The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 26, 1934 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 26, 1934
Page 7
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THURSDAY, ,'APIUL 26, 1934 I Hit IS (AMD; OOUMBI nwi Join the Militia and See Oklahoma Alfalfa ,Bill Murray Has Called Out Troops Ten Times in Three Years By NEA Service OKLAHOMA CITY.— II may be all right lo "join the army and see the world." but if you really want action, Hie thing to do is to join thu Oklahoma National Guard. Ten times— thus far— during'hLs term of office, Gov William Henry (Alialla Dill) Murray has soundcil tlie call that had guardsmen tumbling out to wrestle with refractory leggings, click- the bolts in their Surlnyflelds, and bing out "Hy-u- uh!" Oklahoma national guardsmen will never go stale Irom lack oi practice— not while Alialfa Bill is governor! Murray took olfice In January, 1331. Six months later came Ills first call to state militiamen, and tile others followed in order: 1. Dismrte with Texas and the! federal government over a toll 1 bridge; guard maintains martial law m the bridgeheads with Governor Hurray, sporting a horse pistol, in personal charge. TROOI'S RULE OIL AREA 2. Martial law shutting down 3100 oil wells, extending in one form or another from Aug. •!, 1031, to May. 1933. 3. Forcible military release of his friend. Col. Zack Miller, of 101 Hanch Wild West Show rame, when Miller was arrested for not paying alimony to his wife. *. Troops sent to First National Bank of Enid to enforce by martial law a disregarded banking moratorium. 5. Militia sent to laihoad yards to prevent beer being imicmded on repeal until Governor Murrny himself should proclaim it. 500 AFTtR "PRETTY BOY"' 6. Five hundred guardsmen sent out to comb the hills for "Pretty Boy" Floyd and other dcsiKradoes. 7. Martial law declared at Hor- nian so' soldiers might check the gate receipts of a football game Gordlan knot, The blunt Oklnhanm executive »ss«rt.i that the slate constitution twhicli he helped to write buck In 1906) gives him more power than nny other governor jn Ihe Union, Though former Governors J. C. The militant governor "Alfalfa Bill" Murray of OKJahonm —calls for his national guard with (jieat regularity iimnil of a guard patrol....Above, right, guardsmen'enforce' left, they huslle into Ihcir uniforms to patrol the lUJl* .1 with national and state flags Murray is seen in personal corn- law at a football game,,..B«]0£, (lower right) on a-'biiJidit'^hunf. 8. Small forces of the jjuiird again called out to prevent a group oi oil roustabouts from drilling a well contrary to Murray's ortJers. 9. "One-man" national guard army occupies an empty building evacuated by a scare a! Union veterans oi the Civil War, which \:as to be converted into a children's me ™ -^ v between the state university and | hospital. the A. and M. College. 10 . Rm , mlv n colmty „,„,.,_ Walton and Henry a. Johnston the stale each cnlleil out Iroops when legls- lalure.s convened for juipondnnonl liroeeedlngs, no other governor )«.< had the guardsmen Ilijiinulvrly sliding down (he ^reused ixilo into thtlr bitwlies with such frequency. UIIFKNUS TR001' HSK Munay contends )w hiis never r*crt the troops unless the public Interest, (lie state's sovereignly, or Injustice to u citizen was Involved, and then only In cmergem-les. For Instance, In the recent case where hobiiullej boot.s trudged np and down In front of II county niurlhouses, Murray steiiiifiislly mulntalned thufTlK- protection o'f the homes oi our iwople In slress- !»l times like (luw Is » vllul |xil- icy transcending any lemporury loss of taxes." , Severn] county .sheriffs nbimdon- ed ihelr plans lor the scheduled lux sales who,, tin: fiuulliur bugle .•sounded. The liuiil scheduled for sali; was hugely properly bought i>v Individuals from Ihe Slate School Land Commission, Many became delinquent, mid Murray remitted penalties on delinquent taxes paid by Sept. 15. Ho maintains nny tales now vlolntc this remission of penally QUOTES LAW AS HIOOF Murray usually cites legul authority for his military ventures, Thus time lie cited a supreme court decision Indicating that Inx sales HI this lime mlclit cloud lilies to the hind mid cause long Jilifatloii. When he turned out Hie gunrd for the long stay in the oil Holds he cited the jxisslule wisle of the stiites's economic resources. "I wouldn't he.sitale lo arrest any court attempting to vlolntc [in- intent of my order," he declined. "I'm not iiiterreiing with nny civil rights." „, He appealed lo Ihc sovereignly' of the state when he occupied tho djjehcad in the toll bridge controversy with Texas. And In the ease .of his friend, iior's fonlliniod populmUj. 1 , v ,,, s In llw July primuiii-s. )K. LH stump- 111),' tllO SlntO Hi |IRV.|<1I(, l|l- B |iH[ elecllon of his slsite of cmullilute-- Friends iwliu lo llw urenl crowds thill have I'votyn-heiv lurncd out to hem- him, us i-viric-nw of in iloisnnciil Colonel Miller, lin pointed out thill PAGE "the fiiiso arrest inent of the cl(l/.ens frnor's concern." Imuilson- lll'B the (JOV. 1'OrilLAKlTr ON TEST Tlie military cxplolls of Munav arc Lelng mueh i:i!l:cd iiitiMgliout «s „ test of t, required number of signatures. They say (his Indicates Murray Is Losing hla old-lime punch. But Ihe trnmu. of Ihe hobualls niul llw click of vlfle-boIlB before 11 county courthouses proved that HIP military Murray ligs at least, noi lost his imirllal ardor. STATC COLv.EGB, l>,i. iui') — Kleclrlc lights which could be turued on anil olf by a miff of wind featured the electronic show of I'cnnjylvaiila state College electrical engineering students recently. The students nlso demon- ovi'r l>y a wave of the hand. Good News for 1 L. G. MOSS HlyfhcvilJe's Cut-Rate UNDERTAKER Why Pay A Iliu I'rice? Before you buy any true see and drive the new Dclii'crj the Qoods at Lwcr Cost /louses were guarded by militia to prevent sale for taxes of 100,000 acres ot land. CUTS GOBDIAV KNOTS On several other occasions, Murray has threatened to use troops to carry out non-military orders, unt the need for force was averted—the threat was enough. Murray's unique resorts to Ihe military have cut more than one Now On Display at PHILLIPS MOTOR Th Truck Dealer BIytheville, Ark. are the mildest leaves *155to*620 lower than last year! Finer titan the finest Studebakers ever built before ALMOST every other car on the ** market is selling at substantially higher prices today than last year. But Studcbater prices arc $155 to ?620 lower! And the new 1934 Stu- debakers are finer cars in every way than the finest that Studebakec offered in former yean. They're magnifjcentlystreamlined. Built like battleships—of seamless steel reinforced by steel. They're so roomy that six grown-ups are easily accommodated in the sedans. Studebaker's own million-dollar development, Quadripoisc Suspension, cradles the action of alt four wheels at all speeds and on all roads. DICTATOR . . COMMANDER PRESIDENT . •tfjeprr'cw TWO AERODYNAMIC MASTERPIECES OF 1934 Could vehicles talk, this meeting oFthc Union Pacific's new 110- milc-an-hour train and a new skyway style Stuclcbakcr would undoubtedly sound like a session of a mutual admiration society. HOW'S THIS FOR ECONOMY? Checked by Western Union officials at start, en route, and at finish, the Studebakcr Dictator pictured covered 26 miles at a 30-milo per hour average speed. Only one gallon of guoline w*a given car <«t suite'. ?r U^. Main and Fifth Streets HOM THE SPEEDWAY COMES THtfR STANINA1 J. C. APPLEBY BlythcviJIe, Arkansas FROM THE SKYWAY COMCS THEIR STYUt Luckies are all-ways kind to your throat 1I7HEREVF.R the finest tobaccos grow —in our * ' own Southland, in Turkey, in Greece—all over ihc world, we gather the very Cream of the tobacco Crops (or Lucky Strike. Ami that means utly th; c/'-a-i crater Ifmvs. Tilt- re nicrlcMvcs arc ihc mildest leaves — they tiisir lii'tlrr mid farmer* are pniil higher prices for them. 1 hcsc tlcjii center leaves arc ihc only ones used in mafcinj Luckies. Then "It's toasted" —for throat protection. And every Lucky is fully packed with these choice'tobaccos—made round and firm, free from loose ends—that's why'Luckies "keep in condition"—why you'll find Luckies do not dry out— at, imfiirtunl f>;im t> r;<c>y tmaktr. Naturally, Lucktes arc always in ajl-tvays kind to your throat. "It's toasted" , y Luckies arc all'ways kind to.your throat Only the Center Leaves-these arc the Mildest Leaves

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