The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 29, 1930 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 29, 1930
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Served by the United Press VOL. XXVII—NO. 2-13 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TUB DOMINANT NKWSPAl'ttH OF NO11THUAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI HOME EDITION Blytheville. Courier, niythevlllc Herald, Ulyilievlllc Dally Nc-vs, Mississippi Valley leader. HLYTlllOVll.l.K, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, DKCKMBKU 20, lOIiO Commander Company M. Has Been Active in Peace and War Since 1902. Dedicalion today of the magnl. ficcnt new armory building on South Second street marks an important point in the history of Company M., lilythcville and Mis- tlstlppi county's national guard unit, an organization which in war and iH'ace for over a quarter of a century has made tin impressive record of service, to Arkansas and to the nation. Many young men have been en-. rolled In the records of Company i M since the unit was originally: mustered into the stale service at Osccola in 1902 and a large number of the guardsmen who passed through the ranks have later attained prominence in this community and distant sections. Except for a period of about 18 Captain Ivy w. Crawford, com- iPUBLIC IITED 10 DEDICnTl Filmland's Newest NewJvweds { | Heads of Slate Military Es- j tablishment Will Partici- j pate In Ceremony. j People o'f niythevlllc and Miss-1 ! lssl]>;>i county, several hundred 01 > i whcm contributed to tli; fund: whlcli made possible Company M.'sl ! new 525,000 armory building, will: | receive their formal and official ' onlrocluclion to the structure tonight at dedication ceremonies in which the heads of the Arkansas military establishment will parll- cipale. | E. L. Compere, adjutant general i of Arkansas, Charles S. Uarrett.j assistant adjutant general, and Col.: Heber L. McAllister, commander , of trie 153rd Infantry, to which the ! local machine win company be- ; na- | longs, were due n?rc this alternoon ' tional guard unit, who at ccremon- to take ,jart in the program, which i les tonight will receive from Adju- | will open in- thc drill hall of the ' tanl General months immediately following the j cial custody of Company M.'s new nrmory building nt- 1:30. World War, when all troops ex- i armory building on South Second I cept the regular army were dc- s'rccl. I mobilized and disbanded, Company M has been an active unit, of the; stale department of National j Guard. Organized in 1902 Company M was mustered into the state service in 1902 with com-; pany headquarters at Osceola, eapl- [ tal of the southern district of Mis-, sissipni county. Capt. John P. Keiser was the first commander of i The public is invited. Company M. Will Drill | Besides the dedicatory program. — i which will nnl be lomj. there will be i an exhibition drill by Company M.. '. and a basketball game between , unit Steele. SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS; ' J1FFRE COi IFIER SLIT RULLY P Condition rouou nee 'Very Grave" by Physi-i cians at Bedside. I Oie^ Awaili.ifj Bought Him by Stranger WYANLO'l-rk, Mich.. IUP) — The tragedy of John Hcijnn, unemployed, was consummate:! lo- diiy. IIOKim iui:i brought Into a restaurant by n wcll-drcsscri nrangor from whom he luid tiled to "liinu" n dime. "Give this fellow a «cod Etiunic meal," (he stranger ordered, passing a dcillnr to the cashier. Ilouan siil down at the counter. It wns weeks since ho liud eaten n square jiu-al. He bowed hLs head down un his folded arms. When the waller relumed with the dinner llo,iiin was dead. i Entrance Gained Through : Skylights: Clothing and ; Ciyarets Taken. " I'AHIS. Dec. W. (UP)—MnrMuil Joseph Jollre lapsed Into a stale ol coma lute today shortly after his! physicians mmuunccd a fur-: Iher weakening in his condition. i The marshal, after mllylng j — slightly early in the day. wns In » "very grave condition," physic-Inns [ nnnoiiiK'ed m 5 p. m. j A bulletin Issued at 3 P. M. said "Marshal Joffrc's condition Is very Krave and he Is extremely weak." Signed, "Prof. Jean Louis Faure." "Professor Marcel Lubbo." "Professor fiene Le Rlche." "Dr. RKOU Houlln." "Dr. Rene Fonliilne." Last religious riles were admin-; Heill'V SlliUV Held for Kill- Islered to the old soldier, "liero 1 of Ihe Marne" and "savior of Frnnce". He sulTercd slight lem- faclal paralysis during the When he seemed at the | Thieves brake Into Iwo'dawnto™ I business houses Sunday night; ud- | ding to the list of robberies which ! lias been Increasing In Iho. past. !few clays. City police, irritated. , by • the nbseiif" ol definite clues 'to ; lrie robberies adttlcd-a diligent. c,h"eck-." ; iip on the activities of police "ch<if>.- aclers with crime records . 't'oday- while night patrolmen were order-.' eel to keep all midnight drifters un; dcr close surveillance. • The'Hiyilievllle store of Iho BoV- 1 ers grocery chain mid the New - Mcitd Clothing company, located In, Indjoinlnii buildings, were entered ; sometime Sunday ntghl. T1 "-' loss of clodilng and acces- I-I^ nt 'the men's clollihuj es.ta.b- lltg, Alleged Result of llshmont is believed to,.have been; Gamblers Quarrel. , .. heavy although W. M. McKchzle,'. • mannijcr, slated that a definite .Csr-M. llmate of the stolen c^ds could SatlcTa 1 ? Th<? olllei ' <by Diu Boyci n » a Do™} 1 '!' Sebastian, moUe stars, hopped a] plane for Las Vegas. Nev. On arrival there they hunted up i\ jusllre of The public program will be pre- lile Vfuce and got married; then they hopped their plane again nnd ceedc'rt by a dinner for the visiting- hurried back to Hollywood, as each had to go to work In the studio the point of death Jollre recovered and!, AUIlol| El> Die <'nys of the road-; not be made until a complete check-; spoke with normal vigor. His itoc- Ollscs r ' ml B nml)lll 'S dens along, was finished this nftcrhobiv THi- tors asked him how he felt nixl, [n " lccl ' lborilel '" 0 » tllc Ar - srocery store's loss wns.slight, : .be-;' ' knnsas-Mlssourl slate line, north i n g confined to a few packages : 'bf'T. of this city, are reported to be cigarettes and five dollars In 'pan- -1 ' i Virgil Greene on •j in Criminal Division; Cnd- er Faces Trial. military men and m.?:nbi-rs of tho, local committee which helped raise i money for the building, to be given ; ' by Captain Ivy W. Crawford and I he replied briskly, "excellent. 1 Physicians were ama/ed at his : vitality. Ills resistance became (he talk of all Prance. Joffre Is IS- years old. lie hns been ill from til- folloivbig day. Here they are- Hollywood's newest newlywcds. flnmniiUion months. of the arteries for of re- (hc- Guard History Compiled by Little and Taylor . |j An adjourned week of the fall i largest and finest in the state of This history of Company M j * err " ot criminal court opened here Arkansas. Built as a part of the prepared largely '.through j' "us morning with Virgil Greene,' state military department's pro- other officers of Company M. ac' the Hotel Noble at 0 o'clock. | The new armory building, cently completed. Is one data, furnished by C. J. Little, | ail early commander of the, company during many of the _ most interesting years ot its' existence and by a detailed account of the war days ol the company by Jesse Taylor, local attorney nnd former member of Ihe company, which was fol- lowtd with but few changes. Captain Crawford was. inslru- rnent.i! in securing the data used end' supplying the post- iA-Kr" history of-the compariy.-\ u t Blyihevillc altorncy, on the. bench | eram of providing state owned ar,as acting judge in the absence ol . "lories for all national guard units. •Judge W. W. Bandy of Paragould. : the S20.0M of state money available I Neiil Killough. judge-elect, of: for thc purpose was augmented by ! Wynne may finish out thc week of : approximately $7.000 raised in Bly! court here starting January 1st thcvillc- by public subscription, when he assumes the duties of the which made possible a substantially j larger building than could other_ | wise have b?cn provided. Hal] Is "0 by 105 w j judgeship. Despite the usual delays preval- I ent in the sessions of circuit court i Boy oi 15, Lonesome, Takes His Own Life JACKSON, Tenn., Dec. M (UP)— services fo; James E. Vantrccsc, 15. wh: sung hlrnseh Sunday night because the day hud been ttu "loucsomcst I ever s;n'nt," will be held here today. The bay hung himsjlf In a ?arage after listening to a ra- Jio program. Ills left, leg wp. 1 ; amputa- i led alwvc the knee on account of i gangrene ten days ngo. Relatives of 1»l lie equal struggle for daya. Matjamel Connection With Institution's Affairs Seen in Jackson Suicide. ROGERS, Ark., Dec. 29. CUP) — •E. p. Jackson, president of the here and especially adjourned! Tlle building, situated nt. : the company, Clarence Moore was | First Lieutenant ai:d Charles Gay-, jn , he fi .. st c(lsc _, cfore thc courl> the terms the biS-aT'of the"court [ southwest corner of Second and ; moved, steadily forward today. i.Wnmore streets, has outside di-i Judgc^ Greene brushed aside many I mansions of approximately 11 by •of thc usual small delays and ' 126 eel, with ,- drill hBll or mam ; I speedily over-ruled a motion by at-: auditorium ™ by 105 feet. The. —,First National bank of Rogers and i prominent In northwest Arkansas | banking circles, committed suicide|[Oklahoma Officers HaVO .today by.taking a potion of poison. lord. Second Lieutenant. Among the, non-commissioned officers were: J. M. Jordan. 1st sergeant; Silas Gladish, supply sergeant; James Goodrich, musician. The company's first trip as a military unit was to the World's Fair in St. I/Duis in 1904 where it was on duty. Following the death of Captain Keiser in 1905 Clarence Moore was promoted to command. In 1005 Captain Moore .-was followed itornevs Sir Pete Crider, defendant' [">r)t Part of the building contains: • two stories, and houses offices, lock-j er room, shower room and a ro~m i charged with grand larceny, for a continuance. The cause of most of the or-1 sub=:"antially"Tn" putting" over" the" dinary delay in the first trial of! financial campaign for the building, i the adjourned term centered about j -n^ armory W ns built under the! the absence of a court stenograph- I direction of D. F. Kyle of Pinoj i for the use of the local peat of the; IP , r> i c. , | American Legion, which helped'""'SI KeCOmmendS btate Aid for Consolidated Districts. er. Marcus Fietz, regular steno-! Bluff, architect of the "state mili- grapher for Judge Bandy, failed ' tary department, with whom U. S. to appear this morning. Charles' Bransnn, local architecl. was as- Partlow of this city, the remain- scciated. H. A. lesmeister was the.^. ing official stenographer of the' rv:n:ral con'.ractor, and the Grimes ,.,, -=--••' ' "•• - J —'"--• '"Lumber company cf this city fur- 1 nishcd the building | LITTLE ROCK, Dec. 20. (UP)-H " n der 00 »contained In a refiort covering resulted'in a few minute;: before mrdical aid'could be b'o- lalned. 'me bank president was rcjxjrt- ed to have been de.sjiondenl over recent financial difficulties which have caused several bunks In the northwest section of [he state to close. The Firsl National was open for business todny and It Is not believed Jackson's connection with tho bank prompted his oct. Officers of the institution ore checking his af- and expressed confident:* they arc .in excellent condition. numbered, a quarrel over a dice • nlcs name at a gambling den on High- j ' Knler Through Skytl-ltfai v; way 01 Saturday night added an-1 Acccss _o ench s'.orc was mndei other victim to the list of "kill- through a skylight. At the Bowers • • Ings" there. I store thc burglars used a ropo and • Reecc Coiilncy, 28, reputed to be'pulley, attached to the skylight,-to. the operntor of u roadhouse near \ ovct themselves Into the store. ' .Sleclc, Mo., was mortally wounded |Tn c ropc ^m pu lley had been used a lives; of 'Papa Joffre. know-, by Henry Khnw, said to Imve bccn<| 0 i omr i nr( , c Cl>kcs of . cc lnlo the •' his formidable courage, be-1 "banker" of the dice game, at j r cfrl B cratlng box of thc store's cold llevcd he might continue the un- the- Stntc Lino arch. storage system. • • •-- -'-.-•-'• equal struggle for daya. Madame] According to reports Coatney bc-j" Employes "of' Dowers'- slorc 'this ' Joffre telegraphed her thanks to came incensed over beavy losses morning stated that as far as could I King Alfonso of Spain who sent sintered at the gambling table ascertained o>iy a few packages-, started nStcr Shaw with a knlfo.i 0 [ cigarettes and the bag of pen-'The bunker of tho BMUC whipped. ,,i CSi left-'on a shelf under the cash' out a pistol and fired three times' register, were taken from the store. ' at Cnalney with every bullet luk-j Tlle rolM , aUaclimcnt was removing elfect, it Is stilted. !„, _ ronl lhe 5ltyl | ght of'the grocery: • Coatney wns rushed to tho Blj--- storf! nnd fc mv , A through thc sky-- thevllle hospital here where iie ) le i,t ot the Mead store so that the. succumbcd early Sunday morning. j n tmders could lower themselves: Shaw rode to Camtliersvllle and U i, 0 lllB landing. The burglars en-' surrendered to the Pcmlscot, coun- countered-dlfnculty 'In entering'the.-':- ty sheriff. Ho wis released on clothliij slore where iron bars .had?* bond, after being formally charged been-.placed riindcr the sky"-"''"' with thc shooting. Shaw claimed ujin_f'<)ni- bar^as a lever hovs I to have shot In self-defense. , . ! tire colil)«r>.su'cMede'dVln ,,Both itiea are known ^s ^touKlil n ju>uu^^-.iJ».A^,-<w-^vi.. , charncters,' 1 according to oTfice*ft.' r^ j t i la message of sympathy. .No.Cluc in Bn.ital Murder I °Bom e »n,. ,, I ' of Sisters. .. i BLACKWELL. Okla., Dec. 29.' (UP)—Search for a manlnc who killed two school teachers Tonkawa In northern Oklahoma continued todny. Aid of all peace officers In the state was enllslcd today when Lv- man Constant, 34, a former Inmnts of the state hospital for the Insane, wns released at Enid nnd offleers admitted they were mere pu7ile:l than at any time since they found : small man or boy to slip bt.*'eeu the bars. '. Follcc Promise Acllon The rope still dangling from" the . ! skylight and a section of stove pl]ic lying across a counter where ._It hnd fallen disclosed thc rob>ry . to employes of the store this morn-!. i ing. Scattered boxes of ties, shirts, n \V1' T-* I Pk OA.UtLUkt^l UU.\£O UL LL^O, OtllLLa, La ton -Win right to rre- socks and gloves Indicated that V CL i ! many articles had been removed Serve YOUngStOWn Sheet |n nd employes believed tnat an m- ancl Tube Company. vcntory would disclose a number of Arkansas public schools C. M. missing suits nnd overcoats from Rogers banks which cur- the stock wardrobes. today \yhen collli< | ned a cc ,,sWera'b!e amount" qf! : other sports. The hall will be used I j sallnnt escaped in their car, willed LITTLE HOCK, Dec. 20. (UP) miles lc ™nled an Injunction bloc^. intoxicating liquor. nMrksmhip Honors In 1912 Company ^attained one of thr most unusual distinctions of | ,. any national guard unit in the Alien country when ninety per cent of I its members qualified in marksmanship. Along during this timej the company with several regiment- j Funeral services will be conduct- '. menl °~ r sl " lilar " atllre n = ai " 5t Fldl Action On ApprODl'ia- on was " ol prosse ' " :today by the annual convenllon of' I the American Association of Unl- ; The break wns led by Joseph e.i, Brother i oi Local People, Dies, lion Expected by House Life Insurance Sales i N H , B k Nc:<l Monday. , ?18 509,000,000 in 1930 WASHINGTON. Appropriation ol Dec. 29 (UP) — . NEW YORK, Dec. 29. (UP)—Life $45,000.000 for insurance sales for 19M will total .verslly Professors. I Action ngnlnst the schools. I T t)lc CAMPBELL. Mo.. Dec. 29.— Ar- Burns, sentenced to life Imprison? ' guments before Federal Judge C. ment for murder, who opctvo:! a cell iB. Farris were given Saturday in house door with n kel fashioned st - ^"ls l» »'= case of the city cf ' from n spoon. Burns and eleven C lir I.' i 'University of MisslRsipnl the Mis- T'COm WasningtOn sUsippi A and M College ' tlv Cam P lK ' 1 vs - tnc Arkansas-Missouri others, all characterised as despcr ' MIssi=slpoi State Collese for Wo" ; Power col "P :ln y ln whlcn the lat- ' ate men, tried to run for freedom. -i men, "and the Mississippi Stale col- ( f r conccm Ls £eekln S to r^' Prison guards put down the rebal- the local municipal light onri pov.-- ' lion. Firemen and policemen of City surrounded the walls iv attempted break. HELENA. Ark.. Dec. 20. <UP> tition. Among the most consistent | here frequently, was ill for tiyoj atJons'c'ommUtffc'sa'id tiic full com- mcmbcrs - dy approved "The life Insurance policies own- j clc <i tcd tocby ' T1 ! e "™ bank '*'"': 1 replace tne recently closed First Na- j tional bank. tional matches. In 1900 members of Company M| brothers nnd sisters who live ii, j Senator Vandenbtirg, Republican, c n • i • IT were called out to guard the coun- Sharon and Fort Worth. Texas. , Michican. anounced after a call at ..eve? rensh in Hotel ty Jail at Osceola following the slaying of Eluck Knight by Ves Harper. Young Harper and his father were held prisoners at the time when feeling was running high after the killing which occurred nt Clear Lake, near Blytheville. Ves Harper Second Victim oi Potts : the White House today that he i had give up his proposal for cash. 1 payment cf adjusted compensation' Fire at Cochrane, Ont. Bond Issue ed by Commission in Automobile Crash «° prepare their Hrlofs"in the cas? WASHINGTON. Dec. 23. (UP)— and the same period of time will The Big Pour railroad received au- probsbly be asked at thc end of the thorizatlon from thc Intarslats a period of fifteen days In wr.i;h ! . be 8 ivcn '» thc malter ro1 ' (hc » s Srirmfino- SlIPrnmK* to war vct.?rRiis and is now working COCHRANE. Ont., Dec. 29, (UP' snooting ouccurnos on a coniprom , sc plan . _ At lcasl seven Ilvcs werc Ios , lr MEMPHIS, Dec. 29 (UP) — . afterwards, 4MCil*l£^.n JO, ijTvv< +* \\jrr — -. 1 1* 1 It* Wounds which he received Sat- /.afiashde at Algiers . , ,.,,., , , , longed upon conviction of murder, ""Jay midnight when he resisted but his father, whose life Com- "ic attempt of four deputes to search of the as one of the outstanding deeds of thc company dr ri P r ris command by Captain Little. I" 1811 and 1912 Company M nuarded thc Mississippi River levee bfUwrcn Hickman Bend and a point (Continued on Page Five) in n fire which broke out early today in the Queens hotel here, and other bodies were expectd to be dl$Buries Forty Natives covrftl «'-=» (htl n ^™« ' sufficiently to allow a scar ALGIERS. Dec. 29. (UP)—Be-' nlins ' resulted In the death of Glenn tween 40 and 50 natives were bv , _. . Gurlcy. lieved burled today under a land- ATHly I'iySJ R.:Ucd Gurley's brother, Lloyd, 32, was Elide on the edge of lhe city. Seven killed when the officers and men bodies hive been recovered beaan a gun battle at Potts Camp, Holly Springs. Miss. Four men 1930 Prosperous Year for Picture Industry CHICAGO. Dee. 20. (UP)—T! moUon picture industry, represent- He suffered a fractured skull and Ing an Investment of about two bit- , painful bruises. lion dollars, enjoyed comparative i —- prcsperlty during 1930. a business. review published by Halsey-Stuart! Another Oklahoma City rrtmmMx- cii/^ trt-Tiv I * company said today. ur li D i Ii R n .'.«J, figures. Well breaks IIS BOimas 0 [ ,, lor STOCKHOLM. (UP)—The number of moose killed In Sweden dur-: ing the three days open season this year was 5,082, according to official Tills means an Increase : and maturing debentures. WEATHER Hardy Hotel Burns ARKANSAS — Fair tonight and , not much chanp? In tern- i I.SBO over 1028. snce eaclnima OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 29. (UP) ! Is worth about $50. the total valus u "auire. — - ! of thc ° ld ^ w C " 5 in t , hs '.^w^ 005 ' k " 10d '" 193 ° U ab ° Ut ' According lo the official weatlwr HARDY. ARK., Dec. 29 (UP)- Oklahoma City field blew out to- j **18,CCJ. _ 'observer, Charles Phillips, tho Wuhpelon Inn, the forty-room day nnd was flowing wild. , minimum temperature here yester- summer resort hotel here, was The number one En-.ers3ii Joyce ' Bl.OOMINGTON. Ind.. (UP) — day was 29 degrees and tho max- - • , . ««...>.*(.! I..JVK, *i«^» utit, woo me nuiiiwji u^c ^.ii.uiajji yu^uc. Hi.uoMji\uicjj4 ma (UP) — Qtt y was *» Qcgrecs ana ino maxi hive been rccoveren fr-r, ERIE, Pa., Dec. 20. (UP)-Lt.! completely destroyed by fire yes- well, one location south of tlu dls- j Ja mes Goodman for 22 years con- Imu. 42 degrees, one Inch of snow, i, a r.tll ca]!;cl Mustapha Supoi'br Harold Sherwood. 28. of thc a:mv '• tcrday. The hotel, situated In tho covery well, was shooting gr, lnto: s :able -f Blcomlnaton -o*ns-i.p On the same day a ago the i which bin -led several nal.vos home? ; air corp«, was killed today when his i foothills, of the Ozarte, has been the air at the rale of 40,000,000 cii- has resigned from his office rather minimum temperature was 32 de- arrested it the time today were Sr.tur;hy ni 3 ht. Hec?nt hsa\yralr.s. plane crashed at the farm of hi;! a summer retreat for residents of bit; feel dally. Drillers said there than serve papers evicting three gr«* and released under heuvy bond, I caused tne landslide. j parents near hero. nearby cities. [was danger of the gas caching fire, widows from houses grces: clear. the maxiuin, 53 de-

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