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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, November 30, 1937
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOLUME XXXIV—NO. 21S. Blythevllle Courier BlytheviU* Herald TOE DOMffiTAMT NEWSPAPER OP NOKTHKAST ARKANSAS AND 8OOT1IEAST MISSOURI Blythevllk! D»Uy 'News Mississippi valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUKSDAY, NOVEMBKK :W, 1<m SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTi Jap anese RJK ' Japanese Also Seize Two Italian Tugs; Protests Are Lodged SHANGHAI. Nov. 30. <UR>— Javanese naval forces today seized the American on'iied steam tug. Feit- injr, hnulc-d doivn its American nag and threw the Hag into 1112 muddy Whmiepoo liver. They: also soly.ed two lugs Hying Italian flags. It w:is the first time tl"> Japanese had touched an American flag, although they had boinfjrd pclnts flying the siar.-j and stripis. Steam Away With frits '('he American vessel was sel'/ecl at Die. Kinleeyuim wharf, !a Hie French concession. The Japanese rrmovccl from the bridgchduso n sign Indicating its •, American ownership, .struck members of the Chinese crew with Hie sign :incl ^teamed downstream. It svas reported thnt United States Consul General c. E. Gauss registered a itrong protest with Japanese authorities after which he made a fornial report lo Ihe stale department in Washington. It was understood that the Halton embassy also protested lo ihe .Japanese authorities, who promised an Investigation. .Tow Boats Tasl Warships The. Japanese lowed the American .and Italian tugs past rlie United States cruiser Augusta and the -Italian warship Monte Cuccoli) without ^Incident. —'Ijhe-American tufe was the prdp- •crfy of the. William Hunt' Interests, which were understood to be the largest American Investment* hi'China, with the exception of telephone. and. utilities interests The Hunt interests were said tr be greater than: the Chinese, own-' td; China Merchants- Steamship company, in which the Hunt war understood to havi purchased control prior to-the hostilities. United States consular authorities regarded the tiig lesltlmate American property. •-. ; An attempt to gain possession of the Enoch Chapel negro Methodist church on Highway 18. near Ihe Gateway store, resulted In the arrest of Mrs. Ola Wiltoforil, who will be given a hearing Thursday' In municipal court on a charge of disturbing public worship. Mrs. willofort, who claims she own-: tlie church properly by virtue of u stale lax deed, moved her furniture Into Ihe, building late yesterday after removing the church equipment, 'officers said. When the negro congregation members went to services last night they found Mrs. Willoford preparing to go to bed In the chinch niidltoilutn. Officers, who investigated, placed her in Jail hut she was released on bond this morning. She tald officers siie Iitut acted on advice of her attorneys. Officers said that she did not show them any proof that she had a deed lo the property. Mis. Willoford is known lo have obtained lax deeds to properly here. Murray New Member Of State Planning Board •LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 30 (UP)- Ooy. Carl E. Bailey today announced appointment of Donald Murray, Jonesboro publisher-, as a member of the state planning board. Murray nils the vacancy created two months ago by resignation of T. J. Gaughan, Camden attorney. • KU'eu) YOU] o%> ~"\ BOB BURNS There ain't no question 'bout it —a mari is a pretty noble being. He'll put up with pret' near anything at home and slick It out because lie realizes that his wile Jest can't get along without him. I'll ftiever forget the lline my Uncle little came to my house with a suitcase in his hands and he says "Robin. I Jest can't live with my wlfo another day." He said "I've stood her selfishness for 2s years, and now I'm leavin'." He said "After I'm gone, 1 want yon to go over and (ell tier, but break It to her gently—I know she loves me and If you tell her suddenly, the shock will probably kill'her!" Well, I went over to his hou« and there was Aunt Puney, slttln' on the front porch. When 1 told her Uncle Okie had gone, she Jumped lo her feet and says "You mean he ain't comln' back?" I nodded and she wheeled and started Into the house. I grabbed her by the ami and I says "What* your Imrry, Aunt Puney?—You ain't gonna do tiolh- In' desperate, are you!" 8he said "For Goodness Sskes, Nol Now I'm going In and make u pot O f coffee the way I like 111" Takes Possession 01' Negro Church, to Jail T. R. Robertson Dies 22 Days After Highway Accident Occurs Thomas R..'- Robertson,'' Armprel farmer, died at tlie Blythevllle 'icspltal at 3:30 o'clock this morn- Ing, 22 days after lie. had b«en Injured In an nntbtnoblle accldenL Funeral services will be'held at the Cobb Funeral Home "Wednesday afternoon, .two o'clock, when the Her. Harmon Holt will con- juct the. riles. • Pallbearers will be: C. C. Lang-r ston. D. R. Garner, Bert Ross, rack Jackson, Martin Panke'y and OH Haney. Both Mr.-and Mrs. Robertson were/injured when their car was struck by a truck near- Holcomb, Mo., as they were enroute to Pop- inr Bluff lo visit relatlvea. yvt Ihe time It was believed neither was iriltcally injured but an Infection developed In Mr. Robertson's badly fractured knee. He also had scalp wounds. Mrs. Robertson, who had a broken arm nnd severe scalp wounds, was able, to leave the hos- ollal two weeks ago.. Their son nnd daughter. Estelle. two. and Lawrence. U, who were on the back seat ot • the car. were only slightly Injured but the car was badly damaged. Mr. Robertson, who was born near Haytl, Mo.. 51 years ago, had lived In Mississippi county for 30 years. For a number of years he bad farmed land near Armorel which was owned by his sister, Mrs. R. L. Roberts of this city. He Is also survived by daughter. Mrs. Esther Morgan, of here, and two sons, Leon and l^iwrencc Robertson, also of Blythevllle. FEDE! Ill SHIES] E d Rooscvcll jj r g e s Drastic Curtailment 0 [ Road Builcling Expenditures WASHINGTON, NOV. 30 <up>In his .second special message hi two days President Roosevelt mik- ed Congress today to cuilall dras- Ucnlly federal expenditures on road building as a part ot his attempt lo balance next year's budget. lie recommended action tit, the special session fov spreading obligations already Incurred over 1939 und 1940, cancellation of 1939 /Kl- eral aid to states mid limitation of such aid lo not move than $125.000.000 & year, beginning In 1940. Speedy acllon is necessary, the president, said, because the highway act provides thnt tender to slates of $210,500,000 for tile 1939 fiscal year be made before January 1st. two dtiys before the regular session. Pointing out that the federal government has contributed Jl - «0,OOfl,OCO for highway purposes In ihe past five years, Mr. Roosevelt stressed the "necessity for taking definite steps to reduce expenditures for the purpose" of seeming u balanced budget." Specific Recommendations To effect lids reduction lie recommended that congress: 1. Provide for the cancellation of llie 1939 authorisations of $214,-' 003,000 prior lo January 1. 2. Spread appropriation 'of 5200,000,000, already . ajfpreprlHled to states for the 1938 fiscal year, over the 1938 and 1940 budgets: 3. Limit lo not more tlisti $12S,- 000,000 all public roads authorizations for.the fiscal year 1940 and for en ell at the next few succeeding, years. ' ' Mr. Roosevelt asked congress to give consideration "to a provision In the .highway law" requiring federal aid "regardless of.the availability of, appropriations fov their payment and the fiscal* out.- (cok for the treasury, 1 ; "This mandatory provision," he said, "completely ties the hands of the executive an to the amount of roud funds to be Included In -.he budget for. any fiscal year." Injured Seriously When Store CeiKng Collapses 1 UTTLE ROCK. Nov. 30. fUP) —W. O. Taylor, 31, assistant manager of Walgrefn dnig store here, was injured seriously today when a section of (he store's celling collapsed. It was the second lime in recent vvctks that a section of a building had collapsed litre. ROBBERS, RECOVER $13,285 AmericanOwned Tug Boat \ew Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS, Nov. M. (UP) open high low close Dec ....... 809 814 804 80-1 Jan ....... 8031) ...... go>b Mar. ...... 810 818 808 303 "•fry ...... 812 8ia 810 810 July ...... 810 821 810 Sly Ccl ........ 816 821 810 Slfib SixUs close clqulet at 810. of! 5, New York Cotton open 1 high low close 19Z 799 18!) 785 792 COO 191 791 796 .80S 795 79.) 803 814 60\ 8&2 BOG 814 805 B05 812 813 808 808 Spots closed quiet at 804, oft fi. Stock Prices & T ................. 140 Anaconda Con Assoc D O . Beth Steel ............ Boeing Air .............. 23 7-8 Chrysler ................ 571-2 Coca Cola ................ 112 1-3 In Bohemia peasants believe that plucking embers from the Christmas fire and throwing them Into the wells Is a certain •afeguard against drouth and famine In their country. 2 1 kopptiny Zryi ' Gen Elec 42 1 Gen Mot 35 5. Int Harvest 63 {• Montgomery Ward , 35 N Y Central 19 Packard 51. Phillips Pel 40 Radio 7 ]. >ns 24 1-4 Socony Vnc 15 l Std Oil N J / W Texas Corp 39 IT S Smelt 60 What's Eating This Guy: ^ ** _ ,/ Help! Help! And the cameraman stands there thing about 1(1 the monster's "Jiuvs" Is In no danger monster I without doing any- whose legs protrude from a mechanic working in the nose of a new Nortliwesl .Always transport, called the fastest the world and cnpaW pt iideiitify Who Died In Jail! As James Boniier The prisoner found dead in the city jail . yesterday ihprhlng lias been Identified as James Bonner, 62-year-old cotton picker, who liad been making his hoins- in the Lost Cane, community: since early fall. Apparently, no one In this sec- lion knows of tiny relatives. Bon- Jier went • lo the Little River Jcc- Uon from Batesvllle, Ark,, where he said ho lived "after being chased out by the high -writer". He btul been living at the home of I. N. wnilBms' while picking cotton. Bonner wns arrested by police when they found him . wandering In the down town section Sunday night, apparently drunk. He was placed In 'jail pending trial and when the Jailer went fflr him yes, terday hi; was dead. No Inquest was held. Just what will be done will! (lie remains has. not been decided. The body Is at the Cobli Funeral Home where It was vlt=wed by many persons before Identification was msde this morning. iise as n bombt'r In wsi'tlmo. (Maud Mr. Illaml Has Job Tlial'il Tax His 'Palioiic-?. I.ll.UTK KOCIC, Nov. 30, (Ul'j -J. 11. niriml, Williuit Hldgo publisher, who bccomrs pih'iiln KfL Veui Moore, Rogers Hotel Coffee Shop Operator- And Farmer Arrested !-''N slide house office, "I inn uolnt; lo cdiool lo(l:i\ boys, lo leiirn the ropes at the of- lice." In- told ncwspnurrmiiu. "Af- 'ti'i- I ml .slurled I'll, .wo tvhnl I can A dish out In the w ay ol news. 1 ' lllnmt, iidrr noshif; for plio tojnipliei'K. Mild his weekly noiv.'i- |mi:c>r in Wnlniit Hldue would bi operated by Mrs.'Bland, llu denied llml ho would dispose of Ihe publication uml move to ut- \\a Hock. Cause Of Explosion Costing <Lif ( y Of Mrs." Tom I 1 Iceman Mystery Mrs. Ruby Uniblrre Fireman, 30-yrar-old wlff of Tain ncoiiinn of Munlln, died at Iho niythrvllli) ]>tlnl lit 3:30 o'clock Oils inom- fiom burns received wlicii Her wjis destroyed by fire shortly lie- fore noon yeslc-rday. 1'unwiil iervlccR will be held at the Mniilta Dnntlsl church Wednesday ufternoon, two o'clock; mid burial win b« mado at the Ma-1 nliu cemetery. The en use of thu explosion, which resulted In Mrs. Plceman's death will remain n mystery. Mrs. Fla-man (old relatives. ufU-i' lho| act'lileiil, thai she poured trnctoi' filt-1 oil into Ihe slovo to slart 11 fli'f, which WHS first believed lo liavc been (he ca'use of llio explosion. Later, It «•«,, remembered G rea t lV( a : (1 f, thnt she was Ironing with n. B aso- ' X7 lJl .', lum i ' ' Hue Iron and llie theory wna ad- ' ' vanccd tliut thin might |, av( . caused the explosion. Two Manila youllis, James Fowler tind Bill Thompson Jr., rescued Mrs. Fleeiiwn. Tliey weve passing Ihe Fleenmn house in n car when Ihey noticed (ho smoke They Investigated and found Mrs Fleemnn. whose clothing wan nltame, practically overcome by the Fanner Makes Discovery; Third .Occupant Near Death From Deadly Gas HELENA, Ark., Nov. 30 (UP)-- Tbc bodies of Ooorgo Blair, of West Helena, and an unidentified v:oman were found In a car, utout 15 miles from here, today by a farmer. Coroner ,1. W. Nlcholls, who Investigated Ihe deallis, relumed a verdict of death by carbon monoxide poisoning. He said they had been dead about five or six 305-a hours 'when found and that rigor 8 mortis hud set fn. 501-2 A third occupant of the cnr, Jnm " Belth. also of West Helena, W ' 1S unconslcous when found. He brought to a hospital here In Osceola Man Head- Of Os: ceola District Farm Program Committee K. O. Bryan, of Osceola, was elected chairman of tlie South Mississippi County committee of the farm program, by the .community chairman wlio were' eleclcd In a series of meetings held -last week. Other m e in hers of the county group, selected by Hie community chairmen, were: Jim P. Tompklns. of Burdelte, vice chairman; E. B. Chiles, of Pecan Pciut, with, R. {f. Robinson, of Kciser, us alternate. Community chairmen elected were: Luxorn— p. o. Anders, chairman; R. c. Langston, vice chairman; L. W. Walters wllh M. C. Cooke as alternate. ^urdette — Jim F. Tompklns, cliainnan; B. T. Segravcs, vlc« chairman; H. 0. Weathers, with] J, E. ''Dtivls as alternate. Joiner— E. B. Chiles, chairman; W. B, Burkett, vice chairman; C. W. f-rlend, with J. B. Wilson as allernale. West Ridge— J. .T. , Lee, chairman; Henry Scrlveiidcr, vice chairman; A. W. Webb, wllh W. H. Ingram as alternate.. Frenchman's Bayou— L. E. speck, chairman; A. s.. Catclilngs, vice chairman; Allen Muslck, with August Hughes as alternate. , Etowah— Rufus Clay, chairman; M. R. Slsco, vice chairman; O, P, Byrd. wilh W. 3. cockerham as alternate. Osceoln— B. C. Bryan, chairman; E. S, Driver, vice chairman; God frey L. Will <is alternate. Kciser— R. II. Robinson, chairman; W. M. Taylor, vies chairman; James Woociard. nith J. W. Hall BS alternate. Whlllon— Frank Dcen, chairman; J. A. Pceney, vice chairman. Carsoni-i^ ^ Cramer, chairman; J. v. Weslbrook, vice chairman; J; c. Klrkpatrlck, wllh B. E. Ross ns alternate. Dycss— J. E. Terry, chairman; A. I, King, vice chairman; C. V. Coe, with Vernon Henry as alter- E. Grain, chair- smoke as slie was groping -her way lo the • front door.' Floyd Pleemnn, a brother of Mr Fl«l)Xan^also : 5U> 'UwAsmokc troin nearby mid rushed 'lo .llie lioiisd ns"(]io lioys were carrying (ho injured woman to their car. Tliey took, lier to Manila where she was liJawd In an ambulance -for tlie Irlp to the hospltn-1. Mrs. Flcema-n was badly..burned from (he. waist down " and also about, (lie'arms and face but was conscious last night. No hope was given, for her recovery .after physicians examined her Injuries. Besides Mr. Fleeman, Mrs Plee- nmu u. survived by a daughter, Kiuhryn, mid a son,' Benny, who were at school at Ihe time, and live sisters, Mrs. Clayton Wilson and Mrs. Sam Fleejntin bulh of Lcnclivllle. !fowari( and 'Iliomnson Utider- foitipany is In charge of funeral 'arrangements. I.enislators' \Votda. Cosily VICTORIA B. C. (UP)-A ninth- ematlclah lit the parllnmenlary press gallei-y here has figured that every word spoken by a member of the legislature caste the tnx- payor H cents. Much Better, Thank You! .4 a serious condition. John Howard, fntmcr, who found the bodies, snld the aiotor of llie car was running and the heater was operating. Howard .8 broke a glass to get Into the locked en r. HONOLULU- CUP)—Hawaii will — •8 celebrate early next year the 37th anniversary of its llnkliiK to the United States' by a 2,413-mlte-long train-Pacific cable system from Dec. - U S' Steel 55 3-8 San Francisco to Honolulu, nate. Wilson— John . , man; D. Ohlcndorf, vice chairman; P. O. Craig, wilh W. E. Hloffle as alternate. Dec. May Chicago Wheat open high low close 901-2 911-2 895-3 G92-4 891-4 003-4 891-4 691-2 Chicago Corn open high low close 511-4 525-8 513-4 513-4 May 66 S63-8 053-8: .553-8 •T • ' „-----k lve .lentalivc Recognition lo Colony Demand LONDON, Nov. :«). (UP)-Cli'tiii BrHnlu cmd Frniicc were umler- slootl loday to be prepnred lo rcc ounlue, In principle, Adolf HlllqrV "rights" to colonies In cKclunw for u Gortmui utinrnuty to sub scrlbo to Eiironcnn security. At Die Urinlnntlnn of AiiRlo French discussions an inulhorlta- 4ve Bourcc reported Hint statesmen of bolh tmtbiis favnr solution of, tho.colony .flemllon by:;oro- tillon f an Intnrnnflonftl lerHlorla' Powers holding Lfa^iio 'of ^^a lions mandnles would nmlrtbnti (o (ho pool which would l:e if fnrod to Hlllcr for exploitation. However, "there must bo still considerable study" of Iho proposil the- informnn tsald. . , The entire .question wns said If bo linked : wlfli general European fcciirlty nnd; progrca 1 ! depends entirely on iviiftt. Kunraiilces Oer- ninny offers. Tlie n'oxl move.' liinrefore, ap- pritrc'd to bi^ up' to Illlier. At the termination of the talk; bolh delegations 'issued communi- que. 1 ;, Premier Cnmll|e chautcmiv of rVanc'c declaring that the act- man colonial demand;;* musl bf considered in consultallon wllh other countries nnd not by firl- Inln nnd I*ranco nloiic. Lola Fay Booker, 13, Succumbs Early Today tola Fay Booker, 13-yenr-olt' IJinplitrr of-Mr. und Mis, W. W Booker, dlEd at llio family homi ICO East Sycamore street, nl 3:M o'clock this morning. Death followed a six-tlr.ys Illness from pne'j- monln. The Rev. W, O. Slngielerry. pa'.—• —"•o""---««jt i*"* nguui^t llUiUIL Lxtlll ii- of flic Full Gospel church, will missed by the state 5ilducl servlcf."; nl. Ido pimrrh :. i:...- . •:•--.. conducl servlcw at tlie church Wednesday altcrncon, a:30 o'clock and bnrlnl < v -li| be made at Maple drove, cemelery. Pallbearers v.-lir be: Fay Austin Pete Trantlmm. Coy Cioodsoii, Rov Hantllcy, Cluy Collier and Joe Cnv- n ey. Flower eivls will he: Ruby Collier. Mary '.Louise Stimfleld. Vivian Brock. Dorothy Holt, -Bernice Bitttdstuc-l and . Beotrlcc iiroatl- stirct. lier parents from I.ska City nine your:; ngo, wns n member ct Ihe grade in Junior high — man und n 'farmer, who learned yesterday to rob the Oitl- '.ens Bank hero of more than' $13,- )0l). were returned today by- de- ^nilinvnt of justice agents, who :nptureil them at their homes during ho nlnlit ' < 1iu> pikoneis weiu Voin Moore, 10. who operates llie coffee chop In tliu Karris hotel at Rogers, Ark,, liii'Best hotel In northwest A.iKansas, and 'Archie: Holbrook, 10, a funnei, of While win' sprlnRilale. J.ool Is . . . Fedei nl ugcnt'i said U\e men confessed nnd Ihey recovered JI32B5 of the loot from Holbrook'o bain The bank had reported $14,434ia taken; by the robjjiers >Ut thu man saltl Ihey had put all Dm loot, together In tho barn: MOOIB also owned coffee shops n Upilngdalt), Aik. and Muikojee, Oln. anil wns engaijed U\ a ctiltio business Tliat latter" el}* led to lib, acquainianco HU Holbrpok. Tlio Citizens bonk here ls/;the flnaiiclnl Institution for most cattle men In thk aiea and Moore and llolbiook had transacted busineso nftci hauling cattle to Urn market. Federal agents said the prisoners told how they had wrik'iicd itclivUtes about Uie bank .Did noted that Monday was o big business dny. biupccti "Home Talent" Chief of Police Pat Rsddklc at ..oners was said to have" received Ihe first clue that led to Jioore tlie .. alter deciding that robbery' was perpetrated 'by' "homa talent" anrt then question- Inii pollen characters !n hl-5 town. Kcileial ugenU from.vOklahoinB- City. Kansas City and TtUsa aided Rouei-s police In their capture A pick up truck that the robbers stole, after wrecking tlielr own innclilJic, was recovered. Negro Slayer Ordered Held To Criminal Court 1 • ''' • ' • — *t Jlmtnlo R"adkln.5, who Is charged with the murder of another negro, Ezra clemons. \sas ordered held to await (lie action of circuit court and his bond was set -at $2500 In .municipal.court this morning, He had not mude bond "at noon.' • ' Mndkins Is alleged to have..fd? tally wounded Clemons when he shot him Sunday afternoon In front of the Qaleway s(*rc as Hie climax to an argument 6ver 528 Madklns owed demons. Jessie James Jones, negro, who wns arrested Saturday, afternoon, when he attempted to cash a , which had been raised frocn S7.60 to S87.SO, was bound oyer«to await the action of circuit court. He .was.-returned lathe county Jail. A charge of fissault and battery against Nolan Lambert WBS" flls- Jim Stotter forfeited a-bond oC $27.25 on a similar charge. Tn-o were tried for public ctruni. eiiness,.' : Lions Hear and See , s Safety Drive features The program"nt"thc' Lions clu> luncheon held :at the Hotel Nobls today was in.cooperation wllh tte I.oln F«y. «ho cnme here with -fate safety drive. ;A phonograpWo Minus tlie famous Roosevelt smile but apparently recovered from iha teeth nnd digestive troubles that co.iflned him to the Whllo House recently, President Hocsevelt facts the camera for tlie first lime in several wests on leaving Washington, n. c., for a llshlrig trip In florida wattrs. seventh school. Resides her parents she Is survived bv Ihree sisters, Mrs. Ever- (tt collier. Ethel nnd Mabel Jewell Collier, of .here, and two brothers. J. w, ami Jlmmic Ray, uljo of here. Other relatives Include her grandmother. Mrs.' S. T. Beits, of Jotif.storo, wlo came over lo bo with her. Hanna Funorab Home is In charge of funeral arrangements Youth Hostels Extend Across Pennsylvania PHILADELPHIA (UP)-Modeled after (he Youth Hostels of Europe, there- is a series of 10 hostels ranging from. Philadelphia west to the Manada Gap and 'the, Appalachian trail for the- enjoyment of citizens who wish . lo become "autumn vagabonds." Icctiire. with Illustrated slides, fur. nlshed by the American Leglpv and sponsored by Ihe state highway department, was given. The members made plane (cr Ihe ladies' night dlnrcr to be held Thursday, Dec. 9,.i.- the Blua Room of the Hotel. Because', oj Ihe dlnner.j there wlIJ J^ no luncheon meeting next weeS. Dr. Tom Mahali was a guest b! lh« club tocfay. Thlrly seven members were present. WEATHER Arkansas—Fair, HtUc change '1ft temperature tonight and Wednesday. .-!'...••' Memphis and vlclniaty—I*alr tonight, Wednesday partly cloudy and colder; lowest temperature to night, 30 to'34. The maximum temperature here yesteixlay was 60, minimum JO, . clear, according to £«muel P. Nor* Us, official weather otwemr, -,

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