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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 25, 1938
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VOLUME XXXIV— NO 265 AAAiNOeo. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TI!E DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BlyUicvllle Daily News vaiiey Leader BLYTHEVILLE. ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, [938 COPIES FIVE CEN1* DISTRICT FIRE HEAVY Wintry Gales, Snow Grip H I II I t I A • • i p ^ »- • A "" ~ "—: - -. _ *** Rclow Freezing Tempera- liiro- luvade Dixie; Fires Add To Suffei-ing By United Press Wintry gales, reaching a velocity of 50 miles per hour and more, buifete'l northern United states today with snow and Ice, A blizzard swirled out of the northwest into uppe,- Michigan, I'lT-nomi)-. school children and mo- lorists with snow drifts 20 feet dec)) . The storm was reported to be the "• "le history of Michigan's upper peninsula. ii' r IJ»ilcd States weather bureau at Chicago announced that the storm was centered over northern Lake Huron and «-ns inovincr slowly eastward. Another storm center, government forecasters said, was movliv northward along the Atlantic coast from Atlantic City, N. J. At Marquctte, Mich., fire which broke out while the blizzard was at its height, swept through three buildings in the downtown district. At 10:30 a.m. it was reported under control but still blazing. Firemen • • -« ii-imered by ice, snow and wind. Emergency equipment from other cities was blocked by drifts. • -• nrews rescued more than 100 motorists, caught In the swH- ing drifts in Michigan's noiUicm peninsula alone. .Manlstee, Mich, was completely isolated until 10 a.m. Power service failed late last night, -paralvzing ' 'Electrical'service/to hospitals, homes ~mvj- -factories. Rapidly dropping temperatures check -< ( the rise of flood waters in Illinois,, Wisconsin and Iowa, the weather bureau said, but presaged a severe cold wave for the entire middle west. Snow fell in sections of the deep south as temperatures dropped from around 70 degrees lo below freezing. In Arkansas swollen waters of the Ouachita, White and Cash rivers flooded bottom lands near Camrten and DeQueen, forcing 200 families to flee their homes. A raging wind that swept in from the Pacifific coast uprooted wheat fields in Kansas. Death Toil In Accident I Near Hayti Reaches Five' MEMPHIS. Jan. 25.—Urn French I of Keimett, Mo., died In the Ba,p- I list I ospital here yesterday afternoon lo bring to five Ihe number of persons lo die as a result of an niiioiiioljtle accident on a highway near Hayli, Mo.. I-Vidny night, l-i-eiu'h'.s wife, Mrs. Jane French Jncl three j,th?i's were killed instantly when their t . av smaiihtd into u truck us they «vn> i-ettmi- hiK lo Kennttt after visaing a night club. French is survived by his par- enls, Mr. and Mrs. N. f,. French two brothers. Prank and James French of Kennett. nnd two sisters, Mrs. Katie Irene Cummlngs of Grand Rapids. Mich, .nnd Mrs Mary Crim of Kennett. BILL'S mm ONSI.pCIS Find No Immediate Peril j Of Inundation; Freeze Slows Rise ed MEMPHIS, Jan. 25. (UP)—Uniti States weather bureau officials here today said there were no immediate flood dangers at any points on the St. Francis river. At St. Francis, Ark., the river was expected to reach 18 feet- flood stage—by January 29. However, this is not considered dangerously high. At Fisk, Mo., where flood sta^e '• 20 feet, the river stood • at 19.2 and, "was not 'expected to reach oods stage. • • .: Fqir . and . freezing! weather" predicted for tonight . ivas expected to slow the rise /of all Arkansas streams, Former Hayti Teacher Succumbs In Arizona HAYTf. Mo. — Funeral services were held here Sunday afternoon rt Woodlawn cemetery for Lee I T Br<?rovc. 57, of Douglas, Ariz. The PC-/ .1. T. Evitts, Methodist pastor, ro'idirterl (be funeral. Pallbearers v'"re Priest Lefler, chas. Trainer, John Mitchell Trainor. Harry Gni- (!••"• a"-! Nelson Rnnfcin. Mr. Hargroves died at his home at Douglas January I5lh. He I*-survived by his wife. Mrs. ' r pne' Wells Hargrove; two children, Kenneth, of St. Louis, and Don's; one sister, Mrs, Sam Neely, of Neelyville; and six brothers. Mr. Hargrove taught school here twenty five years ago. He married miss Irene Wells, sister of Dosen and Buster Wells, of here. HWELfc: .'ef* • *mm*m e f U T€LL -^iSBKrB _ — -1 ^~--i BY ' I BCB — . BURNS _ I read the other day where a well known woman writer said that, the only difference between the old- fashioned girl and the modern girl Is the way they dress. I don't think that's fair: I believe that the modern girl Is Jest as sweet and shy as her old-fashioned sister, but you have'ta admit that she has advanced In her ideas, I have a friend who has been going around wllh a girl out here In Hollywood for almost a year and the rthcr night he proposed to her. He says "I love you and I want you to be my wife. Will you marry me?" The girl says "Why. this is so mrtden—you've taken me by surprise and I hardly know what to : Well, yes I will. Now wait jest a minute until I turn off the dicto- graph." G, OF C, OPENS Lions and Rotary Club Committees Will Conduct Campaign Tlie Blytheville cahmber of commerce ivill open its annual membership drive tomorrow morning with teams from Ihe Rotary and Lions clubs, civic organizations, slated to make a thorough nnd rapid survey. The two civic clubs will then meel for a joint luncheon at the Hotel -Noble. Delails of plans lor Thursday night's annual banquet will be announced tomorrow. The organization's 1937 membership was (lie greatest In n number of years, interest in its ni-- •ililnister Group Predict Speedy Withdrawal of Controversial Measure WASHINGTON, Jan. 25. (UP) -A dcclaralion by three western senators In favor of laying aside Ihe mili-lyuchlng bill to make wa) lor other legislalive business lo- day encouraged filibustercrs to predict a speedy end to tlie conflict The- three were Senator Burton 1C. Wheeler (Dem., Mont.). Senator Clyde L. Herring (Dem., la.) and Senator Edward R. Burkt (Dem., Neb.), in addition several oilier senators, including two Rc- puUluins, said privately Ihey were about ready lo agree lo lay aside the measure. Tile break in ranks supporting the bill and behind the scenes conflict over whether ttie .wnute would be permitted to take final action on the housing bill appeared further to have weakened prospects for enactment of the controversial measure. Senator Tom Connolly (Dem., Tex.) said he planned to put "reverse english" on enforcement of the senate rules at tonight's session by demanding several quorum calls. If senators arc hauled mil late at night the niibusterers believed they will soon bo willing to lay the bill aside. Herring said senate debate had 'brought out the weaknesses of the bill" v whjch lie. believed was "unfaii" to the southern'states as' well as being unconstitutional.'' ^^r -— f—^tmrn law W^J* --And Krojuhyay.Only !M;\V Minnies Awiv TlfJI MS STEP Tfl Bill 11111.111 Uulian Bombing Planes Hji:i£ To Rio Da Janeiro UK) I)K JANKIUO. '»l'i 'Ihiw Italian piiii'if. :-K<r u BiuTc UI.TU.SB thi' iioiilli Allanlic- from Hilly, passed thnmcli Nulal on llu-li »ay in lilo IV .liiiu-lri), Air .Ian. 25, """"""" Burke Hardware Store and Liberty Cash Grocers Are Heaviest Losers The eotd wave lhat sent temperatures in the casl to the coldest point in tu-o years created scenes of polar iciness nlmost within (Ho shadow of Manhattan skyscrapers. Above a ferryboat,' dwarfed by. the size of the floes that'move down.' the r Kitdscni Hiver, atlempls lo'butter IU way through a huge sheet of ice at Nyack, N. Y. Babcock Buys Joyner'g Interest In Motor Company Announcement was made today rat c R. Babcock has purchased the Interest of p. B. Joyner in the Joyner-Babcock Motor company and tliat tlie business will now be known as the Babcock Motor company with Mr. Babcock as owner. In addition to havin~the agency for tlie Buick and Ponliac automobiles, MJ-. Babcock will continue to have his storage, service station and repair departinenl in the same location at tho corner of Walnut and Broadway streets. Mr, Babcock purchased one-half interesl in the firm September seventh. Prior to that time lie was editor and part owner of the Courier News for almost ten years ••nee he came here Irmn Wisconsin unpin E. T. Jackson Succumbs To Injury Inflicted By His Girl Bride. JACKSON— The final chapter to a triple slny- ing was closed today with the death of Erwln T. Jackson, who died at the counU- Jail in Osceola from injuries Inflicted by his 16 year old bride who struck him over the head with a hand Iron when he attempted to shoot her. The Ripley. Tenn. "otlon pleitor, who killed his mother Rr T*' W ' 5 - ; to law'. Mrs. Dollie Hawkins;;;;-! He has announced there will be I fatallv wounded his stcn father in no changes In the personnel except law, James Hawkins, Frldav inorn- llml Mr. Joyner will represent the '"- •"-•' -' •" -•-- • firm as a car salesman. Mr. Joyner, . . , *'«• <*™ l*re nine years ngo Iron ci dues payments were better than in Severn! years, it was.dis- closed today. Stock Prices NEW YORK, Jan. 25, (UP) Stocks and bonds cased today dull trading. Commodities w steady. A- T. & T 145 Anaconda Cop 32 Assoc D. G 7 Beth. Steel 60 Boeing Air ', 31 Chrysler 5T Cities Service _,__ _j Coca Cola 122 Gen. Elec '' !jj Gen. Mot.' \\ 35 Int. Harvest ] 63 Montgomery Ward 33 N. Y. Central ."];.' 17 Packard 5 Phillips Pet "" Radio Schenly Disl Simmons Socony Vac Sid. Oil N. J " Texas Corp U. S. Smell , ing. died nt 10 o'clock. Jackson's condition was not be- U. S. Slecl yj j.j nolla Pelroleum company. York Cotton NEW YORK, Jan. 25 (UP)—Cotton closed steady. open high low close Mm- 852 832 848 848 May 858 860 855 856 Jul 864 865 860 860 Oct 873 878 889 869 Dec 878 880 876 870 Jan 882 882 882 879n Spots closed steady at 858, off 2. New Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 25 (UP)Colton futures closed unchanged to up one point today after losing early gains. open high low close M» r 867 867 862 863 M».v 873 873 869 869 J «' 8" 877 874 874 Oct 886 887 882 883 Dec ..... 889 889 887 887 Spots closed steady at 812 unchanged. Chicago Wheat open high low close May 951-2 961-8 951-2 98 Jul. 905-8 911-4 905-8 91 Chicago Corn open high low close May 603-4 61 603-4 607-8 Ju). 615-8 013-4 611-2 615-8 lieved (o be serious. x when lie wns laken to the jail afler he collapsed following Die altercation, hut lie 1 soon lapsed Into a coma and never regained consciousness. There will be no inquest and it is understood lhat no charges will be nlcd against his bride of three weeks, who saw him shoot her step father and her mother, when she intervened .is he threatened his wife's life. The tragedy occurred at a farm house on tlie c. C. Jackson farm, 12 mllr.5 southeast of here. G. 0. SHUT, 62, Final Rites Held For William W. Bramlet Livestock EAST ST. 10VIS. III., Jan. 25. (UP)-Hogs: receipts, 6,000 Top, 9.15 Heavy weights, 590-915 Light weights, 8.00-9 00' Bulk sows, 6.50-7 oo cattle: receipts, a 500 Steers, 6.75-8.00 Slaughter steers, 5 73-10 ^5 MixedI yearlings, heifers," 6.25-7.25 Slaughter hellers, 550-8.50 Beef cows, 5.00-6 00 Cutters and low cullers, 3.75-1.75. HAYTI. Mo. — Funeral. services were held .it the Baptist church Sunday afternoon for William Wright Bramlet. Kerman McClanahan of Warden, conducted th6 funeral. .Mr. Bramlet was born at Wavcvly. Tenn.. 7fl years ago. and died Jan. 21, at St. Louis at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ma»gle Man?rum. He is survived by one rinushtiT, Mrs.. Mangrum of St. Louis, a grandson, Ed Watts, of Ifavti and two granddaughters. Interment was at Woodlawn cemetery, with Rays Undertaking company in charge. Huffman Infant Dies Funeral services were held 'his morning for Wayne Soloman. Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Solomon. of Huffman, who died at 4:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the family residence a short lime afi"r birth. The baby was an only child. Burial was made at North saivba cemetery wilh Cobb Funeral home in charge of funeral arrangements. Well Known Druggist Succumbs To Heart Attack Last Night MANILA, Ark., Jan. 25.—accrue 0 Etuart. drusglst of this city for 22 years, died suddenly at Ills home last, night nt 10 o'clock following a heart attack, lie had been in ill health from a heart ailment since Christmas but seemed greatly improved and entertained friends until a few minutes before his death. Funeral services will be held nt (he Manila church Thursday afternoon, two o'clock, \vlth Ihc Rev. If. A. Stroupc. pastor, officiating, and burial .ivlll be made at Maple Grove cemetery at Blytheville. Pallbearers will be: Ous Smith. FVigon Turner. JOE Chapin, noydo Ray. If. B. Cowan and O W Sellers. Mr. Stuarl. who was 62 years of age, was a unlive of near Benlon. Ark. He was in Ihe drug business at Cm-dwell. Mo., for ten years before he came lo Manila, since establishing Ills store here he had also ac(iuira) considerable business property. He wns a member of (he Manila school board, j He is survived by his wife. Mrs, I Dollie Stuart, one daughter, Ml.w I Georgia Lee Stuart, nnd two sons, Luke and Don. all of Manila, two sisters, Mrs. Lou Finlcy and Mrs. C, Crigger, of Lewisburg, Tenn., and a brother. Bruce Stuart, of Hedley, Texas, all of whom will attend i,he funeral. Holt Funeral home, of Blytheville, Is in charge of funeral arrangements. f'clor Aulliori/.ed in Opi-u Nq<oli;\lions For Purchase WASHINGTON. .Inn. 25. (UP) — Tlie Ti'imcssiT Vnltry Authority today lork Ilrsl steps toward actinl- sltlon of prlvalo iiimty propi'i'lli-s In Its operating area, authorizing Uavld [•.'. Llllcnlhal lo open ivgoll- nllons for possible ptii-dtasn of physiml holdings of private companies, 'Urn inuvr followed by ,approximately 10 dny.s Ihe siiKfrallon of President Wendell I,, winkle, of Commonwealth and Southern cor- liorutlmi Hun Ihe government pur- i-luisi- In eulii-el.y || ;i properties fachij competition from the federal "vnrdsllpk" project. CoimnonwcnHh nnd Southern valued ILs holdings In the TVA iiren nt approximately $G 15,000.000. The order approved by tho board of TVA directors was tho first, move toward development of new policy for (he vast federal project following Hs unanimous victory In federal court at Chattanooga lust Friday, Further development of policy and possibly a new split In the TVA directorate are anticipated nt President Roosevelt's utility conference Thursday to consider n pro- posnl thai Tennessee and Iho TVA cooperate in acquisition of proper- tic.? of the Tennessee Elcclrle Power company. . ;(JI»e board of directors announced •tl>!)t in view '"ot ; recent dcvelop- nipiUs" It lias mitliorlOTd "LtHcnlrmt to conduct'neBOtlnllous wilh private iitllilles and wllli municipalities, mutual associations, rural associations nnd other public agencies looking toward the possible snle by private utilities of electric properties "lo such public agencies and lo the TVA." "The' board further milliorlzpd Director Lilicnthal lo confer wllh other federal branches and agencies having nn Interest In the subject matter," Ihe announcement, said. The announcement Indicated lhat the TVA directorate, supported by Ihp unanimous validation of their project by tlie federal court last week, arc now ready to move the vast project into a new phase.' if? Transport Plane Lands Lands Safely 100 Miles Off Course I HARTFORD, Conn.. Jan. 25 (IIP) —Lost for almost .seven hours In n terrific gale, an Eastern Airlines transport, carrying Iwo passengers and a crew of three, landed at Hartford alrpot ealy today, approximately 100 miles off Its course. . Pilot Fred Jones brought Ihc ship down safely as the indicators on his gasoline tanks approached dangerously near the zero mnrk. Since 8:32 p.m. he had been fighting miserably weather, hoping to find a hole through which lie could reach Washington, D. C.. his first scheduled stop affer laking off from Ihc Newark, N. J., airport. "Uncle Bill" Foley Succumbs At Hayti HAYTI, Mo. — Funeral services were held Sunday morning for William Holland Foley. better known as "Uncle Bill". The services were held at his home with the Rev. j. T. Evitts conducting tlie funeral and interment wns at Woodlown Cemetery. Death aims. Saturday morning after Uncle Bill had been bedfast for three years. The deceased was 83 years old. Ho was a pioneer, having been born at Stubtown, near Carulhcrsvllle and spent his entire life In this county. He is survived by four children. Cha.s. \V. Foley of this city, Sam of Chafce,. Mrs. Myrtle Edlthe Slcele of LOB Angeles. Calif., and Mrs. Ada Breckinridge f Tulsa, Okla. Millionaire to Initiate Copper House Project COLORADO SPRING. Colo. (UP) —Spencer Penrose. millionaire Colorado Springs sportsman, expects copper houses to become a ]»pular parl of tlie home-building industry. He will build two copper houses here to demonstrate their selling points. The copper houses will cost no more than other houses. They will \K prefabricated and It will l» IKKsible to assemble them in 60 hours. The cottars will be clapboard covered with copper. The roofs, wallpaper, drapes, plumbing and Insulation will be made of copper. cxiici-lullon,';, Air did ni>l slop »t hut pluniipd in procml dt- nrdy (o Klo DC Jum'iro. The llnlliiii 1' here also wild (he llym \v«iiild innkf Ihe Might to ihc nipllul non-stop from Dakar Eciu'iml. west Africa. Included Bruno Mussolini, son of Ihe llallun pve- mliT. Reconcile Major Differences Between Mouses On 1'ann Measure WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UP)— Conferees made final revisions of the administration's new half billion dollar crop control program today after reconciling major controversies between thn senate and house versions of the long range farm hill. Conferees, confronted with President Roosevelt's economy program, i-cslrlclcd benefit payments to the $500,000.000 now available under (lie Koll conservation pro- grain. II was agreed Hint payment tinder Hie present soil conservation program would lie •, • continued.- as (iravlctcd In die iioiise bill. '' Mnrkellilff. quoins will not Ire applied to farmers crowing less than 100 bushels of wheat, 300 utistiels of corn, five acres of cotton and 3,400 pounds of tobacco. Fierce Battle Rages 50 Miles Up Yangtze From Nanking SHANGHAI, Jan. S5. CUP)—A fierce buttle between Japanese and Chinese regulars Is raging In the vlclnty of Wiihu 50 miles up the Yangluc river from Nanking, it wns reported today. Tlie, fighting In progress Jioiv for three days was vicious hand-to- hand and Ihc casualties on both sides K-crc said to be enormous. Airplanes assisted the Chinese, it was reported and engaged Japanese gunboats In battle. 'flic hills around YViihn were said lo lie slrewo with dead. The hills changed hands several times during the three-day period according to the report, with neither .side gaining nn advantage. In south China a heavy Japanese; bombardment of Namtaii, north of Deep Hay and about a inilo from the border of British leased territory, was reported. Planes and warships participated In the bombardment. A high Chlnesa authority in Houkong said lhat tlie Chltiese long had expected the Japanese to attempt a landing at Nanilau and had strongly fortified the area. Tlie Chinese were expected to put up valiant resistance should the Japanese attempt to land. The Chinese source said the Chinese believed lhat today's bombardment was Intended lo spread alami among the defenders, Strength of the Chinese forces could not be determined. PUEBLO, Colo. (UP) —A survey conducted by Dr. William Gordon, local pastor, revealed that 00 out of 100 Pueblo business and professional men and women believe lhat women should not be allowed in places where liquor Is served, wlille others recommended that women be required to use a side entrance-. Hunter Kills Wolves From Speeding Ice Sled WARROAD, Minn. (UP) — The latest fad In wolf hunting Is shoot- Ing them on the run from the door of a speeding air propeller ice sled. The practice was slarted on the Lake O f Ihe Woods by Charlie Sprintstcol. Equipped with skis, the sled is more than a match lor Ihc fastest wolf. It is capable of up to 60 miles an hour. Wolf bounties ($S for cubs and $15 for full-grown animals) make this form of hunting profitable, too. Sprlngsteel fires at the wolves by holdbig his gun In one hand, white lie steers the sled with the other, Mre wlileli broke out- in the Durki' Hardware More at 11:05 o'clock last night destroyed that slore and the Liberty Cash ti'io- cory, seriously damaged 'tho slocks of the Daw 1). Hughe.? clothing store, Miss Whltsltt's Lndlos Ready to Woar shop and Ihe- Hudson Tailor shop by walcr ami smoke, nnd filled nil buildings from Klr- by UroUici'fi Drug company to -the PlBKly Wlggly store with 'smoko while members of Ihc flre. department nnd volunteers worked" : a!l _ "Ighl before Ihc lire wiw brought i under control. Henry ' Reldman owns tlie store building occupied by Iho grocery linn rend B. A. Lynch is owiier of the oilier room/ which wns destroyed. A complete estimate, of the clam- ase clonn by the flre, which was aided by tlie strongest wind hero tills winter, was not available this' afternoon. Hoy Head, fire chief, placed the estimate of the dam- figc lo all tho buildings nt S'JS.UOO A'hlle other observers placed It at a lower figure., Fred Monies! -.Jt^ of Memphis, (idjiervlsor of tho Liberty stores, said that (lie loss to thai stoic for the fixtures and. slock was $12,000. T. J. Burke, owner of (lie hardware slore, declined to estimate lilg loss but his large store carried a complete stock. . ,1^1 Neither Mr. Httghos, Miss'Whit- silt nor Mr. Hudson ivw ablo to estimate Ihelr.loss which was confined lo their, merchandise, a,part of which was damaged by -. , trie enioko but it b not believed that W)y [isrt. of the plctely 'ruined.'""' Siarlccl nn Balcony The flre, which started • In the balcony at Ihc real- o( the" Biirko Hardware store, was discovered by V. E. TomMnsorii patrolman, as he was making Ills rounds. He Eaw smoke coming from tho -hardware, and grocery stores and upon investigating, found Ihc flre already well under way In the balcony Flre Chief Head said. Members of Ihe flre department ntid the volunleers were greatly praised for their work in • prevent-' h'B the flre from spreading through Ihe entire block. The stiff wind from ihc west made the flames blow as far as 30 feet east over tlie top of the Hughes store and the unusually cold night caused more discomfort. The firemen worked until eight o clock Oils morning before the last hose was turned off. As they labored the nearby stores, which were filled with smoke, were 1 running their electric fans In an effort to push the vapor into the open before more damage was done. Removes Merchandise Miss Belle WbitsIU, owner of Iho ready to wear shop, decided at two o'clock to move her large stock of new merchandise Into nn empty building across the street Friends assisted Ihe owner and employes In carrying the entire stock across the street but riot not before some damage had teen done. The stock was later moved back aflcr the flre was exttn gulshed. Nothing Is left of tlie rear, ceiling or interior of the building which housed the hardware and grocery stores, except a small portion of the .front and the entrances, which will have to be torn away. .Tlie first flames spread quickly to the ceiling and went west to Liberty's and then crept down the back wails. The plastered wall, - which - separated the large building Into two rooms was also left standing. Tar from the roof of Mrs. S. p. Lee's building whlcli-is occupied by the Red Ball Barber shop and tho Hudson Tailor shop, became heated by the intense flames and tho smoke which filled these stores had a lot of melted tar with it. This Continued on Page 3 WEATHER Arkansas —Fair, colder, freezing tonight; Wednesday fair, somewhat colder in east portion. Memphis and vicinity—Fair End colder tonight; lowest temperature 16 to 20; Wednesday fair and. continued cold. The maximum temperature here yesterday was $2, minimum 37, cloudy wilh .10 of an inch rainfall, according to Samuel P. Norris, .official weather observer. Last night the temperature dropped to

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