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MYraEVllLE CQORIER NEWS VOL. XXXIII—NO. 122 J55? 1 !!? 11 * Bljthertll* Htnld UlitlMlppi ViUtj Lndtr NOHTtUUBT AHKAN8A8 ANIJ BOUTHBA8T M18SOUK1 BUTUKVILLE, AKKANSAS, KH1DAV, AUGUST 7, 1930 •,£?£Vj - i-V; >.'( I'-Ji,, V. "/••AT*! - !®'--\ SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS JEFFERSONIANS" WILL BACK LANDON Florida Jury Decides She Plotted Death of Her Engineer Husband. MILTON, Fla., Aug. 1 (UP) — Mrs. Mary Vaini, attractive 45- year-old matron, stood emotionless today ami heard a six-man jury pronounce licr guilty of being an accessory before 'the fact to an attempt lo murder In ii cni^phacy to wreck, the train piloted by her 70-year-old husband, Llvvle W. Vnnii. Vann. who steadfastly has maintained his wife to be innocent, contorted the defendant a.'.er the verdict was read. Defense attorneys Immediately gave notice of appeal and Mrs. Vann was released under $2.500 bond. The Vann!;, after bond wns posted, left for their home in Pcnsacola, 20 miles from here. The jury required all night for deliberation on the charge that Mrs. Vann conspired with her alleged lover, Earl Travis, and two negroes lo wreck Vann's train. The slate charged Mrs. Vanii and Travis, a former night club operator, planned to collect a $30,000 double indemnity insurance policy which Vann carried and then to marry. Two attempts lo wreck Vann's train were unsuccessful.' The ne- - grces—Allen LAngston, 76-year- old voodoo doctor, and Allen Findlay, 17—pleaded guilty., Yesterday they' testified that Mrs. Vann hired them to pull spikes from the., railroad track. ; Mrs. D: Wo Sanders, a. sister of Travis, told the jury Mrs. - ' Vann ofUm visited and telephoned - Mlu\riight w .elub operator. _ .Travis "lias' been indicted but not yet tried. The negroes are 'awaiting sentence.- ' ' Pacific Marked As New Center of Civilization LOS ANGELES. (UP) — Opportunity for advancement in the world today lies In the Pacific area, Dr. Adamantios Plyzoides of the Univtrsity of Southern California has been telling California audiences lately. "Tlio European civilization is a. dying one today," declares Dr. Ply- zoides, "whffe the new world, vital, progressive and dynamic, lies along t'ne Pacific." The future development of world opportunity lies, he believes, with the reawakening of Japan, china and Russia. i"Wrtilc the Plane Crash Tn Which Ei^lu Died'Near Si. Louis The wreckage of the City of Memphis, Chicago an,! Southern air a few miles north of St. Louis Wednesday night,, killing six' r as shown examining the debris of the cabin section of liner which crashed near tile. Lambert-St. Louis municipal airport scngcrs and lira pilots. A department of commerce 'Inspector Is the piano, in which the passengers uerc sitting. 7 iitrell Hits Attorney General, Lauds McDonald .„.„. , -. ... • n r A T i I In5 "'ated ceiling, a new floor, in KatllO AcidrCSSes. new. wiring and redecorate the various political movements in the Par East," says Dr Plyzoides, "may not be to our liking, yet, because of those movements one-half of the world's population is awakening to the fit- " le foregoing policies and thin, ture. With this awakening, fhe H 10 refunding law shall not be opportunity for business and cultural development of American institutions will be unlimited. "Competition from European sources will be only negligible because the European nations arc to- interested in their petty 'international backyard fights' to s oe what they are missing in the way of truly world development." New York Cotton NEW YORK, Aug. 7 (UP) — Collon closed steady. open high low close 1199 1206 1197 1203 Oct Dec Jan March May July 1199 1207 1198 120-1 1200 1204 1200 1203 1204 1212 1202 1207 1204 1211 1201 1208 LITTLE ROCK.—Asserting he vns convinced that the "old state n-eckir,-; crew is behind Bailey," Governor Fiitrell went on the ail ast night in two radio lalks, In which he endorsed Secretary of State Ed p. McDonald as the only candidate for governor pledged to carry on the policies of the Fn- rell administration. After reviewing at great length the events of bus administration lealing with refunding of- the lighway debt and re-establishment of the state's credit, the gover- lor said: "Bailey opposes Ihe Fulrell ad- mmstiation, and that means opposition to its policies which have been put in force, and denounces the so-called 'Futrell gang' for supporting McDonald. McDonald says there shall be no reversal of :at disturbed. Roland's Bootery Will Move About September 1 Roland's Bootcrj' has signed a lease for the New York store building and the shoe; "firm .= will move there about September 1. Extensive improvements -are to b= made by'the owner, I. H. Flemin- of Memphis, who will put in a'l'i insulated ceiling, a new new. wiring and redecorate building. . The Bootery, owned by Jeff Roland, is moving from Us present location because the building was purchased by J. L. Guard for his jewelry store. The New York store will move across the street lo its new home sometime this month, after having been in Its present location for 20 years. Mil GET Relief Employment for 3,000 More" Is Authorized at Washington. LITTLE ROCK, Aug. 7. (UP) — ated town. •por- he means tha 1202 1206 1199 120C Spots closed steady at 1267, u|)| great class of independent voter- who are not concerned about n job, who care nothing about 'Fu- trcll personally, but who do believe in those policies which have retrieved the state from iti wrecked and ruined condition he Has in mind people who can elect a governor. I am convince-.) that the old state wrecking crew is behind Bailey. -What does thh mean It is a circumstance to b" considered by the volcr before lie easts his vote." Spol Average Is 1Z.55 The average price of 7-8 Inch middling cotton on the ten leading spot markets today was 1235, the Blythevllle Board of Trade reports. New Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 7 (UP) — The collon future..? market closed with gains ot four to six points today following a quiet trading session featured chiefly by short covering In preparation for the bureau day report and some buying due to the continued drouth and heat In the northwest. open high low close Ocl 1195 1203 1192 1199 Dec 119U 1204 1194 1200 Jan 119C 1200 1195 1200 March 1199 1206 1199 1202 May 1200 1205 1198 1204 July 1199 1199 1199 1201b Spots closed steady at 1250, up Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS. III.. Aug (UP)—Hogs: receipts 4,500 Top 11.25 170-230 Ibs. 11.10-11.20 140-160 Ibs. 10.00-10.65 Bulk sows 8.35-9.25 Cattle: receipts 1,800 Steers 7.50 Slaughter steers 4.75-9.00 Mixed heifers and yearlings' 5.50-8.00 Slaughter heifers 4.50-8.75 Beef cows 4.00-4.75 Cutlers and low cutlers 3.00-3.75 Chicago Wheat open high low close Sep 112 1-4 113 1-8 111 3-8 111 3-g Dec 1115-81125-81105-81103-4 Chicago Corn open high low close Dec. 93 3-8 94 82 5-8 92 7- The workers will be assigned lo approved WPA promts as soon as possible. In addition special drouth projects will be created to provide a minimum of eight weeks work to the destitute, whose number has been increased by 4,501). Two weeks ago 1,500 drouth sufferers were added to WPA lists. Sharp also received permission today to hire additional clerical workers for county welfare boards so sufferers could be enrolled moro quickly: Violin Maker Clings to Job on City Dump MINNEAPOLIS (UP)-Ed Hlld- dlcstcn. a wrinkled, bewhlskercd old man, has one of the strangest combination jobs in Ihe norlh- wcst. Hy day. he is Ihc keeper of a rnt infested dump grounds: by night. In a lantern-lighted shanty by the dumpstde, he is a violin maker. For 47 years HucMlrston said lie never showed any interest In Former Tampa Policemen Are Sentenced to Four Years al Hard Labor. BARTOW, Fla.. Aug. 7 (UP) — Judge Robert T. Dcwell today denied ii motion lor new trial for the five former Tampa police- ,mcn. convicted of the kidnaping and flogging of Eugene ' I'onlnot. Socialist-labor orgnnjxc'r, last December. Judge' Devveli [sentenced the men to four years at hard labor each . In the stale penitentiary at nalfcrd, Fla. The convicted men, C. A. i Drown. C. W. Carlisle, F. w. Swilzcr. Sam Crosby and Hobcrt P. Bridges, had cited 31 errors in Ihcir original Irial which climaxed (he sensatlonalcase growing out of the flogging of three labor organizers and I he fatal injuring of one or them. Jcscph Shoemaker died a few clays after he was taken from the Tamija police 'station, larrcd and fealhered, and flogged. Sam Rogers was also bcalen by the mob. Farmer Falls to Death in Well Near Fayetteville : FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Aug. 7. i (UP)-John J. Nance, 42-ycrir-old farmer, who, lives 1C miles from here, was killed lale ( .yesterday when he fell 20-'IcA Id'-Wbol- tom of a well."' > He had finished cleaning tne well ami helpers began lifting him by a rope. When 20 feet, from (lie bottom Nance lost his grip n»d fell to his death. He is survived by Ills wife and seven children. Closinr/ Stock Prices NEW . YORK. Aug. 7 (UP) — The stock market climbed Into new highs since 1931 today on Individual gains ranging to more lhan three points. Steel and railroad shares led the advance. Trading activity Increased, going to around the 1.500.000 level. The Dow-Jones industrial average wen.i lo a new high since 1931, Ihe railroad average to a new high since 1933 and the general average to the best, level since 1931. Continuing bullish market news developments — particularly In railroad car loadings, steel production and corporate earnings- more than offset the exlreme tension created by the Spanish revolt and possible European repercussions therefrom. : Foreign currencies broke, the French fracn reaching the. gold point while Italian bonds dropped as much as 10 points. A. T. and T 171 5-8 Anaconda Copper 39 1-4 Beth. Steel 58 1-4 Chrysler 120 7- music. Now, lie makes violins .'rom c.islofl Instruments. His most valuable asset In the manufacture ... ». v.t,iu,, 1^0-0 cf violins Is a castofl gramophone Packard 105-8 Cities Sorvice Coca Cola Gen. Am. Tank Gen. Electric Gen." Motors Int. Harvester McKesson-RobWns Montgomery Ward N. Y. Central 41-8 118 11 1-4 46 1-4 60 1-8 82 3-4 . 9 1-2 . 47 42 5-8 California Negro Takes Tenth Olympic Title for United Stales. OLYMPIC STADIUM, Berlin Aug. 7 (UP)-Archle Williams' University of California negro won the Olympic, 400-meter title today, giving Ihe' United Slates lUs lentil men's track and field title of the eleventh Olympic games. The dusky California!!, who holds the world record of 4(i 1 was clocked in 46.5 seconds ss he broke the tape a fifth of a second ahead of Arthur Godfrey Brown, bespectacled Cambridge university sophomore running for Great Britain. Williams' victory gave the United Slates its,first clean sweep uf the 100, 200. 400 and 800 meter events since 1D12. lie also recorded the sixth negro victory of ten scored by the United States. Jesse Owens, Ohio Slnlc thunderbolt, has scored a triple in Die broad jump, 100 and 200 meter races, Johnny Woodruff of Pittsburgh won the 800 meter race and Cornelius Johnson of Lcs Angeles won the hig)] jump. 'Williams' triumph brought the United Stales to within one victory of equalling the mark il set at IMS Angeles in 1923 when !t v,y\ 11 titles. The United Slates is far ahead of the world in points, having 160. Finland forged into second place today by finishing one-two in the 5.000 meter ran. with 57 1-4 points. Germany is third with 54 3-4 points. Deadly Python Retreats Before 2 Small Chicks —a gift from the man for whom] he repaired his first violin. A v|.|ln solo record spins around, Huddtcslon listens In- lenlly and finally determine.'! the "true tone" for Ills Instruments. In the last decade, he has made Radio ................ 11 1-4 St. L.-S. F .......... 21-8 Simmons Beds —... 35 1-2 Standard ol N. J. .. 03 Texas' "Co ............ 39 ]-z U. S. Smelting .. ____ 75 1.3 •V. S. Steel ......... 673-4 Warner Uros ......... 12 1-8 Zonite ................ 7 i_j SINGAPORE (UP)—The python, a deadly snake feared by man and beast, alike. Is afraid of chickens. L. A. D. Jermyn. n Londoner living In Malaya, declares. "One night,", he says, "I put. two small chickens, only about six Inches high, alive Into (he cage of a six foot python. You might think that cruel to the chickens—but the next morning the python was threshing round the cage in fright, with the chickens pecking at Its tall." Oklahoma and Texas ros-' pect Badly 1 lit l )y Drouth •of Recent Weeks. • N1CW OIILEANS. All*?. 7, (UP) —The' American G'otton Cooperative nssoolatton todiiy came out, with an estimate of 12.C50.000 balti for the io;iu cotton -crop. 'The estimate- mis bused on ro- p6rLs to the A/ O. C. 'A.-ns of August 1 -and was 205,000 bales below its' previous osllmule, baser. on conditions as of July 15 at which time the drouth In ' the western belt hud not become serious. .•,-.-.•'. Nearly 200,000 bales have been removed from i^ f crop .prospect In Oklahoma slngii the middle or July because or.excessive heat mid lack of moisture, the report said The condition In^okhlioma' on August 1 averaged 47 per cent as compared with M on July 15 and now approaches the record all- Ihno low of 42, established in In Texas a marked decline In crop prospects has occurred since •inly 15, due to drouth In ttio northern sections of the slate and excessive, rains niul weevils In tlio south. The drop was estimated nl 10 points since the middle of July and represented a reduction of about n half million bales In the state's crop. improved prospects In the east- era belt and Mississippi valley partly offset the decline In the west, .the report Indicated Death of Physician's Wife Follows ' 6|)c;-alion at Memphis Hospital. MANILA, Ark., Aug. 7.-F,mml sente will be hold here today n M''* n V. R, POX, 48, wife of Ri. V n. Fox. who died yeslcr. i " y ," ternoon at the Uaptlsl, hos- ptal In Memphis. She bad been "I for some time as the result of n stomach disorder and underwent n operation several day-r „..„ iMit b ° Cly WnS tclmaea hcre lf| st Burial arrangements had no' been completed this mornln°- but services will probably i, c held at the Methodist church and inter, ment made In the Manila ccme- Mrs. Fox had lived In Manll.t lor 22 years 1ind was well known here, especially In church circles She was a member of the Methodist church and was active i-i church work. Besides her husband, she ir survived by a daughter,. Airs. James Moore, and two sons,' Richard and Billy, all of Manila, her parent' Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Pogne, ot Marion, Ky.. and a number of brothers and sisters. J. L. McDaniel, 68, Dies at Home of His Daughter Funeral services were held ye^- lerday for J. L. McDaniel, CS, who died Wednesday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs Elti Curtis, about three miles northwest of Blytbcville. Mr. McDanlcl had made his home in this section for about 30 years. The Rev. Mr. Van Bibber OIII.. elated al the services, h»!d at Mrs. Curtis' home, and Interment was made at North Sawba cemetery. The Moss Funeral Service was In charge of funeral arrangements. Mr. McDaniel is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Curtis, Mrs. Fronn Reams, Mrs. Joe Reeves and Mrs. Bessie Richardson. Sues for Divorce Mrs. Sarah Mllllgan , has filed suit in chancery court here against J. R. Milligan, alleging indignities and asking a divorce. Her attorney Is Claude F. Cooper. Dogs Win Trial REDWOOD CITY, Cal. (UP) — Dogs have come into their own under the terms of a new city ordinance against both barking and biting dogs. Before any dog can be condemned to death, 'iiowever, it must be given a regular hearing In liollce court, Browning Is Easy Winner NASHV1LLK, Aug, 7. (UP)— Ulcst tabulations Unlay In Tennessee's blood marred Democratic primary of yesterday showed United Sink's Scmilor Nathan Ci. Dachman and former CongrMsman Oorclon Browning fur out In front for (lie senatorial and gubenm- torlnl nominations respectively. Tabulation of ],9(!l out of the stoic's 2,300 pri'clncls gave Hach- mnri 115.059 voles to 31,570 for Ills lone opponent, Dr. John 11 Neal; . O r K.noxvl!';'. Tlic same, number of prechicls showed Browning ahead of liui-gln E. Dossett of Jucksboro abo'.il two to one, ' • 5TEELE COUPLE Car Plunges Off Highway /South of Blylhevillc am) Hits Tree. ' E. Casey. 50. well known resident-.of Uii; Kteele. Mo., community,, mid. his ,wtfe. sustained scr- loi|s In.lurJss early (Ills .aftevnoon when their car swerved o/I Highway tit, crossed a roadside; ditcli niul" crushed tnlo.a tree. The accident occurred about 'a mile south of Blytlicvilto in the vicinity of Harris I>ark. . Physicians al (he Ulyllicvllle hospital, when; the Cnseys were liikcn, said that Mr. Casey had scvqvat l'rncLnrc» of the right leg, an Injury lo his chest on the left, side, and a cut on his !eR arm. Mrs. Casey, who Is M, sustained cuts and bruises and an injury lo' her rlgtil hip, the extent of which cuuld not 1 be determined pending an X,niy examination,; The Cuscys>1i'acr l -m'otor6Vl l " ; .t(i Mem])his to visit a. relative In a hospiUI Ihcrc pnd were re- Imnliiij'to (hcfr home'. 'A heavy truck sii'crved close to Ihelr machine as It passed, crowding tlielr car off the road, Mr. Cusey lold hospital Compensation Is Demanded for Slaying of German Citizens. BERLIN, Aug. 7 <UP) — The German charge d'affaires at Madrid has demanded compensation for (he killing of four Germans in Barcelona, it was announced officially today. Germany protested vigorously against the incident. The German citizens were reported to have been stopped while Ihey were riding in an automobile toward the French border, although they had the required permits. They were shol after a brief courtumrtial, it was reported. A protest last night said (he German steamer Sevilla was fired on by the Spar/sh destroyer, Almlrantc Valdcs, without warning and was forbidden lo use the port again. The steamer was nol drtmagcd. the German govcrn- hospilal attendants. The car was practically demolished. Ex-Partner of Luciano Is Victim of Gangsters NEW YORK, Aug. 7 (OP) — A former partner In vice of the millionaire Charles (Lucky) Luciano was slain today on an east side street, convincing police that a gang war of grave proportions was in the making. The killing was the fourth bearing the unmistakable stamp of gang methods in less than three weeks. Police already had deduced from the first Uirce that a now vice ring", preying on prostitutes, was rising lo succeed the $l2,COO,COO-a-ycar racket destroyed when Luciano was sent lo prison recently with most of his lieutenants. Today's slaying made them certain. 'Hie \ictim was Terry Burns. Kent Problem Solved TOLEDO. (UT>) — TOIly Zill, a World War veteran, solved ttie rent problem 20 years ago by building a houseboat, which he ties np at various points along the Mau- mce River. While he fishes or works on Hie river boats, 5iis wife and dog take care of Iho three- room house, which is equipped with modern conveniences, CONFERENCE.! Encloisement Appears Ce'r> tain Despite Some Southern Opposition, ^ „ X i. • DP7R01T, Aug 7 (UP)-Scattered southern opposition to endorsement of (he Republican presidential ticket developed hero today In the anti-Roosevelt con- fcicncc of Jelfoisonlan Democrats but participants Insisted pitvately lhal Iheh (iignuUntlon had ^no othei place to go than to the standaul of Qov Alt M Ian- don. : 'We arc close to a meeting of minds and dlftei only on de- lalh" said Sterling E Edujimds, St Louis altoiney and co-sponsor of Ihe meeting when the confei- enco adjourned for lunch. ' •" Suutlitnicrs Opposed Opposition to endoi semen f, pf Ihe Lai fjn-Knox llcket was, un- derload to have coino fiom Ala- Ixvnn, Georgia, North Caiollna; and Virginia eonfeiecs ncp're- scnlallve'i of the Texas jcfTer- sonlan Dcmociallc oiganlratlon ahcndy Imie dcclued foi (he Re- piibllLnn piesldentlal candidate roiniei Oo\ernoi Joseph B. Ely of Massachusetts, who icvealert hcic ihtt Alfred E Smith would' speak dm Ing the piesldentlal carA- palgn, icfuscd to comment on a Ne« Yoik announcement that) Smith would speak mulct American Libirly league auspices Ely is a member of the league executive council i ,, Smllh, foremost Democratic opponent of the New Deal, will make a, political address in Bos- Ion durb| the presidential campaign Ely said.- . < It was Ijjlleied thfrt Smifi ',. wonltj-confine Xfo speech to an utts;k on,-l)ie^New 'Deal > >.v Coimtock S(a>s Awiy ANN ARBpn, • Miclf, Aug' 'T (UP)—roimer Democratic Oover- noi Wll'iaiu A Comstock,' who an- ' nounced Ids' Intention of aitend- Ing Ihe Detiolt meeting of nnti- Ne« Deal Democrats, to<lay yielded lo pressure or political associates and turned the meeting down. In a telegram sent to SUr'r ling E Tdmunds, St Louis attorney and co-sponsor of the Jef- fcrsonlan Democratic conference* Comslock explained: "So many of my friends "and supporters have protested my,attendance at the -meeting today" because of Us possible effect cii the local situation that I~havf decided not to attend Regal d" for old friends prevents me." '*" Roosevelt Will Invite x f Landon to Conference: HYDE PAHK, N. Y, Aug 7^ <UP) — President Roosevelt announced today he would Invite'. Ooi Air M. Landon, Republican nominee for president, to a con-j fcrence of state executives on the' drouth situation. The meeting to work out, a cooperative state and federal pro'* gram is being arranged for. "somewhere west of the Missls-j slppi" and no date has yet been fixed. It was expected however that" the conference would take pltica'' wllhlii a month in Iowa. Mr. Roosevelt startled his press conference by casually mentioning that the Kansas governor In his capacity as such would be asked to attend along with thoso of Iowa, Nebraska and Oklahoma. The details came out as ho set forth a step by step 'program, covering a lour of the drouth regions, to begin aoout August 26 and end Sept. 10. In connection with the La'ridoii Invitation It was recalled that while president elect Mr. Roosevelt twice was invited by President Hoover In Washington to discuss foreign debt policies. Girl's Illness Changes Regiment's Maneuvers KITCHENER, Out. <UP>—A little girl, lying til in bed, changed the practice plans of an entire regiment. The Scots Pusileers had planned lo stage a mock battle with blank cartridges! Then they learned a. Birl was ill in a nearby house, and carried out their drill without ammunition. WEATHER ARKANSAS-^Gcnerally fair tonight and Saturday. Memphis and Vicinity —Partly cloudy tonight and Saturday. Not much change In tempera lure! ,

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