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Served by the United Press BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTIIEA 6T AltKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI HOME MOTION VOL. XXVIII—NO. 19 Blylhevllle Courier, Bly t hevi Ue Herald, BljrllMYtllt Daily Ne^s, Mississippi Valley Lea der. RI,YTHKV1U,E, ARKANSAS, T1IUKSDAY, AP1UL it, 1031 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENT8 FAIRFIELD WILL FILE ELECTION CONTEST Speaker Nicholas Longworth Is Dead Intimate Glimpses of Longworlh Family Brief Illness Preceded Death of Colorful Figure in American Politics. AIKEN, S. C.. April 9. (UP) — Nicholas Longworth. speaker o[ (lie house of rcprescniallves in the 6Bth. 69th, 70th, and 71st congresses, died today. Death came within two days after I/mgworlh's serious illness with pneumonia had become known. The speaker, a powerful figure in the Republican party and beloved by political friends and foes alike, was stricken while a guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James P. Curtis at this winter resort. Tuesday night his illnuss was diagnosed as pneumonia and Mrs. Longworth, "Princess Alice Roosevelt," was summoned from Washington. For a time the doctors were hopeful but soon their bulletins became increasingly alarming. At 10:52 a. m. today Dr. Robert H. Wilds, chief of the medical staff attending T/>ngworth, came to a window In the Curlis' old colonial mansion. He raised his hand in one slow gesture to the waiting newspapermen. It was a signal to the world that the speaker of the United States house of representatives was dead. Just before 11 a. m. Dr. Thomas G. Brooks, most youthful membsr of the medical staff, came bareheaded from the house. He spoke quietly to the United Press correspondent." • •••% ... "There' is nothing to say,'" he "sflld, "except 'Mr. 'Longworth"aisd at eight minutes before 11 o'clock." Then he returned into the house. Soon a maid was seen v 'j>6lng t: various windows, adjusting drapes and drawing blinds. The coming and going of deliverymen and messengers stopped. The driveway gates remained open but there was something about the place which stilled activity. Princess Alice was nowhere to b? seen. Retains Post Income Must Mccl Expenses Under Stile Code; Teachers Pay Threatened •Teachers In Ihe Illylhevllle schools must accept salary cms totaling approximately $20,000. or the length of leriu or scoi>e of work In the local schools must be curtailed. If Blytheville Special School Dls- Iricl "Number Five Is to abide bv (tie- terms of the new state school code, which prohibits school districts from Increasing their Indebtedness for any purpose except Improvement of school buildings and providing new equipment. "The new school law, which applies to all school districts In the state, was explained at a- meeting nt (he city hall yeslerday to about 75 board members representing almost all of the school districts In the north end of the county. Miss Willie Lawson, county supcrlnten- Ident. who conducted the meeting, Is holding a similar meeting for Ihe [south end of the county at Osce- oia today. Affects Many Districts That part of the law' iirohlbitin? operating expenditures in excess of icome will compel many districts ..i the county to cut expenses or modify their programs, as In recent yenrs It has been the rule rather thnn the exception, particularly among the larger districts, for school 'income to fail to meet costs. All expenses of the Blythevillc H. F. Meadows, Wilson, U. S. Cotton Champion TULSA, Okla. -r- Diplomas of honor were given two southern students, Arthur Marlow of Tabor, N. C., and H. F. Meadows of Wilson, Ark., at the regional conference or teachers of vocational agriculture here. Meadows nmde 2,700 pounds of lint cotton on three acres lo become cotton champion and Marloy produced 389 1-4 bushels of corn i three acres to become- corn inmpion. REED'S mm INCOlTil George R. James, above, of Mem phis. Tcnn., will be reappointed a member of the Federal Rcserv Board, according to While Hous announcement. His term expire April 27. 600 1 10 ATltND DISTRICT MEET Junior High School Pupi Will Compete in Later ary and Athletic Event Dlylhevllle- will be host lo approximately 600 visitors from ten cities In northeast Arkansas Friday and Saturday for. the annual district junior Wjh • literary and EIGHT FACE CHAIR FOR ATTflpGIRL v'inth, a Bov of 14, Mav Escape Death Penalty Because of His Youth. Claim Kvidence Votes Were Cast T« intimate glimpses into the life of Nicholas Longworth, who as a young Ohio congressman married SreSl- dcht Roosevelt's daughter and rose to become speaker of the House, arc^slio'wn above. At the left below is trie Longworths' wedding picture, taken just aUer the ceremony in the White House in 1900 and showing, left to right: Young • "Nick" Longworth,' "Princess .Alice". Roosevelt and President Roosevelt, the bride's famous father. Speaker Longworth Is shown, upper right, with Ills charming little daughter, Pauline, who is also shown in a clos;up at the lowerright. Upper left is a recent picture of Mrs. Ijongworlh. Funeral Saturday WASHINGTON, April 9. (UP) — Funeral services for Speaker Nicholas Longworth will be held at his Cincinnati home at 2 p. m. Saturday, it was announced at the speaker's office today following a telephone call from Mrs. I-ongworth at Aiken. Mrs. Longworth was said to bs bearing up well under the strain. The funeral train will leave Aiken sometime Friday and will arrive in Cincinnati Saturday morning. President Hoover will attend the funeral of Speaker Longworth at Cincinnati Saturday, ii was announced at the White House today SUSPECT HELD Need Accomodations for Meet Visitors Sister 111 in Africa TUNIS, Africa, April 9. (UP)—Th? Countess de Clmmbrun, sister of Nicholas Longworth. was critically 111 today with bronchitis. The countess was bitten by n caterpillar on the eye five weeks ago and her Illness developed into bronchitis. She had not been informed of her brother's faUl Illness. Tlie countess' son. Count Rene dc Chambrun, flew here by hydroplane to be at his mother's bedside. Doctors ordered complete quiet for the jiatient. The American countess Is the wife of Count Jacques Adalbert Ue Chambrun, who is American bom. NFore homes are needed for the entrants in the district Junior high meet to be held hers Friday and Saturday. Anyone who wiTl provide lodging Friday- night and breakfast Saturday morning for visitors is asked to call Mrs. Lucile Haley at the Junior high school. New York Police Charge Petty Racketeer With Murder of Woman. NEW YYORK, April 9 (UP)— Harry Stein, 32, known to police as a Broadway racketeer, dope peddler, and petty theif, was charged today with the murder of Vivian Gordon. The charges were placed against him after the police had thorough- iv questioned him on the strange slaying of the red haired woman who apparently made a lucrative living by preying on wealthy men Stein and three other men were arrested last night and questioned all night, long. Finally this morning police announced the forma charge of murder had been placet 1 against Stein and that tha other men were held as material wltnes- j rjLARKSDALE. Miss.. April 9. ses. | (UP)—Smudge fires, the tool of Robbery was the motive police fruit growers to prcvr-nt frost ruin- said. Vivian was known to have I ing the fruit crop, today became an been wearing an expensive fur important Item in savin? ltv»s of coat and valuable rings just be- ' fore her body was found strangled on the fringe of Van Courtland park several weeks ago. district other than teachers salaries Tiave airendy Keen .cut to. the bone, nnd with a deficit of more than $20.000 in sight f6r next year. even assuming, no .material T0due> tlon In income, cuts of 25'to 30'psr cent hi teachers salaries will be necessary to balance 'the budget. The beard will probably meet next week to consider the problem. Some members of the board are known to feel that a reduction in educational standards will be unavoidable if the requirements ol the new state code are met. Salaries of touchers of the Bly- llievllle dtslrict amounted to about S66.-100 under this year's budget. Most of tbe additional expense is to meet princinal and interest payments on Ixmds. Directors Made Liable The substance of the seclion hav- ln<' to do with school indebtedness follows: "Districts having nutstanafng in- debtednesses on July 1, 1031 <oi)t- Saving of Crew of Sinking Fishing Schooner Reported by Radio. NEW ORLEANS, April D (UP)^ Rescue of six men from the fish- in? schooner Hnrry and Verna, sinking in mid-Atlantic, by the New! s ]<j c O f bonds) shall not Increase Orleans steamship Sapinero of the sucn indebtedness except by bonds for building, repairing, equipolngor purchasing sites. If outstanding indebtedness in reduced by hands, i district shall not Increase indebted- ississippi Stockhnlrlers Light Smudges in Effort to Save Livestock. l-onj Membtr of House Nicholas Longworth was rounding out his 20th year as a member of the .house of representatives when he was selected in 1925 by his Republican colleagues, who held a snfe majority for the 6810 congress, as Ihelr candidate for speaker. This honor carr.e after a steady push toward Ihe top through various stages of apprenticeship as a "boy" representative from Ohio, distinguished service on the powerful ways and means committee, and one term as the majority floor leader. H also assured Ohio, which had furnished the Union seven presidents, its first speaker, since the early eighties when General J. Warren Kelfer wielded the gavel, the first Ohioan to preside over the ho'.ise. Born with wealth and position on Novemb;r 5, 1869 In Cincinnati, his Chicken Thieves Busy Around Promised Land Chicken thieves were active in Ihe Promised Land community, touthcapt of this city, last night. A check-up by the office of Harry Taylor, constable, Ihis morning remote lhan 100 chickens) The thieves apparently traveled I ^^'oV^'oWs'iire reported"in I n (T-linV r,nA t'ii.41 fwl rtVllnV«« U"*.tv, vnn-' 1" hunrirecis of mules In the Mississippi delta. The fires were beine used in an attempt, lo drive out bufTslo gnal> which swarmed over the delta during the past several days. Already damage estimated at between S2S.- 000 and 530.000 has been caused by loss of livestock, and it was thought the amount would rise when reports from all farmers are compiled. The denth toll of mules has reached 300. form agents said, with Tampa Intcrocean lines, was reported here today by radio from the ship's master. Captain A. J. Johanscn. Captain Johansen radioed he i ness as reduced, but shall conduct took the men aboard at 3:18 A. M.! financial affairs so that as soon as The position shows the boat to i possible it shall be on cash basis, be approximately half way between j If apparent that schools cannot North America nnd the coast of i operated for remainder of year Africa. The. scholar was out of • without incurring more indebtcd- St. Johns. Newfoundland, end ap-'ness, directors shall close school pF.rerrtly had been disabled and' and cease paying teachers. Should carried off its course. directors participate in keeping school open and incurring additional expenses which would cause increased Indebtedness, herein prohibited, they shall be liable personally for amount of additional indebtedness." The new code abolishes all special school districts, making all school districts in the. state subject to the same rules. It provides for a board track meet. Included In district. 4 of the Arkansas InUrseholastlo association are the seventh, eights and ninth grades at Blylhevllle. Jonesboro, ParagouM, Wilson, , Osceota, .Trumann, Yarbro, Earle; Marfceid Tree ind> Shawn'ee. - • ' ' •"•• There are 278 lllerary and musical contestants for the programs beginning Friday afternoon, 2 o'clock. Piano, boys' glee club and girls' glee club will be heard then at the city auditorium while in the evening, 7:30 o'clock, the vlollri, girls' voice, boys' voice and folk dance will be given at the city auditorium. Declamation, oral English and girls' reading will be heard Saturday morning, beginning at D o'clock nt the city auditorium. At the conclusion of this program the medals nd cups for the literacy and musical events will be awarded. Officers of the district association are: Mrs. Luclle Haley, Blythevillc, >resldent; Mrs. Annie Camp. Jones- x>ro, vice president; Crawford Greene, Blythcvllle, secretary and reasurer. The program for Friday afternoon follows. Program for Friday night and Saturday will be printed SCOTTSBORO, Ala, April (UP)—A mistrial was ordered here today In the case of Roy Wright, H. last of nine negroes on tral on statutory offenses committed against two white girls. Although the state agreed not .to aslc the death penalty for Wright due to hi' age. seven of the Jurors refused to submit to the agreement »nd held out [or electrocution. SCOTTSBORO, Ala.. April 9 (UP)—Eight negroes will die in the electric chair July for -criminally attacking two Huntwllle white girls near Stevenson two week* ago, Death sentences were) meted out to flve of-trj« nine defendants by a jurv today after deliberating sines 4:20 p. m. Wednesday. The fate of the ninth, negro, Roy Wright. 1* was still in the harlds ol i Jury this morning. It wit expected he contesting the legality ol Tuesday's city election .will be filed In circuit courl within ft.'tew days, it was announced this afternoon In behalf of A. B. F&lrfleld, who on the face of the returns was [.Wealed for mavor of Blvth'evlle by six votes by Mayor Nelll Reed. r.fr. Falrfleld this afternoon said simply that he hart cvldenre which satisfied him that he received a plurality of the votes Icgally^cast In Tuesday's election. Cecil Shane, who with other loc.il attorneys will icpresent Mr. Falrfleld. stated that the suit would be brought under the "usurpation of office" statute, and thai It would be filed before the end of. .the week. V.K indicated that there was no plan tit present to seek a court order, restraining . Mayor Reed from taking the oath of office for his new term at the, council meet- livz next Tuesday. It In understood that M«x,B. Reid arid V. T. Holland will be associated with Mr. Shane In.behalf of Mr. Fnirfleld. Bolh were out .of the citv this afternoon. • •-.."••••.•. Mr. Shane declined-to state 'the specific grounds, on which the' yal: • trllty ot'Mayor'Heed's election *lu be challenrsd, but Falrfleld supr would receive « long prison term , porters 'yesterday indicated : that Information had come to them that votes had 'been' cast Tuesday by persons not properly qualified. Including, It Is said, some who do not reside within the corporation. On the face of the returns, on. the basis of which the county elect!on commission has Issued, a ' cer: ,..-- tlflcate of election to Mayor Reed, the mayor received 532 votes to |on,.'17; Columbus,.Oa.. ell,' Atlanta,' l«i and. Eugene Williams, ' 19; Chattanooga. and forty mules «e have dlod in a Iruck and visited chicken •] houses of farmers and negro share croppers, officers stated. Arrests were expected today. Weather Has Speeded State Crop Planting LITTLE ROOK. April 9 (UP) — ,, T Crop planting In the southern and home ever since, Mr. Lonsrworth i eastcrn scct | ons o[ thc sta(c progressed rapidly during tlw past nftsr attending Franklin school there, was graduated in 1891 from ! w( . pl! a , drf b extremely favor- Harvard. He spent one year In . nWe wrat her condillons, according Harvard Law school, then transferred to the Cincinnati Law school. (Continued on Page Eight) I here. to the weekly crop condition report Issued by the weath bureau Mayer Promises Cooter Law and Order COOTER, Mo—Law and order is tlv? slogan of Cooler's new city administration. The town board chosen at Tues- KTRIAl Jurv Rark ar WorV : Youths Aw*' 1 Verdict on Lnrcenv Cas° c •For eiiiiton.M, Masiey day's election met nt the gymnasl- of six members for each district. Uvo um last night and elected J. M. to be elected each year. The first tomorrow. 2 p. m. April 10, City Hall Piano Contest selection: "Paupec Val- sante" (Waltzing Doll) by Poldlnl. 1. Fluttering Leaves (Koelling), Helen Howard, Earle. 2 Minuet Al Antique (Paderewski). OeraMine Crutchfield, Paragould. 3 Morceau en Forme D'Etude, Margaret Shaver, Blytheville. 4 Yellow Jonquils (Johannlng), Virginia Yancy, Marked Tree. 5 Summer Pleasures (Koss) Raemclle Musick, Shawnee. Ara< gonalse (Massenet), Virginia Nlck- ols. Osceo'.a. 7 Humoresque, Op. 10, No. 5 (Rachmaninoff), Chrlstabel Harrison. Jonesboro. 8 Etude Com- Ique (Wright). Mary Kathryn Thompson. Wilson. Boys' Gl« Club Contest selection: "Give a Man Rice mayor. A. A. Williams trcas- Tuesday in March is set for annual a Horse He Can Ride." by O Kara. urer. and Doyle Mand town mar- 1 school elections, except that this | 1 Who? (Wilson). Blytheville. 2 shal Mayor Rice mart' immedl- 1 year Ihe elections will be held May The Calling Sea tWilson), Para • - • • Selection of a Jurv to try Jlm- mlf> Jones, local man. tor burelan' and grand Inrom" was In pro"rc." In circuit'court this afternoon whll" the grand jury was araln at worl- hnvlnc .taken un its investigations this morning where It left off last Thursday. Norman Harrington and Robert .Tones, youths, charged with grand larceny were, awaiting jury verdicts this afternoon, their trials having been completed just before noon. The two youths are chargr.1 with the theft of n quantity of cotton. Jim Johnson, neero. waived jurisdiction snri entered a plea of pul'- tv to R charge- of assauH. with Intent to kill this morning. The neero seriously wounded Jake Thr'lkeld. deputy sheriff while resisting arrest on a nlantatlon near Wilson In 1929. He was arrested Tuesday in New Madrid countv, Missouri. Judee Killough s»nt«nc"ed Ihe negro to 15 years In the state prison, the longest sentence meted out at the present term of court. Rumors were current In Manila today that the grand jury In session here was investigating reports Clinton M. Masscy, 12 year old son ol Mr. and Mrs. .C. M. Massey, 101 East-'Vine- street, sue-, c'umbed at the.family:home at.9 o'clock this.morning.. ; '• Funeral services will 'be held tomorrow afternoon »t 4 o'clock at the-family residence \with, the ..Rev. Alfred S. Harwell, 'the Rev; E. K. ' . Lallmer and the Rev. J.-L.' New r ' sum ofllciMlng. Interment will be mad° ab Maple Drove cemetery. Funeral ptons ore In charge of the Cobb Undertaking company. The following youths will serve as nallbcurers: Dick Burns, Mel Broote '.>!ibcr Sallba, Elmer Lind- Th n deceased was a member of "•" i'rnowrjl Music club. He is survived by his parents, two brothers and two sisters. ate announcement thai undor his. 16. administration the immunity which Must Submit ho declared had previously granted [ Directors of all school districts unruly gar.es would be loleralcd no' arc rK)U lrcd to prepare estimates longer. 'the neighborhood of Helena. Ark. and In the neighboring country. The sting of the gnat is poison ous and to combat the attack veterinarians are ordering farm'rs t" keep their stock Indoors and to surround their barns with smudge fires. Plan Liquidation of Real Estate Holdings j ol money needed for the ensuing I year, and to have this published ' once a week for three weeks 25 days before the annual election. Sot later than June 1 of each year each , | gould. 3 Optional to be selected, Jonesboro. Girls' Glee Club Contest selection: "Pickaninny Sandman," by Talbert. 1 Blue Birds Their Songs are Swelling (Tschalkowsky), Paragould. 2 Boats of Mine (Miller-Engel), Wilson. 3 Invitation of the Osceola Pupils Enter ; Junior High Meet Here OSCEOLA. Ark.. April 9. — Students from the Osceola junior high .school who will enler the junior high schcol literary and track meet 5t Blvthrvllle tomorrow include Mid5 T>f- m p5on. who enters In -n^n~ c *t t on .MVvIn L'xn'dr-.s, alge- iw Nora Pic». Tatin: Opal Price, srclllng; Virginia Nickels, piano; - eirls voice, Florine Cravens; declamation, Sidney Broussard; oral En'iish, Catherine Jones; girls reading, Jane Flahnlgan, and tracfe events. Mclvin Lapkles. A girls chorus made up of students of the seventh, eighth and ninth grades will also be entered. Preparing for. entrance in the senior high school meet" nt Jonesboro on April, nth. arc the fcl- '.owing stud^nls: Bonnie Jean Driver, composition: Sidney Broussard, of fraud In connection with the ^ ,i cc ] arm ,Uon: Ruth Goldberg, Mary Garden Suffering from Bronchitis Attack MONTE CARLO, Monaco, April g (UP)—Mary Garden, opera singer, was seriously ill with bronchitis today. CHICAGO, III—A transaction by which a large portion of the tied- up assets ol the Chicago Fidelity district must prepare a detailed i Bells (Planquette), Blytheville. 4 ! budget showing .anllcrpMed reve- Carmena (Wilson), Jonesboiu 5 nue for the ensuing year, actual expense for the past year, and estimated expense for the coming U[J Ub^tld ui uiu ^tin;aftu i n.i,in.j \ iniiaitu e.\|?tii£t iv, nn. v^.n.,,?. and Casualty company will be-! year. This budget must be filed with come liquid has been worked out | the county superintendent, tor ap- and will be put before the r;celv- proval or modification by Ihe coun- Jota Dance (Chaney). Osceola. Brings in New Well recent municipal election at Manila. Two wllnesses brought here to appear before the grand Jury from Manila had not been called into the Jury room at 2 o'clock however. The grand Jury at noon had returned no Indictments to add to the total of 66 true bills returned last week. Final adjournment of the grand Jury was expected late this afternoon. . .C. E. crigger of Armor*!, J. Louis Cherry of Blytheville and J. C. Hauls of LeachvlUe were appointed Jury commissioners to select jurors for the next term of i! o mpi—Thoi criminal court by Judge Klllough *..„.,'„. !„ I this morning. The court cautioned girij reading; Ramoite Wclnterg, typewriting and shorthand: Dorothy Louise Vales. Latin; Beatrice Rose, spelling: girls trio, Dorothy Louise Vales, Virginia Burton, Josie Young: boys voice, Robert chiles^ girls voice, Dorothy Louise Vales: piano. Irma Sumners; United States History, Nelson Segraves. ers and courts for ratification. ! ty board of education. Once approv-] Ohio Oil companv. operating in (he commissioners to comply A million and a hall dollars has ed'lt may not be changed except .he Rainbow City field.has brought j ,, (h ,„. „„„„,„„ „,„„,„„ e) ,. ]lfrl been tied up In lands In southeast with the approval of the county in another argewcU pacing Missouri and the delta in the:board of cd"u"catton.-__ |more than 1.000 bands dally, state of Mississippi. The company Among numerous other require-1 owns about 40,000 acres in Siod-1 menls the code provides that school i tors to provide text books for in- dard. New Madrid. Pemiscot and attendance fcr f.t least 100 days.dlgent pupils. Under the law "all Dunklin counties In Missouri. De- each year Is compulsory for all per-, common schools shall be open and (alls of the liquidation plan were .sons between tr.c ages of 7 and 15. free for at least six months each not revealed. I Inclusive. It requires school dircc- y«ar." the recently preventing citizens from serving • jurors but once In two years. NEW YORK, April 9. (UP)-Colonel Jacob Ruppert, owner of the New York Yankees. Is seriously 111 from scute bronchitis, It was Icarn- td iod&yi WEATHER ARKANSAS — Cloudy, scattered thunderstorms In south and east portions, colder In north and west portions tonight; Friday cloudy and colder in <asto and south portions. According to the official weather observer, Charts Phillips Jr.. the minimum temperature here yesterday was 55 degrees and the maximum, 80 degrees, the highest tern- pmturc of the year. On the tarns day a yaar ago the minimum was 46 degrees and the maximum, 7» I tfrfrftoi Wir.