The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 22, 1936 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, August 22, 1936
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ™* DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS^ ^™^.T™b *"' ^ 1 M ~ A " " ^J VOL..XXXIII—NO. 135 <** r ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Blylhevllle Herald Mississippi Vnlley _BI,YTHBVILL1S, ARKANSAS. SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 1930 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS UNMHjjTSAT ROOSEVEL1 PROGRAM Roosevelt Sees Ami-Aircraft Gun Perfor Hunt Finds Many Doubters in Republican Candidate's Home Territory BV FKAZIER HUNT" Copyright, 1936. NliA Service. Inc Kansas may be only a "typical prairie stale" but it knows a lot about life. • i It lias seen wheat drop from $3.25 a bushel in 1916 to 25 cents a bushel in 1932—and then bounce back to a round dollar in 1936. -^ For the past thi-ee consecutive years most of She state has suffered from drouth; and for Jive years straight running the southwest portion of the stale — the -famous ."dust bowl"- has had no crops. This year most of the eastern half harvested a good wheat crop, but pastures a're burned out, | and hundreds of thousands of acres of early corn are worthless And the grasshoppers have come again—and the state has n fav-j oiite son running for President, j Farmers Riding With Landoii > I drove straight down from -Nebraska to Oklahoma. My Kansas notebook is full of conversations I had with people of nil kinds and descriptions. I shall quote a number of them exactly as : I wrote them down, hot off the griddle. • Fanner, 40 miles below Ihe Nebraska line, whom I slopped to ask directions: "Most of the fann- ers around here will vote for Landon. We got the AAA payments all--right but somebody has ' got to pay for them. We'll have to pay our share ourselves. City pco- . pie get higher prices for the goods they. iSeu, us...Course we get .higher" prices, too.. It's all a case yof which came- flrsl—the 1 "lien"or the egg." "' ~\.7_ '•: • Young farmer at an oil station north of Manhattan: "Most of us will vote for Landon. I suppose state pride has n good deal to do , have had to show an enemy invading us •• colonel Prank W Jvr- inch shells in n minute and of bringing clown six planes a ndnule, had teen ^Vllirough its pWet tlle President exclaimed: "I v ish we had more of them." ; Pyrornaniac Has Memphis Excited and Tense;. Six Houses Fired / '. • MEMPHIS,. Aug. 22 (UP) _: A bearded .• beggar;'"SUb'ut' 47, was taken into custody today as a suspect in connection witli activities of a pyromaniac here as . with it." Eight men loafing in a soft police and fire officials appealed for public aid. ; •, ' r nie man was liustlecl off to police headquarters as citizens near (lie home of W. H. wns fired yes- drink and beer parlor behind n gas station at the edge of Harrington. All were workers; two were farm hands and the rest worked In the town. One lalk.-i- ™, ,, w , iara „„, tlve fellow around 50 years old: here since August 0 with thou- Any working man who votes for]sands 'of dollars dama»e The fire Landon is a fool." Sturdy yoiing at Grcemvall's home was the third mnn" in /*ii»n.i n< . A .. n ii n . ..TT in .•,„ . - ^. . >->itnj Greenwalt, which lu ,„. tcrdiiy-by the fire bug, complained to police. Six houses have been 'with fired thou- man in clean overalls: "Yon know who's behind Landon? Oil" Third fellow: "Say, H9 people in Harrington have changed their registrations' from Republican to Why, Landon can't Democratic, even carry Ills own state. He ain't experienced enough to be President, anyway." All eight were strong for Roosevelt, but they were all Democrats. Traditions Aid Landon At the State Agricultural School at Manhattan I spent several hours with a well known professor and farm authority "Our Kansas farmers," he "began, "look upon most of the farm programs us now. Take Hie soil conservation program or the AAA or the Farm Administration —farmers accept all of them more or less for granted. They don't give Roosevelt credit fcr them But they do'hold him responsible for increased taxes nnd all the great expenditure.';. And then Ihere Is this Important clement of state pride that comes into this campaign. "I think Kansas will be fairly close, but I don't believe that Landon will have any hard time carrying his own slate. I'd say that certainly not more than so per cent of the farmers will vote for Roosevelt. I don't sec how the drouth is going to have any deep political significance. You know already this year our fann- ers in Kansas have received more money for their crops than they did for all the crops they harvested in "the whole of 1932. I'd fay about 50,000 of our 170,000 farmers are hard hit this year. Most of Ihe rest, will suffer, but they'll get along. They're nominally Republican and although Roosevelt did carry the' stale by 75,000 In 1932-wheii Landon was first elccled Governor — i think most of will swing back In the national election and give Landon a comfortable majority." London's Handicap South of Manhattan, at the little town of Marion, I stopped at a Main Street cafe for lunch on a boiling hot Sunday. Two country boys were buying a gallon of beer. Soon two young ladles came !» for Ice cream cones. Both of them announced that they were strong for Roosevelt. When they had all gone I asked the proprietor how he felt about things, "i don't think Landon "ally has had enough expcrl- <C6ritlmti-d ; Oh ?age 3) in as many day's. The house WMa entered as newsboys spread news of the fire bug' activities over Memphis and as police kept an alert watch. He followed his usual procedure of entering homes through the. basement, setting the fire and escaping, expertly covering his trail behind him. American Tourists Are Marooned by Landslides MEXICO CITY. Aug. 22. (UP) I'tVft lir.l. r l_.T . _ . Old timers Moir-rn Passing of "Alec,'' Stave Mill Mule IEPANTO, Ark.—"Old Alec" (he faithful old mule that served the Lepanto Stave Mill during its 29 years of existence, was buried Friday,: on Ihe mill -lot. - . "Alec" was smart. When the "hands" loaded the wagon with splints at the mill. Alec Just pli'll- cd 'em down to the shed without a driver, year in .and year out unlil 1930 when, lie was pension- : ed-lo v an .elysiuni. Held .of. alfalfa hay and a shady hook .'-''by Ills 'owner, A. Stevens, veteran tlm- berman and owner of the mill. When timbermen from the hinterlands in former days hove into town wilh their log "runs," they always had a slap on the back and n little sugar for Alec. So today, when word went iironnd that "Ole Alec" had passed away, a few "old-timers" trekked down to tlie mill • to help Mr. Stevens bury him. And they couldn't- keep a tear or two from slipping down Ihelr cheeks for Alec was part of that intangible past, the old timber 'days. Stories of Soviet Naval - Preparations Circulated . • In; Germany marooned . . . hundred Americans at Villa low b Juarez Kit h U£C °r noons Sues. For Divorce Mrs. Maudle Georgeff has filed suit In chancery court here against Pete Oeorgeff, asking a the ground of de- man" wrath, officially'' implrW, turned strongly against Soviet Russia today. ;*. . ' A protest lo Russia, and Spain against'.' alleged anti-Nazi." radio propaganda' was'. followed ; by scare stories of Soviet naval preparations. • ••''•'',Nevertheless there was a strong belief in diplomatic quarters that Germany desired to remain completely isolated from the Spanish civil'war situation mid would willingly agree to a non-intervention agreement among . the powers. This Is because of • a reserved! German attitude pointed merely at defending German interests despite the natural unofficial Nazi sympathies with the rebels. This will be df great advantage to Germany at the long pending conference on the Locarno treaty. sertion. Neill Reed is attorney for the plaintiff. Thomas Lamont, Morgan Partner, Optimistic cm Keliun from Abroad NEW YOrtlTTAuj. 22. (UP)Thomas \v. l-mionl, partner 'of J. P. Morgan and company, b' lleves ,tlm(, Europe is In no dan ger of n general war despite lh> tension of Spanish civil \v»r he Knl.l tcdsy on return from a 10 weeks trip through Europe nnd Africa. financial circles attached u'n- Miml , significance lo his words Members of I lie Morgan firm tnroly speak for publication nnd the fnct Hint Lamont called In reporters wns n Wall Street event i^f hupci'tance. ivforgnii partners generally arc- credited with an Intimate knowledge of European trends through Die finger they keep on the continent's financial pulse. Lnmont played one of Die mcst prominent rotes In the recent senate munitions Investigation, de- tciulimj himself and his colleagues usnlnst charges that danger to tliclr Interests In Europe played a Inrgei.i part i n involving the Unilcd Stales in the iVyorld Wnr Lamont- spent three. : i weeks in Icndon and Paris and 1 'said that lie found citizens of Britain and France milch less alarmed by H-ur scare than are inai,'/ ]|.rscms here". . • Tracking Down Votes dor to Mexico city, it "TOS ?e- poi'lc-d '"" here Ibday. of Unilc<l Stales n " tomobi " s deed, lamed at. various ..points on the Pan American highway by the washouts. At least one bridge was cani=d away. The floods resulted from torrential rains earlier in Ihe wwk. For* Cotton Cotlon closed steady. Ocl. Dec. Jan. Mar. Afay July „ Spots closed quiet at 1190, oil 7. Spot Average Is 11.07 flic average price'of 7-8 Inch middling C0 u 0 ii on Ihe 10 spot markets today was 11.C7. the Bly- open high low close 1150 1154 114C 1146 1154 1158 1150 1153 1J5G 1153 1153 1153 1159 llija 1160 . 11G2 11G7 . . 1161 1165 1159 1100 1157 116'' 1159 Iheville . of NEW YORK, Aug. 22. (UP)-A statement by Thomas W. Lamont. Morgan and company partner, that no European war was Imminent reversed the trend of the slock market today after it had experienced one of the most severe setbacks of the year yester- Dcmonsirators Hold Bremen Five Minutes Behind Its Schedule NEW. YORK, Aug. 22 (UP)— Aproxlmately 100 men and women demonstrating in protest against alleged efforts by Ger- . \Vill Nut Search Ships LONDON, -Aug. 22. (UP)—The Spanish government, hard pressed by rebels at home ,and Nazi and Fascist powers abroad, made gesture 'of major Importance today bj'.. renouncing, any- right 11 nilghliifttve to search; Brit Ish shljjs on the high seas. This action is-believed io'hnve been the result of urgent British representations made privately as a-'friendly, suggestion—but "accompanied by tin Intimation-' that Britain refuses to acknowledge as !e- V any: Spanish blockade on the high seas. ' -, : : : ,•_ ' . Hope for'detcnsion of the dan- Serous-Spanish situation grew with the report that "horrified" at the wvageness of tlie fighting In the civil war and fearfuL-of. International conflict .over II;-' the power intended'.to' appeal to rebels and loyalists alike to humanize their warfare at once. Claims .Victories MADRID, Aug. 22 (UP) — The government, taking the initiative on eight of 11 civil war .fronts claimed pronounced successes in the ''northwest and south today. An'optimistic report predicted the fall-of Cardoba and the beginning of a smashing ' offensive against Oviedo, key points of the southern and northern campaigns. The fall of Fort Simancas, 1 at Gljon, released 2,500 besiegers of that city to march to Oveldo on the. northwest' coast, 30 miles away, strongly armed with a huge quantity of guns and ammunition seized at Simahcas. Prices rose fractions than 2 points wilh turnover. A. T. and T Anaconda Copper Belli. Steel ', Chrysler [ Cities Service .. Coca Cola Gen.' Am. Tank ..... Gen. Electric Gen. Motors Int. Harvester many to help the Spanish reb- to more, els, delayed an eastward sailing moderate of the German liner Bremen five minutes today. Bremen seamen nnd stewards and 50 police ejected the demonstrators hut only after a fight.In which deck chairs swung against clubs and 12 persons, Including four young women, were arrested. More than , 20 persons, Including several men of the Bremen's crew, suffered black eyes, bloody noses and bruised hands. 172 31 1-4 61 3-8 110 3-4 4 1-8 114 1-2 54 5-8 45 1-4 C5 1-4 76 P'S-S 44 40 1-4 . , Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS. Aug. 22. (UP) —Tlie collon futures market was tinlet aiid fairly steady today with Prices closing 3,lo 6 points off The steadiness was due to better foreign markets. The absence of rain In the northwest belt and Improvement In European news. Ocl, Dec. Jan. Jtfar. May ...'.'.' HZ 11T" . Montgomery Ward N. . Central ........... . Packard .............. 10 3- Phlllips Pet ......... 42 Radio ........ .. ...... 10 3-8 St. L. S. F. .......... 21-8 Simmons Beds ....... 3C Standard of N. J. ... GI 3-4 .July . open high low close 1156 1151 1143 1144 IHG 1152 1140 1H7 1152 1152 1148 1H8 1158 1102 1155 1150 11571) 1152b Spots closed rjulet at 1180, off 3, . U. S. Steel .......... 66 1-4 Warner Bros ........ 12 1-8 Sep Dec Chicago Wheat open high low close 1131-8 1135-8 1127-8 1127-8 1123-8 113 1121-4 1123-8 Chicago Corn open high low close Sep 111 1-2 1123-4 111 1-2 1121-4 Dec 971 -4 903-4 975-8 Exptcl Cordova's Fall 'LISBON, Aug. 22 (UP) — The Madrid radio announced Intense fighting In the streets of Cordova loday and said the city's fall to Loyalists Is expected inomenlar- The state reported the road :o Madrid could be closed lo the rebels, resulting In their defeat on all fronts. ; ' Death Sentence Asked For Stalin Death Plot MOSCOW, Aug. 22 (UP) —The slate demanded the death penalty today in the trial of 16 defendants, some of them former high Bolshevik leaders, accus»l of plotting the death of Joseph Stalin and the overthrow of the Communist government. Presidency Voided, Club Dlfs NEW MILFORD, Conn. (l)P>_ The New Mllford Monday Club, a women's organization affiliated with the State Federation of Women's Clubs, disbanded . when no member could be found at the annual business meeting who was willing to assume' the -presidency. The club was founded In 1897 and had 88 members. Finds Mississippi Tax Tokens In Scale Box LEPANTO, Ark.—If. M. "Bear" Whaync, owner of the Lepanto Drug store, was busy trying to fathom this today, whether some Mtsslssippians had been visiting over here or whether some Arkansans had. been there; anyway] ii D v I*,-!.' When he openeil his penny scale na y Baling machine Launched on his "back plalform" grind that wll curry him ilirou b h many states before the November' election, Gov. >MI M La, 1( | oll , 5 shown here nt one cf his appearances at the rear of his social train-on his trip from Colorado to'the east. Throngs .nocked to"the stations lo hear brief greetings from the G. 6. P! nominee and shake his hand, sunllowers being greatly In evidence at several stops Same .Faculty As Last Year, With One Exception, to Serve KEISER, Ark., Aug. 22.-Supor- inteudent of the Reiser school has 'announced that registration of 'pupils will begin on Friday, Aug. 28, and school will start on Monday, Aug. 31. The following faculty members will be in charge of activities: Superintendent Pigg, mathematics; John Kciser, high school principal, science aiid orchestra; E. C. Garrelt, history and athletics; Florce Powell. English, debating and dramatic clubs; E. \V. Reeves, agriculture and 4-H clubs; Sue Waxh- home economics; Olivia Harris, assistant mathematics Instructor; O. C. Knight, assistant agriculture Instructor; Sarah P. Mcorchcnd, sixth grade; Nellie Bush Adams, fifth grade; Mrs. Spence Williams, fourth grade; Dorothy Check and Mrs. W. E. Pigg, third grade; Katherlne Spurgeon and Sue Whlpple, second grade; Elizabeth Isom and Mary Alice Stuttle, and Mrs. Merrill Polk, first grade; Ilia Verne ~rlspc, public school music and piano. This is the same faculty ns last 'car with the exception of Mrs. Polk who will fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Miss Tcmmle Shcrrick. .... penny scale|' today In front of his store, out spilled a goodly number of Mississippi tax tokens. Gold Coin Now Mined JOHNSVILLB, Cal. (UP)—Gold mining has become so modernized that.miners now dig out the gold already coined. John Pezzola, operating a mining claim near here, struck a cache containing 170 tl gold coins, five $20 pieces and seven {10 pieces. Cuts Off Finger Tip Joe Lamar Coleman, 12 year old Holland, Mo., child, had the tip of one finger amputated yesterday while playing around a hay baling machine. The child was brought lo the Blythevllle hospital for surgery, but was dismissed soon after the operation. Vis condition was not rcgai-ded as serious. "Corner" on Skeleton Market LONDON (UP) — Guy Rouilly boasts that he has. more skeletons in his cupboards limn any! other living person. Rouilly has' a "corner" In England's .skeleton trade. Ninety-five per cent of the skeletons sold In England pass through j his hands. Salvage Craft Invented TORONTO, Out. (UP)—A pontoon undersea salvage craft, capable, It Is snid, ,ot lifting the largest of sunken ships, has been Invented by James Mawhlnncy Toronto inventor. He believes ft will be capable of recovering treasure from ships out of range of divers. .••>••• HOPES TO SOME New York Vice Prosecutor Uncovers Important Information ALBANY, N. Y., Aug. 22. (UP) —Special Prosecutor Thomas E Dewey, Investigating vice and crime In New York city, has uncovered Information that may help solve, the slaying of Jack "Legs" Diamond, one lime big shot racketeer, the United Press learned today. The youthful prosecutor, it was learned, stumbled on Ihe evidence while pressing his campaign against law breakers in the metropolis. Dcwey's oilicc In New York City declined to comment on .the Diamond case, explaining: "We never discuss any case under investigation." T)ie. slaying occurred several several hours after Diamond celebrated his acquittal in Troy, N. Y., on charges of torturing a farmer. Mussolini Views Elba With Eye of Militarist HOME, Aug. 22. (UP)—Premier Benito ' Mussolini new today to Elba, Napoleon's exile abode, and later sailed .around the Island to cblain first hand information on Its military possibilities, according to semi-official sources. II Duce accompanied by Achlllo Stnracc, secretary-general of the Fascist party, nnd General Giuseppe Vnlle. under secretary of aviation, piloted a seaplane to the island. Later aboard the destroyer Ma- cstrale he cruised around Elba, Ills field glasses trailed on strategic points along the coastline pointed out lo him by three military aides. Roosevelt May Visit At Olson's Bedside ROCHESTER. Minn., Aug. 22. (UP)—President,; Roosevelt may rearrange his drouth tour itinerary lo make the bedside of Gov Floyd B. Olson |,is first point'of call, It was believed here today Such a change was being urged strongly by Olson's friends. Says Freedom Must Be^ Maintained; Calls Lead-! eis "Unstable" |. TAM O' SHANTER GOLP^ LINKS, West Mldlesex, Pa, Aug ' 28 (UP)-Oov.Alf W.Landon stool I at the scene of his blrth today »ndt called upon Americans to cling • courageously to "oilr determination j to win security and abundance without kacrinclnu any of ouri ovloii", heritage of freedom." Let us hot surrender to. any I council of despair," the Republican presidential nominee said In an address lashinfc the "unstable men" by whoni "the American! way of life Is being challenged." [ Lundon chose the rugged scene I of his babyhood in tlie heart of I Industrial America to present his ! philosophy of neighborly ccopera- L lion for solution of the nation's pioblcm of -'iree enterprise and' personal liberty 'arid of deathless; opposition to delealliin , and die- i. lalorship dr centralization of' iwwcr." f Need ftlier tiring Standard "file frontler" of new 'wants puinUs the Way (o a better stand- aid of living In this country," the Kansas governor declared, In a.s- snllliirj those who ''are ' trying to supplant our Institution by others from abroad." Beyond the satisfaction of ma- leiinl things He tlie longing- of the mind nnd the hplrit. These can never be stifled while Imagination and ingenuity distinguish American : character." ' , 1 So here nt the^ place of my birth I have sought "to make clear what I believe to be the choice now before the country. It h the choice between the jlpig in> the poke' policies of (he "present .administration and those Ameri- | can institutions under which we I have- enjoyed more liberty and! attained a higher standard of liv- i Ing than any other people In the world," , l pellM on American Spirit fn the first major campaign speech of his tour across more than half the nation, Landon laid emphasis on his belief that the spirit and system that built a great naton will force ahead to build an even mightier America of the future. Time and agnin he struck at those who would "raise doubt and. distrust of the nation's future" under the tiaditlonal system. He i hammered at the need for gov- crnmental conliol only where It wouM correct abuses He called for "the courage to face the danger and responsibilities that go with liberty" and described the 'American remedy" for unemployment as "real work at good wages." There was, too, throughout his speech the recognition of abuses I that must be .corrected and of' :lie need for "fair distribution" of ' economic and social benefits "yet '' to be brought about." Monopoly and special privilege' 'must be wiped out"}he declared. Tlie nation should noV complain , of over production until none of I Its citizens Is any Inger poorly I clothed, housed or fed • \ ^ But this can be done he said I "In the American way" without! endangering representative gov-! ernment or courting tne chances of disaster." C. P Hogan, 72, Dies At Okolona Thursday C P Hogan, 72, of Okolona, Miss, died at hi? home, there Thursday »fter haying been In ill health for several years. He htd frequently visited he're with his daughter, Mrs I, R. Sul- Hvan. other relatives who survive him are three • sons: Breland, Ballard and Homer, and another daughter, Mrs. H T, Jones. Wotnan Is Fined $15 , In Petit Larceny Case Bcrlhii Phillips was fined »15 on I a charge of petit larceny by j Municipal Judge Doyle Render-' son this morning. She was «). > legcd to time taken money from' a male companion. • J George Duncan was flned $10 J on a charge of public drunken- J ness. - . % . < WEATHER . , Arkansas—Fulr tonight. Sunday,, partly cloudy. t \ Memphis and , vlclnUjv-F»lr to-l' night Sunday partly cloudy *ad| contlmled warm " ' "• f ft

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