The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 17, 1938 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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VOLUME XXXIV-NO. 28G. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ADvivaio .»r~ <^m*._i~_ . ^"^ Blythevllle courier BlythevUle Herald HITLER'S id AUSTRIA Action Causes Political Consternation; Jews Fear Persecution ny LOUIS F. KKEMU: UnHfd Press Cable Kilitor I 10 bold moving Into Austria of Fuehrer Adolf Hitler and his Nazism caused political consternation in another milled to the Europe lo:Jay ant) grave apprehension among Jews that country had been anti-seinltic block. Hitler's move, apparently Messed by Premier Renito Mussolini, cnn- uot l;c blocked, advices from London and Paris Indicated today • If became jiicaVaslngly obvious that Britain and France, as gravely concerned as they are, feel they must leave Austria to her fntc There is nothing they can do to slC|i the new "nnschluss" short of force, which they have no intention of using. Dispatches from Vienna said Jews there are highly apprehensive over measures against them, expected to be taken by the Nazi-iniiuenced cabinet. Austria lias more than 200.000 Jeir.s, Including many who filtered In from Germany to escape Nazism. Austrian Catholics— Austria is 90 per cent Catholic— also were reported nnxlous lest Hitler insists on application to the Catholic clergy of repressive measures taken in Germany. If Austria is added to the antl- scmitic countries Jews thus will be curbed in Germany, Austria, Ron- mania and perhaps Italy, comprising a considerable part or central Em-ope. There also is wide-spread anti-semitic feeling In Poland. Active anti- Jewish measures, however, were definitely not expected In Italy, which lias a comparatively small Jewish population of perhaps 00,000. so that the problem Ls not neute there. Will Face Trial On Reckless Driving Charge Harrow Stevens, who is held in Ihe county jail at Osceola on a rharae.qt, reckless driving follow.'."" .1 hhhway accident near ; Frenchman's'.Bay<-rtJr,i'esda.v,night In wlilcfi IVfiss opal Montgomery and BTed Heynoir were' killed win be given a hearing within a few days. ' Officers announced today that lie will only be tried on tlie misdemeanor charge. He will be given a hearing as soon as he is improved He received Injuries to his heai! and arm when his car crashed into a slowly moving truck but his condition is not serious. The remains of Miss Montgomery were brought from Memphis this afternoon by the Cobb Funeral home but funeral arrangements are still Incomplete. The remains of Reynoir were to be sent from Memphis, where they were taken after the accident, to Fort Worth, Texas. Canadian Judge Urges Greater Use of Lash Ont. (UP)-A greater use of. the lash in curbing lawbreakers in Canada is urged by Co'intv Magistrate C. W. Haivkshaw. Tlie magistrate made the suggestion when he imposed a six to nine month prison term nnd 12 strokes of the strap on a London youth on an nssault charge. "I hope the legislators in their wisdom will some day see fit to shorten terms of imprisonment and impose more straps," he said Human nature is the same in all lines of business. I have found that the directors who arc the most considerate of the extras and workers arc those who have been extras or workers themselves. One time a wealthy society lady ivho never had lo' work a day in lier life come into a store where I was workin' and wanted s piece o.' linoleum. I showed her every roll we had and when they didn't suit her. I took her to the wholesale house and after lookln' at even' roll Ihey had there and not finding what she wanted, I showed her a catalogue. Finally she picked a piece she wanted. When the roll came from tlie factory, I called the lady and she came right down and said that was exactly what she wanted. I says. "Well, lady, how much do you want?" And she says "Oh, just a little piece for the bottom of my bird c»ge ( " . .,..__^ Blythevllle Dally News Mississippi Valley Leader Tornado Hits Texas Town; Nine Injured MERTZON, Tex,, Feb. 17 (UP) —A tornado struck tlie center ol Meit/on today. Injuring n i ne 1JP1 .. sons and doing damage estimated at $50,000. Doctors and nurses came here from San Aiigclo to care for the Injured, most or whom suffered broken bones and bruises President To Confer Will- Experts Over Nation'; Price Level WASHINGTON, Peb. 17 mp)_ President Hooscvelt summoned a conference of administration economic experts today to discuss the level of the nation's price structure. in addition he arranged a second meeting which was expected to consider the current economic .situation with special reference to industrial relations. The price structure conference was scheduled for 3:15 j, m n i which time a report to Mr. Roosevelt on the relationship ot present prices to those in effect in 1926 will be presented. The president said Tuesday that he planned (o discuss the report at his press conference tomorrow morning. Those meeting to discuss prices at the'White House were Secretary of Treasury Henry Morgenthau jr., Secretary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace. Chairman Marriner S. Eceles of the federal reserve Ijoard and Isadorc Lubin, labor department economist. OP NOBTHKAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTHRVILLB. ARKANSAS, THUUSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, Officers Visit Guard Company Wednesday Major Harvey Shelton, U. S. army instructor of the Arkansas National Guard, who is now sta- ioned at Comvay, attended drill of Company "M" of the :iational ouatd last night at the armory, His instructive visit was made In preparation t for the federal In- ipecl|0iv'ivh'tclr comes aboiit the Rrst of March. Other visitors at the meeting were Major Ivy W. Crawford,;commanding officer of -the''first'bat- ;allion of the 153rd ififantry, rind Norman P. Moore, U. S. Arjny-re- serve officer. • ; Upon passing an 1 examination and upon tlie recommendation ol iic commanding officer, Wendell M. Phillips, five men' received •' a certificate of promotion to the grade of corporal, which becomes effective February 1. The certi- iicates were awarded by Colonel VtcAlister to Mack Knight, Fred I. Oliver, Elmer E. Holmes. Cradle E' GoM and Ernest W. Wilson. Several men have joined Company "M" within the last few .veeks, but there are still vacancies ;'or new men, it has been announced. These vacancies were caused 3y men moving rrom Blytheville. This company will have its yearly ordinance inspection made Saturday by a representative of the: year - Y ear's Property Loss Estimated at $17,110; '38 Already Above' Mark The best fire record in nt least 17 years was made here In 1937 Plre Chief Kov Head annoiiucoil toddy after he lm<l compiled his an- uiml report. The lotnl property damage caused by I hi- 102 fires in lilythcville was Sn.llO. which is approximately $5.000 less u w u |,> I!' 1 " 1 an unusuullv low loss your 'flint tills year's record will 'not be so good is evidenced by a vcuoi-1. of the first six weeks of 1933 which sl>0">s damage tills vear already exceeding thai of last year. In 1936, when the total loss was $22,148, there were 122 fires. The 'raorts arc confined to flrra within BlvtheviHc's corporate limits. The largest fire of 1937 was the $5,000 damage lo Stcriibcri; gin. Probably second in the list was the oil engine of the cotton Belt railroad and alw in (|i e bracket of more than $1.000 damage was the 50 bales of cotton damaged in a fire at, the compress. There were also several residences and their furnishings Included in the more than $1.000 damages. Burning grass caused the most blazes, 20 calls having been answered by the fire department. .Second In the list was sparks falling on old roofs, third and fourth went to stoves with 13 oil stoves and 12 overheated coal and wood stoves causing fires. Electric wiring caused'five fires and there u-cre four each caused by electric refrigerator motors, nuto- nobile and cotton gins, according to Chief Head, single fires were caused by a coffee urn. thawing j frozen pipes, a cigarette, a blow torch, a gasoline pump, grease and the remainder were listed as "unknown." Destroyers in Full Dress Drill SINGI £ COPIES FIVE CENT! •,' Rotarians Hear Afflick Discuss Economic Situation C. W. Affllok, member of the local Rotary club, spoke to members of that organization at their weekly luncheon meeting at the Hotel Noble today. His subject was on the economic situation:' ' Forty members and two guests, Alvlh T, Bell, secretary of tlie Osceola .club, and LJ W. Meyers of .Memphis, were present at .this meeting-. • '..'.'•'' : Tlie group was served portions of a'.large salmon! sent tlie Crawford-Nobles, who arc iiow on a tour of the West. I tw Public Debt Reaches All-Time Record High WASHINGTON, Peb. 17 (UP)— The public debt reached a- new all-time high (or the fourth consecutive day as the treasury ended seven and one-half months of the 1938 fiscal year, the treasury's statement for February 15 disclosed today. The debt totaled $37,587,803,500 on that date, compared with $34 568.698,433 at the same time last HOE, Ark., Feb. 17 (UP) L Brafceman L. O. Parker, about Si pf Pine Bluff, was killed and t * others were Injured early too\. when ' a Cotton Belt passerfgu train, sideswipe^ a freight irntn near here. The accident - occurred at 6 a m.,,wheij ,the freight was standing on a siding and lhe moving passenger train struck an empty box car which protruded from the shU. Ing. The passenger train was damaged slightly nnd the freight car was demolished. Others Injured were John Roma, Pine Bluff, engineer of the passenger train, and H. E, Thompson, 50, Pine Bluff, brakemnn of the freight train. Parker was brakeman of the passenger train. Seventh Corps area, which has its headquarters at- Omaha, Neb. Lady Astor Here to See Son Wed Naval Expansion Cost To Exceed Billion Dollars WASHINGTON. Feb. 17. (UP> — Rear Admiral William G. DuBose, the navy's chief of construction' told the house nnval affairs committee loday that President Roosevelt's naval expansion program would cost more than a billion dollars. New York Cotton NEW YORK. Peb. 17. (UP)-Cot- . . . ton closed very steady. open high Mar. May Jul. Oct. Dec, Jan. 885 895 900 912 913 D16 897 907 : 915 925 •925 927 low 885 895 900 912 913 916 896 DM 913 924 925 92711 Spols closed steady at 906, up 17. New Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 17 (UP)Colton futures advanced 75c to $1 a bale loday on a slcady market, high low close In America lo see her son happily man led is Lady Violet Astor, above, the former Lady Jv'airne of England who received an outright gift of $4,000,000 and an income ot $30,000 per year from tlie lale Viscount William Waldorf Astor when fhe agreed to marry his son, Capt. John Jacob Aslor, after the laller was horribly wounded during the World War. Lady Astor, shown as she arrived in New York, will make, arrange- mcnk Jor the marriage of her son, George Mercer' Nalrne, to Miss Barbara Dempsey Chase, I Mar. May Jul. . Oct. Dec. Jan. 901 903 914 922 924 926 910 919 926 935 938 9-10 901 908 914 922 924 92S 910 919 925 935 938 940 Spols closed steady at 929, up 17. Chictiyo Wheat Jul. open 92 873-4 high 943-4 903-8 low 92 875-8 close 94 895-! Chicago Corn May Jul. 60 613-8 583-4 603-8 <«l-2 597-8 615-8 HUGE Ti PUT 12*" VMfe*P the entire Cotton Bel! Passenger Train Sideswipes Freight Train * Noe Admitted Today To John Hopkins Hospital BALTIMORE. Md.. Peb. 17 (UP) —Israel Harding Noc, recovering from a 22-day fast that resulted in his removal as dean of St. Mary's Episcopal cathedral hi Memphis, arrived here today for treatment at John Hopkins hospital. He weighed 142 pounds — just what he did in his football play- Ing days when he represented Hie University of the South. Stock Prices NEW YORK. Feb. 17. (UP) — Stocks advanced one to three points today wit!) volume Increasins; moderately. ; T 138 1-8 Anaconda Cop 32 7-3 Assoc D G '.','. 71-4 Beth Steel ,[_ 56 3-4 Boeing Ah- 38 1-4 Chrysler 66 Cities Serv. 13-4 Coca Cola 120 Oen Elec ,'.'.'.' 39 7 . g f^n Mot 35 3-8 Int Harvest 55 Montgomery Ward 351-4 N Y Central 13 Packard 47-8 Phillips Fet '.'.", 38 1-4 Hadio G 3-4 Eclienly Dlst 24 3-4 Simmons 21 1-2 Socony Vac )5 1-4 Sid Oil N J .'.'.'.' 50 1.4 Texas Corp 41 j.j U S Smelt "' 68 U S Steel 517-8 Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS, 111.. Fob. 17. (UPl—Hogs: receipts, c.OOO, Top, 9.00 Heavy weights, 8.75-8.90 Light weights, 7.00-8.00 Bulk sows, 6.90-7.25 Cattle: receipts. 2,000. Steers, 6.60-8.10 Slaughter steers, 6.75-8.75 Mixed yearlings, heifers, C.50-7.60 Slaughter heifers, 5.50-800 Beef cows, 5.00-5.75 Cutters and low cutters, 3.75-1,50 License Revoked For Driving While Drunk James Garden was fined $100 oiul ills driver's license revoked, in municipal court todny, after he entered n plea of guilty to a , charge of driving while under the Influence of Intoxicating liquor. Three- persons, charged with public .drunkenness, were each flned $10 or forfeited bonds of a similar amount. Buried Petrol Tanks Planned For London LONDON construction Proposals for of .vast undfer- groimd petrol, reservoirs Dn the Thames bank'al Purflect, Essex hit an estimated cost of $25,000 000 ; are being considered by the British government nnd Thames-side authorities, It Is revealed The object of this scheme is twofold-It would bring 'London's petrol supply nearer, and. at the same lime, insure nd«iiia(« stocks lu Ihe event of war At present nil oil tankers discharge their cargoes at Thames Haven, near Cnnvey Island. If the 1 new scheme Is finally approved arge oil tankers would be allowed to come 10 miles riirthor up lh e Ohioan Proves Onions Will Grow Indoors JEFFKRSON, O. (UP) — Ix>uis McCullough planted 50 bushels of onion sets last December. The neighbors shook their heads and looked on with nn onlons-can't-be- grown-lnside smile. But McCullough's onions grew and inside, loo. IJc had a secret.' He explained to his doubting neighbors that he had heated his greenhouse to about 45 or 50 degrees. Roosevelt's Signature Makes Mcasii!).} Law; Plan Quick Application WASHINGTON. l-Vl). 17 (UP)'— Secretary of Agriculture llwn-y A. Wtillncc announced plnns today to i)l(ice Into Immediate operation (lie new farm program, designed lo ilublllne ngrlciillimil production, voted formers iiKninst low prices mil coiisumpi.s against food slioit- ige.s. lie said he would niiike HITI'DKO mil production ullwiUlons mul 'all fur n referendum on mnrkol- ng ijuolas for cotton ttnil tobacco within '-tlie next few days." Mur- kcllng iinolns will become cfl'cc- Ive unless rejected by more limn one mint of Ihu fanners voting u the referendum to be held be- 'ore March 1!>. "Hiiilcrlyltis Kurm I'olloy" President Hooscvelt, In signing the bill for which he culled con- frcss Into a special session Inst November, said it "represents the winning of one more battle, for an underlying fnrm policy Unit will endure." Ho promised 11 would bu pliiced in operation "as quickly ns possible." The new program broadens and strengthens the present sail con- Kcrvnlloii and a piovldcs lu addition marketing quotas, crop Insurance on wlicnt beginning in 1030 and increased loans lo farm- era for storage of surpluses in good years for use In years of scarcity, Wage Rates Determination Delays Levee Work Bids MEMPHIS. Peb. 17. (UP)—Bids on 3,003,000 cubic ynrds or lovcc work, ncnv Lnconia circle, Ark. scheduled to bo received today by U. S. engineers, were postponed until March 10 because wage rales had not been set. The department of labor will fix the rate of pay of various employes on the project. About 26 io 30 contractors are expected to bid on the Job, which will be the first work on a levee 41 Visits Here Obtaining !Material Fojr New; Book Clarence Dnuch, or Memphis, who recently completed a 2,816 miles canoe trip from Pueblo, Col., lo New Orleans, wllh Jerry, 'Fitzgerald, of El Pnso, Texas.'was"In Blythi-vllle yesterday obtaining material for a book Mr. Dauch plans lo write on outdoor Ufa. Tree GroVvs Too Fast For Its Usefulness HEALDSBURG, Cal. (UP)—Tho story of Jack nnd the Dean Stalk has been approached by a tree here. The tree was planted three years "go In the city's plaza by the Orange to be used as a community Christmas tree. Each year the Orange gloried In personally decorating the tree. ; Bill the 1937 Christinas decorating will be lhe last by the Orange. It found that tlie tree had grown so big and fast that It unanimously voted to confer licreafti-r the decorating on the fire department, which has scaling ladders from which 11 can decorate and light the highest branches. Directs Levy Of L5 Mill In Road Improvement District One The Mississippi county court clerk of some of these bonds brought has been directed by order of the United Stales district court for the eastern district of Arkansas to extend .a levy of one and one-half mills against all real property in the old Road Improvement District Number One I Highway No. 61). The order will have the effect ot nlaclne a ,levT on property within the district, which runs the length of the county, north to south, and includes the City of Blylheville. Osceola and other Incorporated towas, for the first time since the Martlneau road law relieved the district's property ol the burden of paying the heavy assessments by wovldlni; for the state lo assume the Indebtedness. However, the levy, amounting to $1.50 on each $1.000 of assessed valuation. Is small compared to assessments previous to tlie enactment of the Martlneau road law which became effective In 195,7. The order was made in the suit originally brought by Edward H. Hubermann, and other holders of district bonds who had not surrendered their slate refunded for new bonds. bonds when the the Indebtedness, Approximately *77.000 In district bonds were never surrendered, It has been disclosed, and holders suit in federal court lo force payment on matured bonds and interest Inst August, the state having refused to pay Interest on the outstanding original bonds since April, 1932. Service was obtained on R. C. Rose, who the bondholders alleged was district commissioner, and n default judgment taken when no contest was made. A group of taxpayers, learning of the judgment Intervened nnd had the judgment set aside on the contention that the board of commissioners had been practically non-existent since 1927 and had the case transferred from the law to the equity division of lhe federal court. Then the bondholders were called upon to surrender their bonds and state refunding bonds, worth about 80 cents on the market, were sold to meet the Indebtedness, leaving about $8,000 to be raised by a levy on property within the district. Cecil Shane, attorney for the group of taxpayers, said that Mr. Rose, did not defend the action because he was under tlie Impression that the state had assumed all authority over the district and Its affairs and that ho had no furher responsibility. Bombers Fly OverPanama Canal Zone QUAllllY HEIGHTS, Pallium Cnnal Xono <Vlu Army llndlo to l-'clj. 17 (UP) — Six tinny "Hying fortresses" sped southward over the Paclllo today Din west const of Soul); America, toward Uma, Peru, fhst .scheduled hull on n 0,OQD-mllo (!<)inlwllt Illyht to liueua'i Aires, Konrliiu along In loose fonnn- lluji, id from I7a to 100 miles an hour, the 22- ion bombers were 400 mill's smith of the Pan- mia ennui y,om>, hours nfler they took olV at Miami, Pin. Their position \vns about 230 mill's wi'.sl of lluoimvi'iitui'iv, Co- ombln-iiboul IfiUo miles South of Mlnml nnd approximately i^ lilies from Ih« I'eruvlmi capllnl, SETSlfJlI DOTES -FOB Leases Association Also Park Athletic Field To Giants Again The dale of the IMS Mississippi .ounty fair has been tcnuillvely •id for September 27 to October 2 Inclusive, by directors of the Mississippi County Pah- fijisoclallon, who hnvc also voted to a^aln lease ;he nlhlotlc Held nnd grandstand. l<> the lllylhcvlllc Uascbnll association. They have made plans for next fall's fair, voted to permit use of n tract l>y smlth-Hughea students of (he clly high school, and made iicw rules for the pnrk"ln an "(Tort to Improve certain conditions :hcre. Committees appointed nt n Tuesday night meeting for this year's fair nre: budget, J. A. l,ecch, noss D. Hughes, nussell Phillips; shows and concessions, a, E. Dlnylock, P. H. Aclon, J, Moll Brooks;'racing, Znl B, Harrison, Jeff Roland, L. G. Nash; premiums nnd exhibits, n. S. Lantrlp, E. H. Bums of Osccola. Miss Cora Leo Oolomnn. Students of the Smith-Hughes classes of tho.clty high school, wjll vise a five-acre tract of land west of tho stables for a soybean experiment plot following th« granting o; permission by the fair.: association Beginning ton'lgifty llio Wnlkci park gates'wl^ be locked nl, night hi. 'nn 'effort- to prevent further vandalism.;TWe directors voted this ictloninfter^he matter had been thoroughly discussed, j. o. Mulllns, who lias been appointed spcclnl po- :lco officer for the park, hn« been Instructed to close tlie gates at six o'clock each day until the baseball, swimming nnd picnic season, when llic gates will remain open until Inter In the night. TliB group voted lo i»st the park igalnst dogs not accompanied by their owners nnd to either kill or nke up any dogs foiuid In the park without their owners. This action vlll enable the association lo rc- ,urn the pea fowls to the park this spring ami lo protect the geese, ducks and squirrels, which ".lave been molested by dogs. Veterans of Foreign Wars To Meet Tonight Tlie Veterans of Foreign Wars vlll meet in Woodman Hull to light at 7:30 o'clock. An hwltntlon to nil veterans of 'orcign wars to attend this mcet- was extended today. Justice's Sort Killed in "Fall White. Cjimbs Swiftly At Batesville As Rains Con- limie l(y United Press, >-;;i' I-Vmrs of n cold wave *«*'"'«? nevral today ns Incessant rains since' early Monday resulted In rises In Arlrnnsns streams, Increasing •likelihood of an early spring flood, ae- cordhijf to the federal weather bureau nt LUlle Rock. The Arkansas anil White rivers Iwtli wero expected to rise well ibovo flood stage ut most points early next week. Unless rnlns subside thera is Immediate danger, weather officials •wild, that last winter's flood In northeast Arkansas may bo repeated, The Whlto river already had •cached 20,tf fed nt Bntosvlllc and was rising rapidly. Weather officials predicted the siren m would rise to 33 feet nt alcsvillc tomorrow. Newport, about 0 miles downstream, will have a crest of 30 feet two days later, it was reported. At calico Rock the White rive? was expected to reach 28 feefcr-10 'cct nbovo flood stage—late today. jcorgctown and Clarendon proba- >ly will hnvo watcis several feet nbovo flood stage late thh month. Heavy rainfall in northwest Ar- innsns nnd enstern Oklahoma sent the Arkansas river out of Us banks at all points near the the western border of the state. Precipitation of 0.20 inches of nln at Port Smith since Monday had brought lhe river there to 28 —four feet above flood stage. Although the crest -was not expected to reach Little Hock until Sunday river men said the river wn.t rising at a rate of 35 to 4 inches an-hour there. , A rise of 1.9 feet In the last 24 hours brought the Arkansas to a •stage ot 14.8 at LUllo Rock today. Tho river, was expected to rise a foot higher than its 23-toot flood stnse. Ni> Danger at- Big- Lake Several more feet of water is expected at Big Lake within .$ha next three or'tour days, wrllch may make It necessary to patrol the levee, but engineers do not antlcl- pnte .miy high \Tfltcr light from the «-ntor cxpcctc'd. nTihls time, Jolin W. Meyer, Drainage District 17 engineer, said this afternoon. , 'Die water ut the lake's . bridge, 17 miles west of here, Is now about '441,0 which ts two feet above flixxl •ilage nnd patrolling begins when Jie gauge reads 245, Mr. Meyer satd. rhe,lilgh water ' ' • • -very dar.;cruiu rends 250, engineers say. is not-.cotisldered until Ihe gauge. Special Wiring 'System Aids Deaf 1 Legislator RICHMOND, Va, (UP)—Delegate W. II. Adams of Hiclimond. although deaf, can liear bctter^TJhari' my otiior incmber of (lie 1938'hpuse of delegates. f , A new electrical gadget in t{ic Mill of the house allows tlie Rich"- mond delegate to plug In an car* Mionc attached to wires running 'roni Ilia desk to the speaker's stand and enables him to hear anything sntd in tlie hall. Adams iays he can even hear what Speaker Ashton Dovenll whispers to tlie clerk. Other delegates are n bit envious, too, because, they lament, Adams can turn off his earphones 'when he speeches from the floor become jorlng. Falling to rally alter a blood transfusion, Kevin Butler, nbove, 33-year-old son of Justice Pierce Duller ot the U. S. Supremo Court, died in a Greensburg, Pa., hospital of Injuries received when he fell from a speeding train as it rounded a sharp curve. Authorities and railway officials were seeking to . learn }he ca-ise of the accident. _ Siam To Stage Greatest Hunt For Elephants SINGAPORE (UP)— Tile Siamese ministry' of defense will stage a elephant hunt next March or April. It will be the biggest ever icld In Slam, the country, of 'elephants; 20,000 people are expected to watch the drive, and. tlie lunt. which will last three days, is loped to produce 300 live ele- ihants. -'.-' The aim of the hunt'is to decoy umdreds of wild elephants into tout kraals. Tame elephants will e used to Hire' the. wl!d beasts. The government has.appealed to Icpliant owners to lend their anl- nals for this purpose. Already 85 rained elephants, with their ma- houls, have been promised. Some of the elephants will be used by the Siamese army. They are used to haul heavy guns into place. Others will bo sold for use in the teak timber Industry, or used for heavy work in various military encampments. WEATHER Arkansas—Cloudy, probably rath tonight and Friday, somewhat colder In northwest tonight; colder, except In southeast, Friday. Memphis and vicinity—Rain and colder, lowest temperature tonight 46 to 50; Friday rain and colder. The maximum temperature here yesterday was 55, minimum 40, cloudy with .22 of an Inch rain, fall, according to Samuel P. Norris, official weather observer.

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