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BUTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP KORTHfiAST ARKANSAS AND BOtJTHEAST VOL. xxxiv—NO. :s Blythnyllle Courier Blythevllle Dally News ! ~ ~ ' —" iiiyiheviile Herald Mississippi valley Leader HLYTIIKVILLR, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, MAKCH 22, SINGLE COPIPS FIVE'GENTS'U F. R. COURT PLAN Germaine Here, So Watch Out! Connection Made Without Authority, New London Superintendent Says NEW LONDON, Tex., Mar. 22. (UP)—William c. Shaw. Cl. superintendent of the New London school, admitted before a military board of inquiry today that tlie gas which i npparenlly exploded, killing 420 persons last Thursday, was taken without permission from" the pipe lines of a private conipany. This testimony, given by tlie oldest educator In Texas in a firm voice, came after a 16-year-old survivor of the explosion stood before the court and showed that his hair had been singed In the blast. From him came the first direct clue to the source of the spark that apparently detonated pockets of gas that had formed from faulty connections or equipment. Wai ncd of Possible Danger The youth, John Down, testified . the explosion, accompanied by a iiasii of flame, came from the subbasement when a manual training iiutruetor threw an electric switch lo a sanding machine. Shaw, his head bahdajed and wearing new - spectacles to replace those broken in the explosion, went before the hoard this third day of the inmilry and" admitted that the Parade Gas company's "residue" , :8as pip; line that, passed under : the campus of. the school was tap- pe'd without the company's permis- ' sion. • He also admitted that officials of the United • Gas comp'any, from which the school '.board,,previously tought ils ,gas. had warned' him that.'/the board might be ushvr a ^dantjDrptis .gas." He said thai, a Un|ted Gas. company, ofncial-:told •'l»itn that r'yoii might get intb'lrnu- 'Ule.V"1.|(T*.'lrr ; ' . ': ; ' Stories'Conflict On Saturday, D. L. Clark, field foreman for the gas company, told . the court of inquiry that the connection to the school was made without his knowledge or permission and he believed he would have been advised if anyone else had given permission.' J. R. Kern, a school board rnem- licr. said that Earl clover, superintendent of the gasoline company, knew of the connection and it was common knowledge in the vicinity of the school. "We didn't make any effort to conceal our connection to the parade company's line," Kern said. "People all over this country make similar connections for their homes. "We told Mr. Clover that we intended to lie on to the line. He said -that the company tried to dis- cciirage such connections, just as the oilier companies do,.but that he had no personal objection. He tofd us where we could find a regulator to put on our corinsctiug line." "Residue" gas. a by-product of the manufacture of gasoline, is generally regarded in the oil fields as a waste product. Mrs. Roosevelt in Arkansas for Lecture Tonight; Lands: ; Colony arid Other Project^ LITTLE IJOCK, Mar. 22 (UP)—' Mrs. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, here on a.'speaking tour, took lime off today to accompany Mrs. R. E. Overman, wife of tlie city's mayor, for an automobile ride over Uie surrounding countryside. The wife of the president arrived here at' 8:15 this morning and was met at the i-allroad station by Mayor Overman, city officials, and state club women. After a late breakfast Mrs. noosevelt received Gov. Carl E. Bailey and other state and federal officials before .summoning newspapermen I'or a press conference. * From a seat 'on a 'divan In the thing room of, the suite she oc- :uples at a downtown hotel, Mrs. Roosevelt held jference during The liner Normnndie brought her across the Atlantic - from France, but her smile probably will lake Germaine Aussey a lot farther in her quest for a Him career in Hollywood, Her spring edition of charm was supplemented, ns she left ship in New York, in photo above, by a fresh scarf style, and she was up lo the minute with a lapel watch. a 20-mtnute con- whlch she lauded various government projects In Arkansas, Including Dyess Colony' such as generosity, foiglveness til any of'those'," she declared. , '' "Nor will I attempt to keep nil with my husband. ' '"Hie president Is of course Interested In Hot Springs, and all sifch places," she declared. in reply to a question' from 1 a high school pa|>ei editor, Mrs Roosevelt explained lliat she 'never attended high school but did attend a French Institution In England and .spent all liei vacations traveling on the continent 'with curricula r in Mississippi county. "I have no basic philosophy KM! -die mistress. ''1 had no extra currlcular activities there. I had to work a 1,1 the time," she said, smiling ' The president's wife refused to answer questions icgaidlng .congressional legislation. She said she enjoyed her column, "My Day," more U'liiul speaking on a tour. "I will -not accompany my husband on his trip lo the Philippines this summer.- He was in the navy department when the.iule was passed barring officials' wives from' traveling on naval ships. Anyway I don't particularly care ifor the sailor's life I would fly there and like it.' —-—: "y:.^ }^. Chester Danehower Reports on County's 1936 Production U TILL Til 8V '- BUB H - BURNS In order to make a success in any kind of work, you've jest got to have a certain amount of confidence. But Cotton ginned and to be ginned in Mississippi county from the crop oi 1930 amounted to 198.312 run- ninor bales, the Courier News was advised today by Chester. Danehower. Luxora, special censur bureau agent for this counts ^ f The figure, which is Mr. Dan'e- howerls final report on lhe 1936 crop, is more than EO.nnci bliss above the 1935 crop total of 117.- 34fi running bales. Cotton actraliy ginned up to March I, Mr.. Danehover said Amounted to slightly less than 198.000 bales, but sinners of t>i"'coun- ty reported more - than 300 bales •^f cotton on hand to be ginned as of lhat date. When the county's output in running bales is converted into 500- oound bales, a computation which Is made at Washington. It will show a 1036 crop production for sEifsinni county of well in excess of 200.000 bales. The average ac- •ual wel'ht of bales ginned in this Bounty from tlie 1936 crop Is said to have been the heoxiest In the hi«torv of the county. While final reporls from other leading cotton counties on 1936 production are not yet available, such n-urcs as are available indicate that Mississippi county holds its primacy in cotton production by a wide margin, possibly 50.000 bales or more. Closing Stock Prices NEW YORK, Mar. 22 (UP) — Concern over spread of sit down strikes brought another wide break in stocks today. Losses range to more than six points. there ain't siich a thing as havin' too much of it. Then it gets to be conceit. I've noticed this, especial ly In show business. There was a bass concert singer cut here that had made quite a reputation for himself with his voice. One day. a big studio sent for him and they told him that Ihcy wanted a big chorus for a picture, and asked him if he could i organise it. He says "I can give, yon the biggest and best chorus that's ever been known In history/' The studio executive says, "Well. I'll lake a chance with' you—now what do you need in the line of singers?" The singer says "Well. I want ?™»" 4000 tenors, 3500 altos and cOOO sopranos." The executive says That sounds pretty good, but how many thousand bassos wil lyou need?'" Tlie stnjcr says "Oh, you won't tlave '0 bother about gettln', any °/. 'JJ em —I'm gonna sing bass my- Copyright 1D37 Esquire Features Inc. fallowing her speech heie tonight Mrs. Robscell ulll leave by Dnlv K. Distncts 1,400 Electors! 10 Vote 'train for Birmingham, Ala where she will lecture Tuesday nlght[ I planning 'to return to Washing- Only 30 of the Blytheville school district's 1,400' electors cast bal- ots in the annual school election Saturday aflernoon at lhe it(!h school JnilldliijT. . Little Interest was . shown in elections throughout the county, •.'ilh no contests provided on any ballots, ..- .,-..; .-••." 'Blytheville -voters- re-elected' '.C. M. Buck and J. A. Leech'16'Uie ooard of directors arid voted the -18 ; . noses..'"t.'milts p(, • the 'levy - being* earmarked.-':for '/'.pond refunding ju'rposes. - '•' i .:'..:•', : '!•'.' , ' Ainong the hmny r.ural 'districts only Blackwater had ' reported re- iults of its election^to tlie county :ouit clerk in early.'returns, B. C. iVhUney and W. W. 'C'aery being elected without opposition as • directors. . ' OSCEOLA, Ark., Mar. 22.—H.. J. Hale was re-elected • a member of the Csceola school board for a period of five years at the annual election Saturday. lie had no opponent. " • The usual -.vas voted. 18 mills school tax Italian farmers use. a fire-engine type of milk wagon to deliver their product to a milk depot. Tlie milk Is carried in the huge "firebox" part of the wa?on. Auto Union U'acler Prp-. tesls lo Governor, Meets Cluyslcr Officials DETROIT, Mar. 22, (UP)—Ds- (rolt police lesumed their raids upon sit-down strikers In closed small plants and factories today ns the .threat of a general automotive strike tiling over Ihe city. , : They moved It) ifpon-the Thomas P. .Henry company's printing plant, 'Where, 20 sit-down strikers huvc been In possession shice March 12. The employes surrendered ns soo: as police knocked on the door. Respite threats by Homer Miir- tln, general president of Ihe Unll- ed Automobile Workers.ahal a general automotive strike would be culled unless forcible evictions by (police censed,. Commissioner Heln- rlch A. Pickert conferred with subordinates on the next, moves In this direction. Martin rcmnmccl silent concerning his Saturday . announcement that a strike would be.called If the police "continue llielr raids." but he sent a lengthy letter, to Oov. Fiank Murphy asking the state executive Id "give the workers of this state a square 'deal by. demanding thai the Chrysler,:corporatlon abide by the Wagner'labor r.ct. Then lie and -Richard Frnnkcn- sleen organisational director of U A W A . went to' Chrysler's temporary offices iii a down town building, to meet with representatives of Uie corporation In whoxo> nine iilalHsj 6,000 sltklown strikers remain In defiance of Injunctions nml writs of. body attachment. Hopkins Is Best Man at Westbrook's Wedding .1101' SPHINOS; Ark., . Mar. n. (UP)— Col. Ijjvwrencc Westbrook, chairman of :lho Works '. Progress Administration advisory hoard at Washington, am" Mrs. Martha Wool Ion Collins, attractive divorcee. were to be inn fried nt 4'iMn. today In n quiet ceremony at the home ol the bride's parents. Harry Hopkins, WPA admtnls- trntor. was to be best man. lie and Mrs. llopvrns' planned to spsritt sev- 1 ornl days In Arkansas visiting gov- ' ernmenl projects, Including' 111! Dyess Colony In Mississippi, county Weekend Prisoner as Drunk Driver Court Ovetluins Hundred /and Fifty/ on 1.,-H.an.d.-aj Rice-Stix Plant , Site This Morning . ySbifre''. rofl'jmeii/'Jiiopeful of3find- ing employment in the construction of, the $70,000 -factory build- Ing to be erected at the west end of- Main street for the" Rice-Sltx Dry Goods' company, were on hand at the plant' site'this morn-; ing but met with, at least temporary disappointment'. Stpre. Keeper,-'Fa tally. :/ 111 • • Strickeir; Ye'sterclay J. F. Johnson^ 5q..dlcd"fiU(lde>ity Sunday liflornpoii at 5:30° o'clock, being stricken 'with d heart attack while -walking/along the bid j, L. C. E.. right of' way between First arid. Franklin streets. Death occurred almost Instantaneously. ,,:Mr. Johnson, 'who operated a neighborhood grocery on Lilly street, Is survived by his wife..Mrs. Suni;cm_ __....^ _ , Conviction of Mis Minnie Jenkins LtTTLn riOCK Mar state supreme couit In l«o d2 I slons handed down lohy grant-d K woman convicted of poisoning h°r tnrec chlldien a new (rial and confirmed the dealh sEiitence on a neg.'o foi kllihu wnlchman In Hot SpUnbs fall of 1936 The woman Mrs Mlnnl'- JU i- klns, of Little RoU will have to stand trial a fourth lime poisoning- of her chlldic surance ste carried , Mrs. Jenkins won hei nc\; tilal because lhe lilal court allowed tes tlmony, given by Dudley Bryant at her nrst trial, to be read Into tho record of the third hcarlna. • Bryant was a roomer In the Jenkins home at the lime of the 'poisoning and admitted belns Intimate with \frs. Jenkins. The death given by a Garland county circuit court to James Aus- .of.jlohn The Sikeston - Engineering and stel!l> Johnson, two sons. J. FV and Construction com pany,' which navm ond.. two,, brothers, • Parkei holds the 'general contract (or the I Jon "son of Rlplcy and Harry John- building, had-not'liioved onto the I s0 ' 1 of near .Manila, and a sister Job at noon today-'but is expect-1 Mrs - Jullnii Djlton of Rlpley. ed to start work soon. When the contract was awarded on March 10: assurance wns given by J. A. Funeral services were held afternoon at the Cobb "Funeral Home with Mrs. Lillian Nlblctt con- Sutlcrfield, manager of the com- • dl ' ;ti »S the Christian science serv- pany, that he would break ground 1 Icc -, Interment, was made at Elm" '""" wood • cemetery. for the local building this week, "probably Monday." Main strccfhas been.'opened tip RJvp r Wnrlror ' past the plant site and the Cot--'- WorKe r nr " negro ' for ,, . , rlt, Hot Springs night- watchman. , was - alllrmed. . .1,1 - company With Clmstlle Rye, another negro AusUn killed the wA'ehiuiin.whqii he' resisted/their clforts toVob-lllm. Red Cross Closes , Lepai^to Flood Office LEPANTO. Ark.-Thc American National Red Cross closed its ' office here Saturday after caring 'or 1.000 families, totaling ap- iroxlmalely 4,500 Individuals, dur- iiif the pcrlotl from January ^s 'hrbugh March 20. Over 2.00 families were registered from tlie Jevastaled area around Rlrcrvnle Miss Virginia Selby, of St. Louis Vnoricnn Red Cross representative who was In charge of. Red Cress work here during the Hood •Jerlod, stated that approximately i.Coo persons were evacuated from ilie l.cpanto area; New York Cotton ton Belt railroad lias, completed installation of a track over which materials for the building will be delivered. Tlie campaign for collection of the $10,000 pledged by Blytheville Slain at Black Rock NEW YORK. Mar. 22 (UP) ) — Cotton closed steady. close 1405 busin May July Oct Dec Jan March open 1418 1405 1352 1339 1341 13-17 hi°h low 1451 1395 1409 139J 1350 1341 1347 1332 1348 1333 1353 1S38 usineess men and property owners . for construction of the build- BLACK ROCK, Ark., Mar. 22. (UP)—Sheriff's deputies today Investigated the death of John Coxey, 55-year-old snag boat employe, who was found dead Sunday afternoon. Police said Coxey had been beaten ing Is making progress but scv- . and shot in the" side cral thousand dollars Is sllll out- 1 standing, B. A. Lynch, chairman Coxey went lo Poplar Bluff, Mo., . , of the Blytheville Industrial Asso- Saturday night to keep an appoint- ent with Lucille Golden, 23. She 1344 1338 .oat'On, said this morning. Those said coxcy had tried~to~commit. 1338 | who have not yet paid their c.de - while desponde°t sTlurday ..„ 12!0 I Pledges to the factory fund could Spots closed steady at 1446, up ™"cvc the committee of a great eleven. New Orlea?iK Cotton NEW ORLEANS, Mar. 22 (UP) not night. Miss Golden outcome of the investigation. held deal of work If they would wait lo be called upon for the' Police money, Mr. Lynch said. He urged that those who owe payments ey In a rage of Jealousy' make them this week, If possible,' jealousy. nding " ame iras " ot - tjlvul « cd "Hied Cox- either to him, at his office at the KUIT u*tuuiiL»v, »<u*>. •.* >w. / ^.v..^i w mm, ni iiia oiiicc at ine \r* i -Cotton futures held signs of 50, Farmers Bank and Trust. Co., or Kidnaped and Forced A T and T 1G8 1-8 Anaconda Copper 23 Bethlehem Steel 92 Chry.ilei; 121 1-2 Ci'ies Service 4 1-4'ni Coca Cola 1511-2 General. American Tank Genera! Eleclric 541-2 General Motors 615-8 International Harvester 101 1-2 McKesson-Robblns 14 3.4 Montgomery Ward 59 1-2 New York Central 49 Packard ...-. -,. 101-2 Phillips Petroleum 52 3-4 Radio Corp 11 1-8 St. Louis-San Francisco 4 1-8 Simmons Bed ,... 52 1-2 Standard of N J 68 1-2 Texas Corp 55 3-! U S Smelting 93 1-8 U 3 Steel 112 1-8 Zonlte ,-. 7 3-S cents to more than dollar a bale today from highs of as much as $1.50 over Saturday's close; open high low close May MOB 1+11 1397 1400 July 1398 1403 1385 1387 Oct 1340 1355 1337 1340 Dec 1348 1351 1339 1343 Jan , 134C 1346 1342 1342 March 1353 1354 1342 1344 Spots closed steady at 1440, up to J. Mell Brooks at the,Chamber I of Commerce office hi ' the city hall. Dunklin Slayer Will Hang at Kennett Friday to Aid in Robberies Raymond Gescil Jr.. of Little Rock, gra.ndspn of Mrs. J. 1 s. Ge> sell here,' told police in Little Rock Little Rock with _ another I youth about' niid'nlghl Saturday by Chicago Corn open 'high low close May 111 1 1-12 112 1-4 111.' i-8 111 3-0 Jul 107 1-4 101 1-8 IOC 5-3 107 Chicago Wheat open hl?h low close May HO 1-4 141 l-,2 139 1-8 ,139 1-4 Jul 126 1-4 128 125 3-4 126 1-8 Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS. Ill, Mar. 32 (UP)—Hogs: recelpls 14,500 Top 10.50 170-230 lus. 10,20-10.40 140-160 Ibs 7.50-10.50 Bulk sows 9.50-9.85 Cattle: receipts 3,500 Steers 8.10-10.10 Slaughter steers 6.50-12.75 Mixed yearlings and heifers 7.00-S.?5 Slaughter heifers 6.25-10.75 Beef cows 5.00-6,25 . Cutters and low cutter!! 2.75-.1.60 <ty of the case. . two white men who forced the boys °v- to accompany them on three hold- lir - ups before Gesell jumped from tli» I JEFFERSON CITY. Mo.-..., Lloyd C. Stark announced Saturday there would be no further interference ' from him with the thrice-postponed hanging of Fred Adams, who Is to die March 26 at Kennett, for lhe slaving nf pinr i , j ' ~ "•'-' „' «; aiaying o.i ornr- asked for a ride to Little Rock. One car and escaped. Gesell said that he and Westcl Brown, his companion, picked the men up at a road house when they ence Green, night marshal at Campbell, Dunklin county. Adams Is to hang on Good Friday, two days before the third anniversary of the shooting of Green In an attempted filling station robbery the night-of March 28. 1934. At the governor's office it was said he had not reali7,ed March 26 would be good Friday, in fixing the date of the execution at the time of the last postponement. Adams originally was sentenced to die Dec, 18. but former Governor Ouy B. Park granted a postponement ; to Jan. 22 after Slark's inauguration, stark deferred the execution until 'Feb. • 26, and again to March 26, lo-permit further'stu- of the-men forced Gesell at the Point of a gun to drive to several places where they committed robberies. Gescllsatd that while the car was 'on a crowded street he managed to jump from the machine and escape, after which he reported the kidnaping to police. 'lhe Hist ollcmlct to pay the pen- ally for drunken driving imposed _uy lhe new New York Stale law, Maurice B. Thomas of Hocheslcr is seen at lhe Monioo County penitentiary where he., has'been :sonlenceil to spend three weekends. The law is designed to keep Intoxicated drivers off the roads- during weekend tialllc coiiRe'i- lions yet allow thorn lo keep : their 1 jobs, .' , , Leachvillc Is District Debate Meet Winner JONESBORO, Ark.—The' Lcach- vlllfi high school debating team ?arnert the right to participate in the annual Invitation high school meet at the University of Arkansas April 9 and 10 by dcfcatin" Biinktcy In the finals Saturday afternoon at Arkansas Slate college. The decision was unanimous. Earlier in the day Jonesboro sained a tic 'with lhe Leachvillc 5roup. but due to the fact lhat they will be-allowed to make lhe trip regardless of lhe decision, icachville was given the right to meet Brlnklcy. ! Members of the winning team were Anna McHaney and Woodrow Wilson for the negative and Oorolhy Robinson and Kalhcrine Lay for the negative. Tlie question for debate was "Resolved that all electric utilities should be govcrnmenlally owned ind operated." Other teams who were entered in lhe meet were Marlon and Forrest City. Lcland Plunkett was In charge of the event. Negro Acts To Compel .Admission To School Garment Wbikeis Push Unionization Progiam in Mid-South MEMPHIS, Mar. 22. (UP)—Fifty feminine members of the International - Ladles Garment Workers union, an affiliate of the Committee for. Industrial Organization,' todav went on strike at Kuhn Manufacturing company, which make." dresses. ' Tlie strike coincided . with the launching of the union's drive ' to organic clothing factory workor.vof lhe soulh. Regional olliccs of the union here sent seven organly.ers into Mississippi .and Arkansas. : Meyer Perlstcin, regional director of lhe union, said, 40 more organizers would be sent into Louisiana. Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas shortly. He would not indicate where th- Biandeis and Van Devan' tci Concur In His Opinion Says Hughes ' ^ WASHINGTON, Mar 22 (UP) — Chief Jiiitlc" Charles Evans Hughes, in a ilatcnicnt concuricd In fully by'Justices Willis Van D:\nntii and Louis a Brandels, today cliai- nclcilrcd Picsldent .Roosevelt's judiciary piogram as likely lo "1m- ' liah" the cfflolcncy ol the supremo court. _ v „ ' It was the first formal comment fiom the court on the piesldent's wklelj disputed court enlargement 1 plan > • Hughes employed Ihe word "Impractical" to descilbe the suggestion of proponents of Mi. Roosevelt's plan that tho enlarged couit .It In divisions and evpresscd dliect . doubt of the constitutionality of this,suggestion. Docs Not Discuss Policy ' The chief Justice's views, which he declined were fully concurred In by Vim Dcvanter and Branded and, so far as he was able to as- ccitaln, by the icniaindci of'the couit, were presented In a lijttci uilltcn to Senator Burton K. Wheeler (Dem:, Mont.). : The letter was read to the'sin- ate judiciary committee by Wheeler, first witness opposing the presidential program to testify befoi'e the committee, Wheeler explained that the chief Justice had mitten the letter In response lo a request by the senator for an authoiltatlve statement on the court's position , Hughes made plain lhat he was' limiting; IVTs observations to'the technical phases of the president's couit chlaiECinenl program -, I : "Tlie present number of'justices Is thought to be large enough so far as the prompt, adequate 'alid * elTlclctit conduct of- the' work, of • the court '. Is concerned,'- - f sald Hughes "I do not speak of any other considerations'hi view of the ' appropriate attitude of the court In relation to questions of iiolicy. More Difficulty In Deciding 'An increase ,ln the number of justices of the supreme court, npnjrt fiom any question of policy, which do not discuss," said Hughes, "would not promote the efficiency of the court £ r '<?\ , 'It is believed that It would impair the efficiency (of the caufy) as long as the court acts as '4* unit. There would be more judges to * hear, more Judges to confer, moic"*" liidges to discuss, more judges to be convinced and to.decide." The chief justice took direct Issue seven went beyond ita lenient at Little Rock Ark. .this week. that efforts would be concentrated and Forrest City, Strikers at the Kuhn plant demanded a closed shop and higher wages. They.were granted a 40- hour week a few days ago. Tlie union recently won a closed shop ngrcincnt In another dress factory here. Two Divorces Granted Two divorce decrees have been granted recently by Chancellor J. P. Gautncy In unconteslod cases. Lane Nowcll has been awarded a divorce from Mrs. Grace Nowcll or) the. ground of Indignities and Mrs. Mary Baughman lias been awarded a dccrccifrom Roy-Baughman on the same ground. MEMPHIS, Mar. 22 (UP)—Attorneys for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People today sought a court order which would compel the School of' pharmacy of the University of Tennessee to admit a negro, Knoxvllle. Redmond's application was the first made by a negro seeking admittance to the state university. The application was rejected In 1935. Hearings on the' mandamus petition today oixmcd before Chancellor L. D. Bojach. Meningitis Costs Senath Man's Life at Jonesboro with such supporters of tlie presl-^ dents plan as Atty Gen. Homei S. Cummlngs. 'Ass't. Atty. CTen: Robert Jackson and .Justin. Mlller ; '\ board of tax appeals member. *" Whcelci, declaring that lie spoke ^' foi the "vast majority" of foes o! t the president's plan, said the op-' 1 '' position would support "any re.i-_; sonable constitutional amendment'* ~ as a compromise. He forecast quick passage of siich an amendment If supported by the president and declared that Roose- '- \clt himself, had he been on ttio supreme : . court at. the lime, would- have ruled the.NRA.and AAA unconstitutional. JONESHORO. Ark.—Arlle Nor- rls, 25. of Senath. Mo., died here Saturday of spinal meningitis. His body will be returned to Senath for burial. He was connected with flood relief activities. The meningitis epidemic in Cralghead and Poinsctt counties lias shown sucli improvement during the past few days that Dr. William P. Scarlett and Dr. Mildred Fathenee. members of the talc board of health", returned to Little Rock over Ihe weekend. Dr. J, B. Elders. In charge of the isolation hospital at the flood refugee camp here, announced Saturday that ten people remain In the isolation wards for treatment but only three of that number are. listed as acute cases. Seven were permuted to return home last week. Loyalists Begin Attack ' '„ On Nationalist Base WITH LOYALIST ARMY, Mad-" rid, Mar. 22 <UP) — Gen. -Jose- Maljtt, defender of Madrid, began an attack today on Siguenza,' nationalist^ base of operations. 12 miles northeast of the capital, army dispatches said, A loyalist air fleet, winging ahead of: the rapidly•'" advar.ctntr government forces,' bombed ..the Slgucnza railroad station,' destroying several army trains on which munitions and men 'were being concentrated, government headquarters reported. A curious skin bandolier worn by African natives led to the discovery of the animal known ns tho okapl. For a • long time, such bandoliers were the only^ bits Of evidence pointing to the existence of such an animal. WEATHER Senate Passes Navy's Huge Supply Measure WASHINGTON, Mar. ,22 (UP) — The senate today, passed and sent to conference - the $522,84^808 and Arkansas—cloudy'; tonight Tuesday. Warmer tonight. Memphis and viclmtj—Cloudy tonight and Tuesday, showers. Tues- dij Slightly warmer tonight tow- es.t,.temperature 48 lo 52. Tlie maflimim temperature hero More pedestrians are injured byfnavy supply bill, carrying $180,-1 yesterday was 58, minimum 32 falling than are injured by aiito-jOCO.OOOi for',- construction of ships clear, according to Samuel F. mobiles. nnd 'atvcraft Norrls, official weather' observer, t!