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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOLUMK XXXV—NO. 17. _____ ^ Blythcvilla Courier Mississippi Valley leader Blythevwe iu.rn)d DU >thcvH lo Daily THE^DOMINANT^NETO1>APER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI -•i. KMTHKVH,LB, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, Al'KH, 7, I'm SMS TOM Japan Cautions Against Display of Armed Strength Near Asia Hi 1 Unilfd 1'rcss Japan warned the United Stales and Soviet Russia today against . displaying armed strength within the I'omidnrles of licr self imposed guardianship over Asia. The warning, voiced by ollicial .spokesman Rear Admiral Klyoshi Nofln, n-as coupled with a cal'l by War Minister General Sngiyana fnr extracrdinavy cfl'oi-ts to increase Japanese fighting strength. T!ie naval s(>okesman, elaborating a Japanese form of Monroe doctrine for the western Pacific, said Japan regarded herself as a peacefully inclined defender of an Asiatic sn'.n which lie did not definitely define. Increased American naval build- in-j. extension of the United States naval frontier toward Asia and increased naval activities within the western Pacific were resented and of grave concern to Japan, he said. The same applied lo Russian naval concentrations. Nova added. Meanwhile the European partners of the dictatorial bloc continued actlye. with rebel armies pressing government forces desperately \i\ ll:e last, stage ol the Spanish war. Loyalist troops, which rallied for a final stand before Barcelona and at Tortcsa, on the "life line-' highway through government territory, were under terrific pressure. Refugees Ded into France in increasing numbers. One "lost legion" of more than -l.OOO loyalist troops was .struggling .through the Pyrenees • towardUiio;'French frontier. -• , . 7'iic .loyf lls^s 1 ' stuVclung to Tor- tea. but_ tlielr defense of. .B3r.ce.;. l r ua's power source In eastern Cat alojiia was weakening. The government threw every man and <many wcmen volunteers Into construction nf fortifications around Barcelona. Die government. meanwhile, sought lo weaken the nationalist offensive by launching attacks on I he long quiet sector \vest of Toledo without decisive results. Evangelist Is Speaker At Rotary Luncheon The Rev. G. F, Bell, D. D., of Montreal, N. o., who Is conduct- inn services at the First Presby- ti'riau church here as part of the cily-wide evangelistic movement, lold of mountain hiking and other interesting activities of the section of the country from which he comes at . the weekly luncheon meeting of the Rotary club' al the Holel Noble today. Guests nt the meeing were: H. S. Pirkens of Kansas City, Kans., Hichard Weiss of Brlnkley, Clarence Wtlbourn of Paragould, Bert lynch Jr.. of St. Louis, the Rev. S. H. Salmon. Robert Kemp of Memphis. N*gro Boy Is Killed By Train At Bassett 11ASSETT, ArkiTApr. 7—A two- year-old negro boy, was struck and in«tantly kilted by\a. south bound Prifco freight train about three o'clock yesterday afternoon. He v.as the sou of Will Stevens, ne- gro. The accident occurred at a crossing near (he railroad station here. Dies Suddenly Of Hearl At lack Tile Rev. Oils Andrews of Memphis, general evangelist, of the Southern Methodist churches, who was conducting an evangelistic meeting at the First Methodist church, was found dead this morning In his bedroom at the home of the Rev. and Mrs. H. Lynn Wade. Rev. Otis Andrews Was Conducting Methodist Church Services Here SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS NATION ill T€LL *^ BY BOB — BURNS _ There's nothln' as small as a man blamln' his short-comings on a woman, but it looks like If a man's weak enough he'll do it no matter how high a station he occupies. I read the other day of a man «ho absconded with several million dollars and he said he did it lo please a woman's vanity, in the same paper I read about a man lieln' arrested for petty larceny. The Judge says "This Is the fourth lime you have broken Into that dress shop and stolen a dress." The man says "No, Judge, I broke In once and stole a dress and then my wife made me take It back and change It three limes." Demonstrators Fight With . Police As Collapse of Blum's Cabinet Nears PARIS. Apr. 1. ,lUP)^Sporadfc rtoling broke out In the heart of Paris' tonight as thousands of workers Jammed the boulevards near the Luxemberg gardens in a demonstration against, the approaching collapse of Leon Blum's Popular Front government. More than 5,000 mobile guards and police were massed in the district on the left bank near the senate. Demonstrators smashed chairs from cafe terraces and used them as clubs. Police retaliated with night sticks, In a clash on the boulevard St. Nichel, o policeman was knifed In the le». It was estimated that between 2.000 and 3.030 workers were in the demonstrations, which paralyzed traffic. The demonstrators ripped iron grills from around trees on the boulevards, preparing to use them on the police. The police sought to push the crowd back slowly, without starting general rioting. Under their pressure, directed by Roger Longeron,' prefect of police, the crowds singing the communistic Internationale, were being pressed back toward the river. Mrs. George R. Calhoun Succumbs At Nashville Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at Nashville, Teiui., for Mrs. George R. Calhoun. mother of Mrs. Russell Phillips, who died yesterday afternoon al three o'clock, at her home there. Mrs. Calhoun, who had been ill for several months from cancer, recently underwent an operation in a Nashville hospital after having undergone treatment In a Memphis hospital. Mrs. Phillips, who had spent most of her lime with her mother, returned to Nashvlle about ten days ago when Mrs. Calhoun's condition became critical. Mr. Phillips and daughter. Betty, went over yesterday morning and were there when she died. Mrs. Callioun had many friends In Blytheville, where she had frequently visited during the years Mrs. Phillips has resided here. She is also survived by another daughter, Mrs. Patty Knight, also of Nashville. Mr. Phillips and Betty will r.'obably return from Nashville Saturday but Mrs. Phillips will remain for a longer stay with AITS. Knlgbt and other members of the family. A number of Blytheville people P-'an to attend the funeral services, which are to be held at ten o'clock, at the residence. 200-25th Avenue North. Chicago Corn open high low close May 60 00 593-4 597-8 Jul. 61 1-8 013-8 61 61 The Rev. Otis Andrews of Memphis. -10-year-old ranking general evangelist of Southern Methodist churches, was found dead In his, bedroom this morning al the homi' of the Rev. and Mrs. II. Lynn Wade, where he was a guest while conducting an evangelistic meeting at ihe First Methodist church. Dealh. caused by a heart attack. Is believed (o have been about 10 o'clock last night, according to W. H. Stovall, coroiKT. and physicians. He was found lying on the Moor. face- down, us if lie had fallen forward when he was stricken. D. Ward Milan), singer from Lincolnton. N, C., who Is assisting in the meeting-, discovered the body at 8:30 o'clock when he went to summon the minister after he did not appear for breakfast. The death of the guest evangelist, which stunned those who have met him since he arrived Saturday to assume charge of one of the five meetings being held for two weeks In u program sponsored by the Ministerial Alliance, will not cause any break in Ihe planned program, It was announced this morning. The morning service of the First Methodist church was held, as planned, with the Rev. George McGehee, pastor of the Methodist church at Dell, filllnj; the pulpit. The Rev. George w. Bell, 'pastor of the Harris Memorial Methodist church at Memphis, a brotlier-in- law of S. K. Garrett, will take up the leadership of the meeting and will, preach his first sermon tonight following his arrival this afternoon. -He will conduct both the morning and night services dally until Easter. Members of the Ministerial Association met this morning and at the request of the Rev. Mr. Wnda It was decided to continue the program, launched about ten weeks ago for a city-wide religious campaign. Services are also being held at the First Baptist. First Presbyterian, First Christian and First Church of the Nazarene. The breakfast and business meeting, planned"'for Friday morning, will also be held at the First Pres- oyterian church. The evangelists' last sermon was last night when he preached to the largest audience since the services started. "The Cry of Blind Bartimaeus" was the theme with the text "Jesus, thy son of David, have mercy on me". He closed the service with a fervent plea for those "who are blind to see before it Is too late." The Rev. Mr. Andrews, who was born at SenatoWa, Miss., received his college education at Millsaps college. Jackson, Miss. He was formerly superintendent of Methodist missions in Memphis, which work included the charge of the goodwill mission. As general evangelist of the Southern Methodist church he was privileged to conduct services anywhere in the southern church and In the northern church, being one of only ten or 12 men who have this ranking work in Methodist evangelistic fields. He has held this position for the past seven years. His last two meetings before coming to Blytheville were conducted at Phoenix, Ariz., and from here he was to go to Murphysbsro, III. He is survived by his wife, who Is at the family residence, 710 North Seventh street, Memphis. They had no children. The remains will be taken lo Memphis late this afternoon bv the Hanna Funeral home and funeral arrangements will be compleled later today. Chicago Wheat open high low close May 811-2 823-4 811-2 821-2 Jul. 791-4 80 791-4 793.4 Twenty Physicians Hear Talks By Specialists Approximately 20 members of the Mississippi County medical association attended the meeting of this organization Tuesday night at the Blytheville hospital when Dr. J. L. McGehee, of Memphis, spoke on the "Operative Treatment of Hemlae" and Dr. Lyle Motley, also of Memphis, spoke on "Gastro Intestinal Symptoms," Among the out of town doctors present were: Dr. A. E. Robinson of Leachvllle, Dr. Gene and Dr. George Atkinson- of Manila, Dr. W. J. Sheddan uf Osceola, Dr N. B. Ellis of Wilson, and Dr T F Hudson of Luxora. Bakersfield, Calif., Is the site of the deepest oil vrell ever drilled In the United states. The well Is 10,440 feet deep. With severe traveling dollies replacing the glamorous attire familiar to her screen fans, Greta Garbo ducks her head to avoid lacing the camera as she was snapped while walking outside the Vatican museum In Rome with Leopold Slokowskl. The famous conductor whom she has been visiting In Italy amid rumors of romance, Is seen nt rear hastening to catch up with her. Roosevelt Considers Submitting Request For More Relief Funds WASHINGTON, Apr. 7. C0P)- Presidenl Roosevelt had under con-, slderation today plans to attack depression with a recovery and relief program, estimated to range from .$2,500.000,000 lo $1000000000. The program was understood to Include both direct spending and long term loans with and without Interest. The White House acknowledged that a new plan was on itfr, Roosevelt's desk for possible submission to congress but details were not Immediately lorthcom- Int'. WASHINGTON, Apr. 7. (UP)- 1 Chairman Carter Glass (Dem., Va.) of the senate appropriations commute:; today ssld he believed the president would ask a 1939 lellef appropriation of $1,250000,000. Glass emplm : 7td thai he be- licred the $ 1,950,000,000 would be asked by the president as a "starter" townrci meeting relief needs during the next fiscal year. He did not estimate the total amount that mtjV be required. The appropriation committee chairman said he expected to receive the president's message on the relief appropriation next weok. Wiggly Store Is Making Improvements A number of improvements Intended to facilitate shopping and contribute to the general appearance of the store will be completed at Plggly Wlggly tomorrow, according to Parker Cassldy, manager of the local grocery. Most noticeable among the Improvements are new type fixtures throughout the store. The modern display shelves all are designed wilh tilted base, -providing a handler and more convenient method of displaying merchandise placed on lower shelves. Olher new fixtures which correspond In style are a new checking counter, market fixtures and a special fish and poultry counter. A number of additional display tables will also be Installed. The store has ben redecorated Inside and out. Interior walls have been remodeled In attractive ce:o- lex design, giving the store a trim, new appearance. The work has been underway for several days and Is expected to be completed tomorrow. Mississippi House Had Voted Impeachment Trial For Land Commissioner JAOKSON, Miss., Apr. 7 (UP)— Land Commissioner R. D. Mooro, charged with ''high crimes and misdemeanors In ofllcc", resigned today and averted impeachment trial scheduled for April ig. The resignation was tendered Gov. Hugh t. White shortly before noon. The house, at the request, of Us Impeachment, managers, dismissed the nine charges against the aged official, who twice during hectic sessions of the prolonged session, refused to quit under fire. The senate Immediately met In executive session to approve tho house action and to disorganize as an impeachment court. To Hold Smith Funeral Rites Friday Afternoon Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock, at the residence of her mother, Mrs. J. P. Smith, on the Barfleld road for Mrs. Juanlta Smith, wife of Thomas Smith, who died late Tuesday night at the Blytheville hospital after a three weeks 111 ness. The Rev. Alfred Carpenter, pastor of the First Baptist church, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. H Lynn Wade, pastor of the Firs I Methodist church. Burial will be made at Elmwood cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Bob Smith of Steele. Fred Corkran, John Burns, J. W, Purtle, Oene SyVes Tom Phillips. MBtc Simon anc William Hunt. Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Bradsher. Ernest Halsell Frank Wllks, of Carulbersville Bernard Jaggcrs. Dudley Denton Elbert HulTman, Paul Lyman, anc Dixie Crawford, Flower girls will be: Miss Delia Fay SyJces, Miss Carol Lauderdale Mrs. Gene Sykes, Miss Carmer l-ewls, Miss Louise Luttrell, Miss Edith Edds, Miss Miriam Smith and Miss Peggy Long. Mrs. Smith's brothers, Henry of Houston, Texas, Marion of Porl Arthur, Texas, and Mark anr; Charles, of Miami, Fla., are expected to arrive this afternoon. Mr and Mrs. 8. St. Fowikes of Car- Uthersvllle, brother and sister In law of Mrs. J. F. Smith, are already here arid they will be Joln- r ed tomorrow' by other relatives oi |thc elder Mrs. Smith from Forrest City, v/heatlcy and Memphis. Cobb Funeral home Is In charge of funeral arrangements, TEST 1 Scores Triumph In First First Clear Cut Decision In House WASHINGTON, Apr. V. (UP)— 'lu; house, under full pressure from 'rr.slrti'iit lioo.revnlt'B congressional i'lulevs, today defeated a motion o kill the executive department rorgniir/nlkm bill, vollng 101 lo liiB lo conllmie consideration of ire measure. The motion to strike Ihu bill's •nading clause nixl Ml! Ilin measure wns entrred by Hup. Jolin J. O'Connor (Dan., N. y.). Quickly reforming administration lines, shattered during 22 hours ot explosive dclrale over five days, Ktinlnlslriillon lenders forced tho t)lll Inlo rending of amendments, lopcfiil for tuilck ncllon utter tlielr trltiinpli In the flvst olcnr cut test of strength. The toller vote cnmo on motion of Rep. Uiulscy Warren (Dem,, N. C.l, n lender In tho administration's tight for pnssago of tlio 1)111. Warren demanded the teller vote nftcr a previous voice vote on the motion to strike the enacting- clause resulted In a vocal blnst from opponents and proponents which was Indecisive. Embattled opponents of the measure, undismayed by tlielr defeat In the showdown, were expected to make new assaults on thu measure ns debate, continued, O'Connor, In complellnv his argument far the motion to kill, said should he meet detent,, "we will keep on lighting." Considers Tan Revision WASHINGTON, Apr. 1. <UP>Tho senate todny begun consideration of the general tax revision bill with chairman Pat Harrison XDeiri., Miss.) -of the :flhnnce committee urging its adoption' In tho form reported—-minus the untlls Crlbuted profits tax. •Harrison, making an urgent plea for speedy consideration of the bill, carried (he light to the admlnlfi- tratlon, which opposed elimination of Uio undistributed profits tax and modification of the capital gains levy In the house up- proved bill. 'T believe we Imva written a bill tliat veil! go for toward ro- raovlng the fear that exists in this country and restoring confidence which some have lost," Harrison said. He reiterated Jils claim Umt.llio philosophy of -the "recovery tax bill" vtns taken from tho "wise words" of Secretary of Treasury Henry Morgcnthnu Jr. Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS, Apr. 1. (UP)— Cotton futures dosed steady today, off seven to ten points. open hl'h lov close May 855 859 851 8S1 •Jill 802 BG5 858 858 °e' 871 871 '800 80S Dec 87! 873 SCO KM •Jan 872 872 8G8 8G8 Mnr 870 870 872 872 Siiats closed nulet nt 861. off Stock Prices NEW YORK, April 1 (UP) — Trading on the stock market today was at the lightest levels of the year with prices fluctuating narrowly. Bonds were mixed, wheat rose more than a cent a bushel. A. T. & T 123 1-2 Anaconda Copper 2-11-1 Associated L>. o. 5 Beth. Slcel 43 Boeing Air 23 1-4 Chrysler 40 Cities Service .' i Coca Cola ...1121-8 General Electric 30 3-8 General Motors 28 1-2 Int. Harvester 54 Montgomery Ward 27 1-2 N. Y. Central 12 Packard 4 Phillips Petrol 31 Radio , 55. Echenley DIM IB 1-; Simmons u 1- Socony Vacuum 12 1-2 Standard of If. J 42 5-8 Texas Corp 35 7-8 U. 3. Steel 41 1-3 Farmers' Auction Held Today Despite Rain "llnln or shtno llio auction goes on" unit the weekly auction sates of the Missco corporation was held today di'^pllu u stonily downpour. At neon, ine grounds were crowded with cum and selling was brisk wllli (,'ood prices. Lust Thursday, tlie first sale net- led sellers slightly under $2,600. All But $55,000 In Cul- livalicm Checks Has Been Received Agricultural cultivation checks amounting to $353.000 have been received here during the past, ten nays lor farmers in the north end ol Mississippi county who participated In the government crop control program of Inst your, It was announced -today by D. a, Ijindlp, county agricultural agent. Thero Is yet ft lolnl of $55,000 In checks to arrlva. Of tills amount, checks totaling $30,000 are expected within the next ten dnys but there will be a longer delay In tho remaining $25,000 worth because) of adjustments having to be made In several cases. PERM Sill II Jury Unable To Agree In First Trial; May Recess Livestock Percy Shelton, fatmer, went on trlalhi circuit crlmlnat'cOUrT'lUri this morning for a second time on a murder charge In the death 'of J. D. Stamcy, Doll, early last fall. A jury was unablo to agree- on a verdict al tho first trial In November, The regular session, which opened Monday, will probably draw to a close late today. Fred Flecman, O. E. Orlgger and clarence H, Wilson were' named commissioners tx- select jurors for the next criminal court term. The state charges that Sheltoii beat young SUmoy with an auto emergency brake handle so severely that he died several days after the alleged attack. Shclton contends thai he acted In self defense after Being attacked by Stamcy. Ill fecl- Uig tvds said to have existed between tho defendant and the. slain man for some time, acne E.'Bradley Is attorney for tho defendant. A Jury early last night found Percy White guilty of receiving stolen property and fixed his punishment at three years' Imprisonment. Trial was suspended for several hours while officers and a relative of the defendant motored to I'ortugeville, Mo,, In search of n Mr. Phillips. Tho defendant, contended that ho made an honest mistake In that he believed he wa_ .trying to start on auto bslongina to his friend, Mr. Phillips, when apprehended In s. I,. McCullough's auto a short time after it had been stolen In another section of tins city. He was represented by Claude F. Cooper. Russell Baxter of Kennett, Mo. entered a plea of guilty lo a charge of assault with Intent to rape and pss.iliig of sentence was deferred until the fall term of court. He admitted the attack on a school girl here some time ago. Zal B Harrison was counsel for Baxter. Bud Adams, luka, Miss., youth entered a plea of guilty to a charge of assault with a deadly weapon and was fined $50 after considerable evidence had been presented In his trial on a felony charge of I assault with Intent to kill. The attack occurred near a beer parlor here several weeks ago when Pat Patterson was knifed. Marcus .Fletz and Pery Wright represented Adams by appointment of the court. 8 Lennie Fisher was acquitted of a " charge of receiving stolen property. He was represented by Mr. cooper. Matilda Hollman, accused of disturbing the peace and public drunkenness and Randolph Jacks, charged with public drunkenness was also acquitted. Mr. cooper was their attorney. ,EAST ST. LOUIS, HI., April 7. (UP)—Hogs: 5,500. Top, 3.80. 170-230 Ibs,, 8.65-8.75. 140-160 Ibs., 7.85-8,35. Bulk sows, 7.60-7.85. Cattle, 2,500. Steers, 7.75-9.10. Slaughter steers, 6,60-9.75. Mixed yearlings and heifers, 7.00-8.25. Slaughter heifers, 8.00-8.76, Beof cows, 5.25-6.25, Wew York Cotton NEW YORK. April 7. (UP)—Cotton closed steady. open high low close ... 845 847 ... 850 ... 857 .,.- 859 ... 865 May Jul. 0:t, Dec. Jan. Mar. 855 861 863 835 868 838 844 853 855 857 863 835 844 853 855 85? 864 Spots closed quiet at 844, oft 9 TO SHE EMIT m GUT: All-Time Record April Snow Falls In Chicago And Vicinity LITTLE ROOK, Apr, 7 (UP)-i Sub-freezing temperatures for Ato> ansas, forecast for tonight by,ttt>' redd-ill weather bureau, caused th» entire stale to prepare for ». ml4 spring cold wave. . .... ,[ A low of 33 degree* was sxpact* cd In Little. Rock tonight, -, th« weather bureau said, and oth«. sections of the state will have lows' ranging between 24 and 32 degrees.' Meanwhile the flood situation'; seemed subsiding In the state,--'de» ; splto heavy rains last night,'wf(t. .oday. Weather officials said flood :hrcats would not become alarm- ng unless rains were Incessant Heaviest rainu last night wera : lii tlie fiouthern section of Uie stats. ' Thu ouachtta river was rtsfiag ilowly at Arkadelphla, th« wwtow Bureau reported, but it wa« not «•" pccted to near flood «tage. ••-.'.". , : In northern Arkansas exteniliri' osses were suffered In the appl* ind peach growing seotloni. imriitl plantation owners riear Wynne f»i xirtcd more than half of thalr ani^ .Iclpated yield of peaches probably md been lost, duo to cold we»ther if the past few days. Preparing for the expected. fre«z« onlght farmers sought to save tha .-emalmlor of their early crops by .se of smudge pots. Northern V. S. BUoluicd By Unltri Pr«»i Additional nnows we re, predicted for mld--westem states todiy - as titles and towns from the Rociy Mountains to the Atlantic ' duj -, their way • cut of . a? mld.iprhig- bllzzard , ftnd^Jjfij^ri^rjBtoratlon i)t "•-. (ransportatloh and .porarriurUcatloa 5 "' services., •'••. - •" ' f. :• -, .!;•";••'-•;":,• , Tho storm still raged la part* of tlio northwest states and know continued to fall along the eastern seaboard and in scattered section* of the Rocky Mountain region^',: Whole communities wers taolaUd and trafDo. was .paralyzed by'-tii« Jl-uard. . - ':. United States weathsr .forecMt-' ars said tha snows, expected in. tfis midwest would not be heavy enough". to cause great Inconvenience In ur- ' ban areas but probably would calls* •: additional losses to fruit growers ; in southern Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. The crops, which budded weeks ahead of schedule, because ot the. early spring, already have suffered heavy damage from th'a cold wave. However, farmers In the drouth areas where sub-soil moli-. lure has been .below normal' said che snow and rains which accompanied It would do more good than iiarm. It was a boon to whiter •vheat particularly, they said.' The north central statea were tho worst sufferers. Chicago and its suburbs were bogged down by 9.1 .nches o! snow—an all time "April .-ecord ana the heaviest fall of "the year. A thres inch fall was recorded in New York City. It still was snowing there today. Transportation services were restored lo normal on the principal traffic arteries In Chicago today; They had been disrupted since the storm struck suddenly early Wednesday. More snow was expected. In Ohio scores of communities were Isolated as communication unes snapped under heavy coatings of Ice and snow. Airplane travel to and from Chicago was at a standstill. I Loan Issue Is Placed Before Burdette Voters A special election Is to be 'held In the Burdette, school district, Number 23, April 22, at which the qualified electors will vote on the question of applying for a loan from the state revolving loan fund, and the levying of a special tax of three mills annually on tho assessed valuation of the taxable property in this district for so long as Is necessary to repay th» loan and the Interest incurred. The election will be held at ttt» Burdette school during the aft«noon. WEATHER Arkansas — Mostly cloudy, coM wave and freezing temperatures tonight; Friday partly cloudy, colder in extreme northeast portion, slowly rising temperatures in northwest portion. Memphis and vicinity—Rain «nd much colder tonight; lowest temperature tonight, 32 to 38; Frtd»y fair and colder. '. " * The maximum temperature hers vesterday was 76, minimum (S, cloudy, according to Samuel F. Ko:rLs, oSicUl weaUur olwrw.