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Served by Hte United ^LrTHEVniE CDOKIER INK IX3M1NANT NKWliPAPHR OP NOHTHHA Ki> »r>i^aMa»t> . v.r, „„ _ . _""*• ^» VOL. XXXII—NO, 14 NOHTHKA ttV AUKANSA3 AND Blythevllle Courier ni. tl i>> . ""*"-' "••^ »iv i *i iv i-simr *i(Sti» Hlythevllle Iferald Mississippi Valley Lendur B1.YTII13VII.I.F., ARKANSAS, TURSDAY, APRIL 2, 103B TROOPS FACE GERMAN SINGLE COPIES PIVB:CL§Ta;' Indictment Read to Jim X. Caruthers and "Bubbles" Clayton Indictmenls charging rape and assault with intent lo kill were read to Jim X. Carulners and "Bubbles" claylon, negroes, alleged "parked car" bandjls, early lost night offer (he Inie bills, among the first voted by the grand jury, were returned yesterday afternoon. It Is likely that the negroes will be arraigned early Thursday morning before Circuit Judge Neil Klllough when their pleas will be entered. They cannot, be required • to enter pleas on tlie rnue charges until 48 hours nfler Hie Indictments were read to iht-m and they were given copies of Ihc bills. So far no counsel has ap, peared for the negroes and Ihc court will probably have to appoint attornevs lo. represent the defendants when the state : seeks to send them to the electric chair While intense feeling against the negroes at. the time of their-capture seems .to have abated-somewhat Sheriff Clarence -.Wilson and his; deputies will take'- every precaution lo ^see that, there .is no disturbance'.'to mar : their trial It Is anticipated that they will be tried Monday.-" Jimmie Jones and Doyle Wld- ner, accused of burglary, will probably go to trial next. week. An arrav of counsel will defend Jones, who officers say was cauahti red-handed in Ihe. act of movine a 'safe, at the A. S. Barboro • wholesale-plant-here. .. ".".'. State School Head Will Speak Here and at Dell W. E. Phlnps.. Little Rock,, stale commissioner of .education; will address Iwo meetings in Mississippi county Thursday. At 2 o'clock in the afternoon he will speak to school' directors of the county at Die Blythevllle city hall auditorium.. His subject will lie recent school legislation and Its effect upon llie schools of Arkansas. The meeting will be open to all patrons and friends of the schools. Thursday nlghl lie will be the principal speaker al a meeting of superintendents and principals of Mississippi county-schools al Dell Super will 'be served In the. Deli schools new home economics lint before the program/ Collecting Data on Cotton with robbery, will face a jury late next week unless present plans are changed. Bvnum was caught In Ihe Coca Cola plant here, scene , of n number of robbery attempts lately, and- Hampton, alleeedly wounded while running from .officers who siir- - rounded Ihe: plant, 'was captured In. St. Louis. • lf . Several cases were disposed of this morning. Two defendants entered pleas of guilty just as Jurors were being sworn for questioning.; Waller Walker entered a guilty plea and was sentenced to a year in orison, being credited with a month off for time In jail awaitim; trial. He was charged with obtaining money under false pretense. Gene Bradley rep| resented Walker. Jim Kinder, negro, represented by Ed Cook, changed his plea from not guilty to guilty on a charge of assault with Intent to kill. Sentence was delayed until next week. Charlie Bell Ward, negress, accused of second degree murder in the slaying of her husband, won an acquittal .in the first jury (rial of the term yesterday. She claimed self defense. Claude F. Cooper represenld the ncgrcss. Will Add 15 Bombers to Army Air Fleet WASHINGTON, Apr. 2 (UP»— The war department today contracted for the purchase of 15 additional Martin bombing planes lo add lo Ihe formidable flcel of Ihis lype in Ihe army air_ corps. The war department announced that on June 30 of this year the army air corns will have 1,367 serviceable planes. Friends Repaid in Will For Poor Investments '. MEDINA, Ohio <UP) — Fearing his influence may have caused friends t olose money In unprof-. itable investments,' William E: Qriesinger, Medina business man! attempted to make reparations in his will. The document, filed for probate revealed Ihc following bequests based upon that fear: Mark Ha-' fen and S. H. Bralnard $1000 each; Dan R. Pelton, Medina, and Ivan Ault, Ashland, Ohio $800 each: Clarence Sliumaker. Seville Ohio, $1.000: John Kemp, now In Florida, $500; jay Einhart, Lcland Eirihart and John Crooks all O f Weymoutli, Ohio, $400 each. The remainder of Grlcsinger's property was bequeathed to his wife. Girl, 9. Travels Alone From Russian Home • TORONTO, Ont. (UP) -After traveling from Moscow. U. S S R lo Toronto by herself, Glena Ore-' gerieff. nine, fs preparing to resume her Canadian education where It was discontinued in October, 1.132. Accompanying her mother and father, the latter an engineer. Glenn traveled with tliem to Moscow and later lo Minsk. Her mother died last year and the child was sent here b.v her father. She will live wit!' her grandmother. English, Russian and Treasury Figures Hailed as Indicating Returning Prosperity WASHINGTON, Apr. 2 (UP) — Shalrman Robert L. Doughlon of :he house ways and means committee today hailed treasury figures showing the government "in he black" for March and indicated «o neiv taxes would be necessary.:- Doughton seized upon treasury figures which showed the first monthly treasury surplus in 24 nonths as an indication thai Ihe country Is moving rapidly -out of he depression. Chairman Pat Harrison of the enate finance committee estimated additional income tax-revenue this year at from $300000000 'to $35(1,000,000.. .. ' ..,'rrhis should, be- very, encourag- rison said, "for the income tax Is an excellent barometer of business and employment." Speaker of the-House Joseph W. Byrns said he considered the figures a "positive answer to those who are claiming that there hasn't been a general improvement in business." . ' . The treasury figures showed that after all March bills were 'paid Ihe government had $50,224,26(1 left fiver. May July Oct Dec Tan March McCann Store Reopens in Temporary Quarters COOTER, Mo. — McCann Bros, store, destroyed by fire last week, reopened Monday In temporary quarters In the building formerly occupied by Wagstcrs store. As soon as weather will permit construction will begin on a new brick building for the McCann slore and postoffice on Ihe lot where the old store stood. Maple Syrup 'Bootlegging' Stirs Farmers in Ohio CHARDON, Ohio (UP)—Geauga County is stirred up over a maple syrup "bootlegging" war. Odd to believe, genuine Geauga County "bottled In bond" Is being "bootlegged." First reports of a "cut" In maple syrup came from T. R. Win- slron, Cleveland detective, who owns a farm near here. Winstron told authorities that "bootleggers" in Cleveland were manufacturing a synthetic maple syrup and retailing it in the city for $1.25 a gallon as genuine Geauga Counly syrup, New Mine Fire Rages In Town With Old Blaze Ohio u area, beset ba "" ng NEW (UP)-A the New years by. a underground „._„.. The old North Hocking Coal Company vein has become a raging furnace since federal state agents'set fire to mash rcls found In the shaft ~ from the burning spread lo the mine dents said. and >ar- Bentoi) Man Brought to Utllc Rock With Bullet Tliroiifjli Mis Head L11TLE HOCK, Apr. 2 (Ul 1 ) — O. P. Foul, 37, mis firoiii'ht to 11 hospital here loday In a erilical condition, shol through both temples by a mysterious assailant who slipped Into his home, three and ii t hulf miles east of Demon while, he slept early today. Surgeons said they would operate late today but they held Illllo nope for Ford's recovery. The bul- lel went In one tempi? and catnc out Hie other, blinding both eyes. A brother, Bonnie Ford, who slept with O. p., said he heard the shot and was awakened In lime to hear Hie door slam mid someone running away aboul 1:30 a. in. Trouble had been expected by Ford, a sjstcr wiio came hero said. He had lold the family If uny- Ihlng happened to him to bring him to si. Vincent's tnftnnary here. Sheriff Virgil A. linckcr of Benton, 'Investigating the case, lold the United Press this afternoon Jie was working on one clue lhat might solve the mystery. One lan suspected was" absolved when "perfect alibi" was established, Rtickcr saW. Oscar Johnston, noted authority on cotlon markets and adviser lo President Roosevelt, now is In London in pursuit of information regarding the loss of American cotton markets abroad/, lie also.-will go .to France and Italy on his important. mission. Mrs. Johnston is shown with him.; . ; Markets New York Cotton NEW YOHK. April 2 (UP) Cotton closed steady. op?n hish low llll 1115 1058 1050 105!) 10GO hish low close .-,. 1112 1090 1095 Lily . Apparently Hamil- lllfi inM lint . „' . ' 1110 1058 1050 i Don 10CO 1090 1030 1037 1036 1044 1101 1040 1042 1042 1044 Spots closed at 1125, on" 5. New Qrleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS. Apr. 2 (UP) — Cotton closed steady. ODen Inch llflfl 1111 May Julv Ocb Dec Ian March llOfi mi 10S4 loss 1054 1054 1055 1054 low 103] 1094 1033 1035 1040 1044b Spots closed steady at 1130, unchanged. 33 3-4 201 1-2 33 1-2 22 Closhifj Stock Prices A. T. and T 102 7-8 Anaconda Coop?r 10 nclhlcheni Steel '241-' Chrysler Cities Service Coca Cola General American Tank Oeneral Electric General Motors International Harvester McKes.<on - Robbln s Montgomery Ward New_York Central .. Packard Phillips Petroleum ....'.. Radio Corn St. Louis-San Francisco Standard of N J Texas Co .','" U. S. Smelting '.'...'..'.' U. S. Steel ..." Zonitc ton's Base for Foray Inlo Mississippi MEMPHIS. Apr. 2 (UP) —Raymond Hamilton, condemned southwest desperado, and his bandit pal.. name unknown, made Memphis their headquarters while robbing a FrontIss ,Miss., bank and terrorizing that state last week, police disclosed today. Police Insveclor Will Griffin said today It was definitely known Hamilton and his pal were In 104lb Memphis Marcli 25, Ihrec dnys before they held up the Bank of Blounlville. at Prentiss, of Sl',100. laspector Griffin said Hamilton and his companion went on a chopping tour .March 25. They were reported seen in a black Ford V-8 in which police believe they escaped Memphis Friday after returning from Mississippi' with two hostages. "The two went inlo a Soulh lOfIG 1102 1039 1042b 3(5 3-4 7 23 1-2 13 3-8 16 1-4 4 3-8 I 37 1-2 Chicago Wheat 'open high low close May (15 95 H-8 04 1-4 94 1-2 July 91 5-8 91 3-4 90 1-2 9(1 3-4 Chicago Corn open high low close May 80 3-4 81 1-4 80 1-2 8D"l-8 July 74 3-4 75 1-8 74 1-4 74 1-2 Selects Steele Team for County Track Meet STEELE, Mo. - Coach Carl Hughes has selected the following kovs lo reuresent Steel high school In (he Pemtecot. countv (rack meet at Caruthersvlll; April 19: Ruble Bums. John German. Raluh Patterson. Reginald Funderburk, Gerald Broderlck, Quintan Still, Bowen Travis, Fred and Frank Alexander. Glen vrollc and Odell Dottcl, Report 27,836 Persons of School Age in County Mississippi county has 27,835 per- :ons of school age, according lo •mnplele reports by enumerators of the county's 41 school dls- .ricls. The figure In subject to ;ome modification when checked by the stale department of education but ordinarily little change Is made.' It' rnpreifims'. an ' Increase Of more than 1,000 over last year, when the cnimiernllou' was 26,782. Figures for four districts which submitted their reports, today, thus completing Ihe county enumeration, are: Pecan Point No. 11 117 14-1 Dell No. 23 .4 ..'^fllH.' 818 Skidway No. 24" ''IDS IRS Blackwalsr No. 53 401 355 High School Freshmen To Have New Handbook Main street slore, looked at some shirts, and left." Griffin explained. "A short time later they returned, made a pin-chase, and short changed the merchant out of $•!. The merchant Identified Hamilton from pictures. Afler their return Friday police believed Hamilton and his companion bought clothing, went to a South Memphis hotel, registered, paid in advance, bathed, changed clothes and left. A maid at the hotel and two other employes Identified Hamilton from photographs. Dirty clothing left by the bandits was found In the room (hey occupied. Physicians Will Hold .Annual Meeting PHILADELPHIA (UP) — More than 3,000 physicians of the United States and Canada will convene here April 29 to May 3 for the annual meeting of the American College ol Physicians. Membership In ihc organization Is based on recognition of achievement in the field of Internal medicine, and the scientific programs given at the annual meetings have been considered outstanding. Dr. James Alexander Miller, Columbia University, New York, mis chosen president-elect at the 1U34 meeting an riwlll succeed Dr Jonathan c. Menklns. Montreal, Con., ai this year's session. The largest hydro-electric plant in Europe Is located In Westphalia, Prussia. The giant plant generates 160.000,000 kilowatts of elec Inclty. BUMS BILL Old Aye Pension and Conservation Measure Also Receive Approval LITTLE HOCK, Apr. •> (UP) — Oov. J. M. Pntrell sinned three prominent measures lodny ami vetoed another that would havo l>«l<l comity nfsessors for reiluc lions In fees taken In economv moves of 1033. The bills siijiied sol up « )H . n department of public- ulllUlcb create an old ago pension system and give the gntnc and llsh com nlalon new powers for conscrvu Ion of wild life. The bill setting up the public utility department was one of the most closely contested during the recent general assembly. The de partment succeeds Hie fact find Ing tribunal which the utllllle sought to abolish In early Icgls lallve atteinpls. ' • Three commissioners will be ap pointed to administer the new dc ' parlment. Gov. Futrell said this afternoon he did not know when appointments would be made—"i haven't made up my mind. 11 It has been expected Hint chair man P. A. Lasley of the old tribunal will be renamed as head of the new department. PHILADELPHIA (UP)—To avoid embarrassing questions a hand- look will be given lo freshmen at Lower Morton Htgli School next, fall that will guide them In the ways of school aclivlties. G. H. Gilbert, principal of the Institution, announced the Issuance of the booklet. It will contain explanations of courses, clubs, athletics, plans of the school and other information. Freshmen always have had the trouble of getting early experience by asking many questions. School officials said this method took so much time and trouble that it eventually became embarrassing. So. they believe, the new booklet will be a great help to the new students. Oregon Woman, 80, Seeks Angler's License EUQENE. Ore. (UP)—Mrs. Nancy Burgc, of Cottage Grove, may be 80 years old but she's going fishing this spring. Mrs. Surge wrote the Lane County court here asking If she were eligible for a free fishing license. The state grants free licenses to persons who have lived in Oregon more than GO years. Mrs. Surge did not furnish that Information, but County Commissioner Cal Young said she would get the license even if he and the other commissioners had to buv It. "If any woman of 80 still enjoys fishing, she should be able lo fish," Young said. Courier News and KLCN To Broadcast Returns The Courier News and KLCN, local radio station, will broadcast returns of today's municipal election tonight. The broadcast will start about 6 o'clock and returns should be complete by or before 9 o'clock. Hiiitc Mountain t.lon Slain COLUSA. Cal, (UP)—Colusa Is not exactly out In the "rhubarb". H is In a,fairly active part of the Sacramento Valley. Residents were therefore amazed to learn that Charles Dennis, rancher, killed a mountain lion near his barn, two miles from town. It measured GS Inches mid weighed CO pounds. Wells Sees KcvoH Churches Make Change In Sunday Night Hour Sunday evening services at four Blvtltevillo churches will bculn at 8 P. M., starling nsxl Sunday a was announced following n meeting of the Blvlhcvlllc Mlujslers association Monday. The churches' adopting the new hour are the First Baptist, First. Methodist, First Presbyterian and Lake street Methodist. ! -The ,.First., ghrlsllan church will cbntlniie lo hold Sunday evening vesper services at 0 P. M. . : The !iev. Stuart, II. Salmon, the Key. V. E. Butterworth and the Rev. V. E. Chalfant. were named a committee on arrangements for a Sunrise Easter service, sponsored by young people of Ihe various churches. Sonic churches have not yet obtained Ihe census cards, prepared following the recent community reJWous census, it iv'as nn- nomiced. They may obtain them from Ihe Rev. Alfred Carpenter. Pemiscot Equalization Board to Open Sessions CARUTHEHSVTLLE, Mo.. April 3.—Tlic board of equalization of Pemiscot county will be In session here at the court house April 3 to April 19, It has been announced by J. H. McFarland, one of the members. The dates the property owners ore to appear to present application for equalization of as- 'ssmenW for 1935 are: Township 16. ranges 10, 11, 12, 13—Wednesday. April 3. Township 17, ranges 10, 11. 12, 13 -Thursday. April 4. Township 18, ranges 10, 11, 12 13—Friday, April 5.' Township 19, ranges 10, 11, 12. 13. 14—Monday. April 8. Township 20-21, ranges 10, 11, 12. 13. H—Tuesday, April 9. Holland nnci Coater—Wednesday. April 10: Stcele. Thursday, April 11: Haytl, Friday, Arvril 12: Bragg Cit.v, Pascola and Warden. Monday, April 15: Caruthersvllle. Tuesday and Wednesday, April 16 Qri 17. The board Is comprised of J. H. McFarland. M. R. Rowland. S. Jj, Robinson, George McGhee and W. E. Ootcher. "I think there will be a revolution In this country," II. G. Wells, British - writer pictured on the gangplank, asserted as he sailed frorii New York after spending n month Interviewing political lead- era. "It won't be communist or fascist, but typically American." Hi?h Farm Prices Get Praise of Grocery Head HOUSTON, Tex. (UP)—Higher prices paid to farmers for their products Is responsible for better business among the Independent growers of the nation, according to J. Frank Grimes, Chicago, president of the Independent Grocers' Alliance of America. Orlmes, on a tour of the country, came to Houston from the West Coast. "I am sure that this Increase In the grocery business.'' he said. "Is Just one indication of better conditions In all business. "Keep farm products prices up for two more years, and we'll never know thorn was a depression," lie asserted. . urimes wns so convinced that good farm prices mean good business generally that he belleven the government's most Important concern should be to maintain those prices, 'if Iran, DEPUTIES ID Switzerland in (Vigorous Proles!' Agfliusl Alleged Na/i Kidnaping 1 \rtrs, Apr. a <UP)-nemler Pleiic Bilennc Flruidln, In a !,qn- sullonnl speech In the chamber of deputies loday, declined limb e\eiy military .piecaiitlon" waa being taken as a lesult of Gcr- iii in renrmnment and thai'man- ning, of I. the entire frontlci by troops wns almost -completed: The chamber gave Iho govein- ment a vote of confidence after Flamtln's speech. The- premier's speech also con- • tallied n significant refe'rence to the international monetary situation, made acute for the gold bio: nations by devflhmilon of the Belgian belgit. Flandln told the chamb^ [he French frnnc would remain rigidly on a ,gold lisls, that coining of 8 ol<l bullion would b" hurried, and that the coins would bo put, Into circulation speedily, cmwit m Nearly 800 Ballots Cast Before 2: 15 in Municipal Election Approximately, 785 voles had teen cast at 2:15 o'clock this n'f- ternoon In today's municipal election. City electors were voting for n mayor, city clevk. city treasurer niul three nlclermen. Al the Phillips Motor company hos 115 votes had been cast at 2:15 this aflcrncon. Al the same time Ihe cilv hall box had received 215 ballols. Jack Robinson'? Westinghouse refrigerator store box, in the second ward, 288, and the Ark-Mo Lumber yards box ill the third ward. 108. An early moaning rnln Jim 1 , thrcntenln? skies probably slowed up the vole this morning but the pace was gaining this afternoor and the 1,000 vote mark wa.' definitely in sight, with prospect' lhat the 1,200 or 1.250 mark would be readied. Blylhevillc electorp traditionally cast, a heavy laU> afternoon ballot. The Mao'le Grove cemetery association hold its tag dav concurrently with election day. a? has been Its custom for a number of years. Election ludeos and clerks reported that the "fre? eats" of oilier years were missing today and (he usual fried chicken a! the expense of the candidates war fiioplMiled by hurried "tlme-nboiit" trins to cafes for cofTec'and doughnuts or less. Prcfessor Debunks Voodooism in Haiti CHICAGO (UP)-Stories of seamen and fiction writers of blooJy voodoo rites In the West Indies hcve been "debunked" by Dr. Melville J. Herskovltz. who recently returned from a three-month so- Jonni In nallve huts of the most primitive peoples in Haiti and western Africa. Dr. Herskovitz. professor of an- Ihropcivy at Northwestern University, has engaged for 10 years In research among black races. "Vcodoolsm Is not the bloods- terror that movies pvi) boobs make of it." he said, "in reality It Is a most peaceful religion. Its devotees attend ceremonies regularly on Saturdav night, much in the nature of Wednesday prayer meeting. Human sacrifice is unknown." Gnldcnrod Defied Winter WASHINGTON (UP)—GoWcnrOd In Hot Springs National Park, Ark. was one plant that refused to accept the Icy hand of winter. Reports from the park said that clumps of goltienrocl were found as late as December at an altitude of about 900 feet on West Mountain, WEATHER Swllzerlaiul Angered BERNE, Snllzeiland, Api, 2 CUP)—A giave Intel national incident was precipitated today over the alleged kidnaping bv Nazi agents of a Geunan emigre joui- nnllsl. Foreign Miulslci Giuseppe Motta angrily lead to parliament a note lo Germany which demanded lihmcdlale return lo Sv,iss soil of BcrllioM "Jacob, German refugee Journalist,, who disappeared fiom Basle and was found In a Na?l prison awaiting Uial for high treason. f.Iniatldltlon the note demanded severe,puuislmjem of. German officials guilty of the. kidnaping.' "This kidnaping Is a seiloui violation' of S\vls.s sovereignly," Matin said. 7t is cipable of com- nlclely shaking Switzerland's 'des- llny.'r Motta clmiged that Baion KOII- stantln yon Ncuiath, German foreign irilnlstei, raised objections to • re turning Jacob «hen protest was made last Saturday. Demands United Action MILAN, Italy, Api 2 (UP)— Premier Benito Mussolini today demanded that I ranee, Gieat Britain and Italy 'adopt a united course of action In the face of iwslblc war. The forceful duce, tiled of what he called "the European diplomalic circuit" of statesmen s visits to ?ach other, demanded tint at their conference at Strcsa April U the foreign ministers of the three al- 'ied coutrlcs unite for action. 'He •vnrned nsainst over optimism re- •wrdlr.? the conference at which he will be host and on which :he said "the usual caslles of illusion are being built.' Coal Industry Fights ! Hydro-Electiic Program WASHINGTON, Apr. 2 <0P) — The bituminous coal Industry served notice today It was prepared to fight throuzh every legitl- 1 male means" against government hydro-electric power development •such BS the Tennessee Valley A.U- , 'horlty. John D. Battle, - executive secre- v f nry of the National Coal association, testified in opposition to bills t. •unending the TVA acl before (he r ho'use military affairs committee. * Mississippi Motorist - Arrested With Liquor t' A motoriot, givm? his ;wme as 1 John Cole, was arresled by Constable Bob Bradley at Osceola t vc-sterday on a charge of. violation of the new liquor act by • bringing unstamped licnior Into the . state. ' ' The motorist, who said he lived ' at Tunlcri. Miss., outran p.n officer here but the latter telephoned " to Osceola and Bradley succeed?^ ; in stopping him. He was carry- > ing 20 cases of whisky, It Is r charged. Arkansas—Mostly cloudy, colder ;. tnni'ht. Wednesday cloudy, tin- <• settled. .•. Memphis and vicinity-—Cloudy and colder tonight and Wtdnes- I lay. i. ; The maximum temperature here yesterday \vos 67. .minimum 52, cioudy wltli .22 of an Iric)\.rainfall, according to Samuel 'P.' Norris. official weather . obserjvcr.

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