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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 23, 1937
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XXXIV—NO. <l BlythevlllB Courier Blylhevllle Dally News • " ~ Blythevlllc Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTIiKVIIJJO, ARKANSAS,. TURSDAY, MARCH- 211, SINGLE COPIES FIVE GENTS ROOSEVELT HOPES TO GILS mm TO '_" Governor Acls as Detroit Mayor Ends Police Interference UICTIHJIT, .VlaK. 1>3 (Ul') — Jctiin [.. Lewis, chairman of (lie C. I. 0.. and Walter I'. Cliryslcr, j automritivc magnate, today ac- ccjilei] the invitation of Gov. I'jank Mun>hy to meet on neutral ground in an attempt to settle (lie slrilte against Chrysler corporation, Starts Works Today on Rice-Stix Building J. A. Sutterfield, manager of the Slkeslon Engineering and- Construction company, arrived in Bly- tlieville today with men and equipment to commence construction of the Rlce-Stlx factory building. lie started work Immediately on a cement storage building and indicated that lie would break ground at once (or the factory structure and would have mater- laKon the ground nnd the building well underway within a few days. The site of the factory is at the west end of main street, on ml of lhe old Chicago Mill pro- lertv. Tension eased slightly hi strike harassed Detroit today following fi conciliatory statement by. Mayor Frank Coupons nnd the announcement by Gov. Frank Murphy at Lansing that he had asked Waller r. Chrysler and John L. Lewis to confer with him tomorrow. Couzens informed the United Automobile Workers union, whose members are on strike in plants of the Chrysler Corporation, that police would riot Interfere in "peaceful" sit-down strikes. Homer Martin, president of the U. A. W., had threatened to call a general ttiike in retaliation against police eviction of strikers from small factories. Lewis, whose committee for Industrial Organization Is sponsoring lhe Chrysler strikes, was believed ready to attend the Lan- Ling conference. Chrysler, chairman of the nuto- inobiie company's board, was reported as having accepted. ' Police meanwhile evicted 1,100 sit-down strikers from the build- inys of three companies in Chicago. The evictions, carried out under a 75-ycnr-old statute making it a crime to withhold property. froi)v ; jts. rightful owner, were accomplished without resistance. HERE SETS JUNE Will Accept No Flood Relief Applications After R: •I.nmdre"fh'a"ri retail stoics, .employing more Saturday Noon 85 = than G.COO persons, reopened for the Easter trade after a one-day shutdown to avert a threatened sit-down strike. .The stores reached an agreement with the C. I. O. to increase wages, to reduce working hours and to meet with other nn- ion demands. At Brandford, Conn., 700 em- ployes of the Malleable Iron Fittings company returned to work alter a two weeks strike when tiie management announced It would recognize the C. I. O. union for tjie purpose of collective bargaining. ' The Segal Lock company closed its doors "until further notice" at Norwalk, Conn., because 400 em- ployes refused to accept a five per cent w.ige increase. The National Red Cross disaster relief office in Mississippi county will close its files to Hood relief applicants at noon Saturday, March 27, Cbrls O'Connor, county director for the national organization, announced today. The office will continue to function for several weeks until all relief clients have been rehabilitated and returned as near as possible to their pre-dlsaster status but no-new applications will be received after neon. Saturday. The National Red Cross plans to close the concentration or receiving stations at the Blytheville armory and the Osceola community house by Saturday and tire emergency hospitals in the city hall here and the WPA building at. Opceola by the same time, A small box car basejat Luxora will also be. .closed this week. Only a few refugees remain- Invthe'.rccelYlng stations! and emergency hospitals at this time and all refugees senUout of— Uie county to concentration" Ipoints' in oilier counties and other s[ates\have' been returned with 'the "exception of those who are. in. hospitals, '* A total of 2,506 families were registered with the national office in the Chickasawba district of the county ;today but of this number 1,090 families have been rctui-f>d to their homes and the! rca\;s closed on the Red Cross records. Patman Calls Democrats to Support Federal Ownership Plan WASHINGTON. Mar. 23 (UP)' —Rep. Wright Patman (Dem., Tex.) today launched a drive -In the house to mobilize Democratic support behind legislation for federal ownership of the twelve Fed- IISTER, HITS COURT era] Reserve banks. Patman, advocate Inflation of currency as a recovery Influence, sent a.circular letter to the 331 Democrats of tlie house, asking support for his proposal. He asserted that n steering committee would be appointed within a few- days to muster stnte by state Irength for the measure. .Patman has Introduced n bill for government ownership of federal reserve banks under which' the secretary of treasury would place In reserve banks a credit for each member bank equal to tlie value of stock reserve banks held by each member. The stock would become properly of the government. Patman ?ald his proposal is designed to moke it advantageous for nil banks to become members of the reserve system and Insure a unified banking system. Pallium's movement would place representative from each state on the steering committee. Tliese In turn would be responsible for obtaining support for the measure from their state delegations. - v- Win Pay Increas» MEMPHIS. Mar. hundred employes 23 (UP)—Six . . of Memphis Furniture Manufacturing company Returns Come In From School District Elections Returns from elections held in the various school districts of the county, not previously announced, have been received at the office of the county court clerk here. Directors elected include' w P Wilson, Wilson; R. H. Robinson, Keiser; Epter Davis. Manila? j. B. Green, Boynton; L. G. Skelton, Hd returned to work today, ending a ] Seratt. Joe C. Baugiis. District No. 10-day alrikc. The employes accepted lhe management's offer of a five per cent wage increase for nil workers plus an additional five per cenl increase to be distributed as Hie management desires. $.. tWfitfc III T€U YOU BY ' BC'B BURNS I (newly created); James Gautney, jiixora; John Widner. Montroe Miami. Yarbro; G. H. Cassidy. luffman; Tim Davis, shady Grove; C. M. Abbott. G. p. Marrs, J. A'. Davis. Plat lake; w. C. Stone, Ekron: Ben Darby, Recce; H. c Buck. Mrs. B. P. Gay (to fill'out unexpired term of B. P. Gay, Half Moon; p. o. McCIain, Fran'k Noe. T. C. Owen. Rocky school; J. c. Love, Brown's Spur; j. H. Stnoth- erman. E. .L. Hale. Jack Finlcy Robinson, Armorcl; Parker Ozburn. Skidway; p. B. Fleming. Carson Lake; G. W. Potter, Gosnell; s. Doff, c. P. Tompkins. v to fill un- expired term of j. p. Tompkins). Burdette; E. A. Stacy, J. H. Brinn do fill unexpired term of c H. Whistle) Dell; Bob storey, Jake Richardson, Lone Onk; J. p. Holliman, Stillman; I. A. Hnrrson, Hicknuin. No matter where you live, . suppose you have advantages that people don't have in other places out tiicrc's one advantage the country kids have over their city cousins and that Is—they get more of a Sunday School education, r i member Mama used to gel up c.ivly Sunday morning and get nl! of her chores done so she co;:id get us kids off to Simda) School. No matter how bad" the weather was or how far we hud to go, she always saw that got there. Not long ago. I was havin' a IMe breakfast with a city family and lhe lady got all primped up to go to church. I was tellln 'em about howj Mama used to l! Jke us kids to church with her n "d - the lady thought a while J'wl then she says "Well, yoi know that's an idea—I think may "<• HI take one of my childrei JV'h me, today." Then she soy Which one do you think would B° test Mm this dress?" 1937, by. Esquire Fea lures, Inc.) Retail-Business' Will, Reach Hiehdst Level Since 1930 ; . Urges C o n s t i t u t i otial Amendment to • Accomplish Its Purposes ; WASHINGTON, March 23. (UP) —Raymond Moley, the New Deal's original brahv triister, returned to Washington today to warn against passage of president Rooscvejt's Judiciary program and urged 'submission of a constitutional amendment in its place. ',•'. ; Moley. appearing as a foe of the president's plan, revealed . belief that, at least seven supreme court members concurred In Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes' opposition to enlargement of the tribunal and told the senate Judiciary committee that: . 1:—The judiciary plan" threatens American democratic Institutions with "atrophy and death." ! 2.—It affords no Quick -solution of "tlie present so-called' crisis" since the passage of the plan, confirmation of new justices and en- actment.of new legislation and contesting of this legislation would not probably be concluded before 1030 Moley declared opposition to W Roosevelt's program on three grounds. Flc snld: "I am opposed to this plan because 1 do not, believe It will achieve the Job that is immediately before "I am opposed to It because I believe that even if it did tempo raiily remove an obstacle to the evolution of progressive reform it would in the end Impair those Institutional methods and traditions which moke progressive evolution possible, i ' "I am.'opposed to-this plan be ,cnuse I bellevejhii tliere Is a bet ler way to achieve the Immediate .and. ultimate, objective."^ e, ,''MblEy's"-lestimo7iy'vviis' : the steon-t strong move by opponents ot Presl Bnil~RooSeye]t's'.-phm iiiVoTlve to substitute a constitutional .amendment proposal for the "supreme court reorganization -suggested b\ the president. ... . ; •British Planes a! Home in Mid-Ocean ON RELIEF President Not Yet Ready to Commit Himself Definitely This scene shows not the vast 'expanse of a landing field, .as you British aircraft currier in mldocenn, with Iive < airplanes winging homeward to their (lonllng base, tlco the "fences" strung across the deck which check lhe speed of a landing plntie. White line: : divide the deck Into runways. NEW YORK. Mar. 23 (UP>Faster retail-trade for the'notion (his .season will reach the highest level since 1Q30. : an approximate $540,000.0:0. merchandising authorities told the United Press today. The figure.- based on sales of se'neral merchandise In the r.icn- th.s preceding Easter - Sundnv. will represent a gain of about li uer cent over lost vcar Merchants said that if the Easter season' this verr had coin- SIflTE POLICE TO wcfks later, three in the previous years, all records datln- back to 192Q "undoubtedly would nave been broken." • They said tlie early 1937 sea- sen would have its comprnsatin" factor in tlie heaviest post-Easter trade since the depression. The nulled gain over last down between year two a n<) three points, merchants said bv strikes and adverse weather 'earlier this month. The continued upswin" in re- toil trade was attributed to In- crea.sed wages, lai-ger dividend distributions and general acceleration of the business recovery. Apparel Iteins ltd tlie upswin* Women's dresses, suits, coats shoes, millinery, and spring furs were outstanding. For the first time since 1931 a wiiira] buyin" movement of women's under gnr- ments developed. Men's suits and boys' and girls' clothing also were In substantial demand. Luxury items were picked up at the best rates since 1929. Chicago Wheat open high low close May 1383-4 140 138 5-8 139 3-4 July 125 7-8 126 3=4 124 3-8 125 3-4 Chicago Corn open high low- May 111 5-8 111 7-8 111 close • 111 5-8 July 107 107 3-8 106 1-2 107 1-4 Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS, 111., Mar. 23 (UP)—Hogs: receipts 9,500 Top 10.35 170-230 Ibs 10.25-10.30 140-160 Ibs 1.25-10.00 Bulk sows 9.50-9.80 Cattle: receipts 2,500 Steers 8.00-10.00 Slaughter steers 11.00-11.15 Mixed yearlings and heifers 6.50-12.75 • Slaughter heifers 7.00-9.00 Beef cows C.25-10.75 Cultcr.s and low cutters 3.75-4.75 Reports showed the South was leading on running an average of 25 cent ahead of a year ago. percentage basis, per Closing Stock Price?. Gets Orders to See That Lid Remains on at Hot Springs LITTLE ROCK, Mar. 23 (UP) — Gray Albright, superintendent o he state police, announced today that two rangers, stationed In Hot Springs for the'racing season hat been instructed to' keep a close watch on gambling 'establishm In the resort city: "The men are doing about . t hours police duty a -day at tlie track and they have been Instructed to notify headquarters, here at once if gambling Is resumed there on a large scare' Albright said, while nt lhe Statehouse waiting fbr a conference with Oov. Carl E. Bailey. The police head refused to disclose what the nature of his conference with the governor was but „ ., .„ from reliable sources it was learn-1 d( , nr fBCtorv „ ed that the state executive issued '. . .' , I strict orders for the rangers to " insist on Hot Springs gambling houses remaining closed. Striker Breaking Camp IGiLJLDOS Stand Seen as Answei to Reported Dejeal of Italians in Spain WARM SPRINGS. Ga, Mai. 23 Ul')—Piesident Roosevelt cxpiess^ cd the hope todny that Ihoie Ull be no nc« taxes at this sslon of congress His statement expicsscd In nn open nh press conference c.ime few dnyn nftcr Marrinoi S. Ecclce governor of lhe federal ic- scivc boaid, said he believed ad- :lltloiml levies mny be s necessary, Mi Roosevelt declined, however, Lo discuss the ' need" for iiddi- Llona! federal icvenue t He said lhe whole situation was In an cvolutlomuy ilnge at this time 'lhe whole tax pliluic, It was Icaincd fioin official sou ices following Mr Roosevelt's statement, depends on lhe administration's success Hi balancing its 1931-38 fiscal ycm budget ' 'lhe president was represented ns feeling that despite expenditures or $100000,000 to $150000,000 above lilb budget estimate, because ot a lo\y icnt housing plan and a farm Icii; tint piogrnm, the government \vlfl be ab!« lo keep cxpandiluies inside levemic from present taxes, 'lhe big question mnik In balancing the budget, Mr Rooseifclt said Is tlie amount uccessaij' lo continue the federal woik idler program., . - LONDON, Mar. ( 23 (UP) Italian (joveminent, refuses liic'reeajr of 'foiulgn "voVun (Tgh'flfig^ in Spain. Dlno Grand] Italian ambassador. Informed the sub-committee of the InternaElon- 'I nnn-lnlcivciitlon committee lo-l"" day.' ' , ' I 'i ! I Urandl .added as Ills personal• ll ' J opinion that not a single Italian volunteer would leave Spain until the end of Hie civil war. Members of lhe sub-committee friendly to lhe loyalists as well ns those who hre neutral Interpreted Gi'nndl'.s announcement as Italy's reply to lhe reported detent of Italian troops last week on lhe Guadnlajara front, . The snb-eori\mlttce. which met for nearly three hours, recommended the appointment of n special technical committee to discuss the fnte of lhe Snanlsh government's assets deposited abroad. The Soviet ambassador. : Ivan Committee Favorable to Kennedy Appointment WASHINGTON,, Mai -. 23 (UP) —The scnn'e commerce committee today icported favorably a les- olullfri providing U )n t Ihev'ai)- nfilnimariiVof NIUM^II r, 'Krnnpaj to lie of the mnrtUnrfi -, | commission 'shall not .be, deemed m violation" of the federal miu- ' " ct appointment had been held lause of Kennedy's holdings jf ship company sloe'' Coulnmnlloii of Kennedy's nomination by the president hoi been \ ticld up pending dctcimlnalion of£l his eligibility foi the position be'-"-1 cause,of his,holdings oucl by members,of His fainl'v In the Todd Ship Building tlon holdings of stock: f 1 ing Corpoia-' I 1 M i .__ UL ",'- Grants Temporary Order Against Former Husband A temporary order restraining 1 , Hynrs H Secoy from Interfering New York Cotton NEW YORK, Mar. 23 (UP)Cotton closed barely steady. open high low close May 1397 1405 1392 1394 •I"! 1383 1392 13SO 1380 Oct 1332 1342 1328 1329 Dec ...X. 1325 1334 1320 1320 •fan 1328 1335 1324 1324 Mar ...... 132G 133G 1323 1323 Spots closed quiet at 1454, off Curlers In her hair, bedding in her arms and defiance in her presslon, Mils young woman marched olf to jail with 85 other feminine sit-down strikers when i)o'I cc evicted them .from a Detroit: lie eviction from the cigar plant and another factory Incensed labor leaders, brought n general strike threat to Detroit. A T nnd T Anaconda Copper Bethlehem Steel Chrysler Cities Sen-ice Coca Cola General Electric General Motors International Harvester McKesson-Robblns Montgomery Ward New York Central Packard Phillips Petroleum 170 3-4 62 3-8 93 124 1-4 4 1-8 15S 55 3-8 81 7-8 102 1-4 H 3-4 01 1-? 51 1-2 10 1-7 54 Radio Corp jj ,. St. Louis-San Francisco 3 7-! Simmons Bed 53 i-l Standard of N j 70 1-4 Texas COrp 57 1-4 U S Smelling ..; 55 U S Steel .- i) 5 New Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS, Mar. 23 (UP) — Colton futures broke 75 cents a bale today on furlhcr warning from Washington that lower prices would be paid next fall if farmers increased acreage according to Indications of present inten- Mississippi County Boy | Former Gin Employe Succumbs to Meningitis Asks $5,000 Damage Albert S. Johnson lias filed suit " 1 circ " 11 court here against C. C Langsion. gin operator and farmer, asking $5.000 damages 'for Injuries received while working n the Forty and Eight gin, owned 0} Langston. Johnson alleged that his rlgh hand was permanently injured due to neglience of Lnngston's gin superintendent in failing to acquaint him properly with his duties tit the gin and the various machinery. Harrison. Smith and Taylor src attorneys for (he plaintiff. Ark. — Harold Via, 12-yenr-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Via, who live on the Eason in | succumbed at the Isolation Hos- jpltal In Jonesboro Monday after n month's illness with spinal nien- ngitis. The youth developed the disease in the refugee center here. He was quickly transferred to Jonesboro and the family, with the remaining refugees, were quarantined in a "tent city" on the outskirts of Lcpanto. This was lhe only case that developed in !he refugee center here, Til youth was burled at .Jonesboro. He Is survived by his parents', iwo sisters and two brothers. tlons. Nfay Jul Oct Dec Jan Mar open high low close 1388 1393 1385 1385 1316 1383 1373 1374 1332 1337 1327 1327 1331 1338 1327 1327 1330 1330 1326 1326 1332 1332 1332 1328b Zonlte 7 5-8'15. Spots closed milet at 1425, off _Bouncc Tests Cranberries HARR1SBURG. Pa. (UP) — Jumping beans have become' n rather common article, but bouncing cranbcrric.s! The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture explained tests of cranberries are made through twunclng abilities. Decayed or deteriorated cranberries will not rebound, said officials. ...... ......... __________ ...... Maiskl, wainei that Italj s nlll- with the opeiallon of a service tudc toward Spain's civil wav 'imperils the pence of all Europe/' It'hns been estimated that there arc approximately 80,000 Italians righting with the Spanish rebels against the popular front leftist government of Spain, with which Moscow sides. 11 Durc Hits at Kritain ROME, Mar. 23 (UP)— Premier Bcnlto Mussolini struck out angrily at Great Britain today In a speech in of the 18th anniversary of Fascism's birth. ito 250,000 Fascists, fnnssed Venice square in celebration MADRID, Mar. 23 (UP) — A heavy cannonadin go! Madrid began at 3;30 I: M. today, huge shells crushing into the center of the city. Many persons were killed and injured. One .shell landed near the Puerla del Sol. lion and sloie at D"ll by his former wife, now Mrs. Frances Siiioth- , 4 crman, was granted by Count;? Judge s: L. Gladish here this morii- , ing »- -, The restraining order was giant-' • ed pending final determination -by lhe chancery court of a suit brought' by Sccoy to have conveyances of the properties.''made by him.: to his former wife, se't aside. Mrs. Smotherman had countered ' with a cross-compiaint, asking for ' < the restraining'order and allegim; that Secoy had proceeded to forci-'* bly take over operation of the store,, nnd service sUitton since the films; of hts suit and was preventing hoi "_ from caring for. her busine<s Ss- coy seeks to have the conveyances set aside on the ground that lie was not competent at the time to make the conveyances. Bradley and Sudbury nre. attorV>~ ncys for Mrs. Smotherman and Virgil Greene nnd Reid find. "Evrard represent Sccoy. ; WEATHER Accord Between Italy and Japan is Coming ROME. March 23. (UP)—A Japanese embassy spokesman today said that a political accord between Italy and Japan would be reached .shortly. Negotiations have been progress-: Ing for some time but details were closely guarded. '.V-alian officials professed they had not been informed of the new pact. Japan nnd Germany last year signed a pact that aroused considerable comment. That accord was widely criticized in Japan and the' cast at the time and was regarded as indicating a trend toward Fascism In the Island empire of the far east, bringing charges of a dictatorship In the diet at Tokyo. Arkansas — Rain, wnrmcr tonight; Wednesday rain, cooler in wcst portion. Memphis and vicinity —Cloudy and warmer with showers tonight. Wednesday showers and probably thundershowcr.;. followed by colder for the afternoon. The maximum temperature here yesterday was 50. minimum 34, clear, according to Samuel P. .In one season, according to i Join: Hold Services at Manila for Leachville Resident ' MANILA, Ark.—Mrs. Effie Byrd 74, who died at her home in Leachville Saturday morning after i lengthy Illness, was burled at he Manila cemetery Sunday nft- ernoon at 3 o'clock." Funeral services were conducted in the Baptist church with Rev. M. F. Gnthwrlght of Manila and Rev. Cook of Leachville in charge. Mrs. Byrd is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Flora, Cox and. Mrs. Nellie Dew; one son, Elvis Byrd of Leachville; two sisters, Mrs. E. F. Alston »nd Mrs. Lee' David of Manila, and several relatives here and in Leachville. DULUTH, Minn. (UP)-Ore shipments In 1937 are expected to reach 62,500,000 tons, the seconc largest amount ever to be shipped from the Dululh-Supcrior harbor Accused of Forgery A charge of forgery and uttering was docketed sgainst E. B, carrier in municipal court this morning. A. D. Morrison was fined $15 on Morris, official weather observer. . w. Woodfill, transportation: agent n charge of public drunkenness.

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