The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 24, 1930 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 24, 1930
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I Because of the Unparalleled Response This Year to Appeals for the Needy, Everyo "~ tZ\ /ZeBtr/y? £(itSI r f V.OTOT1 Served by the United BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OV NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI ^""^ VOL. XXVII—NO. 2-10 Blythevllle Courier, Blythevllle Herald, Bljthevllle Dally Ne-vs. Mississippi Valley leader. PREMIES BLYTHKVILLK, ARKANSAS, AVKDNKSDAY, DECEMHKK 2-1, 10:10 HOME EDITION SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS •Federal Aid Advance Will Make Possible New Con- sh'uclion Activity. LITTLE ROCK, Dec. 2-1 (UP) — .Work on a Quartet of cross-state highways will be launched within the next two months, according to plans of the state highway department anounced following conferences of department heads here. Chief Engineer C. S. Christian has been instructed to begin preparation of plans calling (or expenditure of approximately 32,000.000 for concrete paving pro>ects on which bids will be received January 15. Bids on a second series of paving projects will be asked February 12. Work on the stato's trunk highways will be hastened by an advance of federal funds totaling more than Sl,300,OCO, Christian said. This will enable the state to provide fundus equal to ths federal aid money already available for construction ol federal aid roads. Federal funds must be applied on ccnstruction of roads designated and approved as federal routes, the chief engineer said. The advance of federal moiiby as a measure to produce unemployment relief will be equal to double federal aid, in that it Is a loan of federal funds to match federal road aid previously allotted Arkansas. This will permit the state to release funds held ' Norris Gets Christmas Greetings from Lucas WASHINGTON. Dec. 24 (UP) —A clerk who did not, question orders is reported here to have caused Robert H. Lucas to send Senator George W. Norris a OMislmas card.. While neither the Republican committee nor Lucas have anything to say on the subject the understanding in Wasliinglon is that Lucas instructed a clerk to mail cards to everyone on Ills mailing list. Norris as a tftmtor listed ?s a Republican >vas on the list and (he card went out in the usual order. 05CEOU FLEET 10 Civil War V^t Held I'or Kii-!>l Defends Policies of Federal! Farm Board Against Ex. President. Unemployed Recommended by Osceola Committee Will Get Preference. OSCEOLA, Dec. 24.—Encouragement was given unemployed resi- = , ... dents of Osceola and vicinity today ! eminent support by Representative W. J. Driver who, in a talk from the courthouse steps, stated that the governraei; fleet stationed here would shortly have work for SCO men. Judge Driver, who returned yesterday from Washington, also declared that he had received assur- WASHINGTON, Dec. 24 (UI>> — The policy of the federal farm board was defended today by Chairman Alexander Legge in a brief statement occasioned by former president Coolldgc's criticisms of governmental attcmpis to stabilize faun prices. "Mr. Coolidge or anyone else lias ' tlic pvciogatlve of expressing his own opinions," Legge said. "However, I tjclteve the [arm board is dnng helpful work in aiding not only the wheat farmer but every oth£i' ciop grower." The former president, in his syndicated column yesterday, asserted the "attempt to maintain prices cut '.of the -treasury is almost certain to mike matter:; worse instead of better." tt is "better for everyone in the end to let those who have made V>ses bear them than to shift them on to someone "Price fixing, subsidies and gov- FAYFJTEVILU-:, AUK.. Dec. 1H (UP>—Clinrgcs of flrsi degree murder were lodged today usalnbt G. i M"'|ncv. m. civil war veic,i;\n mill nlleged slayer of Sheriff John A. Phillips of Madison county .on,,,.,. Mullock, a BI Iz/.led mountalncei 1 , who lu-ril In the foothills of Madison county, was captured Monday night after he was surrounded by huge posse. He CM/apcd Into ic hills uder allegedly shooting Sherllf Phillips through the heart and attempting lo slny Deputy SheiitI T. D. I'nvkcr. 'I'he aged union nniiy veteran hus been In the best of spirit.! sincu he was placed In jail here, according lo olflcers, who said Matlock maintains he did not intend to kill Uhcrllf I'hlUlps but only lo icarc him. ance thai the netlniul organization if th'e, American Red Cross would of cpmc into -he county after, the first I » K „„, ...... H -.,.^^. „„„ v.w-1 i."' thri y".?r to help mec tthe Ettua- them to projects which do not fall 'ton which has resulted from into the class of federal aid works. Work during the next three months largely will be concentrated on unpared sections ot Highway 67 between Texarkana and Little Rock and between LUtle Rock and the Missouri lire at Corning, on Highway 70 between Little Rock and Memphis, Highway 71 between Memphis and Fort Smith, via Bald Knob, and the Augusta toll bridge. Toys Distributed With Food. Clothes, Fuel drouth and business depression. Judge Driver and Charles Sullenger, chairman of th? local relief organiation, spoke to a crowd of applicants for help who gathered at the courthouse. Up to noon today. Mr. Sullenger committee had provided !39 fan.-, Hies with supplies sufficient for ap-1 missing from the First National proximately a month. Additional: bank, A. O. Little, executive vlce- siropllcs wfre a-.ailabic to briirj this j president, T. J. Mahsn, a member total to about 175,' Mr. Suilengerrof the board, and W. V. Robertson, said, and ii was indicated that this'of the W. J. Peck Audltin» corn- many would be taken care of before ,pany staff, went to JonesbD-o to-'ay the end of the day. - • ' irst Christinas* 10 And the said unto tlienv-4;t':ir ijol pass in tli ere decree gustus, Id lie taxing \vns first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria. 3 And all went to )>e every one into his own city. 12 A(i(tliisifinu on: Ye sliatl up from Naxareth, nvi<1, se ' ,1 ""Aiul suddc the u l luj 14 GorvloG i c Laments Suffering. HIM, HUE! OF 25 Officers and Auditor Visit Former Bookkeeper at Jonesboro Jail. In the hope of obtaining further information concerning he day. ; f or an interview with J. E. Ship•' - - i . M I" Dnver and M " aullen e« ad- 1 man. former bookkeeper, who is in vircd those seeking help that un- ; jail there on federal charges of cra- familie; ! employed men, registered with and ; bezzlemcnt and falsification of rcc- hRVO - recommended by the iocal relief or- More than a hundred which have children will ...—, . ,. Christmas joy in their home be- ?=»'«"'?". «'oulo ae given prefer- <AnrI^ n lln...n nP TllT.+ 1-.n work with the government 'I hey elp nger of International Strife Seen by Pontiff: COffllRERGE SU1 WfflLIBE 1 PflRL'ET VATICAN OITY, Deo. 24. (UP)— Pope Plus XI. delivered n Christmas message of pence to the world today, telling his college of cardinals the possibility pf\anot.her war seemed Incredible'l» iilnf. "We do not'believe in Ihe-war menace," he said, "because we cannot Imagine the existence ol n murderous nnd suicidal state desiring to let loose « new war wlillc the world Is still feeling thc consequences of the World War." The pope made a vigorous speech. rH^m^^^^H^am^^ deploring the world-wide economic . which he emphasized "the necessity for better social readjustment inspired by Christian principles, without upsetting ordar but resulting In wide efficient ccl- G. \V. Brooks, Geneva.Sen,- tcncecl for Part, in Dunk-? lin County Holdup. 'I . KENNETT. Mo., Die. 24. (Spe- '•• clnl)—Leminu F. Brooks, 24-ycar T " old son of O. W. Brooks of Geneva; near Lenchvllle In Mississippi court-; ty, Arkansas, was sentenced yes-' terday lo 25 years in the federal reformatory lit ChllUcotlie, O. r for- . his confessed part in the ossaiilt' and robbery last October 23 df Postmaster William Curtis of Gib-; :' son, Dunklln county,, Missouri; Sentence was Imposed at \ Louis by Federal'Judge c. B.-Fa^ Brooks had recently returi) from Michigan when the crime wai» committed "- nnd had been residing with his father near the DunklUVv': Mississippi; county line, south: "pf| .-; here. ' ' •'••}•.]:'( Manila Man Held : -,H •''•• Ira Blackwbod, formerly of Mi-j ;'' nila, Ark., who'lint! moved, to, Ho|d.. ; lywood, Dunklln county, shtirtly '.be-' ;} fore the robbery, together . witS;-^ Wesley Wright of Gibson, arc li'bltf in a St. Louis Jail charged - wlttj participation in the crime nnd are both said, lo hnve confessed ''guilt? The Brooks sentence of twenty r fiv's years wna mandatory for the -of-i fcnse as will be similar punishmentr. laboratlon between classes of unbridled competition. nstead because of the Goortfellows of Blytheville. Toys and other gilts contributed by merchants and other citizens, have been distributed alonj with the food, clothing and fuel. Mrs. Ray Worthington Ls chairman of this committee which has Its headquarters in the Gately buiiuing. • Christmas Pay Checks A similar interview earlier in the A. . Is Scot,, former. ree Aft' C • I \V/ 1 l^ , 'r i- r /-<!• AH .,".""."".""" ---- •"«»»« im Jonesboro n portion of the loot iUmcer Seriously Wounded Bankers and Farm Agents ralahty Is Climax to Alleg- Mississippi Truck Upset was f<Mmd U11[lcr ' tlic direction ot in Ratlin =r , _f Tl _____ c._,_ wrn »4 V,A^~~, --- f T,, A\ n » n • - • I one ol the trio. A part of the stol, Renewal of activity on the part of the government fleet here was said by Mr. Driver to be part of the government's new unemployment relief river Ii defalcations by were concealed were called to his attention by the auditor but he is' said to have replied in all cases that he dirt nnl mum iiriici n\ci iiupL^vciiiciil Miu- . *' uv gram, for which about $1,000,0001 remcmber l V e clr cumslances. in Roadhouse Battle at; Attala. I o Three States Meet in Memphis. Hitch Hikers Victims of for tlie other two If they entetj pleas 'of guilty. ; '.. i • . Brooks Implicated Others I ••"Ciiftls; Iht niift •• Gibson'-p:;'-';.; master, was returhin; from his of4 fice at the end of the day when he; wns attacked by three men and beaten into unconsciousness with a 1 • section of gas pipe, after which he' was robbed of approximately one! ; hundred dollars of the postal rej ceipts and more than six hundred' dollars of his own money. Postal' Inspector C. B. Bnkcr of St. Lo;ils| assisted by Inspectors from Mem^ . phis, trailed young Wright to Ca-| ruthersvlllc where he was arresUfd on a minor complaint ,imd secured his confession implicating his two companions, who" were inline'-; i dlately arrested in Jonesboro, Arkj Following confessions by the' men I in Jonesboro a. portion of the loot ATTALA, Ala., D;c. 24. (UP)--, utTf.E An unidentified bandit wns sloii j E B-d and Chief of Police D. C. Keith • union ': was seriously wounded In a robbery of a rcadhouse here late last night. ROCK, an, vice ' for work in thc Memphis district! The auditors were practically! i will be available at once. ' tlirou i;h with their work at the i Keith and a policeman. H. The local relief organization will i ' )an ' ! 'oday. They have establisuel j Swan, were in the roadhouse when f f*°l \tj I T I AIlc 1U*-"* 1 ! LCUL-l UlgUlll£<UlOlk Will ' ~ J- J ..-.v wvmoiuiit^ . lor Llty Workers Late continue to function to the extent! the snorta ee at the exact amount the bandit, about 20 years old. en• permitted by the contribuions O r ; indicated by the examination of • tered. Th'e youth drew a pistol and Christmas may come a few days cash and supplies that come to It;'he books made by bank employes; ordered the five employes and of the ~ An allegetl k 'd»aping in Indiana j,,..ii. nuiu an- Wtts cllnmx «l by murder in Michi- nounced last night that bankers 8™ when Victor Moser, 10, died, in and agricultural experts of Ark- a hospital here early today, ansas, and Missouri will He " n & bccn shot shortly .after L meet, in Memphis January 2 to dis- midnight. Two negroes arc held In cuss plans for the reduction of J a " here charged with the murder, cotton acreage. Louis Cohen. 26. and Miss Marga- committees of state Will ec l Kidnapping of Indiana mcoN MIss Dc( , ^ (U{>) _ „„ stamps was uncovered near the Couple. Elliott Ponder of Louisville was | sce "° ol tllc rcbbcr l'- ; 1 . dead trday after two other youths' c " rtls ls convalescing from the ST. JOSEPH Mich Dec 24 (UP I u ' erc ktltol »«tnntly lata yesterday I eftcct ' of the attack which had .. L i. ur i whm (hc i 0?g | ng lruck m w]l|ch . proved nearly fatal. His confessed they were riding overturned. ! Inability to recognize either of h!> Brook Beasley, the driver, and assailants was not revealed to tht Ello Colj, 23, Tupelo. Miss.,' were; '™ n u »tll after their confessions. killed Instantly. Ponder was taken'had been received. ' !, to a hospital here where he died. | Brooks will begin his sentence at C-le and Ponder were hitch- once and judgment will be passed hiking from Louisiana and caught' on the other two in a day or twc the rid* shortly beforo the acci- by Judge Fan-is. dent. . ' ret Klmball, 22. both of South late fur a number of city employes! until such time as tlic Red Cross' ant * William It. Young, bank exam-isuests to raise their l:nn.1s. Chlnf this year. I steps in to handle the situation. iner, which Is approximately $43,-!Keith reached for his gun. Thc Members'of the p.ilice force and' 800. I youth fired and Keith fell with a salaried officers of the city admin- j [As soon as their final report is I bullet under his heart. Swan, at w"l be present at the men-ting. istra'.ion failed to receive their] British ShlD AgfOlind 'completed It will be submitted to j almost the same Instant, opened • semi-monthly checks last week. i the examiner, and action looking : fire and the youth slumped to tSj ... Ross Beavers, city treasurer, stat-1 Ull toast Oi Honda toward reopening of the institution , fl< w. Swan reloaded and again , MlSSOlin Mllle Magnate ed that the situation was not un- ,is expected to follow. ' "--' ' ' .... i-siial as the city's treasury is usually almost depleted at this time bankers associntions, vocational n . c " (l ' Ind ; wl »> »>' tllc ' training director?, agricultural ex- k'dnapcd tncmi arc | iel(i for ,,„„. of the year. Salary checks will be issued but will of necessity be a few days l.u?. it is stated. emptied his gun into the youth's JUPITER INLET-, Fla., Dec. 24' E - B - Thomas, former assistant i body. Eleven bullets took effect. (UP)—Several hours after the S. S. cashier, arrested on a federal war- Jameson, a British freighter, went rant last Saturday in connection aground on a fishing bank seven with the case, was back In Blythe! miles north of here today, govern- ville today after three days in trie All County Officers Will Observe Holiday County officers and their em- j l-cnc Bandit Slays Guard WEST HAVEN. Conn.. n»c. 24 (UPJ— A guard was killed, a psy- ! ment sources here, announced the • Jonesboro jail. Bond of Sl.OOO fori lnt! ster wounded, nnd an auton.D- cause of the accident were a com-; Thomas, who maintains his inno- j b "c carrying the $4,931 payroll of plete mystery. ; cence. was furnished by Eric Rov i 'he American Mills company's Al! lington branch by a ion? bandit too ay. Thc bar.dit stepped from behind 'a gate-tender's house as the ant-j- Coast guard ships at Fort Laud-1 ers of Jonesboro. erdale were advised of the Jame-j son's plight and aid was dispatched i to her. The sea was calm and the' plcycs am enjoy one cf th-ir fewj stranded craft appeared in no im-; holidays tomorrow mediate danger. Thc grounding, Ofliros of w. w. Hollipeter. cir- ™s said to have occurred at highj cuit clrrk; lioland Green, county I tide. | treasurer; Mrs. John Long, county; • court clerk; Mi's Lawson, superintendent of schools, the county Firm Into Borum Building; "J, Women Faint at Yule surrender the payroll. Jos?ph Or- Harrlson, Smith and Taylor. local j dazzo. gatemnn, who was acting as attorneys, will move January 1 to; guard to the cash, reached for' his quarters, now being prepared: revolver and was shot dead. The agents 1 office and county health unit as well as the comity auditor's office will observe the holiday by closlnj. The office of, Sheriff w. W. Shaver may be open' Twelve women collapsed in for a short time. ! for them, over Bornm's drug store. Little Rock Priest to : Mid-Night The Rev. Francis Guy, of Little! Rock, will conduct midnight mass j at the Church of (he Immaculate' Conception tonluht. A special feature will h; t!:e sinjlnj ol Leon. ftvd^ XT:, r -, by the choir. T:ic pubMc i:, cordlsliy Invited lo Ihe Yiilsttrtc service. i U. S. Branson, architect, whs j firm in the Farmers Bank and j capcd. ' i Trust company building, will mo/ei ' 1| ' y j to the second floor of the Sudbury ' m's. | quarters in ! ,--- - - building evor' ' ' since It was built. The move to b? bandit then wounded C. K. probably fatally Ksrn, chief clerl tension, directors! and rcprcscnta- tlonlng. Cohen said (he negroes Jo-; Rp,.!;.. P n i; ro lives of various cotton interests, ^P" Stevenson, 25. Kalanum, i " eni " *" ollcc Mich., and joc chapman. 22, south Rioting Unemp oyed Bend, kidnaped him and Miss Klin- fa v ' ball in South Bend and forced them to drive into Michigan. At Watervliet, Mi Turkish Fanatics Slain ; in Clash With Policc- BERLIN, Dec. 2-t disturbances broke out in mid- n . v p.. • '-- "»••;• •••«i, -"-". v-".":- | afternoon today in the working Dies at Kansas City, jumped from the car and ran down c | as ., district. Cf. Cohen i ISTAMBUL. Turkey, Dec. 24 , (UP)— Five persons v::re kiHefi (Ul ) — Lator whc|1 „ f ormer Dervish monk bearing a banner upon which was in- a verse froin thc Koran at- •f^wds of unemploy- cd . 5aid to ^ lcd by communists. • !c ™P ted to - 3Xhort hc KANSAS CITY. Dec. 24 (UP) — John D. Guylon. 77. of Lathrop. Mo., one of the leadim hone and mule drnlera in the United States, | died Imve fcnril-.o here toduy. He is 5ald to sold the government three- of the mules and horses 111- v, c:lli! v:ar. groes fired. Most/ stepped outside | rTasheTwim"police who^lscd'"^^ of the Mcinemcn region cf Smyrna a restaurant to sec what the Iron- ( truncheons freely. " '•''""•"a '»••"" ble was. A bullet aim«l at Co:-.eii- "\ve are hungry," hit him. He died three hours later. As Moser fell the m'xrces !?f( the car and fled on tot. I (i Penitentiary Innate Is Captured; to religious revolt, thc crowd Tlle lnonk - fceiKling shouted. "Down with the government." Several were Injured and others arrested. Thc entire ixjlice force j t ^ was on duly to prevent communist Christmas Clemency group o! six reactionaries, clashed with gen-: darmes and thrc re.iction.irics a two loyalists tttrc kill;d. demonFtrations on Christmas ove. Drops Cigaret Tax , --".I" • -- B , a$t and Fjre Dest Case Against Negroe ! LITTLE ROCK. to. 24. iupt-| — | Will Tabor, sentenced to the psni- Given 12 by Fame!) Felony chams ofvlolallns stale clgarst tax 'bws against Hugh Cherry and George Ferguson, ne- Erocs. wcii. t'i^mir.'rfl by tcntiar from Phillips county, whoi escaped from the state prison farm at and paymaster of the mill. He f s- j R - L - McKnljlit Tuesday. The negroes wcrr arrested state revenue officers. .hall today while attending a dis. bulwing next door ,„ Boru I tributlon of Christinas basket by I m , aw flrm , had .Mayor Harry A Mackerj-s "Hap-! the Farmm Bank bu ,^ i piness Cabinet. They were re- | 5)nce u was m ^ The Memphis Goodfellows Pla.) Children's Parties i- j MEMPHIS. Dec. 24. (UP)—Two sary by the need of the Arkansas- separate, parlies fur G.100 unfortun- Missourl Power company, occupy- • ate children will be» lield here w- Ing part of the second floor of th:! morrow at the city auditorium by ] bank building, for more space. ; the Gocdfellows Santa Claus club. I Harrison, Smith and Taylor iv:ll! Eariy Christmas' morninj Santa - n v, V ™ C ,, IT T ,, Tvri -, „ i 'x™™ , the entlre tront ° r th ' B3--, wl " v'sit vrhlli children and in thc ,tn» rf r- ^M M i i^^i fV™ bulldln S- unt11 rec « r '"y devoted | early afternoon unfortunate negro (UPl-Thc First National hank of; to cotton offices, and part of the! children will be visited Toys cin- Conn-r£,vnle was clased today by i rear. Extensive remodeling and re- j dies, nuts and all Christmas'nice- ; LITTLE ROCK. Dec. 24. (UP)- Uf« i. r t fYl T««l /.. Christmas clemency has been West toast Ull lanKCr granted to twelve prisoners in tin ' i Arkansas penitentiary who art STCCKTON, Cal., Dsc. 24 <UP) serving life sentences, according tc —Damage of more than S200.000 »ri official announcement from thf «as Incurred here last night when chief executive's office last night.' i» Union oil tanker carrying 150.000' Governor Paracli slashed thjli i gallons of gasoline exploded and '. sentences to from 21 to 27 years. • vtct was trailed to Renfield, Jelter- j burned while unloading at the: son county, where residents told of j dock, engineers said today. j seeing him. From there he was: Three members of the crew nar-i WEATHER : i traced to Little Rock where he was rowly escaped death by leaping • from the burning craft. , i yesterday, was captured j'iistic-; latc lait nl 8 ht b >' Ei Foreman, a I trusty at the penitentiary. J Bloodhounds were used. The con- ARKANSAS—Cloudy and wann- er tonight and Thursday. loca' I rains Bank Closes its board. decorating Is under way. I lies will be distributed. P-« H TJ D D -J i (meed to Little Rocl r re-nohd«v Kum Raids | taken into custody. at Luxora Net Little , . . , . -, , I U jj mii IT i £•• I \ • i n D M' i' I rains In northern portion, bccom- , Holdup Man Used Signs Aerial Rum Runner Victim lng co ider by Tmu-Idv m s iu. : LUXORA. Ark.—Saturday night i u L* \x L D i ' f I J* m n i ; revenue officers made a pre-holl-1 IHemphlS Mute KCpOrtSj Ot Indiana Plane trash According to the official weathci day raid on several suspected plac- j | • : observer, Charles Phillips, thi es in inn-n ^r.H v.«rt» nt-n »-..«,>? MEMPH^ n ,<i 24 (UP)—A i T..A PORTE. Ir.d., Dec. 24 (UP)—i'"If 1 ' 1 " 111 " ttmpcratur; here yes' es in town nude five arrests but. In each Instance, only a small deaf and ry.fl 24 (OP)—Aj dimib r.cpro . reported Burned- IT deatii"whcn his "Tiq'.or today wss _ _^^ ^ ^ _ _ degrees and tht amount of whisky was found ar.d to police today tha: two gunmen i a rt cn "airplane," cmhed 'near ^Li maximum. 47 degrees: parti) no evidence of sufficient weight to -"le-cd his rooms and in Ihe sign p or te In a snowstorm, the body of. cioji'y. On the nma day a yeai warrant a rontence. anj all were language ordered him to "sthxia pilot wns identified tentatively ' aw In? inlnir.ium temp;ri[urc was released without fines being Im-.'im tip." He responded, lie said, tcdnv as that c[ Bert Kennedy, an :2 desires nnd the maximum, 4i nnd was relieved of S10. i fteridl tun. runner of Chica(0; '• dc«ree»; partly cloudy.

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