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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 16, 1938
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST AO^AMOAO «„,,, „„.:„.,„ *~* VOLUME XXXV—NO. 25. SI 5 !!!' 6 "','! 6 C ° lli ' ler Mississippi Valley "uSSsT JJJyttievllls He«Jd Hlythevllle Dally New" I!B OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND BOUTUEAOT MISSOURI " —• _ ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, APKII, 1C, lf»!R FIGHT DECISIVE SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS « Missouri Commission Orders Private Power Company to Resume Service THAYER. Mo., Apr. 16 IUP>- Eleclrlclty relumed to tlie town loday on orders of the Missouri public service commission and the people who had been living like pioneers since Thursday morning put away their kerosene lumps . wood sieves and Ice boxes agnln.' • The public service commission's • intervention was not asked. Up to • the last minute R. H. Williams •^.-clty council president, said he hop•* I ed the Arkansas-Missouri Power Lf corporation would "get out of • town" anil Ihe people were recon| elled to three months of backwoods conveniences until n municipal power plant could be built. Tlie power company had the switches pulled because of a dispute with the city over the municipal plant. The state commission notified Ihe power company that it was violating Its certificate of "convenience and necessity" and would he liable to a flue of $1.000 each day it disobeyed the order. Commission Acts Quickly JEFFERSON CITY, April lfi_ The State Public Service Commls- slin ordered the Arkansas-Missouri Power corporation late yesterday to resume electric service to Hie town of Thayer, Mo., at once and to "continue rendering said service until further order of thin corn- .iTnlssipn."-.... • '•'•.' Thayer was lighted by oil lamps Thursday night after service had been slopped by Ihe power company at 8 a. m. Thursday to all customers except the Frisco railroad. Tlie town has n population of. 2000.- R.~ H. Williams, president of the Tliayer .City Council, salt) the company's action: was taken apparently because.the town had started, construction of a municipal light ptenl, . The commission's order said the action had been taken "without authority" and Instructed that service be restored "until proper proceedings (or abandonment" are Instl- ttiled. Williams had estimated it would be three months before the munic- ipal'plant would be ready for operation. Notices posted throughout the town by thc utility read: "In consideration of Ihe comfort and welfare of the public, we regret that circumstances have forced discontinuance of electric service in Tliayer. "Although IHIgiHion represenllng our interest is docketed for reasonably early hearing In the courts, the clly administration has authorized Immediate procedure in constructing the municipal plant. Therefore, we have been deprived of the opportunity lo complete the pleading of our course. "The continuation of service over our lines during construction ol the similar lines of the city present such hazards to both human lives and properly that, although we dislike to deprive the public of .electric service, we do not feel justified In accepting the obvious responsibility. "Should the city administration decide to consider the real interest of the people and remove tfiese hazards by ordering suspension of its construction program until litigation can be completed, the electric service will be Immediately restored. If such Is desired by the citizens, may we respectfully suggest that your city officials be ndrl.wrt accordingly?" Diiv.k oosev Young Companion Prom School BALTIMORE, Md., April IB. illi'i —nirek RoosiH'plt. grandson of the former president and Ms runaway student companion, Henry Disller. ended n rollicking tour of the cast at the nistlor home today and were sent back lo school in custody of a chauffeur. The l:i-year-old youths, boi-od by routine of life ut Ihc exclusive boys' preparatory school at Grotou, Mass.. took unauthorised leave at 3 p.m. yesterday and headed for young Distler's home here. They arrived at 12:30 p.m.. were promptly placed In care of Ihc Disller family chauffeur nnd placed on a train to return lo Grot on. IN TWO WARS Oifl M r. Hear Correctly: Asks Bids On Construction Al P 1 a n t a t i on Near Trumann LITTLE ROCK, Apr. 1C (UP)— j A. M. Rogers, farm security administration head, today announced that he had asked for bids from private contractors to , build 6' dwellings, 32 barns mid 57 poultry houses on the Campbell plantation near- Tinman, Polnselt county Arkansas. Rogers said the improvements would be similar lo those on olher resettlement projects In the slate. The plantation; a 2100-acre tract of farm land, was purchased lost year by the government and has been operated for the past two years by families farming -with PSA rehabilitation loans on a share rent basis. • : Rogers said the development was being undertaken by-tlie Arkansas rehabilitation corporation, an operating unit of the -PSA, . Burglar Gets Smalt Haul At Drug Store The Klrby Drug company. Main c Asks Clubs To Help Sale Of Easter Seals Mrs. James B. Clark, county chairman of ttie Easter seal sale for crippled children, has asked clubs in various towns of Mississippi county to sell the seals. The campaign to raise funds by this sale will be continued through next week. Funds raised In this manner will be used to finance the program of special education for crippled children, which Is being established by the Arkansas Society for Crippled Children, Inc. A special project U> be undertaken will be that of establishing special classes for the education of crippled children In several districts of the state. The seals are one cent each, 'onrui! Recognition peeled To tintl l : ,sti j menl of Former Allies HOME, Apr. l(i. (UP)-/! (l eaty of friendship between Cmit liii- tain and Italy, ending an estrangement which for a lime seemed (o (lireatcn the peace or Europe, mis Initialed today. Tho treaty wns regarded i>i>w nx one m the most important slops in recent years lo slcer Europe toward peace instead of war It led (he way (o Urllish recognition of (lie Kalian conquest of Ethiopia. In return It affirmed Italy's Intention of respecting Great. Britain's "life line" to the far ensl through the Mediterranean and the Red sea. Diplomatic circles said lhat a similar treaty might be negotiated among Italy, Britain and France, assuring a solid alliance for peace from the northern seas to the shore of Africa. Tlie British-Italian treaty was merely Initialed today but wns expected to be signed formally after Mussolini withdraws his troops Claim Losses of Around Million In Transactions By Company CHICAGO. Apr. Ill (Ul 1 )—Illinois authorities today requested Kchmrc of the New York olllco records of Iloagland and Allnm company nnd -irrcst of William T, Horn, eastern •eprescnlntlve of Ihe defunct brokerage company. Simultaneously Assistant Slate's Attorney John Phillips revealed :h«l losses to Vfi or more bvoker- ige customers of fho collapsed Investment house would tolnl im- Wfird of $1,000,000, Penrose, Ji- at the yearly annual R. A. F, memorial lecture _ meeting',-'of the.'American Phiio- sophlcal Society, opening April 21' • Mitchell will speak-on the topic With an Astronpmer on an Eclipse. Expedition.". The,-memorial lecture Is -the high-light of the meeting, which is held every; year at the society's headquarters • on Independence Square. The Society, which was founded by Benjamin Franklin "for promoting useful knowledge," also will ! hear Dr. Ales Hrdllcka, curator of from Spain and Britain has taken Charles M. Schwab, chulrman of Ihe board of (he nnihii.i,,. a, i SeVs-r^- "> '"• rrfer:^ «i? JL*™«.™^>»*& Eclipse Topic First On Program of Scientists PHILADELPHIA (UP) — S. A. Mitchell, director of the Leaiider McConnlck Observatory of the University of Virginia, will give Ihe •rrcd his aplomb answered Gilbert and' olljc,-' liMklen"""™ ''„.'" lomis nml l"™ce finally reined. re- iin- Monday Final Day For ':. First Payment of Taxes Monday Is thc final day for payment of state and county taxes on personal and real property without penalty at the office of ihe sheriff and - collector in niythovlllp nnd Osceola. Penalties may be avoided by. payment of one-fourth of the amount due by Monday,.one fourth liy July 18th and oiic'hAlf by October l. Poll lax payment" must b? «iade by Juno.15th for (he holder lo be eligible to vote In the August f] primary. County Gets $3,161 In Gas Tax Turnback The first, quarterly payment, for the months of January. February and March, on the one-fourth of one per cent turnback lo Ihe count)- from the stale gas Uix fund, amounting to $3,161.74, has been received by the county. Judge S. L. Gladish has announced. The fund is slated lo be used in highway construction and maintenance'. IUT€L YOU BY BOB BURNS °gy, U. S. National Museum, offer n»o»l. V»ll V II "further evidences of a normal Uea '» Valley Yields and Second streets, wns entered I " lc division of physical anthropol-1 some time last night by an intruder ntn ' Tl R M<lll " rT "' »'"'• - -«»--' who rlflled the cash box of a stamp machine, removed a quantity of pennies from a cnslj register'and possibly stole other articles. Access to the slore was gained through n .skylight. Police said today they had no clues as to the Identity of the burglar. Stocks Advance Today Led By U; S. Issues NEW YORK, Apr. 10 (UP) Stocks advanced one to four polnls in .active .trading today. • Bonds gahictl, led by Untied States government Issues, six of which made new hlgli.s for tlie year. growth of (he head during adult life hi Intellectually active Individ- " Fossils of Odd Beasts dl«tle tlial It was once one of their 'avorlte ha mils before man catne nals. _.. LOS ANGELES <l!P) — Others among the more than a footprints of prehistoric score of speakers will be William - - E. Llngletoch, University of Pennsylvania history professor, who will and Prof. William R. Hobbs of tho Unlcrstly of Michigan, who will talk on recently discovered documents and maps on early Antarctica. For every five weddings in the Uniled Slates, there is one divorce. of 1 U. S. Geological Survey. Prints have been (ound of the feet of tlie American camel, stubby- legged pigs, one-toed horses the size of burros, ancestors of (he modern Gay Aborigine Weds Deferred Payment Bride DARWIN, Australia. (UP) —The possibility of buying brides .on -tlie Installment plan has made;'"Top Dnrk"- probably 1 the' happiest'abor- igine in all Australia. Ever since his bride u-ns torn, "Too Dark" has been making regular monthly Installment payments on her until she should reach the age of M, and now he Is a happily married man. "Too Dark" Is a deckhand on the north Australian patrol boat rakia. He picked his bride-to-be 14 years ago from the Ylrkalla tribe in Ihe remote Qulf of Carpentaria and ' IN COUnPSE DF In Race For Secretary of State M'lTI.K HOCK. Apr. 1(1. IUI>)_ Hrt) I'nillier, Vlmy Milge rumllilnt for i ho Ui'iDut-nillc noiiiliiiilloii u sc'iTi'lary ol slate, loduy filed h! party pleiluc ami paid lib IP,, u Di'loll Taylor, wcrelnry of ihe slal DeinccriUk central comtnUleiv I'mlhcr, whu led the iljiht ugutiK Oov, Curl K. Jtalli-y hi llic 'semi lorlnl nice fall on paying hi feu Mild lie would slnrl u loin- » Ihe slale next, week uuil upon cum •"'in hrmliiunrlcrtt hi i,Utk> Hoc! May 26. At Ihe limn of tin opening of his ciimpiilHii heiidituiir tors, Pnitlu'i- Kiilcl he ,i-oiild nani LEfflU FLEES fflPELO PIHlllps rerjucsled cooperation of I [?.,.,„•..,, I.]-,, '..I T New York [minorities In luvcsll- KCC CIVCS I tOSplUVl I (he failure ntul the of Involved financial transactions with foreign "war makers" wtiorc- by throe arrested officials or Hie •onipany hoped to salvage a portion of their firm's financial wreck- igc by munition deals. Ilovn was ictriilincd by Phillips as the agent iramcd by Oeorge A. Allum, 02-year-old president, of Hoaglnnd and Allum. In negotiating for sales of millions of rifles, .oiis of sulphur and airplanes to' foreign munitions interest.';. He also requested New York Jollce lo seek n mysterious "Mr. l-evy", New York clothier, who ivns o servo as nn Internntlonal "go between" lu the munition deals whlcji .Allum -said were to have produced commission of "hundreds of thousands of dollars," Inefficiency Advertised;,, Marriage h Proposed CLEVELAND (UP) — Irnm iSax- •on, ,20, a stenographer,: wrote this lewspnpei- advertisement,' ,! i •. "Stenographer, unattractive/ In- efnclent... .indigent, W anls big op- rortunlty for little effort." The Idea, no longer"neiv, never- hclcss hroiighl four possible Jobs i marriage proposal. I --__._ ment For Lashing Inflicl- ed Yesterday; Flees TUPELO, Miss., Ajir. 10. (UP —Jimmy Cos, young lubor leader lied from Tupelo today nftci- re cclvlnj; hospllnl treatment for lu Juries received at the hands of u dozen men who nuducleil him yes lerday. Mrlp|>ed him of dollies 'nm lushed Ills nude body while lu> wa stretched over a log\ Friends of Cox said they, "fear ed it might menu .his life If li- weru found." Cox roporledly wns forced Inlo ft car yesterday am! taken nbou 20 miles from Tupelo to ai\ iso luted suol.. where ilfu >wan "beaten were In two cars. Cook To Announce For Governor's Post Tonight UTTLK ROCK, Apr. IB. (UP>- Formcr I'ulaskl County Judge R. A Cook will (inonmicc his cundWacs [or Democratic nomination for governor, tonlgm,', reliable source.'; sulr today. 1 - Cook often is mentioned as an op'ponerjt to Clov. carl 13. Bailey fo: . reelectioii anil his announcement tonight would no( bo regarded surprise. Next Boss Of New. York's Stock Exchange 31 Years Ok] nv PAUL HOBS NEA Service Stair Correspondent NEW YORK, April IC.-Wllliam McChesncy Martin, newly noml- arranged Immediately wiUn n ? tctl for chnlvmn ' 1 of the Board ,, , . . . >--«j ntvii „[• f-t n .,rt r ., ,,_„ »r »!.„ JL, ,, ,_ the tribe for his Installment payments until she should he old wolf and cat, and largo niu) small j enough lo marry. wading birds. The final Installment became due Target of New Kidnap Threat The .prlnls were found in hvol rc ' c ™ tl >' niu l by Herculean flnfin- dlfierent formations, one distinctly clal efforts he raised the entire older than Ihe othur, although both altlo "»t-. consisting of four bags of •"" "our, five shirts, four axes, n dozen combs, six dozen mirrors, sin bot- "f S i ?L lialr ~" nml six Pho'QBraphs ' " ' " 'e for her Thc greatest healer in the world Is sunshine and It's absolutely free , except that rich people liave'la; pay a doctor a big price for tellln' I em to get out In It. I don't know have, been established as dallng from the Miocene age. Geologists declare the prints were formed in beds of soft mud, apparently around water holes to which the animals wen', to drink. They later were covered by additional deposits of mud, hardened into clay, and during geological disturbances were tilled (o give the Impression that the animals walked on slopes steeper than the roof of a house. The camel tracks measure 7 Inches and the wolf track 3 inches. Bird footprints as small as those of the sandpiper and thc sea gull have been found, while those of large birds have been found that measure 10 Indies across, what doctors would do If they Movmg fn extreme se Q _ dldn have the good old sunshine men sought clews which might iiVu 011 ' cra ck St. Paul's latest kidnao When my nude had a bad ptln threat-a note denote.** n the leg he sent fer a doctor down lome and after the examination the doctor says. "You beller go to . threat—a note demanding that W. P. Kenney, above, 68-year- old Great Northern Railway president, pay $100,000 or face .11™ i n Y. * iiiiTMucm, tiny *>1UU,UUU Or I.1C6 <w n" i ,. , r lmclc says '' abdu ^on and bodily harm. The TV^? matter wlth m> ' fedcra! °P era «ves believe the leg, Doc?" And the doctor says, "Well, now, that's what I wanta. nnd out. II you've got rheumatism your leg will stop hurting, but If the pain don't |«t up any, you've got a fracture," note may have come from the same men who have demanded $5300 from a St. Paul brewmaa- ter. St Paul was the scene of the $100,000 William Hamm, it., and the $200,000 Edward '•^ Bremer kidaaploga. Stock Prices A. T. <fe T 131 i-s Anaconda Cop 31 Assoc. D Q 61-2 Belh. Steel 51 3-^ Boeing Air 28 5-8 Chrysler 47 3-4 Cities Scrv i 1-4 Cocn Cola 122 Gen. Elcc se 1-4 Gen. Mot ,14 3.4 Int. Harvest e.s Montgomery Ward 35 1-8 N. V. Central 13 Packard •! 3-8 Phillips Pel 37 Radio , 05-8 Echenly DLst-. 201-2 Simmons 18 1-4 socony Vac H 3-8 Sid. Oil N. J 49 | . Texas Corp .............. U. B. Smell .......... 59 U. S, Steel ............. \\ IB 413-8 of himself. The latter wer and her relatives. In honor of Ihe event, his employers gave him two months' leave of absence. Much of this thnc will be needed to arrive place of his bride's return. of Governors of the New York Slock Exchange at the age of 31, goes to school in his spare lime to Increase his knowledge of banking, economics and finance. There's none of your stodgy, holler-llun-thou broker's altitude- wllli young Mr. Martin, either. "I wanted lo get both viewpoint's." he told the writer, "so I studied nl Columbia under H. Parker Willis and at Ihc New York School for Social Research under E. W. Kcm- meier, Walton Hale Hamilton and Jerome Frank." Tlie chances arc twenty to one •that Martin will I the New York Stock Exchange, one on", and word has been received now that ihe marriage has taken place. "uck Shrw.i Cliimnej- Sense . That should lie something for the die-hards In Wall Street to contemplate . . . Ihelr chairman of the Slock Exchange going lo college. Martin is about S feel, 10 inches. •JUCK MIOWS LUiwiiey sense rtiariin is auoui. n lei-i, lu incnes. COLUSA. Cal. (UP) —A wild -athletic In appearance and unaf- duck here took a lesosn from San- fected in demeanor. His dress Is (acinus and new down thc dou- "' ' " ' o- ble chimney at tlie residence of Mrs. L. R. 'Padlock. It had enough ouck sense also to fly down the side of ihe chimney that led to the ojx;n fireplace Instead of l'ie sloe Hint ended in a heated Chicago Wheat May Jill. open 85 82 1-2 high 851-8 82 5-8 Ion- Si 815-8 813-4 close 841-4 Chicago Corn open high low close May 605-8 607-8 CO 1-4 601-4 5-8 Jul. (J21-4 625'8 62 62 . simple and his answers direct. A partner In the brokerage house of A. G. Edwards & Sons at the age of 25. and a nominee for chairman of thc board of the New York Stock Exchange at 31, he Is sllll very much ihe young-man-out-of- college-Just-a-few-ycars. Ills part- Ing remark to the writer was, "Be kind to me in your story, won't you?" A big. crammed, ilouule-book- case Is a feature of his bachelor quarters at the Yale Club. "Besl Plays" of "35 nnd '3G figure In ihe collection. At Yale he was picture editor of the "Yale Dally News" for 3 years and was seeded third man on the varsity tennis team. When lie went to St. Louis to enter the bank examination department of Federal Keservo Bank, of which his father has been chief e.votullve since 1914, young Martin conlimied to play tennis In and around St. Louis and became secretary-treasurer ol the 31. umls Districl Tennis Association. Qraiiimlcd from Yale with an A B. In ISS8, he took a Job In the St Louis Federal Reserve Dank and studied law ut Ihe Bcnlon School of \a\\- at night. He did not lakt the bar exams, however. In 1920, he was appointed head of the statistical department o the St. kouls brokerage. A. O. Edwards and Sons. Two years Intel lie became a full-fledged partner. Thc New York Stock Exchange admitted him lo membership on June 18. 1931. He moved (o New York. Al night, from 1031 lo 1937, he studied banking and finance at Columbia under Dr. Willis. He also became Interested in thc unorthodox New School for Social Research, attending sessions there from 1031 to 1932. In the latter year he wns elected n trustee of tha New School and still is one. He Is also a member of thc New School's Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Sciences. "I would hiivc studied at a similar tnslKullon In St. Louis, If St. Louis had one," lie says. "I have a high regard for Dr. Alvln Johnson, tlie head of the New School." Young Martin is Identified with thc liberal movement which began In the brokerage world In 1935 for reform of the Stock Exchange. Many Wall Strcelers felt thai the Exchange should cease functioning as a "prlvale club" and should become a public institution with a feeling of responsibility toward the general public. A new constitution was adopted and other chances made. Martin took active part In all this. lie refuses, however, to be la- belled. "I'm neither a liberal nor a conservative." he says. The chances are that he's right. . He's Just William McChesiiey Martin, a brilliant young man with a mind of his own and an Indifference toward the stereotype of what a broker should be. Ac I ions On Broad Fronts May Have Tremendous l-ffect OnWars ] : By Uniled press The broadest nnd most decisive, mllllwy ojwralions sltico the World, War appeared to be approaching u cllmux lotlay lu two great war zones of Spain and China, Thn Spanish Insurgent armies, having blasted loyalist territory In. two, maneuvered t! complete Uieir victory by Mockndo and bombard- •iienl. ; In the long run thc severing "of loyalist communications and the clioklnij O ir of supplies appealed likely (o be most clfectlvo Ft .'tho (jovenmiciit succeeds in efforts «to •|) ll.s troops fighting to Ihe'blt. lei- (-nil. Already tho innjor loyalist areas, centered around Madrid nnd Valencia, liave been cut off from thc source of war materials In Uarvcloim anil must depend upon highly doubtful sea and air communication. •. : . Nationalist troops 011 tlie north* (rn front have started i .drl'va along the French frontier, Intend., cd lo prevent Barcelona from receiving war materials through- France. Al thc same time It was Indicated Hint the rebels might drive northward along the soacoask in »n clfort to smrtsh thc newly forin- stl loyalist defense, lines, north of tho Ebro river, on the road to Uarccloim. Wide Front Involved The conflict in China meanwhile »prciul over n wider front with' the possibility that continuation ot f Clilnesu aggressive, action mlgW lorco the war Into a decisive stage, srir Sllatittnlg, tlio Chinese armies ililfled Ihelr nltack to tho west and pounded nt the Japanese front In Slmnshl province. Tlie Japanese lines stretch- over hundreds of miles from Shantung m Itie coast westward to the Interior province of ShansI on the North China -front. In smashing onck the Shantung end of the lino -which follows generally tho Yel- ow river—the Chinese forced 'ii' shift of Japanese troops from the western .end In Slmnshl province vhlch (hen became tho scene of !helr new attack. ''.'" Japanese ; 'rceiifprcements we're moving lu but battles were report- d raging at both ends of the long ine. U was uncertain whether the' Drench troops could move through he guerilla infested Interior rapld- y enough to bo effective In tlie' oresent engagement. Elsewhere: Rome—Great Britain and Itiiy. irranged to sign their new treaty solidifying Anglo-Italian relations ind Intended to consolidate European peace. Prance will open negotiations for a similar agreement inertly In a further step to weak- Mi Ihe partnership between Italy ind Nazi Germany. P r a g u e — The Czechoslovaklan •tovcrnment ordered an amnasly- 'or all political prisoners except spies and traitors. In a move In- ended (o conciliate the German minority which, backed by Berlin, las been demanding greater pol- llcal rights. '. Washington—Congress .prepared a complete approval, probably next veek, of President Roosevelt's naval blinding program. Army and navy officers .still without official nformatlon to a mystery fleet off he Philippine Islands, worked, on ecret plans for defense 'of the sland. "ontempt Conviction Of Morgan Brothers Reversed LITTLE HOCK. Ark., Apr/16.— 'lie U. S. district court here has cen advised lhat the eighth clr- uit court of appeals had re- ersed the convictions of s. R. lorgon and'M.-B. Morgan,-for- icr large-scale utility operators, n contempt of court charges in onnectton with deals (n some of heir Oklahoma properties In bank- uptcy. The two drew sentences of six toiiths when they were convicted f the charge in January, 1937,' efore Judge HeartsllI Ragon of ort smith. WEATHER Arkansas —Partly cloudy, cooler \ northwest portion tonight; Sun- ay partly cloudy, Memphis and vicinity — Partly y cloudy to cloudy tonight, slight- ycooler, lowest temperature to- Ight 58 to 62; .Sunday p»rtiy oudy.

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