The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 5, 1937 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, November 5, 1937
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS *PnV_ TinXTTTJAMT lsrcniror»At-vnr. «— .,« -.* . «^^-^W f f ^^^r miK XXXIV—\0. Blythevlllc Courier aytheme Herald THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS Blylhcville Dully "news AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI __Mteiaippt Valley Leader __ HLYT11KV1LUO, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, NOVBMBKK 5, 1937 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS OF ME ME HILL HER Decides Not Scheduled 1 United States To Cancel "' r i p To LONDON, Nov. 5 (UP) — Tlie Duke of Windsor was "extremely angry" at American labor today nml prepared to defy critfcLsm. a source close to the royal entourage said. He was quoted as calling American labor resolutions as "not cricket 11 taking the view (hat they were hitting at Charles E. Badaux, his American tour representative through the duke. A reliable source said the duke had been seriously considering cancellation of the Irip but vciitu- nlly decided to defy the attackers in order to back up Dedaux. The duke has decided, definitely and finally, to ma ke his visit to the United Slates despite newspaper comment, that had caused some anxiety, an official spokesman .sold. It was understood that the duke reached his decision after several telephone calls between members of his entourage and representatives in New York. Windsors Bury Packing The duke find duchess spent, the morning packing the last of their trunks—she the frocks and furs which she has spent weeks in preparing for the return to her native country, he the smart haberdashery and new suits that replace the Tyrolean hats and leather shorts to which he was partial In the early days of his honeymoon. "I suppose it will all blow over when we are on the ship;" said Lieutenant Dudley Forwood, the .Duke's equerry./discussing the decision to' make the visit The duke has $25,000 worth of tickets for Ms party in the German liner, Bremen, on which he and the duchess arc to sail from Cherbourgh tomorrow. H was understood that the duke had awaited news of American newspaper comment and attacks on .his representative—Bedaux—an inventor of an industrial efficiency system, before making the final decision lo leave on schedule for New York and his study of housing for workers. Washington Gets Application For Stadium Projwi State WI'A authorities have up- proved iin application (lied recently ou behalf of the local school bojirO nml the Ohlckasaw Athletic Club for construction of a S31.000 high school stadium, according to c. G Redman, chairman o; the club's stadium committee who was notified yesterday that (lie application was being forwarded to Washington lor a final decision. If the application receives favorable action by officials in Washington U will mean that the Icderal government will make available a sum necessary to finance 78 per cent of the total cost of labor for the project and 26 uer cent of the cost of materials. The government would require ttase sponsoring the stadium to provide approximately $9,000 of the $31,000. Mombcrs of the athletic club have been awaiting a final decision o;i the application before attempting to raise the amount required locally, it is understood that approximately 82,000, which the school board had intended using as part of the cost/ of a gymnasium build- In;,' before the stadium was pro- uosed, would be available for the stadium project If it is possible to revise the plans to Include space for the gymnasium within the stadium structure. If this course is followed the total cost of the stadium would be increased only about, 54,000. and it would be necessary for local backers of the project to raise between 510,000 and $11000 Doctor Advises Eating Less, Exercising Mpre ST. LOUIS (UP) - A gradual change In diet to fat-producing foods during the last generation has resulted in an increase in obesity. Dr. Reginald Fit?., associate professor of medicine at Boston University, told the International Medical Assembly here. "People eat too much and exercise too little." Dr. Fitz said. '-The logical remedy is to reverse this process, eat less and exercise more." Bunting Makes Petticoats BUDAPEST <UP|—Tons of flags and bunting used for the Coronation of King George VI have been exported to Hungary and are rind- ing a ready market in the country fairs. Much of the material goes into petticoats. till T€LL YOU BY I BCB - BURNS _ I been gettin' so many liars medals lately. I think it's about time I was defendin 1 myself! It ain't that I need to tell falsehoods It's just that. I -keep on talkliv so much I finally hang myself. The reason some people have a reputation for honesty is because they know when to stop talkin'. When Grandpa Snazzy, was out here I took him to one of these Hollywood parties and he conic back with his derby all smashed. When Grandma asked him how it happened he was honest about it— that is, up to a certain point, ire told her that a girl had sat on It She says "Well. now. if you couldn't find a nail to hang your derby on, you shoulda held H on your lap!"' And that's where Grandpa was smart and stopped talkin'. To this day he hasn't tokl her that the derby WAS In his lap when the girl sat on it! Farmer Accused of Mur- clerinsr Stepfather; Negro Sentence Suspended Hick Chitmon, Gosnell farnwr, | charged with the murder of his "lonfather. J. M. Gains, went on trial in circuit criminal court here today. Little time was used in the selection of a jury under Arkansas' modernized criminal procedure and the state was soon well into presentation of its case against Chitmon this morning. Tlie state charges that Chitmon deliberately went home and obtained a shotgun after he had been in an argument with •'Dins, while on a fishing trip, and returned to the latter's home, killing him and accidentally wounding his mother. Claude p. Cooper is counsel for Chitmon, whose trial will likely consume the entire day of court. Erivin Murphy, negro slayer of Charlie Soward, was found guilts of voluntary manslaughter and his punishment fixed at two years with a recommendation that sentence be suspended during good behavior bv a jury today. Judge O. E. Keck presiding, said he would accept the recommenations of the jury and suspend sentence. The negro, arrested in Chicago and returned here for the slaym*. which occurred about six years aso was represented by Virgil Greene. Tlie Jury received the case vesler- 'lay afternoon but was unable to agree on a verdict until this morn- in?. Percy Shellon, Dell farmer, slayer of J. D. Stanley. Dell youth, will go on trial Monday. Accused of mui- der, he will claim self defense. Stanley died after he was allegedly beaten over the head with an •uitomobile emergency brake handle by Shelton. Leonard and Vcrnon Jernlgan. brothers, are tentatively slated to face trial Wednesday for the al!e?ed murder of Priest Murkham. No trial date at the current term of court has yet been set for Earl Parker, accused of murder In the slaying of Frank McGregor tierc about 10 months ago. Culler Rushes To Aid of Norwegian Ship, Anna Vorc " NEW YORK, No. S (UP)—The steamship. Anna Vore. bound for Philndelphn, wns afire today about 200 miles due east of Charleston, s. C, according to a Mackay radio message, received by the U. S. Aladdin, The fire was reported "not serious yet." Vhe Anna Vore, built in Glasgow. Scotland in 1921, Is' listed ill 3.32-i Ions. Her home port is Farsund, Norway, The ship Is owned by the Voic company and it. is operated by Oimslein Stray and .son. " Cutter Sjiccils to AiJ WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 1<J1>)_ Thc Norfolk division of thc const guard today dispatched the cut- to- Bibb to assist thc NorivcgUm! steamer Anna Vore, reported afire about. 200 miles due east of Charleston, s. C. Thy cutter, stationed at Lookout Bight, near Norfolk, was proceeding at full speefl to the scene. Coast guard communication headquarters, located the vessel at' latitude 33:55 north, longlitudc I 76:03 west. It was understood that although the ship was afive her situation was not yet considered serious. The Anna Vore wns bound for Philadelphia from Los Angeles. LaGuardia Goes Back To'Desk One-Kan Secret Service Sells No More Badges FORT WORTH,- Tex. (UP) _ A one-man "department of Justice" ' ' Worth. Assistant U. s. Attorney Prank Taylor charged a Fort Forth Negro with" 'attempting to sell another of his race a "secret service commission" for $5.53. The commission was priced at $5.50, but the financially-minded Negro added three cenis for a stamp to be used In mailing the application. -'" wtel "^'"l triumpli in New came to a .'sudden end'''in -Port !- slltr ' m etlj.u)>_trio,.'l50,COO• nmjorltvii* "' -- L ,«« stack. O f work Uml C0 4 omf( ; Repeated tests have shown that a wellmade headlamp is delivering 95 per cent of its maximum candlepower when It is 80 per cent worn out. His 'Iron RulV Over Palestine Fewer 'Riding Rods' Xow LORAIN, O. (UP)—Railroad de- 'ectivcs report there are fewer pcr- •ons rifling freight trains through Ujrain than at any time since '.930. Authorities say pick-up in employment is the chief reason for thc decrease. Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS, III., Nov. 5 (UPI—Hogs: receipts 6.500 Top 9.60 Heavier weights 9.75-9.85 Light weights — Bilk sows 8.40-8.75 Cattle: receipts 1.800 Steers 7.85-8.00 Slaughter steers 6.50-16.CO Mixed yearlings, heifers 5.50-8.80 Slaughter heifers 5.25-12.50 Beef cows 4.75-6.00 ! Cutters and low cutters 3.50-150 he plunged 'Into on his desk. Inez Kincaid Home Demonstration Agent For Osceola District OSCEOLA, Ark., Nov. 5-Mlw Inez Kincaid, of Danville formerly assistant home demonstration agent in Yell countv, has arrived to take up her work as ageni in thc southern district of Ml.ulsj.-l>>- Dl county. This position was created when the quorum court, in it, recent annual meeting voted an appropriation of $1,000 for her "ilary and this will be supplemented with an appropriation from thc state extension sm'ice, Mlw Cora i_ce Coleman, who has been agent for all the comity for a number of years, will rie/ote her entire time to the northern district, under thc new plan. A native of Richmond, Va Miss Kincaid received her college cdu- c-ition at Oklahoma A. and M. Stilhvater. and later did graduate work at thc University of Missouri, Columbia. She t.-iiighl in high schools of Oklahoma, was a 4-H club sponsor and later was connected with the agricultural extension donart- niftit of that stale before coming to Arkansas. For the past 18 months she has been doing the work In Yell county. Two Churches Approve; Southern Church Balloting Favorable Happily Admits Taking $29,500 Makes Statement As Rival Groups Resume Peace Conferences WASHINGTON, Nov. !i (UP) — President Rooswlt MI Id today he always has fnvotrd reunion of Hie American Monition of Uibor und the Committee tor Industrial Ov- giinli'.utloii. Mr. lloosevelt made his .<,lnlc- mcnt us committees of the Iwo labor groups prepared to resume pence conferences later today. A.«kcd ut his press conference whether he favored reunion of tin,- wrm-liig labor [actions Mr, Hoose- velt replied ttnU 119 always had favored such action. He declined lo expand upon that statement. Mr. Roosevelt said that us for us he knew the administration had taken no part In effecting tho negotiations for a labor peace. It WHS Indicated In aincldl circles that Ills hanils oJT policy would be maintained. To Confer With Wall The president said he planned to see Mnltliew Woll, A. F, of L vice president, In the near future. Woll Is a member of the three- man federation peace committee Mr. Roosevelt saltl he had been planning to sec Woll for some time and there wns no particular reason fir tho appointment, Meanwhile the labor conferees edged closer lo an armistice than they have been since their dispute broke out two years ago. Thoy expected to discuss a proposal Mils afternoon which would bar raids on each other's membership pending Ihe outcome of present negotlallons, ( Both c. I. o. and A. F, of L •leaders., stronglyv favored su'oh n step to prevent the Internecine warfare from Interfering with settlement discussions. York Cotton ATLANTA. Ga., Nov. G (UP) — Unification of th c three Methodist ocnonnnaHoiis—Methodist Episcopal South; Methodist EDI.KOWI. North and the Protestant Methodist Church-appeared likely today ns voting progressed in the south. The northern church and the Protestant Methodist already have given complete approvol to unification plans and 25 of (he 38 conferences of Ihe southern church have voted overwhelmingly for uniting with the other two groups. A three fourths vole of delegates attending the 38 conferences of Die Methodist Episcopal Church. South and final anprovnl by thc church's general conference at Birmingham, Ala., next April arc necessary before unification can be a certainty, Tho 24 conferences already voted gave 4,057 to 502 or 88 per cent for ' unification. Only 75 per cent ol the total vote of delegates to thc various conferences is necessary nnd church leaders felt Ihe remaining conferences would vote more or less in line with those which already have balloted. Tlie northern Arkansas conference voted In fnvor of unification, 244 to 2 Librar- For County "" Is Being Considered A county library will be established In Mississippi county, if plans work out, It has been announced by Comity Judge S. L QladLsh, who has colled n special meeting for Monday when the liroiwsed plan will Iw discussed, Mr. Hnwllnson of Little Rock who Is head of the department for thc establishment of county libraries following the passage of an net at the last term of legislature, will speak at the meeting at Osceola Monday iifternoon, one o'clock, at the court house. At this time Mr. Rawllnson will explain the plan and give Instructions' prior to establishment cf thc library. Mississippi county's allotment around 513,000. When a man Is arrested he usually feels pretty glum, but Lawrence C. Tatmnn wears u broad irln, loft above, as he nmrchc; off to Jail with Olflcpr-Lce QuI- aiithy nl Memphis, 'where Tat- mnn surrendered nnd ailmltlxn imfalUig $29,500 f^oin-.the- 'Igiimn, Mo,, bank where ho boookkeopor for 18 years. Tht money wns stolen over 18 years and Tntmnn said he WHS tircrt of diceit, happy lo glv y c up and nnd easo his conscience. NEW YORK. Nov. 5 (UPj-Col- ton closed steady. open hljli low close 000 ......... 1159 Jll) 001 "7 781 787 798 775 775 780 785 790 800 766 766 772 717 78.1 794 Termed "Man of Iron" for his activity in quelling anti-British demonstrations in Calcutta, India, grim' Sir Charles Tegart, shown above with the ever- present British umbrella, has been ordered to Palestine to advise on measures against Arab terrorists. He had several nar-' row escapes from assassination as he waged a vigorous campaign against Indian exlrem- . ists in 1930. ' ......... 8 Spots closed steady at 789. up 10. Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS. Nov 5 (UP)— Cotton futures closed steady today «ith ealns ranging from 40c to 60c per bale. open high low close Wc ......... 781 786 778 785 Jan ......... 178 783 777 783 Mar ......... 786 788 781 788 Ma V ........ 788 734 785 794 Jl11 ......... 794 799 791 796 Oct- ........ 802 809 802 806 Spots closed steady at 735, up 12. Spot Average Is 7. "5 The average price of 7-8 Inch middling cotton on the 10 spot markets today was 7.75, the nly- llicvllle Board of Trade reported. Stock Prices NEW YORK, Nov. 5 (UP) — Stocks advanced in the first part of today's session In lighter trading after four days of decline and turned down again In thc last few minutes of trading to close Irregular. ................. . Anaconda Cop ........... 27 Assoo DO .......... 9i Beth Steel ............... 49 3 Boeing Air ................ 22 3 Chrysler ................. 69 1 Cities Service ............ 21 Coca Cola ..... ........... 1213 Gen Elec ................. 39 7. Oen Mot . ................ 39 3- Int Harvest ............... 71 Montgomery Ward ....... 39 7. N Y Central ............. ID Packard .... ... 51 Phillips pet ............... 42 1 Radio ................. 77 Schenley Dlst ............. 29 Simmons .. .............. 24 5- Socony Vac ............... 15 3- Std OU N J .............. 50 3- Texas Corp ............... 41 3- U S Smelt ........... 68 1- U S Steel ................ 56 7- County to Sell Coal CAMBRIDGE. O. (UP)—Guernsey County soon will sell 1,350 .icres of coal for taxe.s. Part of the cool lies under the town of North Salem. O. Cupid Wrestles With Disfavor "I'll probably bo disinherited (or this,' announced beautiful Princess Babs, above, when she told of her intention to marry Bob Gregory, claimant of the European catch-as-catch-can wrestling championship. She fears her matrimonial choice won't find favor with her father, Borneo's Rajah of Sarawak, only while rajah in the world. Chancellor Restrains Enforcement of 1937 Acl Changing Date LITTLE nOCTC, Nov. 5.—Deer hunters throughout the .slate wit 1 begin a six-day hunting season Monday Instead of December l under n temporary Injunction granted to Dave Witt, Uttle Rock In chancery court yesterday. Previously, only hunters ' In Desha county nnd Chlcot county could hunt legally next week. Chancellor Dodge Issued a temporary order rcslrainijig the Arkansas r-nmc and Osli commlssior from enforcing Act 373 of 1037 \viilcli fixed the hunting season bc- twoen December l nnd 15, except In Dcsha and Chlcot comities vhere a split season was llxect by a 1923 net which was not repealed. Chancellor Dodge's ruling placed cl 100 of 1D27 in effect. This t, passed to conform with the 'cason in Dcsha and Chlcot counties tinder the 1023 act, allows leer hunting- between November 8 md 13, and December 20 nnd January 1. A hearing on Witt's suit will e held November 15. If Chancellor Dodge rules Act 313 Invalid, 'he next hunting season will be December 20 to January 1. If he 'io!ds the law vnfhl. deer hunters vill be allowed to hunt tetu-een December. 1 and is tmdi.-r the 1M7 act. Inland Pearl Kush St.iris PEARL CITY. III. (UP)-Hun- arcds of residents combed the rivers near here In search for •Marls. A flsheiman, who found a ,.*, pearl In a clnm'he op"n:d for ball, was credited with starting the "rush." Chicago Wheat Dec. May Dec. I May open high 90 905-8 90 1-2 911-4 low close 8S3-8 883-f 89 89 Fflfi EOT CE1S OF HITLER, Germany To Play Lone Hand At Mediation If Attempt Made BE11MN. Nov. is (UPi-piichrcr Adolf nlllcr has called a conference of lenders lo consider the udvlstt- bllHv of direct German efforts to mediate In the Chinese-Japanese war, It was said today in well In* formed quarters. '. ' II was learned ihnt Hitler li'i- tcnclctl to sec Baron Kpnstantlr) Von Nourath, foreign minister; Col Gen, Herman Oocrltis, n(r minister; Mjirslijil Werner Von Btoomberj, war minister, nnd oen. Admiral Erich Holder, commander In chief of the navy, it was believed that they would discuss the mediation Men. Bloomliel'ff was reported to hayo talked to Chinese General pa'u Ll- tslang, who was on his way to tlio Brussels nine power treaty conference. Talk In well Informed circles was optimistic nmi It was said that an curly offer of German mediation might bo. expected. The possibility wns even <ltscusscil of n suspension of hosllUllc-s In, china within a week or ten days. Any mediation would , Ignore the current. Brussels conference., caiipj Sat llio - .same purpose. • Japanese Reach Taiyuan PEIPING, China, Nov. 5 (UP)— Tlie Domcl news agency reported that Japanese forces reached Iho main tjalc of Tatytian, capital ol 'he rich mining province of Shansl today. The Japanese, a communique said, wer« closing In from nil sides of the clly, one column h^vlrij occupied Tslnsluohen r-sistht; --miles north of the-capita*.a'lia/another • Yulze, is miles lo llic southeast. Tlie Japanese were battling tho last hnslly formed Chinese defcnso line on the north of the city. A sccoml column auporached from the east and n third flanking column captured Yutze. The flanking column cut Irnfrio on the Talyuan-Tungklan railway and sent cavalry detachments west- word In an attempt to cut off the retreat of Chinese troops southwest of Talyaun, along the Fcri river. The Japanese were reported ,ta have bombed a motor caravan o! 70 cars and trucks 30 miles southwest of Talynun. It was reported that the cars carried many provincial officers. Rumors of Truce NANKING, Nov. 5 (UP)—Rumors of n psslble truce between China and Japan spread through this capital today, although competent American observers doubted that China would lay down her arms under present Japanese demands. The rumors which the Chinese maintain started In London and Paris and were of Japanese orlgi". Included reports that there wo'ulct be important changes In the per!- sonnel of the government. They were absolutely without substantiation. One Chinese military authority, questioned about the rumors, said that- one of the established definitions of a "traitor" in present day China Is one who favors compromise or truce. Word Proved by Death BKLGRADE (UP)—To prove the efficiency of an .automatic rifle- i-v. he hod Invented but could not sell, a locksmith shot himself. No one would believe Jeslo Malaner when he sald;(hat he had perfected •» rifle that i would fire 10 rounds when a button was pressed. A fe.w lays ago he was found dead In his room with seven wounds in his xxiy. Three other bullets were embedded In the walls. Police Protection Proved PHOENIX, Ariz. (UP) — A Rilr- vicw resident, who knew her home area had been annexed by the city of Phoenix, wanted to make sure she had "real city police protec- llon." She telephoned an "emer- encv" call to police headquarters. A radio patrol car arrived three nlrmles later. Corn open high low close 575-8 577-8 501-4 551-4 59 1-8 53 1-2 68 58 WEATKER Arkansas — Fair, cooler tonlsht, Saturday fair, warmer in north- ive.'t portion. Memphis and viclnlty^-Fair and jslightly colder tonight, lowest tern- jpcrature. 42 to 46, Saturday fair. The maximum temperature here yesterday was 50, minimum, partly cloudy with .33 of an Inch rainfall, according to Samuel P. Norris, official weather observer. •/:••

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