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Blylheville Courier Blythcvlltc Herald Mississippi Valley Leader Blytlievllle Daily News fcOURIER NEWS ARKANSAS AND BOXTTIIBAOT MISSOURI RKANSAS, THUUSDAY, Al'RH, 21, i«)38 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS FIGHTISJILL 15 Loyn]. S | Resistance Si if fens I" Spain; Japanese Add Rcenlorcements V.y Unileil I'rcss Warfare in Spain and China today developed into stubborn attack ami counfin- attack that may pro- Ion" lii-hlm;; indefinitely. The Spanish loyalist, government rcijortcd rtcnipt of war materials und tightening of defense linos npa'nst the Insurgent offensive. Tartosu loyalist defenders still hold out against a hammering attack, The government claimed that nationalist armies had been stalled after they spilt loyalist Spain in two and that government troops had made important gains In the Lerlda nml Tromp sectors. If the loyalist position is Improved as indicated by comparative quiet along the front the government's claim that Catalonia will hold out indefinitely might be bolstered. At the same time, from a military viewpoint it was obvious that nationalists were involved in consolidating their positions along the Mediterranean and in taking the strategically important city of Tortosa before turning loose their full war strength in an effort to Aged Woman Leaps To Death In White River NEWPORT. Ark.. Apr. 21 (UP) — Mrs. Uollle Trotter, 7(1. of Oil ' Trough ended her life ,.,',,-iy loiluy I when she jumped from a bl'tjb cm-' bankiiicni into the While Kim- ' Her body was found later Itoaliiw in the water. Friends mM she had tlireutcnril • previously to commit suicide und l:iul been in ill health for u year. l-'uncrai services and burial will he ni Maple Springs ci'ini'lrry fj:il- ND DEAD IN JAIL Taking Toe-Hold On Spring ...AMt^ '3*'W4RKtttM*;*xv.'>wu - - „..,,,. -,« _ * 1^ • TO Is Appointed By Governor As Centennial Commission Chairman break through to the loyalist stronghold of Barcelona. In any event military experts agreed with the claim of Generalissimo Francisco Franco that the nationalists were, assured of victory-although the question of when they would get it remained open. In China Japanese massed forces en the central front to renew their recently shattered offensive toward the Chinese capital al ronkow bttt Ihelr difficulties con- Onueci, While admitting the loss cf Linyi to the invaders the Chinese claimed they had trapped 10,- t:o Japanese in an attack on a mountain slronghold near Yihsien, Military operations on the central front were believed likely to l-c forced lo a decisive stage by Japanese re-enforcements seeking "to save face" by regaining itnpor- !"iit areas from which they were driven in south Shantung province LITTLE ROCK. Apr. 21. (UP) — C. E. Palmer. Tcxarkana publisher today was named chairman of the newly reorganized state centennial commission by Oov. Carl E. Bailey Bailey had offered (lie post to Col. T. H. Barton, El Dorado oil man, but Barton refused the post, saying he would be unable to give the position proper attention in the face of his activities in the | state livestock show and his personal business ailairs. Members of the old executive's committee of the group had their resignations accepted by Bailey in tins morning's session and new officers were appointed. They were: Wayne Harding-. Port Smith, vice chairman; A. W. Parke, Little Rock, secretary; R,. E. Waile. Little Rock, treasurer. military by the greatest Chinese victory in modern times. Chinese artillery and infantry attacks however continued highly effective and even if the Japanese offensive succeeds in the long run the CTinese could fall back to fortified line along Iheiv heavily tlie Luns;hai railroad where they believe they cat: hold out indefinitely if war materials continue available. Elsewhere; Washington — Military officials indicated that no restrictions would be placet! on sale of American fighting planes to foreign govern - Stock prices NEW YORK. April 21 (UP1 — --- i Utilities supplanted aviation issues incuts, including Great Britain fas slock market leaders in an ir which has sent a delegation to the I regularly higher and ijiiiet session Hundreds To Take Part In Negro Parade Friday Between 600 and 800 negro school [. 9' Ei Val '"er of Joncsboro. children will participate in Hit- parade through the business section here tomorrow which will open the elaborate program arranged by negro groups in dedicating the negro exhibit building at Ihe Walker park and fairgrounds here The parade will be led by the 26-piece band from the negro A and M. College at Pine BlufT, Ark. The dedication program starts at two o'clock with a number of prominent speakers. including E. A Miller. Washington, assistant director of the agricultural adjustment administration. A number of ether speakers, both white and colored will take part in the program. The program will IK staged at the fairgrounds grandstand and public address equipment has been provided to make the entire proceedings easily audible. ITniU-d Sbtes and Canada to plan imrcha.se in order to bolster their campaign to catch up with German and Italian air armaments. Gene\ a—Emperor Halic Selassie of Ethiopia indicate! to the League Hglit today. A. T. A T. Anaconda Cop. I2G 3-4 Assoc. D. G "(i 28 1-e. Beth. Blcel Boeing < Chrysler cf Nations that he Great Britain's plan for league i-ccognizalion of the Italian conquest of Ethiopia. Rome-Premier Bcnito Mussolini led Italians in celebration of Rome's 2.C91st birthday anct the Fascist labor day, coincident with resumption of Franco-Italian negotiations for a treaty of friendship. Berlin-Newspapers reported thatl = 0 conv Vnr Ihe nazis had confiscated all prop-jst ( j. oil N J Cities Serv. Gen. Elec Gen. Mot Int. Harvest Montgomery Ward N. Y. Central Packard Phillips Pet '..'. Radio Schenly Dlst. ..... 'immons 48 1-2 2B 1-4 44 3-4 34 3-8 32 1-2 59 5-8 32 3-8 11 V-8 4 1-g ertics in Austria of exiled Archduke Otto of Hapsburg, pretender to il'c throne, who has been charg- c.1 with treason. , York Cotton Texas Corp. . . S. Smelt U. S. Steel 4 1-8 18 3-4 17 1-4 13 1-2 48 39 1-4 5fi 45 3-8 Snvs 1:1 x p o vial i o n Of Amount Asked Would Be Of 'Military Importance' WASHINGTON, Apr. ai <up>_ Km-ehiry of Interior llnrold L Mrs today Indicate:! (he United Stales will not permit shipment to Germany of 10.000,0(10 cubic feet of liellmn gas desired for operation of a new dirigible in trans-Atlantic service. Jokes declared (but the testimony of the state department army and' navy experts had established llmt! sale of such a mjantlly of gas to Germany would constilulc a supply "of military importance" and nence forbidden under t} lc acw helium export act. He declared that Germany has failed to give adequate assurance tlml the heiiuin will be used only for commercial pm-poses and lias declined to further a money bond to tack up such a guarantee. "I have asked the slale, war and navy departments for further In- formslton on the sale of helium." Ickes said "before consignment of any quantities to foreign powers." Prepare Sterling Store For Opening Here Soon The work of remodeling and redecorating the building at the corner of Main and Second streets which will be occupied by the new .,., Sterling store hns been completed .„ and members of the organization are now here directing Ihe installation of merchandise preliminary (o the opening of the store. trict supervisor for the atcrli'n? organization, has "been here ail week and has employed a number of loral salesgirls who m- e eji^eci In arranging tbe stock and various merchandising displays. Mr. Varncr said the personnel of the > local store had not been completed and a number of additional salespeople would be etnplo.ved and trained before the stpre is opened for business; The slore hns been equipucd throughout, with new fixtures anil when ready for the public will be one of the most modern five and ten cent stores in this section. Officials of the company plan to make a definite announcement of tlie opening soon. Doubl that sprin, is in th c air can lake It f rom these won't be heckled by a tcachc vo,e. Two sit and ab—ndedly' he r lady loves. But the third has the true sph-JL of "i the sun, shielding his face with his hat tell him when lie has a bite. War In China over Em-ope—but it's spring iii Oklahoma, where was taken. educated toe war in Spain, quarrels this picture J. L. Guard Is Elected Rotary Club President J. L. Guard was elected president of the Rotary club at the weekly luncheon meeting of that group and two visitors. C. H. Hull of Memphis, nml the Rev. Prank O. Smith, n. D.. of Omaha. Neb., at the Jifgh school today when the home economics class of Ihe city rlgh school presented Ihe program and served lunch. Other officers elected Kiiby, vice president; U. S. Branson, secretary; Louis Nash. Dr. L. L. Hubener and Harry w. Ha hire! directors. During the program hour. .Miss Phe Marie Kooncc and Miss Tone Muery gave short (alks on thc work done in the Home Economics department. This was followed with _ Rice-Stix Factoiy Payroll ' Tin's Week Largest Since Opening Here The sum of $1,254 will be paid the 203 employes of the Rlcc-Stls factory at closing time (his afternoon for thc largest weekly payroll the factory has had since it opened in November with a crew of ten girl workers. The individual checks for the workers, exclusive of the Instructors and office help, will range from slightly under five dollars, lo be paid a few who started work this week and did not complete the full 45 hours, lo eight dollars to be paid girls who have been working there longer and have done better work, Despite the recent recession, which started after the factory was opened five months ago, new workers have been added steadily one draw back to the wage scale increasing faster is because It is necessary to start so many new SirJs and Vsomen each month, .lack Thro, manager, pointed oiil, He said that girls arc hired, they work about a month for ihc mini', mum of nvc dollars for a 15-Jioiir week and then at about thc time they can Jje put on a higher -piece work" scale they move away and new, inexperienced workers -- — ~^.. a ncwsmper , publisher for four years. ' David publishes a weekly mim- ' Mgraphert. four-page paxjr' culled .. . >_•!,.., ia ,u i f y trii^s iViii ry i\t*lL | v " "•"* '"' *- 1 * ""il -iwu i en Iff^HHI I Wf Patterson, Miss Geneva Graves, and t a ' h . c s t- Louis n rm expects to ' sf01 ' a vocal trio by Miss Mary Nell I to ^ )llrc >1 "ncl started again Patterson, Miss Geneva Graves, a •"-•--- - Miss Bonnie Jeanne Buchanan. gallon of 34 Counties "Equal Slmvc" 50 MTTLK HOCK, Apr. 21. <UI>>- IX'lennini'd In obtain an eqiuil iimoinil of roads under the ailllfl- palcd $6,01)0,0011 Inilldini; proiiTam lo be launched soon, iv doloyillon of 160 ini'n from 34 .southern Arkansas count li-x inn wlih u u . slut,. highway commission this afternoon. Original plans called for Hie delegation to meet with the commission din-Ins Hie morning. The change In plans was made duo U) Innblltdy of same of Uu> commission members- to reach Die ell v In lime fov the morning meeting" The delegation held n nici'lliii; nt which I,. L,. MUchcll, I'rescolt, president of Ihe South Arkansas hl<>h- ways lussorlnlloii, nddresst'd (lie delegates «ml explained what would 1» asked of the commission In the way of roads. "Southern Arkansas has been discriminated against In all past road building programs and we arc here today io see llmt this dues not Impiien this lime." Mitchell said. "Wo have been ignored for the last time and by |>re.scnllnj[ a strong case we hope to be able lo tlic commission to give us a part of the $5,000,000 they hope lo have lo spend during the year. 'Arkansas' of the past highway commissions neglected those 3-1 southern comities long enough but part of I he blame lies with us because we liai-e not been Insistent, enough for roads. I hope that such action on the part of south Arkim- snna Is past history," Mitchell declared. C!ov. Carl K. Bailey expected'to attend Die meeting along with members of the highway commission. night Factories Shut Down Small But Serve Industry DETROIT, Apr. 21 <UP),_Slrlk- ers closed all eight plants of the Holm aluminum and brass corporation today. The walkout brought the number of strike bound Michigan factories to" 13. Although only 2.000 workers were allecled by the Uolin strike the corporation's output of aluminum and brass pails is vital to n larf share of Ihe automobile industry A .squat! of 30 uniformed police guarded the gate of Holm's Number One plant. At 7 n. in., when the day slilfi was .scheduled to report, approximately 150 pickets took up stations on the sidewalk, aim- in B good natiircd jibs nt the police. There was no violence. Similar scenes were enacted at the company's seven oilier factories. The sword-blllixl humming has a beak which Is longer than the rest of Us body. Fire Insurance Rate Reduction Is Probable I.riTl.1-: HOCK, Alk', Apr 21.— InsuiHme CummlssloniT M. J, Har- flsci.i «roti' fiov. C.'iirl K. lialley yesterday lliiil Arkansas Is cnltiled lu a mlm-tlon In lire Insurance rnti'X ivhlch »hnitl<l bring a $250,0ua .iiuiual Mivinif tii premium payers, "Whl!i> our law Is not nci-frct by , uny HUMUS," Jv(r, Ihirrlsijii wild In his Idler to the ijdvcriuji'. "we fee] llmt the cl(t/.eiis nf Arkansas aiv.i ruin iHiiivs now avallnlili', rnttlled 11 u ri'ihii'lim in Hi-,. Insurniico rail's." Mr, lltti-i-isun said (lie exact of Death of Defendant In Weivcl Case Not Dclcrminecl . POCAHOm'AR Ark., April 21. of all stock live Insurance CTIIIJU- nles opt'mthiij in the slule. Final Session of Arkansas Presbytery Held Here Lasl Niglu Following the election of commissioners to the General Assembly to be held In Meridian, Miss., May in, Ihe Arkansas Presbytery, which convened here Tuesday, adjourned last night to meet In West Memphis Oct. 10, at 1:30 o'clock. The sermon of the closltid session was delivered by the Rev. J. S. Sleeper, of Ilatcsvlllc. Each Presbytery is allowed two ministers and two elders for representation at the General Assembly, nils year the Arkansas Presbytery will have the Rev. H. D. hu.sbtiud, will Hcbner, -was found dead In her cell at the Randolph, county Jail til 1 p.m. today. The woman's body was found slumped over the floor of the cell by Sheriff John T. Thompson. Cause of the death was- not known. I Coroner H. a. McNabb began an Immediate Investigation. : : Mrs, Hcbner was charged with the murder of her husband after a. skeleton was found In the cellar of llielr rural home near here/She was arrested, in Miami, pla., several weeks ngo nnd brought here for questioning. Although she maintained she was Innocent of Uie slay- Ing she was charged with murder and licld for trial. Uurlnj questioning ,by officers she told an amazing story-of'having married five men whom she met through "lonely heart" magazines. She claimed her husband -whom site Bald 'was In Africa now, had High Stepping and No Foolin' Boy of 15 Publishes Weekly for 4 Years AMANDA, O. (Ul>> — David IF. Dill, at 15 has teen Livestock NEW YORK. April 21. (UP) — < up > —Boss: 7.000 Col ton closed steady. T °I ) - 8 -45 open high low close 170-230 Ibs., 8.35-8,-tO May Jill. Oct. Dec. Jan. Mar. 8S4 890 900 902 905 912 897 005 008 !)09 914 881 889 807 895 903 ' 908 close 888 896 901 805 909 914 Spot.s closed steady at TO4, up 10. A« f Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS. April 21. (UP) —Cotton futures turned upward to- dav and closed six lo nine points higher. open .. 898 May Jul. C:t D-c. Jan. Mar. 903 911 912 920 920 high 304 910 917 919 920 927 low 8D7 002 910 912 920 920 close 903 907 915 fi!8 920 92S HO-160 Ibs.. 7.75-8.00 Bulk sows. 7.15-7.50 Caltle: l.SOO Steers, 7.00-9.00 Slaughler steers, 6.15-10.00 .Mixed jearlings. heifers. 7.00-8.25 Slaughter heifers, 6.00-9.00 Beef cows. 5.50-0.50 Cutters and low cutters. 4.25-5.25 Wheat high low close . Jul &T 85 3-8 84 1-8 84 1-8 82 7-8 83 1-8 82 82 Spot.s closed quiet at 913, up 8. Jul Chicago Corn open high low close 59 3-4 59 1-8 59 1-2 59 1-2 61 5-8 61 5-8 Gl 1-8 61 1-8 E, ITU T€LI YOU BY ' BOB — BURNS It's a wonderful thing to~have a goal to hit for, but it would be a lot nicer if everybody could be happy after they reached their goal. I knew a fella whose family had always been poor nnd It was his ambition to become a millionaire ffe says "I'm getlln' sick and tired of being looked down on by the millionaires." He went lo work earnestly and schemed and saved until finally I heard ho had nc- f)Uired a million dollars Not long after that i met htm and I says "Well, now, are you i s >y since you became a million-] on snub me." ' ' I,.'Englcr. continue Increasing thc number employed until it is expected thnt more than 300 will be employed there before (he factory lias been In operation for a year, it is stated. Sheffield School Is Destroyed By Fire SHEFFIELD. Ala., Apr. 21. (UPt —Fire today destroyed thc $100000 Sheffield high school building. Three hundred and fifty students and leachcrs, following a well rehearsed routine, made an orderly exit lo safely. One fireman was Injured during a three-hour battle to bring Ihe blaze under control. He was thrown from a ladder as a wall of the three-story brick building collapsed. Accused Of Forging Check On Tom Martin B. P. Adams. 30, of St. Louis t-, in jail here awaiting a hearing on a charge of forgery, following" his arrest late yesterday afternoon. Adams, who has been visiting relatives at Dell for several days, is ,il)e»cd to have -forged a check 2 ccnts - u contains school news, society notes, editorials and n religious column, On the editorial page, the sUiff Is listed as: Editor. David DHI- field editor. D. H. Dill; advertising manager, D. Dill; business manager. David D.; society editor D Dill; cartoonist. Dill. Women With Children Denied Drinks at Bar SALEM. Mass. (UPi _ Women ' f accompanied by babies or children cannot be served liquor in local taverns and restaurants, according to City Marshal John C. Ilarkins. So far no taverns have installed <Jay nurseries for matrons' benefit. Our Christmas nee. as we know It today, came fro:-i Germany, being mentioned by German writera as early as 1G05, but the actual origin js unknown. Adams. Iho flcv. w. Moore Scott U. E. Wilson nml W. II. Williams, all of Little Rock, as commissioners, with the. Rev. n. S. Schuster, of Joucslioro, the Hev. Julian B Green, of Walnut Illdgc, II. W. Sanderson, otWynneMind Crelghton Lj'le, of Marlaium, as. alternates. . _ ; _.. ____ Following a lunch at Osceola yesterday served by Ihe women of the Presbyterian church there, member/; of thc Preslictcry returned here for an afternoon cession, In *'hlch the first Item on the business docket was a report from Ihc permanent, commitlccs. One of Iho most mtercsttni; re ports was that ot the foreign mission committee which announced Ihe determination |o carry en missions in China regardless cf the changes in government, which told of Ihe closing of mission schools hi Korea because of Japanese militarism, mid expressed sympathy for the persecuted Japanese Chrfslians. The sum of $733,- married nuumcr ID women In a. similar 000 was expended tills year Presuylcrlnn churches for by missions, It was announced. The religious education committee reported on their plans for thc summer conference, the vacation schools, leadership training courses and classes. The Rev. L. A. Taylor of Llltlc Rock, reporting on tin.' Presbytery's Home missions for J. A..Hnnna, of Little Rock, who has resigned because of 111 health. laid stress on thc erection of Hie r.cw clmrc'.i at West Memphis and sclllMiieiu for a pastor for West Memphis and Earle. Tiie Rev. Alexi'.r.dcr Henry of Newport, chairman of the Arkan' Council Seeks Legal Opinion On Liability The city council, with all members and Mayor Marlon Williams present, met at thc city hall yesterday afternoon to discuss the 'demand, of w. J. Herring and company, Little Rock- bond -firth',.for$12,296,50 for Its commission'and expenses ou thc proposed purchase' of the Blytheville Water company properties by the city, a deal that Hie city finally dccltncd to accept. Cecil Slvnne, atorney, met' with the council at the request of Mayor Williams nnd was nsked to give a legal opinion of the question ot the city's liability for the purported commission. Roy E. Nelson, city attorney, Trtis not present at the meeting. To See Roosevelt But Doesn't Want Anything SOUTH SUDBURY, Mass., Apr. 21 (UP)—Henry Ford said today lib '.vl!l go to Washington April 27 to let President Roosevelt "look at some one who doesn't want anything." , f.'ollcge hrgcsl committee, reported enrollment for the years nl Uie college, sn-all delici'. from current ope-v- llons, and wlmiintr of A. A 'j !g basketball tlllc "by baske'tba;! le.mi which represented the stale J at Denver. Thc Rev. Algernon K!l- lougli, of Maviannit, who substl- I tilled for Mr. Hanna on the ses- sional records committee, reported records examined were in good permanent committee including assembly's home missions, bible cause, Christian education and ministerial relief, stewardship, assembly's training school, Caddo Valley Acad- Lloyd home, reported order. Other members. emy, Vcra on regular lu Number Nine Is Now One Variety Cotton Community Tlic one-variety cotton community which was once regarded by ninny as Impractical, has become a reality in thn Number Nine community this year, according to C. C. Langston, planter and glnner. This year, according to Mr. Langston, his gin community will plant 100 per cent D. & P. L. In taking the lend in the movement, Mr. Langslon pointed out that since He bought about 95 per cent of his customers' cotton, It was to his interest also to have a better and more uniform grade and staple. In 1935, when 100 percent of his atn community was using Half and Half, he secured direct from the breeder two tons of D .& p. L. seed, which he planted on his farm. of --„ technicalities i departments. 1 The follow!in In (lie perman „„, Bi-v. c. A. Harper, of Wesl'Mem-1 ? , . He saved all of these in such a way that there was no chance phis and Earte, addfd to the for- (ign missions; the Kev. John Crockett, of Batpsville. added to Christian Education and Ministerial relief; tlic Rev. W. F. Rogers. D. D., of Des Arc, the Rev. William T. Hunt of Lonoke, the 1 Rev. P. I. cairns jr., of Conway, replace the Rev. J. S. Sleeper of Batfsvllle. Charles Crook, nnd the Rev. C. M. Campbell, on the religious education committee; the WEATHER Arkansas—Cloudy, thiiudershon'- ers In east imrlion. cooler tonight, Friday partly cloudy, cooler in southeast portion. Memphis and vicinity — Cloudy, probably showers tonight, cooler Dnrc-devil ocrobals? No, Just a pair oJ swing music addicts who I hough I a regulation dance floor was much too lame and decided lo strut their slull on a narrow plank 19 stories above a Chicago business street. They are Belly and Ben Fox o) Oak Park, III,, and they performed n , ~«jj anu»i-i» wjnyuv, (.WILT c-drK, in,, aua \i}Gy penormecj n with lowest temperature tonight 52 giddy "Big Apple" for the bene-. to 56; Friday partly cloudy and i fit ot open-mouthed Easter pa- coo!cr - I raders below. Rev. Alexander Henry, port, made chairman of of stewardship committee lo which the Rev. C. T. McCully of Little Rock and of Paragould was added; the Rev. W. F. Rogers ot Des Arc, the Rev. Algernon Klllough of Marlanna replace J, A. Hanna and the Rev. c. M. Campbell on I ho Presbyterian Home nilssons committee; the Rev. J. S. Sleeper of Batcsville, made chairman of Arkansas college committee; the (Continued on Page Hgnt) with the other seed. He enough seed from this to plant his entire crop in D. <fc P. L. and to supply 50 percent of his gin customers with seed. The method used Ir, getting these seed to his customers was simply to exchange them pound for pound for their gln-nm seed at the tune Ihe customer ginned his cotton, or If he preferred, he could sell his seed outright and buy from Mr. Lnngston at a later data, usually In the spring. In this case he gave them the option of buying the D &: p. u seed , at Iho price they received for theirs or at the oil mill price on the day cf their purchase, whichever was the cheaper. Last year 85 percent of the territory was planted fo this variety and this year after seeing the difference which was made list year in the short and bttttr staples of cotton, the other fanners secured D. & P. L. to nwke the community 100 percent.