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\ VOLUME XXXJV—NO. 275. m y !!? ev l! 1 * Courier Blytheville D»Uy News Biythevllle Hermld Mississippi Valley Under LLE COURIER NEWS NEWSPAPER OP NOBT9HA8T ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI o> KOBT^ABT ARKANSAS AND SOUTOEABT ARKANSAS. SATURDAY, FRHHUAKY 5, 1038 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CEOTi CRAIG, SMITH OF EMBEZZLEMENT Reorganization Plan For Cotton Belt Filed avy Won Hy Aulomobilc Heir States Will Base Building Program On Reply WASHINGTON, Pell. 5. (IJPi- The United slates demanded today i lint the Japanese government say rate-oricnlly, on or before Feb 20 vlwllipr Japan Is building or plans to build si'oor battleships In excess of 35.000 tons. Tlie alternative in event Japan Tails to give n salLsfnctory reply, (lie noln stated, would be Hint tlie United States would be impelled In consultation with Great Britain and France to consider ronstriicMon for themselves of su- rw battleships larger than 35,000 Ions nnd mounting guns larger than the present 10 inches caliber. The demand was contained in a roll' cabled lo Ambassador Joseph O. QIC • — • lion to flee. GI-PW at Tokyo for present'a- ' '" the Japanese foreign of- l-in niul Trance are signatories to London naval treaty UH; ' ''irh limits the size''^ warships ibev may biilid to 35,000 tons and r.! moments to 16-inch guns, vm- I--K some other power builds blg- I er nrd more powerful ships. Follows Persistent Rumors The WASHINGTON, ).'eb. 5. (UP).-.A rf/jrsniirxulion jilnn lor the si Louis South*(stern cCotlon Ije'ii railroad, calling lor i-fdwelloiis hi Us <-apit-j|lmlon and fixed chara- (-.s .was proposed today to lln- in- l"i;;laU! commerce commission by Examiner J. V. Wiilsli. He recommended that nhiei protid-tiKs'in the Collou Belt sy.s-! tern be merged with a total cniii- talr/allon ol S81.06'0,4W. Present 1 capitalization of Hie system ,. The system's present lixed charges of $44.305,175 would be reduced to $1.327,270. ID CLOSE Public Invited To View Progress at Haley Field Tomorrow The public has been invited to visit Haley Field SiuVday nnd view the Blytheville high school .stadium and gymnasium in its pres- Thc United States, Great Bri- = " ge ol co »slruclion, with n •'- --- • - " " pians, followed final "clean up" campaign on sale of certificates of indebtedness to raise the necessary $9,000 to insure completion of the $45 000 structure slated to open Monday. Work Has progressed rapidly in tlie last few days, under favorable I weather conditions, on the center section of the stadium. The gymnasium will adjoin the center lla - section on the rear, the rear wall Woman Hurls 1 wo of Children Into Farm Well GCODWATErt, Ala.. Feb. 5 (UP) --Cespmidenl over her inability to run the family farm since the death of her husband Mrs C S Price. 35. last night thrcw'two of her five child-en in a well and jumped in herself, a coronor reported today. All three drowned The bodies of Mrs. Price, Belty Ruth Price, three, and Douglas Price; seven, were recovered from the well today. Officers snid the despondent u'oinnn, «-ho had attempted unsuccessfully to manage a small farm since her husband died a vcnr n°o. apparently hurled the two children into the well and jumped in after them, shortly before 8 p.m. A neighbor said he heard a child scream about that time but he did not investigate The coroner returned a verdict of murder and suicide. J'r..islsiii. rumors over a H « luu M months that Japan is planning or actiinlly constructing two or iinr.e__ battleships of 46,000 tons t-isplncenient. each armed with 13- i;-rh suns. The note pointed out I -at the Japanese government had i.'vrr i;-sued an official or cate- F'Tiral denial of these "persist'"> nnd cumulative reports" and fi'i' 1 that in (he absence of-any nrtlioritAtive denial this government ii'iij,t conclude that the reports are true. "The American^ government has therefore decided that it will be r-r-cfsmry for it to exercise its rn?l>(. of escalation (invoking the i-sr-ii'nlor clause' of the tiypl-' fiving it the right lo build l)r«M-r .ships) unless the Japanese twv mine tit can furnish the nfoM- .'nid assurances and can . satisfy I •' 'merican government Hint it v ill not. prior lo January 1. 1943 lay down, complete or acquire any vessel which JOCK not conform lo I lie limits in question (of the 1936 naval treaty) without previously inforuiinst the American gov, nicnt of its intention to do .- u mid of tonnage and caliber of the gun of (lie vessel or ves- s.Us concerned." the note said. The note fixed February 20 as the date by which this government must receive tlie Japanese assurance because "it is incum- <nt upon this government under Ihe London naval treutv to fnr- govern- information regard to its naval program to the treaty rowers within the first four months of the calendar year and that in order to prepare its estimates nnd have them ready for communication to the oilier naval powers, parties to the London nn- val treaty, it is essential that the facts upon which the estimtues nre based be wholly assembled nt the latest by the end of January. Britain, France Send Queries LONDON, Feb. 5. (UP)—Great Britain and France today asked Japan, in nolcs co-incident with one of the United States, whether she is building battleships of more than 35,000 tons. Tlie alternative to n satisfactory repiy is that the three nations must free themselves from the restrictions of Ihelr 193G London treaty nnd build super ships In self protection. of the section being the east wall of the gymnasium. Tlie section is 100 feet long. The front wall of the concrete section has 'already been- cast' and afford those viewing the work nn idea of how the finished stadium will appear viewed from Die playing field. An Indian head, signifying that the field is the home of the Blytheville Chickosaws. has been molded in concrete against the front center wall and will be brought out in bold relief by the time construction is completed. The concrete front of (lie section will be completed in a smooth, almost white finish. Fifty foot sections will be built on both sides of (lie 100-foot center section. Tlie stadium will seat at least 3,500. The Chickasaw Athletic club and co-sponsors of the stadium are confident thnt the remainder of the omtirbutors' fund, necessary lo send the WPA project through to completion, will be raised Monday. Tlie fund is being obtained by issuance of certificates of indebtedness which are to be retired through a portion of gate receipts at football and basketball games. C. !if. Baxter, foreman in charoe of the WPA crew, said yesterday he was confident that the stadium and gymnasium would be completed by September. He said he could assure school and Chlcka- saw A. C. officials that the first footbaH game next fall would find the stadium fully completed if the — B HK.-.I negligee ai necessary contributors' fund was court. For "sober and seri irimnlpttirl „..- .. .. * completed. Pedestrian Struck By Detroit Woman's Car iandrum Myers, 30. was seriously injured when he was struck by a car driven by Mrs. Rose Lewiston. Detroit. Mich., tourist, at 1:30 o'clock this morning as lie was walking along tlie highway. Mrs Lewiston brought him to a physician's office and he was later removed to the Blytheville hospital in a Cobb ambulance. Physicians said today that lie will recover unless complications develop. His left leg is fractured m two places, his entire body is uudiy bruised and he is sufferine from shock. The accident occurred near the country club on Highway SI. Negress Seeks Damages For Accident Injuries Annie Norwood, negress, has filed suit in circuit court here for personal injuries, against D. L Wartena, Inc. She seeks $587.SO. The negro woman charges that negligence of a truck driver for the defendant was responsible for an accident on Nov. 27, 1937 in which she ivn.s injured. Holland and Barham ore attorneys for the plaintm. J !" . High social position nnd great wealth were linked In society columns upon the announcement of Ilic engagement of Miss Mi,rg«eri-e (Peggy) Sykes, above, and Walter p. Chrysler, Jr., heir lo the r,. ' " ""• automobile j~.^., vi,, ntu iy ml; Kilfll fortune. The bride-lo-be has been called "the mast- sought-after girl in New York')society." "rank Fleeman Injured In Road Accident; Issue Warvant for Missourian Frank Fleeman, 29, of Manila, s in a serious condition at the Blytheville hospllnl from injuries received in n highway - accident near Leachville at 11:30 o'clock ast night. A warrant has been sworn out for John Ball 45 O f Horncrsville, Mo., driver of the car which struck the machine In Scotland Yard Issues ^^^^ carr 42 "Don'ts" for Staff driving. illloxicated " lld «««e« LONDON (UP) _ A list of ••" - The '" iUred " lal1 has sevml ing room department, has lieen issued by Scotland Yard. Officers are cautioned against showing their "negligee attire" in pearance," they are told ng I beats a {lark brown suit, stiff -white , -we N?,W York Cotton Wives »"d sweetheart/ should not NEW YORK, Feb. 5. <UP>Cotton closed steady. open high io\v close Mar. 1 May July Oct. Dec. Jan. Three Movies To Be Made By Minnesota University MINNEAPOLIS (UP) _ Time movie films will be made under the $122.200 grant to the university of Minnesota by the general education board, of the Rockefeller Foundation. Dr. Robert A. Kissack, head of the visual education service, lias announced. One of the films will show the activities of university hospital workers, another the social-civic life of Minnesota, and a third the effect of the machine age. The university visual education service, famed among universities for work In employing motion pictures in education, will expand its activities with ft three-year program financed by Ihe grant. 854 863 872 885 889 893 855 854 873 885 8SO 893 849 859 868 879 885 893 854 863 87w 883 be met outside the station In the evening. Good cases often break at night. Finally, officers are advised not to "get too friendly with your neighbor, one day you may have to arrest him." wf -j<7j o;Ttt (jy^u Spots closed steady at 8S4, up 4.1 Stock Prices Orif>fin<t iSitmHX | NEW YORK, Feb. 5. i Metal shares led a one NEW ORLEANS. Feb. 5. (UP>Cotton futures continued on the upgrade today with active trading within a narrow limit and closed steady two to four points higher, open high io\v close rMar. May July Oct. Dec. Jan. 86C 876 883 894 899 DOI 8S5 872 SCO 892 899 SOI 866 875 882 894 899 901 ••• ........ •"*• -jv» a\ji y\ji Spots closed steady nt 875, up 2 Chicaffo Wheat „ 'Ugh low close May 9o 1-2 95 3-4 94 3.4 04 3-4 Jill)' 91 1-8 91 3-8 90 3-8 90 3-8 Chicago Corn open high low close May 59 3-4 60 59 1-4 59 1-4 July BO 1-2 60 3-4 60 1-8 60 1-8 <UP>three --- --- -- „ vtlv tu Liirec point rally on the slock exchange in dull trading today. All sections were higher and wide gains came into buildine shares when the government's housing program became law by signature of the president. A. T. & T. 1-2 . T -, 13J 1-^ Anaconda Cop 30 1 2 Assoc. D. G . ,", Beth. Steel „ , „ „ , ,. Oj o-o Boeing Air ,,. Cities Serv ,_, Gen. Elcc Gen. Mot Int. Harvest Montgomery Ward N. Y. Central ... , 39 1-4 33 3-4 36 3-8 \ Phillips Pet. Radio Schenly Dist. ... • „, , ? Simmons on Sorany Vic. ... f" Std. Oil N. J. ..,.' ™ tr U - Smelt « •••.""••••••• 68 ««*» •••.""••••••• orms o n . teel '" ............ 523-4 bygcmf days. said Accoitfing to reports. Fleeman . eman was riding In the car with his brother. Collin, who was driving OF Pin •"VHIL-I, ^uiini. wno Wai (mvlnv 11 . and Elbert Riggs all of w om 1 ,„„,„ ;„ .,.„ /_'_.' _.' «"om.ris too Committee Formed To Get Out Vole For Amendment LITTLE ROCK. Feb. !i. (UPl — Formation of n committee to push the repeal of the constitutional amendment requiring payment of poll taxe-i btlorc voting , v ns pei rented line loday. The committee, calling itself voters' cninpalgn committee" elected Dr. M. p. Dickinson, president of the Stule Farmers Union as chairman. VV. D. Jnckson, secretary of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, secretary, and Roy Prevvitt. Little Rock attorney executive director. "We belleie that there Is a rising sentiment for the repeal of • he poll tax laws," Doctor Dickinson .".aid. "Althuiigh the last Ics- Mature submitted an amendment to place Hip matter on the ballot we feel that • to trust lo luck six people in , „..„„ struck the Ftecman machine on the side of the front. Fleeman who was thrown from the car when it overturned, was the only one Injured. The Flcenian car was practically demolished. Ball's car was less seriously damaged. Drop Incendiary Bombs On Spanish Coast Town BARCELONA, Spain, Feb 5 (UPl—Three trl-motorcd planes dropped 30 incendiary bombs today on Reus, on the coast south ol here. The extent of casualties or damage was not reported. "Three planes, officially described as of the Junker type, dropped 4» bombs on Alicante, causing 20 casualties. Grass Fire A grass fire In the back yard of the David Travis home, 627 West Walnut street, caused n "run" by the fire department at two o'clock this afternoon, There was no damage. $3 Gold Piece Found THE DALLES. Ore. (UP)-A $3 gold piece minted In 1855 has been discovered by Marion Miller 4 feel below Ihe earth's surface. Miller nn excavation - n cx-cavaon 39S ' 8 P r °J ccl "' a dlstrlcl where wild forms of night life held sway in committee will devote •n the i!<!>> month.' its efforts Illegal Flow of Spirits Is Now Canada-Ward ST. PAUL (UP)-Bordcr patrol agents complain thnt with repeat ' water begins to run uphill." <( "It used to be." one official said that the flow of smuggled liquor was in one direction—from Can- aa» to the United States. But now thnt liquor has been legalized here, the flow has reversed itself." Canadian mounted police and J- S. border patrolmen nrc cooperating In an effort lo stop the stream of alcohol flowing from the U. S. Into Canada. The reason for the Canadian- ™vmd traffic, authorities ex- Plained, is the great difference In prices on alcohol in the two countries. Agonk said that while a gallon can be purchased here for 5S.SO, government control In Canada has boosted the gallon cost to from J17.50 lo $20 there. Smuggling Into the U. S since repeal, agents said, involves principally wool, cattle, wheat, bulter, «sn. and miscellaneous Items such as berries, furs and horses. — Is the worst color to have tor the top of an automobile because of lla heat-absorbing quail"«"i. White Is a good practical color ause It reflects radiant heat, but does not absorb It. But Spokesman Emphasizes Nou Ag g v e s s i o n Policy of japan •TOKVO. Feb. 5 (UPl-Consnl- tatlons of government leaders must precede any comment on ln<iiilr- ii'.s regarding Japan's nnval build- Ing Intentions, officials said today In discussing n United States note, asking for specific Information whether Jnpnn wns building super battleships. Rear Admiral Klyoshl Nodn. chief uf the navy bureau of In- formntioti, nskc<| whether Japan's secrecy might have prompted n building race snld: "Some hold that opinion but al- thougli we do not publish our plans we nre building entirely on a bn.sls of non-mennce nnd non- nggresslon. If that policy Is "trusted there Is no' reiison for uneasiness., Our non-publication policy hns been maintained nlwnys but dntcd from the London nnvnl llm- itntlou conference of 1D38 from which Japan withdrew became of disagreement on relative, strength of navies." Before publication of tlic American note Vice Admiral Mltsu- iimsa Yonni. minister of marine told parliament, that Jnpnn Intends to pursue n watchful walling policy toward British-American nnval expansion but Is ready to take erfecllve measures If other jjowiro develop- "aggressive" navies World Ambitions ClmrKed SHANGHAI. Feb. 5. (UP)—Tin Chinese government lodny mnde public confidential Instructions to officers In which Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek charged that Japan Intended to defeat Russia nnd the United states, ' shatter the British Empire, absorb nil of China and dominate the Orient. For four years tlic instructions had been Instilled into the minds of officers after first being mndo n part of n training course. They were broadcast by radio today "ns being still npproprlnte nt present." The Instructions rnn to 40000 words. They-were titled "Resistance Against Foreign Aggression for Rejuveiintloii of the Rnce.' In the instructions it wns admitted thnt China's preparation for war wns i u f er [ or (0 Japan's, but it was iirged that there must be unity for resistance. "Uniform thought" \vns urged in order to show Inn maximum strength nnd display n unified spirit with which to overcome, mlhlaiy might. R. N. Hill Critically 111 At Residence Here H. M. Hill, who lias been critically 111 nt his home, Is slightly improved today. R. N. Hill Jr. arrived home from New York Friday morning to be with his father [TU T€L YOU BY - BOB BURNS __ 111 have to admit there are quite a few hams in pictures out here bul to me the worst ham of all ain't In pictures. He's the lady killer type who likes to talk about the hearts lie's broken and he Imagines if he ever got. In pictures he'd have women swoonhi' in theaters all over the country. I was slttln' m a restaurant with Grandpa Snazzy the other day and one of them Beau Bmmmels with oily, plastered down hair sat down at the counter by us and before we knew it, he was lellln' us about, a girl who was crazy about him and that he'd lurned down. Grandpa says "Well, what happened to the poor girl?" The lady killer says "Why, she married a wealthy man on Long Island." Grandpa says "Well, It Just goes to show what a girl will turn to in desperation." Plans Pratlier Praises Naval, Military Expansion Plans HAT SPRINGS, Ark,. Pi'b. 5 (Ul')-Jlob I'rullicr of vimy RMu<r told fellow War veterans nl 11 biimim-t here last night Unit, hi! favors President noo.wvell'« nnvnl InilldltiK prog in in ns a step Inn-nrd permanent peace. After telllnu .some of Ills expcv- Icncr-s l» Lhe S|>iinlsh-Amcilc[ui win 1 1'riilhci- .vnld: "Li'l me say thnt tlie president's military and naval building pvo- tjrums are n lit'incndoiis slep forward—not another war like the one we went (.hroiicli or like the conllugiutlon Hint was the World War—but n tremendous step lo war [•'annci's' Market, Soybean Development Among Principal frojects A runners' market and exchange for Blylhevllle. tlic development of/ more extensive soybean production and marketing and the development of the poultry luisl- ness among members of the BOYS and Olrls 4-H clubs ot the ohlck- nsaivba district of Mississippi county will be first three projects of the Chamber of Commerce for 1038, H was decided nl.'ii supper meeting of the board of dhec- lora last night at the Hotel Noble. Plans wore also made for "Visiting Day" ui the new Rlcp-Slix factory on ThnrsdUy afternoon when all business men and, .women arc Invited to visit the new factory and to view the progress ueliiB made with Blylheville's newest Industry. , The cnrly completion of the membership campaign with n social effort to be miule to enroll every business firm In the city Is also nn aim. An executive committee of Harry W. Halncs, L. Q. Nnsh G Cl Hubbard, B. A. Lynch and Clarence H, Wilson was appointed lo serve Witli tlie president, Charles S, Lemons. The development of a farmers' market and exchange wns a project asked for by many who gave suggestions for Improvement of the town when Die chamber of Commerce recently asked their opinions. A committee of L. a. Nnsli Roscoe Oraflon nnd J. Mell Brooks wns appointed lo handle this project, which Is expected lo materialize this .spring. Although soybeans nre now planted by every fanner in Mississippi county, there Is yet much to be done in promoting this development, the directors decided, who voted to cooperate with the county extension agents In this movement. This will be n continuance of the plan started last year with the. farm division of Ihc Chamber of commerce. The group will be reviewing n practice of several years ago In financing poultry development through the county home demonstration agents by lending rural boys and girls money for this project, it has been estimated that poultry will be one of the oest paying businesses for 1338 and there is much room for development in this section, the directors were told. That the plans adopted for the nrst work of the year will he lopulnr is certain. It was pointed out, as it was these things which were most suggested by members. There arc a number of other smaller matters which the group will also attempt lo Investigate during the early months of 1938 The mceling last night was the Urst of a series of supper meetings to be held by tlie 18 director,? this year. Thrte Shots Worth SM ALBANY, Ore. (UP)— Three bul lets netted Orin King $90. . was hunting and his dogs "treed" a family of cougars, including father, mother and son. He used one bullet for each. Tlic county pnld him $30 nnd Ihe slate $60 in bounties. Craig Suspended From -Office Pending Trial On Criminal Charge Warrants charging embezzlement of a lotal of $38,100.22 In public funds wcie Uj> be issued today n«alnst Hugh M, Crnlg ol Osco- ola, ousted late yesterday as Mississippi comity circuit, court, clerk and Addlson p. Smith, his Qlythe- vlllc deputy. Meanwhile the stnte comptroller's olllce checked available nsseU of the circuit clerk's office prior lo turning them over to Harvey Morris, local Insurance man an4 former deputy circuit court clerk, who wns inducted Into office this morning following his appointment by Circuit Judge G. B, Keck of Blytheville late yesterday. Suspended Lute Yesterday Suspension of Craig came lato yesterday upon the tiling of an Information by Prosecuting Attorney Bruce Ivy of Osceola charging Crnld with embezzlement of $38,700,22. The removal order, issued by Judge Keck nt Osceola-, automatically removed Smith as well as oilier deputies of Oralg. Smith was accused of embezzlement of $16,018.18 of. the total alleged shortage In nn Information filed here 1 . ••.:•. Miss Elizabeth Blythc. deputy In the Blylhevllle office, and Miss Geinldhic Listen, deputy to the Osceola office, were promptly re- appolntcd by Morris Upon taktrt"- olllce tills morning. There :«'llt be no further appointment at Osceola for the present. • Followed Andit Report Filing 6t the. Informations in circuit court,,fthnrjdng the, .officials with- 'enibej^J!iierit' !i 'foliowda: v< tlie submission of a report by J. Bryan SmJs, .chief of the county audit" division of the state comptroller's office, in county court Monday. The report, which charged tile officials with discrepancies in their accounts In Ihc amounts named in (he Indictments, was submitted us evidence Jn n suit brought by the Mississippi County Taxpayers ns- socintion and several taxpayers .iceklng an accounting for various amounls which they claimed were owed by the officials. No date for (rial of Cra|g nncY Smith had been set today and it appeared unlikely that.the cases would b« trial before ttie next regular sessions of crlininnl court In this county although the criminal couils are now continuously open. lfonds Set at 55,000 The sheriff's office has been In- itructcd to admit Craig and Smith to bond in the amount of $5,000 each nnd it :is understood that ilielr attorneys were busy today, srepnrlng- tlie bonds and obtaining signers with a view of posting bonds immediately upon arrest of the pnir. The. iienalty for embezzlement of public funds is five years to 21 years Imprisonment in the state penitentiary. Morrii filed a personal bone] for $10,000 on taking the oath of office Oils Jiiorning and this will bu supplanted by n surety b\>nd within a few days. Appointment of Morris wns made by Judge Keck in order Hint affairs of the office coifld bo conducted without interruption. The. appointment is temporal}' and will be followed by an appointment by Gov, Carl E. Bailey for the remainder of the period of suspension, in the event Craig is acquitted of cmbezzlemnt charges ind reinstated or probably for the remainder of Craig's term, which ends December 31, 1937, otherwise. Morris served four years as deputy In the circuit clerk's office here under W. W. Holllpeter and two years under R. L. Gaines. Judge Keck requested the comp- roller's office to check the assets, ot the office before turning theni over to Morris and this will probably not be completed before Monday. However, Morris Is already performing the duties of clerk. WEATHER Arkansas—Partly cloudy tonight and Sunday; colder in northwest portion Sunday. Memphis and vicinity — Partly cloudy to cloudy tonight and Sunday with mild temperatures. The maximum temperature here yesterday was 71, minimum 48, :lear, according to Samuel F. Sorrls, official weather observer, Farmer Is Robbed of $2.50 Here Last Night J. E. Paught. farmer of Rirty md Eight, was robbed of 52.60 ast night by another white man who struck him over the head as he was walking near the Hughes gin. The robber used some kind of soft club to strike Faueht, who was cnocked to . the ground. Paught said he was not unconscious but decided to feign unconsciousness so that the assailant would not strike him again. :

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