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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER 01-' NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTlIliAST MISSODIU Extremists Given Creator Power in Effort To C'fW.k Insurgents tty IJjiiir-a l'j'(:ss K(itiln'.i loyalist regime b:i tiled U. <:hante the tide of civil war today by desperate . counter-attacks unit u military shakcup piumisii)<l nr«:-aliT puwi-i- to t'-o &u»kmla Hint, 'Hit- GGVfri-flinenl. claimed front lines were holding In (jaM- Icnia and thai sudden oilonslves in tiifi Multi-Id und 'ivmtl sectors had , been -sutt't-.'-sful. bill '.he insurgent imnies ot Ceui-rsillssimo Francisco closed in on liii! key (-it;,- of Lerida and pi i-.-i.sccl to within 22 miles of the Mediterranean tit Gandesa, In a move to luy dcwn a paralyzing barrage of liigli explosives on Hie highway linking loyalist centers in tin 1 south. Determined last ditch lighting in Spain continued to strike the most ominous note In intematlon- :il developments. In Paris threat of a new strain on Fiance's relations with the dictatorial powers followed announcement by the cabinet that 4.000 Fuanlsh loyalist soldiers forced to lice Into France would be returned either to the government or insurgent territory In Spain as iliey choose. Tlie nationalists previously had warned France against sending the men back. Tlie Spanish loyalist shakeup of military command put Lt. Col, Jutin Perea. a civilian volunteer when the war started. In command of tlie Catalonian front, Peeulai' army officers were siml- larlv renlaced by militia officers. Pome changes were believed due to suspicion of treason. A rumor was encouraged by Die Barcelona loyalist government that PranclF^o Largo Caballero, powerful left wine leader, might join the cabinet. The entire trend ap- renrcd to be toward giving the extremists. uarficularly the powerful Anarcho-syndicalists, a strong linnrt in' the loyalist regime.' r f ~C. rVfcBuc.k Residence Entered Thursday Nigh f Among several houses entered recently was the 0. M. Buck resj^ c!4iice, 'at J03G West Asii street, ivhlci.i ."-us entered sometime since Thursday. • • • • 'it 'Is' believed that tl)e Intruder wns frightened away without obtaining any loot as nothing has u/jeti missed. Entrance Into tlie house was obtained by breaking a pane to open, the French.doors of (he dining room, which open onto n screened porch, Mr. and Mrs. Buck are out of town and the broken window was not discovered until yesterday. Several chickens were stolen from o , chicken house at W. A. Plckard home on Chickasav.-ba avenue last night lilytlievllle. Courier Blytlievllle Hernia Negro Motorist Fined $25 On Traffic Charge] Two cars, u wagon und several people njurcd In a highway accident three miles '.south on HHi- wii.; C) yf.sti-rdiiy noon which led to the of u negro, Rogers Clark, on :i charge of reckless driving. i((. mi.s lined $25 In iim- nlclpul court tlil.s morning after pleading guilty 1 0 the ohui-ge. The iwjro's i'nr Is .said to hove! Struck u m.iCbill<; dl'h'PIl )>y 1J. |, i Payne, and then the wagon ot wlileh Howard r-'runks was the driver. The itfgiv attempted to pass thf wagon and apparently jlid nui sec Hie iiiiproiidiing car. It Is said Wlica IIL' collided with that :mij- mobilfi his then s i r «tk the wagon, In which M-ieral oilier masons were riding. No one \ves Injury except for some bruises ami tne two cars and wagon weie damaged vj a , oli i] extent of ubmil $00, it, was ivjjunen Mississippi Valley Leader Ulylhcvillo Dally News BI,YTIII-:Vil,U<;, AHKANSAS, SATURDAY, AI'IUI, 2, I'IMK SING!,!*! COPIES FIVE CENTS Now Nation's Fighting M,-n Would Mcci ;ni Inviu! Income Tax Payments Set All-Time High For Marcli WASHINGTON. April 2. tup>— Tlie treasury collected $123,002.013 in Income taxes during March, an all-time record for that monlli, the treasury's dally statement dts- c-loscd today. The collections, representing payment in full or part of Income taxes on 1937 earnings exceeded receipt.",- for March. 1937 by $23500,000. ' Although the treasury lias not disclosed its estimate of anticipated tax' collection for March t was generally believed lhat Ihe expected quota was $730,000.000. Secretary -Morgenthau said recently that there ivere indications that income tax receipts would fall below anticipations and for Hint reason the treasury had to borrow $50,000,000 through sale of short terra bills. Cooler Physician Hurt . In Alabama Accident _CO.OTER, Mo., ABXU.'2—Dr..T. P. .Cooper of Cooler wns injured "in an automobile accident late yesterday at Clanton, Ala., enroute home from . Port Myers, Fla., where he has been spending most of the winter.. John Terry;; also Jof-Cooler, who was with liirti.AvJii-'JuInjured. -pf.'-L. E. Cooper, son.of the injured man, 'left, at onc« for Clarilon after 'receiving Jh'e.. wife '\tfhlch said "pa'infu'Uy but not Jejfously iri- juVed."'He is at n hospital there. Machine Wins in Kansas City re-. Admits Attacking Man |prTT| T Rl| [ 1|T flC With Knife; Jailed Hew'OtllLt HI tffl.1 111 Here's IhR kind Army 111 liattle. In the to face If they sought to engage tho U. S. top picture war planes cover the movement of high-speed tanks, while in tho lower picture Infantrymen advance am open territory, during maneuvers at Ihe Fl. Ucnnlng. da., nnny trnlnliig school. Fear Damage inflicted On Ozark Fruit Cropi EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark., Apr. 2 <UP>—A temperature of 27 de- Frees, recorded here last night, Inflicted serious damage on the fruit, and strawberry crops of this Ozark tectlon, growers said today. In many sections where apple orchards were exposed to the bll- ing north winds growers said the entire crop had been lost Some groves, in sheltered valleys, where smudge pots burned all night, escaped with only slight damage. Lace Is a delicate, openwork fabric or network of ornamental nature. It gets its name from the Latin laqueus, like the early English laces and the French lacls. W€LL T€L YOU BY * ~ BOB — BURNS _ 1 have gotten several letters from people askln' me why I don't talk about somebody besides my kin folks. 1 kJiow a whole lot about other people but I'm afraid If I told it, I'd get in trouble. I haven't learned that newspaper art of giving Impressions without comln' right out and. sayln' plainly what, I mean. For Instance, when Hugh Park, Ihe editor of the Press-Argus wanted to give the impression that a man was lazy, lie simply said that paper sole* on the man's shoes would outlast i leather patch on the seat of tils pants. County Court's Finding In Accounting Suit To Become Final Final Judgment, of the county court on a complaint filed on behalf of the state and county by Bnice Ivy. district prosecutor" demanding an accounting ot funds allegedly due the county by II. M. Craig, of Osceola, recently ousted circuit.eouriv clerk, and. his: Blytheville deputy, Addlson P.' Smith, -is 1 expected to be rendered Monday at Osceola by Judge S. L. Oladlsli, The case was postponed until April 4 at a hearing at Onccola March .2. ' [ The complaint, filed by the district prosecutor, follows similar charges'made In (he suit filed uy Ihe .Mississippi County Taxpayers association some time ago ami is based on a supplemental report by the state comptroller's office to Its audit report of about two months ago Increasing the amount of funds allegedly due the county from about $38,000 to S41.000. Criminal charges filed against Craig and Smith after the filing of the first comptroller's audit re)>ort, accuse each of embezzlement and allege a shortage ot approximately $38.00*. Leaves Miami On Non- Stop Hop To San Diego MIAMI, Fla.. April 2. (UP)Richard Archbold, wealthy scientist, look off from Miami in his huge flying boat at 6:15 a.m. 10. s. t.l today on a non-stop transcontinental hop to San Diego. Cal. Stock Prices NEW YORK. April 2. (OP)— Stcclcs extended yesterday's rally today on rumors the government Is planning to resume "pump priming" expenditures and on development ot strong house tion on the organization bill. Trad- Ing was light after some large blocks nt the opening, some of the Initial buying represented short coverings. A. T. A T !1T Anaconda Copper 25 Associated D. G 5 Beth. Steel 45 1-2 Boeing Air 23 3-4 Chrysler . .. Cities Service 41 1-8 1 1-8 Tenth Fatality From Cancer Serum Reported! ORLANDO. Fla., April 2. IIIP) —Edivafrl Bolte, TO, formerly ,of lcaeo, died In a hospital today, ihe tenth person to succumb after receiving a new treatment for cancer. Boltc's death came as laboratory technicians rushed analysis of two preparations which were administered to cancer sufferers Interchangeably. The nine women and a man who have riled from the treatment also exhibited symptoms of lockjaw. • C. OF US ID Two Murder Cases On Tna! Docket For Two- Weeks Term General Electric 313-8 General Motors 285-8 Tin. Harvester 561-2 Montgomery Ward 28 3-8 N. Y. Central II 5-8 Packard 4 Phillips Petrol 30 3-4 Radio 51-4 Sclienley Dlst 18 3-4 Simmons 151-4 Socony Vacuum 123-8 Standa.rd Oil of N. J 43 1-2 Texas Corp 35 V-8 0. S. Smelt 48 U. S. Steel 42 7-8 Will Handle Petition For State Workmen's Compensation Amendment Circulation in BlytheviDc of n oetltlon tor an amendment to the constitution of Arkansas to permit tile enactment of a workmen's com- nonsallon law will he handled by the Blylhcvlllc chamber ol commerce. It was decided by the directors nt the regular monthly inert- In? last night at the Hotel Noblo. The law is being sponsored by- Die Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce, nrid Is supported by many organizations throughout Ihe stale. The organization of n Junior division In the chamber of commerce was a?ain discussed and Ihe committee instructed to urocced with ilans for this division. Committee reports on various activities and general discussions made up the remainder of the llnner meeting. Tlie petition to Initiate amendment to tlie constitution reads that 'bo new amendment be. as follows: Be it enacted bv the nponle of lly> state of 'Arkansas: 'The general Assembly shall have poirer to en- id laws prcscrtbinn the amount if compensation to be paid by cm"lovers for Injuries to or death of employes, and to whom said payment shall be made. It shall have nower to provide the means, meth- id. and forum for adjudicating claims arisin? under said laws, nn-J for securing payment of same. Provided, that otherwise no law shall be enacted limiting the amount to be recovered for injuries resultiiv In death or for Injuries to persons or property; and In case of death from such Injuries the right of action shall survive, and the general assembly shall prescribe for whose benefit such action shall IK prosecuted." Only two murder cases are on thrj trial docket for the April term of circuit criminal court which convenes hero Monday for a two-weeks session with Judge Nell Klllough of Wynne presiding. Percy SheUon, whose trial on a charge of murder In , tho 'fatal beating of J. D. Stamoy"at the last court term ended in a I mistrial, will again go on trial, probably on Thursday of the first week of court. James Mndklns, negro, the only other murder case defendant, who is alleged to have slain a negro known r.s ."" Wednesday. Other cases awAllini[ disposition fit the term Include those of Herman with and George LaRue. i assault to kill In an Adiiiiiiislralioii Capilulalcs, Agrcrs I o Broaden Con- i',ross' Wlo Cower WASHINGTON, Apr, 2. (UP)— House (ulmlni.-itmilon lenders, ap- pau'iHly nl tile diivi'lliin of pri'sl- i dent. liuKl-VOlt, CU|)l(lllat«l Ul Illl | rinbiltuTd impo-slumi lo.-lny iindj :iLlii'''d I.! uroiuli'ii coivjii'ss' voio powers over executive orders under me ijmwmiieix, ra>rgnnl?Jilloii kill, 1-Mining lo save tni' president's nu'iisiiio, menaced by me most sc- i Inns coiigre.s.stoiml rebellion ulnrc UK' supreme court battle, Ihe ud- iiiliiUuuuon proposed two mneml- nu-nls in vi'tipiuiKiv lo opposition de- munds. Unner the compromise confess would be empowered lo ovcr-rldo "Mdenllnl orders by concum-iil ri'sohilion wlunn 00 .days of pro- inuluattoii nnd Ihe bureau of education would be exempted from me reorganization program. House loaders, wno Informed the president by telephone that compromise would be iiccessni-y to save ihe bill, denied that IIIL* president had Instructed them in theJr move ur even had agreed. Thi" administration apparently hoped that the compromise would lend the opposition to relent in their light to kill tlie Wll entirely. It seemed certain lhat the terms ol the compromise, would slrongtn- LMI administration forces. The decision was announced to a tense house by UcpresonUUIvo Uiulsey Warren (Dem,, N. C.), onu of Ihe group of house tenders wno conferred with the president by telephone. His announcement wtis greeted by a wave ot applause. With the two compromise amendments attached the reorganization bill would be In a form far removed from tlio measure which the administration smashed through to senate passage on Monday. Tlimmim "Hud" Adnms, 1(1. who aiiifesseti U) 1'nlire Chid K. A. liliv Hint lie stalilii'il Put Patterson, 21. Tlliirsiluy iiinlii. FelH-uury 11, Is In the enimly jull here lifter having been unrated nl, Tupelo, Miss., yes- U-ntay It wns I'i'i'oneniisly rtportctl yesterday lhat ,1. n, Alley, wliu is sought. Iti the stabbing of "Junior" I'li'snell, hud been iipprelip'mkd jit Tupelo, bul It was Adams, whom Mississippi nlllccvs liuil located. Ailfim.-; will be nlven a henrltiK within it low days on a charge of assault with u tlcudly weapon, in Ills confession Adnms (old olllcors, Chief nice Biihl, Hint Ills coiiiimn- lon, Ulcluiril Mo., hud nothing to du with tho i-ullln^. Jfe was exonerated In n ho.irlni;. PiilteiKim. who was cilllcnlly Injured, recovered. isjyti ain Hangar and Fourteen Planes Are Destroyed By Fire court ] Percy White Is nccused of tlic| theft of an automobile and his grand larceny case has been set for Tuesday. Lcnnle Fisher's trial on n charge, of receiving stolen property has been set for Ihe same day. Roof Is Damaged A small hole was burned in the roof of Waller Webster's home at S16 South Lake street, o'clock last night. The caused by sparks. at 0:30 blaze was Solons Relent, Release Writer Negro Is Accused Of Stealing Automobile Lijclus Robinson, negro, was placed In JtUl at Osceola. late yes- ierdny hy Stnto 1'ollccman Eddie B. David, who went to Little Rock yesterday for the negro who Is charged with the theft of an automobile belonging to Mr. nnd Mrs. P. P. Jacobs, of C.rlder. Officer Duvld said the negro made a signed confession. Mis. Jacobs notified David Thursday morning at eight o'clock that tlie car had been stolen some, lime during the night. lie called Little nock officers who radioed officers of other towns In the state and at II o'clock tho negro mis arrested at Althelmer, Ark. The negro will be given a hearing within a few days on a charge of grand larceny. MIAMI, Fla., Apr. a, (UP)—The main Imiigar and M planes were destroyed at the municipal nil-port early Indny by fire. The !oss was estimated at $500,000. Firemen from Miami, illaleah und Qpa-Lockii ivore unable to save the planes or the hiingar bul nrcvcnlcd Hie spread ot the flrci to nearby gasoline and hydrogen tanks. Harry Andrews, nlghUvulchman it the nil-port, discovered the fire shortly alter midnight. TJicn flames were confined to the northeast section but a few minutes Inter an oxploslon surencl fire to nil (sections of tho building. Tho hangar was liutU In 1035 nt a cost of $120.000. It housed the ilrporl office nml the traffic and radio headquarters of Iho National Air lines. Miami tiro department Inspectors investigated the. ruins loclay hi nn effort to determine the causa of Jho fire, Senalor Caraway Files Corrupt 'Practice Pledge LITTLE ROCK, Apr. -'1. (UP)— Senator llattle \v. caraway today filed n pledge with the office of tho secretary of state not to bo guilty l End of Strike In Highly Industnalizcd Michigan Area Seen ' SAOINAW, Mich., April 2. (UP> —Eolllertient of a strike In which utilities workers seized control of power facilities throughout the eughmw vtillcy appeared imminent Ictlay ivlien n court Injunction, preventing ncgotlallons, wag dismissed at Jackson. Technically, It wife explained that Iho Injunction could not Sa Invalidated completely until attorneys for the Consumers Power wmpany and the utility workers organizing committee move lor Its formal dismissal but Circuit Judga Joliti Simiuoii, ruling thbt' he h»rt no authority to Interfere with actions of the National Labor Relations board, said EO far as he was concerned the Injunction had no standing. It was hoped that Judge Simp, son's ruling would make It possible for company nnd union officials to rseumc negotiations on demands for a guarantee against ivngo cuts, it was the failura of these conferences caused Uy tlielr prohibition by the court order, which precipitated tho strike, The- order, a temporary Injunction, Issued at request of the Independent Power Employe.? asso- •lallou of Jackson, prevented the company from negotiating with tho O. I. o. until the N. L. B/'B. hart determined which xmlon $hou hntl determined which union mould bo given collective bargain- Ing rights. Strikers, with electric service' to ?60,000 customers at their mercy, refrained from pulling master switches which would, paralyze one of tho nation's most highly In- •lustrlalieed sections. Albert Ston- k«s, national director of the U. W, O. 0., said the switches would not bo pulled,'at'least until : Qov. Frank Murphy has been given a chance to urmtmto the dispute, . HolUnd YouUi Kifled : ; By Train In Texas IfOLMND, Alo., April 2.—Harry Lester, 20-year-old son'of Mr. slid fifth district. A big smile was easy for Big Tom Pendergast, top. after his Democratic machine proved again that It is "one of the most powerful political organizations in America by re-electing Bryce B. Smith, lower photo, as mayor of Kansas City. By a majority of 40,000 votes, the Pendergast machine bowled over the Coali - tion pariy born In the ivavf of reform following the 1936 vote -jcaacials ia the Missouri city. Chicago Wheat May July- July open 86 82 mgh 86 3-8 82 1-4 low 84 80 1-8 close 84 3-8 90 1-2 Chicago Corn open 61 3-4 62 1-2 high 61 7-8 62 1-2 low dose 7-8 61 5-8 61 1-4 61 Tornado Injuries Are Fatal To Two Arkansans BATEVILLE, Ark.. Apr. 2. (UP) —Mrs. Laurin Carter, 53, of Flora! 18 miles southwest of here, died early today from Injuries suffered Thursday when a cyclone destroyed her home. Home Town Recalls Adventurous Seabrook TULSA, Okla. (UP) — William, Seabrook, author, lecturer and | globe-trotter, started bis adventuring business back In Abilene, Kus., when he was 8. He was accompanied by several friends, carried a knife nnd a gun and led a goat. Tlie Idea was to go west to Salt Luke City, on to San Francisco across lo Asia and then to Samar- kand. Seabrook was forced to postpone his adventuring for several years, "wever. because In the next town the enterprising youths met their parents. They promptly were brought home, spanked and forced to sell the goat. Since then Seabrook has gone adventuring all over the world, but he thinks America is (he best country he has found In his travels and he intends to stay lor trie next few years. Mrs. Ben Lester, was killed by a passenger train near the freight ... yards of Mlneola, Texas, at 8;20 of corrupt practices. Tuesday morning. The young man The action was preliminary to had apparently been 1 resting on hor cnrnpahrrfn" ""-•-lesllon (o the; the cross ties, when the 'train United'St.iU!3'senate, Ulruck him, M..M. Mariln, lV u.ift- lawyer, filed, A slip of paper found near film, his, pledge .for senator from the 5 cild notify Bennle Lester, of Holland, Mo., in case .of accident. Hie younj man had attended the Holland high school, the first part af tha year, whore ho was In his ;unlor yenr. He Is survived by tits. oarents, Mr. and Mrs. Bennle Lester, two sisters, Miss Nellie Lester f Holland, and Mrs. Wade Chan- •icll, of channel), one brother, awrence Lester, of Dell. The body of the younj man.has ot been brought from Texas, but s expected here by Saturday, the uneral arrangements are as ' yet ,iot complete. Funeral services will te held at be Baptist church of Holland Sunday afternoon and burial will e made at Mount Zlon cemetery. 3erman Undertaking company is n charge of-funeral arrangements. Hits High F, So Is Movie-Bound Dies HEBEB SPRINGS. Ark.. Apr. 2. (UP)-C. E. Black. 55-year-old Tumbling Shoals, Ark., merchant, died in a local hospiUU today from injuries received when a tornado damaged his store. Earliest mechanical tim c measure was a water clock, contatnuiz water which was allowed to escape through a small hole, marks on the side Indicating the lapse oj time Center ot a parliamentary tangle, condemned to prison one day and freed the next, was Don C. Brown, well-known Alberla, Canada, newspaper columnist, above, who was or. dercd jailed after he oftended a member of the Alberta legislature by allegedly misquoting him. Brown's supporters charged he was the victim ol "Hillerism," and obtained his release by passing a counter -. ruoUon the next day v Tlie 180th meridian Is known as the International Date Unc, but the date line does not now follow the meridian. New York Cotton NEW YORK, April 2. (UP) — Cotton closed steady. May July Oct. Dec. Jan. Mar. open 859 868 677 818 883 884 hi'li 867 874 8EO 883 883 low 859' 867 873 876 883 834 clos? 868 874 880 882 B84n BSSll Spots closed Meady at 872, up S Vew Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS, April 2. (UP) —Cotton futures closed steady today with gains ranging up to eight points despite mixed Influences. open high low close 871 877 871 877 875 834 875 884 886 891 886 891 887 8)1 887 892 889 694 883 " 894 883 897' May July Oct. Dec. Jan. • Mar. Spots closed steady at 887 up 6.) An amazing young lady is 12- year-old Janice Chambers, pictured above in Ihe kitchen ol her Chicago home. Metro- Goldwyn-Mayer has Just given her a movie contract, and no \vonderl In addition lo washing .dishes, at which she's ob. vlously expert, Janice can sing in six languages, hit high F above hiKh C, and do impersonations.- She leaves -•mon for . ••..'• Hollywood. -. Owner Declares Cat Brushes Teeth Daily PITTSFIELD, Mass. (UP)—Every morning Bessie, an Immaculate •at, brushes Its teeth, according to Lemuel G. Lloyd, tax collector.. . An early riser, she climbs tho sfalrs to the bathroom, hops up on i fixture where a brush Is hanging and chews busily on the stiff bristles until her teeth are clean. Texans Still Prefer Old Muzzle-Loaders HOUSTON (UP)—Caps for muzzle-loading rifles and buggy whips are easy to find here. A sports' goods 'store manager' revealed that he stocks'both those Items regularly. "We get a call now and then for muzzle-loading caps from the old-timers who still prefer 'those guns," he said. More than 150,000 persons are engaged In the automobile lire and accessory manufacturing business in the United States. WEATHER Arkansas — Fair, continued, cold, frost, freezing temperatures In extreme north portion tonight; Sunday fair and wanner. Memphis and .vicinity—f^lr and co!d tonight with light to heavy I frost, lowest temperature tonight, The maximum temperature here yesterday was 67, minimum 43, partly clovdy, > according. to 8am- • uel p. Noritti official weithw observer, f' ' :- : . ;.-:•-.'.•

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