The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 14, 1938 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 14, 1938
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTIIEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 1938 May Succeed Sutherland Is Man Senate Might Confirm To High C o 11 r Without Fight B>- NEA Service ALBUQUERQUE, N. M.. Jan. 12. —A quiet young man, wllh a flery mop cf hair ami sympathies ns broad as his native Texas, Stim Gil_ bert Bratton slopped out, of the ' U. S. Senate in Juive, 1933, lo become President Roosevelt's first Judicial appointee, At 44. BraUon line! risen to the second highest federal bench, the U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Today another Roosevelt judicial appointment may await Judge Bratton. this time to the nation's supreme tribunal lo succeed Associate Justice George Sutherland, resigning Jan. 18 because of hir, advanced age. Here Are the Reasons There are several reasons wliv Judee Bratton Is mentioned prominently as the President's apnointce: A former senator himself, from New Mexico, and popular, Bratlon Is one nt the few men who might net Senate confirmation without n fight. He was not a member of the Senate when It enacted the Supreme Court Retirement law, so Die constitutionality of Ills appointment would not be open to 'iloubt. He is young, 49. He was n New Deal liberal, even before the days of the New Deal. He voted during the Hoover art... ministration for such measures as the nntl-ln function act. the Cos-'! Uian-LaFollctte relief bill and the Democratic tariff bill. Earlier, when a state Jud»c, he had written a notably liberal opinion sustain- in? workmen's compensation, n highly controversial issue at the - time. After Roosevelt became President. Bratlon voted for the AAA. NRA.. TVA. suspension of the cold clause, federal relief and a 30-hour week. He opposed the sales tax and frowned on the tax exemption of government bonds. Studied I.air at tilghi Bratton was left an orphan to be raised by an uncle In the tiny Texas town of Kosse, where he was born Aug. 19, • 188B. He was graduated from Hereford high school, studied law at home, and was admitted lo (he bar at 21. One fear before this lie married Vivian Rogers, a. . former high school classmate, then 18. Studyin? law at night, he supported his britle by woffcint as a county clerk. He' began law practice in 1909 at Parwell, Texas, three years later becoming Farmer county attorney, tn 1915 he moved to Clovis, New ftfexico. It was there that Bratlon became district judge and in 1923. with three more years of his six- year term lo serve, was elected associate justice of the state Supreme Court to finish an uncxpired Big joh Of Clearing Timber At Dyess Colony Over Half Completed liy OENK NfilVSOM : and children, medical assistance, United I'ress C'urrtsiKHidenl | :igrlciiltural advice, and all u! DYES3, Ark., Jan. 14 (UP)—: that. I Imvc lo pay for that ser- Oprndlng under a blaze of |>ub- vice you understand, but .s'hiiek.5, llclly, Dyoss Colony was formed | I can alTord It. I'm working iho In 1CM for the purpose of alleviating the hard lot of Arkansas's best soil In Arkansas," Sharp said Hie main objccllvcs iiimdrod-odd thousand tenants andj now being held up to the Colony's 3,000 Inhabitants are: We're Qiiicl, dlgnllled, lookijis; vrry much part of n jurist, Jurlgc- Brulton. above, reached the federal bench at 44— first judicial appointee of President Roosevelt's term. was whipped without the a single life, mill will) small damage It; v < , v """swKse^nHS^" i Big and rambling and not pretentious, the Bratton home in Albuquerque is shown here. Today, nearly four yours since UK.' first timber crew headed into IC.WJU-acre triict of Mississippi county lowland, the colony's 440 fuinllli's Hi'e krciithliix easier. WhyV The biggest job. tiio Job of ; oil llie heavy timber Ki'owth, is more than liulf completed. Tlie brand new four-stanil culton tin tliLs year lunied out •:.rjUO bull's of lint. Colony lioxwe- v.;ves linve iiiken their cnnnln;,' furiously unil pnut:i / ?s arc well s!cck«! ttKiilnst the winter's needs. The unprecedented bood nuv'ly In 1037 loss of comparatively property. But most, significant of nil, 'says Floyd Sharp, president of Dyess Colony's board of directors, those •140 families no longer are strangers to each other—they are partners working toward a single goal —land, block and rich, and economic security through cooperative effort for their children and theiv children's children. Rather than take rows of stii- tlstlcs on crop and livestock production from Ihc Colony's affable resident manager, E. S, Dudley, n survey of personal opinion on colonial economy was made among the fanners themselves. Here me some sample answers to the query: '"Is Ihis thing going to be u succe/a?" "Sure il will, because all these folks here know what It's like 0 be broke. They're goinjj ake advantage of the chance lo buy places of their own." "The most important thin;; we ;ct here next lo the land Itself is 1 good education for otir chil- :iren." "Once (hose families icaliy rcni- 7.e—and most of them do already —that the co-op \vay of bnyiiiB :mc! selling is the best for -;he majority, then nothing can slop us." "The Corporation, ought to get rid of some of the gripers around here. If it wasn't for the gripers we wouldn't be bothered so mucl and could gel more work done." "With any luck nt all, I "can pay out my 40 acres in four or five years. If I have bad luck the government will give me longer to pay out. In the meantime' I get education for myself and wife Blytheville School News Two years later he \vns drafted for the Senate to mark his first step into national affairs. He Has to Accept .j Scrupulously opposed to politic? on the bench, Bratton had warned his former law partner. Carl Hatch, that he would accept no nominations so long as lie was a Judge. Later that summer of 1924. the Democratic oartv In New Mexico met in convention, split wide open. Bratton belonged to neither faction, but both demanded to sunoort him. He was nominated. Hatch, now a senator himself, rose to warn the convention that Bratton would not accept. "Well," shouted Hiram Dow of fill-"""! count--, "here's 23 votes for port unndc^ .mm. Take 'em or leave 'em." The convention took 'em. and Bratton, at 36, was forced into thf • Senale. But not.'however, before he had resigned from the bench to nT.cnt the nomination. He was destined to become the only Democrat in the United states Senate to succeed a Republican in that camoaign. In New Deal Front Ranks Re-elected in 1931 after six years service in a Republican body. Bratton found himself in the front ranks of the Roosevell New Deal He battled for every measure IP tint historic congressional session of 193,?. Even thouah a dry. he voted to submit repeal to the voters Then Judge John H. Cotteral of th° Tenth District U. C. Circuit Court of Appeals died and President Roosevelt made the first judicial appointment of his term— Bratton. HIGH SCHOOL Basketball Team Has Infra-Squad Game Blydieville basketball team played au intra-squacl game Friday, January 1. Tire "Reds" were under the leadership of Dan Warrington, who led the scoring attack by making twenty of the points scored by liis team. The captain of the "Whites" was Babs Roberts. The "Reds" won by a score of 47-20. Jewel Cowboys Appear At High School Tlie Jewel Cowboys appeared at School At Red Line the high school auditorium, Fridaj afternoon. January 7. The members of the troupe entertained the high school students with a shor 1 musical program, and Included several pieces of "swing" music in Ihe program. Student Council Sponsors going Into our foinih crop year; net the land slashed and cleared. More .spinach, cotton in ratio to our total acreage. Increase In number of milk cows. Observers of sociological phenomena who are at all familiar with Colony morale, nre agreed that the past year bus .seen a marked Improvement. '1'licy point to Ihe recently-founded Colony- owned bunk which handles ail flniinclal transactions and which now has deposits of $11.000. as a major reason for the feellm of independence among three men and women who have set out to build themselves new lives. Courts Draw On Jury Pool For Economy ST. LOUIS <UP>— Successful Innovation of a central jury system, under which Jurors arc assigned to various divisions of tho St. Louis Circuit courts from a central assembly room, has raised Hie caliber of juries, speeded up the work of tiie courts, and produced a 30 per cent saving in jury costs, it Ls believed. Jury Commissioner Patrick J. McNamara said a still greater sav- ing could bo expected nl the end of the next fiscal your because of Ihe extension of Ihe cenlral jury system to Ihe three criminal divisions of Ihe Circuit Court. Hereto fore, Ihe system has been used only in the civil divisions. Under the old system of each court summoning its own jurymen, to summon 950 men each week, McNaniara said, it was necessary But wltli Die central system only 400 jurors arc needed, and they are always available for all divisions. Ifgg Sells Mutton BOSTON (UP)—Among appro- , prlate names ar e Ihose of A, Wj""*' Sheriff, who lias Just retired as Essex County courtfiouse superintendent; George Legg, mutton dealer in Dock Square, and the Very Rev, P. L. Archdeacon, local rector. The number "13'' Is considered n.lucky because tl'Tfc were lliir- ucn persons at tho Last, Supper, ! ;>pd Judas Is represented as the i thirteenth guest. M- Funeral Services Held For Braggadocio Youth CARUTHERSVILLE. Mo. Jan. '-4.—Funeral services for TalmatKc "Sam" Grigory, 17, were licld here Ihis afternoon at 2:30 at the H. S. Smith funeral chapel, the Rev, Roy p. Bradley conducting Ihe services. Interment was in Maple cemetery. Young Grigory was the son of Mr. and Mrs. George w. Grigory well known Pemiscot county family residing near Braggadocio. About ten days ago lie was injured when he fell, and on January 0 was taken to St. Joseph's hospital nt Memphis, with a ruptured appendix. Peritonitis set in and Sunday night, lie developei pneumonia, of which lie died Wed ncsday night at 8:30. Surviving, he-sides Jils parents are six brothers and one sister all of whom live al home excep' Floyd, who resides In Caruthers- vlile. Pie Supper Members of the student Council sponsored a pie supper. Thursday night, January C. Before Ihe pies xvere auctioned, n short program was given. The program consisted of two songs, "Diana" and "Veni" snug by LeRoy Brown. Coleman Stevens. Bob Her— .. rick and John Harp; and a play. Announces Honor Koll "The Mortgage" by Dor, Wilhelm and Ben Sanders. Following the program. Blan Tile honor roll of the Red Line i Hi; iiunvji njn ui tiiu Jxcu Ljiin a • -J - >hool has ben announced as fol- Heath and Miss Allycc Nelson prc'ows: first, grade—Modene Clanton, i sl<te<1 as auctioneers. Preslon Hyde, Jessie Coots, and Barbara Hyde, second grade—Eugene Martin; third grade—Mary May. Ralph Vickers, and Curlis Underwood; fourth grade—Gladyse Dlckerson. Lena- Slsco, and Betty Lorine Long; fifth grade—J. B. McKnight and Oma Knight; sixth jratle — Virginia Morgan, O'Neil Griffin, Marie Arnold, and Cloma McElyea. The students having perfect at- 'endance for the month were: "irst grade—Modene Clanton, Mary Sue Richardson, Melba Richardson, Sammy Jean May, Barbara Hyde, Jessie Coots. Juanita Pahr, J. D. The proceeds from the pie supper will be used in helping lo pay the paper debt. Student Body Finns To Itcinove Taper Debt At the student body meeting, Wednesday morning. January 5. plans were made lo raise the money necessary to remove the debt incurred by the school paper. Two projects were presented by Leon Stafford, president of the Student Council. These were a pie supper and an intra-mural basketball tournament. Pahr, and Everett Webb; second! Aboard the British liucr Queen °.rade — Louise Clayton, Dewey Mary are a church, a skating rink Wheeler, Buster McKnight, Eu- a broadcasting studio, a fullj tonner judge sladlv accepted. He loves chiefly to discourse on the law, which he conceives as a living force. Since Ill'S he has handed down several notably liberal opinions, one several months ago in the Railway Labor Art election case. Walks to Work Dally Invariably, both on the bench and off, Judge Bratton looks and talks Ilk* a Jurist. He wears his bushy red hair long, almost lo the top of his collar. He speaks measu redly The southwest, incidentally, knows him as a rare raconteur. The Bratlons live In Albuquerque Tlie judge Is a Methodist and a 32nd degree Mason, chief pride are his wife and three children, two of whom live at home. The oldest daughter Is married. Six mornings a week Judge Brat- lon walks nearly a mile to his office In the Federal building, arriving about 6:30, leaving about 5 p.m.— his friends hope one of these days for the' Supreme court, gene Martin and Virgil Grtflm; .hird grade — Marie Simpson. Charley Chambers, Billy McKnight. Ralph Vlckers. Juanita McElyea, and Marvin Johnson; fourth grade —Ruth Turner, Lena Sisco. Faye Roland, and Gladyse Dickersoii; fifth grade—J. B. McKnight. Amos Chambers, and Oma Knight; sixth grade—Clayton May, Myrtle Coots. Virginia Morgan, and Albert McKnight. RONNWOOD \f BRAND STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY This Whiskey Is Years ii Mew. Old 90 PROOF HIRSCH DISTILLING COMPANY KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI HAVE YOUR PHOTOGRAPH MADE NOW Satisfactory Work Low Prices SOVTHWORTH Over Joe Isaacs MAKE SURE Your Car Is PERFORMING As It Should We'll Test II FREE Of Charge for Brakes . . . Lights . . . Battery . . . Wheel Alignment See US for Prestone Ford Anti-Freeze Winter Lubricants PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. 5lh & Walnut Phone 810 equipped stage, two swimming pools, three theaters and a minia- ature transportation system. PRESCRIPTIONS ARK OUH SPECIALTY £ Phone 141 if FOWLER DRUG STORE Hemorrhoids-Piles CURED WITHOUT SURGERY & GUARANTEED Safe, euro and wllh Icsg discomfort. AU diseases and conditions of nervous origin, foot ailments and skin cancer* treated and cured at our clinic. DRS. NIES & NIES Osttopathlc rhyslcliiii 514 M»ta Phone 88 Bljthevllte, Ark. LEE MOTOR SALES, Inc. Dealers For G.M.C Trucks and Trailers Offers A New and Modern Auto Repair Shop \VK CAN J1KKT EVERY AUTOMOBILE NEEU Including • - RODY, FENDER REPAIRS WELDING LEE MOTOR SALES, Inc. Oldsmobile and G. M, C. Trucks Sales and Service 307 K. MAIN' ST. PHONE 329 MEAD'S NOTHING LIKE IT! IN FIFTY YEARS! Mead's Fiftieth SEMI-ANNUAL 'Once In 50 Years" Deep-Dollar Savings on HART SCHAFFNfcR & M ARX and"Mansf ield" SUITS TOPCOATS drastically reduced to I ' Yes, we mean it! Nothing like this has happened in 50 years! Because all the suits and coats in this clearance are features of Hart Schaffner & Marx Fiftieth Anniversary , . , and now they're drastically reduced in this sensational clean-up in order to get our racks ready for new 1938 clothing. Can you resist such a bargain opportunity? Of course not, we'll be seeing you tomorrow. i \ As usual the best is always at MEAD'S i 315 WEST MAIN STREET

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