The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 29, 1937 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 29, 1937
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BEYTHEVILIJE COURIER NEWS v^'.THK DOMINANT NEW8PM>kR OT tioST«BAST AUKANSASj' AND BOUTHEAOT MISSOURI VOI.UMR xxxiv—NO. 2-12, Blythevllle Courier Blythevllle Herald Blythovllle p»lly News Mississippi VMtey .LeMMr Itt/VTIItiVIUJS, ARKANSAS, WRDNKSDAY, OKCBMHKK 25), in. 1 )? \ SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS MAN PARIS! TRANSPORT SERVICES ON 'STRIKE 1 Tfl Jackson Flays 'Aristocracy Anarchy' For Taking Advantage of Recession PHILADELPHIA, Bee., 20. (UP) —Assistant Attorney General Robert H. Jackson, head of the antitrust division of the department of Justice, suggested today thut big business advccates of aristocratic anarchy are fostering n general strike of capital in America to co-erce political action. Reiterating , charges ot trust manipulation Jackson declared that big business Is .seizing on a business recession to "liquidate (he New Deal." He warned that private regimentation of liimnce, industry nnd commerce, if not checked, will lead inevitably to political socialism. - "Certain groups of bigr business have now seized upon a recession In our prosperity to 'liquidate the New Deal' and to throw off all government interference with their incorporated initiative and "their aristocratic anarchy," Jackson .charged. ^ Jackson said that business has made "no efTort" to repudiate the hypothesis of a genera! strike u-f capital and added: "I have seen In Washington plenty of evidence that big business has seized this explanation of the recession -as n cudgel to whack concessions out of government.". • Three Planes Crash, Seven Persons Die CAM, Colombia, Dec. ffi) (U: 1 )— Throe of four Cuban Dominican woil will fllglit jilimcs ornsWd In finines 12 miles north or here today, caiTylng seven persons to Ihrlr deaths. BlfflllFlTOB mm IN i Three Perish When Airship Falls. Into Lake I'.rie Committee Summons Kuudsen . i WASHINGTON. Dec. 29 (UP)— William S. Knudseii,•'president of' General Motors, was summoned today, ito appear ns the/first wit-- 'nescs Tit a public h8arin|> railed by a-.Semite committee to jn- vestigatfc. 'unemployment. _,, General Motors announced yesterday plans for laying off 30,000 employes. No Arrests Made In Church Safe Burglary Police have made no arrests In Hie burglarizing of Ore safe of the First Baptist church which occurred Monday night. Although the safe was opened by the working of the combination, nothing was stolen as , there was no money there. . ' The safe was found opened by Arthur Nelson, secretary; of the church, when he went into the pastor's, study at 9;30 o'clock nuout 20 minutes after Hie Rev Alfred Carpenter hnd left the room. After successfully working the combination the burglar removed the combination plate of the safe and took it with him. PORT CLINTON, O., Dec. 20. (U! >— A mail plane crashed from fog into the cliill waters of like Eric today, killing three of its passengers. The victims were Mrs. Nancy Howard, 45, O f Lexington, Ky., Albert Anderson, 45, Sandusky, O, and Adelbert Watkins, 30, New Plymouth, all employes of the smni! line which serves lake islanders The pilot, William Somogey, formerly qr Lorain, o., was found clinging lo the plane's wreckage but fell unconscious when picked up. The plane crashed a half mile off shore as It returned lo the ifiain- laiKl after a regular delivery of mail to North Bass and Middle sister islands. Although the western end of Lake Erie WHS dotted with ice cakes, the ship fell in open water. Somogey had left here alone this niornini; and had picked up his passengers eriroute back. Attaches at the small nirport'bc- llcved he crashed as he hunted an opening in the fog- bank, which he Pemiscot Circuit Court Jurors To Report Today CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo., Dec 29.—Circuit Court Clerk Ernest A. Long stated yesterday that the petit jurors had been instructed upon advice of Judge L. H. Schull to report for jury duty here today to hear jury cases of the regular November term of court. Legislator Improving From Serious Illness DUMAS. Ark., Dec. 29. (UP) — Physicians said today that Representative I. N. Moore, .member of the Arkansas legislature from Desna county, apparently was recovering from his serious. Illmss of recent weeks. Suffering from pernicious anemia. the congressman had several blood transfusions in the last few days but today his condition was reported as "satisfactory." Send Money Or Return T. B. Stamps Says Barham Persons having tuberculosis seal stamps arc asked to return them or to e'nd money for them to George W. Barham, county chairman of Ifie annual sale this year. Mr. Bfirham is attempting to compile a report of (he drive for funds Train Meets Bus; Bus Meets House Another bus tragedy Is what this picture looks H* e , but except: for the driver, Francis Wise, who Buffered lacerations of the face, the incident had a nappy ending. Unable lo stop 0,1 slippery pavement, the pass.engerless vehicle skidded onto the railroad tracks at Cohoes, N. Y., nml ™ s crashed into the adjacent brick building by a train. A baby from Its crib In DIP house but wns uninjured. IS LIFE™ Slayer Enters .Guilty Plea At Osceola; Others .Are Sentenced OSCEOLA r Ark,, Dec. 29.—Sit -. pmitentiary, one for'Iife ,aud one (o the reform school at Pine Bluff at a one day session of circuit court here yesterday. Three white men were given suspended sentences, two of whom were ordered to leave the state. At the session, presided over by Judge G. E. Keck. Willie Banes was given a life sentence for the murder of Henry Wright on Mny 9. 1037. Herman Saxon was sentenced to five years for burglary nnd grant! larceny, Jesse Hart drew two .years for stealing a hog from John W. Edrington, Tommlc ^Ca- rulliers pleaded guilty to stealing a new automobile from Dr. J. B. Mobley of Wilson and was given a term of five years. Tomniie Rayford, for burglarizing the store of Roy Cox at Golden Late on the night of Det:. U, was given two years. George Davis, who broke open the safe of the Wilson Service Station on the night of Oct. 23, and took sixty-five dollars, was given a term of three years. Robert Freeman, IG-year-oltl ne- Woolworth and Kresge Halt Japanese Purchases NEW YORK, Dec. 29 (UP) — 'wo of the nation's largest live and ten cent store chains—the '. W. Wolworth company and the Kresge Co. today withdrew from ttie narket for Japanese nrade goods. "Our policy Is to buy only merchandise that is acceptable to the public," a Kresge manager said. A Woolworth. representative said he Far,,-Eastern war was rcspon- s ?! e -'^WT-yils. 'company's stand*; -..^.•ISi^ui^Hil-iiv-ia'j.ii .. Mrs. Roosevelt's Plane v Is Grounded At Fargo CHICAGO. Dec. 29 (UP)—Northwest airlines announced today that the plane carrying Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of the president, enronte from Seattle to Washington, D. C., had been grounded at Fatso, N. D., because of weather conditions. The announcement snld the i>lane, on a regular siheduled night, was stopped at Fargo because of poor visibility and low cclllni; at mil, IU T€Ltj ^—TOff BY BURNS __ The other night I went to hear a lecture given by one of them world travelers and he was tellin about how fortunate the young people are over here where they can pick their own mates instead of havin' their parents do it, like they do in some of the countries. It Jest struck me that a lotta parents make th« matches over here too. Not long ago. Aunt Perky come home after gettln' her daughtc married off to a rich man in St. Louis nnd I said. "Well, how -is your daughter gcttlu' along since she got inarrled?s" Aunt Perky says "Oh, she's doln' jest fine—she's got the prettiest new house and lovely furniture, a new model car and sho never had so many beautiful dresses in all her life. The only thing Is—she hates her husband Jjul then there's always something.' . _ ......... , in Mississippi county, which start- jin'owho pleaded guilty to stealing a ~™~~' ---- ' " " ----- ed Thanksgiving and ended Christas. Everything is finished except the stamps which were mailed to individuals, who were asked to send one cent for each stamp or to rc- 'urn the stamps. Weiner Man's Liquor Permit Is Revoked LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec. 29 — Revocation of a retail liquor per- nlt held by Grover Linn' of Wei- icr, Poinsett county, was ordered esterday by Revenue Commission- r Z. M. McCarroll. Unlawful sales of liquor on Sundays were the basis of charges resulting In the revocation, the co_m muss loner said. Linn was given until n.idnight Saturday to dispose of his slock and close his store. Pord coach from the Wilson Motor Co. on Oct. 30. was sent to the reform school a_t Pine Bluff. Everett Robbins nnd Mnnford Burchett. white men. pleaded guilty to shoplifting a quantity of clothing from the Reiser Supply com- i pans', Keiscr, on Nov. C. and were given suspended sentences and ordered to return to their former home in Missouri. The other white man, Gny Ellison,, received a suspended sentence on his plea .of guilty to forging several checks at Joiner. 1'orfr -Cotton NEW YORK, Dec. 29. (UP)—Cotton closed steady. OIXMI high low close Stock Prices T 143 t-4 Jan. , Mar. May Jtil. Oct. Dec. 811 820 825 831 833 837 sir 820 833 839 842 847 810 818 824 830 833 837 810 825 833 836 841 Spots closed quiet at 829, off 11. New Orleans Cotton A. T. Anaconda Copper 29 7-8 Associated D. G, 61-3 Ecth. Steel 57 1-; Boeing Air 311-2 Chrysler ; 48 1-1 Cities Service i Coca Cola 109 General Electric 41 | General Motors 23 1-2 i Int. Harvester c< Montgomery Ward 31 N. Y. Central 1C 3- Packard 4 Phillips Petrol 33 Radio 5 7-8 Simmons 221-2 Pccony Vacuum 19 Echcnley Dist. —.- 143-4 Standard of N. J 44 5-8 Texas Corp 39 7-8 IT. S. Smelting 59 U. S. Sleel 53 7-C NEW ORLEANS. Dec. 2ff. (UP)— Col ton futures'closed barely steady, down one to five points. Jan. Mar. May Jtil. Oct. Dec. o|>eii high 820b ... 830 839 838 844 low close 82lb 834 841 830 835 846 850 843 850 842 848 Chicago Wheat open high low close May 913-4 917-8 895-8 901-8 Jill 853-4 857-8 843-8 85 Chicago Corn 849 open high low close 851b May 613-8 615-8 CO 1-2 013-8 Spots closed quiet at fi«, oft 5. Jul. 607-8 61 605-8 Minneapolis, stop. Its next scheduled Heflin, Critically 111, Is Under Oxygen Tent LAFAYETTE, Ala.. Dec. 29. (UP)—Former United states Sen- nlor J. Thomas Hcflln. stricken with lobnr pneumonia at the cli- tnax of a campaign to regain a senate seat, has been plnced under an oxygen tent, his physician, Dr. N. A. Wheeler, said today. The physician said Hcflln was a "mighty sick man" and that the pneumonia attack perhaps has advanced some, Creator of Archy And MehitabeKDies Today NEW YORK. Dec. 29. (UP)—Don Marquis, playwright and author, who created the characters of "Archy, the Cockroach" and "Mchita- bel. the Cat", died today after a long lljjtess, which started from a cerebral hemorrhage. He was 59. An engaging and witty writer in all fields in which he touched — journalism, poetry, columnlng, play- wrlghting and flcllon—Marquis was stricken with paralysis two years ago. His condition became worse after tiia second wife. Marjorle Vonncgut, died n year ago. Fear Cross County Grade Elimination Project Off WYNNE, Ark. (UP)-Due to delay in purchasing the right-of-way for the federal grade crossing elimination and relocation of Highway 64 at Lcvesqus In Cross county, officials have expressed OOUGTJl SEED County Agent Urges Purchase of Cerlifierj Cot- SUPPLIDF CIT! Sub Station At Tsinqtao Dynamited; Further Explosions Likely TSINC1TAO. Clllim, Dec. 29. (OP) —The nmln electric miU-slntlon In this great Cleimnn-uullt Shantung was dynamited tonight, Chinese refugee;: reaching Iho \m- tcrfrohl at midnight, snld.' Destruction of the slullon threw n tremendous load on ittinnlnliiK power pliiuls nml It was feared lh« city soon would IKI In tolal ilnrk- ness. To I*ave Wrecked City New reports that three Japanese arnijes were converging on the city caused Die Chinese to their "scorched earth" policy which already has resulted In huge prop nrly losses beginning wllli tho burning ot Japanese owned cotton mills ten days »go with damage of $100,000,000. (A dispatch tt> the United Press from the U. S. gunboat Sncmnen to, carrying refugees from Tslng- tflo to Shanghai. Indicated the belief of (he refugee* that the Chinese hntl mined Ihe mnln buildings In the hope of trnpptnt; thu Jnp- when they entered the city,) Destruction Is (ieiii'rnt They reported blowing np of thi- power plnnl npiienrecl to lie pni't of n general campaign lo client tho Japanese ot .the fruits of their impending occupntlon. Earlier tho city wns shaken by several sharp explosions when tho cable line to Japan wns dynnmltcd. Indications ot Communist Influence In the terrorized city were visible but It was not believed thu Communists hnd much hidiiencu in tho Chinese decision to destroy Japanese property. Eyesight Offer Of Memphis Man Is-Tunied Down Dec. 20. (Ill 1 )—Vcr- npn Dtirg, 43. offered hla oyeslght to eclMicc Ipiliiy but the proffered Uift was rofust'il, Tolnlly blind In one oyo and possessing only pnrllal vision In the Bprg \vrot« lo a specialist., offering to glvo what was left of tlio good one "It 11 would alii sclcntr in >iny way." ,'T nm not morbid," he wrote, "luil I soon will lose vvhnl little vision Is lull In my rlaht eye. Therefore It you can UM> H, lo mwu the sight of Komcc-no else, iii'efcninly young person, Id's try 11." Kyc specialists said « preliminary examination Indicated, however, that Hiu-g'o nyc coulil not l>« used In fiurucry to iild others with fiill- iny vision. CREST-OF Is not available, the next source of these varieties as best well! as many other leading strains mid varieties Ir, Arkansas state pedigreed or dared. certified seed, lie -Jc- crulser hnd entered the' harbor of Ohcfo'o, Important |»rl up .the coast from Tslngtno, but It was nut known whether mined forces hud been landed. ton Seed Growers should bewnrc of ,;out of state cottonseed salesmen Who offer .wed of miknowii,, or ques r 'j Reliable'reports said a Japanese tlonablc origin r antl quality. D. S. ' ' ' --••-•''•"•-• Lantrip. county agent, warns. Reports on 'germination of Arkansas seed are, In most cases, very good, although producers buying planting seed should Insist on a reliable germination test, he emphasized. Foundation cotton planting seed of some of the leading varieties will not be available for planting nest season, since low germination percentage has caused some of the breeders to withhold from the market their .supply of pedigreed seed; but, since foundation seed Negro Slayer Ordered Held To Circuit Court The slate plant board reports that approximately 27,000 acres will be approved for ccrllftcation this year. While this Is the largest acreage ever certified, It Is still far short of supplying ntletiiiate Phil Smith, neuro, who confessed he killed another negro. Bus Turner, Christmas Eve before ho robbed him, wan held to the olr- cult court after he entered u plea of guilty in municipal court this morning) No'bond was allowed. Judge Doyle Henderson did not nc-l In Ihe cnsc ot Uoultih Smith, wht) is charged tis an accessory to | the crime. Charges of forgery against Lilly Mac Euslry and Lottie Mac Clrlf- fln were dismissed by the state and a similar charge, against Charley Ed Moore, 'will also he dismissed, Judge Henderson said. Although birds have tx regular molting season, n lost feather Is replaced by n new one at any lime of year. plnntiiig- seed of known f||iallty.j Moore . lodged the complaint All Ihc seed produced on Ihe 27,-j COO acres will not he suitable for' planting, so, at best, the supply of quality seed will . probably he very limited. Applicants for cerllficallon who have not paid their final Inspection fee are urged lo make this payment so final Inspection can be innttc and more seed ol known quality be made available for next .season. _Many one-variety communities Imve a supply of good, though not certified seed. Any of this ^ecd that Is first or second ycnr seed) and has been carefully handled at the gin may be used, it Is salt). against the other two, nnd he wn.'> charged with n slmllnr offense In the writing of a check on his guardian. Isaac Ashby • -,vas fined $50 on u charge of carrying n concealed weapon. Roscoe Carson and W, P. Fisher were dismissed after having been arrested on charges of disturbing Ihc pence. Three were fined $10 each on charges of public drunkenness. Find Charred Bodies In Ruins Of Country Home Mena Hospital Improves Pneumonia Case Facilities fear that the materialize. plans might not They estimate cost of the project would be $200,998, and unless contracts for it are signed and approved before July 1, 1938, the money for It w tn revert to the federal government. The plans, which Include construction of a new bridge over the St. Francis Bay, nearly have been completed, nnd should be ready for submission to the Department MENA, Ark, (UP)—Laboratory facilities ol the Mena hospital this week were Improved In order lo better enable staff members to treat pneumonia cases. It has been announced. New apparatus will be Installed for ix more complete diagnosis of the various cases of the Infection. Other equipment which will be added to Ihc laboratory will pro- xldc facilities for making blood tiansfuslons safely. The apparatus will make it possible to type and cross-match blood. Two additional beds ot the hospital type were added this week, Dr Pierre Redman, supervisor, has announced This enlarged the hospital to d 14-bed capacity. Gi-bimd Wired to Kill Frost LIVERPOOL tUP)—Experiments hi the electric heating of grounds which may revolutionize winter sport have been held up here by fine weather. Wires about a foot j CLARENDON. Ark., Dec. 29. (UP)—The charred bodies of Miss Lucille Jeffries and her fa:m manager, Robert Moody, wer< found today In the ruins of the Jeffries plantation home near here. Tlie home was destroyed by fire last night. Sheriff H. K. McKeiizie of Monroe county said the fire apparently started cither from an oil lamp or an oil stove. He dented first reports that Miss Jeffries nnd Moody were slain l-.y robbers and the house fired to cover .up the crime. He said there was no 'Indication of violence. of Public Roads,branch office at apart have been burled at a depth. Fort Worth, Tex., In the near fn-iof 9 Inches without seriously af- turc, it was announced, | fee ting, the turf. No Heavy Damage Anticipated in 'Arkansas Despite More Rain Ll'lTLE HOCK, Doc. 2!). (UP) — Ucsyttu Iho prcdlctlcn that Arkansas would receive nddtllomi) rains dui'lnu Hit! nr\L. 24 hours Ihe weather bureau here ludny snld swollen, creeks nml streams In the southern section of the stale would slnrt hilling tonight, The Ouachltn nt Cnirulim at neon today luid i cached n singe of 37,1 feet nml was expected lo r'enith n crest of 26 feet tonight. The •bureau reported n 'light rnln was falling nt Cnrodcn nt noon hut theru \va.t not, chough to nlfcct UK) river. ' : . | ;, •• • '^-. : Reports, froiii Cainden Hint coii- sldurable iowlands. between that city an<l Gallon were,, under .water today while hlgliwnys souih of ilia Ounchllu river to tho Louisiana lino were almost ItnpassaVle due to back water from creeks nnd linyous lending. Into, the stream. Thu Oimchllo. at Gallon wns. 27.0 feet at noon today. The While river at Clnrendon WHS 23.0 feet nnd rlveriiicn predicted It would start hilling 'by tonight while .the Arkansas nl Little Rock fell six-tenths of n foot during the pnst 24 horns. Will Lead Ford Fight on NLRB Rehabilitated Farmers Paying Off Their Debts WYNNE, Ark. (UP)—Despite the recession In collon prices this year, Crots county farmers who have been nldctl with government rehsbilllnllon loans have been able to repay most of their Indebtedness. Many will be able to staiti 1938 with cash surpluses, accord- 1 Ing to Farm Security Admlnlslra-j lion officials here. | SHE: ETS TO llHIE-f ,ifc of Leftist Government May Be Impei iled By Action Today PADIS. 'Dec. 29. (UP)—The popular front Kovcrnmont of premier Camilla oliiuilemuj, endangered h'y rapidly KUI ending .strikes which tied up public .scivices In Pails, cnllcd im the winy iind navy tonight to break the movement. Troops niid imvy technician.? will ' atari cnriylng on the public, services tomorrow unless thu strikers yield. Army experts nnd engineers of tho Pails legion, nldcd by 100 naval experts, were recmlted to run the subwnys and electric nml gns plants. Kndiuigers CuMntt Tho decision to take such R drns- Ilc step, ceilnln to niitngonl/,e labor nnd cndnnger the lire of the Leftist government, was taken at an emergency cabinet meeting which lasted lor several hours. Transportation Para!ywd V PARIS, ate. an. (UP)—Hundreds of thousands ot PnrUians walked l<> work today lioiiuisoTot n trmrs= (tort workers strike which paralysed iuibway nnd bus services. ' Municipal workcis in the gas, electricity, compressed, nlr, street • ctamlng, poor homo nnd liosplinl services Joined what bade to be Hit! mobl seiloui) of Iho many strikes lit France during; the last year." ' Hy 10 n.m. It was estimated v that between 120,000 and 140,000 workers -' were on strike, In addition to truck drIvors who were out already. At Hint hour tnxlcab drivers, municipal transport workers an,d truck .drivers -unions mnile a'for-' nmi demand of the government that It' withdraw' from servle* army trtick^jtscd to <tjans|>ort food and .other supplies ifffecliir'by "IKe" '"* drivers', strike and !(• was assumed (hat the strike would'ho extended unless the government'complied. • Judge Keck To Arraign Negroes In Attack Caie judge G. E. Keck will arraign the' two negroes, who purportedly! confessed they criminally attacked n young Memphis \vhlto woman Saturday night, tit a special .day of circuit 4:ourt at Marlon tomorrow afternoon. The date of the trial will also be set. The negroes will be tried before Judge Nell! Ktllough, of Wynne, who will preside over the criminal division of ciicult court January 1, while Judge Keck will pieside nt life'civil "tcims of court. Several other matters may also bo nttended to nt this special day of cauit, Judge Keck snld today. The negroes, Theo Thomas, 35, ' nntl Frank Carter, 26, both 5 of Memphis, allegedly confessed the crime to Piasccutlng Attorney Bruce Ivy after they hnd been nrrcsted n shoifc time ^ following the ntfack nnd lodged In the Crlttchdcn countyVjall; J, * The civil division'of circuit court will be held nt Osceota Monday with Judge O. E. Keck presiding. To Certify Delinquent Tracts, Lots To State Approximately 1,120 acres of tax • 'delinquent land In the Chicka- ; "-uvtra- district of Mississippi coun- ' ty and 138 pieces of tuvn -pro- - nerty will be certified to thbV state , Friday, for non-payment of state nnd county tajies, if "they are not ipnld by that day, It .was announc^ !ed today by Carey Woodburfi Pheeney, county court clerk. These properties are those on. which state nnd county taxes for H934, payable In 1935 have not |becn paid. There are 108 pieces in Blythe- villc, 14 In Leachville, 11 In Manila, four In Dell and one In Yarbro.' This is said to be an unusually small amount of acreage to be certified by the state from this district of Mississippi county. WEATHER He fought and defeated.the NRA In the famous Schechter case, and now the Ford Motor Co. has engaged Frederick Wood, New York attorney, above, to lead Ford's court battle against the National Labor Relations Board. The NLRB Is expected to ask the V. S. Circuit Court for an order sustaining the board's recent decision demanding Ford cease anti-union ac? tivily and reinstate, 29 dis- ., charged employes. Arkansas — Mostly cloudy, mild tonight and Thursday, probably occasional rains or mist 1n south portion tonight and Thursday aha In central and northeast portions Thursday. Memphis and vicinity — Mostly cloudy 'tonight and Thursday,' possibly occasional light rains, not much change -in temperature; lowest temperature tonight, *2 to ! The maximum temperaturB here i yesterday Tsas 52, rninlru'm 40. i cloudy, according -to Samuel P '- official wetther observer.

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