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SerCe'd by flte United Press BEPEHEVTCEE OJORIEK '1*11 T? IICVMI W A M'i* XHUUOlt * t <t*Ti rM-l kmTinnt.-i t f,.., .,-._- . . . «-^^fc«^W «^H* ^h* THE DOMINANT NKWRI'APEIl OP NORTHEAST AUKAN3AM AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XXXII—NO. 13 Blythevnio Courier Blythovlllo Bally News Blytliovllle Herald Mississippi Valley rend HOME EDITION BLYT!1KVM,I,K, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, APRIL 1, 1935 ARK ^SAS TAX RE SING7,K COPIRS FIVE CENTO i Urges Molding of Public Sentiment to Sec. Violators Punished t Whole-hearted support of the new state liquor law was urged by Circuit Judge Neil Kiltongh of Wynne this morning in opening the two weeks term of circuit criminal court here today. In his charges to both the grand Jury and the petit jury Judge Killough asked for an honest and earnest effort at enforcement of the new law permitting legal sale of liquor to see if conditions that existed under "bone . dry" laws could not be alleviated with the advent of the new law permitting but regulating sales. Old Excuse Is Gone. Judge Killough reminded the Jurors that no person would now be able to fall back an. the old claim, often resorted to in prohibition days, that "bone dry" laws prevented a man from exercising ; ,,h.ls. so-called constitutional' right ''to eat or drink what he pleased. Judge Kiltough said that "no one wants the return of the old saloon days" and explained that the "package sale" law now in effect Is modeled after Canadian laws which have been eflected for Koine time. Many members of the legislature who voted for the liquor sale law while dr.vs or opposed to drinking themselves did so in the belief that proper control of liquor will bring about better conditions than continuance of the effort at absolute prohibition. 'Judge Killough declared in asking that, Jurors make ah honest attempt to enforce the law and mold jjubllc qpinlorv behind. It. Public Drunkenness Statutes-"" Strict enforcement of public drunkenness statutes, which In various forms, cover most of the Interference with the rights of others by drinkers, will do much to bring about a safe and''secure control, Judge Killough stated. He urged jurors io fall in linejbehlnd law enforcement offleers'In seeing that liquor laws are strenuously enforced. While the present term of court may be too soon after the enactment of the legal sale statute for any violations to be brought to the attention of the i grand jury. Judge Killough urged the jury that if such cases were presented that they be dealt with with a zeal to sec that liquor law enforcement measures up to en, forcement of other laws. Judge Killoiigh's appearance on the bench here today was his first 'yince n recent illness caused him receive treatment at a Memis hospital. His remarks on the lew liquor law In his jury charges 'ere his first public utterances on .he new statutes. Barnes Trial Set Trial of Archie Barnes on a charge of murder In the slaying of C. A. Martin was set for Mon- dav. Anrll 18 by Circuit. Judge Ktlloueh this morning. Archie's father, Frank Barnes, died in the electric chair on March 1 for his part In the slaying of Martin. A brother. Bill Barnes, Is awaiting review of his case by the supreme court. He was given the death sentence. Indications were that an agreement would be reached in Archie's case but after a conference this mornme attorneys annuonced' that •he would eo to trial. Graml Jury Hears Witnesses Charlie Bell Ward, ncgress. charged.with the murder of her husband, was to face trial today. She was indicted at the last term of court. Trial of Ernest Blue, accused of Burglary and grand larceny, was set for tomorrow. Among witnesses called before the erand Jury today were those scheduled to npncar in the cases neninst Jim X. Caruthers and Bubber Clayton, negroes, "narked car bandits" whom the state wit seek to send Io the chair for offenses against a white girl. $2,000 Damage Caused In Ward Apartment Fire Fire of unknown origin caused damage estimated at about $2,000 to one of the L L. Ward apartments, a duplex located In the 1000 West Wiilma block, and furniture of the occupant, j. j. Johnson, early ihls morning. The fire apparently originated on the back porch of the west opartment, occupied by the Johnson family and the rear part of the duplex and particularly the west apartment . was seriously damaged. Occupants of the apartment were awakened and escaped without difficulty. The loss was covered by i'lsur- ance. according to Roy Head, lire department chief. Futrell Wants Time for Welfare Board to Accumulate Funds BJylheville Enumera t i o n I Up Nearly 400; 1,000 Gain m County Indicated A net Increase of nearly 1,000 in Mississippi county's school-age population is indicated by reports of the 1B35 enumeration from all ,but four of the county's 41 districts. i The Blytheville district alone .showed a gain of nearly 400 over .last year. The Kelser. Wilson, Os- ;ceola and Shawnee districts were others showing substantial »ahis The Luxora district had a loss of nearly 300. Lenchvllle, Manila. Etowah and Burdettc were other laree districts showing losses. ' The four districts which' have not yet submitted reports to' Miss Winnie V. Turner, comity examiner, are Pecan Point, Dell, Skidway and Blackwater. In some : of thijse it Is _,understood flood con- diflons-'have delayed the enumeration. ' '• ' *":•• The total enumeration reported bv the ,17 districts which have iled their returns is 26,241. Last ear the total for 41 districts was 0,782. The four districts as yet mreported for this year had' a otal enumeration of 1,605 last 'ear. If they hold their own this rear the county's total will be boosted to approximately 27.750. Tlie enumeration is the basis on vhich state school aid is appor- ioned to districts. Its Importance greater than ever this year as result of the new sales tax law. which will greatly increase the 'unds available for apportionment. A comparison of the new enum- ration with the figures for last •ear follows: 1934 1935 Osceola No. 1 1,885 2,022 Lnxora No. 2 .... 1,883 1.598 Rosa No. 3 189 202 Clear Lake No. 4 266 283 Blytheville No. 5 .. 4,474 4,850 Gosnell No. C 5S7 543 Huffman No. 7 243 234 Armorel No: 5 ... 5G8 C04 Shawnee No. 10 ... 1.439 1.570 Pecan Point No. 11 144 Carson No. 13 ... 592 675 Manila No. 15 ... 926 8S2 Nodena No. IG .'.., 101 101 Boynton No. 17 ... 277 281 Whltton No. 19 651 708 Yarbro No. 20 .... 356 374 Box Elder No. 22 '216 217 Dell No. 23 818 kidway No. 24 ... 188 Wilson No. 25 1,334 1,467 Lone Oak No. 27 . 204 1B1 Tomato No. 30 145 159 Keiser No. 31 ... 1,838 2,038 Promised Land No. 32 401 419 Recce No. 33 103 83 Number Nine No. 34 398 404 Bnrdettc No. 35 ... 1,175 1,153 Etowah No. 36 1,183 1,080 Ekron No. 38 232 233 Shady Grove No. 39 222 271 Leachvllle No. 40 1,002 957 Pawheen No. 45 .. 243 250 Half Moon No. 47 162 147 Hickman No. 48 ... 287 289 Plat Lake No. 49 '. 219 ; 232 Brown No. SO 321 304 Round Lake No. 51 246 180 Brinkiey No. 52 ... 580 525 Blackwater No. 53 355 Rocky No. 54 ... 184 229 Sllllman No. 55 ... 485 500 New Plan Would Handle Bigger Flood Than 1927 WASHINGTON. Ami] 1. (UP) Flood control projects woposed ' u ., the baud of army engineers for the lower Mississlnp! vallev would be sufficient to carry 400.000 sec ond feet ofi water more than there was In the 1D27 flood. Maj Gen. Edward M. Maikham, chie of aimy engineers, told the liousi flood control committee today. "A solution to (lie problem a the lower Misslsslopi is impssl ble to flnd with unanimity, Murkham said. LITTLE HOCK, Aoril 1. IUP1- Contlnucd federal aid for Arkansas uncmployables will be sought until the state welfare commission Is set no nnd sufficient funds are accumulated to assume the burden. Gov. J. M. Putrell said today following a meeting with the executive committee of the commission. He will sign the three bills affecting ths commission after assurance of the commissioners today that they would spend no more than necessary, Governor Futrcll said today. One Is a supplementary appro- nrlation bill providing monev until June 30. Another is the biennial appropriation. The other provides he funds. The governor said the fiDpropri- itions had seemed excessive but hat. with assurance of the com- nissioners to use no more than is iceded, he will sign the measures. "The federal government hns led ne to believe," Governor Fntrell ontlnued, "lhal. it. will help carry he unemuloynbles loa t | of thi? tate. 1 have suggested to the mimtsslon that If we can get the ederal government to carry the oad, hoping it will so so until \ugust I, it will give the commis- ion time to set up its orgaiilza- ion and ascertain the number ligibte for old age pensions and he number of uncmployablcs.'.'. 'Should the government con- inue the work it would use Its jwn organization," the governor aid. The old age pension work will depend on a pension bill now ending in congress. If the government will not con- Inue relief fo unemployables the Me will seek to determine under ,'hat terms it will participate, Qov- rnor Futrell said. He exnected to onfer with Malcolm J. Miller, New Orleans, Held representative of the PERA. before the commission re- onvcned at 3 p.m. From that con- erence mieht be determined the overnmcnt's attitude toward con- Inuance of relief, the governor ndicated. Claude Mann, of Malvern. was mined a member of the execu- ive committee, succeeding Ben F. Smith, of Texarkttiin. Send Strong Warning To Lithuania Governmen LONDON, Apr. 1 (UP)-Grea Britain, France nnd Italy have Is sued a strong warning to Lithu anla against abuse ot her rights h the Memel territory, Sir John SI mon, foreign secretary. Inform* the house ot commons today. The three powers. Sir John tol questioners, told Lithuania tha the present situation In Meme! I incompatible with the principle o autonomy guaranteed to the ter ritorj- by tiic Jfemcl statute an they consider It the duly of th Lithuanian government to tcrmli ate the sltualion without delay iit_u i w w vr ii i Convictions of Scottsboro Defendants Set Aside on Jury Issue WASHINGTON. April 1. (UP)— The supreme court, sternly con- •"omninsr bnrrlne of nearoes from uiry service, today struck down 'he conviction of two defendants 'n the famous Scottsboro assault cases. Terms of the decision apparcnt- I" will make It necessary for 'hem to be rcindicted and may ^sult In the ultimate release of 'I the neero defendants. The court, in an opinion by Chief Juslice Charles Evan's Hughes, found that negroes had been systematically excluded from 'he Jury rolls of Jackson county, where the defendants were In- •licled. The court held this wa iUfticient to make the indictment invalid. The two esses before the court •odav Involved Clarence Norris and Hcvwood Patterson, bolh of whom had teen convicted a second time and sentenced to death. Capitol' Blossoms Oul Girl Sought Right To Spring Death Trap SPRINGFIELD. Mo. (Up)—Authorities turned thumbs down 01 the request of Thelma Redlge 20-year-old college student, wliv, asked that she be allowed to .spring the death trap for a condemned no2ro murderer here. "No," said Sheriff Scott Curtis "In the first place. It's an unpleas. ant Job; secondly, the law pro vldes that I must do It." The girl made Hie unusual re quest because she wanted to c.v pcrlence the sensation of hanging someone, thus proving her nerve and qualifying her as a delectiv story author. Scenes beneath the dome of the national capltol In Washington change from day to day nnd from, year to year with kaleidoscopic swiftness, but outside the stalely edifice unvarying beauty comes lv spring, when the famous) Japanese cherry trees .bmst Into blossom. Here is the striking picTurc that greets the eyes of the thousands of tourists who Hock every year to Washington Io view the lovely spectacle. ig Field for Clerk Expected To Bring Out Large Vole Varying predlcllons as to :the possible size of the vole in to- norrow's municipal election were :ienrd today as candidates girded for a final day's activity. Some estimates of the vote ran as high as 1.400 but most of the observers who hazarded a guess felt that the total ballot would not 1111 over 1,200 to 1.250 votes. Some even placed the total as low as I,COO All weed however that the unexpected free-for-all caused by the death of Hoss Beavers, city clerk, would result in a bigger vote than at first anticipated. In :he race for the remaining year of Beavers' unexpired term in office are eight candidates: Ruth Blythe, I. M. Bentley, Ross Stevens, A. C. Haley, Oscar Alexander, Sidney Orals, Cecil White and Harry Atkins. The mayoralty race has failed to produce any issues of unusual Importance or apparent bitterness. The candidates are Cecil Shane, asking re-election, and W. H Grear. • ' ; In the first ward R. D. Hughes, seeking re-election, and Leonard Taylor, ore seeking the post of alderman. Tom w. Jackson Is \m- opixised for second ward alderman and Estes Lunsford. Incumbent, and Win. McFarland are seeking the third ward council berth. Jack Pinley Robinson, running for a dollar-n-year Job, Is unopposed for city treasurer Pollin;; places will.be at Phillips Motor Company building and the city hall hi the first ward. Jack Finley Robinson's Wcstlnghoiise Refrigerator store in the 400 West Main block In the second ward and Ark-Mo Lumber Yards in the third ward. The second ward box was ordered changed from the E. B. Gee Sales company building to Robinson's store by order of Ihe election commission Saturday. DF RELIEF BILL House, .Under Presidential Whip, Sends Measure Back Io Conference WASHINGTON. April 1. H)|')_ Hie house, inuler the presidential whip, today voted n new delay in the 54.880.000,000 work relief bill tliut brought the federal relief administration to l!ic brink of suspension for lack of funds. The house, i.t the direct rcrtupsl of President Roosevelt, voted to send the bill back tu*fconfcrcnce with Ihe senate in unV'fforl to eliminate a section inserted In the bill nijalnst administration desires. The vote wns 2-10 to no, Hi Dtp meantime plckels suddenly appeared In front uf the White House, protesting that even (he $-1,000.000,000 would be Inade- miiilt". • The pickets, a btind of 30 or so, marched up mid down In front or the White House. Tiioy carried banners Identifying them us from the Ohio council of the National Unemployment league. POPE DEPL AAA Has No Sympathy foi Complaints ofi Textil Mills WASHINGTON, Apr. 1 (UP) — The AAA lias no sympathy with current complaints that the cotton processing lax is forcing textile mills to close and It will oppose all efforts to remove the tax, officials reiterated loday. Secretary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace summarized his altitude toward the mill situation as follows: ' "The 'textile business Is very hiehly competitive and for many years tliev have run Into tills sort of difficulty periodically. Thev become, overstocked and neriodtcally ect into a little sort of flurry as to the future price situation. ' "This Is Just the kind of situation that has happened again and again, and this time they think It pomitar to come out with this alibi." iTIuit the nrocesslng tax is causing the trouble.) As to the chances for repealing or lowerlns the processing tax, Wallace said: "With cotton at Its present price there Is much more possibility of an Increase than there Ls for a reduction." ^ Pravs for Peace and Asks That War Clouds of Europe Be Dispersed VATICAN CITY, Apr. 1 (UP)— Pope Plus today copdemned the warlike spirit of the present dnj and exhorted statesmen of the world to promote peace. Tiie occasion was a .secret consistory of the college of cardinals which, at. the pope's request approved the canonization of Join Fisher and Thomas More, whom Henry VIII. beheaded in 153S because they would not bow to his authority os agntnst that of the papacy. ' • •' \ "Reports fo war, universally spread., arouse In everyone the greatest fear." the holy fathei said. ; | "If anybody should commit, this nefarious crime—and may the almighty put far from us' this sad forecast which we on our part believe will not come to pass—[hen we cannot help but appeal again to Almighty God with this prayci from saddened souls: "'Confound those peoples who leslr cwar.' 'The physical and malcrlal impossibility of war In these actual grave circumstances appears man ifest (o us. as to many others." OGDEN. Utah (UP) -Miles Good- vear was believed In have built (he first c.ibln In Utah In 1845. It Is still in good condition. Overtaken by Stork MANSFIELD. O. (OP)-Xtr. nnd Mrs. Bvron Oman, of MI. B!an- chard, o., wanted their balx- to b- torn in Canton, o. But Ihe stork mis impatient and forced the B!cm- chards to stop their automobile trip to Canton here. A son was born to Mrs. Blanchard in a Mansfield hospital. New York Cotton NEW YORK, April 1. (UP) — Cotton close<| very steady. own hleh low close Mny 1095 1101 ings 1100 July 1102 1105 1091 1105 Oct 1051 1052 1036 104!) Dec 1055 1055 IOM 1050 •Inn 1058 105S 1043 1055 Mar 1059 1059 1015 1057 Snols closed quiet at 1139, unchanged. Chicago Wheat own high low close May 95 1-3 95 1-4 94 1-4 94 3-4 July- 92 92 1-4 90 7-8 91 1-4 Chicago Corn open hl;h low close May SO 1-4 80 5-8 79 1-2 EO 1-2 July 74 3-4 H 3-4 74 74 1-2 P1I OS Rules Delivery of Issue No_ Violation of Constitutional Amendment UTTT.E ROCK. April 1. (UP>- Comolelion of the new state lios oilnl ni\ir Renfon n-,i s assured lodnv when (he sumrmp court refused tn hnlt rtellwrv of $1,227,000 In l-ond<= to the PER.A. The riilln? upheld the Pula.«kl r-nuntv chancery ciurl. Fred W. Wolton contended in his com- Hnlnt against- the Arkansas Con- 'tructlon Commission that the 1 bonds being i.=sued \vcre not voted bv the iieonle as provided in Amendment 20 to the state constitution. ndnnlwl last November G The commission claimed the touo was expressly authorized in Act 4. 1334. and that it constituted an outstanding indebtedness at the tlm» Amendment 20 was adopted. The amendment was not passsc or adopted by the people t>s a measure for remullatton of debts or valid obligations, the opinion today said. Tlie hospital is about half completed. New Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS. April 1. IUP) —Cotton closed steady. open high low close Way 1098 1000 1081 1094 July 1093 1100 1089 1100 Cct 1048 1048 1033 IMS Dec 1052 1052 103? 1048b Jan 1047 1047 I04G 1051b Spots closed at 1130, off 5. Banicli Advises War Profits Han •Tnke the. profit out of war and prevent the economic dislocation thai follows even victory," Bernard M. Baruch, nolcd financier In substance told the Gcnnte Munitions Inquiry in Washington He's shown testifying during the session when he revealed Unit he invested . In government bonds during the World War at great loss tu himself. ; Inquest Follows Discovery of Body on Ditch Bank Near Lcachville LEAOHVILLE, Ark., Apr. ].—I M. Crossno, 51, farmer of near Bucodn, Nfo., who was found dead late Sunday near Noah Kisiier'i farm, three miles northwest of Leachvllle. was a victim of heart trouble, a coroner's Jury found. Crossno was examined by Dr. M E Slaudenmayer, LeachvIHe physician. At Ihe inquest It was brought out that Crc&sno left his home Sunday and drove to Cardwell Mo., where he spent several hours at the home of "Buddy" Maples After leaving there he picked up two young women. Ethel and Lena Polks, of Cardwell, with whom hi drove to a point near the Klsner fnrm wlicre he parked Ills truck The girls testified Ihat they had walked with him about 200 yards along a ditch bank when he suddenly complained of being tired and sat clown. Within a few minutes he was gasping for breath, they said, and soon was dead. Tlie women were arrested on nn old warrant charging disturbance of the peace and were tried here. Lena Folks was fined and sentenced to Ihe county fami and Ethel was released. Contract Impaiicd, United Slates Supreme 1 pom L Decides WASH (NOT ON Api 1 UJP)_ Tlie suiiienie comt today In Id ln- 'iilkl the Aiknmns hws which hu- Tnllzed f-tiitiiteb Ro\einmp collection of luxe, nnd o tended the line in v/lilch property told for .axes could bo' redeemed. The law was challenged in :> •iiiit h-rughl by W B Woithcn Co.. trustee., umloi a morlgnzp bond Issue on btiset Imorovement rthlrlel mtmbei 513, I itt!« Rock The trustees contended the laws Impaired Ihe contract . under- which the- bonds were Issued and thnt this violated the federal constitution. The law was passed In 1W3 It extended the time 'for redemption of tax foreclosed properties from f.wo years to foui jean, and ie- dnccil the penalties fiom 20 pi, cent to tluee per cent Contract Impiirf.V The court found that the cbang- - es were so ureat nnd took so much from tl'e bondholders as to amount to Imuihment of then contrnci. Since Ihe law ;nve the L'ciullioMcrs no comoen.i(Ibn fo» Ihe clelnv In foieclosme, it v,a;> found the ca*e differed widely from the case In which i!ie : court, upheld the Minnesota mortgage innrntorium Jaw. The court said: "To know the obligation at a contract we look to. the laws In force at its irmkin'j \ \ \ In the books ihsre is much talk about distinctions between changes of the 'substance , of the contract and changes of the remedy \ \ >. "•ThVdividing line u, ot tints, obscured. Th»re is no need for the purposes of Ihls case to plot it on a lecal map, Not even changes of the remedy may bs cress'eii so fir as to cut down the security of moiteec without moderation or reason or -In a sDirlt of oppiesslon Even when the public welfare is invoked us an excuse, these bonds must Le respected. IlcEfnlt Tut Aside "We state the outermost limits only. In slating them we-do not exclude the possibility that the' bounds are even narrower. The case does not call for definition more precise. A catalogue of the chnnires Imposed upon Ihls.'mort- paec must lead to the conviction thnt the framers of the amendment have put restraint aside. "With studied indifference,-to- the interests o( the mortgagee-/or (o his appropriate urctecttoti they have taken from the mortgage the quality of an acceptable investment for a rational investor" Funeral services for Crassno will I Thirsly Citizen Firds Blytheville Really Dry Sunday was termed the > first "dry day" Blylhoi'Illc hsa ever had by one person who said- that a friend of his made- an unsuccessful effort to secure n pint of liquor yesterday. Under Arkansas' new liquor law sale is prohibited on .Sundays so whisky could not be obtained at liquor stores. " ; Efforis to obtain a pin tfronx bootleggers failed, the 'legsers j adopting a hands-off policy, .at be held Tuesday afternoon Falrvlew cemetery, Paragould at Alletjed Check Artist Nabbed by Local Deputy Harry Word of Longview, Texas, alleged "bad check artist" was arrested by Eddie B. David, deputy iheriff. Saturday night. Word Is accused of forging the name of J. S. Godwin, farmer living near Blytheville. to a check drawn on the local b.ink for $30. Word made'n purchase of a pair of shoes at a local store nnd gave the check, being arrested us he started out of the establishment by David. The officer, notified of several attempts by a stranger to cash cheeks in other stores nnd given a description of the man. had watched Word enter the store and make his purchase. least for the present, according to Charges Trade Restrain;! In Rubber Goods Industry WASHINGTON. Apr. I (UP)— Hurry A. Babccck, federal trade commission altomey, charged today that a "major type conspiracy ln restraint- of trade" existed in the mechanical rubber goods in- Worth Houkui£ About PAI.OUSE. .Wash.' (OP)—A goose owned by Brace M&ryott lias something to honk atout. She produced an egg liy Inches in circumference the long way', weighing 11 ounces. WEATHER Duck Stole "Floalcr" SACRAMENTO. Cal.(UP)—Golfer Cliff Russell got no birdies, but would have welcomed sl-.ootinj a duck. During a tournament he drove Into a pond. His "floater" was plucked from the water by a .mallard and carried off. Penalty, I two "strokes, officials declared. Arkansas—Cloudy, thundershowers lonight and Tuesday. Colder Tuesday. Memphis and vicinity— cloudy; Hisht. rain and colder tomorrow. The-maximum temperature hers yesterday was 05, minimum 45. flouily, according to Samuel F. Norris. official weather 'observer. It ruined 1,12 inches over the weekend.