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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 24, 1937
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE .DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHBAST ARKANSAS AND eOOTHEAST MISSOUHI VOLUME XXXIV—NO. 2M. Blytbeville Courier Dlythevllle Dally News JWh^mejH*r^ ARKANSAS, WKDNKSOAY, NOVHJIHKR 21, 19«7 CHALLENGES APPROVAL SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS JUWE5E BOMB REPiTED KILLED Light Attacks Apparently Forerunners 0 f More Severe Raids NANKING. Nov. 24 (UP)—The Japanese war machine officially opened I is major offensive on Nanking today when Hie evacuated capital was bombed for the iirst lime since Sept. 8. Eight planes dropped light bombs into the heart of the city at tlie intersection of Sun Yat.- sen find Government roads—killing at least 40 persons, including fiVe children. "" Foreign observers were apprehensive that this merely was a fore-taste of future bombings. Tlie planes dropped their bombs from an altitude of about 12,000 feel. Tlie bombs ripped off store fronts, destroyed several homes find tore down telephone and electric light lias. Attaches of the United States embassy watched from the top ol their dugout, which was biillt several months ago, when air raids were an almost dally occurrence. Japanese Take Offices SHANGHAI, Nov. 24 (UP)—The Chinese government, capitulated to Japanese demands today and prepared to suspend Us chief functions In greater Shanghai, including the international settlement and the French concession. Compliance with the demands resulted from the Japanese threat to use force, if necessary, to end anti-Japanese activities in conquered areas around the city. Chinese 'courts In the foreign controlled but Chinese iwned settlement ami concession will con- _tinu'e'' to 'operate. ' " One. of tlie first Indications" of Japanese domination of the city was appointment of two Japanese to high posts in the customs service. .'•••• ''.'•• ; Meanwhile continued rains were reported to have held up the Japanese advance on Nanking - the evacuated capital. Ex-Postmaster General Dies Today At Austin AUSTIN. Tex., Nov. 24 (UP)_ AU-ert Sidney Burleson, 74, former postmaster general in the cabinet of President Woodrow Wilson, died today of a heart attack. Bnrlesou tiled at .his home shortly after (J a.m. , Members of the family said he had suffered numerous heart attacks .recently but that his condition had not been considered serious, F. L. McHaney Is Named Leachville Postmaster LEACHVILLE. Ark., Nov. 24.— Word was received from Postmaster General Farley yesterday of the appointment ol P. b. McHaney as postmaster at Leachville, succeeding E. H. Tabor who has been postmaster here for the past four years. Mr. McHaney is 2] years of nge and was born in Senath, Mo. WfLL f U T€LL YOU et — : BOB BURNS A record is like a rule—It ain't no good once it's been broken. There's a certain class of people who figure that If you've broken a rule for somebody else, you oughta do It for them. It's like the time n (ravelin' salesman rushed Into the depot back home and told the depot agent he wanted to lake the midnight train to St. Louis. The agent says "That train don't stop here." The salesman says "Yes, but I've just got to catch ill I have'ta be in St. Louis In the morning." The depot agent says "T7ie train don't stop here." Finally the salesman gave the agent a direct look and said "Old that train ever stop for anybody?" The agent said "Yes—once it stopped for Jesse James!" Five Perish In Freight Train Wreck PHESNO, COllf., Nov. 24. Ill] 1 ) —Five transients were kllle and ft, least six others were injured today when eight oil timk cars, in the center of a 40-car Southern Pacific freight train, jumped the track in Kernmii, 15 mile.s we;it or here. Station MMiter Roy Williams said the dead were unidentified He said others might still he in the wreckage. Two of the Injured men were near death. All of the victims suffered oil burns: The derailed cars lore up a quarter mils of track and the Owl. a passenger train bound from San Francisco to Los Angeles, was delayed two hours. Cars at each end of th ctrain remained upright and railroad officials could not account for the train's buckling in the center. New 'Aluminum Lung' Leaves Body Free TK mm Hale Jackson Settles For General Taxes Collected This Year Hale Jackson of Osceola. Mississippi county sheriff and collector, has settled in ,fnll with state and county treasurers for general taxes, extended in 1936 and paid in 1937, collected by his office, It was announced today. Net tax •payments to' Roland Green, Mississippi county treasurer, were as follows: , School funds, $227,898.02; county general, J64.280.83; .'-'county bond fund. $8,999.30; county road fund, $33,059.34. Net payments to tiie state -treasurer amounted to $114,503.68 and a total of S35.S04.22 - was- paid io towns and cities in the county. Taxes were paid (his year^-on $13.213JJG6 of the county's total assessed valuation for tax purposes of $14.564,832. Last year taxes were paid on $12.697,936 of a total assessed valuation of $13,655,508. Highlight's Of New Farm Bill In Question And Answer Form Former Local Merchant .Wins Directed Verdict . JONESBORO, Ark.. Nov. 24,— William Lang, of Birmingham. Ala., former Blytheville merchant, was acquitted of a charge of using the mails to-defraud, on a verdict directed by Judge Thomas C. Trimble in federal .court here yesterday. The case was based on'sn allegedly .inaccurate , financial statement mailed, by Lang, who made an assignment of his property for benefit of creditors wlien his Bly- thevtlle store was closed. He was represented by F. C. Douglas, Blytheville attorney. Prexy Baptized but Not Enough A Baptist minister should be .irnmerced at least twice to be properly baptized, conservatives of the church told Mr. Henry Noble Sherwood, above, in threatening to dismiss him from presidency of Georgetown College, ky. Although he bop- tized hundreds as pastor of three Baptist churches, Dr. Sherwood neglected to gs through a second immersion himself, which the conservative element considers necessary 1o Injure good failh in its ministers '• •nation of n vacuum. WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 (UP) — HPIC. In question and answerfonn, arc the highlights of Hie new farm bill which conies before the senate for debate today: Q. What Is the purpose of the lew farm bill? A. It is designed to bring better prices to farmers and prevent sweeping ups and downs tu Income, prices and production. It would replace the present, soil con-, seryfttibn program .and/ 'restore many -features' of. the -AAA which' '.he supreme court outlawed. Q. Does the bill have any spe- Mfic goal so far as farm income concerned? A. Yes. It is iioped (hat the new measure will enable farmers to obtain the same relative share of the national income that they received between 1009 and 1914. Q. Does the new program cover all farm products? A. No. It Is limited to wheat, com. cotton, tobacco ai{d, rice. Q. How will It. work? Complicated Proposal A. Tlie proiwsal is exceedingly complicated. It will use a mechanism comprisms what Is known as (1) parity prices, (2) surplus crop loans, acreage control and (4) marketing quotas. I Q. What arc these devices? | 'he old AAA? A; (U Parity prices: The EOV-I ernn ' J ft mal needs and exports he orders a national marketing- quota, This quota is 'broken down by states, counties and finally, individual farms. It is designed to prevent too large avcrop from coming on hie market. Marketing quotas oi_,y apply to wheat, corn and tobac<->. Q. Do formers have to abliie by the marketing quotas? ; ." . A. Yes. if two-thirds of all the ("farmers growing a crop vote '.to Imposg^marketing quotas, they • come compulsory. " ' ' Strict Penalties Q. What happens it a '._ won't go along ivllli a compulsory quota? A. Strict penalties are provided. For instance if n wheat farmer sells more than his quota he has to turn back to the government 30 per cent of what he gets. 1 Q. What happens to a farmer who doesn't sign up for any part or the new farm plan? A. Hi? doesn't get any benefits from the government. He has to sell his crop nt market prices. Tlie farmer signed up under the program Is guaranteed the "parity" price no matter how low the mnr- K^'Boes. - .^ w , Q. Has congress sought to meet I B D t}, .< the supreme court's objections to i Boeing ' Powers Admit Failure To Achieve Peace In Sino- Japanese Conflict. .BRUSSELS, Nov.'24 (UP)—Thp nine power far eastern conference adjourned Indefinitely toady with the admission of its failure 16 achieve peace between Jnpan am China.-, • - ..VVL.. Simultaneously NTonnan H. Dn vis, United States delegate, declined an invitation from Prime Minister Ncvlllu Clinmberluln ol Britain to visit London nnd con tlnue private discussions Davis told the Brussels conference that the "recess" rtoPK not signify that the far eastern problem has been dropped or that the interest of tlie powers in a so Union has lessened. Tho conference nevertheless \va .considered as virtually dead. Stock. Prices A. T. ,t T Anaconda Cop. A.ssoc. D. o. ig Air i Chrysler A.^Thcre Is disagreement on this I coca Cola n: -.11 i-miy prices: -Jne EOV-I "• muie 1.1 disagreement on tins Coca Cola eminent guarantees tnat If the I 101 " 1 - Some sponsors ot the act Gen E'er former limits his. acreage to a believe the court, has changed its Gen Mot specified amount 'he will receive' Position in view of the social se- i n i. Harvest hhp i:nm(» ralnMvn liirrtnia \.n nm,,l*i Clll'itv nnri Wnonfir t^r•^ /la^ * r_... ' . _' apeunieu umouni, ne will receive ^U.MUUH n k view 01 me social se- the same relative Income he would curity and Wagner Act decisions, heve gotten in 1909-14. For exam- Also no taxes to finance the ben- ple, the farmer grows 100 bushels efik I'nvc been provided In Ihc of wheat. Suppose that tho fanner rnrlu control bill Itself. Tlie old could have bought IDO pairs or . was attacked In the courts luuiu I.U>L - uuiigiii. iuu pans ot *»' irv wn.^ uvuiuKvtt in me shoes in 1090-14 with tlie proceeds through its tax features. • of 100 bushels of wheat. Then in °- Is there any provision In Montgomery Ward N. Y. Central Packard Phillips Pet Rndio Schenly DIst Simmons 141 t-2 . 25 1-8 7 344 122 53 1110 3-4 37 1-4 31 5-8 10 1-4 4 7-8 37 1-4 0 3-8 25 1-8 ui iuu uuMii'is 01 wneai. men in **• '" i"«'i: :'»y provision in inr Simmons ' on , 1S38 the farmer will receive enough bil1 to protect, consumers against, Socony Vnc is a" monev for his whpni. ;rv upr inn high urlces? I ai,i ^:, .. ', »•' 7 " .tivi *> in icn'tM. uiiuu^n I«»J.V^,L money for his wheat to get jOtl '''S' 1 Prices? pairs of .shoes. This feature up- j Kver-Normal Granary plies only to wheat, corn and ' A - Vcs - > ! selling prices cotlon. up ( above "parity" ]>rices reserve slocks ni Surplus crop loans: u u Bre l> c ld under the "ever-nornml- crop surplus develoiis, the sccre- gnuinry" feature or under market- lai-y of agriculture can order all '"8 quota restrictions would be farmers to put as much as 20 per released by the secretary of agri- cent of their crop in storage. In culture. The plan is lo carry over return he will lend the farmers a percentage of the "partly" v ? .hie of the stored crop. Tills feature applies only lo wheat, corn and cotton. Must Agree to Control (3) Acreage control: Contracts will ,bc offered by the secretary of agriculture in which the fann- ers agree to limit their production of . various crops . to a specified acreage. Land not devoted to contract crops would be devoted to soil-building crops. Unless farmers sign up for acreage control they con not participate In any cotton feature.? of the program. (4) Marketing quotas: Before farmers start taking their crops to market each year tlie secretary of agriculture will try to estimate what the nation's supply of crops s going to be. If he believes that the supply is going to be larger than needed for the nation's nor- No Paper Thursday No'edtlon of the Courier News will e published on Thursday. Following Us established custom publication will be suspended for the day in order that members of the staff and em- ployes will enjoy a Thanksgiving Day holiday. about 10 per cent of the normal crop nt all times to guard against drought shortages, etc. Q. Arc same? all crops treated A. No. Wheat and corn are subject to acreage control, surplus loans, storage of surpluses and parity price provisions; cotton to the acreage control and parity; tobacco, marketing quotas and soil conservation payments; rice, domestic production 'allotments and bounties. Q, What is the "evcr-normal- granary"? A. It Is tlie term applied to all surplus and cany-over supplies, Q. What is the' difference be- hvcen the senate and proposals before the house agriculture committee? A. The house bill contains no parity payments. Wheat producers would receive a maximum benefit of 15 cents per bushel and OH other commodities soil conservation payments will be continued. Q. How will the program be financed? A. Available funds include S500.- 000,000 from the soil conservation authorization and approximately $132,000,000 from thb custom receipts. It Is estimated that the program , will cost $700,000,000 In Average years. The house ways and I means committee must provide for ; the additional revenue. Sid. oil N. j. ..'.'.'.'.'!'..' 42 Texas Corp. ... U. S. Smctt . U. S. 351-2 52 1-2 -2 Pew York Cotton NEW YORK. Nov. 24. (tlPI- Cotton closed steady. Dec. Jan. Mar. May July Oct. open high 785 793 795 801 800 810 820 79! ..797 . 804 . ,808 816 low close 785 785 783 788 195 801 802 803 795 802 New Orleans Cotton "NEW, ORLEANS. NOV. 24. tup) —Cotton closed steady today, unchanged to three points higher PICKET LINES Plant At St. Louis Operates On Schedule De- spile C. I. 0. Protest ST. LOUIS, Nov. 24 <UP>—The Ford Motor company assembly pliinl here was opi-ratliij; on u usual basis today after non strllt- Iiib' L'liiploye.s Wittered through picket Hues to take their places on the assembly line. The line started moving at 7:0-t a.m., which was on .schedule, according to M. N, Johnson, plant innnagcr, A United Press correspondent, admitted lo the plant shortly after 8 n.m,, saw the line In npcru- tlon with flsNeinbled cars leaving t. i Normal Force Working; According to .Johnson 580 workers were in the plant. This mun her, lie snid. Is "normal for this llmo of Die year," There arc a|>- proxlunitely 900 men on the payroll but due lo s'fensonnl requirements nil da not work nt one time. "This is no strike." Johnson ox- plnlned, guitlng down the moving line. "Maybe' lt,i an Invasion but Its no strike." Non striking workers broke tho picket line, composed of United Automobile union workers and sympathizers from other O. I. o. unions before 7 a.m." (c. s. I,), forclpij their way In with nutomo- blles over tho protests of strikers nnd other pickets. In some cases cars filled with workers entered (lie plant through u barrage of rocks nnd stones. More than iio patrolmen .\vere on the scene' to prevent disorder. A Clumber'of arrests were made ant nine men, JncludlnB ; Norman ! Smith BVir known "o: I. O.' organizer were booked at the po'licc station on charges of disturbing the peace Others were released after being escorted from the scene. Coroner Declares Pair Killed By Unknown Person Late Yesterday CAMDEM, Ark., Nov. 24.—Coroner O. EJ Hamilton totlny returned a verdict of murder in the deaths yesterday of Mr. nnd Mrs. George Full;;, 66 and 45, respectively, at Bcavden near here. Hamilton said the murder was committed by person or per.sons unknown, but he was nimble to learn ntvy motive. The bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Fullz were found late yesterday at their home outside the city llm- ILs of Bearden. Both hud- been dead 12 or 15 hours, physicians .said. Counly Gins 172,534 Bales Prior To Nov. 14 Clii'sli'i' C. Oiinrlmwri 1 of Luxoin, federal census luxomi agent, reported this munilnif Hint )72,!KM talcs of iho, J937 cotlon no)> In Mississippi county luui been KiniU'd prior li) Nov. 14. compared to 174.7M bales 01 the 10'ifl crop glnniul prior to Nov. M hist, year ramd. l-nlos us half Chas. W. Reed jr., Hayti, Chairman, J. S. Edwards Vice Chairman CAilU'riiEUSVILLK. Mo., Nov. 24.—M. n. Ambm-goy, county extension agent, toilny announced Hint officers were elected Monday for the 1'cmlscol Comity agricultural conservation association for |03fl. folloivlnif a series of community meetings held Inst week by the extension agents, The officers are: ohas. ,w. Rcral Jr,. Ilaytl, chnlrmnn; J. 8. Edwards, Holland, vlco-chalrmini; C. J./ Crowe, Lltllo Hlver township, other member; c. ci. Thompson, Virginia township, first allcrimte; Abo M. anUhcr jr.. Little Pniirle township, second alternate. CommunUy commlUecnicn, by townships, are ns follows: Braggadocio, Bert nicbnnlson, chnirman; A. L. Noal, J. u. Burns. A, T. James niul Robl. L. Lcd- bctlcr; Uutlcr nnd Oodalr, Vlvlnn A. Downing', chairman; .Stanley v. Edwards, J; Ernest Elles, Raymond U Boon nnrl John W. Downing. Concord, u H. c.alc, v chnlrmnn; John K. Henderson, A. U. McElvoy,, : T. D. JBaijfple, J. u.-New- man. Cooler, W;!'C. Olnrk. clmlr- iiitin; Dan Stcelc, a. j. Lnwlor Wllllnm M. Barnes, Ollle Uiwie.s llnytl, Chas. W. Reed' Jr., chiUr- tnaii; A. O. Plckens, J. H. Huddick Starr .McDnnlcl, C. O, Reeves Holland.''J. S. .Edwards, chalrmuii; J. A, Klfcr, : ..n6l> Lee Smith, Wll- tou 'J'. Fowler; Raymond /J. MiJII- B1». "Little I'rnll'ieT'Abe" M. Clnlther Jr.. cliidrmnii: Henry A, Doonc, Je.'is Speight, M. j. Znrccor, Linnlo S. Wntklns. mile rtlver. C. J. Crcwe. chairman; Alton Stlllnmn, E, E. Wlse-ncr,' W. H. Fields, A, O. Knight. Pascoln, Wayne A. Wool- verlon, chairman; Edward A. Huff, O. D. Franks, Clyde Mnloncy, I 1 . W. Ootcher. Penilscot, W. J. Fitz- niRUrlcc, cllnlrman; irarry Cun- nlnghani, J. M. Turnbow, Arthur Wnuner, J. W. Curtis. Virginia, C. G. Thompson, chnlrmnn; Hol- lle A. Farrls, \V.. F. cinrk, Joe Ike Samford, S. T. McClure. ' Chicago Corn open high low close Dec. 5-1 54 1-4, 533-4 533-4 May 5G3-4 51 SQl-2 561-ii Dec. Jan. Mar. May July Oct. open high 804 810 805 805 810 814 815 820 813 815 818 825 low close 804 804 805 805 805 807 805 807 80!) 814 810 Livestock Blytheville and WBson Men In Memphis Accident MEMPHIS. Term.. Nov. 24. — Drivers of a heavy truck and an automobile which collided nnd then plunged through a brick wall of a vacant building at the comer of Front and Beole streets here yesterday were acquitted of reckless driving charges by City Court Judge Boyd. •, 'nicy were Jim Flowers, 32. of Blytlieville. Ark., driver of a truck! loaded with etght tons of cotton seed, Tom Hudson, 23, Wilson. Ark., driver of the automobile, and S. I/. Wilson, 25, Wilson, an occupant of the car. H. M. Hale. 40. of Blytheville. an occupant of the truck, and Mr. Wilson received minor cuts nnrt bruises In the accident. J E. Holllngsivorth, building commissioner, said last night as the debris was cleared away. "Its a wonder that all four of the menf were not killed.." Run Industries, He Advises U.S. EAST ST. LOUIS. 111., Nov. 24.! (UP)— Hogs: receipts, 10.COO. Top, 8.00. Medium weights. 7.85-8.00. Bulk sows, 7.S5-7.GO. Cattle: rccrlnK 3000 Elceis, 6.25- 10.25. Slaughter steers, 6.00-15.60. Mixed yearlings, heifers, fi.OO- 7.75. WEATHER New York Senator Makes Charge;' Pope Defends Constitutionality WASHINGTON,' Nov. 24.' (UP.) —Senator Roynl S. Copelaud mem., N. Y.), presented charges ^o (ho senate today that forinsi's, who approved Hie ndmlulslratlbiVfi crop control bl.llr weie not npre* mUdllve of the ilallon's agriculturists. Copelfiml Interrupted " defense of tlie bill's, coniilnationality,>,of> fercd by Senator James P. Pope (Dem., Ida.), co-author . of the measure, to submit his charges., Copealnd submitted to the'seri- nto ii letter from Madison, N V., tharylng that farmers who favor? Kl the bill In agriculture •committee hearings did not represent (he majority. j w" "The committee conducted' hcaVr IIIBS In 29 stntw ditlrng the coif- Sessional recess and'reported farmers overwhelmingly In layor c£ the bill. : Tho letter, read by CopelftftiJ, said Hint New York farmers'at the sessions voted 14 to 8 for the till, but that they represented on* ly a small fraction of the stale'g nnrioiiHurlsts. • -* , Snys Small Vote Recorded '/ Probably not three per cent" of Uie farmers voted,' 1 the letter salcl) "In Madison county only toven ot 200 voUd, six of them for the bill." i Pope said that the New Yori stnte comrnlsslonov of agriculture Iwul attempted to get fair rep- Vsciitation for all shades ot thought, on tho subject, Pope defended the bill against clmrgcs of imconstltutlonallty. " "The' bas(s of the bill-and alt Us prpylslq;)j related ta control of production ls"~thif power of congress to regulate interstate and. foreign .commerce," pojie cieclar- cd. " ' Defend* Constitutionality "Jn this bill," ho continued, "th'i> congress dots not seek as it did In the agricultural adjustment act lo regulate directly agricultural production for tlie purpose» of bringing relief to the fanner anS Improve* fhe general welfare of the United Slates. "I am prepared to admit that Ihei-o might hnve been some 'dobt about the power of' congress. to rceulntc commerce In the mSnncr provided by the PO()e-McQIU bill at the time of the Carter \s Car- ttr Coal company decision May, 18. l!«0. • "However that decision is "not In accord either with the general trend of judicial opinion' or in'-' tcrprelation of the interstate com- j mrrce clause nor with later "decisions In willed the court- has ! tnkeii n bronder view In very clear-. I language. . , ;'. i 'The power of congress • over | interstate and foreign commerce i as defined by the superme coijr't In recent cases Is amply broad,~E my judgment, to sustain the pehd-' Ing measure." ' .' : '*' Mils at FRITH Federation ~ i Senator Charles L. McNfiry. (Rep., Ore,),, minority leader} charged that the'- farm bill was not representative. "Is it not a fact," he asked, "that the only groups supporting this bill are the members of tho' National Farm Bureau Federation mid that the bill originated with the,, federtalon sitting in executive! session?" ' :',:. Speaking- of the house committee action, Chairman Marion Jones said: . "We have finished our bill aril I will introduce-H today. We use the soil conservation and domes-, tic allotment act .as'the basis to preserve and rebuild soil resources." . •••- heifers, 5.50^10.75. Beef cows. 4.50-5.50. ri.'ttnf nnd Ion- cutters, 3.25- l. 4.J5. Arkansas—Partly cloudy .warmer tonight and Thnrsdaf. Memphis and vicinity—Fair and wanuei tonight, Thursday partly cloudy. Friday Increasing cloudiness, followed by rain, lowest temperature tonight, 38 to 40. open high low close Dec. 891-2 901-2 883-1 895-8 May 891-8 901-4 835-8 831-4 Individual wealth would be limited lo S500.000 and the government would control all railroads, factories, banks, Insurance companies, utilities and natural resources if John Ve- sccky, above, new .head ol the National Farmers Union, had b's way. Vesecky, ot Salina, Kan., was elected at an Oklahoma City convention which overwhelmingly approved a resolution calling for nationalization of industry. Plan All Day Meeting At Full Gospel Church There will be an all day fellowship meeting and dinner at the Full Gospel church tomorrow, according to the pastor, tlie Rev. W. O. Singleterry. The key. Virgla Hunter, of Noble, will speak at the. morning service. ; Services vtil be held in the afternoon and nt night the Rev. E, C. McWhortcr will speak. Invitations have been extendec! to the public. Those who wish' to attend and are unable to find <»n* vcyanee are asked'to contact the minister or N. W. Trantham, who will provide means for them. I The' holly tree has no bark. The 1 original outer «,etis of the tnihle surface grow and'keep pace wltli the new tissue of the InUrJor.

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