The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 1, 1936 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, July 1, 1936
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k Celebration and Rodeo, .' r /',»• ,LE COURIER NEW8 3, 4 and 5 1 Oniirtei HlyihevUln Dally P» Herald MlMlMlppl Vtllej Lender ^_POM^M^grePAPKH OP HOR-niKAOT ARKAHBAB AND BOUTHKABY U1BSOUH1 _H1.YT1IEVIM.K, ARKANSAS. WKIWKSDAY, JULY iTliW SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTO IHU.AS, Texas, July J (DP) -IJiiili'di iiurseiis were dead (nl.iy ami nuiir.Tous others vn r ssln s ns cloudbursts "HlJi'il Miulli Texas slmms in- i lo mariner forrciils. Lirn.R ROCK, July 1 (UP)— FraUetcd showers Ih'b moriiiiK li'olre (lie drouth i tl central and •'M'lnv.'xlm-i Artansrji will', ii '•"iifall d .33 of mi inch talir! if-'ifil lierf\ Moleorologist II. C. Colo said DIM rains had been reported in rmlhCTH and Astern Arkansas anil southern Missouri. "Following die heavy rains in Miwowi the White River is c.x- pccled to jise slightly," Cole sail 1 . "IJiil there is no indication of TISIIV water on trie Arkansas or Ounchitn rivers." Three and one-half inches of lain was reported nt Uc Queen at l:?0 with rain still faring. Halation owr.-Ts ai|l truck cimlnrrs near Little Rock said Ihc slijht p-cdpiinticn here to<'ay \iculd only revive croon anil dial atlditi'nnl rains were needed if coilon. com nnd garden crops were to produce as ini'sh cis they dkl in 1TOI and 1335. No 'rain of consequence was reported from northeastern Ar- • t i <h .is it i.s tO(l,, Today's Courier Tells Stor of 'Con my History, Progress The Courier N (iws presents lod;iv ils Mississippi County llislor.«, an.l P,x>Krc,.s cdilioii, •lovolwl lo to 1- iiK the story (J , Uii.s county's (iovulopmonl l'ro m the time ol ,|g hrst settlement to II.,. mil. •in [wolloHu lcrtl '! lill K 1 lin<1 ' in Pl''«*. » "'rilling story, fil readfni sl ' llslTlk ' rs «'«" '''"'I " well worth M c,.™l Mississippi county's story i.s one of " " ° f lh ? C ° ltriel - Nows contrast )s , t wnhj 0|1 , ^t; | ,. ; News y mkU'os* „ u ,., ltll >n - l_eiirlit cents In cover postage. Erf Early Loader . , Iffli'i f,ii West ..Tennessee---.MEMPHIS, July 1 (UP)—Ligilt to heavy rains struck the mid- foulh today to relieve parched crops-and the intense heat which had gripped a wide area for four days, ; Heavy rains over parts of south • r-rn Missouri and southern Illinois reached down into Upper west Tennessee- today nnd general showers throughout the ..mid- south were promised late today or tonight. At Union City, Tcnn, n heavy rain started falling early last ni«lu nnd was More thi general throughout Obinn county j ' Oli iwhile Janie nnd County Agent Franklin, Yatcs i? 5 : James claimed the ne»ro Shot Husband in Self Defense, Witnesses Tell Deputy Prosecutor L charge' of murder a-jainst ilene Johnson.' 1 negrcss. was dismissed by Municipal Jucluc Doyle Hendci-fon (his morning when the deputy prosecutor announced (hat witnesses said she slid her hns- taud. Sain, Johnson, In self dc- :eii!--e. -!.; , The j slaying occurred yesterday rarnint; on n farm soiitmist of Jiylht' Johnson uas advanc- >NT toward the woman with n !ni!t blurted knife when she B rab- tal a-shotgun and fired, witnesses said, Tiie load struck the lusro full hi (he body and he 'Ji'-d : almost instantly. Sandy Neal, negro, was cleared of in charge of petit larceny l(c;-Td njtahisl. him on tiin cr-ni- Piiint nf Dob; James. rfimiber ^iiie rartner. tol had worked on James' and ; armmd-his housr liv- ln s in the. house, as a sort of hcise boy cr handy man. Jam An oubtanding example of Ihe type of vigorous pioneer who first settled Mississippi county was Charles Bowen. pictured above many of whose descendants are now leading citizens of the county. He was the county's third sheriff and its lender in war and reconstruction. His story nnd that """ in .-:Ltii n:u itunug cany last — MU J ^-' Bulimy man Jam n s I .">*.<-. m .vui ,i nnd was still falling today clail ««i the negro "had stolen the ' 1 '' collstrllc »on. HB slory nnd II than one and one-half inch- nt ' ro ' s "Horn's ppuere" and $15 j n , '™" y otller Pioneers us told d fallen by noon. It was '" Clsl > 'rori the farmer's money 1SSUe of the c °»™r News. I tlirou2hont Obinn rnimii-i " }ox iWhiie James wa-? ^unv fn,. „ ~ J __ fiLD'S-lEI is L Scnlimenl in Connecticut and Rhode Island Is Almost Even I'Timor Hunt, I'nmrd aulhor- iiewTijiniier f.irrcspimilenl, 1ms made a thorough, i!on-n:irlis:ui study of Hie sentiment uf voters in the industrial east ami has summed up lib findings in four slorles, of u-hieh (his is lh» second. l!y Fit AX1 lilt HUNT (Copyright, me, NEA Service, Inc.) The old clsarmaker in Hurt ford. Conn., wns ft soil of "if," "but," nml "in spite of" voter. I would say tlmt he represents Ihc conservative craft unionists—the man wlio I owns 'his own little home, nml is . worried about high taxes nml es- ' travngnnl relief costs. His vols might decide the election In the cast. "There arc a good many things that I don't like nlxml tills Iloose- vell administration," 1 ]C explained. "We're bulkling nn uxiicnslvc nnd dangerous bureaucracy In Washington, and a coniitry-wittc political machine on public relief money —bu( I don't see niiytlilng else to do hut, vote for the Democrats as the lesser of Uvo evils. "Yon Jienr bitter complaints on all sides, but the workhiginan will just about have to support Koose- vclt. in spite of cvoiyl'ntnj, 1 tlilnk he will cnrry Connecticut." 1 A ncar-Commnnlst put it lo me .this way: "Labor here anil every-, where else is seething with discontent. They're scared to death of Fascism, and nr.e forc.ed into Roosevelt's camp. ' I "The president doesn't, go near I far enough (o (lie left for them, I but, he's;the best of: t'hc. lot... ; : I "•People on the ; qiil5ide have no idea how deep this bitterness against the iiulustrialists and bosses nntl men willi money really is. Most of this rWng temper hasn't jelled yet, but you watch radicalism grow In this country lifter the election. deatl. Aikntisas 7^JU- Parched Tiie temperature in Union City nnd vicinity dropped from 100 yesterday to Gfl during the night. The rain was bringing lower temperatures everywhere It struck. Arkansas, with a rainfnll deficiency of M inches since January l, hoped for a general rain to alleviate drouth conditions as alarming as the record dry spell in 1530. Scattered showers fell in Little Hock and several parts of north Arkansas this morning with indications more would come later. Extension service officia 1 ^ at Little Rock described crops in critical condition and reported "the entire .state needs a drenching three- or four-day rain." JUKI ^uumy Agent r-TaiiKini, xatcs l,; -. ^mes manned the negro ciid It will snve crops not already ' "-'-''sued" the Vbonns papers" to ''"•"' " ri1 «s security fcr about $107 'I'c wjro owed '-. him. Tiie nejro testified that so ft.i as k 1 knew he oweri his employer "'""• lhat Ihc farmer had Nested that he give she com- |l-Ji!.-jtion. certincnte and discharge i'sptrr. ,o James lor s?.fe kesrinc a) '0 that the . rar;n,-r had later 'fund to return them to him '•<•' nclmUted lakh>? the papers vl; -«' James was ;:w<,y but s-.Sd "n.-e was no mun»v in the box ai inc time, on cioss e.vamina- i'°!i James admitted that it ua.s '(-viral days alter the Mc:rail::s r 'i> 'bat he <iistnvcrrd the pau°.Ys ''•'<' moneiy were missing. He >aia he unaware that he -wa no; legally i-rid the nc;;c'.- p."ip:ir.;.-' The negro .-Mid ~a;-ed fcr James \vh«M :lrir.kin£ luavily and ;ia-;l ii.iich an $400 in cash of money 01: him at limi's cakin 1 / ?;iy of it CNiy:p*. liquor a', James' duvc- ,Ncw Orleans Cotton . MEW ORLEANS, July 1 (UPI — Speculators took charge of the cotton mnrkct today in Die face of several adverse influences and ran prices up about $1 a bale. Gains ranged from 14 to 20 points nnd (lie market closed steady at the best marks of the day. Buying was based on strong foreign markets and active demand for spots and small crop estimates. 'Ihere was a renewal of the real- ising movement today and reports of considerable rain in the cotton bell. open liigh low close July 1230 1235 1226 p 1238b Oct 1149 1105 1148 1105 Dec 1148 1165 114B HG5 Jan 1148 1148 IHS-^CG Mar 1150 116G 1148 11G6 May 1155 1175 1155 1170 lc l - c ,' " a " S( " ••'"ion !? " tion. Stock Pi-ices Drouth May Create Actual Shortage of Some Kinds In U. S. WASHINGTON, July 1 (UP)— In tlie midst of drouth which has ravaged the northwest spriii" wheat section. Ihc bureau of agricultural economics reported loony that the world wheat supply nT< 7nl.. i ,. .. * v ' July ,1 nine years. was the smallest in 050,000 bushels, Jut.v 1, 1928. 10 •' H> YORK, July 1 (DPI — S"i in railroad nnd utility 5 nnd a .seven point spurt '*«' high at 125 In Wcsling- '_ Electric bolstered a wan-! '«'t market-. r and T [""•ndo. Copper ''•'hem Steel The bureau estimated that the July 1 wheat cnrry over in the States will be about 125,the smallest since The bureau estimated the surplus In principal exporting coun- Iries on July 1 at about 388000- bushels compared with 532,000000 bushels n year ago, 741,000,000 bushels in 193! and 789,000,000 bushels—an all time peak—in the summer of 1933. Tiie total world carry Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS. 111.. July 1 (UPI—Hog receipts 5,000. Top 10.00. 17-230 Ibs., 10.75-10,00. HO-1GO Ibs,, 10.00-10.15. Bulk sows, 8.75-9.25. Cattle receipts, 3,000. Steers. 7.00-S.OO. • Slaughter steers, 5.00-9.00. Mixed yearlings nnd haifers, 8,50 9,25. Slaughter heifers, 4.50-850. Beef cows, 4.00-5.00. Tlie Cutters and low cutlers, 2.75-3,15. found i 't- Servce.. £<« Cola Sj ril(l Ml American Tank ^•"f,il Electric ~ r ;" t: !>l Motors '"'"istional Harvester " tlv! von-Robbins ...... j over was estimated at 535,000000 "••""-*•" with 856,000,000 'last 1.109.000,000 two years The bureau noted that dctcrior- ! compared year ago. "Loft-wing Communists arc boring from within in the old A. p. of I-. unions. Right here In the Hartford Central Union they've almost got control. This so-called United Front is n master political move on the part of the real radicals. l-'Ciir O. O. P. liclurii "The one thing they don't want is a return of the Republicans, nnd it is that t'nrcal that forces them to line up most, of their workers on the side of Roosevelt. That's the reason, too, they're so bitter against Father Cotighlin. T.iey fear he's a Fascist in disguise. 1 can't see how they can defeat Roosevelt in tills state." I put all tliis up to the '.lead of the Hartford Central Union, a stubby, blue-eyed, tough little Irishman named Ixmergnn. He hnd been a building trades organizer for years, and now suddenly he found himself nj'hling a disciplined, highly organized left group within his own ranks. He was bewildered, bitter, and aroused. '"Hie WPA does pay the union rate of wages (wll'n a maximum monthly wage of $93.50 in tlie building end), but to get on the WPA lists a sclf-respcctlng workman must impoverish himself and turn pauper," he spurted out at me. "It means that in all these WPA building Jobs t'nc old union men are replaced by contractors who hire scabs and have always mistreated their labor. "We're as bitter as hell about It —but what can we do? I don't want '•" m-XVIlU allon of the spring wheat crop presumably because of tlie drouth , —nnd a small production of hard • 31 1-3 :m1 vvi ' Uer wheat 1 were in prospect d,;t-a! nml nolc <' 'hat "continued un- S| . ;M ! favorable conditions in the spring 9 1-3; wheat area might again iiccessi- 4 'j -. 3 ; tale hard wheat imports." lo vote for the Republicans, and I'm scared Cotighlin will end up backing some sort of Fascism. 'wis-San Francisco JSeds 3'.i 3-1 10 1-41 S-H 11 1-J New York Cotton 29 1-4 58 3C 3-S; July 8C ' Oct. 59 1-2 Dec. 10 1-4 Jan. 6 i Mar. ! May NEW YORK. July l. (UP)—Cotton closed very steady. open iiljh low close 1228 1154 1155 1155 1157 1161 1240 1170 mo 1170 1172 Hie deer Is ths Hie United states. 1224 1151 1151 1153 H54 lisa 1249 1169 1169 1170 1172 1178 17. s l» ls d«.wd steady at 1250, up "I suppose w'ncn it gets down to it I'll be forced to vote for Iloose- even if I do dislike him. It'll sure be close in this stats." llridgcport Is Uooming Some 50 miles from Hartford Is the tool-making center of Amcrl ca—Bridgeport. Conn. A Landoi man. known for years as a fair minded observer, painted the fol lowing picture of the political and economic scene: "Tiie Industrial east Is booming. Bridgeport has a weekly .payroll only a few thousand dollars less t'nan it was In the fantastic days of 1929—and larger than It had ever been before or since that time. "There Is an actual shortage of skilled mechanics. Our relief roll is one-third of what it was at fne peak. The whole relief problem is accepted now as something |»rma- Arkansas Concern Challenges Right of Labor Board !o |-|plcl Hearings WASHINGTON, July 1 (UP) — Constitutionality of the Wagner labor act wns challenged in the supreme court Icday by the Urad- ley Lumber Co.. of Arkansas, assuring n lest on validity of the act at Ihe coining term of the court. The company appealed in an action brmiaht against (lit' National labor Relations board in Ntnv Orleans which sought an Injunction to restrain (lie board from holding hearings under the provisions of the Wngner law. In the suit the company assorted that It was iinconstltu- tlcrml and || m t its enforcement even to the extent of holdlr<-' hearings would do the company Irreparable injury. The district court dismissed the suit 'Tor hick of equity" as fai- ns Washington members of the board were concerned. 'Ihe clrevtt court of appeals affirmed the decision of Hie district court nnd refused to Issue a slay pi'iKiins; the appeal. The appeal clmijed tlmt the law Impairs and destroys "freedom of contract between employers nnd employes" and invades Ihe powers deserved to Ihe stales by attempting to regulate the relationships between employers and employes engaged in manufacturing within a state. The -aupenl noted flint ~ since the decision in th« lumber case tlie Neiv Orleans circuit cowl has condemned Ihc law In the Jon and Laughlln steel Corporation case,; along the lines of ,the supreme - court's decision •: In ' tjie •'GuIfcy"act'case. j;'-'. ;. ';. i I "The act assailed Ls a ' substantial rc-cnactiiienf of Section :7-A of (he National Industrial 'Kccov- cry Act, which this court condemned iu Echt'chter Porltry Cor- poilition vs. the United States," the brief said, "ft Is. strikingly similar to the labor provisions of the code condemned in Carter vs. Carter Coal Co. (the GutTcy act cnsc)." M- :• : -' ; ::•* •'"•>W^'-'J5^-7^ Preparing for War On Unions, Leader of Workers Movement Declares WASHINGTON, Jnlv 1. (UP) — I'hlllip Murray, gray-headed field marshal of labor's drive to organize the steel industry, charged today that mill operators arc "setting up veritable arsenals" In fnclr attempt lo defeat the union campaign. He said It Is "common knowledge in steel circles that the corpora- iions are setting up arsenals." At the same time he charged that an organizer for t'rc Committee for Industrial organization, whMi is supervising the drive to amass 500,000 mill workers, was kidnaped early today from Stcu- benville, O. He said that local private detectives forced him onto a train and ejected him far out in the country after robbing him. Murray was in Washington today to confer with John L. Lewis iicnd of the C. I. C. campaign to organize American v-rkers Into vertical unions. Murray said lie'has no definite statistics but said It hnd bsen reported to him that gunmen are being shipped into key centers of the orgiviii(ing campaign. He explained that the steel or- ganling campaign is Hie latest drive of the C. I. o. for Industrial unions. He said lha tthree other large unions are redoubling tlieir indciicncicnt efforts to gather new members to the vcrllcal organization structure. He said llia't the rubber workers linvc gained inbout 40,000 new members and th^t the UnKed Automobile Workers were also Increasing their membership. itlmtec( On Page 2) Some of the features of Walker Park ami the ndjolnlnn Mississippi County Fairgrounds. lilythevillc's $100,000 WPA project which will be •ormally dedicated Saturday, are shown above. M Hie top Is part of he six-acre artificial lake which skirls tlie southern border of the park. Next Is the swimming pool, put in use for the first lime last night; it is the largest In this section nnd as well equipped ns any in the country. The third picture from Ihc top Is the huge oxhlhi" tlon hall, the main fair buildhifr. At Ihc bottom is the smndstnnd, Motor Bus Overturns Crossing Natural Briilge NATURAL BHIDGE, Va., July 1 (UP)—A Greyhound bus carrying 33 passengers through n wild rainstorm across historic Natural Bridge skidded nnd overturned today n few feet from the brink of a sheer precipice 212 feet high. "She Liked Me So Well" Ring Thief Explains NEW YORK, July 1 (UP) — Thomas McCarthy, 2-1, who said he wns a ball player with the Little Rock. Ark., team, gave this ex- planntton in the police line-up today of why lie took a $2,000 ring fiom Ruth D'Arcy: "She liked me so well I thought anything she had was mine." McCarthy was arrested alter lie sold the ring for $287. Furloughs Are Granted Convicts From County Furlouglis of 90 days were granted by Governor J. M. Fulrell at Little Rock yesterday to Henry Hatchell and William R. handler, residents of the Huffman community, norriieast of here. They were sentenced (o six years each in the state penitentiary in March', 1935, after they plwvdcd guilty at Osceola to the robbsry of a storekeeper on the Ashporl Ferry road north of Luxora. Clemency was recommended by the trial Judge, fne deputy prosecuting attorney, the sheriff and Ihc prosecuting witness, it was stated here. Sheriif Clarence H. Wilson shall be responsible for the return of the men to prison at I'he expiration of their furloughs, the clemency orders specified. Germany has more motorcycles than any of.icr country world. Helen Suggests League Refuse lo Recognize Ilaly's Conquest of Ethiopia GENEVA. .Inly 1 (UP)—Anthony Eden, British foreign .secretary, asked the assembly of the League of Nations today to refuse to recognize Ilaly's conquest of Ethiopia. At the same lime iie urged the dropping of sanctions against Italy. llccausc of the failure of the Lea'jiin machinery to halt the war In Ethiopia. Eden sui>geslcd that a reform of the covenant might be considered usefully at the September assembly. Rlcn's address followed one by Premier I,con Blum of France who. ndniltllniT Ihc Lcasrue's failure in llirr Ethiopian affair, suggested thai. Europe hiis returned (o a situation similar lo that of 1914. Hr- nskcd for prompt ncllon to preserve peace and declared ominously that France would not remain parelvc If her soil or that of her allies Li Invaded. Etlon informed the assembly that Britain's special Mcdiicrran- enn obligations resulting from the Italian-Ethiopian war would not be tllsoimlimird with the dropping of sanctions until the temporary uncertainly Is over. Ho referred to the mutual assistance agreements between Britain and various Mediterranean countries except Italy. C'hicapo Wheat lliicc-Day Celebu I i o n Will Open Fiiclay, Toun- ; al Ccicmony Satin clay ' ' M Walker, Park nnd the adjoining Mississippi ooiintj IVihyioiinds KprisonlliiB bcUctn them an Investment of $100000 bv lie people of UljlhoUlle and the, Woik-s Progress Administration. 1 will receive - tholr formal dedication Saturday: morning at exercises arranged lii ; connection with n Ihrcc-iUiy celebration of (heir completion which will open Piidny nnd continue f.irousli Sunday. : I lvi> tlullllng p-ifoiniincM by Ihe le\as Rnngus itodeo mil t dunce nlrtuy night In the b| g new exhibition hall nt the falrgioiind-i will be ||i>hU of the celtbin lion flic foil" swimming pool jn now In operation:'nnd will furnlhlr ricunllon for thousinds (hirlnl; the celebration. Mni|i \\l\\ hpcik . ao\crnoi J M I'utiell rloyd Sharp, .state WPA ndminlstrntor, nml possibly Senator Joe T. Robin on will be heio for tic dullcii loij cxciclse'i Balmdny Niniici ous other state nnd WPA officials have also indicated they will - be piesenl Jeae iMjloi will piesldc nt 11)5, ., dedication ceiemony MI' Sharp will make foimal prcs»nlntlon or tlie park nnd f-iligiounds in IHmlf : or fne Works Progress Administration nnd Mayor Cecil Slmne \ v !ll [leapt in behalf of the i,itj ind tounlj 'llicio will also ba a talk' •> by Go\unoi rntrcll and on. \ir Senator Robinson If he finds P possible to be picsuit ' : A leceptlon committee, undo up of cllUens fiom all p-uts of th» county hns been dcsl^iiiUd for I'10 affair u s members me j T Coston nnd A r liai.iam Osce- otn J H Ciain and W r Wll•on Wilson col r p Jacobs Orldci L o Bjerlcj i^nchvl|lc, B. A. Lynch, If. llrghtill, c. II. niib- cock, c. a. Smith, v. O. Holland J A Leech c M Buck Q H Wil«on Jesse T.iyloi and Cecil Slmne. Dlytlicvlllo. Fllowlng the dedication exercLscs t'hc gathering- will ndjoiirn to the nag pole, near the swlihmhij pool ,•• where a nag, the gift of Dud'c.i- son post, American Legion, will b? presented nnd raised. 1'laii l»rthcr I)cveln|nuent The .dance celebration of tbe. completion of the park and fairgrounds will open at 10 o'clock Friday night In t'nc cxlhlbtion hail, ! near the grandstand Jolmnv Malt-^ lands II piece orcl estrn of Pittsburgh, one of the best in the cotni-"" 'ry, will play. Rodeo performances arc scheduled In front of tne Rrandsland at 2 and 8 p.m. on Friday and Sat- ' urday and nt 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. While.the park and fairgrounds, as originally planned, arc now virtually complete, the 'Mississropi County pair association, which 1ms. fostered Ilia undertaking from the. start and which will iliaimge both nark and fairgrounds under le.vse from the city, has plans for'fu'r- tlicr extensive improvements in the j future. Applications for sup mentary WPA projects are awaiting approval. ;' . . The park, It nas been d« will be known as Walker pj honor of John B. Walker, years held intact the 33-af of virgin timber in whlchj cated In the hone thai It would,Js i,scd for pose. Tlie falrgroui 40 acres adjoining ft, north, will be knr, sissippi county 'Wiilb Ihere l al allcnmls to for ntytlicyiilr, lory of ttiftj Is virtu . ganizallonj condiic at Osceo'^ -.Jn 1 July ISrp . [ open ,M 1-4 pi 1-2 05 7-S 93 : 97 1-3 94

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