VOLUME XXXVI—NO. 63. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ___Z!!!J^!^^ " f f V Blytheville Courier Mississippi Valley Leader ~~~~ ~ " — —- — lilythovllle Herald DlvU»>vin» rviiu. M™,, RT.VTTIlSVll l l? AUI/AMCAO n,,,,, _ .. ~~ - 'AGE THBEE Courier Mississippi Valley Uwtcr 6 " eraltl piyiheviiie Daily New, BLYTIIEV1LLK, ARKANSAS, F1U1MY, JUNK 2, 1930 — , i . ., , ; ' --.-.,.., "<*«.*•* it.'dtj, j'jvjiy/i i iJUiXl', i5. iif.VI ' ' ', \ ^^ : ~—-——— : _j STNGLR COPIES EIGHTY-EIGHT TRAPPED IN SUBMARI Kidnaped Baby Is Recovered Unharmed; Girls Hoax_Fails , i PHILADELPHIA, June 2. (UP)—Fivc-months-old Gerald McCrohan was found alive and well today less than 20 hours after he was kidnaped by an 18-year-old unwed mother who.se own baby had died. Tlie young mother, Miss Beatrice »— Woods, took the child In an eftort to win back the love of the father of her illegitimate baby, police said. They said she presented the abducted child to her sweetheart as their own baby ar.d that the man was holding li'i'n Gerald on his lu'i. when police found them not fin from the tpol wlurc he was l.V'inped yesterday. The man wis undur the Impression the cb;i'l H-.-IS thnr Illeglllmate son, who ti'.-A liirte months igj, pc^'CO added, find wn.s r.ot eonneot- sd in any way with the abduction. He le-'l police to Miss Woods, whc at first insisted O.r child wns nci' own. "You can't do this lo me," she scipfimed when police arrested her iti n nearby cuiigsure. She had gone to the (.'ruistcre to purchase four) for the baby. After she was taken lo a police station where there was a happy hut tearful reunion of little Gerald with his parents, Miss Wood broke down and confessed that she took, the child In an elfort to trick her sweetheart into marrying her Police said no charges havebce/i lodged against Miss Wood as yes. Recovery of tlie baby came only a short time after a Catholic priest had promised all the protection "I can afford" to the abductor. The kidnaper had been described as a blonde girl wearing a red blouse. Utlle Gerald, born prematurely, was taken from his carriage outside a West Philadelphia butcher shop late: yesterday while his mother was chopping. ^- v ''At~ftfasHthls morning the Rev. John -JrO'CTeill, assistant reotof'-of the Church of the Good Shepherd, appealed to the kidnaper to "contact, me or bring the child to me with the assurance that I will give all the protection I can afford." The mother appealed to the kidnaper and said: "You need have no fear of prosecution." , "Just leave Gerald at any parish house or with any minister or rabbi or on the sleps of any church and notify us where he is," she said. E Cape Cod Imports Lobsters HYANNIS, Mass. (OP)— Anticipating the summer vacation season, marine fisheries officials have dumped 4,200 short and egg lobsters in waters here, at Marion and Dennis. They were brought here from Nova Scotia to satisfy the appetites of Cape Cod visitors. Stock Prises NEW YORK, June 2 (UP)— A spurt in prices of U. S. government bonds that carried 15 of the issues to new record highs featured trading on the New York stock exchange today. AT&T ..... ............. 104 1-2 Anaconda Copper ........ 24 1-2 Associated D 6 ............ 75-8 .Beth Steel ............... 57 5-8 Boeing Air .............. 23 1-4 Chrysler ................. 69 1-4 Coca Cola ................ 137 General Electric .......... 35 5-8 General Motors .......... 44 Int Harvester ............ 59 3-4 Montgomery Ward ........ 50 1-2 N Y Central ............ 15 Packard ................. 3 1-2 Phillips Petro ......... ... 353-4 Radio ................ .'.. G 3-8 Schenley ................ 233-4 Simmons Bed ............ 12 Sccony .................. 43 1-4 Standard Oil N J ........ 38 3-8 US Steel ................ 48 5-8 Will Be On Bench During Civil Court Term; Jurors Are Summoned Judge Nell Kllloueh of Wynne will preside over the two weeks term of circuit civil court which will oixm here Monday, June 12 The sheriffs office has released the list of persons who will serv on the petit jury for the term. Those summoned lo serve on the jury panel arc: E. M. Woodward, Noble Gill, J N. Wilburn, Floyd Rector, Russell Gill, U. W. Moore, Louis Maxwell, Rube Bevlll, B. j. Allen, Gene Pleeman, Bill Brown, Jim Tompson, G. G. Hubbard, Leon Baker, George Bunch, Armour Sparks, J. J. Co.x, C. E. Crigger Jr., Jack F. Robinson, John Benson, Henry Pollard, J. H. Mulllns, E. O. Adams Hatch Doan, Lendennle Fooler, Fred- Bean, Dixie Crawford, C. F Blakemore, E. V. Treadway, J H David, Leo J. Sellmeyer. Alternate jurors: J. M. Cleveland Harvey Hart, Aubic Smith, Louis Cherry, Bert Lewis and Ray B Whltmore. Health" Certificate Deadline Is June 10 Cooks, waitresses, dish washers and all other persons handling food or drinks for the public must have their health certificates by -June 10, it was announced today by Dr. W. A. Grimmctt, city health officer, who said the health department had tigreed to extend the time for securing certificates .to June 10 instead of June 1. Beginning June lo, a general survey will be made and nny one not having been examined and received a certificate will be served with a warrant to appear In court, Dr. Grimmett said. II was also announced ll.at a number of inspections had been made In regard to cow pens, hog pens, chickens running at large and unsanitary toilets and that many unsanitary conditions sllll exist. Cooperation of the public was isked in remedying these conditions. The health department's statement said that no other warning would be given before warrants were issued (o those who have not complied with the city law. Advocates $50,000 Bone Issue To Put Counly 0. Cash Basis Mississippi county cnn he put o a cash basis, County Judge S. I Gladtsh told members of the Mis sissipp! County Farm Bureau In meeling last night nt Joiner wire n committee miule Its report of in county's financial condition follov, Ing n previous meeting when th organization voted to seek u so hilion to the county's fini.ncla ailments. A solution for (his condition wn. offered by Judge Gladish, \yho vol luKarlly appeared before (he group after H. C. Ku&ppenberger, chair man of the commitlee named b the bureau, gave a report froi' Rolnud Green. which showed deputy treasure, total outslandln Indebtedness as of June 1. The county general overdraft including outstanding warrants was $02,044.21; county roa ilovcr- draft. Including outstanding roac warrants, was $41,341.95; county jonds outstanding were $20,01-0 outstanding notes on county fn purchased was $8,400, junking .otal of $140,392.1G, according to (he report signed by Mr. Green. In explaining his proposal to solve the financial ills of Mlssls- Married, Happy Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS, 111., June 3. (UP)— Hogs: 8,000. Top, 6.65 170-230 IDS., G.50-6.60 140-160 Ibs., 5.85-6.00 Bulk sows, 5.00-6.00 Cattle: 1,200 Steers, 12.00 Slaughter steers, 7.50-12.00 Mixed yearlings, heifers, 8.00-0.25 Slaughter heifers, 7.25-10.00 Beef cows, 5.75-6.75 Cutters and low cutters, 4,25-10.00 Chicago Wheat July Sept. open high low 771-2 773-4 771-8 771-4 775-8 767-8 close 771-2 773-8 Chicago Corn July Sept, open ' high 511-i 513-8 521-2 527-8 low 51 523-8 close 51 521-2 How to enjoy yourself even though dancing with your husband was unconsciously demonstrated by Shirley Ross, who didn't know the cameraman was waiting on the Starlight Roof of New York's Waldorf-Astoria. Husband Kenneth Dolan seems iippi county, Judge Gladish ex- Jlnlncd (hut the county road fund and county Ijond fund • and the joles on the county farm are sel fquidating. He also said that the •oacl deficit will be paid by Ihc one-half cent turnback whlcr- comes into the county in July. Tlie county bonds are being yak by approximately seven-tenths of mill already added lo the prexcnl axo:,- he .pointed-out. Hc.sald ihiit he county farm notes which ma- ure each year \vill be taken cure of bv the proceeds of Die crop. "That leaves Ihe only Indebtedness of ihe county that really nf- cct.s us at present as the county general overdraft" Judge Gladish said. • To solve this, Judge Gladish advocated a $50,000 bond Issue to ake care of this $62,001) and said hat this bond Issue would put the ounty on a cash basis. To liquid- te these bonds would require, on he present valuation, an additlon- 1 lax of four tenths of a mill per car for 20 years. He Invited members of Ihe liiance commitlee of tlie farm bn- eau advise will, him the first of ach month on claims allowed gainst the county and promised int nuv claim rejected would not be paid or any nrticles- or supplies the committee turned clown, would. not be purchased. Circuit Clerk Harvey Morris told the bureau members of the conduct of his office. His statement showed thai Ills office has handled $124,814.81 from Feb. 4, 1938 through January, 1939, which included all improvement district taxes, fees and commissions. Prom this sum he paid into the county treasury, $21,169.27, the report showed. Of (his amount, $8,700 represents the salaries for bolii the Blytheville and Osccola offices, office supplies, lights and other lu- dtTentnls amounting to $1500. The loUil turned into the county In cash, as his settlement, was $10,800. It was pointed out at the meeting that at a previous meeting in Osceoln two wckse ago, Sheriff Hale Jackson read a report from his office showing his expenditures and (he nmount turned into the county each time as settlement. Various methods lo get (he county on a cash basis were discussed but no definite action will be taken pending o more thorough investigation, It, was announced by Charles Colcman of Osccola, president of the bureau. 'Hie concensus of Ihe farm bureau is to map out a method of kepcing the county on a cash basis after a cash status is once created, It was announced. Members of the financial committee were directed to examine the bookkeeping system originated by J. Bryan Sims, stale auditor, and to determine whether this system would prove a benefit to Mississippi county. Members of this committee are: Mr. Kimppcnbereer, Mr. colemnn, Rufus Branch of Pecan Poi.u, Charles Rose of Roseland and E A, Stacey of Dell jVIussolini's Military Maids "V*"?—"' *••« ys feminine n.«W, on the march Lcmlpped «llh specially mndo Ifles for women soldiers H Dnce legions of women train /bi ovetsca service and other branches of Italian defense. Chancellor Declines To Grant Temporary Order In Intra-Church Dispute Chancellor J. F. Gnulney de- lined yesterday in n hearing at, farion to issue n temporary order cslmining ih e Rev. B. W. Ciw.icr ml his followers from using (lie nircli building of the Full Gospel nbeninele Church, Lilly and Vine rcets here, pending final ndjudl- ation of the suit brought to jjre- ent Crov.ier from such use. Plaintiffs in the case nrc Ihe "iportcd board of deacons and ic board of trustees of the church id J. L. Musgraves, district super- sor of the parent church, the entecostal Church of God of mcrlcaii, Inc. The result of the chancellor's fusal to act at this time is to in fled leave the Rev. Crazier and is followers in the intra-chureh spute In possession and usc 0 [ ic church building and the pliiiu- ffs in possession of certain other roperty. including cash funds of le church. Claude P. Cooper is attorney for ie protesting petitioners and Roy Nelson nnd Zal B. Harrison present (he defendant Aiifler Observes- Safely Ffrsl PHILLIPS, Wis. (UP)—When a sh breaks a fisherman's Hue, int's not news; but when a flsh- man cu(s his line to let the fish 3—well, here It is. Dr. H. B, Norel, Phillips, alter battling a nckle smasher" for 45 tnliiulcs the Phillips flowage, cut his tch loose, explaining that It is better to have his pole, roe! id some line left Intact than to •we It nil wrecked. New York Cotton £??„, ' wo Calvcs ' -"'"-WILBUR, Wash. (UP) _ Paul Douglas, farmer in the Almlra re- l' n °M' /'\ 01 a u COJOle ond w!icn lle walked to where It lay he found the same bullet had killed two calves belonging to another farmer Husband Kenneth Do an seems ,,,],„-, „,..'^ ..•• •" ""<«"<-r larmer to be having a good time, too. jchasmg P C ° y< " C ha<i bcc " NEW YORK, June otton closed steady. open high . 891 897 . 818 822 . 19 6 799 . 788 730 . 779 ily .. cl. .. cc. .. 11. .. Mar. . May 776 779 Spots closed nominal 785 2. (UP>- low close 889 897 813 817 790 792-3 783 787H 776 781) 772 77fi at 078.up«. Prominent Blytheville Business Man Gravely 111 Of Heart Lesion Clnreiice H. Wilson, prominent local business man nnd former sheriff of Mississippi county, is In a critical condition at the Memphis Unptlst hospital where he was taken Thursday afternoon. Mr. Wilson Is Buffering from coronary ccnlslon, a heart lesion, with which he was stricken Wednesday afternoon. At that time he had an altnck of aculc Indigestion which preceded the heart nttack. His condition became more serious yesterday shortly after neon when he was removed to Ihe hospital. Although his condition wn.? no worse this nflcrnoon, specialists described his condllkn us "very grave." Mrs. Wilson; their dmighlcr, Miss Elizabeth Ann Wilson, who was summoned home from Undcnwoacl college nl St. Charles, Mo., last night; (heir son, Billy; Mrs. Dwlghl H. Blackwcod of Osccola, sister of Mrs. Wilson; Mr. Blackwood- Tom Jones, brother of Mrs. Wilson- Lester and Bruce Wilson of Wilson, his brothers; his mother, Mrs. Marlin Emmctl Wilson of Lula, Miss.; Ihrcc other brothers, Hugh Wilson of Tunica, Miss., Shelby Wilson of Dundee, Miss., and Paul Wilson of Lula, and Eddie n. David ore in Memphis although no one is allowed to see Mr. Wilson. Dr. I. B. Johnson, who accompanied Mr. Wilson In the iimbulni.cc, returned home Insl night. Motorist Killed When Car Plunges Off Bridge MENA. Ark.. June 2. (OP)—T. C. Johnson, 41, employe of the Kansas City and Southern railway nt Horatio was killed instantly last midnight when his automobile plunged through a car rail of a bridge near here. Farmers living near the scene of the accident said they heard the crash of the automobile as it hit the creek bed below the bridge. They did not investigate, they said, and the body was not found until this morning. New Orleans lieally Italny Spol Found DARWIN. North Australia (UP) NEW ORLEANS, June 2. (UP> — Cotton futures closed steady today up 45 to off 15 cents a bale. open high low close 898 829 i one day, and expects to do better than (hat before the rainy season ends. Darwin had 13 (Inches In November. 905 823 810 891 825 802 July , Oct. , Dec 807 Jan Mar 792 794 790 May 786 788 786 Spots closed dull at 940, changed. 905 828 804 795-8 790-2 T86-7 Ull- Clilldrcn's Camps Crow ST. LOUIS (UP) — More than 2,500,000 children now spend at leasl two weeks of each summer In the nation's 10,000 private and ngency camps, according to the American Camping Association. June 8th Deadline Approaches With Petitions Slill Insufficient LI'rrLR HOCK, Ark., June 2.- Al least (wo of Ihc Ihrce legislative nets ngnlnst which petitions for referenda are being circulated ncured Ihc Jinn; a deadline today with Insuraclent slunalures for 111 Intl. They are: 1. The retail sales act, J. Chnrlcs Llnthlcuin, president mid Inwyoi for the Avknnsas Tn.xpayere' Association, said Ills solicitors Imd not obtained "qiille nil the signatures necessary." lie said 8,241 legal slgnera nrc required to refer the net to the 10-10 general election milting collection of (he lax until nn election Is held. 2. The workmen's compensation act. A letter purported to be signed by n, K, Rogers of Port Smith, secretary of the Arkansas Goal Opcralors' Association, wns sent to persons circulating pcllllons seeking referral of Ihc act, rc<iucst- ing petitions be sent lo his office no Inter Ulan Monday. The letter nsscHcd ibc petitions. would Ijc filed will) the secretary of state Tuesday. ' Status of the vciHia-flxiinj act, which becomes effective Thursday unless referred prior to that time wns not known. Cmu lawyer known to opuo.'ie the act said hc wns "not certain" whether sufficient signatures had been obtained, "Sales (nx petitions In four ov Ilve counties are slow In coming In," Mr. LInlhlcum said. "We have only two men In charge of tho petition's and, since tin; cpuntlc.5 nro widely scparntcd, their;, work,, has beci huinncrod,. ', ";:; •''")••?• ""Clrciilnllon of the 'peliU&s was delayed early In our cnmpiilijn by » Supreme Coiirl ruling, which lalcr ivris reversed, that poll tax receipts signed wUli Indelible pencil were Invalid." Mr. Llntlilcum snld expenses of (hc nssodallon were paid with vdl- unlary subscriptions' of individuals. Concerning a rumor that Ihe coal operators were withdrawing from (he nghl against the workmen's compensation act, Mr. Rogers declined to comment last night, n A Young of Port Smith, president of -he operators' association, wns said o be In Little Rock 'but was not ocated. A report was circulated that the issoclntlon would cense activities agnbist the net In return for ns- iiirnnce Hint miners could be pro- •IflL'd Insurance at a minimum cost and a member of the Workmen's Compensation Commission fnvor- olile to UK; operators would be np- ralnted by Governor Dailcy. Seventy-Five Attend Townsend Club Meeting Seventy five members of the rownscml club No. One attended he meeting at the courthouse last light when a musical program was >rcsentcd and R. N. Parrar talked en (hc Townsend plan. Fowler Lendennle and his Happy Dreheslra and the Tennessee Hillbillies known as the Davis Trio gave several numbers, J. T. and Raymond Lcnlhcrwood sang several songs with the latter playing the accompaniment on his guitar. Marcel lynch, a new member of the rownscnd club, also ployed for the ;roup. He has been nnm«t the Arkansas "state champion' fiddler." It wns reported that during a 10 day membership drive, 50 members were added to the club. Announcement was made that ail members who want to go lo Gosnell tonight for the musical show being given there by tho Towrisend club under the auspices of the Gosucll Canning club and Qosncll Missionary society, should be nt ilu court house al seven o'clock. The program en which the Davis brothers will appear will be given at the Oosnell school auditorium. — -••--.--. L h Four Bob To Surface Before Position Of Englishub Shifts ,, -— •- s 'ii the- sunken sitb- - Uio .stem and (ail fin O f the 1,675-ton • coiiiplGlcly. lieiir-iilli Uio .wl'iice of-Ihe Son, Born Prematurely To John Roosevelt, Dies BOSTON, Mass., June 2. (UP>A son bsrn prematurely to Mrs. Ann Clark Roosevelt* daughter-in- law of President and Mrs. Roosevelt, died shortly after birth, Mrs Franklin 0. Roosevelt said today. The first lady came to Boston by train early today to comfort her daughtcr-ln-law and her youngest son, John, father of the child. The younger Mrs. Roosevelt was repotted In good condition at Richardson House, which Is part of Boston Lying-in Hospital. Says $5,000 Required To Maintain Exhibit Al New York Fair Two women, represenlatlvos of the Arkansas Ccnteimlitl Commission, will conio hen.. Saturday or Monday to solicit funds for the Arkimsiis state- exhibit al tho New York World's Fair, A. w. I'nrke, representative of the commission! was In this city lodny in bchnlr of the solicitation Me said contributions to the fund Iran been especially slow In the Chlckasawun district of Mississippi coimly. • ' He said lluU the exhibit imd been financed entirely from private sources at an expcmllturo of approximately $100,000 niid Dint $35000 would be needed for maliilu- nnnce of the exhibit anting the duration of the fair, Mrs. O. p. Hotels imd M,^. Pun) Yocst will be Die solicitors of funds. Governor Sets Aside .;, 50-Day Jail'Senterice LITTLE ROOK, June Y (UP)— Oov. Carl E. Huflcy today ijy proclamation set aside the 50-day Jail sentence Imposed dir Joint Keeling, M, of RtissL-llvllle, who was convicted on charges of being drunk. Keeling, father of nine children, yds committed to Pulaskl prison 'arm May 21. Under, the governor's "•>" u«jiu. u, u. wuous, 01 ir order he WHS released nt noon 10-1 Thetis s cicw, were first off. lay. A-i (he tide receded nt the ics- cuo scwie, 14 miles off the c»ast of iioilh Wales, ami tho piotrud- Hig Mem of the Thetis failed to renpjienr, feais tpicna thai her position hud shifted. Apprehension and despair re- lilind earlier optimism after dis- clohUic thai .signals from tho cn- (ombed inc.., hammo.cd btft "gainst the Thells's steel sides, eie Blowing weaker and weaker. There- wcie rcpoils thai same of the men weie In "bad condition" due to n shoitago of air. Four of the 92 men, who went out happily In the new wibmmmc. ycstpiday moinlng for n test diva, came to Ihc Mirfnce earlier In the (lay using uutomiUlc Davis "lungs." The four re.scued men, the nd- mlinlly said, rcpoilcd that tlielr companions «erc about to use the Dnvls "lungs." , , "II Is'not clear nt present what PIT vented fuither escapes by this method," tlir announcement said. LIVERPOOL, England, June 2. (UP)—Reports that "Iilsh Republican anny" sabotage caused an accident lo the 'submarine Thelii swept through Llvei'pcol talay. 'Iho Thetis, missing since 8-.40 a in. (e.d.t.) yesterday when it ilarlcil a pincllco -Olve such as thnl which doomed the United Slates NUbmailnu Squalns, was located H miles off Oicnl Ormcs llcnd,-.'on Ihc Norlh Wnles const near Liverpool, nl 2:30'a.m. (e.d.t.) today. ,l(j),,<!(cri> wni sticking' up 18 feet flbo've Ihe''_ j clicppy*"wd1crf* al Liverpool Bay. ,", ',•* *•_""'—• The destroyer Brazen,' sweeping In gioal elides iiboUjftlje nrctx where tlie Thetis wns known to be "lying, iiuv^lhc upsllcktng hull and alouce began rescue ^vvork. Capt. H. p. k. Oiam, commanding the FUlli submit, lite Flotilla, and Lieut, ![, a. Woods, of the Next came a stoker and F.'rF. Shaw, one of 20 tedmiclans'ot the Cammcll Laird Shipbuilding:company, coiibtruclors of the Thells. Seventy-nine In all, Including 58 of the crew, 20 technicians, and a suUmiulno pilot, Imd been aboard when Die submarine mode its dive.' Tho.se aboard were using the "Dnvli lung," n combined gnsmnsk- llke nir chamber and life belt, as they went up from one of/the Jlility Firm Buys Caraway Properties LITTLE ROCK, Ark., June 2.— [lie state utilities commlssl:n 'ranted permission lo Ihc Arkanas Missouri Power Corporation cslcrduy lo buy electric properties of the Caraway Light and Ice Company for $12!iOO. EITccllve yesterday new rates cs- ""! r 11C ,' „ nhllilicil al Caraway by the cor- A<lmlmlt y officials announced that oration will mean a rcdncllo,. of' [^ ^'f wnler" 0 *' W ° S d ° W " Ul 13U I suiface. The i three escape hatches on the sub- Wears Life Belt —Under Protest length. Capt. Oranif as , senior '. ofucer aboard but not the ship's commander. was sent to the surface first so he could direct rescue wprk and make n full report on the stale of Ihc submarine. He reported Hint Ihe command- Ing oflicer and all aboard were 'alive. New Postmaster Takes Over Leachville Post LEACHVILLE, Ark., June 2.— Newly appointed , Postmaster /• B. Flannlgan assumed his duties in that position Wednesday. -. Mr. Flannigan, who succeeds P. I/. McHaney, has farmed in this community for the last three years. He formerly lived In, Monette where he was in the Insurance business. The position of assistant postmaster is being retained by Leiter Wright who served in that capacity under Mr, McHnney. Clly Won't Vnblish Novel ALAMEDA, Cal. (UP) — Loreme Beatle, city clerk, received a letter asking if the city of Alameda would undertake to publish a novel, the writer asserting the city had authority' to do sol Beatie took It upon himself to advise all authors that Alameda would not print, a novel for anyone. Like many veteran loggers, 64- year-old Dan McClcnnon of Bend, Ore,, doesn't think he needs that balloon-like device around his waist. Oregon law now requires all loggers (o wear water safety belt, inflated b> pressing cartridge. »"--• WEATHER A i knnsM—Considerable cloudiness tonight and Saturday with occasional thun dershowers In northwest portion, cooler In northwest portion Saturday. Memphis and vicinity — Partly cloudy tonight; Saturday local showers and slightly cooler. The maximum temperature here yesterday \ V ns 85, minimum 68, cloudy with .U of an inch rainfall, j according to Samuel F. Norrls, ofu- I clal weather observer.
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