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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, June 22, 1939
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VOLUME XXXVI—NO. 80. BLYTHEVILLE JCOURIER NEWS •' THBDOMINANT NBWSI'APErtOPNOJlTHEAaT-'AHKAK B A a i«r, c^™,™ J _. * -•-• f F K^ *•••—>»«-j>j/l/t viuiuy lA-'Hut' Biytitovdio nufiy News U.S IJ!. 'ARKANSAS. THURSDAY, JUNE 22, iflgfl SINGLE COPIES' FIVE .CENTS'; Roosevelt Proposes Long Term Lending Program To Congress ^^^^ , ! — •" •-"-"-—— — - . - ""•• **-<>j *• *»w *v/wr( 10 D BRITAIN DEFY JAP ULTIMATUM ?870 ' 000 ' 000 Mr. Roosevelt outlined tlie pro-» posed program In a special press conference. . He said that the loans would be made for self liquidating projects. Funds with which • to finance HID huge program would bo obtained through, offerings of government- suaranleed bonds rather than obligations which are a direct charge against Die federal budget. Mr. Roosevelt asserted that the program would not add to tiie government's cost since it would be financed outside the regular budget and since loans would only be .made in instances where full i •repayment was possible. He said there was no free money involved in the proposal. In a letter to Chairman James V- Byrnes (Dem., S. c.), or the Semite unemployment committee, Mr. noosevelt asserted that the lending'plan was basically similar lo programs, previously undertaken by the Reconstruction Finance Corporation .and the Home Owners Loan Corporation. Mr. Roosevelt outlined six categories of loans which would be made under the plan. These were; 1. Non-federal public works of the self financing type, such as waterworks, sewage disposals, bridges, hospitals, etc. 2. Express roads, self 'liquidating on a toll basis, bridges, high speed highways, etc. 3. Railroad equipment program under which equipment would lie purchased and leased to- railroads at a rate, returning the cost lo thc government. '4--rExpausion of the rural elec- riflcaUpii - program to . reach' : ~a , ma£hmim__of : ;-1,250,000 farm -,fami-'. 5. Expansion of farm security ; loans on self liquidating basis with loans for farm purchases, repairs, water facilities, etc. 6. rExteiisioif of short and long term loans to foreign governments to promote United States foreign trade with the proceeds to be spent in the United States. Arkansas Sena tors anc Governor At Odds Ove Commission Appointee BY PAT WALSH United Press Correspondent LITTLE ROCK, Ark., June 22 (DP) —Special dispatches tron Washington, D. a. this week indicated that another battle was under way In the national capital lo determine whether Arkansas senators' recommendations carried more weight than those ot Go ernor Carl E. Bailey. K. B. Laswell, Helena publisher is the center of the fight being staged by Governor Bailey. Laswell last week on the recommendations of Senators Caraway and Miller was named one of tlie three Arkansas members of the commission to build a bridge over the Mississippi River at Helena Governor Bailey from the time received indicating New York Cotton NEW YORK, June 22. (UP)— Cotton closed steady. open high low close July 937 944 030 935 Oct 865 870 861 868 Dec 843 850 338 844 Jan 834 834 828 830n Mar. 825 827 820 822 May 820 821 808 814 Sppots closed nominal at 990, up 3. 'New Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS, June 22. (UP) —Cotton futures closed steady today, up 10 to G5 cents a bale open high July ....... D47 948 Oct 875 878 Dec 854 855 Jan. 84U) ... Mai 834 834 May .. 827b 824 low Close 940" 943 870 876 853 838 834 823 847 825 819 that Laswell was being considered as a bridge commissioner," 'put forth a strong effort to prevent his appointment. Late last week W. W. Mitchell, state - highway director is '.reported to have appealed 4o Secretary bf Agrip.Mltiire. Henryl'"\ to issue a commission lo Liiswcll. Governor Bailey now In the east las a- conference scheduled with Wallace, and it was reported that ^swell's situation was expected to take up most of thc time of the visit, Laswell, contacted at his home, said lie had received his official commission and felt certain that Governor Bailey's efforts io have him removed would not be successful. "I supported Miller for senate against Bailey in 1938, and Cook against the governor last year, so you can see hi; docs not care a great deal for me," Laswell said. • "I feel sure that the recommendations of the two senators will be enough to prevent my removal from the commission," the publisher declared. In Black and White-How to Eat Out of the Heal f More Pressure Placed Oi Andrews To Set Higt Southern Wage WASHINGTON, June 22 (UP) — More representatives of New Eng land • Industry and labor appealed lo Wage Hour Administrator Elmer P. Andrews loclny for approva of a 32',!- cent per hour textile wage minimum' to halt soulheri flights of the industry. Representative Edith' Rogers (liep,, Mass.) was thc first witness today. She expressed belief 'that southern communities, if not the manufacturer, were in favor ol the higher minimum and attnekct what she described as a "high pressure campaign" of the southern governors ' "lo entice northern manufacturers lo move their factories." She said tlie low wage policy of lie south was "a menace to the American standard of living." Tyre Taylor, attorney for thc Jotton Manufacturers Association incl spokesman for the southern nill owners, described Mrs. Rogers estimony as "political." Harvey Sniil, lihode Island state director of Labor, said that "the ale of a great industry is at stake n our state. Anxiety exists and ension prevails through coinpeli- ive inequality thai can largely be orrected by acceptance of the pro- osed higher minimum wage in the onth." •ondon Acclaims King And Queen LONDON, -June -22. (TJP,_ 3ecrge -ana Queen Elizabeth' «.•- urned " tonight 'from tlieir 'I'O.O'OO'- vlle trip to Nortii America to re- eive an uproarious welcome which ivaled the acclaim with which ttie ulers were greeted in the new •orld. It was bright and sunny and one f the greatest thj'.-ngs in London's ong blsf.onj- cheered the returning ulers. Members of Parliament lined arliament Square and joined In ie ovation. The stars and stripes were In viilenee almost' as much as tlie nton Jack all along the route to ie palace. Warships Are Kept In Swatow Harbor; Showdown Is Near The United States deslioyer the little darky, who* making a cool, onc^w,, Job oMt method. Don watermelon, Atlantic Clipper Off On Flight Back To U. S. MARSEILLES, France,' June 22. (OP)—The Pan American Airways flying boat, Atlantic Clipper, left the airirort here at fi:05 a.m. today for New York with 12 passengers on the return half of a trans- Atlantic round trip "press preview" night. Spots closed quiet at 945, unchanged. Stock Prices NEW YORK, June 22. (UP)— Stocks moved irregularly today in light trading;. A slightly better tone was noted near the close. A. T. & T 163 Anaconda Copper 237-8 Associated D. G .'.., 81-4 Beth. Steel 55 3-4 Boeing Air 22 1-2 Chrysler 70 1-2 Coca cola ..."' 128 General Electric ; 34~7-8 General Motors 441-4 Int. Harvester 58 Mont. Ward 51 N. Y, Genital 14 Packard 31-8 Phillips 35 Radio 57-8 Schenley .......... ., ..... 123-4 Socony Vacuum .......... 113-4 Standard of N. J. . ....... 43 1-8 Texas Corp ............... 38 1-2 U. S. Steel ............... 46 3-4 Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS, 111., June 23. (UP)-Hcgs: 8,500 Top, 1,00 i j 170-230 Us.,'6.90-7.00 140-160 Ins., 6.00-8.25 Bulk sows, 5.00-6 00 Cattle: 2,500 Slaughter steers, 7.00-11.00 Mixed yearlings, heifers, 10 00 Slaughter heifers, 9.25 Beef cows, 6,75 , Has Rained 12 Days So Far During Month Today was the 12th day it has rained In Blytheville during the 22 days of June. Up until noon it had rained n total of 2.84 inches scattered through the three we'eks which have elapsed. ' A check of the official weather records show that last year there was much rain through the first six months of the year with ,4.47 inches falling in 18 days of May and 4.30 inches during, 13 days it rained in June. Jonesboro Power Service Disrupted By Lightning Electric service at Jonesbjro was disrupted early- this afternoon when lightning- struck the municipally owned power plant, it was reported here. ; ' \.\ Details -of the extent of tlie damage and interruption of service were - 0 ~ "»«u .....~.m^iiuii \ji auiviLCHcre ">*-ii* [juvuny oy preparing Deor>le lacking but it was Indicated that ] for avocations, thta can be ccn- scveral hours mlgh elapse before wr "" 1 tl ' iirt "«"-**— - •• service was completely restored. Chicago Wheat July Sept. open 691-4 701-8 high law 693-4 685-8 701-2 C91-2 691-2 close 68 5-8 Chicago Corn July Sept. open 48,7-8 high' low close 475-8 475-8 49 501-8 501-4 491-4 491-4 •ind Cotton Blooms At Hornersville, Little River The first cotton bloom of the 1939 crop In Mississippi county to be shown in Blyihcvillc, was brought here today by • T. E. Roland, who lives on the w. B Col- ocrt farm in Ihe Little River section 1 west of Osccola. Roland's cotton is of the D p and L. variety. A bloom, said to have opened June 20, was brought to Ihc Courier office, this morning. Adolph Meyers, local cotton man, received a cotton bloom yesterday which -was grown.- near Horncrs- vllle, Mo. Tlie cotton, which is Stoneviile 4-A variety,- was grown by C. II. Moore on the Illinois Federation Corporation land, four miles north of Hornersville, and is about 20 inches high'. Last year, the first bloom was brought to Blythei'llle 'on June 16. Paul Damon Is Named State Game Warden Paul Damon of this city has bcfli named stale game warden for Mississippi county according to an announcement made by D. N. Graves, secretary of the suite game and fish commission at Little Rock. Mr. Damon was one of 23 additional wardens named by the commission which receives an increased appropriation tor its work 'in July. Relief Prevention Slutlieil PORT WORTH, Tex. (UP)-"Re- lef prevention" rapidly is becoming, the major work of local relief agencies which are attempting .to avert poverty by preparing people for avocations, thta can be ccn- vcrted Into vocations, aco:rdlng to Bradley Bucll, New York field representative for Community Chests and Councils, Inc. Garner Donates Gavel KENT, O. (UP)-j. P. Matthews, president of a Kent civic club read V" a newspaper that Vice President John N. Garner, owned mare than 200 gavels. -Matthews thereupon wrote Game rand asked a donation of one gavel for the club Gamer sent a gavel especially made for use in Ihc scnale. Rules City Can Tax' Costs In Certain Cases Circuit Judge Nell Klllough held today, in what attorneys said was i test suit Hint would eventually be passed upon by the slate su- (remc court, that 'officers and court costs can be assessed in the' city livlsion of municipal court upon ouvlction of a defendant lor vlo- ating a state stnlute. Judge Killoiigh Indicated Hint vhere prosecution for violation of >tate : statute In the city division f .the municipal court resulted lii ^iiviction that cosls could be'.ai- essed against the defendant but lial such C2sts would be paid Into the city treasury since city officers arc on n salary basis. City Attorney Roy E. Nelson said the city desired to. assess such costs so that prisoners could, be turned over t3 the county farm lo work out fines tuid. costs with tlio. city -being reimbursed for costs. No flues are paid in such manner. Claude p. Cooper represents the nominal defendant. JEFFEBS'll State Promises To Show Motion Pictures As Evi clence ,LOS ANGELES, June 22 .-(UP) — Testimony of such .' : nature''•Hliri inlnors were excluded*''from Sli courtroom began today at the trla of the Rev. Joe JcfTcrs and hi wife on four felony morals charges Thc tree lance preacher nnu hi. attractive wife are accused of com milling immoral acts before i woman and a detective,' posing n: a movie writer. Testimony beenn after n "shock proof" Jury was selected during four dtiys of questioning. Tlie. sis men and six women ol Ihc jury, all married, had snld thcj would not be shocked by extraordinary testimony • or by it motion His Own Job Important jfc? P S«f 3J£ To Lieutenant Governor LITTLE nOCK, Ark., June 21 , ., (OP)— Though he is acting governor, Lieutenant Governor Bob his own ofuce lo the The stale's raise was opened by n deputy comity surveyor, who dreiv a map of the Jeffcrs apartment. JIB placed emphasis on beds the lighting where to read it before I do Governor Bailey's work." Invited her Into the bedroom and there the preacher and his wife disrobed. Missionary, Visiting Here, • Tells Of Pier Experiences Girls of the Western' .. t >Iierc may think that permanent*, iiattck and plucked eyebrows are innovations belonging strictly to Ihem, but the girls of China are Just as up to date In the problems of makeup and hair styles as those of this country, according to Miss Sue Eamcs. of Chefoo In thc Shan- king province of China. Miss Eanies, who has been a missionary to China for 30 year., .eft today for Jonesboro after having spent n few days here with icr niece, Mrs. Boyd Finch, and family. She ts on a year's furlough, i "People arc much the same, the world over," says this woman who las devoted her life to work In tlie foreign field because she wanted to live her lite in a way that would be the most service io Ihrlst. Miss Eamcs, who works under :he Presbyterian Board, of Foreign Missions, volunteered her services .0 the foreign field and was sent !o the same province in China .vhere her brother had gone two years before. She nnd her brollier ire still working there togelher. Her duties Include supervising kindergarten work and training kindergarten leathers. Before taking up her' actual duties, she was given two years lo study the language. In the mission with which she is connected there •ire 22 workers who are teachers, doctors, evangelistic workers and •jn?!'^ 00 ls " dli> com P3*ed of 200.000 people about 500 of which make up what Is kmvn as the European community. The Pacific squadron of the United States navy has Its summer quarters in this seaport town of the China coast. The province of Shantung was occupied by the Japanese about a year ago, going over to the opposition with very little resistance as the Chinese were not prepared to resist, Miss Enmes declared. Although Miss Eamcs does not like to comment on the political situation she did say that the schools of the province so far had been able to carry on but not urf- der conditions as pleasant as before the beginning of the "undeclared war." More Responsibility For Welfare Officers UTTLK ROCK, JnilQ 22. (UP)_ County directors of thc slntc public welfare program today \\ere given greater responsibility foi cwrylng out an expanded surplus commodities program. Rcnton Tummh, director of tho surplus commodities piogram, said that the expanded progiam had added to thc group of eligible recipients of : toodsturts poisons en- WPA : houwkeejiliig nm ) ' , lleged children at camp and recreation projects and iise at KYA camps. Formerly these groups had to Insinance Suit Trial Under wny; Damage Suit Is To Follow , Tho icsulni two weeks juty ses Moil of the June tenn of cliciil civil court wa.s expected ' to -close hero lute today Under way early this ntloiitooi was tho tilnl of Siiwime a. Hen Mill, Milt ngninst the John Haa cock Mutual Life Insinance Cam , n Iho plaintiff 6W |(., lo reco j , mcnt to $1,000 on the death (1 """»' , on an accidental deall cause In the policy, -the plain count* " ' C3l<Ic "' of OmlghdiK HcU mid ciieny of Joticsbou flro counsel foi Ilia plaintiff mu O, M. Duck and Doyle Hernia MI represent tho defendant, Slated lo go on liial « s the- dim Juiy case of the Icim late this afternoon Is the Mill brought by Homer. T. Tinkle against the Joncs- boro Coco. Coin Bottling company foi Injuries allegedly icceivcii I)' di Inking a portion of nsboUlet bcvoiagc ulileli contained Broutu .. The * Injury ,lwn» .sufiercc while srpni linlly . consuming (he rlrlnk nl n Manila' dote. IMs ul- legcd Yesteidny found afternoon tho d sluffs but now county rJIrocton, may certify tlicm. Library Books Graded For Protection in War AUSTIN, Tex. (UP)_Thc National Library of Edinburgh. Scot- •nnd has notified Donald Coney, University of Texas librarian, that it Is grading 'books n'cccrillng to wartime standards. Coney said that the Edinburgh llirnry rated IU books and manuscripts: Class "A", lo be prelected asalnsl war's ravages at any cost- class "B", to be saved If possible; and class "O", all others. A novel use for thc class "C" 'olumes In time of air raids has been devised by the Scots, coney said. Thoy could bo spread three or tour deep on the library roof to csscn Ihe damage of acrlnl bomta. "apitol Grounds' New Sprinkler Turned On i • ' LITTLE ROCK, June 22. (UP>- rhe state's new sprinkler i system n Ihe capllol grounds was lurned n loday alter ceremonies which ncludcd an address by J. N. Hels- cll. editor of thc Arkansas Gazette. Slate Senator George steel, aii- Iwr or ttie sprinkler system bill urncd Ihe key which allowed the • aler lo now. s Walt Mason Dies At Home In California LA JOLLA. Calif., June 22. (UP) —Wait Mason, philosopher and >oet, died at his home here today iftcr n lingering Illness. He was S years old. Oil Stove Fire Firemen were cajlcd lo 125 Lilly trcet at 12:15 o'clock today noon --™ ,.1... v.vti, ui K.ia ociocn uxiay noon faince the beginning of thc war,-when the oil stove flame flared up between these two Eastern coun- ; at the Shields Edwards "home tries, refugees have necked to the There was no damage, firemen said missions for safety as a result of the many bombings. 'Die mission workers, eager to help, have taken advantage of this opportunity lo aid them. Miss Barnes comments oil the fact that in limes of stress the refugees have lurned to Christianity for a stronghold arid she reports that It has been utmost Impossible to get enough scriptures or "scripture portions to satisfy their demands. In Ginllng college at Nanking at one time, there were more than Sports Taxed ST. LOUIS, June 22.—A city ordinance taxing all professional sports was signed, today by Mayor Ber. nard P. Mckmann and will,become elTective In 30 clays. Tlie tax Is three per cent on rc- tclpts of baseball, midget automobile racing, ice hockey, soccer, football, Softball and tennis. Wrestling and boxing already are subject to an equivalent tax. It has been estimated this tax- irtnrtrt ~r —.; laa wucu uauiuuuja UHS lax 10,000 refugees on the campus, would yield $100,000 to $150,000 an• on page repea, when the city, | financial condition permits. , ami against Ihe plahitlir aosnel School; District No. Six In a suit Involving possession of a build- in? on the school district property. ' , Partlow' and Bradley represented the- school district and Claude !• Cooper Ihc defendant.'!. Paragould Youth • Drowns In Creek -' PARAGOULD, Ark., June 22. (Ut'J—George Evans, 24, n WPA worker, was drowned In Eight Mile ".reck shollly before noon today iboul one mile west ol here. House Approves Bill To Pay Farmers WASHINGTON, June 22. (UP)- Tlie (louse loday approved 1BO to 75 most of a conference report mi he agriculture bill, specifically ap- iroving a senate'•nincnclment-'to jay farmers $225,000,000 in extra 'iticlgelary purity subsidies. p rince's Crown Is Mortar Board " -j-Lv^u ur,->i,»uyi:j- I'lllibury ahd HID Urlllsh destroyer Thanct infused lo leave Swatow uuboi. Soon they v, W e joined'by tliu U. s. dcslioyer POJK and sii- olhei liillish destroyer The situation In ports all along the Chlim coast wits considered ex- uemely grave with the Japanese demanding domination and , the foielgn rmllom defending their' BhU, vigorously. , , The chief danger points were Swatow, Tientsin, where the Brit- • sh and Fiench concessions were I blockaded by the. Japanese and the ~ food shortage \\Rt acute and Shanghai where British and American foicoi feared the Japanese would extend thcli repression policy to tho ilcli International settlement Doth Hiltaln and the United -->.i.i»ii HUM tUU UlUied Stales look a stiff atltude over the Swatow ultimatum, advising their consul HiiUiorllies that the Jnp.inosa had no right to order foiclencis out and not to evacuate their nationals. ,\, It, amounted to a showdown with tho next move up to Japan. There «ns obvious feni that violence might icsuit. British and Fiench mllttaiy Authorities w gently consulted In Singapore \yherc Great Britain was believed ready to dispatch tioops from that great rmval base lo naval points in China In Tientsin British nayal par- lies patrolled the waterfront of the concession. ' Japanese sentries at Tientsin Slipped a Flplay, .a. British enf- plose ot tho chartered Dank of Indlu. , i • After a ' Chinese' police* woman' '' had .searched a China born British- ei, MUs Mary Anderson, a. Japan- , we sentiy ordeied hei to' disrobe. Miss Anderson refused and darted' * Into the concession. Machine gunners of the British Middlesex regiment, at Hong Kong, received emergency aiders to be ' ready by tonight to leave for a secret destination, believed to . be ^ cither Swatow or Tientsin. Dispatches from Shigapoie, the British naval base at Die tip of he SlrulLs settlements, said that .rooja of the loyal icjlment were gliding by for orders lo sail for • Shanghai. Admiral Ynrnell had left Tient- n for Chinwnngtao yesterday, to loard his flagship, the cruiser ' Augusta. Reports lo Washington WASHINGTON, June 22. (UP)— idmlral Hnrry E. Ynrnell, com-, minder of the U. S. Asiatic fleet, oday rejected a Japanese demand liat American . warships leave Swatow harbor and Insisted on pmplete freedom of action of U. . naval vessels In'protecting Am- rlain nationals in China! Yarnell radioed a report on Ills ctlons lo Admiral William' D. I'ahy, chief of naval operations." Yarnell informed the Japanese mt U. S. warships will protect 'American cllUens wherever the need may arise. He also sent word to Japanese navnl officials .that their demand /or 'withdrawal of U. S. warships from Swnlow had not relieved them from the "slightest degree of responsibility for damage or injury to Aifieiican naval vessels or personnel Naval authorities here emphasized that Yarnell's - pronouncement Is a,'direct reiteration of the policy he enunciated In ID37, Declaring that American warships have the right and will continue to protect thc Interests of American citizens whenever arid wherever necessary. Clgaret cocked in mouth, his be. spectacled .expression one of de- lorminalion, Crown Prince Oiav Norway Iqqks very much liko '39 graduate, the prince i'j shown in robes he wore when he received honorary degree from University of Wisconsin at Madison. Kiwanis Committees Completed Last Night Personnel of various committees was selected .at the Kiwanis club meeting last night at the Hotel I Noble s Roy Nelson, chairman; of the membership and classification committee, discussed briefly the wark of his committee. ' Circuit Judge Nell Klllough of Wynne and a Mr. Goldsmith of Cleveland were guests. WEATHER Arkansas -•- Partly cloudy, local showers in northwest and- extreme north ••'. portions tonight, • Friday mostly cloudy. " •.',>• .Memphis and vicinity —'pai-tly * cloudy to doUdy tonight with locil I thuurjorshoiers and not so warm; [Friday partly cloudy and cooler'.'

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