The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 26, 1936 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 26, 1936
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THE VILLE COURIER NEW THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND BOUTHEASY MISSOURI. VOL. XXXIII—NO. 87 Blrtb*TlU< Ooortw Biythe»lll« Dfcllj Ntn Bljthtvlll* Htrtld lilululppl V»lley ,: ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, JUNE 26, I'M SINGLR COPIES FIVE CKNTS ROAR OF CHEERS GREETS Congratulales Wagner on Platform, Hears His Nanie Put 1 In Nomination WASHINGTON, June' 26 (UP) — President Roosevelt he has completed the ''short and snappy 1 ' speech with .'which he will accept .the' Democratic nomination tomorrow nWit. F-vccrt for irssib'n mh ••• changes that may be made after his name- formally Is put in nomination loclay. the president said )<n is finished with the 2.000 word draft of the acceptance speech. .Trkinelv remarking iihnf. he isn't quite satisfied with it. lie ndded thai, he will go over it twain this afternoon after listening to details of the Democratic ronver.'ion which -is scheduVid Io put his vwne in nomination before nightfall. Mr. Roosevell added that he called Senator Robert F. Wagner, chairman of the resolutions committee. • last night to congratulate him on the platform nnd explained that he read the document this morning. "Are you satisfied with it?" he was asked. "Wait until Saturday night," lie answered. The president, without leaving his desk in the White House executive offices, today heard himself nominated;, as the Democratic candidate for. a second term as chief executue W the United Slates { V x A noitable mdiq_ h^'^ht him the convention proceedings • Closing Stock Prices NEW YORK, June 26. '(UP)— Railroad shares swirled upward late today when the District of Columbia supreme court ruled the railroad retirement act unconstitutional and enjoined the retirement board from collecting pension payments. A. T. and T Anaconda Copper •Beth. Steel Chrysler Cities Service .. Coca Cola Gen. Am. Tank Gen. Electric Gen. Motors ... Int. Harvester 88 5-8 McKesson-Robtins ... 0 1-8 Montgomery Ward ... 44 1-4 N. Y. Central 36 1-2 Packard 10 5-8 Phillips Pet « 3-4 Radio 11 3-8 St. L.-S. p. 2 Shnnuns Beds 30 Standard of N. J 60 Texas Co 36 1-8 U. S, Smelting 84 3-4 U. s. Steel 60 7-8 Warner Bros 101-4 Zonlte 6 Senators Flock Together "Double Harness" Will Be Theirs Again ,O • • Congress has adjourned, but it would have been easier to get, n quorum . of senators at Philadelphia than nt Washington. lilght here, tar instance, you see a senatorial conference on the lloor of the Democratic convention, with Mrs. Hnttic w. Caraway of Arkansas, Robert J. Ohio, and James P. Byrnes of South Ciiro- ')ina (right), taking part. Witness Admits -__False Testimony mJUtil- ity Bankruptcy Case 155 1-2 34 1-4 51 3-4 108 45-8 99 48 3-8 38 3-8 GG 1-4 LITI Li. June 2G <UP"> New York Cotton NEW YORK, June 26. (UP>Cotton closed steady. open high July ,. Oct. .. *' DEC. '.; Jan. .. Mar. .. May low 1221 1165 11G2 1104 1164 1167 close 1250 1221 1233 1179 1163 1168 1172 1162 1164 1160 1162 1164 1172 1163 1165 1177 1167 1170 —Armed United •Stetes , fiernjtj marshals today ''searched nil pef- sons entering the. courtroom where Fred Mullinlx of Jonesboro, referee In bankruptcy, was conducting a hearing 'to" locate the -hooks and records of the .S. R. .Morgan utility concerns, operating m Arkansas, 'Kansas, Oklahoma arid Mississippi. The precaution' was ordered after attorneys representing , Ed Blieden ,6f Jonesboro, receiver, had .reported finding a bomb in his' car some time, ago after attending a similar hearing before 'U.'S.'Judge John E. Martineau. , At. the close of the - morning hearing Mullinix ordered . Morgan and- his attorneys to produce the records by 1:30 p. m. or face contempt citations. ..... C. B. Updegraff, former secretary and treasurer "of the firm, admitted on the witness stand that in previous hearings on the affairs of the various companies owned by Morgan he had given false testimony and that the company's books were not all correct. Kilmer Memorial Forest To Get Tourist Highway ROBBfNSVlLL-E, N. C. (UP) — Joyce Kilmer Memorial forest, will River Work Will Start in a Month MEMPHIS, June 20 (UP)—Job; fcr approximately 2000 men for about tluee month's at the cast Ing plant it Osceola Aik a 'the. sinking .plant, and in/bank grading and piun° piities ;sull te available when , the United , engineers Ivgln "Hheir summer and fall revetment pro gram about August 1, it was •an- iio.unced today. About. $1,500,000 will be spent In the .district this year for revetment' work,-the same us lust year's figure, according to Cant B. L. Robinson, chief of operations. Bids will be. opened here foi the district at 11 A. M. on Jiilj 8 for 280,000 pounds of kraft paper and 53,000 barrels of cement for use in revetment work. ChcUlauooga Painlei' Con fcssos Brutal Killing ,'o' 23-Year-Old -Mother CHATTANOOGA. Tenn , Jnie W\ iUP>— A dmth 'bed confi'vslon stammered out by i\ man hi "the last throes of delirium lieinpns, | today .solved the brutal '".slomp'ii murder of Mrs. Euln Mav McCon-'j nell, 23-year-old mother. I 1 Ghe. ill I'riuil: Burns announced! that James. Jonas. 5J-}cut-gld painter and. paiierlnngn hnd confessed, the crime shortly be- l.fore he died In a hospital |icix> "I killed her,..,! killed Mis McConncll." the man said nccoul- Ing to the sheriff, 'I killed )iei and I'm going to Hell.' ' Mrs. McConnell, ntlrnctlvti ;riio- Iher of 22-:iionths-old twins, was found horribly beaten and t|j)h« In her fashionable, apartment last April: 25.:.-.- For.- .tvenly-foi 1 ho\H6 : detectives hung over hei\ hospital | bed hoping she would mumble a | clue to her prsfiUant bill she difdi,,., „ April 30 without giving police 1 " hlle Democrats <" tho nation nicl amid tuimiltuoiis siencs In iMilliidciphlri to renomlnute them for a major lead 0,1 winch to w6i- K J| I'^I'tail and vlce-prcslilciit, Franklin. D, Roose ell and John N. Giirner renmlm-ri In Washhmlon tom'th/un^'p'^'^ = nt ( " elr rC!!l1 ""' .' 1UtlM ""!!; ^ "', '^ "* '""'o *"" —<»»' .™^ "ere, they are shown trained nurse who attended Jonas; during one of their conferences at Ihe White House. Wants Officer Who Can Certify Jobless for Ein- Vr-ployme'nt by WPA •< ..i CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. — A county-wide' effort Is in progress to obtain'an approved social workci for Pemiscot-county in order that more '"persons may be -certified for ' ' WPA jobs. Pemiscot has been 'without worker, of this kind sj 28, w'hen the coiinty coll Woman Dies In Burning Aii t bin bile ' BRTNKLEY, June 2G (UP) — Mrs. Albert Bee, 51, of Chicago .w.i'is burned to death today and her hi-stand, Albert, S5, suffered dlght burns when their aulomo- ]i|]p turned over and buvncd pn •the--highway one mile-- west'''of (his city. Bee owes his life to Jeff Bryant, bus driver for the Arkansas Motor Coaches. Limited, sttpped. vehicle near who the burning machine' and pulled the man fro.n it. n Mrs. Bee, who was drivlnj, wus ijncc Marcl- i l' ln " c<i '» the' wreckage by the trt failed to 1 Steering . wheel nnd Bryant was , . provide the $115 p«r mij.ith neces-j """ ble . to rclease her - sary to defray expenses of the of-' flee. Only about 400 previously rcg- FMEHIKEL1 TD QUIT CUBIT P,-, resident Hints That Announcement Will Follow Convention t ° UrlSte on to sa >' ° n Persistent reports from Philadelphia that Postmaster General Farley plans to resign his cabinet post shortly were Intensified today when President Rooss- vell said he will have nothing Spols closed st'eady at 1243, up Spot Average Is 12.35 The average price of 7-8 Inch middling cotton on the ten spot markets today was 12.35, accord- Ing to the Blytheville Board of Trade. Producers are entitled to iio subsidy when the spot average is above 12 cents a pound. the completion of a road now being built by 180 CCC workers. The road will be finished in time for the dedication of the 5.000 acre tract of vir.jin timber July Kilmer Memorial is part of Nantahala National Forest, which lies en the back side of Lake Santeetlah. Until the road is finished it may be reached only by motorboat across the lake, or on foot. New Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS, June 2C. (OP) —Cotton advanced 75 cents to $1.20 a bale in an active and well sustained market here today. Some of the gains were reproduced when profit taking set In toward the close but pr|ces .finished with gains ranging" to. $1.05 a bale. The advance \vas due to strong foreign markets, renewed speculative and trade buying, unfavorable weather conditions in the belt and scarcity of contracts. open Rlgli low close July 1515 1540 1215 1225b Oct. 116 o ni4 ii 5 g 1162 DSC 1155 1169 1155 1162 Jari H56 1163 1156 1158 Mar 1161 11S3 1159 l!58b May n72 1173 1168 1163b Spots closed steady at 1250, tip Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS. III.. June 20 (UP)—Hogs 4,000 Top 10.85 170-230 Ibs. 10.65-10.80 140-160 Ibs. 9.85-10.75 Bulk sows 8.75-9.15 Cattle 1,800 Steers 7.15-8.25 Slaughter steers 5.15-8.15 Heifers 6.00-7.15 Slaughter heifers 4.15-8.15 Beef cows 4.S5-5.00 Cutters and low cutters 2.75-4.00 Chicago Wheat op«n r nfgh low close July 95 1-8 93 1-4 93 1-2 93 1-5 Sep. 95 1-2 95 7-8 94 1-4 94 Chicago Corn open tilgh low close July 66 1-2 66 7-8 66 1-8 66 1-4 Sep. 64 3-4 65 1-8 64 1-2 64 l-J matter until after the convention. Farley, who has been subjected to criticism for holding the two posts of chairman of the Democratic national committee and postmaster general, now is in Philadelphia leading convention forces. There was a report as early s last fall that he planned to quit the cabinet in the sprlnj Outer. Istered with the National Reemployment office here nri eligible 'for. WPA jobs, oilier needy jobless being unable to qualify 1 because of the lack of' an officer to certify them. '. ! Most of t'nose certified prior to March 28 are now at work, according to J. C. Hawkins, of the local federal reemployment office, who said many more could and would be given jobs if they could be qualified. , , . . Mayors of stcelc, Haytl and Ca- ri'thersville have been contacted and expressed themselves as willing and anxious to secure reinstatement of this office for the county. Judge Harvey McFarlnnd, presiding member of the county court, stated yesterday that the court was for any plan that would assure putting the unemployed to work, but that the state relief organization must assure the court in that respect and submit a more detailed plan before any county funds would be used to re-establish t'ne reliel ofllce. previously, the court had refused to appropriate $175 per month to maintain, the office, on the grounds that the present financial condition of the county did not warrant t'ne appropriation. Several WPA jobs have been held up and others have not been begun 'because of'lack of workers One In particular which has caused much inconvenience tore is t'ne Ward avenue, widening project RETIINI flCT Says Parly Has Kept;-Faith District Supreme Courlt Rules Against New Deal Railroad Measure WASHINGTON, June 20 (UP) —The railroad retirement act, through which the administration sought to provide pensions.for the nation's rail workers, today . was declared unconstitutional In an opinion by Justice Jennings Bailey of the District of Columbia supreme court. The opinion held that the law, providing for levying'and collection of (axes to finance the rail pensions, was Invalid and that the 'companion measure, settlni! up rules and rcgulalloas foY payment of pensions must fall because the two measure were "inseparable."- , " I /The ruling was a victory for Emphatic declaration that lioosevclt administration hnd com- How's Dcmonslialion Follows Speech Naming Roosevelt ' " , ' CONVENTION HALL,. Willadb'l- "liliij June M (UP>—Judtc John E. Mack placed Franklin -••, D. Roosevelt In iKmlnilton I'foi Ihc presides.)' today nnd dynamite 1 Ihc 'Democratic national (convention inlo an otitljursl of.shyslei • leal ficiuv ' SI ' ' The demonstration lasted an hour nnd nine minutes, *t i A blight, gieslliB man, Mack Mcoil nl the speakers rostrum and pronounced the, words ' the convention had been nwnltlns ihrmlgh a week of platfoim drafting, inks fights convention ioutlm> nnd horseptnj ' * "I glvo yo\>,' he slioule'd, "Franklin Delano Roosevelt.' (.'cuvculloh Rimrs Answer Came nn explosive ionr from the packed hall Prom delegates seats nnd crowded balconies men and women sprang fioin tlielr clinlrs, loailng untl cheering The demonstration was off—the cll- mntlc event the convention 'hnd waited for. Delegates climbed on each others shoulrteis They waved their banners nnd perspired in the hot bljilsh glare of the batteries of Kliog lights 'Hie banl played its brassiest rtml the or gfin bellowed with the voice of 1CO.COO throats. Not lu 20 jenn, hnd a Democratic contention presented tills unanimous: spectacle— no,t slnjce 191(i wjien , \yoodrov, 1 v\Vlls.on \vas si LouljS, <t ^ t f 'Go 1 Ahead *4" .Feeling their unanimity the convention last* night had ugn'cd to .abolish the 104-year-old : rule: requiring two-thirds: vote 'for presidential nomination- and :Had 'with''a shout of ,acclamation, agreed upon a platform'to'which Mr. Rcosevclt. himself.'had given tlie seal of approval. Mack spoke In simple terms "We meet agnin." he said—and" the minds of the. delegates lmrk T cd back to the day In Chicago In 1032 .when' Mack had, performed similar, service In present- Ing the name of his friend : to (he • Democratic convention or. that year. Mack said the New Deal hail stripped the "closes of privilege' of their po.',IT ever government! He said "the Issue now is whether the people hie going to vY"-" tnln control of Ihe processes-of government or whether they nre going to .turn them back to this small group whose destructive r> , • , Roosevelt had never ment the matter to him. When asked about It at busin rrt the c thorough/are his press conference today Mr. Roosevelt refused to comment but he advised his qt-estioners to until afteY the convention. watt Church in 6 Groups For All oS Family FOSTORIA. O. (UP) — A new type of worship, comprising a one .hour and fifteen minute service, divided into six departments, one for each member of the family. Is beini tried by the First Methodist Episcopal church of Fostoria. Under the plan, all members of Ihe family can attend services at the same time. There Is no Sunday school. Divisions arc nursery, kindergarten, beginning church, preparatory church, youth church and the adult church. Such a plnn Is said to be known only in two other Instances, one a Methodist church in Canada, the other In Illinois, vc been <flu^ for many Due to lack of workers completion of the job has been Indefinitely delayed. Residents and storekeepers must get to t'nelr respective locations through alleys or along slde- streets and traffic Is routed over a rough, inconvenient detour. Historic Hotel Stones Used in Apartment STONE CITY, la. (UP)-Colum- bla Hall, for nearly half a century a landmark here, is bein^ torn down and hauled to Cedar Rapids where its lialf-million tons of stone will be used In construction of a. new apartment hoi'ss, The massive old building, constructed in 1893 as a hotel and theatre, has resounded to the vole; of Jenny Lind and once sheltered Gen. Tom Thumb in the days ol Its early history. More recently It has offered entertainment facilities for Grant Wood's art colony and provided atmosphere for ghost stories. ....... plied faithfully with the spirit of the 1032 platform promises was made by Senator Joseph T. Robinson of Arkansas, in his speech ns permanent chairman at the Democratic, national convention -In Philadelphia. The Democratic senate lender, shown above In militant pose, also charged thai a clause in the G. O. P. platform really "(|uestioned the good fid 11 r'' of Gov. Alfred M. Lnndon, ns "the committee was preparing fcr a candidate it knew to' be out of sympathy with the. platform." - '• Pharmacy Examination Held at Caruthersville Elk Chute Settlement abuse of their former power w'a's. responsible for all our troubles? "With our decks 'cleared for battle," he said, '"with justice and" right progress with us, wc- arc ready for more action iuidef the Inspired leadership ol that ^reot American whose name 'It give you (is your candidate "for"' president—no longer a 'citfECfi 1 , merely of one slate but a • son of-all 48 states, Franklin Delano Roosevelt.' n • j i -r . jjl Delegates hnd been waiting for reriOQ IS liXlCnriEa that name. Three days of talk CARUTHERSVILLE, IVto.—Of HI f KENNETT, Mo.—Landowners in the nation's class one railroads j students w'no took the Missouri I Elk Chute dralnnge district iiavc wlilch challenged the' measures ! Pharmacy board's annual-cxamin- which were passed utter the sup- i nlion llc; re Monday an:! Tuesday. •erne court Invalidated earlier rail pension'legislation. ,.,,' were from Pemiscot. county ' Carl Ba.sklns. local druggist and been granted nn extension In time until July n to raise $5000. or approximately 25 cents an ncrc, which will be used In sc Hopper Plague 'Reaches {pwa, Minnesota,. Dakota'^id.' MINNEAPOLIS, June 20 (UPI ' dents ;v1io""took"ihe V "tcsts l "were 0 —A plague of tiny. yellow grass-! Warner Byars, Willie Chaffin noppcrs settled on the central i Cordon Martin, Canithersvillo- R northwest today, stripping parched ! N. Brasher, Elmer Wilbanks. Havtl- farm lands of vegetation. : Marv Newt Carr. Miss \Villlams . member of the state board,, on- j Inllng $500,000 held by" the Inter- I national Harvester Co.. it «as an' nouncecl. Ratings of the students will nblc In three weeks. Basking Stll- The Insects rose and flew long K«nsa-s;Stcele: Cecil Bryant.' Braggadocio iiQHiicod'by Elbert I,. f\>rd, secretary. Some time ago an agreement was readied with the bondholders tc and parading were a build-up tcward Mack's three last words. Refers To Al Smith Four years ago In similar snr- B boxing and w rest- in in Chicago—Judge Mack nominated the friend .of, his youth for president. Twenty- sis years ago •• he proposed Mfl' Rcosevclt for his' first public' office, state senator in New York. Gently but, in language unmis- settle the large debt made through I (nlcfll>| e '9 tlie man In the brow a drainage program. Tlie money wftlch Is paid Into the district for the purpose of payino off the bonds Is In the form of an assessment made nt a time Io take advantage of the unusual offer made by tno *•-- " -•• • Part of, to l>c oITcrcd In this state under more opportunities to make the required ratings. $1,600 Damaged by Fire at R. Berryman Home Damage to the R. Berryman residence, 105 East Cherry street estimated at $1,600, was caused In a fire early Wednesday night Household goods were also almost totally destroyed. . The loss .was slartln? with the next scholastic] only partially covered by insur-1 year. Dr. Johannes MMthancr, as] Russian To Be Taught Okla (UP) — of Ok,ahon, ( a U w,,l o WEATHER ARKANSAS—Generally fair to-'' right and a d Slightly . ,, " day " C °"' ancc. The origin of the fire was un- .•-istnnl professor of modern Inn-) guaees. will have charge of the: The maximum temperature here determined, the. blaze- apparent- wort: which will be open only to yesterday, was. 91, minimum , 57, ly having gained full headway 'bo- • juniors, seniors and graduate clear, according to' Samuel' F. fore being discovered. students. Norfls, official' weaihe'r 'ooscrver. ' Mack referred to the one ' ime friendship of Mr. Roosevelt ana former Oov. Alfred E. Smith ot New York - Smith leaves the l>arl5 ' t<xlo >' for tne duration of. Mr - Roosevelt's''' 'ascendancy. He anncunccd his Intention last Sunday in an open letter to this convention demanding nomination of a "genuine Democrat" Instead of Mr. Roosevelt, • Mack told simply of the president's afflictlo'ri which robbed his legs of strength, then Said: "In 1928 he came -back to public' life -In New York -state, not because' of any political ambition of his own but solely In answer t6 the call of' friendship." _ ':'-'•' Tomorrow . the renomlnation of Vice-Wesldent :jphn. N. Garner will be. accomplished and Mr. Rccsevelt himself,' will cap : the week with '. a personal appearance tomorrow night before .an pxpectcd' .''throns .' of, 100,000 .",• at ftanklin Field to present his acceptance of the nomination.

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