Page 1 of 4 Dec 1943 Issue of Blytheville Courier News in Blytheville, Arkansas

See the full image with a free trial.

Start for Free

Read an issue on 4 Dec 1943 in Blytheville, Arkansas and find what was happening, who was there, and other important and exciting news from the times. You can also check out other issues in The Blytheville Courier News.

Browse Blytheville Courier News

How to Find What You Are Looking for on This Page

We use Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology to make the text on a newspaper image searchable. Below is the OCR data for 4 Dec 1943 Blytheville Courier News in Blytheville, Arkansas. Because of the nature of the OCR technology, sometimes the language can appear to be nonsensical. The best way to see what’s on the page is to view the newspaper page.

Blytheville Courier News (Newspaper) - December 4, 1943, Blytheville, Arkansas Blytheville courier news Tite dominant newspaper of Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri volume i no. 223. Blytheville daily news Blytheville courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley i Lender Blyth Vii be. Ark a is As saturday. Do i Al in ii i. Ii single copies five cent nazi a Winter line in Italy cracking Tehran conference ended has mantel for but decisions of leaders a to outflank foe have not been announced i. S. Marinos Glosl Anil Aid wounded Reich expected germans May be told log yield or die Quot Balkan states jittery my United prow the world is waiting for the big news tile decisions reached by Allied leaders at the Tehran conference. The secret is out. The russian Tass news Agency Lins confirmed that president Roosevelt prime minister Churchill and Premier Stalin have met around a conference table in Iran a capital. A that remains now is to find out what they decided. Tass said the meeting occurred Quot several Days and that decisions regarding Germany and political questions will be announce d shortly. Of course no one knows for sure what went on in that closely guard a a conference room. But London sources believe the Quot big three Quot approved final blueprints Tor the Western invasion and the 1944 defeat of Hitler. The communique when it comes. Is expected to Call on Axis Europe to yield or die. And its expected to Tell Germany that the Price it will pay for starting the War will go up with every month it resists. Incidentally the news was a big Surprise to the russian people. They Hadnot been fed the flood of rumours about the meeting. And those rumours Are continuing today. For instance the German news Agency f Recu a in. A tip a bet to. Avell. Cd Ligand a n Iden Inonu of Turkey. The Anny Nuvy Register published in Washington says the chief of staff general Marshall probably will go to London after Tho Tehran meeting. The unofficial service publication also says a near future events May avoid the necessity of the Register adds Quot necessity for invasion depends upon decisions reached in Iran and the results thereof in tile next few weeks or also in Washington own chief Elmer Davis has asked the state department to inquire in Moscow about the Tass announcement. It was the second tune this week that the american governments official news source was scooped on Allied War conference news. Today s War commentary German bottleneck log of Lioe Ototivo hurts Kim by United pre the bombing of Berlin completely overshadows night Anri Day locomotive Hunting trips by British based lied airmen. These Small scale raids Are mentioned Only briefly in communiques. But each is a Nail in the nazi coffin. Gradually they re so snarling Germany a transport system that British economic experts believe it May break Down entirely within six months. T lie Al t in peace officers to Cunfer Here Fri agent will conduct conference of officers Here dec. 14 one of la Fri Law enforcement conferences planned for Arkansas this month will be held Here tuesday. Dec. 14. With r. J. Untreiner special agent from Little Rock in charge. The Blytheville meeting will be held at the City Hall beginning at 7 p. In. And All police officers sheriffs and Deputy sheriffs constables justices of Hie peace judges fish and game commissioners Railroad police All auxiliary police and auxiliary Highway patrolmen and others connected with Law enforcement May attend. Tile conferences serve to coordinate the work of the local police with the Federal Bureau of investigation in handling Security matters. Since the outbreak of the War the local police officers have assisted the Fri in handling thousands of internal Security and draft dodger cases throughout tile United states. The conferences took the place of the former Fri police schools which were held All Over the country for the Benefit of local officers. These conferences have welded the police officers of the country and the Fri into a close knit group of cooperating investigators which have played a most important part in keeping the Home front secure during War. The conferences have been so successful and have created such a feeling of friendliness and cooperation Between local officers and tile Federal Bureau of investigation that i Edgar Hoover director of the Federal Bureau of investigation contemplates that the conferences will to continued alter tile War. Chicago wheat May. 162% 163 162% 162% 162% july. 159% 159% 159% 159% 159% in the weeks to come. Hitler will need that system As never before. Hell need it to carry off the millions of bombed out berliners hell need it in Russia to pull his army out of freezing wastelands in the path of the red army. But. Just when Hitler must keep his transport system running at its Best. Allied airmen Are putting it under its greatest test. Persistent Aerial attacks Are exacting a toll estimated at 150 German locomotives a month. Already. Nazi railroads Are seriously Short of locomotive and freight cars. The Berlin raids too must be putting a terrific Dent in German transport. Several big stations were hit. Some completely destroyed. The City has three Inland harbours three railway repair shops and five marshalling Yards one capable of handling 5000 cars a Day. These too. Must have received their share of damage. But that a not the whole Story. Three fourths of the big rolling Stock Plant at Aachen was destroyed in a raid july 13th. Three major attacks in july and August did vast damage to colognes Railroad workshop and three marshalling Yards. Other plants turning out rolling Stock have been wrecked at Munich Essen. Augsburg and Liege Belgium. And the Balkan transport bottleneck at Sofia. Bulgaria has been struck twice. But the offensive against Germany a transport has been aimed at More than railroads. British and american airmen have knocked out one and one half million tons if German shipping in the past two years. So much damage has been done Germany a 3000 Miles of super highways that the nazis recently abandoned their Upkeep. Motorists have been warned that they must use them at their own risk. But the greatest damage has been done steam transport. Ever since 1933, the germans have neglected their rail lines. They entered the War with an estimated 20 per cent rolling Stock deficit. A deficit which of course they tried to make up for. British experts estimate that 4000 French locomotives and tens of thousands of French freight cars now Are in Germany itself working exclusively for the German state railways. The transportation facilities in Denmark Norway and Finland yielded another 1900 engines. Latvia. Lithuania. Estonia and Poland came through with around 6000. And the nazis got More from other conquered nations. But by occupying those countries Germany so increased its need for transport that the rolling Stock gain Wasny to so much of a gain after All. Tile nazis have taken other Steps to make up for their deficit. A year ago they ordered every freight car loaded two tons above its Normal capacity. But the resulting damage was so extensive that the order was abolished in june of this year. Later a new order was issued for Over loading each freight car by one ton. On top of that the germans tried to meet the shortage by boosting locomotive construction loan a-1 priority even ahead of planes and submarines. Blueprints were drawn up for the construction of so called Quot Utility or simplified locomotives. This year the German program was stepped up to provide for the construction of Between six and seven thousand locomotives. But it was thrown completely out of gear by the raids on the Ruhr factories. Latest reports show that Germany has t a Chance in the i world of meeting that goal. J British experts believe the nazis a should have added 12 to 15 thousand locomotives this year to make up for their losses. At the Best they have added Only 5000. At the outbreak of War Germany had Only one locomotive for every one and three tenths Miles of track. Now after looting Europe it has Only one for every one and six tenths Miles. Likewise. The nazis have five and a half Miles of track for every 10 -000 population. By contrast the United states has nearly per Loki population 24 mile rites Here for stabbing Vigh of liner Blytheville woman slain in St. Louis services tomorrow a former Blytheville woman. Hie Mother of six children was stabbed to death with a Butcher knife thursday in St Louis. Her husband Samuel Everett Peeler who tried to take his Lite soon after tile tragedy is in the St. Louis City Hospital in a serious condition. The body of the 38-year-old victim mrs. Mary Peeler was sent Here today for funeral services and burial. Mrs. Peeler was born and reared i in Blytheville moving 13 years ago to St Louis with her first husband. Otis Neill who was killed in an automobile Accident seven years ago. They had three children six years ago she married Peeler and by him had three children the youngest of which is six months. Surviving besides her husband Are six daughters mrs. Lou use Myers 21, of Kansas City. Mo., mrs. Elizabeth Allen. 18. Bettyjo Neill. 14. Sarah Ann Peeler 4, sue Ellen Peeler. 2, and Sharon Kay Peeler 6 months All of St. Louis her parents or. And mrs. Vav a. Smith of Here two Sisters mrs. Mur Ron Potter of Here and mrs Edna Toland of St. Louis and a brother. John Wayne Smith stationed in the North Pacific with Blytheville National guard unit. Funeral services will be hold at 2 of clock tomorrow afternoon at Cobb funeral Home with the Rev. Bates sturdy officiating. Burial will be at Elmwood cemetery w it ii Cobb funeral Home in charge. The stabbing climaxed a quarrel Over peelers arrest the previous Friday on a peace disturbance charge brought by his wife the police quoted peelers Stepson 14-year-old Warren Peeler a witness to the tragedy As saying. Peeler asserted that a this is my Home and i intend to stay mrs. Peeler prepared to take her three Young children and leave when Peeler picked up a Butcher knife Aud stabbed at the woman who tried to escape running to the Back porch. Peeler followed her and slashed at Lier until she dropped to the floor. Warren told police. When police arrived Peeler was lying across the bed with both wrists and each Side of his neck slashed. They were both taken to the City Hospital where shortly afterwards mrs. Peeler died. Germans May in forced to evacuate key rail t try Iii White Russia Moscow dec 4 ill in the red army in White Russia is pulling a squeeze play on Shlobin. Field dispatches indicate a rus a Sian flunking threat to tile North May Force the germans to evacuate the key Railroad Junction that is what Happ nod at Gomel after Gomel had been outflanked on the Southwest South Southeast and East. Red army troops broke across the soph River to the North tile germans abandoned the fortress and retreated Northwest today soviet troops artillery and tanks ring Shlobin in a half arc of steel today after Days of battering powerful German derives North of Shlobin the russians have reached the East Bank of the Dnieper along a Broad front. In the past 48 hours they have occupied some 200 towns and villages. Stalin a men Are Only a few mibs and a River a Width from the strategic Shlobin to Moscow stretch of the Odessa to Leningrad Railroad. Once the Railroad has been Cut. The nazis will have just one escape route the Railroad leading Northwest to Minsk and Poland and the Baltic states. However completion of the soviet Man Euver May take some time it is True that the Only Barrier now is the dub it River the River normally freezes in this sector by december 12 a crossing Over the fro n River would be easy. But a crossing before the ice forms thick and firm would be dangerous and costly. From Moscow the russians Are urging the finns to revolt. An Lible in t he government controlled Magazine Quot War and the working class promis. Russian Aid if tire finns overthrow their government and declare War on Germany. The article warns Quot the finnish people cannot expect to wait until the Lith hour and still receive the advantages of a the russian article was read Over the Moscow radio tin morning by a British correspondent. Three children two Sisters and brother left homeless when Mother Dies recently three attractive dark haired Browneyes youngsters arc homeless the recent death of their Mother orphaned these two girls and a boy for whom the Mississippi county child welfare unit v particularly anxious to find permanent Homes for each child. Jane is to years old an attractive Well behaved girl Susan is 8, pretty with her shining Brown eyes and six year old Bobbie is an adorable youngster All the children Are healthy Normal Well behaved and attend school regularly. Child welfare workers urge that anyone interested in giving these children a Home Contact the unit office located on the third floor of the county court House. The need of temporary Homes for other children of working mothers and for dependent children is critical with so Many wives of servicemen who feel compelled to work to supplement their allotments needing care for their infant and pre school children child welfare workers said. Mississippi county residents Are being asked to help in this emergency and Supply Foster Home. For these children. Paves Way fur in that Brooklyn Soldier to five years Nett i heft sentences for Kouma Loen to dec. Soph jetty Krevor at the Malden aril i who was arrested sept 4 pvt Jo-32, Soldier Ait Bac a charged with the halt of two Diamond rings a wrist watch and about $100 in Cash i rom i Claud Holt at the Westgate hotel in Kennett was court Martiale Iii the a base Here this week and upon being found guilty of grand larceny. A. Sentenced to five years. In the Federal Penitentiary. Or and mrs Holt mrs. Edgar Herrick and sgt Ben Graham of Kennett were among the witnesses who testified at the conclusion of the hearing the property stolen from or. And might Holt was re turned to them. At the time of his arrest at Sikeston sept. A by sergeant Damp of the staff patrol Envoi. Whose Home a. In Brooklyn n. Before he entered tile army denied his guilt. However a further investigation revealed that Krevolt not Only had the two ring stolen from the Holts but also had a Quantity of other jewelry believed to have been stolen at various places throughout tin Section. At the same time a Levoll. Who was arrested by the stale authorities was turned Back to military authorities prosecuting attorney Arthur u Goodman a assured that the Soldier would be tried before a court martial at an Early Date. The sentence Given Krevolt is the maximum which could have been Given in a civil court for grand larceny. Administration May accept Compromise in subsidy dispute Washington Dee. I. L a there appears to faint chalice i Fiat the administrations much battered subsidy program Mayku tin a new lease on life. Hackers of the program Are reported to be considering a Compromise which would authorize limited subsidies to be paid so Long As the Waye stabilization program is strictly enforced. Administration forces seem ready to accept this Compromise in the face of Strong Senate opposition and an overwhelming House vote to end virtually All consumer subsidies on january i. Get a food writings ago mention the bananas. Of 3000 be cult vat Ion irs of Benefit show Here tonight this la the Ai a my j those who have been wailing to see the motion picture version of Irving berlins Quot this is the army a will have an Opportunity tonight to see one of tile biggest screen hits of tile year and at the same time contribute to the army emergency Relief fund through the Dud Cason Post american legion which is sponsoring the show All profits of which will go to the fund. The show is scheduled to begin at la p. In. At the Ritz theater on West main Street. Irving Berlin in Over 30 years of prodigious music making has written More than 700 songs including the greatest number of hits from any one contemporary composer. For the first time in a 30-year career in show business Beilin faced the camera in his All Musi Cal technicolor epic Quot this is the army a to sing the Soldier Lattu it from War i. Quot of. How i hate to get up in the he was nervous and forgot the words to his own song. Americans were just recovering from the Shock of the japs Low punch at Pearl Harbor when toe War department called in Berlin and asked him to duplicate to Success of a Yip Yip. Yaphank the Brilliant All Soldier show which Berlin wrote produced and directed in world War i Berlin Betook himself to the soldierly atmosphere of Camp Upton in Yaphank n. Y., where in the company of the soils of the men who served with him in 1918. He turned out the Brilliant score for a this is the army Quot in a few Short weeks. No one dreamed that Quot tills is the army Quot would be greater slow than Quot Yip Yip. Yaphank Quot. On the fourth of july. 11 42. Tile show opened on Broadway the applaud e at the final curtain was deafening since then the show has earned two million dollars for army emergency rebel and it is estimated that a final total for berlins efforts for which he received no financial compensation would be More than $12,000,000, including the proceeds from the movie version old this is the army. Warner Bros. Studio made the picture at Cost and signed All profits Over to the army emergency Relief which also benefits from the Sale of the Sheet music of the show s hit tunes and various other sales such As records and souvenirs. The reported proposal would establish a fix d amount for subside. But it would end payments it there us a break through in tile Little steel wage formula. Mayors of five Large cities Alia Ady have org d tilt Senate banking committee to approve subsidies in order to hold prices in line and Check Boom living costs. Al Herr on Capitol Hill things Are Quirt the s mite is in recess until tuesday and the House does no to resume sessions until monday. Howler the Senate finance committee is giving up its Day of rest in an attempt to Complete action on the House approved two billion Dollar tax Bill. Elsewhere on the Home front government exp its predict that the nations aircraft Industry will More than meet tire plea of War production Board chairman Nelson and produce Over 9,000 warplanes this month. On the West coast full production of merchant ships and naval vessels was resumed in Hie shipyards of Henry j Kaiser when 4,000 machinists ended a two Day work stoppage. And in Florida the Miami Herald which normally carries one of the h Laviest volumes of display Adver to lug m the country published today with All display advertising eliminated the newspaper an notated it. Would carry no display advertising during the december Christmas shopping Rush. Tile reason a shortage of newsprint. T .17 special classes planned to Leach students who work in stores new York stocks a t a t 156 Amor tobacco. 56 1-1 Anaconda Copper. 25 5-8 Beth steel. 55 Chrysler. 75 1-4 a fica cola. Ill 1-2 Gen electric. 35 7-8 c Jeu motors. 50 1-8 Montgomery Ward. 44 7-8 n y Central. 15 int Harvester. 68 3-8 North am aviation 8 5-8 Republic steel. 15 7-8 radio. 8 7-8 Studebaker. 12 Standard of n j54 Texas corp. 46 1-4 Packard. 3 1-8 u s steel. 50 Blytheville Public school will close for Iii 1 Christmas holidays Friday. Dec 17, and will resume classes Jan. 3, six a int Dent w. B. Nicholson announced today. In order that Hie schools May better cooperate with the merchant and that the students who expect to work during the holidays can Givi More t efficient service mix. Ann Wyatt of the state department of vocational education will be at lie High school dec. 13 and la to conduct classes in the general team Hiques of Selling serving Chang making and Cash Register recording or. Nicholson said. A we Are asking the business men of the City not to expect or require student they employ Belore d c. 17 to begin working hours before til clo t of the school a at 3 30 o clock when requests Are made to be excused before the scheduled a1 hour it causes contusion among both teachers and pupils a a the superintendent stated. It was pointed out that this unusually Long Christmas vacation us intended to help solve the sales Servic problems for the merchants and for the students who May wish to Avail themselves of this Opportunity to earn Money. Clark s men capture important Hill positions in renewed drive Washington. Dee 4 up die big Allied offensive is underway in Italy and Rome is its goal. General Clarks fifth army is driving Forward in a full scale assault to crush the German Winter line in the mountains below Rome reports from the front indicate t ii collapse of tin enemy line May come at any moment the germans Are groggy from the terrific pounding they be taken from allies planes and massed artillery guns nazi prisoners already taken show t or effects of the awful battering they be absorbed they re dazed punch drunk no far the fifth army gains do not represent much in or Lance but those gains Are port ant because they blast Hie key Mountain defences have stalled our forces yanks capture peaks on one Inland sector Tor instance general Clarks men chime red up mountainsides and wept the nazis from a series it of peaks that Hart barred our path into a Broad Plain leading straight toward Rome we now hold those positions my by Plains Are just beyond once in the Plains general Clark in bring his tanks and Mobile equipment into play and Start rolling toward Rome tile peaks we took Are it a mount Camino four Miles Southw t of Mignano and Only a few mile due South of Cassino. This town is astride the Broad Valley High Way Over which our tanks can rumble in the East. Tile British army Montgomery men we sounded the first shots in this new offensive several Days ago now Are using tanks in their Forward sweep the mommies skirting Don a lie Adriatic coast already Are within 15 Miles of Pescara the port where the germans Are peeled to Peg another defense Back of the Pescara River British take four towns the eight ii army also pushed its lines Forward in tile Interior they captured four More towns and swept Forward six Miles just West of Caa Taglione the flaming Battlefront in Italy for the moment grabs the headlines from the great air offensive against Germany. But Biose blow nonetheless Are staggering the German people. Last night the Raf let Loose another of id Savage assaults this time against the important War Plant City of la Hgt Zig 80 Miles South of bomb battered Berlin. Leipzig it Aiches it it tooled the German defenders completely just As it was planned tile Briti Sli sent their fleets of heavy bombers straight toward Berlin As of to bomb the nazi capital for the second night in i Row. But then As the German defense ring Drew taut around Berlin the huge planes swerved southward and rained 1700 tons of explosives on Leipzig. However Berlin was not quiet the biggest Fleet of Rai a Mosquito bombers Ever sent Over the swept Iti Over the capital and stoked up the fires that were still burning from the big thursday night raid. Today the air offensive against the continent is on by Daylight. At least three formations of British fighters roared Over the Channel toward France. Re Itne new Orleans Cotton open High Low close . 1929 1932 1921 1930 1923 mar May july Oft. Dec. May july 1909 1890 1850 1935b 1911 1393 1857 1901 1882 1850 1911 1893 1857 1935b 1904 1887 1848 1935 Chicago Rye open High Low last . 116% 116% 115% lie s 116% 115% 115% 114% 115% 115% mrs. Mary Turner Dies this Moriarty mrs. Mary Turner died at 6 15 o clock this morning at her Home 1901 West Vine Street. She was 77. Born and reared in Benton ky., she has made her Home Here i the past 28 years. Surviving mrs. Turner is Lier husband j. A. Turner of Here a son by a former marriage Doc Davis of Here a son by another previous marriage Charlie Dunn of Lilbourn mo., and a daughter mrs. Cora land of Jackson miss. Funeral services will be at 2 of clock monday afternoon at Cobb funeral Home with the Rev Bates sturdy officiating. Burial will be at Elmwood cemetery. Cobb funeral Home is in Cha a of arrangements. New York Cotton mar. May july oct. Dec. Open High Low close . 1915 1917 1906 1915 1913 1893 1897 1889 1893 1891 1870 1875 1866 1375 1863 1845 1852 1843 1851 1843 1915b 1923 192�?Tj weather Arkansas fair this aft Moon tonight and sunday warmer sunday

Search All Newspapers in Blytheville, Arkansas

Advanced Search

Search Courier

Search the Blytheville Courier News Today with a Free Trial

We want people to find what they are looking for at NewspaperArchive. We are confident that we have the newspapers that will increase the value of your family history or other historical research. With our 7-day free trial, you can view the documents you find for free.

Not Finding What You Were Looking for on This Page of The Blytheville Courier News?

People find the most success using advanced search. Try plugging in keywords, names, dates, and locations, and get matched with results from the entire collection of newspapers at NewspaperArchive!

Looking Courier

Browse Newspapers

You can also successfully find newspapers by these browse options. Explore our archives on your own!

By Location

By Location

Browse by location and discover newspapers from all across the world.

Browse by Location
By Date

By Date

Browse by date and find publications for a specific day or era.

Browse by Date
By Publication

By Publication

Browse old newspaper publications to find specific newspapers.

Browse by Publication
By Collection

By Collection

Browse our newspaper collections to learn about historical topics.

Browse by Collection