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Served by the United Press LE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHKABT ARKANSAS AND BODTH2AOT UIBSOURI VOL. XXX—NO. 2-17 . OtUj MiVt. Blytbertlta Court*. BIA'THRVILLE, ARKANSAS) VVRDNKSDAY, JANUAUY I), li)34 SINGLE COPIES .FIVE ROOSEVELT DEMANDS PERMANENT REFORM Crowley Murder Trial Opens AtPtggottVSR mm n Zal B. Harrison Heads Defense of Jonesboro Tabernacle Pastor PIGGOTT, Ark., Jan. 3 (UP) — Selection of a jury for the murder trial of Rev. Dale S. Crowley, pastor of Jonesboro Baptist Taber nacle was completed at noon today. For the trial of the Jonesboro pastor attorneys picked six men who have no church affiliations, four Methodists, and two Baptists. The Jury is nine-twelftli-s rustic. The jurors were sworn in by Judg? Neill Killough at 12:02 p. in. In the process of -picking thc jurors attorneys asked each man If he had read copies of The Fundamentalist, edited by Rev. Crowley, if he had personal knowledge of tiie Jonesboro church ' war, if anyone had discussed the case with him, or if he had heard Rev. Crowley speak on the radio. After the jury was sworn in court recessed until 2 p. m. Tlie jurors are R. H. Hardin Carl Brown, R. M. Blue, J. N Ladyman, M. P. McCullis, Ezra Gatewood, R. N. Boyd. J. B. Austin, Fred Getting, C. L. Brinkley Jim Null, and Dan Boyd. Will Plead Not Guilty The Rev. Mr. Crowley planned to plead not guilty to the murder of J. W. McMurdo, 68. tabernacle nigh' watchman and member of a riva faction seeking the pulpit. for the Bey. joe'Jeffers, the evangelist.'Mc' Miirdo-'waa s'.i'ot to-death? Octobe: 10 in the tabernacle. County Judge E. G. Ward wa named as a special prosecutor ti assist Prosecuting Attorney Derive lj. Dudley of .'Jonesboro. -The de fense counsel, headed by Judge Za B. Harrison, of Blythevllle, addct A. Sneed, Pi?gott attorney. . The state indicated it would de mand the death penalty for the 46 year-old "minister, whoso expulsio from a Texas college, where h charged faculty members laugh evolution, created a sensation year ago. Piggott, on the Missouri horde was selected for the hearing afte Crowley pleaded that a fair tria in Jonesboro. scene of the church feud, was impossible. Town Is Crowded A large portion of tlie audience cht>se to remain seated during the 1 long noon recess rather than to risk loss of their seats in the courtroom. Seating space was insufficient. The defendant, dressed in an oxford gray suit, was calm during MarketsOff NEW ORLEANS. Jan. 3. lUPi - alllno wil.i stocks and other commodities after President noose- veil's unfavorably accepted speech before congress, cotton futures closed from one to [oi:r points down here today. NEW YORK, Jan. 3. (UP) — Stocks declined sharply after President Roosevelt's address to congress today after moving narrowly in dull trading earlier. CHICAGO, Jan. 3 (UP)—Wheat plunged two cents from the early top tod»y on the Chicago board of trade as traders interpreted the president's message essimistically. to congress Hcad> to Start Congress Off With a Bang CCHm Df ICPTC ,_ i uLlin I L IILULL) I U CURSE DF TUT Another Figure in the Opening of Egyptian King s Tomb Dies. LONDON. Jan. 3 (UP) — The curse of Tul-ankh-amen" was re- ailed today after the death of Arthur E. P. B. Weigall, disting- ushed Egyptologis'. and one of the •rincipal figures present when the 'harce's gorgeous tunb was open- Weign!! died night at a London hospital after a long 111- r.r^s. He was 53. His death leaves Howard Carter, actual discoverer of the tomb, Ihc only tbe ,'princlpsls. "Thc fifth Earl of Carnarvon, Carter's Backer, died only a few weeks after the sepulchral chamber of Tut-ankh-amen was opened and months bi^ore the sarcophagus ft- eel£-was ."violated." \ There were stories- then of the Tut-ankh-amen curse on anyone who invaded his sanctuary'. The stories have been revived as others died, some mysteriously. Carnarvon's half-brother, Col. Aubrey Herbert, died a few months after the "earl. Other deaths followed. Two French officials of the Egyptian antiquities government were victims, as was a British x-ray expert who had been engaged to take x-ray photographs of Tut- ankh-amen in his mummy winding bands. Predictions Roosevelt Program Command Support. WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 (UP) — ll:e 73rd Congress of the United plates met at uooit'today to ratify, or repudiate, President Roose- vUl's Administration of the New Deal. Administration forces are in command in both Houses as Rep- tcscntalives and Senators gather •m Capitol Hill. Veterans predict Mr. Kcoscvell will be able to control this Con- guss. That svouid mean general approval of Administration policies, a minimum of tinkering with emergency legislation and adjournment before June 1." Kcorevell's Objectives The President's objectives are '.o protect his cmn-gency program liom material amendment and to cbluin some extension of author- ry to cope wilh problems which have developed since the sptcial session of last Sp'ing. A minority of Democrats is prepared, however.- to join with the Republican opposition in both houses to repeal or alter much of Mr. Roosevelt's emergency legislation. The NRA and Civilian Conservation Corps are attracting the hottest fire. Senator 'Borah, Republican, Idaho, has prepared amendments to th<j National Industrial Recovery Act to restore immediately the effectiveness the Clayton and Sherman antitrust "acts, temporarily set aside by NIRA. • The Administration appears to have postponed the currency expansion showdown- for a month or six weeks. A hurricane of angry talk was rising airmnd money 10 days ago. Inflationists were mov WcRharmon Would Give 'Holders Only Wliat They Actually Paid.. LITTLE ROCK, Jan. 3 CUP)— ;lvelv debate over a resolution by Senator McEllvannon which provided, that no bonds be refunded nt more than the price paid by lolders of the bonds, occupied the sennit! session today. McElhannun explained that the resolution was Intended to prevent the rcaplnt of larue profits nt the expense of the state by holders who bought bonds on a depreciat- ed'market which was as low as 23 cchls on the dollar, he resolution was defeated. 23 to 10. .'Principal oblcctlons were voiced 'upon Its constitutionality and th ouertion ns to whether Ihc price could be actually determined. Senator Abiunion, In support i the resolution, said he had bee told that bonds were being pick ed'up at 23 cents on the dollar. These specially posed pictures o[ V:ce-Pres[dcnt John Nance Garner Heft) and Speaker Henry T. Halney show them as they appeared today at the convening of the two houses of the 73rd congress. New York Cotton NEW YORK, Jan. 3. (UP)—Cotton closed steady. ing toward compromise among themseUes and a concerted effort to compel Mr. Roosevelt to adopt definite currency expansion policies. Los Angeles County Acts to Guard Health ' LOS ANGELES, Jak 3 (UP)— Authorities' moved cwiftly today to protect more than 2.000,000 residents of Los Angelas county from _ , .... . _. j i if"- 1 danger of disuse, or epidemic rriSCO Main Line BIOCkedUlitch It was feared might'follow W iy; t • /• A ! (J New Year's day cloudburst and Wreckage Alter Ac-j fl ood which took at least two He' also saltl he had been tol that a pool was being organized t buv Arkansas bonds. Questioned by Senator Milan a to the constitutionality of the re olutlon, Ablngton replied: "We have no constitution. We nre running around footloo.se and doing as we damn please." He saltl an example was the hiring .of high priced officers. Without opposition the house President Optimistic Over Accomplishments and Prospects. WASHINGTON, Jan. 3. (OP)— ' ic nation definitely Is In the pto- ss of recovery, President Roose-ell reported \o congress today in vital message on the state of the '. alkm which he. himself read from. : ic rostrum of the crowded, chamber of the house of representatives/ His message was general In terms .' id was regarded by the president Imself as an apfteal for real so- lal and economic reform rather lan for recovery In terms of old-values. The presftlent addressed a Joint ssembly of house and senate shori- y after the two chambers conven- d separately for the first regular csslon of UK 13rd congress. Satisfaction with the Immediate >asv and confident hope for the country's future marked Mr. Roosevelt's message. Only In the field of foreign affairs did the president's optimism ialler. His Judgment today Is that fear of aggression, expenditure ol vast sums on armaments, and the constant erection of trade barriers, prevent any great progress In peace or trade agreements. cident This .Morning. Announces for * Second Term as Clerk of County and Probate 'Courts. Jan. Mar. May the morning proceedings, convers-1 July ine freely with his young bronzo ~ haired wife, who was seated beside him. She was attractively and stylishly attired in black. Witnesses and spectators from Jonesboro and other parts of northeast Arkansas began arriving here early today. A guard was placed at the door to prevent entrance of additional persoas after all seats were filled long before the trial opened. All available hotel space had been taken for several days and two youths filled the second floor of a store building with cots which thcry rented at 50 cents per night. open high low 1032 1044 1024 1046 1057 1038 1063 1074 1055' 1078 1088 1069 1096 1105 1089 1112 1114 1107 Oct Dec Spots closed steady at 1045, off 5. close 1024 1042 1056 1072 1091 1107 New Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS. Jan. 3. (OP) — Cotton closed steady. open high low close Jan I030b 1028b Mar 1040 1055 1034 1038 May 1056 1071 1050 1054 July .... 1073 1085 1065 1068 Oct 1092 1101 1085 1085 Dec HOT 1115 1107 llOOb Expansionists DIvidfd Mr. Roosevelt's proclama t i o n fot a limited coinAgti of domestic silver divided the expansionists, disrupted their pln.nr, for coordinated action, and may, in tlie ci-d, serve to avoid Ihe money uis- 1 ute altogether. It will depend on the reaction of commodity prices to the new silver policy. But Administration defenses still are weakest in the currency solient. If the President is defeated in either house this session it will be on currency expansion, although pre.-sure for relaxation of the Veterans' Economy Act is only slightly less powerful. Taxes, including levies on liquor, rrrplex both houses, but there is i.o serioiss dispute there between White House and. Congress. A "sock -the -rich" bloc In Congress ranges from mere material increase of income surtax rates to ll-e plan of Senatui Long. Democrat. Louisiana, to redistribute wealth by limiting the income which any Individual may enjoy. Taxes on the salaried and investment income class are going Two trainmen were reported, to have sustained minor injuries when two freight trains collided on a sidetrack at Swift, seven miles above Haytl, Mo.: on the Memphis- St. Louis line of the Frisco railroad this morning. According to information available here one train apparently ran through an open switch, striking! ^ R another which had been side- • ca ' - 01 tracked. The moving train wasj proceeding at a slow rate of speed ] at the time. Locomotives of the' two trains were damaged and several freight cars derailed. The accident caused a delay of almost lour hours in the arrival here of the early morning train from St. Louis. It was necessary for the passenger train to be routed around the scene of the accident, the main line being blocked by the wreckage. County Medical Society in Meeting at Hospital ! score lives. County Health Officer J. L. Pom- : eroy established a field olfice where iree .immunization against disease, principally typhoid,' was offered. City and "coun'y. health oiliclals broadcast instructions to boil all •*ator used'for. drinking purposes., . pi eenmll .- ,. ho "was elected All reservoirs supplying the city .•fv.illi water were .chlorined. These precautions were taken in of the fact that not u single Fred Fleeman, county court-clerk, has authorized the Courier News'to announce his candidacy for a second term, subject to the action of the Democratic primary August--14. PUM4- » bill • »12,rjOQ for expenses of the lejrlslature. ijhe house also passed a resolution "expressing admiration —and iinpreclatlon of Lum Edwards and Abner Peabody," radio stars, be- cauM "they were educated in Arkansas common schools and have gained • national .fame -on the radio." ' ' • ' The resolution, Introduced by Representative Henry Kaufman, will be -sent to the entertoHiers lit le National Broadcasting coni- any's xtudlo In Cleveland. h n rnortl d.sease h.i-1 been reported. J_two years ago to this office in a live-cornered race, asks reelection on his record as an efficient and popular county official during his first term In any elective office. tip served four years as deputy sheriff under W. W. Shaver prior to his election as county court clerk. His friend; point out that he is young, courteous, trustworthy, and capable of performing the duties of the office, and following tlie Democratic custom of the county- Is entitled to a second term without opposition. Mr. Fieeman cair.c to Blythevllle from Manila, where he was born and Money Will Be Re- ^^^^^^ and Hendrix college at Conway. He Is a landowner and naturally has F«L ID KE EUPW Forty Others Aporoved lolders of Securities w'ant More Than Drainage District 17 Can Offer. . . PI i ceived bhortly. Salesman, Well Known Here, Dies in Memphis Word was received here today of the death of J. B. Cullen, 33. Memphis casket salesman, who had trawled this territory for several • • "|"iityj-jjitd a number of friends jig to Information iccetv Spots closed steady at 1034, up 5. Chicago Wheat „,;' W. H. Stovall of the Cobb Jndertaklng company Cullen died this morning. His death was attributed to chicken pox. Several local people will prob ably attend funeral services to be hed in Memphis tomorrow afternoon. .lay July May July open 8-1 3-4 84 high M 1-4 low close 83 3-4 84 1-8 »2 1-2 32 5-8 Chicago Corn open high low close 51 3-4 52 t-< 50 3-8 50 5-8 53 3-4 54 1-8 52 3-8 52 1-2 Closing Stock Prices Services Held Today for L. T. Cagle, 56 Funeral services were held yes tcrcay afternoon for Leldoi Thomas Cagle, 56, who died at si o'clock Sunday afternoon at tlw family home, southwest of Blytheville, Interment was made at Sandy Rldjo cemetery. The deceased Is survived by his 'site, Mrs. Mary Cagle and several children. The CoUb Undertaking company was In cliarje of funeral arrangements. _ _ .__ », _ ,0 A. T. and T. 109 1-2 Anaconda Copper 14 1-8 Bethlehem Steel 36 3-8 Chrysler 57 1-4 Cities Service 2 1-8 Coca Cola 97 General American Tank 34 1-2 General Electric 19 1-2 General Motors 35 International Harvester 39 3-8 Montgomery Ward 22 3-8 New York Central 32 3-< Packard 4 Phillips Petroleum 16 Radio 6 7-1 Simmons Beds 18 St. Louis-San Francisco 2 1-: Slandard of N. J. 45 3-1 Texas Co. 24 U, s. steel «1 3- up, but not so far as the more extreme groups would have them. The point of compromise in the tax fight will depend largely upon the President's budget message, with Its statement of surplus, or deficit, so far. President and Congress are ppreed. however, that loopholes in the income tax law must be plugged. They do not intend that J P. Morgan. Ctto H. Kalm, Charles E. Mitchell and others hall, in the futi-re. find legal ncans to avoid income tax payments. Bankrrs Busy Thc House must deal first with axes and Initiate the routine appropriation bills. Legislation to control stock mr.rket practices and further to p-otect bank depositors and securities purchasers argely will originate .in the Senate. Bankers are ftrlvlnj for relaxation of the Securities Act and The meeting of the Mississippi County Medical society las! night at the Blythevllle hospital was attended by 12 members and two visitors, Dr. Hoyt McDaniel, of Steele. Mo., and Dr. Lawrence Cooper, of Cooler, Mo. The physicians had a general discussion following papers. Members present were: O. Barksdale, M, B. Ellis and J. H. Full. Wilson; T. F. Hudson and O. Howton. Luxora; J. L. Tidwell and J. A. Luskett. Dell; A. M. Washburn. F. L. Husband. Hunter C. Sims. Paul L. Tipton and F. U. Smith. Blytheville. f a candidate for city office, sub- 1 nev ect to Ihe municipal election April •. e . . was made todav by S. C. Craig. | Ity clerk and collector. Mr. Craig will be a candidate for re-election. Mr. Craig has lived here for 33 •ears and Is well known, part leu -I arly among the older residents of Glass-Steagall Bank Act passed !:ist session, but £0 far without winning much congressional sup- pert. The Artminlitiatlon has consented to a study of the Securities Act to determine 'f Ihe complaints of Investment bankers against Its rigorous restrictions ore justified. No relaxation of this so-called Tmth-in-Securilies legislation i possible without B direct reques from Mr. Roosevelt that It be changed.. Even Ihen Congres. would be reluctant to draw any o Its teeth! The Ten distressed home owners in the north end of Mississippi county have actually received relief through the federal government's Home Owners Loan corporation, and some 40 others have already had loans approved and will receive them soon. A check of the mortgage records in the circuit clerk's office here reveals loans of a total of $14.- j 515.90 advanced to the 10 home; owners who have already received benefit. The largest loan was for £3.418 and thc smallest. $605. Thc government agency provides for relief for home owners by offering long time federal certificates of indebtedness to mortgage holders with thc government talcing a mortgage and giving the home , owner a long period of time to Inr fltu rirrk '• P R i* tne loar-Money for delinquent lor v,uy viern. toxes and ncceSKirs , repall . s js ,, ]so I advanced. C. J. Evrard. local ap- firsl formal announcement | praiscr- and R . A. Nelson, altor the government ag- the taxpayers at heart. His homefolks stood by him almost unanimously in his first request for public office. Upon his record during his first term and upon his ability to serve in thc future he asks consideration for a second term. Sidney Craig Will Make Lepanto Legion Post he community. Before being jlect- !d to the office of clerk for the first time he was emplojed as Aid for Hut LEpANTQ Alk ._Le g i 0 nnaircs of NQ 3f . 0[ ' he now again ask for the support of Bly- thevllle citizens. h« been approved by the CWA I, Services for Mrs. Beall BASSETT, Ark.—Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at commalldcr . all , John S. Mosby. Lepanto altornej who made the trip to Little Rock In behalf o! this project, state tha.t approximately $2,900 had beei allowed by tlie CWA for material FLASHES UNDERBILL MAV LIVE SHAWNEE, Okll., Jan. 3. (UP) —Wilbur Undcrhill apparently was making food today on his boast he would not die of 13 wounds received In a battle wilh officers here. He w»s still fijht- Inf in city hospital aj-ainst what physicians had said «crc hopc- IfM odds. No agreement for settlement of Drainage District 17's bond debt, ow in default, was reached at. a onference In Judge J. E. Martinau's chambers at Little Rock yes- erday in which Clifton H. Scott, he receiver, commissioners of the district, taxpayers, and represen- ativcs of the bondholders participated. The bondholders, thus far, have leld out for a better settlement han the 32 cents on the dollar vhich an R. F. C. loan to the dis- rict- would make possible. Judge Martineau yesterday, after advising the bondholders tha lie saw no possibility of a mon liberal settlement, granted furthe: time for negotiation. Car Stolen Here Found At State Line Station KNEW OF BAD LOANS WASHINGTON. Jan. 3. (UP) — Documentary evidence introduc ed today at the senate Investigation of closed Detroit banks revealed an elimination of the National Bank of Commerce in May, 1931, by its own directors, ahowrd "excessive bad loans to banx offlcefs, politician*, >nd Influential people." U. S. DEBT MOUNTS WASHINGTON, Jan. 3. tUFI — The total grow debt of Ihe federal government on December 31 list reached thc higbcsl level In K years at $Z3,813,7M,136 as the government put into effect Its recovery prop-am, treasury figures showed today. A Chevrolet car, owned by the Osceola Motor company, stolen from a Main street parking space near the RHz theater here last night, was found today at the Fisk service station at the Arkansas- Missouri state line. Service station employes had held the car when the thief, who stopped to have a puncture repaired, backed the car Into a gasoline .pump, damaging the latter. The car was stolen while Paul IJrfrS Social Permanent readjustment of many of the nation's social and economic arrangements was the objective placed before congress by the president. Tlie division Is sharp and clear, Mr. Roosevelt said, between these who would recover by a return to the old 'order, and those to whom recovery means reform of old methods. Of' trie, latter group,, Mr. Roosevelt is'the Jiead. "••'••'•' "Civilization cannot go.back,'' he said. "Clvlllratlon must not stand ., still. It Is bur tait tr>'-perfect, to .'>| improve, to alter; vrtien necessary, but In all ca^cs .to go .forward." " ., He counseled, that .without, par- '.'. tlsanshlp but wilh.,co?ptratlDn.-jit is .hoped .there, Is .to be; built V-'pn the. ruins oi.trie. past Vnew!$tfuc- ture. designed . better to meef, the present problems.of American civ- : illzallon." .' . ... ..; - , .'; Bound .up In' those', problems ?re the relations of- industry, agriculture, and nuance to each other,.the president continued, .and the .'situation of the individual citizens and the .people as a whole. - . ._' " ; Tax evaders within the letter ot. i the law and'high officials of banks- l r corporations who • liave grown' ; ich at' the' expense of stockhoM-. ' rs or thc public drew the presl-- dent's fire. - .: "We have been shocked," he said,' 'by many notorious examples of njuries done our citizens by persons or groups who have been Hv- ng off their neighbors by use of methods either unethical or crim- In Class With Gunmen The president expressed his abhorrence equally of those notorious examples in high station and of the clan of the gun, organized'ban- - dilry. lynching, and kidnaping. There could be no mlsapprel-en- ' sion of whom Mr. Roosevelt spoke. "I am speaking," he said, "of those individuals who have evaded thc spirit and purpose of our tax laws, of those high officials of banks and corporations who have grown rich at the expense of their stockholders or the public, of those reckless speculators with their own or' other peoples' money whose operations have injured the values ol the farmer's crops and the savings of the poor." The message was more than an. address to congress or even to the people, yith an aroused section of big Industry moving Inevitably to legal chalbnge ol much recovery legislation, the president addressed himself today ako to the third branch of government, normally left to go Its way alone and without advice. "To consolidate what we are doing," he said, "to make our economic and social structure capable of dealing with modern life, Is the joint task of the legislative, the judicial, arid the executive branch- Driver, who molored here for the'« of the national government." Louise Chapel, Bardstown. for Mrs.jand labor. The Legionnaires will) Tr.eo. Beall, 41, wife of Bud Bcall, who died last Wednesday of pneumonia. She Is survived by her husband, a sister, her aged father, and eleven children. contribute the lot and extra materials of around $2.000. The building committee is composed of M. O. Whayne. Oily Butler, and John S. >fosby, 150 MINERS ENTOMBED PRAGUE, Cteeho - Slovakia, Jan. 3. (UP)—One hundred and fifty otlners were entombed by an accident it Ofttt to**?. show, was having a tire repaired. The thief evidently drove the car all the way to the state line on a flat. It was understood today that a service station employe had refused to give up possession of the car until rc-linbursed for damage to the gasoline pump. IfVEATHER Arkansas—Rain In south and rain or snow in north portion tonight. Thursday unsettled, warmer in west portion. Memphis and vicinity—Rain tonight ,and tomorrow, slowly rising tempertlures. If that is a bid for gentle supreme court treatment of the recovery cases, which shortly will be going to that august b:dy, then there U Is und out Irs the open. Mrs. Jennie B. Kelly Bassett Postmistress BASSETT. Atk.—Mrs. Jennie B. Kelly has been appointed postmls- Iress at Bassett. taking the .place of Jesse L, Clinton,. who resigned upon accepllnj a position wit!i Lee Wilson arid compiny at McFerrtn. He had bt*n poitmaster for five years. Mrs. Kelly has been in cliarge ofthe ofte* since Dec. Mi

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