The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 6, 1936 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, July 6, 1936
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f *fr '/ BLYTHBVILLE THK DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of NOR! VOI,, XXXI![—NO. 04 Blythevllli Courier Ulylti»vlll« Herald Hlythevllle Dtllj Ne»> MUtlnlppl VaJl«; COURIER NEWS KA8T ARKANSAS AND 8OrjTH*ABY MISSOURI m,YTIIKVlLI,bV ARKANSAS. MONDAY, JULY 0, 1930 S1NGIJ! COPIED FIVE DEAD IN HOLIDAY ACCIDENTS Four Are Killed in Stale; Sandy Ridge Man Critically " Piglailccl DaughKM-s of the Nilt •Kirt n dozen persons s ,,f. 5 "' '"^""illc aid !' g thc Fourlh of Jl "v ^'\°"» «»«.. Knl f Snndy Uid^e n» At least I Slv. I 1 ' vviL Wesl r' west. 2j. »™«d lo es « m a serious condition at a MC..IFIU.S hospital will, a fractured Practically a l| of fhe inj ., his errilory resulted from »-"*nulJ i rnnle accidents. There were som v-ho celebrated the .holiday with an outburst of fireworks bi't if any mishaps occurred they were not serious enough lo be reported 1'CUr Deaths in Stale state 1 "' ' ICil "' S umirml '" "ie rpt-rif *?' '^ ie u ' cc k-end as a i LSI it ol accidents. Only -onr> was In u, e northeastern section <-' the state. Madge Gunn, 8 of Cnrdwell, Mo., was fataliv injured when struck by a car on West and a companion. Curtis Vpss 25, were injured, lhe latter 'l,in •' Whcn lllcir C1U ' crashed o he rear of a parked truck. ""HI to have been imlighted, near uiAora late Friday nighl. West was rushed to a 'Memphis hospital where he was reported In .a verv serious condition Dillard TCS.JIIC, Fort Smith, Ark ircn, 0 - P " f °"" er ' M ' a '"l John Him.ii),, ^....,„=..., ln V ' °*-Bly- SELLEII OF GUE VOTES •ormer Sailor Sentenced Confesses Defeat in 1'lhi- for Conspiracy With opinii Affair by Liflina Japanese Officer If your ether in several negroes . .. "-.*,.!** 'H-QlUta riding atort two miles south of Blytheville on Highway til Friday night. ;Tongue, who sullereil ' Clcoi>atra ' ribbons and pigtails, the sisters of Egypt's *—° ' ">*' Bial.t;i;> ui L/TIJIS I1PU P Ih year-ol. King Farouk looked Jor al, the world like' , r Uy me, " can sc,oo,gi,-,s as Ihey left 'Cairo lo spend the sum ,u, in A '. aiulria.' Note Ihe imnci-ini ,.,-„ 1,;..,. „.,_ / ' •* crest which ado their //car/ and plowed into cars ahead oi Ihem hi lhe constant stream ft Irallic through the new park. Driver Is Filled SIOO G. E. Thompson was fir.ed SIOO for driving while inloxicnlcd in municipal court this morning as n resell of an accident Saturday night when his car struck a parked car on Ash street. Thompson claimed (hat a negro was driving the car at the time His accident occurred, but other witnesses said liiere was no neji-o nrouiul. He was fined SIOO. Last night about 9:30 o'clock, an Ice truck and n car, driven by nn Osreoln negro, collided on South Division street but theie were no persons seriously hurt. Cnrl Fisher of Holcomb, Mo, was thc driver of the car thai. His Withdrawal Would Be Absurd Says Republican Veteran - BOISE. Ida, July C (UP)—Senator William E. Borah will not uolt the Republican parly, he said today. "Boiliii" the Republican party," he told the United"Press, "is not Part of my plan." "Fundamentally I have been 'a member of the. party so long that such a move would be absurd. 1 would have nothing to gain by such a move." The shaggy haired veteran of 30 years in the United Stales Jenale refused, however, lo disclose his 193G election campaign plans. He intimated he had not yet definitely decided to seek reelection although political observers here believe he would not fail lo do so. BUFFALO, Texas (UP)—Buffalo ccmpletcd ils first Jail jusl in time. It was completed one after- neon. Thai night, six persons were, put behind the bars. Joins Son Who" Saw Mama 'Slain .-_.k'alp..wmind. "was »ivi>n- iirei i. , .<• ' ~ • • •aid treatment at the VvLvilie lh(:ir brotlm ' ""ai'ii the nge of 18, and begins his reigii n"- hospltfll. Three negroes sustaintd I ' ' Is governing their country minor bruises nnri culs in .lhc accident. John Fate Thomas and a companion. Earn D. Whittle, W er' said to have sustained ' minor bruises and cuts in another accident on Highway 01 the sain- night. Slrnck By Hil-R, m Driver Holly McCall, 46, was knocked "own by a hit-run driver on South 2!st street (Highway IS) ^aturday night and rendered tern- porarlly unconscious. He was treated at the BIythevilic lui<=- pitnl and later discharged. Yesterday Earl Donsmore. Jour- year-old son of Mr. and Mrs A. M. pensniore. of near Manila suffered burns when he overturned n bottle of carbolic aci'd while his mother was attempting to treat nn infection on his hip. Tie was brought lo the hospital here for and'later tiis charged. A youth was reported to have sustained a moken arm nnd a man a broken Ic-p in other accidents In this vicinity over tlie week-end but, iheir names could not be learned or tlie circumstances of their injuries. Several minor traffic accidents occurred here, causing nolliirq more than slight damages to automobiles. Two of these were said to have occurred at the new city park when drivers failed to keep their attention on their driving LOS ANGELES, July li lUP)-_ Harry Thomas Thompson, 30- yenr-cld former yeoman 111 the U. S. navy, today was sentenced ti< serve lf> years In fwlcrnl prison fur consplrlii'r to betray his country's, naval seerels to ii Japanese naval otlicer. United States District Judge Leon Yankwich imposed a lighter sentence tlmn the 20 years allowed by law upon -being Informed thai Thompson had made a last mini te slalement Incriminating other parties, reputedly Including '""veinl high ranking members ol thc local Japanese colony. /i leueral cuirl jury decided in less lhan live minutes last Friday tint Thompson was guilty of stealing certain documents from battleships and destroyers a'n.d selling them Ij Toshlo Miynznki, lieutenant commander In Hie Imperial Japanese navy. Mlynnakl, indicted with him, fled lo Japan w-hen the yoi'ng American wa.5 arresleil, according lo government agents. The government charged dial lhc Japanese agents 'paid Thomas between "$200 and $3UO <,i rncntli salary" and made additional promises of 'bonuses In exchange for oilier Information about lhe United Stales tleet, Penalties Closiiif/ Stock Prices A. T. and T. ICG 1-2 Anaconda Copper 34 1-4 Beth. Steel ......48 1-2 Chrysler 112 7-8 Cities Service 45-8 Coca Gen. Gen. Gen. Cola 100 Am. Tank 48 1-2 Electric Motors Int. Han-ester McKcf.son-Robbins ... Montgomery Wire! ... N. Y. central . 38 1-1 . G8 3-8 . 81 . 8 7-8 . 42 3-8 } Divorced husband of Mrs Florence Thompson Castle, recently found beaten lo death in a Chicago hotel room, James i). Thompson. Boston. Mass.. electrician, is shown hugging James, Jr., 7, who witnessed the slaying of his mother. Mr. Jliompson Hew to Chicago lo help untangle his son's confused slory. Jail Inmate Slashes Hee! With Razor Blade His suicide "attempt" a failure, P. M. Ford, farmer, was . very much alive loduy—and;" still in the county jair here.' r. - " - : • Ford told officers he would commit suicide if they placed him til' jail when he was arrested on several charges of giving bad checks'. His threat failed lo keep him .out of jail. A few hours after he had been lodged In a second floor bullpen yesterday morning, Bother inmates yelled for Eddie B. David, jailer. When David reached the bullpen he found that Ford had slashed cue heel with a razor blade. Ford was In a regretful mood j within a few moments and nsked i for a doctor. The gush was'closed I and the foot bandaged. Ford may be permanently lame ns n result. Revival Meeting Opens in Sixth Street Tent The First Assembly of God church began a revival campaign In a tent on Sixth St.. behind the library, Sunday evening. The , Rev. Mrs. N. It. Rhodes opened j the meeting as the pastor, the Rev. Mr. Rhodes is having a revival at Memphis. Tlie Rev. and Mrs. Wilier, of Canton, O., will arrive July 14 to take up the work. Both arc musicians and preachers and were formerly on the singe. The night services will be featured witii special music. Posse of 75 Bags Fugitive With One leg CHARLESTON, III. (UP) — It took a posse of 75 here to catch a one-legged man, sought as the who had begged a handout O EN EVA, July li (UP) _ The League of Nations Committee of •K—Hie assembly's .sanctions tjpn- mil stair—voted todny to lift economic i-enallles against Italy. II ended an niisiiceessfin economic Ucnlto Musso- - - nnd completed the league's abandonment of Ethiopia. liege of Premier Hill's government Italy now lier exports textiles Is able lo resume of wine, olive oil, other products lo League members, thus checking Ihe heavy drain on Home's gold reserves. She may also obtain loans and credits from Lcaji'e members to assist In the exploitation of Ethiopia and lo help cover heavy War expenditures. • The unsuccessful experiment with sanctions appeared lo make It certain that never again will tliii League apply economic sanctions unless the nations near the zone of conflict to l'lily military as well as economic "eiinllies. In such an event Ihe U'ague might be asked to vol.; ccqncmlc measures lo supplement whatever military efforts might be made against an aggressor. The resolution voted by the Cr.mmltlee of 52 today provided Hint .sanctions would be teimin- aled olflclnlly on July 15. M. Stevenson, of Great Britain, formally- proposed the lifting of sane- lions. Tfl PEOPLE'S USE WPA Chief Mnkcs Formal Presentation in Ceremony Saturday I'lylhevlllc'a prcul new No Sales as Wheat Rises Market Limit CHICAGO, July 0 IUP)—Trade In wlipiil futures was hulled abruptly oil North American Biulri exchanges todny when holders refused nil bids nflcr prices rock- iTcreatlrn ami Urn — 73-aiT-- center. Walker Park n<IJolnlp.j Mississippi Counly I-'alt-Ki-oi'.'ids, was formally dedicated "lo tin- use of „]) 0[ the people of Mississippi couiily mid of Mils entire section" In « brief ceremony Saturday morn- Ing. The dedication was part of n three-day celebration program lhat brought thousands of visitors to 'the park and fairgrounds tvl- ilay. Saturday uiul Sunday Streets leading lo the park were tn.xcd lo capacity und parking cc wns iit a premliim milcu tlio lime. The big new swimming pool enjoyed a heavy pa- ironaqe. • Sharp Makes rrcscnlallou Jesse Tnylor, one of the commissioners who supervised expenditure .of city fi'mls on tlie project, presided at the dedication ceremony, held In the grandstand Floyd Sharp, state WI'A ndmlij- Ibtmlor, tniide tlie • formal pres- eulnllon of the park mid fairgrounds to the people of niylli'e- ville. Hi- pmlsed the work of B. N. Wilson, (llslrlcl WI'A ad- mlnlslrntor, and tliul of local men who 'co-operated, and reminded his hearers llinl II w.n the late W. R. rjye.w. his predecessor as Arkansas WPA ndinln- Istralor. who first approved the undei-lakln/j. Tlie park and fairgrounds. In- snld, arc a living tribute lo tlie ..foresight of Hie people of this community. -Mayor. Cecil Shane. In a brief , 000,000 bushels already luive been list to the. drouth, slurlcd 'n buy- inir stampede hi the wheul pli.s :nul prices soon reached (ho maximum mihi of live cents n bushel. Holders of futures conlrnuLs were so certain lhat prlees would zoom sllll hither lhat trade was £ites at Caruthersville for Thomas G. Safople „. ..,.„„_ Ul „,„ ' I park nnd fairgrounds "are for nil CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. — Fii-'l the people of Mississippi county , . neral services were held here Prl- day for Thomns George Sample, 74, fnriner nnd land owner, who died aL a Memphis hospital Tuesday. He had licen in 111 health for three years. Services were held at the 'home of a son, Bellfleld Sample, with the Kev. D. K. Paster, First Baptist church pastor, In charge, assisted by Rev. Ilomnr and Hey. Wilson, of Dry Bayou community, where Mr. Sample Jived. He was born In Brazil, Tenn In 18GI. He lived in tills city for several years before moving to the north end of the county. Besides considerable farm property, he also owned some business property In Cnrulhersvllle. In addition to his widow, Mrs. Leora Kurd Sample, he Is survived by one daughter and /our sons. Mrs. Mary Howell, of Haytl, Belineld Sample, of this city, nnd Irvln, Leo and Tim Sample, who live In the nortlicnd of Hie county. Mother of Joined Twins Forbids Operation MICHIGAN CITY, Hid., ' July G (UP)—Siamese twin girls, Joined at the skull by an apple-shap- formation, were born Mr. niul Mrs. Wesley loday Glick. Packard killed the little Gunn girl, near | Phillips Pet. Piiugould. He drove his car "--"into lhe bridge railing in an attempt lo avoid striking thc girl and was released by officials. Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS, 111., July li IDI>)-Hogs 8.000 Top 11,15 110-230 Ibs. 11.00-11.10 140-160 Ibs. 10.00-11.00 Bulk sows 8.85-9.25 Cattle 4000 Steers 7.00-8,50 Slaughter steers 5.50-9.00 Mixed yearlings ami heifers C.OO-7.SO fflauijhler heifrrs 4.50-1.50 Uecf cows 4.25-5.00 Cutlers and low cullers 2.75-3.75 10 3-8 41 1-2 11 5-8 2 30 58 1-4 S. Smelting ." 79 !K; s Etwl 583-8 ; Warner Bros 91-8 351-2 l°" c dic<l withi » 15 minutes and 'in i a " !c other was expected to die Had to St. L.-S. P. ..."'.' Simmons Beds .. Standard of N. J .Texas Co. . U. Chicago Wheat open 104 high low 1057-8 104 close ~ expected to die within 2-1 hours. The 23-year-old .mother refused to permit an operation which surgeons stood ready lo perform in a desperate effort to save at least one life. She feared the child, even If it survived, would be subnormal. Ship From Gloucester Will Sail 'Round Horn GLOUCESTER, Mass. (UP) — C. J. Little Organizing Two-County V.F.W. Post C. J. Litlle of this city has been named acting commnnder to direct thc organization of a post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars which will seek to enroll eligible residents of Pemiscot county, Missouri, and Mississippi county, Arkansas. Headquarters will be at Stecle. Permanent officers will be elect- cash. i. - , Shortly 'afterward the posse found Henry Hoge. a one-legged transient, In n hobo ramp. Al- Ihough he denied the crime he was taken to Coles County Jail and charged with stealing. Hcgc said that he was born in Germany, had no home now and .hat he last his leg in a railroad accident. No trace was found of one . as oun o the cash or ring although Hie discarded purse was discovered under ™ . lrce " c!>r t!lc , . — -- . - .... 1057-s'Fo'' the first time in 30 years, a 1-4 1061-2 1051-4 1061-2 ""ing vessel lins Ml this fam- | ous fishing port to go around Cape il?P rn ' Its tnc schooner Wonder York Cotton NEW YORK, July C (UP) Cotlon closed steady. July Oct Dec Jan March May 13. open high low close 1248 125-1 1248 1252 1170 1183 1178 1183 1180 1187 1180 1187 1180 1187 1180 1187 1185 1194 1185 1192 1189 119C 1188 11S4 Spots closed steady at 1262, up Will Hold Revival at Second Baptist Church An evangelistic meeting will begin tomorrow night at the Second Baptist church with the Rev. p. W. Vanier, of Cordova, Tenn., doing the preaching. Details of lhe meeting have not been completed but it Is known that services will be |icld each night and day services may be started within a short time. The meeting te expected lo continue for two weeks. An Invitation has been extended the public. elcd up full live-cent limit permitted in a • simile trading i;es 'Ion. ( A wcnlhcr bureau rciwrt Una no inln Is In sight for Ihe northwest "breadbasket," where 100 - Fireworks Small Factor in July 4 Fatalities; Highways Crowded By Ihitlr,! Press The imllon today counted Its loll of llvci In mishaps during the Independence Day ceteu'ra- tloii lit niori) Ulan. .400. A United Press survey by slates showed 408 dead The number ol .fatalities resulting from nre-' works was abnormally small, only seven, and In \lew of the iccord- situated on nil lhe major ex- bl ' cnkll -'J movement of lhe popu- ehanges. Corn futures also bound- lltlon lo rraol ts. Parks, lakes and I'd nil lhe limit of four eeuls ]rer- I ;™« I . I(;B ' h e toll from olher accl- mltled for thai, gruln nnd oats up lhe maximum of three Three Candidates Scheduled for Speeches in County This Week Two candidates for governor and one aspirant for the Democratic nomination for United Stales senator are scheduled to make campaign addresses In-Mississippi county this week. Slate Senator Arthur J. Johnson, of Star Olty, whom lumor hits named as the piobablo gubei- mitorlal choice of Qov J ,M: Fulrell MVIII &puid ,1)105^ of two days In thh county FollonlnVad drc.sscs. at Lake City nnd Monetic Wednesday morning he will spenk and of'this entire section." 'lie ")•. Lc achvllle nt 2 p. m. thai day, snld Hint It wns lilting that the Mnnlln nt 4 p. m.. ami on the park always be known ns Walker cc " rti '°" s < ! laivii at Blylhevllic nt dents was considerably binallei tlmn picdicled by hiburunee company statisticians. , Millions crowded highways fo seek relief flom the heat at re- sorls and at least 207 of Ihem I were killed In ttulomobllo mishaps 11 Of Ihe hi'tidmh of thousands who went lo livers, lakes and benches, 111 were drov-ned Five died in airplane accidents ana nlhcr accidents claimed n toll of at. least 18 lives. Tell l,«is Than Was Feared \ The Uenth list v,us regarded as surprisingly small by safety authorities who liiul anticipated a greater loss of life than at any lime since the slnrt of the ile- picsslon Jloie | eoplc were on the mov", moie money was spent Park, |n honor of John' B. Wnlk- er, who for years preserved the splendid grove of unlive Irecs In 'which It stands nnd fhuilly sold 11 for use as n park at ,n very substantial financial, sacrifice. 'He also mentioned O. II. Wilson, Mcll Brooks, C. O. Smith, the Inte W. 11. Dyess. Floyd Sharp, B. N. Wilson, Jesse Taylor, U. S. Branson nnd various members of the local WPA personnel as men to whom the community Is Indebted for thc carrying through of the project. Mr. Tny- lor added B. A. Lynch, J. II. Grain and W. F. Wilson lo thc list of those contributing to thc success of the undertaking. Driver Sgwaks. A tnlk by Congressman W. J. Driver completed (he dedication program. He I'rged his hearers to remember that while the park Is n fulfillment of the vision of fnr-seelng citizens of fhe community, It. Is also the result of the federal government's determination lhat none shall sulfer. He asked recognlllon of thc contribution to the project of the WPA workers who actually built It. Thc program at the grandstand was followed by lhe presentation lo the park of a flag by Dud Ciison |>osl. American Legion. E. A. Rice and John W. Meyer, bearing lhc national colors nnd the |xxst flag, marched to the IlagStalf where Post Commander J. R. Stovall tmfurled 8 o'clock Wednesday night. His schedule for Thursday calls for talks nl Luxorn nt 0 n. m. nt Dyess Colony nl 11 a. m.. and nt Osceoln n(. 8 p. m. Friday mom- Ing .he w)ll go to Lcpnnto for n talk nt 10:30 n. in. State Senator John C. Ashley of Melbourne, will make three Inlks In this county Thursdny nnd I-'ridny. He will be nt Leachvllle nt 4 pclock Thursday afternoon nnd at Manila nt 8 o'clock that night He will sneak nt Dell at 10 o'clock Friday morning nnd then follow Senator Johnson Into Lepnnto for • tnlk there nt 2 p, m. The senatorial candidate who Is scheduled to visit the county this week Is Cleveland Holland of Fort Smith, who has announced that he will speak in Blylhevllle nl 8 o'clock Friday night nnd nt Osceola at 10:30 Saturday morning. Company M. Leaves , for Summer Training Company M of lhc 153rd In- fnntry. Arkansas national guard with Capt. Wendell Phillips ami Lieutenants Ardcn B. Crowdcr nnd Guy McHenry In command, departed Sunday for Camp Pifce nl North Little Rock, where the company will train for two weeks Major Ivy w. Crawford of this city, attached lo Ihe staff of the commnndlng officer of the 153rd and raised the new Hag. Max B. ^ llfant 'T, left Sunday Reid made n brief speech ofl." 111 1>lkc - presentalion. i for Major Lloyd C. Stark to Speak at Caruthersville CARUTHEHSVILLE. Mo.—Major ,, , , Lloyd C. Slnrk, candidate for tlie ""• ''»'e"«vc efforts of Albert A. Democratic nomination for gov- , ' lls> * ci ' vln s ft 23-year prison emor. will speak at thc Cnriith- „,"". ns ' fl . n * cr nia »" in the Leon Kidnaper in Prison Works on Invention STILDWATER, Minn. <UP) — Prison walls have\fnlled lo retard the Inventive efforts of Albert A. emor, will speak at the Cnruth- ersville court house next Satur- morning, July next Sattir- 11, nt to Jul Corn open high low close 76 1-8 7C 1-3 75 3-4 76 1-8 75 75 1-8 14 7-8 75 1-8 Spot Average 1Z.50 The average price of 7-8 Inch - ---------- --- - .- •^i.ifjL. JJI L(,U Ul 1-0 1 DC 11 I w?, i*i « owner-skipper. Cap'n middlbig cotton on the ten spoil , , r ° n "* lns ' ',° " Cr h0mc "° rt rancisco. o( mnrkcts 12-50 cents ^^ "°" nd ' according lo Ihe Uly. ; , , J thevlllc Board of Trade. Extra Copies of Special Edition Still Available The Courier News Is still able lo nil orders for extra copies of last week's 64-page Mississippi County Historical and Progress edition. The price Is 10 cents per copy with an extra charge of 8 cents per copy for mailing. Buy McCarty Gin CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo.— John B. McClanaliau Jr. Robert Badcr, have and John announced Glcckmnn kidnaping In St. Paul. Uefore being sentenced, Robbins was working on plans for a portable "canned cold" camp refriger- ntor. Robbins now believes he has perfected a practical plan for n "portable," thermo-cold camp refrigerator for hunters, fishermen motorists, plcknlckers nnd vaca- tionists. Plans for his Invention were , the purchase of the McCarthy „. gin, about three miles south of , , s , for llls Invention were Caruthersville. The gin formerly I r™ orc lhe slnU: P nr *>n was owned by George Cook and a I ,, ard '" connection with his ap- Mr. Brooke. plication for commutation of sen- Dogs Keep Common Names CHEYENNE, Wy3. (UP) -A recent "dog census" conducted In t'nls clly revealed thai pal and Mickey i are the names most frequently be- slowed on canine pets. Names i ranged from the arlslomlic titles of King and Queen to the ultramodern streamlined variety such ns j Zephyr. ' tence. Department Called Out Firemen were called to the Ton alxnit motor neon when on an air . pump short drcrllcd, flllin? the building wit! by celebiiiUirs and .the general '.enor of the nol'dny wns of a more hlhi'iu'.is lintnrc than' : at any lime, since 11)31; omclniu o' the National-Safely Councl) nHflbtlled 1 ' the/> relatively ••mall miljmopilo casually Ihl to •ifcly ctinipaln.'W conducted 'In uewspaiirs Likewise nine eairjyilBrrH sirlhllon'i uii tote 'anil T nsb vi>ri"«-._ .vorks In mnnv elites'reduced the* loll from fireworks. In Ne.>> York mere was but one Approximate!/ -.- at hospitals, foi firecracker wounds year the' lift' was 2,500. Sulclde.y mun!r»:i, .holiday lliuio'r. nrnraemc:il park accidents nnri even bail p"uw contributed ! l<> lhe death list. Two died of sunstroke In Missouri. Firecracker Starts Fire A lighted firecracker thrown by n lltlli! girl Into some oily rags In n gnrn^c caused n million dol-.. fireworks Tatallli WK> were Ufalecl Iowa, high The wind lar fire In Rcinsen, fire raged before n _..„ _ all night nnri national guardsmen were called to patrol the streel 1 ! of the little town of 1,000 'residents lo prc\ent looting Another lire In .the little, hamlet'of Oyens, four. miles from Remseri, caused $15,000 damage.- " Its origin was not. known. Scores of persons attending n convention^ of Jehovah's Witnesses, religious organization. In Manchester, N. H., were reported stricken with ptomaine poison-. Ing. •Among the drowning victims; was a South Carolina youth,* struck by lightning while he was i swlnunlng Picks Big Cotton Boll on T F. Martin Place, C. J. Evrard, no farmer but one who for years 1ms )tept in touch with crop progress in tills vicinity, brought to the Courier News this nornlng a cotton boll four inches n circumference, which he picked yesterday on the T. P. Martin place near Dell. Ordinarily bolls of this size are seldom'found "before August 1. While the crop prospect over ,he county generally is excellent, Mr. Evrard believes that Mr. MoN tin has assurance of an exceptionally good 'yield. , . ••-. Hearing Postponed jn Death of Negro CARUTHERSVILLB, Mo. —Pre- limlnary hearing for Carl Brig- ranee and Vir'gel Prader, Ingram Ridge youths, charged with the slaying of Tom Petty, negro, near Haytl, has been post]»ned until lest Wednesday. It will be held before D. A. Hedge, justice of the peace at Haytl. ..• s WEATHER ARKANSAS — Generally fair,' continued worm tonight arid Tuesday. Memphis and Vicinity—Fair ight nnd Tties n temperature. Tlie maximum temperature, smoke but causing little damage, yesterday v,as 91,- minimum 71 It was tlie only fire alarm of clear, according to Samuel ' F' the week-end. I Morris, official gather observer

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