The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 20, 1937 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 20, 1937
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VOL. XXX11I—NO. 202 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS : ™ E n ™ n ^ j Hlythevllle Courier lllylhi'vlllc Herald Mississippi Valley l.,., U | 01 . , WKDNHSDAY, JANUAKY 20, BINChB COPIER JNYP, CENTS ill NOT DONE- 111 pr ^cf cnn bUh;.J run Jays Powers of ^Government Must Be Adequate- To I Is Problems. RSI Till K '""" And Wil1 ' to lllc Hesl of My Ahilii > r > .Preserve, Protect and Defend the Constitution of the 17. S. CutFlpodway Levee Fails INAUGURAL' STAND, Wtshliv- ton, Jan. 20 (UP)—Priink![-« iv-l- flno rtooMvi'lt took the o-illj for hi* second lerm as president- of the United Stales loday nn<; plowed his New Deal, administration '"to further reform to aid Ihe underprivileged. I "They have been cnalhngcd nn<l beaten." Mr. Roosevelt said'of "autocratic powers." ''The legend that they were invincible . . . has been shattered." He Indirectly challsnged sugges- Insists on Outddoor Program Despite Rain WASHINGTON. Jan! 20 (UP) —Inaugural .officials said today President Roosevelt rebuffed suggestions that Inaugural ceremonies be held inside became of the rain. • "I can take it if they can." he was quoted ns saying, referring to the thousands of spectators who stood in the rain for hours in expectation of watching the ceremony^ tions for constitutional change to expand Ihe powers of government but he invoked the constitution to achieve his ends. Takes Oalh in Rain A slanting- rain swept the capital as Mr. Roosevelt and Vice-president John Nance Gamer were sworn, in an open stand oil the east front, of the capitol. Inaugural' .. cro.wds .Ji u r/ched .a shoulders -aga inst .B~wliiler'"dowKpoiir. 'Soaked flags barely brightened a dismal scene. Capital traffic, snarled in mid- inornlng, began to block as thou- t.mds.swarmed downtown In a typical parade-day jam. Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes administered the oath to Mr. Roosevelt. . Mr. Garner was sworn a few minutes earlier by Senate Majority Leader Joseph T, Kob- inson. Prom coast, to coast and around the world the president's words new by radio as a,thousand presses began to print the second inaugural address. Musi Expand Power Mr. Roosevelt said our lorefath- ers had crealcd a strong government witli powers of milted action "sufficient then and now to solve problems utterly beyond individual or local solution." "Nearly all of us recojniz?," the prrsidf-nt asserted, "tlvt as v'»e intricacies of human relationship; increase, so power to govern them also must increase—power to stop evil, |jower to do good." Tile president said progress out of the depression was obvious but he found his program unfulfilled— saw and pointed for ills listeners to see millions of itndcrprivilj°ed Americans. He proposed to n-» '.'• materials of social justice lo "erect i on the oM foundations a more enduring structure for the better u< of future generations" ItcKcr World Is Goal "We are beginning," he said, "to abandon our tolerance of the abuse of ixwer by those who betray for profit the elementary decencies of inc. SHELTER LI rr breathlessly watches the solemn ceremony. 1 for Umcameral ;islalwc Mecls Oppo- ',011. "We are fashioning an instrument of unimagined power for the establishment of a morally better world. 'Die president said "evil thinzs" ev nzs" formerly accepted, no longer would - He LITTLE ROCK, Jan. 20 (UP) — Discussion on the house floor of the unicameral legislative system bill of Rep. James Campbell of Garland county was. Interrupted 'hbrtiy before noon today when the lower legislative body "recessed lo listen to the inaugural address of President Roosevelt. Campbell's measure was defended on the floor by Rep. Leo Nichols, vice-chairman .of the .house hard-headedness "w-llTnot'so'eisiU-i committcc investigating gamb! excuse hard-lieartcdness " i condlti °ns in Garland county. can be n mnon. , m ,° C g<XXi among men of good will toward an era president con- lhal (h « 6 >» Juslltled The measure was attacked by Rep. Carllon Han-is of Jefferson county, who termed it unfair legislation to the average voter and more expensive than the present legislative system. "ng that the greatest! On the senate floor an anicnd- ii,. ;i,,.i , ^""^d has been mcnt to the budget bill for the lie change In the moral climate! office of Secretary of State OR Ot Amerlc «- Hall, calling for an additional Pnv* Ti^TI T $1 ' 800 for n booMrcepcr, brought irays Hcfore Inaururii - * "• WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 tUP)- Prcsldcnt Roosevelt todav for divine aid lo guide him more years of the presidency Mr. Roosevelt, accompanied bv ik wife, his family, and a few- in- tmalc associates, drove through •^ downpour to St. John's Epfs- . , sfmplc "< lasted a bare 30 minutes h. i !? S .,l he Samo cllapcl whlc » hV™ , ed ° r prayer before lakl "2 <ne oatii of office March 4, 1933 A choir saner. "Oh God Our Help Wllll^ ? asl '" knd tllc Rcv - Frank 111 anc'^I; ? OOS l veIt ' s pastor in N Y ' , i C » UrC . h nt Hyde ' Y " rond «"> 'tsson. , on a short debate. Supporters of the secretary of Elate said that Ihe additional em- ploye had been asked when a parllal Inventory of the office re- revealed that missing unpaid bills incurred In Hie Ed P. McDonald administration had been disclosed and that Hall wanted-hls own administration to leave without such an incident. office Jul Chicago Wheat open high low close 131 1-fl 131 7-8 129 1-2 130 114 3-4 115 112 7-8 113 7-8 Utley Granted Appeal From Contempt Sentence CARUTHERSVILLE. Mo. — A n appeal to (he Springfield court of appeals has been granted to Hubert Uticy, proprietor of the Crescent Night club at Holland, in contempt of court proceedings growlii" out of Utlex's alleged failure to" obey an injunction placed against the club about 18 months ago. Utley was sentenced to three months in jail by circuit Jud"C James M. Reeves last Saturday, but his .attorneys asked and after lengthy debate s:cured an appeal to the higher court, utley's ton-' .wn s fixed at $500, which he made. Closing Stock Price*. NEW YORK. Jan. 20 (UP) — A roaring bull demonstration greeted President Roosevelt's second Inaugural address today. As soon as Wall Street read the speech Ihe market began to boil That t was a few minutes after I P. M. SJforts covered. New long buying develO|>e'd. fell behind five minutes. A T and T American Walenvorks Anaconda Copper .... Bethlehem Slcci .:.... Chrysler ' Cilics Service ;..' Goca Cpla ". General American Tank General Electric General Motors .'....., International Harvester" McKcsson-Robblns Montgomery Ward'...'.' New York Central . '...' Packard ' n -j.g Phillips Petroleum ...... 51 Radio Corp ..; 12 1-R Et. Louis-San Francisco 3 5-8 Standard of N J pn Sludebaker ...... ia'it m „ 10 O-D ... 513-4 ... 89 5-8 ... EC 1-4 ... 17 3-4 83-4 Tickers 183 27 1-4 54 1-2 77 7-8 123 1-2 4 7-8 Cl 1-8 CS 1-8 14 57 5-8 43 3-4 lUGETBEEBSUIt Prosecution Delayed Pending Test of City's Authority. Attorneys for Chcdad Abraham announced this afternoon that they expected to institute proceedings in chancery court In an effort to obtain relief for Abraham who has been arrested for sale of beer without a city 'Ircnse following revocation of his license by city officials in their •war" on Railroad and Ash street brer gardens With the understanding that legality of the city's notion In revoking the license would be tested in a chancery court action, Municipal Judge Doyle Henderson acreed to allow a continuance of the charge brought ngainst Abraham for selling beer without a permit. In the meantime H. G. Partlow, deputy prosecuting attorney, was said to. be In Little Rock for the purpose of asking the commissioner of revenues to revoke Abraham's stnte beer license along with those of other Railroad street beer garden oj>eralors. Oilier along the street were said today to have suspended operations oending outcome of the court tight between Ihc city and Abraham. Rain Adds lo Suffering,as Many Sleep Out of Doors. MEMPHIS, Jan. W: (UP)— Suffering developed loday among the inld-souih'A some 3,000 flood water refugees as continued hard rnlns added. new (errors lo already record-breaking overflows. Nearly 250 persons, mostly tenant farmers, remained marooned on Allen. Island, live miles southwest of ICennetl, Mo, The Island Is entirely covered by walcr. Men, women and children wndcd about In walcr waist deep In some places to feed and cnrc for live- stock'as four U. 8. molorbbals plied 10 and •from.the mainland,:-carrying the stranded out, Sice], oil Ixivce in Rain • Some 750 were removed from the island'yesterday when It was covered, by water which poured from several breaks In the St. Francis- MW.T levee around ' ic-enncU nnd practically all of the others were expected to be removed loday. Overflow walcr from two drainage ditches surrounding the Island caused It lo be inundated. Meanwhile a shortage of shelter and food developed at Kennctt where most of the refugees were being taken.- The food shortage was cored for by units of the WPA, .national guard and;ccc,.whlch divided their rations supplj with the refugees ' Betucen 100 and 160 slept on the levee last night with wnxon sheels —used to co\er loids of cotton—as their cover An ihnost ceaseless lain bent down on them llnough out Ihe night I'assc), (rest it In Kennett more 'than 100 slept In 'the court house nnd city hall which were crowded to caiiac- Ity Efforts were being made by the Red: Cross lo gel box cars to liousc. refugees. A near' cloudburst topped off the 011 night, rain today ihrpughoui tlic •. affected area and higher stages later were predicted fon ail streams. The ten levee breaks reported yesterday were widening today nnd tiro .water seeped through at several more places in the vicinity of Cardwell and Senath, Mo However 110 further major breaks were reported. The river crested at Kennctt laic yesterday and ' was down slightly this morning. Big llivcr Kislnjr Elmo Blakemorp, chairman of tlic Red Cross at Kennett, began organizing- nl Kcnnetl, Senath and Cardwell today to care for needy refugees. Shellcr for some 40 families has not been arranged he said. ' Unless the rains cease the Mississippi river Itself promi.v.-s trouble. At Cairo, 111., jiuu.-t.Ion of MC Ohio, the Mississippi was gauged at «.D today. The river at that point Is expected to reach 52 feet early ,iexl week. It crested at a litlie over 54. feet In the disastrous 1927 flood. At New Madrid, Mo., ;he stage was 39.2, 5.3 under the highest level In history, 44.5 feet, which was recorded in 1913. A 42-foot stage is expected by next Wednesday. The river gauged at 33.7 feet at Memphis, slightly below flood stage of 34 feet, and Is expcct- ,ed (o reach 40 feel here within a few days. MakesNight Landing In Hay Field Karl Thomas, Little Hock pilot, urouijiit a H-pnsJ-enKor Ford tri- motor plane safely to earth last '|hl In a hay field near Rhodes .-.Kslnu, four miles west or here en Highway 18,'after depletion of his gasoline supply had necessitated an emergency lamilng. ; 'Iliomns. accompanied by sher- III Mnsslnglmm of Poplar Blulf, Mo., owner of'the plane, mid another man, was flying Ihe big craft from Poplar Bluff, lo Mem- phls w-heii he became lost In the tog. Ho-cruised abQiit In search of a landing field until his gasoline supply became exhausted ami then brought (he ship down In the Held, successfully negotiating Ihn ilniiKcroiLs landing hi , the dark, ' , ••'•'.' TiionuiFi and his party plan to lake off tonight If the field can or gotten tnlo condition; New Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS, Jan 20 (UP) — -"•" closed U S. Smelting U S Steel ... Warner Bros . Zonite '.,.' open high low close March 1236 1240 1234 1233 May 1220 1227 1219 1225 July 1210 .1218 1210 1215 Oct 1175 1179 1175 1178 Dec 1181 1185 1181 1185 S]X>ts closed quiet at 1258, unchanged. Guard Sends Tenls LITTLE ROCK, Jan. 20 (UP)— Naltonal guard officers today were shipping tents to four Arkansas towns for use by refugees as rain was forecast for the stale in general during the afternoon and night. Tlic White river, according to the wcalher bureau, had recorded a fall of .8 of a foot In the last 12 hours -while a new crest was reported on the same stream at Black Rock, where the gauge recorded 24.1. Tlic national guard tents were sent to Marlanna, McClellan, DCS Arc and Wynne. Chicago Corn open high low close Mnylll i;-4 III 5-8 109 1-2 110 1-8 Jill 100 1-8 10S 3-4 105 105 1-2 Lack of Materials Throws 10,000 More Out of , Woik at Hint rLINl Mich Jan 20 <UH) — Harlow H Curtlci. piesldenl of the Bulck Motor Co, General%o tors subsiding announced the plant here would close today throning 10000 more milirout of work , < Shortage of materials causJjl llii. shutdown it was said Bulck has been unable to UL\ nulomoblle bodies lalclj hecause of the strike In the Flshtr Body plant here. Glass Strike Settled , PITTSBURGH, Jan. 20 (UP)-, The threc-months-old Pitlsburgii Plate .Glass Co., strike was settled today with, an eight cents ah hour w-agc Increase for labor but no provision was , made for a closed: shop or check-off of union dues, sought by the union. Glenn W. McCabe, president of the Federation of Flat Cllass Workers, a John L. Lewis union announced settlement of tlic strike which threatened to curtail nutomobllo: production through lack of glass for cars. East Levee Cut Half Way . Tluougli About a Mile Below Lake. _ Discovery Ihls morning of an attempt lo cut the .cast levee of tlic Little Hlver lloodway aboul a mile below the Hlshway la bildge was followed by the Issuance of oilier*, lo patrolmen glint-ding the Ills Lake and Lltlle Rl\c, ic\e?h lo shoot nt sight anyone caught tampering "with the levee or who lefuscs to stop nnd account for his presence on the levee. "We'simply cannot afford'to lake chances," John w. Meyer, Drainage- District 17 engineer, said (hi? inoui- Ing. "Leveo iratiohmm hau> been deputised jind their oidois are lo shoot and attempt lo wound anyone caught In the act of ciiUinu Ihe le\cc or who attempts to Her When sfghtcd on the lo\ee No one oxccpt those actunlly engaged in the'.flow! light 1ms any biulncv on, the levee at this lime ' ; ,I,«\n> Cut Halfway Through The man or men rcsiJonslble for last night's attempt upon the lever fled before being sighted Tliclr work was discovered early this morning by u farmer living.n«hrb\ and presumably they fled nl hi- appioaUi Tlic levee had been cu' mil waj through mid If the work had not been -interrupted It Mould have been only n few minutes' before an opening would have been nmdo which tl»> force of the water would have enlarged to a break "ol major proportions lira'sliorf; Itmu A break iU J tha% polnES<ou!rf*havf flooded a-gicat area of thickly settled farming countiy oast of the Farmers whose homes are endangered by.! Hit high watei lm\e blfcu'd ithejr- eo-o]>cratlon and nl least 7$ ilrrn'odi men will pnlrol (tilt lLiL<y'tonight and nightly until Jhe ./lobd 'inennre lias pass- ,fi Mey,ef said 'the daj ' now •coflslsl.i of about, 20 Two Escape Injury When Frisco Engine Turns Over The engineer, 'firemen and members of-the crew of a local freight train escaped without injury when Ihe engine and one car lurned over and the caboose was derailed on the Frisco tracks about a mile south of Blythevllle at 10:55 o'clock this morning. There was only one car and the caboose attached lo the engine at the time of the accident. Engineer Al Hogc and Fireman Charley Kelser, both of Hayll, Mo crawled Irom beneath tlic engine after it had slipped olf the tracks and toppled over on it.s side after moving along on the tics for a short distance. Members of the crew, riding In the caboose, were considerably jolted but were not hurt It was said that a wing rail kicked out" nt a switch, causing the engine to drop oil the ttracl; New York Cotton NHW YORK, Jail. 20 (UP)'Cotlon closed sleady. open high low close 1238 1244 1236 1243 1221 1230 la-20 1227 1215 1222 1214 1220 '1177 1181 1175 1179 1179 1180 1175 1178end 1178 1178 1178 1176end March May July Oct Dec Jan Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS. Ill, Jan. 20 (UP)— Hogs: receipts 8.000 Top 10.25 170-230 Ibs 10.00-10.25 Light weights 7.25-10.15 Bulk, sows 9.25-9,50 Cattle: receipts 3,000 Calves: rcwipis 1,600 Steers, nominal range 6,00-12.75 Mixed heifers and yearlings 6 .00- 8.50 Slaughter heifers 5.25-10.75 Beef cows 4.50-5.50 Cutters and low cutters 3.50-125 ['he gauge rwcllng at Ihe Hlgh- 2-17.4, a. rise of .8 of n fooUn^ Hours. It now appears ceiUiln that : ,-• e . *'" %° «l>»ve 249 nnd 11 leaicd that It may reach 250 icli uoiild mean n highly critical situation Sandbar Slalc I,In c I.evcc A crew of about 60 WPA workers, under the direction of Julian Belts, in charge of the arm) engineers, today Is sandbagging n three-quai lei mile stretch of levee along the stale line ditch several miles cast or where the ditch enters Big Lake This is the lowest piece of District 17 levee and the first to require attention In time of high water. It- lias a good base, however and no particular fear is felt that It may fajl. By tomorrow It Is expected that 100 WPA workers will be on the job and sandbagging operations will be extended to other sections of the levee Federal Officer Seeks Source of Bogus Bilis No arrests had been made to"ay in the search for persons who arc believed to have brought a number of bogus five dollar sliver certificates Into this section In 'ie past few day.s. One man was taken into custody for questioning last night when he attempted lo paw one of the bogus bills at a local drug store but was released when offi- cersAround that he was unaware of the type of bill he had. They traced it back to another person who had received it from a local store. A federal Investigator was here today, assisting local officers in their probe. WEATHER Maj. Geu. Stanley Ford and Floyd Shaip Viqw Big Lake Situation. Uir- Arkansas—Probably rain tonight and Thursday. Colder in west and central portions Thursday, probably much colder Thursday night. Memphis and vicinlt.v— Occasional rains tonight an* Thursday. Somewhat colder tonight, colder Thursday, much colder Thursday night. , The maximum temperature here yesterday was 40. minimum 32, cloudy with .35 of an Inch rainfall, according to Samuel P. Nor- rls, official weather observer. 'Ihe full co-opeiallon of United stales niiny and the Piogress Admlnhtiallon was 1 piomKcd this moinlng to olH- -, cers of Uialuagc District 17 In , Iheir tight lo hold In check the ominously rising flood \\atcrs of Big Ijike and Lltlle River. Maj. den Slaliley H tt>ul, commanding oflicei of Ihe Sev- "nlh Corps area, who came hero from Omaha, Neb, last nlghl on an Inspection tout of MIssoilrF and Arkansas flood areas, spoke foi the nrmy. He assuied John W Meyer, Dlsliicl 17 englneoi, Hint anything Ihe army could piovlde In tin- vny of peuoimel and equipment for the Big Lake flood nght would bo foillicom- Ins; on request, r Floyd Shaip, ilalc WPA ad- Jiiliililrntoi, nlso hcic on a Hood urea Inspection tout, appioved nu emcigenoy project (or Ihe assignment of 200 WiM workcis lo flood duty nnd said Ihal If Iho need moie men would be l)i ovldcd , j VKU Illg I.nkc General rord and Maj 0. -1 t McOlure, nsslslanl oiwrallons of- ' flcei of the Seventh Coips Area flow to Kcnnell, Mo, jeslcrday from Omaha and came on lo Bly- thevllle by automobile. Accompanied by Maj R D. Burdick of the Army Engineers Coips, Memphis, and Major Ginham, who Is In charge of CCC activities in Aikaiisas, they left by automobile shoilly aflci 10 o'clock this morning, to vlc w the flood situation at, Big Lake and along the St Francis Tliiij planned to diive back to Kennelt through LcnchvJllo nnd Caidivell If the roads permit. The armj's desire to bo of maximum assistance In Ihe Hood emergency was expressed by General Ford at a > incutlng at Ihe Hotel Noble Ihls moinlng nt which lire auny officers discussed Ihe situation «lth Clifton H. Scolt 10- celui, B A. Lvncli and J n Cmln, commissioners, and J. W, Meyer, engineer for'Dmlnngc^DLs-V tilct 17 Cecil Shane, attorney for* , Diniiiage District ^\l4|ul Julian Belts, In chargctofj Hie Big Ij,ke- \ Little River high v,a(er flght for the army engineers, nil of whom accompanied the officers lo Big Lake. Army Wages Hood Figlil^t The army. General I\>rd s" will provide ovciylhlng that can In Ihe May of iwrsonncl equiiiment lo assist (n present- Ing levee breaks and to carry on rescue work when breaks occur. He emphasized, however, that the effective handling of such emergency situations calls for tlie co-operation of local .authorities and of all icsldents of the areas affected. The army engineers now have men and equipment on hand lo supervise and facilitate the high water flght nl Big Lake, and are directing efforts lo hold tho levees and rescue flood victims along the St. Frauds river. ' Sharp Promises Help At Big Lnkc Ihe army officers and Ihe local drainage ''district officials met Mr. Sharp and his WPA flood area Inspection party, including R, c. Limerick, state di- jeclor of opcrallons for the WPA, Howard Efchcnbaum, WPA architect, and B. N. Wilson, WPA ad- minlstrnior for the ' Jonesboro district Tlic WPA ahd drainage district officers lunched together at lire Hotel Noble this noon and completed arrangements for the flood flght. The WPA Is ready lo suspend all other activities for the dura- lion of the flood emergency, Mr. Sharp said, and If the number of men now on WPA rolls is not sufficient will authorize the hiring of additional men. The WPA. men will work under the supervision of army engineers In filling and placing sandbags and other work on the levees. About 50 WPA men were at u-orfc today, and tlic number will bo increased from day to day as I lie need develops. County Ministerial Meeting Postponed The meeting of the newly formed Mississippi County Ministers ASr soclatlon did not-,meet at Luxora yesterday, as scheduled, because of Ihe Baptist mlnlslcri altending the meeting in paragould. The meeting will be held next Tuesday, Jan. 26, at the Methodist church in Lu.fora.

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