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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 24, 1938
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOl.ll.VK XXXV—NO. 57. Blythevillo Courier Mississippi Valley Leader ,, „ „ 1 Blythevlllo Herald Blylhevlllc Dally News Hl.YTHI'IVH.U'}. ARKANSAS, TUKSDAY, i\IAV 21, 1088 SINGLR COPIES FIVE CRNTS BLOW AT WAGE-HOUR BILL War Crisis Shifts To Council Room In Czech Capital By United Press Kiiropc's war crisis shifted today from the threatening field of military demonstrations In lln< hopeful calm of a council table at Prague, Czechoslovakia, seeking peace biil+ ' aimed for a fight, "clarified and calmed" the tense scene by conferring with Nazi Leader Konrad Ilcnlem and preparing (o discuss with Hungarian and Polish leaders ;i settlement of minority demands for increased self government. It was understood that tlip Czechs would make liberal offers of home rule, including police control but none of the negotiators were blind lo Ihe grave obstacles still In the Party Group Will Meet Next Week ualh of a settlement. With two more week end elections scheduled. Ihe most mat "jrope hoped for was a period of armed truce, which might swiftly be stirred again to i!u> flames of war by either side. The trend toward calm wa.s attributed generally to Hie decision '•f Adoll Hitter, who quieted the German protests Monday as quickly as tlicv had been stirred two days before. But while Ihe Na/i leader chose negotiations instead of military action In Europe he took another roiirse in the China war where he ordered all German mili- lary advisers to the Chinese government lo return home. The Orman advisors—estimated a I from 4S lo 82—had been credited with a large part of responsibility for the strong Chinese defenses and counter attacks on the north central front. Japan, linked to Germany and Italy by an nnti Communist Iveatv, had contended she was lighting to crush Communism ir rbhta and that Hitler was obligee to withdraw the Germans as wel' as to halt nuinttions sales to the Chinese. •• ' : Angered fty Hitler's blow to their -»*med strength the crack lesions of Generalissimo Chiang K$l-sliek threw themselves into a series of powerful counter attacks in the ' norili thai threatened newly won Japanese positions. Sor.relai-y Ickcs, (A Years Ol<l, Weds 2r>-Y<>ar-()lf! FJwniiy In Dublin Today WASHINGTON, May 21 <UP>~£«Tplury of Iiilorlor' }|i»'ol() L. Ickes and Miss June Uahlnum of Milwuukoe were married today at i) n.m. In Dublin, Ireland, friends of (lie couple announced luw. Mrs, Ickos is K years old nnd I ekes i.s 01. The bride, ft red-headeil beamy, wn.s an honor graduate at Smith College, Northampton, Muss. Her buddhiji romance with n member of President Itoosrvelt's cabinet passed almost unnoticed In Hie capital although inquiries within the past mojilh about pos- stble wedding plans were tni'l by denials fioni nil concerned who coiikl be readied. The ceremony was performed at, Adelaide nonil church. Dublin by (he Rev. Dr. R. T. llunna. Mrs. tcki's went abroad sonic weeks ago nnd was joined In Dublin today by her griiom. Slip had been a for some days In Dublin »l the home of her uncle, John Cudahy. United Stales minisler to Eire. Taylor, cnairmnn of the Mississippi comity Democratic een- irnl committee, today Issued a call for a meeting of the committee at HIP courthouse here on Tuesday, May 31. The committee will meet for purpose of reorganizing and set- ling foes for candidates (|iialify- lor the Democratic primary which will be held on August S)th. The committee Is composed members from each township elected nl the 1930. last party primary Sits Up Aflcr Skull Is S|>lil Little Boy Cries On Leaving Hospital "T don't want to go home" cried little Hoy I Sutton, the five-year- eld lad who has been at the Bly- Iheville hospital for more than a week since his leg was broken. And he couldn't be blamed for liking the hospital for a news story of his accident brought him scores of (."fts and visits from many Blythe- vll'.e people who provided him much happiness. I Idle Hoyt lias not had imicli happiness, either, for his family hns been in financial straits for some time, his mother died Easter Sunday nnd the climax was his nc- cident. A playmate fractured his leg when he fell over Hoyt while Ihey were playing in the yard of the Sutton home near Dell. He was taken home this afternoon where his daddy takes cari tif him aii[| his brothers and sis- trrs. Jury Panel For Civil Term Is Revealed By Sheriffs Office The; June term of Circuit civil court will open here on Monday, June 13. Members of the jury panel, as revealed in release of the'jury list by the sheriff's office follows: Chester Caldvrell, J. -''J. Daly, H. W. Humes. R. c. Paw and Sj Vail, Blythcvillc; L. T. Broom', H. W. Cowan. Manila; Claude Lancaster. J. W. Cos, Walter Hipp, E. H. Taber. Leachville; Bob Veach, Roy Uiwson, Lost Cane; Tom Flee- inau. Brown's Spur; A, C. Reid, Shady Grove; J. II. Brlnn. Otto Kochler, Russell Greemvuy. Dell; W. H. Bryant, Boynton; C. E. Parker. J. E. Porilsh. Yarbro; J. W. Fields. C. E. Hart. 1.onc Oak; W. L. Tate. Number Nine; J. S. Godwin. D. O. Moore. Promised Land. Tra Kconce, J. P. Epperson. New Liberty: Ben P. Darby. Recce; O. R. Red ford, Ekron; E. C. Adkisson, Huffman; J. N. Holland, Half Mocm; J. A. Hnynos, Clear Ljike; W. O. Godwin, j. C. Ellis. Armorel. Alternates: J. H. Smart. W. J. Pollard, l.oy H. Welch. James Terry. C. G. Redman and IV. C. irigginson. Uly- Iheville. mi PROBE Able' to sit up again in a Washington-hospital.' play with toys and laugh heartily for the photographer is 2'>l.-yeai'-old Al-i <ien-. Vorrath only a week, after physicians split his skull open in :i rare operation that had never before been performed successfully. Surgeons operated la cure .41- den of microcephaly, a condition in which the skull ceases lo Brow with the brain. They wedged the skull apart to relieve pressure. New York Cotton Miss Turner Discusses Rotenberry Proposal Miss Winnie Virgil Turner, .supervisor of the city elementary schools, spoke to members of the Lions club at their weekly luncheon meeting at Ihe Hotel Noble today. Her subject was a discussion of the notenberry bill. NEW YORK. May 24. (UP) -Cotton closed barely steady. open high .. 8-14 847 ... 852 Jill. Ocl. Dec. Jan. 854 '855 BC1 8G5 May 854 85ti 850 802 8GG low 837 m:i 847 848 850 85G close 837 844 847 848n 850 85Bn W€LL ILL T€LL 53 .. . _^_ K~ »— Spots closed quiet at 837. olf 14. New Orleans Cotton Permit Issued For New Greyhound Bus Station A building permit has been issued to the Greyhound Bus company for the construction o! a terminal at the southwest corner of Walnut and Fifth streets, following tlie dead line of the time for complaints to be filed protesting Ihe erection of the building In n restricted port of the city. There were no complaints. The company is expected to announce complete plans for the new building as soon as the deal Is closed for the purchase of the lot from Mrs. J. M. Vivian, which is .now leased to the Phillips Motor 'company. The building, which Is lo cost between S18.000 and $20.000. is to be of white lile brick, with a blue lile trim. Coroner's Jury Absolves Motorist; Witnesses To Be Questioned Nathin Teroy, whose face and head were almost crushed by alleged assailants Saturday night at Skinner's dance hall, four miles of Hnyll, died at tlie Blytheville hospital late yesterday. Warrants issued yesterday afternoon at Cariithersvllle charging Robert Prl- veti and Cleve Crowe with intcnl to kill were expccled lo be changed lo murder laic today. Pi'ivett, who lives near Havil made bond of $500 and officers are seeking Crowe, who is said to live near Lepanto. It was lirsl believei that the man sought was* Cleyc CTO\ve, "of near , Braggadocio, -bu' officers saitl today that II was' < different man of the same name .1 eray's. remains were taken ti Hayti where fuiieral arrangements were being made'today by his par etils. Air.'anil Mr.s. Hen Teroy. Tlie 24 year old man died wlthou telling Ihe names of the men wh are said to have beaten him up a ihe night club and then to hav .aken him away in a car and ti have left him on the highway. He was found by Luther Glllllii of Ilayti, whose ear struck Tero sliglitl}' when lie stumbled 111 fron of the machine. Oillim look th pedestrian, who immediately lapse into a coma, to Huylt for first al and then brought'him to the Bly theville hospital. His report to Pemlscot count authorities of tlie Incident led I an investigation which was cllmase with the swearing out of the tw warrants by Teroy's father. NEW ORLEANS, May 24. (UP) — Cotton futures closed barely steady toctaj. with losses of 70 to 85 cents a bale. high low close Jul. Oct. Dec, Jan. Mar. May open . 857 . 866 . 8S7 . 8G8 . 875 . 86ft 860 80S Wi9 868 875 875 848 855 858 8S8 862 8M 855 858 858 Stock Prices NEW YORK. May 24. (UPI — New uncertainties in the Czechoslovakian situation unsettled the stock market today after early firmness, but trading did not pick 8C2 »l> 868b Spots closed barely .steady at 8iiO, off 17. Livestock 129 5-8 24 1-2 5 1-2 10 1-2 23 As usual there will be n lot of weddings this June and I think some of us m.irried men should give a word of encouragement to the young men who nve about lo take that step and might be gettin' a Illtle bit slmkcy. In the first place It'll make your Job more permanent. L r I know one man who won't hire an unmarried man. When I asked him "why?" He says "Well, I am prei.ty blunt and over-bearing and J nml that married men don't get so upset when J yell at 'em." EAST ST. LOUIS, 111., May (UP)—Hogs: 8,000. Top. 8.05. 170-230 Vbs., 8.50-8.CO. 140-160 Ibs., 8.25-8.50. Bulk sows. 7.15-7.50. Cattle. 2,500. Sleer.s. 8.25-9.50. Slaughter steers. G.75-IO.CO. Mixed yearlings & heifers. 1.508.75. Slaughter heifers, G.CKM.OO. Beef cows, 5.50-6.50. Cutters & low cutlers, 4.25-5.25. A. T. k T Anaconda Cop Asscc. D. G Beth. Steel Boeing Air [Chrysler 41 3|Coc« Coin 128 1-2 24 Gen. Eloc 34 1-: Gen. Mot 28 1-2 Int. Harvest 51 1-4 "Montgomery Ward 30 M. Y. Central 113-4 Packard 3 5-8 Phillips Pet 31 1-2 Radio . 51-2 Scheuly Dist 1C 1-8 Chicago Corn May July opcu high 57 1-8 57 1-4 53 1-3 58 1-8 low close 58 1-2 flfi I- Simmons 7 1-8 Eocotiy Vac 12 i-£ Sid, Oil N. J 45 7-8 Texas Corp 35 5-f U. S. Sleel 41 7.8 Chicago Wheat May open high 77 1-8 77 3-4 low close 75 3-4 76 Looks Fishy Motorist Is Absolved HAYTI. Mo., May 24.— A verdi of a coroner's jury for the inques of Nothin Teroy was tlrat Teroy death was caused by wounds re ceived by a beating or stabbing or near the Woodland, n!so know as Skinner's dance hall, on hlgl way 84, and that Hie' accident i which Luther Gilllui struck Tern was unavoidable. The inquest wn.s conducted b Magistrate D. A. Hedge acting fi Coroner Jack Kelley. L. D. Pelt, farmer, testified thr Tcroy came to ills' home aboi 3 o'clock Sunday morning and aske dial Pelt take him to a doctor ai said some men at Skinner's pla< had tried lo kill him. He was bleei Ing profusely and his face and hca were beaten, according to Pelt, wl said he told the injured man 1 lad no way of taking him to tow Mr. Ollllni also lestlflKl of I :ar striking Teroy. He said th ic attempted to dodge the pede rian who staggered from one side )f the highway to the other us if n a dazed condition. There were 15 witnesses who were not called but who were taken to aruthersville where they were to be questioned later today. Funeral services for Teroy were icld this afternoon at Dry Bayou community, where burial was made. Supporters Press For House Action BeforeNightfall ___ _^ Try Escape At Alcatraz; One Is Dead icrinnn citizens along the railway near Hanover recently wci mnixd al the sight at what looked Ilko u glijanllc silver llsh Hklm tj along the rails at about 120 miles an hour, it was just Qei Miny's liilc.'t development tit the Dlescl-enghicd, ;;treamltnod locomi pictured nbove on ll.s Inillal run. The ventilating (jrliles an yc-shnpcd headlights on the front of the train give It a very fishy loo! Tennessee Proposes New River Span At, Memphi Aclininislvation May Eliminate Public Power Amendment Entirely WASHINGTON, May 24 <UP> — Senator George Norris (Intl. ^leb.) indicated today the admln- slmtlon had chanted Its strategy on the public power omcndment to the $ recovery bill and will move to eliminate it entirely. Norris opposed Senate Majority Leader Alben W. Barkley's proposed compromise announced after a White House conference yesterday The .power amendment would prevent use of any part of the appropriation for erection of a municipal power plant If It would be In competition with a private utility. Barkley proposed to permit federal aid to municipal power plant. 1 ! If the city had made a "(air offer" to a private utility to buy Its plant and had been refused. WASHINGTON, Muy U. (UP)—The • house « HDiiLlicni drive lo' provide did'crcnUals in the liill for pvolet'tion bl' southern industry. : ' : ; It defeated liy H vote, announced as ISO to 70, a bill ll'eral l).v Ke|). Knborl, liamspcck (Do)))., G;i.), us n sub_ —+stuule for the measure o! tho LOIISO labor commlllee. Successful the major test, the wage-how bloc rushed the bill toward Ihial icilou before nlghtfnll. Tlio Hamspcck bill would have rented a board to administer a lexlbln standard of minimum and maximum hours with. nlownncB for pay levels lower. In lie south tlinn north of the Ma- • i<m-l)lxon line. The house action, overriding al- SAN FRANCISCO. Muy 21 (UP) —One o! three eoni'lcLf who iil- cmplcd to escape yesterday from Alculra 1 /, Island, famed as America's Devil's Island"— died wound Inlllcled by today from for freedom wllli and James C The prisoner, Thonnis R, Lliner- ck, serving a life sentence for bank •ouliery and kidnaping, was shot Iiilully through tlie head as he 'jiade n break iufiiH lA'finklln Lucas. Just before their attempted break from the penitentiary on small Al calra/. Island In San Francisco bay Ihe three slugged Qimrd It. c. Cllm with n hammer. Cline was taken to tlio marine Ills condition wns critical NASHVILLE, Tenn,, May. UP)—The Tennessee highway d partmenl announced today it sbo votiltl start negotiations with tl slate 'of Arkansas -ond-Ihe fedcr lovermnent lo build a new bridge across the Mississippi river at VlemphLs. The Kpan would cost $3,478,000 and would be toll free. At present Franklin, serving a life term fo murder, was wounded n Uic 'slum) der nnd Lucas, who Kilned notorlclj through an allatlc wlth.sel.ssors m Al Oapone, surrendered when h jaw (hat lie was nliuut lo be sho down. The name of Ihe guard who shot Limerick nnd Frmiklln was not made public. - The nltcmpteil c.-icapc was the first al Alcatra/,, kiitwn ns.. "The Rock", since Ralph Hoc and Ted Cole dived Into the water of San Francisco Imy lust December. Tiioy arc iitlll missing. , nost unanimous proftst of southern Democrats, apparently killed, southern hopo of amending Uio house bill drnsllcally. Republicans Joined with northern 'Democrats lo support the bill drafted b'y. Chairman Mury T, Norton of tlio house labor committee. Sloerlnu Hie bill through Uio second day of luimiltom debate, nnd prctllctlni,' house passage before ndjaiiinment tonight, supporters of the Morton measure organized to beat off an attack from a. fnrm bine, determined to modify tin; measure. The farm attack was In the form of so-called "grange amendment^," cxcuipllnn from overtime provisions of -wage hour standard. 1 ! Industries processing, producing, handling niul distributing livestock, poultry, farm and dairy prodiicls. Uarahan bridge, combination automobile and railroad slructurc, is the only span over Ihe river at Memphis, Highway Commissioner M, O. Allen said Harahan bridges was unable [o handle adequately all traffic which now crosses the bridge nml In the future would become obsolete. Allen estimated It would lake three years lo build the bridge. Allen said his fairest distribution of cost would be for the federal government to pay 50 per cent with Tennessee and Arkansas each paying 25 per cent. Confess Burglary Of Ashcraft Feed Store Agricultural Economist Succimtbs At Age of 64 ITHACA, N. Y., May 24. (UP) — Professor Oicorec F. Warren o£ Cornell University, agricultural economist who had a prominent ptirt tn Alinplng tlio United Slates monetary policy in the ea\ly days of the Roosevelt administration, died today. He was G4, Attorney For Defendants In Coal Cases Assails Union Five U. S. Walker Cup Members Keep In Meet TROON. England. May 24. (UP) —Five members of Ihe U. S. Walker cup team advanced today In the British amateur golf championship, wlille three others were eliminated, two of them by teammates. Survivors were Johnny Goodman of Omaha. Charlie Yates of Atlanta, Francis Oulmet of Boston. Chuck Kocsls of Detroit, and Fred Haas of New Orleans. Says Student Fund Is Not For Teachers I Hail Damage In Basset! Section Repoi'lcd Heavy John Martin, 2'3, and John Crim, 28, confessed to officers last night that they burglarized the Ashcraft LONDON, Ky.. Ivfny 24. (UP) — Union organizers, who went into Harlan county, were "public enemies who had to be watched", defense council said today in Ihclr oneniiv; statement In the trlnl of G3 defendants on charges of vlolatlni; llic Wngner Inbor relations net. Charles I. Dnwson, making, his openlnsr statement In behalf of 19 cc);poralions, 22 mine executives and 22 peace officers, sail] ilic United Mine Workers of America resorted lo violence In an ntlemuL feed store last Thursday night, lo make miners sign up with the when they obtained $2 in cash. The men waived hearing in municipal court today on charges of grand larceny and were held to circuit court with bonds set at. J250 each. The men were arrested after city and county officers had conducted a wide Investigation, Mnrtln was placed under arrest Saturday night and Crim. Sunday morning. They were held In the city jail and last night made tlieir confession, Police Chief E. A. nice announced today. Cases of Sam Mobley and Charles union. I'aclnR Ihe carpel. In front of Ihe jury box Dawson, who bears a close re.scmbliuice to (lie late will Rogers, said the Harlnn county coal operators were not opposed to unions but were fl^htlni; against the clow! Neeley, nlso charged with grandlploycs o[ firms. shop nrinciule in one of the world's richest soft conl lields. Harlan county miners he said were "better paid, better housed and hail more of the good things of life" than miners anywhere else. The Wagner act. Dawson said, does not guarantee protection to union organbers but only to cm- UTTLE ROCK, May 24. (UP> — A law providing funds for edu- caional and recreational rtctlvi- ties. which was passed by the legislature last year, was aimed to benefit students and not teachers, Assistant Attorney General L. Gentry said today. Gentry held that an appropria/ tlon of $1,400 for the state school for the deaf could not be uss-d for teachers who desired to use the money to pay expe'nses of attending summer schools. Oen'.ry jsnid the money would have (o he 57 5-8 51 5-8 July 74 1-8 74 5-8 73 1-2 73 S-B| ;isert enllrely for students. BASSETT, Ark., May 2-1.—A mil storm which centered on farms in this community about noon Sunday damaged crops on 2,500 acres of land. 2,100 acres of which were completely destroyed and will have to be replanted, a survey yesterday showed. Most of the land was planted tn cotton. The fiail storm, apparently n local ohe. caused complete loss of crops on tiio following farmr., it was reported: Tony McAfee farm, 400 acres; Mood farm, 300 acres; Sims farm, 300 acres; John l^Rue farm, 85 acres; George McPatrldge farm 60 acres; Rube Jones farm, 40 acres; Ed Bell farm, 400 acres, A. S. Catchlngs farm, 200 acres; CIs- sell Brothers farm, 200 acres; Sunny Lynch farm, 100 acres. larceny, were dismissed by the state | In court today. Mobley was also charged with petit larceny in another case and was fined $I~0 »n«l sentenced lo five days in jail alter he entered a pica of guilty. One man paid a fine of $10 for public drunkenne.'y;. W. O. Ransom, negro, was fined $10 on a plea of guilty to a charge of assault and battery. He Is alleged to have struck another negro, Magnolia Murtershaw. Casual NOTEBOOK liy Samuel !•'. Norris It's'Arizona Grapefruit That California Eats Stammerers Club Bars Four for Good Speech PHILADELPHIA (UP) — Four persons were dropped from active membership in the Kingsley Club because—they spoke loo well. The club was organized for stammerers by J. Stanley Smith, Philadelphia altorncy who stammered onco himself. The four were barred from future participation In the club's forum after Ihey spoke without stammering over the radio. PHOENIX. Ariz. (UP)—California —happy, hunting ground of the press agent, homeland of the movle.s and big bridges, and scene of titanic citrus growing activities —Is Arizona's best grapefruit customer. Up to April I. 230,000 boxes and 10,000 tons of loose fruit were shipped there from orchards here and at Yuma. In addition, 2,251 tons were shipped for juice-making. WEATHER Arkansas — Fail- tonight and Wednesday; warmer Wednesday and In northwest portion tonight. Memphis and vicinity—Pair tonight, lowest temperature 58 to 62; Wednesday fair and warmer. The maximum temperature here yesterday was 83, minimum 63 partly cloudy, according to Samuel F. Norris, oillciM weather observer. -What Is Manifest? Cardboard signs along Chickasawba avenue reading "This Way to Homiest" have constituted a mystery lo most persons who observed them In recent weeks. Somo have oven followed the course of the signs, only lo have them fizzle out when Iliey reached North Second street, for the last of the signs Is on a post at the corner of Chlckasawba and Second. This sign points northward. What is Hamfest? Lots of people nsked this question, but nobody seemed to know the answer. We determined (o uncover the mystery. A few feet frc:n the Second street sign is a used furniture store op- erntoil by Alvin Hardy. 'Thinkiuc it might be some sort ot an advertising scheme we inquired there, but a young man in the store said the meaning of the signs was also n mystery to him. We asked a lot of other people, too, but got nary a clue. Finally wa went to the police. Chief Ed Rico didn't know, but asked Patrolman Dick Potter, who knew the answer right away. "Why. those signs were put up there for Ihc convention of amateur radio operators some time ago," said Patrolman Pottor. For additional Information we went to Harold Sucibury, who is a member of the Moarky Amateur Radio Operators Association, a group of enthusiasts who held n convention about a month ago at the American Legion hut. "Yes, those signs were put up to direct visiting amateurs to the Legion hut whore the meeting was held," he said, explaining that amateurs the world over are known as "hams" and that the word "ham- fest" signifies a get-together of "hams". This particular group is one of a number of such organizations throughout the country iuld draws its membership from Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky and Illinois. Encouraged by such successful sleuthing In solving one of Blythc- vllle's most confounding mysteries, this column will undertake from, time to time to perform similar public services. So if you have any mysteries place them in our hinds.

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