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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPKR OP NORTHKAST AP^O.O • .„ , ^ * •*-* f " K-/ VOLU.MK XXXVIi-NO. 273. Blythevillfi Daily News BJytheville Courier ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Herald Mississippi Valley Loader University Head Talks To County Co-ops Today KLYT1JRV1I/LE, ARKANSAS, .MONDAY, FBHRUARY 1941 Dunce Stools For Arkansas Lobbyists SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS n> h« the I*. 1--umrigrii. at Uie age of one oj the youngest, college in the United Stales, arrived Sunday night for hi.s n.-.st visit to University of Arkansas is "the ^realest wealih- ihn -vr •' I } . U!)IK ' unit in the .stale," members and quests ol ine Mississippi County Klfidrie Cooperative. Inc., were tola ai Lie to-op.s annual nieei.in- by President J. W. Fiilbrighl "I Uiu uaivei-sitv in the City Hail auditorium liere today. To Test Refunding Legislation LITTLE ROCK, Feb. 3.—The Arkansas -Supreme Court today placed , th»* appeal of Floyd Pulkerson. j Pulaski County taxpayer attacking Governor Aclkins* bond refunding legislation, on the calendar for submission Feb. 10. Under the court's. procedure a decision will be given Feb. 17. or two days after voters in the .state have had a chance to vote on the refunding program. The suit, a friendly one to test validity of the newly enacted act f ^m: 1 *£11>OV I limbi He addressed ihe Co-op meeting) at 2:30 p.m. today, was to be the i li»est of honor at ii:3G o'clock when the Mississippi County Farm Bureau holds its annual dinner meeting nL the Legion Hut, and planned to be guest .speaker at a high .s-chool assembly here at 10 a.m. tomorrow. At noon Tuesday he was to addre.SiS a meeting of the Rotary club at Osceola. before concluding- his itinerary in Mississippi count v. The former ail-American football player, who starred at Arkansas U., and won a Rhodes .scholarship .that enabled him to study three years at Oxford college, cited the fact that more than 47 per c.ent- of all income to the university is used m connection with the university's agricultural extension '*«!*> ^^^^^ , ' i i. I -,,,1,., Petain Seeks To Ease Franco-German Tension; Dutch Plea Is Rejected •-••-—• -,. j, m lUIUI THEIR MFETY -aim American Experts Say Aid To Brilnin Will Be Their Policy TOKYO, Feb. fl. (UP) — Japan, socking' to strengthen itself " militarily, politically economically, rejected am! Netherlands representations . its negotiations with Dutch liust Jndle.s today and By United Press A new Franco-German crisis arose today as Great Britain went on the alert against an expected early Nazi all- out attack on the British Isles. to protect Jnpane.se proper- llus abroad. The Gomel News Agency asserted that the Kovornmont had rc- Ject.'d the Netherlands representa- service. The average college or uni- { was filed first in Chancery Court versiiy, he said, uses only 20 per where 'a decision upheld the letLs- cent of its income for this purpose. "Our branch experiment si.aiion at Marianna alone has added a million dollars annually to the value of Arkansas' cotton crop," Dr. Pulbright said. ''The university places a great deal of emphasis upon the extension service, 4-H club work, research laboratories, etc., as well as educational services," he commented. (He admitted before taking the speaker's platform that Arkansas has the 'best' basketball team in the country—"Well, anyway, one of the five best in the country.") Dr. Pulbright showed the state university's administrative efficiency by citing statistics showing that the average cost of plant operation and maintenance of 69 land-grant institutions is 10 per cent of total income and that the total exoen- dirure for operation at A. U". is only 4.92 percent. '^Tor""admuiistration and gerieraY expense the average is 7.1 per cent: at Arkansas 4.4 per cent." the figures showed. "Organized research gets 15.4 per cent, contrasted to 13.6 at Arkansas." Preceding Dr. Fulbright during the Co-oo meeting- were P. A. Rogers. Clear Lake, president of the sroun: Attorney Max B. Reid of Blytheville. who gave the secretary's reoort in absence of regular secretary S. E. Seagraves: and Charles Coleman, who introduced Dr. Fulbright. H. ,c. Knapnenberger. project su Derm tend en t for the Cooperative, addressed the more than 250 persons present,, detailing the general conditions of the Co-op and its work of the past year. lation. Aides of the governor who are handling circulation of petitions calling for a referendum on the refunding question said approximately 40,000 voters had signed the petition. Retired Fort Smith Police Chief Forces Payment of Pension Fund New York Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. Jan. open 1038 1038 1031 981 976 970 hi eh low close 1037 1033 103G 1037 1033 1035 1025 1022 1024 976 972 976 973 972 973 970 970 965 prev. 1035 1035 1027 978 973 965 New Orleans Cotton LITTLE ROCK, Feb. 3. (UP) — The ^Arkansas Supreme Court' to- ciay/Wfinned .a,lower court's decision 1 " in favor of Mike Gordon! former Port Smith chief of police who sought to force the city's pension board to pay him $100 per month retirement compensation. Gordon resigned May 15. 1940 upon reaching 60 years of age and having served 20 years in the police department. The pension board, the court held in accepting Gordon's retirement, was forced ' to perform its additional ministerial act of pay- ins him a pension of one half of 'he monthly salary lie was receiving- at the time of his retirement. The board, in opposing Gordon's pension, contended his 20 years of service were not consecutive. These elevnied dunce stools were provided for lobbyists In the Arkansas Ls State Senator W. H. Abington. author of an adopted resolution to 'procure the six-foot clmlrs for use ol certain paid lobbyists "in regular attendance: The chairs were placed in acljomme the senate rostrum but were removed the follcnviny day as the legislators ihou K hl loo undignlfind.—NEA photo. at Little Rock. At loft, mi? prominent position Local Woman Had Sought $25,500 For Alleged Personal Injuries A Circuit Court jury late Friday ' returned a verdict" lor Ritz- Gem-Roxy Theaters, Inc.. represented by Reid and Evra'rd, after hearing testimony with a lawsuit Wage-Hour Law Is Upheld WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UP)— The Supreme Court today upheld the constitutionality of the \vuge hour law, the latest'and one of the most bitterly contested of New Deal reforms. The unanimous action of the high court, came in rulings on two test cases involving a small Sybil Phillips, represented by Frank C. Douglas, sought damages- of $25,500' from the -theaters: Mrs. Phillips had charged that she was injured on June 3. 1940, when .she and her husband attended one of the local theaters A'here the plaintiff said a seat collapsed as she "cautiously" seated herself, throwing her to the. wedging her between in connection Georgia lumber company and a in which Mrs. group of small southern floor and two seats. mills. cotton Decision Upholds 1929 Land Redemption Act LITTLE ROCK, Feb. 3. (UP)— The Arkansas Supreme Court today ruled that title to land ac- The defendant alleged that any injuries .suffered did not result from negligence of the theater concern. No damages were awarded. The jury's decision was the last in a two-weeks session of Circuit Court, presided over by Judge G. E. Keck, of this city. Navy Applicants To Be Received Friday A naval recruiting party will visit Blytheville Friday to interview and conduct, preliminary examinations of all younsr men aged 17-31 who quired by the state for non-pay- are interested in enlisting in the mem ol taxes was vested solely in U. S. Navy. open Mar. . 1040 May . 1043 July . 1033 Oct. .. 983 Dec. .. 980 Jan. .. 974 prev. high low close close 1042 1037 1040 1036 1030 1028 981 977 930 &75 974 974 1039 1040 1030 980 976 974 1038 1044 1031 981 978 074 the state and taxing units such as cities, counties and school districts have no lien thereon. The decision was the case of Mike McClub vs. Earl Page. It was appealed from Pulaaki County Chancery Court and upholds the constitutionality of the 1929 land redemption act and revenue provisions of the 1939 land policy act. Ciano Now Leads Bomber Squadron The examining board will be stationed in the county courthouse to receive applicants 'from 8:30 n. m. to 4 p. m. Friday. Naval officials say that young men accepted now in the navy will not be subjected to a Ion? waiting oeriod. If a man is qualified, mid wishes to enlist, a place is ready for him now. "Opportunities await navy enlistees in more than 20 technical branches, with payment beginning at $21 a month above Chicaffo Wheat open hisrh low close May 813-4 821-4 811-4 811-4 Sept. 757-8 763-8 753-8 751-4 Mav Sept. Chicarrn Corn open - hieh low dose 61 1-4 61 7-8 61 1-4 61 1-4 611-2 617-8 611-2 611-4 Stock Prices A. T. & T Am. Tobacco Anaconda Copper . Bethlehem Steel .. Chrysler Cities Service Coca-Cola General Electric .. General Motors ... Int'l Harvester Mont. Ward N. Y. Central North Am. Aviation Packard Phillips Radio Republic Steel .'..'. Socony Vacuum .. Studebaker St'd of N. J costs— which are taken care of by the government— raised to $36 at the end of four months, and to S5G at the expiration of a Dr. Hudson Of Luxora Also To Address County Medical Society Here "Origin. Function and Meeting of National Physicians Committee" will be discussed by Dr. T. F. Hudson, of Luxora. at the meeting of the Mississippi County Medical Society at Blytheville hospital, 7:30 o'clock tomorrow night when guest speakers from Memphis will also be on the program. Dr. Tom Mitchell and Dr. Carl Sanders, both of Memphis, will be the guest speakers. Dr. Mitchell will speak on "Some Observations Pneumonia in Children" and Poinsett County Asks For Ruling On Reapportionment Question LITTLE- ROCK. Feb. 3. <UP)~ A suit attacking the action of the State Apportionment Board for giving Poinsett. County only one representative instead of two at its last meeting in mid-January was filed with the Arkansas Supreme Court .today by/ Mabel's" Shiu^M legblsttpte-^W.;/} ., :; :v;_,:. •Shaw's action wa.s broitghr/ngnlnst Governor Aclk'ins, Attorney General Holt and Stale Secretary"Hall who WASHINGTON. Feb. Tnjp)~ I. «U In Anu-rkMtn expert.., snld today that etlorts 10 induce belligumiUs to obsiM-vo tho western hemisphere sal ety- zone would be abandoned to n policy of aiding GveiU. Britain InflitwitiHl United States officials were reported to favor It while continuing to patrol Mu> zone to ob«M-VI* any naval activities neaj- the American continents. The safety-zone principle which was l,o 1m ve kept war away from the hemisphere— was udopted at. a nuidi- by the Dutch minister to Tokyo. In parliament the president of __ the cabinet planning board nsserl- of (he American foreign ministers ut. Pnntimu in 1931) soon jmer .the war bc«nn. There hiivu been repealed violations by both Oermany and Oreut Britain, and prolesis have gone unheeded' The ' Oermany, Great am and France, all .said they not accept ihe principle or observe H. s nee It wa.s a unilateral revision oi intcniational law. oniclals emphasized that abandonment of attempts to enforce It does not. present abandonment of the principle or of Lhelr determination to make It "stick" some time i» Hie 1'ulure. They believe that now—when sympathy Is high for Britain through the Americas-Li not a propitious time to enforce it, A meeting of .American foreign ministers at Havana last summer established tlut '• inter - American neutrality committee nl R1 0 DC Janeiro to make recommendations for enforcing the zone. On the Goitre: Its Effect'on the Heart, Officers mailing announcement of the meeting- stated that they especially desired, for this session. compose the board. Shaw contended that Poinsett | Jt County with a population of 37,070 was entitled to two representatives on the basis of one member in the house for each 19,482 persons living in the county. He listed six counties having two legislators, all with a smaller population than that of Poinsett. Attaches of the tribunal could not give an estimated date on which Shaw's case would receive attention. Representatives L. H. Atitry anil J. Leu Beartlcn. Mississippi County, this afternoon filed ;i suit witli the supreme court attacking the state boani of apportionment for failure to allow that county additional legislation under the IfMO census enumeration. The two representatives in the suit contended the popula- ft convention for "that"'purpose-"-but its -signing and mtWcatioo, bv all the republics will take motUhs— - years. Until it i» ratified ' tlmt the safety- principle would remain dormant even to (.he extent 'that new violations wouldn't, even be protested Hint- utili/ution of the resources » U»t' South Swus wus Jitpnn's only moans of speedily strength- cnlnR Us powor. ( r n Vichy. It, was ^ported that Admiral William y, CTnltod states ambussiulor, questioned the French ioc- minister on reports that Ju- pnn wns seeking to extend Us ah iorcu and nnvtil privileges In Indo Chinn.) Fighting Is Resumed BANGKOK, Slam, Feb. 3 (UP) --1'MghlinB has broken out between Siamese and French Indo China iorces nlong the frontier desplto the armistice and peace negotiations which are to start at Tokyo this week, today. The high command said further iit the Siamese und French forces hud not yet withdrawn to form n 12-mllu neutral zone between them as provvkled by the armistice Hgreement. Preneh crisis was related to German preparation^ for an attack on high command said Gars Jollide -At ^Highway fntersecTion"Here Saturday Crandall Klnnlngham, 21. Blythe- yjlle. and Miss Jerry Crocker, 22, Thomas town, .slightly In a Ala., were injured two-car collision at discuss "Toxic I tion cf that county entitles it to four instead of the thrtso representatives It now lias. good attendance Livestock Hogs, 14,000—13,000 .salable Top. 8.15. 170-230 Ibs.. 8.00-8.50 140-160 Ibs.. 7.25-7.90 Bulk' .sows. 0.75-7.35. Cattle, 4.800—4.500 salable. WEATHER Arkansas—Fair find colder. Temperatures below freezing tonight. Tuesday fair with slowly rising temperatures in the wast, and central portions. Memphis and vicinity—P«ir and slightly colder tonight. Lowest temperature 28. Tuesday, fair. Highest 44. 'Whet Say? Lick 'Em? Sure We Will ™ ! me government has assigned the ! Arkansas Recruiting District a • I ouota of 260 apprentice seamen j this month, with new enlistees to iso to the Naval Training Station at Norfolk, Va. Chief Turret Captain J. L. Allen will be in charge of interviews and examinations Friday. Texas Corp 71-2 J7. S, Steel , 61 1-8 161 71 1-3 24 81 3-5 64 4 3-8 100 7-8 32 7-8 42 1-2 49 1-2 35 3-4 12 3-1 14 1-2 36 1-2' °^&J*P?]fc* to he fading" 4 3-8 I 18 7-8i 8 1-2' 7 33 7-8 a bomber squadron on active service on the Greek or African front. Count Galeazzo Ciano, Italian Foreign Minister, is pic- turer above in flying togs. Count Cjano, who is Premier Musso- i"-" - son-in-law, is a lieutenant m the Italiaa air force, Twn H^yti Men Involved j In Fatal Crash Sunday < Five persons were killed early i Punriav morning when their auto- i mobile sfdeswiped a small pick-up I truck near Marion, Ark., in which { two Haytt men were riding. j C. H. DeWeese, 30-year-old °ro- | eery store operator and owner of | the truck, and Goldie Ayers, driver of the truck, were released by pcltcs. who said that "It appears that the other car wa.s traveling at high speed and struck the truck after Ayers had pulled off onto i the shoulder of the highway to ! avoid a collision." i Dead were A'. B. Wright. 40, ! Memphis; Chester Martin, 31. assistant superintendent of the West Memphis branch of the Federal Compress; Mrs 26, wife of Mr. Burke, 34, Tupelo, J Burke, 36, Federal Reserve Reveal Activity Near Peak L els In December ATLANTA, Ga., Feb. 3 <UP>— Sales und industrial activity in the •SlXth district. f»nnHMfm.-i «i ev- district continued at „«« peak levels during December while employment gained three per cent and payrolls were- up five per cent over November, th e Federal .ervc Bank reported todny. Re- SSnce r>J.sttmmer. the report -said, cmploymcni. has increased 15 cent in the .six .states of the ict — Louisiana. Mississippi Alabama. Tennessee. Georgia and Chicknsnwba. and Division streets here at. 0:30 p.m. Saturday that damaged both automobiles badly. Kinninghiim, here on .vacation' from, his Job with an oil bar«e working out of St. Louis, Mo., suffered from shock and Injuries to hLs back, when the machine in which he was riding, driven by Johnny Brooks of , Holland, .struck one driven by Stewart. Crocker, Thomaston. Ala., at the intersection. Ho was taken to Walls Hospital, from where he wns dismissed Sunday, Miss .Crocker suffered from cuts on • a hand. Investigating city officers absolved both drivers of blame. Hitler, it was believed, wanLs to bolster his . advanced striking forces In France to the greatest possible strength before his big offensive. Dorian (<> Paris Marshal Petain sent his most trusted collaborator, Admiral Francois Dai-Ian, to Paris today in an el fort to brin^ an end to the deadlock •!« Franco-German relations. German quarters hinted and the press of Gentian-controlled Paris •stated-flatly that only the return to power of Pierre Laval, ousted vice premier, would ease the growing tension and make negotiations possible. There were suggestions thai Laval might reenter the cabinet as head of « triumvirate under Petain or that he might be named the agent of the Vichy government to handle all dealings with Germany. Whether. Petain would yield ; to such a solution was not certain: There were some suggestions that Darlan might be snubbed-In Paris by Otto Abetz, Hitler's agent, unless he .was prepared to offer full restitution tq Laval. fleet Will Defend Empire As Durlan went to Center negotiations at Paris,',a French newspaper published an Interview in which he. MIS quoted as declaring that the French fleet would defend itself against attack, from any quarter and protect the overseas French empire ; against any challenge.- He said .flatly the fleet would stay under;'-French control This assertion appeared'to be-a flat answer to the .reports that Germany is anxious .to obtain fche fled and French, bases on both shores of -the'...Mediterranean in or; tier .to chaUeuge ..British sea power there. Pressure on the Vichy gov-' 1 •iirnmenl .for a settlement with Germany Is Increasing. A rival political party has been set up In Paris 'as a challenge to Petain's new one-party regime and It was learned that 'as many as 100 police 1 officers have been arrested in the Paris area on charges of sympathizing with General C ha lies Dcgaucle. According to recent figures, then; were 25,800 more private flyers in September, 1940. than there were In the same month in 1039. district Frisky Welcome For German Pilot Florida. The report revealed that new high levels were reached in the rate of coal and pig- iron production during December and that the value of construction contracts in that month was up 55 per cent from November and had been exceeded only twice in 13 years. Construction contracts for 19-10, the bank reported, were 48' per cent larger thun in 1939. Textile activity in the district, ( rell.'.-eted in the consumption of cotton by mills in Alabama. Georgia and TenncNsot!. continued at the peak level reached in November and wa.s U per cent over that of December 1939. Mills In those three -slates consumed 2,700.000 bale* of cotton in 1940. a gain of nine per ivm over 1930 and a new record. The report said that department store sales in the district showed the usual large increase over November because of holiday business and that wholesale distribution declined less than normal. William Hugh Simpson Is Buried At Bassett w Things may look dark now. but the Germans haven't got a chance to lick the British, says John William Wright, 86. So he told Qtif en Elizabeth of Great Britain. Although a bit hard of hearing, he had * " "* with her Majesty, as pictured above, when she recently a Y. W. C. A. residential community center in smart Bel- William Hugh Simpson. 55- car-old farmer of near Dell, died >t Walls Hospital at 12:45 a.m. Sunday. Funeral services were ;ie!d at 11 a.m. today at Bassett., «1th burial in Bassett Cemetery. 7«^ S2?, U M G Wid ° Wi; Still in uniform, complete with w- Par ?o ' , wf, S ° n - S 'i Ir^ Cross, this German aviator * H«i,oht'« r' ?; an n l Virlon> <: ' is being "frisked" by a Canadian a daughter, Lucille, 9, and two brothers and five sisters, all of Bombers Again Active By United Press Royal Air Force bombers slashed at Northwest France and Italy.s island base of Sardinia today as German pianos resumed hit and run tactics against the British Isles. While Royal Air Force planes hammered at German invasion bases, lone German • planes roare'd over most of the British Isles and dropped bombs on London before air raid warnings could" be sounded. For the first time in more'than n month,, lone German -bombers attacked Scotland. A brief admiralty communiqua said naval aircraft carried put <i successful attack on one of the main sources of ow-er supplies In Sardinia. One^ aircraft was admitted lost. Rome confirmed the British attack and claimed that one British plane was shot down and its crew taken prisoner. ,' Miliigan Ridge Farmer, Will Be Buried Today ! Funeral services were held at 2 p. m." today at Manila Cemetery, for Annls Roberts, '57-year-old' farmer of Miliigan Ridge community, near Manila, who died at his home early Sunday morning of pneumonia. . MY. Roberts had lived, there for. ! many years aiid was well known in ! Mississippi county. ; Survivors include two brothers. P. H. and John Roberts, both of Miliigan Ridge. : Holt Funeral Home was in charge. Bassett. Oobb Funeral Home was in charge. soldier upon his arrival at an east coast port He was sent to t. Dominion internment camp after his capture by British, Elstner Real! Has Far mSscurity Post Elstner D. .^Beall. who for the j past three years has_,.,been Assistant County Agent of Jefferson County with headquarters at Pine Bluff, Is now with the Farm Security Administration. He' i.-; .spending two weeks at a meeting and school in New Orleans, after which he and Mrs. Beail and son. Tommy, will move to Little Rock, where they wilt make their home. Mr. Beall is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Beal! of Wilson; and Mrs. Beall. the daughter of i£r. and Mrs. P. E, Cooley. Between 10,000.000 and 20,000.000 meteors strike the earth's atmosphere daily. -

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