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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOLUME XXXVIII—NO. 28. Blythevllle Daily News Blytheville Courier Blytheville Herald Missis-sinpi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 1941 BROADWAY Hy WALTER W1NCHELL New York Heartbeat Faces About Town: Paul Uikas. the living proof that Spencer Tracy isn't the' only Hollywoodite who can act...Katharine Brush whisk- brooming a pest at the Clichy... Beautiful Spring enjoying ihe beauty of Zorino .. .Jean Ellington, the oriole, autographing a "matzoh" for Leo Lindy, who has .so many friends—nobody could erer call him a "Lone Eagle".. .Brenda Frailer on Madison Avenue—looking like Easter Sunday on Monday.. .Mrs. Wm. Hamilton, just out" of the hospital, and refreshing weary mid- nighters with her nice-guy attitude...Two cabbies at war over Alice Paye—coming out of the Ritz Towers.. .Tallulah Bankheud, a welcome sight for obred orbs, at 5th and 52nd Street. Perpetual emotion... John Gunther, the Inside Europe man, meeting Wm. Saroyan, the outdoor billboard, for the first time—Saroyan announcing he had spurned a $100.000 offer from Hollywood to risk his last $8,000 on his new play. DRIVE "Worst Raid" Brins Chaos Sallies in Our Alley: George Kelly was telling the bunch at the 48th Street Tavern about the time Joe Frisco turned down a job, at one of those joints "where a guy was killed every night!".. .Joeshook his head and stuttered: N-n-not f-f-for m-m-me. Too m-m-many t-t-t-tough guys hang out there" ...The owner said: "Oh. them? They've ail been killed!". .."Yeah," said Frisco, "b-b-but what happened to the g-g-guys that k-k-killed them?"...A feller asked Joe E. Lewis how he did at the track... "I bet on a horse," said Joe, "that if Paul Revere rode him—we'd all be talking with a British accent today!" Alemos of a Midnighter: When Marcelle Edwards, ex-show-gal, gets her abrogation i which she has applied for) her next will be Walter McGowan, San Fran realtor...The Eddie Judsons (Rita Hayworth) are being hasty...The DeMarcos, after all these years of bickering, brawling and reconciling, etc., etc., will finally have it Renotarized. They've been legally phffft for three years. Her next will be that Midwest dep't store man seen a lot with her. ..Noel Coward's song, "Mad Dogs and Englishmen," seems appropriate now.. .Th'e Grenville Walkers will Jie.. tb.ree.lri- the Summer.'.. Trie'. Jan (Out of the Night) Valtins are also infanticipating an heirrival. Big Town Vignette: He's a Wall Streeter and his face is redder than ever these midnights.. .His wife has pestered him for a mink coat. ..He decided he'd raise his own mink coat on the bit of property he owns in New Jersey...And so he started a mink farm—to save money instead of "squandering" it in "those expensive 5th Avenue stores!".. .Well, sir, after a full season of hard work and an investment of 52,000, he got enough skins to make half a jacket, worth $400...His wife is so sore she's practically chewed the last of her bottom lip, and his pals are laughing hysterically. Interned Italian Is Sent Draft Form MOU.1LE. Alu., April IB. lUP) —A member of the crew of the interned Italian steamship lilu Zo today was studying his draft questionnaire from Ijt'hind priso;i bars. Mich i'U.' Monr"U!. first officer of the freighter, drew draft number 1,47-1 last full when he and his fellow .sailors registered under the Selective Service program. Mongelli wns arrested with other crew members when the Coast Guard placed his vessel "under protective custody" recently. He received his questionnaire yesterday. In this cablephoto from London, following April 16-17 raids, Londoners watch firemen battle flames- in almost totally wrecked street in West End. Britons scrawl chalked words on wrecked buildings, "BOMB BERLIN—BOMB BERLIN—BOMB BERLIN", in desire to have R.A.P. carry out reprisals. iNEA cablephoto). Broadway Small-Talk: Remember the one about the feller who says that a stiff drink won't hurt him—then drinks it—and walks out on his knees?.. .Well, it's in the flicker, "Road to Zanzibar".. .Joe Green's desk-placard: "The only difference between the grave and a rut is the dimensions".. .Paramount will produce "Dildo Cay." Have they looked up the definition of the word in the dicksh?... A gal walked into Club 18 wearing a hat full of birds..."Get a load of that pigeon she's wearing." said Jack White. .."Yeah." added Pat Harrington, "did'ja see the egg it dropped beside her?" Jjio Munition Ships, Barkley Declares WASHINGTON, April 18. (UP)—Democratic Leader Alben W. Barkley of Kentucky told the senate today that Secretary of Navy Frank Knox had authorized him to say that American warships had not convoyed munitions ships and that such convoys had not been authorized. .He said that Knox and Admiral Harold R. Stark, chief of naval operations, had given him permission to reply to charges by Senator Charles W. Tobey. Republican, N." H. ; that convoys had been authorized and had been in operation Child Hit By Car Has Broken Arm Struck by an automobile driven by Bill Stevens. 30, Ulytheville carpenter, alter she started to run across Main street yesterday afternoon, eight-year-old Bobbie Long, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Long of Blytheville. was at Walls Hospital today .suffering frcm a broken arm. State Policeman Gene Dickin•son, who investigated the accident, said the accident, was "entirely unavoidable." Witnesses said the child started across the street near the intersection of 15th and Main, but fell down before she had reached the other side. They said Mr. Stevens tried to avoid hitting her with his car. but wa.s unable to do so. -• Mr. Stevens was charged by the state policeman, however, with operating an automobile without a driver's license and with having an improper license on his automobile. •'.? Hcijr'fy't OH tha charges Jy/ajv^ct for icintfrrow' morning : iu' r "iVit*flvB- pal Court before Judge Doyle Henderson. Measure Would Force Mediation Of Labor Disputes in Defense Work WASHINGTON, April 18 (UP) — Congressional lenders today pro- dieted early house passage of the Vin.'-oti bill which would compel [ mediiiiiion of labor disputes in de- plants and require employers to eji-ct communists and bundists from plants. The legislation, imposing a Uf>- day waiting period before any strike could begin, has been approved unanimously by the House naval affairs committee and may- go before the House next wock. The bill will give Congress* its first opportunity for a showdown on .so-called anti-strike legislation about which there has been daily discussion in the House ever since the recent, wave of defense strikes. Chairman Curl Vinson, D,, Ga., author of the bill, believed the major controversy would come on the provision for outlawing establishment, of any more closed union shops in defense plants. Efforts to .strike it out in committee were SUEZ HALTED Sea Forces Shell Nazis In Africa; Allied Line In Greece Is Unbroken LONDON, April IS. (UP) — Tin; (ionium drive against Ktfypl am! tiu» vital SIR-/ canal has I.RHMI halted and Lho Axis forces have been put on {.he. defensive around To- bruk and Sollum, l military quarters said today. Military experts declined to prophesy whether the German drive could or would be resinned. It was said that the British campaign against Italy in Ethiopia has not yet been finished. Italian forces still were resisting in small uinLs with the llrilish pursuing ami harrying them. Had liccn Driving Unix I The Axis mechanlml forces had been striking with steadily Increasing fury nt the British empire line on tin- Egyptian frontier after driving across eastern Libya Germany Now Intends To Concentrate Force In Grecian Assault for a month. Barkley said he had conferred &with Kno.x and Stark this morn- Ing. "No Authority Given" , "They unequivocally and emphatically authorized me to say that not a single ship. American Windsor On Visit, Can't Play Society cr foreign, carrying PALM BEACH. Pla.. April munitions has! (UP)—The Duke of Windsor 18. to- Those In, Low And Middle Brackets''.. Expected To Be! Hardest Hit New YorchMs: scorching-torching Alice been convoyed from one place to day regretfully cancelled many of another place and that no author- the social engagements planned for ity has been given for such con-; himself and the duchess this week | end by Palm Beach society be- In a speech preceding Bnrkley's.j cause of the press of important Tobey said he had been advised'by; personal business which he said "a government investigator" that/ brought him here, "he had information from within : "I heard his royal highness on the maritime commission that con- the telephone cancelling most of voys are being secretly employed the social engagements shortly af- nt this time." He said that a let- ter we arrived," the duchess told ter from an unidentified woman reporters at a press conference at "Great American Broadcast" moom- pitcher.. .L. Leonidoffs Easter production at the Music Hall, especially the April showers scene...Mel Marvin's 'Take It Easy" rendition via Mutual. Soft as n baby's kiss... in Zanuck's! transmitted to him by a "naval the exclusive Everglades Club. March of biography Time's corking film- ofthe G-men—full of excitement.. .Cornelia Otis Skinner in "Theater." which the Washington oracles patty-caked.. .Barney Gallant's life story: "My Past Pursues Me." Cosmopolitan will start it in July...Barry Wood's platter of "These Tilings I Love"...And hugs, squeezes, kisses and embraces to the armies of telegram and letter senders from Border to Border and Coast to Coast! man" had stated that actual con- The duke explained that the New York Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. Jan. prev. open high low close close H17 1119 111? 1117 1120 1126 1128 112.3 .1125 1129 1122 '1123 1118 1120 1124 1118 1119 1115 1117 1121 1118 1119 1116 1117 1121 1118 1116 1116 1116 1120 voying began a month ago. "I believe the statements of Secretary of Navy Knox and Chief of aval Operations Stark are entitled f o credit over rumors and backstairs gossip of unidentified poo- pie who write letters or the statements of an unidentified officer i hat the president, in spite of his solemn oath of office, has broken his word and convoyed ships without the consent of the American people." Barkley declared. Faith in FRITs Word "I suppose there are people who do not give full faith and credit 'o the statements of public officers, including the president of the United States." he continued. "But the great majority of the American people have faith in the pledged word of the president of the United Slates." Barkley. who frequently confers with the president in his capacity as senate leader, declared that the question of conveying supplies to Britain or anywhere else had "never been discussed" at such meet- in es. sole purpose of the visit to Florida was to confer with Sir Edward Peacock, his financial advisor, whose duties as a member of the British purchasing mission at Washington, prevented him from coming to Nassau. Sir Edward arrives shortly after 6 p.m. tomorrow and during his visit here "everything will be strictly business," the duchess added. Four their rejected by a close vote, members Intend to carry fight to the floor. The House also will probably strike n snag over the bill's flat requirement that employers dismiss members, or former members of the comunist party, the young communist league, the German- American Bund, and all others •whom they "have reasonable cause to believe" advocate forceful overthrow of the government. That provision requires all present and future defense workers to make affidavit, within 3D days, that they are. not members of the specified organizations and do not. believe in forceful overthrow of the government. A false oath Is made subject to the bill's penalties of S5.000 fine, a years imprison- jnent or both. The federal bureau of investigation would be charged wit henforcing the provisions. Stock Prices New Orleans (Joiton prev. open high low close close Mar. May July Oct. Dec. Jan. 1125 1123 1133 1134 1130 1131 1127 1128 1126 1124 1123 1123 1130 1130 1126 1127 1122 1124 1122 1123 1126 1136 1132 1128 1122 Am Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler , Cities Service .. Coca Cola General Motors General Electric Int Harvester . .- 156 1-4 68 22 1-2 69 57 1-2 4 3-8 91 1-2 39 30 1-8 44 32 1-2 II 3-4 WASHINGTON. April 18. (UP) — Corporations and individuals—particularly in the low and middle brackets—today faced the prospect of paying 25 to 50 per cent higher taxes on this year's income and on cigarets. gasoline, and other taxable commodities beginning July 1. T*ne ac^ninistration has asked congress to raise $3.444,000.000 a year in new revenue—the largest tax program in. history. The treasury suggested that it cotild be raised in three ways: 1. A general increase In virtually all existing levies by one-quarter to one-half of present rates. 2. New "nuisance" taxes in addition to increases in old ones. 3. Reduced credits and exemptions in income tax schedules. The administration's goal is to increase anticipated federal revenue by one-third. Present spending plans call for the outlay of $ in the fiscal year beginning July 1. The treasury estimates that existing tax rates will bring in $9,223.000.000. leaving a deficit of some $9.777.000.000. If S3.444.000.GOO can be raised in new levies, the program could be financed with $2 of tox money for every $1 of borrowed funds. Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau Jr.. who outlined the program to a bi-partisan group of congressional leaders, said the ideal way of increasing federal revenue to $12.667,000.000 next year would be to have "each individual and business pay a third more taxes than they pay now." But the burden actually will fall rnore heavily on the lower and middle income brackets since it would be impossible to put such projwrtionate increase on the incomes of rich men whose surtax rates now run as high as 75 pel- Merchants Urged To Attend Stamp Meetings All retail food store owners, managers and employes were urged today by Surplus Marketing Administration officials to attend one of two federal food stump program meetings next week, in crder to be certified to participate in the Mississippi county program and to learn details of the pro- Monday night a meeting will bo held at the Blytheville City Hall. Tuesday night SMA officials will hold a meeting at Osceola, in the courthouse.-. The program is expected to be- r iin operation in this county sometime after May 1. All food store owners in the county expecting to participate in the program must be certified by the SMA Monday or Tuesday night,, officials said. Empire forces were' reported holding wi-ll with the aid of British navy attacks on German-Italian advanced positions and Royal Air Force attacks on the Axis supply lines and concentration points to the rear. It wns Indicated now, military experts .said, that the situation In the western desert was increasiiiK- ly a question of time—whether the empire line could hold until reinforcements, proceeding by forced march, could arrive at the front from Enst Africa. Gen. Sir Archibald Wavell, commander In chief of the Army of the Nile, needs two or three weeks in which to'consolidate a ,new army, some experts Men o'\Vi\r Hhtll Niizis Meanwhile. British warships are continuing to pump hundreds of tons of shells into Axis positions west of Sollum where land lighting is raging between British and [talian and German advance units. The shelling started out. 4H hours ayo and helped put. the brakes on Axis advance across the western desert, military authorities reported. Long columns of Axis motor transports were declared destroyed by t.he British men o'war which moved close hi shore and kept up the attack despite frequent Axis air attacks. Particularly heavy casualties were believed by the British to have been Inflicted on Axis forces by naval shells hitting .he escapement road west, of Sollum. Other units of the British Mediterranean fleet operating west of Tobruk where a British force ts battling Axis a.ssanults, delivered terrific blastintl against the air base at, El Ga/.ala. At least five panes on the ground were said to have been destroyed and huge craters torn in the air field. BERLIN, April IU. (UP)—Germany regcari'd Its Balkan war machine today for a final . ; con- centnilcd attack on the British- Greek line in Greece as hostilities with Yugoslavia, crushed In 11 days of fighting, ceased formally at noon (5 a.m. ESTX Declaring that reinforcements would be sent, at once to the Greek front. Nnvii Informants said: "We will reduce the enemy in Greece to destruction within u short, time. The concentration of our full weight, njjuinsL the British and the Greeks will be reflected in the progress of our attacks within the next few days." Military reports were that the German armies were still driving .southward against the Allied line while Stuka dive bombing and other planes struck at targets of all sorts and special fleets of planes attacked shipping In harbors all along the Greek coast. A special high command coin- munique said: Issued at midnight had "At 9 p.m. on April 17 the entire Jugoslav army — to the extent not already disarmed— laid down its arms unconditionally. The .capitulation Is effective at 1 , noon /April 18." Thus' "the war against tlfe Serbs" had ended, and presumably so had the brief-lived Jugoslav state which Ihe treaties of the last wnr formed from the nucleus of old Serbia. The communirmc was announced with a fanfare of music over the radio, and a three minute radio silence followed. 1122 1122 1122 1122 1121 residence blaze. No Fires Since Sunday Elytheville had gone without a fire alarm at 2:30 p.m. today since last Sunday morning. . Two major fires occurred last week end, one causing $3,000 damage to a home, the other a $1,500 The skin of a whale varies from "two inches to two feet in thickness. Montgomery Ward N Y Centra] North Am Aviation 13 Phillips 38 Packard 2 3-4 Radio 4 Republic Steel 171-4 Socony Vacuum 83-8 Studebaker 51-2 Standard Oil N J '..,. 34 3-H Texas Corp 36 7-8 U S Steel .'.. 50 1-2 Lilllr Girl Is Swking A Home: Who Wants Tier? Who will give Mary, a 13-year- cM orphan, a home? Miss Ann Council, of the child v olfare unit, says that Mary, for 'hrce or four years has lived with ;onic of her relatives who r'id not have room for her. and who did net want. her. The situation became more and more unhappy and 'he relatives finally told her .she wa.s not wanted. Since the loss of this home Man r. as stayed in first one home am then another with those persons kind enough to give her a home r or a few clays or n few weeks un- Ml her case came to the attention of a person familiar with the services of the Child Welfare Unit. Mary has large blue eyes, blonde hair, and light skin. She is a healthy, normal, and well mannered little girl. She has managed to attend school with some regularity and is not retarded in her school work. She has a quiet and likeable nature and has won Was Wusli! Product Kirfin'c; Until recently, pyridine. the material from which scientists extract .sulfapyridine to ttuhi pneumonia, was considered an annoying waste product coke ovens. of si eel Cotton Blossom By United Tress Adolf Hitler I h r e w "the Weight of his .southeastern blitzkrieg forces—1000 air- phincs and probably several hundred thousand picked troops—against the .stubborn Creek -and British defenders of Attica today. The allied defense lines bent, but—so as was reported—did not break, in some of the war's bloodiest ligHtV . ing:. : ; ; How long the comparatively small band of British em- •• pire troops and tough Greek lighting men could withstand attack after attack with apparent German's disregard for losses was not certain. , . Situation Serious London admitted that the situation was serious.' A spokesman said there was no point In disguls-. liiB that fact. But he added quick- ' ly that while the Greeks gradually, 'were being forced back southward from the positions they have long held in Albania, no Nazi .break through has yet been reported. London was cheered today by word that the Royal Air Force ha'd the far upon Berlin, employing powerful new Stirling four engin- ecl bombers and a new type of explosive bom. Berlin Repaid London accepted the attaack as' repayment to Germans for i their terrific air assault which London suffered night before- last. British reports said the center of Berlin was pounded heavily. The Germans admitted that residential ad "cultural" property was hit. The Prussian State Library, damaged in the big British attack of April 9, was .struck again. "Danger point of the Greek- British lines in Greece appeared to be the sector in the vicinity of; Grevena and Kalabaka. A break • through at this point would enable the. Germans to get on the railroad system that runs southwest from Kniabaka and connects with lines to Athens. Once on the railroad they might be able to erf£ circle the defenders of the us sector from the rear. Heavy Rains Send Stream Above Flood Stage In Calico Rock Area lay Worthington Is Named Commissioner Chicago Soybeans open May -111-2 Sept 1193-4 Chicago Wheat May Sept Open 907-8 90 High Low 913-8 893 903-8 the affection of everyone who has known tier. In recent years this child has been deprived of the right of every child—that of a home of her own, c | OS c I a feeling of security, companion- 12i 3-4 ! ship, and love. Miss Council stated. lllf>-8i Tr >e Child Welfare Unit is asking that anyone interested in giving Mary a home get in touch with the Unit at the office which is Iccated in the Welfare Building in the rear of the Court House, or LITTLE ROCK, April 18. (UP) —Weather Bureau officials today reported that the White River with a rise of 10.7 feet was above oocl stage at Calico Rock and Hearing that mark in the Bates- vllle area. The sudden rise In the stream follower! two days of heavy rainfall in southern Missouri and nort hwesl ern Arkansas. A .similar rise in the stream is predicted in Newport • within three days, while the increased amount, of water will not be noticed on lower stretches unless more rainfall is received. A crest of 18 feet <iii the Arkansas was predicted for Little Rock on Sunday. Heavy rains in the Mena area on Wednesday and Thursday is expected to send the Ouachita River to near Hood staRC, but the river is not expected to leave its banks. Fire At Bald Knob Causes $6,000 Loss BALD KNOB. Ark. (UP)—R. P Moore's Gnnrral Saw and Hickorj Mill was destroyed by fire when blaze of unknown origin broke out Loss included two car-loads o chair stock and hickory blanks i The total loss was estimated a Close by writing Miss Council, Child 3-4 901-8] Welfare Unit, Blytheville, Arkan- 1-2 83 'sas. J Alice Bcaslcy, charmer who's to be "Maid of Cotton" at Memphis' famous Cotton Carnival. May 13-17, has a look at cherry blos- in Washington while on tour of country, v (Jrifjin of Icing: In the early part of the eight eenth century, cake^ with prettj pink Icing were in 'vogue. Then science discovered the colorin matter was not obtained from : piuiii. seed, but from thr cochinea insect. The vogue' vanished imt the discovery of artificial color for foods ajain brought the deli cate tidbits back to favor a strawberry festivals. The Rev. James A. Overholser, laslor of First Presbyterian Ihurch, and Ray Worthington. el- er, have returned from Little Rock vhere they attended the meeting f the Arkansas Presbytery Tues!ay and Wednesday. Mr. Worthington was elected one f four commissioners from the \rkansas Presbytery to the meet- ng of the General Assembly of he Presbyterian Church, U. S.. in \lontreat, N. C.. in May. The Rev. Mr. Overholser, retlr- ng moderator, delivered the ser- non at the opening session Tues- iay afternoon. He was named the resbytery's chairman of the Assembly's Home mission committee. Wrs. Dillon Buried At Cooter Yesterday CCOTER. Mo.. April 18.—Funeral services were held at the Cooter Methodist Church yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock for Mrs. John Wesley Dillon who died Wednesday night at her home in Cooter after several months illness. Services were conducted by the Rev. L. F. Voelker with burial in the No. 3. cemetery. Mrs. Dillon was 65 years of age and had lived in this community for many years. She was a member of the Methodist church. She is survived by her husband and other relatives. May Sept Chicago Corn Open High Low Close 677-8 63^1-4 6758 675-8 U. S. WEATHER FORECAST ELYTHEVILLE — Warm. Cloudy tonight and Saturday with occasional showers and local thunderstorms. Fresh to strong southerly winds tonight. Low tonight 66. High Saturday 80. MEMPHIS*— Warm with cloudiness tonight and Saturday. Occasional showers and thunderstorms. Low tonight 68. High Saturday'82. ARKANSAS — Scattered showers 69 683-4 68 681-8 tonight and Saturday.

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