Get 1 more page view just for Liking us on Facebook
We are retrieving your image from the archive...
We are converting your image into tiles...
Blytheville Courier News (Newspaper) - December 4, 1942, Blytheville, Arkansas Remember 7 Harbor Day Rally Day BLYTHEVILLE COURIER THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOLUME Blytheville Dally Newi BiythevUle Couner Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader DECEMBER 1942 PLANES Navy Knocks Off 9 Mbtfe Ships In Solomons f Government Worker To Aid Civilian Defense Com Members Told Miss Melba of Kansas field representative of the Federal Security is here this week in the interest of problems pertaining to community health and during war She attended a meeting of the Civilian Defense Council at the city hall last night and today was scheduled to confer with the Rev Wilford on plans for improv ing social problems in Blythevtlle arising from the increased soldiei The a member of the is in charge of welfare Miss Foltz told of the group that she woiud cooperate in an educational program which would include movies and talks for high school students and other youths as well as mothers and To Speed Salvage Work Members of the council last night discussed means of bringing about a better organization of salvage activities particularly in con f W PB Heads Gains Supervisory iirnr Control Over War Materials ISLII yyar Chief Nelson has won his struggle for civilian control over the scheduling of war An agreement signed by Secretary of War Stimson and Secretary of Navy Knox gives WPB Chairman Nelson su pervisory control over all arms It also gives Nelson direct control over radio detection equipment and escort Plan Observance Here On Sunday Morning The morning church service Sun day at First Presbyterian Church wm be in observance of the recent removal of the churchs building announcement of which was made public today by the James handsome structure of this at corner of Main and was erected in 1924 during pastorate of the Wal Plans have been developed for a service of gratitude and praise to the Head of the Churchl and will involve reflections upon In the agreement recog nizes the WPBs final authority over the fixing of production But actual scheduling work will continue to be perform ed by the armed Now a battle for control has Jeffers Asks Full Power Rubber Chief Jeffers has asked for complete authority over gaso Jeffers told Nelson today that publicity comingfrom different has only con fused the when popular co operation is so necessary to con serve The rubber wants to administer the rationing takingthe job away fron Price Administrator Because of a serious delay ii the construction of synthetic rub ber Jeffers the na tions rubber stockpile may be re duced below the ton safety Elected Chairman DON f Weather Prevents Out door Rallv It Will Be Held At Theater nection with the collection fats the meaning of and the salvage of tin future life and cans and old all of which are badly needed for war Gn the motion of OSO director arid a member of the the group decided to obtain additional information n which on ways of handling these salvage special music is well here tospeed Materials into to thV toying of this con it has been pointed out by the Guest Minister A guest the Frank of Neb preach the sermon for this oc featured The oil situation isjust about os Deputy Oil Administra tor Davies said today is so bad that some New might Additional plans have been made for the War Bond Auction rally here Monday when patriotic zens arc expected to show their observance of Pearl Harbor Day by purchasing enough bonds to niake North Mississippi County go over the top in its Because the elaborate plans made for Tuesdays rally were temper arily ruined because of the no chances are being taken for the second If the weather is ev erything will run according to orig inal plans with parade at oclock after the large of marchers have assembled at First Methodist Church at 9 Civilians to March The parade will head the citi zens marching to the Mississippi County Fairgrounds where the auc tion will be staged throughout the beginning at 10 To make it possible for every Charles Hose freeze to death this winter if the one to make bids for purchase of channels where they can be occllpieci the pulpit number of These activities will directed m the Also familiar through committee pn nutrition the of the organiza consumer headed by tiori was felt by the church ses sion that he an appropriate Freeman Committee Heads Report Mavor who pre speaker for this A minister of the Congregational sided at the and members he has had outstanding of the council heard reports by pastorates in the Middle West and civilian protection di since his to vision USO recognized as one of the fore vision Mel housing Miss most leaders of that Clara volunteer service di vision and Damelson who of fered the report of the Wil ford who could not Adams announced postpone ment until after 1 of plans for holding classes for auxiliary police and fire Originally it had j His range of which is includes the Lloyd whose so pop ular with people of this The father of Kish he isa guest in the Kirshner home at this Special Music Arranged been planned to have these classes With musical features ofthe underway during but i church expanding ramdly under many volunteers who plan to take direction of the new choir director the courses have been unable to Dalton C special attend this month because of businumbers have been arranged for activities but probably will be both the senior recently or ganized junior The anthem 1O Lord Most Holy by vail be sung by the senior and junior choirs the anthem Let The Lords Name Be Praised by will be sung by the senior The organ prelude and the offer tory are also work of Cesar Franck Cantabile and Andante from Piece to be played by also church Her postlude to conclude the service will be able to do so after the A group of 75 air raid wardens and fire watchers already has been graduated Courthouse Repairs Made At Osceola 4 Im provements totaling around have made the Osceola Courthouse much more attractive on the inter The work clone within the last few weeks includes the repair of broken plaster in the main court room and several of the other rooms on the third floor and repainting the interior of all walls on the third cleaning and painting some of the woodwork and other minor Leaks and cracks in the dome of the court house were also The work was made necessary because of damage done last Sum mer when lightning struck the dome during an electrical storm setting fire to the building much damage was also done by water in extinguishing the According to Judge Roland the repairs were made with out cost to the the cost of same being covered by the insurance carried on the Ben White of Blytheville was the Grande Choeur by problem is not Davies of fered a forced conversion from oil to coal burn He saidhe will insist that fuel oil be denied to householders who can convert and Meanwhile Democratic Senator Connaily of Texas has asked for a new survey of gasoline ration whether designed to onserve ruoberor petroleum As wrestled short ages of maierialsftPreaicleht still was grappling with the hortage of labor the old man power The iresident said there would be an announcement on manpower soon but how he wouldnt also due on plans for he use of But per laps that will be included in the Presidents general In any the abundance of war work has made public relief Today he ordered the prompt liq uidation br the Works Project WPA projects in most states should be stopped by the first of he And unemployables should be taken care of by local and state organi War Bonds with valuable articles thrown special radio and telephone faculties have been ar ranged on a large If unable to attend the tune m en KLCN and you will j chairman of Allies Fight Off CounterAttacks West From Tunis By United Press Hardpressed Allied forces are fighting grimly to hold their positions in Tunisia against powerful kmnter Heavy fightingis iiv progress in the Tebourba 18 miles west oC Tunis on the western outskirts of six miles to the east and in the vicinity of 20 miles southwest Front dispatches acknowledge that the enemy woii big destroyers or crutsj almost complete mastery of the Ned United four regular two Pnjss correspondent covering says Task Force Loses One Cruiser Other American Ships Damaged By United Press Round number six has ended on The champs are look ing for an opening to put over a and they hnve their ymird up round number Round six ended when nine Jup transports and a cargo sent to the bottom by an American nnval task force The decision in this which cost us one cruiser sunk and other ships smashed the sixth Jap attempt to land rein forcements on An estimated enemy troops were Yanks Remember Annual Election Held At Osceola Wednes day Delegates Selected Bose of past president of the Mississippi County Farm as against 26 lost by But the Americans are taking nothing for They remem ber Penrl they inoro or less expect the Japs to try something desperate commemorate that Day of Infamy on or about December The latest Guadalcanal naval battle lifts the American score to bl Jap ships Including two hear a detailed account of each article to be When you to a pick up telephone and dial 831 Beginning 10 oclock Mon the te stager where a battery of 12 telephones will be arranged to receive telephone Stores May Close the County AAA Committee at the annual election held at Osceola Courthouse Wednesday The convention body choosing Rose v Included delegates from the half of the Other members of the who will serve in 1943 are Stores are expected to close Spellings West LeRoy Car the auction a heldat the fceri Rb fair If or the tem and Jack Representing the county farm Seniors To Present Array Of Musical Talent Includ ing George Hamilton Tonight for the eighth time ir Stunt Night will be pre sented by the Senior Class of Ely torical statement concerning the church debt and its recent elimi The public is invited to this sper cial to begin at it was announced by the vill beheld at Roxy theater and here will be no ijn this stores will not close but will remain open to offer shelter for those who will be un able to crowd into the All stores are being asked to have radios ready for receiving if the rally is held at he and to allow their telephones to be used for Because of the lack the rally can not again be in case of severe and ev ery precaution is being made to make it a despite the post it was pointed out to day by general chair valued at thousands of dollars with registered bales of hundred dollar war bonds among the hundreds of items donated by firms and individuals in and other surrounding communi are to be given away in an effort to reach the neuieauuiiiiu um uuuuw muu r S I organization the American Farm including twoaircraft Pearl Harbor dispatches say Jap losses in the Solomons and New Guinea since early In August may ntiect Nipponese strategy iiv the theyve last Smash Jap Planes The Pearl Harobor report Vns ac cented by General MacArthui1 who says his 21 grounded Jap planes lightning raid on i brought the twoday total to 44 Jap plans the luftwaffe seems to the free run of the The he writes In n graphic front line came over rCRUlnrly every 15 While I 10 bombs fell from the belly ot each plane and a moment Inter the yrouncl rocked and the roar of explosions came over the Allies Hold Lines But despite the merciless air at tacks the enemy has been uimble to blast the Americans ond Brit ish from their forward positions three and four miles to the cast of Allied loss of they is believed in London to bo only And there are possibilities that more lighters planes soon will ar rive nt the For French Hnvas news agency tays that a large Allied convoy has arrived at Gibraltaiv presumably en route to North Af But its apparent that until more strength iiitpthe Tunisian springboard we probably Force Enemy To Evacuate Several Positions Along Vital Railroad Bureau Federation Convention in next week will be Charles former president of the county bureau and n director of the Arkansas Farm He and Coleman will leave by train The Germans rdnforcemerits through the Allied air and naval despite heavy Rome Makes Claim Rome claims the capture of an important in and tlie seizure of more than 400 pris The British radio By United Front line to say a powerful force of ing Gossaoks hasdriven into the Nazi rear dl They are tbrced the Nazis to evacuate several sec tloris of the SlaUngiaftrikoretsfc t i Moscow says thatValthoTughbltr Vl Deer Addresses Rotary Members There was only Intermittent Allied reports dis ground fighting on the BunaGonn closing continuous enemy front in New where Jap1 attacks on the big Allied anese backs are to the Jungle supply base 65miles east Al machlne gun nests are being mop ped up to clear the way for the main drive against center of A battery of American 105millimeter Howitzers has been flown to the sector from away to support the Allied striking force fat Jbe hind Nazi advance The German controlled Pmcis radio admits Russians have launched strong attacks spite temperatures of more fhan 20 degrees below This port saysSoviet imto the area between and the Don and the Creat Don Bend members heard Bounty supervisor McFall Services Held Here Today Rotaiy Club Philip of loiral when they as sembled for their regular weekly luncheon meeting yesterday nt Hotel Deere discussed rural edu and the different factors which he considered vital to the proper development of bovs and These according to are the farm tenure plan of the Department of the health and the department of rural school He told of the bear ing that each has on the life of the rural school child and the de velopment of rural Junior Rotarian of the was the only Funeral services were held this afternoon for Joe Edgar Several special features by men 55yearold meat salesman who was May Chicago Wheat pre open high low close close 126li 127ls 126 127 130 i 131 130Ti 131 Luxora Woman Injured In Fall On Ice Today A fall on the ice caused Bailey of to fracture her left hip morning as she was leaving the school bus at Removed to a physicians office in she was sent Bly theville Hospital where her condi tion was announced as fair this v Manager of the school cafeteria at Dudley was en route to her work when the ac cident at the Blytheville Army Flying Field have been added to the reg ular program of stunts sponsored by local and com mittees in charge promise an even ing of fun for Don Scribner will play his Hammond Walter Terrywill sing several and George nationally known orchestra will play his vio Chicago open high low close close May 86 87 91 86 86 ru 90 Chicago Soybeans Livestock receipts all Top price 180 to 270 pounds to 140 to 160 pounds to sows to Cattle receipts calves with cattle and calves Slaughter steers The Senior Class will present two of its Miss Maxine Harris and Earl who will Stunts will be presented under the sponsorship of the Lions the Boy Lange Pareiit Teacher and Junior Senior ParentTeacher Stores in Blytheville are ing senior girls in a fashion parade of winter Shops repre sented and the include Jos Beulah Mullins Edythe Katherine Hudson New instantly killed when his car skidded on icy Highway 18 and crashed into a ditch yesterday morning at Big The pastor of First Baptist conducted the rites at at the with burial at Eimwood Pallbearers were John Percy Raleigh Sylvester and Holland Cobb Funeral Home was in May Shift Headquarters General may be thinking of shifting his headquarters at the Jap bombers have scored near but so far no There are indications that Japan may be up to some new move in the China war The India quoting information from Chungking says a big Jap naval armanda has been sighted off the coast of Chekiang ProvinceT south of The Jap flotilla is said 10 have comprised 20 Temperature Falls To 19 Last Night Blytheville had the coldest weather of the Winter last night when the official weather ther mometer fell to 19 degrees after a disagreeable The sleet which fell yesterday remained on the in meny placesto make both walk ing and riding hazardous yester day and By noon much of the ice was New York Stocks A T T 128 12 Amer Tobacco 41 38 Anaconda Copper 25 34 Beth Steel 54 14 Chrysler 66 Coca Cola 84 12 Gen Electric 20 Gen Motors 42 Montgomery Ward 33 14 N Y Central 1134 Int Harvester 53 38 North Am Aviation 934 Republic Steel 14 And Stockholm has heard that the Axis is preparing to launch a big counteroffensive near British air and navalpatrols are striving fiercely to whittle down the Axis air superiority almost constant attacks on enemy air supply and the important sea lanes in the Sicilian Two more enemy merchant ships have been sunk by bombers from the Middle East and British light naval forces sank a torpedo boat in the same A destroyer possibly was Allied planes have scored heavy new raids on the Tunis and Bi zerte airdromes and nearly a doz en more enemy planes have been shot Overall Axis strength in north eastern Tunisia now Ls estimated at As one British observer put it Short tcnn odds appear to favor the but longterm odds con tinue with the British and Amer ian Steele Woman Dies 4 D Funeral were held at Mountain yesterday for Frances Garner of Steeic who died Wednesday at her home in Steeele after a lengthv ill Services were held atMoun tain View church with burial in a cemetery who was was a native of Survivingare the following cuil dren Miss Mary Ed Gar Rosie Vanhoy and Fred Garner also three Ada Cora and Sarah Cossabs two Barney and Chester Germa Undertaking Company was in 4 18 Vacuum 912 Radio Socony Studebaker 512 Standard of N 43 34 Texas Corp 39 58 Packard 238 U S Steel 46 78 Osceola Man Recalls Youth He Spent In Tunis a least i lived as a member of the most af one osceolian is following operaj fluent family of the country until tions of the Allied Offensive in I 18 years old during which tima North Africa with more than usual he had the advantages of travel interest because of memories of j throughout Morocco and his childhood spent along those s Egypt and contacts with many picturesque prominent all efforts of American Consular officials were of no avail j and he served the customary term j taking part in Italys wars in Af particularly in Abyssinia and He bears the marks of several wounds and shots in his York Gail Eich Pen Frank veteran Italian Again yielding to his j received in ney Mary Reichel Miss born Osceola restaurant operator he ran away and came to America j Returning to he has sitts Ernestine Halsell Ap Barbara Fein bergs and Grabers will also be Tom Little as general chairman in charge of arrange will act as master of cere Chairmen of committees in charge of the production in to slaughter heifers elude Mary program to mixed yearlings j Louise advertising El and heifers to stockj mer price and and was born in Paler where he soon secured work as in but after his j meat cutter on Government death when he was 10 years old and his fathers subse quent marriage to a stepmother was unkind to him he stowed boats operating in this He has called Osceola home since After two years on the Missis made his home his period of residence covering 56 years in Three years ago he fell on the ice here and broke his hip and leg J A Aft M tsippi he had enough money j and spent several months in bed away on a ship to Tunisia when to pay a visit to his aged grandi d in Canjpbeirs cllnic in n mrvMirr one nthnr in Ttn 11 years wH i i i Fortune was kind to the lad ana ly but soon after arriving m hus gtick fi soon found favor with a titled j native land the 20yearold lad Frenchman and landowner of Tuns i was arrested and placed in the phis but now gets around with a be 75 in His only Sam Gattuso who Program Planned By Womens Group For Food Ration A meeting called last night by Miss Camille assist ed by Stephen for the of a committee to formulate a plan in anticipation of the food rationing program is to go into Twentytwo block chairmen at Miss Robinson appointed Tim Estes publicity chair This committee is in charge of which extends from the city limits east to the railroad westEach block will have what is known asa block chairman and this chairman is responsible for the coverage of her particular explaining to the ants the shortage of meat forci vilian use and what they are ex pected to do to A committee of George Roy White and Dooley were pointed to put boxes in all gro cery stores in Ward One for the collection of clean nylon and silk There will be frequent announce ments pertaining to the program outlined and everyone is it was The publics cooperation is committee chairmen Negro House Bums Dec May open high low close close er and feeder steers to 158 canners and cutters to 166 166 cows to ticket Jack specialty Beu lah Ernestine Hal chairman of whose wife was from Monte Carlo Italian arciy to serve his regular was reared is a bombardier Frank and later two orphan girls term of military Since his in the United States Air Corps and were adopted by the wealthy couj naturalization papers as an Amei last heard from was in pie who were childless Here he rican citizen had not been comi British BANGUP GOOD TIME is had by VVAAF band The womens army musical organi coached by an RAF j A NCgro house at th East end puts on a fine show in j Of Walnut Street was destroyed by if ire early this
Once upon a time newspapers were our main source of information. Now those old newspapers are a reliable source for hundreds of years of history and secrets of the past. Now you can search for people, places, and events without the hassle of sorting through mountains of papers!
Newspaper Archive is the world's largest online newspaper database featuring over 130 million newspaper pages. Plus our database expands by one newspaper page per second for a total of around 2.5 million pages per month! The value of your membership grows along with it.
Those looking to find out more about their forefathers can empower their genealogy search with Newspaper Archive. Within our massive database, users can search ancestors' names for news stories and obituaries. We must understand our past to understand our future!
24 hours a day Monday-Saturday
Your full introductory membership payment will be credited toward the cost of full membership any time you choose to upgrade!
"It is amazing how easy and exciting it is to access all of this information! I found hundreds of articles about my relatives from Germany! Well worth the subscription!" - Michael S.
"I love this site. It's interesting to read articles about different family members. I've found articles as well as an obituary about an uncle who passed away before I was born, and another about a great aunt. It's great for helping with genealogy." - Patricia T.
"A great research tool. Allows me to view events and gives me incredible insight into the stories of the past." - Charles S.