The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 21, 1934 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 21, 1934
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Served by tkt United Pre** BLVTHEV1LLE COURIER NEWS THl DOMINANT NUWBHAPKH OP NOHTHBA BT ARKANHAB AND HOUTHEAIW MIBBOORI VOL. XXXI—NO. 55 Blythevllle Daily New« Blythevllle Courier Mississippi Valley louder Blythevllle Herald m.YTilKVII.LK, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, MAY 21, 193-1 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS DAPliW BOARD PLANS NEW ATTACK ON NRA $10,000,000 Fire Swn-ps Chicago Slor.kyanls Invade Home of B. A. Bolin and Seize Money; Pistol Shots Exchanged. Police, with the smallest of clues lo work on. were still seeking today two anned men who entered the home of B. A. Bolin, Marathon oil comuany manager. Saturday night about midnight, fore- id him to. turn over $284, and escaped in an exchange of shots when Bolin followed them out of his house. Discovery of the metal box ill which Bolin kept his collections and valuable papers on the lawn of the First Baptist church, di- lectly across Walmn street from hfc residence. 120 West Walnut, indicated that the robbers calmly looted the box after their exchange of shots with Bolin. After the pair left Bolin hurriedly secured a pistol he kept in the house and. stepping to the door nf his resilience, fired three shots at the robber. One of them turned and fired back, a bullet missing | Brilri bv a seam foot. The oil company man had retired when he was rudely awakened by being forcibly jerked out nf bed. Asked where the box was. Bolin at first affected ignorance of the intentions of the intruders, but a slao on the face and a pistol shoved at hiw made him o!ian°e Ills minrt. lie told officers. Holin wasted little time In securing his money box and turning it. over to the pair. He told officers n-e pair appeared to be unmask?d white men, familiar with his hufiness routine, but that he was unable to iee them distinctly be- r»use they Wiii. u VmSinigM .shining constantly in his face. An air view of the fire sweeping the Union Stock Yards and neighboring buildings In Chicago Saturday, when a score of -lurgc build in?s, packing houses and factories, and several hundred smaller struciun'S were destroyed. Thousands of cuttle weie killed, but no humai lives are known to have been lost. It was the greatest fire in Chicago since the city was razed in 1071, nnd damage Is estimated a ten million dollars. Negro Snatches Purses'' ,' from Girl on Street AjneerrJ pii'rse snatcher (rrabbed • a pocketbook from Miss Pauline Rrvradlev. 20lfi West Vine street, poout 10:30 o'clock Saturdav ni'ht "•hile Miss Snradley accompanied fc" n girl friend, was woiwrvr alo>v fifth street between Main and Ash slreels. The nepro fled down an alley v ill: his loot after strirvnin" the nvrs" from Miss Spradley's hand. It contained $3.50. The purse snatching was the first reported in some time, al- Thniiph a series of similar rob- bei it's occurred not long ago. Funeral Held . This Afternoon From the Home of Her Parents Here. Futrell Again Extends Auto License, Penalties LITTLE ROCK. May 21 <UI>> — Qov. J. M. Fiilrell today extended , time for purchase of automobile I licenses until June 4 without additional penalty. Only Ihe original S3 penalty accrued for delinquency will be as-1 sessed. the governor instructed In his new order. The b.H extension, expired Muy 15. Closing Stock Prices NEW YORK, May 21 (UP) — Today's stock market session was the lightest In 10 years and other markets were correspondingly dull Contrary to usual procedure, however, prices moved in range. Ordinarily in a uncertain market there cllne. A. T. and T. Anaconda Copper Bethlehem Steel Chrysler Cities Service Coca Cola Oeneral American Tank General Electric General Motors International Harvester - Middlewest Utilities .... Montgomery Ward New York Central Packard Phillips Petroleum narrow dull and Is a de- . 116 . 15 3-8 . 35 3-8 Mrs. Ruby Matthews Coppedge. 33. wife of Oliver W. Coppedge, died at the Memphis Baptist hos- nital Sunday morning, il o'clock. Fimeral services were held this afternoon from the home of her parents. Mr. and Mrs. George Matthews, with the Rev. E. K. I.attiner. pastor nf the First Christian church, officiating, assisted by Ihe Rev. W. V. Womnck, pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial was made at Maple Grove cemetery. Active pallbearers were: Eugene I Dickinson, W. M. Scruggs. B. G. West. Bob Buck of Hughes, Ark., Herschel Smart and Samuel C. Owen. Honorary pallbearers were: Hiram Wylie. John Walker. Floyd White, Eddie B. David. Murray Smari, W. T. Barnell, Jim Crnf- ton, Max B. Reid, A. G. Hall. DiHinder Goi None of Kirk Roland's Mouev City Launches'at Once Upon' Tremendous Task of Reconstruction. George Hamilton, C. V. Sebaugh, George M. Lee. A. T. Union City. Tenn.. C. 5[NflT[ REJECTS Direct Election of President Fails of Two-Thirds Majority. WASHINGTON. May 21 «JP>— The senate today rejected Die Norris constitutional amendment I CHICAGO, May 21.' (UP)— While I j hose streams still swished into! smoldering embers. Chicago today | he-fan repairing the Sl6.000.000i ! damage' of one of the greatest fires of history. | Wheel barrows and trucks nun- ! 'Wed down stieets 'where only • 24 | hours ago fire engines and ambu- • lances shrieked frunziedly for righl I of way. Carpenters and masons shot new buildings into the air j while firemen at their side tore i down tottering walls of buildings destroyed by Saturday's flames. • The first comprehensive survey of damage wrought by the fire, which began Saturday afternoon and still flared sporadically into menacing flames ycslerday after- providing for jnpular election of. the president of th- United Suies 1;o °"' .Placed the monetary loss nl and abolition of the electoral col- - - • -- •-- •-•— lege. The vote was 42 for the amend- man. Dr. A. M. Washburn. Vern Ctoar bfjment to 24 against. G. Red- 1 majority is necessary for approval! A two-thirds 40 1-21 Miller. Raymond Turner. II C. 2 3-41 Brown. W. J. Wunderlich and Bak- \-u t-H\ er Wilson. 36 3.4! Mrs. Coppedge had been In ill 20 1-41 health for more than a year and 33 3-8 during that time had spent mucn 33 5-8 °f h* 1 * time in a St. Louis hos- 3_jfj|pital. Her condition became critical several weeks ago and she of a constitutional amendment Senator George W. Norris (Hep. 25 1-2 20 was removed 4 having been 18 1-2! hospital. Memphis after the Blythevtlle Radio Corp 7 7-81 Simmpns Beds- Si. Louis-San Francisco Standard of N. J Texas Co U. S. Steel ., U. S. Smelting 17 1-2 New York Cotton NEW YORK. May 21 (UP) — Cotton closed steady. open high low close May 1145 1130b July 1149 1149 1134 1139 Oct 1167 1167 1153 1158 Dec 1118 1178 1164 1170 Jan 1183 1183 1172 1175 March 1193 1193 1180 1185 Kpols closed quiet at 1155. off 10. A native of fjotcorrt. Kan., fhc came here when a child with her parents. She attended the city 43 high school and was well known 24 1-8 ns a musician before bccomin" ill 43 1.41 She was a member of the First 1M 3-4 i Methodist church. • * She Is also survived by one fon. Joe Burn". Jr.. two sisters. Mrs. Joe C. Wal.son and Miss Minnie Matthews, all of here, ami two brothers, Jim, and George, of Kansas City, Mo. Another son approximately $10,000,000. Tire insurance companies estl- ! mated that their liabilities would I total more than {6.000.000. The | estimate of total damage was made i by Thomas J. Shcehan. attorney I checking reports of underwriters This Veb.) changed "ills vole from aye' lor tne ftra department, after: Roland, brother of o no in order to move for reconsideration later. The agriculture committee voted today to nineml the A. A. A. art to give the secretary of ariicullure power to borrow money upon cotton In his possession. The committee also voted to re- rorl favorably a bill to permit co-operative agreements to curtail rrrdiiction of non-basic commod- ; ties. In general the purpose ol Ihe bill is to strengthen the en-. fcr.-ln:j powers of the A. A. A.I in the courts. I POLICE IN 1JSIILE General Strike tliiealeiied Following Clash in Minneapolis lot-lay. MINNKAI'OMS. May ^1 IUP>- lilklni; truck dilm.-, fuiii;lu IKIC:L' In u desperate h:ind in hand itili 1 Ipdny for euniiitl nt ly'.s muiket. 1 !. More limn 'J. r > pulicfiiu-n and trikers were wouniU-d. Police succeeded In lepulslun tin ilveit*. who wllhdrev,' lo uwiill UK nival of re-eiiforci-niviits. Tne trikers .sought to slop (he movement of trucks containing ]KM!S|I- blc foods. An appeal by the truck ilrlvers ur assistance from other unmns b:oi:aht a vote of 35.000 buDdhig rades union members to strike Lit 5 I 1 . M, today. A yenernl iun of business activity wus It-ar•d. Representatives of other unions culleci meetings for inte loclny to discuss plans for a general Mrike. I'rtick drivers who ulti'mp'.ed to inn Ihe blockade wlih farm produce were beaten and their produce dumped. The rioting among the pickets broke out when merchants loaded perishable foodstuffs in trucks and attempted to run them Ihrougn the strikers' blockade to outlying grocery stores. About half of the Injured were 1 policemen struck by bricks hurled by the howling mob of strikers. A large truck bearing the sign, 'Spring the Imp and rid the city of rats,' 1 moved slowly through the congested area in. the produce market. Bricks and clubs started 'to tly. ., The violence lasted nboiir. 10 minutes and centered at the warehouse of the Ouuible-Rohliison Produce company, where truck leading storied early, merchants In the Mail Bomb [| Explodes in Postoffice WASHINGTON. MllJ' '21 IU1 1 )-A bomb cnniTiiled In n holEowi-d out copy of "Uncle Tom'H Cabin" mill liddrviwd lo a person In 11 Balkan country exploded today in the hinul^ of Myilon U Gemmg, clerk In the Washington ileiul letter postolllce. The puckiigc wns received ye.s- Icrdny. 'Ihe blast destroyed Us wriipplnys. which boie the pusl- umrk from wlivrc It wus shlpivd. Cit'iumi: said the package a^- IH-ared lo contain a Ijook^ As he u]Kiieil It the bomb exploded. He fell back, one hand clulchlnu his nice. The other was almost blown ull. William 1.. Jachson, u who was Mumllug Just back ol him, wiis slightly injured. Kutnors Immediately spread Unit the package was addressed lo u lilgh tovernment official. Postal and department of Justice otllcials said they might have an announcement to nuike later. Liberalism Will Mark Fed- eralioii Convention at Hot Springs This Week. HOT SPRINGS, Ark., May 21. (UP)— Wavhift a banner of liberalism, more than a thousand wo- nen from all parts of the United States, Canada. Hawaii and Mexico gathered 'here today for-the opening of the sixvday convthtlon .' the General Federation of Wfc- nen's clubs. ••'• •--.•>• —»"- J «' •--- The produce district swore they would move their perlah«b!e DEDJUIE5 ffll REPDRTlfLBE Oppression o f "Little Fellow" and Urges Socialization. • WASHINGTON, Kay :>1 (UP) — The Darrow i-jvlew imnrd answer• d N l '^'s rebufcc lodav by announcing n second reporl more critical lhan the' ilrsl would be mad." Uelnre It pusses out of existence May HI. The llrsi reporl. issued lust night, charged thill NRA oppressed the ; "little fellow," recommended the fcdsral trade commission tnke over NRA enforcement, und that Industry Ix? socialized. The NRA answered H In blistering terms. ' '. Hichbrrg Under Fire ' • The next reporl, the board said in a slntpiiient, would civer additional Industries In which conditions allegedly were even 'worse than those set forth In the first itudy. Donild R Rlchherg, NRA coitn- :cl, "would need more than 167 i:aues to steer around Its content," the board said; Tin statement was bitter! and centered its chief attack on Rlchberg, The nation plunged today Into di'bnte of the Darrow board report, that NRA fosters monopoly and Clarence Uarrow's own recommendation to President Roosevelt thai American Industry b« socialized. The 17-year-old lawyer .famous lo the latest crop of newspaper readers as defense counsel in Hawaii's Massle, proposed that thought and dls- o men's clubs. Liberality In cusslon will make the meeting outstanding among women's conventions, leaders here s*ld. Sterilization, birth control, ind [lie liberal Woman's Party, which the equal rights the federal constl- sponsoring amendment to tutlon. will be discussed. Trx»o and other sociological problems have brought some of the nation's lead- , Industrial.competition be ellminat-. ed from American life. Otherwise, ic sold, It',will remain a wolfish, and- HX«ril'*»r factor.. Press Supports Johnson First comment from congress and the press today appears: to support NRA and Administrator S. Johnson against, the Darrow findings. Senator Gerald P. Nye (Rep., N. D.) who helped compel ..Mr. Roosevelt to create the Darrow . l>dard for code Investigation, raid- authorities to Hot Springs. "I hnve always believed this organization to be a real force In the land," said Mrs. Grace Morrison Poole of Brockton, Mass., nrcsidcnl ol the national organization. "So we must consider all sides of nubile problems. We have endorsed a broad minded and lib- j and officials of companies whose j of ihls city. Kirk won recognition buildings were destroyed. |as a quick thinker last week wher The fire department itself lost j bandits, believed lo be the Dll- $100.000 wortli of equipment. I linger gang, lobbeil a 'bank Officials of the American Red Flint, Mich., win re he runs ross estimated thai 1.100 persons were treated for burns and No New Evidence Will Be Submitted Tomorrow; Norwood Brings Suit. LITTLE ROCK, May 21. (UP) — Prosecuting Attorney Carl E. Bailey of Pulaskl county said today lie would call no more witnesses In the case Involving the state hiphway department's refunding 'of $21.714 when tile grand Jury reconvenes here tomorrow to reconsider evidence which brought the indictment lust week of Urey Haden. Jonesboro. There ewill be no new evidence submitted. Bailey said. He Hiked the report, proved NRA Is destroying small business and entrenching monopoly. The nation's press seemed siding with NRA Administrator Johnson In his defense of the NRA against ihe bitter attacks of Darrow and. his review board. ' - - ^ Some editors believed that the eral allltude for the purpose of I disagreement showed a necessity "ol dUseniinatlne knowledge." thorough review of NRA codes. \mong editors quoted were those f the Boston Post, San Francisco New* News, Mrs. Bernlta Sheldon Matthews of Washington, D. C., will support the national amendment for equal rights of women workers In a for- nin at which Mrs. Virgil Loeb of St. Louis, representing the National League of Women Voters, will oppose the measure. Walter Taylor Salary Suit Receives Setback LITTLE ROCK. May 21 (UP>— The long fight to secure a refund In salary paid Walter E. Taylor, former state banking commissioner, received another, setback In a i ruling handed down by the state supreme court today. ,,.., iu,.. u . lu .. u^,.,,,.^ „„,„ „,- T |, e C0l , rt affirmed cigar store. Roland, cashing checks oilier Injuries. Four hundred were sent to hospitals. , . died several years ago. The Cobb Undertaking company is in charge of arrangements. Cnw at Work Today on Creamery Package Plant cafcons'i • .car, part of the transport's .... . A cr>-«- of atom 20 men started'was slightly damaged u J. ba „• -' - lo dismantle (he old Cream-' cf Shrevepcrt, La., was drh\r if at a teller's window when the outlaws entered the bank, shoved the money back and recover d Ids checks ix-fore complying with a demand to put his hands In Ihe air. Petition for Gravel on Etowah-Caraway Road Graveling of the slate highway f • •' "•' between Caraway. Cralghead conn- slderably damaged. A new ty, and Etowah, Mississippi county. Drives Into Transport Parked on Highway i | A car, driven by Bradford Shenr: In. crashed Into a car tnusjicrl, ! parked partially on Hlrlr*-jy 01 [ 1 at Yavbro. Saturday night. dictments should have been re turned. If indictments are to be made in the case they must come tomorrow. Bailey said .to come within the state's three year statute of limitations. Haden was Indicted on three counts ot embezzlement In connection with the refunding in 1931 of tile $21,714 to four road 1m- a demurrer of the Massachusetts Bonding and Insurance company, sustained In Pulnski county circuit court, which claimed the company was not liable for money paid Taylor as supervisor of building and loan associations. Suit was Instituted against Taylor to seek refund of $1,000 annual salary given him from 1920 provenient districts In Dallas and I to 1931 as the building and loan Ken-ton counties. ' " ' Attv. Gen. Hal L. Norwood »Uo Package company bulldln pvrchased by the E^ heville Relief Committee for tho material ii contains, which will tx> used In \j f\ i f, IA I lllc construction of a hangar at l\eW Orleans COttOn the airport and in other FEIcA Chicago Corn open May 49 7-8 July 62 3-8 high 50 1-8 52 1-2 low 49 1-8 51 1-8 close 49 1-4 SI 1-2 NEW ORLEANS, May 21 (UP)— Cotton futures ea'Jed off today, felling 75 cent* lower at one time. The close found prices 8 to 11 points under Saturday's final lev- Chicago Wheat May July open 90 3-4 90 1-4 high 91 1-2 RO 1-2 low 90 1-8 M 1-2 close 90 1-8 els. May July Oct Dec Jan March open 1144 1146 1163 1176 1113 1185 high low close . 1133b 1147 1164 1176 1173 1185 1135 1150 1165 1173 1185 1139 1155 1168 1173 1183b Spoti closed steady at 1149, ofl 9 piojccls. Harvey McCall was assigned to- thc transport, county officers staled this af- revenue of- 1s ihe object'sought In a petition addressed to the state, highway department as the result of a meeting at Caraway Friday night. The petition was prepared In on effort to have th; road im- has Instituted proceedings agal.'.a :ive defendants In connection with refunds to the four districts. Those named In this suit are Haden. A. C. Broadaway, of Little Rock, father-in-law of Haden. | Dwight H. Blackwood, former i highway commissioner, J. Lan Williams. Osceola. former highway commissioner, and the Fidelity and IX'posll company of Maryland, supervisor. He also received hL< annual salary of 55,000 as banking commissioner In those years. toinoon that a state ficcr at Yarbro was cuecKiug tue proved and open up a direct route transport's gas supply at the time Into and out of Caraway for ihe accident occurred. The rev- Cralghead and Mississippi couniyl . _ officer was warned no! to residents, tt was slated. Civic cMDUtler and DUnn acaln ullow vehicles to stop on the flclals ot Joue?toro, Monette and foreman of the airport j highway for that purpose or to oilier Crai-head county towns are dav as _ _____ __ project, taking the place of C. A.l.siop or detain them^fcir thai rea-jalso back of the movement. Tarn, who has been transferred I .wn without requiring drivers lo !i> lh« new 10.000-ncre rehabllita-| 'ft their machines clear of the io;: project, west ol Marie. Tant. highway. understood here, was to was Mart today moving a sawmill from Sweden Gels Riding Bid STOCKHOLM. (UP) Swede n Kelscr to the scene of the pro- iwed development, on which It 1 has been invited lo send nn army Is. W. R. Dress, state relief dlrrc-1 cavalry team of tr.rec officers and or, plans to spend close lo 4500.-1 .six horses to the Internationa! rid- f.OC lo provide farm homes tome 500 families. for ling competition in Dublin, Ireland, Aug. 7 lo II, /CCIPT Five hundred Blythevllle people are dependent on the sale (f stamps and script for thrlr Jolis. WILL YOU HELP THEM? 1 ULicf emu uuuii naiiicu i to Osceola School Board' Endorses Hope Man for Pharmacy Board LITTLE R(3CK, May 21 (UP*) — U. A. Gentry, state Insurance com mlssloner, In a letter to Gov. J M. FXitreli, today recommendec Frank Ward of Hope for appointment to the slate board o pharmacv when the term of Her man Horsl expires nest month. OSCEOLA, Ark.. May 21—B. P.I Butler and J. B. Bunn were eloct-i WEATHER Arkansas—Mostly clouxly tonlsht school directors for the Osceola | and Tuesday. Showers and cooler Sp'cial School district at the an-'in northwest portion Tuesday. nual election here Saturday. S. M. Hodges ran third tti the race for the two positions polling a vole of 104. • Butler received 158 votes and Bunn 149. Three votes were polled tgilnst the 18-mlll school tax. 1 Memphis and vicinity—Probably thundershowers tonight. Tuesday probably showers. The maximum temperature here yesterday was 90, minimum 60, clear, according to Samuel F. Ncr- 'rls, ofliclil w«*ther observer. Chronicle. Rnlelgh (N. C.) Observer. Washington >Iew York Times. New York Her,ld Tribune, and a score of others. Tile board was created by Pres- dinl Roofcveil lo determine the loiuidness of charges—In Congress mil elsewhere—thai lltlle business vns being discriminated against operation of the National Recovery Administration. and Its -rrees of fair competition. . ,. Warns of Monopoly * " In H supplementary: report, slga- ed only by himself and William O. Thompson, Darrow emphasized what he termed a trend toward, monopoly under the NRA. 'The choice Is between mon6j>- cly sustained by government, which, s clearly the trend In the National Recovery Administration, and a planned economy, which demands socialized ownership and control," he wrote. "There Is no hope for the small businessman or for complete recovery In America In enforced restrictions upon production for the purpose of maintaining L higher prices. The hope for the American peofilc. Including the small buslnessrn'an, not to be overwhelmed by their own abundance, lies in the planned use of America's resources following sociallza- licn. "To give the sanction of gov- eernment to sustain profits Is not planned economy, but a regimented organlzallon for exploitation." The majority report said: "Price fixing by the Industry and price regulation by the government would Involve, in our Judgment, practically the same difficulties. The problem of policing the Industry to prevent that price competition which the American public has long relied uoon to avolde the evils of monopoly, Inefficiency In business and high price levels would be Insuperable. "A return to the anti-trust laws far the purpose of restoring competition we believe to be one of the great needs of the times. These laws require clarifying and Etrengthenhiii."

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