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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, October 26, 1939
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Commander And Cre\\ Must Have Been Drunk To Waste Ammunition i Tills Is (lie second of a series of. fcur stories on German U-boat" activity against American shipping during the World War. t » « BV SAMUEL TAYLOR MOOItr Written for N1CA Service Fishermen on Cape Cod slil chuckle _fthcn they tel) you Die story of n raiding U-boat's comic opera engagement with a railroad tug and fcur barges off Oileans (he morning ot July 21, 1918. Whether Kapllari-Iculiitmt von. Oldenburg of the U-150 was drunk with beverages, or meiely with success, they cannot say. No submarine 'commander in his .senses would have wasted three torpedoes on the unimpressive targets this one selected. Nn\y crews had been fruitlessly searching fcr U-boats by sea nnrt by air, but It was the privilege r of cape..Cod natives nud summer see one in action. Most of the. taller were still In bed when Die 0-168 sent Its torpedoes shuttling; across the watei towards he ,435-ton tug Perth Ambcy with Its four barges in tow. ^ AH three charges inLsscd, so von Oldenburg popped his vessel to the surface. Foi the next hour and/it' half his crew demonstrated the poorest -.-innrksnianslitp seen since Aunt Tillie tried to rinjr the bl» gcng in the Coney Island shooting gallery Just as Aunt Tillie finally climbed over the counter to make sure ..she .wouldn't miss, so the submarine closed In on its targets, jt finally sank the four barges nnrt set the tug On fire. , \ Attracted' by the shooting, pe'o- ple lined tlie shoreline like fans at a Softball game. Ccnst guaidsuicn fired with lifles from (he shove, but the sub was just out ot range. „ SEAPLANES ADD THEIR BIT * Rom Chatham naval base, four seaplanes joined tlie attack. Their s bombs failed I;, go off. It uas'saicl OcrmJm spies had tampered with Big U-Boat Can Carry Many Supplies . BLYTHEVILLE .(ARK.)' COURIER .NEWS Southern States Also Suf. fer From Extended Dry ••-•-1 -> • 1 ^ COLO, enod Ry BIUJCE CATCTON Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, Oct. 25,-Whlle tlie nation's attention has been centered on (he European war. a major disaster has developed inside tilt* Untied States. • One of the worst autumn drouths on record has parched farm lands In 30 states. Confused mass migra- li:ns or stricken' farm families are beginning In northeastern Texas and in Oklahoma. The Farm Security Administration reports that 115,000 families are In urgent need. Afi informal committee of congressmen and senators , is studying the siluiUi:n and | s preparing to Supplies for miuiy months ami shells for many attacks couhl be cnrrled iermnn raider U-15G. Her sister ship, Die U-155, Is shown above. In the huge Imlk of the cached the Norwegian const. Of the parents of an 8!'- pound sat lx submarines operated on this born Monday afternoon at the icto cl the Atlantic, she was the Methodist Hospital In Memphis The only one to fail to return safely baby has been named Earl Marn /"Invmam- • - - n.\ r('l,~ .*. n it. t. « . * _ -. them. Six seamen were wounded by ing banks He captured tlie gum of the U-15G, mil the tug" itself still floated nntl was salvaged. After this opera bouffc, von Oldenburg sailed for the fi'sh- .— --. r n : trawler, armed it with a deck gun and bent It out to destroy unsuspecting fhhcimon; If .von Oldenburg 01 his crew were drunk at.the time cf the'at- tack on the barges, they had reason for celebration. During the week preceding, the U-15G had been laying mines - along the lanes to New York -haiborj j j $ j j If Tiro days before' (He ! Cipe Cod farce, one of these mines" claimed the nrmcred cruiser Sun Diego, only u. B Navy fighting ship sunk on this side ot the Atlantic. Only t! U&tM among tfthe ?.orijctrl-"ant! tn'icn when the 14,ODO ton .vessel .with 30-odd'guns, went dOHn off'Fire SK livej crew off ^80 Island SAN'K f 34',S»I?S> ' '^i ' The. U-15G lind \eft Germain-; about June is:Ten days Inter,slie: sank Ihe>'4n5-toi] British 'steRmer- Tertnguero, first of this U-boat's "bag" of 34 vessels .aggregating 9S nnn. lr\*\r. ' t • • 2o,000- tons. Disguised as a steamer, she crept up on the U S S Lake Bridge in mid-Atlantic" July 5. Tlie Lake: .Bridge returned fire and outdistanced the raider'after a-h'ot fight Two days later : the U-15G sank coffee)-: i i- the 1987-ton Norwegian bark Ma NEXT: Why the crew o[ llift U-151 missed a Ilroadway .show. Caruthersville Society— : Personal Eiisteni Slur Mcels Forty officers and members of the Eastern Star" met at the Masonic Hall here Tuesday night. Special guesUyfor tl»e evening .were Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Hcmlrlckson, Social -Matron mid Social''PaIron of x Poplar Bluff. : , Mrs. Lotmle B. Markey, .Worthy Matron, gave a report of the Grand Chapter meeting held recently at St. Ijouis. Following her report, a social hour was held. and those present received favors Jn the Halloween motif. Mrs. H. T/ Simpson and members of her committee served refreshments at the end of the evening. - - « * * • . Euterlains at Bridge :Mrs. Pi-nnfe-A. Daniels enterlam- ed a group cf friends al.bridge at at her home Monday ntternoon. High score prtoc-, a magazine rack, was won by Mrs. Fred Henley. Mrs: Charles .Walton won low, a Mexican picture, and Mrs. Pete Robertson bridgeoed and was awarded a pair cf pillow slips. .The hostess served pic and coffee after flic games. . . #' : • + livejy-rayton Miss Virginia Paylon of Tiplon- ville, Twin., and Fred S. Lively of Elaine, Ark., were united 'in marriage at the Methodist church at 9:00 o'clock Sunday night. The Rev, W. L, Meyer performed Hie single ring ceremony, The couple' was at- tin. The mother is the former Miss Earuestlne Martin. Mr, and Mrs. J. M. Cook of Walnut nidge, Ark., spent Tucsda> evening and'Wednesday with their stn, Jack Langdon,-niul Mrs. Lansdon. - ' Earl Long has been confined to his home this week with a cold. Mr. anil Mrs. O. W. Chllton spent the weekend In Van Buren, Mo, with relatives. Mrs, Drury Long and daughter, Elizabeth of Braggadocio were Caruthersville visitors Mchclay. Those from Caruthersvllle who attended the district assembly meeting of the Rcbebah Lodge at Steclc Tuesday were: Mrs, John Gaddy, Mrs. Katie Teroy, Mrs, Thomas Cnlthvcll, Mrs. Marguerllc Coker and Mrs. W. P. Robertson Sr. Miss Lucille Lncey returned to her home Monday after a weekend. with friends In Kenuett. ' ' Mark Smith of Blythcvllle spent' Tuesday with his sister, Mrs. Frank' Wilks. R. L. Long ot Unlpntown, Ala, Is a business visitor in Carulhers- vlllc this week. Chns. Kramer of Kcnnett spent Sunday here -with relatives. Mrs. Merlin 'Prance ot Kemictt, nccqmpanled by her mother, Mrs. H. A. WnHrlyi and daughters, Betty nntl Miss Miixine Waltrip of Clark- Ion, were In Caruthersville Sunday wild Mr. and Mrs. Cobb McAdnms. Mr. and Mrs., Ed Heichcrt are the jpn rents tf a baby girl born Sunday morning. ,- Pierce Ncclcy wont to Memphis. Wednesday for a checkup after his recent operation. Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Crysler and H. A. Warren left Wednesday for St.:-Louis. Mr. Crysler ntut Mr. Warren, will return to tills city ''Friday and Mrs. Cryslcr will remain fcr u visit With relatives. ; Mrs. Paul Horncr and Mrs. E. C. Pierce spent Monday In Memphis. U. S, Communist Leader Indicted Hie great plains area "and southeastern states, it does tiny cue of the _ „. fcctcd. In any drouth-area state there ill be one county where there is harvest, and no pasturage, and Earl Browder. Genera) Secretary of the Communist Party in the United States, and often its candidate for President, was arrested in the New York Federal Building after a U. S. Grand Jury had indicted him for alleged false passport applications, iltc offense in the two-count indictment carries a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment and $2000 fine rosa. Tlie crew was permitted, to load boats before the vessel wtv shelled. Tlie captain ot the Norwegian schooner Manx King, 1729 tons, protested ' that she was neutral when stopped by the U-156. "I am sorry," replied the German boarding officer, "but slie carries contraband. I will give you "-- ample time to provision ycxir ' boats; then I must sink your ship." FISHING FLEET , '' SUFFERS FROM RAIDS - After the barge affair,' von Oldenburg turned -to the fishing fleets near Seal' Island, Nova s;o' tia. There the U-156 destroyed sev- i cral .motor schocners On August 5, after sinking two Canadian schooners, the U-156 put down the 4868-ton Canadian tanker Luz Blanca, which had struck a mine earlier In the day.' Three days laler the 3031-ton Swedish steamship Sydland, chartered by the allies for use as a ? Belgian relief ship, was overhauled. When the captain could not produce a license from the German ->, government to prove that his vessel was a relief ship, the u-156 promptly, shelled her. •The submarine made two more attacks on the fishing fleets, each , tlnie claiming R heavy toll * After sinking the British stcam- ' er • Eric, 583 tons, the U-156 - stopped the Willie G. Finding there f we_re. f not enough dories aboard to J i laid crews of both vessels, the U- k U boat captain let the second vesse s £•„ go- ashore unharmed —? -. A few days later the U-156 began r ,lier homeward trip. Attempting to , : run .the-northern mine - barrage •v \, laid by* the Urtlted states Navy ''j; from-"Scotland to the Norwegian 7 f epa>t, she struck an explosive. • •'"Vmaged, the U-15C floundered, ot her crew of CO, only 21 I'EO; ; Meets' Mrs. JjickHopke and Mrs. John Sawyer Sr. .-were .'joint lioslesses at he regular meeting .of Ihe p. E. O. Monday ^afternoon. Abcut 17 iiiem- jcrs were present. -After' a short jusiness meeting, Mrs. "Zaida' Colins gave a^report of the convention in Houston, Tex.,"which'she attended last week. At the close of the meeting the hostesses served a dessert course. • » • Wednesday Aftcrnoooii Cluli Members of the Wednesday Afternoon Club motored lo'keimclt for a luncheon at the of Mrs. Paul King, Mrs. Verna Brooks was a guest of the club. » • * : Mrs. Charles B. Wnlson spent Monday in Memphis. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sllgar spent the weekend in Bertrand, Jto. visiting Mr. Sligar's parents. Mrs. Frank Wtlks spent Wednesday afternoon with relatives and friends in Blythevllle. Mr. and Mi's. Earl Coppage are 1%': tended by Miss Bcrnlce Cnrlew of Tiplcnvillc nnd John R. Anders IN THE DISTRICT COURT' OP LI of Memphis. . • .- ' THE UNITED STATES FOUJMoa RK-oo-n Club Meets Miss -Damn"'.Phillips nnd Mrs. Ja'e};.'.;Mopre ^nvcl'e.r guests, of jt|xc ne-oo ; u;CIub, ;which;met Tuesday, night at the home' of Miss Ernestine Wilks. High score prize, guest soap, was won by Miss Mary Jane Crys- icr.'Miss Tntnm bridgccd nnd"was nwnrdci). n, powder puff. At .'the (close/of the evening: the hostess ..'served'a sn'lnd plntc niicl- .Canada Keads "Mem Kampl" •WINNIPEG, Man. (UP)-A 10- ceut condensed version of Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" Is one of Canada's best sellers, according "to S. J. Gundy, Toronto representative of the Oxford University Press. In three -weeks about. 5,000 copies of the booklet were sold. : .War Costs Monks' lif.inls LEI CHE SHE It, Eng. (UP)— , 'onks at St. Bernard's Mosastery DIVISION ; Charmvaod Forest, Leichestersliirc' EASTERN DISTRICT,were proud of their beards. That • \vas before the crisis. Now they are In , the i Ma Her ..of) '.G. ;He"i-in'an OrcaiO iBlylhevllle, '• Ark. ) 1 ~In ' Bankruptcy 'V No.'2005 ' NOTICE OF , OHDEU F1X1 V.THIE FOK.'FILING OBJEt •'•-, TIONS-' Tq niSCIIAUGE , To '.the . Creditors of--.lhe'- above nanvctl^bankruplt, nnd other- parties' in' interest:' \ Notice is hereby given Ihat on Ihe 24th <lny of August, 1939, nn order wns made In the above entitled proceeding, fixing (lie ,27th day of November, 1939.- as the last 'day 1 for the filing of objections to (lie 'discharge of'said'bankrupt. " Dated this 25th day. of Oclober, .clean-shaven. . They found that beards ! 'rrmU : gas masks lUdn'ti go well together;.. . ,'..:• ' ' ; .-_„ - Sixty-two. thousand animals arc FIXING!,slaughtered ami'ually in sa'crificial BJEC-"--. wCrship to Confucius in China.. /11- • -A '.__•_ •' SIRIK[S [ISMS „ Congress adjourns. ' Hgiires show the jicrcnntugc of nornial rninfiill which has fallen in Department of Agriculture peo- " ie arcas they cover dm\ug !he first three weeks of October pie say that this drouth is freak- - crops.are being gathered.'in some localities adjoining farms will show similar contrasts. SOUTH SUFFERS THE MOS'l' In northern Mississippi, Arkansas -.^j,., ... (inLiaLLa tut. vt'UiVUU.UUU L11L t Ojlfl OSSDlCl and parts of Alabama, the situation aio talking about will be 'non is worse, because heavy floods last spring devastated many farms. After the fiords subsided, the nearly destitute farmers managed to get a crop in tuid hoped for the best. But the autumn drouth dashed their hopes. Congressman Wall Doxey cf Mississippi, a member of the drouth committee, says conditions In his district are desperate. •"We've got a nearly complete crop failure, not only of cotton but also of corn and garden truck," he says. "The cotton crop isn't running 20 per cent of normal, and we don't have enough c:rn to feed our chickens until Thanksgiving. Folks down there are selling everything they have just to gel enough to eat." Congressman Francis Case of South Dakota says the drcuth in the Black Hills area is the worst ever experienced there. His own district illustrates the spotty nature ot the drouth; ot its 2-1 counties, ab:ut a third are gelling in good crops while another third report extremely bad conditions—with the rest reporting that they are at least able to get in enough feed for their livestock. NEED MOKi: MONEY FOIt DISTRESSED Farm Security Administration, NOTICE Female Pointer picked up in Scnath, Mo., he- longs to someone in Bly- Uicviile. For information call • '-.•• • Ernest Kalsel! at the Uustic Inn ' 1939. ' F. C. MULLINIX, • Referee In Bankruptcy. NU-WA Laundry-Cleaners Phone 180 For Prompt Laundry and Cleaning Stove and Furnace OIL * Diesel & Tractor FUEL "DUT^'MT 1 DAY NIGHT rnUINJL 353 166 Y " :' Barnsdall Refining Corporation America's Olilest Oil Kefhicry C. B. Wood, Jr., Agent DUO-THERM POWER-AIR,,,, YEAR-ROUND COMFORT Greoler comfort of lower cosl! That's what you get from the new 1940 fuel oil Duo-Therm! Power-Air, tlie latest heating development, forces ceiling heat down to the floor drives even, comfortable heat to every corner . . . and saves 5% in fuel costs I And when you want quick haol —open Duo-Therm's radiant door and get a flood of heat that soaks clear through you in a jiffy! Many beautiful models to choose from. And remember, they cost no more than ordinary heaters. ? 82.50 AS LITTLE AS SMALL DOWH PAYMENTS EASY TERMS SPECIAL NOTEi Duo-Therm's Power-Air helps you keep cool in summer... by pouting out a brisk 27-mik-an-hour brcezel HARDAWAY APPLIANCE CO. J. W. ADAMS, i\lgr. 5th nnrt Main :, Severity Of THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2G, 1939 ««f. / 'Tails'"jT.sPV^y^-o-1 47%'5o;J 142 ^ ISSK^A^ •-"I--..-4 > r ms^y^-V'v ;.) S.D?«T» < nrw . m /«!«•} x whj^ 44 *7Wh . i . ^ ^ ' V X ; 90& ; ^ falllllles ' ?<*? """F s . :on At " ls to need applications from 100,000 families, a far higher total than the money wculd cover. December and January, money hlcli was set aside for that purpose is • still available and can be drawn on for the drouth emer- ency; but it will have tj lie replaced, and the estimate Is that the $50,000,000 the congressmen too ninch. If heavy rains come now they won't undo much <:f the damage to this fall's crops, but they will help winter wheat planted during the last few wecfa. For unless the drouth ends pretty soon the seed won't spr:nt. Incidentally, (he drouth brought an unexpectedly high percentage of- compliance with AA.Vs crop insurance .and acreage control program in tiic wheat belt. Expecting a high war demand next, year, many farmers bad been refusing [.3 go in on the program and were planning (o sow lots of «inter wheat. The drouth upset their plans.; nnd now there is a rush to get in on the program. Archers' Preserve Market! Out PHOENIX, Ariz. (UP) — State Game Warden William Santclle has announced the creation of an "Archers Paradise." It will ecn- sist of approximately 100 square miles in the mountain area of the state where archers will'be allowed to use bows and arrows in the killing of everything from prairie do.,', to benf. Tinted Grasshoppers Vanish PHOENIX, Ariz. U1P)—Last yenr tlie Department cf Agriculture caught 50,000 grasshoppers and branded them with an indelible red pigment to trace their migrations. This year the experiment will not be repeated. None of the red-branded grasshoppers ever came back or ever were seen afterward. Collegian Teaches Arclicry SAN JOSE, Cnl. (UP)—Ray Day, pre-cnglneer : freshman at State College, IMS found a new way of paying hts way. He has opened, an.I archery gallery near the campus r ntiil gives lessens in archery. Gay has Uu; distinction of having killed a deer with a bow and arro.v. For Best Results in Baking—Use ihibley's Jest FLOUR ASK YOUR GROCER Taste this Great Kentucky Bourbon ...The Whiskey with v - E - ™° F YEARS OLD. CO??.. ,,39. SCHENlEr DlSmiEBS COW.. H.Y.C. 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