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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 26, 1938
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Ol> NORTHEAST AUKANBAS AND SOUTHEAST MI8SOUIU VOLUME XXXV—NO. S3. Blythevlllo Courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader Blytlievllle Dally News m-YTIlKVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUKS1UY, AI'Kll, 2fi, I'm SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Conferees Agree On Tax Compromise „.,___. ** " •"• ------ — -• ~. - - _ • **» EIPEClIfl IN UN III U oi' (1. Secretary Discusses (lily's Needs, Accomplishments Before Cluh I'orm of Agreement Believed To Be 'Acceptable To Bolli Houses WASHINGTON, Apr. 2S. <[/P>~ Congressional conferees today reached complete agreement on the 45.330.000,000 (ax bill and prepared lo speed the measure lo President- Roosevelt. - The measure, designed to stimulate business recovery, was believed acceptable to both houses after a compromise In which (he house won retention of a "skeleton" form of Ihe undistributed profits lax and the senate obtained liberalization of the capital gains levy. Chairman Pat Harrison (Dem., Miss.) of the senate finance committee and Robert L. Doughlon (Dem., N. C.) of the house ways nnd means committee hoped to obtain speedy approval of (he bill in Ihe house and senate so it can be sent to the president before he " leaves on a fishing trip Friday. The conferees rejected an amendment, offered by Senator William E. Borah (Rep.. Ida.) which would have removed (lie tax exemption from future federal securities. The action was believed taken In view- of President. Roosevelt's congressional message yesterday. J. Mell Hrooks, seerelary of the Chamber of Commerce, spoke on the "Diagnosis of My Town" fit a I meeting of the liuslness and I'ro- I fessional Woman's dub at. the Hotel Noble la;.t night when Miss Kuhi Epperson and Miss Thelnia Wi'lLs gave some highlights of Ihe biale convention held In Helena. Ark.. the past weekend. Mr. Brooks concluded the series of talks which HIP'club lias hud during Us sillily of "Our Town's Business". In answer lo his question. "Are all our economy eggs in one basket?", he said that the city Is fortunate In having a canning factory, a garment factory and weekly auction sales. Following the question and answer system, he brought out Ihe following ideas: Most people are working for personal .service; loo much of business here Is not owned by outside Interests as the garment fuclory is Ihe only one In (hat class; workers are willing to cooperate for Ihe town's best, interest as was proved by the drive for the money of the building of the Htce-Stix factory which was very gratifying; the Nation Going Vegetarian, Says Nutrition Experts AMHKR6T. Mass. (UP)—Persons ...who;t0$S\^bbRge,-lettuce jind spins 'ach In winter won't have lo take sulphur and molasses In the spring according to May E. Foley. nutrition specialist- ,at Massachusetts Slate College. .'.America is last becoming a na lion of vegetable eaters, Miss Poles says: 'And contrary to popular opinion, men are learning (o like salads. Vegetable plates and salads are replacing heavy chops, steaks spirit In niythevllle li serving lln> j Interest ns a whole lor II is fairly ' well planned and condiiiMril wit)) all working logelhr-r nnd doing - "8 WIT Dlytlif-ville docs 1101 produce ,, s ' much as It could us most of (he . P..< A 1? ,,f 1 Q lv ,.,t,«,. |>,-n industries are new businesses; more! 1 " 1 ' 1 A>l - Ol , ^P (akCI ' °' Soiilli Abandon •ight Is bought out oi loa-Ji than In Ulythevillc, especially as lar us re- tall business Is concerned; lhi> greatest asset of the (own is (lie natural resources In the form of farm lands, the possibilities of which have only been .scratched; Individual personalities of the town are also real assets; the best way to Increase opportunity for work in Blyllu'vllle Is lo improve industries and lo bring In new ones; out, of town business, most of which Is done by women, is the change that has adecled local business. In closing, Mr. Brooks drew a comparison between Blylbevllle and other towns In Arkansas which have a population of 10.000. In Ibis comparison, it was slated that- Blj-the- vtllc does more retail business than any oilier city of Us stee nnd twice as much wholesale business. "The main thing (lint will help the city " Mr. Brooks said, "is to keep money in Blylheville." Wage Differentia Many Attend All-Electric School At City Hall Today, Yesterday The final session of the cooking school, sponsored by the Courier News and the ArkansasrMlssouri Power corporation, wljl'; be coii- cluded late this afternoon', after substantial prizes have been and boiled menus. potatoes on luncheon The increase in vegetable eating Is reflected In the' tremendous rise In acreage devoted to track crops Since the World War, truck crop acreage has risen more than 310 per cent, according to Miss Foley. Logan County Requests Paving of Highway 23 LITTLE ROCK, Apr. 26. (UP)— Gor Carl E. Bailey today conferred with a Logan county good roads delegation over paving State Highway 23 from Paris to Boonevillo. The delegation, headed by Representative Lee Nichols of Boonc- ville In urging paving of the 13 mile stretch of highway called It the "most -traveled short road western Arkansas." Faithful at Sunday School WABASH. Ind. (UP)—Arthur W. Gordon, Methodist Sunday School superintendent, hasn't missed Sunday School for 34 years. Several years ago when he was an invalid for four months, he got up every Sunday to attend regular church services. TUSCALOOSA. Ala.. Apr. 20. (UP) —The American Federation of I.i- bor today pressed lo southern Industry lhat It abandon Its stand against elimination of wage dlffei entlals in return for labor's support In the soulh's buttle for freight rate parity. George I,, aoode. southeastern. representative of Ihe A. R of ! addressing the 37th annual convention of Ihe Alabama federation of Labor, asked for "mutual cooperation between labor and Industry In the fight to strike down trade bar-, rlers In the form of freight rale discriminations. Goode pledged the support o( the A. P. of l,. in the rate fight II southern employers "will nbumloii their arbitrary stand against, elimination of wage differentials In the south." "Labor cannot mulerstnnd why the Neal Deal . . . does not join with southern labor end Indtistij . . . to bring sufficient, light lo the | interslatc commerce commission to Mrs. Kathleen Brandon, 16-year- ' bring about abolition of the aboml- Missouri Bride Shoots Self Through Shoulder Sei/ed In Bogus'Check Plol awarded and the women.. present have watched In the demonstration of cooking in the most modern tanner. ' : '' ' The two sessions have been held at the city auditorium where a complete display of kitchen equipment, modern foods and what UIR housewife should wear, lias been shown. Miss Bonnie Duke of Chicago, nationally known home economist, has been In charge of the school h Mrs. Pearl Spencer, home economist of the Arkansas-Missouri Power corporation, assisting.- In the two days session, three complete meals have been prepared —one each in the thrift cooker, the oven and the broiler, ui addition to some surface cooking. In the opening session, Miss Duke prepared barbecued beef, baked potatoes, diced turnips, banana nut bread, peach polly pudding, vegetable in butter, steamed dried fruit, stuffed pork chops, crumb pudding and mixed grill with ham. This afternoon she prepared beef ring, scalloped tomatoes with corn, buttered carrots, cherry pie, steam fresh fruits, steamed fresh vegelablcs, chicken curry, curry sauce and steamed rice. The several hundred women who hae been attending the school were welcomed each day by Mrs. Harry W. Halnes. Ted Morley spoke briefly In telling of the electric dish washer and water heater before the demonstration in cooking started. Substantial prizes were awarded Monday to Mrs. Alice Crawford, Mrs. Herman Huffman, Mrs. Lloyd V. Wise and Mrs. P. L. Husband. old bride of four months, shot herself through the shoulder at her home near Bragg City, Mo., late yesterday, according lo her husband, "Buddy" Brandon, who brought tier to the Walls hospital. Her condition Is not serious. The bultel entered the uppei/^part of her chest and came' oul behind her left shoulder. According to Brandon, his wife had been 111 recently an<l did not knowvwliat she was doing. He said that He was plowing lii a'-field near the house and; thai Mrs, Brandon's mother, Mrs. LeJe'Tate. was 111 In bed, when;-.Mrs. r Brahdon fired the gun about/five o'clock. Identify Body Removed From Mississippi River T3UDORA, Ark.. Apr. 2C. (UP) — nable discriminations against the south in the matter of freight rates." Goode said. Ooode raked the committee for industrial organisation and charged that the national labor relations £>oard has shown favoritism toward C. 1. O. unions. i Defenders , Seek We a k Points In Front Lines Of Invaders SHANGHAI, Apr. 26. (UP)—Rein the A body-taken from the Mississippi enforcements, estimated n, ,„,.river loday was Identified as that thousands, streamed Into the Chio George W. Le-mon, 46, of item- nese defense Hues north of e phis. Lemon Jumped to his death In the Mississippi river from Kara- nan bridge at Memphis, March 25. Stock Prices NEW YORK, Apr. 26 (UP)—The stock market continued to decline today in slightly increased turnover. Bonds, Including U. S. governments, receded while commodities made an irregular decline. A. T. Anaconda Cop. AASOC. D. O. . . Beth. Steel Boeing Air Chrysler Gen. Qen. 128 1-2 27 5-8 Four Others Are Critically Hurt Near Newport NKWl'ORT, Arli., Apr. 2li. (UP)—Four persona were. killed anil four others wore injuml critically today when «K> school bus crushed Into a WPA nick on n bridge about 15 miles roil) here. Two of Ihe school children Billy Tori/in, 13, and Familc Toriarv 16, of Welclon, were hilled Instantly, Two VVl'A workers were killed, 1'obe Robinson, 37, and Tom Odem, 35, bulli of Auvergne. ft- Joe McDonald jr. and • Betty-Loll Frady. both nbout 12, were '.injured critically and were brought lo a hospital here. Two WPA IE TH Mil 11 i 1 a r y Expenditures Largely Responsible i''or I ncr :rcase in lux Bur LONDON, men (UI'J—Sir John ;jlmon. chancellor of Ihe exchequer, Informed the British taxpayer today thai an Increased -lisle Income lux of 27.5 per cent mist be deducted from his carn- uy.i lo ratsi* a budget calling foi lie expenditure of more 1 llian :S,OQO,000,ODO, Iho greatest In pencil line history. In introducing the budget foi ho conllng year In the home of As! police nil over Amcrlc.ii .scorched for 35 additional members of nil underworld ring that plotted lo pass $200,000 In fraudulent traveler^' checks, the five men pictured above were urreslcd and held for ques- tlonlng. They top, George I Bugs) Moron, left, and Frnnkli Parker; and, lower left (o right, Frank Qulgley, Daniel Kelly anil Robert Sexton. Arrested in Pittsburgh, Qulgley, Kelly nnd Sexton allegedly had $21,800 of the counterfeit cheeks In Uicir possession. Moran ami. P.arkcr were arrested In Chicago. city of Suclioiv today, apparently lending credence to reports (hat the war stage was being set for n major conflict, north of Hie Limghni' railway In central China. A United Press correspondent on the Talerchwang front described Ihe battle as "make or break" for the Chinese, who we'd holding a front some 12 to 15 nilles north of the railway line. The Chinese general start was Jockeying more than 500,000 Chinese troops In an effort lo mass Porkers To Play Sugar Bowl Cage Game Dec. 31 PAYBTTEVILLE, Ark., Apr. 2C IUP1—Tho University of .-Arkansas Razorback basketball team lo- dny accepted nil invitation to piny Purdue In the Sugar liowl basketball game next Dec. 31 In New Orleans. Purdue won the big ten cji»e championship during the past season and Arkansas won (he southwest conference title. This Is the second time In three years that Arkansas has been invited to play In Ihe Sugar Bowl game. The Porkers played Tennessee there last year. at a weak point the Japa- 47 ' ........ -. 27 42 3-8 33 7-8 M 5-8 nl. Harvest ............. 53 Montgomery Ward .... 31 Y. Central ........... .' 12 M Elec Mot nese lines. They sought to out flank the Japanese and altack from the rear In order lo counter-balance the effect of superior Japanese weapons. 'ackard 'hillips Pet. Radio Schenly Dist 18 5-8 Simmons Socony Vac 131-8 Std. Oil N. J 46 Texas Corp 373-4 S. Smelt 55 1-s S. Steel 44 York Cotton NEW YORK, Apr. 26. (UP)-<:ot- ton closed barely steady. open high low close Now that It's so easy to travel. I don't see why In the world they don't establish some universal system of measurement so a fella can lei! dislances. in foreign countries. Ihey tell you in kilometers. Over here on land, It's miles, but when you travel on the ocean, it's kuols. A fella was traveling through the mountains down home one day and he ran across my uncle and says, "I teen tryln' to find out how far it Is lo Mulberry." My uncle says "Well, brother, I suppose I'm the only man around here that can give you the exact distance." He says "It's right over lhat hill ahead of you, about two May Jill. Oct. Dec. Jan. 881 890 898 902 903 909 885 893 901 904 907 913 868 818 894 896 870 878 883 • 891 894 89 1 Spots closed steady at 878. off 7. whoops, a bay." holler' and a hound'! /Veto Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS, Apr. 26 (UP) — A weaker stock market today was reflected in cotton futures which closed barely itcady, with losses of 35 to 50 cents per' bale. May Jul. . Oct. Dec. Jan. Mar. open 897 903 913 915 917 923 high low 897 878 905 892 899 900 905 S10 914 915 917 923 close 884 893 900 903 905 910 4 33 1-2 17 Gloomy Picture Painted For Half Million Youths HOLLISTER, Cal. (UP) -With To Deliver Address At 1 School Dedication; investigates Newport Accident LITTLE ROCK, Apr. 20: (UP) — Floyd Sharp, stole WPA administrator, left shortly"after noon today by plane for Newport lo make i persona) Investigation of Die si'boo bus-truck crash which killed foui workers, Edln Thomason, 39,' and Jim HiiBgcrt, 06, also were brought here lo n hospital and were not expected lo live. ~,The school bus was loaded 1 with about 20 children al the time, of the wreck. Several of them snf~ fered minor Injuries. A witness said the bus and truck both were going about 25 miles ran hour when they crashed in the center of tho bridge. The wreck occurred about a mile out of Weldon as the bus was- bringing children to (lie high school here. The WPA workers were enroutc to a project In south Jackson county. Beh Toj i Ian, brother of jjatmie Lou To< ' commons, with the Inclusion of i rlan, was driver of 'the school bus, 11,115,025,000 for defense the chan- . io nvc shillings, six pence in the j Active Summer Program pound compared to Ihe presents _J _ _ rate of live shillings. The Blyllievlile Garden club, in The lax Is holier than al any „ meeting.-last night at the city Unite during the World War al-, \ m \\, vote a to continue the cam- though from 1018 lo 1022 lo inoel/ ualtjn to get .tha business section post war burdens the lax was six' s irecu\ml alleys -cleaned, to make shlllliiEs or 30 per cent, I plans for raising" money enough, to ,. . ——— ', '._... „,. -_ landscape the two exhibit buildings Armorpl Drmnrnf Heads | not yet, lundscaped'a^ Walk'er-park," nrmorei uruggist neaus lo CCO|)L , rale wltll ^'-American Le- Piiarmaceutical Group s to » '» »»y lieautiricsuon project, lo have an exhibit at the county E. C. Williams, of Armorel. was! Tulr In September, to have a mem- elecled chairman of District is of i ? crah 'P d ? vo "« xt week and to at- tho .Arkansas Pharmaceutical ns-! lc ™»\ ° ''Tit^T £ n^ff* soclallon at a dinner meeting Bl'V 1 ""™ 1 aml ^ e p " lc ,£ 1ca r ed **,', the Hotel' Noble last night when folc "'« °P e ^ n « ot lhe » ftsebali the state president, n. M. Martin, of Norphlet, Ark., anil DID slate secretary. Iryl Bright, of Little Rock, were tho guest speakers, Mr. Williams succeeds Boruni as district ehalrmtin.'The ™"'l>us with season Thursday. Reports inade showed that the junior ganlen ,;c.lub, made up of girls In the otf.y high school, had planted two be,ds of flowers on the .Pollard ill Livestock Apr. 2G. EAST ST. LOUIS,. Ill (UP)Hogs: 9,500 Top, 8.00 110-230 IDS., 8.00 HO-160 Ibs., 7.00-7.75 Bulk sows, 6.90-7.15 Cattle; 3,500 Steers, 7.50-8.85 Slaughter steers, 6.60-9.75 Mixed yearlings, heifers. 100-825 Slaughter heifers, 6.00-8.75 Beef cows, 5.50-8.25 Outers and low cutters. 4.25-500 Chicago Wheat open high tow close 250.000 American youths between the ages of 18 and 24 nl all times In jail and with another 250.000 constantly "bumming," Dr. Benjamin Mallory, expert on vocational raining, painted a gloomy picture if America population problems to i group of California educators lere. Out ot the 20.000,000 youths iu :he United States, he said, 500.000 arc accounted for In the foregoing classification, 4.000.000 are In schools and 350,000 in CCC camps. May Jul. 813-4 803-8 82 803-4 815-8 807-8 197-8 803- Chicago Corn Sulphur and Molasses Decried as Spring Tonic FOIIT WORTH, Tex. (UP> — Fresh fruits and vcgelnbles should replace sulphur mill molasses, sassafras ten and other "spring tonics" on the American diet, believe. 1 Dr. A. If. Fllrkwir, city health director. "Sulphur and molasses is n nasty good for nothing," said Dr. Fllckwlr. "Sassafras ten Is a pleasant drink, but (here Is no oilier reason for you to drink It.; "What people do need is a diet of spring vegetables and fruits, Greens of most any kind will prove a belter tonic Ihnn medicine. OB- lons are good loo. fresh green ones." Dr. Flickwlr's "spring fever" antidote Is ill plenty of frcsli fruit and vegetables lo prevent scurvy and pellegra |2> milk and sunshine to "lone up the system." The fruit, he reminded, must be ripe to conlaln the necessary vitamins. Burglars Take Watchdog CAMBRIDGE. Mass. (UP)—William Elliott often boasted of his watchdog's aversion to strangers. But when burglars broke Into his home, they stole nothing of value —other than Toby, the watchdog. persons. Attaches of Sharp's office said he would spend the night in Now- port, then go to Dyess colony where lie will deliver the principal address Wednesday al the dedication of a school building. Sharp, before leaving for the scene of lhe accident, said lliat, under WPA regulations survivors of the two workmen would receive $2,500 Io compensate the loss. Regulations provide for this sum if claimed by the survivors to be paid in monthly Installments. Parents of the children killed In lhe crash will be able lo collect a similar amount by filing claims with (he government. Sharp said. Wins Acquittal On Charge Of Obscenity NEW YORK, Apr. 2iJ. (UP) — Roy E. Larsen. publisher of Life magazine, was acquitted Iu Bronx special sessions courl today on a charge of selling "obscene and indecent literature nml photo other officer elected last nljditwas Sam C. Oivens. \vlio will soiw as vice chairman. He succeeds R. J. McKeunon,'of Manila. Tho welcome address was given »y B. U. Latlmer following which Mr. Brljhl and Mr. Martin talked on "Pulr Trade Laws". Among the out of town people who attended the meeting last night were: Owen B. Ifoyie, Lawrence Reese, Herbert W. Parker, secretary of state board of Pharmacy, C. S. McAnally, all of Joncs- Ijoro; R. M. Martin, of Norphlet. Fred Cockran. James A. Null, II. L. Thompson, Thomas p. Curtis, A. B. graphs." The accusalion against Larsen was based on lished In Life motion picture "The Birth of a photographs pub- magazine on the The wandering albatross measures Hiller, B. O. Hillsman, D.iHon Dalton, all of Memphis; Williams, of Armorel; J. P. Wise, J. B, Lloyd, both of West Memphis; B. O. Wllklns. of Luxora. charge of the project. Names of merchants, who are said lo have not yet compiled with the ordinance to, provide cans at the rear of their buildings for trash, were read and the matter thoroughly discussed. Action to be ., I taken regarding thcso will be announced laier. Money lo be derived from the memberships which sell lor one dollar each nnd which are from. March l to March 1, will be used, for the landscaping fund. It was also announced that several members of the club are plan- • nlng to entertain Uie club to their gardens during the early summer mouths. The group will meet next Monday night. 1* feet from nlng lip to wing tip. nesting spots. Monkey Solves Problem For Airport Manager TULSA, Okla. (UP)—A pet Rhesus monkey solved a knotty problem for the Tulsa municipal airport manager. Charles W. Short. Jr., and assured herself n home lor life. Bureau of air commerce regulations require that no birds' nests be allowed to remain In airport hangers because of danger of fire. Officials had attempted (or months to comply with regulations, without success until the monkey came to Short as a gift. Rhesus, a confirmed egg cater, made short work ot the ntsts. The sparrows gave up. seeking other Make Plans For Gala Opening Of Baseball Season Thursday Plans were being whipped Into shape today for a gala opening of the 1938 baseball season at Walker park Thursday afternoon when the Biythevlite Giants, 1937 champions, and Ihe Cnruthersvllle Pilots, will clash. Tentative arrangements called May Spots closed quiet at 895, ofl 9. Jul. open 583-4 CO 1-4 high low close 587-8 581-2 581-3 601-2 601-8 601-1 than attended last year's opener. Mayor Marion Williams Issued a 1 proclamation today urging business houses lo close diirlni; tho game. A goal of 2,500 paid admissions has been set for the opening day and with anything like a fair break from the weather man officials , believed they would be packing 'em In close to that number. for a parade through the busine.^ district preceding the opening ceremonies at the park and it was anticipated that business houses would probably close during the game. Club officials and heads of civic organizations were enthusiastic in cals unless Manager Bobo makes a [ ruthersville Pilots, and predicting a. much larger crowd j last minute change In his hurling | "Whereas baseball Is widely "Spot" Reid, product of Inde- nomination for the opening day task. A drive to raise $1,300 as the city's against "insurance" loss of more contribution than $2,500 by the parent New York Olant club was under way today and little dlfllculty in obtaining the fund was expected. Mayor Williams' proclamation follows: "Whereas the Northeast Arkansas League season opens here pendent baseball here, la expected Thursday," April 28, with the Bly- to open on the mound for the lo- i thevllle Giants meeting the C«- known as the nalloual pastime and, "Whereas lhe Blytlievllle Giants should receive the wholehearted support and endorsement of Blytheville: "Therefore, by virtue of my of flee as Mayor of the City of Blytheville, I hereby declare a hall holiday Thursday afternoon * and urge al) merchants and business men to close their places of business and attend, with their em- ployes, the first game of the season." "Marion Williams •"Mayor."' To Stage Louis-Schmeling Bout In New York June 22 NEW YORK, Apr. 26. (UP) — Promoter Mike Jacobs announced today that the heavyweight chanv pltmshlp fight between Joe Louis and Max Schmellngr would be held in Yankee sladium, New York, June 22 unless "developments unforeseen at this time arise to necessitate a shift In the site." Beer Parlor Slightly Damaged By Fire Today Charles Corey's beer parlor was slightly damaged by fire this morning at 5:30 o'clock, which was caused by grease spilled on a gasoline stove. The blaze was quickly extinguished. Ship Aboard Ship MELBOURNE (UP) — For tha first time In their lives, Australian marine workers recently saw a ship arrive in harbor aboard another ship, having been carried as cargo Instead of coming under its own steam.' The new slilp was tne motor-ship Le Fhoque and had been shipped from Rotterdam, where It had been built* aboard the Stassfuet. WEATHER Arkansas—Partly cloudy tonight; Wednesday cloudy.. - • Memplus and vicinity—Fair tonight, lowest temperature 68 to 68; Wednesday partly cloudy, nW much change in temperature!

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