VOL. XXXIII—NO. 59 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS f THB DOMINANT NK\uanit». u - ~- .,™,.™., „„ * ' rS ^-' Htuld UUUMlppl VkUeV Lt*l« THE DOMINA OT _NBWBPAP t » OF NOBTHEAST AHK^KSAS AND BOCTH EASV MISSOUU, m,Yrniiviu,E.' AHKANSAS. MONDAY, MAY 25, KM" SINGLE COPIES FIVE CBNT8 SLAIN BY FOUR YOUTHS AT COOTER Upholds Riverside Club's Ownership of Dog Track LITTLE ROCK, May 25 (UP)—; The sttite supreme court today upheld the claim of the Riverside i Greyhound club (o ownership of a tract of land near West Memphis on ivlilcli Us races are conducted. The decision, upheld one of ihc Addition lo Fleet Crittenden county chancery court, i John A. Woodrow, Shirley Cow-' "j. John MaekJer nml J. H. Ellis j had, brought the suit to obtain] title to the land, claiming that the rucing club had obtained It by fraudulent means and asked $50,C(iO damages. Control Over Agriculture and Industry Urged in Platform Draft CI.KVKI WD, May 25 (UP) — Whitehall ed Norman Thomas today was nominated for president of Ihe United States by • lie national Socialist convention, PUBLIC HALL, Cleveland O May 25 (UP)—The Socialist, con-' vcnlion resolutions committee today drafted a broad platform calling for public ownership of key Industries and wide congressional n , nit i n • control of agriculture and Indus- DOSlon Merchant, Resign-, ing, Calls-Nation all Chamber a Failure ; 0.51 DF C, try. The committee then prepared to place its recommendations before the convention where approval was expected lo be a mere formality. Eight main planks were written Into ihe document by (lie committee. Thev nrovlded: 1.—Public ownership of key industries. 2.—Adoption of the farmers and workers rijhts amendment, to the United States constitution, which gives congress broad control over agriculture and industry. 3.—A shun clearance program, old age and health pensions arid' clher social legislation. 4.—Thirty-hour week, minimum wage, abolition of the injunction in labor disputes, prohibition of company unions, company spying and private guards, prohibition of of police or troops in labor disputes. 5.—Government aid. for farm financing, 'shifting of (axes on larm property.,, to .taxes, on Jn>• comes;^inheritances Trimd' 7 —exc'ess profits. 6. -Increase In income and in- BOSTON, May 25 (UP) — Describing the United states Chamber of Commerce as a "potent center of reaction," Edward A. Filene. 74. has, resigned from that organization, of which he was a fop.itder. Filene. enthusiastic New Dealer and Internationally known business liberal, stated that the chamber becnme the lool l''orij Reports Gains in Surplus ant' Reserves HOSTON, May 25 (UP)—The '•'"ill Motor company today tc uorled for 1D35 a lotal Increase or 53.5C5.on In Us prolH and loss neeouiit and reserves as com t»i-«l with 1034. Tlie surplvs as of December 3J, IMS, was reported as $582,1117,051 compared will) $5b0.27lJ,3!)l at Ihi; "id of !9M mid $570,517,080 nt lh'.' end of 1933. Kexm-es Increased liming IMB (rein $IO.Of10.98B lo $10062340 n *«in of SBU4.3S8. The loin) Increase In profit and less • account and reserves was "liilvuleiU to $1.03 per share on WW/JOO shares of 55 | K1 r value. "special .Interests" and refused to work out an intelligent solution to business problems. ........ The Boslon merchant, who first AmilBlllll)1 of champagne from Vincennes, France, dashed a-alns-. astn-iiruri co|icrvaUve business j the bow of the sleek ship en Ihe w.iys at Qulncy Mass signalized >rs ago by organizing the launching of. the new lO.OCO-lon cirlser named for' Vlnccnmis heritance taxes on high levels, nr " likely to profit most from'such reorganization of the entire tax "" .organization fas* the^U- -S system on the ability to pay ba- Chamber of Commerce is '< today"," -sis nnd a constitutional amend- he said, "are "those which • have incut permitting taxation of government securities. ..........u.t-j, » .uwitiiiiuiii, tuiuc in me cnam- 1.—Abolition of all laws inter- • l)er ' s affairs > although lacking an 'ring wit), the right of' free atle fl ulltc . Interest In'or an ode- ~)FPr h niifl fi-f,f, *,<-. ui.. _ . . Otlfltf Jmripr.wfiM/li»-iw r\t *»!.-. .......j-. speech and free assembly"' repeal of Ihe espionage laws, enforcement of conslilntlonal guaranties of equality for negroes and enforcement of drastic anti-lynching 8.—Curtailment of armaments elimination of compulsory mil!-' lary training In schools, non-interference in Latin-America, abandonment of imperialistic adventures, relinquishment of extraterritorial privileges in Chhm continuation of friendly relations with Soviet Russia and development of world pence societies. New York Cotton NEW YORK. May 25 (UP) — Cclton closed steady. Jul V Oct March May . open high low ciose 1147 1149 1146 1147 1046 1050 1045 IC« 1041 1015 1039 1039 1040 1040 1038 1037 IG42 1047 1042 J044 1049 Spots closed steady at 1172, olf 2. Spot Average Is 11.63 Tiie average price of 7-8 Inch middling cotton on the ten spot markets was 11.63, it is reported by the Blylhcville Board of Trade. Producers are entitled to a subsidy of .31 of a cent per pound on cotton sold by them today. Closing Stock Prices NEW YORK, May 25 (UP) — The stock market began the' ne.v week with prices strong and trading moderately active, turned ir- ifgular and dull and then fluctuated narrowly. A T and T Anaconda Copper Bethlehem steel Chrysler Cities service .. Coca Cola ............ General American Tank .1(52 1-2 34 52 4 3-8 92 7-8 ' 5-8 .. „ „ General Electric ........ 36 3-4 General Motors ....... 62 1-4 international Harvester McKcsson-Robblns Montgomery Ward .'.' New York Central 85 1-4 8 7-8 43 1 ' 2 "« . i Petroleum .. Radio Corp 11 St. Louis-San Fraiickco a ]Simmons Beds 27 Texas Co 34 i- Standard oj N J . U S Smelting ... U S Steel Warner Bros Zonlte 41 0 3-4 men 30 years ago by organizing the Filene Employes association, declared the chamber has "become an organization of business men hVtead of an .organization of business In order to promote the views _ of prominent luemters. He (Said It reaches decisions bv polling members on the 'basis o'f existing ,opinions without .presentation'-of:.-data, .unearthed 'by" research. "The ' businesses, I fear,: fchlch Npvy Deal lo Abandon Government Efforts to Solve Problems some special reason for achieving o dominant voice in the cham- quate understanding of the needs of business in general." BHITISH BflTTLT Ind. Harriet. Virginia Klinmcl, dau 3 nter of Vincenncs' mayor, pictured In inset about lo christen llie speedy .warship. FRED FOSTER, 1, i •; ,. KJUKCII in me ceilu Uncover Large Stores of " llllets were m-ed. r 1 - ' o i Neiglibore said ,tliat Foster bad . IlXplOSlVeS; O e a r C h brooded constantly since his wife M f i deserted him Incf t,«n^ *^i.: Homes for Arms JERUSALEM; May 25 (UP)British forces fighting guerilla warfare throughout Palestine tound large stores of explosives stcred by Arabs In Jaffa today. Arabs threw bombs at the Jaffa railway station and the Anglo- Palestine bank, bringing clashes with Jews lo a new climax. Police and troops began a house to house search for arms nnd ammunition when Arabs protesting Jewisl> immigration, 'turned to guerilla warfare. It was reported that there had been attacks by Arabs on buses and on government forces and attempts to cut telephone lines and botnb government bi'fldtngs. The situation was especially serious at Kafrkcnna in the northern district where women, perched on housetops, stoned British police wlio were searching houses for leaders of disorderly movements. After stones seriously injured a Brillsh constable Ihe police opened fire. An Arab girl was killed by a stray bullet. Fares Mulct Taxi Men QUEBEC, Que. (UP)— A by-law giving taxi-drivers the right to demand payment of fares before o they und « r 'ake a Journey is being s considered by the city council " here ' The drlvcr s complain they fares. ' YIlvl " g dimcult >' '" New Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS, May 25 (UP>~ 347-8 Nfay options lost six points on ori ««« market today while distant months advanced two to five points. open high low close May 1154 1178 1154 u«, 8 July 1H2 1143 1138 1141 59 1-4 Cct 1042 1C45 1042 1042 1-2 Dec 1C38 1042 1038 1038 Jan 1037 1038 1037 1037 March 1041 1041 1041 io39b Spots closed sleady al nil, up 3 F onner Roadriouse Operator, Lepanto Man, Fires Bullet Through Body LEPANTO, Ark/ — Fred Foster, 50, of Upanto, who operated a roadhouse near here during the prohibition days, ended his life here Saturday by, shooting himself. The bullet entered jiist below his heart and came out through his back. He died instantly. City Marshal Jay May stated that Poster evidently fired once and missed, for a bullet was found lodged In the ceiling. Only two year, taking Momentum Sufficient to Offset Election .Uncertainly Says Speaker NEW ORLEANS, May 25 <UPI— Industry hn s . made such an up- tn-n that It will, not be subject to election year Influences, lhc -•"•• .j..." ><iimi-iii.i-a, nil; twenty-first annual' convention of the National Association of !>»r- chasir.j Agents was lokl here today. A summary of national business- conditions was reported by Frederick J. Hcasllp, of Chicago. "The fact this is an election year," Ncaslip Sa ii|, - wl n novc no decided effect upon business. Purchasing executives and most economists .or the nation are convinced •• • - dtistry litical agitation." The report forecast a firm trend In commodity prices for the next twelve months. .WASHINGTON, May 2:. IUPI— Ili'st available Infoiiunllon Indicated today that the New Deal has decided definitely lo keep hands off Hie railroads, allow the olllce of federal co-ordhmtor or Ininsportullon lo expire, and g|ve the carriers llielr sought foi clinnce of working out their own salvation. The United press was Informed that President Hoosevell has d3- llveral a note to his transportation co-oi-dinator, Joseph U. Eastman, telling him ( 0 drop all plans tor rail consolidation unlll after the political campaigns, "And by then there will be no transportation co-ordlnalor," said Ihe Informant. "Eastman's office expires automatically upon June 1C and It will not be extended." The.signature by rail labor and capital-'at/ the -White' House last week., of -ani .ngrecmnit,. providing for dismissal compensation Tor a'nyi railroad men losing their jobs because of consolidations thus became, for the time being at least, nothing nioru limn n generous gesture, In the opinion ot some persons ranilllftr with Ihe sllua- lloii. There will be no consolidations for the present and hence no workers will be displaced, thereby making Ihe agreement unnecessary for (lie liexl several years it was learned. The men who own the railroads . and the men who operate them agree that such consolidations are inevitable In time. TIKE CHRIST PILBI, Foils Woman's 'Air Suicide' n voice that has the upturn In In- galhercd suitlclenl their daughter and leaving him; >•"*"; .m.-, gauierca sinilcleni tne six-year-old son. Too, he had headway to be Impervious to i»been despondent over failure to get work. A note found In his home said"Well I will lei! you my troubles, some people didn't think, i! had any but I did. I am not able to work and had no means lo go on so I did not know what else to do and T could not pay what I owed. So there was too much surfering for me to go through. This was the best way out of it, so good bye, (signed) Fred. P. S. Don't get on any done." The note was not addressed to SllDremp nv'onc but orfiri-rt Ihnnoht !,„ "I J11 -" 1C anyone but officers thought he mean't it for his son. He was seen along Main street about an hour prior to his death, when he made a 525 deposit in the bank. He is survived by his son and daughter and a sister, Mrs. Wade, who lives at Harrisburg. Chicago Wheat open high low close May 94 1-2 95 1-2 93 3-8 95 1-4 July 84 3-4 85 5-8 84 3-4 85 3-8 Chicago Corn open high low close May G2 1-2 63 1-4 C2 1-8 B3 1-3 July 59 1-4 59 7-8 59 1-8 59 5-8 New Deal Measure Unconstitutional WASHINGTON, May 25 (UP) — The New Deal suffered fresh rebuffs In the supreme court today when actions or Rexfard G. Tug-, well, brain truslcr, were con- i dravoring to evade the deroned and the municipal bank-1 visions of the liquor Supreme Court Upholds Decision of Chancery Court On Tax LITTLE ROCK, Ark.-Thc stale supreme coi'rt today upheld the decision of a Jackson county chancery court which 'ruled (bat Ihe city of -Newport's annual $2.- OCO Itquor tax was Inequitable and discriminatory. The suit was appealed by the city of Newport after Edgar Pierce, retail liquor dealer had been granted a permanent restraining order prohibiting city officials irom attempting to collect the tax or close his establishment. The decision, written by Associate Justice McHancy, said: "The city of Newport Is apparently en- ruptcy act of 1934 was held unconstitutional. Tug well came under censure In a decision which remanded an attack by Kansas City commission men upon orders under the packers and stockyards act to the lower coi-rts for further hearing. The bankruptcy act was added today to the growing list of loiis- lalion. passed under New- Deal auspices, which failed lo survive the high court's constitutional lest. I Livestock J Tractor Modernized EAST ST. LOUIS, III, May 25 < UP)—Hogs 10,000. Top 1010 170-230 Ibs., 990-1005 140-160 Ibs., 900-1000 Bulk sows 855-885 j Cattle 3,000 ' ';'•!' Steers 725-850 Slaughter steers COO-875 Mixed yearlings and heifers 725825 Slaughter heifers 600-875 Beef cows 475-550 . . Cutters f: low cutters 350-450 Ingenious Youth DAVENPORTTloT (UP)-Tl.ere's no doubt about u, Harrv Grotch Is making his father's fa'im modern In a big wa y. Take the tractor, for instance. Harry h as equipped It with an automatic starter, fancy gear "And I'm going ( 0 add several other gadgets soon as I can afford -them," irarry sai( | — — "i**"! aiuium uj passing an ordinance calling for the lax lo be collected as an occupation tax Instead of a license." "Cities of the second class and Incorporated towns are not given the authority to collect any kind of a lax from liquor dealers and cities of the first class can only co eel equal to one-half the sum collected by ihe revenue commission for a slate license." Two Face dirges of Automobile Theft Odell Angleton and Elmer Hubbard win ,a ce preliminary examinations in municipal court vT rnl " g on «*af«cs ol - Jatony lu the a |lcged night ° C ' lr here Sa ' urda y The pair are accused of sleal- ' ' Mr ' Trem- M» ' . * SP*" o" Main street lale Saturday night. They were apprehended by officers and. the car recovered. lime of. Opportunity MIR! Responsibility Awaits; Graduates Are Told '•Without Clod In the .soul l!u>r«> can be no spiritual training or lii-oivlli'Mlie Kev. Alfred Carpenter pastor of tlm First llapllst church' told the 15 graduates; of ihe dly', high school In lite annual Unreal-1 luircnle service Sunday morning I at the city andlloi-lmn. "Spiritual Training for Youth." was his subject, Pointing- out thni man was com- IXKed of body and soul and u ul t the soul was God's equipment through which Ills spirit came Into lire, he declined Ihat wllh- out. Ood the ami would be ularv- ed. Hundreds or relatives anil friends overflowed Ihe largo 1111- dllorlum for Ihe flint, public ap- pi'jiranco of the gnidiuites. The girls In their colorful frocks of cotton, silk nnd luce, carrying bouquets of summer flowers, and the young men, in while linens entered the auditorium after lhc fiiidlencc had been scaled. Mrs. Paul L. Tijilon directed lhc choir of 35 voices, with Miss Kathryn Drear as pianist. Fen- lure.s of ihe imislcnl program were a Irlo selection by Mines Clcorgc M. Lee, Russell Farr and TJplon, a violin number by Mrs Slunrt II. Salmon and solo by Hoss Stevens, The llcv. w. V. Womaek, pastor or the Fir.st Methodist church snhl lhc invocation and Ihe bnnc- dlctlon was pronounced ,by lhc Rev. Carroll 'l>. Cloyd. ' pastor of the First Christian cluiroh. .In •.hilroduclng his, subject i the Rev,-Mr, .Carpenter'saldi' rp ' "This class is to be coiigralulal- cd not only for (Ins achievement of graduation but most of' all upon Ihe day In which It ts to live, us indications are Ihe Immediate future Is lo be the greatest )>criod of history. This Is a day of glorious privilege, -heavy responsibility, and exacting demands; a day of keen competition and clear cut efficiency; a lime when youth ts eager to shore opportunity, assume responsibility and thus prove Itself worthy of the day. "Do not make the mistake" he said, "of associating 'spirituality with wild-cat emotionalism, religious fanaticism, untested dogmatism or even Idealistic mysticism. Man Is composed of body and soul. The science of philosophy calls It personality, conscience the seat of affection, but the iraui Is more than all these. Time does not exhaust it, fire consume It Hoods drown It, Walls Imprison nor rocks crush It. The soul Is Ood given." In answer to Ihe question, "How may I obtain this spirit of God In my soul?" he said: 'The one essential is Christ the Power of God. Life Is like an uncharted sea with Its calm and storms; hidden rocks of despair would wreck your Journey of life; sand burs of deceit would ground your purposes: whirlpools of confusion and waves of op|>osll!on to baltle. but cross It you must. Life Is like a highway. The trarric Is heavy, the sign boards are at times confusing- and detours are plentiful. Youth asks 'How am f to miss the rocks and read aright Ihe sign boards?' Take Christ as your pilot." Gripping the hnlr ol n myste- vounji womnn ns she i rurlmisl.y. intent on siil- cldc, Pilot Charles. W. Sutherland maniputnicd Ins dipninj:, landiiiB in , onine to n successful Unslon I Mass. I ss. alruort, and snved his passcn- acr. The vclernn airman Eoizcil Ihc- womiin when, at 1500 feel iiJliiiiiJc. he snu> hei (nQ pare to leap, HUEHGllf LIKELy Two Boys Released Under Bonds, Two Others Not Yel Arrested COOTER, Mo.. May 25—Pour young men, all msmbeis of inm- Illi's prominent hi this community, face charges In connection «ilh Hie kllllnt- of a CO-yeu old negro nonr here Sali'rd ij .lule Forbus and J. Moore, both 21, were i-elensod 'under bonds of $1,100 each by Magistrate W. M. Barker lule Satihday night. Rich- aid Young iiml Tom Hums, both about 20. ado of whom H believed lo iiiivc been the actual killer of the negro, have not yet bun apprehended, The negro, Kd Williams, wfis fatally slabbed with a small tcrirtvilrlvi'r after lie became In- vclvi'd In an argument wllh the young met! on n roatl just cast of here about IhM'P. M, Saturday, There were numerous eye ivlt- ncsses lo the killing, which oo- nivrcrt In plain sight of pas «i,uy on the rand, of workers In nearby Itelds, and of the oecupinls of a house close by. The foln yntiiis iiicn, olllecrs learned, had been drinking and had stopped thplr car, owned by Maaic jiiut. outside of town tu laki\ unolhei drink., The negro was walking along the rand and as he came up (o llielr car Ihu bojs spoke to him In a joking way, pretending to Olfur him a ilrlnk. Some rcinnrk by Williams anecveil cue of (hu boys and he sltucfc nl the ut'ijio, who hit biek A Ecncnil set-to ensued which ended when one of^ the young men seized, a small' sorbwdrhei ftom .(lie car; nnd slabbed the negro, scrtrllig'-Jilif^lfWqV'vein TTnfi! hi- Illctir/i a wound In the back of the heod. I'orbun and Moore, were ai- rnlgneil before Maglslrnle Darker following an Inquest ul which nil four were named In connection with tho Ittlllng. They made bond shortly before midnight T. H. Powell Dies At Residence at MoneKe MONt'ITE, Ark.—T. ff. Powell, 79, died at his home here yesterday following a long Illness. Fimeral services will be held here! Tuesday and burial made at Moi"» PJsg.ih, Ills six grandsons, W. E. Roddy, of Blylhevlllc; J. T., Kyman. Olander, Rcjlnold and Noble ' ee Powell, of Monctte, will be ixO'earcrs, A native of Ifarrlsburgh, Mr. Powell has resided In ' Cralghcad county most of his life. He Is survived by his wife, Mrs. Susa:t Powell, tour sons, W. T., 0. n.. Ira and Bryan, of Nfonctte, ruict two (laughters, Mrs. W. s. Roddy, of Monette, and Mrs. c. M. Foil- bill, of Amarlllo, Texas, . uu,,i, ouullly Lrvlul C lull • Our Wealth" Lead- SlUul ' d(> y mul »ero released er Announces Scries ol n Joint Meetings Rev ' Harmon Holt I s BALTIMORE, May 23 (UP)— Possibility of coalition between the Townscnd old age 'pension plan advocates and Hucy Long's "Share Our \Vcalth55 movement was strengthened today as the Rev. Gerald L. 1C. Smith announced n scries ol sis mass meetings under joint sponsorship. Smith, who claims to be Long's successor In the wealth distributing group, made the announcement alter conferring with Dr. Francis E. Townsend, founder of the old age pension proposal, In the local OAKP headquarters. Meetings will be held in Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit Philadelphia, Kansas City and St. Louis, Smith said. -Dates have not yel 'Jccn determined. When Dr. Townsend walked out or the house Investigating committee hearing last week Long's supporler was at his side nnd rumors of a political alliance between the two groups have circulated for weeks. Night Patrolman Halts Filling Station Fire v fire which might have proved serious was discovered and extinguished by V. E. Tbmlinson merchant:; night patrolman, at RUMoll K. Marr's Pure Oil service station. Main and Fifth streets New Nazarene Pastor The licv. Harmon Holt has been elected pnstor of the Hrst Chi'reh of Ihe Nazarene, succeeding the Hcv. Kujihn. D. Befislcy, who recently resigned to lake" up evangelistic work. The Rev. Mr. Holt was elected by the church board and appointed by the dis? Ulcl superintendent. -— The new pnslor has been preaching In this vicinity for three years. He recently resigned as pastor of the Ciosncll church, after 18 months of service there, to finish his studies before being 01- cinlncd this fall. He began preaching seven years 030 and slnco that time has also done evangelistic worl< hi Missouri and I1H- last night. Tomlinson satfl he found the Moonlight Aftects Sentence SAUNAS, Cal. (UP)—Calo Arello will expiate his traffic fine bv attending evening sessions of the police traffic school on moonlight nights only. Judge Harry King accepted his plea that fish only bile on dark nights, ant) that's how he makes his living, service station filled with smoke while on one of his Inspection rounds. He kicked open the front door and lurncd off Ihe switch on the electric generator, which apparently shorlclrculted, halting the fire which had burned part of the wiring. Veteran New Jersey Congressman Is Dead WASHINGTON, May 25 <UP>— Representative Rando'luh Perkins (Rep.. N. j.), a member of congress since 1820, died In Georgetown hospital today. Perkins had been ill two weeks- He was a veteran In political life, having been n member of the New Jersey state legislature, mayor of Westileld, N. J., and a member of congress continuously since 1S20. Perkins was operated upon tor it kidney Infection last Friday but failed to rally. Ships Foreseen With ' Stainless Steel Covering SHEFFIELD, Bllg. (UP)—Slain-, less steel jftlps nnd stainless steel bridges have been brought within the range of practical possibility by a manufacturing process Invented by F. F. Gordon, Sheffield steel expert. Go.tlon says Hie process will reduce stainless steel produc- tion'costs by 50 per cent. The outstanding feature of thq Invention, which has been patented over the world, is the, prodtic'-' tlon of a cheap mild-steel plate with a stainless veneer. It ts said Ihnt but for the necessity of allowing for corrosion, the plates of ships could be made 20 per cent thinner or even less, with consequent saving in grosa weight and iiicreasea carrying c.ipacity. Shipowners are put to heavy expense by havhij lo send tboi'r vessels repeatedly iulo dry dock for (he removal o[ bai-iucles ironi the hull. Experiment,"; are said to have proved that barnacles will not adhere to stainless steel. WEATHER ARKANSAS-Cloudy tonight and Tuesday., Probably rain in south portion tonight and Tuesday. Cooler in northeast portion Tues"»y- • Memphis and Vicinity — Partly cloudy tonight. Tuesday cloudy and cooler, probably followed by showers. The maximum temperature here yesterday was 89, minimum 03, clear, according' to Samuel p. N'orrU, ollclal weather observer.
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