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World Affairs
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Hitler has taken a forward
step towards bringing war with
the United States down on his
head. At middle of the week his
submarines and battle cruisers
were reported to be off the
North Atlantic coast by several
independent sources.
Passage of the Lease-Lend
law was the death knell of his
dreams of power and empire,
for it made available to the
British the limitless wealth and
resources of the United States.
The sole hope of the Axis to j
survive is to stop the flow of ;
American planes, guns and war
supplies to England. At best an
impossibility it is not expected
that the best efforts of the
Germans will but account for a
small part of what is sent for
the English to fight with. i
During the last war exactly
the same course was followed
and no appreciable success was
produced by unresricted sub
marine warfare.
Hitler is counting1 on the Japs
to keep Uncle Sam so busy in
the Far East he will have no
time for the Atlantic problem.
The Nipponese have tried to
get a Russian Promise of hands
off while they do their part in
the German plan.
The Italians have not been
able to improve their situation.
Practically surounded *bv the
English who have dared them
to come out and light so often
the English have ceased to re
gard Mussolini as a danger at
all. It is known that the Italian
internal situation is very bad,
so bad that Hitler has had to
step in and take over almost all
authority And it is apparent
(Hitler is going to come out on
top there regardless of hbw the
war ends, for victory for Hitler
will not mean victory for Italy.
A week ago the English sent
a vast fleet of troopships to the
eastern end of the Mediterranean
sea to reinforce forces there,
reports have it that the convoy
sailed right past Italian land
forts with out drawing fire and
were not molested at all. It has
long been suspected that the
English plan would be to start a
land offensive at the same time
Hitler started his invasion try
The near million English troops j
in that quarter seem to bear the
idea out as they are being stead
ily ^augmented almost daily by
new troops arriving from near
and far colonies.
In the Far East all is abustlo.
The Japanese are all excited.
At last their dreams of power
seem near realization. By simply
keeping the English in the Far
East and the United States so
busy they will not have time to
help England at home they will
inherit the Far Eastern posses
sions of the white democracies.
So they think. By acquiring the
Far Eastern parts of the French
and English Empires neighbor
to their sphere of influence the
Japs will tread on the toes of
Uncle Sam by getting a strangle
hold on raw materials vital to
American needs. Accordingly
he has served notice that if
these valuable territories are go
ing to change hands he is g ing
to be their new owners, and it
the Japanese think they want to
argue our navy is at their door.
And with the Japanese navy
disposed of the Japanese empire
and its dreams would be a thing
of the past. Russia has nothing
but fanatic hate for Japan, one
of the fiercest hates imagnttble.
Aside from these two things
and the fact that Singapore is
Just bristling with guns and
Please turn to page two
Joe Louis To Defend Crown
Tonight For 15th Time
“If he can't hurt me, how can he
beat me?” Simon Asks
By “Hob” Greer
Portly Abe (Simple) Simon,
lever knocked off his feet in .”>0
lough battles, gave a one-man
ballyho in his own behalf over
his chances of doing the seeming
ly impossible — defeating Joe
Simon says no one believes
him, but he is convinced deep in
his heart, that he has an ex
cellent chance against the Brown
Bomber whom he meets in
Detroit’s Olympia arena tonight
at about ten olclock, scheduled
f<»r 15 rounds or less. The New
i ork challenger bases his com ic
ion on thef act that he has never
been hurt by a blow, that he
has never been tloored, and
Louis, with all his devasting
power, cannot hurt him.
Simon, stretching (> feet 1
inches and weighing 255 pounds,
has a physique to stand up
under a terrific bombardment
(so did Primo.) He has power
ful shoulders and a bulging
chest and has trained down
until not an ounce of fat is on his
frame. His hands are the largest
in fistic circles today, measuring*
14 and a half inches.
Both fighters wound up their
training Wednesday. Joe, su
premly confident of victory,
breezed through four rounds of
boxing while Abe did another
four in his camp. The champion
is entering the ring for his 13th
defense scaling 202 pounds. At
this figure, Louis will be behind
in weight count bjflbme 53 lbs.
Mrs. Maggie Crockett, GO,
died at her home Sunday after
noon following a lingering ill
ness. .. ..
Mrs. Crockett had lived at
Keystone for 21) years, coming
to this section from Wythe
county Virginia. She was a mem
ber of the Methodist church of
VVytheville. Va.
Survivors are her husband,
Will Crockett; two sons, l’reston
and Luther; one daughter, Mrs.
Mary Edwards of Keystone; one
sister, Mrs. Annie Woods, of
Shelbyville, Ky.; Four brother,
Charlie Green of Maitland,
Crockett Green yf Austinsvillo.
Virginia ; Jack Green of Radford
Va., and Early Green, also of
Austinsville. One son in law,
Ohauncey Edwards of the city.
Funeral services were held in
Mt. Chapel Baptist church with
Rev. Watkins officiating. Burial
took place at Eckman. The Kim
ball Undertaking company had
charge of arrangements.
We wish to take this means of
expressing our apreciation to all
our friends for their considera
tion and sympathy during the
illness and death of our wife
mother, Mrs. Martha (Mattie)
Thornton. Especially we thank
Kimball Undertaking company.
Rev. R. P. Johns' n, I)r. H. P.
Evans, Rev. E. G. Holcomb and
those who sent floral tributes,
furnished cars, acted as pall
bearers and those who sent cards
and telegrams of condolence.
Nathaniel Thornt )n
Miss Anna Thornton,
William J. Thornton.
»»V f * • *.
Officials Inspects
Local Coal Mines
BL/UEFIELI). — Seventeen
coal dealers from Ohio, Indiana
md Kentucky were quests of the
Kopers Coal company here Mar.
* on an inspection tour of two
of the company’s 25 mines.
The Kroup left Cincinatti
Monday evening in aspecial Pull
man car and were accompanied
by W. C. Colema, district mana
ger of the Cincinnati oflice. W.
(). Younpr and J. J. Sidebotham,
sales representatives, and H. J.
Spear, assistant general manager
( 1 sales for the Kopeprs Coal
I hey were welcomed in Blue
field by O. R Bourland, division
superintendent of the company’s
Pocahontas mines, E. Ik Burton
chief inspector, and A. F. Cast
anoli, preparation engineer.
The party inspected the Key
stone mine went to the company
club house aVlpJ«?iall for lunch,
and then visited the Carswell
! mine at Kimball.
The coal dealers who made the
trip were: Jerry Hogan, sales
manager for Westover Coal and
[ SuppLy company, Cincinnati;
j H. R. Harkins, secretary, Leon
ard Coal and Supply comany,
Dayton Ohio; J. F. Randall and
W. C. Arthur owners, R. and A.
Coal company, Dayton ; Frank
1). McCarthy, president Mc
Carthy Coal company, Dayton;
John Kraut water!, | {manager,
Ervin Coal and Coke company,
Springfield, Ohio; C. S. Golf,
manager saoker department, of
Louisville Hay, Grain and Coal
company, Louisville Ky.; and
Henry E. Long, president, Nie
woehner-Long Corporation of
Richmond, Indiana.
Numerous others made up thi;
1 balace of the party.
Goiter an Old Affliction
The goiter affliction is older than
written history. Juvenal, the Latin
poet, wrote, "Who wonders at goiter
ji the Alps?"
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Les Precieuse Club
Holds Interesting
Meeting Saturday
.... 1 ho scmi-monthl\ mooting of
(ho Los l’rooiouso olul* \\a* hold
Saturda\ afternoon. March S(h.
in ..(ho roooplinn room of (ho
\ morion n lotion huiktin^ at
.Mrs. Rosa L. Redmond and
Mrs. Nannie L. Ilou^h, hostess
Purina I ho htismoss session
final plan won* niado for lho
honolit danoo to Ik* i\• *n at lho
(’allaroma oluh tonight
Ono of tho foatnros of llu*
evening was bridge. Ilioh sooro
was won hy Mrs. Fannie Poole
and tho jruost prize 1»y Miss
Dorthula Wit hors. Tho oonsola
t ion prize wont to Mrs. I.urona
Wat linjrton.
Following tho bridge was a
Innohoon with an Irish motif.
An informal ivo talk on Iroland.
itorsporsc*d with .lokos was
jrivon hy Mrs. Ida Whittioo.
Muoh intorost was created hy an
explanation of tin* thirtoontli
chapter of Revelat ions by Mrs
Sarah II. Pa^o.
Memhors present wen*: Mes
ilamcs R. 1). Crider, 1). 'I'. Mur
ray, Mabel Carter, Lucille l)e
I.oacho, Heat rice Howard, Fan
nie Poole, Lurena ,S. Watlinpr
ton, (loldie Calhoun, Rosa L.
Redmond, Nannie L. HoujHi and
Miss Lena Watkins.
The quests of the evening
were Mesdames Sarah H. Page,
Itia Whittico, Pearl Johnson,
Latira L. Dillard and the Misses
Dorothy Brown, Cortez Purcell.
Verna Adams and Dorthula
Withers. ,
Japanese Official
Goes To See Stalin
The Japanese government
spokesman who last week was
eallod to see Hitler for the ob
vious purpose of coordinating
anti-ftnplish operations on a
world-wide scale as soon as warm
weather enables military opera
tions to be undertaken in Ku
rope, announced that he would
call on the Soviet overnment on
his way home It is expected his
purpose is to try to wangle some
sort of agreement out of Stalin
not to attack Japan if sh -*
tfoes to war apainst the demo
cracies hot h del est.
I>ors Not Fly at Nifht
About eight inches long, the mar
tin is n beautiful steel blue It is
one of the few birds that refuse to
hy at night, even when migrating.
A powcriul fl>er, it catches axects
on the v. irg.
— < itln
German Subs On
U.S. Side of Atlantic
Orman battle cruisers and
submarines have been rep <rted
on this side of the At’antic
by sources thoroughly reliable.
Ii|tern:< '»inal espionage men
independently reported that a*
least one larpe submarine was
on the way over and the sink
in).'’ of several Uritish merchant
vessels c' lse to our coasts has
lent credulence to the story.
It is known that bases for
submersible* have been secretly
built by the Ormans in the
Carribbean sea and investiga
tion is under way to ascertain
if they are operating from these
p'aces by the international neu
trality patrol.
Institute. 'five music depart
mold < T West Virginia Slate
college, T 1). Phillips, director,
presented t lit* l:i^t of this school
year's highly successful series
j «*!' recitals. Luther Kinp. tenor,
! appeared in a draniatically ren
dered program of classical soup's
ami spirituals llis phrasing, eon
trnl and interpret ion of l.o K«*\ «•
from Massencl’s famous opera
"Manon." was one of the hiph
pouts of the excniup. Handel’s
Where'er You Walk, and the
i spiritual “Crucifixion** arranged
I hv .lean Houston, Mr Kinp's
swnpathetic accompanist, was
cut husiast icall\ appluded. Se\ er
al ecores followed.
-oOo — j
llelleville Choral Knsi'mltlo
Appears at W. Ya State college
Institute. — T..h. e Helleville
Choral EnsemMe appeared at
the Tuesday morniiiK ehapel ser
viees of the West Virginia State
colleye. 'They rendered a |«md!\
applauded program of spirit uals |
and folk solids in entraneinyh
primitive rhytm.
Suit of Armor Heavy
A medieval suit of armor weighed
iO pounds or more. Sometimes the ;
headpiece alone weighed as much
as 30 pounds.
On Monday, March 24, repre
sentatives of Kappa (ianima(’hi
Debating Society, of Vir^ina
t’nion university, will journey
to West Virprina State college
where they will debate the (plos
ion "Resolved that the United
Sates and (ireat l.ritian should
Form a IVrmanent Union."
VOS I OK< fry installs
One of the newest yr icerv o!
lines, chilled fruits and veyetbles
is now available at the (\ II.
grocery The products are sold
from a special counter which
is designed solely for that use.
Keystoneifes now have on<
' f the newest advances in foo< -
distribution and preservalioi
that is fresh from the scienttic
oOo —
Visitors from Salisbury, N. t\
Mr. Anna < 'handlers and Mr-.
Mayme Donald, both <f S;i I i - -
bury N. (‘. were called here by
the death of their sister Mrs.
Mattie Thornton. They will re
main several days with t h<
Thornton family before return
iny home.
Mines Poinp I’rettv Well
Work on operations near ami
at Keystone is pretty pood now.
'Fail end of the eontraet period
, customarily sees work pick up
I when users forsee a scarcity ol
fuel due to possibility of a shut
down pending Ihe new eontraet
lamp signed.
No shut-down is expected as
both parties seem agreeable on
! tha* point. Prospects For pood i
work seem excellent for the!
| next few m nl hs.
H. D. Vaughan
Appointed To
Banking Post
II. P. ' my hail, w ulcly-known
Key st one banker was ap|>ointe<i
| Stall* Hanking < 'ommissioner by
(;.»\ rrnor .M. M. Ni t lv. to sucoeorl
\l. ('ail Andrews, .ho resumed.
Mr. Vaughan's hankh ; » .re»T
hr if an in tin* Kimball Mrs! Na
lii'iial bank, lb* resigned lo ac
cept a position in a Harlan, Kv.
bank; was tlum appointed
cashier at IVnningJUm Hap, \’a ,
after serving a short while there
risipInal to accept thr casbier
diip of tin* Krystonr Kirst Na
i ional bank.
Many prisons on learning hr
was in Keystone brought t'nrir
arrounts lirri* brrausr of t he
rrroid of friends hr made while*
at Kimball.
Whilr \\r know Krystonr is
romplimrutnl in Inning a fit i -
■rn so honornl wr sinrrrrly
r.'prrt at thr sanu* timr to losr
nrh an excellent fit i/rn.
(i \rrnor Neely certainly
i knows how to select them, wo
i ronyrat ulate so wise a governor.
-4 »l)o
ornn \u v m:iu:
Som<* t inn* ycst«*rday Spring
;iiti\ r.l ollicially and w ill) it
! apprupriatcly riuniyh. rana* r»*
lift I mm tin* r<»ld«*st wave «»t
I In* wintrr.
-oOo —
New Orleans
Teachers Start Move
For Equl Salaries
A group <>f teachers here who
.in* greatly interested in equal
zing (he salaries paid to Negro
and while teachers, are prepar
ed to initiate a teal case in the
With this idea in mind, the
focal ..group invited Thurgood
’Marshall ..special ^ninsel for
! the ..NAACI\ ..to confer with
them over the week-end and
advise them on the legal pro
cedure ..to ..obtain their objec
The New Origans teachers,
1 in planning tlfeir aefion, cf»n
ideped it he siinc(4‘s|;ful legal
a t ion of tin* NAACP in .Mary
land anil V irginia, and the legal
•ase which has already started
in the state of Florida.
They hear in mind, also, the
'act that the legislature of
South Carolina ha; agreed to
consider the eij h/rtlon of
teachers’ salaries; aid tl • '
te Ieg*js’at lire of Alabama re
cently passed a hill equalizing
minimum salaries in the state.
From this time forward, hot h
Negro and white teachers will
dart at the same minimum* in
A labania
Kites Held l or
Mrs. Mall it* Thornton
Knneral services wort* held
Sunday afternoon for Mrs. Mat
te* Thornton of Keystone. ,
Ihn ial f Unwed in Oak drove*
eemetery at Illljewell.
Mrs. Thornton bail 1 iv»-«i in
Keystone for the past 2K years.
( nniny here from Roane county
' orth Carolina. She was interest
ed in community and civic af
fairs. and was a member <f Mt.
Chape! Baptist church of Key
Rev. K. S. Holcomb, pastor of
Ashland Rsi|<tist church offic
iated at the funeral, assisted by
Rev. I,. A. Watkins.
Kimball Cndcrtaking com
pany bad charge of the funeral

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