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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, February 15, 1938
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI ' VOIAJMB XXXIV—NO. 283. BlythevUle Courier BlylhevUle DtJly News BlyUievllle Kenan Mississippi Valley Leadtr ULYTHHVILLK, ARKANSAS, TUKSDAY, KKHHUARV 15, 10H8 SINGLE COPIES FIVE MASS TROOPS ON RIA'S BORDER IflUIH IEIP5 TO Jonesboro Resident Sui- c.icles; Leaves Note For His Parents MEMPHIS, Feb. 15. (UPl-VVood- tow Wilson Harris. 21. of Jones- horo. Ark., lumped from Havahan bridge and drowned in the Mississippi river at 6:30 a.m. today, leav- j.v/ ., pn( ( . to his parents that hf> was "jusl no good." The note was signed "Woody" and had been, written on a paper napkin in a c'afc a short, time before he ended his life. It wnx found in a billfold in his coat along with a. driver's license and a social .security card, both of which bore the name of Woodrow Wilson Harris. The note said: "Dear mother and dad and kids: Don't blame anybody but me for what I've done. I'm just no «ood but it took me 21 years ami three months to decide. I am now in the Court Square cafe and am lenvhv 14 Perish In Italian Plane Wreck ROME, Feb. 15. (UP)—An llaluin j air Ijner. carrying 10 passengers' and a crew of four, crashed In u j Ktonn in the- Mediterranean SIH- I. day nnd has been given up for | lost 11 was announced today. News of the crash was first disclosed when families of passenvjfTs ami crew were notified Hint "disaster" had overtaken the plane as It flew-from Cadi/.' In nationalist Spain, toward Rome. Kloods Ravage California (TKEOF5S Was Chairman Of Red Cross And Confidant Of Three Presidents WASHINGTON. Feb. 15. (UP) — Rear Admiral Cary T. Grayson, chairman of the American Red shortly for space. By the time you | Cross, who was confidant and ohy- get this I don't know, what will slcian to three American presidents. have taken place. Goodbye.' Harris leaped from the north side of the bridge, a few feet east or the Arkansas line, according to C. B. Metcher, bridge watchman, who reported to police he heard the splash when Harris struck the water. The coat was found on the bridge near the railing. In an inside pocket was a letter signed "Nancy." written from Jonesboro. begging Harris to stop drinking. The letter stated she knew lie was out of a..job and discouraged. Ebb Ashmore, night manager of the Shanty, a cafe In Court Square, lold police Harris was in his establishment before da\vn and acted nervous.'. ,. The body, had not been recovered several hoiirs after the leap. - — presidents. died early today of a sinus-respiratory Infection. He was 59. Grayson, friend as well as doctor to President Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and Woodrow Wilson, died at his residence at 12:50 a.m., only a few hours after another president and friend. Franklin D. Roosevelt, had made a personal visit to his home. Climaxing almost three weeks of steady rnlii and snow, storms swceulng In from (he Pnclllc (lid statewide damage in California. There were other nc tivilirs besides work-die boy-rescues-girl rtrniim In the photo above, • for example.. In a flooded mnin street, of Wntsonvillp. a gnli-int is seen n.«ls|liw a young damsel in distress from her tailed car mt D hLs boat. The sleaclv rains put most of the strcums in the state over their banks. At Watsonville, the Pnjnro river broke through n levee and flooded 'he entire town. IS DESTINED W optilacc Envairetl By Attack And MmxW Ot Girl Al Bob Cook Is Speaker At Rotary Luncheon K. A. (Bob) Cook, of Little Po."k, : discussed "Americanism" with members of the Lion's Olub at. its weekly luncheon meet- in^ at the Hotel Noble today. L H. Autry, superintendent of the Burdette school, became a new member of this organization at the meeting today at which there were 45 members and three guests. Guests were: C. W. Klnnmn, of the Jonesboro Lion's club; Romile CSreenwell. of the Haytl organization; and Sheriff Bearden of Hope, Ark. The group was served portions of .fresh Puget sound salmon sent here by Mr. and Mrs. Crawford Noble, who are on a tour of west. the Mrs. Mullins' Mother Dies At Macon, Miss Mrs. U. W. Mullins sr., was called to Mticon, Miss., by the death of her mother. Mis. S. A. Cunningham, 87. who died last night at nine o'clock at her home. Mrs. Mulling-, who resided at Macon with her mother until she came here several montlis ago to make her home with her son, u. W. Mullins, and daughter, Beulah Elizabeth, will return In a week. Victims of Accidents And Altercations Improve The seven persons injured in accidents and altercations over the weekend are now improving. The condition of U A. Montague, 45 year old Calumet farmer whi was seriously" Injured in a knife attack, Is better this afternoon. George LaRue. 25, is lodged in jail awaitin? a hearing on a charge of assault with intent to kill. /..- •:• > The four motorists injured Sunday night are also yet at the -Bly- thevllle hospital. H. P. Worsiey Jr.. of Luxora, Wilson Catto..' 23.S of Double Bridges. Miss Mildred Jolly, of Luxora. and Miss Evelyn Roberts of Osceoln. are believed to be' recovering from Injuries received Sunday night when their car collided with another automobile near UIP municipal airport. Alton Presnell jr.. 17. is recovering at his home. 1700 West Ash street, from Injuries received when •he was stabbed by J. D. Alley. 18. who has disappeared. He has knife -wounds about the neck and hands. A warrant charging assault with a deadly weapon has been Issued for young Alley. Mary Lee Mooney, 15, whose knee and face were cut when she \vas struck by the truck Saturday night which fatally injured Paul Mayo. another skater, is still confined to her bed at her Dell home. Arkansas Court Ignores Oklahoma. Ruling- ,Jn Dispute Over Minor .LITTLE .ROOK,. Feb. 15—Holding triat/co'urts of one slate need not abide by. decrees.of courts of another'state affecting custody of minor children, the supreme court yesterday gave Mrs. Sue Elizabeth Turner of Pope county custody of her granddaughter, Sue Elizabeth Tucker, against claims of the child's father. William Tucker, an Oklahonmn. The decision affirmed a Pope chancery court decree. Sue Elizabeth, 9, was given Into the care of Mrs. Turner by her mother, Mrs. William Tucker, now deceased, when tlie child was th months old. The action was concurred in by the father ut the time. Tucker made no serious attempt :o obtain his daughter's custody until March 23. 1937, when he called at Mrs. Turner's home at Dover and requested permission to take Stock Prices A T &. T .... Anaconda Cop Assoc D G ... Beth Steel ... 135 1-8 30 3-4 7 1-8 54 -7-8 27 !>-8 Boeing Air Chrysler 54 1-8 Cities Service 15-8 Coca Cola 116 Gen Eleo 39 3-8 Gen Mot 34 nt Harvest 63 lontgomery Ward 32 7-8 Y Central 17 3-1 III T€LL YOU 'acknrd . . 'hillips Pet Radio Schenly Dist 24 - BOB . BURNS __ minions Socony Vac Std OH N J A man can't have much pride in aiiylhing whether it's a friend or an automobile unless he has confidence In it. That's why a person should always get a guarantee with anything he buys. Not long ago, Grandpa Snazzy bought himself a dollar watch. H was a pretty thing but what made him so proud of It was the big yellow guarantee that went with it Not long ago we got up before 'daylight and went up to Mr. Wilsoi to see the sun rise. When it started getting a Uttle gray In the east Grandpa turned to the old sclen list and says, "What time Is tin sim supposed to rise this morn In'? Tlie scientist said, "6:24." Grandpa looked at his watch and Kays "Well, If it ain't over that Ml In one minute nnd 16 seconds, she'l be late." 4 5-8 37 3-8 G 5-8 20 5-8 15 149 the 'child to Russellviile to buy Inclement Weather Not To Delay Farm Meetings Despite the change in wenlher conditions, the meetings planned for fnrmers of Ynrbro nnd Promised Land tonight, will be held a^ 7:30 o'clock, at the school buildings 1 .' At tills time the fnnn program bf', 1 r and the outlook for 1938 will c-jnic!, : it > , ims ' bceiV. 'nnhdtm. by D. S. Lantrip, comity ngrlcul- lurnl ngent. Simitar meetings have been held in oilier communities during the past week. . - Chinese Patients Al Chengchow Are Wounded By Shrapnel CHKNGCirOW, China. Feb. 14. (Delayed) (UP)—The A me r icn Southern Baptist mission here wn., bombed three times today by Japanese planes. Four Chinese patients In (he mission hospital were Injured by shrnp- her some clothes. Instead he took her to his home in Okfusee county, okla. where on June 9 he was awarded her custody for nine months of ench yenr by a district court. The child was later trued- over to Mrs. Turner who reftteed lo return her lo her father. Tf'.e high court held that the "full faith and credit" clause of the United States constitution requiring of one stale to respect decrees of another did not apply in the matter of custody of minor children but only affected property rights. iy | nel fragments. An American fin, Texas Corp 40 7-8 U S Smelt G7 U S Steel ....' 52 7-8 Wew Vorfr Cotton NEW YORK. Feb. 15. (UP) — Cotton closed steady. Mar May July Oct Dec Jan open high 897 905 913 917 920 906 915 917 920 low close 876 883 881 887 890 900 901 909 395 903 905 909 up Spols closed steady at 893. New Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS. Feb. 15 (UP) —Cotton futures closed steady today, off three to seven points. Mar May July Oct Dec. Jan open .. 901 . 910 . 917 . 925 .. 927 high Q02 912 918 925 S28 low close 888 892 897 897 902 913 928 928 915 917 305 913 915 917 Spots closed steady at 907, off 3, Burglars Visit Ward Home, Take Rug, Hams The home of I,. L. Ward, 901 West Main street, was burglarized ast night by a burglar who apparently was frightened away. The servant for the Wards, who are visiting at Fort Myers, F)a., today had accounted for everything except a 9 by 12 rug. three hams aiid some clothes. It is believed the burglar was frightened away by Henry Humphrey, neighbor, who heard noises and turned on lights at his home. It was the worko f a "professional", Police Chief E A Roce announced after an Investigation. Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS, 111., p,* 15 <UP)-Hogs; receipts. 8500 Top. 8.80 Heavy weights, 8.65-8 75 Light weights. 6.75.3 ^ Bulk sows, 6.75-7.10 Cattle: receipts, 3,500 Steers, 6,50-8.00 Mixed sparlings, heifers, 625-725 Slaughter heifers, 550-800 Beef cows, 5.00-575 cutters ^nd low cutters, 3.15-450 SUITE ID LOSE AAA Officer Says Cot Ion Crop In Arkansas^To-Be: Curtailed Sharply LITTLE ROOK,: Ark., Feb. 16.— The cotton acreage apportioned lo Arkansas under the 1938 (arm hill passed by the senate yesterday and (he house last week" will lie approximately 100,000 acres less than was grown in 1937, J. L. Wright, state administrative officer of the AAA, told Pulnski county planters' at n luncheon meeting yesterday. Slightly more than 3,000.000 ncrtw In the state were planted (o cotton In 1937 while (lie best available figures nre that the slnte will be allowed 2.288.000 acres this year, Mr. Wright, sold. Figures for the various noimeed by control estimates, he snlil. TIJUANA, Mexico, Rib, 15. (UP) -An nnury mob or several llious- nml men mid women toduv .stormed the TUmiim Jnll inn! burned II. because they believed It held n soldier Mtsucclcd of ravishing and killing eliihl - )•«»• - old oifin Gnnmcho. daughter ol 1 a bartender. fr burning (he lull the mob stnrlcd (otvitrd the town's hilltop fort. Federal troops fired a volley Into the tniirchlnir column us il moved up the hill. Two members of the mob were shot and an elglit- yciir-old boy wns killed. "Lynch the killer." shouted lhi> mob us It surged forward oi\ the government piilncc. Al (he gntr.s (he mob mcl-n line of federal troops, 'Ilm soldiers held I lie »rsl wave. Thr mob rcli'cntrd nnd •reformed. Then It swept nsicle the troops, smashed windows and doors ami threw flninlng oil soaked rags onto Ihc roof of (he government buildings. Soon the Jail wns n roaring mnss of flames. When the nro trucks cninc members of (he mob threw themsolvtis prone on (he strcels preventing the trucks from reaching the burning buildings. Susiwct Spirited Away The- prisoners and jail nttnehes, however, lied before (ho Jail collapsed. H wns reported that the object of the mob's «;rnlli, u soldier who reportedly confessed to the slaying, had been spirited fuvny to snfcly. '• For a lime the mob threatened to burn up the entire town, one- tlpie gambling meccn on the bonier. "••iThe girl wiin-\vny]ald,on-i!if>i'--vfy home from n merit market. Shu was raped, iKnlen nnd her thronl slashed. The body wns found in a garage near the army barracks. / soldier was arrested ntler the pack age o[ meal the girl was carrying home wns round in the bnrrncks. After firing the Jail the mob went lo the governor's palace. Within a few moments Hint wooden building was in flames. Pire department trucks rushed to (he palace but tin Infuriated citizens leaped to their trucks nnd knocked firemen lo the stied. In Uand-to-hnml battling. t-'OHIjtit". be nn- thc bureau of crop Two Men Fined For Driving While Drunk Sonjii Hetlie To Make Transatlantic Flight NHW YOH1C, tt'b. 15. I UP)'.-With Dirk Merrill, veteran overseas llycr us her pilot, Honjn Henie, Norwc- Klim skating Mnr and movie actress, will make n trnmAllnntlu lllijht next summer. Mike Jambs, New York promoter, snlrt lodny. Miss lifiili! now In In Mlninl. Acfordlnjj to plum Miss Jh'nlo would UK nrcomuutilod by her mother. Mnrrlll K\tcl that lie could oljlnlu a ship which would nmkn (l)i' Crosslin; In H horn's. lk> Mild Mint the trip wimW bt> divided with u stopover ut Newfoundland, after B liikcolf from New York. Merrill Is a vclernn ooenn flyer cuul hu.s miulc two round Irlps over Iliu Atlimltr. FEflRDlIlB FHBITJ Sffll Growers Hope For Early Arrival of Scheduled Cold Wave Uy Hulled Press Temporory cliecklng or Hie pre- llclcd cold wave In Arkansas lo- lay brought new fears lo fruit irowcrs In the stnle. Nursery men yesterday expressed lie o|)ln!on Hint an early droi; In cmiwrnlurcs would hold 'buck jloujulng of spring plants but lem- lemlures last, night fulled lo drop icnr freezing. Should the cola wave be sus- Icnded for several days tt wns fcnr- xl that inosit of the orchards would MI In nearly full bloom resulting u uncstimnblo damage to this year's 'rnll crops. " ^ According to Ihc federal wcathci bureau In Little Rock the staU should be In the lliroes of a eason cold wave by tomorrow rnght 'redlcllon of rain nnd possibly snow 'or Wednesday gnvc promise of tlii Uelivted. drop In mcrcyry. '^^i^ '^If tlift low bhroineteric^piTssiire zone does not move Into (lie.•slate before the week end extensive dnin- ;e Is expected for most npple and peach orchards. -filler Insists On Party's Domination of Austrian Cabinet Olil-Stylc Currency Appears CANTON, O. (UP) — Bankers here report there Is still a good denl of Ihe larse-sl?.ed currency In circulation, nlthougli It was supposed 1828. to have been replaced In _. _ eet lon£, on vhich was written "U. S. A.'" in mge letters, was painted on tlie 'oof of the hospital shed. Another nrge flag was flying from it pole. The Chengchow railroad station was struck and the poslofflce demolished in Ihe nltnck. the first ince start of hostilities. The Flowery Pence hotel wns .set on fire. It was feared dial many victims mny have been buried under the wreckage. Cat and Sparrow Hawk Become Jail Comrades MEMPHIS. Tenn. (UP)—Add to the list of unusual friends of (he animal world: A Persian cat and n sparrow hawk nt the city jail here are the best of friends. The cat—n pet of Mrs. Mary Brown, Jail matron- found the sparrow hawk flitting nlong the jail floor with n broken wing, but refused to make a meal ol it. They now share the same quarters at the Jail. Bar Association Gives Free Counsel to Needy TAMP A, Fla. (UP)—That the poor need the advice of n lawyer n.s well as food was suggested by (lie community chest of Tampn last winter to the Bar Association of Tanip.1 and Hlllsborough county A bureau to provide legal aid to the poor wns established and after watching Its work for a yenr most lawyers have approved the results. The bureau is not only a help to them but also the welfare agencies because It centralizes the handling of charity cases which lawyers otherwise might have to handle individually. Recommendation by a u-flf agency Is necessary before frei- legal aid Is provided. wo men, charged with driving while under (lie Influence of liquor were each fined 5100 in municipal court yesterday. "Buddy" Dimple, of East St. Louts, 111., who was en roiile lo Memphis lo visit relnlives, was nrrcstcd Saturday midnight at Main and Division streets. He is in jail Iti lien of paying (lie fine. George Duncan was fined on a similar charge after officers testified (hat they saw him driving while intoxicated. Ira Holloway, farmer, wns released on his own recognizance after having been held to circuit court on a charge of disposing of mortgaged proporty. He is snid to have sold some mules, which were mortgaged. E. TJ. Hay wood, negro, was fined $10 and sentenced to 15 days In fall on a charge of prtit larceny. He is alleged to have stolen n sweater ami pair of trousers from the Band Box cleaning truck. George Robinson, negro, who is charged with robbing another of | his race, wns held to awnll the nclion of circuit court. Tlie case of John H. MoCInden. negro, charged with assault, wns dismissed by the state. The chnr?e Is said to have grown out of a faintly quarrel. Collapses After Death Forecast Trade Fair To Have News Clearing House LEIPZIG (UP) — The Leipzig Trade Fair to be held from March 6-14, is expected to be visited by 2,000 representatives of newspapers and magazines of whom 350 nre attracted from 107 different foreign countries including the United States. The Fair has established a House of Nations to act as clearing house for the collection and dissemination of news which Is equipped With attendants speaking many languages. A doctor's statement that she was certain to die from effects ot radium poisoning caused Mrs. Catherine Donohue to faint at an Industrial compensation hearing at Ottawa, ill. Tha plctura above shows the dramatic scene as physicians aided Mrs, Donohue alter she collapsed. With 13 other women, she seeks compensation for incapacities attributed to work In a plant of the Padium Watch Dial Co. VIENNA,'Fob. 15 (UP)— Catholic lerlcnl circles icported tonight liey hnd ben Infoimcd by the, 'nlicnn Hint German troops were oncenlrntcd on Austria's north- veslern frontier nnd Italian troops -long Ihe southern border us'the ichuschiilijg government neared ;a ihowdown on German demands,' At Hie sumo time a source close o (lie gavcinment. sold that tlmngcs In the Austrian cabinet, o IKnnIt Ausli Ian Nazi particl- >allon, were beiin; mnde under ttio nosl severe pressure from v Qer- uany nnd that it was understood 3ennnny had heavy concentra- .lons of troops on the Austrian border. itecnforeo llrenner Pass Guard The Catholic Infoimallon said hnt two Gorman divisions (about 14,000 men to the division) were, Mobilized In the Bcrchtesgnden district, nnd thcrofoio Premier nenlto Mussolini hnd Incicased tho watch on (ho Dreilner imbs by two divisions, bringing the totnl slrcnelh lo four divisions. Reliable quarters said that Dr.' Arthur Von Seyss-Inqunrt, member of the Nniil party, had been nnmcil to the post of minister or public security, despite Father- loud Front opposition, to succeed Dr. Michael Skubl, Christian social lender, who will •remain as as- slslnnl, . The snmo quarter said that SchusclinlBE lind rejected a demand mnde by Adolt Hitler for several other cabinet posts for Nn?is.•; .;•; - , <teai HULL GUEST IT Scout Official Confers With Local Executives Monday Night Lewis Hall, assistant nntlounl director of the Health and Snfety service of the Boy Scouts of America, was guest of honor at n dinner Monday night at the Hotel Noble when district coiinnlltccnicn, troop commlttcemcii, scoutmasters nnd their assistants henrd him speak on the health and safely program he Is advocating. n. c. Mncnnbb of Jonesboro, dls- (rlct executive of the Eastern Arkansas council, nlso n guest nt the dinner meeting, introduced Mr. Hall, who outlined the program of Health nnd Safety ndvised by the national council which centers around protection, education, nnd equipment and which Is very similar lo Ihc one that lins been carried out here in the past. Mr. Hall nlso suggested Ihnt experts hi each of (lie following fields be appointed to work with Dr. Joe E. Bcnsley, chnlrmnn of the Health nnd Safety committee: public health, irersonal health, firearms, flre prevention. acQuatlcs nnd general safe ty provision. Following liis- talk, Mr. Hnll hnd four Boy Scouts, whom he hntl coached In the afternoon, to give demonstrations of certain principles of safety in which they used nxes, rifles, dynamite percussion caps nnd other instruments of dnnger. George Deere, superintendent of the Osccola schools and scoiilm ter Packard, also of Osccola. nmj 19 local meti were present' at this meeting. Mrs. Margaret Humes, 71, Succumbs At Victoria Mrs. Mnrgnret Humes. 71, died a' six o'clock this morning nt the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bertie Lawhorn, two miles west of Victoria, she had only been 111 a short time. Her husband. George Humes died about two months ago. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, two o'clock at tlie residence, with the Rev. Scratt, of Roseland, officiating, are burial will be made at the Basset cemetery. Besides her daughter, Mrs. Humes Is'survived by one son, Chester Morris, of the same community. Hanria Funeral home Is In charge of funeral arrangements, light .to ilie-result of tlio • crisis. flaila Stave Company Suffers Fire Damage MANILA, Ark., Feb. 15.—The Ma- >ll(i Stave company, local historic andimirk and employment center or the pnst twenty-five years'was Jnrtlnlly destroyed by fire Sunday Homing nt 2:15 o'clock. The fire, of undetermined origin, vns discovered loo lato to 1 - save hrec drying sheds filled with half 11 million feet of Joined nnd un- olntttl stave.?. Tlie shedi, ench nine iiiidrecl feet long, were a total loss.' I. W. Wngncr, owner of the company, snid that the loss amounted o approximately $8,500 with insur- xncc covering less than half-ot the oss. A number of hauling wigons nlso burned ns well ns a truck ilorcd under one of the sheds. A strong wind from the south 'mined the flames nlmost along tha ground nnd endangered a row of louses directly In line with -tho burning sh-ucture. Two barns adjacent to the mill caught fire from .lie sparks but were extinguished by the local nre departmenfbeforo much damage could be done. A gin, owned by the Meyer brothers' of BIytlieville, almost in line with the fire, escaped danger due to its uctnl covering. Mi'. Wngner's plans for rebuilding were.not made public. The main >ody of the mill was not damaged but It Is likely that the mill will be shut down for an indefinite period, throwing nearly a. hundred men out of work. Place Restrictions ^ On Roller Skating Skaters and bicycle riders in the down town section of BIytlieville will be arrested in the future nnd, skating will not be prohibited on, streets of the residential sections except where they are restricted for skating parties, it was announced Oils afternoon by Police Chief E. A. Rice. Skating must be done on tlje concrete walks and driveways in the residential sections in the future, except when permission is obtained to reserve one block for skating at special times. It was decided to enforce the ordinances regarding skating nnd cycling after the fatal accident Saturday night in which Paul Mayo wns killed by a truck as he was skallng on Highway 18 at Dell. WEATHER Arkansas— Rain, colder in northwest portion tonight; Wednesday rain or snow and colder with cold Wave Wednesday afternoon or . Memphis and vicinity— Rain tonight" arid Wednesday; not much charige ' In ; temperature tonight, lowest 41 to 48.

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