The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 1, 1930 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 1, 1930
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Served by the United Press BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOU1U VOI,. .XXVII—No. 117 BlythertUe Courier, BlythevlUe Daily News, Blylhevllle Herald, Mississippi V»lley Leader, AKKANSAS. KU1DAY. AUGUST 1, I !>::<) ' SINGLE COPIES Fl'vi : CEKlS ROUGH! AG DISTRICT ICT IN Places Drouth Loss at $50,0.00,000 Authorize Committee lo : Represent Taxpayers and! Advise -Commissioners. : Local Boys |[|-| Are Champ , "Sitters" "Bear Down, There. You Golfer Between 160 and 200 land owners of Drainage District 17, in a meeting; at lhe courthouse tills mornlnf, took the following action: Formed a-permanent organization with A. G. Little as chairman and Ora Shonyo as secretary. Autfiori/ed the appointment of Mr. Little, with himself as chairman, of a standing committee of nine to represent the land owners as an advisory body to the board of commissioners of Hie district. Adopted a resolution opposing the appointment of any member of tile board of commissioners as receiver for the district, should the appointment of a receiver bc- conre necessary.' Adopted a resolution empowering the committee of nine on behalf bf the land owners to recom- The Burns brothers. Dick and ' John, "sat" their way to fame this-' i afternoon al 4 o'clock when they I passed all records available at pres- ; [ cut for "tree sitting." At least the .' j local youngsters are definitely the i Arkansas champions for the time i L ntisK Dineible Canadian Goal -After 78 I ST. HUBERT AIRPORT. Quebec., • Aug. 1 (UP)—The dirigible R-100 ' came to rest here today. 78 hours ; and 51 minutes alter it had left its ' horns port RI Cardington, England. being and so far as known here I Hl'S., 51 Minutes in All'. are showing the way to national i contenders for elusive endurance honors. They passed their 3201!; hour in a big tree at 328 East Dougan at 4 o'clock this afternoon. The Arkansas "tree sitting" rec- I ord of 312 hours held by two i Jonesboro boys was passed early . I this morning and the Burns young- j After circling above the St. Hu- Isters are" enduring" their way to t airporl almost three hours aft-' • through ihe siege devouring tempt- , . , . L ing treats and reading books hoist- j er «lRm6 »* way through storms , cd up to them as gifts from rela- ! 1n thc st - I-awrence valley with a ; lives and friends. ' .broken tail nn. thc b!g cxpenmen- . The local boys declared today ' lal airship settled down at 'the new i , that they had been told that "some mooring mast this morning, and •. mend a suitable man for receiver, i ^ oy jo^n j n Mississippi has been i Cl 8ht minutes later was made fast, i Went on record as opposing any i ll( ; om . 3CO hom . s ..' nnd tllej , in . i its journey ended. : reassessment of benefits gainst | s ,, tod „ hnvc no intcntum o , | returning to earth until after clec- i , The mooring was quickly com- , t!.m tlav Augusl 12th ' l )leted smcc t!lu IlBMl of Ja> ' cn ~' Virgil" \Vright who climbed a . nblMl Squadron Commander R. S. | tree on Sct'th Franklin, two days Booth thc dirigible's commander.i after lhe Burns boys went alofl, • to head down to the half million ; .s siill up and determined lo oul- ] doll 'ir mast and set the ship's nose ! lund in thc district and authorized the. committee of nine to interview candidates fnr the legislature as lo their attitude .on such a question. .u^l -ill others. BIGLfiWT With court action which it is believed may lead to a receivership lor Drainage District 17 to be in j stituted. before Chancellor Futrell j at Parugould today, land owners of . (he district met at thc courthouse '• here this morning to discuss His ' condition of the district and to ar- j range, if possible, for closer co- j operation between the land owners ; and the board of commissioners in j determining district policies. lurj IT <• 01 The mass meeting was held In, Uncle lom ' Hummel, 0.1, •-response-to a general call issued i i» i i • if TV Monday to taxpayers of the dis- ! Mad Lived tor twenty Uiot-signed by B. P. Gay, S, G. Vpavs Adklson. S. L. Thomas. T. J. Ma- '. Ieals han. E. D. Ferguson. A. B. Fairfield the Three Stales Lumber company j by C. G. Smith, Joe Isaacs. W. M. I into the revolving top of the 1ms . st rue (lire. ' j • The sliip.the world's largest dirigi- i i ble, was making .hardly 20 miles an I Gehlbach Winner of Air Derby CITY AIRPORT, DETROIT, AllfJ 1. I UP)—The- All-American Air • Derby, the most ambitious race : „ arcmid tlie country ever nllcmptctl. ranilCl'S ended here loclay when the "Litl!" <ji Rocket" plane of Lee Gchlbach.- olli'l'C I Litllc Ruck, oik., roared across thc ! finish line. Gchlbach landed at 'i:-l4, fasten' standard time, an hour and 4- ! minutes after he look oif from Ohi- I cngu for thc final lap. 1 Gchlbach. won first place In tin- and Consumers c Dry Weallicr Bur- Declares 1.. N.' Nevin MEMPHIS, Aug I (UP)—farm- era living within a 100-tnllc radius ol Memphis nave suiiercti u loss , -.,tnnr, ,n i from the drouth of $25,000,000, and race, and a prize of $15 000. ills s25.000.OCO, has been lost to WS,W Bl M«r.n «= d B p£cc: f«1 ™- from the ^i""' 6 '"• "-. .' .. . ... ' .... i heat ami dry weather, u N. Ncvin. crop statistician for the Progressive 110 . j Fanner, iratle journnl, announced 'today. j 30 minutes. 1 Final ofP.clal timings have | been announced. I Gchlbncli look off second bin j raced ahead (o lead lhe flyers IP i : Detroit. Thc race started July wilh IB entries. Nevin estimated the average crop .V; i loss '.vould total about 40 percent. " i Thc drouth MS continued 15 days. ! one day phort of an all-limc record. For Ihe past (1 or 8 weeks. Ncvlns fait!, housewives have been fccl- j hit; the effects of the drouth In the ; costs or running Ihc labli>. Eggs, Atlorncvs Were io Present Case Before -judge Ful- rcll Tliis Afternoon. HUl.LKTINf Churchill liuulc, Rlylhi- ville iiUontcv, wits ;t(»iointe(l receiver for l)r!ih«i('c TMslrict . 17 liv Cliimcellor .1. ni. Ftilrell n( l'iir:i!;oiil(l this nflcrnnim. A sun which it Is believed may result 'in the appointment at nn early dalo of n receiver for, Draln- nse nislricl 17. which loday "(lc- faullert in ils Ecmt-annual Inler- esl pnyment. was filed with Ihe clerk of the chancery court l«ro shorllv afternoon bv Charles Colu- mnn of the Little Rock law firm of ^"lemaii and Riddick, In Irehalf of E. liarcer. et al .said to be o\vncrs of hands of the district. . Mr. Colemiui. accompanied by W. f con Smith of Harrison. Smith and Tavlnr. altornnvs for Ihe district, lefl Immediately t"t Pavn(?nultl, where it Is understccti ft hearing on the acltnii was to \x held before Chnr,cellor J. M. Fulrcll. Uutterli vcKdablcs and fruil nil ar, ! costing more on choutli. "Quit putteiing-a-rcund and bear* down on lhat club," what : , . hour on the last stage of its flight.' Pronto, a small brown bear, guardian of the ninth hole nt a minla- and. just before midnight, siill about i lure golf links in Los Angeles, probably was saying as he posed lot 70 miles away, down the St. Lawrence. Squadron Leader R. S. Boo\h, in command radioed that the ship would make no attempt lo moor at j its mast here before-'dawn. this plctur.3. Pronto is America's'most. unu<ual golf hazard and has! a yearning fcr golf balls, which was developed when he was given one ] j in syrup to play with. Commissioner s I Districis Favored Brooks; Hays Charges. HARDY. Ark., Aug. I (UP)—Ccr- \ ,,\\n Improvement district bonds j were retired from 50 lo 25 years in I ndv MANILA. Aik. ISueciaD—' i as Hummel. 81, died early this Burns, O. Shonyo, A. G. Little and ; moring with only his 79-year-old T. H. Hatfield. Following the meeting and acting ui»n ils aulhorization, A. G. Lit tie,' who was elected permanent chairman, announced the personnel of a committee who will act with him In behalf of the land i he was toM that only an ampu- ' owners in all matters affecting the : taticn of his leg would save him. j interests of owners of property in ' "I'd rather be dead," said Uncle , the district. • ;Tom, "than live with one leg oft."' Members of tills committee are: A. G. Little. Blytheville, chairman. G. E. Keck anil T. J. Mahan. Blytlieville; E. C. Adkinson, Huff- ! from Manila, about 22 years ago. - brother al his bedside. His death j i was the result of a severe attack j ! of gangrene that has b^en troub- ; ling him fcr over a year. • i He spent most of the past yearj I in the Blylhcville hospital where j She Swimsxto Stay .Young advance of their maturity In order !M |_J . C- II P vec i to hencnt Juitln Matthews, slate | n ^ v ,! 1O ' J P L . '" coi«m!s.slonei , . • Brooks ' Nine Lawyers Sign ment Praising Record! Made by County Judge j OSCEOLA, Ark.—County Judge I Uiicie Ton, farmed most of his ; ^ J^™ ho, ben^en- | ^^•^™^ m £\^* T «™™ m *«*'> f * t *°*- 1 The statement praises Judge Bar- ; . ham for his "efficient, honest, im- F. Gay Half Moon; R. .w. Craw- j They have fished there fo r over u^'cc-unly 1 probate' and° n c1i U mrno°n f ford, Gosnell. and Clinton Calcl- j 20 years. He has three; brothers ! pi^g cour[ j defends his record in well Manila , surviving him: S. O.. at Tliorn- | connection 'with the handling of I Clmlon Caldwell opened the , ville, Ohio; Perry, at Amanda, Ohio, . county Ori50ners and declares that i meeting by putting the name of i and George at Tim's Point, Ark. )le has" Riven more time and at ! Mr. Little in nomination for per- \ Funeral services will be held at • tention to [he duties o[ his ofl \ ce ( 4 o'clock this afternoon, only a than any of his predecessors. i little after ECTton Ashabranner, j T i, e statement, addressed to thc i another pioneer has been laid to | Democratic voters of thc county, i follows: i The death cf "Uncle Tom" brings j "We, the undersigned, members ' to a close his 20 years of residence I O f the Osceola Bar. have observed ! lined by Mr. Liltle in n lalk in . aboard a raft on the western shore ! with regret the attack upon th" ' which he said that steps shmil:' , O f nig Late, a life shared by his ' official record of the Hon Geo W have been taken several years ago | brotner George Hummel. 79. i Barham. We have been in close. to bring the land owneis of th: | Thci , ra ft-house had only one i touch wilh the county, probate and . i ro:m. but enough space was left common pleas court in the Osccola ' man; C. C. I^angston, Number j For over 16 years he and his broth- Nine B. S. Simmons, Rose;Iand; B. j er, George, lived on an old .raft. manent. chairman. Mr. Little \va elecled without oppsition, and upon motion of Mr. Caldv.-cll Ora Shonyo was similarly chosen secretary. I rest. The .situation which resulted in' thc call for the meeti. district affairs. in closer touch " with "Cuucrived in Graft" Declaring that it was not his pur- I on tlie ancient craft for a front: district of Mississippi county for ° ' porch where fish nets, traps, tackle, | many years, and we say ivitVn ' a stove, coking utensils and stove; reservation that the conduct of tin . duties of said office by Judge Bar- year the two broth- j ham has been efficient, honest, im- pose lo criticise lhe presenl board W00(1 w ' cr . 0 ke ° t of commissioners, but rather to de- j year after vise means of cooperating with ; cvs ; ived al , )rac t ica i|y lhe same I partial and faithful. He has devot- : Ihem for lhe benefit of the dislrtct ,„„,,„„ smtline sometime- win- ! ed more time and attention lo the i and Jts and owners. Mr. Little j (hp rtsc an( , ,,,,, of U)e r , vcr , 0 dl , tlcs Qf charged that the original orgam- ncart) jn(s , (he rmnn( , ia , imf , resls of thc coun . nation of thc district was junsound. [ Un , e To]n K3s bed-ridden at ty. than any of hts predecessors. (he time of his death, suffering i "Wilh reference to the county highway 'ii-Jay*!, canildnte .or pi leliarijnl in an nddrcss he nicht in which he attacke A couv of tins c"inolalnt In Ihe account of lhe I proceedings was nol filed here, but ! lhe Courier News Is advised Ihnt it Is designed t^ brine the district's (hiitnclal ilifflcultics to nn Immediate head nnd thai It Is likely to result In the appointment of n receiver tn work with the tioard of commissioners In administrating the affairs of the district. At 3 o'clrck this afternnon no information war. p"iU L ibl& from P.ira- eould 'concerijhi^ the i.roiro;s ot the suit or the action of Judge.Fnt.--' roll. - •'..•• n . •• -.-^v- ,. , v> -••••- ff .empms Area. ;-•-• ire las! ! 'eriT-'i raiiiel'r"re( : i:liii;"re-elecUoii. ' MKMPJIIS. Aug. 1 lUPi-Wealh ."Evidently al Mntlhcws' behest." | cr over lhe Iri-f.latcs area today] llavs said "lhc 1'arnrll ndminis-1 continued warm with forecasts that (ration sponsored Acl number IB I Memphis and Its neighboring cities . cf inw, two fccllons of which, i would experience wnrmer weather i numbers 7 and 8. authorized the re- j a-er (he week cml. t(y | ay by virtl]c nf lvll1llllls t i, c - E di- lireiuenl nf improvemchl district, Despite Ihc prophecies of wcalh- { son j,.,,;,,,,,.,,,,,, rnr whlch'Mn Ijovs men. no beneficial rain has fal- coln|W(c ,|_ nearby com- ; D] . [<ol||s P(lj . rj ,_ 1)M( , 0[ pi^m,,. Edison's Scholarship WEST ORANGE. N. J. Aug. 1 (UP)—Arthur O. Williams Jr.. nr East Providence, N. H. was proclaimed "America 1 !! brightest boy" laski county one of the many or-. The Mississippi river gauge here j n|h( , r cnndl(IlU( , s .. cnuized by Malthews lo insure j has- risen slightly in the past 241 I bonds which were taken orcr by I hours. However, thc rise was not j 1 the slate before a penny was due! sufficient to materially aid navlgn- ! on them. licm "Since that time.5854.000 worth of Central Louisiana felt the ven- ! Mitthews bonds have been retired, sconce of « windstorm 01 90 mile I i some of them not due until 1851. I'"' hour velocity which whipped, . "While lhe S584000 was div<-rl«l. across lhc slate, wrecking cominun- National Airways. Inc.. of Detroit. fiomron.I constructhn lo nay Mat- »'" n" (l renchlne tornado velocity! and form-rlv of tins city, received -™-- toJiroXsii'MOwnsbe- at certain times. The wind caused, Hie distinction of Imiug Ihd July bonds, onlj SU...OOO was ^ tcn)ncratl]r£ , to Ur[)) , resulting 1™'C of "The Vorlcxiau." tnaga- in cooler weather beneficial to ! zinc of the men's club of Dc-lrolt, parched crops. i dedicatee! to him. ! Detroit Dedicated co Joe BIythe Joe T. Illythe. president' of the ' Ing used by the stale lo retire un- j matured bonds in 30 oilier counties I Ihan Pulaskl." 'Stockholm Soes Demand i for Fruit in o 1 O f- i TL' L l " L v.cni!> HilS Mrs. that it was "conceived in graft and brought forth in wholesale larceny," and that there is no possi- Anna Van Skikes. thc "swimming grandmother", of Venice. •. and especially I Calif., will adhere to her custom of 20 years' standing and swim 20 miles over a Pacific ocean course by way cf observing her 70th from Italy arid Snain ha.* r.ow hern birthday Aug. 7. and to prove the soundness cf her ncivir.? to women: speeded up materially. ! STOCKHOLM. lUPi-Millior.s nf ' cran^es and tons of imported ap- .-, ^ . *-.. , .. : pies arc now continue:! in Swe;l™ bQS r T1CC LlimOS Up leach year sir^o the :ii:iy on (l-.e%» fruits was reduced. Af-rurdini; I'-' wholesale dealers In Stockholm, tlie demand is greater [hun at any prr- i vious time and lhc excellent crops I in l!)2!) augmented Hie consumption. The transportation of oranges Union cily. Tenn.. dairymen who i IIi5 phnlegraph makes the cover have lest heavily because of the alul " ( « Ulrc stor l' is »» acc?imt, dried pastures were heartened to- cf tllc , "P"""? °' ™* nying field day by the of cream [ ™ d ,,, cU '^.,[ 10 "_ se , at Plymouth .au:l companies that a higher price would l:c paid for cream. Hetait gas prices have Jumped two i Middle Belt roads, when 10.000 peo- ! p!«^ witnessed t!:e oiienin^ -pro| gram. • • i Mr. Rlythr* wiio Is Hip son cf I Mrs. Helen Ulylhe and a brother ! of Miss L?la BIythe. was panntar- ly !:noun while living here for a iiiimlior of years. . , severely from gangrene from which! farm, « is our opinion that there "Swim and slay yo,,n ? ." Mr, Van Skikes is shown above getting a ' and a half cents per gallcn this | week at a big majority of the serv i Twelve MiflfcrS- ice stnlioii!;. in the city. ] • r 1 M' r T According to reix>rts one of tlic ' • in 1.031 lYlllie tXplOSiQn large wholesale oil ar.<l sas com-; panics serving the territory, nn- : TII.TONVILLE. O.. A:i». ). HIP) ncunced an upward move in thc ; —Twelve miners were injured, two wiirV, „? iT. n ov« thiMT »h. iniJ \' - he chcsc to die rather tlirin sub- is less cau« for complainl under ' coaling ci grease before plunging bintj of tne taxes v, men tne 'ana-,., nmniiiaiinn nf his w 'Jndire narham's administration', ,:._,___ : .... u.r— .u- into the ivatcr on one of her owners can u discharging the district's debt. From the very beginning, he said, the district has been insolvent and unsound from an engineering mil to an amputation of his leg. [Judge Barham's administration i preUminarv Mims ^r^ lhc ., mam CTO1U • cn hcr birthday. self-c:ntained, having few'than that of any of his predeces- i '. comments lo make lo occasional sors, To make a change now would i visitors. Uncle George is a man of mor. ; involve an enormous expense which r j i P • 4 i would probably result in experi- "•»»« -'urv >- T r loy fcXpOIt I conversation. The two men were • ments which have heretofore prov- .,. i interviewed by a Courier News cor-'.en to be failures. To put the pris- Mobile Bridge Funds i Remains Same in 1928-'29 load of Iruii cau seat holm in two weeks aaainst five . price M-nday ami Ihc other com- , of them probably fatally, in a pD-.v- wce!:s needed when •.••'w freigh' panics followed suit, increasing the [ der blast at the Red Bird mi:i; Dt price on a general wale through- i tr.e Warner Collieries company - Blvtheville. {here today. IVrntv men \vere in Ihe shaft removing n rock slirle when the b]<\H occurred. None of them \vcrc vessels were used. Recently a British .*:ra:uer fron- oul the stalions in Australia unloaded 1.?I3 ions of annlfs nt the Stockholm Ifp uorl the largest shinment of it' kind ever to reach S'.ve:lcn. Japanese Protest Disorders : ^™? j;»t,^ ™^*^ rn ; rough air.' Forest O'Brir.e and Dalo perform his iliuy. violalion of th? nations rec"ivc;l 57 nor cent of the ! sued In 1918 and 1320 only a little 'hat day the water on the lake was, over 5250000 had been mired, and I "o rough and hi?h that I feared, (hat now' thc district had fencnerl for our safety. The old raft was; the point where it could not meet I "ed up near ihe banks of the liver,! MILWAUKEE. Wis. (UP)—Va- Its Interest obligations^ What ac- ' when the wind came up and toss-.cant stores would be used as poor, lion the bondholders will take is ed waves-over 'er by the boat-load, j relief stations in the city, accord- | not known, he said, but no Uwyer will risk his renutation by attempting io state what limit there is c-.i ll:e liability of all property in th? . ccrrupt practices act. conspiracy • and vole solicitation. He was a rc- ', turning office holder. district. "The land (Continued holders, therefore on page three). e we- saons , - _ , , When the wind let uo. there weren't! Ing to a proposal before the coun-1 Drotner 01 Local a dry spot In the whole house. But 1 ty board here. Supervisor Herman ' iir r\' TL 1 she weathered it alright, and here'G. Tucker offered the resolution i Woman UlCS InurSUay she stands ?ood for another one." • which calls for branch relief sta- j "How Ion? have I been here? Why 1 lions In section* where emcrgen-1 George, Donaldson, 39, brother of nigh cnto thirty-six year s t reckon, cles still exist. His resolution wa« , Mrs. Jim Stoval! cf this city, sur- presented following abondonmcnt of | ciimbad at his home at Huntsvllie. (Continued on page three). j the existing poor office. Ala., yesterday morning. JERUSALEM. (UP)—It Is muter: ''xid thai the ravernmcnt his nu- fhorbed nn aiviropriallon for a new ! For use | Today mlcrorcopU- tc • brain were to be made. nrhon in nclhbhcm. in lhc neiji^- •« twin lightin? arrester has been borhood of the Nativity Church.'invented, one side preventing light- EL, DORADO. Ark., All?. 1. (UP) —Harold Durio. local marathon j runner, claimed today he hid electric r.ulio sets equaled the world's record for the durance record had corn in theair ;w ho-.irs. because Jerusalem prison come congesietl. 12 mile lop* when he paced distance in one hour and 1R WEATHER as he- ; riiHR onlerlns from an aerial and,utes. Durio ran from Kl i thc other Ihrougli lhe hchl l ™cs. i to Smackover. ARKANSAS-rail- Samrday. nml

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