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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, October 23, 1934
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Served by the United Press BLYTHEVILLE DOUiNKKT VOL. XXXI—NO. 187 BlythevWe D»u, New Vtlley Blythertlle Onuter Blylaertlle Hertld »''YT11KV1U,E. ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 10* till 1534 OF STUM D, C. Public Invited to Opening Program at .City Auditorium Tonight. „- -cw on Blythevilie streets today in honor of the 33th 'annual convention of the Arkansas Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, ' which opened this afternoon at the Hotel Noble, convention headquarters. The board meeting will be fpl- lowed by the opening program tiiis evening, - 8 o'clock, at the city auditorium, to which tlie public is Invited. ' "; " Tonight's, program, arranged by Mrs. James B.' Clark. Blythevllle; MM. Charles A. Hayhes. Hope; Miss Aurelle. Burnside, El Dorado, and Mrs. L. M. Hudson, Tun ell, includes n number of • Interesting The Rev. w. V. Womack, pastor of (lie First Methodist church, will say the invocation before the convention is assembled by Bill Rob- oJm, only boy member of tlie local Children -of; .-Confederacy chapter, in tlie processional will be pages, chapter. presidents, division officers and distinguished guests. > . Will Grett Visitors • In welcoming the guests for Bly- Ihevillc these will speak briefly: Mrs. Henderson c. Hall, president of the hostess chapter; Miss Patty Shane, president ot the Children of the Confederacy; Mayor Cecil Shane; W, J. Wunderlich vice-president of the Chamber of Commerce; Russell Phillips, - president of the' Rotary club; • C. J. Little, commander, of the. American Legion post; Mrs. o. W. McCutcheon, of the American Legion aufilljarv; Afarcus Evrard, -presl- Wt'df the Lions- club; Mrs. J. W. 9t*£[i' : of• the.'-Wqnwh's cluS; of the SIKESTON, Mo., Oct. 23 (UP)Business men-today threatened to -'lllon authorities to call out the mo mo " ult of frequent attacks on mem- B- 0S °' -t )lelr rRCS duj ' ljls thc P"«£ Feeling has been high since three ejroes confessed they killed Dave far m on a highway near her- Qnlooer 7.; Since a mob failed to nnd the pitowrs when they surrounded the New Madrid county. Jail sev- ± £3. &»«.'??*-.'* w hl" presidj»,it Bus-lnear. and Professional Women's club; .-Mrs. Ches- vn . ^ abcock '_ President of. P'. wor- The response will be given by Mrs diaries M. young, of/Helena Mis. James B. Clark, state treasurer and program chairman, will present the state president, Mrs wm h L °*' lhor P' of Hope, who will bring her message' Will Present Veterans 'leaders In the presentation of distine- UKhed guests will be: Gen. Rice A. Pierce, of Union City Tcnn commander of the United Confederate Veterans; Gen^Charles A Dcsaussure, of Memphis, past com mandcr of the United Confederate Veterans, and Gen. R. M . Buil- nngton. ol Memphis, commander Trang-Jifississippl department of the United Confederate Veterans t Greetings will be brought by M^I ° UL e,° f tow " women: Mrs president Smon ' of Mon ticello, Am"" 3 Poundcre and Patriot/of of Payetteville. vice-president u" inc Arkajisns chapter of the Daughters of the American Colonists- Mrs. R. N. Garrett of El Dorado fhf n Ll,' Ue Ar ! ;n]1 f ls Sroup of Hot Springs, president of thf Mr^ ^ m 'f ica " I*gton auxiliary; president of A^" 1 "' LeWiSVl " C ' Federated Worn. with Mrs. j. past state presidents The of Prairie Grove with Mrs. Georse Hughes of Bcnton giving the response. Reception to Follow Meeting Miss Margaret Merrltt, music chairman for the convention, has .arranged numbers for oil of the meetings. This evening Mrs. John Pruniskl, of North Little Rock will sing, with Miss Merrill accompanist and thc assembly will sing several numbers. There is to be a reading by Miss Martha Bobbins with Miss Leone Callicott innnedlalely foliowlng the pro- Bfahi ti, crc will be a reception •is! W midlt0r ' um ln hollor of Ulc B5t ' WltU tlle Et "° tl to- nued on Three Men Held to Jury in Drowning of Woman NEWYORt, Ark., Ocl. 23 (UP)— Buford Nelson, 28, and iicverlj Jones, 24, of Cordcll, Okla.. and Bill SheiTlll, 35, farmer of nea- Olypbmit, Ark., who have beei held - on charges of murder am accessory to murder growing out of the drowning of Nelson's PLANE WINS $40,000 AIR PRIZE ~"-— w _ * v^^^ ^^^ SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS* ., *erc held without bom to the giand Jury. Andy Thorpe, .40, who' has also d released as a material witness when the state withdrew charges i.gainst him. : lelsbn is charged Ing. his wife and Joi rill are Held i SI PEiRS JRHIIS Appeal for National Guard Threatened; Stay Indoors Negroes . , fn to .K high ra ? ai fec - an * remained attacked P n ' of approximately 40 ' ' -ported Several three - approxl- ln the residential men were n district. .Four white men- wer arrested -and- Chief of. Police Wal all pa- U/:H n - '•' n 1 Will Discuss Boy Scout Plans to increase activities of f, 2»?*»* ° f America here meeting to ln S planned cvents ' r, ' mi(Ill y night, forced de will ri . dlssse(1 he for ay of ivenlng. O. J. Williams, national field ™^ C r UtiVC ' who " as tad w H- ,'; x P erl ™< : c''n organizing directing scout milk, win b e .•L 01 ™ 1 ^ o f the session. R^p- itatlves of civi c clubs, Legion '«»«»•« active In ., * "•- ..u,, (Wllvt; 111 city but Mr. Williams believes number should be Increased to to give the city an adequale ber for Its youths of scout nge. •Vest Ridge Fanner Hurt in Auto Upset faJf?**!™- ATiT^Burt Adams, 1*™" ]M ?S n "r West Ridge war ^rV'^ Sunday =nl g,i concussion of the loans ag- Drainage and Irr'igai iregallng $248,500 > r^ MuSrs™^ 1 K. n .r«- hndi Arki -"'^ 4. 524,000. amr « P " rCd " * r WOWS 13'/2 Pound Pnlatn " nn 'OtatO Oklahoma Bandit Slain; Local Police Refuse to Surrender Richetti. EAST LIVERPOOL, O., Oct. 23 (UP)—The federal government and Wellsville, O., police disputed today over custody of one of the alleged participants in the Kansas City Union Station massacre, while throngs of countrymen from miles aiound came here to view (he bul- lel punctured body of Charles (Pretty Boy) Floyd, notorious bandit and kilter. John H. Fullz, chief ,of polite of Wellsville, n small town near here, steadfastly refused to surrender Adam Richetti, Floyd's llcuteiiant, despite' the picas of Melvln -Purvcs; head of tlie department of justice Chicago onice nnd Shcrlil Thomas B. Bush cf Kaivsas City. Both Richetti and Floyd are accused of participating in the mass killing at the Kansas City Union blation In which.four otllcers and a federal prisoner lost their lives Be Dies' Part in Massacre Floyd, shot down yesterday on a -131111. near here, 'died denying to Purvcs that he look part in he massacre. An inquest early today showed thai three bullets from the guns of federal agents and police hit him. One entered r.te i:ght arm and two penetrated 1m right side. One of these touched his heart. All were slu«s from .45 calibre pistols Sheriff Bash intimated i,* might appeal to tlie governor o! Ohio. He and federal agents did not conceal their indignation at Fultz's .stand, pointing out the relative seriousness of the two crimes. with which Richetti • is accused. The Kansas city massacre was one of the most revolting mass murders' irf the history of-American crime. The felony of shooting with intent to kill car- End of the Trailfor "Pretty Boy" Floyed o ries only a prisoii term • •ntchettl tried to take my life, Fultz said. "He shot one of men and he nicked me. I my . have a right to take think I where I ..--. of our own case should keep him her, „„„,-,. ^ can keep an eye on him until he comes to trial, we'll see that he doesnt get away." Shot Down in Flight Federal agents and police came upon Floyd at a lonely farm, seven miles nortli of this city, in a section of rugged country. Tile desperado started running but 50 or more shots rang out and he f t \l mortally wounded, unable to use either of the two automatic pistols lie was carrying. The officers, including four de- lartment of justice men and four East Liverpool policemen, proached his prastrafe form. "Who thc hell tipped you?" de- uanded Floyd as they surrounded ilm. Then he inquired, "Where Is Eddiey" Apparently he referred to Adam Richetti, captured Saturday near Wellsville, o., when he and Floyd engaged other olliceis In a gun battle. ap- Riddled b> bullets from federal agents guns, the body of "Pretty' Boy" Floyd, his long- career of spectacular crime ended, is shown here, with three officers, at the East' Liverpool,' O., morgue where tlie corpse was taken following tlie killing of the Oklahoma outlaw on a farm seven miles north More-than a dozen bullets from-'high-powered rifles, struck thc desperado, one shot, entering his side ' •''.'. causing almost InsfanUjdcatli. ••'/ Exhaustion of Credit by Capital ,Goods Industries Brought Collapse. The financial ills which buset Wall Street with appalling suddenness five years ago loday aro ding-nosed below by John T. Flynn. This is the second of six peiietmlins: articles on "Wall Street and ihe Depression" wlilcli Flynn, Ihe nation's foremost writer on economic topics, lias prepared for Courier News. By JOHN T. FLYNN NEW YORK, Oct. 23.—When early in 1930 the notion got about hat we were definitely moving in- o a depression, a wave of furious Indignation beat upon the Stock Exchange. Americans must lave a devil nnd here was an ob blame our troubles on. Of course there -verc plenty ^o! expert explanations of the depres- new he was dying. Week's Cotton Receipts Here Are 10,498 Bales ==vereiy Injured Sunday " night when the car in wliich h. was The BWieville planls of the naintj skidddd In loose envpl Feiioral Compress and Warehouse north of here and overturned He com P all y ' " th« 1, palllf . 1 " lacerations noeiit ^°"°" J Keo-England District Awarded J. F. C. Loan £ WASHINGTON Ocf n ,r,o, lh , e Samc WCCk a year ngo ' Rc ~ lalnage and Irr'l^L ,1 < OP) - "'P 15 at Arkansas compresses for •—••»•• «n 11, i» MViYu <tIILI IIUKJ was HIT. ou- Just before he died, Floyd said vlous anci B««dy devil ready at o Melvin Purvis, head of the jus- ^ nnc * ^ hiamn nm- <r^,,Ki n ^ «„ ice department's bureau of in- 'estigation In Chicago, "I am —•— -,.,„«...,^ lu ,u, u , ulc U u|>ii;.i- 'Joyd.^ It was apparent that Floyd sion in those days. One great banker said it was because of the income tax on stock market profits. Still another declared Irras- cibly that the market had crashed because the Senate persisted in debating thc tariff. He thought our lawmakers should stop talking about the public business because it made tlie Wall Street gamblers nervous. Others bbmed it on thc loss of foreign trade. Still others said it was one of the aftermaths of the war. But the popular scapegoat was the Stock Exchange. Senator Glass introduced a bill to curb speculation by heavily (axing certain stock transfers. Others asserted It was the result of a big bear-raiding conspiracy. This tneory was to gain In popularily and was destined to produce far-reaching results. On tivo points we can be well assured. First, the stock market for one reason only—bs- rccelvcd 10,498 bales ot ast week, bringing ih e of receipts since August 1 to 76,700. Shipments last week were 5,308 bales, leaving a stock on hand of 88,555 bales Receipts at compresses through- lit Arkansas were 72,480 bales last we«k, compared to 89,109 for the same week a year ago. Re............ ~ ----- •- ----- — .t»tal 496,431 434 ' 4 ' 2 l ° " 1C samc datc Receipts last week and for the als ~ season at leading Arkansas and Missouri compress points, as re- poricd by the Arkansas Cotton (Trade Pfsoctallon, follow: in .ll es on the Fred L lherc w "« nw oiher targe ta the «"»•• »IU wlthTh umerous In Ihls vicinity Ihls y ea " Blythevilie Little Rock Pine Bluff West Memphis Jonesboro McGehee Hope Texarkana Walnut Ridge Forrest City Caruthersvtlle Haytl 1'ortagevllle 10,498 76,709 9,218 36,747 6,616 42,480 5,440 G6,(tol '4,315 19,731 3,276 24,291 3,182 19.817 2.816 17,046 2,838 13.715 2,490 19,877 5.814 36,457 1,755 18,031 4,191 29,018 cause prices went too high.' The law of gravity brough them down, Second, it was not the stock market crash which produced the depression. Furthermore, the depression did not begin on October 23, 1929, when the market collapsed. * * * What is a depression? A man out of work is a- depression. A factory clnwd down is a depression. An industry working at a loss and without business Is a still bigger depression. All through 1923 to 1929 there were "' Legion Sub-Comittee Debates Bonus Question .MIAMI, -Fla., Oct. 23 (UP)—A sub-committee of tlie American Legion's legislative - committee ended a two-hour session this afternoon without reaching a decision on immediate payment of the bonus. 'I he sub-committee on adjusted service compensation will meet ugain at 4 P, M. and continue Us attempts to reach an agreement. ' Its recommendations will be delivered to the convention tomorrow. The action the sub-committee takes is in no way binding upon convention, members said. Officials Draft Program to D -" Aid Hitherto Restricted Arkansas Areas. Will Aid Roosevelt in Sound Recovery Program Says F. Law. WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 (UP) — The nation's bankers are prepared to co-operate with President Roosevelt in a permanent recovery program based upon "liberal, sound business doctrine and rational hu- manilarianism," Francis MA Law, president of the American Bankers association, said today. Speaking before thc American Bankers association convention Lew, in his annual message, said that bankers' efforts the last year had been aimed at constructive principles Instead of criticism of tlie New Deal, "All of us want lo help the olhcr fellow," L,nv said. "Bankers In common with other thoughtful and forward looking business men ngrcc that sound, liberal business doctrine and rational human- Itarianism should go hand in hand In any program of real and permanent recovery." ST. LOUIS, Oct. 23 (UP)—Federal land bank officials ot Washington and St. Louis are work- Ing on a program designed to oiKn ccrtnln restricted Arkansas ureas to services of thc bank, it was learned (oday. Exact date at which the pro gtam can become effective, it wai- said, could not be stated, although iL was indicated there wa confidence thc program will go Into effect within a reasonably short while. Laws in certain drainage nreas, It was snld, will have to be altered to ticcord the lending agents nnd thc holders of securities Expect Postponement of Council Session An adjourned session of the city council, scheduled to be held tonight, will probably be postponed. 0- D. c. session at the city hall auditorium. type of protection jiow enjoy. they do not Assessed $100 Fine for Driving Car While Drunk John Goforth was fined $100 for driving a car while under tht influence of liquor by Acting Judge V. O. Holland in municipal court yesterday. A charge of illegal possession against Charles was rcduc- cd to public drunkenness and a $10 fine assessed. Five others wert fined $10 on drunkenness charges and four had bonds forfeited when they failed to appear to answer similar charges. One man was acquitted on a drunkenness charge. Saturday a charge of $100 was issessd against Raymond Ross for transporting liquor and will White was fined S50 tor Illegal possession. Ida Russell was fined $10 for petit larceny. In the poHcc division of court Willie Brown was fined $50 for 11 legal possession or Intoxicating II quor. Two men were fined $10 for public drunkenness. Fines of a dollar fo rfaUure to pay street tax were assessed against -the following: Odell Feathcrstonc. J. L. Burns, Pred C aid well, Ralph Caudlf, A. o, Dnckcry, Buter Roosevelt. Steve Brooks,' Travis Brooks, W. R _.„ Oil Tanker Gripped by Typhoon Oil Japan SAN I'HANOISCO. Ocl. 23 (UP) —Locked In HID ti iip O f n ty- 1'hoon. llic Hlcluictd oil company Larry Dolu>ny Is In distress oil llu 1 .liiiKinosis roust with •!! I'i'C'v ir.'.'iubrr.s hi dancer of death Word of the tanker's pllum camu lo Ihe linc'i' 1'ivsidcnl Jackson relayed the information to Cllouc uip.'liv. here, No urn Meins to IK near u -.," wn.-t I'M d.i pairing nu'iv W ! wliicn i'iiiiic-R/lti- die Lurry Uoh'eny fla.i - i'd mi S. O. S. "We need :mce ill mice." of 'I'ges Cilics and Counties lo Provide Funds (or Relief of Unemployabies. LITTLE ROCK, Ocl. 2!! (UP) — Counties nnd.' cities today were Hi-Red by W. H. Dycss, slnlc relief Hlminlsliator, to redouble their nf- • prls to raise funds and cine fur Ihelr "imcmployablcs." He reiterated tlm pleii made last iKiit by President lioosevell for '.'ci'iHiuilMlion of government, rc- •ji iictlvities. . Urging'prompt action In the care ' "mifoiliiimtes," he said: . "H Is Incumbent on , every null of county and city government on every church and clmrUnWe oiljmiteallon and, every clvlu club to take hold of this matter without delay, it Is unthinkable that Hiiy should be forgotten and it behooves everyone of us . to assist Dy«s nskcd state educational officials for a list of school districts unnolc to open diu to lack of funds. He is sending out .blnnTcs lo clerks-of Ihe school dlslrlcU nskliiH infoniiiitloii,. to dctermlns whollicr Jhcy .it-.- s i>]ig!blc for re•Set.- A federal njcni, expert In iiwnlcliiti!-. nuances,'- Is - 'expected here within .iy,.few days to'assist "' the survey. "Aid to school districts will be flvnii ttrlctly on a relief basis" uyest emphasized. 13 Families Approved for Dyess Farm Colony LITTLE ROCK, Ark.-Thlrteen of the 100 families that' will.move into the.FERA farnrcololiy in Mississippi county by November 1 will be transported by truck early next week to tnc colony where they will pay for their new hom«s mid /arms by work projects in he colony during the winter and uy produce from the farms they will cultivale. next summer, it WHS announced yesterday by W n Dytra, slate FERA administrator who has just returned from Hire- 'fays nt the colony. There are 100 completed houses at iho colony and It is cxnccftl Hint 209 will fe finished by Christmas, Mr. DJVS.S said. New York Cotton NEW YORK, Oct. 23 (0r>)_ Cotton closed barely steady. open high low close 1218 1220 1218 1218 1227 1233 1225 I22S 1232 1233 1230 1229b 1230 1230 1231- 1232 1241 1242 1235 123G ... 1214 1248 1230 1239 Spots closed quiet at 1250 unchanged. Oct. Dec. May — Neil) Orleans ,._ . In 1524. England had 29,513 acres of strawberries under cultt- _, HV.S.O VI Olt«.i u i-,l, v -;, UUUUr CU1U- iJic council is (o study pro- valion, producing 80.217 hundred- codes weight of ' " was 12,376 on 23,871 acres. I, ORLEANS, Oct. 23. (UP) —Cotton closed steady. open high low close Octu 1216 1220 1216 1218 °CC 1231 1231 1227 1228 123G 1230 1234 1232b 1239 1240 1235 1236 May 1241 1243 12-10 1241 July ..... 1248* 1250 1242 1242 Spots closed steady at 1259, up 2. Closinp Stock Prices A. T. and T 110 1-4 Anaconda Copper .......' 105-8 Bethlehem Steel 28 Chrysler ..;.., 35 1-2 Cities Service 15-3 Coca Cola ....'. General American Tank 35 1-4 General Electric 18 1-4 General Motors ..295-3 International Harvester 33 1-2 McKesson-Robbins 93-4 Montgomery V/ard ...... 27 1-8 Hew Vork Ccntvi.l .... 21 3-8 Packard 3 5>8 Phillips Petroleum 14 Radio Corp 5 3.4 Simmons Beds 93-8 St., Louis-San Fr.inchro 1 :-i Standard of N. J 41 1-4 Texas Co 20 1-4 U. S. Steel 33 1-4 U. S. Smelting ; .; 115 Brilons Complete England to Australia Flight in Less Than Tluce Days; Auslialla Wed- lesday, Oct. 24 (UP)—Tlie Amer T fan-built Dutch passenger liner, itlotcd by K. D Pnnnrntlcr, pressl ne for second place to C W A 3cott nnd T. Campbell Black In ho England-Australia air race,-was forced - to laud lodn>, 1C2 miles short of Its goal. After; flying more than 11,000 .illes over sea nnd desert from. England the Dutch flyers lost thei'r »arings. In nnrthein Victoria In the darkness. They circled around rtlbmy, finally landing there r Tlie American plane of Col; llos'- :oe Turner and Clyde Pangborn, li'liiff from Darwin, close to' tlie :nd of thc Jouincy was off the :oursc curly today and asking 7tmrlcyvlllc by indlo for tlhec- lons. • i^. Scott and Black won $40,000'first' >rlze in thc speed 'section 1 in tlie imaxtng time of 71 hours anti/18 : econds, just under three days • Dies in Cairo Hospital of Auto Wreck Injuries CARUTHEDSVILLF, Mo — Roy Drew, 27, died Monday morning at 10:30 in' a Cairo, II), hospital Drcw^ was seriously Injured when his car overturned a few miles south of Charleston Sunday night about ten o'clock H's hc-vd was crushed, and he died wlihou' regaining consciousness. Drew, a>re5[dcnt of this city, was enroute .to Cairo. Ho was 'district (supervisor for the Phillips Petroleum company', his territory Including Nortliciist Arkansas Southeast fclissourlis" Western Tennessee and Southwestern - Illinois ' Fat 'ja. months .he hns been making this city .his.home He was unmarried It Is'believed r Drcw fell asleep nt (lie wheel and Ills car took to a ditch on a cune The car was demolished. Drew, evidence showed. was thrown through thc top His home. Is nt Preston, On where funeral services will % be held nesday.. Young Nodena Slayer Claims Self Defense OSCEOLA, Ark.-, Oct. 23—Stanton Sisson, young tenant farmer of Nortcna. is being tried ,tn~clr- cult court here today for •-(«<! killing of his brother-in-law,'; WI1= lie Lee. Sisson, represented by Attorney Bruce Ivy, Is plendin;; • self defense. Lee, according lo Sisson! was having Iroiible wuh his wife, who was Sisson's siftei. After an altercation with her husband, Mrs.' Lee ran from their homo to."the home of her parents, where ' her younger ,bratln.v, Htant'on;', at=o lived. , According to Stanton'.s story, Lee followed his wife, carrying an : ax and threatening to kill the wlinle family. .- Yoi:ng Sisson shot 'hjiiv. when he came up on the porctr ui the : Sisson home. i i Start Stratosphere , Flight from Dearborn FORD A in PORT, Dearborn, Mich,, Oct. 23 (UP)-Prof. 'jean Piccard and ills wife, Jeanelte, took off at 6:57 A. At. (e. s. lit: today tor the stratosphere and .a study of the" mysterious cosmic rays. • " ' ..,,. Thc balloon arose swiftly, drifting toward the east. Chicago Wheat open high low close Dec 97 1-2 98 1-2 9V 97 1-2 May i97 1-2 985-8 971-8 97 3r! Chicago Corn open high low close Den 75 3-8 76 74 5-8 74 73 May 77 1-8 78 76 5-8 76 3-4 WEATHER ARKANSAS — Partly cloudy, warmer in northeast portion. Wednesday partly cloudy, cooler in northwest. , ^' Memphis and vicinity — Partly cloudy tonight and Wednesday, little change in temperature. The maximum temperature hcnv yesterday was 83, minimum •17, clear, according to Samuel P. Norris, official weather observer.

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