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LE COURIER NEWS VOL XXXIII—NO. 25'1 lilythevillo Courier. Blylheville Hcnild Blylhcville Dally News' Mississippi Valley Lender THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER O F NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MIBSOUItl ARKANSAS, iMONDAY, JANUARY 11, 191) SINGLE COPIES riTB CENTS. \| PARKER MAKES BOND IN McGREGOR KILLING Wants"'Security' Sees Foreign Challenge |i|IT|[Q in 17-Cent Lump c ° Ut Sl ~ Supremacy "I I Ltd -- ^ I WASHINGTON In., ,, ,.•,„,- II IHL Scores Employers Who Have Increased Working Hours WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 (UP)President Roosevelt today rebuked certain Industrial employers for lengthening the work week and asked congress for."$790,000,000 to carry llie relief burden during the remaining five montlis of this fiscal year. , . That will increase the twelve months cost of relief to $2,215,- GOO.OCO. The president charged that a tendency toward a longer ' work week has had important, effect upon reemployment. He complained that some employers were -'stepping up production wilhout nn equivalent stepping up of em- [ plo.vment." .Mr. Roosevelt said such employers were working their employes "unreasonably long hours." He complained - they were "failing to cooperate" in reemployment witli the government aifd with llie • people. Six Million Pul (o Work But he.. added that most employers and most industries have not. greatly increased maximum hours established under the late NRA. He reported^.that net non, agricultural : reerriployhient since March, 1933, when his term began, was approximately - six million persons and Ihat more than one million of th'em found private industrial jobs in the past year. Earlier the president had reported to congress that 3,151,000' i.Job- less needy are .on government work-relief rolls, the smallest number since iNovember 30, 1935. V {.-,. \ The reflation,. giving -ari'""op- timistic- note to the chief'execu- tive's attempt to balance Hie federal budget in 1937-38. came after two years ofjob-making expenditures totaling $5.670,204,883. Mr Roosevelt's report, required annually- under • law, showed that 3,151,000 persons were on federal work ^relief as of December 12, the latest • employment figures' compiled. - ' j Fewer WPA Jobs ' i The Works Progress Administration was making jobs for 2,284,000 of that number, a WPA decrease of 100,000 . persons from the week before. Reductions in .-.WPA'-worlc rolls have been protested by both the U. S. Conference of Mayors and organized . relief workers", i Mr. Roosevelt ' presented the employment " comment. WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 (UP)_ Recent Euiopenn <iviati on dcvel- opme-iU have laid the foundation foi a '.'serious challenge lo America's present leadership In the technical development of aircraft" Chairman J.; S. Ames of the National Advisory , Committee for Aeronautics said today. Submitting the annual re|wrt of ie N. -A. C.. A. to President Roosevelt, Ames pointed out thn'L European nations have incorporated most of tiie pioneering work done In this country. Greatest foreign advances, he .said had been made' -mjillary lighting planes, i • ; • i To match.this competition the committee recommended (hat congress continue'- to expand nnd improve United States research activities. -Ames, pointed- out. (hat the-laboratories 1 -tit Langley Field Va., under.N:'A!. C. A. suuei'Vis- Ion. "are. as yet .unsurpassed by the aeronautical... research facilities of any other single im(ion." ••••..:>• statistics without He expressed the hope last-week that work relief spending in IS37- 38 could be held to $1,537,123000 the amount available without creating', a governmental deficit.' ^ -Federal work relief employment totaled 3,272,000 persons - on November 30, 1935, when WPA Ad- nnnislnUof Harry L. Hopkins had his $4,000,000.000 work program operating full swin- Lump sum payment of 17 cenls under Ihe old age benefit s'ec- ,.tion of the Social'Security-Act has been asked by.Ernest Ac- German, above, for 33 years a Cleveland streetcar rnotorman. Ackermrih, 05-years old oh Jan. 2, had worked only. New Year's Day under provisions of the act but, on his wage of ?4.$G, he applied for the 3',Vper- cent share .fixed by the law, amounting to 17 cents. Deduction of the fedi eral 5-cent tax would leave .' Acker ma h a " net - profit ol : 12 ' '' ~ ' ' cents.! .'* Arkansas-Missouri, ' Power Co. Will Expand-Service m County ..:' Work will start 'shortly on th construction of -four lines I carry electricity to residents a rural communities in the northern, part of Mississippi county it - was announced • this morning by James Hill jr., president Arkansas-Missouri Power 'cc construction of: a sub-station and high line, to connect nt Osceota with a high line to be built by thc Arkansas Power and Light company; and/work 'on this project, which will make available an increased supply ; of- power to communities served by the Arkansas-Missouri company will also start shortly: • tho' high • line • will be built by the L. E. Myers Co of Chicago, which will employ local^ labor so far as possible. Seeks (UP)—Fuehrer T - reassured the FYench ambassador that 'Germany ias no designs on Spain or Us pas- iesstons," official sources revealed High .Tribunal . Upholds Retroactive Tax On Silver Profits, WASHINGTON, Jan. II (UP>- Tlie supreme court today kept the New Deal's sea'sonar record in thc high : tribunal {clean of. reversals when it unanimously • upheld, the retroactive, silver' profits tax The retroactive profits tax was imposed- in .1934 along;- with the New .Deal's silver purchase act it was -Intended to -. recover 50 per cent of the,profits of:silver-speculators, in the period immediately pnor.- tq^ passage, of I the ' act, ' ' .By,., upholding -;the government the court continued .the- trend of Uiejear.which-has been mark.- ed; by,',no Decisions •istfiJtfngVdomi New Deal laws. • This;was In : sharp contrast to •previous : isessions Ii .which' one" administration measur after- another has fallen before the ridings of- the-'justices. : .The court's opinion was render '- ed by Justice Willis-.Van' Ceyanter: ,Van Devout..., „,,, ed In full (he gover tention .that the tax. The new rural lines will cx- . "nd from a point east of Bly- Closing Stock Prices SL*?^ S^ *£ of NEW YORK, Jan. n (UP) '_! Soaring prices for copper shares stimulated new rallying tendencies on the stock exchange today. Trading increased In the lost hour the tape was several minutes behind the actual market. Copper stocks made new tops on gains ranging lo more than four points Several sugars made highs, other commodity issues were strong *' T - and T 1843-4 American Waterworks ..271-4 Anaconda Copper 57 1-2 Bethlehem Sleel 70 1.4 Chrysler 119 Cillcs Service '... 4-10 Coca Cola .... '""124 General Electric ...!"' 56 1-4 General 'Motors 66 3-8 Int. Harvester ...... 103 3-4 McKesson-Robbins 15 3-4 Montgomery Ward .'.'." 53 1-4 New York Central 43 i 4 Tickard " " n piumps Pet ';;;;; 5 , 5 . 8 Radio Corp '.'"" g j.g St. Louis-San Fran. '".'.'. 3 7.5 Simmons Bed ]]' 43 Standard of N. j. ..[.[ 6 g j_ 2 Studebaker [* 14 i_2 Texas Corp !!! 54 3-4 U. S. Smelting jg j_ 8 U. S. Steel 80 i_j Warner Bros 167-3 Zonitc 81-8 .. - ber Nine, from a point nort o Blytheville to Gosnell, and from Manila to the Floodway community. About 75 new customers are prepared lo take immediate advantage of these new lines, Mr Hill said, and electric service win also be available to others in the communities which the lines will serve. At the same session at which the utilities commission approved the proposed rural lines it also gave approval to a reorganization plan submitted by the Arkansas- Missouri Power company The plan, designed lo end what amounls to a receivership und-ir which the company has been operating for several years, must also be au proved by the Missouri utim/M commission before It can become effective. Foothold ,f In Spam 01 Ils Possessions, Says Fuehrer I'AKIS, Jan. 11. (Ill 1 )— France lus warned Germany thai s,lic will not toleralc German expan'- ilon In Morocco, it *a\ declared today. ' BERLIN, Jan, 11. Adolf Hiller has lodav. Giants Back Blytheville Bal^Team A nly'lhcvillc club In the Northeast Arkansas bnscball Icnguc this .year, opci-nUne as a New' York Giants farm club, was definitely assured today when Bill Terry, manager of the National league chain- pious ,ami Hank DeBcrry, his furin system manager, reached an agreement wltli local entlmslasl.s lo back MIC club. Terry and DeBcrry (.old Fred S; Ssliba; .win will servo as president of the local cir.'u, and "Dutch" Quelunnlz, former Blytlievllle Independent team manager and baseball enthusiast, lliat Val plclnlch, present Giant scout and former major league 1 colcher of more lluin 10 years.-experience - will manage Ihe local club •";"•. . , Under tcinis of the agreement, ilie ambassador, Andre Francois it is understood, the Giants will Poncet, replied that Trance has 113 I have full control of the local intention of occupying Spanish club, supplying the plajers nnd ., manager, and at the same time You Part Garner V Cigar Morocco. 'Earlier today Hiller, addressing -he.•diplomatic corps at lib New Year reception, Invited all powers to take warning from present dangers to peace and thus promote n real undeistanding nnd •ccohciliatlon among nations He asked othei notions to un- lerstand Germany'.-^ ' honest will" '-o make nn esscnlial conlilbutlon \o the progress of all nations He had hardly finished speaking \yhen it w#s announced that his right hand man, Gen. Hei- niimn Qocring,^ commandei-in- :hlef of the ah force, would go 'or a "recuperation lup" lo Italy— vhere it was expected that there vould be a thorough exchange ol Italian-German policy In the international fleld. There - has been since Count Oaleazzo Cittno, Italian foreign minister, visited Hitler al Berchtesgaden In Bavarlu October 24, when the basis lot bnjk llie club flnmi<)aUy and no public campaign for funds .to operate the learn will be sought here. .The local club, with Sallba n.s president, will operate, us a private enterprise with the back- Ing of the Giants nnd the only support lo be asked locally will be attendance at the games BljtheMlle does not set have n bcrlh In the Norlheast Ai- kansas league but the league li to be enlarged to an eight-club loop and the granting- of membci- fihlp to the, local club Is considered only n matter of form. Games will be played at the municipal park nnd fairgrounds where a ball diamond Is now •being laid out Inside the racing track "infield.' A WPA-project. " v.viim Htm. Anere nus peen •"^^ JUUE.-IU. . n wi A-project no such '. direct contact of leadei.jl M'l'ich calls for lighting of the athletic field, Is now In progress and should be completed In time for the first Blytheville league game Te: policy-.In Spain wj^formulated ^ . TSPjt , and \Debcrry , motored servers'from tlie Spanish national- rlef v^ during' which" the * ."™* >*.jji/i ttn a mvup m OD- servers from the Bpaniih nationalist^ goyernment, had arrived to '" paity administration .-, w -,»».^^—nn ilffrH^f LUU)4J '*f >rlef visit dirllig which agreement was^reachefl ,. ^^ Terry and hTT'alde inspected the oiuuy- piazi paity adininlstration *"'* «"" "« "me inspected me and' that a representative 'of the i grandstand and athletic Held lajout " ' at '' le WRlke ar Nazi ."labor front'i might soon co in -Rrini..- ' v " TO FILE PEI III . Chicago Wheat . , open high low close • May 133 3-4 134 1-8 132 7-8 133 5-8 July 1161-4 116 5-8 115 1-4 116 1-8 Some butterflies are transpar- enl, thus blending constantly with their surroundings, Livestock EACT ST. LOUIS, . 111.. j an n (UP)— Hogs: receipts 14000 •• Top 10.90 170-230 Ibs 10.75-10,83 Light weights 8.25-10.50 Bulk so\vs 9.00-9.75 Cattle: receipts 4,200 Steers 10.50 Slaughter steers 6.00-1265 Brookings Ins t i tut ion Warns of Perils to Continued Recovery WASHINGTON, Jan. U (UP)— The Brookings Inslltution, nonpartisan economic research organization, today advanced n seven-point program to further -2conoTnic recovery. Attached was a warning that the' nation is "still gambling" that national income will increase sufficiently to balance the federal budget before confidence in the government w r anes. : .In,a periodic analysis . of the economic situation the institution arrayed favorable against unfavorable factors. Among the latter, H said, are several. which might "completely change the whole economic outlook."- . Potentially dangerous '•• faclors listed included: gr;up pressure against curtailing "wasteful and unnecessary" federal expendilures that stand in the way of a balanced budget; possibility of ['_ Lawyers foi and Clayton Apply to '/High Couit LITTLE ROCK.-John A. Hlb- ler and Sclpio' Jones, Little Rock negro lawyers, .filed- an' application with the Arkansas supreme court Saturday for permission to file a petition in Mississippi/couri-' ly circuit court for a writ of er- f or coram nobls In the cases of I Jim X. Carrulhers and Bubbles Clayton, young negroes of Blylhe- ville who have been in Ihe death cell nt Tucker farm-more than a year awaiting execution on charges of criminal assault upon white woman. The supreme court held several months ago in the case of A T Hudspetii that petitions for 1 writs' of error coram nobis would not be recognized after the supreme court had passed upon a case unless permission was obtained from .Slaughter heifers 5.00-1100 Beef cows 4.50-5.50 Cutters and low cutters 3.25-4.25 Chicago Corn ."' open high low close May 1095-8 110 1-2 109 1-8 llO 3 8 July 1053-4 lOfl 3-8 105 M Jos New York Cotton NEW YORK, Jan. U. <up>_cot ton closed steady. '-.-•• open high low close ' u ,_.,„ ....v» Hb>.i\,viu uciu ia>uuv at the Walker park and fairgrounds While here and expressed themselves as well pleased with the physical set-up foi Ihe club They stifd the paik and stand were woilhy of tf'AA cluby Sahoa declared . \Quellmab! said Terry and DeBerry promised lo put a club on the field for Brjtheville Ihat would fin-, Ish al least' "onc-two-three" , Ihis ;year. i ' Report Shows Mississippi County at Foot of List in Arkansas t^j t«-«""ooiu(i wua oaiained irom .""Ji^aiypi uuuuty^ tiiiuitmciii'Oi lie court to file such petitions. I wlllt e children Is only 62.3 per cent The application filed Saturday of - t ? le enumeration, a lower per?as the first step in an effort to Cf -ri?age than that of any other iht^lin n iiottf "irtni *•«_ rt n__ Cnnntu (TI fh« ctitei ov^rtiit •niittiiro. ---- _ obtain a new rial for Carruthers and Clayton. Federal Judge Mar- tmeau recently declined to pass on a suit filed in 'his' court to prevent execution of the negroes holding that they had not ex- \.t*iyig<; LIIUII nmv oi any oiner county in the state except Phillips morcl *"" Mississippi county's enrollment of Finds Body^ Resembling Mattson Boy EVERETT, .wnsii, JUM. 11 <UP> —Chief Ci'linlnal Deputy nay Ryan ol till! Snohoinl.sli county sheriff's olllcc lodny said that Hie body of a boy that resembled In soiiu respccls Charles Mattson, kldimjy.'d • two weeks ago, had, been found. The body was found by Gordon Morrow, 19, ; 200 feet off the Edmonds-Everett highway, six miles south of Everett. The bond w«s crushed ns though' struck by n club 01 an explosive bullet Ryan bald thnt lie had not, ,ho slightest doubt but tliat the bodj was that of the Malison ioy, Morrow snld Hint he stumbled er the body when ho ran In ursuit of a rabbit. Inseparable Is the word tor John Nance Garner rind his famed cigar. Even as he poised his pen over tha vitally Important neutrality resolution, which bans war material shipments to Spain th» vice president is shown clinging to his "stogie." STIE LEIDEH HIILL5EE Assistant Labor Secretaiy Will Sit In On Confer- 'ence % 'iteniOrT, Jan. 11 (UP)—Homer MarUn, leadei of,- the .-striking X36fieral' Motors emplo'yc, 1 !' left by "!fO6f] airplane for Washington today to Committee' for Industrial brgan- Izntlon and 'have a ' meeting, of the minds," > ; 'John Brophy, CIO orgahfter and one of Lewis' lleutanaijts. Went with Martin.* Ed,vard r Avl McGrady, assistant, 'secrelaH'.oi labor, will sit In with ..fiewis Bropiiy and Martin at a conference tonight. * '••? , ,', Just before their departure Mrir- .n and Brophy were asked' If they expected to see President Roosevelt and replied that they did not know "We're hot surprised ;that- McGrady will attend the conference " Brophy : said. "It will be a meeting of the minds and several conferences have been arranged by -Lewis." Demands Increased from- neutral parlies that T/resldent Roosevell intervene. ;General Motors executives .made no comment on the strike-•'situation' but did announce that shortage of materials 'was going 'to throw more men out of work-in the next two da>s They sate tho total number of employes Idle because of strikes and shut-downs probably would reach 105.000 bj Wednesday LITTLE ROCK— Mississippi county Is at the bottom of-the list In Arkansas in percentage of children of school age,actually enrolled, according to a report made public Saturday by tho slate department of education. As against a state average of 12 per cent, Mississippi county has only 57.9 per cent of ils children betwcen'i the' ages ' of six and 21 years enrolled In school, according lo Ihe report. -.—.j >n.,.iiiig m mumtujiu court. Mississippi county's enrollment of "'' s piorhing on charges of burg- Waives Examination on - — Choxles Crowder waived prelim- . o -•• *..... & «. u. uu,£- . of the-state gronp, anc „„ lary and- grand larceny in the Mr - Eisemann, sccrclary, was ac- :r- alleged theft of cottonseed from ceptcd by the local group. other Leo Wilson and company at A (Helena), whcrcjt is 61.1. The state According to officers young Calls ft! average for white children is 73.3 Crowder has admitted the theft, per cent 'nnd in some counties it is ' Charges of burglary and grand ' • • •' 10 80 per'cent. ., ; " ]. .' larceny against J. W. Woods, ne- • hausted all remedies In the stale ne &° children Is, 49.2 per "cent, ft courts ' ' '•'• ' •••• I 'he bottom amon The application said their con-1 viction resulted from mob dom-1 inatlon and that their trial and conviction was In violation of the Fifth and Fourteenth aniend- „ _ MM0 ^,, pw^oiijiuty ui u ments, the due process and equal 'serious breakdown In government privilege clauses, of the • finance;" threat of inflation gen- ""•""'••"— " --crated by private enterprise; labor's Intra-mural struggle and attempts to strengthen its power over Industry; "ill conceived" Industrial legislation, and the 'unstable foreign' situation. , . , v I 'he bottom among counties having c ° ns | dcraWc -'I'M ^ 6M negro population, chil- Sues for Divorce lo n charge of receiving stolen property of the value of les; FIGITJB SEfll Hot Spn'ngs Senator, Once Convicted Under Law, Swoin In Diy - — ROCK, Jan 11 (UP) — 'llie stale senate at 2;23 o'clock this afternoon , ended Ils cxecil- tlve session, deciding to seat Senator L w. Whentley of Hot Springs whose seat had been contested. , Whealley was sworn In at 2;37 o'clock by Supreme Court Jus lice Tom MehafTy. j Following the administration of the senatorial oath lo Wheatlc> the senate took up [he Ballej civil service bill 4, Senate Bll No 1. i Senator 1 - Whcatlcy, > according to llie protest lodged against him wus.couvlcteci |n,1918 for violating Ihe slate prohibition law 'and Is, therefore Ineligible lo hold pub lie office. I,.He>was; pardoned bj Governor B.rough,; however, before sen Ing ajiy of his , time. ^cnalor Fred Armstrong of Foil SqJilhywaSv elected senate president 'pro $ tjnx nt (he opening of. lha senale ' session while He'p John Bransford of Lonoke wo^ named srwaker^of the house, i' In the house the first bill Introduced was one to appropriate S260.405 to pay the representatives' salaries and mileage and session employes. Thc second measure introduced was the adminlslratlon's civil service bill for stale employes, which was presented by Rep nay Blair of Paris Tomorrow the general assembly will hear thc addresses ot the out-going governor, J. M Futrell and his successor. Carl E Bailey, who will lake the oalli of office early In Ihe afternoon. Local Auto Dealers" Join State Association Automobile dealers of Blytlic- ville, who attended a meeting at the Hotel Noble Saturday night rU-iV f igncd up 1M P?r cent for mcm- ttiarge berslilp U1 the Arkansas Automo' ' • bl 'e Dealers association. " program planned for 1037 er wave prem- ram panne for 1037 inary hearing In municipal court as explained by H. C. Thomas tills mnrntno- i\\\ niim-nnc nt Un^-n- nrfRfrtonf'. nf n-»« . r-t n i«. __- ___ ____ ( Calls Meeting of Bar Set Cases for Trial Addison P. deputy clr- gro, Involving the theft of soy- .. 0 ,.m,i, uc-yuty cir- WOILS from 'the Coppedge-Craw- cult court clerk In charge of the ford Gin company, .were reduced Blythevitlo office, has called a to n rt, n ™ 0 nr ..—!„.„- ....._ meeting of members of the Bly thevllle t-.-i-^.vj, wi nu; yuiue ui jess nicviiiu bar for Wednesday af- than $25 and a $25 fine was im- tcrnoon at 1:30 o'clock for the posed, on a plea of guilty. A purpose of setting cases for trial constitution. Ik was ». 1HWI „,„ specific violation of these clauses resulted from failure of court officials to call negroes lo serve on Ihe grand jury and petit Jury which indicted and convicted the defendants. New Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 11. (OP) —Cotton closed steady. Jan. Mar. May July Oct. Dec. 1231 1234 1243 1245 1232 1234 : 1227 1227 1188 lisa 1187 •' 1187 1232 1240 1229 1222 1180 1181 1234 1243 1230 1223 1184 1186 ...... . nu, 1101 liOO Spots closed steady 'at 1303, off 3. Jan. Mar. May July Oct. Dec. Spots i 1227b open high low close 123S- 1236, '1236 1238 1239 1235 1227 1530 1223 1227 1220 1222 1218 1219 1133 1185 1179 1178 land, ;d Moreland . has Inst Shellon More-! a divorce on the charge of accessory to burglary and grand larceny against Ben- I tile Vaughn, Degress, was dis- , ground of^ Indignities. MJS. Morel and is represented by E. E. Alexander, local attorney. WEATHER Arkansas— Mostly- cloudy tonight. Tuesday partly cloudy, warmer. Memphis and vicinity — Cloudy, occasional rains tonight and Tuesday wllh slowly rising temperature. Lowest temperature tonight 36 to 40. . The maximum temperature here yesterday was 40, minimum 25, cloudy, with .80 of an Inch rainfall prosecutor. *»wo jioj my. 11 io uiuuuy, wim .ou oi an men rainiRii Mrs, w.. E. H •- .-•:.. 1100 ,1190 1189 H84b Saturday, according lo Samuel F. H. ,W. Cowan, ; •pots closed steady a I 1298, up 4. Norris, odictal weather observer. •' Crts, Dycss., ... District Recreation Council Is Appointed LITTLE ROCK.—Appointment of a.district council to assist In the supervision ot WPA playgrounds In northeast Arkansas was announced Saturday by J. H. Crossett, assistant WPA director in charge of recreation. ' Among the member.'! are the following from Mississippi county; Mrs. Roland Green, Blytheville; Mrs. W..E. Hund, psceola; Mrs. H. ,W. Cowan, Manila; R. E. Rab- at Ihe January term of circuit civil court, which begins Monday, Jan. 18. Rockwell Kent Offers ; Homely Advice on Art BERKELEY, Cal. <UP)-It Is a mistake for people to try and find an explanation for works of art, according to Rockwell Kent, nationally known artist, whose works hang in the galleries of the Carnegie Institute at Plltsburgh and those on the estalcs of Henry prick and Mrs. Payne Whitney. "It Is a mistake." he Insists, 'for the simple reason that as a rule th.erc isn't any. If jou like a picture, keep it on jour wall if jou don't, throw It out the window regardless of the vogue of the moment or the opinions of others" Testifies to Attack by Victim of Saturday Night Shooting ' " Hail E Parker, 40-year-old bar'- bci. »«i at liberty under $1600 bond todny aftei being bound ovei to thc grand juiy by Municipal Judge uojlo Homlcrtion this morn- lnj[ on a'chaigo of second degieo ' murder In the slaylnjt of Fionk i McGregor, 45, bnrber, here Sntur^ > day night '-< \ . Sam Sheldon. Gl-jear-o!d ilvei-^ man. was ordered held lo Ihe grand Jury without bond in'Ihe killing of Lee Tiavls,' 4I-jenr-old farmei, > of the Tomato community, Thurs-lay. ^ „ A laige ciowd, altiacted princl- " pally by tho hearing for Parker, packed the municipal comtrooni'in \ ilic city hall. , Parker took the stand In his own behalf at the examining uial'to !csllf)_lliat he had Irkd to avoid .loublc with McOicgor but Ihat tho latter followed him out of a bed jarden at Ihe corner of Railroad ' and Ash streets snd knocked'hiiii do\\n. McGregor then started >• 'stomping" him about the heVd, Parkei said, and he turned over,on his side, pulled his pistol and started firing p B rkcr said he did not'" remember how many times he fired' '• but the undertaker who prepared McGregor's body for burial said " tnal there w^ere four woundh In his • body, one near l|ic heart, two others In the upper part of'the body* ,' aiid one In the leg McGregor died > almost Instantly. -.-^ , Sought lo Avoid Trouble^ v Hershel (Slat-s) Thompson of Yarbro, who was slightly wounded in thc left .arm, testified ns m, eye witness to tho killjng He said that "i h« walked out of Ihe beer garden il With parkei and thai McGregor *J who ha<t also»been fnslde,-,daslieJ out after them and knocked' Parker down and bcgsn kicking him, sajlng Parker had "double crossed" him. He said Parker whipped out his pistol and fired once wildly, asking McGregor to stop, and that as McGregor started, upon huh again Parker opened fire again Chailes Corey, operator of the beer garden testified that Parker «os in thc beer-'garden wlicn Mc-.» Grcgor canje In and that as Parkei i saw McGregor cnlerJnV he said he ' was going to leave bebSise he tearTi fd trouble might develop; ' , ,1 Apparently as n reason for car- 5 rjlng his gun, Parker said under questioning that he had a commission as a deputy constable imdei Constable Harry Taylor of Ctrgia-* sawba township and Hint he htjd"7 warrants for the arrest of two mek, lssue<i about last April, on his peri, son at the time of the shooting"y McGregor was an unsuccessful cnn-"~s dldale for the Democratic nomlna- • lion for constable in last summers ' primary. McGregor Unarmed '' The cause of the ill feeilno- was not revealed but Parker testlfie'd' that McGregor had threatened to get" him and that he'wanle'd to avoid trouble because he feared Mif- Grcgor, nhom he said had a rcpu- * tation as a knife wlelder McGregor had no weapon at the time of the shooting, according to testimony given at the hearln"' Parker said he did not know what" McGregor hit him with and other* witnesses said thcj did not see any " weapon The undertaker said one of McGregor's hands was bruised and slightly cut about the knuckles Marcus Evrard of Reid and R-' rard, counsel for Parker, and Dcp- ' uty Prosecutor H G Partlow agreed upon a $1 500 bond appro*- ed by Ihe court, and Parker made bond a short tlnie later. Sheldon offered no defense to the state's testimony in ln s preliminary Mr partlow and Claude P Coopx special jjrosecutor, rested after offering evidence lo show Ihe commission of the crime and to show Sheldon as the slayer. H is undu- stood that Sheldon will plead s-lt defense in circuit court, • claiming that he killed,Travis during a gun duel, started by Travis, so far as known th(;re were no actual e>e witnesses to the shootinj. Ed B. Cook Is attorney for Sheldon. Funeral services were held. this afternoon for McGregor at Ihe First Church of the Nazarche with the Rev. Mrs. Eupha D. Beasley officlallng. interment was made at' Maple Grove cemetery. The Cobo. Funeral Home was In charge of funeral arrangements.' Mr. McGregor U survived by his wife, Mrs. Minnie :,Lee McGregor, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward. McGregor; two sons, Frank -, and Bennle; lub brothers Eddie, and/ Thurman, and four slsteis, Mrs/ ilaude arjant and Mrs. Alice McDermott of Memphis, Mrs, Hurmell Hurley of Lansing. Midland Mrs. Sauh Selph of Florida ' , > ,\

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