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Serye$ by the United Press BLYTHEVIIiLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAi T ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST XfToo^.m, ^~^ VOL. XXVII—NO. 173 Blytheville Courier, Blythevllle Daily News, BlylhevlMe Herald,' Mississippi Valley Leader. BI.YTHEV11.LE, ARKANSAS ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI HOME EDITION MONDAY, OCTOIJKH c, 10:10 FOXX'HOMER IN NINTH WINS F SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS LIBII ITS DEMAND FDR RETHJF BEER Convention Hears Address By President Hoover an Employment Situation. BOSTON, Oct. 0 (UP)—The powerful executive council o! Hie American Federation of Labor again today demanded beer of 2.Y5 pe r cent alcoholic content The report, handed in 'at the opening session of the federation's annual convention, reaffirmed a it and taken seven years ago by labor. Brazilian Revolution Assumes Serious Aspect RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil. Oct. . (UP)—President. Washington uls decreed a stale, of elcge ihru- ut Die republic of Brazil today to ombat the revolutionary movement rlginated In Rio Grando do Sul nd other slates. MONTEVIDEO, Uri^uay, Oct. 6. UP)—The Brazilian revolution' t northward today in a great Ircle around Rio De Janeiro, ad- ices here said. Leaders of .the revolt, which tarted Saturday In Use southern- nost tip of the vast, republic, claim- d to be In possession of five 1m- »rlant states which hem in the capital and Sao Paulo, largest citier f the nation. . Heavy fighting seeined imminent s Ihe rebel and government armies dvaneed to meet one another. BY PAUL R. MALI.ON United Press Staff Correspondent. BOSTON, MASS., Oct. 6 (UP)— Tlie greatest economic problem of this nation today is to provide stability in employment, President Hoover told the American Fcdera- lion of Lao^r In a speech before its'fiftieth annual convention here today. The. president now is co-operating with ri'.sident Green of tlie federation and representatives of employers' associations In an ef- foit to find a solution of tlie most difficult pluse of the question— unemployment caused by introduction cf machines., Success of these devices has l-p'-n proved so far as the employer, worker, and (he consumer is con- u-rneci. IK said,, contending that the answer to the unemployment question floes not lie in any direction whicn would interfer with that cyotem. Modern mass production metliods of this machine era are, in the presidtnts' expressipn, "Leading America further toward security tetter living and more hours of leisure than those countries which are seeking to continue the old conceptions of the wage and to patch, up. the old systems ' with doUs of various kinds which limit the independence of men." Missouri Ginning Runs Far AheacUf Last Year WASHINGTON. (UP)-Preliminary report of cotton ginned prior to September 16 in Missouri by counties for the crops of 1930 and 1929, announced by the Department of Commerce through the Bureau of the Census is as follows: (Quantities in running bales. Linters not included). 1930 The state 12,968 Counties: Dunklin 3,955 Misslsslpp 359 New Madrid 2.229 Pemiscot 5,268 Scott 708 Stcddard 311 All other 113 1929 1,190 254 76 827 33 Memphis Men Slightly Hurt in Highway Accident Jimmy Gay, 30, of Memphis and his unidentified companion were cut and bruised when their automobile went off the highway near here .;arly Sunday morning. They were enrouce to St. Louis. Attaches of the Blythevllle hospital, where they received treatment, were (old that another car forced them off the highway and that their machine was destroyed by flre after the colllssion. They returned to Memphis by (rain. Will Seek Funds for Purchase of Braces The Mississippi County chapter of the crippled children's society will launch a drive this month for memberships in a brace fund, ac cording to announcement made to day by Mrs. James B. Clark, county director. Mrs. Otto Kochtitzkj L ' president and J. A. Leech, vie President, of Ihe county society. . This fund will be used for purchasing braces for crippled children who have undergone operations but who need supports to complete their cures. The operations are perform ca free but braces must be purchased for boys and girls not financially able to buy them Mrs. Nelll Reed, chairman of th< Junior society, and her assistant Mrs. Charles S. Lemons, will co operate m this movement. Temple Services Tonight There will be services at Uie Temple Israel tonight, 8 o'clock for the feast of the Tabernscle Members of the congregation a weed lo atlen.1. OF Jo Danger of Repeal, Great Danger of Nullification Says Upshaw. Asserting that while (here is no danger of the repeal of national prohibition there Is great danger f its nullification, William D. Uphaw. former Georgia congressman, irged two Blytheville audiences esterday to cast their votes for andldates who will uphold the 8th amendment, .with their votes nd by their persons! conduct. He made bitter references to such lational political figures as Dwight V. Morrow, Franklin D. Roosevelt, "im Reed and Al Smith, declaring hat the wets in pubblic life were if bcu parties and that in attnck- ng thtm he was not talking poll- ics but "liquortics." Mr. Upshap, who came under the auspices of. the Arkansas Anti-Sb- ppn leajjue.'spoke at tlie First B,ap-'' 1st church at 11 a. m. and ai the First Methodist church at 2:30 p.m. "Tnis battle Is not primarily economic or political," he said In his afternoon address, "but is a fight 'o rthe soul of the nation, for the deals of America. It is a battle co prove America is capable of enact- ng a great moral program into ,w and maintaining it." Mr. Upshaw declared Uiat any question as to the right or wrong of prohibition wns settled with the idoption of the 18th amendment, and that it is now the duty of. all ;ood citizens to support the dry aws as a settled part of the fundamental law of the nation. Attacking.public officials who use Iquor the speaker declared that 'any man who takes the oath of office and then helps a bootlegger In the violation of pie law is a iar. A man who will lie to his God about such a matter will lie about anything." . ';\Ve taust scourge the political :emple of every officer who does not honor the law," he declared. The great need now, Mr. Upshaw asserted, and the major purpose of the A ntl-Saloon league, is o educate young people in respecl 'or law. Repeal of the prohibition amendment Is impossible, he declared, but nullification through contempt for the law is a very real danger. SEEK CAUSE OF Where American Legion Meets In Convention Collapse ( of Framework Rather Than Explosion Blamed by Commander. ALLONNE, France, Oct. 6 lUP) — The British dirigible R-101 was wrecked on a hillside near here early Sunday due to breakage of Its structure, Air Commander Pelton Hoi', ft the British air ministry told the United Frets today. Holt said the crash of Hie great ship which resulted in death ol 47 members of the crew and gers and dealt a severe blow to British air development, was not du& to. tlie oil burning Diesel motors. "We have found parts as far as five miles from the scene of the wreck," said the air ministry o!li- clal just before the opening of the official inquiry into the disaster. Exptris Will Report "I cannot make 'any further definite statement regarding the crash it pre:ent," Holt continued," but the scattered wreckage Indicates Gotnelhing happened at least five minutes before tlie crash. These parls will be gathered up and studied and the expirts will report to the air ministry. The dirigible, which was caught in a severe storm shortly before it was wrecked, left Cardlngton, England, Saturday evening for Karachi, "India. It made steady progress un:il it was forced to battle a storm, in :his section, some 40 'miles from Paris, where it fell to the earth and burned. Only, seven men, four of them seriously injured, survive. Eiplosion Followed Crash ' An explosion, which • occurred mmediately after the ' dirigible plowed into the hill side, rocjked' he country for .miles around' and brought peasants running to the scene of the disaster. So great was ±n heat from the blazing ship, however, that they could do noth- ng toward rescuing those aboard. Among the R-101 dead were such notable figures as Lord Thomson, British air minister, noted soldier and statesman; Sir Salton Braneker, director of civil avta- :fon; Squadron Leader Palstra of Australian air force, and W. H L. O'Neil of the British India of- flce. Of the 54 aboard, 12 were passengers, five officers and 37 were numbers of the ship's crew. Pilot Is Survivor One of the survivors Is so seriously injured that his life Is despaired of, while the other six have burns and Injuries which probably will maim them for life. H. J. Leech foreman and engineer of the Royal Airship Works, who was acting as pilot at the time of the disaster was perhaps (he least injured of the survivor:, and from him possibly the most coherent account of the catastrophe has come. Hold Youth for Accident in Which Girl Was Hurt A 16-year-old youth named Strong, of Cooler, Mo., Is in jail al Caruthersvllle charged wllh reck- ,ess driving as the result of an automobile collision near Haytl Sunday afternoon In which Dorothy- Harris 12, was injured. The child, who Is the daughter of Mrs. Sallle Harris of near Haytl. «nd the late Fay Harris, who was tilled two weeks ago yesterday, was brought to the Blytheville hospital for examination but was taken home last night. She has a fractured rib. cuts on the back of the head and on her knee, and is badly bruised. Her sisters. Eva and Marie, who were with her, were also cut bruised. and Strong, who was accompanied by his mother, collided wllh the Harris' approaching car when he attempted to pass another machine The girls' car, caned by J. w. McFarland, was demolished and the youth's machine badly damaged. Brings 49 to Fair; Wins $10 Goldpiece Mrs. Dave Corkran, of Lujtora won the prize of $10 In gold for bringing, the largest number of persons to the county fair In one Two Near Death After Automobile Hits Wagon CONWAY, Aik., Oct. 6 (UP) — Two persons were near doath lo- day. ns n result of an automobile accident, over the week end. Minn-Ice Steed Is suffering from a Crai'iiited skull-and his cousin, Arnold Steed is In a critical condition from a fractured ,'plne. The accident occurred when the car slifd into n wagon on a highway "near ly>rc 1 t Victory Gives Athletics Three lo Two Advantage in Series. Alhlclic.s Cardinals R. H. E. 2 5-0 031 Here are scenes of the annual national convention of the American Legion 'In Boston. Shown above is Horticultural Hall, where Ihi Legionnaires 'assembled in executive session. Below Is a view of Tremcnt Street, with stands erected fo r the crowds that were to wltn&s the veterans' gala parade; In r the background, »t right. Is tile do;n a of I'M Massachusetts State House. Differ on Death List BEAUVAIS, ranee, Oct. 6, (UP)— The Brittlsh air ministry Insists :hat only 54 persons were aboard Ihe dirigible R-101 when it crashed, Air Commander Feltoin Vesey Holt of the air ministry announced today at the Joint French and British inquiry into the which he presided. Holt explained that the French police believe 48 bodies had been recovered Instead of. 47, as checked by the British, which would make 55 aboard as there wer^ seven survivors. ; Pilot Injured \Vhen Ship Falls to Earth Near Augusta, Ark. AUGUSTA, Ark., Oct. B. (UP) — Miss Mary Jans McGregor. 10, was killed and Ed McGill, 18, pilot, injured here late .yesterday when the plane which they were riding nose dived into a cotton field. The plane took oil from McGregor airport and struggled for altlludc but. was never higher than 200 feet. A mile away Ihc piano nosed upward and then suddenly plunged down into the field. McQill was regarded as an excellent pilot. The McGregor airport, which was dedicated yesterday, was named for Miss McGregor's cousin, Billy, 1C, the youngest pilot in the state. Miss McGregor Is survived by her mother, Mrs. Ran McGregor, and a brother, Robert., of Cotton Plant. KEEP HERE One Hundred and Fifty County Educators .Attend Sessions Saturday. More than 150 teachers from all parts, of Mississippi county atlend- cd the general teachers meeting here Saturday. ' After the invocation by the Rev. Marsh M. Callaway,' pastor of the First Presbyterian, church, Miss Leone CnUIcott rendered IT piano selection and Miss Lillian Briscoa sang two songs accompanied by Miss Callicott. before the formal opening of the morning program. Announcements concerning the N. E. A. memberships were made by Crawford Greene, superintendent of the Blytheville schools, and Geo. Doyle, Osceola superintendent, dls- cus=ed the value of the A. E. A. membership. Three addresses featured th e opening session. Charles S. Lemons, vice president of the First Na- „ „. ^^ 0 , lional bank, used "What the Busi- j a Diesel engine that can be run ; Helena were field following the ness_WorJd Expects_ of the Teach-; wit hpowdered lignite, sawdust or • parade which passed down Main '" I street and out to the fair grounds. A German experimenter has built Throngs Crowd Gates, However, as Big Exposition Gets Under Way. LITTLE ROCK. Oct. G. (UP) — An early rain- with lime promise of stopping marred t'ie opening of the 1930 Arkansas state lair here today. However, despite rain, thousands thronged the gates. Last mlnuti preparations were completed lasi night and the exposition was li readiness this morning. Nearly 1,000 Smith-Hughes boys registered today. Judging of the swine anil cattle took place early. Today at Ihc fair is Greater Litlle Rock, school day. press day Bradley county and McGehec day Coronation ceremonies for the ' Mis5 Edw ' n a Pillow Gordon Coohdge, Perching and - Hoover Guests of Honor 1 at Convention Today. • BOSTON, Oct. C. (UP)—Former President Calvin Coohdge amlOn- cral John Pershlng were honor gncsls lodny us the American Ln- Slc-n opened Its 12lh aniuiil condition here. Approximately 150,000 Leglon- &lres, auxiliary members nnr' Uesls rciircsenlliiE every state and crrltory of (he United Stales were n Bfiston for the formal opening f their annual convention. Tile Legion wns described as the 'greatest agency In America for he accomplishment of constructive ind worthwhile programs," by Na- lonal Commander O. L. Boclen- ha'mtr of Kl Dorado, Ark., In his annual report nl Ihc opsnlng sei- sion. "The American Lexlon," he -said 'has continued its growth in mem- .•srshlp, in spirit anil In the so'.ld- ty of ILs purpose. In my oplnlor the American -Legion .has during tMs "y=qf -lived true to its ideal 1 and to the principles on which II was founded." Bodenhamer reported that the Legion today has a "total membership of more than 880,000, -tlr largest In Its history, a gain of 6om»-»ICO,000 over la« ytfuv : .':<-- Pruldent Hrai-er arrived her" by sneclal trnfn from Washington today to deliver t>ie second and third addresses in his five-day eastern lour. Several hundred person, mnnv o' !hcm In the uniform of Cie American Legion, gathered at Back Bnv station to greet the executive as In and Mrs. Hoover stepped from th« train, A shart autumn breeze and a pale sun made the dny Ideal fur the brief nnd unofficial narade headed by the executive omi si«i' and cly officials who extended the welcome. SPORTSMEN'S PARK, ST. LOUIS, Oct. 6. (UP)—After eight innings Ol'-Hcorclcns arid almost hillcHs baseball, Jimmy Poxx hit u hom& run with Cochrime on base lo tfive the Philadelphia Athletics n 2 to 0 victory in. the (iftli same of Hie .World Scries. . With the count standing three (Barnes for the Athletics' to two for the National.Lea- gue chahipions, the scene of activity will be transferred., to Philadelphia, where tho sixth game will be played •Wednesday. The line up.s: Athletics—Bishop, 2U'; Dykes, 3b; Cachmn'c, c; Simmons, If; Foxx, Ib; Miller, rf; Haas, cf; Boby, ss; Earnshaw p. Cardinals—Douthit, sf;- Adams, 3b; , Frlsch, 2b; Bottomley, Ib; Hafey. If; Watkins, rl; Wilson, c; Gelbert, rs; Grimes p. Umpires — Morinrlty, at plate; Rigler, first ba<c; aeisel, second base; Rcnrdon, third baso. First Inning ATHLETICS •— Bishop ' fanned, OF Home Coming Day Observed at First Church. • Christian , in? Profession'^ for his theme while I rice husks. atr MUs Willie A. Lawson* county su Hoover Wires Klnr WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 (UP) President Hoover today led the nation In expressing its condolences to Great Britain t^cause of the disaster to the Dirigible R-101, when he sent n personal note of sympathy to King George V. Etfht Die in Pl»ne Crash BEP.LIN, Oct. 6. (UP)—Eight persons aboard an air liner, six passengers and the crew of 'two were killed when the airplane crashed while attempting to land at Dresden today. None aboard escaped. The plane was en route from Berlin to Vienna when It developed motor trouble near Dresden airport, just before It was scheduled to make an inlermedlate landing. Robber Shot and Killed by Chicago Policeman CHICAGO, Oct. 6. (UP)—A man believed to b« Charles Johnson, 24 perintendent, followed with "What the Profession Expects of !is Members." The Mississippi county art program was outlined by Miss Winnie Virgil Turner, county supervisor. In the group meetings of the afternoon session there was an elementary group, high school grouo and superintendents and principals Mayor Urges Cooperation to Reduce Fire Losses In a proclamation Issued today, Mayor Nelll Reed urged Blytheville ^T toe tort fflMSKn U ^tere^ in ™fcS±^ Your of Educallon?" and Miss Turner gave a reoort of Ihe state supervisor's visit to this county. The high school teachers group and the superintendents and principals heard Donald MacQuceYi, of Jonestoro. spfak on "Professional Ethics." Only Two Injured in Illinois Train Crash con^nce:Thu,day ^49 EL**"U |^««L*> residents of Luxora, and vicinity In a truck which brought them to the fair grounds and returned them to Uiclr homes. Men, women children were In the crowd. and Welmer, a few utes after Jolmson held up Sally's waffle shop and stole about $90 Johnnscm was getting Into his automobile, parked near the shop, when Weimer i>assed. AURORA. III., Oct. 6. fUP) — Railroad officials said tcday It was miraculous that but two men were Injured when the Empire Builder, crack Chicago and Minneapolis train, crashed Into Ihe rcnr of a cattle train near here. Oct. 5 to 11.-In his proclamation Mayor Reed called special'atten- tion lo co-operation of various civic organizations and citizens with I a view to the eradication of "incendiary' fires in Blythevllle." Mayor Reed's proclaniation follows: * "To All to Whom These Presents Shall Come—Greeting: "Whereas, the organizations that arc striving to halt., and if possible, slop the Inroads of fire on the economic resources of Ihe state and nation, are able to report progress; and, "Whereas, year after year the appalling tctal of loses from fire has Increased until In 1928 it reached the staggering sum of $560,548,624.00. The losses in 1929 were considerably reduced, nevertheless the losses In that year represented a tremendous drain on our nation- the caboose of the cattle train ani thousands- of lives lest slid even two wooden coaches, only two drov- greater number of persons Injured ers, T. B. Alvord and Peter Burg- • b X fire e vras, were Injured. Other passsn-1 ^ *"£, ge^tncludln, the Vand.rblH b %ft ge ^homes™'££.« football, team, were unhurt. i houres lo better resist flfc; : and. year, we are Itnprc^ e Importance of develop hab11 ot 'Whereas, our own city shares this loss wiCn her sister cities yet by proper care and caution the jreater part of nil fire waste may be avoided: "Therefore I, Nell! Reed, mayor of the city of Blytheville. do hereby designale and proclaim (he period from Oct. 5 to 11. 1D30, as t'ire Prevention Week and I wish to urge that the citizens without exception lake an earnest and active inter- H/>me Coming day was fitting!) observed at the First Christian church Sunday when the minister. the Rev. E. K. Latimcr, began his third year's work here. An every member campaign was in progress for the past week In a special effort to enlist every member to attend the special services. In continuing his work with this congregation, the Rev. Mr. Latimer Is the senior minister of Blythe- vllle, having been here longer than any other Protestant pastor. This church Is In excellent condition, according to its mcmtors An aggressive program of religious education is being used In the church school, Christian Endeavor and missionary organizations. A new feature recently Inaugurated Is the junior church, held simultaneously with the regular church worship at 11 o'clock on Sunday. The children from eight to twelv'e years of age meet in the Sunday school building where they conduct tJ-.eir own services. est In this occasion, and all other I As another feature of rec-nt ic- c vie organizations, i tope that ttiy tivttles several members are plan- all will assist in furthering ""='•«'—• .--..... -- r Important observance to th? bost of their ability. "The large Increase In tlie fire loss during the first half of 1930 over the corres-xmrtir.g period for 1929 leaves no doubt as to the wisdom of a fire prevention campaign more complete and cn?r2'!:c than any other we have v id. I tr.i»t iliat a'l agencies capable of tr.oldtn? public opinion — Including the churches and newspapers. •*:!! co- on^rnte in this splendid and wjrlh- whlle" undertaking. Moreover. lur»o that those, charged wit 1 ! responsibility of enforcing the aryin laws of the state co-operate to il:e fullest extent with the State Fire Marshall in his effort to er.->din!e incendiary fires in Blvlhsvlllr. "Respectfully. "NEIU, HEED." nlng _ lion of the Christian churchesme;t- ingln Washington. D. C., October 14-23. Fear |or Life of Bell, Lingle Murder Witness CHICAOO, Oct. 6. (UP) | «• Bell, three time violator of the unwritten laws under which gangsters live and not infrequently die, today was under heavy bond at the county Jail. Authorities feared that the gunmen whose enmity Bell had dsrM provoke, would mete out to him the usual.fate of "talking" gangsters- death—and remove the state's greatest hop- of a solution of the Alfred J, Llnjlc murder mystery. WEATHER Dykes grounded cut, Oelbert./.tp, Bolomley. Cochrone singled 'to center. Simmons hit a high fly to Gelbert. No. runs, one hit, no er- • CARDINALS — Douthit bunted and was thrown out Bt first. Adams singled to .center. Prisch' filed out to Boley. Bot'.pinley grounded to. Foxx. No runs, one hit, no errors. Second Inning ATHLETICS—Foxx filed to Hafey In left. Milkr filed to' Douthit In. center. Haas fllcd to Douthit In center. No runs, no hits, no errors. CARDINALS-Hafcy filed out to Simmons in left. Watkins struck out Wilson Hied out to Simmons. (No runs, no hits, no errors. Third Inning ATHLETICS-Boley fanned. Earnshaw grounded out. Bishop out on strik?s,No runs, no Hits, no .er- • rors. CARDINALS — Gelbert walked, Grimes out on a bunt down first base line, Gelbert taking second. Douthit grounded to Dykes arid made first while they lield Gelben, at second. Adams filed to Boley, no advance. Frlsch .grounded out to Foxx. No runs, lib hits, no errors. Fourth Inning ' ATHLETICS—Dyes grounded out. Cochrane struck cut. This was Grimes' fourth strikeout. Simmons grounde dout. No runs, no hits, no errors. CARDINALS—Botlomtey fanned. Hafey walked. Watkins' filed to Haas In center. Wilson bunted and was thrown out at first. No runs, no lilts, no errors. Fifth Inning ATHLETICS—Foxx singled thru short. Miller forced Foxx at second. Haas grounded to Adams who turned It into a double play. No runs, one hit. no errors. CARDINALS—Gelbert pepped up to Foxx. Grimes grounded out. Doutlit grounded out. No runs, no hits, no errors. Sixth Inning ATHLETICS — Bolsy grounded out. Earnshaw fanned, swinging. Bishop grounded out, Friscli to Bottomley. No runs, no hits, no errors. CARDINALS — Adams fanned. Prisch bunted to Earnsiiaiv who t'rj-ew him out, Bottomley fanned. No runs, no hits, no errors. Seventh Inning ATHLETICS —• Dykes walked. Cochrane filed out. Foxx struck out. Simmons filed out. No runs, no hits, no errors. CARDINALS—Haley struck out. Watkins filed out. Wilson singled and took second when Haas fielded slowly.- Grimes filed out. No runs, one hit, no errors. Eighth Inning ' ATHLETICS - Miller grounded out. Haas bunted and made first. Haas stole second. Boley grounded to Orimes who dropped the ball and was safe at first. It went for f hit. Haas went to third on the play. 'Contlnueo on 0»?s three) ARKANSAS — Cloudy, rstn tonight and TiiMdny.

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