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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, August 24, 1936
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BLYTHEyiLLE COURIER NEWS ' ' ' 'NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI " ^ > ~* VOL. xxxin—NO. ise Blytlii'vllle Courier Blylhevllle Herald Hlylhcvllle Dally News Mississippi Valley Leader ARKANSAS, MONDAY, AUGUST .2-1, 1980 YOUTH FOUND SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTO After Entombed Miners Cheated Death Hitler Replies to Neutrality Plea With Direct and Emphatic Action. Crpvrigiil, United I'r'xs RERUN. Aug. 24 (Ul>) 1- The government notified France today thai it had ordered an cmbar-o on aims lo Spain, effective sit one;-. Thus Adolf Hitler, replied by direct action lo France's plea tcir neutrality in (he rebellion. Fears thai Germany would seek to cause further complications in the diplomatic crisis, caused 'ay the revolt, were tempered even before by the oirieial admiralty announcement that llm cruiser Koelu aiVl (.'.HI .torpedo bo:il; Steadier -and the Albatross in Spanish waters had left for honi" relieved by the cruiser Leipzig anil the torpedo boats Jiui«auer and Wolf. Kitssla Signs Agreement MOSCOW. Aug. 24 (UP)—Russia joined wholeheartedly in the move for non-intervention in Spain today when Maxim Lllvinof, Soviet commissar, and Gean Payart. French charge d'affaires, signet! a joint agreement prohibiting export of war materials to Spain or its possessions, effective when Ciermany, Portugal and Italy agree similarly. War Continues UnriVlrairted Spain's civil wnr ccntlnued to- daj with the unrestrtmcd sai, agery ivlff.;h has shocked l.V world and • there were no signs or an) thing but a Ion diann struggle, which, if it continues into the (unter will ic-ult in th-loss of ^c6unlle.,s more tl ui Mantis - tidn of property. It is war (o the , death with each side inflamed by, hale, determined never to give in. On the one hand are the rebels cen- sisling of the conservative element. Fascists, Monarchists, clergy and men of property. On [he ether is the liberals and radical government, supported bv, tl workers, Socialist, Communist. 1 ; and Anarchists. The rebels want a reactionary. Fascist government. The loyalists a left wlnj Socialistic coalition or all liberal elements. No compromise seems possible. A weighing of the conflicting claims of the two sides, balanced by more authentic' reports, smtij- glcd through (lie censorship by border and oilier correspondents, indicated almost a st3lemate today, the sixth week of the war. Apparent gains by the rebels In the sctilh ami west preparatory to an attempt to smt-s'i through to Madrid were balanced by loyalist strength in the northwest. in the Guadarrama pusses, north of the capital and in making a .strong showing in the Bay cf Biscay region. Tha international situation had brightened perceptibly and the powers seemed well on tlieir way to an undcr.-landing lo keep out of it and not let the Spanish situation. involve Europe in a war. Closini/ Stock Prices NEW YORK. Aug. 21 (UP) — Volume shrank on the stock exchange in sleeks and in bonds loday while prices were firm. Grains were led down by wheat, which lost 2 ccnls a bushel, col- tcn and olher commodities moved narrowly. 'A. T. and T 172 Anaconda Copper 38 Beth. Steel 02 1-4 Chrysler Ill 3-4 Cities Service '41-4 Coca Cola 113 3-4 Gen. Am. Tank 55 1-2 Oen. Electric 46 1-8 .Gen. Motors 653-4 . Int. Harvester 161-4 McKcsson-Robbins ... 10 Montgomery Ward ... 4! 1-2 N. Y. Central 40 3-4 Packard 101-2 Phillips Pet. 41 3-4 Radio 10 1-2 St. L.-S. F 2 Simmons Bed 3i> 1-4 Standard ot N. J. .. 02 5-8 ' Texas Co 38 1-8 U. S. Steel 67 Zonlte 65-8 Chicago Wheat open high low close Sep 112 3-8 112 1-2 110 3-4 110 3-4 Dec 111 5-8 111 7-8 110 1-4 110 1-8 Chicago Corn open high low close Sep 111 1-4 112 1-8 110 1-2 111 D*o 07 97 ]_4 96 1-4 90 1-4 A cup of colfee in each hand. A W. McCunn saved from tombmcnt, is shown at the right as he was taken to "a Moberly.^Mo' LpL. '"RCSC""" JuV emmer sexton one of Ihe lessees of the mine. Their two companions died as rescue crews tic-ally through Ions of rock ami dirt. At the left rescuers, are shown as they look one of from the. mulcrgrcund (rap lo Ihe surface. hours' en- him mis dug fran- Ihe men Fi lends Indicate Piesident May Dehvei Addiess on Dioun Tom "_- KJliT — Prcsidenl Roosevelt probably will make one major address on Ins western drouth inspection tour, close friends said loday, indical- im? the speech will be delivered cither at DCS Moines or Indianapolis. Mr. Roosevelt will be in DBS Mcines September 1 and will confer (here on drouth region problems with his Republican opponent, Gov. Air M. Limlon of Kansas and three other mid- west governors. After the Dos Moines conference Mr. Roosevelt will go ID Indianapolis where he meets four more governors for a discussion of problems in their stales. The subject of Mr. Roosevelt's projected address was not revealed. However, he has said that he docs not consider his drouth inspection tour lo be political and that he plans no "political speeches" until October. Mr. Rcosevell returned to the White House today after a 12- day r,'>scnc<3 from Washington during which he loured the eastern flood area and spent some time at the summer White House at Hyde Park. N. Y. Futrell Still Undecided on Special Session Call UTTLE ROCK. Aug. 21 (UP) — Oov. J. M. Fulrell again p^t- ixmcd his decision today on vhclhcr to call iv special session of the general assembly. The session, which would be onllcd to appropriate money for old age pensions, was suggested by the governor last week and he received the approval of a majority oi Ihc legislators. New York Cotton Infantile Paralysis at Steele Infantile paralysis, one of the most dreaded of diseases, has appeared in Iwo or more communities iHar'Blyllievilie" lately. There is JL case at Armorel, eight miles eisr a case . at -Stecle,-.12..mltfe north, and several possible cases, not positively diagnosed as such, also at Steele, while it Is also reported there is a case at Yarbro .but no olTicial confirmation of the Yarbro case has been obtained. Anna Ridenour, 15, of Armorel, is much improved after having been ill for a week but her right leg is totally paralyzed and her left leg, partially affected. The disease was diagnosed as infantile paralysis by Dr. A. -M. Washburn, county health unit director, Friday afternoon? . This is tl-.s only case reported to his office. It is rumored there. 13 a case near Yarbro but no details have been learned. At Steele, Jerry Hamra, six- year-old son of Sam Hamra, lias been ill for eight days. He was taken to Dr. Rosamond's clinic at Memphis, where his illness was diagnosed as infantile paralysis, and he was returned to his home Friday. His right leg Is paralyzed. It has not been decided wheth- | er or not Ciene McClure, young' daughter of Mr. and Mrs. .lohn i McClure, of Steele. and a small j daughter of Mrs. Inez Llp'scomb, I also of Slecle, have the disease.' Both arc ill and Ihc symptoms' are those of infantile paralysis/ physicians say. i Doiris Zohner, who was sent home-from school at Steele several days ago when it was believed she had the disease. Is 111 from malaria, it has been announced. The Slecle school will continue school officials said today, unless conditions later Justify suspension. NEW YORK. AUE. 24 (UP) — Cotton closed steady. cpen lii'^h low close Cc l 1155 1155 1140 1140 fee figs 1158 1143 1144 J"" 1153 IICO 1148 1118 J^arch mo 1110 1153 1153 May JIGS mjg jjM 1153 Jl| ly 1160 11(52 1151 1151 Spots closed at 1185. off 11. New Orleans Cotton NKW ORLEANS. Aug. 24 (UP) — After a steady opening on good cables, the cotton futures market eased off loday under hedged selling, scatlered showers in ' Oklahoma and unfavorably opinion ( 3f the European political situation. The close was 2 to 10 points lower. open high low- close Oct 1145 1141 1134 1134 Ucc 1149 1150 1137 1137 Jan 1150 1150 1138 1138 March 1158 I1GO 1147 1147 May 1153 I1S8 1147 1147 July '1145 1145 1145 1142b Spots closed quiet al 1170, oil Manila and Bowman Youths Killed; T>vo Others Are Injured' • • '*-T'wbV men' were ;: f o tal ly; ;if i j ifrod, another seriously and a" fourth was slightly hurt when a car and a truck-trailer collided Saturday night on Ihc 'JontsbDro- Lake City highway, near Joues- fooro. A. D. Harmon jr., 20. of Manila, driver of the car, Died Sunday morning nt a Joiiesboro hospital. His father, A, D. Harmon sr.. also of Manila, is seriously hurt. Earl Hawkins, 20, of Uownnn. died Saturday night, of internal injuries. Thomas Irwln. 22, cf Lester,' was slightly injured. A number of others received minor hurts. The two Harmons and Hawkins were in the car and Irwin and several others were In the trailer. Funeral services were held yesterday at Bowman, for Hawkins, who is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Hawkins, a brother and a sister. Funeral services were held at Manila today for young Harmon. \\m Ttt KS 300-Gallon Tank in Truck Trailer, Discovered by Officers. New Heart Surgery Believed To Be Near LONDON (UP)—The possibility or a new surgical operation involving tnc repair of Ihe 'ir.-irt is discussed in Ihe annual report of Ihc Roj a I College of Sur- grons. 1'lic opcMtion is designed lo lontcdy cciiiiin conditions in which the heart muscles are atrophied. H involves a delicate "grafting'' technique, the aim of which is to provide an alternative Mill of Circulation through the'heart. Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS, Aug. 24. (UP)—Hogs, receipts, 9,500. Top, 11.75. 170-230 Ibs., 11.50-11.65. 140-160 Ibs., 9.75-10.50.. Bulk sows. 9.00-9.75. Caltle: receipts. 0,500. Sleers. 7.65-8.65. . Slaughter steers. 4.75-9.50. Mixed yearlings and heifers, 5.50-8.85. Slaughter heifers. 450-9.00. Ucef cows, 3,75-4.75. Cullers and low cutlers, 2.753.50. , , - . Joe Owens and Herman Temple, driver and assistant driver of a truck and Iraller operaled by the Chambers Stove company of Shelbyville, Ind., were fined S'5 each in municipal cour^ this morning on charges of gas lax evasion. State revenue agents who arrested the pair when they were stopped • at the department's permit station, at the Arkansas-Missouri state line on Highway 61, said that they found a 300-gnllon concealed tank on the trailer flll- el with gasoline. Under state laws trucks are . not allowed to bring more than ' 20 gallons of gas Into the slate tax free. The truck slop- lied was cnroutc to Texas with a shipment of goods. Andrew Wigfall, negro, was fined $100 ""on a charge of assault and battery. Ellis Wyoming was fined S25 and sentenced to 10 days In Jail for pellt larceny. Dick Shlpp was £qed $13 for operating a car without a license. The following were fined >10 each for public drunkenness: Lloyd Paisley, Usrey Williams. Edward Stark. George Palptre and George Duncan. Forfeitures were ordered when defendants::! failed to appear to answer public drunkenness charges. They were: L,: B. Innls, Fannie Lee, Elmer Chenowcth, Ed While, Snooks Snyrier, J. E. Mc- Drldge and J. H. Puckett. BEATEN; TRIO HELD hrmei's Will Have More For Crop Than in 1935 Is Eslhimle. /"TLANTA. On.. Aug. 24 IUI'1 — ni'-le cclt:n farmer.! may jingle • M'.CW.OOO more in th«lr pccket,- this year than they did In IMS Cotton pickers had a goc:l re.i- foii : fcr sinking al their work us this month (hey slartol Ihe lask ol plucking Ihc white gold from the vast fields. For ihe estimate crop of 12,4HI.OOO bale.- ut present market prices will bring about SKili.OOO.OOD—approxi- mately $30.000,000 more lhan Ihe $593,077,OCO Ihal (he ID35 callcm crop brought. Lost season's crop was tO.(J38,000 bales. This Will add lo the collon bcl! farm purchasing power which• hai increased substantially above Ihc dark depression days of 1932 when the while staple brought only $424,00(1,000 at, the price average cf 0.52 cents a pound for Ihr year. "increases In manufacturing activity and Industrial payrolls have stimulated cotton consumption In Hie United Stales during 1935-3G and these, together with the substantial increase In ex|x>vls mid the record level,.of world con- suiuptlcn of all cotlon. are doubtless the brightest features in the situation . at home and abroad," Ihe department of agriculture's bureau of economics summed up Ihe situation as the 1830-37 col- ton picking season opened. The drouth Invasion of Oklahoma and sections of Arkansas, Texas, Tennessee and' Mississippi this month may result In the department's estimate next month-being slightly lower. :At. Ions', trade-ami private.', a reduction is possible. Bodies of Five Removed From Sriafl 200-Feel Below Surface. WILKES BARRE,. Pa., Aug. 24 'UP)—The bodies of five, miners were found in a shaft 200 feet below the surface today after fellow workers dug through earth, stone and Umbering for more lhan four hours to reach them. Authorities did not deteimine immediately whether Ihe explosion, which (rapped the men in the Sullivan Trail Coal company's West Tittslon mine was caused by dynamitu or gas. Rescue squads from nearhy mines had hurried to the scone. They worked ,in relays. A collapse oi ;i shaa limber ro;,f hampered them for a lime and It was not until 1:30 P. M. .IE. S. T.) that Mine Inspector Edward Curlis sent won! to the surface thai they had found ihc men. All were dead, he said. Reported Taking Anns Cargo| With 30 carloads tolallng ,440 tons of war , munition., re, orted envoi, e to Ven, Cru, from Me.xlco City for Its ca. S o o,, the rclnrn I'IP to Spain, (he liner Ma B a]]an M (above), conllscated by the Spanish government, became a menace lo the peace- of Europe Mnce Ihe shipment of nruis Ihrealencd the European neulrallty p nc l Fire Bug Is Still Active in Memphis MEMPHIS, Aug. 24 (UP)—Police today enlisted the aid of newspapers and radios and made tsvery citizen a "detective" lu a a determined effort to catch a maniacal fire bug who has created near panic by firing seven homes In the past two weeks. Aclnlg Mayer anil Police Commissioner Cliff Davis today called a meeting of police heads, state fire oiliclals and Interested insurance 'men to discuss neiv plans to catch Ihe fire bug after ihe seventh home was fired yesterday afternoon, ' The home was that, of the Rev. Alfred Lcarlng-Clark, w I tl c 1 y known Episcopalian minister, who with his family was away from home at the time The fire started In Ihc minister's study where the fire bug piled valuable theological books and manuscripts to make Ihe fire burn faster. Pauses .at Forefathers' Graves \tyliile Enroute to - New York. Safe of Wood to Withstand Fire Is Built Claim Hit-Run Motorist Struck Them on Floodway Bridge Sunday. MANILA, Ark.—Bill Caller, 45, and his son. Woodrow. 14, of the Little River community, received medical trealmcnl here yesler- day aflcr they were struck by a hit-and-run motorist early In the morning. The accident occurred on a floodway bridge eight miles south of Mnniln. Mr. Carter suffered n crushed chest. His son was lacerated about the back and side. Goth are ex;:eclcd to recover. CONNEAUTVILLE, fit., Allg 24 (UP)—Governor Alfred M Lan- iton paused In tills village to \lslt the graves of his forefather to- ilny while cnroutc lo New York where he will carry his Republican campaign for the White House thin the home" slate ot President Roosevelt. : : The Republican candidate will speak tonight at, N Y at 8 p.m., eastern daylight lime Ills air cooled special train rolled through cheering crowds today rrom Newcastle, Pa., which was the headquarters for a week-end stopover In which the governor opened his campaign at his village birthplace, West Middlesex Shooting Nc.-ir Landcm CONNEAUTVILLE, Pa., Aug. 24 (UP)—A state police corporal fired three shots today al a sus"- pectcd pickpocket Just as Goiernoi Alfred M. Lnndon was finishing a short talk to n crowd on Afaln street before leaving for Erie Pa. ' Govvcrnor Landon, who was ap proxlmately :iOO feet from the trooper, appeared not to notice Ihe incident, lie kcjil on talking None was Injured by the volley and Ihe Irooper arrested the suspect and held him In the .Main street until other troopers carno to ,his aid. The suspect' was Thomas Dclmontco. 20, who gave Philadelphia as his address. Hit by Oivn Drive OLEAN, N. Y. (UPJ— Mrs. G. T. W.. Hendrtx suffered a deep cut over her left eye when struck by a golf ball—her own.. Her delve bounced back oil a Irec. 16-Year-old Clear Lalce Youth Found at Walk? ei's Sawmill Yesterday, ^ > o Three joulhs were being.queT- lloned by sheriffs deputies at this (.ounly jail here todny in con- ncdlon with llri at i ack on Wgr _ ren Ram'jo, I0->car-old .. Clear I nke boy, who was round brutally beaten nt Walkers, sawmill, cost ut Uiylhcville, caily Sunda'y inoi nlng i.< nnmbo »as sdll unconscious t<S- day His condition was regarded as very berloiis He Is sufferln? ficm concussion and a skull frao- lure npparontlv caused by a blow with a blunt Instrument. ~ The youths held ore Grady Mnvwell, Elwood Johnson and 'Albeit Nelsler All aie under 21 jcai.s of age c Eddie B David deputy sherifT wlio conducted a <|i!eslionl"g of the liio, said that all three Kd- mlttcd having been with Rambo Saturday night, apparently on a. dilnklng spree, but that each-o'f the joiitln claimed he left (he olhers wllh Rambo and knew nothing cf any fight 01 troulble. Their stories confllc-ted In other tlctalls, David said. ' Young Rambo vins found by lm> sawmill owner who called Arcli Undsey, a deputy sheilff The lattti brought thrj Unconscious south here and .he was later admitted to Ihe Blythcvllle hospital Phjslclans desciibed his condition :as serious. CORVALL1S, Ore. (UP)—Prof. T. J. Starker, professor of forestry at Oregon State college, has built a wooden safe for fire protection. The professor Isn't kidding, lie worked on the theory that the average home or small office doesn't need a safe that will si a ml a fire that would destroy a building, since fires rarely burn -more than an hour before being extinguished. His wooden safe affords more proteclion lhan an ordinary mclnl filing cabinet, which transmits heat readily and is no protection at all, even against n brief enveloping fire, Starker believes. He found that a blowtorch directed against a two-Inch plank would not burn through In half an .hour, and In that time the opposite side of the plank was only moderately warm. Fallowing this lead, Starker built his cabinet of two-inch planking. He believes his valuables have reasonable proteclion. Ducks Ills Relatives AMERY, Wis. IUP) — Deserting his wild (lock fcr ucaceful family life on South Twin lake near here, n mallard draka—"David" the children call htm—has become so lame during !;elf-domestlcatlon that he will eat corn out of anybody's hand. Child, 3, Safe After 3-Mile Float in Ditch ROCKY FORD, Col. (UP)—This town's No. I miracle for this year was contributed by Martha Joan Harrison. 3, who fell into an Irrigation ditch, floated three miles downstream nnd still lives. The little girl was playing near Ihe dilch, which was carrying five feet of water, when she fell In. j She soon was missed and search-1 ing parties failed to find any trace' of her. j When a search of the ditch' failed lo disclose her body, a wire nctllng was slretched across | the stream at a bridge three miles below where she tumbled Into the ditch. About three and one-half hours after the girl disappcAred, she lodged against the net and was laken out of the water alive. She was revived and laughing in a short time. When discovered she was floating on her back with her eyes wide open. May Be. China's Envoy to U._S. Call Star Gazer SAN FRANCISCO, Cal. (UP)— Fong Shul Loui, one of the last of Ihe famous Chinese astrologers, after studying the stars, picked 12:15 o'clock, Sunday, August 16, as the most favorable lime for Hie Hop Sings of San Francisco's Chinatown to begin Ihe conslruc- llon of a new lour-slory build- Ing. Dr. C. T. Wang, above, formerly China's foreign minister nnd now a member ot the nalionalist Kuoniinlang parly's powerful executive commillcc, is reported to be the choice for Chinese ambassador lo the Unittd States, lie- would succeed Dr. Alfred S?.c, whoso resignation is expected. This picture of Wang was made during his visit lo America this year. He is a Yale Univmily graduate. Mississippi River'at Lowest Ebb in 11 Years MEMPHIS, Allg 24 (DP)—The Mississippi river today was'-at the lowest ebb here In II jears due to dioiilh condition'! duiing the sprlno- and summer The gauge showed one tenth foot aboie the z«ro level, a fall of rour tenths fobt' In 24 hours to the lowesl mark since September 15 1925 \\hcn the river fell to six tenths below the zero gauge. x Transient Loses Arms, * Legs in Catching Ride WYNNE, Ark, Allg 24 (UP)^-~ H T Mitchell 18, transient, from Slab Fork, West Vn., suffeied loss of both legs ai d aims to-day when he well under a freight train he was attempting to calch" at a. cross.lng "here. ,"i He was lushed to a Memphis hospllal where his condition wa» reported as critical. , \ Desert Munitions Ship ^ At Vera Cruz Docks VEUA CRUZ Mexico, Aug'-Sl" (UP) — The steamer Magallanes, loaded with 900 tons of war materials for Spain and ready: 16 sail, was held • hi port loday'by- the desertion of'qart of the'crenv" Part or the crew, in sympathy with the Spanish rebels, refuse,d- to sail because the war mater-,. ials arc designed for the loyal-' ists. Others feared that the ship' would be sunk by rebel warslilps' or planes. '• -.. : The cargo Included an estimated 50.000 rifles, S.COO.OOO. rounds ot ammunition and a large quantity of hand grenades. .."•• Nine-Yea^Oid Girl : Anxious to Have Home A pretty little nine-year-old girl, who Is very anxious to go to school, wants a home. The dark haired child, who is said to ba very intelligent, "Is at the home of Mrs. John-long, 421 S. Second street. " . .,:... Chicks like Hoppers : r SHERIDAN. Mo. (UP)_Worth county farmers couldn't eradicate grasshoppers, so they started catching them, grinding them iip and feeding them to chlckeru. The chickens nre thriving on ths diet. WEATHER ARKANSAS—Generally fair to-, night and Tuesday. Memphis and Vicinity—Unset-., tied, mostly cloudy tonight and Tuesday, possibly - local showers Tuesday. Not much change ^In temperature. The maximum temperature here yesterday was 96, minimum 74,' clear, according to Samuel ' f. Nonis, official weather obeervtr.

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