The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 9, 1930 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, August 9, 1930
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SATURDAY, AUGUST 9, 1&30 niATIIKVILLE. (ARK.) COUU1HK NEWS PAGE FIYl? /> TME BOOK •SURVEY- (rations v.hlch make llic whojeithai you like "Snlome" In the firs'. thing seem new. He seems some- place. how I Threats of Wholesale Illegal Voting Failed to Materialize at Primary. BY -MAX STUKM Special Correspondent 11AYT1. Mo., Aug. 3. — While Shelby county, Term., is having trouble with the negro vote, much concern is being shown in Pemiscol county over the same situation. ' the local press it has been stated that the negroes arc the controlling faclor in Pcmlscot county, and tht candidate; who succeed in "bring ing the most to (lie polls" are the most successful. During the recent primary clec lion held here the deliberate vot ing of illegal negro voters wa. watchcd with eagle eyes. The re suits, however, were a. general!; light vote throughout the countj ' well as In Hayli, and with fe\ illegal negro voters attemptin cast ballots. Negro Kally Called Off When Poney Neunmn, a negro came out a few days before th election wilh handbills — whic were distributed all over Pemlsco county and even into Mississipi county, Ark.,—announcing that his establishment in Hayti would be the scene of a big negro rally on election day and lasting three more days of the week, many Democratic candidates "smelt a mouse," so proceeded to put a damper on the colored celebration. In past years elections have been won with a few ' extra outside votes, so the Demo- crati saw to it— evidently—that nothing of that kind would be repented. Election day claimed clear and hot—with Pony Ncuman's place in Hayti strangely quiet and deserted. Nor did any celebration take place throughout the day--nor any other day this week for that matter. The negro dance and gambling contesj. was called off- -no prizes for the shortest dressed dancer, the best dressed dancer, and the best dancer bing won—or even tried for. Several of the leaders of the colored folk took impromptu trips to nct-very-distant municipalities — nips which lasted over election day. When it became known that a certain negro in the north portion of the county had made the statement that next year he would announce for some office in this county, the local and nearby press took the matter up editorially and ind events arc described is always | booi laznrdous. It becomes much more ' 11V HKVCE CATTOX too bis for her; for tho most part. I NEA Service Writer however, the job Is well handled |l Wilting a historical novel in An cnonmms amount of study must it vliicli extremely familiar people ' have- gone into the writing of t'.ikll 3,iok. The bibliography Mrs. Mor-|J io-.v presents is fairly mnn/ing. "Tnu Last Full Measure," If noi a t'.rcai book, will ul leas: bi' extremely interesting to a great many people. The book is offered by William Morrow and Co.. nnd sells iU Sii.M. An Enjoyable Buck Alraut the Claims of Sllku "Sitka—Portal to Ho:nancc," contained a great deal 01 MM that was entirely new. as far us I am concerned, and also a grail deal that was highly enjoyable. The author, narrel Willoushby. lias written a book in which shv tries to convey the beauty, the glamour and the romance of this distant Alaskan city. Her account of Earanov, the hard-drinking, hard-fighting Russian governor who ruled in baronial .st;ilc> a century ago and dispensed justice, according to his lights, to the wild to have caught the eerie, mu- cabre quulity ol the text and to liave put it into his drawings, n\iil (lie result is a Look that Is worth owning—-always provided,'of course, f'uu are being dyed practically any i-ulor so that fashionable wo men may now have a special lur 0 wi-ur with every gown. A tJUICK ClIANGK NKWI'OKT, Ind. <UP) — From wheat (o biscuits in one hour and 1'J minutes Is the record established by two Newport brothers. John and Hank Harvey. The nun i started culling wheat, at 2 p. in. and at 3:1:! six whole whea,1 biscuits were ready to serve. A combine, which cuts and threshes the wheat, was used. Hour was mude with a collet grinder. A CRACK SHOT i STAYTON, Ore., (UP) — rivl'n Bibcock, 12, cr«lc "}!lng«hoy»i^ shot at a cap of dynimll* wrjleh. lye had placed on u rock, The doctor attended Elvln. pie is the novelist's central character. Honroe W. Morrow, however, does not seem to be afraid, In "The Last Full Measure" she concludes her trilogy of novels in which no less a person than Abraham Lincoln has the leading role. The task ihat she set herself when she began this trilogy had a great many pitfalls. I think she has dodged most of (hem very neatly. The Last Full Measure" covers the final months of Lincoln'i life. Mrs. Morrow studies Lincoln during those dramatic moments when the Confederacy finally sank down to defeat and when he realized that having saved the Union he now- laced the equally dilficnlt task of providing for a sane, charitable reconstruction. Side by side with this she trace Let's AH Vote For WALTER G. BRASHER For State Treasurer the development of the plot which | trader.', hunters and adventurers culminated in Ford's Theater when , «lw made up most of Alaska's m- John Wilkcs Booth shot Lincoln. I habitants and visitors m those Booth is displayed in detail, as are d.iys, is especially good. Sho also most of the other characters in the plot. The portrayal of the two- thirds-mad actor is one of the strongest features of the book. Clean, Competent and a Winner With Lincoln himself. Mrs. Morrow does at least as well as could be expected. Occasionally, when she presents his soliloquies and musings, I think she tackles something poured forth vitriolic sentences in scathing black type, denouncing ne- groes as candidates. Negroes Orderly It, might be well to state here that although Pemiscot county is located in such a position as to be a rendezvous lor law breakers of all kinds, the negroes have been exceptionally orderly—which has ol late become noticeable and is receiving comment. So far moil of the major crimes committed in lliis county have been committed by whites. Although the primary election held in Hayti last Tuesday went o" a great deal cleaner and more o derly than was expected sonic interesting descriptions of the lawless days that followed the beginning of tiie American nv^ime. All in all, she makes Silka sound just like what she calls it—"The Portal to Romance." If you like to read about distant places ami ro- iinntic i«?oplc, this book should please you very much. The lloughlon Mifflin Co. is sailing it at 53. In Which Sin Heroines a Wrc Kit Monotonous. Andre Tcllier describes the va: ricd loves of an opera sinner in i "The Mujsniilcenl Sin." and for I the first half of the book spins a diverting tale. However, even sin • can get monotonous, if it is repeated in the same key too long, and I bogged down nnd gave up Hie struggle a considerable distance from the end. Madame Carneau. .) the tempestuous heroine of the I book, was still sinniiiH when 1 left j her, and I presume the stayed on | iff the job right up to the end. u inuiu ur-1 If >' ou think you'd like a book the ncero' vvllh lhc tlt!e ' '" nie Magnificent vote sitoaliori'V sliiilTi' the melt-, Sin." hop to it. However, it's apt to which is i i)orc - VOLI before you gc; Ihronjh ing pot and is a menace yet to come to a head and be riLjht ed. At the election several candidates experienced the shock of their lives when they discovered that they were being deliberately "slated" out of votes, and took it upon themselves to file complaints. So far nothing has been done about it— but the candidates are much—very much—more the wiser. i wilh it. Claude Kendall, is the publisher. Fine Sketches Slake This "Salcmc" AVnrth Having.. Lovers of line books '.vill welcome the new edition ot Oscar WiUio's i "Salome," illustrated by John Vas- I TS. which E. P. Button and Co. ! have just issued.- Wilde's playlet, j of course, is fairly familiar; but ; Vassos lins contributed some illus- ! 1. BECAUSE he is the only candidate running who made the race four years ago, jn which contest he was a very close second—losing by the narrow margin of only 6,781 votes. 2, BECAUSE his indorsement for this office is the majority of. 4,015 votes over his nearest opponent (4,343 tO'328) which was given him by his old home county of Yell in his race for State Treasurer four years ago. This indorsement came from people who know his public and everyday life and whom he has served as County Clerk and Railroad Commissioner, and it came without his having to canvass that county. Better Days Are Coming * Let us hope that we will get some rain soon. The heat wave is very intense and everything is dry and a small trash fire may start a conflagration and wipe out a large portion of the city. We should be Very carcl'u 1 to see that all trash is burned in metal containers or in some safe isolated p-lace. We are having numerous fires this season some ol'which have been very disastrous to the owners. Heavy (ire losses in Rlylheville may lead to the insurance rates in Blythevillc being increased. We hope that Blythe- villc will not reach that point in the history' of its fire record that will justify such action on the part of the Companies. THE BEST CURE FOR A BAD BURN is one of our policies with an old line stock Company, You. get the service of this office, with 2i5 years experience in underwriting services, and striving to be better every day. OUR MOTTO IS "All that's Goocl in Insurance," and our Service continues after the loss. W. M. BURNS Insurance & Loan Service Phone 243 Office first National Bank i W MING] During the last week Mr. Barham has been publishing considerable FALSE ELEVENTH HOUR POLITICAL PROPAGANDA TIMED AND INTENDED TO DECEIVE YOU Monday Night, August 11, at 8 O'clock, at the Court House in Blytheville, I will detail my plans, discuss his official record and answer every charge made by Barham. Come and hear the truth as shown by the records. ECEIVED YOU IN 1928 LYING-TO DECEIVE YOU NOW'- lounty and Probate Judge ON

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