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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Served by United Pren VOL. XXXI—NO. 56 BLITHEVILLE COURIER NEWS fnrra r*u*tuhkl AU*n uK<1Uu<n * ni_iii r .r* .r/ii L.nxiK* _______ • ^^^ " '^^^•^^B W • ^^-^f TUB DOMINANT NEWSPAMW OP NOKTIUM tti AHKAWUA8 AND BOUTHJU*! lUMSOOBl BlythevUJe D»Uy Newi Blythevllte Ocurler Ulaat-Blppl Valley leader BlyllievUle Herald m.YTHKVH.LE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, MAY 22, 1934 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS. ROOSiiELT OUTLINES SILVER PROGRAM unit suts IB FORCE SHE OF Club Women Endorse World Peace Efforts ii: NJIVV'S Newest (Iruiscr HOT SPRINGS, Ark., May 22. tUP)—Commendation for adminis tration efforts to outlaw war, an appeal for women to take' the lead in national recovery adaptation work after a year of experiment i tion, and a challenge to women to i eliminate crime were heard today /-.i c. i »» 11 j at the first session of the General Charges State Money Used Federation of Women's clubs coun- in Purchase by Mrs. J. cl ' Lan Williams. OSCEOLA, Ark., May Z-.—Suit tor recovery of $1,258.23 in state fluids has been filed here In behalf of the state against J. Lan Williams, Mis. J. Lan Williams, ?nd Mrs. L. B. Swift, all of Osceola. The suit, filed bv Atty. Gen. Hal I,. Norwood and said to be based on on Investigation by State Comptroller Griffin Smith. Is the outgrowth of a transaction by which Mis. Williams acquired a half interest in the building of' the old First Statf Bank of Osceola, which Mrs. Swift had previ- , ously purchased from the state I banking department, which was liquidating the instilution. It charges that Williams permitted his wife to use $1,25823 of state funds, deposited to his account in the Bank of Osceola. for the purchase of a half interest In the First State Bank building. County Deposit Involved the property be reformed so as to : J^. dlstnct show Mrs. Williams has a half interest in II, Ihat her half interest be Impressed with a lien in favor of the state, and that the property be ordered sold by commissioner. A resolution by the council's board of directors, communicated to president, lloosevelt. voiced "our appreciation of your recent approval of the Geneva arms and ammu nilion convention,'' and also commended "lhe efforts which your administration is making to secure from congress an embargo on shipments of arms to Bolivia and Paraguay." Mananna Man Informs State Committee of His Withdrawal ROCK—Senator W. Ward of Marlanna has withdrawn as a candidate for congress in the , was announced yes- sun KT UP TOTiX tary of the Democratic State Central committee. Senator Ward's withdrawal leaves a , three Mississippi county residents ' in the race. Congressman W. J. Mrs. Swift acquired ownership o! the First Slate\ Bank building through transaction involving MiEStssippi^ county's deposit in the defunct institution. The bank, one of the. Banks chain, cVjsed in,the . 126,006-er county fund*. After dividend payment had reduced the amount to about $20,000 Mrs. Swift bought the county's deposit for 10 cents on the dollar, or approximately $2.000. She then traded this t2u,000 claim to the banking department for the bank building and two other pieces of Osceola property, owned by the bank. The day after the completion of this transaction she sold a half interest in the bank property to Mrs. Driver of Osceola Is a candidate for reelection and is opposed by Clinton Caldwell of Manila and E. E Alexander of Blytheville. A meeting of the central executive committee to decide on tha ed 'An affidavit was received "by Secretary Combs today from Dr. H. B. Hardy of Faulkner county that his party loyalty pledge was mailed in sufficient tune before the close of the filing period last Tuesday midnight. He is a candidate, for the 27th senatorial district nomination. Henry Thane, senatorial candidate from the 17th district, also claims that his party pledge was for half 1 ot^at'srTe had »•'" <?-«"» <« - ure h * «»*- orialnally paid for the county de- c ^ alnnan Lee Miles of the cen . One of the newest uf the U. S. Navy's I0.00.-lon • Inaly cruisers", tin- U. S. S. Minneapolis, Is pictured tied up to her pier following commissioning ceremonies in Philadelphia. Built nt 11 cost of (11.000,000, thc cruiser has n speed ol 32.0 knots, and will curry four nlrplanra. Charges Interference With Highway Builders . A temporary order restraining ' certain owners of property con- 1 demned for right ot way on a stnte liivhwav. No. 77, between 'Manila and Etowah from Interfer- Will Present Prooosal to County Association to Endorse or Reject II. A. Nelson, fanner iitittr Kfnn- tor from this leiuilorlul district, i.lans to iin'sciil to the county lax- payers' /tssorlnllon in Itx next neellng a piopos'il culltnR for submission of nil Initiated net Fctilnii salaries of. conntv officials nt the II'—' rf'ieral election. Mr. .Nelson mid he planned to make no active cnmpa1i;n for petitioners to have a salary net submitted on the ballot fur the November election unless It met with nunroval of the taxpayers' association. Forms for tin' petition have been sent Mi 1 . Nelson and he will turn them over to llu- cuiinty us- soclnllon if it wauls to back such n movement. No effort has been made so far to name salaries that would be Included In such a meas- ire. Under the state laws nny salary schedule desired by voters of a •ountv .can lie mode effective by passage of such an Initiated act. There hus been considerable agitation for a county salary act In the l>asl. An act flxlns salaries hi nil counties in the state was held void nvic time ago but the right of enmities to set up their own salary schedule has been held legal. Minnesota Governor Considers Martial Law MINNKAPOI.IS, May 22. (UP) . —A riot In vthlrh imr insn wus killed liroufhl tlir Mlimr»i»lls Inu'k d^frs alrike to MU'h M fftrrlsh plkh l«tf luday Ui»t (toy. Hcyil H. Olxiii M-rlo»Uj <aiwW- rr«l » JrclsritliHi uf inarllal Uw. ^'iftfeii Ihuu^and club s^iiiKfni; union plrkrt.1, maswd In llii- muikfi dlstrli-l and urouna the rlty limits, tixUy threw Mlnne- MjtLt'* Urgrst urbun urra lulu » htule of inrdlrvul tilrcr. INDUSTRIAL FOR CENH1T1 PRIM ML Would Make Silver 25 Per Cent of Monetary Stock; Bill Introduced Berry Defends NRA in Address .Before Southern Publishers NEW YORK. May 22. (UP)—The littx-k mnrkci broke out of its narrow rut today with a sharp-decline coincident U'iCi rclsasc of President Roosevelt's message on silver. To the speculator the message was u distinct disappointment. ASirEVILLE, N. 0., May 22, (UP) —Errors of the imllunai recovrry uilmlnbitratlon have resulted from attempts to correct tr.e "greatest Industrial error uvcr recorded In the history of our coimti^," Ma). /~ti ' v , ' !'• rp- .' '• J 'Manila and Etowah from Interfer- Cnamber ot Lommerce ing with minding -of the road;/ is posit. Another Salt Pending The First State Bank building Is involved in another suit pending in local courts. The Gravelle Construction company, in seekin? tn collect a »3,000 judgment obtained, against J. Lan Williams some time ago,.has brought suit charging that Mr. Williams is the real owner of the bank property, but ts holding It In the names ot others. No IndkUnents Yet LITTLE ROCK, May 22. (UP) — The Pulaski county grand Jury reconsidered lor its last time today the $21,114 highway department refund in 1931 to four road Improvement districts of Dallas and Newton counties. Pour indictments In the case were asked by Prosecuting Attorney Carl tral committee said today he was watting for any who wanted to be heard concerning the filing of John L. Carter, former assistant attorney general, as a candidate for attorney general. A check for $112 which Carter gave fur his ballot fee last Tuesday was not honored at the bank, Combs said, but Carter paid the secretary the required amount several days later. Chairman Miles said that after hearing evidence on both sides in the three cases he would efilter decide them himself or refer them to the committee. • Fnvnrf ,rayors i: Curb on Legislature ___ ™ ' • " •A constitutional curb on the tax- , Ing power- of the Arkansas general era]. and nnmes as defendants A. assembly will be urged in a resolu-iB. Trucks, jr., Mrs. M. E. Dudley, ln "H-Scllon filed in chiji -,.- cmrt ^ trff lt . ,. Under5tood thnl chancellor •*• P. Qautney win hrnr the request Saturday. The action WOK filed through Norwood, state attorney gen- Cooper Sues Railroad for Damage to Crops Damages for alleged obstruction of the natural flow of surface water, with subsequent crop loss. Is I sought by clnude F. Cooper and .... . ^ .«, T j • ~v>u£iiL uy ouuiue r. ^uuper unu Illinois LongreSS WOUid, Lottie B. cooper, landowners, and D > n iL >'t D J' Fate Wallace; tenant, In a circuit prevent Ueatn.ot Board aclk ; n nw ^[,,31 , he st IM $ May 31 WASHINGTON, May 22. (UP) — A battle to continue the Darrow board, investigate NRA, and abol- tipn which «ffll be presented in be-1 mid Connie Morpan The com- lsh thc n - tlorlal recovery admin half of the Blytheville Chamber of nlaint recites alleged refusal of ^ tr!>tlorl lf board. charges a?alnst Commerce at the Arkansns Inven- j t) 1F > defendants to permit taking of il are substantiated, broke today in toiry meeting called for tomorrow crrlain portions of land in accord- "'" ''"""" at-Little Rock by the. Arkansas ] nncp with Chamber of Commerce. The., resolution, approved at a \ meeting of dir-ctoie of the local j! oriartlzatio.1 ' this afternoon, also ] ^ asks changes in Ifmc Owners Corporation and Federal " a county court order condemning the land for public use and chnr-es that threats and tlie house. Representative Fred A. Britten (Rep.. III.) introduced a resolution to prevent President Roosevelt from a ndc r d in t te t h at the co Llalnt the St. river. Cotton isUllvn NEW ORLEANS, May 22. (UP) — Cotton futures closed steady on the New Orleans exchange today, with open high low close 1139 1139 1135 11301) July .... 1145 1146 1129 1135 Oct 1159 1165 1145 1153 Dec 1173 11T7 1159 1166 1176 1176 1169 1171 1181 1188 .... 1181b Spots closed quiet at 1145, off 4 E. Bailey after the grand Jury had I trading quiet despite President indicted Urey Haden of Jonesboro HooseveIt's silver pronouncement. on three counts of embezzlement, which proved disappointing to trad- At 2:30 p.m. the grand Jurors i««. had filed Kb further true bills. If Indictments are to be returned they May must come 'today to be within the state's three year limitation statute. Reconsideration of the case byl jan the grand Jury was asked following the flllng of civil suits by Atty. Oen. Hal Norwood against six defendants. Including two former highway commissioners, to recover the money. A new turn In the case has de-1 veloped at Osceola. where Assistant Attorney- Genera!'Walter L. Pone filed suit against Mrs. J. L«n Williams, wife of a former hlghwav commissioner, to recover 11,259 which altezedly was a part of the $21,14 refund. Claims Refind Monty U»ed Williams, one of the two commissioners clled in the suit filed here last Saturday, was a Joint depositor with Wife Davis, Memphis attorney. In a $19,000 account at &» Osceola bank, State comptroller Griffin Smith explained today. This $19,000 was a part of the 121.714 refund, Smith said, and was deposited May 25. 1931. By May 27 all but 16,000 of the account had been withdrawn. Mrs. Emma Cox. cashier of the b^nlc. testified before Smith that Williams had Instructed her that when the account diminished to that amount the remainder belonged to him. It was from this $6.000 that Mrs. WilllWhs allegedly drew »!,258 to buy an Interest in the build- Closing Stnck Prices A. T. and T. 115 l-« Anaconda Copper 143-8 Beth Steel 33 3-4 Chrysler 38 5-8 Cities Service 21-2 Coca cola 123 1-2 Gen. Am. Tank 36 Oen. Electric 19 3-4 Oen. Motors 32 Int. Harvester 32 5-8 Montgomery Ward 24 3-8 N. Y. Central 27 5-8 Packard 4 Phillips Pet 17 3-4 Radio 71-2 Simmons Beds 161-2 St. L.-S. P. 31-2 Standard of N. J 42 7-8 Texas Co. 23 7-8 XI. S. Steel 40 7-8 U. s. Smelling 114 1-2 guns. Poinsett Bondholders Agree to Settlement The Inventory meettnz was called by the state chamber of commerce to take stock of [.he state's needs and resources with a view to 'ormnlatlng a program that will nable Arkansas to t,ke ndvanlaw| MEMPHIS.-^a'ngemcnts have >f the period of Industrial expan- ^en completed after about a vcar :on which is expected in the next i of cffort »-),crebv$(i 000000 dratn- rw years Individual., and prganl-1 - f( . bcnds flf Di _._ i( ;, No .- lo _ zat.ons throughout the state have],-,_., „, po ,, lsol( Ark.,,,.,,, been invited to participate and to • win ^ rcfamled on R b -- 1s of 253 offer suggestions. |)er Mnt facfl .._,„,, In urging a constitutional curb m Thc nrc hn! the legislature's taxing power directors of the local chamber of commerce expressed Ihemselves as ressardin? lhe danzcr of burden-1 have prevented entrance of ] abollslihiB Clarence DarroWs na- It Honal review board May 31, as , I scheduled. ists' Brlllcn proposed lhat If house I, Investigation substantiated Hie Dar Ite'row board's crjtlclsm of NRA the ,„, InvesllB-tlng committee recorn mend to the house legislation to abolish the national recovery administration. funds lo tre and tnke n-; its security the new issue of bonds. Nine School Districts Report on Election Nine of the school districts In Mississippi county, which held their annual elections Saturday, have filed results wllh Miss Winnie Vlr- gll Turner, county supervisor. AJ 1 the 1 voted 1 mils. District 36, Etowah, B. Welch and Southwestern Railway company. 'The cnmplnlnt alleges that lhe nllroad company dug a ditch akmg- ;ide its track bed to drain it and 'ailed to keep It open at Its outlet n proper manner, causing surface water to back tip on their 'land, northwest of Blytheville; • Turning crops. -The amount sought Is approximately $1,650. • Mr. Cooper,' local' attorney, filed the action. • - •' ' " George L. Berry, deputy NRA administrator, told the convention of the Southern Newspapers Publish-, crs Association today. Berry, president of the International Printing Pressmen's and Assistants' union, vigorously defended recovery efforts of Administrator Hugh s. Johnson and predicted an Industrial' resurrection for tr.e South, postered In part by the vast Tennessee Valley Authority project, now Hearing completion. One of the opportunities thus offered the southern stales, he em- phastierf, lies in the development o newsprint manufacture. Such a pro lect, B«rry added, would have th cooperation of the national »d nlnuUrfctor. .--•-..' ..-. .'.-?<,v<-v . "In the more than 170 indujtrlej coming within my division, permit me to say to you that without exception the processes of relmblll-' lallon, as applied by the national recovery administration, have been received er."f.iustastlcally," he said "I doubt If there is one of .these WASHINGTON,.M»y 22. .(UP)— ; President' llooseveH' 1 ^ compromised • oday with silver rebels In congress i a message that asked authority o nationalize thc melal and prn- josed that the e^cutlve be dl- cctcd to purchase silver ,unU! th« nonctary stocks are comijpjed .of ;old and silver In ratio -of J5«to K. No time on realization of .lib inundaV»t.\ program was In- .Imated in Mr. Roosevelt's metisageJ • \\i submitting his silver plan, de-. ] signed to calm, thc coiigresslorial sliver storm, Mr. Roosevelt revealed thai: . :-.. 1.—Foreign silver has been .pur- | chased with some part of the $2,000,000,000 stabilization fund created with a part of the treasury profit fronv nationalization 2.—Conferences had begun "with Gome of our neighbors", regarding' | coordinated bl-inetallism. Would Nationally Metal Tho president proposed: 1.—Legislation declaring It to be lhe policy of this government to Increase silver In monetary sloclu until tlic ratio is 25 per cent aUver;] to 15 per cent, gold. ; 2.—That he be, authorized and directed by congrtu ! to .make all-: '.necessary-to. "at-. Arizona Hotel Men Plan Drive for Bar Sales CHKYENNE, Wyo. (UP)—Confident that Wyoming will vote repeal in November, hotel men of the state today were organized for a legislative fight for the privilege of serving liquor in their dining rooms and selling It at bars. H. Waldemar Anderson, hotel man of Evanston, said that formal action on the'matter would be taken at the annual convention of tin; slate hotel IHDII'S association this summer. industries, ranging from the greatest and largest, the ' construction Industry! to the ' goldfish Industry, that would surrender the advantages of the national recovery act." Despite the constant problems which arise from codification of Industries, which are being met and solved, there has been no Indication that any Industry desired "to escape lhe advantages," he emphasized.. Turning to the Industrial potentialities of the southern states the deputy administrator said the diversification and volume of resources "adequately Justified our highest state of confidence and enthusiasm." J. G. Harris elected; 4. Clear Lake, Completion nf thc plan was an- | A T .\yilson and J .K .Joiner elect- some taxation ns the greatest ou- nonnred yesterday by' II Curtis'^. 32. Promised Land. J. H. Ball stacle to the industrial development Dcivcv. treasurer nf ihe Cliauman of the state. Named as U. S. and Dewey Lumber Co.. Mcmohls. and was good news to holders of the binds, wh'ch 1 ave been In de- and B. F. Fitzgerald reelectcd; 40. •Leachvlllq. Tom Hill and E. E. Bvrd reelected; 10, Shawnee, Leslie Speck and S. E. Harrison rceiect- wore thn members of the board: E. W. TsnHidv. Wcoin. Ark.; A. L Carlston. Triminnn. Ark.: Dr. n. p T"vlo r and S. P. T^omnson. e. Ark., and T. T. Brig- tl Tree, secretary. Marked ance, Ma •New Ynrk Cnfton fault since 192!). ed . 25 v/ilson. J. R. Cullom, J. C. Associated wllh him In thr effort: Cullutn, W. F. M. FVrguson clect- — ••---••• • - • ed, and J. H. Craln reelecled; 55. Stlllmnn, G. D. May and J. W. Guest, elected: 9, Armorel. W. N. William.;, J. Ii. Slcadman and J.j C. Ellis, reelected; 23. Dell. E. M. Woodard and L. M. Myody cleclcd. May July open 89 7-8 91 88 1-4 «g 7-8 Wheat high low close 89 7-8 88 3-8 89 1-8 81 1-2 NEW YORK. May 22. (UPl-Cot- ton closed steady. o->_n hl»h low close 113 1 ) 1117 !]•>! V7 1142 1149 1131 1135 11fi2 llf.7 1150 1154 1173 1180 1163 1IM 1177 1182 1168 1171 Hr 1187 1194 1178 1181 Spots clcsed steadv at 1150. up 5. President of Picketed Co. Instructed Pickets May July Ocl. Dec. ! Jan. — — ... -- . ing of the defunct First State bank \ May 49 • ' •- open A former brick mason, wlio tolled with trowel to get funds for a college course, will be the next U, 3. commissioner ot education. John Ward Studebakcr, above, .uperlntendent of Oca Molnea schools sine* 1920, haj .,.. low close I been tamed t* iiiccesd Dr. 4»'7-8 48 5-8 49 1-41 Q«org» P. *,»_, resigned, auii Chicfiao Corn 51 1-4 62 1-8 SO 3-4 61 3-» prill tal« July 1. JCEIPT A wom?n trlrd to bay a botlle r>f rokf wllh a srrlnl dnlhr. She could not undrnUnd why lhe drurpist would not tike the dolli.r and give hrr 95f In chmire, until he to hrr that his profit on * coca co'.i wai only a «nt and » halt. Would a thing like that keep you from helping the unemployed? LYNN. Mass. (UP)—Herbert H. Wlnslow. president of thc Benz Kid company that was on strike, watched the pickets walking back and foilh in front ot the plant and deciding that they knew very little about picketing, took 11 upon himself to show them. He went up to one of the men and took his picket badge, pinned it on his coal, and Joined in the demonstration showing them Mow he thought picketing should be done. Turks Plan Cotton Area For Banks of Euphrates ISTANBUL (UP)—The Turkish plains along the bantu of the Euphrates river are to be turned into a cotlon-growlng area. A Turkish specialist, wlih lhe aid of an expert from the United Stales has Just selected try-out stations for the project. The Fruit of Your Efforts A Hoii.ietiold Art wllh a capital 'A" Is the Art of Home- Canning. See this newspaper TOMORROW for tlie first of six articles on home-canning sub- lects, written by Mary E. Dagu?, iiithor of the nationally known food feature, "Sister Mary'F Kitchen." She'll give you not only Ihe newest methods of home-cannlne. but the old sfcift-i of home-canning thai your mothers and prftnd thers knowl....Remember: this seasonable series starts TOMORROW IN THE Courier News Turkish Experts Revamp Language of Their Nation ISTANBUL. (UP)—Thousands of words have been cast out of the Turkish language, and the lexicographers are searching for others to take their places. The reason is that the newly Instituted 2S-!ctler Turkish alphabet Is incapable of encompassing many of the terms usede In the ancient many-signed Arabic system. Teams of delvcrs. searching thru all the old books, have discovered more than 30,000 words, which mainly are unused at present, but which can be Incorporated into everyday speech under the new alphabet. Tooth Brushing Film Had Longest Run in Turkey ISTANBUL (UP) — Trav«llng films which deal with health subjects are popular In Turkey. One dealing with the care of lhe teeth was shown throughout the provinces for 1,395 days; a malaria film lasted 714 days, and one on the treatment of children for 554 days. But—a picture entitled "Why Willie Won't Wash," received little encouragement from the populace and had a brief run of only 45 days. WEATHER Arkansas—Cloudy and unsettled tonUht and Wednesday. Cooler tonight. Memphis and vicinity—Thundershowers this afternoon or tentgU. Wednesday generally fair. The maximum temperature here yesterday was 87, minimum 64, partly cloudy, with .03 of an Inch rainfall, according to Samuel F. Nor- rls, official w<ath*r obierver. tain tlilji ultimate objective." -•»3.—Limitation, of 50 cents per j ounce on'the price which may be paid for accumulated dcmestlcsUver. I 4.—Authority be given him to ni-.l tlonallze non-industrial silver on payment of Just compensation. ,. B.—Provision for a 50 per cent lax on profits from silver speculation. About $25,000,000 of treasury gold | has dlsaiipeared mysteriously in t' past three weeks and It la under-.] stood this sum was used to' purchase foreign exchange which In | turn was used to buy metallic, sil. ver tn world markets. It Is under-'I stood approximately 65,000,000 ounces has been acquired in the past three weeks. Thc government has purchased In addition nearly 5,000,000 ounces of newly mined c^ mcsttc silver, pursuant to the London silver agreement. Mr. Roosevelt revealed he had begun conferences Ttlth foreign nations regarding use of gold and silver as a standard of monetary value. He did not name the government! approached but referred to- them U "some ot our neighbors." Pittman Offers Bill Legislation carrying cut tee compromise silver program acceoted by the Roosevelt administration was Introduccd In the senate today after reading of the. president's message recommending increased use of silver. Tlie bill declares it to be the policy of the Unitel States to Increase the proportion of sliver to gold In lhe monetary stocks, "with the ultimate objective of having and maintaining one fourth of the monetary value of such stocks in silver." Tlie bill was Introduced by Senator Key Pittman (Dem., Nev.l, veteran leader of the silver-bloc, at the conclusion of reading the president's message. The bill provides a sliver purchase pjan surrounded wltri qualifications Intended to give the treasury department ample freedom In carrying out the program. The senate silver bloc won it. fight for a clear cut expression of the Intent to purchase silver. The bill carried the provisions: "T.rc secretary of the treasury Is authored and directed to purchase silver, at home and abroad, for pressnt or future deliver}', with any direct obligation, coin, or currea : cy of the United States, authorized by law. Or with any funds In tire treasury not otherwise appropriated, at such ra?!s, at' such times, and upon, such terms and conditions as he may deem reasonable and most advantajeous lo the public interest." It was provded specifically, however, that no purchases of silver shall be made: 1—At a price in excess of Uw monetary vsTue of silver. 2—Whenever.and so long as t-i« monetary value ft the stock of sliver Is equal to or greater than 2S per cent of the monetary value of the stocks of gold and silver. 3.—At a price In excess of cents a fine ounce,

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