The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 24, 1937 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 24, 1937
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Blythevtlln Courier Blylheville Herald filylhuvtlle Dully Newn Mississippi Vulley VOLUME XXXIV--NO. 2:w. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND BOOTHKABT MISSOURI " RLYTHKVILLK/ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, DKCRMKIOK 'M, IM7 ". . . audio, the star which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young thiId was."—II Matthew 9-11. New $85,000,000 Tunnel Is Another Open Door To New York By NEA Service NEW YORK. Dec. 23.--Shrieking whistles of Jiarbor croft, artillery salvos, dipping airplanes and exploding aerial bombs which celebrated the opening of the first half of the $85,000,000 twin-tube Lincoln Tunnel between New York and New Jersey, were really the mlllionCold magnified sigh of n surgeon who sees a drastic operation successfully concluded. Actually, (hat's what the new tunnel is. The tiny island of Manhattan was slowly being strangled by the tremendous amount of traffic pouring into It daily, commercial life was being stagnated by "congested arteries." th e civic disease to which long, narrow Manhattan Is particularly susceptible. So, after careful diagnosis, the Port of New York Authority planned a series of "drainage tubes" lo relieve the pressure. Tiie Lincoln Tunnel, started in May, 1934. is the third in this plan of engineering surgery, being preceded by the Holland Tunnel and the George Washington Bridge. The Lincoln, or Mldtosvn Tunnel, is three miles north of the Holland Tunnel and seven miles south of th ft . bridge", It Is expected lo greatly relieve -the traffic pressure on both, •for,.despite. the'Tf"newness, vehicular traffic has'increased at such an alarming rate thai the threat of inadequacy already looms. The new bore connects weehaw- ken, N. J., with 39th Street. Manhattan, and -eventually will hook up directly with the Island's marginal hl?h\vav system, now partially completed. Its value In diluting traffic jams on New Jersey highways, New York streets and the present-trans-Hudson roadways will Ret a practical test when celebrants swarm by auto to the New Year's Eve bright lights of Broad- K-aj'. And of course. Port Authority engineers look forward to its being the aspirin that will cure the annual headache of summer visitor traffic, to sny nothing of its yoeman service for Manhattan-working Jer- seyites and in casino the pressure from millions of World's Fair sightseers in 1939. Besirtes beinsj New York's 'most expensive water crossing, the new tube is unique in that first users of it will find the approaches to it completed and simple to navigate. An adequate number of "feeder" streets debouch into spacious plazas at each end. in fact, much of the hieh cost is charged against the extensive approaches. On the New York side, eight blocks of tenements were ra?.ed to create a new six-lane street. Named Dyer Avenue, it leads north from 34th Street and south from 42nd Street directly into the 39lh Street tunnel entrance plaza. It may be entered by all but three of the intor- secting east-west streets. A further unique feature o[ the Lincoln Tunnel is Us dual nature. The tube just opened is really but half of the complete "drainage tube." Another, just north of it. ts scheduled to open in 1041: The present bore will accommodate two-way traffic until 11s twin is ready, when each will become a one-way artery. All previous vehicular tunnels have been single bores. Another part the Lincoln Tunnel will play in the complete traffic relief pattern, is as one of three links forming a inldtown straightaway from New Jersey to Long Island. When the projected mldtown tunnels under tlie East River nnd Manhattan Island itself are completed, motorists who can noiv skib from New Jersey to New York, via the Lincoln Tunnel In four minutes, will be able to keep on going straight ahead and be out In Long Island In not many minutes more. At present a taxi will sometimes lake half an hour Inching Its nay crosstown against rush hour traffic. Cow and CaH Stolen From Farm Near City A Jersey cow and calf were siolen from the J. R. Godwin farm, two miles southeast of town on the Promised Land road, sometime last night. The thieves led the animals one- half mile down the. road, before they were, loaded Into a truck, officers believe, Proving If Its Not One Kick Its Another LITTLE ROCK. Dec. 2-).—Postal officials nnd employes, long hardened to coinplainls, were startled yc.sU-rdny to nnd that (he service which they have worked so haul to perfect is too good lo snil some patrons of the Little Rock post- office. For the first limn In (he office's history four or five persona complained that their Christmas mail reached its destination loo scon. Mailing cards to Liltle Hock addresses, they assumed a couple of clays would be required in Iraiisil. They ivcrc perturbed when thu post office, using cxlra shifts of workers, made delivery of the cards the day of mailing. Goodfellovvs Club Distributes Food, Gifts lo City's Most Needy Six hundred and ' twenty-five baskets were distributed today from the American Legion Hut to C2a needy families in Blylhcvllle. When the last donations weve made and matters were straightened out, there was $(i74.G9 lu (he treasury for the men to aid the many families that received food ami clothing. The donations which have not been listed before include $15 from Mutt Scruggs; $5 from Ed Estes, O. fj. Catidill, Meyer Graber store, C. ,\y/ Afflick, Tom Little chev-- rolet and O. E. Keck; $2.50 from Morse and Ktrshner. Mead Clothing company and Mary Terry; $2 from Robinson Drug- .-company, Baker Wilson and Jim-.blark, 'Reid nmi Evrard, R. 1J. Hughes, II. Cross, Shlbley Grocery company and Franklin Press. George Yates, Ernest Hay lies, John's confectionary, Pal O'Dry- ant, Halsell store, Dr. Wall, Nell's- Mlmiie's Beauty shop, Hudson Tailor shop, Burke Hardware company, Bill Walm, S. P. Martin, Prank Whllworth, ?.al B. Harrison, W. T. Osborne, Whistle Bill Pollard, V. G. Holland, C. F. Tucker and L. E. Webb gave 51;.R Smith, Pete the Plumber and Western Union gave 50c; and there was a $1.27 anonymous contribution. Optimistic on PiioCo Industry BINGHAMTON, N. Y., Dec. 24 (UP)—The outlook for 1938' in the photographic industry is optimistic, according to Dr. Ernst Echwara, president of Agfa Ansco Corporation. "It should see," he said, "a continuation of the trends which made 1937 one of the best years the Industry in Hie United States has had." TO PROTESTS ON Formal Answer, With Approval of E m p e r o r, Promises Indemnity TOKYO, Dec. 23. (UP) —The Japanese government, with . the approval of Emperor Ilirohilo, Issued 11.5 official reply today lo the United States' protest against the sinking of the gunboat I'anay, declaring that "rigid orders" had been issued to respect foreign life and property in China. The note reiterated Japan's expression of regret, promised indemnity and said Ihe offending officers had been dealt with "no- cording to law." The nolo was delivered n(. the foreign o0ice lo Ambassador Jo- .seph C. Grew by Kokl Ilirota, foreign minister. SINOLE COPIES FIVE CENW '"And there ivcre in l.ho HIHIIO country ,she|>)i<T(l.s abiding Die lielil, keeping' watch over- llioir llocli by itifc'iit."--!! MiliR 0-11. Gunboat to War Zone SHANGHAI, Dec. 24. (UP)—The United States gunboat Oahu will leave Monday with iwo American consular atliiches for (lie war zone in which her sister ship, the Panay, was attacked by Japanese navy airplanes and Japanese troo|>s, it was announced today. Under orders of Admiral Harry E. Ynniel). commander in chief of Ihe United states Heel, the Oahu will steam up the Yangtze lo Nanking (o prelect American interests. "And they came with haslc, nnci me babii lying in a and found nuinjjcr."— I] and .lo.senli Hospital Enlargement. -^ ;•• At Little Rock Opposed 'Ll'ITLE ROCK, Dec. 24.—Proposed enlargement of the Drinkley hoFpHnl at. 1022 Schiller oveniic vs'ill be Impossible under the clly zoning law. city Engineer J. E. McCook jr., said yesterday. No permit will be Issued for any structural change or enlargement he declared. It had been announced afler a visit here Sunday by Dr. John R. Brinkley, that the hospital! might be enlarged from a 50-bed to a 250-bed institution. Convvay Gridders Play In Intersectionai Game At Los Angeles Tomorrow ' FRESNO, Calif., Dec.. 24.Vt'£J'») '—Fresno state .College's ,,.fooibi!i squad; band ami "rooters' -will leave on a special train this afternoon for -Los Angeles, where Fresno nieelA Arkansas State Teachers College in a Christmas Day in- terscctldual game. Coach Jimmy Bradshaw ended hard scrimmage sessioas yesterday lo give the squad a day's rest. The team trained for ten days after the Thanksgiving furlough. The game will be the last for Captain Ken Gloason, star fullback. Halfback Toby Heeb was expected lo lead B passing game against the Invaders from Conway, Ark. Parked Truck Rammed . Into Brick Building Two trucks figured in an accident Inst night which damaged the brick building at 517 West Ash stret. The trucks, said to belong to w. O. Hollis and Henry Loberg. were both damaged, One of the trucks, struck the other truck, which was parked, shoving it Into the building. The building was slightly damaged. Medal forJRisking Nazi Ire Chicken and Dressing On Jail's Christmas Menu The 20 prisoners in Ihe county' Jail will have chicken and tlrcss- iiiE tomorrow for their Christmas dinners and their Saula Clans will te apples, oranges nnd nuts, provided by the jailer, Pete Skinner. They received gifts yesterday afternoon from the Rev. P. M. Sivcet, paslor of the Lake Street Methodist church, who took each prisoner a sack of fruit. Other Kerns on their menu for tomorrow include cranberry sauce, creamed potatoes and cake. There nrc six prisoners in the city jail today who will be fed their Yulctidc dinner by n restaurant. The city has Its prisoners fed by restaurants, having no facilities for preparing meals. Isadore Oennell, right, New York newsdealer, on his return from :\ tour with American I/cgiaunatres receives a medal from Harry H. Schnfler, national commander of the Jewish War Veterans, In recognition of his daring while in anti-Semillc Berlin, where lie placed a wreath on the lomb of the Unknown Soldter, When a Nazi officer noticed that the wreath bore a. Jewish War Veterans' ribbon, Dennett was grilled for 3 hours. BI1PTI51S' DEBT Postal Authorities Navy Search (or and Any 1'ecleral Court Approves Set t lenient For 35 Cents On Dollar.'., LITTLE, ROOK, , Artel Dec'. . 24 — Settlement > of .the, oijtstamlliiic tleWs of (lie Arkansas Baptist convention on a basis o! 35 cciils on Iho dollar .was approved by Federal judge Thomas C. Trimble yesterday In un order confirming the convention's plan of settlement under a refunding clause of Hie bankruptcy aci. The organization nie<) n petition for refinancing In federal court .July 1. Under the proposed plan $942,332.48 In bonds and notes will Activities SAN PflANOIBCO. Dec, 24 (Ul>) —United Sliilcs customs mul postal uutlioillles joined with tho navy today In a const-wide drive (o smash possible rsplonngn 110 tlvllhvi. Thtvic moves WITH revealed after liircc- myslei'loiiK lei- lers wen 1 tuM/.ed from Iho liner Tulsula Muni. Jail before she .'.ulh'il yivitpnliiy for Ibo far eiist. '1 lu> letters reportedly were ,ipy notes touring upon op'jniUons and ncUvlllcK of Iho Hrcmerton imvy yard In 1'ugct Sound. AulhorlLUs, however, refused (o comment, Bay- Ing the II-UCT.I could not legally be opened for ill loiist tivo inoiilhs. Inspect Fishing Ships • Custom ugcut.s und postal opov- ullvos were working nshorc while the navy continued Us acllvllic.s along Iho coast Investigating the registry of every American hunt in search for possible secret nllon ownership. Naval Authorities hlul- cd their particular activity, directed against fl/ihlng boats op- erateil out of California ports aliens, especially Acting on Information from an unidentified source customs agents boarded the Tatsula, searched n sheaf of letters and confiscate! those that bore Jupuliesc itistcac of American stamps, Jn. J ..,. vt ^. <v of,/postal, regulations. .Tim' let- Icrn 'reportedly 'originated In'^Se- ottlc .'.and .tore 'for .eastern addresses •• which aiitlioritleii lo divulge, '' Long Illness Fatal To 12 Year Old Manila Girl MANILA, Ark., Dec. 24.—Helen Crosslcy, 12-yenr-old daughter of Mr. nnd Mrs. Stephen Crosslcy, refunded. ,Tlic Indebtedness will tllci1 nt; llcr llome llerc lnst ' night. be retired by payment through St i'" IC cn "d ''ad been III since bauy- ""••'" ' I.IUIc nock hanks' 1 ' 00 ' 1 ' from tuberculosis of the Lou 1.5 nnd Holders of all obligations except Ixnie. | S2V.700 In bonds arid note.'i have slle cnmc to M n nl| a in 1923 with i n[)|iroved tiie plan. MCI ' parents from Rcelfoot Lake, A mortgage of $150,000 will i-e' Tt '""-' whore her father was n placed on the Baptist state hos-! K(ilnc Wimlcn before ho accepted pllal nt Little Rock and $200000 lhc Position »» warden of Uie lod- will te raised by public suliscrln | rial ref "B e at . B1 lf '' ake ncnr " tion In Baptist churches 'lo retire! otllcr re'il''''** who survive Ihc remainder of the refunded and ! "' e °" e lll ' otl >er. Stephen Jr., and ..... 1 spent the day Christmas shopping. As near ns I can figure I -spent about an hour shopping and the other seven hours flghtin' the traffic Into town and back. I couldn't help thlnktn' how much more fun it would be If we could sail over the roof tops like Santa Clans docs. When Uncle Uiile and Aunt Boo were out here, not long ago. they did their Christinas shopping while they were here and today I gotla letter from Aunt Boo and she lold me she hadn't been able to sleep since she got back. She says every night Uncle Unie dreams that he's back in the city and he keeps movln' the bed around to avoid Ihe parking laws.j properties can- i educed dtbt. Mortgages on other of the convention will be celed - under the refunding plan. These Include (he Baptist Young Peoples Assembly nt 811 on in Springs, Mountain Home College nt Mountain Home, Ccntrnl College at Comvny, Ouachita College at Arkadelphln nnd Bottos Baa- list Orphanage at Montlcello. Pew York Cotton NEW YOHK, Dec. 24. <UP)— Cotton closed slcady, open high Jan 824 Mar 835 May July one sister, f3orothy. Funeral arrangements, In chnrgi ot Howard Undertaking company, ore incomplete. (>€ls Rose Howl Dale With Star; Can'i. Fill U TUSOAt.OOSrt, A!n., Dec. 2'l 1JI>>—An imimnii'd University of Aliibumii nuUi! sUuldU today nominated himself for tile position of mrd luck rlmmploii of the world. lid wrola Ciiroli! I/>mbanl, movie si a i', listing her to accompany him lo the Alnuiunn-G'iilir- nrnlu iJovvl Kamo on New Year's Ony. Tlie letter largely wns 1 it spirit of fun, lut said. 'fa Ills siii|) ,s)m nct'qitcd Ihe lint because of ihmiictul tles, nnmni; other things, he can't inuki! the Irlp lo ihu const, much less buy u Host) Howl ticket, William Fisher Fa t a'l ly 1 [art Bill F'Yyc, Roy Sanders Injured MEMPHIS, Dec, 24 (UP)—William Fisher, 21, of Wldoner, Ark., died In u local hospllal today. Ihc third victim of a 1 head ,ou nuto- moblle collision near Forrest City, Ark. Two negroes—John Fleming and his wife, Mosetta, of Wynne, Ark. were killed almost instantly. The accident occurred last night us the car driven by Fisher, eu- routo to Wynne, ^struck n wagon driven by a negro. .His automobile swerved: and crushed Jntq tint of Fleming: TMc ncjjfo'driving- the wagon 'was'iiiot 1 Injured, , Bill Fryu, .''JO, and Roy Bunders, 22,-: wore. •: injured seriously. They, nlopg with Fisher, -were brought to the Baptist hospital. Fisher was to have married Miss Elizabeth Clray of Wldener today. Fryc suffered two broken legs and Internal Injuries. He wos varsity hnlfback on the University of IvTississlppl football team last fall. Sanders suffered severe lacerations nnd bruises. To Hang Stockings With Grandchildren Afte^r, Greeting Nation WASHINGTON, Dec. 24. (UP) — ('resident Roosevelt will open _fhe official cclcbritllon of Christmas today when lie lights the capl- tol's community Christmas tree nnd brondcnsls holiday greetings' !o (he imtlon at 4 p.m. (c. s. t). A few hours later he nnd three little Klrls will hauB their stock- I'IIKK on 1 liio iminlle piece In his. bedroom. The children aio Sarah and Kulo Roosevelt, the six and'near- ly two-year-old daughters of Mr, nnd Mrs.. Jumcs Roosevelt,Line, president's eldest son, and. plant Hopkins, live mid u half-year-old daughter of WPA Administrator — Hurry U Hopkins, who la recover- Ins from un operation In•• Mayo' clinic at Rochester,' Minn. Mrs, Hopkins died Oct. 7. '•'; Hm Big Chimneys -, After Hie stockings are hung tin; children will take one last look at tiie fireplace chimney before trying to sleep. Sarah and' Kulo were especially relieved at the prospeuts- of spending the night at the White House with Its largo chimneys. They had fenrcd that Santa Cliiu would be unable -to get down 'th« one in tliolr Georgetown home. Beside the children's' stockings will be those of Strati's and Kate's grandmother, Mrs. James Roosevelt, lliclr • granii&thet, the president, their parents, their great mini, Mrs. J. R. Roosevelt,,,, their uncle John, .youngest son of Ihe president, and possibly their great uncle Hall Roosevelt, Mrs. Roosevelt's brother. -< Warns Against Shooting Of Fireworks In City Efforts to prevent the shooting of any more fireworks in Blylhe- vlllo during (he holidays will be. made, according lo Police Chief F.. A. Rice, who lias announced violators ol tills law will lie arrested and placed in jail. A group of boys, shooling lire crackers In the down town section yesterday, wore released after a- Mount Lnssen Is the only "live")warning, but the tiext will \>i ar- volcuno In the United Slates. 'rested, he said, i Pulnani Starling Tropical Cruise Ocl Dec. 842 84|>854 658 824 830 843 g.17 850 858. low close 820 820 832 833 838 842 850 857 839 844, 350 854n Spots closed steady at 843. off i. (Means Cotton NKW ORLEANS. Dec. 24. (UP) -Cotton futures closed steady 10- day, up one and two points. The short holiday session brought little trading, consisting mostly of evening up operations and a small amount of hedging. Foreign markets were strong. open high . 834 831 Jnn. Mar. May July Oct. Dec. 847 854 857 8S-I 8CSb 847 855 858 867 low close 834 33Sb &IG 845 850 853 852 855 364 867 Spots closed steady at 885,, up 2. No Paper Will Be Published Tomorrow Following its established custom the Courier News will suspend publication for Christmas Pay in order to give Its staff and employes a holiday. Osceola Attorney Will . ,„ Share In State Feet LITTLE ROCK, Dec, 24.—Among attorneys throughout the state who are entitled to shire in fee* as special,-counsel in ,the state's confirmation suits against tax forfeited lands is A. P. Barham of Osceola In Mississippi .county. Laud Commissioner Otis Page issued a check for $5,717.17 yesterday to O. W. Qarvin of Little Rock,, special state's attorney. b in the confirmation suits. Attorney General jack Holt said that Oar- vln would in turn pay the lawyer In each county, Mr. Garvln said the fees he and Ills aides received yesterday ranged from a low of J2.17 for confirmation suits in Lafayette county to 5399.33 for suits filed In Benton county. Grocery Truck Overturns On Highway 61 Thursday A truck, owned by the Sllman Grocery company of Osceola, was 'slightly damaged when it overturned Into a ditch on Highway 61 north of here late yesterday." The accident occurred near th« Max Koonce farm, when the truck skidded oft the highway into a rut on the highway shoulder, caus- Ing it to overturn. v Off on a crtiijc to collect tropical animals, birds and reptile,'; wens Ocorgc Palmer Pulnam, right, husband of the late Amelia Earhart, shown above with other members of -the expedition on the yacht Athene, just before sailing from Los Angeles. The group will .visit several Mexican nnd Central American Islands, but will not search for .Miss Earharl and her Ill-fated plane. Shown with Putnam nre Capt. Asa J. Harris, skipper, nnd lone Reed, movie stunt girl. She will liBiidlc the animals. Lake Street Church Delivers Gift. Baskets Due to the fact that P^v." P. M. Sweet was to be away Christ^ mas Eve and' Christmas Day, ttw Wonder Class of the Lake Street Methodist Church delivered their Christmas Baskets to some of the needy people yesterday. Their goal was to. fill ten bas- kcls but they succeeded In filling fifteen baskets by the efforts of members of the class. WEATHER Arkansas — Mostly cloudy tad somewhat unsettled tonight and Saturday; some colder S»tura»y nnd In north nnd central portions tonight. Memphis and vicinity — Occasional light rains and colder tonight with lowest temperature, S2 to 36; Saturday partly'cloudy and colder. The maximum temperature h«n yesterday : was' 50, minimum 4», cloudy, according to Samuel V official weather obtemr.

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