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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, February 5, 1937
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS I HE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER DP NnpTnn'ACT' Av>t^-AMo*r, »v,,-* r.nt>*,,ir»-. >»»,.. . VOI,. XXXIII—NO. 276 Blytheville • Courier niythevllle Herald OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Blyllievllle Daily News ^. ffi ! M W_v»^y_i^cf_ 1UATIIKVILI.K, ARKANSAS, FlilDAY, FPIRHUAUY fl, m? FDR SEEKS P SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENT^J NLARGE HIGH COURT GHFEHEESM ^ PcaCC Parlcy °l )enc(] in General MoLors Strike Michigan Governor Says "Parties Are : Coming Nearer Together." I DETROIT. Feb. 5 (UP)— Oov.! Prank Murphy came out of the conference with representatives of General Motors and the United! Automobile Workers today and on-' noli need: j-^The parties nrc coming nearer together." . He .said lie had withheld replv to the telegram from Oenessee County Sheriff Thomas W. Wolcott asking for assistance of the national- guard in evicting sit- down strikers from two Fisher Body plants. the" the . "The governor of the state and " not and military authorities are agents of either side never will be," Murphy asserted. . The conferees of automobile labor - and capital seeking, a basis for negotln lions to end the 38- day old General Motors strike and send 100,000 workers back to production lines recessed p.b 2:45 o'clock until 4 o'clock this afternoon. Murphy said he had reported lo President Roosevelt this morning- and . that the president had told him only last night to emphasize to. the conferees that the president and the public expected an immediate settlement. Conference Iiiterrupled Tile peace conferences were interrupted today .by word from Flint lhat the sheriff of Oenessee county had been ordered to arrest 14 union leaders and throw Oneriil Motors plants In Mini wei Glistening bayonets of the sltdown strike reached their climax. While John _. „. . „ General Motors, strikers remained in possession of the plants in defiance 'of effoils lo sillle nnd William Knudseti of organised Impromptu pa- 1,200 sit-down strikers Fisher Body plants. . out of . !Tli« sixth meeting between Wil- Iferri Knu'dsen, vice-president of -- ; chief.of the p. -I. O., was one hour • and U minutes old wh'e'n the news came frorn. Flint, that Judge: Paul V'. 'Gadola had signed Ihe'eviction writ. ; : :•, ,Lee Pressman, .o.-1. ."p. counsel and one. of the. cohf;rees..'rushed ouf. of,.the meeting lo -plan legal defe'rise, ..',. ' • ' . , ' •: O.oy. prank 'Murphy, special mediator for .President- Roosevelt.'- remained In the chamber with other negotiators for-some time.' '•''•• . Predicts Settlement .PUNT. •*- *^ «* " *-vjiim uu.-Mtri. tvt hviu|jiuni?.crs organi miles and celebrations, national guardsmen deployed .along the .streets lo prevent possible disorders. Goveinoi and C. 1. 0. Chief Moel in Detroit House-Kills Merporicl: ' Date, Set tor Sales Tax Vote. LITTLE ROCK,.Feb. 5. I UP)— The house of .representatives today voted down the memorial introduced by Rep. Kenneth Coffelt, Sail | counts asking con gress to investitate the Tovuvsend old'age-pinbion plan and to en 3?S A '? w P»Hi"g it into effect if it "was'found lo be practical .The 'bill . . A.. Gooch. introduced : by Crass ' county, Rep. S mnklnr . It a rnisdemeanor 'to s'm John son'' grass within the • 'state 'was passed by a lotc of 58 lo °0 On' the motion of Rep. ' R. H. Wood of Izar'd county the house Voted- to; make the senate sales tax bill a special order for vot ing directly ,at tlie-.cjosc of the rnorning- hour of February 9 ''The measure, Introduced senate by Senator cull, provides for ' a ' t> " el cen In the H. A. North- the collection ln \ o" a" 'e added 'that he would-be, ah. Uiere "' » u ' lt >' . . , sort In Detroit this afternoon. : Orders '14'• Arrested ' • FLINT, Mich.. Feb..5. (UP)--Clr- cult Judge Paufv. Gadola'today signed a writ of attachment which ordered .the .arrest .of 14 General Motors strike leaders and eviction of 1,000 sit-down strikers occupying two Fisher Body plants. ° Homer Martin, international vice- president of the United Automobile Workers of America, c. I. o. unit, was one of thox whose arrest was ordered on contempt chsrges The others included Wynliiam Mortimer, first vice-president of the union; Ed Hall, second vice-president; George Addes, secretary- treasurer; Roy Reuther and Robert Travis, organizers; Waiter Moore leader of the strike in Fisher Body Plant NO. 1, and Maynard Mundale strike leader In No. 2. Sheriff Thomas' wolcolt an, p " ad ^SraPht* Gov. Murphy asking for the as^ ? f the natlona1 wa sfrikers from drawn .n accounts will paid .from sinking funds eslab- 'fshed .-with 15 'per cent of current county revenue if n bill massed by the senate yesterday aecomes a law. The law, Introduced by Senator Coleman of ..Lepanlo. mel with vigorous opposition Wednesday, but ame.'.dmentf; proposed and • adopted nt that time eliminated objection and it was passed yesterday without debate. The vole was 30 lo 0. It provides that counties having 'outstanding debts payable from _ the county general fund shall set j aside 15 per cent of their revenue to retire warrants which are unpaid, and forbids- use of the money for nny other purpose. School funds nnd federal funds are exempt from the division requirement. As originally written the bill would have included all other county revenues, but amendments 'exempting county road fund Closing Stock Price* revenue and highway funds we're adopled. turnbact A T and T American Waterworks' Anaconda Copper Bethlehem Steel 163 25 1-2 54 3-8 133 Cities Service ......' Coca Cola' General American Tank General Electric 61 1-4 General Mofoi-s 67 7-8 International Harvester 104 McKesson-Robblhs Montgomery Ward ..... New York Central ..... Packard " Phillips Petroleum . Radio Corp St. Louis-San Francisco Simmons Bed Standard of N J , ,„ Studebflker 15 3. Tftte Corp 57 3. y S Smelting ....... B-T tf 6 aieel ... Warner Bros Zcnlle ... New York Cotton NEW YORK, Feb. 5. (UP)— i Cotton closed barely steady. open hlgr low close Mar 1275 1277 1270 1270 May 1258 1260 1254 1255 July 1239 1244 1235 1236 Oct 1183 1181 1182 Dec 1177 1180 1174 1175 Jan 1177 1177 1173 1173 13 1-2 57 3-8 42 3-4 11 3-8 54 1-4 11 3-8 7 1-8 54 70 15 1-8 dOllfflTT Kidnap Victim Their, faces indicating ,tlie seriousness of the problem they faced, Gov. Frank Murphy, left, is shoivn with John L. Lewis, c. I. O. chieftain, in Detroit during negotiations to settle the General Motors sit- down strike. Murphy brought Lewis and .General Motors officials, headed by Executive Vice President ... William S. Knudsen. face to face for the first time since the start of the strik-e. • U. S. Army District Mead Mcels .CCC Officials, Cunningliam, Col, ricfcort p. Hynll of Little Kock. second In command of Ihc U. S. army's flood emergency forces north of the Arkansas rlv- In th'i slut", conrrnv-i |^™ today with Caplaln H. M. Henry, ccmmnmlcr of the CCC bat- Inllon of approxhnnlely 400, «Iio •urhrd here yesterday from Wis- TOiisln. oml with C. A;' Cmiulrn- 'icin. lieid of l-ie -cd Cross d!s nsier ov^anlnatlcn here. H wns understood Hint Co'. Hyatt emphasized that the CCC 'nl lind been sent iu'ii> "Imply UK-II precautionary mon- sure nnd hud been ordered slu- vl heie because Blylli^vlllc wi.s about (he lilvhcsl point between (he Missouri slate line and West Memphis nnd' because of fi"jihtirs here for establishing the CCC base Using the fnligiouiuk nnd Wa'k r paik as a bise the battalion uhlih hns 150 fast lilicks. Is extremely mobile : aii;l would be 'iblt to move rapidly lo any point wllliln mnny miles, sliould their services be rcfiuircd. 'nicy «n> housed .In the bulldinu.s nt the fairgrounds. Do Forciilry ^Vork The CCC truck battnllbn qiiart- ercd here Is composed almost en- llieli of \\kconsln nnd Illmol-,. joullis nirm bojs piutoinlnnlel inil CCC officeis nppaientlj pri! ' fcr them to joulhs fiom Hie tnigc eitlc-, Hie jilnclpnl occiipillon of (he ^CC boys oidercd hert foi por slble Hood emergency fluty IB ie fomlntuw woik rhoj^jc^u'i.^trjl 0 picginm fomnicl In •line vllh UK Uepiilinent of Agrlcultiup' itfoieslatlon and soil 'r'onMfrui tlon proginm^'steadily dining the •Hiring and fnll monlhb antt work in bridges nnd rands ,it olhcr times ( Wisconsin hns the Inrgest number of CCC camps of nny stale In (he union and the 'Sparta division from '^hlch Ihe bntliil- lon making the trip here was selected, has probably -the Inrg- ' number of camps' of any dl vision in the stale. So far, the federally supervised reforestation program, only aboul has maintained in Ihc life oi Kearlng llial, ange nuii-.slnylnsr of D above, Submits Sweeping Plan \ for Reform of Judiciary '1 to Congress. WASHINGTON,, rcb 5 (UP) — President Roosevelt, today proposed to congicvi sweeping reform of the Judicially, Including the il?hl to appoint n s ninny us hK new justices of the siipiemc couil It piesciit justices o\ei 70 scars old do not chooSe- lo ivIIre. The set)s-iltonnl proposil ot tf.c president. \\as sufcilUeii nftei Consultation ul nn emergency session of cabinet offlceis ami coligres loml leaders. 'Hie piesidcnt's piopo-snl foi new IcgMntloii. Mibmllted In a bpcclnl message (o congress, wns Immediately icferied to judiciary committees of both house nnd senate for , _., , . ,..'dy consldeialloii, munlly polillcal leader at Willow' Mi nooscnelts plan submitted Springs MO inlgiit lend lo a on Ihc eve of supreme court nrgu- ISnchlnB, olllcei 1 . secretly icmo\ed incut on the contioversial Wagnci Diivls' confessed slayer.' froni Wil- labor act, brought the Neu Deal Kenyon, '23, killing Davis 'ns Dnvis, knelt In , thicket lo wrllc n $5,000 ransom check Kenjon \\nb clmrir ed nllh flisl ilegrct. murdci Another Two-Tenths of a Foot Rise at Barfield; Lake Falling. Today's water stages: At Caruthnrsvillc: 4G feet, up • 15 of a foot in 24, hours. At Barflrld: 268.8, up .2 of a fool in 2* hours. At I)ij Lake: 249.7, down .1 of a fcot in 24 hours. Mississippi county's flood situation is continuing , quiet on all fronts. At Barfield the Mississippi rose .2 of a foot. There will be another small rise, tomorrow and possibly Sunday, but by Monday, it is expected the water will be at a stand. The fall at Big,Lake Is continuing nt the rate of a little less than a half-foot dally, it is now a foot and a half below the crest stage and by Sunday it should be below the 549 foot level at which engineers have announced they will fcal it safe to withdraw workers from" the levees. Spot Average Is 12.97 Tho nverage price of 7-8 inch middling cotton on the ten designated spot mnrkcls today was 12.87, according to the Blyihevlllc Board of Trade. at. Hoed Thrral Over COOTER, Mo. — The river Coltonwood Point was near a standstill and officials said that danger of n levee break is over. New Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 5. (Ijp) — Cotton closed barely stead}'. Mar. May July Oct. Dec. Jnn. open high . 1268 1268 1253 1250 1235 1238 1180 1182 1186 1186 low close 12S4 1264 1250 1252 1234 1235 1179 1179 1182 1182 • , • —— uoju Spotr, closerl quiet at 1324,off 0. Uncovers Indian Pottery in Grave Of Flood Victim Several hundred levee have been discharged. number out the of of families here when who they workers A laree moved feared .... levee might break nt Cotton wood are moving back here. Twelfth Refugee .Baby ' The 12th refugee baby bom at the Dlytheville hospital arrived last night. The baby, a boy, Is tlm son ,..v^,.v ou »...»o, u of Mrs. Nova Brown, of Big Lake, specific, colonies. LEPANTO, Ark.—While digging Ihc grave for Mrs. J. A. Moudy. 42. one of the six victims of the Litils' River drowning tragedy. Ed Wiggins of L?panto uncovered some of Ihe most perfect specimens of Indian pottery ever found here. Wiggins dug Into a grave of what Arkansas museum curators term the "Pre-Coluinbns" Indians and uncovered four vases of b!ack',varc pottery. One is over eleven inches In height and sectioned in four quarters. It Is bulky at the bottom nnd tapers off to a slim top. Another is a small vase, shaped in (he fonn of a dove. They were found scattered about the grave, which also held other artifacts and bones. Mr. Wiggins said he dug lo n depth of three and one half feet. The city cemetery of Lcpanto is located on what was once nn Indian burial ground so it Is not a rare thing for grave diggers lo uncover reminders of the people who formerly Inhabited this region. Germany Will Present Issue of Lost Colonies LONDON, Pib. 5. (UP)—Germany will present the Issue of hsr lost colonies to the Brilish foreign office for Ihe first time next week, ft was learned today. A German spokesman told the United Press that von mbb=ntrop, In conferring with Lord Halifax, would discuss the colonial Issue "in principle" without presenting demands or a formal note. This was believed to mean llial the envoy of Fuehrer Adolf Hitter would seek Great Britain's recognition of Germany's right again lo possess colonies which she lost In the World War. -Such British acknowledgement, It was said, must precede submission of claims to nny S1B1IT1 IS HEK Mother of Mrs. Henderson Succumbs at Daughter's Home. flood Conditions Repotted favoiablc All Along the Mis5LS_yp£J, Rivet, ,'""• , -~-^-e- » three years old, a high average the trees planted under the program, nbout 98 per cent, mere sprigs when planted, growing 'sc far. The youths work In groups of 1.0 each, nnd plant niiiny-tlioii- saiuls of seedlings dally^ ' Glad To Be Located .-. A majority of the 388 youths here got their first glimpse of Ihc mighty Mississippi from whose waters they are to help persons and property, if on their way swollen remove the levees break, to this city. They were "rolling" for about five days before reaching hero yesterday and appear pleased at the chance to seltle down Mrs. of Sparta the boys traveled by trucks from tlielr various camps and then she had been an active member cam .' )s ' 1 '' of the Baptist church. .living quarters and several stoves quarters somewhat ralher chilly night. Water tcr.s, Mrs. Henderson and Mrs. H. 13. Moore of El Paso. Tex., and cue son, Brooks Button, of Maurv City. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Baptist church at Maury I City with the Rev. J. T. Barker, castor of the church, officiating. Interment will be made there. Geo. Robertson, J. D. Hiddick, Dr. Booth, Will Carter, Robert Carter, Elbcrt Booth, Will Austin and Lawrence Eastman of Maury city bearers. (connections have the fairgrounds will serve ns pall- sanitation facilities opened for their use. The payroll was In the makin; of the but of ' the; Eeb auuu flood' fiU. i. I (UP)— CiL flo\ to 1 lo grips with Iho discussed Ibsuo of constltul'oinl chniigc nnd stiprunc court reform hels I ( Imlt of lo , ^ l N Rooscvc cd authority to ^ nppojnt nddllW ._i tedcrnl coilrl Judges and justices in all ens'"; ; Ihc silting Judge has reach- , cd the age o( i70 tnid tloe-s ribC diooso to ict ire ••* ' The draff, of proposed legislation subinllled by Mr Roosevelt contained a proviso that the suprem- . covrt membership should not be In- '. cre-i'ed to moie than 15 Justices umlci Uil 1 ! program since six of ttie present high courl JusUm reached tin, age of 70 Mr) relt would lie empowered ^l\ more juillce-s under posal s l *' Ti lo c ^fc\l Deal (bice;, nZ iJT Tn. (| " l <"">' inovc lo e " nct Ohio river valley lnu ,: rn .. w ..| siiggcstla on_ icnred Carulhcrsville Mo late 'odaj as Cabo III Hlcfcman Kj and the Rcelfcot Lake sector Cairo reported a sta?c of 55.4(1, R'drop of 1 .10 din-inn the past' M hours. The' river there was ex- iccted lo begin n much sharper fall within two days. Stages at olhcr points included: Hlckmnn, 51.2, n drop of .15 of a 'oot; New Madrid, Mo, 47.fl, n drop of .04; Memphis, 47.8,- n rise of .3, and Helena, Ark.. 5W3 i rise of .3 (since 10 A. M., Thursday). '. '•..-. The noon bulletin of the U. S. area engineers here reported flood conditions generally favorable through the affected areas. Bu- •Inecrs reported ironnd n culvert leak in developed SI. John Bnyou levee, seven miles 'norlli- ?asl of New Madrid, this niorn- f ng but sandbagging crews. soon slopped it. Ughl. KMu Predicted WASHINGTON. Feb. 5. (UP) — The weather bureau forecast lish< rnln or snow tonight nnd loinonvw over Indinnn. Illinois, and Missouri, center of the flood area. : Over the upper Ohio valley «nd the lower Mississippi valley tcin- psrnturcs will rise slowly with the exception of western Arkansas and Louisiana, where It may get colder, the bureau said. The Ohio river was falling along Its entire length nbove. Cairo, 111., today, -the weather bureau reported. At Evansvllle the Ohio fell .5 of a foot to 52.4 feet in the past 24 hours. Shot from Ai r Rifle May Cost Boy's Eye LEPANTO, Ark.—'Hie 12-year-old Kin of Mr. and Mrs. Deer, living on the J. T. Lee plantation cast of here, may lose the use of one eye ns the result of n shot from at the 'battalion camp iiere'"tod'a'y an alr rine '" t! ' c han ds of an- ond the toys arc duo lo get ? • r ^ wllh whom hc wfts pll >'" their monthly pay this week-end g ln tho Iofl of hls father 's barn ~.t . _ _ ^ f - ....•>* ,.1,11. I . T3_T1 *l,,*l nt-l.*.....] 11.- _t-!,J>. . Of course, 425 of the $30 they receive has lo yo home, but (hey Ihemselves eventually Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS, Til, Feb. (UP)—Hogs: Receipts, 6,500. Top. 10.50. 170-230 Ibs.. 10.40-10.50. Llijht weights, C.75-10.15. Bulk sows, 9.50-9.75. Cattle: receipts, 1,000. Steers, 7.50-8.65. Slaughter slcers, 6.00-12.75. Slaughter hcljers. 5,25-10.75. ' Beef cows, 450-5.50. get nve dollars for (and whatever might . find Its way back to them), and presumably they have the oldj army urge lo spend Iheir earn-'' Ings In a hurry. A B-B shot entered the child's eye nnd he was rushed lo Memphis for treatment. WEATHER inw provided Would Curb Injunction Power I— That In each Inslancj \\licie a federal the of Chicago Wheat open high low close \May 132 133 1-4 131 5-8 132 7-8 [July 1143-4 115 5-8 114 115 3-8 Chicago Com JMay 107 107 3-4 10S 5-8 107 3-8 I ' Arkansas—Partly cloudy tonight I 'and Saturday.' Warmer in south and east portions tonight. Somewhat colder In west and central portions Saturday. Memphis ««d viclntly—Increasing cloudiness and 'warmer tonisht, lowest temperature 44 lo 50. Saturday cloudy, probably rain. The maximum temperature here yesterday was 41, minimum 30. clear, according (o Samuel R Nor- ->.„. w«,,o, ™» „.„.. ,.,,„, w , ,„, j., mo 0 . 0 lg| .,.„ clear ttccordmg (0 3 am u e i n. N 0r . scd through ti Cutlers and low cutlers, 3.25-4.25. July 1007-8 101 5-8 100 1-3 101 rls, official weather observer: of Uie courts - _-... , to name in additional Judge, piovldlng such ip pointmenti do not increise th° inimbei of supreme court Jusllces above 15 ; 2 — mat no fedorir^courl !)•> nl lowed lo issue iny docislon 01 Injunction involving , ^jA^s! questions \vltl-out ample, ,,.-,.„„., notice Id the government' and that, Immedlale appeals of all such quw- 'ions bo allo«ed direct to the supreme court, such-appeals taking precedence over all other matters, pending in;.trie supreme court 3.—That transfers and shifts of federal Judges be allowed fro.n dl«- trlct lo district In ordei lo sp^ed up court business. ' 4.—That (he supreme court be irovided wilh an additional of- Icer (o be termed n proctou ihnrged with \vatching all federal court business In Older to expedite and facilitate it. Xo Amendment Ncetlc;! Mr. Roosevelt summed up his ourpose in tlie revolutionary proposed changes as: "My purpose Is lo strong then the administration of justice nnd '.o make It a more effective -,n- vant of the public need." The president declared flatly" that his proposals sveie to be considered. ns his present rtecis- •qn of the question of: .whether the nation needed n constltu- 'Iciial amendment He expressed belief that if his proposals were Tffecllve no constitutional amendment and no fundamental change in the powers of Ihe , court would be necessary. "If Ihcse .measures richieve : .lheir aim we may be relieved of the necessity of considering nny fundamental changes in the, powers of the courts or the constilu- llon of our government," he said. " . . . changes which Involve consequences so far reaching as lo cause uncertainty as lo the wisdom of such course ' Mr. Roosevelt referred to his ulan—a proposal so vast ns virtually to remake the personnel of Iho federal bench—ns *a program similar lo his far-reaching suggestions for. Ihe revision and consolidation of government departments and agencies. The two plans together would provide a reorganization of gov-> ernmtnt offices and courts more sweeping than nay .within the modem history of the federal government. The president struck Ugorously at vhal he described 4s "government by injunction" This, he charged, "lays a heavy hand upon normal processes," pointing out that no law can : make final authoritative efTect until It has passed through the "whole hierarchy'

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