The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 23, 1939 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 23, 1939
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEW! THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER, OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Blythevllle Courier Blythcvllle Herald VOLUME XXXVI—NO. 230. HLYTHIW1LUO, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, DKCKMIWU 2:\, I'M) German Train Wrecks Continue To Cause Heavy Death Toll KARLSRUHE, Germany, Dee, 28. (UP)—Fifty persons were killed and 30 injured in the collision of a freight mid passenger train near Rudolfxell on Lake Constance hist night, just 21 hours after two passenger trains had collided west of Berlin killing 11 and injuring lOfl. These two wrecks were the sev-* enOi and eighth on German railways since Ihc war started, i The lotnl number killed was 233 and the seriously injured exceed-- cd 200. Well Informed sources said there had been no evidence ot sabotage In the wrecks. They (nought it more likely that the general cause was depreciation of rolling stock and scarcity of equipment, which the Nazis freely admit. - The railroad situation became Bailey Is Not Going To Be 'Smoked Onl' and part ot Poland. Furthermore transport of troops and war materials has clogged railroad lines and caused the removal of more than 100 fast trains from regular schedule. The jnost disastrous in the series of wrecks had occurred yes- terdoy morning at Genthin, near Brandenburg, west of Berlin. An investigation showed that a Ber- Iin-Colo5iic special Christina sex- press train had slowed down on reaching a halting signal oulside the Genthin station, but had not completely stopped. The regular Berlin-Neunkircher express, following close behind, overran the halt signal for unknown reasons and 'despite frantic efforts of the railroad crew to halt it by hand signals, it ploughed Into the rear of the other train. The crash occurred in a thick mist. The driver of the Berlin-Neunkircher train was among the dead, so there was little hope of establishing what caused the .wreck. -.The- following- -wrecks "occurred in the past few weeks: Oct. 10—At the Berlin station of Gesundbrunnen; 32 killed, several seriously injured. Nov. 5—At Stuttgart; one killed; 10 Injured. Nov. 13- -At Oppeln, Upper Silesia; 43 killed; 60 Injured. Nov. 19—At Berlin's Spandau station; 12 killed; 20 seriously hurt. Nov. 27—Between Frankfort and Glesscn; 11 killed; five seriously hurt. Dec. 13—At Hagen, Westfolla; 17 killed; 14 seriously hurl. BY VAT WALSH Unlled Press Correspondent LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec. 23 (UP)—Despite reports from friends that he would seek n Ihirri term, with newsmen this week when sought to pin him down on the quesllon. "Boys I have been shot at, framed and defeated once by making my stand early in the game," the governor said. "I^sec no reason for. putting myself out for similar attacks, at this time." The governor also denied to reporters that he had any idea who the state Democratic central committee would name as national committceman succeeding Brooks Hays, who resigned some time ago, "Fellows there are 35 persons on that commute and they might have their own ideas as to whom should have the place," the executive said with a smile. "Are we lo take that as in inference, you have lost control of the central committee," asked a newsman. "No one can tell what inference you fellows will put on a statement,'^ replied the governor smll- "ng. "But I'm not worried at the ,irescfit'time." - .i .-' -,-•'••• • ''However boys, I'So have an .dea as to whom they might name for • the place," the executive declared. "Let us have it, news is scarce, today governor," replied another of the correspondents attending the press conference. "It would make a story, if I ;ave yen the name, but then what would I do, if the committee decided otherwise, as I suggested ns being possible," the governor retorted. SINGLE COPIES'FIVE CENTS Chrislmas Fight Fiercely Amid Traditional Setting Of 'Christma^Card' liy WKHH I\!JU,KR United Press Stuff Corri'S|i6m(cnl WITH TIIIO FINNISH ARMY ON THE KARELIAN ISTHMUS, Dee. 2!J. (UP)— Finnish troops for the 17th successive tiny threw buck the Russian army today in its to break the Maiinorheim line. : * /Amid flurries of snow tlio Russians continued to butter-the Finnish stone-wall on -the Karelian isllinlus but they made no progress. The fighting raged In a setting resembling nn old fashioned Christ-. Maga/ine Says Survey Shows F.D.U. Favored (15th Century "Nativity" by Francesco dl Pictra Santa, Rome) And it came to pass In those days that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. . . And nil went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazavclh, into Judea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem (because he was of the house and Uncage of David): to be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great witli child, And so it was, that, while they were there, the dtiys were accomplished that she, should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, nnd wrapped him in .waddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them iu the inn. And (here were In (he same country shepherds abiding hi the Mold, keeping watch over their Mock by night. And. lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Ijord shone round about llicni:. and they were sore afraid. And thu angel said unlo them. "Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great Joy which shut! be to nil people, for unlo you 1.5 born this day in Ilia city of Duvld a Saviour, which Is Christ the Lord, And this shall,be a nlgt unto you: ye shall Ihxl the babe wrapped In swaddling cloihes, lying In a manger." And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the lionvcnl; host praising God and saying, "Glory to God In the hlfliest, ami on carlli peace, good will towar uiri)." Toys To Be Given To 560 By Kiwanians Fivo hundred and sixty children who otherwise might possibly have been "missed" Christmas Eve were' to receive toys today through the activity of the Blytheville Kiwanis Club. The toys were to be distributed to families on the Goodfellows club list with recipients in most instances to call at the city hall "toy station" for their toys which have been classified and nlloted according to families. Kiwanis club officials said today that Ihe abundant supply of toys f6r the city's unfortunate children was made possible only through the fine cooperation of children and parents ol the city who so freely donated toys. AH old toys were renovated nnd repaired before distribution. Ben Donaldson Home Razed and Other Properties Are Damaged OSCEOLA, Ark., Dec. S3.—Two fires here yesterday and last night destroyed five residences valued at ; a total of $2700. The loss was partially covered by insurance. The home of- Ben Donaldson burned at 9:30 o'clock last night following an explosion caused by the catching nfire of some Inrd be- CLEVELAND, O, (UP) -"Look m B rendered on the kitchen stove, for the silver lining" may become The hol , se burned quickly with nn American slogan during the names spreading lo the residence present war, but the slogan would | ot Rrnest Httrlcn whlcll . was al _ oe appiied, not to c.ouds-but to| most « mplelely " d^oyed/ Som Metal Expert Asserts Silver May Line Cans Story. Of -Christ Child To Be Re-Told In Song, Sermon •'In contrast to the warring countries across tbe waters which proclaim that there Is no such thing as "On Earth, Peace, Good Will Toward Men". America be e made conscious of the beauty of that phrase tomorrow and the next day when in the music and scrmonr, of the local churches nnd other churches ol this country tributes arc paid to Jesus Christ who advocated that doctrine nnd whose birthday will be celebrated Monday. Special services arc being arranged at all the churches In the city, while some have already had cantatas or other types of Christmas programs. Among the services at the First nv will be firemen prevented Ihe names from pert. At present even this cost SItrcaaing to „,„ WnU . on Coal Co difference is prohibitive - but tf, adjaccnt , 0 this property. tin imports were blocked by war, p , ot unkllown orlgm dc . +!-,« *.lltrat> »vifoV»f Kn/mrnn <] nartot-- . ~..». w -o *the silver might become a neces- ilty." Held in Hacksaw Murder of Baby County Gins 202,144 Bales Prior To Dec. 13 There is now more cotton picked in Mississippi County from the 1939 crop than was at this time last year, according to a report released today by Chester Danehower of Luxora, federal government reporter. There were 202,144 bales ginned, counting round as half bales, up lo Dec. 13, as compared with 183,949 bales ginned up to the same date last year. Stock Prices NEW YORK, DCC. 23. (UP)— Stocks moved Irregularly In a dull pre-hollday session today with little change in the averages. A. T. & T 170 Anaconda Cop 303-4 Beth. Steel 82 Chrysler 89 3-8 Coca Cola 117 1-2 Gen. Elect Gen. Motors Int. Harvester 61 Montgomery Ward 54 3-8 N. Y. Central 18 1-2 Packard 31-4 stroyed three small houses owned by E. 3. Shlppen about six o'clock yesterday morning. They were valued at S250 each. Occupants ol the houses, adjacent to each other, were: Mrs. 1 Kate Brlngle, white. Clarence Reed, negro, and the Rev. Scales, negro. Wilson Henry. At the morning worship period, the nast.or, the R"v. E, 13. Williams, will bring a Christinas message on "What We Have Done to Christ" and the choir will sing the "H'dlehijnh Chorus" from tho "Messiah" by Handel. At the First Presbyterian church. a special vesper service lie British Troops To Eat Plum Pudding PARIS, DCC. 23. (UP)—British troops in France will get their traditional Christmas plum pudding along with French turkey,! Christmas" at the morning service, fruits and nuts from the Riverla. I Henry Van Dyke's storv of "The piven at five o'clock on Christmas Eve. "In Thy Light" will be the subject of the varied program snon- sored uv the department of Christian Education and Ministerial Relief of which Miss Emma Kate Richards is secretary. Mrs. R. P. Klrshner. director of music, is assisting Miss Richards in arranging the program. The Rev. James A. Ovcrholscr. pastor of the church, will speak on "If Everv Day Were Mrs. Thomas S. Mulhcion, Mrs. E. A, Stacy and the Rev. Matthew A. Curry, rector, are supcrlsln<{ the parly plans. The pal ty will be followed by morning prayer and sermon nt 11:00 a.m. when the rector will address .his congregation on the theme, "Come Down From Hen veil.". On Chrlstimis Day, Holy Communion and sermon will be at nine o'clock. Text of the' sermon Is "No Uoom fn (he Inn." The Sunday school hour of the First Christian church will also be turned over to the young i !or a party at which Ihcy will have a Christmas tree. George W. Patterson, minister of the church, lias announced that his subject will be "Christ—the Rise nnd Fall of Many." Christmas songs will bo heard during the morning worship The Rev, F. M. Sweet, pastor of the Lake street Methodist church will prepare a Christmas scrmoi for his congregation tomorrow morning. At the evening service the program will be presented by the church school and the grmi| will have their Christinas tree. Young people of tbc Pilgrim Tabernacle gave their main Christmas program at the church last night but a special message Is to bo brought at the morning service by Rev. Aubrey Hood in the absence of the pastor, the Rev. O. W. Doss. "Christ on Earth" will be the sermon theme used by Denlon M. Neal, minister of tlie Church of Christ, at his Christmas service Sunday morning. At the cvenm-; talk on mas card with four inches of snow on Iho spruce trees, 1 ' In the few blight Intervals between snowstorms there was con- NPW YORK HOP 91 ftiPi sldcl ' nWc l>ut sporadic air activity. Nf'.w \OHK, Dec. 23. (UP - Tlic maps of tho Russian pilots \>runc Marine reported . lot ay wcro tnld ' l() bc wi.ich may Iml Mcordmn to Us "public opinion Hn |m nccomil / oi , lhclr ]ack of success Iu attaining important ullltary objectives, One map, taken from tho body of a Soviet pilot whose plane had been shot down, was marked hi ampllng survey" more people now :ould vote lo re-elect President looscvell than would vote for the luce other lending Democratic ml four Icadliui Republican caii- lUlalc:) combined. The poll wns said to Imvo Indicated thai Ihu public believe,! Hie Hcpubllciins would Imvc a bcllcr clmncc In 1(110 If they can aaixe on n peace at any price platform. Anthony F o k k c r Who Built Many Planes For Germany Succumbs NEW YORK, Dec. 23. (UP)— An- Iliony Foklccr, '19-year-old pioneer nlrplnnc. designer and niunufnc- .iircr died today In Murray lllll hospital ol meningitis. nurlmj the World War Fokker built 8,000 planes for Germany and supervised the designs ot 0,000 others. Fokker came to the United States In 1923 and cstnWished the Atlantic Aircraft company, lalcr alflll- atln[f with General Motors Corporation ns tho Fokker Alrcrnft compans'. Sluishan and Accomplices Arc Found Guilty Of Fraud NEW ORLKANS^-Lti.; Dec. .23, (UP)—Tho .conviction 61 Abraham L. (Doorknobs) slntshim nnd foilr I accomplices hi mull • fraud, struck I down another stalwart lortay doiii the thinning ranks ol Huoy*P. Long's political heirs, Shushnn and his .friends wcro found guilty last night of misusing the malls seven .times while manipulating a $-IOG,OOD government bond rclundlng deal. The government hud to prove that the deal wns crooked In order lo convict pencil. The map Included all of Scnncllnavla and the Bailie on n scale of one million to one. Plying by such a map makes the exact location even of towns, not lo mention smaller objectives, n matter ot luck, In intervals between nlr raid warnluys the fc\v civilians remaining In towns near Ihe front hurry around doing their Christmas shopping. Shops as a rule are open for only a lew hours each day. Transport lo the front Is a ]am-. moil with lens ot thousands ot packages for soldiers In the front line. Most packages contain warm sweaters heavy woolen socks, mlt- Icns anil similar items. on the mailing phase ot II, but the crookedness ilsclf was not Ihe government's concern. It Is u state matter, about which Ihn slate has. showed no concern. All five of the defendants face maximum sentences of 35 years Imprisonment. Slnishnn, the former president ol the Orleans parish levee board, from whom Uio cllr's magnificent airport was named until a few months ago, and whose name was almost Indelibly engraved, etched. Inlaid and emplaulcd on the He built the flrsl tii-molored grounds, panels, floors and door- plane ever manufactured In tills knobs ot the airport buildings, country— the Josephine Ford— in joins hotel operator Seymour Weiss which Admiral Richard Hyrd flew to the north pole. Other famous Fokkc'rs were the Southern Cross federal Jiisllcc. .former Governor Rlclmrd W. In (,'flcf before Ihe bar of used by Klngsford-Smlth and the Friendship Iu which the late Amelia nrhaii new the Atlantic, A hundred thousand pounds of plum pudding arrived on a carefully guarded Channel "steamer and is being rushed up to the 1 front. It was said that officers had been instructed to see that Other Wise Man" will bc dramatized by members of the Intermediate .Department ot the B. T. U. Sunday nleM at 7:.T) o'r'^k at the First Baptist church. This church has already presented Its .soldiers In the front lines and (Christmas cantata and will con- elsewhere have a merry Christmas, fine ils Christmas services to the [ dramatization and Sunday school and morning worship period. "When Angels Sing" will bc the sermon theme ol the Rev. Alfred Carpenter, pastor, Sunday morning. Special music, will be a duct, "The Lord Former Hope Resident Purchases Palace Cafe Mr. and Mrs. F,. R. jarvls, late of! Is Bori y Hope, Ark., have purchased the . " n Mrs. Tilly Irelin, 35-year-old . , 54. 1-8 1 Philadelphia governess, was held without bail after the lorso of her 22-monlhs-old son, wrapped in newspapers, was found in a cemetery, and the child's head, Phillips Petro 405-8 arms and legs discovered in her Radio 5 1-4' room. Authorities declare she North American Aviation 22 3-4 confessed smothering the child Socony Vacuum 12 and dismembering Ihe body with Standard Oil N. J 44 3-8 a hacksaw because "he was a Texas Corp 44 nuisance" and "interfered with U. S Smelt ...] 673-8 my dates." Palace Cafe, 217 West Main street, one of the largest restaurants In this city. The business was purchased from C. H. King, who has been ill for the past several months. Mr. Jarvis, who is a graduate dietician, owned a restaurant in Hope for the past five years, having gone there from Mncomb, 111., where they were in a similar business for seven years. The new owners plan to remodel Ihe kitchen and redecorate the din- Ing room of the cafe within a short time. six a.m., will be conducted by the Rev. H. J. Kleindlenst, pastor of the Pilgrim Lutheran church. His subject will be "The Reason for Our Christmas Joy." Mrs. KlehKllensl will sing a special vocal number, "O Holy Night." The children of the Sunday school will present a special program Christmas Eve at 7:30 o'clock. For tomorrow's service at this church, the Rev. Mr. Klcin- dlenst will discuss the subject "Preparing Our Hearts for a Blessed Christmas." A Chrislmas parly will be given for the children of Iho St. Stephen's Episcopal church Sunday Goodfellows Give Weiss nnd five others, Including Dr. James Monroe Smith, former president of Louisiana Slate University, were convicted of mall frauds with state monies In September, and Leche has been In- Included in fcod, clothing, toys, fruit and candy. Roscoe Craflon, president of Iho Goodfellows chib, supervised Ihe packing done by Hoy Scouts r , . . and Ihe baskets were delivered to- Christmas Amn p SW vcrfous sources. worship period, he 'Peace of Christ." There will be no preaching service tomorrow morning at the .First Church of tbc Nazarcnc, as that period will bc devoted lo a Christmas program and the distributing of gifts from the Christmas tree. The choir will smg carols. The'dny from tho American Legion Rev. J. L. Woolman, psstor, will Hut to heads of families whose sneak on "The Incarnation and names had been obtained frcm Birth of Christ" at the night service. Solemn High Mass will be celebrated at the Immaculate Conception church at midnight Christmas Eve by the paslor, Ihe Rev. J. J. Thompson. The Rev. Frances Mc- Devill, assistant pastor, will be the deacon, the Rev. Louis Slcmac, sub deacon, and the Rev. Patrick Newell of Little Rock, master of the ceremony of the Miu». The Rev. Mr. McDevitt will preach the Christmas sermon. Sister Dclorcs Is arranging B musical program, Before mass, there will bc an angel processional at the Crib of Bethlehem and the Chrislmas anthem, "The First Chrislmas Morning" will be sung by the mixed choir which will also sing "Tho Mass In Honor of St. Rita" by J. A. K or man. Other musical numbers Include n trumpet solo by John Shanks and a duet of "Silent Nlglit, Holy Night" by Dlcklo orcenwell and George r*/»/\_tl» _ . LA;IIIIJI:I , tuni LA:L>NU nun ui;uii m- 560 Christmas Baskets, dieted but not vet tried. The stale, . I so far, has Intervened only In the. When BJythcville families sit case of Dr. Smith, who allegedly down to lavish dinners Christmas, mtenoiwoprlnlcrt several hundred U Is Die hope of the Cloodfollows thousand dollars In L. S. U. cash club that the poor of Blylheville nn « bomls. He was convicted on will also have n meal mlliiB to the state charges and now is member occasion ami lhclr hope will prob- of tho finar cunc ncld snuad al ably lie fuinitcd for SCO needy «ic Aiiuoln, La., prison farm, families were given full baskcls. | All Ihe rest of the brcakim up the biiskcts were of tllc POSt-Huey Long clique has done by the Federal govcrn- To Hold Rites Sunday For Mrs. J. H. Adkisson Funeral services will bc held Sunday atlcrnocn for Mrs. Elan Adkisson, wife of J. H. Adkisson, who died Tuesday. Tnc Rev. Alfred Carpenter, pastor of the First Baptist church, will conduct rites at the family residence nt Forty and Eight at two o'clock. Cobb Funeral Home Is In charge. Green. The Instrumental music of the recessional will bc taken care of by members ot the Catholic Young People's club. The church will bc beautifully decorated as Is the custom each year. The ttHnr is to bo banked with evergreens, polnscttlas and lilies. Extended Britons Russl n"Explalns" MOSCOW, Dec. 23, (UP)—Russia,- admitting "most serious .-difficulties".'In lU:FU)nlsli campaign, 1 | at inc'sDntc'thtft! 'Clnlmccl'mnterlai ' ' progress today,.reasserted ,(hat it had broken the Finnish Mnymer- helm defense lines In several places ami taunted the Red army's Allied crlllcs wilh their own lack of progress against Germany's West Wall. A special communique reviewing operations for three weeks of tho war was Issued by headquarters.of (he Leningrad military nren, directing tbc Finnish campaign. Its main points were: . :'.-•-.. 1—Russia has scored Important successes on all fronts. •''.-' 2—Russian troops have captured 18 Finnish officers, 105 non-commissioned olflcers and 1,302 prl-- vales, a total of 1,425; 35 field guns', 300 machine guns, 3,000 rifles, 21 trench mortars, 220 grenade throwers and seven armored cars. 3—Russia had lost 1823 killed and 1,000 wounded. . 4—Finnish losses In killed, Including only bodies found by Russian troops In the field, totaled 2,200. II wns csllmated"lhat the Finns had lost more thail 10,000 wounded. .''••• G—'Hie Finnish terrain Is most difficult for military operations and also Finland had spent four years In building forlincatlons with the aid of "three foreign stales which fought among themselves for in- nuence In Finland as a base for an attack on Leningrad and later on Moscow." ' 0—Finland's Mannerhclm Lina Is In no way Inferior to Germany's West Wall "against which Anglo-; French troops have been fumbling' already for four months without nmkltvr the slightest progress." , : 7—"The Red army knew of these difficulties in Finland and therefore never expected to annihilate Finnish troops by one lightning blow. Only Ignorance or overt hostility toward the Red army could ascribe to Red army leaders tho wish to do away with Finnish troops within one week." •• . The Identity of the "three foreign slates" which, 1 it Is alleged, aided Finland, was not disclosed, f BERLIN. Dec. 23. (UP)—Christmas amnesty has been extended to seven British women Interned In a women's prison since Dec. 1 anfl to one British boy, who were released so thcv could be home In England by Christmas, it was announced today. Two hundred olher interned cill- zens ol the allied countries were permitted to receive presents from home. No Paper Will Be Published Monday There will be no paper published by the Courier News on Monday, Dec. 25. Following Ils established custom the newspaper will suspend publication for the Christmas holiday. New Liberty Jnfant Dies On Friday The Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Roy Aycock died yesterday at the family residence at New Liberty, two hours after his birth. ; . Burial will be made Sunday af- Chrlslmos ^r"*™ 1 . three o'clock, at Sandy Ridge cemetery. V; Besides his patents, the Mby is survived by two brothers, Charles Roy and Cecil .Earl. •; Cobb Funeral Home Is in charge. • WEATHER Arkansas—Rain and colc?e;r In west and 'central ,-'portions with freezing temperatures tonight; Sunday partly cloudy, .colder with freezing .or lower, temperatures.'*. Memphis and vicinity—Fair attd slightly warmer tonight, Sunday clo'idy. " ' ' ' . '

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