The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 14, 1938 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 14, 1938
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THU! TV^VfTM A w»* *tTD v tu r cir>» uwn /-i*» vvnnTftTmA i^m * TITS- A ^m a n . *»•. __„ . XXXIV—NO. 25G. Blythevllle Courier PlythevlUe Herald Blytiievllle Dally News Mississippi Valley Uader THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND BOOTHBABT MISSOURI BLYT1IUVIUJO, ARKANSAS, KK1DAY, .IANUAUY M, SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENT* NSISTS HOLDING COMPANIES MUST GO German Ambassador plains To Hull About I's Speech WASHINGTON, Jan. 14. (UP)-' German Ambassador Hans Uieck- hoff protested to Secretary of State Cordell Hull today to the remarks of former American ambassador to Germany William E. Dodd in a speech at New York last nighl.i Hull revealed that Dlcckhoif liad taken exception to a number e>f Dcdd's statements. hull declined to cite the exact passages. He said he had reminded the German ambassador that the right of free speech is observed Iti this country and tiiat E.odd is now a private citizen. Free Speech (juatunleed Hull said he told Dieckhoif that political rights and free speech nre guaranteed by the American constitution. Dodd, having resigned his official post, is now u private citizen and entitled to speak his private views, Hull said. Dodd suoke ut a testimonial dinner given him by 200 friends at a New York hotel. In his speech lie assailed Chancellor Adolf Hitler as a ruler who had killed more personal enemies in live ytars than Charles II of England killed in 20 years and as a philosopher uhose theory of German Arianism was false. Dodd asserted that mankind is in grave danger as a result cf the rise of dictatorial forms of government, belt safd democratic governments of the world appeared not to know what to do about '"If the Japanese succeed (in conquest of China), Russia will be surrounded and-compelled to unite Journalists Holding Mid Winter Meeting I UTTLE ROCIC, Jan. 14. (UP) — Journalists from nil sections nf the slate wen 1 arriving here ;o- : day lo attend the annual m'd-j winter meeting of the Arkansas: i'ccss association. The sessions open tonight. , Ec-nator Josh l.ce of Oklahoma' will address Hie oom-enlioii iu-S motrow noon on the subject of i II LOT II MnEIISluN Formerly Miss lliitioi) ol' U. S. A. I-' ' ' Jcnff.boro Tribune unei president of the association, will preside a; the meeting. All sessions will be held at the Marion hotel. BBTifSl ILL State Supreme Court Justice In Coma at Little Rock LITTLE ROCK. Jan. 14. (UP)— Phvsiclans today reported that Butler. CO, remained in unchanged condition. Butler is suffering from a kidney disorder. Physicians said hc "was very weak." Butler has been in serious condition for nearly a month, they said, and his condition has grown constantly worse during the i»st week. Hc has been in a coma for the last day. great wa He declared that "China is to be conquered and American-English interests in the Par East to be absorbed. Mankind Endangered "Mankind is in grave danger, but .democratic governments seem not to know what to do. If they do nothing, Western civilization, religious, persaeial aeid economic freedom, is in grave eianger. Another world war would almost cer- talnlj wreck Die governments and people of our time." Dodd added: "The United States is as much to blame for the grave dangers of the present as any oilier country. The people of prac tically all countries hoped ind prayed for Woodrow Wilson's success, yet the governments and certain privileged business groups defeated them." The United States' responsibility, be said, consisted in the "serious blunder" of the "refusal of the Senate to adopt the League idea.i although the Democrats urged it and 31 leading Republicans, like Tail and Hughes, even more vigorously favored it." He also Warned American high protective tariffs. FB5Cists ' cr River- Rouge Plant - Force r," he .id. low Normal ". Says Undistributed Profits Tax Change Will Speed Revival ' WASHINGTON. Jan. 11 (UP) — | The house ways and means sub' committee today proposed far rcachlnz changes in the undistributed profits and capital gains (axes and declared that .such changes should mean "a very substantial stimulation lo business." The siib-comiuitlee, headed by Rep, Fred M. Vlnson (Dem.. Ky.), recommended In a report to the full committee, 02 specific changes in present tax laws under five different headings and also proposed that all Internal revenue laws be coeiified. The report will form the basis of the revenue act of 1938 whlcli leaders hope to push lo enactment by mid-March. The full house wavs and means committee will begin hearings on it tomorrow. Most Important single recommendation of the report was that America's "small" corporations — those earning $25.000 a year or less and comprising 88 oer cent of the 200,000 that do the business of this nation—be exempted from Ihc undistributed profits tax. "Created" at Capital WASHINGTON, Jan. 14. (UP)— President J. D. A. Morrow of Ihc Pittsburgh Coal company charged before the senate unemployment and relief committee today that "this depression was created here in Washington." "This depression is a matter of deep concern to the heads of every business anel inelustrial enterprise, large and small," Morrow told the committee. ,,."pur company and every other will" give th'e goveriniinl'cve'rj' assistance to reslore prosperity." But this willingness on the part of industry is not enough. The shoe is on the other foot. "In our view this depression was Three Men Die On (.'allows I'W Slaying OITieet' Reunited with her husband, Danish Count Huugwitz-ncvenllow, niter! a quick trip to New York to renounce her American citizenship uncl" shnre his nationality. ' tlie former Barbara inuion walks beside hint nt swanky St. Moritz, Swiss winter resort where lie and their son iS>.<;c<j.nw!ii!ei',.Vi'-, :r\, Yvti'irjf'^iad • In heavy snow^clpthcs, but 'ills wife has on light uppers. Apparently he has just caught 'her arm DEARBORN, Jan. 14 (UP) — Ten thousand men were notified j«™led here in Washington. It will today by the Ford motor company llare '« bc °" rcd here in Wnsnliig- to return to their jobs at the River lon to' a frank acknowledgement. Rouge plant Monday morning. The |° r somc mistakes that have been order will bring the working force up to approximately 47,000 about 38,000 under normal. The Ford plant has not maintained a lull production schedule since it closed for the Christmas holidays. Early this week Chrysler corporation reopened with 55.000 em- ployes, approximately 20.000 short of a complete working force. Hudson continued to put on extra men as production got underway on the next low priced "onc-12" series announced recent- made, by a clean and unequivocal statement of future policies without any intention or suspicion of concealed and different pur|X>ses." tempt is being made by the u. S forest service to introduce fresh water shrimp into the lakes of Alaska national forests. The second shipment of the crustaceans Ims just been completed, from Seattle to Jimeaii. tWBlfc (*if* m MB MM m Trio Wins Acquittal On Larceny Charges Three acquittals of charges ot petit larceny were given In municipal court yesterday and today, one public drunkenness charge was the only case on the docket, Floyd Billlngsly, Sallie Barnes and Mae King were each acquitted | of petit larceny charges, which Alexander Graham Bell, accred-.wcre cases having no connection. ited with invention if the tele- 1 _ phone, was born on March 3, 1847.' (jimerahssuno Chiang Dissatisfied, Mnps Defense Of Shiinluii(4 Province .SHANGHAI. Jnn. 14. ilM'i-cien- i'1-nllsslmo Chiang Kfil-Shek. Kink- Ing everything on a defense of rich ftlmutmig province, Ims ordered i\ drastic .sluikeup In Ihc military command of his north China armies, reliable reports said today. At least three military and pollll- cnl lenders In north chlim were removed after Hie generalissimo Hew lo the front mid personally surveyed Ihc menacing sllunllon. They were replaced by men whom Chiang lie- llcveil would fight to the last dllclt against Japanese armies, slowly squeezing the province from two directions. Predicts More Changes At (lie sniue tlma tlio Chinese army organ, Sao Tang Pao. prcdlct- e<l that nmjorchanges would lake place as a result of the gencnillssi- mo's persona] intervention. Cliliicse reports snld Hint Ihc gen- I erallsslmo had ordered Ihe removal of General Feng Yu-Hsliing, the former "chrisllan general" and n member of the central KOvernmeut'H win- council, cbiirgliiK thai, lie WHS Incompetent. Protest Looting WASHINGTON, Jan, M. (UP) — The Aincrlcon consul nl Nmikliifj 1ms protested lo Japan the continued looting of American property at Nanking hy Japanese soldiers, the stale department announced today. NKW OKI,HANS, Jan. 14. all')—• Jlliinrhrt) fuirl nervous, HIITC youlhs walked unassisted to Ihclr deaths on (In* (iiillowK loelay for Hie holdup niimliT r,even years !IHO ut u bank wuli'liiiuiu. They were Joseph Uxarlo, '.'.'/, Owen Oiiirhc. '.'.'I, and Anthony Online), a>, linngcil for the murder i>l Pierre Ittrain, walclunan nt « branch olIU'i! of the Whitney National bunk, Ihe iiflmioon of HIT. 31, io:to. The (lii) walked slowly to Ihc Hallows after lost Sacrament with two priests and two sisters, Ugaile, first lo go, shook hnmls with his companions before starting llm death march. "Ill see yon in heaven," he sid:l Ktoully. "Goodbye," cmiche and uallno replied, Ugitrle dropped tlirough the! (ra|! at 12:04 p.m. mid was pronounced dead IB minutes later. The slcel lru|s tloor KiU'inif; for Cauche at 12:32 p.m. and ho was pronounced dead 22 mtiiules lalcr. Dallno drop- lied through the Irnu at 1:10 p.m. I'hc pliyslelnn pronounced him dead If) minutes Intel 1 , lo prevent lier rrom slipping. Hopeful (or 1938 i L w u >• •" (John W. Martin, 77, Of Batesville Dies BOB BURNS I don't know whether it's the| climate out here or if it's that' freshness that you always find about young countries, but there is something' out here In the West that seems to give you ambition. People never seem to get too old to plan for the future. Grandma and Grandpa Snazzy were out here on a visit not long ago and soon after they got home, they were slltin' in front of the fire and Grandma says "Well, Snazzy, we've been together for a good many years, but there soon will come a time when one of us will have'ta- go." Grandpa says "Well, there ain't no use worryhY about that, now" and Grandma says "No, but I was jest thinkin'—when that time does come, I would like to live In California," BATESVILLE, Ark.. Jan. 14 (UP) —John W. Martin, 77. retired lumber manufacturer and farmer, died here today after an Illness of sev- 'i era) months. Funeral services will be held Saturday. Lumber Warehouse strayed; Masonic Hall Burns at Mena W1CKES. Ark., Jan. 14. (UP)—A lumber warehouse was destroyed by fire here early today. Loss was estimated at $100,000. $15,000 Fire at Menu MENA. Ark., Jan. 14. (UP)— Five buildings in the business district of Hatfield, near here. wer e destroyed by fire early today. Loss was estimated at $15,000. The fire was bclieve<l to have started In the B. II. Butler drug .r. 1 Committee Confident. Goal of $7,500 Realized Will Be Believes Bailey Aides To Back Him If Governor Doesn't Run BY PAT W,\l,Sir United Press Correspondent LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan. 14. (UP)—Well informed sources this week predicted that Attorney Genera] Jack Holt will have the backing of the principal lieutenants of Governor Carl E. Bailey's administration in his race for the nomlnn- tion of governor if the executive does not seek re-elecllon In the i Aueust primary. C. of C, Directors, A.A.A. Group To Meet A meeting of Ihc. Ixmrd of directors of the chamber of commerce and the members of the AAA in Uiythcvillc will meet nl Ihe same lime. 7:30 o'clock lo- nlght, for (i discussion of the dls- liict AAA olllce lo lie established here, before the chamber of commerce directors mcel in a separ- rte scSiSlon. Al that (line officers will be elected and plans made for the annual dinner, lo be held late in titis monlh. Declares Such Financial Slniclurcs Will Not Be Tolerated HV V I,. SULZBERGER Ihtlled Press Correspondent WASHINGTON, Jim. 14. (UP)-r-. President llooserelt today Issued a Hat warning that all holding companies must be eliminated from the nation's economic stniclure. The president made the assertion In discussing the general situation rcKinxlliiK public utllltcs. He declared that his opposition to holding companies Is not confined to the utility field and cited those which control banking activities as another example of Ihc type whlcli should be eliminated. Utilities' Control Cited Mr. nooscvelt reiterated his opposition to utility holding /Inns which he outlined in his Jackson Day address Inst Saturday evening. He repented llmt a situation in which i 41100.000,000 of holding company ! cnnltnl controls n $13,000,000,000 [ public utility Industry could not bo tolerated. The president declared there were several methods of achieving the elimination of holding companies in all lines ot business but declined lo state, at this time, what avenue or miuronch he would use. He. indicated this decision Is still in the formnUve stage, Asked tf holding companies of the first degree would be excluded from his drive he declared: "Why' have any holding firms at all?" The president's half hour press conference was concerned almost exclusively with a discussion of the Cardozo Maintains Improved Condition WASHINGTON, Jan. 14. (UP) — Ju.slice Benjamin N. Cnrelozo had mnlntnlned during the last 24 hours Ihc improvement which was noted in his condition early yesterday, Dr. J. p. Earnest jr. reported today. Bonnet Will Form New French Cabinet Already approximately $3,000 worth of ccrtlncntcs ot indebtedness have been sold by Ihe com- ,..,,, ., ,, . ., ,„ miltee In charge of obtaining ;'™ ics ^nation and Its ramlnca- "Four Per Cent Dog" Mr. Hoosovelt opened the discussion by reading extracts from a money lo be used fov the purchase of materials for tl)C' new Btndlutn and gymnasium nt'Hnley Field. Several been coti lliat if mittcc aro equally as successful as . assgmiionts haw no memorniKll , m submlUctl lo hlm m i plctecl ami|t Is believed Novcml)cr by Wendell Wlllfcle, Com- these membe.s of the com-; „,„ ml(u *„„ solithern ' c ^ llUve . he moinvenlth ; The president remarked that lota of water had gone over the dam since the memorandum was drafted. .... . , ,,, , Hc declared that the memorandum will be redeemed, without interest, , rmt ei] the utilities Industry us a us money for tills purpose is ob- w]lo i c nm | llot individually, inliied from sliulium B nle receipts. To „„„_ hc snM lt lm | ica tcd that others the $7,500 goal reached. The "bonds" being purchu-sed Work has already .storied on tin; stndftmi ami gymnasium, a Wt'A project, which Is to cost approx- the "four per cent tall was still wagging the OB per cent dog." Ho made frequent allusions lo the four Inmtely $45,000. The sUuliuui will ,, cv ccn t holding company capital, have a seaiini/ capacity of 3,500 which he contended controlled the and the gymnasium will have remainder of the industry's 96 per adenuute seating facilities for basketball games, ami other Indoor games, and will have dressing rooms mid a work shop for Smith-Hughes students. • Dean Fasts Year in Test of Soul cent, cnpilnl Investment. PARI3. Jan. 14. (UP)—Georg r,n I «••»>••»'-', u mi. 11. i ui J— V.ILUI S 1 "-' The same source disclosed llmt Bonnet, nuance minister mid fo.-- most of the lieutenants, sensing I jnei « which housed a beauty shop and physically the postomcc, also WB J desSovc, | , to flew York Cotton NEW YORK. Jan. 14. (UP)—Cotton closed steady Jan. . Mar. May Jul. . Oct. Dec. open . 853 . 858 . 863 , 887 . 817 . 879 high 853 858 863 ass 817 879 low 843 850 858 MJ2 872 871 close 84Go 850 856 663 872 874 Spols closed quiet at 860, off 8. New Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 14. (UP)— Cotton futures closed steady today with net losses or 25c to 40c per bale with Ihe exception of January, open high low close 860 865 860 865 o 870 870 862 862 Stock Prices NEW YORK, Jan, 14 (UP)-The lock market made an Irregular advance in light trading today. Bonds were mixed, wheat down a cut and cotton lost a few points, A. T. & T 147 1-2 Anaconda Cop. Assoc. D. G. . Beth. Steel C3 5-3 Boeing Air 33 1-2 Chrysler 59 Cities Sen-. . 7.3 Coca Cola 119 Jan. Mar. May Jul. Oct. Dec. 874 880 887 874 881 887 870 875 881 884 870 875 881 884 His firm would spend $35,000,000 in plant improvements in expectation of improved business conditions in 1938, Lammot duPont, chairman ot the big duPont chemical firm, pictured on the witness stand, assured the Senate Unemployment Committee at a hearing in Washington, D. C, He urged the New Deal cooper- ale by "lifting tha fog" of un- ! certainty which he believes pars ' Spots closed quiet at 872. off 8 Chicago Wheat open high low close May 973-4 981-2 911-2 971-2 Jul. 921-8 923-4 911-2 911-2 Chicago Corn open 607-8 GU-2 high Cl 615-8 low close 001-8 60 1-: 603-4 003- Gen. Elcc 44 1-4 Gen, Mot 363-3 Int. Harvest 66 3-4 Montgomery Ward 34 1-2 N. Y. Central 19 Packard S 1-8 Pliilliiv; Pet 40 Radio 71-8 Schcnly Olst 25 1-4 Simmons 2J 1-4 Sorony Vac 15 1-2 SKI. oil N. j. 43 :-2 Texis Corp 42 .1-8 U. S. Smelt r.7 U, K. .Steel S3 1-8 nenl who could be found to face R. A. Cook, former Putaskl county jeidge who is an avowed candidate. Political observers up to the end of the present week had been unsuccessful In their nt tempts to learei If Lieutenant Governor Bob Bailey ' ,!"f Riissellvillf; would seek renomlna- *"*\ lion this year. The liculcnant governor, known to possess a lucrative law practice In Russellville. besides wide proo- erty Interests, has expressed in private a desire to retire from politics. In the event the lieutenant governor does not seek a second term, 'porT "^ ft > 1 - cabinet and lead tie country out o'pT,o- observers predicted Harvey Combs, Little Hock, and State Senators Hcndrlx Rowell. pine Bluff, and Lucia n Coleman, Lcpanto. would become candidates. 14. Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS. 111., Jan lUI'i— Hogs: receipts, 9.000. Top, 8.60 Heavy weights, 8.40-8.60 Ligiit weights, 7.50-8.40 Bulk sows. 6.16-6.50 Cattle: receipts, 1500 Steers, 7.50, down Slaughter steers, 5.25-11.25 Mixed yearlings, heifers, 6.00-7.50 Slaughter heifers. 5.50-9.25 noef cows, 5.00-6.00 Callers and low cutlers, 4.00-4.75 saying she had sold It. Find Child Abandoned By Trumann, Ark. Woman DETROIT. Jan. 14. (UP) — A three-year-old girl, whose mother registered in a hotel under the name of Mrs. E. L. Wooden of Trumann, Ark., before abandoning her, was placed in a children's aid society hoarding home today. Police had been unable to locate the mother. Medals Are 19 Years Late For Philadelphia Veteran PHILADELPHIA (UP) — Joseph Ruben. 37. a Philadelphia policeman, has just been decorated for bravery in action in Prance 19 years ago. Ruben received the Purple Heart and Silver star medals from the War Department. He already held a Croix de Guerre received in Prance. The bravery citations were given to Ruben because he carried tx wounded comrade back to trenches wounded, C.intigny. the while hc himself was during the battle of | School Instructor To Discuss Farm Problems Government Bond Unclaimed • HELENA, Ark. (UP)—Unwanted: The Inter- here, being One $50 U. S. bond. stole National Bank- liquidated, turned up the bond and Its supposed owner was informed. The woman with whom the bond was identified disclaimed ownership CARUTIIERSVILLE, Mo.. Jan. 14.—Floyd Barnhart. high school vocational agriculture instructor, will hold the first of a series of discussions on farm problems, Monday nt 7:30 at the high school, his subject to be "The Outlook for Farming In 1938." Mr. Barnhart will, on alternate weeks, speak to different age groups, the first lecture to be lo the younger group, ages 16 to 24. The next meeting, Jan, 24, will interest older farmers, and others interested in farming. Discusses Safety Drive At School Meeting Here C. O. McKcc, science teacher in the Blytheville high school, was the principal speaker ftt the meeting of the county superintendents and principals at the high school last night. He discussed the work being |<J done In the traffic safety drive - which is being conducted In Arkansas. Others appearing on the program were Joe Evrard, who played several numbers on his accordion, and Lloyd Blomeyer, who explained the safety project of the junior high school. Forty superintendents and principals from all over the county wera present. Mothers of the home economics department of the high school served n three course dinner before the meeting. A female white rhinoceros has City and State Police Will Stage Joint Drive A special drive to collect five dollars each for city automobile 11', censes will begin Monday and after a few days motorists not having 11- I censes will be arrested, Mayor Marion Williams announced today. Only 87 licenses have been sola up lo today noon, despite expiration of the "deadline" Monday, he said. There are about 1,000 cars and trucks in the city which must have tags. At the same time the city police are demanding the city license fees, they will cooperate with the state police in the drive to appre- | hend motorists whose cars have not Believing he can "give up all ma- paS5(X i the state safety tests, terial life and not die" because! the soul is above such needs, .Demi Israel H. Noc. above, of St. Mary's Episcopal Calhedral at Memphis, Tcnn., has undertaken a fast to prove his belief. Friends said that Dean Noe went on an orange Juice diet more than a year ago, and lliat oit Jan. 2. 1938, he gave up even orange Juice and up to 12 days later, at least, had taken :io food or water except a tiny communion wafer and a sip of wine three times weekly. The friends WEATHER been known to grow «• 62-iuch added that Dean " Noe was thin horn. and drawn, and "looked bad." Arkansas—Fair, colder and freezing temperatures tonight; Saturday fair, warmer In west portion. Memphis and vicinity—Fair tonight And Saturday; colder tonight with lowest temperature, 30 to 34; warmer Saturday night. The maximum temperature hero yesterday was 47, minimum 21, clear, according to k Samuel P. Nor- rls, official weather-observer.

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