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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, February 2, 1938
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of NORTHEAST AKKAN8AS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOLUJ1I-; XXXIV—NO. 272. Blythevllle Courier Blythevllle Herald Labor Protests Senator's Seating COMSTrilES Heavy Winds From Pacific Coasl Whip S t o r m Acror; Country Kv United I'tvss Heavy winds, which lashed the Pacific coast, endangering life and s)iip')in". whipped a new .storm toward tlic central states todav rind brought predictions of additional sno"- nr-i rain lor the territory from the Rockies to the Allcghenies. Floods, result of mountainous ice formations, harassed residents of northern Illinois, northern Michigan and California. Dust storms threatened winter wheat crons in central and western Kansas. Temperatures were expected to be considerably higher except in the r .vi..«»ir> r-nst. The bitter cold lhe middle west experienced early this ..-OF.!. i>v«pr| to the Atlantic sea- lionrd but in a milder degree. Likely to Miss Shadow u u . Forecaster J. R. Lloyd predicted Increasing cloudiness in most states east of the Mississippi, in- chijlnir Pennsylvania where, according to tlie old American legend, tlie ground hog Is due to awaken loday and prowl from his wintrv den. If he sees his shadow he will return to his den lo sleep soundly for six weeks and spring will be inte and cnld. if lie sees no shadow, the lc''«i;l says, he will return to his den and sleep lightly, a sign thai spring will arrive early and warm. Lloyd's prediction seemed to indicate there would be no shadow. Storm warnings were posted for shippers along the pacific coast A 10-mile-an-hour gale struck San Francisco and made the going hazardous for pedestrians and motorists. P'x-.eii'"-^ readied 33 senior students of Ihe College of the Pacific. jii.i-o"ned in the mountains near Foiiora. Calif., when a bus broke (lou-n Jv'Tulav night. They suffered litile from their experience. BLYTi!!OVHJ>; ARKANSAS, WKIJNKSDAY, KKHKUARV 2, JIK1H SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENT* This Didn't Cool Krli^ious Fervor Derknis United States Has No Understanding Wit Groat Britain With the possibility that .... qualifications would be investigated under a protest filed by Labor's Non-Partisan League, John Milton, pictured as he was greeted by his new colleagues, was sworn in as LI. S. Senator from New Jersey. Long an ally of Mayor Frank Hague of Jersey Cily, Milton succeeds Governor Moore in the Senate. WASHINGTON, Feb. •> (IIP) — Admiral William I), l.eahy, chief (f naval operations, said toilay Unit the U. 13. nnvy bus no plans tu join any foreign power in liip will of war. l.eahy, submitting to questioning lor Hie third day before the house naval iilfnlrs committee In con- mclion with the Vlnum bill ln- creaslnff the navy's potential tliihl- Ing strength 20 per cent, was led into « sei-los of statements bear- Ing on charges made In Hie senate yesterday relative to American Torelgti policy. "Is there any Intention." asked Chairman Carl Vinson (Dem., tin.) "lo Join the British and Ann outfliing and shoutlm; her fiinh, French navies In policing the from (rigid MIddlcbranch crock, ncai Canton. O.. after being blip' ttal by tin 1 Rev. Joseph Hughes ul the Church of Clod. Tho Kev Leahy, "this program Is justified H"B" es '""1 lie'P«i's Bopped » pulhway Ihrough Iho four-Inch Ice ' P i m '| n nan" ami Dtp BILL Will Defend Constitutionality of Anti Lynching Measure ME FEW m woman convert stumbles world?" "That Oj en .Session Bvraks Up In Disorder Over Chairmanship WA'-illlNCiTON. 1'Vb. li. (IIP) — Tho IIUli' husliii'ss men's cunfrr- enco yul off lo u .slonny stall today n'lild chili KTO (hut |.'icd Ijulli. Cleveland, Ohio nhoo wholesaler, had been "Imnd pk'kwl" by Ihe administration to preside ov'i'r tln> •I'lic charm', minlii by Charles II. .Sehiutr, Spilngdii!i>, l>a. nwtiil products dealer, (iivcltildili'd so much contusion lhat Assistant. .Secretary o) Cumim'ivu Krncsl o. Draper wits forced lo lake over the clmtr and restore order. The outbreak came shorlly after the conference was convened by Secretary of Commerce Daniel Holier, who presented the greetings ol 1'resident Koosevolt, Draper then announced thai Roll Relieves Harrison Officer Of Fine and Jail Sentence HOT SPRINGS, Ark., Feb. 2 (UP) --Clov. Curl K. linllcy by executive order today relieved Hum Mankins. chief of police nl Harrison, of having to liny « 550 line mid ficrvlu? inn' minute hi jiill on his conviction ol iissmill chnrgcs lust December. Minikins wns convldcd In lioonc county, nloiiK with two patrolmen, <ii assaulting John TlimnUnson. '•',.. "i-iitiu; mi uiTPst. Tlio police olllcer's clemency onli-r came •r v.'eral lioone county mill cillwiK luul petitioned (liw ernur hi lib Ix'lialf. NI.RB Rcuioniil Director Denies Falsifying Labor GLEN, DEPUTY Reveals Allc.ged Discrepancies In Circuit Clerk's Office Returns hiul been choson us li'inporiii-y uo t> ..on.^u chairman and u dolcgule moved by the need' to" provide'"Tinval to permit the immersions. The coatlcss youth seen aiding llnr pas- lhat he be made |iermaneiU chalr- strenglh in approximately Hie same tor in the above picture was one of the four men. two l»ys u PO -qfnl Transferred From A'rr,traz To Leavenwortb IJufe P»rsful, notorious Arkansas rHver 'kiHnauer and convict, has 1-r.nn t'-nnsferred from Alcatraz Ts]->ml prison to Fort Leavenworth. orison by the federal government. Persfui grabbed an axe off a fire wawn at the island prison, estab- lislied for the detentinn of liabitual rriminal«. mid chopped off one of hK hands several months ago. Persful figured in several criaii- nal forays in northeast Arkansas iirtl \va-. once tried but acquitted in c!r""il court here. No reason for his transfer was given by federal prison authorities. WASHINOTON, Kcb. 2. (UP) — Senator Kobert P. Wagner (Dem., N. Y.) warned senate lilibusterers today that he will defend constitutionality of the null-lynching bill from the senate floor as opponents of tlie measure resumed obstructionist actions by which they hope to kill the bill this Wagner, co-author of the bill, made his announcement as Senator Theodore O. Bilbo (Dem., Miss.) 1 started the second day of his "30 day speech" against tlie bill. - . ' " \ " n \vns understood that Wagner planned a comprehensive defense of the constitutionality of the measure. Senator William R Borah (Rep., Ida.) who opened debate on (he bill last month with a scorching attack on it as unconstitutional, was expected to reply to Wag- proportion us in the London navnl treaty—the so-called Ilvc-nve-lhree ratio. The same question WHS repented soon afterward by Uep. Mclvln J. Maas (Rep., Minn.) "Does Hie U. S. navy have any plans to Join any foreign power, particularly England — any idea that our Heel would complement the fleet of some other power?" Maas asked. , "No," said Leahy "the navy bus Shelby CoillltV Criminal no plans to join any oilier nn- lion In a possible war. This program is designed to protect the United Stales agninst ngransion another woman, who also were baptized. In the chilling writers. Courts Clerk Self Fatally Shoots Over 160 Now Working At Garment Factory Mississippi (iets Bill JACKSON, Miss., Feb. 2 (UP)— An anti-lynchlng bill was introduced in the Mississippi house of representatives electrifying the legislature of this state in the deep south while congressmen continued a weary battle ove rlhe same question in Washington. wlthouL any assistance." Vinson also drew from Leahy the statement thai the arms Increase program was no departure from established policy which, he said. Is aimed at reduction of armaments by International treaties. Vinson read into tlic record figures showing (hat the United Slales contributed a total of $212.000,000 in naval ships to the limitation. "Then," Vinson asked, "are we forced to construct certain types because of other nations? If they build battleships must we build battleships?" "That is correct," said Leahy. "It Is necessary that we build to match the vessels in the possession of other nations." "Would the proposed increase promote peace?" Vinson asked. "H would definitely promote peace." said Leahy, "because when tlie increase is readied we will attain approximately the flve-five- three ratio which would discourage any attack on America by any naval power." Leahy resumed his testimony nf- „ ter Byron N. Scott (Dem.. Calif.) herself, slie said she a member of the committee, said route "whose MEMPHIS, Feb. 2 (UP)—Mike M. Cohen, clerk of the Shelby county criminal court for 20 years, shot and killed himself today while sitting in a room adjoining his office In the criminal court-'; building. No definite motive for the net was known, although Cohen had been hi ill health. Cohen was a- graduate of the University of Tennessee and studied law Georgia. Cohen's widow Is the former Effie Phillips of Helena, Ark., whom he miinieu 32 years ago. The Rice-Slix garmet factory v.'hirh opened here in November, rnv has a payroll of approximately Si.100 weekly. This nmounl 1-fls been steadily increased during lhe past three months with last week the first time any of the workers had received more than the five dollars weekly paid for apprentice work. Of lhe 1GO workers, a lew are now being paid "piece work wag- is" or according to the amount of work done. Other women and riils will be "graduated" continuously, and the number of eniploy- rs will be increased weekly, there- bv making lhe pay roll larger ai: lhe lime. The iGO workers do ml include the civht instructors, from the St. Louis office. Thn employes are learning as Whistle Helps Woman To Cash Money Order MENA. Ark., Feb. 2. (UP)—The whistling reputation of a rural mail carrier here helped n womaii lo identify herself recently when she tried to cash a money order al the local poslofflcc. Springs To At lend Welfare Board Meeting LITTLE HOCK. Pi-b. 2. (UP)—' Clov. Carl E. lialley will return lo bis stale house olllcc to attend u meeting of the state welfare commission Friday at the capllol, it was announced loday, Tlic governor, who has been In Hot Springs for the past two weeks, was reported lo be greatly Improved and his physicians allowed him to receive callers. Close friends of the governor said ic was expected to set the dale or the opening ot the special scs- on of the general assembly shorl- ' nftur his arrival here. Meantime several leglsblors have Titten lhe governor's ollice pleds- ig Ihelr support for the new rounding program that the executive ml members of his stale llnance oard approved In a meclini; In lot Springs Monday. 91-Year-Old Widow Of Civil War Veteran Dies Draper called for Ihc standing vote and liolh was formally elected liOTiuanetil chairman. "rn 'J'bo meeting developed s» much I II disorder, however-, lhat II was III |(iulckly decided to abandon lhe gcn- ' *•* oral session In favor of smaller gatherings to discuss specific subjects of interest by the business men. Unnblc lo obtain order Itolh yielded lhe rostrum to Draper, who Immediately moved lhat Iho mcut- ] hm go Into separnle round lable rcncc.s nnd .suspend open dls- I'Vh. (UP) — . Mrs. Khuore M. lienlck, New York regional director of tin; imlioiial labor relations board, told the KOII- nlo commerce commltlep today that anonymous threats were made ngnlnsl her life during hor ellorts to soldo the maritime labor dispute last fall, Mrs. Iferriek uppoiircd to deny charges llmt she collaborated with Communists und falslileil NLHll elections In the maritime Industry. The charges were nuulu by Paul Scharrcnlwrg, socrclnry of lhe International Seamen's union, an imitate of the American R'derntlon of His proposal met a chorus of noes bill on a vole II was approved by W '""' CC " 1 Ot lllt ' 1M at the University of He was expected to set the 1 ecil Having been asked War Veteran, 96, Counts 106 Living Descendants WILMINGTON. Del. (UP)--Geo. W. Baker, 96. a Civil War veteran, has 106 living descendants, comprising five children, 47 grandchildren. 53 great-grandchildren ind one great-great-grandchild. A brother died several years ago at the age of 104. rapidly Is expected, nccordin; informatti been unable lo verify lhat recent American naval patrols oif California were connected with efforts to locale cerlain Japanese naval vessels. Leahy, however, said tlie maneuvers were routine and were not connected in any manner with Japanese naval maneuvers. whlrtler." carrier to Identify lived on u Is n great Tills satisfied postal officials thai she was a patron of the route carried by Guy Beavers, who is classified by his fellow workers as "odl- clnt whistler." In Jack Thro, manager, who believes that tl-c number employed will be steadily raised. Only a c»ew of ten worked when the f".c- lory oocncl but It is planned 'o rsc-at lr; 300 after the plant }>;w been in operation for some time < f- U T€LL YOU BY BOB ~\ BUKNS __ Stock Prices NEW YORK. Feb. 2 (UP)—Trad- Ing on the stock market fell off lo around the lightest levels of the year loday and prices turned lower after an early rally. A series of adverse earnings reports for 1937 new business declines and another areak in American Telephone were adverse factors. A T & T 137 3-4 Anaconda Copper 30 Associated D O 7 Beth Steel 54 7-: Boeing Air 28 3- Chrysler 53 I- Citles Service 13- Gcneral Electric 383- Oeneral Motors 331- International Harvester ., 59 Montgomery Ward 311-2 N Y Central 16 1-2 Packard 43-4 'hillips Petroleum 371-4 Radio 61-8 Schenley Dist 23 1-4 Simmons 20 1-2 Socony Vac 147-8 Standard Oil N J 48 1-2 Texas Corp 39 3-8 U s Smelt .< 68 3-4 U S Steel 52 5-8 Find Negro's Head In Sack Along Roadside The unidentified head of a ne- gro was found tied In a sack by i highway crew working on Hlgli- vay 61 below Frenchman's Bayou Tuesday night. J. T\ Reinmlller, chief deputy sheriff al Osceola, Is working on ;hc case. York Cotton NEW YORK. Feb. 2, (UP)-Cotton closed steady. open high low Mar. May Jill. Oct. Dec. Jan. 843 851. 860 871 876 879 854 861 871 876 879 841 850 857 868 874 879 close 841 851 859 871 874 877n To Keep Fire Locations From Hot Springs 'Fans 1 HOT SPIilNOS, Ark., Feb. 1 (UP)—Curiosity seekers will have to "follow \the smoke" if they wlsl to sec the fires here in the future Tlie two local dally newspaper! and the nre department both announced this week that they havi ceased informing persons who telephone In on the fire alarms. Itouline in both newspaper am fire department offices was inlcr riiptcd for several minutes eacl time a lire siren sounded In tlv city, and they decided not to tcl callers the location of the fire. Police headquarters reported thn le move ivas commendable for ccond reason, in that the person •ho drive to the scene ot th res are a menace to the firerncr ampering llicm In Ihcir work. I think one reason for the divorces among the picture actors Is because there Is so much excitement In making pictures lhat home life Jest seems a little dull. One actress lold me the other day that her marriage would've gone on the rocks sure If her husband hadn't took up horseback rldin'. She says since then her life has been filled with thrills and excite inent because she never know which to expect home first, he husband or the horse. Spots closed steady at 852, up ]. Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 2. (UP)— Cotton futures closed steady today with net gains of one to three Livestock points. Afar. May Jul, Oct. Dec. Jan. open . 857 . 864 . 871 . 831 . 885 8£5b high 857 866 874 883 885 low close 854 855 863 864 867 878 884 EAST ST. LOUIS. 111.. Feb. 2 (UP)—Hogs: receipts, 9,000 Top, 8.75 Heavy weights. 8.50-8.65 Light welghU, 7.00-8.00 Bulk sows. 6.65-7.00 Cattle: receipts, 2,000 Steers. 6.25-7,25 Slaughter steers, 6.75-8,75 Mixed yearlings heifers, 6.00-7,00 Slaughter heifers, 6,50-7.75 Beef cows, 4.75-5.50 Cutters and low cutlers, 3.50-4,50 870 881 884 (jg^b Spots closed steady at 864, unchanged. Chicago Wheat- oven high bw close May 937-8 941-8 931-4 931- Jul. 891-4 693-8 883-4 89 Chicago Corn open high i ovv c i c ,_ May 591-8 591-4 581-8 581- Jul. 593-i 60 Heart Attack Fatal To Utrey Creasey of Del! Dtrey Crenscy, ,'il-year-old fnnn cr of Dell, died suddenly nt 12:4 o'clock this morning, at lhe Bly Ihcvllle hospital, where he hut been « patient for several days, She fiiid- been 111 from nephritis but hild a' heart attack a short, lime before ' his death. Funeral rites will be held Thursday morning, ten o'clock, at Cobb Funeral home, with the Ucv. \V. O. Singlclcrry, pastor of Ihe Pull Gospelclniich.oiriclHlIng, ami burial will be made at Sawynr cemetery. Mr. Crcascy had farmed for Rus- Dcnylng tho charges she questioned whether Shurronhc-rg uclually reprosenliMl Iho ledcrallon nnd detailed Instances of usserlcd efforts lo inllinldale her In conduct of her NLHIJ work. "Organized otforl.i lo Inllmldalo me hnvE been jnado n.v when IW) I. 8. U. .seamen .stormed Inlo :uy ollke." she said. "Anonymous Ihreals against my life have been made. After receiving such Ihreats I have mado personal Invc.illiia- tlons rather than subject subordinates to any risk and also lo show Ural no such threats bud any effect on my conduct of Die election." J, liryan Sims, chief of the county audit division of the state comptroller's oiilcc, llled with the coun- ly court today 1111 nudit of tho books of If. M. ciuljf, Mississippi county circuit court clerk and ex offlclo •wovder. mid A. P. Smllh, hte'BVy- thcvlllo deputy, which charges the otllclals wllh $38,700.22. Mr. Sims declared that the nniotml charged against the officials, S2i.ll85.0-l against Craig nnd »IB,- B1S.1B ngahisl Smllh, represents a discrepancy between what they were cliarfjcd wllh under the law and what llicy had turned over to the county and proper agencies, through fJec.einbcr 31, 1937. Sims declared that tho officers had stated thnt they had 19,100 hi asscls hut that these had not been turned over for the officials to get credit when the audit was completed. Ho sold the comptroller's olllco Is requesting payment ol tho amount slated In tho audit and that lhe bonding companies which Issued bonds for lhe officers would be notified o! Die amounts charged against (hem. Ho said there, was no legal question ns to the amounts due tho county and other agencies with which statement lawyers for the otridnls disagree sharply. He declared lhe only legal question of any importance, involved In the nutter mi ono as to whether tha- county state or certain improve- nent districts should receive cer- laln funds. He .said lhe audit represents sell Grcenway, of Dell, for several I nounccd' here. Insurance Rebate For Auto Drivers Arranged LITTLK HOCIC, Feb. 2.—Under a "<:<»'« ilrlvintf" program Inaugurated yesterday by the National liurcau of Casualty and Surety Underwriter!, Arkuims motorists, who curry liability Insurance and drive u year without an accident will receive a rebate of 15 per cent of the annual premium, It has boon nn- amounts due for tho years 1836 and 1937 for bolh Dlythevllle and Osceolii offices nf tho clerk, for botli In regard to certain fees in. 1035 and for tho Osceola deputy's olllcc In 1034. Sims submitted tlie report tills morning- when County Judge B. L. Gladlsli met with attorneys for Craig and smllh, and counsel for the Mississippi County Taxpayers association,, whlch'ls demanding an accounting for fees, commissions and other Items It claims Is owed Mrs. Amanda Ellwi Scrapes, 91•ear-old widow of a Confederate iclcran. died lit '1:15 o'clock ycs- erday afternoon alicr having been ;trloiisly ill since Friday. She had iccn an invalid for llnee years. Funeral .services were held this ifternoon at home of her daughter. Mrs. Ollle Stewart, of Dogwood, where she died. The Ho Is survived by his mother, Mrs. Georgia lirnckln, a sister, Mrs. Gladys Do/ler. and a brother. Dudley Creasey, all of this cltv. Good Wife Appreciates Burns, Says Professor TUSCALOOSA. Ala. (UP) — An "honest and sincere appreciation of Robert Burns"' Is OUR of the prerequisites of a good wife, according The rebate will apply only to liability and proiwrly damage and will not bo relumed on fire, theft or collision policies, It Is understood. It will not apply to fleet owners because a reduction Is made for fleets of cars or trucks., icntjpr cars will remain Iho same although In oilier states an increase- of as much as five percent /111 lie made. Arkansas rates have remained constant the past several years. of the First Christian church, of-j vcrslty of Alabama English pro- ix!cturlnz his class In English literature, Dr. Shannon ranked this factor above all others as essential In choosing a mate. "Regardless of a woman's beauty, reuardlcss ol all else, if she dldn'i like Bums, I couldn't love her." Dr. Shannon said. delated at the rites and burial was made al Maple Grove ceme- .ery. A native of near Ripley, Tenti.. Mrs. Scrapes nnd her husband, lhe late James W. Scrapes, cnmc here from Iherc 'IS years ago. Mr. Scrapes died July H, 1D3G. nt the age of 00 years. Tor a number of years Mrs. .Sernpcs had divided her time between MIL' home of Mrs. Stewart and that of a son, Picemonl Scrapi's. Other sons and daughters who survive her are: Mrs. Charles- Barker. Mrs. Bdmi Norman and S. E. Scrjijje.s of here, Mrs. Luclle P.ledsoe of Doll, and James r >,r»ri>s of Hnrrlsbur'!, Ark. Cobb Funeral Home was charge of arrangements. in !):>>• St.lle Port of Fishing Men BOSTON (UP) — Although New England once rated the fishing industry as a mainstay. It Is now estimated that 80 per cent of the men fish out of Massachusetts ports. lefuge Livestock Are Aided By Societ TEXAR.KANA, Ark., Feb. 2. (UP) —High waters last week brought ome concern for animals lhat were nidaiigered. The Texarkana Humane society ate last week Investigated reports hat more than 100 head ol stock iad been drowned north of here. preparing for any emergency, the group announced lhat it would •stand ready to bring trained workers here from St. Louis to rescue and treat the animals for any ill effects they may have received from exposure. Had this been necessary, a club member said, the service would have been free of charge (o (he stork owners. "Vitamin C Villa." to Be Buill BUDAPEST (UP) — "Vitamin C Villa" is the name of n house to he built and presented to Prof. Slsnt-Qyorgyl, this year's Nobel Prlic winner, by the lown of Sze»ed. Prof. Szent-Qyorgyi was awarded the Nobel Prize for his 59 i- researches Into Vitamin c. Old Deed Cites Paul Bunyan of Snakedom MANSFIELD. O. (UP) — W P A workers engaged In a survey of records of Richland county discovered an 80-year-old deed conveying not only a 20-acre tract of swamp land but also a fabulous giant rattlesnake believed lo dwell in the marsh. By deed dated Feb. 10. 1858, Goorne B. Wright, as receiver for a railroad company, conveyed the land and the monstrous snake lo Allen B. Beverstock, of Lexington, Ky. The reptile was supposed to be of such size and strength thai it could push down fences, breaking the rails with Its weight. Beverstock not only had a clause o conveyance Inserted in lhe deed to gain title to the serpent, but a pci sketch of the animal was drawn ot the face of the deed, The picture was more lhan I 1 Inches long-. It was that of a graj snake, its back splotched will yellow, with a longitudinal row o black spots bordered with while What became of the snake, o whether It ever was seen, was no recorded, HUDSON, N. V. (UP)—An apple measuring 15V; Inches In circumference was exhibited by Nathan Larry, of Stuyvcsant Falls. Larry said he found the apple In tullicr's orchard. , Cotfnserior the °co1itity''o'fn£fts" '• and HIP taxpayers group indicated today thoy had no time to study the comptroller's report and Judge aiadlsh continued further hearings In Iho action against Smith and Craig until Wednesday, February 10. Judgment for amounts owed the county, if any, will probably be entered on that day. Counsel for Smith said this afternoon llmt ho 1ms cash In two banks, county script and treasurer's receipts to account for part of the amount which It is claimed he owes the county and timt the balance coilslsls of commissions and fees which he claims lie is entitled to which he does not have to remit to the county. Find Old Ox Shoes In Store at Mena, Ark. MENA, Ark., Feb. 2. (UP)—Reminiscent of early days In Polk county \vhen oxen were used almost exclusively, employes of a local hardware store, changing the arrangement of their shelves, uncovered sonut steel ox shoes. Younger employes were puzzled with what the "strange objects." that had n slight resemblance lo horse shoes, were. However, lhe shoes, molded Into two sections, with n wide, Hat plate meant to cover lhe Inside of lhe foot, were Identified by older citizens. Early settlers in Polk county, according i to pictures, used oxen for all forms of work, but they were replaced by horses and mules before the 20th century. We're Sorry to Disillusion You, but There Simply "Ain't" No Ground-Hog' Upholds Probate Court's Action In Estate Case Judge a. E. Keck presided at a special session of circuit court here today when the court affirmed a decision of probate court In which Mrs. A. P. Travis was removed as administrator of the estate of Lee Davis und Mrs. Beulah Neal as next of kin, was appointed. Attorneys for Mrs. Travis appealed the case from the lower court to circuit court. The court also affirmed the decision ot the lower court requiring Mrs. Travis to flic nn account and make settlement of the estate wllh- In 15 days. Tlie case was remanded back to probate court for further proceedings In accordance with the judgment of the circuit court. Mrs. Davis was appolnlcd st'mln- Istratrlx of the eslak of L"c D'vls on lhe day following his death a year ajo, the evidence she showed Claude Coorjer represented Mrs. Travis, Virgil Greene was attorney for the slain man's widow, who lives out of the state, and Nelll Reed represented Mrs. Neal, his sister. Today Is Ground-Hog day. The how hungry, or the bad air in his awny little prophet is supposed to lip out of his burrow, stretch, look round for Ills shadow and If lie ces It, lhar's six weeks bad wca- hcr dead ahead. But: February 2 isn't really Ground- Hog day. The day is Candlemas 3ay, a name given lo It' early in the Christian era. In a churchly sense it commemorates the presentation of the Christ child In the temple und lhe purification of the mother. But somehow the day gol mixed with weather forecasting. A fair day and much winter to come and vice versa. The ground-hog Isn't n. groundhog. He's a common woodchuck and too often confused with the European hedge-hog. The ground-hog may come out of his hibernation anytime before, on, or after February 2. It all depends on how fat ho Is, how cold, burrow or perhaps even on the activity of his endocrine glands. He may Inck sugar and sillier a reduced blood count. As n matter of fact, science has found out that the woodchuck does not arouse himself until the latter half of February, and often not until early March. The earliest dale on record for his appearance Is February 7, and that was In North Carolina. Moreover, iie may hibernate even in summer. Remove lib pituitary glands or») he'll sleep anytime. Finally, if the ground-hog were a ground-hog and he did come out February 2 lo see his shadow, you wouldn't know any more about the weather. So, disillusioning us It may be, If you look anywhere for weather dope today, better slick to that same little paragraph the weatherman contributes. C. of C. Directors To Hold Supper, Meetings Directors of the Chamber o Commerce will have supper meet- Ings (he fourth Friday night of each month during 1938, It has been decided. The first of these will be held this week when activities for the year will be mapped out. These meetings .are to be In formal "net togethers." according to J. Mell Brooks, secretary, who says the men plan to talk over business as they eat. WEATHER Arkansas—Cloudy, probably rain tonight and Thursday; warmer to night; colder In northwest portion Thursday. Memphis .and Vicinity — cloudy and farmer tonight with lowesl temperatures 50 to 54; Thursdtj cloudy, possibly followed by rUa

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