The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 7, 1934 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 7, 1934
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Served by United Prea* PLYTHEVllXE GOTMER NEWS '" 1B «»«»*» WKWHPAPKR Of NORTHKA ^"^ VOL. XXXI—NO. 43 TUB ytheville Dally News Blythevllle Ccurtei Mississippi Vhllej' leader Blythevllle Herald i- NEWBPAPKK Of NORTHKA tfl' ARKANHA8 AND BODTHlAffr MISSOURI KI.YYTHKV1LLK, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, MAY 7, HOME EDITION SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS CHIChtiO JAIL CELL LIKELY FOR INSULL Robfes Kidnaping Suspecf Confesses TELLS OFFICERS ' Marry Hepburn? He Won't Tell WHERE TD Mrs. Croker Is In House Race bsse Enters Mexico to Briny Back 6-Year-old Arizona Girl. NOGALES, Ariz., May 7. (UP>Department of Justice operatives reported today that they had arrested the man believed to have kidnaped June Rubles and that he had told them where the 6- year-old daughter of Fernando Robles, wealthy rancher, could be lound. Officers said the suspect was being held incommunicado "somewhere in Santa Cru/. county, Arizona." They said he was an American. He was reported to have admitted his alleged connection with the kidnaping and to have named an accomplice. The umn was arrested, department of justice operatives said, on a clue furnished a week ago Sunday.; by Eva Coleman, negro, a Fort Huachuca restaurant proprietress, who also was in custody. Fosse Enters Mexico Department of justice agents also led a posse of 22 peace oil leers into the Huachtica hills, across the border. They had a working agreement with Mexican officials permitting them to cross the line. i ! • Officers said the alleged accomplice. Is-.a Mexican. .. , The accomplice, officers said 'the> suspect tfilcT'therh, 'Is holding the girl in a shack concealed in the "badlands" on the Mexican side of the border. A desolate territory of box canyons, steep arroyos. and rugged hills covered with sage brush and grease wood extends for miles on both sides of the bonier. An El Paso. Tex., department of justice investigator, familiar with the border country, was said 10 have captured the suspect. Federal agents, who had been concentrated in Tucson, left by airplane Immediately for Nogales, to ] lead the hunt for June and the alleged accomplice. Since 12 of the'fedeial investigators flew from Los Angeles shortly after June was kidnaped April 25 their plane has uetn kept wanned up for any even-1 tuality. Other federal men re-| mained in Tucson, Phoenix and if).other centers to cover every 1m-' portnnt point where there 'might ue a development in tlie case. Spread False Story The suspects had paid the Fort Huachuca restaurant proprietress She's 'Prize High School '\\ Body of Man, Skul^Crush- ecl, Found in Mississippi Near Carulhersville. CAnUTHERSVILLE, Mo., Mny 1 —The unidentified body of a man, about 45 years old. was found caught in a drift on tluj Mississippi river about a half mile below Uiis city here at noon today i>y ii 12-year-old youth. A crushed skull and marks about the face ami head led authorities to agree the man hud been killed or tatally injured before the body had been placed in tlie river. The body apparently had been in the water from ei^ht to 24 hours. It was clothed In a blue work shirt and troupers and tat) and while sport shoes. Except lor a slight fringe of hair about Ihe temples the river victim was bald-headed. Examination disclosed that the slain man apparently welshed about 160 pounds and was 5 leet, B inches tall. A fisherman, summoned to the scene'of the find by. the youth, towed the body to shore. A coroner's inquest was to be held. Authorities were investigating ' leads which they leiused to divulge. A name nationally famous in linlitics of a generation DEO will ajiiioar on n June primary ballot, when Mrs. linla Croker. aljove, IJoiiiiu-Eat, makes tlie face fur u House Ff>at fj-om the I'ourtli t'lorliln district. Hlie IK I tic widow of Hichairt Croker. one-time noted Tain' to disseminate a false report a week ago Sunday, according to Chief Criminal Deputy Sheriff Oliver White. Tlie Coleman womnn was said to have told officers that a mini resembling descriptions of the al- 0. Hovvton Stricken While Visiting His Wife at Memphis Hospital. LUXORA, Ark. — Dr. Oleander Howton, prominent Mississippi county physician, died at the Memphis Baptist o'clock today. 24 hospital at hours after was stricken critically ill i visiting his wife at the same hns- leged kidnaper had visited her restaurant and ordered food tor a girl wlio was accompanying him. The girl, It was said, refused to eat. The man, she said, was armed and had other firearms In his car. Laler she repudiated her story, where she is recuperating from a major operation. Dr. Howton was apparently ii good health when lie motored to Memphis to spend the day will Mrs. Howton. Shortly after entering her room he collapsed am died without regaining consciousness. officers said. Government agests He wns a native of Dawson became suspicious. Experienced Springs. Kentucky, and was educat- meii were summoned from the Eljed at the University of Tennessee. " Knoxville. He came to Mississippi county 25 years ago anci settled at Osceola, where he pr.ic- Paso office of the department of' Knoxville. He came to Missis- jus I Ice. She was said to have admitted today that. Ihe suspect had paid her to spread, the story. His object, officers said, was to determine whether officers actually had called off their manhunt pending negotiations for Die child's return. When some 300 police descended on Fort Huachuca in answer to her story the man felt Is was unsafe to pursue further his attempt* at negotiations with the Hobles family and fled across the border with June, officers said they had leaned. This accounled for the apparent collapse of ransom negotiations last week. Shank Case Delayed LITTLE ROCK, Kay 7.- (UP)— The appeal of Mark H. Shank Akron. O., attorney, convicted killer of heard a family by the. court loday. week. of four, Arkansas VISITORS PHII5E Southern Home Economics Leaders Entertained at Shawnee Yesterday JOINER, Ark.—Twenty-five dis- .iuguished leaders in home eco- •.omics education from twelve southern states and Washington. D. c., were guesls ol the home economise department of Shawnee Consolidated school at a lea in the :iew home economics cottage on :he campus Friday afternoon. They drove over from Memphis following the closing session of the 16th annual conference, soutli- regional supervisors, held at ffotr-1 Peabody last week, and after luncheon in the home economics cottage at Marion continued to the Shawnee school where the> were received by Miss Wlllodeaii McCarlams. home economics teacher, who was assisted in entertaining by girls of the home economics department and members ot the Shawnee P.-T. A. "The visit to the Shawnee cottage alone would have been wortl Ihe trip to the regional conference, had there teen nothing else on the program." was tiie enthus iasti ccomiiieiii of Miss Beulah I Coon of the U. S. office of education, Washington. "This making use of local materials al small cost to demonstrate comfortable living in artistic surroundings is the idea we want to put across." she said. The Shawnee cottage, constructed of native cypress logs, with labor donated by citizens of the community and boys of the vocational agriculture department of the school, and furnished at :, cost The local Driver Critically Injured in Accident Near Canady Switch. A man, believed to b» K !' Crocker, age uhniii IU), of Wardell, Mo., was brought in the Hly- tlieville Jiosnltal this iilternoon In mi unconscious condition with serious Injuries received when u cm he wns driving. Is suld lo have crashed Into a Cotton Belt tiiiin at a Highway 61 crossing north of Ci'iuulv Switch. Mo. Crocker was suffering from concussion. Internal Injuries, and umerous cuts nnd bruises about he face, head, arms, and body. )r. F. L. Husbands said his con- ition appeared to be serious. Tlie patient is a dark complex- onrri mnn welching about 180 185 pounds. The only possible dentillcation, until he regains onsclousness. or Is identified by rlends or relatives, is a sales icket from O. P. Tllahman'R store Wardell, Mo., bearing the imme 'E. 1'. Crocker". He wns ruEhctl to the local hos- jital by Dr. Collins of Cunitlii-rs- ville u few minutes following Ihe accident this nflernoon. Complete details of the accident wtre not learned lieie, but Crock- is understood lo have driven his car Into the side, of the train al the crossing, apparently fail- n» lo see it in lime lo stop his car. America's typical hioh school girl Is Treva Scoit. -Pasadena, Calif, above, if film judges can be Lelieved. She has been chosen frou 1.000 contestant to play the lead in. a Hollywood production und signed to a long-term Tournament of Roses contract. Treva was queen In her home city lust New of Ihe 193^ Year's Day. 1T1H JIPNESE TRIE Declares Tariff War to Combal Cotton and Rayon Competition. LONDON, England. May 7. I UP) — Great Britain declared n tariff war agninst Jnnan In the British em-ire today nnd also threatened lo increase t>ie larlff on silk Imports into the United Kingdom. Goaded Into action by the heavy Inroads of Japanese cotton and ravon textiles Into British trade, Ihe government took Its drastic i s:?i> without even waiting for Ja- Wins Fiancee From Brother CHIEF BF _5TnTE5 r.->i" It Sneedinn Former Utility Executive Westward lo Face Trial. O'MOAno. Miv 7 (IJP)-RnniiiiM '"•tin will h» imnblo lo rnl'e the •wpfon inii'i <P"mund"cl by the werrinf'nt lor his'j libert.v nend- 'iin trlrl iiinl fn'roil to >o to Jail, his attorney told the UM"'M| rrpm today;"'! Kluyrt E. Thompson, former su- •>r™m" rourt lustlce and chief »t- 'nrnev for In<ull. said that a 5200,-000 iKintl was "absurd and ab^ •oHitelv out of the nuestiun," an-i 'liat the most sccurttv that could he collected nmonf! Insult's friends was J50.000 or 160000. "We nre hoping that no federal "ourt would au'>rove such an out- ••agCGiis demand, but If thev do, ^ am nfrald Mr. Jnsull will be f orced lo vv to Jail until fomc other arrangement can be made 'n h l s behalf," the attorney declared. : Thompson said he believed a -easoi'iihle amount of bond would *•«• $201100, crmslderinp that' 17 ?lhfr defendants on. the leder»l ndiclmcnls which named Instill •"i nt liberty on ball of only $10,000. • - ; The 14-vear-cild f alien 'monarch's, brother, Martin., J. Insull, is free on $70,000 bond- pending his trial on state charges of embezzlement. the recent British reduction of such nominal cost by Ihe p.-T. A., ill actual cash only $1,200. money was advanced by's renlv to demand for a exports. At the same time he made his announcement, however, Wnlter. Rnnciman, president of Ihe board of trade, did not close llic door o trade pence and Invited Japan j banks wit n bales of cotton donat- before moving loiid by .school patrons as collateral. "The Shawnee collage Is definite proof of the Interest of the community In home economics pio- Jects. for not a dime of the tax :icert medicii Lu.xora. where he was similarly engaged. He was a deacon in the Baptist church and leader of the Men's Bible class. Besides his wife he is survived | payers money went into the build by one daughter. Mrs. John I ing," the v.isltors were told by Miss Thweatt. of Luxora, and a bro-1 Frances Bailey, acting supervisor ol home economics education. in Arkansas, who was official hostess to the group on their visit to th? Marion and Shawnee cottages where homemaking Is taught in home surroundings. ther. Lo nzo Howton, of Osceola, and other relatives In Kentucky. Funeral complete. arrangements are lu- ll will be heard next University of Washington Rifle Team Won Title SEATTLE (UP)— The University or Washington five-man rifle team nre the champion sharpshooters of the United States, was notj They won the honor when they -jpreme f cored 954 points out of n possl- POUTLAND, Ore. (UP)—Coughing of her baby saved Mrs. L. R. Wallace from death when their houseboat caught fire during the night. Screams of the mottwr New Orleans Cotton o compromise. He said It was not necessary :o denounce the Anslo-Japanesc. '.rntle trenly and added: i ' ! The government Is readv al any : lime to give the most careful consideration to any proposals which the Japanese government may de? to bring forward." Dr. J J. Walker Ogens Evangelistic Meeting Two large audiences were In attendance nt the services of the First Christian church yesterday as Dr. J. J. Walker Inaugurated a two weeks evangelistic meeting. Speaking last night uixm thr 'lieme "Prayer" the evangelist led his hearers to a new and larger conception of that mighty fictor. He said in part: "Jesus tells us men onehi always to pray, prayer Is comm i i:ii"fillon with the highest we know, the great universal fieri it u a piivilege. "Jesus '.ft prayer, livvlni' every day his quiet lime befoic his Father, ft was Ills lh»'. g-ive him courage for lie's Inevhnbles. His constancy in this miiller led .his dlsclnles 10 sav. 'Lord, teach us to pray.' All of 'is know how lo pray but we need to be taught to do H ind then all forces in life that i'ave povtr to bring us to our knees b'ifcrc God. probably the •rentesl of these Is adversity. When If 1.eland Hsywarrt Is en hit way lo wed Katbirtn* 'Hepburn, bo won't Ull. Th*' £n«nat«J - tad reported Hjtnct "of*i$i v :'Kni«r (Urn actren refused to confirm pr deajr the rurrT »» be spen.d with Imcr'ltwen when tig changed pl«nei ID Cblcito en route to New York, M ihown here. And Katharine say* ab« has no luch ld«i. Route Is Secret Aboard : Pennsylvania .Railroad Train, Chkago* Bound/ May- 1. IUP)— Samuel Insull, heavily' •niardcd and his route still- secret, : was on the last atage of his long :'£urney from Turkey to Chicago "'~ " <r ''' sublime and sacred us the example of rrave when burdens shadows weight sweep us down, over the c oul. we pray. Mnn has the capacity lo bear suffering when he has learned to pray." Tonight Dr. Walker will continue the theme, using as his subject 'Answered Praver". Services te;in at 7:45 P. M. The public is Invited. And Canadian Drad MONTREAL (UP)— Krunk "Big Mountain" Hill, Ihe oldest Indian on the Iroquots reservation at Caughmvnfa, near here. Is dead. He died after contracting his first illness ol his life—a throat disease. He was In his 88th year, and had lived all his life on the reservation. Freed When Shields 'Repudiates Confession; Shields Given 21 Years. lister Shields' repudiation of his Kensctt bank robbery confession won an Instructed verdict of not Biillty for J. B. Richardson, alleged "brains" rf a Blytheville bandit gang, on trial as accessory lo the robbery, but brought Shields a 21-year sentence at Searcy Saturday. The maximum sentence for robbery was Imposed on Shields after he sprung a surprise by declaring from ihc witness stand that every statement he made to offt- crrs In his confession to Ihe bank. robberv. which he Involved Rlchiirdson and others, was false. Claude F. Cooper .defense counsel. gained an instructed verdict nf nor euiltv from the court after the testimony or Shields, key witness in Ihe stale's case, had been heard. Ihe Shields, youngest member Richardson gang, had en- New York Cotton NEW ORLEANS, May 7 (UP) — Foreign buying was prominent In today's rally on the local cotton exchange when futures closed with gains exceeding $1 n bale. Tin market recovered from a fair sized dip at mid-session and closed near NEW YORK, May 7 (UP' — Cotton closed very steadv. own hlsh low close May 1106 UK) 1106 1120 July 1124 1133 1116 II33 Ot 1I4D 1149 1131 1148 Dec 1153 1160 1143 US') Jan 1159 1168 1150 1167 bie 1,000. Major General Preston r ..„_., Brown and aides inspected 10,000 i the day's lops. targets from schools of the coun-1 open high low try before making the announce- May mo 1115 '1110 ment. The Washington team ts composed of John Goosman, Leo Sul- Itosky, Lewis itndscy, William awakened 3 neighbor, who helped | Striker and James Frazer They the two through a rear window:were coached by Capl Harold to safely. IPrlesl. July Oct Deo Jan March 1116 1131 1148 1102 1170 1133 1143 1158 1162 1170 mi 1126 1140 1161 1167 close 1114 1130 1144 1158 1162 1172b Spots closed steady at 1140, up 22. March 1171 1178 1161 1178 Spots closed quiet at 1145. up 25. Chicago Wheat Mas- July May Juls- open 82 1-2 81 high 85 83 3-8 low 81 3-4 81 close 84 1-2 82 5-8 Chicaao Corn open 4S 3-4 49 1-2 high 48 1-2 fiecanse Arthur Young. -3, worked clays and had time for conning, lie won Lucille May Tomea, 15, l.yuchburb, \'a., from hla brother, Kay Young. 24, her fiance, who worked nights. The betrollieJ pair quarrelleil, Arthur stepped hi lo rush liis courtship in the evenings, and so lie and Lucille »ent to tlio Los i»ge!c3 n'.ar- license burett, as shown her*. Legion Meets Tonight The Dud Cason post ot the American Legion will meet a the armory. 1:30 o'clock, tonight it has been announced by Neil Reed, post commander. Closing Stock Prices NEW YOKK, May 7 (UP) — "he slock market today sank lo ,ew lo<v levels for 1934 In Ihe most active turnover since Febru- ry. The Dow-Jones Industrial average made a new low since No•ember 15. and the utilities since December 27. while the rail nver- iee was the lowest since January 13. A. T. and T 109 1-2 low 46 3-4 49 1-2 Girl Wins Marble Contot CLEVELAND. <UP)—In dlstrlc marble preliminaries of a Create Cleveland tournament, a girl wa. winner among all suburban en close .tiles. The "mibstress" Is Run 41 3-4 White, a real "straight-shooter 50 1-8'of East Cleveltnd. ered a guilty plea several weeks before and sentence had been lihheld pending trial of Richardson. but It was generally believed lhat he was to get off with a 'mall term or suspended sentence. r'oliowing repudiation of his con- ession lie was ordered before the court and sentenced to the maxl- Ar.aconda Copp?r 14 1-2 officers. ' ""•'" The former utilities executive mid he was ready for the "fight if my life" for vlndlc»tlon. The government kept up-th'e se- -.recv' surrounding return of Insull . by hinting that the perty In which he Is 'n' prisoner might change trains en route to Chicago. They boarded a Pennsylvania train whh'i made a special stop at Princeton Junction, 1 N. J., at 10:03 a.m. Takrn From Ship In on amazing- 24-hours Insull had been taken without ceremony from the steamship Exilona, lyin? off Sandy Hoo kand rushed by a govcrnicnl cutter to Port Hancock. whence he was transferred by motor lo the junction point where the train for Chicago was boarded. He faces charges of embezzlement In Chicago. • ----With him was his son, fiamuer fnsull jr.. who had- met the one time multimillionaire at sea to of- 1 fer him aid and comfort on the lest thousand miles of his 7.000- mlle trip. Their meeting was the only moment of emotion shown *by Insull upon his arrival. The government still maintained tiie atmosphere of mystery on the maneuvers by which It Inlends'to deliver Insull to Chicago for trial without the Interpteitlon of possible legal obstacles by Ihe former magnate's attorneys. FXmr automobiles, escorted by state troopers, bounced the prisoner and the accompasylng parly of government officials and correspondents in rapid order over the 41 miles from Fort Hancock to the Junction. On the way the party passed the great Freehold, N. J., electric plant, once a part of Insull's great possessions. Pom for Pfctares Al the Junction Insull maintained his calm courtesy and permitted photographers again to take mum J. term for such an offense. B. Richardson had been Bethlehem Heel 34 3-4 Chrysler 42 3-8 Cities Service 23-4 Coca Cola Ill General American Tank 36 7-8 General Electric 20 1-8 General Mo'.ors International Harvester 35 7-8 Middlewost Utilities 1-4 Montgomery Waid 25 1-4 New York Central 27 3-8 Packard 41-4 Phillips Petroleum 173-4 Radio Corp • 71-2 Simmons Beds 16 1-8 St Louis-San Francisco 3 Standard of N. J 42 7-8 Texas Co 24 3-8 U. S. Steel 44 6-8 brought from Tucker prison farm, where he was serving a flve year erm for a robbery which occurred here. Richardson was at liberty under Indefinite furlough on Feb. 18 when the Kensett robbery occurred. He was alleged to have been the brains back o! the $1,800 hold-up. Aaron Richardson, brother of J. B., and Vernon G*»n, brother-in- law, are serving seven year terms Imposed ntter entering guilty pleas, In connection with the rob- 33 l-4|bery, several weeks ago. Both ad- nltled being principals In the robbery after Shields confessed and rinmed them. Shields' confession came soon after officers found over $400 In cash secreted In c'othes worn by Shields and Aron Rlch- atdson when they were jailed here as suspects. pictures. There was one stipulation, however: "If you're goln? to take my picture." he commanded, "you're go- Ing to do if ts I say. I want all- these men taken with me." And he gathered around him the little group of correspondents wro had accompanied him across the ocean. During the camera ceremony he talked const»ntly. "Be courteous." he said, "you'll get all the pictures you want. Don't g«t In front of each other and don't get In each other's way." H was Insull who thus became the real master of ceremonies. He chatted with the correspondents out not about his case, until the train, which had left New York an hour earlier, rolled Into the Junction. The British national anthem Is credited to John Bull, a British composer and organist. WEATHER Arkansts—Fair tonijht and Tuesday. Memphis and vicinity—F»lr tonight and tomorrow,

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