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VOL. XXXIII—NO. 100 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TIm DOMINANT NEWSPAPKK OK MOHTT1EAST inwivom .„„ ll, Courier HljtbevUle Her.ld _- —L^!!^ 1 ' 1 ^ O'J^miSAOT ARKANSAS AND BOOTHKABV MISSOURI Blythtvllle u»ll, Newt """" V«lle ? u«ur HLVTllKVll,Ui, ARKANSAS, MONJUAY, JUL,Y Kt, ]'.13fj SINOI.R OOPIiDS F1VB CENTS E FOR RE District 17 As'ks Aid Other Beneficiaries Buying Right o f \V a n A Barrel of Hot Weather Fun y Dlffici.'ties involved in financing purchase of riphl cf wuv required under the Wilson-OvVrion set's Slfi.oOO.OOo pi-osrum for the elimination of Hood danger.-; :,!on« Ihe St. Francis river and its tributaries were discussed this morning at. n meeting in Drainage District 17':: o.'Iice here. Present were Congressmen W. J. L-nvc-r. of Osceola, and Orville Zimmerman, of Kennett. Mo • i -tale Senator Lmigdon Jones, of heimett; ciiflon n. Scolt, receiver for Drainage District n- B A U'ncli, o. W. Alllick and J. n." Cram, commissioners of District 17; I. G. Byorley, of Leachvillc ccmimssloncr of Drainage Distiicl 10; Presiding Judge C. H. Kob- ards. ICcmiett. and District Judg«i N. j. Waastcr. Keimell. and c. K. Garrison, clarklon. of the Dimklin cornly court; and J. w Meyer, engineer, and c. Ci. Redman, auditor of District 17. Wonlil Share Costs ' While work contemplated on I ittlc River, consisting chiefly of widening of the Hi. Lake-Little River floodwuy and enliirycmenl of levees, would be largely In Drainage District 17, the receiver and commissioners of the district feel that inasmuch as ilie vork would benefit nearly all of •Mississippi county -and 'a large area in Missouri that a plan iitioi:!d be worked out for sharing the cost of acquiring right of way. Mr.'Meyer explained, that to nc- (liilre the necessary right of .way in. District . 17 . would , require a cash outlay ' of' from S185.000 to $200,000, a sum which the district, is unable to provide in vieiv of the fact that its debt refunding program will take all of its cash resources. Me also pointed out that muter the flood control plan Ihe district would sacrifice more than J200.000 in good, tax-paying assessed benefits, and a much larger amount In benefits of doubtful value. Missouri lands in the Little River drainage tasin will benefit materially tlnorgh a reduction, of four feet in the maximum water level at Horncrs- vitle under the plan, lie said, while lands in Drainage Districts 9 and 8 in Mississippi county would benefit through the protection they would receive against overflows from Little Hiver. The Missourlans expressed themselves as believing that some Williams Allots Funds for New NYA Program WASHINGTON. July 13. (UP) —National Youth Administrator Aubiey w. Williams today split $10X00,000 among 48 states as a start on his new $71,805,000 educational nnd relief program. Pennsylvania received Ihe hre- est amount. $1,028.800. , William;; snid lire mcney world 'finance youth worl: relief pi/,J,ct:i during the hist tluee months of the current flical year. | Wiiliums nnnomictd thai, in ac- cordiuice wills a Works Progress Adinaiimtrulion ruling Hie minimum NY A employment age has been increased from IG to 18 yenr.s. allotments Included Ar- WILL KEEP Seldom Pictured -*. This little girl Is amused at the older generation, which is always talking about the weather, but Is too dignified to do anything about it. For her, a hot time in the old town Is just a barrel of fun. She just buys her puppy and herself a cane, gets a water hose, hies to a good old rain barrel, and lets the sun do its worst their part, toward contribution on Requiring right of way would be proper but pointed out Unit Mts- .'.ouri statutes prohibited drainage nnd levee districts flora spending money for si-ch purposes out of the state. They promised co- cperution in an attempt, to work out a solution. Construction Money Available Congressman Driver cxpiained thai the war dennrtment. lias Inmls available for the work rncl that contracts for actual construction ran be let. as soon us preliminary eiv>inecring work has been completed and rlelu. of way provided. The preliminary surveys arc now virtually complete so aco.i ! isilion of right, of way is the only serious obstacle to getting the work underway. Roth Senator Jones and Congressman Zimmerman declared that .all of Southeast Missouri, ns w-ell as Northeast Arkansas, is indebted to Congressimn ' Driver for his effective work in behalf cther one man, deserves credit for Inclusion of the St. Francis river program in the Wilson- Over ton bill, declared Conjress- nmn Zimmerman, who also played an important part In obtaining enactment of the measure. Reports that Ihe work must await a later appropriation of funds by congress. Mr. Driver s-iid are (he resells of confusion between the Wilson-Ovi-rlon act and Ihe so-called omnibus Hood control acl. Work on projects authorized by the laller measure he explained, must await appropriations, but unexpended flood control funds amounting ( 0 $25 - OOO.OW) arc available for work authorized by the Wilson-Over- lon acl. including the St. Francis basin project. Army engineers will not hesitate lo let contracts for the work on the St. Francis and Us tributaries as soon as rljht of way has been provided, lie said. His Country Retains Independence. Chancel 1 o r Schuschniag Says VIENNA, July 13. (UP)—Al's- tria win retain its indencmlence under its new agreement with Germany, Chancellor Kurt SchuschniiK said today. In an interview with (he United Press he explained in detail the negotiatioi-' of the agreement and its meaning. He said' specifically that Ihe ouestion rf restoration of the Hapsburg dynasty in. Austria will remain dormant for the present Fierce opposition 'to the Haps- burgs by Little Entente nations he said, makes it inadvisable to raise the question. Restoration in any event he sum, would come only by a national plebiscite, not" tlirou»li a coup. ° "The arrangement to which ij have come with Germany" "the chancellor explained, "is' simply one for resumption of normal relations. Such relations eamioi b> said lo exist between two conn- tries when one Is trying constantly to interfere in the other's Internal politics. "That situation is what friw- Iratcd the eiforls of the late Fn- gelbcrt Dollfuss to effect teller relations wilh Germany. In those days (he German government would not slop its instigation and subsirtizallcn of Austrian Nazis" • ' ' i sn7.0CO. Plans No Active Opposi- lion to Reelection rjj Roosevelt j WASHINGTON. July 13. (UP)-. I'll.-nds of Alfred K. Smith le- I'uud icilny ihal he had decided lo boycott politics during Hie 1930 presidential campaign. IwHers professed to lino heard tin- leader ol (he Demo- cnitlc ."slop Hoosevelt" movement' -ay he would m : ike no political speeches or (.Ilierwise pitrllclpile publicly in the cninvjal«ii. KILLED IS inn I HIP nni i inri 1 " 1 " 1015 '"' llie ™<"v*^>n ft LI M U-1 E "" 11 ' "">' st " ml c " llis •»"<• I I HI 111 1)11 I II ! " ' n ' 1 '" knlL '' lo " le l>momUI: I IIMIIIU UULLIUL naiiuurd convention In which li? itht Hurt: Freight Teams Crash Mend On Near Mot Springs HOT SPRINGS, July 13 (UI'l —One man was killed and eii'ht others injured today when i'wo Rock Island freight trains ed head on at Moore's Switch between here and UiiUerfleld The dead: R. C. Crawford, engineer of Little Rock. The Injured: L. S. Peaslcc, fireman, of Liltl. Soefc. • L. P. Litlin, conductor of tie Uocfc. J. C. Garner, conductor, Malvern. Litof U. L. Dennis, trainman, of Little Rock. John M. Smith, transfer em- ploye, of Hot Springs. Jack Haddock, trainman, of '..ittlc Rock. Ray Grain, unemployed cook of Hot Springs. J- W. Adams, trainman, of Little Rock. The- injured - were "brought, lo - a local hospital where attendants said Peaslec was badly burned but would recover. Condition of •he other 7 was not serious. No explanation of the wreck was given by railroad officials «'ho investigated. They said the locomotives were telescoped and 15 care derailed. 1C was believed the road would be opened to traffic tomorrow. joined with four oilier prominent Lemocrals In objecting to le nomination of Mr. lloosevell. Ihej condemned the New Deal .and proposed a series of reforms lo be written into the Democratic platform. 'Ihe letter said "these are hard tasks, even for men who are we: thy of succession to the. !iad crash erslu l 1 of llle Democratic pint) q.,.1,.." ' )lu 'i' would necessarily Involve llie. 3wllm - pelting aside of Franklin D. Ucosevclt and the substitution of some genuine Democrat.. Co-shjiicrs with Smith were Dainbridge Colby and Daniel Co- Imlaii of New York, James A. Reed of Missouri and Joseph B. Ely, former governor of Massachusetts. Ely announced inline diately after pi blicatlon of the 'utter that he would be willing to campaign in New England for Gov. Alf M. Landon. lhc Republican presidential nominee. Heed said he would make some speeches but It appeared they would be more in criticism of lhc New Deal than in praise of Landon Mrs. W. R. Mills, Old Osceola Devices Quickly With-, drawn After County Officials Issue Warning Jack-pot slot machines caine ,in and went out again over the weekend. p.. Allegedly sponsored by the lo- UieSlcal American Legion post, the machines re-appeared late last Ark.—Funeral wrv-1 week at several of the lesser' "spots," beer gardens and the like, after a lengthy absence except for one or two which members of Ihe Legion say have been operated by another parly for some time. All the machines, including the organization sponsored boxes and one or two said to have been operated by an individual, are reported to have been withdrawn from llicir locations when the word went out quietly from comity olficlals that they'd have to go ..In the short time the machines creciluis, [were in operation one was broken ices f or MIS. W. R. MI| ]S . 71 W re held Friday morning by the Rev E. L. Cole at Violet' cemetcrv Mrs. Mills siutalncd a broken eg four weeks a K o in a fall at her .home west of town an-1 the complications resulting caused her death Thursday mornin^ She was born near"' Osceola and had spent her entire hfe in this section. She- was a member cf the Baptist church She is survived by her husband, who Is seriously ill at (hi^ lime, and three children- Mrs w R- Allen. Mrs. Sallie ' ' and Lopez Mills Believe Woman Killed Mollicr raid Two Sons 1-OliD, V:)., July i:i. UJPI—Ueltef HIM Mrs. May Oimltwcoi! killed her fJli-yeiir-nKl mother, her two sons, mid then heiself. wus expressed by oltlcluls lodiiy aller Ihe four bodies w(-re Idimil In Ihe si!H,kln;< fislicii ol, Mrs. . L jitmlhv(.e,u. daiajliter-in- n, ,1 i M win /~> aw o; siieriiv w. w. jriuaiiwuad U| outh and Heal Will Loti- of Clarke comity, luul uoon In 111 lln,,«. R/T I n .1 m'iillh lor months, H was painted .'I™?,,' Michigan Death .nl. r 'lwn days UKO she sulfered Toll Is' IlpJlVlfnl .renewed I'.ttuck tit nn H|IK>:S • hleh physicians Ink! her would rmn'ir-r, . i , n liitnl CIllOACiO. July 13 (UP)—Rnlll clords, which scattered 'life ghfng imlKtlire. ovtr lhc western edw of Aiuei;i(.n'.s'|,'great drouth basin ".•ilmiily, evaporated". And the lest of Iik0v.iih(lbti \vlirsl/zlc ( Joi scv- eml -ingre days, Forccastei J R Uoyil-.ofi.Uii! 1 Chicago \\eith6i \ia real i .reuoHed lodij IJoyiffiijald': • '"lliei.iniiss of'cool'Air Hint was asprtled..;. (o spread ca'tward ••icmsK (,l[e i nation has spent Hi loree. Relief should not reach finther. eait than the nakoliis. Nebraska ami norlliwestern Minnesota. :. "Montana, Wyoming and Colorado wen.''the only states that were cooled by week end rain of any appreciable Importance. "This.; ruin . fteled out lo sciit- lered Khowers over North Dakota and northern Minnesota," he c'on- tltnied. Hem wilt Continue Lloyd saw some hope In a fresh wave of cool air now moving in from the north Pacific - and spreading over the Rockies. These clouds probably will reach Nebraska tomorrow, lie said the gen cral situation for ixlief from the drouth does not look ah good to day as It did Sntuidaj 01 Sun (lay. "Continued hot dry wealhei U In store for Illinois, Indiana, Irwa HE PUllS PISlflL Killing by " Clear Lake 1'Wm Manager Held Justified; Wo;n;m Slain Two negroes were killed, one In the Number Nine community and nnothei 1 In the Clear Lake com- iminHy, over the week end. One of DIB migroc.'i was slain yesterday afternoon by p. A. Rogers, Clear Luke farm manager. The negro, u stranger In the Clear Lake section, not yet du- llnttely Idenlllled, was shot by Rollers when he made u "gun luy." The other killing occurred Friday night when Sam Canada, Number Nine negro, fatally »minded his wife with shotgun lire. Home wtlnejises claimed Canada .shot from ambil's'n but according lo olheivi the shooting occurred at a house where Canada's estranged wife was slaying. Arraigned Mils morning hearlni; Canada municipal court for preliminary expressed u de- R.o cainera-shy that you know their names much belter Mian 'their faces;'Mrs. Abby - Rockefeller Milton Heft) and her mother Mrs John D. Rockefeller, •'Jr., are two of lhc least photographed ol wealthy women. They submitted lo the lens at, Versailles France where, they inspected the famous palace restored by a liockefeller' grant of $2,333,333. \Closinf/ Stock Prices Oen. Gen. Int. , , NEW YORK, July 13. (UP)Cotton closed steady. open hiali low close . 1340 1.152 I33S 1342 I v" 1258 1205 12-11 1257 I 1> C 1251 1261 12-18 125G I Jan 1252 IL'CO 124!) 1253 | Mar. ]25:i IMO 1247 1252 ' May ...r. 1253 1259 1245 1251 S)X>1:; closed quiet, at 1352; off 7. Spot Average Is 13.S3 Tlie average price of 7-8 inch I middling cotton on the 10 spot ! markets today was 13.11, the Blytheville Hoard of Trade reported 'V T. and T. .... Anaconda Copper lielh. steel Chrysler Cities Service ... Coca Cola Am. Tank Electric ... Motors Harvester .. McKnTion-Robbiits Montgomery Ward N. Y. Central .... Packard Phillips Pel Radio St. L.-s. p Simmons l!«ls Standard of N Texas Co. U. S. Smelling U. S. SI eel .". Warner Uros. f. J ... IGfl 3-1 sa 3-« SI 1H 1-2 4 1-8 107 7-8 49 1-8 39 7-8 09 1-2 S3 D 1-8 41 3-4 38 3-4 II 44 3-8 !2 2 I-S 32 i-a CI 7-3 37 7-8 open ami the was reported. jack-pot -robbed it Walter Notgrass Dies; Services This Afternoon j m * Waller as.s died at " Children and Young People From 4 lo 2 1 Arc' , Eligible to Participate Supervised playground activities for all children between llm ages of 4 and 21 years will begin Wednesday morning at. Walker park. It was minor-need today by Miss Clarice Link- of Wilson, 'county recreational, director. All children are invited to IM at Ihe park after 8 a.m. for games and oilier activities which will open the playground program. Miss Mae Foster will be In charge of activities here and she will have several assistants. IT 8 ' 1 , 1>0 '! u '- v ^ ll "<' «i'"i>has been placed at the park """ ' S '° bc d °" e 1 ' ller German Film Star But a U. S. Wife . held home on South Lilly street, Funeral services will be late this afternoon with the "'ill be made al Sawyers ceme- Icry. Tlie Cobb Funeral Home Is in charge of funeral arrangements. 'le Is survived by 1 ' , . wo sons Charles and Atwcll, two daugh- Mary Lee and Jeanelte and sislers, Mrs. Mary Robinson Mrs. Hattie Gilbrow. ters, I two ami Livestock H Is reported that the boundaries of the Sahara Desert are expanding at (he rule of more lhan cne mile a year. New Orleans Cotton 1 NEW ORLEANS. July 13. ITJPl •Cotton closed steady. open high low close 1322 1322 1322 13271) 1253 12Gir 1241 1253 1250 1257 1245 1253 12-19 1250 1249 1250 1252 1250. 1247 1247 -- 1240 1257 1245 1248 Spots closed quiet at 1313. 0 IT July Oct. Dec. Jan. Mar. May EAST ST. LOUIS, III.. Jill. 13 <UP)—Hogs: 8500 Top 10.25 170-230 Ibs,. 10.10-10J5 140-160 Ibs., 9.00-10.00 Bulk sows 7.40-8.00 Cattle 4.500 Steers 7.00-8.00 Slaughter steers 5.25-8.75 Mixed yearlings anil heifers 5.50-7.50 Slaughter heifers 4.25-8.50 Beef Cows 4.00-4.75 Cullers & low cutlers 2.15-3.75 Recovers Stolen Pistol • STEELE, Mo.—A , pistol, stolen from him i^t Novclnbcr> was iiecovercd last week at Selmer, [Iran, by J. H . Smith of this city [runner sheriff of Pemlscol conn- s'- Mr. Smith traced ^Ihe pistol ihroiieh six sales and trades Chicago WJteat Sep July Sep. ct>--n hl?h |o-,v clos? 104 IC4 5-8 101 103 1-4 103 104 3-4 1CI 1-2 103 7-8 each (Jays. week. Tuesdays and children from the J will be (alien to llie lessons. swimming and life Salur- play- sv.itn- vill be. savins; A safety program will be followed by the playground directors In an attempt lo eliminate to anv Ihe probability of injury of Ihe children and junior pnlic'j will be appointed (o keep UK; children from running into the automobile drives, etc. Lessons in safety will also be laught. Tlie playgrounds will be opcnj daily from 8 a.m. until c p.m. j and Miss Little said that tots un-1 dtr four years ol age should be accompanied by nurses or older persons. Residents who have games of any kind such as croquet sets. \ checker beards, etc., which they i would like lo donate to the play-1 ground arc requested to telephone I Miss Foster at the park and (hey 1 will be picked up. Oamts of any kind in whcih children are Interested Mill be acceptable. Cliicctffo Corn ci*h 83 1-2 79 1-2 high low 85-1-2 833-8 83 1-4 .-79 1-2 close 845-3 Macldne TOLEOO machinery have been I _ side to plead guilty lo Ihe charge of murder. t lle. was ordered held lo awiilt. action" of tiie grand Jur without, bond. Tlie Unknown negro appealed «l a negro Ici'ianl fanner's house, on lhc Clear Lake- plantation yesterday afternoon. ; Ills' : aclloiw aroused suspicions.; of- tljc farm negroes nnd one of them, slipped away to Mr. Rogers' house, in- formini; him of the presence of the stranger. The farm manager w'ent down to the house lo Investigate and came upon the negro walking away Hiring a levee. lie called to the net'ro lo slop pjul the latter reached inside his snirt for n gnu." aln toil Rogers opened lire pistol, fatally wounding the negro wilh one shot. A .32 calibre pistol was foimtl on the negro's body. Sheriff Clarence H. Wilson, who Investigated the shooting at Clear Lake, said Mr. Rogers' statement of the affair was amply substantiated by oilier witnesses, and Hint, no charge would be preferred, the shooting being en- lirely justifiable. H appeared Ibis afternoon lltat the slain negro might bo Identified as wanted in connection with Cooler. Mo., shooting affair. Pemiscot Cotton Will Start Opening Soon STEELE, Mo.-Cotlon be- and Missouri. There is no In lirospcct for these stales morrow or Wednesday. 1 With the blistering sun col tin uing. deaths attributed to the hut ' mounted lo al leusl, U' r > uhlle ' the damage' jp cVh'u,. readied 'ip- proxlnnlcly SlGO.OuO. COO ]", Mlcldsan Toll is He-ui pr.-HlOiT, July 13 (UP) One death has occurred In Michigan every 22 minutes of (he past -Ix days when thousands swarmed ; to~ Ihe highways and beaches In search of relief fiom tempen- tnrcs that hovered nroimil tlic 1 .100 degree mark, a.suivcy disclosed today., With at least 310 persons dead as a result, of heal piostrnllon and drowning. Michigan has' accounted for approximately on'e- fourlh of the nation's estimated death toll of 1.325. Michigan's heat wave assumed catastrophic proportions. today with an estimated 00 to 100 persons dead over the week end In: Detroit alone. More than half of. the total dead in the slate succumbed in (he metropolitan area while Ihe remainder died up- slatc in the rivers and lakes resort regions! A majority of the deaths were due to prostrations. Corridors and halls of the city's major hospitals resemble conditions attendant upon n great fire or llcod. Physician. 1 !, nurses and Internes worked feverishly to administer to the dozens of pros- Iratlon victims. In the larger hospitals, like receiving hospitals,' emergency cots were wards and hallways set up In to accomo- diile the steady stream of victims, Another Manila Youth Jailed In Theft Cases gin opening in this" vicinity within two or three weeks, according to farmers, who report that full- sized, nearly mature bolls are now numeroiK in the fields of southern Pemifcot county. Held work progressed rapidly last week despite lhc heat, and | for the most part the crop Is in .excellent condition. Stock has 'suf- ! fr-rcd .somewhat from the heat and one mule died near Cooler last. week, apparently as llie rc- |Milt of becoming overheated. i World's TaiSt~Tree ! Measures 364 Feci I RAN' ItAI'AKL. Cal. (UP) —The liedwood Empire Association ha.s definitely Ihal. Ihe in I lie world grows ! within Ihe Redwood Empire. I Floyd Fleeman Is said to be ] The tree is the "founders Tree.'' | recovering from the effects of I a great, redwood In Bull Creok! injuries received at-Walnut Ridge Flat, near Dyrrville, Iliimbolt | when a group of irate farmers at- coiinty. II. is 364 feel high. I tricked the alleged thieves. : Only one other tree is known to j Russell Fleeman,' taken into ever exceeded (his height. \ custody for questioning 1 , has been. | This was an ciicaliplus at Vic-j released. itoria. Auslralia. which attained.a | height of 375 feel. According to ; existing records that haw "jus! 'been hroi'ght to light It was destroyed in 1BEO. 1 established I tullest iree MANILA, Ark.—A. D. Harmon, 19, has been arrested here and is held for Jonesboro officers ' in connection with activities of a cattle ring, allegedly operating out of Manila, which, has been active in several northeastern Arkansas nnd southeastern Missouri counties. Harmon Is said to have been nnmed in confessions of - Delanna Wiseman, Collin Fleeman and Floyd Fltcman ns n participant in lhc thieving. Lloyd Montgomery of Hra-nersvilte, Mo., is ako held. Several cow's R sold lo a Horncrsville dealer have been identified as stolen cattle. have WEATHER from world I'aclories Busy (UI'l— Thirteen blue and tool ptanls here .. _______ kqil busy by orders years in The \vife of Felix Brecher, Philadelphia engineer, Heiidy Sven, (lcrin.iii movie star, lias returned Tj-nlTic School Closed Arkansas— Partly cloudy, ' lmlcd warm Iolll 8 llt nlld 81 7-8 ment programs, factories Itiroushiuit Hie which have begun replace- to America after spending sever. Berlin. Here she rcl- islies that favorite American summer beverage—a tall, iced lemonade-. Ibn »iTclly's U1 scho^ wam l °! ! violators, reportedly successful on [ ™ cs the mainland, lias been closed for lack of students. Judges declined to sentence violalors to the elas- 'llie maximum temperature here yesterday was 98, minimum 72 clear, according to Samuel p. Nor-' rls, official -weather observer.

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