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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 25, 1936
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T ELYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS -^ ™ B DOMINANT «™ S1 >APKR OP NOIITUKAST AKK^AsT^ ^l™^"^^ ^ ' ' ^ ""^ • " T k-/ '£? • ti VOL. xxxni—NO. 1:17 Hlylheviltc Courier niylht'vllle Herald niythevllle Dally News Mississippi Vnlley Leader _l<l.Y'rilKVJl < | J B,'.A>K.AXSAS. TUHS1MY, AUGUST 25, SINGLE COPIES PIVB CMNTS FUTREli WILL HOT|ALL SPECIAL SESSION ^L f J*+M - _ " -i Mgnes Companion As Youth's Assailant IS USED OF Physicians Hold Li I lie Hope. For Recovery of 16- Ycar-Olcl Youth. Clrady Maxwell was named today by Khvcocl Johnson as the person who .struck Warren Rnml:o. 16, who is in n ctilicul coiidilitn wilh » fractured skull, In ' p, fight Saturday nhlit near Walker's sawmill, just c-nst of Ulvllievlllj. Eddie li. David, deputy sliciilf. who has been questioning Johnson, Maxwell and Albert Noisier. all under 'Jl years of age, said that Johnson changed his story from yesterday's disavowal of any knowledge as to how the altack .occurred and named Maxwell us Hambo's assailant. Maxwell, confronted wilh Jchnsoti's statement admitted thai he had struck Ranito in a fight but Inter denied niiy knowledge of [lie attack, reverting to his story of yesterday the officer said. Cm til said Ihnt Johnson told him Itie three youths were drinking in the vicinity of Lee's gin, just cast of Blythcville on Highway 18. Noisier left the others and walked to (he business, dis- • trlcl of the city to gel 'a harp. While lie was. gone a negro appeared on tlie scene and Maxwell, declaring :'-that 'the ..'negro was a friend "of his. asked Rambs" to give him a drink out of their ,_;• bottle, it was : slaled. ' v i\ ^ • Jormsoir ,told the pfficcr.«tHftt' ...- -'Rarabo^^prc-l^sfed^ * .^saj-iilg V/.tliat • -Noisier had laken Ihe'bailie with' him and that he didn't have any liquor. Maxwell and the negro kept insisting that Rambo give the negro a drink and finally Rambo walked oil, Johnson going wilh him, he lold David. Maxwell and llic negro followed, Ihe pnir continuing to pester Rambo. Finally Rambo picked up a stick and warned the pair not to bother him, Johnson snid. They continued to follow close on him and he turned and struck at Maxwell, missing his blow, it wns staled. When he did, Maxwell picked up a lieavy club, swiui^ it wilh both hands ami felled Rflmbo. Johnson stated. Then Johnson fled from the scene with tiie negro pursuing him, he declared. ' Tlie last he saw of Rambo and Warren the former wns on "tiie ground with the latter over him beating him. he said. Johnson declared that the negro chased • him until he picked ii|) a rock and threw it nl the man. After that he started running again and did not see the negro ngain. he said. Maxwell first admitted striking Rambo but later denied such action and insisted he knew nothing of the attack after lie had started-out to show the officers where lie hnd thrown his club in a ditch, David said. mile hope was held for Rambo nt tlie hospital here. He is still unconscious. Arkansas Counties Added lo Drouth Map WASHINGTON, Aug. 25. <UP) —The nation's official drouth ninn was increased lo include 1.011 counties tcdny by Ihe deportment of agriculture drouth committee which designated 23 additional! (-ounlics in five stales as emergency ureas. The additional counties are cev- cn in Arkansas, seven In Illinois, three in Minnesota mid one in Nebraska and live in Virginia. Those in Arkansas are: Conway, Faulkner, Independence. Lawrence, Montgomery, Polk and While. 'Republicans Assure Party Nominee He Will Carry Empire Stafe. nUPPALO, N. Y.. Aug. 25. (UP) —Republican leaders, gathered with Gov. Alf M. Landou today in conferences preliminary to his firsl major appeal lo New York voters, assured him that prospects were the brightest fincel 1328 and thai tiie Landon-Knox! lickct would win in November. Stale Republican- Chairman : Melvin C.: Eaton . cmerged'"*^om the conference room snfilM*. 1 confidently and said thai the first test polls were showing that the GOP •had-an 'unexpectedly, large upstate advantage over Roosevelt and that stlie., Republican' candidate, inler- :rurobd-" his New :- r York .^campaign licaii -" sia'te ttfiinb'if % *of"'knnsns which is in Topeka. Landon established himself on the 16th floor of the Staticr hotel after a triumphant parade through the city. His visit here will culminate tomorrow night in an address in which he is expected to discuss governmental administration and its relation lo spending. Torch Sets Off Gas In Farm Storage House STEELE. Mo.—A lass of approximately $3DO was caused in the fir,! at the T. W. Whitfield farm near this city over tiie weekend when an oil house and storage room were completely destroyed. The fire caught when two small l»ys went inlo the house to got some gasoline to take to some m-n working on a tractor near by They were carrying a torch and tiie names ignited the gas within a few inimites after they readied the ] louse. Extorts Declare Billion Dollars In Dividends Already Reaped. {.'rryrufhf, liv United 1'ress WASHINGTON.' Alls. 25 (UP) - Civncnittan stockholders alread) liiive rraprd n billion dollar harvest in dividends naid out bj firms affected by the 1935 cir- ivrale lax law, treasury expert: cst'imlcd today. Trmsrry sinltsticfi shc-.v an es- I'lr.alcd Sli.lCO.COO,OOT canuratioi liimiie. (his year which will b s'-bjcct to Die 7 to 27 per cent tux passed bv Ihe last rougrr's" unless distributed to stockholders CHicinls e.xpccl thnt a Urge 1'crtion. perhaps most of that lal. will lie paid oiil lo stockholders before Ihe end of Ihe year. The dividends are ejected to result in Improved business and place many taxunyers in Ihe higher Income brackets. T.IX paymcnt.s from these increased incomes are counted upon as a major fnclor in anticipated increased federal revenue. General business Improvement also is expected to result in added federal income frcm cllicr sources. These expectations formed the basis. Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenlhau jr.'s recent letler lo-President Roosevelt saying lhal no new taxes will be necessary at the next MssloVJ •of congress. - - ^--^t.'.. 1 ? Reports since then of coniinued business improvement and corporation dividends luivc .substiin- Haled that letter, Morgciithau said today. Tlie administration intends lo carry out Its proaiise cf a "no new tax" recommendation to Ihe next session of congress, lie ^said. Five Miners Injured at Rioting at Potosi [Ylin- Planl. era! New Orleans Cotton 'NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 25. (UP) —Cotton was very steady in a quiet market todny and closed 5 to 10 points higher. The principal mnrkct factor was the con- linuetl dry and hot weather over Oklahoma, most of Arkansas, and the northwest of Texas. open high low close Oct 1137 1145 1134 1143 Uec 1141 1140 1137 1147 Jan 1143 1148 1H3 1143 March 1H9 1157 114S 1157 May 1149 1158 1148 1153 July H 53b Spots closed nt 1177. up 7. Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS. 111., Aug. 25 (UH)—Ifcgsr receipts G.500 Top 11.60 170-230 Ibs 11.40-11.50 140-160 Ibs 9.00-9.25 Hulk sows 9.00-9.B5 Cattle: receipts O.COO Steers 7.75-9.0!) Slaughter slcers 4.75-0.50 Mixed yearlings and heifers 5.60-8.00 Slaughter heifers 4.50-9.CO Ucef cows 4.00-4.75 Cutters and low cutters 2.75-3.50 Huffman Youth Dies at Hospital Here Monday Samuel Copehnd. 13-ycav-old son of Mr. aitd Mrs. C. 6. Cote- land, of the Huffman community died at 5 o\-lort yesterday after-' .-non at (,'ic l-.l.iheville Im-pita! .Fnniriil s?rv:tvs vc-re heir, tl t ;< n.o.ning r.i. 10 o'clock at Nan;bi-'KIM. cer,i-.V,-v. Tiie Moss i-'n::- finl Ser;:;r. 0,5, i,, c ; 1; i if .., ( funeral arra'^tinirls. He is -jurO:;! : 3 iiis ;, ( re>it-; •-mi three hrothers, Chesi-- I n tllid CtVX!-!. Corn OIMII high low close Sep 110 1-2 113 110 1-2 112 3-4 D«' 05 1-4 97 S5 96 7-8 Closinf/ Stock Prices NEW YORK, Aug. 25. (UP) — Stocks gained fractions lo more than a point in a quiet market today. Bonds advanced with 13 United Stale;, government issues obtaining new highs. Commodities were mostly higher. The dollar moved narrowly in terms of foreign exchange. A T and T 174 1-4 Anaconda copper 37 3-4 Bethlehem steel 03 . Chrysler Ill 1-8 Cities Service 41-3 c «a Cola no 1-4 General American Tank 55 3-4 General Electric 46 1-4 General Motors 651-2 International Harvester 7$ 3.4 McKesson-Robblns 93-4 Montgomery Ward 44 1-2 New-.York Central 405-8 Packard 10 3.4 Phillips Petroleum 421-4 Radio Coru 101-2 Simmons Bed 361-2 Standard of N J 625-8 Texas Co 33 U S Smelting .'."" 71; 7 s U S Steel ;; o, ,." Warner Bros 12 7-8 POTOSf. Mo.. All?. 25 (UP)— Fii-e striking lilf miners were injured today in rio'iiiB at the Superior Mineral company jibnl. when non-union workers, armed with clubs and stones, sped through a picket line in heavy I nicks. About 300 pickcls were nillliir; around llic plant when three Irucks. loaded wilh fi.) to 75 workers, pressed down on them. The pickets closed in toward the entrances. Workers leaned from the trucks and swung freely with their dubs and succeeded in getting iulo HIP plant. The scene quieted immediately. Deputy Sheriff Patrick A. Han- Ian fired one shol over Ihe heads of the fighting men. He said he would deputize more mm today fcr use in case of further violence. Theft Is Cosily CAZENOVIA, N. Y. (UP)-All- drcw William Haahr, 23. Syracuse, is serving a six months term In Madison County jail for tlie theft of 10 cents from a poor box in St. James Calholic Church. York Cotton NEW YORK. Aug. 25 (UP) .Colton closed steady. open high low clos= °ct 1145 ||49 1139 1146 Dec - 1U8 ||53 1143 1145 ^n 1151 1156 1145 1156 March 1155 1152 1152 1161 May 1155 H63 1153 1102 July 1155 H60 I! 53 1160 Epols closed quiet nl 1191. up 0. Spot Average Is ll.GJ The average price of 7-8 Inch middling cotlon on the 10 lead- Ing spot, markets today was 11.67. the Blythevllle Board of Trade reports. Chicago Wheat open high low c'.osa Sep 110 111 1-8 100 1-2 110 3-4 Dec 109 1-4 110 1-8 103 3-4 109 7-8 Changing That very serious, expression worn by the usually gay Joan Bennett as she tells her story lo Judge Arthur Criim at Los Angeles !s occasioned by the batllc .over allcralion of daughter Diana';: -mine from Fox to Markey. fl'he. court approved the chiinge aller she testified that John Marioji Fox, Diana's father, abandoned lief when the baby wns two months old and Gene Mnrkcy, her present husband, was the only father the child knew. Cotton Dusting Pilot I Hurt Near Clarksdale CLARKSDA1.-E. Miss.,' Aug. 25 <t)P>— Although his concUtton remained serious Edward Vincess, Dallas. Tex., who was Injured yesterday, when his plane crashed while dusting ' cotton near here, is reported to have shown improvement today according lo physician's..'" 1 huTss wrG employed nfi a pilot on the Hownrd Stovall pian- lallon, 15 miles from here, lo dust collon for army leaf worm. The crash occurred when Ihe plane struck a telephone pole as Vinci'Es flew low ever the field. Tbief Steals Seed Peas From Aged Truck Farmer W. J. Wllbern, 71, who ekos out meager existence on Ills 1-2- icre truck farm on Ihe soiilhcnst edge of the cily, reiiortcd today ihe llicft of a 24-pound Kick of sceil peas, a pencil nuti a slick :in from his home yesterday. Wilbern sail] he and his wife were in Ihe Held working while an aged neighbor. Mrs, Carney, was silting in the yurd, shelling >eas, when the liiief slipped inlo Ihe house, stole the pencil and stick pin, worth rive dollars, he said, and then took ,lhc sack of icas from off the porch. Britain May Raise Duly On Coronation Flags LONDON. (UP).- Foreign-made lags, pictures of the King and other articles suitable for Hie coronation may be subjected to higher import duties. Increases are being considere:! on articles for use in or commemorating the coronation, or as souvenirs, which have n rcpresen- ation of the King or any member >f the royal family, any royal em- >lem, or bear a flag of any country in the British Empire, or nre in my way suitable for th ccorAna- lion. Wes Ferrell Re-instated By Joe Cronin Today BOSTON, Aug. 25 (UP)—Tlie suspension of Pitcher Wes Ferrell fcr deserting the pilcher's box last Friday in a game wilh the New York Yankees was lifted today by Manager Joe Crontn cf Ihe fioslon Red Sox. Ferrell will pitch Thursday against the Detroit Tigers. j Sues for Divorce Mrs. Helen George has filed suit in chancery court here against B. I. George, asking a divorce on the Resolution Requests Association to Study Mooney and' Billings Trials. BOSTON, Aug. 25. (UP)—Tile American bar association wns osked today to Investigate circumstances surrounding 1 conviction and Imprisonment ol Thomas J. Moon- ev and Warren K. Billings for the San Francisco Preparedness Day parade bombing. If alleged abuses concerning their conviction and subscmient appeals are substantiated tlie resolution asked the association lo "render legal aid anil other assistance which in Us discretion it shall deem necessary." Citing lilnck Legion flORgings and murders, reported attacks on WPA workers by police, arreits of RCA strikers in New Jersey and oilier simllnr outbreaks another resolution asked that a special committee be appointed to investigate and study llic origin expense and effects of attacks against the civil, rights and liberties of the American people." Roy W. Harper Re-Elected As Democratic Chairman STEELE. Mo.—Roy W. Harper, of Caruthcisviilc. son of Mr. ami Mrs. M. II. Harper of Hits city, has been re-elected Democratic! County Chairman, an office lie hns held for the past two years. I The unanimous vote given Mr.] Harper was recognition of some of his leadership, other officers elected arc as follows; vice-chairman, Mrs. 0. W. Lctncr of Wardcll; coinmiltcewoiiiiin from Little River township: secretary, Luther Curtntr of Braggadocio; treasurer. Mrs. L. D. Payne of Steele. Loyalists Promise Five Executions For Every 'Attack Victim. IIKNDAYE, French - Sp'nhh I-ronllcr, Aug. 25 (Uj>) _ v/hlle rebel chines bombed tho beautiful CC..-1HT of .Spalc. inljoinini; (Ms uoitlon of the French frontier today, loyalist militiamen Ir- P«n rciindtiiK up wcincn and children of families suspected of icb^l sympathies. They will join l.BDO men already held us hoslasri's. Meanwhile Aslurlas miners slipped past rebel machine gun OHloosts at Ovledo under cover of darkness and began dynamiting sill I'ibiin houses, at duwn In prop- araUcn for n llnal ass^iili on the city, n:ca-di!Y; lo loyalist dispatches. Authorities prevented the mass slaughter of tin- 1,500 hostages during tho night by dispatching heavy guards lo tlie jnil anil promising lliat fer every person killed In n rebel bombardment by airplanes or warships, live hostages would be executed publicly. Atler announcements lhal no one wns kllkd in rebel bombardments yesterday which caused the threat to storm tlie jnlls and the. premise of public executions, loyalist sources said Hit morning Hint 100 'persons were killed In the. bombardment of Mm, Pnsajes .niKj_.8iui Sebastian by rebel planes and "warships yesterday and lodny. . • . This statement was not official ami wns not confirmed. , Uut np- i:«rcnlly authentic reports wore that four persons were killed in n bombardment of trim this morn- Ing and It was nssimicd [lint 20 rebels would be shot in reprisal. Ickes' Son Acquitted of Drunken Driving WOBURN, Mass., Aug. 25 (UP) —Robert It. Ickes, 23. son of Secretary, of Interior Hnrold L. Ickes, was acquitted today of n drunken driving charge after a hearing In u crowded courtroom. Problem: Apple or Grapefruit? Hunter's Paradise HONOLULU (UP)—Hawaii has undertaken, to make ilself the American sportsman's paradise. Quail, peafowl, guinea hen and pheasant raising have been undertaken on a large scale to this end. Poor Hunting BURRELL, Cal. (UP)—With the California deer hunting season In full swing, two hunters here admit that their entire toll to date .'ias been seven skunks and one ten-rattle rattlesnake. Safe Is a Problem KE.MMERER, Wyo. (UP)—Police were unable to discover how - - ---D ^.'thieves removed a 1,000-pound ground of dcserlion. safe from a garage here and look 1.. E. Alexander Is attorney for It inlo Die country where It was tlie plaintiff. ' | rifled. Whether she should trade her silver apple for a grapefruit is the problem posed to Mile. Corrino, Texas Cenlennial nude dancing star, by residents of the lower Rio Grande valley. They tay since grapefruit is Texas' biggest fruit crop and Corrine Is a Texan herself, why not a Centennial grapefruit dance? Cor- I'ine says she can make a grape- frail dp, bul, until the issue is decided, she continues her apple dance, above, which brought her OneiKilled, ISjHurtln Prison Riot MII.IKDGRVILU;. Gn,, Aup, 25 i III')—Ono pilwmiT wns killed, 15 ilhm wounded and a I'i'nuV-r of convicts L'l'alen In n riot at t'te Clcersla slnli. 1 prison enrlv tcritiy CJi'urds un<! u i|i-tnll of Mncnn fn'lcoincn quelled tiu> dlsiiubamc nflL-r chairs, cols and nthrtr c •!! cqulpm-iil ivas wrecked by the rioters and one, b'.iildlivi ssl afire. W. K. Mchnnlvl, 31, of Atlanh. wns shot u hi I killed wht-n miar Is llrnd Inln n while dcnnilory. Tlie prlsc-Vcrs mie nltei:ipllmj. lo !.vi- l.or dawn a door according to Rolniiti Lawrence, 'prison -superintendent. Ftfle-m other cu'ivlc's were wounded when tin- guards lliv.l Into the men who were using lio:i b'jds anil other furnlttire 1-3 butturlnp rams in nn elfort lo trenk liirum-.h the ddois to freedom. Sunn-lnleivlcnt L.".wrrivce said that lie was siMnmoned from home Monday nti-iit und when he reached the institution Ihcre wns n (ji'enL upraiir. "About in of the boys aol tiie other prisoners agitated," Lawrence said. "We've got some pretty b«d .fellows down here, tank robbers, hold-up men and blliers of the like. "There were about 600 men In the white dormitory where the di.sluibiince slnrled. Thlms were pretty rough for a lime." LEI FOR Futrell Says Outlook ; Is For Waste of Money?iti Special Session. " i'*, LITTLE HOCK, Aug. 25. (UP) -Gov J M Futrell declared'to- day that no soccial session of the genual assembly would lie.called. In a (.iiUement descilbing the :unent political situation the gov- cnioi said thnt a •ipeclal session on lliu occasion inleht conttaue foi many days. > He pointed out that It wni evl- dqnt the incoming administration opiHjsed Hie move and as a result It might become largely politieal and icsnlt In a long session, theie- by wasting public funds "which, aie milch needed for Ihe old age pensioners" , °. "Foi fem of such a slate 'of .ralis I say let the Incoming ndmlnls-dallon have Ihe credit for Inkliiu tlie money aralmllated'auil liicicnslng the old age pension Ihe pensioneis may need the moncj latei woise than now By not culling a soeclal session thfer» k cerlatnty Ihnt none of thfa money will be waited" ' "j.f Tho govcinoi sent letters'! ,b members of the general assembly last Tueiday night asking them whelliei they would meet In' >x- ttaoidlnaiy session and correct dcfctts In tlie sales tax bill! in order to pioilde more than $485000 for old age pensioners ' . Tills mpniliiK three-fourths of. the icglshitois weio said to havs replied, favoiably. *., Funds nmountbig to $105000 plus current revenue from othir sources still are available to pay old age pensions, the governor Sultl. • •- • , v ( s ',»!l! t l r F" : .'!».'» | 1 "«'md-neier Virginia Senator Express- WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 <UI>>- Scimlor Carter Glass (Dem.,. Vn) annoimccd after an hour long conference nt (lie- White Hous; today thnt "I am gol"!,' to vote for tlie rc-c!ce(ion of llic president." The peppery Virginian, who at various times has disagreed with certain administration policies nddcd distinctly: "f have never lind any other idea." Further than thai, howcv2r, Glass would nol go. lie declined lo state whether he would make a speech for the national lickol. Asked concerning the Democratic changes in Virginia he snapped out "nonsense," when It wns suggested that the' Ilepub- licnns might win the state. Glass came lo tiie While House at Roosevelt's request. To nl) queries as to tlie nature of their conversation, he countered with the remark: ; "You will have lo ask the president." Attorney General Carl E. Bailey said ::No comment," this afler- noon concerning Gov J M Fu~~ .So,,. s "" cm ™ t m a spcc| r Wilson Henry Member of New Hardware Firm It was announced today lhal Wilson Kenrj'. veteran hardware man of lilythevllle. is a member of- the new firm which has pur- cli(!s°d (he Ohcrsl Glore Co. Mr. Henry ar.rl J..W. Shoiise own the business, which is to be know.i as Ihe Shouse-llenry Hardware Mr. Henry, who came hero 15 years ago from Hopkinsvillc. Ky., has been connected with the Hub- tard Hardware company since that time. For some time he has been pssMant manager and buyer nnd ir widely known in this line of business. Inventory is now being made and the new owners plan to take charge Saturday. Husband Cowed Her SAN JOSE, Cal. tUP)—Grace Moore should remember that she was obliged to milk a cow at Hollywood once. Mrs. AnnaKncp- ner of this city has asked for dl- voice on the grounds that she has been obliged to milk cows for 31 years. Snakebite Cure to who hns the honor of getting the fust rattlesnake bite of the season. Jack Walters was the winner this year. Application of anti- venom serum within fifteen minutes saved him. «nd l,ad : -nor;cca','ied^ J f^r l S: 3 senate any appointments made by the prloi administration but« ndded "my successor Is able to' completely dominate the lure. He can have ed. If that shall be his the ".east."' 1 " '^ C ° nCCm " le ln . "Under the clruimilnnces I think '»! session should not b« Driver Grove Baby Is Colitis Victim Monday Daniel Kiyti.K :-,,rlngcr, srmi- nionths-olci 50.1 ct Mr and Krs P:arles SyringLr ct the Urh«r urovc community, died r.t = 45 o'clock ycsLiV-v altercoon after n weeks illnu-i of cohtt'i , £ Funeral sen ice; weie held this afternoon wn f , ,)ic Rev Louis nil?, and (he 9^.; Rccce Dlok _ inson ofllchllii" Interment Mas miirie at North Saivlia csnif-erv The Mais i-i:iiini Service nfa'i In charge of funeral Jle f:i s'.-mee by his poienls nnd two iistir,, Iiltie ar-.d dob- Ginning Season Is Well' '. Underway Around Steele STEELE, Mo. — Ginnlm? season' in this vicinity Is in full swing this week all gins In this city are ruining steady and cotton picked arc seen in almost eiery field. There will be approximately 59 bales ginned in Steele this year before a single bale was ginned at ihe same time last year. A number of cotton pickers from various places have already arrived here and now all have employment but unless a rain conies within this week almost all farmers will catch up witli their picking by the last of next week Some damage is being done by : the worms here and In some places the crop has been cut Half by the drouth nnd other things but in general farmers in this vicinity have a reasonably good cotton crop but feed crops are shorter than in years. WEATHER **'' ARKANSAS—Generally fair o- nlght and Wednesday. Memphis and Vicinity — Mostly change in temperature. Tlie maximum temperature her* yesterday . was 36, minimum 71, clear, according lo Samuel F. Nor- rls, official wealher observer. ' <

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