The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 22, 1935 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 22, 1935
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•I f« -*f .•H'lau-!, 1 Serve'd by United Press VOL. XXXII—NO. 5 THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NOBTHKA BT ARKANSAS AND NEWS i vi/. AA.ALI—INU. n ^.',. '"• """'" Hiyuievine uany news ,F,.Mr,-,r>., .,,,,. —— _ _ ;, . _j Blylheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLVi'IlRVILLK, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, MARCH ^2, 1935 , • •. -; T— '• -III— SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS BONU C INFLATION WINS HUGE MAJORITY FIRES REFUSE 10 ED TO HILT Steele Militiaman Jailed al Caruthersville Pending Inquiry. PAHAGOULD, Ark., March 22. (UP)—Miss Harriet Hasty, 35. of Paragould, died In a hospital here at noon today from a pistol wound allegedly Inflicted by Roy Blx- ler, Missouri national guardsman, last night while he patroled n levee on the St. Francis river. Miss Hasty was shot in the chest after she nnd her companion, Mack West, of Paragoulcl, continued,,on., after the guard, had ordered them to halt on Highway 25, just across the river in Missouri, which Is being guarded against levee dynamiters, authorities said. It wns reported the couple stopped their machine nnd then started off after the command to halt. Bixler was placed in jail at Caruthersville, Mo., pending nn investigation. He lives at Steele, Mo. ML SEEK CLERO OFFICE L.N.Mathis Receives Tern r porary Aopointment to - Succeed Ross Beavers.;e«-fpr-hV/fflc^'fo';mi. the city clerk's office for Ihe unex- pired tcrin of Ross Beavers', who died suddenly yesterday morning,' appeared certain today with"from 10 to a dozen possible candidates receiving mention. . .. . The council appointed L. N. Malliis, once cashier of the First National bank and recently a Red Cross investigator, to nil the office as temporary clork until Beavers' successor Is- elected April 2 and qualifies. It is understood that Math's will not be a candidate for the office and that his appointment was based on that consideration. All members of the council were present'• when Mayor Cecil Shane, opened the called session In the municipal courtroom at the city hall this morning. Mayor Shane asked that names of applicants for temporary clerk be submitted and only the names of S. Jiedel. and Mr. Malhts were definitely given. Others were mentioned but all who were present Indicated that they expected to make the, race for the office and did not care for the temporary appointment, indicating that they believed it would be n' handl-- cap because It would require them to stay In the office. Names of several not present were mentioned but it was suggested tliat uncertainty existed as to whether .they desired the temporary ap- 1 point men (i and they apparently were not considered. Mayor Shane asked the aldermen ff they wished to retire to a private room to make their decision and the nlderiiien accepted the invitation to use the mayor's office for their discussion. They were back in a few minutes, one of them suggested Matnis and all voted for him when the motion for his appointment was put. : The. council also adopted' n resolution expressing its sympathy for' the family of the deceased clerk and praising hj s efficiency and sincerity as a public official At the suggestion of Mayor Shane the council also voted n month's pay for the city clerk ($131.50)' to Mrs. Mattie Beavers widow of-. Mr. Beavers. "lycle Crosnoe, Stationed at Osceola, Is Drowned -Near Marked Tree. MARKED TREE. Ark. — Flood waters of the St. Fi-.incli river ate yesterday claimed the life of 31yde Crosnoe, assistant, United lates government fleet engineer, vhen his speedboat struck a snag' ind capsized as he was ; inspect- ng tlic progress of Ulc light to mve a threatened levee near here. Unable to swim, Crosnoe sank mmedlately but members of his )arty, including Junior Engineer Hays Qowan and Herman Mndole, drainage district engineer reached and. Recently Married The flood victim, who was 33 years of nge, had been in the em- )loy of the engineers since Sep- ember, 1326, He was recently marled to a former Memphis girl, Mary Lee Slallings, and was Hying at Osceola, where he was/In charge of Bank Protection Party No. 7. FVmeral services will, be held to- nprrq\ .Hope, Ark.' Blossoms Promise Heavy Fruit Yield A heavy yield of fruit this year Is indicated by .several blossom loaded branches brought lo Ihe Courier News office by J. s Ho- ean. He picked an 18-inch peach branch which had 25 blossoms on L,' l2 - In «h Mar branch with 50 blossoms, and another one, six inches longer, wllh 55 blossom's 130,052 Bales Ginned In Mississippi County Mississippi county's 1934 cottoi crop fell.about 11,000 bales short of thai of 1933, according lo Chester Danchower, Luxora, special representative of the census' bureau in this couniy. Mr. Danehower reports Hint 130,052 bales ginned and to be ginned in this county from Hie 1934 crop, .as compared with 141,28? bales from the crop of 1933. jerman Dictator Will State Position in Conference With Simon. BERLIN, Mar., 22 (UP) Germany. ' ''confident its position Is diplomatically dominant, will de- nand n bifger navy ns well as a big army and nlr force, it wns said on reliable authority todav. . The demand, it was said, will te made by Adolf Hitler in negotiations with Sir John Simon, Brilish foreign secretary, Monday and Tuesday. fc believed he was little disposed to make political concessions such as acceptance of an eastern European security treaty, a., pact of Danubian nations, or n 'needy return to the League of Nations. As regards the navy it was said Hitler would demand one one-third as large as Britain's. This would give Germany nboul 387.000 Ions ns aeainsl her present 150,000 and Prance's 555.000. He was expected to make It clear that Germany did not Intend lo build up to the demanded •strength .now. and construction alone would take several years His argument wns expected to be that Germany needed the ships for coast defense and that Ihey would be no menace. LEIIEE REACHES 1L Confident of Pcac-e PARIS, Mar. 22 (UP.)—France is confident that diplomatic efforts will prevent war. Foreign Minister Pierre Laval said todny in the chamber of deputies. Earlier (he chamber had been told that the German arms plan was n "declaration of war." "I am confident of the success of Inter-governmental efforts now In progress," Laval said, when he arose after speeches by radical deputies. The moon's maximum tempera- WEATHER ARKANSAS — Cloudy, probably showers in northwest portion tonight. Saturday mostly cloudy, warmer. Memphis and Vicinity—Partly eloudy tonight and Saturday. The maximum Icmperalure here yesterday was 75, minimum CO, cloudy with l.ll Inches of rain, according to Samuel P. Norrls, official weather observer. More Than an Inch of Rain Complicates Problem at Big Lake. As n result of rnln yesterday and tnsl nighl, which averaged more than an Inch over the Big " ike watershed, Hie fight to hold the Big Lake-Lille"River levees is entering upon its most critical phnse, John W. Meyer, engineer for Drainage District 17, said this nornlng. Wlillc the official prediclion of he army engineers ns lo (he ef- Tecl of the rain was not yet available, Mr. Meyer said thnt he did not look for any considerable further rise. Tlie clanger lies in (lie 'act thnt Die additional water will iiold the lake near its present level for n considerable time, solten- ng the levees and Increasing (he lossibility that they may give way unexpectedly. Every Precaution Taken The slage at the Highway 18 >rldge this morning wns 249.2, "n rise of a fifth of an inch in 24 lours. The rise was attributed almost entirely to the rsln, which amounted to 1.44 inches at the like. Some slight further rise appears in prospect. Rain at Bly- thcvillc was 1.1 j and at Bragg Mo., it was 1.15. Reports rom other points have not been eceived but the army engineers ollicc nt Memphis was" advised hat it averaged nn Inch or more >ver the Missouri territory drained by Big Lake.- The Missouri ditch's - s ]iad-been falling, however, ami thijf'raln -will' not cause n sharp rise at the, lake. "We have reenforced every weak spot that could be delected over he entire levee systcm,"jMr. Meyer said. "The dancer is' now that weaknesses may develop al unexpected spots as a result of long continued pressure of tile water igatnst the. levee." Cosl of Fight Mounts Patrols have been incrased and every precaution is being taken, fo facilitate speedy concentration )f men and materials wherever rouble may develop a telephone tne is-beim* strung alone the le- ree. A short wave radio lias been n use but it has been of limited •alue because it only has a radius of about five miles. Cost of the fight to hold the levee is reported mounting r.inidlv Early this week Drainage District army engineer, and the vere spending about $750 a «ay. Today the army engineers alone nre spending that much '"billing another $500 or"$600 dally and the PBRA Is continuing to spend, $250 a day. More men and more boats nnd other equipment have been pressed • into service Today there were predictions of additional rain in southeast Missour. But even with favorable weather conditions it will be some time before trie danger is over An indication of the slowness with winch the water at the lake will rise is furnished by the situation nt Homersville, where the slam has been practically stationary smce the crest was readied four says ago. , By United Press New flood warnings were Issued today for (hree Arkansas rivers by the United States weather bureau nt Memphis following heavy rains in their upper basinn. Trie .^warnings were issued for nine cities on the White. Pelit Jean and Arkansas rivers, although (lie new stages will not. be as high as recent crests. The White river will rise to a new stage of 23 feel at. Bates- vlllc tomorrow and to 30 feel at Newport by Monday. The river had fallen to 17.1 at Batesvllle before the new rainfall and to 27.4 at New|»rt after having crested at about 34 feet al the latter Tile stage will be 27 feet by to- ntghl nt Danville, on tho Pelit Jean. Flood stage is 20 feet. On Ihe Arkansas the stage will reach 22 feet at Little Rock by Sunday, one foot under flood stage. The rainfall late yesterday and last night was 2.2 Inches at Balesville, 2.76 at Newport, C.GO nt Danville and 7.34 al Dardnnelle. Pour hundred million fence posts arc used in the United States annvjally, Deputy Slienl'f Victim of R;wl '• By Bold Thieves Chicken thieves, who hnve liccn running wild In Mississippi comity (and probably everywhere 'else) for about two months, became downright bold last night when they visited the home of Arch Lindscy, well known deputy sheriff, just northeast of Blylheville and stole about 25 chickens: All they left Arch was three or four old hens nnd a rooster, his fellow officers said. Arch made n trip to Little Kock yesterday nnd didn't return until about l\vo o'clock this ino'rn- Ing. Whether Hie chickens were lakcn.before .or after Ills -return is ndt"-?knowii. • ' • • • > . .. Several other clilckeii thefts were reported to officers here Ihls morning and all advised those reporting losses to lake their complaints to Lindscy,. who they said was the best chicken thief -catcher In tills section; Ills .chickens are still missing. ,o' : Conversion of Grain States Into Desert Is Possible Result. WASHINGTON.' Mar. 22 (UP) — The .'Sandstorm sweeping over much .of the country tins brought to. a crisis the possibility of a national disaster, weather nnd soil experts said today. -.The thread basket of the nation'; Is in. danger of becoming -the "greal'American 'desert," soil experts explained. Unless wind erosion of soil Is hnlled (Ills may nol .pe many yo.ars distant, they said.' . ' ! - : ; Tlie current dust storm was described by H. IL 1 " Bennett, soil erosion director of the department of interior, as the "worst in United Slates history." .Damage lo crops will run Into millions of dollars. Corrective measures of man may not be able to prevent half a dozen plains states from becoming .a wind-swept desert, Bennett indicated. He said water tables arc "dropping lower and lower into the earth," presaging continued drouth and dust storms. Georgia Governor Vetoes Old Age Pension Plan ATLANTA, On, Mar. '.>2 (UP) — Oov, Rune-no Tnlmndi'it today veloi-d 11 legislative uionsure Hint would have submitted | 0 the dtl- M'ns a conslitiilirainl iimendinenl to provide pensions for persons over 05 years of ntj ( >. "I urn opposed, lo nil pensions except for soldiers," Governor Tiil- »ii«!e<! snlrt. "Pensions (end to discourage thrift." Wholesale - Dealers Receive Licenses Unc!en Tlionv Liquor Bill. LITTLE ItOCK, Mar 22 (UP)—, Unloading p/ legal liquor 'may begin In Arkansas laic todny nflcr Issuance: of the' flfSt '.wholesalers permits -by Revenue' Commissioner Earl R. Wiseman under' (tio.fhorn liquor; bill. ; The ! first permit issued today went -to Hie states Distributors company o; LJltle.'Rock..". MOKes- son-Robbins, of' Little "Rock, 're- ceived'the second, Claud C. Wnrd, of Fort'Smllh, received the-third' Myers Brothers Drug company.-'of Little Rock, the' fourth, nnd S Silbernngel and company the oilier two, issued before noon for opcr- allons at Pine Blulf and Dor-' molt. There Is little hope of having legalized liquor ready for consumption during the week-end, Wiseman snld. ; Ho doubted If he would be able to see applicant's for retail pcrmlls before tomorrow. • ... ., : \ : . . , After stale permits:-are.,'grnnled the applicants must,then gel federal permits from the federal alcohol control authority nt New Orlqnns • before they can operate Wiseman said federal officers would have (o sec the P. A. c A permits were obtained. Wiseman's office has been crowded nil week with applicants. When permits were Issued Ihe wholesalers todny they Immediately sought stnte tax stamps from the commissioner so Jiey may begin unloading liquor thnt has been in box cars on railway sidings for more thnn n week. lilauks Available Here Application blanks for persons iceking liquor permits have licen Would Get Memphis Money Into Arkansas, He lells Governor Fulrell. LITTLE UOCK, March 22 (UP) -Clov. J. M, Fiitrell will make his own decision cii signing'or vetoing the bill legalizing dog racing'and will do so whon lie gets rencly, ho said nt n public hearing on ' the mensure Injils^recention room to- Many ' legislators rclurne'd 'here for IhcUieai'lnj,*..'citizens also were heard on Ihe measure.' •'• Sireaker Harvo Thorn .assured Governor t Pulrcll; there- would be clean racing under the • commission's set up to,'supervise horse 1'ilciiig nnd 'dog 'Hieing should Ihe Intter -be p&rmlttcd. ; • Memphis .business' men' o'ppose dog racing,' he.,SYi[q, because the track across the river nl West. Memphis would nllrnct Tennessee patrons nnd money. -. "Turn-about Is fair play" Thorn emphasized. "Memphis tins been Betting money from eastern Arkansas for years, We hnvu n clinncc' to got some of it bnck this way." .. • . A. J. Wilson, ' of Little Rock representing the Pulnskl Couniy Protective lengiie, urged the governor to veto the bill. Ho objected on both moral nnd economic grounds. Governor Futrcll said ho hnd been ndvlsed by Missouri nnd Illinois governors thnt dog- rncliin wns not n "clean sport." He reminded, however, of Deeded rcve- nilo to care' for insane, for tuberculosis pntlents, • uml --tinemploy- nblse. There remains the question of legality of Ihe sales lax, he said, 'leaving thai source or revenue doubtful.' ' The United States government as such has never borrowed money from the British government, received nt the revenue department olflce here nnd arc ready lo be prepared by applicants, It was announcd today. Although the sale of liquor will be legal by tomorrow It Is understood that no retail permits will likely be issued before Monday or Tuesday In order lo give wholesalers an opportunity lo stock up. SHOUSE- LtTTLE CHEVROLET COMPANY Nopc-.Ttwr tw'r A CAR BILL-SHOUSE < UTTLE OUST FIXED H£R\ "~ ' ' ft"~ JOB MAINTAINS ONE" OF THE CON omoHs ARe COMPLETE SARAGES -. Wow HCTE-AL30 Roosevelt Would Curb Drug, Food Advertisers WASHINGTON, Mulch 22. (UP) -President noosovclt today nskccl or legislation td compel a nilnor- ly of evaders nnd chisclcrs ninong ood nnd drug iimnufnclurcrs lo Icnl honrally with Ihe public. He recommended legislation to xtcnd federal regulation to food ml drug adveiUsing ( n addition 0 the control of labels, now In (feet, "The honest enterpriser need not 'nil'," Mr. Roosevelt said "(hut jccnuso of the passage of such 1 measure lie will bo unfairly tented." "He would be asked lo do no nine Iliim 'he now holds himself nit to do," (he president said. Vlakcs Escape Near Luxora Aflcv Facing Threat Death In River. o Joe L. Burns, Jnnesboro business man, lold n story of a bold daylight kidnaping nnd robbery liere Intc yesterday afternoon nflcr he hnd been forced to accompany Iwo armed youth* in his own cnr from 'Jonesboro. shortly after noon, nnd hnd finally escaped by jumping out of the moving innclilne near Luxorn. A description of the stolen cnr nnd'Barns' nbductors wns (lashed to officers all. over Mississippi county within n short time nller Burns told Ills slrnngc slory to olflclnls nt Luxorn but (he pair had apparently mndc good their escape loduy. When Burns walked out of his house nnd entered his cnr, parked on n busy slrcel, the two youths, one of whom nppcnrcd to be about 21 nnd the oilier about 25, nlso entered the cnr nnc( ordered him lo drive to n llftle traveled street, whore hA- wns; l ..rblleyed. of five tlollnrs- hi- currency by the men, who flashed guns. They allowed him. lo keep'; n small amount of change. : Then the two gunmen, with thei. victim, drove out of Jonesboro to Dcckervllle,/ ncross Into Missis slppl county nnd circled back into Luxora, driving from Luxorn toward Ashport Ferry. They Informed Burns, he told officers, thai Ihey meant to throw htm Into Ihe Mississippi river. Before they reached Ashporl Ferry Ihe cnr became mired in deep mud nnd after cxlrlcntlng it with difficulty they retraced llielr route to Luxora. As (he car wns driven onto Highway 01 Ihe driver wns forced to slow the machine's S]>ced because of licnvy traffic and Burns made his break for freedom, jumping out of the car. His abductors -made no effort lo stop him but proceeded north In his cnr. Officers were notlflec and Burns Inter came here, borrowing money from n friend to continue his Journey home. Princesses Awarded "Best Dancer" Prize VIENNA (UP) —"Best dancers among the Austrian aristocracy was the title conferred on Prin cess Mnrlclls Stnrhcmberg any Margrave Alexander Palllvicini at nn exclusive ball here, held during Ihe so-called Carnival Season. Princess Slarhemberg Is Ihe wife of Prince Ernest Rucdlgcr Star- hemberg, Vice-Chancellor of Austria nnd chief of Ihe Fascist Helmwehr. New York Cotton NEW Cotton March Mny July Oct Dec Jan Spot? 25. YORK, March 22 (UP) — closed steady. open high low close 1058 IOCS 1058 10CO 1073 1090 1068 1095 1077 1103 107! 109D 1030 1069 1032 1060 1045 1076 1040 1072 1045 1080 IMS 1080 closed steady at 1130, up New Orleans Cotton NEW Cotton March May July Oct Dec Jan Spots 28. ORLEANS, Mar. 22 (UP) — closed steady. open high low close 1001 1061 1060 I083b 1071 1095 1065 1093 1072 1100 IOCS IODG 1033 1065 1030 1063 1040 1073 1040 1073 1014 1049 1044 1076b closed steady nt 1123, up STATIONS. Chicago Wheat I . open hlgn low close i May 94 3-8 95 3-8 94 1-4 95 1-4 [July 92 92 3-i 91 5-8 82 1-4 Adoption Follows Rejection by Narrow Margin of Vinson Bonus Plan. WASHINGTON, Mar. 22 • (UP)— By the biggcsl vole It ever received In (he house Ihe Palmnn plan lo pay the tails with!" $2,000,000,000 in printing press money swept to victory today. The house voted (or the 'currency Inflation plnn nftei a /dramatic switch of three voles had rejected ihe Vlnson American Legion proposal for piylng the veterans benefits. The vole to pay the bonus by the Pntmnn plnn wns 318 to 90, the largest margin Ihe bonus nd- herenls have rolled up since the- Pnlnian plan was ftist brqught forward. : The measure now goes to the senate for another .battle. ^The senate several times pit"'" ' rejected the Palmnn,. I Viiison Bill Adoption by 'the' : Palmnn plnn followed'!! Icrday In which the infl posnl wns substituted son-American Legion which left the method "or| merit, lo the treasury, whlch^.. f umnbly would hnve resorted"" to Ihe sale of bonds.' The ihollon to substitute the Pntmnn plnn carried, 201 to 101, on roll call vote. In today's roll' call"'adherents of the Vinson ulaii nocked to 'the Patmnn standard to put his menr sure across by nn overwhelming mnjorlty. President Roosevelt Is ready to veto It on Ihe grounds that: $2,000.000,000 of printing press money would undermine the government credit. Compromise Howled Down Every suggestion of compromise wns brushed "aside, bj the house. Representative, MoReynoldspDe^no- cral, Tennessee,. was howled 'down when ho asked ncceptance of 2 measure Hint \irouM pay Ihe vcter- nns In bonds, with an allowance of S1T8 cnsh for each' .veteran immediately. "Evervbody knows." McRej~nbIds sal'it, "Hint neither the Pntmnn bill nor the Vfiison bill will be mndc the law in Ihls session The'only nnrpose I have in offering.- my 1>111 Is Ihe chnncc thnt we might be - nble to gel a compromise." The Palmnn bloc refusedj~to .ba frightened, Its members asserting that-the Inflationary measure "cbuld and would be passed over a_\e"to Senate Debates Inflation "WASHINGTON, Mar 22 <tJP>— Senate Inflationists battled. Icilay for-more and chcnper money. Their nglit, led by Senator Elmer Thomas (Dem., Okln.V threatened to causa fresh delays fn> ths harassed work relief prosram T Thomas plunged the relief^ measure headlong Into 'a double headed debate on silver' Inflation nnd Ihe bonus. '.\ He coupled the bonus with' his sliver purchase plan and sent the senate into H lengthy 'discussion' pi" money, currency nnd taxation. Federal Income Tax Collections Are 'Up WASHINGTON, Mar. 22 (UP)'— Federal income tax collections In the first 20 days of • March, reached $270,935,659; a. gain 6f 33 ner cent over collections of $203,256,085 fn the same period of last year, the treasury reported today. Closing Stock Prices A. T. and T. Anaconda Copper Bethlehem Steel .; Chrysler -..'../ Cities Service ...'.; Coca Cola General American Tank General Electric General Motors International Harvester McKesson-Robbins ; Montgomery Ward ..;.';i| New York Central .^..Vji Packard Phillips Petroleum ..^fj Radio Corp St. Lou is-San Francisco Simmons Bed Standard of N J Texas Co U. s. smelting U. S. steel Zpnlle Chicago Corn open ' high low .close May 18 !-4 79 17 7-8 -78 5-8 July -74. 1-8 74, 6-8 M 3-t 74. l-I

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