The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 4, 1938 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 4, 1938
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VOI.UMK XXXV—NO. -10. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER r>w wnn-miTriiyp ,,,,-..,.-,.„ ...„ **-f Blytheville Courier Mississippi Valley^ Leader" Blylhevllle Herald nh DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND 6OUT11KAST MISSOURI News — — BLYTUKVI U,K. ARKANSAS, WKDNKSDAY, MAY -\, IMS SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS FORESEES U.S. ERLIN-ROME AXIS SEEN General Motors President Says Change Will Come; NLRB Assailed WASHINGTON, May 4, CUP)Willlam £. Knudsen, president, of CSenwal Motors corporation, predicted, in n speech lo the annual meeting of the United States chamber of commerce today, that the federal government eventually would have to take a stand against Industrial unionism because II exists "on forces in defiance of the law." He accused the national labor relations board of bias and charged that Hie Wagner labor act had. dispelled equality under the law. "Tiie industrial union in its present form has lo depend on force in defiance of law," he said. "There nre not many places in the United States at the moment where laws can be enforced to control the movement. "The technique of the sit down strikers Is identical with that of the syndicalists of Europe. Prance has finally had to take a .stand ajalnsl them because of the dangers as a political club, rather than a social defensive weapon, f feel confident, that (lie United States will eventually lake Ihe same stand officially." Knudsen addressed 2,500 delegates to the convention after other speakers, including Senator Edward R. Burke (Dem., Neb.) had demanded the resignation of all three present, members of the labor 'board and the chamber had passed a resolution demanding « congressional investigation of the effects of Ihe labor . preceding him on today's program ..KJ-5. J.-_J- . Peley, president of. the Association of American Railroads, v.lio said the basic difficulties of railroads could be traced to public policies, which diverted traffic to "subsidized roads." and administration act. Fcrrt Challenges Validity —The Ford Motor company questioned constitutionality of procedure under the Wagner labor relations act and charged that (.he National Labor Relations Board exceeded its authority in a motion filed in the United States circuit court of appeals here today. Simultaneously Philip G. Phil- lijis el Cincinnati, regional labor board director, asked the court either to deny petitions and a motion of Ford council or delay a hearing on them until its petition for withdrawal or enforcement of its order against the Ford company is decided. Carl Von Ossietzky Succumbs At Berlin HEIJUN. May 4. <UP»—Carl Von Ossiet/ky. the Nobel peace pil/o winner, whose award was confiscated by the Nazis because of his pacifist theories, died today O f < i cephalitis in a Berlin sanitarium. Ossiel/ky, who wns convicted of treason before Ihe ,\:t/is came to liowrr, was released fro-n « con- cintration cutnp shortly before no ifceivi'd the r.e.iei- award. Na/i Youth O n March In America, Too two that Will Employ Manager; To Lease Tennis Courts To Private Groups The swimming pool of the Walker park, and Mississippi county fair grounds will be operate:! by tlic fair association this summer, it, was decided at a meeting of the board of directors lasl night, who also vote to employ a full time circ laker for u>e park's grounds, to lease the tennis courts to groups with the understanding others may use them at certain limes and to complete plans /or Ihe county fair, to be held September 27-October 2. during the early summer months, The pool will open the last of May, it was decided by the board members who are making extensive plans for its operation this summer. Features to be worked out will include swimming instruction for young children and adults, various contests and otlier projects which will increase the revenue. The usual j charges will be charged for swimming, with the same plan for free SH-inis [or children on certain days, but details of this have not been completed. F<xI the past two years the pool has been in operation It, has been leased to an individual but the board decided to operate it with 'a salaried manager in charge. Two groups of people have leased the two tennis courts for monthly payments but arrangements are to be made whereby (he public may use the court, for a nominal /ee, at certain hours. The courts, com- ave never been Yoiilh Li known as "the backbone of ion of the acrmitii-Amcrican the s-ivay of the Nazi movement. te In Ihe photo above, mere children OF CHURCH RULES S LEML! Ratificalion 0[ Union Is Valid Church "Sup- i erne Court" Holds BIRMINGHAM. Mny 4. lirj')— A vulc by the gencrul conference <it Hie Southern Methodist churcli lo ratify tlic unification of (lie three branches of Methodism was hetd constitutional lotlny by the Jiulleltil roimcll of (ho southern Chlll'dl. The comic!) ruling said llio "plan of union lius been legally approved and (lie union of (he church legally imlhorlral." I The validity decision of the, church "supreme court," cleared nway (he final barrier to the merger of approximately 8,000,000 people uuiler one denomination. There still remained, however, the Ilirenl of civil court notion on the purl of "secession" groups In Hie southern hurch to prevent the unity fanlsm in Cienimny. These pictures, taken during the May Day «'"<mi 10 prevent, me unity. Volksliimcl no-r Andover, N. J., show children of this counlry un-1 °Pl'°'>inl.\ of the unification plan their imirormert storm-trooper elders ecosester, at silit.nn,,^! ''"<'n"««k«rlegality of Hi* general " conference notion In approving • unification on grounds Unit, the North Mississippi annual conference had not ratified the merger. The Judicial council, however, pointed mil that action by iv general conference lakes precedent over annual conferences. Three File Divorce Suits In Court Here Wives are plaintiffs in two of three divorce actions filed recently in chancery court here. Mrs. Edith Brasfield se«ks a divorce from Charley Brasfield on the ground that he is an inmate of a state penitentiary. Virgil Greene is her attorney. Mrs. Stella Breu-er asks a divorce from Wood row Brewer on the ground of desertion. Hoy E. Nelson is her attorney. Floyd DeSpnin charges indignities in his suit against Mrs. Mary Lou DeSpain. C. F. Cooper is his attorney. YOU BY BOB BURNS _j A lot of politicians as well as actors owe their success to the brilliant mind of some publicity agent. Those fellas can think up more ways to make a sparkling hero out of a drab client. One of 'em walked into n political candidate's office trie other day and ashed the iwllttcian to give him a Job as publicity director In his campaign. The politician drew himself up indignantly and said "I am conducting a straight forward, honest, bunkless campaign." The publicity man says, "Then I'm just the guy you want—I've got just the baloney to put that huey over." The revenue from the courts will be used for the salary of a negro caretaker for the park's grounds. His job will be to keep the grass mowed, the weeds cul, the lion-era cared for. the play ground and picnic grounds denned and the peacocks cared for. The peacocks, which have been returned to the park, are now in the livestock building and will l>e released in the park as soon as Hie caretaker is hired. Oklahoma Farmer Is Killed By Tornado BLUE JACKET, Okla.. May 4. (HPI—A tornado struck this community today, killing William Wilson, 67-year-old farmer and causing property damage estimated at J7.00B. Wilson was crushed in the -wreckage of his bam. New Cottim NEW YORK. May 4. (UP)-Cotton closed steady. Jill. Oct. Dec. Jan. Mar. open 867 867 873 874 878 882 high 870 872 878 880 880 low 861 863 «tj» 870 872 817 close 8D1 863 868 870 872 877 Spots closed steady at 863, ofr 2. Vew Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS. May 4. (UP) — Cotton futures closed unchanged to three points lower today after gains up to seven points, open high May Jul. Oct. Dec. Jan. Mar. 874 881 876 888 . 890 «95 875 884 891 890 890 895 low 874 876 88J 884 885 833 close 870b 873a 878 883 884 885 893 Spots closed o.uiet and unchanged at 881. Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS, III., Mav 4. (UP)—cattle: 2,500. Steers, 6.80-8.00 Slaughter steers, 6.50-0.50 Mixed yearlings, heifers. 6.50-8.00 Slaughter heifers. C.00-850 Beef cows, 4.75-6.25 Cutters and low cutters. 3.75-4.50 Chicago Corn open high io w dose 56 5-8 57 3-8 56 5-8 57 1-8 Unanimous 'Consent Ob, tamed For Considering Naval Expansion Bill WASHINGTON, May 4 (UP) — The house agreed by unanimous consent today to take up the $4.512,000.000 Roosevelt relief recovery bill next Tuesday. Chairman Clifton A. Woodrum IDem.. Va.) of the appropriation sub-commiltee preparing the administration measure, obtained consent for 10 hours of general debate to begin shortly after the measure has been reported by the full committee. However the house may not begin reading the bill for amendments until the house rules committee gives It formal right O f way to the Iloor. Stock Prices NEW YORK, May 4. CUP)—The stock market today overcame adverse influences of French currency uncertainty and resumed its advance after early decline of the franc to more than a point A. T. & T. 128 1-2 Anaconda Copper 28 1-4 Assoc D. G 53-4 Bclh. Steel 473-4 Boeing Air 26 3-4 Chrysler . ... Cities Service Coca Cola Gen. 42 8 123 Elec.... _ Gen. Mot JQ 5 . 8 Int. Harvest 57 Montgomery Ward .... 31 3-4 N. Y. Central ,' 12 1-4 Packard 4 Phillips Pet _.'. 343.4 Radio ] \[ , 57-8 Schenly Dlst '..'.'.'.'.'. 161-8 Simmons . Socony Vac. Negress Held to Circuit Court On Assault Charge Flossie Mne Robinson, negro oirl who is alleged lo have shot another negro yesterday morning, was held lo circuit court when arraigned in municipal court today on a charge of assault with intent to kill, noud was set at $200.. The injured negro ts rapidly recovering, the- bullet haying lo-l"ed in her leg. Says Judges Who Suspend Drunken Driving Sentences Should Be Ousted HOT SPRINGS, Ark., May 4 (UP)-Cbarles F. Ltscomb. Dniulh, Minn., said today that judges who suspend sentences of drunken drivers should be removed from office. He spoke at the convention of the National Association of Insurance Agents. Liscomb, president ol the association, suggested a campaign "lo correct the public Impression that insurance of any kind or compensation for automobile Injuries in (lie answer to the cost of traffic acci- PEPPER tEflfl IS STILL New Ofiicers Installed By Lions Club Tuesday New officers were Installed nt the weekly luncheon meeting ot the Llous club at the Hotel Noblo yesterday when It was decided to have Dr. Milton Beckwlth; of Ltt- [Ie Rock, here for- a lecture program to be 1 given Tuesday night ...Officers '.installed at the meeting were: Russell Parr, president; James Terry, first vice president; Farmer England, second vice prcH- Itleht;- Murray Smart, secretary nritl Ircnsiirer; Oscar Btilley, Lion tamer; B. R. Mason and Jesse Taylor, directors. Dr. Deckwllh, who spoke to members of the Lions club at a meeting a few weeks ago, spent most of his life in China where his parents were American missionaries. He attended the public schools and later the school of higher learning hi China. Proceeds from his talk to be made at the city hull «'lll go to the school band. New Deal Supporter Far Ahead In Florida Sena- tonal Balloting MIAMI, Fla., May 4. (UP)-^Scn- ator Claude Pepper rolled up an increasing majority in the Florida Democratic primary today to win a decisive reiioinlnnllon fov tlic senate and a New Deal southern victory. Slowly reimrtlng rural precincts gradually broadened Peppers lead over his four opponents. The returns showed Pepper, who campaigned on his record of support for the administration, was rolling up a vote of more thnn •10.000 above the combined totals of the four men who opposed film. Returns from 1.050 of Florida's 1,343 precincts gave Pepper 180,89t votes. Rep. j. Mark Wilco.v (Dem., Visiting Doctors Attend Medical Society Meeting A number of out of town doctor.? attended the meeting of the Mississippi County Medical fl.ssoclation at Ihe iBlythevllle hospital last night when Dr. C, H. Heacock, Dr. J. p. Long and Dr. William C. Chancy, nil of Memphis, illustrated Ihclr talks with slides, Following Dr. Hcacock's Inlk on C. of C. Farm Group To Meet Friday Night .'rim (arm division of iho Chamber of commerce Is lo hiivc u njeet- IHK Krldny nljiht, 7:46 o'clock, ill the city hull, It luis been nnnoinicw! by J. Mell Ilrook.s, secretary. 'I hi' monthly dlnuec 1 incctliig of the board of directors hni b postponed from pv'ltlny night, ! cuiise of this special milling, until Friday nixht of nexl week." Forrest City Man Claims He Was Tried Without Witnesses LITTLE HOCK, May 4. (UP) — Melvlti Swlnca of Forrest City, under a one-year sentence In the slate penitentiary on chaws of receiving stolen property, appealed lo Gov. Curl K. ISttUay (odnj for n pardon, despite the fiict tliri'l he hiis not served a day of the sentence. Swlncii, nctromiumlcd by J. K. miller of Memphis, president of the Southern Tenant Fimners Union, told the governor Hint he wa< convlclcd and sentenced to prison without a trlnl. 'I.hLs inethdd was token,* ho charged, by enemies of Ihc S. T K U. as a means of ending his activities In bclmlf ot the organl- •/ullon. 'I was taken Into custody because 'of my activity In behalf m the farmers union and llils old charge of receiving stolen property, which wns dismissed in 1936 was brought forth against me iiHnln," Swlnea snld. "With a Judge sitting In Oil same room and without witnesses I wns sentenced on n charge thai II previous court had refused, jc hear! because of Insultlctgnl cvV rtenco." 1 .Biitlert;disclosed, '(hat . Ssjne.a.'i appeal to the sUtc supreme cour' was denied several weeks ago. He wild he wns working In Illinois at the time. Swhica snld he would carry the case lo the federal court In the event Bailey refused to act favorably on. his clemency request, Civic Beauty Hull of Joke DRUMRTOHT. Okla. (UP)—Miscreants took the long -way around lo play a Joke on advocates ol civic beauty here. The Jokers filled a new Illy pond In city park with n load of roek left near the project. I The Washington Monument, In Washington, D. C.. is 555 feel hljh. She's Stealing Henry's Stuff "Treatment of Cancer of the Breast", Dr. Long spoke on "Ante- partum Hemorrhage". Tlie subject of Dr. Cheney's talk was "Diseases of the Thyroid Gland". The out of town doctors present included: Dr. A. E. Robinson of Leachville. Dr. L. U. Massey and Dr. c. M. Harwell, both of Osccola. Dr. K. L. Johnson of Bnsselt, Dr. J. A, Luckctt of Dell. Dr. Gene Atkinson and Dr. George Atkinson „. , , ,._..__ , — "*••> >*>,""-™i' «mi ui. ULtJIgi; ALKUlSOn. u ,„ I; ' " Cr aov - Davc both of Man"". Dr. N. B. Ellis of ! iota 30.829, Finley_ Moore 3,570 Wlton. and Dr. T, P. Hudson o ., and T. C. -Merchant 2.2-S8. He urged lhat gasoline, taxes be used to make highways' safer by stricter enforcement of traffic laws, first class engineering In rcmd building and Inspection or motor Sustains Lacerations AbouTHead In Fall Annclla Humphrey, foiu--voar- old daughter of Mr. and Mrs Henry Humphrey, received a cul on .„ . ., her head this morning which ne- 13 5-8 ce.wltnlcd the Inking of two Ftit- An Vt » 1.1 .•)-» vi™>uu«!u me uinmg of r- 483-8 dies to close the wound. - - ............. -loo-o Texas Corp ......... 373-4 U. S. Smelt ... ..... M 'i •> ......:::::::: « £ July 58 1-2 59 58 1-8 58 5-8 May July ChicaffoJVheat open high )ow closc The accident occurred when -stfe fell down the steps from tho M'C- ond floor of the John Webb home, ivlierc she was playing. 80 1-8 78 BO 7-8 79 1-2 80 5-8 78 7-8 77 5-8 78 3-4 Llederkranz Is America's nallve cheese. Developed by a New York manufacturer, It was named after the Llederkranz Singing Socletv of New York City, Lawn Mower "Buyer" Identifies Own Machine "Would you like to buy a lawn mower?" was asked H. H. Houchlns Tuesday by an old man named Jackson, who showed the mower to Mr. Hoiifhlns as he sjxike. Since Mr. Houchins' was rtolen recently he turned to examine the mower In hopes of getting a bargain. The mower TVOS his own! The coincidence led lo the arrest of Ixuizo Matthews, negro, who was fined $10 and sentenced to 30 days In Jail on a charge of petit larceny, when tried In municipal court to- daj'. The -white man. Jackson, was absolved of blnme after he told om- cers that he purchased the mower from the negro who told him he would quit the yard business and go lo the fields, thus giving Jackson more jobs In his work of cutting lawns. Eiiger to eliminate competition, Jackson purchased the cutter and set out to find a buyer. Mowers stolen from C, R. Babcock, w. D. Chamblln and J. H. were also recovered. Namse Is Ihe Tibetan god of wealth. Luxora. Judge Sets Bond For England, Ark. Slayer LONOKE. Ark.. May -I. (t/p)_ Circuit Judge w. J. Waggoner today set bond for J. B. Duncan, England planter and merchant, who Is being held for grand jury action In connection wllh the killing last night of C. C. Van Dalsen, England tenant farmer. The England merchant was en- route here this afternoon to make bond which was set at $5,000. After spending Tuesday In Jail here he went to England early today to raise the money. Duncan allegedly killed Van Dalsen K'hen the latter attacked him as he investigated a fight between the tenant farmer and Thomas Gibson, cotton buyer and Duncan's son-in-law. Two coroner's juries were impaneled atler the slaying but they /ailed to agree on a verdict. Duncan was ordered lield for grand Jury action nexl month. Labrador, the first part of America to be dlscoered by Europeans, U the last portion of the continent in which large areas remain unexplored by while men. REPORT HllllirS VISITFI1ILSTD invent Interpreted As Tri* umph For B i- i t a i n's ' Prime Minister »)' llJilleil Press Adolf Hitler's celebrated visit to Rome threatened today lo turn''In- to ii triumph for Prime Mlrilat« Nevliio Clinmuerlfilii or areat'BH- lain. Chamberlain had made a tremendous effort to safeguard Europe's pence by. clocking the partnership between Hitler and lta"B" Premier Benllo Mussolini and as tlio two dictators- confer at the Hallnn capital Fascist sources', looking behind the cheering crowds and elaborate ceremonies, • reported that the Rome-Berlin axis not only )md reached Its zenith but hcnceforlV would be oi> UI'B decline. 'riumrlly Hitler's surpriso 'seizure of Austria, his quarrel with Ihe Cnlhnllc church and lila troops nl the Uienncr pass—adjacent, to Italy's Gorman minority In the Ty? rol—appeared to have dampen^ Italian choeis for the Nazi leader. Meanwhile the third member of the <l(ctn(or!/il bloc—Japan—laced new disasters In li'cr conquest ol China. Ohlneso troops which recently Inflicted the first major military defeat of modern times on JarJan' again battered the Invaders' tf- Censlve to a halt and opened counter offensives on the central front. .fn|ianes«* Losses The Japanese have seized a huge area around Shanghai and Nanking iml far to the north around -Pelr^- plnff. Rrom the Pelplng legion they' .drove southward to Join with the Shunghol-NunkinB front 'and' ; -tOj :nulura..»ll«!\ Ghluesq .capital .'ot" Hankow but 'the Chinese "Hlriden- buitf" line", stretched along '•: the Ltmghal railroad In the path'or the Japanese advance, southward. There the defenders not only haw he-Id'their ground but lor the second time now are smashing the Japanese military •machine and In- fllctliig li'tige cnsuaHles. Elsewhere: Spain — Insurgents claimed new advances on the Arugon front, pushing loyalist back s>lx miles east and northeast of Terucl but heavy ralna hampered both sides In fighting. ' " ,. Purls-Pi-emlei- Edotiard Daladler, borlne lo strengthen France's' diplomatic power by repairing her- financial affairs, was reported to have decided on stabilization of the franc at 36 cents to the dollar- It the United States and Brltairf approve. The French government meanwhile framed a Jaw providing death sentences for spies captured hi' peace lime and authorized $30,200-000 for apartments. •••••'• Washington — President Roosevelt's billion dollar naval expansion bill headed for conference for final congressional action after approval by the senate. It provides for a 20 per cent increase In the navy Including 40 new combat ships, • Dublln~Dr. Douglas Hyde, 78- year-old Gaelic poet mid playwright, was elected first president of Eire, the former Irish free state/ While her husband is busy priming the pump of economic recovery, Mrs. Henry Morgen- thau, Jr., wife of the secietavy of treasury, is pictured above getting some practical experience along the same lines. The Photo was taken at the Perry Farm near Washington,, where Mrs. Morgenthau observed an experiment under which unemployed are given a chance tp do productive .work Attend Funeral Sunday of Mrs. Sam Bell A number of -Blytheville relatives attended the funeral of Mrs. Sam Bell at Caruthersville Sunday afternoon at the Smith Funeral home Mrs. Bell, who resided near Caruthersville, died Saturday night at her home. She was 58 years of age. The Rev. D. K. Raster, pastor of the First Baptist Church at Caruthersville, conducted the services and burial was made at Little Prairie cemetery. Pallbearers were six of her iiephcws: John Poster and Welch Foster of here, Kenneth New, Jack New, Virgil New and Thomas Johnson of iraytl. Mrs. Bell, who ivas a iiative of savannah, Tenn., had spent most of ter life in southeast iflssour! Sho s survived by her husband, two sisters, Mrs. Van New of Haiti, and Mrs. J. B. Poster of Blytheville, and three brothers, Henry, Louis and Eulte Garner of Haytl. WEATHER Arkansas — Showers and cooler tonight, Thursday partly cloudy, cooler in east and south probably showers IK extreme east portion In morning. Memphis and vicinity—Thunder, showers and somewhat cooler tonight; lowest temperature 64 to 68; Thursday partly cloudy and cooler.

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