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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 20, 1938
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TOE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOLUME XXXIV—NO. 261. Blythevllle Courier BlythevUle Herald Blylheville Dtlly News Mississippi Valley Leader Opponents Not Likely To Risk Any V'ote Soon, However WASHnnjTON. Jan. 20. tUPi- Eonator Allen J. Ellemler <i>m., l-a.>, opening (lie sixth day of a sjicech against the nntf-lynrlihig bill, told the sen- ale today- that the same factors that dtnroyed the umhenl civilization cf India—mixtures of whites and negroes—Is now evident in New York's Hnrlem. Ellender, who said ho was uncertain whether he could conclude his speech Ijy nightfall, resumed his aiUlre-s coincident with indications that the foes of the bill were still gaining ground. Scrailcr any M. Gillette (Dem., la.), reported that several wail- cm senators oilier than himself had indicated they would be willing to vote to send the hill back to committee, if necessary, 10 avoid 11 prolonged tie-up of sen- 400 Register Here For Work On Levees More than 400 men living in Blytheville and vicinity Imd registered fit 2 o'clock today for llie Icvee I work to be done on the Mississippi river and BI K lake. The Unite! States Engineers' of- , flee lias announced that 2,-iOfl men | . living hi Mississippi county will be used for special work, beginning ute business. That question, however, is not likely to arise for some time as no sennle business except an appropriation bill is ready lor consideration. May Act Next Week 'Foes of the anti-lynching bi!l said il was tentatively decided to make the first attempt to lay aside llie measure next week. The $1,412,000 independent offices bill is ready lor debate and il was expected lliat Senator Carter Glass iDern., Va.) would move lo lay aside the pending measure nml take up the appropriation bill. General opinion was lhat the maneuver was likely to fail. Ellemler said that the south was trying to give the negroes thc-ir own schools and oilier institutions. "The quicker the negro people of tills nation can realize or te made to realize that the white man is his superior I say >Jie tetter o!f he declared. will be," Ellemler James £. McClurkin, 2|), ... _. _Uies At FayeUeyilie *( James Cazort McClurkin, brother of \V. D. McClurkin, died suddenly at Fiiyetteville, Ark., shortly after last midnlgtit. Details-of his death, which was apparently caused from u heart attack, were not learned befcre Mr. and Mrs. McClurkin left for Fayetteville. A 20-year-old senior at the state university, Mr. McClurkin had visited here a number of times with Dick Tipton, who was one of his.closest friends, Uurkins. and the Mc- A native or El Dorado, Mr. McClurkin lived there before he was married a year ago. He Is survived by his wife, Mrs. Anabeth McClurkin. liis parents, Mr. and Mrs J^imc.s r. McClurkin of El Dorado l\vo brothers, W. D., of here, and Irving cf El Dorado, and Ur, Mrs. Charles AR. Charlotte, Ark. one sis- Moose, of Rolarians See Scouts Give First Aid Guide ULYTIIEVILLE, MKANSAS, THUKSDAY, JANIMKY 20 UW8 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CESW 'Hie men are registering at the city hull here, ami nl Osceola. ' "HCliviHe and Manila. The waiting line here hnd more than 50 men in 11 this afternoon. Bishop Acts To Remove Fasting Cl)im:li- maii From Pulpit Noe Looks Beyond This World II Y IIAKHV FKHOIISON "i"tnl I'rcss Ciirrosimnilenl Miaii'irrs. Jan. 20. iui')—nishoii | James M, Mason, head of llie Kpis- | copal Diocese of Tennessee, today , ordered the suspension of Israel II. I Noe, who has tiecn fasting for isi days, as dean of llie Catluxliil of ! St. Mary. The suspension order was sent lo ' Dean Noe In nn official church com| munlcatlon from Bishop Ma.xon, I who has been 111 and was not ad- I V n • i "'"' ""''' rf>ccntI V lll!| t Hie dean UlSCUSS DIISIIICSS "'"' ^'tarlted »|xin a fast designed i lo prove that man can be immortal on this side of the grave. Friends of the dean said lie was sorrowful over the turn events had taken but there was no indication that he would break his fast. Tlie dean consented to meet newspaper- Veil To Ask To Problems WASHINGTON. Jan. 20. <UP>— President Roosevelt plans lo summon small business men lo conferences In the near future lo seek their views in the drive to check economic recession.' Tlie While House said today lhat Mr. Roosevelt lias ordered his aides lo select at random from slacks of letters from small business men a men at 3 p.m. today. Last Sunday he preached a sermon that some persons construed as being ti reply to his critics. The test was taken from the Gospel ot St. John, the story of Christ and llie woman Ink number of names. Those selected en m adultery. Over and over the will be asked to come to Washington for conferences, supplementing those already held with the nation's leading industrial executives. The conferences will be part of the broad picture Mr. naossveH is now assembling in fin endeavor to form a program against recession. Manufacturers Association Chairman Urges Attack On Recession •.WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPJ— ' . Colby Chester', National Associn^ lion of Manufacturers chairman, today called for an "armistice in mud slinging" and a concentrated attack by government business and labor on problems of the business recession. Chester told the senate unemployment and relief committee that he did not seek to .absolve business from blame in what lie can characterized as "this mud slinging contest." "The president lias pointed out that our goal Is n national Income of $30.000,000,000 annually," he said. "It is time lhat we all get together and start toward lhat goal." Another Cantor for the Altar A demonstration of first aid al an automobile, accident and resuscitation after contact with a live wire was given by three scouts, John Allison, Lee Richards, and Harvey- Morris at the lunrlicon meeting of the Rota-y Club today. James Terry, scoutmaster ot troop Si, talked lo the group o;i "Scouting." Charles Evans, a Rotarian fro'.n Ihe Vandalia. 111., chapter. M. H. Ladd, member of the Jouesboro club, and T. Mattick. of St. Louis, guest of Mr. Ladd, were guests. € 'PWELfci U T€LL BY BOB BURNS __ These movln' picture companies out here have made a science of foolln' people with their fake wind, j llghlnhr. thunder, rain and glycerine tears but it ain't the only place In the world where people arc fooled by mechanical sound effects. One time my Aunt Zella's daughter come to her and says "Mama, ij know my fella loves me because whenever .he presses me to his bosom I can fee) his heart throbbin' violently." Aunt Zella says "Well, be sure It ain't his dollar watch. Your Paw fooled me with one of them things." dean repeated from tlie pulpit: "Let him who is without sin among yon first cast a stone." Tlie Bishop's order provided that the dean's salary shall continue for six months and thai he will be permitted to occupy tlie deanery Across ttie street from the cathedral for that period. Bishop Maxon's letter, requesting Dean Noe's resignation, said in part: "Feeling that your present manner of living and expression of religious convictions are foreign to the views of the great majority of the membership of our church and to its history and traditions I am constrained lo lake the step to advise that il is convincingly evident lo me that you be removed as dean of St. Mary's cathedral." Dean Noe, weak and gaunt from the long fast, made no immediate comment on the bishop's aclion. Cannon law provides that a bishop can remove an inferior churchman' Jor^neglect of duties but It was said that the only possible charge' of,neglect that could be brought against Dean Noe was that he had failed to attend the convention of the Episcopal diocese in Knoxville this week. He stayed away, not because of his own condition, but because Mrs. Noe collapsed just before he was to take a train. In preparation for the "absolute fast" the dean lived on orange juice for & year. Throughout Ills fast the dean refused to consider the possibility that he would turn back or be turned back by any outside force from the course he .has chosen. He continued to perform his priestly duties, comforting the sick, burying the dead, and baptizing tlie new born. Meanwhile friends said the dean now believes he Is only one step away "from a perfect existence on the spiritual plane of life" and that he will reach that plane when lie gives up tlie wine and wafers ot holy communion. Rosa Infant Dies The Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Eldred Long died at G:30 o'clock yesterday morning, a few hours after birth, at the family home in the Rosa community, j Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at Sandy Ridge cemetery where Interment was made. He Is survived by his parents and one sister. Tlie Cobb Funeral Home was In charge of funeral arrangements. New York Cotton NEW YORK, Jan. 20. (UP)—Cotton closed steady, open Mai 1 . May Jul. . Oct. Dec. Jan. 853 859 864 873 875 high 855 862 808 818 879 low 850 857 862 871 S74 close 852 858 864: 813 877 871b It pretty Edna Cantor looks thoughtful, you can safely bet that she's thinking about Ihe attentive young man who bends over her—for the third (laughter of Comedian Eddie Canlor will marry that young man in May. He is Jimmy McHugh, Jr., son ot the Irish song writer, nnd he works in a Los Angeles bank. Edna is the second of Cantor's five daughters to head sltarward, - Spots closed steady at 862, np 3 New Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 20. (UP) — Cotton futures closed steady todaj with advances of two to four points. open high low close Kfar 884 666 May 811 874 Jul 816 878 Oct 885 886 Dec 837 889 864 S70 876 885 887 Uii.inimoiisiy Volos To Re- purl Favorably To Juiiu'iuvv Commit lop WASHINGTON, .Ian. liO. (Ui'i... A st'imlfl Jiidldury suli-fommltleo Unlay voted unaiiliiionslj 1 to ivport favorably Ilir nominal [on of .Solicitor Oeneral Stanley Heed lo be j associate- jmlt<-<> of llie .supremo court. The vote, utter n two mlmile n. cciitlve Bosslmi, will be reported 10 • DID full committee on Mondm', I Quick approval by tlie full commit-' lee was milldpaled, Exonerate Peter Anders As Mattson Case Suspect TAl.'OMA, Wash., Jan. 20 (UP) Dr. Wllllinn W. Mull.son, whose (en yciii 1 «[it WHI diaries wns kld- mipi'ii nnd «| ( i||i ,.,(>!•,. iiin n (t year aiio, said today his olhor two children Imd seen and rxoiicniU'd I'i'liT Aiidcr;; tin liich brother's ubilui'lor. Oaimt antl cadaverous, with the skin drawn lightly across his looks toduv after pies and chin, this Is Demi Israel II. Noe Vis ill .„„ „,„., year's continuous fast—which he plans in keep np fo7"iwo"yeais"m( A year ago Ihe dean of St. Mary's Episcopal Cathedral at Memphis ''" "" " fiill-fBccrt, ruddy Individual. Now his eyes stare from as If seeing beyond liie mult-rial world It Is this vision of life free from eurthlly needs, friends say, that Induced Ueim Noe to go on a diet of oranges alone n year ago, ,\nd on Jan a IDM lo give up all food except a tiny communion wafer and wine thrice weekly. a Civil Liberties Officials Complain Against Cfeh- . soi'ship.of Newsreel; „> CHICAGO, Jan. 20. (UP)—Officials of the Chicago civil liberties today they would federal courts, if committee said appeal "(o the , necessary" In an effort to get th city's board of censors to lift its ban on the March of Time newsreel, "Inside Nazi Germany—1938." "The. censorship of a newsrccl has no more justification than the censorship of a newspaper," the committee said In n formal protest filed with Police Commissioner James p. All in an. "We believe it Is imnilcable to the welfare and test interests cf its citizens for Chicago lo he known as a city lhat suppresses the freedom of Ihe news whether as a newspaper or ns a newsrccl." Tlie protest, signed by Charles T, Schwartz, committee vice president, urged the censor board lo reconsider ILs decision. Time, Inc. has announced appeal the decision. The board of censors said it believed (lie picture unfair and lliat police bomb squad officials reared "showing of such a picture might have an ill effect." Tlie newsrccl purports lo show labor camp scenes nnd activities of Ihe German-American bund in the United slates. • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS PENITENTIARY, MENAFin, III., Jllll 20. (Ul'j—Mrs. Marie roller. 31- year-old mother of four i-hlldroii was notified by prison ntitliorHlM today that she will die in (.he electric chair shortly after midnight for the Insurance murder of her brother. She accepted the news stoically. "I don't think I'm any worse than other women Iho governor," was ment. Warden Joseph Montgomery, a physician and other olflcials entered llie \yomnnVi cell shortly oe~ fore noon and talked to the heavy featured, 250-pound matron for about 20 minutes. Montgomery said she told him slip did not believe she would break down when the moment arrives for her to become llie first woman to be II- electrocuted in the history of Illinois. spots closed steady at 876, lip 3. Chicago Wheat May July open 35 1-1 90 high 963-8 91 low 951-1 90 close 953-4 901-4 Chicago Corn May July open 601-4 61 603-4 613-s low GO 1-4 61 close GO 5-8 C13-8 Alleged Negro Slayer To Be Given Hearing CARUTHERSVILl,E, Mo., Jan. 20 —Preliminary hearim; for a negro, Will Smith, wanted in this county since February, 1930. for killing another negro, has been set for Jan. 28. Smith was apprehended by Osceola, Ark., officers and turned over lo officers in this county. Stock Prices NEW YORK. Jan. 20 (UP) — The slock market gained today for the first time In four sessions. Trading was dull. Bonds moved Irregularly. Copper metal declined to feature commodity markets. Grain and collon advanced small amounts. A T .t T ................ 145 1-4 Anaconda Copper ........ 35 5-8 Associated D. O ........... s Belli Steel ............... 63 7-8 BocUi* Air ................ 34 Chrysler ................ Gl 1-4 Cities serv ............... t 7-8 Cocs Coi.i ................ 123 3-4 General Electric .......... 43 5-8 General Motors ........... 371-2 International Harvester ... 66 1-2 Montgomery Ward ........ 35 3-4 N Y Central ............. 18 1-2 Packard ................. 5 i-8 Phillips Petroleum ....... 39 3-4 Radio .................... 63-4 Sclieuley Dist ............ 24 1-8 Simmons ................ 22 1-2 Socouy Vac .............. 153-4 "St.imlard Oil N J ........ •191-2 Texas Corp ............... 42 3-4 U S Smelt ................ 67 I -2 rj s Steel 5-8 IB ELECTROCUTE Irs. Porter Will Be First Illinois Woman To Receive Penalty any llie siili-cnininlKev. homleil hv ' " M, M. Ijjgiin (Hem., icy.) ricled after n brief <i]>en liem-hiK " l which Itoed anil AUorney Ctenerul Hoinei 1 S. Ciimmings apjiearod. Deed did not testify nnd no qiio.stlnnx were asked lilm, Heed mid Ciiinmlngs arrived at Ilin commltlee room before senators were present. H Qcorxc McCllll (l)em,, Kniw.) ac- compiinled them, however, and I-ofiin HiTlved iiimiedlntcly. Repel, smllhur and uiicniinc'rnril, sat at the fool of the committee lublo nnd Cimmilngs sat liralde l«\- gnn. Only half ;l diweil specltitors were present. Cmnmlngs presented to the com- Si. ST. I'ADI., Minn,. .Ian. :!0. (UP) --Federal ueeiils broke their slli-nci! iTKimlliig the Clmrleii s. Ilc-SH kld- inip-niimlvr «isi' loili.y |,» hint of Paul bureau of HIP federal biire'au «t Investigation told nowsiiwii 1 "you may as well w o home 'and eiueh up on your sleep. Tbcru will be no iiiovi'iiiciif or activity until Ihls afternoon." He refused to sny whnt was ex- peeled this afternoon. Despite Oiilniiix. 1 '.'! nssiiniiitc It was undcrsiood on (jiicd authority that fpdi'rul agents .still WITH mil on n dull, Hiipurcntly supplied by 1'eler Anders, .swarthy lumberjack, who hns confessed lie killed itoss and his kidnap accomplice, AUvouil tnlUoo data reciting Heed's back- otst ^ « ftci ' collectini. $so,000 ran- gromiil as n lawyer In Kentucky i som fl ' om Ross ' tunilly. and 1029. government oluclal since Throat Illness Fatal To John Robcrl Coates John Koborts Coates, 52, of the. Number Nine community, died nt I 11:30 o'clock lust ntBht at the Bly- thevlllc hosiillal, He hud been ill for some time from tuberculosis of the throat and wns removed to (he hospital about n week ago. Funeral services were held this afternoon nl Gobi) chapel with the Rev. Alfred Carpenter, pastor of the First Ilnptlst church, ofllclatlni, 1 . Interment was made nt Mnulo Drove cemetery. He Is survived by four BOHS, llu- len, Don, any and Prank, nil of Ine Number Nine community. EXPECT1E1I1EL ID FILL fid Rc-Occupalion of Cily By Nalioiialisls Is i'ixpcctcd Soon Car "Sticker" Cases Are Set For Saturday The cases of three motorists, who have not lakon Ihelr Lliraugh the safety lane after having been anprghcnilcil In a drive started t Monday, will be heard In mmilcl- j pal court Saturday. TIENDAYE, Franco-Spanish Fron- tlcr, Jan. 20. (UP)-Nallonallsls rc- iiorls from Salamanca snld today that tho re-occupation of Terms) would be nccomplishcd In short or- der'because of the "brilliant cesses for our troops." The government :dcclarcd thai tierce lighting was in progress Immediately north 6t Ttaiel but lhat Ihe loynlists were holding Ihelr own sue and that "the enemy lost large pardoned by cases a"ainst 22 others were dls- hcr only com -i missed today when their cars passed llie safely lest. The drive will be continued for some time, Eddie u. David, state policeman, announced today. Voting; Machines Are Held Unconstitutional forces. 1 Nationalist dispatches from nur- HOs said the Insurgents had captured Iji l>eilrr/.n and Rl Mule ton, a few miles outside Tcruel's northern onlsklrU!. The reports said Hint the nationalists' operations In the last three days had resulted in an advance of five miles on a nine mile front. From ISarugozn, nationalist field headquarters, United Press SlafI j Correspondent John tie Cladl rc- j porlcd that llic loyalists were rushing heavy re-enforcements lo Terncl from other soctors Rose Street House Destroyed By Fire A two room house, owned and occupied by Troy Bell Garner, In MONTGOMERY. Ala., Jan. 20. (UP)—The Alabama supreme court loclay held unconstitutional ,111 net of the legislature permuting llie use of voting machines in Alabama. Spurned Student Dead in Mvsterv Ihe 600 block of East Rose street, was destroyed by ftrc this morning which broke out at 6:20 o'clock. The (lames started from fectlve fine. Worker at Saw Escapes I Injury Through 37 Years Picked to Christen Cruiser Phoenix BREMEATON. Wnsh. (UP)—Rear Admiral E, 13. Fenncr, 13th navnl a de-' district commandant, paid honor (o | George Sciferl, GO, mUlmnn in p»- gct Sound navy yard's bout and joiner shop. " r wlsl1 '° congratulate you uixm nic good record you have established." snid Admiral Fcnner. "Your record for the 37 years you have been here Is wholly without adverse i comment or criticism." [ Selfcrl completed his life ot bbor | at the saw with all his fingers intact on both hands. Food Capsule Believed Key To Superman SAN FRANCISCO (UP)—Food pills that may make possible the development of a race of "super men" were described here by Mil- Ion Silverman. director of the Science exhibit of Ihe 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition. | "Preliminary experiments have started, and while It is too soon to make accurate predictions," he .said, "it has led us to believe that the development of n laboratory man' is entirely wllliln the realm of possibility." Experiments have already been launched here with animals who are being fed chemically In capsule form. The honor of chrislening Ihe new cruiser U. S. S. Phoenix, which is to be launched at Camden, N. J, February 1, falls to blonde Dorothea Kays Moonan, above, of Arlington Heights, Mass. Mrs. Moonan is the daughter ol Commander Harlow T. Kays, U. 5. Navy, Silverman pointed out: "Expcr-j Details _ of the unsuccessful in,i(c rrt fo>- M-IIll nnlrtlAlc el-,n,t, Pnilftshm nnnrll iMfvl hv KYf»(l I: courtship conducted by Fred Acer of Medina, N. Y., Columbia University student found mysteriously dead at Dobbs Ferry, N. V., were to be revealed by coed Rose McKenna, above, ivlio spurned him because she loved his rival. Acer's body is believed lo have lain in the frozen field several days before it was . found, Imenls so far with animals show that those fed chemically-constructed foods In tablet and capsule form are healthier and happier than those Jed normally. The time Is not far distant, he said, Vhcn It will be possible to manufacture in tablet nnd capsule form most of the foods for human existence. necessary Mciilioneci As Possible Successor To Late Jus- lice Duller Circuit Judge a, K, Keck of'this city declined to comment 'today on reports (hat, ho was bcipe prominently mentioned In LHtla Rock as a likely successor to Jus- lice Turner Duller of the stat,a .iiprcme court, who died yesler- .lay utter having been in a crlllca! condition for several days. \Vhllu Judge, Keck refrained 'roin commcnlliiff at thts time, Memls hero expressed the belief that Ihe senior Judge of the wc- oml judicial circuit will accept the nteilm appointment to fill the'Va- caticy. . .,; They pointed out that tho Bly- thevllle Jurist lias one of the best records of any circuit Judge. lii ;hc. stale on llie basis of the cori- Islency with which his Judgments luive, been upheld by the staw'a highest tribunal. Judge Keck Is highly regarded by lawyers throughout tho second Jiuliclnl dlslrlct, tho. largest oU> cult la llio state, -which Includes Mlssbsslppl, crnghead, Polnsett, Crittendcn, Cross, Cla'y nnd are«ne counties. . Ulyihcylllo has never been represented on tho e^ate supiems colirt bench. Elfht Are M«n<lonert ' LITTLE ROCK, Jan. 20. (UP)r- Eight men of state prominence today -were—mentioned as feasible appointees to tlie vacancy, cre'- alud in tho stale supremo cb|irc by llie death yesterday of Justice Turner Butler. Oovernor Curl H. Bailey was mentioned as n possibility but close friends said that the chieC executive probably wpuld not re- UiHiulsh Ills present post. Among the candidates belns mentioned for the post are- Judga Ci. E. Keck of ulytheville and S. M. Hone of Balesvlllc. Funeral services were held for Justice Butler this" morning Jn Ut- llo Rock. Burial was in Himliurg (his'afternoon. 'ife* v *i Graduation" Exercises. For Eight Held Monday Graduation exercises were held Monday for the eight members pi the senior class of tho city high school who completed their high .school work at mid-term. Members of the class are: Lloyd V. Wise, Henry Wilson, Blan s. Heath, Le- lioy Brown, Jolly Sparks, James Burlon. Hlldrcd Bunoli and Calvin Moody. Miss Ttosa f,T. Hardy, principal, Introduced the boys before W.- D. McClurkin, superintendent, made.- a brief talk. Miss Bonnie Jearrha Buchanan played the piano for the processional and accompanied Mrs. Fanner England who sang "Slyvla."' Texas 'Winner' of Pikes Peak On State Bet AUSTIN, Tex. lUPJ-When QoV. Jnmes V. Alireil of Texas "bet" CIov. Teller Ammons of Colorado the Big Bend Park on the Rio Grande against Pikes Peak that Rice Institute would, beat Colorado In the Cotton Bowl football game, he piled up a lot of work for his secretaries. Letters have poured Into his office seeking the job of movmg. Uie peak since Rice Owls won the game. Twenty-six residents of Alpin, Te.v., signed a petition asking that the peak be placed In the Chisos Mountains where it .would find proper "playmates" In the peaks of that area. Others suggested that the jot) surely would relieve unemploy. ment. One wrote seriously, outlining:.; a somewhat complicated plan 'for transferring the mountain from Colorado to Texas. '..':. Oov. Ammons pointed out that) he did not include delivery In the transfer. "Whatever you want 'it, Just come and get it," he told the Texas governor ns the game closed. A less difficult way to unite the two stales was proposed several years ago. A tunnel to divert trie Colorado river so it would flow Into the Rio Grande and empty into the Gulf of Mexico was suggested. Fine Is Suspended Will Lee Henderson TOS fined $10 on a charge of petit larcsny in municipal court today but his fine v;as suspended after he entered n plea of guilty. WEATHER Arkansas—Cloudy, with rain tonight and Friday. Warmer In extreme northeast portion tonight, cooler in northwest portion Friday. Memphis —• cloudy tonight and Friday; warmer tonight with low temperature £9 to 54. colder Friday night.

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