The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 3, 1938 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 3, 1938
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VOLUME XXXIV—NO. 2<1G. BUTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NKWSPAPEB OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI* Blytheville Courier Blytheville Herald Blythevllte Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader K, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, JANUARY ,'), 1038 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENT! FOR BALANCED BUDGET Upholds PWA Power Project Loans, Grants DEIlOffl Ruling Regarded As Major Victory By Government Control Advocates WASHINGTON, Jan. 3. (UP)The supreme court today approved constitutionality of the Public Works Administration program of loans and .grants to municipalities for construction of power projects. Hailed by administration spokesmen ns a major victory in Hit New Deal's far flung drive foi cheaper power, the decision wm> regarded as a "go ahead" signa for construction of 62 muuicipa power projects, estimated to cost more than $80,000,000; which have been hold up pending a final ruling on validity of the PWA loans nnd grants. The decision was delivered by Justice George Sutherland, brief note, attached to it, stated that "Justice Hugo L. Black con curs in the result." .' See Valuation Change The court also opened a way to a possible reversal ol the 40' year-old judicial dictum demand ing that reproduction costs bi used in evaluating utilities to rate making purposes. The court reversed a California federal district court decision setting aside rates proposzd by the California railroad commission for the Pacific Gas and Electric company.- The district court held the rates invalid .solely because the -commission in Week End's Death Toll Around 370 Truffle accidents, shootings, poisonings and drownings lockstcpped with the nation's New Year's celebration, bringing sudden death over the week end to at least 310 jrer- £011S. The number of fatalities fell short of the 625 deatlis recorded during the Christmas week end. Traffic accidents took the greatest toll, accounting for 220 deaths. Illinois led other states In the total fatalities --with 00. Twentythree were caused by traffic accidents. Cook county (Chtaigo) alone reported 39 deaths. It's Ice Work If You Can Take It Several Business Houses Make Changes With New Year's Arrival The New changes in Year brought several location on the part of local business concerns, with at least two additional moves stii to be made in the business section within a short time. I Tlie Blytheville Appliance com- for business in its new location in the Holel Glencoe building 01 South Second street. R. J. Marti- nelii, owner of the business, an nounced that he had completed . , . . his 1 -removal from UIL> concerns -.evaluat.Uig'tthe' -company's propertyj former' location at 1 the corner o pany, Sales formerly company, the E. B. Gee today was open did not consider reproduction costs data. The decision was regarded as a distinct aid to the New Deal program for reduction of power rates. Overthrow of the "reproduction cost" • and "historical cost" evaluation theories In farar of the "prudent Investment" theory of evalua- .tion has beeen advocated by President Roosevelt in conferences with utility leaders. The court began its 1938 term with the appeal for. a rehearing by attorneys of Lester "Brockelhurst heading slons. its heavy list of submls- The decision as to whether tlie court will reconsider the case of the convicted killer of Victor Gates probably will be announced next Monday, attaches of the high tribunal said. Ice cold cutles are Jacqueline Gladney, left, and Lorraine Hilllard, n-duuklng oft Seaside Heights; N. J 'Hot dog! Ain't we having an ice time?" they idntek. But tiie splashed pooch seems to feel differently. Insignia on the mermaids' suits proclaims tnclr membership in the Pelican Island Polar Ol'ib Mother, 12, and 10-Pound Baby State Supreme Court Reconvenes Today LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan. 3.-The Arkansas supreme court reconvened this morning after a two- weeks' Christmas vacation to take submissions and to hear oral arguments on two cases. Decisions on the cases taken under submission are scheduled to be handed down Jan. 10. ' Forty-two candidates for licenses to practice before the court began taking two-day examinations in the house chamber at the capitol at 8 a.m. . YOU BY ~~ BOB — BURNS __ Main and Fifth streets and tha the display rooms and offices ar<. now open in the Glencoe build ing. The quarters just vacated b; Mr. Martinetti have been takei by the Hardaway Appliance Com pany, which moved froiu thei former location in the Gran Leader building on the corner o Main and Second streets who the business has been conducts for about two years. J. W. Adams manager, completed removal of lii stock and fixtures oier the wee 1 end. The move on tlie part of th Hardaway company -was ncces^i tatcd through the lease oi the Grand Leader building by i large | store organization som^ lime) at'O. Another occupant of the' Grand Leader building. Piuil Kirk- indali, owner of Kirkindall's five and ten cent store, also plans to vacate soon. Three of four occupants of the building on Main 'street purchas- . ed by the S. H. Kress company for its proposed new store have already vacated. Morris Zellnor, owner of the Zellner Slipper Shop, hus moved to other quarters in the newly remodeled Blaine building, located several dooi-s to the east, Freeman's Shoe Shop, operated by Bill Freeman, has also vacated the building and • It has been announced that the future location of his shop will Ire at 121 Main street. Tlie cafe operated by William Berryman lias also been removed from the building, and it is understood that Mr. Berryman has not yet reopened in a new location. A fourth occupant of 'the Kress property, the O. K. Barber Shop, which has been operated by Irving Whitn-orth since the recent death of its original owner, Tom Whitworth, Is also scheduled to move I as soon as possible. Mr. Whitworth said it was indefinite at his time where the future loca- ;ion of the shop would be as he s still negotiating for a suitable 5EUTE OEM Lupescu Flees Goga's Pogrom Ardent Government Utility Development Advocate! Requests Extended Probe WASHINGTON, Jivn. 3. (UP) — Senator George W. Morris (Iixl., Nob.) lodny Introduced n Joint resolution for u fnr reaching investigation of the Tennessee Valley Authority. The investigation, under Harris' resolution, would be conducted by the federal (.ratios commission. The resolution called lor a sweep- Ing Inquiry Including: • 1. Whether the TVA board Is carrying out efficiently and economically the work authorised under the act. li. Wlml loss has been sustained by municipalities and farmers prevented by private companies' In-' Junclloas from obtaining TVA power. 3. what suits hnve liecu Instituted In the courts by private companies and what have been their effects, 4. To what extent has public interest been affected by efforts of private utilities to prevent farmers and municipalities from obtaining TVA power. Roosevelt's Mildred Maxjvell,$5, Stix Factory Employe, Kills Self Miss Mildred Maxwell/ 25-year- old daughter of Mr. nnd Mrs. Lewis Maxwell of the Gosnell community, shot and Instantly killed herself. at the family home about seven o'clock last night. '.Relatives and friends could advance no reason for the, young woman's act. She is said jo have slipped her father's shotgun from Ills bedroom, carried It into another room and shot hcrstlf. she apparently placed the muzzle of Message Pleases Wall Street NEW YORK, Jan, 3. (UP)—Wall street interpreted President Rooser volt's message to congress today as favorable, but traders wlthliek market commitments .pending appraisal of congress' attitude. Prices advanced before the speech In anticipation that It would show a conciliatory attitude toward husl- ness, The street was not disappointed, according to Its spokesman, bill held some apprehension as to what the president's special message oj law reorganization would contain Suggests Far Reaching Legi sla I ion; Wants "Adequate Defense" , Launching a vigorous anti-Semitic program, Octnvian Goga, above, new premier of Rumania, Issued orders for drastic restriction ot Jewish activities and business, and confiscation ot their lands. Magdo Lupescu, Wend of King Carol, will leave the country, at least temporarily, It was said. TEUREL SHIM Natipnalists;i>Have Largo Army; Thousands Die On Snow Covered Fields HENDAYE, Frontier, Jan. 3. Franco-Spanish (UP)—The bat- Air Liner, Forced Down, Lands Safetly At Maxton MAXTON. N. C., Jan. 3. (UP) — the gun under her chin, her "face An Eastern Air „ Linus passenger belli!; shattered. She died 'imme- ! Plane, piloted by Edward A. Barber dlately. Authorities said they plan- i of the Mlaml-to-Ncwarlc flight, toned no Investigation of the,affair. I day landed safely at an emergency field here because of propeller trouble. The plane, carrying 21 passengers and a crew of three, left Miami at 12:01 a.m. The passengers will be sent to Richmond, Vn., by train, Barber said, and the plane will pick them up there later today. Unworried by the furor she has caused, 12-year-old Betty June Lacer Is pictured above at her Linton, Hid., home; smiling happily as liie fondles her lO'.i-pound son. She and Thomas H. Chapman, 13-year- old schoolboy and admitted father of her child, were determined to marry, despite the Indiana law forbidding mnrrioge under 16. Medical records showed that the youngest American mother was'11 years old, and that. 12-year-old mothers arc rare, physicians said also that th= child should be normal. Miss Maxwell, who lived \vith her parents, well known Gosnell farmers, was employed at the Rice- Stlx garment factory here. Funeral services were held tills afternoon at the family home with the Rev. Harmon Holt officiating. Interment was made at Eimwood cemetery. Tlie Holt Funeral Home was In charge of funeral arrangements. She Is survived by her parents, three brothers, Walter, James and Robert Lewis Maxwell jr., and four sisters, Jewel, Martha, Bettle Sue and Clarice June. I believe one of the finest New Year's resolutions a person can make Is to resolve not to try to make any for somebody else. Resolutions that might do you a lot of good, wouldn't fit the other fella at all. i I knew a president of a firm who resolved that, startln' with the new year, he was gonna act promptly and get everything done quick. He got a bunch of "do it now" signs and hung 'em in every office so his employes could read 'cm. The next day he found that his cashier had run off with $25,000, his bookkeeper had eloped with his private secretary; four clerks had asked for salary raises end his office boy had gone to Hollywood, to get Into the movies building. Recent moves have also been Stock Prices AT&T 14* 3-4 Anaconda Copper 29 Associated D. G 61-2 Beth. Steel 58 Boeing Air 32 1-2 Chrysler 463-4 Cities Service 2 Coca Cola 113 General Electric 40 3-4 General Motors 29 7-8 International Harvester 61 1-2 made by Kirby's Main Cut-Ratc Drug store from the corner ofj Main and Second to the Elaine building on (he opposite corner! of the street, and by Herrick's Watch Shop to another portion of the same building. Montgomery Ward 30 7-8 New York Central 16 1-4 Packard 41-4 Phillips Petrol 38 I- Radio Simmons 6 1-8 24 1-8 Livestock •EAST ST. LOUIS, m., j nn . 3. (UP)—Hogs: receipts, 16,000. Top, 8.25. Heavy weights 8.00-8.25. Light weights 6.15-6.50. Cattle: receipts, 6,500. Slaughter steers, 5.75-12.00. Mixed yearlings, heifers, 7.50. Slaughter heifers, 5,25-9.50. Beef cows, 4,75-5,75. Cutlers and low cutters, 4.50, 6.00- 350- Socony Vac. ...• 191-2 Schenley Dist 143-4 Standard of N. J 455-8 Texas Corp 38 U. S. Smelting 58 U. S, Steel 63 Chicago Wheat May open high 893-4 51 3-8 841-4 86 low close 89 3-4 90 3-: 84 1-4 85 Chicago Corn July open high 01 7-8 62 1-4 61 3-8 61 5-8 low close 61 1-8 fil 1- liatllc Koyal Costs Women DE QUEEN. Ark. (UP)—Five Ne- ;ro women here provided a "battle •oyal" and paid their own admission to It., The "entertalnmesit" took place In the city park. They paid police court $1 nnd costs—a srlce equivalent to tickets to two wrestling matches here. /Veu> York Cotton NEW YORK, Jan. 3 (UP) — Cotton closed steady. open high low close Jan 823 825 820 821 Mar 830 834 823 828 Mav 837 842 830 835 Jill' 845 848 837 845 Oct 848 852 844 845 Dec &51 857 847 850 Spots closed steady at 833, unchanged. New Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 3 (UP) — Cotton futures closed steady today, off one to three points. open high low close tic for Teruel reached Its final stage today. Spanish nationalists, seeking not only to recapture the city but lo shatter the loyalist nrmy, hurled an army of almost .Vorld War proportions at loyalist hies. It was one of the, mast terrl- e of battles. A heavy storm lm:l covered the battlefield with three to four feet of snow. Under the mow were the bodies of thousand:; of men kjlled in. action or helplessly wounded, frozen to death in the near zero weather. j In the snow foundered scores of thousands of men under the constant flre ot hudreds of cannon and great fleets of flghtinjj airplanes whose shells, bombs and bullets splashed the clean, white snow with Hie blood of victims. New 1938 First Baby Claimant Is Discovered Claim to the title of Blythevllle's "first baby of 1938" may be made by Mr. and Mrs. Garrett L. Abbott for their son, Charles, who was bora at 12:45 a.m. January 1. The Abbott child was born several hours earlier than the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Walker, who was announced Saturday as Blythcville's first New Year's baby. Charles weighed eight and one- half pounds at birth. The Abbotts live at 1608 West Chickasawba avenue. Arkansas Jobless Is Placed at 92,149 WASHINGTON, Jan. 3.—The National Unemployment Census has announced that between November 10 and November 20 Arkansas had 02,149 Jobless who wanted work and 34.354 persons employed on WPA NYA, CCC projects. or other emergency Of the jobless, 07.832 were men and 24,317 were women. There were 29,031 men working on emergency projects and 5,217 women. I!y I/m; 0. WILSON United Press slaffff Correspondent WASHINGTON, Jan. 3. I'icsldeiit Roosevelt today abandoned hope of n balanced budget In the next fiscal year and In Jila annual message to congress sketched a far reaching business, industrial, banking and labor pro- Brain to Increase national Income and purchasing power. Reporting the world In a state of "high tension and disorder," Mr. Roosevelt foreshadowed an early j request for additional naval construction willi R warning that "we must .keep omselvcs adenuateh) strong in sclt defense." Mr. Roosa; vclt condemned monopoly nnd outlined a far reaching legislative program of business reform, to be detailed In a later message, but asserted that capital and reasonable • earnings on capital are essential to economy, Warns Bit Business "Misuse of the powers of capita or selfish suspension of the: employment ot capital must bO~cnt|- ed," the president warned "or tlx capitalistic system will destroy itself through Us own abuses," He estimated that ''essentla functions" of government and provision for .the destitute' henc* forth would maintain federal ex pctidltutcs at appioxlmalely $7,- POO.OOO anmmlly. Mr. Roosevelt proposed that "this simi he raked, the budget: ulti mutely balanced and the iiatlona debt reduced by increasing U-.> nation's taxable income under ex Iftliig .iTalea,' rather,, than , by -la creasing" tax' schedules. _ ,He nek tiowie'dged deslraljilliy of""""fa changes for which business clans ors" rbut stipulated: 17 Federal, revenue shall not-b decreased by revision. 2. Tax escape abuses must no be restored. 3. In changing tax laws, whlcl work definite hardship, "especjol ly on the small business mmi,' speculative Income thai I not : b favored over earned income. Civilization Threatened 4. Disposing of foreign affair In nine terse .paragraphs critic; of non -democratic states "pence Is most greatly jcopnrdlt Roosevelt warned v.0i: civilization Is Mtuall Governor Not To Resume Duties For Two Weeks Draws $100 Fine For Driving While Drunk Bill swangcr was fined $100 In municipal court Oils morning on n charge of driving while intoxicated. Rucker Clayton was fined $20 for disturbing the peace. Homer Burns has been fined $10 on n petit larceny charge. Five fines were assessed for public drunkenness. LITTLE nOCK, Jan. 3. (UP)— Oov. Carl E. Bailey will not be able to resume his duties at the state house "for at least two weeks" attaches of the chiet executive's office said today. James L. Bland, executive secretary to the governor, said Bailey still is confined to his hospital room but he is "showing progress" and should be able to attend to minor duties In a "short time". City Hall Cornerstone Fails to Yield Dollars FORT WORTH, Tex. (UP)—The legendary "13 silver dollars" were abcsnt this month when workmen and city oflicials removed the cornerstone on a dismantled 45-year- old city hull. Behind the cornerstone Instead of 13 dollars were three nickels, n dime, a Grover Clcveland-for- Presidcnt button, copies of the Poice Gazelle with an account of 'Gentleman Jim" Corbott's box- ng victory over John L. Sullivan in New Orleans, and copies o: extinct newspapers. Be/ore the cornerstone was removed, oldtimers reported that th< silver dollars were placed Inside when it was first laid. The small er coins—dated 1888, 1889, and 189 —were to. be placed in the new $500,000 city hall to be built soon WEATHER Jan .. Mnr .. May .. Jul ... Oct .. Dec" 833 842 844 852 859 862b 839 846 854 860 863 833 839 844 849 8(.6 831b 838b] 846 851 866 858b OL l-O Ul i ijf">" 00 1-2 CO 1-3'c-lwngcd. Spots closed quiet at 8aO, un- Farmer Uses Only Oxen MELBOURNE, Ark. (UP) — Thomas "Uncle Tom" Hodge, 70, is laic about discarding pioneer ways. Tills year he hauled three bales of cotton to the gin from his farm near here by means of oxen. He cultivated 24 acres of cotton, corn, sorghum and truck crops, using oxen. He never has used anything but oxen on his farm. Arkansas—Cloudy with probably occasional rains tonight and Tuesday; .warmer in extreme east colder in northwest tonight; cold cr Tuesday. Memphis and vicinity—Cloudy probably occasional rains tonlgh nnd Tuesday; warmer tonight lowest temperature 42 to 46; cold cr Tuesday. Tlie maximum temperature here Girl, 23, Qualifies As Tugboat Captain PORT ALBERNI, B. C. (UP)— Dorothy Clarice Blackmore, a. 23 year-old blonde, Is planning to b Canada's first woman tugboat cap tain. Dorothy recently passed her ex nmination for a tugboat master certificate under supervising ex amlner Lionel H. Lindsay of Van couver, and confirmation from Ottawa Is expected soon. The girl has spent six years on her father's tugboat and Is a high school graduate. : . • . nd". Mr. "s t a b 1 e threatened." "It becomes the responsibility o said, "of each nation whio trlves for peace at home mong others to be strong cnougl o assure the obsei"vance of tho undamentaU of. peaceful solj t conflicts which are the ultimate basis for orderly ;nce." "Resolute, in our determin o. respect .the rights of others^ o command respect for the rig' of ourselves we must keep ' oit selves adequately strong in defense." Charges Distortion The message was a summol 'or cooperation of Industry an abor with government, a requa or congressional collaboration ': [ economy and a challenge to 7 \ small minority" of business m nnd bankers.- "That minority," charged, "has displayed poor ci ienship or engaged In practt: which are dishonest or deflnlt harmful to society." "This statement is stralghtfi ward and true," he added, pe.rspn ; In ' any responsible pi; ln : the government of the Unil States ^today - has.'ever taken a position contrary to It." But the . president complaii that attacks .on these "sniall i norltles have been distorted libcralely by those under fire I an attack on all capital." Wants Waje-Honra Act Mr. Roosevelt expressed cot dence of enactment of n sou crop control bill.. He repeated ! request that congress enact mum wage and maximum legislation, authorize reorgi lion of government departihi and establishment of a planning system to recoi methods of expending tt funds for deyelopmnet of and water resources through 1934 Letter Finally Delivered SALEM, Ore. (UP) A letter mailed August 20, 1934, at Crane, yesterday was 51, minimum 35, Ore., has been delivered to Jean clear, according to Samuel P. Nor- Hanover of Salem after being for- ris, official weather observer. I warded from Rlgglns, Idaho. the nation. He said his Integra program was to begin raising Income of Rgriculture and 1 representing two thirds of the p ulatlon, by the foregoing prop and that the remaining third the nation, which their products, or performs t Ices /or Industry and agricult would benefit'M wdi. National come had lifegifefc'bt <aid. .ti

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