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THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST AVM^MO.,. ..,„ „„ „.„. ... * M^M f f ^/ VOLUME xxxv—NO. 2. B^Km ^ Url ," MlsskslPPl Valley Lender Blytheville Herald Blytheville Dally News SMS C, OFC, URGES Chamber's Tax Representative ' ( Wants Business To Be "Unshackled" WASHINCITON, Mar. (UP) •Ellsworth C. Alvord. representing the United States chambei of commerce, urged the senate finance committee today to "unshackle business" by revising the undistributed prolit.s am! capital Rnlns (axes. Testifying at hearings on the house approved tax bill he asked the committee to remove the "fears of vindictive taxation" and to abandon the practice of using "our tax system as an experimental laboratory." Alvord represents tlie chamber's ccrnmlttee on federal finance. To "direct our country upon n course leading to true recovery," he recommended the following tax revisions: "1. A maximum 15 per cent rate on corporate incomes with lower rates on incomes of less than $25.000. "2. A maximum 12>,i per cent rate on capital gains or rates graduated from 15 per cent to 5 per cent over a 10-year period. "3. A maximum individual surtax rate or 40 per cent. i "4. Retroactive removal of 'a few of tlie most glaring mistakes of the undistributed profits tax; Work Must Be Provided "Opiiortiinlties for prlvale employment must be provided for those able to work who are on re- •lief," Alford said. "Industry must 'our To Three Decision Holds Requirements Is Not Usurious LITTLE ROCK, Mar. 21. (UP) — The state supreme court today held, In a four to three decision, that t Is not usurious for loan brokers .o transact loans at 10 per cent per annum interest and require borrowers to take "protective" insurance rom companies represented by tlie —. -,..„.„ »u*u. iiiuMaviy must- finders. te unshackled, our confidence must] The decision affirmed a Pulaskl be restored, government revenues county circuit court decision in fa- 1, Naval Bill Is Passed By House _. , -- -. 21. (UP) -The house toitay passed and sent to the senate a bill uulhor- Kiiig Ihe grcutasi righting fleet in Ihe history ot the United States The vote was announced us 291 The measure, sponsored Uy Chairman c.irl Vlnson (Dem., Ga ) of the house naval affairs'com- mittee, specifically authorized M new combat ships, 22 naval auxiliaries and 950 airplanes lo bring the navy's u w j n i „,.,„ , o ;!000 fighting planes. The l,500.0(Hl tonnage falls last short of maintaining America's share or Hie five-five-three naval ratio amoiis tlie United Slates. Great Britain and Japan, under the announced and reported build THE_DOMINANT HEWSPAPER Qp NOUYHEABT AUKANBAB^AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI _»LYTiiRvii.LE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, MAUCII 21, JOSH - n. ing programs of the three great tcrnnllves: Says TVA Chairman Has Ihrce Alteni a I i ve s; Statement Is Anticipated WASHINGTON, Mar. si <UP>— President Roosevelt told chairman Arthur E. Morgan of the Tennessee Valley authority he must I withdraw charges against his TVA co-directors by 2.-SB p. m. tomorrow and agree to coojK'ruU; In the president's inquiry or face immediate suspension or removal from office. President Roosevelt .served n 24- our ultimatum ti|H>n (he TVA chairman. He gave him these al- New Chapter in Edo.n Career? •UWlBT~iiini l n imim IB-IM-"TI*,V*» > , ....... . SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS naval powers. UPHELD ! Cdl 1. Publicly withdraw lib charges against his co-directors and agree lo cooperate In the president's TVA inquiry. 2. Resign If he docs not wish to follow the first course. 3. Face Immediate suspension or removal from office if he follows neither the first nor second course. Morgan left the White House Immediately after the president served his ultimatum and said lie would make a- public statement at 4 p. m. It was reported—without confirmation—that the statement might be his resignation. The new ultimatum to the TVA head was served by Mr. Roosevelt at the third White House conference with Morgan and his co- directors David B. Lllllontlral nnd Harcourt A. Morgan. -.., ou .•-,.,,,,,.1,1* iLvcmiL-:, vwuiiuj II11U1I* cunt i uecision in iu- ; 6"«*-i iiuium UIKIJ a leaf from the Eden h must be stabilized, our national vor of Loid Rainwater, Little Rock Fimeral rites were held this af- ° S stcm measures against dictators. Mast nersWent *„, tmi, «, income and standard of living broker. Slate Bank Commissioner tcrnoon for A. J. Davis who died cabinet slmkc-up with Fdon ,-ernim i . ' , *"* lalk ° r must be increased substantially Grover S. Jernlgan sought to re- Sunday morning six o'clock at his "" lm " orlll »l l»sl» above present levels, fears of vin- !us « Rainwater a license on grounds home four miles west of Holland dlctlve taxation must hp rpmrvvpH Of "USUrV" and unfair nnprnllnn ' Mn nftwt- t,<,i,1,,» I,™.. ||. / 11.. ' ~~ —.^ ^.v-^iiu icv^ia, ictus 01 vni- *" ji - iv« » license on grouni dictlve taxation must be removed of "usury" and unfair operation. nnd use of our tax system as an «nu use 01 our tax system as an According to Jernigan's allega- weeks. The Rev. W J Rlggcns of experimental laboratory must be tions Rainwater avoided a state law Denton, conducted the services' at abandoned. making It illegal to charge more Coleman cemetery where burial "Adoption of the recommcnda- " ia ^' 10 Pe r ce n' Interest on lorms was made. n* WP hnvp cnrrcrnctarl i,.J11 !,„ bv Inlllellmir tllP hnrrnwftl- trt in\rf Mr TV, I, is inese ends, the most important lnsu "">ee" n> a company represent- Mary Davis, one son Tom Davis UU.II III single contribution, we believe ed by the defendant. On these pel- four daughters, Mrs Rulh Chan- rv - which made during the re- cles -, the lel ? der collected tlie cus- cellor, .Mrs. May Williams. Miss Dr, 0. B. PhiliJDS Dies malnder of the present session of tom ^ y a e«nts commission. , , Fred and Miss Estella Davis, ail • i i - , o «i • rnnitvTi'ci- 1lV -. ' -'"• There WftS rm Kllpppchnn Hint nf UTrMlan.l n *.^ * ......i. — > rlf»nlu IK IVlnntKr. tions we have suggested -will be bv impelling the borrower to take Important contribution to these ends, the most important nialnder 'of the present .session of ._jongVosi:/ ' ' '" >. Visions More Bureaus WASHINGTON, Mar. 21 (UP)— Passage ot the government's re- organizalion bill will mean abandonment of plans for balancing the budget for new agencies will be erealed and thousands of names added to the federal payroll Senator William H. King (Dem.. Utah) charged in the senate today. "This bill Is not intended for economy," he said, "but to increase the power of the executive department and to add another department to the government. "It will result In the creation of many additional federal agencies and add tens of thousands of names to the federal payroll. "Bureaucratic government Is to become more powerful and balancing the budget and lifting the burdens of taxes from the people nnisl .be abandoned." ^Funeral Services Held Today For Williaby Neill Funeral services were held this afternoon for VVUllaby Neill, former resident of Blytheville, who died Saturday in a St. Louis hospital- The. Rev. J. W. Vernon, of Gosnell, conducted the rites at the Full Gospel church and burial was made at Ehnwood cemetery. Mr. Neill, who was 56 years of age, lived here until he moved to St. Louis four years ago. His mother, Mis. Vf. J. Neill, and other relatives reside in this city. Cobb Funeral homo was in charge of funeral arrangements. r,r W€U S |UT€LL i nmi 111 =— ^ YOU BY BOB BURNS _ 1 -"fa vi.i, fcrut IUTIVL nj turvv «i» , u,i via, WIJU WHS Of V PHI'S Ol minimum of $1,000 in "protective age, Is survived by his wife Mrs insurance" in a company represent- Mary Davis, one son, Tom Davis] .-lary agent,., v u ,.,t.ibw.vii. , . *.*cvi miu ivusa n^tena Davis all •There was no suggestion that or Holland, and-two brothers n .the ^policies were not Davis. of Yorksvllle Tenn 'and written in a standard solvent com- Monroe'Davls of Dresden Tenn - pany," the opinion, written by Chief Justice Oriftn Smith, auld, "or that premiums were Increased by reason of the plan employed." For that reason Chief Justice Smith said "no presumption arises that the method employed was 1 a scheme to conceal usury." :. House Raises Fee For Auto "Transit" Permits LITTLE ROCK, Mar. 21. (UP) — The general assembly resumed Its deliberations shortly after noon today, following a week end doll- day, and again studied the legislative program of Governor Bailey. The house during tlie first hour of work passed a bill by Representative Thompson of Independence county raising the license of "drive through" automobiles from $1.50 per car to 55 each for machines towed through tlie state. The senate did not resume its deliberations , until after 2 pm. and leaders were not .sure just what legislation would te acted upon during the remainder of the day. Stock Prices NEW YORK. Mar. 21. (UP) — A sharp break in mining shares which have Mexican holdings and a. decline to a new low for three years In American Telephone and Telegraph capital stock featured an otherwise narrow stock market today. A. T. & T 125 5-8 Anaconda Copper 30 5-8 Associated D. 0 57-8 Beth. Steel 05 Boeing Air 27 1-2 Chrysler 49 3-< Coca Cola 117 Gen. Motors 331-4 Gen. Motors 62 1-2 Int Harvester 62 1-2 N. Y. Central 131-2 Packard 41-8 Phillips Petrol 35 3-8 M.IV Radio 5 7-8 jul Schenley Dlst 20 3-4 Oct. Simmons 17 Socony Vac Dec. 13 3-4 Jan. Standard of N. J 47 . ,, , Texas Corp 391-8 A ' O . t . °f P«J>Ple have asked me U. S. Smelt 60 pout-blank why I don't tell my U. S. Steel 607-8 opinion of the European situation To tell you the truth, I haven't gone Into it deep enough to talk intelligently about It. It's klnda like the time A«nt Chicago Wheat Puncy asked Uncle Slug if he had ,, opcn hlgh low close heard the scandal about the Med- , y 65 7 " 8 86 1-8 85 1-4 85 7-8 Jul. 82 7-8 83 82 1-4 82 3-4 heard the scandal about the Med fells bavin' a big fight. Uncle Slug says "Nope." Aunt Puney says "Well, the whole town's tfllfcln'— •:orne are takln' his part and some are takln' hers." Uncle Slug says "And I suppose open high low close there's a few eccentric people who May 59 1-2 59 7-8 69 1-8 69 3-8 are mlndln' their own business." Jul. 61 61 1-2 69 7-8 61 1-2 Chicago Corn A. J. Davis, 67, Dies At Home Near Hollandj^t!,: ±: l ^^J[i^: B *" oi V onIthe «»««»• *»<»<>'»• *.«•/*- cr, is snow ti a bo ve n.s 1 ic loo kcd o vo r fl His vnciUion coincided witli rumors of' ' rlain government take a leaf from the . Mo,, after having been 111 for three . Mr. Davis, who was 67 years of , enn :.Hanria Funeral home-' was*"irl of tuneral. arrangements. $1,000 Dain^es For S Accident On HigHway 18 W. J. McMillen has nied suit In common pleas court here asking $1,000 damages for personal injuries sustained some time ago when he was allegedly struck by a truck driven by an employe of Charles Bright. He claims that the accident was due to negligence ol tlie truck driver. McMillen was pushing a two-wheeled cart, loaded with willow poles, at the time. Holland and Barham are attorneys for McMillen. Peeples Infant Dies At Half Moon Home Tlie Infant son or Mr. and Mrs Calvin Peeples died Sunday afternoon, 4:30 o'clock, at the family residence at Half Moon after having lived for only three hours. Burial was made at Elmwood cemetery this morning with Cobb Funeral home in charge of funeral arrangements. Besides his parents, he Is survived by three brothers and two sisters. New York Cotton NEW YORK, Mar. 21, (TJP)_ Cotton closed steady. open high low close 881 882 864 867 883 889 870 873 895 895 872 877^ 894 894 815 877 895 896 819 880 8S7 898 880 882n May Jul. Oct. Dec. Jan. Mar. Spots closed quiet al 873, off 9. New Orleans Cotton rrs^::E: =» 2^?^;-^ down eight to 11 points. open high low close 879 885 892 899 906 906 908 892 899 906 906 875 880 885 886 Spots closed quiet at 891 '• 893 off 10. Livestock (OP) Top 9.15 170-230 !bs., 9.00-9.10 140-160 IbS., 7.75-8,00 Bulk sows 1.75-8.00 Cattle 3,500 Steers 7.60-9.15 Slaughter steers 6.25-975 Mixed yearlings and heafers Slaughter heifers 6.00-8 7s' 80 " 8 ' 00 Beef cows 5.00-6.00 Cutters & low cutters 3,75.4.75 dei)ly',J8 Months Afte£ Being. Bitten-. ' Funeral services wjll be held Tuesday morning for'•Dr. Oscar . B. Phillips, long time veterinarian this city, who died al his home Saturday nlght-a victim of hydrophobia. Dr. Phillips was given treatment immediately following a dog bite he received 18 months ago but several months ago he became ill and tlie symptoms were those of hydrophobia. His condition he- tame serious several days ago and for 12 hours before he died he had repeated convulsions. Tlie Rev. 71. Lynn Wnde, pastor or the First Methodist church, will officiate at the rites, to be held at ten o'clock at the Cobb Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be: Llge Bryenns, Mack Knitz, B. A. Bugg, Charles Lutes, lllrnm Wylie, Charles L. Wylle, Ira KoonU, B. Parker. Fred Wahl nnd c A Rogers. Dr. Phillips, wlio was torn at Scotland, Edgar county, III., Wa- rtiary 9, 1B14, was reared In that place. When a young man he spent much time traveling through most of the United States before he entered a school at Terre Haute, Ind., for the study of veterinary surgery. Following his graduation, he first practiced in that city before he went to Missouri, where he practiced at Bloomfield and Advance, Mo. ]!e later went to Corning, Ark., where he lived for four years before coming to Blythevllle 21 years ngo. Since then he had practiced here and operated an nnlmnl hospital. He Is survived by his wife, Mrs. Maude White Phillips, one daughter, Mrs. Cymballne Phillips Burnette of Cleveland, o., two sons, Lewis, of St. Louis, and Wendell 1 M.. of this city, two brothers, Chandler, of Paris, HI., an d Clias., of Saull Cruz, Calif., and one sister, Mrs. Rose Fisher of Paris, 111. Lewis Phillips and Miss Jean Sigel, also of St. Louis, arrived yesterday and other relatives, including several relatives of Mrs. Phillips who live at Wynne, are expected tonight. Federal Checks Totaling $45,000. Arrive; Others 'lo Follow The first of Ihe agricultural cul- tlviitlon chocks for north Mississippi counly farmers arrived here tills mornlni; niul distribution of thc checks, totaling $45,000, wns iliuieil this afternoon al thc olllco (if the county exeiislon agents. It Is expi'cU'd Unit nil of thc 1400.000 in checks will bo here within a week o rtwo and It Is believed lhat at least $MO,OOfl worth will arrive before tlie end of Iho week Winners living near Manila, who are duo these checks, are asked to >a at that place Wednesday afternoon, one o'clock, miJ Ihoso of Lenchvlllo arc- asked to be thcro ut three o'clock. Notices Imvo not been sent out lo Individual farmers as other checks may arrive tomorrow and Wednesday morning nnil these will also he taken over for distribution. While all tlie checks will not he Iticre, It Li believed lhat this will je the quickest manner of distribution to those whose checks has ur rived, It has been announced. The checks have ben expected for some time, most of tlie farmers In the .southern district of the county having , already received .hell's, 'i.i Dr. J% Vp To Establish Hospital, at 1204 West Meant Street Blytheville 'Is' toT'havc a second hospital. It was announced today bj' Dr. j. M. Wall who has purchased Ihe former Dr. p. B. Elliott residence, at 1204 Hcarn slreet which Is to lie used as a hospital' Tlie new 25-bed hospital is expected to be In operation by April 1. The 15-room brick building Is being redecorated and minor changres made before the new hospital is opened. Mrs. Wall,' who Is n graduate nurse, will be superintendent of (he general hospital, which Is lo have, mi open siaff with other physicians and surgeons allowed to practice (here. Dr. Wall said today that graduate nurses would be employed to assist the superintendent. Dr. p. L. Husband, who Is now assoclaled with Dr. Wall In their clinic n the Lynch building, .will continue to be associated wlih Dr Wall. They will keep their clinic down town but will moxc X-ray machines to the hospital, where they will do their surgery and treatment work. Dr. Wall, who came here In June, 1930. from Searcy, received his medical training at tlie University of Arkansas and Interned for three years nt stole and city hospitals of Little Rock. Mrs. Wall received her nurslmc training at the Little Rock city hospital. Only 64 Votes Cast In Saturday's School Election Here Only 04 votes were cast In Die Blytheville school election held here Saturday when Dr. Hunter O. Sims and C. W. Affllck were reelected members of the board, without any opposition. ' No names were "written In" and all the voters voted V straight ticket. , Results of school elections in a number of other communities in Mississippi county were announced here this afternoon with the arrival of tlie boxes at tile office of the comity court clerk, Mrs Carey Woodburn Pheeney. Directors elected: Manila—Alec Baker and If. W. Cowan; Shawnee—Dr. R. L. Johnson and Leslie Speck; Carson, P. p. Jacobs; Gosnell, Rube Bevlll and O. O. Wadley; Clear Lake, K. J. Joiner and P. O. Austin; Flat Lake, E. C. Thompson, M. L. Hawkins and o. L. Abbott; Yarbro, J. R. Lambert, B. B. Akin ana a. W. Thompson; Tomnlo, A. T. Harslunan nnd Louis Mulone; Boynton, Cagle arid Howard Brooks; Mllllgan Ridge, T. A. Hollls; Dell, J. H. Brlnn and R. C. Rlggs; Half Moon, J. H. Harmon and J. N. Holland; HuH- man, B. A. Pepper, Reginald Hughes and W. B. Lofftln; Lone Oak, Glenn Alexander and J. W Walters. EAST ST. LOUIS. Ill Mar 21 1:30 °' clock for thc ullr POse of fiit- OP)—Hogs: 11,000. ' i"S lhe rate »' levy In Pavlnj DIs- Tnn O 1C trlcfc Mn. TMrn nnrl Mo fl-v*....,. -, Paving Districts' Plan Before Council Tonight The Blytheville city council will meet tonight at the city hall nt 1:30 o'clock for the purpose ot fix- tricts No. Two and No. Three providing It. approves the refunding program of the districts. Proiierty owners within the districts have been urged bj- city officials to appear tonight to receive an explanation of the districts' refinancing program and enter pro- lests. if they desire to do so. Tlie United States imports Hide-a-Way Garden Reported Burglarized The Hirtc-a-Way Beer garden, facing pifth street nl ,the rear of the Dixie much room, was burglarized Salurdsy night by some one who obtained six \botlles of beer, some cigarettes and chewing gum., Entrance to tlie newly opened place, which Is owned by Max Parks and operaled by odell Campbell, -was made by breaking the glass In the front door. Defective Flue Is Blamed For Fire Fire from a defective fUte caused a> slight damage to the house owned by Mrs, Ed Hardln on Elm street, near the Cotton Belt railroad, shortly before noon today. Mexican Flag Is Raised Over Foreign Oil Works TAMPICO. Tfe^o, Mar. 21. (Up)-Thc Mexican flag -was raised today over all offices and works of foreign oil companies which were placed under the control of administrative counsel. Authorities denied reports, how- !,.», ^...wK ^.vav^a iiiipuiui «*wK[uiiutc» ueuiea reports how- 1,000,000 pounds of split bamboo ever, that British tankers had been from the Far East every year, 'seized. Llverant, Houclc Chosen LUXORA, Ark., Mar. 21.—Luxora School District Number Two elected two school trustees In Saturday's election: Abe Llverant and R. L. Kouck. other members of the school board arc: c. B. Wood, president; R, C. Langston, secretary-treasurer, and Jlnimle Owaltney. Elect CaftwrlghC, Sulleiifer OSCEOLA, Ark., Mar. 21. — James Cartwright was elected school director for Ihe term 13381939 succeeding J. B, Bunn at the regular school election held here Saturday. Charles E. Sullenger was re-elected as the other director. The votes were as follows: Sullenger 167, Cartwright 139, Bunn 129. Tlie usual 18 mill school tax was volcd. Ix-achvllle Elects Four LEACHVILLE, Ark., Mar. 21. put of a field of nine candidates, J. N. poo, cicve Johnson, Dolph Grooms and Dr. C. C. Summers won the four positions on the Leachvllle school district board of directors in Saturday's school election. The candidates were elected far terms of five, four, three and one year, arcordlng lo the number of votes received. Votes were polled as follows: Poe, ill; Johnson, 84; Grooms, 81; Summers, 71; B L Eblen, 61; Leroy Carter, 54; Dr. M. Bdd Slaudenmeyer, 48; N. B Hooker, 15; J. William, 7. Gas Routs Sheriff's Office EBENSBURO, pa. (UP)-^Sherlfr Cyrus W. Davis and two deputies were routed from the sheriff's office In te&rs. It wasn't a "hard luck" tale from which they fled, but sn accidentally discharged tear gas shell. Bailey May A«k For Guards To Protect Home Liri'LK HOCK, Mflr. 81. (UP)— Clov. Carl K. mlley said today he might nsk for special guards lo protect his home unless iicls ol vandalism ceased. Dnltey revental inombers of hi,' tinnlly received six anonymous telephone culls during (he past lev, days. He did not suy whelhei llircals had been miule against him. Uisl week a rock \ras thrown throuah Ihe windshield of the governor's automobile and on (mother occasion a rock was thrown through iv window Into his homo. "1 «m able lo lake cure of my self, but I do not lulcml lo olam. by nnd «.-« any member of my ramlly hurnu'd." nalluy said, "I (eel sure that Ihe nets have been pcrpotmted by someone suffering from an Imaginary wrong," lie ii<!<!r<l. 10 EilLYTIUL Ivy To Delay Prosecution Until Recovery On Alleged Shortages Hugh M. Craig or Osceola, suspended us Mississippi county circuit court clerk early In February, will not race trial at thu two weeks term of circuit criminal court opening at Onccola loday on chars- cs of embezzlement and his Bly- Uiovlllo deputy, Addlson F. 6mltl\, will not face trial at the two weeks term beginning here April 4, Bruce Ivy of Osceola, prosecuting at- lorMy, stated today. Craig was removed fro molflco on February 4. charged with embezzlement of $38.700.22, nnd Smith, who went out of ofllco when his stipei- tor was ousted, Is charged with embezzlement or »5,815,ia. The felony Informations may bo amended oil the basis of furtlier alleged shortages and some credits In a supplement to the original audit filed by trie state comptroller's office on which the Indictments were based. Mr. Ity declared that he had conferred with various officials and parties, Including „!, representatives of' tho Mississippi County-lixpoy- ers association, which tarte'd thc initial Inquiry with n demand for an accounting by Craig and Smith. He said ns a result of such conferences he had decided that It would not bo advisable to proceed with trial of the accused former officials until settlement with the surety company, whloh bonded the pair, had been effected. However, since criminal courts are now continuously open and may bo convened at any time, Mr. Ivy said U was possible that both or either one of the defendants may be tried before the October terms of court. He Indicated that the setting of trial dates depended entirely on thc rapidity with which settlement with he bonding .company could be made. Draws $15 Fine Fo r Giving Bad Checks Homer Burns was fined $15 In municipal court today on a charge of violating the overdraft law after he pleaded guilty to giving bad checks for three dollars each lo Robinson Drug store and Parks grocery. Porter Hester waived hearing on n charge of grand larceny and was held to circuit court. Hester Is alleged to nave stolen a hog from Dr. F. A. Robinson's rnrm cast of BIythevllle nnd lo have <llled the animal. Officers say tliot ie was found carrying the hog In « sack, after It had been killed. Deputy Sheriff Arch Ltnd- scy and Constable Clinc Dobbs arrested him late Saturday night. Nine who were charged with public drunkenness were eltl\er fined $10 or forreltcd bonds or a similar amount for their appearance In court today. Fleeing From Officer, Runs Into Automobile Arvil Reece, who "ran Into" an automobile as he was fleeing from officers Saturday night, was returned to the county farm today yhere he win spend quite a long time working out fines for public drunkenness. The several times offender, who was workln gout a fine at the arm, was allowed to come to town Saturday night for a brief parole. I>eputy sheriff Arch Llndsey arrested htm on a charge of public drunkenness and was taking him o J»U when Recce broke loose and ran. As he was coming out of a Main- Ash street alley onto Broadway, he dashed into an automobile driven Uy a negro. His leg appeared to be injured and he was taken to the Blythevtlle hospital in a cobb ambulance, where first aid was rendered. His Injury proved to be only a slight one and he was later removed to the Jail. 'JinERfPEflCI But War Preparations Are Speeded; U. S. Pushes "Defense" Bill ,: Ky Dulled Press A Jtllcry peace momentarily calmed Europe's war nerves today and speeded military, preparations behind a dozen fearful frontiers.- • Agiilnsl a sullen background, stretching from tho Baltic to Barcelona, and punctuated by sporadic military and null-Jewish demon- 1 slratlon«, Ihe United Slates' mighty prepm-alloiis to guard against future conlllcts assumed new importance. Admlnislvatlon leaders In congress considered plans for modification of Die 1D35 neutrality net, passed with vast acclaim as Insurance against American participation In Iho next war. ' ' President Roosevelt's billion dollar naval bill for 6(1 new warships nnd 1)50 nghllng planes was hurried through tho formalities of final approval In thc house and toward stiff but foredoomed senate opposition. The United Stales' activities — scheduled (o cause new congressional explosions this week—stood out against n European background that bristled with resentment, feuds, fears and military demonstrations, Lithuanian Ministers Iteslfn In Lithuania Foreign Minister Stusys Lozoraltls nn'tl Justice Minister stays Slllngas resigned as a result of week-end settlement ot the threatened war with Poland'It was predicted In news dispatches to London lhat the entire cabinet would retire. Acceptance of- the Polish ultimatum, designed to end a 20-year feud over Poland's seizure of the city or vllna. removed the Immediate war threat but left the Lithuanian regime In difficulties. In Poland troops massed on the Lithuanian frontier, apparently under orders to slay thero until the small Baltic stale sealed recognition of the loss of Vlhm by resuming diplomatic, relations with Warsaw. Lithuania ' reportedly debated an' appeal to the world powers, fighting her,..clalm to Vllna, ,The .Warsaw governinent -acted .vigorously to • end . and attacks on jews. .Lull In Spanish W ar Adolf Hitler's thunderous drive :o dominate Central Europe paused, apparently lo permit consolidation of Nazi Germany's position in Austria. For the first time In many days a lull In military activity In Spain ?avo that war battered and divided nation a brief respite..Protests were niRdc elsewhere against the terrific aerial bombardment by nationalist- planes of the loyalist city of Bur-, celona. Great Britain Invited the Vatican :o Join In a protest to the nationalist commanders against bpmbln? unfortified towns with tremendous casualties among' civilians. In tlie United Slates Gl protestant bishops, representing the Episcopal and Methodist Episcopal churches In 36 states, urged the Catholic hierarchy' :o seek to Influence nationalist lieneral Francisco Franco to halt bombing of civilians. Albert W. Purtle, World War Veteran, Dies Here Albert W. Purtle, World war vet;ran who served overseas and who has been i!i lor a number of years following the war, died at the ionic of his father, John Purtle, Sunday morning at 11 o'clock. Funeral services were held at the residence, 113 East Cherry street, this afternoon, with the Rev. P. M. Sweet, pastor of the Lake Street' Methodist church, officiating. The. remains are being taken to Nashf villc, Tenn., where a military fug neral will be held tomorrow mornl ng and burial made at Mount Olive cemetery. 1 Thc ex : service man, who spent most of his life at Nashville, came lere about a year ago to spend his osl days with his family. He was 44 years of age. A native of Good- ettsvllle, Tenn., he later moved to Nashville. • Besides his father he is survived by his stepmother, four brothers, J. w., Robert, Cecil and Charles, all of here, and two sisters, Mrs. UHia^ Cardwell of Nashville, and Miss Delia Purtle, of here. Holt Funeral home Is In cliara of funeral arrangements. WEATHER Arkansas — Unsettled, probably' showers In west portion tonight; slightly warmer In northeast and central portions tonight; cooler In cast and central portions Tuesday. Memphis nnd vicinity — Cloudy andj-wanner tonight followed by howers late tonight; Tuesday lowest temperature 62 to 66; cooler Vednesday, The maximum temperature here 'esterday was 69, minimum S3, partly cloudy with .09 of an Inch rainfall Saturday night, according o Samuel P. Morris, official wcath- r observer.

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