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Served by the United Press BLVTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS .AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI HOME EDITION VOL. XXVII—NO. 2C« Blythevllle Courier, B'tftheville Dally NC'vs, ,,, vTKPVII I If Blythevllle Herald, Mississippi Valley leader. _______ l.ia 1111. \ 11,1. h, AY lAMUAIiY 24 10'H .U , .m.NUAltl ti, L.'.H SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS MIX WELL Pemiscot Sheriff Seeks j Slayers or Pascola Man LDfjftL FtED 1MB > Mai ' cl1 On Capitol Lo Urge Bonus PASCOLA, Mo., Jan. 24 tUPI — ; Prm V posse of approximately 50 men. .nf f I] lirected by Sheriff Peic Robertson! ULLU Program Will Start Monday, Miss Willie Lawson Announces. Hot lunches for children in number ot Mississippi count}' Ecnools will be a daily feature of the Red Cross relief program In Mississippi ccuu'.y, starting Monday, it was announced today by Miss Willie I/i-.vssn, county supjr- Inlcndeiil. Miss Lawson has been advised by the state department of education lhat Mississippi county has been pranted a"h allotment of $500 to in ttitute the school lunch program, and that additional appropriations will te forthcoming as needed. Start in Twelve Schcols The lunches, which will consist chiefly nf vegetable ?flup, stew, o: j seme other hot dish, wil! be fur-} "eyf^ve'af that'lhertiimdel'pja'ely '• Rcgm ' cowb ° y i)oml?hed children. Tn cooperation A directed by r-f Pcmiscot county, loday was eai- played in hunting II-.? swamps and. woods near here for the attackers; of U. J. Haynes, 30, general store proprietor who died today In a Memphis hospital. j , ,. • . , p Haynes was injured late Thurs-! Applications tor LiOVCm- ^np^rl'lhrsure'm^mt: 1 ment Financing _Hclp' > He heard the men and armed hitn-' :,:lf with a sholgun in an attempt I to drive them from the store. He' was overpowered and fatally Will Be Here Next Week In anticipation of receiving Mou wound«ll^the'fight that foliownl.. day or Tuesday of next week lie | i blanks on which applications [jr| ! loans under the 515,000.000 federal i drouth relief law will bs marie, J. IE. Grit?, county ayriculturnl agent ^las completed the local committee!; i which will pass upon applications .before they are sent to regional ' headquarters at Memphis for final approval. ' . I Tha central commute for the Chitkasawba district consists of T, II . u'J'll n : unitxasav,ca UISUIL-I tuiibibw> ui i. Humorist Will ray.J. Mahan. A. M. Butt, and E. M |J' j Wocdard. This committee, of which P'I Lily a Mr Critz hopcs to i, avc mcst wilh Co.lieS to lonesboro. i hlm dall - v 1f the volume' at apnll- i i cations warrants it, tmisl pass up- Wilh the announcement that Will ! cn ,? v ?«' a PP'' cation . (ro:n humorist; would I "°, rt , h . halt ,° r M>^W> f™ - ! addition there will be Iccal l h c at Manila and L-achville ranged to institute tne lunches Monday in tv:elve schools. Others will be added to Hie list from time ID time as the n;sd is made evident. Schools in which lunches will served Monday are these at Lei ville. Carmi, West Ridje. Hatcher, I Gosnell. Clenr Lake, Dell, Perry, j Keiser. Warden. Shawneo. anl i Whitton. Surveys are teinj made at ' probably be added to the list shortly. Bessie Partee, Jeanes supervisor. has been authorized to investigate conditions . In Ihe colored schools.! his effort to brin? the famed tertaincr to Biytheville, Several weeks effort lo .- Jonesboro Included iu Ihe Itinerary : £"--" n n -i, ^ of Rogers present Arkansas tour j ™>'" s °"' *<» Chitdress '" i failed, but word was received tlure i • —oinin. JJ. C. Chapin, Jim Hutton and jj Harry Cowan. .Members of t U e ,: I.^-achvUle ccmmittee are Dr. A. E. and Rot- ]'I his siiows mors than 1000 World War veterans who paraded to the the Craighead county city-Febru- |a ' .eyislaturc Must Keep Em- , r ploycs Pay Within 1921 Limit Says Norwood LITTLE HOCK, Jan. 24. (UP) — Attorney General Hal L,. Norwood ;as handed down an opinion hold- HB that the house Is without minority to increase statutory coiu- ol Its employes whose alarles are llxcd by an act of the 021 assembly. The ruling was made upm In- luiry by W. H. Phlpps, clerk of the ower body. It was brought to the attorney general's attention that the house, by adopting n resolution, had Increased the rale ol pay of the sergcint-at-arins from $5 lo f6 per day, and also hnd raised .salaries of several assistants. Salaries Fl«d by Law The acts of 1921 fixed these salaries and Phlpps questioned whether the acts of the house's resolution passed last week took precedent. Norwood's ruling declared such salaries, since Ihey were fixed by Ihc 1021 acls. can only be Increased by slatntory authorization, and not by adoption of a resolution. Members of both houses-continued lo inspect stale institutions and it Is believed reports of the committee's findings will be submitted early next week. It is also probable Three Dead 60 Hurt In RajniVreck HELENWOOD, Tcnn., Jan. 2-1. (UP)—Thrce wero killed and M or lie injured when the Stwance river s]iccial ot the C, N. O. anil rnllro.ul southbouud left trucks this afternoon ittivr here Eight coaches were derailed. Tin- dead aiu: Hairy Llndlc, engineer, Somerscl, Ky., live lire- man named Sexton, ol Sonr.'rtet. and a woman, passenger who was unidentified. Several others who were injured were o::pectcd to die. The injured were taken to Somerset. Once Jhc machinery for handling , national capitol at Washington, with their petitions lor enactment 1 |j mt several bills will be. Inlroduc- bonus immediately available In the form of led as n result of the inspections. ry 11, accompanied by" Captain I the applicalions is in operation U j u[ a ]nw lmkin _ tnejl . r rank Hawks, airplane speed rec- ' s Mr - Critz' hope that loans can | r : Captain Hawks files, it is that he can be prevailed upon tc | pay Blytheville at least a brief visit.! hoped' plications will be forwarded t: j ion tc i Memphis as soon as they are pas:- j .pcechts tavorlng tiie legislation, which has been .disapproved Secretary of the Treasury. Mellon, were being made'as'this picture was taken. ._ upon by the local commute. 1 ... -, land headquarters office is prepirec f"nrb"« in- JlTrff tv. 3 "^,- 1 ' 11 !' PINE V BLUFP, Jan. 24. (O?>>"> work" day-and night if 'neces, H, . iuii..,js jn MJ,UI <..,-^e nj t . '-- Will • Rogers hiimorbt-nhnoMnhpr ' sary to'give each rempst prompp. !j In each school where lunches are V ^> ,*• -, p • , " • ''att-nHm i i- r . after vi^itm" s°veral Arkansas attention. ,served coairenition of teachers and l " ' "-"'"o "-»•'•" -.IKJII»« . parents in preparing the mjalswill i*™" 1 stncken areas to!d Harvey The number of Mississippi coun-1 be obtained "• C° uc 'i, chairman of tha state !ty farmers that will seek to obtain j In t ha schools where investiga- Idrouth relief committee of the na-! (he federal loans Is still problem-' ticns have been made it was found! " onf> ' ^d Cross and public utili- jatical. The lew limits loans to seel that children wero suffering more! li . cs ""gnate, .thai he desirod lo from poor nuality and lack of var-! E' ve Arkansas "a real show." iety in their food than from lack: He Informed Couch that he had if sufficient quantity. Some cases • secured the services of .the "Revel- feed, fertilizer and other essentials \mm When Ihe two houses convene of children coming to school with-! ers" quartet which will appear on (announced that Ihis limitation will out lunches .vere discovered, but-drouth relief programs of Rosters i be strictly observed. .Most farmers in thai lit icvu, ici tmtci unu uuici etvjiuui^ 1 -, w j.w . «-, pw, | of crop production other than tod lY'l'S. Myrtle' latiner BlaCK- •liclge Quits Job; Prosecution Threatened. for humans, and J. H. Lynch, charge of the Memphis office, hai Iljness of Over a Year Ends in Death at Home Here Yesterday., j nexl week, it was announced loday !iy O. R. Baucock. relief chairman. The modification-, will be chiefly in the direction of providing more adequate food allowances for men now working on drainage ditches and other projects, of whom there are nearly a thousand. About fifteen miles of (Utch3s have been cleared of brush anS i trees since the work program was ! inslilutcd, and if fair wealher continues a substantial part of the District n system will be cleaned j p i. up. J. W. Meyer, engineer in charge j rolice of the work, his posted a prnjr?:-' map in the chamber of commerce rccm at the city hail which will I show from,~day to day exactly what. ' work has been done. j Distribution of feed for cattle and j work stock has begun on n small i sente. help being given only in I ed he had offered to re-imbur~? lout, obtaining provision for feeding -evenue Ihe members of the quartet but all j the families on their places ' ' '" service and interment was made at had volunteered instead. doubtful. The resignation was contained • Maple Grove cemetery. ! in a telegram rent by Mrs. Blnrk-1 Pallbearers were: Mayor Neill JIT LITHE There is some Indication, how-i'idTO to the commissioner of in-j Reed, Judge Zal B. Harrison, J. fever, that with money in si-{ht from [temal revenue in Washington, D.iNick Thomas, Howard Proctor, Ivy C. It save no explanation for the; W. Crawford und Norman P. Moore, relinnuishin? nf her nest, but fhe i Mrs. Farrar had been ill for over «-as m-coai-ine a slaterr.»nt which i a year from cancer and had only she L'lans to is^ue later today. | recently returned from a • Texas other sources many farniers wili j lake the government loans ana' j trust to fortune to take care of : their other needs. j Lynch -Explains Loans i The largest loan permitted to any •one individual is $2,000. The amount : loaned, Mr. Lynch announced yesterday, will be based upon requirements of the applicant for seed. sanlt&rlum where she spent several montlis endeavoring to regain her was not un- mv.«tcTl"iislv this week in Spring- "D 1" n • - r s. KeJ Organizers of feeti ' fertilizer, feed for work stock c i rv . • and for fuel and oil for farm ma- rOOCI UemonstrallOn. . Icnlnery. and the acreage on crop: ---- |on which he gives a crop lien tr, NORTH LITTLE ROCK. Jan. 24 secure the payment of Ihe loan. P '" 1t">ons'.ration b=- : Mr. Lynch's announcement con- field, reiterated his nrcsrrute Mrs. charges of swindling h:m. determination Blacklidge cases of extreme need. An allow- 1 ' ance of a iittl« over $1 per week is being mad? for mules. rere tcday with the arrest of two, allsjed communists.' "Loans for seed will be based on Dominic Zini. of North Little ; ± n *™° X 1™\1 ™15.f^ *l Reck, and Frank Brown, St Louis, •were c-r i acre ' , but not ta exces5 ot *2 P" C0rn ' CoUoni oats and to ~ in jail and a reeling of un- ?" e C0rn ' C employed, scheduled for this after- bacco; *™ Pf r acre for trllck Boy of 16 Faces 21-Year Sentence for Murder nom7had"bccn'callcd off." Police i crops ' and ?15 for other cr °l ;3 expressed little fear any : trouble' "Loans for fertilizer will be mads LITTLE ROCK. Jon. 24 (UP)— W0lll( l develop, believing the arrest! only in those counties where Louis Mitchell, 16, hunter's guide', will be placed In the state penitentiary here today to begin servinj Edward Litsiiutrr, Cook* county tax reviewer, who loaned the mon- f v thr majronly rcvcnm collector! n^'ifif H c r „ ™. C .,!: i S.. Yu^'l.^'^^'L'Lf -^pcctcd and mcmssrs'of ths'farn- ily were at her bedside when she died at 4:10 o'clock. | In the years that Mrs. Farrar had I lived In this county she had be! cotne widely known. Before moving : lo Blythevllle she lived nt Bassett. | Although a member of the Episco• pat church she look an active part In the First, Presbyterian churc!;, after regular services were discontinued at her own church. She was also a member of the Woman's club, | having been deeply interested in ; literature. tered in the tnvcstjgatlon liito the recent bank and Insurance company failures. Will Open Bank Inquiry The- joint house-senate commit tec, created by a'resolution adopt ed last week, will be." organize Monday or Tuesday and will begin work Immediately, according to tha body. A bill changing the state rallroa commission inlo a public servlc commission, with extended powe be introduced in the senat Monday, It .was learned today. Th measure will be offered by Sena tors Mngee and Stewart, and wi provide the commission with Jur Isdlction over ever" form of public service corporatlonn functioning In Arkansas. Million for Schools CONWAY. Jan. 24. (OP)—A bill probably will be Inlroduced in the lower house of Ihe general cssem- |bly Monday to appropriate Sl.OOu,- 000 for a building fund for six stats schools, according to Representative Henry Stroupe, Logan county The legislator made the statement while In Conway as a member of the legislative committee which came here on a biennial inspection of the stats institutions. Robert Gordon Waives animation Charge of Unlawful Conversion. HELENA', Ark., Jan. 24.—Robert GoVdon, 45, teller In the Interstate National bank, which closed Jan. 1, appeared In United States Com- ilssloner Connolly's office late Frl- ay and waived preliminary hcnr- ng on a charge o^converllng to his mi use funds belonging io the auk hi the amount of 536,610. The warrant was authorized b.\ Ira Mack, assistant United Stale.'' district attorney at Little Rock, or. nformatlon provided by S. O. Pot- torn*, receiver for the bank. It Is charged that manipulation of the savings accounts has been going on since 1024, dating back to Gordon's conueoUon with the'Old First. National bank, ol which he was vice president. .\Thc First National bank.where .Qordoh was' first employed,.'iwas taken over by the Interstate National about two years ago. Judge Harrison Completes Deal Today: Will Start Work Sherlly.' Negotiations were completed this afternoon for the purchase of G4Q acres of ihc Matthew B. Maxwell plantation, one milt; west of Luxora. as the site for t!:e new 'Mississippi county convict farm. Consummation of the deal. by which Judge Zal B. Harrison acquired Ihc properly for the county owned and operated farm was el- fected about 2:30 o'clock this afternoon. Judge Harrison, whose administration of counly affairs beg«n with the new year, slated that jusl as soon os barracks could be erected, on tho farm and preliminary arrangements completed that prisoners now In the county jails would . be transferred to the farm. AH prisoners who have been itn-. able to pay fines for misdemeanor convlclions have bsen- idle In the county jails since the expiration of the county's contract with Brinkley brothers, operators of a private farm, which expired wilh the eiv.l of Ihe old administration on-December 31st. Details of the transaclion by. which the county secures the Max-, well plantation for the farm slto were not announced this afternoon but it is understood that Ihe farm will be paid for by annual payments to th? loan company with which Ihs denl was made. . Cashier Kcadjr to Return CAVE SPRINGS, Ark., Jan, 24 (UP)—Troy Butler, cashier of the Bunk of Cave Springs, who disappeared Thursday during an audit of the bank's books by O. H. Gex- lon, state bank examiner, was reported ready to return to Cave Spring? today if wanted for ques- j tlonlng in connection with the' bank's closing yesterday. Butler was said to have visited his father. D. M. Butler, ut Panj- burn yesterday and lo have departed for Cave Springs. Sexton said today the bank cashier was not here. Sexton stated that a deficiency of approximately Sll.OOO had baen found in the bakn's records but !::: did not know whether it was tbe result of faulty book keeping or irregularities in connection w'!h the tank. The examiner said he would net be able lo make a report on the matter until next week. Bradley Tomlinson Dies Today at ElPaso, Tex. .'.Bradlcy.JomUnson'.Aa, ..formerly'-. ^ of Osceolft and late of El Paso,' . Tcbs, died at'his.home this morning from'double pneumonia-, Fii- rsral arrangements are Incomplete but. the remains will arrive in Memphis 'Monday morning where burial will" probably: he made. The deceased, who was the s:n of the late Hugh D. Tomllnson, formsr president of the St. Francis Levee board and prominent throughout northeast Arkansas, was lorn and reared In Osceila where. IB was a well known planter for n number-of years. Sine.? moving to Texas lie had been In the Insurance business. Relatives who survive him are: Ills wife. • Mrs. Orace Tomlinson; OIK son, Bradley jr., a sister,- Mrs Beulah Ross r.l Memphis, and a brolhcr Hugh D. Tomlinson, of St. Louis. ' ; ' GOSNELL SUP 15 Thirty Carlbads of Food Contributed to Red Cross of Brown and Zini had stopped Use ts deemed necessary, nnd the movement. : rates not in excess of $5 an acre Tiir According to Iccal authorities thfiWcept for tobacco a 21 year .sentence for" the" fatal ! two mcn h!ul been acllv e all week for which the maxi shoDtins of Lawrence Culpeppcr! Planning tre demonstration. Hand- be $10. near Dewitt in the White river 1 bm s have beer, distributed urging; "The loan calls tor a first morl-i diced ir; tho. juror' bottoms last October, accordir.e to!*" unemployed to attend the ga- gage on a n crops produced by thiinc-nn Mondav ' Before a crowd that taxed the Atherton ' capacity of the circuit courtroom Stalin Announces New Drive Upon "Kulaks" MOSCOW, Jan. 24. (UP)—A statement issued tcday under tlw signature ol Josef. V. Etalin, announced the bejitming of a "decisive nnal drive" to eradicate the Kulaks of Russia as a class. I The drive against Kulaks, a term ... i chiefly applied to rich peasants, ' will be carried out with the intcn- j tion of eliminating the class with- Doil Wiclner Held to Grand ] ir ^i™" n'oT^taice" Kh^F "^"^ IlirV Without Bond al "" r " *""""= <""< «»"••• 1 vn™t«w«''c [campaign which Hearing Today. Doil Wldner, 18, Gosnell youth, was bound over to await the action of the grand Jury without bond on a charga of murdering Page Boyd, by Justice R. L. McKnlght this af- came from Iowa, Nebraska Idaho and Texas. probably would ex- drive of 1030. Long Deadlock Seen in British Cotton Mills •prison officials. Mitchell was found guilty by an thcring. A demand for food, which torrmver " al nn int , r e ; was included ir. the printed matter,' Prilz Schas of Memphis and LJeut. Snell church on the night of Friday, * lo lhc t , r,,pmnt + n^ " eS }n? f,S icr 100 ° Aikansas county jury yesterday and . Vl ' ns sentence was imposed immediately j . after the jury returned a verdict. I rclli;e(J - B?nk at Green Forest j Burglars Take Grocery | ^_ __._ Resumes Business Today Store's Stock in Truck !wnercas '' rans of Iar s er Amounts'itheniaintifrrin''!! ' i "«"«•" ^ , W11 1 be p3 | d | n Uvo or thre , i H . i hroneht aenlnrl Wi in "re" r".eV S ecut ™ idlournrf Frid.v ,( *"«»•» H. Ssh» rf the Un lei J«n. 16. When arrested the youth ,"e of the lo-n r tr-nZ rtb «1? nf r?d?nc^ i- • S[ate """>'• stal! ™^ '" Ncw '"- clalmed ^ struclt ^ A ln s?lf dc - m. ui nit, u-n i*< ipriioon \ni>. nil rne rv.cnnt. i--.__,, . fo« C a ofto*. iim latror >»nd VKVTJ I Miller Wins $90,000 I Verdict Agabst Mix ERIE. PA., Jan. 24 (UP)—A jury- today awarded Zach T. Miller, wes- MANCHESTER, England, Jan. 14: tern showman, $00.000 damages (UP)—A prolonged mill stoppage | against Tom Mix. western film ac- in Lancashire was foreseen today i ( O r, for alleged breach ol contract. wr>;n weavers decided against re- i The verdict was reached by a suming negotiations for a settle- jj urj . late yesterday and was read ment of the present conflict which < (oday when court convened. Miller has put some 250,000 mer. out of. sucd for $345.000 for breach of a work and threatens tn cause many ver t, a [ contract more to be without Jobs soon. j ' fense after the abusing him. latter had per cent from date Oct. 31. 1931. In the case when [the case completed but with ; h = ^^-T^ISrS? £,££ % OPPC^; City Firemen Make ^J^iM Sr^ ^uc^cri^^ Two Runs Saturday £f f^^ «d .wil, be paid in .one P ,yment,,,,l their d^hter. ^ar, ^ ^ ^^^^^^ . wahl. Arnold and i sponded to two alarms today. h lttlout °? crln S. LITTLE ROCK. Jan. 24 <UP,_ | Relds , store , locate d on the Half 1 aWlramtt " \ ^ «% ?* .I?!* '« 'i.'^ ^ r \ JB * «™?* ™ ^ 'W™£ ! Wldner held Will End Campaign for ! Charles M, Anderson Anti-Tuberculosis Fundi Dies at St. Louis . , . Word has b;en received here of The antl-tuterculosis campaign jhc death Rt s , ^^ January 17 In Mississippi '" "' The Citizens Str.te Bank of Green'Moon road about two miles west] Forril resumed busiiWM today after O f Blythevllle. was entered ty: havin? L ™^™.^^r .n. thieves last night and a quantity; • suit of a 'itehwav riccldint for! 403 South Lake street before the | _j . . _ . i which they contend Wahl Is re-i blaze was extinguished. ' j nrsi i.o.ins iMiay ; spor.sible through a'lesed nritli-'. A grass fire on a vacant lot on | MEMPHIS, Jan. 24 (UP)—Tliei gence of his son. Through error j Korth Ninth slreet got beyond con-1 cf Charles M. Anderson, a former January 20, from the family t 8200 Manchester Road, was in Oak Hill ceme- He is asking that all funds col- ; i lected be sent to him immediately, Q Ei 50 that the total lr ' ay b5 Rn "' on ' e «. Inounced. , i Mr. Anderson was'fifty years old. ANCIENT SHELL EXPLODES 'He is survived by bis wife, two sons, CAPETOWN. (UP)-An echo of! 'our daughters, two granddaughters the Bc-sr war was heard here rc-j« nd a ST«MS«. cently, when during a itorm at Li nil! b: ur.-;:;i;cd I cftc Polish «:h'. through Ihe opening after tskln^ n (d blan!!S for tarm i oa ,, s of her Injuries. near. O!ean, according to Agent HOEOBO, Sweden. (UP)-A MGjdysmith a lyddite shell explode! Reorient cf Infantry. Th; Frcii:h , the g!a=s pjn;l out of the window. : ~ • • ' • The slow movement of the Ar-1 William Overdorf and an ord-r 5'«ars old spruce tree has b;en cut | when struck by Itghtninj. Fras- town is godmother to the Palish! Emmett wilsan and Sam Hardln! u fl or " ^,?2?.. «ith n ii»h n rB«n • "° M cnso vln Probably result Injto round them up has teen issued, down here. Its age was establishjj j ments of the shell entered neigh- t-esin-cnt which received its colors; of Constable Harry Taylor's offlc:,! BTanlcu Ll - ud> ' * ll " ULi s" "'»"" • tn( , postponement of a nurnbjr of| Recently stray dogs, • goaded by ! >y counting the year rings on the (boring houses but none was Injur- from the mds of M. Polncarc a j investigated the robbery and are' Izatlon of the office will not - fi'sv years ABO. ' working on Ihe case. [ completed until Monday. l ill.' J)«JSl^,1JiH. IHcfH Ul a- liLiiiiw;i «» Pi.tLIHlV Stray UOjo, BUDQcQ Uj 'J ^.t/Jiiiiim IHC JLi-i i 1115* "** n*t L^J^IIJS jivuac^ wuv *»»««*. "*•-* u.j». ^ jot her cn$?s until the next term of hunger," devoured the greater part .flump. The tree was a small plant ed. The area of the. explosion was | court. of o large deer, Ovcrdorf said. [in 16«, I colored gre;n. WEATHER ARKANSAS — Fair,ond warmer (n the west and central prtfopj lonlshl. Sunday partly cloudy.

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