Page 1 article text (OCR)
XE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Blythcvllle Courier Blythevllle Dally News Ulythevlllc Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHKVII.LE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, MAY G, lfl«7 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS, •JNcw American Ambulance Unit Off Cor Spain I™ .... I X- . British Warships Hold Iiv surgent Craft at Bay as Convoy Sails BILBAO. SpninJ May G. (UP) — A contingent of 2,300 Spanish children, torn from their mothers and fathers by tin misfortunes of war, salted ("day for France under the protecting guns of British warships, while two insurgent vsir- shlus steaniei ominously close. Many of the children were orphans. The mothers of tlie others and fathers who were not at the righting froiil watched from ashore, peering toward the misty horizon until the convoy was out of sight. Many were in tears. "Dcslroycrs Guard Them The children were taken aboard the old trans-Allantlc liner' Habana and the small fishing, trawler Goiseko Izarra. The ships sailed from Port Santurce, 12!i miles from Bilbao.'The? were escorted to tlie three-mile limit by armed Basque trawlers, mirier the guns of the shore batteries. flic ships had big red crosses! painted on their sides, indicating! an errand of mercy. At the three- ! mile limit two British destroyers!, look them over. war. The ambulance unit expected to join other American Spain. Original neutrality Interpretation . President Roosevelt,' this In ^Paris as it prepared lo see service in the Spanish civil ""its which had previously gone Into prevented participation of Americans in any foreign' « diet, even in ambulance corps. The Habana and Goizeko Izarra 1 Ask Labor lo Stay Away. From Theaters Showing PlC'urCS ran up the British flag. Tlie rebel battleship Almirantei Cervcra and the destroyer Velasco '• lav in wait. Those ashore saw the Alniiraiitn fCc-rvera approach the convoy. The British battleship , Royal- Oak steamed up and the convoy increased speed, ^drawing nwny from the rebels. 2,000 Italians Trapped _ Meanwhile desperate but fruitless,: , "attempts of the insurgents' to free '... 2.000 HajJairtTdo'ps.''trapped .m,'lhe Bermeo sector northeast of Bilbao, occupied' tlie spotlight hi the battle for the Basque capital. Insurgent planes roared over the Basque lines, encircling the Ital- HOLLYWOOD. Cal, May 6. (UP1 —Striking motion picture creV workers today sought to start a nation-wide boycott of the film industry. . Telegrams requesting labor coun- jCils throughout the United Stales ,an<3 ; Canada to .institute boycotts against theaters .showirig' "•pictures from the strike-bound studios wers sent out by officers of the Federated Motion Picture Craft Unions. ' "When patronage starts falling off at the box offlce,"one labor Insect Bite Costs Life of J. W. Harkey, Luxora LUXORA, May G.—Word was received Wednesday afternoon of the death at Baptist hospital, Memphis, of J. W. Harkey of this city, who was taken to the hospital ten days ago suffering from blcod poisoning, the result of an insect bite. Mr. Harkey/ who was 52 years old, farmed for a number of.years at Higlitower and recently moved to Lu.xora. He leaves a widow and six children. Plans for the funeral are incomplete. Slate Revenue From Dog Racing Is Higher WKST MEMPHIS, Ark., May C (UP)-- The state during the first Hirer days of the dog racing season collected $2.314 In eompnrlson to.si.8ia In Ihc first llirce days Ji ihi> 193G season. Of the tax collected by the •Into. iwo-tlilrds. will go to the -late hospital and the remainder lio state old ajjc pension fund, fury Unable to Agree pn Kentucky Murder Case Verdict ) NEWCASTLE. Ky, May G. (UP) —Brig. Gen. Henry n. Denhardt must be iricd once more for Hie murder of Ills sweetheart, Mrs. Verua Ciarr Taylor, "the prettiest woman in Oldlinm and Henrv counties." A jury of 12 sun-burned farmers reported today after considering his Is G'.icsl ol Hoiior as" Bly- llicvillc and Osceola Moot This Afternoon and dived to with machine i ader said, "then the producers ill realize their mistake In not 'anting us recognition." Strike leaders painted out that the Committee for Industrial Organization, through its local lead- ncs- ians, rained bombs spray the Basques vta , muuiiiui: j 0 . gun bullets. But the Basque mill-1 "' tiamen stolidly stood their ground. At night they tightened their trap, leaving the Italians—alleged to be . _, Blackshii-ts-wilh their backs ' to! ers ' hn f agrced to " llie sea and their food.supplles rap-I ges to c - I ---°- groups. idly dwindling. . • . • :, j —7^-— —— The Italians, part of an insurgent j Forestry Aid Measure column which 'had been driving rapidly westward along the Bay of Bisoay coast, were isolated Sunday near Bermeo, 16 miles northeast of Bilbao. : Farmer Wins Acquittal Cully Cobb Cites'Soil Con- rervatiori R e c'o r d at New Orleans NEW ORLEANS. May 6. (UP)— Cully A. Cobb, southern division director of the Agricultural Adjustment Administration, today asked southern farmers to continue their measure on Charge ql IVlurder: House. Goes to White House: WASHINGTON, May G. (UP)— The senate today passed the house- approved bill authorizing $2,500,000 in annual federal.aid to slates for - ., development of farm forestry. The ' bcen div erted from cotton and oth- Woulrl Give It Industrial and Agricultural -Supremacy Says Graves ; MONTGOMERY, : Ala!. Mflv 6. 'DPI—Gov. Bibb Grave's today predicted a "Dixie business'boom that will make the South;the'industrial and agricultural center. of>-'(he.;-nS- tionT if freight rafe diEcVhtilnrt- lions against sput.her'>v;sbliinc'B-juvj •ri^\i.tX:.-;JiKy!Xj^^f&v^$g GrAves, chairman of the Southern Uatc Sl'udv Council, compose:! of governors of eight slates, said the executives would plan a vigorous campaign to Have southern freight rates reduced when they meet In Atlanta on Monday. "If we can remove the differential against freight rates we will automatically remove the differential against labor in the SDiilh." he said. "Higher wages will result, thereby < releasing a tremendous buying power, ' "H is time for a showdown \\'e are not asking freight rate rcduc- I fa- case 19 hours and 30 minutes that 11, It would be "impossible"' for them to reach a verdict. Judsc Charles C. Marshall Immediately discharged them. Bralinrdt's next Irlnl. Judge* Marshall said, will begin h, "du? course," probably at the September term of court. The bald soldier-politician, former lieutenant governor, was Jubilant as he talked with newspapermen In his dingy cell. "It ivns a great victory au-J n vindication for me." he said. "It was wonderful, i nm going lionic now to Ro'.vlino Green." Commonwealth Prosecutor Gov. carl K. Bailey, here for today's opening ball game of tli? Nmllieasl Arkansas league b;twcen the niythcvillc Giants and Ins 03- ceoiii Indians, was a giiesl of the Rotary club at Its weekly luncheon at tiie Hold Noble nt. noon today. Clov. Bailey'spoke briefly, • ex-1 prw-.sin s lil s pleasure at' again being a visitor to this city. He is a guest of the Blylhcvlllc Baseball club. •-.•.'• . ' I-'loyd Sliarp.'state WPA administrator, also lo lie a guest nf lh« opening day game, arrived about noon. Mr) Sharp Is the guest of Ihn Mississippi County Pair association. , l-'k'lil In Fair Sha|tc The tame was slated to get 1111''"' "' " -'-•-'• "' -' ' -| n (. | Cnrutliersvilie 'Lawyer \JU ! Heads Scmo Sportsmen OEXTER, Mo., May C, — The 'Southeast Missouri Sportsmen's Association was organized here jlust night at a meellng of hunting and fishing enthusiasts from 10 southeast Missouri counties.i ! Steve Medllng, Caruthcrsvllie • attorney, WHS elected president. I Cllier officers-are: Al Sparks, | ICennclt, first vice-president; R, 'T. Toney. Piedmont, second vice- president; Dr, Prank Laliue. DJX- tcr. tlilr<] vice-president; a. O. Hill, Dexter, secretary-treasurer. Ob.ve Coker. CnruUicrsvlllc, jjresl-' 1 dent «f Hie recently organized I'etnlscot County Sportsmen's club, named lo Hie board of directors. ' Tlie assoctalion :\vent on record as rcn.ue.sllng Gov. Lloyd Stark io "'" llllf Bcnlon Kinsolvln? refused ID make any other .statement than that "Ihis man will bn tried again." A motion for qimsliini the iirlH- mcnt against Denhardt, which Jiiclse Marshall previously ha? »P.yerru}ed.,, l ivas lo be nvrte lat«h ' loday. Denhardfs departure for Bowl- ""f Orcen awaited reinstatement of his $25.000 bond, siiuplled by his soil conservation program under tions. All we want Is parity i ,„- wlnch they diverted D.069,000 acres vor cutting our rates a little rais- of cotton land in "iiine states to ing Boston's a little, chan°itU the diversified soil buildinj crops last labor differential a little a"nd°put- ting goods in Chicago more cheaply : " the long run." • year. "XTost of the lands that have now goes to the white HELENA, Ark., May G. (UP) — Frank Adams, Lee county farmer, loday was acquitted on n charge of murdering George Hall at a night club opening in Forrest.City during September, 1935. A circuit court jury fr^ed Adams after deliberating 15 minutes New York Cotton May ! Jill •: fc m T£U Dec Jan Mar open 1311 1315 1295 1292 1296 1300 high 1311 1319 1296 1293 IMS 1300 low 1292 1303 1282 127S 1285 1288 close 1303 1312 1288 1285 1230 1203 Spots closed steady at 13Q2, off You hear a -whole lot about aclors liavln' "Yes Men" but if you'll look at any big business man who employs a lot of people you won't have any trouble flndin' New' Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS, May 0 (UP)— Cotton closed steady. open high low close May 1202b i293b Jul 1205 130G 1293 1305 Oct 1291 1293 1280 1290 Dec 1299 1299 1257 1297 Jan 1301 1301 1299 1299 Mar 13M 1304 1294 1302 Spols closed steady at 1345, up 2. er soil depleting crops under our program have been planted to soil conserving crops with consequent general improvement." Cobb said. Tr.e nine southern states and cot'"" acras riiverhd laH year ar<>Alabama. 950,000: Arkansas, 90!)"W3: Florida, 37.000: Georgia. »io- ffn-. Louisiana. 402,000; Mississippi 004,000: Oklahoma, 940.000- South Carolina. 540,000; Texas. 3^400000 Paper Is Flame-Proof WILMINGTON, Del. (UP) _ Workers at the E.. I/bu Pont de Nemours & Company have psr- f'.'clecl a flome-proofinir agent fir use on textiles and pape-r, according to plant officials. friend. Dr. A. J. McCormack. president of the American Health association. • Public Mrs. William Berryman Named to Cosmetic Board LITTLE ROCK, Art-Governor Bailey appointed Mrs. William Berryman of Dlylhcville to the state Board of Cosmetic Therapy to succeed Mrs. Sadie Robinson cf Pine Bluff, yesterday. Mrs. Robinson resigned and has since been appointed inspector for the board. Tlie governor also appointed Walter L. Brown -as a member of the state Board of Conserya- 'ion, to succeed Alfred MacMillan, Beth are of El Dorado. t lhofl« ta m m '"« . D " lsl 1 ' tllc boutheiist Missouri member of the Mlsrourl wild Life Commis-loiv heads of local civic clubs participating In the ceremonies. About 1,500 fans were on hand shorily before game lime am more-,. were coming In, indicating possible tolal attendance ol 2.0CO. . _. '.-.'• The field appeared iii'falr slmpo early this afternoon after workmen redoubled tiled- efforts to get H ready for today's game follow! several downpours, yesterday and frequent rains for several [lays. Late- ( ycsterday lliere appearec but little hops that th» field could be made ready for tlie gnm« today but a light;wind last night ami plenty of sunshine .today provided workmen with the necessary Incen- .tive and .help to'make tlie diamond ready. . It, appeared -that the :outfle1d, still \vas far fronr ingoocl shape hut fair enough nnrt lit; infield was pronounced nt. for "fyiay. . Harrlnglnii vs. I.ule s Manager Hersche! Bobo-of Ihe Glnnls and Manager Elmer KJr- choff of Ihc Indians stuck by their hurling selections with Harrington due to toss 'em for Blythcvllte and Lutes for Osceola. — Other guests of tbc Rotarians today were L> r . Carl Harwell, L L McDoarmnn and Godfrey White of Osceola and clarence H.- Wilson Jesse Taylor, O. w. McCutchen. J. Mell Brooks, p. E, Warren and B. A. Lynch jr. BERLIN (UP) - The Germnn .Air Ministry has banned the flying of large kites in Germany In the interests of the safety of air traffic. Quake Forecasts Ucilrer' BUFFALO, N. Y. (UP) — The Rev. John p. Delnncy, Canislus College seismologist, believes that earthquakes may be forecast some day, Just as the weather Is predicted now. Father Delancy said that progress along this line of scientific research Is being made.- Kcybolcl Confident of Protecting; Missouri Floocl- way Crops NEW MADRID. Mo.. May 6 (UP) ^Sandbag and dirt dikes, built by 1.400 emergency workers, toclny kept the rising Mississippi from flowing-over lliousands of acres of newly planted crops. Directed by U! S. army engineers, the workers construclcd an emer- Boncy dike, around a 1,000-foot crevasse at (lie Miles T. I^e farm on the levee protecting the Birds Polnl-Ncw Madrid, floodway. • Cther, unps were closed on Ihe Tennessee; side. Residents ol the southern part of tlie floodway, under a precautionary evacuation order, moved with their, stock ^fronuihc threatened Lt. bol. Eugene rieybold. I'am'- mahdlng engineer of Ihe area, bs- 'levcrt the emergency dikes would hold the'37-foot crest due'Mohtlny Other rivers In the area, swollen by heavy rains, .threatened farm lands. Black river In north Af- kinisiis (lowed through crevasses In several places south of poplnr Bluff Mo. The St. .Francis Hit flood singe atFi.sk. Mo., but was expected lo start fulling shorily. ' Up I.I at Cariillicrsvlllc CARUTHERSVILLE. Mo., May 0 —Tl« Mississippi river reached a slace of 32.2 feet on the government gauge here at B o'clock tills morning, a rise of 1.4 feet In 24 Arguments Undei"way,/?in Former Secietaiy. '"of. 1 Slate's Tiial -,, , i <• \ r ' LUTLE ROCK, ; May :o (UP)— ' Ansiimcnts, of slilc and defense nlloincvs hj llie trial of -Ed",,'P.. McDonald, former secretary ot state, charged with fraud In connection ivllh the buying of jant- toi.s' supplies for the capital,"were stalled at 2 P. M. today when the couit icconvened after a two- hour recess. . 'Die sudden decision of .Mc-l Donalds attorneys not to put)the former official on the stand came as a siirpilse aftei the state )iad completed Us case against him. Aftei dm aiguments Circuit lJudge Amber McGehee ulll Ili- stmct the Jury. H \\ns predicted the case would be In tho hands of the July by night Ben Wehbciger, Memphis - soap Wrong Car Forced Off Itoail LONDON, O. (.UP) — Joseph U Porter, of Cleveland, was fined 510 and costs when he forced a state highway patrol car off the road. Here of "ordinary soap , rcurs. The crest of the present Chicago Wheat May May Jul several "Yes Men" in llie bunch. (Jul I don't think you ought'ta blame ( the actors. Some ot 'cm arc sof bad they hav'ta hire somebody to tell 'em they're good. You must remember an actor has a very sensitive nature and a little bit of encouragement means a whole lot to him. I remember one actor down home that was so bad the audience started to hiss him. He came out and says "I've been hissed all over (he country, but this is the first time I ever .had the 'entire, audience hiss me." So Uncle Fuel rose up and says "I didn't hiss ,vn, Brother." The actor "ran down the aisle and' says "Well, mister, I want-la shake hands with you for not hlssin' me." 1 He says "Dld'Ja really like my act?" and "role Fud says "No. It" wasn't that—I was ynwnln' at the time!" open high low 1291-2 1301-8 129 close 1291-2 Se»lts WPA Program for Flood Damaged Schools LITTLE RCCK. Arfc.—Applica- 'tion for S2.14D to repair flood dam- nge to Mississippi county school buildings end cquiomrnt war. submitted yesterday to WPA Admin- j istrator Harry L. Hopkins by W. E. Porous, stale commissioner of educallon. Similar aid was asked for schools in 11 other eastern Arkansas coi-nties. amounting in ail to S53.G6I.13. Mississippi county schools for which help Is sought are: MiMhi- i i Ridge. Sion.50: Tomri'o. SK'38-1 Kclser, $821.50; Lcachville. $85 and Rocky. $15. As'Weary King Will Climax Coronation Parade :**»*W'. •_:-3t r^-' 1 ": rise Is expected abotil Wednesda of next week at a stnse well above flcod level, which Is 35 feet. Electric Current ' Keeps Stock in Pasture Ralph 'Brackenslcfc. fanner of ' near Joiner.' has found that stands of barbed wire, charged two 1193-8 1193-4 1183-8 1183-4 Chicago Corn open high low close 1321-2 1351-8 1321-8 1341-4 1193-8 1203-4 1183-4 1201-2 Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS. Ill.. May (UP)—Hogs: receipts, 7.500. Top. 10.50. 170-230 Ibs., 10.25-10.40. 140-160 Ibs.. 7.50-10.25. Bulk sows. 9.40-9.65. Cattle; receipts. 2,800. Steers 8.00-10.50. Slaughter steers, 1.00-15.75. 'Mixed heifers aiul yearlinns 80010.50. Slaughter heifers. 7,00-11,50. Cutters and low cutters. 3.7S-5.45 Closing Stock Prices A T and T Anaconda Copper . BcthlehEni Steel Chrysler Cities Service 3.1-2 Coca Cola 152 General Electric 54 3-8 ..108 1-2 .. 53 1-4 .843-4 60 1-a 103 1-4 H 1-8 53 3-4! 48 9 7.3 General Motors International Harvester McKesson-Robbins' Montgomery Ward .... New York Central .... Packard Phillips Pelt-oleum 551-4. Itadio Corp 93-4 Et Louis-San Francisco ... 3 5-8 Simmons Bed 46 Standard of N J 673-8 Texas Co 61 7-8 0 S Smelting ..87 U S Steel 105 Zonitn 6 1-4 with a six-volt electoral current, make an effective pasture fence. Etcclc .-.. c " lcc ll!lv| ng come in con- thc charged wires, will tact ..,__,„.,..,„ I hot attempt lo cross the _ . — fence. ;1 I The arrangement Is particularly advantageous where the temporary pasturing of crops is practiced, as such a fence docs not icoiiirc substantial posts. The wires can be strung, on small stakes and can readjly be moved to a new location. Mr. Brackcnsick strings salesman, gave $2,500 to McDonald as a campaign donation to be paid back In e\ent he was elected governor, Vance Clayton, deputy In McDonald's office, testified today In tho ' fraud charge trial ot the former secretary of stale. Clayton told of being present, when McDonald and Welsbergcr made the agreement and' said he filled out the note foi Wels- bergcr because the lattei did not know \Uial to write on it The deal was made at McDonald's home last August, shortly before the prlmruy In which the former seciclary of state was defrateil for the gubernatorial nomination bamplc Was Mcmphli Water Two chemists' testified during the morning session, They were Dr. W. P Mangelsdorf. Little Rrpk, and Dr. Harrison Hale, .chemistry flepart.ment head fit the University " of Arkansas ' Isolli, stated that liquids which they an-~--i aljzeel ' ' make.' MangcLsdorf stated that one of the containers which came from the Standaid Disinfectant Co of Memphis, Welsberger's concern, was water. He said it contained 9876 per cent water and 24 per of one per cent minerals He said- It compared close with the content .of Memphis city?.water. 'It certainly was not Little' Rock water, was It?" askc'd .Pros-" editing Attorney Fred Dpnliai'n.'"^ "Positively ,110," lie replied. —»Contrast' hi Prices "— He wai o.itestioned by deffiy^e counsel as to why it was that he analyzed this substance and that Dr. Hale at Hie university did not get such a sample, Tiie chemist said he did not know and that he knew nothing of Dr. Kale's analyses until-."a. few days ago." •> • W. S. Rogers, -purchasing agent, for Pulaskl county, testified/ that the. prices --paid, by .the cqUiuy to the same concern for similar" supplies never had amounted to more than 12 cents a pound during the four years he served ' 05 purchasing agent. The state -uv seme Instances paid more than-Jl a pound for tho .supplies. McDonald was to take the stand In self defense this afternoon after the state has presented one, more witness. The court reconvened at 2 o'clock. Tell j. Welsberger f Contribution^ testified yester yesterday ------------ one "^wuttsui Leauucu j-esiergav wire six lo eight Inches from |he| ttlnt llc contributed between $1,200 ground and the Inches high. A , other about 18J ancl $MOO.to McDonald's campaign furnishes the at small cost. storage -battery electrical current for governor before the 1936 Dsnu- I cratic pnmary. j/ < t He also said that heOiad' loaned $2,500 to McDonald"Jjusf before i the primary and Wad tak'en a \ note in exchange. H^\said tliat | dunng trte spring, and "summer 1 Of 1936 hg sold the state several j thousand dollars worth of jani- t tor supplies for the capitol, and j that they w~ere ' ordered by- Me- t Donald as secretary of state. 1 Fails to Answer Charge of Reckless Driving ; C. H. Childress failed to appear In municipal court this morning to answer to a charge of reckless driving ana his cash bond was ordered forfeited. Jim Davis was fined $10 for pub- j lie drunkenness and his fine sus-' pended. Jim darings was fln?d S10 for a similar offense. W. D. Bivens failed to appear and' his, public-drunkenness bond was forfeit«i. . ! Burgess told of receiving orders from McDonald and making ciun- .—_____ P ai l?n contributions afterward, gen- WFATHFR jerally about 10 per cent of the " |sum invoked in the order Both j Burgess and Weisberger emphnslz- Welsberger was preceded on the stand by L. R. Burgess of Te\- Memphis man as a salesman here, and K. W. Perkins, Memphis accountant who keeps the books for the Weisberger Interests, Arkansas—Pair tonight, partly cloudy. I The long hours In Westminster. Abbey ended, the /low coionalion parade nearly over, weary King I George VI will greet with joy the sight of Buckingham Palace as the royal i coach approaches the i security and comfort of Its austere walls. Tlie closing moments of London's great spectacle will be jtmich os pictured above riming a rehearsal of the procession. Hie, royal coach approaching the palace -; between throngs that line the streets. Memphis and vicinity—Fa.ir and continued cool tonight. Lowest temperature 56 to 58. Friday fair and warmer. - - •', The maximum temperature here yesterday was 71, minimum' 55, cloudy wllh .12 of an inch rainfall, t according to Samuel F. Norrls, .official weather observer. Friday led that their gifts "to McDonald had beeiv made without any suggestion from him. The Price of Soap Donnatn asked Welsberger why he had raised his price for soap" base from 60 cents a pound, as ap- ^ peared on some of.the earlier orV - <!ers. to $125. Weisberger replied that.lt was because a competitor (Continued on." Page Eight)' *"