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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPFTl nw KrrMaTnrB»Aonn *«t^ i *.m * - , *.„ __ VOLUME XXXIV—NO. 22:',. Blytlieville Courier Blythevllle Dully News .' Wh«tiieteaid NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI ARKANSAS, J10NOAV, DKCKMHMK (i, SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENT8 I M COLD WAVE I SSL? 5 * 4 -^^^' /n TraffaAccidents Pr rhHlNH AccusedinKr, i/in/iiiror IIIIIT u vn__i?r» . i .,™ -..___ :__: (j|J Accused in K.C. P| j Juror 'Racket' Accident Meld To Be Un avoidable; Others Sustain Injuries One dend and five injured is tlie toll of highway accidents In this section over the week end. Frank Moore, "43. of near Steele, . died nt Die Blythevillc hospital early this morning after having Been struck by a car driven by Charles Jenkins, of Steele. Bernard J. Dnda was Injured when struck by n hit and run driver's car on a Manila street, and Bill Brummett of Paducah. Ky.. Mr. nnct Mrs. R. A. Barton and D. Simmons were Injured when tliplr mra collided. Walking Aloiijf Highway Moore was walking along Highway 61, between Holland and Steele, at eight o'clock Saturday night when the cur, driven by Jenkins, struck him. Lights of an approaching car prevented Jenkins from seeing Moore, according to eye witnesses, and no further investigation of the tragedy is planned. At the time It wns not believed Moore was seriously injured. Jenkins look him to the office of Dr. John B. McDanlel, at Steele, where an examination revealed all of the ribs on his left side were fractured. His condition grew worse yesterday, because of a weak hean. and he was -removed to the hospital . last night. He died at 1:30 o'clock; Ibis morning. "Xfodre; who lived in the Gosnell community before he moved to (he Arnuld Sevan farm near Steele a year ago, is survived' by three yoimjf sons and daughters His wife died several years ago. Burial was made, this afternoon at Steele with German Undertaking company in charge of funeral arrangements. Hit-Run Driver Sought Officers are seeking the hit and run. driver who struck Diida 47 of Atlanta, On., Saturday night' puda. who L-; at the Blytheville hospital, does not remember details of Uic accident. He Is believed to J;ave been walkin front - of A. Penriler'.s hoiiie g in at Here's -RearHeavy weight' Champ MWBBMMfcMMHM^^MttM^M^^^^MM^^^^M*ud.«u. —*....- __ ' While Kansas City, Mo., courts were idle as authorities investi- . gated a "jury racket," police sought George "Frenchy" Andre, above, charged with selling jury •summons at $1 each. Two'deputy sheriffs admitted' hiring Andrei to deliver summons. Held oma misdemeanor charge was Herbert V. Daniels, below, who served under three different names in three divisions of circuit court in three weeks. Government Board Discloses Big Munitions Exports In November WASHINGTON. DEC. C. (UP) — Heavy impending arms shipments to Chlnn, Japan and Die Soviet Union, nil Involved In or adjacent to the far eastern w,\r, were re- renlcd by the government today •vhen it announced nnns export licenses amounting to more than S3.000.0CO were authorized to those nations in November. Shipments to thaw three countries were among the largest lii the month's total of licenses rained at $5,740,898. according to tiie munitions control bonrd. China was the largest export I market, listed with $1,702,370. the bulfc of which consisted of military airplanes. Licenses for ex|x>rts to the Soviet Union were valued at $805.613 and to Japan at $528.453. Aircraft nnd parts not specially de- Signed for military use made up the bulk of goods licensed to both, A.C.C.A. Dissolution Recommendation Denied -- _ ^-iniiLj .-> jtuil.X! lit Manila when.the car struck him Ho was found unconscious by a party of young .people. One leg is broken nnd his entire body badly bruised. Duda, who was n factory worker before he cnme here Oils fall hunting work, hns been picking cotton for Dewey Shepherd, on his farm near Roseland. Mrs. R. A. Barton, 16, has a bndly lacerated face and a. sprained right ankle, her husband has lour tendons cut on his wrist and minor cuts nnd bruises, nnd Bill Brummett, of Padiicah. hns lacerations about the face ns the result of the accident Saturday night h, which D. Simmons was onlyvrilglit- )y injured. Investigation Underway Mr. nnd Mrs. Barton were removed to their home nt 339 Division street late yesterday and Brummett was nble to retina home after they had been at the Bly- thevllle hospital. An investigation Is being made of the accident in which the 'two cars had a head-on collision. The nccldent occurred a short distance north of town on Highway 61. Both machines were badly damaged, Lester Hawkins changed his plea -of "not guilty" to "guilty" when tried In municipal court this morn- Ing on a charge of driving R car while under the influence of liquor, following an accident nt the corner of Main and Division streets last night. Neither his car nor a pick-up truck which figured in the accident, owned by n' Missouri man whose name, was not learned, was badly damaged. i Kv~tn in n Muii-jut-iii, ut-iiuuncing Hawkins is hi the county jail, the New Orleans Cotton Trade Unable this morning to pny the! Journal for publishing a story say- Fighting In Nanking Suburbs B y Tomorrow Confidently Predicted SHANGHAI, Dec. 0 (UP)—A iiimy spokesman un- noMiiccd today that an advance guard of Japanese mobilized units and Infantry wns within sight, of Nanking and thnt. the fall of China's capital was "Imminent". I Foreign embassies of several nations were reported rclliibly ( 0 have notified Shanghai that they ex- petted to remove their nationals momentarily to warships nnd other i vessels in the Yangtze river. Remove Nationals Seven Americans and three Italians already have been tnken aboard (lie U. 3. gunboat Panay and arrangements were made to remove others from the panic stricken city this afternoon and tomorrow. A Papnnese spokesman announced that the advance guard liad reached n point on the road from 1 Tnnyang, east of Nanking, four to five kilometers from the capital. Smiling he said: Predicts Early Entry "It is even possible that by tomorrow tilers will be street tight-1 ing In the suburbs of Nanking but certainly by then there will be n general advance." Advices from the general Japanese advance troops, Hearing .. lo the south, .reported that Chinese forces In thnt sector were "in a stnte of disorganization which might be described ns a panic " Nevertheless Chinese Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek was reported lo have'rejected nil attempts to mediate Ihc war nnd to have determined to resist "to the last man." Natives Terrified . NANKING. Dec. (i (UP)—Thousands of natives, terrified by reports thai tlie Japanese ndvnnce guard was within sight of the capital sought refuge In the International safety zone today as-300,000 troops under Chinese. Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek tightened defense lines for a struggle "to the end" Americans and other foreigners were urged to seek the safety of foreign warships and steamers anchored In the Ynnglse river. Mrs, Harvey Morris' Mother Dies Sunday Mrs. Harvey Morris wns cnll>>d| BITTER flTHX Breaks Deadlock' on Labor Bill They grow 'em mighty husky m the Kentucky mountains but top- plus a" records is "little" O-months-old Lambert Bnlliml Alslp above He welBhs 40 pounds-more thiui most 3-yw-olds-nnd gain's tlnvc pounds n month without benefit of nursing bottles or cod liver oil His parents. Mr. nnd Mrs. SslUl Alslp, are both 18, and. live hi nn unpainted two-room cabin In WIHllcy county, Ky, Wallowing in rolls of fat, Lambert wt-nrs „ dour expression. Maybe He's brooding over future reducing diets. rats TO HT 1MWSUIT High Court Rebuffs Aluminum Company Effort; Sustains Stale Taxation Jack Splawn Dies Of Injuries; Two Companions Are Injured i decisions, ', ln two today upheld Ihe government's fight lo eule antitrust charges against the Aluminum Company of Am-r- Icn In tho New Yorfc federal court and approved stale taxation If' the income of fedenil contractors. The aluminum decision rebuff- Ing efforts of the corporation . to bnlt n federal suit for Its dissolu-j 'Ion on charges of anti-trust violations will allow the "ovcrnmonl to proceed with Its notion. The tax verdict presented b Chief Justice Charles E. Hughes.' In a fivc-to-four decision, Is ex-1 peeled (o have a vllal effect on revision of federal revenue statutes now In progress by n hou.w ways and means committee. ' to Flora. 111., yesterday because of] . . I ~ ^Iie death of her mother, Mrs.j Accidental BlaZC Destroys Rural Store George Adkins. Mrs. Adkins, who has been 111 for some time, died yesterdnv afternoon nt her home. Funeral services will be held tomorrow. Stock Prices NEW YORK. Dec. 0 7 1-10 per cent decline In tlie HOLLAND, Mo., Dec .0.—A rural store on Highway Ct, about n mile north of the Arkansas-Missouri state line, was destroyed by lire late Saturday afternoon. (UP)—A clmrl< 's Kales, oil truck driver. had carricd two fiv = gallon rnns national steel operating rate, the 12lh consecutive weekly drop, was reflected today in n dull nnd Irregularly lower stock market. Bonds I were mixed. Wheat rose more than a cent n bushel. Cotton was easier. NEW ORLEANS. Dec. 6.— E. F. Creckmore. vice president and gen- H9 1-2 of kerosene into the store and had accidentally slruck one ol the cans against the store slove, which was cracked. In some manner one of the cans wns ignited nnd Bates rushed out to his truck to obtain a lire extinguisher, warning Snin •~Jj Harris, store employe, not to dis '• the container, It was said, Beth. Boein? Air eral manager of the American Cot-1 Cities Sen- Ion Co-operative Association, has Coca Cola J "--• "-- ' - Gen. Elec Gen. Mot Int. Harvest Montgomery Ward N. Y. Central Packard , announced that the association has under consideration a suggestion for further decentralization of its activities and the placing of more responsibility on subsidiary organizations. Mr. Creekmore revealed the pro- j posal l n a statement denouncing ,.-„ fine Imposed by Municipal Judge Doyle Henderson. Dream of Gold Bricks Punctured By Dynamite AMOS, Qtic. (UP)—Paul Lnchek, 21-year-old Montrenlcr. was sen- "u«s were m '"good iinanctat con- tenced to six month's Imprison- iditlon" with a capital nnd surplus - ing he had recommended dissolution of the association. He declared his suggestion was made in line with an annual custom of reviewing the past year's activities and offcri".7 suggestions for improvements. He assured reporters thnt the A. C. C. A. and Its stockholder member associations were in '"good financial con ment when he pleaded guilty to a charge of possessing dynamite, with Intent to blow up the Shaw- Key gold mine's vault at Val D'Or. Lachek admitted plana for the theft of an 85-pound gold brick valued, at *«,000, of $6,166,24S for the fiscal year ended June 20". Were it not for Homer, the Greek poet, the society he describes would have vanished from human knowledge. 53 1-4, . 25 r,-8' 58 1-4! 2 118 1-2 42 5-8 34 7-8 07 3-4 g '- 2 To Investigate Death and Mtss Charlie Miss Ruth Willoughby, Dycss school teachers, were Injured Sunday when Uielr car crashed Into n bridge railing, near Dycss. According to reports Mr. Splawn. the driver, as attempting to adjust the cnr'.s healer when he lost control of tlie machine nnd It plunged Into the bridge railing. A splintered timber smashed through the windshield nnd crushed his cheit. He died within a short time at the Dyess hospital. Miss Wright sustained n broken leg, cuts nnd bnilscs while Miss Wllloughby suffered lacerations nbout tlie face. The former Is from Dnrdtmclle. and Ihc latter Is a resident of Tyronzu. Funeral services were held today at Dermott for Mi-. Splawn. A number of Dyess colony onlclnls accompanied the body to Dermal t. Medical Body Advertises LONDON {UP) — For the Brat lime since its foundation 105 years ago, the British Medical Association is making n direct appeal to the public through ndver- tlslng in newspapers. Advertisement In nny form by doctors Is forbidden by the General Medical Council, and the B. M. A. lias retrained from advertising Us activities. \ "Political Farmers" Assailed As Not Representative Of Agriculture WASHINGTON. JVc. (i. (UP)A bi-paitisan liluu opiioslnii MIO sum to tmin bill reopened nn nl- liick on (he iiK'ivnno today wUh chnr;;c.s tlml "polltleul riirnic'r.s" wcru responsible for the approval Wen (lie measure at hriirhv's llmiiifihout (he country. The nltnck wns renewed Ijo- loie Imiwsltion of dcbnlo limitations, approved to sliced consUK-r- I'.llon of the mmilK'r one measure on (hr .spwlnl .s<vs*loit's loglslntlvo 'I'hc llmllnllons become effective ufter Senator Lynn j. w.,- zler lUcii., N. D.), completes u two-hour s]ieecli on tlie fm--i-«icl>- ing measure. Hits at Iknrlngi Prnxler n.wrted Hint »nt least,' 15 per cent" or (lie wltiiofwca ivho testified at regional meetings were soli conservation service cmplovos county agent.-; and (arm burvui veprcscntatlves who favored 011- aclmenl of (lie Pour-McOlll bin Sennlov Uoyal a copelnmij fOcin.. N. Y.), rend articles which' ulini-RCd tluit those iittcndlnu ihe meetliiBs were "political farmers." Trailer contended that those In- trested In unssnoe of the administration bill lestlncd nt the hcnr- mys Una there wc ,. c llo . 0(hin . r»0n_»bills pending before the senate ant! cnlled attention' to the proposal sponsored by Senator William a. McAdoo (Dem CnlU) which would uimi-unlM the rot of production |,| Ua d reasonable profit on commodities produced tor domestic consumption. Export Market Problem Vmt.ler nskcd the scnnlc to support Mich a program in order (o avoid ciirtniiincni of production which he contended wns necessary lo retain export markets. Sennlbr Qeoi-gu McQIll (D cm Kuns,) defended |)rocedure during I he hearing, denying charges tlie henrlnus were uncked. •'"I repudiate these letters and newspaper articles," McOIll wild. All fnctlons were glvon opportunity to be heard." according to reports, attempted to pick up the container nnd cany U out. oil splashing out and soon the building wns a blazing Inferno., All contents were last. The stove j wns oivnrd by J. E. Harbert. ! ................. Phillips Pel .............. 401-8 Radio Schenly Dlst Simmons ocony Vac 71-8 293-4 221-2 151-4 ............... Std. Oil N. J ............. 44 1-4 Texas Corp. .. ............ 42 U. S. Smelt. '. ............ 69 1-4 U. S. Sleel ............... 56 1-4 Chicago Wheat open high low close Dec. 953-4 fll 1-2 95 3-4 96 3-8 May 931-4 94 7-8 93 1-4 9-1 Chicago Corn Dec. May open 641-4 Illgh 54 7-8 low close 1-4. 54 57 1-2 58 3-8 57 1-2 57 J-4 Of Man In City Jailj An inquest will be held late this afternoon to determine the cause of the death of James Bon- tier who was found dead In the city jail last Monday morning. Burial will be made at Sandy Ridge cemetery tomorrow morning for Conner, whose body 1ms boen held at Ihc Cobb Funeral Home] while efforts were marie to locate! relatives. None have been found. Bonner. who wns arrested on a charge of public drunkenness niter oflicers found him walking In tho downtown district, was placed in Jail pending trial the follow-1 lug morning. When given breakfast he was apparently feeling very well but was dend a few! minutes later whon officers called! him for trial. I Youth Who Shot His Father Is Released Convinced that the fatal shoot- Ing of Josh Morris, Caraway, Ark Irnimcr by his 14-year-old son. Woodrow Morris, wns nccldctital locnl officers released the youth from the county Jnll late Saturday after lie had been questioned. H. O. 1'artlow. deputy prosecutor, said the boy's account of the shooting Inte Friday nt Mmgrnvc Bar on the Mississippi River, convinced otters that lie accidentally shot his father with his .22 cali- bre rifle while the two were Imnt- ! ing near n camp they had made there. Th bullet struck Morris near Ihc heart. The youth was taken Into custody by Constable Erwin Harrison of Huffman who said the boy at first gave conflicting detntls of the accident, fnvestlgntlon by Mr. Pnri- low and other officers, however, indicated the slaying was an nccl- dent. Funeral services for the victim were held at Caraway Saturday. With his signature on (lie petition to discharBe from committee Hie wnges nnd hours bill thnt !i03 been tfcd up in the House of Representatives since lust summer, Representative Joseph Mansfield of Texas breaks tho deadlock and permits action looking toward disposition of tho measure, Looking on Is Speaker William B. Bmikliead. Pew York Cotton NEW YORK. Dec. C (UP)— Col- closed steady. open lilgh low closo Old Wives' talcs in Scotland the superstition that babies born on Christmas Day had the power not only to see spirits, but to command them also. 784 783 790 703 787 802 737 780 795 793 802 807 781 762 788 792 736 801 Spots closed steady nt 803. up '2. Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS, Dec. G (UP) — Cotton futures closed steady today,! unchanged (o two points higher. ! open high low close nee ....... 79jb 798 Jnn ....... 795b Mar ....... 802 807 May ...... 805 807 Jul ....... 807 812 Oct ....... 808 812 798 797b- 797b' 800 803 803 807 805 811 807 8J2b' Spots closed steady at 804, uai-l changed. | Would Change Adminisra- tive Control From Board lo Labor Department WASHINGTON, Dec. 0 (UP) — The house labor committee loday ordered Ihe wnge-lioiir bill com- nletcly rc-wrlttn with ^provisions throughout for administration by the labor department, Instead of by a five mnn bonrd ns provided In the pending bill. Chairman Mary Norton (Dem. N. J.) submitted an amendment to the measure transferring iid- mlnlstrntlon. The new print, Incorporating It, will be considered when the committee meets Thursday, she said. Mrs. Norlon lold u legislative representative ol the American Federation of I-abor thai nn effort to .substitute Us bill with a tint 40-hour maximum week nnd 4P cents minimum hourly wngc would result In such confusion that no wage-hour action could be expected '(by the present empress. The A. F. of L. proposal would vest administrative authority In the Justice department. ' , It would be impossible to substl- j lute the' A. P. of L. bill by scnd- • mi? the senate bill back to this j committee, she told W. C. Husnmii of the federation. She also warned against an effort to substitute the A. F. ol L. bill on the r.ouse floor because of basic differences which would subject it lo a point of order. School Directors To . Hold State Meeting A meeting of - the Arkansas School Directors' Association will be hold in Hot Springs Saturday, beginning at 10 o'clock. The president of the association, A. B. Rhine, nnd the State I'Cpnrlmcnt of Education nre making plans for each county lo be represented. Any drtrector in this county who Is planning on going Is nsked tb contact the County examiner's office Immediately so that proper notices can be sent to tile state president ,tt IIBS been announced by Mrs. Thomas B. Ivy, county examiner. TOUCH?- Little Rock Weather Bu- vcau Sees No Hope For Rising Mercury 1 fly (lulled Press Ai'kmmia shivered under sub- fm/liiR (oniiieralwew' today and no li)i»ic(lliil(> relief -was seen, nc- 'jflrdlng Hi (lie forecast mh'do by the fi'dmil weather biircnu at Little Roek. 'Ihe whole .slnto hnd. drops (it Ui di'Rrces mid more between inlil- nltjlit nnd dawn with temperatures rising slowly through Ihu lay.. The llicrmoinelcr Is schcd- •led In lake similar drops to- 1 'iljjhl. The northwest section of 'ho slate had lowest readings Inst •liiihi with 10 degrees being w.- •sorlcil ul tho weather bui-caM's iub-stnllou at Bontonvllli! ,in the Ozark region. An olltclnl' raiding if wi'i'ii tow i-cirar«!rl to Enrekn Springs. i'i Degree* «l llatfsvlllo In the northeast section of the itiito (lie mercury hit, a low of 12 In nnte.svlllc with slightly 'ilRhcr readings— nil below 10— re- ixirlcd Bcnomlly. In Ihe wmlhwest section thermometer readings rancliiE from H 19 18 were reported for lust night, The southeast part of Ihe state reported a mercury rending hov- ivlni! abound 20 while is was low In Uttio nock. • ' : Wiolo Shiilli ; Suffers A blllng colci, whlcli tumbled' temperatures to below 20 degrees In live soHllicm states today, will continue through tomorrow with ?vrn lower mercury readings prc- •llcted by the United Slates weatU- "X bureau, • • . , . . • . ' Lowest ... southern, '° rending . ,nt !nwn today wlirii Ilia eoldVwavc -cached Its climax was nt Chat- 'nnniig:i. Tenn., where 11 degrees •vcre recorded. Nearby Lookout 'ml Signal .mountains were blnn- ':oted In snow and n thermometer uo]) Lookout moutnln rcatl three ibove zero. I Atlanta was shivering from a a-dcgrco cold nt 0 n'.ra. n slurp •lecllnc from the midnight reading •f 24, u low of 10 was predicted or Atlanta mid North Georgia tomorrow. Nashville, Tcnn., today had 13 Memphis, Tcnn.', 17, nnd Blrmlnc- 'inm, /iln., 18. Snow fell throughout Tennessee -nd northern Alabama. One to our Inches of snow lay over east Tennessee, Tho automobile acci- 'ent dcnlh of Cecil Cartntelnel. Cnox county, was attributed Indl- 'cctly to Icy roads. His car turned n-er on a bridge approach after kidding. The Atlantic seaboard nnd Flor- 'da, which escaped with seasonal -mpcratiircs lust night and to- 'ay, will feel the brunt of die "five tonight. Hard freezes follow- d by snow arc predicted for forth nml South Carolina. A kllllnf frost, with tdnpera- 'iircs of 20 to 20, was predicted 'or northern- Florjda and n freeze.- f 26 to 33 will extend clear down % o the muckland of the -Lake "Jkcechofcee region, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas 'Inbnmtt and Georgia will expert- 'npe sub-freezing temperatures •gain tonight. _ » New Orleans, western most point •ouched by the wave, which slimt- •d down from the northwest, narked up iv 32 degree reading,' Ight at freezing. Oil Tanks Destroyed In Fire Last Midnight Fire destroyed-a small shed, flll- id wltl> several tanks of oil, on South Division street nt 12:30 I'clock this morning. The oil was owned by M. c. outlaw, who used '.he one room frame building, near he J. L. C. k E. railroad tracks, for storage. It is believed that some tramp, who slopped there for shelter, left a small fire which caused the damage. The loss has not yet been estimated, Fire Chief Roy Head said this morning. WEATHER Arkansas— Fair, not so cold In west portion tonight, Tuesday fair and warmer, Memphis nnd vicinity—Fair and continued cold tonight, lowest temperature 16 to 20; Tuesday fair, a-itb slowly rising temperatures. Tho maximum temperature here yesterday WBS 37, minimum 25, cloudy with a trace of snow, according to Samuel P. Morris, official weather observer.

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