The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 27, 1935 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 27, 1935
Page 8
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PAGE- EIOftT "• (ABE.) COURffift Charge landlords Withhold U. S. Checks and Make Excessive Charges iiv TKD n. MAI,or United Press Stuff Cnircspoliiltnl LITTLK UOCK. Ark., March 21 (UP)—Commissioner of l.aljor I'M I. MoKinley is trying to detorjr.iiw just how far-reachlnf; n sliilp supreme court decision in {he slrarecroppi'r-hinilowiir-r controversy over AAA rot tan reduction contracts will be. The high court refused to c-njnln a 1'oinsctt couny landowner from evicting tenants before tlu-y liud started crops. The landowner contracted with the AAA to reduce cotton acreage. Some tenants lie had negotiated with previously to raise cotton were not. neuded, the landowner maintained, under his reduced acreage contract. He evicted them before work uv;un on tin; new crop. Many Claim Viutations McKinley is womlfiiib! if DII; opinion aiiyht also cxU'nd to cases where work liml actually .started on crops. He 1.000 complaints of sharecroppins riyiiiiist, landowners for alleged violntions of AAA contracts. The sharecroppers claim the plantation own'jis refused lo share the government checks for land kept out f cultivation, or that landowners coerced tliein Into slgnini! w:\lvc-rs to their part of the checks. Secretary nf A^riciiltmc Wallace has returned .several of the cases to McKinley suggesting he contact county acreage control committees of the AAA and attempt settlement through them. McKinley has gone directly to the, landowners, contacting the coinmiiliH'.s where complaints were niiftlnst the committees tliemselve-s, he said. The commissioner of labor takes his authority fur intervention, in act 280 of the 1923 legislature au- thorising him to u-ssisl in collection of unpaid wa^es np lo S'Jufl. Complaints of the tenants arrive daily. Two of them are indicative: II. B. Brown of Ixmoke county said' he had .rented 215 ncrcs ol land from n plantation -owner since 1928.'giving a fourth of the cotton raised as rent. Under the AAA DO. acres of his tract were retired rand the landowner ''refuses to give mo any of the rental money" from the government. Itemized Statement Refused He bought work stock, implements • inn! provisions from the plantation owner mid gnve the latter n..moiign<;c on them. He has ; paid interest on the notes annually (or .seven years, he said. Last fall lie'giinied 52 bales of cotton that sold for 14 cents a pound, amounting i oabout S3.G40. The landowner sold the' cotton, kept all tlie money anil has never given Brown an Itemized - r statement of What he lias Vjcert'charged with. .1. B. anc!-. IX Allen, brothers, complained 'tisamst the mine plan- tatlon owner. They took 184 acres under nil agreement to give corn and hay land They charged they were coerced Into signing a waiver at planting lime on ill! acres of llieir lund the owner had rented to llu? government. They ruLwd BO acres of cotton, gliilng 13,000 iMtinJs. The owner look The cotton and come 3.000 pounds of cotton exemption oer- lilleates as due on account for which he refused to give an Hem- l/ed statement, the owner did not, however, make them pay cash renl on |ln> land used for corn and hay. ('barges Excessive McKinley pointed lo another complaint on which partial settlement, had been made. The landowner gave the complaining tenant mi Honked statement after the labor commissioner Interceded. Mi.'Klnley called attention of the landowner to apparent excessive charges for provisions.' In Murch and April last year the landowner charged the tenant 51.25 for a 2-Hxmml wick of'.'Hour, 10 cents a irannd for sugar, ip'to CO cents for a 2-l-pouml sack' of corn meal, 10 cents for a pound of rice and 20 cents n gallon for kerosene to burn In lamps. Cash and carry stores In JMUe Hock advertised the same months 24- pound sacks of standard brand Hour at 8(i und 89 cents and less than five cents <•].<! to -l.Q) a pound for siiijiir. Other things Compared similarly. Under (lie comparative figures the- landowner was taking 28 lo 81 percent as a carrying . charge . on accounts at the plantation commissary. Indian Artist Paints Murals in Oklahoma ANADARKO, Okla. IUP)-Steve Mo]ioi>e, Klowu Indian arllst, has completed two mural 'paintings which arc attnrcting much attention in Oklahoma . The murals depict a Iniltulo and a Kiowu Indian dance. : Brilliant, anihonllc Indian col- orinu and a "primitive" two-dl- me-mlonnl style made famous by Indan artists charactcrl/c the paintings. Recent pictures by M'opope. hung in the Field Artillery Museum at Fort sill, nrc symbolical religious scenes Inspired ijy the liallve American church anil by Indian war dunces. $13,000,000 Span Over Mississippi Near Completion A marvel of engineering, this SIWOO.OUO bridge over the Mississippi river, two miles above New Orleans, will be completed by November, saving long delay now encountered In ferry service. Unusual fenltmt is that, while the. main structure ot the .span is only .G7 mile In length, its approaches from east iind west respectively are 1.02 and 2.19 miles. This .provides an easy grade for trains of 1.25 per cent und for vehicle,'; of '4 per cent to reach a span high enough for^occan vessels to' pass beneath. In the rljdil luickgr id, may be seen tlie'..apnroache.s, lh,e upper one for trains, the lower for highway Iraf- flc..-.-The bridge Is the only, one ovor.llii: Mississippi lielow Vicksburg. i Key West Puts Ban On Outboard Motors KEY WEST, Ha. (UP)-The city council Ims taken another step to preserve this qualm Island city as a unique ana milet resort place for visitors. Key West is surrounded by water—either thai of the Gulf, or Atlantic—but, its waters are not for tin. 1 outboard motorist who may disturb the peace. The city council pasced an ordinance prohibiting use of outboard motors "In the waters ol the harbor of Key West and waters surrounding the municipality of Key West." The ordinance prohibits sucti outboard motors, or the like having an attainable speed of more than 2,000 revolutions per minute. automobile last October and spent three weeks In n hospital. He proposes that a provision be inserted In traffic regulations which would give the bearer of a white cane the tight of way at an Intersection. WEDNESDAY, 3JARCH 27, 1935 Mall Course in Plumbing UALETGH. H. C. (IIP)—A correspondence course in plumbing Ims been added lo studies made available by the extension department of North Carolina Slate collegr. Seven assignments are Included in the course, giving .the student instruction In basic plumbing principles and general regulations. Sea Cnplaln Slakes ]( ugs PAIRHAVEN, Mass. <Ut>)_ Cap .- tain Edward M. Ellis' hobh y " t s making hooked nigs. He busies himself at this task dnlly in hu home, only a ston?'r. '.throw irooi where lie was Ijorn '13 years ago. At ID hi- will to sea and retired only a few yean; since. STAiR OAURRR SHOP First Class Work Just back of Kirby's On South Second SI, nllJB. II. C. IIALSELL, Prop. Riverman, 94, Goes to Meet "OTJHan River" CIALLIPOLIS, O. (UP)—Captain Thomas Martin, 94, oldest retired river captain along the upper Ohio, is dead. He was known by rivermen on almost all the navigable rivers of Ihc nation. He had been on river boats practically all his life. Seventy years ago, Martin wns on the side-wheel packet Rebecca, when she struck a bridge pier at Purkersourg, w. Va., and sank. During the Civil War he served on wooden gunboats, Most of his sel- vicc • was 'on the Ohio, between Pittsburgh and Cincinnati. !((jtlli> Allied .ModiIT H K ANACO11TES, Wash.: (UP)—Crop reduction days arc over, decided a matronly hog owned by William Symonds. So she gave birth to 17 youngsters. Symonds supplemented their diet with bottle fare. The spw provided, Itiblc room for only California State, training ship of California Nautical, school, ''• ' tails for Hawaii, April i.' If the : I legislature' provides ssullicieiit Slate Training Hliii] lo Sail I money, It • will continue':to China SAN F11ANCIBCO (UP) — The I with' Its cadets. "White Cane" Crusade ' May Aid Invalids ; , WASHINGTON. (IJP)—John .D. Van 'Sanl; : 51-year-old street vendor, has embarked upon a "white cane" crusade 'lp 'protect incapacitated persons : from being Injured . In traffic. . '. • Van S'ont Is crippled and almost totally blind. 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