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BLYTHEVILLE COUKIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOLUME XXXIV—NO. 28f). BIythevllle Courier Blytheville Henld BlythevUle D«Uy News Mississippi Valley Kl-YTHKVILLti, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, FRHRUAKY 22, 191)8 BINGIJJ COPIES FIVE CENTtl FLOOD CRISIS IN SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS GHTUK TERIEL FOR SEW TIME Win Strategic City In Drive To Separate Loyalists ITENDAYE. Franco Spanish Frontier, Feb. 22. <UP)_The nationalist, forces of Generalissimo Francisco ruined town of Teruel today. Thus 0"<w more they drove a spearhead of men and steel eastward into the .^nanish loyalist territory which tiiev hope to divide into two parts and thereby isolate Madrid from Valencia and Barcelona. The insurgents had been driven out of Terue! three months ago by n surprise loyalist oflense. 'loday they won it back in one of the bloodiest battles of the war. The nationalists claimed that ./ hundreds of loyalists were slain or f captured as they attempted to escape an encircling movement of insurgent troops from the north and the south. Bloody Rear Guard Action Through the night flames tinted the skies over Teruel. Nationalists .said that the loyalists set fires as a signal for a general evacuation and that they covered the retreat with a bloody rear guard action while the main column filtered through a weak spot, in the encircling nationalist line. Fifty heavy Boston Clerk Winner Of $100,000 Award NEW YORK, Fob. 22. (UP)-S M Vansant jr., of Boston, Mass., n $35- a-wcek Inspection clerk, was named winner of first prize of $100,000 to-t day in the second Old Gold contest conducted by p. Lorillnrd company. He was one of 1,000 winners announced by Hie company rUtoi months of "analyzing and compu ing millions of answers." The other 099 winners shared! H50.000 In pr" $50,000 to (25. Where White River Broke Through Lev Senate Beats Amendment Which Would Almost Do'uble Appropriation WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 (UP) — The senate today rejected an attempt by Senator Homer T. Bone (Dem.. Wash.) to increase the administration's- $250,000,000 deficiency relief bill to $400.000.000. The Bone amendment was defeated, 22 to 53. The senate, by voice vote, defeated an amendment by Senator Frederick Hale( Rep., Me.) which would Iiave reduced to the total appropriation for WPA to $200,000. Senator "Lewis B. Schwellenbach then introduced an amendment to repeal the so-called Woodrum amendment to the 1931 relief act BUDAPEST POLICE OFFICES OF field "uns. flame throwing tanks'on the grounds that it, hampers n ,irf inn a <™i* na , M..M „,„ , „„„ WPA b yrestricting Its freedom in deciding how much to extend monthly.' and 100 airplanes blasted the 1,000- year-old Aragon city to prepare the way for the nationalist attack from the north. Recapture of Teruel marked the close of the longest and most important battle ot the entire war. Nationalists claimed to have occupied -approximately 1,100 square miles inV two months of v inter "X nationalist estimate --placed loyalist casualties in the lower Aragon, including the Teruel area, in that time at more than €0,000. They said 3,500 were killed and more' than 3,000 captured Sunday and Monday alone on the heights dominating Teruel. P SCMPIC Beauiification Program At Walker Park Also Discussed Policeman Buys "Hot" i Car, Corrects Mistake NC-RTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 22—Brother officers .of Field Sergeant Harold Hunter said yesterday they didn't know whether to Civa him a medal for the capture of nn alleged car thief or nominate liim as a candidate for a ijold braided dunce cap. Sergeant Hunter bought a "hot" automobile. He discovered his mistake before it was too late and arrested Lawrence C. Johnson of 504 Poster street.. Little Rock, and turned him over to federal authorities. Johnson was alleged to have bought the car. which he sold to Hunter, in Plans for beautifying .Walker park on Mnrcli li..when Arbor Day Is to 'K observed, and the formal launch- Ing of the 'clean-up campaign In the residential -section of Blytheville, were,discussed at the meeting Lvent Reveals Unrest In 'Europe Over Political Sil nation Thousands ot residents have been forced to move to high ground as a result of breaks In the Stephen- Kell levee on the While River, near Newport. Ark. NEA'S photographer flew over the flooded district to make this vivid shot of the high water. The picture .shows one of the .seven breaks In Ihc levee a short distance south of Newport. ' BY Hulled I'ji'ss The unrest which pervades EU- rope since Adolf Hitler's move Into Austrln wns exemplified today when Hungarian police rulitcd Nm( I'cadpimrlcrs In Budani'st announcing that they had discovered n Plot for nn .uprising 1 to seize power. It was significant, Him when ml- Icr forced Chancellor Kurt Schiiscli- nlgg of Austria to temporize with the, political dopcstevs pre•""'"-' "'" neH move would be to extend Nnzi Influence In Hungary us n preliminary to bringing Czechoslovakia under the domination of the Romc-lieilJn n.\!s. I Mcnmvhllc NeV ]i| 0 chamberlain, the realistic British prime minister moved ImporUirbnbly' to in a k o I frloiuls with Halv. refusing to wavor before the storm caused by his T""'«e. Lfwl Perth. British ambns- sndor to Italy, was ordered home for Instructions. Prance was greatly upset Will Seek Clemency For Dr. A. J. Bass LITTLE HOCK. Ark., Feb. 22— ICfforls to culnln clemency for Dr. A. J. Buss, Columbia, Mo. dentist, KcVvlnii 11 llfu sentence for <the $200.GOo life Insurance plot murder of William Robert I'e'urmun In llcnlon county In Muy, 1030, will IJB renewed Friday whin his lawyer, Hoylc (I. Chirk or Columbia, will confer with Clov. Bailey. 'Die governor announced Hint lie had agreed to give Clack nn audience but Intimated lhat It was unlikely tliat he would grant clemency, Hiiss contended thai he pleaded Biillly on the advice of Ills lawyers, wlio assured him lie would be released from tho penitentiary ns a "menial case" within a short time, mid also because lie fewcd mob violence at his trial in fien- ton county. Regional Session Of Arkansas' Municipal League -To Belfeicl'.'••-. V - Mayors and other officials of cities and towns in Cralghead, Polnsett and Mississippi counties have bene Invited to attend a regional meeting of the .'Arkansas Municipal League, held here Tuesday, March 1. William D. Hopson, director of the league, will be one al the speakers and there will be a- round table discussion. of the problems of small cities and towns. City officials will outline Inform- of the Blytheville Garden club lasj at!on to ^ Included in a manual night at'the city hall. . That interest In the two projects is . dolly increasing was evidenced in the reports given by members who ,told of expressions of other Mtizens and of their offers lo help in -the movement. Despite the wet season, which hes postponed the clean-up campaign temporarily, progress Is being made in the down town section and plans were made to have Inspections of all alleys this week. Persons having trash in the rear of their stores will be warned one time and those not complying with the for city officials and will also discuss new municipal laws and practices. . The Arkansas Municipal League, an organization for cities, was or- anteed in Fayetleville over three ears ago and now has 135 mem- er cities in the state. At these regional meetings, there an interchange of Ideas, prob- ems of administration of cities another state without the formal-1 or dlnance will be arrested, it is ity of paying for it. owners repossessed it. Its former "Noah b the Ark" Is Evangelist's Subject The Rev. T. G. Phipps, of Gideon. Mo., who is conducting an evangelistic meeting at the Church of God. will preach tonight on "Noah in the Ark." His sermons, which are being given each night at 7:30 o'clock at this church, at 116 West Cherry street wilt continue throughout this week. W€LL fill T€LL YOff BY - ece BURNS __ k There was a time when a drug store was a place where they Just sold drugs and a farm was a place where they Just raised farm produce, but of course that was before the age of what we call "economic efficiency." Not long ago one of my boy's school chums was over at the house for dinner and he was tellln' about spendln' Ills vacation on his father's farm. I says "Well, how's everything going on your dad's farm?" He says "Well, he didn't do so good with his antique shop—but he .(ust about broke even with his gas and oil." staled. Mrs. W. L. Horner, chairman of the committee named to appoint sub-members for all blocks of the residential sections, who will be In charge of efforts to have all property owners clean their yards and alleys, reported that the list is virtually complete. Tills will be announced within a short time when the campaign is formally started. That Blytheville is fast becoming "clean-up" conscious was shown In reports given by Mrs. Harry w. Haines, who spoke at a meeting of the Parent Teacher associations and J. Louis Cherry, who spoke before the school board. Miss Winnie Virgil Turner is to promote an educational campaign among student. of the elementary schools along these lines. The project to find a dumping ground for BlythevUle's trash created much attention at the meeting. Mrs. J. A. Leech reported lhat he owner of property sought had not been directly interviewed bu that steps had been taken in the matter and Loy Welch was appointed to investigate all possible place, which might be used. Arbor Day plans arc going for Tard. The school band is to b used lo advertise the project am the negroes have announced the will landscape the negro exhlbi building. Mr. Cherry, chairman, i to be assisted by every member o the club In this undertaking. Mr Leech announced that all of th 'crape myrtles reserved had bee sold and that efforts are beln made to obtain more, which will b 50 cents each. Orders will be take for these and'it will be announce whether or not they are obtains These plants are to be planted b Individual property owners and th Garden club throughout the clt B. F. Klrshner, president, ask< each member to :'bring anoth member to thu meeting next Moi day night Rates Company M Equipment Above Averagp C. L. Beachel of Omaha, Neb., luis inspected the arms and equipment and armory of company M, national guard, here and has credited the company with a rating of "above average," according . to Sergeant Paul Damon, who Is in charge i>f taker of the armory. Says High Tariffs Cripple American Farmers World Market In SACRAMENTO, Calif, Feb 22 (UP)-Secretary of Agriculture Henry-A. Wallace said today "there can be no doubt that at least a part of the present day war men- Bering is due directly to the clogging of trade. the channels of In a nation-wide radio address over the National Broadcasting company's western farm and home re discussed .and needs of cities hour, he said: nd towns, which can only be' "American agriculture emedied by legislative action, are aken up, according to Mr. Hopson. IS 10 SPEAK IRE Will Address 4-H Club Council Al Coiirthpus Thursday" ~ C. D. Ollliland, assistant state 4-H club a?ent of Arkansas, will be the principal speaker al the meeting of the • 4-H Council for ^forth Mlsslsslupl county, which is to. be held Thursday morning- at the Blytlievllle court house. He will speak on "What Othei 4-H Clubs Are Doing In Arkansas" to officers and leaders of the 19 clubs In this district In the meeting, which Is to begin at 10 o'clock and continue until noon. P. S. Lantrlo, comity agricultural agent,' will explain how lo obtain a loan to buv a registered nurei'red gilt, and Miss Corn Lee the Five "Flyimj Fortresses" Reach Chilean City On Re turn. Trip SANTIAGO, Ohlle, Feb. 22 UP) Paris without deciding on what to do beyond approving its already drafted plans for French defenses. strengthening Viscount Halifax, temporary foreign minister, assured Andre Charles Torbin. French ambassador to Lon•"«>!. that Britain's relations with Prance would not bo affected, That, however, was cold comfdrt to Prance as she saw Britain prepared to compromise with Benito Mussolini and presumably to follow It up with, concessions to Hitler. France saw"-"tlie entente'."witli Britain, which she has nursed for 20 years, In grave danger of being broken up. Coleman, ' will home tell of demonstration the financing noultry projects for 4-H members this year, which Is 'to be sponsored by the Blytheville Chamber of Commerce. T. R. Ivy, chairman of tho 4-H club basketball activities, will award the basketball trophies to contains of flie winning ( ™ms. f i" nas a • Plans for the play tournament will I Bain bv JtTn ?, n H Very !!Ule - «" n ™' ;ced by Miss Delia Puro° -" Programs, Me. chntimnn of Ihc nominee in ort Lewis Army Base, To Be West's Largest TACOMA. Wash. (UP)—A pow- rful unit in the rehabilitation of J acific coast defenses will be the 12.000,000 U. S. army air base at "ort Lewis, one of the largest mil- tan,' reservations i n the nation, rmy officers say. Tho Port Lewis base will be the argest of three provided on the west coast by the Wllcox bill jleut.-Col. Frank W. Wright, who R'ill be commander of the new oase, already lias established temporary quarters in Tacoma. Con- truction of the base U expected to tart this spring^ of self-sufficiency." j chflr(w . American farmers have geared Othei their plant to a world market is true they must adjust and keep let from Tax Books Received By Sheriff's Office plant In should not be tlle on the tir i bv ' 'club a " oalance but they skit by the Huffman club, a sc lured from their lection by the Half Moon club's of quartet, a skit by the New Liberty club, a song by the boys' quartet market merely to the tune pleasant sounding slogans. "In the past we have done everything we could through tarilL New Interpretation Of Rule By Supreme Court LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 22.— In a preccdcnl-seltln^ decision, the state supreme court held yesterday •hnl. It IMS Jurisdiction to dismiss an appeal or order forfeiture of an appeal bond In cases where a person falls to prosecute hit appeal within the six months period fixed by statute. The decision was a new Interpretation of rule seven of the court, which was interpreted in 1925 as '•• ' '••in* hlih court no authority passed overrule Andes today and landed hero on their way back to tho United states from Buonos Aires, The squadron which le.fl tho Argentine capital nt 7:23 a. in. <o. s t.) flew over Santiago at noon and headed for tho Los Cerrlllos airport where the last plane landed at. 12:05 p, m. , Tiio sixth plane was left behind In Buenos Aires for repairs-but was expected to fglbw shortly. ,; Meet Tonight To Perfect Farmers' Auction Group Pirsons Interested In the organization of a corporation to promotr the sale of livestock and farm products through auction sales at regular Intervals will meet nt the chamber of commerce office in the city hall here tonight at 7:30 o'clock at which time the organization wll' be completed. The project Is one sponsored Ihl? year by tho farm division of th>local chamber of commerce and will have a paid-in capital of not less- than $2,500. A number of Individ uals and business concerns have already purchased stock. At tonight's meeting a report wll' be heard from a committee named Red River Floods Area I Near Foreman Moii|] Oklahoma Line 'FOREMAN, Alk., Feb. 22. .(DP) I —A solid, sheet of water,' ranging! between two and a half and six! miles wide and 15 miles long I spread over l»r,d'Tn (his viclntyyl lotlny as southwest Arkansas ex-1 porlenced Us most disastrous flood I since ipos. Two drowninga were reported near hero yesterday when rescito workers were ynable to save two negro children when they were cnuijht it) the swirling-water. -•• The residents of Foreman, on .he extreme southwestern tip r ol thu slate, were caught unawares when Red river started Its rapid r lse. It went seven feet higher 'han tho weathqr bureau had exacted and broke, through !evee> to Hood lowlands almost b?fort iieoplo. coulrl "cscapo. '! Tlio water extends from acrou the Oklahoma line, seven mllM west of here, to Ogden, near tati- rtown, The Red river flooded alt land between It and Walnut B»-s •'ou, which rlvermen reported was •ictwcen IB Inches and six reet loop. Town Almost Isolated Foreman almost wo« isolated — •lay as Highway 71, between hare 'ml Texaikcma, KHS washed out, leaving only the railroad of transportation. within the period fixed tor an ap pellant to perfect his appeal. Prior to yesterday, an appellee— over appeal cases not prosecuted recently to investigate till posslblr WItUIn *>in ..r...ln*l n I r : I — i, ,. • ., .' locations Including one offered by C. H. Whistle, owner of the form"Chicago Mill site. Under the term- the person named defendant In the ° r Mr ' Whistle's proposition th- appeal—had to file his motion for I corporation would bo granted the dismissal of an appeal and for-1 use ° f the location rent free for one In seo 1^ It M. » V — .' """"iiuji i"u ruiiy an !ri« ™nM n * n egn coun - vocnl and " uilar from Armorel, i radio program by the Forty and Elcrht -?roup, The state and county tax books on which 1937 taxes, payable Sii 1938, as well as 1938 Improvement district taxes, have been extended bv the county clerk are now in the office of the sheriff and collector it was announced today The sheriff's office is ready to accept payment of taxes. Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS, II!., Feb 22 (UP)—Hogs: receipts. 10060 Top, 9.05. ' ' Heavy weights, 8.75-900 Light weights, 7.25-8.10 Bulk sows, 7.25-7,50. Cattle: receipts, 2,500 Steers, 6,76-8.85. Slaughter steers, 5.75.375 ™nM n * n could not sell to us— and nt the same time we have lamented loudly as we watched our fruit, wheat, dairy products, cotton and Inn! exports steadily shrink." Victim of Shirt Theft Spots Garment on Hobo CALEICO, Cal. (UP)— "Dfd You Ever see a shirt Walking? well I Did," might be the title of a popular song that could be appropriately written for Albert Hill. Hill was robbed of clothing, shirts and underwear. He Instituted a personal search of most of the surrounding country for His missing effects. Then, one day, he sjwtted a hobo wearing one of his best shirts. He followed the man to the local Jungles, called police and recovered one shirt. yearlings, heifers, 6.50- Mixed 7.50. Slaughter helfe r8 , 559.0 on Beef cows, 5.00-800 CutUrs and low c'utim 375-150 "Gripers" Come Into Own Af Lions Club Meeting A "gripers' meeting" led by W. J. Wundcrllch replaced the usual program of the Lion's club when it met for luncheon at the Hotel Noble today. - ; ITVJ* The president of the Lion's club, the lack of cooperation and the general conditions regarding the club were a few ot the subjects lhat entered the- discussion to be "griped" about. There was one new member, s. J. , ejections by members from Oosncll, a selection by the Dlackwatcr nuartet and a song by the girls' quartet from, Armorel. icers of tl-c council ira: J. J. McOhee, Forty aiv.l Et<?ht: G. L. Reed, Ekron. vice president; Miss Eileen Hagcn, Armorel, secretary; Miss Lola Thompson, Promised Land, treasurer; Mrs. A. R. Garner, Boynton, reporter. Etinuette Class Holds Banquet As Graduation CLEVELAND TUP) — A banquet served as the last class for 38 students in the etiquette course conducted by Mrs. Margaret Wenner at the downtown Cleveland branch of Western Reserve University. "They have behaved admirably," Mrs. Wenner beamed as the dinner ended and the students correctly wiped off daintily the last crumbs of their graduation exercises. The course had been suggested several months ago by the late Newton D. Baker. feiturc of Die appellant's appeal bond before expiration of the deadline In order for the court to act on It. The effect of the new inler- ""•etatlon will make It possible to n 'e such motions after the deadline. The change In Interpretation of rule seven was regarded oy the •vi'orlty of the court, in a 4 to 3 decision, as a safeguard against the practice of losing parties taking appeals to the high court for the sole purpose of delaying or forestalling payment of Judgments against them. Engineers Believe St. Francis Will Be Held Within Its Levees WEATHER Arkansas—Fair tonight and Wednesday, slightly warmer Wednesday Memphis and vicinity — cloudy with rising temperatures and probably rain tonight and Wednesday The maximum temperature here At a recent discussion of the proposed project It was pointed oil' "'at such a corporation would prove an Invaluable aid to farmert cf this section. Ben F. Williamson, 81, Dies At Mountain View The •allway bridge near here was re ? •orfed "alarmingly near" the ris- Ing torrent which was expected to :rcst late today. ^ A shortage of boats of thfl heaver typo was causing most trouble 'n rescue work, relief .quarters ra- iprted today, but several motor>oats,, were, being brought here 'ronr DeQUoon and ftther nearby points. ' 800 Forced Out of Homes Approxximately 800 people were orced from thejr homes when thu Ivor Inundated thousands-of acres near here. Other people still were trandcd In lowlands, being an- iblo to evacuate before the flood' "aters marooned them. At present there Is no food Miorlage, charity organizations 'era said, and tlioy expect to ro- novo Isolated refugees from all longer points by midnight. Despite 'the suddenness of the •ill-rent Inundations cattle raisers n Little River county reported 'oitay loss In livestock would be ompnratlvely light. Most cattis •nd been herded up during lha 'nmiary flood threats and hardly nore than 1,000 head of cattla vns expected to be lost. MOUNTAIN VIEW, Ark., Feb. 22 (UP)—Ben p. Williamson, 81, former slate senator, died of a heart attack at his home here today. KENNCTT, Mo., Feb. 22. (OP)— feorlv. 3iX) WPA workers were sta- lloned along the St. Francis river levee today as the flooding stream -T" n^ainsl, the dirt barriers. The workmen supplemented a company of national guardsmen from Charleston, Mo., called for service yesterday. The work of patrolling the levee was under the direction of 30 United States army engineers. Telephone lines were erected along the 50 miles of levee in Dunklin county to the engineers' office here. Engineers also were sent to the Arkansas side of the St. Francis to observe conditions there. It was believed the levee would hold the flood waters since the erst of the river is two feet less than last year when the levees cirmbled under the pounding water. '-»t and rain hindered the work of the patrols. it was believed that train service on the branch line of the Frisco Rogers, who recently moved here' yesterday WBS 39, minimum 33, railroad would be resumed tomor- from Caruthersvllle to be connected cloudy with .26 of an Inch rainfall, row. A long section of track-was with the Blytheville Motor Sales, according to Samuel F. Norrls, of-; washed out near Ronibauer,- Mo., Included in the « present, 1 fickl weather observer, I yesterday, Meanwhile the crest of the Black river moved on towards Corning. Ark. The river was expected to "h its highest point there tomorrow. Big Lake to Crest Thursday Bl^ Lake rose l.l feet overnight, onn, the ff»ine at the bridge, H miles west of here, read 146.7 this • by the army engineers and others familiar with the situation, who say that the crest should arrive by Thursday. There was a fall of l.l feet at Honers'vllle during the past 24 hours and all of tho ditches east of Kennett, between Kennett and Hay- tl, which drain Into Big Lake, fell overnight. Ditch one had a fall of 2.47 feet, Ditch Two, 1.62, Ditch Three 1.62, Ditch Four 1.67, Ditch Five 155, Ditch Sbc 1.24. The crew of 50 WPA workers, -who are ?andbae»in^ the weak spots of the levee, will be increased to 100 tomorrow,' It was announced this afternoon; This Is being done as a precautionary measure to reen- force the- levees In case of more tnln. : ... . . Arkansas, White FalHnir LITTLE ROCK, Feb. 22. (UP) -New flood threats arising In the outhwest nnd southern sec.'lons of 'rkansas today diverted attention •f relief ngencles from areas along: ho Arkansas and White rivers •hero the streams have crested lii •»ner stages and have started to" 'all. . Rising within .7 of : a.foot of the icord the Ouachta river at Cam-; 'en today apparently crested at 41.1 'et. only last rear's flood when" the •vater reached 41.8 feet surpassed -day's mark for the record 1 Sirica m The Oukchita.has risen tb iver 16 miles of laud on the east 'de of Camdcn. Between 60 and 70 • miles from ^amden to Calion is flooded. With" '.he crest apparently moving down- 'ream Calion Is expected - to be •mder water by tomorrow if the ~>uacblta continues its rapid rls'e. Mayor L. L. Lovett of Callori btalned the use of 25 box cars "rom the ^Rock island railway ompany to be used as temporary >omes for part of the town's : ciM- ens, forced to flee from the rising vaters of ths Pyachjra river. ' Ouachlto ' Rising The Ouachita at Gallon this 'oon stood at 27.9 feet'and was •tslng at the rate.of one inch ari lour. Backwaters from the river •^ad stopped operations in th? "mackover oil fields, north of it ~>orado arid It was said.the waters '-ad entered two wells. WPA workers .during the day Continued piling sandbar on the 'wees along the Arkansas In Jef- 'erson county above Pine Bluff) -vhere a crest of 29 feet was ear- lected tomorrow. Despite a rainfall last night at D at«svl1Ie and along the wateri shed of the White river, in the northeast section of the state, that stream was reported to be falling there and at Newport. . ' A crest of 29.3 feet was expect* ed on the White at Georgetown late this week. Family Keeps M»vor*I(y NORTH KINGSVTiLE, 0. (OP} —After serving four terms as mavc* of this town of 800. Mayor Lorena? T. Wetzel, 60, will reUnquiih ht» post to his son, Sterntt WeUeJ, n.

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