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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST AO VA ^O*C, »K,,S — ~. ^ ^ -*-^ • f K*/ VOLUME XXXV11—NO. 271. Blythevillfi Daily News BJytheville Courier Blythnville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader He's Still Fugitive From The Chain Gang TRENTON, N. j.. j a n. 31. '. UP j—Governor Charles Edison today denied the request of Governor Eugene Tahnadgc- of Georgia for extradition of Robert Elliott Burns, the "fugitive from a Georgia chain gang." It was the .second time a New Jersey governor had refused to permit Bums, whose book "I Am A Fugitive from A Georgia Chain Gang" was ;i best seller, to be returned to serve oat Ills .sentence. Local Beer Truck Driver Is Fatally Injured Near Roseland Today lAnu.s Cox, 31. Blytheville Pal-1 .HI all bf'fr ui.'unbutor, aied instant-! i.v of u broken nock and crushed! r:h(rst when his truck hooked into! uirt rear eiul of another truck, driv- ( by Emerson fcthridye, of near overtiming both machine;.; on J ry Highway 18 near Ro.-tf- lunci il mile.s from BlythevUlc, at •' a. m., today. The Dell man, who was driving u truck in which were two horses, was taken to Walls Hospital, wlu>re ! he V/SLS ht?hi; under observation for possible internal injuries. His brother, Witt Ethridge. who wn.s rid-! Tne ^t-nuie today confirmed the Miller Is Appointed U. S. Judge WASHINGTON. Jan. 31. T NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI E,, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, J'ANUAUY :M 19-11 in the truck, reaped with in- minor bruises. Witnesses said the Blylneville man's innchine—enroiite to Manila —catight- into the other truck as Mr. Cox attempted to pass the truck on the slippery highway, pulling Ethridge's truck' over into a ditch on the left side of the highway. Cox was killed when his truck skidded down the highway for a distance estimated at 100 "feet and turned over into the same ditch, landing upside down. Beer bottles and cans were spilled all along the ditch. The horses escaped injury. Mr. Cox came here from West Memphis two) months ago and obtained the beer distributing agency. He formerly worked for Mid west Distributing Co., now Midwest Dairy Products Co.. Main, and Fifth streets, Blytheville, under Jack Robinson. Mrs. Robinson, office manager of the company for ten years, said today that "Mi-. Cox was known as a careful driver. He never did have an accident in his two years with nomination of Senator John E. Miller. Democrat, Arkansas, to be United States District Judge for the western district of Arkansas. Miller, whose senate term would have expired in 1943. was confirmed by an unanimous vole a few minutes after his nomination was received from the White "House. Miller was elected to the senate British Aid Bill Is Given Right Of Way By House Commit lee WASHINGTON, Jan. 3) (UP)The house rules committee today unanimously ^ive "right of way" to the administration's all-out British aid bill as Secretary of vy Pj-nnk Knox warned a \sen~ committe that u German invasion of the British Isles may came tit. any moment. The rules committee action provided for Uiree C j uys O j- genera) house df'biUe on the measure and left it open to amendment. Democratic leaders planned 10 call up the bill Monday. They expected its passage by the end of the week. "Studying \V«ather" SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS" BIG German leaders are "studying weather conditions right, now" to sie/e upon the lirst available spell of good weather Io launch their attack. All signs point, he said, to a "very grave crisis" in the war within 60 or 90 days. in 1937 to nil out the unexpired :, 4 (^ ••( l i f*f t \^ ... •*_. , . .. f *•* term of (he senate leader. Joseph T. Robinson. Miller at that time represented the Second Congressional District in congress. He defeated former Governor Carl E. Bailey who had forced the Democratic State Central Committee to name him as party candidate. Miller ran as an independent. Governor Homer Adkins. who will name Miller's successor, was en- route to Washington and could not be reached for comment as to whom he would name to serve Mil-. ler's unexpired term. Under the! state constitution the person nam- said that, when vasion attempt comes there are strong indications that there will be the ''use of gas on a large scale. 1 :. Knox told the committee which is conducting open hearings on the aid to British bill that recent Nazi successes, particularly in sub- j marine warfare and in bombing industrial centers, have Mrs. Susie Cox. wife of the man killed, was prostrated with grier today and funeral arrangements awaited arrival at Holt funeral Home of a brother from Dexter, Mo., from where Mr. Cox came to this district. Survivors include a five-year-old son, Jeny Cox. Other relatives are .in: 'Dexter. . - ..• 163 7-3 71 5-8 23 3-4 aa 1-4 G5 1-S Stock Prices A. T. & T Am. Tobacco Anaconda Coppe-r Bethlehem Steel ... Chrysler Cities Service 43-8 Coca-Cola . 101 General Electric 33 General Motors 431-8 Int'l. Harvester 48 1-2 Mont. Ward 36 1-4 N. Y. Central 127-8 North. Am. Aviation 153-8 Packard U Phillips '.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. 36 l-y Radio 41-2 Republic Steel 191-8 Socony Vacuum 8 7-tt Studebaker 71-8 of N. J :tt 3-z ed will not be able to seek reelection in 1943. caused "grave concern.' Results Were Effective He said the Germans had obtained "effective" results in their bombing of industrial sections. Earlier Knox had replied directly to the recent, testimony of Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh, stat- Italians Mass At Benghazi Willkie Inspects British Raid Shelters ri ^ -n. buper-Guns Fire Across Channel, Hint Of Invasion Wendell Willkie, right, wears a tin helmet borrowed from shelter for first-hand Information on Britain at- war. nn ulr mid warden as lie visits a London raid wlih cheers as lie chatted Willkle was ,,,-M » ,, with Londoners huddled in the subways.-NEA radio-telephoio. ing that Lindbergh's proposal for a negotiated British-German peace at present "is a wild fancy." Te talked again of the perils of invasion of the? western hemisphere if Britain falls and said the danger i was particularly imminent in Latin America. Such an attack, he said, "might come very soon unless we take steps to prevent it." r ol it -"wouldn't' take long' Group Buys Gayosa In Memphis r> i ,- n '',,-', . ne . stftt.'t^wbiildii't' take long"' rveiations between Vichy for Germa »y to acquire south Am- A-J D_ i- \j c • i T ! erican ba - ses wl th the-aid of the inn 1>OW oaiCl Joj"Geiman population" in countries Be Deadlocked VICHY. Prance, Jan. 31. (UP 1 ) — New tension was developing- between France and Germany today Relations had reached a complete deadlock and' the German- dominated Paris press asserted flatly that there could be no further French-German collaboration unless Marshal Philippe Petain restored pro-German Pierre Laval to power. For nearly seven weeks France and Germany had waited for each other to make the first move toward bridging the rift caused by Potato's .summary dismissal of there if the British .fleet succumb- Lawyers Will Hear Talk By Edward L. Wright, Little Rock Attorney Attorneys and judges from n six- county area will meet- at 5:15 p m today at Hotel Noble for a four- hour session that includes .dinner a "musical , entertainment protram' and talks by three prominent state attorneys. The ed. It. was believed here that the German government had been ,/**, r ^_ « - — <•-£ • O w.v.. kii.ii.iii. nau utrcll COll- Loot Pua Luna vincecl Uv<u a inoi ^-iong Paris N^pi. i wy l-UI IU pl . ess campaign against MIP V^M- press campaign against the Vichy government would frighten Petain and thai he would., invite Laval back into the cabinet, it has been a quiet war of nerves in which detain, with .soldier's calm, shows no disposition to yield. More than a week ago Count Fernand de Brinon.. French envoy to German occupation authorities at Paris, went, to Berlin. It was sxpected confidently that he would return with a reply by Adolf Hitler to a note which Petain had sent the German fuehrer Dec H explaining why he dismissed Laval! Brinon returned to Paris. Since then it has been reported repeatedly that he was on his way to Vichy with Hitler's reply. Not only has he not arrived but he' is not coming, so far as Is known now. and his wife, who was awaiting him here, left last night to join him in Paris. Marshal Petain has waited patiently for Hitler's reply. It was regarded as certain that he expected Hitler to demand, implicitly if not specifically, that he take Laval back into the cabinet. But • such a demand would mean mixing deeply in France's domestic affairs and thus far Germany has not voiced the demand. g Is second of a series of legal institutes in the 12th Chancery District and all attorneys and judges of the district, including Mississippi, Oiuenden. craighead Green and Clay' Counties. " have been, invited, according 1 to Znl B Harrison local attorney and chairman of the- local committee. Speakers will include Edward L Wright:, Little Hock, chairman of the probate rules committee; Hurry E. Meek. Little Rock, and Cecil Shane, Blytheville, member;; of the probate committee, who will lead a discussion pertaining to addresses by the Little Rock men. Mr. Wright will discuss "Proposed Staiuatory Changes In Probate Law; Mr. Meek's topic is "Something" About So me thin!" The institute is sponsored by the Commitie on Legal Institutes for Heart Attack This Morning Proves Fatal To Deputy Jack Anderson CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo.. Jan. 31.—Jack Anderson. 45. of Haycl. chief deputy sheriff of Pemiscot county since Jan. i. dropped dead here today after suffering a heart attack. The veteran officer had complained of a "tired" feeling late Thursday after returning from Pulton Mo., where he had transferred several prisoners, according to Mrs. Anderson. Mr. Anderson, who formerly was n special agent for the Frisco railroad at. Hayt-1, had suffered from a heart ailment until recently Mrs Anderson said, but after he* went to a FrLsco hospital at St Louis had not complained. The officer was confenring with several men in an office adjomin* the Circuit Court room when he"" dropped dead at 10:20 o'clock this Hotel Gnyoso. Memphis' most historic hotel and one well known to tunny local and Mississippi County persons, lias . a new management and will be remodeled at, n cost of more than $75,000, Fred Callnhan, Memphis attorney, said today. •''•'• On . the new board or directors •Is J. T. Florida. Osceoln banker. who is a vice president. The concern's stock wjis reportedly bought by UK* new group of opera tors at a cost of less than $200.000. New president and general man- nger under the setup will be Charles C. Cartwright, former vice president and general manager. Work on the remodeling project will start at once, it was said today. The present structure of the hotel has stood since 1902. Early- records show that the Gayoso flrsr. opened in 1844. Supreme Court Justice Who Opposed New Deal Miss Bradford Will Be Buried Saturday Miss Cordia Bradford, 72. died at the home of a nephew. Arch Jordan. Steele. Mo., with whnm leasures To Quit WASHINGTON. Jon. 31. '(UP)— Supreme Court Justice James C McReynoluX the Ux.-iL of the "conservative" judges who.ruled-against so much early "Now Deal legislation, retires today. This afternoon he will end a« years of .service on the high bench uncl go on the list of retired justices. HLs $20,000 a year salary continues. His retirement, which gives President Roosevelt the opportunity to name his sixth justice to the court, follows the same action of two of his companion "conservatives" Justices Willis Van DeVanter and George Sutherland. The fourth justice who sided with them in many decisions, Pierce Butler, .died In November, 1930. Mr. Roosevelt has not announced his choice of u successor to Me Reynolds, but the major guesses are that it will be either Attorney General Robert H. Jackson or Sen. James P. Byrnes, Dem., S. C. LONDON, Jan. 31. (UP) — Italy has mussed 50,000 men boforc Benghazi for an ;it- lompfc io save (lie eily, capital of Cyrenaica ami 'expected torminu.H of the drive oi' the British Army of the Nile into Libya, it was reported today. C.on. Annibule "Electric Whiskers" UeruonsRoll, who escaped from the British forces- at Bardln, was believed to hnvc been entrusted with command ol the Italian force ** d^rinr^*!^™ ±j-' ™* '- sr«'«.» meeting held in the s second in this chancery district, the first being held at Jouesboro in December. 1 since last Sunday. Funeral services will be held New Orleans Cotton May July Oct. Dec. Jan. I at 2 p.m. Saturday at the home. : conducted by Rev. Cunningham of ' the Baptist church. Interment will be at Mount 2',lon Cemetery. Survivors Include two brothers, prev. [ Tom Bradford, Memphis, and John open high iow close close ' Bradford. PitLsburg. Tex., and sev- 1042 1042 1041 1042 1037 j eral nieces and nephews. Including 1044 1043 1041 1043 1039', Arch and A. W. Jordan, both of 1031 1032 1031 1031 1025 j-S tee IP; Lou Jorchm. Cooler, Mo, 980 982 978 982 974 and Frank Jordan and Mrs. Bess 976 970 979 970 97ti 962 970 966 First Blaze In Ten Days Causes Loss A! Local Greenhouse Shortly after Blytheville entered morning. A 14-year-old daughter. Peggy! Jane, and three brothers, nil o'f; St. Louis, are among survivors. i Funeral arrangements are nend- ; i> />f. Rnvfi ; Thomson, both of Memphis. Hol«. Fmvjml Homo Is in' charge, j lts tcnfch consecutive duy without j a fire alarm late Thursday, n fire /-i- -• -1-1 r\' 1^ TC-TI o j destroyed a boiler room and storage I /IllflPrfM la (-r'irr W rm Snu/ LIL Hcaum>s Ht >»^ or piowers. 200 VJlllUClClld VTIIJ W HO OdVV I East Davis, and .smoke damaged -P! . . ^ „ j Plants at the greenhouse. ..President Goes Back HOITIP er p r mcnworecaltedloth " niw - at Two British armies were moving wustwnrcl toward Benghazi, one through the Interior desert and across the Jcbcl el Akhnr or Green Mountains, the other nlon£ the coastal road from Derna, whose complete occupation was announced yesterday. Fw\lny Out Positions British advance units were understood to be already feeling out Che Italian positions In the Benghazi urea and awaiting" the arrival of the larger bodies. There had been some speculation whether the Halloas 'would. try to mftko u real stand at Benghazi But military advices from'. Cairo mnde it plain that n defense was expected, possibly one which would make Benghazi the most dUflciul prt/.e In the whole British North African offensive. A. military spokesman at Cairo said that 11 -was nonsensical to expVci a: triumphant British march into Benghazi. Advance May Be Slow Military Informants made It plain also that the advance ol big British forces on Benghazi ' wljuld probably be slow. Derna will be used as n supply base, and the British, especially hi the coastal zone, will have the aid of the navy. But communication lines are getting longer, German dive bombers are now based In Sicily and the mountains in the path ot the army advancing westward through the desert arc difficult. The Green 'Mountains present a mass of hilly country split, by ravines and offer formidable bar- rler.s for motor transport. There are reported to be no [tal- laas in the path of the interior force east of the Benghazi area. But there are at least, 10,000 Italians, it is reported, along the nl road from Derna. They" have been retreating and may be dis- orgnnl/ed but the country here is hilly too, and It Ls asserted that the Italians could find plenty of places to make n .stand If they od Weather threatened to aid in slowing the last phase of the Bin Ish drive. An flight-month drought has been broken and violent sand storms nre .starting at some places. By IJiiHcd I'ress German super-cannon are dropping shells a dozen miles inland from the Dover coast. The bombardment was disclosed today amid increasing indications, of Nazi prepara-l lions for an all out sea, "air! and land offensive against] Great. Britain this Spring^ The cross channel guns have been firing into inland locations 'ol Kent County for ' four days, but the bombardment was revealsd only today by British authorities^ ' The development was regarded as of great possible significance in any Nazi plan for a frontal assault on the British coast. Previously the long range German batteries on the French coast have shelled only channel "shipping, the immediate coast and the town, of Dover. Now the Nazis apparently have mounted new batteries of greater range, capable of bombarding points ton and twelve miles inland from, the coast—a distance of nt least. 32 to 34 miles from the battery sites. • .. ,•;-• The Importance of this develop-. ment is the possibility', that the Germans may l«. able to lay down a box barrage, cutting off a strip : of coastline possibly ten or twelve miles wide to facilitate any landing attempt., " ••'' '•'• ."./•' '• ; .••:•':;'.'•/-. It still was uncertain; howeyin^] sufficient-TiumBier • ot-guns ' ; onVthV ; French' coast to iay - down an effective barrage or whether the guns arc largely for nuisance purposes. However, the bombardment lent: added significance to Adolf Hitler's', speech yesterday in which lie promised the British "blue wonders"—military surprises—in 'cop-' nectyon with the Spring offensive which he said Germany Is perparihg co undertake. •'•': May Sept. Chicago Wheat open high low close 823-4 827-8 C2 1-4 823-8 7C7-8 77 761-2 761-2 Perfect ivory is obtained from the teatli of tiger sharks. , : Royal Navy Would Like to Meet Him ing at Hayti. shop at 8:30 o'clock last night ' 90 minutes after the city began Its -MOVE OVER PLEASE." said Livestock ~~~ WASHINGTON. Jan. 3I. iUP>— land she gave the girl r fnrv \\virA* D 1 i The I941 " Ci »derella Girl" packed | dig in the ribs. jury n Wards Baker her magic .slippers nnd her new $7735 Judgment Today — - ] Virginia, A Circuit Court jury loday | t ,- o l^ de l± S - Bak - * S7.735 judg- i J_° n healthy evening gown today and headed! Miss Turner to Miss Sklepovich. back to ; mountains of West, i But about thai time Mrs. amotint of damage. Mrs. E. J. Heaton, owner of the for mem against J. p mcr operator of Grocery m Blytheville. in a lawsuit growing out of an autonVeU* Holloed-, accident here Jan ^ IQ™ .Hollywood; Paul Denl. 29. operator of a Ma- ccn. Miss., service station and former employe of Shouse-Henry Hardware Co., in Blytheville. was killed last night near Macon when .- >—'. )wy hl s vr ^r c df^ liouse - ^ u sssSi. crashecl into a :r;just .before the clocR struck . Before the evening ^^ovc,; ^ l ? fl ^^W^"^ ' TheU wn , •„ -t "n Ct - Cided l °i S !f hftuda , ttBllln concern, .aid toda - that bi^ fhe ball was over and with it A nna and the newsreel* n-- wus continuing as'usual She said two ol the most excitlny days a corded movin stars Tumor and 1 lhat (janjagc 0 wou] j DOSsmlv bc 14-year-old mountain gin could Durbin in a somewhat shadowy hlgh to lan , s t u v KCn \* Ql ^ hope for. She ended her "fairy j oackgroimd. A , m. «„, ^ u ,,_.°. rJ- __':; Former Employe Of Local Store Dies In Mississippi Car Wreck 1938 12 last night by showing some of 's most glamorous stars Francis Lund—the great Pug Lund, running and passing back of remarkable Minnesota football teams of 19^4-35—decked out in costume he will wear as captain of King's Royal Guards . ^_§t Paul winter cgtrnival, ^ EAST ST. LOUIS, 111., Jrm 31 'UP)—Hog.s, 7500-7000 salable. Top, 835 170-230 Ibs.. 8.15-8.25 140-160 Ibs.. 7.50-8.00 Bulk sows. 6.85-7.75 Cattle. 6.00 Slaughter steers. 7.50-14.25 Butcher Yearlings, 8.10-10.00 Slaughter heifers, 6.75-12.50 Beef cows, 5.75-7.00 Cutters and low cutters, 4.25-5.50 Chicago Corn Baker, represent^' by Denver how l ° Steal SCRnes ' y, Jonesboro attorney, sought $21,895 damages. Livingston was Amia skle POvich, daughter of n Gary - w - Va - coal mine mechanic. represented by Reid and 'Evrard ' • whose vlslt to Washington was a " A lawsuit under way before Judge i " mis take." literally took the spot- G. E. Keck and a ur thi afr- li?hts awa - v from such nlovlt * stars jury this after noon was the case of Mrs Sybil ! Ph Lana Turn ^' and Denm™ Di>r- Anna had received an Invitation; Pourth and Wfllnut slrms show guest star on a network radio j tlngubh w next week and suffered an ex- a blaze thai started . . , „ i through electric wiring over the acute attack of heari-throbs while {servlce statlon . Dftmage8 was sli ht . Artnr TVmv X^nrfni liplrf lu>v linTir! j .-. , , _. _, , ° ' °"5 klv; Chief Roy Head escaped serious ! Injury when a "live" electric wire and said "are you happy?" Phillips who sought damage, from ! bin , TOCKei Rita. Gem and Roxy Theaters, Miss Turner was the first movie iJ0 ^ t ,, nil{ , M n « flnn . r inc m connection with an accU I »tar to feel the impact of AnnaN| M ,fJj^ ho ^!? Mh ^ , L ctent m which the plaintiff alteg- sudden importance. - r , t , , , . . , -.. him and threw him to the Mrs. Rocseve t handed iwr a piece pavementi nashl b J of the President's own birthday M lt rftmft intrt % nr , rofM "^ cake. She "saved" It in her coat at a 10CaI " Move do ' sei;> shoul -J * rresented b >' '^ ^ newsreel men to Una, Frank r n™ , C defendantAm ^ Fteld and iteia and divine," but bigger kick out of riding through torcycle escort. Durbin and Mrs. Wien Tony M ar u n as k ed fp r i Roosevelt who were grouped ner autograph she shrieked: "Oh. : around a massive birthday cake The Seri Indians, who inhabit i at one end of the President's blrlh- May Sept. J?f n i J? f f h , «!°, w close an island in the Gulf of califor-i day parties: here. 611-4 613-4 611-4 611-4 61 1-2 617-8 611-2 611-2 nf 8 'if^H 31 ^ 0118 - the most P rlmltive i An na ttioved in, but in front of „„,„ „ „„„„ , YV<iV w oi an me earth's peoples. ' Miss Turner, Lana's eyes Hashed I room in the Mayflower Hotel. Mister Martin, how wonderful." The clock was striking 12 and the band was playing "Make Believe'* when Anna went to her u Cftmft into comaci boots. WEATHER Arkansas — Occasional rains tonight and Saturday. Slightly \varm> er in the east portion tonight. Memphis and vicinity — partly cloudy tonight. Lowest' temperature 46. Saturday, cloudy followed by occasional light rains. Not much change in temperature.: Highest temperature 50; The former Blytheville man was .he first member of the Goodrich budget department of the local company, coming here from Tupelo. Miss.. In September, 1938. He returned to Macon six months later. His family Is prominent In Noxtibee County, Miss.. In which Macon is located. Mr. Dent was married last November to Miss Wylle Catledge of Sumner. Miss. New York Cotton Mar. May- July Oct. Dec Jan prev. open high low close close 1038 1040 1036 1039 1035 1040 1040 1039 1040 1036 1028 1029 1026 1027 1038 978 979 977 979 978 This, according to German sources, is one of the men who" are raising havoc with British shipping. Pictured catching a quick cup of coffee is Lt. Comdr.- Schepke, credited with com* manding submarines which sank . . */iv t9iif «JII • */»•? <J«U , ^ _ —,------..-—,,.., . .. 974 973 973 '973 974 ! toi>t y merchant ships, aggregat- L .. 970 972 966. 965 970 } v ..• »fi 208,975 tons-

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