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   Blytheville Courier News (Newspaper) - January 21, 1942, Blytheville, Arkansas                                The Navy Needs You Now Apply At Courier News VOLUME BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT ISJTCWCO A W W THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Blytheville Daily News Blytheville Courier Blythevillc Herald Mississippi Valley Leader JANUARY 1942 Chickasawba District Board Holds Meeting Today Osceola Figures Given Members of the tire rationing board for the Chickasawba dis trict of Mississippi County have approved the sale of 13 new tires and 10 tubes required lot vital it was announced by LouLs following a meet ing of the board at the Legion Huf this Only three applications have been rejected thus far by the Cherry said in pointing that the public is cooperating fully in tire rationing by not seeking to obtain new tires for other uses than those approved in Government reg The following individuals or firms had applications for new tires and tubes approved Charles Route one Hughy one one two two two Ross four Leachville Funeral Leach one one two two The Osceola district tire rationing board has approved the following applications PASSENGER CARS two tires and two C one TRUCKS Robert Ash four two Terminal Oil Company three three TRACTORS Leroy Frenchmans four four four tires Missco Homestead RFD four four Robert Williams RFD three two Liberty Ship Makes Her Maiden Voyage SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS ill One of Uncle Sams Liberty Shipsthose simply quickly built ducklinns that are going to play a big part in winning the warispictured departing on her maiden Ministers Ask For Horse Racing Ban LITTLE UP Governor Homer Adkins saicl today he had received a petition of the Ministerial Alliance of Hot asking that he prevent plans for reopening horse racing at Oakland Adkins said he would give consideration to the but first must determine if he lias authority due to the fact that the legislature authorized racing in the Close friends of Adkins said he personally was opposed to racing but that his personal feelings would not enter into the Juy Holds Brooks Has Right To Possession Of Farm Property A Civil Circuit Court jury an swered a questionnaire yesterday afternoon in favor of the defen to terminate court proceedings in the suit of Freeman Frank and Hughes of the Hughes Gin in The Free manBrooks court battle was the first to come before the current session of Civil Circuit Court of Chickasawba beginning plain TV was suing for of a 40acre crop and various items of farm Ground Air Corps And Quartermaster Corps Will Get Latest Recruits The Blytheville Army recruiting office announced this morning that three additional white men and two negroes had been sent to Camp Robinson yesterday afternoon and this morning from this area to un dergo physical examinations prior to entrance into the Guy Warren a resi dent of will go directly from Camp Robinson t Wichita for training in the Army ground Air He is the son of Collier of this William Andrew son of Lilly of Route Clear hopes to join the Army Quarter master Corps after successfully fin ishing his physical checkup at Camp Chester Warren of will be sent to the ground air corps training field at James Route and Travis of both were sent to Camp Robinson They are Nance Home Here Damaged By Fire Flames damaged the residence of 1707 West Main to the extent of approxi mately yesterday morning be fore firemen could bring fche blaze under The alarm was turned in at oclock yesterday Cause of the outbreak had not been ascertained this but fire department officials surmised from an investigation of the ruins that flames had started in a defec tive chimney flue on the ground floor at the rear of the twostory The blaze ravaged the entire top burned into two rooms on the ground floor at the rear of the and badly damaged the Fire Chief Roy Head said this morning that flames had already gained much headway when fire fighting equipment Fire men brought the conflagration un der control after about 20 minutes of he Chicago Wheat open high low close close 1303s 131 130li 131 130 133U 132Ts 132 ment on a mortgage he alleged he had taken in The jury answered a questionnaire submitted by the court by saying although the defendant payment on thedisputed j ttie plaintiff was not entitled to possession ofthe property to which he laid claim as Judge Keck will take the case un der advisement at a later date dur ing this A verdict was rendered immedi ately after noon recess today in the case of Grace ne gro operators of the Teasley and Cobb Undertaking a negro The charging that W Cobb gained possession of the body of her Inez who had previously died of by falsely identifying himself as a representative of the Cobb Fu neral a white undertaking Cobb took the body for burial after examining insur ance papers which made provision for burial by the Cobb Funeral The it was stated in the complaint posses sion of the body for burial only at the end of seven days of liti Grace Thompson asked for a to tal of S3600 puni and The Jury re turned a verdict in favor of the awarding her but found for the on a cross complaint to the extent of to which he laid Wilson New of President head of the National insurance agency was elected president of Bly theville Chamber of Commerce Monday afternoon to head a new slate of officers for Two new a and 10 new members of the direct ors board also were The Chamber of Commerce election was held at an afternoon directors meeting in Chamber of Commerce headquarters in the City Elected to in addition to were the following vice Rosco Crafton vice Lenti Byron Morse and Mell New members appointed to the board of directors included Mell Rosco James Hill and Jesse The new and both vice presi Lenti and Rosco Crafton were also given membership Reelected to the board of dir rectors were James Afflick Harry Tom Farmer and Byron Following election of officers plans were laid to complete the current membership campaign by Present membership of the local Chamber of Commerce stands at around thelargest tobe carried rolls Mell Brooks said JflP I FLEET Bombing Activity InNew Guinea and Other Islands Near Australia f fleets of Japanese developing an offensive which brought them within 275 miles of the Australian heavily attacked New Guinea and the Bismarck and Admiralty Islands today An Australian Air Force com munique announcing the raids said that no details had been Kawieng at the North tip of New Ireland Island in the Bis marck Archipelago and Lorungaii is in the Admiralty group to the An earlier communique said the Japanese used 100 flying boats supported by and car rierborne fighters in an attack yesterday on on New Britain Island in the Bismarck which previously had been the center of enemy Circuit court took up proceed and th ings this afternoon on the auto accident of Pearl ct the Delta Imple ment James seeks damages as the result of an acci dent last June 3 Stock Prices 12G Tobacco 47 1 Copper 27 3 Steel 63 Chrysler 45 Coca Cola 72 Douglas 64 Electric 27 Motors 32 Harvester 49 Montgomery Ward 27 Central 3 Aviation 125 Packard 21 Phillips 40 Radio 3 Steel n Socony Vacuum 7 Studebaker of 40 Texas 37 Steel 52 V New York Cotton Mar May July Oct Dec Jnn open high 1838 1846 1853 1863 1865 1876 1880 1888 1884 1890 prev low close close 1837 1839 1832 1853 1854 1849 1865 1868 1862 1877 1879 1875 1884 1833 1877 1870 Five Imperial planes Eleven including were six were wounded and one merchant ship and wharves were Slayer Of German Sought In Paris f The shooting of a German out an amusement center in Paris was disclosed today when German authorities advertised in newspap ers for The authorities said through the newspapers tha u number of had beei rounded up and they asked t girl believed lo have witnessed the shooting to present herself to iden tify the asiiilanl from suspects who were being held b First Major Defeat Fo Hitler Since He Assumec Personal Command asserted today that its Army wa pursuing the Germans westward from captured key city of the Hitler Winter and was blasting German strongpoints on the Leningrad front in a rapidly developing As Russia jubilantly hailed the first major defeat for Adolf Hitler since he took personal command on the Eastern and made Mozhaisk the anchor of his tho Parliament and Government of the Ukrainian Soviet Republic broadcast a manifesto to the entiro promising it frcedori soon calling the people to rear in aid of the Red Germans had been out of Mozhaisk in hand to hand They had left enormous qualities of war material behind as they fled toward Vyazma and on the road along which Napoleons broken treated in jrand army re Leonid who led the Russian Army which captur dc said in a special broadcast from the front today In several sectors the Germans are now retreating in leaving arms and They frequently give themselves Tlie Red Army nas now the task of clearing Soviet soil of Ger man Livestock EAST Hogs 180250 140160 Bulk Cattle 3850 Mixed heifers feeder steers Eecf Canncrs and were FSA Offices Moved Offices of the Farm Administration in moved from Walnut Street to the Ash Street side of the Glcncoc Hotel Building FSA of ficials the change of address was decided upon to more room for FSA offices and a location closer to the heart of MenOf The Soil Will Lnlist Tomorrow I n Countys Victory Effort Farmers throughout Mississippi cumty will flock to scattered rcgLs t ration points tomorrow to signify willingness to take part in the Food For Victory campaign being gotten underway by ngncuUurnl and farm lenders to increase production of foodstuffs to meet the national Designated as enlistment duy by County Judge Roland Green In a proclamation issued early this tomorrow the duy on which farm leaders in this section will attempt to rally every farm owner and operator in North Mis sissippi County behind the gigantic campaign to raise farm food pro duction to stupendous Many farmers in this section have already begun operations designed to gain this Registration Plans Revealed J county agricultural agent in this morning outlined plans which have been set up to register as many farmers as passible in tomorrows enlistment He urged not only farmers but merchants and busi nessmen to lend active support to the allimportant plan which will occuppy farm leaders and extension officials for time to Registration centers have been set up in scattered communities in this Pickren and farmers near them will be asked to register for Uie campaign by listing on an enlistment blank farm amounts and kinds of crops and and other related This data will be used by farm officials to gain an idea of the part this county can play in foodstuff pro and to indicate which food crops are needed most by farmers 4H Youths To Help Each registration community headed by the chairman of the local community agricultural plan ning who will oversee the details of registration in his Farmers iir the neighborhood will be sought out by 4H Club members of the local high and either be In their homes or brought to the registra tion booths In Local school voca tional teachers and superintendents are all cooperating in the registra tion Pickren said Presidents of local Home Demon stration clubs have a In the Manila and Dell where no 4H Clubs aVc vocational teachers and superintendents arc giving ef fective Registration chairmen for the various regions arc Charles Dogwood Eddie Armorel Forty and Eight Claude Half Moon Lost Cant Dell Gosnell Fred Buckeye Bruce Paw hecn Boynton Lee Leachville Frank Rocky Roy Bryant Black water Andy Tomato Manila Dolph Gar New Liberty Yarbro and Hearing Is Delayed For Alleged Slayer Preliminary hearing for Nolen charged with the murder of Clyde who was shot in the doorway of home last was continued indefinitely yester applied for a continu ation on grounds that was unavailable because of the of Circuit Court being held here The preliminary hearingwas orig inally set for yesterday morning in Municipal Filipino Guerrillas Strike Japs In Rear As MacArthur CounterAttacks In Batan a sav heavy carried but of the Kuerrilln SUCCcys Wa8 to indicate that his efforts llliclines lighting on the model of successful Russian tactics airamst B are begminiiK to pay general revealed that a guerrilla force operating in the CagajriJn River of Northeast Luzon carried out a surprise raid on a occupied just 1 Raiders Strike Suddenly The Japanese were taken com pletely by the commiini que and fled in leaving 110 dead on the Ap proximately 300 were put to Our losses were very UBoat Attacks On East Coast Bring New Navy CounterMeasures There wore Indications today that the Nnvya newest weapon Tor de fense against blimp meeting with important suc cesses along the Atlantic President Roosevelt gave the first hint or the Importance of blimps yesterday uL his press A questioner suggested In view of the recent attacks upon tankers along the enstern sea it might be wise to construct more oil Roosevelt replied that the instead of wmt to build The Navy recently placed into lUs first sqund von of lightcrthunair and many oflclaLs had expressed the opinion that they would be of great value in destroying The Navys announcement that strong counter measures arc be ing taken by units of the Enst Costal command indicate that Am erican authorities pressing large numbers of all of ships aircraft into the search for the Axis While the Navy made no spec ific mention of the work being done assumed that they Included In the strong counter Observer felt that waters along the Atlanticcpast such whs the would become a most unhealthy place for enemy The iVcommuniquc hinted that Adolf and Axis lenders soon would know that their Rattlesnake submarines are pay ing a tcrrifip price for attacks upon American Leo Victim Of Gun Buried Today At Caruthersville 21 services for Leo Terror of Jefferson were held here today at the LaForge Chapel conducted by the Floyd Methodist with burial in Little Pairic former resident of this was accidentally ac coding to while cleaning a gun early Sunday Born in Terror had lived here intermittently until about two yeas ago when he moved to Jefferson Surviving ure his Lydip ot Jefferson City two Howard Young and Carolyn Ann one Byron Greenville three Steve of Los Joe of and VVyatt Colton Sacrifice Or Lose Our Wiy Of Speaker At Osceola Warns ica is at the crossroads If we are too selfish to reduce defense expenditures and to adopt a policy of thrift and then it is and It Is goodbye to the American Way If on the other we have enough visison to endure any temporary inconven enough stability to with stand and enough Amerj icanism to make every possible sac rifice in paring to the bone all nondefense then we can endure any and we will preserve to our posterity our free dom and our democracythe Ameri can this warned George president of Harding in an address before the Osceola Junior Chamber of Commerce and 150 guests at their annual installation banquet at the Osceola Community club house Tuesday great dangers seen by the speaker at the close of the war are first a tremendous public debt will n vnillstnnp our mass unem ployment like we have never a people accustomed to relief and growing tendency for government of Benson listed also four things that must be done if the United States Is to enjoy the pro sperity and freedom after the war a tremendous re duction in nondefense expendit ures including abolition of NYA and CCC effective price con trols reeducation of the American people the values of the Amer ican form of government and elec tion of a strong Congress composed of men with backbone who will stand up against pressure groups in the interest of the American Benson was introduced by Fred retiring president of the Jaycees who was Heartsill Banks led the audience in singing accompanied by Donald The in vocation was spoken by the Harold pastor of the Baptist Sam Hodges y of orpnuizntinn nwrtrd cd plaques and loving cups to three j Osceola residents winning places j in the Christmas Lighting Contest in three cost classifications they were Tom Cart wright and Ben Butler was presented the bronze plaque for first place among business Ward Akcrs of Scout Executive ror Eastern Ark presented Paul member of Troop the Walter Head Arkon Award for organizing another Scout the one at incoming pres ident of was presented the presidents pin by Smith and in turn recievcd the past presidents Other officers Introduced were Tim vicepresident M secretary An important feature looked for ward to each year is the present ation of the Distinguished Service awards to the two men between the ages of 21 and 35 and 35 who have rendered outstanding to thr vicepresident of the Eastern Arkansas Council of made the presentation talk and pre sented Joe w Rhodes the Distin guished Service pin for the youger group in recognition of his work in the Junior Chamber of Red Cross and other civic enter Tcaford was presented a bronze of a Boy Scout in uniform for active interest and material aid in providing a site for the annual Boy Scout Encampt mcnt on Robinson Crusoe Island owned by him and located in the Mississippi River north of cashier of Mis sissippi County Bank Wood of Wood Motor Company R and George Benson of Searcy were presented framed certificates of honorary member ship in the Junior Chamber of Outoftown visitors included and Toler Buchanan and Miss Margaret Shaver of Blytheville and Earl Pinkston of Trumann Clyde Wooten of Helena Ed Norton and Higgins of Typhus Epidemic Concern Of Britain UP Health Minister Drown announced today that the Gov ernment hud taken special pre cautions ajjuinst the spread to the British isles of the dread war scourge which is creeping through eastern and southeastern Europe and has readied North The war office made it known that it hud consulted Russian spec ialtists in London on means to eheek the spread of typhoid fever From eastern Europe and that local authorities would be able to effect immediate larpe seale inoculations whenever ad The Daily Mail reported that the Government quietly is pre paring against the spread of typhus well as typhoid and had taken special precautions in port A iQvernmcnl spokesman said that a typhus epidemic which had assumed dangerous proportions in eastern Europe had now reached Spain and the Government was doing1 all it could to Immunize its troops In the Middle A United Press Vichy dispatch said that a high health ministry official had confirmed a disquieting outbreak of typhus in North Africa especially in Algeria and that special measures ing taken to prevent the disease from reaching Nelsv War Production Chief Donald NTeison today abolishedthe Office of Production Management as a var agency and tied directly to the War Production Board the main operating divisions of Nelson also announced creation of an overall requirements board vhich will match war requirements xnd available war Its will be William Batt and members will represent the Economics Defense LendLeasc and Maritime From the old OPM Nelson trans ferred to the WPB the divisions of labor and civilian He created a new Division of Industry Operations which will in clude the former priorities Nelson also eliminated OPMs Division of Contract Distribution which has been under the direction of Floyd That divisions future functions will be carried out principally by the Production Nelson He added that Odium had suggested the change and will remain as an ad visor to Nelson termed the present setup as principally an interim organi He said he was makingbut one approach to the reorganiza to get the maximum produc tion of war materials in the est possible Would Permit Republics To Submit Resolution To Referendum RIO DE UP was reported today to have agreed to a compromise on the resolution for n joint severance of all relations with the Axis na tions by the 21 American The it was under was drafted by Foreign Min ister Oswald Aranha of Brazil with the approval of the United States delegation to permit Argentina to save her face in the light of her strong opposition to the The it was would permit the American repub lics to submit the severance reso lution to a referendum of the cab inets and congresses of their re spective thus giving each country of action but achieving a unanimous vote on measures in the conference of for eign Tsetse flies are believed to cause stepping MacArthur gave no the means by which he maintains contact with such geurrllla but his reports have indicated that despite his withdrawal Jnto the Bntnn fastnesses behind him nn extensive and wellorganized system of espionage and antiJap anese r The scene of the guerrilla action was some 200 miles north Mac the L guerrillas swooped down on the routed the then disappeared again ihtp the jungles and mountains where they maintain headquarters Severe Continues On the main front in Batan the communique Indicated someof the meat severe fighting the war has been in The and frontal tcr of communique Our tacked Enemy but ourycasualties were rightingas particularly Kesisi lans ere ntmii The most critical Battle Malayrm war raged today south of the Mura river where Australian troops inflicted heavy casualties Japanese forces which drove ahead toward As the Singapore ground de fenses and British planes shot down 12 Japanese planes In itics described as a 5 indis criminateattack on civilian areas of defeating aJsecond great wave of it ajfceared that the Australians to thelnorth were having agaiijst the infiltration tactics of the The Japanese plan appeared tobe to cut in Johore Province to take of landings made on the west coast further south of the Muar River than the main battle The raids on Singapore mean while were growing in Damage and casualties were heavy in the first raid in which bombs t rained in residential and business Big fires were started and firemen fought hours before they were put It was the second straight day of mass Japanese raids on the Heavy as damage was in it was asserted that military damage was small hi the first raid and in the second one the Japan ese planes were driven off quickly before they could cause Chicago Corn open high low close close May 87 8SK 87Vi July 88 89 89 Chicago Soybeans open high low close close 193 195 19276 195 194 197 194 196S 193 New Orleans Cotton May July open high low close close 1841 1851 1841 1846 1836 1858 1869 1859 1860 1855 1873 1883 1873 1874 1868 1906 1909 1898 1901 1892 1906 1896 An average of more than person a week is killed on railway grade crossings in Great Britain in normal WEATHER FORECAST quite so cold ARKAXS change temperature   

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