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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP Nnrvi'MRMKT AnvA^c,^ » " ^^ /--?/ i,/ VOLUME XXXVI—NO. 59. , Herald Mlsslsslm.1 Valley~ Unde Blythcvlllu Daily New* pAreRoPNORTiigftar AUKANSAS^AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI ARKANSAS, MONDAY, JIAY SINGLE COPIES Rules State Highway Department Must Pay State Gasoline Tax imiivi<hla1 ' th shUe <is any today. The decision wan by a vole of to 2 .with chief Justice Smith ant Associate Justice Holt dissenting Reversing and remanding th decision of the Pulaski choncerj court, which exempted the bHi way department from payment o the $100,060 annual taxes, the cour gave the following reasons: 1. Exemption of the highway de partment from payment of the ia; would by inference exempt execii live and judicial departments o the state government with all then employes. 2. The loss of $100.000 annually by the revenue department wonlc Impair the credit of the stale by cutting short the available funds in the treasury which are used to reduce bonds service. The highway _,,„„„.,.,„ ., mL was brought in Pulaski court b> w. w. Mitchell, stale highway commissioner, on behnld of the department and the commission and for other debl department Affirms $40,000 Judgment LITTLE ROCK, May 29. (U1V —The supreme court today awarded 540,000 to Mrs. Joyce K Todd lor the . death of her husband Paul, and injuries suffered by herself when the automobile In which they were riding was demolished in December, 1937, by a truck owned by the Compressed Industrial Cases Corporation. Affirming the decision of the Faulkner county circuit court the high court ruled that the driver of the truck was at fault in the accident. • For, the second time in recent •months'.the court.reversed and dis- '••missed.-ii .decree';of the Crawford county cqiirt awarding the H. Crow Produce Company damages for shipments "of strawberries lost in by the Railway Express, transit Inc. Bridge Novices Ceimpele CLEVELAND, O. (W)-Contracl bridge funs who hesitate to enter majcr tournaments were given an opportunity here to compete against similar players In a novice championship series. The event was part of thte 14th annual Ohio bridge tournament. New York Cotton NEW YORK, May 'Cotton closed steady. open high low . 890 89 G 886 . 832 . 807 . 803 . 787 796 29. UP)— July Oct. Dec. Jan. Mar. May 833 810 806 70S 818 798 703 787 784 close 889-90 820 798-9 795 Pittman Says Committee Majority Favors Administration Proposal. WASHINGTON, May 29. (UP)_ Chairman Key PiUrnnn (Dem Nev.) of the senate foreign relations committee predicted today- thai a majority of his committee will support the administration's neutrality law proposals, which include elimination of arms embargoes against 'belligerent nations. Pittman said that enunciation of the administration's iwsition on neutrality proposals by Secretary of Slate Cordell Hull, should increase prospects for congressional action at this session. Hull proposed repeal of the arms embargo section of the existing law and to place sale of munitions and all war materials on a "cash and carry" basis. Cash and carry provisions of the present law expired May 1. "I think a majority of the committee will be in accord with the basic principles of the secretary's program," Pittman said. ' TRANSATLANTIC mm ENTER FEDERfll Miner, Eittoinbed 63 Hours By Cave-In, Rescued Early Today Are "Dressed In" At Leavenworth; "Boss Tom" May Be Hospitalized. ..JfAVENWORTH, KM. May 29 a ,VnT 1" Pc """->"> s <. «!><> taiut a political empire in Kansas City that crashed about him lit the last year, today entered (he federal prison here to serve <i 15 months sentence for evading Income tax on money he got for "Jixing" an insurance rate case. It wns an extraordinary "ftv" and it netted the big boss $315000 Pendcrgnst, head of the'uow fallen Kansas city Democratic machine, nnd his friend, n. Emmett O'Mnl- ey-JfPOrtecMo the U. s. marshal i to SHE'NANOOAH, Pa., Mny ' 2!) (UP)— Itobcrl aalltj>nu, 37, wa. lraulc!l to safely early today frbn Die bottom of a 75-foot bootlet conl mine where he had been trap- tied by « cave-In for U3 hours without food and threatened cvcrs minute with sudden death by iin- olher .ilidp. had spent his last hours of peril cnlling cncouraBcment to his rescuers ami singing them verses from "The liccr Barrel Holka." His grimy fnco broke Into n grin as he .staggered from the shaft and he said to a bystander: "Gim- me n elegy." Then he saw his 84-ycnr-olil father, atrlck Galligan, whom police had been restraining ivilh difficulty every since his 37-year-old son was trapped at 10 a.m. Friday. ' <'ltow .. . are ya, Pop?" he called. , 'I'm okay but, n little hungry." The old man Jerked himself free ~ ~ ji -j »^« H-CIC taicen to *'"• UJU uimi jcrxcu nim.sezf irce prison, which is 40 miles from Srom "'« policeman and rushed "Of course," he said, '"there may >e changes made here and there n 'the -pian. Naturally ^1 am iu agreement .with the'secretary's pro- losnls because they are substantially in line with my own. 1 Boy, 11, Breaks Right Arm While Scuffling Emmett Snyder, II, broke his ight arm above the elbow joint vhilc scuffling with a friend Sat- rday noon, lie was given emergency treat- lent at the Blytheville hospital incl was able to. be removed to is home on Lilly street later that ay. OMnlley, like Pemlerjjasl, pleaded guilty to income tax evasion but he drew a one year's sentence Late this afternoon they will be dressed in, assigned numbers and subjected to the strict routine of federal flrtsoifsrs. They will uc photographed, fingerprinted am weighed. Pciuicrgasl, who attorney described as a "tired, sick old -- - — -._„„, i/.v,n. t/IU J Hit If may be nsslgncd to the hospital ward. He is 07. s, 6'Mnllcy, at C4, us In good physical condition. J A week ago today Pendergnst appeared in federal court and changed his original plea of not guilty on two counts of income lax evasion to guilty. He fined S 10,000, instructed to pay income taxes 'and penalties for the 11 years he allegedly was deficient, placed on probation for jive years and given a suspended sentence of three years .. l O'Molley's.. 1 fine was S5.000, and 'j c ,.<°9 waMpJdi.to pay the taxes and penalties. .-He.'was placed on probation for three years and wns given a two-year suspended sen- tcnce. The government charged that Pendergast had failed to pay taxes on $315,000 he 'received for negotiating a compromise of insurance funds impounded by the state O'Mallcy at the time .was slate commissioner of insurance Spots closed nominal at, 974, off 3. New Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS, May 29. (UP)— Cotton futures closed steady today, Col olf 55 to 65 cents a bale, open high low 902 905 892 July Oct. Dec. Jan. Mnr. May 843 823 815 810 798 845 824 815 811 198 828 308 815 198 794, close 803 830 810 806-8 798-9 796-8 Spots closed dull at 91D, off 21 Stock Prices NEW YORK, May 29. IUP) — Steel shares led an advance on the mnrk-et today. Volume was stock light. 163 .................. Anaconda Copper ........ 25 1-4 Associated D G ....... ... 8 Beth Steel ........... '.["[ 59 3 . 8 Boeing Air .............. 23 5-8 Chrysler .. .............. n j. g Coca Cola ................ 127 3-4 General Electric ........ 365-8 Genera! Motors .......... 45 3-8 Int Harvester .......... 60 1-4 Montgomery Ward ...... 51 7-8 N Y Central ............ 157-8 Packard .............. 31-3 Phillips Petro .......... 35 1-2 Radio .................. 61-2 Simmons Bed .......... 24 1-2 Socony Vacuum .......... 12 1-8 Standard Oil N J ........ 44 1-2 Texas Corp .............. 4.0 1-8 0 S Steel ................ 50 1-8 Collegiate Fraternity Registers "Thumbers" GETTYSBURG, Pa. (UP)—Mo- orists who oblige hitch-hikers will ave to leak to their intellectual aurels if the "Registered Colle»i- te Thumbers' Fraternity," , bed recenty at Gettysburg ^, lege, "spreads across the country as its originators say it will. The collegians, describing themselves as "one class of worthy individuals who find it necessary to ask free transportation," said they would provide those who pick them up with "agreeable companionship and intelligent conversation " Paralyzed Youth Eager To Write Short Stories NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (UP)— Bedridden for is months, his legs paralyzed by injuries suffered when his bicycle collided with an auto- nubile. 18-year-old Joseph E. Cabral Jr. has only three wishes. He says: "I want to get well soon so that I can finish my schooling. "I'd like to own a two-way 'ham' radio set to keep me in direct crnlact with the outside world. "And I'd V'he also to have a typewriter, so that I could write shcrt stories.'' Negro House Destroyed A three-room negro house at 800 Franklin street was practically destroyed by fire Sunday moniin» The names, which broke out a°t three o'clock, quickly consumed the house, members of the fire depart- T«\nwf c-^i/1 * incut said. Chicago Wheat July Sept.. open 775-8 771-2 high 781-4 78 . low 771-4 171-8 close 78 773-4 Chicago Corn July Sept. open 507-8 52 high low 511-2 505-8 53 52 close 51 l-l Livestock 523-l;5.50. OP)—Hogs, 15.000. Top, 6.80. 170-230 Ibs., 8.05-675 140-160 Ibs., 6.CO-6.15. Bulk sows, 5.75-590 Cattle, 3,600. Steers, 7.75-9.40. Slaughter steers, 7.50-1200. Mixed yearlings and heifers 800- 9.CO ' ' Slaughter heifers, 7.25-10CO. Beef cows, 5,25-G.Ta. Cutters nnd low cutters, 4.15- Leo Warf Arrested For Kennett Officers Leo Warf. 25. was arrested nt midnight last, night by county officers nt the request of Shenir Dewey Mile.-; of Kcnuett. who had a warrant for his arrest on n charge of seduction. He waived extradition and was returned to Kennett today. Arrested Driver Found To Be Blind Pensioner SAN JOSE, Cnl. (UP)—The wheels of justice may turn slcwly but they turn out s:me queer coses in the end. When, a motorist was arrested on a charge of drunken-driving a search of his papers revealed he was receiving a blind nfd pension from the state, and that also a brother llilng with him was receiving a blind pension: As the posscsskn of a driver's license and a ccrtificnto of blindness impressed the officers as being incompatible, they had the driving license aiuiulcd. forward to embrace ills sot). Galligan was delighted by the reception given him by several him- drcd townspeople who hud kept vigil around tlie shaft for two days and nights. Two doctors, waiting to examine him, had to force him onto a stretcher. He soon liked that, too. and as he was carried to a walling ninbulnnce he called to the crowd: ', "Boy, this is soft." The doctors said ho apparently . s "' r<!rl "K °»'y fran, slight lioek although he hnd u ImgEiwd nun lummy uppcamiice. Hi' had been trapped in n nar- i-pncc nl the bot| om of , ho iiio shaft and. every foot of «h the rescuers removed Increased the danger that the nar- owing shelf between them mid ^Uigan would give wiiy and bury l>lBf?In[f through the |nst f cw ccl. the rescuers could carry on a conversation with hi nmnd he wns well aware of the Increasing da:i- eor. Ncwrlholess, lie urged them OH, occnsloiially shouting, "Hurry i(>. boys dinner's ready." They asked, "Mow are you now?" and he replied, "I'm okay, how are you?" When they broke through to htm ie was singing. Rescuers had to dig all the way town for him after trying various naneuvcrs, including dynamiting, vhich failed to dislodge (lie ob- trtiellons. They had sunk a pipe o the chamber where he crouched nit were unable to drop him food nrt water through It because he Reports 27-Year:01d Man Mas-Confessed Tliefl h* .,...,:.,.,,..; , 5,4*. J. T. Summers, 27, who was nr- resled at Hnyli Friday, has admitted the theft of the Hudson Cleaners truck and''the Mike BOUI- oolaski truck froin of! the streets of Blytheville nlioul ten days ngo It was announced lodny by Sheriff Hale Jackson. Officers said - they^expected to clear up the disappearance of other cars from off the streets which were later found abandoned The same night a' machine owned by Sambo Pincher was stolen and later found abandoned nenr Seimlh. Summers waived preliminary tearing in municipal court today on a charge of grand larceny nnd was held to circuit court nfter luiv- ng been returned here He waived extradition. mild not remove the r.lun that had wen put in it (o keep it from ogel'ig with dirt. Coal bootlCBelng | s n common ractice here and authorities Ben- rally Ignore H. Floyd Brooks, 17, Of Gosnell Dies Sunday Floyd Brooks, who had been 111 two years of tuberculosis, died at the family residence at Gosnelt Sunday manilng. He was 17. Funeral services were held nt the Bassett cemetery this morning, where burial was ninde. The young,..rniurhiul. resided at Bassett for n 'mfnib'or of, years before his parents moved (o Gosnell two years ago. Besides his parents, Mr. nnd Mrs. K. II. Brooks, he is ato siirviveoy by two brothers, John and Troy Brooks, mid n sister, Vuda Brooks. Hamm Funeral Home wns In charge. Abductors Release Little Girl Unharmed CLEVELAND,- May 25. UP)—A nine year old girl who was forced Into an automobile and driven away as her mother watched helplessly wns released near her home today by her abductors. Japanese Report Most Se- i-ious Border Fighting In More Than Year, SHANOIIAI. Jlny 29. (UP)-The inreal of a serious clash betwecr Japanese and Soviet Interests In tnc MW East arose today when n Japanese army, spokesman reported Hie most, serious RgMIng In tnorc limn n year along the Manchuokoi border of outer Mongolia. The battles along.the main frontier were described .by Japanc-so spokesmen as "more serious" than the conflict between Soviet nnd Japanese troops last year for possession of Chiuigkurcng hiu on the Slberlau-Mniiclmokou bonier. ( Hundreds of casualties have been Inflicted In spormllo fighting recently according to Japanese press reports describing the hostile forces fis 'outer Monsiollans" and Manc huklans. in view of tho fact llml airplanes had been used In Ihe balllc It wns ii.umncr.1 that the actual Ughllng «'«s largely between .Jovlel led forces and jteukcso troops. According to Japanese \vn Mfflce reports the latest clash began when 500 outer Mongolian Infantry, caval- '•y nnd motorl/.cd troops attacked Japanese forces on the frontier nnd wore repulsed with SO dctul. 1,586 Benefit Claims Filed At Office Here LITTLE ROOK, Ark., May 29- A total of more thnh three-fourths of « million dollars had becm> released through Inst week in benefit-, payments of-Ihe Unemployment Compensation Division .up to last night, according to Jill w. Collins director of the division. This rep-' resents aver 120,000 separate checks averaging S5.M each. Recipients of the benefit payments thus fur have received an avcmgc of npproxl- vmtcly four checks each. The 40.G1B initial unemployment lenefll claims Illcd to dale have been divided between the twi'iily- nve local employment offices with the Blylhevllle oince reporting 1.581) clulms. Smith "Disappears;" " After "Arrival" At Irish Coast Airport .- --, -,,.,.,» tl iiuiM JIltllHtJ HJ turn tonight when the Amorimn liind 1; - m Divers Encounter Difficulties; Task May Be Lengthy One POaTSMOUTnTN. 11., May W (UP)-Dlvois worked In a temperature of 20 dcgics nbovo reio 40 fathoms down in thu Atlantic to- dny jsnlvnghig the sunken suuma- Ine Sfinnlus. Work had been halted lempoiai- y liccanse of th n dimgcr Hint n lr Incs would frces-o but after n dlici had tested the wnlcr In nil clcctrl- cally-hented suit, others returned .o .the Job Ijicathlng an oxygcn- iclliim itilxtiirc (hat, hnd a lower frcczini} point than oidlnnry com- The task of inlslng Iho noodecl submarine nnd the 2fl dead of her :rew became Incrcnslngly nioro dlf- Iciilt because of weather conditions ind some naval nnlhorltle.s believed t might not be completed before ale In the suromei . m view of the ueluy, the nnvy wns beginning an omcliU, Investigation of the misHap vltliout,;waiting for the ajuulin to ue. broiighl lip mul examined. 'As the nrst step In' the Investigation written reports v-wt-j e , taken .from ho 33 survivors of Die crew and T rom civilians employed In (he navy 'nrd here. Six Portsmouth churches held nemorlal services for the 26 dead cslerday. ni iti — n.t:i, EI muiies lan Phyllis Boden. the victim, told found him he was I "Shorty" Hci'anie.s l,ucky TOLEDO, O. (UP)—A 40-year-old man here Is lucky that he Is but 4 feet, 11 Inches tall, when police police she had been lacked In the back of the coupe into which she was forced. She wns found ten blocks m\ay walking toward home. Steele Woman, Knocked Down by Cow, Hurt 6allle D. Wlkon, 57, rc- clicsl Injury when she Mrs. celvcd was knocked to the ground this morning by a cow. The Stcelc woman, who wns brought to the Walls hospital Immediately nftcr she was attacked, is resting very well this afternoon Ifcr condition Is not believed to' be , ------ -.j "'b lx> vi»111 iii,i CMJ Jn a fire nlnrm—but couldn't reach serious the box. He was nrrestcd on a dls-i The cow was being led to'the order, cl,ar e e-b t ,t the false alarm pasture when It suddenly r, ls ,ed penalty here Is much greater. H 5 owner. Hands Across the Sea Finds Roueh~Goiiu> The Royal 'Duke' The King and Queen Win the West Hunter Tells of Eagle As Accidental Retriever c, (UP)-Maybe this is a "fish" 5lory abollt ' a duck hunting trip, but Frank Dack reported that while hunting h» had teen unsuccessful until he 'fired at' a mallard duck and the bird pimped into the middle of the lake Dack said that an eagle saw 'the bird s«-o:pcd down, clutched it In its talons. As the eagle soarc<i over Dack's ! head, the mallard slipped from the i birds talcns and landed almost at the hunters feet. Car Stolen Sunday Still Missing Today A car, stolen Sunday afternoon from in front of, the Lee Motor Sales Company. 301 East Main stret, had not been recovered at two o'clock this afternoon. The 1938 black pldsm-.bile was loft parked on the street by Calvin Veal, salesman ^or the company. The United States consumes 20 £L m , 1t1 . or . tl)e manganese, 45 per cent of the tin and 50 per cent of annual^' I> ''° C "' ee<t in tllc wl " The little $UOO "Baby Clipper" piano v'tia iiul believed sighted over Lomlomleriy, on the north Jililii coast, but flying too high for Identification. Later the officer on duly at Croyden airdrome, outside London, announced, iccelpt of ,a mcssnge from the control officer nt IMynos nlr base, on the western const of Ireland,'saying Smith ha'd landed theic, refueled and continued to London at 3:« pm. < 10.45 am, e. d. U. A telephone call to Foynes .re- hulletl in n 1 statement by the wfte- le.ss officer, only ofnclnl on duty at Ihe air base at 5:60 pm, that he knew nothing about Smith landing at the base. % $ P At Lomtoiuleiry n ciieckup failed to show any trace of the plane Unit, obsciveij, believed might have been smith's ciafl. , ,,-;. A check of Irish airports, ln- lmlliiK Foynes, Rynnti, Aldergrover nnd Bnlilonncl, revealed no clue to Smith's \\h6reabouts. , ,?.• The Iilsli air ministry also said It had no news of Smith. •.', ' — ,<>,-t "Arrival" Reported >*• LONDON, May 23. (CJP)-Thomas II. Smith flopped hi, \im e - 65() pound airplane down on the bariks of Iicland's nivei Shannon today on hh clockllke—but unauthorized —trans-Atlantic flight from Maine on $-19.18 worth of oil and gasoline Quickly refueling ' al the big ocean air base on tjie western shores of Ireland the 'stocky 25- yenr-old American flyer again llft- rd his aerial "puddle jumper" into tho skies'and sped on toward London and the end of a flight of approximately 3,000 miles from Old Orchard Beach, Maine. He- was well on' his' way across Eire when the control officer'at Foynes airport advised'the officer on duty at Croyden airport, 'outside London, that Smith had landed at 3.30 p.m. (10:30 am, ed.U lefueled and taken on* again at 3:45 p.m. Twenly-jilne hours ,and forty ninnies was leqiilred for the flight from Maine to Ii eland in the "baby clipper." "One Jump Ahead of Cops' 1 . OLD ORCHARD .BEACH, Me., May 29. (UP)—Aviator Thomas Smith took off from the hard beach sands here at 4:40 aju. (e. d. t.) Sunday one jump ahead of the police who wanted to inquire why he h«tl landed heie with such secrecy Saturday night. Airmen had said lib chances ot making a successful crossing were.' "extremely poor." In addition, to' other hazards of crossing In his four-cylinder "puddle juniper", ,a fitorm had whipped up across his route and at St. Johns, Newfoundland, there was snow that caiciwP into Ice on unto windshields. Rumors of his Impending takeoff had spread thiough the town Saturday night, and n crowd of 100 was on the beach - to watcli him go, but little \yos known of ' (his preparations except for casual I remarks that lie and three' friends dropped at the Glow Inn Hotel where they spent the night. The secrecy was attributed ,to his failure to apply for the required flight permit from the. Department of commerce—a permit that unquestionably would have been denied. Tho plane carried no radio,-no pontoons for landing at sea. Jt was (lying the great circle route., 150 miles north of the " steamship lane where he' possibly be seen. Otherwise, .if" well equipped with accessories/ eluding three compasses, bllncll ing Instruments and three'«'f chutes which Smith planner drop with messages reporting progress, .provided lie passedlyj human mabitatton. ' ."VJ He had named the planej "Baby Clipper" after the H™™ American Airways trans-AtlanJSP clippers one of which, the Atlantic Clipper, was in the air bound for Europe ahead of him, but bv«r the safer southern route. " T No Irishman is Smith, although' he was born on St. Patrick's day, 1914. and, unlike Douglas Corrl- -CiinTmuefi nt; i-ati? EVjinu •- ' The king's handshaking chore as he tourer) Canada was tou^ii enough with all digits In good shape, but his majesty Is "carrying on" \vlth two bandaged fingers, above, as result of hand being jammed in train door. England s kmg and queen go « es t-and capture westerners' hearts as they won the east Rlrtil, their majesties in Ihe «.n with a "mountie" holding umbreJb. Left, a view of Vancouver ntd tlharbt- where royally meets the Pacific Ocean. WEATHEK :f Arkansas—Partly cloudy tontght and Tuesday, slightly warmer-In north portion tonight. Memphis and vicinity—Gensrr- ally fair tonight and Tuesday, little change in temperature. The maximum' temperature here yesterday was 89, minimum 69, clear, according to Samuel JFV Nor? ris, official weather observer.

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