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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP wop.TM«!A e ^ »„, — -—*W ^ ^ -M^g f f K^ VOLUME XXXVIII—NO. 14. Blytheville Daily News Blytheville Courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BROADWAY % WALTER WINCHELL About Town The- Trotsky murder in Mexico J s on tlie verge of backfiring terrifically in New York City. U. S. cominy members have been definitely linked via irrefutable evidence in Goy't safes... Charles Chaplin's reju'venator is named Jean King, ex-ciggal at the Pierre now a model...coasters allege that Gai) Patrick is about to reconcile with Bob Cobb, which Is a heluva way of spelling Jimmy Roosevelt ...Herbert Hoover, Jr., (not the ex- President's boy) and Carol Good Uier pop makes a famed mayon- ncise; will be threaded in Washington on April 2Gth...Ruby Foo. the Chow Mein Stemmer, Is .secretly .sealed to Wm. Wang, who everybody imagined was her daughter's gentleman friend Alex Woollcoit nearly fell out of his wheel-chair in Philly at Wensdee's performance when a rat (not in the cast) strolled on-stage. Ruined everybody's eve'g...Are Carol and Lupescu on the S. S. Excalibur due next week?... Edmund Goulding the Hollywood director, is telling the silly about the two ghosts who had a fight and weren't spooking to each other. Insiders hear again that Moddom Perkins is resigning and if true— LaGuardia inherits her job... If that's a wrongo—you can bet he'll run for Mayor again...if he doesn't, he'll be one Italian not running. ..Bramwell Fletcher, the actor, and Diana Barrymore were serious about it 'til half-past three this ante meridian. ..One of the dramatic critics (not you, Nathan) NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 1941 E. R. JACKSON SS ELECTED MAYOR U. S.-Britain Prepare In Orient If Axis Springs Surprise They Will Be Ready By United Press The United States and Great Britain indicated ouletlv and without fanfare today that (hey are preparing for any surprises that the Axis may attempt to spring in the Far lifted first-night eyebrows his second seat was occupied by a choco- '---"" ' belle... Gloria Graf- Hospital j iace-fiavored ton enters Manhattan April Fools', Day...A. Jolson 'tells various fibs about that ring he bought for 100 Gs (allegedly valued at 400): "It's an investment against Inflation" is what he told vhis colyum..."i offered it to Ruby, but she refused it," is what he told others...Gary Grant offered An Anglo-American reply to the* well-publicized tour of Japanese Foreign Minister Yosuke Matsuoka to Rome and Berlin was given in a brief dispatch from Cavite, United States naval base in the Philippines. The dispatch reported the arrival at Cavite of Sir Robert Brooke- Popham, air marshal and commander-in-chief of Britain's air forces in the Par East. Brooke- Pophanv accompanied by a staff him $200,000 for Hutton. it to gift Babs "Watch on the Rhine," the new Lillian Hellman opus due tomorrow night, stands a corking chance of copping the Pulitzer and Critics' prizes. . .The same producer's "Corn is Green" leads for the "best -foreign" slay. ...Eileen Lunge, nctftffr?editbr I 'f6r Good Housekeen- ing. and -Lee Barker of the Houghton-Mifflin exec staff, will be riveted in April... That was a vicious canard about Loretta Young which swept across the land to Hollywood. That she was socked by a man for indiscreet remarks. It never happened... Socialite Edmond Anderson and. Countess Furstenburg have it terrible. Both are divorced... Rex Smith, the Newsweek editor, was in the same smash with Cieo Black, but he didn't get a scratch... Predericka, the dancer at Bertolotti's. comes to work nightly in a chauffeured limousine. He's a millionaire getting unwound. Dorothy Comiskey, of that baseball tribe, and Johnny Rigney. ace hurler for the Chicago White'Sox. may middle-aisle it before the season starts...Owen Davis, Jr., and Bunty Cutler look mighty pretty... General Wm. Van. Horn Moseley, (who still gets an army pension for reasons that elude many of us) will hold a secret meeting this week with Gen. Robert Wood of the America First Comm.. .Secret? ...Haw!... Doris Robbins, the thrush, and Ben Pollack, the orchestra leader, may remarry soon in New Mexico... A minute has been added to The Hour, the editor of which is A. E. Kahn. It's a boy...Neil Vanderbiit. Jr.. reports that the mention of Lindbergh's name in his lectures (everywhere) is greeted with long booing. ..Phil Harris may next Mr. Alice Faye. be the of high British officers, went into conference with Admiral Thomas Hart, commander-in-chief of the United States naval forces in the Far East. There was little amplification of the report, but it seemed apparent that Brooke-Popham and Hart were not discussing the weather or the high cost of living in the Orient. Brooke - Popham's headquarters are at Singapore, British naval base which is the cornerstone of defense for the whole southeast Pacific triangle of Malaya, the Dutch East Indies, the Philippines and Australia. Singapore is the nut which the Japanese must crack if ever th'eir ambition of control of the. South Pacific,is. to'be achieved. It has- been heavily reinforced in recent weeks by arrival of strong empire to.nri forces and large quantities of Royal Air Force squadrons, some of them outfitted with American planes. But Singapore is a naval base without a navy. Britain is unable to spare more than a light covering sea force because of the intensity of naval warfare in the Atlantiq and the Mediterranean. It is well within the realm of probability that American naval units next turn up at Singapore and this may be more of the subject •under discussion by Brooke-Popham and Hart, Cary Grant is the victim of reporters who hear too fast again. The story is that he will get $250.- GOO (really 125) for his next film and that he has assigned it to British Relief. ..The big omission is that Gary has stipulated all that coin be spent in the United States where it was earned, and second —that it be spent only for British poor and wives of R. A. Fliers... Fred U!lman. the RKO producer, recently melted, will soon marry Rrsalind de Hart...The JohnLard- ners are infanticipating ... The Lewis (author) Brownes have phfft ...A mag chain is making all employees take part of their wages in stock...How true is the Capitol buzz that John Cahill (recently resigned Federal d. a.> may get the U. S. Attorney-General's job when Robert Jackson is elevated to the biggest job on the big bench? Will Hays and his staff of censors have banned all "sweater shots" from films and "stills" in advertising of movies. ..Betty Hutton shelves "Hattie" in June for Buddy DeSylva's first film for Paramount. ..Veronica Lake, the lovely "I Wanted Wings." was the reason Myrna Loy and her husband rifted. Nothing serious—Myrna just wanted to make sure—the hard way... Dorothy Ma thews has flown back to Chicago to wed former Dis't Att'y Ash of that burg., .it's a himage young & Hospital. for the T. Lanes of Rubicam at Woman's Pope May Ask Peace In Easier Broadcast VATICAN CITY. April 2. (UP)— Pope Pius XII and Japanese Foreign Minister Matsuoka today discussed the possibility of putting out peace feelers in the pontiff's Easter Day speech, Vatican quarters reported. At the same time, however, Virginia Gayda wrote in the authoritative journal of Italy that as result of Matsuoka's visit to Berlin and 'Rome, new accords had been reached among Germany. Italy antf Japan as to what steps would be taken in event of the United States' entry into the war. Authoritative Vatican quarters understood that the pontiff expressed pleasure over recent state-? ments attributed to Matsuoka that Japan always believed in peace. The pope was said to have outlined to Matsuoka the points in his Easter Day broadcast which will deal with peace. He was said to have expressed hope that peace; might be negotiated before Spring war offensives are started. Chicago Wheat Open High Low Close May 98 3-8 92 1-2 90 92 Sept. 89 1-2 92 3-4 89 1-8 92 Yugoslavia Has Completed Work Of Bringing Factions Together By United Press Yugoslavia was reported today to have welded a united home front against possible German aggression and there were indications of diplomatic maneuvers involving Yugoslavia and Russia. The united Yugoslavia home front — if officially confirmed — should block apparent German attempts to drive a wedge between the two largest racial groups of the country, the Serbs and Croats. The possibility of a split between the two factions had been enlarged upon by Nazi propaganda with the evident intention of attempting to weaken Yugoslavia internally to a point at which her'prospects of withstanding German attack would be reduced greatly. Today, however, Belgrade ire- ported that an agreement was said 10 have been reached whereby Dr Vladimir Matchek. the strong Croat leader, will give his support to the new Yugoslav regime and retain his post as vice premier. Yugoslavia continued calm under an increased propaganda barrage which alleged that Yugoslav attacks or persecution of racial Germans have been intensified. The German propaganda followed closely the lines .employed agaiast the Poles and Czechs. Japanese Minister Conforms,With Axis Salute Step behind is Italian Foreign Minister ciano. Wired Rome New York. <NEA Tclcphoto). to Berlin; radioed Romo Berlin to Local Boys Sought Two Blytheville boys were sought today after they left their homes here at 8 a.m. yesterday, believed headed for Florida. The were William Wheat, 13, and Mattison Jolly, H. New Orleans Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. Jan. open high low 1097 1114 1097 1116 1131 1114 1110 1131 1109 1098 1128 1098 1096 1125 1096 1095 1117 1095 prev. close close 1115 1098 1124 1118 1124 1114 1121 1102 1119 1099 1114 1095 Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS, April 2 (UP) — Hogs. 7000 Top, 795 170-230 Ibs., 785-790 140-160 Ibs.. 700-150 Bulk sows, 675-725 Cattle, 2050-2000 Steers. 1050-1325 Slaughter steers, 800-1325 Butcher yearlings. 875-1000 Slaughter heifers. 725-1175 Beef cows.625-725 Cutters and low cutters. 450-600 Equipment Of Clyde Robinson Fights Fire On River Bar The river pumping equipment of the Barfield Sand and Gravel Company, operated by Clyde Robinson, returned to Butler's Landing last night after responding to a call Monday to join in fighting a disastrous fire aboard a Gulf Refining Company oil barge south of Island 35 in the Mississippi River, The fire, which may have caused ! , siit as much as $35,000 damage to the The craft cargo and steel barge, broke out • bv the hear"i7 m« SSLTS s«rru ro s —>r ™ s cause of the fire was not known, tains a fire fignting boat. This craft, commanded by Captain Russell Warner, responded to the call and the equipment of Mr. Robinson was also called After raging for hour* imnncr ueneral Motors the oil drums Ind cans ?„ L 3 Int '' HarV6StCT ed barge, the fire was finally ex- ' Ford Plant Strikers In Battle DEARBORN, Mich.. April 2. (UP)— A United Automobile Workers (CIO) strike which threw pickets and workers into a battle with clubs, stones and crowbars v today halted production in the Ford Motor Company's River Rouge plant, the largest single industrial unit in the world. Governor Murray D. Wagoner ordered all available state police to the scene to "maintain law and order." He summoned James F. Dewey, ace federal labor conciliator from a sick bed in Pennsylvania to attempt to mediate the strike which tied up much of the company's $154,000,000 in defense orders. The fighting centered arovmd the main entrance to the not) acre plant where negro workers emerged tr taunt pickets standing across a road. The negroes swung crowbars and clubs. The pickets charged them with .stones and clubs. Dearborn police broke up the melee by driving the negroes back through the gate and the pickets back- across the road. Police Chief Carl Brooks said 30 men were injured in the fight and that one of them was taken to the Ford hospital, suffering Results in t.he annual municipal election of Blytheville. by wards: Absentee E. R. Jackson ......... fl :Tom A. Little .......... 5 *Mrs. Trimble ......... H ?o. C. McHaney .!:-.... .2 *E. R."' Jones '........... a J. E. Lunsford . . ....... 4 •E. B. Woodson ........ Q Dwight Bentiey ........ 3 Mayor Ward 1 354 Ml Treasurer 495 Aldermen " Ward 242 25(i 4fl8 49U. Wtn-d 172 55- *Rupert Crafton For . . Against * Elected. 1 Firemen's Pension 6 282 308 3 93 121 119 81 134 82 Total 777 457 1,234 .500 . : 503' 107 119 . 04 135. 07U 205 Elections Elsewh from a skull fracture. Another, he j sh °oting 01 amnncr negro, Joe said, suffered severe face cuts, ap- j Crenshaw, was freed in Cr:r-;ll. parently from a razor. The other • Gourt h *ve at 2 p.m. today when 28 were given first aid treatment for Neil Killough of Wynne dLs- ' minor injuries, he said. Brooks was i mi ^ed a jury and directed a ver- unablt to say how many of the j ciic:t of noL guilty, injured were from each side of i Jones was arrested in the battle. j villc last Fall when he Caruthersville CARUTHERSVTLLE. Mo., April 2. w/ - Results in the annual election of Woman Both Acquit ted' flldcrmen herc yesterday included: C\t M \ r\ \ Wftrd Two—Gordon Wright won Uf Murder Lharges re-election to a third term with ! 237 votes to 168. for John Scott. Ward Three—Ott Monati defeated C. T. Batrd, 435 to 2G3. He succeeds J. W. Tipton, Sr., who did not seek re-election. One—Ben F. Rogers, re- opposition. Negro Man And Buster Jones, negro accused of murder in connection with the fatal re-elected without opposition. State police headquarters nt : from Chicago for the rirst time Lansing said 200 men were enroute i since Crenshaw was killed in Octo Dearborn in response to the | tober - 1933. governor's call. Meantime, picket ! He was represented by Claude groups continued to block all gates i P. Cooper of Blytheville. and important road intersections j The jury includes Joe Whitley, around the two square mile area Rosco Crafton. F. D. Underwood! occupied by the Pord factory. Leon Baker, Dixie Crawford. Jim | Turrell. James J. Edwards, all of I Blythfivillc: O. P. Grant, W. F. CottOll \ Horner, B. j. David, all of Manila; Ben Darby, Clear Lake, and Lon Burned ! school board. on t.he A total of 1,217 votes was cast. Manila Mar. May July Oct. Dec. Jan. open 1100 1122 U16 1106 1102 1102 high low 1125 1120 IHO 1121 1138 1134 1134 1121 prev. close close 1122 1102 1134 1125; Matthews. Brown Spur. Stock Prices a murder charge . r deliberati ng only lo' minutes 1U4 1129 HIS' 1 " a trial vestcrda y afternoon in 1 the day's only case. The woman was represented by Mr. Cooper. She was charged in connection with the fatal stabbing of another negro woman. Etta Lewis, last 1104 1102 1121 1129 1126 1121 1108 1104 1102 MANILA, April 2.— w. P.I Wells was mayor of Manila today after defeating C. W. Tipton by 155 votes to 123 In the heaviest vote turnout of many years here yesterday. Mr. Wells succeeds Mayor W. R. Brown, who did not seek re-election. The new mayor served in that office once before; Mr. Tipton had been mayor five times. James Moore won re-election as recorder with 211 votes. He was opposed by George Shedd, who polled 62 votes. Mr. Shedd had been night watchman here for 12 years. Five aldermen were elected with the following votes: W. R. Brown. E. B. Woodson, Rupert Crafton New Aldermen I he 4<l-year-old business man, alderman for 11 years was e cc ed by a plurality of 320 votes in yesterday's muniS f* f>H ?rm Hi«if .1 II ».-> .J« i i« j i , v,ui,\^i««,) e> JilUJllLlUdl uccliontl at alt! acted one of the largest votes ever <4>. in a city election here. Dormer Alderman Runs Up Wide Margin To Defeat Hassell Deweese Ellis was HAYTI, MO., April a. — Kohn, a former alderman, „_ elected mayor of Huytt in the city election hero yesterday. He received 592 votes while his opponent, Hns- cll Dcwcese, received 318. D. O. Cnthey was re-elected chief Of polico with a vote of 534. Ofle Shepard received 198 and B. L Countess 124. O. W. Yntes was re-elected to -he office of city collector, clefeat- ng O.scar Wilkinson who had resigned ns an alderman at the time he' announced his candidacy for collector's office. The votes were- Yntes, 574; Wilkinson, 333. In Ward One, Olllc Chism with 201 votes defeated F. X. Schu- imcker with 205 for a two year term as alderman, in the same ward, T. T. Martin, running unopposed for a one-year term as alderman, -eived^ 526 votes. In ,.Ward Two, d Glaaecock, 'running;for -a two^ year term, got 355'- ; 'an'd CHntbn" Winters one on a write-in. J. A. Johnson, unopposed jollce judge, got 907 votes. In the school election, Hayti onsolldated District No. 10, three candidates were running for two hree-year-term directorships. Earl Rnybuck with G86 and Ronnie P. Grecmvcll with 501 won. Gilbert received 355. A levy of 25 cents on the $100 assessed valuation for a building und for the district passed with n vote of -180 for and 51 ngnimt. The fund will be used principally "or additions to the negro school ystcm here. * Mr. Jackson was opposed by-Tom A. Little in the race to succee'd W^ Marlon Williams, who did not seek re-election after serving two two- year terms as mayor. Mr. Jackson received 777 votes to 457 for Mri Little in the mayor's race with a total of 1.234 votes bc-ing cast. v Aldermen were elected in Wards- One and Two without opposition, but two new alderme^ were named by Ward Three voters who ousted J. E. Lunsford in favor of E. B Woodson by a Vote of 119 to' 107 In the closest contest of the election. Rupert Crafton won by a vote- of 135 to 85 over Dwight Bentiey, the alderman); post vacated by Mr' Jackson In Ward Three. Mrs. Imogene Trimble was elected city treasurer without opposition' receiving every one of tne 1,234 rotes cast in'the election. John C. McHaney was re-elected Ward Two alderman without opposition, with 498 votes, and B. B Jones was re-elected in Ward One with 495 votes. ; The initiative proposal providing' for pensions to city firemen and pensions to widows arid children of deceased firemen, was carried by an overwhelming majority, 678 votes for and 265 against. ":*. The proposal, initiated by petU- for R. L. Well-Known Farmer Succumbs To Heart Attack At Luxora Yesterday LUXORA, April 2—Funeral serv- ces were held at 2:30 o'clock this iftemoon for Virgil Cole, 52, well- aiown farmer of this section who uccumbed to a heart attack at the home of his sister, Mrs. Herschel .elgh, here yesterday. >y the and .directing the City Council annually to levy a tax of not more ehan one mill on the dollar of ;: the assessed value of ; the real and personal 'property within' the: city- to pay pensions. to; "retired firemen, * pensions to widows and.-minor children of deceased firemen, and deceased retired firemen." The new mayor has lived'in Blytheville for the past 35 years-having come here from .Paragould, where he was born. After attending high school here, he served in the United States Army as radio instructor assigned to Tulane University during the "World War. • •> He ! has always been connected with some phase of the'.automobile'. business since the war ended. He Is an American Legion member and was a member of the City Council for 11 years in succession. He had a year remaining of his sixth two- year term when he resigned last month to run for mayor. Mr. Jackson resides at 1412 West Main street with Mrs. Jackson arid their only child, Mary Lynn, , 17- year-old high school student. He operates Jackson Auto. Parts Co. at Main and 21st streets. • ',V. Services Held For I Infant At Steele STEELE, Mo.. April -2.—Funeral cervices were held Wednesday afternoon for Kay Frances, three -.reeks old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grvil Bishop, who died at V.':>.lis hospital in B'ytheviKc Tv.es- • night. Her twin brother died n few hours . after wrih: . Tne -- 0 — '.ui.ici.ii, uv/i/n. i_rc\via. Iclol* IT>. r> -n -* *• i.. ~^ _ November 8 after an argument as I??' ' *?' Martm - 123; R ' the negroes were picking cotton on a farm south of Dell. She claimed self-defense. Jurors included Cecil Leon Baker, Dixie Crawford. C. ( Wylie. Jim Turrell and James J. . 6 3 1-21 Edwards, all of Blytheville; Lon s , ervice 4 1 -2 ( Matthews, Brown Spur; W. F. on l"o Horner - Manila; J. E. Krech. Yarbro; Curtis Bright, Gosnell; Ben A. T. & T 162 Anaconda Copper 24 3-4 Am. Tobacco 693-4 Bethlehem Steel 77 Chrysler Cities Coca-Cola General Electric 32 7-8 Hccman, 127. flr Present a d " ermcn are M. L. Downing, Riley ~ SEW 18 Childress, A. R. Steele General Motors 42 3-4 Hmmkhpri w the blaze was discovered by crew members a radio appeal was sent to the Wolf River Transportation company in Memphis which main- but some river men were of the opinion it started from a short circuit. Mont. Ward 37 N. Y. Central 13 1-4 North Am. Aviation 14 1-4 Packard 23-4 Phillips 38 1-8 Radio 4 Republic Steel 19 Sccony Vacuum 9 Shidebaker 61-8 Sb'd of N. J 35 1-2 Texas Corp 36 3-4 Darby, Clear Lake, and Frank W. Pyland, 40 & 8. Prosecuting attorneys are Marcus Feitz ecutor ville. STEELE, Mo.. April 2.—Results In yesterday's school election for Consolidated District No 8 included: Stccle—Hayes Smith, 286 votes, May S. Steel 56 1-21 Sept. 67 1-4. 681-2 667-8 68 1-8, ti ~» v <wv*i,«i«^ K*VUV* i iwj iT> (lit; 4Vi.t*l L;U,>7.riiTf<«~iTt , Jonesboro. and Deputy Pros-1 de f Teatcc L H " Ball ^tine, 115. >r Graham Sudbury. Blythe- : or ™ ^wy-Charley Thompson, •* * 26o, defeated W. E. Wright, 132. Maplewood—-Ollie Welson, 228, defeated J. A. Ray. 173. rhirnn^ rWi> Russell Frakes was elected over ^rilCUyo L/0//1 Sh i r i ey smith for Alderman in Ward Two' and Bill Sheeley was Open High Low Close elected over Roy Weaver in Ward 66 1-2 67 5-8 65 3-4 67 1-4 One, in Steele's aldermanic elec- Church of God at Earle, Ark., from the Leigh home. Burial was made at the Sandy £.idge cemetery, A native of Bcnton County, Tenn, Mr. Cole came to Mississippi County In 1916. He has engaged In farming in the Luxora-Burdette section since that time. He leaves his father, D. J. Cole of Luxora. his wife, Mrs. Florence Cole; six daughters, Mrs. Velma Brawley of Osceola; Mrs. Wilma Fields and Mrs. Vlrgie Tate, both of Luxora; Misses Marcy Jean, Geraldine and Patty Burns Cole, and two sons. William V. and James F. Cole, all of the home; four sisters. Mrs. Dovie Stanfield and Mrs. Vernie Leigh, both of Luxora; Mrs. Rosie Oakes, of Greenville, Miss., and Mrs. Verlie Thorpe of Blytheville; and two brothers, James P. Cole of Keiser and H. J. Cole of Burdette. * A.*- ' of * e at the home and burial made ih Max B. Reid Gives Talk On "Lionism" "Lionism" was the subject of a talk by Max B. Reid to members ion. weekly meeting at Hotel Noble yesterday. The code of ethics of the organization was read by Lynn Brown. One new member, Russell Hays, was introduced. Guests of the club included Judge Neill Killough of Wynne, the Mt. Zion cemetery. Surviving are the parents, four sisters. Renna Paye,.Imogene, Patsie and Barbara Jean, and one brother. John Franklyn. ' '•• Hardin Announces New Revenue Employes LITTLE ROCK, April 2 (UP)— Revenue Commissioner Joe Hardin announced today the appointment of eight new department employes in seven different counteis. Those who assumed new jobs today were "Happy" Glover, inspector of Cleve/land County; Polk Ledbetter. Dallas County; James Wells, Drew County; Grover Harris, Madison County; W. J. Petti John, Sharpe County; Esker Latimer, White County; and Buron Roberts and O. H. Barker of Miller County. ': U. S. WEATHER FORECAST BLYTHEVIIXE — Mostly Cloudy with showers tonight and Thursday morning. Lowest temperature 54. Cooler Thursday. Highest 70. '.•/{! MEMPHIS— Increasing cloudiness with occasional rains tonight and. Thursday. Slightly warmer tonight. Lowest 58. Thursday highest 74.T-, ARKANSAS—Mostly cloudy vriih showers. Cooler in the west por- • Harold Stedham, also of Wynne, jtion tonight. Thursday, partiy and Marcus Feitz of Jonesboro. cloudy and cooler. , ' :^

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