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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XXXIV—NO. Blythevtlle Courier Blythevllle Herald Blythevlllc Dally News Mississippi Volley Leader BIATI1I3V1LU3, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, MAY 11, 191)7 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTO I Not a Care In the World WORLD TRADE COTTON If the responsibilities of the biggest job In ' the world weigh on President Roosevelt, they're not reflected In this striking picture of the chief executive as he fished under a boiling sun off the gulf coast nt Port Aransas, Tex.' Tanned to a leathery brown, blandly pulling at a cigarette, Mr. Roosevelt smiles with supreme satisfaction —he just took/a tarpon off the end of his line, Shall Members of Royal Family Attend Her Wedding Is Question LONDON. May 11 (UP> — A clash between Ihe royal family and the government has broken out behind the scenes at the lelght of the coronation festlvi- :!es over the wedding of Mrs. iVnllis Wurfleld Simpson and the Duke of Windsor, the • United Press was informed today. The royal family wishes • to be represented officially at the wedding but the government has advised against any member being present—officially or otherwise, Dismayed by Publicity As soon as Mrs. Simpson's rtl- 'orce became, final it was understood the royal family as a whole decided to be represented at the marriage and the Duke and 3uchess of Kent were designated. But the government was dismayed at the glare of publicity given :o Mrs. Simpson's decree absolute and the reunion at Sande castle, despite the fact that the .press received official hints to play down the romance during the coronation. The g o v e r n m e n t's position against British royalty being present at the wedding would be tantamount to forbidding it'but the situation now is deadlocked. 'Hie royal family is taking the attitude that after all it Is a family affair while the government points out that turning attention to the wedding by having British royalty present would be likely, to harm all the government's efforts to-popularize King George VI and Queen : Eljzabeth: Observers, foresaw, ; '.soinsi compromise .VherebyT/tlie Duke , .of Kent would attend Incognito. Long-winded piscatorial victory was 'this for tile president as he surveyed the 77-pound tarpon which he had just landed after n long battle off Port Aransas, Tex. While the chief executive reels In after the catch, Barney Farley, veteran fishing guide, and Elliott Roosevelt, in dark shirt, come to his assistance to heave the coveted prize aboard. T€LL1 YOU BY ~~ - ece — _ BURNS _ New York Cotton NEW YORK, May 11 (UP) — Cotton closed barely steady. open high low close 1280 1260 1270 1210 1285 1287 1273 1276 May July Oct Deo Jan March Spots closed quiet at 1326, on" fourteen. 1264 1263 1265 1205 1252 1255 1268 1269 1258 1259 1265 1253 1255 1263 1250 1252 New Orleans Cotton When a person does the same work day after day without n change for a long time, he gets sl.ile on the job. There s; no kick In it anymore because he yet 1 ; so he does lib work without thinkin' nbout ii. The same thine applies to scenery. When yon stay in one place too long, you get so you can look nt the scenery without ever secin' it. 'Hint's the reason when a country boy goes to New York City, he sees more things happen the first day than K New Yorker sees in a year. Some scientists claim that country boys catch on to things quicker because they have their eyes open nnd they nbstjrb every liltle detail. The first time I drove an automobile back in the mils, my Cousin Dillard asked me to show him how to run the tiling, so I got him In the car and we started down the road and my Cousin Dillard says, "Well. I saw how you start ed the thing, but how do you stop it?" so I says, "Well, I'll show ya." So I stepped on Ihe brakes anc the road happened to be slippery and the car skidded and crashed Into a rock wall at the side of Ihe road. We untangled our- felves from the wreckage and m; NEW ORLEANS, ifay II (UP) — Favorable weather coupled with Secretary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace's statement of yesterday to break, cotton futures 14 to 18 points today. May July Oct Dec Jan March open high low close 1266 1269 1260 1253b 1274 1274 1262 1264 12B3 1203 1253 1255 1269 1270 1261 1262 1271 1274 King's Speech Ignores Brother LONDON,- i,la'y ; H- (UP)'—'king Oeprge' VI, in' 1 his first speech ol coronation week, pledged himself today to carry on his father's work "for the welfare of great empire," and doing so Ignored the ten and one-half month reign of his brother, the Duke of Windsor. Grouped before Ihe king Buckingham palace were Ihe prime ministers of the dominions an representatives of the colonies ani of India. They presented to hir their loyal addresses as king o (he individual dominions, of th colonies and as emperor of Indin The king was dressed In plah morning clothes Instead of th gorgeous robes he will wear to morrow at his coronation. He referred to himself as heni of a great family and said: "Today I stand on the threshoU of n new life. Heavy are the sponsibilities that have so sud dcnly and unexpectedly come up jon me. But it gives me courage t know that I can count on you unfailing help nnd affection. "For my part I shall do m utmost to carry on my father work for the welfare of our grea empire. "Today the world Is" harasse with perplexity and fear. In till family of nations, linked by tic alike flexible and firm, we hn\ inherited from our fathers a grea tradition of liberty and servici "I nm confident that whateve fe may bring us we shall con nue to work together to pn erve tills noble heritage so w nay hand it on unimpaired hose that come after." The king's speech was eloquei f the attitude at this coronatto oward the man who left h hrone, his people and his coun ry for "the woman 1 love." 1271 1264 1264 1274 1267 1267 Spots closed quiet at 1304, off seventeen. Chicago Wheat open high low close Mnyl24i 1-4 124 1-2 121 3-4 122 1-4, Jul 115 5-8 115 7-8 114 115 1-E Chicago Corn open high low clos May 129 1-2 129 3-4 124 V-2 126 Jul 111 3-8 117 3-4 115 1-4 115 3- Cousln Dillard says, "Well, yo sure slopped her all rlghl, but hov, in the world do you stop th thing when they ain't no roc wall handy?" (Copyright, 1937. Esquire Features, inc.) ass Is Superintendent of Negro Industrial School PINE BLUFF, Ark.—James Bass, rmcr sheriff of Mississippi coiiii- was' elected superintendent of c Negro Boys Industrial school, state Institution, at n meeting the board here yesterday. He ccceds T. w. Cogg. Mr. Bass, who Is 55 years old. ns active In Mississippi county illtlcs for many years, serving assessor nnd county clerk ns ell as sheriff. In recent months c has been In charge of audlt- g horse nnd dog race receipts r the state comptroller's office. lor to January 14 he was chief countant for (he stale refund- g board. THBEHT.TD our Counties In Arkansas Report Serious Irifesta- tion Today STUTTGART, Ark., May 11 UP)—Fanners- in Arkunsns conn, today reported that the "army onn" Infestation of oats and .her growing crops had spread i Lonokc. Prairie and Phillips ounties in this state and Into orthern Mississippi and the cx- eme southern part of west Tenn- sce. ' ' . Lenders fighting the pest said idlcations were that all sections ordering the Mississippi river ould be infested in the near Iu- ure unless steps were taken to ombat the worm when it firs I ppears in the fields. A fourth airplnue was addec o the squadron that has been usting the fields In this region. As the planes dusted the Infest- d nrea farmers and members of icir families conducted a battle u the ground with the Insects y digging ditches and burning ••'lice rows In an effort to stop e advance. During the five days, timt the armers 'have b'een striving to op the'-: advance 'of 'the.'worms even "car-loads .of arsemile"- dust avc been sold In Stuttgart alone nd the dealers' supplies rapidly ere diminishing and would have een exhausted iit noon but for he timely arrival of four more ar loads. One farmer living east of here cportcd that the .worms coverec lie road beside his farm to a eptli of tliree inches, giving (he ondway the appearance of hav- been made from coal. He said hat once the oat fields had beei destroyed the worms attacked veeds In the fence rows, leaving 10 green vegetation in their path With the new areas Infested to day the estimates of the tola damage done to crops was placed it $1,500,000 by agricultural lead TS of -this section. Says He Heard Officers Beat Dickson In Jail PflT BILL Would Give President Broad Powers in Time of Emergency nV KODNKY nUTCIllill WASHINGTON—It has become norc fashionable (o warn agiiinsl dictatorship nmt Fascism In thi country since Ihc bombardment nnssneri)s In tlic Basque country boijnn. Senator Borah of Idaho, although till words nre heeded nprc In other nations tlinn In he United Stales, has delivered in especially powerful deiiuncia- .lon of Fascist ruthlessncis. Another warning of a sort, receiving an Increasing amount of Attention here. Is the Sheppard; I1I1 bill which purports to take "the profits out or war." Aftei much study, most experts have concluded that it's impossible lo clltnlnntc war profits, but the Shcppard-Hill bill hus been mnk- n'g progress In congress despite objections tlmt Its sole effect would be to throw the United States under a rigid military dictatorship in the event of wnr. Some Questions Dictatorship, repression and suspension oC civil liberties have come lo be regarded as Inevitable when a nation gets Into a war where its national existence Is threatened. The Slieppard-Hill bill however, hns raised n number ol questions: 1—Whether our miUoiml safety Is ever likely to be threatened by a foreign foe to the extent that n framework for dictatorship should now be prepared, or congress should be left legislate according lo stances. 2—Whether the War Department, supporting the bill as a,'pathway for its Industrial mobilization plan, Is basing Us wnr plans on anticl- pallon of another*- overseas ;-\yar rather 'than ^n". de'fcnse'- war ••' In which America's geographical' Isolation would make invasion" most unlikely. 3—Whether existence of such an act would be an Invitation for some future president of dictatorial bent to foment an Inconsequential wnr jamming a through congress which would give him unprecedented power over American life, 4—Whether, once under the yoke for war purposes, the country couki depend upon those In power to get out from under it at any time subsequently. Over lo I'rcsiilcnl The Senate Military Affairs Committee, urged on by the American Legion, has favorably reported the bill and sent It to the Finance Commillec. Or!?' nally the bill would have turned 1C country over to the president nd the Wnr Department upon War Is a Dog's Life whether free to clrcum- as a pretext for war declaration Somewhere down that bomb-riddled sheet in Guernica, Basque "Holy City," lies this mongrel's home, umybe his master. White destruction roars Inexplicably out of the skies, the forlorn pup wails, lonely, bewildered, desolate while biddings tumble about 13asqu.cs charge that the remorseless air raid over Guernica 1 , with Its death- loll of hundreds of civilians including .women and children, was Ihc •work of German bombers^ aiding Spanish rebels. Secretary of • State . Ad" dresses Memphis Cotton Carnival by Radio WASHINGTON, May li (UP) — The reciprocal trade' treaty program holds out the brightest hope of. any program .now under co'h- sldcrnllon 10 the American '• col- ton Industry for Increased world consumption and Increased clemand for 'American cotton. Secretary" of Stale 'Cordcll Hull .asserted lo- lay. Addressing Iho Memphis Cotton Carnival In a radio broadcast, Hull varncd the cotton Industry against imbltlous schemes calling for, ex- mndlng domestic Industrial 'uses 'or cotton. The prosperity of the cotton udustry In this country Is ill- cctly dependent upon a prosperous foreign trade, Hull said. /. N'nl Adequate Substitute "In recent years certain, organized groups in this country have been putting forward ambitious schemes for expanding domestic Industrial uses of farm products, accompanied 'by larfee claims and broad Inferences to the • effect thai such u program should dls- lilnce efforts lo restore,export otit- lels," Hull said. "They have been talking nnd acting as' if such schemes were a substitute for foreign trndc. "If progress con be nrade In finding- new Industrial outlets-as a supplement to efforts to restore foreign outlets and without hampering such efforts, llrat will cci- talnly be 'to the' good" KOT SPRINGS, Ark.. May 11. (UP)—Willie Williams, one of the first state witnesses In the trial of seven former policemen charged with second degree murder in connection with the death of John Dickson while a city prisoner, today testified he heard officers beat the man. Some lime after he heard the officers beat the man and heard his muffled outcries. Williams said, he saw the man being carried back to his cell In an unconscious condition. Hosing Stock Prices NEW YORXT May 11 (UP) _ The stock market fluctuated Indolently today. Bonds were dull and mixed and commodities declined under lead of com. which dropped more than four cents a bushel. A T and T 164 7-8 Anaconda Copper 51 1-8 Bethlehem steel 83 Chrysler 113 1-4 Coca Cola 153 General Electric 52 3-4 General Motors 583-4 International Harvester ...107 5-8 MeKcsson-Robbins 137-8 ... 51 5-8 ... 46 1-2 Seeks Wife, Daughter L. B. Brake of-.lhls clly Is seeking information as to the whereabouts of his wife, Mrs. WahamotU Brake. 1 formerly Wahametta Brown and his four-year-old daughter Betty jane Brake, who he says disappeared from their home near Ca- nilhcrsville, Mo., on April 17, 1937 Mr. Brake says he has Information that his wife and child arc now living in the vicinity of Deer ing. Mo. He is particularly anxlou: to locate his child, Mr. Brake dc Clares. Montgomery Ward New York Central Packard Phillips Petroleum 547-8 Radio Corp 91-8 St Louis-San Francisco ... 3 l-< Simmons Bed 43 Standard of N J 67 Texas Co 603-8 U S Smelting 84 7-8 U S Sleel , 90 l. Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS, III., May 1 (UP)—Hogs: receipts 9,000 Top 10.50 170-230 Ibs 10.25-1050 140-160 Ibs 7.60-10.25 Bulk sows 9.50-9.65 Cattle: receipts 3,200 Steers 8.35-11.25 Slaughter steers 7.00-15.50 Mixed yearlings and heifers 8.00-10.00 Slaughter heifers 7.00-11.50 Beef cows 5.50-7.35 Cutters and low. cutters 3.75-5.2 eclnrallon of war or even upon ongresslonal declaration of an mergency due to war's Iniinln- nce. It would have permitted 10 president to draft all men be- wcen the ages of 21 and 3i into ic military service nnd to draft ndustry, labor •nnd materials at ny time congress declared a "na- lohal emergency," whether or not *nr clouds loomed. These "cmer- ency" provisions have been elim- lated by both the senate and louse Military Affairs committees. The senate bill now provides In ase of declaration of war: 1. Presidential power (o freeze prices, rcnls, oilier rnlcs and— according lo .army officers— Wages. 2. Presidential poirer (o change prices. Meagre Congressman, Eject• cd From Pullman, Asks .; $50,000 Damages CHICAGO, May 11 (UP)—Rep. Arthur Mitchell, negro congressman from Chicago, predicted to- dny thai his $50.000 damage suit wo.uld mean abolishment of the Arkansas "Jim crow" law requiring whites nnd negroes to travel In separate railroad ears. Mitchell nied suit yesterday against the Rock Island railroad nnd its trustees, the Illinois Central nnd the Pullman company because he was forced to give up his nrsl class compartment after ils train crossed the Arkansas inc. i He said he wns forced to ride 'second class" on the remainder of a journey to Hot Springs, Ark., despite the fuel he had'purchas- ed a regular first class tlckel In Chicago. The conductor who ordered him from his compartment caiicd him "vile names, too pro- 'ane" lo Include in his petition, he said. Mitchell said he was en route to Hot Springs for his health after arduous duties In congress when he purchased his ticket April 20, 1037. Trustees named in the suit were former Governor Frank O, Lowdcn of Illinois. Joseph B. Fleming and James R. Gordon. Mitchell said tlmt the incident humiliated him and further Impaired his health. It is alleged to have occuiTcd near Forrest Citv, Ark. Memphis Plans M a n'y Events To Celebrate Occasion MEMPHIS, May U (UP)—King Cotton— lord of Dixie's agriculture —today began his seventh annual reign at the Mid-South's carnival of parades and gnyety. The king fittingly Is a planter, Richard Lenthermnn. The queen Is Frances Chapman, Memphis debutante of 1035. The royal court officially takes control of Memphis tonight. Members of Ihe court, Including belles representing Memphis social clubs nnd towns of Ihc surrounding tri- stntc arcn, arrive at historic Front street—lined with offices of cotton factors nnd merchants—aboard a barge of cotton bales. The mayor greets the king and queen following a parade of floats through the business section. Negroes of Bealc street, the South's Hnrlcm. have their own carnlvnl king and queen nnd feasts of barbecued ribs nnd fried catfish. Track stars -including Don Lash, rlenn Cunningham, Luigl Bcccall, nnd Gene Venzke, Wayne and Blnyne Rldcout—arc entered In an Invitation track meet, Friday night. A children's purade, innumerable social evenis, street dances, firework displays and mass singing of spirituals by negroes are other features of the carnival which ends Saturday. 3- Control of material., resources, industrial organizations and public services—and; by implication, labor. : .' 4. Power to require registration of and lo draft persons cn- Ea§cd In, management or control of any industrial rslablishmcnl. 5. For.licensing of any designated type of business, making- It unlawful (o operate wilhout a license, 6. Power lo determine prior- Hy In which orders slial! be filled. '. A fine of 5100,000 and/or * year In prison for any viola- lion of ihe ncl. 8- A 95 per ccnl (ax on all Income above Hie previous three- year average, nith adjustments for capital c*pc"d' l " rcs for war Purposes. (The 95 per cent lax offers an incentive to manufacturers to engage m war boom trade, so they may later realize actual war profits.} The, house committee has knocked out some of Ihe pretense as lo elimination of war profits by (Continued on Page 3) Second McDonald Trial Will Start On May 31 LITTLE ROCK, May II. (UP) — Prosecuting Altorncy Fred A. Donham today announced that May 31 had been" selected as the date for the second trial or Ed P. McDonald, former secretary of state, on fraud charges In connection with trfc purchase of soap supplies for the slate house. McDonald's first trial ended last week In a hung Jury. Hurts Foot in Attempt to Board Freight Train John S. Eckels ol Bethany, Mo., fractured n bone In his lefl fool when he attempted to board a moving freight train here last night. After receiving emergency treatment he awaited transportation to his home. Police were attempt- Ing to secure funds for his return. ClayionJri Brazil IUO DE JANEIRO, Bnuil. May 11.. (UP)— William L,. .Clayton of ;¥RH^on,;'Tex., "Jicn_d j>f \ Jhe An- 'oersoh-Clayton comp(.j'j^ tire world's largest raw cation flnn,'' loday foresaw,, the rapid ' development ''of'the cotton, industry in Brazil.. : - ' In a'.letter to the'chairman'of the foreign trade council he cited four Impressions'obtained during a Accent trip to Sao Paulo. They were: "1. The' foreign exchange rate Is highly favorable lo Brazil, which Is contrary to Ihc situation in the United States, where exporters find the greatest difficulty In sclljiig United States cotton abroad due to . Ihe difficulty of Importing countries i" getting dollar exchange. Seed a Stale Monopoly _ » "2. The excellent policy of the ^ao Paulo government in re'taln- | lug as n stale monopoly, the shle ind distribution of cotton seed. ' • "3. The heavy summer rains In Sao Paulo encourage pests for which the government should take the greatest care to avoid the appearance of the boll weevil, which would be disastrous to Sao Paulo production. "4. There exists in Brazil a vast area of fertile territories with climate and soil all favorable to cotton production but much capital and labor will be needed." Clayton said nil that stood in the ray of the-rapid development of the cotton Industry In Brazil Is the question of population and Increase, he said, would remove this. Crawford Greene Will Address School Heads There will be a meeting of superintendents and principals of Mississippi county schools at Bur- dettc Thursday night when Crawford Greene, formerly superintendent of Blythcville schools and now with the state department of education, will be the principal E]»akcr. WEATHER Arkansas —Cloudy, local thun- dcrshowers In west and central portions, wanner In extreme north portion tonight. Wednesday mostly cloudy, probably scattered thun- dcr.showcrs. Memphis and vicinity — Partly cloudy to cloudy, possibly some showers late tonight or Wednesday. Somewhat warmer tonight. The maximum tcmperalure here yesterday was 74, minimum 59, clear, according lo Samuel F. Nor- Accused Officer Is Highway Employe Trial of Dick Evans, highway department officer, accused of a misdemeanor offense in connection with the alleged posting of a cash bond by a Caruthersvlllc, Mo!, merchant for his appearance in municipal court here, has been set for Friday morning of tills week. Evans, erroneously identified as a revenue department officer in an earlier report of the affair, was a weight officer in the highway department, stationed at the slate revenue department's permit station near the Missouri line .at the (ime of the alleged commission of the offense. He Is accused of taking approximately five dollars as a cash bond or court deposit from J. Bernstien. Carulhersvllle merchant, and failing to account for the money. Council Meets Tonight Only routine business fe expected to come before the city council in regular monthly session at the city hall tonight, according to Mayor Marlon Williams. A resolution calling for an Increase in pay for City Attorney Roy Nelson in connection with the preparation of a digest of the city ordinances, which was tabled last month, may come up tonight. rls, official weather observer, - o'clock. The meeting starts at '? 30

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