The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 16, 1938 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, February 16, 1938
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VOLUME XXXIV—NO. 284. ESS^JJOPJER NEWS UrtSS S^ BlythevUle D»iiv „„„ . B«. H ^ ^^j^jj^j^nmnux. ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, FRBRUARY ic, 1038 IWOWHUTttS SWELL TRAFFJf DEATHS lINijT! DECREE Fi«s Razes BfllHIBfPQDniCrn ^Zi~I~~"~nr ~—— • _—. DECREE FES B IN New Cabinet Pledged To Closest Cooperation Germany 10. (UP)-Am- VIUNMA. Feb. « !£> , au " loritte tored disorders tonight as officials prepared to swing open the gate., of prisons md concentration camps, freeing thousands of Nazis under the <le j'rcp* of ll le new Nazi-tinged cab- It was understood that various Naz organizations were ' prepnrin" festive public receptions Authorities worked cui, plans to fSJTT 1 'n' bllc order b »'- •*•»" ted that nil measures taken thus far were not expected to be suf- trlttn fs Amnesty Decree Austria, .Feu. 16 <UP) new. cabinet, with Aus" In key posts and Fire Razes Helena Oil Mill Plant HELENA, Ark., Feb. 10 (Up,_ Fire today destroyed the plant of the new .south oil mill here nt an estimated loss of $200,1X10 The mill iriZir 1 >V DaVW L ' Ul "" t0 "' , rhe fla " le s spread to tlie c S •eric grocery store and of . Firemen laid out 2800 feet, or iosc 1,1 tattling ihc fire Surf-skating First Hop On Buenos Aires! ^ Peru Will Be T, 0 Ulna, •man Larue Surrender To Officers Here; Knifing Victim Improves in':,"! 68 .^ 8 ^.»•'»> Intent (o amnesty today. Nazis or Nazi sympathizers were ni'oiioht v into full participation in the government. Tlie amnesty decree, voted in the early hours of the morning at the ^Tnnf M et ' s , first . meE «n& await- I was expected that before n i ght Political prisons would hove swung open their gates to release not onlv Nazis but men of other political persuasions sen-ing sentences for nolmrnl fir>H,,;ii n ,. caliimct led Arch Undsey, deputy sheriff who , search of b « >lh «. George 25 political activities.' Austrian.? themselves. provided • • -~~', \ti ui iucu only the most formal com, not what had happened An ultimatum-still mysterious as Hm ' th<>U8h lit-lle. doubt as Jo. ~ g . The amnesty, tach was the first 1- c "«'y Pf 'h« new cabinet, released 1.228 Nazis and 480 Communist sts in prison and detention houses and 188 Nazis and 250 Communists In concentration camps. _The j Epwrnment was expected soon to order newspapers that they must not criticize either the German government or Its activities ' Austria's, Nazis, it was conceded nnd wan a momentous victory and tad brought .the country, after years of effort., into a semblance or full cooperation with Germany Events had moved so swiftly that Ihc^ government was able to comply with the nltimqliun. only after Its actual expiration. Just before midnight the official broadcasting station, had been ordered to remain open so that a communique could be. 'flashed. Legion Post To Urge Police Broadcast Station The Dud Cason Past 24 went on I-TI...I „, sDonsorhia the Installation of a short wave police broadcasting system in this city at their weekly meeting last night at the American Legion Hut. C. L. Lintzenlch has already do)"UH <"M | whlch fit $2.000. to this enterprise to .. o which the American Legion added S's nnd an assurance that they will n ,. e *™. 25 after Montague had been seriously tS S " rem °' e Chouse Uiree and one-half miles west of Calumet, said Larue's father broueht the young man to Blythe- vUle this morning and surrendered him to The Larue brothers fled into southeast Missouri following their alleged attack on Montague with whom they were said to have had some trouble previously. Two groups °t. Arkansas and Missouri officers sighted the brothers on a railroad track\ Sunday.'-aftemoon'- and -capture* George after - ,ari '; welting .chaw but .. Herman escaped ' -by swlmmtag across a drainage ditch ,;Geprge Larue. was jajled here ori charges of assault- with'" Intent.' to kill; and Lindsey said '-h« .absolved his brother of blame, aclrnittln? .the attack on Montague himself. However,- • Lindsey said other -persons had reported that both meivparUci- pated In the knifing. : . Date of their hearings has not been set, due to the fact that officials are awaiting the outcome of Montague's injuries. The vlctun was brought to the local hospital early Sunday In n serious condition «-ilh knife wounds about the neck and chest. He was weak from loss of blood due to the fact that several hours elapsed before he could be given medical attention. Hospital attendants today described Montague's condition as good, and .physicians said he would probably recover unless complications develop. MIAAIT, Plu.. peb. ic UJPi_eiv ''flying fortresses," poised for " ' longest overwaler flight i,, army «lr corps history, roared through dual tests to<l, ly before the .scheduled midnight takeoff on „ uuw mile night lo Buenos Al'e.s Shortly after midnight (he six giant, bombers will Inke off ro'rm In loose formation and race south "" £ m , n - st °I> r «8M to Lima. Peru. -,.00 miles away. Seven of the bombers, largest fastest and most deadly aerial flsht- Ing machines In the army were -nit through final tests today but only six will wing south tonight to Buenos Aires where Sunday they will participate in the Inauguration of President Roberto &r. Ortte of the Argentine republic. Tlie seventh bomber was vvarmetl up for use In emergency—If tests should Indicate faults in the motors of any of the first six, Most of the Miami-to-Uma lee of Hie flight will be over water Tlie planes will head-over the tip of Cuba, near or over Jamaica, over the Panama canal zone and down, the west coast of South America to Lima. England, Ark. Man Will Operate Gin Next Fall Here Stock Prices NEW YORK, Feb. 16 (UP) — Prices dipped again on the stock exchange today with volume dwindling lo around the lightest levels of the year. A - T. & T 135 ]_ 2 Anaconda Cop 31 3.5 Assoc D. 0 65-8 Beth Steel 55 3 . 8 Boeing Air 27 7-8 Chrysler 54 1-2 Purchase of the gin rand buildings •of the Jake; ungnr Olri company oh Highway 61, just'north of the city limils. by Russell Barham, England, Ark., gimier, K-OS announced today bv E. o. Jewel, representative of E. G. Lyon of Providence. R. 7 w ho recently acquired the property. Mr. Barham has been connected with the. cotton glimlnj business for the past 18 years and is well Known among cotton men In Eastern Arkansas. He plans to operate the local gin and will move his family here next June. •The equipment will all be overhauled and put In first class condition before the opening of the next ginning season, according to the new owner. The buildings will also be repainted. The gin was established here several years ago by the late Jnke Ungar and Is modern in every respect. The four stands are operated by electric power. t Neill Reed, judge advocate, was instructed to send wires to congressmen and senators in support of the national defense program, and a feed, previously scheduled for February 22, was postponed until March 15 when a banquet celebrating the 19th birthday of the American Legion will be held. Neio York Cotton NEW YORK. Feb. 16. (fJP)-Cot- ton closed barely steady. open high low close 880 885 879 879 ' Xfa y Jul Oct Dee Jan 888 895 90s 908 910 892' 900 903 910 912 886 893 904 905 907 887 694 904 905 907 Spols closed quiet at m, off 4 Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS, Til.. JVb. Ifi. (UP1— Ho?s: receipts, 6,000 Top. 8.90 Heavy weights, 8.70-0.85 Hehl weights, 7.00-B.OO » T1V Bulk sows, 6.86-7.15 j u l Cattle: receipts, 1,800 Steers, 7.25-7.85 Slaughter steers, 5.75-8,75 Mixed yearlings, heifers, 6.50-7.50 Slaughter heifers, 6.50-8.00 Beef cows, 5.00-5.75 May Cutters and low cullers, 3.75-1.50 Ju), 6 1-2 24 1-4 n i o GtJli Mot .,..,,..,,,., 33 *?-4 Int Harvest '.'.'.'.'.'.'. 63 Montgomery Ward 327-3 N Y Central 17 3-E Packard ' 4 •> , Phillips Pel .'.'." 37 Radio Schenly Dist Simmons . .. Socony Vac Std Oil N J . Texas Corp . U S Smelt U S Steel "| 53 1-2 New Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 16 (UP>- Ootton futures closed steady today up two to five points, open )>ti Mar. May Jul. Oct. the above picture of^her, [ake n as she i- Sonja apparently \ is skimming Ihe with the same, graceful swoop by w hlch " as the world's ice Queen. Meeting Called For Thursday Nighl at C. of C. Office Tiie committee appointed recently by the chamber of commerce to develop a farmers' market and exchange at Blytheville has called a meeting of farmers and business men who might be interested m this undertaking, to start tlie °rganizali6n of this market Tlie meeting win be held at the office or the chamber of commerce at 7:30 o'clock Thursday night. Ail armers and business are Invited McNutt To Confer With His Political Advisers SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 16 (UP) —Paul V. McNutt, U. S. high Mttmilssioner lo the Philippines, landed here today aboard the'Pan American Airways "Hawaiian Clipper" enroute to Washington on official business and conferences with political supporters, who are mentioning him as possible Demo- mo- cratic presidential timber in 1940 . Dec. Jan. 894 900 908 915 920 922 899 905 911 919 920 922 low 892 899 905 913 916 919 close 902 903 915 911 919 BY -~ I BOB -, BURN* _ Spots closed steady at 912, up 5. Chicago Wheat 87 low close 931-8 913-8 927-8 835-8 8S7-8 881-2 ln T always thought the peop, e ln my part of the country ww care free and easy going-untll I to Hollywood Some of tn ese 11 i *vr prcttv iicur anything as long as ii a ,n't too much trouble and don't call fw too much risk. " lor The other day on Ihe set a counle of young extras were talkln- to «' | to attend the meeting In view of the fact mat the new farm bill further limits the acreage that may be planted to colon, It is believed that the organization of a market of this kind at Blyheylle is a very important matter at this time, according to the committee. It Is composed of: L o Hash Roscoe crafton, Fred'Matthews.' Jesse Taylor, J. Mell Brooks. Victims Oi Accident Sunday Night Improving Tlie condition of three of four persons hurl in a highway collision near the municipal airport here Sunday night was reported as improved today by attendants at the Blytheville hospital. Most seriously injured of the party, Wilson Cato, 23, of Double Bridges, had not regained consciousness today but apparently is recovering. He hoj> a fractured skull, broken leg and other injuries. Miss Mildred Jolly, 19, of Luxora, is still In a serious condition wltir a punctured lung, several fractured )1bs and a broken ankle, but her condition was satisfactory today. Miss Evelyn Roberts, 25, Osceola beauty shop operator, who has shoulder and hip Injuries, be Chicago Corn open 585-8 59S-8 high low 591-4. 581-2 801-2 591-2 close 591-8 603-8 get married. I i^^HnS ^^,^^£SSr^ won't cost nothin'~m« fifi preacher." So r 'asked 5 she was sure she loved t she says, "No, but what have I o to iose-my father 1 S &1 ^ eer le l ,f ,«,! Officers Say Man Jailed At Osceola Had Used Scheme Here SUITE 1 Sustained Drop In 1 Temperature Would Cause Heavy Damage lly (hilled Press )''O|)O\V!I>K cold mlns Arkansas will be ijrlpiied by its fourth cold wave of Ihe winter tonight, nc- IT to the Federal weather Iniww nt Ullle Hock, Heralded earlier Ihls week, II] delayed recession In Icinperntur «'(» wppclcd to begin late thL afternoon with lows nil over tli .stale close lo freezing. Thermometers were schedule to continue their tumble Ihroum Thursday with even colder wrothc that night. Ml»ht Damage Shade Trees Agriculture experts In the capl till city Bald Hint "long periods" n which the tempcraluro was 2 degrees or lower probably woulc Jesuit In extensive damage no only to fruit trees but) shndo tree Explosion oJ BoilerKills Four Persons IIUHLIN, 0:i.,:Feb. 10. IUW—A .siiwinlll boiler exploded today mid killed four persons, throe of them young uoy.s, at Mecta, 20 miles cast of Dublin. Witnesses nulcl the boiler apparently exploded when n governor regulating lls sleiim pressmni? fall. <-d to function. ' «s well, which nro Horn recent rains. watersoakci . The northwest portion of ti 1Q f!m ', will have , wcatllw bureau snM the hardest frcew to rcew to night ami rains likely will turn tc or snow. ' s Was Rulu in to u,, , o <*««e with the drop of the mercury predicted for tonight. Tr ~1™ D rloffld Warning LITTl.E ROCK, Feb. 18 (UP)? , U - s ', Weather bureau today ssiied flood warnings /or the Arkansas and White rivers and warned lowland rcsltlents td be prc pored to .evacuate their homes. i wo . ! rCn " predlct «i rise above flood rivers level a feral points within the hex •hrec days. Heavy rains 'of the pasUfey days " .ary streams. The highest stage on'tho White *S 'M"-' /"""""^ »M Batcsvlll, Micre u)e stream was r'-•---' •y. .The' bureau said would be live (eel over there by, tomorrow. Tlie Arkansas river at Little PSCEOKA, neb. lo.-R. E. War with attempting to pass a forgec check at n west Hale avenue room- Ing Monday afternoon Warren, who was arrested by es, sides cuts and bruises, was also reported as Improving. The three were companions of H. P, Worsley, Jr., of LUxora-, driver of the machine that collided with one driven by Harold Slroud of Wilson. Worsley received comparatively minor injuries and was discharged from the hospital after receiving emergency treatment. Stroud was said to have been unhurt. .. .:. ; . - -—•• ""v v*u:> urrescea oy ratroiman Iromcr Qulnn, allegedh posed as a foreman or a crew o ! lllfT 1 , 1 , *' orkln B for «ie Southwestern Bell telephone company and as such, requested several rooms for his men offering lo pay In advance if the landlady would cash a check signed by (he dlslrict manager of Ihe telephone company. >frs. Walter s. Williams, who operates the rooming house, became suspicious and called Ihe local manager of the telephone company and was told that lie had no knowledge of a crew of men due here. The district manager In Jonesboro, when Called, stated that he had received wvcrnl such complaints from Arkansas and Missouri towns. After Ills arrest and upon questioning, it was learned that Warren had succeeded in passing a check at n Blythevlile rooming house earlier in the day. using the sirne story, according to officers. All the checks passed In other towns were for the same amount, $65, nnd signed by the same man. with the same story used In each case, U was said. Warren will probably be arraigned today for. a preliminary hearing. It was learned by the sheriff's office here that he was also wanted for allegedly passing checks In Columbia, Mo., Payettevllle, Rogers, Benton and Little Rock, Ark. WEATHER Arkansas—Probably rain In east and south and freezing rains In northwest portion tonight and Thursday; somewhat colder, nc&r freezing in northwest portion toil ght;_ Thursday colder. Memphis and vicinity—Ram tonight and Thursday, lowest temperature tonight 43 to 46; slightly colder Thursday. Tlie maximum temperature here yesterday was 51, minimum 39, cloudy with ,<x of an Inch rainfall, according to Samuel p. Norris, ore- ctal weather observer. Southern Labor Group Urges Wage-Hour'Act ,°5™~™>- W-(UP)- P ,, » Enactment o; federal Hour legislation »-ns u ' abor wage and the The fives the south. "I"' 1 m re P r States ' withmlt tW which have de- b ° cltlng Ncw Dcal g cw Dcal »•»«» hour legislation, asked only for a wage and hour law and supple- menta legislation from states covering industries not engaged in Interstate commerce. Use of tie Detector Offered Private Firms - C1 'y Offi- ° suburban East Cleveland use of 11 * i use o l »e delwtor to private firms w » """"S 01 " C'wrlM A. ^an aid that Cleveland Inditstrlal and uyslness concerns have not awaken™ tp the full possibilities of the ic detector in non-crimlnai work He said that in Chicago 52 banks would not hire employes unless hey submitted to polygraph exam- '' Van. -Bwren' Sage Afraid Relatives |Might Disown Him —, LITTLE ROCK, Feb. 16. (UP)_ Bob Burns, the sage of Van Buren, today became Involved In a national "political incident." hrcatenlng to result In his betnu •disowned".by his Arkansas relatives, according to Harlan Hobbs Arkansas Democrat columnist. Bums was cast' In the' role of a candidate for U. S. senator from Oklahoma In a new screen production. Wiring Hobbs, Burns ex- iressed fear that as "this Is the Irst time I've ever 'appeared as anything but an Arkansan in a ilcture," he Is afraid "Orandpaw Snazzy will disown me" Accompanied by Secretary of State C. O. Hall, Hobbs (rill leave >y plane next week for Hollywood to console Burns. Hall will confer the honor of being "am- "mssador at large from Arkansas" Jii Burns In hope of "reconclllni ils kinfolks." Vote Dooms Ami-Lynching Biil This Session, Observers Believe WASHINGTON, I'cb. 10. (UP) — The sonnle today defeated n second alcmpt lo break the anll-lynchlne filibuster by limitation of debate Majority Lender Alben w. Barkley iDem., Ky,) said tlmt the long battle over tho measure might be expected to end-presumably in shelving Ihe legislation-early next week. By defeating the new effort to Invoke the senate's cloture rule and thus end the filibuster foes of the null-lynching bill virtually ended hone for a veto on the measure at this session. The first clolurc attempt, made m January, lost -when only 37 votes were cast for cloture and 61 Rgalnst it, A two-thirds volo is required to Invoke tho rule. Barklcy, confronted with a log Jam of appropriation bills, said ho expected a final decision on the nntl-lynchlnj bill about Monday' Opal Montgomery, Fred Reynoir .Victims; County's Toll 9 In 6, Weeks Tlio loll of pmons killed in high, yay accidents In Mlwlwtppi couSty luring the pitst six weeks mounted •o nine with tho death of a vS llla " , ftlwl woman In an automobile collision, south of Frenchman's nyoa on Highway 61 last night.';' Miss Montgomery, 20, walU rcw employed In Corey's beer Barden hem, and Fred Reynoir, ig-of Port worth. Tex, lineman emplos- "1 by Hie Myers Construction comi iwny operating In this county lor some time. Wfts instant!., kme4 when Ore car in which they were riding with another construction ompany workman, Harrow Stevens 23, of Norfolk, Va., crashed into 10 rear of a small panel truck A short distance north of the ardt narking tlie southern boundary of Mississippi /county on Highway fll. The accident happened shortly af- er seven o'clock last night, accord. «S to Eddie B. David, state patrolman, who with Bhelton Harris ' deputy sheriff at Joiner, Invesli- OTtcd the accident a few minutes ifler the' crash, ^' Car Driver Arrested' ' Stevens was the driver of ths death car, tiio officer said, and escaped wltli minor 'cuts" and bruises. 'He was held in tho county n" nt osccola last night on a cchnlcal charge of reckless driving wnding the outcome of an ihvesli- "Btlon of the accident. Three persons In the small truck escaped with on!y minor cuts and bruises. They w ero Sidney oood- imn. 3B, Mrs.,Ooodman, mid Earl Mqllon, .all of st Louis • PMrolmin David said Stevens blinded Wove Toward 'Chengchow With Hankow As Ultimate Objective SHANGHAI, Feb. 10. (UP)—Japanese claimed rapid advances today |n their drive against Cheng- chow, junction of the Pelping-Han- coiv railway, from where (hoy hope to strike against the temporary Dhlncse capital at Hankow. Chinese reporLi from north Clilim and the instcrn front said Japanese troops lad been driven back at >laces. Chinese reported heavy fighting nt Tslnmg after their troops hurt intered the city following tlie cap- ure of the north gales. Tslnln? vns captured by the Japanese in heir southward drive through Shantung province against the east- vest Lunghi railway, iouseboy Accused of Stealing Dyess' Property J. B. Stewart, negro houscboy mployed at the home of Mrs. W 1. Dyess for the past year, was ailed at Osceola yesterday In cpn- ectlon with the alleged theft of a tiantlty of personal belongings of ic late W. R. Dyess, former state VPA administrator. According to officers, Stewart is accused of taking a quantity of clothing, a gun and other articles stored. In the attic of the Dyess home. Mrs. Dyess has been seriously 111 In a Memphis hospital and was not at home at the time of the alleged theft, although the Dyess children and a couple have been staylftg at the house since Mrs. Dyess has been ill. »J' 0%?«hls;of an approaching car- ind failed to sec the.truck. ahead of nm_ln time ,to avoid/ the' crash Tlie front of Stevens' machine >lowcd Into the rear end of Good- nans track,.tiifnlng the truck over '-. and "telescoping" the Stevens auto- ' Damage In Fire At Kroger Store Slight The Kroger store, located nt the corner of Main and First streets, was open, for business this morning following a fire there yesterday afternoon which Manager Mike Simon said was caused from an overheated stove and a defective flue. i Damage estimated at between $200 and $300, was confined principally to the building, which is owned by -Parris Simon. Tlie blaze started In the celling and prompt action on the part of tne fire department prevented the names from gaining headway. Mr. Simon K said there was practically no damage to any of the grocery sjocfc and the store will remain open. '! According to David, Good man said lio was driving toward Memphis at a .very slow ralo of speed when the car crashed into his truck tvlilch was loaded with a quantity nt household goods and oilier articles. Goodman wai .said to hava been moving to Memphis from 8t. Louis. Dnvld directed Slovens to turn himself over to officers at Osceola and he got aboard a passing bus and surrendered to Dave Younj, • irooi)? dt> ' "i&rsiml at Osceola, where he several WIU! Dlaccd m J" 11 lftst nl §W- Were Enroute to Memphis Miss Montgomery, Reynoir and Stevens were enroute tot'-Memphls from BlythevUle at the time of the accident. Stevens had been-drinking:. Patrolman David said; Th bodies of the two victims were taken to Memphis, but may possibly be returned here .today, although luneraj arrangements were Incomplete at noon. •'..'•• ' • Miss Montgomery was the daugh 7 ter of the Rev. and Mrs. H.-0. ^tontgomery of Gladden, Mo., and formerly of Blytheville. Tlie'young' s'oman was recently employed nt Moorehouse, Mo., but a short time- ago returned lo Blytheville and secured employment nt Corey's establishment. Both Reynoir and Stevens had been'employed'by the Myers construction company in erecting a "high line" through this county. They had worked out of Osceola, for about a year, according to reports. Besides her parents, Miss-Montgomery Is survived by two brothers, Elva and Lyman. Tlie latter ,carao here this morning to make funeral arrangements. Officials today were attempting lo communicate with relatives of Reynoir In Fort Worth, Tex. •'--..' Last night's accident was the seventh occurring on Mississippi county highways' In the past six weeks hi which a total of nine persons have lost their lives and a score or more Injured. In addition to the couple killed last night the following have lost their lives in various highway, traffic accidents in thls ( county since the first of the year: Henry Douglas, 54; Mrs. Blllie Hurst and Miss Mary Hires of Biythe-vllle; Aubrey Elliott, 59, of Caruthen- vllle, Mo., Bobbie Lee Esplnozs, 2, of Blytheville; Landnim Myers, 30, of BIythe'ville, and Paul Mayo, 17, of Dell. The first criminal to b« convicted by his fingerprints In. the United States w&s Charles CrtspL Cris)l v?as convicted'on a burglary charge: three years' after 1 Lieutenant Faurot took his fingerprints In New York In I9M,

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