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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHKAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOLUME XXXV11—NO. 288. Blytheville Daily News Blytheville Courier BlythevUle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 19-11 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS S KILL 22 IN ENGLISH HOSPITA Senators Warn Aid WoiildMean War Reynolds Takes Definite Stand Against Measure WASHINGTON, Feb. 20. (UP)—Senator Robert Reynolds, Democrat, North Carolina, told the senate today lie was convinced that passage of the all-out British aid bill "may. lead us directly toward and to a declaration of war." Reynolds, a member of the sen-* = ate foreign relations committee, announced for the first time that . he would vote against the bill. In ' the committee he had voted with reservations to report the measure to the senate favorably. Says 30 Senators Would Vote War Beginning what he described as a four hour speech—longest in the four days of senate debate on the WASHINGTON, Feb. 20. CUP)— ' Sen. Gerald P. Nye (Rep., N. D-) charged today that 30 senators are readv to vote for a declaration historic bill—Reynolds declared the i of war and predicted that the measure was an attempt to pay United States would be at war 30 days after the British-aid bill is passed. for Britain's war at this nation's expense. He said it should be described as a "bill for the defense of the British empire at the expense of the lives of American men and at the expense of the American taxpayers, and for the Japs Would Pay Dear Price For Singapore, IN aval Experts Say Production Officials, However, Say Legislative Action Unnecessary By United Press Twenty disputes were In progress today in national defense industries but government production officials testifying, before a congressional committee said the situation was not serious enough yet to warrant legislation prohibiting strikes. Strikes and disputes touched almost all the vital industries turning out materials needed for the army, navy or marines btit- most of the nation's workers were at their benches. Defense Production WASHINGTON, Feb. 20. uifV- ] possible assault upon., the Dutch Any attempt by Japan to take I End, Indies, the most likely strategy Singapore. Britain's strong- n|val would be an attempt to "starve base in UIR Far East, would, require \( out.' ' a long and costly engagement ei'en | They believed thai an attempt if the British had no warships: In 10 outright capture would leave the vicinity, American naval bb- Jupun too weakened to capitalize- servers said today. . I if it succeeded— on Its guln. They conceded that the Japan- j The possibilities of a Japtine.se ese navy could effectively blockade attack on Singapore were discussed Administration supporters of the | Director William S. Knudsen an- bill tending that the bill, by helpin Britain to survive, would keep the in Europe. A German victory, 'denied Nye's assertion, con- nounced that deliveries of mill- no' rhat t,h<» hill hv hplning- tarv aircraft hit a new neane- tary aircraft hit a new peacetime peak during January and other sources revealed plans are, be- observation of the British emoire ! they said, was more likely to mean j «J8 studied for further expansion 1 war for this country.. of production facilities. New cou- Nye cited what he described as • tracts were bein £ awarded daily. without any consideration for the preservation of the United States. He added that "we cannot strengthen our o'wn defenses, by giving, lending or leasing to any nation our implements of defense." "There is no man in this body that abhors war or hates war more than I do, and I intend to do everything in my power to keep Singapore unless the British sent a strong naval force to resist. Bu> they doubted that Great Britain could spare enough warships from the Mediterranean and Atlantic to break a blockade. ; These oservers Japan eventually believed might be that able to capture Singapore if she were willing to pay what they considered the "terrific cost-" They thought, however, that if Japan should decide to nullify that British outpost. In preparation for n. in the House yesterday during debate on a $245.228.500 authorization for defense improvements at American outposts, including the Pacific Islands of Guam and Samoa. The House last year rejected proposals to fortify Guam because of fears of offending Japan. The bill was passed yeslerdaj after Chief of Naval Operation Harold R. Stark wrote the committee that any offense Japar might take would be "unwarranted, unmerited, and should, in m> opinion, be totally disregarded." the many recent "pro-war" speeches in the senate, specifically, 'that of Sen. Josiah W. Bailey (Dem., N. C.) yesterday- Bailey advocated intervention In the European \var, adding: "I hope intervention does not- mean war, but if it does I am ready to go to war." Sens. Claude our country Irom becoming in- • Pepper (Dem., Ha.) and.;Wan;en ' Austin (Rep., Vt.) -bpthfhaye vclve'd tn this war." Reynolds said. Frierson's Measure Would Exempt REA From Special Assessments advocated war, "if necessary,'!' to prevent & German victory v ' . . "it'sA just a 'guess; .of, course.*' .~J$ye.., .skid,.. .., "but. . I .believe, ...tha.t _ .it. will be 'less than 30 days after the passage of this bill before we encounter the incident that will leave no alternative but war." Asked to Freeze Wa^e Scales Commercial shipyards with navy and maritime orders have been requested by Navy Secretary Frank Knox and Chairman Emory S. Land of the maritime commission to freeze present- wage scales pending defense outcome of government officials to conclude a Miss Gee Suing For $20,000 A $20.000 personal injury lawsuit was filed in Circuit Court here late yesterday by r.rary Sue Gee. 21-year-old Blytheville *refii- dent and waitress at Hotel Noble, against Willie Barr. Kansas City, Tension Mounts In Far East As Defenses Grow 'harge Is Made That America And Britain Trying Intimidation Early Morning Blaze Follows Midnight Alarm, Causing $3200 Loss LITTLE ROCK. Feb. 20 (UP)— The senate today passed .a bill by Senator^Charles Frierson of Jonesboro exempting rural electric cooperatives from the payment of special assessments in Improvement districts. The vole was 23 to °- ' t Charles A short debate in tne senate te ~ i c^ote-- 3VL, suited in the defeat of a house bill | ~ a * MLssoiirr Highway Commis- • _ 1 _•__ _ f i_:_.2__-_ _ ** .-. £\ 111 f« .v* r\ ! ^* *" Charles Chism Loses His 1 1-Day Fight For Life After Car Wreck Chism, 20-year-old A. worker employed providing for hiring of a full-time chaplain at Arkansas state peni- sion project, in j tired critically with three other Missouri youths when tentlary. Under tei msof the ; bill j lnei , aut0 mobile crashed 'into a would would have replaced wto non-resident ministers nuw. employed by the- state at $600 each. he chaplain would have received - fid lruck al Cooter the night :culd have replaced two non-resi- nf __, „ w __ rip ., H mr1qv of Feb. 8, was dead today. He was barely alive when an ambulance brought him to the ; Blytheville Hospital after he suf- "master agreement" to cover wages and working- conditions within the industry, it was learned at Washington. Three firms now, engaged In negotiations with Bunions .for ••rre\y '• cQn~cracts~" : wefe i '' -'not- - - affected by the request. Knudsen told the house judiciary committee strikes had caused some delays in defense production but that they were not important. He oredlcted settlement soon of the Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Co. "rrike at- Milwaukee, Wis.. largest of the walkouts now in progress. Says Company Won't Yield However, two union representatives at the Allis-Chalmers conferences left Milwaukee last night charging the company did not intend to yield on the question of nn all-union shop, principal issue ; n the dispute. One union executive said the 7.800 United Auto- incbile Workers' (CIO) union strikers at Milwaukee would bet "joined by as many more from Allis-Chalmers' plants all over the country" if the' company persisted ; n its attitude. The Milwaukee plant has gov- -rnment contracts worth $40,000,GOO. Workers at the McCormick trac- Ktins.. salesman as an aftermath j MANILA . Fe b. 20.-Flre believed of an automobile crash at Krujte | to have been causecl by clcfcctive Bridge last week. •vr£ AT n • \* , . 1X1,' wirln? destroyed the six room res- Miss Gee suflered a broken back, " . * in the accident, which occurred i clence o[ , Mr ; ™ d Ml>s - 9 rt ? Gr f cn ut 2 aj«. last- Wednesday. She a))rfj heve earl i f loday ' CQUsm *l a loss Barr. ; were ...taken ^to_,, Bl \\thjyjjleL^^lP}?' -^r A^ ^^Sr^l^T 1 ,^ ^iKv-v-.^-S" Hospital" Two other" person's" "rid- j The" Fire first "started 'last" til?ht ing in the automobile were unin-| about 11 o'clock and firemen ap- jured. Barr was cut and bruised, parently had extinguished uaci left the hospital early week. TOKYO, Feb. 20. (UP)-^Japanese today denounced United State, plans to strengthen the defense, of Cumm and Samoa Islands anc British reinforcement of Singa pore. They charged that America nnd Britain in concert were trying to Intimidate Japan, and, as regards the United States, said it would be .solely responsible in the event of the "worst developments"—an increasingly popular euphemism for war. Japanese People "Tired" A government spokesman said tartly that the Japanese people were getting "somewhat tired" of statements such as one made in the American congress that Japan Intended to attack In the South Seas, including Singapore. Brandini? this and similar statements irresponsible, the spokesman asked: "When has Jarmn declared she would make such an attack?" As reeards Gn«m and S^mon, the spokesman would say only: "Naturally Japanese .will be more concerned at the prosoect of additional American defenses near Japan." Cites Position The snokesman 59 id Jfttmn's position on the oreaentrsltUQt.lon was LONDON, Feb. 20. (UP) —-Twenty-two persona were lulled and scores wounded, 52 seriously, when a German bomb wrecked three male wards of a big London County Council hospital during the-night. Rescue workers, including- nurses In dance frocks and their soldier escorts who had run to the scene from a dance In the nearby nurses' home, worked for hours in deadly The automobile, believed to have been driven by Barr, struck a bannister of the bridge, rode across this} flames. However, a second alarm came about 5 a.m. and this time the fire had Rained such headway that the structure was comoletely destrovfid, toeether with furniture the bunnLsier to the other side and and othe ^ belongings of the occu _ wpnt mm o rlifnh 'flip car \vfl5 , , went into a ditch. The cur was demolished. C'unidt: F. Cooper, attorney, fried the lawsuit for Miss Gee. Banhas not named his attorney. pants. Mr. Green is. a prominent merchant here- His house was one of the better homes in Manila. At time of .the fire he was In Tuesdnv bv Koh Ishii. chief o 'the cabinet hiformn.flori ( service thnt if the United States rould onlv be persuaded to restrict {i-rctlvlti'"? to the Western Hcmis- pl>«rp MIO situation would begrentl; mitigated. . r Generally, the view was taken that, American defense plans wero certain to aggravate relations. The Government spokesman sale that' the landing of Australian Iroons at Sin<zanore was another Firemen Rescue Child When Lighter Wire Burns A three-year-old girl received the scare of her life at 9:15 a.m. today when wiring of a cigaret lighter on her father's automobile shorted out and filled the car with smoke as she sat in the machine alone. Firemen were called to the scene, in front of the Gofl' hotel by passers-by and disconnected the wires. Rives, Mo., where he had been ! British. demonstration to Derive, the Irnnsactlnrj days. Only business for several ininmsslon that the Far Enstm-i Mrs. Green and her son, Billy. 12, were in tho house at the time. . • Mrs. Green Is teacher of music at the Manila school. peril from a time bomb which struck nearby, before all those rapped In the ruins were dug out hortly before noon. Victims Were Patients Most oi' the victims were pa- ients, Including soldiers. Several mrses were among those killed xnd the cleud Included nt least one nale member of the hospital stair. Surgeons administered morphine o trapped victims. Clergymen of ill denominations risked death in the ruins to aid them andi admln- ster spiritual consolation. to the dying. Royal engineers were soon at the scene, trying to immunize the Lime bomb, wlille the rescue work went oh. Patients In undamaged parts of :he big hospital were evacuated because of the imminent danger that the time bomb. would explode. At the hospital, I found n blackened, twisted ruin which had been one entire block of the hospital. The shell of the building was filled with debris, bricks and jagged floor boards and beams, which .hung precariously. Arnold fashioned - iron>• co-oker -sw ayecfv'drtuikehly from the second floor. Struck Side of Building ^That WH.S ail that remained of file, part of the hospital where ft bomb had struck squarely on the side of the building. The bomb struck at about 10 p. m. It hit the side wall' at the level of the second floor. Patients and nurses were blasted through the windows of the second and third floors to the .ground floor as the floors collapsed. Curiously the fourth story, 1 which By United Press Par Eastern tension rose near the fever level today. Japanese anger at British reinforcements of Singapore and the strong line beih'g taken by the United State|, including hoiu$e approval ,$ new defense measures **at Guam ••'burst like a thunderstorm. '".'"' v' ^ The official Japanese news agency broadcast a sensational report that French ••'authorities In Indo-China were drifting Into' the orbit of ttfe Free French movement led by General Charles be Gaulle. Claim French Moving - r Tho dispatches claimed that (tie French were taking steps to check Japanese drives into South China, that they have made "close contact" with troops of Generalissimo Chiang-Shek across the Chinese border and that the British are aiding'these French by sending 20'0 to Saigon and quantities of ammunition. There have been no reports from Vichy, French Tndo-Chlna or Brlfc Ish sources to suggest developments of this nature and the Japanese report raised the possibility that a pretext for taking over Indo-Ohlna might be in the process of creation. ,;' . ' v A Chinese military spokesman at Chunking claimed that Japan concentrated her forces in strategic plsitions for a major southward thrust. This source claimed*. that- half of Japan's air strength had been withdrawn from other points in Chihu and -.sent to, IndorChina bases,; Hainan : Island ^apd far soiffclierif Vj CKina ; ,in ^preparation for offensive action. ' Jap Warships Ready Bangkok reported that at least 15 Japanese warships now -.havfe appeared in the/Gulf of Siam'north of Singapore, and Sydney advlseft that Australia is taking all .'necessary steps in preparation 'for-ah "emergency." In'Tokyo the Japanese, took the position that 'the United States would be j responsible in event .of the "worst developments." a new I Japanese''euphemism for war. • tcr plant of the International' The automobile was owned by Harvester Co. at Chicaeo voted to I w. D. Godwin, of near Blythe- By common consent the senate • fered a fractured skull, broken arm after a short meeting Monday an( ^ O ther injuries. Doctors said he morning will recess until Tuesday nad lost al i east two pmUs of blood, in order to give legislators an op- j For morc lnan u d ays the Mis- ioin Farm Equipment .Workers' Organizing Committee iCICO members on strike at three other harvester plants. The union asked the company to open negotiations povtunity to attend the opening | souri youth remained in the hos- cn its demands immediately after day of the racing meet in Oak- ; pital never regaining conscious- the executive board was author- la-ATI Park at Hot Springs. ! ness.'He was on the verge of death "' 2eci lo ' a11 the walkout. The vine, who had left his small daughter in the car while he attended to business matters. situation was most critical. • Th British, he said, were excessive^ and ne.edlflsslv nervous over "a bogey of their own' creation" be oause there was no reason -for alarm ovet* the Far Eastern situation. . Admitting that-the British-worn free to move their forces within th^lr own territory, the spokesman said Jaoan would be firm townrrl attemnt to threaten It. "Japan has not done anything to warrant warnings from any rower,' 'he said. "Our oollcles In- cludinv those i" the South Seas arc was the only, one empty, was un-1 The British indicated that the Japanese proposal to mediate between Britain and Germany " con- touched. There were at least 80 oersons t ness. He was on the verge of death ; every moment of that time, j He died at 12:05 a.m. today, six 1 hours after he began the twelfth 1 day in his battle against death. , Chism became another victim of ' 194I T s traffic fatality list that has Wmhi. 63-year-old reac hed almost 15 this year in }' Wright's Mother DIES Today In Michigan Hold Services Today For Victim Of Fall Tb re? Suits Now Pending! emLrel J' peaceful." Jn Hi<?h Court To Force Reapportionment Stock Prices ulant employs 5.900. i Funeral services were held this i morning at Steele. Mo., for Charles j Stout. 28. Steele man who died at ; LITTT.E ROCK. FV»b. 20 (TJP1 — r. P. Shofner, journal clerk In the filed suit with the ! Walls' Hospital early yesterday of ; Arknnsns Simremc Court lo reauire la fractured skull resulting from a ;governor; Adkins ami other rnem- A. T. & T 157 1-4 Am. Tobacco 69 1-2 Annccncla Copper 233-4 Bethlehem Steel 77 Mrs. Irene mother of Percy Wright, Blytheville attorney, and a resident here from 1914 until 1936. died early today at Flint, Mich., where she had 'lived with another son. Hunter Wright, since 1936. The attorney left here early this afternoon for Flint. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. It wa? probable that the body of Mrs. Wright would be returned here for burial. Mrs. Wright and her husband. H. K. Wright, and family came here in 1914 and lived here for 22 years before moving to Michigan. She was well known here. Survivors include the husband; two sisters, Mrs- C. L. Muir and Mrs. H. S. Billings, both of Memphis; two brothers. Mose and Percy Smith, both of Yarbro. and the two sons. Livestock Ho?s, 11.000—10.000 salable. Top—790. 170-230 Ibs—775-790. 140-160 Ibs.—675-740. Bulk sows—600. Cattle—2700-2500. Steers—975-1050. SI. steers—750-14. Butcher yearlings—850-1050. SI. heifers—700-1225. : Beef -cows—625-750. .: Cutters & low cutters-475-600 Dec. Jan. May Sept. Northeast Arkansas and Southeast \ Mar. Vijissouri. His three companions, j May scaped serious injuries and one 1 Jul. eft the hospital a few days after j Oct. he accident. He was James (Red) 3arruthers, 19, Steele, Mo., who uffered a broken collar-bone. He vas the driver of the automobile. Two sisters, Geraldine, 18, and Imogene Davis. 15, both of Cooter. .uifered broken thighs. . Funeral services will be held for the young Missouri man. who w : as born in Blytheville and lived here until he was 10 years old, at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow at Oak Ridge. Mo., near Cooter, conducted by the Rev. H- S. Holly of the Steele Methodist church. " Survivors include trie father, Tom Chism, Cooter; the mother, Mrs. Connie Hamlett of Mississippi; a sister. Lois, and five brothers, Calvin, Howard, Farris, Finas. and Cleo, all of Cooter. German Funeral Home of Steele is in charge. _ l fall from „ . Open High Low Close Close ! al g tee i o Tuesday of the stat^ bo*rd of tionment to give Pulnski County nn 1043 1033 1027 1036 1032 i 1018! Mr Stout waV the brother of Additional representative in the Lowery of Blytheville. ! htmsc He was brought to the hospital i ShofTner contended In the suit 976 974 ; late Tuesday afternoon after falling Uh«t Pulaski Comity with a nopu- ^ c 971 ; from the tree onto a co'icrste walk, lation of 156.0R5 was entitled to 963 ; He died at 7:20 yesterday mornuv?. j eteht ren-esentatlves instead of 975 972 Chrysler . .. Cities Service Coca-Cola . . 66 4 90 in the three wards.'in addition .to nurses and other members of the staff and none escaped unwound- eel. Soldiers and some .policemen attending the dance in the nurses' quarters rushed with the nurses to aid In the rescue work. 1 Soldiers' erected a ladder alongside an elevator and brought down .some of the wounded. Nurse Maizie Christian, who had been sitting on a chair In the middle of the ward in the third story was found still sitting in the chair on the ground floor, gravely wounded. Rescuers had to climb through ground floor windows and over and through piles of debris to reach the victims. Some wounded men were carried across an iron communication bridge to another part of the hospital. tained a hint that some Japanese quarters are demanding immediate action by Tokyo "in anticipation of n Pacific emergency." <Berlin said that • no Japanese icdiation offer had been, received lore despite British opinion that he entire proposal had been work- d out by the-Japanese'iii collaboration with the Germans. ~ General E'ectric 313-4 General Motors 417-8 Tnfl. Harvester 47 3-4 i Mont. Ward 35 3-4 N. Y Central 12 1-2 N. Am. Aviation 133-4 Packard Phillips Funeral services were conducted ', seven on the basis of one legislator j Radio open 61 593-4 high 61 1-2 60 by the Rev. J. W- - Cunningham of ! for each 19.482 residents. Steele. German Funeral Home was > Renresentative Shaw of Poinsett in charge. County and Representatives Bear- Survivors include the lather, den and Autry of Mississipol Coun- 607-8 611-8 i Manlev Stout, and a brother. Arlio i ty also have filed suits for addi- 7 7-8 36 1-4 low close Republic Steel 18 1-2 Socony Vacuum 81-2 Studebaker 6 1-4 59 3-8 59 7-8 '• Stout, both of Steele. tional legislators in their districts.' U. S. Steel Sfd .of N. J 33 1-2 Texas Corp. 35 3-i 57 3-8 W. C. Fields, Enmeshed In Tax Tangle, Finds Its Not So Funny HOLLYWOOD. Feb. 20. (UP) — When a man has a day secretary, night secretary, the delirium in a bottle stashed in a fire hose, said. receptable. monia. "Yes." Fields continued. "Orange A laugh rose from the press ta- "Very expensive. Had pneu- and automobiles in good trim, lia. Ye.s, that's it, pneumonia." One jokewriter. whose name he could not remember, got $1,000 per week. Fields believed he was the man responsible for a $20 milk tremens. a Sl.OOO-per-week gag I iuicn. That ftre hose gives me anjble. The portly Fields, whose fa- man, a doctor who's suing him. idea. Now if I could have this.: vorlte beverage is rum and pine•an assistant who insists on drink- ah. orange juice piped into the apple juice and whose favorite bill, exhibited by the government. ing milk, and an automobile-with! courtroom, right back of the judge« automobile has a silver-plated en- "I do not drink the liquid my"-._..,,. . . ; . , ..,!. _i...;_ n.,,,.- «vn- ~4.,-, __»_^_i _j~-,sj ! coif" PtolHt Infnrropf? rne PVJim- Arkansas Banker May Come Back For Triai '\* i SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 20. (UP) —William Hunter Molloy, 53. former cashier of the First National Bank of Berryville. Ark., appears today before U. S. Commissioner Ernest Williams for hearing on his removal to Harrison, Ark., to face charges of violating the nationa' banking act. Federal agents arrested Molloy in Piedmont yesterday where he was employed by a paint concern Molloy was indicted in Fort Smith Ark-, last September on two charges of embezzlement totaling $600 and two charges of false entry totaling .$1,847, the agents said. They said he had signed a statement admitting he withheld deposits and note payments over a four year period. New York Cotton a silver-plated engine, he's bound] to i.he witness chair, these pro-jgme, reconsidered. to have his fiscal troubles W C i ceedings would be far from dry."t "i don't like to say this in front "of the newspapermen," he hedged, "but I was really In there for the D. T.'s." ! self, Informed the exam- Fields siehed He for today. He was a sick man the year o i applied to the government j the disputed Ux. Fields told Trial a $20,000 tax'refund. Then he! Examiner Arthur J. Millott. He had to go to court yesterday to| was so sick he only earned $138.303 tell about'it—and th'e government! in the movies, plus $95,000 ou the came back with a demand for! radio. He paid $84,000 In taxes. iner. "I believe the writers were addicted to it. I understand they use it as a kind of a lubricant." j The hearing recessed twice dur- His argument with the govern-1 ing the day. Each time Fields .„ L. i .. t._ J— **.tl V* *•!* A r\x-VHOV»QP I Cr/MinrV^f ^Tl«:T\^t*a f \f\\\ t*1**M^^ f^H **AT — ment has to do with the expense of being funny, or how much can Mar. May Jul. Oct. pec. Jazi, Open High Low, Close Close, $20.000 more, daimin* he had paid« He said he should have paid $64,- ] a comedian deduct from his In- irm 1039 itm 1037 1029 c nly half enough on" his 1937 in-! COO/ The government said it should'come tax without making the col- 1037 1029 1918 960 967 965 1039 1032 1936 1029 1923 1015 976.. 968 972 . 967 968 •"963 1034 1021 970 968 968 1028 1015 come. "You can't win,' have been $104,000. The board of | lector sore? Fields deducted whis- isaid Fields af- ; 968 -ter .the ordeal! downing a :nogghi 966 of what. his\chauffeur called' "or- 965 ange-jateer." "The-chauffer had it tax appeals will decide. Millott wanted to know what made him : sick in 1937. : ;-'fI w&s-in-a:.sanitarium,",: ky for business entertainment, fees for gags, wages for his 24-hour secretary service, clothes. for. him- sought inspiration from the . "orange juice" tn the fire hose box. After his second appreciative swig, he said: "So far as I can observe, there Ls only one satisfactory way of paying federal taxes. That is by drinking alcoholic beverages. In Baptist Church Starts Move To Aid Young Man With Strange Malady - Members of the congregation of ic First Baptist Church will 'start' a fund Sunday morning for the benefit : of John Faustr 22, former Blytheville resident who -recently was stricken with a strange malady and is near death . in a Cincinnati hospital. . '':J"' Announcement that the fund would be started was-made today- by the Rev. Alfred Carpenter, pastor of the church in which Mr;' Paust was'an active worker when rie lived here. There is a possibility that other local friends of Mr Faust will also contribute to the ium which will be used to help defray his hospital expenses. The malady with which Mr- L Faust was stricken has completely <b'a.ffled Cincinnati medical men and has attracted considerable interest among doctors in that citV; The young man has been in an V. S. WEATHER FORECAST unconscious condition for more than two weeks and has failed to respond to treatment, although hope is still held for his recovery. While in Blytheville, Mr. Faust BLYTHEVILLE — Cloudy with a was employed at the Kroger store hard freeze tonight. Lowest temperature 24. Friday considerable cloudiness and continued cold. and when he moved to Cincinnati he continued'• to work for the Kroger organization in addition to ieif,< and tho costs..Qf keeping him I moderation, -of course. MEMPHIS — Cloudy and contln-j attending night school classes. ued cold tonight and Friday. Low-i — est temperature- tonight 26. High-! ChlCCLQO Wheat est Friday 36. | y ~ ARKANSAS —Cloudy'with snowj in the south portion. Colder. Hard; .freeze tonight. Friday, considerable. May cloudiness ..and continued "cold,,, (Sept.. 7o 3-4-761-8 751-8 7o7-» 81

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