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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 15, 1934
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Served by tKe United Pren RT\THFVI!r T T* 1 (^OTTRTTTTJ TMTTW^l THK DOMINANT NKWBPAWO rip w/lk»'i-n»« u.,. „ "^ ^" "*• * * • • • K—^ TH« UOM1KANT NEWSPAPER OP NOKTHEA HT AHKAN8A8 AND 8ODTHEA8T MISSOURI VOL. XXXI—NO. 50 lilythevlllo Dally Newt Blytheville Courier Mississippi Valley louder Blytlievllle Herald BI.YTIIKVIU-K. ARKANSAS, TUKSDAV, MAY U>, S1NGU3 COl'IKS FIVE CUNTS TW r > KIDNAPING VICTIMS ARE FREE TODAY Take Knife Victim's Body_From Big Lake EXPECT"KIT SLAYING OF Lire nm IVsidrnt I''hip|ns "M Ilion Dolli Murdered Man, Houseboat Dweller, Was Known as Bootlegger The body of Lutlier Pasley. about 50. Blj' Lake bootlegger and ex- EOldier, marked by six ' kiilfe | wounds, was found floating on Ihe | ' edge of a willow break In Bis Lake, about 150 yards below High-: way 18 bridge this morning. Arrests by Sheriff Clarence Wilson In connection with Pasley's death, which a coroner's jury held occurred from "stabbing at hand* unknown," were anticipated this afternoon. Conflicting evidence given the jury made Immediate solution of the killing appear unlikely. Lust Seen Saturday Pasley disappeared late Saturday night, according to Joe Hickman, with whom he lived in a shanty boat on the take. ttiek- cian, who has twice been confined in the state asylum, said that Pasley left their pince about 10 o'clock that night to walk across the lake bridge to another bootlegger's house to secure the return of a gallon of liquor that had been borrowed. HP did not return but general alarm over his absence did not develop until late' Sunday and officers were only notified : of his disappearance a sliurt time bc- fere the . report ,of the finding of » body Jnnhe lake was' telephoned here. Roy Douglas, fisherman, found the body, which was not immediately identified. It was not removed from the water until the arrival of Sheriff Wilson, deputies, and Magistrate E. P. Alston, w>o acted in the absence of W. H. Stovall, coroner. Partner Questioned Hlckman, with whom Pasley had been staying since last tall, declared that his partner had abotf $15 to i20 in cash on him when he left their shanty. He believed Pasley's slayer or slayers killed ^him after taking his money and tossed his body In the lake from the bridge. A billfold Pasley was reported as carrying was missing from his clothes when the tody was recovered A freshly washed floor, scrubbed with lye water, at the shanty Hickman and Pasley shared, came in for sharp Inspection of the cor- Ford Sees Continued Economic Improvement Rains Nantucket CHICAGO, Muy 15 IU1>> Oun- dltlons are Imnmvliir ami win continue lo liii|iruvi<, Henry I'oid Mild today. 1 Ford'was ilis;nrltiii; the Mining for Ihe 1034 world's Iiiir wlicii \>v made this Malmicni uf con- fldi'licc In the |>ru.<.pnily uf tlie country. | "I don't see unylhlnv wiuiv; with \i\ Dens*- Fotr Off New " lill ° 115 ' F " rrt s:llcl '" " n! > ft fr h lo a ([iiestlmi. -rhiiiRs liuvi- men hilglaiicl Const picking up and I look fur furtlivr improvement In all lines. The NRA "Is out of my mind," ho said. "In furl 1 n -m mind. If there's anything wrong with this country or ;inytnmi; 11.1,1- ix-irs to retard its return to prosperity It will be ilm»i|;h iBiiiir- incc." NEW VOI!K. MIIV 15 (UP)—Sev- rn members of the crew of the llxlilshlp Nnnuicket were deflnile- Iv known lo have drowned today when [lie ulant While Stnr liner Olvmpli' rammed and sank the shin ofl the New England const. The loss of life, occurring when the Inbound liner knitcd her wav through the lightship In u dense ifw \vus conflrmi'd by radio mes- Isaacs from captain John W. Rinks, j mister of the Olympic. Word of the tragedy was com- mimknlcd by telephone frotn the Olvmjiic. Tliere were eleven men on lliu liijhlrhhi. the commander said. Four were lost at sea. Seven were taken aboard the Olympic and three of those died after they were im-lvcd In the ship's hospital. Caplaln Blnks reported that his vessel struck the Nanutrkct amid- If you ever saw the President looking like a million it's ritht hen-. For when this picture was taken Uhins at 11 a. in., eastern daylight in the East Room of the White House he wab « yard long check for Sl.CUO.OOO to Arthur aving time. He lowered two life- Carpenter (left) to be turned over to the Georgia Warm Springs foundation for the relief of infantile | boals and n motorbont In tlie paralysis victims. The check represents proceeds from hundreds ol Roosevelt birthday parties last January. • lleavy fo *= r alul I Dlckei1 U P Mven ol . ' . the struggling lightship crew. T j Three Army Aviators Meet Death .in-Air HITuJGERIfiS: Additional Death Toll Feared as Deluge Hits Disaster Survivors SHREVEPORT, La., May 12 (U PJ — First. Lieutenant William 11. Doolittle, 32, and Second Mciilcn- a:a Norman W. Siwaker. 25, an corps reserves, were' killed today when their plane struck a caclj wire and plunged into the Hed river. TIBERIAS, Palestine. May 15! (15)—A heavy death toll of dill-; dren and animals was feared to i ^ av have been taken at noon todny when a second cloudburst deluged mourners at the funeral of victims! of a similar cloudburst yesterday, j About 25 were killed in yester-" day's deluge. Troops and civilians struggled knee deep in mud when today's torrent came down from the hills. The cloudburst lasted 25 minutes. The water came down like a river on tlie ancient town, Flares Collide SAN ANTONIO. Texas, May 12 (UP)—Cadet Preston Kennedy, iddkbiireh. N. Y.. was killed 10- L.V when his pursuit plane col- plane near Cadet J. s. I!oldo::er. New York pursuit injury by Admit Holding Youths in uggling lightship Until 1 p. m. the liner slowly movfd In circles around the scone ol tbe traiirdy. The smaller boats continued the search for bodies. The Olympic th*n Abandoned rhe search and proceeded on her way. She will not dock until tomorrow morning because of the delay. Tlie liner Is expected to reach the outer harbor at midnight tonight. Bondage on Hills Farm Ouachita HOT SPRINGS, Ark., May 15 (UP)—Three Arkansas j Plane, escaped SLT:UII.-» i j a parachute jump. ond filling cellars streets which had only a few hours previously from yesterday's debris. Mothers shrieked heart rcndlngly as children were swept away. Like a return of the dead, bodies of human beings, donkeys, cals, chickens, and other animals, lost In yesterday's flood, were washed from the Sea of Galilee in a tack wash and strewn about I (he city. Local Men Appointed to Cotton Trade Baker Wilson of i.*. lui >i,>i uw) i e 1150 1164 1150 1159 ' h <«» named chairman of the trad- oner's jury. "A missing strip of awa >' BOOOS anc" wall paper, torn from a freshly | carrying people off papered wall, was also examined" with considerable care when it was found lying in a, half submerged boat near the place. Following inspection of the boat house by the jury and offirvrs. Sheriff Wilson called Illckinan aside and it was generally expected that Pafiley's partner would te brougnt here pending further investigation. New York Cotton NEW YORK, May 15 (UP) — Cotton closed steady. open high low close May 1116 1123 1116 1123 July 1122 1136 1121 1131 Oct 1131 1151 1137 Dec Jan 1156 1169 1156 1166 March 1167 1119 1167 1176 Spots closed steady at 1145, up 5. Closing Stock Price* NEW YORK, May 15 (UP) — Stocks dawdled through a dull session today with prices firm. A. T. and T 113 Anaconda Copper .„ 14 Bethlehem Steel 34 5-8 Chrysler 39 Cities Service 25-3 Coca Cola 117 Gen. Am. Tank 361-2 Oen. Electric 20 Oen. Motors 32 3-8 Int. Harvester 32 3-4 Mid-West Utilities 1-4 Montgomery Ward 243-8 N. Y. Central 27 3-« Packard 4 Phillips Pet 175-8 Radio 11-4 St. L-S. F 23-4 Standard of N. J 41 3-4 Texas Co 23 U. S. Steel 42 1-4 U. S. Smelting 1163-4 eers today were sentenced (o three years imprisonment upon enter- Ing pleas of guilty to kidnaping two farm youths who allegedly nvrp made "slaves" at a liquor sllU in (he Ouachita hills. The sentences wore the minimum allowed lor kidnaping under the Arkam.n law. HOT SPRINGS, Ark., May 15 (U P>—Prosecuting Attorney Houston . Emory announced today that three PI iDI/i" 10 ' 1 hfld conf< ' f -' ;( ' d kidnaping two II f KR I Arkansas farm youths and hoitl- ULLIllV in S them In slavery for several Enters Race in Which She Ran a Close Second Two Years Ago Miss Carey Woodburn today flled her corrupt practice pledge with the slreels of ! the county court clerk, and announced that she would seek that [office subject to the action of the 'Democratic primary in August. In entering the field she a political battle halted two years monllis at an illicit liquor plant In the Ouachita hills. The men. arrested yesterday, admitted abducting Jubo and Ezra Fox, holding ihrm in bondage at a farm, tlie prosecuting attorney said. The men are Homer Markham. 26, his brother. Albert, 10. and Hubcr Von Marsh, 28. Emory said the three men would be allowed to plead guilty (his afternoon or tomorrow (o kidnap- ing charges and accept sentences imposed by the court, although one of their alleged kidnap vlc- Prisoner Warns Sheriff When He Sees Rope Being Lowered CARUTHEKSVILLE. Mo. — An cttempted jail break was foiled this morning when Elmer Drlscol]. a prisoner, aroused Sheriff Jiiden nflcr soMn? a rooc belnt; lowered from of blankets an U]isla!rs igo when she was dofo.ned by i thus, Jabo Fox. is missing. Farm- charge. Fred Hecnian by a margin ol 13 crs are searching the ni«eed hills votes. window. Tlv: prisoners were removed to other quarters In the building. Dale Perkins, held on an appeal from a len year sentence for a Haytl robbery, Jesse Flowers, and Walker Gregory. . awaiting change of venue on a New Madrid robbery charge, and William Me- Phersou were in the bull pen at iho time. A leg from a sleel cot had been used lo break the lock of il> bull pen and the men liac escii|..a inlo another part of Ihe jail where (hey broke the mortar from around a window. Drlscoll Is held on a murder Leonardo da Vinci and Crew of Two Expected Over French Coast LISBON. Portugal, May 12 (UP) —Fenrs Iliat Cesare Sabelll and George H. Pond attempting trans-Atlantic nisht Irom New York to Rome, .may run into dangerous weather In southern Europe arose today when 11 terrific storm deluged the Portuguese i-oast, ululating several, towns. PARIS, .France.. Miiy J5 (UP)— Airport crews of three nations lo- dny watched 'for 'the orange colored airplane Leonardo da Vinci to flash across the Atlantic coastline, bearing Ccasare Sabclll and George R. Pond on (heir New York to Rome flight. Weather conditions were reported generally good, with a favorable wind. The t wu WQr i,i n .,, r veterans, Italian and American were believed approaching the French coast between Brest nnc Bordeaux on their 4.GOO mile flight. It was hoped that during the afternoon the Leonardo woulc crass the coast and speed on to the Italian frontier and down tin peninsula 10 arrive at Rome a dawn tomorrow. Though Sabclll and Pond, realizing an ambition of years standing, intended at their Stan from Floyd Bennett airport. New York, at 7:24 A. M. yesterday, to cut UK corner of the Canadian coast and shorten their flight by 250 miles or so. reports Indicated they had taken the safer route and would follow the Lindbergh trail to the vicinity of the British Isles, there lo veer southeastward. Two reports, both Indefinite, Indicated the flyers were following the usual course In Ilielr night, inaugurating Ihe 1934 trans-Atlantic sea- Eon. Jun» Holjles, fi, who was returned o her parents at Tucson, Ariz, ait night, alter bring held by kidnapers for 111 days. William Geltle. California millionaire, who regained his liberty yesterday when police raided Ihc house where he wns held by kidnapers. Chicago Corn • open May 46 1-2 July 49 6-8 high 46 1-2 49 low M 1-4 48 3-8 48 7-8 close 46 1-2 Until today Mr. Fleeman was mg rules and by-laws committee unopposed for re-election to a sec- of the Arkansas Cotton Trade as- ond term. sedation, it has been announced Miss Woodburn filed her party at Liltle Rock by W. S. Turner, pledge April 6 with Bruce Ivy of secretary of the state association. Osccota. secretary of the county B. G. West of this city has been Democratic central committee appointed a member of the mill In announcing her candidacy ulcs and arbitration committee, of Miss Woodbnrn said, if elected she vhich Angus Marian of Marlanna would serve the county to the best chairman, and O. O. Hrdaw.iy oi her ability in a courteous and : a member of the grade and sta- efficient manner. She said her >le committee, headed by W. H. experience in public work made Kennedy of Pine Bluff. Rex Me- her well qualified for the office I •uislon of Newport is chairman of' Miss Woodbnrn the legislative find public service grossing clerk committee. representatives general a waitress repoitecl that the gang brought him. beaten and bleeding, to Mena. Says Well Filled Pews Reveal Church Loyalty A large crowd attended the evangelistic meeting at the First Christian church lastf night in spite of the heavy rain. Lightning slruck n barbed-wire The services conducted by Di fence near Pierre. S. D., and killed Walker and Mr. and Mrs Ezn 21 head of cattle. | Jacks resulted In eight accession, served as en- for ihc house of of UK Kew Orleans NEW ORLEANS, May 15 (UP)— e " 'otton futures ended a quiet scs- lon 25 ce; open high low close 1120 1123 1120 1121 1120 1134 1120 1128 1135 1149 1135 1142 IMS 1161 IMS 1154 Services Held Monday for Dr. M. H. Hudgings CARUTHERSVILLE. Mo.—Funeral services were held at the Calholic church here Monday for Dr. M. H. Hudgings. Physicians of this city acted as honorary! pallbearers. The active pallbcar-' trs were composed of Ihe inaior Or. Hudgings was a pioneer res- f ihls section. As a small today will, gains exceeding of /' rae - v „ C< T C '' ents a bale. ! u ore h nn ,1 ^ ° M ---- „,„„ ,„„. „,„„ 'n°™ than two years. May July Oct Dec Jan March sccreUr- wo years. • > '"" r^ \ ' c Blythe- wood and lat- ; grammar school. LnteThe' atlei:i- r the St. jed normal schoal at Cape Glrar-! ay scouts deau a ,,a the Missouri Mfdical she hc.d school at St. Louis. Dr. IIudgln?s practiced medicine at Cotlonwcod Miss point and Cape Glrarrlean for sev- 1110 1110 1170 1170b closed steady st 1138, up 7. Chicago Wheat May July open 87 3-8 85 3-4 high 88 5-8 87 close 83 85 3-8 86 1-4 low 87 3-8 riv i ., - -- .v, city 45 years ago to Carulhers- thc commander of vllle. where he continued to load veterans ol For- an active life In his profession I and In civic affairs. i said she decided he race this year after assurance of support KILGORE. Tex. (UP)Thc East -_, --^,-n, «m_^- u| ifom all sections of the county. Tevas oil field iww has more lhan _ : 13,000 oil wells. Field headquarters forty million callous of ice i here for ihc stale controlling cream U0 re consumed In'agency put Ihe number at 13,011 Britain last year. |on May 1. Uarrisburg Hen Lays Egg for Mr. Ripley A new "believe It or not" :ame lo Blytlievllle today In :he form of an egg within an :. The large egg, or two ,'ggs. was laid by n hen at jlarrisburg. Ark., owned by Herbert Brownfkld, who gave It to W. M. McFarland, of this city. The outer egg, which measur- :d seven and a hall Inches in Irciimfcreuce. has been broken n Its end and the yolk rc-mo 1 d. rcvealln; the Inner egg, of ordinary size, within the outer heli. The yolk of tuts egg was also removed by pricking i Email hole In the shell. When found the egg weighed six .imces, which Is three times tlw velght of an ordinary hen, egg A slmlar egg was found sev- ro! weeks ago by Brownflcld who broke the egg in the usual .vay. disclosing the egg 'within he outer shell. When the sec- :nd egg was laid he carefully removed the yolks. McFarland plans lo send it to "Believe I or Not Hlplcy." to the church Sunday and Monday nights. Dr. Walker's subject night wns "The Church Signaling the World." "The church signals the world through the pew," Dr. Walker said. 'The well filled pew give the impression of loyalty. Prayer, too. Is one .signal which th. church oilers to the world. Passion for rlglileo'js causes, and pcr- Pledge Funds to Help Maintain Value of Mississippi County Script New life was plvpn the MIs- "•Ip.slppi Countv Taxonyers aisocla- lio-i at a meeting at O^c 0 ola ves- lerday, nllended bv a i' j nresen'a- HVP crmip of taxpayers from (lirou"honl- the county. Nearly all of those present agreed to sunport the association with nioiHhlv cash na^'tncnts for which tl»>v will receive county script which they ran use In siHtllr their (axes. It was estimated that rlixiees obtnlned yesterday find Gfttlo 'Abductors Confess Fo'lowiiw Capture in Police Raid •MICRON. A' 1 ''... May IS (Ul't — l.llllc June liulilrs rested In her i hntne Unlay, . recovering iitn'dly f'-nm 19 (lavs sri"iit chain- in a Huviiiiw desert hnl". Officers sTiuiilil her kidnapers and pi-""in-i'il lo prevent nmb vlo- f.^ shnutil 'Ihfy be captured. "i niioir'inous letter, matted In Icniio, led au'.lioritirs to her THI, not far fmin here, from vhHi 'ihp wns rescued lust nloht. AiithorlM"s said no ransom had Aft"r the child had been nut to lu'il. }'*•' infilled hair combed out ni»l Hi" fll'h wosl'Cd from her Mi»,hiiM\nii. "mnclutcd bociv. crowds • illir,,i ni^nt the streets, ultermtc: v miiliorlnu fiiviis ami shouting nnil i-'"'"!!!" n'. her safctv, l.rtlrr f.lvfs nlrecUoni fountv Alton'.ev Clarc-nce Hnus- t-m r*t Tiic"-nn found Jun^ after k-ij i,,n 0| . ,,.,^5 sr.nt. t.o him h'> Oov. 't. " Moeur.' to whom it had been FO<I<™IH<T directions of the let- irr. Hnnstr.n. arcom^anled bv oth- fv nxihnrliles. found th*> pit, well •^nr*'al^(l hv cf»fhis. f.iftine a tmu .i^nr o' p "r the living grave, he sow 11 T liinm'ht she was dead." he 'Mid. "nnd wns about to withdraw In fill nn unilcriaker." Then I'e called out and June whlmjicrerl nn answer. .t ----- Ileht (w .Chaini" TtiTyifiMHi to *«V-: i*' Ci^rtnT" otj'.^ilu* ':a'"d li-mi sunk In the desert. Ai-nnrid hr^r nnklr-s was fastened > cligin. run" throuf^ nil nutomn- i.U(^ n v l" antl so contrived . that* 'hn rnnld not Iren herself. Tlie '"iiinornturn wns 110 In the open nlr nnd several stifling degrees ' "iicr In the Iron cage. Six gallons or wnter remained a l5-"illr>n rnn. Around 11 were Die nnrilallv decomunse<l remains f apples, oranges and bread and lam. "Where's Harnev?" June asked, n^riicv Kcn«ln, also six years old, wns wllh her when n man "ritired licr Inlo an nuloninbllc on T " p 'iv fr"*>i schml Ihe attornoon of Wednesday. April 25. is her- »•<>"t tn jiiv with Mama," June tol rf her un'''e. >'ad R^nort Card "Manin's waltin'r for vnn nnd we're ppln™ home now." Carlos Ro- blcs lold her. "Oh. wait; I lorgot my card." she sniil. The men clambered into the cage ind found June's report card, given hT at school a few hours before •he was kldnaued April 25. "Look. I (jot two 'ones,'" June -ri»d. "I want to show them to Mama." The Identity of Ihc kidnapers •.vho confined June Robles hi the "risen ca-r in the desert will be known within 14 hours. Joseph E. p. Dunn, department of jus-' lice agent, said today. Dunn made this prediction as authorities entered a conference, wiili the child's parents. June was wllh them. others in prospect a r soclatlon a monthlv give cash the In- of approximately S2.500 will be used lo meet current rounlv cvrjenses and keep come which sonal living likewise are the signs of the committee ar? _. .. , of the church (o the minds otjton and J 1,. Williams, Osceola. men. By (hese dungs shall all men : nnd J. W. Spann. Luxora. Trr Thw* Confess LOS ANGELES. May 1ft (UP) — Police cross-examined the three confessed kidnapers of William F. Gettle. millionaire, today, convinced that they had captured a ?ang of professional kldunpors re- Ihe value of countv script, at par. i«ponsib!e for a number of successful abductions. Four new members were elected! lo (111 vacancies on the assyia- (lon's executive conunlllre. Tlicv nre L. G. Dyerloy. Leachvllls; C. C. !~inpsro:i. Number Nine; C. G Hmith. BMhevtlle and Chnunccy Demon. Whillon. Old members j. T. cos- know that you are disciples, declared Jesus." The children's meetings each af- e.vccutive committee will probably hold Us organization meetlnir Mon- rJay. June 11, at which time a lernoon at 3:45 o'clock are also successor (o the late n. E. L. Wll- growing in interest. The evangelistic meeting continue through next Sunday, with services at "r.K each night. WEATHER 'son as chairman will be mined 'C. E Sullengfr of Osceola Is the asscciation's secretary. Gettlc. released before $60,000 In ransom could be paid, was safe at his home, recovering from a cruel experience. Gettle was back because Los Angeles peace officers trailed a bank robbery suspect and found Gettle and his alleged kidnapers In bed, Three men and two women were held In custody. Authorities claimed the three men confessed to o.irtlrlpntlon In the abduction and the subsequent demand that Get'"' 1 * family pay $60.000 for his release. Roosevelt Signs Bill for Arkansas ARKANSAS-Falr tonight. Wed and "Sty-Showers i WASHINGTON, May 15 (UP>- tonlght. slightly cooler, tomorrow: 7 ^' 0 d ° zen ublils ' most ot lnem *_,_ ..i-i . L i rrtmrtr In r^nrtranfnr u-nrfi c'm^^rt i Gettle was liberated in a spectacular raid on n simll home In ' Ll Crescents by slrrlfTs of- jnccrs nnd police. He was found l° n n tori ins!dl ' thc nol:sc ' nnt on his back, his hands bound and a courtplastcr mask over his face. fair, rising temperature. The maximum temperature here yesterday was 86, minimum 6<j, cloudy with two Inches of rainfall, according lo Samuel F. Norrls, of- licial weather observer, minor In character, were signed Stole World War Plaque SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (UP) — today by President Roosevelt. Vandals stole the inscription plac They Included an act authoriz-1 quo from a. monument honoring Ing coinage of 50-ccnt pieces in | Utah soldiers wr.o gave their lives commemoration of the 100th an- j In the World War. Inscribed on the nlversary of the admission of Ark- placque was "From the living lo ansas to the union. I the dead-

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