The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 1, 1934 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, November 1, 1934
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Served by the United Press VOL. XXXI—NO. 195 r/'^- Blyihertlle D»JJy Newt BlytheTille OturtW X-V MU8lMl PP' Vulley Le«der BlytheTille HermW THEXttHOXSgRffiR NEWS HOME EDITION to Wed Bok TO UP, George Hartford, Fearing Depression, 0 r cl e r ed One-Year Leases in '27 By GEOROE W1EDA NEA Sfrvioe Staff Cftmspflridciit NEW YORK. NOV. 1.—In 1921, George Hartford, gray, conservative, grown-iip-vi'ith-thc-business walcli dog of the treasury nnd chairman of the board of directors ot the Greal Atlantic & pacific Tea Company, scented disaster and barked out a decision that set tiie stage for Ills organization's closure of 300 stores' in Cleveland the other dayi when labor troubles threatened. I Alarmed by the rising tide of i prices, and having been through several other business depressions, Hartford turned bearish. He de- cited It .would be folly for his 15,000 stores to be caught with "long- term leases at high rentals when thc debacle came. Because A. & P. is mostly a family affair—53 'per cent of the common stock in the hands of the Hartford family and kin—he was able to lay down and enforce the principle that store and warehouse leases should not be renewed foi terms longer .than one year. Now about 95 per cent of their real estate is occupied on that basis. That jx>licy meant, when Hartford decided to close down in Cleveland, that there were few long-term obligations to lie the organization down, it could pocket its loss ot a few months' rent on eachi store move stock and fixtures to new locations and in a short time be using them for making profits again. . The action also reflected another of Hartford's avowed principles formulated a few years ago during the widespread agitation for thc chain store taxation: "If the people of the United States like our stores so little that they arc willing to tax us out of business, that is their affair. We will:'shut up our shop. We' have not spept, nor will we spend'a single penny to fight chain store tax- .ation." '-*J -. V..-,;..,. ._: -^. ThisWay .bV.ih'e^keyrijjfeof passive resistance that influenced Hartford's decision to "close ' up shop' in Cleveland, f • • . U is a far cry from the present George Hartford's organization with Its 90,000 employes, 15;000 stores bakeries, factories nnd warehouses to thc enterprise launched 15 years ago by his father, 'also named George, because a leather merchant and would-be swell objected to pay- Ing Ihe current price of $1 a pound for lea. • Business Boomed From First Tile elder George Hartford had stemmed from Maine stock, gotten his merchandizing training in Boston and St. Louis and landed In New Jersey looking for a new opportunity, which presented itself in George oilman's resentment against the tea gouge. They opened a .store in Vesey street, New York, with the primary object of selling tea for less than $1. Business boomed. Gilman retired to spend ills profits. Harlford stayed on the job to boom the business into what even then was a giantof merchandizing. By the time the present George Hartford squeezed into the cashier's cage on Vesey street in 1880. the business had. expanded to 100 units and already had changed its name from "The Great American Tea Company'' to "The Great Atlantic &; Pacific Tea Company," commemorating the first transcontinental railroad, linking the two oceans. Real Growth Began in 1912 The day , in the Hartford history that is lettered in red even , more vivid than the slore fronts came in 1912 when the grocery octopus was a baby with onlv 400 tentacles, it , ras ln 1912 that'Bro- ther John, ei S ht years younger than George, launched an experiment, following to absurdity t h c idea motivating their father's first slorc- Ihe "economy slore" which would extend no credit, make no deliveries, take up orders. Up to that time thc Harlford slorcs always had been conducted on lints ,of businesses, luring customers with premiums and charge accounts, lak- Ing a low iiercentage o; profit, nnd even carrying the store to customers through route-men who knocked at back doors to sell a pound of (ea or a can of fruit. $1,000,000,000 » Ye»r With his father's consent, Brother John set up his first economy store just around the corner from thc most prosperous of the organization's units in Jersey City. In ,1 few weeks the big store w'as out of business. Then followed a period of expansion probably without «iual in American business. In 900 days— jfss than three years—the Hart- lords put i,,t 0 operation more than ol > than eUYit new stores each stole Ande -_ .J15 they have tir store total lo 15,000, Jiomance lias tuvadcd the classroom ot Stephens College, Co- Junibfa, Mo., and Miss Nellie Lee Holt, professor ofrrelifilous education, above, will wed Curtis Eok, eon .of tfee late, Edirarrt Bok, wealth; Philadelphia publisher. Miss Holt roade the an- rouneement at a teachers' contention in Omaha. Busy Second Week Prospect As End First Week Nears In of With the end of the first week of the two weeks session of circuit criminal court here near today a heavy docket of important trials looms ahead for the final day of the week Friday and the. second week-.of court. '' Trfel of the .alleged slayers of C. AV Martin, youthful. taxi, drivers the Barnes trio, is" easily the most Important in-public interest. Other murder trials, involving negroes, are also to be-triedVhowever, a'iid will force court officials to put In a crowded, week' lo try all.cases W which defendants are being held in jail. ' \ 49 True Bills The grand.jury submitted Us final report late yeslerday afternoon and was discharged. It reported a total of 49 true bills returned and no true bills in cases of P. E. Brat- crier, Tommy Walker, Robert Tri- mne, D. A. Cannimore and W. S. Storey, the latter having been held to the jury for an alleged criminal violation of election laws. -The report, signed by J. A. Leech, foreman, and J. W. Shouse, secretary, stated that the courthouse had been found in a good state of repair except, that rest room facilities were, not in good shape, and that the jail was in excellent condition, but suggested the immediate supplying of necessary bed cov- nv s. Among appeal cases in which convictions of lower courts have been affirmed was one in which Roy Albertson, driver for the Monarch Poultry and Egg company of Kansas City, Mo., was fined for gas tax evasion. At the time of Al- bcrUon's trial charges of pcrsecu- :ion were hurled at Arkansas revc- lue officers by a traffic manager for the Kansas city concern who threatened to route his trucks around Arkansas and through counsel, John Mosby of Lepanto announced his intention of carry!ig the case to the "state supreme coun nnd the United States supreme court if necessary." Today Mosby appeared in court, stating that he had been instructed to dismiss the appeal and offering public apology o state revenue officers, declaring Ihe Kansas city companv had found that ils driver, and another arrested in Arkansas, had misinformed thc company as to fads In the .cases. Prison Terms for Three Three Paragould men. former railroad employes, were given prison terms by Claude p. cooper act- iHC Ilinpfi nt .%;__,,:i _ , , . Futrell Concedes Draw . When Allen Offers Alibi HOT SPRINGS, Ark,, Nov. !. SUP)—Gov. O.K., Allen or Lousiana protested against "tough breaks" here today'when Gov. J. Marlon Futrell of Arkansas upset him in a fishing contest, Jive bass Lo tour. "Bui two big ones got away," Governor Alton protested. '"iliey were that long"—the governor opened Ills nrms. "We hful cm awful wind, up our wily," Governor Fulrcll retorted. The two went.'out in separate boats this morning and fished in opposite ends of Lake Hamilton. Governor Piitrcll finally agreed—us news cameras clicked, to "cull II a dr.-uv nnd start over again some other time." Carolina Officers Spirit Suspect Away From Angry Citizens THOMASVILLE, N. C.. Nov. 1 (UP)—A negro suspected of assaulting a white woman this morning was arresied this after nocn by officers who spirited hi.'i out of the county away from '. mob of several hundred citizens Maty Dorsett. 25-year-old white woman, was attacked near hci lie, cfTiccrs said, by a' "tall negro man" who carried a pistol Threats to lynch the negro if he is found were hurled by members of the crowd, many of whom were air.ied with guns and othei Although officers said thc ~nc- scriplion of the negro arrested '.allied with that of the man de- scribjd as the attacker by Miss Dorselt, the - mob continued its search on the .theory, the right, man. may not have been arrested .US,'ARKANSAS : THURSDAY, NOVBMUKR 1, IDS- Robert McHaffey Is County "Plant to Prosper" Winner SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTO' Exonerates Oilier Defendants of Blame In Utilities Collapse CHICAGO. Nov. 1 i UP) Samuel Insull, tears rolling down his ruddy face, testified In federal court today that the 10 men on trial wlln him were "not in any way responsible" foi- the collapse of his $2.000.000,000 utility empire.-. The government elmrgus liisnll and his associates with mall frauds aggregating 5143,000,000. Insutl's exoneration of the other defendants, including his son, created a flutter of excitement in the packed' court room as lie pointed.a finger nt. the -nmy of his oils time associate's. : ; "If I feel some embarrassment slttlns here i feel It infinitely more for these younger men who have no responsibility whatever in (his situaUun." he 'said. . Yesterday 15 of Insnll's co-defendants—mostly officials of the crumbled Corporation Sccurilie.-, company—made n futile effort (o obtain freedom by directed verdicts of acquittal. Only Insull nnd his son, Samuel; Jr., failed to petition for directed vertlicls. . .. . Crowd. -Wreaks Havoc -•-•[ ;4s- Chicago-'Fair Closed : CHICAGO, Nov. 1 (UP)—A mob of " Hallowe'en : merrymakers that flooded tile grounds of the world's fair on ijs closing night caused damage estimated at 5150,000, it was revealed today by Maj. Lenox R. Lohr. general manager of the exposition. "If the • fair hod opened for business today." lie said, "it would cost about $150,000 to replace everything stolen or damaged." He pointed out, however, that Ihe 51,000,000 job of razing the fair must begin at once anyway and consequently the damage caused will be calculated at much ess. Official figures given out today showed the attendance on the clos- ng day of the two-year fair' was 372,127—the biggest'day of any throughout the two seasons. ! The Hallowe'en merry makers wrecked large areas of the $55.000,000 exposition, tearing buildings apart, trampling elaborate gardens, throwing hundreds of benches and chairs into lagoons.' 'ring RFC loans of $1,631,000 to an amount for. which holders will f»»™tlei' $2,683,272 in bonds of he districts a considerable amount has, already been raised Only about $22,000 of the amount the couV™'T-''" "'k <1i£Uict ° f per cent 01 the' su^Mas^'rc' been scaurca. More . than.half if m-,!-,""',?'!" 1 ' lecessa '}' '".. the 05- ceola district has been secured i.ic amounts ' nre being ra!--t'l by agrieinents between commissioners and landowners u-herccv payment or dt!iii QUent taxes for ""am. years will result in cancellation of taxes for other years. The money would bc hct(I Jn Luke Eoldcn was <l; Sam wlierry and" Jesse Hc'nsirv ;erc given six year sentences w th two Wars suspended. ~" Ir pleas were entered in court by agreement and thcv will begin sen-Ing their penitentiary terms immediately. The trio a l". cdly stole a large amount of surar over a period ot time out oC •""•" temporarily sidetracked at ri .g — ---• u<* «-»n,tJiii,-in, WlIJ) still operator who used the loot JEFFERSON FERA Plans Audit of Schools Asking Help LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 1 (UP)— school districts' applications for eachers unemployment aid will not be approved until PERA auditors check financial conditions in the districts, Slate Administrator W R. Dyess said today. Many applications already have been received. Dycss reiterated in .a letter today •) all districts' applying for aid hat schools opening prior lo ccr- ificatlon by FERA auditors would do so at their own risk and that he relief organization would as- .iime no responsibility for, pay- ncnls to teachers in any districts hnt may be abl= to quality later, Numerous Divorce Suits Awaits Chancery Term A number of divorce cases have been filed In chancery court hero recently. Court meets here Nov. 28. Among them are the following- Gertrude Shcwbutrts vs. Orval Shcivbuirts. Clarence Meadows, attorney; Gladys Hammock vs. Oeo Hammock, Neill Reed, attorney; Beula Praett vs. Raymond Prcietl, Geneva Wilkerson vs. tahn Wllker- son. R. s. Hudson; Roscvle McClure vs. R. D. McClurc, Ed Clay- Ion vs. Ethel Clayton, Virgit Greene- Sem a E. Le e vs. Stanley G. Lee, Bruce Ivy. J. W. Cl'.tlstbn vs. irma Louise Christian, n. H. Williams vs. Quen- slc Williams.' o. A. Lambert vs. Pear] Lambert, Texas Lofton vs torcst Lofton, Kathryn Wcstcrfleld vs. Joe B. Wcsterfield, Millie Chris- jopher vs. Lewis Christopher, Clial- mer D. Lovell vs. Majorlc Lovell, «J Co ""er vs. Virgil o. Con »«f, Claude p. cooper, attorney. Neeclec .Settlement Raised Efforts to bridge, (lie gap -b»- Iween .avnilablc RFC loan.?- and the demands O f bondholders' bv commissioners of D'ralnage Dislrcl NO. si nnd Siib-dlsti-lc(s No. 3.and No. 4 of District No. 9 in order to reflnance the . districts' obliea-' lions jire uiKt-^'-rfitliKA^t^in^i^ support. W, taxpayers :in the 1 'dls- RoUci-t MrlhilVey. 19-year-old 4-H flub member w!io farms 15 acres war New f.tborly, has Uei,,, U ward'••(l Ihe Mississippi county "Hani lo Prosper" cortlllcate in tile Mem- PDts Commoroliil Apjioal dlvei'slllca- '»)!] contest. Me will compete- for , )r liics of $100 or fnsi place and $35 for wrond. I'lrst pri/.c'winners In the slates «H compete for lh c $500 graiKl Prize. CicoiRe 1'ayne tuK | uctliiiny fniiBht received honorable mention In this comity. Voimg Mcllalley sliowed an un- HMKilly MX-II plnimcil diversification program, according to Troy Mulllns, assistant comity agricultural audit. Of his 75 acres, 73 n re 111 ciilll- viUlon There arc lour In tho family and clsht Individuals living on Hie farm, which has five mules, four cows, 11 hbgs, Q.| chickens. He hud 31 acres of colton, wlilcli yielded 25 bnlps; 20 acres nt corn, yield not completed; live acres of alfalfa gave 12 Ions; live acres ot soy beuns gave 12 ions; one nnd u hnlf acres of sorghum gave 100 ual- lonsj one-half ucve of polaloes yielded 32 bushels; all of his onc- Ditlr ncrc of sweet notnloes have not yet been duu; lie used one- eighth of an iirre for u garden, two nnd n half iicres for peiuints. one- half ncrc for 500 watermelons. ' The family preserved meal, 62 quarts of vegetiiWcs, 163 (iiiarls of fnill, innde SB ixxmds ot lurd, 10 glasses of Jolly, H <|iuirts of Jam, and will huvc- honey f,. om .,r, ^ staiuls. All of the records were unusually hlijh nnd the results ivere very close. - to returned •ofinanci - i" "a RFC loans >ver a long pe.. u the districts. Copies c' the o >- J.formation in det.i'il ~ iancin-j program is e office of R. i, tl co'trt clerk. use here. .. axpayers : unless . the a ' :i '•• •"••--^f"!. would be repaid available at ; in the s, cir- court Vationa? Committees Report Expenditures . Pledges or cooperation h nvc also been received from [he heads of a 'ne y °' 10Ca ' Imlllstr i« "S £ M 0nCCr " S " Ct Im1u ^ a f" n „ ° gr ° Up cla '«i»cat!ons. ng these are the Arfcansns-MIs- sun power Co., the OV. i. (U p)- Thc Democratic national committee today i-ejwrled campaig "res of $92 . 294 . 45 ^ v ber 1 and October 25. The report of [he Republican na°"".- CO "-'IL!, tte ' rilcd previously ™ '"? ^^ of the house, showed Sf 2! , lrCS , or mm for '"« I»- od September 1 to October 20 e Dc " locr!<ti c report showed i°»s or s *"«« past com,. o --..,.„. \vcrc listed ii too Democratic report. It showed, however, that $15,000 had been 'Paid on a loan from John j Ras . 3b. former national committee chairman. TV committee still owes naskob 560.250. according to th» re- wrt. Five Engineers Drown When Water Pipe Fails GAULEY B R "llX!E, W. Va., Nov. i <yp»_pive engineers employed by the Babcock-Wilcpx Enslncer- ng company of New York drowned today. when a 30-foot water power pipe fcnrst. The men were trapped In a concrete turbine house at Ihe Hawks Nest power project, belli" constructed above here. - ; Three of thc bodies were recovered. Among those drowned wns James Hall, 30. consulting engineer. Officials refused lo divulge names of the olhcrs. The men were testing the pipe, company officials here snkl. Advisory ^Group Organized Last Night; Orders Taken for $1,150 in Scrip An advisory council, to cooperale with the executive board of the Blyllievillo Heller committee In putting new life Into the scrip program for raising relief funds, was organized al a meeting nt the city liull last night. About 50 [arsons, most of them heads of trade groups nnd civic and social organizations, were present. Subscriptions were taken tor $1 '50 In scrip and $00 In scrip slamns and unanimous approval was given «• motion by Mayor Cecil Shane calling uiwii members of all groups represent on the council to use scrip in paying their first of the month bills nnd in meeting other obligations. Eleven trncte and professional groups have already pledged support to the program and elected officers lo coordinate.,their cooperation with the movement: Retail goods, shoe mid clothing mer- afte'rnooh to coinp.lete their-organ'-' izatlon. T !" e tradl! w hi c h have organized and their officers are Retail grocers: w. D MeMiillIn' chairman; G. w. Moore, secretary.' ... Wholesale grocers: Fred Mallh- secr', . rm "" : ^'"oy 'Huddlcston Construction industry B D Per- guson^hairman; u. s. Branson, ^Auto dealers: To m Little, chnir- Lnwycrs: Zal Harrison, chair>"fl»: Claude Cooper,.secretary Filling. sl ations: Clovis Crockett chairman; Mike'Bonibolaskl, sccrc- , Wholesale gasoline dealers: F. B. Druggists: s. C, Owen, chairman; E. P. Borum, secretary Billiard halls: Fred srillba, chair- p-' z and R OX y theaters, the Pfl rm- Bank and Trust Co. Coopera- lon 1 WS „,„ , K pro|nbc P»« 'ocal sc j,ool system and bv Dud son post, American Nudists "Legislate" on Goose-Flesh, Life in Raw , - of , P ,T- PCS " ntt thc enactment lsIa lion favorable to human- Hi the raw-raw, were chief concerns of nudists al (he Int-r- atlonal Nnturils Conference held near here. terei;lnrt blX>W - a " roofr<;a "" on a .!' . ncws P»Per, was elected 1 '"' dozen states DurliiB nun H'PS, from nearly a attended. much of thc two-day balh robes had to be , . -- sn »l out l!ic Oln'o Oc; ober C hii. Tne 1035 convcnl , All! no hnlrl In c- , i_ n!i I oeptcmber "at a piace to be announced later." Telephone News Service Was Very Efficient sold h \T° °' the ; ^ ylc sprlnecr - cfil(!f r of the Wcyauwega Tel- Coritpanv ' Cows, sheep "horse- ch '"ery truck?.' irSs' Jars ^ 1>upl>rcs - fufnlture, . OhrWnws trees, 'r'u"" ""^ aild er ° hCr Job ' Mrs ' for " Miral subscribers. Scls Million-Gal' Domestic Production Scliecl u 1 o for 1935 DETROIT, 'NOV. I. (UP)— Henry Ford sees a year of "Improved business" ahead n nd to:lay set the 1M5 production of his company at at least ..n million for domestic use. This would be the highest production since 1030, when Ford's world production totaled 1,485,000 cars. "Our experience during lli c lust six months and what we see In tho fiiturq tells us n ,yenr of Improved business is ahead," Ford.said. World production for 1934 MRS set early I his year nt 600.000. Already the company has turned out 700,000 cars with prospects of a substantial turnout during November and December. The 1035 quota of 1,000.000 docs not Include those for use abroad. This production, which will be over and above Ihe "one'million or better" estimated by Ford today, nmy depend on political .developments 'In Europe. It .tfas ;1idt"omclally estimated for thai reason. rv>rd managers'- gathered here from all parts of the country today lo Icam that Ford 1$ planning the (Irst one million car ycnr since 1930. The company turned out 702058 cars In 1831. 432,180 In 1032, and 501,488 in 1933. "»o you think 1935 will end the depression?" Ford was asked. "Why, the depression would be over for the whole country very soon If American ' Industrialists would just forget the alphabet schemes and take hold of their industries and run them with good sound. American business, sense" Ford replied. "They should lake hold of their country, too, (n thc same way and run it with good, sound, American common sense." Floyd A. White Opens New Shoe Department J-loyd A. While today opened a new shoe departme"'. in the New York slore. Mr. White who has had 30 years experience in the retail shoe business. Is well known in this section. He came here In 1820 from Pnragould, where he had been connected with the Bcrtig Store Co. since 1013. After five years with the BcrJIg store here Mr. White hcrticrl establish thc Bootcry, in which lie was interested until recently. The new shoe department will be modern in every respect and new firlures will !>e installed In a short time. A complete line of thc popular priced Metro-Craft shoes for ladies will be featured Mr. White will also carry a complete stock of Wayne Knit and Admiration hosiery. Canada Proudly Claims "Perfect Detective" MONTOEAI, (UP>—The "perfect detective" has been found here. He is Capt. Edmond prisoners' department, who is noted for his remarkable memory. Nearly 30,000 prisoners appear before him every year. Yet he can, on sight of a prisoner, recall without delay when and on what offense he or she last appeared in court, or whether It was tltc prisoner's first appearance. Eckener Reveals Dirigible Plans IsS isK'K&' '•'(-f ''Jfct telifilp' Dr. Hugo Eckenor, shown nlinvo leaving (ho Whlto lloiiso after outllnlni; to President ilooaovelt Iilann for dirigible, aervlco bo- twcon United States nml Kurouo, told tbo Federal Aviation Commission ho w(i3 seeking a miltalita baso for the. cxiicriinonlal trips. Ho hoitcs tlio naval elation nt Lakcliurat, N. J.,. will i, 0 m ,:. available, IL'piOPE Postoldcc Depart m e u t Negotiating for Transatlantic Service WASHINGTON, Nov. 1. (UP) — The poslofflce department has entered informal negotiations with Commodore Hugo Eckener tor experimental transatlantic airmail service beginning next July, the United press learned today. Eckener, whose Graf Zeppelin has made many successful flights from the North African const to Pernambuco, Brazil. htv s been called upon by Harllee Branch, second assistant postmaster general to furnish In writing a proposition to carry mail by air to Europe next summer. Branch conferred with the German dirigible expert here last Monday. The postoilice executive told Eckener that the department was very much Interested in transatlantic airmail service and asked the flyer to submit a concrete proposition in writing as soon as possible. During' his conversation with Branch, Eckener said that it would 3C possible to fly mail lo Europe by Zeppelin in approximately 48 hours, about three days less than required by fastest mail vessels. fcimessejm Takes • Fo Woods Following IJx'- change of Shots, f "'" ANT01NE, Ark, Nov. 1 (UP) — Hloodhoimds bijrd llnnugh \soods leav here today hunting George Harris, jiickson renn, world \uu i-eteran, who exchanged shots with Sheriff Tom rolleson In n gun mtlle today at Arkadelphla. Tolh'Kon Attempted to stop Hnf- •Is' Car. early todn) on Instruction* 'roni Hot Springs olflccii who gave' .he license numbei of Harris' machine ns thill on u C ai driven by i robber who look $40 fiom a ser vice station last night Harris' cur sped uwaj out of, sight of the puisulng sheriff's nu- omobllc. sonienhcic along the *ay Harris stopped and fled afoot into woods. His wifo riroio the car several miles, decoying onkers,, while Harris, escftlied, ^ Mrs. Harris and hci 10 year-old laughter, Mnrlc, \\Arc returned to, Hot Springs. *• I'araut Nttto Killer HAMPTON, Aik, Nov 1 (UP)— onicers continued a relentless search lor Clinton MntlocV, cn houn county negio, charged In connection with thc slaying of Roy Spear, 45, of 1 toman Ocputy Shenir Mai.ry nichl" (Salrl at noon thai no truce of the n»* had been fouml. Water Company Bond Issue Given Approval The Blytlicyille Water companj, organized to lake o\ei the local water system Irom the Associated Utilities compans now in ieceiv- crship, MS authoilztd by the Arkansas Corporation commission at Little nock yesterday to Issue $145," 000 in .(ira-pei cent first moitcagtj bonds. The commission also ap proved sale of 1500 shares of capital stock of'thf companj The new company, organized by "fSH, K-iJohnston, of,Okla|ioma- City, aiuLN. B Murphj and R O Cutler, Little Rock has not as yet taken possession or the properly Their plans for Its operation have not, been rereiled. but It Is understood here that Mr Johnston nlfl, move to Dlytheilllc to lake person- nl charge. Former Constable Here Fined on Liquor Char" OSCEOLA, Ark, Ifov 1 — Gray. BlylheMlle resident and former constable of Ch.ckasav,ba township, entered a plea of gui!- ty to a charge of transporting liquor i,, M ng i s |iate G 1, Watl- dell's court heie this morning and' was fined S200 nnd costs - <• Gray was arrested by Webb Grcar and Herman Spicci Jep- uty sheriffs, on n road ur D f here last night He wis r>, i- n truck loaded with 250 gal of liquor, it was stated l Gray paid off his fine and costs nnd was released. Witness Disputes Claim of Youth Seeking Fortune NEW LONDON, Conn.. Nov. 1. (UP)—Thc claim of Byron (price) Palmer of Stuttgart. Ark., that he is an heir to the $2,000,000 estate ot the Palmer family was disputed "t superior court today in a new- phase ot a legal contest involving the boy's paternity. Mrs .Ada H. Whnrton testified that Byron is the son of Mrs. Elizabeth Price, contradicting claims that he was born to Mrs. Price's half sister, Mrs. Audrey Palmer, and that state and church were deceived as to Ins true parentage Airs Palmer Is the widow of the late Charles T. Palmer. . Wrong Card In Bridge Game Was To Blame BROCKTON, Mass. (Up)—Tlie Lawrences were having a friendly game of bridge, but as the game progressed Everett Lawrence almost killed his partner. In divorce proceedings, Lawrence's wife, Eleen, charged that her husband tried to throw her out of n window because s!ie played a wrong card. Duck Hunter Didn't Shoot But Got His Game PUEBLO, ,Colo. (UP)-Charles Dies went duck hunting and got a fine Mallard, without firing a shot. while en route with a companion to a. nearby lake in tho early hours, oles saw the duck sitting in the road ahead of his car, bilntted by the liglils. He stopped, and with the lights still in the duck's eyes, stole up on ft from behind. Paul Elam Under Bond on New Narcotic Charge Paul Elam,'local man, has been released under J2000 bond by U S. Conimissloner E. .L. Westbrook, Jr., at Jonesboro after being arrested under a federal court bench warrant, charging possession of narcotics in violation of federal" laws. . . ,.-••'.• Elam is now charged with narcotic law offenses In U. s. district- courts at Jonesboro and Cape Gir- ardcau. . • ,, Flag of Honduras Given Rotary Club A silk flag of Honduras-was presented lo the Blytheville Rotary club today by C. A. Cunningham, chairman of the club's InternationV al service committee, at the. regular weekly luncheon today on behalf of English speaking residents of Tegucigalpa, Honduras. ':• Tlie club, through its committee,-sent a number of books to the Tegucigalpa library for the use of English speaking residents of the city and they sent the flag in return. WEATHER Arkansas—Fair and colder in east and south portions, frost tonight. Friday fair, rising temperature. Memphis and vicinity—Fair and colder tonight, probably heaiy frost. Friday fair with rising; temperature. The maximum temperature here yesterday was. 84, minimum +3, clear, with 22 of' an inch raln- r.ill last night, according to Samuel F. Spins, official ifemher oh- scrur. list night the temper*, ture dropped .to 37

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