The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 6, 1937 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, November 6, 1937
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER KEWS ~ 7HE DOMIHANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS A*D BOUTHEAST MJHSrtimi VOLUME XXXIV—NO. 199. Blytheville Courier Blytheville Dally News Whevme Herald Le i»te BI,YTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, NOVRMIilCK <>, 1937 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS ME HIE TRUCK IS 81 Farmer, Wife and Daughter Perish; Engineer, i'ireman Seriously Hurt LOVEJOY, Ga,. Nov. c (UP)— The crack Central of Georgia passenger train Southland plowed into a truck at a grade crossing today killing its three occupants and injuring a score of passengers. Th e dead were tv farmer named Allen, his wife and their three- year-old daughter. Hie engineer, D. c. Wall, Allan- la, and Fireman Jim Henry. Macon Ga., were pinned under the engine when it turned over. Both were alive but seriously injured. Many passengers, enroute from Florida points to Chicago, were shaken and bruised when tlie first five cars were derailed. Only the diner and one pullman remained on tli e tracks. ( , Passengers Gel Firs! Ale! ' Ambulances and physicians were . sent from Atlanta to the scene but the passengers needed only first aid treatment. None was seriously hurt. Wall and Henry were pinned under (he engine and could not be reached by rescue workers. Tlie engineer was unconscious but the fireman could be heard calling for help. A mobile train crnne was sent from Atlanta to lift the engine off • the two trapped men. Tlie engine hit Uie truck broadside, throwing it into the uir. The locomotive careened off the rails and tore up the track for 200 yards before it turned over. The derailed coaches leaned at a crazy angle but did not turn over. The man and woman in tlie truck . were killed. Instantly. The child died em-qufe tfa an Atlanta hospital. Pat O'Bryant's Brother Succumbs Late Thursday Morris O'Bryant, brother of Pat O'Bryant and father of Miss Catherine O'Bryant who lived here last . year, died at his honiB In Charleston, Miss., late Thursday. Funeral services were held yesterday in that city. Mr. O'Bryant, who was 50 years Pf age, had vlslleU Mr. and Mrs O'Bryanl and his daughter made her home with them while she attended school here last year He Is aJso survived by six other sons and daughters and another brother. His wife died several years ago. Guy E. Thompson Dies At Little Rock Today LITTLE ROCK, Nov. (UP) _ Guy E. Thompson. 73. president of the guaranty Federal Savings and Loan association, died at his home here early today from a heart attack. He was widely known throughout the state. Bearden Certified As Levee Board Director The Mississippi county board of election commissioners has certified the election of John Bearden, of I-eaehvlllc, as a member of the St. Francis Levee Board us a result of a "write In" at last Monday's election. W. II. Bryant was unopposed on the printed ballots as a director of district one, which lies w«st of Big iJike and south to Kowah. but Bearden's name was written in. He received a majority ot eight votes over Bryant. Tlie board of commLssiow-rs declared Bearden's election legul after a contention had been raised Unit under state statutes n candidate must have his name placed on the ballot by the filing of a petition, WElt; T€LIJ 'YOU BURNS I think the greatest Injustice you can do a man Is to judge him hastily. I'll betcha right now there ain't a one of us who ain't harboring; some grudge against somebody because we figger he has misrepresented somethln' to us but the chances are, if we'd give him a chance to explain he could clear tip the situation in a minute. My Uncle Skinny Flint, runs a resort down home and he advertises that there is always a south wind blowing at his place. One day one of them grouchy fellas, that's always enjoyln' poor health up In the chilly North, come down there just to get that southern breeze and sure 'mif tlie first day he got there. » nice balmy breeze was blowin' from the South; but the next inomln*. when he got up. it was chilly and a gale was blowin' in from the north. This man went stormln' In to my uncle's office and he says "I thought you said you always had a south wind here!" My uncle says "Well, she was blowin' from the south yesterday, wasn't sh»?" The man says "Yes", and my uncle says "Well that's her comln' back," Arrangements Are Completed for Celebration Here On Thursday With just four days remaining before the Armistice Day celebration, it was announced today by Ployd White, chairman of the special committee of the Dud Coson post of the American Legion which is sponsoring the event, that all arrangements have been completed for a full day and night of entertainment which is expected to at- thousands of people. Instructions for the parade and contests, final details of tire several band concerts arid other side attractions, the football .game the annual meeting of th e Fifth district of tlie legion, the wrestiinj match and the dance are all finished. It the weather man smiles upon Ulythevllle—and he has for every Armistice Day program the legion 'ins srvmsored-those in charge are confident that Uhe celebration will be a*success both from the viewpoint of entertainment and from the financial viewpoint of having out of town people visit hero. The program varies from that of other years with the parade scheduled for Immediately after lunch instead of at one o'clock. Band concerts on the down town, streets begin at 10:30 o'clock, there will be a zero hour salute at 11 o'clock, the singing contests and address by D. H. Ford, state commissioner of revenues, at the city auditorium at 11:15 . o'clock, band concerts continued through the noon hour, a machine gun demonstration, the dedication of a D. A. R. marker at one o'clock in front of the post office, in memory of the pioneers of Mississippi county, the parade at 2 o'clock following the assembly at 1:30, the football game between Searcy and Blythevllle will be followed by "open house'' for nil ex- service jnen at the hut. followed by the annual meeting of the fifth district at the supper hour, the wrestling match will begin nt the arena at, eight o'clock and the dance at the city auditorium, beginning at 10 o'clock, will conclude the program. Details of the program will be announced In the Armistice Day special edition Monday. 12 MILLION ACRE CUT IS HE TRIP Teleohone Convcrsa lion WilhKing E.ed To His Decision Guilty Of Poison Murder Com-1 Didn't Laugh at Marx Brothers PARTS, Nov. 6 (UP)—The Duke of Windsor postponed his visit lo the United .States ofk'r a telephonic consultation with his brother successor King George VI it was reported In unusually reliable quarters today over tile possibility that British American relations might be harmed of lie went through with his plans. U was said that after (Hiking the situation over the- royal brothers agreed that a bad reception to the duke by American labor might provoke a wave of anti- American sentiment in Great Britain, nils, it was agreed, also according to informants, would be most unfortunate In vleiv of a tense world situation in which Britain and the United states might cooperate. Seeks Something To Do The 10 trunks of the duke and is American born duchess containing the frocks she had spent weeks in selecting and the ne«- haberdashery and suits which the duke intended lo unveil in the United States, stcod in the hallway of the Hotel Meuricc today while the duke puzzled on whore lo go from here. Tlie private car. which the French governnienl had put at the! luke's disposal, as detached from '.fie Oremen boat train this morn- Ing at the St. Lazare stalion-and 20 passengers cancelled their reservations, though North German Wayd line officials said that most tf the reservations were those of newspaper correspondents, w h o vould have accompanied the duke All -passengers were disappointed. Trie duke, angry and bewildered iver the many diverse 'factors that Had caused him to postpone his •tslt, was looking far something to May Return To Austria For the present, a spokesman •aid. tiie duke and duchess would remain here. Their further plans were unsettled, it was explained TOt It was expected, by persons 3lose lo him that lit soon would ?o back to seclusion In Austria, There he sought refuge during fhe Srst lonely months of his exile. Also It was intimated that ho would abandon—perforce—far the present, his idea of studying Industrial plants and housing which 'ic had undertaken in hope of Inding an outlet for the Itnpell- 'ng nervous energy that characterized him as Prince of Wales and King of Britain. Those associated with the duke, is bewildered and angry as he 'vas at the turn of events, seemed to Imvc no idea what his next nove would be to occupy bis restless mind, but they said that he. had abandoned any Idea of nn! sarly visit to the United States ind that his decision was actually lot a i»stponcment but an abandonment. Tr.ts, however, was the first reaction and Die feeling persisted that later the Uuke again—In cn- '.irely different circumstances would JO through with his Idea of taking nis American born duchess back to he United States to remain for several months. If and when he vent. It was believed, it would be when he was assured lhal he vculd be welcome and would not be involved In political disputes. Says Dairymen'Must Comply With Ordinance Mayor Marlon Williams, in a statement today, warned dairymen who dlstrlbulc milk in Blytheville. directly or Indirectly, that they must comply with sanitary requirement of the city's standard milk ordinance. "We have pledged our cooperation to lh e state health department and county sanitarian." Mayor Williams stated, "and we are ready lo do our part to enforce the ordinance. Dairymen may be assured that we will do this." It Is understood that requirements in the maintenance of buildings in particular are being urged no\v. r ! Mr- $w >j The death sentence is mandatory under Ohio law lor blond Mrs Anna Marie Hnlm found guilty of the poison murder of VB-year-old Jacob Wagner, who left all his estate to her m a "will" that a handwriting expert testified was forged by Mrs. Halm. Eleven women n ,,d one man. returning the verdict at CIncInnall, made no recommendation for mercy, making the death sentence mandatory. IB, uinnr The funny expression on the face of Graucho Marx, above, didn't evoke n laugh from the Los Angles court that found the comedian and his brother. Chlco,' gv'l- ty of plagiarism in-, the suit oti Carroll and Oarrett Graham] charging- violation of their copyright in unlicensed use of a skit In a' broadcast. Chicago Corn Dec. May open high low close 551-2 56 551-4 551-2 577-8 53 571-4 571-2 Chicago Wheat • open high low close Dsc. 863-4 '871-2 843-4 86 May 871-2 88 853-4 Sfil-2 Mrs. H=)hn Found Guilty Of Murder; Death Sentence Mandatory CINCINNATI. O., Nov. 6 (UP) — A jury of 11 women and one man today found Anna Marie Halm, -elf styled "angel of.-mercy" guilty of the poison murder of Jacob Wngner, 78. There was no recommendation of mercy in the jury verdict, making a sentence of death in the electric chair mandatory. 11 was a tense moment in the court room when Mrs. Hahn. 31- year-old matron, was summoned from the Jnll. She walked Into the court firmly, soon after tho lurors summoned a ballff, six minutes after noon, saying they had reached n verdict. Mrs. Hahn accused by the stale of poisoning three old men. in addition to Wagner, to get their money, tried to smile at her lawyers as the fateful moment approached, but a smile would not ;ome. Her face twisted. She sat In the hushed courtroom for lo minutes while Prosecuting Attorney Dudley M. Outcalt s'as being sought. She twisted her handkerchief. Then Elmer Hunsicker, clerk of courts, read the verdict, handed •Tim by the nervous pale jurors: "We find the defendant guilty." New York Cotton NEW YORK, Nov. 5 (UP)—Colton closed steady. open high low close Dec 774 774 16G 770 Jan 773 774 766 708 M ar 119 730 771 115 i«ay 184 784 776 780 J "' 790 791 782 784 Oct 800 800 791 7S4 Spots closed steady at 785, off 4. Vew Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS, Nov. fi (UP) — Cotton futures eased off on week end hedging today, then closed steady at. losses of two to four points. December was off two at 783. January was oft three at 730. open high low close Dec 785 785 778 731 Jan 183b 780 780 180 XIar 181 788 785 790 Jul 7S5 795 789 794 Oct 805 S05 799 802 Spots closed steady at 7BS, unchanged. Spot Average Is 7.71 The average price of 7-8 inch middling cotton on the 10 spot markets today was 7.71, the Bly- thevllle Board of Trade reported, A hippopotamus's hkte Is lu inches thick. Trial of Holland Murder Case Results In Hung Jury NEW MADRID, Mo., Nov. C.— Unable to agree upon a verdict after several hours deliberation a. New Madrid county circuit court Jury hearing the cases of Hubert Utley and J. D. "Spec" Darnctt, charged with the murder of Louis Howard, Portageville youth, was discharged hero Friday by Jud?e Louie Schult The cases will probably be on the trial docket lit the January term of court here as a result of yesterday's mistrial. They were sent here on a change of venue from Pemlscot county. 1 Utley and Barnett are accused of tho slaying of Howard at inlay's night club, near Holland, on Oct 26, 1930, "•"'""Itnostilook the stand during the trial which began Tuesday, the case going to the Jury Thursday, six were state witnesses and 11 were defense witnesses. The state contends that Howard died as a result of a beating administered by Utlcy and Carnett. an employe of Utley's, at the night club. Howard -was found dead some distance from the night club after he was allegedly chnscd away, being struck In the leg by a bullet said to have been fired by Barnett. Defense counsel contended that a skull injury sustained when Howard fell to the pavement ot the highway was responsible for his death, rather than any injuries that may have been inflicted by Utley or Barnett. Father Says Son Seeks Jail to Avoid Work MONTREAL (UP) — Responding to an alarm, nrcmen were asked to find .-. place In jail for 18-year-old Marcele Bland. Tile father told the-court later that his son pulled the alarm to get jailed and thus avoid working for his father. If permitted to do so, Indian elephants take three baUis daily. DID YOU KNOW that the American Red Cross spent over J850.000.00 in the Stats of Arkansas for flood and other disasters In 1937? Defense Commissar Warns World Nol To Cross Soviet MOSCOW, Nov. tl. (.Ul>)— Kleme;ill Vorashllav, defense commissar, In Older No. 243 to (lie Hed army, today warned the world agnln lhal "to the. noise nnd lu- Irlgitiw of wnr mongprs we have answered and will nnswer ugnm —we do nol want war but wu are nol afraid of wnr nnd or* prepared for war." Coming on Iho eve ol tho 20th anniversary of Ihc revolution, to be celebrated tomorrow, the order snltl: "Comrades, in those 20 years iiir vlorlous workers and peasants of Ihe Red army have been faithful and steady to guard the Soviet laud. Our grout Bed army >ms been growing and strengthening. Armed with modern lech- iilfltie nnd excellently (rained, it ''as lonij apo become a |x>wer that could not be disregarded by our enemies. "The Fascist agents have not put down their poisonous weapons. Again they will , send Into our country spies, dlvfrslonlsts, wreckers arid murderers. Watch "Porously for the bloody lntrl(jii- Ists of tho enemies of Socialism and Increase tenfold your vigl fence, working Incessantly in the further Improvecmnt nnd strength- clng of the military might of the Red army." In a mcssnge to the .prolctarl at of the world the executive com mlttee of the Communist Inter- nationale set fovtlx the achieve mcnts of the Soviet Unionists 20th ^milversory as an example to the ivorld and -called- for a .united front against Fascism, for tlie do- feat of ajfgresr.ors. in Spain nnd China ami the overthrow of the yoke of capitalism. PHILS IN BUM ON SPEEJj_ Capt. Eyslon Is Thwarted When Clutch Trouble Develops BONNEVfLLE, Salt Hals, Utah, Nov. 6. (UP)—Cnpt. George Eyston's assault on tlie world's land • d record was balked toacf/ when his mighty thunderbolt rac- ng car developed clutch trouble :n the second run through the measured mile. The miclclJe-nged Bri'on secnwd o have the record in his gra3p vhen he made the north run thru the measured mile at a spied of SOo.295 miles an h >nr but hard luck dodged him Jusl as It did n <uek BE.O when he had to aban- •Jo.i a second run. utter t'.'.ivlnf made ?09 mOlles on tlie firs; lep Capt, Eyst-m actually went fusl- er tUa;i 303,2955 on his fnsi 11:11 -ver tit Hats todny but Hie lil- pi" A c'ltlrlo timing (it'ice "hiiug' R-Iicn Hi? thunderbolt entered the measured mile. Eyston estimated from his tachometer reading* Hint he made better time than he did » luck ago. Figuring from Die •n.'tmments that he traveled at 315 miles an hour or thereabouts. Art Pllisbury. ofllclal tlmrr, said this was entirely possible, Mrs. Kiger Is Hurt In Traffic Accident Mrs. B. P. Kiger received Injuries to her back and hip and her car vas considerably damaged when it was struck by a truck, driven by Hugh Herbert, this morning about eight o'clock at the corner of Hcarn and Ninth streets. Physicians ordered X-ray pictures made this afternoon to determine the extent o( Mrs. Klger's Injuries. Mr. Harbert was only slightly Injured and his truck was damaged but not so seriously as the other machine. To Seek 1938 Hotel Meeting For Arkansas An Invitation for the American Hotel Association to hold Its 1938 convention In Hot Springs will be issued by Crawford M. Noble of Jonesboro who left with Mrs. Noble yesterday for Pittsburgh where they will attend this year's convention which U scheduled to opi:n Monday. Portageville Man Is Injured In Accident Juke II. Hrewer, of l>orla«cvllle, Is at the Ulythevllle hospital bemuse of n sprained back h« received In n highway nci-ident near Hint town last night. Ills condition today IH very good. He is snld to have been in a vaxl. Tollou'liiK n bus, which was struck by n car, driven by a negro from Michigan. The* accident ttppenrcd u minor one wllh H ripped fender us tlie only ilitninco but Mr. Urcwer. who was thrown over hi the scut when Hie cars colllilixl. later became 111 from pulii and wan brought to Die hospital here. The oOi'-r four persons In the taxi were uninjured. Take Honors In 4-H C 1 u b's Achievement Program Dycss and Promised Land won the honor of having Die best- Boys' nml Girls' 4-H clubs In Mississippi county this your, II wn.i announced todiiv In lire annual county Achievement Day program, which wan held hero In the form of a brortdcastliiu program. Dvcss won Ih-sl in Iho southern district of the county and Promised Land, first In the northern district for having the most oiil-stiuullnf club. TIte champion members are: Ell Ciutlomon of Blackwntcr, and Eileen Hugon of Armorcl, for the northern district, and .John Oll- UOK-. of Hatcher, and Mary Franco! Neal, of stlllmnn, for tho Muthern district. Numerous 1 other awardB wove made after the final reports of the year's activities had been compiled. County fair sweepstakes lii tho 4-H division went to Yarfcro, first, 'Ar- mofel. second, and uyess, third. A silver Iropliy was prssenled Ar- morcl as first plucb award in the county play tournament and a framed picture of the cast to the Forty and Eight club, second place winners. Whltton was awarded honors In both-the boys' tind girls' divisions of tho county basketball tournament. The awnrds were presented by D. a. Lantrlp and B. H. Burns, county agricultural agents, with Miss Cora Lee Colemtin, county home demonstration-agent, as mnstcr of ceremonies in the broadcast over KLCM, In presenting the program, Etl Cfuillenian, champion member who was to epcak, was 111 so his twin brother, doll, gave his talk. Others on tho program were: Miss Delia Purlle, adult lender at Armorel, Max Watson and Ellcon Hagen of tho same club; Miss Lola Thompson, ndult leader at Promised Land, Sylvia Yarbrough and Pauline Lawrence of the same club; Mildred Richardson ot Yarbro. John Ler Gllbow of Hatcher, Mary Frances Neal of Stlllman, Mrs. Hattlc Qos- slen, adult leader tit Dyess, and Harold Humble, of the same club. Lad, 13, Facing Slaying Trial Weeping as he was arraigned on charges of manslaughter, Donald Lewandowski, 13, a shown above as he heard the judge order him to be held for trill Jn regular court In th« death of 11-year-old Lorraine Hzeppa. The girl died of a fraclured skull after Donald had struck her with a cardboard -•, police said. - Wallace's Office Says. Memorandum Is Not. Official Report WASHINGTON, NOV. a <UP) -. A memorandum from Ilia office of the Secretary of Agriculture Henry.' A. Wallace, recommending an BOOOf- 000 to 12,000,000 animal cut In'cot- wn ncrengo tvns placed today before a house agricultural sub committee, drafting a general farm bill. Iho memorandum, which' Wai- ace's o/flco stressed did not. reflect the official recommendations of the secretary, said such acreage abandonment, would entail a sacrifice for fanners of "from $200,000,000 to ttOO.000,000 annually In production lo achieve n balance of production"; Cotton provisions of the general arm control bill to bo placed before • the special session of congress Noivi IB still were In process of forma- ' Hon. The sub committee, headed by- Rep. Hampton p. Fulnier (Dom .;,, &. C.), conferred with Wallace to obtain his reaction to tonlatllraf drnft.i of the measure. :\ Tho memorandum was on Wallace's desk for guidance of discussion of cotton clhlrol problems, Agriculture department officials pointed out that , the suggested ncrcagn reduction was in lln e with. Iho 1038 agriculture adjustment pro- grain already announced which provides for withdrawal of from' 6,000,000 to 7,000,000 acres from cotton production. Name Officers, Set Dates For Pemiscot Association CARUTHH34SVILLE, Mo., Nov B, —Oflkert wore elected and dates ami.places.for association compe-~ •w« events vfro'.-igreed upon At' a mooting of the Pemlscot county high school association,.)iero,tbls morning, t~' ' * John L. James of Braggadocio was elected president nnd Jack Wimp of Cooler, vice president. 0. E, Miller or Steele was named secretary- treasurer. Mr. James succeeds Troy Pierce ot Wartloll. Tlio association decided that the annual basketball tournament will be he!d In Caruther.svllle, Feb. 23, 24 and 25 and dramatic meet at Havil, Mar. 18. The tennis tourney will be staged at Haytl, May 5 and 6. Nino of tho association's iJt schools were represented at this morning's meeting. ChtrcrW Are To Stress Roll Call By Red Cross At (he churches tomorrow reference will b e made to the coming Red Cross drive beginning on Armistice Day. Some plan to have only brief announcements and others will ImvB talks concerning the work of the organization. The Rev. s. H. Salmon, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, plnns to devote his night. service to the movement using "The American Red Cross" as his sermon subject with the text taken from James 2:14-28. Mrs! Paul L, Tipton's Uncle Dies Thursday Funeral services were held at Scnath, Mo., this morning for C. P. JvfcDanfel, uncle ot Mrs. Paul L. Tipton, who died Thursday evening. ' Dr. and Mrs. Tipton went up Wednesday to be with him and remained untlltotiay. Mr. McDanlcl, who was-86 years of age, had visited the Tiptons here a number of times. He is also survived by three daughters and a son. Stock Prices NEW YORK. Nov. 6 (UP) — Stocks declined one (o six polnta In light trading today, rounding out a week of almost continuous recession that brought the Industrial average to around the lowest levels in two years. Bonds de- cllnpd and wheat lest more than two cents a bushei. WEATHER . Arkansas—Fair and Tvanner tonight, Sunday partly cloudy, warmer. Memphis ant! vicinity—Pair and warmer tonight lowest temperature 50 to 5S. Sunday Increasing cloudiness, warmer, showers late In afternoon or night .;,..; . The maslmurh temperature here yesterday was K, minimum 40, clear, according to Samuel F.-Morris, official weather observed

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