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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TOE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XXXIV—NO. 47 Blythevllle Courier Elythovllle Daily "rViws Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Vnlley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 1097 SINGLE COPIES FIVB ! CENTS NEWLY CROWNED RULER Measure as Passed Differs Sharply From Roosevelt Proposal Complete State Evidence in Trial of Policemen HOT SPRINGS, Ark., May 12 <UP) — State prosecutors today completed presentation of evidence in the trial of seven former policemen, charged with second degree murder in connection with the death of John Dickson iVhllc a city prisoner. Defense counsel, in its opening statement, before Introducing its first witness, said the officers sought to prove that Dickson slept out of doors before being ar- •ested and that he contracted pneumonia from which the de Over-riding President' Roosevelt's i''^.? almc<1 ne dicli ' lllstc atl of recommendations, the house today passed and sent to the senate a bill continuing the civilian Conservation Corps for. two years. The president had asked that the CCC be made permanent. Tlie bill differed sharply from the administration version, offered by Chairman William P. Connery (Dem r ,—Mass.) of the house labor committee. p . Pressure from house leaders fail- Lontl'ol Must Extend cd to prevent an "economy conscious' and rebellious house, in which Republicans and Democrats linked iiands. attaching numerous amendments to the bill. As passed by the house the bill contained a two-year limitation on continuation of the corps. It fixed pay of enrollees at $30 a month with a 10 per cciit differential for corps leaders and amended the measure so that at least ten hours per week must be given enrollees in vocational and educational training. House Democratic leaders decided to delay final appropriations committee action on the work relief bill—cut to $1,000.000,000 by a sub-comntfciee until after President Roosevelt returns from the south. The decision was reached under n plan by which leaders will "confer -with the president Friday as to whether he will accept the proposed $500.000,00 reduction before the full committee of 28 Democrats, and li Republicans tikes a ..;.final stand.r Damage's" Are Awarded for Highway Accident . - W. M. .Ford,, JusniUi Ford and O. E. Ford have been awarded ^damages In an agreed judgment entered in common picas court in their suit growing out of an accident which occurred several days ago on Highway 61. Tlie judgment was against, C. G. Smith and Verne Youngblood, own• ers of a stable of racing and show horses, whose truck, driven by Reba Mahan struck an automobile In which one of the plaintiffs-was riding. Judgment was for approximately $344. Mississippi's Crest .OARUTHERSVILLB, Mo.—'Till Mississippi river reached a'stand- i,'?", 110 W ? terS still here Tuesday, at 36.35 fee' C! " Im P° rtance - , observers predict a more rapid fall thereafter. -WiLfc I'LL T€LL -*sf=Z?lK=5i :— J Throughout Drain age Basins Says President WASHINGTON. Ivfay 12 (UP)— 'resident Roosevelt today recommended to congress n broad approach to flood control and drainage legislation, designed to mo- vlde the nation with an integrated system of wafer consei ration. Mr. Roosevelt's views were contained in a letter accompanying submission to congress of the recommendations of the Up-Stream Engineering Conference, held in Washington last year. The president noted that flood control and water conservation problems, are not confined to large rivers alone. "In fact," he said, "with respect to some problems, drainage basins must be treated as a whole both headwaters and main channels .of any river systems being bro-jht into an integrated program of regulation." The '^resident's- brief discussion cojifincd jo.gejieral .terras, was regarded 'as : 6f significance in view of the pending concessional action on a series of flood''control and river regulation measures. It has been forecast that'. action on any broad federal control plai Crown Bcslower Bejewelcd ecclesiastical grandeur decks out tlie Archbishop of Canterbury as he poses in the robes in which he crowned George VI "King of Great Britain, Ireland, and the British Dominions ,beyond the Seas, Defender of "the Faith, and Emperor of India.' 1 will be delayed the next ., — ....„.* nit; iitTAL session of congress for economy reasons and to allow further time for careful study of the whole subject from a national approach in his .letter of transmittal Mr' Roosevelt recalled his submission to- congress last year of a report on "little waters"—an engineering study pointing to the need of control of small streams if flood, erosion, navigation, and power problems of larger rivers arc to be met properly. "It is becoming increasingly apparent," Mr. Roosevelt said, '"that big waters are not the only part CarutherSVllIe' ot °" r water resources present- iner nrnhlpnns r\nrt rami ,',.;«„ ing problems and requiring con- treatment. "Little waters are also of crit- of Commerce will farmers of the Blytheville trade territory, it was announced following a meeting last night of leaders in the movement who outlined a tentative program for the new organization. All farmers who desire to become members arc invited to attend next Tuesday night's meeting, which will be held at Restrains Officers From Closing Helena Beer Shops IC.E. HEILTHOFFICiB^s 1ILIIL I II UIMUL.ll operation of Sewer Line Extension fa/ Factory Discussed 1. Council Session — " v i The city council lasl night: * Approved appointment of C. K.- Wilson as city health* ilcer. '$ Agreed (o pay S5 a month mil for welfare depot office. Rescinded previous actloni.Cv,.. ilcmning certain houses to afloi owners (o make extensive repai:* Referred to street committ request or Dlythevillc Indusfr Association for extension ofjse,-, cr line to serve Kice-Sllx factory! Agreed Id use of cltv labor i improvement of Davis" street"'"" fairgrounds entrance. Agreed to raise "nay of Iferlieri Hi-owning, "utility man" of eityl administration. .& Accepted by . rreohillon seven acres annexed lo city park. -.'* :. : Agreed lo pay for moving small houEp on Missouri street In or- ;i!cr to widen Missouri between Franklin and First streets. Agreed that gasoline service MMion could be operated by cx- Wusive agent at municipal airport, subject to control of airport conunlllcc. Mayor announced appointment of Miss Ruth Biythc, city clerk, Hoy Nelson, clly attorney, Gene E. Bradley and Raymond Bomar as airport committee. HKLBNA, Ark., May 12 (UP)— Sprclnl Court Judge Jamison Jackson today issued a temporary restraining order agiilnsl the state "" partment, 'prohibiting from Interfering with .. of four beer establishments whose slate licenses were revoked earlier this week. A motorist, Identified as w. L. Tucker, an employe or tin;. Southern Leather Co. of Memphis, Tctm., was In n serious condition «t the Blylhcvllle hospital this afternoon from Injuries received when his automobile swerved off Highway 01, near McDonald's Dr. c. E, Wilson was named city health officer last night by, Mayor Marion Williams, completing the personnel of the new city administration. There was no formal confirnia- tion vote on Dr. Wilson's appointment,. Mayor Williams simply -announcing the';-appoinlment, ttncf- statlng 'that -it would stand unless there -was objection. No objection was voiced. . The . council by resolution accepted seven acres of t land ad- Joining the original Walker" park property which has been acquired to fill out the park site provide space for possib! „..,, t —, „, uil . ^ use of carnivals and other attrac- of his mother's home. and to ,with a gun nearby, was found fulllrc early lod!11 ' ln thc dlnl »B room •• - - Organization Will Be Completed at Meeting Next TnpsrW nn" S wlt , houtr "quiring u.<, of Notes left by the man, a former lllt-bciay other parts of the park. commercial agent for a railroad, _. . ,, —— ' The council agreed to pay $5 indicated he had taken his life Oigamzation of the Farm Di- a month on the welfare depot's I because of his inability to And vision of the Elytheville Chamber rental of a store room from the work. Memphis Man-Brought to Hospital Here This Afternoon , store, about 10 south of niythcville. early this afternoon. He was said to have sustained a broken leg, several broken ribs and a possible neck Injury. It appeared from a telegram found in Ills clothing that the man was enroutc from Memphis lo Camthcrsvlllc," Mo., to repair some machinery or equipment at a Curiithcrsvllle shoe repair shop. No eye witness to the accident could be located early this afternoon but ambulance attendants who went to the scene said that the automobile was some distance off the highway, across" a ditch east of the highway and nenr the Frisco railroad right of way, and that the machine was considerably damaged. Tucker had been brought to the hospital 'in a private automobile before the ambulance reached the scene. Rock Man Is 'Held Suicide Victim LITTLE ROCK, May 12 (UP)— A coroner's jury today returned a verdict of suicide in the death of W. B.' Weir, 47, whose body, be completed Courier News Co Relenting from a previous con- denmation action, the council gave heirs of the late Mrs. Cullie Gosnell permission to make extensive repairs to two houses on Asli street, such repairs to meet with approval of the city engineer. Factory Sewer Is Problem Tlie city dads sought some other "means of providing sewerage service for the new Rice Stix Wednesday, but river bulletins an -...^.i, ILILIIUIJ, <ii(* eiigiuit* 10 l — «*». |iuiu ui me city to pro- lemberehlp. Dues are $12.50 per i vlde thc extension other than a Asks Extradition from Caruthersville LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—Governor Bailey requisitioned the governor of Missouri yesterday for extradition I of Wcs Hall from Caruthersville, Mo., to Prarie county, to face charges of intent to kill nnd resisting an officer. BY - BOB , BURNS _ I don't believe there's a try in tlie world where conn- good sportsmanship is appreciated as much as it Is over here. People'll pack a stadium to see a good fighter and they'll cheer him as he fights fair, but the minute he does anything nnsixirtsman-IIke the whole audience will rise up in a body and boo him. I had one uncle, my Uncle Orie. who never Amounted to very much because he was always get- lin' Into fights, but I always admired him because he had such a sense of honor and fair play. A hlg bully down home picked on Uncle Orle one time and my uncle challenged the big man to a duel with pistols. The big man says, "That wouldn't be fair because I'm so muv 1 easier to hit than you are." I'*- Uncle Oric says, "Well, you take a piece of chalk and you mark my size on your body and if I New York Cotton NEW YORK< May 12. (UP)— Cotton closed steady. open high low close . 1270 1276 1267 1276 . 1269 1284 1268 1281 . 1251 12(51 1248 1261 . 1250 1260 1246 1259 . 1251 1260 1243 1260 .. 1256 1260 1255 1263b Spots closed steady at 1331, up 5. New Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS, May 12. (UP) — Cotton closed steady. open high low close' 1248b 1260 1260 1260. 1262 1274. 1259 1270 1251 1265 1248 1259 1260 1273 1256 1267 1261 1269 1261 1269 . 1264 1270 1264 1270 May . July . Oct. . Dec. . Jan. . Mar. . hit outside the chalk don't count." , , mark, it Closing Stock Prices A. T; anl T. ;.,. 165 3-4 Anacondi. Copper 501-2 Beth. Steel 821-2 Chrysler 113 3-4 Cities service 33-8 Coca Cola 153 1-2 Gen. Electric 52 Gen. Motors 571-4 Int. Harvester 107 McKesson-Hobbins 137-8 Montgomery Ward 51 1 N. Y. Central 461-4 Packard 93-8 Phillips Pet \ 57 7-( Radio g St. L.-S. P. ......,'.'.',"" 3 3. Simmons Bed .....'.. 44 Standard. Oil N. J Texas Corp. U. S. Steel i'' ' 67 560 I- 90 Car S5, License $5.60 HOCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (UP) — Elmer Bonomo's automobile license registration fee cost more than his car. He bought the car for $5. 'Hie fees cost $5.69. Setting up of the Farm Divis- witl ' thc factory committee, and m was authorized by. directors of t so far ns Ihe council could learn he Chamber of Commerce at the! 'here was no provision in the uggcstion of some fifty or more i fac tory construction contract for eadi " vf '"" l " r ' " f "•- ••-- - ~ eading fanners of the northern istrlct of the,county. It will seek o promote mutually satisfactory elatlr.nship among the farmers, usiness men and laborers of the •irca, and to cooperate with all roups seeking to advance the In- erests of the community Objectives, as outli night's meeting, are: 1.—To develop agriculture. 2.—To develop markets for ag- icultural products grown in this -ea. 3.—To develop a closer understanding and contract between 'armcrs and business men. 4.—To improve rural living con- litlons through better roads, bet- er schools, lower taxes, fair wages and other advantages, 5.—To promote diversified farm- ng crop rotation and soil conservation. 6.—To develop industries of :ypes allied to the agriculture of this area. V.—To secure and preserve a better understanding among fann- ei-s. business men and laborers on a basis of "live and let live." Chicago Wheat open high low close May 121 1-2 123 120 1-2 122 1-8 George VI--Coronation Port rail Demons!ration of Loyalty Climaxes Coron a t i o n Celebration Striking;cahiera .study" of his majesty, King George vr, this pho- togrnph was released us nn olHclal coronation portrait. The king Is attired in the uniform of the admiral of the fleet. This picture was Hie last to be made of Ihc king before his formal coronation today. LONDON, Mny 12 (UP)—George VI.. crowned In Westmtnstct Abbey as ruler ove,i the Diitl.sh empire of 500,000,000 souls, covering onc-fouith of the earth's hnbllable sin face, apnoared on the balcony of Buckingham palnco today with hK queen, 'Bll?abelh, and received an almost hicicdlblc demonstration of loyalty -fiom his subjects. Tlie thousands massed" around the palncq raised a' thunderous oar of cheering, here .deep throaU d, there sin illy crescendo. A Iriving rain made no difference • t<» hose who had waited below, some f them for 24 hours. / i'amlly Joins Him % The new king and queen wcie oined on the balcony by the liiene tnothci, Queen Mary, ,tho 'rlnceas Elizabeth, - ll-ycai'-old lelr to the throne, and: her liltlo Istcr. Margaret Rose. The ovation was the btining Umax for the people of n coron- itlon celebration probably unprecedented in hlstoiy, leaving only he kings Mist speech by radio tfl, he nation,-elliptic nnd the world ince his crowning to complete ho day. The crown «as placed on the ;ing's brow In Westminster Abbey 'our hours before, making him the Parents Will Be Guests at Scout Rally Here Parents or Boy Semi!* and Cubs In Blytheyllle are to "lie guests of honor at' the rally' to be >h"eld at Haley Field 1 tomorrow alight, beginning at 7 o'clock, when scouts -from Memphis and Joncs- ooYo will • also be : guests. Several troops- 'from southeast Missouri have also been invited. This 'will be the first lime tlie Cubs, nn organization sponsored by the scouts recently organized here for boys from 0 "to 12, have made a formal public appearance (is a group. They will - give a demonstration in their work. A feature of the program will also be -a Court of Honor when a large number of awards will be made, which will be climaxed with the awarding of the eagle lodge to Lloyd Ward, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Ward. A loud speaker Is being arranged for so that the program will be heard easily.' In case of rain the affair will be transferred from Haley Field to the Armory. Livestock extension of the sewer line. p. c. Douglas, sewer district attorney, old the council that lie did not believe the district could legally make the extension. Tlie weekly salary of Herbert; Browning, who has been Issuing j street tax warnings, was ordered i increased from $14 to $18 with instructions to collect various license and permit fees as a "general utility" man for the city. Alderman Estes Lunsford cast a dissenting vote. Police Chief E. A. Rice's monthly report showing nines- collected of $20 evoked .comment.'from Alderman John C. McHaney jr. Scanning a police department payroll of over $500, McHaney remarked that the police appeared to be "slipping." Later when the report of City Engineer Joe Carney showed some $70 collected In various permit fees McHaney pointed out that the street department had collected more than the police department. Gene- E. Bradley, new member of the airport committee, told the council the Southern Crop Dust- Ing company wanted to keep about five airplanes at the airport, paying hangar and office rent, if allowed exclusive gasoline sale privileges at the airport, with Buggy Revival Only Sfunt NORWALK, O. (UP) — Old- timers smiled happily when a procession of three horse-drawn buggies moved througli the streets. Then they discovered it was a EAST ST. LOUIS. 111,. May 12. (DP)—Hogs: receipts 5,000. ' Top, 10.60. 170-230 IDS., 10.35-10.50. KO-iSO !bs., 7.35-10.10, Bulk sows, 9.50-9.65. Cattle: receipts, 2,500. Slaughter steers. 7.00-15.50. Mixed heifers and yearling. 1 ;, a 0010.25. Slaughter heifers.'7.00-11.W. Beef LOWS, 5.50-7.25. ; Cutters and low cutters, 3.75-5.25. Coronation Pageantry Recalls Victoria's Jubilee to Mrs. Belt July 1151-4116 1141-41155-8 the city to be given a cent a Chicago Corn opsn high low close May 1251-2 128 5-8 123 5-8 125 1-4 G l- July 115 1-2 116 . 114 115 1-2 gallon on gasoline sales, gasoline to be sold to local aviators at cost, plus the. city's cent a gallon, but at a profit to out-of-town aviators. The council agreed to allow the airport, committee to handle the entire matter. The brilliant procession through the streets of London preceding'the coronation of George VI today brings back memories to Mrs. Ed Belt, local photographer, of a day many .years ago wltcn 'she witnessed a similar royal procession In which England's new king, then very small prince, took part., The occasion was Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897. when the entire British empire Joined In celebration of the sixtieth year of Ihc reign of one of Its best beloved queens. Mrs Belt was then a young fjirl visiting her brother, who was a student in London. The elaborate celebration was comparable In many ways to today's coronation. Thousands of Persons stood on the sidewalks for hours to gel a glimpse of the royal procession as it made its way through the streets of London from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey where the principal ceremonies were held. Mrs. licit and some of her friends were fortunate enough to occupy nn upstairs window .In a building very close to 'he procession. Five spectators contracted for the window, paying Hie equivalent of 425 each for the privilege of : watching Hie procession from this point. The same royal carriage in which George VI proceeded to his coronation today bore Queen Victoria along the routj that day. In another royal carriage which followed, was the family of Victoria's grandson, the late George V, including the two little princes, Edward and George. The latter has just ascended the throne abdicated by his elder brother, now the Duke of Windsor. The spectacle was naturally one of the most impressive ever witnessed by Mrs. Belt, who recalls that the highlight of the procession, aside from the royal carriages was Ihc carriage and retinue of an Indian prince who came to En»land to take part in the ceremonies. Other picturesque participants were representatives of the various Scottish clans, common English subjects whose holiday dress consisted of suits covered with many -white buttons, and brightly costumed subjects representing the various dominions of the empire. ••.'• For the local woman and the thousands who traveled long distances to witness the Jubilee it was "the thrill of a lifetime:" Prairie Farmers Losing Fight Crop to ' Save Oals STUTTGART, Ark., May 12 (UP) —Hampered by light rains that have washed arscimte dust from plants, farmers In three eastern Arkansas counties today appeared to be losing their battle against the "army worm," "Fields tiiat were dusted from airplanes Sunday had to be re- dusted today," Jacob Harlz, farm leader, saM. "If we could get dry hot weather for a couple of days we might be able to save 25 per cent of the oats crop." Agricultural leaders estimated that 20.000 acres of the 75,000 acres planted lo oats in the grand prairie district, in Arkansas, Lonoke and Prairie counties already was lost and that only a small chance remained lo save the rest. Dealers said that 14 car loads of arsenate had been used by the farmers to dust their fields In the three counties. Reports received • today from Cleveland, Miss., Indicated that oats and alfalfa fields in that section were infested with the worms but that the damage to crops there was not as high as It will be in Arkansas. Southeast Missouri Editors Meet Friday CARUTHERSViLLE, Mo.—The Southeast Missouri Press association will meet in n one-day session here Friday, May 14. There will be business sessions In the morning and afternoon at the courthouse and a banquet at night at the Presbyterian church. The meeting will ba called to order at 10:30 a .111. Present officers of the association are: Joe Preudenbergcr, Crystal City Press. Crystal City, Mo president; Ruben R. Schade. Cape County Post. Jackson, vice-president; Aldcn Pinney, Scott Count) Democrat, Bcnton, recording secretary; and O. W. Chilto'ii, The Democrat-Argus, Canithtrsvllle corresponding secretary. WEATHER Arkansas—Local thundersliowers cooler In northwest portion (o- night. Thursday cloudy, loca thundershowers In cast portion cooler in north portion. Memphis anc! vicinity — cloudy with probably thundershowers tonight and Thursday. lowest tern pcralurc tonight 62 to 86. Tlie maximum temperature hen yesterday was 85. minimum 50 clear, with .07 of an inch ralnfal last night, according to Samuel p Morris, official weather observer. sovcielgn of England -incc William the Contntcioi. The scene In the nbbcy was infqrgctlable Seven thousand seven hundred persons took pait in an clevch-ccntury-old ceremony of pageantry, splendor and riotous color. -Royalty, the nobility, dignitaries- of al! lands and chosen ^represeii--", tntlres.bf the English \\oik class-^ es participated. Little Princess Restless Little Margaret Hose/'flgitccl under the excitement and strain of trying to be a good little girl. The dignified stately . grandmother :rlcd to restrain her with occas- .onal arched eyebrows as the venerable Archbishop of Canterbury anhofntcd and crowned the king with age-old ritual. At the moment .when the nrch- oishop annotated the king's palms; breast and head with hallowed Jil he became consecrated to God, ilng of Great Britain and Ireland, Ihe British dominions beyond the- scfi.s, and the emperor of India; The annotating started at 5:0l~ a. in. c. s. t. and at 5:14 the'arch-, bishop reverently traced the "crosses on the king's person. At 5.30 - a m ttir nvpi>tyshop placed the crown of St. Edward, glittering with priceless jewels, on the king's head and the assembly broke into a vast shouted roar of the ancient cry," "God save the king." At 5:52 the queen's, platinum Jeweled crown, smaller than trie king's, with the great Kphinodi- diamond gleaming in. front, was 0!! the head of the former Scottish commoner by tile -archbishop. Four peeresses held n rich canopy over her head. When she) was crowned all the peeresses donned their coronets.' Crown .it Rakish Tilt There- was a -moment of awkwardness In the crowning of. the king. The archbishop turned 'the' :rown in his hands, hesitating and puzzled to find the front. When he got it on It was askew, sitting raklshly on the left side of the, king's head. After days of rain fortune smiled on the king and Uie suri broke through the clouds, .shining through the- great stained glass windows of the abbey. Outside the royal salute of 103 gnus boomed from the tower of London and St. James's park ami, the hundreds of thousands who packed the streets echoed "God save the king" In a swelling paean of Joy that rolled over the vast metropolis. . . : -~.. They had stood in line for hours—some even for two days— lo witness tne magnificent state processions which preceded and followed the coronation. . They stretched in an upbroken .mass along the six-mile route along which the king and queen, royalty, visiting notables and dignitaries rode in state .back to Buck- insham palace, accompanied by a great military display. The i/oronation was the biggest and costliest pageant in England's history. , Sightseers from all corners of the British empire' and from most nations of the earth, whose viewpoints cost them $7,500,1100, walched the great gold state coach, "drawn (Continued on Page 3)

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