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VOLUME XXXVI—NO. 75. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER jNEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPpn ri» vnn'i'in.MU'n ..^.. ... *^ * " r**S _ _____ ""' "'-"o'AIER 01. NOIUIIMSl' ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MiRRnnnr niythevlHe Courier Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Vnlley niythuvllle Dally News SOUTHEAST MISSOURI ARKANSAS, l«'R!DAV, JUNE 1C, 193!) ^^^_^^^^ ^^^^ —— — — _. _ ~...V.~M s/vjj, »uo J.-J.VQ vjarjlo FRENCH SUBMARINE DOWN; OVER 60 ABOARD Appeals To Officers Of Warships To Bring Food To Concessions 11 I IP ; N ] Tl r^'- P hi)la> Jlllle IG - (UP)—Authorities of the wockaded British concession have appealed to commanders, of Butish warships to get food to them, the Japanese Do- mei News agency reported today The appeal followed shooting of two Chinese farmers by Japanese sentries when Die farmers sought to run the blockade ot the British and French concessions with In asking British warships to * -.. move fcod Into the concession authorities said the food would be regarded as military supplies and would be distributed throughout the concession. Authorities said the British are preparing 1,000 soldiers and volunteers for any emergency. Japanese sources reported that SO British soldiers Inspected tlie concession's defensives and strengthened the barricades. • •• An acute food shortage threatened and already markets were almost denuded cf food except' for cold storage meats. ; The British and French hat) large stores of Hour and rice In riverside warehouses but there werr more than 100.000 people to feed in the concessions and' there wa- no telling would last. The Japanese .„, their blockade cf the foreign area of Amoy down tiic coast. Ironically, the presence cf the rice and flour in the warehouse; Brother, Sister In Yarbro Family Die of Colilis A week ago Mr. and Mrs. J. H Norman were (lie happy parents of three children. Today there Is but one. Eleven-mcnths-old Thelma June died last night, five days nfter ',he death cf her three-year-old irother, Robert Norman. Daughter Wildlne, who Is four, has not yet been stricken with 'thai Iread disease, colitis, which killed - „,*.„ „„: ler younger sister and brother after no telling how long the blockade 'they had been 111 only a few davs """"•' '""' The Norman family lives on the also maintained B - A - Bu Sg farm near Yarbro. Funeral services were held this afternoon at Holt Funeral Home with the Rev. James A. Overholser pastor of the First, Presbyterian 111,1- aim iiuur in me warehouses K 11 ^ 1 " 1 ui nm proved a boomerang for the Japan- dwell, ofllclatini vo^, ucuau^u ijni;us m iiie city "unai w*i^ uiuue ai worm Siiwba proper soared, due to (he closure cemetery atcngsule the newly made rf n» ,,. nrn im,,^», grave on which flowers were placed only Sunday. ese, because prices in the cits cf tlie warehouses. For the present, Japanese atili permitted Russian milkmen to bring milk Into the British concession. ; '• British authorities feared 1 that there might be a decisive incident tomorrow when Japanese planned ' P/irioss.parade through the British concession,jof•••.-Japanese residents ostensibly to i honor 'Japanese r sbl- • tilers, killed in jthe 'BoxeF'HerrflHon of 1906;'anU whose remains lie In the concession cemetery. It was understood that British authorities were considering- the advisability of defying the Japanese .and banning the parade. Originally, the Japanese intended to hold the parade yesterday. But when rising tempers brought British and Japanese soldiers face to face at the concession gates, ready for a fight, the parade was postponed. Japanese announced Eric Mayell, Pox Movietone photographer of San Francisco, would not be released as promised. The Japanese consulate general said that his attitude wns "unsatisfactory." other Japanese sources said lie .was "arrogant" and that lie might, be held ns n spy. The native Briton now being naturalized as ah American was armled Wednesday for photographing blockade scenes. Serious Situation May Arise LONDON, June 1C (UP) If Japan's new demands against Great Britain in China persists an extremely scricus situation will arise and the Brilsh government "will have to consider what immediate active steps it can take to protect British interests in China," n semiofficial statement said tonight. British officials meanwhile were considering the imposition of dis- criminatcry measures against Japanese exports in reprisal [r.r the blockade. Stock NEW YORK, June 16. (UP) — The slock market made irregular advances today after four sessions of decline. Trading was light A. T. & T. ... ........... 157 3-4 Anaconda Copper ........ 227-8 Associated D. G .......... 71-2 Beth. Steel ............... 54 1-2 Boein? Air .............. 21 1-2 Chrysler ................. &7 7-8 General Electric ......... 34 3-4 General Motors .......... 431-4 Int. Harvester ............ 57 Mont. Ward ............. 49 1-2 N. Y. Central ............ 14 Packard ................ 31-4 Phillips .................. 36 Radio ................... G Schenley ................ 123-4 Simmons ............ .... 221-2 Socony Vacuum .......... 11 5-8 Standard of N. J ......... 42 3-8 Texas Corp .............. 38 5-8 U. S, Steel ............... « Chicago Wheat July Sept. open 731-8 737-8 high 731-4 74 low 72 723-4 close 123-1 73 Chicago Corn July Sept. open 493-4 51 high 493-4 61 1-4 low 401-4 505-8 close 493-4 51 1-4 Burial was made at North S Buf'MA Checks' Arriving Rapidly; $638,000 Has Been Paid Checks totaling $638,000 have been received at the Blythevillc office Of the Agricultural'Adjustment Administration for farmers of North Mississippi County as payment for participation In the im government program. This leaves a balance cf $250,000 yet to be received by fanners of this immediate section. The checks are coming in rapidly according to H. B. Richard, senior field assistant, who said that $40,000 worth had been received this week and that checks lotating $125,000 were received last week. Final checks not yet paid several farmers for participation in the 1937 prcgrnm are expected immediately. They cniy total ti small amount, according to Mr. Richardson. Seven Baptized In Family PONTIAC, 111. (UP)—Baptismal services In the First United Lutheran church took on a wholesale appearance when Mr. and Mrs. Roy. Landstrom called upon the Rev. F. L. Schreckenberg to baptize their seven children in their [jome. Roy, Jr., Eugene, Charlotte Ann, Lawrence, Wilma Jean. Theodore and Duane received blessings at the same time. Bui Roosevelt Doubts If Congress Will Take Such Aclion Soon WASHINGTON, June 16. (UP)- Prcslclenl Rcosevell today said he believed (he income (ax base should be broadened someivhiil bill doubted that congress would take Midi action at this session. Broadening of Die lax base lie said, would add to the responsibilities cf citizenship. However Mr. Roosevelt assorted that there was a lot of editorial rot being written about lower exemptions and silly editorials which assumed that broadening of the base would pay ott the national debt. The president declared that the middle brackcls of the personal Income li\x should 'be subject to somewhat higher rates although generally speaking, l)e said the cost cf collection rise to the at his press conference pending relief bill nor e point a! taking most of the uddl- tionnl revenue. Mr. Bcosevelt characterized the tax editorials to which he objected ns representing a political editorial altitude. president had no comment on the « - ----- -... ..... on Ihe Japanese blockade of foreign concessions in China. Mr. Roosevelt said he agreed with objectives cf the Hatch bill to IMIH lolitical relief but felt that anguage should be clarified The president plans to leave Washington late today and motor o Annapolis, Md., where he will board the. yacht Potcmac for a veekend cruise. '- House Considering Proposed Changes In WPA Measure . some of the proposed restrictions opposed Its Fire Razes Large Barn ...Oh Harry Bailey Farm A large barn on the Harry Bailey arm al Herinnndale wns destroyed by lire last night which broke out north/ after eight o'clock. The less is estimated at more than $2501) There were about COO bushels of oni, six tons of cotton seed, ten ons cf hay and all of the harness bel:nglng to the form, In the tiodern barn, which was eleclri- ally lighted. Whether the' flames started from wiring- defect or by a spark was lot. determined. Workmen had left he barn only a few .minutes lie- ore the fiainea broke out in the cp of the building. Tho amendments were approved ay the house deficiency sub-committee just bcfoi-e the house niel at H a.m. In an elfort to roach (v'fln- .11 vote today. ' : Two provisions opposed by administration forces—out; for u three member bl-parllsim- board to administer relief instead of all administrator and the other earmarking $124.000.000 of WPA tumll for public works were left unchanged. , H/oposcd restrictions limiting WPA construction to $25,000 were Increased, limvnvcr, to permit spending up to 850,000 on fcdernl buildings and up to $40,000 on non- lederal projects. Earlier the house ways and means committee sent the house a bill junking the undistributed profits tax on corporations under n speed up schedule necessitated by Imminent expiration of the 'three-cent postal rate nnd so-called nuisance taxes on June iio. Other developments; Bernard A. Smyth, former Oklahoma grain excnnntje member, told n senatd agricultural sub-committee that the evils ot fluctuating'tai-jri prices can be cured only by a system of government price fixing. He said ^a proposal under consid- higher market speculators ill commodity markets nnd limit of volume of -trading would only! eliminate small traders, John A. railroad rates, told a senate-Infer, stntc commercc ; siib-commlttee that his proposal .would Improve ihe financial condition of railroads nnd Indirectly assist all industries. ' Roseland Infant Dies At Home On Thursday Funeral services were held this morning-at the -Manila cemetery for Mabel Jean Haggard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. c. J. Haggard, who died shortly after birth yesterday at the family residence in )>.v eaders. crntfon to Impose requirements foi I'ormer Jonesboro Paslor Is Accused Of Immoral Offenses LOS ANGELES. June 10. (m>) ~llie Rev. Joe Jeffcrs, .11-year"' pn.slor of the Kingdom Church, ills wife, Zelln jctfcrs 32 I on (rial In Superior Cowl' today on four felony momls charges, allegedly committed In (ho presence of n district nltornev's mi'nol I no In,. » ">»l ivcsllgator. The principal expected state witness Is Hastings, New York, n plan to ••'postallze" the Little Elver section south of Hoseland. Besides her parents, the bnby is survived by two brothers, James Edward and Hubert Lee, and two sisters, Prances and Ermn. Haggard, --- ........ 'o be Margaret Morgan beauty parlor operator, who testified at, Jeirers' preliminary henr- l"B that she saw the couple en- nKlng in alleged Immoral nets Investigator Vincent Hlgglns, who was a guest of .the minister and his wife while posing :is n Hollywood writer, also claimed to have been n witness. Mlgglns was Investigating Jet- fers for allegedly pnrdcipnllug In Fascist, activities In southern Calt- lornla. Attorney Loirjn Andrews, representing Die minister nml his wife. said he would nsk for a closed courtroom for the duration of the trlnl, .. ..•'.. JefTers was formerly pastor of a, Jonesboro church. rsi. ... I ,V ".use'"", mining motor, n Funeral Home ivvns In charge, in the propeller. t Hay ti Veterinarian's Hand 'Is Badly Mangled CARUTIIERSVILLE, Mo., June 10 —Dr. j. w. Moore,.Haytl veterinarian, Is In the Baptist hospital at Memphis, with a badly mangled left hand, received when hu got It caught In the propeller on Ids cut- bonrd motor boat In the river here. The boat ran aground with such force lhat the outboard motor was thrown up into the boat, and ns Dr. Moore attempted to cut off the •mining- motor, his Itnnd was caught Will Coiilinue Purl Time Dycss Work; Johnson Active Dyess Head .UTTU3 KOCIC, June 13. (UP)— Floyd Sharp, stale WI'A iwlinlnls- Iralor, tcduy iiimotmced nmiolnl- ment of Kd a. Dudley, manager of JJynw colony In Mississippi county as WI'A mva director for tlic first district ,witli hendfmiirters nl Jones boio. Dudley will assume hl.i new office July 1. lie will continue, however, uflcr Hint dale, lo devole a portion or his time In a supervisory capacity lo the management of Dyess colony with Kay D. Johnson, former PSA official, becoming 'noting malinger. In his new position al Joueslioro Dudley will succeed Tom J. Colllei Jr., .who will Ire transferred to Ihe second area WI'A olilcc at Bnlcs- vlllc. Dudley lias had long experience In federal administrative capacities lu Arkansas. He formerly was connected In this state with the UFO Ihe CWA, the ERA and WPA. Poi n time he wns disbursing ofllccr for CWA nnd ERA nt Helena, fie was former assistant malinger of tho Little nock WPA ofllce. Tax Division Formed LITTLE ROCK, June 111. (UP)— The state corporiitlcn commission LOdny named personnel of Its tux division which goes m ( 0 operation on July l. Principal appoinlmcnts Included Eldcn w. Hiown. chief of the cll- vlslcn, E. j. Poiisar, valuntjon engineer, and W. S. Miller, supervisor. Assistant supervisors for the iovcn congressional districts, who iVtll coordinate! the breach between the 'commission .iind-' ; cpu,nly> nsses- spr»;lu making valuation and i6Vy- fiK'Taxes" for ; tho bcncni of 'the itate also. The supervisor and the territory n which they will work Includes Clarence >lumlce of Clarendon, vhoso territory includes Phillips 'ounty. Earl Dcaton of Mannaduko, whose crrltory includes Mississippi, Cralg- icad, Jackson and independence ounlies. and counties, were, unmcd The G500 plating establtshmenU i Ihe United States and Canada (uisiimed more than 0000 tons of ickel for nickel plating during 330. Win Honors In P. E. 0. Bathing Beauty Contests Sinks Off Shore Of French Indo-China; All Hope Abandoned submarine Phenix,, ministry of mnriiic announced to- Pian Examinalion 0!' Children Who Will Enter School A plan to have niylhevillo children begin their school life physically strong Is the annual suminci round-up which tills year will bo held Tuesday morning at the Mississippi county Health Unit offices cf (In; court house. Children who will enter Uiq _mde.s- of (lie city's (hrce elementary schools mill be given free physical examinations and till defect Included In n report to purculs so that an ellort cnn be inndo lo have these corrected before schcol open In September. lliosc not having yet been vncci nalcd for smallpox may have till done now EO lhat their arms wll not, be sore the first week of school Those not having birth ccvtlncale. may obtain them Ihls summer a- will be told by tho siiimne round-up chairmen lhat this I now compulsory for nit slmlenU entering the first grade. Hccciils ot children having remediable defects will be lurn« over to Parent, Teacher Associations as well ns parents, so a check, may be mudo later to sec If these defects hnvo been corrected. Ur. B. B. Schlrmcr, director of the county health unit, and Miss Annabel - liryaril, unit nurse, wll! conduct the examinations. Mrs. Rupert Crafton, presiden of the Lange Parent. Teacher Asso- clStl&n; ''Mrs.'' Clia'rles'.'Crlgger-Jr. president of the Central Ward 'erbiij: anil Mrs. w, J, nodgers/'presldeiil of the Sudbury group are the roimcl-up chairmen. Tho clinic Is to begin tit nine o'clock. NP.W York Cotton NEW YORK, June 16 (UP)— lotion closed steady. open high low close July 924 924 916 823 Oct 840 840 833 831 Dec 811 813 807 810 Jan 804 804 196 799n Mar 195 195 788 192-3b May 189 189 781 185 \ew Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS, June 16 (UP) —Cotton futures closed steady today, unchanged to IHO points off. July Oct. Dec. Jan. Mar. 924 847 823 814 803 198 824 847 824 814 803 198 919 842 817 812 199 792 924 846 821 812 802 V95 Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS, 111., June IS UP)—Hogs: 6,000 Top, 6.60 170-230 IDS., 5.50-6.60 140-160 Ibs:, 5.75-6.00 Bulk sows, 4.65-5,50 Cattle: 1,000 Steers, 8.25-8.85 Slaughter .steers, 1.00-11.00 Mixed yearlings, heifers, 1.00-9.00 Slaughter heifers, 7.00-9.25 Beef cows, 5.75-6.75 Cutters and low cutters, 4.25-5.50 uee" T Iie a S ? " g V Mil E genTaCnw ord a ' rt T ' '° Park **""'"• lh ' rd '" nce; A "" C " a m "" l>Ilr0y ' . • ~- ,.----, ~.. M ....... K ... u j, utvv/tm I/KIVC, Ka5' Smith, first place . ^ ,!,"°.:, Wrar!l V 1Dr . CrOW " for nrM !>Iace llollors '" tlle scnlor sMs contest. At her test Is winner, Is shown at right. MK J«n s ,', . arng er crown or * place honors In the senior gi Miss Jean Stacy. w l,o tied with Mb. Juanice Walpoh-, :,t left, for third honors. Miss Anita Kay Deck, second phc SUIT MI no Asks Damages For Injuries; Laborer Denied Damages Against Frisco A Jury verdict laic this afternoon was anticipated In the trial of Jesse W. Lucy's damage suit against the Langslcn-Wrolen company for Injuries received .while employed In the firm's automobile garage. .';.','• Lucy asked compensation for injuries and suffering, claiming that he was Injured through negligence .of a repair shop Jorcman wilder whcsc direction lie was working, lie Is represented by w. Leon Smith nnd field and Evrard represent the defendant company. A Jury late yesterday returned a verdict In favor of trustees for the Frisco railroad In Alex Mayner's suit against lliem, seeking compensation for injuries received while loading- saw legs on ai freight car. Virgil Greene nnd Clrnide P. Cooper represented Mayner and Wcstbrookc nnd Weslbrooke of Jonesboro the defendant.'!. Another jury found for Mrs. Msiry Phillips Robinson, agent for Mary Oglesby, In her suit for {2,164.96 on notes against O. P. Scrape, on which (here was no Issue, but found for Scrape and against the plaintiff as to the claim cf damages Involved, George W. Barham represented Mrs. Robinson and Mr. Cooper was counsel for Scrape. 'Thursday Hottest Day Since Last September Those who declared yesterday was the hottest day they had seen in a long time were cr-rrect. The official weather thermometer registered 94 to make the hottest day since last September. To make It seem even hotter, the humidity was unusually heavy because of " ' cently. Aiilhonlics nbamloned all hope of saving nny of the ciew normally nlioul 07, Hie submarine' having Ijcen under water for more than 30 hours. Helallvcs of the men aboard were notified of Ihelr piobable death. The ministry of marine, Issuing the official announcement shortly before 1:30 p. m,, ciskau the'news- papers not to publish the news before 10 p m. so Hint nil relatives of tho crew could be notified first. The Phenlx wns on detached service ciulshiB off the Indo-Chtna const In shark Infested waters. . • No details of the cause of the accident could be learned imn'te- dlalcly. v The Mtbmmlne, although modern, has no escape hatches so far as Is known and is not equipped wlllj Dnvls Itiiifj apparatus. The Trench navy has several shins equipped with devices lor raising submarines. However, none of Ihe ships nre In waters near the scene of disaster nnd there was little liopo of raving the Phenlx.. The U. S. navy hns in the Phll- pplnes a rescue diving bell .like that used on tho-Squalus but the distance made It Impractical for help to go from Manila In time / This was the third major sub-' marine disaster In less than a ' , month. The others having been'tlie%'l U. S. submarine Squalus, oft Ports- mouth on May 23 nnd the British t Thetis in the lilsh sea near Uvrfwi pool on June 1. "tivflrJ The Phenlx disaster brings Sthe" loll of life in the three disasters-to approximately 185. '-,'*''. Work Is Underway 0. ""•'•" New Gomprtss "if 1 .X *^ -x Work has stafted on' the new compress nt Dell, which Is, expected to. be completed", by Ihe time cotton begins to move ne'xffalf The new plant, which will'have a capacity of 30,000 bales, is being erected on property puichased from E. M. Woodard -which lies to the right of the Tern Martin gin on Highway 18 at Dell. u. S. Simmons Is president of Ihe newly formed Dell Compress Company, Inc., which Is erecting- the compress. Other officers are- Olio Koehlor, vice president; Noble Qlll, secretary and treasurer. ' Finds Missing Auto Near Parking Place J. Louis Cherry's car had db- ippeareri when he started to • go ionic after the show. last night jut It wns later found parked In an nllcy. The locked machine had been ilishcd down the street-• and irito he alley, opposite Its parking ilacc near the Hotel Noble, but 'ns not damaged. the frequent rains re- WEATHER Arkansas— Partly cloudy tonight and Saturday except for showers'ln extreme east portion.. Memphis and vicinity— Fair to- Funeral Services Held For Mrs..C. D. Metcalf BATESV1LLE, Ark,, June 11.— Funeral servicss were held today for Mrs. Charles David Metcalf, ' widely known religious and, civic leader and prominent in the'state, organization of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and fed-. crated clubs, who died Tuesday afternoon following an illness of several months. County Has Few Cases .. Of Colitis Says Report' Only a few cases of colitis have been reported to (he Mississippi County Health Unit, despite there ' having been a prevalence of ; .the disease In other sections. • ' Two deaths in this county KT cently hava been from this cause, It has been reported. Stiedel Eliminated By Johnny Cummings NASHVILLE, June 16. (UP)— Prank Stiedel, Arkansas sis le champion from Helena, was ellml-' nated from the southern amateur gclf tournament today when h» lost his quarter final match to Jjohnnle Cummings of Memrjhls, two and one. . night and Saturdaj-, not change In temperature. Being a form of pure carbon, diamonds have been heated In a crucible with pure Ircn to prive much that steel is an ally of carbon and (Iron. . A •'

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