The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 21, 1939 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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LYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOUJMR XXXVI—NO. 209. Blylhevllle Courier Blylheville Herald Blytheylilc Daily News Mississippi Valley Loader THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYT1IUV1LLIO, ARKANSAS, TUKSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, liW'J Charge Dissension In Nazi High Command Put Off Big Offense PARIS, Nov. 21. (UP)—French general headriuartoi's charged (oday that Gcnnnny had planned and had been given as early as Nov. 12, French ,, n nrn n « *, general headquarters said, and (he M M P P f) ll necessary divisions and material H II l" 1 II I' were in posillons when the lift- UlIULU Ui Ui I i ready for a large scale oll'ensivu belweun Nov. 12 aiut M I'rom the North Sen lo Switzerland, including an invasion of Holland and Switzerland hut had suddenly called it oil 1 . Tlie order for attack had been* given as early as Nov. 12, French iicneri' ' 1! were man army high command decided! suddenly not to proceed witli the notion, presumably because of dissension among German leaders. The British and French were fully prepared for DIG attack, the' French said. Before the French general headquarters made its announcement I'tpcrls Imcl circulated In military quarters tlial advisers to Adolt Killer had submitted four plan; .SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENITS Slates Split Almost Evenly Over Dale Of Thanltsgivinfr •' DO By Unlled 'Tress II will bo a Thanksgiving week tilts year, not Just n day. A survey showed today that i r Y f\ r r . __ *v auivt-y suuw'Jtl luimy inuv ^d Vote Is Un Jlllonnal Kesol- states, according to proclamations ulibn; Appropriations Are Up $6(p9 McNary Says Party Can Elect President With Concrete Farm Policy for conducting the wur, one of which called for invasion of Holland, and that while lie was trying Id" make up his mind there was sharp dissension among leaders who planned them. the PRAGUE, Nov. 21. (UP)—Martial law has been lifted in Prague mid several other districts because the city is entirely calm and no incidents have been reported, the German ne\vs agency announced today. Martial law was imposed after last week's Czech "freedom demonstrations" which resulted iii 12 executions. All theaters, motion picture houses, factories and transportation lines arc now operating, the news agency said. Nazi Scouting Flights Increase LONDON, NOV. (DP)—Nazi planes roared over England, Scotland and the Orkney islands to- fighting German , day. craft Royal 'Air Force shot down one plane—making a total of 20 Nazi ships brought down in seven 'weeks—off the cast const. The plane shot down while antiaircraft batteries were active in southeast ngland was understood to have /alien in tlie sea before it reached the coast. But other planes were reported over Sutherland, off the, coast of Scotland- and over the Orkney ..y^lan.ds.s.Thfi .-bomblip.:. ritjif(,> over 'southeast England was' understood i. to' show the German markings and roared northward. It was the second day of increasingly intense German aerial scouting and increased fears of an impending bombing attack. Yesterday a German plane Hew over the outskirts of London. WASHINGTON. Nov. 21. (UP) — Seimte Minority render Charles L. OSCEOI.A, Ark,, Nov. 21.—One hundred thirty-four thousand, five hundred sixty-nine dollars, representing an Increase cf ,$6ii9 over I thai of last year, for all departments of county government Mas volcd here yesterday by 31 of Ihc 44 magistrates comprising (he Mississippi Comity Quorum Court over which Judge S. I,, c.ladish presided. New Items placed in Ihc budget were $2,000 fcr paving two blocks around the Blylhevlllc courthouse and $1,549 of Osceola sewer tax bonds assumed. Two hundred dollars was also given Mrs. Clmrles Mbrrovr, • whose husband, an em- McNary (Rep., Ore.) prop:scd a pi:ye of the county farm, was accl- three-point program today .with : dentally killed while returning from which he said the Republican party a trip to Jonesboro on business tor cc;i!ri win western stales and elect'the farm. One hundred twenty dollars was added to the county health a president in 1940. 'After considerable thought," he said, "I have arrived at the conclusion that the Republican party can be successful if it demonstrates to the farm voters and th:se dependent on the farmers that tlie party is as interested as formerly in their welfare." McNary recommended that the following program be written into the party's 1940 platform in simple language so that all can understand. 1. Equalization cf benefit payments under the AAA soil conservation program. 2. Repeal of the reciprocal trade agreement act.' 3. Liberalization of the land policy to give the public public land states a greater share of revenues frcm sale of forests and grazing on the public domain. Partition Decree Is Upheld By High Court LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Nov. 21.— The state supreme court yesterday affirmed a decision ot the Mississippi county chancery court, Chick-' nsawba district, granting Mrs. Beulah Neal aifd ctliers partltlontnent of 80 acres of land to which Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Travis claimed title. The court held only 40 acres of land belong to Mr. and Mrs. Travis. Vr.rk I 01 It Neill Reed was attorney for Mrs. Neal and others while "ciande F. J Co-: per and c. M. Duck represented Mr. and Mrs. Travis. NEW YOHK, Nov. 21 (UP) — Collon closed sleady. open high Dec 978 979 Jan 370 Mar 958 May 935 jnl" *' 905 Oct. 8C8 970 9C4 939 909 873 low 970 S65 953 928 close 970 QGta 955 929 Spols closed ofT : 7-;' nominal 900 804 at 9flO SS3 991, unit bringing Ihc lolal for lhat w:rk lo $4/120; an Increase of $25 per month to cover traveling expenses was added to the salaries of Mrs. Floyd Grimes and Mrs. Jiilln Owen, probation officers for Ihe north and south ends cf the county; $3UO additional appropriation was given Hie Blytheville hospital, bringing Ihe lolal lo $800 allowed for treatment of cases. The biggest slash cnine In the reducticu of the $2.900 grant made this year to (he Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium to that of $1,000 for next year; this was due lo the fact that much additional revenue goes to the Sanitarium from the liqiicr and beer taxes. A cut of $200 In the county library appropriation brings it to $3,500. by governors, will observe Thanksgiving Thursday, the 23rd, 111 .'Support of President Roosevelt, and 20 stales 'Kill observe the tradilloiiiil date of thc last Thursday of Ihc month. Five slates—Nebraska, Colorado, Texas, Idaho, and New Mexico—will observe both dales, But many cities In states which officially had designated Ihc 23rd, planned lo observe Ihe Iriulllipiml day for sentimental reasons. Other elites announced Ihey would cbservc both dates and some families, unmoved by tradition or proclamations and mindful of economy, planned to have (heir turkey for dinner on Sunday, tlie '2Glh. 1 •nirkcy retailers and railroad (md airline officials were contused! In ordering supplies and planning ifor Iraffic. bin bolh groups bellcVed revenues would be increased over last year by Ihe double holiday; whclcsalcrs reported turkey orders folloning the trend, with suits good In stales observing Thanksgiving Ihc 23rd and normal In'others; railroads and airlines expected n similar reaction in tlictr traffic; turkey prices generally were one, to five cents n pound lower than' a year ago. " ' St. Louis reported turkeys retailing up to five cents a pound higher than lost year bccauso the Missouri turkey crcp had been bought out by eastern wholesalers gency i and a portion of thc Texas crop, set for sale Nov. 30, had not been Jully developed for the 23rd. There were a few Individual biit no organized pretests against the president's proclamation advancing the holiday a week. One group at Los Angeles urged Gov. Culbert L. Olson to-proclaim November 24th a hcUday also because "we Americans have so much to be thankful for we should have on extra day." ~ " upset college and Other appropriations usually made i Tllc change upsi in which there were no changes' ''' g ' 1 sc ' 100 ' football schedules arid arc county clerk salary and ex-1 brought protests from cities on pense. $7,300; circuit clerk salary' stftlc borders. Some protests were and expense, $11,900; other salaries I lienl 'd from individuals in Kentucky $12,900; jails, $20,000; county gen- «t°«-iis, celebrating the 30th, who Mrs. Myrtle Robinson Succumbs At "Memphis MEMPHIS, Tenu., Nov. 21.— Mrs. Myrtle Robinson, a resident of Memphis until she moved to . . . , Frenchman's Bayou, Ark In J92S lsslled ' alld died yesterday morning at 5:20 }"* supreme court decide the pend- cral, $10.000; magistrates and constables, $2,500; circuit court, $11,500; municipal c:urt, $2,000; Crippled Children's Hospital, $300; farm sV.d "honvB' demonstration agents, $4,100; county farm and poor home. $29,000. The usual taxes voted were live mills for county general fund; three mills for Karl tax; nine mills, state lax; four dollars per capita road lax; two tenths of a mill for refunding bonds; five mills for all incorporated towns and cities; eighteen mills fcr school taxes. In reporting on ncllvities for the past year, Judge Gladlsh said the county nas in "fairly good condition" and that by the end of 1939 practically all claims will have been allowed and paid. He reminded the court that outstanding warrants >:n last January totaling I were announced. work at Cincinnati, celebrating the 23rd. Kansas Clly business houses, In Missouri, observing the 23i'd, ami bordering on Kansas, observing (he 3Cth, decided lo shut down Iho -'3rd. Dm city mid county offices ami schools will close bolh days. Many dealers slocked enough Im-keys lo nnry them through tlic entire wet'k. from Thursday to Thursday. Airlines and railroads planned lo serve turkey dinners on both days. Tins commissary of cue transcontinental airline, •with 11 of the 10 stales over which Its planes fly observing Thanksgiving on the asrd, Ihc othor.s on the 30th, solved its problem c[ when to servo turkey by proclaiming n "Thanksgiving Week." Tlie survey Indicated (hat In stales observing bolh dales, Hie ira- dltlonal day was mast popular. Most state departments In Texas planned lo observe only Ihc 30th. In Colorado ami Idaho, railroads reported a majority of reservations for the 30th. Nebraska business houses planned to ekso only on the ;iOlh. Gov. R. L. Cochran, a Democrat, who proclaimed (he 30lh for the olucrvaucc, will cclebrnle the 23rd with his son nl (ho culver and,) Mllilnry Academy. The division of stales did not-follow iwlitlcal lines faithfully as some Republican governors supported the presidential proclamation and some Democrats did not. At Indianapolis Ihc Republican headquarters will close the 23rd because It Is iv technical violation cf the law to Ignore a gubernatorial proclnmntloi). Gov. F. Clifford Townsend, n Democrat, had supported Ihc president. The lineup by stales: Nov. 23—Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Ohio, California, Indiana, New York, Maryland, Georgia, Michigan, Oregon, Missouri, Utah, Montana, New Jersey, Norlh Dnkola, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming. Nov. 30—Minnesota, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, Ne- ,vada, Iowa, Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky. North Carolina, S:ulh Dakola, and Ihc six New England slates, where Thanksgiving was originated—Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Dunklin County Residents Awarded Plant To Prosper Honors $47,407.31 were called In and re- that should Christmas Seal ; 'Drive Opens Soon -.Rockwell Kent, American artist, writer and lecturer,'IB the designer of the Christmas Scnl which will go on sale here on Thanksgiving Day as part of the thirty-third an- ual drive against tubcroiiksis. Blylhcvllle's consignment of seals has already arrived and a committee of volunteer workers Is busy sorting out sheets lo be mailed lo local residents, according t? Mrs. honors in Ihe -Plant to Prosper STcL^M ^^"^ * contest it was disclosed when win-' ,,,„ . ° nree ' ners of tile Missouri slate Kiilest Protect Your Home From Tuberculosis' Is the theme of this Those Laic But WilK Accounts In Shape Will Be Appointed I.ITTI.K ROCK, Ark., Nov. 31.- Throo county collectors and an Britain Will Seize German Exports In Retaliatory Move LONDON, Nov. 21. (UP)-Oeat Britain will retaliate ti.sso.ssor were to be without Secretary Indicates President's Planning .Sharp Economics WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, (UP) —Presidential Secretary Stephen 'I'. Early Indicated loday that President Roosevelt Is considering n budget for tho Jiexl flscal ycvir calling for sharp economics In government outlays for every purpose except national defense. Karly said [lint, reports circulated to thai cifect are Just about rlijht. Ho added Hint Chairman Pat Harrison (Dem., Miss.), of the senate finance committee- gave (i pretty (jood picture of the lax outlook yesterday. After a conference with Mr. Hoosevell Harrison snld nl f.hat lime lliat •revenues were Increasing satisfactorily and lliat If (hoy hold up and somo government cosls can be trimmed. It may not be necessary for the next congress to overhaul 'tho tax structure. Farmers of this section won more ; o'clock at the home oi her laugh- New Orleans Cottt>-, tor, Mrs. Zela Mae Finton of I Worth Second: she was 51. 1035 ** "*™l,y test suU favorably and neighboring Dunkliu county year's campaign," said Mrs. Banister. legal slalus following IIiu Arkansas supreme court's ruling yesterday lhat certain slitto anil county officials must )x>st surely company Ijontln Instead of personal bonds lo qualify for ofllco. The) 1 lire: ShcrllT and Collector J. W. Hot- elicit 01 Van Duron county. Sherlll and Collector* Finns I, Orady of Prulrla county.- Shcrlll and Collector J. Cl, Davis of cleliuniR coimty. Assessor J. J. mown of While county. Hecords of thc slate comptroller's office Indicated that Sherlir James A. Neuvllle Jr. of While county has posted a personal bond. Sheriff Ncavllle could not be reached at his home- In Scnrcy last night. Comptroller J. 0. Golf expressed Ihe opinion Ihc supreme court ruling automatically vacated Ihc offices' of nil county officers who had failed lo file the required se- curlly. "My opinion is Ihcy arc out tA office and 11 Is up (o Ihu county clerks lo notify Iho governor that vacancies exist, 11 Mr. Oolf said "Tlie court's decision fortifies om position In the prosecution of all shortage claims. We have ncvoi failed to collect a claim against a surety comnay. We have been unable lo collect on mi'.ny personal bonds. 11 Gov. Bailey's office loday was Uic meeting place for several county sheriffs whoso tenure of office will be affcclcd by lliu court decision C.-cwer was denied his office bj (he court because he failed to file a personal or surety bond within 15 days after receiving a certificate of election. "There iil-n tiny number of sheriffs nnd collectors In thc samo position," Bailey said. "I have asked the- slate ecmptroller . lo make e check of lliom and audit Ihelr account 1 !," • Bailey,- explained'lliat "he rename sheriffs who filed Iheii bonds loo late but whoso account' arc In good shape. "However under Act 32!) cf Ihe 103 general assembly they cannot seek rc-clecllon In ID40," Bailey snld. "In ,lhc cause of sheriffs whose accounts do nol balance I will not rename them. 11 Mr. Goff said the governor !s authorized by law lo appoint county officials lo posts declared by Ihc county clerks to bo vacant. He asserted the same officials could be appointed, In the event they an? nblc to obtain surely company bonds. Governor Bailey said' A new elcclrlc organ has been "on installed In Ihc St. Stephen's Episcopal church as a result o[ tlie organ project sponsored this year today in the House of Commons. 'Hie prime minister's statement n reference to British charges that Nazis lind resorted to ('unrestricted" war at sea, by use of floating mines, was made as It was reported that the 11,930-ton Japanese passenger liner Tcrukunl Mam liad been blown up and sunk oft the English coast. Funenl Riles Held For A. J. Ketchum, 61 STEELE, Mo., NoV 21,—Funeral services were held at the Steclo Methodist church this afternoon j Andrew Jackson (Jack) Ketchum, who died ivt his home In this city yesterday after a three mnollis illness o! ameer cf the stomach. Tlic services were conducted by the pastor, tho Rev. II. S. Holley, and Interment was Zloii cemetery inndo In the Ml. with llio Gorman .Umterlaklng Company In ciiarge. -Mr/Kolclnim'v^f 01 years of .'ago and K lifelong resident ol Slcelo. He look an active part In organ- king school activities of and otljcr bcneflcln! this community. He had been a member of ll'.c Wood men lodge for u number of ;ycar.s and uns also a member of Ihe Methodist church. He Is survived by Ills wife, one sen, Paul Ketchum, and wife and iiuie daughter. Episcopal Church Has ' New Electric Organ One, thc proposed $57,3GO bond " issue I ^ dlvil , w , „ f . , . ^^^,™»*™*^^^™££ " he had no comment, lo make Ihe situation. J. Sam Thomp£on, county clerk, and Moses Atwood, assessor of by" the'Woman's Auxiliary of "the , blue uiiu • uiuai::> iinvuun, u.-w-oaui v... • .Against n brll- ; Gl . MnB cmmty nnci c . R . Ol , rr ,. n-r. Dev. Matthew A. Cur. , w «..— ..V......V i ...... ++, ... -,.- n ,• v. iviuiuiuw n* v^m tlie double- SOI1| count y clerk of St. FrancU r y, pastor of Ihc church, said ic- Mrs. Robinson, who had been 111 casl1 bnsis 1n G0 da ys. A resolution four years, came lo Memphis two introduced by Jack KIrkpatrick and months ago for medical treatment. . ORLEANS, Nov. 21 (UP) A native of Illinois, she was the NEW —Cclton futures closed steady to- w if e of the late Monroe Robin- day, unchanged to oil three points. so n, a lumberman. Slu- was n Bap- high low close list. Dec. Jan. Mar. May Jul! Oct. open 986 977 561 015 871 988 977 972 948 918 87G Spots closed steady changed at. 987. 981 974 ' 962 940 911 8VO and close 982 974 965 940 912 872 un- Stock Prices NEJV YORK, NOV. 21.' (UP)— Slocks turned lower in the last liour of trading today after narrowly fluctuating In earlier trading. AT&T 169 3-8 Anaconda Copper 32 5-3 Associated D G 10 Beth Steel 835-8 Boeing .' 27 • Chrysler 89 1-4 Cities Service 53-! Coca Cola 122 General Electric 40 3-8 General Motors 54 1-8 Int Harvester 62 1-2 M:ntgomery Ward 55 1-8 M Y Central 19 5-8 Packard 4. 401-2 5 7-8 Phillips Radio .. SchDiiley .. 14 Simmons 23 1-4 Socony Vacuum 127 Standard Oil N J 46 1-8 Texas Corp 46 5-8 U S Smelt 63 1-2 U S Steel 70 In addition to Mrs. Pinion,' she is survived by two other daugh- passed by the court, endorsed the proposed bond issue er is John W. Masi cultivates a no-acre tract I and HID tenant Js Glen O. Bubailfci, that of Mr. s. Mr. and Mrs. beiter shape than in three- years; Eu^saso wo l«^",n (he ^"^^""S'l?.^ e " W. 1 ' Hane hnprovement DlVision, open 30 miles of gravel roads have been barred cross, International svmbol county, said they obtained surety of thc fight against tuberculosis, Is cocmpanv boiuls last January at prominently displayed." 1 cocmpany the suggestion of tlic Rockwell Kent was born In Tar- ler's office. rytcwn Heights, N. Y., In 188B, and I has lived in Newfoundland. In'Tp-™,,., MfYr\>an\ Greenland and in Alaska. Many beman Merchant lers, Miss Sadie Lee Robinson and I built and a V/PA culverl-makin" Mrs. May Bell Cannon of Mem- j project is nt work nfc the county phis; a son, Lcroy Robinson of, farm making giant concrete ctil- ,„, e- ., fai ™ U '.i a ?,, r ' Mrs '' vcrls lo replace all wooden ones In Lilly Setton of Blytheville, and a brother, L. R. Clark of French-. man's Bayou. v ! Funeral services were held at fcr ^'otmentof $ 342, 83 ent, repair and con- phis. Burial was in Ehnwood Ceme- Usher Enjoys $500,000 He Got for Politeness NEW YORK (OP)—William J. is leading the life of Reilly. And he has been ever since elderly Mrs. Edna Morse Elliolt left him 8500,000 because she liked thc way he treated her when she came to Ihe theater in which he was head usher. Reilly iv as down to 15 cents ivhen he learned of the bequest. TBXRS took n cciiple of hundred thousand, but Reilly has enough left to indulge his old wish to cruise the Caribbean. He has made five trips there since h» came into She inheritance. . Chicago Wheat Dec. May Dec. Afny open high low close 83 5-8 89 3-8 88 5-8 It 5-3 86 1-8 86 3-4 .86 86 1-8 Chicago Corn open high 50 1-8 50 1-2 52 1-1! 52 5-8 low close 5 1-S 50 1-4 52 1-4 52 1-2 Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS, 111 M ov 21 (UP)—H:gs: 9,800 Top, 5.90 170-230'Ibs, 5.70-5.85 140-160 Ibs., 5.00-5.GO Bulk sows, 4.65-5.25 Catlle 3,550 Slecrs, 8.35-10.50 Slaughlcr steers, 6.25-11.25 Mixed iyearlings, heifers, 8.00-9.75 Slaughlcr heifers, 6.25-11.25 Beef cows, 5.00-G.OO Cutters am! IOT cutters, 3.75-4.75 bridges in Mississippi County. . Judge Gladish pointed with pride lo Ihe new modern concrete and steel administration building, barracks and storage rocms recently completed at the county penal farm which he said was eslimaled conservatively worth $50,000 and •»hicli, he said, was built at a cost of only about $9,000 to thc taxpayers. Magistrates and their guests, numbering over fifty persons, drove to the penal farm for the first luncheon served in the new building and for a tour of thc properties. The prisoners were moved into their new quarters later in the day. Two hundred and sixty-five bales fr;m 200 acres of cotton on the faun, 5,000 bushels of com; 2.000 bushels of sweet potatoes, canned, cured and preserved food, meat, vegetables for the prisoners, personnel and livestock on the farm were am:ng the achievements mentioned by the Judge. only to tenants. Second place In thc Landowners Division went to Walter Nighlower of Wcbslcr county and third place to Earl Bobs, St. Francis coimty. Hcnorablc mention went to Coyne Buchanan, Route One. Caruthersville. In the Tenant Division, second place went lo 'Homer g. Whltcner, Farmington and third to J. D. Tidily, who won first place In Ihe Missouri Home Improvement Dl- vlsl:n last year. Honorable mention went to 'Andrew A. Owen, Route One, Bragg City. First place winners In the landowner and tenant divisions will re- of his pictures portray aspects of I life among the Eskimos and thc [ northern Indians. Sunk Near Iceland $100 each. Winner of Ihe home Improvement division ceive state receives no cash award but Is eligible for Ihc swcepslakes. Tlic sweepstakes prize in the landowners is $500, in thc tenant $250, and in the home Improvement division, S100, along with trophies. A total of 1003 Missouri fanners participated In the contest this year, 117 of whom live In Duuklin county. Steele Woman Hurt In Unusual Accident E. H. Burns, D. s. Lantrip, Will! „, , Barabln. Miss Inez Kincald. Miss' stco ;. c ' Cora Lee Coleman and Mary Banks "* tnc made interesting Mary reports of the county and home demonstration work carried on among the 1825 Mrs. Llllle Mae Sykes, 25, of Is resting very well today Blytheville hospital where she was brought following an accident late yesterday afternoon in which her leg was badly Injured. REYKJAVIK, Iceland, Nov. 21 (UP)—A British warship shelled and wrecked a German merchant Manila Installs Two New Traffic Lights MANILA, Ark., Nov. 21.-Mayor .,„.,_, lu lmv|! ,_„ 10>11B ,„._ w. R. Brown has announced that olncr f | ng to concen i n s nationality, tie new traffic lights, installed at WM Ml nflro and stranded on a reef nuary at Various members of Ihc church comptrol- contributed to the fund slartcd by the Auxiliary lo innkc It possible for Ihe church lo have an organ as a background for lls special musical service. Plans nro now being made to organize a choir and the Boys Acolytes Guild which will precede Ihe choir in procession at the services. Mid-ivcck inuslcnl programs arc also being planned for ship off the southern const of Ice- ,. land yesterday, It was teamed to- " e " nlonul day. Thc merchant ship, which lo have been flying Masons Will Meet At 7:30 Wednesday H was believed that (he -Jap- iinese ' liner struck a mine. She carried a crew of 180 and 25 passengers Including one Briton. Fate of those on board was not learned Immediately. The liner was a crack ship of: Iho Nyk lino and enroule from , London to Tokyo. Previous reports today had told of the sinking of llic mine sweeper MastliT and tho British trawler Sea sweeper by mines. One man was killed and four were missing In ihu sinking of the Mastiff. • Chamberlain recalled that during Iho World War Ihe allies:had seized German exports on tho high seas In retaliation for 0-boat attacks on 'mcrcliimt': ships. There hud been icports last week that Britain was considering such drastic action as solving German exports—In addition to the blockade of German imports—but Chamberlaln'a announcement came like a • bombshell i because of Us possible cifect on such neutral countries as Ilaly. "Many violations of International law and the ruthless brutality of German methods have decided tho government to follow a similar course," Chamberlain said In reference to the allied action in the .World War. An export blockade .would nflcct, all German-made goods": traveling In neiitml ships, whether shipped dircclly from Germany er transshipped from a neutral port, it would raise a serious problem.for every countiy having direct or indirect- dealings with Germany, especially Italy, which has become dominant In neutral European commerce since Ihe war. Neu- Irnls were expected to oppose any such- British policy. . /*';•• (At Amsterdam, Holland, the newspaper Handclsblad said today (hat tin! Dutch people "would consider a blockade oil: German. exports an additional hardship," It expressed thc hope "that this dkastei which struck us—the sinking of Iho liner Simon Bolivar b"y n North Sen mine .with--the":.loss, of 84 lives—will not result in gallon which undoubtedly would tic harmful," and lhat Britain would find a better solution,) The war at sea was spreading, under and above the surface,,;on this, thc 21st anniversary of tho scuttling of the imperial German•;.'ar fleet at Scapa Flow. Charge Brlllsli "Maneuver 1 BEflLIN, Nov. 21. (UP).—Nazis charged tonight that Great Britain "likely" Is responsible for the sink- Ing of numerous vessels including ' six neutral ships off the English o:ast since Saturday as a maneuver lo cslabllsh a reason for confiscation of exports from Germany. Official comment on Great Britain's decision lo seize German ex- :>:rts was withheld for the' time selng but responsible Nazi sources said; "It is most likely that the sink- Ing of these ships was staged by Britain for the express purpose ot announcing reprisals In the form of c:nfiscatlon of German exports. Tills step only strengthens our determination to fight to a finish." ,-_ thc opposite ends of Main street, O n cr the British man ot war had ' The Chlckasawba Lodge 134 will are not for the purpose of setting j| rc( i H' s | 10 ts Into trap for motorists but arc part f a precautionary move to protect school children 1 because through traffic on Highway 18 Is dangerous. . meet In regular convocation in the Mrs. John Metzger, 60, Dies At Hickman Home toys and girls enrolled tn thc 35', A cllr struck her as she was Mrs. Mamie Metzger, who moved to Hlckmnn many years ngo from Georgia, died at her home at one o'clock this morning alter a lengthy Illness. She was GO. ' Funeral services were held this aftt: 'oon at the residence with the Rev. Maiden Rny officiating and burial made ot the family cemetery on' the Mclzgcr farm. Born in Georgia. Mr. nnd Mrs. Mctzgcr catnc to Mississippi County when most cf the land was undeveloped and decided to settle at Hickman which was the beginning ol a small river community. They have continued to live there through tho years. Mrs. Mctzger is survived by her husband, John Mclzger; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Filzgerald of 4-H Clubs and 1047 Tvoinen o! thc standing In thc rear watching tlie New Madrid and Mrs Ozclla Welch 52 home demonstration clubs of .changing of a wheel. The parked of Hickman, and one son, W. T. Hie county for classes and courses machine, left in gear, started back- Mctzgcr of Hickmnn, all of whom in home improvement, go:d citizen- ward when a child moved the gear w crc w jt n llcr w!>en S i 1c |, assC( t ship, homemaktng, leadership class- shift to cause thc accident. away. cs. dietary standards, slock Judging, I Tlic accident occurred near lh<> cc hb punemi Ifomc Kas | n ftll unsuccessful Continued from'pagc 5 Sykcs home at Steele. charge. tunltng trip. Thc crew, it was believed, had podge Hall Wednesday night at been taken aboard the warship. IV.'.IO o'clock, It was announced to- Ncill Reed, Worshipful Pulasld County To Use Food Stamp Plan WASHINGTON, Ncv. 21. (UP) — Secretary of Agriculture floury A. Wallace announced today that the food stamp plan for distributing surpluses lo Ihe needy will be put Into effect in Puloski County, Ark., Including thc cities ol Little Rock am! North Little R:ck. It was the 20th area designated for operation of the plan. Moral for Deer Hunters: Stay in Own Backyard WENATCHEB, Wash. (UP> — E. A. Goodhuc walked out of his garage into tlie backyard early one morning Just at the end of thc Washington deer season. Two deer suddenly came running into the yard, he says, and almost bowled him over. Then they struck a six-foot woven wire fence and both were knocked down. One of the deer ran away, but the other's neck was broken. Goodhue bled tho deer, a large yearling dec. Goodhue had Just returned from day by Master. Visiting Masons are cordially invited to attend this meeting at which there will bo special degree work, Mr. Reed aiid. Pendergast's Parole Application Denied WASHINGTON, Nov. 21. (UP) — Thc department of justice announced today lhat Ihc board si parole has denied Ihe application of Thomas J. Pentlcrgast, former Kansas City Democratic leader, foi parole from thc Leavenw.Tlh penitentiary, -where he Is serving a 15 months sentence evasion. for income Us Go To Little Roclt . ', > " ' For Masonic Meeting Several Blytheville men are In Little Rock for the three day session of the Grand Lodge of 'Arkansas Masons. . . • " Among those who went there are Nclll Reed, 1..-E. Baker, B. E. Blaylock, Raleigh Sylvester, P. J. dailies, Ivy W. Crawford. v ^ Lions Play Bingo .' | . At Luncheon Meeting Bingo was played at the luncheon meeting of the Lions club at the Ho lei Noble t:day to replace the weekly program. T: H. Murray ot Chicago, 111., was a visitor. Announcement was made of the joint meeting of the Klwanis, Rotary and Lions club Wednesday, Ncv. 29 at 12:10 o'clock at-the Hotel Noble for the annual Thanksgiving dinner. This affair will take. the place of the Tuesday noon meeting next week. What They Forgot Was Six-Weeks Baby DANVERS. Mass. (UP)—A young man and woman entered a restaurant, ate, paid their check and departed. As they sped away In their automobile an employe followed them in another machine. "Haven't you 1 Wednesday, slightly colder in east forgotten something," he shouted, 'portion tonight; warmer in north- "Goshl" said the w.cman as she east'portion Wednesday. " 'and her husband returned for their Memphis and vicinity—Generally_, WEATHER Arkansas —Fair tonight and three-day deer-, six-week-old bnbv they had left In fair tonight and Wednesday, not an adjoining booth, much change in temperature.

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