The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 26, 1935 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 26, 1935
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Served, by Me 'United Press VOL. XXXII—NO. 8 Enn&BffiB_s™iE NEWS niythevlllo Courier Blythevllle Daily News „ n " 1 "'" - " » Bmroviu,!!. ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, MARCH 20', 1935 LOSS FIRE HI dftfi McCaiin Brothers Mercari tile Company and Posl office Destroyed. COOTER, Mo.—Pirc, believed t have been of incendiary origii • caused $15,000 damage early toda to the postotllce, McCann Bro; Mercantile Co., the Geslrlng Bar ber shop, and the DeDakcy Mcr cantile Co, When Elvis and Lois McCann owners of the McCann store reached the scene of HIE fit 1 ) shortly after 3 o'clock, they ronnc a large hole knocked in the back of the frame building. They state; they did not believe the store was robbed before the fire. Nothing was saved from that store. or the iwstofTice. Stamps and money in the postofffce safe were believed to bc intact as the safe was not blown. It had not been opened this afternoon because of the heal. A part of HID sqiiipmcnt of the barber shop and the DcBakey store were saved and both will probably continue business In new locations.' Neither of these had insurance. The McCann store was partly insured but the 'owners announced they had Sff.OOO of merchandise not covered by insurance. The building, which housed nil the firms, owned, by McCann brothers, was partly covered by insurance. The poslolfice was "doing business" today in a small' building near the former location. Mrs; Elvis McCann is postmistress. The two AlcConns, whose business was destroyed by fire ten years ago when the entire business section of Ccotcr burned; have annoimced ..they will..rebuild : lmn)edlateljv"-*•• '- ••-'- •"*--.. •;; Mother, of J. A. Chapin Dies at West Plains Mrs. William A. Chapin, of West Plains, Mo., mother of Jolini. A. Chapin of this 'city, died at•Hayti. Mo., this morning.- Funeral' serv-, ices will be held Thursday afternoon at West Plains, -Mo. Mr Cliapln, who had just returned lioine fro mher bedside, and '.Mrs. Chapin will go up for the fm:cr- nl. : v The deceased, who spent her time visiting her sons and daughters. Is survived by seven sons, John, of here, Donald, of Hayti, Prancls, Kennedy and Paul, of Chicago, Richmond, of Traverse City, Mich., and Lorlng, who Is in the United Slates navy now stationed in San Diego, Cal.. ond two daughters, Mrs. Robert Erl> of Oden, Mo., and MJss Margaret Chapin, or Kansas City. New Forest Purchases Receive Authorization WASHINGTON, Mar. 20 (UP) — Federal purchase of (590,000 acres costing $2,998,000 for additions to national forests in a score of states was approved today by the national forest, reservation commission. All land will be placed immediately under forest service management and Improvement work will be started. Among the purchases were: Ozark and Central Mississippi— puachlta unit. Arkansas and Oklahoma, 4.981 acres, $21,832; Ozark, Arkansas, 28,320 acres, S65.C30. Rivervale Resident Loses Ear in Fight LEPANTO, ~Ar£L-orricers Jay May and Jim Stnller are investigating a fight between j w Phelps, of Rivervale, and Durham Maddox, farmer living on the w D. Hplllman plantation south of Lepanto, in which Phelps lost ^,1 car. Officers found him i n i| lc road and brought him to Lm,an to where he was given medical aid. He was later lodged In loll on a charge or drunkenness. ,Marria?e License - nr°" T ? m P kills '"^(i three or potatoes, a large quantity °> -canned goods and two sick, of "o»r for n marriage license. n,\~.'.~' J oumren D.v Wind CLINTON, N. C. (UPI-A freak ±V lrtklu * n fnrm " ear ™« picked up a barn, cow-stall Included, broke the chain by which a co»- was fastened to her slnll.-nnd left the cow standing, unharmed'' In Ihe same spot. Seven Have Filed for City Clerk's Of(ici Scvi'M candldnies were definite!: In DID -race, for the one-yea" term as city cli-i-k today, will one or two mure mentioned u likely 10 qualify before Ihe deadline set by the election board expires toiiiflu. Candidates who have filed foi the office lire: Harry Atkins, If nil Blythe. Sidney Craig, Hoss Sluv- "tis. A. C. Haley, 1. M. Benllej nd Oscar Alexander. Cecil White lias announced Unit a petition in his behalf'will be filed toclny fhe comity election commission meets tomorrow morning at Qsc-pola to certify the list of candidates for the election here anil elections to be held in scvein towns in Mississippi county on April 2. ^^ , BLOCKS SILVfR! INFLATION Pll Difficulty Over Land for Plant Addition fs Near Solution. The Chamber o! Commerce pro- 'rain for financing expansion of he Blythevllle Canning company clayed for several'weeks by dit- tailty in obtaining land needed s the site for u new building /as imclenray iiEaln today as the esult of n decision last night to rganizc a company to- purchase ho 24-acre tract Just across the Cotton Belt right of way from the mining company plant. The Creamery Package company, wnor of the land, had refused to ell the north three and u frac- on acres, wanted for the caning plant-, However, a trio to Cht- igo last week by ,!. Mell Brooks nd E. B. Estes resulted In an ffcr to sell the entire 24 acres or approximately S3.350.. Ondei- nt pran' 'approved lasC nlghT the aiming company will pay $1.000 or the land 1 tneeds ami'a corn- any will be organized to buy and old- the remainder for Industrial tes or other purposes. A committee consisting of Mr stes. Russell Phillips nii'd A Ii'' airfield was at work today' on ale of stock in the. holding'coin- Purchase of the land win b c fol- wed by a campaign (a sell $25 00 in bonds lo finunce expansion tlie canning comnanv. A siib- antial part of this sum is nl- >ndy assured, it Is understood Hi B. A. Lynch, chairman of the ommittee in charge, is confident hat the necessary amount will be aised. Enlargement of the plant 'ill mean an increased factory ayroll and a greater local market or the produce of local farmers. Plans to Make Ltnnbci Case a Tosl of NRA'j Validity Al)andoncd. WASHINGTON, Mar. ZC (Uf)- The (jovernmcnt will ask for a dismissal of its appeal before tlie supreme court or (lie controversial Belcher case involving (lie constitutionality of the lumber code, Hie department of justice announc- today. At Hie same time 1'rcsldcnl, Roosevelt. In a _ letter to NRA Board Chairman 'Donald it. Rlch- tere, emphasized his desire that "the full power cf NRA" be invoked (o prevent code violations and insist upon compliance with Hie recovery act. The president's letter indicated that the justice department decision against pressing' the Belcher test case was not to be taken any indication of relaxation of NRA. enforcement. The department's statement said dismissal of the appeal wa? bc- ng sought because tile lumber and timber products code was not entirely satisfactory and because several "desirable a it now are pending. The Belcher case had been expected to be the first direct supreme court tcsti of the recovery egislatioi). The ' decision not to press the case was expected to lelav until after congress hud re- 'Iscd the NRA any thorough test of its legality before the supreme "ourt. s Canrffdato { O v Ci'lv Clerk at Municipal Eleclon April 2. Tlir> Courier News was author"0 by Ross Stevens today form- iy to announce his candldacv or the office of city clerk, sub- eel- to the April 2 election. Mr. Stevens asks that his can- idacy be considered on his «!,!!v to give honest, eflicient and erics S SerVi " '" th ° 0fTicc hc \ resident of this ciiv for 28 irs. Mr. Stevens Is well known o local residents. During his esidenre here he rm held re- Donslble oosllions with n. mim- er of business firms and has been mployed as bookkeeper nnd in managerial capacity. His bus- icss experience was preceded by -m'nvn? In bookkeeping and of<•<• management. Mr. Stevens Is an elder of file irst Presbyterian church. Old Age Security Limit Placed at $50 Monthly ^VASHINGTON, Mar. 25 <un- house ways and means cotn- -e today struck out of the MI\C secnrlly bill the provis- enalljng tbp small salaried 'an to buy old age annuities o that lie might have an in;J °r $100 a month when he ;»<w the age ot C5. committee voted a fSO max- -" mnn * overll ™ nt on Well Knowii "Biylheviile Man Announces H i s Candidacy. Making his first race, for. public office, Hairs' Atkins, well known local man, today made formal an- the office of city clerk. Mr. Atkins Is making as thorough a house to house campaign as possible in tlie short time remaining before the election April 2. "I will appreciate the support of my friends and promise to give the office my full and conscientious effort, if elected." Mr. Atkins said. Mr. Atkins traveled through this territory for about 10 years before definitely making his homo here In '1313 and consequently is well known to Blythevllle residents. He lias been in the oil and gasoline business since lie moved here and has kept his own books and records over that period. He believes that he is entitled to the careful consideration of every elector casting hfs vote in [he election. WiH Hold No Hearings on Soviet Recognition WASHINGTON, Mar. 2fi (UP) — Tlie house foreign affairs committee summarilv called oil hear- in»s today on tile Tinfcham reso- ultlon to u-iiSm-.-.-nv American recognition of the Soviet Union. Chairman Sam McRevnolds said Ihe decision was reached when it was learned that Hep. George Tinkham (Rep., Ma*s.) had threatened to make public testimony at the hearings, which were lo be executive. Tinkham Is n member of the committee. He previously had protested asainst holding of executive sessions on the resolution, which called for recognition withdrawn I on crounds the Soviet was insr.trliiiT Communist propaganda In Ihe United Stales. as cast and \s^t, Ihe New Deal Is new and the Old Deal ^ old and never tlie livnin shall meet-not If Herbert. Hoover has to pose to bring them together. The ex-president Is shown here with 1-ranees Perkins, sccrolary of labor, as they met nt the University of California charisr day' celebration, where Hoover ignored a request hat he pose with Mndamc Secretary, after she had smiled nsscnt to Ihe' cameraman. National. Figures Will Speak to Red Cross WASHINGTON. (UP) —Man y outstanding figures in public life will address Ihe national convention of the American Red Cross here on April 8-11. -• Speakers will include: Admiral Cary T. Grayson, Red Cross chairman: Edward C. Elliott, president of Purdue University; Donald U. Recovery Co the ant. former Hampshire. "on on the afternoon of April 19, form? ' ' New York Cotton NEW YOniC.March 20 (UP) — Cotton closed steady.. I /•' open high low close 'ay 1105 1114 1087 1103 uly 1112 1120 1093 1108 Oct. 1070 1081 1052 1(160 Dec . 1079 1030 1061 1079 J an 1081 10U1 1055 1081 March • jpajf Spots closed at 1135, of! 5. New Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS, Mar. 20 (UP) — Cotton closed steady. May July Oct Dec Jan March -— Spots closed steady at 1130. unchanged. ojjen high low 1104 1112 1088 1100 1119 1000 • 1000 1080 1050 1082 loaa 1061 close 1102 1105 1065 1173 9 7-8 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-Robblns Montgomery Ward New York Central Packard Phillips Petroleum Radio Corp .'... St. Louis-San Francisco Simmons Bed Standard of N J Texas Co U. S. Smelting U. S. steel Zonlte 1 7-8 190 1-2 34 1-4 22 1-8 27 1-2 30 5-8 12 3-4 3 3-4 15 5-8 4 3-8 1 7 37 1-2 17 3-8 115 1-2 23 3-8 3 3-4 Chicago Wheat May July open M 3-4 91 3-4 high 94 1-2 92 1-4 low claw 93 3-4 91 5-8 93 3-4 91 3-4 Chicago Corn open high May 17 5-8 78 1-4 July 12 1-2 73 low close 77 6-8 12 1-2 17 7-8 72 7-8 Ohio Recovery Written In Income Tax Returns CLEVELAND (UP) -Northeastern Ohio has rounded the "depression corner" and Is beating Its way back to prosperity, according to the story being written here by 1934 Income tax returns. T ,, Bases Candidacy on His Record in Public and Private Affairs. Oscar Alexander has authorized the Courier News lo make formal announcement of his candidacy for Hie office of city clerk. Mr. Alexander bases his candidacy ror the office on his known ability as a public official, his many- years of experience in public nnd semi-public activities, and his reputation ror dealing fairly and efficiently with duties that have fallen upon him. Mr. Alexander became a resident of Blythevillc in 1921 nnd prior to that time had made hla home In Mississippi county since 1013. He feels that 15 years of experience In . oflice work, such as gin office employment, and his record as a public official, Including the position of police chief, has given him the acquaintance with public and business matters that the office demands. He Is making nn effort to see every voter personally but realizes that in_ the short Unit remaining lie may miss same. Spanish-American War Veteran Dies at Lepanto LEPANTO. Ark—funeral services for Eli A. Newlon, 70, Spanish-American war veteran who succumbed at his home here following a heart attack, were held here Saturday with Rev. I, n Fielder, pastor of the Christian church, conducting the services. Mr. Newton had made his home here for 18 years. He Is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Nevvlon, one step-son. Otis Bell, and one roster daughter. Mrs. W O WimbcrJy. Weather Balloons Like Bad Pennies He'll B c Quick to Rcvob Permit If Law Is jViolat- ie Declares. OMAHA. Neb. (UP)—Tlie local airways weather bureau has recovered 72 of the 78 balloon sound- tug meteogrnphs released In 1932 nnd 1933 and more keep turning »p like bad pennies. The last one received here, according to Director R, V. Lawrence, was discovered In a far southeastern corner of Iowa by tosh U One was found the same day at Iowa, the second a year delphia, Mo. Each of traveled 300 miles, It was estimated, and landed 15 miles apart. e, MTTLB HOCK, Mar, 20 (UP) — Any deviation fioni liquor control rrgiilnltniis will urlm; hn- ini'illnli! rftvocnilDii O f dealers' permits. Revenue Commissioner Karl H. Wiseman warned today. Every iwrmlt Issued Ims bren on the recommendation ;f u,,. or more reputable citizens In communities where the dealers will operate, Wiseman explained. Those recommendations m a y have been mucle til advisedly, he said. 'I may have iiindc mistakes In IssuiiiR some permits," he added, "trot If I have they will be revoked as soon a s I discover tlie error. 1 may even have licensed Eome rormer bootlcgners under the recommendations submitted but r am promising the people of the Etate that when I find It out I will eel those licenses by • force, If necessary, p.nd If It takes every man I have to do II." The permits being issued now expire June 30. By then Wiseman will have lime lo Invesll- cate more thoroughly the licenses first Issued. New permits will not be given, he declared, where regulations of the original licenses have been violated. BFRI 111 Pi FY No Formal Agreement : Reachpcl But British 1 Appear Encouraged, BERLIN, March 2fl. (UP)— The Analo-Gcnnnn conversations < or ncacc In Eiirone ended tonlph without conclusion of a found •mrcemcnl. • i ; Sir John Simon and the British [lelecntlon did. not aupea downhearted. however, and lh> British were represented as convinced that they acted rlqlitlv |r vl c "ing Berlin for the (il.scusslonf The next slei> will lie cotifer •mces ,hv Cantain Anthony Eder (n Moscow. Warsaw nnd Prapi' »nd a meeting nf British nn' "rench del<>«?ntc.<; with Piemtcr Be 'intl Mussolini In Italy. It was honed tlie British reoor' if the Berlin talks would Iwi- "lenr the air and enable the allli" 'o dfclcle upon a course of actlni' Today's cnnfcrenccs were eloui' •d liv nei-man resentment ot lh< 'oiit.»ncliw of four Germans f 'tenth and 83 to prison In the Ins' 'errlton.' of Mcmel, now held h- tliutmln. Monroe Leek Acquitted By Pemiscot Jui CARUTHKHSVII.l.E, Mo.-Moi roe Leek, conslaWe, who kllle John Jones » year ugo, was nc miltted by a jury this afternooi liv ivns cliurgril with murder un miide u plen of .self defense. Court Condemns Four Nazi* Km/No. Lithuania, Mar. 2H (I ")—Four men were sconced I' 'irath tod.iv 'n |.lin court verdlr' nn Cfses nf IS5 Hermans of t> V-mr.] Irrrltrirv. charged wit' motitn- to separate Memcl fron Fi"bti'-three of fl,« dr-fombnt " r "re i"n>n T»rl«nn terms hro n 'i>cm life ImrvrkArmient, TWrtv i"<- \.vre acquitted, most of therr •V'lhs. Thrro fiifpnoert t/i death wer< f oi'nrt puilt." of min-Hrrlng Ooor"- ^^ulK HP Wt* nl'o^ed to hav 'v"»n onn of OIP nlollers—all o' -ri <hc plot (o Lithuanian atith- Germany Bar's Jews from Newspaper Job." RRPUM. Mnr. « (TIPi—Aboii* '.000 "non" editors nm" •wsmnrrmcn tltrotishnul. i.h-- •ountrv liavp rerelwd nollce th^i 'he" n'JII be slrlcl-pn from UK r,\«!oiii>i roster Anril 1. It wo- prned lodav. n * the result of o 'iireencc of nntt-Semltlsm. The aclion Is tantamount to "fflonjr cxmilMon from the news- nw-r nmfes=ton in Germany, Under the law even Arwms 'mar- p'i in non-Arvan.s nre termer! ineligible for newspaper work. Howe Better Torlav , Mar. 2U (UP) — Col. r^ouls McKcnrv Howe, secretary- to Pivsldrnt Roc^i-cU. who ; i»s be«n tlesperalflv in n t the White House, niatnlnlnpd the 1m- provenif-Jit today that he has •shown for the last two days, the White House announced, inputs Slow But Steady Fall En coin-ages Watchers or Levees. Another drop of .2 at a foot a nig Lake brought the stage at the Highway 18 bridge to 240 fee Kxlnyr-tlown A from the flood cres ami the lowest the lake has bcci In n week. A further steady fall | s In pros pect but, it promises to bo slo\ as readings nt the s'lntc line nn< iU Hornersvllle, Mo., this mornlm showed the stnije at both of thos points (town only .2 in 34 hours Encouraged by the lower stag and continued favorable wenlhci engineers in charge of tho flooi light til the lake and along th Little River levees were ncverthe less maintaining- „ vigilant, water About, 250 men are still on Hi lob, patrollng the levees and sand bogging pinecs that show signs o weakness. H, as Is expected, the next 2 hours brings another drop of of a foot ov more, Highway li west of the bridge, over which wa 'or has been flowing for n week will again be dry. Water Is sim pouring throng lie levee break below Ulvervnl in unabated volume-. It Is back 'ng up northward toward cultlvat id lands In Cralghead and Mis •Jsslpnl count |<s but Its progres. u-: so . slow,- lhahno "sorlou,- dams* "Ay.UouH. ••"}.":• . -: ' :,f . .: • *. IN ffi FOR Makes Formal Announce merit of Candidacy Promises Efficiency. Cecil White, a resident of Bly- hevlllo for the past 10 years •way announced his candidacy foi >ie office of city clerk at tin municipal election next Tuesday Mr. White Is well acqualntci •In merchants and business peo ''e of the city m ,d promises i inselentlous and efficient admln- -tratlon of the duties of the of- 'ce If elected. "I have ,'tho utmost respect or the Into Ross Beavers nnc 1 •>v the capable manner in which •e handled the city's clerical af- •*trs," Mr. White sold, "and if tected my aim will be to niakf he same kind of official he was •nown to be." °Iane Crash Victim Found Frozen to Death SENNETERRE, Qllc., Mar. 26 (U •>>-Slanlcy E. Sisco, Montreal lining executive who crashed •orthem Quebec last Tuesday, a= 'ound frozen to death tod.iy two •nd one-half miles from the spot vhere his plane landed. Sisco nnd Capt. Tom WraOiall. Mlot, left Montreal n week ago 'o fly to Amos on an Inspec- 'lon tour of mining properties. They were forced down In nor- 'hern Quebec. They stood by 'heir plane until Sunday when Sisco became impatient and left in foot in an effort to find his "vay to safety. Wrathall, weak from hunger and 'xhaustion, remained near the llano until shortly before he was rescued yesterday. He had then walked two and one-half miles from the plane. Shock of Food Fatal To Man Fasting 62 Days VICTORIA, Texas <UP) — rjn- aunted by the story of a. man vho fasted 60 days, which was ecounted In a book which he cad, Oullermo Guerra. C2, Pla- edo tenant farmer, decided to go Im one belter. After fasting for 62 days he was atisfted. He decided to cat again, nd had his wife prepare some 'ght meals. The shock of food 'as too much- for his system He led three days Jaier. Tfi RELIEF MEI5HOE. dBflEflTEJ! Five Billion Dollar Bill' Is Sent to Conference WitK Senate. WASHINGTON, Mar 2a,YVP>- Tlic house beat .dosui today an $1,000,000,000 sliver inflation rider) i" the $4880,000000 work relief bill and voted to send the me"^ sure to conference with the sen* nlc - {AS,i Tlio lellei vole-dwat 187 to* 78. to send Uie bill' to conference,?? " The victory for admlnlstratldn forces came on adoption of o rule \vhleh avitonmtlcally s6nt the bill to conference without instructions (o the conferees to accept iny of the 31 senate changes in the Wll. Previously on a lest vote the house, 2G.1 to 108, had defeated a move designed (o force immediate house acceptance of the senate bill and complete congressional action on it. ' ' 'nils action came after a 'conference of house Democrats, called (by silver bloc leaders voted unanimously to foicc a shondown vote 6n accepting the senate draft so that Ihe measure could be- sent at once to the president. The conference was attendee! by 13 Democratic members All favored accepting senate amendments to the rellel hill The majority were inflationists anxious for retention of the . Thomas $1,000,000,000 silver inflation amendment. Rep, Martin Dies (Dem, Tex) warned that unless the house accepted senate amendments and refused to send the bill to conference the measure would be de- , la\ed, al'. least another month " ' ^Warnings llmt the till faceff^ {(residential ^eto'imltil the Itiom- as .silver rider Is taken out In conference strengtnened 'today. The inflation rider was,written Into" the bill last Saturday." It_i\>ja expected .'that,the rider Would be eliminated In conference *,"*' " Hopkins With Roosevelt Aboard'.Roosevelt. Special, en route to Jacksonville, Fla, March 20. (UP)—The administration's $4,98-1,000,000 work relief program cn- sagcd the full attention of President Roosevelt today as he sped, southward to begin a 'vacation In Florida waters. Mr. Roosevelt had with him' Har•y Hopkins, federal emergency rc- 'lef director, to discuss salient'fea- tures of. Hie program that' has 'or Its objective the re-employment of mor» fhan 3000.000 meri. Hopkins, observers believe, will, be the second In command In the irtmlnlstration of this latest re-' covery effort, now near authori- sation after weeks of bitter, senate debate. Hopkins will leave the •^residential party nt Jacksonville •uid continue to Miami for a va- •atlon. Intercedes in Quarrel;.' Receives Knife Wound LEPANTO, Ark.—J. B. Stock- Ion, farmer on the Oliver Staten •)1antatlon southwest of Lepsmto was rushed to the Baptist hospl- al In Memphis with knife wounds n the abdomen, allegedly InflicU, d by And Guln, farmer on the' ome plantation. Stockdon told of- Icers that he had interceded In ehalf of his son who was quar- eling with Guln. when the Jati er struck htm with a knife Guln -as brought In for questioning, ana •as allowed to make a $1,000 peace' ond In Squire W. O. Thurrnan's ourt pending the outcome of "tockdon's condition. Lepanto Negro Slain LEPANTO, Ark.-Will Bowles, egro employe or the city fester works, was shot to death Sat- rday night by another negro as e sought to Intervene in a fight" *twecn his assailant and a. com- anion. officers arc searching for he negro murderer. WEATHER ARKANSAS — Cloudy, thunder- lowers tonight and Wednesday. Varmer In extreme northeast boron tonight. Mempliis and Vicinity—Probably lowers tonight and Wednesday, tghtly warmer. The maxlmiim temperature here yesterday was <&>, minimum 61 partly cloudy, according to Samuel F. Norrls, official weathei -observer, ' i ,

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