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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 6, 1938
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VOLUME XXXV—NO. 12. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TIiE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS *Nr> Korrrnricyt. ««TOC.«T,^. ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI ™ y n ieVi ,n e C ™ rler Mississippi VnlTey "iJartcT ~~ JtyUv^Herald^ WU>evme_n.|l,j«e^ JJMTIIEVIU.B, AKKANSAS, FRIDAY, MAY (i, 1fl38 PETITION UvPANTO, Ark., May 4.— Henceforth. Henry Hamilton, 14-yenr-oUI son of George Hamilton, tenant , farmer nn the j. i>. uolimun plan- county, will probably stick to fish- Ing from the tank of Little River The lad, tiring of fishing from tlie bank, climbed Into a tree to try his luck from a higher realm, by letting the pole and line dangle over a limb. He tost lik balance, , fell into the river, hit. a submerged , log. broke his leg and was nearly drowned before two near-by fishermen rescued him. He was brought to Lepanto today for medical menl at Dr. Jones clinic. SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS •HOUR BILL VOTE Chinese Make Strong Bid To Smash Invaders In North China By United Press Chinese armies made I'M'lr greatest bid Japanese conquerors of north China today. The Chinese Communist army of General chu Tell, known as the "red Na)x>leon," reportedly penetrated far into the Japanese controlled north for rm attack on Pelping— a climax of devaslatin" Luonilla fighting that 1m military might. Gates of the ancient city, Japanese provisional capital for the nrca. were closed niid artillery fire rallied the windows of Peipi'iK houses. I-ar to the iiartli, where Japanese front lines had spread too far, the opposing troops were locked in a battle for control of Die grand canal trenches where Hie Japanese offensive was halt- rd. 'the invaders were seeking to to the capture Suehow-Fu, key I unghai railroad, by , encircling nnd flanking mcnts. Intended to find „ „„„. spot in the Chinese lines. Fighting UBS reported bitter but indecisive. Kmperoi-'s Brother to China The seriousness of the situation from .the Japanese viewpoint was indicated' bjr reports that Emperor Birohlto had sent his brother PrlnceiChrchlbu, to China to bolster Japanese morale. Meamvhlle Adolf Hitler's visit to Italy continued through a series 01 martial spectacles without definite Indications of tightening or weakening of the Rome-Berlin axis. Hitler reviewed the inarch of 60,000 boys along Ihe Via Ttt- Rom'e, after having naval demonstration , umphalis in witnessed a at Naples yesterday, Elsewhere: United Stales— Chairman Key Pittmaii (Dem., Nev.>, of the sen- ale foreign relations committee, tclcl the United Press in an inter- vtw that Mussolini could make a Rjrcal contribution to European peace by urging Hitler to avoid with Czechoslovakia. World peace, he said, appears to revolve around the talks of the tu-o dictators and the recently concluded British friendship pact with Italy. Undersecretary of State Simmer Welles meantime declared it imperative for the United States to maintain 1U armed forces to defend the Americas from the threat 1 of aggressors. Spain—Rebel troops blasted through some ot the strongest loyalist defense lines near Alcala dc Chlvert on the Mediterranean coast and rebel planes again tombed Valencia. co-Incident with loyalist claims that they would ^win the war. The Spanish embassy at Washington. In a note -——.' Committee Refuses Republican Leader Opportunity To Testify WASHINGTON, May 6. (UP) , Dr. Glenn Frank, editor of the magazine _ Rural Progress and Repiibli- ider, today denounced the lobby committee after he was refused permission al an investigation of dne. Chairman Sherman Minion .„„„. Intl.) repeatedly refused lo permit Prank 1 to supply information during questioning; of M. y. Reynolds vice .^resident of "the piibltea'iloii."" ' As the hearing ended Pi-iink lumped to his feet and said: "I understand that I am not to be allowed to furnish information which I have available." Senator u>wis B. Schwellenbach (Dem., Wash.) said the committee had all information it desi added: sired mid "We don't intend to let you use this as a fonun for the Republican party." Zog. garbed'in » general* uniform, am. at right, thene^ecn, "n°'a whi'te'sa^'lfoe gown'e'nW \ i Plfitl With iirpnlnnc utnunr. ered with precious stones. Ousted Clerk's Books Balanced, Says Auditor CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo., May r> —J. T. Palmor, city accountant, of the W. J. Peck Auditing Company lale yesterday announced that the books and accounts of Mrs Thelma Harper, for ten years city water office collector and bookkeeper, had balanced to the exact Mrs. Harper was ousted at ttie Switch Will Be Thrown For lestitig Purposes Sometime Tomorrow MEMPHIS, May C. fUPi—Kngi- neers will throw switches at the main TV A sub-station here lo- moiToiv and cm-rent from the Tennessee Valley Authority dnms the Tennessee river will rei Memphis for the- first time. Tom Allen, chairman of the Memphis Light and Power commission, said the current would not be turned into Memphis homes for several weeks. City Goes 35 Days Without Fire Loss One false .1 la.nil in ;« .days Is tlie record of ihc Blyllievlfle fire department, which has been Idle for more than n month. Fires have been decreasing (or' the past several months but this is believed lo be un all- time record. regular city council's appointive' " Thc Cllrrcnf will go no fiirthei meeting Wednesday night when I than ltle BUU - sl alion and is being Mayor D. D. Pinion refused i 0 ' brml S ll l '" only for testing pur- place her application for re-ap-' poses -" hff sald - " l)Ilt " wil1 '"<"* -- pomtment before the council, hi the anti-climax of the city election in April in which Dr "pinion was rcelected in the city's largest polled city election vote, bv the slight majority of ft? voles ' taitl a plebiscite would be held after the war lo determine Spain's lulure social structure. Wind travels faster over water than over land because of the relative lack of friction on water. 1UT€LL YOU BY ~~ eoe — BURNS _j I Imagine the first person who ever greeted another one with "How tire you?" actually asked the question because he wauled lo know, but It's goUen so now we Jest ask It through force of Jrabll when half the lime we don't care. A lady came Into my uncle's drug store one day and she said "I want four boxes of aspirin, three mustard plasters, a bottle of liniment, some quinine pills and six bottles of chill and fever tonfc." My uncle wrapped 'em up and handed the bundle to the lady and Jays "Thank you, sister, I hope the wolks at your home are all well." , , the first time that the TVA power has actually been brought to Memphis." The city nou- is building a distribution system for handling thp "yardstick" current. Stock Prices NKW YORK. May 6. (UP)-Cot- NE\V YORK ton closed very steady. Jul. Oct. Dec. Jan. Mar. open high ) 0 iv close . 850 8S7 850 853 872 852 855 874 855 8S1 877 859 853 872 861 884 867 8G7 870 873 876 - -" ' uui uu-i I (llliltuiuitt UX. Spols clowd steady at 870, up iS.Ussoc. D. G. Beth. Boeing Air Q (UP 1 > Utility shares today enjoyed one of their tet markets in several years on reports that the government is seeking a truce with major units in the Industry to set off a construc- — tion boom. 878111 A. T. & T 130 7 .g 884 | Anaconda Cop 287-8 \ew Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS. May 5. <[JP)_ Cotton futures gained 60 to 75 cents a bale loday. rising with the | 48 1-2 27 Chrysler .................. 45 1-8 Cities Sen 1 ...... 91-4 " ' stock market. open high May Jul. Oct. Dec. Jan. Afar. 861. 867 870 877 871 879 86S 883 887 889 891 low 860 8G6 870 871 873 Coca Cola 133 Gen. Elec. \ 35 1-2 Oen. Mot 32 1-2 | Int. Harvest 593-4 32 7-8 13 1-2 37-8 35 1-4 G close | Montgomery Ward 875a 878b i N - V. Central . Packard Phillips Pet Radio Schenly -895b Spots closed steady at 886. up 15. Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS. III., May 6. (UP)— Hogs: 6,000 Top, 7.95. 170-230 Ibs., TBO-7.90. 140-160 Ibs., 7.50-775 Cattle, 1,200. Steers, 7.25-8,25. Slaughter steers, 6.50-9.50. Mixed yearlings & heifers, 6758.45. Slaughter heifers, 6.00-850. Beef cows, .5.00-6.00. Cutters & low cutters, 3.15-4.15, Sid, Texas Corp ......... _ U. S. Smelt . 56 45 .. g Local Woman's Brother Is Killed (n Memphis MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 0 (OP) —Hugh Perry Bridges, 12-year-old Eon of Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Bridges. Heniniulo and Carleton, died at Methodist Hosplfn! at 6 o'clock lasl night, Shelby County's third bicycle fatality 'in four days. Young Bridges was fatally Injured when his bicycle was struck al the Intersection of Highway 51 and Ciuleton by a car driven by James Davis, 32, of Whltehaven at 5:15 o'clock. Besides his parents, young Bridges Is survived, by three sisters, Mrs. Carl Collins, Virginia- and Nancy Bridges, two brothers, Tommy and Richard Bridges- three half-brothers. Larry, R. v. and Kenneth Hogue. all of Memphis, and two half-sisters. Mrs. V. J. Johnson of Memphis aiid Mrs 11 B. Howell of Blythellle, Ark. Democratic Women's Club "Non Political" LITTLE ROCK, May C (UP)- Holdlng that Democratic Women's clubs were not political organizations, Attorney General jack Holt today gave tlie opinion that classified service state employes may hold general membership and committee posts iu such organizations. Science Slurfics Finger Nails LONDON (UP>—Oxford scientists arc measuring the growth of finger nails In their search for a standard by which lo judge malnutrition Simmons Socony Vac. 14 1-4 Oil N. J ........ \\\\\ 19 1-2 ' 393.4 Chicago Wheat open high | ow olose May 79 3-4 80 1-4 79 8 fl July 78 1-4 78 5-8 77 7-8 78 1-2 Chicago Corn ,,„., ,„ . „ ,„ • running a [ever anu SK i:i S . '! I' 2 67 M <«»" « .«* '"roat. r i ._ . , -" «« »~*i Ui i>-f July 58 3-4. 59 l.fl 58 3-4 58 7-8 NIUillE DIRECT Would Send Funds Direct To Agencies Instead Of To Rooseyell WASHINGTON, May (i. lUP) — The house appropriations deficiency sub-committee today agreed on u bill making appropriations for President Roosevelt's recovery program direct to relief agencies Instead of to the chief executive. Chairman Clifton A. Woodrum (Dem., Va.t said the amount of tlie appropriations was substantially wlmt Mr. Roosevelt hud recommended In his message The message called for a total of $3.012,OCO.OCO, Woodrum said reductions and adjustment "in administration expenses and other categories" would reduce Ihe total sum provided. Of the total asked by Mr. Roosevelt $187.000,000 has been provided for by the house in other appropriation bills. !••••••• M IIW I tWIB UftlJllttlT Na/i Sources Indicate R o m c - Berlin Military Pact Doubtful ROME. Mny tl UP) —Reliable Nazi sources revealed tonight that Italy and Germany had decided ngnlnst concluding a military alliance elm-Inn Fcuhrer Adolf' Hitler's current visit lo Home. Mussolini, It was declared, will preserve "Irlendly neutrality" Inwards a settlement of thu Qermnn minority probH-m in Czechoslovakia which Hitler Is determined to achieve by "iwaccfnl momis." Naxl sources said the essential nolnts of the discussion between Hitler and'Premier Benlto Mussolini concerned c/cchoslovukla nnd the Itnllnn-acnrmn policy In Spnln. further two-hour conference en the two leaders of the Rome-Berlin fixls was cxoccted tomorrow hut II. was predicted that Ihn undmlnmllni; already reached wnnltl not lie altered materially. Diirl"it Ids crowded Koine sclisd- ulc. Killer mode a brief address to woo Herman residents of Italy In Ihn Maswnzlo Hnslllca where he exlnlle-l "the nfllnll.v of character and virtues" of Italians nnd cicr- inniis. He thanked Germans hi Italy for tholr siipiwrt o f the Austrian plebiscite, i Prior to leaving for Naples, Hitler ,j , • - •' r ~-.-i-"> 't-VtW *•.'„*, JL_i ,11 nJnner «lv«i by KJtxr Vltlorlo Kmntiiieie III the Swiss Hall of tlm Qulrlnale. Hitler sal on tlie rlaht of Oueen Elei)«. x nnd Hfiissollnl next to Prlh- cn'fs ''Mtifnda, the . Kinu's -jecoiid dniiphter. Tlw Klntj nnd Ihe 'Pueh- rnr exclianijetl friendly toasts nt thn close of ttie bnnqucl. D. L. Ford Considers Congressional Race slpm, which Included a large mini bcr ot boxes In which he had papers stored. Wednesday morning he told his associates that, he be lleved he vyould go to bed for i while, Tliey tlld not ibecome alurni«< blTTI,E ROCK Mav C (UP) "m 6 " )1C > d ' d "° L rdtllnl (o Ult D. U R«.."So/or Ito Ark't STon."cTi^h^"' 3 ""'" ^k c s ra iir" ^ ^^x^Tsr 1 Bailey Speaks Today On Batesvillc Progran MTi'M-: ROCK, May u. IUPI- Clov. Curl !•:. Bnllpy left his ntnti house olllcci loilny for Miilosvllli where lie was soJindulwl to iftllve: the |>rlii:l|ml address tills utter- noon at the dinllcMlon of thu JIM district highway simp. Tilt! chief executive was not ex back ill his olllue until Mon Farm Loan Agent Died Oi Natural Causes Coroner' Jury Holds Don H. Kasscrman, who imumgctl Hie First N;illonitl Inytirniice iisencj hero 12 years ago and who relume;, to Blylhevllle in im lo eslabllsl a farm loan business, was fount dead tills morning In his upstairs room ot the Bailor 'building 01 South Broadway slrcel. Tlie verdlc of the Inquest was that he dice from natural onuses! Physicians said Mr. Kasscrmni had apparently been dciul since Wednesday morning nnd that thcix were no marks on his body. Wliei found, the body had fallen over 01 the ibed as If he had Ijeen strlckci whlla undressing. His tie lay nearby, and his shirt wns unfastened but, otherwise, he was fully dressed Ills body was discovered by Mrs Mae Stajcup, a former tenant o the room who returned lllere till morning to get a clmir she had let when she moved -Monday, ., ,,,.„ 'had "beci rooming at the home df Mr. nnd Mrs, J. J. Field, moved lo the Bndcr apartments Monday afternoon, Tuesday, lie complained to J. Nick Thomas, with whom hi shared an office, and his stenographer. Mrs, Bert Trumble, that he fel|, badly after moving his posses- Service Station Thief Rifles Peanut Machine The Magnolia service station at 2hicksawba avenue and Highway 51 Is operated by Jack Hfargctt. wns entered last night by a thief who stole about three dollars from a peanut machine Entrance to the building was made by prying off a guard bar to a rear window. BELGRADE (UP)-For two years Stepan Munkash, a farmer near Bezdan, kept his wife locked In a cellar of his home to be free with ils sweetheart, handsome Anna Nerollch. Relatives of the wife, coming to visit her, finally discovered the unfortunate woman's plight and had Munkash arrested under a charge of cruelty. Hdate opnoslntr Congressman Ben ^rnvens of Fort Smith. "I have hnrt mnnv requests from friends, nsklnt; Hint I seek the ilace." Ford snlrl. "Bui. T am go- ItiR lo wait until near the close of the mini? time (o announce my decision." Ford durlne the nnsl Ihree days Vins received five delegations of officials from various counties In the district. Ctoyc friends of the rnimuKslon m«mher todav IsalU Ihev felt sure Hint he would make Hie race, with the intent of get- ling jiinrc federal hlfltvtcf aid for the state to pave roads In the western district. Must Face Trial On Counterfeit Charges JONESBORO, Ark., May 0. — Three eastern Arkansas men will face trial In federal court here at the fall term on charges growing out of Ihe circulation of $10 counterfeit bills In this section. Leister Sped and R. W. Grant. Tyronza planters, and Earl Yarbrough, cashier of the Bank of Trumann, arc free on bonds of 42500 each. Spell and Grant are charged with passing the counterfeit bills and Yarbrough with falling to report counterfeit bills received ot the bank where he Is cashier. All three men deny the charges. — .... .. 0 *..,:y was purchased by the bank, lie went to Jonesboro. where he was employed for a number of years before he returned here. He was a representative for a large company which made farm loans In Arkansas and Missouri. He was 40 years of atjo Ife Is survived by one son, Robert who lives al Weiner, two sisters Mrs. Eiila Rodenhouscr of Pcoria III., and Mrs. Paul Jones, of Flat River, Mo., his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Kassennan. of Flat River, and three brothers, John nnd James of Portland. Ore., and Fred, of Cllem Ellvn. 111. Services will be held sometime tomorrow at Newton, Mo., with Cobb Funeral home in charge of funeral arrangements. Sarah Conley Succumbs At Home Of Parents Sarah Conley, daughter of Mr nnd Mrs. Calvfu Conley, died al the family residence at 814 Lilly street, at 4:30 o'clock this morning eight hours after her birth The condition of (lie mother is very good. Funeral services were held at the residence this afternoon with the Rev. Eupha D. Beasley, pastor of the First Church of the Nazarene. officiating. Burial was made at the Clear Lake cemetery. Cobb Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements. Largest Derby Crowd in History Will Watch Historic Race By HENRY MctEMORE Unllcil PTC.M Correspondent LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 0. (UP>- Teii horses were named today to go lo the post tomorrow- In the 64111 nmning of the Kentucky Derby at historic Churchill Downs. They slammed the lid on the entry box at 10:30 a.m. and the name of Stagehand, Maxwell Howard's winter book favorite, was not In it. Tlie Stage Craft colt was running a. fever and coughing baitly . Here is tho field: Fighting FViX, Tlie Chief, Bull Lea. Dauber, Menow, Lawrln, Cant Walt, Co- Sport, Elooto and Mountain Ridge. A crowd of 85,000 will be scream- Ing at them when they start thelr run shortly before twilight tomorrow, it will be the biggest Derby crowd or all. Downtown Louisville looked like a county seat town at carnival time today. Hotel prices soared, taxis became scarce, steaks were worth, their weight In devalued gold. The streets were rivers of humanity, fed lobbies and front doors of private homes. Governors were thicker than roint juleps, state senators marched In platoons, Hollywood had so many representatives here that .no one looked twice at a gal wearing false eyelashe.s. All of them—poet, peasant, housewife, banker, merchant and tout—talked only ot Uie Derby. Never before did they haw one exactly like this to talk about for streets were rivers of humanity, fed the wise ones sav i by tributaries of alleys, sidewalks, | «ble to cover the first vou will ex with ono of General Parlev's smallest stamps when the race Is ,'er. The smallest field In years yes and also the classiest. Oo down the line for six horses and try to get a bad one— Fight- Ing FOX, Bull Lea, Dauber, u\v- rln, The chief, Menow-«ny of them can win It, all solid horses. That's why the 85,000 are going to be hoarse tomorrow night when tho Janllor sweeps up (.he last . ,, ." Unprecedented '^A'c 1 1 o n I ' - r - ( -_--_ ( _-, Forces Measure Off) CU CorniniUjee's £Shel( WASHINGTON,-Mny 6 (UP)— . he house. .• In (in. unpiccedented bnml-wngoii rush,' corVipisltd "ik fce- lltlon forcing the. wafB-lipur bill to Hie house lloor less' th^n two mid n half hours »fter'ttt>a<!peti- tion wns filed. The petition was completed just before 2:23 p. m. today. It brings the Mil to the house floor for a vote Mny 23. Never before in house history has n petition to force a vote on a pigeon-holed bill been completed, with such breath-taking rapidity, The most signatures over signed to a petition before in one day was 100. The final signature- was that* of Rep. Itobert 1». Mouton (Dem , La.) Although the first.members to sign tlie document wore almost exclusively northern and western Democrats n substantial numberidf flcinibllciuis signed aftor the first rush, In the final Imlf hour.more- than a dozen southern Democrats affixed their names Jusl.bafore'the petition went; over (fie top. House majority leader 8am Raybum (Dem., Tex.) who had not-been lo sign, scratched his _,.._,„,, the petition. tho house echoed cheers and ap- ex ., pccled plaiiso as the" final signature was obtained. The victory for the wage-hour group followed one of. the most in- tcnsivo week's drives the house has ever seen. Just before President.- Roosevelt sailed .last. Friday Jrora Ciiarlfiston^ S,- .0,, rie .tele- graplictl Mrs. Norton':Vgaln 'urgItig a renewed effort lo obtain- a vote on (lie wage-hour bill. The wage-hour bill wa<i blocked (rom the house floor by action of the house rules committee : where southern Democrats Joined several Republicans to vole eight to six against allowlntj the bill to come up for consideration. Manila Teller's Window Is Withdrawn By Bank The teller's window of the.Farm- ers Hank and Trust company of Blytheville nt Manila will be withdrawn Monday, B. A. Lynch, president of the banking Institution, disclosed today. •Mr. Lynch slid tliat withdrawal of the wlndosv, opened last August! :o serve Manila customers of the bank and to give Manila merchants nnd business men riome banking facilities, was required by a rilling of Ihe board of governors of tho federal reserve system and a section of the federal reserve, act of 1535 forbidding the operation ot such a window outside the Institution's home quarters unless banks operating such windows have a capital stock of $500,000. Manila business of the bank .has been very satisfactory, Mr. Lynch said. Deposits tn the Manl'(a' office vlll be moved to the bank liere.wlth liley Si. Jones, assistant cashier of, he bnnk, In charge of tlie Manila afflce-since- Its"opening, returning icre and the bank will "continue, to serve Its Manila customers, 'uccbrd- ug to Mr. Lynch. ' At Manila there were reports of plans to arrange for an exchange vliKlow by next fall in order that omc method for the cashing and handling of checks. could be. pro- Ided but no definite plans were ortlicomlng at this' (fmeV' Covered Wagon Carries Children to School NIBLEY, Utah (UP)—A horse- rawn covered wagon is still doing ctlve duty here, making a. round rip every day to transport chll- ren In remote sections to and rom school. Tlie covered wagon Is favored ver a, modern school bus because ' the severe weather which leaves •anyon roads impassable to auto- loblles. During tlis winter, runners are ubstltuted for the wheels. uncashed ticket -In the stands at the Downs. white WEATHER Arkansas — Cloudy, probably showers In west and central portions tonight and Saturday and In extreme east portion Saturday; cooler In northwest ana central portions Saturday. •Memphis and vicinity — partly cloudy tonigh t,- lowest- te'mpe rature, 60 to 62; Saturday cloudy did cooler, twsslbly showers. - •"••-" f

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