The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 31, 1936 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XXXIII—NO. 110 TH» DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NOKIHM8T ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MI8SODH1 Bl7th*TUl» Htrtld NtV* IJU'THiOVlLLK, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, JULY 31, SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS GULF HURRICANE OFFICE Mm IJIUTES Nearly All County and District Candidates Take Part in Progress A crowd of several hundred gath- " ered at Lutes Park, south of town, last night to hear a dozen candidates for county and district offices tell of their qualifications and, • in some instances, of their opponents lamentable lack of qualifications. Of the 14 aspirants for office who are involved In contests only' two failed to put in an appearance. Twelve were there and twelve spoke, some of them briefly but others at ^sufficient length to prolong the af- 'fair well on toward 11 o'clock. The crowd was attentive during the early part of the program but thinned out considerably toward the end as many of Its members apparently became surfeited with oratory. S. L; Gladish, candidate for coun- ty'judge, and Zal B. Harrison, who is seeking election to congress, were the twoYwho did not appear. C. G. Smith, who acted as master of ceremonies, ^xplained that Mr. Glad- Is!) ihai? found it Impossible to attend because" of a funeral at which iie served, as a pallbearer. Jesse Taylor spoke, briefly in behalf of Mr. Harrison, who he said was on a campaign-, trip in a distant part of; the district. : Jackson Reviews Record : The two principal addresses were delivered by the candidates for congress, Walter W. Raney and W. J. Driver, but it was from the four aspirants for the prosecuting attorney's office that the crowd received .the most entertainment. .-Bruce Ivy and, Denver' Dudley, In .particular, went after',each other with some vigor. \ ^7. < , Hale Ja.ctewva.iid. Joe Dillahunty, candidates fpr sheriff, were the nrst to spejik. : jackson reviewed' his recora a's c'nief deputy for the Os- ceoli-district under Sheriffs shaver *hd Wilson,'pointing particularly to.'.the fact that he had made or lielped, make 623 arrests without the' firing of q shot or the infliction of ; any physical injury upon any of those arrested; Of 51 murders which: have occurred during his-term- of service, he said, only one remains unsolved. "If you are satisfied.with thc administration of Sheriff Clarence Wilson," he said in conclusion, "and with the men who-have served under him, vote for. Hale Jackson for sheriff on August 11." . ' '"• .Platform Cracks While;Jackson was speaking the platform on which the 12 candidates .were seated began to crack ominously. VirgU Oreene, candidate for county judge, made a hasty descent, averting possible catastrophe. DUlahiinty's talk was brief. He promised to give his entire time to the duties of the sheriff's office. if elected, and added that he had completed his period of service he would make no attempt to name his successor nor would he at anytime employ any member of his family as a deputy. Next on the program came the candidates for county judge, Neill Heed and Virgil Greene. Reed promised careful attention to roads and Abridges and more efficient management of the county farm. He said that he hoped to leave the county's financial affairs In better, condition than they are at present. Greene said that he would give up his law practice, if elected, and. devote his full time to COU^M- affairs. He said that he would select three of the most capable business men in each district of thc county to advise with him on all "natters of importance. He declared prisoners at thc county farm should be well treated and decently housed and fed but that he saw no reason why the farm should not be fully self-supporting. He promised to appoint no member of his family to any county position. Recalls nudity's 'Promise Bruce Ivy was the first of the candidates for prosecuting attor- "? y ,>! 0 M??\ He Sttld the voters o. the district have not forgotten a promise made by Denver Dudley four years ago that he would not seek a third term and predicted that they would reject Dudley's candidacy by « w i,j c margin. Dudley, lie said, will have drawn $58,000 from the office at the expiration of his present term and should be satisfied to step PUt; He .said that another of his opponents, Marcus Fielz, Is scek- '.li* election on a sympathy basis «nd charged that neither Fletz «or the fourth candidate, o. T. Ward, Is qualified. Fietz, who spoke next, said that citizens who nave Served on Juries or are ptherwiie acquainted with court Activities know that he U well (Conimued Oil Page 8) Doesn't Look 73 (c) I3J5, Greysfone Studios. Henry's Ford's vigorous appearance in this latest portrait maHc-s it hard to believe that he now boasts of his seventy-third birthday. The Detroit auto magnate is vacationing at his summer estate in the upper Michigan peninsula. Illness Proves Fatal to Magistrate and County Farm Employe , " Robert L. McKnight, 71, Chlcka- sawba township magistrate, died at one o'clock this morning'' at' the BlythevlUe: hospital after sfyera) weeks' serious, illness. He 'had been ill at; his. home, 320"North' Firth street, for some time before he was removed to the hospital recently. Mr. McKnight had made his. 'nome here for many years and was well known to residents of BlythevlUe. He formerly lived in Dyersburs, Tenn., and had . many friends among the older residents of that section of. Tennessee. He was connected with the old Bertig Stove company here as a men's clothing salesman and department manager and later was employed for. a time by the Mead Clothing company. . After serving awhile as secretary to the chief of .police here and as a plain clothes member of the city police force, Mr. McKnlght was elected to the office o f Chickasawba township magistrate, taking office in about-1928. He continued as one of the town's four, magistrates until his death, being active, iis.a trial magistrate until magistrates' courts were supplanted here by the municipal court in 1932. He was a candidate for re- nomination to the justice of psace office at the Democratic primary to be held in August, since activities of magistrate courts were curtailed in 1032, Mr. McKnigrit had served as bookkeeper at the Mississippi county penal farm near Luxora. Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the family home with the Rev. H J. Kleindienst, pastor of the Pilgrim Lutheran c'nurch, officiating Interment will be made at Elmwood cemetery here. Active pallbearers will be: Ross Stevens, Herschel Smart, Addison Smith, Roland Green, Paul cooley and U. W. Mullins. Honorary pallbearers: Zal B. Harrison, Joe Isaacs, C. P. Tucker, F. H. Acton, J H. Smart, Dr. S. P. Martin, j. E Johnson, c. C. Danehovver, c. W Chapman, B. G. West, Monte Isaacs and Clarence H. Wilson. Mr. McKnight is survived by his •widow, Mrs. Llllle McKnlgiit, a son, Leon. McKnlght, San Francisco, Calif., a daughter, Mrs. H. H. Williamson, Rochester, N. Y a step-daughter, Mrs. Franklin Worth, of this city, and a sister, Mrs. Splcer, of Dycrsburg, Tenn. The cob& Funeral Home Is In charge of funeral arrangements. New Orleans Cotton nd NEW ORLEANS, July 31 11. Prices were at moderate adv; during the first half of t( session on the New Orleans ton market, then, as deinan sencd. some of the gains wiped out and the market unchanged lo seven points er. open high low Oct. 1208 1218 1204 Dec 1205 1216 1203 Jan 1205 1213 1203 Mar. 1207 1715 1203 May 1207 1215 1203 July 1207 1207 1207 Spots closed steady at ij65 <UP>~ Ivances today's cot- les- vvere closed iiigh- close 120< 1203 1203 1203 1203 1200b , oft a Where Canada Welcomed Roosevelt President, Visiting Quebec, Points to Hundred Years of Peace • QUEBEC, July 31 (UP)—Speaking partly In French, President Roosevelt today cited the more than a century of pence between Canada and the United States ond their 3,000 miles of undefended frontier as an example that the rest of an armed world might well follow. Mr. Roosevelt spoke in resjxmse to welcoming addresses by Canada's highest officials after ceremonies marking hts arrival In this city on the nrst official visit a president of the United States ever has paid to the dominion. The policy of-the good neighbor, the president said. Is exemplified not only in the relations between the United States and Canada, but also In the amity with which two dominant racial stocks — French and English—have lived side by side here. Speaking In Quebec, where the French influence Is strong, Mr. Roosevelt emphasized that point by ' talking partly In that tongue. Lord Tweedsmutr, the governor general, and Prime Minister Mackenzie King also emphasized in their welcoming addresses the example of friendship set by the United States and Canada and expressed hope for ' slill closer understanding. nuring the day Mr. Roosevelt and the Canadian officials will discuss possibility of further concrete • cooperative action on the St..-Lawrence Waterway,' on reciprocal 'trade, and on the possibility of making the . Passama- quoddy tide harnessing" project' an International project. V ••'.'• The city, was bedecked "with red, white and blue,.21 gun sal- The Quebec s ky]|,,c, on Ihe .!«? 1, W , the We", above Its old-world neighbors modern Chateau Frontennc low- PLOTTED Cult Planned to Spiead Disease Among Enemies . Through Milk DETROIT, July 31 (UP) _ A Black Legion plot to spread tv pliold germs throughout the uly by placing • them in^mllk nnd '1'icese wf(s revealed- todsj in a statement made by Fred A Outhrie. cult printer and member of the inlell,tgei(:e squad to Prosecutor Duncan C. McCrea of Wayne county. The plot, McCrea announced was directed against the eiicin- Ics of the Black Legion in general and not against any specific persons. The cult classed : nil Jews, Catholics, Communists and Ai"-rclilsts as Its enemies -McCrea announced this was the flrst'evidence of any,"plans '<tor a mass slaying by tiie hooded society. •, • - - —•— -*.«.-, - *.L 51tii, oai- _ .. utes' were fired in honor of the aut » r '<! Is held on charges of president, and a scarlet, roalert i cons P lrac y lo riot and with a plot guard . of honor presented arms , brenk u l> a political meeting when he arrived nt Dufferin Ter- by a comra unlsttc organbsr race for the speech making Previously, lie told McCrea of a Black Legion plot whereby 13 cult members would link McCrea's name with the organization. ' Outline named Arthur P. Liipp, state commander of the Legion and former state milk inspector, as a ring leader in the fantastic plot. He also named another man,.whom he termed a c'hemlst and' : a bacteriologist and who is now bsin" questioned by the presecutor's office. The name of the chemist wns not revealed. Guthrie said tht Lupp, vv'ho Is held in the. murder plot to kill Arthur L. Kingsley, newspaper publisher, and the chemist came to Ms home last winter. His statement was taken by William E Dow-ling, assistant prascciititi" attorney. "The chemist said he wanted to breed germs In my basement In the winter. My basement is always warm because I'operate a bath and massage parlor there." Dowiing asked Guthrie what tlie nature of the germs was. 500 Etliioo Warriors Re- ported Slain in Desperate Raid on Capital ADDIS ABABA, July 31 (UP)- ive hundred Ethiopian warriors were estimated killed In n fierce mass attack on the capital Wednesday i,, which Italia,, (roops used the American Presbyterian Hospital as an Impromptu fortress Italian losses were announced today ' as "Insignificant " Tlie warriors, taking- advantage or the rainy season which makes normal movement impossible at- Ie silid "typhoid." lacked at dawn from the great grove of trees that surrounded ' "*" the capital. The main attack was made near he hospital and it was here that the Italian.? hastily fortified themselves. Fighting was savage and Ihc'^.^ Italians used bombing airplanes ?" artillery am! machine pun" Pasadena Seismograph Records Earhquake PASADENA, cal., July 31 (UP) — " strong" eartli- , I cal l New York Cotton _-NEW YORK, July 31. <UP)- Cotton'closed barely steady. open high low close 1214 1224 1210 1210 1210 1220 1205 1207 1209 1219 1206 1206 1208 1220 1204 1206 1209 1219 1206 1208 Oct. . Dec. . Jan. . Mar. . May J "'y 1214 1203 1203 ..... Spots closed steady at 1205, up 1. Spot Average Is 12.68 ' The average price of 7-8 inch middling cotlon on the 10 spot markets today was 12.68, the Bly- thcville Board of Trade reported. Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS, 111.. July 31 (UP)— Hogs: receipts, 5.000 Top, n.oo 170-240 Ibs., 11.00-11.10 140-160 Ibs., 8.00-10.65 Bulk sows 8.25-9.25 Cattle: receipts, 2,500 Steers. 4.85-7.00 Slaughter steers, 4.75-9.00 Mixed yearlings anl heifers, 5.00-7.00 Slaughter heifers, 4.50-8.75 Beef cows, 4.00-4,15 Cutters and low ciiltets 2,75-3.75. at tho Carnegie scismologi- >ratory at 9:44.07 and 9:46.45 n-m. Pacific standard time today The direction wa s not determined. Closing Stock Prices .NEW YORK, July 31 (UP) Drouth news carried grain prices to new highs today—com again Jumping the limit of fluctuation -and brought nervous selling 'to the stock market that resulted in losses of one to more than three points. A. T. and T ni Anaconda Copper .... 39 Betri. steel S5 1-4 Chrysler 119 3-8 Cities Service 41-2 Coca Cola 120 Gen. Am. Tank 501-2 Gen. Electric 43 3-4 Gen.' Motors 69 1-2 Int. Harvester ... 81 1-4 McKesson-Robblns .... 9 3-4 Montgomery Ward ... 46 1-4 N. Y. central 40 1-4 Packard 10 3-4 Phillips Pet « 7.0 Radio 12 !_„ St. L.-S. P. 21-4 Simmons Beds 35's-8 Standard of N. J. . ,. 62 1-8 Texas Co ;. 38 3-8 U. s. smelting ... 74 U. S. Steel 05 Warner Bros . 12 Zonlte : 73.0 Tim President Tries Relaxing Relaxed and enjoying a .smoke while acting as host lo 40 personal a picnic on Ihe beach at Herring Cove, N. B., President Rccse- velt J S shown In contemplative pose. He met New Brunswick ollidah at the outing near his summer home and. with them discussed the Passamnquoddy power project. , ' REFUGEES Ji. s, PHTEH Arc Removed From Mar- jorca Island Just Before Bombardment WASHINGTON, July 31 (UP)— IN KNIFE __ Former Rival, Stahbcd in Chest, Is Given Little Chance to Recover — ~-«... «..,j wl \ui-j—i PARAGOULD, Ark.—Mis? Beat- Mlnety-lwo American and foreign' r! ce Parnell, 18. years old, daugh- residents of Palma, Marjorca Isl-1 tcr of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Parnell and, today boarded t77c American I of Arbyrd, Mo., 15 miles east of freighter Exochorda just before n i savage aerial bombardment was loosed upon thc Spanish city, the master of the steamship advised by wireless today. Tlie captain's message did notj nTllc wo »nds • >w many Americans were! „ A by Mr5 ' , Is near death in the E'ara- gould Hospital as result of knife wounds on her left chest and breast, one of the cuts puncturing her left lung twict. Thc wounds were allegedly in- say how many Americans were' n ' c ' ctt bv Mrs. Mary Hamletl among the refugees taken off on 1 n " r S cs s. '8, at about 10:30 o'clock his ship, He said he left Palma at! Wednesday night In n right near his ship, He said he left Palma m| Wednesday night In n right nea 11 a. m. While still within slfht of tlle Pentecost Church nt Aibyrd. Mid flttT Kn n-llnnr-^A^ *U- _!-' ?Vtl"S. BlJTCPSS Wllrt IlHll-rfnil f r<r, . Rll i' Mis. Burgess, who'married Gene j Burgess, former suitor of Mi ss ! Parnell. Saturday, wns ni the city he witnessed the bombardment. Details of the .bombardment' Marshall"lf)eiiny > 'Daily O i «enath not contained in his message. , MO., on an nssnult charge and re-' jording to the latest inform-: ie(lse<1 °" n 5500 bond, ation, at the slate department tlie! Mlss Pnrn ell, who was given Spanish rebels hold Palma. Gov-' mc( ilcal attention by Dr. Dempscy crnment forces are in control of of Cardwcll, Mo,, was removed to the neighboring and smaller Isl-, thc Paragould hospital Thursday and of Minorca. Both Minorca' m ° r nlng. Her condition is rcgard- and Marjorca compose part of the Balerlc group. Rebels Claim Victory LISBON, Portugal, July ed as being so critical that she has little chance for recovery Relatives said Miss Pamell was attacked as she left the Pentecost church by Mrs. Burgess, who was said to have been accomoantprl by ~"-'-*"»'i * W,»UB«*« vuijr 011 Nun lu ii,i>t: UI:LII uccompantert uy <UP)—The rebel controlled radio her sister-in-law, Delia Burgess, station at Tetuan, Spanish Mor- about 16. Jealousy is Mlevcd r to occo, announced that Badajoz, an liave been the cause of the trou- importnnt city near the Spanish, 8 Portuguese frontier surrendered to thc rebels at 2 p. in. today. Chicago Wheat open high low close 1123-4 1137-8 1101-2 1105-8 Sep Dec 1123-1 1H1-2 1111-4 ble. Burgess is said to have tried to talk with Miss Pamell since Ills marriage. West Memphis Concern May Build Whisky Plant WEST MEMPHIS, Ark,, .Inly 31 (UP)—If Clyde Collins, president of Clyde Collins Liquors, Inc., obtains iiuprovnl of the federal I alcohol administration, a. five-story brick distillery will bo built in tills rapidly growing Arkansas town, It WHS learned today, • Approval Is expected within CO to 00 duys, Collins snld, Work would start Immediately thereafter. Together with machinery for milking whiskey thc building will ccst $'15,000, The .structure will bo locnU'd south of tlie present Collins gin plant and will probably lie 100 feet wide by 200 feel long The new distillery would make pure bourbon whiskey at thi' rate of approximately 30 barrels 11 day Collins said. Puerto Rico Nationalists Face Penitentiary Terms at Atlanta ' .•'-' SAN JUAN, Puerto . Rico, July 31 (UP)^Hcavy forces of .pollen and soldiers guarded the city today after Pedro Alvczu onmno. Nationalist leader, nml seven as- scclatcs had been sentenced : to the federal penitentiary 'nt ' Atlanta. on charges of sedition and conspiracy to overthrow the United State.s government by f 0 |- ce The sentences varied from six lo ten years. Ball was refused nnd he prisoners were lodged in thc heavily guarded, Morro prison. ' Alvezii CanipO'~!s Vesidcnt ot the Nntlotmllst- party, nnti alleged leader 'of n bltickslilrt sroup ' of native . youths 'pledged to. -trite the Island .from Unll He admitted in closing "nririmieh't ^yesterday hu. willingness to >p- psal to anus if the -Unite;!. States refused to: withdraw peacefully from [he Island.. ' • • • A'dministralion Unable tc Swing All Workers Into McDonald Camp UTTLE HOCK, July 31. (UP) — Administration leaders who yesterday swung Ilicir support bchhi-l tip candidacy of Bel P. McDonald for the Democratic nomination for governor today denied there had bsen n split in their ranks. Revenue Commissioner Earl Wiseman .said so fur us Tie knew the revenue and highway departments would work ,for McDonald. However, a number of revenue department iXiployes were seen leaving Cart B. -Bailey's headquarters before noon, giving basis for rumors that they were casting their lot with I'ne attorney general Workers in thc headquarters of State Senator John Ashley s ald approximately 40 por cent of thc state employes who joined his c.impnbn were remaining rather than to follow leadership of thc governor In Joining .McDonald's forces. W. A.' Jackson.' former revenue department employe,, was reported by Bailey's headquarters lo b= making speeches in northern Arkansas for tlie attorney general, .while State Senator R. R. Thompson of Eureka Springs continued to direct llic campaign In the northwest section. Rumors that State Senator Arthur Johnson of Star City would quit thc race were denied this morning by his followers here who said 'ne spoke last night at Hot Springs and would continue speaking thru- out the campaign, Ed F. McDonald, new administration candidate, spoke In Forrest City last night and was to deliver an address In Helena tonight while Ashley is to speak in Rogers. Loss of Life in Storm Uncertain as Communications Are Disrupted PENSACOUA, ria, July 31. (UP) —A 100-nillo-iui-liour hurricane ronied thi'ough sparsely Inhabited northwest Florida today, leaving destiuctloit seveied communication!, and Uo small \esscls with 20 poisons aboard missing In its wake. . Extent of tlie Sinulcane toll remained to ba doleimlncd Full brunt of tlie storm struck Valparaiso, a liny fishing and ieiort ovvn cast of here. None had been killed or injured there when a'ma- teui iiullo communication with the village, wns .lost. Nine Aboard Schooner | Mosl concern v,<at expressed for tin 1 rule of the schoonei Bob, due nt Port Wnlton late yesteulay. Nine .prisons VVCIP aboatd the vessel which was feared directly In the .Inirildinc path. ' Alto missing was I'no small schooner Tnipoii, which left Apalachl- coia yesterday afternoon wllh a crew of 12 nnd possibly tome pnv •_ Four coastguard patrol boats, two from Mobile n nd two from the Santa Rosa base, wen; oidered out to March foi the snips Warned In Advance •Wnincd by coast guaid crews * .most pciAi,,, along the IsohtJd noitlrwcst' Florida coast E1 l n »a plftces of safety before Ills terrific vvlnj* struck Rcpoits from Panama City said' Ihe hurricane left no dead or' In-* Jiircd thcie but flooded basements and tncrc were fears that the gale would reverse Itself and a>\In striko ' tlitloiK ovei a wlaT-yrea. In. Co-- imiibln s o, thc lemucialiin! fell from. 05 ycsfcrdny to stMhls mprn- _ A general ra in fell o'iiston Shells reported 4<j inches ' •> Tnc bnromctei 'nere be'gan' to riseshortly before 1 pm today leading to the belief that the vorst of thc hunlcane had passed ' Wind velocity still «as 50 miles nn nour here Continue Search for Missing Ship Nunoca JACKSONVILLrj. Fla., July 3' UP)—Coast gunrdsmcn continued heir scnich today foi [|, e missing moiorslnp Nunoca They d«- nied rumois that the vessel had been found. The search was concentiated In the hlnnds , olf the ploridv east coast The vessel, camin» a crow of nine and 13 passengers, lias been missinj about U'o weeks .Montreal Port Tonnage Highest in 7 Years MONTREAL (UP)—The greatest volume of tonnage in, the last seven years passed through Montreal, second largest North Amer- cau port, during 1935, • according to (lie annual report of the harbor commissioners. A total of 5,125 ships, representing a tonnage of 8 516,042, visited the port. Imports reached 11,654,•120 tons, an increase : of 328021 tons over 1034. The' port received n revenue of $4,041,830, an-increase of $475,322 over the previous year. Sep Chicago Corn open high low close 1013-8 102 ' 1001-2 1013-0 833-4 945-8 025-4 931-8 Conquerors of Ethiopia To Receive Gift Wine . . ROME (UP)—Thousands of gallons of iina Italian wines are lo'nippcd. to East At, rica as a gift of Italian wine mer- I charits.' Tlie-government not only has I approved the project but is" facilitating delivery by offering free railway transportation to Naples. .The.Ministry of War Will regulate the distribution and see that there. Is .no overrcelebratlon.' Children Will Study In Botanical Classroom I MONTREAL (UP)-A botanical 'classroom to provide more thin 2oO,OCO school cnildren with opportunities to study at f|rs,t hand rare and unusual vegetation of Quebsc province is being developed here. Emphasis -A I] | ba placed on Iho many species of food-plants included in the flora native to Quebec. Already 103 varieties and SJKC- imens have been obtained ind planted. The project for school children »!)! be a part O f the city's boUin- .icnl garden a 600 iere mecci for residents and American visitors. WEATHER Arkansas — Fair and continued cool tonight. Saturday partly cloudy. Slowly rising temperatures. Memphis and vicinity—Fair tonight and Saturdaj Slightly warmer Saturday. The maximum .temperature' here yesterday \vas 82 minimum 60, clear, according to Samuel F. Nor- rlsfl crucial weather observert "• I

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