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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTH18AST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOl.lttlR XXXVIII—NO. 7. Blytheville Dally News Blytheville Courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Lender J.U..VT1IKV1LLE, AKKANSAS, TURSDAY, MARCH L'5, I {'Ml SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS- BROADWAY Hv WALTER WINCHBLL NEWSPAPER STUFF: Herbert Agar, editor of ihe Louisville Courier-Journal, thinks newspapers .should lake responsibility for the opinions they print. He is against "personal journalism," lie told a publishers' meeting, us practiced by Lippmann, Alsop and D. Thompson. It's easy for Editor Agar to say so. He's boss of the sheet, and li'i:', editorials--all superb—are pan of the policy he himself .sets. But he's a queer one to belittle personal journalism. The Courier- Journal was the home of one of r.he greatest opinion-staters of them all--Massa Henry Watterson! . . . Meet Jane Doe-pe! Oracle Allen goi into a cab in front of her house, and gave the driver the address she was leaving. "That's where you are!" he said. "Oh," she replied vaguely, "then maybe you'd better take me back." . . . Max Mefoof- sky and a friend stopped in front of a Fourteenth street theater where two headliners were advertised (Molly Picon and the Four Mills Brothers), beside a line of 16 chorus girls, a name band, dou- blo feature movies and screeno—all for 15 cents. "Let's go in." said his pal. "Not so fast," hesitated Max. "I like Molly and the Mills boys. I am crazy for stage shows and pretty girls. Swing is for me, and I would ulzo enjoy two movies. But I never win" Way Now Believed Clear For Assault On Greece; Italian Commander Quits ^w Same Birthday—Century Apar KILL STERN, the top sports announcer, whose sartorial taste runs to sjxjrts jackets, wa.s happy to hear that his home town was thinking- of erecting a statue of him. "That'll be the first statue." said a heckler, "with a belt in the back." . . . Lawrence Languor of the Theater Guild says it came from a pal in Glasgow. It's about the anti-Fascist in Italy who was sentenced to death, but was given his choice of execution. He elected lo be shot by an Italian anti-aircraft batalllon. And so he was hoisted to a high pole and shot at, j When a fortnight had elapsed he was taken down—having died ol" pneumonia. . . . The other day Jack Gilford of "Meet the People" dined with Bess Johnson, the radio actress. They gabbed about the best way to deliver lines. Jack is an advocate of "The Throw-Away School"—Bess prefers to "punch" her stuff. To settle It. Jack invited her' to see "Meet the People" to demonstrate -what he meant, but •the night-' she wa.s there he was home ill. The next day she sent him this telegram: "Greatest piece of .underacting I ever saw. Hardly knew you were there. Bess." OF ALL THINGS! Augusta Wailace of "Tobacco Road" felt that she'd like to help refugees from Germany. Through the Quakers, i;he arranged to give a party lor some of Chem. A generous gesture, indeed. And. what did the actress get out of -it? A case of German - measles. . . . Bill Hardy overheard a union delegate approach a picketing stagehand in front of a Forty-fourth Street theater with an' invitation to attend a labor meeting the next afternoon. "Can't make it tomorrow." the picket said. "I've got a matinee." . . . George Kelly relays the one about the two Englishmen racing to an air-raid shelter during a terrific bombing. Gne suddenly stopped and said: "Oh, I say. Give me a scare, will you? I've got the hic-enps!" . . . Then there's the delightful novelette about the Londoner who. after nn air raid, tried to reconcile with his estranged wife. "Why don't you go back." she sneered. " to the woman you've been living with for 15 years?" "Can't." was the Retort Wonderful, "she's been bombed tty United Germany swept a reluctant,j .Jugoslavia into the Axisj camp today and cleared the way for a powerful Nazi challenge to (Jreat Britain from the Aegean to the mid-Mediterranean. It appeared thai all bets were down and that ihe principal bel- ligerants, Britain "and Germany. \voukl now come to grips in a major Mediterranean-African-Balkan conflict coincident with mass air attacks on the British Isles and a desperate sea war intended to .starve them. Developments today: 1. Jugoslavia joined the Axis at Vienna with a reservation against passage of German troops across her territory and a guarantee that her sovereignty and territorial integrity will be respected. 2. Russia gave Turkey the green light to co-operate with Britain and Greece in defense of the Dardanelles, and her vital interests in the Balkan war zone. 3. Japan's foreign minister sped toward Berlin where he is due tomorrow after discussions in Moscow which may blossom into a Russo - Japanese non - aggitession pact. The pieces In the jigsaw puiizte of war were slipping into place so rapidly that it seemed possible to see the outline of events of the immediate future. Signal for the start ot" action was expected to be a Nazi attack* upon Greece—a move that may come at any moment. Germany has possibly 300,000 troops massed on Greece's northern frontier, particularly in Bulgaria's Struma River valley just above the pass that le;tfrs"t.o Salonika. In'close reserve are another 200.000 or 300,000 in Rumania. Opposing this force are possibly 100,000 to 150,000 of the crack troops of General Sir Archibald Wavell's Imperial Army of the Nile, mostly in Greece's second line of defense- which runs southeast- from the Jugoslav border to the Gulf of Salonika. On the front line—il" the trickle of rumor and reports is correct— are 200,000 to 300.000 Greeks, prepared to fight in defense of Salonika, but also ready to fall back upon the British supporting lines if German pressure proves too great. War Bulletins Worn an , March 25. reiVrn'd ID :i "friend ly, nu'ssug'cs ol' 120th an- ATHENS, — Turkish <il'tinal (» recce today as allied tuition" in congratulation on tin- niversary uf Cim-k imli'ix-ml- enct from Turkey. A significant im'ssagi' in view of the ktalku,u tension, canu- from Marshal Fav/.l C'nakmak, eh iff of the Turkish £t>iU'ral stuff, reading: "The Turkish jjeople follow with the sami! emotion the celebration of a national feast by a friendly, allied country. and follow with admiration the deeds of its heroic army which fights for high ideals." and "wish it a future whic hwill be worthy of its heroism and sacrifices." LONDON'. March 25. (UD — Ship sinkings for the week ended at midnight .March 1(> totaled 71,773 tons, the admiralty announced today. Sinkings for the previous week totaled 96,822 tons. The admiralty said thai during the week ended March U5, 23 ships had been lost—17 British totaling- 60,1)70 tons, and si.\ allied, totaling 11.10:; tons. MOSCOW. March 25. HUM — Milan Gahrilovich. Jugoslav minister to Russia, resigned yesterday, it was said authoritatively today. It had been reported but not confirmed I hat Gabrilovich had determined to resign in protest against the German-Jugoslav agreement. sources said that telegraphed his to Belgrade. Jugoslav Cabrtlovich resignation VIENNA. March 25. (UP) — —Axis leaders gathered at Vienna today for the signature of a pact by which Jugoslavia pledged '"co-operation" with Germany and its tripartite alliance. Adolf Hitler. Joachim Von Kibbentrop, his foreign minister; Dragisha Cvetkovitch, Ju- goslav premier; Alexander Cincar-Markovitch, Jugoslav foreign minister: Gen. Hircshi Oshima. Japanese ambassador to Germany, and Count Ga- lea/zo Ciano, Italian foreign minister, arrived during the moining for the signing ceremony at the Belvedere palace. Uy I! nil eel I'rtrss .Marsha] Rodolfo Gra/iani, whose Ilalian armies were run on I of eastern Libya by a hard lighting British armv, signed today and Berlin reports thai lierman tmoijc.' had omipied Kl Agheilu in- durated that. Adolf Hitler hud taken over Axil military Qp- era lions in Airn-a. fnto Gntziain's place- went a relatively unknown commander, General i;.alo Garibokli, but from Berlin and London came news indicating thai Hitler, steadily widening his military receivership 6: Italy, had taken charge of things in Premier Benito Mussolini's African empire. Berlin announced that the Nazi African legion had recaptured El Aghcila. coastal point 150 miles .south and west of Bengha/i, which marked the high tide of the British sweep through the desert. It Is in tlds area that frequent clashes between light patrols of German and British armored cars have bee:* increasingly reported In recent days. London, while not confirming the Nazi success/' admitted that German concentrations in Tripolltarila have now grown so .strong that they no longer can be ignored by the British. It is believed I London that the Germans .steadily have flown In troops by plane and moved them across Sicily by shio at, ni=sht 'nn til the Nazi forces in western Libya have reached substantial proportions. Since General Sir Archibald WtU'en Is believed to have stripped the western desert of " n 'nil ^i c ')'"". protective force in order to-ribd these German concentrations may prove diflicuit to cu-ai U.LII. However, one saving factor Is the weather. Within a month or so the great heat will descend upon North Africa In all its shimmering force and the time tor major campaigns probably will be over until next Fall. v P i ears ror nap Case Is Given 21 rclor; Kid- Continued Stock Prices A T & T Am Tobacco Anaconda Copper Bethlehem Steel . Chrysler Cities Service Coca Cola General Electric General Motors Int Harvester Montgomery Ward N Y Central North Am Aviation Packard Phillips Radio Republic Steel Studebaker Standard Oil N J Socony Vacuum Texas Corp U- S Steel 161 1-2 68 7-8 24 3-4 77 64 1-2 4 1-4 97 1-2 32 3-4 43 47 38 12 7-8' 14 1-8 2 3-4 38 1-2 4 1-8 18 3-4 6 1-4 35 1-4 8 3-4 36 1-2 57 j. g Kills Measure Providing Funds For Livestock! Shows Through Arkansas i LITTLE ROCK, March 25. iUP) ' —Governor Homer M. Adkiris today notified Secretary of State C. 3. Hall that he had vetoed a .sen- ue bTll carrying an appropriation to assist in promoting state livestock shows and a house bill providing for the printing of a house journal. Adkins said he vetoed the livestock - bill because he alroady_ had approved a bill by Representative Henry Rightor of Phillips County which appropriated S15.000 for the state show at Little Rock and S35.- 000 for county shows ihrouxhout the state. In regard to the house journal, the governor said he did not b?li2ve its use was wide enough to warrant spending the money to print i; in book form. BELGRADE, Jugoslavia, Mar. 25. (L'l*)—jTht 1 army and police held Jugoslavia in a tight :>ud anxious grip today, ready to suppress disorders which threatened to break out upon receipt of the news from Vienna that the government, submitting after weeks of delay, had signed ;i pact of "co-operation" with Nazi Germany. All army officers nnd men were confined to barracks ready t'rr a call to action In event of demonstrations or riots. Father of Mrs. J. Brooks Will Be Bur Tomorrow Morning Well led New Orleans Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. Jan. May open lOGO 1082 1075 1069 1070 1064 high 1066 1086 1085 1072 1070 1064 low 1080 1082 1080 1068 1004 1064 prev. close close 1066 1QB3 1085 1079 1071 1076 1084 1080 !070 1066 1064 1083 Chicago Corn open 643-8 647-8 Opera Singer Marion Tallev I O Is Named In Divorce Action S. L. Forsythe, 83-year-old father of Mrs. J. Mell Brooks of Blytheville, died at 9:45 o'clock la.st night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Brooks, with whom Ma's. Brooks' parents made their home, following a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be held at Cobb Funeral Home chapel at U}:30 o'clock tomorrow morning conducted by me Rev. E. B. Williams of the First Methodist church of which Mr. Forsythe wu.s a member. Pallbearers will be R. N. Marshall. Earl Bobbins, R. E. Blaylock Charles Alford. Paul Cooley anc E. D. Ferguson. Mr. Forsythe was born in Tefines see March 4. 1858. Ke lived tlicr many years before going to Mis souri, then came to Blyiheville ii 1912 ami made hi.s home her since that time. Mr. Forsythe a merchant here until about years ago, when he retired. He an Mrs. Forsythe had lived with Mr and Mrs. Brooks for ei?ht years The aged man had been ill ior almost a year and had been bed- i last for the past monlh. i Survivors include the wife and i daughter; three grandchildren. Mrs. I Guy Robbins, Osceola, and Jimmy Lee and J. Mell Brooks Jr. both of Blytheville. and two great grand! children. (LA, Ark., M:tr. '25. --T\vo murder e.a.ses were disposed of and one Justice ol the lVa<'e appeal rase settled in Monday's .session of Circuit Conn, which reconvened here after being in session one and one-half duy.s ht.st week with Judge Neil Killough on ihe bench. Minnie Robinson, negro woman charged with the murder of her husband. Willie Kobln.son, entered a plea of guilty on a .second degree murder charge and wa.s given 21 years In the Arkansas Home for Negro Women, yhe was represented by Giadish and Bennett. The ca.se of Dinah Galnes. nemo woman, who was charged with the murder of another negro woman by the name of Lela Williams, was dismissed on grounds of self-defense. The cases of Jack C. Link and Elmer Payne, young while boys cluirged with kidnaping Jack Grossman, Joiner merchant, during the Christinas holidays and taking him to a point near Tyronza before taking lib; money and turning him loose, wa.s called but- continued until Tuesday for further Investigation, The boys, who live near the Cniighead-.Poin.selt county line south of Jonesboro. arc alleged to have hidden in Mr. Grossman's car until he closed for the night and forced him to drive toward Jonesboro. The boy.s arc represented by A. C. Hervey of Trumann und A. F. Barham of Osceola. The chnrye against Frank Felts, Joiner tanner, of selling coiton against which there was a lien and involving approximately StiOO was changed to embez/lement and continued until next term. The cotton was grown on hind owned by Mrs. Agnes Wilson of Memphis and Joiner. FelLs has A. W. Young as counsel. Paul Pritchard of Lepanto, charged with reckless driving when lie if, alleged to have .struck two small children by the name of Bean while playing in front of their home on Dyess Colony several months ago, was fined $25 anc cos Us amounting to $130.85. Pritchard had been tried twice in us I Ice. of Peace court on charges f reckless driving and leaving thc- eene of accident, but had appealed. Lucien Coleman of Lepanto was ttorney for Pritchard who had een out on bond since the ncci- ent. Interest Is also attached to the ase of Jack Spears of Columbus. Miss., and other transporters of ! iquor from Illinois through Mis- I issippi County, which Is set for Tuesday. The hearing is .set to de- ..enmne the validity of a permit, ssucd by ihe state revenue department. If the state wins the verdict. Mississippi will gain approximately $2500 in fines posted with the sheriff's office- The courtroom was crowded, With around 75 persons standing throughout half the afternoon In anticipation of the two murder trials involving negroes, and a third ' lo murder trial in which Wallace Miller of Joiner Is charged with killing a negro. The case will be tried later in the week. nninrn nil PiilGESoN Mere 101 years to the day separnlc these two. In Snn Jose, Calif., Jesus M;irin AmUilosa and Gloria Garcia celebrate smno birUula.v. Jems Miiriii is KM; Gloria, his KrciU-tfn.>;it-fU-e;it-ur;mdd;uiuhter, is '.{. Centenarian Andalosa aUribulos his URC to small quantities of wine, tobacco and no worrying. Registration Hours Changed; Both Speakers On Luncheon Program Rearrangement of the program for the state convent ion of the American Association of University Women to be held here Saturday wius announced today by Miss trene Morgan, tormer president of L he local group,-following a confer•Mice in Little Hock-.over the. week 'MUl with Miss Mnry Elizabeth Greening of El Dorado, stale pres- ! Idcn!. Because of the large number ol delegates who plan to drive here Saturday morning, registration wll be from 10 until 11 o'clock Insteac of from H::w to 0::U) o'clock fit wa.s originally planned- A speaker at the morning se.ssiov hns been dispensed with in ordoi that all business may be conductec at this time and the entire day', meeting will be shortened to allow delegates lo return home tha Labor War Flares At Steel Plant Following registration at Hole Noble, the business session will In conducted by Mis.s Greening ai- th Kirs! Presbyterian Churi-h. Ne\ officers will be elected and pnsen officers and committee chairman will make reports on the various phases of A. A. U. VV. -vork. Both Dean Margaret Justin of Kansas Stiite College at Manhattan. A. A. U. W. director of the Southwest Central .section. nnd Ralph B Jones, Fort Smith. State CummisslGne.r of Education, will .speak nt the luncheon .session at the Hotel Noble. By rearranging the program, lime of the tea. concluding affair of ihe convention, will be changed Irom -1 o'clock to !5 o'clock. It is at the home of Mrs. B. A. Lvne.h on West. Main .street. BETHLKHEM, Pa.. March UP'"—City police began tiring tear ,is.s today Into a group of pickets Ing to prevent day shltt \vork- }rst'rom reporting to duly nt the sprawling local mills of the giant !3cHilehcrn Steel Corporation, work- ng on millions of dollars worth of vital defense contracts. A group of 200 pickets, mussed around the main entrance, was dispersed as It attempted to prevent Mic firm; workman reporting for tbe'.U^'exs of,. n. m. shift from 'entertaining the plant. Two of the pickets were blinded by the gas. and tour others all'eci- cd before police succeeded in clrlv- j % Ihem back from the entrance. The rest of the pickets retreated to the street and made no attempt lo Interfere with other men reporting for the first day shift, After n night of minor violence strike leader Howard T. Curtlss had culled for heavy picketing to resume nt daylight. He estimated the number of picket:; would exceed the high mnrk--5.000— reached last night. Plan Would Cut Cotton Crop and Make Government Loan I4~2~ Cents < WASHINGTON, March 25 (UP) —The senate agricultural committee toduy unanimously approved a bill designed to boost prices on cot- l.on, rice, tobacco and wheat to 100 ., per cent of purity, and thus increase the return to their producers from $800,000.000 to $1,000,000,000 nore annually. Tlie. bill, sponsored by Senator. John 11. JJankhead, Democrat, Alabama, also would raise parky rates on corn to 85 per cent. Bankhead said the "primary purpose of the bill Is to put n floor under farm prices and establish a permanent plan to bring farm incomes In line with that of the rest, of the country." Under Bankhead's plan which will be brought up for consideration in the senate next week, producers of the nation's five basic crops would be assured of these prices If they co-operate with .the administration's farm program.*.--.•.. In thtj case of rice and tobacco, unkhead pointed out, the effect of the proposal would not be of material Importance because the two commodities already aro close to parity levels. The new' rates would effect by increasing the ted- oral loun rate on the five com:; modltle.s. The. Bankhead proposal in the case of cotton would call for production of H.500,000 bnles on which the government loan rate would be H'.i: cents per pound, or $72.50 a bale. Under the present allotment l'J,000,000 bales are produced on. which the government lends $45 ft bale, or nine cents n, pound. By paying -$088/750,000 to prod- JNf/?pOO .bajes..an additional "$l"00,OOb,GOO for Inking 2,.- f)00,UOO bales' out of production at the rate of eight cents per pound, and an additional $100.000,000 In .soil conservation payments, income. on cotton would aggregate $158,750,000 more than In 19*10, Bankhead said. The plan, he emphasized, would not involve new government -appropriations because $130,000,000 Is available from existing but unsued appropriations. Juvenile Turned Over To Wreck Victims Are Reported Improving Two persons injured seriously-ill week-end automobile mishaps were .reported improved at Walls .Ho's- Missouri Gfficershmm today. j They were eight-year-old Olln Rogers ot Joiner, who suffered a. frai:Uiri'd .skull, brain concussion and other injuries, and Herman Koehlcr. 26-year-old Dell farmer _lwho sutfered internal Injuries, a A lU-year-old Ciiruthcrsville boy j who wits found by city police 1 HMexU'nLi'd he luul fallen into ciiti.-h narly Saturday nl^hl. turned over to Curulheisvillo uu aclion in Juvenile for Court today. The boy had been drinking :i:in :iiul "na.s.sed out" after tempting to takt! a sweater oil" fractured arm and other The boy w«s injured injuries, when an bay at- an- club away. Linsman, Injured In Wreck, Recovers Guy Linsman. 37-year-old Sikeston. Mo., fnrmcr-gin manager and s:on of Mrs. Zulu Linsman of Blytheville. was dismissed from Walls Hospital today, two weeks after ho suffered critical injuries in a head-on automobile-truck collision near Portageville. Mo. Mr. Linsman suffered n fractured arm. rib and shoulder and numerous lacerations about the head and face when his automobile era shell Truck Lir.es trailer the morning of Missing Dell Girl Is Sought By Parents Parents o! U-yeur-oUi Florine UavLs ol Dell, who reported l.o po- liix- here yesterday thai the fcirl ran it way from home hist. Friday, .sought her at liassirtt. Ark., to Jay. A yirl here told police that the Duvis girl was working at a lav»;rn at lia.sseti. The p;;ren!:> went to Ba.s.seti lo try :o nnd the «irl. automobile in which he was rid with five other persons .slipped ihe .shoulder of North Highway a mile from Blytheville and ov turned at 5:30 n. m. Sunday, other persons were cut and brul; The Dell man wa.s hurc drove his automobile into a near Senath. Mo., ut 2:30 a. yesterday us he was returning ,_ I Missouri to Dell and ther boy. who found a Ion mil ran the Mis.--<uiri boy i'oliee found him a lY-w iaU-r. The boy'.s father and older brother were arrested ISO minute:. iat.cr as they hid in a box-car. :i|tnaront.lv awaiting the. boy'.s re- i urn. iioih had been drinkuu: ba.vj^ nt to sleep at the wneel. rum. police said. H was bUSrved ihe boy had been bc'izL-in;- 1 , on downtown streets. A woman .said she gave him a dime and he turned a corner and met | hh lather and brother and gave} Cotton ginned In Arkansas Ke way picked) ing 19^0 totaled 1.476.330 bales.} increase of 116,446 bales over 1939 total of 1,359.884 bales, a ' Umlnary report by the Bureauf$|||| 1,476,330 Bales Ginned In ArkansSKl tl. om six- money up here once before police said. The boy a i tended school, only was lor said Livestock Hogs, 13500—13000. Top, 790. 170-230 Ibs.. 785-790. Bulk sows. 675-72:i. Cat tie. 3500. Steers. 1150-1200. SJ. steers, 750-1325. Butcher yearlings, 975-HX50. SI. Heifers, 725-1175. Cutters & low cutters, 450-600. Chicago Wheat May Sept. open 875-8 86 high 887-8 861-4 low 875-8 851-2 close 885-8 HOLLYWOOD. March 25. iUP) • —Marion Talley. the opera singer, i today was accused of intimacy wiUvi Movie Director Aubrey Scotto. "at i many times and places during the j past five years." | The charge was made by Mrs. j Scotto. in a divorce suit. She said they were guilty ol' numerous "improper and immoral acts." Two years ago. she said. Scotto told her he had to make a business trip to Washington. He went to New York, where he and Miss Talley occupied "suite bedrooms" for a week, she charged. Mrs. Scotto said site once took a trip to New York, at her husband's request, and while she was gone, he was "frequently seen" escorting to the family a part- Miss Talley ment. She also accused her husband of having aided Miss Taliey to "gain by force" possession of her six-year-old daughter, Susan, and of having given false testimony on j her behalf in New York custody j proceedings. j Scotto was one of seven men' Miss Talley's estranged husband i and former music teacher. Arioloh , Eckstrom, accused of "impro^r conduct" with her. The others were Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen. Socialite Rust Heinz, Actor Eric Rhodes. Musician Arthur Rosemtein. Jean £ablon, the French "Bing Crosby," and Attorney John S. Keith. Steele Infant Dies Kay Francis Bishop, three-weeks- old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Bkhop of Steele, Mo., died Ir-.st night at Walls Hospital after a brief illness. New York Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dcz. .Jan- open 1060 1075 1072 10S2 1082 1059 high 1061 1083 1067 1067 1065 1062 low 1051 1080 1061 1061 1058 1058 prav. close close 1051 1061 1081 1079 107(5 1075 1084 1066 1061 1057 1058 1058 into a Kimball truck early on March 11. Meanwhile. Kay Sherrlll. 35. Sike'ston farmer who was riding with Mr. LinMiian at the time of the accident and .suffered slight bruises and cuts, was fined $100 in Municipal Court today alter he and a companion v:ere arrested last night when they came here to see Mr. Linsman. City policemen Berryman and Potter arrested the Sikeston man after police received two calls about a car in which two men apparently "were Intoxicated. The Slkestbn man was charged with operating nn automobile while under the influence of liquor. He 19 Of Crew May Be Trapped Inside Bla/rna; Oi! Tanke ABOARD S. S. PAN-NEW thb YORK, at Sea. March 25. <UP»-Nineteen men were unaccounted for and feared lost early today as I men from life the 9.3U) ton tanker. Cities Service | .survivors were Denver, bla/ed irom -siem to .stern, | y^^ including 80 miles south of Cape Lookout. N. C. An explosion rocked the Cities Service-Denver at, 11 o'clock last night while she was en route irom Texas to New York with 150.000 barrels of crude oil. In a short while the fire was entirely out of , control and her crew took to life ' boats. The 19 missing m»n were i believed to have been forward at had through thej CcnMls cl i sc i osec j today. i Mississippi county ginned alt | twice as much as any other cout i the report showed. The 1940 count ; total minning bales) was 202,917 (bales, contrasted to a slightly high- [cr total of 204.684 during the prevl- I ous year. i Crirtenden county, with 1C3.0.14 bales in 1940. an increase of approximately 12.000 bales, was the. only other "county to gin more than 70,000 bales with the exception oi boats, some of tfie j Mississippi county. picked up by this a man who had been seriously burned. This ship proceeded toward Beaufort. N. C., where she expects to put in nt.7 • 8LY THEVTLLE — ^ 1 o u dy. not a.m. to put the injured man ashore. |^ uUe ^ cdf| tonight _ Lo ^ t 36 . The VV. W. Bruce still was stand- 'Wednesday, cloudy. Highest 54. in^ bv the burning Cities Service { MEMPHIS—Cloudy, not quite so Denver at dawn with the Cities'cold tonight. Lowest 38. Wednesday, master, Capiain i vain. Highest temperature 56, vessel, summoned by the. Cities •Service-Denver's distress call proceeded to her and picked up "" [J. S. WEATHER FORECAST pleaded guilty. His companion j the tin* the explosion ripped the pleaded guilty to a charge of be- ship, and to have been trapped. ing Intoxicated. ! The tanker W. W. Bruce and Service Denver's John Saxon, aboard her. The W. W. Bruce also picked up Second Officer .C. Heath, Radio Operator R. Gough and Seamen J. Skeviks and E,_ Sanders.. Thursday rain. ARKANSAS—Cloudy with rain in the extreme south and west portions tonight and in the ex- treine south portion tonight, ...,

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