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VOL. XXXIII—NO. 246 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWBPAl'EB or NOnnreAS-P An^iVfiic A«^ 0 ^,.™ ra ^ -T..__ ' r-^ Blylheville' Courier BlyllievIHe Hernld Blylheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Lender ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI ARKANSAS, ,FRIDAY, JANUARY 1, 1937 ———, { COPIES FIVE CENTO 1 " ' SANTAGLARALEADSL S.U. AT HALF, 14 xrtnnnnniiTimm T-X 11 , /~^\ - \ •, _VM ••*••«_ __ I ~ ~~ — - — — *. Finance Committee to Submit i937 Budget to Quorum Coutt Monday The' finance ' committee of the Mississippi county quorum court will recommend appropriations totalling apprbximalely $125,000, about $11,000 more than was' ap- proprialed by the 1936 -quorum court, for operation ' of the county government in 1937, it was disclosed today. The court, composed of'magistrates of the various townships, will meet Monday. It :wns learned from -a reliable' source that the committee, composed of G. L. Waddell of Oscepla, Taylor'Segraves of near Luxora, • John Uzzell of Pecan Point, C. C. Counce of Leachville and C P. Tucker of Bly- tlieville, magistrates, will recommend adoption :of a budget which •will be similar to that approved last scar in many respects Among the changes to be suggested, it is understood, -Is the allowance of an appropriation of $2,400 for probation officers, one for each district of the county, instead of the appropriation -of ?1500 for one officer as of last year.- Another: suggested change Mill be an appropriation for a full time, deputy in the office of the county court and probate fclerk to assist Mrs. Carey Woodburn Pheeney, clerk, and T. W. Potter, her Osceola deputy Mrs Fheeney has paid for office help liere out of her own salary for some time and the committee will suggest employjnenl !of a full tim<? deputy who will di 1 vide tirrjp between tile $lerkff 'offices ^hero--and. 1 at Obceolj '<-' Apparently the largest increase in any .appropriation to be sug gested Is that for the counts general fund An appropriation of $24,600 will be suggested as compared to $12,000 in 1936. The appropriation budget to foe suggested, compared with'-that adopted last' year follows: 1937 Salaries , , $26,160 Courtly General 24,600 Jails , . . 20,000 County. Home *.'• 10.000 J P and Constables 1 2,000 Circuit Court 14,000 Municipal Court 2,000 Ark.: T. B. Sanitarium 2,000 Crippled Children ' 150 Probation Officers 2,400 Farm & Home Agents 4 860 Health Unit 2000 Bullets Give Hei Revenge'at Trial Slayer in a sudden courtroom attack .of. a youth accused; ol killing her son. Mrs. Viola Wick- linc. 3D", .'shown aflei hei .uiest in Jackson, Ky., now faces u muidei chaige Duiiifg the examining trial of "John ShepHerd,' 18, she rose|and began firing a revolver, mortally wounding the accused and shooting iwo others before .she was subdued Succeeds Stanley D. Cai- penter in Chaige oi . Northeast Distiict .The Chickasavba district of Mississippi county was temporarily -ftuthoul an agricultural extension agent today following the 5eslerday of J > O district agent' for 1936 $26,000 • 12,000 20,000 12000 2,000 14,000 , 2,268 2.000 : 150 1,503 4,550 3,000 ($1,000 additional, if funds sufficient) County Farm 15,000 15,000 Totals $125,170 $114,478 Craighead Takes Bi[j Loss on County Farm JONESBORO—Craighead. county, which bought a farm for $36,459 three years ago and spent $8,000 on It, sold it for $10,750 yesterday. ; • • Efforts of Spurgeon Clark, retiring county Judge, to distribute the $10,750 among various "county funds were halted by. a suit filed by .the Jonesboro special school district. Members of the board and of other boards in the county contended , that they were, not getting a fair share of the distribu- utlon. • The share of' the school districts was only \3,740 whereas $25.258 of school funds were used In buying the farm. Judge Clark contended that the division was fair because $8,OOC from the county general fund was used in improving the farm ahc the farm's deficit for* the past two years had been paid from the same source. Fullerton northeast Arkansas. •Mr; Fullerton's headquarters for his new .work will be~at Little Rock and he plans to move there next week. His successor in , the local.-•; office had not been named today but Mr Fullerton said that every I effort would be made to have well qualified man on the job within a few days Mr. Fullertpn, who succeeded - J. Crit? as county agent here on October 16, 1935, came to Mls- Issippl county after seven jears •f: experience in -agricultural ex ension • work in Arkansas. A naive of Tennessee, he operated ^ :farm before he came to Ar ':ansas in 1928 to become extension .agent.'of..-Randolph- county, le was later transferred to Woodruff county before coining here As district agent Mr. Fullerton MH succeed Stanley D Carpener, formerly of. Osceola, who resigned recently to - Accept ap- Winlment" as -. Pulaski county igerit. In. his new capacity Mr. Fulerton will have general super- 'ision over agricultural extension work in the northeast Arkansas district and will'.have occasion to pay periodic visits to this county Escape Serious Injury When Auto Overturns MEMPHIS, Jan. 1 <UP)—SU Little .Rock persons escaped serious injury on a highway wes of here early ioday when • their automobile overturned as the drlv- Icr attempted to avoid striking a parked truck. Senaloi' Nye Will Seek In- quiiy ,Into Help Given Both Sides EANTANDER, Spain, Jan. 1 (UP) — The German cruiser Koenigsberg today bombarded the Spanish steamer Solon. The bombardment of Hie ship occurred in the vicinity of Santona. WASHINGTON, Jan I (UP) — Congressional Investigation of financial and military assistance by Americans to participants in the 'Spanish, civil war appeared virtually certain today as a result ., of indignation over granting of. an arms export license to Hobel t Cuse, Jersey City expoiter Senator Gerald P. Nye (R«p N D) told the United Press he would sponsor the proposal. He Insisted that aid to both loyalist and rebel factions be studied Nye headed Ihe. senate committee which exposed the dealings irsi Baby of 1937 ' Is Born Lt Hospital Honor* for being' tlie "fllst New Yem bab> in Bljlhcvllle BO lo bab\ •Rajmond Edw'aid Zaclny, born curly this morn- Ing lo Mr and Mrs Rajmohd iiachij at the Bl\lhevi)le his- .:tal. The 'baby 'weighs seven a half,pounds, of urms manufacturers 1934 and 1935 during not Bailey Will Have Opposition In Upper House of Legislature Nje was indignant over reports that the Soviet goiernment had engineered the deal in which Cuse applied for license lo ship more than $2,700,000 worth of reconditioned ;. airplanes and motors to the loyalists Tlie motors were purchased from the .U S array "Any Investigation' should no be so narrow as i to escape tie-up with the other side as well as the loyalists," Nye said "There are plenty of rumors in the air ll\at help is being l guen Ihe Fascists Let's look into that too "There is much room for an investigation and I for .one, would U glaa to_ call 1 for IbJ -rd like lo see wha't it would expose /• -Sounds Peace Call WASHINGTON, Jan" 1 (DP)— At the zero hour of an 'appaient world naval race and amidi clamorous bounds of war and threats of war, Acting Secretary of State R Walton Moore today sounded Americas call for peace Moore, undeteried by a critical international situation and press mg problems of United States neutrality, \oiced to the nation his 'dehbeiate opinion' that 1937 would bring to the 'world "no extensive war." Edin Submits I'lan LONDON, Jan. 1 (UP)-British Foreign Minister Anthony •Eden prepared today: to' send Immediately to Gen Francisco Franco and Premier Francisco Largo Cab- nn outline of a .nian for controlling and supervising nonintervention in Spain's civil oar It was expected that the communications .w : ould go out before midnight to the Spanish insurgent. leader and the loyalist premier in order to speed up action on the program. Eden will request that Ihey accept or reject the plan within ten days after . receipt. Italy will -insist on financial neutrality, suppression of propaganda and strict, and immediate enforcement of restrictive measures on immigration as conditions to an agreement prohibiting participation of foreign volunteers in Ihe Spanish revolution. the latest official Italian expression on Ihe question revealed. New Yeai's Eve Fatalities Fai Below Thpse of Christmas By United Trass The nations violent death toll passed the 100 mark today in the wake of the wildest New Year's eve celebration since 1929. The Christmas holidaj a week ago claimed over 500 lives. I Stale by stale tabulations 'in 26 states and the District of Columbia showed at least 106 persons were killed in automobile accidents fires, explosions or slaylngs. Automobiles claimed three- fourths ot the fatalities. Illinois led the stales with 20 Uolent deaths of which 13 ijerc caused by automobiles California «as second wllh 19 reported A grotesque story of mobsters' 'engeance In South Dakota was the most sensational violent death reported. In Washington Senator Joseph P. Guffey (Dem, Pa) suffered a fractured rib and bruises wljen a taxicab and a truck, collided His condition is not serious LITTLE ROCK.—Led by holdover Senators Ed Dillon, Llltle Dr. H. B\, Hardy, Gieen- Roy Milum, Harrison and J. lj - (Beck) Shaver of Wynne, an ^"-atiminlstration bloc In "the up""" "" 'Use was reported to be well ted this week. anti-administration bloc, according to its leaders, will not oppose any legislation proposed by the new governor, if they arc of the °n that It would be for the , interests of the state. : Hojcver, there'll be no monkey ™ si "f.«, and we'll stop all legislation that tends towards the build"'S of a poiit.t ca i machine by the nl "" Administration," Senator Hardy said a . In the four leaders the antl- h«Ii ! stra '' on group will have the ""' lc lislatlve trader in Dillon, an . i; u *" s Mten speaker in Dr. Hardy, The injured: Jesse Grassland,'i h ', ;i studeiit of legislation and 27, 'the driver, cut and bruised; Afiss Gladys Brown, 20, head injuries; Miss Edllh Haynte, 24, .cut .elbow. Three other passengers were uninjured.. They were Mr..and Mrs. Ted Bratton and Iv/n Amundson, 11 • te Milum and • i cicvcr attorney in Shaver, ob- pointed out.' ria* ir the holdover senators were thlT«?! "s administration men in General Assembly and the wen friends and Futrell. of Old Resident and Formeii County Officer Announces Candidacy W. w Holllpeter long time lesident of Blytheville is today formally announcing that he will be a candidate for the office of mayor of Blytheville in the April election. -He -is the second to announce for this office, Marlon Williams having made his announcement a short time ago. ' Mr Holllpeter, in' maklm Ms announcement said today "Having been urged by scieral friends to make Ihe race for major of Blythevilte, I have concluded^ to do so., I, have.been a resident of the city foi 34 jears and during this time I have tried to be a good citizen. If. elected mayor, I will do my best for the city. I vill certainly appreciate your support." A former circuit' clerk and treasurer .of Mississippi counly, Mr. :Hollipeter was not a candidate for reelection.. He is widely known having played an Important part in the development of the city which he seeks to serve as mayor. He established the first saw, stove and hook mill here the first electric light plant and the first Ice plant.. T TO REVEt DEATH Girl, Intended Victim, Tells Stoiy of Explosion Which Rocked City SIOUX FALI.S, S D, Jan 1 (UP) — Three alleged racketeer were sought 'throughout- the northwest today -In connection wllh a weird, gangland plot to send two persons to death , In a shattering blast of five tons' of high explosives. In the scattered ruins of a WPA powder house, four miles from here, police searched for U^e remains of a man believed to be Harold (Ed) Baker His bodjt was believed blown to bits by the blast which rocked Sioux mils and was ifelt In towns 60 miles away at the height of the New Year's celebrations. The other Intended victim, Helen Selcllcr of Sioux City, la, miraculously escaped Hei body, lorn by foiir bullet wounds and her head battered by hammei blows, she dragged herbelf a half mile to a road where she was picked up by a farmer and brought to a hospital here, Al- Ihough she is wounded seilouslj hospilal attendants said she probably will recover. From her ' pain twisted lips Sioux Falls authorities today pieced together n tale of biulnl mobster vengeance Police Chief Harry Morstad sa(d he had the names of the men sought and added he e\ pected to ' round them up speed ily' The v men, he said, allegedly are members of a gang which robbed a Slpux city, ,lowa, jewelry store of $35,000 'lost week. "It was because they were afraid Baker Vould fstjUeal 'and because I knew loo"mucli tliat we were taken for 'a ride/' .'Miss "Seidlei sobbed from her hospital bed, police sole) ' / :he girl told of being slugged over the head with a hammer near the site of the , powder house and continued "When '; ccme to t saw a powder fuse burning a. few: feet irom me; . I. was; ha If numb. Pain made, me half-.conscious. I could see • Ed Baker lying beside the Bhack I dragged myself away "Then there »as a flash I felt myself hurled forward." Griffin and Frank Smith Exchange Oaths of Office LITTLE ROCK, Jail. 1 (UP)-i- In a joint Inaugural ceremony in the state supreme court room tills morning Griffin Smith of Lee counly, former slate comptroller, took the oath of' office as chief ' justice of the supreme court and Justice Frank T. Smith w r as sworn in for a new term. Tlie two justices administered the official oaths to each 'other In a brief ceremony that occupied about three minutes before approximately 50 persons. Brief Illness Fatal to Dr. Wright Denton - CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo., Jan. 1 -Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon for Dr. Wright H Polic Vanished Co-Ed ce Seeking Alarm Calls Firemen from Their Annual Ball Duly comes first for Blylhe- \illc't> flicmcn—even when Ihcy'ie singing their own annual liwmen'B and policemen's ball I AJ1 dressed up In tluMr vciy uesl foi their big nrTnlr of the, ycdr were , Ihe tiro laddies '.at the cltj) hull nudltoilum hr|V night when the big bell down In the fire station below started clanging. So away most of them rimed on tliclr lust alarm of; 1030 to hall a fire that prac- ilcally gutted a negja's quai- lers in a servant house In the rear of. the home ot Mrs. Cora Sulton, QH. Hcarn slrcct. Suveial ot Hie firemen absoib-|to 1, at the in the Sugat' Mississippi State, Auburn Off Ahead Against Duquesne, Villanova - : -> ' The Bioncos of Snnla ' Clara „ were lending Hie favoied Tigeis of Louisiana Stale Unheislly. 1 14 ' ed a nice welling in Immlllng Ihe hose while extinguishing the names Unl 11 failed to put a damper on their spirits Disappearance of Lillian Mnrlo finite, 10, nbovc. daughter of a Piomlnenl Delioit aulomoblle 'Icaler, stalled n widespread n ~ .,7T~ • r> search, though police said lliere 'raieills btlll Await Retli .vns no Indication Ihal she tia-l been obdncted The girl a junior nl the Univcisity of Michigan nt Ann Aibor, left home In her own and authorities wcie notillcd after she liad failed to rctuin two days later, SfflTlTEF HELD 1 TIL Joliff Freed of, Charges in Christmas Murder Eve Knife 'ft OARUTHERSVILLE Mo , 'Jun 1 —Charges of second degree murder were plated against Howard Slgert and I=om Baxter here late ycstcr- Den!on ' *• who at his home ., at wardell Tuesday after a brief illness of cardiac asthma. Predict Flood Stages on St. Francis River MEMPHIS, Jan. i (UP)—The U. S. weather bureau today broadcast flood warnings on the St. Francis river In northeast Arkansas. The river will rise 2~2 feet above flood stage at Fisk, Mo., today and' will rise rapidly to a stage of 185 lo 19 feet-at St. Francis, :Ark., toy January 5, the bureau said. Flood Is 18 fce is la teet. u< -ne prac this county at Mlcola, Braggadocio and Caruthersville, moving Irom this city to Warden about two yeah ' liken" pracllcin S whei > Services were held In this city at the home of a sister, being conducted by the-Rev. W. L. Meyer, Meth- n M D i ,, er - Inter "i en t was at Little Prairie cemetery Surviving him are two children. Mrs. Opal Hoyis of Caruthersville and Clyde Dcnton of Warden, two brothers, Fred Denton of Lunstord Ark., and Dr. L. D. -Denton of Braggadocio, and two sisters, Mrs. Lois Baker of Caruthersville and Mrs. L. E..Btngenhclmer of Braggadocio. Doc Has 5-Pouit Antlers DILLON, Mont. (UP) _ Local residents have no doubts left rel- New Judge and Sheiiff Sworn in by County Clerk This Morning - S. I/ Gladlsh of Osceola was sworn in as judge and Hale Jackson of Osceola as sheriff of Mississippi county by Mrs. Carey Wopdburn Pheeney, county and tfrpbate court clerk, lie re this morning. Judge Gladlsh and Sheriff Jackson were new officials to assume .office. Others who also were inducted into office by Mrs. Pheeney were Hugh Craig, re-elected circuit court clerk; Roland Green, reelected ,*.treasurer,- and W .H. Stovall, re-elected coroner. R. L. Gaines, re-elected assessor, was lo be sworn In later during the day. Apparently Mrs. Pheeney, who married during her first term as county court clerk, -will continue to hold the office officially as Carey Woodburn, her name;having been certified to the slate elecllon officials and her cdm- mlsslon issued in lliat name. The slip-up doesn't worry Ihe county clerk, however, -since she is widely known over the county ns "Miss Carey." . . Bernie Man Killed Aiding Holdup Victim POPLAR. BLUFF, Mo.—Ernest E. Burke, 24 years Old, of Bernie, Stoddard county, was shot and fatally wounded Wednesday night when he went to the aid of,an elderly man who had been slugged and robbed of a small amount of money. Stoddard counly officers arrested Charles Corn, 13, of Berntc, and premeii Riddle. 21, of Campbell, and I6dged'them In jail here. They mad,e" signed statements admitting Ih'e ' robbery, according lo-Depuly brought Sheriff Roscoe Mayo, but each ac- ot o. in n ' ,? « Ji • —•. ••CHIJJIE oruugnt enenir Koscoe Mayo. but. eacn ac- nY £„?'*,. ^-wearing a full set, cused, the other of having killed .of - nY „,. .of male five-point antlers. j Burke. C A Jollff was released before the piellmtmiry, the slatq dismiss- Ing charges against himli i ' I The three were arrested In'con-' ncclion with the death ;of trioy Johnson. 21, of Deerlng, who''died In a Blvthevllle hospital from 21 knife wounds received during a melee, in which Baxtei and Slgert figured jollff W as arrested for questioning he being proprietor of the dance hall lii'.whlch the attack occurred. It was,claimed lhat he liad lumed out the lights at the start of the fight . ' An estimated -.rowd of over 500 assembled in the circuit court room for the hearing .jestcrdav after- neon Justice Hedge fived bond at $5000 for Sigert,and $3000 for Baxler sigert Is charged with-the actual knife i wielding and Baxter with holding young Johnson while Sigert. used, the knife. -Baxter Is Slsert's' father-in-law. The father of the slain youth look action • today to keep Slgert from remaining at liberty should he succeed In making bond to which he was admitted by the examining court yesterday. ' He came here today and had another warrant sworn out for Sigert which it is understood will ibe served If the accused slayer is successful In making bond. Reorganization of JFrisco Postponed Six Months ST. LOUIS, Mo.—Time for the filing of. a reorganization plan for the St:' LouiSvSan Francisco Railway Co., now' In • bankruptcy proceedings- in Federal Court, was extended for six .months yesterday by District judge' George H. Moore. . The" extension was requested by the debtor corporation, in whosi behalf Attorney Jesse McDonald argued at'a hearing last week lhat more time was needed so that the company would not. be shut, out from submitting a plan. It ts understood that a plan submitted earlier to the Interstate Commerce Commission, on which hearings were held, has been abandoned. The RFC and the Railroad Credit Corporation, both creditors of the railway,'opposed the time extension. City Makes $6,221.75 Bond Debt Payment .Checks totalling 86,221.75 were mailed to the commercial National Bank of Little Rock today in payment of bond Issue maturities and interest due on of 10-Ycar-Olcl Son, Chailes TACOMA, Wash, Jan. 1 (UP)— Charles 10-)cur-old BOH of Dr. and Mrs w W Malison, had Hot been icUirncd lo the home of his parents today despite reports lhat arrangements had been completed for payment, of $28,000 uuisom money to. his -nb : iluctor, i» i f -f SPRINGFIELD, III, Jan, 1 (U P)—Illinois state police * lodaj sought .two bandits armed with machine guns who Ihey ^ said might be the kidnapers of 10- year-old Charles Mattson of Tacoma, Wash,, who today had hot been returned to his parentsfde spite.. reports lhal! ' " • for payment of made Tlie bandit pair held up two women near, here- last night ami stole ihelr automobile The women said Ihe men were accompanied .by a , passenger who was cither a,child 01 a woman. They believed, it < was a child. They him led us In transferring Ihelr companion lo the :ir i&hlch\they took from us u«l they 'said,- 'We have to get out of the countrj. It's a mat ter or; life and: death wllh us," said one of l|ie women "Their companion .'seemed , unwilling to obey them." .State Police: ;chlef Waller Williams said he thought it was "highly improbable" the bandits passenger wns the 'missing- Maltson boy bill that he was not overlooking the possibility. Archbishop-of Canterbury Deplores Growth in Eng- J.and, Hits at Germany - LONDON, Jan. 1 , (UP) — The Archbishop of Canterbury todaj deplored the growth of antl- semitlsm in England In a New Year's Day message to his diocese In -which he expressed deep concern nt the gloomy outlook for peace In Europe. He did not mention the Duke of, Windsor, although he rcfcrrei to the opening of the reign o King George VI as one "full ol confidence and hope." The prelate pictured "restless ominous" w : ar clouds hovering bvc the continent and expressed hope that "responsible rulers," regard less of the language used for do mestlc consumption, .would really "make loyalty to th'e Prince o Peace active and effective." On antl-semllisrh he said: "I am concerned lo notice sonn signs of the growth of anti Semitic sentiment. In this'country It Is, I know, confined at present, to a few. very Irresponsibli persons but unless checked I may spread. I trust that we may be spared the shame of giv Ing any sort of encouragemen to the discreditable prejildid which has led to cruel persecu tion in other countries, especially in Germany, of the race to Which our Saviour in human life be longed." •Boxer Writes Short Stories BERKELEY, . Cal. (UP)—Piigl- liowl foolball 'game at ' New Orleans this utlcrnoon At Miami Mississippi state was leading Duquesnc Q to 0 at the end of the first quarter and at Hinnna Auburn heljl a 7 to '0 margin over Vlllanova at the close of the first quarter In olhei New Yeai's Day 'bjwl" games "7' > Wcl Field at New Orleans 1 TULANE STADIUM, NEW OB- LEANS Jan 1 (UP) — Louisiana, . Stale's unbeaten Southeastern I confeiencc champions met Santa la or the west today In the' hlul Sugar Bowl gnnie befoia u capacity: crowd'of 40,000, The field was heavy alter Ihree 'it Jajs of lain and dense clouds inclining the stadium. Odds^on j. S U, dioppeu (rain elght^to ;lve down to about six to five on 1 ", the bellcMlmt the wet field would interfere with Ihe 'ligers' nellnl game. t > •* "''rf"*" 1 ; R«.e Bo«l Field "Fair 1 ' iJf'Y PASADENA, Cul.^Jan, 1 (UP) —BilghC sunshine promised a drj- . ing lur'f today for the" twentieth Rose Bowl football classic between the Universities of Washington ind Pittsburgh ' * ; '» i ', The' field In the big roseUdrap- ed bowl was describe'd as "i medium, certainly not slowl" A threatened raiastorin held .y)iig.4ho,»lui/<ji talvhK -J 1 diy*. 'ifurYHui'fW ~ft__^,„,,,,, under a canvas Wednesdaj dining l heavy downpoui. --.,'/,- , Washington, "ten" to "nine choice last week, dropped Un faior because of the possibility that a wet field might slow tlie Huskies m- ~ 'le-da/zle attack, Rain at Dallas DALLAS, Tex Jan 1 (UP)-iA drizzling rain that fell tluoughout the morning switched betting odds In favoi of Marquctte today ns the Golden Avalandie ^-and Texas Christian prepared lo meet 1 In the tint annual Cotton Bowl, football game "~, j Tlio rain was expected to ham- <•• per the strong passing attack ot Texas Christian. • "• Condition of Pope „..:: , Called Satisfactory VATICAN CITY, Jan 1 (UP)'— Pope Plus XI rested comfortably aflei ,lils midnight New Year'a observance and ills contlilion today was satisfactory, a \attcan official said. The pontiff awoke at his usual hour and was visited shortly thereafter by his physician, Piof Anmntl Milanl. Accused Slayer of Wife - " Faces Examination Today CARUTHERSVILLE,' Mo, *Jan 1.—Preliminary hearing foi Ezra Craven, Canada Switch farmer, charged with the murder of his wife on Dec. 23, Is Scheduled to be held this afternoon before Magistrate A. Elliott. -' <•"- , Craven says that his wife killed" herself, dying of a bullet wound near the .heart but tlie woman's biothers had a warrant sworn out charging Craven with slaying his wife., The 'shootirig ' occurred, at the Craven home while they were alone there .'with their two chU- dren, one less than two jears ol'd and the other onlv three \ears old. '•'.••• *Y,-. Mrs. Craven was formerly Miss Edith Henderson, daughter of Harry Henderson of the Concord community, and the arrest of Craven" has aroused interest, the preliminary examination attracting a large crowd here. WEATHER City of BIythcvllle bond issues, j lists are now going lllerary. Art A check for $3,'!65.94 .was-directed x to the Little Rock bank as payee for city hall bondholders and $2,455.8! for city •', liospital bondholders. • Emery, former Pacific Coast lightweight boxer, has.becn found taking a course, In short story .writing at the University of California and getting his stories printed, too. ARKANSAS--Cloudy, probably rain tonight and Saturday. Colder In northwest portion tonight. Much colder Saturday and Saturday night. ( i Memphis and Vicinity—Tncreas- }ing cloudiness and warmer with occasional showers late this afternoon and .tonight. The maximum temperature hej-<T jesterday was "53, minimum • 30, clear, according to Samuel F Nor-, ris, official we'ather observer.

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