The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 19, 1934 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, March 19, 1934
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Served by the United JPrm >APV» nw unu-ruvA L-H .^,-*» ^^ "^ * "^fc-^B w W PC-^THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHKA KT ARKANSAS AND (SOUTHEAST MISSOURI HOME EDITION VOL. XXXI—NIX I Blythevllle Oaily News Hlylhevllle Courier Misslss'- 'nllcy Leader Blytlicvllle Herald BI.YTHKVIU.K, ARKANSAS. .MONDAY,' MAUOH I!), HUM SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTO HOUSE ADOPTS BANKHEAD COTTON BILL Doss Lambert Seriously Hurt When Car Leaves Road, Hils Warehouse V. H. Wnsham, 37. manager oi n trucking company, was killed, anil DOS.S Lambert. 2&. truck drive:', was .seriously hint when their car swerved oil' Highway 18, a half- mile DHL of Rlyihf'iillc, and plunged half-way under a roadsido V)an'l«tii»e. about 9 o'clock Saturday night. 'I'hc car was apparently travel- Ing at a fast clip westward and Washaiu. tin' driver, tailed to negotiate 11 curve Ihni swung southward. His car left the highway almo3l in front of Moore Bro- tlii-rs store and rammed into the Mure warehouse across the' highway. Lambert, riding on the front :cai of Uie sedan and the only other occupant, was given a fair chance of recovery today. The speed of the car as it careened of] (lie road and under the warehouse, was such that some 15 minutes elapsed before efforts to iree the wrecked machine so that Washam's body could be reached were successful. Tlie, icscun of Lambert was more s|:i'edily effected, the force of the crash having cupped one door in .such a manner that his body had tlid partially tnroiigh. Ambulance attendants and others succeeding In releasing Uie Injured man. Removed unconscious from the car he was reported to have regained consciousness and to be resting well ut the Blylhevillr hospita today. TampTf* Under Wurthuusr "- The' .<jar was .^jiimmeiT so stcurC' ly under the warehouse lha. wreckers were required to release it. The car was a total wreck Victim of Campus Dognaping REFUGE, FUIHG U.S. "When Yale men let Handsome Dau, their pedigreed mascot, play in the yard, they DON'T mean tbu 3IAHVA1U) yard! When tlifo liig bulldog disappeared from liis New Haven quartern. Yalemen threat cued something terrible would happen unless .. .Well, the widely- EoiiKtit pup was found Boon thereafter on Harvard University grounds, and was (o be returned to MB Ira'.s Professes Fear of Kidnap- ing or "Extermination" by Americans ATIIRN8. Greece. Mar. lil (Ui'i —I'riiaic advices lo<lny s:iid the lu'ighter Maiotis. carrying Samuel Insall. had been obliged by heavy Mather to .sock .shi'ltov lit the Aegean isl:in<ls, delaying Its pro- gre\s. ATHENS. Mar. 19 (OP)—Iiisnll, Warns of Strike Danger seeking law in rciiigc from American the little, tramp steamer GET LIFE IN Dp . A. Brasfield and 0. C. Tompkins Plead Guilty to Murder The car had slid under the warehouse as far as the windshield or cowling. Concrete foundation blocks under the warehouse liac been broken by the force of -the collision and the catapulting ca tore a gap in the floor and side of the big storeroom as it plowct into the building. The full forcf of the blow evidently caught th car near the windshield and push ed the upper body almost back 01 a level with ine howl for severa feet. The steering wheel an. dashboard had telescoped om Wasluim in .such a manner tlm his body, thrown backward, had evidently broken the driver's seal. Half way between the front and back teats his body was held in such a way (hat It. was impossible for desperately working men to free him. It was evident that he was dead sometime before his body was removed. Washam had been In the trucking business here for 3 number of years and. wn.s well known. He was a world war veteran and i mi-inter or (he local Legion |>ast. Funeral Tomorrow Funeral arrangements were In- cnmpiete today but services will be held tomorrow mornin^ at Id o'clock, at the Cobb chapel on Second street. The Rev. J. L. Newsom, pastor of the Second Baptist church, will officiate. The deceased is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ida Mae Washam three sons, V. R.. Jr., Roland and Lewis, and one daughter. Emma Jewell. He Is also survived b> his parents. Mr. nnd Mrs J. A •Washam of Ilarrisbnrg, Ark., five sisters. Mrs Irene Rice and Mrs Aubra Shaw o( Dyersburg. Tenn and Mrs. T. A. Henry, Mrs. Harden Seal and Mrs. Conner Kob- inson of Memphis. Tenn. and lluce brothers. Elbert Wnsham oi DP! roll, John Washam of Harris burg and James F.dward Washan of Ilarrisljnrg. HAYTI, Mo. (Special)—C. A, Brasfield. 28, and O. C. Tomp- kln.*, 24, were sentenced to life impTr'Jtirt'mevil Ay. Circuit Judge 3 E. Duncan at Caruthersville this morning after they entered pleas of guilty to charges of first degree murdfr in the killing of William E. Taylor. Pemlscot county landowner, on Feb. 17. Brasfield and Torrrp'Ains on receiving sentence became two of the Cew men ever-to plead guilty to first degree murder charges in Pemiscoi, county and also to receive life imprisonment. Tompkins and Brasfield admitted the slaying of Williams with the intention of robbing their victim. Williams severely beaten on the porch of a Walnul Grove store, about two miles "Oiith of Holland on Highway Cl Ic had visited the store to close i deal for I he purchase of tract of land. Brasfielrt am TompMns aware of his Intention and believing him to have a con siderable sum of money attacked ilm. They found $20 on his cloth ing. Taylor died at the door o a hospital at Blytheville afte he had been found unconsciou on the store steps. Charges in connection with th killing of Taylor are also |«nd ing against Harvey McKay, wh has denied complicity. It is ex peeled that he will be tried n the current, term of court. Plant Redecorated Painting and. redecorating has been completed at the plant an office of the Barnes' Nu W Cleaners, located In the Ingra: Building on South First. Street. The entire interior has bee redecorated and fixtures have bee painted and rearranged in n mor convenient manner. New York Cotton MalnUs. was understood tn<lay to ove instructed •influential" friends the United States to intercede ith President in liis be- all. Free for the time being as he .earned across the Mrdlterran- an. Insull was beset by fears of wing kidnaped. Before lie 'Ml here early yps- «rday alter his brief return ul tie demand nl the government, ntull expressed the fear that merican authorities might char- cr a ship to kidnap him or to exterminate" him .in a collision. His .statement showed tlie hyster- ca! condition in which events of lie last, few days Imd letl the tiHties man. interested only In voiding a return to the United tales to face trial un the charges f Irregularities in connection with In: colla|\se of his industries. But; there were reports here trial nsnll's fears of kidnaping might x justified. These reports \vere. han an American yacht, manned iy gangsters, sought to intercept he Molotis. It was said thai a acht called . the Vulture ssl out ram Istanbul, Turkey, in "search if it. Authorities at'Lstanbul de- licd that any such yacht had been here recently. De.spite Insull's fears the Maiotis iccastonaVly wfrek-ssrd Its position Late last night it gave its po- :Hion as three miles off the island of Thira, about one-third of the way to Port Said, Egypt. It was. imler.stood that Insull's lawyers here, who are in constant touch with his agents at London, would virc him before he approached ""ort Said to advise on a landing place. George Xiros. one of Tusull's awyers here, told the United Press thai just before the Maiolis "oiled he handed Insull a list of When William Green Irlght), ijre.sldcnt of (be American Federation Jf Labor, testified before the Semite committee on Senator Wagner' labor disputes bill, he warned Mint the automobile Industry "is on the verge of one of (he greatest strike*; | n the history of the nation." He s conferring willi two other famous Inbor lenders. John L. I.ewm (!cfl>, prcsdent of the United Mine Workers, and Senator James J. Davis teenier) of Pennsylvania, who was secretary of labor In the (larding, Coolldgc and Hoover cabinets. Finds .Local Claim Against Modern Woodmen Without Justification LITTLE ROCK. Mar. 19 (UP) — The case of Modern Woodmen (if America vs. May Sou-Beam, appealed from Mississippi county circuit, court, dismissed by was reversed and Uie state supreme court here today. •\frs. Seargeaiu filed suit to collect $1.000 insurance her hns- bnnd. .Inhn C. Seareeant. hart had with (he organization. Testimony showed that premiums after Seargeanl had been dropped from membership for failure to pay dues were mulled in the dny before Reargeant died nt Blylheville. "The membership could not be reinstated." ihe decision read, "it HULL, STERNBERG Former Alderman anc Young Gin Manager Seek John Roney's Seat , Petitions effecting the candldac of two men for the secqnd war nldermanlc now held by Jolii Roncy were filed with Die ell clerk today. They are Hard Sternberg and Jim Hall. Since today Is the last day fo candidates to file and have the names nn the tallot for the Apr :< olectlon it appeared probab that the. nlllce of second war alderman and city clerk would the only ones contested. Mr. Roncy told the. Courier New this morning that he would no be a candidate for re-election. Shonyo. named by rumors as possible candidate [or Roncy he were not at, the time in uoodjsenl. said this afternoon that 30 countries with which the health, and as evidence conclu- Unitcd States has no extradition treaties. High Court Will Pass on Oil Code's Validity WASHINGTON. Mar. !!1 (UP> — The supreme court today agreed to consider the appeal of Oil Code Administrator Harold L. Tckes from the eastern district of Texas federal court ruling which held invalid indictments brought iaH independent operators for alleged violation of the code. The case is the first to come before the court directly involving fedeml recovery lairs. The court, however, has tended to indicate Us attitude by decisions upholding stale laws. The court acted earlier than had been anticipated as no printed record had yet been submitted. Eiycly shows that he was mortally " time dues were sent ill at he was not in good standing wher he died and there ran lx> no recovery." Petitions today included case of Georgia Casualty Company vs. Board of Directors of St. Francis Levee District, from Mississippi county. 75,057 Bales Ginned in Pemiscot County CAnUTHERSVILLE, Mo.—Pcml- scot County farmers ginned 75.057 bales of cotton during the 1933-34 season, according to figures released by Maury Zarecor, local tatistical agent for the govern- nent. This is about 52.000 bales ess than the 1932-33 season, when 17.000. bales were ginned. hud L'ecn approached and ha agreed to be n candidate on if no one eke sought the oflic He said lie. did not expect make the iacc after hearing tha two other candidates were In II field. Up until today no cand date had filed lor Ihe sccon ward post. Other candidates include L. "Pete" Thompson, running for r election, so far without, opposltlo In the first ward and E. R. "Ra bit" Jackson, on unopposed cand date for re-election In the thl tvarcl. Sidney Cialg. city clerk, seckli re-election, has two opponen.. Ross Beavers cuul R. L. McKnlgh Sam Manatt is unopposed f city attorney. NEW YORK. March 19 (UP) — Cotton closed steady. open high low close 1201 1201 HBO 1191 1210 1213 I1B6 1190 1221 1222 1196 1208 1230 1233 1210 1221 1242 1243 1220 1232 1248 1MB 1227 1236 New Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS. Mar. 19 (UP)— Colton closed barely steady. open high low clow March 1200 1200 1189 11901) May 1212 1212 1180 1195 July 1220 1224 1190 1206 Oct. 1230 1234 1201 1220 Dec 1239 1240 12U 1228 Jan 1242 1242 1232 1232 Spots closed steady at 1205. off 20. March May July On IX^C Jan Spots closed steady at 1220. of! Chicago Wheat May July open 80 7-8 80 7-8 high low 87 1-8 85 3-4 87 1-2 86 1-8 close 87 87 1-8 Chicago Com open high low close May 50 7-8 SI 50 1-8 50 7-8 •Inly Si .t-4 52 7-n 52 52 7-8 Closing Stock Prices Anaconda Copper Bethlehem Steel 14 1-4 73 1-8 Chrysler 50 Cities Service 3 Coca Cola 104 1-2 General American Tank General Electric General Motors International Harvester Mlddlcwest Utilities .... Montgomery Ward New York Central Packard Phillips Petroleum 39 21 l-B 40 1 1-4 31 35 5 1-8 17 .1-4 Rabbit Chasing Pup Aids Convict's Capture A rabbit chasing pup caused Walter Brown, negro convicl escaped from the county farm near Luxora. to leave his refuge in a :ieavily wooded fraet and resulted In the negro being recaptured Friday. The negro had fled while work- ng with a prison gang on the farm and had hidden in the Hightower woods nearby, the first goal of convicts making n break. Captain Henry Lutes, farm superintendent, ordered two yoang nnd untrained quarter-breed bloodhounds taken li\to the woods. Once Inside the youngest of the pups was released and immediately took off after a rabbit. Tlie negro, frightened by the noise of the chase and believ- ine the pup had struck his trail left the woods and ran OHI into the open. The negro w>is sighted by Lutes Little Brown Hen Mothers Kittens Of Feline Friend Famous Baby Star Becomes a Bride f. of L. Denounced in Statement Prior to Meeting Today NKW YOUK, March ID (UP)— general staff of America's nu- mobllu Industry mcL In a crll- U sccrtit council today to dcler- Ine the issue Iwtween iK'ace and in- with organized Inljor. Executives of every large motor ompimy • In America, with ilui iccpllan ot Henry Ford, sat l»- Inrt closed doors nt the offices the National Automobile Cham- T of Commerce, discussing plans ir meeting the threat of a strike 1 hours, away, Intended to par- yze operations of 250,000 work's, President Oreen of the Ainer- an Federation of Ijibor hus an- ounccd thiu 100,000 automobile oricers will be called out on rike Wednesday unless the, man- fncliirerrs abandon their attempt lorce company unlrms uf>on ielr employes. Other Industries Involved Significance of today's meeting xlcnrled far beyond ttio range of utottiobile. manufacture. From the ovcrnmcntnl standpoint it pre- nted a problem having to do •1th the entire system of NRA ontrol, From the Industrial standpoint the strike danger affected iol only the automobile industry nit contained n decided threat to feeder" industries, such as steel, oai and railroads. Somewhero In New York, pre- umably In touch with the meet- ng but keeping Uielr whereabouts ioncealcd, were ^CKn. Hugh S. Johnson, national recovery admln- stralor, and Edward P. McOrndy. assistant sccreUry of Inlwr. They loped (o bo called upon as conciliators In the struggle. The situation was Intensified by declaration on the eve of the council that tlie national automobile chamber of commerce "does lot Intend to recognize the American Federation of Labor i\s such lor to enter Into nny contract with IL in behalf of Its employes." Denounces A. F. of I,. DETROIT, Mar. ID (UP) — A formal statement, denouncing or- janlzatlon activities of the Amer- can Federation of Labor, as "un- American and unpatriotic," was addressed to automobile industry workers today by the National Automobile Chamber of Commerce. Tlie chamber announced the statement would be printed In Detroit papers as n paid advertisement. Newest ot iiull) wutm a uriuca I lovcljr Mary Korrmian. tlie BIUII hoydenlth llttlo girl you BOW cu up In "Om Unng" cnmmllea no BO loag BRO. Now IS, Had a Warn pas Baby Slur notnlneo for t'.<3' Mary eloped to Yunia, Arlza., wit Leo Trovar, n cntneraman. , rovides 50 Pev Cent Gin Tax on Col Ion in Excess of Quotas WASHINGTON. Mor. Ill (UP) — lie house today passed the nnkhcad coll mi control bill in ic fnco of Republican warnings ml the measure marked (ho first - ,ep In elicits to regiment all .meilcnn agriculture. The bill limits tho npxl market-' tie crop to 10.000,000 bales and laces taxes on all cotton In ex- ess of iillolmcnls which moves 11 Interstate commerce. Under Ihe '111 It Is assumed that nil cotton s destined for Interstate or for- ^ Ign commerce. The bill won n majority of 251 o 114. All Arkansas congressmen voted ir the bill. The tnx Imposed In the bill 13 collectable, at the gin. ...!,'. -' If finally enacted the bill would fork out like this: . - ' ". ". The agriculture department, will work out stale produc-llnn quotas. The slates In turn will make allotments to counties. In .each coimtv a board will be set .up 'to apportion Hit! county quota among fanners. When the fanner receives his mirita the county boarrt gives him certificates exempting from taxation the nmouiV, o£ colton nUoUd • him. . .. After the. crop Is. harvested the farmer ships |{ to the gin sun orescnts his < l»x . exemption certificates. .If: he de»!«u<to.'gln more* colton than' Is. called for by tfw, tes'-'hV. ^W VDV*, lOsttT ot. > '"Safety First" Is Slogan as First Planes Take to the Air' ' , \VASinNOTON, Mnr. ID (UP)— The. army tacked the words "safely first" onio the cherished slogan thai the mall must 150 through and loday resumed the service, Interrupted after ten young men had plven their lives In .sacrifices to the original creed. An eleventh flyer was killed late Saturday near oheyeimc. As the first planes roared to (heir take-olfs administration advisors were busy redrafting the Protest Labor Bills PITTSBURGH, Mar. 10 (UP)— Representatives of 50 steel and Iron concerns in four states today telegraphed congressmen their that senators they and were bill which retire Ihe army from Its emergency mall carrying services and restore the funC' tlon to private hands. The first oi the army planes to take off today left DCS Molnes at 12:35 A. M. for Chicago. OUie.r planes followed nt Intervals eight routes designated for the Initial nights, with improved facilities und safety of the pilots a paramount consideration. "gravely concerned" over possible enactment of the Wagner and Connery bills providing for a permanent national labor board and n 30-hour week. Caruthersviile Election Officials 'Are Named The bill does not prohibit n fanner from growlni; any amount of cotton ho sees jit; but before ' any colton which is produced in excess of his ctuota can be -ginned. the tax must be paid on the • over-production. ;", : LEPANTO. Ark.—She is only n title brown hen of the leghorn species but she's showing gratitude o Die feline species by.raising six title kittens for the mother cat who befriended her. Last year when the little brown hen was a scrawney little chick with no place to seek shelter and warmth she found It, by the side of the friendly old cat. So when the old cat had six little kittens last week she promptly carried them one by one to the nest of the little brown hen. The little hen sits on these little kittens nil day long and defies the rest of her James •fowl' world to come near. She Mrs. Attribute Double Death to Murder and Suicide CLEVELAND. O. Mar. 19 (UP) —Robert B. Newcomb. 52. wealthy and prominent Cleveland attorney. Wiled his wife. Faith. 46. with an axe today, and then committed suicide by slashing his throat with a razor, a preliminary coroner's report Indicated. Newcomb's body, lying In the basement of their spacious Cleveland Heights home, was found by a landrcss when she appeared for work early this morning. The body of Mrs. New-comb, her head crushed by repeated blows from an axe, lay In her bed in an upstairs room. George Barham Files Corrupt Practice Pledge George W. Barhnm. former on my judge, filed a pledge with he county clerk today as required inder the corrupt practice act of candidates for public office. Mr. Barham has been considered or some time as n likely candidate for the office he once held, hat of county judge. Questioned oday, he Indicated formal announcement would be forthcom- ng shortly. Zal B. Harrison Is at present county judge. He has been mcn- loned frequently as a candidate to succeed himself. Death Pays Third Visit to Wilson Family's Home For the third time In that many months death has visited the Fred R. Barnes home at Wlkon. Ark even takes time to lay an egg midst the little kittens dally. Mrs. Ruth Hoffman, director of the local telephone exchange, in whose back yard the little brown Radio Corp •,,., 7 s-i • Simmons Beds is 3. Standard of N, J 44 1-2 Texas Co , 25 .1-4 U. S. Steel ','.'.' 49 3--1 but the latter sprained his knee |,en lives, has been besieged with nnd had to give up the chase. The callers to witness the phenomenon. larm superintendent enlisted the aid of a fanner boy on mulcback overtook the neevo and. re- lurned him. Tlie Colorado river ranks fourth In this covmtty In nveroge now of water, 101,500 feet |»r second. . 4-year-old son cf Barnes, died Friday night CAnUTHERSVILLE. Mo.—Judges for the April City Election as announced by the city council are: Ward 1 (Htghnil-Ncifind build- Ing)—Elmer Hazel, Marvin Thornsberry, n. II. French. J. R. Moore. Ward 2 (City Hall) — Doyle Hooiwr. Jim McFall, Newt Fisher, Beatrice Gaddy. Ward 3 (Davis' slore building)— Gage Knight, J. W. Ttpton, Gilbert. Carter. Ward 4 (Pigmon building) — Morrcll DcRelgn. P. B. Acutf. Joe Hawkins. Hugh England. Assembly of God Church Destroyed by Flames Tho first Assembly of God church, located in the 500 South Lilly street block, was razed by (Ire of unknown origin about 11:30 o'clock ' last night. The* loss, including the building and equipment, was estimated nt ?3,000. -It was covered by liisur- ance. to the extent of $1500. .' Residents in > the neighborhood discovered the building ablaie about 30 minutes nfter services Imd doted. H was believed that ' the building In some manner Ignited from one of two stove fires. City firemen fumed out In 1 a snowstorm to fight the blaze but the fire had gained full headway and the building was n complete oss. A favorable wind sent flames .cktv.rc out over a vacant lot. Hat! been In the opposite direction number of houses would have jeen threatened. . . • Mrs, Lena A. McCormkk Succumbs to Tuberculosis . after several weeks illness fron double pneumonia. The father died December 13. and n daugh ter. Frances, died March 9. The deceased is survived by hi mother, four brothers and one sister. Burla) was made Saturday afternoon at East Prairie, Mo., with the Moss Undertaking company in charge of arranrtemenls. Long Wins Victory in Committee Report WASHINGTON, Mar. 19 (UP) — Senator Huey P. Long (Dem., La.) won a slsnifkent victory against tlxse seeking his ouster from pub- lie otflee when the senate pudl- clary committee today submitted a report declaring petitions asking his removal were "scurrilous and defamatory nnd not supported by facts or details." The Judiciary committee's report meant the virtual end of the campaign to have Long removed from the senate. Similar petitions against him ore pending before the senate elections committee but have not been supported there by sufficient evidence to cause tlte committee to act. Mrs. Lena A. McCormack, 45. died late Friday following n two years Illness from tuberculosis. Funeral services wctc licld Saturday afternoon from the. family ionic. 509 Lilly street, and burial was made nt the North Sawba cemetery. The Rev. E. K. Lntltner pastor of the First Christian church, officiated. The deceased Is survived by lie' husband. E. C. McCormack. seven children and her parents. Mr. and Mrs. William Kanasel. ot New Albany, hid. The Moss Undertaking company wcs in charge of arrangements. Legion Post Meeting at City Hall Tonigh The Dud Cason post of tin American Legion will meet at tlv city hall tcnight. 7 o'c!o:k, becaus of repairs being made at the armory, Nelll Reed, post commander, has announced. Son of the President Undergoes Operation WASHINGTON, Mnr. 19 (UP1 — John Roosevelt, youngest son of resident ami Mrs. Roosevelt, underwent an operation for appendicitis trxlny ot the Navnl hospital. Supreme Court Upholds Missouri .Mayor's Ouster WASHINGTON. Mar. 19 (UP) — Dr. L. H. Ferguson, former mayor of Monette, Mo., today was denied a supreme court review of the Mis5ouri supreme court ruling which ousted him from the mayoralty. Ferguson was removed because f alleged violation of the Mis- tourl constitutional provision against nepotism. He was charged n the ouster proceedings with having appointed a first cousin, Carrol Cox, to be a pumper of the city water system, and a second cousin by marriage, Mllbum Walker, to be- city collector. ARKANSAS — '• Pa fr! "somewhat warmer lonlfiht. Tuesday partly cloudy and warmer. •• Memphis and Vicinity—Fair tonight. Rising temperatures to- raorvov,'. The maximum temperature here •' yesterday was 61, minimum 26, cloudy with .29 of an irch snow- lall, according to Samuel F. Nor- rls, official weather obserirtr, I

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