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VOLUME XXXVII—NO. 2. T " E EOMINANT "BW8PAPKB OF NOHTriWOT ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOtmT ^ ^ * * ^ Blylhevllle Dally News . Mississippi Valley Leader^ Hlvf nni'tlln fsuiflar it I..* i "*-i tfA» ]A GIVE 'COLD ^™1^'^^ UKAN ' SAS ' TUESDAY, MARCH I!), J'MO SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS White House Sees "Peace Headlines" As "Very Empty" TO PEACE RUMORS Did They Make Fateful Decision? . March 19. (UP)—The While Homo ol'liciii) communications from Kuvope msike peace headlines .seem "very empty" anil indicated that U S olnoul information showed little basis for reports that w»"iV l " J » wnposwl an 11-point peace program. White House Secretary Stephen* ' h T. Early .siiid the reports which President lioosevell had received and analyzed failed to indicate ground either for hoping or despairing that peace will be achieved. Early did not mention tlie alleged ll«polnt German peace program specifically but It was made evident that his remarks also covered those reports. "On the basis of all authoritative reports received by this government and carefully read and analyzed by President Roosevelt, Early said there seems to be no basis in fact for reports published in London, Rome, Berlin, Paris and other capitals that, give an authoritative basis for peace or that the publication of these reports should change the opinion of newspaper readers of this country or other countries by giving them either hope for peace or causing them to despair for peace. "In other words on the basis of authoritative reports received by this government especially from would Europe, peace headlines seem to be very empty." ing that reports forwarded to the White House through official channels appeared to signify maintenance of the European stalemate. He indicated that on the basis of these reports the government saw nothing that would close the door to progress toward peace but on the other hand saw no positive specific proposals that might Improve prospects ,of, a settlement of the vrar. , , • • Suit Involving Qualifications Of County Judge Before High Court A state supreme court decision, due next Monday, determining whether a citizen, otherwise qualified, but not a licensed attorney. Is eligible to hold the ofrice of Mississippi county judge, is expected to heighten interest in the Democratic primary to be held in August. Roland Green, who has already formally announced lib candidacy for the office of county judge, is a party to t,hc suit in which tiie county is a nominal appellant in . . lll e supreme court hearing. Early apparently was indicat- The suit involving payment for YorJc Cotton May July Oct. Dec. Jan. Mar. open high low close . 1044 1052 1W4 1048 . 1021 1032 1021 1027 . 960 972 959 . . 944 955 944 - 940 942 940 . 940 B42 934 prey, close 1047 1027 969 962 953 953 940 938 936 939 New Orleans Cotton May July Oct. Dec. Jan. Mar. open high low close . 1053 1058 1053 1059 . 1030 1C42 1030 103D 977 950 060 S50 prev. 960 950 943 937 943 942 93V close 1060 1037 972 964 957 953 950 940 941-2 938 Stock Prices A. T. & T. Ain. Tobacco Anaconda Copper . Beth. Steel Chrysler Cities Service Oen'l. Elect Gen'I. Motors Int. Harvester Mont. Ward N. Y. Central North Am. Aviation Packard Phillips Radio Republic Steel — Socony Vac Studebaker Std. of N. J Texas Corp U. S. Steel 171 3-4 88 1-2 28 1-4 73 7-8 85 1-8 ssues that services rendered by Mr. Green ns special judge in a. minor matter is really a test suit lo determine the eligibility of Mr. Green, or 'laymen' In general, lo hold the ofrice'. The question of eligibility or a "layman" lo hold Ihe office has been one of considerable interest ever since passage of a. 1917 act which created the county, common pleas court and provided that the Judge of the county court .should be^judge jjf 'the. .cqmnion "plena court and at the same" time provided for legal qualifications of the common pleas judge. An amicus curlae (friend of the court) brlei, signed by a majority or the members of the Blytheville and Osceota bars, has been riled in the case. The principal plea of the brief is, in the event that the court' A two-weeks term ot the crim- shoiild hold that- a 'layman' may final division or circuit court will be county Judsfe, .Hint Us decision •' open here Monday, April 1, with Include directions ns to the status Judge Nell Klllough of Wynne pre- FK0111 FAIL IN If IR PlEfl Umvmily Trustees Hold retirement Rule Must Be Obeyed 1.1TT1J? ROCK, Mnrch ID <UP> -IViislcca or llu' University or Ar- kanwiu today refused lo ii'sclnd their decision of lust September retiring nine professors from active' duly on (he faculty effective Jimc 30, Six members of the faculty past G5 had petitioned the board thnt they be allowed to teach until llic-y reached 70. Their spokesman, Dr. David Y. Thomas, processor of history, nppcnrctl before the Inislces today to present tho)!' case. Adolf Hitler and Bcmito Mussolini conferred secretly In a railroad 'car nt the Italian-German frontier on may change the course of the European war. Shown above, in an artist's composite picture, Is the meeting of the two as It may have happened. Hitler Is nt rljjht. Constable Ousted Pending Court Trial Two Weeks Session To Be Held With Judge Ki!- lough Presiding of the common pleas court and its siding, operation. • Mr. Green Is the only candidate who has formally signified his In- '' OSCEOM. Ark., Marc.h' 19.—J. W. Slayion, of.fJoiners coiislable:'of 'McGavock' township,' -'warV'tcmliMi: . arily removed from office today by , an order or circuit court, pending ' n ,. a trial on a charge of embezzle-i Declines OUpei'SGCieas AflCl' mcnt. The order became effective U ' P IMT today. Hearing Governor may Mr. Staylon, constable tor the [Up Fnivo past eight years, is charged with L embezzlement of public funds fol- ( • lowing nudils mnde by the state ' •and county auditing departments / which were certified to Bruce Ivy, i prosecuting attorney. Bond istrict s will be tentlons or seeking the party noml- prosecutor. nation for county judge so far. > Members o! the petit Jury panel Mr. Greenjs represented by Hoi- who have been notified by the ] lawyers, sheriff's office to rejxirt on the • rust day of the term ate: "bob Grimes, H. R. Prltehard, 'Oscar Bailey, Vance Henderson and Max Logan, Blytheville; B. B. j Hodge. Lawrence Powell and E. E. Hart, Lone Oak; Otto Koehler and •1. M. Wclborn, Dell; L. T. Broom . made by the former land and Taylor, local while prosecutor Bruce Ivy and Reid and Evrard, local law rirm. represent the county. Waives Hearing On Grand Larceny Charge William Mccioud, 35, of the .Shady Grove coinm'.mlly south or •i 5-31 Manila, iv,i!ve;l preliminary hearing 38 1-4 i in municipal court today on a 53 1-2 charge ot grand larceny in connec- 55 3-8 tion with the alleged theft of a 53 trnckload of cottonseed and was 15 1-4 held to circuit court. 22 • Bond of $750 for his release pend- 3 3-1 ing trial had not been made short- 38 5-8 ly before noon. G 1-4 Hearing of his brother, Cecil Mc- 19 3-4 — - - 11 1-4 11 1-4 44 7-3 44 7-8 54 7-8 Chicaao Wheat May July open high low close 1C< 7-8 103 3-8 101 5-8 103 993-4 101 1-8 991-2 1003-4 Chicago Corn May July open 56 5S 1-2 high 501-8 563-4 lou' 553-4 561-2 close 5S1-8 563-4 Livestock EAST ST. U3UIS, III.. Mar. 19. (UPl—Hogs: 12,000—11,000 on sale Top. 5.35 170-230 Ibs., 5.25-5.35 Bulk sows, 4.15-4.75 Cattle: 3,200 Steers, 7,35-9.50 Slaughter steers, 6.75-11.50 Slaughter heifers, 6.50-10.50 Bee! cows, 5.25-6.25 Cutters and low cutters, 4.00-5.00 Twelve hours and seven minutes make a clay at the equator. This Li tho time which elapses between sunrise and sunset. Cloud. 27. of the same community, wns postponed pending further investigation by county officers, It was announced. The elder brother has confessed that he stole 1600 pounds of cotton seed ten days ago from Sellmeyer Gin Company at Boynton and sold it to the cotton oil mill at Osceoli, according to Chief Dapuly Sheriff John F. Relmnlller. Apprehension of seven men recently who. officers say, have been connected with the recent numerous cotton se.'d thefts, is b-jlieved to have partially solved R number of crimes although the campaign to arrest all connected with the thefts will be continued, officers said. Favors Enlargement Of Labor Board .WASHINGTON, Mar. 19. ( UP)-^ The house labor committee voted, 14 lo 3, today tor an amendment to the Wagner act to add two members to (he three-man national labor relations board. Chairman Mary Norton said the -ommlttce by a close vote turned down a proposal to abolish the current board and reconstitute a three-member board. This proposal, backed by a majority of the Smith committee that investigated the board, would permit the president to get rid of somo present members. ' TICKET CLBS[S FOR CITY Provided For ". ... ITV.-LUUIII, umi, ij. i. »room i _ . and A. R. Moore, Manila; Houston I Only Three Out of Six Skelton, Promised Land; H. A. ! n, c ' Crooin and Robert Lee. Leachvllle; UlljCCS G. i. Byrd, Milllgan Ridge; Hlnn ' Loflin. Huffman; j. B, Green, Boy n ton; George Bunch and Da>i Ross. Yarbro; Bob Sutton, Tomato; W. O. Galycan, Box Elder; Walter VastUnder. Lost Cane; J. J. Moore. Number Nine, j VALDOSTA, Ga., March 19 (UP) —U. S. District 'Judge Ba-scom Denver retained Jurisdiction In Gov. B. b. Rivers' contempt of court case today, basing his decision on a newspaper slory predicting the Governor would use the National Guard to prevent going to Jail. Judge Denver last nlghl refused Rivers' plea for a superseded;; (o permit appeal to the United Stales • fifth circuit court of appeals. The decision meant dial Rivers must appear before Deaver In Macon Friday lo hear Ihe court's judgment in contempt proceedings brought by ousted Highway Chairman W. I,. Miller, whose court- ordcred return to office iva.s blocked by tlie governor's guardsmen. In denying tlie plea, Deaver said that no sallslaclory reason had been advanced Tor granting the lu announcing the board's decision Clov. Carl E. Unllcy said "the premise on which Ihe petition was based Is erroneous." llu pointed oul dial Ihe trustees In 1023 approved regulations at the request of the faculty lo provide retirement pay mid (hut these regulations provided for optional re- tirchiciil of professors at the ago of 'C3 to be put Inlo elt'ccl cither by action of tlie board or Ihe one to be retired. The .board's iicllon last September was merely nu exercise nt the (icllon and Dr. Thomas' contention that he was "surprised" was Incorrect, the governor said, He added that all but three of the professors Uclni! retired will have incomes through n retirement plan In which the university nnd rhcul- ly members have shared tho ; l>ay- menls. Three who have no retirement Income did not choose to participate, according to the governor. : All retiring laculty members were made professors' emerlUis by (he board. . KOMK, Mnrch I!). (UP)— A hinli VaUttm s/jiireo lia.s reported Unit nn ll-poinl (Jonimii j)o;tc(i phut wus tlit! ln.s|iinttioti for Hit: conference nt Bi'cnnci'o between Adolf Ilidci- and Henilo Mim- sblini ycHtcrtlay ntid for tlie diplomatic activity hero by StimiKM' Welles, Uiiiled Slnle's inutcrsccrclnry of state. As n result, of the Brenncro conference, the . Informant said, Hitler now Is willing lo modify his terms, mil there was no Indlcnllou ns to how tiu- he would «o or thai tlie terms would be acceptable lo the (illlcs. Most of tho (IliiloniiiUc activity llml cun city, fieriln, I'mls and London -" Is accounted lor In this Vatican version, which, in Its chronological order. Is as follows: Only One Jury Trial Held; Term To Close This Afternoon OSCEOLA. Ark., March 10.—Tho crlm l- division of Circuit Court was to come to a close Ihls alter- wllh the sentencing or len Chamberlain Defiant, Rumors Of 11- Point Nazi "Feeler" General of the tnoiitli In Homo, Vittl- LONDON, Mar. ifl. (UP) — Prime Minister Neville Clmmbcrlniu defifiiiUy declared lodrty tlitil the allied powers nre rciidy lo meci any challenge Ijy Adolf i Filler or Benilo Mussolini and that "we arc not likely lo be di- vorlcd from Hie purpose for which ice entered tin's war." He concluded a dramatic speech by reference lo president Kobse- vcll's speech of last Saturday ' declaring Hint future uence provide for elimination uf or ujjgicMlon against small nations must ban huge nimles and promote Intci national trade! "We Imve the consciousness* that: we me righting for what cveiy riuhl intndcd dtt/cn or the world clcsirei' —for the establishment of a durable moinl pence such as that' of which Piosldent nooscvelt spoke, 1 ' mutt ineuts Welles, arriving In Berlin In the Chamberlain said, (list week of his lour, was lold by Chamberlain's acceptance of any Hitler or Gorman foreign, minister challenge by Germany or by n Jonclilin von Hibuenlrop of Hie 11- NiizJ.-Fai.cM, combination followed iw nl plan which, It wns stressed his disclosure to Ihe House of Corn- did not constlliito Germany's form- • mow lhal Ocnnnn threats at the a loriwi bill rather a "feel-| lasl moment bioke up vast allied which Welles might sound plnns to sure Finland and If neccs- • ulllcs - snry fight Getmnny <md Soviet Welles continued to Paris and London. He did not lell allied official? the plan In detail, Jest he ,,, umm ,, v ,„,• , lnHlllali , OS3 , ot o.ato a German confidence, Imt | Independence the prime ininlstei !^r"coy'«tT K z ••-'* n - umv sweden nmi Nonvn51 dlrrcrcnces between the allied and Kusjila In Northern Europe. Chaiglng the Nn^is yith full re- for Finland's . loss ,• of Oernmn viewpoints were enormous. While Welles ivns In London, Voii rUbbcnlrop cnjnc lo sec .Mussolini and Pope- Plua n.skh)K liiolr nld In a German peace movement Von niblienlvop admitted thnt he had not told Welles the, hilt,extent or concessions . that Gormnny would lunke, because Welles WiJ!hl dln- eloso Dip Informullbn to the" allies; ' Whllp conferring with M VV ,»"">- -ai Von filljteHrop ngt-ecd (o liiclftoMjfv Italy's claims iiKnInst France " had been forced by German threats to block allied plans to send 160,000 men nnd ns many more as necessary, lo aid Finland. And i he added this warning: "Nothing will or can save the neutral countries but a determination to defend themselves and join with olheis \\ho are icady to aid lUcm In llielr defense," •Tho 11-year-old prlmi minister r-chntldniied ,by<3 curies Qf German ,< '..diplomatic < fa ( s n »tl under severe on iRo'howD^poilUcttl fronl- Ck tack With ° U ° f lls i , hoth (he nnl i on . s foc lval, merely non-bclllgci- own critics Vnllcy and other points on the Fraiico-Itnllan frontier and relieve Ihe pressure on the western front. At the sumo the Vnllcnn , KOI the Impression llmt Hlller was ready to wage a "(jrcat offensive" ir his pcaco offers failed. Then Welles returned' | 0 Rome, en route home, with word that the' white men and negroes on various j allies would reject the 11-polnl pleas of guilty following one of the lightest dockets In the history of the court. Judge Nell Klllough. of Wynne, [iliin nr, he heard It. And were dc- termmcd to right, until Hltlcrism "'"s destroyed nnd Ciicclioslovnkln nml Poland ivere . restored. Welles , . Is presiding In the two day session J Ihsl saw Italian Foreign Minister In which there was but one Jury i Onleajao Clano and King Victor case which resulted In a directed j Emmanuel. He lold them his h»- verdict for the defendant. : prcsslons and repea them to an Italian ship was destroyed yesterday by a Gorman mlno." Nor did Chamberlain accept the German charges that a Nazi aerial raid on tlio British base at, Scapa, Plow had ben highly effective': '" "If the raid wns meant to be a raid on Iho fleet nt Scnpa Flon- llicn it must bo regarded as a failure," he declared. Chumlierlaln sharply answered critics who have been demanding a more vigorous war policy. "Whnn responsibility icsts on the shoulders of the government",> v he snld, "we cnniiol be hustled into" adventures which appear to us. to present smalt chnnce of' success Blytheville municipal election to ?. be held Tuesday. April 2, It was "...., .,' ( disclosed today with the passing;™".. l • S °«ler o Ihe lo «ic defend- Resolutions were being drawn up .Mussolini. Either Welles or the u ,,d much chance of' danger and this afternoon In memory of Judgi! King and Clano then urged Mnsso- j perhaps or disaster W. J. Lamb, formerly an attorney , I'nl lo see Hitler quickly nnd ask! "The lime and place for us to stiike must be decided- upon with Ihe most expert advice that we can yesterday of the "deadline" lor candidates to file for office. Doyle Henderson and George W. ,; ' (Uflrliiini are contestants for the Can Go To Examiner ;° nicc ° f municipal -judge which carries a four-year term. Roy Nelson and Percy A. Wright are candidates for the office of city attorney, which carries n two-year term. Frank Whitworlh. Charles Rhorl arc c city and No Supervisory Fee LITTLE RCCK, Ark., Mar. 19.— School boards have no authority to pay comity examiners for super- Holt ruled yesterday. The opinion went to Deputy State He referred to nn tullclc written by Leo Farrell of the Allnnta constitution quoting Rivers us planning to station several thousand guardsmen In Mncon Friday lo keep the court's sentence rrom be- court appointed a committee of A. J Orennero conference rollow- Comptroller J. Bryan Sims who said auditors had "run Into a con- ! dltion where a county examiner has been permuting or directing the school districts to Issue warrants cour ' „„ " r „„ coLlidat -, twn v rn , office for the Ilrst time. Mrs. Bill From Chattanooga, where lie was visiting, Rivers sctit word that he liad not authorized the story, explaining (hat at the time It appeared he had not completed plans !c^ai ror con)bnl)) , g llle ncl ] on n( _ M ac0! ,. lc • Farrcll, however, countered thnt rni- , lne S ( Orv was "accurate and i»\i- offlce. has been |thcltl ,; the city clerk -' Three aldermen are seeking reelection without opposition. They The attorney general cited a supreme court decision which said tlml comity treasurers net at their are: Sam C. Owens'; first ward"; own peril when they ( ay warrants Lo 5 < H. Welch, second ward- E R issued for any unauthorized pur-(Jackson, third ward ' ' ' •-"- and are personally liable to' the districts for money unlawfully paid out. Robertson Candidate For District Prosecutor LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Mar. 19.- James Robertson of Wynne, Cross county, filed tils corrupt practices pledge yesterday as a candidate for prosecuting attorney of the second Judicial district which embraces f.rnss. Crlttenden, Cralghead, Clay, Greene, Mississippi and Polnsett counties. Other candidates for the post are H. O. Partlow of Blythovllle and Marcus Fiels of Jontsboro. : Return From Meeting Held At Washington Representatives of the St. Francis Levee District nnd flood control Interests in Eastern Arkansas, Including four residents of Mississippi County, have returned from Washington, D. C., where they attended a meeting, of National Rivers and Harbors Congress and Mississippi Valley Flood Control Assocla- tion C C. Langston and John . . Meyer of Blytheville, John F. Bearden of Lcaclivllle and C. C. Low- nnco of. Driver, made tlio 'trip nlong wltli a number of otltero.' ' Mrs. P. M. Bennett, 62, Dies Monday Night ! Mrs. rjcrnie Bennett died last nlghl nl Blytheville Hospital fol- I lowing « brief Illness. She was 62. I The remains are being taken to New Albany, Miss., where funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at the- Fioasant Hill Baptist Church with burial In lhal cemetery. Born In New Albany, Mrs. Bennett came to Blylhevllle rrom lhal place 16 years ago. The family resided at 1901 West Ash street. •She U survived by her husband. P. M. Bennett; three sons, J, Roy Bennett of Water Valley. Miss., R. H. Bennett of New Albany, and Paul Bennett ol Shaw, Miss, and three daughters. Mrs. Grace Ful- griam and Miss Lula 3. Bennett of Blythevllle, and Mrs. Roy McKay of Talluhh, -La. Holt Funeral Homo la in charge, F. Biirham, J. T. C'oslon and Myron ; cd. It wns snld that Mussolini rc- Nalllng lo draw up the resolutions. ll »'ned from U IHSI night with In Ihe only jury, Lee Davis, word Hint Hitler would .delay his negro, was accused of burglary and "great, offensive" and would make grand larceny in the theft of mcr- som e concessions for peace, chandise rrom the Berry Crnln ' • resulted wWch tllc ncqulunl m<llcl Held To Poinsett Court Three negroes were each sen- On Charges Of tenccd to ten years in the state penitentiary on murder charges yesterday afternoon and this morning. command." Jesse Allen wns accused of killing another negro, Floyd Curry, on tho Victoria plantation; Leonard Grlggs or killing Willie James on the No- dcna plantation, and Midlson Britton o( killing J. n. McDonald at Pecan Point. The Pinch case, long in circuit Court In which the derendant seeks damages from Dycss Colony, Inc., for alleged Injuries received by officers chen he attempted to mnkc nn address there, wns continued. Funeral Held For Mrs. Andrew Ballue Funeral riles were held yesterday ror Mrs. Ellla Ballue, wife or Andrew T. Ballue. who died late Sunday at the family residence near Hcrmandalc. She was 30. i Death followed a lengthy Illness of tuberculosis. The Rev. J. W. Vcraon conducled the services at North Sawba Cemetery whero burial was made. Besides her husband, she Is survived by two sons, Henry and Walter Ballue, nnd two daughters, Mary Nell and Hazel Ballue. Hanna Funeral Home was in charge. . No Flood Danger Near Now In Big Lake Area There is no danger or a flood In the Big- Lake and Little River ! • s '' cUo " west of 'we unless theie , s „„ , lllllsll .,ii v llcavv raillfall dur _ ' T , , n a ur _ Isabel Delarosa, 20. and his bro- ing the remainder' of the sprlri* ther Bantcs Delarosn. 21, were held] nccordlng to John W. Meyer, eh»l^ *, - to circuit cour on charges of first degree murder after a hearing at Marked Tree today In which three other Mexicans were fined $10 , , , me end. on charges of fighting and ,,„ tlie deficiency of from 12 to - •- •--•' • four others were acquitted of charges of accessory to murder. The two Mexicans, held In jail at Harrlsburg without bond, will be tried when the criminal division of circuit court convenes in nocr for Drainage District 17 and long iccognlzzed as an'authority (lood matters. " ••'.,'.: Heavy rains, which would make 15 Inches In this section, would make .Big Lake and Little River rise rapidly but unless the heavy rains come, there Is no worry, he said. Although most floods seem to t . ,' , , \ --------- ..... /miiuu^" IIIUSL JJOOQS SeClll IO Hnrrlsmirg In May, It was announc- comc ^ .[,„ ,„,.„ SDr i n ,, tl ,- , q n s ed loday by Sheriff C T Sullivan. ?,°ood was hVlaf^pTg'and su!u- ,„ * „, , b™tH"s rjrc mer wlth „ tl ht ••„* diargcd with tho murder o Wiley Jmy t of that year u Gutierrez, 26. another Mexican, as cllt > b Mf Mc \.. er / pointed , . , the climax lo an altercation Sun- 1 Thc rlsn al B , during the , e d»y mornmB In whlcl. Gutierrez | past week is attributed to rains was stabbed o death. Although all north of , hls sec(ioll wh| , of the Mexicans Involved reside forccd the WJter Int , he , a near Victoria n southwest Missis- 1 lhc KR( ,, |s stm far sippl county, the affray took place fio0() s ^ n * -. • . , ' ' " ' In Polnsetl county near Marked Tree ns two car londs of Mexicans! c , . ., D were-'returning home from o party.-' OCtlOOl V0t6 KetUHlS "WEATORrT Te^o Be Filed Arkansas—Partly cloudy, slightly, No returns fronV any school dis- warmer In north portion tonight; tflcts m Mississippi'.County where Wednesday 'partly cloudy, warmer there were'Contests In,'the election In en st portion. Saturday have yet been filed with Memphis and vicinity—Increasing : Mrs. Thomas R. Ivy. county super- cloudineis, followed by light rains visor Wednesday, warmer tonight with,' All returns are expected to be in lowest' temperature about 40, cold- . by the end of the week, It was an- er Wednesday night and Thursday. | notinced today,

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