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Served by United Press . TUB DOMINANT NF.WSPAPEfl OP NORTHEAST AKKANSAS AND aoirn.vAsTx.^JTnr ^ vJ_J ff.k^/ AKKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI HOME EDITION VOL. XXXI—NO. 278 > Rlytheviltc Courier niythevllle Dally News TilythcvillE Herald Mississippi Valley J.cader _BIA"1'IIRVILLB,-ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1935 r-; ; #, W' m&'. yfe 1C KILLS FATHER AND DAUGHTERS Hauptmcmn Alibis Under Fire SfflE RE! Rebuttal Testimony: Places Hauptm a n n Witnesses Elsewhere FLEMINGTON, N. J., Feb. 8. (UP)—Isador Fisch, whom the defense accuses of participating in the Lindbergh kidnaping, . was in a house in tlie Bronx <N. Y.) from 7:30 o'clock lo midnight on (he night the crime was committed, Joseph Levinson testified today. Counsel for Haiiptmaini charged that secretary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace refused lo allow one or his .subordinates to come to Fleming ton because "his testimony would, be favorable to us." PLEM1NGTON, N. .)., Fell. 8 <UP) — Bruno Richard Haupt- iimnn's defense against charges he murdered the Lindbergh baby was ended today and the state of New Jersey entered it vigorous attack on credibility of the defendant's "alibi witnesses." Two alibi stories were hit by damaging state's evidence. Benjamin Heier, who. said he saw a man resembling Isidor Fisch .leap over the St. Raymond's cemetery fence on the; night the Lindbergh ransom was paid, was eight miles away from lhat 1 spot at about flint,time, the stale's first rebuttal witness declared. ... . ' ,Elvcrt Carlstrom,".!. Hie 'yoiing Swedish (boy who said . he, saw. ericksen's bakery on the night of 1 the kidnaping, was actually in Dunellcn, N. J., on that night, and never left his home, according to nnothei- witness. . ." ' J. J. Farber, an .InsuKrrrfl?*fnan,- broke down^lejer's'.'jstory. He'said that on... the hight ! of "'April's. 1932, he had arj automobile accident in which Heier's car was involved fand that the accident occurred •' tie mid-town section ~."ol New /York, fnr from the Brotix ceiiitjlei'y.' jllc' placed the lime of Ihe' 'accident' as 9:15 11, .m. Heier hns testified he -parked his car, at. the cemetery from 8:30 until''nearly 11 p. m. Arthur Larson, a friend of El- vcrt Carlstrom,-' testified that lie and Carlstroni' slept 1 all night on March 1, 1932; ln,n ivacnnl house in Dunellen of which Carlstrom was the caretaker. Hatiptmann's. attorneys closed his side of Ihe'case after Lwo lumbermen had" 'given testimony disputing the ; findings of the slate's expert, Arthur Koehler. $250,000 Miami Beach Jewell Robbery Confessed MIAMI BEACH. Fin... Feb. 8 (UP) — police said, today that Charles Call, 27 year :old "Brooklyn parachute jumper, had confessed participation in the $250,000 jewel rol)bcr>\.pf a New York woman. :• v : . -"\- 'V\v'"'•;>-',Call's confession' cnme^hile lie was. serving a_ aOp'da'y'jail sentence at Miami-'BeaclK.for stealing two bicycles. •'."'••,' ' ''. ' > ' V. ~ : ?•'''-, The Jewels. . were' •' taken - : from Mrs. J, E. Bell, of 'New York; two weeks ago by two men. who entered her suite in the Miaini- Bi I Lin ore hotel. Overhead Lighting Paving District Files Suits for Foreclosure Paving District Number One and Curbing District Number One of Blytheville have filed suit to foreclose on property on which district taxes for 1934 have not be«n mid J. H. Elkins. ,J. H. Smart and U •-' zcil Branson are commissioners for Ihe district, c. M. Buck i s attorney. Prisoner Made It "Hot" for Police PnoVINCETOWN, Mass. <rj P) _ Frank viera, made it hot fo r the police here. Because he had fallen aslesp \ v n corner ot a dance hall while a c T ™" 1 '" A, blade of light tluit route the darkest gloom with a flood of cheering brilliance, the ^illuminated shaft'bf Rockefeller .Center's towering office •bnilding'./Jra.s become tfie most spectacular night scene In New York. This -.view, looking toward Broadway and the distant Nc\v Jersey Palisades, reveals how tremendous Hood lights beam on . : the building from sunken garden to topmast parapet- Tells Results of Inquiry Inlo Conditions in Eastern Arkansas -WASHINGTON, R;l). 8. (UP)— The. formal report of Mrs. Iifary Connor Myers. AAA investigator, on andlord-tenanl fanner relations iu the cotton bull .west of Memphis. Tenn., probably will be made pubic when completed, officials indicated today. It was at first planned to hand frs.-Myers' report confidentially to AAA Administrator Chester C. Davis, at whose discretion action might be started against planters said to have violated the cotton contract clause affecting eviction of •sharecroppers. Union Supports Report MEMPHIS, Feb. 8. (UP)-Mrs. Mary Connor Myers, AAA counsel, who investigated eastern Arkansas sharecropper conditions, was "right" in her published rciwrt of poverty and desperation, among teiiatils, the Southern Tenant Farmers' Union said in a statement, today. Coincident wifh the statement, Ward H. Rodgcrs, young Socialist orgnnlMr for Ihe union, revealed that his proposed lecture tour of the nation to tell of the alleged conditions likely would be financed by the young peoples "social action" division of Ihe northern Methodist church. The social action division, n p.irt of the National counsel of Methodist Youths, has offered to cooperate with Rodgsrs in a lecture tour and lend aid In union work, according to .1 letter shown the United Press from Chicago headquarters. Kooslcr Had Two Hearts EAST WINDSOR, Conn. (UP) — Vhcn Emll Miilniie killed one of -- |*. FCt fire to his mattress clothing. Viera was changed to another cell and the sain cthin* occurred. This time ho was searched and matches were found In his shoes. He was placed In Ihe third cell where he- fell asleep. hearts, each operating Independently of tho other. The only other abnormality was an enlarged liver The rooster, he said, did not differ in outward npiwarance from others of n flock hatched last Spring. Leonard Humbert Accused in Attempted Robberies of Two Local Men Leonard Humbert, arrested lliis noming al tlie home of his mother here, was formally" charged this iftemoon willi altempled robbery of Marvin Nunn and Wiliford Mayes. Two bandits were thwarted In :heir efforts to rob Mr. Nunn Wednesday night mhen the cries of his wife and children routed 'he gunmen. Nunn and his family hud entered the drive way at their residence, 509 West Walnut," in their car and Niinn had stepped out of the car to open a garage door, according to reports. One gunman, in the garage, ordered Nunn u> hold up his hands, and mem bcrs of his family screamed. An other gunman appeared and then both fled. Two gunmen appeared at Ma yes' home Tuesday night 'and ransacked the house in hisjpresencc but look nothing, according to rei>orts Roosevelt Calendar To Aid Warm Springs WASHINGTON. (OP)—President Roosevelt has sanctioned the us of his likeness on a new calenda. soon to appear throughout t h e- country. It is bslicved to be the first time that a Chief Executive has consented to have his portrait reproduced on a calendar. Together with Mr. Hoosevolt- plclurc, the calendar features a poem by Milo Elson Enimcrson, "To the Prowess of Franklin Delano Roosevelt." Walter Boland of Washington conceived the calendar and dedicated It lo the Warm Springs Foundation. A victim of Infnnlile paralysis Boland personally obtained Ihe Presid?nl'.s permission lo use his photograph.. Copies of Ihr calendar have been presenled to the President, Mrs, Roosevelt, cabtnrt members, and govcrnmenl department heads. Officers Catch Pair at A. S. Barboro Plant; Third Man Also Held Jimmie Jones, former federal convict, termed. Mississippi county's Public Enemy No. One by Denver Dudley, dlsirlcl prosecutor, and Doyle wldncr, Gosncll, former slate convict, were captured m the branch wholesale plant of A. S. Barboro and company, Second and Rose streets, early this morning while In the net or rolling a large safe from one room (o another, officers announced today. Leonard Humbert, 'under a suspended sentence for larceny, was aken into custody later this morning. Officers said Humbert was held on olhcr charges, but admitted that he would be questioned regarding the Barboro safe attempt n.s well as 11 hold-up Wednesday night. A third man is believed to have eluded officers at the Barboro planl. < "Tip-OIT" Hinted A party of 7 or 8 officers 'participated in the capture of Jones and Widner, including county: of- icers, city police and railroad special agents. Some officers indicated that they happened to "luck" onto Jones and Widner. From another source it was understood that 'h company employe, intending to report for work about 3 o'clock a.m., loticed certain lights were out'and : .Fj-pm .a . third •source, which, however, hart no confirmation from officials, it was hinted that the officers had been tipped off" to the i-obbery attempt and were already on hand as a 'reception committee" when Jones ind Wldner arrived oh the scene. Claim Air Tight Case Hcgardless of the manner in which his capture was effected, of- !icers today were certain that they iiad an "airtight" case against lones, who has often been arrested on felony charges, including safe robberies, but never convicted in i state court. Charges .of burglary and possession of burglar's tools will probably le filed against Jones 'and Widner today. Ironically enough, possession of burglar's tools carries n heavier penalty than burglary. A complete set of tools was said to have been found near the safe. A nlghtwatchman at the plant was locked in a cooling room, allegedly by Jones and Widner,' before they attempted to move the safe. Officers heard him pounding on the heavy door of the room when they seized Jones and Widner and released him. The Barboro company's plant has teen a favorite of burglars over n period of years, apparently because it is situated in a part of the city where there Is little traffic during the night time. 19 Injured When Ferry Sinks in Delaware River PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 8 (UP)— Nineteen persons were injured when the Reading railway ferryboat Cape May and the tanker London collided today In tho Delaware river. The ferry settled in the water and rescue boats removed 70 passengers. The injured were" taken to a hospital at Camdcn. Ships, tugs and police boats rushed through Ice filled waters lo Ihe stricken ferry. Inflation Amendments to Relief Bill Defeated WASHINGTON, Feb. 8. (UI>>- Prauosnls (o use the $•!.BSD,000.000 work relief bill us an inllatlon measure were defatted today in the sen ate appropriations committee. Tlie committee also rejected an amendment which would have given preferential treatment lo veterans on jobs created by the measure. Tlie committee will vote again next week on the amendment ac- cepled yesterday requiring payment of prevailing .wages on work relief proiocts. Moi-Rcnthau Would Invest Old Age Reserves in Government Bonds WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 (UP)— A treasury proposal submitted to congress provided today for payment of the public debt with money raised for old nee' pension reserves. The proposal was contained In I'ccoimnendnllons of Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgcnthau jr. to the house ways and means cominitlce for amcivlment o[ the economic security bin, now before that cominitlce.. The imiston reserves to be raised through 2 to G 'per cent graduated payroll and earnings taxes would be used to buy. up bonds representing i the projected $34,000,000,000"public debt. The,, debt is now aviuoxlmately $28,000.000,600. Retirement of public debt bonds would enable the • government to apply the saving In Interest, now amounting • lo approximately $800.000,000 a year, toward payment, of old age benefits under the treasury- proposal. ' Under' the graduated lax plan proposed by the treasury the 'old age pension reserves would amount to. $622.000.000 at the end ot 1B3B and $18.082,000,000 by 1951. FREED ON Hotel Holocaust To Live in Music LANSIiXQ, Mich. (UP)—One of Michigan's worst disasters, the recent Hotel Kerns fire, which took a loll of 31 lives, will live on in music. "Tragedy | n Flames," a composition without words, commemorating the fire, has been completed by Miss Nellie R, Abel, local composer, and submitted, to New York publishers. Trie composition depicts a complete story of the happenings, commencing with the night of B«1cly that reigned before the holocaust, slumber, crackling of names as the fire started, cries of irapped gueste, the crash of crumbling walls and the requiem. Miss Abel ij if no «. n widely liroughout Michigan for Her play- lug by car. New Prosecution Planned, However, as Result of Boy's Death Dick Crews, negro, won an acquittal In munlclpal_court yesterday when tried on a" charge of Illegal possession of Intoxicating liquor was lodged against him. Crews testified htat liquor, found In his house by officers, was iept for his use and tliat of his rather. The negro said his father "claimed to have been born In 1817" and both used liquor principally as medicine, the "old man" for his rheumatism. The negro is alleged to have told liquor to Randolph Green, 17- year-old Huffman boy, resulting indirectly in the death of the youth when he failed to negotiate a Highway 61 curve near Yarbro while driving a light Iruck, a short time after lie allegedly secured liquor from the negro. Hardy Craflon was fined five dollars for disturbing the peace. Thomas Craflon and Fate Grafton, was acquitted of similar charges. Charges of violating the state overdraft law were docketed against Mr. and Mrs. L, C. Shellon. Mrs! J. E. Vaughn was fined five dollars for disturbing the peace. Ed Sales was fined S25 for petit larceny but the fine was suspended. 'Ellis Wymlng. Eugene Whitfield and Armstcad Harper, negroes, were bound over to the grand Jury on robbery charges. ' Bandits Take $18,000 From New York Bank SPARK HILL, N. Y., Feb. 8 UP)-Five bandits held up the National Dank of Sixirk Hill today and escaped with loot estimated at $18.000. Tlie. bank had Just opened for the day and Cashier Harold Tanner had taken the money from Ihe vault when she robbers entered. E BOWS TO FUTRELL; VOTES Adopts State Relief Measure 'After Rejecting Mild-Slinging Bill LITTLE HOCK, Feb. 8. <U1>>- pov. j. M.. Futrell look control of the legislature today. Tlie senate both defied and bowed lo the governor in defeating his anli-imid-slfnglug bill, then withdrawing amcnlmenU It had allnch- ed lo -his measure establishing a public welfare board and passing The house look „ m y ( , but an,, admonition from Speaker Hitrvc Thorn and voted lo remain In session this afternoon and tomorrow lo consider revenue legislation. Passage of the public welfare bill already approved by the house, gave Ihe slate a new chance (o get aid for iinemployables which was withdrawn when the measure was not enacted by February 1. Wli"thcr the stalu will get the money was IH-obtaiiallntl but PER A authorities sold "\ve will make every elTort" . The senate accepted the governor's leadership on the welfare measure after U bad rejected the anll-mud-sllnglng bill, 23 fo 7. The bill had l»cn pushed through the house by administration forces. Tlie senate, nko passed n house bill placing control of tlie state hospital for nervous diseases'under one hoatl, the medical examiner. Onl y.»the govcrnor's'slgunlufc was needed for the measure lo become Thorn Urjrs Action In his speech to the house'Thorn reminded members that,'they had been in sessidiv fourfwepks without having.passed revenue -measure* "to speak of:'^ -. . . •'• -. "We must- get down to business," he said,-"and I 'don't believe- we should adjourn for tlie : week end! We:'Shotild slay here and work this afternoon and tomorrow. The bii'd-' set committee must know how much money we need and how much can be'expected." Rep. Luther Wllkes,' of Phillips' county, chairman of the budget committee, advised the members to get some action on revenue bills He said that the biennial budget shfluld be kept within the revenue. There will be drastic slicing unless more revemii. is forthcoming he promised. The ne«- conlror'of the legists- jure Is expected to bring horse racing, sales tax and liquor control measures to a vole next week. Planning Bill Opposed Protest broke out in the house vhen the first planning board bill ™?.Introduced by Rep. Means Wilkinson, of Franklin county A senate bill establishing the board already has passed the senate mid Is awaiting action In the louse. The Wilkinson bill would make t possible for the state to set aside tax forfeited land for state forests and game preserves. Under the bill every applicant o purchase forfeited land ivoulcl be required to submit n certificate rom an A. and M. college showing the sol! content. From that certificate it would be determined whether the land was capable of Jrofitnble cultivation. If it was not t would not be sold and would be Jlnccd in n stale forest reserve There were objections to the :erttficate plnn, Rep Joe Horton. of Logan county, and others pro- eslcd having to go' to the col- eges lor the right, to purchase and. Another land measure passed the senate loday. It was the bill of Senator A. J. Cole, of Pocahontas, olhnlnallng technicallltcs that nl- egedly prevented return lo the stale of tax forfeited cut over amis. The bill now goes to the louse for final action. Rep. II. K. Toney, of Pine Bluff, nlroduccd a stale liquor slore )II1 in the' house loday similar to the one now pending In the senile. A senate bill that would pay Tor a building at Arkansas Slate College, Jonesboro, was delayed 48 lours-In the house loday when It was sent back for mimeographed copies. Griffin Smith Upheld After a debate last.lng more than 2 1-2 hours yesterday, tlie house Jut its stamp of approval on the administration of state comptroller Griffin smith. By a vole of 79 lo 16, a bill by Smith of Randolph, providing for transfer of the duties of the comptroller's office lo the office of the auditor of slate was defeated. Senate BUI 215 by senator Ashley :o authorize the slste revenue department to collect delinquent personal properly taxes and to require Blossoms Out on Catalhia It's Bitrtngilmo out on Catn- llna .Island ami ' (ho almond trqcs are In bloom. Framed In Jiloaaoms. wlilcli slio rivals' for beauty, Elizabeth Gregg, tho spirit of aprliiK, jjho'rs from hci revcllhff In cast.sliliddcrB as snov flurries whip by.- lovernor Laying' Plans for 1936, Capitol Observers Think 1>V TED H. MAI.OY United Press Staff Correspondent LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb a .UP)- Clov. J. M. Futrell Is build- ng a machine lo insure a third crm, many legislators believe. The iclief Is being expressed in con- iclcntlal chals along corridors and Is the most choice current topic. Those who arc most positive in heir statements that (he governor will run again point lo lliree things as indicative of third-term Tsplrationsi 1. The Fact Finding Tribunal vlll not be killed, they say, as sought in a bill already passed by lie senate; Ihe governor will stay o see that body developed Inlo a •ate regulatory body with greater powers. 2. The comptroller's office will lot be abolished, or Its duties )laced in the auditor's office hey claim; the governor will hold lis office lo see that his economic administration is continued. 3. A public welfare board will ic established by this season of he legislature giving the governor utich power. Through tills organ- zalion his' contacts will be Intensified. There will be more organizations and points of influence for the governor before the legislature Is over Senator H. T3. Hardy of Grecnbrier said. Out of these the governor will emerge a strong candidate for his third consecutive term, he interprets from the hap- pcnlngs about (lie capita). There Is another possibility that the legislators arc contemplating. Instead of the governor seeking the third term he may swing his new influence behind a chosen candidate and put a new man in the office. Close friends of the governor deny he Is after another term. What his move will be when liis time expires In January 1937 they do not. venture. He Is Interested now in maintaining the reduced administrative cost ot government he instituted two years ago, they declare. publication of delinquent personal tax lists was defeated in the senate, 24 to n, being the first measure in two weeks or longer on which the full membership voted, "They Didn't Live Right," Says Slayer Who Gives Himself Up HOT SPRINGS, Fob, 8 (UP) — Hnrry Lucas, 45, fatally shot three members of the chmley Evarts family and critically wounded an- Jllic'r at their farm home noai hero today because Ihcy "didn't live right." ; . The dead were Cliarley Evaits J, and two of his diuighteis, Ollle Evnrts, 2G,.and Nonnle Evnrts, 18. Mrs, Evarts, 60, was critically oundcd and was rushed to a hospital where she was not expected to live. Lucas, said ( 0 bo a cousin of tho Evarts, was described as a jcllgloiu fiuialtc. : lie surrendered.lo. Justice ot the Peace MllcheJl BuHram arid (timed over Ihe shotgun he usqd He (old Biitlrnm the victims had not been living "the right klntl ,'of lives." . " lie was held Incommunicado with ' no format charges filed against h!ih "S ycU , The justice brought Lucas hero mid took sheriff's forces and ambulances lo Ihe farm. The fathei and daughters wore dead when the group arrived. Ellen Evarts, .21,'a llnrd daugh- ler, was the only member of the family not shot. She was working us a stenographer,In Dallas Plan Beaulification of Kentucky Avenue Final aiiproyal of a boautlficatlo'i •- project 'tof Kentiw<i> ,n 011110 >Un been seemed bv B N Wilson coun- 4 I'ERA adininistialor The project culls for the expenditure of $400 by '.the FERA for labor in removing Bermuda grass now growing in the centei curbing of .the, street and for replacing it with -additional'dirt In which floivers will be planted. John Meyer, one of the sponsors •of Ihe project, said the Bermuda grass would be removed and used for sodding elsewhere and suitable dirt would be found to replace that removed. City trucks will be furnished for the hauling without cost, Mr. Meyer said. Each resident on Kenlucky a\c- iittc will be asked to contribute a, small sum with which flowers \\ill be bought for planting, as no FERA money is available for this. Tomorrow Last Day for Buying Pool Certificates The final date for purchasing Bankhead tax exemption : ccrtifl- (iles from the government pool H Saturday, February 9, according to a telegram received by County \gent J. E. Crltz from B L Deal, lertificate pool manager, Washing- on, D. c. After February 9 the' till tax of 5.07c per pound will lave to be paid to secure bale tags on cotlon not covered by tax- :xemplion certificates. Woman Fisfi Expert Never Has Made Catch WASHINGTON <UP)-A scte'n- Ific knowledge of fish doesn't nake a fisherwoman, according'to Miss Lou el la Cable, who has,'a record of "many casts, but no catches." Miss Cable is regarded as 'Washington's outstanding woman luthority on fish." she is secre-- ary to Elmer Hlgglns v scientific division chief of the Bureau of Fisheries. Tn addition . to her scientific work, Miss Cable draws "arid paints sea life scenes for the department. She knows thoroughly the lives and practices, of practically every type of fish, but hasn't discovered the means 'of fishing success. After a recent fishing trip, <he said: "I couldn't catch anything." WEATHER Arkansas—Cloud}-, local rains in *nst portion, colder in north por- ion tonight. Saturday cloudy, uri- cttlcd and colder, Memphis and vicinity—Probably occasional rain tonight, arid Saturday. Not mucli change rn"te)rt-_ peratiire. T The maximum temperature hero •esterday was 51, - minimum 32, cloudy with .34 of an Inch of rain ast night, according to Samuel p, Vorris, official weather observer;

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