The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 12, 1934 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, March 12, 1934
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Served by the United Press BEmffiVILLE JCOURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEA BT ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI HOME EDITION VOL. XXX—NO. 'Mr, Blylllevllle Dally News Ulyllicvlllu Crurlor Mississippi Volley Loader Hlyilievilte Herald HI.VniKV!U,K, ARKANSAS. MONDAY. MAU01I 12, IDIM SINGLE COPIES PIVB CENTS BREAKS WITH ROOSEVELT ON BONUS Japanese Torpedo Boat Capsizes LOSE LIVES IN SLIMMER Tragedy the Second of Its Kind Suffered by Japanese Navy fiASEBO, Japan. March 12 (UP) —Tile Japanese torpedo boat To- mouiro, a new arid secretly designed naval vessel, capstad during mu- nimver.s today ami authorities abandoned hope ol finding any oS Us 106 officers and men alive. The accident was the second recent disaster in the Japanese navy In December. 1932. Ihe destroyer Swarbi capsized off Formosa with loss of 105 officers and men. The Tomozuro capsized during farly morning maneuvers. The destroyer Tatsi:ia later reported it had taken the overturned craft in tow. Cause M the disaster was a rays- lory, for the time being at least A. na.\i,\ board o! inquiry will in. vestigale the disaster shortly. Firs unofficial reports were'inclined t attribute the tragedy to -faulty de sign. Heavy seas were running whci the disaster occurred. Two Words in Policy Lose Girl Her Herilag MILWAUKEE (UP)—Because o two u-ords written into an Insur ance policv. n beneficiary was un "able" tor-collect a $700 inherfitanc Several years ago Joseph Dajh ner. 50. a boarder at the home o Andrev: Christ, took out a life in surance potic-v mmimr Rose Chris 20. as beneficiary, stating that sh •sas his niece. A short time, ag Anjhner died. When Rose alterripl nd vo collect her Insurance, ad Justors informed her that the rould not pnv her because si' was not n "hlond relative" as th policy stipulated. arole Board Considers Over 100 Clemency Pleas LITTLE ROCK. Mar. 12 (UP) — he slate parole board met at the apilol here today to consider ore thiin 100 clemency cases.' Gratly McCall, secretary to' the ovcrnor. said the,board probably ould continue Its meeting tomorov: In view o! the large number r applicants for' clemency and .ial any action taken today should ol he announced before the iric'et- \K is adjourned. , Spring's Bruin! 1 New York Cotton NEW YORK. March 12 (UP)— Cnlion closed steadv. ooen hich low close March UW 1219 1210 1218 Mav 1IWO 1223 1217 1228 Jlliv 123?. 1244 12M 123^ Oet 1247 1259 1243 1253 OOP 1257 1270 1252 1265 Spols closed sioady nt. 1250, olT New Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS. Mar. 12 (UP) — Cotlon closed steady. otirn hieli low rki? March 15^ 1314 120R liUQb Mav 1250 1J.1I 1217 1259 JlllV 1933 1^43 1298 1931 Oct 1S-I4 125T 1241 125S Dec 12M P6S 1251 12RS Jan 1256 I?fi0 12.W 1259S Spots closed steady at 1239. up Alvin Bratton Wounded When He Objects to Giving Negro Money Police today sought the trial of nejro bandit who shot Alvin Brnuon, Street bus driver, in an msuecessfjl hold-up attempt here Saturday night. Bratlon was shot in ^.c )eti forearm when he objected to returning to his bus and turning over hi? fares. The negro had forced him to leave the bus- and walk some distance away. His wound was not regarded as serious. Tlie hold-up was the .latest of a series in which a negro, bellevi-d to be the same, has participated here Bratton was the first to be shot by the lone negro bandit although ofners have been threatened and on one occasion two shots were fired aoparently to impress a victim with the "-seriousness of the ho!d-u Among victims of a neero 'baiid in the past few weeks have beei Leonard Taylor, store v operator Henry Thompson, newspaper cor rier, and John Williams, cafe man ager. Williams -.»••« robbed Xfji 3 at his cafe-at Main and Divisioi •streets. ' Bratton had stopoed his bus-a Vie 2Ist street end of his run abou 11 o'clock Saturday night. Durin (he interval-before he was sailed uled to resume his trip Bratton w ceosted bv the neero euninan, w ^ onto the running board o *M> bus with pistol in hand. H rdered Bratton out of tiie bus an narched him down a dark stree short dislanre. Admonishin 3ratfon (o keen bis hands up Hi egro demanded that l:e'turn nve iis fares. Told (hat (he moncv u-a n the bus the negro demnnrie hat Bratton return and qet 111 iionei- and when t'le bus driver oh "cted he fired. The bullet struc Bratton in the left jirm. Tlio ne?ro fled nn'i n mnn wl loarrt the Kbot and Bratton's ou rv drove Ihe driver to the Rlvfhe ville hosDital in (he bus. Bratto later dismissed from the ho Jiml. BY SfiFETI Chicapo Wheat Mm- July Mav July open 87 a-4 87 3-8 hteh SB 1-a low m \-\ 87 Clns SS 788 3- Chicago Corn open 51 1-4 53 1-8 hi?h S3 low 50 7-8 53 Army Will Resume Service IIMIUUTOW on Gainfully Limited Schedules WASHINGTON, Mai. 12 (UP) — Thf motni's of American airmail planes, misilllixl in 15 years, wen: MViu tiKlny as (he nvmy and posl- |iif(ite. lU'pnrLmcnls (adored 1C 1 quickly restore the service oji n .safety llrsi basis, prob.ibly wlthti 1 21 Imiirs. 6f> Models Will Show JNny Styles At lilt/ and Koxy Jayne to Wed Nancy's 'Ex' VOTE FOEfiSIS The latest styles In spring und curly siimmiT iftparel for men, wb- ni'n anil enlldmi will he ilLsiilnyi-il by tis mo ile Is In t!:e larRCtil style .show ever • st in Dlvtho- Tin- ChlniKO-Foi't. Wortii lint jwill resume Hying tomorrow nlRln ;iuuy officials nnuo\ince(l. . A .skeleton airmail line bofweei Non-nrk. N. J., mid the I'aclfli Icoasi will beyln (Iyini4 'I'uestlay o: Wulupstlay. . | I The safety lirsl order came afte | u sharp demand from Prrslnci I UotfMivcIl that hazards Tesultlnn jih deatlu; of ten 'anny llyers In. jtliro'c weeks be clhnlnntrd. 1 MnJ. Clen. Foiilols ordered all jarmy Hlgliis cancullod pending ra- i labllshmcnl of new Echcclnies ami Ironies in an effort to end Urn series nf fatal crashr'S. ft was the first time since the first mail lllglu In 1910 Dial ihn vllle Thursday night ut lbi< lioxy theater and Prlilny- nlRhl ul ' IDlji theater. Hlglitccn lonil linns will present u complete assortment, of dresses coalsj suits niHl all accessories foi ill members of [ho family from the late', .styles lor ijray-hiilred K rand- nm to the picUlcsl, Easier frocks for the hahy girl. Added attractions will be presented wltli nil) Trotter us master ol ceremonies, lie will sing "Wagon Wheel 1 ' from Zlrgfcld Follies, Mrs. Trotter will accompany the models nixl piny piano numbers and pupils ol Miss Ola IJob Hauls will give dance specialties. There w)ll be a complete change of program, models, and costumes each night. rhi.s spring showing was a bear—and then some. When spring jke zephyrs first permeated Sultana's rocky lair in n Milwaukee, she emerged for n pn'ulic appearance, bringing with her—yr-.s, fou've guessed il—the yrry ncvcc-sl' Ihing !n ,jolnv.:«;» 4 i>. Vhe v^jZiy newcomer, Sullar.D's llth offspring born In captivity, [ saw the 1:1111 ;hl of it-s cave three months a»o, not 'until the first mild nay djil Sultana give her nib this )X'"p at !!i" 'HUHdp world. nation had mall service. been without nrrlal Gihforn i a Convicts Thwarted in Attempted Break from San Quentm Judge J. H, Evans Reported Near Death I BOONEVILLE. Ark., Mnr. 12 IDP)— Judge .1. n, Evans, 711, re- lired circuit judge, was in fl "very serious" condition at his home here today and physicians predicted that he wnud not recover. He has teen ill several days. Judge Kvans is l.ho father of Stale Senator.-: Ihifjli and Charles Make,No Use of Combination, Posted for Thci Co, ivenienco f. Evans. Rouey Eaton Removed to Phillips County Jail 'Houcy Eaton, fugitive Mlsslssin- ni bad man. captured in this coun- • last Wednesdav. was removed to the Philllos countv .tail nt Helena. . Ark., alonz with four other niembw; of the Enton. gan» . Sundav after henrines before U. fi. Commissioner K. L. Westbrook. jr.. at Jonesboro Saturday on Hyer aci cliarges. Ronds of the Hve were placed nt S2.5flO each nfter thev waived cx- nmir»ntion. Prank Ea^on, a cousin nf Rouey. at whose house the desperado was captured, was released. Those bound over besides j Rouey Eaton were: Guv Lancaster, SAN QUENTTN. Cal., Mar. 12. (UP)--Thrce desperate convicts to- dfiv followed the example of John Dillinger and attempted to escape from San Qucutm prison arm«d with crude pislols made in their cells. "" "**} Before U'.cir attcmot was Irus- trated by guards they killed aiiotlm' prisoner and tied im several o'.ncr convicts antl a guard in the prisoti electric shop. COLUMBUS. O.. March 12. (UP) —Guards were assigned 10 Governor Oeorge While today as autlinri- tios became nneasy o\'er possible ;aU by the JoSn Dilliiiger t*ans. TOLEDO. O.. March 12. (UP) — Reoorts (bat John Dillineer. wHclv sought desncrado. wns in Tn!?-K <vcrc broadcast over the police radio here today. All scoht cars were told to b' on the lookout (or a black sedan, said to contain Dillineer and one other man. wliic-h. wns reootted seen al n downtown street Intersection at 9:30 a.m. ClosiiKi Stock Prices Jm BBWrtl - Honry Cr:ibbc NEW YCWK. March 12 (UP>— A sharn rallv In Brains nntl general slrensth in rommcdUles nnd fcoutis today aided a slow stock market to rallv anil rlose fractions (o (wo points higher. A. T. nnd T 123 T-8 LITTLF. GIRL HII Condition of Pemis c o t Countv Child Is Reported Critical Mary IX)LS Camp. E). struck bv a car driven by Dr. Edna Nics of this city ou Highway Gl nen- Cmnh- ersville. Mo., this morning, tvas In n critical condition at the E)ythc- vil!c hospital this afternoon. The mils triri. daughter of Mr, and Mrs. W. N. Camp, .sustained a fractured skull. Internal injuries and broken bones. Her condition \vas* described as very serious b; liospilal attaches. They said she was still unconscious this after noon. According !n reports t!:c child wllh olhcrs, was wr;!!ciii!! to school The group was trail'.n? behind wagon and Ihe little (?lrl sucklenl steoped cut from behind the wagon and into the oil!) of Dr. Nies' Or. Nies carried tile clrl lo a Ca Tgnnrln; n sign that read, "Do not blow safe—work combination." and gave ' Instructions, burglars smashed own a strong hox at the Arkmo Lumber mnpany office, 1801 West Main street. Saturday nighl. A similar attempt on a safe in (he Frisco passenger office failed Sunday night, fntnidrrs who resorted to strong in methods to opeti the Arkmo fe found no cash or currency for ieir trouble but did carry off leeks nnd .warrants representing joul S350. A railrnati coupling; pin was used o knock the combination handle ff Ihe Arkmo safe and break pen (he txix. which was mined imllar taclics were employed at >e I'VLsco oltlce but beyond reaklng off (lip door linndle (he urglars accomplished nolliing ex- ent to fam (he door. The nltemp'.etl bnrplan' nt the •Yisco dcixit was an especially dar- ng atfniv. occuitiug between six nd seven o'clock Sundav night. The attempt was apparently timed IV someone familiar with the sta- loii roiiline since the usual "second trick" from four o'clock il he afternoon lo about 11 o'clock it night is dls|)ensod wllh or Sundays. A similar attempt, likewise tin Anaconda Copper TiMhMiem Steel 44 5-8 Chrysler 54 1-R filies Service Coca Cola 105 3-4 Omeral *ni«rloan Tank 41 I-B General Electric 22 1-2 nrneral Motors Internationa) Harvester 42 7-» Middlcwrsl iltilitieR 5-lf \(nnti"imer- Ward.. N.-u- York Central SH l-R Parkard 53-4 Philips PetYo'.oliin IT 7-B Tiaci'.o Corp 81-8 Simmon's Beds 2ft 1 -4 SI. lx>uis-San Francisco 3 5-8 Standard of N. J 45 5-8 Texas Co 27 U, S, Bt«l &'• Rov .Lancaster. Trial of.E>iton and possibly of two of the others on highway robbery clmee-s in Mississippi, with the death penalty to be asked, fe anllcloated. Federal agents have indicated Eaton will be surrendered to state authorities for that purpose. Lepsntn Drug Store Will Have New Home LEPANTO. Ark.—Work on a new SG.OOO brick building on Main slre.H has been started by Frauk contractor of Marked Tree. lie new building will be occupied by Jones Drug store, of which Dr. J. H. Jones is proprietor. An old wooden structure, formerly occu- P'.ed by the Wright Pool room, was torn down last week to make way for the new building. Wright's Pool room moved into the brick building Joyrider Relnrns Car Reported as Stolen Somcon" drove ofT In nill Heath's car. parked in front of his rcsi- j nulicrsvlllc^physician's dtic, dcnce. 119 East Ash street. Situr- l s |, c , vns M( , r removM | ) 1( . r( ,. dav night but returned the ma- nr Nies Ms cnrmif !0 chine, annarenlly undamaged, about two hours later. Police tvcre looking for tVe car. reix)rtcd stolen, when the unknown driver slipped it bark to iti park- Ing poace. Officers said they missed the jovrider by a few mlmite? Cultison Released Ihe time of Ir.e arcitlenl. Robbers Take Six Employ- es as Hostages as They Make Escape ATCH1SON, Kan, March 12 (UP —'(Vo robbers today raided the Ex change National bank, kfdm •fix employes, shot the chief of po lice, and escaped wltli about $15,OOC The kltlnapcd employes, who wer arranged on Ihe running board o the car so an to prevent police froi firing. Intor were released' Vhrt miles from the city. Tne robbcTG, lio'h mnskwl an one armed with a mnchltie Bun I walked Into the bank as II o\xncd I ' for business. Then Ihe available cash was scooped up. The time lock, how-, ever, licl not yet. opened the main 'anil. Ed Ivcrson, assistant cashier, was trdcred lo OIK-II It. When he tried o explain he could not lie was lilt ver the hend with a revolver butt. Six employes, including two wo- nen, were Ordered to walk out ahead of tSe robbers. Meantime A EliUorhiK new eiiBagemenl lug worn by Juyiin Slinilclih:!:, uln>vo, yoving lllm aeircss, tol<l llio world slm wiis eri- xaged. Jnyiie, ailinltllm; it tu Hollywood' . frlGiul», vovcalcil thut .lack Kirkland, nlaywrlglK, bolow, divorced by Naucy. C'm- lolt In 1911, U the lucky mau. Measure Calls for $2,400,000,000 Issue of New. Currency ... ' WASHINGTON, March 12.'(OP) —Tlu! house broke, with the administration trxlny on the soldiers bonus issue, voting to act on the Put- iniili IIMOO.WJO.OOO Inllntlou bonus bill. Ttfie tost vole, n forewarning of Itowst! approval of [he bill later, was on n motion to discharge the ways (ind 'means committed ;from further consideration of the inens- utc>, a procedure which mudo the bonus legislation l£e order of business in the chamber. The veterans bloc victory came in the fate of u threat by President Roosovclt to veto the bonus bill and as Democratic ranks were In disorder over the bonus anil the entire question of 'economics in veterans compensation. • . . The vole was 3111 to 104. All Arkansas representatives voted oyo except Terry of Little Rock. Tlie ono sided vole, more than two-thirds of the house membership, surpassed expectations ot velL r.rnns bloc lenders. They admitted that some ot llicse who voted (or consideration or tr.« bill might vote ugAlnst 11 on final passage. : "However," said Patmaii, "it means we should pass ihe bill by a two-thirds vote; stiindent to serve notice to the president ot the stand ot tlu> liousc on the Issue." In an eJTort to rus'.\ action on the bill It was agreed to limit general debate on the measure to two hours. Amendments may then be offered.. KILLED IN Services lollce had been called. Ohlef W. C. fjiivllle arrived as the men were getting into the car. ne was shot through tlie arm. Then the six men and women hanging on the running boards the pair raced away, firing n few mole shots lo keep police at bay. Today ,1OY Miss Mrs. Miame'Hart "of. , Lone Oak Snccumbs Mattie Ruth Melton and James McKell Funeral services were 'held today "for Hiss Mnttie nnth Melton, 13, and Jimws E. McKell. 50. dis- :rict oRenls of Hie extension service. University of Arkansas, who were almost Instantly killed Saturday allernoon near Ward. Ixm- In 28, oke county. In winch Rolwrl accident Be ally. Mrs. Minnie Hnrl, 57, vsilc of C. C. Ifnrt, died Sunday night at. 11 o'clock at, .her .Yiome in tAie .lane Oak community. . Mrs. Hart had been in in health for several years but her condition became critical Iol)owlnir a stroke of paralysis. Mrs. Hart had lived in the Lone Oak community all her life. Funeral services will be held this cvtlernoon at the family home with the Hov. J. I* Pinkerton officiating. Interment will be nraile at Elmwood cemetery. Tlie U O. Moss Undevtakinir company Is in charge of funeral arrnugemenls. The deceased is survived by her husband, four sons, Herman, Or- vnl, ,1. D. anil Howard, and ihrec daughters. Helen. Mrs. Harry Hart and Mrs. D. J. Hodge. JEfifif IT mi Jonesl»ro oil aeent. svns critically Injured. ' Cars driven by McKell and Realty collided. J. E. Crllz and S. D. Carpenter, agricultural agents in Mississippi county, arc at Starkvllle. Miss., today for the funeral of Mr. McKell. Miss Melton Is to he burled this afternoon nt Conway, Ark. Both Miss Mellon nnd Mr. McKell were widely known In Mississippi county, having been connected wllh the extension service in northeast Arkansas since !917. Admits Kidnap Murder as He Goes to Chair Sale of Liquor by the Drink Legalized at Special Election STEELE. Mo.—"Tom and Jerry" »„„, „...-, ,„„>.,- -.. .. re-nppcnred hero again Saturday Frisco freight office several I'"W nfler n » absence of many successful, was matle on a safe a the weeks ago. Other burgiarles, few successful, here nnd at Luxora. Osccola nnd other ixJints in which similar crude methods were cm- ployed, arc (he work of the same gang, officers believe. Negroes Held to Jury for Cottonseed Theft Carl "Pickles" Cullison. picked up here Friday by federal narcotic agents, has' been released No charges \vcr? nlaced against the local man when he WTS tomnn- Three negroes were ordered held to the .vwins cram! jurv by Municipal Judge C. A. Cmmlnehnm Salnvday on charges of grand hvr- cciiv. Tlic negroes allegenlv ftnle 19 sacks of red cottonseed from Ed Parrish. fanner living near Yar- Lro. Tivo of tlie trio. Jnhn Royd. P T. Walker and Arthur Freeman, Families Who Lost Homes by Fire in Need fo Help Two families, whose homes were destroyed by fire recently, are badly in need of beds, chairs nnd other furniture. In an nppeal made today Mrs Harmon Scford stntctl (hat anything of this kind woulrt be greatly apprecialed bv these families who are practically penniless. Tf lho.'c vlshlns lo clonati household goods will call SOS. tin gifts svill be called for. . ears. The re-appearance of (he favor- le ijair of the old days was oc- asioned by a vole of local residents lo allow the sale of liquor by the drink. An election for tlie was provided for in cites nnd towns of 500 to 20,000 population by the state legisla- urc. The election makes Steelc the nearest point where the Ihirsty Tennessee. Arkansas. Mississippi and oilier states In this ECC- tlon can secure whiskey legally by the drink. Saloons as such are not legalized by the-election. "By the drink" dispensaries must have bars easily visible from the street. Am the bars must have stools o chairs of some kind as drink, while standing arc taljboo. COLUMBIA. S. C., Mar. 12 (UP) —flolxM-l H. Wiles. 49-year-old automobile mechanic, went to his death In the electric chair today, taking Ihe .entire blame for tliB kldnap-murtler of Hubbard H. Harris Jr., 15-year-old schoolboy. Calmly and show'mir no emotion, Witts paused Just before stepping hey frequently visited here wilh '"to the electric chair. In a clear liss Cora Lee Colcman, county'' '" """' *"" J ome demonstration agent, and tr. Critz. and hart appeared on lany programs for farmers antl heir families. Mr. Bentty. who Is at n Little 1 Rock hospital, is also well known ! icre. having been stationed In' loncsboro for the past year as district ngont of the Sinclair lle- iiB company. He frequently vis- letl in nii'thcville. His iwlvic bone s broken In several places, hi.s hip bone is knocked out of the socket, le has Internal Injuries, five frac- lured rib?, hemorrhages of both lungs, and is seriously cut about :he face anrt hands. lone he said he assumed the entire blame for the kidnaping of , the youlli. from whose father he I hurt hoped to cstort ransom mon- \ "soon after his arrest he had In- iwrson was Implicated, but at his trial lie said he acted alone. Firemen Respond When Smoke Enters Theater j The interior of the nosy theater look on a fojgy aspect late Sunday alicrnoon when smoke drifted into (he auditorium from t'-c Realty was "resting comfortably" v bnsemcnt. Only a few perrons were this afternoon at St. Vincent's hos- attending a late afternoon show at pitai. Little Rock, physicians said.|ivi c time anrt they retired In They said he Is still in a very se-; ( j er i y f os hlon from" the (heater. Three Divorces Granted rious condition, however, not passed the danger point. ; The machines crashed lieadon In the middle of Die paved highway with terrific force. There was nothing on (he straight-of-way to obscure vision nnd a coroner's jury rendered a verdict that the deaths resulted from negligence on tlie >art of drivers of both cars. Bodenhamer Son Born ol Msrcom Brothers on Main street, spot eac.h time. Third Hart Break SOUTHGATE. Calif. (UP)-Fcir the tliivd time in three yt-ars Rob- ciC Morey. 20. fractured his arm while cranking an automobile, incurring the break in Iho same Appoints Assessor UTTLE ROCK. Mar. 12 'UP) — J. West Brown was ap;»iutcd tax- assessor of Conwav county today by Governor Futrclt, F.L DOfiADO, Ark.. March 12. j n;p>—,\ son was bom tero loday ; to Mrs. O. L. Bodenharner. willow of the former national commander of Ihe American legion. Mr. Bo- df nhamcr was killed several months ago In nn accident in the Texas oil field:!. Decrees have been granted in vacation by chancellor J. F. Oant- ncy in three divorce cases ftled Vere through Sam MtfinU, local attorney. The decrees \vere granted In the following silils: Nfauricc Melvin vs. Johnny Lucille Melvin, Mildred Nelson vs. Roy kelson and Rena Kvcrhnrt vs. Henry E\-erhart. The smoke was caused, investigation disclosed, by a defective motor ot the 1'eotin^ system. Cily flre- nen vtre called. Damage irnirn WtAlHtR There was no rebound ns machines crashed head-on. Arkansas— Partly cloudy, warm- the'," '""-'S 111 ' Tuoatov Partly cloudy, En-i 1 ™ 1 ™ 01 ' '" «»si portion. gines of both cars were driven and vicinity — Pair, temperature around -10. Tuesday back against tlie front seats by the I temperature aroun impact and tire cars were locked! W"? cloud - v nnd in an almost Inextricable mass. Tllc mnxlmx , m temperature here Both Miss Mellon and Mr. McKell vest( , r(1ny was 4 2 , minimum 27, lived about five minutes. '^^ w ' ltn n , rac( , ot stlow i(i\i Both ML« Melton and Mr. McKell hod headquarters in Little Rock. Saturday night, accoiding-to Samuel F 1 . Morris, official weather observer.

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