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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 21, 1934
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if .Served by United Pren VOL. XXXI—NO. 100 -'• &#: ^LYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS N ' -—-• T» *^ TUB DOMINANT NKWBPAMW OP NOKTHEAsr ARKAN8AB AKD BODTHHAOT MIBBOUjU Blytlwvllle D»Uy Newi Blythcvllle Carrier Mbslislpul Vulley Le»o>r Blythevllle ller.ld ROOSEVELT \ILYTUI':V1U,K, ARKANSAS, PUHMY, Sfil'TKMIWH 21,'1934' 82NGI/E COPIES FIVE CE. FOR END OF STRIKE Lindbergh Prisoner Firm in Denials Authorities, However, Are Satisfied They Have the Right Man NEW YORK, Sept. 21 IUPJ — A stolid thin-lipped ex-convict from Gcrmtiny today resisted the combined efforts of police and federal agents to link him with the kid- naping and murder of Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr. Weary, pnle, find at times wltli tears in his eyes, Bruno Richard Haiiptmann refused to yield—even when police confronted him with positive prool that $13.750 ol the 550.0CO Lindbergh ransom money was in his poi-scsslon. Then they battered him with questions about air imposing army of circumstances designed to connect him with the actnn! kidnaping. The money, found under a concrete floor in Haiiplirmnn's garage, has been definitely identified as part o! the Lindbergh riinsom and Dr. J. F. Condon, intermediary in the ransom negotiations, picked Hauptmann out of, a group of 15 men anil Identified him as the man to whom he gave the money. Issues Murder Warrant Meanwhile at Trenton, N. J., Gov. Harry Moore issued ft warrant calling for extradition of Hauptmann from New YovK to, New Jersey to face charges of having murdcrec the Lindbergh baby. It. appeared likely the request would be grant- .ed, •••.-.'-, In' ( the:] end—after, JJauptinam had 'stood' in the 'white 'glare o' lights, at the police —lineup ant after he had been bound - over without bail at his. arraignmcn the. police and federal agents were convinced .thai tne prisoner vril." directly involved in the planning and execution of tile most sensational crime of the century. But Hauptmarfn and his exhausted wife were as vehement ns evei In their denials of his guilt. Stand ing dazed and shaken in polici line-up Haiiptmann denied know ins lie had possessed the ransom, money and denied ever visilini the vicinity ol. the Lindbargl home in New Jersey, from whic' the in/ant was kidnaped Mnrch 1932. There were, however, significan developments In the drive of po lice to complete solution of th Lindbergh mystery—a baffling c/- which they believe Hauptmann' arrest will solve. It was significant, lor instance that whereas federal officials convinced it was a one man Jo the New York police take a dif ferent view. ^\ct A One Man Job" Chief Inspector John H, Sullivan said the_first visible break '.u llauplmann's composure came as he talked to the prisoner. His shoulders sagged after many hours ot questioning and tears ciime Into his eyes. "This was not a one man job," Sullivan said later. "Do you think Hauptmann chiseled in to get the ransom " he was asked. "Lots of things are developing rapidly,". the Inspector replied. "As ft now stands, if this man was not present at the kidnaping he liad a Hand j n n. There' others in it, however." Hauptmann will be indicted by the Bronx county grand jury lo- day or tomorrow, Asst. U. S. Ally. Andrew McCarthy announced. He said the prisoner told him he"dld not want a lawyer. Hauptmann was taken (o the Bionx county jail to await hearing on Monday. WASHINGTON, Sept. 21. (UP)— ' Hie United States liadn't gone I the gold standard the Lindbergh idnaping might have remained un- olved. .. : Lindbergh ransom money was 1" old cerliflcalts. which were called i by the treasury last year. The ppearancc of gold certificates, so .riking nowadays because of their arity, put investigators on the trail f Bruno Hauptmann. HopcweU's Prayers Answered HOPEWELL, N. J., Sept. 21. (UP) . — This hamlet, that for several lonths In 1932 was in the thoughts f millions throughout tlie world, It today that its prayers had been nswered. , | Dozens of Hopewell citizens have rayed constantly, since Charles i \ugustus Lfhdbcrgh jr. was stolen rom his crib in his parents' home our miles outside ot town, that he criminal would be caught, and punished. Prom the altars of little churches rayers have been offered once a month. ; The. townsmen today gathered In he few email public places of busl- Old Yellowback Bills Give Clue In Kidnap Case Girl Suikci « . ,, ., ,. '" "'9 falie«e uniforms customa They lire shown being servi'ti dinner ess, read tbeic newspapers avidly, stlik ers face imprisomhcnt for the duration oC the textile strike. nd quoted paragraphs to one an-^5' soldier jailers in the internment camp at Atlanta, Ga., whsrc 'they arc held on charm of linving Not once had they forsaken their iriginal conviction—that the kid- mping would not go forever im- olvcd. Curtis Delighted NORFOLK, Ta., Sept. 21. (UP)— rohn Hughes Curtis, the boat bulld- T who duped Col. Charles A.' Lhid-. lergfl into, a search .'at. sea for'hh'', itdhsjped son, today expressed "dc-l,,. . „ " lghf,\ : at>new developments In the Lhange ..UHevS ..Belter attempted to prevent workers [ram cnlerinB a cotton mill at Ncwnnu, Ga. Murdei 1 Dcieiidants Await ' Visit From Daughter, Sister ^^"S?rSS . . .,; D ' miles norlii, tiic bodies or BO orill- Death Toll of Windstorm nnd Tidal Wave Today Is In Excess of 1,000 OSAKA, Japan, July '1'i (Sulur- day) (UP)—Ofllcials concentrating a search lii/tlie O.uikit region, hard hit by a typhoon and tidal wave. said al midnight Hint the death list stood at 1,061 persons, with 3.051 Injured nnd 11)0 mining, nsldu from 200 lepers washed lo the sen. OSAKA, Japan, Sept. 21. (UP)— A typhoon and ilclnl wave Hint struck Osiiku prefecture with terrific force today cnu.icd ti3:i dealhs. mostly among school children trapped In collapsing biilldliiR-j, un ul- (Iclal report, said tonight. Tlio olllclal -<>stimnle listed 2.112 persons injured, many critically, nnd 08'missing nfler the storm. Properly damage wns estimated at '200,000.000 yeii. Tile storm, wlilch swept In from the Pacific at noon, knocked dowr tnll buildings as if (hey were match slicks,' toldcd Ihc walls nl schoo' buildings over Ihe children at their studies, avr;l washed ashore scores of vessels, some of them nvlglitnt, 1.500'tons and itiorc. •From tlie ruins of the school: Bnndils Take $50,021 From New York Bank NEW YORK. Sept. 21. (Ul>> — 'I'lirec- bandits robbed a lirnncli of tin; Cnrn Kvchimgc ijunt: mid 'fnist iroiiijiimy of $50.tai loiluy afk'i' slti'j- [isliii! the nlalit wiitehi'ian him lying lip nine finploytM us they repurU'd for w<u'k. Tlio robbers gained access to ( the bunk through n skylight. They sur- j prised Ihe wnlnhmun, John icano, I knocked him unconscious, and cou- .rental ilieniselvcs to a\vnlt arrival of IMunrd fieneliun, bank manager. As employes came through lite door Ihey were seized, ijoimil. nnd toi.wd Into a big clojct. When llciichnn aiTlwif lie was forced lo safe and tlie nibliors scooped fled In nn 1111- TD i ID .MILLS Fair, Settlement of Differences With Employers Is Promised " ' '. Three Negroes Arc Arrested Following Battle with Railroad Agent JONESflORO, Ark., Sept. 21 (UP) i —The mangled body ol nn inilden- llflcd white woman, about 35, whom officers believe was the victim of an attempted criminal • assault by three negroes, was found on the ,1! v. * IIYDi: PARK, N. Y, Sept Jl (HP)— Picskk'iU Roosevelt todaj culled on tlio lc\tll v strikers to roliiin lo llielr Job; ,A- Ills appeal was contained In''a formal itiik'muit. as> follows. 1<t i "In ' founally approving (he f'a- (porl biibmllted lo me by the • board of Inquiry loi the cotfiu textile Industiy I want to exprea j the very sincere hope that all em- ployes now out on itrllte wlVl'je'- Uirn to woik and that all tcxlfla iiiiuiiitaeliirifi.s will take bnclc em- ployes without discrimination ••*"' "Al Uic-snme lime I nm'corlfl- dent that mamilactincrs will aid- tlic yovevniucul in the carrying oul ol Ihc steps outlined: "Settlement ot the pioblcms Involved will bo rcnchcd with Die exercise ot n bplril of co-operation and fair play on both sides" Mi 1 . llaoscvelt's siutiimunt was' in support of thr report of hh special board ot Inquiry which <K& lircscirted to him u'Sterday for Frank Barnes; Hayti,'Mo., farmer; spirited out of Ulythcville after lIGHTPLIt | and his'two sons. Archie and \vll- lield in jail ing returned liqre. They were to Pro- Cure Snake Diet Claimed As Eczema TARENTCJM, Pa. (UP)-H you have eczema, go on a blacksnake diet. That's the advice of Cecil Schreckengost, Precport who invited two friends to his hone for 8 "snake fry." "Tasted Just like chicken, and believe It win help my cciema, schreckeiigost said. Sentenced for Thell" Joe Willie Mosbj. negr>, has teen fined $25 and sentenced on 30 days In Jail on a charge of petit lirceny. Albert Kemp has been clr:&r« ol soun Federal Judge' Fields. Government Has No Right to Help KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Authority of the Public Works Administration to grant funds lor the construction of municipal utilities was denied Tiuusdgy In an opinion handed down by Uniled States District Judge Albert L. Reaves. ' ' The decision was given in a case Involving a plan to construct a municipal light plant at Concordia, Mo., where (lie Missouri Public Service Co. oi>erates a plant. The city has sougftl a loan of $30,000 and ;\ Brant of 417,000 from the PWA. "It must be ruled," the opinion stated, "that the Administrator ol Public Works had no constitutional authority to aid the defendants the construction of the project ind if it were Intended by Congress to promote that character of construction work under the Industrial Recovery Act, then such purpose impinges upon constitutional inhibitions and Is invalid." Holding that the State has exclusive right to control the manufacture of .electricity, Judge Reeves said "it must follow that if Congress has no power to control the generation of electricity as In the instant case, it would have no authority lo grant aid lo the construction of a plant over which it would have no legislative authority." Ickes Nol Worried WASHINGTON.—The decision ol Federal Judge Albert L. Reeves in Kansas City holding that the PWA liad no right to grant /unds (o help bniid a municipal light plant at Concordia, Mo., is not causing Pub- .lio Works Administrator Harold L Ickcs any concern. Tr.c main question of the right to grant Federal funds to varioti bodies, stnt«3, counties and niimlcl' palltles, for such purooses as the) Hay see fit has been repeatedly up held by the United Stales Supreme Court it was said at the PWA off! s. If, this ruling by Judge Reeve nolds, then the whole billion dolla construction program or tlic PWA can be thrown out, say officials wh are skeptical of its significance Most of this construction Is alreid ancing Terms specjive .Home Stockholders of tlie Mississippi County Builc'iig and Lean association, in a meeting yesterday afternoon, amended articles of incorporation : and by-laws to permit n change from serial investment stock to 'fully paid stock. the change is being made so that the association will be in a position to make loans on . the same basis as financing institutions cooperating in the Federal Housing Administration's program, according to B. A. Lynch, secretary, who stated It will result in a material reduction in tlie cost to borrow . 11 Im'y'/oj}., chaws i brought "ack here recently. Officers, urdor In tbo.;dcath oi^lB-y^aV-. taking precnutlou :to keep tli6"trlo' old C. A, Martin, taxi-driver, looked forward anxiously today to a Sunday from their daughter visit nnd sister, Mrs. Nettie Riley. after receiving word that she had been acquitted of a charge ol obtaining money under fnlsc pretenses at Ok- lalionia City, OX-la., yeslcrilay. 'Vlie'll come Sunday sure, wllli the rest of them." the father said when told of his daughter's acquittal. A reporter had offered the prisoners a written account of Netlie's acquittal uut they had asked that it be read, explaining that they could not read: The acquittal of Mrs. Rilcy, 17, still finds the barnes family faced wilh man)*" difficulties and misfortunes. Besides the trio held here Under the new plan there will | Mrs. oeraldine Anderson, another be insurance-or shares, by the gov- daughter nnd sister, is charged with oIjtQjrjj^g t)lons y ur] [] cr false pretenses at Oklahoma City and must eminent, the same as batik deposits are now lnsiu-cd. Loans will be converted to monthly reduced loam whereby the payments will be applied iirst to the Interest for Hie month and then to Hie principal, the interest p.iyment being reduc- d and the pi-.ncipal payment in- leased each month. The monthly aymcius; however, will remain the jiaiTomiTc'rVv' ame throughout the We O f tl, c }K,rn£ under way, some of it Is complctet As the PWA Is not directly a part to Ihe Concordia suit, no action cat be taken h«e lo carry the case I a higher court. That will be up t a charge ot i^ault ana bttttry. the municipality Itself. face Irial., The wife and mother is near death al the home near Hayti. Mrs. Anderson's husband is serving a sentence at El Reno reformatory in Oklahoma on a liquor charge. It was while on the way to Ok- see the two girls and his from harm, have allowed no one to visit them and they arc looking forward with anticipation to a visit by relatives .Sunday. The oldest ,son looked forward especially, today to seeing his baby daughter: "We \vero picked up on July 15, her first birthday," Willie said, "nnd I haven't seen her or any of tlie others since. I've just written them to bring her" (referring to a letter he had asked tile turnkey to write for him). drcn and three teachers were recovered from the debris. Elsewhere throughout the prefecture the ' • TO DISMISSAL Primary Contest Will Come Before Judue Killougl , a! Osccola Tomorrow Total Offered for Refunding Now Exceeds $108,000,000 youllifuf niylhcvlllc OSCEOLA, Ark., Sept. 21.—A - hearing on the motion of Ifugli W 'H Craig, of Osccola, Democratic nom'" number of monl Hy amount on the principal and pdHr'H 6 ? 51 will1 . !U ' lom " lic;>11 3' ^milted fatally stabblnj and bsi $rt on th "rTnT ° tlU! ai "° >mt y ° Ung Marlin bsc(1Ilsc llc ref " sei1 The?e ,-n i'J f r ; to cnrr - v theln furlhcr «» ««"' «'ny Jnere \Uil be a dcfliiitc number if monthly payments without rc,- ard to the maturity uf stock. Eaco idrrower will know definitely when ic goes into a loan how many pay- nents of certain amount will have o be made to pay oir the lonn and ntcrest. lxli ™ cllls i 'Driver. In purported confes- | .Ions the 1 father and one son ad- than he had originally agreed. aroused considerable public feeling here and tlie trio, who confessed at Little Rock, were (mmea'iatsly According to Mr. Lynch, this will apcu a new opportunity to finance ionics through a home institution bus keeping the money workino in BIylhcvilie. Tlic Mississippi county Building ind Loan .issocialion, which has financed the building of several homes In Blytlm-ille. was organized in 19H. '- circuit court clerk, to dismiss the contest suit rued by Addison Smilt!, of niythcville, losing candidate, will b2 had before circuit Judge Nell Klllough here tomorrow. The hearing win begin al 10 a.m. Mr. Craig contends 20 rcs!- Baptist Church Will Welcome New Pastor Members of the First Baptist church will celebrate the arrival of their pastor, the Rev. Alfred Carpenter, Sunday with all day services. The Rev. Mr. CarpenUr has been traveling! i7i Europe, after altcnd- Cralcr I-ikr Drew 100,000 CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK. (UP) _ visitors at Crater Lake have veac.hed in excess ol 1,000 for the current vacation season. This number surpasses Insl year's figurf by 10,000. • Cotton Seed and Dancing Discussed for Rotarians of the ohlckawwba dbtrlct ot Ihe county, w'no signed the affidavit supporting Mr. Smith's charges of fraudulent and Illegal voting, in the Osceola district, are not "repulaWe citizens nor (juall- licd rlectors." Mr. Craig Is represented by J. T. Coston. A. p. Harham and G. B. Segraves of Osceola. The Blytnc- vllle firm of Harrison, Smith and Taylor is counsel for Mr. Smith. LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 21 (UP) —Approximately $6.000,000 of stnte highway and toll bridge bonds were deposited today -wllli the Arkansas bond refunding board for refunding by George A. Leary, representative of New York 'bondhqld-' ers, J. Prank Bcasley, refunding supervisor, said. These bonds bring (he amount deposited by the New York refunding committee "to npprSxun- atcly S48.000.000. The total of bonds deposited with Ihe board for refunding 8108,000,000. A committee, appointed by the joard to list tenders on bonds n'hich will be retired with $1,350,OCO now available, met this afternoon to study n list preparetl by Arthur Little, representative of St. Louis bondholders. More tha'n S8.000.000 In have been tendered to the board, Bensley said. Those offered at the lowest prices will be retired. Slate Collon unit railroad tracks, 1 1-2 miles smith of Waldcnburg today. WnldcnlniiK Is In Poinsctt county, about 25 iiillen southwest of here. , OlUcers believed the woman, i>oor- ly dressed, hart been thrown from a freight train that passed through about midnight, uoth legs were cut oft near the body and one arm was severed. The 1-oilV was dragged rtxiuta hundred yards. • :i ... . .-...,Three negroes, two of whom s 'wcrd critically Injured when shot by siicolnl agent of the rnllrowl, we., ridiiig on the .same train wllh the womnn, officers stud. •• , Negro Near Death One of the rjcgrocs, • Robert 2-1, formcr.-LoulsIona convict, ot Vlnson, La'., was 1 expected to'die. lie vvns shot through the left Inn, (he right side, and the rlglit forearm. , i 'Matthew Curler, 1C, of Slirevc- 1'ort. Ln., was shot through tile loll side and a second bullet fractured the bone In his left leg. Tlic other negro, unlilt, was nr- xcstcd find placed In jnil_ here. Guards were thrown around a local hospital where the other two were taken. ., Attacked Agent The negroes, officers said, got off tlic freight train Here mid were ordered out of the railroad yards. They climbed board Ihe train Near Paragoul'd Ihc special agent, Morris Elliott, 38, accosted Uiem as he was going from the oil 1'cacc Seems Ne»r WASHING TON, Sept al (UP)— Textile strike pence after' morn .hail two weeks of bloodshed aiii sabotage appeared imminent today ns strike lenders rushed here.for decision on the federal media lion board's peace plan H was learned nuthorltalliely lhat strike ehleftalns /dt lhat peace .was: near. ' Tlic president'^ uiioxpeoted re- tiiiest that the striken' rsfurn to work on :thc basis of the Winint board's program for adjusting problems. In, the lndustry-»aa n^etwcjj yithanl-. comm»ht at the offica' of Francis /J. Gorman, strike leader Members of the textile unions executive council were hastening here for a conference at-wnich a for-nal decision will be made. Man. 'of them are In strike areas and may not be able to reach Washington until late loniglit: * , engine to the caboose, on an Rhodes, husky and the largest of the (.lirce negroes, grabbed him, h'c said, and the others also attacked him. ife felled two of them with his pistol, Tlic woman's body was discovered by another train shortly after Treasurer Roy Leonard has been authorized lo buy bonds tendered after approval by the bond cominlllcc. GovernWnt Agents Will Speak at Bankers' Meet CHICAGO (UP)— Speakers close lo the administration will explain activllles ot government agencies In the mortgage field when the Mortgage Bankers Association meets here for Us 25lh annual convention Oct. 4 and 5. Wine Testers Back on Job at Coast Fair SACRAMENTO, Cat. (UP)— Wine testers, wno had no! participated in a public judging contest In 14 years, returned to Itielr beloved work to sample scores of wines displayed at Ihe California State Pair. The vintage section of the fair "eaturcd the first official wine con- .esls since Ihe advent of prohibl- ion. Famous dry wines of the northern coast area and sweet wines of the Inner valleys divided the honors. Members of learned about dancing at the Thursday noon ble. FOREST GHOWR. ore. (UP) — Some people will walk a long way for an education, ftank Roberts, 18, hitch-hiked from Darien, Conn., to this city In seven days, to enter Pacific University. tlie Rotary cotton seed I rector ot the National Emsrgcncy club Relief Council, is to be one of the nnd speakers, according to, George Pat- .regular meeting tcrson, secretary of the association tlle "°? cl N °-| Walker is known r-s 'the pi'«l- ! dent's lieutenant in all recovery I 1 .. B. Lyman m,aiiagcr of the ana relict projects through his po- Blytheville Cotton Oil Mill, dls- sition as executive director of the cussed colton seed and the price NEC, \vhleVi co-ordinates In the being p;ild by loc.Tj gimicrs for operation of the Home Owners that commodity, and Miss Ruth txwn Corporation, Pr.rm Credit Moreno, assistant to Miss Margnret Administration, fh» Nationjil Decov- Monut. dancing. teacher, 'gave a cry Relict Administration and sub- solo number. Iskllary bureaus. n- ns scn[ aut The negroes claimed they wore 'ii route to Steele, Mo., lo pick colton, officers related. Osceola Light Plant Loan and Grant Changed A loan and grant of $52,000 to the city ol Osceola tor Improvement of It.-, municipal light plant, approved some time ago, has been changed tb "a grant of S15.000. according to an Washington by Will Demobilize Troops , ATLANTA Qa, Sept 21 (UP) —Believing that President Roosa- wlt's personal appeal t 0 strikers and manufacturers to end the textile -strfke would produce results, Adjt. Gen. Lindley Camp today contemplated -demobilisation . of Georgia's national guard, on strike duty. . - 1 ~ The demobilization of ttio-'^lix) trosps lii Georgia Is expected to be veil under way by Monday, hc'sald Wanted in Four States for Worthless Ch'ecks P. H. Hobgood, taken into cus- ody by officers here yesterday for questioning after being louifd^hi i car parked on a side road> off Highway 61, Is wanted In - four stales for giving worthless checks officers said today. " ; ' Hobgood Is alleged to have given 51.000 check in the piirchase^of the car In which he was seller; when picked up yesterday, the check later proving bad. Previoiis- Vy he had given bid Washington, D. C., Chicago and Huntlngton, W. Va. The car waj bought at Evansvllle, Ind. Hobgood, who says he Is a st«- tistlcal worker for a rnilsay company, will be turned over to Iwl- ana authorities, it was announced' An Evansvllle auto dealer Arrived today to return the car, a large sedan. announcement at the public works a;tm(lstratlon. The change was made, it v announced, because the city !• sold bonds in private'markets nuance the project. . to Fox Terrier Most 'Versatile Musician Seeks Divorce Here SEATTLE. <up>-Mi<*ey, I year-old fox tevricr owned by Mrs. Robert White, formerly a rest-1 D. C. Read, claims lo be America's dent of Illinois, Iras filed suit under Arkansas' DO-day divorce Ia.w In chancery court here seeking a divorce from Catherine H. Willie. The plaintiff charges duserlton and charges, among oilier allegations, llvil the defendant relived to live with him because of rcll- stous differences. Reid, Evrard and Henderson, local law firm, Is counsel for the plaintiff. most versatile canine musician. The dog "plays" the piano, drums, mandolin, zither and 'a one- string chines:- instrument. He began his music lessons \\-Vtoi si:i months old, on a loy piano. Mickey handles the drums wllh small sticks clipped lo his paws. Picks ior the stringed instruments also nre slipped .on. His selections nre not always classical, but are effective, ' Brother of Mrs. Barbara ' Dies at Farmington, Mo, J. Y. Counts of Farmfngton, Mo, brother of Mrs. George W. Barham, died at his home in that city ,last night. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon. The deceased had frequently visited here as the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Barham and had broadcast over Ihe local radio station, having been well known for his violin programs. Mrs, B.irliam Kent up this morning to remain'for several days. WEATHER Arkansas—Mostly cloudy with showers in extreme.cast portion,lo* night. Saturday cloudy, possible showers, rising temperature. ," The m'axhnvim .temperature h*tt yesterday -,was 93, minimum 66, clear, according,to Samuel P< Noc- rls, official weathtr observer,

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