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BUTHEVILLECOURIER NEWS m ' E DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NOK^^ST AHKAURAB AMT. B™,™*.™ .„„ ^"^ VOLUME XXXIV—NO. 202. AHKANSA8 AND SOUTHEAST M.SSOUIU Blythcvllle Courier Blythcvillo Daily News — **,,_ — _BW ! evlll i Herald ^»M^r^^^^ WKDNKSOAY, NOVKMHKU 10, J!)37 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS THOUSANDS TO ATTEND CELEBRATION HERE Witness Prosecutor Moves For Directed Verdict, Saying Witness Reversed Story The murder trial of Earl E Parker, barber, in the slaying here last January of frank McGregor, al'o a barber, ended with dramatic p'^iiptiiess in circuit criminal court tins morning with the public denouncement by District Prosecutor Bruce Ivv of the states finat witness. Clara Pyles of Manila, and her arrest on a perjury charge. Judge G. E. Keck, on motion of the state, directed the jury to return a verdict in favor of Parker after Mr. ivy declared that the woman's story, as told from the witness" stand, directly opposed testimony she had previously given at a hearing conducted by the prosecutor. The woman testified on direct examination this morning that she was standing near th e beer garden and cafe at the corner of Railroad and Ash street-;, in front of which (he slaying occurred nnd that she saw Parker knock McGregor down and then shoot him.- under cross examination by Marcus Evrard of defense counsel she admitted that she had testified in contrary, manlier at the prosecutor's hearing. It was then that Mr. ivy moved for a directed verdict and the woman was led from the courtroom to the Ex-Kaiser Begins :i9th Year of His Exile In Holland DOORN, Holland, Nov. 10 (UP) -Former Reiner Wilhelm started is I9t!i year in exile today. The entire household of Doom House did its utmost to avoid reminding (he 78-year-old exile that 19 years ago today he .stepiwd down from an imperial throne and lied a country ruined by four years ol war. Wilhelm awakened early and handled his correspondence after breakfast. Then lie entered an automobile and went to the estate of his friend. Count Godarl Bcntinck for Ills daily exercise of tree chopping. Ho returned to Doom House for luncheon and spent the remainder of the day quietly in the company of his wife. Princess Hermine Leaders Pay Tribute To Britain's Minister First Labor i,*,.) H.TJ Hum Liie courtroom to tlic mi;u la^ county Jail and a formal charge of i to Bm ™da LONDON. Nov. 10 (UP) -leaders of all political parties, friend and enemy, paid tribute today to James Ramsay MacDonald, Britain's 'first labor prime minisler. while the liner Reina del Pacjficc, aboard which he died last night, made its way '" perjury lodged against her. • --J...J iun5i.u us'im^u ner. nm. WILU IIHU ucnounceci rum as Yesterday afternoon Charlie Co- a Pacifist and as a traitor to the rey. operate^ of the beer garden- labt)1 ' Parly,-, joined in praising cafe, at .the_linie of the slaying, and MacDfgmld as-a mari who has "S)nl'5 1 * Thrttiincru* 1*r,,I .' un__i _ fnit(>WT Yitr-A f^r. en ... , .._ , an "Slats" Thompson had testified as ' ».......j.f.jw,, iiciti ICOIHllctl .15 a--- ••"•! vi IUL ou JlTUia HJ state's witnesses that they were u >uigs lie thought were right. YirPSPIlt nt. ll-in p1i.-i.rtlI.,_ ,.„ _i n. _ i PHiYIn \Tli\lrfn_ Ktn..:it_ ,-,1 present at the shooting and that pit'sum at the shooting and that nims Minister Neville chamber- Parker shot McGregor, one time lain ' conservative; Sir Archibald candidate for constable, with his Sinclair, liberal and Major Clement started uuon him again .started firing, they said. Parker "- •-• •-"•t.Jl.u.LJIC, \> Jill Ht^ - - - • •— - "-H. 1.I1ILJU1 IJlL'l pistol after being knocked to the A t"ee, labor, leaders of the L.. tv . ground by McGregor nnd after he Sreat parties, spoke In the house of had warned McGregor not to commons this afternoon in praise "stomp" him. When McGregor 0( !l ™K was expected that MacDonald's bod.v, after Its arrival at Bermuda, Monday, would be returned to Britain for burial at Lossiemouth, Scotland, his birthplace. There In the little fishing village overlooking Moray Firth, which he loved—and which ostracized him for years as a pacifist traitor—lie will lie beside the wife whom he had mourned deeply tor 20 years, she died In 1911. MacDonald, seeking rest in a cruise to South America, died last ni«it while In London, political leaders were attending the annual lord mayor's banquet. Heart, disease was blamed for his death. , . Mrs. Mi)m! e iff Jones McGregor widow of the slain man, testified as to the comparative size of her h«s- liand atid Parker, stating that Par- kor onlwel'hMl her husband by some 35 or 40 iiounds, and exhibited clothes worn by McGregor, at the time he was shot, to the jury. J R Stovall, undertaker, and a youth who said he was in the cafe prior to the shooting, when Parker and McGregor were there, also testified .Mistrial in Shelton Case After about five hours delib-ra- tion a jury reported at 10:30 o'clock this morning that it was in hopeless disagreement over ihc case of Percy Sheltcn. charged with the murder of J. D. Stanley, and was discharged. The mistrial will probably mean (hat the case will be tried again at the spring term of criminal court here. The jury received the case nbotit two o'clock yesterday afternoon and asked for th e testimony of physicians, who testified, to be read by tl,e court stenographer about three hours later. Judge Keck discharged the jury after about two more hours deliberation. Gene E. Bradley was attorney lot Shelton. Agreement Reached In Forrest City Dispute FORREST CITY. Ark.. Nov. 10 (UP)— Complaint of the Labor Relations Board against the Maidwell Garment company of Forrest City has been settled by an agreement between the two parties, it was learned today. The labor board complaint was filed after charges were made against the company by the International Ladies Gavmcnt Workers union. The settlement lias been forwarded to the National Labor Relations board in Washington for pproval. if it Is accepted the complaint against the Maidwell company, charged with discouraging Independent union organization, will be dropped. State House Offices To Close Tomorrow i, .n observance of Armistice Day to- Film looked at him and didn't say take a . - — ...,, —„._ . There's a man that never left himself open LITTLE ROCK. Nov. 10 (UP)- One day a young fella come to him Acting Gov. Bob Bailey today said —' ""' - .... .... nil state house offices will be closed morrow. In a proclamation the acting chief executive ordered that all the m —~.~« **.<.* mi me juu gunim icu me 10 \QKG ner ana stale offices stay closed and that "as be happy?" and Uncle Flint says a5 ^^ ' bllsllwss oc " N °. I don't want no responsibility suspended. _ r , n Jlist gon|la My .^^ HerV , . Men. who had denounced him as - as foujKl hard for 50 years for .'the . Prime Minister Neville chamber- ILLS TROUBLE CITY'S I Council Hears of Threat oi Court Action, Ask Pay Others The oily council last 1. Heard preliminary report »( of Blyllievillc Writer company properties am! jiasscil "•solutions Instructing \\. j. n cr - rlu-; Company. Inc. of LilUe Rock to proceed with negotiations irilli Hubert K. .lohnslon, owner of Hie company lor iMissiuu- purchase l>y the city and Instructing City Attorney (toy E. Nelson lo notify Jotuistun ol' Hie city's intention to buy the plant. 2. Heard Mr. Nelson read notice from attorney for holders of certain city hospital ami city hall bonds (hat he would attempt, an Nov. 22. to obtain federal court order directing that all funds from city park bond issue levy ami city's general fund be inverted to payment on Hospital ana city hall bonds and fund deficit until brought up to date. 3. Asked ,1. V. Dales, tYrkansas- ftlissuri 1'on'er company district manager, to bear patiently until city could obtain funds to meet its $2,HtH.K8 delinquent:)- on its light and power bilk. 4. Listened, ivilli varying reactions, to Mayor Marlon Williams' suggestion that the city seek relief from its ?400 per year, five-year municipal airport lease which expires in February, IBS. 1 ). 5. I'assea resolution authorizing reconveyance- to Blylhev'Ule . WO T man's club trustees of woman's club building, previously conveyed to cily in order lo olilain IVPA work on structure. Romance Goes Too Slowly SAN JOSE, Cal. (UP)—Harry A. Dimlap has drawn the first fine in this county for driving too slowly. On a street where the speed limit is 25 miles an hour. Dimlap was Paced with a dilemma that so rcquently vexes the average family — financial worries — Blythcville's city council fun-owed Us collective brow and figuratvely ran exploring Ingers through Its greying hair asl night while it listened lo the preliminary recommendations of agents who suggested one way to help balance the municipal budget. Representatives of W. J. Herrinz Company, Inc., Lilt lie Rock bond an:l investment house, told the council of iLs preliminary survey of the Dlytheville Water company and suggested that the city could save at least its $5.000 yearly hydrant, rental, less privilege tax ol about $500, if it purchased the water plant and system by means of a self liquidating revenue bond issue. • At the request of the Investment house representatives the council passed resolutions authorizing the LIttlw Pock firm to proceed with negotiations by asking Robert K. Johnston, owner of the plant, to make n sale proposal and Instruct- in» City Attorney Roy E. Nelson to notify Johnston of the city's inteu- — -....- M «,. ..i*.,,, ajuiuu^i kvii.^ ijuiuy UUIIILMUU Ul Lllc Cllv S 1IHC11- idling along «ith his best girl at 8 lion to purchase under state stat- miles an hour, thereby slowing up lutes, mtticularly .111 act of Ihe 1037 traffic, it cost him $1.' careful not to commit themselves legislature, providing lor such ac tion. Mr. K. W. LcFcvcr. engineer for j the city's agents, said h c had placed a very tentative estimate of $2-i8.936 on value of the water pliint and system. He said that, if the plant was purchased it would pay itself out In 30 years with bonds based solely on revenue,.He said the city could save its heavy outlay for water for municipal purposes annually by the purchase from the state and would likely realize a nice profit from expansion. Water System Appraised Alderman Loy H. Welch inquired as to how long thn city's contract making the Little Bock firm Its sole agent for buying the plant would Sewing Circle's War Work that he could assure the council that if tlic deal was not consum- wlll have her daughter recite "Mary Had a Little Lamb" for him and when the mother asks-him if he roesn't think little Barbara Ann should be in pictures, lie has'tn be awfully careful about what he says. would withdraw from negotiations. He warned the council that the city once had the opportunity to buy the plant for about $100.000 a number of years ago and then later for $140,000 but did not take ad- has made an 1 ^ mama will hound him lo death lo give litlle Barbara Ann a chance. , vantage of the He said I see it Faris Simon, local realty agent and business man. asked that the imlt be a We to , rt . better in anything-. Finally the boy gonna tell me to take her and Before the firm's representatives reported on the water piahl proposal the council heard Mr. Nelson read a letter from Wallace Townsend, attorney for holders of city hall and city hospital bonds, noti- .(ConUiuied ou Page Thrra) 'A s itch in time will .save you from nine whirrs of uas" ,„ Ule rc . vise dproverb ol Japanese Sl; wln« circles, lv t Jerc the- , a( ,f cs h ilve i u ,, lc(l from making guest towels to the g,-| m ia sk of scw)11( , eas n , Mks fol . use In their homis in event of enemy nlr raid;. One of the home guards above is being lilted with her homemade gas, jreat Britain, France, U. S. Try to Salvage Something From Conference BRUSSELS, Nov. 10 (UP) — jjeat Britain, Franco and the United 'SVates-'-cofl'jjeratlve- clos?!;,-, Behind the scenes today In an effort to salvage something from !he deadlocked nine power cou- 'erence on the far east and persuade Japan lo enter peace negotiations, A brief meeting of the confcr- ;nce which adjourned until to- norroiv, served as a screen for Important private conversnllons among the three powers. Norman H. Davis of the United Slates, Foreign Secretary Anthony D. Eden of Britain and Foreign Minister Yvnh Delbos of France were In almost constant, conlacl during Ihc day. Diplomatic sources said Japan nay reject the conferences metll- ition proposals because of Russia's nsistance on participating in the icgollations. Clifton H. Scott Will Talk On Problem of "New Ground" Fanner York Cotton NEW YORK, Nov. 10 (UP) — Cotton closed steady. open high low close 187 793 185 786 190 705 800 8<M Clifton H. Scolt of Little Rock, formerly federal court receiver for • -o/nlnage District. No, 17. >ill explain details of a plan for obtaining an adequate base acreage apportionment for farmers in the various "new ground" areas in Mississippi county at a meeting Thursday nliht at Manila. . Mr. Scolt will go to Manila almost dlreclly from Washington where he has conferred with government officials relative to changes In Ihe proposed rigid program which would pracllcally Ignore Hie critical problem of farmers on land recently put Into cultivation. Farmers on sonic 28.000 acres of newly cultivated lands In Drainage DIst. No. 17, Drainage Dlst. No. 1C and No. 0 district and In the Mll- llffan Ridge. Gosiiell, cnlumet and Dyess sections may be forced lo abandon their land holdings if no provision for a base acreage ap]H>r- tionnient for "new ground" land is made in the cotton control program adopted by congress, observers say. Farmers in the affected areas are urged to attend the Manila meeting, U is staled. Commander Asks Gunners To Desist, Crew Takes lo Cover SHANGHAI. Npv. 10 (UP)—M«- riilne gnu bullets rained on the decks of the ilallnn orul.ier. Mon- tccuccoll, lonlulit us Chinese ami Japanese uiinncrs ciiKiijjcd In a duel off Ihc Nanlao bund, along Hie Whnngpoo river, A commander of the Italian warship mounted a loud speaker and demanded that the firing cease but tho. protest, went unheeded and tlic crew of (he cruiser was forced lo lake refuge below decks. The duel started when u Japanese gunbont opened up against heavy Chinese machine gun emplacements nt Nanlao, where n surrounded Chinese battnllon was making a last stand against complete domination of Shanghai by the Japanese. Terrorized Chinese refugees nnd Ileclng Iroops threw themselves at the barbed wire barricades of )hc | Frenclv concession, uoklng lo escape n merciless Japanese bani- bardmcnt. of the Nanlao Quarter. Deliberately Cut Selves Many Chinese soldiers deliberately cut themselves on tho wire, believing lliey had to .show wounds to gain admittance. Japanese shells shrieked over tho international settlement and the French concession from north aiid west Into the Nantoo quarter, which nestles between the French concession- and Him Whangpoo river. Japanese airplanes circled high over the United States cruiser Augusta- as they sel themselves for powoi; bombing dives. The Japanese were shelling Na- tao, where apparently up to 12,000 Chinese troops and militarized police remained as rear guards from tho Chapel-north railroad station quarler In north Shanghai and the Jessfleld park area In the western suburbs. Thus shells pa-ss'ed over the International area from two directions, Jan Mar May Jul Oct 8H 790 190 804 809 817 737 783 798 803 811 788 190 801 806 BI2 Spots closed steady at 801 up 1. VfJIJ OrtVflTKi rW/nn vctf vui.ans motion Dec Jan Mar NEW ORLEANS. Nov. 10 (UP) —Tlie cotton market loday continued its strength shown since the largest government crop forecast in history and closed one to five points higher. open high low close 799 805 190 79G 70S 796 796 730 Gel 802 807 809 818 808 813 815 823 801 807 809 818 son 807 811 819 Spots closed steady at 803, up 5. Livestock 10 EAST ST. LOUIS, 111., Nov. (UP)— Hogs: receipts, 7,500. Top. 9.25. Bulk sows. 8.00-8.40. Cattlei receipts, 4,500. Slaughter steers, 6.00-15.75. Mixed yearlings, heifers, G.OO- 8.00. Slaughter heifers, 5.50-1150. Beef cows, 5.00-6.00. Cutters S: low cutlers, 3,50-4.50. Chicago Wheat open high low clcse 833-8 89 1-4 88 3-8 89 1887-8 89 1-2 88 5-8 89 Chicago Corn open high low cl Dec. 563-8 56 3-4 ,56 5'. .„,„,„„,*.„ u} c May 50 59 1-4 C8 1-2 58 1-2 ning their wings. Handset Phone Charge In Tennessee Ended NASHVILLE, Tenn.. Nov. 10. (UP)—Tlic Tennessee Railroad and Public Utilities commission loday ordered discontinuance of the 15 cent fxlra chnrge per month of hand set telephones throughout the state. The order will take elfect January 1. More Hum $70.000 is expected to be saved telephone users of the state annually by the reduction. Shelby county telephone users may save as much as $25,000 of this amount and Nashville telephone consumers $15,000. Company representatives In a formal statement said they would not contest the order. Cooler Men Hurt In New Madrid Accident COOTER, Mo. Nov. 10—L. A. McCann, merchant, and I. O. En- nls, marshall. of here, were injured in n highway accident near New Madrid, Mo., late yesterday afternoon In which a 13-yer-old ! boy of New Madrid was killed and two others hurt. The driver of the car, McCann, has a gash on his head and Ennls lias an ankle injury, the extent of which has not been determined. McCnnn's car struck a pick-up truck, In which the youth killed and the two Injured were riding, when ihe truck turned off the highway onto a side road. Both machines were badly damaged. The name of the youth killed and those injured were not learned here. Ventilation of their homes Is accomplished by bee-s through fan- New York Tribunal Denies Injunction Sought to Prevent Discharge NEW YORK, Nov. 10 (UP)—Supreme Court justice Mitchell May upheld the validity of closed shop <i"-»pinents between employers and employes today in denying nppll-. cations of six employes for Injunctions to restrain transport companies from discharging thcffi for their failure to Join Die transport workers of America. The court, In one of the first Judicial rulings on this aspect of the closed shop question, held that New York labor unions arc exempt from ln"-s forbidding monopolies. The ruling said that such contracts "are consonance with the policy of the state as expressed by Its legislature." Stock Prices New Corn Estimate Is 2,651,393,000 Bushels WASHINGTON. Nov. 10 (UP)— The department of niii-tuultura estimated 1D37 corn production today nt 2,1151,393,000 bushels, the Inrgcst slnca 1032, The yield per jtcre was pslinnited at M bushels Compared with 16.D bushels Insl year, nnd iho 11W3-1932 average of 28.-I bushels. The department HOW fonncr.1 >inrvc«tttl OG.- 1-10.000 acres of the " ucres plan led. Committee Hears Specific Reports Against Various Corporation Taxes WASHINGTON, Nov. 10. (UP) —The housi) ways nnd menus tux still-committee today iilscitsscd with treasury oiridnl.f nine specific complaints by business against. Ihc undistributed profits tax but reached no conclusions on amending the law, Chilli-man Fred M. Vlnson (Dem. Ky.) said Ihc committee spent the morning In round table l > discussion of typical cases Involving the fallowing situations: Debt ridden corporation!!, corporations with Impaired capital expenditures (or business expansion, new corporations, Inventory problems, forgiveness ot Indebtedness, disallowance of capital losses, dividend-) paid shortly after the taxable year deficiency nnd refund problems. • Rains Will Be Iiiterruptec Over Entire State Tonight LITTLE HOCK, Nov. 10. UP)— Incessant, rains over the stale during the past three days were expected to be Interrupted tonight by a short cold spell, according lo the federal weather bureau. nntns, which have been continuous since Monday, have swollen mast small streams, nearly to their banks, and In many places In the western section of the state water from crcck.i has covered parts of highways. Henvlasl "rcclpltnllon in Ihe past 24 hours was retried at Camdcn where there was 4,2 inches of rainfall. Arkadclphlu reported precipitation of 3.02 inches nnd Fort Smith, 2.GI niches. Toilny's rains, though general, were heaviest In the central portion of the state, extending east to Helena, where rain of 2,24 inches was recorded for the past 12 hours. The weather bureau said Little Rock has ha da rainfall of 1.30 Inches since yesterday. A drop in temperature—17 degrees—was forecast for tonight by the weather bureau. NEW YORK, Nov. 10 (UP) — Washington's efforts to stem business recession reacted favorably on the -stock market today. Price rose one to more than three points In the main list. Some issues rose six points or more »nd volume Increased. Bonds Improved and most commodities were higher. A. T. & T 151 1-4 Anaconda Cop 30 1-4 AS.SOC. D. 0 10 Beth, steel S3 Boeing Air 24 3-8 Chrysler 71 1-2 Cities Service 23-8 Coca Cola 123 ! Gen. Hec 43 Gen. Mot 41 3-8 Int. Harvest 68 Montgomery Ward 40 1-2 N. Y. Central 20 7-8 Packard . 53-4 Phillips Pet 45 3-8 Radio 81-8 Schenly Disl 2S 1-4 Simmons 23 5-8 Socony \'nc 183-8 Std. Oil N. J 60 1-2 Texas Corp 43 5-8 U. S. Smelt 66 U. S. Steel 60 Treasure In Library SYRACUSE. N. y. <UP>—Unltcfi Slates paper currency of 50 years ago, ranging In denomination from fifty cents to three cents, was discovered pressed between the pages of several old volumes presented to the White Branch Library here. Swimmer at 87 CINCINNATI. O. (UP)-Al Fuhrman of Fort Thomas. Ky., observed his 87th birthday anniversary recently by swimming three times the 60-yard length of a Cincinnati pool. J°_'N DID YOU KNOW RED(TRDSS that the American Red Cros; spent almost $200,000.00 In Mississippi Counly in the 1937. flood but that it sent the National Chapter only $600.00 from the 1936 Roll Call Drive? Gigantic Parade To Be Staged; Other Events Are Planned Jf old man wcitllior performs according to prediction, nut! the forecast Is "fulr i\ml colder", thousands of people an: expected to participate In thu annual Armistice Day celebration here. This celebration, which will Include varied eniorlaln- ment from 10:30 o'clock In tho morning until after the dance that i"gHt, Is sixmsorcd uy the Dud Cnson post of the American Legion with Floyd A. White chairman of Ihe niicclal commltlco. Ruin during the past three days luis fnlicit.(o dampen lh c ciithusj- nsm of those \vlio will participate and with (he weather man's ari- noiincemeiil ot no rain tomorrow, work was gclim forward^today on tho many floats which will com- wtc for tho substantial cash prizes olfered, ; Change In Instructions A silRlil change has boon made in' the Instructions for the parade, tic-cause of the rain. All cars, trucks nnd floats will assemble on Dougan nnd Davis avenues, fnclnit south so H to conic out on Franklin street. All commercial cars will assemble south of Ma|tj,slrect on Ensl Ash,' Cherry and South Ixike streets. The Olrl Scouts will form on East Walnut, street taclnt; Franklin street. All inarching mills will, form in trout of the Dr. Pepper plant All 'muds will a*scmble In the yard of the hospital. The hands from visiting towns In this section will open the celebration nt 10;30 o'clock with concerts on th<j down town -streets The first formal ptut of the program will ljei?lii, at n o clock with (lie zero ho.ur sahilc Immediately in- , towing (he snluto, there will be slng"- Intr contests at Hie cily RUdltorlum, followed by a brief address by D. L. Ford, .ittito commissioner of revenues. : Band Concerts at Noon Band concerts will be given from. '2 o'clock until 1:30 In the down town section nt the same time tlicri. will bis a machine gun demonstration. . The local chapter of the D. A. R, will dedicate a memorial to (lie pioneers of Mississippi county in front of the postoffice al one o'clock. ^ Hie parade \vlll assemble at 1:30 o'clock nml move forward exactly at two o'clock when daytime fire-works will herald Its approach. Seven bands in gay uniforms, scores or floats, decorated cars and commercial displays, marching Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Cubs, members of Company' M, the local unit of the National Guard, and vlslling ?ueste of honor will make up the colorful parade, which is expected to be one of the most outstanding parades ever given In this section. Ends nt Haley Field The parade will end at Haley field al five minutes before three o'clock when some more daytime Ircworks will be shot through the nlr bcf<we the kick-off for the Searcy-Blythevlllo football game. Immediately after the game there will hc the annual conference of tlic Fifth District of the American Legion, at (lie hut, with Dr. L. H. McDanlcl of Tyronzn, district commander, presiding. Talks will be made by R. w. Sisson, state department commander, ' and Bert Prcsson, state adjutant. Tlic night program Includes wrestling and boxing matches, at •he legion's arena, beginning- at eight o'clock, and the dance at tho -Ity auditorium, which begins, at ten o'clock. In addition to these attractions 'here will be special motion pictures throughout the day at the theaters. Small Damage In Blaze At Meyers Brothers Gin : A small amount of cotton was damaged by fire yesterday afternoon when a blaze started In tho cotton house of the Meyers Bros, gin on South Elm street. Employes and firemen extinguished tlic flames before they spread. Tlie fire occurred about four o'clock. WEATHER Arkansas—Generally fair, prewd- 'd by rain in northeast portion. Colder tonight. Thursday fair and "older in east and south portions. Memphis and vicinity—Pair and somewhat colder tonight. Lowest temperature 64 to 56. Thursday fair and somen-hat colder. The maximum temperature here yesterday was 63, minimum 51, cloudy, with .85 of an Inch rainfall, according to Samuel F. Norrls, onl- cial weather observer.

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