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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, March 23, 1935
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I Served Ku United Press HOME EDITION THE DOMINANT NEWSP.APEH OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XXXII—NO. 6 Blytlwvllle Courier Blythevillo II'-aid BlythevJIle Dally News Mississippi Valley i.eader BLYYTHEYIL1-E, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 1930 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTO Senate Passes Work Relief Bill Will Extend U. S. Loans On Cotton Inflation Clause, Inserted at Last Minute, Faces Death in Conference WASHINGTON, Mar. 23 (UP) — The $4,880,000,000 work reflet 1)111, carrying a potential billion dollars in Inflation, was passed by the senate today fifier .in aggressive drive by administration leaders had swept away Ihc last of the serious obslacles. Tiie vote on passage o[ the huge appropriation was 08 to 10. . 'The KWk bill ivas approved by the senate .after .two. montlis of controversies, delays and. partisan disputes and before Senator Huey P. Long (Dcrii. La.) could return to the capital to offer further obstructions. The measure, desired by President Roosevelt to carry out his determination to have the government "milt this business of relief," now goes lo conference will) the house which passed it Jau- nary 24. Just before the bill was passed the senate accepted an amendment by Senator Elmer, Thomas (Dem., Okla.) under which (he currency could be expanded $1,000,000,000. No vote was taken and it v.'as indicated it would te eliminated in conference. The administration chose Hint- method .-rather than make a • light which-.would have meant another long delay. The bill, fts passed by the senate! "'with,,, the exception . of.rthe ^-jrhprn'aiT.'amendrncntj is acceptable to the While House and cari"'Ve used to carry out the president's original Intention of transferring 3.500,000 persons from direct relief to work relief projects; ; •>- WASHINGTON, Mar. 23 (UP) — Present loam on 1934 cotton hold- ngs at the rate of 12 coils per pound will be extended beyond the original retirement date of July 1, Secretary of Agriculture Henry n Wallace announced today, fie gave assurance also lhal 'adequate credit" will be provided by the government for orderly) marketing of this, year's; crop. Recent unsettled condition of he cotton market has been attvi- mted by same to uncertainty over status of the cotton loans. Wallace's statement apparently was designed to quash recurrent reports that changes were Imminent in the loan policy. Demands Parly Rejuvenation to End "Bureaucratic Domination" I Guardsman Is Held Under Military Arrest Icoy Illxle-r, niwiibcr of » C'ar- uthersville. Mo. national guard' company, who allegedly -sliot and killed Miss Harriet Hasty, Pnra- Bould. while on levee pntrol duly Hloni; the si. Francis river, Is ue- ng held umier slvlcl military «v•est pending Investigation by a lational guard court of Inquliy, he Courier News was Informed his afternoon by Major Raines, 'anking nattot Bennett, Mo, Astor Tatces 'Job' mm TENSE ft! MARKED TREE Sharecroppers Union and •Socialists Demand Congressional Investigation MARKED TREE, Ark., Mar. 23 IUP>—Feeling was tense here this afternoon as several hundred sharecroppers, members of (lie Southern /Tenant Fanners Union, and nationally prominent Socialists gathered to protest what they (ennea a "reign of terror" against the union. .vSl/orfly/bcfore the meeting conveyed H. U Mitchell, executive secretary' of 'the 'union, aiid Howard Rester, Nashville Socialist or- janlzer. sent a strongly worded lelegram lo United States Senator Edward Costigan at Washington SACRAMENTO, Cat., Mdf. 2.1 (UP)—Herbert Hoover today declared that the Republican party TUCK; Us greatest crisis since the days of Abraham Lincoln and culled, upon the youth of the party to save (lie nation from un- americnn government-. In a strongly worded message to the California Republican Assciu- Ibly—sponsored by young Republicans to revitalize the party—the former president broke a two-year political silence lo demand a rejuvenation of the party and a un- ty of purpose in defense of Am- ei'ican principles, "jeopardized dally by regimentation and ti'.i- remierallc domination." ' The rebirth of the Republicav party, he said 1 , "transcends any personal Interests or tlie selftsi Interests of any group," and If k> the young men and women of the party who must "give attention to the drift from national moorings." He excoriated the Democratic busisiess, financial, relief,'labor and agricultural policies and declared tlie present, . administration Vuid made the people "pawns'of a centralized and self perpetuating government." lie demanded a return to "economic common sense" and to the Lepantb Man Found "•"''. Dead at Little Rock LITTLE ROCK;' Mar. ?3 (UP) — The body- of a man tentatively identified as M. Bradley, 40, of Lepanlo, was found below a transient hotel window here , today. Hotel attendants found the body about 2 ajn. Two other men who occupied the second story room with Bradley were asleep when attendants Investigated. Coroner Lawson Aday had reached no verdict at Ii30 p. in. He said, however, apparently the man had jumped from the. window. Made New Deal fundamental spirit of "free men and-women." Osceola Jury Finds Brothers; Gxiilly- of 'Kidnapijig and'Robbery ' OSCEObA, Ark.—Fred and John Bcrryman were sentenced to 21 years each, 15 years for kidnaping and six years for robbery, a jury which returned a verdict of guilty at 5 o'clock Friday nfleiinxm.. Last Christmas night the Bcrry- mau brothers put guns on Bill U'estbrook mid E. H. Manor, In the Wilson Cafe, and took a dollar rvom Bill Westbvook, which they Inter used to buy gasoline to continue their journey. Wcstbrook and Manor were driven by the Bcrrymnns to Memphis and : let out in the rain in Overtoil Park: Circle.- The Berryman brothers drove the car, which belonged to a Mr. Cooley at Basseit and had Ueon borrowed by Wcstbrook, to Little Rock,and from there to Hoi- brook, ArlK., where they were, held because- they -could not slib'w ownership of the car. , demanding an immediale congres- slonal Investigation into alleged vlolcrtc'e ali'd oppression against union leaders and' members. "Armed villgjuites, - Ku -Silux Klan and other retainers of plantation interests have begun the most vicious reign of terror ever started In the smith," the telegram said. It asked Senator costigan if "you will introduce a resolution for the investigation." C. T. Carpenter, attorney for the union, told the United Press that W. H. Stultz, union president, who has been in hiding "since a threat against his life was made, would attend the meeting this afternoon although there was a "strong possibility" of trouble. Dr. Frank K. McCulloch, Chica- i go attorney, was to deliver the •j j principal address. Carpenter said. A group of Socialists, accompanied by Mitchell came from Memphis for the meeting. In Ihc party were Mrs. Mary Hlllycv, New York city, representative of ths League-for Industrial Democracy and kestcr. Lepanto Mayor Will Not Seek Reelection LEPANTO, Ark.—Mayor M. P. Smith of Lepanto, who has held the office for two years, announced Friday that he will not seek re- Election at- tlie forthcoming city election, c. 13. McCk-llan, prominent. Lepanto merchant, is the only candidate for mayor. Mrs. Mabel Marshall, city recorder, is also unopposed. Six men are candidate: 1 . lor the board of aldermen, namely, Sam ilareom, Raymond Pritclictt, Oscar Weems, T. E. Story, John S. Barnes and J. W. Henderson. wreek, Inil Join: Jacob Asldr— ixes Pees and Regulations for Sale of Iiilox- icanls Here Return for Chickens They Missed First Time There is such a thing as nib- bing it In, even . on such a well known practical Joker as Arch Lindscy, deputy sheriff. Thieves who stole about 25 chickens -from Arch's chicken heir to many millions ceptea a fSO-a-woek Job aa in the ofllco of tito luteruatlonnl Mercantile Marine Co. lu Mew York and announced tils delcr- iiiluatlan tp make elilpping hie lifework. He's at WE desk. • first "legal" sale of httoxl- iKIng liquor in BlyUicvuk' (or lore than ;i*j yours, since Ihe clly's ncoi'Hornllon, appeared In pros. >cct Monday when the clly conn- :ll this afternoon passed fin OJ'ill >niic(> licensing (he sulc of lltuiov The ordinance, nioitclei) nflci one recently pnssed by the Llttlt Rock council, was advanced, ihri hvee vciullngs ami passed will emergency clause attached. Ever nemfoer of the council ,R, t Hughe*, W, M. Williams, Tom W Jackson, Harold Stcrnbcrg, Ernes tnckson and Eslcs Luiisfovd, voice for It. Alderman Lunsford offered m amendment lo (lie ordinance whlcl would have reduced the license fc required ot retail dealers from i $250 annually to S100. The vole on the amendment found the council deadlocked, three lo three, and Mayor Cecil Sluuie. casting Ihc deciding ballot, voted no, Liniaford, E, n, Jackson nnd Harold Stcrn- bei'K voted for the amendment and Williams, Hnehes and Tom Jack-: son-opposed It. Follows Stale- Luw < The ordinance follows Iho word- tag of the stale slntiilc. recently I enacted, in many details, anil requires applicants for city license- to procure stale permits before citv licenses cnn be secured. Briefly the ordinance provides: Anmml license tees of $350 fov wholesalers and $20(1 for retailers J Hcgulnles hours of sale to con form with slate statute. i Prohibit Ihc sale of, liquor, to initiate, habitual drunkardsi br'ptr- ffoiis Convicted of non-support 'o their, families. Provides that n city license shal only 'on aopfoval of a mmlttec named by the city coun 1 or In* Ihe council fn session.. Provides for-revocation of llcens- Charged With Seeking Bribe to Cul Levee Wllllmn "Unttler" Cherry, of Manila, \vas Julted here last night on a charge of soliciting a bribe to out Ihe Big Lake lovoo. Cherry allegedly proposed to W. A. Whlsllo, owner of a pJiintntloti on (lie oust side of Bl(( l.ako, (hut he would cut Uvnlivutie Blslrlct No. lli's levee oil Ux west side of the Itvko uiul rnlliive Jiressnre on east side levees for $250, Arch I.liuiscy, deputy jthorlrr, urii-sted Cherry at Mniilln I nlBht after HID latter Is ull cd (o have made his proposal to Whistle yesterday. No dale fov n lienrltiK nml been set this afternoon. .,nncl Affecled Is Chiefly m Poinsctt and Ciaighead Counties Says Bayonets Will Back Up Italy's Desire for Peace in Europe ROME,' Italy, Mar. (UP)— Italy today moUliziMl the entire nnny class of 1911, The Italian army will npprbxlm- te 660,000 men In conseqireiieo. The announcement came iiuinc- ilatoly after a forccfwl speech by 'I'cmlcr Benllo ^^llssoIllll (o thoti- nnds of his fascLU black shirts, unwed In HID Venice square*. "Lei It be clear," he shouted, 'our desire foi 1 peace and Eiiro- icnn collaboration Is above (ill tacked up by several millions of steel bayonets." At another point he said: "1 desire (o say to "the whole Italian people that no event what- Roever • will ilndXrjs . unprepared." Olilrsl Wine In World . BREMEN, Germany iUPj — In Die Ratuniis here is tlie oldest wine in the world, a vintage ot 1053, and house, at his home northeast ofjthc 12 famous casks of J728 wine. Blytlieville, Thursday night return- iTliesc were named after the Apos- ed again last night and took all his few lemainine chickens but an old hen and one rooster. The theft occurred while Arch was hi Manila on business. ties; and wine from them is sold even today lor a few marks a glass. Townspeople and tourists now drink In the Ralliaus, once frequented by tlic wealthy nnd aristocratic, Futrell Is Silent LITTLE ROCK. March 23. (OT>>' | —Governor J. M. Putrell declined to comment today on the Socialist party's warning to President Roosevelt that a "reign of terror" against eastern Arkansas share cropper organizers existed. "I don't care to give further notoriety to those people," he said. Dead for Seven Minutes, Can't Remember Nominated (or solicitor general of (he U. i>., a post in which lie will be cln'ef defender of (lie New in the supreme court, Stan&>" Heed Is shown here at his .lesk in \VixshingtOTi. Reed, a Kenliickion, lias a distinguished record of publlr: service nnd now is ItFC general counsel. He was named ty Roosevelt to succeed J, *r!r,iwford Biget. re- WASHINGTON (UP) — Vincent Montessl. ;03, was "dead" for seven minutes, bul when he awoke next morning knew nothing about. It. Montessl was undergoing an operation at the George Washington Hospital. His heart stopped beating. Dr. Frederick Renter, staff surgeon, massaged his heart and kept the filood flowing. Finally Montessi's heart began to beat normally Rnd Dr .Renter continued the operation. When Montessl was told, several <)ays later, about hfs "death," he said all he remembered was "/all- Ing asleep under the anaesthetic, feeling fine ami awakening the. next morning feeling weak and Issues Milk License Dr. A. M. Washburn of the county health unit announced today that H. L. Halsell had been given a permit for the sale ot Grade B raw milk In (he city ot BIylhevlllc. PLYMOUTH PHONE HE.(^.T;BAPNETT AUTO SALES CO. OWE .OF, THE PROGRESSIVE AUTO FIRMS OF 6LVTHEVILLE . THEY HftVE- TViE AGENCY HERE: FOR QOC-GE AMD PLYMOUTH. QUITVER CGYIKIG HERE WILL FIX IT UP GOOD AS NEi MR. 6ARWETT SftYS SALESMEN ARE'NT O01MG SO HOTSELUlMG IN ONE OF THE BEST GARAGES IN BLYTHEVILLE-AND OO AU.KINDSOF REPAIR WORK-? . U1NG IN BODY AMD PAINT \KJORK UPHOLSTERY-WASHING ANP G«P£ -IUG-AN0 CAR«V PARTS FOR DODGE AUO PLYMOUTH CM?&, Flood waters of Uttlc Ulvcr must Ihroueh the west levee- of ho floodwny about n mile below Hlccrvnlc' llils morning and today wore spreading ovei 20000 acres or more, chiefly timbei Ipnd, be- twceh Uttlc Elver and St rrah- cls Lake. Most of the'land In the path 1 of the water Is In northeastern Polnsett and southeastern Cralg- hend cpimllas, but It will probably tack Into '.western Mississippi county, east of Caraway Relatively few families will be driven torn their hotnes, <IE most of Ihe'area likely to be inundated Is undeveloped. Ftoacl waters however, may invade the town ol Caraway One result of the break will be to relieve, to a small degree at least, the pressure against thfc Big l-nke and upper floodway Juvees, Big Hike today was still at its crest, 249.4, but a slight drop vaa expected tonight. There wa-j,"» slight fall nt Hornersvlllc, Mo. at the head of the lake, this morn- 'ng, and (he Mlssbml ditches were reported TMImj further uprth Undetermliied ' , Cause of ihe "break below Rlver- dale, which' apparently came between 2 and 3 o'clock this morn- Ing, iwis undetermined A. leak developed near 'there Wednesday night, which .was plugged with 2,500 sandbags, and further trouble had, been . feared At the point wlicrc .the break occurred, how- . ever, Use leve,e had to 5 feet '( for speciric olTcnses and pun- liment for : such offenses. A comnilUec to pass on appllca- ons was riamed (his nflernoon to jnslst of Mayor Shane, the city crk and nny two members ol the ty council. Crawford Noble, proprietor of Ihe otel Noble, has secured n slate ermll for tlie snle of liquor In a nuor store In the hotel building, icnln? oil Broadway. It was an- ounced In Little Rock today. itelnll I«uctl LITTLE ROCK. March 23. (UD Leea! liquor trickled over Arkans todav for the (Irst time In 1!) w-s, Hresagin? M delupe nexl- « f eek hen more "ilntc . nnd federal ncr- ilts are: obtained. .(iiiiii 50 rftnlljrs nnd only S wholesalers hnd obtttinnit state xjrmtls m noon when Revenue fommlssloncr Earl R. ' Wiseman oned hi* offtcr for the week end. From that handful of dealers \rknnsns must get its legal liquor is week end. The r™ »laces that sold tituior oday did land office businesses. 'red Walton, first to receive a etail ncrmlt vcsterrtnv, said he old 2im pints of whisky the first hrcc hours his store here was en today. Liquor sold at pricc-s Wiseman lopes will drive the bootlesaers rom the slntc. Four Roses, which wllecnors sold at 52 UMS Ihtcd nt >ne drUR store at S1.59. Another nopular branil which broiteht SI. 75 o bootlenecrs was nnoted nt S1.39. There V.TTO brands to suit most iny nocke'lxwiv. Prices ivere quot- >d from 85 cents to 3.25 a pint, One dealer said he hnd whlskv ordere<l that would sell for 65 cents a nlnt. N'olilc Obtains TcrmK ncrmtts issued to noon to- dav Included: John and Frank, inc.. of Mivkcd Tree; Wilkes Pot- cr. Leunnto: Mrs. Nona Filer Mc- Arkle. Turrcll: Otho Bramlett, Bald Knob; Robert Eblen. Lenchvllle: Will Hold Services for Ross Beavers Tomorrow Puiiecnl services will,bo held for oss Beavers, deceased city .clerk, Sunday .afternoon oli.-3 o'clocic at :lie First Mclliodlst church wltli the Rev.' W. V. Womack, pnstor of the church, and the Rev. S. H. Salmon, pastor of HID. First Presbyterian church, officiating, J. W. Sliousc, L. I,.'- Ward, Lee Moore. Cecil Shane, Wilson Henrj r and J. O. Barnes will serve as pallbearers. City officials, members of the council and elective officers, will act as honorary poll- bearers. Interment will be made at Elmwood cemetery. Tlie Cobb Undertaking company Is in charge of funeral arrangements. Georgians Will Vote on Beer, Wine, Whisky ATLANTA, On., Mar. 23 (UP) — Gov. Eugene Talmadge .signed bills today providing for clllzens ol Georgia to vote May 15 on whether the sale of beer and wine should be legalized. His signature on these two measures completes his action on the repeal program as late yesterday he signed a bill that would allow citizens to vote May 15 on legalization of hard liquors. ol freeboard and vrai regarded ai escchtlpnally .(secure It was 'of sand, which prdtiiatily holds flvra, afeuinst ^ilgh'-'waltr There was noy* evidence that It had beca ,dyna- * ndtea.'. '- , "*• The break In the nest levee will relieve tliot'on; the east side -.of the .floodway..'A break (n the f la|ter would .lmve"caiised a serious (llsnstcr, relenVng wa^er upon Le- paiflo, Marked .Tice and southwestern Mississippi county, Includ-" \ Ing the Dycss colony. The levee which" failed wo s built I by Drainage District 17 but \\a_s ' I matntaincd by 'Dialnage District 7, of Polnsett countj It v\as be- \ ing patroled by men under the I direction of Herman Madole, en— glncer for District 7 _""* I Break Is widening -- I J, W. Meyer, Drainage D^trlct I 17 engineer, who has been dlrectr Ing the high ivaler fight, at Big | Lnke and along the Mississippi coMiity section of the floodway, , went to Riverdale this morning by molorboat to Inspect'the! situs- i lion. Ifc reported that< the break had reached a width of about 75 ( feet shortly before noon anil was' widening rapidly. He said that It ha's not yet released sufficient-water to end danger of other breaks. Levee repair work Is continuing "at other points (he vicinity, of_ Charities Depleting Princess's Fortune SOUTHAMPTON, Ellg., Mar. 23 (UP) — Princess Barbara Hutton has disposed of about one-third of her reported $40,000,- COff Inheritance through donations since she came of age a year ago, ihe United Press learned today as (lie American heiress sailed for home to arrange a^divorce from Prince Alexis Mdivani. rawford Noble, Blvthovltle. Jontsboro and As soon as they obtained their 'late permits some applicant? tel- ceraphed P. W. Brtnke. federal alcohol control authority nsent at New Orleans, for federal licenses. Only those who obtained both permits could operale !e?a!ly. One druggist here paid he got his federal permit when Brtnke was In Little Rock two weeks ago. Hold Funeral Services For Mrs. Sarah Kemp Funeral service! will bo held Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock for Mrs. Stirah Alice Kemp who died this morning at her home on West Ash street, The Rev. W. V. Womack will Officiate at the services to be held at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Halstcod, 115 East Ash street. Interment will be made at Elmwood cemetery. The Cobb Undertaking company is in charge of funeral arrangements. Riverdale and patrols .are being maintained. There will be no relaxation of the watch being maintained along the upper floofiway and Big Lake until all danger.Is definitely over, Mr. Meyer • said.' Just how large an area the water _ from the Riverdale break will coy-;', er Is uncertain but It seems sure . to flood at least 20,000 acres^ It Is flowing Into a pocket between the west floodway levee and the , east levee of St. Francis laXe. !As this pocket fill's up (he'water will': back up to the north, where It Is likely to Invade Caraway 'and ,to enter Buffalo creek. It Is likely'lo complicate the existing Craighe&d- county flood situation, the result of 'breaks In St. .Francis ' river levees. ' - '•' Tlie only Mississippi county urea _ endangered is that along Buffalo creek, east of Caraway, where- a considerable number of new settlers . have located. -•--.' Fire Alarm Mystery Solved BOSTON (UP)—Tlie mystery of 25 false alarms .was solved when- Pattotman Gerald Kenough, who had lingered at the scene,of the 23th, overheard three boys complaining that the. fire engines which had responded 'had-'n'ot S made enough noise with their .bells and sirens. The boys were arresWd. Spur* Leg at Home la. (UP)—Jay Tutt fell on the Ice and broke his leg. However, he was up and about, chipper as a canary In the spring, within an hour. Reason: It was a wooden leg, and Jay had a spare at home. WEATHER Reject AAA Quota j Arkansas ^ Partly cloudy, pre,SHOSHONE, Idaho. (UP) — Old (ceded by local showers .and cooler Dame Nature falls to ( heed tlie in north portion tonight-. .Sunday, man-made ruling on livestock con-1 partly cloudy. trol. Ben Damn, sheepman, reported that SO ewes on Ms ranch produced 150 lambs during the week. Memphis and vicinity — Partly cloudy ' and copter . tonight. arid Sunday. • : .,'\,.--- v''

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