The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 21, 1938 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOLUME XXXV—NO. 55. THE DOMINANT NEW8PAPKH 01' NORTHKAW AHICAN8A8 AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI liiytheville Co'.irU-r Hlylhevllla Herald EUROPE'S Mississippi Valley trailer Illylhevllle Dully News LU'!, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, MAY 21, I'm SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Committee Acts Favorably On New Title In Spencl- ihg-Lending Bill PARITY PAYMENTS—30 WASHINGTON, May 21. (UP) — The senate appropriations committee today reported favorably a $3 - 4EO.OGO.COO spending and lending bill, carrying money for parity payments to farmers and banning use of funds for power projects Ihnt will compete with private ; 5 utilities. tol ' s Senate Increases In the house Ku ' °" c ". frnm U)c " c »' s Says Nation Now Withom Public Enemy No. One ST. I.OU1S, Mo.. May SI.-J. Kd- Bar Hoover, director of Uw Fed- c-rol Rtirenii of Investigation, who was In St. I/)»ls yesterday, I old reporters the rank of "Public Kn- «]>y No. One" imcl been abolished. The spectacular and widely ptin- lieiml criminals who headed the list In recent years arc In prison and no one lias come forward to take their places, he said. Improved law enforcement activities in local communities and Federal laws which broadened (lie Jurisdiction of the Bureau or investigation to include kidnaping and tank robberies were mention- FEVER NEAR DANGER POINT Hoover as important fac- climinatlng "Public Kncmy approved recovery measure totaled more than $297.000.000. The measure is scheduled to be called up on the senate floor Monday. The parity payment section was added as a new lille to the bill. H provides for direct payment to farmers on whose crops the market Is less than 15 per cent of the parity price but limits payments to tivo cents a pound on y cotton, eight cents per bushel on .wheat and live cents per bushel en corn. Secretary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace (juestioned yesterday whether the purity payments legally could be made on wheat at this late elate. Approves Flooil Projects WASHINGTON, May 21. (UPl — 'I he senate commerce committee today unanimously reported a 8375,000.000 flood control bill without increasing authorizations n«- 1'ressed ' to currently (he lame the criminal closest approxima- iiately ::(!3 projects. The committee resisted efforts u increase the government share of the expense in the vast program. retaining ,a house provision the best Hoover could do was lo designate a pelty New York clothing racketeer, with the explanation Unit, at the moment, lie was the "most badly wanted." HI™ TD Fill PEPPEB Portageville Farmer Succumbs Here; Was Accidentally Shot by Brother Prank Pepper, 05-year-old well known farmer of near Portageville, Mo., died at the Blylhcville hospital at three o'clock this morn- Ing from a gunshot wound acci- Would Return United Stales Navy To Lipjiter- Thau-Air Field WASHINGTON, May 21 (tiPI — President lioosevell proposed today that construction lieuin im- medlali'Jy on his billion dollar naval expansion program. Four days sifter lit; had .signed tlie bill lo give ||| C united Stales its most powerful navy in history he asked (he house appropriations committee lo Include hi tlie lust deficiency bill for the fiscal year 1939 the sum of $23.87(i.OCO for construction of ships and aircraft, authorized by the 1 expansion bill. When granted ""' appropriation will send tin- national defense budget for this year over SI,100.- OUUiOO. Despite (lie opposition of high naval olllcials. Mr. Roosevelt requested $500,000 to start construction of a new dirigible, thus returning the United States to (he ISgblor-tlian-iilr field. r' ---ff* -, ,v-cent of fl^ dentally, Inflicted by Dallas Woman Wins Tourney At Memphis MEMPHIS, May 21. (UP)—Mrs. Dan Chandler, Dallas, won Ihe Marguerite Gaul trophy today by overwhelming Betty Jameson. San Antonio, in the finals of the Memphis Women's Invitation golf tiiicy, five and four. Mrs. Chandler reached the final rouml by eliminating southern :li;impion Marion Miley yesterday. Clamps I ho Lid on' l)i//y Disney HOWOMtHUKl WHTOIOWH' BUDAHSm' Wftitwtra - SADDLE-, w Deal Blessed Candidate Leads Close Race For Nomination German-C/ech Border Closed At NKW VOHK, Stay 21. (Ul'l — Kilwiml W. Hostile, on llm PORTLAND. Ore., May 21 (.UP) --Henry (j. Hess, (he New Deal's favorite In Hut Oregon race for the Democratic noinlnallon for governor, lodny slowly pulled nwas' from Oov, Charles H, Marlln, Hie former iiniiy oii'lcer, who supported i'resldi'iil HO(xsevi>U but reserved the right to erlllclw: Ihe administration. Jomplelt relurns from 1.280 of (lie state's 1.U8I precincts showed: Hess. 46,04-1; Martin, 42,tMH. As Ihe vote count neured completion It was Indicated Unit Oov. Martin's out-slato strcnuUi probably would not be sulltclcul lo Just when the tirand river clam boom town, Disney, Okla., was Blurting out under a SO-clny "whoopee" government, Deputy Sheriff Hide Dunn jumped Into the saddle aiicl called. "Halt!" The olllcer, also chief of police, is shown above seated on lil.s olTiee steps beside the poster containing his ultimatum. ' Disney had uttmclcil nullom.l pnb- offset the heavy 01-yenr- old..... .brother, Albert, yesterday morning. to force the govern- Ihe lantl. A motion • mcnt to bear the entire cost was _ defeated, nine to six. and a sepa- ' rate motion to require the government to carry the entire cost of constructing channels and of relocating liighivays and railroads also was defeated. To Hear Claims Against Morgan Utilities May 31 LITTLE ROCK, . May 21—Hearings on claims against Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas properties formerly controlled by S. R. and M. 13. Morgan, bankrupt utilities operators, were set down by Lee Caztirl, referee in bankruptcy yes- rt terday for May 31 through June 8. ™>' ''", Tlie shooting . occurred -at their [-home in Ihe Linda community, a small farming community on the Mississippi river 11 miles east of Portjigevllle, where the dead man was born and had always lived. : The brothers were examining an old .38 caliber pistol'. and Prank had unloaded the gun 'and the twn bail snapped the trigger ' several times. Frank Pepper then reloaded the gun and several minutes hater his brother picked up: the liistdl and again pulled the trigger. The bullet struck Frank Pepper In the lower abdomen, indicting n serious wound. ..j.jf The injured man was given first aid tiealmcnt by a Portageville physician before he was brought here and an emergency operation was performed yesterday afternoon. Taylor Will Discuss "blue law" Ingmasler's licity with Us chcns-like trial between "fancy free" and administrations-, but when Deputy Dunn cracked the !...„ whip. Miss Hilly Baker, mayor of the roolln' toolln' era, handed'back the gold key to the city. Dunn Is the lellow who caught linlph Hoe, recently escaped Alcalruy. convict, and l,a.s played a prominent part in manhunts for such southwestern desperadoes as "Machine Gun" Kelly. "Pretty Boy" Floyd, Clyde Barrow, and Kuymond Hamilton That's why Disney would rather settle down limn allow him (o resign wiled In Portland, where a (bird of the stale's population is con- ceiitrntcd. Martin, who was rebuked by the While, after he slated Unit President lioosovelt. had told him 'you and 1 make a good pair". itso was crltlclml by Senator Norlis of Nebraska ami Secretary of Interior Ickes. They suld he svas no (rue New Dealer. Jesse Taylor, local attorney and chairman of the Mississippi county Democratic 'Central committee. will disciis.'j the "Privilege of Vot-j ing" 'before^ (ucmbers of the Busi- nesS' and Professional Women's cliil) Jviominy night at the Hotel Noble at ; 7:30 o'clock, it was announced by Mrs. J. O. . Barnes, program chairman. Wedding Bells Tempt Heiress It Hearing on claims against Morgan Utilities, Inc., one of several corporations controlled by the Morgan brothers, was set for 10 a. M. May 31. Assets of the Morgan Utilities. Inc. Include ice plants at Little Rock, Nortli Little Rock, Conway. Jonesboro. Lake Village and Blylheville. a cotlon gin nl Blytheville and a brick warehouse at Little Hock. said at Porlageviitu to- there was no question concerning the accidental shooting ami tion. there would be no investiga- Funeral services will be held at tlie Porlageville cemetery Sunday afternoon, three o'clock, with the Rev. Mr. Foster, pastor of the Church of God at Carilthersville. officiating. Mr. Pepper is survived by his wife, and another brother, John. Swimming Star Weds Indianapolis Aviator COLUMBUS. Ohio, May (UPl— The secret marriage 21. of Catherine Hauls, Olympic swimming star, lo Theodore H. Thompson, Indianapolis aviator, was revealed by tlie bridegroom here t-o day. i Condemned Negroes To Die In Chair June 24 LITTLE ROCK, May 31. (UP) — Gov. G.irl E. Bailey today set June 24 as (he dale for execution of Theo Thomas and Frank Carter, negroes, convicted for attacking a young white woman near West Memphis last Christmas Eve night. Tlie negroes lost their chance for a new trial recently when the Arkansas supreme court refused to review the case and upheld the dcalh sentence Imposed by a Crittenden comity circuit court.. Ill TCL YOU BY - eoe — BURNS _ Ambition sure does feed on strange things. I know at least three big men In this country who went out Into the world and made n success just simply because the people In their home lown thought they would never amount to anything. I kjiow one woman out here who has spent her entire married life Oklahoma Woman, 108, Clings to Corncob Pipe UURANT. Okla. (UP)—Mrs. Belle j\iringlon lighted her cob pipe today. She said she felt fine after observing her lOSth birthday. "Yes, I still .smoke my pipe." Mrs. Airlnglon said. "I've done- it since I leas a girl.11 also have a clay pipe.' I smoke it and Ibis one daily." Mas Airlnglon was born on April 3. 1830. in Kentucky, but she doesn't remember tlie town or county. Church, Erected at Cost of $3,000, and Residence Destroyed. Tlie St. Paul Negro Baptist church, located at 17th ami Freeman slrcels, In Robinson - addition, smith east of tlie Gateway store, and an adjoining house, were destroyed by fire of an unknown origin which broke out .it 3:30 o'clock this morning;. The residence became igniled by the flames of the clmrch building and (lie negroes living there were only able to remove their furniture and other possessions before the two room house was almost consumed, u was owned by a negro woman, Emily Arnold, who lives .somewhere In southeast Missouri. The city fire department made the run but the fire was 'well ail- vanccd 'before it was discovered niKi .spread quickly to the dwell ing. nearby residents said. The church, which will cost ap- proxlniDlely J3.000 to rebuild, mis insured for only $-800. "Ace" Puckett Will Be In Charge of Walker Park 'Pool J. A, "Ace" Puckett Is lo ue manager of Ihe swimming pool at Walker park tins summer, which tluil Hess Organized Martin. labor also with Hint group. Mr. Puckctl, Find Body of Missing Girl Near Texas Town LAVERNIA, Tex.. May 21. (UP) —The body of Hope Elizondo. 12, was found in n pasture near here . today. The girl, missing from jlicr home since yesterday morning, had been ravished and Ihen teat- en to death. A negro suspect arrested before the body was found, was taken to Ihe Wilson county jail at Floresville for safe keeping. There wa3 talk of mob violence here. is to open Sunday, May 21), It was announced today by J. Mei Brooks, secretary of (he Mississippi county fair. During the past two years, since Ihe park was established, (he fair association, which luis a lease from tlie city of Blytlievllle, had .subleased the pool lo i-ved S. Saliba but Ihe association decided this year not (o offer bids for private operation but lo operate the manager, hired by who Is athletic coach of the city Junior high school, has been a lender In sports sncc he came to Blytlievllle about five years ago. lie gilans to have private instructions In swimming and other such attractions, which are expected to stimulate interest In this sport as well as to provide a means of revenue for the •fair association. It is said that In past years tlie pool has been used more by out of lown people, especially those from Missouri, than it has been used by local gieople. The pool is lo be cleaned early next week and will be Inspected by the state department, of health before It Is opened. H. H. Houchins 1 Mother, 96 Years Old, Succumbs Mr. and Mrs. II. II. Houchins were called lo Fulton, Mo., this morning because ot the death of Mr. Hoiichhis' 98 year old mother, Mrs. Mary Houchins, who died eur- ^y today. Funeral arrangements were Incomplete this morning' but It is expected that the services will be held tomorrow afternoon at Fulton, iWhere slu! has long resided. ;Mrs;. F. D. UndenyDc;!, 'mother 'of Mrs. Houchins, 4ud 11 nephew, CIcorgc-'Mtilr Jr., accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Ilonchlus. The elder Mrs. Houchins had not vislled here for a number of years because of her age and she had been almost blind for some lime. However, Mr. Houchins vls- |Iled her frequently and he and Mrs. Houchins returned only a short time ago from u two weeks visit with .her. SIiu was hi very good health, except for her eyes, until about two , (!/ci'li-(!('rnmn bonier calli'd Ihe (JlllU'tl 1'liss (jy (t'lt'piuine l»- nlRlil^ .-Mill s:ilil (hal "snhlleis are luitnilllni; llu> stret'lxr I'vi'i Uhliii: is mas-l tmriTl.'iln and Hut hll- natliin Is highly d-ns,'." lie ri'iusfil to nmkc hirtlu-L' HV r.invAHii United I'n-ss Cinrt'spumlciil KINNWAI.I), On The (lerman- Cxcch Dorder, Miiy L'l (Ul>)— Tlin bonier between Umvmiiy and Cwchoslovakla was closed lo travelers tonluhl, The wilier, arriving by , nutomo'- blle from llerliu, at (his frontier town, south of Dresden, was bulled by a Clci'iiuiri border patrol. 11 would lie useless (it continue because "(he O.eclw have erected barricades two miles further on" the patrol said, Custom olllciuls refused firmly to open the frontier nates even for foreigners or n newspaperman bent on reporting developments on the other xlde of the border. "We know Una the Czechs will not let you through when ym roach thu barricade.)," they said "They erected uarricfides lhl« a(t- ernoon and said they would main lain them Indefinitely. We don' know Just whut, sort ol trouble they expect." Border land peasants, tradition ally entitled to border passage prlv litres without payments, raliinici dlsapiwlntcd from the Cy.cch side When tliey reached the dermal watch post they reported "mud excitement" on the other side. They reported that in some bolder districts more tlmn one class o reserves hud been, called to Lh colors foiv policing tomorrow'!! «!cc lion, ' ' )ovelopinenls In Czechoslovakia Threaten Britain's Peace Moves Ity United Tress Tlie dwell crisis shot Kurope'S var fever upward today to Ihe dan- ;er point. Kinlden mid nlnnuliij,' develop- Hunts—like sparks Hashing around \ powder keg—threatened to wreck til-nil Hrltaln's frantic campaign or peace and to force to u climax he Gerimm Muz! quarrel with Ilalil I'latr.s Organize OHICKA8HA, Okla, (Ur>>—fJhlc- kasim'S' bald-headed men IIHVU established tlie "Brotherhood of the Burnished Brow," an almost, hairless organiv.atlon whose nvowcd and sole purpose Is to obtain Imlf- prlce haircuts for Its members. months ago when she brcumc anil had lime She Is also 111 been In bed since thai survived by two other sons, Scott and Charles, and two daughters, Mrs. It. Smith, nnd Mrs. Belle Smith, with whom she made her home. All of these reside at Pulton. Held as Mattson Kidnap Suspect: York Cotton NEW YORK, May 21. (UP) — Cotton closed barely steady. Firemen Literally Do Catch Up With Work , , . PITTSFIELD, Mass. (UP) — The pushing her husband forward and fl rc department caught up with Its encouraging him to do big tilings. When I asked her why she made so many personal sacrifices In her Jiusband's beliou", she said, "I want to make my husband famous so I can go back to my home town anil snub Mrs. Van Hools— 1 hate that woman," work here. A pedestrian pulled Box 343 when he saw the rear end ot a truck blazing. Shortly after a fire engine pulled up behind the Jimk truck. The driver stopped to find, that the firemen were afler hlsj vehicle, ' Freak Accident Injures Girl Parachute Jumper CARROLTON, O. (UP) — Miss Marthte Modranski, 18, of Amsterdam, O.. "landed" in Steubenville hospital as the result of a freak airplane accident during an air Contemplating marrjnge. lliough her engagement to Jimmy Johnson, Elizabeth, N. J:, gentleman horseman, has not been ou'icially announced, is Miss Frances Dodge, 22-yoar-old daughter of the late John P. Dodge. Her fniher and his brother, Horace, founded Ihe Dodge Molar Company and built a fortune ot which Fiances inherited $10, 000,000. Miss Dodge, pictured above as she piloted a sulky in a society horse show, is the sister of Mrs. Isabelle Dodge July Oci. Dec. Jan. Mar. Mas- Miss Modranski was waiting to •do her first parachute leap when j tlie plane which was lo carry her aloft swung out of control, while landing, and knocked her lo (he ground. Liberal Club Permits Non-Members' Queries CLEVELAND <TJP> — Ouc.sU of the City Club, champion of free speech, may hereafter speak as freely as have members In the past. Opportunity for non-members to engage In tjie question period at the close of the club's weekly forum talks was assured when the club's board of directors Invalidated a motion passed ;»:ter a state highway department employe sought to Party Departs to Study Texas Rock Drawings LUBUOOK, Tex. (UP)—A party headed by Dr. W. c. Flolcien, dean and direclor of archaeological research of Texas Technological College, has left here lo examine ple- lograph drawings on slone escarp- menus in western Eclor county Tex. A recenlly discovered shelter rock near Blue Mountain, on the southern edge of Llano Estacado, shows signs of ancient occupation to a depth of about 3 feel. Excavations may determine the relation of Its occupants to those of Murrah Cave, located near the mouth open high 860 8G7 H03 870 878 880 860 867 807 810 876 880 low 852 85<l 862 865 86S 872 close 852 SS9 862 8G3n 8«B 812 Spots closed steady at 852, off i. Stock Prices NEW YORK. May 21. (UP)—Uncertainty over the Czechoslovaklan situation and a short drop In steel operations unsettled the stock market today. lx>sses ranged to two points. A T & T 120 1-4 Anaconda Copper 25 V-8 Associated DO 55-8 Beth Steeel 44 1-2 Boeing Air 23 1-2 Chrysler -11 3-8 Coca Cola 131 General Electric General Motors Int Harvest Montgomery Ward 30 3-8 N Y Central 11 7r8 Packard 3 Phillips Pet 31 34 3-8 28 3-4 51 1-2 of the Pecos river, which was ex-1 Radio 21-; plored by a Tech party last year. ~ • - " arse oypjer. _, Tire political questions al a speaker, New Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS. May 21. (UP) — —Tlie cotton market closed unchanged and steady today after an opening spurt caused by speculative buying. Jul. Oct Dec Jan Mar May open high low close j i,r av 874 874 867 861 Ju i 879 879 873 874 883 883 816 876 884 834 877 889 &89 883 ScJienley Dlst 16 1-2 Socony Vac 121-4 Standard Oil N J 46 1-8 Texas Corp 35 3-8 U S Smelt 55 U S Steel 42 3-4 Chicago Wheat open hlgli low closo 671-2 573-4 513-8 513-4 69 591-8 583-4 587-8 The teech cabinet called one, ,'cnr of Ihe winy reserve lo the- !o!orn. Two farmers of tlie German ulnorlty were killed In Incident. 1 ! rising from hostility between Cecils and Na/ls. Gentian troops marched along? he cmch frontier. But alarmed Inquiries by UHUsh and Czeclv llploimil-s led to u&iurtincG that only normal movements from winter to summer tgiuniers was underway. The Berlin press, ctmlrolhnUiy tho Nazi ttovornmcnt, burst into a frch- «y of denunciation of Ihe "Intolerable" treatment of. the German minority In Cxeclmslovakln and one newspaper Hint speaks for the; foreign ollicc turned criticism also on France. ' - C/.ech Nazis rejected the Prague government's new laws, designed to grant greater rights lo minorities. . .'• Konrad llcnllen, Naul lender lit Chechoslovakia', mysteriously departed from Prague. In uhnost every move and cptlh- ler move the Orach crisis was developing along tho same lines that Hitler set for Ihb'•seizure of Alls-', trla but there iipjieared .one vital difference. Tlie Czechs' will' fight. There appeared lo Iw no question thai the Prague (government, would, resist If nllncked. 'Elsewhere: • China — Chinese, fighting buck after the Japanese victory at Su- cliow In the north, resorted to guerilla warfare, reportedly almost on the boundaries of Japanese con- trolled Shanghai. At the same time Chinese airplanes bombed and machine gunned the Japanese at POIIBPU airport and on the northern front. Activity in diplomatic circles revived reports that Great Urltiiln and France Jiopcd to inter- • vene for a settlement of the conflict. Mexico — General Sntnrnino Cedillo charged by President Cardenas with, having revolutionary aims, was reported likely lo follow Ms family lo the United Slates. Cardenas troops concentrated in San Luis Polost slale to disarm Cedillo's followers. Ceclillo denied he planned any trouble, Spain—Rainy weather again delayed military activities along the. Mediterranean coast but loyalists reported that rebel airplanes bombed the Urilish steamer Arnold near Valencia. The extent of the bombing was not known. 817 883 817 Spots closed steady at 810, unchanged. May Jul. Chicago Corn open high low close 783-4 793-4 185-8 761-4 767-8 757-8 19 Transcript In Negroes' • Case Sent To St, Louis LITTLE HOCK, May 21. — iThe United States district, court clfrk''s office forwarded lo the circuit court of appeals in St. Louis yesterday a transcript, of habeas corpus proceedings before Federal Judge} Thoma:; C. Trimble, in tlie case "of i Jim X. Carrulhers and Bubbies : Claylon, Blytlievllle negroes, under cloath sentence for criminal assault on a young white woman in 1935. Lawyers for (lie negroes appealed several days ago from a decision by Judge Trimble directing, that a temporary writ of habeas corpus be set aside. The case.will be set for a hearing upon receipt of the transcript. When Daniel Plechas, above, Marine Corps deserter and paroled convict, reported lo tlie parole board in New York, a city detective saw a sharp resemblance between bis features and those of the kidnaper and killer of 10-year-old Charles Mattson, of Tacoma, as they appear in a composite portrait compiled from descriptions given by children who saw the Kidnaper, Plechas, who admitted being in the Northwest at the time ot the Malison slaying, was held for investigation, ^ Convicted of Operating Taxi Without License Jim Simmons was found, guilty in municipal court today on a charge of operating a Uxi without a license. He was granted an appeal to circuit court and /Ills bond was fixed at $50. The amoiint of his fine will be set by the courC later. WEATHER Arkansas—Unsettled, showers In northwest and north centra! portions tonight and In north and central portions Sunday; cooler In northwest portion and in north and central portions Sunday. Memphis and vicinity—Probably thundershowers tonight and Sun* day; cooler with-lowest temperature tonigin of 6S to 70 degrees,

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