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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS Tl IE llOMfM A WP Mirnrai>Ain?u CM* Mfuvpnt»A n.n * ti>. ~ -_ . _ • ' - • *^*^ VOL. XXXIII—NO. 1JI Blythcvllle Courier lilyliii>ville Hero til THE DOMINANT lilythcvillc Dally News Mississippi Valley LcniU'r >Al'Etl OF N011T11KAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOU1U ARKANSAS. SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 1930 SINGLR COPIES FIVE CENTS] RETURN OF NEGR Rtitli ChaHci'toii Race Begins; Fliers lo Visil Hoi Springs CLEVELAND, Aug. 29 (UP) — Twenty-four men and 10 women, entrants in the 5.000 mile Ruth Chattel ton air derby, begun tak- ini! off on their week-long flight lo San Diego, Calif., at 10:31 A. M. toilay. Find Body Of Woman In Shack MEMPHIS, Tenn., Ana. 29 (UP) j —The body oC an attractive young woman, 18 lo 20 years old, was louml stretched out in n coal shed here today. • Mystery sur- romuied her Identity, and cause of her death and her presence in ilie shed. , Some residents near Ilie slice! lold police they heard an automobile puss through im alley at the rear of the shed about 4:30 A. M. today and that possibly Ihe motorist stopped to unload his dead burden. The car drove away after .stopping 5'or 10 minutes,'it was j said. Police found tlie body lying nt W]ien Lanclon Blasted Tax Laws First off was Miss Knlhcrlnc •Siil Pun Cheung, Las Angeles Chinese. The other fliers followed at! full length on an old mattress one minute intervals. | It was clad in a pink lace dress Tin; nice each year is a prelim-, with a blue leather belt and inary lo tile national air races, | brown wooden buttons, being held this year in Los Ang-| The girl was slender and about eles. Last .summer the fliers flew from the coast to Cleveland, where the races were staged. The derby is flown by easy stages with emphasis less on speed than upon skillful navigation. Today's first stop was to be at Cincinnati for lunch. Tile party will halt In Louisville tonight. Thence the coui-se leads through Nashville, Memphis, Hot Springs ami Dallas where the "eastern wing" of (tie race will end. Derbyijits will set down their planes at San Diego Sept. 3, then hop lo Los Angeles the next day. Each entrant must estimate his p'ane's cruising speed. Those whose lap limes are closest to their estimates .will receive points upon which distribution of prize money will be based. Miss Chat- lerlon is not competing in the 5 feet, 2 inches tall. She had reel-! dish brown naturally curly hair ami brown eyes. A black smudge, almost in the form of a question mark, was at the corner of her mouth. A red smear, apparently lipstick, was on the right shoulder. Rain and Wind Storm Hits at Pittsburgh Pl'ITPBUROH. Aug. 3!) I UP.— Rain, lightning and an 80-niilc- an-hom- wind caused heavv damage In Ihe Pittsburgh district today. The rain littered streets vdth mud and clctris, flr,o;lcd stnv.' tas(.-r.ents, mnit:nned automobiles deep pools of water and de- II-l lull ,;> livJU LulltJVCtlUK JU Vlll; . , race but paced the others in her " l ™ d U ' oh , C3 ', sm ' ci : cabin plane, with her own pilot. SIM To Kn'eriain ilicrs HOT 'SPRINGS, Ark., Alij. 29 —Plans arc tainj completed here to entertain pilots and p.nsseng- ors o( planes, entered in the -193Q Ruth Chaltert'oh;'" cievelSmT lo Los Angeles derby air race. The planes will make an overnight .stop at the Hot Springs municipal airport. Sunday. The. planes will land in Hct Springs Sunday afternoon and Sunday night a banquet will be held at the Belvedere Club in the fliers' honor. After tiie miet a dance will be given. The Ilul Springs Lions club is spon- soiing the event. BBLEI'5 SLATE Striking vigorously at sevclt administration address of his eastern trip, tax legislation and promtssd his fust inlUltuit Ciov. Air M. Lai'.dan is shown, inset, as Irs bl st,.>il "ccckcycd" New Deal reform, in his fiufJnlo, N. V., speech. Part of the .Huong of 25,<KO which jammed Inlo'oircrmnnn SU- diuii is fiho'.vn listening to the address. London charged lhat the lie: mlslrallcn Is piling deficit on deficit . and declared lhat "the Dcvtrnment should get, a cellar's -worth for every dollar It spends. 1 The wind ripped wires and pales and uprcoled trees. The crip- pi'J win; iacilities left many communities without lighting scr-j \ice. ' STREET Glass-Appeased' by White House M TRITE TO Will Extend Chickasawba Across Railroad to Second; Houses Condemned Holland Farmer Hurt Wken Auto Overturns HOLLAND, Mo.—J. O. nankin, prominent farmer and planter of south Holland, suffered several bruises and abrasions last week when his car overturned on Highway 61, Just west of Caruthersville. A bee flew inlo his auto, distracting him in such a manner that, he lost complete control of tlie car, which plunged into a ditch and turned over. He was taken into Caruthersville for treatment. His car, a Plymouth coupe, was almost completely demolished. Mr. Rankin was returning from Tarkio, Mo., his former home, when the accident occurred. Great Grandfather at 50 STON1NGTON, Conn, (Tjp) _ Only 31, Mrs. Joseph Rose Mcllo Is already a. grandmother. Her 10- year-oUi daughter, Mrs. Manuel Souza, recently gave birth to a daughter. The birth made Mrs. Meilo's father, Joseph Front, a great-grandfather at 50. New York Cotton Nation's Leaders Attend Funeral Services for George Dern WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 (UP)— The capital of the nation in whose service he died paid a lasting tribute today to George Henry Dcrn, lale secretary of war. While n military guard of hon- cr, consisting of a companv of infantry and Ihe U. S. army band, stood at attention. Dern's colleagues in President Roosevelt's cabinet, diplomatic representatives of foreign governments, high ranking officers of the army and navy, lesser government officials and friends bowed at memorial services held at Mount Pleasant Congregational church. The Rev. . Russell Clinchy, conducting the services, characterized Dem as "a typical American" and said he had "lived out the epic cf America in his life." The city council yesterday passed an ordinance ordering a crossing provided over the Frisco railroad (racks and Chickasawba slrcet opened np eastward across the tracks and along the propertv line north ot the county Jail to provide an outlet from Chickasawba into Second street. The council has also declared a number of partially burned 01 dilapidated houses lo be nuisances and ordered owners to raze Ihem within 80 days.. The street will follow the roadway already more or less in use alongside tile jail. The • crossing must be provided by the railroad.' It is planned to surface the block ! from the railroad to Second street with gravel in the near future. i Buildings ordered condemned as' nuisances with instructions to owners lo raze them are located as follows: Frame and 211 houses North II' 1 at 20!, 207, 209 Franklin, houses at 1C8 Sycamore, 1405 Chickasawba, 1610 West Main, 2010 West Ash, 20C West Ash, 1012 West Ash, i building formerly on northeast corner of Fifth and Ash street 1 ! now on rollers near by, second house to west of .northwest corner of Fiftii and Ash. frame house north of Coca Cola Bottling corn- Walnut East Four Persons Killed When Airplanes Drop Bombs On Capital By tliiilr-il i Press honiiis Fil/hugh, Assistant Attorney General, lo Be Committee Head l.lTn.U KOCK. Aug. 20.—Uimnr Williamson. MotilU-ello lawyer, has Ijcen selected by Attorney General Carl K. Halluy. nominee for governor, as permanent chairman of tlie Democratic slate, convention to be held at Hot Springs September 18 and 15, It has been announced at Mr. Bailey's olllce. Thomas PlUlnigh. who took n leave of absence as ussbtant attor- iy gcncnil to manage Mr. IJullcy's campaign for governor,, will be chairman of the neiv staU; committee to be elected at the convention. The present state committee met at the Hole! Marlon at 10 a.m. today lo canvass returns from the recent primary as cerltlled by various county committees mid to ss- lect temporary officer sof the convention. it was annnounced that. Mr. Bat Iny Imd selected Will Steel, Texnr- kana lawyer, as temporary chairman of the convention and key- nole sweater, lie was nomc;l this morning. Herbert Parker ol Jonesboro was elected temporary secrclnry. Dave Ford of Fort Smith psr- innncnt secretary of the convention. By n vole of 12 to 11 the co:u- millce Ihls meriting nuttiorted n mlmary In•• llic • fourth 'Judicial district to" 1 nominate a successor to the- late Chancellor Harvey T. Lucas, whu died Aug. 11 as he was being rciiomlnnlcd. Harty T. Wooldrldgc of Pine Bluir was appointed Aug. 1H by Gov. Futrell to. nil Lucas' un- exr.lrcd term. . The permanent chairman, |)cr- Russia Demands Norway Refuse Trotzky Harbor MOSCOW, Aug. 20 (UP)—The Soviet government ik'inundcd today Unit Norway deprive Leon Trot/ky of the right of usylum. Otherwise It wiirned his continued pre.senee In' that country may "harm friendly relations.!' The- Soviet's warning snld relations may suffer from the further eninllnti of iisyhun "to mi orunn- i/.er of terroristic acts," Trct/.ky's Srerehirlcs Arrested OSLO, Norway, Aug. an (UP)— Leon Trolitky's tvfti secretaries ,wcrc arrested today when they refused orders lo leave Norway. Governoi Hoinei Will Not I I Allow Extradition i Negto Sliaiecioppei 1 , SPH1NGFIELD, III, A>1? ~ 29" HJI > )^-E\pre».lng contldence''°'ln I the Integilty and judgment', of ', Clcvornoi Fuliell of Arkansas but a fear' of the action ot local courts of that slots, Clov HenryJ Horner today has denied a plea * lo return negro Miaicciopper Sam Dennett, 55, lo that state to answer a tharije of assault to k(ll a cotton plantation boss /' , Hcrnei's dental of the oxtrudi- M , . r, • i iv. i I "°" lc( l" osl 0( Aikamss was siii- emirhis social Worker I " mincc(1 '"^ "'Bi'i. »c issued a lcng statement In which he said tlinl he was cominced lint Ilie ei:ds of justice would not be served by the reluming of Beh.„.,„ , I licit lo Arkansas ' ) JONESUOllO, Ark., Aug. 2»| "The requisition In Hie pla,c> .(UP)-Mlss Willie Sue niagdcnjis defcctUe in that It Is baB.-d ^s-year-old Memphis social work- upon on uiisutflclent affidavit, er, oday named five Crillcnden chin-gins llic defendant with as- coimly citizens as among those, saillt wltli Intent to kill and the who iillcgcdl beat her and the dates therein are Rev. Oliuide Williams. Little near Earle last June 15. The Crlltenden county Sues Crittenclen County Men in Federal Court The Spanish rebels subjected 1 ! ««Mnt secretary nnd chairman of ' the state committee will be selected at the convcnlioh. , James D. Head of Texarkana, present cominlttce chairman, called today's meeting, after Harvey G. Combs, secretary, re|)ortcd lo him Monday that returns had b^en received from all counties. Muuticcllo Mayor at JJl Mr. Williamson, slntcd to be permanent chairman, was born at Montlccllo In 1887 and his first experience in politics was gained us mayor of his home lawn. He was Madrid lo ri heavy bombardment from the nlr today as definite notice that they intend to carry on Hie war lo Its inevitable tragic conclusion. The bombardment caused some damage and casualties. The government admitted four persons were wounded. r lhe "chief aim of the air raid, however, was its moral ctfccl In hopes of weakening -the resistance of the. populace and causing Internal dissention. Neither side showed any 'signs cf weakening and continued by radio lo Usuc bombaslic claims of victory. There was actually little change in the situation in Epain, however. Tlie debels con- tinned their assault on Irun bu appeared no closer lo capturing the city than when they started fciir days a^o. The loyalists \vcre strongly en- 1 state convention in 1928 and be- irenched and if munitions and came chairman of the state corn- supplies hold out. It seemed cer- mlttco In 1330 alter having inan- t'oiii that the rebels would have I aged the campaign of the late Gov. eleclcd when 21 and served two terms. He served as ix lieutenant In the air service during llic World war, beincji stationed at Taylor Field, Montgomery, Ala. He was graduated from Daniel Baker college, Brownwood, Tex., and from the University of Michigan law school. He was keynote speaker at the conflicting,'* men were named Su n federal district court suit In which Miss Blagden Is seeking $15.000 damugcs. The men named us Boss Du- Horner said. "In cue portion of tlie paper It Is charged that the offensj was committed upon a dale when, Bennett admittedly vas not In Arkansas" laney. Eurl Cherry, Ernest Richards, Tommy Thompson and Percy Mangus, all of Enrle, arc charged with having laken Miss Blagden II was urged the hearlnj and by letters and petitions from many individuals an.1 groups l of individuals that • Bennett; lf'>re'^ turned to Arkansas, would not given a fair trial but uniild be the object of mob violence nnd llic Rev. Williams out oil the be highway near F.urle ami .beaten' them with a strap afler they came Ihero lo help conduct fu- Kutrell Promises Fair Trial -~ nerul services for a negro tenant| LITTLE ROCK \ug '29 (UP)—" union member which the nnionlGovcinoi J M Futrelt lodav urom- claimed had died from n.-.lieutln,8.Msod a thorough and Impartial trial MLss Ulagden --'•- "•' • • ' .damages and (faniages. The suit Is one here toilay against Crlttendcn county citizens. asks 5,0007 Actual to Sam Bennett if Govemor Henry nd ^ $10,000^ punitive llorner of Illinois v,ould v>nd thp '"' ' "''"negro', baclc to Forrest'City for (rial, of .three filed) Governor Futrell Issued n^ state- Paul Von Hindcnburg of Germany. Cotton closed steady, open high 1133 1134 1139 1141 1142 1142 1149 1149 1151 1152 1152 1143 Get Dec Jan Mar May Jill low close 1130 1130 113G 1136 1138 1138 1145 1145 1150 1151 1150 1151 Spots closed quiet at 1170, off 8. Spot Average Is 11.15 The average price, of 1-a inch middling cotton on the 10 spot She was a girL_of 13. Jiving near Berlin, whc war raged. C7osz'n// Stock Prices NEW YORK, Aug. 29 (UP) — The stock market today rounded out a week of improvement that more than restored last week's losses with a siibslantial advance led by the railroad shares. New York Central made a new high as did Nickel Plate, Lchlgh Valley and Eric first preferred These issues gains fractions to markets today was 11.45, the Bly- lmorc lllan a point- llieville Board of Trade reports. New Orlea?is Cotton NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 29 (OP) —The cotton market was lower today in sympathy with poor Liverpool cables and private reports of rains In sections of the northwest. Prices closed 4 to 7 points nn- der the previous close. open High low close 1130 1130 1126 1128 1134 1135 1132 1133 1134 1134 1134 1134 1141 1142 11M 1140 1147 1147 1H6 IMTb 1149 1119 11-19 1146 closed steady nt 1108, Oct Dec Jan Mar May Jill Spots off 7. A. T. and T 174 1-4 Anaconda Cop|«r 38 3-4 Bethlehem Steel 67 3-8 Chrysler 114 1-2 Cities Service 41-1 General American Tank .. 56 1-2 One-Armed Youth Saves Small Child From Injury MANILA, Ark.—Carl Harrison Newton, one-armed youth of Manila, narrowly escaped possible Injuries late Thursday evening when lie rescued a small son of Charley Mecham from the path of an automobile in front of Mecliam's, home. Tiie child was playing in front of Mecham's home when Newton passed. He heard the automobile coming and ran to th= chili, grabbing it by the nnu and barely escaping himself. The driver of the car, a woman, could not see the child because of the blind corner. She was not exceeding the sp:ed limit. the New Deal's severest critics, he affirmed his intention to vole for Roosevelt, however. Begin Work .On Gravel Cut-Off Road Friday LEACHVILLE, Ark., Aug. 28.— Work began today on grading'the right of way between Glsncr Corner and Bcauchamp Corner, a distance of 4'6 milrs. As soon ns grading Is complete" this road will be graveled making a cut off between Jonesboro and Blylheville Gen. Electric 47 1-8 Gen. Motors 661-8 Int. Harvester 70 7-8 McKesson-Robbins 101-8 Montgomery Ward 47 New York Central 43 7-8 Packard 11 1-4 Phillips Pet 42 1-8 Radio Corp 111-8 Simmons B«i 37 5-8 Standard of N. J 63 1-2 Teya.5 Co 37 1-2 U. S. Smelting 70 1-2 U. S. Steel 70 3-8 Warner Bros. 13 1-4 C 1-2 Negro Truck Driver Is Fined In Mayor's Court MANILA. Ark.—Ed Evans, negro truck driver for Mascari Bros. Trucking Co.. was fined ten dollars and costs here Thursday night by Mayor C. W. Tipton for failure to have a chanllenr's license. He purchased a license imedialc- ly after being fined. Highway Patrolman Bill Armstrong of Blythe- villc and City Marshall A. D. Breeden of Manila brought him before the mayor. dilliculty In capturing the city. • Elsewhere in the country the lighting was sporadic. The government announced two engagements In the Guadarranm mountains north of Madrid In which It claimed victories. It was believed possible that the rebels may have decided to attempt a desperate drive on the capital without waiting for re-cnforee- menls which receive. they had hoped to -"hortenlng the distance between | Ihese two cities of approximately 7 miles. This work Ls being done through a P. W. A. allotment and the labor is being furnished through tlie P. W. A. Jim David Adult Civic Education Program to Open Soon LITTLE ROCK. Ark. (UP)—An experiment in adult civic education will be started here Tuesday, Sept. 1. Tire expsriuient, one of 10 similar programs in the United States, will be financed by an appropriation from federal relief funds. Three educational leaders will prepare subjects which will be discussed in fonnns to be held five days a week until next February. of Manila, In charge. Ark., is tlie foreman Anchor Chains Used To Make Fence at Helena HELENA, Ark. (UP)—An unusual Iron fence protects the O. C. Rayburn home here. About 132 square feel arc covered by chains which were found along the wharves of this river port. The chains were parts of anchors that had been used on the many boats (hat hnd called here In bygone years. Many of the fence ' supports arc former hitching posts, ing cars Harvey Parnell for re-nomination. Youthful Committee Chairman Mr. Fitzhugh, the next state committee chairman, will be the youngest, man to hold that position in many years. He is 28. He was born at Augusta and attended school there and In Chicago before entering Washington and Lee University at Lexington, Va., where studied in the School of Commerce three years and in law school three years. Following his graduation In 1931, he was admitted to the bar in Arkansas and opened a law office at Augusta. He was dividing his time between law practice and management . of plantation properties of his family in Woodruff county when Mr. Bailey invited him to become manager of the lalter's campaign for attorney general 1'n 1834. Mr. Fitzhugh was city attorney at Augustn and HOLC nttor- ney for Woodruff county at that time. He was appointed chief assistant attorney general when Mr. Billey assumed office nnd has hcmdbc Important, civil litigation for the state, some ot which Involved collection of about $1,500,000 In sales taxes. His mother, Mrs. Laura DavL< Fil7,migh of Augusta, Is vice chairman of the present Democrat In a suit, similar to that of Miss Blagden, Ella Holden, CO-year-otd negro woman, now living in Mem- Phis. charges Dr. 11. S, WnLson, Enrlc physician and farmer, "Boss" Duhiney, Percy Magnus and L. L. Harhum with picking her up on a street In Earle, Inking her to a cotton gin nncl heitling her "with sticks the size of axe handles." The third suit was brought by J. M. neccc, former Arkansas farm laborer, now In Mississippi, who charges Dr. WnUon, Magnus. Dulaney, Harham and Ernest Richards with conspiracy lo beat him on June 8 while he was marching In a tenant union picket line near Earle. Recce and the negro woman also are asking $5,000 actual damage and $10,000 punitive damages. The suits are the "outgrowth of clashes In eastern Arkansas which 'allowing the calling of a cotton choppers strike by the tenant mini. MLss Blagden contended that as result of the Hogging she was rendered "sick, sore, lame and bruised" and her nervous system was permanently disabled and that she suffered and still suffers "great mental anguish and mlllntlons." All five defendants in emphatically denied any tion with the flogging. they knew "absolutely Those selected to direct the work are Dr. Sherwood Gales, professor of education and philosophy at Hendrix college, Conway; Dr. Lloyd Huntington, in charge of adult education at Muscle Shoals for the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Dr. Harry W. Voltmer, of DcPanw j ive in Democratic Women's Club University, Greencaslle, Ind. •activities. about it" and refused comment. the suit conncc- All said nothing further mcnt saying: "If Governor Horner sends Bennett back to this state I will lake charge of the prisoner : wlth state officers and will see that lie gets a fair and Impartial trial. , "I shall have a copy of all evidence in the trial Uiken in shorthand and transcribed and If. the verdict of the jury and the judgj hient Is unjust I shall exerclserthe 5 proper pardoning power lo Lhe. e'nd^ that justice may be done. i "I know Governor .'Homer-Is'In' good faith. I am not :crit|cizin°: him. Between Governor Homer and myself It will not result In'any spirit of retaliation. . Retaliation has already happened lo som'c~"cx- tent between other slates, but will not occur here." * Prison Guard Killed In Chain Gang Break ; ATLANTA, Ga., Aug. 29 (UP)— A prison guard was killed when three convicts on a DeKalb county chain gang work crew madc"a break for freedom today. > Two of the convicts eluded pursuit and fled into Atlanta. The third was subdued and captured' Clyde Gresham, the guard, was killed us the convicts stniggled" with him and seized his revolver.' Those who escaped were Therbn Cranston, chain gang escape art; 1st, and diaries J: Brown, '19.- Botli men wore striped suits and leg. shackles. 11,417 Families Are Getting RA Assistance' LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (UP)-Arkansas has 11,417 low income families wlx> are being rehabilitated' .this year by loans and assistance: from the Resettlement Administration. Of tills number, 2,793 farm wives __..,, ...„ are members of established home. ton season. This terminal has demonstration clubs and 1,854 have been at Leaclwille for the past 7 • Joined since the RA started Its re- years. There will also be two nd- i haMiitatlon program In 1935, »Cr dltional trains put on to handle' cort ""8 to R survey made public Ihe cotton and cotlon seed busl- by Miss Gladys Waters, RA state Cotton Belt Moving Terminal to Hornersville! LEACHVILLE, Ark., Aug. 28.— The Cotton Bell Railroad is moving its terminal from Leachvllle lo Hornerevlllc account direct connections with the Blylheville to Pnragould branch so that service may be expedited during the cot- ness giving the St. Francis basin lines daily service north and south. New Type Thieves Grab Green Corn SOLOMON, Kan. (UP)—A new type cf thief Is preying on farmers. Corn has climbed In price because of the drought and fields are being stripped of roasting V. E. Greene as told police three fishermen robbed Craighead. County to Hold Two-Day Festival JONESBORO, Ark. (UP)—Agricultural and poultry products of Craighead county will be exhibited tn the local community center building next October. The festival will extend over a two-day period, replacing the annual exhibit, day held by the home him of three truckloads of roast- demonstration clubs and 4-H clubs o( the county. Brown School District Election Contest Delayed Hearing of the election contest in Brown school district; No. 50. was continued by County Judge Zal B. Harrison today until Saturday, Sept. 26. J. C. Love and R. T. While are plaintiffs in the action, contest- Ing the election of Gray West and Tom Fleeman (o the district board. Love and White allege that they received a voles and membership. majority of are • entitled Ihe legal to board director in charge of home management. The RA is also employing ,2,738: security wage workers In developing six sub-marginal land areas In the state. The areas are being removed from cultivation Mid devoted to such uses RS reforestation, grazing, wild life conservation and recreation. WEATHER Arkansas—Fair and cooler tonight. Sunday fair. Memphis and vicinity — Partly, cloudy with moderate temperature. The maximum temperature hers yesterday was 102 V minimum 69, clear, according to Samuel P. Morris, official weather observer.

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