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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 23, 1938
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VOLUME XXXV—NO. 50. . BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Ol' NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI niytliovllle Courier Blytlievlllo Herald Mississippi Vnllcy Leader lilythevllle Dally News BNYTIIKVH.UO, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, MAY 21$, 10HK SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS! WILL NOT MARCH INTO CZECHOSLOVAKIA Youth Believed Dying From Attack Pair Sought For Brutal Assault At Night Club N;ithin Teroy, 2'l, is in ;i ilyiiif/- eondition al Uic Rlylhc- villc hospital from injuries rnccived when ho was allegedly "Ijealcii up" Saturday night at (lie Skinner's dance hall, four miles west of Ilayli, according to olVicers at Canilh- Specch-No Charge Changes Stand On Rehearing of "Protective Insurance" Charge r-rsville who are making an hives-* tigation. Warrants were issued at CnriiDiersvHle this fiflmioon for Uoljert Prlvctt and Clove Crowe, on charges or felonious assault. Prlvetl lives near the Skinner's night club und Crowe resides near Braggadocio. The injured man has several fractures of facial bones, both his ' t-pper and lower jaws are frac- uired, his tongue is cut Into pice- Two Killed In Tornado At Atkins n portion of his nose is gone and he hat; deep lacerations about the face aiul head. lie has lieen unconscious since he was struck by n car driven by Luther Gillim, of Hayti, who said the nmn slumbled Into the path of his car as he was driving along the highway. The motorist, who raid the fender of his' car struck Teroy on the hip. found the man unconscious when he leaped from his car to investigate. He took him to n Hayli physician who rendered first aid and Inter brought him to the Blytheville hospital, arriving here alxait four o'clock yesterday mornini The injury to his hip from where the car struck him was onlj £lig(it hospital attaches said. C.illim reported the affair to .county .officers who learned tha several meVi had "bragged aboil •benllni; nr> •UEiiy Might .club.' WTCli ihfs'clue they continued the investigation until the names the men were learned and the warrants were issued this after noon. Teroy. who Is the son of Mr. nni) Mrs. Ben Teroy of Pascola, a community near Hayti, had recently returned there from De- ATKINS, Ark.. May 23 rwo persons were killed and con- 1 ,,;. |larlmi ,, l •LITTLE HOCK, May 23. (UP> — TU'versliu; mi allhinative decision of two months ago the state supreme court today held that n loan broker who requires borrowers to take "protective" life insurance from companies represented by the lendor charges "usurious" rates. Chief Justice Crritlln Smith und Justice T. 11. Humphreys dissented. In a decision handed dou'H March 21 the high tribunal had held that the Puiaski county circuit court de', f '~ > cision ordering the state banking siderable property damage was done when a tornado swept a small path two miles from here last night. The. dead were Mrs. Barbara Schneider, 62, and an elderly unidentified man. Several other persons were injured. The storm demolished several , lt issu(! ., llc ,,, sl , lo I/lid Kninwater of Little Ilork was valid. The first decision was by a. I to 3 margin. Graver S. Jernigan, stale banking commissioner appealed lor n rehearing and this was granted. As a result of the rehearing today's Aiiluir reversal occurred and the banking Decision May Open To Tax On Govcnimenl Bonds Hitler Reassures London, Dispatch From Berlin Says HKMUN, May 21 (l)l 1 )— I'uchrcr Aclolt Hitler has as-, fiurcd livUuin tluit (ionniiny Ims not I he slightest intention nf niarcliini; into O/.i'clioslovultw, it was lesirni'd today. homes and telephone and telegraph j department was granted the right lines were blown down crippling i of refusing to issue a license to Donham, in the majority opinion, said that the ex- communication for several hours. The home of Frank Grote. li farmer was completely wrecked. Grote and his mother were injured seriously Trial of "Bloody Marian" Cases Opens With Prosecutor's Statement troll, Mich., employed. where he had been LONDON, Ky., May 23. (UP)- l"' ome cm ' r1 ' Defeiidants in the Havlnn ' '""" :nse were depicted by the John Thomas Smith, 81, Succumbs At Steele STEELE, Mo. — John Thomas Kmilh, age B! years, (lied fit the home of Ills daughter, Mrs. Harrison names, with whom he Iras been making his home, Friday attor n lengthy illness of old age complications. He had been here with his daughter eight months, his wife died two years ago. He was a native of Tennessee and was born in Florence, Ala. The body was taken to Finley, Tcnn.. whore burial was made. Funeral services were heltl at the Methodist church in that cily. He is survived by five daughters, Mrs Barnes, Mrs. Luniie Presley of Dyersbnrfr, Tenn., Mrs. Minnie Coulson, LaFayette, Ind., Mrs. Delia Oakley and Mrs, B. T. Peckenpaugh both of Finley, Term. The German Undertaking company was in charge of funeral arrangements. roal government today as men who gathered in "a whispering room" to nake their plans lo "threaten and n some cases kill union members and organizers." .! ' Brian McMnhon, assistant United Slates, attorney gencr&l, delivering his opening statement for :he government and told the jury lie would prove that a wide circle of conspiracy existed in liar- Ion county among coal operators, mine executives and peace offi- to smash Rainwater. Justice W. R. amining officer of the banking dc- rtment was justified in concluding that notes lo Rainwater in his past transactions were so much in excess of the sum loaned lhal they were not reasonable. lUikourt Suit Dismissed LITTLE ROCK, May 23. (UP) — A $200 judgment awarded Benja-. r.iin Ba.iim' by a White county circuit court against the "Missouri Pacific Railway company for injuries he sustained when he was thrown frpm the seat of ft .coach room, b.v reason of a lurch or jerk of. the train was reversed and dismissed rloday by the stale sn- of "bloody Har- corporalions and cers the boundaries Ian county." Nineteen coal •!•! individuals are on trial in federal court on charges of depriving miners of the right to or- gani/c under the Wagner labor relations act. McMahon's voice became slrong almost angry, as he depicted Harlan county as a feudal domair that could close Its borders againsl outsiders. The high tribunal held that there Garfleld Ifays. famous attorney of Ihe American Civil I liberties Union, scrambles (o the lop of a parked car lo make an Impromptu speech—without n permll—In Jersey Cily where Mayor Prank Hague once Ihreatened Hays would not "see his friends for a Ions, long lime" if he ever returned lo make another public address. A couple ol cops, standing nrarby, did nothing though Hays defied them lo arrest him. WASHINGTON. May 23 (UP) — The Mipiome court, In n fur reaching decision, rulwl loilny Unit Ihe federal government may Impose lnco:ne luxes on salaries, of pail of New \'">ik iinlliurlly employes. The decision was regarded as a major step In extending the |X)«'er of Ihe federal government lo tax (he Income of employes of t|uasl- Kovcrnmenla! shile agencies. In some (;imrli>ivi if was believed probable llial tlic government, on' the basis of today's decision, may next seek to tax bonds of Hie port authority anil to levy similar taxes infialnsl employes' salaries ami ob- Uijallous of oilier similar bodies set up by stales singly or In conjunction wllh other states. Justice Ilarlan P. Stone, dellvcr- tiiB the majority opinion, held that the income taxes were vnlld but added that llio court was "expressing no opinion whelher a federal lax may be Imposed on Ihe port lo slop Hays''authority llsclf with respect lo Its even rece 'l'l-'i of Income or lt.s oilier ictivlles." Addresses Large'Class Al City Hall Auditorium Sunday Morning Would not enough substantial evi- The 85 members of the serlor class derice to submit to the trial jury | of the city high school were art- thai the jur was unusually sudden | dressed by the Rev. George W. or violent. The railway company I Patterson, pastor of the First only is liable for Injuries to passen- Christian Church, who spoke to gers when they are injured by Slid- them on "Faces in Ihe Window" den or violent jerks under stale statutes. Will Attend Meeting Of State Bank Group B. A. Lynch will leave tomorrow afternoon for Hot Springs, where he is to attend a meeting of the yesterday morning at Ihe baccalaureate service held nl Dip cily auditorium. This was the first public appearance of the graduates, who wore the formal graduation gowns and caps. Music for the program was under the direction of Arthur Nelson, who was assisted by Mrs. Murray Smart as piano accompanist. Mrs. Rives Arkansas Bankers association. He I Allen, violinist, a male qtiarlette will be accompanied by his son,! composed of Herbert Browning. 0. Bert jr., of St. Louis, who is lo O. Herman. Ross Stevens and Tom- Attend the meeting us a representative of the Boatman's Bunk of St. Louis, \vilh which he is connected. They will return Friday. Mr. Lynch is a former president of the .stale group. my Hawkins, ami a group of townspeople who made up the chair. Faces at the four windows oT achievement, despair and Stock Prices NEW YORK, May 23. (UPl — Reassuring news from Czechoslovakia brought n general rally in- lo Ihe .stock market in lale trading today. AT&T 120 3-4 \naconda Copper 25 1-2 Associated DO H 3-8 Beth Steel 45 1-4 Boeing Air 23 1-2 Clu-ysler 43 1-2 :oca Cola 130 1-8 General Electric 35 General Motors 29 fill Harvest S3 1-2 Montgomery Ward 305-8 N Y 12 Packard 33-4 The reason it takes so long to try a case hi court, is not on account of the long speeches the lawyers make, but because it takes so much lime to explain what Ihe lawyers are lalkln' about. One lime grandpa Snazzy was called a.s n witness mid the lawyer rays. "Now. Mr. Snazzy, did you or did you not. on Ihe dale in question or at any time previously or subsequently, say or even intimate to the defendant or anyone else whether friend or mere acquaintance or in fact a stranger, (hat tbe statement Imputed to you whether Just or unjust and denied by Hie plainllfl wns a matter of no moment or otherwise. Answer—dk you or did you not?" Grandpa thought a while and he says, "Did I or did I not what?" Colitis Is Fatal To Cooler, Mo. C COOTER, Mo.—Funeral services were held Friday lor Margaret Dorothy Lee Scott, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Scott ol Tyler al LattTencebtirgh, Tenn., where burial was made. The baby died after only ;\ short illness of colitis. This Is Ihe first death from this disease In this vicinity recently. She is survived by her parents and eleven brolhers and sisters. Phillips Pel 31 1-8 Radio 5 5-S Schenley Dist Simmons .. . 16 1-2 1C 1-2 Socony Vac 121-4 Standard Oil N J Texas Corp U S Sleel 4G 3-8 30 1-2 3-8 Livestock thonze Powei Plant Construction After "Fair Offer" WASHINGTON, Miiy 23. (UP)— Senate Majority Leader Albcn W. Barkley (Dem.. Ky.) announced today lhal he will offer an amendment to the $3,247.025,000 recovers bill modifying restrictions on public works administration grants am loans for power plants. Hefusc.s- NI/KB Order Review WASHINGTON, May 23 (UH) — The supreme court Uxlay refused to view validity of a national .labor relations board -order directing Remington Hand, Inc., to offer re- (uslalemenl lo: some 4,000 .workers who went on strike In M&rcK Ifl3G Wage Hour Bill Wins Test Vote WASHINGTON. Muy 23. (UP) — The hmise voted overwhelmingly today to discharge the rules earn- iltletf and hike up the explosive •age-hours bill. Tin; vole—llrsl but not conclusive osl of waye hour .strength—mis 322 o 78. The vote followed brief debute i the motion of Chairman Mnvy Norton (Dem,. N. J.) of (lie house tibov committee. The motion lorcetl he measure from Us pigeonhole n tlio unfriendly rules body to tin louse lloor where Us backer:) opened a whirlwind drtvi; for Us ]>as- gc. The house Immediately accep riito providing for four hours of general debate, divided cmially bc- ,ween majority and minority incm- s. There wu.s no record vote. R.W. Tliomas, JO, Dies At Home In Luxora LUXORA, Ark., May 22.— Til the death of R. W. Thomas, after ai illness extended over mnny' Luxora lost, one of her oldest am inral highly esteemed citizens. Mr. Thomas was horn hi 'Urn monsvllle, South Carolina. In 186 and with his parents moved to Ar| Tennessee, In 1873. He moved inl Mississippi county EG years ago Barkley made the announcement j seltllm; in the Rosa neighborhood on his return from a congressional , «'«! luler moving to I.uxora leaders conference wllh President New York Cotton victory were discussed and illustrated by the tiev. Mr. Patterson. DrglnnliiEi with Ihe window of Inn,;in^ lie lold o[ a young boy who f looked from his window and I sired ihe window Ihe way. onlv lo discover laler thai what he really wanted existed in his own window. He also pointed oul tluU "Daniel looked oul n ' window and saw Jerusalem, the city of Coil which to him was (he symbol of all he wanted to be and do. Tie wns a man of purity, prayer, purpose, power and achievement." In discussing the window of achievement. Ihe Rev. .Mr. Patterson said In part: "One's work becomes the window when his soul is invested in it but becomes not only a window out Roosevelt. As reported lo the scnalc for Immediate debate the bill prohibits use of PWA money lo help municipalities build power plants In competition wllh private utilities. Barktey said lie planned an amendment to this provision specifying lhat an exception be made If a city has made a "fair offer" for an existing power plant and has been refused. He said he has not yet drafted Hie amendment. Two Damage Suits And Insurance Case Filed I where he has been active In all educational, business, and civic undertakings. Ife was a pioneer In the cotton glu business, for many years n member of Ihe school board, a member of Uic lown council and at, Ihe time of his continued i illness, he was Justice of the jieace for Fletcher township, from which he resigned find his son. Richard. was appointed to fill his falher's nnoxplred term of office. He served one term us mayor of I.uxora. The death of Mr. Tliomas marks the passing away of Ihe last member of his father's family. lie leaves his wife, lite former Clara Woods, of Rosa; and two sons, Charlie and Richard. lie was a member of Ihe Luxora Methodist church and of the Osce- Two damage suits and one sulllola Masonic Lodge. Number 27. for recovery on a insurance policy have been filed In circuit court here. Willie Pearson Is asking $3.001) rom lite Federal Compress and NEW YORK. May 23. (UP) — Cotton closed steady, open high Jul. Oct. Jan May 852 858 859 SCO 865 811 852 859 9GO «61 667 871 low 848 85! 85G 859 862 870 close 851 857 8M 860n 8'W | 871111 I 1 New Orleans Cotton EAST ST. I.OUIS, 111., May 23 (UP)—Hogs 12,000. Top 810 170-230 Ibs., 860-810 140-160 Ibs., 825-835 Bulk sows 7.25-750 Cattle 4,000 Steers 800-915 Slaughter sleers 6.75-1000 Mixed yearlings, heifers 100-850 Slaughter heifers CDO-900 Beef cows 550-650 Culters and low cutters 425-525 NEW ORLEANS, May 23. (UP) — Mixed Influences caused Uie colton market to close lotrer. today. o|>en high low close Jul 864 864 863 863 Oct 872 812 868 871 Dec 874 874 860 872 Jail 875 875 873 879 Mar 881 881 817 879 May 88G ' 88S 885 88G Spols closet) steady at 867, off 3. Tlic paper made In one year In the world would make a path a mile wide around Ihe earth. through which one may look toward fn'eater achievements but also a mirror in whose dcplh he may sre reflected ihe secrel.s of his hearl and life." The motive behind achievement Is one of sacrifice and love and was expressed by the speaker In nu illustration of a girl who had \\ril- teu In the mirror of her compact, "God help me to make tny life challenge, not a compromise." The window of despair was exemplified in the life of a drunkard whose face the speaker once pressed against Ihe ouslde ol a window looking in. tie had boon on'tlic outside; lie had missed his mark; his life was misspent. .Apostle Paul was quoled lo Illustrate Ihe window of victory. "I have fought a good fight. I finished the course. I have kept the failh." The Rev. Mr. Patterson pointed out to the graduates that "life is a battlefield, not a playground.' "We need not be surprised lo see you fall bul we would be surprlscc If yon did not make of those failures stepping slones to ultimate success, Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at livo o'clock nl the Methodist church with Ihe Rev. James T, Handle, pastor, ns- slslcil by the Rev. L. P. Flemmlng. Warehouse Co., charging that neg- ' pastor of Ihe Baptist church, ofTt- drimkenness, ]>atd each or forfeited mount. tgence of Ihe defendant coin- rany in falling to , provide 'dls'- creet" fellow workers and not in- slrucling him properly in his du- les as a "cotton topper" caused ilm to sustain injuries al Ihe company's compress here on Oct. 25. 1937. Bonnie McCourtney of Jonesboro in his attorney. Sidney Pitts socks 53,000 from the Mid-West Dairy Products company, charging that the company furnished him with a truck lhal had defective brakes when ne wa.s working as ft truck driver and lhat ns a result an accl- dent occurred which he was Injured. Kiel?, and Cherry, Jonesboro attorneys, represent Pitts. Susanna C. Ilenson. alleged beneficiary under a policy on Ihe life of Elmo Lynian McCullar. seeks force payment of a $2,000 on a double indemnity life insurance policy togeter with penally and $500 attorneys' fees In her suit against the John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance company. Fletz and Cherry are her attorneys. Police Guard Suicide Spot SOFIA (UP)—A permanent police guard has been established at ' a point of a railway line near PhU- Ipopolls, where liiree women and four men have committed suicide by throwing Ihemselves under pass- Uig trains within two montlis. elating. Burial was in the Calhoun ccni- 1 <"T wl( " Ma-wiilc members of the Osceota Lodge In charge of llio Makes Good Will Tour Of Hotels In State Mrs. Jessee Still, president of the Women's Auxiliary. Arkansas Charter No. 20, Hotel Oreeters of America, has just completed a good will tour of the state In the interest of the organization's International convention which Is to be held al Atlantic City next month. The convention will be presided over by Mr. and Mrs. Crawford Nqbte, who are international presidents of the Grceters and Auxiliary. Chicago Wheat May Jul. open 783-4 761-8 high 783-4 761-4 low 78 747-8 close 78 75 Chicago Corn May Jul. open 575-8 531-8 high low close 575-8 511-4 571-4 Hy Uiilli'il Press .skidded wifely through .'mother nervous iveelc- iirs niul Ihrailii of witr slill rumbled ominously, +(iro<md tlic world. Today alons llio Inlcrnaltorml onl; Czechoslovakia —Wllh troops owdinu her frontiers emerged cm and hopeful Irom weekend odious v.U!=h iiii-oi-iimixi lo bring r Into conflict wild Nflnl Gcr- any and lo pitch Kuropo into a ow World War. Tension decreased. iTinendous pressure by Great rllaln raised hopes for solution of ie qiinrrpl between liic C/cchs and iclr German minority wllh the, wl move up lo Adolf Hitler. Mexico, charging lhal foreigners, ugerod by expropriation ol oil ropeiilcK were encouraging revolt, Iruck vigorously at (he rebellious aln of San Luis I'otosl bill reports idlcnled a spread of the insurgent loi'enient. General Saturnine Ce- Illo charged wllh revolt, was cllevcd lo have tnkcn to the hills ,'llh less than 3.000 | letil Lazaia ( own,.on -his foinui ulnshitig scattered Clilnij, flghtliiB nighty Japanese offensive* loith, wiis tuted with loss of the ultra Lunghal lallroad guarding he palhv>'a\ to hoi piovlslonal cap- tal nl .Hankow. The Japanese man >owcr was fai giealer than m past offensives which were clhrupttd by guerilla counler-atlacks Reports were revived Unit Chinese might cut YclUny r\\Kt< dikes to flood, many himdruJs ot enwire liillfs Spanish imnrgcnta fighting- fo-" 1 ward Valencia, claimed Important successes nlong the IVfcdilerraneau, They struck al Ares del Maestro in an effort lo trnp loyalist troops. ' The loyalists made cbuuler claims of victories hi operations ngalnst northern rebel points in Ihe Tremp area, center of Catalonia's hydroelectric power sel-up. From a brand standpoint the test of Britain's "realistic" peace policy In central Europe provided the most Imporlanl development over the week end, "First indications wero Hint It had cooled Saturday's fiery threats of conflicts. The firm action of the Czechs lu sending troops Into Ihe Sudeten German frontier region and llio strong British pressure on Berlin made it clear that any aggression bv the Na/.ls under present conditions would mean a general war —a war not on Killer's current program. It was understood that Hitler's partner In the dictatorial Woo —Premier Benllo Mussolini of Italy —eanlloncd moderation. There remained however the distinct threat of trouble as the Czechs stood slrously in the path of Nazi expansion to the cast. Premier Milani Hodza was expected to ; confer shortly wllh IConrad Henlein. the Ca:ch Nnr.i leader, on government concessions to the minority bloc. Temporarily closed Czech frontiers were bein? reopened but troops slill dominated the minority sectors while week end reports indicated that German, Polish and Hungarian military movements were nade with an eye toward Czechoslovakia. Edward W. Beattle, United Press correspondent, reported great tension along the frontier and great confidence on the part of the Nazis after a tour of Czech danger points. Police Say "C It a n c e s' Were Being Sold To Ne groes Mere Officers believe they linvo smnsl ed a ijnuibling racket with the a resls of .luck Halslead and n brc ther, Jake Kalstcad, who foifel cd bonds of $50 each for the appearance In municipal court day to answer charges of posses. Ing unnie devizes, and Hie nvcra of three negroes. Willie Ward c Caruttimvillc, .1. W. Siilllvnn Hayll, and Shelley Ninvram i liere. who nvv now In cily .in f.WUhitlg U!'ll ')!, Cliall/f;; Of pl.'l'f writing. According lo I'allce Chief E. Rice. Hie men were arrested So. ijrday as the cllm.ix to an Invent galon iiwdc by cevcral oificers. Is said that Ihe urgroc.1 were sel infl "chances" to negroes hi Ih section and that thu drawings we beiiic held at Cnruthcrsvillc. Arthur Snodgrus. 1 ;, clutrged wl wife and child nbnmJoimiet agreed lo contribute support, Ihe two and his case wns co Iliiurd. W. O. Raiisom, I'CKIO, plead guilty lo a charge of assault a b.iltcry, which grew out of a fig ;vlth another ncgr?, and was fl cd $10. i'liir men. charged v.'ith pub flues boiuts of S10 of thai Parole Granted In 1927 Revoked By Gov. Bailey LITTLE ROCK, May 23 (UP) — iov. Carl E. Bailey today revoked the Indefinite parole granted Emmet Norris til 1921 by Gov. Tom Terra!!, The revocation, requested by prison officials, will enable them lo place a hold order against Norris, who now Is serving a 30 year term In the Oklahoma penitentiary on a kidnaping charge. Norris was convicted in Polk comity with his brother on May 22, 1925 for Ihe murder of Mr. and Mrs. Smith Wtlco.t nflcr robbing the aged couple of $1,500 In casli that the woman carried in a belt. Sustains Injuries In Fall At Grocery Store Mrs. Norvell Humphrey was in. Jurcd when she fell ivhile in the Liberty Cash grocery this morning at about nine o'clock. X-ray pictures were being made today to determine the extent of the Injuries •Mrs. Humphrey Is said to have fallen after she slipped on the floor. She was taken to a physician's office for an examination and later removed lo her home at 700 Park 59 683-8 083-8 street, in a Cobb ambulance. Holds College Football Is Commercial Activity WASHINGTON, ^ray 23. (UP) — The supreme court ruled today that from a legal standpoint inter- collcgialc football—«ven as practiced by state universities—Is a commercial activity. The tribunal held that Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia must pay the usual 10 per cent federal amusement tax on admission fees to their athletic conlests and set aside a Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Injunction prohibiting collection ol Ihe tax. WEATHER Arkansas — Parlly cloudy and cooler tonight; Tuesday fair, Banner In west and central portions. Memphis and vicinity—Fair tonight and Tuesday; cooler tonight with lowest temperature GO to 64. The maximum temperature hers yesterday was 83, minimum 65, cloudy, with '.40 of an Inch rainfall, acco.-ding to Samuel P. Norris, official weather observer.

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