The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 29, 1939 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 29, 1939
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VOLUME XXXVI— NO. _____ THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKAVBAH i™ , ' ^ ^ ^^ * * k? Rlylhcvlllc Courier UlylhcvlUc Hernia Blythevllle Dully News Mississippi Valley I raw OP NORTHEAST^AUKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI British Parliament Hears Chamberlain Explain His Stand SINGLE COPIES FIVE GENTS' of M answor Britain has B iven Polaml ™1 llle "- CUtc ' . Piimc AIillMer Nevillc Chamber-torn pledge that lice "obligations to Poland win be carried out" and said that Hitler Imd been so advised. "The final answer", Chamberlain said, was contained in the message which Sir Neville Henderson, British ambassador, dew to Ber-i lin last night and delivered to Hitler. Three Sisters A re Married To Three Brothers S. Customs Official lake Unprecedented Ac lion; Sailing Js Delayed NEW YORK ,,\ UB . 2!) (UP)-cus loins agents searching every incl uf the giant liner Bremen disclose, today that they had delayed II) sailing of the North Germnn-Llow lii>cr to determine whether it wn carrying "implements of war." Chamberlain declared in ellect . Wnc11 lt "'cc brolhcrs marry three The search ships of th seemed certain to i unprecedented or luxury liner class ., tvj „, K , t ^ v . -> -......,..;, ujiiliy liuec ^tv:iiil!ll curtail! that war or peace now is up to' f' slel ' s > 'hnl's news! That's why parturc of the Bremen'imf'ii mn. Hitler. | Uw O'Bannons and U,e McGregors nflcrnoon or tonight, n the"," He ."On the nature of the German I™. » th = 'eadllnes today, ofllcials had emerge,!eo<e s f c m reply," he said, "depends whether Miss Katherme McGregor an< Berlin | 0 s , )e ed off will out ins further time should be given for Roy OB >">»<»> started the famlh <•»•"-- - »u"oui pa;,- explorntlon of (lie situation »'«il Wrtnerships " for operation of the many forces that are working for peace." Hitler's reply had been expected In time to be communicated to today's session of Commons btit it did not arrive. Henderson waited in Berlin while Hitler pondered over the draft of his historic message. Chamberlain was grave as lie told the house that the danger of war had not receded. As he spoke aa estimated 12,000.000 men were under arms in Europe, massed on the borders and ready for action. Chamberlain stressed the unity of the British people and said the nation is "ready for any eventuality." He emphasized Great Britain's preparation for war, especially In the air and on the sea, declaring that "our air force is' in a state . .of,., instant readiness" and "our •whole righting fleet is .-ready at <i ' '" •-•• hips Dec. 24 when thc\ The" prime minister said that although Hitler had left no doubt of the urgency of his demands on Poland he had expressed a wish for a British-German understanding of "lasting character." Britain joins Germany in "wishing for an understanding". Chamberlain declared. The British note to Germany, Chamberlain indicated, urged an end to border clashes and circulation of "atrocity" reports against Germans In Poland. Tlie German- Polish dispute, he contended, can) te settled without war. While Parliament listened war preparations continued at top pace In Europe. The Netherlands completed general mobilization, the first nation lo do so. Chamberlain was not the sume man who addressed commons last Tliursday. His manner was less strained with an easy bearing reflecting confidence in the country's position. He was grave but there was an underlying bouyancy as he described Britain's preparation for war if it becomes necessary. . were married by (he Rev A Harris. New it's all In the family A week ago Saturday, the Mc- Gregors and (lie O'Bannons met again. This time for the mnrria»e of Miss Bonita Corene McGrc»or and Js(mcs O'Bannon. Magistrate T. L. Cassidy, who performed that ceremony, rend the service lor the marriage of the third brother and sister, Miss Margaret Evelyn McGregor and William Horace O'Bannon, last Saturday. M«. Sam King, of Memphis, is the mother of the McGregor girls while the O'Banncn boys reside near Clear lake. DfiflFIS REPLf u passengers by 3 n. m. today, hours . ahead of schedule. Tiie Cuniud liner Ar,iiitanla carrying M00 1)n ssengcrs. most, of them Americans, fleeing the war zones arrived during (he morning after a trip under simulated war conditions. Blackouts were ordered <tno no radio communication was permitted from the sliln, the captain even confiscating small portable radios owned, by members of the crew. Slate To Resist Railroad's AVants Kuhn \Valclicd WASHINGTON, Aug. 29. (UP)_ The DIOS committee Invcsllgiilln" uiiAmerican activities today asked New York police and customs nu- honties to take "e.xlraordinnry pieeautions" to prevent Prltz K.UIUI, head of the German American bund, from leaving the country. Rumors Say Arkansans Will Be Sent To Canal RUMORS SAY—14 WASHINGTON, Aug. 29. (UP) War's 'Inconveniences' Major Anthony Eden contemplates h| s (| lly bttllilnb us he emerge, rom his tent at Ucaulleu. England, where he is m-cnnip with his ' Territorial miit. ays Prospects For In crease Depend Upon Les sening Of War Talk ... lur ,_ WASHINOTONTAug. 29. (ITPJ- today an- I f he "Sriculture deuartment said to -------- „„ Valuation Rrrlnr-hV,, W8r a- valuation pl ans !ar i )I)n f cdial( , day that prospects for j strengthening of the Pnntmia cctton cxntlrts under the subslcl' t-anals anti-aircraft defenses The l )r °8 r ""n arc dependent upon thl LITTLE HOCK All- 23 (HP) Mmf T » C -«" S {?'" lllc lra nsi»rta- " »-« « of political tension li added that aclu, e, ngh. f/ViT' -'"""" 8 ""-' ""("'s garrison by 272 f llt lnto effect a month ago have t,n"« . I ° n ' cers n "<' 7.380 enlisted men. , been dlsapp:intlngly small. Price loo Ready to Advance PARIS, Aug. 29. (UP)— The French official radio announced receipt of Warsaw reports today (hat Germany was mobilized n't three points on the Polish frontier ready lo altack through the val leys leading into Poland. The official radio also reported further encroachment on Poland's railroad rights with trains from Danzig to Poland held up. On tlie French-Swiss frontier certain routes were closed but nt other points iraffic continued. The French opened additional gas mask centers for children up lo 10 years of age nnd civilian evacuation of the capital continued, —,- r ........i^, A j. .^IIIEIII, JTUCa ^L^'*^*™"™ "Peeled mueu uy Assistant Attorney den unccnftrined reports were cur t th 1 I i ' on-miuuu, S.^Ua'red^proJfrSe un^T^ Sns^^n^J ^£3^ & ft" ""''" tho contention of the railroad com- 6«ard, now in trainm. "1, " "'.,'„ 1" tbn ? 11 ' balU ' »'e expoH ,..._— r.-^..^, ( , piuui LO rcnuc """<> w» mi: niKaiisas nati the contention of (lie railroad com- 6«ard, now in training camp a pany lliat Arkansas railroads should Pcnsncola, Fla., had been orderci pay taxes on n valuation based on to the Panama Canal zone - - — TI.-I.UILIJJ^ IJUrjLll Ull stocks, bonds and basic earnings capitalized at six per cent. The suit was filed some time ago in St. Louis. The corporation commission has set a tax base for the railroad of $28.000.000. The railroad coTends the present valuation of $15000000 is adequate. New York Cotton NEW YORK, Aug. 29. <UP)- Coiton closed steady. Oct. Livestock ,,Tn^ ST ST ' LOUIS ' I1! " A «B- 2 9 (UP)-Hogs, 10,500 Top, 6.85 110-330 Ibs., 6.75-685 HO-1GD Ibs., 5.50-6.25 Bulk sows 5.00-6 15 Cattle 4100 Steers, 8.25-950 Slaughter steers, 600-975 - Mixed yearlings, heifers 825-925 AnRCOndB . Copper 25 Slaughter heifers, 600-975 ------ 839 Jan. Mar 816 May 807 July m open high Io«854 841 839 828 823 813 818 807 701 805 793 777 close 846 831 817n 812 800n 785 WEATHER Arkansas—Partly cloudy tonic and Wednesday; slightly warn., In extreme north p-.rtion tonight Memphis and vicinity—Fair to night and Wednesday; not mud change in temperature. Scare Heads In London Spots closed nominal at 891,upf). New Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS. Aug. 29. (UP) — Cotton futures gained 30 to 65 cents a bale today on steady trading. Dec. Jan, Mar. May July cpcn high 8C2 865 84-1 846 834 827 818 801 833 825 813 801 low close 851 856 834 840 828 815 807 780 828 821 809 793 Up 6. Spot,-; closed staidy at Stock Prices NEW YORK. Aug. 29. (UP)—The stock market rallied today along with the markets of Europe. A. T. & T. 163 1-2 Beef cows, 5.00-5.75 cutlers & low. cutters, 3.50-4.75 Chicago Wheat open high low clow Sept. 67 1-4 67 3-8 C6 3-8 66 7-8 Dec. 67 1-2 67 5-8 66 1-8 66 3-8 Chicago Corn open high low c l osc Sept, 43 7-8 43 7-8 43 1-8 43 5-8 Dec. 44 44 1-8 43 1-2 43 1-8 Associated D. G 73-4 Beth, steel 59 1-2 Boeing Air 183-4 Chrysler 79 5-8 Coca Cola 119 General Electric 361-2 General Motors 45 7-8 Int. Harvester 51 Mont. Ward 49 N. Y. Central 13 1-4 Packard 3 ].g Phillips 35 Radio 53.8 Schcnley Simmons 11 21 1-2 Socony Vacuum 10 7-i Standard of N. j 40 3- Texas Corp. U. S. Steel SO 1-2 In big, black type, London's news papers sound warning, tell of Prime Minister Chamberlain's speech before Parliament, m which he slat«! that Britain Is , movement cf cotton from (lie United States and most other in portant exporting countries prol ably would be materially disrupted Gosnell Pioneer Was Probably Oldest Living Na- live In County George W. Crawford, who was born at Gosnell 80 years aco died at his home there last ni E hl seven -"clock. Stricken with paralysis more han a year n?o, he had been 111 since that time. Believed to be the oldest unlive cttlcr In that section of Missis- ip»l County, Mr. Crawford was veil known nmoiig the old timers vhi delighted in hearing him (ell lories of the early days here Funeral rites were held tills af- Ovcrpass On Highway 61 Approved Go'vernrhent Federal t'onner Governor Connci And Paul Johnson Air In Run-Off JACKSON, Mlw., Auir '>9—-Ui seasoned Mlsstelppl cilice holders ono backed by scmtlor I'm iiurrl- •ion and (he other by Senator Theodore Jilluo, fiasi'd (heir (juburna- tci-lnl campaigns last night «n- iiwnlk'd the voters' choice in to- days nin-oir Democrnllo pibimry fhe successful candidate will be the next governor, for Kopubllcai vole Is negligible in Mississippi. Tho candidates are former Clov .J 1 "' 1 '" Sl ' llllc11 ("Mike") connei (10J2-1930), Harrison's cmMlldnlf and former Congressman Paul B Johnson (1DIO-192J), who lius nil- bo's support in tlie campaign ii which lhe llilrd-tcnii pcsstbilttles of President Roosevelt failed lo bo- come nn issue. The run-alt cnm- mlgn has hinged mainly on personalities. Johnson led Conner by 23, •olcs In a seven-man rnce thrco vceks ago, bill Conner Is believed o hnvo plckctl up strong support )IIIOHK voters who gave Slaie licp- escnlallve Thomas L. Bailey r>»,- 87 votes In Die first primary. More him 300.000 voic.'i wore expected o be cast. Agreed Judgment For $1,000 Awarded Minors An agreed Judgment was enter d In circuit court here today by udgc o. B. Keck awarding the hrce minor children of Mr. ami Us. Paul Ford $i,000. The agreed judgment followed ling of .a suit-:.against tho Lion """a. ui •" auiL:.ugaii.5L tnc, IjlOr inc new Frisco crossing over- °" Reflnlns Comimiiy and \V J pass-nt Yarbro, erected at a cost Wundcrllch seeking damages for of $B5,000, was given final approval hijiirlcs allegedly received when a "y tlic bureau of public roads for fllcl °" drum exploded, the federal government durlnr the n °" McCouvtncy of Jonostoro weekend. ' represented the plaliitills and C. A. Although the overpass and Us clmillll Bhani wns attorney for Ihe approaches had been In use for defendants. several weeks, the sodding of tnc ~ ~—" embanknicnls lo prevent erosion ViJ\.. r r*:,!,,', T and the placing of guard rails on WIlY .UlClll L J. llC OVGmnSR n»irl n>\^fnnrt\ >n _ r overpass and approaches, wns ioL completed nnlll several days | ago. The overpass, which connects Highway 01. three nnd a half nte north of Blythevllle, was started Sepl. 22 of last year. The jroject begins a short distance otitli of tlic curve on Highway 01 vest of Yarbro. with n road built rom that point norlhcast lo meet he highway curve at the Yarbro chool. The new road is 20 feel vide, with shoulders sodded and he curves are 22',!, feet wide. In addition to eliminating tlie dangerous crossing nt the Frisco allroad, which had tnken ninny ives, ll,e nm- overpass also does way ivitli two dangerous curves n the highway which had caused nany accidents, one of which nvlng taken place since the p'ro- cct was started and which caused hrce deaths. Federal grade crossing elhnlna- on funds provided for the entire ob except the right of way, this aving been a part oi the $00000 fund alloled to Arkansas Think of That? Message's Contents Are Not Revealed; War Machines Ready Confesses To Slaying Of Dancer Hitler tonight .., •* The NB-/.I message was given to Henderson in Hie chancellory) where Hitler had been hard at work on It most of the duy. ' While it was emphasized that Germany had her military machine Beared for Instant, action there was a general belief that Die hour when an ultimatum might be delivered wllh llic best effect had passed. Thus many responsible Nazis believed there was hope Dint negotiations . would not l>e suddenly broken off. . • . . This liopo was based on: 1. Tile fuel Hint Chamberlain, . although firm, clearly desired to ™ negotiate. 2. The probability that. Killer, iX lie had felt (hero was no further clianco for diplomatic action,would have stated his viewpoint In brief forceful form and would not have taken so long lo. prepare 3. A belief In Nazi sources that the Inclination to negotiate Is Increasing In Berlin, London, Paris and Rome. I.OS ANORLKS, Allff. 20. (UP)Deputy Police chief Homer cross lodny said that Dowitt C. 'Cook 20-year-old typesetter, had confessed the college' campus slaying last February of Anya Sosyevn f°rmcr ZlcBfleld follies dancer, and tv, ollm- recent criminal ussuulls U po vomcn, In Drive lilinoi: Mother Of Yarbro Man Dies Monday Highway Tragedy Two Illinois residents were In InnlVy killed In n highway accl- ciu nt Mnltoon, 111., curly sundav Mien their car collided with a trucli Irlven by Lentiey \Cnrl Flslicr o Blytlicville. >• ' Mi: Fisher was exonerated of nriv lame for the accident by a coro- icr's jury which als3 ruled Hint lie dcatii of both men was accl- cntnl. Paul L, Stump, 31, of Arcola 111 nil Russell Harris. 33, of Chicago, ere killed when their car collided cad-on with tho truck. Testimony, at Die immost brought ul that the accident occurred as the Stump car attempted to puss , n .ilowHmovliig jimcijliie. These Uo machines hooked fenders, to cause I the tragedy, us (lie stump car swerved In front of (lie truck John \v. Phillips <;f Blythevllle owner of the (rue!: which war bringing n load of apples to tills city, was In the truck cub wllh Mr Fisher. Both escaped injury although Mr. Fisher -was thrown from the truck scat. The truck was badly damaged and its ino bushels cf apples strewn over llic highway. Mr. Fisher nnd Mr. Phillips returned home yesterday. Would-be Thomas Bdlsons had a field day at the Inventors" E.\i»- Mtlon in New York. Prominent "iiong exhibits of gndgclrcrlng jcnius — •• • • - e^iof^S'^,^ =""'••--, Masonic riles s carried out befcrc burial was made at North Sawba cemetery Ife is survived bv one son, E s. She thtt "dry-dunking -iirlng n taked-m Above, Ida Marvin of BroowJyn shoo liow It keeps diinkers' knuckles dry. At right, below, are new "Spell-It" license •She is survived by three sons, Will Purcell of Yarbro, Jnnot p»r- ccll of Mnrslon. Mo., and Verlal nm,,-r.,,-,1 ..* ^- ,. ' " k> vt " ul " J i"sioi!, .MO., and verlnl Mr^ur;^ : , 011rC ^ Ugh!Cr - IPUrCCl1 ° f P;nwn «. <"""- «'» « nirec \ ^^ ° . !f™' n »? , ^ u !?«?3.. "*-. N «"» ta "o'daway 0 ihree brclhcrs, M. E. and C Crawford of Gosnell. and H W . . . Crawford on Oibnda Beach, Calif. Cobb Funeral Ifome uns in -harge. . Plant Alfalfa At Municinal Airport „ of Conran, and Mrs. Fannie f^- Ferney of Portagcvlile, Mo. Mrs. C. E. Porker of Yarhro is one cf the 19 surviving grandchildren. There are nine great grandchildren. The (mineral service will he con- licted at the Conran residence by life long friend, the Rev. Marvin Hardin of PcrUigcviile at w A=S=£ : n better landing field and at the same lime provide revenue, it was nnnounced today by Dr. W A Grlmmctt, chairman of tlic American Legion comirjttce which Is operating the airport for the city of Btylhcvllle and Chamber of Commerce. in the spring, soon port was token over by the Dud Cason p:st, but the wet season prevented Hie work, It was said. Pneumonia Fatal To Steele Youth • Howard Bell, of Stccle, died this morning at the Walls hospital, two pneumonia. .He was 21. Tlie remains were, removed to Stcele before being token to West I Tennessee for burial. plates, shown in contrast (o the currently- used numbered ones. The . Inventor claims his "name'' plates are easier lo spot and remember. Legislative Records Checked At Little Rock U'lTLE ROCK, Aug. 29— Disclaiming knowledge of the punwse iK'hind nn Investigation begun last week to determine what existing state laws were enacted through votes of legislators appointed by governors. Governor Bailey said yesterday. "All I know about It is what I've read in the papers." A check of legislative records of the last 26 years was begun by a half dozen cnpitol clerks and -•;«- nogrnphcre under direction of Chairman J. Paul. Ward of Ihe state Industrial Commission. Since the supreme court, held Governor Bailey's appointment of Paul Gutensolin of Fort Smllli to the slate scnalc last January was unconstilntioiral. and that Guten- solin was not entitled lo vole as a s»nntor, it was presumed data obtained from the investigation was lo be used In n brief in which Governor Bailey's attorneys will ask tlie court to reverse Its' ruling. Delays Ratifying Pttcl MOSCOW, Aug. 20. (UP)-Rnti- flenllon of the new BovieUOerma'n . non-aggression pact was delayed today at lenst imlil Sept. I'.by BC- lioii of the, Soviet parliament. : LONDON. Aug. 20. (UP)—Tho Soviet Union's postponement of ratification of Us pew non-aggression treaty, with Germany-was described In Russian sources, tonight. ns a (lircal to scrap (Ijqipact if Germany attacked i Poland. It was suggested by Hu&stan sources thnt If Germany committed aggression In the immediate future Ihe supreme Soviet — the parliament/—meeting at Moscow would thus be given a chance lo vole against ratification.-. ; Tho new treaty would then cease lo exist, as It has merely been signed by Ihe Soviet premier wlth- nit consent of parliament. :• Ed Rice On State Athletic Commission UTTLE ROCK, Ark., Aug. 29.— Ed A. Rice, chief of police at Bly- tlievllle, was named a. member of the stale athletic commission by Gov. Carl E. Bailey yesterday. Other members cf the commission also named by the governor arc: Joe McCloy, Montlcello; temporary chairman until Ihe commission organizes; Allen shepherd, Pine Bluil; Gene Burks, Levy (Pulaski county)' sntl Dr. R. D. Ackerman, Hot Springs. ROME, Aug. 20. (UP)—Military! •epnratlons were speededTin Italy '• ctlny with an order providing; lint beginning Sept. 3 no private tilomoblles will bo allowed to cir- iilnte In Italy. Only cars Indispensable for mlll- ary and civil needs will be given icrmlEslon to travel. It was also announced that be- Innlng at midnight tomorrow afcs will not be allowed to serve more limn one plate of flsh or icat at a meal. . • ;' About 200 United Slates tourists vill sail for Home on Tliursday. board the President Monroe nor- mlly n frclghler but authorized y the shipping board for con- crslon Into a liner. The Italian press was pcsslmis- c over the prospects for peace nd declared that the European Illation Is growing more critical. Harvest Confiscaled BERLIN, Aug. 29. < UP) —The government today decreed confiscation of the entire German harvest as well as dairy products and meat, excepting only those stores already in possession of the army nnd labor service. Delivery of contracts is invalt- (Ia(ed by the order. Regular railroad passenger service was almost suspended and all international trains to Prance, Holland and Denmark were cancelled. Almost the only railroad link between Germany and the world was the service between Brussels and Cologne. Drastic rationing imposed yesterday now included almost every naily necessity and it -was this ' probably more than anything else that shocked Germans into (lie seriousness of the situation. WASAW, Aug. 29. (UPJ-Foiand tonight mobilized several additional i classes of reservists as a result of the reported German occupation of Slovakia. German Ships Get Orders LONDON, Aug. 29. (UP) — Tlie Exchange Telegraph reported from Istanbul, Turkey today that all German ships In the vlclnlty,have been ordered to Black Sea ports. Burnhoits Liquor Dealers Prefer Ices NEW ORLEANS (UP) -Here is an illustration of the theory that If- man Is a many-sided creature: „ , ~ Three dealers in alcoholic bever- ra " Ffrom:m »ses, notwithstanding the fact Y' S ' (UP '- H - ^ that Ihey are ctten caught red- th xm i ix ,\' eurlm member of j handed, regularly consume Ice the Milwaukee fire department. | cream sodas at their conferences.

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