The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 25, 1934 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 25, 1934
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Served by the United Press BETTHEmLE COURIER NEWS HOME EDITION THE DOMINANT NEWBPAPKX OP NORTHJSA 81' ARKANSAS ANU BOUTHEABT MISSOURI VOL XXX ' 59 BlythevlUe Dsily Ncwa Blythevllle Courier Mississippi Valley Leader Blythevllle Herald Hl.YTIIKVH.LK, ARKANSAS, KK1DAY, MAY 25, !(«•! SINGLE COPIES PIVB CUNTS LAME DILLINGER FOR DOUBLE MURDER! Government Moves Bring Knd to Widespread Disorders TO..KDO. 0 . >., y « ,t-p,-An i/nultntifjed hoy ubuut 12 years old v. us in the head as he stood St. Louis Men Report Arkansas Business Up ST. LOUIS, May 25 lUI')—Ar- kansas was described as "a bij nuirket" by business men who i>:- lurned here ulier u goud will loin' through t!«; nortlu-m part of timi .stale. A. W. Lo^an. chiiirtnun of tlu- I chamber of cornnit-rce luulc lour. :conimiliee. lej.oit-d: lO, "We are iKind.Uu'.isly im^jcs^i-i. with the sliiue.-i ior.,aiu I.I.;L />i - knnsss is making. liusim-ss i., ..UaCIl;. 1 I1UU-II..II1 0 , . L .U...v.- ui li. i m tenants we have .H'en declaring j the increases range iiom 50 lu Tol«lo Strikers Brave Ga£; Koulcd by [National Gumls v. us in the head as he stood I np •Til O 1 • I •• n oppcslte a uroccry store near (lie 1 I fl 1 U I I II I Rfl L «,£,„ A u,.-L,, e comply ,,,,01. u tj l n (j L I! 1 1 a HTH Police look him to the hospital in an ambulance. They are xeareh- '"- for the iMTSon wbo lired the shot. I!y UnlUd Vrr« As the nation today counted Ihree dead and hundreds injured in ils worst labor troubles in years, govcimncnlal agencies and mediation boards sought to brintJ peace to strike stricken areas. Most serious rioting occurred at Toledo, where national guardsmen, .••toned and jeered by a crowd i;.000, fired into the mob, killing two and wounding ten. Although noting had subsided somewhat, tension continued as scores ol ;trike sympathizers hurled tricks lit Ihc troops. The guardsmen fir- rd tenr gas back into the 'mob. Workers in tlie Rlsclric AIIIO- Lile plant have been on .strike since February. violence occurred late ycs- uriiay in the strike of the union glove workers at Milwaukee v.'lien an employe of the .Nctz Glove and Milieu company was beaten. Peace prevailed loday in Minue- a]X)lis after national guardsmen had been mobilized earlier in ;the week to break up rioting in which one policeman was killed and tcores injured. After au all night .conference with striking truck "drivers' arid employers, Gov. FJoyd B. Olson announced a "substantial agreement" for settlement had been reached. At New Orleans more than 1,000 dick workers and employes of the Mem ber of High School Gradualing Class Dies at Hospital Ecnlley Crawford, 19-year-old _ member of the city high schoo. : "'j graduating cbss. died late last . night ;U th" Blvtheville hospital He became critically ill suddenly two weeks ago and since Hint tlnv physician:, li.ul given no hope for his lecovuy. The cause of 1113 death was tliti^nosed as malarial Members of the senior class and ilic faculty attended the funeral eivices this afternoon nt North Jrawba cemiiery. The Rev. J. Newsom. pastor of the Second Baptist church, officiated. There will be a chair left vacant at the baccalaureate .service Sunday, and the coinmenceincr.t exercises Thursday / cvonin«. which will be appropriately marked, honor of thei 1 deceased. His diploma will be awarded, at that lime,, to his mother, Mrs. J W Crawford, of Gosnell. At both services special prayers will be offered and members of the class will stand In silence for a brief pause, in memory of their fellow student. The deceased was reared at Cos- Celotex company were on strike. One man had been shot, scores injured, and 200 arrested m s^- rndic rioting. The port of San Francisco was paralyzed by another maritime workers strike. II was feared violence would result from merchant' threats to "open the harbor lo ships." Much concern was felt for Hawaii's dwindling food supply, which Ls largely sent from Sun Francisco. Nfeanwhilc. the national ndmm-j istration moved to speed passage! Hunt Woods Near Hardy for Bandits HAUDY, Ark., May 2, r i lUP) — An iiiiny ot 200 officers (-curdled u wi.udcd iiron of hen" lixlny [WO balldll.S WllO Ill-Ill lip llle Hank of Ash Fl«l lute yeslcrdny mid c.scii|H'cl with mure limn $400 Khi'rlff Lester Stewart of Shnr|. ruiuily led Hie ever Increiislni, In mi nil night hum nfn-i Hie kmmlll.s' small .sedun was foun abandoned Jusi off u road tin- wixxli-d country. Tlio uiiioiuo- utle bore tin Oklahoma license. Indiana Policemen Riddled Wilh Machine Gun Fire ITOIII Automobile ; EAST CHICAGO. Iiul.. 11)1') -A Mm 1 iiiiiuliT Officers were Jilit 10 minutes May • 2fi' , vlsnsrs i>tojii|!nlii!il John r>lllliii:er was one 'of Uvu iKillrcnieii munltreil early Ictluy by a machine vjunner be-. belli the Heelng bnmilt cur, n deputy In Hie slierlff's of(icc here said. At dusk yesterday It.was believed the men had b«en sur- lievcd to have been the ly sought ontlnw. '.. Convinced llmt Dillingcr shot Hie patrolmen and fled the scene .of Ills latest killings, hundreds rounded, but at 2 o'clock this ul-lof police ami federal ngenls guard-, (crnoon tlic search continued. |cd highways In Illinois :inU In- Shciiffs of Luwrence, Indepen- diana. seeking vengeance and n deuce. Iznrd and Pnltou counties tiniil showdown with the man who brought deputies lo the hunt. The nrea where the scorch Is centered- Is iibout 10 miles .squnre ami near (lie town of South Fork. M Choking clouds of, gas hurled back 3000 rioters .at the Electric 'Xu to-lite plant in Toledo, O., ns shown In this vivid action picture; but Jliey returned to maintain their siege of I8IW strike break ers trapped in the factory building uiiUl militia arrived to clear the area. With snipers firing from nearby buildings, torches being flu ng- through windows of [he plant, shown rear right, by Die howl- Ing mob, and pltclird battles In the streets, (error rei-tncd for two days and nights nt, the plant, where SI50.000 damage resulted, with two killed and scores wounded. The plate for this photo was cracked' when the photographer wns felled by a stone. nell and entered the city high school two years ago. He playtd basketball and' assisted in the football activities as ticket collector for all games. Besides his parents he Is survived by four brothcra. Teddy. Burton, Hurley and J. \v. jr.. and four sisters, Mrs. IJyrd Crawford, and Mtees Birdie. Bertha and Jean Crawford. Moss Undertaking company is in charge of arrangements. \vhicli would create a board to ad- they just labor troubles before I'fach the violent stage. Three men were beaten nnd three others arrested on vagrancy charges when striking longshoremen attacked strike breakers at Houston, Tex., today. 7,800,7116 Bibles Distributed BOSTON <UP) — The American Bible Society re]X>rted at its recent, annual meeting that it distributed ! least two 7.800.7tW Bibles. TeslamL-iu.s. and portions of the Bible during lii'J'J in 155 languages und dialects and in more than 40 countries. THREE PERISH IN FIRE Bus Loaded Wilh Merry- Makers Rums Following Highway Collision Woman Wields Bludgeon foil Tax Payments Are Still Far Behind Only 1.200 poll tax receipts have been issued so far this year by the .'lieriff \id collector's office. Payment of poll (axes between now and June 15th. (he final day for payment in order to participate In the August primary election, will have to proceed at fast pace to anything like approach tile number paid two year » : ~o. When tlie last primary was held in 1932 a total of 11,102 pot tax receipts had been Issued In the entire county before expira lion of the date for qualifying ns electors in the primary. Predicts Silver Bill Will Increase Prices WASHINGTON. May 25. (UP)— Enactment of the administration': silver bill ultimately will raisi the price of Ihe metal. Herman Oliphant. treasury cxi»rt, win helped draft the legislation, toll the house ways and means com inlttee today. Oliphant appeared before th committee to explain what th treasury hoped to accomplish un cier the measure after Secretary o ihe Treasury Henry Morgenthn jr. urged tlw committee to retat the 50 per cent tax Imposed o profits pained from silver sales o purchases. Committee Approves Tobacco Tax Slash WASHINGTON. May 25 (UP) — The house ways and means committee yesterday approved a bill calling for n <° l^r cent, reduction in (axes on nil tobacco prod- ncls. RICHMOND. Va., May 25 (UP)— Three persons were killed and at score injured when a hugo bus. filled with nejio merrymakers, struck a piiK'enBer automobile and then crnshfd inlu [i tobacco truck durina a blinding ininslorm on the Richmond-Peters| him pike at midnight. The bus. nn East Coast Stages I carrier, especially chattered by the cs. was en voule from Petersburg to Richmond. It first struck Ihe ear of C. P. Loflin of Ashounro, N. C.. at a side road, and veered to the left, colliding with the truck. In a few minutes the bus caughl fire nnd was destroyed while screams of dying and injured were heard. The countryside was lighted by flames for a distnnc. 1 of five 'miles. Panic lorney of Blythcville. Looking mile uki- a killer, 15> ear-nlii Steve Vnin-.i, Reaver, !'•».. 'H"II Intl. I* shown n-llli ilwi finiieiiii vnii wliiili he falariy slim Ins faihfr. Lawrence Ver'»'". *'. In snve ins moilief when slie was threaieneri with a pitchfork t>y tho enraged nmn. Ttis boy la beld in Heaver IT.VO- uile dciriiilon knme, VK-»C )M 8«i'« bimsflf up. Local Attorney, National Guard Major, Announces His Candidacy : Major Ivy W. Crawford trxlny formally announced his caiulidiu'y , for reprr:;cntnlive Ironi AtLsniisi »;•! county in the Arkansas Id-ista- Inro. j Major Crawford is a world war veteran, having entered the service as a volunteer ur.on the outbreak of hostilities. He served throughout the war and was clii- I charged with the rank of Cap'.ain I of Infr.mry. • For several years following the war Major Crawford commanded Ihe Blvlhcville unit. Company M. until promoted lo the grade ot Major of Infantry, which rank he now holds in the Arkansas National Guard. Major Crawford has practiced law f.| Blythcville for several 1 years, was for six year city nt- prevailed for an hour. TWJ sf Ihe dead, believed negroes, so far ore unidentified. Their bodi^o I'ere burned to a crisp. The third. Geneva Pierce, negro, died several hours after being brought to n Richmond hospital. fol- New York Cotton NEW YORK, May 25 (UP) — Cotton closed steady. open high low close May ... Jnl ... Oct Dec ... Jan ... Mar ... Spots 10. V .. 1119 . 1125 .. 11« .. 1135 .. 1161 .. 1170 closed 11S3 1139 11GO 1171 1172 1185 steady 1179 1122 1142 1153 11GO 1103 1191b 1132 1154 1V67 mi 1182 nt 1150, up New Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS. May 25 (UP) Advance in grains and stocks supplied the Incentive for n brief rally on Ihc New Orleans colton exchange during the last few minutes of trading today. Prices closed alxmt 50 cents a bale higher. o;:en hiBli low clnsc May nn 1120 1117 1120 Jill 1123 1139 1120 1135 Oct 1142 1158 1140 1154 Dec 1154 1170 1151} 1IG5 Jan 1173 1173 1110 1170 Mar 1173 1I&1 1170 1183 Spots closed .steady at 1145, up iowinj the death of Judic W. 15. CJravett^ tilled out the nr-expirr! term as judge of the municipal court. Major Crawford is an ac- Llve member of the church, ft i: nnd for several years been actively associated with Uoy Sco>it work. He is a married man and has live children. Wealthy Farmer Slugged and Shot, Supi>osedly by Robbers NEWPORT, Arlt., Muy 25. (UP) —No trace hud been found today of the assailants who fatally slugged and shot D. P. Mitchell, 78, l-tu-do Jncksbn county larm- cr, as he slept at his home near here early yesterday. Sheriff Albright blamed robbera for. the 'filnylngiMltchfn.'wrih lived alone, was 'sold to - linve kept large sum of money In hi liome. .The body was found by i daughter when she went lo her falher's home yesterday. Bloodhounds were unable to pick up the trail ot the iissallnnls, who lift tracks outside n window. Sheriff Albright said there migli br some Important development in the search by tomorrow. has defied the liuv for months, The dead policemen, Patrolmen : Martin O'Drlen mid Floyd Mill- '. vihlll. • hail pursued a suspected aiilr.iuoblle out of East Chicago -; toward Onry. Tho car slowed down on a lonely tlrc.lch of highway and n machine gunner ; within directed a fire that riddled Ihe policemen with Imitate. Mulvihlll was the witness expected lo send Dilltngcr lo tlre^v lectrlc chair for the murder ' 6f-J; atrolman William P. O'Malley mini; a holdup at an Eisl Chi-, ago bank five mouths ago. Dilllnger, after his arrest In 'ucson, Ariz., was charged with his murder nnd lodged in the Crown Point, Ind., Jail. He cscap ; d to continue his deadly forays, . igninsl scclcty. ; Mulvihlll, father of six children, •n.i within n fjw inches of O'Mtil- ey when he was machine gunned and had positively Identified pll- Inger <is the slayer. Abandonde Mine Tunnel Led to Mysterious Cavern TONOPAH. Ncv. (UP)—A cavern of ns yet unknown deptlv has beer discovered in Titus Canyon, 2 miles southwest of Beatty, Ncv., li California. The find was made by noscxx ("Death Valley Curly") WrUjht o Bcatly, ns he Inspected an abnn doiiEd 400-fcot mine tunnel. The tunnel laps what nppearr, I be tlic roof of a (,'reot cavern. T descend into the cavern II is nee c&sary lo drop 75 feet down n rope Tlie cavern extends more than 50 feet In depth. Other caverns of Immense size lie below and above tre first, cavern. Wrigiit reported. The cavern he explored lies approximately 20 feet from another huge cuve. he said. He hasn't pierced tlie wall separating the two as yet, .he added. The ceiling of the cnvern is covered by stalactites of snn:l-white nr- ngonllc—n calcium cnrbonate containing some borax, Wright said. Club Women Protest Change in Arms Bill HOT SPRINGS, Mny 25 (UP)— Alter spending n day ,nnd part of last night deluging members of congress with telegrams pro- Sestina passage of Hie firearms • bill without including pistols nnd revolvers, members of the Geneinl Federation of Women's clubs to- t day setiled down to consider old ngc ]>eiislons mid unemployment insurance. A vote was scheduled on the "criiial rights for women" amendment which has been Ihe subject uf a healed debate. Tl Is believed (he federation will reject the proposal. Closing Stock Price* YORK. May 25 lUPi — Trading In stocks was dull today. In the first three hours the rate was 375.000 shares for n full day, which would have set a new 10- year low record. The stock market advanced fractions to two points. A. T. nnd T ............ 114 Anaconda Copper ....... 14 1-2 Beth, Steel ............. 33 1-2 Chrysler ................. 39 1-4 The savage street fighting which marked the Minneapolis truck driver's strike saw no more revealing Incident than this one, caught by nn enterprising cameraman. The woman at the left, a strike sym- pnthtar. IUIKCS with extended letl hand while her right wields' a long bludgeon. The woman bystander at right tries frantically to pull the claw-like fingers from her face as she recoils from the assault. Geneva Graves Awarded U. S. Ready to Open Legion Auxiliary Medal Geneva Graves was presented the modal given each year lo n junior hlsh school girl by (he Am-! the British foreign office that the erican Legion auxiliary at the, United Slates government wns Naval Discussions LONDON 1 , May 25 (UP) — The American embassy today Informed junior high school graduation exercises Ihls afternoon. Sara Panline Evrard. valedictorian, wen Ihc history medal given by the Dud Cities Service 25-8 ICason post of the Legion. Sue Cocn Cola 123 1-2 Gen. Am. Tank 36 3-4 Gen. Eiectrlc 195-8 Rnmey and Bonnie Jean Buch anan tied for second honors. The 80 members of the class were Gen. Motors 323-4 presented certificates f/_Mii the 10. U. S. Kteel 40 n -1 city auditorium when Mnx B. Reid clelvercd Ihe address. .'.it. Harvester 31 1-2 I eighth grade this afternoon at the Mid-West Utilities -"- ' '-— Montgomery Ward 24 7-8 N. Y. Central 28 1-4 Packard 4 Phillips Pet la l-'2 Radio 73-8 j Simmons Beds 1st. L.-S. F 3 ! Standard of N. J 42 1-4 Texas Co 23 3-4 ready to conduct conversations In preparation for the 1935 naval conference. Oil Station Entered A Magnolia service Elation, at Main nr.d Lily streets, was ransacked bv Intruders who vainly fought money last night. The prowlers crashed out n glass The mrdal given ench year b\ I pane In n rear window to gain en- the Ixclon auxiliary goes to the plrl who. In the two years of junior high, excels In scholarship, service, gcod citizenship nnd courage The Vatican at Rome contains several thousand rooms and Is the world's largest residence. Irance. Shelves cind boxes were emptied in the apparent searcl for cash. Venc/uel.1 is increasing Its petroleum production until now Its monthly exports have leached about 10.0M barrels, Four Get Diplomas from Manila School General Cooper Quits TVA Commissionership KNOXV1LLE, Tenn.. May 25 (U P>—Criticizing the Tennessee Vnl- icy Authority for its jxilicie.'; toward, employes. Gcu. Jnmes - A. Cooler, hind commissioner of the TVA. announced his resignation :«te ycsttrdiiy. .; David. K. Lillenthril. TVA direc- lor, expressed regret at Cooper's iesi§nntlon. It was explained that John l. Snydcr. New York City, had bi'cn nppolnlcd co-ordinator of the Innd buying department but that Cooper's status was unaffected, ant sec. Cooper formerly attorney general was nsslst- of Tenncs- Doctors Are Studying Condition of Lea Jr. RALEIGH, N. C., May 25 (UP) MANILA—The four members of - stnte prison physicians said to- Ihe Manila high school graduation <in >" ln °5' werc consulting wltli several private North Carolina doctors regarding the condition of Luke Lea jr., who Is reported suffering wlih a malignant disease. Young Lea's step-mother has just returned to Nashville. Tenn., class were presented diplomas li: the annual commencement exercises last evening at the Methodist church. Members of the class are: James P. Wright, valedictorian: Alvln A. Tipton, Nettie Layton Wilson Curtwright. The program and Lucille A. follows: processional. Mrs. H. W. Cowan; Invocation, the Rev. J. W. Moore; vocal solo. Miss Syble Shedd; violin solo, Miss Ruby the Rev. M. F. Grimes; address, Gathrlght; duet Barney Threlkeld and Mrs. Myrtle Brown; presentation of diplomas C. W. Tipton, president of the school board; recessional, Mrs. II. W. Cowan. after making plans for petitioning Gov. J. c. B. Elirlnghaus for young Ix?n's freedom on account of his physical condition. Lea and. hU father, former sen- nlor. Nashville publisher, and financier, were committed to prison here recently to serve terms following tlieir conviction in Ashc- ville in 1931 of violating the state banklnj laws. Chicago Wheat May Jul May Jul open high 90 1-2 93 5-8 89 92 1-8 low 90 1-2 83 close 93 1-2 91 5-8 Chicaf/o Corn open high low- Si 52 1-4 51 53 54 1-4 53 close 53 1-4 54 1-8 WEATHER ARKANSAS—Fair and wanner in northwest portion tonight. Saturday fair and warmer. Memphis and Vicinity—Fair and ccol lonlglvt. Saturday fair. The maximum temperature here yesterday was 85. minimum 55, partly cloudy, according to Samuel F Norris, official weather observer Last ulght the temperature dropped to 47.

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