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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 23, 1936
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XXXIII—NO. BlythertU* Courier BlythMllle D«llj Newt Benin Mluluippl VtJlej Lwdtr THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND BOUTHEASV MISSOURI ULYTHKUILLU, ARKANSAS, TUIOSDAY, JUNH 21), 1<):!0 SINGLI'l COMBS FIVE CENT8 ACCEPTS REPUBLICAN Awaiting Renomination Democrats Cheer Wildly Opens as Chairman Convention iiv tvn; c. UiiUil Press Sta« Ccrrcsjinmlnit CONVENTION HAIL, Philadelphia, June 23 (UPl — chairman James A. Farley today 0])enccl the , Licmccrnlic national convention wilh n rearing counlcr-iuinok :i7i>ii)Et Ifcpublican attacks r->on IIit; New Deal'. He set (telesales ofr In the first big demonstration oi the 10:15 convention wllli a tint declaration that the issue of tlie presi- dei.'.ial cvnpai/ni this year Is "the continuance of the Ne-v Deal." Then he touched oir new cheers when lie charged the party with tlie duty af "carrying forward without intevrnption the policies of President Franklin D. Roosevelt." Demcnslralion Follows Speech The delegates, belatedly under assembled the convention hall's Blaring lights, listened eag-. erl.v as Farley denounced the Rs-^ publicans as the party of "huge' financial interests." Finally the> swarmed into the aisles, carry- in? slate standards in a treat mob scene that lasted lens after Farley had completed lu's address. It was tlieir first taste of the frasl of Democratic oratory to be served up to them durin': tlie week's proceedings, which will cul- minatc Saturday in Mr. Ruiiso- velt's acceptance address, and Uiev responded with unrestrained entlnisinsm. Tonight Senator Allen Barkley Afrin .formally; set the ton* cf the Kjfmvcn lion's, (.^.'liberations with hi; >i?i!5ynoK !«i<ito.., : a,;.•••— -.-: : . ; ;>v;:, ' FiRli' Tit'ufts pv«r""l'lalform As Parley leveled his blasl a cross-current of conlliclinv linrlv interests was sweeping up in dispute over the platform.' Gov. Herbert Lehman, of Nev York, entered the platform situation will: a demand for .1 ".scund" mlnhnum wa^e plank--a demand that forecast possible con- llict over a declaration for n constitutional amendment (o accomplish this objective. Senator Walter F. George, of Georgia, announced he would serve on the resolutions committee and there were indications lie woinY Despite victory in his last tattle with Congress—that over the tax bill—the familiar smile of President Roosevelt was lacking as he posed for this new picture during a lull in preparations for golnj to Philadelphia, where his cohorts were preparing to endorse, his nd- ministration w i t h renomlnatlon for the presidency. PflRTl LE1H5 One Guard Killed- Two Wounded in Disorders PORTSMOUTH, O., June 23. (U P)—One guard was killed and two others were wounded in fighting that broke out between guards pickets at the Wheeling steel corporation plant- here today. George Myers, a company guard, was killed, ills companion, W Crank, was seriously wounded and officers said his condition was critical. I). Mitchell, anol'ner guard, was wounded but not seriously. Notorious Prohibition Era Gang Leader Believed Only Slightly Hurt WASHINGTON. June 23 (Oft — Al (Scarface) Capone was .slightly injured today when another pris- cncr at Alcatraz penitentiary attacked him with a pair of scissors, (he department of justice announced. At the Institution hospital an assistant medical olilccr recoiled that, the wound appeared to be superficial, t h e announcement said. Capone's assailant, was named as James C. Lucns, a prisoner 30 years for frcm Texas, scrvln Dissatisfaction^ With FO.VT -;• eis.ivAf fajvs '.iRlanl?" [Ylay, Bring On Fight .• PHILADELPHIA, June 23 (UP) —A tentative New Deal platform without reference to constitutional changes and subject to revision on important planks was circulated among party leaders today at the Democratic national convention. The platform outline, described as representing the views of the president but as yel, incomplete on currency, monopoly and foreign policy, immediately stirred dissention among administration leaders seeking liberalization 01 bank robbery. Lucas was quoted as saying he attacked Capone because he believed he had "squealed" on him. Capone said that Lvcas askc;l him for financial assistance and that he had refused to "istcn to the proposition. Ca]>one was at work in the. clothing room and shower room when he was attacked by Lucas, ' who had gone to the barber sliop, adjoining !)'<• clothing room, for a hair•cut. ,:,-iucas grabbed a pair, of scissors and ran about 10"feet to stab Ca|K>ne in the back. A guard intervened and slopped the attack. Lucas -was placed in solitary confinement. HUH m FED BY COURT Win Acquittals Of Liq% Charges Developed By Under Cover Agents f Lee Jackson, Ooff hole! hHI toy, was found nol guilly '(if charges of selling liquor without a license and selling Iliitipj- 'n Sunday by Mi-nlclpal JtKls-i-i Lcvle Henderson this morning ! The court promptly acquitted, four other ncy'rocs of charges off selling ll(|iior without licenses but withheld ji-'Jgmcnt in the sell- Ing llqr-r on Sunday eases until this afternoon when all were '-acquitted. The negroes are: Olmi-, les nobbltl. bell caplaln at the 1 Hotel Noble; Charley Bills. Hotel] I Noble-; Clyde Thcmpson and Charles Price. Olencoe hotel. J The negrccs were an-ested hsi a result of acllvitles of undercover agents of Earl K. wisp- man, state revenue commissioner.! The undercover agents. J, H.I | Cox. a former llqi-or salesman. I Llllle Dock, and Clyde Cavlnt-ss of Danville, lestlilcd to substantially the same facts In cases against all Ihe negroes, mewl .of the negroes l--|ng tried ' COIICLT- rcnlly. They told of what they called "purchases" frcm the nesro May 31. nl local hotels. In each instance it appeared thai the revenue agents cil'.ed f<~r Ice water (o be delivered to their rooms al the Baby Bapli/cd JAtmy Pilot, 3 Children Are Killed lead conservative Democratic for-1 policy to offset the Lemke third ccs in a fight c jainst pledges foi party appeal to voters more New Deal experimentation. One o£ „ olltstamlin( , com . Labcr plank troubles, however. p]a|nls of fl ]il)cra]s * °™ appeared to be ironed out in a on tne forei ttl , k conference at Washington ci tentatively failed to go further generalized go statements taking the profits out of war and wiiicn made no mention of the important proposal for nationalization of key industries in time of war. President Hoosevelt and John L. Lewis. powerful Uniled Mine WorVoT.s lie:"!. "The continuance of the New Deal is the issue," Farley said. "The question before the American people is clear-cut and cannot be disguise!. That question is: Ich'h vs. "Plain People" "Shall we continue the New,.. „ Deal, which has rescued ourl^ nillor Gerald N >' c <Rc P- N - D -> country from disaster and despair, or shall the government be Innicd back to thc old dealers who wrecked il?" He blamed tlie Republicans for Ihe depression—charged tlial "huge financial inlcresls" had been the backbone of their recent national administrations. These interests, as .soon as "lliev had been rescued from thc depths of loss and again began lo make money" by President Roosevelt's actions in thc crisis of 1933. "exerted their pressure, furnished the lunds and engaged in a crusade of vituperation and detraction in an effort lo destroy thc failh of the people in Ihe president. "He had brought them out of Advocates of a drastic war profit plank began drafting a sub plank and it was reported that whose war proposals were rejected at the Republican convention :«ight come here to aid in pressing the fight. A proposal for inclusion in the Democratic platform of a plank prolecling the rights of agrictil- lural workers lo organize was brought here loday by representatives of the Southern Tenant Farmers union after a conference with labor leaders al Washington. New York Cotton NEW YORK. June 23 (UP) — Cotton closed steady. Regional Attorney Resigns R. A. Post I.TITLE ROCK. June 23 <UP>— Thciuns R. Vaughn loday submitted his resignation as regional attorney for the Rural Resettlement Administration, serving Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana, to join a New York law firm. His place will be filled by Raymond Dcnham, of Montyn'n- ery. Ala., who has been scrvins as an assistant to thc regional ?ltorney. 'Landon's Views .Given Editors July their desperate state when they Oct v.-ere helpless to do it themselves," ~ elcss 1218 • Farley continued, "but he was insisting Hint fortune for the few and poverty for the many did not siKll prosperity and they. feeling themselves threatened with deprivation of Ihc unearned and uneconomic: favors and -privileges they had enjoyed so long, inau- Ruratcd the movement for a return to the old system of cvery- for | hem and nothing for ^^ the plain iieoplc." The republican platform, he , said, wns the result of "the im'ole task of reconciling the Dec Jan March May open high low 1233 1233 1218 11G6 1166 1148 1159 1159 1141 11-12 1157 1157 1142 1143 1159 1161 1146 1146 1164 1166 1152 1152 Spots closed steady at 1228 off 13. New Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS. June 23 (UP) — Tlie cotton market was easlei today with grod sized fluctuation:; The close was 10 lo 16 point: lower. Rains In tlie colton bell, covering much of the area which _- --------- ._„ ..._ Mandpat views of the powers be- [had been complaining of drouth hind ihe minority party with the profit taking from Ihe long slcic] anguished necessity of making a I and a little hedge selling worked pretense of liberalism." | agaii-st values. . "Gov. Alt M. Landon," he con- tinned, "won the nomination for Ihe same reason. He was the candidate whom they could present ___ as conservative enough to meet! Jan the syrelfications of the DuPont Liberty Leaguers in Ihe east \vDlle appearing fiercely liberal open high low close Jrly 1230 1232 1218 12161) Oct 1159 11CO 1H2 U43 Dec 1152 1153 1139 1139 1H4 1145 1130 1130 March 1154 1157 1141 1141 May 1158 1162 115S 1148b and critical ga/.e that this $10,000,000 baby turned on thc world on Hit occasion of his baptism in London. Center v)f all Hits attention Is Lance, son of Ihc Cornt and Countess HiiugjvU:' Kevcntlow. T|ie Ind Is heir to the huge fortune of the former llar- bara Hutton. With the heiress as she held the child tit. thc Mnrl- ana Glencoe hotels and then ask-l 1 ™ 101 '-* 11 House Chapel ceremony were her husband, right, and 1-er ed the negroes to get liquor for! father, Franklin Ilutton. them. Insisting llmt they needed' 11 uadly and giving the iwncjr to gel the liquor tor them. after Ihe liquor either before or was obtained. The revenue agcnt.s were subjected to vigorous cross examination by defense counsel as .to their "under cover" methods and Ihelr drinking proclivities and their past. .' •",...-. •/V.fcks'tm..' thV negro- Xvlio' ''won Immediate acqnlllal. lestlfied thai the revenue agents gave .him niorfey to procure liquor for them on Svnday but Hint hi: wns unable to get It until Monday lhat thc men were "drunk" when! he was called to their room. In I Issues Call (or Return of Reapporlionmenl Petitions A call for the return to him 'of -all oiilstiindlng petition. 1 ! for submission of Ihe proposed con| Etltutlonnl amendment for reap- jiortle.!!' of Ihe Arkansas Icsisia- 'uire was 1 'made "today by - j'. -Mcll Brooks, secielary of the local chamber of commerce. The petitions arc to lie filed .shortly and all must be in his hands before the end of ihi-i week, Mr. Brooks said. He expressed confidence lhat when Ihc support ^ of Jackson's defcnssj petitions are all In they will show " ••-••• ... - ... {1 ^ 1]n | tlcs 0[ more ^ 1(1|( S (njj) qualified voters' cf Mississippi, Giiltendcn, Poinsctt a n d St. Francis counties, the territory as- the George Matthews, Golf room clerk, testified thai the boll boy Had told him of the request of (lie undercover agents on Sunday ar.d Hi..I he had advise him nol lo try to get them an liquor until Monday. He added .hat Cox had stopped al the ho el frequently and Hint he was .Imost always drunk. The other negi KS admitted that they secured liquor for the undercover agents, jvho, mosl of them sattl, appeared to be drunk it the time and belied for llqi-or to "sober up on." f One of the agents left the lights on his car tinned on all nlglit. one micro testified as tending |o srbstnnllalc his story lhat the men were drunk. All Ihc negroes denied making any money for themselves in securing the whisky, claiming Ihey did so only to render a service for Ihe hotel guests. Attorneys for Ihe negroes contended Hint they had not violated Ihc liquor control law In that they acted as agent of thc undercover men or intermediaries in securing the liquor, did not mike the sales, and that the undercover men admitted they dirt not gel Ihe llqv.or to drink (denying that they were drunk* but for evidence thereby taking Ihc sales, if made, out of the provision of the law requiring snlc for "beverage purposes." Ihc deputy prosecutor contended that tlie negroes were guilty as accomplices. If not as principals, of thc olfcnse of sellinj liqror on Sunday. Chicago Wheat July Sep July Sep open high Do 5-8 07 1-2 D6 7-8 98 1-4 low 95 1-4 95 7-8 ClOSC •J5 3-8 D'j Chicago Corn open high GC 1-2 57 3-8 C-l 1-2 C5 1-2 low CG 04 3-8 close M ,1-a 1)4 5-8 Spots closed steady at 1240, off 12. Kansas editors who played such a notable role in the po- liliea' rise of Gov. Alt M. don heard one ot the nominee's llrsl speeches after ho was chosen G. O. P. standard, bearer. Here Landon Is shown al the Kansas Editors' Association meeling In Topeka as tie scored (he suppression o£ news «t II* source. Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS. 111. cUl'l — Hogs 5,000 Top 10.59 170-230 Ibs., 10.35-10.50 140-160 Ibs., D.65-10.35 Bulk sows 8.65-9.00 Cattle 3,000 Steers 6.25-8.00 Slaughter steers 5.00-8.25 Mixed - yearlings antl heifers 7.75-8.40 Slaughter heifers 5.00-8.50 Beef cows 450-5.25 Cutters & low cutters 325-425 signed the local chamber by state organl7atlon sponsoring the amendment. • i A similar nrmber of signatures has been obtained by the .loncs- L'oro chamber of commerce in Craigheart. Jackson, Greene and Clay counties, while other or- ganlrations have been active elsewhere in Arkansas. eastern and southern President Roosevelt Signs New Tax Measure WASHINGTON. June 23 (UP) — President Roosevelt loday signed the $8CO,CCO.OOO tax bill with Us levies on undivided corporation protls which provided one of the major conlroiersics during the closing days of congress. Mr. Roosevelt also put his okay i the Interior department appropriation measure lodny. loss in Fire al Glenwood, Ark., Is Estimated at $400,000 CILENWOOD, Ark., June 23 (UP)—A fire of undetermined origin which destroyed 10|000.000 feel of lumber, two lumber sheds and the pinning mill and equipment of the Caddo River Lumber Co. here was still burning at noon today. No lives were lost, It was believed, iti the fire which started late last night and early today threatened the town. Lumber men said a heavy rain prevented Inn conflagration from engulfing the town ll.wlf. NFW YORK, .lime :!:l (Ut'i — Ueilei'int I lii'lsi"' M. Ba\" -I. army llyei', took his tlnw children with him In a ilralh plun:!« Inl j the sra from the unny trnnspoit. Cliutcar Thierry, lu linearly mornlni; darkness yeMi'r- dny, acKidlni; to a radio mvs- saue from the ;,hh> today. The liawsets boarded the (rnm- j:ort at I'linanm. Olfltt'rs at the Brooklyn army tasci said a board of Inquiry would bo named lo look Into Ihe tragedy. They said they had no details us tn Ihc elrcuniMKnci's surrounding the quadruple deiilh, 101 Wns .P L[ Gangs! ci- Is Arraigned al Si. Paul Today on Kid- naping Charge ST. I'AUU Jirne.2;) (UP)— Alvin Karris, last major Ilgurc In the Harker-Knrpls gang, pleaded not 'Willy loday to federal charges of kidnaping Willlaiii'- Hanim jr.. wealthy SI. Paul brewer. Arraigned at. [lie same lime. Charles Fllzgerald, minor uann- liiml flBiivo, semi-bald and nilildle- imcd, and John Pfellfer, St. Paul night club malinger, also pleaded not. guilty. Edward c, liarthalmey, former pcslmnslor of llcnseiu'llle. 111, lurJ lili arraignment poslponeil until Fildav, lie: Is acci'acd of futnlnh- Ins his. homq. us./ the plate tu hide tlamni licrarelhd. wa.i released for $100.000 raiisoin. ' ' ' ' '' • Home of Grand Parents Roosevelt Signs New James Donald Snider, one-year- old son of Mrs, Flo.wlc -Snider, died at 5 o'cloek'Thls morning- after four days illness, at .I'ne home of his grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. j, i>. Henry, 308 East cherry street. Hesldes his mother he is st:r- vlved ,by a sister. Jennelte, and a brother, EmmclL. Funeral services will be held nl the Full Gospel church laic totlny. Interment will lie made nl Maple Grove ccmcary. 'Ilie Moss Funeral Service Is in charge of funeral arrangements. Dralh Di.iry Hunted SEATTLE (UP) — Far up the „. 'inrfn .slope of Ml. Rainier a parly rlood Control Bill of suvc " climbers pushed forward i" an attempt to nnd Ihc aban- WA6JIINGTON —The 000 Kmcrgency Flood 1 320.000,- Continl ii'.casi'rc authorizing tiie construction of projects in \vldclv scattered sections of the natio.i was signed Monday by President Roosevelt. The president signed the measure after thc usual White llmidu closinv hour. 'Present, al life .'.Ignlni; was MaJ. Gen. Ed,vln i. Markham, chief of the nrmy en- many Hood doned rucksack of Dclmar Faildcn, the boy who froze to death nt 13,000 feet on the mountain last January. H was thought the pack contained a diary w'nlcb would give some clue lo the cause of Paddcn's death. Some Communities Gel . Good Rains, Ollic-rs Lit- llc or None'a! All !!)• lliille,! Press Scattered rains in Arkansas and oilier parts of the Mid-South last nlfilil added thousands of dollars to (be value of growing crops bill In most Instances the rains were not heavy enough to give more than temporary relief, n survey .ihawed loday, • The weather forecasters hold little hope for further lalns in the nciir future. Forecaster F. w. Lirlst at Memphis laid todny (hat the Mid-South area would remain partly cloudy today but Wednes- I'uy will be fair with vising lein- pc'mtures. Italn-i Insufficient In AikunsiiK, Cross county received most benefit last night. Roland Hughes, mtinnglng editor af the Wynne Dally Slav-Proari!ss said 11 started raining about : 7 P in. nnd ruined for three hours. The mln was general over. the. county and was . worth' thousands of dollars to farmers 'of the area. A half Inch was recorded. In nearby St. Panels county, County Agent w. A. Adnms reported "we got. a llghl mln .lutt not nearly enough lo relieve conditions. Rnlns were general over the county but we still need a/ good mln. Crops, especially truck and hay nnd pastures, aie In bad f shape." i He said Crowlcy's nidge farm , ITS were hauling water to thr- IK'estock and that it .would ta-{ heavy rains to refill their we' ' County Ageiil W. A. OWIHM, I Lee .county. reported a bnii, amount' of ,ra!n (nil. not cnongli ^.:r°. ll ! ! )'. c ., n ' i H;£'-sp3 i atid. iHKHiif.: tie salifUiu cotinly Tia'd lioo laid a good rain, in 70 days. 1 Stpclc Gels liiiln hi Crittenden county, 'theie \ only a light shower.,around Mnr- lon but a fairly good rain mound Tun-ell, said County Agent W li Vlnzant. Agent J. O. Fiiltcrlon of Mlssla- slppl county said "we didn't get n drop in pur county, n rained hunt near Steele, f^o., and ciopi, should be liencllttcd gie.Uly In that section. Our (ruck ciops aie gone'and corn hay and pastures. are on Hie way if It doesn't i-alii' soon. It has been two months since we had a good rain.' The rain was spotted in Craig- • head county, snld Agent A. - R. Sulllvant. -We already have lost our lespedezn and clovci ciop,,, mil last night's showers will help some, The north' and northeast parts of the county got no rain at nil." he said. Aboul a half-inch of mln fell at Little Rock. Some juris ' of White county received as much as two inches. Slayer Pleads State Hang Him story of Lake Odessa, which formerly was Bonanza. It moved fro Us former location near a railroad. In 1887 to b; Closing Stock Prices. _ , i .NEW YORK, June 23 (UP) --i The stock market today rose to \ new highs since April 15 In mort- cialely active trading, ran Into i moderate profit taking that was i rcccnipatilcd by dullness, and then ! recovered frcm its lows. A T and T .......... iu<) Anaconda Copper ...... 34 3,4 [ Bethlehem Steel ...... 53 j.i Lincoln Memorial. Navy Utiildln_ and the Naval Air Station on I the Potcmac river banks and a I program to reduce flood dann^cs' of thc Missourl-Ohlo-Missb i[>pi basin. Red Flags Fly When French Sailors Strike PARIS—r.-id flags Hew over ships in Marseille harbor loday when sailers stri-ck. Rightists foiijh* police and Leftists here for me (bird successive day. Sailors abcard French ships In Marseille signalized (he first « ilk- ...... Chrysler .............. 103:1-4! out by running up the Hod tan- Cities Service .......... 5 1-3 | ners; then they prevented oilicus Coca Cola ............ 99 : fiom removing ihe fiajs. General American Tank 48 1-4 1 Tlie walkout allcclcd 50 shirs i several hundred passengers ready lto sail on three liners for Meh - Tank General Electric ...... 35 ].-> i General Motors Inlernatlonal Harvester Mckesson-Robblns Montgomery Ward '. New York Central Packard Phillips Petroleum Radio C5 7-8 83 8 7-3 45 36 3-8 10 0-3! 41 1-4 rrranean |rerls went ashore, but Kiilors refused to move lhc!r I 13- Kago. Algiers hi Hail Muddle , LINDSAY, Oil. (UPl — John Corp 21 3..; Arbaugh was fishing for bass with St. Louls-san Francisco Simmons Bed . Standard of N J Texas Co U S Smelting . U S Steel Warner Bros ... Zontte ......;.,. 2 l-S a live mouse ns bait. Homer GM- 23 3-3-dinicr, in tiic same boat, was alSD 59 ' fishing for bass with a blue gill 33 7-8. for bait. When both got what 67 1-2. seemed to be a bite anS gaffed 03 7 8 tli'ir cutcli it was found lhat Gor- 9 341 dmier's blue gill had iriercly swal- 6 j Unu'rt Arbauifn's mouse. Declaring that he wanted the slalc lo linng him, so he could be free of the ghastly complex that made him hale all women, Albert Walter, 28, New Yorker, is shown above in San Francisco jail, after confessing ho strangled Blanche Cousins, 24, business student. The court refused his guilty plea. He ad- milted hilling thc girl during a San Francisco date, after they, had met on a long bus trip. Olen Bishop, 20, Dies ^'' At Fort Benning, Ga. Olcn I,, nishop. 20-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs w n. L. Bishop of this city, died at the United States army camp at Foil Bonding, Ga yesterday, 'nis relatives here have been advised In a telegram from army post officials. The message did not reveal whether young Bishop died as a result of an illness or was killed hi an accident. He Is survived by his parents, two sisters, Mrs. Lillian Mayo and Mrs. Paul Stllwell, and a brothT John K. Bishop. . '. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. according to the Cobb Funeral Home. Granted Divorce Decree liciibcii Chandler has been granted a divorce from Mrs. Lula Stcen Chandler on the ground of Indignities by Chancellor J. F. Gautncy in a decision handed down l» vacation. The case was uncontented. i • . i H. G. Partlow was attorney for the plaintiff. WEATHER Arkansas—Partly cloudy tonight and Wednesday. Slightly warmer In extreme north portion Wednesday. • Memphis 'and vicinity'—Partly cloudy tonight. Wednesday ' fair with rising temperatures, The maximum temperature here yesterday was 87, minimum 69. partly cloudy wlfn a trace of rain, according lo Samuel F. Norris, official weather observer. • ^

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