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Blytheville, Arkansas
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VOLUME XXXVI—NO. 302. THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTIiW ARKANSAS AND SOUTHS MTSqnt^" * T k3 Blytheville Daily News Mlsssisslppl Valley Leader Blytheville Courier Blytheville Herald DAY, MAKCH II, (<M(J SINGLE COPIES FIVE C]SNT» PEACE IN FINLAND OR GENERALCCJNFLICT One Man Killed And Another Critically Wounded;ThirdJailed A Tight at ;i private dance near Cooler, Mo Saturday night resulted in the death of one man, critical injury oi another and .serious wounding of n third who is hehi in jail on n charge of murder. Ellis Fouler, '17-year-old carpenter, is dead- Pred Forsyte, 30, WPA worker, who is at Blythevil'le hospital, IWH a bullet wound through his chest and another in his hand, and Ray Little, 32, -who told officers he shol both men two hours after Poster slashed* him severely with a knife, (5 scheduled to he given a preliminary hearing Saturday, March 1G, at Cartilhersville where he Is now in jail. All of the men reside between Cooler mid Tyler. The double shooting, wind) took place as Poster and Porsytlie were walking home from n dance at the home of Sol Lyons on the A. R. Beckhnm farm, occurred shortly after 1 o'clock yesterday morning. Poster, who'was shot in the thigh, died two hours later at his home from excessive bleeding, it is said. According to testimony offered - at the Inquest, Foster and Forsythe had gone to a dance at the Lyons residence, which was a private affair but. a number of other men ••An argument had "dropped in between Foster and Little is said to have started when Ultle refused; to allow the girl with whom he was dancing to dance with Poster. Tills led to a fight to which Poster slashed Little severely on the face and neck while Porsyllie held Little as the knife was wleicicd it is said. Bystanders broke ' up the fight and Little left the dance to have his wounds-treated. He was administered first aid by a physician at Cooler and returned to Tyler. He Is said to have met Foster and Kprsythe walking together down Ute>roid^stopping his car, : lve told officers that he, alighted. wiUv'lfts automatlB shotgun in iils hand and 'fired one shot range. at Poster at close Farmer Is Slashed By Neighbor Marvin Robinson, 38 - year - old farmer of near Leachvllle, is In a critical condition as the result of knife wouimds alleged to have been inillcted by Fat Routon, 49. farmer of the same neighborhood, who was brought to the comity jail here today. Sheriff Hale Jackson announced that Routon would be held in Jail without a formal charge placed ngainst him pending outcome of the wounded man's injuries. Preliminary hearing will b'e held later at Leachville. 'Robinson, who is at his home south of Leachvllle, Is said to have been slashed IB tlrries in the chest and arms by Routon as the climax to an argument which look place Saturday afternoon near Kisuer's Corner in the neighborhood where both men reside. Officers who made the investlga- lion said that the two men had been .friendly prior to the afTvay. Robinson/who is employed by Ron-, ton oil his farm, lias'oive cuO which pejietratel a lung."'•'... " '.•"," Foster is said to have fallen ,„ the road and IJttle,: turned the gun on Forsythe and pulled the-trigger but the gun jammed and. failed to fire.' He stepped back to the car, obtained a pistol and fired at Forsythe, one shot entering Ills upper left chest and one shot entering, one of his hands. Forsythe leaped i across a road ditch and hid in the darkness. i Hollowing the shooting. Little' drove to Uie home of Magistrate P. J. Gestring, and when the justice of the peace answered the Ellis knock said: "I have killed Foster and Freddie Forsythe. You will find their bodies doivn there on the road through Tyler. I'm ready to go to jail. Do you want to go in my car or in yours?" Tne magistrate - stated at the inquest that his own Investigation of the shooting revealed that Little's automobile was driven by some one else during the shooting; that as the car left the scene of the crime, Little was seen riding on the running board. He also stated that he had the names of two eye witnesses of the shooting. Funeral riles for Foster held Second Serious One In Community Within Five Weeks : Sheriff Hale Jackson today was investigating a mysterious fire which destroyed a church at ths Floodway community in western Mississippi county, 22 miles soulh- wesl ol Blytheville, about midnight last night. This was the second serious fire j at Floodway In five weeks and of- I ficers said evidence of gasoline j around Ihe church indicaletl that last night's blaze might be of in- rendlary origin. Over a mouth ago three persons were seriously burned in a fire which swept the little business sec- sill be I tic " " f " le flirmill s community. ~it_...>.._! destroying a combination store mid residence, a dance hall, brer place. sometime Tuesday following the arrival of a son Ralph Foster I' L ' ;> "'' L1 " LX '' ;l " ulu:c ntt ". wer place, ... ..i.nUceJo, towa. He is also sur- ! whlskc V slore and another general j \ ivid by his wife, Mrs. Bessie Miller • '""cliandise store at a total loss i end two other sons, Miller Foster j cl Bboul S4 ' 500 Jerry Foster, «-ho Tlie church which burned last night was described in reirorts as ci' Hayti, and lives at home; Little, who Is the son of Jess Little, extensive landowner of Pcmlscot County, Is a dragline o," - n "Presbyterian" church, "but the Rev. James A. Ovcrholser of Bly- thevillc said there are only three! churches in Mississippi county nf-' oiler. Held In jail without bond lie S h !", cl ' es .'" M'^sslppi county nf- is charged with the murder of Fos- fihalcd wlt)l lhc gcnc . ral assembly i ter and tentatively charged with, 0 ,' ,,, Soutftern 'Presbyterian assault with intent to kill in thc chllrd >' lhe churches of Blythcville, Forsvthe Osccola and Bassctt. The Itcv. Mr of Forsythe. .At thc Inquest, conducled by Jack Kelley of Hayti, the jury returned a verdict that Foster died of gunshot wounds inflicted by Little bul made no recommendations. Testimony given at the inquest conflicted with that which officers announced after the investigation as lo who was dancing with Little and words which led to the cutting but both reports were that Foster and Forsythe "sided" against Little. Forsythe, who was resting very well eai-ly this afternoon, is thc father of four young children. Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS. Mar. U (OP) -Hogs 20,200-19,000 on sale, Top 5.55 170-230 Ibs., 5.25-5.35 HO-160 Ibs., 4.25-4.75 Bulk sows, 4.00-4.50 Cattle 4000 * Steers 6.80-8.85 Slaughter steers 6.75-11.50 Slaughter heifers 6.50-10.50 Beef cows 5.25-6.25 Cutters & low cullers 3.75-5.00 Ovcrholser was of the opinion that the Floodway church \vns one which served all denominations of the community, but which might have been aided by the nalionnl mission board of the Northern Presbyterian church. Olliccrs said that the Rev. Mr Threlkeld was pastor of the Floodway church and that the last service had been conducted there Sunday afternoon at 2:30. The building was said to have been insured for $1000. Would Build Camps In Arkansas, Oklahoma, Instead Of California WASHINGTON, Mar. 11. |UI>>— California congressmen opposed lo construction of federal migrant camps loday proposed creation of reclamation and housing projects in Arkansas and Oklahoma as a solution lo the migratory labov problem. Represent alive Alfred J.'Elliott <Dem,, Calif.), who snld he spoke for halt of the California congressional delegation, said California's problem could not be solved by migrant camp construction "because it makes California too attractive." He proposed creation of projects in the home stales of lhc "Arkles" and "Okies", which would Induce migrants lo leave California mid influence others not to come. Elliott favored a resolution .sponsored by Representative John Tolau (Dem., Calif.) to Investigate "Intor- jtatc migration of destitute citizens" but thought there was little chance of successfully opposing construction of camps planned for two California elite;. This week he plans to Introduce a bill to divert some of the funds .or camp construction lo the support of school districts in which the camps will be located. "It does no good'to build migrant camps," he said, "because that merely draws lit more out of state workers. They come because California pays higher wages and higher relief and has better social benefits Ihnn other, states. They know they will be taken care of. Whole communities from Oklahoma, Arkansas and other slates Dick-up and lea<"e v 'bpciius(f ! their, Brothers or .uncles or friends UT||C Ihetii Hint they can get taken :are of in California'. There nre :liousands upon Ihousnnds of them and you couldn't build enough migrant camps to take care of them all. "But if their land wasn't depleted so they couldn't make a living and f they had decent places to live it home most of them wouldn't eave. That Is Ihe thing to get at. I Once a program of reclamation nnd housing providing many Jobs Is. started ami It became known among Hie migrants a lot of them . would leave California." I Boy, Struck By Car, Escapes Serious injury OSCEOLA. Ark.. March 1!.—, Bobby Gore, three-year-old son of I Mr. ami Mrs. Carl Gore of this city, narrowly escaped death or serious Injury when knocked down by an automobile driven by Mrs. Douglas Edrington on Hale Avenue. Osceola main slrccl, at Hie peak hour of traffic about four o'clock Saturday afternoon. Thc child is thought to Have broken loose from his molher and to have walked in front of the car as (hey were crossing lilt slrect in front of the Gem theatre as theatre, crowds were leaving after thc matinee. Owing to tin: fact thai traffic was congested and (he Edrington car was driving nbotU 10 miles per hour accounts for (he minor Injuries. Bobuy received cu(s on the forehead and behind the ear, numerous bruises and sciatciics on thc body. l!c was administered serum Sunday by his physician. l\> Present Finnish Fund Program AI Roxy Tonight No one will be usked to contflb- «le any money at ihe molloji pic- lure show and Informal lecliini'to be presented at Iho.Hoxy Thenier tonight when a Irnvplouue of Flu- land. In color, will be presented 1 by II. Cnnricld. world-known lecturer who will speak briefly of this country and the Russian Invasion, and ,Miss Kail llaapkyhi, Finland's representative lo the New York World's inii, wll loll of her country as she displays colorful cbs- liimes of thai. land. , • I'raccods of the special coulribu- | lion tlckcls sold m $5 cadi by coin- imitk'cs. and the 25 and 35 cents i-enernl admission tickets to be sold at the (heater will igo (he Finnish Relief in a special tllive In Mississippi County to augment tunds already .win, |u( 0 headniiar- lers by Individuals, It was announced loday by the committee In charge. Expenses of the project have been kept at n minimum The theater is being donated by Mr. and Mrs. O. W. McCulchcn, oivn- ' era; the employes are giving Iheir services; Mr. cook canceled his series of lectures In the Ilolnrv Club Institute of International Understanding, and Miss Haapkvla Is conlribullng hev time In this cause to aid Ihe people of Finland. The travelogue, talks and displays will make up the one hour and forty-five minutes program which will besln promptly at 7:30 o'clock, Mr. Cook announced upon Ills arrival this morning from Urowling Green, Ky. This will lie the fourth of a series of performances which will take the pair inlo nil parts of the United States, Including (he far west. From here they go lo Chicago for live performances beginning tomorrow afternoon. Questioned loday up lus arrival as to why lie .selected Ulytheyllle as one of the cities he would "ask lo visit since Itw as the smallest selected, he replied "When I wax :iei'C on the Rotary Club lecture"/! noticed many tilings and afler Visiting Ihe leading cities am) (owns of Arkansas I have decided Hint Blytheville Is the liveliest town In the stale and wanted to come back." The many people of this section who have never seen a native of Finland will be charmed wllti Miss HMpkylii. A blonde beauty of '1'j ."•MIS, wltli n flRiive and face of n mil of about 18, Mis,s lluapkyln spi'iiks English with an accent but Tin-Hi Is u heroic loo); in her face when (hi- i>'innlsh Invasion w mentioned. Although her iffl- yi'iti'-otd duller, iielno llaapklya— (IIIIKMIS architect-—wns roci-iilly Hi wounded while ilKhtitiK in ||,o Iroiit )ini>.<[ nnd .she doesn't know win-™ he is or how he Is Turing; iiltlioiigli her only brother Is In Dip navy, and her mother "lone at home In Helsinki, Miss . Isn't going to cry about it und lake Uie flM hoat home, "Of course I want lo go home. I could do sainedilng even If 1 am :i wonmn. Hut I am lold i can do more over here by raising money mid so (hat Is Ihe only reason why 1 slay." she explained with a smile. "Fur 22 years we've expected Russia lo sweep us out and (he ton- slon IKI.S- been very bad." she said In discussing the Finnish Win-. "Pear of our lives hns been lusltllPd in us Jusl ii.v lite will to fight to Ihe finish and we will I People nre helpliijj-pvon Nature gave us the most severe vdnlcr In six years to help us along until oilier countries became Interested In our plight," she willed. Miss Hapkyla doesn't like (he Idea of ucggliig; money for her Finland and 11 was she who asked Dial no donations be solicited from the platform. !'If they want lo give we nre so very happy lo have H for my country needs so much but, plM.ic, don't embarrass any kind Americans by begf-lng In front of a Finnish citl/en," she 'asked. This Is her first trip south after having spent ..the duration of the fair at the travel booth of the Finland exposition. Formerly in thc tourist bureau at Lapland, In the Arctic ocean for the past three years, Miss -Haupkylii has' been (IK vl(llng her lime between'.consular' work nnd io'iirlst buicaii Work In Now Vork .since the fair closed. "Money Is .sorely needed In Flu- land because even If she loses the struggle there will bo great need for funds lo relieve the ticule suffering her Innocent people wll) have to endure wherever they HIT, Mr. Cook remarked, New York Cotton Mar. May Jul. Get. Dec. Jnn. I'rev. open high low close close 1094 1095 1935 1092 1098 1071 1074 1067 1071 1077 1038 1040 1034 1033 10-10 684 3S6 083 989 3ai 077 97i 963 072 974 909 97Cr 969 970 970 Carmi Man To Seek Legislative Post Now Held By Wooclrow Htitton i The Blytheville Courier News was formally authorized today by J. Lee Beardcn of Caiml, farm community three miles south of Leachville, to announce his cnndiducy for one of the three scats In '.he stale house of representatives to which Mississippi county Is entitled. Mr. Beardcn will seek the office now held by Woodrotv ilutton of Manila, subject (o Ihe action of (he voters In Ihe August Democratic primary. Under the broad provisions of Ihe nm-oll primary constitulional amendment and Democratic party rules each candl- date must designate which of Ihe three posts he will seek. Mr. Bcarden Is a farmer nnd gin operator and has lived In Ihe Leachville section for the past 15 years. He graduated from the Leachville high school In 1926. Mr. Bearden's friends stale that he is well qualified and thoroushly capable of represenllng Mississippi county in the legislature. Ho said -he had no elaborate promises lo make but would be "on the job" it elected and always ready to serve the county's best interests. New Orleans Cotton Names Committee To Advise With Council James Terry president of the local Chamber of Commerce, today announced thc appointment of an advisory committee ot that organization to consult with Mayor W. M. Williams and members of the city council on city affairs whenever such consultation is' dc- sired. • . * Members of the committee are: mint' Sr " Ch ' chalr man: Sam H. Williams, E. B. Estes we Hig ginson. E.;D;Ferguson', Cecil Shnnc and J. A. Leech. i Mar. May Jul. Oct. Dec. Jan. Prcv. opetv high low close close 1102 1104 1087 1082 1107 1082 1082 1076 1081 1087 1045 1050 1045 1017 1053 984 990 984 980 072 916 971 916 968 971 068 911 089 976 07! May July Chicago Wheal • open high low c j osc 1033-4 1043-8 1033-4 10U-4 1021-4 1021-4 1015-8 1021-4 Chicago Corn . • .open 'high l ow '- c | ose May .,. 56.1-^.583.4 543-8 505-8 July 571-4 571-2 571-8 573-8 Highway 61 Curve Will Be Improved Assurances have been received from W. w. Mitchell, slate highway department engineer, that thc curve on Highway No. 61 north ot Blylhcvllie, known as Klutz's curve, will undergo alteration soon, It was announced today by James Terry, president of the Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Mitchell Is said to have informed chamber of commerce officials that changes necessary to reduce the long existing traffic hazard at the curve will be undertaken soon. H was Indicated that this would likely include changes to make thc curve more gradual, including probable re-altgnment of thc drainage canal bridge at the curve and lengthening of the sweep of the curve and banking of Iho curve. Orders Autopsy After Death Of Student Neophyte COLUMBIA. Mo.. March ll.-Ac- cldontal suffocation In bed caused the death yesterday of Hubert L Spake Jr., 21. University of Missouri sophomore, Coroner w. B. ToaJson said nfler an autopsy Spnke WIM itilllnted Snlui-day night Into nn organization not recomtlned on the campus. Fraternity brothers at (he Kiippa Sigma fraternity house believed the youth unconscious when (hey tried lo mrnken him Sunday morning. He was taken to thc University hospital where Dr. Dan o. stlne iali) liu hnd died sometime after —?-f) '"'• wllp " ' lc ' la d retiicd. Thc coroner ordered Ui» autopsy n/ter he was unable lo determine thc cause of his death. Several spots on the body had been palmed with -antiseptic, but fraternity brothers said It had bei.-n applied at the initiation Saturday night. Spnke lived In Kansas City. HJUCHBIIUS 7 Tractor Salesman Hurt When Auto Overturns Donald Aycock, tractor salesman . for Phillips Motor company, was' Injured when 11 car In U'hicli he j vest of thc Dig (. Controversial S u b j ", c t Dropped Temporarily for Otlw Major Proposals WASHINGTON, March II (UP) —A senate filibuster sldclriioks controversial amendments to iht- llalch "Clean Ptillllcs" bill lodny i of debate over pollllcally po- (ent measures liuu will be major Issues of Ihe presidential clccllon campainn. Unyielding opposition of an odd mixture of Now Dcul and conservative Democrats wll force Iho senate (o lay aside lhc proposal of Sen. Carl A, Hatch, (Uctn., N M ) prohibiting- political activity of slnto employes paid with' federal funds, to make way for consider- bill"" ° f tllC 1 ' 1 "'' 1 " A l )ni '°l >1 ' ta "°» A week of debute on the Hatch ncmlmenl-s resulted only In successful defense by Mutch of his original net ngnlnsl attempts to repeal the ban on political ncllvtty by federal employes mid n split uniting ncmocralu! senators Unit caused Ihelr leader, Alben W. llarkley. (o oiler lo resign, Thc row over thc Ilnlch bill, however, may be only the prelude to louder and longer debates as congress, after two and one-half months, lilts li s s i,,-ldo with logls- lalion pending on lhc farm and reciprocal (rude programs, amendments lo the National Labor Re- ludons act and proposals to eliminate certain questions from tho HMO census. The Immediate schedule In the house and senate Includes:.. s - i: Government by the Kciialu of final action oivllio Hutch bill atler it voles : ot 2 p. M., today oh n ponding n»|cn<lincnt by Sen. I'ron- M. Hrowit, (Dem., Mich) (o prohibit political activity of any person having a "profit contact" with tho government. 2, Opening senate debute on tho m2,iie<l,oui) ugi'lciillmc depnrliixml appropriation bill In which Hie senate appropriations committee added $309,703,584 lo ht>-i.w-fipprov- cd estimates. Economy ndvocnles seek to cut appropriations to preserve savings already made In oilier money bills at this session. 3. Senate consideration after issage or the rann bill of HIP house-approved bill lo extend thc administration's reciprocal trade program for three years, Wcalern senators seek approval of an amendment to allow senate ratification of agreements. 1 House labor committee meeting Wednesday lo consider Wagner net amendments proposed by a sticclal committee Invcsllgalliig the National Labor Relations Hoard. Advocates of uinnedmciiUi claim (hey are ready (o discharge the committee by petition should it full -to report amendments (o (he house for debate wllhln 30 days. 5. Hovlvnl of thc battle of the census tomorrow when the Senate Commerce Committee meets to consider a rcsolullon by Sen. Charles W. Tobcy, tr;cp., N. H.) to eliminate from the 1340 census questions pertaining to Individual incomes. Vlcp-Prcsldent John N. Garner has Joined the forcc.s opposing tin- questions, having told (rlcnds llmt he believes they con- stlluie "prying." Hatch admitted defeat for (he present on his bill, bul predicted 11 would be taken up ngain after thc farm nnd reciprocal trade bills arc disposed of and that "it will pass before this sc.vslon ends," He refused lo charge directly that his opponents, led by Sens. Sherman 13. Mlnton, <Detn., Ind.) and Scott W. Lucas, (Dem., nij a filibuster. All Europe Is On 'Qui Vive 1 ; Allies' Hopes Are In Peril NK\V YORK, March II. yet bfion romtluxl liciwoc-n Hiis.siiui mid Finnish IIHKO- tittlors in Alascnw, Kinnish Koi'oiijn lUini.slor V. A. Tnu- ~- n -- , , !u!l ' l()l( l !•'>« United Press by tuillS-Allnnlie IcIonllOllO fl'0111 miHsion still is in Moscow, lie said. Tanner said at 1:45 p.m. thai lhc pence ncgolludons wore pro ceeding In Moscow and until s u? 10 was driving the car at the lime of thc accident «as unhurt. Mr, Aycock received emergency treatment at Walls Hospital following the accident. He was cut on the hand and forehead, but his condition was not regarded as serious and he did not remain In the hospital. According to rejwrt.s the negro driver of the car lost control of the machine when something went wrong with the steering gear and the car lurncd over into a ditch which had several feel of water In It. Change Would Be Bad If the sun were slightly farther r closer, than It now Is, His a « so cxa ling t a v crj . slight change in the amount of heat, air, and moisture on snuff out his HCC. (he hard feelings predpitalcd by dial fight may crop up again as senate economy acjvocales seek reductions In farm appropriations. Chairman Richard B. Russell, (Dctn.. Go.) of the appropriations subcommittee In charge of the | farm bill will move to begin de- jbate on It as soon as thc senate votes on Brown's Hatch bill amendment. The farm bill fight will at concentrated on those Items that Iho subcommittee added — principally $212,000.000 for farm parity payments—and which wiped out the savings already made In other bills this session, Senate addition of more than $300,000,000 to tho farm bill would bring an abrupt halt to I the economy drive In both the sen- jate and ' President liuvc been concluded nil reports us to terms should be regarded as merely rumors aiilurdny Tnnncr lold the United I'tcss by trims-Atlantic (deplume Hint In- cxppclwl n decision for c0 " 11 " 1 "' 11 or pence "by MOII- day or Tuesday." "Has nn iiKici-mcnl been reached by Iho negotiators In Moscow?" he was naked loday. "No, not By United rrc«» -;• The wnr in Finland 'miiy end .soon ami present the Air lierl powers with yi'avc ne\y problems i n their conflict Jitrainst Germany. •••$. All infonnnlion' scoping iliroiig!) « censorship blackout of (li-spiitchca from ScaVf- diimvin, Finland and Soviet ' 5 '" '," s Ihe "The premier and tho mission .ire In Moscow," lie snld. Tanner said Hint flghllng con- on all Klnnlsh fronts and iiKlicfiled" unofficially thai progress had been made toward peace as result of negotiations at Moscow. The next 24 hows nW tell the story. It was reported that the negotiations were' being held at thc American embassy -In Moscow Copenhagen newspapeis lepoiled (hut Finnish Premier Rlsto R>tl had agreed lo much modified So. ylet terms and was flying bsck'lo Helsinki lo seek parllamenlaiy ap- I proval of a program making lerrl I lorla' '•- l>0 relleriUtxl Unit concessions to 1 ' •, mV "' B n " 1 ' lll<1 ' s tmpo, n ,mhsion nnd imval uases , ,T" C '' C " art " 1 ' lcrra? ttollla P'P uvltl ° 01 ' R , '.f«f« international Kunrnnlcc of Finnish Independence to nvolil Iho fain of Czechoslovakia. Those 'reports remained to lie onfirmed officially rinnish For' would tor respond wllh sources." continue If lhc Moscow negotiators did not obtain Russian lurms ac- ciiDlalile lo Finland. He declined lo comment on the umiaunccmciU In Ihe House ol Commons by Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain today lhal If Finland Britain would available relic said the procedure of dealing with Russian terms in Finland would have .to ,awi)ll word -from thc mission in koncoW as to whnt Russian teims could, be obtained. He Indicated (lint (he mission cither could reject Russian proposals or return with tcrius to be considered by the cabinet and Iho Finnish imrllnmcnl as (o n decision rmniei merely said: ; "Maybe lomorrow. 1 ' Denies Petition To Reconsider Recent Chiropractor Exam Ruling 1-,1'ITIjE ROCK, Mnr. 11 (UP) — A rehearing pcllllon hied in behalf of chiropractors seeking licenses wll hout taking (ho basic sciences ixnmlnallon as required by recent Arkansas legislation was denied "y (he state supreme court today. M. L. Kvnns and C. R. Ernest «m«lit licenses without the examination (he court pointed out (hat Hie previous decision had dismissed their complaints far want of equity. The tribunal affirmed an I/ard ounly chancery court decision dc- nyliig I. E. Bnrksdale damages ngalrwt thc silica products company for siloclsls allegedly cou- truclcd while working In mines spcralcd by (lie company. Barksdalc contended the company did not tlnlsh proper respirators. Thc high com held llmt he assumed thc risk of contracting the occupational disease when he work- d without proper equipment know- Inly. The appeal of lhc Miller county Icvcc district No. Two atlacklng constitutionality of an acl of tne 1938 legislature was denied and direction made for the lower court to determine the Issue. Thc Icvce dtslricl sought to have because (t changed thc date for delivery of delinquent lists by the lo Ihe chancery court thus elfin Minister'A. V. limner at Helsinki warned that many reports circulated abroad. There also ivns ihe question of whether tlic Finnish parliament and especially thc Finnish forces would accept the ,,..,„, Many developments In the «e<a 24 hcmvs might interrupt the ncgo tuitions which have foiled even lo hull the sovcro Ilghllng on Ihe Karuliiui Isthmus; and ea-itcin (routs where tho.V'jnns today ic- ported .ojiplhcr 1,000 Russians had been slain, •:,,•'• t _ ^Biil If there Is lo be a lompio inisb. peace:, ln"the Far Northern war It is obvious that-ill rrtiusl be made now. Otherwise H will oe n victor's pi-ace ,wlien one side or (he oilier is c.xh'ausled k . On the basis of'ind-,1 disi i i , from- Scandinavia . the prosjiects seemed favorable but neutral' ob"servers pointed out thai the >.an- dlcuvlnns arc cspcclailj eager for .1 settlement and (hat (ho (rue slu nation mlghl bo distorted. If (lie negotiations succeed however It will bo a .severe blow to (he Allied powers, as Indicated b.\ i iitaieiiitnt loday by Biltlsh Pi line ivunlster Neville Chamborlaln. He snld the Allies «cie read> to • lid Finland with a :llthcir resource.', but lhal Finland had not appealed, for such aid. ti at the in the Fnr Nortfj wculd bo a severe blow for the Allies. Some military eviKils a., lleve It might even be of Importance In the western diiFul pcan- wnr for it 'would op"ii thu danger of German and Russian domination of Scandinavia, relieve Hie Reich of any fear that tin, Allies, lalcr might attack from thc .•loiili and permit tho Soviets 'lb dcvole themselves lo provl Ing sap- plle.s lhal might embte Gernvny to break U-.o Amen clu..<ude. Stock Prices A, T. & T Anaconda , Copper lielh. Steel Chrysler Cities Service Joca Cola Gen'! Elect Gen'l Motors Int. Harvester Mont. Ward a. Y. central North Am. Aviation Packard ' Phillips rlacllo Republic Steel Gocony Vac. V Studebakcr . ' » • «• . delaying collections and causing the I Texas Corp. . , of . J. district (o defalcation bond Inlcr- isls payment of about $300 a year. The tribunal held lhal because tne levee district was formed by a special legislative ncl provisions of the acl did not nnd could not at- > Icct any rights of the legislature .,..,„ ~ whlch created the district i NrA NILA, Ark New Theater, Acrobatic Taxi Man Faces Court Charges' MEMPHIS, TCIUI., i March II. (UP)—Orga V. Craig, 27-year-old lax! driver, was charged with reck- 174 1-2 »9 1-1 90 1-4 76 1-4 85 5-8 4 3-8 120 1-2 39' 54 \ 55 1-2 54 5-8 16 1-4 25 ' 4 39 5 5-8 21 , . 11 3-8 . 1! 1-2 43 7-8 •45 U. S. Steel 57 7-8 Caraway Theater Burns On Saturday March 11.—The — .... Caraway, Ark., burned at noon Saturday at an estimated loss of $3500. * WEATHER Arkansas — Rain tonight and Tuesday, not change Hi tern- avold rt t today afer Ils cab 105 fC , 0t ' tumed ««•-««»«*» and vtanll»-«aln to- ' ^ n ' <;r f!' I 'f' "" " CUrb ; ni3hl * n< ? T"^ay, becoming mod- pole \ anft « ale w h ^vy Tuesday, not much

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