The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 11, 1930 · Page 1
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Served by the United Press BLYTHEVILLE 1ER THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NOKTHM3T ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI HOMEEDIIION VOL. XXVII—No. 99 Blythevtlle Courier, BlythevUle Dally News, JilythevUle Herald, MissHtlptl Valley Leader. 1 BLYTIIEVILLE, ARKANSAS. FRIDAY, JULY 11, 1930 /8WQLE COPIES FIVE CENTS '-V — . i. _ • •_. • ;— j.'.^.V-.- .A. -,-.—-~— ™ •—-•• - • :••—••"•'••.;_;•_—r.1.. —- " ' • ' .——_—" __. , : : __-. ^^_ — - . . • • f»-- •««« vv* JJLJU f. 1 1 Y Ji VyCUP) ,10 • > HOOVER REFUSES TREATY DOCUMENTS Blylhevi|le - .a n d Entire Country Continues to Swelter Under Heal. ' At 3:15 o'clock today Ihe official government thermometer here reg- istereil 1M'/.- degrees after climbing from 103 since 2 o'clock. This maximum totaled yesterday's record when the thermometer hovered between IfM and 104V4 for several hours late in the afternoon. The coolest period in the past 24 hours was at 4:30 o'clock this morning when it was 78 degrees. The mercury has climbed steadily since that hour and it is believed may reach 105 or more before the sun goes' down today. CHICAGO, July 11 (UP) — The mid-west sizzled; again tcday under a sun that had beaten down relentlessly for almost a week and predictions were that temperatures from Canada to the gulf again would nutter around the 100 dc- Biee mark. The Chicago area, protected by breezes from Lake Michigan, was reasonably cool, but throughout the remainder of the mid-west and south the heat wave already had claimed many lives and continued with no promise of relief. Thousands of persons sought icmporary relief in the lakes and streams and 58 drownings had been reported. Besides these deaths, all attributed to the heat wave, 31 persons were reported os having ..succumbed to the heat itself and one man died as an indirect result of sunburn. The government weather bureau here indicated that in the northern half of tho continent the wave •.was breaking up gradually but no relief was promised for other areas. Peggy Joyce Has Alabama Rival in Game of Hearts One Death in Arkansas LITTLE ROCK, July 11 (UP) — Arkansas faced another day of unbearable heat and crop destroying weather today. No promise is made of abatement of terrific temperatures. Stuttgart yesterday recorded a temperature of 108'.{> degrees, followed by Morrilton with 108 degrees. At Joncsboro the government thermometer was reported to have registered 107 l .i degrees. One death was caused by heat nnd one prostration reported here. Tern Craggen.. negro, died from prostration and another negro. Prank Winters, was stricken seriously. At 7 o'clock here this morning the temperature was 84 degrees, a record for that hour, and an hour later had climbed six degrees. It Has B«n Worse ATLANTA, July 11 (UP)—There have been no all time heat records established anywhere in America during the current wave the government weather forecaster here Miid today by way of pulling such sting as he could from temperatures of above 100 degrees. Continued hot, dry weather was the forecast. Monticello. Ga., reported the highest official temperature of the southeast Thursday, 101 degrees. Central Alabama bid for recognition with 105 at Birmingham and 104 at Montgomery. Florida points seemed generally out of the heat band. Miami reporting 88. Tampa 92. MORTON HOVT husband No I, arxjalsotfa.2 Ordinance Passed by Council for Big Tax on Foreign Salesmen Here Killed. " llris is Mrs. Jean/itankhrad-Hoyt-Hojt' Baft Lee.-''dSagh(*r of. CdnjT«jim»n Bukhead of Alabama,' and Ihe three mm 'who hive been her husbands In four marriages-one ot them (wire. RENO, Nev.—Peggy Hopkins Joyce—she of the penchant for used marriage certificates—has a rival fo r the throne of queen of hearts in the matrimonial game. By the recent acquisition of her fourth hush and, in two years, Jean Bankriead Hoyt-Hoyt Butt Lee, daughter of Congressman W. -B. Banklwad, of Alabama, has equaled vivacious Peggy's record. The much-married and often divorced Jean received he r first diamond from Morton Hoyt, son of former Governor Henry M. Hoyt, of Pennsylvania, 10 years ago. After several years of wedded life they decided to dissolve the partnership and Hoyt took the train for Reno, while his wife went to London to visit her actress sister, Tallulah Banhhead. They were divorced in April, 1928. But it was only a few months later t-hel ttxy s^-.rcd that it was all a misdeal and were married again. Then, of all places, they went to Reno to make a happy home, within walking distance of the divorce court. Mrs. ;Hoyt didn't like' the far west, however, and her husband did, .so-it wasn't long until their second marriage went into the discard. About this time, Mrs. Hoyt met W..Lawrence Butt, Nevada University football star., and fell in love with him. They were married, but this romance also ended In the divorce courts after a few months. And now the former Jean Bankhead is making another bid for marital happiness with Howard Lee, the famous polo star, to whom she was marrisd on July 1—at Reno In a letter to S. C. Craig, city clerk. Mayor Nelll 'Reed today announced his veto of Ordinance No. 370 passed at the Tuesday night council session placing a privilege tax of $230 on salesmen who bring bread manufactured outside of Blylhevillc Into this city nnd sell It here. The ordinance placing the $250 tax on."outside" bread salesmen "peddling" their products here while keeping the tax en local bread manufacturers at the privilege tax rates of from $25 to $75 that hive been In force on all types of manufacturers in the old privilege las ordinance was passed at the recenl session after much discussion Marcus Evrard, local attorney, representing J. H. Fisher and Herman Cross, operators of local bakeries presented the proposed ordinance to the council and dlccussed the legality of the measure. After'-considerable discussion the: ordinance was passed by the affirmative vote of the entire -council but Mayor Reed announced he would not sign the ordinance before studying brief, upholding the legality'of the measure, prepared by the lota" bakeries 1 attorney. Mayor Reed's letter follows: Blythevllle, Art. July 11, 1630. S .C. Craig, City Clerk of BlythevUle, Blylheville, Ark. Dear Sir: I file herewith veto; of Ordinance No. 370 passed at the regular monthly session of the city council on July t; 1930 and state as my reason tor. vetoing same: . ~< .-'-^~ V-rhat In my judgment said Ordinance Is contrary to public Interest, vlolative of interstate Commerce law, in restraint of trade and discriminative because It discriminates In favor of .'one class of citizens engaged in the same class.of business against other citizens engaged in the same clash of business. : -.In my 1 judgment this prdinance .cpUld not be enforced arid" I think it is. my. duty to veto same which is hereby respectfully done. • (Signed) Neill Reed, Mayor of BlythevUle. Hawks and New Plane In Crash .WICHITA, Kans., July 11. (UP) —Captain Frank Hnwks crashed li. (He Mystery S. Travolalre plant which he was tcstlnii for a transcontinental speed record, short!) Biter noon today. '.The plane struck telephone wire white eliding for a' landing and was wrecked. Hawks was rushed 10 a' hospital although It was llrsl Ue- lleved a gnsh on his arm was the most serious Injury he hud fe- celved. Bobby Jones Does Not Commence Day's Round Until I:30.ThisP7M. It Will Be Warmer MEMPHIS. Tenn., July 11 (UP) —Temperatures which Memphis has experienced in the past 48 hours will be eclipsed before the present hot spell is over, government weather forecasters predicted here today. Yesterday's high mark of 102K was half a degree short of equall- ing a five year record set in 1925. 101 At El Dorado EL, DORADO. July 11. (UP)— El Dorado had Its hottest day since 1925 today when the temperature reached 101 at noon. It is expected to reach 103 this afternoon. Little Bragg City Girl Dies of Malarial Fever Marts Virginia Freeman, 12 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Freeman of Bragg City, Mo., died at the Blythevllle hospital late Thursday afternoon. Death was caused by malaria and complications. Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at Bragg City with the Blythevllle Undertaking com pany in charge of arrangements. Other relatives who survive her are: Alva, Lilly Belle, Gertie, '•ronie. Elde. Mildred and Fred Freeman of Bragg City and Carl FI TO IUTH Vacation Party Plunges to Earth From Height Estimated at 10,000 Feet. ARKANSAS PASS, Tex., July 11. (UP)—A heavy guard was maintained today about the wreckage of an airplane In which the pilot and four prominent Kansas City men plunged mysteriously to their deaths while returning from a flsh- ing vacation. After viewing the wreckage v:hic!: was strewn over a radius of a half mile and hearing the evidence of eye witnesses aviators of the section were divided in opinion concerning the crash. Department of commerce officials announced they would open an in vestlgation at once to determine whether the plane was hit by lightning or the wing crumpled under the strain. The men killed were Murat Boyle former president of the Missouri Bar association, Raymond Watson, lawyer, Eugene Lynn, insurance executive, R. J. Delane, prominent realtor, nnd.K. E. Gabbcrt, pilot. Four of the bodies will be sent to Kansas City tomorrow. Lynn's body will be sent to Monroe, La., his former home. The motor of the plane was burled ten feet In the earth. It was thought the ship had fallen from a height of 10,000 feet or more. Freeman, of Manila, brothers and sisters. who are PENNY BURGLAR HUNTED FRESNO, Cal. (UP)—Police arc seeking the burglar who entered the restaurant of T. J. Jue and took 200 pennies belonging to Jue's children. Two Companions Follow Ralph Fleagle to Death on Canon City Gallows. CANON CITY, Col.. July 11. (UP) —Ralph Fleagle, bandit and slayer, met death without a qualm on Ihe gallows at Colorado Stale pen- tcntiary here last night. Forty-five minutes before the trap was sprung he professed th» Catholic faith. His last words were. 'God bless you, father." At 9:16, 12 minutes after the trap was sprung, he was pronounced dead. His body will be sent to Garden City, Kans., where it will be cremated and the ashes given to relatives. Pleagle was the first of the band of desperadoes ,to pay with his life for Ihe $200,000 Lamar bank robbery In 1928 which resulted in four murders. Howard L. Royston and George Abshler, erstwhile confederates of Fleagle, their leader, will be hanged on the same gallows some time during the next week. "Little Jake," brother of Ralph, and four members of the gang, never have been apprehended. Americans to Leave Bandit-Ridden Provinces WASHINGTON, July 11 (UP)— Counsel General Frank P. Lockhart of Hankow, China, advised the state department today he was as 1 ' Ing all Americans in the provinces 't Hunan, Hupeh, Kiangsi, and Honan fo evacuate because of ex- I tensive bandit activities. Rate Inspectors Make Survey of Blytheville A party of rate inspectors from the Arkansas Fire Prevention' Bureau are in Blytheville making a house survey of the city for the purpose of rating all dwellings for insurance purposes- In orde r to make a proper survey. It is explained by H. B. Savage, chief of the bureau's division of conservation, it will be necessary for the inspectors to visit each dwelling and inspect it thoroughly inside and out. The rate for each building will be established on the basis of credits given for superior or standard construction and charges for Inferior construction. Fcr purposes of identification the inspectors carry credentials which will be exhibited to householders upon request. The bureau, it is stated, expects shortly to Issue a new rate book for Blythevllle, "brought up to date with respect to street numbers, streets, lots and blocks. INTERLACHEN C O UN TRY CLUB. MINNEAPOLIS, July 11 (UP)—With Bobby Jones .among the late starters In the National Open golf championship the early pace making was left to his most formidable rivals among the professionals. Tommy Armour of Orchard Lake, champion himself three years ago ard joint leader with MacDonuiu Sin it h over the field at the end of the i first round, had an aggregate of H6 to establish an early lead today. Armour shot a 76 today to adc to his par-shattering 70 of Thursday. Two strokes behind the lankj Scot was Bob Shave of Kent, O. who turned in a par 72.this morn- Ing to acquire a total of 148. . It appeared as tnougrf-'Bobbi Jones, who went out with Joel Hutchlnson at 1:36 p. m., had-only •to', shoot his customary steady pa golf to get out In front, his favorite position, at the half way mark Out' early this morning while tht rolling fairways were swept by 'a refreshing breeze; and the sun 1 r&ys' • were partly obstructed, Gen Sarazen, Al Esplnosa, Tommy Ar mqur, Walter Hagen and'MacDon aid Smith settled down to-the bus ih'ess of low scoring. : Esplnosa, of Northbrook, III., professional, bettered par for th outward nine holes with a 35, whll Sarazen reached the turn in pa figures. Armour, who. led the fiel with 'MacDonald Smith' on . th opening day, started rather shakily Hagen found trouble at'the firs hole, but recovered ' with a birdie three at the second. Meanwhile Bob Shave .of Kent, Ohio, got Into the picture with a card of 72. this equaling par, and with 76 on the first round yesterday was a certain qualifier. The lowest sixty and ties wilt play 36 more holes tomorrow. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Buried With Quiet Rites In Crash Today DEFIES RrlEf Pi This Is Captain, Frank Hixv he rv-w plane with which liu to establish a new record I," continental flight, . wrccki crash at Wichita, Kans., In/ which Hawks sutlored InJ" believed to be serious. What Is Heaven Like? Memphis . .Pastors An sw(!i- ; ! MEMPHIS, ''Tenh. (UP)—"V s the hereafter like?" In reply to this universal ques- lon, Memphis pastors gave t 1 -- 'ollowlng replies: "It will be an existence with ' ;nawing desires." j "We will be able to recognize c''-' "There will be different degrees of development." "We will have no unss 1 ' desires. 11 "There will be nsepai the-righteous and the wltj "Of all the great souls t 1 passed on I am looking forward to seeing Shakespeare." ."Our next life will be one of'ef- fort and work." "Otir bodies will go lo the earth; our souls will pass on to a. higher life.. 1 - 1 .- - •'.. '• 'I Know that our powers of'"perspective will certainly be stronger than they are here." "There Is really no death; we go to sleep and awaken to flnd ourselves in heaven." - "We are -surrounded by heaven always, but we do not realize It because of our moral blindness." ff FORIItpn Youth and Girl Victims ol Swimming Mishap; Rescue Attempt Nearly Fata] FORREST CITY, July 11. (UP —A youth and his,girl companies were dead here today and,n friend of the couple narrowly . cscapct death by drowning, when he at tempted to rescue, his : cpmpanioi while (hey were swimming'; In pic River. : yett.'" J ' ' CROWBOROUGH, England, July 11. (UP)— Sir Arthui Conan Doyle, author and spiritualist, was burlsd quietly today In the garden of his home. Windlesham. Only a few friends were present. The family, confident that he will communicate with them from beyond the grave, gathered beside the coffin in the garden. Only Sir Arthur's eldest son. Denis, who Is ill was acEcnt. Jesse Cope Walks From Jail Into Arms of Officers - Holding Warrant. •Jesse E. Cope, Huffman farmer, was n free man—but only for a few minutes this morning as officers won the third round in a battle with Cope's attorney. Cope was arrested on July 5th bv "fflcers on advice of Tennessee officials who It Is understood want Cope on a four year old mlsde- mc-»nor liquor charge. Yesterday his attorney, Claude P. Cooper, went before Judge Oeo. W. Bitrlinm of the county court and succeeding In having the court grant a writ of habeas corpus rc- 1 a.'in? Cope, who alleged he had been held in jail since July 5lh without proper authority for detaining htm. Yellow Signs Mean No UJurns—Chief Swanson Disappointed at Blythcvllle citizens who havei Lingle Probe PfOgrCSS *n-i. »^n*..^ lv . JtWL.T»JVS'l»'y*ti?--r The girl, Miss Robins M*rtinTl- FoKfesl City, was drowned wrie she attempted to rescue Patu Fisher, Ifl, her .companion. Fred Lacefield, 20, also of For rest City, a. member of the-swim mlng parly, narrowly escape drowning when he 'attempted t rescue Mis Martin. He was rescue by Lewis Grobmeyer, 30, who hear,, the shouts of his companions an plunged Into the stream Grobniey cr, after removing Lacefield from the water, fainted three times an hid to be attended by physicians. The bodies of the young peopl were ' recovered three hours late by Charles Hull, 22. Fisher's bod was recovered beneath a log an Miss Martin's body, v.-as found se\ cral yards downstream in three fee of water. j Fisher is survived by his parents <Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Fisher, tw sisters and one brother, all of For rest City. Survivors of Miss Martin are he parents. Mr. and Mrs. E. K. Mar tin, three brothers and two sister all of Forrest City. ublicntion of Paper s'. Would Be''Betrayal'iof Trust" He Tells Senate;. l WASHINGTON, July .11. (UP!-r- I resident Hoover refused today 16 J" ibmlt to the senate secret docu- •,, lenls In connection with, negotla- { ons In the London naval treaty, J: eclarlng Ihelr publication would :.. onsttltilQ "a betrayal of trust" on |. ic part of Ihe United States. .;.,,: Ills refusal was embodied in >« icssage to the, senate In response o the McKellar resolution .re- ucsHng him to submit documents •hose publication would not *be ico'mputable with public Interest,.;. It had been anticipated , that he president would furnish a art at least of the documents' fol- if a (successful fight yesterday y treaty adherents for tlie adop-' Ion of an amendment to the Mc- •Mlar resolution limiting the re- uest to documents whose publl- atlon would not be against, the public Interest. . -\, r,-,. McKellar, Democrat, Tennessee, a treaty opponent, was author,;6£'" he resolution, . and . RoblnSQn, )emooral, Arkansas, a naval; coherence delegate, offered the modtf ylng amendment. Reed, Republl- can, Pennsylvania, another delegate, aid he had no opposition to the resolution as amended. :..,-.~i A perfecting amendment .which mant attitude of Mr. Hoove r and was expected to soften the adamant attitude the department against making public the documents was adopt- cd on motion of. George. .This was a .suggestion that t'he president-, ''''''' t'' Is ' be gestlpn.he may' have' M'-.tjr, itpi' they ..-should be handle"""'"'*'" to 's«'y,' whether \$iy". considered In -'—'•--... Oscar Alexander Seek's'", -V ftenoinination for J._]Pl jv Oscar Alexander! Justice of tlie ;! "; peace of . Chickasawbn "township"''sine January 1, 1927, today, author-. !'- Ized the Courier News to make for- j mal announcement of his caridj:- -.'•>'• dacy for renomtnatlon on the Dem- ; " ocratlc ticket.. -•-.•; Mr. Alexander, a resident of Bly- ''" .' theville .since. 1913, has a wide'.ac- f quaintance In all parts of 'Missis- ' slppi county, largely gained through five years of service" as secrettfrjpnf i, the United Farmers. • ' .; "^ : His four years of public service .' as justice of the peace have' been satisfactory to a great majorily^of the people of the township,' arid many of Ills friends are predicting that he will lead the ticket "'lf^ ffia '-' August 12 primary. Four justices" of ."' the peace are to be nominated. . " Jardine's Son Will Wed', 7 Miss (Catherine Lowman In compliance with the writ Cope J, "• New Concern to Handle Whippet, Willys, Austin O. M. Morgan, of this city, and Jack Herrcn, of Memphis, have purchased the J. W. Shouse Motor company and will be opened for business Monday. > They expect to sell Whippet, Willys-Knight. Willys Six and Austin automobiles with models of these makes ready for demonslrn- walkeoof cddoo at U« county iai he was iga?n i Willys-Overland company ot Tol- ni me county jail ne was again i^,^ nrn iinl , ,,„„„.„ ,,.,,„ A ,, c(in CHICAGO, July 11 (UP) — been wondering just what significance to attach tq the new yellow .. , traffic signs being installed in the j state's Attorney Jo'hn A Swanson business section of Main street are j announced today that he. was "dis- answered by M. G. Goodwin, police appointed" at the progress in the chief, who states that the yellow | Alfred J. Lingle murder Investlga- atgnal turtles may. be interpreted | tion but was not prepared to aban- lo mean "No U turns." i don hope of early capture of the Police hope with the aid of the 1 Chicago Tribune reporter's slayers, new sign system to effectively pre- j Swanson frankly discussed the vent "U". turns on Main street from status of the Cook county grand and Including Franklin street west j jury Investigation into the Lingle to »nd Including Fifth street. Stop death and charges of corrupt alll- s.igns are being installed on Broad- ances between gangsters and news- way at the Intersection with Wai- j paper men. nut and large "bulls eye" s'lgnsi Swanson said tthat he did not are .to be placed at Chlckasawba expect lo call Leland H. Reese, Chi- and Yarbro Road and Slst street cago Dally News crime reporter, be- and Highway 18. . ! fore the grand Jury, despite reports I to the contrary. taken Into custody on a fugitive from justice warrant and returned lo his cell. The warrant is from Trenton in Gibson county, Tenn., and a hearing on a plea for extradition will be heard before Governor Parnell Monday. I. 0.0. F. Encampment Continue Campaign of Typhoid Prevention Approximately 300 persons . of Mississippi county have been given typhoid vaccine in the past thra days by members of the county health unit who are staging an extensive campaign against this d if case. Grlder, Sandy Ridge. Joiner, the Crlgger farm north of Barfleld, Brush Arbor, Perry and Lest Cane were visited in this period by Or. A. M. Washburn, director, and Eartna Brown, negro nurse. '• & • Liuiamwiu'ziik 'rt* * e .. Will Meet at Manila I Disturbance of Peace Costs Fines for Three Tom Dolan, Homer Wilson and - ..... , Anthony Williams were fined J10 .The encampment has always been i each on charges of disturbing the held in Blythevllle, and has only peace by Judge W. D. Gravetle in MANILA, Ark., July 11-The rcg-! ular I. p. O. P. Encampment will meet In Manila on Thursday night, July 18 in Its new headquarters. recently been changed to Manila. Members from every lodge In this police court this morning. The trio were arrested as the re- dlstrlcl are expected to attend the j suit, of an alleged disturbance in regular meeting on Thursday night, the'East End yesterday. Jardine Hoover's Choice as Minister to Egypt WASHINGTON, July U. (UP)Pormer Secretary of Agriculture William M. Jardlnc has been selected by President Hoover to be minister to Egypt, it was announced at the White House today. His nomination (or th» "~st will be sent to th« senuli Intf, , are well known. The Austin is the new bantam car,, manufac- urcd by an American subsidiary of a leading British company, which has created a sensation in its nitial appearance In the larger cities of the .country. WASHINGTON. July 11. (UP)f- Two families prominent In oijlfiil circles during the Coolldge -and Hoover administrations \ylll- be ' linked today with an announcement of the engagement of .Miss Kathcrlne Lowman nnd William Jardine. Jardine is the son of the former secretary of agriculture and-Miss Lowman is the daughter of Iho assistant secretary of the treasury. • Seymcur Lowman. who was formerly In charge of prohibition." : Board of Trade Has . . New Leased Wire Plan 300 Reported Killed in Turkish Munitions Blast BERLIN, Germany, July 11. (UP) —The newspaper Vorwaerts' correspondent at - Istambul : reported today that 300 persons were fearer! killed in the explosion of a munl- Uons depot at Derindje, within the military port of Ismld. The death toll was not confirmed. The port,of Ismid is at the head .,, , , „ of the gulf of ismid some 55 miles! Home Lumber Company from Istambul. It Is an important \ city with a large trade and good port. The population is less than 25.000. A brokerage office, with a leased wire of the W. E. Richmond and Co., of Memphis may be established in thlj city September 1. At a meeting of the board of directors of the Blythevllle Board of Trade tcdar, H. A. Culver, manager . of the Greenville, Miss., office for this firm offered a -plan which, it Is expected, will make the new office possible. Definite ammouncement will be made the first of next week. There was a H ' and B. Beer leased wire from New Orleans here until It was discontinued two months ago. of El Dorado Burns Manila Merchants Agree to Early Closing Hour MANILA, Ark., July 11—Almost all of the merchants of the town EL DORADO, July 11. (UP)— { ; Fire 'of undetermined origin He- i i stroyed the Home Lumber com- i ! pany here today with a loss es- ; ! tlmated at $20.000. have agreed to close their business : places at seven o'clock each eve- i nlng, except on Saturdays. A few! refused to sign the petition, but j have agreed to close nt eight o'clock. ThU will continue until September 1. • Lack of adequate water' lines in ; the neighborhood hampered fi^e- { : men to efforts to battle the flames. J WEATHER ARKANSAS—Pair and continued warmer tonight and Saturday; Ufht variable windi, " '• " •

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