The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 28, 1937 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 28, 1937
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THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XXXIV—NO. 35 lilvthcvllle Courier niythevllle Herald Blylheville Dally News Mississippi Volley Lender ULYTHEVILU AUKfNSAS, \VKUNKi3DAY, APRIL 28, 10:57 - j j __ SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS j HELP is mm. Tfl Shell Slor.n ( Report Ciiv Doomed Unless Valencia Government Sends Aid PAULS. April 23. (UP)—The filtc cf Bilbao i:i. lie'the.n jp.i».i ••..,.! depends en help Irom Va'.e:i:la," 1 which Is the seat of f.s lovi'l-- I ecvernme'H, the Basins? loyalist I deleplio;! hire averted today. ' The icbgalio'i d'jclaral tint "inora tlian 100 German planes daily tirj hombin-; th3 lia^cni; cruntiy" i:i northern Spain. T.:? statement addeJ: "The rebels ars bombing the countryjlrte anrl towns in. the Basque country in an eflort to terrorize ths Basques Into surrender- In;; Bilbao. The rebels carefully avoid bombing the factories because they need them for their own use. ". . . the Basques must have sufficient planes immediately to ward off the Germans." Foreigners- Direct Attack • The Basque mission in Paris charged that German and Italian staffs were directing the insurgent operations. Gen. Emilia Mola's victorius nationalist, army began a swift mechanized drive down the Nervion valley toward Bilbao. Before it fled a defeated, demoralized loyalist army which hoped to make a last stand on the' outskirts of ths Basque capital, where were more than 200,000 terror- stricken refugees. Behind Mola's army the flames of a dozen burning towns lighted the skies. Thousands of wounded^ men from both sides filljd emergency hospitals. Guernica in Flames BILBAO, Spain, Apr.'28 (UP) — Flames swept Guernica, cradle of Basque liberty, 18 miles southeast _ot here,, today following one of tiie civil ,war's worst aerial bomb- .ajdmerits!'- 3 ''- 1 Hundreds of persons were reported to have been burned to death in their iiomes because they were afraid to venture into the streets which .were bombed and machine gunned again and again by insurgent aviators during the height of the fire. jlQueenly Queen to Rule Derby Budget Policy Will Not t Permit $100,000,QOOj I'rcgram . I Vopcrly Damage $10,000,000; No Threat, to Mississippi ' ynlley ' WASHINGTON. April 28. (Ul 1 )— j lly Ulillril ]>n'Ss •' ' , Pr?;!.i?nt uoosevelt planned n pro- i At Irast ->l persons were r| iv ' grain of quick sins tins Hood con- ami 12.000 homeless today as II n I ti'ol projects toiiay but demands voters sailed over ' parts • of four for an Immense oin'lay whh'h arose v|th the nation's newest Hoods appeared stemmed by his now c-con- ! cmy |-.ol!c;,-. itlisjugl'i the president orders:) the army engineers to pick from their list of $800,000,0(10 worth of liver control projects n Jaw on which work can bsjiii Immediately, his bwtget for the coming d-scal year permits expenditures of only >$l,y«\im. Driver Qualifies Dcmamls Eveis Representative William J. Dii'-r-r (Dem., Ark.), new pi-esidesit of Hi: 'National Rivers and Harbors Conjress, qualified his demands for $100,000,080 with the declaration Hint he Is "substantially In agreement." with udniin- Thc havoc ami ruthlessncss of war drives |ts terror .and brutality home as citizens of,. Madrid flee the charge of high explosive which spreads death in Gran Via, Madrid's Broadway. Pitiful, panlc- stricktn figures flee from the menace of steel fragments through clouds of acrid smoke. Those in center \verc badly wounded by this shell exploding at the heiyht of the .most ferocious bombardment the rebels have yet indicted on Spain's capital. The picture was made from an ambulance. "Men: states and sections of west- crn Ontario. ' ' Properly damage was estimated at S10.0CO.OOO. Army engineers In Memphis said Ih? Ml!sl:s||>u| valley had no i'3a- son for alarm. They s'.ild the SLT- i lion (torn Memphis soulh will nat get "any great amount of -water present stages on Ihe islralion leaders in congress Deputy Leonard Mayo Arrests Pair After Aulo. mobile Chase .' : Sam Ford and Woody Chambers, Stecle, Mo., negroes,-were arrested by Deputy Constable Leonard Mayo here early this morning after the deputy had overtaken the negroes' car, loaded j with 44 stolen chickens, on High- Former Justice Wood Is Allowed $10,000 Claim LITTLE ROCK, April 28. fUP) —The state claims commission, in a meeting today, approved 26 claims .for approximate! way 13 east of Mayo, seated in his cai> parked in a nearby alley, watched the negroes drive up to a local poultry dealer's store shortly after daybrfak. Apparently warned in some manner, they sped away and out of town on Highway 18 with Mayo's car close behind. He D. Wocd of Little Rock. Mill and Lumber company, $138.81 from tiie charity funds; retired Chancellor E. D. Robertson of Helena $3,250, from the general revenue .fund; State Treasurer Earl Page, $3,973.75' from general revenue fund; estate of the late Circuit Judge C. W. Smith of Magnolia, $1,808.03; Fred 1 i the negroes jumped out of when the threatened to shoot. The driver remained in the car until orderec out. Mayo said He found a revolver in the car seat/ . 'flie negroes admitted stealing the chickens in the Steelc vlcln- Dr. Fred Child New ! Lions ,CIub f President Dr. Fred Child was elected >iesiricnt of the Lions club in its inmml election held'yesterday nt he luncheon meeting at the Hotel Moble, Other officers named were; F. B. Joyne.r, first vice president; \V. J. Pollard, second vice president; Murray - Smart, secretary and treasurer; John J C. McHnncy, Lion tnmcr. Marcus 'Evrard. Edgar Borum and the retiring president, \V. J. Wimderlich, nve the new directors. The olficers were elected from two tickets submitted. W. A. Afflick New Ownei of Western Auto Store W. A. Afflick has purchased the. Western Auto Associate store, owned by R. P. Paddison, and will move the business from its present location to 221 West Main St.. Littlejohn, mnrnin . contractor, $2.678.15 and O. B. ™"™"' Shaw, former refunding board attorney, J521.GOD. j I where the chliV«ns 'had been I stolen to the officer later in the I 0 '" 15 '° some tlme Mnyo said he had been tllc tt ' uhollt success. York Cotton NEW YORK, Apr. 28 (UP) Cotton clostd steady. open high low- May July Oct Dec Jan March 1304 1310 1291 1288 1290 12S4 1304 1317 12D2 1283 1290 1297 1290 1295 1271 12(58 1272 1215 close 1295 1298 1275 1210 1212 1275 Epots closed steady at 1355. off seventeen. ' Lops $18,828,605 From Measure in Line With •Economy Drive <! ' r * WASHINGTON, April 28. <UP> — The house appropriations.commit- tee favorably reported today a S79,- 20S.943 deficiency supply bill, cut S18.828.G05 under budget estimates in line with the president's economy drive. The measure carries deficiency funds for various departments and $40,1666,270 for the Tennessee Valley Authority. The major reduction was $15.000.000 from- a budgeted appropriation of 530,000,000 for processing tax refunds. The TVA •budget was'-'reduccd 84,333.730. Increases over budget figures occurred in other items. Tre bill provided 5488,500 for the postoflicc department to start two additional air mail routes in South America. Major items in the bill in addition to TVA and processing lax refunds were 514,172,503 for the postoffice department to cover costs of indicated large increases in mail volume and $1.082,000 for administrative treasury expenses in paying off bonus bonds. > Would Force Economy Move __ 1 WASHINGTON, Apr. 28 (UI'I — Picsidcnt Roosevelt favors n nro- ^•f ')'*/•" r>"!/•(>•; \* rnm '° forcc economy. legislation of the Guard which carries Ihe former home Jewelry store. This business, auto accessories, tires and hardware and sporting goods, was established by Mr. Paddison a short time ago. Mr. Paddison has stated that he has no plans to announce at the present. The store will open in its new home and under the new management Mr. Afflict, who came here five years ago from Chicago, was until recently a member of the firm of E. B. Gee Sale.5 Co. from the Ohio." ' Ij'ghl IK-ud in Vh'Kliila Eijlil persons wore dcuul In Vlr- Biuh. where the swollen waters of the Kaujialmnock. James, Klvana and Potomac rivers overllowod. cituslng damage of approximately SI. 000,000. - . Five were killed in western Pennsylvania and two In northern ' riek to k?sp ail appropriations at the budget level. Nevertheless, Driver said, a sirens flood-state h!6c is prepared lo push for $100,000,000. I.rUe yesterday, following his election to the. Rivers and Harbor.'; [ Congress presidency, Driver was quoted as declaring that the president's budget recommendation for next year was "entirely inadequate" and that the "tremendous appeal" cf Mr. Roosevelt's budget balanc- ng program; "to the business in- :erests of the country appears likely to interfere with the' purpose of friends of- waterway deVelop- inent and flood control." Asks "Ample" Program Tlie Rivers and Harbors Congress, at its closing session, adopted a resolution requesting congress lo appropriate "ample funds" ton flood control. Representative Driver said the congress would like to sec a SIO.COO.OOO Increase In the budget recommendation for next car. New officers of the Rivers and Harbors Congress, besides Driver, are Fred D. Benoke, Memphis, secretary; Seymour Weiss, New Orleans, treasurer, and William Webb, Washington, executive vice- I president. Prank R. Reid. Aurora, I III., retiring president, was made' chairman of the board of directors. Properly damage, while heavy, mis not as great a s in the s't, Patrick's dny flood last year, which caught residents unprepared. In western Ontario six persons were dead nnd damage was placed at $8,000,000. Although rain fell late Tuesday the Thames river receded and danger \vas considered past. I'olomae. Overflows Virginia streams also .receded and rehabilitation work started. Fred- cricksburg was hardest hit. Five ' were killed, hundreds of families left homeless aiid damage was estimated at $500,000. The Potomac llooctcd low lying parks around Washington's lldnl bnsin, Inundating Ihe famous Japanese cherry trees. While flood waters rccodceTslrtw- ly f at Pittsburgh, the upper Ohio valley received the full force-of- the swollen . Monangaheln. Allegheny and Ohio rivers. Residents had been prepared for the cmsr : gency and loss of life and property damage was relatively small In comparison with last year's sprin" flood. Virginia and eastern Ohio. • A queen'who looks the pint is lovely Ellen -Bcntley, pictured here as she donned the (liadcm nnd royal robes designed -for her reign over- thu Kentucky Derby festival, parade mid ball before the annual turf classic w al Louisville, May 8. § EXPECTS Way Will Then Be Open (or Mailings to Duke of Foes of Roosevelt Measure Now Have Clear Majority on Committee WASHINGTON, April 28 <UI?) i —Three Democratic members of { the senate judiciary committee— ! Pal McCarran. Nevada, Joseph C. j O'Mahonqy, Wyoming, and Call A. Hatch, Now -Mexico, committed '. themselves against President Roose- i- vclt,'s supreme comt bill ioday, ,' making certain an unfavorable je- ]>ort to the senate on the measure cnlllng for addition of sK Justices. \ The shift _of the. Ihrec from the ranks,of iincommittcd senators to ' the opposition-vyns. one of the most '- ssrious blows yet suffercj by the ' president In his campaign to enact ' the Judiciary reorganization ..'bill': . At the same time it was a stimulus to the campaign for a com-, promise. All three of the senators had been 'ager to support lh s administration, It was asserted, but after listening to seven weeks of argument on tile subject .they uamc to the conclusion-thai an Increase by six \ Justices could be Intended only'to "j change the views of the court. 1 As a result, they said, they would ' not be able to support the Wll cnlllng for addition of sl\ Justices In event none of the present members over TO retired. !Hhe switch to the opposition nmtle certain ten committee votes against the bill and probably eight hi favor of it, although some of 'he committee members considered favorable have not yet fonnally committed themselves. The Joint declaration came as the judiciary committee determined to conclude its secret deliberations on the bill by May 18 Four Escape Death When Train Hits Car Accounts of County Ofii- KECTOR, Ark., Apr. 28 (UP)— „-. p 1) 'l T Four members of a Rector fam-j CG1S Generally Are 111 Good Shape CARUTHERSVILLE. Mo.—In vmblic reading at Ihe courthouse ily escaped southbound fatal injury \vhcn a Cotton Belt freight train demolished their automobile at a grade crossing near here last night. Charles Margraves, 35, barber, suffered a broken leg and his wife several broken rite. Two children, 10 and 8, suffered only minor bruises. here yesterday, E. Holloway, NEW YORK. April 28. (UP)— Stocks broke to new lows since last October in heavy selling today. Cor- Bankhead said the White jis in sympathy .with Ihe propo-al poralo bonds eased but- United | o f Representative Clarence Can- fatates governments firmed. Com-| non (Dem., Mo.) for a 15 per modities were m.xed with grains j cmt .. ad j ust able reduction" anil [added that it would be Impracttc- inblc to muke a horizontal cut as suggested by Senator Byrnes higher and rubbe A T'nnd T Anaconda Copper Bethlehem Steel Chrysler Cities Service we.ik. .160 1-8 . 49 1-2 . 82 1-2 .111 3 1-2 (Dem., s. C.). New Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS. April 28. (UP)— I think a person gits more ex-' Gelling, precipitated by President hausted and uses up more, energy Roosevelt's warning against spscu- thinkin' about -the work lie has;Ialion, hit the cotton market to- lo do than if he actually did It. Instead of sittin' around thlnkin' about all the wood you have'ta day and pushed tin months down a dollar and a quarter or more a bale. chop, jest go out and grab an I axe and start choppin*. I went May oul to visit my uncle Snad one lime and I found him sittin' over in the corner of the parlor jest July Cct Dec open high low 12991) 1283 1281 1307 1312 1287 12!)0 1291 1271 1238 1300 1277 1239 1293 1281 1301 1301 1284' close 1283 1291 1273 1281 1281 12R4 completely worn • out. Jan I says "What's the matter, March Uncle Snad?" And he says, "Well, i Spots closed quiet rvt 1332, off this farm work's gittln' u little [twenty-six. til too heavy for me." He says. ' "The plowin' is gittin' me." He -Mid. "I wouldn't mind a little bit declare plowin' that has. jest about got M -., y]2 7 129 f-2 120 of it, but I forty acres I looked out the window and 1 snys, "Well, Uncle Snad. I don't tee any land out there that looks I'kc It's been freshly plowed." And Uncle Snad says, "Well. I didn't Chiccif/o Wheat open high low close 129 Jul 116 1-4 117 1-2 114 5-8 117 1-4 Chicago Corn 3ocn com '.'..'150 "(Charged V/ith Reckless 3encral Electric 51 7-8 j n T r* • ' G ienerai Motors international Harvester McKcfson-Robbins Montgomery Warrl New York Central Packard r Phillips Petroleum 51 55 3-1 1 ..1011-2 13 3-4 54 45 1-8 01-2 55 Radio Corp . ............... 8 1-4 St Louis-San Francisco ... 3 Simmons Beds ............ 45 1-8 Standard of N J ......... 05 Tesas Co U S Smelting U S Steel Zonitc .... 59 1-2 .84 101 1-8 Livestock open high low exactly plow It, but I been turnin' May, His 1-8 131 126 3-8 It over In my mind." close US) 3-4 117 11-8 119 1-2 115 7.8 US 1-8 EAST ST. LOUIS. 111., April 28 (UP)—Hogs: receipts 7.000. Top 10.40. 170-230 lbs. 10.25-10.3,5. Light weights, 7.4C-9.35. Bulk sows, 9.40-9.CO. Call!?: receipts, 3,500. Steers. 8.50-11.15. Slaughter steers. 1.00-15.75. Slaughter heifers. 1.00-10.15. Beet cows. 5.50-7.50. Cutlers and low cutters, J.00-5.25. and .Drunken Driving Charges of driving while inioxi-i catcd and reckless driving -.vcr; docketed against Raymond McMasters in municipal court this morning. McMastcrs. through his attorney, bad entered a plea of guilty to a reckless driving char?: but the i plea was withdrawn when the deputy prosecutor filed the additional' charge. The charges grr=K* out of an accident on Highway 18 in which a Jonesboro automobile was damaged considerably. Mc.M.\stcrs, | who was ill today, will face trlai later. Tom Bartholomew was fined S16 for operating a car without n license. He was given 60 day. 1 ; to pay Ihe fine. Preliminary hearing for C. H. Lester on n charge of disposing ot mortgaged property was continued. chief clerk of State Auditor's office, delivered the auditor's report and recommendations for Pemtscot county, following completion of the audit. This was the first time the i county books had been auditor! under the new system adopted hj ] the legislature In 1933. <T:J _1 A/r 4.1. '! Tl>c acco ""ts of the countv were j Ideal MOtnei \ fm ">d in fairlygooj shape. "Hollo- I 1 way said, bii} hi one or two Instances, amounts as hiqh as $3.000 were found which were beinj held for final disposition. These sums rcprcsenled execs'; collections of fees. In a number of Instances, other excels collections have already been repaid. I The auditor's office made several ' recommendations, nnion* them requesting more uniformity in keening books and records of county trnnspctlom. and suggested that reports be filed as required bv law. The office also recommended that In the future, office holders refrain from kcepim; iheir personal I accounts and the accounts of their offices together. ^ I LONDON. April 28. (UP)—Solicitors for Mrs. Wallis \yarfield simp- son applied to the courts today, for an award making her divorce from Ernest Simpson absolute. The divorce codrt is expected to grant the decree on Monday, leaving Mrs. Siinpsbn free to marry the Duke of Windsor, who gave up the throne for her love. Officials tried to preserve great secrecy about the mutter. A representative of Ihe law firm of Theodore Goddnrd and Company, act- Ing for Mrs. Simpson, visited Somerset House In the Strand, near the law courts here. Sir Alfred liiicknell is due lo act on the petition Monday. Justice Bucknell Is called "good old George'' and is bailed as the speed champion of the courts in awarding decrees absolute In batches o( a hundred or so. Then Monday, nearly three yenn from the meeting of the duke— then Prince of Wales—and Mrs. Simpson througt! American-born Lady Furnnss, the way will be open for marriage. Will Waive $50 Fee for r u Tenant Union ^Parade-' The city administration relented ' tortay.from Its stand of yesterday and nrmbimced that the Southern Tenant Farmers union could go ahead • with its proposed paiade here Saturday without paynient-ot a $50 parade fee , * The $50 fee had been set jester- day as one of the requirements for the parade under a city ordinanca ordinarily enforced only for col-' lection or'similar fees from various shows. But today it was stated that the $50 fee would be waived and that the sponsors of the parade could proceed with (heir plans .with Ihe, assurance that no fee would . Lc , . red tt!e Whether the parade will actually be staged remains to be seen W E Tucker, Zeph. O'Drlen and others were named as Its promoters' 'by the emissary who approached Nfay- or Marion Williams and asked Tor the permit: . Dyess Colony Electric Company Files Articles LITTLE ROCK.—The D y c s s Electric Co-operative Co. filed articles -of Incorporation Tuesday will) the secretary of state, declaring its purpose was to furnish electric current to residents at Dycss Colony, Mississippi county. Court Hears Arguments" " In Refunding Lawsuit LITTLE ROCK, April 28 (UP)'— Chancellor Frank Dodge this after r noon was hearing arguments oh the demurrer filed by state officials hi the case of w. G. Scougale, taxpayer, seeking to prevent the transfer of $100,000 from the bond refunding fund lo pay tre expenses of Governor Carl E. Bailey's state refinancing program. Scougale, in his suit to prevent the transfer and stop the governor's proposed. refunding program Incorporators were Floyd Sharp, said he was doing so to prc°ene state Works Progress ariminlstra- the state's credit A ruling was expected late today. tor; J. M. Fiitrcll, former governor and now attorney for the colony; H. C. Baker, R. C. Limerick and E. S. Dudley. The incorporation articles said', the puriiose was "to generate, manufacture. purchase, acquire and ac-j ch ancery court recently, seeking^!- Three Seek Divorces. Mrs. Carl Gray, 67, namcU by the Golden Rule Foundation as 1937's "ideal mother." and pictured above sewing at her Omaha, Neb., borne, is the Ed Johnymi. negro, was lined $101 mother ol three children, grand- fOr gaming. Mitchell Johns was arquittc.1 ol a charge of reckless driving. His truck struck a street bus ;\l:en he backed out of a parkin.; sii.i:e. mother of five and great-grandmother ot one. Her husband, now president ot the Union Pacific railway, was 19, she was 17 when they were married. Bob Greets Friends in Governor's Office LITTLE ROCK. Apr. 28 (UP) Lt. Gov. Bob Bnilcy of Husscll- vllle louay became acting governor of Arkansas for the second lime Is as,, many weeks. Acting Governor Bailey arrived at Ihe st.i.lohousc shortly before noon and spent an hour's the executive office, re- cumulate electric energy and transmit, distribute, furnish, sell and dispose of such energy to members only." An application for federal funds to supply clc_ctric current to the ^colony has been on file with the i Rural Electrineallon Administration at Washington for more than n year but no federal funds have been released. Three wives have filed suit: in lancery court vorca decrees. crivlng visitors who called on and him. wcll-wlshcrs Game Outbursts Taxed SHDDLETOWN, Conn. (UP) -Seeking to curb the tongue-wagging tendencies of players in the Middle-town Twilight league's ball games. Joseph Sutkowski. president, has Mrs. Vashtl Cable seeks a divorce from W. E. Cable, Mrs. Elsie Estc asks for a divorce from J. A. Este, nnd Mrs. Lsona Bass would divorce Raymond Bass. Indignities arc alleged in each action and E. E. Alexander is attorney for ,'lrTe plaintiffs. WEATHER 1 Arkansas—Showers, warmer in •{• extreme east portion tonight. Thursday partly cloudy, cooler in west portion, probably showers-In east portion in morning. The lieutenant governor bccam"l rtellt ' lm em P°«-cred umpires to Memphis and vicinity—Probably Ihe state executive when Ihe train ifino ° rlc " c ' <: ' rs 25 cellls [or each | thundershowcrs tonight and Thura- bearing Gov. Carl E. Bailey ' to i? lrc " se ' Tot ?' rui(1; fines for each out-1 day. Warmer tonight, lowest tern- burst .cannot exceed a dollar. pcrature 60 to 64. The maximum temperature bere Washington, D. C., crossed the plate line into Tennessee at Man- 11 ' s ' Abstemiously, factiously, and ar- i yesterday • was 65, i Governor Bailey is expected back I senioiis contain all the vowels in | clear, according lo "Sa ! in the state on Sunday night, their proper order. minimum 38, , nail, ai-t-uiujug lo Samuel P. Nor' ri.s, official weather observer.

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