The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 25, 1930 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 25, 1930
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Served by the United Press BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER' OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XXVI1-NO. 164 " N vlevSer. niA'THRVlLLE, ARKANSAS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2fi, 1930 ,"v,.aHNQLE COPIES tflVE CE! BOBBY JONES WINS EASILY, 6 AN Probe Pine Bluff Bank Run Anonymous 'Phone Calls Started Rush of Withdrawals Yesterday. • PINE BLUFF, Sent. 25 (UP) — Officials believed today that a "run uarted yesterday on the Merchants and Planters Bank and Trust company here had been halted. Police, however, guarded every door to the b'anl: as many depositors started withdrawing their funds when the institution opened as usual for business. • A report, that n troop of national guardsmen had been called out to protect chs bank was denied by officials. An investigation was being made today to attempt to locate persons who started the rumor that the bank was in failing condition, officials stated. Banks Offers $1,000 Reward The Investigation was augmented by $1,000 reward for the arrest of the parlies, oifered by A. B. Banks of Little Rock, out of Hie directors of the bank. Bcfoit the bank closed yesterday $500,000 was rushed here from Little Rock. Officials said the story was spread through anonymous telephone calls. Hundreds of persons immediately began to withdraw tlieir funds. The bank remained open until late last night to allow persons wishing to wlthdaw their deposits to dp so. .Police were called to guard, the __; bank because of large' amounts -o{ ''"ciifreriigToh : ha"nd. ' " : ••'-"<• Arkadelphia Watermelon Sets New World Record i ARKADELPHIA, iArk., Sept 25. (UP)—There was joy In Arkadelphia today as the pampered, carefully nourished and uuarded watermelon of W. A. Harklns tipped tile scales al 162 pounds to become the larg-. est watermelon ever raised. The watermelon passed in weight the one grown at Hope this season which was named Jumbo and weighed 160 3-4 IKHinds. Tfl FIT flT When Germany Went to Polls Denies Guard Callrt LITTLE ROCK, Sept 25 (UP)— The- adjutant 'general's office here today denied to national guard had been mobilized. to go to Pine Bluff to guard the Merchants and Planters Bank and Trust company where a run was started yesterday anil was continuing today. Breaks Leg Twice in Jump at High School Catherine Keith, 15 yenr old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Keith, broke her right leg in two places yesterday afternoon when she jumped off of a platform at the high school building. Both breaks wore just above the nnkle. After X-ray pictures were made at the Blyllieville hospital she was removed to the family residence where slie Is resting very well today. Curtiss-Wright and Texas Comoanies Will Sponsor Exhibitions. Three airplanes of the Memphis branch of the Curtiss-Wright Plying Service will give exhibitions of ! aerial acrobatics and fly passengers during the Mississippi county fair to be held here. Sept, 29 to Oct. 4th. The planes will be stationed here through the) co-operation of the iss-Wright service and officials of the Texas company. One of the planes to be here for the fair is a late model six passenger Travelaire enclosed cabin plane. Tills plane has all modern . comforts and is probably the larg- j est passenger -plane., to ever visit this citjy Two rtfter fclanes, a Cur- tiss:Rotiin and~ an ofen type ship ,w,)ll complete the trio. • • *;• • • Kr £'. "Doc" Yoder; chieTiJilot'of the Mempliis branch of Curtiss- Wright, will probably be at .the controls of the big passenger plane while Charles Realty, former Bly- thevllle resident, and Clyde McCall will pilot til.? other planes. The landing field in the Pride subdivision will be the base for the three planes and passengers will be carried for the novel rate of one cent a pound. The planes may also fca chartered'for'short, excursions. Reed Asks Repeal of Prohibition WASHINGTON, Sept. 25. (UP) — Senator.James'A.'Reed of Missouri today stood sponsor for one of the strongest antl'prohibition platforms thus far proposed. • His program calls for: 1; immediate repeal of the Volstead act; 2, rtpeal of tlie Eighteenth amendment as soon as possible; 3, state control of liquor without federal av slslance but with each state having authority to seize liquor imported for distribution .within its bounda rles In Interstate commerce. ; This declaration by Eeed who re turned several days ago from Europe places him ahead of other pose Democratic presidential noml- l nees on a prohibition repeal program. . SO CENTS Didin't Know Little Game at Calneva Came , So High, "It" Girl Explains Evangelist Memphis Policeman Kills Fleeing Arkansas Negro MEMPHIS, Sept. 25. (UP)—Shot three times by a policeman as he fled from police headquarters. Luther Minson, 31, negro of Pinkey, Ark., who had been picked up for questioning as an alleged cotton thief, was killed here today. William fired the shots, was exhonerated of blame by the chief of police. Public Invited .to Visit Re- rpodeJedVjyieScl Clothing - Cpmpariy'Stpre Friday. A two" hour "program of orchestra, music by Jlmmie Boyd and his Lucky' Devils tomorrow night be- glntilng~'atr'7'.o'clock will be the feature' entertainment . of the New Mead'Clothing • company's formal opening.'." • • . - / :The store,.whlch has been In bus- [niis st.tbf pretext location for the ' Cal., Sept. 25. IUP)— The story of. a. brief but expensive stay nt the Calneva, Nev.. gambling tables was told by Cluni Bow today, a tew hours after a typical statement by -Will Rogers hafl released her from the silence demanded by the social amenities. The movie "It" girl looked once at a morning newspaper .In which Rogers admitted lie had "sort of" Introduced her at Calneva and announced that she was ready to talk Though) She Lot 57» • Her explanation of why she would not pay lour checks for $13,900 wns made tersely. She was unacquainted with the gambling (able procedure pnd found out too late that 60 cent pieces given her to piny with .represented $100 ench, she said. The statement Inferred that even when Miss Bow left the tables she thought she had lost only 130 chips, valued at 50 cents' each, or a total of $10. but she said when tho checks she had sighed appeared nt the bank they wore for 130 chips at $100 each or a total of 813,000. It was Miss Bow's bankers who first began an investigation of the checks..'. Attached to' the lour'sllps was 'a note asking . the baiik to '.'wire the fate of these checks." the statement said. The bankers Informed her that the gambling house claimed almost $14,000 and Kcv. W. W. Jllvers Tumultuous scenes marked the recent elections extremists showed unexpected strength, gaining Rciclistag, and the picture at the top shows victorious -Fascists- lead- ea-s, Adolph Hitler (1) and Dr. Goebbels ' (2), saluting their supuorl- ers at a giant mass meeting where results of the election were made public. Below, President Paul Von. Hindenburg is shown leaving a Berlin voting booth after casting his ballot. Riots -were .staged In the German capital on the day of the election. • Killed nere today. In' A I I w; 1 stocks, the oracer W ho[™r Arrested Last Week Improved Service Has Increased School Costs V Editor's N'ole: This is the (cnth and last of a series of articles prepared by Sujwrintrndent Crawford Grrcnc dealing with (he various phasrs of the local school situation. BY CRAWFORD CREKNF Sir,x-rintcndent of Schools The purpose of these articles Iras been to give to the patrons of the Blyllieville Schools a conception of the financial affairs of the schools with some attention being paid to Ihe internal organization. Ordinarily, the average citizen pays comparatively little attention to the financial aspects of the various phases of governmental activity, leaving the dlrr.-tlon of such agencies to the legally elected representatives of the people. However, when a call comes whereby his pccketbook is affected lie becomes keenly interested in tlw operations of the Institution. With the schools in the limelight as they have been recently, and "with many unfounded rumors afloat, It Is (he duty of the administrator to furnish the public with complete Information The figures quoted in thl» series of articles have" shown that the local schools are operated on a con- rervatlve basis. As mentioned In previous article, the average patron thinks in terms of his own exper lence and the school experiences o many citizens occurred In smalle and lets complete schools than those of Blythevllle. Seek to Avoid Waste From time to time criticisms ar made of the Internal organization of th? schools. This procedure i ta^ed upon the accepted modes correct educational practice Insofa as lliey can be arranged A teacl tr who teaches flv* classes of 30 pi Is each in the high school is no ore expensive than If she taught nly 30 pupils all day. The ar- ^ngement provides for a specially alned teacher .for each subject ather than for a generally trained acher who attempts to teach all ibjects. It Is no reflection upon le patron that he Is not acqualnt- d with the changed procedures of school organization ould be considerate of but him ave confidence in the trained sup- intendent principal or teacher as o the economical and efficient op- ration of the school. A weakness, financial waste, or lack of. cduca ional efficiency is a direct reflect- on upon the individuals who com- x>se the oragnlzatlcn and It Is un- aelleveable that they would continue uch for selfish motives, because lOthing could be galrwd thereby. The financial affairs of the dls rict are vested in the hands ol Ix duly elected representatives of he people-' All major Items of expenditures must be approved by he school board as a group and all vouchers must be signed by at east twq members. The board receives no compensation whatever Ithough they devote considerable itme to their duties. Furthermore. :hc affairs of the district are sub- irct to an annual audit and the sooks of ttM district are always open to the public. Any patron can Immediately verify or nullify any rumr>r concerning the school's finances by an Inspection of the books of the district. The superintendent's office will gladly furnish same. The function of the school administration Is to carry out in the best possible fashion .the program (Continued on p*g« thre«) and Third Man Bound Over 'to Grand Jury. Spec McGregor, Archie Harry .nd H. S. Bryant waived prelimin- .ry hearing before Justice Oscar Alexander this morning on charges cf arson, in connection with the fire which gutted George Wright's Cafe last week, and were bound over' to await Ihe action of the rrand jury'this fall. .They were leld In jail today unable to make bonds of $11000 each. Alleged to have "talked too much", McGregor and Harry, who f;ere arrested soon after the fire out later released, were re-arrested late yesterday along with Bryant. An ex-soldier traveling through the country In an effort to find treatment that would aid him. In regaining his health Is understood to''be a key witness 1 for the state. , 18 y«irs,.hi_. . . oiighly reci« Mated" arid -'remodeled at an approximate cost of (4,500. The . handsome new • front with ndcnted display windows,, grey and dark red draperies and a. modern lighting system presents an at- ordered payment stopped. J Gave Deafer Blank Checks I had never been .to Lake Ta- hoc so not being at work on a picture I decided lo take a short Irlp jrtth my secretary, Miss.Daisy De> p oe,, to Lake.Tajhoe .tavern. .While Miw*S?5jSTBa* : rrIyWrPTb~^Iriner at Calneva. I didn't know It was a gamb!uig"\plac~e until after *e reached there. After dinner Mr. Rogers went to one of the" gambling tables and naturally we went .SEMBBT'IEIE /ill Conduct Revival at Baptist Church Starling Sunday, October 12.' The First Biiptlst church wll ivc an evangelistic meeting bc- nnlng Sunday, October 12, mid ontlnulns for Uvo weeks when he Rev. W. W. Rivers, pnstor o: ic First Baptist church ot .Elect™ exas, will conduct the services. For 14 years he was pastor of one f the largest churches In For Vorth nnd has been pnstor of hi: resent, church for thirty years Vlien state evangelist for Texa >6 nlsn held successful' meetings In exas, Oklahoma and' Arkansas, MftU Reparation Due Local Concerns Under I. C. C. Decision Is Claim. . The petition of the Blytheville Cotton Oil company, a number of local coal dealers, and other firms WASHINGTON. — Testifying throughout northeast Arkansas behalf of his application for in- seeking reparation on coal freight: creased power and full time opera tractive spectacle and-adds consid- i along. to the. apiiearance of tlie '."I began lo.plny at a little game section.- The exterior base, j culled 21 which they called Black blaclc ttle ; .and the lobby en- Jack. They gave me some 50 cen 1 arice is of dark red tile.-. ' pieces to • play with and I signed Inlaid linoleum forms the floor j soms checks in blank, telling the covering for the interior and new, dealer to nil In the amount for the store/fixtures are topped-by redeco- 50 cent'pieces he gave me. rated walls and ceiling of light grey cast. '..:'.. The" store, unrter the management of w. M. McKenzle, 'who has 'been with the firm since' it' first opened here, will continue to feature .nationally advertised lines -of merchandise including Han, Shaffner and" Marx clothing, Stetson and Knox hats, Manhattan shirts and Interwoven socks. A line of Smith shoes for men has also been added to the stock. "Minute Men's" Money Paid Iron Works Debt Auto Accident injuries Fatal to Missouri Man Injuries sustaine'd last Sunday when the automobile In which he was riding lost a wheol and overturned, three miles east of Caruthersville, Mo., his home, proved fatal to Raymond Malone, 29, who succumbed at the Baptist hospital In Memphis late yesterday. Malone was enroute with a rela- Ive to visit his parents,.Mr. and Mrs. R. Malone, ' on their farm near Caru'hersvllle, when the accident occurred. Funeral services will probably be iield today in Caruthersvilte. rates to TBlytheville and the extension of Blytheville's rale to Wynne, Forett City, Marlanna and other eastern Arkansas cities has been placed before the Interstate Commerce Commission at Wash- ineton, D. C. Tlie Blythevllle petitioners aik for reparations on freight rates collected on coil shipments to this city, dating back tq July 1928 over and above the $2.33 rate per ton lei by the commission taking effect In October 1929. The rate established in October, 1929 effected a reduction of 71 cents per ton over the previous year. If the local petitioners are successful in securing reparation 'on the basis of the 71 cent per ton reduction it will mean a refund of several thousand dollar^ for local concerns. The petition to the commission also alleges that the freight rates of other Arkansas cities mentioned are higher even though they are nearer to the mines that Blythe- vllle. No cut in the Blythevllle rate is desired, the petition states, but the same rate snould be allowed the other towns. H. L. Harp, traffic agent for the Blythevllle Cotton Oil company was active in placing the petition before the commission and M. W. Martin, attorney for the company, drew up the petition- lion ot Station KWKH at Shreve- porl, La, W. K. Henderson admll- t.3d under cross examination that $151,000 ol approximately $375.000 collected by him for membership In the "Merchant Minute Men" wai used to defray a debt on an Iron works which he owned. Hendarson said he felt he could use the money as he wished, since It was collected for purposes of furthering educational programs •gainst chain stores, and added he would fael at liberty to "dump It in the Red River" If he so desired. KILL JffluNGl Georgia Mob, Numbering ,000, Takes Alleged Assailant From Jail. TilOMASVILLE, Ga.. Sepl. 2 (UP)—A mob described by count authorities as numbering "appro* imately 1,000" stormed the count Jail here (oday, took Into cnstod Willie Klrkland, negro, and lynchc him for an alleged attempted at tack upon n white girl Wedncsda afternoon. Wilhln half an hour after tl raid members of the mob returne to town and threw the body of tl victim Into a street, then disnp peared. Kirkland, Identified three tlnr by a 9-year-old white girl as tt man who attempted the assaul was shot to death In a woods ne." ere. Kansan Killed at Truck Crashes Into High Bluff EUREKA SPRIINQ3, Ark., Sept. 25. <UP).-O. H. Tregrr.eyer of Wakweeney, Kans., was killed near here late yesterday when the trues he was driving crashed Into a high bluff. Trcgtmeycr's 11-year-old son and *ife were injured. Overton Does Not Seek Governorship Says Huey NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 25. (UP) —John H. Overton of Alexandria does not care to be a candidate for governor in 1932, according "to n statement issued by Over ton and Oov.' Huey P. Long In ansntr to published reports that Overton had reconsidered his decision not to be a candidate. The statements were issued after a conference between Long anc Overton. HOLLAND, Mich. (UP) — Mrs. Helen Paris, 86, a native of this part of the sUt« tor the put 6? years Is the he*d pf five finer*- t'.oru. The quintet includes Anson A, Paris. 63, Holland's oldest rural mall carrier In respect to age; Mr«. Flora Schlottor, 42, granddaughter of Mrs. Paris, Russel Vliet. eight montlis old and Mrs. Catherine Vliet, 20, mother of the baby. HcLeod Wins Acquittal On Disturbance Charge Damon McLeod won an, acquit Ul in police court this morning a charge ol disturbing the peace. O. O. Wamble wu fined one do! Itr for parking his car In viola lion of traffic rules. H. C Roades was fined cne dollar fo failure to halt his car at & slo sign and I.. M. Oakea was fine< two dollars for a simtjr ofTense Ends Match Quickly .This Afternoon After _ Fairly Close Morning Round. •;- MKRION CRICKET CLUB, Ard- lore, !'a. r Sept, 25. (UP)—Bobby ones defeated Fay Coleman of ulvci- City. ,Ca!., six up ilml fivu o play today and entered the suhl- nnl round nf the National Ama- cur. Golf tournament. ! • Jones was two .up on Coleman t the end of the first n holes this nornlng. . ' , '"••' Their cards:- - • "<-' Mornlnr Round Out—Jones 553 035 414^-39 Coleman .. 554 C44. 513-^10 'n—Jones .... 454 3<()' 434-37—Vfl Coleman 444 444 544-37—17 Afternoon Round •„ .. , Out—Jones 403 544 533—37 Coleman .. B53 G55 454—42 in-Jones 445 3xx. xxx Coleman D33 4xx xxx Jones had Coleman ns his opponent In the third round of the :oiivnnmcnt after matches yesler- :lay eliminated George von Elm nnd every other nalionally known : player. ' ' bugene Thomas of Eiij»lo\vood, N. J., defeated John Lehman of Chicago, 8 up nnd 7 In their quarterfinal match ioday. Olher-tiunrter final matches were between Charles Seaver, Los Angeles, and W. P. McPhall of Dead- ham, Mass., nnd Maurice McCarthy of New York and Jess Sweetser', a veteran In national competition. Eucharist Meet to Close With Colorful Ceremonies ulLtlOflUlf HERE Competition, of "Peddlers" Blamed-in Statement by 1 Manager Hurley. Decision of the officials of D. Cn- inlc company to move the branch office of the wholesale fruit- an:l jroducc firm from this city tc taiesboro was announced today tr E. M. Hurley, manager of the local branch and secretary of the comnnny which maintains Us main offlrp at Memphis. Tenn. "The present unfair ndvantae^ oC outsldi! competition over local wholesale comnnnles" was ascribed by Manager Hurley as the prlncl- inl reason which determined the decision to move the locnl ofTlce to Jonesboro. With the completion of the ]<.i\- c-d hlnhwny tliroiish to Ihls "city from Memphis dealers in that cilv OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 25. :[UP;- ' The !930j:not|onal Euoharistlc' con- neftred':lts'- close 'today 'atl fc'sarflVi'-'oI s*mn'-a-nd''WS!, ]' >V fill ceremonies witnessed -by Iny •• and clerical Catholic delegates from practically every iwrisli in'' tlie United Stales. : Concluding sessions of the eon- Brcss. the first since 1011, were hel<J In the vnriotis cnthedipls and churches of the city. Th,e concluding address was to be delivered 'by the Rt. liev. Joseph T. Schrembs. Cleveland bishop. More thnn 85,000 wer,e cxpeotcrl lo witness (he final ceremony, the solemn procession -of the 'most blessed sacrament in which nil vis- iff clergynfcn wure to jurtici- German Fascist Would • Nullify Obligations LEIPZIG, Germany, Sept. 25. (UP)—Adolph Hitler, leader of the national socialist (fascist) party, (old the federal court today that, if he came into power in Germany he would employ every means, Including Illegal ones, to evade fulfillment of International treaties by- Germ any He stressed the assertion that b.3 intended to grasp power in Ger- sale house naturally Is burdened with. Ihc Cannle manner declared. " Vcrsailles treaty or Young plan he', made it plain he would [»o lo any length to upset the post-war commitments accepted by previous gov- . ernments. Mrs. H. L. Reynolds Tells Rotarians of Trip Abroad An account of her recent trip to Europe and the international mcet- ng of Business and Professional Vbmen at Geneva. Switzerland, was recited by Mrs. H. L. Reyrtolds, president of the local club, at the uncheon meeting of the Rotary :lub today. The entire program was given over to Mrs. Reynolds who slress- ed the organizing of the International group at Geneva when she 'I am not dcnlorine the ainouin nf taxes we are required to mv" Mr. Hurlev slated, "but belhv? that outside como^ttiion tin* trucks Its poods Into this city avl wlh ils products, cscanltii; with onlv a small license fee should in .ionic wav be forced to share lip nart. of Ihe burden." The Blvlhevlllc branch of (V Memnhis firm, which is one of tin 1 • . .. , .. . oldest fruit and prodirr» i' 0 ,.«rc '•• I a " earti ' f|llake tlm destroyed ihn em.M, ,..»„ i in.' j . i seven villages near Stalingrad on v'LTo'anrt Mr. C HurK ;tb"n:f 1 ; tcmbcr 23 ' ll Kas re ^ led '- Report Many Killed and Hurt in Russian Quake MOSCOW. U. S. S. R., Sept, 25. (UP)—At least 173 persons were '" hundred persons were reported homeless. The most severe hr us mrce jcars. Thn Mcmnhls comuanv Is eri-c t- • damage was done on 'the outskirts Inir IK own hnlldin" -t Jnnp^bif T . of Dubeda. Yangibnzar region. Fiir- n'id Mr. Hurlev will have rrnr" 1 thcr details hod not boon received "f Ibc .'ine«^ro i-jinnh «-hc>" it here todav onenrvl. \d]l h« Tlie Blvth'vili" nffi on* h n t<c^n O:l 50 ' and loth, it is nndfrsioc.i Fish Storv Gets Him Bv represented Arknnsas for meeting of its kind. Mrs. George M. Hunter and C. B. the first i NEW ORLEANS. S"p'. 25 (TIP) —"I hfld ti catch a fish." J. J Mon- 1-T'i. Tulane unlversl'v student. Smith, of Chicago, wers also guests. Twenty Converts Gained, at Hayti Revival Meeting HAYTI, Mo. — Twenty convert- long followed a three weeks evangelistic meeting held here by the Rev. William Frazler. Eighteen were baptiiwd Monday night at the First Bapllst church of Ca- ruthfrsvllle. and two were baptfajd there Wednesday night. \ said In excusing himself for start- In' classes late today. As proof of his statement Mor- rf^n exhibited a six-foot taroon. weighing 100 Ibs. He told a s'ory of liow 1-1 sumf S hours usine his 114 pounds ard "five feet odd" in ron- | | League Chooses Kellogg I for Hughes' Court Seat GENEVA. Sept. 25. (UP)-Frank B. Kellogg, former secretary of state of- the United Stages and author ot the Kellogg peace pact, was elected a judge In the world court succeeding to the unexplred term of Charles Evans Hughes on the first ballot by the league of nations assembly today. . WEATHER convince 'h that he was a loser. The dean of tlw college of law made a special concession and si- lowed Morrison to cuter for the year without paying an extra fee for regUtrftllftrti ARKANSAS— Cloudy, thundershowers In south portion, light to fresh southerly winds. According to the official weather observer, Francis Carpenter, the maximum temperature here yesterday was 84 degrees and the mlru Imnm 71 d»gfwt; cloudyi

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