The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 4, 1937 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 4, 1937
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BmH imi^eOURIER NEWS VOL.' XXXIII—NO. 248 lilytlicvillo Courier Blytlievillc Herald THE DOMINANT Blytlievillc Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader ^ ARKANSAS, MONDAY, JANUARY''.4~ SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS il Id ORE BEIT Approves Suggestion for Bond Issue lo Put County on Cash Basis OSCEOLA. Ark.—The Mississippi county quorum court, which met here this morning lo make appropriations for 1037, endorsed a suggestion by Zal B.. Harrison, retiring county judge, that bonds be issued to retire the county's floating .-indebtedness. The court authorized the new county judge, S.. I,. Gladish, to enter into negotiations for the sale of such 'bonds. Mr. Gladish said that the proposal had his approval and that he had already discussed the matter informally with representatives of bond houses. No New Tax Nee [led Judge Harrison said after the meeting that a bond Issue of about $40,000 would be necessary to put the county on a cash basis. He told the quorum court that retirement of old bonds, issued a number of years ago for u similar purpose, had progressed to a point where revenue from the present county bond tax would be sufficient lo. service the pro- l»s«! new issue as well as the bonds still outstanding. The -<iieu bond issue, therefore, would , ijmiohe no increase In-taxallon: |«»To the contrary, he said, it would »iesult in a saving to the tax- 5 payers of the county, inasmuch '•Jas it would restore-"the value of ..county warrants; to par and thus "free the county . of , the necessity '.of paying prices''based on' the 'discount value of its scrip fl ,Thp court made, 1937 approprla lions as recp amended last week j Escapes Serious Injury ' When Thrown From Car Mrs, John O. Fullerlon Is recovering at her home here from Injuries suslalncd Saturday when she fell from an automobile traveling 50 miles an hour on Highway 70 between Forrest Cily and nrinkley. Mrs. Fiillerlon, who was accompanying lier 'husband, liewly appointed district agricultural agent, en a trip. to Little Rock, soughU to fasten the door of the car more .securely. She opened it .slightly and the air pressure created by the speed of the car caught It and flung it wide open before she coultl release her grip on the handle. She was thrown clear of the pavement, landing on (he thickly sodded shoulder of the highway with such momentum that she rolled over and over for many yards. She was treated at n hospital at Brinkley where It was found that, aside from numerous scratches and bruises, a. dislocated shoulder was her sole Injury. Mr. Fullerton. county agent here for more than a year, will leave this week to take up his work as district agent with headquarters at Little Hock. Mrs. Puller- ton .will remain here until fully, recovered from lhe effects of the accident. FALLS NEAl II EMBASSY » .^.e lth one of < two minor "changes ,he $2,000 appropriation for the ^Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanitarium ( rai> increased to'$3,000 with the •*• "proiislon that the extra $1,000 "to expended only if the county judge found that the money was available. The appropriation for the farm and home agents was Increased slightly to permit $10 per month salary. Increases for the negro agents A 525 per month ij.lary increase, recommended by the appropriations committee for-John O. Fullerton, county agent for the Chickasawba district, was transferred lo John Cameron, assistant agent, as a result, of Mr. Fullerton's resignation Two Probation Officers The court approved the recommendation of the appropriations committee for the appointment of (two probation officers one for eich district of the county and increased the appropriation from $2,400 to $3,000 to allow each of the officers $300 per year for use in caring for homeless children temporarily in their custody. C. p. Tucker of Promised Land was elected to the county board of equalization to fill the vacancy left by the death of R. I, McKnight. Elmer Tale was elected to the county road commission, of which, : Hie county -judge! anil county highway engineer are the other members. At the close of the meeting Judge Glndish paid a tribute to John.U. Neertham of Manila, who today completed fifty years of service as a member of vhe Mississippi county quorum court Upon resolution of the court Mr p'adish named a committee to draft an expression of appreciation of Mr. Needham's long service to his township and the county. Members of the committee are R. C, Branch, C P Fucker, G. L. Waddell, o C Counce and Bian Loflln Sues Californian for Injuries to His Child W. A. irollingsworth, Yarbro farmer, has filed suit in circuit court hide against George H Emmersoti of Long Beach, Calif asking $3.000 damages for himself and his son, Jerry Ilollings- worth, as a result of a Highway Bl accident at Yarbro last April In which the child was Injured. Hollingsworth alleges that the boy's right leg and right arm were permanently Injured and that the child was unconscious for some time after he was struck by on automobile, driven by Emmerson. Reid and Evrard are attorneys for the plaintiff. The United Slates has engaged In 27 wars, beginning with lhe Revolution and ending with the World War. -.•-.... rhree Generations of Couch Family Asks Indicirneriis If Jury R-M, A|lnck English Fmds Police Caused Ships; I, a l, an "Volunteers" Land m Spain LONDON, Prisoner's Deall Bandits Abandon Machine in Minois After Another Holdup MATTOON, 111, Jan. 4—Tivo robbers who took $2a and an onto mobile from two Eiansville IncJ wcJmeni near here Thursday abandoned au automobile, Which has bten identified as one "stolen *>y two men who held up in Ohio couple near Osceola Ark last Mondaj -ind forced them to dine to Portageville. Mo. Lee (Red) Antle 3D Spring Beld ex conuct is sought as one of the robbers after tentative identification of his picture in a police rogue's gallery here by the victims of the latest hold-iip ivfis- ses Lucille Van winkle and Alene Baldwin. Miss Van Winkle and Miss Baldwin said the' robber pair carried what appeared to be'a small child from one car to another and said"We have to get out of the country; it's a matter of life and death." ' A Mr. and Mrs. Ayers, on a honeymoon motor trip, were stopped near Osceola by bandits last Monday night and forced to turn their car around and drive back' into Missouri to Portageville where' they were put out. of their auto-' mobile, the bandits driving away in it. • "If you find that bodily injuries inflicted on this prisoner by officers contributed : to his death charge,such officers with murder or manslaughter, according to how the. circumstances convince you of the degree;of their guilt" Judge Will said. • ' New York Cotton NEW Cotton Jan March May July Oct Dec Spots nine. YORK, Jan. 4 (UP) _ closed steady. open li'igh i ow - close 1240 12-12 1229 1235 . 1233 1238 1225 1231 1225 .1223 1212 1218 1218 1220 1205 1210 1183 1184 1169 1175 1188 1188 1175 1180 closed quiet at 1291, -ofl Spot Average Is 1Z.GG The average price of 7.3 inch middling cotton on the ten designated spot markets today was 12.66, according to the Blvlhe- vllle Board of Trade. New Orleans Cotton NEW Cotton Jan March May July Ocl Dec Spots eight. ORLEANS, Jan. 4 (UP)— closed steady. open high low close 1220 1227 1217 I228a 1233 1235 1220 1226 1225 1226 1210 IfilG 1216 1217 1202 S205 1H9 1180 1165 1178 1188b . nm closed steady at 1278 off le Garland county gram j!W PH, • UN ', J " n ' 4 <UP>-QreU lay started an instigation' n-; s±l'sh n?. f'l! , Stl °" B ' J to H the death of John Diek.son, who f^ nl» I ?i M ^ ^eminent lo- 'd December 24 while a o ,' '?. y .T.' ns . nUacks °» »«0 BHl- ' 1 J', ish steamships. HOT SPRINGS, Jan. 4 (UP)— The ~ ' tod to died December 24 while a prisoner. , . . . The jury, at 'the direction of A s ' 10 ' (es " li > l > said (hat the go\ Circuit Judge Earl Witt, will seek f. rnmcnt Intended lo icsene to to determine If DIckson's death , own lmvy lhe nuthorltj to was due to 'injuries received at • , !my nctl °" as regards the the hands of four policemen white of Brlll ;'> 11 "-"ips In custody, as relatives claim or Tne spokesman confessed an\' to pneumonia, as his death ccr- let y regarding Germany s policy tlficate certifies. of retaliatory sci?iues of Spanish "No officer has the. right to lov al!sl shipping nm j added that abuse and mistreat a prisoner" tlle sovcrnmont wns watching de Judge Witt said in addressing the vel °pmen(s closely, grand jury. . Tills anxiety was Increased ' It S.-ch misconduct is not only a was learned, when British au- violatlon of the law but a violation thorities received connrmatton of o. the sense of.humanity possess- reports aiint approximately '40DO ed ( by every fair-minded citizen. I Italians landed at Cadi/ JanS It is the duty of every officer to 1 from the transport Lombardla provide protection for prisoners, presumably to "volunteer" on the even at the-risk of personal in- nationalist side In the civil war niag.iate, Is shown , n , and his first grandson, Haney III and In addition to, the 4,000 .„.„,ed from the Lombardla,:,British authorities were informed that G.500 Italians arrived' at Cadiz during' Christmas fveek, making : a total of 10,500 during the : libil-i days... • . • ••..; Sir Henry chiltdn, British"•'arii- bassador to Spain, was ' ordered to protest to,'the nationalist' government against'-an attack ••'Sri the Britisli steamer 1 -Blackhlll .and it .was announced' that he protested vigorously. It .was Jritlmal- ed that, an apology was expected. Mimsteis Will Meet Here Tomoiiow to Pel feel County Oigamzation Ministers of 'Mississippi county have been invited 'to meet here tomorrow when steps will be taken to form a county ministers' alliance. The meeting, which is to be held at the social hall of the .First Christian church'where lunch will be served, is sponsored by the Blytheville Ministerial Alliance. The. purpose of the meeting, according to the Rev. ' Carroll B Cloyd, secretary of the local group, is that' "all ministers of .the county may become better acquainted, talk over their common task .and perhaps work out a program of united effort in behalf of the church of the county." He statement: "That the church continued with this has a tremendous responsibility is self- evident. That Its task is difficult everyone knows. There are some problems of community.'!>batler- mcnt which can best "be done when the churches co-operate 'nils is the purpose of this'meet- ing and we hope all ministers of Mississippi county will feel their responsibility and attend." It was announced by the Blytheville group a short time ago that it was voted at a meeting to sponsor such an organization in an effort to Improve "some conditions" which exist Fly-Swatting Campaign Sweeps Through China BOSTON. (UP)-A fly swatting campaign is sweeping china, says Miss Helen DIzney of the American Board of Commissioners for Fof- cign Missions, who has returned here after 15 years missionary service. the fly plays." she said. Miss Dizney says the IGTISUPD Possible Precedent for New NRA.Seen in High Court Ruling v. • WASHINGTON, 'ijttn. 4 (UP) — The supreme court : "today unanimously upheld constitutionality of the Ashurst-Sumners act regulating interstate movement of prison made goods in a decision expected to receive close .study in connection with efforts to revive the outlawed NRA. At the same time the court put off an early test of unemployment tax provisions of the new social security act which had been asked by George P. Davis, stockholder In the Boston and Maine railroad. ( : The Ashursl.Sumners act presented a novel legislative : approach to..regulation..-, of ^Industry which' : 'sonie'' constitutional {(u- denls believe may provide methods useful in possible re-enactment of NRA type legislation.' The act divested prison .made goods of their interstate character, thus allowing individual states full authority to regulate or prohibit sales of such goods. Tl has been pointed out that similar legislation might be possible in seeking a constitutional method of proven King sal); of other than prison made goods. Mayor Armstrong Safe in Office Until Friday DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.. Jan. 4 (UP) — A Florida supreme court order today .assured Mrs. Irene Armstrong, grandmother ma|'or , and her beleaguered administra- There were 616 deaths in Missls- L _ slppl county during the first II months of 1936 with pneumonia Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS, III, Ja,, 4 (UP)—Hogs: receipts, 23000 Top, 10.60 170-230 !bs. 10.60-10.CO Light weights, 7.15-1050 Bulk sows, 9.25-9.55 Cattle; receipts, e.OOO Steers, 7.25-1 l.Oo Slaughter steers, 5.75-12.50 "S-a.ocT" 1 ' 65 RM hclfers ' Slaughter heifers, 4.75-11 50 Beef. cows, 4.50-5.25 Cutters and low cutters, .3.00-4.00 Chicago Wheat open high low closo May 135 7-8 130 1-4-134 3.4 135 5 . 8 Jill 118 7-8 119 1-4 118 118 7-8 Chicago Corn open high low close Crawfords Will Leave Friday for Little Rock Ivy W. Crawford, Mississippi county representative in the state legislature, will leave Friday for. Little Rock and will be accom-l lieie in a new picture with his son, - — Couch Is a mcmbci of the nrc board In Washington exlcmJvc ullllts, railroad, ami olhci nimn clnl Interests In the southwest 'Ihls holiday nle- Uue^ was made at the home of Hancy J. , nt Conwnj, Alk, wheie the son Is a bnnkei ^Kt^'JtniOTIs" _ m Official Medical Bulletin States Natuie of Pontiff's Illness Thieves Keep Osceola Of- ficeis Busy; Negto Confesses Entering House OSOEOLA, Ark, Jan 4—House prowlers confining their;}, work tlon of 'llris 'citj, haVe kc[il"focal law enforcement officers busy for several days Inmg to break up thdir. activities Money and jewel ry apparently have been the ob Jccts most eageily sought In fi\e burglaries and attempted burglaries. .Robert Lee, 20, negro, employed for .several years on the O.' C. Brmen farm, west of Osceoia, had confessed burglary of the Steve Ralph home on Sunday night, Dec. MEMPHIS, Jan 4 (UP)—H G. Partlaw, Mississippi county deputy prosecutor, who recently, suffered nn acute attack of iippendlcllls, •was dismissed from the Mclho- dlst hospital here today, after light 1 treatment. Hospital attaches said an. : operation was unnecessary. Await Attitude ' \?{/ New Sheiiff and Outcpmo Coint Healing . I CARUTHERSVILLE, VATICAN OITY, Jan, 4 (UP) — The pope Is suffeiiiuj fiom a disturbing.- lioait condition us well ns pool cliciilnt,lon • nnd distuib- , ances of the blood vessels In both legs but his condition is not hopeless, an official bulletin icvealed today It' was (ha nrst formal com- munique on tile pope's condition nnd icvealcd in' medical terms the ci-tel riatuie flf,hls illness While Indicating the scilousness condition, the of' life pontiff's* bulletin said/ "There Is reason to hope thai 27,:'following his arrcsi "and" sonic' 4 -— A l )L!lr(! »' 1 ); adopting .'a pollcv.. --- -.;•—.— - •"•!«= """• of the loot has bee relerclVr '™ h *« a »"«"* wlt " the „« Sl?£ iM^i ^^T^ advent of John Hosier, foimci condition of the legs and clr- local police chief, as Pcinlscot C " 1( J 1|01 >> may continue to Improve Officers are seeking a negro nani ed by Lee as his accomplice and other burglaries solved. Known ,iesldent,i of , Hits ' cvc " m "5 l>c completely ic- Mt'tirtiiH f • ir Hubert mo , v «'-'. ,, died ' Saluiday nlgl(t at the home ~' "- - Sara Hall aftci having Utley and J. B. Barnctt, Holland ] . " le Dlllic t'« then added Ilia night, club operators, for contempt condition of the heart su<r .wrist watch owned by Mr fiom pneumonia foi the before Circuit judge James Reeves The homes of Fabcr White and n order be lo ° hopeful of his O. B. Masscnyill were on the; night of Thursday, Dec. 26: while the families were away. At the While home SCO in cash, two watches, a pistol and a diamond brooch, valued at 5200 and a lock box, containing valuable papers were removed. The lock box was later found abandoned. At the Massenglll residence a small bank, containing $20 in and n watch were stolen. coins, The rifled bank was found the .garage. On the same night the J. D. Smith home was ransacked no articles were missing. but Prowlers who attempted to gain entrance to the Dwight Blnckwood 'residence in the southeast section of Osceola.. recently were frightened away when police were "!";„ Rinnmnnprt scum agalnsl gambling and the keeping of firearms at Hie Crescent night club. The order was originally is- sued'about 16'months ago when similar orders were Issued against operators of other night life centers after warring factions had .made a "no-man's land" out of the Highway 61 sector just north of the Arkansas-Missouri line, with their gunfire. Utlcy and Barnett arc under Indictment for murder In the slaying of a youth at the night club several months ngo. While Sheriff Hosier has Issued no statement of his policies as the new law enforcement head of the county government, night club operators, from the north to the scuth end of the county, have taken precautions iiot to continue activities which 'might antagon- thc new administration n '• i i rneumonia Leads Death Causes in County » n Mayl09 3-8 111 100 S-8 !Hli7-8 and Eugenia. Jul 105 3-4 107 105 5.3 iflfi 7-3 Mr. Crawford's family will remain with him at , Little Rock Of tne 616 deaths there were 281 who died in the Chickasawba district. In comparison to this, there were 544 births In the district. Spark From Chimney Sets Off Shingle Roof Fire -..._ .... __ , pjre, starting when a spark from "J 5 ',,?™^,!.,^' 6 ,. 116 ?.^ ^'"'noy ignited a dry i rf.«w ', their daughters, Misses .Winifred Welding arcs burn at a temperature of 10,00 degrees, hotter than the sun. shingle roof, caused damage estl- Federal Civil Service Expansion Is Requested WASHINGTON. Jan. 4 (UP)— The United Stales civil service commission today asked congress to empower the president to bring under lhe civil service law all positions which have been heretofore excluded. Pushing its demands for a merit system In government employment, the commission urged that as soon as practicable all position- which are not policy forming should be brought within the classified service. The commission .was specific In Its demands that first, second and third class postmasters be muni n*m mm m, ^jjittie KOCK during the period of the legislative session, . which opens Monday, Jan: 11, ; im. . . t0a houseand placed under the civil service act also urged that the i - e rs. aune Jacson as filed S 0 ' KCpe of thc classifi( *" 0 » set be suit In chancery court here against da •"'«* « t 1 . Slsk ' amd . ay . •"'«!*! '°.A"5, lude ?»P r ?""''?'? ~...-.™v« , v ..*VI»M& i»i**>iu.Mmaic- sse acson, asng 1 a I ly 100,000 positions In the field on the ground of desertion recovery this authority said words there. Is a '"Jumpy" condition of the heart. AERIfll ITTflCI Scores Killed in Spanish Capital by Nationalist Raideis MADHID. Jnn. 4 <UP)-Thlrlv. one American refugees in the United Slates embassy ucrc lei- rliled today when rebel airplanes, engaging in a seiles of raids In which at least 45 persons weie killed and 150 Injured, (hopped one laigc bomb a block from tho embassy. ; The aerial attack was centered on the workers' suburb of Tetlfan de las Victorias More than 20 were killed and 100 Injured there. One lebcl raider, however, flew close to llio Unto! states embassy and dropped n heavy bomb which destroyed a palaco one block south of the embassy building nnd grounds In which tho Amcilcans huddled The embassy nlncions were rattled by the detonation They were held together v chiefly by brown paper stickers ) Frightened by the explosion, tho American refugees sought safety In lhe basement of the c'mba&sy, portci's residence on the. grounds. A hnlf hour after the air raid all was again calm in. the em- linssy except that several girls, still In night goivns, were gathered In the porter's house, call- Ing for relatives The rebel raiders' bomb landed In the midst of a district where there are many diplomatte residences nnd embassies, endangering more than, 500 forclgneis still gathered In this area. Eight rebel bombs fell near' lhe Petuan cinema, popular resort la the working district of Madrid the walking district of Madrid j The rebel nlr fleet, ending Ore !' holiday lull, dropped mole bombs T into the streets v and onto the ', workers' one story stone dwellings Fifteen houses ,were .wreck-' ed by the aerial bombardment, , die bomb felj on a provision store with n terrific roar, reduc- « Ing the -building to a heap of •'-'• stones and wood , * Pneumonia Is Fatal To Paul, Wright of Cooler' -- Wright, 21, well joung His parents. Mi. and Mrs ii-nwmi ^ M Wright, imned to Deenng heart." two 1CBrs °e° °«l he remained at Cooler wheie he was employed,at 'What they say in this bulletin Mc Cann's store and made ii'is" ' reveals that .they have not much *"""" '""" ""' fnlth In hlsV heart holding out despite the recent improvement." The doctor, who wished to remain anonymous, said that In popular language the bulletin -— - : •,,,-..«-.«« ^. u - mcans that arteilo-sclerosis al- f tiers slln ' i "id Bl"y. of Deei- ready has widely extended with particular localization In - the home wilh Mrs. Hall. He Is also survived by four sis'-" tcrs, Mrs. .Bculah " Rowrhan. of", Maiden, Mrs. Rosle Burns of Coot r . er, and Misses Marie and Madge Wright of peering,.and two bvo- illE Court Judge Deals' Out Fines, Jail Terms i U rv j in i n i Pmes ancl J" 11 sentences were Huge Diamond, Lucky ! meted out to two petit thieves Pt rf"ll •• i 1 and anotlinr t.hlfF U*nc nrilnroA , Stone, Changes Hands^ , a0n ±Tt £, oT |Jurj' by Judge Doyle Henderson In municipal court this morning. LONDON (UP)—A 19-carat diamond, valued at $60,000, which is said to be the luckiest stone In the world, has been purchased by a group In England Unlike the famous Hope diamond of Ill-omen, which Is a greenish- blue color, the "lucky" diamond is rosy-pink. It is credited with the power of warding off Ill-health. When Azon Barbara of Paris bought It 100 years ago. he was suffering from an apparently Incurable disease. Immediately after it came into his possession, his health Improved, and during the next 23 years of hts life, he never had an Illness. Since then it has been handed down, from generation to genera- lion, and it has always held the same charm. A short time ago, the sole survivor of the family sold It i Sues for Divorce Mrs. Pauline Jackson has filed Robert Johnson. • negro,' <was bound over to the grand jury, on a charge of grand larceny in the theft of a bicycle. Albert Leonard, negro, was fined $25 and given a 15-day jail- sentence for petjt larceny George Crewer jr., was fined $25 and given a 15-day Jail sentence for petit larceny. Lee Jackson, negro thief, drew a $25 fine O. A. Allen failed to appear to answer a charge of reckless driving and his bond v,as forfeited. Robert Franklin, negro, was fined $25 for assault and battery. Jesse Jackson, asking 1 a dUoice WEATHER Arkansas—Partly cloudy, warmer tonight. Tuesday partly cloudy, I probably colder In north portion ! Memphis . and vicinity—Cloudy Ipnijht and Tuesday WAnncr tc- nlght, colder lite Tuesday, much colder Tuesday night.; The maximum temperature' liera yesterday was 48,Aminlmuri' 24, official

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