The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 1, 1936 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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TITVffOl?17¥T T't? JiLi*l UL V ILL® VOL. XXXIII—NO. 117 BUtbtTUte oaorte -•-" "• Bvcld J^0m™r™^ ra OFHORTaU^, AKK^^S^^u^ BLYTHBVIU,E. AltKANSAS. SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 193G SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS COALITION WILL SUPPORT JUDGE R. A. COOK Ford and General Motors Plants In.Hands of Anti- Fascist Committee WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UP) — The state department today received official confirmation of the seizure "of American automobile plants In Barcelona by the Cat- ulenlan . government. The seizure was confirmed In a report from Consul Lynn W. Franklin at Barcelona, sent to Ihe American embassy,at Madrid. Fi-anklln said the plants of the Ford and the General Motors companies in Barcelona have been taken over by the "Central Committee for Anti-fascist Militia of Catalonia." The decree of seizure declare? that automobiles and motor trucks are now under the control of this committee and that no class of material will be permitted to leave the factories without the authorization and consent of :i representative of the committee, delegated to supervise the various factories. Rebels Oust Miners LISBON^ Portugal, Aug. 1 lUP) —Reports from the border today said 300 miners were killed and more than 400 wounded when Spanish rebel troops with artillery and machine guns ousted them from the Hequejos mfnes near Puebla' de Sanabria in Zamora province, Spain. ' Approximately 2,000 men were routed from the mines, it was reported. Many allegedly attempted to cross the border into Portugal ..but were taken by the rebel troops. ;' i H/r.Otker Nations, Warned •~M4pR!D,"Aug." T ''(UP) — IJ»ft Wing 'sources supporting the government, enraged at reports that foreign airplanes have - been sent to the rebels, warned today that foreign aid to the revolt would be equivalent to. 'an act of war and might precipitate a general European conflict The left wing newspaper Claridad,: in an editorial, subject as are all others to rigid censorship suggested that the rebels probably hoped that "one or several" Fascist states might support them Portugal, Italy and Germany were; mentioned as possible" objects of rebel liopes. The government today took the drastic step of decking vacant all executive and administrative posts in universities, colleges, medical colleges and secondary schools throughout the country, Including deans and principals. The ministry of education will make new appointments within 15 days, It was announced. New York Cotton NEW YORK, Aug. 1. (UP.i- Cotton closed steady. ! open high low close : . 1214 1210 1200 12H '• • 1212 1214 120fi 1214 1211 1211 1203 1213 . 1210 1215 1206 1213 . 1211 1215 1209 1214 • 1213 Spols closed steady at 1289, up Drouth Sends Corn to SixYear Recori CHICAGO, Aug. 1. (UP)—Con pi lees bounded up the limit o four cents o bushel to > new rlx year highs on North Americai Er-(n ex-Huiges toikiy. After a slew start the spccula- "••" bri'Tii In the Chlca°o inr.'r- kct again was Ignited by rciwrts innt us much a^ ;^ per cent, of Nebraska corn hns been killed by drouth. With (he nation's corn cro: withering at the rale of 25.000,- CtO bushels a day, futures traders were stampeded into a rush of buying that swept the price of September corn up the ful four-cent limit'for the tenth time in a month. F Oct. Dec. Jan. Mar. May July 4. Closing Stock Prices NEW YORK, Aug. 1 (UP) — Extremely quiet trading brought an irregularly higher tone to the stock market today as corn futures—again the center of attention—climbed to further new highs. September com, the feature on the Chicago board of trade, crossed J1.04 a bushel on reports of continuation of the drouth. Other grains advanced with it, wheat moving up sharply in Winnipeg on btiTiish crop reports. A. T. and T no 1-2 Anaconda Copper . 38 1-4 Beth. Steel 55 1-2 Chrysler 120 7-8 Cities Service 4 1_2 Coca Cola 118 Gen. Am. Tank 55 1-4 Gen. Electric ... Gen.. Motors Int. Han-ester .. McKesson -Robbl ns Montgomery Ward N. Y. Central 40 5. Packard 10 3-4 Phillips Pet 44 H»dlo ;. 12 1-8 Sfmmpns Beds 36 Standard, of N. J 61 3-4 Texas Co 38 3-4 U. s. smelting .... 75 U. S. steel 65 5-8 Warner Bros. .:.,,:: n 43 5-8 69 1-2 80 9 7-8 46 Death List Appa r e n 11 y Limited to Seven Though Two Boats Are Missing PENSACOLA, Fla., Aug. 1 (UP) —Hurricane damage in northwest Florida today was estimated at less than $100,000 and two of the four vessels missing in the -rak" of the- 100-mile-an-houf blow were located. While a tentative death tell stood at seven—five from the tug Minnie Lee, which capsiz-d in Choctawotchee " hay—no injuries were reported from those who were ashore in the storm', zone. Two men reported missing at Panama City were Discovered ol Lynn Haven, it was first thought the men were trapped In a build- Ing on the erid of the Panmni City pier, which was demolished. No trace of the five men who went down with: the tug/Minnie Lee has been found. The other fatalities we're , a negro": deck hah/3, washed from -a.lboat In G H! £ i= \wa.teVs, --V"l .a .telephone lirieniail, electrocuted -'• near Miami. .:••.•' • Coast gunrd patrol, boals located the two masted .schooner Blue Hull ashore near' Destin, Fla., and the sloop Bob was le- ported safe in a cove near Apa- lachicbla. ' ,' " The schooner kelchum and the Sea Gull, a fishing boat, were still listed as missing but it was believed ' they may have weathered the storm in some sheltered spot. The cutter Tampa, three patrol boats and an amphibian were endeavoring to locate the missing craft. ' The storm today wns wasting itself over southern Georgia and southern Alabama. DJIBOUTI, French Somaliland ug. 1, i UP)—Passengers arriving from Ethiopia asserted Ifxlaj that 1,000 men, including scvera Ihcusand Italians, were killed i.i i battle in which Ethiopian warriors, attacked and occupied D:>s- ?yc. on 'the highway between Ad- Jls Ababa and Asmara, liallai Eritrea... ' . . ... . The.'-,) passengers said thai' the Italians 1 weakened themselves at Dessyc ;by sending recnforcemcnts to_ Addis. Ababa and--that uar- riois under' Has §lyouin attacked 'hem. - > :,_>,-• -They^asscited further that hundreds of .men were killed on oaoh side in the attack by 'warriors on AJldls Ababl. a>?ady retoried from Rome as an Italian victory. Food Is becoming scarce at Addis Ababa, the travelers said, bs- •ause torrential rains forbid the ise of airplanes., ..' .' The repcrt of the capture of the capture of Dess'ye hns been denied at Rome. 16-Year-Old Nebraska Boy Sought $25,000 From Shirley Temple's Parents NORTH PIiATTE, Neb., Aug 1. <UP)—His face 'ashen, Sterling Walrod Powell, 10. pleaded guilty today before a U. S. commissioner to attempting to extract money from Shirley Temple, ;hild movie star, by threatening lo kidnap her. The Grant, Neb., farm youth was hound over to the U. S. district court for sentence. R. A. Alt. chief of the federal bureau of investigation at Omaha, revealed that the arrest of young Powell resulted from the tracing of stationery used for the extortion letter to a drugstore in Grant. Powell, a sophomore In Gran; high school, is the son of well- to-do farm parents. Barber's Patience Exhausted EUREKA, Cal. (UP)—Barbers in Eureka have reached the point where even the worm turns. They were silent while the citizens grew competitive beards for the celebration of the "Days of Gen eral Grant" festival. Now that the festival Is ended the barbers insist the beards should come off. But men have discovered that it Is more economical not lo shave. Chicago Wheat open high low close Sep 111 1-4 1123-4'1091-2 1121-4 Dec 112 1135-8 1121-2 1131-4 Chicago Corn open high low close Sep 102 1051-2 1001-4 1051-2b Dec 931-3 971-4 ST7-8 97 l-4b DE5SIE SEIZED Thousands Killed Report on Arrival French Somaliland Tliej Adolf Hitler : Proclaim.' Opening in Colorful Ceremony at Berlin ' Local Supporters Expect Record Audience !of Current Campaign Preparations were being - madt today by locol friends of- Carl -K. Bailey, candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor, to care for the record gathering of the current campaign when the state attorney general speaks here tonight. . Mr. Bailey will speak at the courthouse unless rain interferes. If it prevents the outdoor program Mr. Bailey will speak from the stage of the Roxy theater, .which will be thrown open for the occasion. He will be ^Introduced by Gene E. Bradley, local attorney. Local backers of the attorney general i-today had • bleachers, brought from the high school athletic field, set lip on the court- liousc lawn to help care for , the big crowd expected. The BIytheville-Cariithers v i 11 e band, which joined Mr. Bailey's :ntourage this morning and entertained, at speaking programs at Manila and Leachville, was to play :or the program this .afternoon at Osccola and here tonight. Gas Masks Are Worn 10 Days in Experiment MOSCOW. (UP)—Four Russian workmen lived in gas masks for 10 consecutive days without any ill effects. During this time they carried on their every day activities and removed their masks only (or lour half-hour periods dally—for wasnlng and eating. Every ni»ht they slept In the masks. One of tlie workers made a daily speech describing his experience. Alaskan Histories Assailed JUNBAU, Alaska (UP)—Not a single good, accurate history of Alaska has been written since Sancroffs edition In 188-1, Dr. Cecil Robe, of the University of Alaska, contends. He is gather- "g material In the Territorial Museum nnd Judge James Wick- Jrsham's library for a large-scale historical work sponsored by the university. New Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 1 <UP>The cotton market starlcd the new season with a moderate advance today. Closing prices were 5 to 9 points htglTer. lie market was stimulated by bullish end of 'he season figures of the New Orleans cotton exchange. Heavy rains In the eastern belt, continued drouth in the southwest,' and reports of widespread army, worm infestation. open high low close Oct 1209 1214 1204 1211 Dec 1206 1212 1202 1211 Jan 1211 1211 1211 1211 Mar 1Z07 1213 1205 1212 May 1207 1211 1207 1211 July 1208b OLYMPIC STADIUM;'- Berlin Aug. i. (U!')_wit|, n simple: sen- eiicc of 10 words Adolf' Hlllei today o|, t . nc(] Ule , Uh olvll , ))lc Games. . • Standing bareheaded oh his spacious balcony In this' tinge sunken concrete bowl, ; the" lendei of the Third Reich climaxed the colorful ceremonies when he' said: "I proclaim open, the Olympic Games of Berlin, celebrating the mil Olympiad cf the ,: moder.'i era." As his last words echoed across the stadium—filled witli' 110,000 silent spectators, nnd 4,644 ; r,th- Icles from 52 •nations—a mighty ronr went up. : . • Then there was n silence as a fanfare of trumpets blared and the dull nimble of a battery of artillery outside the stadium began. ..: Slowly up its standard ••'Vwcnt the white Olympic flag with Us five interlocking circles. As: the blaze of trumpets and- the crash of .artillery continued, the' r fin3 was slowly raised. •-.-•. The Olympic torch, borne by 71- year-old Splridon Loues of Gre'ec'! winner of the "marathon In Ihe first modern Olympic Games ii. 1895 at Athens -tirrivcd and it s used to light the altar which will turn day nnd night for ihe 16 days of Hie games. Previous to the official, opening was the colorful parade of nations in which the : athletes' marched Into the. stadium through the huge ''marathon ' gate"— around -the .track past: Hitler's reviewing stand and then on. to ^M-*K9. a J-L Bveonswajrd . before .X'.H[-i Next to' tastXfbV".51st ''nation in the parade—was ihe big delegation of athletes 'from 'the United States. . • ... •'•'-... The Americans,': who have achieved tremendous popularity in Berlin, drew one.of.Uhc largest ovations of all when they innreh- cd in, eight abreast.'-. As the United States stars nnd stripes swung- through the "nwr- iithon gate" a band on the field ;',nick up the* . LHar /Spr.iitfl Banner. :' t '!V. Carry-Over Substantially: Reduced, New Orleans Exchange Reports NEW ORLEANS. Aug. 1. (UP) —Secretary Henry Plaiichc of the New Orleans cotton exchange today made public figures on the cotton crop for the year ending July 31, 1930, showing a commercial crop of 13,321,000 bales compared with 9,470,000 bales last year and 13,308,000 bales In 193334. World consumption of American cotton was estimated at 13,359,000 bales, including 95-1,000 inters, compared with I2.242.0tj0 Mies last year, Including 917,000 Inters. Consumption In the South was 5.587,000 bales against 4,514,000 bales last year. Total carry-over of American cotton, the report said, was 6,995,CCO bales, including 2G3.000 linl- ers, compared with 9,004,000 bales ast year, Including 276.0CO ilnt- crs. Presenting: World's Oulstaiulino Women Frances Perkins .Mrs. Roosevelt »lme. Curie Of nil the women In the woild, in Ameilcun br-ciitnry of l.iloi ' nances Pciklvw, Iho cciUjrcss Min^ci Kolltmtaj was named the most outstanding- In a poll ccnduclcd among 'dole-Bates atlcn.llng Iho cciUjrcss of the Intcnnllnnnl Business and p.olesslonal Women In Paris. Following her In order, the . ballot* plated Mine. Alevnn nra Kollaiitny, Russian Minister to Sweden; Mme Irene Jollot Curie, MTqiicli scientist; Mrs Amy olllbon, Biitish (Her. Seln a Iigcrlof, Suuions Nobel pil/e noullst, nnd '''Mrs.. Franklin D. Koo.cvclt. Dralh at Juggernaut's Wheel Young Gosnell Woman 'Identifies Man W'ho ,-.Sei/.cd, Her Pocketbook Band Will Present Music With 'Blushes' Spots closed quiet at 1271, u)> 7. TORONTO, Ont. (UP) - Music that "blushes" will be heard nnd seen on the Canadian National Exhibition grounds here shortly. 1 The new band shell being built on the grounds will have 1,100 varicolored bulbs arranged In suc'n a ray that they can produce any- .hlng Irom n soft rosy glow to a blaze of celestial glory, depending on how the conductor feels and the tune the band plays. Summer Thief Wears Overcoat TOLEDO. (UP)- A pickpocket tried to make things easy for police wearing an overcoat, on a hot day, when he snatched Mrs. Minnie Davis 1 purs«. Evidently he sncd Ills overcoat quickly, for the police didn't find him. .hecrs rang in the ; ears of Helie Nice, fnmoi-s French woman nice driver, as she guided her auto down the straightway at Sao Panto BrazH. Suddenly she lost control of ^the speeding car. This remarkable picture was. taken ut tbc Instant of disaster. Miss Nice flung from her scat, hurtles through the air (center). Her racer travel" ng at 100 miles an hour, dives toward the spectators, six 'were ' killed and scores injured by the jugjernaut. Accident Victim Is To Be Brought Here A Cobb ambulance was .sent to Marlon, Ark., about noon lo bring a man, said to have sustained a broken leg in a highway accident, to the Blylheville hospital here. The ambulance was requested 'by Earl Majors Dell planter, whose car is understood lo h.we ».««»= "'• is unocrsioon to luve vntion when Informed by :,rmv struck the man, a transient. Re-1 engineers that the dam on the President in Vermont Lauds Floods Structure MONTPEL1ER, Vt., Aug.' 1 (UP) —President Roosevelt, standing atop a $1,350,000 Hood control dam nenr here, hailed it tcd.iy ns "a very excellent illustration of cooperation in boondoggling between state and federal governments." Mr. Roosevelt made his observation when Informed by iirmy porls were that the accident THS unavoidable. Services at Holland for Mrs. C. H. White HOLLAND, Mo.—Funeral services for Mrs. C. H. White, C9, were held this afternoon at the Holland Baptist church. The Rev. M. A. Massey of Sleele ofTictoJcd. Burial was at Mt. Zion cemetery, near Cooter. Winooskl river had prevented Hc'ticvctt.- Mn5or. 'iiegrtr, ..itllcge-l purse, snntchcr, was ordered 'held lo.iuvntt action, of. Ihe fall grand Jury by Acting Judge 'V • O Holland In municipal court- Uils morning. Miss Viola Burns of the Gosnell community "testified that Majoi wns the negro who knocked her purse out of her hands, plcltcd it up and ran off with it un'.-.n Saturday night early in June.'She said the puree contained $U.50. Two young women who were. ac> -companyltig Miss" Burns at the time nlso Identified the negro the purse snatcher. They said the purse snatching occurred at Minn and Seventh streets here and :liat they had seen the snme negro In the same vicinity on inter Brail rd ay nlghtsj A series of purse snntchlng robberies has occurred on Main nnd Walnut strcels, between Seventh nnd Sixth street intersections over a period of months. Wary Osro Coblv Disavows Rumor Thai He Is Next LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—A candidate' for governor of Arkansas issued'« "wauling" Thursday lo his followers not to believe any rumors Hint might be circulated to tlie effect that the Futrcll administration "is swinging to my support." The candidate Is Osro Cobb, Ec- publican nominee for governor. Immediately after it was bniited about that the Pulrell administration, which has had feverish difficulty in making up Its divergent minds whom to support, had switched from John C. Ashley to Fxl F. McDonald, Mr. Cobb, an Inveterate statement-maker, ft hastened to Issue a timely pro-j<t: nouncemcnt. IT CONFERENCE. IILITTLE H3| Ashley and-Johnson Will Throw Their Suppo'iAo Pulaski County Man ,1; LITTLE: ROCK, Aug i (up)i- Tlie Ui)ltctl PIC.SS learned today loin icliable fcomccs that a coal-' luon tto>ilr| bo peifccted tonight which would pliice the foites^of' two othci gubcinatoilal candidates behind tho campaign of Pulaskl County Judge U. A. Cook. 'Ihe forces of Slate Senator's John c Ashley nnd Arthur John- Confeicncoi weie held list night » Tc.\arkann nnd this morning in LI tie Rook despite the absence of Ashej, who wns in the northwest section or the state. He,' uas ' re- ' piesontcd at the ranting by" a conntlcnllal friend who kept him posted on developments by fre- <iucnt tclopiione call* f Johnson nnlved hV Llltle Rock <luiln B the morning to fake pint In Iho meeting. 'JliQ wllhdiawnl of Iho senators "' fa wii of cook would ciirthe 1st of candidates down to" five leaving Ally. Gen. CaU E Bailey &ec.etary of State Ed P. McDonald, tanner Governor Tom Terral mid. Howard Reed In the race '"" niimor-i Hiat admlnlstmtlon sup, imrl, which went to McDonald on Thui.sday, yrns i ea dy to swing \o Cook in a final effort to win, were " ?oucw y tta sccre[nry of to*** lUHU'iVGlS.' ' , .• . • . - * i - •• • ...... Woid was sent out from Bniley icndnumte.i, that no trade was I* "8 offe,ed the various' cand°- <l«tes In an effort to swine suu Fort, to the attorney general? state- cmuloyes who joined' the Bnlley force:, yesteiday said that four loTy Hn'^CBst ( thclr lot ,1th him. * * *" ' _ _ Four Held for "thefts^ " in Southeast 'Missouri SIKESTON, MoTcomplote solution of a series of burglaries in-' SoiiUicast Missouri" is exhccila ' "on. She, iff joe A.SenSffl today, following the auest of Ev- s erett Mnmcll «f Cairo, III Sheriff Anderaon *ald Munsell ntlnil.ltctl participating In the-bur-' tlnry of business ' establishments' here, at Cape Olrardeai,, nnd 'the high schol at Cnruthersvlllc moib than- a year ago. ; nm'"™ °, t ," Cr '"'on. I-ozicr Polls, Dlllnn Potts and TrnncJs Locket I also of Cairo, arc being held for questioning They wci c auested- at n houseboat neai Cape G. rar '- tlcau. Tho Sheriff said he e [. poets- to clear up n number ol other Southeast Missouri safe rob- lwlc.y. with nrrcst of the four; Saddle Colt Entries Invited for Horsashow M response, to demand by " n umber of residents of the coun- Y it has been decided to provide special class fo\ saddle colls at :ie. Mississippi county fair horse- iow^ It has been announced by *°"^?" ddlo ««» who de-* o e sire to show them In competition " "" '?, gCt !n t0llcl1 «'ith if they | 1VD ,„ Mr Mi * of the U. -B. Young, of O^ccola, u "e m the southeni part. Holland Youth Injured in Automobile Collisi HOLLANn >TI ford is „„,' n M° on SUf ' X lnjUrcrt Fr| - "Tho administration," he said, "is certainly doing some plain and fancy broken-field running. , : A what would have been a disastrous spring flood. The waters, it was explained, In- - „. — March come within eight feet of sidestep, a double-switch, and the top. i After the Inspection, the president returned to Montpclicr for a when his car was involved ,i- L1 CO S"-?» lh ? weimy te - ] now n double-cross. The volcrs of Arkansas arc becoming .. punch- conference on flood conrol prob- drunk from these confusing maneuvers. >_2ins with Oov Charles M". Smith,! " In vicw "f this situation, I con- Gen. Edward Markham, chief of s ' t ' cr il nccc-ssary to forewarn my the army engineers, and various' friends over- the state that the state officials. It was understood rllm ° r . " tticre Is such n rumor, additional funds were asked of " 1!>l " lc administration forces arc twcen Holland and Steele. n . a right fool was broken, his mouth was badjy cut and he sustained numerous bruises He was taken to Steele for first aid treatment. His car was demolished. NEW YORK <UPi—The Commodore Hotel has nieastired its now bar, 165.,feet In lenjlh, and announces It !s the longest hotel . the federal government for flood ' prevention work. Mrs. White, who died following | a week's illness, Is survived by livci children, Mrs. T. M. Manning, of Roswcll, N. M.; Mrs. .f. M". White, of Memphis; Mrs. C. J. McCormlck, of Holland; Mrs. L. T. Burton, of Stcclc. and Mrs. John Story, of Holland. She also leaves four sisters, Mrs. Fannie - „ _. .,., „,....Coleman, Mrs. Nan Lester, Mrs. rels and found the place In flames Lulu MIchfe. of Steele, and Mrs.' Sallie Barnes, of Alabama and one brother, Bud Wallace. Squiirds Save Man's Life ENTERPRISE, Ont. (UP)—Two squirrels were credited here with saving the life of'Ltimnn Hartcn 76, a farmer. Harlcn, asleep In his log cabin, was awakened b y frantic chatter ng of the squir now desperately swinging to my support, Is unbounded and untrue, and If circulated can ho for no other purpose than to damage me in my campaign." He escaped through n window, „ „ „ .,„ ,,,,,iuu*, mo.wmper- nnd then managed to check the ature of the water remaining vlr- blnze - .: tiially the same. WroiiR Guess On Ice SALEM. III. (UP)—Avthorities placed Iwo tons of ice in the city swimming, pool containing 500,000 gallons of water. The Ice melted within a few minutes, the. temper- bar in America. It Is of Iho ' . "island type'' and will emplov 25 barmen. WEATHER Arkansas-yFalr tonight and Sunday. Warmer Sunday. Memphis' and vicinity—Generally fair tonight and Sunday. Slightly warmer Sunday. The maximum' temperature hero yesterday was 85, minimum 54, clear, according (o Samuel P. Worris, official weather observer.

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