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Blytheville, Arkansas
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-— *1 -M T T kJ VOLUME XXXV[—NO. 66. BlytliGvllle Courier Blyilii'ville Herald Mississippi Vftllcy Lender niyilicvlltc Dally News Battle Lines Drawn As Third Term Talk Sweeps Washington WASHINGTON, June 0. (UP>I campaign to President Booseyelt in 1940 began today undoi- "abhiet a liicah and ec I ; mm « Jjate y to an mmouncDmcnl by Son Rus i D. IIo t (Dem., W. Va.,) that ], c would ask llio senate it tins session formally to oppose a third term Secretary of Interior Harold L. Ickes opened Hie tlrnfl- Roosevelt movement with Iho statement' "I want Roosevelt for a third » - — _1 __ term.' His announcement, • written for this week's issue of Look magazine came within 48 hours of revelation that Vice President John N Garner would seek the 1940 Democratic Presidential nomination regardless of Mr. Roosevelt's plans Ickes charged that anti-Roosevelt Democrats were back-stabbing the president. Without naming Garner, he ridiculed his candidacy as Hint of "one whose 'strength' is that of knowing nothing, saying nothing, doing nothing." Holt said his resolution would be a simple proposal that the senate express its sentiment against third terms. He has contemplated offering it for some time and told the United Press today il would go m tills month. Holt and the New Deal long have been feuding. toil. The Ickes article jarred the capi- It seemed to end the period in which it could be argued that talk of a third term was confined to those who sought to embarrass the president. And II had further significance because of the probability that Mr. Roosevelt will leave Jnm J5 on Welder Held As Man Who Fired Upon Duchess 1 LONDON, June c. (UP)— Led- wedgc Vincent L-awlor, 45, arrested in Delgrave Square lost nigh , al sawcd-off Duehess Qf was charged at Westminster police court today with being in possession of a firearm and ammunition with liilent to endanger life or cause damage, to property Lnwlor was described as a welders assistant from Nowington Causeway, in southeast London. He was taken to court nt 11:40 m. (G:4o a.m. EOT) from the Gerald Road police station, where he had been questioned nearly fl ll ?•! ,, b y Scollan(1 Yav'd aces. Until he reached court his iden- •ity had been a close secret. , As he entered the court, Lawlor vns somewhat disheveled. Ha is about five feet four inches tall RLE PETIT I BIS' VlU^,RKANSAS, TUESDAY, JUNE-0,. 1080 circle scarcely can do less than start the ball rolling. Tentative plans for a presidential visit to the' San Francisco Tali call for nn outward journey through North Qarollnn, Tenness, Kansas and Colorado, and return by a northern route. From Seattle Mr. Roosevelt would make a four day side trip by water to Alaska Ickes wrote that other leading Democratic contenders, were Garner, Secretary of State Cordelt Hull; Postmaster General James A Farley and •• Secretary of A«ricul- ture-.Henry^A.-/Walla'cc.-He -plated Thomas-E/Dewey, Sen. Robert A Tatt, (O.), Sen. 'Arthur H Vnn- denburg, (Mich.), and Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge, (Mass.), first among Republicans, but said none of the eight "could be influential in world affairs while at the same time commanding the respect of his own people." . : . : . "This is no time," he wrote, "for n candidate whose 'qiialificaHens' consist of the fact that he has been chirrupting weak opposltlon'to everything the world's greatest Democratic leader has done, orla candidate whose claim to office consists of the ' traitorous knifing in the back of the commnnder-In- chief to whom he lias sworn fealty, or one whose "strength" is that of knowing nothing, saying nothing, doing nothing." Ickes denied that George Washington opposed presidential third terms nnd cited efforts to keep former presidents Coolidge and Theodore Roosevelt in the While faced photographers outside the ' Ike station. Measure Will Be Held I Abeyance Pending Vol H Petitions Sufficient LITTLE ROCK, June 0. (UPJ- Petitions calling for a referendm by Arkansas voters on Act .Vo '(if a workmen's compcmnlloii Inw on acted by the 52nd General Assctn bly, were nied today with c G (Orlp) unli, sccrelnry of state The petitions, containing 1279 names, were filed by State Scnato Uiike Arnctt of Paris nn<1 R eprc tentative Wcoisey of PrRnkll] "Tlicse pctllions bear tho sigim tines of more than 12,000 qnnllflei voters from 59 comities and repre ~enl men nnd women from ever vnlk of life," Woolsey said "Tlie petitions are filed" nude authority of amendment No. 7 o ne Arkansas constitution W lilcl irovldcs '-that six per cent of the qualified electors may refer lo a vote of the people any measure adopted by the general assembly when an emergency clause Is no attached. "The object of referring this ncl pro- Warns "Encirclers" While Poising . 'German Who ^ved In; Spain • '^ '•'•••''• Is lo obtain n law that will „,„, tect both Industry and labor We are convinced there Is no conflict in the interests of the two nnd tlmt n bill will be initialed Inter that will be more fnvornble to both" Hall snld the counting of names on the petitions will be started at once.' He snld the petitions need only to carry (he names of 8,422 qualified voters /'to refer the act to the people and that Thursday was the deadline for the filing of such Jlc _ litions. The workmen's compensation law was one of Gov. Bailey's "must" ads passed during Ihe recoil legislative session. Attaches of (ho governor's office refused lo comment on the filing of the pctllions and the chief cvec° ullvc enroiile here from Fayclte- villc could not be reached BERLIN, June 0. (UP)— Fuehrer Adolf Hitler warned ; Britain and other "eucirclcrs" of Germany today that they will be sharply repulsed if they attempt to atlack the Reich. • Hitler and Field Marshal Wiihelm Goerlng reviewed a parade of 12000 3erman soldiers and aviators who 1 fought for General Franco in (ho Spanish civil war. ' Addressing the veterans Hitler comment, for House. Polls generally opposition to a reflect popular "My comrades, I cnn greet you at last. I am happy lo be able to see you and I am proud of you Accept the thanks of the German leopie, who press all of you to :hetr hearts." After reviewing the unfavorable course of the Spanish.uprising diir- ng the early days Hitler said: '•Your spirit shows that if the var mongers ever attempt to attack Germany they will be repulsed with B shortness of which the encircler.s do not yet have a conception." Democrats and Independents more or less committed to a third tenr tcrious troops since the World War He said: "Por the first time the new Ger- fey, y , \_Oki! }''' J!>mcs wan air force was allowed lo show win. and that It William H. Smothers, . , (N. J.), George W. Norris, (Neb) M. M. Ncely (W. Va.), Elmer Thomas, (Okla.), and Joseph B. Keenan, former assistant to the attorney general. A group of inside New Dealers led by Thomas B. Corcoran generally is credited with active organization of a third term campaign. Parley, considered to be among potential ..candidates himself, is known lo believe the president should declare himself one way or the other after this session of congress. But he repeatedly has said Mr. Roosevelt would be reelec.ted if he ran. Sen. Edward R. Burke, (Dem., Neb.) In public and other more or less conservative Democrats In private, have warned that a third term candidacy would split the parly. Various workers organizations have endorsed a third term, including the Workers' Alliance of unemployed and WPA clients, Reaches House Floor WASHINGTON, June 6 (UP) — A campaign to re-elect President Roosevelt for a third term reached the House of Representatives today as Representative Martin J. Kennedy (Dem., N. Y.) called upon Democrats lo renominatc the chief executive in 1S40. In a speech on the house floor Kennedy declared that the third term "myth" should be abandoned nnd said Democrats should select Mr. Roosevelt as their 1940 standard bearer. Zoo Imports More MonkejTj TOLEDO, O. (UP)-More.Rhesus monkeys have been Imported from India for the monkey mountain at the Walbridge Park zoo here. worthily bears the great traditbn which has come to il from the World War." Berlin school children were given Hall said the filing ol the petitions holds In abeyance 'enforce- rncn^of. the ciu • B> ; Carutiiersvirie taxi v And Bandit Unreported CARUTHERSVILLB, Mo June 5.— No report. 'of the finding of a. taxi cab in which ah 'unmasked. bandit escaped Friday night aflur forcing the taxi man to drive him south on Highway 01 past Steelc has yet been received. Tlie taxi driver, Odell Self, 19, opened a cnr door nnd jumped' out, suffering bruises, white the car was speeding along (lie highway, lie told officers. His kidnaper apparently, grabbed the wheel nnd continued on without mishap. Self said the man, a s(raii°cr entered the car In Carutliersvillc- and asked him to drive out of (own a couple of miles. As he drove out of the city limit.-, he said the passenger stuck a gun in his, ribs and told him to continue oil. " The car was a Bnick sedan, dark slue, with Missouri license plate No. 280107, it was reported For 'mer Local, Teacher Only Woman hi Alaskan Village One lone sweet pra vine «P ti window limy be Just another flower 10 most people but It means n home lo Mr. nnd Mrs. B, s Stciinrt, who have been visiting here from Selnwlk, Alaska. They left today after having been o of Mr and/Mrs. .L,. E. old ollwr friends here for a- few days Mrs. steuait, the former Miss Francos Miller, and Mr; Slcuart both formerly (might In Ihe schools of this city but recently have made their home in Alaskn. Mr. Stenart went there three years ago as a community worker nnd (oc!i- 01. Mrs. sieimrt joined him there twenty months H go. She is a Icfldi- "'• In Ihe Sclnwlk school. ait the sweet pen plant isn't the only plant they have been able to Blow, On the contrary, they have been successful In raising lettuce, radishes, carrots and turnips. But no potatoes I They tried Ilmt I All they were able lo dig up were po- .aloes ranging from Ihe slze-"of.n nnrbte lo a golf ball" which were encased in ice. They did have enough for one menl though ! They can have (lowers, most nil Winter long because slrnw flowei's Srow there. Popples, wild strriw- >erry, cranberry, salmon berry and blackberry bushes . blooming and vlld novels with purple blossoms •esembllng phlox ndd color lo the Alaskan landscape. Often the Hilox, having been dug U p with ocl used for roofing, blooms on he roofs of the Alaskan homes And speaking of the Alaskan ionics, don't 'make the mistake of hmking all ihese people live in now igloos, Mr. anil Mrs: Sleunrt OF IHISI Most of their homes rue l«B or of frame work of woo covered with B o<l blocks. In 11 Vicinity of Sclawlk, the pcopl 'invent (he rainiest notion what snow Igloo Is. Mr. sUmiirl c f . vouch for lliat. When lie first wen here, In order to aid his photos «pny, he constructed n ; snow ig g loo about which the natives gntli ere, curiously shaking their head W the queer mid ninnr.[ng thing Ihe while iimn could construct r«o Stctiaits themselves reskl "i a two-story wood frame 1 biilli! «« shingled on the outside I which .in built the class rooms am n workshop. i, "m^V,.! 1 lsn ' lnU lce » this little community which i nine miles north of the Arctic elide ami one hundred miles off lite coast from the Arctic Ocemi. The Wows begin nboiil' Ihe middle o October nn<| continue until some 'line in May. They don't nlwuys M'lmve according lu schedule Iliough for (his year when Mr am Mrs. Sleiiart hnd planned to leave May first, and hnd closed m r home, packed Ihclr bags li he plane and were rcndy to Inke off, a snow came up. Dlsnppolnt- nent prevailed, but there's no •cnsonlng with Alaskan weather so he vacation wns )x>stponcd , To console the Slciinrts, wlio had old all their food preparatory lo caving, Archie, Uie trader, Invited hem to liis home for n genuine lirkey dinner. His full name Is Archie Ferguson and lie Is one of he three white men In the uom- iKinlty, Mrs. stcimrt being the Continued on Page 3 heir ho Manager Of Hotel Glencoe; is Victim Of Paralysis^ . J. Marttnelli, owner of Ihte otcl .Glencoe, died at the hotel its morning, .11:45 jc^k tie, JurJgment On Mandate E ijX- peeled This Week; Uhi- maleResull Not Definite The mandate of the , Arkansas hich 'caused him to. be crltlcallv Jewish Refugees Are Still Seeking Port HAVANA, Cuba, June 6. (UP)— The government announced officially loday lliat more than 900 Jewish refugees aboard the German liner St. Louis will not. be permitted a holiday to attend'the parade and i lo land anywhere in Cuban ten-l- wns arranged that Berlin motion picture theaters should show all week films glorifying the work of Germans in the Spanish civil Lightning Bolt Turns On Hayti Fire Alarm HAYTI, Mo., June 6.—Hayti's crack part-time fire department was prevented from answering a false alarm during a rainstorm Monday when the local telephone operator informed them it was a lightning bolt Instead of her which set off the (owns fire siren atop the city hall- Ordinarily, nrc reports are phoned in to the oiwralor who closes a switch In the telephone exchange, lory, contrary to the indication yesterday that the refugees would le allowed to land on the 7.slc of Pines temporarily. since (hut time. Fimernl arrangements' arc in- mplele but services will be held huiiday In Memphis, where ' the mains were- taken this afternoon Mr.. Marilnetli hnd lived In ythcvllle four years since lie purchased the hotel but he spent most of his life in Memphis where lie wns connected with McGregor, inc., for many years. He had also operated a hotel at Dyersburg, Ten n,, for a number of yours Born in Mnylield, Ky., he moved to Memphis when very young in addition to his business, lip. 'was very Interfiled in Ihe Shrincrs of which he was a member, and was widely known Ihroiighoiit tlie trl- slnles because of his connection with traveling men who regularly visited Ills hotels. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Helen 'Murphy Mnrlineltl; his mother, Mrs. Ola Knrmirc ol Memphis; one sister, Mrs. Pauline Elliott of Tulsa, Okla., and a brother, E. A. Martlnetli of tills 'city. National Funeral Home of Memphis is in charge. Wilson Is Reported As Slightly Improved The' condition of Clarence H Wilson, who has been critically ill since last Wednesday, seemed slightly Improved late yesterday to clvc physicians their first hope that he might recover. Today, he continued to hold.his own, (hey snld. He is at the Memphis Baptist lospltal. Out-Of,Statc Hunters Who. Purchased Resident Licenses Here Assessed-Fines LITTLE ROCK, Ark., June 6- Pour Indianapolis business men pled guilty by proxy al Lonoke yesterday and paid fines of $56.73 eacli on charges of violating the state game laws.. The state Game and Pish Commission announced extradition would be instituted soon against 108 other ncn-resldents, 68 of. them the fire chief,and several members of the department. No damage lo the siren or Ihe city hall from Ihe bolt was found. Chicago Wheat July Sept open high 75 fl-8 76 3-8 75 1-2 70 1-4 low close 75 5-8 75 3-4 75 1-2 75 1-2 Chicago Corn open htgh low close Picas cf guilty were entered by D. N. Graves, secretary of the commission, who returned to the state yesterday after conferring with Ihe hunters nt Indianapolis. He was accompanied by otto Cummlngs, district game warden of Blytheville, and Paul Woadall deputy sheriff of Arkansas county! They had extradition requisitions signed by Governor Bailey Those who paid fines were: P. O. July 50 1-8 50 7-8 50 1-8 M "3-8 do anything - -' W O. C. Caylcr. don't think they intended to Sept. 515-8 52 m . to hunt ducks In Arkansas by Baxter Southern of Stecle, MO., a gasoline station operator who sought the (rucking company's business Mr. Ellis accepted and invited three of his best customers to go along. "The resident licenses , w e r e bought al Blytheville nnd the party went lo Suttgart for the html. When Mr. Cummlngs inspected llieir licenses lie become suspicious and, with the aid cf Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Milton E. ftobln- soti nnd Sheriff Uoyd LaFnrguc of Arkansas county, worked up our case against the four men. "When we went to Indianapolis we called a meeting of the Game and Pish Commission, the attorney general and the four hunters. The (juartet agreed to pay the fine and costs rather than face the publicity attendant to an extradition hearing. All are well known business men." ' The pleas ot guilty and payment 1 „„. cf fines were made before circuit j ar |' Judge W. J. Waggoner ot Lonoke. Mar Mr. Southern paid a $50 fine on! May day by W. Leon Smith of counsel for Henderson. The mandate' directs the circuit court to declare the nomination of Gladish ,ns Ihe Democratic party candidate for Mississippi county Judge In August, 1938 a nullity and to hold Henderson the lawful nominee of the pnrly. Judge Klllough Indicated that he would enter judgment In conformance with (lie supreme court's direction during tlie current week of circuit civil court at Osccola The high court held Henderson the lawful nominee In Its four lo three opinion on a niotlonX for a rehearing of Ihe cnse. It 'earlier had held Gladish the nominee by a live lo Iwo vote, upholding the judgment of Judge Killoiigh in the lower court. This opinion was set aside In the ruling on the motion for rehearing. Just what will be the effect of Judge • Klllouglrs judgment when lie carries out (lie order of the lilgh court remains to be seen Some attorneys declare that Ihe judgment will act as nn ouster of Glaclish, who now Is In office, having been elected at the general election in November, 1838 as the Democratic pnrly nominee, and that the olllce will Imve to be filled by appointment of the governor Others say Gladbh can continue to hold the office ns a holdover official from his previous term If (here Is no appointment. There appears lo be a general concurrence In (he view lhal if Gov. Bailey does make nn appolnlmcnt his appointee will be lawful holitcr of the office. (IT Just Apparently Detained At Precaution During King's Presence Near Border DETROIT, Jima'o. (UP)-S Russell, chief of staff or (\ w Ollv . mvM iris), Republican nnny w ocki'H In a cell al Immigration detention- quarters today only a few hours before the scheduled nrrlvnl of £ lug .George nnd Queen Elizaboth at Windsor, Ontario across the Detroit river. Russell was selml by limi!l s rn- llon officers when ho arrived here l>y train last night, lie was licensed of entering the United Stales on nn Improper passport. U. S, authorities liud been wnlchins Unwell for several weeks fU Iho request of England's Scol- nnd Ynrd, Ho was on a lecture lour of the United Slates and cnme here from'Chicago where ho nadc an address Sunday night Two weeks ago nt San Francisco Russell said "a slulo of war exists between Ireland and Great Mrllnln, "We declared war on Ihe 12lh of ast January," he snld. A week earlier, at Los Angeles ic was quoted ns saying (hat he ordered Ihe recent bombings In England. Meiimvblle Immigration officers between Detroit and Windsor teak pcclnl precautions to check Urn hotisnnds of Detroit nnd Michigan e.sldcnls who were trooping i Into •yindsor for (he 15-nilmitc visit of English royal couple there (o- "Irlsh Republican Army" which Russell heads, has no con- icclloii with Ihe government of Mn. 11 Is (.he only remnant of he revolutionary movement which Ml to the fnmoiis Busier rebellion if 11)10. light. The Divorce Score Perfect PLAINVILLE. Mass. (UP)—Divorce seekers meet little opposition In llils town of l.OOfi Inhabitants. Not one of the 12 divorce llbck brought here in the past 17 years has been denied by probate court, according to the WPA, Historical Records Survey. Sliced Toward US. ABOARD ROYAIi PILOT TRAIN ENROUTE TO THE UNITED 3TATES. June 0 (UI')-Pollcc nnd allwny guards fought n crowd of ,600 persons.; who smashed their ncs and raced .through'- thu union tatton to greet;King! George and Queen Elizabeth in Toronld today. -The crowd-milled abou'l" ihe'-royn' rain, stopping In .Toronto for 'n 0-mtnute servicing, nnd theh injeslles, smiling,'broadly, stepped lit on tho observation • ulntform 'id ivnved. Cheering crowds, which lined the racks of the roynl train, caused ic delay In arriving nt Toronto, lie train arrived there 'approximately 20 minutes laic. At Washago, n town of 400, more limn 6,000 persons lurned out and llic same wns true at other villages. Speeding southward toward the United Slates border the king and queen will cross tomorrow evening at Niagara Falls for n four-day visit In Washington, New York, Hyde Park nnd oilier polnls. SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS t — — , __ . __ U. S. Supreme Court efuses To Revtew Local Negroes' Case Cnn,lw« Bly , tll0vil!o nc w»/-BnbMes ami State Field Representative Attends Meeting Merc •This. Morning on the activities of the ocal c muter of tho American nc< Cross In Iho Chlcknsawba dlstrlc vere heard todny at n meeting 01 in executive board nt the elly hnl • l» morning when Mlwnrd j, untie of Little Rock, general flelc cproBCiilnUve for Arkansas, nttcnd- d the meeting. Mis. Harry Klrby was appointed > succeed Mrs. Marlon Williams 'l>o resigned he rposltlou on the oui'd Mrs. w. J.. Pollard wns leclcd n new member of the board Mrs. Tom linidshcr, executive ccrclary,'reported that'seven pelln- rn pullenls had been treated nm wonly-iivo children had come to he bonrtl f or cyo correction nm onsll cxainlnallons during Iho pnsl nonlh. Twenty pounds of yeast vns expended In Ihu treating of lie pcllnjjm pnllenls. A total'bf $47,48 Was spent last se clmnl a mournful dirge'. —* The negroes saw Ihelr last'hope lo avoid paying the supreme .penalty for the rnpe of a while girl ' here In December, 1934 vanish yes- lerdny when the United States eupicine court lefused 'to review their ease. Only n motion to reconsider, usually n formality, re- mntncd between the pair and death hi tlie'electilo chair. 'ilicy were convicted In circuit court here in April, 1835. They had uecii Indicted on a number of clmiges and were alleged lo be the pelting party" bandits who had singed a number of, hold-ups on lonely loads around Blytheville during the fall nnd winter of 1934 In which several while girls were said lo have been inlstrealiu.' It wns in one of Ihcse "pettlngi party" holdups Hint the negroes vere convicted of criminally Attacking a' on ctncrticnpy • relict ' am Municipal Plant Must Collect Stale Sales Tax New York Cotton NEW YORK, June C. (UP)—Cotton closed steady. July Oct. DOC. Jan. Mar. May 918 open . 831 . 810 . 803 . 789 895 918 high 832 811 804 799 890 Oil low 821 801 797 V85 783 912 close 822 802 795 185 783 Spots closed nominal at982, off 10. New Orleans Cotton LITTLE ROCK, Ark., June d.— The sales tax Is an excise or privilege tax, rather than a properly (ax, and n s such It musl he col- leclcd and paid on the sale and distribution of electric power by a municipal light, plant the same as on the sale and distribution of electric power by any. other electrical plant, Attorney General Jack Holt held yesterday. 'Hie opinion, prepared by Assistant Attorney General Mlllnril Alton!, went to slate Senator Jeff Brntlon of Paragould. Mr. Alford cited Supreme Court decisions to hear out his conclusions. Mr. Holt advised Mayor M. E. Bird of Earlc that Act 53 of 1933 which provides that the slate, counties and cities cannot, Issue warrants In payment of claims un- .1! the claimants show they have laid llieir slnle, county nnd city ,axes, does not apply to non-resi dent salesmen or companies or to persons who have not had to assess property for taxes. • callh corrective case 'work This mount. Included the care of four pspllal. cases. . Announcement was made 'llinl lie .first radio play by the Uttio neater Players In connection with 10 Red Wass; work would tic pre- cntcd 'Sunday afternoon, June 11 lie 16 minute play, "Death on a fig way," . will have in -Its-cast Paris McCalln-, :W.' K; 'Francis, Bill Chnmblm and Ralph Fnrrnr. Mre Jdhn M. Vcmlcs, i\ Little Theater member, was appointed to nsslsl Mr Farrar on the committee of public information In connection wllh Iho radio work to be dono by this group. It iviw decided tlmt the bonrcl will meet tlw first week in each inonth, the exact day of which will be announced by the chairman. Mrs. Tom rsrndshcr re|K>rtcd on the conference of Red Gross secretaries which she attended recently In Little Rock. It wns announced that Mrs. L L Hiibcncr will leave in (ho morning for Holllster, Mo,, to attend the rational Red Cross Aquatic school o lie held there during the next, IH'J weeks, white girl. Tho iDjiuy of clarence H. Wilson, foimcr Mississippi county sheriff, In January, 1035 when he, with Arch Llmlsoy, former deputy, v,ere seated In it paikcd car on n lonely rand In an effort to trap the bandlls led to arrest of the negroes. In an exchange of shots Hying ' glass from a broken- windshield lodged In Wilson's eyes nud It was feared for n lime that his eyslght might be Impaired. i , . Soon nflcr Ihelr conviction »• . "Caiuthers-Olnytcn Defense Com- lulllec" wns orgaiil/.ed. Its secre- .tnry.'p. Slovens Oauuh, said it was > niminled with the Association for .' tlie Advancement of Colored People, (lie International Labor Defense and (he League of Struggle for Negro Rights. , s : ' ••" Long Legal Fight 'That wns the beginning ,of one of the longest legal battles' eves' , ' singed In Arkansas In which -the'' ' lives of l«o mert were at stak'e." The negroes first appealed to-(he 4 Stale . supreme \cqtirt 'raising' -life 05 " "Scotlsboro angle'''that they ^ere denied their rights under Uie fourteenth amendment to the U.- S, constitution when no negroes were ncccpled on the .Jury panel from which Iho trial jury was selected. The Aiknnsns liibmia! affirmed. " their conviction, ruling the Issue could not form the basis of an ap- wnl becnuse It hnd not bcen-ra'lsed !n • the lower court. at the time of Ihelr trlnl. Attorneys for Clnyton nnd Ca- •iilheis prepared lo nppenl direct o Ihe supicme court of the'lmited States from that ruling. Action was delayed for months, nnd in -1936, vlicn the time for-the appeal-taking ind expired, Foimer Chief Justice 3, E Johnson ordered a mandate of the death sentence sent to'For- mer Oov. J M. Fiitrell so lhat he iilglit fix nn cxecuticii date. Knter Federal Court Attorneys for Ihe negroes then lurned lo federal dklricl, court Mrs. Sara Amenda Kirk Dies At Age Of 78 Mrs. Sara Amenda Kirk Ulod this morning, 7:30 o'clock, al the I'ome of a daughter, Mrs. Tom Hallroad street. She Curtis, on was 78. Funeral services Tuesday morning, will be field 10 o'clock, at , Number Eight cemetery with the Rev. A. W. Jfarrls, pastor of the Hlythevllle Methodist circuit, officiating. Horn in West Tennessee. Mrs. Kirk hnd lived In this city for ten years. • 'j She is also survived by another NEW ORLEANS. June 6, <up>-l <5augl - c .'> M - rs ' LoU sle « n s, ftnd a . , Cotton futures closed steady today, oft 25 to 00 cents a bale. July Oct. open . 924 . 8-13 . 820 high 625 843 822 804 803 804 low close S17 318 833 833 813 813 ... 804. 197 795 son. Billy Evans, of here. Holt Funeral Home is In charge. WEATHER" 797 795 Un- Arkansas—Partly cloudy tonight and Wednesday. Memphis and vicinity — Mostly dowdy, thunctershowers tonight and Wednesday, not much change In temperature. Alton McCann Exhibits Second Cotton Square ] where with a petition for "E "writ bccond honors for bringing the ot habeas corpus raising the same ftrsl square of cotton lo Blytheville rMlnl discrimination Issue and the !0 lo Allon ^McCann, of the Lost further contention that their c'on- 3nnc community, vvlio displayed vlctlon resulted from a spirit-.of hrce full .squares here yesterday, ' '"' iftenioon. The first wns displayed "nrller In the day by George Sny- ler, of Manila. Mr. McCann, who has some colon almost knee high, planted D. nnd P. L, variety April 18. Stock Prices NEW YORK. June C (UP) _ Slocks made advances ol fractions to two points to new highs on the recovery with volume Increasing,' A. T. fc T ins 33-4 Anaconda Copper 25 1-4 Associated'D. a , 77.3 Uelh. steel ]., .5% 5.3 Bochtg Air 23 1-8 Chrysler 705.3 Coca Cola 1271-3 Ocnern! Electric 3fl General Motors 45 Int. Harvester ,.. GO Montgomery Ward 51 1-8 N. Y. Central 153-8 Packard 33.3 Phillips jc Radio 6 3-8 Simmons , 24 1-2 Socony Vacuum 121-8 Standard of N. J 44 Texas Corp. 40 U. S. Smelt 51 1-3 O. S. Steel 49 5-8 Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS, 111,, June G (UP)-Hogs: 11,500 Top, 6.55 170-230 Ibs., 6.40-6.50 140-160-fas., 5.50-5,80 : Bulk, sows, 4.80-S.65 : Cattle: 3,000 , : Steers, 8.25-10.35 Slaughter steers, 7.50-11.50 Mixed yearlings, heifers, 8.00-0.25 Slaughter heifers, 7,00-1000 Beef cows, 6.75-6,75 Cutters and low cutters, 4.25-5.50 "mob violence" prevailing at the lime of the trial. The late District Judge John B. Martlnenu refused to act on the petition, ruling the negroes had not exhausted all the remedies In the' state courts Counsel for the two condemned men then sought a writ of error cprnm noWs which 'would have permitted the entire case to have been tried again in Mississippi county circuit court. This -writ was denied - them In 1937 and the negroes turned again to the federal district court .with the habeas corpus action. Denied the writ at Little Rock in March, 1938 by District Judge Thomas C. Trimble, successor to Judge Mar- tincau, they carried their fight to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, nt Si Louis. The federal appellate court refused to reverse the lower court on the race discrimination issue, ruling that an attorney for them In their original trial had waived their constitutional rights regarding negroes being on the jury. Supreme Court Appeal John A. Kibbler and Sclplo Jones, Uttle JWek negro attorneys .who were handling the legal fight, then (ippealed to the nation's highest court, stressing the racial issue and contending that Arthur Adams, Jonesboro attorney who originally represented Clayton and Ca'.uthers by app3intment of the, court/exceeded his authority when he waived their constitutional rights. The supreme court of the United States disposed of the case by refusing flo review It. Since the two nesroes were placed In the death house on April 17, 1935, they have watched 20 men go out of adjoining cells .'Is their deaths In the electric chair. Six of those were white-men, H were negroes. Two more men, cne white and one'negro, are scheduled to be electrocuted this month.

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