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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 23, 1941
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOLUME XXXV11—NO, 204. Blytheville Daily News Blytheville Courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi VaJley Leader BLYTHRVILLE,^ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 19-11 MAN NEAR DEATH AFTER CRASH "Don't Want To See Either Side Win" Says Lindy WASHINGTON, Jan. 23. (UP)—Colonel 0,havks A. Lindbergh told the house foreign affairs committee'today thai lie would prefer to .see "neither side win" in the European war "and would like a 'negotiated peace." "1 would-prefer to see neither side win," Lindbergh said. Lindbergh said he 'believed that* . ~ even American entry into the war j ^^ '• with Great Britain could not bring j I l<j Q^yv >«4M victory without uu internal col- j J_/ld UXXv^Lo lapse in Germany. *TVT 11 While he was on the witness i A/I//%| "1 I f\ stand, Senators Ed Johnson. Dem-1 VW VJUAVA ocrat. Colorado, and Robert A, UI1M Two Die As Big kklftlMMBJfe •»*»•». ' ' ' V *^ II * T " 5 "C 1 11 Air Liner Falls Near St. Louis Taft, Republican, Ohio, introduced in the senate substitute British aid bills. Johnson's bil! weuld authorize outright gift, of $2.000.000,001) Provided LITTLE ROCK. Jan. 23 (UP) — worth of war materials to Britain, The house in a listless session this providing that nation gave Amer-} morning- received a joint resolution ica complete information on performance and would agree to make all of its purchases in this country. Taft's measure would authorize the Reconstruction Finance Corporation to lend $1.000,000.000 to Great Britain, $500,000,000 to Canada and $50,000,000 to Greece. ''I'd like to see a negotiated peace. I believe a complete victory for either side would result in -the prostration of Europe such as Ave never before have seen." Lindbergh, opposing- the administration's British aid bill, expressed his views when Representative Luther Johnson, Democrat, Texas, noted that Lindbergh had never expressed sympathy for either side. Life-long Resident Of This Section Seeks Office For First Time proposing a constitutional amendment that would permit formation of junior college districts by future legislation. The resolution stated that, a district, with a real and personal property' evaluation of not less than $8.000,000 could be formed into a junior college district. The measure, introduced by Representative Floyd Barham of Sebastian County, would allow -cities such as Blytheville, Fort Smith and El Dorado to organize junior colleges. Representative Royce Weisenberger introduced a bill-that would give the securities division of the state banking department authority to inspect books of loan companies 'Negotiated Peace Best" at any time. "It would be better for vis if the War ends without a conclusive victory/' Lindbergh said. "It would not be best to see Germany defeated. A negotiated peace is the best for us. I have sympathy for 'th'e 'peoples of both sides;arid'"licit"! .. with their aims."- v ; :... / • .'_ - \ -"* 'Liridbergh added "that the--fall OL" the British navy \vould "not'seri- ously menace the United States." Johnson repeated his question, asking which side's victory would be better. Lindbergh replied tersely: -Neither." Spectators Applaud Applause-burst out in the committee room where 500 spectators had gathered. "The main problem here." said Representative Charles A. Eaton. Republican. New Jersey, "Is the pending bill, ostensibly to aid England. Do you favor it?" "I am opposed to it." said Lindbergh. "I arn opposed for two reasons; First, it is one more step away from Democracy. Second, it is one step closer to war and I don't know how many more steps we can take and still be. short- of war." In his prepared statement Lindbergh said that he did not believe that the United States need fear invasion by air or sea as long as it maintained an army, navy and air force of ''reasonable size.". British Push On In Libya After Capturing Italian Base Of Tobruk ; Tom A. Little, prominent Blytheville automobile dealer, today authorized (lie Courier News to inake formal announcement of his candidacy for the office of mayor of Blytheville, stibjeol to the action of voters in the municipal election to be held here April 1. Born at Carulher.svllle, Mo., Mr. Little removed to Blythevtlle with his parents in 1900, at the age of three, years, and he has resided here since that time with the exception of a short period of time in which he was operating a mercantile business at Dell. Mr. Little states: "1 have lived in Blytheville or near Blytheville all of my life, and during most of. the time since reaching manhood, I have been engaged in business here. The people of Blytheville have been good to me, in giving me by their, patronage a gratifying degree of success in business. All of the property that I own is right in Blytheville, and I feel that my continued success in life is very much dependent .upon the proper development of this city. If I am elected to this office, I shall most certainly put into it all of the time and effort that will be required to properly carry out the trust placed in me." Continuing, Mr. Little further stated: "In 1939, Blytheville ranked eighth among . cities of th'e State of Arkansas in the total volume of retail business transacted, and in .the same year it ranked first in the state . in the per capita volume of busines| transacted; "• I see' no' reason w.Hy this city, favored" with such a gratifying volume of business, should BENEFIT f W. J. Wnderlich Announces ST. LOUIS, ,Iaii.,-23.i(UP)—A Douglas sky sleeper oi' the Transcontinental and '.Western Ah- '.'Lines crashed nenr Lambert Field today, killing two-persons and injuring 12. Aviators who inspected the scene less than a milo from the field expressed the opinion that the ship was in a steel' bank preparatory to landing.'; thiit+ it slipped lino an almost vertical bank, causing the left strike an elm tree. Ai'ter striking the elm and ing oft" the top the plane hit two more trees uncl then crashed truo a telephone pole at an ftUluule of about 35 feet. The liiipauL broke the pole, tearing do\Vnl\vires and disrupting telephone service. Scatters Debrb 1 Debris was scattered ovev an area of about 80 square feet£ The plane was broken [n half;: and beds, cushions'"and other materials were scattered over the ground. The two victims and the'co-pilot were thrown from the plane. The dead were: Chief Pilot P T. Scott. 36, of New York; and" J. F. Mott of Kansas City, a TWA employe who was riding as a passenger. ' •-Those injured included all eleven passengers and the hostess, Miss Mary T. Eshback. Extent of their injuries was not immediately determined. The scene of the crash was in a rural .section of rolling farm land about 18 miles from St. Louis. Everything appeared normal the big ship, enroute from Los/Angeles to New York, appeared 'from the west at 4:13 ,a.m. It was very dark with a slight ground . fog- and some mist, although flying conditions were not considered adverse IE BEFffi Labor Troubles Flare In Heavy Machinery Plants; More Feared not be upon basis, and if a sound financial I am elected as Chicago Wheat open high low close May 853-4 86 851-2 857-8 Sept. 801-8 801-4. 79'3-4 801-4 By United Press Great Britain threatened today to drive the Italians completely out cf western Libya as advance tanks and Royal ,,-Air Force planes followed up the capture of Tobruk by starting to batter Derna. : The British brought their bag of Fascist prisoners in the 'desert blitzkrieg to about 100,000 with the capture of more than 14.000 men at •, Tobruk. including four Italian generals and an admiral. While their comrades mopped up Tobruk, Royal Air Force flyers and advance tank units began operations at Derna. 100 miles farther west in a direct line, and plunged across the desert plateau almost half way to Benghazi, capital of Libya. In East Africa the thrust into Italian Eritrea went deeper and the Italians were reported taking defensive positions 80 to 75 miles from the Sudan frontier. mayor, I intend to see this city placed.' and kept upon such a basis if -a 'diligent application of time and. effort and .a fair and absolutely impartial administration 1 of its laws can put It -there. This .gratifying- 'business condition i£| demonstrated in a manner. not always' to* our liking, by the seriously congested 'traffic conditions, particularly in the down-town- disr irict. This condition of traffic, I know, can be very much improved by a. diligent study of traffic and its control, and one of my missions. 1 if elected, will be measures for the control and lation of traffic which will eliminate some of our 'Saturday Night Jams' with which we have worried for so long. "I am also convinced that there is a wide field of.endeavor in the Improvement of sanitary conditions in Blytheville. I firmly believe that, with an absolutely fearless and impartial enforcement of regulations as to sanitary conditions. | a definite Improvement- can be $25,000 Suit Against Local Man .Apparently Not End Today Trial of the $25,000 damage suit of Mi's. Edim'Norman against W. I. Osborne continued today in Circuit-Court, civil division, as Judge G.i'E. Keck held the fourth day's session of • the January term here at the courthouse. It appeared that the case would not be completed today and would occupy at least a part of Friday's session. Mrs. Norman, administratrix of the estate of her husband, the late S. T. Norman, killed while walking across Highway 61 near Dogwood Ridge on Dec. 20. 1938 seeks $15,000 actual damages and 810,000 punitive damages from Osborne, allegedly driver of an au- Plans For Raising $15,000 Quota Here In an effort to raise the $15.000 quota assigned to the Chlckasnwba district of •Mississippi county by the National Foundation of Crippled Children, W. J. Wunderlich district chairman, today announcet that solicitations of all business liouses and merchants would begin immediately. In addition to the drive whlcl will continue until Jan. 31, "miles of dimes" boxes have been placec in all of the stores of the city, Mr Wunderlich stated. Of the money which is raised, 50 per cent .is retained here for crippled children of Chickasawba district and dispensed by a crippled children's coutMUee composed of Cecil Shane, B. A. Lynch, -C. A. Cunningham. Mrs. James B. Clark and Mr. Wunderlich. Members of the solicitation committee were named today. They are W. T. Barnett, JerT Rogers, W. A. Afflick, '.. .C haules. Perry,. „ Eloy.d 'A.- White, LaGronne Whittle. Kendall Berry. John Cecil Cox, James j Edwards. Jack Robinson, Don Edwards nnd Renkert Wetenkamp. In Manila, B. J. David has been named chairman and -will appoint his own workers. Probably the largest contribution to be received by the district committee will be that of Blytheville dancing clubs, which have notified Mr. Wunderlich of their plan to turn the proceeds of their "char- By United Labor disputes In defense Indus- rle.s centered today in the Middle West where strikes closed lhre< U'y machinery plants nnd there were threats oi' walkouts in other j plants as workers pressed then; demands for higher wages and union rec-ognlUon, Production was halted at the Allls-Chalmers Co., largest manufacturing plant in Wisconsin, which employs mon: than 7,000 members of the United Automobtlft Workers (CIO) union to work on $20,000,000 worth of defense orders for the IT. S. Navy and 'munitions plants. Two Illinois plants of the International Harvester Co., which holds defense orders totaling- $10,- OOO.GOO, were- closed and workers at. the" firm's Chicago tractor plant and at the Milwaukee, Wls., plant authorized union committees to call strikes at their discretion, CIO Makes Demands 'At Washington, CIO President Clyde Johnson Iri Serious Condition *>r> At Local Hospital Clyde Johnson, 35-year-old farmer of near Oaceola,. was near death today at \VaUs hospital after hia automobile crashed head-on into a heavy trailer-truck at 7:15 o'clock last night just north of Ki'utz' bridge on Highway Gl^two miles north of Blytheville. PL UK BILL Author Withdraws Measure Because of Unfavorable Amendments LITTLE ROCK, Jan. 23 (UP)— The house today save Representative Elbert Graham permission to withdraw hiss bill which provided thnt a person must pay his poll tax before receiving an auto !'-" f w. Graham's measure was brought up for llnal passage when dlBsentlon broke put in the house nnd Philip Murray demanded that, labor 1 nents of the measure sought to In Rumania, General Antonescu, made m of our st tet and to ity ball" Thursday. Jan. 30, over to .the-. Infantile paralysis fund. Although dances to raise money for tlie fund are not being sponsored on the ' president's birthday throughout the state as hus been the custom in the past, these local clubs are sponsoring the social affair as their means oi contributing to the worthv cause, officers of the group stated. be permitted to participate in a proposed census of defense production facilities. John D. Biggin's of the office of production management had suggested that the survey be conducted by the national association of manufacturers. Murray protested that the NAM and other organisations have sought longer working hours and "the breaking down of labor standards In the name of national defense" but that the CIO had gathered statistics showing "that there is great production capacity still ^urullilbied and* that• umnyv n Hoius of*"unemployed- remain to put to work." Murray's protest was contained in identical letters to Sidney Hilhmm. defense labor commissioner, and Director, .General William S. Knudsen of the office j of production management. UAW President R, J. Thomas at Detroit denumdcd a congressional investigation of alleged favoritism shown the Ford Motor Co. In the war department's awnrds of defense contracts. The UAW long: has sought to obtain recognition at the ForcS plants. Ratify Meanwhile, United Workers (CIO) union members ratified by acclamation an agreement that had prevented .a strike nt the Ryan Aeronautical Co. at Sun Dlc^o, Calif., whore orders for alrolanes worth $10.500,000 have been olaced bv the United States call it back for tt second reading; md amendment. Speaker Means Wilkinson at one time warned legislators that they were not here for u "sit down strike" and ordered a second roll call before -he. could get a ^quorum to act on Representative Kemp Toney's motion that the bill be placed back' for second reading. .The : amendment would have struck from the bill the section requiring* a person to present, his personal property tax receipt before buying an auto license.- The motion carried on second ;.. roll /call and * Johnson .suffered a broken''Ip'ffc ami, severe head injuries, cuts; lactations and abrasions over his entire body, and ills left" ear wjis almost severed. He was the only oeccupant of his car at the time, A negro driver of the truck, Na- thnn Fletcher, 30, ot Wilson,';wftB unhurt. ,A negro riding In ;fhe truck's cab with him suffered -"all- no r cuts about the head. ~£" Police said the mishap occurred as Johnson's machine was travel- Ing north just across the bridge. His automobile" crashed Into 'the truck between the cab and trailer, demolishing his machine and ba<i- ly damaging the other vehicle^r Hospital, attendants said' there was "little; hope" for his recovery. ' Johnson's automobile was wrecked so completely that veteran ;ot> Jlcci'K a»id garage men commented that "It is 1 the most complete wreckage we'v6 ever seen." Scores of persons viewed the car today and late, Wednesday night. '.';; The accident was the worst ;;"at Krutz' bridge, long a death trap, since the death of Mrs. Paul Howard, 20-year-old Blythcville^ woman, there Jan. 21, 1941—exactly a yqaT and a day before last night's crash. The 1940 fatality resulted whjen Howard's car struck a bridge abutment, killing Mrs. Howard ..nnd Injuring seriously Howard and ^o children. Oraru The truck involved-, In the crash > Wednesday was owned by Henry Hale, Wilson, operator of a truck- ft |itT getting?;pef^ the measure' to when he was faced with what he considered an amendment that would have ruined the bill.'In' the senate several amendments were presented which would make some changes in Governor Adkins proposed, bond refunding bill. During- the afternoon senate members, were expected to elect a president pro tern. Senator Ed Dillon of Little Rock, considered by many to be a contender for the post ; announced that his physical condition was .such I that he could, not serve If elected and that he would refuse to allow anyone to nominate him. Dillon's action left Senator Willis Smith of Texarkana the only contender for the' post. May Sept. Chicago Corn . open high low- 63 1-4 63 1-4 63 63 1-8 63 1-8 63 Livestock close 63 1-8 631-8 hand after a bitter struggle with radical Iron Guardists had left th'e country in a state of near anarchy for several days. Hogs, 8.500. Top. 8.25. 170-230 Ibs., 8.10-8.20. HO-160 Ibs., 7.10-7.65. Bulk-sows, 6.75-7.25. Cattle. 2,100—2,000 salable. Steers. 10.00-11.50. Slaughter steers. 7.50-14.25. Butcher yearlings, 8.00-10.25. Slaughter hiefers. 6.50-12.50. B^ef cows. 5.75-7.00. Cutters and low cutters, 4.50-5.50. Former Local Woman's Husband Dies In West MEMPHIS. Term., Jan. 23. —, Friends here have been informed i fearless and impartial, of the death in Los Angeles, Calif., "Since, as above stated. I am of Bivens B.. Roy. 50. Memphis j not trying to build a political fu- improvement Is possible in the alleys of the city. I have no desire to become a professional politician, nor to build nrwself up as a candidate for other offices, and I can very definitely state that If I, become the mayor of Blytheville, my efforts to enforce proper sanitary regulations throughout the city will be both tbmoblle that, struck and Norman. Wholehearted support of the "charity ball" is being sought by officers 'Of the following sponsoring groups: Bachelors' Club, Blyttie- ville Cotillion Club, Club 28, Thursday Supper Club, Club 199 and Thursday Night Club. The general public is invited to at- business man and a pioneer in the development of West Memphis, Ark. Mrs. Roy is a member of one of the- pioneer families of Mississippi County. ture. I definitely and positively will not, if elected, have any desire whatever to use the appointive power of the office of mayor for the purpose of either rewarding f Con tinned on Page 2) Will Head Unit At New U. S. Base New York Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. Jan. prev. open high low close close 1041 1041 1036 1041 1039 1044 1044 1041 1043 1042 1035 1037 1034 1034 1031 . 992 991 989 991 987 . 987 987 986 987 980 ' 980 980 972 986 972 Well Known Artist-Designer Will Visit In Blytheville Miss Mary Goeppinger, protrait i interest in art as a portrait artist killed tend the affair for which Johnny [Long and his 10 piece orchestra out Jurors in the box for the trial of Memphis will play. It is to be> were Charles Abbott. Russell at the city auditorium. Gaines and Herbert Griffin, all of' Blytheville: R. C. Riggs. Half Moon; Bob Henderson, Dell; H. E.. Long. Route 2. Blytheville; A. P. Painell; W. M. JollirT. Manila; George Cassidy .Huffman; W*. H. Groom. Leachvllle; J. M. Stevenson. Dell, and R. E. Jones. Blytheville. Attorneys in the case are Claude F. Cooper for Mrs. Norman and Shane and Fendler for Osborne. A jury late Wednesday awarded W. M. Burns, represented by Neill Reid and Zal B. Harrison. 5200 in a lawsuit seeking commissions allegedly due Burns for handling a real estate transaction. The de- fendent. Harry Ishmael Gordon, was represented by Frank C. Douglas and Claude F. Cooper. and Great Brltnln. The agreement provided a compromise settlement of the workers' demands for higher wages, giving them 62M- cents an (Continued on Pace .and. former business''"man.'who' 1 sa id the negro driver had been working for him for two years-anti "never had scratched a truck: before." The truck was returning, emoty, from Tlptonville, Tenn.,_after Fletcher unloaded a truckload of "cottonseed at an oil mill there. Johnson, well-known fanner who owns a GO-acro tract near Osceola, lived near Blytheville on Highway 18 until • last November," where-Jie was farming other land, with his wife, Mrs. Laura Johnson, and"'a. three-year-old son, Charles. --1 Johnson was born In .Ralnsborb, Term,, In 1905. He has been In this district for more than 20. years. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson .have been man-led for 12 years. Mrs. Johnson said at the hospital today,__, Felony Cases W!4 Be Heard At Caruthersville CARUTHERSVTLLE, Mo. Jan. ?3.—Preliminary hearing for six Pf.mlscot County men on charges Jessee Stitt Leads Kiwams Club Program A program on public events was presented under the leadership of Jessee Stltt at the weekly luncheon meeting of the ECiwanis club Wednesday at the Hotel Noble. Members of the club were given topics to discuss briefly. Luncheon guests were members of the Caruthersville Kiwanls club. Johnny White, president. Jack Moore and O. E. Hooker. of felony, hns been set here for A committee of the club met Stock Prices AT&T 166 3-4 of New York City, and | in oils and pastels. Among some of j * m Tobacco 73 1-2 former designer for many of Holly-; the celebrities whose, portraits she! wood's most famous stars, will ar- \ has painted are Mary Pickford.' rive here today for a visit with her j Shirley Temple, Tallulah Bank- cousin. Mrs. Gene B. Bradley, and! head and other stars of the stage, family. j She painted. 100 full length life Back in the days when Constance ': size portraits of girls in Earl Carand Nornia Talmadge. Bebe Dan- '• roll's "Vanities" which Mr. Car- iels and Anita Stewart were among [roll used in the lobby of the Broad the first ladies of the screen and way theater. New Orleans Cotton prev. open high low close close Mar. . 1045 1045 1042 1043 1044 May . 1046 1049 1046 1M7 1048 July". 1040 1040 1037 1039 1037 Oct. .. 898 995 934 995 . .992 Dec. .. 987 992 987 987 985 J«n, *. 8S2 982 932 582 £82 5 3-8 Bethlehem Steel 83 £-* Chrysler 68 1-2 Cities Service 43-8 Coca Cola 104 3-8 General Electric 343-8 General Motors 43 7-8 Int Harvester l ' 4 Montgomery Ward ....... 37 7-8 . _ , Norma Shearer was beginning her Miss Goeppinger is en route to j N Y Central ^... * spectacular career, Miss Goeppinger I Los Angeles to spend the remainder North Am Aviation was winning recognition as a;of the winter with her mother, fashion designer for these stars. - jShe has visited in Ohio, DeValls She had a syndicated page, on-Bluff, and Piggott, her birthplace. Packard .. •* Phillips 373-8 Friday, Jan. 31. before Justice .T. D. Huffman. The charges were filed following a raid on the Crescent Night Club near Holland, and weliminary was to have been last veek before a Braggadocio justice, but the six secured a change of ;enue to the local justice court. The six are": Hubert Utley. Russell Corbin. James Webb. Hollis Eaird, Robert Dickey and Bun Campbell. They were released under bond of $500 each pending their preliminary hearings. Wednesday night to draft the 1940 achievement report to send to Ki- wanls International at Chicago. Services For Huffman \ Woman Arc Held Today HUFFMAN, Ark., Jan. 23.—Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today [or Mrs. Ola Terry. 27, T who died at her home here Wednesday at;7 p.m. Rev. Everett Rhodes conducted services. Burial was In Mounds cemetery, near Huffman. Survivors Include the husband, Clyde Terry, and two sons, Kenny, 8. and Lowell, G. '•'-,"•'' Cobb Funeral- Home was in charge. WEATHER Arkansas — Occasional rains, slightly colder in the northwest portion Slightly tonight. Friday, rain. colder in the southwest. Will Help Europe^ Fight Spotted Feve Memphis and vicinity— Rain tonight and Friday. Lowest, temperature tonight 46. Colder Friday. Legion Auxiliary Will Have o J Essay Contest On Americanism J Details of an essay contest on Americanism open to all pupils of junior and senior high school age have been announced following a Radio 4 1-2 the Hearst papers for a number After leaving here, she spend of years/ during which time she|a week in Little Rock with her wrote "under the • pen name of ! uncle, E. L. McHaney, Associate "Winona". . ; . .. .1 Justice of Arkansas State Supreme After" leaving Los x Angeles, 'she! Court, and her aunt,' Mrs. "Me- went to New York to pursue herlganey, ___ t Republic Steel 21 Socony Vacuum ^ 75-8 Standard Oil N J ........ 341-2 Texas Corp" ...;...— S Steel 37 1-8 67 " First U. S. troops who sailed recently from New York to garrison new U. S. base in Newfoundland are under command of Col. Maurice B. Welly, above. War Department" kept. identity of units a,secret, but Col, V/elty said troops came from; all parts " of".thi.'country. Auxiliary Tuesday night at the American Legion Hut. Although the contest is a national one. the Auxiliary voted to give prizes of $5 and $2.50 to first and second place county winners in addition to the prizes they would otherwise receive Students' competing will choose one of the following subjects: "American Citizenship—It's Adf vantages and It's Obligations"; America Gives to Me"; "My Responsibility to America today and Tomorrow" . ;.:.. The 500. word essays may be submitted as late as March 15. National award Is to be $100. Resolutions were passed by the Auxiliary asking Arkansas delegates in Congress to prevail upon the president to extend his power against subverters and saboteurs and to enact laws to prevent the i influx into the United States of all written material of subversive nature of any language from all countries attempting to undermine the United States government. Mrs. R.'E. Blaylock, second vice president, has been named temporary chairman until a successor to Mrs. Mike . Meroney, resigned, may be chosen. All Auxiliary meetings in the Dr. Thomas H. Par-ran, Surgeon General of the IL S., is pictured as he recently sailed from New- York with 10,000 doses of t > newly-developed anti-typbciS- vaccinel In hope of staving off fearful wartime epidemics, vaccine will be available, free. future will be held on the first and j U.S. consulate in Lisbon for any third Tuesdays of the month. Europ ? a» nation that wants

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