The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 5, 1939 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 5, 1939
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THK DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST Ai>v»i,T<5.n .»,„ ,,~..™,.,.™ VOLUME XXXVI—NO. 220. BlythovIHe courier Dlylhcvllle Herald Blytheylllc Dniiy News Mississippi Valley I^arfer Fire Razes Armorel's New School Building; Loss Over $60,000 The most disastrous lire of this immediate vicinity recent years occurred early this morning when the new «»"»! b|»W ng at Armorel, .six miles oast of Hlytlev lie, wns totally destroyed. The ?GO,000 structure and the SI 000 worth o equipment were only partially insured What stalled the nre is a inys-*- lery. flames were sweeping tiic north end of the building at 3:30 o'clock when S. H. Rcbstock, who lives across the street, was awakened. Tile Blytheville nre department was called but the Tire had made such headway that the firemen could do nothing. The brick veneered walls of the large one-story building crumbled from Ihc intense heat made by Uie Jinnies which spread rapidly rind scon only the foundation was left. The building of 10 rooms and large auditorium, being erected p.s ,a VVPA project, wns completed except for some decorating- and final minor jobs which were expected to be finished by Jan. i. The $1000 worth of equipment wns moved from (he old building to the new structure only yesterday and several grades of" Ihe Ar- morcl .school were attending ses- No school was held today pend- wn, be made for co,,,,,,,,!,* cs- American Artist Quits Paris After 30 Years CLEVELAND, O. (UP)—Abel G. Warsiiawsky, Cleveland artist who for 30 years was a resident of Paris, like Louis Bromficld, Ohio novelist, lias come home to stay. "The older I get/ 1 he said, "the more American I become. Europe is old and sick and tired. Even the young people are old. Europe is an unhealthful place lo live." New York Cotton ' NEVV YORK!, Dec. 5. CUP) ton closed (steady. open high low •Dec ...... .'. 1012 1023 "101D Jan. . ..... 1008 1019 1005 Mar ........ 936 994 982 May ....... 955 964 951 July ....... 922 932 918 Ocl ........ 881 888 81G SpoU up 2. Cot- close 1014 1007 986 955 925 870 closed nominal at 1033, New Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 5. (UP)— A two-sided cctton markel closed steady today, seven points higher to six points lower, open high low close Dec 1027 1031 102-1 1027 Jan 1020 1021 1020 1018 Mar 9SQ 1004 S93 997 May 9C5 D73 902 96711 July ....... 933 041 92G 935 Oct 883 893 882 883 Spols closed at 1017, unchanged. Stock Prices NEW YORK, Dec. 5. (UP) — Stocks made up yesterday's small losses in a more active session tc- day. A/T. & T 163 3-4 Anaconda- Copper 303-8 Associated D. G 81-2 Beth. Stee! ..." 8 79 5-8 Boeing Air 22 Belli. Steel 85 Coca Cola 1193-4 General Electric 383-4 General Motors 52 3-4 Int. Harvester 58 1-2 Mont. Ward 531-2 N. Y. Central 18 1-8 Packard 3 3-8 Phillips 40 Radio 57-8 Schenlcy 13 1-4 Simmons 237-8 Socony Vacuum 12 Standard cf N. J 443-8 Texas Corp 44 1-2 U. S. Smelt 64 1-2 U. S. Steel GG 1-8 Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS, 111., Dec. 5. (UP)—Hogs 14000. Top 560. 170-230 Ibs 545-555. 140-160 Ibs 450-540. Bulk sows 450-500. Cattle 4100. Steers 825-1050. Slaughter steers 625-1125. Mixed yearlings & heifers 800950. Slaughter heifers G25-1125. Beef cows 500-500. Cutters & low cutters 375-475 Chicago Wheat Dec. May- open high 94 3-4 06 90 3-4 92 3-4 low close 1 d '* •< d ' ' BO 1-2 82 1-2 Chicago Corn open high low closes Dec. 53 5-8 54 1-4 53 5-8 54 l-l May 55 1-8 55 3-4 55 1-8 55 1-2 and increased^efficiency. NEVVSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MI8SOUIU HLYTIIBVIU.K, AUKANSAS, TUESDAY, DJCRRMHBK 5, I!);!!)Kuhn Will Serve Two And Half To Five Yeius NEW YORK, Dec.' 5. (UP)— Fritz Kuhn, lender of the Oer- mtin-Auicrlcan bund, was sentijnc- od to livo and one half to flvc SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Bailey Is Taking National.. Cotton.. Council Enters Second Year Of Its Activilies LITTLE ROCK, S.-Golllg ., , Into its second year of the campaign to increase the uses of do- mostie cotton nntl cotton products throughout the work], leaders of Allies Not Only Block Ex- porls But Plan To Outbid Nazis LONDON. Dec. 5. IUP)-C!reat Britain and Prance started a new trade war against Germany today us llielr war fleets imiwscd a block- tide cf German goods destined to neutral nations throughout (lie world. British and French financial powers started (he new drive— to knock Germany out of markets sUll accessible to her. They planned lo break the Nnzl economic structure by buying goods of countries neighbor "to Germany at prices Germany could not pay and supplying goods to these countries at prices lower limn Germany could offer. Prance started the drive by sending a fleet of (tinkers (o seek cargoes of Rumanian oil which Hot Springs Baths UTTLE ROCK, Dec. 5 (UP) 'tav. llalley left today for Hot ; !»i"t!s where ho will takfl Hie years in prison today for stcailni; ballis, and undergo u routine 01 The Zn nm"iimim sentence \vnW. '" U1 BOVOIWr l''»» s 1° ' 1<vl »''" to could have, been imposed on Mi" "*' i?wk wl Wednesday, his bund on li couns o gran nrceuy an tcur of Hie stale in company nnd forgery would have been 15 with diriment honils and to DO yours. d leader who wns convicted ofHoe snld, nm) fmmcdliilely bruin live counts of grand Inrceuy an tcur of Hie stale in company w mm Collector's Office Reports 93 Per Cent Collection This Year The office or collector cf Mississippi County lias collected 03 per cent of all 1938 luxes on both real __ . .. ....... „, , ............. UJ , 1K . „ . und (lersonal property this jear to personal solicilation coinmillcc n^ol-n j-lln ^r t\,n \,,,:.t ..„« ____ I.. „..„..! ____ ii . . *-«"i'<"v\\.i., A n 1 i - Tuberculosis Seal Sale Campaign Gels Un- dcnvay The 33rd annual Chrlstmns Seal Sale opened here today with John C. MeHnney, chairman of Ihe tho make fire of Ihe best records ever -.- - „, aer,r»ny V d«elv nee^ H,™ 7"° ',? '"•'* «• °'" y "' 1936 ' Hie Arkansas Division National reported tlmt the' shim 'already ' «i 1'i'n C l wra » (l >^ collected was Cotton Council lodny received from had left tor the Black Sea ' H " lh """'" "'"" m """ IUn National headquarters Ihe quota i The cost of the drive to Great for Arkansas and will start' '-.•-.- :i \ i , r ' ''" p " c ' d ' !c - Britain iikne will be, it wns estimated unofficially, upwards of $300,000,000 annually. Bolli Britain Coun- and Prance sought by the blockade at two lo capture markets of ivhlch Ger- cents for each bale of collon pro- many has been deprived in South lliose collected In other cotton America. Increase Ihe lolal amount. Sheriff and Collector Hale Jackson has made complete sottleinenl for Ihc year with the slate, county treasurer and city treasurers f-:r a general tax settlement, it bus been producing stales, will be" used"To troops repms'cd four'Taids bv'c-'cr-'l an " <mnl ; K 'continue the research to discover man patrcls in the ".Vksembourg '° Slste ° f Arkttnsns recclvetl « Quid On Front more Hum 03, wns Ihc amount, collected this year exceeded. liendlng a corp of volunteer workers who sold bonds lo 17 purchasers for Hie ilrsl to enlist In this campaign. l*nrclia.seri •s of first bonds were: n,, III ... 1 -----... -..,. ., ut IIIOS, MUIIIL.'I t^flt:, lie ota collection does not In- rcdernl Compress and Warehouse elude the dellnnucnl personal taxes Co.. $a5; Blylhcvlllo Compress Co now being c:llccted by a special $15; lilylhcville Collon Oil Mill' collector and which nre expected to Arkniisns-Mlssourl Power Corpora-' PARIS. Dec. 5. (UP) _ French new uses for cotton and to increase Ihc consumption of collon products. The results of the first year's sector during the past 36 hours inflicting heavy losses, French military dispatches said today. The Germans failed In their ob- Plieoniz Gets Little Sleep With iVJaniac S o m c- vvhere In Vicinity •PHOENIX, Ariz., Dec. 5. (UP)— Fear increased among resldenls lo- day when officials of the stale hospital for the insane revealed that Winnie Ruth Judd, fugitive murderess, carried a straight edge razor with her when.she escaped Sunday night. Citizens had slept Inst night be- activily of the National Collon' Jcctive—to take prisoners and ob- Council Imvc been most satisfactory , tain Information—the French said and beneficial, according to L. T. French observation planes made Bui-ringer, chairman of the Ark-1 numerous flights. They penetrated ansas Division, andn even greater i as deep as 30 miles into. German results are expected during the' territory but no air battles were second year's activity when some; reported. of the results of the first year's service will become felt. Tile year's activity of the Nn- lional Council will culminate with the campaign, particularly in the Scutheni states, to make this ai cotton Christmas, advocating the giving 1 of cotton gifts for .economy, durability. and,., style. Merchants throughout the stale are cooperating with the Council in the Chrisl- mas Cotton campaign. Governor Carl E. Bailey last week Issued a proclamation calling upon the citizens of Arkansas Co assist in the campaign. Based upon two cents a bale for each bale produced In Mississippi bounty, the quota for the county has been placed at $4,129.44. Chairman and committcemen fcr the county are as follows: (Osceola district) S. J. Smith, Lusora, chairman; B. P. Butler. Osceola, cochairman. L. P. Nicholdson and C. -..=... -.„L. Denton, Tyronza; G. L. Shimon) lockc d doors. Winnie Huth, and Leslie Speck, Frenchmen's at larEC f ' :r lhc second time in six Bayou; Cromcr Brothers, Harold : weeks . «'iis believed roaming a hop Ohlendrrf, Charles Colcman, Cole- B " e!Mj Q( Bloodhounds, hungry and n Crews. R. c. Bryan, R v I f ub ' cct to recurring "spells" of Madden, S. G. Lockhart, C.' D "" ' ' Ayres, chas. Maxwell, H. J. Hale, G. P. Bryant, Pabor White, and Clins. Mauley, A. L. Jackson, J. Lann Williams, and L. L. McDearman. all of Osceola; Charles Lowrance Jr., Driver; R. C. Laugston, Hewitt Rodgcrs, Edward Scagraves, C. C. Danehower, J. E. Teapord, R. L. Houck, C. P. Powell, A. Liverant, and Carl Umphleet, Luxora; Lee Wilson, Henry Wilson, and Jim Grain, Wilson; Emmet Chiles. Jciner; Major F. p. Jacobs, IrMer; J. F. Thcmpkins. Burdetle: J. A. Gwaltney. Victoria. (Chickasawba district) c. C. Lniijrslon, Chairman; C. G. Smith, Actolph Meyers. Sheldon Hall, E. j! Dillon, B. A. Lynch. Clarence Wil- .01], J. Mcll Brooks. R. D. Hughes, and B. G. West. Blylhcville; John , Bearden, Lea'chviile; J. c. Ellis and ' Eddie Regenotd, Armorel; B. A. Stacy and Colman Stephens, Dell; Ney Hunt and Lee Rosenberg', Manila; J. R. Gathings, Luxora; W. B. Burkett, Bassett. lotal of $130,508.85 from this county on Ihe nine mills levied for stale, purposes. Mississippi County received $411.111.04, which Includes all county and schocl levies. Settlement with tha eight/ Incorporated towns of the county was made as follows during the. past week: Blythevillc, $32,103.26; OSCc- ola, $3,935.15; Leachvllle, $1,107.28; Lvixora, $1,002.88; Manila, $392.0D; Joiner, $371.27; Kctscr, $338.83; Uell, $293.71. This ns for the city general tax en real and personal property. School Board Ousters , Held Up To Official LITTLE ROCK. Ark., Dec. 6A- Attorney General Jack Holt held yesterday he has no authority to Institute ouster proceedings against school btard members. Replying to a query by Lawson E. Glover, .Hope lawyer, Mr. Holt said prosecuting attorneys tire authorized to act in sncli cases, Mr, Glover said the secretary cf a school board, which' ho did not name, did not possess a poll tax receipt when elected and does not have one now. He said the cllicr two board members were divided In a controversy over the secretary's eligibility to serve. Justices Barred From Board The atlorney general's office advised C. W. Twyinan <f Jasper that a justice of the peace cannot also be a member of an equall2ntlon board. : J. A. Osborne of Humphrey was informed that a justice of the peace is Ineligible ,for membership on a c:unly highway commission. homicidal Impulses somewhere in or near Phoenix. She is In frail health and the Anzcna desert nights are chilly Authorities believed that tnst, ni«ht would be about all she could stand unless she was receiving warm food i " sincc appointments of the coun- and lodging or unless !she was al- ~ "' '" * ' " ready dead by her own hand. tlon. J. c. Penney Co., First Na- llonal linnk, $10; Dr. Pepper Bottling Co., $0; Blytlicvlllo Canning Co.. o. W, McCiitchen, Cecil Shane, C. L. Nnbers, S. II. Kress Co,, Montgomery Wnrd Co., Klrby Bros., Walker and Harris, Blylhcvillo Gin Co., Russell Barhnm Gin Co.. $5. The committee in clnir^c of the activities nre: Mrs. Dixie Crawford, Mrs. Lloyd Stickmon, Mrs. Cecil Shane, Mrs. John Ed James, Mrs. Henry Humphrey, Mrs. Roscoo Crafton, Mrs. E. li. Woodson, Mrs. John F. Lcnll, Mrs. John C. Mc- Hnuey and Miss Dorothy Cloodrlch. Mrs. Hodncy L. llnnlsler Is chairman of the Blytlievillc District of tlic Arkansas Tuberculosis Association which is waging the drive. MISlRlfiLPLfJ Defense Counsel Had Objected To Headline In New Orleans aper NEW OKLEANS. Doc, D. (UK Defense counsel objected today lo n newspiipw liendlltie dud asked (or n mlstrlnl In the case of Abe Shmlmii and four others clmi'Ked with iniill frnud. ling" M. Wilkinson, atlorney for Shu.s-lmii, told l-vderal .nidge Wayne a. liorah lliat the licad- llne "llrtbe Legal. Says Slmslmu" In lodny'K Morning Trlbtma was Finnish Resistance Stubborn; Evacuation Of Stockholm Likely STOCKHOLM, Sweden, uec. G. (UP)—Prcrmrnlions were miulo toilny lo HELSINKI, Dec. G. (UP) —Men, women and children, • I? % n II . -r' ° ° VaC "' Jf"" 0 ftwl !wM > ™*&<& , o S oekholm if necessary,*Iho scudding iron gray storm 1 urmy tenves were stw-(clouds over Helsinki today, pendud bcwuw lellberutHy prejudicial. malicious and highly lie asked that a ulls- peiHlwl, because oi' n BiilliiJ situation regarded as in- croasingly tlireiilciiing to 'a nciilrnlily. ' Brillsh IDschniigo Tete- reportcd all army non-com- ml officers Including Iliasn . special courses In police duties liml been ordered to return lo their mills at onco mid (hut printed Instructions would be dls- Irlbiik'd lo tho publlu soon regarding possible evacuation of the city, |)iibllslicr.\ (lie dispatch .said. ndvlMM'i dlstrluukrs tliat 1C they iierslstod In dlslrllmtlng Uoggc replied thai the papers •3H'«U. i ih border, were not seined Illegally and, If 2—That there was nothing for they were, ^Ihc Government had Sweden lo fear because Russia i bnsed Its present claims on tho historical boundaries of Finland and not seined them. "We have a perfect right to USB llicm," Roggc sold. Apparently much of Ihe government's case hinged on contents (he documents. U. S. Prepared To Act In Hemispherical Dcnunca- lion Of Soviet WASHINGTON, Dec. 5. (UP) — Stale department quarters said lo- dny tlmlj the United Slates Is pre- pnred to Join In a hemispherical denunciation o( Russia's Invasion of Finland if all Ihe other American republics desire tc- lake such action. ' The statement of U. S. altitude on the proposed western hemisphere declaration was made ns political tension rose over the Issue of President Rotsevell's recognition of So- , ___ _____ , .. . .. .. .. vlet Russia In 1933. Senator Arthur The stale supreme court ruled yes- Vandcnberg ol Michigan nailed a lerday that the Mississippi comity "break relations with Moscow" plank chancery court, Chickasnwba dls lo Ills platform. trial be declared. Judge liorah overruled the motion nnd HID battle between Hie government and defense counsel over .Introduction of documentary evidence seized by police In n raid on Hie otilces of Iwo ot Ihe live defi'iidnniti wns renewed. Two of those documcnl.s contain Ihe slgnaluve of Ihe lalo Huuy P. Long, ShuE'.'iin'.s former overlord. II was at first Iwlloved the documents were secret, but later it was revealed ilicy were commission;; Long signed In 1920 when he appointed Shushan and Herbert W. Wayucspack, another of the defendants, to the Orleans parish levee board. Defense attorneys leaped lo their feel and strenuously objected lalo yesterday when assistant Orleans Parish District ' Attorney Albert Oramtn Jr., brought In tho bundle of papers. Assistant U. S. Attorney General O. John Rouuc did not deny they were part of the records New Orleans police seized from the officers of bond brokers Robert J. Newman and Norvln Trent Harris, Jr. On orders of the parish' district attorney, police walked Into the otllccs afler Shushan, Wngucspack, Newman, Harris and Henry J. Miller, an acconnlanl, wcro Indicted by ihe federal grand jury on charges of mall fraud and carted o(f every record in sight In, a patrol wagon. Erlmuml Talbol, defense allor- ncy, charged, lhc documents hud been seized Illegally, nnd ' woro be- army officers nnd men' who have Ing used In derogation' of Ihe <le- relatives in Finland;' .Hint it would fendtmts.' IIe''sald there presently be. bJth wiser and :tioro honorable was a petition In Ihe courts to lo hall Iho Russians In Finland vacate thu order of seizure. thnn to wait until they reached the find listened for tho drone of airplane motors, in the heltcf that Russia might at iiny hour launch n ruthless poison jra.s nltack on the citj', Despite- assertions In authorized Russian mediums that only mlll- Inry objectives would no attacked Ihe miner sprentl through Ihe capital during lhc night that a nas attack from the air, first In world history on such a cily as Helsinki tniliciutcil. Brillsh consular officials wore So alarmed at lhc rumor Ihcy warned British subjects to leave the city at would halt Ihcrc. 3— (Reflecting flnnnclnl oplnlcn) - T " nt S»' c°uld afford lo nesses had been summoned by the ; vmkcn ' icrs f, 1 f »y helping Finland because she did not know when she government nnd defense. Decree Reversed In Part By High Court LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec. 5.— would need her arms herself. I trlct, should have held that Mrs. , . Slate department quarters said M. D. Usrey had waived her land- that the altitude of the United lord's Hen .on cotton produced by Suicide Helplessly Watched MOUNTAIN VIEW, Cnl. (UP) — Mrs. Mne Moody, helpless to interfere because o( Infirmities, was forced lo sit in her room and watch her neighbor. Elmer H. Rogers 66 commit, suicide by shooting himself through Ihe heart with n revolver. McCarroll Unwilling To Extend Tag Period LITTL ROCK, Ark., Dec. 5 — Automobile owners who fall to buy 1910 license tags by December 31 need not exirect him to ask the governor for an extension of the deadline, slate Revenue Commissioner Z. M. McCarroll warned yesterday. "I feel ample notice of ihe Confidence Game Charged.To Trio OF Negroes Here Belief that a negro confidence game ring had been broken up wllh arrests of three negroes was expressed today by chief Deputy Sheriff John P. Relnmlller. Marcus Garvey. Charles Edwards and Warren James have been held to circuit court after waiving preliminary hearing on charges of grand larceny. Edivards and James were Identified by witnesses as the men who obtained $106 from Roosevelt Strickland, negro, by fraudulent Change in purchase per.od to No- m ^ 'and J mes and Gar™' we" ™ b n^ ,; D rfr£,,^^,^"™?««>< ™,i snuT given," he said. "Our department lias established machinery to serve the motorists In Ihc counties. Extra-help has been employed. We nre ready for the public and the public has not responded." The new license plates were being sold following more rapidly yesterday Governor Bailey's announcement he would not extend th deadline. ed $60 from a negro woman, Luia Wright, by similar means, officers said. ujntu i*t/[JUHiHlltTI IUa l>l L|IL L.UU11" pi . • ,-.-..- ... ty judge must be approved by the ; btiUcs °" lll ° denunciation of Rus- her tenant when she consented Quorum Court a member of thel sf(l 1 "" 1 bccl1 Kln munlcaled lo other that the Shaver-Foster Clln Coincourt cannot be a candidate for a Amcr1 ™' republics. It followed sng- pany obtain a Commodity Credit commlssionership," the cpinlon snid. Final Rites Held For Thomas Underwood, 67 OSCEOLA. Ark., Dec. 4—Funeral services for Thomas A. Underwcod, 67, who died al the John Oaston Hospital in Memphis Sunday afternoon, were held from the Swift Funeral Chapel Monday adcrncon with burial In the Ermcn Cemetery. Services were conducted by the Rev. L. T. Lawrence, pnstor of the Presbytcrlnn Church. Mr. Underwood formerly lived at Bassett but had inovcd to Memphis several months ago. Pie leaves his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Underwood, one daughter, Mrs. J. C. Button of Memphis; four sens: George nnd Auttiur of Memphis, .and Thomas A. Under- I wood, Jr., and William of Proctor, j Arkansas. gesllons from several Lntln American capitals lhat such a statement be issued. Christmas Carols Through the Ages Ministers To Meet Corporation loan on cotton and distribute Ihe proceeds between her avid Ihe tenant. The loan was mnde but before Ihc money was divided Ihe gin company tenine ins:lvcnt. The lower court held lhat Mr.s. Usrcy had not waived her lien. This part of Hie decree was set aside with ^lirections to hold that the Commodity Credit Corporalion and the Reconstruction Finance Corporation were innocent purchasers of warehouse receipts for Die cotton nnd thai they had o)>- Inlncd llicm free of a landlord's lieu. The lower court's decree holding that the Farmers Bank and Trust Company was not. liable to Mrs. Usrey apparently was upheld. OnNext Tuesday Roy Pcnlx of Jonesboro represented the Ccmmodity Credit Cor- I poratlon, C. M. liuck represented ' Mrs. Usrcy. Reid nnd Evrarcl' represented the F.irmers Bank and I Trust'Company and Holland and ' Taylor represented Faster Gin Company. GOOD NEWS FROM HEAVEN The meeting of the Ministerial Alliance originally scheduled for "Good news from Heaven the The well known "found purse,, and split money" game was used wter ' on bolh Ihe victims after they had cashed their government checks! this morning will be held next Tuesday at ten o'clock, It lias been announced. The place of the meeting will be announced taaiK-u uicir government checks'r- i M o n T at a local bank, they told officers. rISK ITlay Sell lo Records are not yet complete on the trio but officers believe that at least two of the men have been working thu the country for U. S. Rubber. Company angels bring, Glad lidinys to llicy sing: Shaver- Rev. Harris To Head County Ministers Group The Uev, A. W. Harris, p.islor of llic earth Yarbro and Promised Land Meth- 5. To us this day a child is given, To crown us with the joy of heaven . ..." . Marlln Luther wrote this beloved German carol on Christmas c, 1534, j odlst churches, was elected president of the Mississippi Oainty Methodist Ministers' Alliance which met with the Rev. E. B. Williams, pastor of the First Methodist church, yesterday afternoon. The new president succeeds the Rev. Mr. Williams In Ihls office. Prison Guards (o School nin"r/iim!p»"f,» 1 . l ' l i l i ! game RU ovcri nn!^ roMTMRiiq n ,,f™ „, • ' c coun "y 'or the past 20 years. United ^^w, ,*,, ul «:i v^mi*..., » , _ , . _, . ppnnpnKaJv t'.m.rf ? ~ ' Gnrvcy is known »« we an ex- ; negotiating for purchase of Ihe en-, 0 * Bach as a part ot his "Christ- Slnow^unrter ruiZ f g w C T' 1Cl fr ° m " lc Te »n^« stale lire plant facilUlcs and birsine.^ of tnas Oratorio." .cnooi no* untiei ruiln»« n f wnr. „,.,„,„ i , hc p(sk Rl|b()er Cornoratloni p^n. | xr M. r llfll of Wbon. now under rulings O f war- prison. stra/'tinlfSvTr' Cla ^ CS WlM , R « enll y to W had been operat-'cls B. Davis' It.,' chairman and stress unlfcrmlty_ of performance ( Ing out of Canilhcrsville and had president cf U. S, Rubber, an- inlso been In Memphis, it is said. | uounccd (oday. 116 Shoeing Days Tlic fourteen present included Local Banks Release Christmas Saving Funds This Week Blylhcvlllc's two bnnks will help Santa Claus by distributing a lolnl cf $10,560 this week to more (htm 700 members of Christmas Savings clubs In plenty of time (or Yule- title shopping. Bolh banks had an increase In lhc number of members ami lhc amount paid Into tin; savings clubs. The Farmers Bnnk and Trust Co., which will begin Its 28lh annual club next week, liad between 400 and 500 members who will receive $9500 while the First National Bank, which this week begun Us club for lhc third year since open- Ing, had 2Gfi members who will receive • $7000. This was more than dauble lhc amount paid into the First National Bank club Jast year when $3100 was the total. Members of both clubs paid up letter than last year. It was reported. and oilier foreigners found 11 difficult to get transport! All trucks and ninny private motor vehicles had been ret|uLslt!cned tor • Ihc use of Ihe men al Ihe front. stubbornly holding back the colo^al Russian war machine. (Slockhold newspaper icportssald evacuation wardens 'in Helsinki spent the enlirc nlglil going from IKUSO lo house, warning tlmt. the capital mljiht bo subjected to,..i poison gas raid. Couiimmlsl publication.?, lliclr sup- °" c( '; M(llly had lo to ndvlscd by plies of papers would bo slopped.) j CO , \, Wtlliclin Wluthcr, Swedish ininls-' , f tlm " V0,000 pccplc remained ler nt Moscow, had presented to ,,, Uie dl - v ' K »°"nal 300,000-odd Vlacheslav Mololov, Russian foreliin ,, who wcro Ic(t > Including ccmmtair, n Fhinlsh proposal lo *"""•"•""" ""'' -"- '-- negotlalc. Mololoy hnd replied Russia did not recognize lhc Finnish sovei-imient mid would not ncgo- Unle with ft. Swedish sympathies wcro shown by Ihe fact, thai between 3,000 and •1.000 men had volunteered IP fight for Finland ami llial big sums wore bcluif donated lo buy cqiiipmciil for Finland. J, E, Hrkko, recent Finnish foreign minuter, arrived lost night to become special charge d'affaires for his country. Sweden, whose cultural nnd male- rlnl lies wllh Finland are clcsc, fell Ihu ullnck on Finland more severely (wen than did other Scan"- dinavlan states. But due to geographical nearness lo Ihe fighting /one, she was prepared even less lo linznrd her safety until her pb- sllion wns clarified, though lhc government did permit v:lunlcers lo register for service In Finland. Tlio country's dilemma was reflected in a recent stormy cabinet meeting, when there were schools of thought; 1—(Jnr.ludlnus|K)keaincu for many , rudely awakened, dressed hurriedly and stumbled thiough the darkness toward Ihc city lirrilts und the snfoly of (he frozen countryside, the reports said.) The snow, whlcli hnd blanketed Ihe country and Impeded the Russian Invaders, was new but Intermittent, 'ilic clouds were heavy still, and apparently had been too low to iwrmll the Russians to operate in saiiity. Roiling In grcnt masses over tho southern part of the country, they hnd iiuidc it difficult fir the planes to find objectives, roar down in power dives, and -return to Ihe safety of their fields In the Leningrad area and Russia's new Discs In, -Finland's sister Baltic, republics. But the menace was felt constantly, - At ihe fronts, from the KKrellan peninsula on (he Gulf of-Flnlnnd to the Pelsaino area on the Arctic Sen, Finnish, troops and untrained volunteers, many of them fighting on skits, were reported to be holding hack the Russtnn hordes ar\d scoring amazing successes, , Heavy fighting wns retried north c-f Luke Ladoga. Several hundred Russian troops were reported drowned when the thin lake Ice broke under them, and there was a rumor that 1,600 Russians had been captured in the -sector. One Finnish airman was reported to have killed 41 ot a detachment of 42 Russian Infantrymen with machine gun fire as he swept over llicm. On the Karelian Peninsula, It was asserted, the Russians despite atlack after attack, failed tc- reach Ihc Finnish Mannerhelm Line of fortifications, and It was said that the fighting was now proceeding In a No Man's Land between the' Finnish and Russian lines, V ,. Van Buren, Cleburne \' Sheriffs Are Named LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec. 5.4- Oovcrnor Bailey appointed sheriffs and ex-officlo collectors In Van Buren and Cleburne counties yesterday to replace elective officials wlic he said had failed lo file surety- company bonds as required by law. Freeman Graddy of Clinton was appointed to succeed J. W. Hatchett In Van Buren county. Forrest Kes- slnger of Qultninn was named to replace J. Q. Davis In Cleburne county. Mr. Kesslnger has been n field agent of Ihe state revenue department several years. ^ Mr. Hatched and Mr. Davis ha"d been htldlng the offices under per? sonal bonds, a procedure which the Arkansas Supreme Court recently held illegal. Judge Lifts Prison ^ Term Given Remsburg JONESBORO, Ark., Dec. 5.—Hi E. Rcmsburg, former \VPA area supervisor here, who was sentenced last week in district federal court lo two years and two days ih'Va federal penitentiary on a charge of using Uie mails to defraud was called back into court yesterday by judge Thomas C. Trimble arid. Ills sentence was reduced to proba- Uon for Ihree years. j, Olof R. McMongle and William. A. Coker, Indicted en the sanie^ charges with Rcmsburg, have been " placed on probation for three years upon entering pleas of 'nolo con- tendere.' >-.• - 1 Aldermen Show Speed In Passing Ordinance LITTLE ROCK. Ark., Dec. 5,— A christened city council, 12 of whcso members had been convicted of contempt of court, assembled at the city hall yesterday afternoon and in record 'time passed an ordinance levying an assessment in Subway and Street Improvement District No. 465. Eleven of the 12 were released from the ccunty Jnll. where they had been sentenced to serve 10 day*, so they could attend the meeting at three o'clock. The twelfth, Mrs. O. C. Conner, only woman member of the council, was fined $50. Tiiey were In jail about three hcurs. The 18 aldermen voted unanl-1 mously to pass the ordinance Arkansas—Fair tonight and Wed- WEATHER two visitors, Dr. Eugene W. Potter, | which they had defeated last week, 'ncsday. district superintendent of Jones- 12 to 4. There was no discussion. Memphis and vicinity-Fair to- uoro, and the Rev. C. W. Good, of The ordinance was passed within night and Wednesday, not much LC1>alu - c ' I two minutes. . change In temperature.-

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