The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 19, 1938 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, March 19, 1938
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TUB DOMINANT NEWSPAPER. OP NrwniHAS'i' Ai>i.-A>.io.r, .*,., r>*r VOLUME XXXV—NO. 1. i,f M ,,Y Conrlcr Mississippi Valley Leader Jilyllievllle Herald niythevlllc Dally News NEWSPAPKR OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI LITHUANIA Accuse BI.YTI1KV1LL10, AKKANSAS, SATURDAY, MARCH lit, lflH8 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS But G-Men Refuse To Say If Prisoner Connected With Kidnaping NEWARK, N. J., Mnr, 19. IUP) —Stanley Thomas Jasosky. 22, who has been on probation for I wo years, was aire.sled and arraigned here today charged with extortion in sending six ransom notes lo Murray Levinc, whose 12- year-old son. Peter, was kidnaped 23 dnys ngo. Jasosky was arrested by federal agents. It was (he first break in the case since last Feb- juary 24 when Peter disappeared from the neighborhood of Ills home in New Rochelle. N. Y., while returning from school. Federal agents did not reveal whether Jososky was connected with the actual kidnaping. The prisoner was arraigned in federal conn before Commissioner Joseph Holland and was held in $25.000 bail. Under heavy guard. 1'e was taken to the Newark police station and later to the Hudson county jail. lie was charged with having written a total ol six notes, each demanding $30.000. He was under heavy guard when brought in for arraignment. Information as lo his background was not revealed. Several agents conferred hurriedly, with Holland before Oie arra[giiment; Throughout the arraignment. lie was protected by a group of federal agents and newspapermen were not allowed to speak to him. Miss Irene Kizzia Is New Health Unit Nurse Miss Irene Kizzia, of Camden. Ark., has ben appointed Mississippi county health nurse-with head- (inurters in this city, it lias been announced by Dr. R. E. Schirmer. director of the county health unit. She replaces Miss B e u I a h Slaughter, who was transferred to Des Arc. Ark. Miss Kizzia, who received her nursing (mining at the New Orleans Charity hospital, lias already arrived. Mississippi county now has three nurses. Miss Zlzzia, Miss Annabelle Biyant. who recently returned from Morrltton, Ark., where she took a two moiitlis special training course for public health nurses, both of whom are headquartered liere, and Mrs. Hairy Miller, of Osceola, who is headquartered in that city. POLAND'S ULTIMATUM Bandits Get $1,140 Haul In Holdup ALAHASiTEK. Aln.. Mar. 1!) UI[>> —Two bandits today robbed ihc paymaster of the i M g View Lime company of $1.140 in cash in u daylight holdup on Uic heavily traveled »irmltiehnni - Montgomery highway. 'Hie paymaster. Warren Lewis was returning to Saginaw from meeting a (rain at Silurla with the company's leu-day payroll, ollicials said. Notes As Tornado Sw|»i Om of C.iiv Leads Officers Long Chase After Car Injuries 10- Year-Old Youth Beimie Rhodes. 10-year-old' son of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Rhodes, was struck at the north side of theTWaln and lake street intersection late yesterday afternoon, by a car driven by a' negro. John Young. 2-t, who jumped out of the car and led officers in a half hour ehajc before he was found hidden under a bridge. The child, who is able lo be up today, was only sliohtiy injured. The negro, who will be given a hearing early next week. Is held in the county Jail here on the felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident. • Beniu'c was going home- from Sudbury school, about four o'clock, when the accident occurred The right fender of the car. which belonged lo a. E. Bennett, struck the child us he was stepping up on (he walk from the .street The neRi-o, who said he - attempted to avoid striking the child, turned the car quickly and m doing so ran Into a fish market on North take street. He jumped out and ran norlli into the Flat Lake section wnere n posse of officers, headed li'v Police Chief E. A. Rice, found hiln hidden under a bridge. When questioned about the accident the negro said he tried not to hit the child nnd when he did so. he became scared and "Just started running." He was on his first errand for Dennett, who had "iven him n temporary job vci- tcrday. ' ' Eye witnesses told officers (hat both wheels of the car passed over the boy but only slight in- iurles were disclosed In aji examination nl the Blytheviltc hos- ollal and he was later removed to }ils home cast of Camp Moultrie. City Sells Ban Signs AUDUBON, N. J. (UP)--Signs leading "No Circulars" may be purchased from the borough clerk here. Tacked on the front of the house, the sign prohibits distributors from throwing circulars on the porch, under the terms of a new borough ordinance. The London, Midland and Scottish Railway used 22GO special vans lo carry 2.000,000 birds during the pigeon-racing season of 1930. I'LL T€LL ™ BY ~ 600 — - BURNS __ It's always been pretty generally conceded that aclors and musicians don't have much practical knowledge of other things, but I have a friend who's an orchestra leader. Durln' the recent storm, his backyard was washed full of gullies and he got a crew of men back there to shovel It in shape again. He said lie noticed the work was movln' pretty slow and he found that one of the fellas was whlsllliV "Thanks FV>r The Memory'" and all Ihe others were shovelln' In time with the music. Then the orchestra leader opened his windows wide, turned his phonograph up loud and put on a record "Whistle While You Work" and he says ever since then the dirt's jest been flyln'. j Petroleum Workers Oust l-oreign Employes; Situation Reported Grave MEXICO CITY. March 1!). (UP) —The petroleum workers union seized the office bulkllnu of the Mexican Kagle oil company todav and ousled Americans, Uiitlsh and Dutch employes, The seizure was the first direct iiclion by (lie workers following a decree by President Lsmro Cardenas expi-oiiriiitliiB the foreign oil Industry in which the United States and other rorclen nations have investments lutaUng $-100000,000. ' British, United Slalcs and Netherlands authorities were gravely concerned over the sltiinllon. Josephus Daniels. United States ambassador, in n conference with American correspondents said the situation wns "mast regrettable' He told them he Is keeping the state department in Washington Informed but so far has received no instructions. It was intimated that Great Britain plans io make a vigorous protest. In taking the action the Mexican government charged the oil companies fostered revolution in Mexico. Smallpox Vaccinations Given West of Big Lake Vaccinations for smnl!po.v are being given throughout the western part o! Mississippi county, following the outbreak of three cases of that.disease. It has-been announced-' by Ur. R. E. , Schirmer, director of the county health unit There has already been 250 people vaccinated and others will be B'ven [he serum in clinics to be held In that section next week The epidemic of measles, which has swept through all parts of the county, is now definitely on the wane, the public health director said. Butterflies fold their wings hl»h over their backs when at rest, while molhs fold theirs down flat Bear Kisregards Textbooks MISSOULA. Mont. (UP)--atu- dents of Ihe University of Montana are sadly disappointed : In llieir mascot. Pessy. a roly-poly grizzly bear. The bear refuses to hibernate as all of thoir university studies assured Ihein bears do. ky-ffi UAflCELONA, Spnlli. Mm-. Ill (UP)lt was reported today thai a 1/roiip within the Spanish loyalist cabinet, favored rndluK llic civil ivnr nt "almost any price." Another ' group, It was said, wanted lo curry It on lo Ihe "bltler end." Tho cabinet met while an exll- ilcd half million persons fled the loyalist capital, subjected to llivcu consecutive days of bombing from llic air, lo the comparative wifely of Hie surriiundlng mountains. The fight involved more than one fourth of tlu> city's population. Persons began leaving Wednesday after the first relays of Insurgent bombing planes had blasted Hie city but the departures uol underway in mass today. For (lie llrsl time since the wiiv slarlcd the commercial life of the clly was paralyzed, _ _ This remarkable picture was taken as Tuesday's tornado pnsm north of the heart of Blylhevlllc's residential section after cutting n path through the western edge or |he city, Injuring 20 and causing heavy property damage. The picture was taken by Barnes Crook, III-Way cut Kate drug store manager, as he stood Irt I font, of the -drug store, at ;hc southwest corner of Main and Division streets, and pointed his camera northeastward. A corner of the Ouir Service station, n( the northeast 5T7,, r\r e '' S f °"' b VUble '" UlC lower '•""* '""^ »mer. Th e J, me of Mrs John o.Bourland, 1139 West Walnut street, appears to be n lie cenler of the "i.isler." The tornado actually pasLd In .northeasterly direction, at least a ,ni lc and a half or more beyo, d the Hoflse, however, and apparently was somewhere In the vlclnltv o the Blytheville Country club when „„., p llotogrnpll ™, nkp ' "' Youth To Receive Special Treatment To Overcome Burns Preferred Death' to .Nazi Rule Stock Prices NEW YORK. Mar. 19 (UP>_ The stock market advanced over a broad front loday. following three days of sharp declines (hat carried Ihe market to the lowest levels since May I. 1935. A. T. and T 137 1.4 Anaconda Copper 30 7-8 Belli. Steel 55 1-4 Boeing Air 383-8 Chrysler 50 Cities Service 11-2 Oen. Electric 37 Gen. Motors 33 3.8 Inl. Harvester 62 1-8 i Montgomery Word 32 3.4 N. Y. Central 133-4 Packard 4 Phillips Pel, 35 Radio 57-8 Simmons 20 1-4 f Socony Va 13 7. Standard Oil N. J 47 j. Texas Corp 391-2 U. S. Smelt rs U. S. St«el 51 \ew Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS. Mar. 1!) (UP) —Collon futures closed steady today with gains ranging up to $1.15 per bale. opon high low close May 880 896 880 887 J"l 888 800 883 893 Oc' 000 908 693 899 Dec 907 gig 8 (, 4 go2 Jan 913 513 901 g 04 Spots closed steady at 898, up 22. Louis FlfUt, six year old lad who lias been seriously ill at the Bly- tlieville hospital and who was taken into the home of Mr. and Mrs Earl Damon several weeks ago, when he developed whooping cough, has been removed to a SL Louis' hospital. There, he will receive special treatment for the repairing of the clttinngc done by severe burns on his legs, which will Include skin ' grafting. A number of local people made it possible for the child to have a chance to recover. M. A. Long superintendent of tho Blythevlllo hospital, cared for him at the hos-1 pital ns a charity case, as he was not eligible for the county chtirlly fund because he lives In Missouri. Local physicians had already started the skin grafting and progress | was being shown when he develop-' cd whooping cough. It was Impossible to keep him at the hospital with a contagious disease so the Damons took him into their home. Mr. and Mrs E J Rcalon, upon reading the story in the Courier News, negotiated for Ills entrance Into the Firman Des- lodge hospital at St. Louis. Members of the Lions club made up a purse for the lad. Thursday, lie was removed to that city in a Holt ambulance. The child was burned when he was helping his father extinguish a grass fire. The family Is poverty stricken. ' ' Measles Epidemic Here Reported On Decline The epidemic of measles, whlph has been sweeping through Blylhe- vllle and all of Mississippi county Is now definitely on the decline, according to local health authorities. There were more than 100 cases ol black nnd red measles in the city a week ago, physicians re- jwrletl. The weather played a dominant factor In the worst measles epidemic the city ever had, physicians say, who believed that the favorable weather aided In preventing complications. Oil l.uck Six Years tale MAGNOLIA, Ark. (UP) — six years lo Ihe day passed between Ihe lime oil prospectors gave Up In despair on the Rhea-Kiiolien-Fiil- lenwider No. I well and when Ihe Barnelt No. I produced oil here. Among the Moors, if a wife does not become the mother or a boy, she may be divorced with the consent of Ihe tribe and mav marry again. New Cotton Chicago Wheat open high low close May 87 87 3-8 86 5-8 87 1-3 Jill, 84 1-4 84 3-8 83 3-4 83 7-8 Apparently preferring death to living in Nazifled Austria, Major ,Emil Fey, above, former V ce i Chancellor and one-time leader °* ' hc Austrian Heirmvelir, killed himself, his wife and 19-year- old ton In their Vienna home i " is ,.P° h j ;ci j significance had steadily declined since the da« when, as director of the artillery assault on the Socialist apart: mem houses In Vienna, he became known as Austria's "iron wan." NEW YORK, Marfl 19 Cotton closed steady. open high low close May 873 885 870 876 Jul 88C 890 876 883 Oct 895 897 881 888 Dec 899 900 882 88SI J«n B03 904 885 891 Mnr 903 903 892 892 S)»ts closed steady at 882, up 22. Chicago Corn open high low close Afoy 59 3-4 60 69 1-2 59 7-8 Jul. 61 5-8 61 3-4 61 1-4 61 1-3 The Chemin dc Fer du Nord lias always held first place among French Iraitis for speed. L01ISTS ME FUTURE WUCI Several Want Price' Cabinet U Peace At AllV United States Not To Recognize Annexation WAHI1INCITON. Mnr. II), (l)l'l I- Senrliiry ol sinli; Conlrll Hull j Indicated indiiy tlu> UnHi'cl Hlatc.s 'will iini for llic present, «t |c«sl, vccuunlu' ihi' locality ill ClCr- iiiiiny's iinticxntloii of Austria. The Indication ciune aflor the Austrian minister luul advised Ifull thiit Ihr affairs of the Austrian Ii'liullnn hnvi> been taken over by Ihe •cicrman omlxmy. But Is Granted Appeal From Conviction In Ross Kiclnap-Mui'dev CHICAGO, Mar. 10 (UP)—Federal Judge Joliu P. Barnes today ordered John Henry Seadlund executed April 18 for the kidnap slaying of Charles S. Ross but immediately grunted 80 days tor perfection of an appeal to higher courts based on the allegation that the Lindbergh kidnap law Is unconstitutional. Seadlund, the youthful lumberjack, who chose kidnaping as u milck road to riches, remained calloused throughout the proceedings. He snapped n surly "No" when Judge Dames asked him if he had any comment to make before sentencing and when the Judge ordered the United States marshal to detail him pending electrocution Seadlund uttered u loud "humph." No Trace Is Found Of Missing Dyess Fanner DYESS, Ark., Mar. 19.—No trace of Mllburn Hall. 30, farmer who disappeared from here Tuesday afternoon has been uncovered by his brother-in-law, R. R. Holland, postmaster, and relatives near here. Hull was last seen by Holland at the post office and said he was on his way to the store lo buy some groceries for his wife. Al one lime. Mexico hiul more territory than the united slates Coni|)letion Of Work Sheet Sign Up To Be Discussed The 4-1 members of tha MIs-[i|)l county and community farm committee, the 37 members o[ Ihe county agricultural com- iiilllce. officer:! In Ihe 211 home demmislrallon clubs of llic counly, olTlcere of the comity council of this group and officers of (ho county farm bureau have been Invited to a special niecllni}, to be held at the Blythcvlllo court house Tuesday afternoon, when completing the sign-up for Iho additional work sheets for 1037, will be discussed. At this meeting, members of the counly and community committee will be given lists of all lieoplc In their townships who have not signed lip for the. federal farm program, and 'plans will-bo made for getting thorn to sign up. , L. H. Autry of BurdeUo, president ot Ihe South Mississippi County farm bureau, and Charles Coleman of OsccoJa, who Is also active In Ihls organization, have been Invited to discuss plans for the Llvo-at-Jlome program this year. These talks will be a nrc- hide for the Belter Homes campaign, .which Is lo bo waged In the. county during April. At this meeting, plans will also bo mapped out (or other work Sill OF FOICESlintE; JD Kf Resloralion Of Diplomatic Relations Forced By Poland's Stern Demands WARSAW, Mar. 10 (UP)— Lithuania today accepted n Polish ultl- malum on restoration of relations nnd removed In doing 50 a grave threat lo the pence of Europe. A formidable Polish army was amassed on Lithuania's frontier and Ihn Pollfih battle fleet wns steaming off Memel, chief port of Llth- mmlu on the BnHlo sea-, when tho Lithuania minister handed to the Polish minister his country's acceptance of Poland's demands, The note was handed lo the Polish minister ut U a. m. (central European lime). In Its reply Lithuania accented Poland's demand for Immediate restoration of diplomatic relations and as Iho result legations will be established at Ihe respective capitals, lo bo opened March 31. As a result at the note it was expected that within 40 hours Poland would recall the troops which were massed on tho frontier, Including mechanized units that were rcaily to move across tile frontier at the zero hour. The ultimatum and the Lithuanian answer to It were exchanged at Tallinn, the Gcrmnny Halls Settlement BERLIN, Mar. 19. (UP;—Peaceful scltlement of the Pollsh-LlOi- uanlan dispute was hailed In German political quarters tooday as an augury for moro tranquil times In Europe, at least for the present. .•/ '..Adolf Hitler proceeded with h' plan's- for a second- visit- to AI Irla and more Important for* visit in May to Premier T Mussolini In Rome, • f> Plans for the visit havK> been given up despite suj[B'-i to the contrary from nbfi)!'' Qerman officials looked 1 ^ ward to tile first quiet vveolP hi eight weeks. They felt l Germany's and Europe's sh down beginning late In Janui has resulted In a more peace/I^ situation. activities of farmers In Iho coun- -r 7^ur« • ty during 1938 so that the re- j ' WltlCSSCe Woman VlSlb port may be taken to the slate agricultural meeting, to be held March 29-30 at Stuttgart. J. Louis Cherry nnd Mrs. O. R. Bedford have been chosen delegates from north Mississippi county. The meeting Is to begin at 1:30 o'clock, it has been announced by Miss Cora Lee Coleman and Miss Inez Kincald, county home dem onstratlon agents. Native Bestows 'Kiss of Death 1 Clayton and Carutliers Pace Their Cell as Brockelhurst and Sims Die TUCKER PRISON FARM, Ark., Mar. 19—Three years of life In the shadow of the electric chair, during which they have watched several others enter the death chamber through the "little green door" have failed to make the routine more acceptable to Jim X. Canithers and Bubbles Clayton, Blytheville negroes, condemned In 1935 to die for crimina; assault on a wh|tc girl. While the sight of a fellow inmate of the "death house" walking that "last mile" has grown familiar to the Mississippi county ne- groes they still pace their cell nervously during the "zero" hour and execution. Their plea for a writ of habeas corpus to void the death sentence Is now being considered by Ptedcral Judge Thomas C. Trimble. Clayton and Carutliers and two other young negroes paced their adjoining cells ceaselessly back and forth across the center of their ample quarters as Lester Brockcl- hurst, "crime tourist" walked through the little door at dawn yesterday morning, never to return. Back and forth they stepped, their tread as rhythmic and effortless as (he endless weaving and turning of cages of lions or tigers. The pacing negroes stopped short and stared at the little door as the voice of Brockelhurst rose faintly In the death chamber. They could not distinguish the words, only the condemned man's overtones as he made his final statement to witnesses and guards Then the negroes' eyes turned toward Newt Sims with a long mournful regard ns Ihe Traskwood! Ark. wife slayer made ready to follow Brockelhursl through the little door. Sims walked erect, and called an unemotional goodbye to the negroes as he went down the barred corridor and stepped effortlessly through the death chamber door. The cell block was still. The ne- groes watched the rough blank door in thunderous silence. They said nothing, Then they resumed their steady, rhythmic pacing. Then a large black ambulance drew up behind the death house. And Die negroes were left to wonder who of their group would be the next to walk through the llt- tla door. Voodoo practitioners in the Fiji Islands can kiss a man-eating shark on its belly and render It completely helpless, according to the Rev. A. J. LaPlantd, S. M., who offers the above picture as evidence. • Rev. La- Plan te, a missionary of the ecclesiastical order oJ Marlsta lor 10 years, says witch doctors fcertorm the ceremony barehanded, and never are bitten. Town First Time at 81 CHO5SVILLB, Twin. (UP)—Since her birth, 81 years ajo, Mrs, Lotlle Farmer McNenl hns lived at Heb- bertEburg, a rural community only 25 miles from here at the edge of the Cumberland country, but it D. s. Lnntrlp and E. H. Burns, tlle Cumberland country, but it county agricultural agents, and | lns omv rcccn 'Iy she came to town rict. r*rtr-n T «« n~t n .« n .. .....i i n— lor thu first tune. > "Lots of folks will think I went to sign up for the old age pension,'! she said. "But that wasn't so. I had lo BO lo Crab Orchard and see the doctor, and I figured when I 'ot that far I might as well go a little further." Mrs. McNeal found the 25 mile trip so much to her liking that shi plans a longer Journey—the 100 miles to Chattanooga. Physician Finds Dyin? Accident Victim His Son ZION. III., March la.-Aii exoited man ran Into Ihe office of Dr. L. Q. Weed yesterday. "Get ready," he cried. "An In- lured boy—they're carrying him here." Almost Immediately an uncon^ sclous patient was borne into the room, ••< "Place him there," said the doctor, pointing to a table, "and I'll—" Dr. Weed stopped speaking. The victim was his son, William, eight He died as his father worked over him. The boy suffered B broken neck in a fall from his bicycle. Baby Gets Teeth Early SEABBOOK, N. H. (UP)—Margaret Ellen Smith Is an unusual baby. At the age of 10 months she has 12 teeth. Including four single and two double teeth in each jaw. WEATHER Arkansas—Partly cloudy to cloudy and cooler; showers In east portion tonight; Sunday partly cloudy. Memphis and vicinity—Showers and Ihunderstonus tonight, lowest tempsrature tonight 60 degrees' Sunday fair. , .' The maximum temperature here yesterday was 78, mln'uuin 55. clear, with .35 of an Inch rainfall last night, accoidlng to Samuel 1'. Norrls, official weather ' er.

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