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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 19, 1938
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOUJAIIS XXXV—NO, (>!!. Blylhevlllc, Cornier Ulytlievilla Herald JTIIE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOUIU Only One of Eight Accused Of Harboring Gangster In Jail LITTLE ROCK, May 19. cup>All defendants -who are charged with liar-boring Alvin KnrpLs in Hot Springs In 1915 K-erc fret-'an bond . today except Cecil Brock former lieutenant of detectives In charge of the division of Investl- at ffot Springs. Brock was expected to |x>stboml and lie released later today. Trial of Ihe defendants will he held at the fall term of federal court. Conviction would mean a maximum .sentence of two years in prison. Agents of the Federal Bureau of Ir'vesll'atlon said last night (hat Ilicy had completed their rouud- i-n of JHT.SOIJS accused of uldlng lu Ihe "hiding out" in Hot Springs (if Karpls, one-lime Public Enemy N'o. 1. '1'lie eighth person to lie arrested was Mrs. Grace Goldstein alias Mrs. Alvin Karpls of Hot Springs Flie was Inkcn in custody last night at Los Angeles as she was M-cparlng to board a steamer for Honolulu. ier real name r . Cfficrrs said thai 1.. „ I-; Jewell Laverne Grayson, She formerly operated a rooming house "ii upper Central avenue In Hot FprlHBs. Flic is said to have' told officers that she married Karpls In New York alt hough she did not then know his real identity Mississippi Valley Leader " ~ — BiyUicvilie Pally News ' K1.YT11KVI1.I.U, ARKANSAS, T1IUIISDAY, MAY JS), 1938 Rotarians Hear Memphian Discuss "Advertising" Wallace Widner, of Memphis, was the (juesl speaker nt (lie weekly Imirhpoii meeting of the notary club ai the Hotel Noble today. The subject of ills talk was "Advertising." Guests H i the meeting today worn: H. \V. McMillan, (1 f Arka- delphin, E. V. Hyrd, of Fayclle- ville, and U. S. Branson Congressman Fuller Wants "Cancer Cure." Claims Investigated WASHINGTON, May ID. <(/]>,) — Representative Fuller (Dem.. Ark.) Is urging congressional Investigation of what he says are "cancer cure" claims of the .Baker hospital nt 'Eureka Springs, Ark. He lias recommended the broadening of a resolution by Kcpresenlalive Scott (Dem.. Cal.) calling for investigation of the American Medical Association, fo provide for Investigation of the hospital also. Fuller said Norman Dnker. operator of the hospital, invited investigation and (hat an inquiry should be made to "ascertain the facts." Fuller said he was motivated solely by desire "to get at the truth of the claims one way or the other." "If he (Baker) lias a fake remedy," Fuller said, "and is perpetrating a fraud upon the suffering American public. I would like foi t to be known, and the American people nre entitled to this knowl- j edge. If he has a cure and is Announcement of Mrs. Gold-1 performing a great work the .'(cms arrest was made here by I lie should be so Informed." E. J. Connelley of Washington,' inspector for the F. B. I., who has pi'rswd the various angles of the Karpis ease In every section of the country.. Those indicted In addition Mrs. Goldstein were: Herbert. ("Dutch") Akers. former chief of detectives of the Hot Springs police department; Cecil Brock, former lieutenant in charge of Identification of the Hot Springs police department; John Stover, wiiley known aviator, operator of the Hot Springs municipal airport; Morris Loftls, caretaker for a.boat landing hear Hoi- Spring.?; Mrs. Al c, Dyer, owner of the boat landing; Connie Morris, alias Ruth Ilamm Hobison, described as a sweetheart of Fred Hunter, Kni-pls lieutenant. All except Mrs. Goldstein and the Morris girl were arrested by F. B. r. agents, headed by Mr. Connelley, at Hot Springs shortly after midnight Wednesday. The Morris girl \vas taken into custody by F. B. I. agents In Louis about 3 a.m. yesterday. St. Pemiscot Farmers Plan War On Grasshoppers CARCJTHEOSVIH,E.Mo., May 19 . - ... - .__.. ... E. 13. Hope, assistant county agent, pronounce the benediction announced yesterday that Pcmiscol Arthur Nelson is direct! Activities Begin Sunday With Baccalaureate Sermon at City Hall . The .pfograrns'fof flic high school baccalaureate to be held Sunday morning at the city hall auditorium and Ihe commencement exercises to be held Friday May ; 27 'when diplomas will be issued .to the largest senior class in the history of Hie school which Includes' 85 students, were announced today. Other senior activities for next week include class day on Monday and class night on Wednesday, May 24. "Faces in the Window" is the subject selected by tbe Rev. George W. Patterson, pastor of the Fjrjrt. Christian church for the baccalaureate sermon. The Rev. Alfred Carpenter, pastor of the First Baptist church, will give the invocation and the Rev. A. W. Harris, Blytheville Methodist circuit, will county farmers are preparing to fight grasshoppers. The hoppers, Mr. nope said, arc beginning to hatch out in fence rows and along banks of the numerous drainage and auxiliary ditches. A number of farmers have reiraiied the presence of the young hoppers. Hope said. A carload of bran is expected early next week, and a shipment of poison has been dispatched Jcf this county. The poison bait will be mixed at the Boevlng Bros, gin at the edge of town, under tbe direction of Percy Wright, appointed to da the mixing by the local insect control committee. The poison mixture can be secured for 30c per hundred pounds. Hope pointing out the small fee was to cover only the expense of mixing. Any <itiantity may be secured, and one hundred pounds will service approximately five acres, Hope stated. ILL T€L YOU BY ~ BOB — BURNS _ Every time I. pick up a magazine. I see where some other woman is out for the title of "the best dressed woman In Hollywood." It's a nice title if you can get It but fs pretty hard on (he husbands. The other (lay a husband came home from a party and he was telling his wife about how nice a certain lady looked at the party, and he said, "I,couldn't help noticing how simply and modestly she was dre.ssed." The wife said, "yes. that woman would do any- Ihing to attract attention," director of the music for the program. He Is assisted by Mrs. Murray Smart as pianist. Felix Borowski's "Adoration" will be used for the Prelude, and Hayden's "O Worship The King" for the choir processional. The members of the class will take their places while Handel's "Largo" Is being played. Following the Invocation, there will be a hymn, "All Hail The Power of JCKUS' Name" by Hold en. The anthem. "Inflammatus Est- Stabat Milter" by Rossini will be sung by a mixed chorus composed of local singers. The offerlory, Liszt's "Ueber- straiitn", which will be played by Mrs. Hives Allen, will precede an octette arrangement of Williams' "Jesus Lover of My Soul" is the final musical number before the Rev. Mr. Patterson's sermon. Herbert Browning, C. G. Redman. Ross Stevens and Tommy Hawkins will make up the male quartette which will sing "Crossing the Bar" by Beazley as the concluding number on the program. Dr. Matt Locke Ellis, director of the library and professor of philosophy at Hendrix college at Con- Bay, Ark., will deliver the commencement address Friday. Musical numbers arranged for the Commencement program nre: a duet. "Bolera". by Miss Marian Tompklns and Miss Sue Ramey; trio, "Cradle Sons," by Miss Geneva Graves. Miss Mary Nell Patterson and Miss Bonnie Jean Buchanan; glee clubs. "A Song of Peace." Mrs. Farmer Bigland and Miss Knthryn Grear will direct the mwslc numbers for the exercises. R. N. Hill of New York City, will be the accompanist. Medals and honors for outstanding Achievement* In the various departments of the school will be presented by W. D. McClmkin, superintendent of scools. c M. Buck, president of the school board will present the diplomas. Australia Saving More SYDNEY (UW-Deposits 111 A«s- iw'.Mmn 8S b! ! nkS lltlvc rcacllKl $937.188,000, an all-time high. Government Discloses Plan To Make Loans On 200,000,000 Bushels WASHINGTON', May ID. (tip) — The agriculture department will make loans lo farmers on MOOOO.- 100 bushels of surplus wheat Ihis year, it was disclosed today. President Roosevelt asked con- press for a supplemental appropriation of J80,0(10 lo license and supervise additional grain elevators in which grain would be '.lored under the plan. "The secretary of agriculture mi-'; that (he 1938 wheat crop a of July I, ma is estimated nt r)50,000.noa bushels and that domes- lie consumption ami export of wheat durlufj the marketing year is estimated at 150.f>00,0!Hl." Acting umlgcl Director Daniel W. Hell advised Ihe house appropriations committee. "He (Secretary of AgrlcnUiirc Henry A. Wallace) advises that under these conditions a loan to producers of whcul on the 1038 surplus of some 2CO.OUO.COO bushels will be necessary." The loans will be made by (lie Commodity Cre.-lll corporation tinder authority orunlcd by (lie new agriculture adjustment, ncl. "To more adequately protect the cnlliilenil of the government !(. is desirable thai, the wheat on which loans are made lie stored in grain elevators licensed and supervised by the government under the United Stales wurchouse act of 1!)1G." Ucll said. Bell also requested $050,000 lo fight emergency and incipient outbreaks of insect pests until July I, 1039. • IMUUI.III III1U Denounces Opnonents In Radio Broadcast; En- forcement'Vigorous WASHINGTON: May 10. (UP) — J. Wdrrcn i\Iar)den. chairman of the National j.jjbor Helnlions hoiml, denounced critics of the Wagner labor aet-.jtodn.v 1 as ouponenls of labor's riyht lo .orcanize and bnr- rajii cn||<4HfveU' ami warned violators of Hie net Hint, the board Intends lo continue its "vigorous enforcement" policy. nenkltior over a nation-wide radio network Madden opened nn ed- ucafionalcamnalen to acouaint the nubile with and lo counlnract criticisms of Ihe board's work. In Die first of a series of atl- •Iresses. ,nlann"d for the near future, lie praised "(hose employers who have led the wa<- toward acceptance of this Ian- atid said that most of the criticism bad come from "editors and nubllcisls who do not read the board's decisions." , Four Will SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Ronii/alion of line 4lh Adjournment Nearer As Work Speeded Up WASHINGTON, Mny 10. (WP> — onsmsslonal adjournment by June •1 appeared nearer lo rcally.iUlon today us pluns were completed to take President Roosevelt's {3,154.- •IIM.OOO recovery bill to the senate Hour Monday. Simultaneously the house aj>- piopiiallon.s committee notified the bnrcun that further re- for deficiency appropriation!) would not bo iicccplcd nftnr .Sal- unlay nlnht. Tim committee wanls to present the llnnl deficiency bill u'\t wiiek, "We don't wnnt the appropriation!) rommlltcn to slnml In thu way of adjournment," one member si'id, Umli'r present plnns each house will sldi-l tin; last lap of ttm cm-rat siwH) with n major 1)111, the senule with lhi> pump pvlui- 11 li measure, and l!i(i wanes and hours Although buildings and slrcels in a 20-mile area around Parmln B - dnle, L. 1., were darkened In the first "blackout" nlr raid r.iiirenvcrs held in this country, attacking "enemy bombers, flying Invisibly beyond the pointing fingers of defense searchlights, (uiickly located tind "destroyed" their "military objectives "-local aircraft factories, The bombers dropped brilliant pamchute Hares, ns pictured above, floodlighting n live-mile circle. Al left, below, a fair. spectator watches the "battle" with run-owed brow. At right, a yoiinj FamiliiKdaler taking the raid seriously, dons a tin pan "helmet" und finds double- barreled safety for himself and his Scoltic In a home-made "nlr raid chamber." '-5 : rr~^ ; r • Victims Begin Taking Pasteur Treatment; Precautionary Measures Ordered The dog, which bit ,five persons and more Ibnn 15 dog.v here several days before It died Tuesday, rabid, if was announced by the r.tale healih department at ' Hock, at IIOOH today. The animal's head was sent to I.ittle Rock ami an examination of that the do? Mrs. T. .). Barnes. Hurt JBrvnnt, its brain revealed died from rabies. From Catholic School Graduation exercises for four students of the Catholic School will be held at Die Church of the fm- maculate Conception Friday nielit at. 7:30 o'clock when the Rev. 1~ J. Thompson, pastor of the church and head of the school, will deliver an addess on "Catholic Youth and Education". The choir of the Immaculate Conception church will sins on (he program. The diplomas will be issued by Ihe Hev. Father Thoitmson following which benediction will be. pronounced. Students who will receive diplomas at the exercises are: Patlv Ann Green. Marian Stemac, Joe Donald Greenwell, and Joe Bauer. New York Coftnn | 15, Lnrry Sharnlln. six, and Billy Schimiek, 12, have already started taking (he Pnslenr treatment, after havm? been bitten Friday afternoon, and John Foster, policeman who was bitten Monday in attempting to capture the do?, plans lo start (aking the shots at om-e. This afernoon. Mayor Minion Williams Issued orders to the police deparlment to sre that the dosjs bitten Friday afternoon and Snl- m-dny were put up for observation or were turned over to the police. It was the first official precautionary measure taken except for caging the pet dog. The 2n,id dog. which was n pet of the Joe Wimberlcy family, covered a wide area before it was captured. It ran'from its home on Dougnn avenue through the business section on Walnut street and down to Division street and back to the city hall on its rampage when more than is dogs were bitten. NEW VORK, i\foy 13. (UP)-Cotton closed sleady. Oct. .. Dec. . . Jan. . . Mar. .. May open ., 862 ., 8B8 .. 871 .. 872 .. 879 .. 88S hleh 865 871 873 872 880 885 low 85G 863 8C5 865 close RS8 865 SC5 814 n 880 882n Spots closed steady at 858, oft 7! New Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS. May 19. (Up)_ Cotton futures closed steady today with net losses ot nine points in all months. Oct Dec Jan Mar. .. . May 874 880 882 884 389 890b- 877 88f 884 884 889 892 low 869 875 879 880 close 871 877 87!) 880 891 891 Spots closed steady at 874, off 9. Chicago Corn open high low close May 575-8 573-4 571-2 57S-8 Jul. 59 County's Welfare Office Musi Make Shakeup In Its Personell Five employes of the Mississippi county welfare onflrc apparently will have to lie obtained from other counties in the stale by June i, Marvin Crlttnulen, county welfare director said today as a result of a recent supreme court ruling hnld- tnj; that county welfare board em- ployes are "within" terms of Die state's civil service Inw and must be .selected from civil service llsls. According lo Mr. Crittcndcn only two resident.'; of the county nre listed on the civil service eligible list for employment In the welfare offices. Qulncy Oliver Alexander, one of iliein. Is now employed tjy the office. The other civil service eligible is employed in privale business and lias not applied for a position. , Present employes of the office, aside from Mr. Alexander, will have to be dropped In order that civil service rated employes cnn be employed, It is understood. Employment Is made by the stale board on recommendation c-f the county welfare director and the county wclf a re board. U •- --_ ,-„.„-,. IV11 LI LUUlLV I is not known whether any of A T & T these 15 dogs have bitten any animals or if any olhcr doits were bitten when the rabid animal es- Stock Prices NEW YORK. May 19. (OP) — Metal shares led the slock market lower today In dull trading. - caped Monday for the third time as police found It in the yard of the Wimberley home, where it, had wandered, unbeknown to Its own- Livcstocff EAST ST. LOUIS, III Mav 19 (UP)—Hogs: 9,000 Top. 8,4n ' 170-230 Ibs., 8.30-8.40 140-160 Ibs.. 8.00-8.15 Bulk sows, 7.15-7.40 Cattle: 3.000 Slcers, 8.15-9.35 Slaughter steers, C.75-10.00 Mixed yearlings, heifers. 1 25-8 50 Slaughter heifers, fj.00-900 Beef cows. 5.50-6.50 Cutters and low cutters, 4.25-5.25 Chicago Wheat May open 781-8 high 793-8 low 78 close 591-8 585-8 59 Jill. 7C 5^8 1C 7-8 751-4 7U 'i-t 130 28 Anaconda Associated D G 53,4 Beth Steel 46 1-8 Boeing Air 24 1-2 Chrysler 42 Cities Service B 3-4 Coca Cola ........ 131 General Electric 35 General Motors 29 3.4 Hit Harvest 54 Montgomery Wnrd 311-8 N Y Central ...' 121-8 Packard 37-8 Phillips Pet, 32 Hfldlo 5 3.4 Schenley DIst. 16 3-4 17 1-2 Simmons Socony Vac Standard Oil N J Texas Corp U S Smelt 56 U s Steel 43 3-4 127-8 4S 1-8 36 1-4 ho'isc with bill, forced lo tho lloo- nest Monday by petition. Si'unli' liearhnjs on the lendln«-s|H'ndlni; bill were vasl yesterday after i ijvoup of ni.iim (idmlnr?tm'ion nncncta; had rri'venli'd re«nii»-|s for nioio funds. Iiiv.'sllgaln HUBUC. Admits Assault Charged Against Another Negro Pnlty Collins, ni'Bro, wns being tried In municipal court today on n ohni'Ko nf assault with a deadly weapon when another negro told otllccrs that nlm ami not I'utty vvus sullty of iho cutting of itnothpr ni'Kio. Putty wns found not sillily and tho other wtunnu will bo tried on a similar chargu tomorrow. Julia C'udo, no(tro, WHS fined (.25 nn a cliaiRit of receiving stolen property. Sim wns granted an np- peal and boml net at $25, 'llio wouinh Is alleged lo Imvo purchased Jour yards of drcsis material wlili'li la wild lo Imvo stolen from the J. R llasson residence by llMiry Hlock, neuro, who wax arrested recently on eliurnc.i ot burij- liirles uiKi Ki'flnd larceny. BELIEF THEIR BIT OF 5 Obtain Strategic Advantage With Occupation of Important Railroad City Ky Unllctl 1'ress Japanese battered their way Into today In one of tho most F Families On Relief Go On "Diet"; Legislative Action Awaited CHICAGO, May 10. (UP)—, proxlnmlely 4,000 Chicago families went on n diet coiuslslliw mostly of beans and rice today—the first lo feel tlie. ultecls ot an exlmust- «l city relief bmiucl. City relief ndmltiislralors said ar additional 4,000 would bo simllarl) (Heeled dally until a special legislative, session culled for Inmor- ovv nlKhl can iipiii'oprlate. emergency funds. WASHINGTON. —Senator Robert machinery Lt expect- M. UxFollette (Prog,, WIs.). Indicated today Thai with proper financing his civil liberties committee probably would Invesllutiti! chan-os u m t, civil liberties have been violate?! by Mayor Frank A. Hague of Oily. LaFolletle told friends thlsshorl- Iv after the scnute had voted a $80.000 appropriation to continue the committee's work nnd Attorney General Homer s. Oiimmliiffs had admitted Hint agents of tOia crmlmil division o[ the department of justice are InvcsllgnllnR the Jersey City situation. Cummlngs revenled thtil Ids Investigation had boon underway "a week or two." He said thai the federal povernmcnl's Interest the situation was tw-fold: 1. Whether • the forcible ejection of Norman Thomas, Socialist leader, from -Jersey city several weeks ago was a kidnaping" within the mcnnlni? of llie'-IJntlbenjh taw. •2, Whether civil ' rlghta have been denied which would be a violation of n 08-yenr-old statute forbidding any group of two or more per.sons conspiring to deprive any person or persons of constitutional or statutory rights. PASADENA, Cal, (UP)— Halns which caused tiie tos Angeles floods washed down so much silt from the mountains thai It got the better of the curiosity of II. J. Bernard, veteran gold prospector. He began panning- for gold In the silt along Colorado street. Now he Is exhibiting flasks ot gold that ho panned within the city limits. 19. (UP) oil lo delay the cmer B ency action until at least the middle of next week. nolle/ Administrator Leo M. Lyons said he did not anticipate actual Kdllcrlng among the 85,000 liersons who failed to net rollel checks before (lie funds dwindle- lo zero yesterday. The checks are. drawn out nl- libabcllcally 4,(JOfl u day. Winds were exhausted when clerks reached names beginning , with "noo." First Issuance of tickets c.x- Ichnngcnblo for Moral Surplus Commodity corporation foods wen 1 to families In Ihe "noo" to "mil' grouping. A' low rngHvil picket,*; representing the workers alliance panulctl In front ot 'somu ot the, relict stations bearing signs \fyilch re'.ul: • '"lax llm rich .and reed the poor." "We demand food, clothing i shtller." Don't starve—fight." Will Hold FITA Clinic, Tonight At Cilv Hall New Snooker Hccord Set ST. HELIERS, Jersey (UP)-Joe Davis, "snooker" champion, established n new record by scoring 123 from the frame up In a game here. More than 58,500,000 boxes of Florida cltnig [rults are consumed annually. FHA officials In Blylhcvllle for the "clinic," to be held at the city hall tonight, el«ht o'clock were enthusiastic today In their plan to "Iron out" all phases of the building and lending program so that the |»oplc of Blytheville and surrounding section may build more and better houses during the remainder of this year. A. D. Wright, mortgage conference representative, said yesterday "There are certain things which are not understood by the public until they, are explained, We want to explain all these things to architects, lumber dealers, contractors, realtors and representatives of financial Institutions and utilities of BIylhevllle and Mississippi county In the hope that many FHA loans may be secured here within n short time." An Invitation to attend the clinic has been extended to such persons and comnanles to eliminate, In the future, the delay which sometimes has arisen In handling FHA loans In BIylhevllle. Al the same time plans will he presented to home building Interest among- Blytheville residents. Speakers at tonight's meeting will include A. Syd Williams, slate manager FHA, H. W. McMillan, produclion manager, A. D. Wright, and N. W. Ferris, title one representative, all from the state office at IJttle Rock. The officials will remain over tomorrow, following up with Interested groups and Individuals directly connected with the building Industry, furnishing additional Information, literature, application blanks and further assistance In getting tire now program under way. Any one Interested In building a new home Is Invited to attend the conference. Total of 1,005 Letters Sent From Blytheville By Air Blytheville cltl/cns posted 1,005 letters for the special air mull plane which arrived here at 12:10 o'clock today, accompanied by another airplane, which arc visiting cities and towns hi Arkansas to pick up special mail In observance of National Air Malt week. Poslmnsler Herman Cross presented the mail sacks, which contained .the Blytheville letters, and 22 sent from Manila and 12 from Dell, to Chief I'llot Ifarlan Hobbs, of Little Rock, promptly aflcr Ihe big- ships landed at the Blytheville airport, south of town. J. AM! Brooks, .secretary of (lie Chamber of Commerce, which assisted In the sponsoring of the special envelopes used and (he advertising matter Included In the letters. Pmnklln Warth, n representative of the post office, and about 50 other townspeople were also present, The two planes lett at 12:40 o'clock. Envelopes printed for this occasion, which were not used, may be used for regular mall by the striking out of the words "air mall", It was pointed out this afternoon by Mr. Brooks, who would like to see the other 800 envelopes distributed throughout the United Stales in advertising Blytheville and Mississippi county. Picks Tip I,u\ora JtaU LUXORA, Ark.. May 19.—Arriving here promptly on schedule, at 11:30 o'clock this morning, cue of the 26 air mail planes covering Arkansas today in observance of National Air Mall Week, was greeted by some 200 Liixora residents. The mall plane was accompanied by another airplane. Several sacks of mail were placed aboard the mnl!, plane. The mail flyers. Including Harlan Hobbs of Little Rock, were greeted by Mrs. Sue Brown, postmistress, and her assistants, Jimmy McRac and Mrs.]' O. C. Sulton, mall carrier. A sack from the plane was turned over to Mrs. Sultoii. One of the sacks placed aboard the plane contained mall from Osceola. Mr. Hobbs was greeted by C. C. Danehower, who guided the visitor on a tour of the airport here. The two planes remained here for about 30 minutes while local residents inspected the ships. ferocious and Inetlcally Important btitlles of the China, war. of hoinunrUmont and many- hours of hand to linnd lighting wcio cllmnxcd by Jnjwneso announcement Unit they hat} occupied most of tho city, although the street butties continued Bporndlc- nlly. Tho cost In lives of both Invaders nnd defenders wss tremendous. Immediate Importance of the was Unit It "saved face"— nt 11 high price—for tho Japanese who Iwd arranged for capttiro of Hie clly to touch otf a great celebration, designed lo offset recent' defeats on Ihe north China front, Fighting liaiKl-to-lmnd in Ilia niln Japanese stormed tho sliell- wrecked clly from tho west nnU reported they had advanced to tho north railroad station.: Chinese' wild the Invitdm had been thrown buck from Ihe station and wero being repulsed at other points. The attackers paid ' heavily tot every gain despite the prolonged artillery nml acrlnl bombardment lo which the Chinese had been subjected, but another Japanese army, advancing from the south, threatened (o trap probably 200,000 Oht- nt'se troops In the Siicljotv area. . Although the main Chinese armies apparently had been ordered:to withdraw from Suchow and join. In fiiicrllta counter attacks In defense of the vital I.imglml railroad front It was Indicated that many thousands had concentrated 91* defense of the key city. Meanwhile there were Important developments In two other bristling trouble, centers—Spain where, .tho loyalist government come :-J-,lUo with' u counter offensive arid Mexico, where President Lazaro Card-- onas acted vigorously against nl- • legcd subversive elements which chatted were encouraged Uy hu foreign nations/ Cadenus look personal command In the Lmsc s'aJ'c.^cf Sail tu)» I'otosl, despite. •' warnings that fie was hi danger of assassination and demanded that General Saturnine cedilla, local militarist, surrender all arms, • In the Spanish civil war loyalists reported that thu army of General Jose Mlaja had recaptured, three towns from the Insurgent.? by counter attacks on tho Aragon front. Mlaja was reported to have massed his forces to turn back the slow rebel advance on Valencia, Protably 100 airplanes participated In a major battle along the Mediterranean coast. " Elsewhere: London—Clreal Britain, sought to smooth out :iew obstacles - to. a friendship treaty between .Italy and France arising largely from Italian support of the Spanish Insurgents. Tlic French have been alarmed by the difficulties of Assuring Italian and German withdrawal from Spain after the war In order to prevent them from establishing strong bases across her unguarded Pyrenees frontier. . Prague — Czechoslovakia Nazis were reported to have rejected the government's new statute designed lo settle the complaint, and threats of Ihe German mtnorits 1 . Minor clushcs between Nazis and Czechs continued. Rome —King Victor Emmanuel was reported planning to visit Nazi Fuehrer Adolf Hitler in Berlin in July, another demonstration of solidarity of the Rome-Berlin axis. King George of Britain is scheduled to make n similar state visit to Paris to emphasize Franco- Brittsli solidarity. Frisco and Dr. Pepper Injury Suit Defendants The Dr. Pepper Bottling company and trustees-for the Frisco railroad were named defendants In personal injury suits filed in circuit court here today, Emma Downs asks $5,000 damages from the Dr. Popper company charging that she suffered severe sickness and great mental anguish after drinking part of the contents of n bottled beverage which, she charges, contained a foreign substance. I Mrs. A. II. Wilson see«s $3.000 from the Frisco railroad trustees charging that negllgenc* of railroad employes caused her to slip and fall while alighting from a Frisco train here on Oct. 14, 1937. Claude P. Cooper Is attorney rot plaintiffs in both cases. WEATHER Arkansas—Probably showers tonight and Friday; cooler Friday and in northwest portion tonight Memphis and vicinity — Mostly cloudy, probably local thundershowers late tonight and Friday; lowest temperature tonight, 70 w 74, cooler Ptlday.

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