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VOLUME XXXVm-NO. 18. THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF JJOWHMABT Am.-«a..,V, A^'~~f'*"^' •! ^ Aj T? O Blytheville Daily News Blytheville Courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BROADWAY % WALTER WINCHELL Girl Friday J)«'ar \V. U'.: most important, L think is this: A Philadelphia judge has upheld a nev.-spaperman's right to protect ihe source of his infor- •'nation. The judge Ls James C. Crumlish. The reporter Ls L S Willis of the Public Ledger Ihero He did a series of articles exposing the short-weight coal racket in Penna., and, as a result oi the expose, liis life was threatened But he refused to tell the name of his source, and the coun, u.sin-' :• 1937 law, upheld him . . . why don'i you p 0 i m OUL ln , lt - Tlu;re fcha!l Be Mo N'ight," which, wasn't as gripping a.s "Watch on the Rhine," y/u.s also lazy in its early .scenes? But both nils worked 'up 10 a powerful ending, and what else does a playgoer want for lus passes? ... i hear Jan Valiin the "Out of ihe Night" author 'and ex-Commy, will be "deported'' to a South American place for .six months and then will be allowed to re-enter on a passport quota. Mrs. Frank Harris. Widow of Wilae's biogger, & now Hviiv here. Friends got up a fund and brought her from France I j see where Lillian Gish, in a state- meiiL from Chicago, lias confirmed ' NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI ARKANSAS, MONDAY, APUIL 7, 1<M1 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS News Of Fighting On Two ronts Obscured By Censors ritain Backs Her Balkan yif/H/ni IP n MtLL ih b !5y United Adolf Miller's fora's of tlie the rumors Gertrude Lawrence's earnings from "Lady in the Dark" amount to about $5,000 weekly. She gives half to British Of course. Uncle Sam he calls Society , relief gets his m taxes, too. Leavin* Gertie cabfare, at least . c V. R. Thompson, of The London Express, has just completed what -an expozay" on Cafe - - The Journal's ship news man said the RAP boys visiting New York expressed a" desire- to see you...When you see them Please kiss them all for me and Kay. > The cop on the beat near Loew's State was given permission by the manager io bring himself * and family to see the show — tor free When he arrived at the theatre the manager tried to sell him a twenty-cent chance on a raffle for "Greek Relief" . . . whereupon the cop asserted himself by threatening to arrest the manager for violation of the gambling laws. Wotta cheapskate! . . . Alexandra Phillips, the newspaper gal,' has a new novel named:,. "Where the Apple-Reddens." G. P.' Putnam's I Sons brought it out last month "Alexandra" is our editorial- department Ruth Phillips' middle name ... Ballad lor Americans" which was called "pinkish." is b c - ing recorded for Columbia by the Westminster Choir. I'eggy Joyce was ordering some dinner at a restaurant in midiown She kept ordering the whole thiir- m French and offering other chatter in French to the waiter, who , «• men ami reported only scant j>roi>ivss nuiir-old Balkans blitzkrieg. ' i •«.'*•* A blanket of censorship and ' broken communications obscured U r \ f~- /-> ! lh ° Sl ° ry Oi ' fim ' c> fi K»tim: in the nero or African Campaign I ™ ggeci mountains or northern C \ n - - °i Greece and on thr flat plains of Lommands B r 111 s h! Northeast Yugoslavia. But tlic accounts of German propagandists and the reports of the Nazi high command and skimpy dispatches from Athens. Lon- Uj?(K Ihe —** - —,:£i,s'a5x± CLfll S ,11UST G In ln I-OA^ eece finally exploded: I'm a busy man! "Please, lady! If you see her tell her that maid wno sued her recently is around town threatening to go to the gov't Pbout some of. her gems, etc Remember the item en Sandra Lyncte? She's very ill and wishes friends would write her in care of Fleetwood. Box 236. Gatto Lane Pearl River. N. Y. She was Al Trahan's partner once. Phyllis Brooks' under study in "Hattie" resigned when Virginia Field got "the Brooks part . . . That No Foreign War bunch is quietly marrying T?. C America Last Committee. men. six months off theatre ; c bs and all Dorothy MeGuire of "Claudia" fshe is grand in it) got offers trom nearly every flicker company, but Fox Ls a bit miffed with her . . . Because of the tilings she demanded before si^nin^ Dorothy got the right to approve' an scripts, pick her own leading year for f . . --ie other things good actors and actresses rate. Clap hands for her. huh? ... A case of perfect timing is the big piece in rhc May Ks.sue of Screen Guide on the forthcoming marriage between Cnry Grant and Barbara Hutton . . '. Remember when Gary asked us to retract it when we were the first to mention it? And remember how we didn't? Broadway's newest romance, and it appears to be im-pre.ssagently. is that of Gloria Blake, the lovely chanteuse. and Bob Davis, the the other night at George White's printer of best-sellers . . . He had his whole family see her perform and from the looks of things they all went for Gloria hook. line and singer . . . General Motors <Frig- idaire division* Sales Corporation of Dayton, Ohio, deserves a big patty-cake for its give-away booklet called: "Your America." I'm sending one for the children Abel Green of Variety isn't wearing a Hitler mustache, at ail. It's a cold rash, . . What other shows do you wanna see? "Mr. and Mrs. North," "Claudia" and "Meet the People" are right tin your typewriter. —Your Girl Friday LONDON. April 7. (UP)—Gen Sir Archibald Wavell. hero of the British Empire drive against the African empire, has assumed supreme command of British forces on the Balkan front, it was reported today in well informed quarters. It was indicated that Wavell and his staff had made full dispositions of the British army in Greece and had worked out strategic and tactical plans with the Greek high command. In view of the fact that a German attack on both Greece and Yugoslavia had been foreseen for weeks, it was assumed that the Jugoslav general staff had at least oeen advised of plans. One of the most decisive moments of the war had arrived Britain had challenged Germany m force in southeastern Europe and Hitler had; expressed his determination [ 0 drive the British into the sea from any vantage point they might seize on the European continent. The issue was clear. Great Britain disclosed officially only, last night "the worst kept secret of the war"—that a British army had been landed in Greece Estimates of its number ran from 100.000 to 200.000 But it was indicated strongly that the total strength might soon be. if it was not now. 300,000 men. fully equipped with the latest, types of automatic arms and mechanized and armored transport. The communique announcing the presence of the British army in Greece said: "After the entry of German troops to Bulgaria had brought to a head the long threatened German invasion of the Balkans his majesty's government in the United Kingdom, in full consultation with ihe Dominion governments concerned, sent an army into Greece comprising troops from Great Britain. Australia and New Zealand to stand in line with the soldiers' of our brave ally in defense of their native soil. "The British air force, whirl;. don and Istanbul made plain that the Nazi army was having- no walkover. Nazi sources entered a vague claim that their forces had penetrated the Yugoslav and Greek .frontiers to a depth of 20 to 25 miles, but did not say where the advances had occurred. The German official news agon- <:A A Stinl«.;nis 'Ready |.\>r Actual FlviM»- ~T-..^ _. J t} No Direct Military Action I s Contemplated A t Present, How vever ISTANBUL, April 7. (UP)-Turkey called for co.» Greek Italian Agency Says Divisions Smashed Bul Fai T C ™ n lo bay lie re ROMK, April 7. <UP1~-Italian in Albsiniii smashed a attack to make contact with lhc Viif-oslHv army, the official news agency reported today, niui ir.ilfated severe losses on Grcok nncl British forces Key called up more reserved for Thl ' (1(1 Greek regiments were de- tno army today, but was describ- sfo.vnl. Uu- agi'iu-y dlsMiitch from eel reliablv as hnvino- ric^vir^-L... the "/.one of nnpniiirm" ,-i.,\™-ti,.-i cy DNB said Nazi troops on the : } vi . th fu!1 , for some timo has been operatin« m Greece against the Italians has been strongly reinforced." . Well informed British sources supplemented this communique by saying: 'The extent of the initial force was agreed upon by the Greek and British general staffs and does not represent the full extent of British assistance British contemplated." commentators warned Balkan war front have overcome enemy resistance at fortified positions after fierce battles and that advances continued into Greece and Yugoslavia. Reporting stubborn fighting on the Grr:Pk-Yu»oslav frontier, the agency said the Nazi forces have smashed through unnamed forts and were "continually advancing." Bpigracle. the Yugoslav capital, was known '.o have suffered four srmmhhig air attacks by the Nazi air force despite evacuation of the city by the Yugoslav government and a declaration that it is an open city. In the first of these attacks, 73 persons were reported killed, and it was feared the death toll in the successive "bombardments may have been far higher. The Nazi accounts of the raids indicated that the German air force was meting out to Belgrade such treatment as previously had been inflicted upon Warsaw and Rotterdam. There was some belief based on German emphasis on air force activities and scarcity of accounts of land fighihisi that the German high command was depending upon the air arm to carry the brunt of the early attack upon Yugoslavia. The Germans claimed that their air force had put 98 enemy planes out of action in the first day's operations. 35 of them in air battles, including four British bombers, and the remainder on the be of Great Bri- was said to i , . * "-'* ^-t*i-(iLi JL> l l tain—to avoid any militnry movement for the moment. The government w.., w , % , _ have completed plans for resisting any attack by calling llp lhe class cf 1911 and preparing (0 call up ^he 1917 and 1918 classy in the next few day-; to .strengthen an already formidable army. - The German troops in Bulgaria are concentrating on the Nazi advance into Greece, it was stated, and a few or none were guarding Jhe Bulearian-Turkish border where '-he Turks would be more t.han a match for Bulgarian forces in the event of any emergency. British sources said that in thr present circumstances, a Turkish declaration of war would be 'a "devastating" blow to Germanv's position in the Balkans," : even- 3 . r the Turks remained behind their own border and merely permitted British warships to go through the Dardanelles to harry German transports in (.lie Black Sea The Germans were said to emoloying; txvo air fleets in the Balkans operation. comprising about 3400 planes. Against the German air armada ihe British have massed crack squadrons of the Royal Air Force in Greece. Some of these squadrons now may be operating from Yugoslavia. From Hungary, Rumania and Bulgaria came reports and protests of air action by British and Yugoslav planes. "Little Alcatraz" Inmates Break Leys DALLAS. Ga.. April 7. <UP>— A now outbreak of voluntary irg- breaking was reported today'at the "little Alcatraz" prison camp in PH Hiding County, where last year six convicts fractured their shanks oy inline out of bunks Prison officials reported that three teen-a?e prLsoiujrs yestcrdav * /.one of opera Lion" reported inid anotluii' Greek division wnx forc'fd i.o wiUulrfuf to the rear. 'The pincc of the bnltli: was not given in the Italian dLspatrh and il WM nol indicated how Ihe Givcks mir»lu linve attempted to contact, the Yugoslavs in view of far: that any contact would tho Greck- behind tin- normally br mode YUKO.SUIV frontier far Tiic- agency said that Greek attacks a;;ainsl, the Ninth Italian Army in Albania had been smashed and that Fascist plants had strongly attacked British motorized units. The official communi- que did not mention development* (ti-scnbed by the agency.) *•>••• -v '•'••«* ;«•»«^PH yc^^ysP ir^S^ronf*" 1 :' «^sT*t v< ^^^^•mBMmmmsmmmi^ ™~;z:t.' :,;:!; r :: g ,^. ^..^^ -«"-*»» ««"^«» Tom L J hillips. Local Fledglings Take To Air ff Ground Course - Courier News photo Five local sfuciont Myers who earned Hi K h(, .scholarships with m tho reccnlly-annplclccl Civil Aeronautics proved William airport. Beswick. local school instructor nnd high ground -school contra dor of thc CAA pro- Ri-nm here, is seekin to bi ing to obtain onouuh local young men and women to .start a second class, and snid broke t with ri j, ht Iogs ]evorinr pieces of firewood. Officials charged the three jured themselves "out of nness and not to avoid work." and added "thcv d don't work hard enough to want to dodge it that way." The prisoners, who were treated :it the prison hospital, were listed as Busier Masters. 19, of Fulton Two German Destroyer Also Torpedoed In Air Action By RAF LONDON, April . (UP^—British bombers Wasted, the Nazi-occupied invasion coast last night and torpedoed two German destroyers off northwest France yesterday.' the air ministry reported today. One of Uio destroyers hit, amidships was believed to have sunk, ami the oilier received a hit on' the bow. the ministry said. Royal Air Force bombers battered Brest ai;ain with hifih explosives loosed over the dock area, utit the ministry did not say whether the German battleships Scharnhorst, and Oneisennu .still were there. British fighter planes flying the public that the Balkan allies must expect initial setbacks, especially in Yugoslavia They expressed confidence, however." that the dispatch or a British army to' southeastern Europe would not result in a debacle like that of Norway just a year ago Stock Prices A. T. & T. Anaconda Copper Bethlehem Steel New York Cotton Cities Service Coca-Cola \\\ General Electric General Motors Int'l. Harvester .." Mont. Ward N. Y. Central " North Am. Aviation Packard Phillips \\" Radio Republic Steel Socony Vacuum Si.udcbaker St'd. of N. j. ...'.'' Texas Corp. . U. S. Steel .... 160 1-2 24 1-2 68 1-4 77 1-2 63 3-fl 4 5-8 31 7-8 42 5-8 47 3-4 37 13 1-4 1<J 5-8 2 7-8 30 4 1-8 19 1-8 9 1-4 36 1-2 38 1-2 57 1-8 New Orleans Cotton Girl Is Held After Slashing Her Wrists A 17-year-old girl who said she came here from Chicago five days County, Edward PressJcy 18 of| S ' ngIy ovcr thc north of France i Troup County, and Percy 'Mitchell ' ° rfensive patrols yesterday, swooped 17. of Bibb County, all serving son- '" Lo lmv njLit -"dc.s and machine tences for robbery. tinned troop concentration.';, air- The Paukling camp was <\stab-1 flromcs - lon 'ics nnd gun positions lishcd as an "escape-proof" hard-, Lhe min istry .said, labor camp for incorrigible prison-! A German fighter engaged by ers two years ago. ""'" ' Jayc British plane was believed to have crashed upon hruiing. British bombers in a daylight attack on Ijmudcn, Net.hortonds. i C\ i T • i yestc ' rda y dropped bombs on iron' > Ullb lomght :ur '-.ace,s. iron and steel works and i gasoline tanks, the ees To Discuss today it would oegm ns soon ns 25 >plic;mLs are accepted. ' t"' The Hvo students now arc training under CAA Instructor J. Bcixt- ty Hosteller, assigned here by "Tex" R lJSSt .ll, district instructor - rh „,,,„, •- - ol Jonesboro, who siib-lon.sr-d the I United States Steel Corporn- Urporf, for CAA training purposes • nnd thc Stpo1 Wol " k ' ( '™ Organ- from die American Lesion, lea.see Strike Of Steel Men Is Averted PITTSBURGH, April 7. (UP) — of tho port from thc city. Thfy include Tom Phillips, Mrs Lee Richardson filolso I-food and Jimmy Crook. After .several delays, training has boBim funl will continue until the five — who won scholarships with highest, grades in ihe fii.v', 23-studcnt class -- have 35 hours in the air and private flying licenses. Instruction fs divided into I'K'hl, hours of dun! instruction and 1>7 hours of .solo flight, Thr- airport ha.s been remodeled in many ways and new markers have been placed about the field. A now windsock has been placed atop (he hnngnr and l)ccn pniniecf about the field On the hangar Ls a hutfo s icn: "Bl.ylhe.viHe Airport. Dlytheville. Arkansas. Homo of the National CoUon-Pirkiwt Contest," tliat Ls .seen daily by hundreds of motorists from mnn.v states \v)io pass tho airport just -south of Blytho- vil'.e on Highway (51. The port's runway is to bo, re- mocloled .';ortn. and the hnnnar itself ha'; been ^ivon a new floor and mil. suicide Saturday night at an Ash street cafe. The girl was Jewel McNiece. She slashed treated at her loft writ and was ce-nod , ith •- at 7:30 o'clock tonight. President R. A. Porter said today. Most of the meeting will be can- , e Hospital before being removed to the county ai il, officers said. Deputy Sheriff John F. Rein- . miller was to question her late todav. John Gilbert Lott Dies At Hermondale John Gilbert Lott. n. died yesterday mornins at the home of a' thc Jaycees. to establish a Swastika On Campus Flagpole Shot Down Boys' club here. Mr. Porter said Temporary plans call for a club* nTr . _ T _ (o be set up for a year's time on , U *'LAND. Fla.. April 7. <UP>-a temporary basis. If at the end of that time it is believed Dint. A ****** **<**«* Blytheville citizens want a perm,.- nent Boys' Club, the organization will be made permanent. A site for the club is nrrdfri. timhriv and if plans to start the rlub sometime in May are followed, temporary quarters will be sot up and permanent quarters sought by crudely -nado with P«i"t nml hoistod the inside ha.s boon whitewashed and revamped. A telephone .has hf:c-n installed and a room .soon will l)e constructed for ground school classes. Goorgfi DisiiiRer. BlythuviJlo uirci-nft mechnnic. Ls stationed at the airport,. Five ships now arc at the hangar. inchidn<r Cub training .ships owned bv Floyd Moon^v and Dr. L. L. Hubcnrr-Coei) Wroton; a Waco plane owned by George Dis- 5n£?er. and two Aeronica T ships owner by Baxter Southern and one furnished by thc CAA for Us i rain ing program. Expansion of thc airport and iU improvements, with thr Committee (CIO) agreed today to a .second extension of wage contract negotiations until April 15. averting a walkout among the company's 250.000 e«nploycs sol foi tomorrow The conferees agreed on a joint resolution that any agreement reached in tlic union's demand for iv. 10 cents an hour wage boost, and other concessions will be retroactive to last April 1 .when the union';; four year old contract was scheduled to expire. Agreement on the contract extension came after the government apparently had intervened to prevent ri shutdown In ilu* far flung •steel empire, the nation's largest producer of national defense materials. A .short, time previously, the National Steel Corporation* announced it was granting a 10 cents an hour wage increase to its 21.000 employes effective April 1. the campus flagpole at Sief- University was shot down by nn?-fire yesterday after it had j rpusod t.ho iro of hundreds, par- Ma r. Mav | July I Oct. prev. j Q CC open high low close close I j, n ' Mar. . 1105 1113 1107 1116 1122 May . 1122 1132 1118 1127 1134 July . 1114 1128 1111 H23 1129 Oct. . 1112 1119 1113 1115 1123 Dec. . 1103 1118 1113 1113 1123 Jan. . 1106 1114 1101 1112 1121 Sept brother. Raymond Roberts, at Her- mnnrlale. Mo. Funeral arrangements are in- comnlofo. Survivors include the father. Gilbert Lott. Hermondale: one broth- M r °; S\ Lott - st - LO«»S- Mo: prev. throe half-brothers. Raymond Rob- Mr. Porter and n committee will report upon firy.V Clubs visited in Little Rock and North Little Rork last month. Field Director To Meet With Red Cross 1122 1136 1122 1130 1137 | f ^o .sisters. Mrs. Myrtle" i 1118 1131 1118 1125 ii33| Knob - Ark., and Mrs Effie""Adkin- 1126 1111 1119 1127 !"°n. St. Louis, and a half-sister. 1112 1110 1118 "28 M : s 1108 1115 1108 1115 1126 Chicago Wheat Open 92 High Close 921-2 913-8 915-8 Etta Smith of Manila. Hanna Funeral Home is in charge' Chicago Corn May Open 673- High Low 67 Close Mrs. Elma Boone. of St. Louis. field director of the American Red Cross, will meet with the hoard of thc Chickasawba district tonight at 7 o'clock in the office of the Franklin Press. All members are urged to attend. Mrs. Bob Gvvyn. executive secretary, said today because the budget for the year is to be brought up for discussion. soldiers from Camo o hope 1.0 obtain private flying sl ' l - •-""- Miss Perkins Says Present Mediation Agencies Are Sufficient WASHINGTON, April 7. <UP)~ Secretary of Labor Fnmcc.s Perkins contended today that present conciliation and mediation machinery can be effective in preventing disruption of the defense program by Inbor disputes. Appearing as (.he first witness at r, hearing of the house military affairs committee on proposed labor legislation. Miss Perkins infcr- entially opposed anti-strik'e bills. Will Walker, Negro, Is Given Hearing Today In Fatal Shooting Trial of Will- Walker, 48-year-old negro charged with murder in the iiil.Hl .shooting of another nc-ro ulck Sanders of Wynne, opened in Circuit Court here today a"> •Judge Nell Killough of wvnne presided over the s f x th and final murder case on. tho docket' ;; : _Wnlkfir Ls charged with •shooting' venders after he came to the home ol Walker, in Robinson Addition here, and started up the steps of the front door. Walker is represented by Partlow and Bradley Sanders was allegedly shot through the front door of Walker's home and died a feV minutes inter at a nearby street intcrsoc- Walker confessed to the •shooting after City Policeman John Foster walked to his home and entered after seeing the bullet hole. Walker at that time told officers (.hat "Sunders kept rattling on the door mid saying. Givx- mo thnt money." 1 Jurors in the trial'include J. E. ?>:c:i, Rosco Crufton. Jim Turrell James j. En wards. Norman Moore! W. D. Vastbinder. Iru Bohnnning IMC! G. 51. Gillcmvater, al! of Bly- tlvivlllc; ,Jf?un Bradberry, Luxor?,Curtis Bright. Gosncll; Ben Dar- jy. Clear Lake, nnd Frank W Py- and. 40 & 8. The trial is expected to end today. Several grand larceny trials and cow-poisoning case are sched- ulrd to be tried before the court :i:.sj-:icn ends this week. Sentences given by Judge Kii- ovudi after guilty pleas were entered by several defendants Included: Calvin Erondnax, escaped negi'O onvict from Alabama charged with car theft, was aei-.tsnced^'to :hree years in prison-. Ralph Keith, •wo years, and Stanley Golightly. one year, on guilty pleas of car theft. Keith and Golightly are while mon from St. Louis. Nelson ro\ve v:os sentenced to two years on a grand larceny charge and a suspended sentence revoked on a y conviction. pranksters, as yet. unidonti-j in ' r h( ' ro arc not in any way ronnocted with the army or are mule-r no obliRaJ.ions to enter army ;-'-."vico. nlncos the local airoort on , soundest, footing- .since its open- j ncd. had cut tho halyards after noisMng the Nazi omblom and for hours the crowd sought to find a years ago. to bring it down. T/.)onl Locion members nnd others :iro lionimr that soon othor gov- onimont flyin? students will be brought hero and that, the Blvtho- Thon a youth with a ..22 riflejvillr airport, will become of im- the Hatr from its moor- portrmce in the national defense program for training pilots. that with responsible labor groups and employers cooperating through present governmental agencies in carrying out the defense program, if, will be possible to increase production and efficiency at tho snm«- tin-in an ,-i Negro Arrested For Slaying 11 Years Ago Sheriff Hale Jackson announced today arrest of Will Suddy. alias Willie James, negro, in connection with the long unsolved slaying of Willie Sellers, another uesro. in 1930. Suddy was arrested at Armorel county jail, charged with A pr'ilimirmry hearing . t . t , , probably will fc.> -ivon *the neero has a status tod.iy nnd ^morrow T Ov:eeia. promote human welfare and' murder labor standards. and it floated down int.o fj-om whore it was rotriovod turned over to tho .soldiers. Infant Is Buried Match Starts Fire Among Cotton Samples Funeral services were held at| OnI V fir « of the weekend was a E'.rmvood Cemetery yostorday afternoon for Ray Gene Brown, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Brown of Pride Addition, who died a few hours after birth at 5 a.m. yesterday. Survivors include the parents and small blaze in. cotton samples at tho office of H. M. Swearengen, 115 West Walnut, early yesterday that status for co-operation w'tn pi! vn--nrr- b!e Kroups and wifh f>"-*>i-f"r c <^ avoid dplnys and interruptions in drfrnse production." she said. "Lack cf mutual confidence ns between the particular employer and particular labor group is usually at the back of failure to negotiate." she said. "The new defense mediation board already has shown that it has the confidence of both employer and employe by U. S. WEATHER FORECAST BLYTHEVILLE - Showers and. cooler tonight. Lowest temperature 50. Tuesday, showers and cooler, clearing at night. Highest 62. MEMPHIS—Cloudy with inter- sister. Hanna charge. Funeral Home was in c . - «- - - -^- --•*-•*.-»%• v*» fcJ|V\-*^^.*» kJ^^llWtli^il^lll afternoon that was extinguished several defense strikes." Miss Per- quickly by city firemen. kins said Tlie fire started when Mr. Swear-. ' ongen struck a match to light a cigaret nnd the match's head flew off and struck the cotton samples. its record of speedy settlement in i mittent light to moderate rains he said. Darwin estimated that earthworms on an acre of land would bring 10 tons of soil to the surface in a year. beginning this afternoon or early tonight Lowest, temperature 54. Tuesday, rain and colder, clearing- at night. Highest 66. ARKANSAS—Cloudy with light to moderate rains tonight. Tue&day, rain and cooler.

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