The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 6, 1935 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 6, 1935
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Served by United Press THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP HOHTHBA ST ARKANSAS AND VOL. XXXI-NO. 800 Blythcvllle Courier niyiheville Dally News ~ ! ~—~~ • ^•'thevlllo Herald Mississippi Valley Leader Kl'YTHUVIU.K, ARKANSAS, WKVJNKSIM Y, MAUCfl (i 1!)' : HOME EDITION i)3B SINGl,E COPIES FIVE CENTS Hampton Charges Theft of Road Commission LITTLE HOCK, Mar. 0 (Ul>>_ Tim mysterious cILsnupriu'imcit from (lie house' or I'cpt't'sc'niiillvt'.s to- iy of ihc Ournor lilll creating i">w highway commission ul members caused gi'iimd cnn- ilcrimlloll. Hep, KiiKone Hninpion, of ' comity, who the bill In Federal Relief Load Readies All Time Peak Heads D. A. R. ''Rebel'Ticket cm raj OFFICE Loss Is Discovered When Officer Returns From Lunch. A daring thief, apparently carrying out a care-fully laid plan, entered the ofiicc ol Ross Beavers, city clerk, while the latter was away, during (he noon-hour today untl forced open 11 cash drawer, escaping with $202 in currency. The unusually bold theft occurred while the city hall was practically ... deserted by employes, who were away from the building Miring Ihe lunch hour. Ed Anderson, (ire truck driver and police desk sergeant, was on duty In the five station, in the rear of Ihe city hall. A man and woman, awaiting the return of Frank Whitworth, municipal court clerk, were iittiug in an office adjoining Beavers' office.. A door between the two cfHees was locked. Finds Cash Drawer Open Mr. Beavers returned to his office about i o'clock and two men entered with him to pay city license fees. As Beavers turned toward the : metal counter of his office he noticed that the cash drawer was open. Investigating, he discovered that the drawer had been, farced open, apparently with a • screwdriver, thfi mark of an instrument shpwhiif plainly on the edge of the host.'/. Beavers immediately iA'irlaf jUl;do(£s.tb the'ofnc(> and dfc- J^ covered that n door opening into a corridor on the west side of the oflice was not latched, a turn of the fcnoi from outside opening the door. Mr. Beavers and investigating' officers believed that someone .familiar with the office pe.rpotrated the llieft. Be.avsh--said"'lje\\vas?cerlaifl' that .the; latch was closed oh f^e west..corridor door Vjlien.he opined the office' eally this morning, fit Appeared thiit.'sonieotie had.slipped the latch off during the morning with Ihe intention of entering lnroii'"h Ihe' door later.- . • Drawer Forced Open While the cash drawer had been locked it was plain that it had been 'forced open, a blunt instrument applied with pressure causing the lock latch to siip beneath the -'metal counter base and allow the drawer lo pull free. : The thief left a check In the drawer and. several -Elytlisviile 'relief scrip certificates and even dis- da'.ned to take a small amount' of -'case change in the drawer. Questioned by officers, the man and woman who were awaiting the leturn of the municipal court clerk in his office said that they had heard someone in [he city clerk's office during the noon hour'but had thought nothing of it. The west rloor of the clerk's office cannot b; viewed from the fire stat.'on, where Anderson was biLsy. because a corridor wall obstructs a view from the rear of the hall. The south or front door of tr.e clerk's office is k directly in the line of view [rom BI fronth to rear of the hall. Veteran of Union Army Dies in Pemiscot County CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo.-Fimer- til services for Zachary T. Hopkins 89. which W crc held Sunday after';° 0 " % '^ Pascola Baptist church. Mr, Taylor wa s one of t|j e two surviving Civil war veterans in Pemiscpt county. H C wo,, born n Coniralia. 111.. August 11. UM", H" I'ad been a resident of this stale nearly halt a century. He was a private in company B llllh Rrglmcnl. and Company D' 48th Regiment. Illinois Volunteer Infantry, • serving two years, and being mustered out with an honor able discharge at Little Rock Ark August 8, 1865. A full military funeral was Recorded him, with the nring scl uad «i«I busier of Missouri National Guard Company c of Haytl taking part. Surviving ore his wife, Mrs. Nan- c y."°P kins - n «> children, 29 grand- Pantoil Bears KNOXVII.LE, Tenn. (UP)-Rcsl- dents here awoke one morning re cciitly lo find statues of two huge polar bears In a pll btj c 5qllarc wearing pants and bright red i;ecktles. It was the work of University of Tennessee stutfcnU;. WASHINGTON, Mar. 0 (UP) — Federal relief rolls (oday lopped the 22,000.000 mark, an all time peak. Cost of supplying, 5,400,000 families, averaging four persons, to the group, mid 775,000 Individuals —a total of '>2.3SO,000 needy—with food nnd clothing, reached S3- GOO.OOO a <tay. Administration Harry Hopkins with $20,200.000 on hand to ctire for one sixth of the nation's population after March 5. took drastic, action to conserve his ebblnr funds. CUT.OFF BELIEF Suspension of Federal Aid Affects All But Rural Rehabilitation' Cases. r» Suspension of the relief pro- iram in Arkansas as a result of failure of the Federal Emergency Relief Administration to allocate- funds to this state for the month of March resulted in th; cutting off of aid from more lhaii 1,000 Mississippi county families. There were 1.263 active cases on ;he relief rolls in this county for :he week ending March •>' ac- :ordjng to B. N. Wilson, county relief administrator. Of these r>3 ivere rural rehabilitation case.'; not - vet , nrlcctccl by the suspension.:^e reiitainmg 1,140 have received no -cdsli or merchandise orders iince March 1 and will receive none until such time ns allotment s ; made to this' state. Distribution : ot food from PERA commodity warehouses is contlnuin- however, and will continue as Ions' *s. supplies are avatjab/le ,-With farm work o6e"^g-'uti amb with the government {fleet; neap-' Osceoln scheduled to"'resume-operations in about two" weeks a substantial number of : those cut off from relief will probably be able to find employment, Mr. Wilson said. He pointed out that last summer the relief load in this county reached a low of 500 cases Those dropped from relief with some erccptions. he said are trained for nothing except day la- tor. For the most part thev icprescnt that part of the county s population least equipped to Obtain and hold regular emplo'.'- ment. . " Mr. Wilson's report for the last week of February showed ,tlic following distribution of relldf client; in tins county: direct relief 480 iBlyt heville. m; osccola 139 Mania. 101): work relief. 051 (Blvl heville 28 3: osceota. 318; Man•2; h ; ™ rai rel '»WIitntlon; IK (Blythcvllle. 2; Oscenla. 110- kian- R- { X''~\ CM - I ' 263 'Blj'tlieville 48 Osceola, 587; Manila, 228t The Osceola figures cover 'in general, the Osceola district of'the county the Blythevillc figure' cover he part of the Chickasawba district cast of Big i,akc, and the Manila figures cover Neal am , B |g -_nke townships. Rural rehabilitation cases from all parts of the county with a few exceptions lave been p lace d on the rehabllil talion farms near Marie. Memphis Power Company Fights Pending Bills MEMPHIS, Mnr.~S (UP>-O/Iic- cials of the Memphis 'Power and Light company frankly admitted today they were coiiriiictliiE a campaign-to secure' tiefeat of (we pendirig congrc«ional bills to reir- ulalc and cvpntimlly dissolve i'ti!- Hy holding companies. Employes of the local utilit,- arc making „ ihorouffh cnnvns of lh,1 community, nuking icitiz-,,' = sign petitions mid write Idlers to congressmen in \vnsljiii"- on. requesting defeat of the bill's H was said tociny. Nashville Claims South's Biggest Bell NASHVILlE. Teim. IVP) — Tlic bl ?gest bell in the south peals n weekly invitation for Naslwilians to attend Ihe First Prrabvtcrian Church. It welglis 4,103 pounds and is four feet, 10 inches in diameter. Inscribed on the bell Is: "Presented to the First Presbyterian Church, Nashville, Tennessee, by Mrs. Adellela AcUcn, June 1, 18Q7." Government Musters Forces for'General Attack on 'Revolutionists. ATHENS, Greece, Mar. C (UP) — Thirty yovcminent nil-planes attacked the rebel naval barracks at Cavalla today with tombs and machine guns. Inhabitants hid themselves terror. The extent of the casualties was not revealed. Airplanes also attacked the rebel armies in the Held pending a general attack which was-expected to start momentarily. Three government warships arrived at Saloniea. Tim population received them witii enthusiasm. ! Two concentration camps for rebels were established nt Sparta and Tripotis. Services at Jonesboro for ].. A. Wimberley Funeral services were held at Jonesboro tin's afternoon for I. A. Wimberley, 62. who died suddenly Monday following a stroke -of paralysis. Mr. Wimberley lived at Huffman, near this city, until 1>? moved to Jonesboro several years ago. He is survived by seven sons, two daughters, several grand children and three sisters, Mrs. J. T. Bnickin of this city, Mrs. J. T. Walker of Huffman, nm j Mrs. J. B. Copeland of cooler. Mo.- : •-.- " . '.j.,- Law Schools Invited • To Students' Conference PHILADELPHIA <UP)-Studcnls and faculty members of 31 law schoojs have teen invited lo -attend an Eastern law stmlerits Conference at the University of Pennsylvania on March 0 and 10. .ay,' schools to which invitations were sent were located in Connecticut, New York. Mew Jersey, Pennsylvania. Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia MEMPHIS. Tenn. (UP)-Henry Ford. G5-voar-old Negro, failed to convince a court here that corn whisky was a tonic "he needed to keep a-going." A fit,, of $25 was imposed. Roosevelt's Inclicalion tikit Devaluation Is in Order, . Brings Action. j WASHINGTON. Mar. 6. (UP>~' President Roosevelt feels there should be further adjustment te-, •twecn tlie dollar and the nation's! debt structure, bu isuggcslions that' he contemplates further devalua- i tion arc absolutely unfounded, the White House said today. Gnus Down NEW YORK. March. 6. (UP)— The American dollar plunged to lower depths today when PresUlent Roosevelt indicated that Ihe dollar was not yet low enough In relation to the <tebts of the nation. FLASHES HAS tiVimJN'ct:, SAYS nui-.v WASHINGTON—Senator Hiiey I'. Long, (Dem., La.t asserted in a letter frail in lln; Semite tctiay that hiV cffurls tn mist 1'csliniiitcr (Iriicnl Jiime.s A. Farley would In- backed by evidence relating lu ilnuui'ial 011- cr.ilions anil inaikct manipulations. GIRL'S DOCTORS OI'UMISTIC FA I.I, IttVRU, Mass.—Doctors .•:tk-iidiiuT Allci! Jane Mrllcnry Val'l totLiy they \vcre more op- - ;umfeiic.: fnr. her- recovery. HIII.H . at any time rfncc'siie tindc'fwciit (he k d:n:ffcrous operation that ligfitc'd her'upside down stomach. FAVOR "PINK SI.ll'" iii:sot,UTro,v WASHINGTON — The house ways and menus committee lo- O.iyf favoraoly, , I'eiicrtccl. (lie Doughton resolution for 'repeal of ihc Income tux pyliHcity KL-C- tion of (lie revenue act. Speaker Joseph VV. Hyrncs l:aicl the "iiink slip" repeal rcs- clulion ii- c :;I(i i, c given right of way in Ihc house and priihalily wctild lie' considered alu-ad of the snldicr iioniis- hill. PORT CLINTON, O. (UP) — Stamp collector*, nationwide, have wrlttsn the post office at D.inbury, near here, asking for cancellations before the office is discontinued. l.cadhiK « rolii'llion "rcil Iwllllli;" In the I>. A. li., Mis. Flora Myers (llUrnllni!, almvc. or ClialtiinoiiKii, Ti'tlu., is ;i vnuilliln.lo for lh<> linwl- deiu-y on an insurKcril llcket, «]'l«>si;is! Mr.<. Willliini A. llU'knr of .Summit, N. .1., lor whom « clear licit! had been forecasl. Mrs. (lilloiillno Is 'iKlUinx on a i.l:ilfn! in of lol- cvain-o in liQlii^fs. Vinsosi -Bill.- WASHINGTON, Mar. 0 ;(UP)— The house-,ways and mean. 1 !, committee voted today, M to 11, to report favorably Ihc Vinson-Amcr- ican Legion, nnti-infiatloh soldier bonus bill. The committee, in adopting the Vinson bill ' instead of the $2,- Oi5,COO,000 Palmnn currency Inflation measure, thrust Ihe question of currency lunation for bonus payments directly before I h c house, which may choose between she two proposals when the measure is brought up later thu week or early next week. WHITS1TT5 SHOP President Rooscvcll Pays High Tn'bulc lo Di'slin- guishcc! Jurisl. WASIIINC1TON, Mm-. 0 (UP)— I'rcsi.-li'iit Roosevelt led tin- nation In uioiiriilni.' lodny for Oliver Wen- di'll Holmes, retired Justice ol Ihc supremo court, who died loduy af- ler 11 long life-lime of scrcta; lo thn .stale. The supreme court. Its memlicr- shlp visibly saddened and shaken; rcci-&si.'rt tociny as a mark of trlbule. Tlie beloved old man—"Mr. Justice Holmes"—of ijjtnWe social docl rim's expressed In n series of court opinions (hut | ln d no parallel In America's history died ut 2:10 A. M. today. Ills death was n signal for an outpouring of tributes mid oiilogijs such as ordinarily are reserved only for presidents, kings or emperors. 1'rfstilcnl 1'ays Tribute. The president said: "Oliver Wendell Holmes, n.s- sociate jusiice of the supreme court of (he United Slates, retired has left us, "The nation has lost one of Its first eitlwns. "We cannot minimize HID grief of Ills passing but we can find solace in the thought that he.was with us for so long. His, was n life of rare distinction; soldier, EVholnr, mil nor. teacher, jurist mid gnllant gentleman, ho personlfh'd throughout ills long career the'fin- est American tradition. "Endowed with a keen and'pierc- ing Inlcllcct which was mellowed by kindly humor and undorstaml- i»i;, he had n | flcent inlluencc upon . tile nation '.••imbued wllh n high sensa tion of funds, iwcased opjionenls of "inirloliilng" (he original copy of the measure | u prevent |( s •am- Slice. "The purpose- of tlie gentleman who look this bill is dcfculod," Hampton declared, "My wife wus smart enough to propose n oopy of the orlilinl when , I amen V° V ' J ' M ' P " lrc " ">"'«ile<l to- monl.s »™ n, (; ,o«',l. "!n," o y n^C''^m'* '.TV™ Slllt1y of c«n tie nsvrt instead of the «,°l. llVLl"?:!!. '»».. Which passed ll.c liml." cm •yesterday iiini-mlrd p r • 11 r ri-fwncc' lo alloca- uOVeVHOr lllllinatCS [ Ic Is Prospective .Dealers f /\!ready Are Negotiating for Locations. Several retail whisky stores will probably open In uiylhevllle wllh- In u tew hours after sale of liquor Is legalized in Arkansas, when and If the governor signs the Thorn bill, which now awaits only his signature to become n imv. Already tentative negotiations have been underway for tho renting of cei-tnin desirable locations In the business district. Most of tlie rumors concerning possible llmior store operators hnve been linker! with men whose names have been connected, at last Indirectly, with liquor over n period of many.years. ! ' - .Whllu. city officials hay's ,npt TTta. milted themselves and prob.iblyjidll have Hide to say until a certified copy of the Thorn net Ls received here, there Is a general belief liint Hie city will impose a license fee on liquor dispensers, possibly In a — «.j uunivi <uiu imuersionu- "M.wi ^nojji.-iia\:itt, jKxiamiy m a he had iv powerful and bcnc- s P cc tal session before next week's t i.,n, ,.,„,". - ....... "- •• regular,, monthly meeting. ' act' could not . . 'be enforced and 'that the govei , . $tioul'd the 'Thorn measure -ac ,- luiilly- become' n law, as appears ill- promise Ilial he would call a spec- liquor prohibited here, as provide ship for many years. Our sor row in lits passing is great." Dit-s Peacefully Death came to thu justice after a brave but futile battle against great enemy ol' the aged pneumonia. Holmes was almost on the ere of his D4tli birthday He will be burled with all honor on that anniversary Friday. Prom the start there hope his gallant could ti-iihstiind Hie disease. Yet for a iveek appeared little THE Tn^o WHirsirri SHOP RUM ev MISS BELLE i R6CKOM ro - \ wHiTsnrr is ONE OF THE FINEST LADIES SHOP BETTER PA<SS SIN THIS PART OF THE STATE. SHE CARRIES SUCH BLVTHEVILLE-THEY)P. U T ST ^ MO|NG LlNES A5 GOLO STRlRE HOSIERY LOOK ° but feeble body Ihe onslaught of ,, • -- carried on the fight u-itfi courage. Only 12 hours from tile end did he sink Into coma. Tho end vrns peaceful. Funeral services will be at All Souls Unitarian church. Burial will l» In Arlington cemetery wllh military honors-a tribute to Holmes' proudest title of -colonel." won uv lighting through the civil war dc- fplte Ihrce wounds. Disciple of Emerson It would take a close student of history and tlie works of tlie two men to tell how tar the one Influenced the oilier, but of Holmes' admiration for Emerson there was no Often after one of Emerson's famous lectures. Holmes would hum- around to tlie side door in the hop' of accompanying Emerson a part of his way homeward. The elder was semrttmes a critic of young- Holmes literary style Once, commenting on a criticism" of Plato winch Holmes had written Emerson commented "\vh-n you' shoot at n king you must aim at his heart." The criticism stuck long memory. !te loved to repeat It. Young Holmes, too, no doubt gained much of hi., literary slylc from his father, poet-essayist and author of "The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table." in his youth he also wrote poetry. It was never published: All his writing was confined to the law u-licrc, no doubt, it has had a greater Influence on the lives of men .wholly unaware of its influence at all. than the writings of his famous father. Nurtured In the Cultured life of Boston when Boston culture was most virile. Holmes, nevertheless (Continued on Page 3) - . ----- ..*•*., ..j lylvt.u^H for In the. Thorn measure, has been made by any group or organization Whether such an effort will be made Is not known. Court Order Stays Kennctt Light Plant KENNETT. Mo.^Tudge C. B.'par- is has granted n stay order restraining for IS days 'the city of Kennclt from proceeding with construction on the proiwsed municipal power plant, «-|i|l e the Arkansas-Missouri Power company flics an application In tlic United "stat-s circuit court of appeals, asking permission to give a bond pending a hearing on the power company's appeal. The granting of this stay order may postpone the construction of Kennctt 's light plant for six months unlil the appeal can be heard. . H. Rauls, 62, Dfes at Home Near Leachville LEACH VILLiTTrk.-^J. H. (Henry) Rants, S'2, died Monday at Ills Iioiiic five miles north of Lench- vilie. Funeral services were held at inc church in Horner.svillc Mo.. Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock'; au 1 « R ""' S 1CaVCS hls wife ' tw '°' DBEr.'n?, MO., and Miss mm^j'ea"! Hauls, Loachville; two sons Russell and othal, both of I^achville two sislers, Mr.'}. John fflllhu atid'lfi^ Lena Hauls, both of Horacrsvillc, As Yet Uncertain If He Will Sign Measure. i.rrn.K ROOK, Mar. O'XDPJ— 'galjzcd liquor for Arkansas w lll bo delayed nt least anothei day, Oov. J. M. Pulroll indicated to- late yesterday. His office was crowded today with people who sought to Influence lilm to sign or veto the measure. Harly In 'tlie session Governor Futrell said he would . iv Iliiuoi- 1 bill if the Icglsla- lun; Would pass It but suggested Hint It contain a state stoic- clause The .bill,' passed by. the house Feb. 21 by a vote of 61 to ',a, was passed by tho senate shortly before 0 yesterday afternoon, 19 lo 15, and the emergency clause was adopted 24 to 11. Thorn's measure provides foi 11- ciTOlng Coalers' and package sale? Rcvcmio from [In; ulll would go Into n general revenue fund to old age pensions and to common schools. When llic Thorn bill was handed him tlic governor said "1 am going to study the bill and then make up my mind If It Is thu cm: i want." r Hu fin-cement lllll Vails While the state Waited for the governor to act on tho Thorn measure tlie 'house defeated n bill to enforce state laws against gambling and' tTic Illegal manu- fncture;-mid sale of lnto\lcattng , liquoiy 3_4 to 53. Ferguson, of) Searoy ' V. . oec, eo«, the 'house, warned that Ilia "governor will not sign the Thorn bill unless this bill Is passed " There was another warning from Rep. H. a. Thomas, -of -Hot Springs . . . , s county, that without the enforc- ' , ing .law . tho tion by Campbell to create a uni cnmeral Icalsiature. It failed 38 to 5i. Exemption of reporters from revealing sources of information was'- refused by the house today ln~ defeating a bill by Rep. Garlcton Harris, of Pine Bluff. 28 to 46. Rep. Ben Carter, of Texarkana, protested the '-measure would exempt reporters from telling 'confessions of criminals In cases'where newsmen got the statement before officers arrived. Harris advising defended his measure, that similar protection was given lawyers and doctors. Sal-s Tax Vole Near A vole on the Hall 2 per cent sales las was forecast for ' late today by informed representatives Several leeislators indicated a preference for the sales ta\ over the luxury va>14; recommended yesterday by Governor Futrell. However, romparatively few legislators would commit themselves on Ihc omnibus ulll, taxing some 17 so-called "luxuries." One senator made a rather secretive visit today to a high state official's office to confer on the luxury levy- There U a noted Indisposition (o take a sland on the omnibus measure until the senators and representatives get reports on' the bill's rcceplion "buck home." , svc, e brothers. Joe and Peter Hauls both of Le.-icbviilo, and Fred. Tom and Waller Raids, of Horn»r?vi ' Burial was at cemetery. Hornersville New Land OGDE.N-, UMh (UP)-rn draining I 4.2^0 cci-es of land, as a mosquito abatement project, Weber County d'scovered that, after the irorfc liad been completed, 3000 acres could bs farmed. All rodent pests automatically disappeared and Irritation systems were greatly protected. ' Dental Display HALEIGH. N. c. ajP)-R Cpre . "" " Clyde Bowie of Ashe scntatlvc county lost his false teeth. In the midst of a vigorous deb.ile on .the floor of the house ol the North Carolina general' assembly. MANSFIELD, o. (UP'). —Two,-car-old Robert Caufmnn dlcy of bcriy bums suffered when he fell nto a tub of scalding water in the iltclicn of his parents' homo near WEATHER ARKANSAS — olcudy, thuncjer- 'howcre,.cold wave tonight. Thursday cloudy, colder. Memphis and Vidlnlty—Rain and colder tonight. Much colder Thursday aiid Thursday night wltll freezing temperature. Tlis maximum temperature lier« yesterday was 78, minimum 54, clear, according to Samuel F! Korris, official iveather

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