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i BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMDIANT NKWBPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOLUMK XXXIV—NO. 2^2. Blythevllle Courier Blythevllle Herald Blythcville Daily News Mississippi Valley Le«der BLYTIIRV1LLR, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, FKBUUAHY M, J9D8 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENT*" Fatal Accident May Cause Curb On Skating llflllTII It II I •-r% " • —' S *^f 1DUII HUH, Swollen Rivers. Fed By"1.9 Days Of Rain, "Ravaging Calilorin; Officers Absolve Truck Driver; Fear Similar tragedy Here Spurred into action by the death of Pain Mayo, H-year-oh! Dell youth, who wns struck by n truck while skating on Highway 18, at Uell. late Saturday night, city officials centered today on plans to reduce Untile hazards here, occasioned by the presence of large groups of children skating OH city .streets, particularly at night. Casey Johnson, 25-year-old driver of the truck which struck young Mayo and Mary Lee Mooney. 15. as they skated, arm in arm, wns released after officers investigated. The Mooney girl, who received an Injury to one knee and a laceration over one eye, wns nble to be removed from the Blythevllle hospital (o the home of her mother, Mrs. J, p. Mooney, at Dell, late Sunday afternoon. Fear Similar Tragedy Here Police Clilef E. A. Rice nnd City Attorney Roy E. Nelson, fearful that a repetition of the Dell tragedy might be enacted here unless some measures are taken to curb or restrict skating, were expected lo make announcement of regulations tomorrow". Moyo's neck wns broken, his head and face badly lacerated and skinned and liis right leg broken when the truck crashed into him. The Mooney girl, who was grazed by the car ae she stumbled to the pavement.-with young Mayo, was badly shocked but she became much better yesterday and her injuries are not expected to prove serious. The pair was with a party of skaters who were using the highway for their pleasure as the town of Dell has no pavement. They had been skating along the highway for several hours when the accident occurred shortly before 11 o'clock, directly opposite the railroad station. Terms Accident Unavoidable Johnson, of Roselnnd, who was chiving a truck'belonging to R.-C. Rose, told officers that the skaters moved directly into the path of his car when he was almost upoi: them. He was detained after the nreidcnt but was released on his own recognizance. Deputy Sheriff Arch Lindsey said that the accident wns unavoidable in his opinion. No inquest was held. Finiernl services were held the'; Mayo home residence this afternoon. The Rev. J. L. Newsom pastor of the Baptist church at Gosncll, officiated an.< burial was made at Mounds cemeteiy at Dell Young Mayo's father, Colen E Mayo, who is a farmer, is seriously ill at the Veterans hospital in Little Rock, and wns unable to attend the services. He is also survived by n brother, Colen jr., eight and his grandmother, Mrs. Alice Edwards, who has lived with then -since lltcir mother died six years ugo. Cobb Funeral Home was it charge of funeral arrangements. a SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 14. (UP) I Torrential downpours on hill and -Ilalns. bliMsaiUs ami high winds mmnitain slope MMH ., numerous •nvnged California today, tirlnging j slides crashing down on lilvltwar serious nood threats. tntorruplln» and railroad line*. Wi.it e aps were •nllroad service, breaktns; communications and turning hundreds from owland homes. II was,.tht' 1911) consecutive <!iiv of rain. Weather bureau records vere broken. 'flip Saerninenlo nnd San Joan- quirt valleys, richest of California's nland agricultural empire, were mperiled. Thousands of acres of crops were flooded and destroyed. The mountains were locked In by snow. Immense drifts halted high- vays and rail traffic. Crews fought o bring stranded passenger trains through. Despite the seriousness of the storms and their wide extent only Uro deaths were reported over the vcek end. torn In concrete roads. In the Sacramento delta region, | near Isluton. n rleh nspavn'siu dis- d'fct, hundreds of men worked on levees, where the river \vtis .swollen to dyke top by rains tmd tides backing up from San Kranrisco hay. Levees burst In' the Black Ion area near the junction of (he Stockton Cold Wave Threatens I'Yuit.and Truck Crops I'l'ITI.M UOCJK, I'Vll. l-l. (Ul'l - Widt'sproiul il:iiiuii>i> |o liull itiul truck «(ips_ was tlircateni'd today forecast ot fror/lng tcmpmi- and Stanislaus rivers truck recruited in Stockton and rushed to right the waters spilling over fertile fields. The extreme northern part of tlic state and southern Oregon suffered the brunt of a driving blizzard. A score of. (owns between Dunsiiir, Canlera and Cnstella Yrcca were isolated. Grips President, Coneres,s~ men, Navy But r^o tial Foe Doubtful By I.VI.U C. WILSON Copyright, 1938, Uy llnitfil WASHINGTON. Feb. 14. (UI'l.- Penr of war today g Itnl of the richest nn fill power on earth. Fear of var hns made iml'creil defense spending In the pajt five and one-half years almost (Y|tiitl lures, ulilclt will end two weeks of abnormally warm weather. In lite f.\jft Smith nren extensive dunmec was fenred lo Ihe peach orchards If the sub freezing \veath- i'i tunlimie.s for .several dny.s. IViidi lives have budded during the i>:iht u-w days of warm weather. Officials of the slate Agricultural ih'iurlmcnt said there was no im- tiiHllute threat lo apple; orchards. ., i,,, I" Cra1|>head county strawberry "''i ".rowers prepared smudge pol.s In this r i- "'" W of kee " ln (f lllc inis c.i|,- |lllu! mcmuluir (innmge. pe- SEEK lOlffll IN ^. A. Montague In Serious Condition; Alleged Assailant Captured The condition of L-. A. Montague, 45-year-old Calumet farmer who was seriously injured In a knife ittack late Saturday night, remained critical today as officers leld his accused assailant, George Larue, 25, in the county jail here on charges of. assault with iriteut to.kill:. ... -"-- Montague was in the Blythevllle hospital with severe knife wounds auout- the chest and throat and Jhysicians said he has a chance [o recover unless infections develop. Officers are awaiting the outcome of Montague's Injuries, However, before arraigning Larue In municipal court. According to Deputy Sheriff Arcli Llndsey the men had quarreled previously and a grudge is said to have existed between the two for some time. Montague was at &< friend's house three and one half miles west of Calumet late Saturday night, and according to J. D. Alley Accused of Slashing Alton Presnel! Sunday Night A warrant charging assault with a dendiy weapon was issued toduy for J. D. Alley. 18-year-old youth, accused of stabbing Alton "Ju:i- ior" Prcsnell, n, in 'an altercation about 8 o'clock last night In the west end. Officers said at noon today that Alley, who Red following the alleged attack, had not been apprehended. This afternoon Presnell was confined to his home on South 17lh street with knife wounds alioiit the neck and hands. His condition .was not regarded as serious by physicians and he is expected to recover. Pre.«)ell was taken to the Blytheville hospital last night following the stabbing and receive:! emergency treatment, being removed to his home today. He said he was with a group ef boys at the junction of the Frisco tracks and Highway 18, near the old Chicago Mill site, when Die attack occurred. Presnell said the reports Larue called Montague l> ; oub '? stai ' t , c<1 when " e , lall E he(l "" *""' "'"" ""' """""" ""'" Root Stops GO-Foot Plunge CLEVELAND (UP) —Mrs. -Ruth Burke suffered only from shock when ^ier dress caught on a projecting" tree-root, halting halfway her plunge down a 60-foot cliff. W€LL ill T€LL YOU BY BOB BURNS _ outside and slashed him with a knife. Larue, accompanied by liis brother Herman Larue, fled across the state line inlo Southeast Missouri. Yesterday afternoon a group of Arkansas officers headed by Lindsey, together with a posse from Hornersville who were aiding in the search, saw the brothers walking along a railroad right of way. George Larue was captured after nn exciting chase, but Herman made his escape by swimming across a drainage ditch. Lindsey who was aided in Lame's capture by Constable Irvin Loll of Gosnell and Kline Dobbs deputy sheriff, brought Larue to the local Jail. He snid Larue had been drinking and admitted the attack on Montague, but absolved his brother, saying he did not participate In the affair. Weak from loss of blood. Montague was brought to the Blytheville hospital early yesterday morning. Due to the fact that the attack occurred In a remote sec- ton of the county Montague did not receive medical attention for ome time and had to be brought part of the way here in a wagon. Mrs. S. S. Sternberg And Miss Turner To Speak Miss Winnie V. Turner and Mrs S. S. Stemberg will S |>cak to members of the Business and Professional Woman's club at their weekly meeting nt the Hotel Noble tonight. Miss Turner's subject will be "Rationalization and Fantasy" in continuation of the psychology study course which she has been I guess maybe it's because this Is n new country out here, bit people seem to be ktnda restless They want's keep movin' around nil the time and don't stay wit! one job very long like they do down home. The other day a man uppliei lo me for a job workln' arounc the house and I says "Well, want a - good, steady man that'l stnv with me." He says "Well, you can depem on me—I can give you recom inendalions of 2H people that worked for last year." it Altej', who wn.5 nrgiilng another youth. "He cursed me several times nnd t (ried lo gel him (o stop." Presnell said, "but he kept on calling me bad names and I slapped :iis face." One of the other boj-s handed Alley a long bladed pocket knife Presnell said, and Alley attacked him with the wenupn, knockln, him doivn after inflicting several gashes. When Presnell fell to the ground Ills head struck a rock and he was dozed as Alley iled from the .scene. Officers who attempted to investigate the -attack last night were unable to learn the whereabouts of Alley and continued their search for him today aftet a warrant had been issued tot his arrest. the sums expended ons 10. ')". the ])revl- Fcur of war IIIIK caused tile United Stales In practice to nban- 'on Its policy of freedom of the sens. • Fear of wa:- has aroiisc-l n real controversy over Ainedc.ii, >ollcy approaching i,, MtlDrnets :hc dispule which broke around Woodrow. Wllso.Vs League or Na- lions. Fear of war Is intered by President Roosevelt, by tlie highest invnl officer in the Innd. by responsible senators and by pim)- Disagreo As to Causes ; Fear of war would appear to te almost unanimous among tlie spokesmen for those in governmental attd civil life who think in terms of international affnirS Mr. Roosevelt nnd the navy fear world conditions, tlonist senators Famous suspect isola- secriit agreements a n d entanglements with foreign powers. Pacifists charge that .Mr. Rooscyelfs wor^s and policies Imply warlike pinhs, Tlie extraordinary and arresting fnct is that there is nlmost unanl- niotK disagreement as to possible causes ot portending conflict mid what should be done to avoid it . No enemy is named. But by a process of diminution, ixitenllal foes appear to be Jnpau or ,-i combination of Jnpnn with Germany or Italy or both of them Naval tacticians believe It wo'ilcl be "extremely hazardous" for any Asintic nation to attempt invi- ston of the United States even with a fleet equal to ours. Striking indirectly, an enemy might move at some sphere of prime American interest, such as South or Central America, the Philippine Islands or the outlying possessions—Alaska. Hawaii anil .small Island here and there. The line of questioning In current hearings on the new naval bill showed acute if not unanimous congressional Interest in Japan's ability to American fleet cope with and with chances, our fleet would have against the combined forces of Japan. Italy and Germany. Admiral William 0. Leahy, chief of naval operations, had n gleam In his eye when he said the American fleet could meet the Japanese fleet. But against three combined fleets, he said, the United States would be nt a serious disadvantage. Stock Prices NEW YORK. Feb. 14. (UP) — The stock market made a feeble advance today and volume was light. A. T. & T 136 1-2 Anaconda Cop 32 1-8 Assoc. D. 0 7 Beth. .Steel 56 3-8 Boeing Air 287-3 Chrysler Coca Cola Gen. Elec Gen. Mot Int. Harvest Montgomery Ward N. Y. Central Packard Phillips Radio Pet. bringing month. to this group once a Mrs. S. S. Sternberg will speak on Susan Anthony, whose 118th birthday anniversary served tomorrow. be ob- May Jul. Chicago Wheat open high | OW c i ose 941-4 947-8 941-4 945-8 901-8 907-8 901-8 903-1 May Jul. Chicago Corn open high low close 593-4 60 595-8 593-1 GO3-4 61 5-8 6<K 606-8 55 3-4 118 40 34 3-8 G4 5-8 33 7-8 11 7-8 4 3-4 37 3-4 6 3-4 F\vo Are Htivl Seriously In Accident Just South of Cily Four persons were injured, two seriously, when n car driven by II. I". Worslcy. Jr., of Luxora. col- 'Meil with [mother machine on Highway 61. near the municipal nlr- Jiovt last night. Ucsldes Worslcy, those Injured Soulh American I'rolecllon Appropriate In that connection is Admlrnl Leahy's unusual -off the record" remarks to the committee which were passed over at the time by American reporteis but which probably may ns well be published now since ft roomful of casual listeners heard his words ns well as reporters for various foreign news organizations. The line of committee questioning having touched upon South America the admiral said he would be willing to talk—off the record, and proceeded to do so. He said South America is rt- posed lo possible foreign aggression ami "may get into trouble at any moment." Questioned further about the United Slates defense line—an imaginary line within which a foe would not be permitted to cross-Leahy said "it might be a good idea" to extend that were Wilson Calo, 23, employs! of lioud's store nt Double Bridges, Mis Mildred Jolly, 19, of Luxora, who is employed as a stenographer at Osceola. and Miss Evelyn Roberts. 25, Osceola beauty shop operator. All were occupants of the Worslcy car. Apparently the most. ' ; seriously hurl was Cuto, wlio' Is iiiicraisciniis nt the Blythevllle hospital with a fractured sk'ull, n broken leg and oilier injuries. Physicians snid his condition today was not critical nnd he apparently yhns 11 good chance of recovering.!Miss Jolly wns also In a serious condition at the hospital tatny. She 1ms several broken ribs, n punctured lung and n broken ankle. Miss Roberts remained In the hospital today with shoulder and hip Injuries, the extent of which were not Immediately determined. She also has ctils nnd bruises. Worslcy, who wns brought to tlte hospital last night with the other three, was given emergency treatment (or minor Injuries and discharged. Harold Slroiid. Wilson mechanic, driver of the other car. was unhurt. At least three different versions of the ncclrjent were given. At the hospital last night Woslcy snid he did not remember distinctly what happened, but he believed Ihfi car ahead ofl him on the highway swerved In frodt of his own machine. Jake Barber, tocnl carnentcr and mechanic, who wns driving south on the highway nnd said he wns an eye witness to the accident said Strand's car was bended north, parked on the highway with hints off and that a man was standing, near one of the front fenders. Harber said Worsley's machine wns comlno north and the driver apparently did not see the parked car. Barber turned off his lights and pulled over lo the side of the road, he said, to give the driver of the approaching machine a better chance to see the parked car. According lo Barber. Worsley apparently saw ihe Stroud car too late to avoid the crash, but swerved lo the tell to avoid a head-on collision. He snid Slrouri's car was thrown to the right and Worsley's machine turned over on the left side of the road. A third machine, also headed north and Iravelini tie- hind Worsley's car. narrowly missed figuring in the wreck. City Palrolman Lee Warrlngton said that Stroud told him last night he was driving north at a moderate rate and the other car crashed into his. deduction in Assessments Lxpe'clctl With Completion of Program Judge Thnnuui O. Trimble of he cnstfirn Arkansas federal ills- rlcl conn bus Irntntlvely approved plans for Hie rellimnclUB of the ndebtedness of I'avlnn Ulstrlcl-s No. Tivo nml No. Three of Ulythe- I'lllc, It 1ms liceti reliably reported ien>. The refunding plan calls for he entire new Issue of bonds, H-nrlng live per cent Interest, lo X'comc due April I, 1050. The Kinds will be Issued in Ihe n mount of $228.500, the balance In bonds now outstanding of the consoll- latcd ilLstrlcls' original issue of $437,400 III 1523, Commissioners of the districts linve been nctlng ns receivers, by ippolntment of the federal court, 'or several months since the dls- Irlcls were forced Into receivership by ccvtnjn bondholders. Frank C. Douglas, attorney for Hie commissioners, snid Hint on Bank Cashier Has Made Many Loafis To Himself MARION, Ark., 1'Vb. M. iui>) — \V. 11. miotli'.s-, wliu mslxnrd nn ensliler of the Hunk (if Mnrlon nnd killed hlniwlf ;ui niliiulus Iniw, had ntiule numerous iimm lo himself nnd associates, it wns revealed today when nn Invrnlory WHS filed here In chancery court, Uhnites resigned and committed siilt'ldo l-V;b. r>. The bunk hns INCH closed since thai dute while nudllors have examined Ihe books. The Inventory also revealed lhat $85,000 of stnte nnd Crltlendeii county money wns deiJo.slted In (lie- bank. Tltu Inventory was filed by Albeit Sluts, slate bank examiner. It showed the unnlc had 720 notes on lonns amounting to $434,000 but did not show what security the bank hi'ld on the noles. the o( present collections the districts' nssc.isincnls on property for which taxes are now being paid, would be paid out In nine or ten years If, nothing Is collected from the delinquent properties within the districts, iimonntlng to a substantial amount of Ihe property Included In the districts. Hfi-. Dntiglns said that tliu refinancing program would result In possibly >v 20 per cent reduction In annual nssessincn'U) against properly on which tuxes havo been paid currently though the. exact amount Is yet to bit determined. Although tlie districts 1 Indebtedness will be refunded and new bonds Issued, the districts will not wnlre their liens on property which hns ucen tnx delinquent and title to which has been confirmed in the districts, Mr. Douglas insists. He declared the districts Intend lo take charge of such properties, by writs of pas- session, r? necessary, and obtain rental revenue from such properties to mnke t)icm bear their proportionate shnre of the nssess- inpnts. It Is Incumbent upon property owners who have not paid district taxes for Ihe past year or two to make arrangement. 1 ; lo have their taxes paid out In order to have nsse.isnients provided on a basis that will afford (Item lo lake advantage of the netv program nnd salvage something from their property, Douglas declares. : While the commissioners -.vlll only have to pay Interest on the bonds until the maturity date In 1950 they will use revenue above Interest service requirements for purchase of bonds ns n discount. Douglas declares. Roland's B o o t e r y And Building Housing Store Suffer Damage Work will start within a fe.w dnys on rebuilding the homo of Jeff Roland's Dootcry, which was partially burnod Saturday nflcrnoon at G:10 o'clock. Although no detnll- cd estlmalc hns been announced for tho fire nnd water damage to the two-story brick building or the stock of the shoe store. It Is snid that the building was damaged to the extent of several thousand dollars. The building Is nt Ins Weil Main .street. \ „, M '/ 4 Defective wiring Is blamed' for lire fire, which started In the nttic and spread to tho second floor, now used (or storage, before It was discovered. Tho first floor was not burned at nil but \vns wntcr-sonkcd and a small part of the stock wns damaged by water. The llnmes started In the center of the building nnd spread In the celling, both to the front and rear before discovery.. The fire wns quickly brought under control. No other buildings In that block were threatened. Tho building, which Is, owned liy H. I. Fleming ot Memphis, wns for- Ifl IDOSEKtf Opposition Swept Aside As Crop Control Bill Is Pushed Through WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (.DP) — The senate today completed con-' gre,«lonnl action on tlic admlnts- rallon's $440,000,000 farm bill and sent Die measure to the White louse fov President rtoosevelt's Ighalure, .';'-'•• Tlie fnrm bill was. the second. najor new deal measure to receive Inul congressional action at this session. Congress earlier approved, .be $2,000,000,000 housing program. Senate approval was given trio 'arm bill alter Republicans bitterly- lenoilnccd It as a' false, 'promise o Tat niors ot the. nation and a 'orward step toward rcglihcnta- tio». >, Senator Illram W. Johnson, Rep.; Calif.) who told tho senate.that !io had voted for every farm bill presented during the past 20 years, ilcclarcd Itls opposition to the ad- inlnlstmtloh mcnsuto because, it was "the beginning .of tho end.'f •. "This bill Is the beginning of a> festering sore of regimentation that will spread to all industries," the veteran Republican snid. "No mini who values his independence' can afford to vote for tills bill." Local Resident Announces County Assessor .Bryant Stewart of this 'city today authorized the Courier News to mnkc formal announcement of his candidacy for the office of Mississippi county assessor subject to action of voters In tho Democratic primary, August 9. In announcing ' his candidacy Mr. Stewart said . that, if elected,he would devote lib time to the ' ollicc and strive to mate 'assess'-" ments of all property in tho 'county fnii-ly nml impartially. Mr. Stewart, who Is married mcrly arranged for the shoe store! 1 "" 1 llas tni '«e children, moved to Slythevillc with his parents at the Simmons 20 1-8 Schenly Dist '.','' 2 4 1-8 llnc ! > roilnd South America instead 01 " c -- - -'of circling it through the Panama Canal as at present. The defense line, he explained extends from Maine through tile Virgin Islands in the Atlantic ocean, thence west through (he Panama Canal to Hawaii and northwest to the Aleutian Islands. Socony Vac .e =. Std, Oil N. J. a Texas Corp. U. S, U. S. 49 t-4 41 1-2 543-3 Livestock EAST ST. LOULS. m.. R,,, (UP)—Hogs: receipts. 16500 Top. 8.80 ' ' Heavy weights, 8.65-815 Light weights, G.75-800 Bulk sows, 6.75-1.15 Cattle: receipts, 4000 Steers, 6.50-8,25 Slaughter steers, 5 75.3 T5 Mixed yearlings, heifers, 0.00-725 Slaughter heifers, 550-800 Beef cows, 5.00-5.75 Cutters and low cutters, 3.75-4.50 New Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 14. (UP) i-Cotton futures closed'steady today, up one to six points. open high Ion- close Mar. Ivfsy July Oct. Dec. Jan. 893 902 909 915 918 918 897 904 912 919 922 921 893 900 906 914 918 918 895 pen nio 913 MO 921 Spots closed steady at 810, up 1. It Is said that bees live longer In the winter ttian In the summer, because Iliey do not huve to work so hard then. on the first floor and offices on [he second. For several years the upper story was used only for storage and there was only one partition. The entire celling will havo to he replaced, the partition wall rebuilt, tliu building rewired, the celling of the Bootery rebuilt and the shoe store redecorated throughout. Water stood six inches In HID store as It ran from the second floor. The entrance and display windows were only very slightly damaged. JVfr. Fleming, ivho was here yesterday, said work would begin as soon as the Insurance adjusters had completed their work. Mr. Inland's stock was partially Insured. Dogs In London arc reputed to lie developing a "road .sense" to tlic point where they look Ijoth ways before crossing a street. 0. 0. Mclntyrc, the Small Town Boy Who Made Good In New York, Dies Barber and a companion stopped their car, helped extricate members of Worsley's party from the wreckage and rushed two of the injured to the hospital here. Other motorists brought the others to the hospital. Wew York Cotton NEW YORK, Feb. 14. (UP) — Cotton closed steady. Mar. May July Oct. Dec. Jan. open high 877 882 889 891 896 899 902 900 907 low close 877 878 887 883 eon 902 894 901 900 907 ,103 912 Spots closed steady at 868. up 7 Oeorge Washington made the first presidential tour. In 1791 he took a 1889-mile "swing around the circle" In a second-hand coach, NEW YORK, Feb. 14 (OP) V —O. O. Mclntrye. the small town boy from Oalllpolis. Ohio, who won 'ame and wealth interpreting the ble city, died today. Tile columnist \vas taken ill on Saturday. Following his life long irnctlce lie' refused to call a doc,or. He died about 2 a. in. today n his Park Avenue apartment. Mclntyre—Oscar Odd Mclntrye was his full name—would have observed his 51th birthday on February 18. His death apparently was caused by a heart attack. Only his wife was with him In the apartment. She said tnat his last words were a request to her: "Turn your [ace toward me so I can sec you." Mclntyrc applied to New York the principles he learned when he was a reporter for tlic Oalllpolis Journal In 1002. At his death his column "New York day by day" was syndicated In 380 newspapers, earning him a huge salary. Mclntyrc gained his great popularity by personalizing New York, by treating its masses of stone and steel and Its millions of Inhabitants as tltough they were places and people whom he knew Intimately and whom his readers wanted, to know. He was born in Piatisburg, Mo. Feb. 18, 1884 and was educated nt Bartletfs college in Cincinnati. From, the Gallopolls Journal he went to the East Liverpool, Ohio Tribune as n feature writer and in 1906, when he was 22, he became political writer and later managing editor of the Dayton, Ohio Herald. From the Herald he went to the Cincinnati Post as successively telegraph editor, city editor and assistant managing editor and because also an associate editor of Hampton's magzinc. In 1912 he took the big leap- he came lo New York where his literary flair brought him the coveted Job of drama editor on the New York Evening Mali. Not long after his arrival In New York he started the syndicated Column which he continued until his death. He also was the author of several books. Including ,"Brlght Light Nights", "Twenty Three Selected Stories," "Another Odd Book" and "The Big Town". He was a contributor to many magazines, notably Cosmopolitan, Life, Liberty and the American Magazine. He married Maybelle Hope SmaU of Oallipolls on his 24th birthday nge of ulna years and has been a resident of the city since. He attended the city schools here and received his higher education •i other cities. He is well known throughout the county, having been employed for seven ytnrx as county salesman >y Armour and company. He has been active In American Legion activities and was honorably discharged as an Infantry lieutenant at tho close of the Worltl War from the United states army. Mr. Stewart has had considerable experience in tlie assessor's office nnd related duties, having served as deputy assessor and. riep- ity county court and probate clerfe durlnc administration of the of- Ices by James A. Bass and hav- ng assisted R, L. Gaiitcs, present assesor, moro'v recently. Sustains Skull Fracture While Playing "Shinny" Thomas Albritton, 11-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. M. V. Albritton of Steele, has a fractured skull and a laceration above • the right eye which he received when lie. was struck by n golf club held by his 10-year-old brother, Lloyd, as they were playing at sfeele yesterday afternoon. The injured lad, who was brought to the Blythevllle hos- pitfl immediately following the accident,'is resting very well today. Tlie brothers and several friends were playing "shinny" in a field adjoining the Albritton home when the accident occurred. The older lad stepped behuirf his-brother as he swung the golf club into the air and It struck him full force on his forehead. WEATHER Arkansas—Partly cloudy, much colder, freezing 'In south and cold wave with hard freeze In north tonight; Tuesday fair, colder in south, Memphis and -vicinity — cloudy with rain this afternoon and prob- ! ably tonight; much colder tonight with lowest temperature 32 to 36; Tuesday psrtly cloudy and colder. The maximum temperature here yesterday was 70, minimum 66, cloudy with 1.04 Inches of rainfall lust night, according to Samuel F. Norris, official gather observer. .