier News Want Ads. 11V FIUNK MrS'AllGH'I'ON llnllftl rrm sinir Corrcsjiimilnil WASHINGTON, Deo. 23. (UP)'Hie ))<!|);utim'iit of Justice ami tho Fi'diMul Trade Commission hnvt mussed n formidable IIITIIV of statistics lo Iwck their contention that tics Klumnnr. null-trust and Dm Clayton nets hnve not prevented Siwlli of ti'iiaiitlc business concerns, 'Dire U''o nets. Ihp gcYfrmnrtU contends, hnve not bct'ii olfootlvc In nri>vciilhii| urlcr-flxlng nnd business combinations to otfi'ol mon- C[iolles nod restrain trade. Statistics nh'cndy presented liv the Department of Justice In ad- diTS-ics by Attorney Qeiiftal Iloim-r Cmmnlugs nnd Assfctiml AKocMuv Ocncrnl Kobert II. Jnck- EOII, head of the null-trust division ntu designed to .show l)ml bis bus- 'nrss Is netting blHger all Uu- lime Si-vrn Arguments Ofttrril Tlinv have raportcil: 1. In 1033, UOO nou-lmanclnl cor- IHirnllons conlroltiid so per cent of nil assets of such corporation. 1 !. WhlU- I'oxvmnur lliramc Is 33 per conl loss tlmn In 1929, cement IH'lccs lire 11 \Kr cent higher, stec; r > iw n"iil higher, Imnuor 4 pei cent higher. 3. Tlmt in the farm product Oriel 13 wiimfnrliirer.'i bought 0 per cent of the lo;t4 tnbucco crof ami :i bought 43 |>cr cent; 13 com pnnlo.s bought l>5 |»r cent of til 19!W commercial wheat crop, inn 3 look 38 pur cent; 10 packcr« It MM bciiBhl ui |)ci' cent of tli cuttle nnd 37 per cent of the hogs ami \'l. milk cumpimlos bought 1 DPI 1 cent of thn commercial tluli production of 1034. 1. in Scntemlwr. 1037, the turn products price' Index hud rcaclux 80 per cent of tin,' IBM-SB average while tnvm machinery was 102 pe cent, building materials' 98 ]» rent, nnd equipment, nml Kiiupllc 82 |wr cent. fi. Illds received by the govern mcnt on 11 wide range of mamifnc tur"<l nrllcles, including steel, auto mobile tires, anil cement, are Ulcn tlcnl or vnrj- only slightly, In on '"stnnce 4>> companies submlllln identical bldK on n government con tract, 6. In the period of price reces slons, the less competitive corapa hies reduced their prices least, will »>•• more hl"hly competitive firm mch as textiles und knit gooi showed far grenter reductions prices. T. Payrolls declined n greate percentage In the less-comiMlltlv fields, while the Industries kei prices nearer the pre-depresslo st&mlnrd throuijhout the biiflne. recc.ssloii. Small llaslurwi Prolrst According to Jackson, most < tlie complaints agnlnsl iiionopoili and iirice-flxing charging con panics with Illegal practices, com from siunller business conccri which have felt the pinch of sue practices by larger competitors. Cummlngs wnrned big buslnes Hint it is "moving blindly but wit accumulates acceleration dow the road leading to viltiniate gov ernment supervision." Jackson contended tlmt If tl antt-lrust laws fail, "Then Hie fre opportunity of humble men to ei gage In small but independent ei tcrprlsc must pass away." The future of the ontl-tru laws, he said, "will have a grca Influence on the kind of life we or lo lend on Uils continent." The coldest room In the world t"t5nAW.w;ri IV" H*'«^w « r - FOR CHRISTMAS Ha will appreciate « quality gift from our whiskey >hop Whiskeys, Wines, Gins and Cordials CROSSTOWN WHISKEY SHOP Main and Division night. Interest In "The Women," above ml Is (i spicy, slde-spllUliiB com- ly, cenlevs uround the utiir, Lois iison. An apnL'nUtlK Nlnr of the ri't'ii, Mfcs Wilson Is iiinklliR a cut name for herself as n stage ciToutOHy of no llfilit significance, if Is nWy supported by n cnst of 0 talented, women who succeed In suing tho most out of every line. 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