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Blytheville, Arkansas
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VOL. XXXIII—NO. 124 BjSTHgplJ^URiER NEWS OouHat BlytherW* p«nld BlytbeTlllc VklU; LttAV HI-YTHBVIhLK, AUKANSAS, MONDAY, AUGUST 10, AMERICANS URGED SINGLE COPIKS FIVE CENTS NOTED tlBSTIESOB State, District and County Races Hold Interest ol Local Electorate SPAIN Willi one of the most unusual and Interesting campaigns in Hie .slate's history drawing to a cll- . • mactic finish, Democrat? of Mississippi county, as well as ail other counties in Arkansas, will go to tho polls tomorrow to choo» a full slate of party candidates for state, district and county and township offices. With the one-time field of 10 candidates for the nomination fo! governor reduced to five, voter." will be called upon to determine races for all hut two ilalc offices and all but one district office. Earl Page, candidate for re-nomination as slate treasurer, Frank G. Smith, candidate for ie- nomlnation as associate justice of the state supreme court, and J. F. Gaulney, candidate for vc- iiomhiallon as chancellor of the 12tli chancery district, are the only state and district candidates unopposed in the primary. five Contests Hold Interest Mississippi county's Interest appears to bo centered . principally In five contests. Naturally the governor's race is of paramount interest with the rival camps'of Carl E. Bailey and Ed McDonald making strenuous efforts (o land Mississippi county in tlicir majority column. The three other candidates, R. A. Cook, Howard Reed and Tom Terral are gunning'for .a big share of the county's approximately 7,U(H) votes but general opinion la - •. that -the. battle here ..Is between McDonald and .Bailey. s Tlie -race for congressman of the first district also rates high with the county's voters. Two residents of Mississippi county are seeking the office, the veteran W. J. Driver, present congressman, of . Osceola and Comity Judge Zal B. Harrison. Walter W. Haney of Woodruff county is the other candidate. Joe S. Dillahunly and Hale Jackson are the only two candidates in the race for sheriff and collector but they have managed to arouse plenty of speculation as to the outcome of their campaigns. A three-way contest for tlie county judge nomination has attracted its share of watchers with Neill Heed and Virgil Greene of Blytlieville and Si L. Gladish of Osceola as candidates. County voters arc certain to be familiar with the names of candidates for prosecuting / atlor- • ney as u result of the vigorous campaigns waged by the participants. The four-man struggle finds Denver L. Dudley, Bruce Ivy. Marcus Pielz and O. T. Ward In the field. Five For T,t. Governor Among the state races not previously mentioned are: lieutenant- governor, Harvey G. Combs, Bob Bailey, Sam Levine, O. E. Gates and Harve Thorn; attorney general, Jack Holt, Marvin B. Nor- fle6t; secretary of slate, George W. Neal and C. G. Hall; state auditor, J. Oscar Humphrey ami Charley E. Parker; chief Justice, supreme court, C. E. Johnson, Griffin Smith; state land commissioner, Otis Page, W O Clark, Earl Mi/cll, Wiley P. ji m - erson, Ed R. Bethune; democratic national comiiiilteeman, Brooks Hays, L. E. Hlnton; democratic national committccwoinan, Laura Davis Fitzhligh, Mrs. E. W. Frost. Tile only county race besides those for sheriff and collector and county Judge Is that for representative with Ivy W. Crawford seeking re-election and Ed B. Cook as his opponent, i Other candidates are: coroner, W. II. Stovall; surveyor, George Doyle; county treasurer, Roland Green, tax assessor, R. I,. Gaines; circuit court clerk, Hugh Craig; county and probate court clerk, Carey Woodburn Pheeney. New (Means Cotton NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 10. (UP) —The cotton market was depressed 19 lo 27 points today by the government's crop estimate of 12,481,000 bales, made Saturday. At times IfaCTC were small reactions from this decline but selling always increased on the upturns. Some foreign selling was In evidence In early trading. open high low close Oct 1165 1175 1100 11G5 Dec 1)63 1175 1160 1167 •to" 1163 1167 1163 116G Mar ...:. H73 1184 1172 1170 Ma y 1174 use 1172 im Je ! 1171 1180 lili 1(15 Expect Futrell to Address McDonald Rally at Osceola' Courier and KLCN Will Put Vote Results on Air . The Courier News and Radio Station KLCN • will combine tlielr facilities to broadcast returns of the Tuesday primary, as has been tlielr custom In t'ne past. The broadcast will begin at 8 o'clock Tuesday night and will continue through lha night, with The exception of about an hour shortly after midnight, until the outcome of most of the races are definitely determined. The broadcast will be from the liorum Dfng siore studio. Special arrangements have bscn mndc for t'ne gathering of returns as quickly as possible from over the entire county. Returns from the state ana district races will ulso be broadcast at intervals during tiv; night. Any who do.not have access to radio" receivers are Invited to call the Courier News No. 300, by telephone. ILL HDIIES flRE Managers of Five Guber- naoriaf Aspirants See Victory at Polls LITTLE ROCK, Aug. 10. (UP) — Arkansas voters will go to t'ne polls tomorrow to select Democratic nominees for governor, united States senator, seven-congressional, posts, two supreme 'court justices, and minor slate and county offices. Approximately 240,000 votes are expected to be cast, with Ihe greatest interest centered in the governor's race in which five men seek the nomination. At the headquarters of all the candidates it was said t'iiat everything was in readiness for the balloting with campaign managers predicting a victory for their respective men. I Three of, the five gubernatorial [ candidates will make their closing speeches here tonight. Ally. Gen. Carl E. Baftey, county Judge H. A. Cook and former Comptroller Howard Reed will make final appeals lo the vote'rs from local city parks, j Secretary of state Ed P. McDan- ' aid will m Sheridan Tom Terra] will speak In Hot Springs. Most of the candidates for other constitutional oflices completed their campaigns last week and today were closing their headquarters. Governor J. M. Futrell is scheduled to address an appeal lo voters .of Mississippi county at Csct'Ota tonight to stand by iMinliMrollon forces nnd vote for Ed McDonald for governor. Ed McDonald's son, Ed McDonald jr., is also scheduled lo deliver nn address nt the Osccohi McDonald rally. It was rumored' here today that W. A. Jackson, fiery and eloquent speaker who recently resigned as attorney for the revenue cuminlss!cfiit(r because he did not agree with administration gubernatorial selections, will also Uc on hand at Osceoia lo- nlglit and will speak in behalf of Carl E. Bailey. About hvo weeks ago the McDonald orgfljiljyilion in cerlnhi ttf Its advertisement/; conceded that It would not carry Mississippi county but since then the full force of the administration's power has been thrown Into the breach and Ihe camps of McDonald and Bailey are fighting desperately for Ihe county's vote Saturday night Prosecutor Dull- ley s^ckc on the court hoiibi lawn here In behnlf of his candidacy and the same night a caravan of cars passed through on a circuit of the second judicial district, urging the nomination of Marcus 'Fieli!. Bruce Ivy of Oticeola, confident of carrying Mississippi county by a tig majority, has been waging his campaign principally in other counties of the district in the past few days. O. T. Ward of Rector, the other candidate, has made several speeches In the county during his campaign. All of the candidates for prosecutor or their representatives will probably speak tonight at a big political rally at Jonesboro. Blytlieville. scene of two big rallies tv:o years ago on election eve. will be <;uiet tonight unless some candidates put in -unari- chunecd '.ippaa'^nccs. On. the night before the primary election in 1934, Gov. Futrcll spoke to a large crowd at tlie high school athletic field while the speech-making daughter of Howard Reed, his opponent for tlie gubernatorial nomination, addressed a large crowd at i the court house. ijili Courts Decisions No Insurmountable Barrier, President Declares : FIGHT „ ' of state Ed P. McDan- j lake his last speech In P . T XT .1 and former Governor lOVCSlS in .(North Stales Ahlaze; Sanitarium Threatened New York Cotton NEW YORK, Aug. 1 (UP) — Cotton . closed steady. open high Oct ..... ]|7o 1179 Dec ..... 1173 iigo Jan ..... H>H HBO Mar ..... 1117 nag May ..... 1177 1187 Jill ..... 1174 1183 Spots closed oulet 31. low 1163 I ICG 1167 1175 1175 1171 1167 1171 1112 1181 1180 1178 at 1232, off Closini/ Stock Prices 'NEW YORK, Aug. 10. (UP) — Slocks and bonds were irregular on the stock exchange today wl\ile the principal commodities decried, notably cotton, which lost more than $1.50 per bale. A. T. aifd T.- 175 1-2 Anaconda Copper .... 40 1-2 Beth steel 53 7-8 Chrysler 119 7.3 Cities Service 43-3 Coca Cola 115 j." G en. i-m. Tank ... Gen. .Vectric On. Motors Int. Harvester McKesson-Robblns Montgomery ward N - Y. Central Packard .... Phillips Pet Radio St. L.-S. P Simmons Beds •Standard of N. J. . Texas Co U. S. sinking ... U. S. Steel , Warner Bros Zonlte WASHINGTON, Aug. 10. IUP>— A national appeal for clothing for families on drouth stricken farms in the Dafcotas and possibly in other states may be necessary, acting Works Progress Administrator Aubrey W. Williams reported today. His announcement. was based on | reiwrls from Pierre, s. D, w'.iere Howard s. Drew, WPA field representative, has been conferring with welfare officials. Williams said WPA projects already have been set up in the drouth area to renovate and repair old clothing for • distribution to drouth victims. "But," Williams said, "surveys Indicate Ihat a national for clothing may be necessary lo provide for families on drout'n devastated farms of Ihe Dakolas and 57 47 1-2 08 5-8 84 9 1-2 46 1-2 42 3-8 10 5-8 43 1-4 It 2 1-4 30 1-4 63 39 5-8 77 67 1-2 12 5-8 7 1-8 WASHINGTON. Aug. 10. (UP)President Housevelt loitoy expressed lo -nls labor supporters faith that tlie goals of • the New IX'nl can be'achlevcd "through law" "despite supreme court invalidation of some administration enactinenls- Wi'lconnng a convocation of sltilc lenders O f Labor's Non-partisan league, which Is supporting his V"- elccllon, Mr. Koosovtilt called n'i- tention to supreme • court outlav,'- lug of legislation intended -lo "put a stop lo certain economic practices \\Wch did not promote th= general welfare. "Some of the'laws which were enacted," be said, "were declared invalid by Ihe supreme court. 11 Is a notable fact that it was not tlie wage earners who cheered v/nfti those laws were declared Invalid Has Faith in Progress : "I greet you In the faith thai future history will s'now, as p:isij:l history has .so repeatedly mill- so egcctlvcly shown, that a return to rcactloniiiy practices Is ever stioil- llvcd. Having tasted the benefits of liberation, "men and women "dn not for long ftrcgo those benefits. "I have implicit faith Hint we shall find our way lo .progress through. Inw." Mr. Roosevelt declared that the ideal of his lalwr adherents and the New Deal was one and Che same—"the restoration and preservation oPhuman liberty and human rights." Landnn "I'u|>|ict" Camiidalc John L, Lewis, addressing tlw league, attacked Gov. Alf M.' i,in- a "pitiful"'puppet, rrajton-. sible to the Standard Oil company, the steel Industry. Che Hearst newspapers and .the bankers of Wall Street." Lewis was the second speaker before Ihe pro-Roosevelt camjwi'.'n organization to open nre directly upon tiic Republican nominee. Sidney Hillman, Lewis' associate in the rebel Commutes lor Indus' trial Organisation, ctuiraclcmad Linrton us the candidate of the "Manufacturers _ association, tlie Chamber of cdinmivrce and the mis-named Liberty League." right for Konsrvpll Tile attacks came after league leaders said the organization would flght to reelect Mr. Roosevelt and aid him in furthering a program of liberal legislation if the second term drive Is successful. Lewis characterized the 1,-indon nomination as "the most braaoh piece of political effrontery I have ever witnessed." "Why, the nerve of these Republican leaders to ask nonchalantly that we elect a puppet president— n puppet from whom you and I may expect no more consideration Ihan 111, masters will permit him to_glvo us." he said. "God help the Amcriran people they must depend upon Ihis little man out in Topcka, Kans.. who has no more conception of what ails America or w'hal to ilff about It than a goij. herder in (he hil's of Bulgaria." Hillman said that ir Mr. Roosevelt was reelected legislation would be demanded to outlaw the sweat- snop. Chicago Wheat open high low close Sep 111 7-8 112 1-4 110 1-2 HO 1-2 ea i Deo 111 1-2 111 3-4 110 3-3 110 3-8 (lays. possibly other states." Drew reported to Williams Ihat: "Experienced observers predict that human needs will be far greater here nfler October 15 than at! any lime during the summer." Curtis J. Little Heads New V.F.W. Organization j STEELS, Mo.—Major Cm-Its J Liltlc of Blytheville wa.s electe,! commander of the newMwo-county post of veterans of Foreign Wars at a meeting here Friday night. Other officers elected were Majo: Fred Kellcy, Stccle, first vlcc- commander; Col. George W. Phlpps. Cartithersvitle, second vice-commander: Capt. Joe M. Cannon, Caruthcrsville, quartermaster; Jack Dowdy, Stccle, adjutant; Basscll Edwards, Holland, officer of the day; H. L. Ycagei, Sleele, chaplain. Post Commander Little appointed Arnold Severn fliitl H. B. Spence as a peiinanenl enlisting committee and announced that other officers and committees will be Tilled scoli by ap- poinlmenl. There Is a membership of 30 now and others arc expccl- lo join within the nest few Bale of 1936 Cotton Is Ginned at Tyronza MEMPHIS, Aug. 10. (UP)—Arkansas' first bale of cotton was brought to Memphis today by W O. Grant. Tyronza, who for'the past three years has grown the sial-'s fin-si bale. Ginned at the Farmers sin of Tyronza, the cotton weighed fi20 pounds and Is of middling srade It will bo auctioned ofi tomorrow at Ills Memphis cotton exchange. Chicago Corn open higi, I OM . close Sop I(M 1-2 101 3-4 103 103 1-.I Dec. 92 1-2 03 3-8 92 1-8 92 5-8 Livestock < ST. LOWS. Ill. Aug. 10. <UP)—Hogs: receipts. 8500 Top, 11.40. 170-230 Ibs., 11.25-11.35. 140-160 Ibs., 8.00-9.90 Bulk sows, 8.50-9.50. Cattle: receipts, 5,000. Steers, G.25-8.65. Slaughter steers, 4.75-9,00. Mixed yearlings and heifers, 5.508,00. Slaughter heifers, 450-800 Beef cows, 4.00-5.00. Cutters and low cullers, 3.00-3.75. Women Soldiers Felled by Rebel Bullets t In ballh'. Mars strikes down the Spaulsn govennmuH's Amazons, too. 'Seriously wounded, uic of them Is swn being can ice! auuy from trout ll.H- at Cliiadannniu during encounter with rclu.'l.s. Long Hunt Ends; Wile Dead A 2',j-.\Tar world-wide search for his beautiful wife, the former Dayc Dnwn. Qtice-fnincd chorus |;irl, and his sou, Eugene jr.. pictured just before their cltsnppenrnncc, ended when Eugene W. Weimr, wealthy New York broker, found the boy, now 0, In the custody of a I.os Angeles attorney. His wife. Wclncr learnc:!. luul died last March, her true identity Ihcn unknown. . Tho pair vanished in IU3-I after a court order divided the toy's custody between his parents. The attorney revealed thai Rugene jr., had been placed with him by a former cafe ownr, now in prison for mail fraud. Indications Arc They Will . Soon Be General Over County, Says Fullcrton Reporis that the rntton leaf worm lins upueared In .1 number of widely separated cnmimmitics Indicate lliat the pest will soon hi 1 general throughout the county, J. O. Fullcrlon, county agent, said today. The worms have appeared south of BiylhevilK nn the C. C. Lsng- .stoji place nt .Number Nine, north- cast of 'ncre. in the I«st Cane community, southwest of here, and elsewhere. Mr, Fulli'rton said. IIc\:irses that farmers lake st.-ps to combat, them as soon as thry nppear tn ony considerable number as un- loss they arc kept under control they will tin serious damage to the co'.lon crop. lie said that it would bo disastrous to tlie worms tn defoliate Ihe cotton plants this early. Mr. Fullerlon recommends (ho use of a calcium arscmtc or man- Bnuar dust spray, at the rate of 8 lo 10 im'iirjs por ncre. nr of nrsc- uate of lead as a liquid spray at the rate of six pounds of urscnale of lead to 59 gallons of water. Dust snray should be applied at night. when tiie dew will help It cling lo the leaves. Mr. Fullcrton suggests that farmers who have not yjt. noticed thr worms In their fields kcsp a careful dally watch, so that they may he roady lo art as soon as the worms appear. Some of the worms ar; now "webbing up," lie said, which menus that a second aTtt iwsslbly larger brood will appear in 15 or 20 days. Clear Lake Resident Dies at Hospital Here National Appcdl foi Dakota "Farmcis May^Be ,Necessary-Bjefoic WirTtei MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.-, Aug. 10. (UP) — 'nvcnty thousand men fought wll'Ji axes, shovels, portable pumps and water soaked burlap bags today lo halt fires which ssvept through the forests of flvo north central states, burned scores of farms nnd summer lodges and forced settlers from their" homes. Sheriffs onlcors drafted emergency crews from among Sunday Idlers on streets and In taverns of the fire area towns. Hamcs menaced tlie Douglas county asylum and sanitarium in northern Wisconsin. Three hundred lighters slcod guard in 11)6 dry fields around 1'ic buildings to protect It from the flames In adjoining foresl.s. Flames which swept acro>.i the Canadian border Into northern Minnesota advanced steadily dc- spllc the cfforls of 7,000 weary, be- grlmcd emergency workers, many of whom worked 48 hours without sleep. Rarly to:lay the flames had blackened 25,000 acres of wilderness and appeared out of control. Mrs. neulah Allrecl, 25, of the Clear Lake community, died at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Blytlieville hospital. Mrs. Allrcd Is survived by h:r husband, Compton Allred, a son, Jack, 0, and a daughter, Annie nntli, 4. she is also sur'lved by l:cr mother, Mrs. Mahalia Ford, four sisters. Mrs. Ruth Bowers, Mrs. Jennie Wilson, Miss rj=rtbn Ford and Miss Mittc Ford, and Ihrec brothers, Gary, John and Bud Ford. Funeral arrangements are incomplete, according to the Cobb Funeral Home. 109-Degree Temperature Likely at Little Rock LITTLE ROCK. Aug. 10 «JP>For (he second time this month Little Rock was sweltering under high thermometer readings with Indications Ihat a reading of 109 \vculd be reached bcfcre ni"ht- f,ill. The wcalher bureau yesterday reported n reading of 107.5. The record today at 1:15 p. M. was 107 and bureau employes said the greatest heat was usually reg- istcrcd tcUTCn 3 and 5 P. M. Negro Gunman Fails !n Attempted Robbery ! A lone negro cunnian failed in I an attempt lo hold up Chadad Abraham at the liter's poncrnl 1 mercantile store. Ash and Broadway, Saturday night, the merchant told officers. The gunman entered (ho store abohl 9 o'clock, while Police Chlci Ed Rice was flandlng nt a nearby service station and Arch Lindscy, deputy sheriff, was invesliiwtinB a (rouble call a shott distance away. The negro became excited when Abraham began to argue with him and finally broke and ran when the " merchant's son. who had slipped out of the store room, reappeared with a sun. lie w.i> not apprehended. , Tonight May Last Chance fot Foieigncrs to Flee Spanish Capital WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 (UpVi All Amrilciin nationals remaln- mr In Madild Invu been wained Ihat (hey should einciiale tho Snnlsh cipllil tonight or inn the ilsk of not liming tianspor- latlon a\illnble (o tnko them oft fiom Spanish poll.',, the stale deli n tmcnt nnnouucrrt today, lilc Wciutclln, Ihinl secrctaiy In chaiue of the Ameilcan em- lja«s,j in Madiid Informed tho stule department Ihat he hud given American nationals j,i Modi id this warning because of the in- Heisln(li thu< cnlrtj pl'jimtlon developing In the Spinlsj, capital. Wciutclln snld the situation has buome moie seiiou<i dining the past lv,o da\i with much gunfire from In,the neighborhood of the emlas^ dm in;; the imst two nl! lilt ( - Wcndolln mid iio had named iie fipproxlmnlcly 200 American nationals .In the capital city that Hits might be lljeii last oppoi- tunlty to; be cuicnnlotl on tlig niilsciv.Qulncy Hu sa |d he was In touch wllh the Qulncy through, Valencia unil that the warship would put in «t Valencia tomorrow morning to take oIT any Americans who desiicil to ba evacuated. To Invlli! U. S. lUllun LONDON, Aug. 10 (TJP)—The Trench tjo\cinmrnt h preparing to Invite (ho TJnlte'd Stales lo udhcic to the uiopogcd European pact of noii-tnlciventlon In the Bpinish civil, war, It was sfttd\r* reliably Icday , / '(lit pioposul nat, said lo have'-' originate!) In Germany. , VATICAN CITY,' AUg 10 (UP) • —The Holy see protested energetically fo the Madrid government today against the slaying of priests, the cjectlCii of nuns from hospitals, the burning of churches and "the profanation of bodies': during the Spanish civil war. •< * 1'ic Vatican's note asked the Madrid government to Intervene and terminate "excesses" 01 at least to deplore puTTllcly Ihe "sacrileges" The note admitted It would? bo difficult for the. Spanish govcin- ment lo control "lamentable excesses on the part of elements It lias armed," but it stressed previous "insistent" communications from the .Holy See had failed'to produce effective intervention by the government nnd punishment of, those guilty of violations agatnsb tlie church. ' • Estimate Corn Crop ' ' As 46.8 Per Cent Normal 'WASHINGT&N. Alig 10 (UP)— A 103C corn crop of 1,439,135,000 bus'nels and a wheat crop of 032,715,000 bushels was predicted. Ibi- day by tho crop reporting board of. the agricultural department on the basis of AII^ 1 conditions. . k Condition of the corn crop was estimated at 40.7 per cent of normal, compared with 75.0 for.'tha average years 1923 lo 32 and 75.1 p:r cent In 1935. Total corn production in the average years 1928 to 1933 was 2.553,424,000 bushels. A 103Q crop of 2,244,834,000 busliels hail been forecast July i. A new game refuge is to be established in the George Washington National Forest, Virginia, situated in Augusta county, the refuge will bo known as Blj Levels Game Refuge, and it is estimated, will cover 30.000 acres. The right whale's spoul divide.? near Ihe summit, while the spoul j of the sulp'nur-botlom is a tail, ' IhlcJc column. Peru Refuses to Replay j Olympic Soccer Game BERLIN. Aug. 10, (UP)—The first major conflict of the eleventh Olympic games broke out today when Peru flatly refused to agr>v to a decisloii of the International \ Football association, ordering it to replay the soccer football game In which It defeated Austria Saturday, 4 to 2, From Lima. Pi'rii. dispatches re- iwrted that the Peruvian Olympic committee was prepared to back up its team by withdrawing all of its athletes' from tha games in protest against the rullntt, which was based on a charge of unfair play made by Austria. WEATHER ' Arkansas—Generally fair tonight and Tuesday, continued warm. Memphis and vicinity—Fair tonight, and Tuesday. Not much clwtigc In tempcratme. Shop Lifter Assessed $25 Fine in City Court Fonsteen Pegg, negro shop lifter, was fined $25 and given a 30 day jail sentence by Municipal Judge Doyle Henderson this morning. A tliarge of violation of the overdraft law against Dave Curtis was dismissed when a demurrer to tho charge was sustained. A bond posted by Charlss Mitchell was fcrf.-ited when he failed to appear to answer to a public drunkenness charge. Alex Mnynard.was fined $50 on a c'rarge of malicious mlscfnlef. Charles Edmore, negro, was docketed on a charge of assault and batter}'. Bootleggers Increase Supplies in Winnipeg WINNIPEG, Man. (UP)-Wimil- peij bootleggers offer customers a. choice ol "imported" or "domestic" liquors, it Is revealed. The city Is being flooded wifh bootleg liquor imported from the. United States, and is ousting locally-produced products from the market, it Is safd.

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