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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 26, 1936
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TUB DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST AKKAN6A8 AND BOOTHEA8Y MISSOURI VOL. XXXIII—NO. 00 Blytheville Courier BlyUievllle IHlly Newi 'uliutppl V»lley L*«d«T Hl.YTHKVli,U'I, AKKANSAS, TURSDAY, MAY 1030 ' SINGLR COPIRS FIVE'CENTS LL IS KEPT SECRET 'Doc for'Takes New Disguise Up to People to Make Use of Ihcir Resources, EC-' onomisl. Declares I COUCIIWCOU, Ark., May 26 (U Pi—Courses on the natural resources of Arkansas for Hie KUle's schools were advocated here today by Hoger nabson, internationally kno'.vn economist. "Arkansps Is called the 'Wonder stale,'" lie said. "People oil New England wonder why yon do I nothing with your natural wonders n nil rcsoi'rccs." llabscn, who was a guest of honor at it luncheon glv::n by Harvey Couch at. !•'>; couniiV home, slid that people were not familiar enough with their slate. Babsun ccmti:enteil on the slate's future by saying thai Arkansas is new approaching its golden opportunity of advertising itself to Ihe world and has come inlo its own as one of the nation's lead- inu states. lie said that (lie slate's climate wci M allow forests to be farmed just as farmers raise cotton and rice. He pointed out that trees reached lumber size in 15 years in this state whereas about 75 years is required northern and eastern sections of the country. BaLson said "a farmer in this state with 1GO acres: of timber I:iml should harvest eight acres ."rurally and. allowing for crop failures, would receive ns much Hvcm;e as if he had planted the entire 100 acres in cotton." YiY.terdny afternoon, addressing Hemlrix ami Arkansas SUiti Teachers college graduates at Conway, flabsyn advised them to remain in Arkansas where, he said, opportunities are greater and per- ll£-uol.Eo "great' as in the populous centers along the nations coasls. He was about 30 rnin- ulcs late In reaching tlie Hemlrix campus, dre, it was explained. to his insistence that Hie automobile iti nhicli he was riding from Ccitchwood be driven at not more than 40 miles per hour. BILLOT FEES ST QUIET Belly Passes I he Catnip 'SSC 1 iiylor Chairman, J. A g a i 11 B. Bunn Secvelai'v of Body The Democratic county central j committee elected officers and i fixed ballet fees for next August's . primary in a quiet atlcl haimoni- | or.- srs~ior\ at the courthouse here ibis morning. Je.'.se Taylor, Hlylheville, and J. B. Bunn, O.^ceola. were rcelectcd , chairman and .secretary, respec- ' lively, without opposition. Probably [the fact that at first no one could • recall who was the committee's 1 lice-chairman deprived E. H. Taber. Leachville, of reelection |o lii:ii ('flici;. I3y tlie lime one of Mr. Tuber's associates on the Meal township delegation spoke lip ' to say that he thought Taber had held that po:sl last jear and to nominate him for reelection, V. O. Holland, Blyiheville, had already teen placed In nomination. A majority of the •comniittccmcii ;:mcm vclcd for Holland. Vacancies Arc Filled As a result, perhaps, of the absence of any controversial issues, the meeting was not well • attended. Only five of the eleven Chlck.- iisawba. township members were en rmnd and some townships had no representation at all. Three vacancies, two resulting from death and one by removal from the township, were filled by the committee. Walter Stewart. Premised Land, wns elected lo Till the place of the late J, F. Smith, Blytheville. Jim David, Manila, _ was chosen to Till the vacancy j created by the death .of W. T. [Coates. T. O. Wllkins was elected i-r n'u rvin- r>\ 1 "' ihe pl " co 0!1 lllc Ncal lowl >II I II IM II rnil> fixation left by the re- ll H r - ">°Vai;or.J3. .P. .Smith. ' "••:•••. II U i i Ml I •• The committee adopted a reso- Von might never recognize him I :iv Hie mnti \\lio played the I ""C'ou'itry Doctor," but U's 1 really .Icon llevsholl, famous : charr cioi' actor, cleverly dis- j Ruifcil for a ir-'w role. Hi.-, ! bushy hair was plastered down ! to accommodate the wig, col- lodion sprayed over strips ot tissue held dov.'n his lower eyelids to give him the appearance ot old age, then came layers of Ercnsc paint and the. artificial beard, He couldn't blink nn eye < cr crack a smile-.. ~ Will Avoid Possible Embarrassment by Trave nig as Private Citizen Four Transports Carry Jap Soldiers to China TIENTSIN, China, May 2G (UP) —Four Japanese army trans|x>rls, laden with Infantry and cavalry, arc on their way to northern China, it was learned officially today. The transports are due at Tangkri, on the coast. Friday and troops will arrive here Friday !!ighl. They will be quartered at the gigantic new Japanese military airdrome and barracks which is Hearing completion on the Hopci plain, three miles from Tientsin, capable of quartering 15,000 men. Legion Meets Tonight nud Cason post of the American I.c^ion will meet tonight at 7:30 o'clock at the Legion Hu! Ail ex-scrvicc men are invited lo attend by Post Commandei J. R. Stovall. \Ncw York Cotton LONDON, May 2G (UP) — Emperor Ifaile Selassie, apparently eager to spare the government :i . lt , ;ome of the embarrassment which j rces before ils visit to London miglit cause, I lias informed the foreign office .hat he desires to remain incog- lito diiriiiB his stay in Great Bri- ;uin. it was learned today! This means that. the government will be able to regard him is a private person. He will be received with deference and will tpted n reso hition endorsing the proposei: constitutional amendment for reapportionment of the slate legis- lliilure, mil after fixing ballot fees - iuljourned until August 4, when it will reconvene lo name judges and I clerks lo conduct the primary. 1 By action of tlie committee candidates, lo qualify for places .on the ballot at the August primary, must file and pay Ihei midnight of June 2. The fees, as established by the committee today, are expected to yield more than enough money to conduct the primary nnd it was! Southern icni^nn Authorities Press Probe of Blnck-Robd Terrorists DOTHO1T, May 10 (Ul>>— 'Hie burning of Father Charles E, Oiiulilln's original Khrlnc of Hie I.lttle Flower last March n Is being Investigated as a possible terroristic activity of the Black LcKlon in Us light against Catholicism, Prosecutor Ouncan C. Mc- Cira told the United Press today. I The Wayne county prosecutor, j Investigating every phase of the j widespread activities of the blaek- ocdcd and robed order, snld that ic destruction of the shrine at nbuibun Royal Oak' with the What's this, a ferocious jungle cat pictured as it pounced on a keeper? Oh. no! It's only playful "Roxlng Betty," Hie year-old chcctuh that has become the sensation• of (be London'Zoo, varying her usual priTL! ling tactics to aive her ikcepcr a catty little nip. nut It's all in fun. whether she "lights" with lists or teeth. n Francisco Walerlr'onl Scene of Great Conflagration Today SAN FRANCISCO. May 21! (UP) --Fire, sweeping through millions of feet of stacked lumber and endangering a half dozen ships, spread over a half-mile front today. ' : Three large • lumber .yards wen: Spanish War Veteran, Jus' lice ol Peace, Dies • ii Veterans Hospital LEPANTO, Ark.—Word hns bcel received here of the death Sntur day of W. G. Thiirman, (J9, justlc of the peace here, at the veteran hospital at nines, 111., where Me hm gone for x-ray treatment of ,.., „,..„ .throat ailment. Pneumonia was 111 in flames. .The endangered ships, immediate cause of dentil. two of them leaded with lumber. Funeral services were to be hel were cut adrift, by their crews i today at Ii'onlon, Mo., with Inter should the vessels by T1U ' fire- •E.'t'.tal met by government representatives. It is likely also (hat early his visit he will meet King Edward and government leaders, but he will neither be Ihe government's guest nor be greeted with the ceremonious honors customarily afforded a foreign sovereign. It is asserted authoritatively that no political conversations with the emperor are expected. provided that any surplus be refunded, pro rala, to the candidates. The ballot fees are: Comity judge, sheriff, treasurer, who .stood by to fight the llames enveloped, beneilth' a Pacific railroad bridge, lumber company it spread rapid- fiis'. $200. Assessor, circuit court county court clerk, $125. Representative in the general assembly, $30. Slate senator, chancellor ctiting attorney, $10. Coroner, surveyor,, $5. Justice of the peace, constable, •2.50. NEW YORK. May 20 (UP) - Cr.tlon closed steady. open high low July 1148 1152 1147 Oct 1048 1053 1046 Dec 1041 1013 I03G Jilll 1040 1042 103U March 1046 1046 1042 Mav 1048 1050 1045 clese 1148 104C I03S 103'j 1012 1045 Former U. S. Bar Head New Florida Senator TALLAHASSEE. Fin., May 20 (UP)—Scott M. Loftln, of Jacksonville, former president of the American Bar Association, was appointed today by Gov. Dave Short* to the United States senate until a successor to the late Park A. Trammel! of Florida is chosen. The Jacksonville attorney's appointment as junior senator from Florida climaxed a career which j had made Loftin one of Florida's 'jest known citizens. Spots closed steady at 1173. up 1. Sr.ol Average Is 1I.G3 The average price of 7-8 inch middling cotton on the 10 leading spot markets today was 11.C3. Ihe lilytheville Board of Trade reports. Producers arc entitled to a subsidy of .37 of a cent per pound on 1935-crop cotton sold by them today. Chicago Wheat clerk, prose- Two Held to Grand Jury Odell Angleton and Elmer Itnb- bard were ordered held to await action of the grant! jury on charges cf grand larceny, involving Ihe theft of a here Saturday night, by Municipal Judge Eoyle. Henderson Ibis morning They were rcmaiuU'd to the custody of the slieritt. unable to make $500 bond. Hans Nelson, employe, said. "As 1 watched ly." he said. "Before the fire apparatus arrived the entire district was in llames." An rnidentified E]Kctnlor dropped dead watching the fire. The wide area covered by the llames made the work of the firemen exlrcmcly difficult. More than 50 nieces of apparatus were en the scene wilh liltle knots cf firemen fighting the numerous blazes on a dozen fronts. Firemen brought the (Ire under control alter several hours. They believed flaming oil from a sewer cutlet may hn\e started the blnze which spread rapidly along tlic waterfront. ment in the Masonic ccmeter there. Members of the Lcpant Masonic Lodge, of which Mr. Thur man was a past worshipful maste were to' 1 conduct the services. Mr. Tliurman, a Spanlsh-Amerl- i S. os 1 , of many valuable vestments mated damage ml relics was under consideration y his office. "The burning of Father Cougli- iii's shrine Is n definite part of our Investigation." MeCrca said. We have not as yet found any- lilnij definite to connect the flru vllh the Legion but we arc pur- ulng our inquiry In that dlreo- lon." Gel Bomlilu^ Evidence Bombings* and arson were charg- :il against the Black Legion is plans moved forward to Ktib- :ecl the hooded and robed vigilante organization to n statewide grand Jury Investigation, ' While |»llce pressed their inquiry toward a determination It iiny mysterious deaths of recent rears might be traced to vigilante terrorism, Prosecutor MoCrcn disclosed that raids upon five homes In suburban Ecorse had resulted in the seizure of guns and more literature concerning the strange uand. As a result of these raids,' Me- Five Dead In Jersey Brush Fire TUCKEIITON, N. J., May 20 (UP)—A forest, lire which burn- i'il live men lo ilcalh and ravaged liO.OOO , acres of cranberry Img mid .scrub timber land was burning itself out today. Unless wind arises and whips lire dwindling llami's over lire lines lin.sllly dug by 2,001) men tluu battled the lire for a-t hours, duit|;cr of additional damage, appeared remote. Two men were mlsstiis In the llnmlni!, probably trapped like those whose charred bodtc: linil been Recovered. Eight, otliors were In hospitals, several critically burned. Six distinct, fires were burning today In live southern New Jersey comities but a great blaze between Tiickcrlon and Clmlsworth which storied Saturday night, dimmed the others. Authorities estl Crea's office said, evidence definitely linking M. Samson, 48, Killed in Quarrel With Wilson Woods Foreman osc F.OLA Ices for S. bi: held at at Bnsscll Cooley this Samson, Ark.—Funeral scrv- M. Samson, 43, win tlic family residence by tho liev. afternnon wlio had been T. O. found two bombings of recent months with the activities of the lilack Legion. One bombing was that of the home of village President William W. Volslne, and the other of n tavern and resort known as the Whip, Warrants for Four Warrant.", charging kidnaping and assault were Issued at Jackson today against a former prison guard, Ray Ernest, ills two brothers, Glenn and Clarence, and Allen Ba^com, a farmer, ns the one man grand jury Investigation of the Dlack Legion there contin- jucd. The four will be arraigned later ployed as a sawfller for Lcc Wilson Co, for the • past -ten''"years was shot and killed SaUirdas morning ' foreman cut', for past twenty years. Samson had harbored 111 feeling toward Brewer for his dis- by Dud Brewer, woods and logging supcrlnlcnd- Lce Wllsoii • Co.-"'foi-' : liiC charge 'several days ago M-hlol culminated In tho iiuftrrcl nnd hts death Saturday. IJrcwer walvei preliminary trial and made .bond Samson leaves n wife and five children. Final Passage This Week Is Predicted by Majov- tly Leader 'Robinson .,' WASHINGTON, May 2(1 UJl') — senate appropriations suli-com- mlttce completed action today oil the Sl,425,OCfl,oOfl relief bill bnt, members voted to maintain slrlqt iecrccy regarding 'provision of the rewritten measure. Passage of the measure before the end of the week was predicted by senate Democratic leaders. Keeps l>dii!l<j Scprct "I don't think It will take'More than 11 day imd a half to pass It," said Majority Leader Joseph T, Robinson, of Arkansas, who ims fixed June li as the probable, congressional adjournment date. The legislation was whipped Into final form by tin appropriations sub-committee headed by Senator Alva Adams (Dem.',' Col.). Adams declined to reveal what Had been done about the proposals U> place the huge fund en- llrcly In President Hooscvelf's hands Instead of giving It to Hopkins for distribution and was ixiiinlly silent on what action had been taken to provide funds ..for Secretary of Interior Harold -L. Ickcs' Public Works Adnilnlstra- llon. far "Quoddy" Study The senate commerce committee The senate commerce committee voted 12 to 5 today to report favorably the Robinson resolution, authorising . a new study of tlie c o n t r o v c r s t a( Passamatiuoddy, Maine, tidal harnessing and Kloi- Ida ship caimf projects, the resolution calls for the appointment of special boards to Investigate the projects and file reports with tho president, before 'June 20 on their feasibility,"';?- 1 "'"•;•• -'- v - - •'' If the reports arc favorable the president, would be authorized lo allot $10,000,000 to continue work on the Florida canal and $0,000,000 for "Quodily." can war veteran, came to Lepaiilo today on charges of abducting .... -- - - -.- Skoolcr Tracks Kullt MELBOURNE. (UP) —Minialure race-tracks for skootcr enthusiasts have been established In several suburbs o[ Melbourne where the sport is banned in tile streets. • In 1910 and engaged in farming and Umber contracting. He later became interested In politics and served as city maglstrnle for In- consecutive years, always leading the ticket. lie was a past patron of the Lcpanto chapter of the O. E. S., a member ol the Jonesboro chapter of the Royal Arph Masons und of the Gideon council. He is survived by his wife. Mrs Lily Tlrurmnn, of Lepanto, one sister, Mrs. Lena M. Bucnte. of Ev- ansvllle, Ind.. and two brothers Cliarles J. Tlnmnan and J. I,. Thurman, both of Evansville, Ind. Active pall bearers were to be L. E. Colcman, M. Bindursky, C. L Marcum, W. S. Bowcn, C. B. McClellan, Fred Stuckey, S. R. Mar- coin and J. S. Barnes. mill touting Ilarlcy Smith, a WPA vorkcr, last November 15. In the same city state police mil the fire marshal's office made exhaustive Inquiry Into n mysterious flic on the deserted farm of It is estimated that one person of every 15 In England holds license to drive nn automobile. Chicago Corn New Orleans Cotton i I May July open 03 1-8 50 3-4 high 01 3-4 50 7-3 low 3 .I) 1-8 clos; ni 1-2 5-1 1-4 NEW ORLEANS. May 20 (UP) — Small advances prevailed on the ff.tton market today as a result of unfavorable opinion of the ccnlinvcd rains in the western part of Ihe belt. Closing prices were one point higher, Most of Hi? early advances was lest in late Irading. own high low clos! July 1142 1146 1141 1142 Oct 1013 1049 1042 1013 Dec 1039 1040 1035 1035 Jan 1038 1040 1034 1034 March 1043 1043 1033 1038b Mny • 1040b Livestock Spols closed steady at im, up EAST ST. LOUIS. III.. May 2u (UP)—Hoes 9.000 Top 1010 170-230 Ibs. MO-1000 •140-160 Ibs. 300-1COO I Bulk sows 865-885 I Cattle 3.000 | Steers' 750-850 Slaughter steers .CSO-P.75 Mixed yearlings and heifers 750-815 Slav^htcr heifers GOO-375 Beef cows 415-550 Cutters and low cutlers 350-450. Closing Stock Prices NEW YORK. May X (OP) The slock market broke out of ils recent lethargy with a whirlwind finish Icidav. I'ricw shot u)' one to mure Iten three points. Tickers fell behind. Inspired by strength in Ihr nils, which prevailed through (lull (railing in the first four and a half hours of trading, the Iradini ally trxik com AS e flocks heavilv. A T and T ... Anaconda Copper IJnthlcliem S':c-l Clnyr.lcr Cities Service Co;'a Cola General American Tnnk General Electric General Molars Internalioiuil Ilarvrster Montgomery Wai (I New York Central Pr.ckard .. ' • • • Plitlll]>s Poll oleum Radio Ccr;> St. Louis-San Francisco Fifth Streetcrs Summoned to Arms Aeainst-Feathered Foe the hey Legion activities. George Noone estate, which believed was connected with Senate Accepts Cotton Clauses of Exchange Bill WASHINGTON. May 26 (UP) — The senate today accepted certain cotton amendments lo the commodity exchange act. :lesigii'>'l to regulate the cotton exchanges. rspechlly ill operations. regard to Toll Collectors End Discomforts of Static clement fin- and bovglvt 105 1-^ 3-1 l-l 5- 3-ti Screech owls have been given they can't sit down for peaceful the appellation of Number One repose on their lawns about dusk "public enemies" of North Hflli-] or walk across the street or Etandaid ol N J Tcxrs. Co U S!tii>:! U S Sti-el Wamer Bros 4 1-2 08 4S 37 3-i? 63 1-2 8C 1-2 9 43 3-8 38 3-8 10 40.1-K 11 1-8 •i 327 j-4 59 i-2 33 CO 39 3- street residents. Anil what's man the cood citizens arc up in armSi rind actually "gunning" fur their' feathered foes. Already two of the nociurnal birds have fallen. One brcamc a victim on tho second shot of John Foster, biggest patrolman on the city police fcrcc. who brought nis big .44 calibre pistol into play, flic other finally cot. in the wa\r of one of the .22 builds that O. N. Hawkins, bookkeeper. »\io pvmping into a tree.' While the experts will tell yon lhat generally screech ouls arc regarded as beneficial to mankind because of their appetite for bugs, worms and small reptiles. North Fifth residents have a reason for their aversion. It seems that tlie owls have a habit of swooping down froai low hanging branches of trees or the cross arms or telephone or light poles to attack passersby. particularly in the 300 block on N'orth Fifth, in tact some of the perturbed citizens complain that to their cars without hearing a sudden swish and receiving a "resounding smack about the face or head. Some of the men in the neighborhood thought their wives were exaggerating matters until they EAST ST. LOUIS, III. (UP)— Toll collectors at the municipal bridge over the Mississippi river were frequently bothered by charges of static electricity, some carrying a severe jolt, and generated by passing cars. The shocks were particularly noticeable when motorists paused to pass coins to collectors. To eliminate the unwelcome Cominillcc Members to Mecl Wilh President to Study Measure WASHINGTON, May 20 (UP) —President Roosevelt was called luon today in a final effort by senate finance committee mcm- >crs lo whip into shape the ad ministration's lax bill. At the rcnuest of Chairman Pat ilarrlson of the finance committee Vfr. Roa^cvclt agreed to meet wit Democratic members of the com- nlttcc tonight at 8 P, M. at the V/hilc House. If the bill Is found to be sat- sfuctory lo Mr. Ifooscvelt it was thought that swift senate passage would be attempted. The conference was arranged as, the bill wan still almost $500,000,000 short of Mr. Roosevelt's request for $1,131,000,000 In additional revenue. The committee was expected to follow Ihe lead of a sub-committee which today turned down a suggestion for a processing levy on sugar lo raise $60,000,000. At the same time H accepted a proposal for plugging tax evasion loopholes in present revenue laws. | Smith and Tompkins Mid-South Nominees O. G. Smith, incumbent, \ylll.bc opposed for reelection ns seventh llstrict (Mississippi county) dlrce- or of tlie Mid-South Cotlon Grow™ ers associallon by J. P. Tompkins"; nurdelte, according to an nn- lounccmcnt of nominations made yesterday at the association's hcail- tiuartcrs in Memphis. Tlic election,.to be held by postal ballot, will close at midnight. Juno 1C. In the sixth district (southeast Missouri) Drew Vardell, Incumbent, of Kennelt, will bu opposed for.rfi- elcctlon by W. N. flankin, canith-.' crsville. - • Services Today for :, Mrs. Ethel Norwood' Mrs. Ethel Norwood, 30, wife of Tied Norwood, died at 5:30: o'clock Monday afternoon at the family home In the Tomato com-- munily. She had been in ill- health for some time.' Her death was attributed to complications re? selling from tuberculosis. - 1 Funeral services were held Ibis afternoon at Ihe home with the Rev. Mr. Agnew oiriciatlng. Interment was made at Sandy Ridge cemetery. Mrs. Norwood Is survived by 1 her husband nnd six brothers. The Cobb Funeral Home was hr charge of funeral arrangements!"' display, loll collectors altached part ot a steel wire coat hanger lo the top of a milk can nnd sank lhc top In the flooring of the bridge. Tlic erect wire brushes the axles of passing care and grounds the electricity Imrm- Buried on Iowa Campus ventured forlh lo Investigate and were subjected to tlie same sort of attack. Instead', of relenting after n ntght or two the owls b".-\r _{„.;,..,., TWrpTiflant came bolder and ,voi-id swoon Untucious Descendant down to the attack at the first approach. Presumably the owls were wat- A MES. la. (UP)—The 10th direct chlng over their young, hidden I lln ,, al descendant of Contucious, away in trees along the block,I tameA philosopher of ancient but Fostol Hav,<klns or Hl\cir! c)lin ., i* burled on the campus ot neighbors haven't been able to| Iowil Kt atc College here, convince the owls that they don't| ,, e was K un<? pan chl, who was New York Disproves Historian on Building NEW YORK (UP)—A hisloriiui describes New York as a place where buildings arc "erected nnd torn down almost overnight," but i statistics compiled by the Mayor's i Committee on City Planning show than three-quarters of ntial acreage of Man- scuplcd by dwellings belonging to the era thai saw the unveiling of the Statue of Liberty, the completion of Grant's tomb and the opening of the city's first apartment hold. that more the res Viattan is Intend to harm their babies So apparently it Is a war to tlie finish and the citizens' crackshots figure that there afe at least two more birds . to be disposed of before the enemy will be obliterated and they can spend their evenings peace again. 2!) vcars old when 'ne died here In 1923. Kung Pan Chf came here lo study horticulture, bill death c«'ii" in an auto accident, nnd as he had no relatives in China, faculty members deckled to bury him on the campus, Pianist Plays for Lions Club Luncheon Tcm Phillips, formerly of Chicago who recently came here with, his father, J. T. Phillips, enter* lained lhc Lions club for tho weekly luncheon program today al llw Hotel Noble. Mr. Phillips, who hns studied, piano ior many years under Chicago's best Instructors, played a program ot varied selections. . • B. L. Slierrlck, formerly of here and TIOW of Greensboro, N. C-i was a guest. Maps Taught by Electricity LONDON <UP>—A series of electrical maps are being used to teac'n geography to school children of Dewsbury. A touch of a button and towns, villages, trade routes, desserts, lakes, and coalfields, nil the pageant of geography, spring into bright relief. WEATHER Arkansas — Cloudy, occasional rains tonight nnd Wednesday. Memphis aild vicinity—Showers tonight and Wednesday. Little change In temperature The maximum temperature here yesterday was 90,. minimum 58, clear, according to Samuel P. Norris, official weather observer.

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