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Served by the United Press BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THK DOMINANT NEWBPAVKR Of NOUTHKAOT MIKAMdAB AND SOt)'rH*ABT SUB3OUH 1 ! HOME EDITION VOL. XXXI—NO. 189 •le D»Uy N«wt BIythevllle OcuriM pi Valley Le»der Blythevffle Herili Hl,VTilKVll,LK, ARKANSAS. THURSDAY, OCTOUKR 25, 1<M SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS LEGIOf SCORES RUSSIAN RECOGNITION Arkansas Division Reelecls AH Officers at Closing Business Session Breaks Speed Record Mrs. Charles W. Low thorp, of Hope,"was re-elected president the Arkansas Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy in the closing business session of the convention this morning. Prairie Grove was selected lor next year's convention. All other officers, were also reelected. They arc: Mrs. Earl Cunningham, Prairie Grove, fli'st vice' president; Mrs., P. M. Hecrwagen, PiiyetlcvlIIe, second vice-president; Mrs. J. P. Bowen, Little" Rock, third vice-president; Mrs. John Pruniski, North Little Hock, recording secretary; Mrs. George Spraegins, Hope, correspondlnj,' tecretary; Mrs. James B. Clark, Blylhevlllc, treasurer; Mrs. Jesse Martin, Kussellville, historian; Mrs. Frank Gerig, Arkaclelphia. registrar, Mrs. John, .Carter, El Dorado, recorder ot crosses; Mrs. P. J. Rice, Little Rock, custodian of nags; Mrs. W, E. Mnsscy, Hot Springs, parliamentarian. It was voted to matte a book of. the historic spots in Arkansas for the 1936 centennial celebration, with Miss Clara B. Eno, of Van Bur.en, chairman. The Invocation was said by the Rev. Btiiart H. Salmon, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. Mrs. Charles Bright sang a solo with Mrs. P. B. Joyhcr at the piano. Will Observe Birthday I The Randolph Relief Fund, which cares for women of the '60s' who " live in towns and communities where there are no Confederate iipmes, -H'iri _be given .,the money obtained -"ironi observance of the 40th birthday .of the state group on September 10. Mrs. B. A Mourning, of Little Rock, was appointed chairman. The chapter oi the Children o the Confederacy at Hope, Ark.,' von the cup for obtaining the largest number In membership during the past year, it was announced by Mrs. J. P. Bowcii, of Little Rock, third vice-president, who directs this activity. Mrs. Bmven was awarded the R. B. Broyles prize, offered by the general convention, for chartering the most chapters already organized. Miss Martha Robinson presented a cup to the division in memory of her mother, the !atc Mrs. Finley A. Robinson. This cup is to be given for an award chosen by the group. Closing Luncheon Today The Woman's club and local U. D. c. chapter were hostesses at a luncheon today at the clvtb for the closing social event of the convention. Autumn decorations were used and the place cards were miniature turkeys. Souvenirs were cans of Blytlic-Ville beam, gifts of the BV/iheville Canning company. The invocation was given by Miss Clara Eno, of Van Buren, and Mrs. l*y.vthorp presided in the informal program. Members of the committee were: Mines. W. M. Taylor, A. M. Bull, S. P. Martin and J. \V. Adams. Mrs. P. p. Jacobs, of Oridcr and Memphis, second vice president of the American Legion auxiliary, was toast mistress'of the breakfast given by this organization at he Hotel Noble I this morning. Miss Patty Shane gave a reading, written by Mrs. Jacobs which told of her old southern home at Sans Soucl, and Mrs. John \v. Edrtngton of Oscc olsv, president of the district "federation of -Women's clubs, sang accompanied by Miss Catherine Harwell, The bvscsts were welcomed by Mrs. S. S. Sternberg, president of the auxiliary, and Mrs Edgar Bonim and Mrs. Floys White, members of the committee Radiance roses decorated the tables and the place cards were American flags. Dclphians Entertain 5S^0,AV07 'MILES SALT LAKE CfTY_ ta -.OMAHA lUBANY - A transcontinental railroad record of 76 hours which had stood sine 1906 fell today' when the M-1001; crack streamlined Union Pacifi tralni,completed a run from the west coast to New York in 5G hour and 55 minutes. Probable forerunner ol regular 60-hour service froi coast* to "coast, the M-1001 made'all stops and "observed" safety" spec limits to test regular schedule possibilities. Union Pacific olficia pictured here at the nose,-of the'-M-lOOl shortly before the start o the dash are P. W. Charake, Carl R. Gray, president, center, an W. A. Harriman. IUTH FDR FIITHER iarnes Trio Will. Go To Trial Next Week for Murder of C. A'. Martin Mew President t : U. S. Bankers Engineer Collapses Aher 57-Hour Coast lo Coast Railroad Run TBBIEUmt Man Kills Himself After Shooting Deputy While NEW YORK, Oct. 25. (UP)—H. D. Robertson, engineer of the Union Pacific's .ifreanHincd train, collapsed in a faint a. tew minutes after he had brought the speed train into New York after a record breaking run from the Pacific coast. Kobertson, who drove the huge Diesel engines throughout the 5G hours and 55 minutes run from California, had received the congratulations of carl R. Gray, president if the road. News reel cameras faced him anc ic started to tell about his experi- nces, taking the train, at 120 miles in hour on the long stretches of he western zone. Suddenly he grew pale and fel to the station floor. Physician were called and he was put in a vlwel chair. Observers had noticed that Bob Resisting Arrest MEMPHIS, Oct. 25. (UP)—Carver Dickson, 25-year.-oId former football star, of Memphis, suffered critical gunsliot injuries at a local hospital today while an Arkansas sheriff revealed a strange gun battle which ended when the alleged perpetrator committed suicide. Young Dickson, who starred with the Senatobia. Miss., Aggies on the gridiron, was shot in the abdomen with 27 shots from a load fired by C. W. Forrester, 5S. who, after resisting arrest, locked himself in his home and shot himself fatally In the head, officers said. The gun battle took place near Turrell, Ark., last night when Dlckson and his brother, Constable H. I. Dickson, xvent to" Forrester's home to arrest him after neigh bors had reported he was creating a .disturbance with a shotgun With the fall term ol circuit rlmlnal court slated to open hsrc londay public interest Is probnbly lore intensely centered on the fali> f defendants who will be brought trial than at any time since R. V. Clark awaited trial for the slay- ig ol Police Clifef M. O. Goodwin 1931. As it turned out Clark neve'r 'want 0 trial. Even as a grand Jurj voting an indictment. Clark ook. Ills-own life. Hold .In';'n cell t the Osceoln Jail and presumably :ept from any weapon thatj might cad to sclf-dcstrucliori, Cldrk'man Bed to secrete a razor blade In his :ell and slash his amis until he )!ed to death. Martin's Killers Await Trial A 50-year-otd Haytl. Mo., fanner Prank Barnes, and his two sons Willie, 27, aha Ai-cliie ifl/nre awalt- ng trial for the murder of C. A Martin,- 19-year-old taxi .driver vhlch aroused such resentment- here that the Bnrues, were spirited oil of Blylhevllle fort their owri; -. pro lection. Martin had been hired 1 -tc carry three passengers 'from'' her lo Manila on Ihe n!»hl of July 12 1 ound, fatally stabbed and beaten lying In'a cotton field off a dirt) road near Manila, lie died the nijxe day. Swiftly piecing together ciu.es, county and city officers led a chase that carried them into .White eoiin- ' before tlie three suspects' Were seized. • - -. • t: So far as can be learned, Barnes and his sons have riiade ho "plans for defense and have employed' no counsel. The ' electrocution. It is entirely possible tha't'-tbe proceedings may be behind locked doors. Sheriff Clarence Wilson has not definitely stated what his course will be but it is known that he is determined to lake every precaution to prevent '•trouble! Appointment of counsel to represent the fa- .ther and sons probably i-fll have to be made unless the 'defendants secure counsel in the meantime. , Five Other Milrdcr Cases Mvc other slayings .will be in- estigated by the grand jury. Vic- ms in all the cases were negroes nd the slayers in all but. one are iso negroes. Tull Johnson, well nown former, Is the only white nan accused. Johnson is charged •ith slaying J. E. Johnson, aged tic- ro, employed on his farm. Tho egro, said to have been clubbed in I toads Coll vcn I ion Delcga Checi- Rooscvcll's (or Concerted Action I e si 'lea At tho helm of tlie Amciicati. flankers' Association tor tlio MM year. wIV lie llililoll S. HeclH. New Orleans bunker, tltc- luieil nero in the association's umiuiU votive-niton In Washing- ioa. wliorc lie was viovntcil lo [do nssqcimton's presidency. WASHINGTON, Oct. 25. (OP) — The American Hunkers ussacluUon pledged its cooperation with President Roosevelt's recovery efforts today in a slenlClciinl gesture or response lo the president's reassuring address calling for shoulder lo shoulder action. •Recommendations of the resolutions committee, calling for continued cooperation ivlth the administration and urging early balancing of the budget, were adopted unanimously lu n conciliatory spirit In sharp contrast lo Die anti- New Deal sentiment prevalent at last year's convention. Admit Kx|>cndlii!rcs Necessary The stand o! the 4,000 delegates cleared the way for a cooperative, drive for recovery along the lines suggested by the president hi his .address last night. "The time Is ripe for an alliance ol all forces," he said. The association went. on record as recognizing the temporary need of large emergency oxixmdllurcs and as viewing President Roosevelt as "nn understanding statesman" (or 'setting a time schedule for expenditures to be made for relief and recovery." Mr. noosevclt's speech lust night was heartily applauded by a convention which previously, through I'YuuU X. lU-ljyituo, Jv. Cnslr Payment Resolution Wins Overwhelming Vole On Convention Fkfar, .MIAMI, Flu. Oc(. 25 IM') — Fnuil: N. lU'lgrano, San Fun- cfsTo hunker, (odiiy . wns uivinl-' inoiuly clci'ieil national commander of. tlie American ^ l,e- ijlon. No ether names utre. ivfd In nomination.' Eri- ^Thc erlson was deafened by the roa Sheriff. Howard Curlin investigal o( his engines and that he was' ln S officer, said today, unable to hear the first questions Young Dickson hnd been depu- - JJ -• -• - -ized by his, brother to assist in he arrest but did not join his rother In firing back at Forrcslei :urlin said. Forrester recently moved to Ui o ear e rst quesons addresscd to him as he climbed out' of the cab. Wolverines Reap Log Harvest From Lake CLARE, Mich. (UP)_Lumboring at the bottom of a lake Is'an unique form of lumbering in any language. Bunco Lake, "once the center of la large white cork pine lumber An elaborate setting was arranged i Industry, has taken on signs of lor the ten at the country club Wednesday afternoon when the Delphian Fine Arts club entertained the visitors. Mrs. James HtU jr., president of the club, headed the receiving line and Mrs. James B. Clark and Mrs. O W McCut- chcn presided at the refreshment table. MJ-S. Elton W. Klrby, Mrs. C. W. Aflllck, Mrs. W. L. Homer and Mrs. Rltey B, Jbn*s, member's of the committee in charge ol arrangements, were assisted by other Delphiaru; and members of the younger sot. The porch 'MS decorated with floor baskets ol blue flowers and the large bajl room hnd colorful decorations in autumn shades. The lace covered table had a centerpiece of Joamia nui roses, flanked activity anew. An enterprising Mrson recently discovered the bottom of the lake was bedded with iogs, "deadheads" in lumberjack lingo, which had sunk during tl heydey of the industry. Now the road, which once was overgrown with shrubbery and undergrowth, has been cleared and a group ol unemployed men arc em ployed raising (he "deadheads" and sawing them at a portable mill. The lumber is well preserved. 'iirrcll community noth Springs, Ark. from Mam n altercation with ills employe, ast summer, died in a local hos- >ital. Jesse Clayton, negro, of the Dell ommunlty, is charged with the murder of clay Brooks, negro. Ool- llc Dennis, negro, i saccuscd of slav- ng another negro in the Promised Land section on July 1. will Doijg- as,' negro, is held In the death of Wlls Broner, negro, fatally club- Jed with a pistol in a dice game n the Armorcl section several weeks ago. Charlie Bell Ward, negress s charged with the murder of h-r husband, Andy Ward, on August 7 In all 17 prisoners are now belli' "leld in the county Jail here awaiting action of the grand jury, including those held In d°.uii "-,•. Marvin Townsend, former lumber company employe, was among in^.held in Jail but was removed this week to ths Blythevilie hospital suffering with some form of ailment. He is charged with burglary of Cecil Lowe's store. Others %vho are in jail include Adellc Mays, white youth, charged with attempted robbery of a negro store keeper at-Dell a shortUtae ago, p.- B. Brother, accused ot ns- sniilt with intent to kill, M. T. No- |ble, alleged forger, Jim Rogers, rob- Chamber of Commerce dorses Us Continuance for Another Year y The Bankhead act, compulsory cotton control measure, received the endorsement of the Illythe- vllle chamber of Commerce at n meeting of the board of directors last night. . ' • The action, in the form, of .n resolution authorizing appointment of n committee to help secure i) favorable vote on continuance - \ii he act for another year, wan aken without debate and without a coiml of the vote, but it appeared plain that the business nen making up the board, a num- jer of whom also have farming interests, were 'utmost unanimous in their support of the measure.: The committee v«s nulhorl/cd in anticipation of a poll of cot- ion farmers which, under terms of ihe act, must be taken before it can be declared effective for an-i Other year. The department of agriculture has already announced a voluntary land rental program for the coming year, similar lo that,under which benefit, payments were made this year, and advocates of continuing the Bankhond act want it as re-enforcement for the voluntary program. The chamber last night also voted to underwrite the rental of quarters for local FERA. offices W. J. Wundtrlich, Jack Applcbaum its speakers, had been severely critical of many administration policies. Ills address was largely a challenge to the bankers lo supply the credit needs of the country, ' Asks Confidence '• "In March, 1633,"I. asked tho people ot this country to renew their 'confidence In the banks,", he said. "They took me at my word. Tonight I ask the bankers of the country to renew their confidence in the people of this county. I hope you will take me at my word." God Denied on Campuses Baptist C o n i-e r c n . Speaker Declares • MEMPHIS, Oct. 25 (UP) — AS 2,500 Bapllst student lenders from 18 southern stales and tlie District of Columbia - arrived here today for a .four-day conference Dr. W. P. Powell, Nashville Bapllst minister, charged that n "negative or practical atheism" was prevalent on college campuses. Dr. Powell, keynote speaker at the opening session tonight, challenging students to-'combat alhe- ism, declared: -•.; " "There Is prevalent on our .college campuses today a type of so- called' religion' thai Is negative or practical atheism which denies Qod and • sets forth to sail the ocean of Jife -by the feeble light of a lantern on the deck of Its own MIAMt, Flu, Oct. 25 (UP)American Legion national " Ion today passed n resolution a^k- n(! tlm United States government-' >.) rescind Its action in recognisi- ng fUissin. The resolution, also recommended thai the government prohibit :cmllng of communistic umgarh-cs Ilirotigli the miilts." Heated discussion accompanied passage of the resolutions, which were part of the Legion's Americanism program. The convention voted today 'to request the seventy-fourth congicss to pny the soldiers bonus linine- assume their task of lending money lo industry, just so soon will' government lending activities be curtailed. and G. R. Babcock were named a committee to co-operate with FERA officers in arranging for a suitable building or buildings. The scrip program, inaugurat- <i last spring to provide fund'; or direct relief to unemployable ersons, who are excluded from •11 . t ur i I b " y ' "P4ddy" Lines and "Dock 1 iirl Arrested On Way tO Ulcfcman, operating a still, the lat- with ivory lapcrs in silver can delabra^,-. A musical program was given by Mrs. Stuart H. Salmon, 'yiUnlst, Mrs. Murray Smart, Mrs. Bill'Trot-' tcr and Miss Margaret Merrill, pianist. •!-''' ' Pick Honeymoon Home CLEVELAND (OP>—Miss Eliza-j beth Simon's • wedding has been j postponed for a month. Arraigned in police court on a charge of speeding, the 22-year-old Baldwin- Wallace college graduate said she had planned to be married the next Sunday and was hurrying to rent an apartment when she was arrested. Judge Julius Kovachy didn't consider she excujs Justified the speed, fined Miss Simon S10," sentenced her to three days In the workhouse. He then suspended sentence on condition she give up driving for a month. "That puts off thc~wedding 10. .< month," said Miss Simon. "Without, a car I can't look for an apartment, and without an apartment we 'can't get married." Tlie girl divulge her fiance's name, l«r having been shot by a deputj sheriff when he allegedly hurled an axe at the raiding officer. Northeast Ohioan Hops to N' Orleans, Back, in Day MONROE, O. (UP)-Alonzo Mea cham "went places" In one day recently. At 10 a.m., he took oft from an air field at Conneaut nea here, took another pilot io Erie, Pa nearly 30 miles cast, then took lo New Orleans, via S ! Louts, He returned by Toledo, to Ash tabula, O., 15 miles west of here from- whence he was brought t Conneaut by another pilot. He wa back here at 10 p.m. the same da and appeared that night on tl grange program. Meacha'm Is member of the U. S. Naval Hescn ait service, •'Jafsie" Certain Following Conversation Witri Lindbergh Prisoner from p representatives all 'colleges and ERA aid, and lo purchase ma-i Vers!ltl0il FLEMINGTON, N. J., Oct. 25. (UP)-Dr. John p. (Jafsic) Condon has become convinced that Brnno R. llnuplmann Is the mysterious "John" to whom lie passed the S50.000 Lindbergh ransom, the United Press was Informed by a reliable source today. The decision came dramatically at the conclusion ol n surprise visit paid by Dr. Condon to the cell ol the murder suspect^ycsterday. For an hour and 10 minutes the elderly lecturer spoke to Hauptmann along the lines of his con- universities in the South crowded registration booths at the city auditorium this nfterjioon and speakers of national and International prominance arrived to take part In the convention. Secretory of Agriculture • Henry A, Wallace headlines the lay speakers. He will address the assemblage Sunday afternoon. Dr. T. O. Dun- n'tng, London, international Baptist youth leader; Dr. George W. Truett. Dallas. Ter., president of the Bapllst World Alliance, find S. D. Gordon, of New York city, will speak tomorrow. Dr. PpvvDil iii his statement today declared nthcMin "is growing in nn nlanning fashion throughout our schools" and that "It Is being bolstered and promoted by communism. Our young people do not bring It to college but 1 they arc liable to get U in college." Action caihc on a resolution prc- icnten by the-legislative commutes. The resolution pissed by (he overwhelming vole of 987 to 183. * Tho n Arkansas delegates to the :onventlon voted unanimously foi mmedlate payment of the bonus. The vote was announced attar clamoring delegates hiid forced Nai tlonnl Commander Hayes to order a-roll call. Tie had already declared the resolution.passed'by a viva voce vote. Debate was'comparatively short on tho .Issue, which may force the • government to distribute almost $3,000,000,000 among veterans ot the World war" to stimulate -American business. • * The t Legion also demanded -elimination of all Interest accrued and refund of interest already paid on previous advances on adjusted .service certificates not due until 1345. The resolution makes Its ienufit> upon congress on grounds thai It IJ In line \vlth current governmental policy of spending vast '.sums of money to aid business Louisiana Political Foes Battle in Hotel Lobby NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 25. — W. S. Senator John H. (UP,)', Ulc ! rtals for use in the FERA work rogram, was given extended dls- isslon. Revenue from script amps in recent months has fal- n off sharply and with increased ecrls In prosiwct some means ot •miniating the program Is sought. . A.- Cunningham read a plan, rafted by Oscar Fendler. which eccived the approval of the meet- ug and wns referred to a com- illtec of five which was authored to give it, 'further study be- ore putting it into effect. An ef- prt will be made shortly to en- the co-operation of nil clti- :iator in a Bronx cemetery more ;han two years ago. When he left he was convinced for the first lime hat the German carpenter and 'John" were the same. Italy and France Plan New Battleships PARIS, Oct. 25 (DP)—News Of Italy's decision to begin work »t once on two 35,000-ton battleships was followed today by reports in Paris that the French navy is studying plans to build three battle cruisers of around 30,000 tons. Co3l-Lo»dlng Pick-tip Seen TOLEDO lUP)—Construction of a coal-loading device at the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway coal docks here, at an ostlirmleri cost of $500,000, is expected to Improve Toledo's position as a co«Moading port on the Great Lakes. Car Hits Pedestrian OnHighway A man, Idenllfled as Elbert Bryans, was struck and seriously injured by a cat drlvin, by Bert Butt, Poplar Bluff, Mo,, salesman, on Highway 01 near Ihe Blytheville Country CU'b this afternoon.. Bryans wss taken to the Bythevllle hospital where his condition wns believed critical. , According to Butt and an eye witness, Ray Pinkston, Haytl truck driver, Bryans stepped into the palh'of Butts' machine after climbing from a wagon toad of hay on ,thc highway. His head struck the radiator ot the car and he was Nodena Youth Found Guilty of Manslaughter OSCEOLA, Ark.—Stanton Slsson. Nodena youth, who shot and killed his brolfier-in-Jaw, Willie Leo, to protect his skier. Lee's wife, and other members ot the family, was convicted of manslaughter by a" circuit court jury here yesterday. Punishment and sentence was left to the discretion of the court. Slsson was represented by Bruce Ivy, Osceoia attorney, who Is also counsel for Bo Olostcr, negro, on trial today for the fatal shooting of Willie Siielton, - another negro on the Salmon plantation near political follower of Hucy P. Long, was cut, about the face when a&i tacked by Bert Henry, president of. Ihe New Orleans "Honest Election League," in the lobby of the velt hotel hero today. , Henry's attack, Ovcrton said, was a complete surprise. The senator; a small man, fought back against his husky opponent :(tnd, -witnesses safd, struck several effective blows lo Henry's face. Friends, of tlie two men, passing through the lobby, pulled them apart. Senator Overton. went to iis roum for medical attention while Henry left the hotel. Physicians treated a deep "cut over the senator's eye and several' other abrasions about his mouth. Ekron Baby Dies ., Bertrum 'Austin, three-year-old • son of Mr.-and Mrs. P. H. Austin, died at 9:30 o'clock last night at the family home in the Ekron community. . Funeral services were held :this morning at Cobb chapel with the Rev. Mr.' Vaii Bibber officiating. The Cobb Undertaking company was in charge of funeral arrange- Frenchman's Bayou. Prosecuting Attorney Denver Dudley nnd A. W. Young, his assistant, arc conduct- Ing the state's case. ments. The deceased is survived by his larents, three- brothers nnd four isters. 6,748,2.23 Bales Ginned Prior to October 18 WASHINGTON,, Oct. 25 (UP)— The census bureau today estimated 6,748,223 bales of cotton had been [inned from this year's crop prior o October 18. compared to 8,608,090 bales ginned from the 1333 crop up to the corresponding date a year ago, The ginning figure compares with an Indicated toial crop of 9,443,000 bales, knocked unconscious. Pinkston and Butt said the car was traveling about 30 or 35 miles an hour. A report of Bryans' condition was not available at 3:30 p.m. as physicians had not completed their examination. He Hvos"near the goli course. .Masons Meet Tonight Lodge, No, 134, P and, A. 'M., will meet tonight at. 7:30 o'clock" In a slated communication Visiting Masons arc welcome, /"Unknown Dog" Honored NASHUA, N. H. (UP),—A marker was dedicated here : recently to Nashua's "Unknown Dog" by the •Jew Hampshire Humane S :. r <!ty. Prayers were led .by the Rev " Uo Lyndlg," ol- the" Unitarian.Oi:,. r ch. Poems were'.noad and flowers. p.'Jc-. cd on the grave of the "0n}:no\vn Dog." " ' WEATHER Arkansas— Fair and cooler In the southeast portion. Friday: fair, warmer In northwest portion. • Memphis and vicinity— Fair 4p d cooler tonight. Friday fair. The maximum temperature here yesterday was 87. minimum 68, cle.ir. with ,66 of ah inch rainfall last night, according to Samuel P. Noirls, official weather observer.

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