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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 27, 1939
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DECEMBER 27, 1939 BLYTHEVTI.LF! (ARK,)' COURIER .NEWS RTGE THTVEH Prison Train! Barred Deportation Special Rolls On Endlessly With Human Cargo By .WILLIS TIIOUNTOH NEA. Service Staff Correspondent BUFFALO, N. Y.. Dec. 27. — Strangest of all holiday parties was Kline's. • "Kline's Deporlalion parly" Is the way the U. S. Immigration nucl .Naturalization Service rnther grlm- . ly describe.'; the trainloail of <le' polices who arrived in New York jnsl before Christmas to leave for '': their homelands with the Ne\v .Year. Fifty-nine men and women 'were living the final answer to the cruel question: "Why don't you go back where you cairic from?" Good In nl Ilielr grocery WASHINGTON i UP)—American farmers, riding the roller-conster ups and downs of alternate pros- perky und depression, were rairtol sharply upward this year Irom the 1938 Income dtp. A sharp price rise that begun last .summer brought H)3U farm Income $300,000.000 above 1938 and gave every indication o[ continuing upwiird In 1840, perhaps to the highest point in III years or more, farm administration, officials satd injection or $1,000,000,000 government aid put new life into Behind. barred windows of this prison train ore hidden the aositeo Ihe farm program. It accounlet cderal Lconomisls See Conditions Favor able For New Year for any food. For each $1 worth of oiauije stamps pin-chased they re- I cclve 50 ront.s worth of free blue .stamp.'! to be exchanged for foods do.sliiimlod by the Seci'elaiy of Agriculture as surpluses, ' Tlie stamp program outgrew the expi-iliiK'nlal Mai'.'' last full and ii' 11 pmminenl pint of tlie govrrmiienl proiinmi to bridge (he i:ii]i between farm .surpluses and city luiiiBi'r. l!y the end of 1010. it Is expected, 10.000,000 needy und MO or more cities will be recdvlnu free [ood under the protfriun, I'nll extent or eflecls of the li'oulli Iv.ive not yet been dilci- nlned. Weullicr bureau officials It- wiis the mast severe full Iroulh on record, Al one time It extended over more tluui a third of the nation. It was cut In half jy full rains, but In the Plains Inaeased In Intensity. Wheat Cnip Hurt Farm officliils believe the drouth nlrendv hus reduced 1010 wheat Captain Scuttles Liner Columbus Because these men and women , ,, opcs ot M , )col j le boum , fol . Ncw V ork und deportation from U, S. f ° r V| !' U '"', S ' M ° l l . Ilc . cash income over lost yo i had lost out In the struggle to icxlst, because they had violated! !thc rules with which aliens must • comply, because they luid fnllcn ilnto crime, they were answering ;by going. : Pour cars, two tourist coaches, one standard Pullman, and ft 'diner, all windows grimly barred, nil doors locked, made up the caravan. For a full week, slopping to take on more passengers at a dozen .points, it had been on the way from San Francisco lo Hie eastern seaboard. FAREWELL, TO AMERICA— I boarded the train at Cleveland, with a small group of deportees, to travel as a member of the "parly." Tri the dim light of early morn- Ing, we were taken to tlie train in a police van from Hie federal building. A weather-beaten old Bulgarjan clumsily kissed his daughter, an elderly, shapeless woman, before he climbed on. Just before the door banged shut his gnarled fingers gestured an uncertain goodby to his daughter, and to America—the America those hands, so warped and knotty, had helped to build. - Inspector Edward M. Kline was in charge of the train, as he has been in charge of such parties for 20 years. Some, in past .years, have been as long as 22 cars with 000 or more deportees. That is why, after 20 years, the department calls the trains-"Kline parties." In 20 years he has never lost a deportee. DEPORTEES ALLOWED NO MONEY, KNIVES All property is taken from deportees as they board the cars, returned^ as they leave the country. Money, knives, papers, razors, all nre enveloped before boarding the or better?" train. R&enlly one deportee offered a porter $20 for his pocketknife. A matron looks after women de• portces. A special dining-car stew' ard 'provides.a diet .of soft food that can be eaten without knife or fork, and makes up special diets for those, like Hindus, who will not touch pork or have other clle- lary scruples. About a fourth of the deportees arc being sent home at their own request. All tell » similar story of failure,, a story of 14, 19. 20 years in America in which initial success has been followed by disaster — they have been cheated, their savings, stolen, their little store burned, their strong arms weakened by age. Now they are old and friendless and hopeless, and they want to go home to spend a last few years with relatives or friends to die on the old soil. CRIMINALS AMONG INVITED GUESTS Between a third and a half are criminals. Two murderers, two counterfeiters, a forger, four do])e peddlers, three far gone with contagious disease, were included in this "Kline party." All sit about the cars, vacantly staring, playing bridge, sleeping athwart the seals. Unshaven for many days because razor blades are denied them, they are a tough-looking lot. But they aren't all tough. A four-and-a-half-year boy plays with Christmas toys spread out on a scat. He is an American citizen, born here. His father, a decent young Welshman, has been deserted by the boy's mother. Himself an alien, with no friends or job, he has. had no alternative but to request transportation la Cardiff, where a sister can look after the boy. A World War air corps mechanic, he hopes lo go into service there. So with a tall young Canadian, just out of San Qucnlin prison-in California for robbery. "I want lo go straight in to the army in Canada," he said, "make an honorable record and start over." ONE "DEPORTEE" MUST STAY There is a slender, bespectacled girl, quiet-spoken, attentive to a half-crazy old Italian woman. She killed a policeman, is just out ol San Quenttn. She hadn't been told ijhnmy \X r alker Returns To Old 'Trade' Of Writing Song Lyrics By OEOUGE ROSS I autograph hounds. Probably bc- NEW YORK. Dec. 27. — A L,L1 cause she wears glasses, intended AROUND THE TOWN: Jimmy I for astigmatism, rather thnn to Walker has returned temporarily! make her appear conspicuous, to an old trade. He has written the ] As a publicity stunt, a well-known lyrics to a popular tune labelled sleuthing agency which tracks down tile missing was commls- "In Our Little Part of Town" and Tin Pan Alley has beckoned him jack. Gene Tunncy seems to have deserted Shakespeare in favor of Wagner. He was seen backstage at tlie Metropolitan Opera House twice, discussing Parsifal and Die Mcistersinger In advanced technical language. Claudette Colbert should win any popularity contest among headwaitcrs and night club camera men—hands down. At Ihe Stork the other night, she specified that she didn't want a ringside table—and when the lensmcn snapped her party, she helped with the captions by writing the "Left to Right" matter. Deb Brenda Prazier probably won't be too pleased to hear that the new song "Lei's .Ml Go Dancing in Our Stocking Feet" was Inspired by her own nocturnal gambols. WHY NOT BEST? Information Pleascl's Oscar Levant, whose waggish wit is never kindly, was accosted by a stranger Ihe other noon. "I've heard a lot about you," the stranger began. "What was it," asked Levant, "good. A malicious gent was being described at Tony's the other evening. "He's so low," was the cleaving opinion, 'he could chin on the bar's j foot rail." Small theaters in the mid town area don't give away free dishes any more. They give away French lessons. Joan Bennett, now In Manhattan, isn't bothered much by the missing was sioncd to seek out five college girls who never were kissed. Tlie quest, however, was quite legitimate. Result: only three damsels of this description could be discovered on the campuses in (lie vicinity of New York! Mayor LaGuardia received ns a gilt an ornamental and costly baton but promptly rejected an offer to conduct a forthcoming concert with it. But the baton serves to good purpose in Hizzoner's office where lie ases it for gestures in conversation. MAY MAKE THE LODGES SEE RED John Lodge stems from Ilia' eminent Massachusetts family of historic lineage. His brother Ls the senator from that state. His trlbi is. of stolid Republican stock. So 1 will be somewhat of a shock lo hL kith and kin when he turivs u; shortly In George Abbott's nc\ play wherein he impersonates a lo cal Communist leader! COLUMBUS CIRCLE DOOMED AS KORUM Columbus Circle, incidentally, doomed as tlie Hyde Park forum for political panacea peddlers, of European war accelerated genera commodity price Increases In (h lasl four months of the your. Cash fnrm income this year was officially estimated at $8,350,000,000 compared with $8,020,000,000 last year. Government benefit piiynienls totaled about $075.000.000, compared with $450,000,000 last year. Other farm program expenses amounted to approximately $350,000.000. Storage Loans Granted Tlie price-depressing burden of uge surpluses which hung over otton, corn, wheat and other com- lodllles was lightened .somewhat Hi-Inn 1039 by smaller croixs, gov- rnmcnt storage loans and export ubsldy payments. Supplies still pi-aspects by 100.000,0(10 bmlirls. in the soiilheni Gieul Plains, heart of the winter wheat belt, the ground was too dry to .surou.1 Ihe wheat over largo amis, In oilier sections wheat thai Old .sprout was diluted by thi' lack of moisture. A substantial Increase In farm livestock numbers—led by an 1H per tent Increase In hog.s—rivsiilti.'d in a smaller supply of feeil per ttuiuml despite Ihe .slight Increase In corn production. A ol 00,000,000 bushels In outs production about offset the coin Cotton farmers ri'relved uppi'o.x! mutely $50.000,000 more for theii I'M!) crop lhan in 1!I3B, due entirely lo an increase In price. The crop of ll.8'15,000 bnles was 1)8.001 bales smaller In 1939 than In 1038 but the price averaged between $r and $1 a bale higher. SI When I llMi'licil Tlie WHO wheat crop was con .sltlenibly smaller than In llic nrc vlons year, but a rise that sen December prices above $1 a bushe 25,000,000 by Ihe Unrenil of Agrl- iillural Kcononilcs. This was aliout he some as last year, bul, was loarly double the 193'i depression ow ol $4,002,000,000, CiOTcriimeni payments in 1039 -onstlluled aboul 0 per cent of the ot;U cii.'ili Income. This was r.n tvcragt 1 of $'J7 per farm und $'21 'or ciieh iH'ifion living on farms Eastern Star, Masons To Hold Installation TlK're will lj« a Joint Insliillalloi of the utlU'i'is of the Order of the Kn.ilcm Star und the officers of the Chickasawba Ixulxe, Number KM, 1'-'. and A,' M., (it lire Lodge Hall, tonight at V;30 o'clo-jk. U will he a public Installation those In chiuiH' said today. "They'll never jjc-l wy slilp— I'll look ouJ for my crew." These uro the words Cupl. Wil- helin Dnclnu', .ibove, (if llic C!CT- man HIHT Columbus, spoltc before he lefl Vorn Crtr/., Mexico. Hi- mudo uood his llire-al by R'lilllinit the luxury vessel olf Ihe Delaware coast til the approach of u British warship. counted for .substantial Increases In wheat and cotton ex]xjils. Whca exports passed 100,000,1100 bushel, mill cotton exports this year expected lo be nearly double.' tilt 3.500,000 bales exported In the cotton year eireeil lust Aug. 1, The lfM9 fiuin income from iiiurkctlugs was estimated nl $1.- •'COURTS Ijiiclnu Gnlnps has filed stilt li Jlmnoery court against Lcvad tiilnes asking for a divorce nil Hi round of desertion. Percy A. Wrluht is iHloincy fo lu> plnlnllir. Mrs. Sybil Hclew has (lied si igalnst. Paul nelcw asking for IIVOITC on the ground of Indium Ic.s. Clam urnev. .M. McCall's Sister Is Severely Burned E, M. McColl was called to Lex- leton, Term, tills morning be- ame of llio condition of his slier, Miss Georgia McCall, who vias cverely burned at her home -last it when the struck a match vlilcli Ignited the nightgown she vns wearing. Mr. McCall's parents, Mr. and ill's. Gconie W. McCall, were also ninieil about the hands when they attempted to put. out the fire. llolli his sister and his parents are In the Hospital at Lexington. War C!r!|is Malaya Natives SINOAPOUK (U!')—Loudspeaker vans canyliiB announcers who tpcnk the nnllve dialects arc tour-. Ing remote villages In the wilds of Malaya to satisfy the 'news hunger" of the natives about Uic 'war. Announcers sometimes find It dim- cult to use a correct translation, for modem military terms. Head Courier News uant nrt* Wert Optometrist "UK MAKES 'EM SHE" Over Joe Isaacs' S(or« I'llOllC 5-10 crackpot philosophers, of fascist that there arc further charges awaiting her at Binghamton, N. Y.. and that she would not be allowed to cross into Canada with the 13 other Canadians. She talks rather wistfully of going Into Red Cross work in Canada. Two giant Swiss are on their way back. They "jumped" an Italian ship without proper entrance papers. They are faced either with prison or with military service, which both evaded. They are philosophical, but pessimistic. "You don't know what a hell it is we're going back to," says one. "I was in'France and Italy since tlie or started. Police beating on your door at all hours of the the war started. Police beating on up groups of more than three people on the street. I wouldn't swap one acre of the United States for a whole country over there." HOLIDAY ON "THE ISLAND" The wheels grind onward. Jersey City is getting closer, and Ellis Island. It means starting the new year "on the Island" for most of the deportees. A few will already be in Canada. Some will already be at sea, bound lor Greece, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, the British Isles. The "Kline parties" arc a regular tiling. Five or six a year cross the country each way, carrying Europeans and Canadians cast, and Chinese, Mexicans, and western Canadians west. On the trip east the Canadians are taken off the train in Buffalo. Since 1930, there have been 12G.703 such deportees. Kline looks up from the stack of records before him. The old Italian woman lias aimlessly wandered again lo the door of his drawing room. "Just sit down, now, grandmaw," he says In a flat voice. "Everything's going to be all right. There's a New Year coming, you know." communist, socialist, anarchist, and least of all, democratic Demosthenes. It will be barred to all of them soon after the new year. Not that there 1ms been a cur- .ailing of free speecli in the com- mmity. But close by Columbus Circle, a brand new apartment house is going up and a city ordinance prohibits speech-making within a certain nrca of such mammoth residences. •o tlie soapbox speakers will have to move off. Perhaps they will trek back lo Union Square which used to be a popular forum. WHEELING I)E I-UXE Some local impresarios really work hard at emulating tlie Hie of monarclilal Versailles. The other Saturday one of these flip Fiflies enterpreneurji started a Bicycle Party, originating with luncheon at the Coq Rouge, and then with a two-hour pedal through Central Park. He set no restriction on age, inviting dcbutanles and Iheir boy friends, greybeards and their matrons or dowagers, and the very young 'mis, to tag-along. And for Ills spoke-wheel picnic. he even arranged a police escort, so tlie pedalists could wheel across Ihe congested tratlic lanes of Filth Avenue without danger! A luxurious outing. ,re ample to meet domestic und reluii needs. Improved national prosperity, In- ci'ea.sing consumer purchases in his country and larger foreign Icinand accounted lor the full rise commodity prices. Agricultural economists believe the demand will continue steadily upward in 1D40, but staled emphatically thai a "war boom" is highly improbable. Other outstanding farm developments of the year were start of the food stamp' plan for distributing agricultural surpluses to the need.)' and a late summer and fall drouth that spread its blight across the Great Plains and threatened lo cut sharply into 10-10 wheat production. Tiie food stamp plan offers relief clients 50 cents worth of free surplus tooth for each $1 \vorlh of oilier foods purchased. It was begun as fin experiment lasl May in Rochester, N. Y., and by the end of Ihe year had been broadened lo include 500,000 persons In more Ihan 25 cities. Surplus Foods Cheaper Under the slamp plan, relief clients nrc given llic opportunity to purchase orange colored stamps for the first time since 1037 brought I Income tip to approximately the 1938 level. Production this year was 73D,4'I5.000 bushels, compared with 930,000,000 bushels In 1D3U. Export, .subsidy programs under which Ihe government paid exporters premiums on sales abroad nc- TERM I NIX TERMINATES TERMITES , BRUCE-MEMPHIS v MONTGOMERY WARD Starts Tuesday!... Ends Saturday, December 30th! Musician Is Star Grazer RUTLAND, Vt. (UP)—Though he protests being called an astronomer, Charles P. Coan—whose life work has ben teaching music, training choirs and playing tlie church organ—can be found in the early morning hours watching the stars from a simple bedroom observalory. Made with 40% SMALL GRAIN FOR RICHER BODY AND FLAVOR Dislillet! anil Bottled by THE K. TAYLOR DISTILLING CO. NOTICE To WE WILL BUY YOUR GOVERNMENT LOAN COTTON George H, McFadden & Bro's. Agency E. G. PATTON, Agent Grand Leader Building PROPERTY OWNERS In Sewer District No. Three You arc hereby notified that 1939 assessments in Sewer District No. Three must be nairt by January 1, 1940. Penalties and costs will lie added thereafter and will have lo be paid. These requirements will be rigidly enforced. lie sure and see thata your assessments are paid imnic-- diatcly. Signed SALE! NATIONALLY FAMOUS Pacific Mills Percales Regularly 59c! You Save 18%! 48 SALEi GRACEFUL LADY STYLES Pepperell Poplins 84 Fini Time Al Jhis Low Price! 1.59 fo 1.98 Values! SALE! PRINTED COTTON Broadcloth Housecoats [09 Roy E. Nelson Receiver, Sewer District No. Three. Buy several... for months ahead! New Spring prints in button-to- waist, coat styles, and others! Exceptionally well made dresses I Tub- fast ! Sizes 12 to 20; 38 to 44; 46 to 52. SALE PRICED DEC, 26-30 ONLYT Regularly 98f! Poplins and other fine cottons famous for quality! Tubfast Spring prints expertly styled with zippers, pleats, flares! Sizes from 12 to 20; 38 to 44; 46 to 52. SALE PRICED DEC. 26-30 ONLY I j Safe up to 44% on these charming housecoats! Some styles have bustle backs! 24" zippers I Wrap-arounds 1 All with wide, sweeping skirts! .Tubfast I Sizes range from 14 to 44. SAIE PRICED DEC. 26-30 ONLY) 40G W. Main St. Phone 67(> MONTGOMERY WARD

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