The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 19, 1939 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOLUME XXXVI—NO. 232. Blj'lhevtllc Courier Blythcvllle Herald THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER, OF NOimUjAST AUKANSA3 AND BOUTHEA0T MISSOURI Blythevllle Dally News Mississippi vnlley I^adter" BLYTJIUVILLR, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, DKGKMBKH 1!), 1039 North Sea Continues To Be Main Theater Of Nazi-Allies War .LONDON, Dee. 39. (UP)—Warfare in the North Sen claimed Jour more shipping castmlUc.s today as Great Britain pressed a counter offensive against Geiman aei- it power m an attempt to win command of the .skies German airplanes, striking*— ' through the Hoyal All- Force security patrols, bombed and machine gunned the fishing trawlers Etrula, which was damaged with the loss or three lives among the crew, and the Active, sunk with the less ot one man. The other trawlers arrived al a Scottish port, and reported that they hail been attacked by German planes tail escaped damage. Yesterday about a score of small British coastal ships and at least one Italian vessels were reported the victims of similar attacks. The Norwegian steamship Olitrefjell was sunk with a loss of five lives and seven injured. The Danish steamship Jylle, 1,877 tons, was sunk by a mine with Bring War Close To U. S. Shore the apparent, loss of 10 members of the crew. There were reports from Denmark of a new aerial battle over the German nnval and air base area on the northwestern German •. coast where British planes appar-1 cntly attempted another attack on the Isle of Sylt. Neither Britain nor Germany, however, announced nny important aerial action at Sylt today. A German plane was reported nortli of the Shetland Islands where a British fighter went up to search for it, apparently without results. No air alarm was sounded. PORT LAUDERDALE, Pin., Dec 18. (UP)—Ocean front residents reported today that they saw a German freighter almost caught by a British warship and forced lo run about and anchor off Everglade harbor. Coast guardsmen Identified the freighter as German, but. said they were not certain about the na- mil OF DIPHieift HER[ ME Immunization Urged; Warn Parents To Watcli For Disease Signs With two little girls, playmates, (lend from dlphlherln. warnings ivcrc issued toilay by Dr. W. A. SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Rusks Forced Night Landing To "Save'Man Already Dead HILL CITY, Kim., Dec. 19. (UP) -Through the dusk at 2.51)0 feet (lew a. two-motored bomber. motors coughed Lieut. Harold E. Suddenly both and died, pilot Ncely switched lo Ihe emergency fuel tanks nnd went Inlo a dive lo stnrl the motors again. They didn't start. He leveled off to make his decLs-, ion. He could abandon thc ship «f u hill 01 «'ho, for « reason he <l!dn't know, had disobeyed Older* and fulled (o Jiin>l>. Or he could try that forced landing—now even more difficult, iiceniise the darkno.w had Intenst- I'cd—iiHd perhaps .save his own i'fi' uiul the oilier. lit' iidd his Khl)> us level as he "mid mid id |(, giid,,. m- ,,|| he '' '' ' ' prevent nn epidemic vllle. Betty Tinker, seven In lilythc-j I year eld itlonnlity of the warship. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Tinker and a student in the second grade of Central Ward school, PARIS, Dec. 19. (UP)—Means of strengthening: Franco-British military o^id diplomatic action were decided upon at a meeting of the allied supreme war council today. The council met to discuss, among other vital problems, allied aid to Finland. Premier Daladlcr, Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and General Maurice Gamelin attended the meeting at office. the French war Steamer Torpedoed •LONDON, Dec. 19. (UP)—-Die British steamer City of Kobe. 4,373 tons,..was' sunk In the Nortli Sea today. Eighteen members of the crew were rescued and InndH at. . an east coast port. It was reported that the City of Kobe was torpedoed. About 50 crew members were believed killed. Danish Ship Sunk COPENHAGEN, Dec. 19. (UP) — The Danish steamer Bogoe sank today, after striking" a mine. The crew of 17 was picked up by a Danish trawler. It was not disclosed where the Bogoe went down. French Patrols Active PARIS, Dec. 19. (UP)—French patrols have pierced German lines to n depth of three miles in the Vosges mountains sector where ther encountered and wiped out a German unit, military dispatches reported today. • Two German officers and two non-commissioned officers were captured by the French. The prisoners, general slaflt reports Indicated, had provided the French with most interesting information at the end of a period of questioning. , Except for the successful French patrol activity in the Vosges region Die western front generally was calm. Says _He Will Indulge In No Personali ties Race PARIS, Mo., Dec. 10.—Gov. Lloyd C. Stark, speaking last night to thc Monroe County Stark-for-Senator Club, said that in the 1940 campaign, seeking the nomination for United States Senator, he will submit his i credentials and his record of experience. He declared that with this as the- basic principle or his campaign, he will stand upon his record as the Governor of Missouri and upon the record of the Democratic Party. Against any attempt of Republican opponents to belittle or misinterpret that record, he said, "I ivW fight with every qjmce of energy within inc." He.'inade it clear, though, that he will not.fight against any Democrat seeking the nomination at the primary. "I will lay my record down against his record," lie said, "my qualifications against his qualifications—and without personal attack or personal bitterness I will attended school that morning and mnss C' was stricken in tlie afternoon. '"'""" Barbara Lee Prevosl, sfx-ycnr- old daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Terry Prevosl, died Saturday morning after having been 111 only .several days. She was a student In the first grade of third ward Ltmgc school. The homes of (he girls' parents are in the '1200 block on ' Holly street. According to the city health o!!\- cer, three children have already died in Blythcville since tlie disease began its recent toll here with the death of Alfred Darroll Van Bibber, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Van Bibber, who died Nov. 17. There are now four olhcr cases in Blythcville and the county health unit 1ms had reports of a case at Gosnell and another at Pecan Point which developed ten abide by the will cratic workers." ot the Demo- Grants Christmas Furloughs To 75 LITTLE'ROCK, Dec. 19. (UP) — Gov. Carl E. Bailey today approved a list of 75 convicts who will be given Christmas furloughs from Tucker and Cuinmlngs state prison farms.. The furloughs will range from 10 to 30 days and are granted to convicts for good behavior. Reports that the disease Is prevalent In the county are discounted but failure to report their cases has made an accurate check Impossible, It is said. Pointing out thai diphtheria is the most needless disease for children to have because of the almost perfect preventive treatment found, the city health olUccr and private physicians arc urging parents lo educate themselves aboul this disease. Dr. Grimmett said today that ns city health officer he advised parents of children who had come in cent-let with the diphtheria cases lo be given an Immunity dose, which will immunize them for from three weeks to six weeks, if they have not been given the Schick tesl within the past year. For those children who were not in direct contact, n prophylactic dose Schick test months. Pointing out that the "injections iiven In the inoculations must be followed by the test In six months, it was announced that some physicians advised another Schick test from time to time while others think one is sufficient. A number of children who attended school classes with the children who died of thc disease are being given the immunity test as nn extra precaution even though the period of direct exposure from •these two cases is believed to be I definitely over by this lime. It Is very rare that any child having been found Immuned by thc Schick test ever has diphtheria, physicians agree. If a child shows signs of dlph- advised with to follow in the Ex-Teacher, 95, Writes To Good Pupil, Now 88 ' BYRON, Mich. (UP)—Mrs. Jennie Welch, 95. K-lio taught school near here 75 years ajo, received a letter from one of her students, j theVla-sore" threat! chuiiness, a''l!t- """"" "'"- t -- rr St. Louis, who i tie fever or aching pains-a phy- ri 'sician should be called at once as it may be diphtheria, was the Joseph Wyckoff. now is 88 years old. He was a boy of 13 when he sat New York Cotton Jan. Mar. May July Oct. Dec. close 1085 open high low 1090 '1092 1085 1082 1086 1071 1071-2 1041 1046 1035 1008 1014 1000 . 965 9G5 958 . 959 900 951 1035 1000-4 900 953 in the little schoolhouse at Woofl- i hull Township, but he behaved himself so well Dial his teacher still remembers him. "I heard he was living in St. Louis, so I wrote him. I hardly expected he would remember me, but he did, perfectly. He was a good boy.". New Orleans Cotton Jan. Mar. May July Oct. Dec. open high low close . 1095 1113 1090 1089 1093 1033 1056 1056 1048 1023 1023 101! .. 969 972 967 . 970 970 953 1090 1083 1048 101! 962 958 Stock A. T. & T ................ 169 1-8 Am. Tobacco ............. 84 Anaconda Copper ...... .. 31 Beth. Steel ............... 82 Chrysler .................. 89 Cities Service ............ 41-2 Coca Cola ..... , ......... 117 General Elect. . .' ......... 39 7-8 General Motors ............ 54 Int. Harvester ........... 617-8 Mont. Ward .............. 53 7-8 N. Y. Central ............. 18 1-4 Packard .................. 3 Phillips .................. 39 3-8 Radio .................... 51-2 Republic Steel ............ 23 1-4 North Am. Aviation ..... 25 1-2 S:cony Vacuum .. ........ 115-1 Studebaker ............... 9 Std. Of N. J .............. 39 3-8 Texas Corp ............... 43 7-8 U. S. Steel ..... , ......... 67 Soldiering Profitable In 1770 WORCESTER, Mass. (UP) — Soldiering was a profitable business in the latter part of the Revolutionary War. The WPA Historical Records Survey .says the town of Westminster voted to pay 50 pounds a month ($250) to each of the 11 men recruited from the community. warning made today. A curing medicine—antitoxin— that may save the child's life, cs- durlng the given but It if H« 24 hm, first 24 hours, must be given early to be effective, physicians said. The star Deneb, in the constellation Cygnus, is the north polar star of Mars. nnd save the lives of the three men of his crew and his own. Or he could try an emergency landing, lielow, the earth wns yraykh murk ami lie could distinguish nothing— no landmarks, no lights. The plane wtts slowly losing altitude. "Abandon ship," he commanded through the speaking tube to Ilic three men In ihe rear. Adjusting his own parachute nnd keeping the ship level, he u-ittchc.-! tlie ulr below In which there was only darker masses to Indicate the earth. A white ball exploded below him, dropping away, it \vns im opening parachute. "One," said Lieut. Neely. A few seconds later, another tall expanded below him and dropixxl away. "Two," he said. He eased out of hk scat, still holding the ship level, When* he saw the third parachute open, he would go himself. He waited.; He saw nothing. He shouted Imperiously. There was no response. Quite evidently, something had happened lo prevent the third nmn Jumping. Lieut. Ncely had n new decision to make. He could abandon 'tho ship and save his own life, hut he would doom a member of his crew BURGH [[JOTS RESIDENCE HERE Obtains Much Loot At House In 1000 West Ash Block One of the most serious burglaries here in some time was perpetrated last night at the Henry Davls-C. D. Wood Jr. residence -at 1024 W. Ash street when . valVAlS-i. guns, Jewelry, clothing and ••other articles as well as money were stolen some time between eight and nine o'clock. Entrance Into the house was made apparently .by a 'professional.' according- to 'officers, who snld that the screen of a window was removed and the lock 'jimmied.' Two costly high powered rifles, two shotguns, two pistols, n gold, curved man's wrist watch, about $20 in new nickels nnd silver dollars, two complete suits of men's clothing and parts of. two other suits, a hanger. traveling bag and several other articles of lesser value have been missed mid n check" Is being made today to ascertain if other articles were stolen. The burglar apparently worked fast as a new leather traveling bag was overlooked, as well as several other things. Officers, who worked on the case all night, announced at one o'clock this afternoon that no arrest htid yet been made. Cards And Gifts Swamp Desk Of Gov. Bailey LITTLE ROCK, Dec. 10. (UP) — Christmas paraded the state house today as Gov. Bailey fonntl an assortment of 300 Christmas cards and n number, of presents oil his desk. Last year state employes gave Gov. Bailey an auto. This year they concentrated on fruit cakes, the cakes ranging from one to five pounds. The governor of Maine «» >» n v i: ui JMJJI1U IHIICr <>l»t:icli> tvuy Instant, nut It «|!dul or two miles mid bounced Into i Held, finally drawing to a stop. Lie-ill. Nfuij. , m || c ,i hhnself out or the wreckage nnd (ore Into (he rear compartment. If Iho man who bad not Jumped was alive, ho was Ronin (o B ct the dressing down of ills life from his superior officer. Hut the compartment wns empty The man had Jumped, lint, as Lieut. Neely discovered later, his pnmcluite hadn't opened He luid forgotten to take off hh gloves bcloic Jumping and h s gloved Imtuls had been unable to manipulate the rip cord. Farmers found the body of Private Kenneth c. Scamaiis, av, of Scrniilon, Pa. He hurt fallen 2000 feet . Lieut. John o. Ncnl and iMvalc aflur landing with' lliclr paradi'utesi made their way Into town. A high wind dragged them along thc ground before they could get out of the harness and they were scratched. Thc plane was flying from Low- cry Field. Denver, to Chamilo Field Rantoiil, III. The accident occurrcc at dusk yesterday. liolh Neely and Ncal are of Nashville, Tenn. Has Real Yule Job— Seeking To Aid Others For Ihe .seventh consecutive year, E. H. Ford will stand on a busy street corner In Little Rock during this week shaking a tin skillet In a plea for money lo feed the hungry on Christmas Day. Why he leaves his work In Uly- thevllle each year and goes "back home" for this special Vulclldc charity was li secret shared only by -his : family a'ml most , InllniaU! friends iiiitll three-years ago when a reporter discovered his story. It was shortly after Christmas of 1932 that he stumbled Into a Salvation Army mission In Uttlc Rock, too drunk to know anything. Hours Inter he walked out sober and free of the desire for liquor for the first lime In years. The change In his life that dales from that experience Mr. Ford attributes to the Salvation Army and he has kept the vow mncle thnt day to always help this group at Christmas time. It was difficult this year far Mrs. Ford Is in a Memphis hospital— seriously 111 from Injuries received in an automobile accident caused by a drunken driver— but she urged Mr. Ford to again repay his debt even If the time could have been spent with her. He left yesterday for his annual trek to Little Rock where he will visit relatives while working for tlie Salvation Army. When thc last charity basket Is delivered he will return to Memphis to be with Mrs. Ford on Christmas Day before returning to his work here with Drainage District 17. Pugilist Confesses Slaying Of German NEW YORK, Dec. Ifl, (UP) — Ernie Haas, 23-yenr-okl boxer, has been arrested in Toronto. Out,, and has confessed that he killed Dr. Walter Engelberg, first secretary ot thc German consul general's Finns Display Strong Anti-Aircraft Defense' HUTHEOIUE Fighting Is Bitter ' Motion For Continuance Overruled By Circuit Judge Robert Cope OAUUTHKUSVILU;, Mo., Dee, 19.—Tho murder trluls cf Adrian I'ose-y, Sleele. Mo,, and Odls (Goose) Fowler, Cooler, Mo., tttxl driver, charged Jointly In the murder of Mrs. Mary Vaughn, 45, ivlfc of Gay Vaughn, steelo uluck- smlth, besnii liero Monday, with thi! first slate witness Inking tho stand about four o'clock, The trial Is being held before Judge llobert I. Cope of Poplar HUill. of (he thirty-third Judicial HELSINKI, Dec. ID. (UP) I HELSINKI, Dec 19 (UP) Soviet Husaitm aii'plnncs -Russian airplanes flew over <w«l nlong the oiilh-o sou- Helsinki nt 1 ;25 I m today ]><>'••' "oiwl of Klnlnnd today, (l m| m tn « terrilic bai^'age of ,' liwivy I'jliiit.sli iiiili-.Kinnish hiif,i-»!rn-!iri >.i.« Dor,, ,. - , , . - - I anti-aircraft, fire. lire nnd tlroppiiifr a Hcports that sveaborg Fortress ill the Helsinki I,°" tsltl ° lll ° l>«t of Helsinki had do'/.on _ _.. , , _. _ „, arott. t'olice rcpoiTcd'Tii'a't'l' 01 ' 1 " b ° lnljcu ' that oiic""pia'iie had Iho only casually wns .n black rSan"me ""'- m * thnt foul ' crow, killed by a GGG-iiotind ncrlnl bomb. Finnish Imttcrlcs, greatly thcned since tin ' raid two weeks lind descended outside the city In parachutes were not confirmed immediately „ , „ Although no bombs fell in the Insl Red ncrlnl , cc ' Ucr ot Helsinki, there were iigo, fired volley l ' mv >' detonations to the north, in urici- volley at the misslan planes <llfl vicinity of. the airport, that but (he Tilt.- in the Helsinki district at Abo, on ml «ht llnvo ^en those of bombs. Hie southwestern tip of Finland '"Wits persisted thnfc four Rus? and along dm upper Vuocksl rlv- slnns nful parachuted down arid or, where large Finnish power V°' lcc c«rs and bicycle scouts plunls are located, American cnirt- sell|i clicd for them, tnl, tfstlmntcd 'at, $10,000,000, i s 1,1- Lcallcts were dropped In Kal- vested In the plants. | sonlemt Park at the edge of tho Russian.'! renewed their terrific c11 *' ' ' - allncks on thu Manncrhclm HDL- Reports of the number of Rus... „. lllu „„„,.., I" the Karelian Isthmus In spite ^ n 'I' 1 """ varied from eight to lie motion WHS overruled. Cor- ° r llcnv J' losses, apparently bcllcv- "• Ollc It1( i» sa|d he had secii arc ilcfcuso counsel '• " ™u» n l Ions: endure Incessant olllcr Broup of nine, denuded bodv ot Mri l |olln( "»B, reports from Ihe front Tn e speed with which the Finns ' ' """' Indlcntcd. .set up nil mitl-nlrcraft barrage, The lalest attack wns west of lmlc)l of which seemed of thrce- the middle of thc Isthmus, in mcu shells, demonstrated how cx- A hlch v „ , '"•" ul "' u """» °' ftus - cornci 1 of Hnrrv Dallev'>i Im^'imii -— •• -•• • -- —•• — park about two 111 ci south o (hc! pn!it UmK (lnys lho «•"*'<>»» ^Itcntly tl.o city's defenses have t. .. . * u mm..! .-imltll Ul n (| n,,l.,..| I.. _.,.,,.l t „ . _. ,,, tlnlvn nb>rrn»lan/l I.* U. - L ,:. ' Holland. MO., and aulliorlllc: cd her dcnlh had occurred earlier thc iitnlit of Sept, 11. Her husband, Day Vaughn, was found the same day In an unconscious condl- ullt iif 1'ii.Tu nil I.-L; uu)3 II ""'„,, nllnckcd In greiil force „„,I,. '?«'»• 1»»™» «">"B' I" In six dlf- Ilic line and although the Finns had held their ground and oven had gained at u few points Finnish, military ob- I servers believed the Russians , )OWS lltalL ,'">™ scrlw of inmches, hoping to 4 ' V " ta; " Ule woman's body, Doss of the Miller and Arch Patterson were also arrested In iiddltlon to Poscy and Fowler, but Prosccullng Attorney n. W. Hawkins dismissed charges nunlnsl Miller and Patterson when the preliminary came up. Patterson and Miller signed stntcmenU to olllccrs which Incriminated Poscy and Fowler, both Miller and Patterson selling out they saw t'oscy and Fowler and Mr. mid Mrs, Vaughn lenvo Hallcy's tnvorn, go toward the ball park at the rear, nnd Iheru become embroiled? -hi an argument. Miller nurt Patterson stated they later saw 1'osey ami 'Fowler return 'from the bull park vicinity, but never siuv Mr. and Mrs. Vaughn return. Following the preliminary henr- lng last year, Fowler was released under bond of $20,000 on November 12, 103!), and Posey was released under bond of, $10,000 on December 12. 1938, To Hold Funeral For Tinker Child Wednesday Deity Hiilh Tinker, seven old daughter of -Mj-,- and yen r Mrs. 120G Holly dispersed aid use <»"'" Russia's innn power available for these attacks was almost unlimited, while Finland's men had llBhl stmullly with little rest. to Masons Will Meet On Wednesday Night Tho clilckasawlm Lodge 134 will meet at a special'call meeting lor the purpose of conferring a Master's degree In the Ijxljje Hull Wednesday night tit 1:30 o'clock; It was announced today. Visiting Masons (ire cordially lu- vllcd lo nlleml, Ncill Heed, Worshipful Master, said today. Kipling's Widow Dies At Age Of 74 LONDON, Dcu. 10. (UP) — Mrs. Caroline Starr Kipling, T(, widow ol Hudyanl Kipling, died today at her country home at Dunvash, In Sussex. ' Claim Prescription Was Wrongfully Filled J. M. Fowler and wife, doing business as the Fowler Drug com„,, - i Piny, were named defendants in n I'lincrnl services will be held | $10,000 ilamagc suit filed in circuit Wednesday afternoon, two o'clock, at Iho Holt Funeral Home with court today by J. M. Brake and ncnilce Brake, The Brakes alleged Dial n prc- The little Elrl Is survived by her on parents; one sister, Mrs. Irene Wallace, nnd three; brothers, Tom- mlc, Thurnian nnd Herman Tinker. sent a can of Maine sardines. office here, police said today. Gathings Will Be Legion Post Guest E. C. "Took" Golhlngs, United States congressman, will be a guest of the Dud Cason Past Z4 of thc American Legion at a barbecue supper tonijht at the Hut. Special guests at the supper will general's be ,C. J. Evrard and Dan Stout, •'-" fathers of World Wnr veterans. n drug allegedly requested and that Mrs. Brake upon taking the drug suffered Inlcuse pain nnd wns Incapacitated for some time. Claude P. Cooper and Percy A. Wright are attorneys for the plaintiffs. Sweet Healani Rules New Bowl Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS, III,, Dec 19 (UP)—Hogs: 10,250 Top, 5.70 110-230 Ibs., 5.50-5.60 HO-1CO Ibs., 5.15-5.60 Bui ksows, 4.30-4.00 Cattle: 3,050 Steers, 8.00-0.75 Slaughter steers, 6.25-10.75 Mixed yearlings, heifers, 6 75-9 00 Slaughter heifers, 6.00-10.00 Beef cows, 5.00-8.00 Cutters and low cutters, 3.50-4.75 Chicago Wheat open high i ow Dec. 110 111 1-2 107 Msy 108 3-4 109 3-4 105 dose 108 1-2 106 Chicago Com open 57 high low close Graf Fpee's Crew Happy, Maybe Over 'Escape' Aires if they pledge themselves not to try lo escape. It was disclosed, regarding Ger- to the Graf Spec, that It was a combined republics, front of including 11 American the United 19 (UP)—Officers and men of the! scuttled German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spec ate heartily tcday, and seemed unworrled about thc war, as the foreign office made plans to Intern them. Captain Hans Langsdorff, the Graf Spec's commander, had brought 1,033 officers and men with him across the River Plate estuary from Montevideo where he had blown up his ship rather than face the British cniiser death watch which awaited it. "I am satisfied—I have saved all my men," was all he would say after his arrival here. Berlin dispatches had made it plain that the German government hoped that the Graf Spce men would be treated as "shipwrecked" mariners and released, to get home if they could The foreign office made it plain, however, that the government intended to intern them all, probably on the small island of Martin _ ., ., _„, oarcia, out In the river. The island and taken ashore at Montevideo ... to be that though the Admiral Graf Spec wns bloXvn up just outside territorial waters, a launch from which s the man protests against the refusal charge was detonated was Just In- of Uruguay to give further shelter side. States, which had forced the ship to go. German authorities, backed by Italian ones, had refused to crder the ship to leave Montevideo. Uruguay consulted envoys of other Reports had circulated at Montevideo that the Admiral Graf Spec's crew had threatened to mutiny when the decision was made to scuttle the ship. But there was notlscnal. traded eliminated any possibility that they should be considered "shipwrecked mariners" and not be Interned under the Hague conventions. About 750 Admiral Graf Spce sailors were refuged here at the government's Immigrant hostel nnd approximately 250 Including Capt Langsdorff, were at the naval ar- Amerlcan republics. The result was j kempt after a voyage across the the firm statement that If she did estuary In lugs a barge and not leave Montevideo Sunday night ' tho slightest sign of dissension or Crowds of friendly, sympathetic disaffection among the crew here. ' " • The men. all youthful, were In good spirits though they were un- shc would be Interned for the duration of the war. It had been reported that 350 men cf the Graf Spec were taken back to Montevideo ill the German launch. Authorities hero expressed belief that German agents arranged for the tugs and the barge to go to Montevideo. They said, that the Argentinians gathered before the temporary internment bases to cheer and talk to the German seamen. The crowd became so great at one lime last night that police had to close tho street in front ot the Immigrant hostel. 'Tile Germans waded In to the generous meals provided them, big bowls of soup, dishes of Argentine owners would bo fined if It were > beef and fruits particularly. supply ship Tacoma, to be Interned (proved the craft left Buenos Aires! Argentine authorities' had tried there This proved incorrect. Ap- without proper papers. j to lr f ft k e t hc men comfortable, and parently only four of the Graf ™—•— m '- Jl --•-• •• ' Spec men stayed with thc Tacoma. and they were arrested yesterday ., --,, ... ^ M[; 11VC [, llle loianu .aim lu^tn u&uuic av Mun«:viueu against Internment of th is used for detention of Argentinean the accusation that they were Graf Spec's men. It was wtthout proper papers. Foreign office sources indicated the younger ones "WcTiVeT thorough" that tho government was prepared ]y happy. Tlia band of the Admiral to reject any German prolestiGraf Spec played German airs for against Internment of the o>'B"»ke<l -|n tho past two Tho planes over Helsinki today apparently were on a scouting mission. They were flying very high". Their approach wns signaled, by heavy nntl-alrcrafl fire north of Ihe city, a, few minutes before 11:25. North of. the city are the; airdrome and thc railroad line'to Aabo. Thc anil-nlrcraft lire grew louder ns Bimiiers closer lo lho ccnle* of thc oily lock It up. ThcMvealh-' er wns clcnr, the fairest since the war begnn. Tho sky was filled with pulls of smoke from nntl- alrcrafl shells. As lho plnnes nenrcd the center of Helsinki, machine guns went Into action on thc roofs of build-' lugs, utcs. 'llic firing lasted 15 inln- it was well under way t before the air raid alarm was.sound- ed. • ;-.. '.'.•; There was : uo panic. Tlio streets wore cleared In a remarkably short lime—It could,, not-have been more, flmn it 1 few seconds.'. Police halted^ all traffic. • •'retopfione.: ( and telegraph communications, abroad were cut the Instant the alarm sounded. They were not resumed until the all clear signal was given at 12:15 p.m. •. ; The planes approached from: the nortli, turned west, then turned south toward thc Gulf ot Finland. -.':•.• Funeral Rites Held For Terry Alforcl Funeral services were held this afternoon lor Terry David Alford, who died suddenly yesterday morn- Ing as lie was returning to his home four miles west of Stcele after having been lo n neighbor's house. He was 56. The farmer complained of not feeling well nnd decided to return home instead of working with the neighbor, as had been planned. Enroutc he sat down to rest after having hncJ n severe pain nnd he died within a few seconds. Rites were conducted at .the Vlcksbilrg church In his neighborhood with the Hev. J. W. Cooper officiating and burial was Little Prairie cemetery at Carutri- ersvllle. A resident of that community for 15 years, he had resided on his farm durinj that time. He is survived- by his wife; one step son. and two brothers, Frank and Herman Alford, both of Cai ruthcrsvllle. . ,' Holt P'uncral Home was In charge. RooseveU Returns To Washington Today WASHINGTON, Dec'. 19. (UP)ii President Roosevelt returned to 'the'' cnpltnl today to study diplomatic reports on the scuttllnsf of the German pocket batleship Admiral Graf Spec. He returned to the White House" j while It was being- decorated for : a busy Christmas week end for the nation's'first family. Workmen were hanging Christ- 1 mas wreaths at windows and erect- Ing a large tree in the east,room. Man Tries To Kill Turkey And Is Slain ROSEBURO, Ore., Dec. 19.—A turkey killed Forest E. Emmett, 39 years old, with a knife. Emmett was stabbed near the heart with a knife, driven by the flailing wings of a turkey he was killing. He died within a, few minutes. TVr 17 IW 1 0 c<! I n en i o n^llii I • "* "'&"'""'', "" "'<• <«.<.i<o«iimi umo uiej ncic urai SpCC S nlCII. 11 W8S llCICt ttlat Mav 59 1 3 61 is- fi«V« « i or-, , « P ns<me "- Officers ot tho Implicated in blowing up the Ad- the arrival of the Germans in ships May 59 1-3 61 L-s 683-8 59 1-2 Giaf Spec may be allowed to take ; mlral Graf Spce. Thc Uruguayan j for which they had evidently con- them. The crew came from Austria, the Sudeten area, Prussia, Westphalia, Silesia and Pomcrania chiefly, Honolulu's Pineapple Bowl will lake its place in Iho sun New Year's Day with Healani Chrroll, above, Hawaiian co-cd, as queen. WEATHER Arkansas—Fair, colder, temperatures near freezing • tonight; Wednesday fair, continued cold. Memphis and vicinity—Cloudy Oregon State will meet Univer- jand colder tonight,' Wednesday sity of Hawaii. partly cloudy.

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