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Served by the. United Press IE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEYV8PAPr.n OP NOBTHEA 8T ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XXX—NO. 147 BlythevUle D*Uy, New.. BJyttirtB* Ooaifct. V«U« H«rild. BLYTHKV1LLK, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY. SK1TKMLWK 0, S1NQLE CO?UE3 :'$Vgv (JENTB: FLOOD FOLLOWS RIO GRANDE Observations : by C. R. I Roosevelt Acts as Cuban Revolutionary Government Holds Shaky Seat, WASHINGTON, Sept. 6. (UP)— President Roosevelt today ordered a warship concentration in Cuban waters, concentration 'of United States marines at \Quantico, Va., base,' and instructed "Secretary. o! Nuvy Swanson to proceed at once to Havana. Swanson aiuiounced at'the White. Vacationing recently in Wisconsin I found the Inhabitants of that supposedly very wet state so well pleased with 3.2 beer that little interest was evinced in Hie impending repeal or the ban on more potent beverages. Beei- has to a huge extent .wived the bootleg v;hiskey problem by eliminating the demand tor the strong stufl Drunkenness has been sharpls reduced and everybody seenis well satisfied with present 'conditions. .Whether legalization of b"er '• having equally happy results throughout the country is perhaps not so certain. Wisconsin people are largely of German descent and supposedly are beer drinkers by habit and tradition. But even there there is a feeling Threat to Banks Seen in Glass-Steagall Law CHICAGO, Sept. G (UP)—Thous- nd^ of American banks must' close :helr doors-next January 1 If the tanking act of 1933 is plttcc-d In eilecl, the American Bankers as- tpclutlon contended In a resolu- 'Ion adopted today. The resolution pleaded fur postponement of the deposit guaranty previsions of the Glass-Steagall law. The resolution pointed out lhat more than 2.700 banks are. nov, operating on a restricted basis am- dial practically all of them would re forced to suspend because ol; their inability to qualify under the terms required for deposit Insurance. that the present enthusiasm for House that he would sail for Ha- beer to the exclusion of more au- vana at 4 p.m. aboard the 10.000 'ten, 8-inch gun cruiser Indianapolis, now at Annapolis. Admiral William H. Standley, thoritative potations may not last. Whatever one may think' of 3,2 beer It certainly is no substitute for whiskey, and that is as much disturbing fact that with the repeal of national prohibition before the end of the year virtually certain few states have taken any the future a more intelligent handling of the liquor traffic than that steps toward providing for which preceded and brought prohibition. The proposed code of fair com- x>tilion for cotton ginners, which as already received the endorse- lent of many gin operators in iiis locality, promises a real con- rlbution to the progress of the iittre cotton industry as well as chief of naval operations, said six as to say that in Itself It is no to eight warships, Including the I solution of the liquor problem, four ordered to-* Cuba . yesterday, Which brings us to the rather would be in Cuban waters by noon' tomorrow. Swanson said the battleship Mis- sisKippl sailed today from Norfolk' for Key-West, Fla., to be within a few hours steaming distance of tioubled Cuba.' l '- Welles Is Anxious HAVANA, Sept. 6. (UP)—Cuba's new revolutionary government sat • unsteadily in the seat ot power to•''day, its fate still to be determined. A United Slates destroyer rode at anchor in the harbor and several, more warships steamed swiftly to join it. That several warships were ordered lo Cuba was an indication ci gravity with which the United Stales government viewed the new turn in Cuba's turbulent political situation. American Ambassador Stunner Welles, plainly anxious, declined to commit .himself regarding the ex- ecujjye committee o/ five men who .yvilh'the support of army and navy --.-«n}i8lfcd -• jn*a~,«nd-i_ UXL -police '.-anc rural guards, overthrew the provisional government of Carlos Manuel de Cespedes. When Army Sergeant Batista . new chief of the general staff, notified him of the change ol government. Welles merely asked wha provision had been made to main. tain order. In sharp contrast, Welles aided in every way to form the Cespedes government. It was recognized a once. ramo Steele Bank Robbery Cases W i 11 Probably _ Be Tried at New Madrid. FLASHES STOKM HITS CliARlJiSTON CHARLESTON,, S. C., (UP) — Winds of slljiiUv mure than S* mile* "an hour velocity, nccoiii- IMliled by lir.-lvy rains, Charleston Uiclny, In eledric and cummunlcatlur., ser- \lces, [lending streets, unrob- ing- u few tnull structures, Irarlnr up trees, nnd UViniaglnt tcj-hore collates. The talnfall, 1U 1-2 inches since yeitcrday won, »as the greatest In Charleston's hblwy. PROSECUTORS WOUNUEU " TUSfALOOSA, Abu, (l)f|— Ally. (icn. Thomas Knlghl, Jr., and Chief Deputy Blsh Gilbert, uf Jefferson county, here for. a giand jury Investigation uf the lyi,?hlng of two netroes, wefe injured today when an automatic rIBe W.M accidentally dh- charjed just outside the trend !ury room. BANK — Two 25, 111 ON« ED DP IS LIU Production Curtailment oh Baleage Basis .Rejected Go West, Young Woman, to Meet the Coming Mode! 180 DEATHS ill Hearing. • CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. tSpec- Ib))—Motion for a change of venue from Pemiscot county was to be j fi.ed this afternoon in behalf ol ! Ariey Hastings, alleged accomplice in the $4,WO Bank of Steele holdup July 17, with the arrival of Judge James V. Billings of the Dunklin "county circuit who was on his way here to presided over the tiial .upon the disqualification oi Circuit Judge John E. Duncan of o the stabilization-of the ginning business. ' Notable among its provisions arc u-ohibition of Ihe buying by gins cl cotton in the seed and requirement that lint cotton be bought on grade and "staple, requirements lhat wet cotton must ic put through a 'drying process aefbre ,it may. be ginned, and the imposition of a charge lor preparing,' •mid-clewing iihd sheddetf cotton. snaps,. MEMPHIS, Si']jl. C—Cotton !>lin- teu, of the Mld-HoiHh, after vot- i']H down. OC to 70. a proi«vitil for esirlctluns of next year-'s cotton tvodndion t>n a balengi 1 basis, went >n lecord as ready to support any :roi> curtallniunl plan the gov- •inineiil dtddi« ii]ion. The action •its taken lit a hearing ut the Jclel Penbody held at Ih'j .call ol I.C department of ngrlcultme am! ROB INDIANAPOLIS INDIANAPOLIS (UP) Siamese Mu^kmelon Grown WAUKESHA, WiS. (UP)—A "Si r-.-iiese" muskmelon weighing 1 l^itinds, branching in divergen directions from the same stem, was raised here by William Helm- L-rook. Its effect will bn to penalize the irov.-er for short staple or impfep- frly picked or handled cotton, and to reward him for clean, hig quality cotton. Some growers may uiink'at first that a hardship i teihg Imposed upon 'them, bu in the long' run their interests i,nc those ol the wliole cotton (fade will be advanced. Public hearing on the code will lo 'held at the Hotel Peabody, Memphis, next Monday, starting ai 9:30 A. M., at which all ginners and others interested in cotton ore invited to present their views. Pemiscot county. Judge Duncan asked Judge Bll- :ings to assume jurisdiction after lie had disqualified himself on tht> motion of/defense counsel t))!? morning. Granting of the motion for removal of the trial from Pemiscoi county was regarded as a mere formality and It was believed that similar motions :vril! result in the transfer of trial of Raymond •Michie. also accused as an.accomr [ilice, to another county. . it was indicated that Hastings' cese and possibly that of Michie would be transferred to New Madrid county where Hastings is said already to face a charge of murder. Should the cases be sent to New Madrid county -they will piobably be tried In about two weeks. Lib Matthews, former deputy bold gunmen, one wearlnc » mask, Urroriied employes of the Massachusetts Avenue Stale b-ink heie today and esiaped with $•21,000 In cash and currency. A quantity of the loot was in smiU chance. MOSQUITOS WILL MAKE TES'l ST. LOUIS. IDP)— Yellow fever raosquitos will be allowed to bite sleeping sicknrss patients and then turned loose to feed on monkeys, two United Stales army scientists said upon arrival here today, to determine if insects can transmit sleeping sickness virus. The mosqultos to be used In the test arrived by pUne from Memphis, Tenn. 12,600,000 UNDER CODES 'WASHINGTON (UP) -^- Secretary of Commerce Roper said today that reports from the department's 26 regional offices Indicated that 12,MO,NO workers are now wider NRA codn or presidential reemploynienl apee- - mento.- KIHTOK'S NOTK: This U the 1 — and a very swell Okopatra she lr.'i nt Ihrrr stories on Mae Wfsl, must liuvu been, too, for it's hlgh- hp liuxum iiclrrtii wlm is leading ly unlikely that Ihe Serpent of new fashion parade of the n»- thi> Nile was addicted lo IQ-day ' (Ion's worn™ in restoring curve* dlels. nml llw hmir-xliun llrure to feml- nl.iie favor. * ' * IIV WII.I.1S THORNTON NKA Servke Writer NEW YORK.— Tim billowy bosom Is back, the upholstered hip heaves a^utn Into vlow, and the ,Ti!uinn|i t'omes at Last Mue West has worked long and hnrd in comparative obscurity for UiLi moment of triumph, been true to her curvilinear ideals when furnished flappers scoffed. She lias even been cast Into a dun- National Guardsmen Patrol Towns in Storm Stricken Area. •'..."' bulghig bustllne is about to bloom genii loh. , well, served a term on . tinew on the modish American New York's Welfare Island) for • lncd j ( * Wiimn-nnd all because some 30 her devotion to the Idea that a ? I S, ev .° I . years ago a little Brooklyn' el rl woman "should have sometlilni! Kiirad nt the Venus of Melos and and show it." Who could begrudge murmured to herself "Goshl Ain't her vindication nt the hands of the thai soniclhln'l" Thp little Brooklyn girl grew nnd America? I highest fashion authorities of Paris iiskitd .uver by Oscar Johnston of I mi Into an nctress, and ns Mac | One thng in Justice ought to Mlss.. llnunrc' admtnlstra- .or of the Agricultural Adjustment Similar nil nulli.lleously ktniti. The result of. thins u-r-rc nl • Dallas held .stand At- the hearings left West life to E hc lins devoted nmsl of Imr, be made clcnr nt the outset. Mae o unselfish revelation (not to West Is none of your>"blg-horse' v oiy exploitation) of those feminine women of the spear-carrying era. curves which n whole generation . She's ' of womtm learned (o -conceal. I renlly no frail flower, but she's ,.__ u __ rather small, Buxom, yes, Takeit from Tile '"best-Informed and "under average height, and . little doubt but lhat Die plan for i ycur will call for a 40 l>cr t leiliiclion in cotton acreage livllh 'compensation to the farmer toi liuid held out of production at rates ranging from 53 to $11 per iicrr, depending upon protlucllvlly of the land. 25,000,000 Acrrs: Limit The plan Is not in Until form I'Ul It Is cxiKCtcd tlint It \vill call Icr u cotton acicane of no' «v r 25.000,000 acres, with application of the domestic allotment plnn, ::' necessary, to insure l!>c tnrmer a pice for thai proportion of his roiiiurlcra. (In; hour-glass figure Is back. The iklnd of figure that caused grandfather to twirl his tniislnchlos and murmur, "Ahl Fine fii'iin- of n woman, thall" Or even the kind lhat caused father to lean out of the buggy and mutter to himself, "Some shapcl" "lira Slat Flrure" In On! The new Paris clothes tacitly she says 119 Is her best fighting weight. She Is & natural and has most amazing pair of true violet eyes, HllKl'vly slanted. Her skin I] EDINBURd. Texas, Sept. 6. IVP) | [ —Troops were rushed Into the lower Rio Grande valley today, Hooded in Ihe wake of a hurricane »whlch rsoiis and caused dam- more than $10,000,000. In Texas and Mexico. ,. : . National guardsmen patrolled (lie towns of Brownsville, San Benlto and Hurllngen. With communication still impaired to many points, reports deaths and destruction came here from scores of towns In the. path of the hurricane which had disap-' • f| peared inland today. ; ' Thirty, persons, were .reported -ji dead in Matamoros, Mexico, across ;l th.e Rio Grande from Brownsville, A Matamoros cathedral collapsed during the storm. n- 'I ot .41 very sheriff, whose confession as of the group who tinned robbery implicated Hastings Michie, is expected to be slate's star witness against one the and the in, Closing Stock Prices A. T. and T 126 1-2 Anaconda Copper 17 Bethlehem Steel 38 7-8 Chrysler ...._ 44 7-8 Cities Service ' 3 Coca Cola 90 General American Tank 38 General Electric 24 General Motors 32 7-8 International Harvester 39 1-4 Montgomery Ward -24 l-l New York Central 41 1-2 Phillips Petroleum 17 Radio Corp 91-8 Simmons Beds 25 1-2 Standard of N. ,1 40 1-8 Texas Go 27 1-2 U. S. Steel 52 7-8 HELIEF-1 HELD New York Cotton NEW YORK, Sept. 6. (UP)—Cotton closed steady. open high low close 897 915 893 915 ' 919 924 945 359 Oct. Dec. Jan. Mar. May July 971 939 944 965 982 994 913 920 938 956 959 935 944 961 980 994 Spots closed quiet at 930, up 20 New Orleans Cotton (UP NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 6. —Cotton closed steady. open high low close 887 912 88S 908 918 936 955 678 Oct. Dec. Jan. Mar. May July 910 918 936 955 9'! 8 935 941 957 980 993 912 932 940 956 978 993 Spots closed steady 1 at 902, up 2. Chicago Wheat open Sept. 83 3-4 Dec. 87 3-4 hl E" 85 88 3-4 low close 82 3-4 84 7 86 5-8 88 1 Chicago Corn open high low close Sept. 47 1-4 47 7-8 46 3-4 47 3 Dec. R2 3-4 53 3-8 52 63 Situation Will Be Grave Unless Cotton ,Price Rises Says Hopkins. ; WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 (UP) — Federal Relief Administrator Hop- k.ns said today the south would Le confronted with "a serious re- liel problem this winter," unless cotton prices rise soon. Returning from an Inspection ol lief conditions in southern sta- s. Hopkins raid relief in that giori was inadequate and must » stepped up to meet the situ a on. "If the south can obtain a de- enl price for cotton," he said, our problem is solved." He explained that people In mail towns he visited have "a ncere conviction that the na- onal recovery act will work", but dded tiial the problem of caring or thousands of cotton pickers >:is winter would be serious. Hopkins revealed that relief ex- ?nditures In July had decreased 0.8 per cent below June and the nimber of families receiving rc- ief llirougliout the country had ropped 8.2 per cent. Hopkins said relief tn many' outhern states was being granted practically "on a starvation ba:ls," "nd added the government did not iilend "to llirow away money" for svch relief. pah'. It is unlikely that his case •rill be called until after trial of his alleged co-conspirators is completed. A plea of guilty on his part is anticipated. The principals in the robbery. said to have been Illinois gunmen tiought Into the state for the hold-up by the accused trio, have never been apprehended. Prospects ol n hard fought legal tattle in the Hastings and Michie trials are evident. Bob Ward. prominent Carutliersville attorney, lias been retained as special assistant to Robert Hawkins, county prosecutor. Peal and McKay, local cotton colng into domestic coii- jSi.million on a parity with the price of Industrial products. Harry D. Wilson.-Louisiana com- njirsloner of agriculture, and C G. Smith of Blythevillc, Ark., were irnung the leaders In urging rc- -iirtclion on a buleuge. rather than .'on acreage basis. Bob Bnowden! Attacked the -.baleage. proposal ns ...pbth expensive and uncertain. He taid that all farmers would be Inclined to plant enough cotton to j make their permitted baleage, even 1 under unfavorable conditions, antl [ tnat heavy over-production might ' result. Smith Otters Plan C. G. Sinllli.- urged n coinblna- Ikm of acreage rental and baleage control at the gins, with the the surplus, farms. Mr, Johnston said the cost of applying the Smith plan would be gigan lie, and declined to permit an Ini- mediate vote on it. Sam L. Thomas, former secre.- : Wilson urged Immediate an- tary-treasurer of the Blylncvillc | nouncement by the governmenl Agricultural Finance corporation.| ;[, al cotton gmnings next -season was to make bond here this after-K-ould be limited lo 9,300,000 bales, noon on a charge of embezzlement ,irclaring that such action would in connection with the affairs of| iun d the pricj of the 1933 crop the defunct organization, after his skyrocketing, airest by Sheriff Ciarencc II. Wll-1 Under the government's tents-1 lulnill that the flat-chested, tubular bed-slat figure Is out. A little n!nclilii|i at the waist now, and a lltllc bulging above and below that line. A very frank admission that women arc made up of curves Instead of annles; a rounded swell- Ing above the waist, an nndulat- IIIK amplencss • below it. Away "with depression, repression, suppression, at a single sweep. Long live expression, confession, and exposition! All this Is very much'of a per- fonnl triumph for Mae West. Like every zealot who triumphs In a long and holy crusade, .Mae West lies 'suffered for Iwr cause. When Irene Castle was converting u nation lo bobbed hair ,aiui the slender sllhouet, where. waa Mac West? Doing a weight-lifting net In vaudeville, •that's- where she was.- and being just as buxom Many Hurl In Texas Twenty others were reported dead is soft and fair, iiostrlTs wide and I In other sections ol -the Mexican nnd her mouth Is Just a' border where many houses were Imol- melted by the rain and rising water. Ten were reported dead without confirmation ori the Brownsville side of the river. ' • ' ; Three were reported dead at : 8an Benlto, famous as a citrus shipping center. ' : :•'::•-.•.-•• Two were reported Injured.,it Mercedes. .'•-.-•• .•': ii Forty were hurt at Weslaco and twenty at San Juan. ; • • : •'.- .. - Mr>nv of the Injured-were'sc>'' : ' : otto..-. '.UK by, collapsing,house.' -\ that tiwy were expected to ; 'die. "•'" In Harllngen, two were killed and 53 .were Injured. . -••-.: ;,..;...; v entter, HUle voluptuous, and ent. such o role as the "Damond Lll" When she's going to appear in that made her lamous, Mac ad- (Contlnued on Page 3) Former Finance Company 'f™>ers to impound ir i W7-H r> A • 1 " an *' on tnelr Head Will,Be Arraigned Here Today. . about It as though had never existed. W>en the short Irene Castle skirt, and Marline Dietrich were focusing attention on legs, where was Mae West? She was being Cleopatra in a Shubert Hevue number callei "Shakespeare's Garden of Love'" EEK FOR ST. 3river Heads Delegation in 'Arkansas ' '.Missouri .was -. In Memphis today. Thomas was to be released laic today on a J500 surety bond. The former secretary-treasurer of the local corporation agreed to return here with Sheriff Wilson today after negotiations over a long period. law firm, represents ants. the defend- live acreage limitation program farmers would receive $3 per acre rent for land averaging 75 to 125 pounds of lint |)er ncre. $5 for land averaging 150 to 5200 pounds, S7 for land averaging 225 to 300 pounds, $3 for land averaging 325 Max B. Reid of Reid, Evrard and to 400, and not over Sll for land Henderson, who is associated with; averaging over 400 pounds of lint Memphis attorneys in Mr. Thomas' i per acre. defense, said today that the former corporation official denies any \vrongful act In his conduct as the Fanners would not be permitted to plant cash crops other than cotton on the lands rented, but would for use Fourteen Passengers Killed and 25 Hurt in Binghamton Collision. active head of the corporation. ,be allowed to use them for rals- A warrant issued for Thomas' ar-jing food or feeds crops' rest out of municipal court borCjtn their own farms, the names of Roy Nelson, receiver for the corporation, and Alfred | i Hurdesty. understood to be a bor-1 rower of the organization, as witnesses. Mr. Nelson was out of town and could not be reached today for a statement as was W. Leon | Smith, doputy prosecutor, but itj was stated that the charge Is bas^d en a transaction involving payment Mrs. R. D. Robbins Succumbs at Home of Sister, Mrs. ,Fred Child. Mrs. R. D. nobblns. 30, of Little Rock, died late yesterday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Fred Child, following a brief Illness. Mrs. Robbins arrived less a week ago for a visit and was 111 only 24 hours when she passed away. Ntr. Robbins and their daughter, Noro Jean, who were summoned when con- BINGHAMTON, <UP>— Failure of an engineer to see on a loan by the corporation to I Hardesty. ~ I Other developments In conncc- N. Y., Sept. 6. ] tlon with affairs of the corporation are expected but no action danger signals was blamed by rail- may be taken for several weeks In road officials loda>- for the wreck j thls rcspe ct, it was stated. Catholic School Opens With Enrollment of 75 The School ot the Church of the Immaculate Conception, which 'has classes from the first through the eighth grade, opened today with an enrollment ol 75 pupils. This is slightly less than last year's enrollment. This is a tuition school. .There U a faculty of five members with Father J. J. Thompson as superintendent. Sister Qerada Is principal and sister Modesta is lii charge of the music, or the crack Atlanta express, the Erie railroad's fast Chicago-New York train, which killed 14 passengers and injured 25. A milk tr° ln plowed Into\the rear end of the passenger train, which had stopped on the main Erie track within Binghamton city limits last night in response to an automatic block signal. • The heavy locomotive plunged eight feet Into the steel observation coach. The next coach, a steel Pullman, was telescoped Into a wooden coach directly ahead of it. Almost all, but not all. of the injured were In the wooden coach. The signal that stopped the passenger train automatically set a caution signal at the block behind where the passenger -train had ^topped and this should have halted the oncoming milk train. Flagman A. C. Morris of the pas- Mr. Thomas has been in Mem-!lJ ra ™ phis most of the time since the corporation was placed in receivership April' 4 on petition of 21 stockholders. The corporallon was organized In 1927. dition became serious, did not ar- hlfd'-yMterday with the state ad- lUory board ol the Public Works Administration'" V>y '•• representatives if Ihe proposed project, headed by Cpiigressniin W. J.: Driver of Osceola. . . '.' . . If was saltl following a hearing or. the proposed loan, that the bosrd would .seek nn opinion from Washington' on whether . It. could approve a loan for that amount. It was .understood that the allotment lor Arkansas for public! works projects was between $6,000.000 und fIO.000.000. The board, however took the application under advisement and Congressman Driver will prepare a description and brief of the project and deliver copies to-the board today. The project would call for an ixpenditure of approximately »6.000,000 In Arkansas and $2,000,000 in Missouri, Congressman Drive tald. It was said that he took the position that the size of the loan applied for should not. determln its approval or rejection, but tha the proposal should be Judged sole ly on Its merit. Congressman's Views Congressman Driver explained the nature of the project and toi-^ht to show that it was needed to protect residents and property ut oft in Harling'en, San" Benlto : rl ind Brownsville. , . :,". > - .!(• . Highways, railroads, and airports, ,l| were flooded in a wide area: •)_/!, Kartingen AMK«¥ Hard Hit -u."-, Pat Nolan, Pan-American ;• AJr-;; v Vays flyer, flew on to S»n Antoaltt,', r- when-he arrived over the-flooded; area from Mexico City and found; 1 ' he Brownsville airport under .waV er. . ••••:•"»-: Nolan estimated that 5 per cent : the buildings tn Brownsville had been destroyed but said Uie de'struc- Petitioning F|pod : Con-1 **J t . Jrol Loan. • '.-.-> ,-^-£4;-; --»*, -, v " ' -• Ights'lastinlgW. ^iWater LITTLE ROCK,"Sept. 6—Applies tlon for a loan of approximately $8.000,000 for flood coptrol work iri the 9t." Prancls river; ftood-area l« ' A'Jtr'nndln-. ' ' nVul ^ "Ulu/U.Vl U->S water isolated : several The Southern Pacific* ~ : Ion . appeared much greatei" v l» flooded Harllngen. • -.--. f?" High :roms. Houston-Brownsville passenger train was stopped here. Another . train -. was marooned near Corpus Chrtstt. .: Two special trains rushed south-"' ward from San- Antonio. One ; bore~ ' _ the Fort Sam Houston troops under ; ','• command of eight officers, to -Join the soldiers already on'duly from Fort Brown at Brownsville. It car'r. ', • ried Pullmans for" the transpor,ta- ;: tlon of injured back to San Ah;-/ tonlo. • • .'•''.-*' rive until after her death. Requiem mass will be celebrated at St. Roman's church of Jones-i boro tomorrow'morning, 10 o'clock,: and burial will be mfide at the Catholic cemetery of that city. The Rev. W. J. 7/Wrdmclcr will officiate. The deceased, who was reared In Jonesboro, had frequently visited here. Besides her husband and daughter she is survived by five sisters, Mrs. Child, Mrs. M. J. Kolb ol Chicago, Mrs. H. E. Burns of St. Louis, Miss Marguerite Mason of this city, and Mrs. D. C. Antrabta of Erlanger, Ky., all of whom are here today, and four brothers, W. In the flood area ol the St. Francis river. "The floods of the river Involve Repealists Carry Vermont by More Than Two to One MONTPELIER, Vt., Sept. 6 (UP) ! —Wets carried this traditionally dry sUte by a majority greater than two to one, complete returns from yesterday's election, which made Vermont the 25th successive slate lo Approve ratification ot the 21st amendment, showed today. Complete, returns from Vermont's eight cities and 240 towns showed: For repeal, 41,026. Against repeal, 20,633. senger train placed dynamite caps on the ralk after hts train halted and tried lo signal with a linfern: postmaster, Ralph Powell. 25. and Pansy Riddle, 21. were held In Jail today while officers soug'f.l to reconcile their versions of the tragedy. • Yourig Michel was found dying from stab wounds In his car on the streets of Campbell yesterday morn- Ing. He was alone. The young Riddle woman has confessed that she stabbed Michel allegedly after he made advances to her which caused her to wound him In self defense, according to Elbert- Ford, prosecuting attorney. Powell is said to have admitted to officers that r.e stabbed Miche after being informed by the womai of Improper advances made by Ml chel and after Michel had refuse* jto fight. A coroner's Jury reached i... - - hi . Ark., Carl Mason of Stuttgart. Ark. who will arrive in Jonesboro tonight, and Ed J. Mason and Richard Mason, 3f Jonesboro, who are also here. Cobb Undertaking company Is In :harge of arrangeaients. Repealists now need only tire ap- j the verdict that Michel met proval of eleven states to eliminate. death by knife wounds at the hand the 18lh amendment from the con-1 of Powell aided by the Riddle wo dilution. Legion Membership Conference Sunday Post officials of the Dud Casoi post of the American Legion hav announced that tt:e stale member ship conference will be held at Lit tic Rock Sunday at the War Me morlal building. •Membership efforts In this pos arc well under way and organiia tlon Is being perfected lo secure th membership quota. Definite plan will be announced at ihe next mee Ing, Ksdnd'ay, September 18, accord fite'-to Kelll Reed, commandcTi 1,300,000 acres of cent Is In a high •proximately ilch 60 per ate .of cultivation, occupied as omes by people and In which -ea several cities and towns are •cate'd and supported and through hlch area three trunk line rail- ads, numerous improved high- ays and power, telephone and •legraph lines are located, con- ituting systems of Inter-state ansportation and communication hich the floods Interrupt every ear to the Inconvenience of peo- le there- and elsewhere," he said. Annual Damige Heavy "Army engineers estimated an nnual damage to property of the fleeted area at $1,400,000. During he spring of this year three suc- isslve overflows occurred, damai;- •ig the existing structures, inun- Jntlng 125,000 acres of lands .•lanted to crops, entailing a loss ct $3,000,000 in production ana driving 25,000 people from their lomes during the period of the food." Those representing the project besides Congressman Driver were: te Senator Langdon R. Jones of Kennett, Mo., H. N. Pharr'of West Memphis, engineer lor the Ct. Francis Levee District; Joe R. Bertlf and James Alexander of Parajould. Paul Pfelfler of Pl?- cott, Judge C. H. Retards of-Duncan county, Missouri, Assistant County Judge N. J. Wagster o! Duncan county, Missouri, and . A Carlson of Marlanna. Mrs. Mary Barham Dies at Home in BloomfieM; Mrs. Mary Bnrham, 89, mother ot George W Barham, - of this city, and Frank Barham, of Os- crola, died at Bloomfleld. Mo.; this Klternoon following a lingering/iH,-,. ness. Funeral services will be held at Bloomfleld tomorrow morri- ir.g. Besides these sons the deceased i Is survived by another son, Charles, of Kansas City, Mo.,"and two. daughters. Mrs. Rosa" Hall of Par- f ma, Mo., and Mrs. A. B. Proffer, of Sikeston, Mo. ; ,Mr. and Mrs. George W. Baf- ham had been at Bloomneld for Er.veral dayi Frank Barham, who- had Just returned to Osceola at-~ ter being at her bedside, and Mrs.. Barham, Mr.' and Mrs. Ray Hall and Miss Gladys Barham, of this- 1 city, will also attend the funeral Hay Hall Is a grandson and Miss 1'niham, a grand daughter. Moro Outlaw Leader Slain in Philippine* MANILA, P. I., Sept. S. (UP)- 1 -. Nineteen men, Including the notor- 'ous outlaw Mahamud, .vrere kllltd loday in a terrific battle between Moros and Philippine constabulary at Kawasana forest, ccordlnj to leports received here. WEATHER Arkansas — Fair tonight and Thursday. Memphis and ytelnity—Fair u* night and ThursiUy. The maximum temperature here yesterday was' 90, •.-minimum (8,clear, according toi Samuel P.-'Not- ris, official wwtber otanrer,

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