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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ^ DOMINANI NEWSPAPlMl OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS ANn cniprtif.e,,, «,,„,.„ VOI.U.VII') XXXV—NO. M. Blythcvlllc Courier niythevills Herald .... Mississippi Valley Leader myihevmo My N ews I' AKKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MI8SOUH1 liUTllRVILUC, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, AJ'IIII, -I, |J),')8 Slate's High Tribunal Holds Verdicts In Lower Courts Excessive LITTLE ROCK. Apr. 4 <UP>- RIx cases limiting railroad and transportation companle.s, considered in Ihe Arkansas supreme court today. IjJ-ouglit reduction of judgments against UIL' corporations amounting lo a tolal of $18,835 'Hie Missouri-Pacific railroad and transportation company figured In five of ihe cases while the other was brought by the Carter Truck line Inc., operating out of Moiiu- lain Home. Ark. In a case appealed from Crawford county circuit court tile high tribunal affirmed a judgment against Mi&sourl-Paclnc in which Richard Ward of Paragoutd originally ivmi s judgment for 517500 The verdict was upheld with the condition that the Judgment be modified to $10,000. Mrs. Kalherine Luter of Malven. had a $500 judgment from Hot Si-ings county circuit court reduced to $250. A suit for recovery of $95.90 for loss of baggage on a Missouri- Pacific bus. which Dora Myrtle Strickland lost in Pope countv, was referred back lo the lower " court for retrial. P. M. Land lost a Booue county circuit court, Judgment for $1000 for injuries sustained when he fell from a railroad bridge due lo "contributory negligence" on Ills part. Hot Springs county circuit court's judgment of $85 in favor of Martin Burrow for the death of his hound dog, allegedly due lo a passing Missouri-Pacific train, near Mal-,™ r !l- >!'??. referred back to the, low- •tr coilFt^fotf retrial. *-*-*•••" .-.:-.. The high tribunal stated that Burrow would have to establish a more dennlle time of the death of the ttog because at least 21 trains passed over the spot where the dog's carcass was found within the approximate time specified for Ihe dog's death. The Carter, truck line won reversal and dismissal of a $10000 Judgment awarded Mrs. Ida Glb- EOn. whose husband was killed In u truck accident. The high tribunal held ihal Gibson was killed at a time ivhen the driver of Ihe truck, Clarence Vlckery, was not acting on business for the owner of the line. The Oklahoma Gas and Electric company at Van Biiren won modification of a Judgment agauist it in " supreme court decision because it was held "excessive." Mrs. Marie Hofrichter had been awarded judgment for a total of $13,050 in damages for alleged roughness of one of the electric company.'s employes, which resulted In Injuries to her and Indirectly caused her baby to swallow a safet> pin. Taylor Relinquishes U. S. Steel Job To Stettin.™ HOBOKKN. N. J, Apr. 4. (UPI Myron c. Taylor, just, inrnod 04 j today ivllnqulslicd Ic-mlri-slilp ol 'tlie United .Stales ,st«:l «jrpoi.ilic m to 3fi-yrar-old Krtwurd H. HU'lll- "ius jr., .so,) ,,j j, j- w . m ,.,. M oi"i!i partner and OIK- time vln- 1)V |.«i- dcnt til Ci-aeri,] Motors corporation SINGER COPIES FIVE CENTS Grog for the Kind's Sailors BJUIGHTEII Tiiylur, toiijldfrlny his- work uf r .., . ,""~ u. H. stc,!i iiiiisiicd, ^iUilonna Jonrists Toi'lui 1 . . . ili'lm-ivd his valedictory itd-lres;; ••''•«•» years <il SIH-I" to .slofklioM- <r:, in un annual im-ftlii;; iii-iv. "Dueling Clause" | o Q O Out AUSTIN. Tex. (UP)—Secretary of -Stale Edward Clark estimates It will cost $10,000 (o ellminale one liaugover from Ihe ox-cart era from the Texas oath of office Clark began offlcal advertisement of a state constitutional amendment to strike the "duelling clniisi 1 " from Ihe oalli. SUT€LL •fe*ka«kr9 » _ ^ J~^-< YOU BY • I BOB BURNS _ Of course, bcin 1 a new Poppa. It was only natural for me to enlhuse the other clay about the wonders of nature. I was showing Grandpa Snazzy my new baby and I sajs "Just look at those little nails, those purly eyes, that cute little round head and little nose ... all perfect." l says "You can't beal the wonders of nnlnre." Grandpa says "Well. Nature's purty wonderful all right, but man does some purty good work, loo He says "The thing that's got me puzzled Is that thermos bottle, where you put In hot water and It slays hot and then you put In cold water and It stays cold." I says "Well, what's so puzzlln' about that?" Grandpa says "Well, what I want to know Is, ho>v does that thermos bottle know when to (to which?" Governor Still Undecided On Remaining Unsigned Measures LITTLE ROCK. April 4 <IW Gov. carl E. Rnllcy was scheduled (o conduct ti hearing (his afternoon on two of ihe three nsigned bills passed by the general assembly lost month in a spe- tlal 17-day session. The measures are bill. Vesey and Killed On Texas Highway VAN HORN. -ivx.. Apr. •!. UJl'i- T'.vo sadhilc lilgliwnynirn. who i'-bbi':t d soeliHy mnlvon ami her !>oaiit!lul flnusJHfi, then lortnrotl, and .stomped them mid li>fi them lo <[| t . bps i a( , A tllu . h m . r(1 soiii-IU loday lhroii»h()(il the broutl expanse ol Texas wasteland, wi>sl of Ihe Pecos river. The Iralies of ihe vlcltms. Mrs . -e. daughter. Nancy. 22, were found . , last uhjlit ji,st off the highway from El Paso lo San Anlmilo nenr the liatntct of Balmorheu. The Frames were on a leisurely molor trl|) from Uieir home in Berkeley, Calif., lo South Carolina. Examination of the bodies in El Paso lodny mid tho .stories of per . sons wlio witnessed strange liap- - |ienings on the highway anrt Ihe - ' ' reducing the state lax "on; bush Kines- 'lending off info Ih'e mesquite Wednesday, he m, v y , ..? ettll ° n fl ' cczl »g" , -i. • state income from automobile licenses (o the total received in 1037. The author ol the latter measure, in introducing it, sa kl Us passage would result In a reduction in duck alld cnr fecs paid lo [he stale. ' Tlie governor did not indicate lhat he ivouid take action on tlie bills after tlie conference was held Unless lie velocs tlie measures before April 15 they aulomatlcnUy become Jaws without his stam- ture. 'iniij iiinjipd a sketchy oiilli the story of briilal murder. the fin(he Will Welcome Club Women 'Tr/eachers Breakfast".. To Be Given Tomorrow All paslors who are cooperating In the city wide evangelistic movement, which began yesterday and will continue until Easter, and . -- ....... *-.((.j i,s. L , ant their assisting workers will b, juests at a "preachers' breakfast' to be given In Ihe morning at 7::30 o'clock at the First Methodist church Following the breakfast (here will be .the monthly' meeting of the Ministerial .Association. A large increase in church attendance at both ihe morning and evening services yesterday was reported by the ministers at whose jlmrches evangelist!. 3«ing held. lo meetings arc $10,000 G-Man Takco $2 Risk Tires, Wheels of Cooler School Bus Are Stolen COOTER, Mo,, April 4. —'Hie four wheels and tires belonging to the school bus at Cooler were stolen from oil the bus sometime during the weekend. They are valued at $300. The burglary was not discovered until today when the driver went to the garage to begin his day's run. 'Die . lock had been broken on the garage door. Beauty Contestant And Companion Are Killed McCRORV, Ark., Apr. 4. (UP)— Mrs. Audrey Browning o!' Patterson Ark., contestant in the Forrest City peach festival beauty race In 193G was Wiled today in"an automobile accident near here. Her companion. Max Young of Jiidsonla, was Injured seriously. Nation Warned Against Increasing Mental Strain WARRINGTON, Pa. (UP)—Unless proper preventive methods are taken, more than a million children now In school will suffer mental breakdowns during their lives, according to Dr. W. L. Treadway, assistant surgeon general of the U. S. Department of Health. 'In general throughout the United Stales," Dr. Treadway said at opening exercises of the Horace Bert: Memorial Hospital, facilities are inadequate to meet the needs of early recognition, trealment and amelioration of adverse mental conditions." Stale legislation has failed lo keep pace with the needs of Ihe menially 111. he said. ( Railroad Labor nnd Management Present Proposal To Roosevelt WASHINGTON, Apr. 4, lUI 1 ) — Itnllwiiy labor and maiuitfement laid bofont ('resident Uoosevolt 10- day a proposal for n fedora! guar- unleo of rail Income in nn effort (o revive business and siivn Hie $20.000,000,000 rail Industry from collapse. ' Conferees said Mr. ilooxcvolt expressed doubt Unit the government could mnka a general gunrnitlrn o( railroad Incomes through federal subsidies but promised lo give Hie plan full consideration, The plan was submlllecl lo llio White House by President Cieorgc M. Harrison of Iho Railway Lubor Execullves assoclallon iiiul President J. j. policy of Ihe Assolcallon of American rinllronds. . l UP with Bucket, and pucbers for their daily ration of grog , d w the British cruiser York docketed at ll,e Washington. D c navy yards, the trudltion was not broken-as you cnn see in the 'picture above. Nolc Ihe inscrlpt,™ on the «„, keg. An ofl.c r „ u b™ and keens check. '•-'•'—•• • "iu»u.s oy Incidentally, to make repeaters. sure thai there arc no Judge Neil Killough Pit- sides; No Grand Jury Called For Term The April term of circuit criminal court opened hero tills morning with Judge Nell Klllough of Wynne presiding. No grand jury was convened for the session, defendants being prosecuted by tho filing of Infor- mations by the proseculing attorney, such practice beln<* generally falloK-ecl 'now under Arkansas' reformed criminal procedure A number of defendants were arraigned In court this morning and actual trial of felony coses 111 probably start into after- ion. Bruce Ii-y of Osccola, district prosecutor, was forced to leave the morning session for awhile n order to attend a hearing before County Judge S. L. Oladish on the suit for accounting by It. M. Oral?, ousted county circuit court clerk and life former deputy, A. P. Smith. Wew J'orfr Collar, NEW YORK, April 4. (UP)— Cotton closed steady. open high low close ,. 858 860 650 857 -. 865 806 .. 872 874 .. 874 875 .. S7S 876 May July Get. Dec. Jan. Mar. B56 865 867 874 873 862 871 872 876 873 Spots closed quiet at 883, off 9. Veio Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS, April 4. (UP) —Cotton futures closed steady to- Aha, the nation's chief "catcher" gets "caught" by a cameraman. It Is J. Edgar Hoover who Is pictured above as he laid asido the cares of his 510,000 lob as chief of the federal G-men and placed a $2 bet on opening day at Bowie. Md., race track. Did he pick a winner? Well, you know how secretive tneae O- day, oir six to ten points, open high low May July Oct. Dec. Jan. Mar. 869 870 883 B85 887 890 872 870 883 885 888 891 863 867 878 879 887 890 cose 853 874 883 885 883 891 Spots closed quiet at 880, off 7. Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS, 111, April 4 < UP)—Hogs: 11,000 Top, 8.60 170-230 Ibs,, 8.50-8 GO 140-160 Ibs., 7.55-8.00 Bulk sows, G.35-7.TO Cattle: 2,800 Steers, 7.35-8.75 Slaughter steers, 6.25-9,50 Mixed yearlings, heifers, 6 76-8 15 Slaughter heifers, 8.00-8.75 Beef COOT, 6.25-e.2i Cutters and. low cutters, 4,25-5 00 Wayward Girls Defended LONDON (UP)-Olrls who have unfortunate love affairs should not je ostracized, because scolding and black looks will not make them virtuous, the Right Rev. B. O P Heywood, Bishop of Ely, declares in the current Issue of his Diocesan Gazelle. COTELECTI Alderman Jess While, Seeking Reelection, Opposed By Sam Owens There will be light voting in Wards Two and Three tomorrow at the city election, but tho voting In Ward One, where there Is a contest, is expected to be heavy, in thc only contest of the municipal olcclion, Jesse M. While, seeking reelection as aJdennnn, Is opposed by Sam c. Owens. Miss Ruth Blythe, city dork, Roy E. Nelson, city attorney, Lay Welch alderman of Ward Two, anil E. B, Jackson, nldermnn of Ward Three, are unopposed for reelection. "Woman's Day" at first time In Blylhevllle's nolillcal d to the city Three will \^ ber company. There have been 984 poll lax re- celnls Issued in Blytheville wllh Mrs. 0, E. digger, who has been i member of Ihe niylhovlllo Wo- nan's club longer llian any other . ookwhivun ivuiuuuu.-i. member, \vJll give the welcome ad- Tlicy proposed lhat Iho govern- 'li'MS at Ihe opening session of ilia icnl uuaranlco Ihe railroads a Forrest City District Federation of ........ KuuK.uH.-u uiu innronns a i-unvai uny uisuici rcacrnuon of expanding Fascist bine Mimm it» Inli- not Income over a Irlnl period, Woman's Clubs which meets hero weight with tho InsuruenSUat milking up any deficient in nrhmi Tuesdav niul Wrrlm.<rtnv „.,Jr ,.._. 'V .,° . lns .WB«nW—was up any deficiency In actual earning!! by a federal subsidy. Confers with Aides WASHINGTON, Apr. 4. IUP> — President Roosevelt faced with KO- rlous political nntl economic problems, today canvassed thoroughly tt'llli his congressional lieutenants the leglslatlvo ami business recession slumtlons. Draws $50 Fine For Abandoning Children Par abandoning his llirce .small [laughters, noso McOiillough ira: nned $50 In' municipal court today by Judge Doylo Hcndorson. The three little girls,. HJTCS ranging from three to nine years, who were brouglit into court and Judgq Henderson was (old Unit their father had run invny find left them wllh a woman whom ho had taken Inlo his home following tho death of lib wife. McCullough says ho has no money nnd he will be sent lo tho county farm to work out the toe. What is to become of the girls— who would bo pretty If dressed Itu—has not been decided. The cases of Jimmle Barton, charged with Illegal possession of unstamped liquor, and that of Bruce Oliver, who Is charged with selling liquor without a license, were continued until Saturday. s—s »«fJj and clerks to be women lor tlic . "ii^L^l, Orfellcd *>"<*>• °' similar amounts. In a session ol „„.„ „„„,,„„, afternoon, one man was fined $10 - .„ and those of ward " u f °' 1D ran » *<" «"«! 511 Three will vole at the Arkmo Urn™ "",/ Cilarf!0 of publio drunk( = n Bertha Davidson was nned $15 on 'a charge of disturbing the peace. Slock Prices NEW YORK, April 4. (UP)_ Stocks fluctuated Irregularly today, traders showing no disposition to follow extension of Saturday's sharp rally. Trading was quiet A T & T 122 1-2 Anaconda Copper 24 1-4 Associated DO.. 51-4 Beth, steel .' ..'.'.' 43 |. 2 Boeing Air 23 3D 5-8 1 1-8 110 1-2 30 3-8 28 1-4 SO 28 12 1-8 4 30 1-2 5 1-2 18 3-4 15 1-8 . _ 12 j.2 Stanard of N j 4t Texas Corp 36 |-2 " 48 6-8 CKIes Service Coca Cola | General Electric General Motors .'"'. Int. Harvester Montgomery Ward . N Y Central Packard Phillips Petrol . Radio '.'.'.'."" Schenlcy Dlst ............ Simmons !.'.!."."!.' Socony Vacuum ]' . r •••- 1OO-0 3 Steel 40 3.4 Chicago^? heat open high low close May 837-8 84 823-8 823-8 Jill. 801-8 801-4 791-8 791-4 between first ward. and 300 of these In the Cafe Burglar Removes Cash From Music Machine Rogers Clark changed his plea of not guilty (o that of guilty on n charge of reckless driving and v.-as lined $25 on recommendation of the district attorney. Thc case of Ora Gllmorc, who ws charged with unlawful j>os- East ,°" ° f f!f opelrti ' 1 by modn 2 lnU) " house without the knowledge of Tlie Green Leaf cafe on „„. „ „ Main street, which Is owned by , ' Jack and Hallle Craig, was en- ;', ' T tcred over the week end by a ^ 0 ., burglar who stole between five „„-»„«> nnd six dollars from the music machine. i ~ ; Tlie cash box of the music ma- Mark Twain Society chine ivas broken open after en-. i^J . v r i, trance to the cafe had been gain- InOUCtS King Leopold was dismissed by the of Myrtle Oilmore, Wednesday. ed by poshing in tho rear door. The burglary was discovered this morning. College Exams Show ST. LOUIS (UP>-Thc Mark Twain Honorary Society, organized In memory of the famed Missouri humorist, claims 3,000 members In 30 countries in the world. Latest member to .lie acccpt- War Appears Over From Tactical Viewpoint With Fascists Supreme Ily Unllcd Prees Trlumplmnt nationalist armies today broke tho back of Spanish government resistance and plunged through Catalonia . to strike- ft death blow nt tho loyalist rcs'ine, i Loyalist defenses crumbled at Lerldn, key lo thc rich Barcelona Inudstrlnl center, except for a doomed rear guard struggle -to protect power lines. ' Casualties were enormous, Prisoners, including Americans, Uken by the Insurgents reported confusion nnd desperation in front of tlie nationalist attack. Madrid 'underwent another heavy bombardment. Another 3,000 loyalists plod- tied toward refuge in France. The 30 months civil war-thc llltlo World, War In which Europe's expanding Fascist Tuesday and Wednesday, To Gravel Road From Lepanto To Dyess Soon LEPANTO, Ark., April 4.-Thc Polnselt county roiid from Lepanlo to (lie Dyess colony roads will be graveled with work scheduled to slarl Ihe first part of Iho week, according (o W. B. Layman, WPA supervisor for Polnsctt county. The distance between Lcpnnto and Dy- css is only about eisht miles but heretofore motorists hnvo lind lo 10 by Ihu way of Kelacr, a clls- 'anco of nearly Uvcnly-nve miles. Work was begun on tills road nearly two,years ago liut was discontinue^, •-••- '•"*• . . ... - — over from a tactical viewpoint, although not In actual combat Already tlio Jockeying of European • powers, particularly Italy and Great Britain, for Influence In the new Spain, has begun. The result of lhat strugglo may weigh heavily In world history. Developments Elsewhere Developments In Spain quickened Iho tempo of tho world's pre- pnmlions for tho next war In. a dozen danegr spots Including: Washington—Tho senate speed- • «l consideration of President Roosevelt's billion dollar naval building bill after tho state department Informed Chairman David I, Walsh of the naval affairs committc'e that the present ' ^itf^iUivrn.Hwnat aeration . de- ; mantis n United States''navy*'a'f least fiO p«r cent larger than Japan's forces. Paris—Premier Leon Blum's cabinet approved a series of drastic financial bills on .whlcll It will stake—and probably lose—Its life The Impending establishment -of Upholds Louisiana Tax On Power To Pump Gas WASHINGTON, Apr. 4, (UP)Tho supreme court today upheld; *"- JIUPCUUIUK esjaoiujiment -of appllctillon of Louisiana's cleclrl- j inolhcr dictatorial state in Spain TO tax (o power generalcd by Ihe I under strong Italian Influence fur- Arkansas Louisiana Pipe- Line com-1 ther complicated France's position niuiy lo pump natural gas through ""' " "--"---'-' --•-•• - - ' Its Interstalo pipe • line. Tlio high court reversed a western Louisiana three-Judge federal district court decision, which permanently 'enjoined collection of 'ho tax on energy generated by 'ho company at Ite compressor sta- 'ton nt Stcrllnslon, La. 'Sitdown Boss' to Form 'Army 1 Confused Ideas of World Ence & King Leopold m O f Belgium, third rclgnine king lo Join! the group. King Leopold jvas|p| chosen for chairman of ih«. ento- "''*" mologlcal committee of the so- ciet}-. Benito Mussolini Is honorary SARATOGA SPRINGS. N. Y. (UP)—Gems of Ingenuity culled from skldmore Co'.Ie?e examination papers: "Mnrco Polo was a sreat traveler. "Mnrco Polo was a sreat traveler Benito Mussolini Is honorary W^'^S^f^Ai^-' He discovered the North Pole and P r «ldent. King Boris of Bulgaria 1 V'^^S^iSi;: named It for himself." [ and King Victor Emmanuel of il; V.SM8iPM||| "Tlie great constituent of the f ltaly nrc llollolrn; 'y members. I W, ^SSf^Sfx^ sslentiflc spirit is curiosity, if it otn er prominent members are hadn't been for thai, Solar would Prcsltlcrit ' Roosevelt. Lloyd George, never have discovered his system" Nevlll ° Chamberlain, Helen Keller „. ..-,.. . ,_ _. .. . ' ', and President Quezon nf tVio oiiii. Chicago Corn May Jul. open 61 62 high low 811-8 695-3 621-8 607-8 607-8 close 596-8 "A ballnrl Is a song that passed from mouth to mouth until the taste changed." '•Eugenics Is the study of human heretics." "Without bacteria of decay, things would be piled u» all over the place and If it wore possible for me to be here I might be sitting on lop of a dead dinosaus right now." "Today we still find some of the early fossils which have died and appear lo be decayed wood." "Reproduce Is what the bacteria do best," •! The society was organized in 1927 by Cyril Clemens, cousin of Mark Twain. There are no dues and no duties to perform. HAVBRH1LL, Mass. (UP)— A new false alarm system was started by mischievous boys, with a motorist as Ihelr unwitting stooge, put a pro-Fascist neighbor at her back door and virtually ended possibility tliat she could aid Czeeho- slavnkia In event of German action against that nation. Moscow—Soviet Russia. announo-' ed that armaments production was up 20 per cent over 1036. Shanghai—Japanese minister of War General Sugiyama flew to Pelplng to bolster Japanese resistance against Chinese counter at- lacks In Shantung province. China's forces appeared to have been halted after reporting that 20,000 Japanese were killed at Talerhchwang In tho greatest battle of the war. Both sides claimed tho city. Peiplng—American officials sought to avoid n new clash with Japanese after sentries refused to admit United States marine messengers to the Japanese embassy. One marine was driven out at bayonet point. Hayti Will Vote On Annexation, Sewer Systsm HAYTt. Mo., Apr. 4.—Clllrens of Haytl will go to the polls ne\-t Tuesday to decide two Important Issues. First, tbey will vote on a nlan to extend the city limits which is described to take Inlo the rity residential and commercial districts which have grown with ex- nanslon of tho town In recent years. Second, they will vote on a bond issue of 523.000 to be used to construct a munlcloal sewane system. The total cost of the system, according to Mayor J. H. Wllks, wtose term does not expire this year, will be $53.000. The. bond issue Is to be used for materials nnd "implies with the additional $20,OTO supplied by thc Federal Government for labor through WPA channels. Only two city offices are open lor :lectlon, these bslns; two council posts, the Incumbents being unop- i posed. WEATHER Latest panacea for ailing busi- om wn^i'wour'bTTusin™; 11 * ^"T' 5 and vtetalt^-JWr to- Minded." »V» who ,as, vea, ' ^^ taSTSjS^ . n <ecrrv wo lasi veat The boys attached twine to a U lried fame as the 's idown 53; Tuesd!i5 ' 1n " e «' box at North and Lake View Ave- b'™ who O ut«ai he workers i" 0t much change !n nun, stretched the twine across the street anrt tied it to a tree. When the automobile hit the twine i the alarm was sounded. I boss" who outpal the workers wnen they struck ai his oiant, j The maximum temperature hero is pictured above with some of yesterday was 65. minimum 30, cl'ar - tht 20.0110 leners ne sent oul accdrdln? to Samuel P. Morris offl- ballynooing his new plan. |clal weather observer.