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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS • THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHRAHT-' ; *riirV«o. 0 .— ,_ *•«-« ¥ f K-f VOLUME XXXVI—NO. 83. Blytlievllle Courier Blythevllle Herald BLYTlliiV]l,LR, ARKANSAS. MONDAY, JUNE 2G, 193!) RULES USE TAX SINGLE COPIES,FIVE CENTS' Bailey Pushes Plan To Refund Arkansas' Heavy Highway Debt LITTLE ROCK, June 26. (UP)—The slate sum-cine court today-.agreed to take under advisement the' case.™f J^ffl^««.Sft The tribunal set July 3 as submission Jute for the ID ,m?.i°i « V7. G T V!l1 1Iolt aflel> Chancellor Dodge h,i upheld the stale's demurrer to the Matthews suit Undo" lieso conditions it was expected that B decision would"be landed clown on July 10 before adjournment of i«e S u™ NSTITUTI Approval Of Repealer Is Bitter Dose To Administration lourl. an refund the by: . Offering $140,537,253 non-call- 1 able refunding bonds dated October l, 1939, to redeem that amount in outstanding' highway, toll bridge and road im-1 provement district refunding bomls. ' 2. Pledging 5% cents of the state's' 614 cents ensoline tax to meet; the annual principal and in-l terest payments not to exceed! $8,000,000 tt year over a -40-year! period. ! Thc governor said his program I day would benefit the state since ltlf n ' James Is To Be New Pap was reliably reported here to- that Johl1 James, who estimated $7,000,000 federal matching) •ed as assistant football coach to Lowell Manning, Jflncsboro hl»h school coach last fall, has accepted the position of Blylhcvllle junior nigh school ooach in cliarge of all junior high athletic activities. James, whose home is In Enterprise, Ala., -was an outstanding athlete at Ihe former Baptist cal„.-,......, IU11U lm . fS c at Jonesboro nnd nls,-) nt Ar- provement districts of liens , llsas state - H « was a member of which guarantee payment of the' . „ junior h '8 h school teaching ' ' " sta " nt Joncsboro and assistant to Manning as an alhlellc c-pach would: 1. Make an (including available annually for highway construction and maintenance : compared to about $3,000,000 for maintenance under the present refunding law. 2. Relieve property in old road im- outstanding road improvement district refunding bonds. 3. Dedicate three-fourths cent :0f l!te.'6!4' cents gasoline -tax to .... farm-to-mhi'ket roads '(County -lurnback), ..exclusive of. refiind r ing needs. ,. • -.'•• ..)••. " ( 1. Provide that no fiscal agent's o. attorney's fees be paid by the state. The governor said three points of law must be decided before (he program can be carried out: 1. Whether the state con pay .interest for several months on ,two bond issues representing the • same debt. 2. Whether the state can refund DeValls Bluff toll bridge bonds which the state Issued when it took over the span from a 'private corporation. 3. Whether the slate .can refund 52,253,013 in highway "B" bonds bearing no Interest which were issued in part payment of inter- eat due on bonds of road improvement 'districts. All indebtedness involving highway revenue must be refunded" to give the new bonds an unquestioned first lien on 5y, cents of the gasoline tax. Failure to refund one of the smaller issues might be construed as a cloud on the lien, under terms of the 1934 Refunding Act and make the new issue less attractive, he said. Announcing his refinancing program: hail been approved at n .VMMI meeting of the Board of Finance yesterday, Governor Bailey snid the time element involved was 'he greatesl obslacle in carr out the program. To meet this emergency, the executive order will be filed with the secretary of state this morning, and test suit will be filed in Pulaski Chancery court nt 8:30 a. m. Attorney General Jack Ho!t, representing the state, will file a demurer to the suit attacking the executive order. If the court sustains Ihe dennnrer, an appeal will be filed in the Supreme Court before noon. The court will be asked to advance the case for a decision before' its scheduled summer recess begins July 10. WASHINGTON, June 20. <UP)The senate voted today to repeal President Roosevelt's power to devalue the dollar. The fight, n bllter defeat fbr the administration, came on amendment by Senator Alvn B. Adams (D«»., Colo.) to the pending monetary bill. The vote to wipe out the devaluation piswer was 47 to 31. Approval of (he Adams amendment lo end devaluation powers June 30 was made possible when members ,of the silver bloc, angered by refusal of the administration ID increase the price the treasury pays for domestically mined silver voted almost solidly for the repealer A few minutes later they vatcd • to raise the price that inusl be '• paid for 4:)nes(lctilly mined sliver to 77K cents nn ounce. The present price is 04.04 cents. The silver price vote was 48 lo 30. Meanwhile the senate judiciary committee approved, 10 lo (i, a constiluUonal amendment proposed by Townscml pension plan advocates, providing that "congress shall have the power to levy taxes for fid age assistance." The amendment. Introduced by Senator-Charles O. Andrews, requires n Iwo-thircls vote in congress and ratification by three-fourths of the stales for adoption. The committee rejected, nine to seven, another amendment by Andrews lo require selection of justices of Ihe supreme court on a geographical basis, each lo represent a different judicial district. Seek. LS.Ws..President In •SivampsfSlwnage Alleged thousand dollars' fund: Policemen had BATON ROUGH, La., June 20 (UP)—Stale policemen serirchct Ihe lonely swamps on the east bank of the Mississippi river toduy foi Dr. James Monroe Smith, president of IxHilslmiit state University who resigned nnd left town yesterday n few hours before Ciov. Richard W. Lcehe announced that .there was n shortage of "several hundred In (he school's orders lo bring Dr. Smith back "In handcuffs" foi a hearing before the East Bator "oiige parish grand Jury. 'Hie swamps are the customary hiding place of Ixmlslana fugitives. Leche. who hnd planned to resign loday because of Illness • and lurn the governorship over to Lieut. Gov. Earl K. Long, younger brother )f the late Htiey p. Long, postponed his resignation. He said he would stay on nnd see thai Dr. Smith got Justice. The university, widely known for Is magnificent buildings, foatball earns, cadet corps and vast laiitl loldings, was Huey Long's school of revenge. He developed it with state funds to compete wllh Tulane University, which had, refused him an honorary degree. Long had placed (he bald, soft- spoken Dr. smith'in charge of Ihc university when he set out to niake Tulane look like "a hole In the road." The policemen - boarded 'and searched trains during the night til Plaquemlne and Addis, In country where Dr. Sinlll •iPr. D. Columbia, 1927, member o Hie American Academy of 1'olltlcn nml Social Science, Phi Knppl 1'hl ccimiicmlatoro Order of the Crowi J' Holy, Knight of the 'Proud Legion of Honor) was reported to Imvc gone. Dr. Smith was not on either train, however,' nnd the .searchers went back into UK. swamps. be nnd E»rl lane both said Dr. Smith hiul lied, ills rcslg- nallon, tliey said, cnmc nt Lcche's Jlic New Orleans Slates had clmrgcd tlml L. s, U. materials «crc taken to New Orleans for n iiomc being constructed -by James McUichlnn, a colonel on the governor's staff who advised htm In the purchase of fine-blooded horses Lecho said several weeks ago that MtUichlnn had been absolved, Hint w. had paid for the window sashes n question. He hnd cancelled an o)»n hearing Into the charges ami announced Hint additional investigators had been hired (o conduct " "uroader Investigation." 'nils Investigation culmlnnlcd in lie charge ngalnsl Dr. Smth. A statement Issued by Lcchc and mig said: "On June 13, 1039, Attorney General Ellison started an Invesllgn- lon inlo ceiialn scilons mailers. Since • tlml time, he hns pursued his Investigation zeal nnd oday he has 1 presented me with iildcnce which we believe reveals ILL BE CUED Attend Nurses' Study Group Held At Marion Several Blytheville people attended the study group for nurses of this district conducted in Marion Thursday by Mrs. Lila Sallee. .of Little Rock, nurse. district . consultant Southern Group. Opposes Same Wage Minimum In North, South ATLANTA, Ga., June 20. (UP) — Arguments In behalf of a north- south wage differential for Ihe lex- tile industry were prepared today for Wage-Hour Administrator Elmer F. Andrews as he opened hearings on proposed establishment of a. 32^-cenU-nn-hour minimum wage for workers in the textile manufacturing field. First testimony was scheduled to :pme from spokesmen for the Tex- :iie Workers Organizing Cornniit- .ee (CIO). Later, some 120 representatives of southern mills and labor organizations were expected :o ndd their opinions of the minimum wage recommended by a textile industry committee. Textile union representatives of bolh the Congress of Industrial Organizations and the American federation of Labor supported I be 32% cent scale in hearings concluded last' week at Washington. .„!„„ "T^ 1 " 0 w " s "° Joint action, how- 3""6|ever, by the two labor organizations. Spokesmen for most southern mill owners were expected to oppose tlie proposed minimum generally. Larger southern mills which already have n pay scale higher than 32'/j cents were not expected to fight or support the poposal. Bulk of the southern opposition was expected from the smaller operators. Some of the cotton manufacturers threatened' court action against Andrews if he approves Ihe 3214 cent scale. The southern mill representatives planned lo inject freight rate' differentials and lower living cojts in their fight to secure a lower wage level than that of New England. Southern opposition also will be based on a minority report of six members of the wage-hour textile committee. The minority urged Andrews to reject the minimum ITlfEEr • . ' Declares<1,000 Are- TO BE OFFERED New York Governor, We! coming Governors t. Session, Voices Protest ALBANY, N. V., June 20. (UP)- pov. Herbert H. Lehman of Ne\ York convened the thirty first an mini conference of governors loda with n pica that state executive cooperate In a plan to dlscourag trade barriers. , Lehman, welcoming (ho governor o( Imll of the slates of the unlw snld Ihnl previous conferences 1m discussed this crecllon of trad barriers by various suites. T i7f , UlttL cvl1 rcmnll > ! ' Wieltcckcc i think thei-e am be no doubt tlia Die nnltoii nml the Individual state of. the nation will greatly suffer 10 said. ( Lehman told the chief executive Jin t-(ha nation lu\s progressed fiv boyoiul (he philosophy of sccllona ntcresls. Discussing fcderal-stntc relation' >eforc the conference, Gov Rny noncl K. Baldwin of Conuccllcu criticized the administration's re- policies,' pnrllcmnrly "nium ng" nml called for return o relief control to the .itates. Oov. George Alken of v'crmou esponded to Lehman's greeting. i> )lncc of dov. Bnllcy of Arkansas vho did not attend llio conference Oov. Prentice Cooper of Tcimes- cc praised federal activities In the icnlth field.' He - said Bovernmenl gents had made great strides Ir ncventivc medicine and averted liat government Institutions were erformlUB remarkable 'services Attorney General's Office T ,-, . . . . "<:uuii mis w Issues Upimon As io' Eli w. coiiins. Use Of Funds Compensatioii Payments LITTLE ROCK, Ark'., June 20- More than l.ooa Arkansas employers delinquent in contributions to the slate's unemployment compensation fund are faced with "legal LITTLE ROCK, Ark., June 20.— , director of the Unemployment Compensation .Division, state Department of Labor said yesterday. • -. • , " II was only as a last resort that ... . -- -., ...... ---- esor a Attorney General Jack Holt ruled we 'took this action " Mr Collins f^ 1 *^ ,„ I""- " Wil!l 'me "'most. 'patience 1. Ihat n public school district n »»l courtesy, we have pleaded with maintaining n high school has ll '«se delinquent employers to meet no authority to pay tuition for l! «s obligation created by the law .'Is l'"I'lls. ,1)111 .many of theni were obduralc' <!. That a public school dislrict has refusing even to file the neccssarv no authority to admit non-rcsi- «'age reports, since we are now dent children of any grade to Paying benefits which rim Inlo its school free of charge. many thousands.of dollars a week, 3. Thai public school districts have "• !s evident that we miist move lo legal authority to charge par- clc an up delinquency on the part enls, guardians or custodians of t!i = employer. who reside outside the district i and. -who hnve not legally trans- in-, »Slate Will .Attempt^ In troduce Pin ported Stale merits By Jeffers LOS ANOELES. June 20. (UP) — The slalc ncnred the conclusion of Its case loday, against the Rev. Jot Jcffers and his wife on four counts charging them \vllh Immoral acts As one of his final moves Dcpntj District Attorney Earnest Roll snld he would Introduce as exhibits the alleged confession Ihc nev. Jcliers and his wife made soon utter Ihey were Inkcn Into custody last March. A district attorney's stenogrnhei wns snld lo have token the confessions down while (he minister and his wife talked. . The Rev. Jeffers, who dally brings Ills Bible Into court nnd frequently rends a passage from it, has shown "o outward evidence of strain during the trlnl llml began n week ago. His wife sobbed aloud several limes while the alleged exhibition was described by Ihc state's chief witnesses. , Among those who went, were Miss Annabel Bryant and Miss Ada Boyd, county health nurse, Mrs. T. "R.» Ivy. county examiner, Mrs. H. C Campbell, leacher In the Dell school, and Mrs. Tom Bradsher, executive seqretary ftl Ihe Red of the Chlckasawba i Mrs. Bradsher told the group of the trachoma and pellagra clinics that Uie local Red Cross chapter is sponsoring in this city through the county health unit and also discussed the health correction program being conducted In this city. El!«n Harris, negro nurse of the county health unit, ali d other workers among her p-oiip, also attended. wage and protested that 12 of '.he r«' P 11 • r». ; 21 committee members were chosen "ICS following Dirth from outside the soulh. The Ihreat of court action came from T, M. Forbes, secrclary of the Georgia Cotton Manufacturers Association. Forbes said conferences with "numerous" southern textile executives Indicated the mental," and that should Andrews agreed upon by the district'nnd parents or guardians. The opinion was prepared by Leffel Gentry, assistant attorney .... general, for G. C. Floyd, director versed llu Custody Of Child Citing Section One of Act 332 of 1937, Mr. Gentry wrote In reply to whether a school district has authority lo contract with another district "to furnish high school facilities lo pupns h, Ihsec- when- bolh have high schools.. "It is our .opinion that a district which maintains a high school has no authority , to contract to pay Its pupils tuition. Tlie language of the act giving authority to contract for high school facilities is 'Any school, district in this state wherein high school facilities arc not maintained may contract with another school district. lo Us natural mother, Mrs Pearl Hancock of Memphis, Tenn. 'Hie appeal was Ihc second from the chancellor's rulings In the habeas corpus proceedings. The chancellor at first held that he was without jurisdiction tx> hear the cnse and on appeal the high court overruled his decree and ordered a hearing on the merlls. Partlow and Bradley, Blylhevllle attorneys, represented Mrs. Pearl k and j, o Hancock. Of Her Eleventh Child Mrs. Eula Parsley died early yesterday morning at the Bljlhevtlle hospilal following the birth Saturday of her llth child. She was 48 Funeral services were conducted Ihis morning at the residence en approve the scale, "court action the Parsley farm, three will fnllrvui " tmrtViBrtp* nt T *,- _t...m . will follow. WEATHER Arknnsns — considerable clottdl- iniles j Funeral Rites Held For Mrs. C. 0. Raine, Jr. HAYTI, Mo., June 26.—Puncrnl services for Mrs. Bertha Redman Rainc, wife of C. O. Ralne Jr., post- masler al Haytl and a major in the Missouri National Guard, were held frcm the First Methodist church here Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Ralne died early Saturday morning at her home here after an extended Illness. She wns chairman ere In which been ness, probably occasional showers s"n who husband, O. w. Parsley, and the 11 sons _and daughters. The Infant -^r to- was removed to the was In charge. company The services were conducted by the Rev. W. C. Scott. Interment was made at Kennelt, Mo. The deceased Is survived by her husband, one san, C. O. Ralne HI, and one daughter, Patricia, al! living at hcme. Woman Prisoner Dies At Hospital Here Afrs. Itfnmle Lee demons prls- mer In the county Jail, died at the Blylhcvllle hospital late yesterday following an operatlpn for appendicitis performed two weeks ago She wns 21.- The body Is being held nt the 2obb Funeral Home pending nr- ''angements to be made by relatives. Mrs. Clcmons was cne of three vomcn arrested April 24 In connection with the theft of a'number of chickens for the first women ever to be charged with the actual •nefl In this county, officers believed. They were ordered held lo circuit ccurt after officers saJd they admitted the charge of grand larceny. The other women arrested were of no relation to Mrs. demons. They are alleged lo have broken locks off of chicken houses In Ihe vicinity of 'West Ridge, Dyess, Lc- pnnto.and Tyronra, lo steal chickens which were later sold in Bly- thevllle. Mrs. Clemens Is survived by her parents, Mr. and Ivfrs. h. A. Sollis, two brothers, J. and Lawrence Sol- lls, three sisters, Mrs. Ola Dale, Miss Mjyrtlc SMIls and Miss F-slress Sollls, all of Marked Tree, and two sisters, Mrs. Lottie Campbell nnd Mrs. Mae Conaster of Trumann. Armorel Youth Steps On Glass, Cuts Foot i». D. Ryais, ll, of Armorel, severed a tendon In his left foot when he stepped on a piece of glass last night. Several stitches were required to close Ihe deep wound and the boy llflSL PLEflJSDEIB Supreme Con r t Refuses Slayer's Petition New Trial pi- LITTLE ao.'(fjp)_L ._ Joel Carson, 20, convicted shiver scheduled to die Friday, today lost his lust legal hope to escape (he ' electric choir when escape (he the supreme court refused his pcllllcn for a new Irlnl In the p,| Inskl COIlht circuit court. "' Cataoii ivns convicted of guard nt the stale hospital Ho claimed In his pelilon that he wns tried when feeling vas running high ngnlnst htm nnd thus did not receive .n fair trial. Poplar Corner Baby Is_Colitis Victim Glldon Dcen Crawford, only child of Mr. nnd Mrs. Cecil Crawford, died late yesterday nftcrnam nt he family residence nt Pcplar Cor- icr, near Manila. The 18-monlhs- old bnby wns 111 for several cloys or colitis. Funeral .services were held this Utcrnoon nt Ihe Ilnnna Funeral tome with the Rev. J. w. Vern. n ilficlatlng nnd burial was made nt North Sawba cemetery. State Supreme Court Reverses Decision Of Pulaski County Court c»i and goods purchased oiiljiiclo the slnlo and transported —— ——. —14 Iti+ft Avtrniic-flt. t * Japanese Declare Britisl Have Enlarged Upo Actual Incidents TIENTSIN, <UP)_j a : Win, assuming the diplomatic of leiislve, nssertal today Unit union wire oxiiggcrallng indignities Ic Britons in the blockade of tli British concession and said thu responsibility for Iho consequence ay with Great Britain. The statement wn.i made In , ornial protest by ahlfonoi'l Tuslilro Japanese consul general, to Brltlsl Consul General Edgar Q. Jnmlcson inshlro siild tlml not only were BrUoiijs.cxftfHtcrnllnir Incidents here >" 1 .. »'«''«' nssimilnif. nn "arrogant 1 nlllltidc purposely to cause trouble He mentioned specifically as one exaggerated, distorted nnd fnbrl- caed" incident the statement about Indignity siifTeied by n })j|t- sh Indjl nml an Insult offered to -i British subject.' Tills v,as assumed to concern the •Moping Saturday by n Chinese voimm, in Ihe presence, of a Japanese sentry, of Mrs D. Plnlny acrnmn-uorn Uilllsh subject , li was imcrtul. that. Mrs., pi,,i,i v wn , lrl|)|)«l until she wore only a gTnllo ncl that nt the same tlino her uisbuml, a mitlvo of oinsgow, wns tripped naked In an outer room In* ic presence of 'Chinese nml for- Igncrs of bolh sexes, Tiishlro also complained thnt British concession policemen hud ssaulted Chinese policemen nnd ad released two drunken British oltcemen.whose names had teen akcn because, they beat n Chinese ibpkcepcr outside the concession The situation at Swalow, where ipniiese first ordered foreign war- ills lo get out nnd -111011 sn i ( | u m (, ic.y would i>ermli shipping to en- 3i','took a turn for the worse (o- Japnncsc authorities Isolated the rltlsh deck area of Swnlow with nrb'ecl wire entanglements and sen- Ics. They sill! permitted ships to ilcr llio Imrbor. Bui i), C rc were 0 laborers nt the docks so ships oiild not/ unload. Further, the npancse subjected cargoes lo mi- ule search. They said they would ermlt "Icgllliimle" freight to Iniid it they refused ' enlry to "war atcrlnl"—whose nature they did 01 specify. Further, according lo dispatches, ic Japanese Imposed n new re- rlcllon by which only one Brll- shlp could call nt S» , The siipieine cotiit action was in the case of Jnlm' Maim against Hcvenue Commissioner 7.. M MO- Cnnoll. Mnnn sought lo prevent collection of $200,02 .use tax on $l3,Cofl of gin maehlneiy purchased outside of Arkansas. Tile supreme court held that the use lax was n property levy that was not uniform and was unconstitutional because 11 could- not be made uniform. . Maim, n resident of Lee county hml lost his first, fight against the use tax lUien he Joined Saices with the How Brothers Lumber company of Wnunsh, Ark, in n test case In (ho Pulaski county circuit court. The Pulnskl court upheld legality of llio lax. The decision of the supreme ceuit caught Ihc bUxlo administration off guard as McCanoll and Gov, Bailey had been confident it would be upheld by the tribunal. , ' Tho revenue department, by enforcing r/vyment cf^tbe use tax hnd hoped ID Increase the state's lax collections by sevcial hundred thousand dollnis within the next ' two yenis. Auditors and collectors of the ' reumto department had been go= InjE.pvcr. purchases- of all corpora- ' twin, within the state, seeking to delcimlne \\hnt thoy had. purchased outside of '> Arkansas, dov BallBy wa-s In, Uio haUnay oulsldo Ihc.Mipreme court clia'm- beri, when the ruling was '• ari- ntiunccd He > e.\pre.5scd dlssatlsnc- llon nnd later asked" for a couy to Pest Control Are To Be Licensed LITTLE ROCK, 'Ark., June 20 — Paul H. Millar, chief Inspector for ;he, Arkansas State Plant Board, announced yesterday that Act 394 insscd by the 1930 legislature, during (he last session, piovldliig reg- .ilnllons for persons who solicit or engage In pest control work, becomes L'ltcclive July 1. The bill provides a tine., up to $300 for anyone engaging In the vork without n license from the onid, he said. The operator who 5 to be In charge of tlie «ork must , )nss nn exnmlnntfon showing lie Is and competent before a tcense will be Issued. Mr. Millar said licenses may be ancellcd by the board If a license loldcr should receive compensation or nilvlce or work not authorised n the license, or if the license loldcr or employe should make nlsrcprcsentatlons. A written test ylll be given. Con lend County Must Pay House Board Bill LITTLE ROCK, Julie 2G.-Jim X. Caruthers and- Bubbles Clayon, Mississippi county negroes chedulcd to be executed Friday or criminal assault upon a -jamiy •'hllc woman In 1335, have plied ip n $3.010 room and board blP or MteiyMppl crtunly during Ihelr our years residence i." the death cuss al Tuckej 1'jison Form Tn<! law rcqujfs p ; icli county 10 ay the ivst •:! maligning ^.Is- ncn fo,- raft^Ecplng In >IK death onse. T!ie poiiHenllmy Is allowed 1 Ci-ch day per prisoner to bo •iM Sy thu c)i,),ty wl'.fch he p/'foner w.ts sent. Records in the state cornplroller's fficc show Mississippi county Is ne of 10 counties which have reused (o pay the slate the cost of keeping prisoners In the death house. The other counties are Ashley, Crltlenden, Garland, Miller, Lonoke, Ouachlla, Pulnskl, Saline and Searcy. The lolal amount clue the sl«le from these 10 counties Is $6,361. Suite prison officials said yesterday they would Insist upon the counties paying (his Annual Peach Festival Plans Are taking Shape cck "i FORREST CITY, Juno 20.—With „.',,„ lllc Crowlcy nidge Peach Festival ShnngW dispatches said that only about a month nway plans Bri Ish Ccnsul C. R. Lee, nl Swalow, for Aikansns' biggest parly are ind protested to Japanese author!- taking shape rapidly nnd indlca-• lies ngalnst this regulation nnd hnd tlons point toward one of the bpsl said Ihnl Ihe British nnv.y had 'In- celebrations In years strucled_lhc destroyer ThanctT to Sponsored by the Eastern Arkan- convoy British ships lo Swntow If Japanese warships attempted Interfere with them. lo Says Swatpw Isolntcd HONG KONG, June 26. (UP) — The Japanese nnvnl c;nunnnd at Swatpw loday announced complete Isolation of foreign shipping at that Important South China port, pending the progress of military operations. The Japanese, who clnim that Swalow hns been n port of enlry for munitions for the Chinese armies said Ihat the landing nnd embarking of passengers, as well ns the loading and unloading of guns had been halted. sas Young Men's clubs, the festival will feature numerous attractions, nil of which will be free except the Pencil Queen's Bnll. Much enthuslnsm Is being shown In the Saddle Horse Show for which nearly 100 entries have been received. The show will be held Ihe night of the festival at the high school stadium where ample seats will be provided for the crowds. No admission will be charged and no premiums will be given. Horses will be fed, 1 watered and sheltered overnight free of charge, E. P. Bunch, horse show chairman, said. Auto, Two Bicycles Stolen Over Weekend An automobile and .two bicycles were stolen here over the weekend, police announced today. J. F. Thompson's black sedan, n 1936 Ford, was stolen from off the , K , -„ • street while he attended a show.!, way , : . Jltrs —.— . It had not been located at noon'," * orl $ !l1 ? at & typewriter dur- today, ing an electrical display preceed- A hiirn n, n ^ ct^i «• .^ r, l ills a thunderstorm, and stored up A bike was stolen from the Rev.^ much sta ,, 0 ,„ her My ^ m West .when she relumed to Ihe swltch- from the board she caused a short Short Circuit Caused 'By Static in Body FAIRFIELD, Conn. (UP)—For .1 moment, Mrs. Charlotte Rasmussen Ihought she had been struck by lightning as ; she operated her switchboard at the local telepnqne exchange. But a repairman explained It - - ' - had I ome 1 '

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