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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, February 13, 1935
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Served by tRe United Press BESTHEVIEEE COURIER THE! TVjjMrTNAJJT 1 MVttran A not* *-in wr»T>rm»rn. nm . ._ ^•'"^••'^^•^•^^t ^V THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST.ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XXXI—NO. 282 BIythovIHe Courier BJylhcvJIlo Dally News ' ^' ~ ' ~~~ Blythcyllle Herald Mississippi Vnllcy Leader BUTIIRVILLIC, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, FEBUUAKY' 13 193 SING! E COPIES FIVE CENTS .•, '. : • — ._. ». „ UVL-IIVQ iiyta mstjTg LINIpRGH CASE IN HANDS OF JURY 81_Saved In Dirigible Crash LOST US mm TO SEIS Disaster Strikes Anothei Blow to Navy Use ol Lighter Tiian Air Ships SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 13 (UP) —Surviving officers and men of the wrecked navy dirigible Macon. reached San Francisco today and came ashore, bearing stories of heroism displayed in the disaster off Point Sur. Newspaper men crowded to contact the naval men. One of the first to speak was Lt. Com. Herbert V. Wiley. "There was no hectic storm and no explosion, he said. "It was a gust of wind from the Carmel mountains, I guess. We had difficulty manipulating the ship: The upper fin was carried away. The helium pas bags were lipped av/ay, today. I guess it was unavoidable, otherwise Die weather was calm. "I imagine what happened to our ship mechanically was much the same as that of the Akron disaster. T he only way 1 can account for the fin being carried away is that it must have been pretty weak." The hero of (lie wreck, officers agreed, was E. E. Dailey, the radio man, who died in a spectacular 155 leap from the Macon into the Pacific. ' A mysterious "casualty"—caused either^ by an explosion or a struc- - tural defect—carried -'away. the. toil :.;$.'..; the. ;. giant , dirigible'-Tin -inid-au?, plunging'the pride bJ-:-the navy and her 83 officers and' ; mgi into th.e Pacific 1 , official radio reports had indicated. ..Heroic and.efficient rescue work by. batfleshjpjj .,a.nd .^rujsers,:.k?pt her crash" from 'being another major; disaster, duplicating the horror of- the:.wreck of her sister; ship, the. Akron, In which 73; lives wfere lost. Only two .of the Macoii's crew died. Twenty.: officers, and 61 enlisted men were picked up from rubber boats and -rafts by the lifeboats of naval ships. Battleships Neir ' ; Thu accident to the Macon o\ curred about 5:15 yesteiday afternoon. Battleships and cruisers of the scouting fleet were In the immediate vicinity and immediately responded to signals for help. The dirigible* fell ;; toi the water about 10 miles oft Point Sur, 25 miles .south of .Monterey. The -Macon. had been participating, in -maneuvers"' with '• the fleet and was .returning to'.'.ils' base at Sunnyvale, south . .of here, when overcome by the", disaster.' It was under the .command of 1,1 Com Herbert.-,v/; Wiley, sole officer to, survive the; crash of .the Akron off the New, Jersey coast April •!, rhis photograph shows the huge U. s. Navy dirigible Macon. wrecked yesterday off the California coast, as she appeared in full flight. Two .Inquiries Planned ' WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 UJP)— A congressional as'well as a navv inquiry into the crash of the Macon off the.; California coast, was assured today; with announcement by Chairman Carl Vinson (Dem:, Oa.) of the house naval affairs committee that his group would study the accident. The naval court of inquiry vvns announced by Rear Admiral Er- "<sl J. King, chief of naval aeronautics, soon after President fo^r l ' ",' gh Mvy - °" icers ' a » d congressional spokesmen had fain™~ '^"•ss'ons-'of opinion that the? rt'l u, W31 the **>niof tur- presen?. g *' "' lwist for tlie Secretary O t the navv Claud Swanson said the navy *l«d not made up its minds' as to futnrn dirigibles, but "pohC ^^l he had never recommended construction of one since becomin- secretary and still had to be convinced of their practicality. President Roosevelt has lio thought, of asking congress for funds to replace the giant navy dirigible Macon that crashed in (he Pac iflc ocean last ntglil, he said today. Four of Eight County Convicts Recaptured Four of the eight prisoners who escaped from the Mississippi comi- ly penal farm near Luxora Sen- day night have tieeii recaptured Henry Lutes, fnrm superintendent announced today. . Of the four still at large can lure of nt least two is expected at • ny time. Down In Pacific [DOTE Take Nickles and Pennies But Miss .Other. Cash x; in Building Burglars picked 'S'vnight .-'when he .burglar alarm 'at J. c. Elli-' leneral merchandise' store at Sar- ield wasn't working to enter the mllding and take away about SW n cash and several cartons of cig- rcttcs, The burglary occurred some fime ast night The thieves took 820 n five cent pieces and nbout 515 n-"pennies from the store safe, vhicln had been left open because he management wasn't taking any nances on someone breaking the They also opened a lot machine but, in some man- icr : over-looked money jack-pots n the machines, and then set the lot machine down almost on top f $50 in''cash concealed in the lore. .. . •. • Tlie burglar alarm was out of omtnlsslon because a batten", supplying current for the alarm, lad been sent to Blytheville to be harg'ed. Officers were without, clues as o the identity of the burglars. Speakers Will Explain Farm Outlook for 1935 The annual Farmers Outlook icetings for Mississippi county will be held Friday at 10 a. in. at Blytheville and at 2 p. m. nt I Osceola. D. J. Burlwoii and G. H. Banks, of the University of Arkansas college of Agriculture, will tell the farmers what they may expect for 1935. in.agriculture.' Because the -outlook for this year promises lo be of paramount interest to'all' farmers and business , men of the county, a large attendance Is e.xpected at each meeting. J. E. Crltz, county agricultural agent, will preside. Services Today at Kennetl for Mrs. J. T. Colling Sr. Funeral .'crvices were to be held at Kcnnclt,.-this afternoon for Mrs. J. T. Cpjllng, Sr.. 60, a former resident "of Blytheville, who was struck and killed by an automobile at Kennctt, Mo., Monday night, . : ' : '••'. .•••Mrs, Colling Is survived by her husband «-!io. : is ; .n jeweler nt Ken- nelt, a son, J. ST. colling, and a daughter, Elizabeth Colling, of Memphis. Nfiv Colling nt'one time- operated a 'jewelry stove in Bly- (hcvllle. He sold Ills business to James L Guard about 11-Years ago. Radford Raines, Jr., of Kennctt was the driver tf the car I hat hit Mrs. Colling. The coroner hold the accident unavoidable. t • * -. >; ~ :• —•-— . • Victim 'of Pemiscot Election Day Violence Asks $20,000 Damages CARUTllEHSVlLLE, .Mo., • Feb. 13. — Clarence Posey, farmer a.1 Hermondalc, . near the . Arkansas line, has entered suit for damages in the sum of S20.0GV naming W. N. Holly, Cooter, nnd Hubert Ul- Icy, Holland, as defendants, The suit is an aftermath of an election day disturbance lust November 6 in which Posey was set upon and badly slugged and beaten as he approached the polls at Holland. C. G. Shepard, local attorney, will represent Posey. 1 The case will be tried at the March term of Circuit court. Posey asfcs 510,000 mental anguish and humiliation, and .$10,000 punitive damages. The attack on Posey was one of several that occurred in Pemiscot county last election day. Two men were killed and a number were badly beaten and slugged. Horace Farrow, 30, was insUmt- ly killed as he sat in an automobile at Holland, when an unknown gunman fired from the back of the car. No one was able to identify the. gunman, as there were no nearby eye witnesses A grand jury was called to Investigate the slaying on order of ex- Judge John E. Duncan, but little progress was made, the jury failing to uncover the killer. After the attack on him, Posev was taken to the Blytheville hospital, where he was kept 'several days for treatment. In the suit it is set out that a bullet struck him, cutting a. furrow across his head He has named Utley and Holly us the iw-o who made the -attack on him. He said they forced him from his car, as he approached the Crescent night club, and struck him simultaneously. Posey was carrying several, of his negro farm hands to 'Vote, and they ,were also beaten, one being carried to the hospital with Posey for treatment. Authorities said self-appointed "pickets" had stationed themselves in the Holland vicinity, to challenge all negro voters going to the polls. Utley is the proprietor of the Crescent night chib.'and Holly Is a prominent farmer of Cooter. IN LAP OF CITY|OE1EN Enforce It Or Repeal It (Is 'Demand of Local Djs- tributors Below Zero Weather Didn't Halt Picnic NORTH WOODSTOCK (OP)—It was 10 below zero, but that flldn't Interfere with Mrs. Florence Clark's outdoor picnic. A group of friends nltended and enjoyed a full-course dinner that was cooked over a fire on the (now-covered ground. The meal consisted of roast chicken, boiled potatoes with gravy, carrots, peas, stuffed celery, biscuits, cookies, coffee, and for dessert, mousse, Tho city council almost took he "pledge" again last night for (n forccmcnt of niythevllle's startd aid milk ordinance but poslpoi ?( decision "lo think It over' for n few days" after a number 10 dairymen had criticized sharplj the city's past efforts 'at enforce- menl during the live years Hie measure has been on the statute books. They demanded that - n real attempt to force compliance be made or the ordinance be kicked Into the ash can. A number of Boy Scouts were on hand for the .session, observing the council In action so they will know just how an efficieiv municipal administration is carried on when they assume office for n day on Thursday. An Informal session behind closed, doors in ihe mayor's otflce, somctim'es vulgarly referred to os a "slar chamber" session, kept the Scoilts waiting for several minutes before the council filed into the municipal court room where "official" meetings arc held. Taking notice of the presence of Lh'c youthful "officials-elect," Mas'o: Shane invited the boys "'to have seats nearby where they 1 could walcii Hie proceedings closely. .-Vj The boys got' an earful of the trouble's that beset city officials before-- the -session; was -bvor-'af* l i the dairymen had "finished and not all was praise for the efficiency of city government that the ..oungsters heard. Such Is the spirit of youth, however, that their enthusiasm will probably be little dampened by their new .found Rent P.iyment The presence of the Scouts and Lhe dairymen produced about the aiggest audience the council ha? iad for its sessions in sonic time. Usually attendance is confined almost entirely to the council and appointed officials who must be in hand to make' 1 their reports, • After considerable doubt had been expressed as to how such action would be received the coun- :il adopted a resolution suggcst- "•'• to ths relief scrip committee hat It pay - post due rent for <-»ef office quarters In the Simon juilding on First street, vacated n December by the relief organ- zfltfon. with rent owing from March 18. Paris Simon, owner if the building, through Attorney ''. C. Douglas, Informed the council that while the total rent due on agreement entered into at the inie the building was rented amounted to $443 he had volun- nrily cut the amount to $140.50 Harold Sternbcrg, second ward al- devman, was silent on the vole others present voting In the affirmative on the motion. E. R Jackton, third ward alderman, was absent. At the suggestion of Mayor Shane the council rescinded Its action of last meeting, ' limiting the Red Cross hospital rent set- oft fund to $«00 for the year, and boosted It back to $1,000, the same amount as the previous year. The resolution carried n suggestion that the Red Cross keep "careful check" on expenditures. Roy Walton, insurance agent, advised the council of a group insurance plan for full-time city employes with the city paying part of the premiums which In effect would amount to a pay increase of about 50 cent.? per employe each month. No final action was taken. Ordinance Disregarded Just when it appeared that the milk ordinance discussion would amount, to little—not a dairyman was in sight-In marched 10 to 12 with O. Shonyo of the county health unit, a former milk Inspector. Mayor Shane asked them for comments on the problem and before they had finished there AH seemed to ips agree that Grade A milk ca H nl UiU time don't mean anymore than plain unlabeled caps since everybody icscs them. R. E. Jones, a, wholesaler, went £0 far ns to say that they're worse because dairies formerly tried to produce the best milk lo get the best customers and now Us all . considered the same as (Continued on Page Five) m FIGHT Exemption Zone Arounc . State Borders Again Asked by Galhings LITTLE UOCK, Feb. 13 (UPJ- Amondinenls exempting bordei cities mid hospitals broughl a hew light against (lie Hall sales, tax bill In the senntc when the measure was culled for consideration before Ural passage today. Senator Ellis Pagan, of LiUle Rock, opened the light, when he submitted an amendment which would exempt hospitals from pay- Ing tax on their purchases Opposition to the proposed amendment ivn.s mndc by Sen. J S. Hall, of Scotland, author of' the bill, and senator R. R. Thompson, or Etirokii Springs, on grounds that hospllQLs were business Institutions operated ;for profit. A vote was expected on tho amendment late today. The fight lo exempt bonier line cities began when Senator H M Barney, of Texarkana, pushed through an amendment exempt- Ing his home city. Sen. E. c. Bathings, of West Memphis, continued to, fight, offering an amendment exempting towns eight .mites from the state line. Gainings' amendment, will be voted on before cvcnliv It appeared. . . . . Investigation of Commonwealth college nt Mena was asked In n joint, resolution passed by the house .today...,-,—A«j' ; '"••' .' / .The resolution, offered by"- ; Maf- cus. Miller of Polk county, .was sent, to the senate for its concurrence. '.. A committee of three from the house and two from the senate would be sent to Polk county and authorized to call witnesses 5 ' and bear testimony regarding' alleged "un-American" ideas faught at :.he labor school. Homestead Exemption The house of representatives voted today to submit a proposed constitutional amendment nt the ,next ;cneral election, exempting homesteads up to 51,200 and personal property up to $50. Representative Clcrgelt of Conway county introduced the reso- utlon asking [or the referendum. If approved by the people the aw. would go Into effect two years "rom now. Elections Bill Amended The Senate took up the House election bill by Hurst and WJIkes ust before noon yesterday and discussed amendments well Inlo he afternoon session. The amend- menls approved by the Committee on Elections Monday" night to require a dpcllcatc signed ballot and o provide for selection of spe- ial judges to hear contests, were adoplcd without opposition. An amendment by Ward of Lee o require that voters posses a »11 tax receipt for the two years preceding the election was the ubject of considerable debate be- ore It was adopted, 19 to 15, on a roll call vote. , Senator Ward said" he offered it because he believes nil citizens hould pay a poll tax every year and because he thought It would prevent control of elections by purchase of poll tax receipts In arge numbers by candidates In election years. An amendment by Taylor to strike from the bill, a provision hat, would permit the trial judge o declare Ihe elecllon void in any precinct or county where Integrity of the ballot has been destroyed nnd to order a new election In such precincts or counties was adopted on a standing vote. The Senate also adopted I an amendment by Senator HollOway o prohibit any person from giv- ng out campaign cards or lltera- .ure at or near polling places; Hold Hauptmann's Fate The Hauptmann Jury faced the t'ask of reaching a verdict apparently In the best of health In spite of their six weeks' virtual Imprisonment and the ordeal of listening lo a million and a half words of testimony. Here they ore shown filing down Ihe 'courtroom* steps, seemingly a little tired of it all, 'Richest Girl in World" Becomes Bride ol New ''Socialite ?/' • ''> NE\V YORK, Feb. 13 (UP) — Dorii Duke, often called "the richest girl In the world," was mnrried secretly to<iny to Joine.* H. Cromwell, socially prominent New York business man, who has been a close friend for several 'cars. • • Miss Duke, 22, Is heiress to n share estimated at 540,000,000 of the great $100,000,000 tobacco and utilities fortune of her father, the ate James Buchanan Duke. Cromwell. 38, is a step-son of 2. T. Slotesbury, senior partner of the Morgan firm and head of the great. Drcxel banking house in Philadelphia. This Ends Mystery of Porch-Climbing Driver The Courier News regrets that Is efforts to be facetious in con- icctton with the "mystery" of the notorist who drove ' through a porch at the comer of Chlcka- sawba and Sixth streets early Saturday morning have resulted In embarrassment to a number of ocal automobile dealers who were ul no way connected with the ntshap. H was Russell Phillips, hastcn- ng back to a party at the coun- ry club at which he was host, vlio missed the turn in the high- vay nnd lilt the porch. Wild ling AILicliid Man NEW BADEN, Tex. (UP)—Paul "SchuUz. pioneer merchant here, was badly injured when he was attacked by a wild hog. At the lospllal he was treated for loss of blood caused by the severing of several arteries Youth Hardest Hit By Recent Depression SHARON, Pa. (UP)—The most devastating blow of the depression ns fallen on youth. According to Judge J. A. Mc- Uiughry. the large increase in juvenile crime during the depression has been caused by economic motives to steal. "With their homes without fuel, themselves without clothing and even food, many boys have taken to stealing:," the judge said. He saw a solution In boy movements, saying: "I have never had a- BOv Scout before me." Husk Com Crop In a Day ROBINSON, Kan. (UP) —Corn HiskJng usually is a tough job for he farmer, but Ross King had title trouble tvllh his crop last full, te husked his IG acres in one day. The yield was 80 bushels, mosliy nubbins, Hanover Nation's Sk! Capita! HANOVER, N. H. (UP) — This (own, seat of Dartmouth College, Is considered the ski capital of the country. A recent count by the Dartmough Outing Club, college ouldoor organization, revealed there are 1,700 pairs of sklb In the town—or approximately .one pair of sklls to every three Inhabitants, Including. Dartmouth students. Judge Shuts Door Upou Penalty of Less Than Life Impiisonm^nt I'LEMINGTON, N. J , i'eb. 13 (.U )—A liny of foui women and eight men began tholi deliberation toitjy upon the aulll or innocence of Kruno HIcliaidHnupt-, maun, accused of muiderlna Char-*, ics A. Unribcigh, Jr. Justice Thomas W Tronchard* In a strong chaigc to Ihe July,' advised ihem they could letuin*! one of three verdicts. They are; ' 1.—Guilty as charged In the In- dlclment i ' 3.—amity with n leconvmenda-, tloti foi life Imprisonment 3.—AcqltHtnl The Justice concluded his chalge nt 11:15 A M, hut the jury did not at once ictlie. Tienchard asked llicin lo lemnln In (ho (my ' box until iheh rtom »•«, p lc . imrcd with Us exhibits fcntraiicc Was Burglary They left tho touitioom at 11'2(| J while, (he spectators lemaincd In their seats and icounsel for both- sldra went into a confeience at the Jtulgc's bench In the couisc of his charge Justice Ticnchaid had nilcd • 1<— That If Hanptmnnn enttrad I he Llnrtbeigh nuiseiy by opening the window It was bnrglaiy end tlifit the icsultunt death of the child was first degree nundsi. 'i— Thai It was possible lo recommend life impilsonment If Utiuptmann Is found guilty but ? Hint' the recommendation 'must be part of tho verdict.",,,. Farmers Invited to Attend Meeting 'Here/Tuesday, Febriiaiy/1,9 i Farmers Interested in • the pro- duptlon of soybeans on a commercial scale have been Invited lo meet" nt (he. Blythevlllc courthouse at 2 P. M., Tuesday, February 19, to discuss a co-operative organization for the purchase and operation of soybean harvesting machinery. The agricultural committee of the Blytheville Chamber of Commerce, in n meeting yesterday, voted to sponsor next Tuesday's meeting. . Members of the com- mlllee have obtained Information on the prospective market for soybeans and on Ihe financing of the necessary harvesting equipment which they'believe will bo of Interest to n majority of the fanners of tills section. Harvesting of the bcnns has been the greatest obstacle lo commercial production of soybeans in this region. Most farmers grow the beans with corn, nnd while n considerable part of the crop can be saved by whipping the vines over wagon beds by hand, It Is a slow and wasteful process. Machinery has now been developed, however, for the harvesting of beans In corn rows. Such equipment Involves too heavy an 1n- vcslmenl for the average farmer, but it bought and used co-oper- atlyely it is believed It wilt pay gocd dividends to producers and stimulate soybean production. The Blytheville Cotton Oil company has given assurance that It will arrange to crush soybeans next fall If farmers of this vicinity will guarantee a minimum of 2.000 ton.!. This wouW require about 5.500 acres of beans, planted in corn, or n smaller acreage planted in rows or broadcast. At yesterday's meeting the agricultural committee also authorized a sub-committee, consisting of R E. Blaylock. Mosc Smith. Arthur Brittaln, B. A. Lynch and J. M. Brooks to confer with George Greb, manager of the Blytheville Canning company, relative to expansion of the plant's capacily to handle an increased acreage of snap beans, spinach and olhsr vegetables. . * Tile justice added that Hauptmann diluted having met Dr Condon, nnd that he had "other evidence to support li'm" It was" the duty of Hie July, he declared, to detennlne the truth as between the witnesses. The kidnap* Inddei, he said, "seems unquestionably to' have been used in the crime." -1 He mentioned the fact that sov- v , irnl of the defense witnesses had' been convicted of crime and said :hat fact should be given con~- iideratlon' In determining their credibility. Regarding Hauptmann's own testimony he said the juiy should disregard the fact that he was an Interested party in the case but that It should also consider his credibility fronv the 'standpoint of his own criminal record In Germany. Bandit Lair, With False Cellar and .Guns, Found AKRON, O. (UP)-A Cleveland aandlt lair, with a false cellar for storage of guns and ammunition, ;was described In court here ns the headquarters of four alleged Cleveland bank robbere, on trial with Jimmy Lafatch, of Akron. Detective Denny Murray, testifying In Lsfalch's case, told of discovering the false cellar containing a variety of weapons, regarding• the , lanEoiii negotiations ind poluled out that his evidence vns "several other" has not Afflick and Sims Are School Board Nominees C. w. Afflick and Dri Hunter Sims apparently w m i )e unopposed for Iwo vacancies on the toard of the Blytheville school district at the aiuiual school" election March 5. Petitions to place their names on "the ballot were filed with Miss Winnie V. Turner, counly school examiner, yesterday, ihe last "day for filing Mr. \\Hlicfc ha s served on the :oard for a number of years and* s now its secretary. Dr Snlis was nominated to succeed Charles Lemons, who declined to permit his name to be offered for reelection. the Blytheville district 15 the only one in Mississippi county which-will hold its, election March 5. School districts which' do not Include cities of the first class hold their elections in May. Murder and Robbery Trials Postponed NEWPORT, Ark., Feb. 13 (UP)-*' Trials of Joe Priest and Crint Nelson, charged , with murder and * robbery in connection' with the death of B. F. Mitchell, were continued by. Circuit" Judge S. Marcus Bono today until the next term. Hearing on a robberj charge aeali-(3i Jackson Kenry in the •jamc case also was continued. WEATHER ARKANSAS^Partly {'cloudy tonight. Thursday cloudy f

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