The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 19, 1937 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XXXIII—NO. 20L Blylhcville Courier lilylheville Dally Blythevllte Herald Mississippi Valley Under THE DOMINANT NmVSPAPER^OP NORTHEAST AUKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI '"'YTni-iVII,US,. ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 10H7 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS' ST. FRANCIS RIVER LEVEES CRUMBLE Blytheville's. First Taxi flT 1ST FDR TO HEY Dispute Holds Up Appropriations Bill; Stamp' , Allowance Cut. LITFLE ROCK. Jan. 18 (UP)— I Tlie [feneral appropriations bill I bogged down In the senate' today [ lover the second.Item, which rnts- | cd the salary of the governor's jsecretary $COO' per year. ! A lengthy discussion was set ™ ,, " >: '- • , I off during: which the soap deal Tlie gallant' swains •• of Blytheville paid $r.50 per' hour to take the was brought to the fore but young ladles of their choice for spins in this car back in 1914 en(letl with dissolution of the com- E. R. "Rabbit" Jackson is at the wheel .with Collins Simmons lie- " litt " , of the who!c wlln "° ™- Kirip him T»i flm'Knnl- ..„.,* m-.. "Oil taXeil. Senator Alfred Featherston of Flies Coa$t to Coast In . •- • •- *•= .' EightHours NEWARK, N. J., Jan. 19 (UP)— Howard Hughes, wealthy young sportsman and pilot, established ii new trans-contlnenUU iilrpln.hc record loday when he set his airplane clown nt Nowiu'k airport less than eight hours after Ink- Ing oil from Los Angeles. hle Dr"'! 's late Di. L. s. ° W " Cr ' »"" " le " ' ' le "Are mtherslon of Tiie boy behind the car is an employe of Mnrlroosborb had Introduced an Jackson's, Red Evans. 'Puddle--Jumper" Did Valiant Service In Livery Stable Era Twcnty-lhrce years ago Blytheville emerged from the horse and bugs,' era and became a town with a laxi. ' The vehicle was a 1913 Ford, and its proud owner was Tom W.. Jackson, operator of ' more certain means of transpor- Mr. Jackson said that whenever there was a . passenger to be taken out of town he never knew when to expect the driver and taxi to return. On one cccas- the cilys leading livery stable „_ lu lcll UI1 „„,. Many of .the older residents ion, he recalls, a. man hired the here may still recall some of the taxi for a trip to Dyersburg, Tenu "puddle-jumper" of the redoubtable old the brass radiator, in which its owner says passengers embarked at their own J'isk, -many of them paying for their patronage with, weary hours on the- roadside or'. in a nuid- Jiole. ,- , The car was second/hand.. Burclv ...Wilhite, sold, it to-' : ,Mr. '''Jackson --.. _£9.r 't685/;' The" Idea- 'of:"operating' a-'taxi or "jitney" was*pretty'rh'uch' of a venture to the new owner . since there were no good roads, no paved streets, no mechanics or service stations, in fact none of the things which make motoring comparatively easy now. Tiie old Ford was put into service as a taxi in 1914. At that time Mr. Jackson operated his livery stable at the corner of Railroad and Walnut streets, .where..the Tom Little Chevrolet company is now located. He kept horses and buggies for hire and miartcred the newly acquired Ford in the livery stable. Gasoline Tav Free Here he installed the first filling station, consisting of an old hand pump and a length of ordinary garden hose. A small sign in front of the building modestly conveyed thc information, "Gasoline Sold Here." A few of tiie residents of the city owned automobiles and ' came to Jackson's place for gasoline. Tlie retail price was ten cents a gallon, there being no lax on motor fuel at that lime. H cost the dealer about cents a gallon and was bought. and this journey required five- days, due lo a series of mishaps along the way. The old car's eventful career as a public .vehicle lasted than a year. .The trials of trav . . v- el over Mississippi county's road system soon wore ' car ,out , .was disposed of in favor ; City Attorney,, Chedacl Abraham's Counsel Await Action at Little Rock. By agreement the case of Chedad Abraham. Ash street merchant who bos a beer gardeiv in his building on Railroatl street and is cliarged with selling beer there court this afternoon. F. ' C. ' Douglas, altorney foi amendment lo cut the appropriation from S4.200 to last year's figure of $3,600. Administration sources argued that the increase In duties of the secretary merited Ihe . raise. Opponents held lhat it was another in a long line of year-to- year salary boosts. . Onlj- $7.50 for Postage The l-,oiise of representatives this morning, after voting each member S7.50 worth of stamps for the entire session, this afternoon tcok up the departmental and instrumental appropriations bills. The resolution granting each representative $7.50 worth of stamps was introduced by Re)). James Campbell of Garland county. Rep. John K. Butt, Carroll county, failed In his effort to amend Ihe resolution and allow each member $30 worth ol stamps, as has been customary. Appropriations bills considered included one for the state penitentiary for :$273.942.50 for 1938 and $258,942.50' for ,1939; the Mc- Hae sanitarium,'.-$19,854;'." capitoj malntenartc'e' "fund,': $45,210, ' and the Crippled Children's Home, $15,.200. Vatican Alarmed by P tiff's Relapse; Intense. Tlie " house : .of" "representatives committee, named to investigate gambling conditions ' in Garland nnd Montgomery counties announced tills morning all: future sessions of the group would be secret and all newsmen would be barred.- > , The announcement was made In the form of a press .release and was. signed by : all five members Unicameral i'laii Favored ' -The Campbell resolution proposing a constitutional .amendment to abolish the present. legislature in favor of a unlcrimeral law making body of 50 members was recommended "do pass" by tlie house Clay Ion and Cavuthei's Expected lo Turn Back lo Federal Court. Altorneys for Jim X. Carulhers and Bubbles Clayton, local ' r no- 'groes. awaiting execution 'oil charges of rape, were expected to revive habeas corpus . proceedings In federal district coiirt laf- ler refusal of the Arkansas 'supreme court yesterday to''grant application of tlie negroes, -for permission to file a petition :for a writ of error coram nobls'iti circuit court here. •; ,' •Had permission been granted i file the petition in., circuit court the legal" battle to, save the negroes from execution w'ofii[l have returned here, where the ne- groes were convicted In the spring of 1S35 of an attack on a young while woman, perpetrated when the negroes came upon the young woman and 1 a companion lii H parked car on a- lonely; road-' '* Federal Judge Marttneau 'held several weeks ago after counsel for the negroes had turned '(,0 his court to prevent execution' of the negroes thai they must fin exhaust ever; "reniedj In the state courts befbie seeking-/ aid from tlie. federal court He indicated that he would again entertain lh c negroes plea if thej could not obtain recourse, by u petition for a writ of error coram' hobis In the state courts. Execution of the negroes has been delayed . for many months since judgment of death in the electric chair 'was-passed in circuit court here early 'in 1935. The negroes perfected ah appeal -to the state supreme court but the high court affirmed the death sentences. Then counsel for the ne- groes indicated that ah appeal be taken to the United without a city permit, was con- ommentl ed "do pass" by the house tinued until tomorrow when Abra- comm '"ee on constitutional amend- hain was arraigned in municipal ments Ia5 t night at a meeting nnllrf IVlir- nfl.*.... ---- : , IM'psirlnfl nwfr h\r fllnirmnn Wnrt . presided over by. Chairman Kenneth C. CofMt. States supreme — _. „ ul *i nblltloncd - but this states attorne, „,....,„ ot , 5B , sv . cd failure (o perfect an appea to. the em o. uoirat. „„..,., „_,. .T ., """~ °"i"«"!- vrursurs nau siruck yesterday n The committee also returned a S'daT„.«* th »"'.J^ W*™. I"?: "*W '. * tinuance after Kelson announced that H. O. Partlow, deputy prosecuting attorney. . was on his way ...... CU..U. « gauon ana was Dougnt, !L. LUf " e R ° ck , l .° pre f ut a ?.«"by him in 55 gallon drums. '™ f °. r le ™f"°» of Abraham's Although Mr. Jackson offered •' lra ' e llconsc ? . the commissioner isoline for sal. HP mart,, nn ?/ Avenues It is understood that Partlow will also ask the 'state , , as a a Abraham, and Roy Nelson, city , The committee also returned a U6n d(ltc ^^ Then attorney, agreed upon the con- "vorablo recommendation on the cas corpus proceeding i timmnce after Nelson ,,,nn,,«,..H 'louse joint resolution by Coffelt „„„,-• - .„ ' i... .7?. . f s . for sale he made attempt to maintain a without thc mechanic. there .were no mechi nl that time. 'He n •occasionally lie was ,._ „ have a mechanic come here from Memphis to solve the mysteries occasioned by a breakdown of some part of the motor. Tills practice was expensive, however, and minor repairs were usually managed aid of a regular As long as it lasted,'the taxi did a land 'office business, oh Saturdays it made regular trips .'between Blytheville, Annorel and Barfield, sometimes conveying as many as 200 passengers in a single day. Due lo tlie condition of the roads the round trip required about three hours, but res- •idenls of those communities welcomed the conveyance which offered them about the best form of transportation to nnd from town. The taxi owner charged a minimum of $2.50 for each trip to Annorel, whether there was one passenger or five, but this fare did not always provide a margin of profit as It was not uncommon for the old car to crash Into n stump in lhc road or break a wheel or some other part In the deep ruts. Succumbs To Baa Roads Often, on Sunday afternoons, the laxi was called,.Inlo service ty Ihe town's Beau Brummets who paid al the rale of $1.50 per hour for the flrsl hour and SI for each additional hour for the privilege of laking their fair admirers for a - pleasure spin. Horses and buggies;,were considered too commonplace by many of those young men who wished lo create a favorable Impression sae colnmi ^i°ner to revoke licenses of ers in November. 1938. a- constitu- ' here nm ^°ner thu olhe ' r Rallroa[1 ?o house joint .resolution by Coffelt to abolish payment of 'poll laxes as a prerequisite for voting and permit voting by registration. Campbell introduced hLs resolution last Tuesday, proposing that the legislature by majority vote in each house submit to the Meanwhile, city officers, who arrested Abraham yesterday, 'were instructed to refrain from further action against Abraham at least until tomorrow. Abraham admits the sale of'beer but claims the city lias not acted properly to revoke his permit. Arrest of another Railroad street beer garden, operator who Is' 1 said to be continuing the sale of beer after being, refused a. city permit was'expected this'afternoon Recent happenings • along the Railroad street sector, between' e censes of . . - beer garden - lio » al "mendment abolishing the '- *™ l <*™ >™ e " 35 member senate and .setting up a one-chamber body composed of 50 delegates. The delegates would be elected from 50 districts, determined ' on a basis of population. All selections would be made at general elections, without nomination by parly-primary. First election would carry a. two-year term, but delegates re-elected would have four-year terms:; The lieutenant- governor would' be the presiding officer. It ratified in Ihe 1938 election, itttiiEuuu bucuL sector, between launcu m uiu ivjti election, Main and Ash streets, centered i" le r ' r5 ' silting would be in Jan- public attention on the places i lmry ' 1941 ' there and resulted In action by Would Regulate Tourist Camps the council ordering city law en-| State regulation of toiirist camps forcement officers to work In con-1 is provided . in a bill Introduced junction With", the dennt.v •**-«,.. hv Sunalnr rrnlom-iM «r T— _»- junction with- the deputy prosecuting attorney in a movement to close the places. New'York'Cotton NEW YORK, Jan. 19 (up) '_ Colton closed steady. open high low close 1245 1247 1240 1244 1232 1234 1225 1229 1224 1228 1218 1219 1181 1190 1181 nsi 1186 1188 1181 1181 1183b 1184 1184 1173 Then he in m court were instituted by cq:insc for the neqnf.s. i'am 'on- Is VATICAN CITY, Jan. 19. (UI>) . iTtie pope has suffered a serious relapse, authoritative sources snid today. A high authority said Ihc ucu- •itlo pains II both legs were "sim- pty Atrocious" and that the pope's jcneral condition had become decidedly worse-so that there was renewed alarm among church officials. - Hcimblc sources said Dr. Aminta Milanl had been obliged to sus- j;p|u| ointment massage.?, hot low- e|!j and packs around 'the legs because of the intense pain. Ail authoritative Vatican source said a progressive worsening of the pope's condition, which began Saturday afternoon, took a more alarming turn shortly uftcr noon today. "Pope Plus Is now having a serious relapse," this source said "The varicose veins In both legs] whjch everyone hoped would soon improve, have, worsened lo .such n degree tha.t Ihe .swelling Is very " l -." •;.''" The Inforriiant said Dr. Milan! suspended ointment massages and hot towel packs because "the legs are so painful 11 Is Impossible to stand even the weight of Ihe bed sheeus." Touted for Czar of Liquor Trade Levees Will Hold at Lake SaysjVteyer LITTLE HOCK, Jan, 10 (111') —Stale Wl'A Administrator Floyd Sharp at noon todny was rcporti'il by his office lo be fii- routo (o Newport, Italnvlllc and lllylhcvllto lo look into lloo' mi: muvius navo ••"»>.«, oiumy^ luwnru nn 111- ind llur liquor In- <Ilcntci) cresl of about '249 feet, 10 „„! i,., „,.(,!— feet above flood singe, can be held ii.MUI.. l\._ i Baseball and Die movies have Ihc-li dusti-y will not be outdone. Above—and that glass contains water—is W, Forties Morgan, treasurer of the Dcinocrnllc National Committee, who, II lYLiuunui ^uinniiuec, wno, it is ll11 - Buugc reaumg at t reported, will hceomc supervisor °' "10 lake was 240.0 (his of Ihc liquor trade as head, ol Stnp Clothes r-From Four at Dooi of Texas Garment Plant DAIJjAS lex Jan 19 (UP)— Strikers from two garment plants today seized four women attempt ing, to. go to work in one'of thc factories spanked theni and stripped their .clothing from them. Tlie women were not seriously Injured but "their clothing wa-, torn to shreds and they were left shivering In tlie chill morning air. The disturbance occurred at the front of the Co. Demanding ufuHh, - - airng .o. D maning un mg further was done until the ion recognition, a 40-hour week ' C * the International Ladles Garment Workers had struck yesterday nt March May July Oct Dec Jan by Senator Coleman of Lcpanto, who seeks lo impose on tourist camps a privilege tax of $1 annually per room for each room offered for rent and an add!- 1 tional license fee of $5 for camps' of 10 rooms or less, $10 up to 20 rooms and 515 for more lhan 20 rooms. Both the tax and fee would be paid into a special health inspection fund, and tlie state board of health would have supervision over health nnd sanitary conditions of all camps Two Inspectors! eacli to receive $2,100 annually, would be i, . _ , 'lOSin(/ OCOCA" A T and T 184 American Waterworks .. 27 5-8 Anaconda Copper 53 1-4 Bethlehem Steel 753-4 Chrysler 120 3-4 Cities Service 47-8 Coca Cola General American Tank General Motors General Motors 60 International Harvester 108 McKesson-Robblns Montgomery Ward 57 New York Central 43 1-4 Packard n i-jj Phillips Petroleum 51 Radio Corp 12 1 7 8 St. Louis-San ' Francisco 3 3-4 Simmons Bed so Standard of -N J 05 Studebaker 15 1-4 Texas Corp 52 1-8 U S Smelting ... fit! V S Steel Warner Bros Zonite the Jeanne Dress Manufaclurliig Co. • • • The four women, Ethel Casey, 32, Eunice Arnold, 18, Naomi Standifer, 20, and Virginia Ray, 19, were jerked from a taxicab that stopped at the factory door. More than a score of angry women pickets then administered a sound spanking to the asserted strike breakers and started ripping their clothing from them. A dozen policemen sought to protect the women. They were oi|t numbered. Policeman; J. O. Holliway was treated at emergency hospital for a wound on his wrist where one of the angry; women pickets bit him. R-. B. Norvil, a parking' station operator, was beaten when he came to the rescue of Ihe women. Livestock 85-3 oan 11830 1184 1184 1173 "•'" : •"• wv """umiy, would be Spots clawd steady at 1304 nff a PP° lntt:d . b ? th e governor to en- four.' • f orcc the act. Chicago Wheat open 'high ., low.. .,close . May 132 132 1-2 130 5-8 m 5 8 irrrfon or - . - 5-8 m 5 8 irr although they were sometimes n July 1143-4 115 1-2 135-8 13 58 ?^ulred Registers of the names and addresses of all persons slaying at lourist camps during the year with: their addresos, dale of registering, slat« and city license numbers of their automobiles and! o pcn EAST ST. LOUIS, III.. Jan. 19 (UP)—Hogs: Receipt*, 15,000. Top. 10.30. 170-230 Ibs., 10.25. Light weights, 7.55-10.25. Bulk sows, 9.25-9.50. Cattle, 4,000. calves, 2,000 2.500. Nominal range, 6.00-12.75. Mixed heifers and yearlings, 8.00-down. Slaughter heifers, 5.50-11.00. Beef cows, 4.50-5.50. Cutters and' low cutters 3.5Q. 4.25. Chicago Corn, ]QW cloM Los( Fishermen Face Prosecution Ii Alive 3ANDUSKY. O. (UP) — Three fishermen, whose overturned boat and loaded nets were found In Bandusky Bay, will be" .liable to prosecution If they were not drowned. - Conservation officials announced If the three had escaped death they would be charged with: fishing with nets out of season, fishing in "restricted area," and "pulllrtg nets" at night. ' . -. Drinking Bostonians Want 2-Ounce Glasses BOSTON (UP)—Bostonians want a full two-ounce drink when they Step up to a bar.' Because of complaints that ..,,. or'l 3-4 ounce "Jiggers" were melcc out though full price of a two- ounce driiTk was paid, Rep. T. J. Murphy has filed a bill In the leg- islatlire to require all glasses In which, liquor Is served to be —-... u .,,.,^ ul ,« ui*,,,i IU^L*. iuw . UILK*: wmcn, liquor • is served to bi cars, would bo j May 1121-4 112 1-4 110 3-8:110 3-8 .marked on lhc outside as to their I Jill 1071-4 107 1-2 105 5-8 105 G-J capacity. wi ».,*.- iii ( uui iiuuv: US Il^liu Ol "5. " II.TI: Ul ,f 01 a lOOt 111 24 the Distilled SplritsJnsUtule, . hours. Julian Belts, hi charge - of Inc.- .'."?' . flood control efforts at Ih 0 lake for the U. S. engineers, said thcie were indications the rise was slow- Ing up slightly. He said that : ho expected thc :iako to reach 248 some tlnu; Thursday- and to continue to rise for some time af- '.er.tlmt. . ,. Forecasts of rain threaten (to complicate Ihe situation, but ins It stands now the crest will not exceed 240, u level at which the levees can be held, .f,{ r ' Mover Bald, ....';' v ' 'Patrolmen are walking the 'levees now, walohlhg for weak spots nnd Mr. Meyer in Id that he ex' ' "I'm Glacl the Boy Was Killed" He Shouts : at Officers., ' r PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 19 <m>) —A man who was arresled here oday became enraged when questioned about Ills possible knowledge of Ihc Charles WatUson 'kid- mplng and shouted lo officers that I am glad the boy was killed 'Hie suspect, who had u liews- [npci clipping of the crime in Ills pocket when arresUd go\e Ills name as Ocoigc Wilson Police said i he ^resembled descrlt) tlons- of the kidnaper T~ ^ Police said the man trembled with rage when Ihe MalUon case ".as mentioned and blurted out 1 I d like to see eveiy memlior of the Malison family ikl|led ' I Rouldn t hesltale to do it mjself, Im glad the Matlson boy uas kidnaped and glad he was killed I d like lo kill all famllle^, UXp thnt Diej haven I done anj thing to me but stane me to death The man w'us wearing a checkered cap, tattered overalls, a dirty whlto shirt, dark - still coat and torn overcoat: He, admitted 'that he: had !bcen In Tacoma but'said that he left thai town six \yeeks ago;' He said (hat his home' was In Rockford, III., and tliat lie had been treated at a Louisville, ky., sanltrirlum. Police said lie would be held for agents. Truck Victim's Widow llnee Flood Fighters Nar- ,' • rawly Escape With Lives • <Nea v Keniiett. ',/ KENNETT, Mo, Jan. 19. (Up) —Rccoid breaking flood watcis pn ' (ho St Frnncls river poured Him conditions In dial si'cllou of thi state. He liiM authority (o spend ?1M,(KH) In federal fumls for I'l'itcf In areas iilon* llu- While, t'n,,b U ,,Q gj_ (.'panels rivers '• .. , ~. - «*— vvi •••*» 10 levee bicaks In southeast Mh- Conlldcnco that Big Lake flood S , OUrt "'"' nolll ' eQst Alk « to- raters, slowly rlshkT lowdrd nn In-' ?.\ i ' " -' * t«wi»u nn in Not „„>„ n(xm d|d Uilltcd states lh! » »'« army cnglneeii, working on a wai time basis, lemovo all slmnded no was exprc.sscd , icmovc all lll| s niohilng by John W. Meyci CITOI " , n ' l<i "sccitnlu thai "'Kl»eer for, Drainage District n!i ,?? m<1 """ lost The nauu<r rraiilnu ni ti,x r^,' lhe breaks as oil reading nl the foot mo ru- , n rise of .7 of'a foot In 24 "' t0PMt " ' r 50 ;.rn« . " *• v" "uoui on WPA workers on the levee tomorrow [ 0 remove growth so that it will be easier to locate -Eccpagc sand bolls and other dangei spots,' _ outlined to the United Piess by the, United Stales engineers occurred ' as follows: Two big bicnks wesl of Kennett. now 400 to COO feet wide In each Instance. „,_ ' Three big bleaks southwest of Kcnnctl. Two breaks four iulle.s northwest f of Scnalh. Three bicaks on icveei on the' Aikanias side of the liver, two dliectly etisl of Parngonld and an- othei Jijjst above the two. j >', These lattei bieuks wcie "hot considcied serious as a icsei\e Icve wall held the watei. The, seven bieaks on the Mis- souii side also had eased pics- sinc on the Arkanjas side and no turthei bicaks were experled from 31. Francis, Aik, to H,o- "ctte, Ark. ' •" Tlnec men, a WPA supervisor and two anny engineers, barely escaped wllh their lives ea'ily to- niu in/in njiu uuier (iniiPci stwtji j —— •••>*•*" **i \.a mi ij i\i At n conference at Mcmpnis y wllcll i' lle levee on the Ms- - jeiterday commissioner'! of Dls- sou ^ sldo blolte abollt * M mllcs O trlot 17 aiTunged foi federalWkl jlflnwcst. of here and swept them' } In carrying on Ihe fight to hold , lcy ** lcrs the levees Boats, sandbags and ° men ' Dunk!ln County WPA fciiglncers Corps employes weie on Su l >ervlsor Oeorgo 0. Utlle and thcli way to thc lake U>ila\ " tnglnccr* Pan) E Fairlcy and O' ' c Biow, 'i5r ircnipifls, '-wWuV^ -NOTE - W[h<m It Is reported stR '',' ll "f { Dn (llc le *« '"hon it^" + V,rt I "*u x _ _i* i . ' Rllrlrlotilu nniin mr... «»,] ii.__... i thrt'i Nh" ,' " "P"" 0 ' 1 that the stygB at Big Lokei Is 2W8 It means that the water level In thc J lake Is that" 1 hiany feet abo\p ify levU (Memphis datum;)? ^thlch k not neceisar lly tl(e (l c>(adV level of the water |ni the Gji(f of Mexico but ra ""i r fc H (ftofe or less arbitrary .so fron^/•'iflfich elevalions are computed , f. Often In measuring river levels other bases are ,useri ThiLs the stage at Blg~Ijike is sometimes reported from' Memphis .as 280 for example, which is. arrived j at by simply subtracting '220 from the sea level reading. thcm Judge R&cesses Court Until Next Mondaj _ —.„„ »,,.»« m,. nuuni i^; iitiu _mi- ' Jitfigc O. E."Kccji recessed the Federal' Bureau, of Investigation January term of circuit civil court I """"' : '' " ;i - mornliiB until next Monday when trial. The trial cases were ready for was re-set wllh C7 Cfln C «il i practically all trial cases slated $/,DUU Settlement for the nrel three days of next week and Indlcaltons were that An agreed Judgment In the CQUr t might be adjourned for Ihe amount of $7,500 has been en- term about Wednesday of next tered in circuit court here 'in wc ett. favor of Mrs. VIrgle Duncan In Nona growing-out'.of the death ofTer husband, Gladls Duncan, In : a Highway 18 accident several months ago In which a Mid-West truck driver was accused of being a lilt-run driver. Mrs. Duncan sued as admin- istratrix of her husband's estate Recoverin and In her own right. It' !s understood that other claims growing out of the accident have also been settled. ' Mrs. Duncan was represented by H. G. partiow and Harrison, Smith and Taylor and C. M. Buck represented the defendant. Supreme Court Affirms Morgan Divorce Order The state supreme court yesterday affirmed the decree of Chancellor J. F. Qauttiey in chancery court here awarding Mrs. Euln M. Morgan judgment for $500 in addition to property and money in her possession amounting to $2.000, In her divorce and property settlement suit against her husband, O. M. Morgan. The decree of divorce was not challenged by Morgan who only sought to have the court's order directing division of property Interests modified or reduced. 'The high court held that Mrs. Morgan, whose maiden name of Miss Eula Epperson was restored, was entitled to omj third of her husband's property.-" from Accident Injuries , Miss J*f on a Crews, former member of the Blytheville hospital staff of nurses, was resting well al lhc hospital today after suffering a nervous shock and minor Injuries In an accident which occurred early this morning. Details of the accident were not nvailable but ' It is understood that. Miss Crews was Injured in an automobile accident. 'She, suffered a severe blow on the jaw but the boric was not broken, it was stated. driving and his $25 bond w'ai ordered forfeited. A. D. Morrison failed to appear to answer to a. charge of public drunkenness and forfeited a $10 cash bond. EOVO way into » nhen and threw.' cuirenf" Grabs Telephone Wire Little finally grabbed a tel- phonc wire, pulled himself along until he reached quiet wn- ters, iwam to shore and summoned a rescue partj to save Falrley and -Brown. Several others narrowly escaped when Lltlle-and-, his Inspecting group were swept av.ay.^Work^y ers with sandbags In Iheir handv ready lo drop theioJliii wcakeniST places, darted,to eltljef {Jddii ijsit' waters bulged 'the 'levee 'open Another major 'break—occurred about seven, miles southwest of Kennett arid at least two-minor breaks also dcreloped In </tliat nrcit - '/fc-T Several hundred farm families In Ihe path of the water arc being evacuated wllh ; the aid of U. S. engineers, national .guards} men and CCO workers. No ; loss" of human life Is anticipated but many head of livestock may per- , Ish. ' Many horses, mules and cattle already have been: moved- but there are many left. Tlie water from tho break north of Kennett Ls flowing west of tho city, which Is not endangered. , If the Duhklin county levee, pro-, tecting - Senath. .holds, this .Water and that from the breaks below Kennett will now back inl<f the St. Francis before It reaches: the Arkansas line, according lo Bob Hunter of the U. S. Engine' eers office here. River at Record Level Tlie river at 269.62 feet fabova sea level, gulf datum) was the highest In the history of. this section. The levees always had broken at a lower' stage before. Only thc hard work of nearly 3,000 WPA workers, CCC youtlis, guardsmen! and volunteers had kept the stream back- the past two days. Engineers abandoned efforts to stem the tide at thc breaks and concentrated on holding the levee at Sonath. Mo., where thc nest Additional WPA workers, join- ii? those already on duty, were in from New Madrid and. Reckless Driver's $25 ' D J n j i n r • i at Ssnath, Mo-r Bond Ordered forfeited bren ' c was feared Additional WPi . C. Jackson failed to appear in lng Olose alreadj municipal court this morning to ^^hed in from New Madrid and answer to a charge of reckless "U 161 " Missouri towns in Ihts area. drtvlnu and his £>.•. hnnrt **« They were ordered to report'at WEATHER —^ were ordered to report at Senath Immediately, Tlie Red Cross set up relief quarters here to care for refugees. The crest of the river approached at Kennctt but below here— where the levee already has cracked in several places,"the high mark (will not be reached for a day or .two. Capt. T. J. Wilson of thc U. ARKANSAB-Raln, warmer to- Ca P'' T ' J ' Wilson of thc U. nlgh-t Wednesday rain, wanner) 3 Engineers office nt Memphis in eas ' saiti 'he breaks would not affe in east and south portions. " iphls and Vicinity—Rain to- and Wednesday, rising tcm- he maximum temperature here . ue re ^ ivy W. Crawford represented yesterday was K minimum 35, Mrs.. Morgan and Claude F, Coop-: cloudy, according to Samuel P. Nor^ er was counsel for Mr. Morgan, I rls, official weather observer (said the breaks would not affect ' the crests below here because tho water merely flows out over the lowlands end then' back Into tha' river lower down. Wilson- said: "As far as we kim 1 there 'hns been no In ss of life and small loss of livestock," "

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