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THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AMI-, *™,.,.,,r,*<,,,, ,,,™,,"Z", ' '*"' ' -•—• T T k-' VOL. XXXIII—NO. 130 Ulylhevllle Courier Blythcvllle Herald Hlythcville Daily News Mississippi Valley Lender REBEL WARSHIPS BLYTHEVI'LIJS, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 1930 SINGLK COPIES FIVE CENTS Only Small Towns Show Substantial Trend Toward Landon Says Muni Inlo Ilie |>ollUrai!y pivotal mid-west sons CoriTsi'ioiiilciit I ro>ier Ifunl un : , reporturfal tour of America. His iirsi lr.sk: 'lo listen lu the |irc-<:l<wt!on si-n- limtnls of IK-..-J-VIS.J,, ;,n siaiinns "I- V.,-. His next l:,sk: To n-coril IIU",c senlm.;!:;.. a,},.ural..-ly, jm- , r "!"ifally !<i.- ,j.;|.| rs 1,1 \],,- Cum- ier News. The result: A IHHV series of si.\ enlightening daily ar- tieles (beginning, todn.v) uhlch should tie interesting mill stiinu- \-Mnr. even lo uurl<s:ui followers of cither major i;a;-!y who nay or may not agree «ilb Hunt's unbiased i-wiclvsi .us. + • * BY FKAZIKK HUNT (Copyright, 193IJ, NEA Service. Inc.) An Intensive four weeks' motor survey of politic .anil drouth ' in the great, Mlssis-iipjil valley heat bowl brings these conclusions: Throughout i!.i- small towns of »>e middle we-.', there is a de- (ir'ed drift to Lando.i. In the industrial centers and larger cities Knos.:yi;lb :.lili lends. Prom GO per cent lo 70 pel- cent of tl>e farmers are for the administration. , This is es- . pecially true of those' who b.jne- • filled from. AAA corn and hog and wheat payments." and -from the present soil conservation program. Lemke will draw alrrlost us many votes from Landon as'from Roosevelt. , Only in the Dakotas 1ms Lemke even a rcmoirV 'chance of carrying any state. . 'Father Coughliu's 'influence has constantly 'weakened. '' .__pr.-- -Townsend wields' a far greater poiver than either Lcmke or Cotighlin. He is especially strong in the middle west, hut, ; the majority of his true bslievers will follow him politically only lo the extent of forcing.' their congressional nominees |o pledge allegiance to the Townsend I'lan. Double-Barreled Drouth In the four states of Ohio. Michigan, ..Indiana nnd ' Illinois more than 1,000.000 colored adults will cast their votes almost unanimously for Roosevelt. , From - western Pennsylvania and. New York to the,far reaches of Nebraska aiid Kansas. Landon shows gains, but he has yet to "sell" himself personally • to the average voter. Most Republican votes will be more anti-Roosevelt than pro-London. Two reactions immediately result from the'devastating drouth. First, in cities and towns the probable increased cost' of living will reflect against Roosevelt. Sec- end, in. the stricken communities the quick response of the administration in planning immediate human relief, WPA work, feed loans, cattle purchases and long term soil conservation, dams and resettlement plans have largely re-won the farm"r to Rcose- velt's side. To a considerable extent this Inst lias offset the very definite ! Email-town drift towards Landon. . The two together are the most significant new factors In this . shifting political scene. Drouth Is Chief Topic Outside the cities, In this vast middle west you hear little talked of except the drouth. The lean, weather-beaten Fun .of the soil droops in spirit, as h? contemplates the Tragedy of Dust. The nresenl urolith spreads over an even greater territory than the historic killer ot 1034 Sweeping south anil southeastward from the wheat fields and ranges of eastern Montana and Wyoming this murderous drouth swings diagonally across the middle west into the lands of Hie deep south. In many places the damage is worse than '34. In great, portions of southwestern North Dakota and northwestern South Dakota—and in the pathetic "dust bowl" that clips off the. converging coiders of Kansas. Colorado, Oklahoma and Ihe Texas Panhandle—this "act of God" Is the fifth consecutive visitation of death and deslruc- lion. The accumulated effect lias left literally tens of thousands of families helpless and penniless. Dakota Fanner's View Westward from Jhe rich Kcd River Valley, of North Dakota I rode cut beyond Fargo into the land lhat hns lost hope. As for as the eye could reach were "still born" fields that should have been beautiful waving seas of yellow grain. Heat and lack ' of rnln had turned them Inlo seared brown acres—short straw —ghoslB of wheat, oats and bar- Tropical Disturbance Nears Coast of Texas NEW ORLEANS. Alllf. 17 IUI>> A tropical disturbance of moderate intensity with a central about '2K iriilcs cast. 'southeast, of Brownsville. Texns, this morning is moving west or. west northwest about ten miles .per hour, attended by fresh shifting winds and squalls over a considerable area and strong winds over a small area near the center, th federal hurricane warning 1 system announced. Northwest storm warnings were trelcml from Brownsville to Corpus Christl and southeast stcrin warnings were ordered north of 'Corpus Christ!. Indications were that the center of Ihe disturbance will move Inland late tonight or 'early Tuesday. Sweeps on Down Chinese Const After Doing Heavy Damage to Colony HONGKONG, China, Aug. 17 IIJP)— A typhocn roared southward ' down the Chinese co.ist with diminishing force today after flattening large parts of Hong- kong's native settlement, killing at least ten persons '—. possibly many more—and driving neatly two score 'ships and fishlng^crnft ashore. . , - - rj ' --Apparently"" authentic ' reports said the Cheung Slmwa'n fishing licet of 15 to"30''vessels wc.s lest, each boat with a crew of probably three ..or four 'men. At the' storm's lic-ighi a wind of 131 miles an hour battered Hongkong. British fortified i island with 10,000 resident Europeans and nearly 300,000 natives. The colony was littered'"\utri ' .wieck- age.., Flimsy.' Chinese .tenements colla[5setr and hlerally" disappeared ' in the wind and torrential rain. Seven ships went ashore in the harbor and only the daring, of [lie crew of a police launch, naval authorities said, saved 150 passengers- and the crew of the British steamship 'Sunning. New York Cotton NEW YORK,- Aug. 17 : (UP) — Cotton closed steady. open high low close Oct 11 BO 1184 1174 1183 Dec 1180 1188 1180 1187 Jan 1192 1103 1184 1191 March 1195 1190 1188 -11BG May 1190 1197 1188 •: 1197 July USD 1191 1185 1193ri Spots closed quiet at 1243, up 7. Spot Average Is 12.14 The average price of 7-8 inch middling cotton on the ten spot markets today was 12.14, according to the Blythevllle Board of Trade. New Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS. Aug. f, (UP, Expresses His Hatred of War Voicing his haired" of, war "aii'd I'.is determination to keep tha United Stales.free from entanglement In conflict, President Roosevelt made a major pronouncement of American policy before an audience of several thousand assembled In Ihe famed amphitheater at Chau- 'taiiqua, N. Y. The presidenl is shown above at the heighl of his impassioned address, ns ho thundered. "I hate war." Plans River Trip From St. Pad to View Flood Control System HYDE PARK, N. Y., Aug 17 <UP) _ President virtually decided trip St. TEiflulf GILLS FUTRiLL FIE OF SPANISH CITIES Attacks Governot Fpi His Altitude In Cojtjto ( n Choppers Stiike \ ^ MEMPHIS, Aug. 17 (UP)-i-J. R. Butler, president of the Southern Tenant Farmers Union, today «*- "-psstj willingness to participate ... a southern confereuce to con slder sharecropper 'problems, called by Oov. J. M. Futiell of Arkansas, but atlncked the governors "former altitude toward the' dispossessed and disinherited citizT., of his state." Bullcr said In a prepared filalt- ment, that Putrell had been one of the most bitter opponents of the organized sharecroppers in Arkansas and of other faim labo- movemenls. "Our people are not likely to forget," he said, "that qoternai Fulrell used every means' at his command In an attempt to breal the recent strike of uotton 'choppers. In Arkansas. "If Ihe governor. Is, sincere In his newly found Intentions he cnn best demonstrate 11 b'y : using his power to force local author!- tlcs to produce the body of Prank Wcems, who was murdered-In an attack on a union , picket line near Eafib; Ark. • j "He can lake the" Initiative' in bringing to Justice those persons guilty of the Hogging of Re'v Claude Williams and Miss Willie Sue Blagden and others as well ns order the release of all union members held in east Arkansl-; ,"The governor knows that ' ell of Ihese people are victims of :>ij- vlous frameiips. Such action' 'on his part, will demonstruta hl's Wod faith In calling, the. conf«r- :nce.'" ' : - -' Bullcr said, however, that he would appoint the best qualified members of the tenant union to participate in the conference and present certain plan's, drawn by the union, by which sharecropper distress may be alleviated. Tyronza Pastor Will \ Conduct Revival Here ' ' The Rev: Garland c. Taylor pastor of the . fyroriza Methodist church, has-been secured for the revival services (o be held at the Lnke Slreet Methodist church beginning August 30. The Rev' Mr. Taylor is a successful pastor- evangelist, whose personality combined' with a clear and forceful delivery of his message reaches Hie needs of many individuals according to the host pastor the Rev. Vernon E. Chalfant. Emphasis will be given lo congregational singing and special music. The different age groups, children, young people and adults are being provided for in the plans. ly light, Oct Dec Jan March May July ouen high low close 1174. 1170 1171 mi) 1180 1183 HIS 1182 1181 1183 1180 1183 118B 1189 118G USD 118G -1190 1180 1191a 1184 Spols closed steady at 1220, up Livestock (UP)—Hogs: receipts, 9,000. Top 11.80 , 170-230 Ibs. 11.50-11.75 HO-1GO Ibs. 10.25-11.00 Bulk sows 8.85-9.75 Cattle: receipts, 0,000 Steers, 7.00-9.00 Slaughter steers, 5.00-9.25 Mixed yearlings and helfe.'s 6.00-8.G5 Slaughter heifers," 4.75-9.00 , Beef cows, 4.00-5.00 Cullers and low cutters, 3.003.75. he feels lhal he gained a new comprehension of flood control problems from his tour of Penr.- , sylvania, Ohio and New York Jast rest of the great Hood conlrol system. If Mr. Roosevelt decides (o cruise on southward he probably will disembark at Memphis ai;o travel by train through the Tennessee valley to charlotle,. N. C., for a speech September 10. Hi; would arrive in' Washington tin- next day. Sep Dec Chicago Wheat open high low clos» 1101-4 1137-8 1101-4 1131-4 1093-4 1133-8 1093-4 1123-4 Fishing Intrigues Finance Wizard Tins inlent angler is accustomed to talking in big figures, so he should be able to tell a tall story about the one that got away— so-o-o long! Intensely' concentrating on his task, Bilchf Babn Japan's Minister of finance wearing a straw'lial,'Is seen as lie enjoys his favorite sporl nt ms summer home near Misa'kl scorning-jntricp.le tackle. ' A. A. U. Will DmpVNegro" ' Athlete If He, Fails': to Go to Sweden •'•'<'' .'BERLIN, Aug. n. ( Owens wilt suspend himself fro the A. A. U. if he does not make the trip to Sweden with other of 'America's Olympic track .and field stars, Avery Brunclagc, A. A. : -U. president, announced today. Brundage told the United Press that Owens has not yet been actually suspended. .:; "I want to make It clear thnt the A. A. U. is not suspending Owens but he will suspend himself if he fails to make, the trip," Bnmrtage said. ' -. Brundage ompltaslzei 1 , thialj Owens had not been suspended and would not be until ;he falls to appear for the Swedish meet. JKTOF, I LHDEH Girl 12," Wins Hero's Award Townsend Scored as "Racketeer aid Crook" by Cleveland Attorney CLEVELAND, Aug. 17 (W)~ A citation . for arrest of [>i. Francis B. Townseml was sought today frem Common Pleas Court Jud<! George: Kerr when tha; >-»uslon iitnnner fal'ed to appear for a resumed-•hearing Inlo the methods of-collecllng and spend-1 hig Old Age.; Devolving Pensions funds. ; • Assailing Townsend us a "racketeer nnil .'•crook.'" Ally. Henjn- mln P. SnchnroH' dial-god that Ihe doctor had no respect for the courts of America and that Ihe Investigation could not proceed without his nrrest. "I want n citation for the arrest am! body attachment now of Dr. Townsend," Snclinrow said, "and I nsk that Dr. Townscntl be not encouraged to make mockery of the courts of this land." He also sought n cltjitlon for the nrresl of Ullmour Youni-, national secretary of OARP. Judge Ken- postponed decision nn Ihe arrest Border to telephone Townsend In Chicago.' lie reached Young and (old him It was custcniary to have an alflilavll before excusing a witness from court appearance. "If T)r. Ton-mend's physician says It [5" not proper for him to be here because of his health.': Kerr told Young, "of course :j will, not issue, a. citation." Radio Prieit Returns .' To Home at Detroit DETROIT, AUJ. 17 (UP)—Father Charles B. Cotighlin, who suilbnld ii parti \\ o:>!Vips« in Cleveland at the National Union for Social Justice convention,. returned lo Detroit at 10:20 A. M. loday abroad the mercury streamlined New York . Central train. The radio priest explained his illness In Cleveland by saying: "I went two days without food and two nights without sleep and this, coupled with working every minute was. just too much." Homer burns Fined For Violating Overdraft Law Homer Burns was fined $25 on] each of two charges of violating' Ihe state overdraft taw by Municipal Judge Doyle Henderson this morning. Bums entered a plea of guilty ' lo each charge, based 'on bank checks given by him at least a year and a half ago. . •• . Burns had not been here since the checks were "given until he returned to the cily recently. Two men. Harold Hiinnon and frank Moore, were fined $10 each for public drunkenness. ' Hard tables lefl behind In 'abandoned mining camps. Seme M miles west of Fargo 1 stopped and talked to n farmer driving 15 head "of cattle from (Continued On Page 5) Scp Dec Chicago Corn open high low close • 1073-4 112 1075-8 1117-8 ..947-8 99 947-8 983-1 Drunken Driver Fined $100 in Municipal Court L. R. Pale was fined $100 by Judge Doyle Henderson in municipal court Saturday on a clmrg- of driving w )ille intoxicated. Hale Figured in a Mflln street accident Friday, his car colliding with one driven by Mrs Ernest Halsell. n«d Parlln failed lo appear to answer to a charge of public drunkenness and his deposit was forfeited. Closina Stock Prices •NEW YORK, Aug. 17 (UP)-Stocks turned Irregularly loyor in a quiet session today but came back from the lows near the clews A sizeable list of special Issues made gains. Liquors were strong as a group.. "~A T and T 173 1-4 Anaconda Copper 39 3-4 Bethlehem Steel 50 1-4 Chrysler *..,;•, 1125-8 Cities Service 41-4 Coca Oola lie General American Tank 57 1-8 General Electric 4G 1-4 General Motors 65 3-8 International Harvester McKesson-R'obbins 95-8 Montgomery Ward ... 44 3-4 Nciv York Central 40 1-4 Packard 10 3-8 Phillips Petroleum .... Radio Corp 10 3-4 St. Louis-San Francisco 2 1-4 Simmons Bed 36 3-4 Standard of N J 62 3-4 Texas Co 38 7-8 U S Smelling 17 U S Steel 63. Warner . Bros 123-4 Zonlle •. 7 i-8 Dallas Physician Reports Sex Change Operation As Successful DALLAS, Tex., Aug. n tup>— Vr. A. E. Hill, assistant Dallas county health officer, .described today what he lermed a successful operation to change the sex of a girl to that of a boy. The patient, a 15-year-old ward of the county, underwent Iho operation several months ago Dr. Hill said and now is gradually assumiik: the physical properties of a man. Dr. Hill said "the patient was known as Theresa, but now lias adopted' the nnme of Tony and Is developing a beard, a thick growth of hair on chest and legs and 'a masculine voice." Dr. Hill revealed the operation after hearing of recent similar cases In Europe. Pilot, Believed Lost, Lands Plane at tulsa TULSA, Okla., Aug. 17 (UP)— Edward J. Nelson, Manilowoc, Wls. flyer, landed here at noon today and expressed surprise that his failure to report his whereabouts yesterday had caused alarm. Nelson ,on a vacation trip with a companion, said that after he left St. Louis yesterday afternoon he encountered nn electrical storm near Springfield, Mo. He turned back, spent the night at Holla, Mo. and came on here today. Natives of Honduras cat green bananas, bollea and seasoned with salt. Equalization Body to Meet Here, at Osceola for Four Weeks The Mississippi county board of equalization held its first 193G session at the county court house here today to hear complaints against assessments of rural realty and personal property. Urban really assessments are not subject to review this year except In such cases as reduction of values through fires of Increases through building inv- provenicnls. Chairman E. M. Woociard of Dell presided at today's session, attended by four of the five members. Others present were Joe Montague, Osceola; P. M. Nelson, Lcachvllle and W. w! Holllpeter, Blythevllle, the lalter named this morning to fill the vacancy created by the death of R. I,. McKnlght. Charles Lowrtincc Jr., the other member of the board, was not present today. The board plans lo hold regular sessions for (our weeks, beginning today. It's regular meetings will be held at the county court house here on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and at the Osccola court house on Thursday and Friday of each of the four weeks. R. L. Galnes, county assefsor, and his deputy, Q. L. Waddcll of Osceola. met with Ihe board this morning. "Gee!" was till Clara Kalhryn VnnHorn, 12, of Fultonliain, O., could say when told that she will receive, "from President Hoosevell, the Army tind Navy Legion of Honor medal for ttio most heroic net of the year. Clam, pictured above after she received Ihe good news, last winter saved two boys' lives by leaping .on Iheir sled and di- veiling it from the path ol a 'rnln. Flames Break On I Anew In; Northern Wisconsin, ' 'Minnesota, Michigan no Ores i-agln,; through northcm Wisconsin,. Minnesota ami Michigan (linbcrlnntl todiry. Billowing, clouds of smoke, thr flumes leaping anew after two flnys In which rains nctirlj skirted the fire- area, rolled over International Palls,, Minn., In the Lake Kebctogn'ma region, where 1C.CCO acres have been reduced to ashes In the last four [lays. •' ne-lnfortemenls were rushed to Clmffaey, Wis.. south of Superior, .where another fire was out of control. At' McGralh, Minn., residents again prepared to evacuale as a slow wind .-pushed n blaze toward the village. 'The wind thwarted efforts to hem In burned areas with ditches. Rain fell In the three states Saturday and Sunday but In the forests was only sultry heat. Effects of Friday's rains wore oil rapidly. Dud Cason Post Will Name Officers Tuesday The annual election of officers of Ihe Dud Cason post of the American Legion will be lield at the hut Tuesday night, 7:30 o'clock, It has been announced by J. R. Slovall, retiring commander. He is urging all who ha\e membership cards to attend. . The human body has a blood content of five quarts. District Seeks Order to Halt Timber Cutting Drain age District No. 17, through Us receiver, Clifton H. Scott, has filed suits In chancery court here against W. H. Holden, Will Jones and Charles P. Collins, asking lhal they be restrained from cutting timber on lands to which the district claims title. The complaints allege that tha defendants have entered upon the lands by virtue of tax deeds frcm the state and are proceeding lo remove merchantable timber, about the only asset the land has' at present. Circuit Judge O. E. Keck was lo have held a hearing on Ihe request for reslrolnlng orders Saturday but the hearing has been postponed. C, M. Buck Is atlorney for the plaintiff district. Heat Prostration Victim Awaits Father's Arrival H. H. Lewis, about 24, apparently suffering from heat prostration or a form of amnesia was being cared for at the city hall loctay, awaiting arrival of his father, a RIpley, Tcnn., physician, Lewis wandered into a local cafe and asked for a policeman. Beyond slating his name and residence he was Incoherent In his rambling statements. His fa- Iher was contacted by officials and left Rlplcy immediately lor this city. Officers were unable lo learn from young Lewis where he spent yesterday or how he happened to be In this city. He was examined by physicians and received treatment at the Blythe- vlllc hospital. He was not In- loxlcalcd and there was no evidence of Ihe USD ot narcotic drugs, It was stated. ITTflCK DESPITE IHREflT 10 KILL 1,1 Dynamite Filled Fortress- Pi ison at San Sebastian Endangered H E N D A Y E, R ench - Spanish Frontier, Aug. 17 (UP)—Four rebel warships off Cape FIJuir began a bombardment of the forts at Irun^ and San Sebastian on the northern coast of Spain today, ' The .ships began the shelllnj despite a loyalist threat to execute 1000 lebel prisoners In San Sebastian if the city U bombara- cd. " The rebels were closing in. on the belcagueied towns by land and sea nnd their full was believed Imminent. Rebels Near Citleg Tlncc rebel columns were con- veiging on the cities. One > was opciatlng within 500 jards of the French border in H surprise at- tnck on the border village of Be- hobla. Ihe San Sebastian' fort Is filled with dynamite and a direct lilt might be catastrophic). Hun- cheds of political prisoners ' nnrt hostages are locked Inside the fort. ', ^ Count Romanones .former aj- vlMi to the king, was said to bo (unont; the hostages, having been Imprisoned by the communists When the warships first threatened to begin shelling. Romanone* has been In poor health but refused recent suggestions of the Unlltd States and Britlsli diplomats to seek safety across the ' border; " » ' One ship flred nine shells' at* Fort Guadeloupe. ' . ' " -_[' , Ship Open* Fire One ship fired nine shells at;- dynamite magazine. The 'others fell wide. The fort's guns did nut reply. Hundreds of townsfolk of the 17,000 population of Irun fled < ' across the fields to the heights as the shells dropped "on the lower slopes only a short distance from the first houses. r '\, Red leaders here Insisted tliat theie are' 1,200 monarchist RricT anti-Marxist hostages In Fort Guadeloupe and It was insistently ' reported that many were executed as soon as the war ship fired.' Invite Motor Traffic on Fairgrounds Track An Invitation to the people of Blythevllle .»nd vicinity to Include , thfe " i;ew ' hnlfl-mile raca track at the fairgrounds in" their • automobile pleasure •'•riding was extended today by officers of the ' fair association. Surfacing of the track with clny has bsjsn completed and ft has been rolled but additional packing is needed to put it in, good condition for .the race meet. to be held in connection with the fair the last of next month. Association officers believe that if a sufficient number of automobiles will make Ihe chliuit of the'track Its condition will be helped materially. They emphasize, however, that they do not wnnt the track made an automobile speedway, a? fast driving would do' more harm, than good to the clay surface. W. E. Armstrong Again Assigned to Duty Here W. Ev (Bill) Armstrong, motorcycle officer out of the slate revenue commissioner's office at Little Rock, has been re-assigned lo duty out of the regional office here. Armstrong was stationed here for a number of months until he was transferred to Little Rock four months ago. With the advent of the cotton season ard the heavy traffic to the gins Armstrong said he had been Instructed to keep a sharp lookout for unllghted wagons nnd other vehicles. Wagons without lights have figured In serious highway accidents In this section every fall. WEATHER Arkansas — Generally fair tonight and Tuesday. Memphis and vicinity — Partly cloudy tonight and Tuesday. Not much change in temperature. The maximum temperature here' yesterday was 100, minimum 74,' clear, according to Samuel F. Morris, official weather 6bs«rver.,"

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