The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 20, 1936 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, August 20, 1936
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OK NORTKRART AH^AMOAO TT^ o^T* ^rf^r ^' >*" * -•—*•' ¥ Y K-/ VOL. XXXill—NO. 133 Blytheville Courier niythevillc Herald Blytheville Dally Mississippi Valley News Leader NEWSPAPER OK NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHEVILL-E, ARKANSAS, T11UKSDAY, AUGUST 20, 1930 }r- COPIES FIVE C1WTS GERMANY THREATENS SPAIN WITH FORCE Middle Class Residents of Small Towns Alarmed at Relief Spending More than the tall corn grows in Iowa. Political trends lake i-Mt there, too, sometimes— (hen jpread throughout thu country. Correspondent Frailer Hunt, continuing Ins unprejudiced repor- .torial survey of current pre-election sentiment, writes today of Ms findings in that politically important state. This is the fourtli of civ impartial articles oil "Listening- lo the Farm Belt." By FKAZIKR HUNT In the pleasant. air-cooled Hampton Cafe, in the ric'n little county seat town of Hampton, la., 110 miles north of DCS Moines, I took a poll of the noon diners Outside it was blistering hot. Iowa premier corn land of the world was losing 10,000.000 bushels a day due to the heat-mure than $10000000 every 24 'hours. Here in the cafe there were 20 customers enjoying the country tried chicken and the refrigerated air. They were the town's professional and business men, with ona or two women and three or four farmers .scattered among fnem. Twelve voted for Landon. Eight marked their slips of paper lor Roosevelt. Here was direct evidence of the revolt of the .small towns—the turn-back to their normal and ingrained Republicanism. It is the most significant factor in the shifting, Changing campaign. It mi«ht possibly be the controlling factor. - These thousands of small towns dotting the endless miles of the -.'•ffiWJfJrSfC W largely made' up of elderly peopfe who did riot listen to the coll of the cities' For the most part fney have been cradled in Republican traditions In their unreasoned hate against Hoover, many of them blindly voted for Roosevelt four years ago. Today they are drifting back into the regular fold. Luxuriating: on Relief Those among them who are still independent and can pay fneir bills are bitter against the Administration, and Roosevelt personally, for the way relief has been handled and bilhons expended. To middle- class people in cities the whole business of relief is more or less removed and impersonal. Here in these small towns it is within the range of fneir eyes and ears And many of them have become so skeptical about its worth that thcv will vote against Roosevelt. But counter-balancing them are the hundreds -of thousands u'.io are themselves either on direct relief or on WPA work. Most of them will vote for Roosevelt. And their numbers are legion. These small towns, with fneir broad and neat Mam Streets and their pleasant homes that casual visitors so admire, have another side to them Over "beyond the railroad tracks" you find the dirt lanes witn their unpainted shanties—th e homes of the true forgotten men. Many of thesa families are (cday living better than they ever have before. Tne $48 a month they receive from their WPA jobs counts up far more at the end of the year than fne sum of their former casual earnings In harvest of corn, plowing lime or the total of their odd-job work. Time ami again farmers have complained lo me because no longer can (hey drive to town and pick up a man or two w'no will help them out with emergency plowing or harvesting—long, hot days of gruelling toll that for years they paid for at the rate of $1.50 to $2 per day. Today these lowly men work their six 'nours four days a week and receive their $12—and the rest of the time sit in the shade in the park or on the curb in front of the garage arid lau^ii when the farmer offers them work. Many of them kick, too, oecauso they do not get more pay for even fewer WPA hours. Fear Rules Big Farmers Back at the restaurant, after I'd taken the poll, I 'nad an interesting conversation with four men seated in a booth. Two of them were large-' scale farmers, one was a business man and the fourth a salesman from out of the state. One was a 111 lie uncertain how he'd vote fflts year but the others said they would go for Landon. An Intelligent looking farmer, around 40 years old, did most of the talking. He said: "I operate a thousand acres of land and. I received $4000 in AAA benents—but I didn't believe in it. It was like finding money In Ihe street—some- IxWy else's money. I tell you this wild spending is all wrong. And tills relief and WPA Is crazy. Aiid I don't like the way we arc drift- tCoiulmiMi oil Page 3) Locomotive Boiler Blast ..Fatal to Three Trainmen TiECKLEY, W. Va., Aug. 20 (U P)—Three trainmen en u Cliesn- |;cal:e and Ohio freight ' train were killed near here loday when the boiler of the locomotive e.x );iO(kd. The dead were lilalnc Simmons, cf Ralciih, Brown Nuiinaliy, of FMnlcn. and Hay E. Singer, Ok Hill. The Lol'er was blown clear the loccmetive and Simmons, hi Ihe gangway of the cab was crushed lo death. Nummlly, th engineer, died before he could UP. i(.moved frc.n the cab and Sin- Kcr. the lire-man, died en route lo a hospital. The engine was hauling 97 empty freight cars at the time cf me explosion. Bulletins of Physicians Declare His Condition Extremely Serious ROCHESTER, Minn., Aug. 20 (UP)—Oov. Floyd B. Oken, leader of Minnesota's liberal farm- labor forces, was reported "somewhat weaker" today at St. Mary's hospital, where lie is fighting for his life against stomach cancer. A Mayo clinic bulletin announced: 'There lias been no marked change In the governor's condition. He Is apparently somewhat weaker. Ke is tolerating feeding with an increasing amount of difficulty. Pulse and temperature are practically normal." The formal bulletin followed a lengthy statement issued last night in which three prominent Mayo clinic, physicians, after consulta- 9Pn_^ahncunced c that:- '. ...... "The governor's' condition "is very serious indeed. What the outcome will be we cannot know." Maurice Rose, the governor's chauffeur and close personal 'confidant, who has been staying at the hospital since Olson '. was brought here last Monday, said the state executive had spent a restless night, suffered pain, and sleep was intermittent. Bull Bellows Alarm; Chicken Theft Foiled AVON, Conn. (UP) —Answering unusual squawks of chickens, a bull at Oliver Thompson's farm bellowed at 3:30 in the morning. Thompson, awakened, rushed out in time lo see a motor car drive away. He called state police. Three persons 'were arrested. In their car were 12 of Thompson's chickens. Will Remember 19lh Hole LONDON (UP)—William Clarkson left eacli ol three golfing riends $250 "to provide a Sunday morning remembrance of many happy reunions at the 10th hole." New York Cotton NEW YORK, Aug. 20. (UP) — Cotton closed steady. opm high Oct. . Dec. Jan. Mar. May July . 115G 1165 iisi mo 1154 1173 1167 1169 1169 H78 1164 1173 low close 1H9 11G4 115-i 1168 1159 1171 1161 1161 1161 1118 1160 1174 New Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 20. (UP)— Cotlon prices closed at gains ranging to ten points on the New Orleans futures market today, in the early trading prices were off 6 to 9 points. opun high low close 1152 1159 1144 1159 1156 1164 1147 1163 1161 1161 1101 11641) 1164 1172 1156 1172 1164 1174 1159 1172 1167b Spots closed steady at 1193, unchanged. Oct. Dec. Jan. Mar. May July Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS, 111.. Aug. 20 <UP>—Hogs: receipts, 5,500. Top, 11.60. 170-230 Ibs., 11.45-11.60. 140-160 Ibs., 9.75-10.50. Bulk sows, 8.75-9.75. Cattle: receipts, 4,000. Steers. 7.50-9.00. Slaughter steers, 5.00-9.50. Mixed yearlings and helgers, 5 508.00. Slaughter heifers, 4.70. Beef cows, 4.-4.7S. Cutlers and low cutters, 2.75-3.75. The rings of the planet, Saturn nrc made' up of tiny moons held iii place by gravitation. BT LEpTOHS Replies Received by Ful- i-cll Make Pension Fund Action Likely LITTLE HOCK, Aug. 20 (UP) —The possibility of a special session of the general assembly early next month was Increased today. An attache of Oov. J. M. Fntr.M! said that Ihe executive had received a large number of replies from legislators who fnvo: /Ills plan to i!jij-,ropriate more than $485.000 for state old uge pensions. Atty. Gen. Carl E. Bai'ey remained away from the city and is not expected to' return b> fcrc the week-end. It was nov be'ieved the governor-designate '.vould cut short his vacation unless unusual circumstances nroic hi connection with calling the special session. Meanwhile Governor Fulrcll ccnlinucd to work on p'ans to.- a soutluude conference lo studs' prctlems of Ihe tenant farmer. Applications arc arriving daily frcm persons who want lo serve on the committee hut it was emphasized that no one would be chosen who was not deeply interested in solution of the sharecropper problem. Landon Begins Campaign Tour By Special Train ABOAflO I.-ANDON SI'ECl'AL TRAIN, Auj. 20 (UP)—Gby. VU M. Landcn headed eastward 1 HC> the farm t?u ic-:!ay on his f campaign (our after a rbus uj< western farewell as he loft , " Reeky mountains. I.'er'jpd fcr Pennsylvania n l.'iw veil: the Republican uriL dcnllal nominee boarded his -s|i|c- ' tol ti-oln iil.laFalle, Colo., iftid bcaan wiih coicrado party leijil- trs the first of a series of croln- cumtry political conferences. Services for Local Funeral Director Will Be Held at Utica, Miss. Endcrxw Tenancy Conference JASPER. Ala.. Aup. -JO HJP>— William B. Bankhead. speaker of the house of. representatives, today gave his hearty endorsement to a proposal by. Goy. J. M. Fu- trcll of . Arkansas for a, Dixie- wide conference on 'the South's fami teivncv problems, j "I am deeply interested Mil this conference and in any'other msv-- to crystalize sentiment which will help solve tills problem," the speaker said. He pointed out that his brother, Senator John Bankhead, and Rep. Marvin Jones of Texas have introduced a bill to set up a huge government agency to help tenants purchase farmr; through long term financial ar- n>" 1;nien'j". The measure passed Ihc senate at the last session of ths congress but died in' the house agncultuil cunmitteci It/ will be rclnlroduccd at the next session Banfchead said. Head of Grange Declares It Preferable to Government Drouth Aid HYDE PARK. N. Y., Aug. 20 (UP)—Officials of the National orange suggested to President Hoosevclt today that crop insurance be substituted for direct drouth relief. Louis J. Tabcr. head of the Grange. es:*liated that, a crop insurance program could be initialed nl. an estimated cost of $25,000.000 He explained "the fanner does a year, not want charity." He admitted, however, that the Insurance proposal could not be enacted speedily. He said dial there were certain constitutional objections, both state nnd national, thnt have lo be Ironed out. first. Closing Stock Prices NEW YORK, Aug. 20. <UP>- ktocks and bonds were dull and irregular today while the dollar firmed against the French franc, which was at the gold point. A majority of stocks registered declines ranging; to three points through the afternoon. A. T. and T 173 3-4 Anaconda Copper .... 33 1-4 Beth, steel . <••> Chrysler ....'.'.'.'. Cities Service ,Gen. Am. Tank ,-,, Gen. Electric 46 1-8 Gen. Motors 66 1-8 Int. Harvester 78 1-4 McKesson-Hobbins .... 10 1-8 Montgomery Ward .... 44 5-8 N. Y. Central 41 Packard 10 1-2 Phillips Pel. 42 1-2 Radio 10 1-2 Simmons edsB 373-8 Standard of N. J 63 3-8 Texas Co 39 U. S. Smelling 77 U. S. Steel 67 Warner Bros 123-4 Zonilc .; 71-8 62 114 3-8 43-8 51 Lelghlon G. Moss, 37, head of the Moss Funeral Service, dl«l at n o'clock last night at his home here. Mr. Moss had been suffering from arthritis for six years and lincl bsen bedfust for four years. He became critically 111 Monday night from stomach trouble. i The body will be conveyed, to Ullca, Miss., tomorrow morning, rfi- neral services will be held ' lliere Saturday morning and interment will be made in a cemetery there, beside the grave of Mr. Moss' father. Mr. Moss had been n member of the Presbyterian church but no services will be held here because of the absence of the pastor from the city. -With his mother, Mrs. E. I,. Moss. Mr. Moss came (o Mississippi county 11 years ago and established on undertaking establishment at Manila. The business was moved ito Blythevllle in 1927 and Mr. Miss also engaged In the furniture business here for awhile.. With the HX- ception'of a stay of several moriffis In Hot Springs, Mr. Moss had been here continuously and directed the business of his funeral home from his bed in the establishment after he became bedfast. ', Besides his mother, Mr. Moss is survived by an uncle, Harry"L/;igh- ton, of this city, and relatives in Mississippi, his former home. The business established by Mr. Moss will continue under the management of hi s mother and Earl Howard. fire more than 48 Indication the cuve in and hours ago. There was no men are alive. The men hoped (o reach Ihe 110-foot level and start the search for the burled men early tonight. Director of rescue work warned them however, that deadly "-.ifscs might still block the path. As the men worked lower the gray mud in which lliey slood at the bottom of the mine shaft became hoi. an internal fire, workers said, probably was smold- ing In the lower drifts and that would add to the hazards of the search. Chemicals were used twice to stop flies In the shaft. Those on Ihe surface kept pipes ready to slip into the room where the men arc believed to be. They will blow clean air Inlo it as soon ns the penetration is completed. Four men are now working in hour-long '• shifts, digging '•- muck, ciirrylng • uy^ chari'ed^tUnbers, and. loading' a great, steel bucket which is hoisted 70 feet to the surface and emptied. Grace Moore Returns From Trip to Europe NEW YOIiK, Aug. 20 (UP) Grace Moore, opera and film star, came back today from a tour o.' 12 countries' with medals from three Scandinavian kings. She described her five months alroad as "something that hap- I'ens only once in any nrtist'3 career when, all dreams come true." Jenckes Gives More Time to Take Bet PROVIDENCE, E. I., Aug. 20 (UP)—Because of the Hev. Father Charles E. Coughlhi's illness, Frederick Jenckes, textile man, has extended the time limit for Ihetr presidential election bet to September 1, Jenckes has offered to bet 416 01)6.60 against Coughlhi's $25,000 lhat William Lemke will iroll fewer votes than Governor Landon in Rhode Island in the November Section. Originally time limit for the bet was set by Jenckes as August 18. Woman, 90, Fractures Hip in Fall at Armorel ' Mrs. Mandy Muery. SO, sustained a fracture of the right hip when she fell on steps at the back door of the Jim Julian residence on Lse Wilson company's No. 1 farm, near Armorel, late yesterday. Mrs. Muery, widow of a Confederate war veteran, lives at Hunter, Ark., but is here visiting her daughter, Mrs. Julian, wife of the Wilson company farm manager. The accident occurred at 6:45 p.m. The aged woman, who lias been active despite her years, was brought, to the Blytheville hospllal where she was resting fairly well today. Her hip will probably be placed In a cast today. Chicago Wheat open high low close Sep 113 7-8 1U 1-4 113 1-8 113 1-4 Dec 112 1-4 113 i-s 112 112 1-8 Chicago Corn open high low close Sep 114 1-2 116 111 1-4 114 1-4 Dec. 99 99 1-2 98 98 5-8 RESCUE STRIVE TO Know Nothing Yet of Fate of Four Entombed in Missouri COP' Shaft MOHEHUY. Mo,. Aug. 20 (UP) —The iimn-kllllng puce sel by rescue workers bun-owing Inlo muck and burned wreckage to reach four buried men In Ihe Esi-y coal mine doubled wlllp'tne goal In sight today. Sixteen feet of debris in the old main shaft of the coal mine remained to be penetrated before (hey break Into Ihe main room of the right tunnel, n cavern 35 feet wide and 100 feet long lhat Is either the lomb or Ihe prison of the lour men trapped there by u Fascist Nations Parade Sea l^ War-torn Spain Grimly fcrmldablo. (Ills battleship Is held ready at nenrby Tangles lo syral on mi Instants notice lo the dolense of Kalians inri Italian property endangered by Spain's civil battleship .Admiral Sehcer nt embattled Malaga, many Interpreters read sympathy for Ihe rebellious Span- Germany .says It Is there only to protect nationals. Fascists. Terms Criticism by Candidate Knox "Just a Plain Lie" MEMPHIS, Aug. 25 CUP) — Charges of bring "just a plain liar" were hurled nt Frank Knox, Republican vice-presidential candidate, today by Acting Mayor Cliff Davis of Memphis ms he defended the city's neiv $10,000 dog pound, widely described as a WPA boondoggling project. "The Republicans have been fussing about this dog pound for six moiHlis," Davis hooted. "It Is now 99 per cent completed and is a wholly worth while project for the city. "The dog pound has no showers of any kind, much less marble showers. The whole thing cost S19.000, of which the WPA put tip $13,000 and the city SG.OOO. It's need is apparent when we consider that the city killed 10,000 stray dogs In Memphis Inst year. "Tlie Republican vice-presidential nominee Is just a plain liar in the statements he made last night." Davis referred to Knox's statement at Hagerstown, Md., In which he sntd: "The American people have decided that the .national government docs not have to build a dog pound Iii Memphis with marble shower baths. The people believe In washing dogs but they would like to see Iheir government devote less lime to dog pounds and more time budget." Davis said there that It was built to protect chil drcu from rabies. Reds of France and Russia ~ ' _ ;, \ , $• Support Spanish Goverameni - ____ ~ I Suppcrtois of France's Popular Front government hall Socialist Premier Blum, whose sympathies reside with the radical Sp,nish government, with a forest of lists raised in token of nip port twenty thousand strong, Soviet workers turn out . ., . „ , r ""fa- -^UVIL-I wuixL-LS nun out in Red Square at Moscow to endorse [he Communist Spanish g,,,- ernment's fight ngalns^thej-ebels and pledge funds for Former Bolshevik Leaders, Followers of Troizky, Admit Guilt MOSCOW, Aug. 20 (UP) — Dramatic details of a plot to kill tu uug |jvuiui.1 HI1U ' " u Lu KUI to balancing the Joscf v - Slnlln, Soviet leader, and convert Soviet IliLssia through ter- was nothing rorism to what was described pretentious about the pound and a Trolzky-Fascist regime were re lho — '"•'" '- ""'- -" 'veaied today at the trial of 10 Mrs. Willie Wright Dies at Family Home Mrs. Willie Wright. 31. wife of Daniel Wright, died at 8:45 o'clock last ntght at the family home nt 701 Jamison street. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon of, 2 o'clwi at Ihc Cobb chapel on North Second street wllh the Rev. Mr. Khodos officiating. Interment will be made at Maple Orovo cemetery. Mrs. Wright Is survived by her [men accused of treason. t The leading defendant 1 ; . are I Gregory Zlnoviev and Leo Kn- nicncv. both pioneer Bolshevists, who turned against the Stalin brand of Communism. All pleaded guilty and- confessed frankly and even boastlngly to the plot. Zlnoviev admitted that ho had ordered his former secretary, Bogden, to kill Stalin. Brundage to Stranger Repays Loan DE QUEEN. Ark. (UP) — A ....... ,.», & ,L» ,., .,,,, ...LU uj, uti stranger came to the home of husband, three sons and two sis-'Herbert Cox at 1 A. M. tvnd '"" | gave him 25 cents In repayment of a loan. Cox recalled that last winter he had contributed to a fund to buy medical supplies for a destitute 'family. ters. Mackerel frequently attain a speed of 70 to 85 miles an hour, according to rcecnt calculations. Rimnus Kinship Cliimcil w«.n«' -i i n i puled lo he n g the Little Lamb.'! Takes Strong Stand in Stopping of German Vessel by Loyalists ?0 (UP)- coinmanclei 'of •i In •*n /^Spanish ' se ,'lo (nV/1 III HI IN Aug Ailn h il Cirs tii i man \um,hh Na Ills Spinlsh (Ituatcned to fcrte If tlieic K a lepctftldh" of. tit Incident, in which two loynl- \\ii vessel';, stopped a German .steamship oil Cadiz. Caillu the Qtrman charge d' alTalrivi &(; Madrid ^as insUuct- e<l by Ihe fi-iclgn' office to 'pio- test In sharpest form Hgatnst the action of Spanish warships which, the Cieuimn government viewed f ns (leflnllcJy a violation of 1A- ternnlionil law , ^ H , j, ( jj . Hear Admiral' Carls'fjni'ssage.! to Mm Sninl'li nft\al<i£i Botnuiandci followed an older ' iSf" German warships lo protect German shipping "by all means' fiom Interference bj Spanish government, vessels outside the tinee mile limit of Simnlih teirltoilal \va- lers. 1'hnes Bomb Irun HENDAYE Aug 20 (UP)-Tv,o Insurgent mllllaiy planes flew over Irun loday and dropped lour bombs near San Sebastian road, near n hospital. There was no damage. The planes npnrmed several hours nfloi llic rebeh were reported to have warned the popular fiont In ' Irun to cvicuale the hospital? as lliey were about to iciiLtt bombardment ot 'ths Guadeloupe binned avvaj at th bombers but the plant's escaped unsealhed. The tombing was viewed as an attempt by ihe . rebels to cut the road to San Sebastian. llrilain Warns Flyers LONDON, Aug. 20 CUP)—The British government, ti-yfnij to bolster by its own example the lagging European '.negotiations for neutrality In the Spanish civil war, issued through the air ministry today n warning threatening cancellation or suspension of tile flying licejisc of any aviator who aids either side. Sets Date for Hearing; of School Vote Contest County Judge ?M\ B. Harrison has set for hearing on Saturday, Aug. 29, the action brought by J. C. Love and R, T. White, contest-' ing- Ihe election of Gray West and Tom Pleeman to the board of directors .of Brown school district No. 50. Love and''white contend that Lney received a majority of the legal voles east for school directors in the school election on March 21 although West and Pleeman have beoii^certified as the successful candidate's The action lias been pending ,for some".'uhie. A number of the voles cast for West and Fireman arc challenged as Illegal. Bradley and Sudbury, local attorneys, represent the plaintiffs. firs. Eleanor Holm Jarred Wauls To Regain Amateur Standing ABOARD THE STEAMSHIP BREMEN. At Quaranlln(\ New York, Aug. 20 <UP)—Mrs. Eleanor Hohn Jarrctt, American s ,immh, e wUhV'SSiTa" Sn on n gm star, who w.ns dirnilsiwd from the wines and was raised to 25 cents Olympic loam for breaking train Ing en roulc to Berlin said lo day she does not intend to be come a professional unU'ss lie appeal for reinstatement as ai amateur is refused. Mrs. Jarrett, who was suspended from the A. A. U. in Beri by President Avery said she intends lo appeal the Metropolitan A. A. A. for inslatement as an amateur. Mrs. Jarrett revealed that she had accepted a two weeks valid ville contract for Chicago and Detroit, beginning Aug. 28. South Africa Exports More Wine to Britain CAPE TOWN (UP)-South African exports of wines have increased forty-fold in th o past- ten years, nnd a large, part of Ihc Increase Is attributed • to tho preference granted by Britain. The preference began In 1919 light -id was mlsed to 25 in 1927 nnd to 50 cents In 1931 after the Ottawa Conference. Great Britain now takes nlne- lentk> of the Union's total exports of wine, which were 1,100,000 gallons last year. In 1926 exports to Britain were only 15,000 gallons. The export of brandy from the Union is also increasing. Canada Ls the best customer, having taken 10.000 gallons Of lost year's total, of 27,000 gallons. WEATHER Arkansas— Generally fair tonight and Friday. Memphis nnd vicinity—Generally - t I.H.JM^II.-» «ILU viviiLii)—uL-iiLrnny (UI)—Mrs. H. fn| r tonight and Friday. Not much : nere. is re- change In temperature. ...c grep.t-grsat- grand daughter of Mary Sawyer, The maximum temperature hero Sudtury, Mnss., who Inspired the yesterday was 101, minimum 69, Hamny ifiyme ."Mfirj| Had .a; clear, according lo Samuel P.: Nor- rls, official weiilher observer.

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