The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 6, 1936 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, June 6, 1936
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS 1 -, VOL. XXXIII—NO. 70 BlylhevUb courier Blytlievllte Hcnlu TUB DOMINANT NEWSPAPEfl 0V fJORTHEABT AHKAM8A8 AND BODTHEAaV MI83OU1M UIATIIKVILLK, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, JUNK 0, liWli lllytuevtlle Unllj New» V»lley Under NO AGP: • ..> Or' <\, ' ^^ SlNOLfc COPIES FJVK CENTO ,-s> "v 0 AGAINST GRIFFIN SMITH I BOOM IS EGEOF POL TIH WORK Kansan's Candidacy Built' Up in Year by Group of Loyal Friends 11V U'U.I.IS THORNTON NEA Sci-vicc .Staff C'orrfspunil 1 CLEVELAND. - Prom little! known prairie state politician to | a front scat on one of the gaudiest convention band-wagons of recent times, all in one year. That's the success story of Alf I.nndon of Kansas, and. Ihe de. tails of how Ii all happened are Ihe awe of delegates us wave aft- | er wave of rumor of "Landon en i the first billot" sweep the con- ' vcntiou city. i Like mnny things which seem to have "Just happened," the Landon boom didn't "just, happen' .t nil. There was good, solid-'powder i in It, but don't think tliOJrimIng ' wasn't carefully adjusted, the fuse nicely set, and the match assiduously applied. Tivo years ago, ncwspapc! readers noted a small paragraph In the political news, to the eflo t that Kansas had re-elected a Republican governor. H'm! Not only elected in in 1932, but. the only Republican governor to be re-elected nmld Hie 1934 Democratic landslide! H'm! Oh, well, Kansas il ways was naturally Republican wasn't, il? WHO IS THIS LANDON? The modest sivjgcstlnn by a Kansas City paper at that time, that this made landon a Re publican presidential possibilitj caused practically not even a.mild ripple. Landon? Landon? So Hie winter of 1934-5 slid by, wllh.,nevel'i a further mention of Landon-'except by an occasional -correspondent, /,.-desperate for n "political dope story," who noted that Landon was the only Republican governor who looked like campaign material at all. Tho country let Landon lapse back Into what Grovcr Cleveland became famous for calling innocuous desuetude. But a certain group of Kansas Cily friends of the governor, j mostly newspapermen, did not forget. The Kansas City Star's managing editor. Hoy Roberts, a cclleg-'c chum of Landon, and Lacy Hayncs. Star political expert, were prominent among them. They never quite lei. the Landon idea die in their own paper. They had friends throughout the coun- Iry. Roberts had been a widely known Washington correspondent. LANDON ACQUIRES MANAGKlt In the meantime. Landon had pr.lled ol' a litlle coup of his own which strengthened his home defenses. When Landon was break- Ing Into politics as campaign manager for the liberal Clyde Reed, the opposing manager for the conservative group was one John Hamilton of Topeka. a good-looking young law teacher and legislator. This rivalry between Landon and Hamilton continued nfter Reed's election as governor, and Hamilton even prevented Lan- clon's election as precinct com- mltteeruan in oi'.e contest. But shortly after Landau's first election ns governor, David Mulvane, veteran national committceman. dit;l. And Landon was big .enough, or foxy enough, as you choose, to name his old rival Hamilton as national committceman. Th£> breach was healed, and Kansas Reprblicanism became a unit instead of a divided camp of old Bull Moose and conservative, with highly individualistic wings ad- heiing to Senator Arthur Capppr and to Publisher William Allen White. Landon had closed up his home front, and also provided himself with a very astute campaign manager. Came (lie end of Hie fiscal year. Kansas had balanced her budget. So had several other stales. Bui r.cmething aboi't Kansas a'.icl budget-balancing seemed to go together, and Landon was chosen to make a speech about it for the National Economy League. HOW HOOJI Itl-OAN Almost immediately Landon and balanced budget, Landon and economy in government became synonymous. This was midsummer of 1935. All tills was right down the alley of Publisher William Randolph Hearst, who had been bitter In denunciation of government spending. He sent, investigators to Kansas and combed Ihe Ijindon record. Finding il clean, he threw all his publicity resources, newspaper, magazine, ncwsrcel, and radio, into the now mounting Landon boom. William Allen While, Vlhe .,..„.. of Emporla." whose political Juds- menls arc known and respected ' (Conllnued on pane Ihrce) Put bunion In C. 0. P. S .Koosuvdi Will Visil OKI Cluu-.-h around the )hmg j Landon stii the i-.ncqualed 'boom-'they li'ive fruit, ' Hamilton will be ' the ' new * chairman, of clcs'.: to the ear of the Republican nominee. Cltislciing lieaijjns. If tho of ficcs mostly n«» to the national eered fpr the Kansas governor bears the cxpeeleil national committee. All the others would be very Delcrmine lo Jail or Drive Out St. Fnmcis Couiily Agitators l-'OliliKST CiTY. Ark., June Ii il)l')—Actlr.j under n stute law 1 which fortlds Interference wllh (,r. uitlrcment of labor, planters and 1 !«w I'liforcemenl otflclals of St.! 1-rancl.s county today iiiepared lo .stoji all activities of ihe Southern Tenant Finmcis Union. The decision to arrest anil con- t vlel or drive out all union lead-' jcis and their sympathl/eis came as (lie; federal government, stepped In and bojan an Investlijallon .nil milou charges of "peonnse, whole- ule kldnupliigs and violation uf clhtr federal laws." FIIU K. Whltaker, special hl- vesllgalor for Ally, Clon, Hotnor S. Ciimmlngs, 'jecun the liivcstigatlon tmlay In cooperation with state and county olflclals. He was promised full stale aid bv Cicv. J. M Putrell at u Little Rock conference yesterday. Mennwhle peace rdi;ned ul least teaipcrarily In the county but considerable tension existed bi;- timse of the plnntei's' ami olli- flats' deiermlnalion lo end nil ae- (Ivilles of tho union. Tt wns l» i - llovccl, however, that practically tilt nlcn leaders .have left the coun- ly. Lorls Hancock, negro ]iieinber of the union, pleaded guilty in justice of .pence court today lo r. charge of interfering with labor In connection with tho strike. He was fined $200. Hancock was the tenth union member convicted and lined since Ihe strike was culled two weeks . f 11IMS Nicnraguan President Abdicates, Leaving Power lo Revolutionists Three Feudists Slain , In Kentucky Mountains 1 PIKESVILLE. Ky.,.JuneC (UP) —A family (end at the 'remote mountain ccmuu-nity of Barren- shea left three persons dead mid another w;oundcd critically today. All principals In the feud were members of the Mounts family cf Pike county. Three cf the family were held in jail here on murder charges. MANAGUA. Nicaragua, June C IUP>—President Juan B. Sacasa of Nicaragua, yielding to the rebellion headed by Gen. Aiiastasio Somo/a today abandoned his office and prepared to go into exile. The president turned the government over to Julian Trias, war minister, in whose hands the cxe-'f-JaVC cutivc powers now rest, lie will leave later today for Corinlo on the Pacific coast by special train ind from Ihere go into exile. Sacasa's. abdication means com- ulclc success of the revolt which General Somoza, national guard lommander, has conducted. Practically every authority in ti le cwiiilrv had been deposed by the general and the president ' hiai- self lias been barricaded in the urecldcntinl palace for days. Governor Proposal to Require Popular Vote On Tax Bills Roosevelt Will Ride .in Shelby Squad Car L-MEMPHIS, June 0. '<UI>)— Sliel by county's open 7-passenccr iloi squad car will carry President .Hccsevelt 'thioiigh Ihe' streets of Little Rock, Ark., after he disembarks from the presidential special next Wednesday to make an ad dress, ' Sheriff Will' Bacon said ! he will Until Next Friday Night to Qualify for Primary Election Only a few of the announced candidates for the Demociv.lic nomination for county offices have actually paid (heir filing fees,'prerequisite lo the placing of Iheir names on Ihe August primary b'jl- lot. J. B. Binin, of Osccola. comi- IV Democratic central committee chairman, said this morning. S. L. Giadish. candidate for New Orleans Cotton ST ^^'^ ^ Carey Woodburn. candidate for LITTLE ROCK. June G — Governor J. M. Futrell, in a statement Issued this afternoon, endorsed the proposed Nyberg .-on- stitutional amendment Hint woi,'.:l prevent future lecjslalors from levying new Uses without a vote of the people. Ttie governor's .slalemcnt was: "I hope lhat Ihe proposed constitutional amendment by Mr. Ny- bcrg will come before the people tor adoption at the next general election. This proposed amendment will deprive the legislature of the power to enact any law levying a tax of any kind. "In other words any [iro|».sal by the legislature to levy any tax- NEW ORLEANS. June fi. (UPI —Cotton fulvres lost more than 50 cents a bale on the New Orleans market today when week end profit taking sol in after a slightly higher opening. open hi»h lew close July 1158 1153 115G 1153 Cct I0!)0 10!)! 1075 1073 Dec 1087 1091 1071 1072 Jan IOS7 1087 1072 107J' Mar 1081 1081 107C 10721) May 109;i IC93 1075 1073b Spots closed steady at 1188. unchanged. / ton. candidate for sheriff, arc the ol Pillions for Ibis amendment ••"'" push the work vigorously." only candidates who have paid I Ihe required fees so far. However, (he period lor payment of the I baliol or Tiling fees docs not expire until midnight. June 12. and it is expected that, the full group, of ampulnccd ciV.idid JUG, <;ossib!y one exception, will the nrlnted ballot New York Cotton NEW YORK, Juno C. (UP) — Cotton closed steady. open lilah low rlosc July IIG5 1105 lltil Ilftf Oct 109G 1099 1081 Dec 1G03 1095 1074 Jan l'o95 1035 1075 Mar 1035 1090 1070 May 10S6 1090 1080 .„„„ Epols closed quiet at 111S, oft 2. Snot Average 11.73 The average price of 7-8 Inch middling cotton on the ten sixit markets today wns 11.73, according lo the Blytheville board of Irade. Producers arc entitled t> a subsidy of .27 of n cent pel pound on cotton sold by them to 103.1 1073 1077 1076 1080 must be approved by , the people at either a general or sjieclal rlf-Mon before Ihc same becomes valid. "The adoption of this proposed amendment, insures absolute security to the taxpayer against constant confiscation, of his" pro- ^iiii;} wuuuuiirn, caiiuuiaie lori' ^ T ccunty court clerk, nnd Hale Jack-! lilosc loan the [Car lo Harvey Coucl president of Ihc Arkansas Cen tcnntal commission. Couch sent mid ... ....„_ opei car when one wns not available a Little Rock. out a call throughout Ihe (UP)—i south recently for u large ..,..,„ fflr i,'lu,n nnn mic SESSION Chairman J. D. Head Only Member to ' Hold Out for Dccisioji LITTLE ROOK, June G. IUP)-:- Tlin Sintfl iXminrrfitlc Committee li'dnv adopted a i (solution declining lo lake action on the eligibility of Slate Comptioller Grtf- lln Smith an a candidate for 'the, nomination .for chief Justice, of Ilii! slntu HUpreino cotnt. The resolution \vafi presented liy Stale Senator Chnrles Evnns, of "rrmrvllH nt the icqi'«st of Chief Jiisllco O. E. 'Johnson,' who" l-s Smith'* opponent for (he nomination. ' The only dissenting vote was, cnst by J. D, ; Head, Texnrknnn'i chairman of the committee, who called tlio meeting for the purposo of determining " Smith's ellnlblllty. Hciul scored nowsnnpers of the President Housevell. will worship In this historic old church ul the "Bhosl (own" of Itockporl, Ark., when he vinlls (he suite to launch iis centennial celebriitlou June 10. Spcdul services Imve teen imntii!«ri>y Methodists nnd Baptists for Ihe visit. After ihe meeting, the nicsldcnt, will view u.'nageiitil. depletlni; life In ihe town from 18-12, date of ll.s founding, .until Us virtual disappearance. 'Ihe church is all tlmt remains of the mice nourishing -village. Judge Neil Killough Will Open Circuit Court Merc Monday Wllli few Important cases on the trial'docket: the summer term of the civil division of circuit court will open here Monday. Judge Nell Killouish of Wynne of court will be matters to be Judge Killough of jurors will until Tuesday, •Invade Offices p{ Onc_ arid S in a s Ii ' 'PorriiS '""'' •»*'*' Presses will preside, The first day consumed with passed upon by and the services not be required when they have been Instructed to report.. The trial docket will be set and various motions passed upon by the court on the open- day. As usual, personal predominate 1 on the injury cases trial docket. I Among those of . Interest is the room. PARIS. .June 0 (UP).— The strike of: 1,000,000 French workers broke out In violence loday with rioting In Paris slreel.i and mobs smashing newspaper presses, Rioters suddenly converged on the buildings of the afternoon newspapers, .L'lntiiinsigoant, ami Hie Paris Soir. and attacked bicycle carriers as they emerged from the buildings. The rioters burned (he papers In a huge bon- llre In (he street. A mob then broke into (he Paris Soir building as an edition was nbcml lo go (o press. The rioters destroyed forms, smashed the type and wrecked the composing Iliijrh While Coming JACKSON, Miss.. June fi. (UP) — Gov. Hugh White said today he would go lo Arkansas to join President week. He plans lo leave here Monday. lo Arkansas to Roosevelt's parly way at the department store here and lhat of Ruby Sulllvnn against u™. Mrs. Beatrice Jackson, operator vhicl Lt. Gov. Lee Cazort Here for Brief Visit T M ( , out of, a f ,', C> " comI " u 'J'' fall, on a stair. er Premier Leon Blum announced in the chamber of deputies the new left wing government's' "new deal" program for French labor. would put Into effect " ages are asked for a permanent wave which It Is alleged was wrongfully given and detracted Miner than added to the beauty of the plaintiff. W. I). Lynch of Osceola seeks a ,, „ . , . considerable sum for personal In- Lt. Gov. Lee Cazorl, candidate | juries and damage to his car in . . , _ ....... _____ for the Democratic nomination ror governor, now engaged in n statewide sneakinj tour in behalf of his proposals for free textbook-, and exemption of homesteads from state taxes, paid Blylheville a brief visit this morning. Although he is traveling with a Arkansas company truck. Daniel Crump, ... . . sound Iruck he made no talk here by taxation. I hope lhH| but said that he would be back engaged in the clrculalioni later for one of the' major • addresses of his campaign, fie planned to make short speeches today at Luxom. Osccola and ollw'r points lo the soulli. Mr. Cazort said lhat he is fin(i- Ilomc Building liooms Cily BERKELEY, Cal. (UP)—The depression for carpenters has endfd , nt Berkeley. An SOS has been WiUi j sellt <""• l>y the State Employment be on j a i cl "'ics. Home building Is the , cause. Highest wages for years are Otl Ward of Rector and Bruce 1 l)em S offered. Ivy of Osceola. candidates for district prosecuting attorney, have already paid county ticket fees. Sues for Divorce Mrs. Lillian Stevlnson Barker has filed suit in chancery court here against Howard Hill Barker, asking a divorce on the grounds of indignities. C. M. Bi-ck is counsel for Mrs. Barker. Chicago Wheat Ing public sentiment over the slate strongly behind his textbook and homestead exemption proposals, which will be submit- led lo the volers of ihe state at Ihe general election. Completion within a few months of the Fu tide new taxes, shifting the lax burden, nnd alter France's fiscal and banking |iollcles. It came after days of peaceful but bitterly expanding labor unrest in which workers In many industries nil over France put tloun their arms, sat down higi.vay accident Involving an ll^r Jobs an "wuW' w Tnew vi ArVnne«. Builders- Sii]m]y --- - "ic new negro worker, seeks damages as the result of Injuries sustained while repairing government which they had elect ed lo do something for them. , .,. „„,,,. ,,:,„,„„,,, ' wo More Are Held for M".^ 1 * 1 tmct lermln!U j Bf "lc Legion Kidnaping Severn! damage cases against! the Frisco railroad arc on the! Irial dockcl but will probably not bo Iricd at this term. I A consent judgment for $250 has ended possibly of trial In Ihe suit brought by John Foster, city Hilieeman. against Byron Nail as llie result of the Main and sictlou several a traffic accident at Lake street inter- months ago. . wiinm a tew months of the Fu- Clftthtft Vin^l. r>,.f/.«o lrc " ndminislratlon's program for Glutting OfOC/v J'tlCCS the retirement of the slate's cur- July Sep. July Sep. cpen at 1-2 es 1-8 IO-.V 83 7-8 83 3-4 close 8-1 1--1 84 7-3 Cliicayo Corn open high low close CO 1-2 CD 5-8 60 1-4 CO 1-1 57 1-2 H 5-8 57 1-4 57 1-4 NEW YORK, June C. iDI'i-- Steel shares nnd mercantile i«urs led stocks higher in a dull .M-SMO.I today, roundinj cut tii c smallest week's volume of the year. A. T. and T .'.. 165 Anaconda Copper 3:1 1-4 Beth. Slccl 5(1 7-8 Chrysler n;| 3.3 Cities Service ...'.'.'.'.. ''l 1-3 Gen. Am. Tank Gen. Electric ...'. Gen. Motors ., Int. Han-ester ..'.'.'. Montgomery Ward N. Y. Central Pac'tard 4 . Phillips Pet. rent Indebtedness will make both proposals financially feasible lie said. n| ,, llant Marls Packing of Bean Crop DETROIT. June C. (UP)-Clias. Kins and Harold Lawrence, stis- pcrls In the Black Legion kidnap- ing of n fellow member, who refused to attend the order's mcei- iiiEs. pleaded not guilty loday when they were arraigned on charges of abducilng Hobert Pen- Ion. ,a steel worker. Common Pleas Judge Charles cf I nation on Monday, when three cither Black Lei;(omiaires who have confessed (o the crime will state and particularly. J. H. Car^ mlchacl. of Lllllu Rock, for stirring lute-reel In tho dispute, which was started by supporter.1 of Chief Jusllee Johnson. < ' Smllh .was not present., at the' meeting today, which tabled foi almost four hours. • The rcslniinlloii of Llmlsey !Int- :hctl, of Clinlon, as commlltec- ninn from Hie Fourteenth judicial district, wns accepted and Frank Whltaker was named to illj the vacancy. The committee refused lo allow (he petition of J. F. Jacobs, of El Borado. who tried , to . have : his namu . placed on the ticket for stale senator from the Eighteenth senatorial district after he Imcl.- failed to tile Ills pnrty • pledge in tho. required -,Ume, / u ,~^,.,S ':'fi:-Wi' v flol)blna. 'of CdnwnS*,' warf 1 named- chairman of tbo ' state Roosevelt rally organization which will form clubs to listen to -the 1 president's acceptance of the'Dem- ocrnlli; nomination In Philadelphia the latter part of June. Other members of the committee are'Henry Armstrong, Fort Smith, and Sam Brooks. El Do,- rado. Vandenberp Will Refuse- Offer of Vice-Presidency WASHINGTON, June C <UP)^ Pimator Arthur II. Vandenberg (Rep., Mich.) announced formally today that he would not accept the .Republican vice-presidential nonilnatlim If it were tendered "ttf him. —^ Previously Vandenberg had announced thai, he was not a candidate for the presidential nomination. However It was generally .believed Vandenberg would not refuse the presidential nomination If it were offered lo him. "Any Good Republican" CLEVELAND, O., June 6 (UP)— Gov. Alf. M. Landon's board of strategy Is willing to take "any good Republican" as Its vice-presidential candidate, Us members said today. Secret conferences between eastern old guardsmen and Landon leaders indicated a stampede to Landon when balloting for a presidential nominee gets underway. of packing this scn- crop was start- MII crop was start- ! n . . the Diyiheviiic can- President at Nashville Simmons Beds Standard of N. J Texas Co. ,.. U. S. steel .."" Warner Bros. .. 48 32 7-8 01 1-2 84 42 1-2 34 1-4 10 1-3 39 1-2 11 1-2 27 3-8 58 1-2 :u i-4 (I 7-8 Services at Holland for William F. HOLLAND, Mo.-Fimeral services were held today for William F. Hall, 70, who died Thursday all Memphis following a 6llortJ ,„. nTi 7 h ,° ? CVl J ' L Piston officiated at the Baptist chwch Burial was made at the Upper Cooler cemetery. Mr. Hall u-ns bom April l igiM at Wickllffe, Ky. He came to' Missouri In 1910 where lie spent the remainder of his life. survived by a brother. German Undertaking Co . wns JM The work en's first rd tf'dny by i:i:i^ company. A crew of npprox liiiately 75 persons began work and this number is expected to be incro&M'd by tho addition of «n- othtT shift within n few days, especially if sufficient rain falls to allow- the crop to progress normally. The quality of the beans is said lo be r.<xxi. but the quantity nro- Cooley Is High Priest of Royal Arch Masons The local lodge of Ihe Royal Arch Masons held an election of — „,.„„,. „,„„,,.-,, "Ulcers and received six member- Riiblncr ordered each held In bond snl l> petitions at a meeting at the -' •"•-— n,,- preliminary cxaml- 1ot| S c "»» last night. P. E. Coolcy was elected high ... priest of the lodge, succeeding be George W. Barham, who retired after seven years as head of the I chapter here. Floyd White wai elected secretary, succeeding Ray Worthlngton and W. J. Pollard- was re-elected treasurer. The lodge voted to accept Ihe Invitation of the Jonesboro ICK to send ft class to Jonesboro He is Dave. of arrangements, ilnced from some COO acres contracted for tills season will de- ]»nd upon the rainfall. The packing of the beans Is expected to continue until about the middle o! July. The plant has been Idle since canplftion of the spring spinach park over a week ago. When the plant is running at full capacity about 300 persons will be cmploy- for Byrns Funeral NASHVILLE. Teim.. June C. (UP)—President lioosevelt arrived here today shorlly after noon aboard n special train from Washington lo attend fvneral services fcr Joseph W. Byrns. the late speaker of the house. The special Roosevelt was thai, carried train bearing preceded by senators and con- Mr, one gressmen to the services as well as the family of the deceased. Mining Village Thrives ST. MARY'S N. S. (UP)—This little mining and lumbering community is Nov.i Scotia's "Utopia." If. has hardly any taxes, no public June 15 for Initiation. WEATHER Arkansas— Partly cloudy, probably Ihundershowprs In northeast and central portions tonight and Sunday. Memphis and vicinity—Cloudy with showers Sunday and possibly tonljht. Slightly cooler. The maximum temperature here yesterday was 89, minimum 55, clear, with a trace, of rain, this . _ , morning, according to Samuel P. debl, and no unemployment. INorrts .official wealher observer,.

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