The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 16, 1937 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, January 16, 1937
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~nV BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS IHi: DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTIIRASyi' itjvixio.o .»,^ *,*•,*,„ f°" f VOF,. XXXIII—NO. 250 Dlyth<-vllle Courier Blylhevlile l>,iliy "NCWS Blythevlllo. Herald Mississippi Vulley Under OFJwimiEAST ARKANSAS AND soirniKAsi- MISSOURI HI.YTUHVILLK, AKKANSAS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 1C SINGLE COPIKB DIVE CENTS, FIGHT FLOOD AT BIG LAKE OFRCtS, CLUB A-DrifL in an Ocean of Snow iUtley Guilty (Sti 1 "< '"iX;—"BfflaE? ""nUllllllliman Illli HI —mi i i i i ' Kir -n-jim-mumma.^^ i . . " *" " I _ —»» of Contempt, Faces Jail Witnesses Ordered to Return Monday: With Financial Records LITTLE ROCK, Jan. 1C <UP)_ The house of representatives committee investigating vice and gambling conditions in Garland and Montgomery counties this morning ordered 17 men. Hot Springs night club owners and city and county officials, to present complete records of their financial affairs since January 1, )93l>, in the house chamber at 0 n. m. Monday. Subpoenas were served on witnesses last night by state rangers acting on authority of the house committee, who paid "friendlv calls" upon startled night club owners in the Hot Springs area. With newsmen and visitors barred, Rep. Ix?e Nichols of Logan county, Instigator of the move to probe conditions, in the resort city, questioned briefly: the men who had been summoned. Assistant Superintendent of State Rangers Bob. La Pollette assisted by two plain clothe.s men' stood guard and ushered witnesses before Nichols, his secretary clerk, and Slate Ranger Superintendent Gray Albright, who listened lo their testimony. Three attorneys, two trom Hot Springs and one from Little Rock appeared before the committee tut whether they would represent Ihe witnesses it was not announced. Following the hearings which were held individually. Nichols announced that all persons subpoenaed- would be required to • .produce hi the house Monday all illness; records; -receipts and income tax 'receipts given them since January 1. 1935, a i^ of personal properly, canceled checks 'hot" checks, record books of bank accounts and payroll receipts. He said action would be taken against those who failed to comply with his orders. All documents he said, would be kept in confidence. : "We are not trying to prove that that (alleged corrupt condi- CAHUTHERSVILLE. Mo., Jan. 18.—fn a decision Tiundcd down this morning Circuit Judge James Reeves Hubert Ulley, opera- Contains a Threat to Tin Cnns tor of the Crescent night club at Holland guilty of contempt of court by violating terms of an injunction issued about September, 1935, prohibiting gambling and the keeping of firearms at. the night club. Ulleys punishment,) wax | fixed at three months' Imprisonment in the county Jail. •-../! Judge Reeves held that j. ,D. (Speck) Barnett, night club em- ploye, was not guilty of similar contempt charges because not In- who like wlntu-ind more of it-cin bank on i bl» It's a typical'scene in Badger Pass. Yosemite national middle eastern 'California. time park, shelter buried fin snow is the house for those who Insist on climbing oji't of Win valleys to follow- their favorite sport. One of California's beauty spots this is no place for a. person who hates a little snow over thn : shoe-tops urn $150,000,000 . . Public Works Measure Is Be- jing Prepared WASHINGTON. Jan. 16 (UP) — 3onBi-ess will be asked to approve linns) is true, Ihe allegations arc false '™ 1 ' 1 " " ke - to hilve ' H Nichols .sa"id. "If most LONDON (UP)-London has lost 2,097 public houses in the last 3i years, according to official figures just published. There are 4797 houses In the administrative coim- ly, of which 370 are in the city. Caruthersville Deposits Show $400,000 Increase CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo., .Ian. 16.—With the Issuance this week of year end statements by botli Caruthersville banks il was discovered that bank deposits in this ••ity are about $400,000 above a year ago. Both banks reported Hint increase In the number of small depositors had been marked during ihe past year, reflecting the improved economic condition of the citv and county. Total deposits in the two banks arc in excess of $1,790,00000 At meetings, both banks reelected officers for the cnsiiinE year. The First State Bank transferred $10,000 to the surplus and stock retirement fund and the Na- «onal Bank of Canithersville de- Inrr ".,'° Per cent dtvl <l<:nd and "creased wages of all bank employees 10 percent New York Cotton a S!50,(iOO,000 army housing program—biggest since the world war —to improve the military morale !t was learned today. ' Rep. Lister Hill .(Dem., Ala.), jew chairman of the house military affairs committee, said the •var department, now preparing 'lie bill, would have it ready pro- •"'bly by next week for introduction and that it would be sped through his committee. Hill just completed an 8,000 mile air inspection tour of 35 mili- ary posts and reservations, scattered throughout the nation. "Conditions are deplorable" he •aid. "We must do something immediately. AdcqiiRlc housing and other facilities are just as 1m- •portant to the army's morale as pay and promotion matters." It is understood tlie huge pro- sram in a staggered plan will be carried out as a public works project and will include posts in this country, Hawaii and Panama It will embrace new construction ind modernization of barracks officers' quarters and utilities. Hill pointed oiit that it Is cs _ sential to keep the army's morale at it-s peak in the "present acute international situation." He said tile construction work would provide Jobs for thousands of unem- )loyed. NEW YORK. Jan. 16 (UP>Cotton closed steady, open high Mar 124S 1247 May 1235 1236 July 1226 1228 Oct 1190 1191 Dec 1192 1193 low close 1243 1247 1233 123S 1225 1227 1138 1189 1189 1191 ---«' t iva Ilijl S|»ls closed steady at 1307, up 3 New Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 1C (UP) —Cotton held steady "in quiet trading and ended tlie day unchanged to six points higher. Trade buying lo fix prices and lifting or transferring of hedges from near t,o distant months featured the trading. ,. °P«n high low close J [ , ar 1241 1242. 1239 1241 May 1231 1231 1228 1230 •I"'? 1222 1222 1220 1232 °"' 1184 1186 1184 l!84b »" 1194 U93b Spots closed steady at 1301, up 2 Closing Stock Prices - NEW YORK. Jan. 1C (UP)—U. ' S. Steel common stock today soar-* led more than three -points, bringing its gain for two sessions i~ more than five points. Its gain helped carry the industrial average lo a new high since 1931. A. T. and T. 183 1-4 Am. Walerworks 28 5-8 Anaconda Copper 55 4.3 Belli. Steel 781-4 Chrysler 123 3-4 Cities Service ..- 51-4 Coca Cola 238 Gen. Electric rji Gen. Motors 09 Int. Harvester 107 Montgomery \Vard 58 3 8 N. Y. Central 44 1-8 Packard II I •> Fh'J'iPs ™ 5, 5.5 Radio 12 ]_ 8 St. L.-S. P 3 7 . 8 Simmons Beds .43 Standard of N. J ][ 59 Studebaker |; 157-8 Texas Co ........[] 53 U. S. Smelting; ......'.'. 91 Warner Bros. • Van Devahters. .at White'-House. Narne Hr-r County Exam- • * » . . • mer Unanimously; [indorse Sales Tax Mississippi coimly teachers by' acclamation elected Miss Winnie 1 Virgil Turner as county examiner Lo succeed herself at the com-thome here this morning, county Judge S. L: oladish, who prestd'ed over the. meeting, s ald lie would prepare an order naming Miss Turner as proceedings. II,. • "" ««".-r miming MISS Turner as ° rlgln!Vl ln J" llct ! 0 » *™'»"'er as a result of the elec- . Utlcy was not Immediately 1 placed in Jail but w'as ordered to re- Uirn to court this afternoon' with his attorneys. Knutlscn States G. M. Position on Bargaining Collective. DETROIT, Jan. 1C. (UP)—Forty-eight hours before first collect- bargainlng efforts United Automobile Workers, oeii- eral Motors today challenged lha Committee for Industrial Organj- zation_,on the Issue of the tetter's c,';mand for "exclusive bargaining rights." General Motors made I exchange of telegrams between Wif- liam 3. Knudsen, executive vice- president of the corporation, an',1 Oeorgc'-E.' iBoyseii. liead ; of' tlie Flint Alliance, in which he pledged:- _ •_ -_ ,- .-,..,,. ! 'Cenerar Motors'wllV never tolerate the .domination of its cm- uloyes by a small'minority." Kleaiiwhile Homer Martin; president of the united < Aiitoinobile Workers, led a parade of 42 singing Eitt-tiovvn strikers-with band and banners froni the -Fleetwood boclj plant and 500 'from the "Cadillac plant as part of his pledge to evacuate all sit-downers prior lo opening of negotiations Moday. Famous figure!.- of Ihc nation's legal profession turned out when President Roosevelt gave his annual reception for the juslices of the U. S. Supreme Court. Above nrc shown Associate Justice Willis Van Dcvantcr and his sister, as they went lo the White House to join Ihe line of honored Eiicst.*:, led by Chief Justice Charlc/. Svpns Hughes. Bogus $5 Certificates Make Appearance Here A warning was issued to local merchants today that bogus five dollar bills were being circulated here, two having made their appearance in merchants' deposits at the Fanners Bank and Trust company this morning. The currency is in the form of silver certificates. Dick Roberts, cafe operator, and Famous Store, were reported to have unsuspectingly accepted bogus currency. 1'eoria Police Active PEORIA, III. (UP)-If the dls lance traveled by Peorla's eight radio police cars in 101/1 u-prr-i ,. . "' I *M) were w~«.jr iw j.j uuys witnout i u would be equivalent! ter Lowry had been found tllnp.t: arnin.,4 *|._ _»-*-- _* ii_-_.i.. 1 * wu " t * Five Injured When Cars Crash in Missouri W. A. Francis of Arkudelphla, the only one ot five persons hurt in a Highway 01 accident who was forced to remain In the Blythevlll-- hospital overnight, was disclmc?- 1 this looming. Attendants said his condition was not serious. Francis and four others were injured when two automobiles collided on the highway about four miles north of the Arkausas-Mts- Eouri state line. He suflere.-i severe lacerations about the neck and face, a concussion, and shoulder bruises. His companion, o. W. Johnson, also of Arkadelphia, driver, of the car, was uninjured. and George E „ „, dale, jvfiss., and Cnrtqii B. Ann! of Memphis, occupanls~of the otbe car. received slight bruisra and cuts. A negro driver escaped without injury. Thsy were cnroule to St. Louis and were given emergency treatment at the hospital here. Bottled Note Floats lion, which was held in conform- ancc with an act of Ihe 1935 leu-- Islalure. Expected opoosition to Miss Turner failed to develop when she was Ihe only oni> placed In iiomliritlon at Ihe meeting, attended by about 350 of the 'county's 305 school teachers. Her election by ncchinn- llon followed, Judge Gladish liild- Ing.llmt Ihe secret ballot nrovl-led for could be suspended with onl" one candldale nominated. I'lickcll Withdraws Before the election opened Ju-J^c Oladish received'ii written message from James ''Ace" Puckcll, rjlyllnt- i'llle Junior high school Icacher'jnud assistant athletic coach, asking tlmt in the event he was nominated his as he did not ivlslvvto be n candidate. Pucketl itad; previously been mentioned as a probable candidate for the position. L;;. H. Autry of the Burdclte school liqmlimttd Miss Turner. Many of the teachers who attended the meeting were forced Ic travel part, of Ihc way by foot over roads otherwise" Impassable and at least one teacher, .from the Tomato community, made hi? way out bj /boat to a road that .could be traveled It wa-5 probablj the larg est'mld-wlnter gathering of school teachers -In the county-ln <;&nre Lime. Support.Sales Tax Oeorgc'Deer of the, Osceoia school read a bulletin from the stale education association giving Information as (0:proposals now being considered by Ihc legislature affecting schools and school finances. : . Mr. Autry proposed that the teachers . assembled adopt a resolution expressing approval of the proposed, sales tax measure, backed by the .admin til ration, now being considered by .Ihe legislature. H( said .that, in his opinion, the 50 per cent of the two per,cent sales tax provided for schools in Ihr proposal, which would eliminate suits lax, exemptions! would briris the schools more revenue than the present sales lax measure which has 65 per cent, ear marked foi the same purpose but has exemptions. The group voted endorsement of Autry's proposed resolution. Marvin Crittenden, head of the county welfare board's staff, urged the teachers to assist his department In locating and providing to- the admission of blinu children preferably under the a?e O f i? years, to the stale school for the blind at -t-lttle Rock. A. K. sr.alfer. Leon o. Bramleti Pt,;|k a ,._ ' f j . :. Ftuis. an of ciarks- rriilnarmonic Conductor Acclaimed as Youngest NEW YORK (UP)—Eugene Or- inandy, conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra, has eaincd stature In the musical world, and in almost the same breath he has lost another distinction. , The young Hungarian, who emerged from the pit of a movie r ' o. i • , /-• u emerged from the from St. LOUIS to Gulf house orchestra to lake the baton of one of the world's leading inus- (UP)—six months leal organizations, conducted a statistical survey with John Barblrol- II, new permanent conductor of the ST. LOUIS. (UP)—Six months ago Joseph Devancy. city employe, had a pop bottle. a si-rap of m-— and an Idea. On the paper he wrote: "Finder will receive SI by acknowledging." The paper he put In the bottle and the botllc he threw into the Mississippi River. Now Dersney has received a letter from Jacksonville. Fla. The writer said he had fished the bottle oiil of the Gulf ot Mexico, and extended lo Devaney an invitation lo come lo Florida to try his luck at fishing. A |K>st$cript requested Police of Cleveland Warned on 'Third New York Philharmonic Orchestra, at a reception tendered to the Russian pianist and composer. Serge! Rachmaninoff. To his chagrin, Ormandy discovered (hat he had lost the distinction of being the youngest conductor of a major symphony orchestra in America, when he found thai Barblrolll was exactly two weeks younger, than he was. Both are 37. Bailey Picks Wilson For Police Post Clarence II. Wilson, who recently completed four years service us sheriff of Mississippi county, was advised this morning by Governor Oarl E. Ualley's olflce at Little Hock dial he had been chosen for membership on the stale police commission, Hie body which directs the activities of the slate ranser force. Formal announcement ot the appointment has cot yet been niiidc by the governor but Is expected late Uxlay or tomorrow. Assherllt of Mils 'county Mr. Wilson, earned a reputation as an effective police olllu-r and executive. He said that he hud not asked for the appointment mill that this morning's communication from the governor's office was Ills .'first Information, that lie was lo receive It. The oll'lce Is mi honorary one. paying no-salary, and will not require Mr, Wilson to 'give up his residence here. Willie under the present law llio police commission has Jurisdiction only over HIL- comparatively small stale rnngcr force, Governor Uiillay has indicated llml lie would ask legislation (o place other slate police activities under ll.s administration, included would piobibly lie the law enfoiccment aims of the stale i avenue and slale highway departmcnls. A now typo paper container, demonstrated by Us tnvenldr. •Harry'P. Waters.'In Now Ynrk. is hailed 113 tho much sought after "paper tin can" Witeri .shows how filling slation nlteml- unt will lilj cronkcase with 1 oil from Ihe paper -conlRlnor. 11 is Intended to replace metal ions and clnsswure for foot! and other • arllrlps. Seek to Determine If Garments Were AVorn By >akc Will Reach Dangerously High Level Some Time Next Week 'I ho )}|g Lake-Little Rivci flood sltuiillon In thh county wilt icach critical pioporlloii'i the Int'ei pait of nc\l v.eck and preparalloui' are being made now foi a, fight lo hold the Drainage District 17 .1evcu a'ong the east side of lha lake and the lloodway below it . A li-ie of two feel In the pasl, 24 hom.s at the floodway bridges east ot Keunctt, Mo, following a two and u half foot ilso at this point Ihc (hy pieilous, means that a state of at least 248 will be reached at the south cn(i ot nig Luke sonic time next week, J. W. Moyei, Dlstilct 17 ongl- neci, told the Couilci News at noon today r W. Biibt, Memphis forecaster, advised Mr. Mejer thh mointng that the. lake would reaih 24D at the Highway JU bridge bj Tuesday, Mt Meyer [believes that LHtlo River ,.„„„ „„„ iiumij HMich tho, bridge that soon pill says that It Is sine to arrive by Thuisday. ^< .. • Will Ask U. B. Aid Jilllmi .Bolts arrived today '\o take charge ot operations ^Jor the protection of the levees >of' Drainage Dtstrlcls 10 'and 11 In •" behalf of Ilia If R Engineer's. Mi Mcyei and commissioners oC District 17 pltin to go to Mem- phh Monday lo arrango foi fin- ther government help In tho Impending high water fight The outlook Is made particular ; ly grave by forecasts of adol-], tional rains In southeast Missouri over Ihc vcck end \,The slngu "" * !iv/slghl,Mb iegardwl ' 'the crest or (he flood can haully UL-IUIU ii pL-ryeneu Kidnaper mur-| - VJ - ''"wcvur, uiu dcrcd tlilin. «ei'» sent lo a lalioia- m| B !l L BO > cl| above 248 WEATHER CLEVELAND <UP)_ safety Director Eliot Ness has warned mem- f his police department that degree" methods will not be tolerated. Ness suspended Sergt ( Michael for 15 days without pay af- Arkansas—Cloudy, warmer tonight. Sunday probably rain, warmer In east and south portions. Memphis and vicinity — cloudy and warmer tonight. Sunday cloudy, probably followed by rain, warmer. Endorses • Legislative Program of State Oiganiz- ntion at Meeting ' JOINER, Ark., Jan. lii.—The legislative program of tlie sUile .Par- ent-Te'aclier. organization .received the approval ot the Mississippi County P.-T. A. council at its quarterly meeting at Ihe Slinwnee school ycslorday. Tlie program calls for reenactment of the two per cent sales tux without exemptions and with SO per cent of the proceeds to go- to the common schools; legislation looking toward a state salary schedule for teachers; teachers' retirement legislation; uniform motor vehicle laws; repeal of laws legalizing the sale of Intoxicating liquor; a five-day marriage notice law and a law requiring physical examination before marriage. "A child and a well trained teacher is good; a child, a well trained lencher, and a well equipped school building Is bcller; but : a child, a well trained teacher, a well equipped school building and an understanding home Is best," Mrs. Curtis Stout of Lllli'e Rock, slate P.-T. A. president, told 75 members of the council, At the morning session, Welby Young, Osccola attorney, spoke on the opportunity and need of a. Juvenile Court, and also urged full co-operation with the county's me probation officers, Mrs. Floyd Grimes of Manila, and Mrs Julia Owens of Luxora. Mrs. B. H. Jones, Osceoia, Mrs. W. B. Bur- kctt, Bassett, and Mrs. B. O. i Langston of Luxora were appointed a committee to follow up suggestions made by Mr. Youni?. Mrs. Berry Grain of Wilson told of the recent opening of a community library In Wilson which she and four members of (he Wilson Co-operative club operate. Elghl,y- six memberships at one dollar each have been sold. George il. Deer, superintendent of Osceoia schools, discussed the P.-T. A. legislative program. Official Clock Grows Weary' GREENSBURG, Pa. (UP)—After 67 years of uninterrupted movement, an 8-foot-hlBh ioiy, toaayj, foi ,'examination. • lnc """Be at the Hlglmay 18 jThe' clothings was found In an >}M B a this / moining wa°; 2445, a llraiHloliedi/slHiflk not fai from rlsc ot a llnlf toatl ln 24 1 "> llls whine' i a plumtcr stumbled on No Thr ™' from SI Francis Cludlos 1 body/Moiiday. There appealed to be no dan- . l Bg^frU tested the status 31 the bay. blood was that Stale troopers and G-men,"remained, on -guard around „,„ shack where the boy : may have .been hidden- and killed by the ifdnaper. - -. Three-Yoar-OIcl With Big Job to twelve times .„„ . Speedometers on the cars showed they were driven 308,885 miles in 1930. ---J --"•« "VVM 1WUI1(4 KUIILJT of maltreating an 18-year-old boy, suspected In a robbery. The boy- there was no danger of „ „,„ break at any point which' would permit water from that; river to now Into the Little Rhci 1 tSrS\;i-; age basin There have been' mi-l noi breaks near Beillg, on' fho' Arkansas side- of the St Francis, and 'there Is -serious danee'o 1 on the Missouri side west of. Cardttcll Should the lesce go out at the latter poml part "of eastern Craighead county would be flooded. > Tlie maximum temperature here. ™™..™.. yesterday was 52, minimum 32, i moved! ftnd""tait«n"to toWeler for ------ ,, .... w-*wi,-*i<eii e* a »u*nv|i- zuuu mmuy intiitc unit uie cuuia CTS clock In the county coinmls-|bc so serious for a young fellow stnnpiv ^fii^« *», f ~i ,<»i.t.,~ „ - ^ ^^ ^ aume ijouu stage, ana was You'd hardly think that life could P MtKi to crc< * tomorrow at ceased fcontly. Tlie mechanism was ticlpated in the robbery. - . r - -, .—... «~, <iLUTkM inm to MTU IV IV Jtrt Uiti - H)i clear, according to Samuel F. Nor-1 repair. • The clock wits built In rls, official weather observer. Tlie j 1825 .and has been In the West- minimum temperature last night, moreland county courlhouse since - m t j le at the Hlglmay 18 gci of the Big Lake situation being complicated by an overflow" from the st ^Francis rhcr'The Courlei N.CV.S \\as Informed More Rain rromisctl MEMPHIS, Jan. 10 (UP)—Forecast of additional rain over tne Mississippi river basin this week 1 end today threatened to make more acute the dangers from flood* waters on tributary streams. A United Press survey showed today that at least 1,500 persons had been forced to nee thelfi homes as rivers burst or over* flowed levees in rj;es well above flood stages and higher in some Instances than since 1930. < United States Forecaster F. \v. Urist could promise only rain foi-' the middle Mississippi basin today In lien of n cold'wave which swept In last night • to Increase hardships and hamper relief work. The forecast' was gfiu.-nu over Arkansas. Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mvslssippi and borders of other states but present indications were It would not be extremely heavy, Brist said. Snow was predicted for west and north Missouri tonight and Sunday with rain looming for- southeast Missouri — where tlu> most acute flood dangers He as the swelling St. Francis and Black rivers continue to rlsc against levees lhat are almost brim full. While River Rising Rapid vise of the White and Ouachlta rivers In Arkansas to well above flood stages added new threats to the flood situation. The Whit* rivcr'was gauged at 31,2 feet at . Batesvllle, &2 feet- above flood stage, and was ex••••••' •••••• wno nas everytmng in me wona ilic nvt-r ui wewport suxxi at and onlj- needs to grow up to be 2 '8 18 above flood stage, and a sure success. But there he Is, tt ' n5 "vnoctivi tn ci-oti m n ,, n ^. 16 Serious as a sage—Crown Prince Akihlto Tsugu of Japan, deillned *„..- S i. rmiiuia over,-, wnicn one _day to .be emperor, plcliired loie through Us levees In 14 U on his third birthday recently. (Continued on Page 3) '" The river at' Newport stood at expected to crest January IS i j2 feet The St. Ftancls river,-.which

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