The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 8, 1938 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, January 8, 1938
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS T1IE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND 6OUTHEACT MISSOURI VOLUME xxxiv—NO, 251. Blythevllle Courier Blythevtlle Herald Blythevllle Dnlly News Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHKVlLLfi, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 8, 1938 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENT* For a Japanese Airman's Album MB HIS JUDE5 New Deal Speakers To ( Hpld Attention At Jack- j son Day Dinners KY 1.YI.E C. WILSON United Press Cor res po nd cut WASHINGTON, Jan. 8. (UP)— President Roosevelt, at a $100 a plate dinner, has top billing to- nipht In a coast-to-coast New Deal celebration of Jackson Day at which speakers are expected to challenge monopoly on all fronts, j The president will address the Jackson Day dinner at the May-, (lower hotel here. Most of the ma- ' jor figures of the party and the administration will attend the din- j ner here, a $100 a plate affair,! whose receipts will go Into the 1 Democratic party's wor chest. I While the president speaks all I Washington six members of his \ rabfnet and lesser administration " leaders will scatter across the country lo participate in other celebrations of Jackson Day. Secretary of Interior Harold L. Ickes. who made a slashing Christmas week attack at giant concentrated wealth and "America's sixty families", will speak at the Nashville-. Tenn,, dinner near Andrew Jackson's famous Hermitage. Jackson New York Speaker Assistant Attorney General Robert H. Jackson, reportedly Mr. Roosevelt's choice for governor of New York and possibly to succeed him in the Wliile House, will address the New York dinner at which Postmaster Genera! James Parley will he the principal guest. Jackson eloquently supported I-ckes' assault on monopolistic trends and suggested that capital' was on a general strike in the United States to coerce the New Deal. Politicians are especially interested in tr.e Boston, Mass., address of James Roosevelt, the president's eldest sen, who is understood to have Bay state political ambitions. All angles of administration attitude toward business and economic problems should be developed toniglif in an .unusual oratorical barra'ge. Will Broadcast Address WASHINGTON, Jan. 8. (UP)— All major radio networks will broadcast President Roosevelt's Jackson Day address tonight, at E:30 p.m. (c. s. t.). They were just an humble faintly ot Nanchau ;.. Around them roared the .battling armies of Clilnn urn! Japan. Food was hard to get. Luxuries were a myth. But, didn't they have each other in whom to'find comfort? Then over the horl«m ul ,™ ers. Across Nancl.ang the planes roared. Plume after pulme of dust and smoke marked the trail of their scroechh-B i bad the bombers didn't have time to stop and view (Heir handiwork »t first hand . . . the little scene of domestic inn Hip VmrviViln fnmU,, «r r,r ......*....*.. *_.. ,__.... . . . . _ . .......n. ui uvuiL.TLH, lull the humble famil . ly of Nanchang, for instance. They would have seen the sroup crouched .,,,0,* the i,,,,, home, mourning Uie aged grandmother whose body has been extricated from the debris; darlcd Japanese bomb- bombs. It's 100 gcdy enacled by of their bomb-demolished T. K. Miivs 0| Near Ncw- porl Jailed For De$500 PATK3VIU.K, Ark., .Ian. II. (UP) - T, E. Muyti, 25, In u preliminary liciirltiK lii'fore U. 8. Commissioner D. II. l.lndsey imluy wns bound over to (lie- federal Bi'iiml jury on rtmrges ot extortion. He was placed in Ihe independence ei>ii»ly Jail In default of u Sl.QOO bond. Mayi plendcil utility to writing two tlirciitciilnii letters lo rimil mull carrier Bobbie McKenzlc of Newport In the past week. He wus KiUI by nukcm lo have admltled writing lioth letters, demanding Hint McKcm.le leave $500 under big tree on the highway oust of Newport. HnmhrrllliiK <Jlvf.< Clue I'Ystiu-al olllcers linked Mays with the crime by comparing his handwriting will) those on the nlloucd extortion notes, One of the letters used for comparison was a lliveal- enliuj Ine from Mays to a young wonmn, which said lie would link hrr wllh a crime for wlilch he . "ivt.'d a federal term later. Mays' police record showed ho vtd six months for robbery of Hi poslofltce at Oil Trough In was sentenced by the late Judge John E. Martlneau, Mays was captured late yesterday nt a fnrtn house near Oil Trough, Smith Says Southern Senators Justified In Block- -ing Legislation WASHINGTON, Jan. 8. (UP) — Senator Ellison D. Smith, Democrat. South Carolina, declared that southerners would be "Justified" if they blocked all legislation nt this i session of congress in order to de- jfeat the anti-lynching bill. Brand- jlng the measure as "iniquitous", i Smith criticized the Democratic Late Friday And TodayI 1 !!! 10 "' 1 ?, f ° r its su PP olt o£ the '_ ' [bill whicli he contended would revive "sectional strift" of the Reconstruction days. "I think we are justified in holding out against this bill If no other legislation is passed at this session," Smith cried. "I think it is :he duty of those opposing this aill to forfeit all other legislation f they can preclude enactment of the measure." Oil Patch Only Clue To Missing Airplane SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 8. (UP) —A large patch of oil and a broken life preserver were found floating on the ocean today in the area where a navy bomber disappeared Wednesday with seven men aboard. The coast guard reported that the oil resembled that from an aii-plane crank, case biit that-a check with the navy disclosed that the life preserver did not come oil tile vanished bomber. Damage Slight In Fires Three fires yesterday afternoon and this morning caused slight damage. The cause of the fire in the house at 716 West Park street, owned by C. H. Wheeler, which caught afire at five o'clock yesterday afternoon has not been determined. No one had been at home during the day and there had been no fire In the house. The flames were discovered by neighbors who called the department. The only damage done was a hole burned In the floor. The fires this morning occurred wllhin a few minutes. There was no damage at the Bader building, on South Second street, where firemen answered the scond fire alarm this week. Smoke from the furnace room had penetrated the building. P. M. Bennett owned and occupied the house at Nineteenth and Ash streets which was slightly damaged by a roof flre. U T€LL ~~ BY ~ BOB — _ BURNS Memphis Woman Falls Eight Stories To Death MEMPHIS, Jan. 8. (UP) — A woman, identified by papers in her purse as Mrs. W, S. Bryant of Memphis, fell or leaped to her jep.lh from the eighth floor of the Medical Arts building today. Her body fell into an alley on tlie north side of the building. Including lauds, buildings, and fur-bearing animals, the total value of the Canadian fur farm property in 1935 was $15.972.000. Big Town Girl Makes Good SUTE OFFICE 'ill Make Race For Sec- vejary Of State Norriir nation LITTLE ROCK, Jan. 8. (UP)— Bob Prather of Vimy nidge, leader in the recent "mugwump" senatorial campaign that saw John E. Miller of Searcy elected to tho U. S. senate, announced today that at the request of friends through- cut the state he -would be a candidate for nomination of secretary of state In the August D Democratic primary. Prather, a member of the Demo- Diphtheria Is Fatal To Girl At Manila MANILA, Ark., Jnn. 8.—Bonnie Gean Palmer, five-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Lcgc Palmer, died at Manila yesterday afternoon at four o'clock. Her death was attributed to diphtheria. Private funeral services will be .held this afternoon. . .' She is survived by her..parents, two brothers and two sisters. Hollywood sure is the city of fate. A lot of movie stars have told me that they owe their success to so many twists of fate In- volvin' so many people along the way that they wouldn't know who to reward. It ain't that way in the business world because you can usually put your finger on the incident that led to your good fortune. One time a big steel magnate came through my home town and he happened to visit our school. He noticed a boy pickln' up a pin so he called the boy over and said "when you get through school I want you lo come to sec me and I'll put you to work." So the boy did, and he became a millionaire. Not long ago he sent one o£ his old schoolmates a check for $10,000 and he said "I owe this to you because if I hadn't hated you so much. I never would of been seen pickln' up that pin to put on your scati" Stock Prices NEW YORK, Jan. 8, (UP)—Automobile issues led the stock market higher in quiet trading today. I Bonds followed stocks higher, gov-| ernments failed to follow the trend, and some declined. Foreign issues! advanced, wheat was firm and cot-; ton futures were steady. ' AT & T 149 1-2 Anaconda Cop 35 3-8 Assoc D G 73-8 Beth. Steel 63 3-4 Boeing Air 33 1-8 hrysler ..' 59^1-2 Cities Serv 2 Coca Cola 120 1-4 Gen Elec 44 1-4 CJen. Mot. 35 Int. Harvest 66 Montgomery Ward 35 N Y Central 18 3-8 Packard 413-4 Phillips Pet 7 Radio 27 Scherfley Dlst 22 3-8 Simmons 15 5-8 Socony Vac 50 3-8 Sid Oil N J 43 3-8 Texas Corp eg TJ. S. Smelt S9 5-8 Chicago Wheat May 96 open high low close 97 7-B 95 5-8 97 3-1 July 89 3-4 91 5-8 89 1-2 91 3-8 Chicago Corn open high low close '» « Bradley Rites Will Be Held On Sunday Funeral services will be" held Sunday afternoon, two o'clock, at, Cobb Funeral Home for Mrs, Mol- llc Lou Bradley, who died Friday night. The ncv. Alfred Carpenter, pastor of the First Baptist church, and the Rev. Euplm D. LITTLE DOITO T Heavy Cost Of Projects Delays Work In Ohio .Valley BY OTTO JANSSEPf V«ltcd Prtsu Staff Correspondent .CINCINNATI, O.,.Jan.,8. (UP).It has beori almost a year since the "ereat flood" swept through the Ohio Valley, drove half a million persons from their homes mid destroyed $400,000.000 worth of property, but the first anniversary finds little done to prevent a rcpelltioi of the disaster. A tew river cities liave started new flood works or have voted funds for such projects, but on the whole they do not approach the grandiose schemes mapped when the full horror of the event was fresh in (lie minds of the victims. Five Die In Fire Today At Trenton TI1KNTON, Ti'im., Jnn. «. (UP) -A uiiiii. hl:i wife niul throo chll- Ircii su'io buini'd to (ienlli loday whni lire di-hti'oyed UiHr home ill ir u ran of kerosene with which if uii« (ittcni|itliii; to stint a fire (Xplodi'd. A fourlli child imide inline but null" (HoiLi to ',ls fallu'r, U'llltoin Turner, Ills nolhcr, MM. i:ihel Turner, an.l ho thiro children who wen: Imp>((! In Die fliiinra. 'iurm-l' dn.shed kerosene oil hot •inters In u stove lo sinii n llru, the Ixjy reported. An explosion luiiowcu. Kiuumu .-ihci'iM 01 mmii's over (lit> room. The sou rushed Into the limning room and smothered the Hamcs on his father with i <i«IK before dniKgliii; him out Situation Tense On Boundary At Shanghai For Few Minutes of me building. lie could not, get buck through the ilium's lo save mother, two smaller brothers anil ttie baby sister. Turner dti'd six hours alter the blnsl. Wants Roosevelt To Show Which "Shell He Has The Ball Under" WASHINGTON, Jan. 8. (UP) — Senator Arthur H. Vandenborg (Hep., Mich.) loday declared Unit a cooperative effort by business, Inbor and government to combat Ihc recession wns Impossible "until the administration confesses Its sin" mid adopts n consistent policy. Culling for n cessation of "the hymn of liatc" Vitiiclcnbcrg mild :hat the Jackson Day speeches of President Ilooscvclt and Secretary of Interior Harold I/. Ickes tonight "will show which shell they have the ball under," Jones Funeral Will Be Held Tomorrow Funeral servlcosywlll be* 'hole Sunday afternoon, 'two o'clock "h Ihc Sandy Ridge celnetery foi Waiter plnkncy Jones, wlio die; Tuesday at Ihe Veterans 1 hosplta at Outwood, Ky. The ncv. J. L. Ncwsom, palsor of the Gosnell Baptist church, wll. oxlclato and Cobb Funeral Homt is In charge of funeral arrangements, ' opposed naming of Gov. Carl E. Bailey as the party's candidate for the senate, said he had received "too many requests" ul ,. lie run for secretary of state lo, ,,| 1C r ignore them. "At the directions of friends I shall seek the nomination for the place and promise, If elected, to and Dancing to Title - __________ burial will be made at Elmwood cemetery. Mrs. Bradley died at tho home of Mr. four months. Mrs. Harold Ogle, lived for the past not be under control of ans'one In .scnarging the details of the office." The Vlmy Ridge citizen, branded i. H. Barrett, 58, At Heber Springs HEBER SPRINGS, Ark., Jan. 8. (UP)—Mrs. E. H. Barrett, 58, .. -, -—„ _ teacher In the public schools here as a "mugwump" leader by Gov.' for 12 venr s, died today at her Bailey in his senatorial campaign llo! " e - S! 'c Is survived by her hus- .iterature. said his active cam- " lld - a son antl a daughter, all paign for the nomination would Ol Hebcr Springs, oe opened shortly after the bal-|., , B '" S Prominent in dub work lot closes in May. " He said he would visit each of the state's 75 counties before election day. Flames Scorch Garage Children setting grass afire caused a run of the fire department , h , to 1200 Holly street at 2:30 oSctock throughout (he slate. -"fu°«?s returned to their homes lo view the havoc and misery wrought by the flood, feeling ran high, prom one end of the vnlloy to tlic other -was echoed tho cry: "It must never happen again." . Newspapers and speakers took ut> the cry. Mass meetings were held, and orators called for "ini- medlat™ action." Congress Urged To Act When the cloan up work began. anti-flood conferences were in full swlns; virtually every city. Plant Shrubs On Lawn At Central Grade School The Central elementary school . Resolutions were adopted calling | Upon Congress to act Immediately. And then tiie conferees went back home to try to rehabilitate themselves, their families and their businesses. River towns began to take on their old appear- ' nnces. and life relumed to Its usual, placid routine. An airplane observer, flying over this quiet and fertile region today, would find the landscape little changed. A survey of flood area indicates that public indifference, house owned by Jamie fox and occupied by 'Leon Baker, ivas scorched before the flames were extinguished. t , n whlch wl " co »'P 1(: tc ably are the chief causes of the » failure to take action. a - occ „ , . this afternoon. The garage of tho 10 " CUica P |ll S Program started last! Many residents of valley towns ' ' have grown accustomed to floods of varying intensity and seen to This work is sponsored bv the , t.v*.~7u<l-u WJ 111*, Pew York Cotton Almost anywhere else, her home townsmen • would, have had the band out to welcome back a girl who has made good In such a big way as has Alice Faye, above. But It's her lot to be a native New Yorker, so her return from Hollywood as & full-fledged star May 02 5-8 62 7-8 62 1-8 62 5-3 was hailed by R battalion of cam- July 62 1-8 63 62 1-8 62 5-3 cramen Instead of musicians. NEW YORK, Jan. 8. (UP)-Cotton closed steady. open high low close • 844 845 &43 844 .. 849 . 854 .. 857 . 8fi7 Jan. Mar May July Oct. Dec 871 850 858 865 811 B13 857 853 857 876 870 849 855 863 870 872n o • — •* "•• i «• ,r ing in vi^i 101 i<,r uiiu t>ui,u iv Parent-Teacher Association ot that. accept them as a part of their fate, school. In cooperation with the One old "river rat" at Marietta, WPA and Ihe Smith-Hughes stu-, where the last flood caused $1.500.- , dents who did the planting under. 000 damage, said it was "the curse 1 the supervision of Freeman Rob- of Satjin" ' Inson. instructor. Many 'cities have refused to — apply for any Federal flood funds j or to vote local funds because the people believe walls and other pNwrtiv? works would be "un- sijhtiy." Cost Summers Infant Dies Funeral Thursday services afternoon were held for Others contended the cost of Spots closed steady at 859, up 1. \ew Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS. Jan. 8. (UP) —Cotton futures closed steady today with all months three to flvo ( points higher. The advance was attributed to stronger stocks and a god foreign market. open high low close Jan. Mar May July Ocl. 853 881 863 873 877 881 85S 864 811 877 882 887 851 861 867 871 877 881 853 8S3 870 87S 882 887 '^'TJ 15 ; R ' lonly attcr blrlh car ' •n, 11 ^ . Burial was made at James 1 " r '!the projects would far exceed the. ' ,,°i value of the property they were North designed to protect. car " In response to the urgent de-1 niands that poured Into Washing- I Sawyer t on following the disaster, Con- cemetery with Cobb Funeral Home Rrcss set aslde about $25 '.ooo,000 i In charge ments. of funeral arrange- ln WPA flln ds for flood projects, i Under WPA rulings, 70 per cent ~ of the grant had to be used lor Dog Shops For Candy ] a bor with only 30 per cent for EDWARTOWN, Mass. (UP)- 1 materials. The cities themselves Spot, a cocker spaniel, goes shop- were to purchase the rights-of- plng every morning for chocolate way. bars. The dog, owned by Dick, city officials and engineers SHANGHAI,, Jan. 8. (OP) — French aud Japanese soldiers faced :ach oilier nl bayonet i»lnt on the boundary of tho French concession today In what was perhap '.lie most dangerous Incldenlstnce ,hc Japanese began their vigorous bid for domination In Shanghai Tlits Incident, typical of the ex iloslon atmosphere In China' commercial capital, occurred while nlerimtlonal settlement authorltlc were protesting the beating of fou British policemen by Japanes soldiers on the boundary of th '.nternationa! area. Heat Russian H was the beating of a Russian member of the French concession volunteer corps that, caused loday' clash, which for a few minute bndc lo become a pitched flgiit. A Japanese soldier on the Frond concession boundary crossed to th French side of tlio avenue of th two republics to beat a Chines woman, who was drawing watc :it a pump, |Tho Russian volunteer ':; veiled, trying (o protect the man. The Japanese grabbed th Russian's rifle, the two men grap |))cd and the Russian tried to draw his pistol. Fifteen Japanese soldiers with bayoneted rifles, crossed hit French territory to aid their man They knocked down tho Russia and tried to drag him across to th Chinese district of Nantao, \vher they are In domination. Situation iJecomcs Tense The Russian managed to get ou his revolver and one of the Jap aneso (presmmib)y mi officer drew it sword. Just then the Rus slan blew Ills iwllce whistle an other volunteers came running t tho rescue. Japanese officers, who had been standing by, Intervened then oh called their men back to the Oh nese side of the avenue, There th Japanese mounted two • machln guns facing the French side a more and moro volunteers arrive ••lined with rltles atid'rtitdy for buttle.' ' "'~-' ."•'"" ..'!.: Soon three French armored car with blunt machine gun muzzle icIntiuB from diem vyerc facin the Japanese. French officers arrived an interpreters the *" and Japanese began negotiating, It wns a tense little group lor few minutes. At first the Japanese demanded that the Russian b handed over lo them and that h ze—for what they did no specify. In the end the Frenc and Japanese officers shook hand and it appeared as if the Inclden iad a peaceful curtain.. Carl Davis' Mother Dies At Pensacol Mr. and Mrs. Carl Davis- wer called to Black Hock, Ark., la light because of the death of M ^vls' mother, who died late ,yes terdny at Pensacola, Fia., w be was spending the winter wit relatives. The remains will be sen?. "•la^k Rock where burial w! probably be made tomorrow a ..ougli arrangements had not bee. announced here today. The elder Mrs. Davis had visltec her son and family here severa times. Notes For $146,000 Are Sold For $75J CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo., Jar, n.—Notes with the face value $146,000 brought only S755 cas in a public sale at the courthous here this week, Morrell DcRelj the seller, yesterday reported, j llowcvr, Mr. DeRelgn expresjl the belief that he had madt; "good sale." The notes were jj remaining assets of the longjf defunct Citizens Turst Comp| for which DeReign was spi deputy commissioner .In cliij The notes were purclr.scd-j! Voiirdro Frictay. St. Loui; afl sue final dividend checks, folio ing the sale of these notes whic was the final move toawrd closii out the accounts of the defun bank. WEATHER Cllluly, gets the candy at a drugstore, and though fond of chocolate refuses lo cat any until he reaches home. By mixing air with carbon dlox- conUuid flood projects cannot be built on this basis. In parachute jumping, the landing Impact Is equivalent to a free Arkansas — Partly cloudy, quite so cold in west and nort .portions tonight; Sunday increa ilng cloudiness, warmer. Memphis and vicinity—Fair t< Darja Collin, blonde Dutch, dancer] famous throughout Europe, has danced her way Into ihe heart of Sir James P. T. M. Corry, 45, an Kngllsh baronet. Bo; she won't give up her dancing for wifehood, fall from heights of from 4 to 9 planning to carry on her studio at perature Sunday^ The maximum temperature hi yesterday was 38, minimum clear, according to Samuel F. N< rls, official weather observer. snots closed steady at 813. up 5. to 70 days in a chll'led stale. Idc, beef can be stored from 69 feet, depending on the jumper's,The Hague, Holland, after their)night the minimum temporal to 70 davs 111 a Chilled stale. welaht. I man-fare npvt. M.rlna IS marriage next spring.

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