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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 3, 1937
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SATURDAY, APRIL 3, 1937 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER WE SIILL Before America Went to War But Alien Influences Which Led lo War in 1917 Arc Better Understood' BY KODNIIV IHJTCHEll WASHINGTON. AIIVU 3.—Twenty year.s ago nn army of propagandists was celebrating tlie climax of a llncc-yeav effort to bring the United Slates Into tile World War on the .side of llic Allies. Today a much smaller, subtler group of propagandists is working through Washington embassies and foreign offices abroad lo obtain American financial assistance for the next European war. When and if that war comes, we may expect another deluge of propaganda designed to enlist sympathy for onfi side or the oilier. Perhaps it never can happen tl)is 1 ''counUy' n wa.s C about" 1 as 'fcrUle As fi "' s ' "* I5H3 ' P rcs '<lenl Wilson was publicly appearing, as u field for propaganda as had a( l cs . many of which were staged to dru':-, up preparedness lor was practically all that counted— .partly because it was more effi- ' cicnt, ])artly because' it was what .niost Americans wanted. ' Widespread sympathy for "gallant little Belgium," and "poor little- Serbia," appeared at the outset. Most Americans ' quickly j came to believe that Germany was i jnilitarlstic, autocratic, cruel and entirely, to blame. Ties of blood | and. language with England fig-, urwi. in public reaction along with ' .sentimental feeling for l,a Eelle France and Lafayette. j rilF.JUDICIin ARTICLES Two of the most important categories of foreign propaganda are found in the efforts of foreign envoys to influence American policies through contacts with • oficials here, and in foreign influences exerted upon American diplomats abroad. This sort of thing goes on all the time and was in progress prior to the World War. 'rile British were especially successful in ehamilng Ambassador Waiter Hines Page at London, and Col. E. Ms House, Wilson's intimate friend and unofficial roving ambassador. lire British cut. German cables after war was dec'iured and thereafter controlled most news channels. Sir Gilbert Parker set up a prolific London propaganda bureau for America's exclusive benefit, and. .such celebrities as Kipling, Wells and Galsworthy were glad to wVita' prejudiced articles for America; - . '- : '' ' •iff, Droves of British authors, labor T Madeis and other lecturers came over. (Possibly you remember Arthur Guy Empey.) English public nicn such as Lord Bryce wrote Jong, soulful letters lo admirers in America. Sir Cecil Spring-Rice, British ambassador, had become an intimate friend of Theodore Roosevelt and '.Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, who grew increasingly jingoistic and pro-Ally as the war wore on. The Morgan partners still boast that they were from the start heart and soul for the Allies. House was on such good terms with the British that when Assistant Secretary of State Lansing drafted a stern note protesting the British blockade, House took the hown above, at the head of martial pur- war. Left to right above are Joseph PAGE THREE dcnt Wilson, and General Dyer. Succumbs al Daughter's Home Here Following Paralytic Stroke Mrs. Kiisnn Kiln Ilnll Webb died at 1:30 o'clock this morning al the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jennie cralij, soo W. Mitln slreet, four weeks after she svns stricken with paralysis. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at the residence will! the Hev. H. Lynn Wade, pastor of the Methodist church, olileiitlliig. Pallbearers will be: O. H. Orear, E. U. Ferguson. W. W. Holllpeter, Dr. l;. H. Moore, Gcori'e smith and I. H, Haley. Burial will be made at Manic Grove cemetery with Ihe Cobb Undertaking company In charge. Mrs. Webb, who came here almost a year ago lo live with her daughter, , v ns Ihe wife of llic Ink- John T. Webb, also well known here, she was born in Tallahnt- cme county, Mississippi, March 30. 1850 and was reared there, She was married to Mr. Webb June 25, IU71, and then soon moved, to 1*111- derdale county, Tenn., where they resided for 35 years during wh of t|( IniitV Slalts of ^ irsl jscssion, e City cl WiLMoglon co Moodty. Iht MrocJ diy ct A[xfl, ec IhousuJ dine hutuilcil it>J KYCDtfta. - ' JOINT RESOLUTION Declaring [tin! *MAlec[w3tfxii(j between the Impcritl Gcrcun fiovcmTncril pn<l the Cony-oment and the |«o]f1e cf (ho United fiutet anJ muling provision to jiii>rc<dio the same. * the ! 'Jctman (Joveinincnt hn;« «jmuiiUcJ rcpeEU 1 *! acl< i>1 p-iiii^l (ho (]uvc'iniucTil anJ the pcoj-k 1 of (he l^nilpJ Stali-i iT ia: Tlim'tom l>c it r^ by thp ttfitatf nuilllnuM- H/ Kffin^itMirH «f th UaiMtSlulii n i-i t.'naurw nwmUnf. Thai llin slalo uf'vvir between thr I'nii^l lln 1 liii[^rinl (liTnuu <io\vrLiini'nt H'hirh* lias Ihui been 'ihni.r MI-JI l S( a i.«; [*• lipn-hy fimnaiiy iKi-rani] : nnJ that tlto 1'rc.vMcfil !»•. uti-l liy. mitln>ri/nl :i)nl iliiu Ui| In i'iii[i!r!' l!ic entire raid! snd inililjry ir I'liTtnl Sliili-snnil lln- n-viuni-N uf ''.3 UoVfcrnmenl lo ciriymiuar it 1 hnj^'fiat (irnnaii (ii-ii'/iiuuni ; and lo bring (lie tonflii-i, in i U'lnuiiAiMni all <if lliu n'MJurttMiC I he itiunlij ftrehcn'W]iln]^it| l-y m i>r tin: rnilnl StJto. Viix Pmihul o/Mt Unilal Hhin a,,,l ' P '"' 1 "" " J " x Sl time, except for the sub rosa type. Embassies feed It out as best they can and ambassadors seek to nmkc as many Important friends and contacts as possible. < The Russian embassy entertains frequently and lavishly for offi- ian; Presl-j time (heir .._..._ I were born. In 1905 they returned to Mississippi and lived on n plantation near Ilia Bena until Mr. Will Hold Literary and Music Meet at Hayti HAYTI, Mo. — Tlie Pemlseol bounty Literary and Music con- will be held here April 1, «, and 9, All or the .-.cliools of tin; county Jmvc enlmiits listed except Hayward and liniKBitdoclo. The contests will begin Wednesday nft- ernoon with the boys 1 oration contesls. In the evenlnn Hie girls' serious declamation eoiilest will l>s held, followed by Hie linmoi- ous declnnmllon. Thursdny evculnii Hie music meet will be held, fea- tiirli.K vocnl nnil Instrumental numbers, and a will be conllniicd Osceola Society — Personal Members of Ihc local School board and their wives and school sii- pcriiitendents and their wives were gui'st.s at a three course dinner given by Hie home economics department of the neyro school under the- direction of Ruby Currk Thursday nljjlit. .Special dance and fjlce club numbers \vc] - e furnished by lliu pupil! of llic school. Vocal .solos were f.m>j; by W. S.. ?'irst Baptist Service to Be Broadcast Sunday cials and newspaper correspondents. The Germans give a famous annual "beer evening" at which many American officials, congressional leaders make merry. and correspondents British propaganda is considered to be handled ably although unofficially by Sir Wllmott Lewis, col-respondent of the London Times, a jewel among after-dinner speakers who knows nearly every Washington newspaperman by his first name. The Spanish embassy s a center of propaganda for anyone who will call for literature, but has not been aggressive. Most foreign military and naval attaches have little espionage systems of their own, although their activities are seldom exposed. German Nazi, Italian Fascist and C o m in « n i s t organizations are known lo exist in America, but none of them has yet been definitely connected with their respective embassies here. At this writing Airjerica appears impervious to all types of foreign propaganda. The test ' as to whpthor we're really immune will come if and when European nations again : begin lo fight and [urn loose the.] floodgates' in 'ah 1 effort to obtain American help. Webb was accidentally killed, sine* that lime she has divided her time among her children. Her life was.spent in, rearing seven sons and daughters,, three children having died when very young, and she dcvojcd much lime lo their religious training, so zealous was she in this undertaking that,, Uo. sons became niliilster.s In the Methodist church and she also has a grandson who is a mlnLsler In the same denomination. Since moving to Dlythevllle she had become Identified with the First Methodist church and took a special Inlerest in (lie recent evangelistic, meeting. She is survived by five sons. Albert E. Webb of "Simmons, Tex., the Hcv. Thomas E. Webb ot Oklahoma City, Okla., the Rev. J Allan Webb of Wright City, Mo., i; It. Webb of Belnonl, Miss., s. E. Webb of Blylhevllle, two daughters, Mrs. Craig, Mrs! John T. Perkins, of Hammond, La., all of whom are here or will be here for Ihe funeral except Albert Webb, a brother. Sam Hall, of Charleston, Miss.. and t\vo sisters. Mrs. John Co.x. of Scobcy, Miss., and Mrs. D. A. McGuire of Los Angeles, Calif. AUnicll.T luiiKl-made citl-oiil place cards In green and yellow marked .the places. Impromptu lalks were miute by .several nf the men and by Irving Cirny, sunerln- • • I dent of Ilia .school. I be preaching service at the Tlioss prraiil were: Mr. untl Mus First IJaptixt church will be broad- Hen liut'er, Mr. and Mrs. C. I, eusl over Radio station Kl.CN ul Mcorc. Mr. and Mrs. llny.non: 10:35 a. m. Sundiiy,. April 4. "Tlie Cart\vil<ht, J. u, Dunn, ciniif Clnlsl subject _ ^ Alfred Carpenter. A ' girls' Irlo son, .Mr. and Mrs. Undent- . ,, v from Munllii will be fealure<l on I ... Ihe musical program under the Mir. I., n. 'jHvi<y rnlerla'lns fiirccllon of Mrs. Paul L. Tlpton.' KlxU-sn «iii>sls enjoyed an 'nft-r- Iiie church choir will slug the noon of bridge In the home of Mrs. nnthem. •<,!„« To The Lord A -I,, u. Mj, s ,. 0 y yc.stcr:lay. Highest New faong. Tlie Yoi.nn Men's score was made by Mrs F. S Qiinrti-llc will also shin. | Driver, and .second pite ' In j Mrs. W. W. Prcfl'lU. Mrs. H. C. 1 Know" is Hie sermon Thoiiiusrm. Mr. and Mr.s. Geor(;i of the paslor, the Hov. Ot'cr, Mr. an.-| Mrs. n. j,. i>res> Northeast Arkansas Literary Meet To Be Held April 23, 24 niythevllle will bo host to (ho Vorlhciist Arkansas Library meet 'or junior high schools on April '3 ami 24 when expected lo send 44 schools arc contestants. Flood Victim's Son Dies of Pneumonia Willie Rollins. 18-year-old sp'< of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jim Rollins, died at 11 o'clock yesterday morning at the Ulytheville hospital of . . . [ Bryan cut Hie consolation price. .Mrs. Paul Lewis of Hope, Ark., 'i the guest of her sister, Mrs. Altai pneumonia. Young Rollins lived south of Roseland In the Hood area, and hLi father -died several weeks ago of sickness resulting' from exposure during Ihe flood. Funeral services were held this afternoon and Inlcrmenl was made at Maple a rove, cemetery. , The Cobb Funeral Home was In charge of funeral arrangements. Clothing Specialist In Talk To Club Women One of the most important papers in the history of the United States is shown above, the joiilt resolution declaring: war on Germany. Note that it only formally declares the c-xistencc of a- state of war which it avers has already "been thrust n|xm the United Stales." Atrocity stories, most of them faked, poured in from Allied nations. Propagandists effectively Plugged tlie story that as soon as Germany had defeated England .she would invade America. A huge "preparedness" movement was built up largely on this' thesis of German invasion, with T. R., Gen. Leonard Wood and munitions interests lending tlie whooping. Tlie country was flooded with books and movies in which, "defenseless America," preparedness, or "German bestiality" were central themes. Clergymen, business Jnsn, editors—nearly everyone—fell '/Sfi, linc ^ or "preparedness" "ml ^rSlson himself, in the election year of 1916, led one of many big "preparedness pajades." The relief campaign for "starving Belgians" enlisted more pro- Ally sympathy, although the British blockade served to starve Belgians and Germans alike. Tlie submarine warfare, operative in the •British-declared war zone as a valuable military retaliation to the starvation blockade, was commonly regarded here as merely an expression of German blood lust. British propagandists assured the world submarine warfare was otherwise unimportant. The propaganda climax came wilh torpedoing of- the British liner Ltisitanlu with loss of 12-1 American lives. Foreign and native propagandists fanned the llamas of national indignation. The captivated Page cabled that "America must declare war or forfeit European respect." German counter-propaganda was futile, partly because it was bungled, but largely because few Americans wanted any. Ambassador Bemsdorff catered to Washington correspondents, press- agented his cause wherever lie could get a hearing and had able assistance from Dr. Bemhard , ! £>ernburg and a. H. Albert. LA But even his warning to Amcr- ; Redd Courier News Want Ads icans to keep c.' r the lAtsitania bounced back at him. The German publicity machine stalled, then died. The Germans subsidized certain American writers, newspapers, alleged peace societies and arms embargo movements. Efforts were made to get all sympathizers with the Central Powers out of muni- tion factories. Austrian Ambas 1 sador Dumba was trying to stir up Austro-HunEsrlans in this country. A message to his government describing -this effort and slightly criticizing Wilson was intercepted and published by the British. Wilson demanded Dum- ba 's recall. Capt. Von nintolen came over to work with the German military and naval attaches, Von Papen and Boy-Ed. Incendiary bombs were planted on munitions shins anrt mv.stprinns fiiv; VirnV-n been 'unable to get any American money lent to Germany and partly because he has been unable to arouse any sympathy here for Hitler's Nazi government. Germans. British, Italians, French, through embassies here, have tried everything under the sun to find some loophole in the Johnson act which would give them access to American funds. They're all preparing for war. Germany and Italy especially need cash. Fulvio SuvEch, relatively new Italian ambassador, was sent here to wangle a loan. The new French ambassador, M. Bonnet, was sent to try lo persuade Roosevelt to permit Morgan & Co. to act as fiscal agents for the new French loan Walter Runciman of En|,U.nd, t recent visitor^ is understood to have urged a $500,000,000 loan to There were 103 women who attended the all day meeting of the Mississippi County Home Demonstration clubs here Wednesday when Miss SUE Marshall, clothing specialist of the University of Arkansas, gave a demonstration In upholstering and talked of other sewing. • The meeting was held at the social hall of the Firs't Christian church with Mrs. j. A. Payne, president of the county coilncll'of home demonstration clubs, presiding. The clothing and household management chairmen of the clubs brought questions they wished discussed and placed them in a "query box." After the demonstration in upholstering, when a chair was made and upholstered from a barrel, an .enthusiastic discussion was had from the questions which had been asked. Another feature was the self-help garments of the preschool child and the tailored finishes demonstrated and wardrobe planning and clothing for the year were outlined. The east had a virulent case of 'German spy" fever. Tho Germans organized a "labor peace council' 1 to demand a munition.'; embargo, and threaten strikes. Sam Gom- Pers crashed down on it, Albert's brief case was stolen by a U. S. Secret Service agent and its contents, revealing German propaganda' subsidies, were published. Von Papfln and Boy-Ed were branded, as plotters. Their recall was demanded and obtained. Bcrnsdorff stayed on, lobbying for institution of peace negotiations by Wilson and balked by British diplomats who wanted nothing of the kind until Ihc Allies were victorious. TIIK NEW DRIVE It is curious lo note that the present German ambassador. Drl Hanz Luther, is being recalled 20 years later, partly because ho ha-s Britain which would be re-lent to Germany and Prance as an alleged measure to help keep peace. Runciman failed. * Everybody -knows that any American money lent to Europe today Is, in effect, Inevitably destined for munitions makers. Although the administration • is engaged in a tri-partite agreement with France and England to support each others' currency, there Is no indication of any relaxation of the Johnson act. TEST STILL TO COME Foreign propaganda here Is relatively tame stuff in peace IMl'KOVE YOUK PROPERTY NOW We'll help you secure a FHA loan. Wall Paper Paints - Varnishes Aulo & Window Plate Glass ULYTHEVILLE PAINT and WALLPAPER CO. _GIcncoc Blrlg. Phone 880 Tuberculosis Exhibition To Be Held May 10, Jl The exhibit to be shown in Mississippi county, on tuberculosis among negroes, will be held hen May 10 and II and at Osceoia on the following two days. It has bcei announced by George w. Barliam head of the county's association. This exhibit was shown at the Dallas fair by the National Tuberculosis Association, the Rosenwald fund and the United States government. Hayti '.•'; Society'—Personji| > ; Tlie Young WP"">n's : auxiliary of tho Baptist 'clnirch'' gave '. a lilver tea , at the home of Airs. William HulTman Wednesday nf- ernoon. Tlic program included a vocal duet by Misses Virginia McDonald and Margaret Myrick, reading by Haltle Lois Randolph, piano solo by Betty Sue Nelhcry, ind sclectioa 1 ! by a cpiartet from 'he girls| glee cjub. Mr. and Mrs^ Emerson' Ottingcr lave moved into a house near Ray's store. The house they fonn- crly occupied was purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Bill Wagner. Misses. Adelle and Bmlline rfamrn of Fulton, Ky., were here this week visiting their cousin, Albert Hamra. Mrs.'Julius Kohn and mother, Mrs. Jacobson, of Kennett, were here Wednesday afternoon visiting Mrs. Ben H. BarkovlU. Misses Irene Warth. Mary Sue Rhodes, Edna Kliourie and Mrs Mecca Davis attended the. Business and Professional Women's club meeting at Caruthersvillc Tuesday evening. Mrs. Clyde Schneider and son, Sonny, of Memphis arc here visiting Mrs. Schneider's parents Ally, and Mrs. J. E. Duncan. Mrs. B. D. Crews, who returned last week from a four months vacation at St. Petersburg and Clearwatcr, Fla., left Monday morning for. Memphis, Tenn., where she will visit her son, Dr. R. L. Crews and family. Later she will visit another son, Rodger Crews, at Stuttgart, Ark. Mrs. Sarah Chllton has returned from an extended Two Divorce Suits Two divorce suits have been filed in chancery court here recently and a decree hns been granted In uncontc.sled divorce suit. Mrs. Ceinetrul Beard has MM suit against Carria Beard, askine for a divorce • on , the grounds of desertion. Her nltorney Is R s Hudson. E. I. Sikc.i liaker. II. T. Emerson and daughter, Mr.s. Frank Jordan and briny were Memphis visitors yesterday. Mrs.j.C. M. Harwell, Mrs. p. p, Jacobs and Mrs. Hugh Oralg were hostesses- lo the luncheon meeting nf the William strong chapter, D. A. R. at Hotel Peabody In Memphis yesterday, others attending from here were Mrs-, c. A. Davis, Miss Louise Hale. Miss Julia LH- lard Craig, and Mrs. Sue Williamson. Mr. ami Mrs. Authisr Nelson who have been llic guesls of hci parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Doycc, lor the past ten days, left this morning for DeWItt where Mr. Nelson will coudi.ct the music In n revival. . ' Mr. and Mrs. H. b. Fisackcxly of Wlnona. Miss., have moved to Osceola where he will have charge of the Insurance department of the T. i>. Florida Real Estate company. They are at home with Mr and Mrs. W. C. 'Mason until a . The mrcl will be held at the city auditorium and the' school building with a nominal fee ?linriicd for season tickets, which vlll Include the one act plays. iil±ons and a trophy wl'l lie warded winners This meet will be followed by he Junior' high athletic meet at 'onc'sboro, May 1. Invitations' have been sent lo liese schools: Armorcl, liny, .Bono. Hack Oak, IHirdctle, Caraway. 7ash, Corning. Crawfordsville. Dell, lyess, F.nrle. Green County school t ParaKOtilcl. Grcenwny, Harris-, •mir, Iltilberl. Joncsboro, Kelscr,' Lake Oily, I.caehviHc, Lcpanlo. tisora, Manila, Marlon, Marked ' Tree. Marnindukc, Monclte. Oak 'jrove. O:«tolu. Paragould Plggott. Rector, Shady Grove, Shawnee. I'riiiiuinn. Turrclli 'IVronza, Valley View, Walcott, Wclncr, Whltton, Wilson and Yarbro. , , The first contest will be the one act nlny Friday afternoon and • light at the city hall. This will V :c followed by the Satmday tnorn- ng session, at the senior liigh school, when there will be con-, . lesls In geography, spoiling! algebra, American history, Latin, ' composition, declamation and reading. The Saturday afternoon session will be at the city auditorium when there will be conlests In girls' chorus, boys' voice, boys' chorus and girls voice. Saturday night, nl Ihe city, auditorium, there will be contests in violin, oral composition and ] llano. I'arnilc of Death llchl GREAT FALLS, Mont. (UP)— One of the most unusiml "parades" ever staged In this slate was lield here calling attention to the hi'glw way death toll in the slate. Several vehicles, Including hearses, ambulances and (rucks, each beailng a coffin,'formed'ni procession through the city's main thoroughfare. has entered suit ' 1C " se cnn be fouml against Mrs, Lllllc Slkcs, charging indignities. His attorney is E. E. Alexander. Mrs. Bculah Wahl has been granted n decree of. divorce fro Elmer Wahl on the ground nf habitual drunkenness. Paragould Watchman Js Found Slain Last,Night PARAGOULD, Ark.. Apr. 3 (UP) —Greene county officers today'In- vestigated Ihe staying of Samuel Eads. 5C, nightwalclumin for a local beer parlor. Eads' body was discovered early today In Ihe rear of the .store where it had been dragged by his assailants. Coroner Ray Little returned a verdict of "death by discharge from shotgun." Sheriff Robert Bradshears Immediately began nn investigation. One-half of Ihc infanls In the United Slates show some signs.of rickets during their growth according lo estimates.:; , .,,: ,. '• FOR SALE SOY .BEAN IIAV PLANTING SEKD STONKVu.i.i: r>,\ S'l'^EVII.LK 4A 1st year from Stoneville Station 8 DOZ. PURE BRED WHITE ROCK PULLETS ; Fresh Heifers with Small Calves H. C. Knappenberger her son. Whirred chilton, at Fort Rollins, Kans., and with relatives' at Denver, Colo. I Joe tCohn ivas in Memphis Wed-' nesday visiting his wife and young I daughter. Prances, who are in the Baptist hospital. Have You Visited Our New Modurn Service Station? While Rose Gasoline Gooiljcar Tires WHlard Batteries Road Service On - Gas - Tires - Wrecks Zl HOUR SK11V1CE Call C33 For Prompt Service Tom Little Chevrolet Co. TERUY ABSTRACT & REALTY CO. Abstracts, Land] & Ixirin! E. M. Terry, Prcs. and fllgr. Phone 617 Blythcville, Ark. Read Courier News Wa..c Ads COTTON SEED I). £ 1'. L. No. 11 j., , Ton . ). Number Nine Zml Year I'^oin,', Kxperimcnl Station Mammolli nrau-n Soy/IJcans I'rlces Reasonable C.C.LANGSTON JUMBO is COMING D. P. L.-11 FIRST YEAR SEED D. P. L.-11 PEDIGREED SEED SEED CORN — COW PEAS — SOY BEANS FOR BEST PRICKS SEE ms ,O.O.HARDAWAY&CO, lhonc Second ' 289 • UK B 91 B B ft OPEN FOR BUSINESS The Poodle Dog Club One Mile.South of Steele, Mo., On Highway 61 DANCING EVERY NIGHT. FEATURING BAR-B 0 SANDWICHES Fried Chicken & Sizzling Steaks Grand Opening - Wed., April 7 MUSIC RY THE POODLE DOG COTTON KINGS BUD D. HOPKINS, Mgr. Meet Your Friends at llic * DANC ; E* TONIGHT IN THE BLUE ROOM The music starts promptly at nine o'clock. Come early and enjoy your share of the fun. Everybody will be here. Music Ry Johnny Long's Swingsters $1.00 Per Couple—Plus Tax HOTEL NOBLE The Saveoit Gasoline Company Tank Car Station at Holland, Mo. is now open and selling high grade gasoline for .13 per gallon, tax paid, as the opening special to convince you that they have better gas at lower price Also .Cigarettes at $1.15 per carton mm mn

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