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VOLUME XXXIV—NO. 2-18. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS Blythevllle Courier Blythevllle Herald THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER. Ol> NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Blythcville Dally News Mississippi Valley Lender m;rniEVii,LK, ARKANSAS, WKUNKSDAY, JANUARY SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTb DEE HOT 10 Thieves Take Clothing, Chickens Tuesday Night Thieves and prowlers were abroad a^nin last night with (he result Unit the Peerless Cleaners is mlnir, three men's suits and Mrs. T. l!a; well lost six h'!i)'i -t'lrl tv;o - . svr fjoiiii; c;ie uifr •• i::::-U-l ui to ope:' tliu' lion:, '. •",' of the Peer less Cleaners, Franklin nnd Cherry streets, sometime dining (lie nigh uixl after obtaining what he wish ed, left the same way. A check-up today revealed three suits wen missing. A few blocks over at 411 South Lilly street, Mrs. Bosuell slept peacefully while some one robbed her hen house of her best Cowls. Police today saiil there were no Juggernauts Crush Nanking Defenses Declares Economies Have Failed To Balance Budget Due to Recession WASHINGTON, Jan. 5. (UP) — President Hcosevcll reported to congress today that he had clamped brake^ on "\aend)ng iin an un- c i uesi successful effort to balance budgets dislocated by business recession. , Mr. Roosevelt estimated the net deficit for this (1938) fiscal year at $1,088.129.000 and for the 1939 fiscal year at $949.690,000— with the prospect lhat each actually will be greater. He pro|M>sed pork barrel economies which invite trouble on Cap- ! «">"»'•• , t ,,,„,,, Certificate Sale To Provide The president explained lhat the recession had tremendously reduced revenue nnd prevented budget balancing despite economies of S397.000.000 so far this year and $539,000.000 next. Small Part of WPA Project Cost Recommends Changes He believes business will improve some but probably not regain its 1937 levels in 1938. He based his budget on existing tax rates but o-ecommended changes to relieve hardships. "I hope that there may be enacted at an early date," he informed congress, "such amendments to the revenue law as will maintain the revenue producing power of the present tax structure while correcting, at the same time, existing proven inequities." He asked for a record breaking peace time national defense appropriation of more than one billion dollars and another one billion for work relief in the next fiscal year. He said the national debt would rise to $38,523,200,000 by June 30, 1939. .--Ifi attfami't'irig''' failure to balance the budget to business recession Mr. Roosevelt emphasized that the 1938 and 1939 deficit figures fire tentative and subject to considerable expansion with consequent further increase of the national debt because: Further Debt Increase Possible 1. "I may find it necessary to request additional appropriations for national defense. 2. "The economic situation may not improve—and if it does not.I expect the approval of congress and the public for additional funds if they become necessary to save thousands of' American famllie from dire need." The alternative to greater deficit The drive for sale of certifiea' of indebtedness by which 'he Chickasaw Athletic club and oth Man Attacked By Dog ! Not To Take Treatment upon snore nnd :norc of China's territory. Japan's relentless advance it this tank corps into fnllon Nanking. The limits over the rmul. Meanwhile Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek resigned ns iiead of China's nationalist, government niul polllt- cal prisoner, mostly Communists, were released on ball. Paralysis Fatal To Mrs. Effie E. Smith I, J. RUSSELL, 11 er sponsors hope to raise $7 jOO in cash, necessary with S2.000 ad nicroachto ditional already Oil hand, to criYv -' - , , . , . Blythevillc High school's new str.-, is characterized by the ruthless, clunking drive dium and gymnasium as a WPA I carried "mop-up" squads to clear out snipers, and followed the destructive artillery barrage turiietl project will begin Monday. | , mm , the capital. Smoke from shelled and burning buildings hangs darkly Announcement of the date of the certificate sale campaign was made after a meeting of the ata- ri ium committee of the Chickasaw A. C. last night. Ground has already been brrik- i en for construction of the sta-i dium, which will cost $44,133. The; federal government, through a| WPA project and grant will bearj all expense above the approximate $9,500 in cash that must be raised. Of the total cost, 52V 22 • will go for WPA payrolls, providing a steady source n 'o'f-e;n- iloymcnl for a large crew through he winter and summer months, at least, and $16,011 will go-for naleriids. At least n half dozen teams of certificates salesmen. inchidin: .-cprescntatives of the Chickasn>.\ Senator Milnin Suggests Legislative Action To Match Federal Funds LITTLK ROCK. Jan. fi (UP) — Slate Senator Roy Mtlum of Harrison, 11 visitor here today, urged that Clov. Carl K. Bailey call a special session of the general assembly In the near future In order lo oblain funds to match federal aid In building roads In the state. "The stale gasoline lux at Us present rate is producing $12,000,000 n year," Senator Mllnm siild, 'and of this iimounl $3,000,000, or 25 per cent, under Ihe. refunding contract must be expended lo maintain the roads. "Of the remaining $0,000,000 a sum of $0,000.000 Is required under the contract to be used In rcllr- IIIK the bonds and buying lenders. WomiUl Kx.irrl MUlo OiMWslllo" "Under Ihe contract the state Is required lo buy only $500,000 worth of lenders each year. This leaves $2,500,000 that coullid be diverted to match federal road building fund," he declared. Mllum gave the opinion thai such n program could bo pushed through at 11 si>eclal session wllli •MANILA, Ark.. .Inn. 5.— LeVcrne Mtlllean wolfed todny nt sugROs-. lions Hint hi 1 should undergo Pus-' (cur (realmcnt after it was lcnrn-| cd thai he WHS bitten 10 days .mo by (lie snmc dog, Inlcr found W mvc been mad, who bit at least Ilirci! other persons here last _ * . week. Conservative Member 01 MtlllBan i;nld thill the dog tit, him on the finger while he was attempting to put It In n sack but that the skin wns not broken and he had no (cars lhat he w.is In danger as a result of the bile. WASHINGTON. Jan. 5. (UP)— I The dog escaped and later was Associate Supreme Court Justice! killed after lie Inul bitten oilier George Sutherland, in a letter toj High Court Informs! esidcnt of Intention uersons and attacked n Moris of President Roosevelt, today nn- retirement ciTedivel . It was after the anlnnl nounced his had blttLii little Elsie Scarborough January 18. that Mllllgan allcmptcd to catch Sutherlnnd^Jc ter to the presi- il and was bitten. Others who were attacked by the dog arc undergoing treatment, It is understood . Cieorgt! Sluiiulln, snnltnrlaii of Ihu county health unit, met with Hut (own council last night to iulvl.sc precautions lo prevent an outgrowth of rubles here, lie :mtd llial a state health department ' order had been promulgated for ' Ijike township, ordering Hie killing of all dogs lhat were not kept up by llicir owners. A similar drastic order has already been made In Manila and will be enforced without hesitation, Marshall Cole hns announced. little opposition from the holders of stale bontts. Employes of the governor's ofllcc laid that Senator Minim's sugges- lon had been received and would be submitted to Oov. Bailey when Is able lo confer on slate nml- ,ers. Mrs. E(fie Elsie Smith, 51, died at her home near the Number Nine community Monday from paralysis. She is survived by her daughters, New Deal Supporter Easily Beats Heflin For Black's Vacant Seat A. C., the Lions club. Rotary club, | wr j| Chamber of Commerce and prob-1 to BIRMINGHAM. Ala., Jan. 5 (UP) — Representative Lister Hill (Dem., Ala.), staunch New Deal supporter, Mrs. Mager Cox, Cooler, Mrs. Ada. • . . n i n • i \ai Hatcher. Mrs. Emma Jean Dtfan-'l Little Kock KesiClGnl Was Outstanding In State go to the United Stales senate the unexpiral term of Bu- ably (lie Business' and Prates- 1>reme court Justice Hugo Black, sional Women's club will partici-, retums froln a special Alabama pate in the sale. Definite as- Democratic primary showed today.] Hatcher, Mrs. Emma Jean Do'«n- ing. Misses Gladys and Elsie Smith, of the Number Nine commiinlly, and Raymond and Vcrnon, sons, also ot that community, and sons Harry, of Huffman and Walter, of Jefferson City, Mo. Funeral services were held this morning at the Number Nine cemetery with the Rev. Mr. Bishop, of Armorel, presiding and Cobb Funeral Home in charge of funeral | i arrangements. Masonic Activities LITTLE ROCK. Jan. 5. (UP) A. J. Russell, 72, one time state the Masonic at Ills home grand master of lodge, died today here, the vietim of a heart ai- cnrcer as a Mason was Young Caruthersville Motorists Are Injuret OAHUTHEnSVILLE, Mo., J a 1 5.—Four young people of this vie Inlty were Injured Monday nigh when the automobile In which the were riding failed to make a curve on (he Cottonwoocl Point road, going head-first into a ditch. They were: Misses Maecel and Helen I!ce:l, daughters of Mrs. Joe Reed, of Cbltonwood; Qcrald Hargrove nnd Jack Hlnchey of this clly. TH FREE Mississippi Governor Recommends Abolition of All Taxes Orv Homes ..it e was retiring! •nder Ihe Sum-l lers supreme! ourt retirement! •ct. passed by! ; engross lastr rear. It was tlusl act under which! Justice Willis Va'nl Dcyantcr retired! last spring. It was under-1 stood that' Sulhrj crland took tha step because h <Sutherland MI Vic hail, re ed the aje where he no lonjer < continue the arduous duties of the! supreme court Justice without sac-j ncinu his.health. I It was understood that his gen J eral physical condition at presenlf was good but that he believed II might break, should lie continue) on tho court. He Is 70. Sutherland's retirement followe Van Dcvanter's by eight montlu Van Dcvantor's resignation camfl near the conclusion of the hlstorlq fight over president Roosevelt! judiciary reorganization. I The act provides that supreme court Justices may retire at the ftilj $20.000 per year salary and may r- JACKSON, Miss,, Jan. 0. (UP)- called back to active, service li 1 lower courts nt the direction of thi Hlnchey sustained n deep scalp wound nnd Miss Maecel Reed, signments have already been pre- oareci for each of the teams and sponsors expect to rush the sale to early and successful completion. outstanding. He held the highest most seriously Injured of the group, Hill had an approximate lead of two to one over his nearest opponent, former Senator J. Thomas Heflin—attempting to regain the senate seat he lost In 1928 -with all i i n Oi i T lardy Bay Mate lOWn The certificates will be non-in-1 but a few rural boxes accounted for. trrest bearing and will be pay-| The Democratic nomination under those circumstances woul 1]( \,i e out of a certain portion of] Alabama Is equal to election, be Increased taxes. 1 funds received from gale receipts The 1939 budget proposed reduc- ^ football and basketball games. ino- spending by $539,000,000, which -j^y w m be redeemed in numeri- Mr. Roosevelt regards as the most I , a | or( i er at par, unless tenders at important fact in the bulky volume. i owcr figures are offered on dates in 5f calls for tenders. This is achieved largely by eultin? items dear to congress, such as highways, new public buildings. new reclamation and rivers a harbors projects. , i T> ni Those recommendations head Mr. Destroyed By Blaze Roosevelt toward battle v.ith congress which last aulumn refused even to consider the S140.000.000 One Room Building h Stock Prices NEW YORK, Jan. 5. (UP) — Slocks declined today with losses I post ol the lodge In serving ns slate grand Rernrd November, 1930, through Kecora .„„ . IPSWICH, Mass. (UP)— For master November. 1331. In 1929 he was Royal Arch Mason In Arkansas. He held n prominent place health nnd long life, tills town s(atc vo \ Mcn \ C | rc i cs durim- his which 150 years ago sent out plo- llfc> scrv | ng [„ i ffo dlife;ent fcd- nccrs lhat settled the Northwest cral |)0sts c ] llr i,,g i,i s ] n . s (, 10 ycn rs. Territory, has an enviable record. Statistics show that of 103 l received numerous bruises and chest injuries, which physicians bought probably indicated broken ribs, Hargrove and Miss Helen Reed were severely skinned nnd milsed. Tlic four were relurnd to Iheir homes, after receiving first at the rear A one room „,_ -)i 922 Clark street, was destroyed highway fund reduction which he I .^ fire nt 7 . 30 f,-^^ this morning. James I proposed again today Interest On Delit Hu?c Item Sky rocketing national debt has created its own tremendous overhead so that this budget carries an item of $916.000.000 for interest payments, the third largest appropriation in the budget, exceeded only by national defense and work relief Interest on the public debt has risen steadily through the de- presslon-recovery-reccssion period from $599,300,000 in 1932. Mr Roosevelt announced also that the government would cease after June 30, 1938, borrowing additional funds In the open market, )-g Its offerings to banks, private in- I 2 vestors and others will be limited M | to refinancing operations exclu- I J sively. , 1 I E -For new money the government will borrow from itself, by investing in special issues of government obligations, funds accruing from the old age pension reserve account. extending to two points in sever.i leading issues. Bonds were irregularly lower while grains wen mixed and c A. T. & T 148 5-»! Anaconda Copper 31 l-'l deaths here lost year, 43 per cent were persons 70 years or older, while 22 of the group were past 80. while grains were „....„ i i , ;otton was steady. British Power industry 148 3-1 ^, • i n n Clov. Hugh While today proposed lo abolish all taxis on homes In Mississippi. ' . Addressing the state legislature, which convened today, White proposed that all state, county, district and municipal levies on all homes in Mississippi be abolished. Tho governor said the proposed step would bo n "beacon light to people beyond our borders. Inviting tho thoughtful and prudent among them to come here and llvo their lives In tax free homes." Other recommendations msdo by White Included free text books nnd Increased salaries for teachers, doubling size of old nge pensions, stale driving licenses and creation of n state highway patrol, reform ot Jury laws, outlawing of slot machines nnd retention of the sales lax, supplemented by n "used" Uix aid by Drs. Floyd Cain and Philip, on goods bought outside Missls- O'Banonn svho were living in said that wall paper sUne became Ignited heat. and family, the building, General General Associated D. G. Belli. Steel .. Boeing Air .. Chrysler Cities Service Coc:v Cola 7 1-2 60 7-3 33 5-8 Electric Motors Considers Pension Plan LONDON (UP)—Proposals for a contributory pensions scheme for 49 1-2| Great Britain's electric industry. 17-3 to apply to all non-manual men .. 115 1-2 workers, have been made In n re.. 41 7-8 port on the outcome of an inquiry .. 31 1-4] by six of the leading employers In t en iational Harv. 63 1-2 32 Montgomery Ward N. Y. Central 1C 1-4 'nckard 4 •>-•> Phillips Petro 40 1-2 6 5-8 20 1-2 Radio Simmons Schenley Dist 20 1-2 sion Eocony" Vacuum 143-4! Standard of N. J 43 Texas Corp 40 ! U. S. Smelling 62 1-2 S Steel 56 1-2 writing sure would be a wonder the railroad and government cm- [ul business it you could just find ployes retirement funds and from a sub j e(:t ijt g cnou gh and impor Ihe unemployment trust fund. ;nnl enQUeri to interest everybody The other day I saw two wome Jrlvin 1 down Hollywood boulcvar in a car. They was so busy talkln thnt llle y we »t through a slop slgnal and ran , nlo „ blg trucV; I thought to myself— now If I A new building has been erect- | cnn j cst find out what them wo- New Park Building Has Been Comple He also wns chairman of the Republican state committee; sever.il limes. He was tx>rn in Springfield. Mo. Nov. 20. 18C5. Funeral servicse will be held here tomorrow at the Second Baptist church nt three p.m., with burial taking place In the Rose Lawn cemetery. The grand |od?e Aquino of this city. The car, owned by young Hiiich- cy's father, Garth Hlnchey. was damaged considerably. slppi. ol Arkansas Masons will hold burial rites. •.he Cole Re-Elected Pemiscot Soil Conference President Manila Lions Bum Old School District Bonds chief Justice. Van Dcvanter is' sitting: I month as a Judge In the fedora district court for southern Ne- York. Will Offer Sen-Ices Friends of Sutherland said . planned to offer his services In th| future In the same manner as dIJ Van Devanter. I Sutherland also was sairl to plafl to continue his residence In Wash nglon. Van Dcvanter also hr nalnlalned his capital residence. Sutherland, one of the four me* born outside of the United State" ever to sit upon the supreme bond was enlisted firmly among the conj servatlve branch of the court du, ,ng his 10 years on the bench. Appointed by Harding He was appointed In 1922 president Harding and from appearance on the bench his ca recr was distinguished for conseij vatlsm. Near the end of his tenure as i associate justice, however, his -'"' Strike Closes Seattle Port, Halts Shipping SEATTLE, Jan. 5 (UP) — The in the industry. Waterfront Employers Association The scheme would provide death. today closed Hie port of Seattle benefits, and pensions at Gl>. and! nn & stopped all coastwise deep sea would require a contribution ofj a vHi Alaska shipping In a dispute about in cents a week for each | with union longshoremen over person, of which the employe loading and unloading of ships, would pay half, for every pen- unit. the energal survey of the present working conditions it was [ound that the total number of workers in the industry is 370,000 (280,000 men and 90,000 women). Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS, 111., Jan. (UP)— Hogs: receipts, 1,000. Top. 8,40. Heavy weights. 8.25-8.40. Light weights, 7.50-8.15. Bulk sows, 8.25-8.75. Catile: receipts, 2,500. Slcers. 0,50-9.00. Slaughter steers, 5.7'-11.00. Mr-:od yearlings and Wettest Spot in Britain Remains Spirituously Dry New York Cotton NEW YORK. Jan. 5. (Ul'l-Cot- ton clo~od steady. open high low close Jan 836 839 833 833 Mnr. 845 845 837 838 Jifav 853 855 I Jul I Oct heifers, ! Dcc 859 865 870 861 837 871 833 837 844 850 857 802 855 ESO 8B3n Slaughter heifers. 5.25-9.25. p-ef cows. 5,00-6.00. Cutters and low cutters, 3.00-4.50. cd at the fairgrounds, which Is to be used for an office, it has been announced by J. Mcll Brooks, secretary of the Mississippi Coun- ly Fair Association. The 24 by 36 feet building is located on the left as one enters Walker park at Kentucky avenue The building, of clapboard and painted white, has a green composition roof and is erected filong Ihe style of R cottage. men was so engrossed In, I'll have a subject that will hold the entire country spellbound—so I got into the ambulance that look the women to the hospital. On the way- one of 'em fluttered her eyes and she opened 'cm and kept lookln' at the other one until her eyes opened, loo. Then she fays light, Ella what was that you was sayln' about Mrs. Hlggs?" Chicago Wheat May Jill open 94 88 1-4 high 95 881-2 low close 933-8 933-8 871-4 871-4 Spats closed steady at 818. up 2 CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo., Jan. 5—T. R. Cole, Pascola, was reelected chairman of the Pemiscot County Soils nnd Crops Conference it the third annual all-day meet- ng held here Tuesday. Olher officers elected were: L. H. Gale, Hnytl, vice-chairman; J. O Rankln, Holland, secretary; R. P. Oreenwcn, Hayll, registrar. The latter two were re-clcclions. One hundred registered during the morning but more than this number were in attendance, as several did not arrive until later in the day. J. R. Paulling, field crop specialist of the College of Agriculture, Columbia, was the principal speaker. He presented a program of balancing the farm system whlchc MANILA, Ark,, Jan. 5.—Manll Lions held whnt they termed a "$30,000 bonfire" on Main street lodny, cclebrallng the completion of refinancing of Ihe Mnn'.la •^chool district's bonded Indebtedness. Old bonds', which were bought In under the refinancing program, were burned by Hie club todny. The last of Ihe Issue was re- ccnlly surrendered lo the district. A new tssuc provides a lower rate of .interest and spreads out nia- turilies over 30 years. The Lions club has a peculiar interest in the refinancing because It. has been actively identified with the school district's program, sponsoring the program of building resulting in construction of horn economics nnd agriculture build ings. , were liberalized sli?htly-to extent that he Joined with the ma lority In upholding old age pe slon provisions of the social secu ity law. ,.j From Sutherland's pen came tr decisions Invalidating the Oiifii coal control act and powers o. U securities and exchnnte cnm slon to interrogate w!tn=ss->r. ,.Me was used to condemn AA NRA, and the municipal bankrupt' act, railroad ccnslons and "hot oi legislation. He voted in favor TVA and old age pensions at nratnst the New Deal In the go LONDON (UP) —The wettest (ne co n ege Iec i s id ea i, and It was spot In Great Britain in terms nfl accepted In nn enthusiastic man- rain, Lcrwlck has decided to re-1 main the driest in terms of alcohol. The drys. however, arc losing supporters nnd the wcUs are grow- ng In numbers. A poll among '.he Inhabitants to decide whether the capital of the Shetland: should p allow the sale ol hooch reveals a| drop In the majority In favor of, prohibition. This year 753 voted in favoi ner by the conference group, although no motion was made to adopt the plan. The plan submitted by Mr. Paulling, suggested one-half the.farm in cotton, one-fourth in corn nnd grain, and one-fourth In permanent pasture and hay crops. 1 Delinquent Poll Tax v ° r l Receipts To Be Blue Only Eskimo Understood By Prize Rabbit Dog VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass, (UP) —When Hcirty Bodflsh wauls a abbit pie. he" merely goes for a troll in Hie woods with his Eski- no dog. The dog will dart into underbrush, emerge a few moments ater with a rabbit, and surrender he prize to Bodflsh. New Orleans Cotton Chicago Corn May Jul open G23-4 621-4 high (53 C23-8 low G21-4 613-4 close 621-4 01 3-4 NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 5. lUP) — Cotton closed steady today, down one and two points. open high low close Jan 845b 840b Mr.r 857 858 847 848 May 866 867 854 857 j,.;' 870 872 860 862 Oct 370 877 867 867 Dec 878b 872 870 870 Si»ts closed steady at 8iJi\ vm- 695 for repeal, giving a majority ot 63. In 1926 there was n ma-j LITTLE ROCK, Jan. 6.—Payers jority of 282 In favor ol prohl- of |K) n (ax a (i er the June 15 deadline this year will receive blue receipts so that the delinquent re celpls, not acceptable for voting purposes, may be identified 1m bttlon. Loan Farm Years Cllcrl WINNIPEG (UP) — The average cash income of farmers on the Canadian prairies during the depression years from 1930 to 1935 was $107, according to figures collected by J. B. Rutherford of the Dominion Bureau of statistics. He said in most cases families managed to survive by letting mortgage intorest and taxes go unpaid. mediately, Auditor J. Oscar Hum phrey said yesterday. The regular rccelpls are white He said 360.000 of the regular re ceipts will be expressed to count sheriffs and collectors from a pub llshlng company nt Texarkan which has printed the forms, o Friday. Carutbersville Junior C. of C. Election Ne CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo., J» 5—At the regular meeting of t Junior Chamber of Commel Monday night, Lloyd Rogers, pr< dent, announced the appointme of the nominating commit which will select candidates election of new officers. The noi Inatlons are to be announced the next meeting, and new offlc will be elected the first meetl night in February. The nominating committee Rev. Wayne Gray, Julian Hawk! Earl Long, Paul Mehrle, ^ Koppels. Officers to be elected are: prpl dent, vice-pre-lrient; record. Codfish speiks to the do? in Es-1 secretary, flm>.r.c'al se:rhr.r, '.re klrno lingo—the only language it urer, and two directors. understands. Child Fears Feathers; Refuses to Eat Fowl LORAIN, O. (UP)—Fowl never Is served at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Rocco Todarello because their 4-year-old daughter, Joanne Kathryn has a "feather phobia." The child has feared feathers since she was. a baby and refuses to eat any fowl meat, according to Mrs. Todarello. WEATHER Arkansas - Fair and sllglj warmer tonight; Thursday ° Memphis and vlclnlty-Gener fair tonight and Thursday; slls ly warmer tonight; lowest ti perature tonight, 38 to 40. The maximum temperature 1 yesterday was 49, minimum clear, according to Samuel P. J rls, official weather observer.

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