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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOLUMK XXXIV—NO. 281. THE DOMINANT NKWQPAPER Of NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND BODTHRAST MISSOOUl Blythevllle Courier Blythevllle Dally News '. BlyUievllie Herald Mississippi Valley Letter BLYTIIEVILLK, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, FMKRUARY' 12,' IMS SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENT! SYSTEM VOID 10 Mil Answn- Certain To Be Inter peeled As "Go Ahead" Signal TOKYO, Feb. 12 (UP) — Japan trxlay refused to reveal her naval l.nlklliie plans lo the United lilates, CVreat Britain and Prance will told the three powers In effect to go ahead and build more and larger ships under the "escalator rlinra> of Iho 1936 London naval treaty, if they saw fit. 'Die note to the United States, which was almost identical with tliGDe to Hritaln and Prance, said: 'Marian Not Concerned" '•It is not a matter which should rnncorn |i>js government in ihe nveut fliat your government on a basis of whatever reason or rumor .••liuld exercise the right of escola- lion, povided in any treaty to whirl) Japan Is not a party." Japan refused to join the imii treaty because the other three powers would not agree lo her demands for limiting navies by total tonnage, instead of limiting only UK; tlze anil gun calibers of dif- remit types of ships'. Under the "escalator" clause the three powers are entitled lo exceed the treaty limits if any non-signatory powers .'.tinted building excessively. Aft Navy Masked [is War Diradnaiiohls for Paoifir n uvers These warships riding at anchor inside the newly constructed 12,5Ua.fool Los Angeles breakwater balllefleet assembled for the first tacllcai maneuvers lo be conducted under the direction of Hit C. Blocli. War games in ihe Alaska-IIawali-Ciillfornla triangle in ihe Pacific are lu b,. continued were ,u,,o,t B ihe '}& units of Ihe U a now Heet comma,Le" Mml, Haud, 10r ,|, ™ ' l" .ivy Tonnage Increase Likely WASHINGTON. Feb.' 12 (UP) — Refusal by Japan to reveal naval building plans might result in an amendment, increasing to 40.000 Ions each the size of three bat- II [th ins contemplated in President Roorevelt's bigger navy program, it was Indicated authoritatively today. An Influential Democratic member of Uie/liouse naval ufWirs com- has been holding weeks on the au- ntitioe.. _wlilcfi lieorinys for thorization bill of Chairman Carl Vinson (Dem., Oa.) said It was likely the battleship tonnage figure would be raised lo a total of 1''0 - liao Ions. Lepanto Pays Cash For Graveling oi Streets I.EPANTCi, ,Ark., Feb. r-rul streets v:ere graveled In Le- panlo during the past two weeks ul a cost of $1,200. Mayor C. B. MrClellan stated (hat the lowi) liiiid rush for the gravel. Another improvement for I,e- pnnlo wns the approval of a plan inr u new Fire truck, fire ecpilp- nient and brick firehouse by the \yaler atul sewer boa'id, of which C. L. Marcom is chairman. The new project will cost $4,000 and the board allotted cash ' payment for it. Succumbs In Jail Tp Wounds Received In Shooting Affray STAMPS. Ark.. Feb. 12. (UP)Jake Smith, 43-year-old negro tenant, died in jail here today of wounds suffered In a gun battle with R. 11. Covlngton. 45. -white planter, yesterday. Covlngton died earlie/'today at Shreveport La.. The negro had been brought here late Friday night from txniis- ville, Ark., to mob violence. (If |Japanese Warned To U! Respect American Flag TOKYO. Feb. 12 (UP) — The government replying to an American note protesting against incidents lu China said today that instructions had been sent to every Japanese unit throughout China lo respect Ihe American nag. The note said that in addition to reeinuliaslziiig previous Instructions the Government had: 1. Dispatched a high officer lo China to insure full execution of instructions. 2. Stationed special officers at Important points in Chinn to supervise the rights of foreign powers. . 3. . Reestablish military police In Cliina. .... escape threats of His presence '.vas •iol revealed until alter his deal)). SHHEVEPORT. La.. Fob 12 <UPI— R. II. V. Covington, • 45- S'ear-old planter, died at 8:30 a. m., today of wounds 'inflicted by Jake Smith, negro tenant farmer. Officers sped Smith to a secret hiding place yesterday after he had shot the planter during a quarrel. Coviiigton wonrided his tenant In the head with a .38 caliber pistol shot after he lind received a shotgun charge Just under the heart at close range. Covington «-ns given a blood transfusion and an operation was .county durlnc January performed just before midnight — '• • but physicians had held little hope for his recovery. Several carloads of men began looking for Smith after the shooting but Sheriff Ace Griffin of Lewlsville, Ark,, refused Jumping beans jump because 'of the presence of a caterpillar on the inside. The caterpillar jumps in order to move Ihe bean from urn-exposed spots lo shaded r.laces. Tne worm is able to guide Ihe bean and. if it reall7.es lhat it is goine in the wrong direction, It immediately turns. Toy Unites, Child Dies YOUNGSTOWN, O. (OP)—Nlne- inonths-old Margaret oower's celluloid rattle touched a kitchen stove ami ignited. The flre spread to her clothes. Her mother, Mrs. Samuel Cower, brat but HID flames nilli her hands, but Margaret was turned seriously nnd died. Three of County's Deaths Resulted From Automobile Accidents Of the 2(1 deaths In Mlsslsslpp Find Wright Is Guilty In Death Case To File Evaluation 1 Reports On WPA Work Senator King Wants Roosevelt To Call For World Parley WASHINGTON, Feb. 12. (UP) — Senator William E. King, (Dem.. Utah) announced today he would Introduce a senate resolution -authorizing President Roosevelt': lo summon limitation world* conference of armaments. '• "f plan to Introduce n resofii- lion on Monday calling upon Mie president (o hnlte all nations concerned lo come to Washington and\ sit down around n conference table and see if some' agreement ciimiot be reached on limb lotion of arms,' 1 the Utah senator said. ! UTTI<K UOCK. Ark.. Feb. IS I i UP'—T W clvc additional county judges nnd mayors lodny signified Ihelr Intentions of mint; cvuU nation rcort-s on work done by federal relief agencies In Ihelr sections of the slate, Floyd Sharp, Arkansas WPA administrator, r nouncfd. Sharp also said that U J. Henry of Newport, chairman of the slnlc planning board, had been designated by Governor Bailey 10 make n survey of projects spon 1 sored by the slate government. Among, the officials whose letters pledging cooperation were received today was Mayor George R. Crosley of. El Dorado*. . ,• King said peeled" the Hint he - liad "ex- Japanese refusal to divulge naval plans to the Untied Stales, but he pointed out that the Japanese note received today said Japan was willing lo discuss limitation of naval forces QJI n qualitative basis—lhat Is by lotul naval strength rather than 'by the si2e of Die ships and guns. "I want to see land, sea Accounting Proceed ings Postponed Until March 2 By Court Hearing of the suit brought by where he had taken the lo tell nrgro. the Mississippi County Taxpayers ^ j ^ ,, wl ^ — and' association and indlvldtml lax- caused by nutomolillc accidents,i a1r . m '" 1 " mems discussed without ! payers to cojimol an accoimliiii. l>v pneumonia claimed lour, Five died v ™ m ™, ™'»"iiltmenl«." - King, r . M . '£,.$former ol,^ court front heart allmen, „,„ lwo fro , lt -"-^l— wm^^j, „ «, llc] Son^ ' Skatrrs' Shoes Stolen CLEVELAND (UP)—The villlans tvbo "steal a feller's clothes while lie's In the swimming hole in the nation, summer-time" have found some- Echick There were 38 birtlis among while parents and 20 among ne- groes, according lo the report of the county health nnil. Members of the unit concentrated on immunization work during the past month. There were 035 vaccinated against sriiallpox, 178 received diphtheria immunl- 244 test children . took for diphtheria the mid thing to do in the winter. A dozen [ seven rabies treatments were ad- skaters in Rockefeller Park had lo walk home oti Ihcir ice .skales ivhen their shoes were stolen. He Negotiates for 'Big Steel' ministered. There were 41 communicable W€U T€LL YOU BY -" . ece BURNS _ I'm always a lltlle suspicious of people who nre so ready to call somebody else a crook.- The other day I was talkln' td a lady out here who was suing her hvisband for a divorce settlement and she was klckin' about her lawyer bein' so crooked. I says. "Well, what has he done?" And she says, "Well, he came lo me aud said he had talked to. my husband and he bad gotten a fair settlement." , f says, "What's wrong with that?" She says, "Well, f didn't need to pay a lawyer to get a fair settlement—I coulda gollen lhal myself," diseases reporled and in the tuberculosis control work. M- we re admitted lo.service and 17 home visils made. Three received X- rays. In the school work. 725 students were inspected by the ''physician. Dr. H. E. Schirmer. and nurses The s.im'tariaii. George ShamHn made 24 surveys of .: Industrial plants and the personnel, 31 visits and inspcctioi ' • • establish me .its dairy farms. inspections to food handliiiK r "' "'- nnd ten visiU lo Ihe the Police Car Speeds Away With Three-Line Jingle BOSTON (UP)—Rhythm has invaded the police prowl cars. When a Brighton car was sent to look for a prowler, u melodious voice broke in over Ihe two-way radio: ,- '' "Hooray, Hooray. "We're on our way! ''We are Ihe boys of Jury Convicts Four On Mail Fraud Charges NEW YORK. Feb. 12. (UP)—A federal court jury today found William Graham. James C. j Ruby Echo Champion Cow i TORONTO (UP>-Supr«ne Ruby j Echo is Ihe new 305-day, 3-year- Jold. twicc-a-day milking division I champion of Canada, with a< rec- • ord production of 19.005 pounds of, milk and 650 pounds of butterfal ' The cow is owned by James R ! Henderson of Portsmouth Ontario ! McKay aud two of ihcir three defendants guilty of mall fraud and conspiracy, "as charged by Ihe government." The continuance was made In order to allow stale auditors additional time lo complete their supplemental audit of the books of the former circuit court clerk and Ids deputy. It was staled today. 'Hie action Is before Counly Judge S. L. Gladlsh. Craig and Smith logelhcr owe the county $31,100.22 through Dec. 31. 1937. lhc Male comptroller's office charges in its audit report. The ex-officials have been accused of cmbrzxlenipnl in criminal charges. I .OS ANCIKLKS, Pel). 12 (UP)— Paul 1.. Wi'lBhl, who hilled his wile mill John Klmmd when he Valley Al'CilS Flood- ""Willy found them In nn cm- Ijiiii'i 1 at lits home today wns found sm'lty ul nmn.sliuiRhli'i' on two counts. The Jui'y received the cuso ycslt'rdiiy. A Jury of eli'hl men nnd four women returned the verdict in Judge 1 liiuiill Hull's court after <lc- llbrrnlliii! HUTU hours and •l!i mln- Tiii' jury hud arrived at Ihe verdict ut ll):or> a. in. but court was delayed while the principals In thi! tune were brought Into court. The penalty for iininslauBh- tiT Is i»ie lo Irn years on ench count. Judge Hull will decide whether of WrlgrU will serve (lie (.dins coii- si'cutlvi'ly, a Icnn of 2 to lo years, or concurrently, a term of <>ni< 10 It) years, is JIM Auslrin Situation Tense; Fear of Nazi Influence Grows ' VIENNA. Pel), la. (UI')-Al) Mr- Renl meeting of the Fatherland ront, Austria's only Baited na- tionnl political party, was summoned for tonight as Chancellor Kurt SchuschnlBf conferred with Adolf Hitler In liavnrln. Schuscu- nifg's visit, It whs reported, wnf suggeslrd by Premier Ucnllo Mussolini uf Unly, presumably to weld Austria closer to the Home-Berlin axis, \ ' • Jews In Austria feared It would result In increase of Na?.l Influence over Ihe Austrian cabinet and Affect Ihe Jewish communities. Thr cr.l; Snows Close Moun- laiu Roads SAN' I'liANC'ISOO, I'fb. 1'i (III 1 )—A Hlfclil rarthrju'ilio .sliuuk S'm riiinrlit'u ul I'i noon, 'J I' in. (r. v. ,1.) linliiy. No ilulll- iifci- lias ri'iiuflt'il. i-'AN |.'UANC1SCO, Calif., Pel) 12. irjpi -'ihr M'vtiilrriuh .sueces- stiv dny (if rah) sent Cnllfomlji river* uiiKliini; nut ol Uulr banks loilny, Hooding vaM ureas ol farm lands, drlvlnit hundreds of fmnl- lles from tholi home.s ami disrupting IrauspoiUillun anil cimi- uuinlcallon. Thi'i-i' had been niiiny cnsinillles due lu Uu> slorins since a violent gale swept the coast and killed sis persons curlier In the week. Heavy snows closed Ihc roads In mountain ureas nnd radio amateurs In l?'.-no. Nitv., Mild .short wave operators nl Mono Lake' icard that a snow slide at June Lake, lilah Sierra .summer resort, norlh nf lilshoi). had hilled hvo men nnd carried away six cabins. The area was Isolated by snowdrifts of from eight to 20 feet and telephone lines were down. Tltrci' MsliiTmcn Missing Coast nunrdsmen reported Ih. a small fishing boat cap.stecd Ilvt miles oil Point Uiinn and that Ilircc of lhc four members of the crew u'ere mUslng. An automobile skidded into Ihc 1 Salinas river alter (ho bridge Was washed out at Soledad. It was not knrned humedlnlely whether lls occuimnls escaped. Tho San Lucas bridge also was swept away. Tile weather bureau reitorlcd that Ihe iierlod of rain and snow was the longest known In Call- ftirnla? "the'^former record luivlng bceii 14 days 4n I!)!)-!, The forecast \vns for contlniK'd rain today and probably Sunday. l.cvrr- Breaks Dam WATSONVIIiLE. Calif,, Peb. 12 (UP)—A .levee along .the Pa]aro river broke today under, lhe p strain of 1 flood wnlcr.5 and hundreds of soulii Wal.sbuville homes were Inundated. : ' ' Blasts from the town siren warned all residents out of the urea as temporary Red Cross headquarters were swept, away arid power boats were used lo remove refiiljees. IS SPLIT, 4 TO UN flf .cgislation To Upset Shelby County Machine Held Unconstitutional NASHVILLE, Tcim, Feb. ,11. I UP)—The tlate supic.no court,\in u lour [g ono decision loifny held unconstitutional Governor Gordon Browning's county unit primary system which he steam rollpred llirouiili n special session of the lcgl*lntiin> to bicAlt tlie po\Vei- of E. II, Crimi]), Memphis , political" lender. For yean the Shelby county or- ijruil?.allon has held the balance. Tennessee and has been able with the. county's huge block vote—ncaily n fourth of the state's total—to name Democratic candldnles iiml to elect, them. The coin I wild Shelby county's Inruo registration "cannot bo re- iardcd as an evil," ana* dUc'rlml- nnllon asiiln.st the citizens of n particular county ctnuiot bo sustained oil the bnie grounds they took n laigc pint lu a primary uleclloj). Browning's Defeat MEMPHIS, Tcmi., Peb 12. (UP) -E. it. Crump, Shelby county pa-" lltlcul boss, .said today the decision of Tennessee's supreme court In outlawing the county unit law *ns a prelude' to Governor Brown- Ing's defeat In the next election.' ; Drives to End : Desert Strife Mercury Reaches New February High Friday Yesterday, a new high was recorded here for February temperatures when the tliermomctcr went lo 17. The previous high for Ihe month was Thursday when It was 76 degrees. Find Bones Of Gold Prospeelor Who Died Alone On Mountain Ledge Model Has Triple Job CLEVELAND. r UP , _ Arnongl thos ' 10 l >e a chance to , read the boards of a Broadway theater is Miss Caroline Stranic. a model by day. „ soclal kpr by night, and an amateur actress between tunes. When Thomas L. Moses, above, U, S. Steel vice president, appeared at negotiation conferences in New York between the company and C. I. o, chieftains, observers believed It presaged early renewal of the working contract which affects 500,000 steel workers. Moses was Influential in bringing C, I. O. Leader John L. Lewis and "Big Steel" logether in the first one- year agreement, ..__. New Cotton LOVF.LAND, Col., Feb. 12 (UP) —The bones of one of the many wanderers lost In the gold rush turned up today after a quarler of a ccnliiry to plague the .-.her- Id's oflicc with a problem in identification. Tliis man fell off a cliff and died nn a ledge In Big Thompson Cotlou futures closed 5 to 8 higher today on a steady market. Mar May Jul. Oct. Dec. Jan. 890 903 910 91! 913 high low close 894 883 894 during Hie limes when every man regarded " ! e next one as his enemy because they all were alter the snmc gold In the mountains and when one was lost the others points were too busy In their diggings •"-'•-' and too avaricious to hum for him. The skeleton wa.!K.Iotuid by three men «'!io weissthma cllic tnotin- talHSi 'year recorded 15,23or to 3 "1 893 801 908 900 90S 913 910 913 91 < 911 91atingulslied strangers from.Am- 916 913 | erica, South Africa, Australia and dances, and visits from many spots closed steady at SOW.' the Continent, and 600 feel above the canyon floor, iherc was axe, from which a double bitted Ihe handle had synagogues wore crowded News of Schuscluilgg's tnnlghl trip tt ncrchtesgadc, received too late fw Iho papers, spread through thr city and caused Intense excitement. Clevelander Yields To Unseen Assailant CLEVELAND (UP) — Vcrnon E. Bartlelt lold friends how he was robbed by a- "phantom" bandit. Bnrtlelt was putting Ids automobile In the gamge. lie suddenly fell u gun In his back, A voice said: "Hand over your money. Don't look around." Diuillelt obeyed. The "phantom" fled with $80. Dartlctt never saw his assailant. Sousa's Grandson Bows As Dance Band Leader lion, \ "That bill was dishonestly conceived and dishonestly passed by Browning's leglslatuie," Crump will. "Browning will be reviewing •mil regretting. Sparta perished for want of Spartans. This Jckyll and Hyde govctnor will perish August 1 for want of votes." ' ' PALM musical BEACH, rla. (UP)—The name of Sousa goes marching on with the baton In the hand of the grandson of Ihe famous "March King." John Philip Sous;). 3d, 24-year- old musician, made Ids professional debut here uAu!ui:llng his own 10-pJece dance Ijaiid. i rotted away, r si/e eight rubbor Isool and a jar, on which was the name of a chemical used In those times to keep axes from rusting. Deputy Sheriff William Jack-! son estimated that the man died 25 or 30 years ago. He had been a strong man. about six feel tall.I Quelling ot desert warfare in j Had nothing eke been found, the case svo.itd have been closed with the burial of the skeleton, but. which more than 80 Bedouins i were killed in a single skirmish j Is the latest job of Major John , Ironically, for it was evident that Bagot'Glubb, above, often called ; the man had not found gold. !iel the "Second Lawrence of Ara- j left a gold watch beside his bones. t,j a •• with Iho same dasli and ; Jackson said he would send the efficiency of his gton; Mich., for, perhaps, they might be able to Identify the buyer from their records and 'he survivors, If any, could bo turned hoiv their kinsman died, *' Major Giubb and his British patrols raced' Into tlie^-desert hinterlands after: a Saudi- •Arablin tribe attacked a group ot Transjor'diars. Walks For Her First Time A l Age Of Seven For the first time in her life, Nettie Nell Moore cmi now walk. The seven-year-old child, who ha? teen flsditing to regain her health since she was a baby, come home will go to school Final Rites Held For ~ ' Mi-si Harrison' Holly .STEELE. Mo,—Funeral scrvlcss .vcrc JicJd here yestcrdny afternoon 'or Mrs. Harrison Holly. 24, who •Jled at the home of her parents Mr. nnd Mis. C. N. Bifggance of Braggadocio. The services/ wldctv vcre held, at the Vlcksburg Chur'cl; if Christ, were conducted by the pastor, ncv. Channel Frcnce, and 'nternient was umdc In the Holly, icmetery at Steele with the Oer-•nun Undertaking company in oh arse. Mrs. Holly had been In bad health for several years and she And Mr. Holly have been resitt- ing In Steele. -About a week ago. she was removed to lhc 'home of be)' parents. She Is survived by her husband, « two-year-old foster son, Blllle (vliom they duel taken into their home, her parents, two sisters, Eva loti, of Katainazoo. Mich., and \fnr(;arct, at .home, five brothers, ! Charles of Lawrence, Midi., Ralph ' of Plant City, Fin., Merell -Lav:- : rencc and V/plam, at home. •-,! Funeral Services Held j Thursday For A. W. Wren STEELE, Mo.—Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon for' A. A. Wren at Ihe Steele Methovl- st church by (he pastor, Rev. M. ' A. Mnssey. Interment ,«-,is ma;le n the Mt. zion cemetery with .he German Undertaking company n charge. Mr. Wren, age JtO years, died in the Blytlievlltc hospital Wednesday aflcrncmn of kidney trouble. He had been In bad health for several years; Mr. Wren w as ond of the mast prominent farmers of this, community, having lived here since 1901. He was also very active in the local church. Surviving are his wife, two daughters, ,Mrs. Myrtle Davis of Steele and Mrs. Pearl Zietler of St. Louis, and three grandsons. yesterday soon. The child, who is the daughter of Mr. and ^frs. Moss Moore, had tuberculosis of the spine when a baby but efforts of representatives of the Arkansas Society for Crippled Children have assisted her through a Ions siege of hospitals, clinics and sanitariums until she hecnmc well. ','sltlo Ne!! was taken lo the crippled children's hospital at Memphis four and a half years nso, where she lay on a board for IB months to straighten her spine. During this period she developed tuberculosis of the lung and specialists said she must be removed to a sanitarium immediately. Mrs. James B. Clark, director of the crippled children's work in this section, took her to Boouevllle where she two years. liealcd. she was removed to a Little Rock hospital where she has been for the post nine months. She now walks \vllh the aid ol braces nnd is as nearly well as she Is able to be, physicians say remained for nearly When her lung was Executive for 29 Years Gets Own Desk at 80 CLEVELAND (UP)—Samuel Sco- vll, 80-year-old active chairman of the society for savings Bank, was a deskless executive for 29 years —until his election as board head. The sprightly octogenarian was identified closely with the bank as a board of trustees member and as one of the finance' committee members, but It was not un^ll his 1 rise to the .top of the list, that he was given a regular place lo sit. He still walks to work. WEATHER Arkansas—Mostly cloudy tonight and Sunday, not much change In temperature. Memphis and vicinity — Partly cloudy to cloudy tonight; lowest temperature tonight GO; Sunday eloudy, possibly becoming unsettled. ".'•..'