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Blytheville, Arkansas
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YOLUMK XXXIV—NO. 270. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTItEAST AKKAN6AS ANO BOin'HRAST MISSOURI Blythevllle Courier BlythevNle Herald Blytliovlllc Dally News Mississippi Valley leader KLYT11KVII.U':, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, JANUARY :!l, IMS SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTil Winter's Mi SEME FREEZE iFire Loss HERE TONIGHT ! At Marve11 IS Cold Wave, Moving From West, Sweeps Toward Atlantic Coast Is $50,000 A si'vvrr frvtw uiul te-mp isres ran«i»{f from 12 lo 1G rrt's \srre forecast Tor norll MAHVKLL. Ark., Jan. 31. Umpire early today destroyed three buildings in the business dislriet here al an estimated loss of $50,(J{H) The fire was brought under control by equipment sent here from Marianna. The lire started in the Conner- Taylor liquor store and .spread lo a grocery slorc and meal tnakel. Cause was not known. Heir Appamil lo I he Sloiir By United Press A sub-y.ero cold wave, the most, severe of the winter, spread from tiie Rockies to the OIlio valley today tine!, whipped by high winds from DIP Canadian plains, moved swiftly i-.vard the Atlantic, sea- boa id. Temperatures tumbled ns much as 40_ decrees in ''Ve hours in Illinois, ending a w, 'k end of comparatively warm weather. The hitter cold meant additional hardship for lowland dwellers ulons the Rock river in northwestern Illinois, where Hoods swelled by ice jams, isolated homes and covered farm lands. One hundred lamilies fled theii homes south of Rock Island. Ill Ooras evacuated in other comnui- I'liles almi!! tlie stream. Government engineers warned other Jam- ilies to prepare to leave their homes. An ice gorge was forming where the river joins the Mississippi and caused additional concern to rescue workers. At Dixon. 111., a 90-foot power dam gave way under pressure of the ice and overflow barges and .small _lx,pts. were, destroyed .or _damaged^ by the crush. Another ice blockade threatened to send Hood waters over Smith i-'anel, the home of 35 families. They were prepared to evacuate. Five persons were burned to rlfalh and three others injured in tin Oxford, Ohio, home when kero- ;ene. used to kindle a fire, exploded. Fishermen Saved SAM FRANCISCO. Jan. 31. IIIP1 —Right fishermen were saved In a daring rescue by coast guardstner today three minutes before theii I'nomed trawler smashed to piece! in n GO-mile-an-hoiir gnle a mill no: th of point Reyes. The trawler, E. Antonl. owned by Standard fisheries, wallowed help- le-sly several hours in 20 foot waves atler a fishing net fouled her pro- pellor. Concrete Walk Will Complete NYA Project A concrete sidewalk is being laid from the new Home Economic.'! f cottage of the city high school to the main building as the final work of the National Youth Administration project. The 10 students of the city high rchool enrolled this year for courses In sewing, cooking and house keeping, are now using the new- brick cottage, which Iras been built by NYA students, The building Is at the northeast of tlie main building.' Bailey Appoints Former PWA Engineer As Rhyne's Successor LITTLE ROCK, Jan. 31. (UP) — Attaches of Gov. Carl E. Bailey's office today announced that W. W. Mitchell of Little Rock had been appointed to succeed James R. Rhyne as state highway director. Mitchell, a former PWA engineer, had been prominently mentioned as likely successor to the S5.000-a-year post since Rhyne's ismissal was announced late last veek. His appointment came at a lime vhen the state apparently was naking preparations for n large ilglnvay program. The meeting of he .bond financing board in Hot Springs with the chief executive By Jan. 16 Sds Mark A new all-lime \\mld record In cotton growing has been made by Mississippi eoimly. which t'nm'd 233.771 hales from the lim crop prior to Jan. Hi. and has at least 1U.OCO more liulcs to be ginned. 1 This Is Ihe amount of coUon ever grown by any one comity in the world, and really represents more cotton than Ihe number imtilics as the government estimate Is made by running bales which are heavier than the standard bak'.s of 500 pounds. Mississippi comity has been the largest cotton producing county in Die world since 1927, but hud never reached the present mark before because of the government control program. It was in 19IU that the county first exceeded Ihe 2(0,000 bale mark. In 1938. 197.351 running bales were ginned. The unusually inrge amount uf colton grown in Mississippi county during the past, season,••> j o|)l!e the government control piogtif, 1 was because of Ihe large amount of land now in cultivation. :[Vl;iv 'C iv r r y I. me of QiK'nis Into llurd Gcn- cralum :;oKMTI>YK, Ni'lhi'rliuuls. .Inn. II U!l>> -Prlni'csK Jultnna, lielr Ui the lluiine of Ihi' lluiise of Hanin 1 , •r birth In [t KlrJ ((Kluy, her licst child. 'Ihe baby, provided there I.s no fuluri' male child, was di'sllni'd lo i-any inlo Ihc third uclu'l iillon l|i<> linr of iiueens of Ibis sturdy mi- HIHI <if 11.500.110(1 people. Wllli Hie pretty, pink-checked princess, in lhr -semi circular while palace here, wore her mother tjni'i'n Wllhrliiilnu, whose heir she Ls. and ht'r husband of n year, Prince Iternard. bliu.self a scion ol tlie undent Clernmn house Uppi'-llli'stcrfcld. Prlnces-i .Inllana Arl'.ansnns Will Allciul "Litllc Fellow" Parley I 'I I I,K HOCK, -kin 31. <U1') — ,1 Vminn, lunn-ll Smith and Fivil Wiillim nl I,illli' Itnrk lell Hilly iial-iy Inr Washington lo all<n| I'li'ilcli'itt Ifci.-isi'Vi'K'.s national I'onli'renrr ill "llllli 1 bU'Uno^.s men" >n Wednesday. Vlnnrr spi'iil hi:; Last hours In (lie ilalr rimlrrrliiK with biislni'.'^ men o ili'lerinint 1 Ihrlr Ideas on what ,houlil be done about Ihe rmrrnl linptissi' between the I'.invrunu'nl inui bii'Llnt'SY Slalr Highway Depiirl- nu'iit Is Making Preliin- inury Survey ])fjssi'sslun:i all over the vvorld A preliminary survey Is belUK miidi- by the state lii^hway (lepurt- mi'nt lo route the proposed new overpass fur the I'r.lsto railroad al Yarbro, whli'li Is soon lo be tiri't'led .1. C. Perkins, uf (he slate high, way departmonL, Is here for several awalli'd news of the birth. As the | days, mapping out Ihe best route for the new overpass. When it Is dually decided how much land will vas.*expected to be the key to the program. fertility of the soil<' Jhiitl McLen'i in Was crop conditions. .<l•>' '•• ,„„.,,',' .,„; crop During the pirst year cotton was only grown on 275.000 of the- total 410.0(10 acres cultivated brjt. Oil: land yielded almost an nvi!r,i{te ofj Is this plctitre of mother and dabbler a prophesy that (he fumotis Hope Ulaniti'ftcl will continue to Rlitler at Hie. throat uf an Kvalyn HI throughout another generation? Kvalyn McLean the mother wears Ihe famous Jewel al left, anil at right Kvalyn the daughter, prophetically similar in pose and appearance, Jii'eins oillcial luinomicemonl was (lashed waiting batteries ol artillery inul cannon ol warships nt sea began HrliiK salutes of 51 nuns. It would have In 1 ™ 1(11 (Jims If the buoy had uenn n toy. Btms lived Ihelr news peoplr run from homes and nillces Into the streel.s io a*k whether suiled to' Ihe role of heir apparent to the stone. n bale per acre. Kidnap Slayer of Charles S. Ross Will Face Trial For Life W€Hl, CHICAGO, Jan. 31. (UP) — A srand jury indictment against John Henry Scadlund, confessed kidnap- slayer of CJinrles S. Hoss, was returned today in the court of United States District Judge Philip L. Sullivan. The grand Jury found that Sead- lund "wilfully seized CbHrles S. Ross in Franklin Park, 111., and abdiictcd him for (he purpose of holding him for ransom." Tlie Indictment said that, Ross was carried "in interstate commerce" overland by means of an automobile to Emily, Minn. Seadlund's case was assigned to the couii, of Federal Judge John P. Barnes. Ross was kidnaped last Sept. 25 as he was returning to Chicago with his secretary, Florence Frel- lage. from Sycamore. 111. His family paid $50.000 for his release but Ross was not, returned. Scadlund was seized by agent? of the federal bureau of investigation at Santa Anita race track Ir California early this month. That the farmers are cooperating witli the government and practicing the "Live at Home" pro- am is evidenced by only sllght- y more Ilian oiic-lmif of all Hie :ultivated Innd being planted in cotton. There was a total of 100.)00 acres planted in corn and soy jeans, 17,500 In foy beans alone and 18,000 in alfalfa in ism. These ligures are in round numbers and do not include smaller acreages or truck cro]« and guldens. Mississippi county's nearest competitor Is Bolivar county, Mississippi, which has ginned 187,2-13 tales, and Tularo county, Califor nla, with 150,177 bales, was thirt for 1937. In Arkansas, second lion ors went to Crittenden count) with 93. 512 tales, ami third hoii ors to Pbinsctt county, with 05. 158 bales. Craighead. with 08,430 was fourth; St. Francis, with (H 303. fifth; Phillips, with 02,095 seventh; Lee. with 48.183. eighth 3C.767. ninth, an Woodruff, with 32.237, tenth. Ciin 8Y BOB — BURNS _ ning reports are up to Jan 1&38. TOLL mEPHE Supreme Court Rules Fort Smith Cannot Prohibit Installation LITTLE ROCK, Jan. 3 (UPt— Upholding the decision of the Pn- aski county circuit court In favor of tiie Southwest Bel) Telephone company, the Arkansas supreme court today ruled that the city of Fort Smith coulil not enforce an ordinance prohibiting Ihe company from Installing toll telephones in tbnl. oily. After the lAsrt Smith city council passed the ordinance to attempt regulation of Ihe telephone system there the telephone company appealed to the state department, of public utilities for an opinion .The opinion was rendered in favor of the telephone company and the lower court held the opinion as legal. The deportment, of utilities said ! tin! Ixiliy was a i or u hoy and to begin a celobrallon that, aided by national holidays, was expected lo continue for days. , be needed and UK exact location Ihe chamber of Commerce will takr steps to obtain the land so tlm work can licaln within a short time The federal government, has appropriated $1.10.000 for Iliii project This amount is lo be supplemented with funds from the slate, to build ! Committee and Bontl House Representative Meet With Governor HOT SPRINGS, Jan, 31 IUP) — :<imiors of u forthcoming special session of the slale legislature vvi'ie current today as Oov. Carl I'.', tiailey met. with members of tln> Arkansas finance board lo lormulale u highway bond rofnnd- iiiji plan. The ijroup, comprising cloven members, Including State Comptroller J. O. God and the president uf the Arkansas Bankers association exolllclo, met at 1:30 p. in. .vlth bankers from Arkansas and .•iiiiroiindlnif .stHle.s to sound out prospective programs of retiring i!5l).000,OI)0 In highway bonds. If 114 plan Is adopted Gov. Bailey Is expected to call iv special scs- don of the legislature In. order to ipproprlale money to ho, matched vlth federal funds for n new highway program. Close observers today, although they expressed doubt that the fln- .ince yroup would reach a definite decision on the program, predicted that Clov. liallcy late today would announce whether he would jail a special legislative session. Among the bankers attending the meeting was A. O. Allen of tho it. Louis bureau of the Chicago Jtlfel-Nlclaus company. Allen was expected lo offer a i"Cfunding plan co members of the board. The chief executive, recovering j ram a severe cold and &• tonsil Inaction, presided over the nicet- ni!. Supreme Court Rules Wagner Act Valid rorecmrc | Japanese Apologies For "Slapping" Are Accepted WASHINGTON. Jun. 31 (UP) — The Dulled Stales today accepted us satisfactory expressions of re- urcl from Ihe Japanese government for tin: slapping of John M- Alllson, American consul, by u Japanese soldier nt Nanking, Canadian Housewives Use More Eiectricit TORONTO i UP)—The Cana'Jia householders use twice as much phone subscribers" and "mireason- WASHINGTON. .Ian. :<t (UP) — The supreme court, in a sweeping decision, held today that federal courts are without power lo en- Join proceedings <i[ tlie national labor relations board. The court distinguished sharply between proceedings of tlie labor hoard which It held coukl not he enjoined and orders of Ihc Ixiard which It noted mny Ue properly opposed in circuit courts under the procedure established by Ilie Wagner labor relations ncl. The decision was presented In' mcnls were Incomplete. ca-scs involving Ihe Detlilehem j ship building corporation and llu; Newport News shipbuilding corpora I ion. The court's decision was nnun- inoiis wish justice Benjamin N. Mrs. Frances Crawford Dies At Hebcr Spring! 11KBER SPRINGS, Jan. 31.—Mrs Kriinees Crawford. 20. wife of Waller L. Crawford, Ifeher Springs C'.-'burnc County Farm Security Administrator, died In a hosplta here loilr.y. Urslilcs her ]msband~~siie~ts sur- vlvecl by her parenls, Mr. and Mrs. Hoy liaywinklr. Funeral arrangc- eoncreli! hlnhway leading from lie overpass lo thq present Highway 01. It Is pliii'nnet! lo obtain funds for the laml wllhout dona- lous from locnl clllxcn.s, HIP Clium- >er of Commerco has announced. It Is hoped lhat the matter will complelely arrangetl in u week or ten days, It was announced to- Mrs. Walter Driver Is Hurt In Highway Wreck Mrs, Waller W. Driver, of Osceola. who was Injured In a hlghwaj accident, niinr that city I'Mi nlghl. Is resting very well at the Memphis Baptist hospital. Her Jaw mill nose were fractured and liei fare lacerated and bruised when a car In which she was riding collldcc with an Arkansas slate highway department machine. Neither Mr. Driver nor the chauffeur, who were also In the car, was Injured nor was the driver ol the second car. The accident i.s said to have occurred when. Ihe two machines sldeswlped eacli other, electricity as American homeowners because of cheaper power rates in the Dominion, p. S. Kec- nan, Canadian General Electric company salesmen here. Kecnan explained that because of tlie low cost Canadians lead in Stock Prices that the ordinance v.-as "unjust, Cardozo net participating due to unfair and Inequitable to tele- illness. I Justice Louis D. Brande-ls presented the opinion of the court. Swollen Drainage Ditches Help Lowers Get Timber to Mill? Mrs. Roosevelt Sends Book To Dyess Library I DYF.SS, Ark., Jan. 29. — The j Dyess Memorial Library has been j .'nade Ihe recipient of some lovely jifls recently, Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt has sent a copy of her new 1 book, "This Is My Story". This I autographed copy of the frank, j humorous, fearless autobiography! >f our first lutiy Is a lirlied artdl- I .Ion to the library. The Woman's I Jliili of Hector Arkansas have do-1 naled mi autographed copy ofl 'Thunder Mountain," by Zanel CJrey. Doctor J. O. Williams of thej Dapllst Sunday Scliool Board, ofl Nashville, Term., has contributed! -i sot of six books for children,! 'Tlie Standard Bible Story Read-l jr," by Llllic A. Paris. This is al erics of book.s beginning wltlif he primer and running through] lie sixth grade. Doctor WilltamsT .Iso contributed a copy of "I bare] You", by William IT. Danforthf 1. It. Dudley has given tho chll-. jren who read in the library, /ears subscription to "Story Par-] ide", and Miss Alllee Wilford, has !lven subscriptions to the "AmerJ lean Magazine", Woman's Homq Companion", and "Colliers". able", ordering that Ihc city should not interfere with the company's He ruled lhat court.'; may not In- activities In such a manner. Grrli Judgment Uphrlil tcrfvre with hoard hearings and since the Wagner The high Iribunal upheld the de.- \ labor aft nllords In ll.s procedure clsion of the Mississippi county constitutional protection against circuit court at Blytlievtlle giving ; unlawful acl.s of the labor hoard. the use of electricity for cooking, a verdict and judgment for SS.OOO | heating, refrigeration and home 1 1]1 fiivor of George P. Oreb. Circb ; lighting. Half of these stories about pic- tore actors out here hi Hollywood beln' at "outs" with each other are about as well founded as the story that got out about two of my uncles down home. They were both pretty old and lived on the >;ame road but they never visited each other. Finally the people. In town got to thinktn' they were bitter enemies and were jest waltin' for the to , d to start. As years went by and nothln' Happened some of the inquisitive citizens went out and asked one of my uncles why he never called on Ms broil«r NEW YORK, Jan. 31. (UP) — \Veakness in American Tobacco unsettled 'stocks today after Uie market had scored a technical recovery tinder lead of steel shares A T & T HO 1-2 Anaconda Cop 30 1-h Assoc DO 63-4 Beth Steel .15 1-4 Boetns; Air 29 3-8 Chrysler 53 3-4 Cities Scrv 17-8 Coca Cola 115 . 39 3-8 . 33 5-8 .. 595-8 .. 32 1-2 .. 163-4 .. 4 3-4 .. 36 3-4 .. 61-8 .. 225-8 .. 19 3-4 .. 14 1-2 .. 47 .. 38 1-2 .. 65 .. 53 5-8 Pew York Cotton NEW YORK, Jan. 31. (iJPt Cotton closed steady. open high low close Mar 834 843 83-1 8-12 8« 850 842 850 850 857 Gen Elcc Gen Mot Int Harvest Montgomery Ward . N Y Central Packard Phillips Pet Radio Schenley Dlst — Simmons Secony Vac Std. Oil N J Texas Corp U S Smelt U S Steel sued R. C Rose for Injuries and Several File Suits damages due lo the negligence of My uncle says "Well, we're both pretty old and we're both very "if and even If Ho I'^ard me l!n«k I wouldn't be able to hear )ilm say "Come-in." May . July 851 857 Oct 861 869 8«0 Dec 867 870 8CT 873u Jan Simts closed steady at 852. up 9 New Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS. Jan. 31. (UP> —Cotton futures closed steady today with net gains of 40 to 50 cents a bale. open high low close 840 855 849 855 863 the latter's agent in the failure to leave his truck and trailer properly lighted vvhni he parked on tlio side of a road. Melvln swincn lost his appeal from St. Francis county circuit j court seeking lo have a one year • suspended sentence for grand larceny dismissed. For Divorce Here Several divorce .suits have been filed In chancery court here re' ccnlly. Iflgli water may menuce Ihe nrre.s ami is one of the few re- lowland farmer, but It has proved matning large stands of Umber li a boon lo lo^hu: crews In the: this county. The Umber includes "cypress, oak, ash and collonwood about 200.000 feet of which is cu of the swollen drainage ditches to and sent on Its way to the- mil float limber from remote )H>ititS| each month, according to Eddi' Ulg Lake bottoms northwest Gosndl who arc taking advantage (o where It can be loaded on railroad cars and sent on Its way io Ihe mill. With lumbermen, "floating" has long Iwen a favorite method of ttansportlng logs from woods to mills or to loading centers, In places where streams arc available, in this section, however, it is not until the fall and winter Mar. May July Oct. Dec. Jan. 858 863 874 876 !79b 879 882 858 863 874 882 The Greb-Rosc case was tried here last summer with Russell J. Uorscfield of St. Louis and Claude !•'. cooper representing Orcb and Roid oiKl Kvrard and Harrison. Mrs. Clfintnio Hraddoclc Is| rains conic and fill tlie network Ing a divorce from l.insey Brad-] of drainage ditches is It possible dock and chiirjiltK imlisnilies.l to find suitable conditions for Mrs. Neil K. Earnest allri;cs siral- j noallng logs. Most of the larger lar ^rounds in a suit against Hen- drainage canals here are al a low ry J. Earnest and the fame chargcj siase in the summer and many of i.s the basis of J. F.. Vines Miitjihc small lateral ditches are com- ncalnst Mrs. -Sylvia Vines. Claude plotcty dry. P. Cooper is attorney for the] Thus. In the summer, the llm- Siuith and Taylor representing i Rose. Voter Wrong 21 Years, But Now He's Citizen 863 858 879 j 882 I 885b NORTH ADAMS. Mass. (UPI — Joseph Suve became an Aincilcan riii?en. but It didn't add any new tivic duties. lias voted In every vlcc- Chicafio Wheat open high low close May 927-8 931-2 923-4 93 July 871-8 883-8 873-4 88 Suave. spots closed steady at 885. up'lO. ^ ^ thought he automatically bt-oame a citizen when his fallicr citizenship papers. May Jtily Chicago Corn open high low close 591-4 595-8 583-4 587- CO CO 1-8 591-2 091-2 heat 'MA pressure. plaintHIs. | brrman finds himself faced with Mrs. Roberta Still is asking «! long, trdlous hauls over roads that divorce from .1. F Sllll and also';are none too good, and the pro' crss of Retting logs and piling from Ihe woods to a railroad Is talxirlous and expensive. For Ihe past two years the men directing the work of Getting ou (iiiibor for the Cliapman-Detvej Lumber company at Marked Tree from (lie HI? Lake section nea Gosnell have lakeii advantage o the high slage of water in tin the personnel division of the civil;drainage ditches to float timber t, service commission as eligible for'" convenient, loading place A appointment as mechanical helper."" l'«*™t i me JL C T °L^ Granite is a fliic-formerl rock which has been exposed I" S' charges indignities. Her attorney is Ed 13. Cook. Ben Wiggins Eligible For State Appointment LITTLE ROCK. Ark,, Jan. 31 — Among 12 persons announced bv ppointment as mechanical helper. , » at the state hospital Is Ben Trainer proxlmalely 100 men is engage Wiggins of Blythcvlllc. I '» cutting logs «nd piling for th The. position pays $45 a month ! Marked Tree concern In this sec . and maintenance at the stalo ho:;-!" 011 . .„„„ The tract Includes about 12,00 Kortl, one of IIic foremen direct Ing the work. Mr. Ford's work t In the interest of both Drainag District 11 and the Chapman Dcwcy people. Kibert Powell o Marked Tree Is In charge of th •ork lor the lumber concern. The process used by these me i bringing the logs lo Roscland', here they can be loaded ou rail-' •end cars for shipping Is an In- erestlng one. When the timber s felled some dislance from any if the connecting ditches It is oaded on a "mud boat" and laulcd to the water. In places where Ihe mud is foo deep for mule teams to work oxen are used. The latter animals are capable of working In mud in which ir.'-luo will slip and fall. Tlie timber is floated or hauled :o various concentration points on :he main canal where, when sufficient quantities have been ns- semblcd, a giant raft Is formed Two Are Acquitted Of Vagrancy Chargs Cases of vagrancy and pubul drunkenness occupied tho attention of Municipal Judge Doyle Henderj son in court today, of the fou cases of drunkenness, two wei fined $10 each and two had the! fines suspended. The cases of Wilkcs Wright am Charles Wright, both of whom wer charged with vagrancy, were dls .nisscd by the court. Pollack Will Discuss "Life of Emile Zola' by nailing the logs, and piling to- and central portions. Rabbi Herman Pollack of Temp' Israel will speak tonight st 8i( o'clock nt the Presbyterian churc of Osceola on the "Life of Emi Zola." It was announced today th: everyone is cordially invited. WEATHER Arkansas—Pair, slightly cold in east portion; severe freeze t night; Tuesday partly clone slowly rising temperatures In we gether. Then Ihe raft Is towed by a motorboat about 14 miles to the Roseland pumping station several hundred yards from Hie railroad where the timber is hoisted en railroad cars lor shipping. ^ ^^^ tmpera , ure Sometimes us many as 500 logs, yesterday was 58, minimum : Memphis and vicinity—Fair ai colder tonlglit; lowest temp;r lures tonight. 12 to 16; tomorn fair, wllli sloivly rising temper tures. are fastened together and floated down tlie ditch at one time.. When piling are floated down the stream cloudy, with .95 of an Inch rainfa according to Samuel P. Norrls, of cisl weather observer. Last nig the load usually does not exceed! the temperature dropped lo 18 d 300 pieces. I grees.

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