Blytheville Courier News, January 21, 1942

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January 21, 1942

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Blytheville Courier News (Newspaper) - January 21, 1942, Blytheville, Arkansas The Navy Needs You Now Apply At Courier News VOLUME] XXXVIII—NO. 26a. >13 HEW TIDES ITT ARE RATIONED BY BOARD HERE Chickasawba District Board Holds Meeting lodav; Osceola Figures Given Members of the tire rationing board tor the Chickasaw!}* district of Mississippi County have approved tile sale of 13 new tires and IO tubes required fou vital use. it was announced by J. Louts Cherry, chairman, following a meeting of the board at the Legion Hu* this morning. Only three applications have been rejected thus far by the board, Mr. Cherry said in pointing ovy that the public is cooperating Fully in tire rationing by not seeking to obtain new tins for other uses than those approved in Government regulations. Tile following individuals or firms had applications for new tires and tubes approved: Charles Robinson, Blytheville. Route One. one tire. tractor. Hughy C. Tucker. Blytheville, one tire, one tube, truck P. O Holsclaw, Manila, two tires, tractor. A. S. Barboro, Blytheville, two tires, two tubes, truck. Ross D Hughes, Blytheville, four tires, four tubes, tractor. Leachville Funeral Home, Leachville. one tire, one tube. ambulance. T. J. Barnes. Blytheville, two tires, two tubes, bus. The Osceola district tire rationing board has approved the following applications: PASSENGER CARS: Dr. J T. Polk, Keiser, two tires and two tubes. Dr. C. M. Harwell, Osceola, one tube. TRUCKS: Robert Ashmore, Osceola, four tires, two tires. Terminal Oil Company, Osceola. three tires, three tubes. TRACTORS: Leroy Clark. Frenchman's Bayou, four tires, four tubes. dias. Coleman!, Osceola, four BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS Enlist In The U. S. Army At Courier News Office THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTH EAST MISSOURI Blytheville Dally News Blytheville Courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader HI .VI I! I VII I K ARKANSAS. \V KDN KSP AY, JANI" A R V 21, 1012 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS. Liberty Ship Makes Her Maiden Voyage TD F E One of Uncle Sam’s Liberty Ships -those ‘imply designed, r.ll-wclded, quickly built “ugly duckling./' that are going to play a big part in winning the war is pictured departing on hoi maiden voyage. ‘Men Of hulls! ( ounIv I he Soil I omorrow s \ ictorv Will Filipino Guerrillas Strike Taps In Rear As MacArthur Counter-Attacks In Batan ■:k or hititflas Mat*Ar I Ta inn Province hur reported today that a sav-del’ense lines with “very heavy” Ministers Ask For Horse Racing Ran LITTLE ROCK, Jan 21. <UP> Governor Homer M Adkins said today he had received a petition of the Ministerial Alliance of Hot Springs asking that he prevent, plans for reopening horse racing at Oakland Park. Adkins said he would give consideration to the petition, but first must determine if he has authority due to the fact that the legislature authorized racing in the state. Close friends of Mr. Adkins said lie personally was opposed to racing but that his personal feelings would 1 not enter into the matter. C. H. Wilson New C. of C. President Slnycr Of Sought Herman I n Far is PROPERTY RIGHT Ju v Holds E. H. Brooks Has Right lo Possession OI Farm Property tires. Missco RFI) I, tubes. Robert Osceola, Harry tires. I * Homestead Wilson, four Association, tires, four Williams Morris. RFD 3. three tubes. P. Worsley, Luxora, two FIVE MORE LEAVE EOD ARMY DUTY Ground Air Corps Aud 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 undergo physical examinations prior to entrance into the Army. Guy Warren Collier 28, a resident of Blytheville, will go directly from Camp Robinson t Wichita Falls. Texas, for training in the Army ground Air Corps. He is the son of R. J. Collier of this city. William Andrew Lilly, 19, son of A W. Lilly of Route 2, Clear Lake, holies to .join the Army Quartermaster Corps atter successfully finishing lits physical checkup at Camp Robinson. Chester Warren Henning, 27. ol Tyler, Mo., will be sent to the ground air corps training field at Biloxi, Miss. James Simmons. 23, Route I. Blytheville, and Edwqiyi TY avis Cobb. 24. of Manila, both negroes, were sent to Camp Robinson also. They are unassigned. Nance Home Here Damaged By Fire Flames damaged the residence of T. J. Nance. 1707 West Main Street, to the extent of approximately $2500 yesterday morning before firemen could bring the blaze under control. The alarm was turned in at 9 45 o’clock yesterday morning. Cause of the outbreak had not been ascertained this morning, but fire department officials surmised from an investigation of the ruins that flames had started in a defective chimney flue on the ground •floor at the rear of the two-story residence. The blaze ravaged the entire top floor, burned into two rooms on the ground floor at the rear of the house, and badly damaged the roof. Fire Chief Roy Head said this morning that flames had already gained much headway when fire fighting equipment arrived. Firemen brought the conflagration under control after about 20 minutes of effort, he said. A Civil Circuit Court jury answered a questionnaire yesterday afternoon in favor of the dependent, E. H. Brooks, to terminate court proceedings in the suit of S. T. Freeman vs. E. H. Brooks, Frank Kelley, and R. I) Hughes of the Hughes Gin in Gosnell. Tile Free man-Brooks court battle was the first to come before the current session ol Civil Circuit Court of Chickasawba District, beginning yesterday. The plaintiff, S. T. Freeman, was suing for possession of a 40-acre crop and various items of farm eq'uipiicebil ...KL ftvcstwK pa# * ment on a mortgage which he alleged he had taken in April. 1939 The jury answered a questionnaire submitted by the court by saying that, although the defendent owed payment on the disputed mortgage, She plaintiff was not entitled to possession of the property to which he laid claim as payment. Judge G. E. Keck will take the case under advisement at a later date during this session. A verdict was render ately after noon rece the ease of Grace Thompson, negro plaintiff, vs. operators of the Tca.sley and Cobb Undertaking Company, a negro concern. Tho plaintiff, charging that W .F. Cobb gained possession of the body of her daughter, Inez Nelson, who had previously died of bronchitis, by falsely identifying himself as a representative of the Cobb Funeral Home, a white undertaking concern. W F. Cobb took the body for burial after examining insurance papers which made provision for burial by tho Cobb Funeral Home. The plaintiff, it was stated iii the complaint .regained possession of the body for burial only at. the end of seven days of litigation. Grace Thompson asked for a total of $3600 damages, actual, punitive. and nominal. Tile jury returned a verdict in favor of the plaintiff, awarding her $140. but found for the defendant, W F. Cobb, on a cross complaint to the extent of $40 to which he laid claim as charges for embalming. Circuit Court took up proceedings this afternoon on the $96,750 auto accident suit ol Mrs. Pearl James, et a1, vs. the Delta Implement. Company. Mrs. James seeks damages as the result of an accident last June 5. C H Wilson, head of the First National insurance agency here, was elected president of th* Blytheville Chamber of Commerce Monday afternoon to head a new slate ot ol fleers for 1942. Two new vice-presidents, a treasurer, and IO new members of the directors board also were chosen. 'Hie Chamber of Commerce election was held at an afternoon directors meeting in Chamber of Commerce headquarters in the City Hall. Elected to office, in addition to Mr. Wilson, were the following: vice president, Rosco Crafton; vice president, J F. Leoti; trcasur-. cr, Byron Morse and secretary, J Mell Brooks. New members appointed to the board of directors Included J Melt Brooks, Rosco Crafton, James Hill Jr . R. I). Hughes, J F. Lent). J. A. Leech, B. A Lynch, and Jesse Taylor. The new president, j C. IL Wilson, and both vice presi-: dents, J. F. Lend and Rosco J Crafton were also given membership I on the board. Re-elected to the board ol dir-! rectors were James Terry, C W. Afflick G. G. Hubbard, Harry W. ' I Haines, Tom A Little, Farmer VICHY shooting ol side an ail was discing ant hoi it ifs els for WI said through the a number ol .sit Jan    21    (UP* 'lim a German soldier out-semen! center in Paris ii today when GermtTl i river Used in new.-quipus ,r    I lie nut borities newspapers that peels had been rounded girl bell*’ shooting thy the .suspect s the Nazi; nj) veil to J and i to have he\ a w it ties w resent admit lo wert herself from I re mg keel a .seel the to tden-ainong held bv T England, R. A Nelson, and Byron Morse. Following election of officers plans were laid to complete tho current membership campaign by Jan. 27 Present membership ol the local Chamber ol Commerce stands at around 170. the largest number to be carried on the rolls In three years, J. Mell Brooks secretary, said yesterday. irs I IVlajor I lit terr Since Personal Commark or Defeat He Assume! JHP AIR FLEET red immedi- Bombing Activity ss today in r ■    i Guinea and Ut her Near Australia In Is New lands MELBOURNE, Australia, Jan 21. • UP > -Great fleets of Japanese planes, developing an offensive which brought them within 275 miles of the Australian continent heavily attacked New Guinea and the Bismarck and Admiralty Islands today. An Australian Air Force communique announcing the raids said that no details had been received Kawieng is at the North tip of New Ireland Island in the Bismarck Archipelago and Lmungau is in the Admiralty group to the West. An earlier communique said the Japanese used IOO flying boats supported by shore-based and carrier-borne fighters in an attack yesterday on Rabaul, on New' Britain Island in the Bismarck group, which previously had been Hie conter of enemy attack. The Japanese lost three planes and others were damaged. Five Imperial planes were destroyed. Eleven persons, including civilian; were killed, six were wounded and one merchant ship and wharves were damaged. LONDON, Jan 21 <UP> Russia asserted toda> that its Army was pursuing the Germans westward from captured Mozhaisk, key city of the Hitler Winter line, and was blasting German strongpoints on the Leningrad front in a rapidly developing offensive. Ai Ru.s la jubilantly hailed the first major deieat for Aholt Hitler since he took personal command on the Eastern front, and made Mozhaisk the anchor of Ins line, tho Parliament and Government of the Ukrainian Soviet Republic broadcast a manifesto to the entire Ukraine, promising it freedon soon and calling on the people to miso In the German rear in ald of the Red Army. The G* i mans had been throw n out ol Mo/.ha uric in hand to hand lighting. They had leit enormous qualities of war material behind as lacy fled toward Vyazma and Smolensk, on the road along which Napoleon’s broken grand army retreated iii 1812. Lieut. Gen. Leonid Govorov, who led the Russian Army winch caplin-de Mozhaisk,, said in a .special broadcast from the I rout today ‘ In several color the Germans J are now retreating in panic, leaving j arms and materials. They frequently give thcinselve. up. “The Red Army has now the task of clearing Soviet soil of German Fascists.’’ Livestock Jan. 21 salable EAST ST. LOUIS, 111 . (UP* Hogs:    12.000 -9,000 Top. 11 70 180-250 lbs.. 11.50-11 70 140-160 lbs 10 75-11 25 Bulk sows, 10.00-^10.75 Cattle: 3850 SI steers, 8.50-14.00 Mixed yearlings, heifers 9.00-11.50 SI. heifers. 7.50-13.50 Stocker, feeder steers 7.50-12.25 Beet cows, 7 75-9 00 Canner: and cutters, 6 00-7.50 FSA Offices Moved Otfices of the Farm Security Administration in Blytheville were moved from Walnut Street Lo the Ash Street side of the Glencoe Hotel Building yesterday FSA of-fieials said Lae change of uridrr.v was decided upon to secure more room for FSA offices and a location dose r to the heart of town. Farmers throughout Mississippi linty will flock to scattered reg Us 11 (lion points tomorrow to .igtulv willingness to take part iii the Food I I Victory campaign being gotten underway by state agricultural agents and farm leaders to increase production of foodstuff to meet the national emergency Designated as “enlistment day" by County Judge Roland On rn Iii a proclamation issued early this month, tomorrow Is the day on which farm leaders in Mn section wall attempt to rally every farm I owiirt and operator in North Mis I i ippi County behind the gigantic I campaign to raise farm food pro-| duct ion to stupendous heights j Many farmers in tin section have I already hi gun operations designed I to gain tills (md Registration Plans Revealed J J Pickren, county agricultural agent in Blytheville, this morning outlined plan., which have been set Up to register as many farmers as po; lido in tomorrow’s enlistment proceedings He urged not only farmers but merchants and businessmen to lend active support to the all-im|tortant plan which will oecuppy farm leaders and extension service officials for some time to come. Registration centers have hen set up in scattered communities in tills vicinity, Mr Pickren explained, and farmers near them will be asked to register lot the campaign by listing on an enlistment blank their turin acreage, amounts and kinds ol crops and livestock, and oilier related information. This data will be used by hum officials to gam an idea ol the part tills county can play in foodstuff production. and to indicate which lood crojis are needed most by farmers bnf abouts. I ll Youths To Help Each registration community is headed by the chairman of the local community agricultural planning committee, who will oversee the details of registration in his area Farmers in the neighborhood will be sought out bv 4-H Club members ol the local high schools, and either be registered in their homes or brought to the registration booths in automobiles. Local schools, school authorities, voca-tional teachers ami superintendents are all co-operating in the registration effort, Mr Pickren said today. Presidents of local Home Demonstration clubs also have a part Iii the Leachville, Manila and Dell communities, while no 4-H Clubs are organized, vocational teachers and superintendents are giving effective service. Registration chairmen for the various regions are: Charles Lutes, Dogwood; Eddie Regenold, Armorer. W E Hagan, Forty and Eight; Claude Dunean. Half Moon; C E. Evans, Lost Cane; E M Woodard, Dell; G F Potter, Gosnell; Fred Davis, Buckeye; Bruce Gulp, Paw-heen; Iv N Eubanks, Boynton; Le? Bearden, Leachville; Frank I Noe, Rocky; Roy Ashubranner, Bryant; I V. Waddell, Blackwater; Andy Harshman, Tomato; W. W Fowlfi Manila; Dolph Garrett. New Liberty; E. R Lambert, Yaibro; and R T While, Manila. WASHINGTON, Jan 21. (IT) Gun. utfo count erat turk has re-cst.uMishcri his Japanese losses and revealed that Filipino guerrillas far behind the lines have carried out a “brilliant” attack on an enemy airdrome. MacArthur'?* report of the guerrilla success was I to establish behind-!he-lines tiktitiiik on the model of tile Germans are tie^inuinx to pay dividends. The American general revealed that a KUerrilla force tie first, success! to lit indicate Russian that his efforts tactics against Typhus Epidemic (oncer n Of Brit ain U-Boat Attacks On Coast Bung New I cimier Measures Fast Navy WASHINGTON, Jim 21 <UI*i There were indications today that the Navy’* newest wettixm for defense against submarines the blimp was meeting with Important .successes along the Atlantic coast President. Roosevelt gave the first hint ot the importance of blimps yesterday at his press conference. A questioner had suggested that, in view of the recent attacks upon tankers along the eastern seaboard. it might be wise to construct mon* oil pipeline.* Mi Roosevelt replied that the answer, instead ol pipelines, was to build blini! is The Navy recently placed into service lbs first squadron of hghter-thun-ntr craft, and many ol ie it Is had expressed the opinion ti la I they would be of great value in destroying submarines. The Navy's announcement Ural "strong counter measures are being taken" by units of the East Costal command indicate that American authorities were pressing large numbers of all types ol ships and aircraft into the search for tile Axis maraud* is While the Navy made no .specific mention of the work being done by blimps, it was assumed that they were included in the "strong counter measures" Observers felt that waters along Hie Atlantic coost soon ii sud. was not already the case -soon would become a most unhealthy place for enemy submarines The Navy’s communique hinted that Adolf Hitler and other Axi leaders soon would know that their "Rattlesnake" submarines are p«v-ing a terriflp price lur attacks upon American shipping LUST RITES HELD LONDON, Ian. ti. (DIM — Health Minister lanes! Brown announertl today tli.it the Government had taken spretal pre cautions against lite spread to the British Isles of typhus, the dread war scourge which is creeping through eastern anil southeastern Europe aud lias real lied North Africa. The war office rn a dr it known that ii had consulted Russian spec leftists iii Loudon on means lo check the spread of typhoid fever from eastern I mope aud thai local authorities would lie aide ti» effect Immediate large seale inoculations whenever ad visa hie. The Daily Mail reported Mi.it the Government quietly is pre paring against the spread of typhus us well as typhoid and had taken special precautions in port towns. A Government spokesman said Mull a typhus epidemie w tile It had assumed dangerous proportions in eastern Europe had now reached Spell! and the Government was doing all It could In immunize its troops in the Middle Last. A Unit'd Press Vichy dispatch said that a high health iniulxtry official had confirmed a “disquieting" outbreak of typhus in North Africa especially in Algeria and that special measures were being taken to prevent the disease from reaching France. ippratinjr in the Cagayan River ♦ valley of Northeast Luzon carried | out a surprise raid on a Japonese-(.crupied airdrome Just south of Aim rrt. Raiders Strike Suddenly "Tile Japanese were taken completely by surprise," the communique .said, “and fled In confusion. Ii living 111) dead oil the field. Approximately 300 others were put to 111 MU Our losses were very light." MacArthur gave no indication of th.e means by which lie maintains con tart with such geurrllla bands, tint, tits reports have indicated that despite ids withdrawal into the Batan lie ( nesses he left behind him an extensive and well-organized system of espionage and anti-Japanese elements. The scene of Mio guerrilla action wa? some 200 miles north of Muc-Aet bur's line Presumably, the guerrillas swooped down on tho airdrome, routed the Japanese and then disappeared again Into tho Jungles and mountains where they maintain headquarters. Severe Fighting Continues On the main front in Batan the communique indicated some of the na st severe fighting of the war I has been it) progress. "The Japanese by# Infiltrations and frontal attacks near the center of the line," tile communique I said, “had gained some initial success Our troops then counter-at-t ii eked and all positions were re-i taken Enemy losses were very heavy, but our casualties were relatively moderate.*' j The communique described tho lighting as "particularly savage" Leo I error, Victim OI Gun ' Accident, Buried Ioday At Caruthersville Hearing Is Delayed For Alleged Slayer Preliminary hearing tor Nolen Manns, negro, charged with Mio murder of Clyde Johnson, negro, who wa' shot iii the doorway ol hr home last Saturday afternoon, was continued md* finitely yesterday. Manns applied for a continuation <*n grounds that his attorney, H. (J Part low, was unavailable because of the session of Circuit Court being held here currently. The preliminary hearing was originally set for yesterday morning in Municipal Court. CARUTH FREVILLE. Mo Jan. 21 Funeral services for Leo Terror 49. ol Jefferson City, Mo,, were held here today at the I .a Forgo Chapel conducted by the Rev Floyd Brower, Methodist minister, with burial in Little Pairie cemetery Mi Terror, former resident oi this city, was accidentally killed, acceding to relatives, while cleaning a gun early Munday morning Born in Caruthersville, Mi Tenor had lived here intermittently until about two yeas ago when he moved to Jefferson City Surviving are (us wile, Mr Lydia Terror, ol Jefferson City; two daughters. Mr. Howard S Young Monroe, Lu , and Carolyn Ann one on, Byron Terror, Greenville Miss , three brothers, Steve' of Ijos | Angeles, Calli . Joe oi Joiner, Ark and Wyatt, Terror, Colton Calif. Nelson Abolishes OPM S4t-up WASHINGTON Jan 21    (l!P> War Production Cinel Donald M, Nelson twiny ^bountied the Office if Production Management as a yar agency and tied directly to the Wai Production Board the main Tending divisions ol OPM Nelson also announced creation of an overall requirements board vhich will match war requirements md available war material;. Its hairman will be William L Butt md tnenibtrs will represent tin Army. Navy, Economics Delouse Board, Lend-Lease and Maritime Commission From tho old OPM Nelson transferred to the WPB (.he divisions of purchase, production, materials, labor and civilian supply He created a new Division oi Industry Operations which will include tile former priorities system Nelson also eliminated GPM Division ol Contract Distribution which lins been under the direction of Floyd B Odium That division’s future function; will be carried ait principally by the Production Division, Nelson said He addt d that Odium had suggested the change and will remain as an advisor to him Nelson t rilled the present setup us principally "an interim" organization He said he was making but. one approach to tin* reorganization "to get, th" maximum production ol war materials in the shortest possible time." CRITICAL BATTEE Australians Resist Fiercely But Japs Continue Push lo South SINGAPORE. Jail. 21. (UP) — Tile most critical battle of the Malayan war raged today south of tin* Mora river where Australian troops mulcted heavy casualties on Japanese forces which .nevertheless drove ahead toward Singapore. As, the Singapore ground defenses and British plains shot down 12 Japanese planes in what authorities described as a savnge.^ indiscriminate attack on civilian^ areas of Singapore, defeating a Veconri great wave of planes, it afeared that the Australians to th J north were having difficulty against the Infiltration tactics of the Japanese. The Japanese plan appeared to be to cut in across Johore Province to (ak** advantage of landings made on the west coast further south of the Muur River than the main battu* line. The raids on Singapore meanwhile were growing in intensity. Damage and casualties were heavy in the first raid in which bombs rained in residential and business areas Big fires were started and firemen fought hours before they were put out. It w*as the second straight day of mass Japanese raids on Mio city. Heavy as damage was in civilian areas, it was asserted that military damage was small in the first raid and in the second one the Japanese planes were driven off quickly before they could cause damage. Chicago Corn Chicago Wheat May. July. open 130% 132' * high 131 'N i33i; low 130 5 132' i close 131% 132T prey. close 130% 131? Stock Prices A. T. & T ................ 126    3-4 Amor. Tobacco ........... 47    1-2 Anaconda Copper ......... 27    3-8 Beth. Steel ............... 63 Chrysler ................. 46    7-8 Coca Cola ................ 72    1-2 Douglas ................. 64    1-2 Gen. Electric ............. 27    1-4 Gen. Motors .............. 3‘2    1-8 Internal. Harvester ....... 49    5-8 Montgomery Ward ....... 27    3-8 N. Y. Central ............ 8    7-8 N. Am. Aviation ......... 12    5-8 Packard ................. 2    1-4 Phillips .................. 40 Radio .................... 3 Repub. Steel ............. 17 Socony Vacuum .......... 7    7-8 Studebaker .............. 4    1-8 Stall, of N. J............. 40    1-2 Texas Corp............... 37    1-4 U. S. Steel ............... 52    3-4 New York Cotton prev open high low close close Mar    .    1838    1846    1837    1839    1832 May    .    1853    1863    1853    1854    1849 July    .    1865    1876    1865    1868    1862 Oct .    1880 1888    1877    1879    1875 Dec    .    1884    1890    1834    1883    1877 Jail ............ UMI    1879 Sacrifice Or Lose Our Way OI Life, Speaker Al Osceola Warns OSCEOLA Ark. Jan. 21. America is at the crossroads now. II we are too selfish to reduce non-defense expenditures and to adopt a policy of thrift and economy, then it is inflation, socialism, and dictatorship. It Is goodbye to the American Way! If on the other hand, we have enough visison to endure any temporary inconvenience, enough stability to withstand criticism, and enough Americanism to make every possible sacrifice in paring to the bone all non-defense expenditures, then we can endure any crisis, and we will preserve to our posterity our freedom and our democrucy-the American Way,” this warned Dr. George S. Benson, president of Harding College, Searcy, Ark., in an address before the Osceola Junior Chamber of Commerce and 150 guests at their annual installation banque* at the Osceola Community clubhouse Tuesday night. - Four great dangers seen by the speaker at the close of the war are first a tremendous public debt which, “will hang like n millstone on our necks," second, mass unemployment “like w'e have never experienced.” a people accustomed to relief and growing tendency for government control ol industry. Dr Benson listed also lour things that must be done ii the United .States is to enjoy the same prosperity and freedom alter the war is won, namely, a tremendous reduet ion in non-defense expenditures including abolition of WHA, NYA and CCC effective price controls; re-education of the American people to the values of the American form of government; and elec-! Hon of a strong Congress composed of men "with backbone who will stand up against pressure groups in the interest of the American Way.” Dr. Benson was introduced by Fred Smith, retiring president of the Jaycees who was toastmaster. G. Heartsill Banks led the audience in singing America, accompanied by Mrs. Donald R. Wertz. The invocation was spoken by the Rev. Harold B. Tillman, pastor of the Baptist Church. Sam Hodges Jr.. secretary of the orca ti i zn (ion award ed plaques and loving cups to three Osceola residents winning plates in the Christmas Lighting Contest in three cost classifications; they were Tom Howell, Mrs. F A Cartwright and Mrs. A J. Florida. Ben Butler was presented the bronze plaque tor first place among business firms. Ward E Akers of Jonesboro, Scout Executive lor Eastern Arkansas. presented Paul member of Troop No. Walter W Head Arkon Award for organizing another Scout troop, the one at Joiner. E. L Talliaferro, incoming president of Jaycees, was presented the president’s pin by Mr. Smith and in turn recieved the past president’s pin. Other officers introduced were Tim Boles, vice-president; M C Stiles, secretary; E. P. Bradley, treasurer. An important feature looked forward to each year Is the presentation of the Distinguished Service awards to the two men between the ages of 21 and 35 and 35 upward, who have rendered outstanding •service to the community A F Barham, vice-president of Hie Eastern Arkansas Council of Scouts, made the presentation talk and presented Joe W Rhodes the Distinguished Service pin for the youger group in recognition of his work in the Junior Chamber of Commerce Red Cross and other civic enterprises. K A Tenfold was presented a bronze statuette of a Boy Scout in uniform for active interest and Lawrence, I material aid in providing a site 52. the for the annual Boy Scout Encamp* ment on Robinson Crusoe Island owned by him and located in the Mississippi River north of Osceola S. G. Lockhart, cashier of Mississippi County Bank; C. B. Wood of Wood Motor Company; Mrs. R H. Jones, and Dr. George S. Benson of Searcy W'ere presented framed certificates of honorary membership in the Junior Chamber of Commerce. Out-of-town visitors included Mr. and Mrs. Toler Buchanan and Miss Margaret Shaver of Blytheville; Mi*, and Mrs. Earl Pinkston of Trumann; Clyde Wooten of Helena; Ed M. Norton and A. Higgins of Joiner w Oulu To To Permit Submit Ref.* rendum Republics Resolution May July open 86’t 88 high 87 % 89% low 86% 87% close 87% 89 prev. close 85% 87 41 Chicago Soybeans RIO DE JANEIRO. Jan 21 <UP> Argentina was reported today to have agreed to a compromise on the resolution for a joint .severance of all relations with the Axis nation. by the 21 American republic . The compromise, it was understood, was drafted by Foreign Minister Oswald Aranda 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 resolution. The compromise, it was said, would permit the American republics to submit the severance resolution to a referendum of the cabinets and congresses of their respective countries, thus giving each country freedom of action but achieving a unanimous vote on measures in the conference of foreign ministers. Tsetse sleeping Hies are sickness. believed to cause May. July. 4    prev. open    high    low    close    close 193    195%    192%    195    191% 194%    197%    194%    196%    193% New Orleans Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec Jan. prev. 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      1906    1896 An average of more than one person a week is killed on railway grade crossings in Great Britain in normal times. II.    s7 WE ATHE FORECAST BLYTHEVILLE—-Not quite so cold tonight. ARKANSAS—Little change m temperature tonight. ;

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