The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 16, 1936 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, July 16, 1936
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VOL XXXIII—NO. 10:5 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEW! .. TTils DOMINANT NEWSPAPER ov NOIUTUUHT ARKANSAS AND ROIITHFARV \unRnm>i AND BODTHEA8V MI88OU1H Courier B)yth«ille Dtily Newi — Blythtvllie Henld MlMlMlppl vnier Ltxltf W-YTIIKVII,!,]-;, AUKANSAS, TIHJIISDAY, JULY 1/5, I9!)fi SINGLE COrifift FIVE CENTS Anned_Man_^naces King Edward IMiicecl Under Arrest, He Denies Intention lo Kill Sovereign LONDON. July lii (Ul'>—A middle-aged eccentric sprang at King Edward VIII. during a royal procession near Buckingham palace today, nourishing a revolver and apparently making an attempt to assassinate, the king. Bystanders and police pounced »n the man and ovenwwered him. At. Scotland Yard tiie assailant gave his name as George Andrew Million, of London, and described himself as a journalist. He is partially crippled, middle- aged and slightly bald. Tlie evidence presented at a hearing in uow Street police court seemed to tend toward indicating he is harmless. Mahon was rather incoherent, and denied any intention or desire to hurt the king. He said he merely wanted lo "protest" but did not say what !»• desired to protest. N'o Shol Kireil 'Hie assailant did not succeed In Iliing a shot. Tlie king's horse, eye witnesses said, was struck cither by the flying revolver or by some other missile and pranced slightly but the king quickly controlled his charger and resumed Ihe procession. Tlie official Scotland Yard version of tlie affair said: "During Ihe return journey of Ihe royal procession from the presentation of the colors to a brigade of guards in Hyde Park this morning a man pushed his way to the front of the crowd near Wellington Archway in Constitution Hill. "Exactly what happened has not yet been ascertained. A revolver fell in tlie roadway between tiie king and the troops following him. The man was immediately arrested and taken to Hyde Park police station. No shot was fired. "Tlie revolver was found to lie leaded in four of its five chambers." Tlie street was lined with closely massed people. Tlie king was riding his brown charger, Cobham, at the head of (5.0CO guardsmen. King Remains Calm The king hailed only a moment SUM appeared quite calm and undisturbed. The procession then resumed its way to the. palace. Later the king wenl to York New Owner Redecorates, Refurnishes Glencoe Hoel The Glencoe Hotel is .being repaired, redecorated and refurnished following its purchase, by R. J. Martinetli. of Memphis. U now being operated by Ills brother, E. A. Martinetti, and j Mrs. Marlinetti, who plan lo reopen Ihe coffee shop laler. The holel I.s being redecorated in an aluminum paint with Ivory and mahogany on the interior. The repairs Include a" new roof. The 41 bedrooms have been refurnished. Associated with Mr. tinct Mrs. Martinetli in operating Ihe hotel Is Paul May. Mr. and Mrs. May recently came here from Mem- Pulling tor Townsonrl Plan phis. The new owner has ulso purchased the Forked Deer hotel at Dyersburg. Tenn. SUPPLIES Prices May Be Higher But Drouth Will Restill in No Shortage WASHINGTON, July 10 (UP) — I The agriculture department today assured the county that despite the drouth there is enough food on hand 10 feed the nation for the next n months. Supplies of, many staple commodities, how-,' ever, are below normal. l Prices of many commodities will \ After a detailed study of the nation's food stocks, Dr. A.. G. Black, chief of the bureau of ag-.; I'lcultural' economics, estimated' that .the lotal food supply for (.omeslic consumption and export is only about three per cent less than in 1935-30 and one less than in 1934-315. ciicered rente. by crowds en From the stories of various witnesses the assailant was roughly trealcd. One man said: "He was attacked and Hung to the police forced their on all ground way through sides but and pulled him to his feet. They had great trouble in forcing him through tlie crowd. People were in a frenzy, shouting and gesticulating. The nun also shouted and struggled. The king showed the steadiness ot his nerves by motoring out to Coombc Hill golf course near London this afternoon and playing a round. He is due to leave shortly for :i vacation in France and it is believed that today's incident-will not alter his plans. Closiuu Stock Prices Hii(h< School Student; < Is Drowning Victim UTI'I.E HOCK. July 1(1 (UP)-.- Tlie biiily of lindolph Chandler, -'(I local lili'h school student', u is fm-m] in (I,,. Arkansas river here about, (i A. M. today by lie Lawsuit, a lishiTiimn. Chandler had urn missing :;'ne; hi left llu- home df his gruml- luOuT. J. c. Chandler, al Nashville, • Ark.,' last Sunday. Anlhor- illei arc eonduellnv, an Invcstl- t itlou. KiH'cs Spy (ilium- Fowan Dies of Injuries! Sustained in Wisconsin i Highway Accident CHIPPEWA PALLS. Wis.. July! l(i (UP)—Louis Murphy, Junior' United States senator from Iowa was killed and his wife and two other companions were injured today when his automobile plunged over an embankment near here. Murphy died en route lo St Joseph's hospital. He had been! pinned under the machine. ! Mrs. Murphy was being treated] for chest injuries by Dr. J. A.' Kelly at Ihe hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Murphy, wilh Mr and Mrs. Fred Woodward, all of Dubutiiie, towa, were returning home from a camp near Hayward f when the accident occurred. Mis. Murphy was reported in a serious condition from shock. She was brought here in the same ambulance with the senator, who died on Ihe way. Tlie others escaped with slight lacerations, hospital attendants reported. Woodward, publisher of the Diibuque Telegraph-Herald, w a s cut about tlie head and suffered a chest injury. Mrs. Woodward was suffering from shock and bruises. l j ensacola, Fla. Airmen Die In Wreck Near Miirfreesboro, Tcnn. MURPREESBORO, Tcnn., July 1C (UP)—A. J. Yassay and Oliver Lamaster. both of the Peiusacola. Fla. naval air base, were killed shortly after noon today when their airplane crashed on a farm near Walter Hill, Tcnn., 7 miles from here. The plane was reported to have burned beyond immediate identification when It'crashed on a farm some distance from the- highway. | Both bodies were burned and mutilated beyond recognition and Identification was made from letters in the pockets of one and baggage which was thrown clear of The burning plane. The plane nose-dived down Into a potato field. 100 yards 'rmii the home of Kaseoni Knoit. a farmer. It plowed a deep hole in the ground and bounded 25 feet. The fliers apparently were headed toward Sky Harbor, local airport, when they landed in a thunderstorm. One of the bodies nas hurled through a barbed wire fence. Tlie other was completely burned in the plane. Senatorial Candidate Fails to Make Address Bill Denman of Prescott, candidate for the Democratic nomination for United Slates senator, failed to put in his appearance for a scheduler! address at the courthouse here last night. Frank c. Douglas, local attorney, v/no was slated to Introduce the candidate, said he had received no word as to the reason for Mr. Den- inan's failure to appear- or to his future plans for a speaking engagement here. Confidence of Setllemenl ] Is Lxprcssecl by Mayor Cecil Shane Mayor Cecil Shane today expressed confidence lluit the suit, filed recently In federal district! court at Jonesboro by city hall and city IK*]mill bondholders against Ihe city of nlyt'iievllle would be settled when all the fuels were made known lo the plaintiffs. He said the city council had raised Ihe city hall lax levy fro 22 mills lo 2.7 mills this year to fielp catch up on bonds., The city refunding bond issue tax levy, not involved in the suit, bus aKn besn raised one mill and the additional .5 mill levy" for the city park bond issue makes the entire. year t'nan last year. fvfenlton is made In the complaint of the bondholders regarding approximately $0,000 allegedly diverted from the bond fund during the Hurry:. Brown administration. U has always been generally under-' stood that the diversion was for furniture and lixlnres for the new city 'hall building largely. NEW YORK. July 1C. .... Trading lightened on the stock exchange today as t'hc market ran into profit taking after its recent rise into new highs since 1931. Opening irregular, the list advanced iintil early afternoon when a general decline developed. A. T. and T 171 1-3 Anaconda Copper ... 37 5-3 Beth, steel 52 3-4 -i New York Cotton NEW YORK. July 16. (UP) — otton closed barely steady. Chrysler Cities Service ' Coca Cola Gen. Am. Tank Gen. Electric Gen. Motors Int. Harvester McKesson-Robbins . Montgomery Ward .. N. Y. central Packard Phillips Pet Radio St. L.-S. F 2 1-8 Simmons Beds 33 3-8 Standard of N. J 63 1-2 Texas Co 39 u - S. Smelting 79 1-4 u - S. steel 62 1-4 Warner Bras. . 11 i-j Zonllc ., n i.o . 115 5-8 . 4 3-4 . 107 1-4 . 52 1-2 . 40 . 59 1-2 . 83 1-8 . 8 7-8 . 44 1-8 . 40 1-8 . 11 . 44 II 3-4 July Dec ]247 Jan 124B Mar 1244 May 1244 high - low close 1332 1341 1330 1330 1248 1260 1245 124G 1255 1242 1242 12;K 1238 1238 1250 1237 1237 1250 1236 1236 S|»ts close dquiet at 1340. ofT 3. Spot Average Is 13.11 The average price of 7-8 Inch middling cotton on the 10 leading spot markets today was 13.11, the Blylheville Board of Trade reports. New Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS. July 16. (UP) —Cotton closed steady. • open hieh low close July 1327 1327 1320 1320 Oct 1248 1257 1242 1242 Dec 1244 1253' 1236 1236 Jan 1241 12-15 1241 1232b Mar 1240 1247 1232 1232 May 1249 1245 1230 1230 S]x>ts closed, quid ft 1307. up I Arthur Winfield Rhodes Enrolled at Annapolis CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. — Arthur Winfield Rhodes, 19, eldesl son of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Rrodes of this city, enrolled Tuesday in t'ne U. S. Naval academy at Annapolis, Md., a telegram from him yesterday stated. He is a graduate of Steele high school, later, attending Arkansas state college at Jonesboro and the University of Illinois. His appointment was thru Senator Bennett c. Clark. His father is cashier of the National Bank of carufncrsvll!?. The family formerly lived at Stcelr. Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS. Ill. July Hi. (UP)—Hogs 3,500. Top 10.80. 110-30 Ibs., 10.60-210.75. 140-160 Ibs., S.00-10.50. Bulk sows, 7.75-850. Cattle 2,000. Steers 825. Slaughter steers 5.00-8,50. Mixed yearlings ant! hellers. 5,507.50. Slaughter heifers, 4.00-850. • Beeg- cows, 3.75-4.75. Cutters and low cutters. 250-3.50. East Arkansas Delegates Ask Action by State Commission LITTLE ROCK. July 1C. (UP)—1 A delegation of East Arkansas citizens today formally requested the state highway commission and Gov J. M. Futrell for a black top surface on state Highway 70. Delegates, in urging that trie route be surfaced, argued that it is the most, [raveled road In eastern Arkansas. Governor Futrcl! received tile delegation in his ofTice and then referred them to the highway commission, which was in session to receive bids" on ten construction projects in Pulaski, Dallas, Carroll, Monlgomeiy, Crawford. Htmp- stead. Columbia, Drew and Desha cornties. The commission, after meeting with the delegation, said [heir request would be taken up at Its next meeting. The road passes through . West Memphis, Mariantia. Stuttgart; Pine Bluff, Catnden, Magnolia and to I the Louisiana slate line. pHingcd linr.flsomc, reckless Pck-r Henderson, lakini; \vilh him" Jill the romnnlic hopes of the j'ir] lie liad married only an hour before. Read Nanl Jones' Ncv i • • Story So (Much for Love Twenty Pemiscot Boys Take CCC Examinations i CARUTHERSVILLE. Mo—Twcn- I ty Pemiscot county boys reported to the CCC camp at Hayll. Tuesday for examinalion. in response to the first call of tr^s nature received by the relief office here since its re-opening July l, according t 0 Mrs. Agatha Wllks. who has charge of the office. Those included in the call are: Caruthcrsville—Bonnie Blagbtirn. Paul Eastwood. Robert Lee Hurt. Hendrix Irons. Harry Nokes. Ellis Slannil, w. B. Troutt. Haytl—Qarfleld Baskln, Eugene Holt, james Norman, William F Wallace. Steele—Joe Chapman, Henry Gaskins. Odle Smith. Pascola—Robert Duncan, J w Fields, mines Odom. Braggadocio—Lemuel Cobb. Cooler—Elmer Jones. 'Portageville—Clifford Barker. Hegins On Page Today K) and I lorsc Show Will Be New Atli'aclions ill County Exposition The catalogue 1 of the 1030 Mississippi county fair, listing more I than $a.OOO In cash prr/oi to !«• awarded during Ihe six-day exposition, September '29 lo October 4. .will be ready for dlxlrllm- tlon tomorrow, It was iiunnunccd today by J. Mell Brooks, secretary. Besides by fur the greatest prize. list ever offered, this year's fair which will he Ihe first to be held In tin- new fairgrounds, will piv- si-iil moil- in Ihe wiiy of entertainment than has ever been at-, templed at a Mississippi county fttl" In Ihe past. Horse racing, both harness and running, will be Ihe chief new attraction. Pour days of racing are scheduled, with $3.015 hi MF>i prizes offered. Another new feature will bo a horse show, wllii 51.000 in cash prizes offered winners in a vtirlclv of classes Including chlldreil : s ponies, plantation walking horses. galled horses and roadsters. Thcic will be .s|iecl:il ladies classes' and special classes fur Mississippi 'inny owner-riders. $-',000 for I'arm Inhibits The cash, prize llsl for Ihe. regular agricultural ami livestock exhibits amounts to $2,COO. There will be departments . for community exhibits, boy.s and girt., club exhibits, floral and horticultural exhibits, women's work and art. as we'll as for Individual agricultural exhibits, soybeans, (Mill- try anil all kinds of livestock The negroes of the. county will have an exhibit of their own, In charge of Ihe five negro Smllli- Hughcs teachers of Ihe county. The entertalnmen program has not yet been completed but one major attraction for which the contract has already been signed will be the famous WLS Barn Uancc. Eighteen members of organization of radio entertainers including Lulu Belle anil Scotlyl will give performance aflenioon' and night in front of the grandstand on the opening day of the fair, Tuesday, September 29. General admission lo this year's fair will be 25 cenls. Children lie- tween Ihe ages of 12 and 16 will be admitted for 10 cents and children under 12 will be adiuit- :ed free. There will be two days, including Sunday, on which children up lo 10 years of age will be admitted free. Association' Officers Directors of (he Mississippi County Fair association will be In general charge of the fair They are: c. H. Wilson, president, Hale Jackson, vlco-prcsldcnt, Jeff Roland, treasurer, J. Mell Brooks, secretary, G. L. White. C G. Smith. J. A. Leech, R. d Hughes and Russell Phillips. Communities in charge of various phases of the program are: Premiums — J. O. Fulierton, chairman, Miss Cora Lee Coleman, Joe E. Walker, C. G. Smith Livestock—G. L. White, chairman, C. G. Smith, John Craln, L. G. Nash, Joe Craig, Fred Wahl, W. H. Frasler, J. B. Wilson, G. A. Looney, E S. Driver. R. S Hudson. M. D. Reed. Joe E Walker. Floral and Art—R. P. Klrsh- ner, chairman, Mrs. B. A. Hugg, Mrs. George Uarham, Mrs. R H Jones. Mrs. J. w. Miller. Shows and Conccssions-C. H. Wilson, chairman, J. Mell Brooks Fred S. Saliba. Hale Jackson' Russell Phillips. Racing—Zal B. Harrison, chairman, Jeff Roland, superintendent of speed, C. G. Smith, R. D. Hughes. Poultry—K. E. Blaylock, chairman. Miss Cora Lee Coleman Joe E. Walker. Community Exhibits and Boys and GlrLs and Women's Departments—J. O. Fullertoii. chairman, Miss Cora Lee Coleman, Joe E. Walker. J. L. Damcron. Soybeans—Jesse Taylor, chairman. John Bearden, J. p. Tompkins, John Smothemian, Ed Wlldy. Horse show—L. G. Nash, chairman, John Crain, C. O. Smith. Chicago Wheat open high low close Jul. 160 1-4 108 105 3-8 100 Sop 106 1-2 108 105 1-8 105 3-4 Four that spy activities have been widespread over the nation was intimated after Department of Justice officials arrested John S. Si (impedes Delegates in Surprise Address al Cleveland Meeting I'UDLIC HAI.L, Cleveland, July lii. (Ul'l—Challenging President Roosevelt as a "liar and uelrayer," rldlniliiiK the Republican candidacy of Ciov. Alf M. Lnndon, and Unk- ing both with communism's Earl lirowder, i-Mllicr'Charles S Cough- lln today stampeded the Townseml iiL-nsiou plan national convention into formal endorsement, of Rep, William Lemke, Union party can- dlilnte for president, of tlie United iSlates. Three (Irouus Allied Father C6ughlln appeared as po- lltlcal associate, personal guest, and | surprise speaker of Dr. Francis E. Tmvnsend. Perspiring, coat o(T, col-- lar, Father Coughlln hit ora- 1 lorlcnl heights. An hour, previously Ihe priest, I'iie doctor and the Rev. Gerald L. K. Smith, leader of "Simre Our Wealth." agreed at n breakfast table conference, to support Lemke. For smith and Father Coujhlln that may have meant the support of fhelr organizations, "Share Our Wealth," and the National Union for social justice. Opposition In Organization lint n hand of determined directors of the Townsend movement iuis bitterly opposing any cfloft to assign the Townsend organization lo Lcmkc. "Dr. Townsend Is n dictator no longer." one of the organization's directors had said in explaining that life convention would .be pre- [•"arniworlh on it charge of sell Inti U, S. navy secrets to Japan• agents. Farnsworth, formerly lieutenant-commander In Ihe navy, shown In custody, plnitleij not guilty. vented, if possible, from 'endorsing Lemko for president. Townsend's announcement', today for Lemke was In contrast to his slntement 'nerc Monday thai unless the convention cndorse_d>a candidate he would vote for. Laildon not guuiy l *- '"• »u<nu vote ior.1 — — :— —_ ns "Ihe lesser of two evils." CarnlhersviHe Man Succumbs to Heat CARUTHERSVILLB, Mo. — Funeral services were held here Wednesday afternoon for John Her- ' man Richards. 43, w'no was found dead here In a room at 10 o'clock- Monday night, death being attributed to the heat. Tills was, so far as is known, Caruthcrsvllle's first heat death. Richards was (he son of the late Mr, and Mrs. L. E. Richards, and an employe of Bill Dvc. local roadhouse operator. He was born In Gibson county, Tenn., and moved to this city when about 25 years old. lie was not married. Services were held at Hie home of Mrs, Virgil bavls, a sister, and interment was al Little Prairie cemetery. Other surviving brothers and sisters are Robert A. Richards Carl Richards, Fred Richards, and Mrs J. E. Green. Calls for C o o p e r a I ion Among Italy, Germany, I*ranee and Great Britain ROME. July 1(1 (UP)—Premier Denlto Mussolini is drafting a peace 'consolidation plan which lie intends lo offer the great western European powers. It was said authoritatively today. Tlie plan would provide for cooperation of Italy, Germany France and Great Britain within the framework of the League of Nations. It Is a modification of Mussolini's old four-power pact, designed to insure peace for ten years. Jubilant over his conquest of Ethiopia and tlie Apparently complete defeat of the League of Nations in its effort to hinder him, Mussolini hopes that the inlernalional situation will be clarified soon to a degree that will permit him lo submit Ills plan. Primarily the plan is intended to stop the; drift of European powers into two factions, potential encmtes In a war which all continental peoples envisage with dread. Mussolini intends lo propose consultation by the four great j powers on afl mailers of Intcr- n;itlonnl concern. If, as is represented, it were negotiated within the framework of tlie League of Nations, it would necessitate Germany's return to the League I from which it re-signed In October. 19:0. but Adolf Hitter Is. R-illliiB lo rejoin the League on satisfactory terni» and full equality of status. Ward Avenue Paving Will Be Started Soon CARUTHERSVILLB, Mo — Gco. Garrett sr., WPA foreman, today said paving of Ward Avenue was expected to start tills weekend or early next week. A two-block section, between Seventh and Eighth streets, has been blocked off. and sand, gravel, and machinery has b!en placed in readiness. Garrett said no further excavation would be. done on the south end of the street until parts of the upper end had been paved. The street, the main thoroughfare of the city, Is being widened five feet on either side. Delay iii arrival of materials to complete paving caused citizens and business men to protest. Huffman Farmer Grows Corn for 12,OCG Brooms Chicago Corn July Sep. open high 88 3-4 89 85 ,87 low close 87 3-4 8Sb 85 ' " ,87b I Stanton pepper, of Huffman, is now harvesting ten acres of broom corn, from which he expects to ob-! tain enough straw for 12,000 \ brooms. He has established a small | factory on She place, with two ex-' perienccd broommakcrs, to convert the straw into brooms. There Is no difficulty In finding a market for tlie brooms, Pepper] said, and the profit from the crop compares favorably with that frm | cotton. He raked a smaller quantity last year and manufactured about 4.800 brooms. The broom'corn Is cut green and 'nung up indoors to cure for several wceku before it is ready for manufacture. ' j Fined $100 For Driving While Drunk Clyde Doss, nsgro. was fined $100 on a charge of driving while intoxicated by Judge Doyle Henderson in municipal court this morning. The fine is the minimum for the offense. WEATHER Arkansas — Partly cloudy, continued warm tonight and Friday. Memphis and vicinity — Partly cloudy tonight and Friday. Possibly local thundershowers. Not: much change In temperature. The maximum temperature lierfl yesterday was 96, minimum 77, clear, according to Samuel P. Nor- rls, official weather observer.

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