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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 23, 1938
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MJMK xxxv—NO. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS T}1E DOMINANT NEWSPAl'Kft or.' Nnn-FHifiAHT A™, ,..,„.,, .,,„ ***^ Blylhertlle Courier" niythevlllc Herald Mississippi Valley Lender ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI . Bly !" ei :'i I !._ D " Uy . NeW3 ______ BMTIIEV1M.R, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, A1MW, 2:1, IMS Vandenberj; Assails New Deal's Tax Policy, Sees Campaign Issue WASHINGTON, Apr. 23 (UJ')_ .Senator Arthur H. Vandenburg Uiep. i\fieh.) today characterized the Ins bill compromise a "face saver" for President Roosevelt and declared (he Neiv Deal's lax |»Ucy would become a campaign Issue thU fall. President Roosevelt, met with Chairman Pat Harrison of the senate finance committee at the White House before lenvln" on a week end cruise. It was assumed mat tiie conference concerned the tax compromise and the lax exemption message which Mr Roose- veil will send to congress Monday ••Harrison was the president's onlv i visitor today. Vnndciibei-g expressed himself as fairly well satisfied n-llh the compromise measure whercbv house and senate tax bill conferees broke their deadlock aver the undistributed profits nnd capital gains taxes. "The compromise" said Vanden- <wg "is a face saver for the administration." However Vandenburg declared .that President Roosevelt's tax views expressed in his letter lo the conferees would be made an issue in the fall elections. ' "The letter," he said, "subscribes unyielding fidelity to the precise • tax philosophy which the country has been so bitterly criticizing." President Roosevelt in a letter to Harrison and Robert U Doughton (Dem., N. c.) of the House ways and means committee con- demnetl senate repeal of the midls- -tnbnted prants, tax and modification of.,Hi capital gains levy as "striking as the fundamental principles of taxation, City Firemen Are On Long Stretch "Holiday" The firi> department k about ui make a ivrortl, it seems. H will be [ truce weeks tomorrow since ihcir ; was ii lire ali.rm and three weeks is I a* lorn; a limn as Bl>ll)pv)lle lias ever gone without an alarm tw- i cording to (Joy If tad,-lire chief •fliu flu's dining »». past si>months were about th<> ave uumijc-r for the winter season Ifc-ad .said. <. \ "Night Riding" Cases Dismissed By State Charges ranging from night riding- lo wife and child abandonment wore included in cases heard In municipal cpurt toay. An Investigation 6r shots fired Inlo n negro's house near Dell led to Hie arrest of M. Croney, o( that vfttnlt,. an-1 Ola Gllmore. who lives over the Missouri siatc line en charges of night riding. Their f-flsp.i were dismissed by the state. AH" Crcnstmw. negro, who was arrested on a charge of -.rife nnd child abandonment, will be tried Monday. Garfield Smith, negro, pleaded guilty to a charge of drlvlno while drunk, lie was fined $100. B. F. Adams, who was arrested several days ago on a charge of forgery and uttering after allegedly having forged a check on Tom Martin. DH1 planter, for $23 waived preliminary hearing after having <-iitcr«l a plea of guilty. He was hold lo Aw-nlt the action of oli-ult court. Elvis Fisher, negro, pleaded guilty to u rh^e of grand larceny which tn-ew out of the theft of n of cigarettes from the Klrby Dm? store at Main and second streets lie waived preliminary and was hold lo circuit court, Bond was set One man, charged with public drunkenness, was fined $10. There are 2,000.000 bicycles in I Holland. I Chinese Resistance Si if fens On Front Between Linyi And Yilisien SHANGHAI. Apr. 23. <UP» Chi- nesc troops, after retreating before a .strong Japanese offensive on the central front, .stood fast today to < form n new batttle line In the .J. hills between Linyi and Yihslen. Dispatches from the front made it plain that !l;t Japanese had started one of the most determined rlolive For Ad ion Not Made . Clear In An- nounccmen'l By Police NEW YORK, Apr. 23. (UP) Police .said (ocluy i\ M EIm,IX'Ui Wa»tier. 22. hud cojifrasfd thai she poisoned her hriilhi'i's Henry -'I iin:l. Clmrles, M. 'Hie boys died live <lny« ago city Chemist Tliomas Oonsulez found arsenle in their vlsceras yesterday. Tlu> giil. her motlicr, Airs Marie . Wagner, and a brother, August 24 j had been questioned all night' Police said the girl admitted giv- ms nor brothers rat poison In Load China's Ehihali 1(^(1 Wo, nen oranse juice and milk. She kept the jwison hidden In an oven Iray m (be uuillly's gas stove thcm siimll doses re- uy. she .said. Police did not announce her motive immediately. drives of the war In an effort, to retrieve their losses and wipe out the humiliation, of a scries ot defeats. Some military experts here, hearing reports that tens of thousands of Japanese reenforcfmenls had been landed at Tslngtao, predicted that the Chinese soon might have to abandon Suchow, junction city of the north-south railroad and the cast-west railroad which extends inland from Halchow. on the coast, to west central China. .-™ " *'•' » ''° clintll ' c » «' cr « l heirs ** their pa- Pinochle Player Tells How He Scored 1,650 SARANAC "LAKE. N. Y. (UP) — Wilitam Buckley, who. several months ago scored 1,050 points on \ pinochle hand/ has received a score of tetters from curious ptay- ;rs seeking to leani !IOT the "unorthodox" score was made. Buckley made Ills score under special rules prevailing at the Saranac Lnkc Moose Lodge card ...^ .1.11. vi ^ bill |1 IJil- ternal grandmother, whoso body was found in the East river on Christmas Eve, 1932. The will provided that If any of the children <Vtd the properly went to the survivors. District. Attorney Edinond Rowan ordered the girl booked on a homicide charge. She wns taken to the morning police lineup She said Henry was rough with her, frequently beat her up and once knocked out two of her teeth " Rowan said. "She couldn't explain why she poisoned Charles. She said she liked him " She (old of feeding the bovs poison on four different occasions. It was believed, that she had ™ u,"! 1UIC of «« Poison herself possibly ^ to divert, suspicion.' ;.;•;; .' County A.A.A. Group To Greet Tour Members Members -of (ho' Mlssissipp county group, have : been Invitee by ..lessee stltt. secretary, to 'nice at the Hotel Noble tomorrow aft WalchltiK will, prond smiles a dl-inonslration by „ BI . O;|I , O f Chinese women (hey have banded together lo ™oun. B c resistance to Japanese nggreMlon. Madame Chlni.g Kai-shek and Mnilame Hnang Chl-hslaiig, wire of China's nssktam jwllllcnl nffnlr» director lirc plcuired left to right ahove. In 'addition lo these activities, .Machune Kai-shek, Amcrlcan-educaled and weslern-appcarlng danghler of one of China's noblest families, Is the rleht-lmnd "man" of her "cnernl- l««ba,id. ami often de«ribed «,! the world's most powerful woman HITS fEDERflL Editors' Group Scores Idea As Aimed Against Freedom of Press WASHINGTON, Apr. 23. I.UP)- jonlesl*. The score wns made when he laid down eight aces, a run In trump and won every trick n'ftor ' ssoc -' a "°' 1 ' Vl>lle » .ie had melded 1,150 points j°" " llielr ''AAA -Winning every trick gave li(m!. T)lc tollr «"» . 'JO jioinls, but under local "house!' omorr<w «'°ri>i"g ami the rules" he earned nn additional i fl "' ecU "' s making the trip will bp 250 points for melding his entire e "" ls "' tiK Cape Glrarcleau or- ernoon at 3: o'clock to greet dlrec tors of the; American Au'tomoblli Association when (hey visit here °'L lhe "' '' AAA Welcome Tour." at St! Louis naud. This bonus jumped hlsscor, co l,G50. Buckley \vas playing In a four nonried game at a regular Moose! card parly. - ganization for luncheon lomor- In the afternoon (hey will drive Ready to Meet With President here where they will ul; of the local group for a short time before driving to Memphis. Tlie lour, sponsored in Arkansas annually by Governor Cnrl E Bailey, will Include a number of points in this state. III T€LL YOU BY 2 BOP BURNS There's no question about it bein' more blessed to give than to receive; in fact. I've noticed that when a husband buys somelhln' for his wife he makes sure that tho blessing is there before he buys It. I was In a music store the other (lay when a fella come in snd wauled to buy n violin for his wife. I thought to myself, "Well, now, i there's an unselfish man." But after , a 'while ttie storekeeper says "Well, now, do you want a chin rest for the violin?" The fella says "Oh yes, and give me the most comfortable one you got. The only time my wife's poor chin gets any rest ot all is when she's playln' Ihe fiddle." Dude Ranches Missing In Texas Panhandle AMARtLLO, Tex. (UP) _ Tlic Texas Panhandle — one of itic i greatest ranching areas in the world—apparently has not a single dude ranch. Chamber of commerce officials here reported that they are repeatedly asked for nddresso.? of Panhandle dude ranches, but tfiey so far have been unable lo nnd Traffic Conduct Tauglil LANSING. Mich. <UP)_A course in traffic conduct and driving | technique has been Instituted here | at the junior High school to leach the fundamentals or actual driving. Although the children arc loo young to drive, it is believed the course will enable them to drive more Intelligently when they become of age. That thoughtful expression on the face of Henry Ford, above, indicates he may be thinking about what he Is going to tel! President Roosevelt when the two meet for a luncheon chat Ford 13 pictured with B bodyguard at his Wayside Inn eslata al Sudbury, Mass., after hs re- ?eyMM?i..Rcws«vert'» invitation, New York Cotton NEW YORK, Apr. 23. (UP)_ Colton closed steady. open high low close 891 803 888 888 898 900 895 898 308 909 Oct Dec ....... 010 912 012 915 805 901 907 910 910 918 920 918 916 Siwls closed steady nt 894. off 2. Vew Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS. Apr. 23 (UP) —Tho cotton market followed stocks in a slight dip today and closed two to four points lower open high I OR . closc 905 905 May July Oct. Dec. Jan. Mar. 910 ,820 922 923 829 913 922 922 923 929 901 909 916 918 920 926 809 917 918 920 926 -. "--rw OtU a&J Spots closed quiet at 611 oil 4, editors today adopted a resolution declaring that establishment of a government press Information service would "arm bureaucracy to serve Its', own purposes nnd will create an agency of propaganda like those,which:serve the purposes of dictators." . • • The resolution, approved unanimously by the society's 16th annual convention declared that once propaganda is made a goVernmenta) activity "bureaucracy naturally, If not inevitably, will seek to impose In America (hose repressive severities with which dictators are now rigidly controlling the sources ot public information and darkening the minds of the people." Tiie resolution said it was "Inconceivable that the government would seek to control the press" as the "price of agreement with governments thnt have destroyed freedom ol Ihe press in their own country and might desire lo suppress criticism and condemnation the press of this counlry." Arctic Birds Sighted Near Syracuse, N. Y. SYRACUSE, N. Y. (UP)-nobert E. Bartleu, amateur ornithologist sighted 40 redpolls, Arctic birds seldom seen south of Canada, In n field near Syracuse. He watched the birds through binoculars and then recorded their habits In a ledger. Inaccessibility of food was believed to have forced the birds no far south. n Strong Movements At Two Points Ou Catalonian Front HENDAVE, Franco-Spanlsl, Fron- -tler. .Apiv.23... (UP)-Tlift • Stock Prices NEW YORK, Apr. 23. (UP) — Profit taking brought Irregularity into the stock market today after an early advance. A- T. & T 123 3.4 Anaconda Cop 29 1-4 Assoc. D. 0 81-4 Beth. Steel 49 3-8 Boeing Air 27 5-8 Chrysler 45 1-8 Cities Scrv i j.g Gen. Elcc 353-8 Gi'li. Mot 32 5-8 Int. Hnrvest 601-8 Montgomery Word 32 3-4 N. Y. Central 12 1-2 Packard 41-4 Phillips Pet ; 356-8 Radio 6 i_ 8 Schcnly Dlst 19 1-8 Simmons 183-4 Socony Vac, 137-8 Std. Oil N, J 43 7-8 Texas Corp 39 7-8 U. S. Smelt sa U. S. Steel « 1 11 . , -~.*— I.,*- ^IJIUlWll loyalists imvo started a series ot strong counter attacks at the two most Important points on thp Cnt- alonlau battle front, dispatches said today. Soulh of Ihe Bbro river, where Ihe. nallonaltsts have '•established a line On the Mediterranean SEa coast, the loyalists seemed to have lost no ground lo speak' of In several days. - - I" the Bataguer sector, nt Hie center of the Cnlalonlnn front the loyalists thought their position so strong lh,u they began to entertain hojw of driving the nationalists back to the west bank of thte Segre river. insurgents, In tlicir communique spoke of continued progress so,,!!,' 01 the Euro hut reference to battle maps shoivecl that successive re P^ 1 * for two days put the ln su r- about the same general along the coast. Their men had been stopped n few miles nland. They seemed, Instead of attacking, to bo defending themselves against counter attacks which were growing stronger. Dangers Abroad Also Prevent Needed Revision nl I his Time H.v Hulled Pri'ss at home ns well us dim- em abroad have slymleil ne'.v administration action on the neutrality luicl lioihnn export problems. President Uoosevcll and Becrc- lary of stale CordeM Hull luive Ions been dissatisfied with the amended 1935 ijeulrnllly net bill thci-e Is UUlo posslbllty Hint the Ifsuc will be raised iU present It would opc'ii the Now Dm) lo vigorous atlack and prob- ablv defeat In congress. •1'lic neutrality Icftlslnllon forces Ihe president lo apply an embargo InirmrllaUy on both sides hi n war or when the executive decides that a state of uar e.xlsl*-. it tins been Invoked In the Siinnlsh civil war bnl not in the Japanese Invasion of China. Ncav tho beginning of llm Spanish conflict tho loyalist government sought lo buy war materials In the United Sidles. The stale department was hostile and consrcss quickly cmbnr- ?oed such sales, ft | s widely admitted now lliat strict neutrality ot Inn United Slales has nctunlly icon fuvorlabio lo the Insurgents in Spain H'!IO got supplies from Germany and llaly while the loyalist weakness has been Inck of mntei-lals. The administration has mnde several gestures toward amending the act to give the president wider discretion In hnmilnjj sales to belligerents. The latest i\tU;mptH flop>ed 'this Week, -ontf j of them after Senator William E. Borah atop., Ida.) liad naked the prcsidenl whclher .something could be done. Mr. Roosevelt didn't think llcoilld al 'present. •*;. Ladles' Day hi I'ark Urged COLOMBO. Ceylon (Ul>)-Moonlight parties for ivomen only on three days of the month in Ihe Victoria Park here are being considered by the municipal • council The proposal arises from the anxiety of one of tli? Moslem members of the Council for the women of his community who observe Ihe purdah. Commuters Across Border Must Pass Health fest NIAGARA FALLS, N. Y. (UP)— A 'seldom Used U. s. Immigration regulation reouli'ing all commuters entering this country lo undergo a iliyslcal examination soon will be nvoked here. c. Austin Poitz. Inspector in charge of Immigration here, said that commuters will be examined )hyslcally every six months In order to have their permits revalldat- ed. More than 800 dally commuters residing In Canada, who nre employed on this side of the border, will be affected by Ihe regulation. The ruling docs not apply to tourists or Canadians entering this country on a visit or to go stion- plng. Each commuter will bo examined "at his convenience" by Dr. John W. McClane of the if. S Public Health Service, who Is medical olllcer in charge of this port. If Ihe commuter Is found to be suffering from tuberculosis or tiny other dangerous disease, he will bo excluded from this country. Table forks have been in use for nbotit sno years. Thousands Attend Dedication Of Negro Exhibit Building Chicago W open high i ow close May 83 1-4 84 83 83 5- July 81 3-8 62 M 81 3-8 81 7- Chicago Corn open high low close May 59 3-8 59 3-1 59 1.4 59 1. July 81 1-8 61 1-i 60 7-8 61 The largest crowd ever In Ihe grand stand at the Mississippi county fair grounds was yesterday afternoon when between 2.800 and 3,000 negro men, yomcn aud children gathered for the forma! dedication of the negro exhibit build- In?. Mississippi county negroes arc Ihe only negroes In the south land who ever had an exhibit building of a 'fair grounds erected especially for them nnd lo My lhat appreciation for this was observed at the program is putting It mildly. Appreciation was stressed in ali of the many talks made by negro leaders with the tlieme of each speech being "We ncgroe.s get what we should .from our white friends If what we nsk for Is right." The program wns also featured with talks by white friends with L. H. Autry of Uurdelte, president of Ihe Mississippi County Farm Bureau, making the principal address. Tlie addresses, Interspersed with music, followed the parade of school students from many schools of tlie county, headed by the A. M. a hd N. school band from Pine "luff, and cars wlilcli bore speakers and other visitors. William s. Darabin, negro county agricultural sgenl, was master. of ceremonies for Ihe program which began at two o'clock and continued for several hours. What the negro lenders said in their brief lalks was expressed hi various ways. L. W. Haraway, head of the Armorel school and long a leader among his race here, told his audience "v,e negroes always ask hell) from our white friends and \ve always get it. I believe the only thing we ever got without their help are those shrubs which decorate Die building and I am glad that we found out we could do something with nickels and dimes." Mary At Banks, county home demonstration agent, told her listeners that the exhibits shown nt tlie fair last year were very good, as a beginning, but that she, ana others, expected bigger nnd better things for this year. Appreciation for tlie building and citizens of the county was voiced by Annie H Currle, Joannes supervisor here. H. c. Ray, state agricultural agent for negroes, said, "U Is only educated people who can prosper" In Jr Bhig his fellow men and women to go forward. To use the exhibit building profitable and to slioiv honor by high. Continued on Page 3 Driver's Scfct To Be Sought By Gathinf>.s l.l'l'l'l.l-: llOfrK, Ark., Apr. 23- K. C'. "Took" Clnllilniis of Wi;.st Munphls luis Jllnl u rtirmpl practices plulno In the t:erici!iry ol fitiili-'.s ulllci' as a candidate for lhi> nomiiuiilon for conun'ss Irom Ilic HIM lomiro.-i.slonul district In ilu- August D nemocralli' primary. 'Hip district for many years hns 't v li iT'presonlml by Ooliyn'.'vsmaji W. ,1. Drivu ol Osccola, who «n- mintwd lust week }„. W milil seek •i.'iiomlnnthjii. w, A. liroiicli ol 'arrniould, turmor Cli'fdu- I'ouutv •. ulsn bus llli-d his pledsio cinidldiiti tin; nomination WOSllE Buick, Chevrolet Walkouts May Be Averted Union Official Declares FLINT. Mich,, Apr. 23. (UP) — Union workers In Uulek and Chevrolet divisions of Ocuernl Motors :orporr,tlon todny vot«l overwhelm- liisly to strike subject to approval by their International officers. Dcsplto the strike vote President Homer Mnrtln of ()n> united Auto mobile workers In Detroit nave as surnnco lliat there would bo no walkout, at least until every attempt hud been mmlo to settle grievances through machinery contained In n contract with the corporation. Jack Little, executive secretary of the Flint local, charged General Motors with carrying out "Indiscriminate watte cuts," replacing union members with ex-foremen Intimidating u. A. W. members and Ignoring seniority clauses In the company's union contract, To Potir Concrete Walls' For School Gymnasium Tlic concrete base walls of the new gymnasium, bolng erected at the high school grounds, nre to bo ."poured" Monday following Hie completion of.Uio toundatlons this week.'/ "B(>th Hie gymnasium and stadium .\VI1I be ready by September 1 provided the local committed obtains ^enough money lo buy the nmlBrtols" Foremen E. T. Wadley and 0:M. Baxter said today. % The., stadium Is a month ahead of schedule and the gymnasium Is two weeks behind, because ol delay In receiving materials but there nre now 07 men employed on the. Job and It is believed that the schedule will be up to date within a month, unless unusual weather conditions occur. Accused HOLC Official Resigns UANCU3U, Vn,, Apr. 23. UJPV -Twenty chiured and mangled bodies wore removed from a Keen mountain coal mine lotliy atlor explosion and lire turned U Into it, funeral pyre, ' , lied Jacket coal company officials said a lotnl of 41 men were believed lo liave been rescued in the mine when It was swept by a terrific explosive blast. Jlcscuo workers believed Ihe 21 men still mlsilng could not have survived the fire and explosion. •,.:'Company ofuclnls said they knew positively that 23 men had beeii, trapped by the "dust" explosion, which wrecked the mine yesterday iiflernoon. otlicr unofficial osti- •nates placed tho number at close to 60, • • T _ Because of the flre that apparently wns burning deep Into the tunnels of the mine thero was no chance that any of tho .workers had survived. . : More than 100 trained rescuo workers fought llielr way through Intense lient, to recover the lust bodies found. * ' Twelve Ijodles were carried from (lie mine during the night. Three were, found outside shortly after the explosion and five more were removed sliortly after daylight,- • Will M^keFHASurvcy Of Blytheville, Vicinity A special. survey pt Blythevllle and, surrounding territory in-opn- Juneifpn with th? federal Housing Administration )s ''being 1 niR&e - 'by" the E. c. Robinson Lumber Company, It was announced today by E. D. Ferguson, local manager. Three special representatives have been employed lo make the survey, MY. Ferguson said, and.. Ihey will ninke. a house to house canvass explaining the terms and, conditions or tlie FHA. He pointed out that better opportunities than ever before how exist for those who wish to build homes or repair or remodel any type of existing proper- • Under terms of the FHA It 'Is possible to secure a loan up to 90'= per cent of Ilia appraised value or the proposed house and lot, Mr. Ferguson said, thereby making It possible for any person owning a lot to build without a down pay- iie'nt. Loans are available 1 up to $10,000, with Interest at 5 per cent with 25 years to repay. . ' Title One loans. In "class one" enable property owners to repair, remodel or Improve existing properly and under "class two" of Title One loans money Is available to finance tho building of new garages, wayside taxerns, seh-ants houses and similar structures. Cat and Salmon Can Trouble Humane Society ALBAin', N. Y. CUP>_The trouble began when nn alley cat's slmrp sense of smell directed It to an empty salmon can. The cat Inserted Its head to lick the salmon juice, and then could not get free. A housewife, who saw the cat stagger from one side to the other, telephoned the humane society and the can was removed. A sharp rebuke came from humane officials, who termed, the can. a veritable trap for domestic animals. "People -shouldn't leave opened cans where cats can get at them," ! said Frank JIasIInger, a member of the society, "especially when | bits of fish are Inside." Under arc on the House floor because he allegedly wrote 3 leltcr soliciting legal business for a former associate, Horace Russell, above, has resigned as general counsel to the Home Owners Loan Corporation. Russell admitted wriling a letter "subject to criticism." but de_ nied any improper Intent. Defendant Yawns Self Into Year's Jail Term SALEM, Mass. (UP)-A negro sailor yawned himself into Jail. While being questioned In a district court regarding an alleged assault on a fellow seaman, MUton Goodwin, 32, of No;-folk, Va., yawned his answers. The Judge halted the trial because of Goodwin's Indifference and sentenced htm to a year in jail, WEATHER Arkansas—Increasing cloudiness, warmer tonight; Sunday cloudy with local showers and cooler In northwest portion. Memphis and vicinity—Fair and slightly yamer tonight; lowest temperature, 5J to M; Sunday increasing cloudiness and somewhat warmer. . : SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS ! INE SHAFT Rescue Workers Believe 21 .Missing Men 'Also Perished '

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