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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 1, 1941
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER r»w Mrm-rui™ «m .« ...„ A ^ * ^ " " r*~r THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTH*A ST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOLUME XXXVIII—NO. 13. BIytheville Daily News Blytheville Courier BIytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTI1KV1LLE, ARKANSAS, TUKSDAY. APRIL ! lfl-11 SINGLE COPIES FIVE' CENJE3 SHIPS BROADWAY By WALTER W1NCHELL Nctcs of an Innocent Bystander The first nights: "Native Son, last .season's best seller about the killer in Chicago's Black Belt came to town as a play hist week Burns Mantle and Brooks Atkinson were friendly to the O. Welles adaptation,v but" the Mirror, the .Journal and the Post didn't appreciate it a.s much as the others John Mason Brown found that the .stage version "at its best is as nothing compared to its crudest in bock form." Canada Lee, the lead player, Ray Collins and Paul Stuart were cited tor good work . . There \vas a regretful "no" on "Gabrielle." a somber job taken from a Thomas Mann short piece. Sidney Whipple brushed it off in the World-Telly as "incoherent," but he and the others had nice things to say about Eleanor Lynn . . . "My Fair Ladies" was a labored trick about two dolls posing as runaway royalists among the climbers. It was tabbed a Spring venture. Spring, which is the loveliest thing you can say about a day, is the meanest you can call a play. The story tellers: A 1 e x a n dra Krcpotkin, in Liberty, tells of Dagmar Godowsky having to tie a -string about her finger to rem- ber what she gets melancholy about, so forgetful is she . . . How does Dagmar remember what the string is for? . . . Pathfinder points out that Sekkatree of State Hull is now holding that office longer than any man—eight, -.years - - '. Well, what's more.^iiSitable i.han a Hull for a Ship. . . . Elizabeth Hawep advises all American M, throw away their corsets 5 dies and stop flattening es . . . "I think." Elizabeth^ "that women will find thai men like curves" ... In dj words, ladies, don't flatter y selves . . . Henry Beetle Houg "The Herald in Her Heart" is aj lulu of a stbry in the Statevepost. It's about a newspaper, with an original switch on a death watch. ...In the old days in Constantinople, according to Fact Digest, the color of your fingernails showed what political party you belonged to. Over here, it's the length. If they're bitten short, they belong to a Republican. U. S. Puts 19 French Ships 'Under Surveillance'; Nazis Mass on Yugoslav Frontier By UniU-<1 1'ress 'I he United Slates placed 1<) Frcncli mm-lium shins— including- the $80,000,000 luxury liner Normamlie--"umlor surveillance 1 ; today as seven Axis ships were scuttled to prevent their seix.ure by South American nations The action of the United'State:; in regard to the French ships wa.s interpreted by a high treasury official as a possible forerunner of their seizure. Since Saturday, G9 German. Italian and Danish vessels have been taken into custody. However, the French ambassador after a conference at noon with Undersecretary of State Sumner Welles, .said he had been assured that the American government had no intention of seizing French vessels in this country. In Berlin, authoritative German iources declared today that Amer- can seizure of Axis shipping constituted an "absolute violation of HI man rights". Off Venezuela four Axis ships, :hree Italian tankers and a Gernan freighter, were smoldering mlks. They were fired by their rews. Three other -Italian tankers .vere placed under control by Venezuelan authorities to '(keep hem from being sabotaged.' A Peruvian warship intervened today when two German merchantmen tried to leave the harbor at Callao, Peru. The German crews immediately fired their vessels and the ships were burning fiercely. ^Another German vessel was burned its crew in the harbor at Paita, War Bulletins RIKXICO CITY, April 1 (UD —The Mexican government today ordered the nuvy to sci/.e 12 Italian and German vessels at Vera Cruy. and Tumpieo. LIMA, I'eru, April I (IJI>) — Peruvian authorities today detained tu'o airplanes of the German - controlled "Lufthansa Peru" airline at the air field from where the managers of t\vo steamship agencies were attempting to leave the country - WASHINGTON, April 1 (UP) —Mexico and the United States today signed an agreement for reciprocal use of existing air bases in the two nations as a means of strengthening western Hemisphere defenses. BERLIN, April 1 (UP)—Nazi quarters saidloday that relations with Yugoslavia have reached a grave crisis and the German press broke out with the scare headlines last seen before the Czech and Polish BKU'IKADK, April 1 (UP) —Reports spread through Yugoslavia today I hat- (2cr- many is mas.sin^r troop: concentrations on Yugoslavia s frontier, including c r a c mountain detachments a n parachute battalions -such as those used in the low countries. There was no estimate here of the number of German troops reported moving up to the Yugoslav frontiers. However, it was reported that the German detachments included both Alpinist regiments, presumably some of the Austrian units whii-h saw service in Norway, and parachute groups such a.s were employed in Germany's advance in Belgium and Holland. It was reported without official confirmation that General Sir John Dill, chief of the British imperial staff and Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden had arrived here for consultations with Yugoslav leaders. ( A semi-official Budapest newspaper reported from Sofia that Yugoslavia's mobilization was virtually completed and that roads along the frontier had been mined.. Another Hungarian report said that Yugoslavia's mobilization was due to be completed Thursday and that heavy Yugoslav forces had been concentrated in the south lisped Sabotaged Italian Ship Engines U S Coast Guardsmen inspect wreckage of air valve systlMll tn 5 room of Italian vessel S. S. Alberta, u havi.' been responsible for the u dl'ort lo put n stop to tltc sabotage neUvities.—<NEA irlephoto.) Typewriter Ribbons: Paul Geraldy: As soon as you cannot keep anything from a woman—you love her... George Jean Nathan: The trouble with every table is that there's always one chair to many ...The Bridgeport Times-Star: Because a man is listed in Who's Who doesn't necessarily mean he knows what's what...Karen Hollis: People were drawn to Sherwood Anderson as to an open fire. The Cincinnati --'Enquirer: Italians will have to do -without ice cream, cake or fresh -pastry. They can have their Mussolini, but they can't eat him, too...Anon: All girls act the same when) they want a kiss. The difference! consists in their actions when (they want another onc...Olin Miljer: The price of peace at any / price always has been. is. and {Always will be slavery...The Miaani Herald: A cat watching a mc/use seems the ultimate in alert \ attention till you see a small tcwJn watching a widower. .. D'AmuiAzio: A woman's soul is like a (goldfish bowl. The goldfish swimming around are her evil thoughts. } Puerto Cabello, crews of the i ships were in the hands .ezuelan authorities. They interne the German sea- bcis sentiment was run- 'high in Puerto Cabello. Last night mobs destroyed a German owned hotel. Martial law proclaimed during the disorders was lifted today. Talk of American convoys for Britain was growing louder in Washington. Fiery Claude Pepper, Democrat, Flqrtda, proposed that the United States establish an Atlantic "safety zone" possibly extending to the limit of The Western Hemisphere wjithin which it would protect British ships. campaig-ns to charge that { near the juncture of the Yugoslav"Yugoslav terror increases!' 01 STR Meeting Scheduled Thursday To Discuss Child Welfare Set-Up Organization of a Child Welfare Unit will be descusseci at a county meeting on Child Welfare Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the courthouse in this city. Union Officials Say Police Guilty Of "Deliberate Attack" On Men MILWAUKEE. Wis.. April 1. (UP)— Union officials charged today police "deliberately assaulted" 3,000 strikers massed at the Allis Chalmers Manufacturing Co. plant by twice charging- them with a 6,800-pound riot car from which they hurled tear gas bombs. The armored "Big Bertha" was employed against the CIO United Automobile Workers when they attempted to interfere with workmen leaving the plant last night, Bulgarian and Greek frontiers.! Eden and Dill had been in Athens and the expectations that they would come to 'Belgrade had increased with. ,—^15 that the prepared for war and "had determined to defy Germany. It was understood that the government ha'ci speeded work of removing permanent archives to the interior. Diplomatic circles Kald that a report was circulating that Italy might attempt to mediate the crisis between Yugoslavia, anct Germany. (The Rome radio announced today that 100 Italians, including members of the legation staff and newspaper correspondents, had left Belgrade by train today for Italy.) Mrs. H. D. Owens Dies At Home Of Her Son Mrs. H. D. Owens, 63. Lost Cane, died at 10:40 a. m. today at the home of a son, A. C. Owens of police said. The plant was reopened | ^ amla - She nnd ben in ill health last Friday in defiance of tho 69- C, 12 ye , ars day strike of UAW members when- 0 Funeral services will be held at, •overnraent officials requested pro- 1 P " m ' tomorrow nt thl ^ Li ^le River Suction immpriintpiv rm «« nnn nnn 'Baptist church at Lost Cane. duction immediately on $45,000,000 worth of government orders. At least 30 rounds of tet.. & --o bombs were thrown from the lum- ° nmc bering tank car before the strikers were dispersed, their eyes smarting. Capt, William Hannon estimated 150 shells had been fired. Mrs. Owens had lived in Missis- County's Relief Needs To Be Determined; Program, May Begin Soon Two officials oi the Surplus Marketing Administration began work here today on a .survey of relief needs and started organization of office forces both in BIythe- ville and Osceola for Mississippi county's participation in tin: federal food stamp program. It wa.s believed today that the program will start here about. May 1. Officials here are Russell H. James, in charge of organization of the county, and Herbert D. Rorex, field representative of the SMA, both from the Little Rock office of the federal bureau. They said each office, at Osceola and BlytheviUe, would have from 10 to H employes, including a cashier and disbursing officer and several stenographers, when tlu; program gels under way. Approximately a month is required to train the office force and to complete a survey of needs of tin- county. County Judge Roland Green is to furnish office headquarters. Relief clients to benefit under the plan will be certified by tho county The crowd of 3.000 strikers was from Mississippi with include the husband; three sons, Roy, Evansvillc. Ind.. and A. C. and Wade, both of Ma*™ e r - Udlle the SMA. Election Returns To Be Given By Courier Following Us usual custom, the Courier News will ylvo results loniHht on the municipal election in which Blyt.hevllle voters today, cnst, ballots to name n mayor, aldermen and to decide upon an initiative measure providing pensions for retired firemen. . While the polls are scheduled to close nt six p. ru. it is 'not believed that counting of the ballots will be completed before seven or 7:;io o'clock. Those who wish to obtain election results are invited io call the Courier News oHlcc. telephones 300 or 307, after thai time. Last Rites,Held For W. D. Fowler, Pioneer Selllcr Of Pemiscot HOLLAND. Mo.. April 1. Funeral services wore held yesterday for W. D. Fowler, pioneer settler of Pomiscot County who died Friday night at. the home of hi.s chiugh- .•orking with f i, T . Mr . S- n j, ; _ L .smith of Culi bert.'on Community near hero af~ Electric Wire Is Blamed For Fire Here interested is asked to attend. Revenue Department Employes Replaced -s— LITTLE ROCft April 1 (UP) — Revenue department officials announced the discharge of two more U " 1J1 be assl < employes, effective today. Those a later date discharged were j classified as Bailey; For { ' ie Past 10 weeks. Miss Anne employes and h;ad been placed on | Council, assistant director of the the payroll durilng the administration of Pormerj Governor Carl E. Bailey. C ohe crow and Vernon and Hargrove Maughan of Senatobia. Miss. | tor a long illness. The snrvicc.s were j hold at the Sacred Heart Church j in CanithtT.sville at nine o'clock i by Father UoyJe and burial wa.s j made in the Number Eifjht ceims from j tery near Cootrr at 11 o'clock, resulted in j Mr. Fouler, who wa.s last i | )nm j n iiuiiana hut find Mrs South Lakr Shortage Of Soft Coal Supply Is Predicted I( Strike Continues NEW YORK. April l. (UP)-Soft I coal operators and miners resume | contract negotiations today under pressure from President Roosevelt, but a "work stoppage" was in effect at 115 per cent of the mines, -shutting off the only source of fuel from many vital defense industries. The "stoppage," which went into ofect last midnight when the United Mine Workers' (CIO) two-year contract expired, will not become apparent until tomorrow, because today is a miners' holiday, commemorating the winning of an eight- hour day. A critical coal shortage would not develop before two weeks, even if the .stoppage were prolonged. Coal reserve;;, estimated at 4a.:rJG,- 000 tons on March i, are .sufficient for 30 clays. Steel mills have 25- day reserves but .some smaller industries engaged in national de- fence have only two weeks supplies. Dr. John R. Stcelman, director of the United States Conciliation Service, already had arranged today's tueeMng of miners and operators when President Roosevelt intervened last night, insisting on a settlement and asking Stcelman for a report "before midnight." Defense Program Sends Trade Upward ATLANTA. Ga.. April 1. LT>— Boomed by federal defense con- Following the meeting, there will i gates. Police attempted to push the I w :i !,„ ° r ' , „ be set up an advisory, committee | crowd back from the street to ch ai ge Uneral Homc whose function will be to advise with the child welfare worker who will be assigned to this county at Child Welfare state bureau, has been in this county making a study and laying the ground work for the Those dismissed this morning ' organization were Jeff Davis and John Atkins! j Seven counties in the state have Atkins is the ,son of Will Atkins, welfare units with full time work- avoid violence. Chicago Wheat Chicago Corn ; Street, j u | Tin- blaze began in a room at the back of t.ho house nnd wa.s extin- • vv ^ s gui.shecl by firemen who were called 'at. 8:30 o'clock. i ... ../,./ ami had lived near Cooler and Holland until his death. He lracU lradc aml activity had been manager of the Culberl- in the Southeast .showed steady Convicted Of Killing An- ofher Negro: Second Murder Case Begins Roy Houston, negro charged with murder in the death of Harry Cunningham, another negro, last November 5 near Hlckmun, was sentenced to 21 years in the state penitentiary today by Circuit Judge Nelll Kllloufjh of Wynne after a jury found him guilty of second- de«ree murder. The jury, after hem-in? the first ^se on the two weeks April term of Circuit Court here yesterday and early today, deliberated less than two hours before returning a vordict. Houston was charged with fatally shooting the other negro on last election day. following an argument. Attorneys Percy Wright and Virgil Greene represented Houston "who claimed self-defense. The state was represented by Prosecuting Attorney Marcus Fietz of the second judicial district and Graham Sudbury, BIytheville,'dep- •uty prosecuting attorney making his first appearance in the criminal division of Circuit Court after taking tho office last January 1, Jurors were Leon Bnker, J. 'E. Dccn, Rosco Crnfton, Dixie Crawford, C. L. Wylie. Jl m Turrcll and James J. Edwards, all of BIythe- ville; L. T. Broom and 0. P. Grant Manila; Milton Bunch and J. E Krech, Yarbro, and Curtis Bright of Gosnell. A second murder trial began while the first jury was deliberating. After a jury was impaneled, trial began in the cnsc of Bertha Pegue, negro woman charged with- first degree 'murder in connection with the fatal stabbing of another negro woman, Etta Lewis, last November 8 on the C. C. Wells farm south of Dell. The negro woman is represented by Claude P. Cooper. The trial'Is expected to end today. Jurors nrc Cecil Wroten, Leon Baker. Dixie Crawford, C'. L. Wylie, Jim Tim-ell, James J. Edwards" all of BIytheville; Lou Matthews. Brown Spur; W. F. Horner. Manila;' J. E. Krcch, Yarbro; Curtis Bright, Gosnell; Ben Darby, Clear Lake! and Frank W. Pyland, 40 & 8. Third of six murder trials on the crowded docket is scheduled to start tomorrow in the case of the state vs. Buster Jones, negro nc- cu.sccl in connection with the fatal shooting in October. 1933, of another negro. Joe Crcnshaw. Jones was arrested here last Fall as he returned to BIytheville for a visit for tho first time since 1933. Judge Killough fined Franlj Edwards, negro charged with 'patty larceny, $25 before a recess for lunch. The charge previously was burglary and petty larceny but the burglary charge was stricken. May . 907-8 91 891-2 89 5-8 j May . GG5-8 67 TotalCily Vote At in the south end of tlu: anri contribuU-u n,;;;.:!: to velopment. Surviving arc his daughter, Mrs. county 1 Reserve t-s dc- i day. - " " MI-* oj ,j-u ivuiy . OOJ-0 07 fob 1-H KK l_fl O r> n/f y> Sept. . 901-4 903-4 891-2 88 5-81 Sept. . G7 5-8 673-4 671-8 671-41 * ' * "'• *$ 6mith - who served chairman of the state police commission during the Bailey admiistration. Stdck Prices A. T, & T.| 162 1-4 Anaconda Chopper 24 5-8 Am. Tobacco 693-4 Chrysler . - 63 1-8 Cities Service 41-2 Coca-Cola 97 Genera] Electric 32 General Rotors 42 3-4 Infl. Harvester 48 1-8 Mont. Ward 36 3-4 N. Y. Central 13 ers. Such units are financed by federal, state and local funds. Mississippi County ha,s already ap- ! preprinted the necessary amount. I Miss Council, in urging the public to attend, stated that obtaining the unit here was a matter of vital interest to the cotmtv. Three Rirthdays in One SEATTLE, Wash. (UP) — Mrs. President Starts Allocating o War Supplies To Democracies R-uby Jafle. 25. and her two chil- • democracies dren. Larry. 2. and Susan, all have | powers. ABOARD PRESIDENTIAL SPE- 1 CIAL EN ROUTE TO WASHINGTON. April 1. (UP)—President Roosevelt, with data supplied by Harry L. Hopkias and Major General James H. Burns, today began allocating American military supplies amon? American armed forces; Great Britain. Greece and other resisting the Axis bom Feb. 6. 1941. North Am.' AAviation Packard ., Phillips . ; Radio . , Republic Steel Socony Vacuum Studebaker - .. St'd. of N. J- Texas Corp. .. U, S. Steel .... 14 1-8 2 3-4 38 3-8 4 1-8 19 9 6 35 36 3-4 57 the same birthday—Feb. 6. Susan j Mr. Roosevelt had already or\\~n c: K *-.»-»•* TTI^I,. /? i n ,< i i _* * . jr*Ji dered a large quantity of army 75 millimeter guns left over from the World War. and stored at Fort Bragg, N. C., shipped to Greece. Aid has already been pledged to Jugoslavia in addition to Britain. Greece and China, and it was reported , in Istanbul that Turkey New York Cotton Prev. Open Hish Low Close Close Mad. . 1101 1102 1097 1098 1105 May . 1122 1124 1111 1118 1128 July . 1115 1114 1106 1114 Oct. . 1106 1109 1092 1102 1110 Dec. . 1104 1107 1098 1099 1107 Jan. . 1103 H03 1095 1095 1106 1128 ;was askin? what aid she would get 11231 if she resists aggression. Mr. Roosevelt arrived in Washington this morning and confers at once with the congressional "big four." then with Secrotary of Agri- voters are electing two aldermen in the annual municipal election. Results of the day's balloting. , .. . however, were still unknown at 2 nmeral p.m. with the polls remaining open until fi o'clock and official count of ballots not scheduled to be<nn Efforts to obtain defense indus- culture Claude wickarrt and Leon i until after that time Henderson, price control chief of i A somewhat .smaller vote thin the defease advisory council, on | had been expected apparently was "priorities and price ceilings" j being cast, with the following 2 _„,, nmu ,-Be ore leaving- Fort Bragg last ; p.m. totals at the three poilin* tries for Arkansas ore being marie i night Mr Roosevelt talked at; places: Ward One—(City Kail) in Washing inn by John W." Mover length by long distance telephone 1248; Ward Two~<Raymond SmS^ior BIythevilte and Representative with Undersecretary of State Sum-i Auto Parts) 250; Ward Three—IE. C. Gat.hinas of West Memphis i nfr Welles in Washington. Welles j (Ark-Mo Lumber Co.. 145. The! The net tint Arkansas is within' may go to the White House this total after seven hours of voting 1 Arkansas us within German Undertaking Company iciri of Steele wn.s in charge of the Building permits issued in February at 20 reporting cities increased 13 per cent over January and were 21 per cent greater than a year ago. The rate of pig iron production in Alabama increased six per cent • in February to a new high level ) that was 22 per cent above that of month in 1040, However. February fraction of one ;ut still wa Mrs. MatHe E. Tole Dies Here Last Night Mrs. jMattie E. Tole, 53. Oak Ridge, Mo., died at Walls Hospital at 10 o'clock last night. Funeral services were held nt 2 p, m to- increases during "February" "ovSlh'e j Conducted 6 ^°!h %^ P f ^n ?' previous month and, on the whole, UT by the ReV ' J ' H ' Doh - much Krcatcr Lhan a vcftr :1?0 - ' nrrial was at Mount Zion Oeme- tery. Mrs. Tole. who lived at Oak Ridge, between BIytheville and Steele, Mo., for several years, had been ill only a short time. Survivors include the husband, E. D. Tole: two sons, Norman and Cnrmack Tole, both of the home, nnd two brothers. Norman and Bob Hicks, both of Holland. Hanna Funeral Home was in charge. e ni0nthly rcviuw ° f lhc FiH - ra of Atlanta -said to- | Construction contracts awarded February increased 20 per cent and family, also a son, | over January and the total for the Fowler of Memphis- a Southeast wa.s 51 per cent greater Meyer Working To Get Defense Plantsl afternoon i was slightly less than 650. The president is believed to have Tom A. Little and E. R. (Rabbit) aid flowing in a steady stream to Jackson are the only candidates in the aren for which major defense industry developments arc contemplated was revealed following a conference between the two Ark- Bntain-planes guas. munitions, j the mayor's race. Mayor W. Marlon iansas men and William S. Knud- pcr cent greater than a year ago. U. S. WEATHER FORECAST ,,„.... , ~ w. BLYTHEVILLE — increasing MJ Williams is not seeking re-election.'sen, director-general of the Office!cloudiness and warmer tonight and '"i In Ward Three, aldermen are of Production Management. Mr., Wednesday. Lowest temperature 54. , .. . - .,. u , iJ cm S ? oscn from beuvccn J - E.|Knudsen told the two that his of-! Highest Wednesday 76 new production to establish a def- Lunsford. seeking re-election jficc wished first to expand the de-1 MEMPHIS - Partly ' doudv and mite basis for canalization of J against E. B. Woodson. and Rupert fense facilities already existing in'warmer tonight Lowest 56" Wed- New Orleans Cotton Prev. Open High Low Close Close 1110 U10 1100 1104 1113 1127 1129 1118 1125 1132 1121 1126 1113 1118 1127 1113 1108 1101 1108 1117 1114 1114 1104 1104 1116 1112 1112 11CO 1102 1115 May July Get". Dec. Jan. -, of stocks Italy and Japan. next Tuesday. arc planned. nesday. Livestock Hogs 10.000 Top 790 170-230 Ibs 780-785 140-160 Ibs 700-750 Bulk sows 665-715 Cattle 3300 Steers 1100-1175 SI. Steers SOO-1325 Butcher yearlings 875-1000 v SI. Heifers 725-1175 Beef cows 625-725 Cutters and low cutters 450-600

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