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Blytheville Courier News (Newspaper) - April 3, 1937, Blytheville, Arkansas Saturday april. 3, 1931blytheviu.e Ark courier news Page three orc America Cut to War Abe Sull bus but Al Ien influences which led to War in 1917 arc better understood by Rodney Ditcher Washington. Pili 3. Twenty years ago in army of propagandists was celebrating the Climax of a three year Effort to bring tilt United states into the world War on tilt Side of the allies. Today a much smaller subtler group of propagandists is working through Washington embassies and foreign offices abroad to obtain american financial assistant for the next european War. When and if that War comes we May expect another deluge of propaganda designed to enlist sympathy for one Side or the other. Perhaps it never can happen again. But in the 1914-17 period this country was about As Fertile a Field Lor propaganda As had Ever been sown. Allied propaganda was practically All that counted partly because it was More Effi f it sent partly because it was what most americans wanted. Widespread sympathy for �?ogal-1 Lant Little Belgium a and a poor Little Serbia a appeared at Tho outset. Most americans quickly came to believe that Germany was militaristic autocratic cruel and entirely to blame. Ties of blood and language with England figured in Public reaction along with sentimental feeling for la Belle France and Lafayette. Prejudiced articles two of the most important categories of foreign propaganda Are found in the efforts of foreign envoys to influence Amel lean policies through contacts with officials Here and in foreign influences exerted upon american diplomats abroad. This sort of thing goes on All the time and was in Progress prior to the would War. The British were especially successful in Channing ambassador Walter Hines Page at London and col. E. M. House Wilson a intimate Friend and unofficial roving ambassador. The British Cut German cables after War was declared and thereafter controlled most news channels. Sir Gilbert Parker set up a prolific London propaganda Bureau for americans exclusive Benefit and such celebrities As Kipling Wells and Galsworthy were glad to write prejudiced articles for America. Of droves of British authors labor Enders and other lecturers came Over. Possibly you remember Arthur Guy empty English Public men such As lord Bryce wrote Long soulful letters to admirers in America. Sir Cecil Spring Rice British ambassador had become an intimate Friend of Theodore Roosevelt and senator Henry Cabot Lodge who grew increasingly jingoistic and pro ally As the War wore on. The Morgan partners still boast that they were from the Start heart and soul for the allies. House was on such Good terms with the Brit Bah that when assistant Secretary of state Lansing drafted a Stern note protesting the British blockade House took the note to Spring Rice and allowed him to revise it. Atrocity stories most of them faked poured in from Allied tons. Propagandists plugged the Story that As soon Germany had Defeated England she would invade America. A huge a a preparedness movement was built up largely on this thesis of German invasion t. Re a Gen. Leonard Wood munitions interests leading whooping. Tile country was flooded books and movies in which senseless America a preparedness or a German bestiality were Central themes. Clergymen business men editors nearly everyone fell 4 line for Quot preparedness and Kison himself in the election year of 1916, led one of Many big a preparedness the Relief Campaign for a starving belgians enlisted More pro ally sympathy although the British blockade served to starve belgians and germans alike. The submarine warfare operative in the British declared War zone As a valuable military retaliation to the starvation blockade was commonly regarded Here As merely an expression of German blood just. British propagandists assured the world submarine warfare was otherwise unimportant. The propaganda Climax came with Torp doing of the British liner Lusitania with loss of 124 american lives. Foreign and native propagandists taunt d the flames of National indignation. The captivated Page cabled that Quot America must declare War or forfeit european German counter prop a n a was futile partly because it was bungled but largely because few americans wanted any. Ambassador bems Dorff catered to Washington correspondents press Agenter his cause wherever he could get a hearing and had Able assistance from or. Bernhard Fernburg and g. H. Albert h it even his warning to aunt read Courter new want ads death claims , acc u lbs i ionic at i lore daughters following a aral tic stroke will hold literary and music meet at Hayti Hayti to the Pem Scot j county literary and music Ron a test will be held Here april 7, a and 9 Allol the schools of the county have entrants listed except i Hayward and Braggadocio. The j contests will begin wednesday att Vernoon with the boys oration i contests Iii the evening the girls serious declamation contest will by held followed by the humorous declamation. Thursday evening the music meet will be held. Tea luring vocal and instrumental numbers and it will by continued on Friday evening or. Riggs head of the English department it stat teachers College a ape Girardeau will judge the literary meet and or Brandt also of the teachers College will judge the music him Osceola society personal to bold Junior As Early As 1916, president Wilson was Ades. Many of which were tag cd to dry Tumulty Privat. Secretary to Wilson Admiral Dent Wilson publicly appearing As shown above at the head of martial Par. Up preparedness Tor War. Left to right above Are Joseph Cary Grayson the presidents personal physician presi and general Dyer. Sarto fifth ton Gross of tar in Hub states of Rita the Sprat session Bogue and held Al the City of we Ashington on monday the second Day of april Vor thousand tune Bundu j and a Ventre a. Joint Resolution declaring to a it a the of War exists Between the Imperial croon of government and the go Wajnert and the people of the in United flute and making provision to prosecute the name. Whereas the ii Nix rat Herman government has committed repeated aet of War against the government and the people of the United slates a a v Erica therefore lie it Ini Chr is noir Ami huh of i uth obit Iff no that i int Sinh s Oja no rim in cow i him Iii ill. That the state of we Between the i tied Stales Ami the Iii Cronl German government which bos thua Lieen thrust upon i. Stall in hereby formally declared and that the in resident in and lie is Hen he authorised Aud directed to Titi Perth entire naval and military Ion v of Lite United Stales and the resources of a a a a government to carry i War against the Filiti rial German government and to bring the Condo to n a Airees Siil termination All of the resources of the country Are hereby Pard id by the Congress of the f muted states. A my or no the unum of . Of it Al Vin fret out of the u total shill owl. J / Coz Jurf Quot a time except for the sub Rosa Type. Embassies feed it out As Best they can and ambassadors seek to make Many important friends and contacts As possible. The russian embassy entertains frequently and lavishly for officials and newspaper correspondents. The germans give a famous annual a Beer evening at which Many american officials congressional leaders and correspondents make merry. British propaganda is considered to be handled ably although unofficially by sir Wilmott Lewis correspondent of the London times a jewel among after dinner speakers who knows nearly every Washington Newspaperman by his first name. The Spanish embassy is a Center of propaganda for anyone who will Call for literature but has not. Been aggressive. Mast foreign military and naval attaches have Little espionage systems of their own. Although their activities Are Seldom exposed. German nazi. Italian fascist and c o in in u n i s t organizations Are known to exist in America but none of them has yet been definitely connected with their respective embassies Here. At this writing an Erica appears impervious to All types of foreign propaganda. The test As to whether we re really immune will come of and when european nations again begin to fight and turn Loase the floodgates in an i Effort to obtain american help. First Baptist service to be broadcast sunday i the preaching service of the first Baptist Church will be broadcast Over radio station Klun at 10 39 u m sunday april 4 a a rho Christ i know is the Sermon subject of the pastor the Rev Alfred Carpenter a girls Trio from Manila will be featured on the musical program under tin direction of or Paul l. Tipton will sing tile the lord a Young men sing. New the Quartetti will also mrs Susan Kila Hall Webb died at 1 30 of clock this morning at the Home of her daughter mrs Jenna Craw. A too w main Street four weeks alter she was stricken with paralysis funeral services will be held monday afternoon at the residence with the Rev. H Lynn Wade pastor of the first methodist Church officiating. Pallbearers will be g. La. Circa e. I it Ferguson w. Vav Hollopeter or. I. H. Moore i George Smith and i. Ii Haley burial will be made at Maule Grove cemetery with the Cobb undertaking company in charge mrs Webb who came Here almost a year ago to live with her daughter was the wife of the late John t Webb also Well known Here she was born in Talla Hatchie county. Mississippi. March 30, i 1856 and was reared there she was married to or Webb june 25. 1871, and then soon moved to Lauderdale county tenn., where the a resided for 35 years during which time their ten sons and danglers a tin Church choir were born in 1905 they returned Anthem. A sing to to Mississippi and lived on a Plantation near Itta Bena until or. Webb was accidentally killed since that time she has divided her time among her children. Her life was spent in. Rearing seven sons and daughters a three children having died when very Young and she devoted much time to their religious training. So Zeal Hie lab ohs was she in tills undertaking died at that two sons became ministers in the methodist Church and she also has a grandson who is a minister in the same denomination. Since moving to Blytheville she had become identified with the first methodist Church and look a special interest in the recent evangelistic meeting. She is survived by five sons. Albert e. Webb of Simmons Tex the Rev. Thomas e. Webb of Oklahoma City okla., the Rev. J Allan Webb of Wright City toe l. Webb of Belzoni miss. S. E. Webb of Blytheville two daughters. Mrs. Craig mrs John t. Perkins of Hammond l&., All of whom Are Here or will be Here for the funeral except Albert Webb n brother. Sam Hall of Charleston miss and two Sisters mrs John Cox. Of Scobey miss., and mrs. D. A Mcguire of a cos Angeles Calif. Club num lie Pupil. Members of the local school Board and their wives and Bool superintendents and their wives Wert guests at St three course dinner Given by the Homo economics department of the negro school under the direction of Ruby clinic thursday night special dance and Dot Bors were furnished by of the school. Vocal flu wit in by w s. B arabic. I be Long table held a a Titer plot of glow in is and ferns wit.1 fowls of Jonquil at each end am Quot teen Rendl 1 in Crystal Holden Down to c meter. It a tract Ive Hun a made Cut out place cards in Green and yellow marked t e places Impromptu talks were made by several of tilt men and try Irving Gray superin do to of t ii sri in i Titos pre Quot tit. Were or and mrs Ben butter. Or and mrs c. L Moore or. And mrs Rny non car Tori lit. J Bunn. Claut i Henna nor and mrs gear e Deer or Ani mrs. H l. Pie tilt or and men ene Packard e flood victims son Dies of pneumonia Willie ing it one of the most important papers in the history of the United states is shown above. Hie joint Resolution declaring War on Germany. Note that it Only formally declares the existence of a state of War which it avers has already a been thrust upon the United with and the with a de icons to keep off the Lusitania bounced Back at him. The German publicity machine stalled then i died. The germans subsidized certain american writers newspapers Al i leaped peace societies and arms embargo movements. Efforts were made to get All sympathizers with the Central Powers out of munition factories. Austrian Ambas-ha-1 a Dor dumb was trying to stir effectively j up Austro hungarians in this As i country. A message to his government describing this Effort and slightly criticizing Wilson was intercepted and published by the British. Wilson demanded Dinuba s recall. Capt. Von rite in came Over to work with the German military and naval attaches von fallen and boy de. Incendiary bombs were planted on munitions ships and mysterious fires broke out. The East had a virulent Case of a German spy fever. The germans organized a a labor peace Council to demand a munitions embargo und threaten strikes. Sam gom pers crashed Down on it. Alberto a Brief Case was stolen by a u. S. Secret service agent and its contents revealing German propaganda subsidies were published. Von Papen and boy de were branded As plotters. Their recall was demanded and obtained. Bems Dorff stayed on lobbying for institution of peace negotiations by Wilson and walked by British diplomats who wanted nothing of the kind until the allies were victorious. The new drive it is curious to note that the present German ambassador. Or. Hanz Luther is being recalled 20 years later partly because he has been unable to get any american Money Lent to Germany and partly because he has been unable to 1 arouse any sympathy Here for hitlers nazi government. Germans British italians French through embassies Here. Have tried everything under the Sun to find some loophole in the 1 Johnson act which would give them Access to american funds. They re All preparing for War. Germany and Italy especially need Cash. Fulvio Suvich. Relatively new italian ambassador was sent Here to wangle a loan. The new French ambassador a Bonnet. Was sent to try to persuade Roosevelt to Fie Emit Morgan amp co. To act As fiscal agents for the new French loan. Walter Runciman of England a recent visitor is understood to have urged a $500,000,000 loan to Britain which would be re Lent to i Germany and France As an alleged measure to help keep peace. Runciman failed. Everybody knows that any american Money Lent to Europe today is in effect inevitably destined for munitions makers. Although the administration is engaged in a Tri Partite agreement with France and England to support each others currency there is no indication of any relaxation of the Johnson act. Test still to come foreign propaganda Here is relatively tame stuff in peace clothing specialist in talk to club women Hayti society a personal Rollins 18-year-old son of or and mrs Jim Rollins la o clock yesterday morn the Blytheville Hospital of pneumonia Young Rollins Liv Ltd South of Roseland in the flood area Ami his tatter died several weeks ago of sickness resulting from exposure during the flood funeral services were held this afternoon and interment was made it Maple Grove cemetery. The Cobb funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements. Two divorce suits there were 103 women who attended the All Day meeting of the Mississippi county Home demonstration clubs Here wednesday when miss sue Marshall clothing specialist of the University of Arkansas gave a demonstration in upholstering and talked of other sewing. The meeting was held at the social Hall of the first Christian Church with mrs. J. A Payne president of the county Council of Home demonstration clubs presiding. The clothing and household management chairmen of the clubs brought questions they wished discussed and placed them in a Quot query after the demonstration in upholstering when a chair was made and upholstered from a Rel an enthusiastic discussion had from the questions which been asked. Another feature the self help garments of the school child and the tailored wishes demonstrated and wardrobe planning and clothing for the year were outlined. Two divorce suits have been filed Iii chancery court Here recently and a decree has been granted Iii an uncontested divorce suit. Mrs. Genie to it Beard has filed suit against Calvin Beard asking Tor a divorce on the grounds or desertion. Her attorney is h. S. Hudson. E. I. Sikes has entered suit against mrs. Lillie Sikes charging indignities. His attorney is pm f. Alexander. Mrs. Beulah Wahl has been granted a decree of divorce from Palmer Wahl on the ground of habitual drunkenness. Or i i Man entertains Hixt Ltd guests enjoyed an after noon of Bridge in the Home of mrs i i Mas v yesterday sighed score was made by mrs. K s. Driver and second prize went to mrs w w Prewitt. Mrs. R c Bryan Cut hic Consolation prize a mrs Paul Lewis of Hope Ark i the guest of her sister mrs Ald n Baker. It t Emerson and daughter,1 mrs. Frank Jordan and baby were m a pins visitors yesterday. Mrs i m Harwell mrs f. P. Jacobs and mrs. Hugh Craig were hostesses to the luncheon meeting of Hie will Iii in Strong chapter. 1 a r. Ai hotel Peabody in Memphis yesterday. Others attending from Here were mrs. C. A Davis mis. Louise Hale. Miss Julia lil lard Craig and mrs. Sue Williamson. Or. And mrs. Nelson who have been the Gnosis of her parents or. And mrs. A i Boyce this Nel in a nor Leas Arkansas literary meet to be held april 23, 24 Blytheville will be Host to the Northeast Arkansas literary meet or Junior High schools on apis 3 and 24 when 44 schools in exacted to Send contestants. Tile meet will be held at the City auditorium and the school building with a nominal fee charged for season tickets which Xiii include the one act plays. Jillions and a trophy wit be warded winners. This meet will he followed by he Lunier High athletic meet at , May i invitations have been sent to to e schools Al i. Tiny. Bono Mack a Burdette Caraway a ii coming Crawfordsville. Dell Ive Earle. Green county school t Paragould Greenway Harrison Hulbert. Jonesboro Kaiser City Leachville Lepanto Luxora Manila Marion marked Quot rec Marmaduke. Monette Oak trove Osceola Paragould Piggott. Rector. Shady Grove Shawnee. Trumann Turrell. Tyronza. Valley View. Walcott Weiner Whitton Wilson and Yarbro. I to first contest will to the one act Shiv Friday afternoon and night at the City Hall. This will be followed by the saturday morning session it the senior High school when there will be con i tests in geography spelling algebra american history i Altin j cd in it Ion. Declamation and j Reading. The saturday afternoon session will be at the Etty auditor Tutu when there will to contests in girls chorus boys voice boys chorus and girls voice saturday night at the City auditorium there will be contests Iii violin Oral composition and piano. Tor the past ten Days left morning for Dewitt where or son will conduct the music revival. Or. And mrs. H. L Fisackerly of Winona. Miss., have moved to Osceola where he will have charge of the insurance department of the t. P. Florida real estate company. They Are at Home with or. And mrs w c. Mason until a House ran be found Parade of death held great Falls. Mont. Up it one of the most unusual a a parades Ever staged in this state was held Here calling attention to Ute Highway death toll in the state. Several vehicles including hearses ambulances and trucks each bearing a coffin formed a procession through the City a main thoroughfare. Read courier news Ada one halt of the infants in Ute United states show some signs of tickets luring their growth according to estimates. Bar was had was pre Fin tuberculosis exhibition to be held May Roll the exhibit to be shown in Mississippi county on tuberculosis among negroes will be held Here May to and la and at Osceola on the following two Days it has been announced by George w. Barham head of the county a association. This exhibit was show at the Dallas fair by the National tuberculosis association the Rosenwald fund and the United states government the Young woman s auxiliary of the Baptist Church gave a Stiver Tea at the Home of mrs. William Huffman wednesday afternoon. Tile program included a vocal duet by misses Virginia Mcdonald and Margaret Myrick Reading by Hattie Luis Randolph piano Solo by bitty sue Nethery and selections by a quartet from Ute girls glee club. A a a or. And mrs. Emerson Ottinger have moved into a House near rays store the House they formerly occupied was purchased by or. And mrs. Bill Wagner misses addle and Emiline Hamra of Fulton ky., were Here this week visiting their Cousin Albert Hanna. Mrs. Julius Kohn and Mother mrs. Jacobson of Kennett were Here wednesday afternoon visiting mrs Ben h. Barkovitz. Misses Irene Warth. Mary sue Rhodes Edna Khourie and mrs. Mecca Davis attended the business and professional women a club meeting it Caruthersville tuesday evening. Mrs. Clyde Schneider and son Sonny of Memphis Are Here visiting mrs. Schneider s parents atty and mrs. J. E. Duncan. Mrs. B. D. Crews who returned last week from a four months vacation at St. Petersburg and it Clearwater flu., left monday morning for Memphis tenn., j where site will visit her son. Or r. L. Crews and family. Later i she w ill visit another son Rodger i Crews at Stuttgart Ark. Mrs. Sarah Chilton has return j de from an extended visit with i Paragould watchman is found slain last night Paragould Ark., apr 3 up a Greene county officers today investigated the slaying of Samuel Eads. 56, nightwatchman Tor a local Beer parlor. Eads body was discovered Early today in the rear of the store where it had been drugged by ills assailants. Coroner Ray Little returned a verdict of Quot death by discharge from sheriff Robert Brashears immediately began an investigation. For Sale soy bean Hay planting seed Stoneville 5a Stoneville 4% 1st year from Stoneville station 8 Doz. Pure bred White Rock pullets fresh heifers with Small calves h. C. Knappenberger Cottom seed n. Amp ii. No. La 07 c per ton a a w . Number nine 2ml year front Experiment station Mammoth Brown soy Beans prices reasonable c. a Imi Kove Vouk property now Well help you secure a Cha loan. Wall paper paints varnishes Auto amp window plate Glass Blytheville paint and wallpaper co. Glencoe bldg. Phone 880 open for business the poodle dog club one mile South of Steele mo., on Highway til dancing every night. Featuring Barb a sandwiches Fried Chicken amp sizzling steaks grand opening wed., april 7 music by the poodle Doc Cotton Kings Bud i. Hopkins mgr. Her son Winfred Chilton at fort Rollins kans., and with relatives it Denver Colo Joe Kohn was in Memphis visiting ills wife and Young daughter. Frances who Are in the Baptist Hospital. Terry abstract amp realty co. Attracts lands amp lawns a m. Terry pres and mgr. Phone 617 Blytheville Ark. Jumbo is coming have you visited our new modern service station White Rose gasoline Goodyear tires Willard batteries Road service on Gas tires wrecks 24 hour service Call 633 for prompt service Tom Little Chevrolet co. D. P. L. Ii first year seed d. P. L.-11 pedigreed seed seed Corn a cow peas a soy Beans for Best prices see 112 s. Second 0.0. Hardaway amp co. Phone 289 a a a a a a a a a a a he mud your friends at the a dance a tonight in the Blue room the music starts promptly at nine of clock. Come Early and enjoy your share of the fun. Everybody will be Here. Music by Johnny Long s swindlers $1.00 per couple plus tax hotel Noble the save on gasoline company tank car station at hot land to. Anc Kusi tax is now open hit la Oracle to per gallon the opening convince you have better Gas Price Selling inc for paid As special to that they at lower also cigarettes at $1.15 per Carton

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