The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 12, 1938 · Page 1
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER nv unrnniwA»r> A^,,-.,.,„.„ .„.. r>^ 1 VOLUME XXXV—NO. 47. Blythe villa Courier Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader 'Blythevillo Dally News NEWSPAPER OP NOETHEAW AHKAN3AS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOU1U ARKANSAS, TIIUKSDAY, MAY 12, IMS SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS mm GUIii League Council Votes Approval While Selassie Pleads In,Vain By United Press Great Ilritaiti today laid the first sacrifice—Ethiopia—on the allar of Europe's remodeled and realistic peace plan. Like n dusky ghost Emperor llalie Selassie of Ethiopia appeared fit 1'ie leapue ot nations council (o plead angrily, desperately but vain* ly against ihc Brilisli proposal to create a !r=i,l pretext for recognition of Italy's conquest of his ancient nation. Ethiopia. Uie emperor said, was the victim of aggression, the league has lorn up its covenant pledges ^arnl turned to the fatal policy of S -'peace at any price but implacable .' iMii'iilla warfare will be waged until tlie Italians arc driven out or the Ethiopians are exterminated. Soviet Russia and New Zealand nlonc slood with tlie little emperor but Great Britain and Prance replied firmly that the Italian con- ([iicst now was an accomplished fact, that a league war to reverse the situation was unthinkable and that practical action to promote Knoxville and TVA Make Offer To Utility WASHINGTON, May 12. <Ui>) — The Tennessee Viilley Authority ami (he Cily of Knoxville linvc ollercd 57,500,000 cnsli for llio electric fii- cilitlcs of Die Tenne.'jxec' Public Service company, UK; TVA revruVd today. The offer WHS nuule by Mayor W. W. Mynutt ol Kno.vvilK- in » telegram to Paul 15. Sawyer, president, of Hie Nutlonnl Power and Ujht company, New Vork. The telegram was dispatched yesterday iind nmle public in Knoxville am I Washington today." T AT VOTING BOOTH Chief justice Hughes Says Spirit Should Be That of Judge WASHINGTON. May 12. (Ul>)~ Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes of the supreme court, admonished government quasi-judicial agencies today to temper their actions with the "spirit of the last judge" and urged a vigilant guard against choice of unqualified persons ns judges. In his first address since last year's defeat of the supreme court reorganization bill and since President Roosevelt's appointment of two peace was more desirable than de- dcnt Rooscvtlt 's ippointu-.cnt of two votlon lo a high purpose ' " cw s "I' l ' eme co "« Justices Hughes Elsewhere the InternHtioiin'l st.mir. Io1rt Uie American Law Institute Elsewhere the International strug gle went on more grimly nnd with less fencing against legal lechnfcalities: China — Japan scored her first important naval victory by occupying the island port of Amoy in southern China afler long bombardment and street fighting. United States and British warships stood . by. to protect foreign residents. The seizure appeared lo have been lo hamper ..^ending of addl- tBimrchlnesc forces to the northern front and as revenge for tlie recent Chinese aerial bombing of ( Formosa. Many formosans live in Amoy nnd Japanese said today (bey acted lo "protect" them. Possibly a million soldiers were locked in battle in north China where Japan's greatest offensive I ,„„-. sought lo break the backbone of] ~ lines defending (lie Lunghai rail-' road in the Suchow sector protecting the capital of Hanko Spain—Fair weather, afler Ihvee weeks of rain, sent rebel armies ahead again seeking lo straighten their line along Ihe Mediterranean const and (o press closer to Valencia. Insurgents reported tliot 8.000 to 12.000 loyalisls were lrap> ped in the mountainous central Aragon scctcor after they cut the Teruel-Albocacer road to the sea. Brazil—the government of President Getnlio Vargas prepared to put nboul COO Fnscist-like lutegral- i.Ms on trial for their lives, after crushing yesterday's sudden rebellion in Kio de Janeiro. Vargas, in nn Interview with Die United Press, .said it had not been established whether any foreign influence* were behind the uprising but he saiil It proved Ills contention Uiat his regime was not Fascist. Essie Davidson Fined For Street Stand Theft Essie Davidson was fined $10 and sentenced to 15 dnys in jail in municipal court today on a charge of petit larceny. She is alleged to have stolen some candy and clears from the Phillips sland at Chickasawba avenue and Division slrcct. that quasi-official agencies must be guided by the same considerations that guide judges. Singers Will Rehearse for Baccalaureate Program •A rehearsal has been called for all" local singers next Sunday afternoon. 2:00 o'clock, at the city auditorium In preparation for the'bac- calaureate program which will be held 'Sunday. May 23. All who sing arc urged to attend this rehearsal and assist in. arranging the musical program to be presented, it was announced today by Arthur Nelson and Mrs. Murray Smart, who are in charge of the Jf!Pretty Georgian ' to Wed a Field Administration Prep a r e s For Lending - Spending Bill Campaign ' WASHINGTON. Afny 12. (Vl>>House leaders launched a drive for passage of President Roosevelt's relief recovery bill before adjournment today am] prepared to hold a night session, il necessary, to obtain approval of tlie huge lendlng- sprndins program. The leadership pi nll W115 „„_ nounced by House Majority leader Sam Rayburn In the face of u slashing republican attack on major provisions of Ihe $3.0H,425,- 000 recovery bill. Tlie bill was being read for amendments today ami Republicans had a series of proposals to place before (lie house. Hep. Everett M. Dirkscn (Ucp III.) begun the attack on the bill, challenging a provision designed to enable debt ridden states and cilies to obtain public works pro-1 Jects despite statutory limitations ' Dirksen criticized a. section a!-, lowing communities which have exhausted statutory, debt limitations I to enter "agreements" with the J federal government similar (o lease- purchase contracts. Tlie slate or city would agree to repay 55 per cent of the cost ot the project plus Interest in the 25 years. Tliis would put such cilies on nn equal basis with debt free cities able lo receive Ihc usual 45 per cent federal grants and 55 per cent loans for projects. ."Can this, be considered as a device for gelling around a con- stitiitlon?" Dirksen asked. "I don't want to be put in the position of deliberately scuttling the constitution of iny. state." Before'the house met the appropriations committee approved an amendment to add $00,000.000 to the 1)111 by nuUioriisijig. tlie Reconstruction Finance corporation to lend :hat amount to Uio rural electrification administration^" Wasps Over Manhattan Darling through the skj above America's largest city, these swill, pursuit planes gave'New Yorkers, a demonstration of HID sort, of defense the U. S. Army would pul up If real enemy bombing planes attacked Manhattan. Actually, thei.. ; plane s were cWslng an Imaginary enemy during G. R q. « u; ; maneuvers nt Fort Totlen, Long, Island. IT IP Pllcf. . rli'rtc- l;>." prim. I.. tvl_'* *_".V^_ _. * t - 1 *V .. _^..-ii ~~~—, i . The East river Is seen in the" fo'fc'erou'mT. , the ftiidlo'nln the back- . ground, and • Centra! Park Reservoir In the center. BY - BOB — BURNS _ They say travel broadens a person, but I believe If a. man spends his life iookln' at a million lowns, he won't be near as smart as a man that says in one village and finds out what all goes on there. One time when I went home on a visit, i saw a fella sitlln' on a fence «aitin' lo see the train go by. I started to brag about the thousands of miles I had ridden on a train and the fella says. "Well, me nnd you have got n whole lot in common." He said. "I sit on the fence and watch the trains go by and you sit on the train and, watch the fences go by." ' Dysentery Death List Unchanged Since Sunday Although new cases of bai dysentery are lielng reported ,.„.., in Mississippi county, there hare been no deaths since Sunday, it was announced today by Dr. R. L'. Echh-iner, director of the Mississippi county health unit. Pour children died in Blylhevllle Minton Declares Magazine Editor Will Have Plenty To Explain WASHINGTON. May 12. (UP)- Minlon weather of tills week has aided in the imprc vement of several more iren who cral days ogo. cernlng Ills editorship of Rural magazine. children"'who"were scrlous'iy'ill'sev- i Ff °f rcss - ",, f(1 ™, • -• * Minion (.hanked the National Broadcasting company, over which the speech was broadcast lo n rural audience for "an opportunity lo lell you something lhal Apple Tree Grows Roses grafted a red rose bush apple tree. The rase graft full bloom. on .• 'n_™?lwlion of Run,] Progress." IV ew York Cotton NEW YORK. May 12 (UP)Cotton closed steady. open high low close May 865 86B 862 8C7 Jul 872 872 865 855 Oct 876 876 888 808 Dec 880 880 872 872 Jan 881 881 813 873 Mar 886 886 881 881 Spots closed steady at 865 off 3. chairman of the Republican party program committee, is not nonpartisan and is financed by "wealthy men who are now and always have been opposed to President Roosevelt and his administration.' Stork Deaths For April Show Heavy Increase Over 1937 . Dcalhs in Mississippi county numbered GO during April, as compared lo 38 In Ihe snmfc month last year, it was announced today by Dr. R. E. Sclilrmcr, director of Ihe county health milt, in tlie birth column, there were HO births during the past month, which was 67 more than during April of 1937. Pneumonia headed the list of death causes, with 12 In this group. Second was heart ailments, whlcl IS5IIL5W5 liTE Former NIRA Head Dc- clai'cs Navigation Development "Ridiculous" KNOXV1U.E, Twill., Mny 13 (UPi-.lJcvclc-pmcnl, of the Tennessee i-lvcr for navigation "Is perfectly ridiculous" mid the Tennessee Valley Authority 1ms perpetrated "a '>'"»tl on honest economics," Hugh Johnson, former head of ihc NIRA, charged today. In nu open forum discussion following a spcecli bore Johnson iic- ciiwd tlie TVA of "figure fudging" In the government')! yardstick flood control and navigation experiment. "f believe In selling \m n true yardstick for iillllltet, railroads and all others," Johnson sold, "but a proper rule making basis has never been worked out." "Thi> TVA, like prohibition, u-ns a noble experiment but they moved In here and begun lo fudge flsiires, Developments of the Tennessee 1 rlvr for navigation, with Us 8.TO foot fall, is perfectly ridiculous. "It's all rluht when navigation and flood control projects arc developed to sell the power ecnornlecl from them. "But there has been a representation hero by others which is a fraud on honest economics." Asked about recent criticism, dl- recled at Die nrUlonnl labor relations board, Johnson said "tho NLIiB does labor moro harm, than good." Omaha Minister Speaks At Rotary Club Luncheon The Rev. Frank G, SmlUi.-'D. D., of Omaha, •Neb., 1 'win' the prlncljiai speaker at the ; Hbtiirj' club today ivlieii they held their weekly luncheon meeting at Iho Hole! Noble. His subject, was "Economic Common Sense." Besides the members, four visitors heard Dr. Smith's talk. They were Prank O'Nell of Springfield, Mo W. A. Crnwlcy of Memphis, E. E' Byrd of f'nyottoville and George Cone of Osccola, Ur. Smith, who has been visiting his daughter. Mrs, R. P. Klrsimer and family, will leave In leu days! Town's "Fence 'Viewer" Really on the Job SOUTH KINGSTON, R. I. (UP) caused len deaths. Tlicre were four —FVmce Viewer Earl C. Whalev III Ifll flf>nl(ll>nlf rlw iHn.l f»n... \ l-_ f,.! I I. __ ™ _ *»VJ fain] accidents, six died from bruin allmcnls, four tobies died from premature births, tuberculosis. live died from. Of the HO babies born, 117 were white and 29, ncgroe.s. <Vew Cotton NEW ORLEANS, May 12 (UP)- ^ mysm Cotton futures closed one to three coca Cola points lower today. , central -Electric'' open high low close ] General Motors NEW YORK. May 12. (UP) — The stock market hesitated today in its upward movement and volume shrank substantially. AT&T |32 t-4 Anaconda Copper 283-8 Associated DO <; 1.4 Beth Steel 47 3-4 Boeing Air 253-4 Chrysler , 45 3 r > 7-8 May Jill Oct Dec 812 884 8S4 891 891 878 884 873 878 884 885a Int arvester Montgomery Ward N y Central Packard 32 1-2 13 5-8 886b Phillips Pet . 887 Radio 892 Sehenlcy Dist Henry Field, lower photo, grandnephew ot the late Marshall Field, famous Chicago merchant," is going lo take a wife l n June The bride-to-be Is a pretty Georgia girl, Mrs. Placldla White Knowlton, top, of Thomasville - i childhood friend? Jan 893 883 887 M «r 897 897 892 „„ _„,..„,., Spots closed very Qtilel at 881 Simmons ° n 3 - ISocony Vac Standard Oil N J Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS. III., May 12. (UP)-Hogs: 7,000. Top, 8.10 170-230 Ibs., 7,90-8.05 140-1GO Ibs., 7.60-7.75 Bulk sows. 6.C5-700 Cattle: 2,000 Steers. 7.85-9.65 Slaughter steers, B.50-9 50 Afixed yearlings, heifers. 7.00-8 50 Slaughter heifers, 6.00-900 Beef cows, 5.50-650 Cutters and low cutters, 4.00-5 00 33 3-8 G 17 3-4 18 49 7-8 Texas Corp U S Smelt ° S St(M •••-••^^^ 44 5-8 Chiraffo Wheat May Jill. open high 811-fi 81 3-4 79 791-2 low- Si 783-8 close 81 Cfiic.affo Corn May open 581-4 high 5R1-4 low close 577-8 58 Jill. 591-2 591-2 591-4 593-8 Shoe Store To Open Here About July 15 The Hclticmanii company, which has a \large department store in Jonesboro and a shoe store In Poplar Bluff, Mo., has leased the building formerly occupied by the Burke Hardware store, next lo the Liberty grocery, which Is owned by B. A. Lynch. The building, which was rebuilt following the recent fire, will be occupied after July 15. The firm, which was founded by the late II. Hclnoniann of Jonesboro, will have a shoe store here. it was announced today by 'Removes Baby's Eye in Attempt To Halt Disease TOKT SMITH. Ark.. May 12, (UP)—The left eye of Jerry I.eou I'lunnner, three month.", old, was removed today by a pliyslclun wlio fought to check Blloma Infection, n cancerous growth which spreads along the optic nerves lo ,tho brain nm! causes <!culh. Dr. J. (J. Qgdon, who performed the delicate- operation, Btild Ihc swKcry apparently wus successful iind that clmnccs were even that Hie child would recover. lie said tin attempt would 1)0 mnde to preserve Ihc baby's rlgltl eye by radium treatment, but that he might ulso be forced to remove It. He said Hie child probably \voiiltl be blind, even If Iho right cyb Is not removed, The operation required 10 minutes The child Is the son of Mr, nn< Mrs. l,owell I'hunmor, n yoini farm couple whti live near Waldror Ark. Tho CIIBC \viis Ideiilical with Hi baby Hulalne Cohm cnne at Chi cinjo, Dr. Ojjdcn suld. Will Not Recognize Con qtiesl By Force Says Sec retary of State WASHINGTON, May 12. <UP)- Thc United States stands square ly upon its policy of refusal t recognize territory gained by fore In violation of existing treallci Secretary of Stale Cordell Hu said today, Tlie restatement of America policy In thin connection was- pro Milted .by Hull In reujjonso to pies. conference questions its to wheth or any change of national polic was contemplated In view of th debate of the League of Nation loday over recognition of 'Italy conquest of Ethiopia. Mississippi Solons To Meet About June 20 HILOXI, Miss., Mny 12. (UP) — 3ov. Hugh L. White said tana Ihat lio would call a B|KCla! ses filon of the, Mississippi Jeslstelm'i 'about June 20" to consider en actmcnt or his homestcatl lax ex cmptlon proposal. : On WPA, Wants between certain properties' 1 because CongteSS Seat . u ., . Vf ,y|| t | lv y lls . lonlshcil fjjc Town Council by pre- senllng n report of a 1930 complaint that no fence was needed between certain properties becau cattle bad not crazed ti lcre f 01 . years. The report was Ihc first In many years made by a fence viewer, because appointments to thnt office —though not considered as jokes -at best have been regarded as "empty compliments," Artesian Wells Drilled From Bottom of Sea ATLANTIC CITY. N. J. (UP)_ Artesian wells are not new, but tvrtcslan wells from Ihe bottom of the sea tire. Three artesian wells arc being drilled underneath the amusement pier to get water to alr-conditlon three theaters on the pier. Tlie water from the natural wells ^,«ii.^u ivi<aj i/j iur. *'"• »*Micf ifocii LUC natural wens Lynch, who said a long lime lease' maintains a constant temperature had been made. of 5 1 ! degrees. Air Mail Letters Will Feature Blytheville As Cotton Center An advertisement proclaiming BIyttieville ns capital of the world's larsest cotton producing county— "250.432 bales in 1937"—graces 2.500 envelopes which arc be!n<r distributed for letters lo be sent from Tilythevllie by nir mail Thursday, May 19. as n mrt ot the cltv's observance of National Air Mall week. In a meeting Tuesday arranged bv the Chamber of Commerce and which was attended by Herman Cross, county chairman, and representatives of the Rotary and Lions clubs, the Boy Scouts and schools, plans were made for an extensive campaign. When these special air mail stamped envelopes are purchased, which cost one dollar per dozen or el?lit cents each when purchased In lots of 2o. they will conlain leaflets telling Interesting facts of Blythe- vllle and Mississippi county and offering Informalion about farming "id Industrial advantages, which have been prepared by the chamber of commerce. Each student in the city hl?h school will write a letter, to be mailed that dav Iti cnveloocs being distributed to tlie students for six cents each, the price of the air mull stamo. Postmasters In nearby communities are Iwlne nskerl to co- overate bv soonsorln? tlie dlstrlbu- f lon of the cnveloncj;. The envel- nnes will be put on sale here tomor- All of the nwll will he nicked un iv a mall plane, which will stop here for the first time on the afternoon of M<JV 19 and deliver 1U mall lo the remote olaces of the United Affray Between Former Deputy Sheriffs Marks Bitter Primary Race DYERSBORO, Tcnn., May .» <U1>>—Luther Hliuon, 65, former deputy sheriff, was killed and two other men were wounded today, during nn argument at a polling boolh during the Dyer county primary election. James Rlgglns, another fomvfer deputy .sheriff, wai crltlciljv wounded during the shooting and Ills brother, John Riggins, suffered a flesh wound. -i The Rhoatlhff occurred nt th6 Ross slough precinct election liaoth nnd resulted from an argument over Its location. Officers said Illnson'wanted to transfer the booth lo a. school house while Jiimes niggtiw demanded that It remain at a service station. The election campaign this year had been exceptionally bitter especially in the sheriff's race. Storm-Weakened Home Damaged By Automobile Tho R. it. Wado residence, at Hll Chlckasawba avenue, lost :ita porle-coohere and most of Us flre- plnco c)ilmney In a freak accident yesterday aflcrnoon, which, ap- parenlly, was caused by the recent tornado. Frances Wndo, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wado, grazed the side ot i column of tho porte-cochera aa she was ..driving the car from under the covering. - When' she did so, the column swayed and the onth-i i»rUj-^oi;here, which was iittnchcd to th« s(c!a of the house nnd the' nrepllte'fP-Jh/e, 'collapsed. An examination revealed that the brick work and the support of tho porle-cochere had previously been pulled from the house as the wood underneath showed signs of weather damage, U was announced today. The recent tornado swept through the yard of the Wade residence but it was not discovered Ihat HID driveway covering had been pulled loose from the house, Mr. Wado said --r Manila School Project Approved By President The new school building which la being planned for Manila was approved by President Roosevelt as a, WPA project yesterday. Tills project, which Is to cost $20,010, was one of 23 additional Arkansas Works Progress Aaminis- « (ration projects approved 1 by the"' president. It will bo added to the ellt'tble list from which the state WPA admlnlslrator may choose those to be executed with funds available .to him. Work will begin when the project Is approved by the state but it will not begin before tlie LeachvIUe school is completed, it was predicted here today. Plans for the buUdlng Include seven class rooms and an auditorium. Memphis Visitors Are Urged To Sign Register All who are going: to Memphis his week ore asked to register at he potion Carnival's headquar- ers at 73 Madison avenue or in he visitors' register book at any hotel as the bands from the owns which have the largest ree- stratlon will be invited to play t carnival next year, It was announced today. The dancing- party which was ilanned for the bands Saturday fternoon from 2:00 o'clock until :oo o'clock will be held on. the Ciaritfge hotel roof, rather than t the Ellis auditorium as was originally planned. 10 me remote olaces of the United „ Stales by nMUfall of the next day.' | (u nning for a seat In Congress Ln.\ora is the only other town In ---- ,..., o . v . „ o*_at m X-ULI(JlCi3 Is Lawrence Smith of St. Louts, above, who works for WPA and Mlsslsslonl countv where mnl] will ab °ve, who works for WPA and M nicked no on tint dav as there su PPorts a wife and two children "re onlv two alroorts In the coimtv. Mall win be picked up at 30 points in Arkansas. The local committee also made >lans for the showing of a film at the Rltz theater and o publicity program. on $56 a month. Seeking the post now occupied by Thomas C. Kennings, Jr., a Democrat, Smith says there would bo some changes made In WPA If he were elected. He's counting on votes from 26,000 fellow WPA work«RI In St. Louis. Bees, during hot weather, suck up water Into their honey sacs and carry It to the larvae in the hive. WEATHER Arkansas—Probably showers tonight and Friday. Memphis and vicinity — Mostly cloudy tonight and Friday, proba- Wy occasional showers; not much change in temperatui-e; lowest temperature tonight, 58 to 60. i The maximum temperature hero yesterday was 79. minimum 48, partly cloudy with .01 of an Inch rain- j foil, according to Samuel F. ^^or^i». i official weather observer.

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