The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 23, 1939 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 23, 1939
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TlUi DOMINANT NEWSPAPER r>|j wrii?Tm?AH'r.)fi,.,.,,,, " m ^ m » " T**J- '-- — ;— — . VOLUM1? XXXVI NO. 5-1. Hlythovillc Courier lilylhevllle Hernld TUB DOMINANT NEWSPAPER O\' NORTHEAST 'AlKANSA' Mississippi Valley Louder Dlylhevllle Dully N SW ^ UI-YTIIKV1LLK, ARKANSAS • — - — ; 'i _— 3 AND SOUTHEAST MISSOOHI , TUKSDAY, MAY 2: 15, 198!) SINGLE COPIES FIVE ^^^ np-— ~_ . Dima/i'j uui'MfiB KIVB CENTS FOUR ARE HILLED IN ARKANSAS TORNADO Youthful Cyclist Is Killed By Auto Near Joiner Late Monday Firtecn-ycar-old E^TiTE^T Jr who ft t ° *« !»*"? »? W ."<*'• Joiner because ho Io4l n v l seeing the .ships land and take off, won't ra m v nor He was instantly killed by an nutomol ilc-lalc yest - . iLhi tor-noon while riding 1,j s bicycte'ho^'irram^l'riiew' 1 James Ellison, 30-year-old driver* l " L " e "'of the death car, was released on i ' $500 bond aflcr iiaving been ar-1 rested on a technical char°e o manslaughter. The Keiser farm er will be given a preliminarj hearing Wednesday morning a Osccola before Magistrate G L Waddcll. Eye .witnesses said llie acciden was unavoidable. The youth, who was riding along the gravel road a mile east of Joiner, apparently last control of ihe wheel as i swerved in the loose gravel, it if said. Tlie car and cycle collided Deatli came almost Instantly frmr a fractured skull. Funeral services will be held this afternoon, four o'clock, at the Methodist church of Joiner with tlie Rev. W. P. Cooley, pastor officiating. Burial will be made at Basselt cemetery. Deaih of tlie youth was a blow to the Shawnee Consolidated school students where young Haskett had attended school lor a number of years. Captain of tlie junior hl»h .school football team lor Ihe past year, he was a popular member of his class. He was also manager of the senior football and basketball teams. He" received his diploma from junior high school Friday night and was enjoying his first day of vacation by visiting with a friend and by going to the Held. His mother dead since his birth, the youth made his home with his grandparents, Mr. nnd Mrs. c. c. •Hnskett of;Joiiler. He is also survived by his; father, Edwin E. Haskett. who djvides his/time between 'Meinplife---said "Joiiler.' in !ils"«'ork ns operator of Ihe Blue Streak Trucking Line; two sisters, Mrs, Winifred Lawson aiib Miss 'Doris Elizabeth Haskelt, both of Memphis, and two brothers, Charles E. Haikctl of Memphis, and L. E. Haskelt of Bassett. Swift Funeral Home of Osceola is In charge of arrangements. New York Cotton NEW YORK, May Cotton closed steady. open high ,J«ly '. ..... 873 870 Oct. ....... 795 790 Dec ....... 775 779 Jan ....... 7G7 772 Mar ....... 70S -J12 May ...... 765 772 23. (IIP)— low close 872 874 791 775 768 7G8 7UB 134 774 767 7Qg 7G5 Spots closed nominal ot 974,'up 1. New Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS, May 23. (UP) —Cotton futures closed steady today, unchanged to off two |»ints. open high low close Submarine D* 1 TFf 1 'I bniks With 62 Aboard PORTSMOUTH, N. H, May 23 (UP)-The u. S. S. submarine Squalus sank in 240 feet of water, 10 miles southeast of Ihe Isle or Shoals, today. The office of Rear Admiral O. W. Cole of Portsmouth navy yard said tlie men had enough aid to last lor several days. An aide to Admiral Cole said navy yard attaches have talked with Lt. Com. Oliver M. Naquln in charge of the submarine by radio telephone and that all aboard were alive and in good condition. Nnquin said 'the submarine was unable to raise because of inability to discharge water lhal had taken aboard apparently as ballast. The navy yard reported that besides Naquin (hose aboard tlie submarine were five officers, 51 enlisted men, four navy yard em- ployes and a representative of the contractors. The submarine, completed May at Portsmouth navy yard,',1ms een making dally training trips from .the navy yard here.; >t-;G~-sum«i <E.D.T.>- -today''-tho Squdlas, also ' known as No.' : 192, eft the navy yard. She was due tack n.1 9:40 a.m. (is.D.T.) and vlicn she failed to appear the submarine Sculpin was sent to search for her. Tlie Sculpin located the other iubmarine on tlie • bottom of the icean south of the Isle of Shoals at 12:30 p.m. Radio telephone :omnumciation was established, tlie mvy ynrd reported. FMIE51E Strike Caused By Grievances Of 26 Men Halts Body Production DETROIT, Mich., May 23. (UP) —A strike, called by the United Automobile Workers Union (CIO) because of grievances Involvliv 20 men, cut olf the vlla! How ol bodies lo a dozen automobile lac- 'flrir/; today and forced C8000 workers into idleness. Less than 24 hours aflcr a strike of 13.000 workers at (lie Brlggs Manufacturing Company's seven Detroit plants, the Chrysler Corporation imd the Lincoln division of UiB Ford Motor Company were forced to suspend operations because of a shorlagc of bodies built by Briggs. In nddi tin to two auto plants in Indiana were alfeetctl and the U A. Young steelc nnd Wire factory, which supplies Briggs wilh parts, was forced to lay oil 250 men. Tlie number of workers affected by the dispute was the greatest since sit down strikes of 1037, All uict In Harlan HARLAN, Ky., May 23 (UP)— Representatives of the United Mine Workers Union and the Harlnn Comity Coal Operators Association met briefly today an<| recessed without announcement of progress in efforts to settle the region's coal strike. Tlie recess was taken at llie i'c- miest of union 'representatives who said Ihey had other pressing business. Tlie reference was not elaborated but was believed lo concern Individual negotiations wilh mine Escape In Storm, Die Resisting Capture CUMMINCiS PRISON l^ARMUk.?!^ 2.1. (UM-Tffo itau- gercns long term negro convict*, .*>«, , wl p Ki I,, (he conluston following n cyclone tint .struck (his prison form, were killed in a hnmMo-lwml right, with two prison (rustics in a swamp n,nr here today. They were: Archie Godwin. 33, sentenced from Oimehita county Ark In 1934 for assault to kill uncl burglary. fm i,ig life imprisonment Jamrs 1'alti.r.son, 24, .sentenced from Columbul,, Ark Mnrt-n, 1037, serving a long term for burglary and wanted In Nal- cliocloches lluish, Ln., on a sheriffs order The two trusties flushed Ihe escaped convicts imexpecledly In the swamp after searching Uiroughout ihe night tor at least 10 prisoners who escaped when the cyclone s .ruck the prison barracks, leveling It lo the ground. owners. George S. Ward, secretary ; of (IW -operators iissucl&tl6n.'\<!ARrirfc owners .would be glad lo meet with the union again as soon as Ihe union representatives were free lo do so.. National guard officials reported the county quiet today. Claim Confession On Part OMVhite Woman Dora Spiels, 25-year-old woman, has confessed to Strive To Bring Anti Aggression Front Within League Framework GENEVA, May 23. (UP)-Orent Britain and Prance, striving behind the scenes to camplele nn alliance with Soviet Russia, took Ihe first step today toward bringing Europe's anti-aggression front within (he framework of the league of nations. The two powers formally notified Ihe league council of (Heir defensive pledges lo Poland, Rumania and Greece as "obligations .nlmcd at resisting Imposition of solutions by force which must reduce civilization to anarchy." British Foreign Secretary Vis-' 'ulaski Chancellor Will Hear Test Suit On Sat- Afrs. white charges of concubinage, it was un- lounced today by Deputy Shfritf John p. Reininiller following her arrest Sunday. Several of six negro men charged with the sume crime have also confessed but names of these were )iot announced. Negroes arresled arc: Artis Tally, Gils .Freeman, count, Halifax and Foreign Minister. Georges. Bonnet assured tho council that (heir aol Ions conform-' fd with,. lliDyisplrll pf dhe l™^,fj rovcnantand promise (o advise the league of future security accords. Sues Auto Finance Firm For $7,030 In Damages A. H. Wilson luis filed '-'suit In circuit court here 'against (he C I- T. 'Corporation asking $2.030 actual damages and $5.000 punl- live damages for tlie alleged un- m ,d wrongful sel/iirc of a Wilson alleged that he purchased the Inick from n local motor company on Ihe Installment plan nnd that he removed the truck to CflJ!- •fornin wilh the .permission of TJie City Attorney Nelson, Others To Confer On TVA Possibilities lawful truck. company. He charges that llic C. I. T. Corporation, assignee cl the nolcs given by Wilson to cover tlie remainder of Ihe July Oct. Dec. Jan. Mar. May 878 895 785 783 834 800 790 783 8V« 894 784 783 876 804. 784 77C-8 77C-8 LITTLE ROCK, May 23.— Hearing of a suit attacking validity of the "use" lax clause of the 1Q37 retail sales lax law was reset for Saturday in Pulaski chancery court yesterday. Tile hearing originally was scheduled for this morning. The suit was brought by John Mann. Marianna gin operator. It Spots closed dull :it 941, oil 2. . 775-7 sought an injunction to prevent Stock Prices NEW YORK, May 23. (UP) — American Telephone, with a loss of more than two points, led a decline on the stock exchange today Trading was light. Anaconda Copper Associated DO Beth Steel Boeing Air Chrysler 23 1-2 71-2 537.3 22 5-8 66 1-2 General Electric .......... 341-8 General Motors ____ '. ..... 435-8 Tnt Harvester ............ 583-4 Montgomery Ward ........ « 1-8 N Y Central .............. 14 Packard .. .............. 3 3.5 Phillips Pelro .......... .. 343-4 Radio . . . ................. ' o 1-4 Schenlcy ................ 131-4 Simmons Bed Socony Vac 22 1-4 12 Standard Oil N J 42 3-4 Texas Corp 38 3-4 U S Steel 45 1-2 Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS, III.. May 23. (UP)—Hogs: 11,300. Top, 6.80 1701230 Ibs., 6.65-6.80 HO-160 Ibs., 6.00-6.15 Bulk sews, 5.15-590 Cattle: 3,075 \ Steers, 8.20-10.00 ' Slaughter steers, 7.50-12.25 Mixed yearlings, heifers, 8.25-9.25 Slaughter heifers, 7.25-10.25 Beef cows, 6.00-7.00 Cutters and lo«- cutters, 4.50-5,75 collection of Hie tax by state Revenue Commissioner Z. M. McCarroll on gin equipment nnd machinery bought in Alabama. It also asked Ihe court lo void tlie "use" lax clause as a violation of the state and federal constitutions. An Intervention asking the same relicl wns filed by w. II. and John C. Howe, partners operating the Howe Lumber Company of \Va- basli, Phillips county, yesterday The intervention charged McCnr- roll was attempting to collect the two per cent lax on mules and gin machinery bought in 1937 in Tennessee and Texas. The cost of the machinery and mules was $23630.95 and tile stale seeks a- $472 62 "use" tax, (lie intervention said News Carrier Carries On NEW ORLEANS (UP)—George Arno, 45, lias started on his second 25 years as a newspaper carrier, convinced that Ihe firsl 109 500 miles of walking are the hardest. Arno started delivering newspapers In 1913 and has missed walking at least 12 miles a day only once or twice. \unough no announcement wns made today, it was rumored llmt trials ol these probably be held at a sjicclal term of circuit could to be held Wednesday or Thursday night. price, lime due on the truck. He charges that lie failed, to c^rry .out a lucrative trucking contract because of such sciy.ure. Claude P. Cooper Is attorney for Ihe plainliir. Chicago Corn July Sept. open high 503-8 507-8 511-8 515-8 low close 503-8 501-2 511-3 511-8 Chicago Wheat July Sept. open 741-4 733-4 high 155-8 751-8 low 741-4 733-1 close 753-8 15 Roy E. Nelson, city attorney, said winy he would go to Memphis Thursday to confer with Congressman E. c. (Took) Quillings on the pOMiblllly .of securing TVA power for northeastern Arkansas, lie snld oilier olllctals would probably accompany him, Onllilngs plans to confer with representatives ol a number of northeast Arkansas clllcs, making tlie trip to Memphis from Washington especially for this purpose. Tlie congressman was In Knox- vllle, Tonn,, yesterday for talks w!tl> members of the Tennessee Valley Authority board mid aiithor- ily engineers on prospects for e.v- tcndlng TVA. .service , at(d TVA yirdsllck rulcs'lnlo-eastern Arkan- Thfe congressman has been In touch wllh representatives of various cllies In this section for some time on TVA extension Into llu THE FIBRE OF AMERICAN PROSPERITY A COTTON SALES EVENT (poniored |olnHj by (He Nofiwol Cotton Council o) Amcrico, ond the Cotton-Texlil* lnttitut«. Approximately 100 Scouts To Participate In Encampment June 3-4 Plans for a district Camp-O-Hee lo be held .lime a and •! were announced today by E. A. nice, local chairman of llie niylhevllle Camp-' 'ng nnd Activities committee of he; Boy scouts. Walker Park will JC the scene of Ihe big encampment In which troops 31, 37 nml 38 of tills city and troop 32 ol Manila will participate. Approximately 100 scouts arc cx- j peeled to take iiart In tho en- Mns Week To Put Affairs In Shape Before Entering Prison KANSAS CUT, Mo.. May 23. IU1')—."Doss" Thomas J. 1'ender- B«sl put his financial affairs in order today before beginning a 15- mimlh prison term for evading Income lax. Jiirge Merrill E, oils gnmled I cntlorgnsl oho week lo prepare himself for commitment lo tlie federal penHcnlmry at l.oin'onwc>nh, Kansas, nor a mmiicr ot n century "the boss" of Missouri politics ho not only noes to Jail but must make some provision to pay (axes and penalties due the government. Tlie loin! |n interest, pcnnUlcs and delinquent luxes amounts to more limn $430,000. His Jlnc was $10,000. He will be on probation lor live years, state ofllclnls ini- naunced that they loo would demand an accounting of his Income, and llial possibly they would demand n new settlement of llie lire Insurance rale case which llrst net federal aiilliorllies Investigating ills income. Oov. Lloyd 0. Stark, once Pon- dcrgasfs political ally bill now his enemy, said he planned lo confer "li U. S. Dlslflct Attorney Maurice Mllllgmi concerning the Insiir anco rate case which wns scttlc< In 1033. Ten million dollars li.. pounded funds wore divided, 80 pc cent going 1° U'o companies uin '20 per cent to policy holder*. Th government snld Pcudorgasl • hiu been scheduled lo got $760,000 fo negotiating the settlement, bilt tlia actually he received only '^!15.oo on wliich lie paid no: lax. "Mr. Pendergast pleaded' 1 , gulll and has, received his, sentence bu who; Is .•going' 'to; pay Back"' lo. lh 800,000 defrauded policy lioUiersth Se.COO.OOO that wits'taken from th in the nefarious insurance com promise?" Stark said. I'endergnst's numerous buslues. enterprises itra fed .by almost every 'lilliig conlnicl the city hn: invimlcd over n 10-yenr period With good behavior he can get on of prison In n year—he Bel.'i six days oil caeh moiilli of good be liavior—but during thai time he mist depend upon siltordlnnlcs lo operate them. It was his mania for horse racing hat brought the collapse of Pen- lergast's political cmplrn. He survived an illness llmt his persona ihyslclan tciillflcd would have klllcc 1 Host men. He built, a pollltcal ma- :lilno that was almost unbeatable Jut he couldn't beat liic horses. Property Damage Is Estimated Upwards Of Million Dllars for both sides stressed Wllli him, they said. I cnnipment. Major Ivy W. ford Ims been selected to Craw- supervise Ihe aiTnngemeiU of the local .camp. A complete bulletin has be'.'n released to all scoutmasters nnd others who will assist in nrrang- ing lliis allalr. Scouts will come Into cnmp Friday afternoon and remain mill] late Saturday night. Each palrol will be graded en Ihe following scores: campcraft, hikecralt. cookcratl, scoutcraft and scout spirit. In addition to the three types of Iroop slrcamcrs lo be awarded in accordance wllh | point 1 ! scored, each camper will be awarded nn emblem. District Commissioner Oscar Fcnrtler reports that all scouts are enthusiastic about the Cnmp-O- Ree. He has also extended an invitation to the public to witness the camp at any lime. "Iron Claw" Machines Gets Temporary Help SHREVEPOBT, La., May 23. (UP)—"Iron claw" machines were under ffre today, wllh a restraining order issued by Federal District Judge Gastoii L. Portcrie keeping police from confiscating them. Tlie order, Issued yesterday, is returnable Afay 30. It was asked by Marcus R. Relners, FV>rt Worth, Tex. A city judge had declared the machines were gambling devices. Injury Inspires Invention SOUTH GLASTONBUR.Y, Conn. (UP)—When a premature explosion of a dynamite cap blew away parts of four fingers, Mario U Palmlerl determined lo. Invent a fool-proof cap. Result: A cap which he says can be pounded with a hammer without harm. Counsel .lint fact. lorse JiU'c belling was n mania. Die defense called it a "chink In Ills armor.' The government said it forced Ihe 67-year-old "boss" lo plot ways and menus of evading laxes nnd of making more money. Every afternoon .Pendcrgnst re- llred lo nn inner cilice to place his bets by telephone. He seldom went lo Ihc, races himself. The defense asked for leniency because Pendcrgnst wns a Urctl, sick old man. "Imprisonment means dealh," Defense Counsel John Mnddcn said. "Dealh will occur as Inevitably as day follows night." Judge Otis did not look nt Pcn- ns he pronounced sentence. He did not ask the defendant lo from Ins seat. He said he was not Inking Into consideration tlio political corruption In infested Kansas City for which the Pendergnst machine had been responsible. Tlie machine Is now considered by Its enemies to have been wrecked. 'I can understand nnd appreciate the tecling felt for him by nls counsel," Judge Oils said. "I invc nn Impression—maybe entirely erroneous—that the defendant will understand and npprcciale what is sometimes tho duly of n Judge." Robert Alexander To Make Radio Speech Robert Alexander of Scott county, Arkansas, who won the acclaim of Ihe Arkansas Cotton Trade association when he addressed group recently will speak on "The Future ol the American Cotton Industry" on the Farm and Home Hour, NBC program, at 10:30 o'clock (E.S.T.) Wednesday morning over a nation-wide radio hookup. Mr. Alexander's subject will relate to cotton rehabilitation and Is In connection with Ihe National Cotton Week endeavor to secure new usages for cotton. He will speak from the Chicago studios of Ihe National Broadcasting com- Queen Mary Unhurt When Cars Collide LONDON, May 23. (UP)—Qncen Mary, mother of King George VI, camped Injury today when the nn- toinobilc In which she wns riding overturned In a collision nt Wimbledon. The queen, who will be 12 years old on Friday, was driven to her lipmc, Mnrlborougli Jlouso on Pali Ivmll, aflcr Iho accident. Her automobile collided with nn- ollier car In the Waiulsworth section of Wimbledon just outside London. iio was sllelitly shaken but was cxtricnlcd from Iho overturned royal ear without dllllciilty and lakcn to a surgery In Wimbledon before telnn driven home. A ladder had -to bo oblalncd to enable Ihe [|iiccn lo leave Hie ovcr- lurncd -uar'. ' : . : Tfiree More Metf'Held In Alleged Mistreatment of Little Girl Tlirco more men were Held lo circuit court yesterday afternoon nfler municipal court hearings to make a total of seven men now In Jail In connection ivllli mistreatment of an 11-year-old girl over n period of three months. George Edwards, 00. was arresled as the unidentified'man sought by ofllcci-.i since they began Investigation of the cnsc May 3. He is changed with pandering- as ' nre W. E. Stewart, OS, and liuslcr Owens, 29. who were also arraigned yesterday. Bond of $1500 each wns set. Unless there Is a special term o( circuit court, the men will remain n Ihe county jail hern, until the regular term of court next October wovlded they do not make bond, H has been Indicated by Prcseciit- ng Attorney Bruce Ivy that a >pec!al term mny be held. If so, ho child's 30-year-old stepmother. Mrs, Willie P. Taylor, who Is harged witli pandering and ncccs- ory before the [act of carnal abuse, 111 also be; tried, It Is believed. Tlie olhcr men nrrcsled in con- icctlon with the case arc: A. 0. xmg, 55, charged wilh carnal abuse; John Carney, G5, charged Wjth Hindering; S. P. Gnnn, charged vlth pandering; Alien Hnrgelt. 71, hnrgcd with carnal abuse and pan- orlng. • • Hie blnnn centered at England, i& miles toMlhcast of here and roared for nlmait an hour cutting u swath a mile wide and about 30 miles long. it sliuck last night and was accompanied by torrential downpour. TJie known dead were: Mm. Minnie Hockctt, about 35, ' killed nt England when the storm lifted the roof from a. school building mid then dropped It. the roof tearing through the auditorium and pinning the woman In the basement. • , ' • Jamei w. Lee, Benton farmer, struck by lightning. ' - ~ Annie Adnms, C5, negro, killed on (he nmtoii plantation south of Llllle Hock when her house crumbled before Ihe storiii.' An unidentified negro child was also found- dead. , Six women and a negro janitor wcic caught in the school bulfd- Ing nt England when tlie roof crashed, , , Mrs J. o. Weaver received a broken back and Mrs. James Harrison v rccelvev' internal Injuries. Jtcsciio workerji required four hours to djg Iho women and the Janitor from the wreckage, ' - .* Officials at Cummlngs state 'Prison FVmu near Pine Bluff asked for state police at Little Rock, to help-check tho number of missing Prisoners. At. least 10, possibly more, fled when ,ttio farm, was slrlick by the heavy wind,- A. bar- wax demolished compietely. ' No one was In It at the'lime; " Nearby In lliaycamp; dining .hsll 150, dangerous».prlsbners,.wer_e.rmyi li'ig Eiipjier. None was injured' al- llipligh the building was damaged slightly. - • .Tucker Prison Faim also wa's hit by Ihe tornadlo winds. Damage was estimated at $10,000. No Injury was reported there. At Scotl, Richard Prfalmrd, his wife, Ella, and their daughter, Irene, were trapped for two hours when n Ires fell across their o,u- omobllo. 'lliey were brought her* for treatment. Injuries were ml- ior. i , Business houses and industrial limits, were unroofed here and. glass windows throughout '.ho shopping district were shat- ercd by the storm which reached velocity of approximately 60 niles an'hour. Damage also «ns done the state capllol Tho wind banged windows and doors nnd tore at the roof.'i Ore. (UP) — Eighteen Mrs. Herman ICoch HALSEY, enrs ago artw! sewing on n fancy bect- proad. Slic sowed In more than n lilc of thread ft year until this ear the spread has 26 miles. A. P. & I,. Will Cut Rales, Says .Harvey C. Couch LITTLE ROCK, May 23 (UP)— Oov, Carl E, Bailey said today he had been informed users of eleclric power furnished by the Arkansas Power nnd Light Company would soon receive a rate reduction. Fred Sullivan Is , . Freed In Court Here The case of Fred Sullivan, charged wilh transporting stolen tires through .Mississippi county, was dismissed In municipal court yesterday afternoon, Sullivan was brought here by Sergeant a. D. Morris of Jories- boro, from Haytl, Mo. Officers said that Sullivan cltiim- ed he bought the tires from a. negro named James Dockery :at Memphis for $00. Dockery, Is being held In Jail at Memphis. Bob Austin, negro, was arrested several days ngo on a charge of burglarizing a garage In Jonesboro and is now In jail at Jonesbora! The -tires are alleged to have •boon stolen by Austin Jrcm a, Jonesboro garage, sold to Dockery who In turn sold them to Sullivan who transported them through Mississippi counly to Haytl. With these'arrests, there are now U men being held in Jail as Implicated In tlie scries of garage rcbberies. , Lions Entertained By Accordion Music Today Joe Evrard entertained members of the Lions club today by playing several .numbers on his accordion at the club's weekly Tlie governor said Harvey Couch, luncheon meeting at the Hotel president of tlie lUHlttes company, Noble. had called him from New York There were 41 members at Ihe' saying the rate reduction would be meeting. put inlo effect by the firm within I Iho next month. I WFATHFR Members of ihe public utilities nc.rtiiic.iv commission charged with policing public utilities In the state said Ithc promised reduction would not """'MS - Scallered ttvunder r Wednesday con! slderablo cloudiness. 1 Memphis and vicinity — Local j tliundershowers lonlght and Wcd- Jnesday, lltlle change In lemperature. the company put Into effect a ra(«) The maximum temperature her* reduction In February, 1938 that yesterday was 85, minimum "62 saved users a total of 5270,000.clear, according to Samuel P. Nor, WKf'y- . , K j.._j_||ris, official weather observer/ ':

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