The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 16, 1936 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIEK NEWS \\ • !l VOL XXXIII—NO. 52 BljrtlMTUli Courier BlythtvlU* D«Ily Blyttunll* Hntid ,-v V 1 TUB DOMINANT NKWSI'A1>EII OP NOUTHJ:AS?l' AllKANfiAS AND SOUTHEASV MlHSOUllI AKlyANSAS, HATUHDAV, MAY Mi, li):i(i TWO NEGROES S IN VIRGINIA BATTLE Fall from Brother's Shoulder Proves Fatal Rival Forces Arrayed in Austrian Crisis New Capital Established in Western Elhiopia, Lmpcror Declares LONDON. May 1C. I UP)—Ethiopia has comnletcd the establishment of a secret government to keep alive its Identity and refute the Italian claim to Its; Emperor Halle Selassie telephoned from Jerusalem loday lo his minister lo Great Britain, Ajar Martin. Before he left Addis Ababa, Ilcein.j from the advancing Italians, the emperor told Martin,i several of his ministers and generals left for the west lo set" up a government. He mandated the lenders to rule for him In his absence. Seat of the government, it was learned, s at Gore, in the Hue Babor district, of Cicimna province. 225 miles west of Addis Ababa and 11)5 miles from the Sudan Irontler in a region never ap- Injurles received several dajs ago when lie fell from an older brother's shoulders, while the lat. ter was acting as his "horse, proved fatal ui 7-ycar-old J. W. nctierUson of Bragg City. Mo., who died at four o'clock this morning at the Hlythcvillc hos f pltnl. .. • • | The child sustained'a fractured I skull and bruised knee In tliel fall. At the time, however, It wxi>' not believed that his Injuries were I fcrlous. When he failed to respond | to treatment lie was brought to (he hospital here but his condition grew gradually worse. proached by the Italians, a is believed headed by Ras Desta Demlu. Selassie's son-in-law. British official reports are that the government Is actually functioning. Senate Haliiics Annexation nOME, May 10 (UP)- Upsetting predictions of dissenting votes, the Italian senate today unanimously approved royal decrees annexing Ethiopia to Italy, proclaiming King Victor Emmanuel emperor, and appointing Marshal liadoglio governor general and viceroy. The unanimous vote surprised observers since .several non-fascists participated in the secret, ballot, cusl by 331 senators. - The chamber of .deputies already jias. ratified the decrees. \ _Preuiier ! Hcnlto Mussolini sonally presented the bills pei> bodying royal decrees but he did not speak. , ; -, II Duce's silence was interpreted as meaning that, lie is still considering his course in view of ' the continuance of League of Nations penalties against Italy for its war on Ethiopia and the disconcerting Austrian coup d'etat of Chancellor Knit Schuschnigg. King Victor Emmanuel will sign the bills ratifying the annexation ol Ethiopia tomorrow. Cammis lo lie' Noiseless Trucks, horses, roller skates, and all such noise-making vehicles which disturb study, are to be ban- red from the campus of Bowling Green Slate University under traffic regulations which Dr. H. B. Williams, president, announced would be enforced. Two Injured When Truck Carrying Cooler Students Is Sideswiped COOTER. Mo.. May IB.-Sarah. "Blllle" Fvav.ier. 15-year-old daugh-' Icr of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Frazie and James Crocker, son of the Rev. and r, 1C -year-old Mrs. E. P. I lair Tonic ;inil Hum Delighi 1'u! Snys . . . Crocker, sustained painful but not serious injuries late yesterday afternoon. They were seated on the bed of a large truck-trailer, their feet swinging over the side, along with 48 other students and teachers of Cooler high school, when the truck was side-swiped by another truck. Doth of the girl's ankles and both of young Crocker's ankles were struck and severely bruised. Other occupants of the truck, returning freshman and soplunore class members of the Cooler school and their teachers from a picnic at Wolf Bayou, escaped Injury. The accident occurred on Highway 61 about a half mile north of Stecle. Joe Russell of Cooler was the driver of the •truck'' carrying •• the stutter! Is.- -i The'/- olher (ruck was said (6 have been one operated by the Gullet Gin company of Memphis, >.Tcim. ,-; |, The girl and boy -were removed to the Blytheville hospital where X-ray examination [ailed lo 'reveal any fractures. Young Crocker, an outstanding ; Peiniscot comity athlete, had a ligament wrenched, at his left ankle. Collision Costs Life of PWA Truck Driver New York Cotton NEW YORK. May Cotton closed steady. open high May 1163 1163 July 1139 1141 Oct '. 10-19 1050 Cec 1C47 1C48 Jan 1046 1047 Mill 1 . IG48 1049 1C. (UP)— low close 1101 1102 1138 1138 1044 1044 1041 1043 1040 1042 1042 1042 Spols closed quiet at 1172. off 1. Spot Average Is 11.64 The average price of 1-8 middling cotton on the ten spot markers today was 11.64, accord- inch Ing to the niylhevillc Board Trade. Producers are entitled n subsidy of .36 of pound on cotton sold by them today. instantly Friday the gravel truck drivinj collided truck driven by Isaac Simms, 34. south of here. Coroner Craig reported that both morning when which with he was gravel VV. c. drivers apparently were blinded by the dust and did not see each other until too late. It was Moore's first day on the job. Moore and Simms were workin« en a WPA highway project. The road where they collided is 00 feet wide. Simms suffered serious injuries and Is In a hospital here. Mrs. C. R. Maddux Hurt in Accident at Memphis Mrs. C. R. Maddux fractured her pelvic bone In two places Thursday In an accident which occurred at the National Oara?e in Memphis.' Stic Is now at Hill'* Clinic, of that city, where she will remain for at least six weeks Feared by the Austrian govern- inehl as a potential source of trouble because of loyalty to Prince von Starhemberg, its leader, disarmament of the well- equipped Fascist Heimwc-hr is threatened by Chancellor Schus- chnigg following ousler of Elar hemterg from the .cabinet. Tin prince is shown (above) watchInv machine gunners of Ills "private army" go into action during recent maneuvers. Long the popular leader of Ihc peasant parly, Josef Rcllher Is expected lo lake the place of Prlncf 1 von Starliemberg as Ihc "power behind tlio throne" of Chancellor. Schi'schnieg's Austrian government. Reitlier has been an outspoken foe of StnrhemberB's Pis cist policies for years. Of DESPteOES Fugale and Cunningham. Are Seized; Beavers Is Reported Surrounded McALESTER, • Oklahoma, May 1G (UP)— Claude Fugate, Oklahoma county convict, and one of eight desperadoes who killed a guard, kidnaped two others nncl broke from stale prison Wednesday, was captured here near Clayton today. His capture was effected shortly after Jess Cunningnam, another of the convicts, was seized at Antlers, 40 mile. 1 ; southwest of Clayton. Claude Beavers, Seminole county third term convict and leader of the break, was believed surrounded near Clayton, according to Warden Roy Kenny, who announced both captures. Cunningham Captumi McALESTER, Okla.. May 16 (UP)—Jess Cunningham, life Icrm convict murderer who broke from prison here Wednesday with seven others, was captured today at Antlers. Slate Prison Warden Roy W. Kenny announced. Cunningham, wounded in (he Routed in Oregon Republican Primary; Roose- vcll Given He-ivy Vole I'OHTI.ANI), Ore.. Muy 10. ,m., —Umile uf lite Townscndiu^ i;icu- lodny In I'nstiile rilium In ore- Ben iJrlinnry i'k>c(li!n.s. Otmlar Charles I.. Mi-Nnry. ml- ncrlly leader, who bus served u». state lil years, was renomlimli-ii by the Republican party m-cr lw( I Townsondll•> opponenls' but wll! [face it i:\ocrullc Townst'iulllr in November. Complete n>uirns from 590 of 'Hie .slate's I.C2U uri'diiells gave McNiu-y '11,228; Nelson l;l 331; Brown. li!,474. Willis Mahimey, mayor of Kla- uintli. Fulls, di'teali'd another Townsendlte, John A. Jclfrey Portland attorney, f m - u, L . neino- cratto senatorial ncmlnatluii. Tlie vote- was 1BJ30 lo 15.8119. President Itoosevrlt, with :i!i,-l!l5 voles, was geltlng proportlonalcly more volra than Senator Wlllliim E. riotah. who was tho unopposed choice nf 36.'J22 Kppubllciin elcc lors. RcpnLllcau reiilslrallon Is prc dominant In the state. Slntc Department Outlines Position ;is Japan Moves Troops WASHINGTON, May 18 (UP)— Tho slati! department, confronted by a large movement of Japanese troops Into North China, today reaffirmed Its support of the iCtpowcr.' pud. gu.n rniiluclnr China's k'rfitortal''Integrity.' ';. Undersecretary, of state ''Phillips said that the diplomatic position of the United Stales Is tin! imiiic- as that outlined In Secretary of Stale'Hull's statement of December 5, 1935. Ho Hum said that Ihc United States "lias a binding faith In the fundamental principles of ll.s traditional policy." "This government," the statement said, "adheres to tlie lira- visions of the treaties to which it Is a parly and continues lo bespeak respect by all nations for the provisions of trealle.s solemnly, entered Into for the purpose of facilitating anil regulating to reciprocal and common advantage Ihc contracts between and the countries signatory." U|mn ST. TI10MAH, virgin Islmls, May It! IUl'1— Many nwnt events ill Wiishhitlon, Virginia, l-'loiida, Puerto lllco and Ihc Vlrijlii 1s- inds wore exphiliH'd tuday ivlu'li i<'p. Miniiin y.lonclH'ck (l)om., iVash.) said lie mlses hnlr tonic with Virgin Islands nun, drinks and likes It. Xlouclieck's revelation cf |i|>- vti'lli! cevemgi' came 1 al Iho hcliiht tit his Jubilation over u .iirci'.'isfiil llshlun expedition. "This Is 'sunullilni; now," ^Ion- check said while his apprehensive sls wiilclird him mix hair Ionic and the famous Vlriiln Islands mm. "Oh! Ohl Oh! This delights ne. Vi's, II Is somcthliiK new." Tho Riicsls were nut so dt'llnht- ed, Slarlicmbrrfj, Chancellor by t-nim. Josef neither. (lo,,) aiirl diclalor Iram. The accident was caused byl m 'l> b ?' Boards' fire, was taken] cent per Mrs. Maddux failing to see a slepl tvvo miles north of Antlers by the | Hopes for Callers When She Celebrates Her 99lh Birthday as she alighted from Maddux and IMrs. J. car. Mr. Cecil Lowei . town marshal, Kenny said. H7 /-IT ri . . her. "remained i New Orleans Cotton'last night. Mrs. j ing very well NEW ORLEANS, May 18. (UP) —Old crop months were steady on Ihe cotton market today while new crops were easier. Prices closed j cue higher to five lower. ' The chief factors were contlnt'ed lightness in the May option and less demand for new crops. open high low close 1158 1159 1158 1157b 1130 1132 1129 1130 1044 1044 1038 1043 1044 1039 1042 1042 1039 Memphis Maddux i s . 'today. ' until . rcst . May July Oct.. Dec. Jan. Mar. 1040 i 1039 1039 ...... 1040b closed steady at 11C5. oil 2. Chicago Wheat May July May July open high 92 5-8 93 5-8 85 1-4 85 3-4 low close 92 1-2 93 1-2 85 1-8 85 5-8 Closing Stock Prices NEW YORK. May 16. (UP) — Prices moved narrowly in the short session of the New York stock exchange tcday and dealings fell back to the recent light volume. A. T. nnd T Anaconda Copper Beth. Steel Chrysler ... Cities Service Gen. Am. Tank Gen. Electric Gen. Motors ......... 62 7' Int. Harvester ....:.. 841-2 McKesson-Robblns ... 9 1-4 .Montgomery Ward ... n N. Y. Central ....... 341-2 Packard .............. 10 7. 162 34 51 1-4 94 7-8 4 1-2 47 1-8 37 Chicago Corn open high 02 3-4 63 1-2 60 3-8 60 7-8 low close 62 3-4 63 3-8 60 3-8 60 3-4 Vast African Church I'lanncd . JOHANNESBURG. (UP) —Work is to be started this year on the largest church in South Africa, the Roman Calholic Cat'mdral in .Johannesburg, accommodating 2,500 persons, constructlo'n may take 10 years, being dependent on the speed with which funds are collected. Longer Aulos Decried PASADENA, Cal. (UP)— Local traffic agents declare one of the principal reasons for parking congestion is the fact that nearly all automobile manufacturers have increased the base length of their cars. They Insist only 10 cars can now be parked where formerly 12 could be accommodated. Blythevillc's oldest resident. Mr. Misskelley died Martini Ann Misskelley. will cele-1 years ago. nine brale her 99th birthday tomorrow. That Is, she hopes to "celebrate" It by having someone come to see her— and has asked the Courier News to Issue an Invitation to tlie preachers and others to visit her. "I can't see them and I cant hear them if they don't talk mil loud but I haven't oven boon in my yard for four years and I know I will never live another year and I do so want to be Imp- py en my last birthday." she said today in discussing her approaching anniversary. Because of broken ankles she is prac- nothing cannot walk and as she tically blind she can do bl-t dress herself and then sit by her window—hoping someone will come to see her. But despite her Infirmities her mind alert and she talks Pet Phillips Radio Simmons Beds . Standard of N. : Texas Co U. S. Smelting U. S. Steel .... Warner Bros. ., 8 I is unusually in Shelby county. Tcnn. nonr Memphis, she came to what is I now Blythevillc in 1874 with lier ! husband, the late E u MUskel- DETROIT. (UP)-Tne practice of ley, a Confederate soldier Of their II children there on now three living: Mrs. Lou Young. of Detroit, Mich.. Mary Ann. ol Memphis, and J. W. Mlsskcllcy. wllh whom she makes her home nt 1318 W. Holly St. Times have been very bad for her and her sen, who has a (ruck garden and decs paintinj and olher odd Job: Although he Is 66 years old Rooscvell Signs Record Army Appropriation Bill WASHINGTON. May 10 <UI>) — President Roosevelt today signed Hie peace lime record ?512,500,(H10 army appropriation bill, providing fund. 1 ; for military and non-mill- BEER TRUCK EIGHT PICK-UP Llcvcn Occupants of Utter Cut and Bruised; Beer Flows, Lcaclivillc . LEACHVILLIi. Ark.-flevcn nc- ttinlint.s of u light pick-up truck were Injured, none seriously, wlr.'n a heavy liansfer Iruck, owned ;bj the Beer lU'.tilliiillni! Co,, of Os- eeola, lilt their car from behind ai:d knocked It across a .dlloh on Hlgliwuy IB. about a mile soiilh of lenelu'llle. The acddent occurred ntoitt II p.m. Friday, Both (rucks were Imwllng Ui- \vanl L.saclivllle. Uddli! Ihwley, \w Bi'o, driver of the IICLT Irivjlt, n|i parenlly turned out lo:> Inle l-i atlempllni! lo pass (he oilier truck and hit It from the rear, hmllivi It, across lli« ditch. The Inutt truck turned over but Hosley anil hl«' "rotniinnjon. Oiinincr Ilainplo .whlto^also of Osctola, esaiped Injury. The eleven occupants uf the light Iruck. reluml'yi lo Ixificli- vllle from work In radish licit]: soulh of here, were bruised anil shaken up but none wns seriously lifi't. Soms were Ircalud by Dr. A. E.. Hoblnson, local piiyslclan, tmt all were iible to go to hcincs. Bob Chlltlrcs.s, who received injuries to his right hl|> and right leg. prntably was the most |>ac.lly Ivii'l. II. A. Smith received cuts 'on his left rlbow and hip. Others In the parly were u Mr. Kh.inks and hi* four children, Paul Smith, a Mr. l-'ei'uuson, Mrs. Clarence Meadows, and Chariu: &'milh. the driver. By Iho time the beer truck was si't back on Its wheels its cargo had vanished. Beer Mowed freely for u lime here last ni^hl; Uowcl ol 5,000 Takes Vengeance (or Murder of Sheriff ;..' ary activities of the incut for the June 30. 1937. James A. Reeves, Native of Steele, Dies at Akron STUEI.K. Mo.—Word has been received here of (he dealh of war depart-(.lames A. Reeves, 50, on May 8. fiscal year ending Mr. Koostjvelt at the same lime at his home In Akron, Ohio, after a, long lllntjss of cancer of the throat. He was bmii and reared lit ;SlceIc but (vent to Akron 20 gave final approval to the culled four department bill. mak T yen re ago ami has since been cm- Ing appropriations for (lie stale,] ployed by. the Goodyear Rubber justice, commerce aiid labor de- j Co. of that city. Ills daughter, Mrs. partmcnls. Charlie Crawford of this city who He also signed a joint congress-[has been at 'his -bedside for scv- '•"' '— "" '- " cral weeks, arrived home Wednesday night. Other survivors are his wife. Mrs. Agnes D. Reeves, one fercncc to be held al Buenos son, Henry, and one grandson, or Aires. Argcntlnn, or at the capital | Akron, ami a brother, Daniel E.' of some other American republic (Shoemaker, of Centcrville, Aln. during 1936. lonal resolution authorizing the United States to participate In Ihc forthcoming Pan-American con- , ofecle Commercial ClUD men's chics will be called upon lo cares for his mother^one. doing l '° ""' " ; ' 1 " ti "' """ """'""* — all the cooking and housework— brt he said today he hired some woman to clean the house lor his mother's birthday so II would look "real nice." China Modernizes Courts <2 3-4 I law In China differs very little " '-8 I from methods in the United States. Dr. Fred Wllhelm, European-born 27 61 34 3-4 92 S3 9 7-8 Shanghai attorney, said here. Bar requirements are the same, and court procedure Is almost Identical. Wllhelm uses an Interprcler in court. They farmed for a number t:f years but their land was lost by caving Into Ihe river unit they moved Into town. For a nrmujr of years they sold patent medicine and old timers well remember the old couple as he and his wife peddled their wares from IUIUM- to Funds Received for Missouri WPA Projects SIKESTON. Mo.-C. I,. Blanton Jr., district WPA director, has announced receipt of S1.052 In federal funds for the construction of a farm shop for the Steele school and $2,009 lor work on 4.85 miles of highway from Holland west lo the PcmtscoUDunklm county line. Ke has also received $1,560 for Ihe construction of an athletic Held and other Improvements at the Cat-dwell school. Utah Stale Farm Brreait has launched a rural beautlflcation campaign. Churches. Boy Scouts.) STEELE, Mo.—Major FYcrt Kvl- srlicols. fraternal, civic and wo'- [ ley -has been elected, president of the Sleelc Commercial club, organized to take the place .of tho old Llflcrs club. T. A. Haggard, if first vice-president, Robert Stcelf j is second vice-president, II. L Ycagrr Is .secrctary-trMsurc-r and L. F. Cooper is sergeant-al- < RINGU-l COPTICS K1V15 CENTS ! , Va.. May 10 Ul'l— Two negroes killed a slier- ft. wounded live other while men. mill off a |x»se numbering un lo i.ODO men In a six-hour Run battle ind dlod Mnally In a barrage .' o'f ' naclilnu nun bullels In their blaxIM: home early todny. Two hours Inter, aller the niltis lad cooled enough lo permit 'ap- noach. members of the posse rait- ed among the ashes and recovered one of (he bodies. It was torn • and nut up mid. parts' of It, In- :ndlii|{. solno of tlio bones, \\ifiy. carried olf as souvenlrn. Tlio body of tliu sei'oiul negro —n woman— wns recovered several Hours Inter. It, was (IrauBCil from Ihc .imoldcrliiK ruins and left for Ilie curious to .it»re. at and the few remaining souvenir liunlcr;; lo dl.smcmbor, 10,1100 Hounds rlreit The; bullle raged under the glar- ln« siiotllijhts of fire , Irucks. Moiinlatiicm , from the surrounding llliii) nidgo foolhllLs. with their tradltloiml long barreled "choolhiK irons," clltais with pistols ami shotguns, slate aiul local police with maclUnc ismis nnd automadu rifles, were on. one sltle nnd an elderly negro man and his sister, armed with rlllei and .shotguns, were on the olher. At least 10,000 rounds of 'ammunition were expended. At limes the bairasc was so terrific It could be heard -for miles. The dead were Sheriff William Vming, of orange county, and . the negroes, William Walle.v CO, :»ml Ills sister, Cora, C2. Alter repealed 'eflorts 'Volunteers from tho stale police managed lo' get lo. un out-building near the 'ancient 10-room frame IIIHISB on Hie properly of the Gor- donsvllle cemetery where (lie ne- groes had barricaded themselves. They saturated It with kerosene ,iiid .set It on (Ire. l''In inrs l.inp to House While the crowd screamed ami (bed nnd blinds whistled tin; blaze Jumiied lo (he house and soon flames were leaping high, The woman appeared al. a >vin- dnw and wns riddled wllh machine iu-n hnllcls. A moment Inter .thereof collapsed and the man ran' out. He was .struck by n blast of bullets ami fell backward Into the fire. Willies, caretaker of the cemetery. had been asked to vacate tin; house. Ik 1 had refused and for' several days he nnd his sister hail' patrolled the grounds, armed with rlllcs and revolvers. Yesterday they tlircalcned Mrs. George Xtinin. <i wealthy land owner. She iwllfled Shcrlir Young, .who swore out a Irimcy warrant. With Sergeant. J. II. Ycagor of tlic lovyn, policy and Stale rollceman II. I.. Dclaifcy he went lo the house lo serve il. A shot through the door killed him. lo make Utah "the lilac state." Silver Buys Auto , ye? MEMPHIS. Tcnn. (UP) —Whcnjur. Milliml Arclitr blight a new auto-1 arms, mobile here 'nc paid for It with 495 silver dollar. 1 ;. Archer, a rent col Fish do not sleep. They rest bv remaining quiet In still pools, ' He sccimiulakd 1.100 coins. Missouri I'arks Expand JEFFERSON CITY,'Mo. <UP> —; wild Horses Face liouiulup EDMONTON. Alia. (UP)—Alberta's last surviving herd of wild horses is to be rounded ui> and slaughtered. The herd, estimated at 250. has been roaming In the hill country west of Rlmbcy in STEELE. Mo. — Mr. and Mrs. Prat her Ayers and Inmlly escaped serious injury when they crashed Into a car near Mareton Thursday afternoon. They were all badly shaken up but no bones were brpkcil, Tlie car was demolished. The state of Missouri, six years] and north of the turbulent lira- ngo without stale parks or na- zcnu River for 30 years. The llonal forests, today has more i):an i liorses have evaded all traps. lt'0,000 acres In such plots. I Pennsylvania Harvest Lite HAHRISBURO, Pa. (UP)—Harvest time will be about a month Will Bird Specks Increase SANTA BAfiBATlA. Cal. (UP) — The 21st census of wild | late this year In Pennsylvania. The birds spending the winter season Agriculture Department said the In warmer water and climatic conditions here revealed 140 'sps- cios. This Is 7 more than last year. reason is that wet weather held up plowing from three lo four week? in many areas. Wisconsin Bars Trucks , from Roads on Sundays MADISON. Wis.-All heavy Irucks will be barred from crowded Wisconsin highways on weekends and holidays from Memorial day. May 30. to Sept. 30. lo assure greater safety for automobile tourists, the state public service ccmmlsslon has announced. The order Is a renewal of the regulations first instituted in 1034. llils year's order will clear for tourists traffic 21 congested sections', of highways: from 1 to'11 p.m. Saturdays and from s a.--in. to 12 midnight Sundays and holidays. Escape Serious Injury Automobile Crash WEATHER Arkansas—Partly cloudy tonight and Sunday. Warmer In central portion tonight. Memphis and vicinity—Fair tonight. Sunday mostly cloudy, not much change In temperature. According to Samuel P. Morris, official weather observer, the maximum temperature here yesterday' was 73 degrees and tho mnlnium, 45 degrees, clear.

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