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THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHKA^ Inr,™^ ™ _..__"—"*" ^ ^ ^ -*-^ » » k} VOLUME XXXV11—NO. 298. Blyrheville Daily News Blytheville Courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader NEWSPAPER OF NORTHKAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLVTJ-1KVILLE. ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, MAKCH 19-M SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Roosevelt Begins Ninth Year As President Today Camaclio Surprises Union IVIeelin WASHINGTON, March ... '" "'" th <Ul>- ye '"' for more than eight, vear President Roosevelt shattered the* third term tradition bv his re- i.'lection last November und his (in'rd inauguration on Jan. -JO. Thf change in the inauguration date since Mr. Roosevelt first look the | oath as president, on March 4, 1933 delayed until today the breaking of the time record. But the anniversary went, unmarked, the president and his cabinet members continuing their work which has been increased many fold by the attempt to make ihf- United States the arsenal of Democracies. Mrs. Roosevelt, who probably has broken more traditions than" her precedent shattering husband also becomes the first woman to serve as first lady for more than eight years. She begins a 10-day Florida vacation tomorrow, cancelling all work except the writing of her daily newspaper column. There have been drastic changes in the New Deal program since it. began eight years ago in the depths of the country's most serious depression. The war in Europe in recent months has steadily broadened revision of thai, program until now nearly all of the administration's efforts are upon aid to Great Britain and our own defense program. Eight years ago the major emphasis was upon the unemployment problem and the beginnings of a broad social and labor legislative program. Only a few of the original Mew Peal family remain. Secretary of State Cordell Hull, Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins, and Secretary of the Interior Harold L. Ickes are the only members of the original cabinet. Hull and Ickes have shattered records, too. having served in their offices longer than any other previous secretaries of state or'interior. Sen. James J. (pudler Jim) Davis. R,, pa., served as secretary of labor longer than the' eight years of Miss Perkins' ten-! vire. He was in office from 1921; to 1930 in the Harding. Coolidge and I Hoover administrations. ; Today the presidents Avila Caumcho :,r,ive s ai THE BALKANS Soviets Apparently To Back Turkey, Greeks Remain inTight Spot President's Secretary Cites! Stories Started son" Defense MM' I A, llnlgaria, Alaivh •! .UP)-— A high muilnil diplomat ivporioil today that llu> (.Irook government, and King 'g< i <>( Clrt'tico might, n> !<> llu> island of Civic; iitaintain relations with British while u new gov- iTimu-n! made UK- best terms I' 1 with Germany. 'l Would ltt> Hopeless diplomat assumed that It WHS hopeless for Greece to f| R ht Grnnany and Italy, War bulletins HOI-TA, KtllirarlH., ftlnivli. -I U'Pi—Ooorc \V. KciuJt-J, British minister to llul K i,t'in, lin . niiunroil l<mi K hl that lie would ask for his passport at 10 a. in. twnornm', (Ims srvcriji); <H|>lo- inutir irhitlons lictwvi'n Hritaiu unit ROM I-:, March 4. (U|')__ AB . i'luxh between llenmm .md Ui-Uish forces in North WASHINGTON. March 4. <UP> •—Whitp House Secretary Stephen T. Early charged today that sources- related to lenci-lease bill opponents are seeking to confuse. my.--~ tify and inject poison into Ameri- r-iVs national defense setup. Early, an official spokesman fo- President Roosevelt, linked such action with opponents of the measure and asserted that the actions mast be considered as "trouble making." The things that he mentioned included reports that following enactment of the bill several leading members of the office of production management would resign and Mi-. Roosevelt would take over di- vertly me administration of the British nid machinery with the power on Camacho's election. usliiH whin- wooden sticks instead of the customary Buns. —INEA uMephotoi help oi" Harry select cabinet a L. Hopkins and roup. cabinet, as a result of the national emergency, contains two republicans- Secretary of Wai- Henry L. Slim-son and Secretary or Navv Frank He cited u story to this effect which said William S. Knudsen. director general of OPM. and John Bi^gers, production."chief of OPM. might resign. '' .,...,-,, ^ "What. I suspect .some people are rloing today is attempting to confuse and to make trouble for th.3 government." Early said, "i think a good many efforts to confuse and mystify and inject poison into the defense setup are now going on. i "It is probably related to opposition to the lend-Iease bill." As for rumors that Knudsen and Riggers would resign or be replaceu he said. "T think that's perfectly silly. I think that's the poisonous Federal Reserve Bank Makes Its January Report For Sixth District ATLANTA, Ga.. March 4 (ttP) — Power Plant Bond Issue Voted Down Trade and industrial activity in the sLxth district continued at a high 'tempo during January with new high levels reached in textile 'mill production, the Federal Reserve Bank reported today. Department store sales in the ^U^rtet declined slightly more than the usual amount from the record volume in December while distribution by wholesale firms de- CARUTHERSV1LLE. Mo., March 4.—For the third time in the past 10 years. Caruthersville voters h»vo rejected a proposal to build und operate a municipal power plant nere. They voted in a special election ' Secretary here yesterday by a three to one majority against a $200.000 bond issue to finance construction of a municipal power plant. Similar proposals had been voted on in 1933 and in 1931. Unofficial tabulations placed the while 448 voted in favor of the proposal, n was pointed out __M[NT Consent Would Be Required For Delivery Of Materials Abroad 3N. Ma State Cordell Hull and President Roosevelt's senate leaders were understood today to be Interested in a compromise Briush-akl bill ajmendmerit that would prohibit land or naval forces from delivering defense articles chned a little less than normal, the thal in both previous elections i bank said in its monthly survev. sma11 margin of the votes favorec part of it—the trouble making part 01 it. He mnd«. The report revealed that business declined in both number lities. compared with December and January of the previous year. Textile activity in the district reflected in the consumption of cotton by mills in Georgia. Alabama and Tennessee, advanced six clear that adminis- Knox. New York Cotton open high low Mar. . 1040 1042 1038 May . 1038 1041 1036 July . 1028 1032 1027 Oct. .. 994 999 994 Dec- .. 99? 998 992 Jan. .. 992 • 99S 998 prev. close close 1042 1041 1039 1038 1030 1030 999 995. 997 993 996 992 tnuion of the lend-lease bill will be handled by two divisions after its enactment—a policy' making group comprised of Mr." Roosevelt, the .secretaries of state, war. navy and treasury and their military, naval and fiscal advisors: and. the production group of OPM handling the specific industrial problems of providing- arms to be made available to Britain and other de- New Orleans Cotton Non-Fighting Irish per cent in January to a new high i level that was 15 per cent above that of January 1040. The rate of pig iron production m the Alabama area reached successive peaks in November and December and declined one per cent in January, coal production in Alabama and Tennessee was up four per cent from December and was the highest for any month in about 11 years. The report stated that construction contract* during 1940 approximated §488,000.000. a total that previously only favored the proposal, "out the margin was not .sufficient for a majority vote. The proposed system would have cost the amount 01 the bond issue, itemized as follows: Power plant complete, including motors, engines, etc.. $115.700; distribution system! $65.000; engineering. $9.185; interest during construction, 53,000; miscellaneous equipment $3.500; land, S2.000; surplus cash to begin operations. $1.615. These figures were obtained from the results of a survey made by Russell and Axon. St. Louis engineering concern, which charged the city of Carttthcrsville $1250 for the .survey, but offered to refund this sum if the bond issue was successfully voted and the firm was named amendment WHS suggested by Sen. Joseph C. O'Mahoncy. D., Wyo.. a supporter of tin- bill, !U Jd """•' »i nine or number to clmllenuc a Clmnan army ntlack- l»K from BulBurin und that Greece could obtain better terms now than »1 tor an attack. He su^estcd also that Turkey WHS certain 10 remain on the- de- A Balkan military Inform tint n.s- surted thai Turkey hud 500.000 men »» Thrace, its European area, to "U'cl- a passible German attack H wits indicated that LHIO.OOO n-- Inlurcemums hud boon quietly con- centrnLed in Thrace within the •loLlr T" 1 " l ° 8tren Bihen the 300,000 who -had been thmv for months. Six Gorman divisions, totaling upwards of 90.000 men, have already taken their positions in Bul- feiirla, it was Reported In reliable quarters, und 14 more, to make a total of 300.000. arc Allowing them. iT 90,000 into Position So K rc«t 'is the German troop movement, involving the transport of vast quantities of equipment in addition to the men themselves, that it was reported It might tuke to supervise plant. construct ion of the Mar. May -July Oct. dec- •Jan. open 1047 1041 1032 1000 . 997 . 994 high low 1052 1047 1046 .041 1038 1032 1000 1000 1000 1GOO 998 994 close 1049 1044 1036 1000 1000 1000 prev 1043 1043 1033 999 997 993 Stock Prices A T & T Ain Tobacco Anaconda Copper Bethlehem Steel Chrysler .. ''''' Cities Service Coca Cola General Electric General Motors Int Harvester .." Montgomery Waid ........ 37 i_ N Y Central p l -•> North Am Aviation 14 Packard ° 3-4 Phillips '..''"" 36 1-4 ^^O 4 T-ft Republic Steel Socony Vacuum Studebaker Standard Oil N J ..... Texas Corp U S Steel 161 1-8 69 24 1-4 78 1-4 66 1-8 4 1-2 94 1-4 32 3-8 42 5-8 48 19 1-8 8 1-2 6 3-8 34 35 1-2 57 Livestock Hcg.s 12500—11000. Top 790. 170-230 Ibs. 775-785. 140-160 Ibs. 675-725. Bulk sows 650-700. Cattle 3500. Si. steers 750-14. Individual heifers up to 975 SI. heifers 700-12. Beef .cows, 675-725. Cutters & low cutters 450-600. j The sixth district includes the j states of Louisiana, Mississippi, l Alabama. Tennessee. Georgia and i Florida. Strike Stops Work On Air Field Joh DAYTON. Ohio, March 4 <UP;The second walkout of 400 building trades workers within a month tied uo ; Civic Group Wants To Coooerale With Other Bodies In Project Chamber army aircorns " The "youngster" of Blythf-ville civic organizations, the Junior of Commerce, will co- he American Legion and other civic groups in seeking T,, ... -' "Boys 1 Club" here, members tie- ihe stiike reportedly was called j tided last night at the first regular Decause the war department had i monthly meetiny of the club ' ordered a contractor employing CIO Fifty Jaycee/met lost ni^'ht at members reinstated to a project The Dayton Building Trades Council, an A. F. of L. affiliate, ordered the original walkout because of the presence of CIO workmen" at the field. Lo get into position. It was reported that the Ger, . , --, miuvs ^tended to own \wus designed to head off long, I radio .station In the building which bitter tloor fights over the Ellen- ''" ' • - - b WIUC " d^er amendment—barring use of U. S. armed forces outside the western hemisphere—and a proposed ban on U. 3- naval convoys of British or American merchant- ships. Reports of compromise possibilities in O'Mnhoney's proposal came as Sen. H. H. Schwartz. D.. Wyo., charged in the somite thnt "we are now killing time while the Germans are killing English women and children, and infirm." iho aged and formerly housed the Bulgarian Mll- Unry Acjulemy, Usually reliable InfonnunLs said that plans were well advanced to declare Sofia an open city in hope that the British would not bomb -It nncl that the war ministry uus be-' Ing. moved to the Bnnkin .suburb j miles from the center of the, ! and Italian today. The <icrnmns. It said, put llnt- i.sli iiniHired t'ormntions to nnd captured prlsom-rs iniitrrial. I^Ue !asl month tlu- saiil German forces h:ul ctush- ed with tlw ItrilLsh 101) miles south of Hi'itutuui, tukinn prisoners and rupturing armored vehicles. The IJriUsJi said there liiui licen a clash west of HI ARhella ami that the Germans uud been routed. LONDON. Mureli -I. (UP) — British shipping losses for the war have passed 3,0<M).(K)t> tons, the admiralty disclosed today in unnouneiiitf thai durinj; ihe H'eek cniled February '& the British lost 13 .ship* " totaling 5:i,H34 tons. In addition one allied vessel of 7,0:H tons was lost. AtithoriLttivc qunrters pointed oul that during' the we«k reviewed by the admiralty Adolf Hitler claimed that Germany destroyed £lf>,WM) tons of shiu- |dii{;- in two dayB. Loss or i-i ships n'ljre.s'cnted a sizcahlu Jncreasc (>vcr the previous week when 12 ships '>7.(i.'Ki Ions U'Ctv sunk. Tin: military school and all army burrncks also will b« moved the suburbs. It WJLS said. All members of the British to battles that mean so much for the ultimate preservation of our own liberty, freedom and democracy. we try to reach an agreement on when we will bt- permitted to vote," he said. "While Britain calls lor help in Utm und consular staff were reo'dy •-• tor tjuisk evacuation . The first disorder since the German march started broke out late last night, toward the end of Bul- gsirla's strange independence day. KivnJ factions of students hold n free for all in n main .street lacing King Boris' palace Police intervened swiftly, dispersed tho rioters and arrested .several them. It wa.s asserted that there was no political significance in the Hctt-1 Noble and conducted the or-, yaniwuion'.s first routine business. Two new members were accepted tc. (ilament 65 charter members. The local group decided to co- Defense Class Starts With Enrollment Of 20 STEELE, Mo.. Mar. 4. - Two fiyht weeks courses, in welding and woodworking, wen- staricd at Slefle high .school Monday nif;ht fis par 1 , of iht- dclonsc program. Hcberi Lawrence is instructor in welding anil Escro Hu-Jiies is in- struttor in woodworkijii;. Each •-• runs tor a period of eight fok.v and instructions require three hems per day for live dajs fif Hit woo!:. A lurftc enrollment) is expected. A in mechanics was start- -fi at ihr Cooler !Ii«h School, instrurtrr is Chri.s Wcintxell and his enioilnu-nt lo duU.; i.s mot>' than twenty. Those enrolled in these defense c.'as.M'i.s will rect-ivc practical in- .•-rriicfiont- hut they will not be al- loui-d Lo -.make any product in Competition with tradesmen or in- cnstry. it was stated. of noting and that students of all political tinge were involved. Mere petty name-calling .started the Hyht. It was said. Guess Who work, on a Si.500,000 expansion pro- • scrin ^ n gram at Wright Field to keeu pace Carnegie cperare with the Junior Osceola ... "" " "" ~~~\ Todays walkout suspended all Chamber of Commerce in *pon- Want lO Join CCC? lecture series by the Dale 4 I \17 U f\ii' keep pace ^ arm ^« i lecturers at Oscoola from Apply Weltare UltlCC ! with the national defense emery- ' March 10 to M. ency. Tlie first strike on January An installation banquet v.a.s set County Welfare Director Marvin 2" lasted two days beca.u.^e of the ' or Marc!l '-' l at Hotel Noble. The' c -_ Crittenden said today that 200 public will be invited to the staff; Mississippi county young men aged banquet, along with members of: J7 ~23 are needed by various neighboring Jayroo.s' 'ianixations. importation iail.S". of four CIO electric' V. S. WEATHER FORECAST j L. TT-f'1'4' ASK Utilities Members To , . —. and mucn cola«; tonight. Lowest temperature •SSJl^yJ^- Highest 24. and much LITTLE ROCK. March 4 <UP) — Well informed sources predicted the resignation of Thoma April 1 for or- i enrolment in CCC camps from this county, and that applications will •be taken either at Osceola or Bl>- ; thcville at the Welfare office. Crittenden said approximately 26 ' een received to j others interest- | ed. who meet eligibility require-, Picture of domestic bliss is this --film actress Nancy Kelly and Edrnond O'Brien after marriage; ei™i°> an muc c - ; ^rfay the resignation of Thomas fiir wSh U -i T St , 24 ' Wednesday, Pitzhugh and W. H. Blalock of the turU i, th r y sm§ tempera- : state utilities commission would be afternoon. Highest 30. j asked son by Governor Adkins. • -Fair and colder, j Adkins at a, press conference re- below freezing in the: fused to comment but his advisors central portions and said Arkansas should have lower the. extreme .south j electric and gas rates and that a fair | new commission might find asolu- j Uon to the- problem. ribth near continued/ cold. : ments. will be accepted if they apply within the next few days. | The quota of 20 from this county is one of the largest in the state, j Last January this county sent a i large enrolment list of "l70.boys! and an additional 25 left here on Feb. 24. No one knows .what the wild ancestors of domestic cattle looked like, nor where they lived. Condition Of World Wai- Ace Injured In Plane Crash Still Critical ATLANTA, Gtt., March 4. (,UP)—. dipt. Eddie V. RIckenbacker today was reported resting comfortably and "slightly improved" at Piedmont Hospital, where he has been buttling to recover from injuries suffered in the crash ot" tin Eastern Air Lines plane. Rickcnbackcr, world war ace und president of AEL, went to sleep at midnight and continued to rest through the early morning hours without needing sedatives, attendants reported, adding that this Indicated the shock which had | handicapped the famed flier's re• covery was receding. ! Rickenbackrr, however, still was J on the hospital's -critical" Use ! and doctors emphusi/ed hu was not out of danger. No attempt has yet been made to patch up his hip. which was fractured in the crash. The prolonged shock and difficulty of breathing because of broken rib-s had sapped Rickenbackers strength so that he fell into 3 comatose- condition early yesterday, but after a blood transfusion, the second in 24 hours, he reilied. Last night he had a ham sandwich and two glasses 01 bet'r. The sandwich was his first solid nourishment since he was admitted to the hospital last Thursday a few- hours after the crash. Rlckenbacker still was in an oxygen tent. Ity United Press Kussia intervened today as an uncarded entry in the.big Halkan diplomatic struggle Jwiiitf fought out between Germany and Great Britain, and in the words from Mo.s- nnv British .sources read a warning lo Adolf Hitler— "ki'i'p your hnnri.s oh" Turkey." "•:• Tills afternoon radio at Ankara reported that German Ambassador 1'i-nnx Von Pnnni had delivered a message from Hitler to inonu of Turkey and out the .story cnine n report from a axis sourer thnt the message contiiiued assurances that Germany has no intention of attacking Tuc- koy or the Dardanelles, but this report didn't coincide with those brought, buck to Ankara bv travelers. They said German troops and iimk.s had arrived on the Bulga»»» -side of the Turkish front just 100 miles from the Dardanelles. Uirkfy. expecting diplomatic pressure to conn; from Germany, stood firm and Ankara radio took frequent verbal punches at the Reich U disclosed that Russia had warned Bulgaria that its policy was calculated not to forward pence but to .sprout! the war and '•hat Bulgaria could not expect support, ...,.., Jteuria Gets Report i-o fur as was made Known uddrcjKccI only Bulgaria NnMirally. however, its disapproval was assumed (a extend to Oer- many's notion in sending an army l.o Bulgaria, it. had been reported several weeks ago that Russia agreed to sivm,.a .new" trade, agreement with Germany only on condition that Germany keep its army- out of Bulgaria). Russian newspapers had published the bare tact that Bukaria adhered to the derma n-Itallan- Japanese axis Saturday. There had been no mention of 'ho fuel.*tlmt. as Bulgaria signed the adherence pact, German troops entered the country. At midnight last night, however, the radio broadcast to the <vcricl and tlu- official news agency Tms announced, that Russia had ?xp-"c«sefi its disapproval of Bui- '-'tu-in's consent, in the German military occupation. . : Ivan AJtinotr. chief of the political bnreuu of the Bulgarian foreign office, had informed the Russian, minister at Sofia, Alexander Lav- rishchev. Saturday—the day -that r Julirnrla signed the axis pact— '•lint Bulgaria had consented to the '.•nlrance of German troops. Yesterciar A. V. Vlshinsky. deputy commissar for foreign affairs, informed the Bulgarian minister to Russia, Ivan StamenofT. bluntly of Russia's disapproval. Russian sources remained silent on the Implications of the Russian warning. But the communique issued by Tass was p?ain: ( "On March l the representative of the ministry for foreign affairs of Bulgaria AltinorT made a statement to the Russian minister In Bulgaria Lavrischev that the Bul- "nrJan jrovcrnment gave its consent •o the dispatch of German troops lo Bulgaria, having In view the cre.servation of peace in the Bal- Here's personification of "As busy as a one-armed paperhanger ; . . N Paul Cardinal of y is a gagd oae. kans. "On March 3 Deputy People's Commissar for Foreign Affairs Vishinsky conveyed to \he Bulgarian Minister Stamenotf the following reply: "'In reply to the communication of the Bulgarian government conveyed March l of this year through- the Minister of the Soviet Union in Bulgaria Lavrischev by the 'vnresentntive oi the ministry for foreign affairs of Butearia AltinorT to the effect that Bulgaria agreed to the dispatch of German troops to Bulgaria and that this action pursues peace aims in the Balkans, the Soviet government deems it. necessary to state that: "Firstly, the Soviet government can not share the opinion of the SHffht Fire Damage Bulgarian government as to the cmgiii me i/am<igc correc t uess O f the letter's position in this matter since this position. irrespective of the desire of the Bulgarian government, does not lead to the consolidation of ueace .-. .. .,-,,,! but to an extension of the sphere Firemen easily extinguished ihe !<jf wap flnd (0 Blllga|1a beiu j in . volved in it: " 'Second, in view of ih!s the .Soviet government, true to Us policy of peace, can not render any support to the Bulgarian govern^ ment in the application of Its oresent policy. " 'The Soviet government Is com- i pellecl to make the present statement especially in view of the, —— - fact that the Bulgarian press freely open high low close circulates rumors fundamentally May- 613-8 611-4 6G3~i 61 1-81 misrepresenting- the real position Sept. 601-8 603-4 60 601-4 of the Soviet union.' n • - Dr. Boyd's Home Has A roof fire at the servant's home of Dr. D. L. Boyd. 915 West Chick- asiuvba. resulted in .small damage at 8:10 a. m. todav. Chicago Wheat May Sept. open 83 79 high 83 1-2 791-4 low 823-4 783-4 close 83 ! 79 1-4 ! i

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