The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 1, 1937 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 1, 1937
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS __.„ THURSDAY New 'Book Points Finger of Suspicion at Northern Political Leaders Al'KH; % 1937. • The Death of John Wilks Booth ' Uy WILLIS 'lirOliSTON NKA Sorvlcc Staff Coirasfiain! Why W'as Lincoln murdered? A «i']> <|iie>tiO!ii k\er> s-hnl ciu'ltl knows that It was u:c.ausii John Wllkes Booth, n half-cray actor, thought he could become ! hero and serve the Southern cans: lie .loved, by the fatal pistol shot .That Is llu verdict of history the story as told to iiutnlicrl^' •-ihoo!• children far , the 70 year: and more slnca the tragic evenl Today a more sinister story is being projected. In a new hook •Why r was Lincoln Murdered?" the story of that tragi; night of April ,14. 1865, is told in a new light, with neglected, forgotten or concealed evidence presented In a new array, leading to new and startling povsl- btlltin : These imply that the lull story of tlie events surrounding Lincoln's ps.sflssinai!on never has been told, probably never will us told. Tiicy Imply that there were strange circumstances .surrounding ana ov, i shadowing the event. Mi^e that Booth was not n tamly iur.1 half-mud conspirator, but thai lie had powerful sympathizers .11 not ictunl bickers Tiiat, lho. ; e backers were not f-oulheiners at nil but m n p<u- erf el in Hie ruling clique of the federal,government. And that tln:re : nre strong Siiggsstlons that Lincoln s secretary of uai ILclUn M Slanlon. knsw mors about the outrage tiian h? on'jht lo liave known Otto Eisenchlml is tin .uittioi of the book. : He is a ininiilaclui' ing cheml't find not n pro'" 1 ^! >vi' historian at all. Born In Vit-nna. his father was an American Civil War veteran, and brought Otto to ;the United Stales in 1801 as a jounv man. '.Otto heard the stories of the Avar from his father, became interested In them WHY DID 'GRANT I.liAVli? Ten 'years ago, one question es- pccinllj began to Interest \OIIIIP Elsenehlinl It was this wiij ^lid General Grant, who had bnen expected . to accompany the Uucolns loirords Irealcr on the fiUiil eie- iiingr leave Washington at (i o'clock that evening canceling his uigige ment with the President? •None of : the regular explanations witisflccl Eisenchlml. who went >tO!>er and deeper into tlio stoit of Lincoln s tragic end until he had Spent 10 ysirs in irs"nch At one time he hud as manj as nine imestigatois looking vp disputed points ^01 lilut The result of 'all this was thr new:-bobk' which raises-'such dls- tnibniff questions Eiscnclnml docs n't claim to ha\e'pio\cd a case - igninsli ninbods or lo hive foiinJ in} thin; that would stand up in court before a jury He simply presets tlie long series of nicon- :'sl:tonclcs and strange circumstances that suiroimd the e\ent ind asks Why? H^re aie some of th rt stringc circumsfmc"s strinj together b\ There are a number of historical inaccuracies in this contemporary print of the drama at Garrclt's barn. At the moment ot the shooting, llerold wiis out of the barn, nnd not on the point of surrendering. Tlie horses of the pursuing party were far away and would not have been visible even had they been nearer, as II was dnrk. The structure had no openings except the front door; the shooting was done through a crack in the wall. Tito building was flll;d with furniture, not with hay. The immaculate clothing, the well-made crutches, and Ihe falling dagger, all represent additional historical errors. M #*** Tie Washington policeman, John F. Parker, assigned - lo guard the <loorv of thc : presldeiitial box, was inexcusably, almost unbelievably, negiigent.; Yet he was never prosecuted, not even dismissed from the force until three jeirs afterward and'. then ostensibly for another cause. : :T|iere is. reason to believe that Lincoln visited the War Depart menl on the ri.iy- of, the assassination, asked .for a certain man there to be detailed as a personal aide and bodyguard for the evenln? .but was brusquely refused by Stanton. ASSASSIN'S NAME WTHilEI.n Tlie official news of the shootin?, controlled by Stanton through his military censorship, was 'inexcusably late in being sent out, There \vas, a still-unexplained breakdown of cominsrcial telegraph wires during the: evening, and the name of Booth as tlie assassin was not sent put by 'Ihe official telegraph until too late to make Uie morning pa pers, though long before tliat Urn? Booth's identity was pretty well cs. labllshed The hunt.for Booth was so bun >1cd that if lie-had not broken his leg h:-would : have gotten away clean. 'Die one road Booth would feein most likely to take was least guarded., At least one search party, hot on the trill was suddenlj re called. The actual capture was made by a Dirtv of soldiers directly undtr Stanton's War Department. Ds- <--i'e orders to hrhn Booth in alive, and the fact that 25 soldiers had him cornered in a barn, he wa?. shot dead. Herold, the dull little fellow' who accomoanied Booth in flight, was brought in alhc, but \va's one of the four hanged. A diary found on Booths person had many leaves missing Whether Booth himself might have torn :them., out. or someone removed them later, knows. But they were the dates before the crime, •land' thei book was in Stanton's Charee between Booth's death nnd the trials i rw !TT The accused In the assassination! plot were shackled In such tt way that tViey could not talk or write And altrough others ap- piared to have aided Booth's es- 1 c«ioe at least as rnuch as the eight who were sentenced, on.y the oirs who might have brcn enough in Booth's confidence tn Vnow of hii T.onnectionR were hanged' or other-' vise Kilenc:'ri. John Surrait. bs- 'it'vcd to Imvo been second to the conspiracy, escaped lo Canaila and abroad/and was only I ironght back after nearly two years, 'hough his .whereabouts were •nrjwn. • • •-;•-•":-,• • LINCOLN' STOOD IN WAV A radical • Republican!'clement in the North disagreed vhlcntly wilA Mncoln's conduct of t'hs war nnii v h phns foi (lie peace. They saw hat if the seceded sta'x^s were rs- •tcred to their former'position, rad- 'cal Reoublica,n doniinalton of the lational scene would be lost. Lln- *oln stood in tlie way of uny who •A'or2 ambitious under such a -clicmo of thlnjs. As vice Pvesi- dont, Jotmson was then generally believed a weakling and a drunkard. Stanton stood a good chance to become No. I man l( Lincoln died suddenly. Johnson himself knew Booth, •"lid Ihe very morning of the as- rasflnalion Booth called at Johnson's hotel and left n card for him. ~erhaps with deliberate intent to cast suspicion on him. Eisenchiml's l>o:>k ' accuses no : •no. nnd acimlls freely that It makes a complete casD against no sue. nut its long list of unanswered luestioiis, strange coincidences and -ivcrlcoked fads, give strength to his main thesis: that the whole 'ruth nboiit this dark page of American history is not yet known, •hat there are many aspects of II that may never be known, and that •ixact aim linol truth even after 70 years of close attention and j ?ttidy, is an elusive lady indeed. Canithersvillc Society — Persona presented by Miss Nellie McClnna- hnn. assisted by Misses Chnrline Nations. ,!<> Juda, Dollye Robin- .»:nn, Liivnnlii Grcenu-ell and Mrs. Mec:-n D.ivis. Mrs. Jack Hart and Mrs. Tom Maikcy drove to Portngevllle Tuesday afternoon to attend the funer- ol Mrs. Snm pikey, The' funeral was In charge of the Eastern Star there, and in the absence ,of the Worthy Matron, Mrs. Hart took her place in the services, Mrs. O. u. Argo. who had been vlsli'lnij her mother, Mrs. Margaret Scnrcy, and sister. Mrs. Ellie Al- •xander, has returned to her home n Memphis. Miss Jlclen llamrr,, who is r ..'Indent In the University of Mis ;ouri at Columbia. sj>enl the .week end here with her mother, isi'rs :'lillip llanua, and family. she"fe turned to Coluinbln Sunday-wasenc conipnnled as f'ar'a.s St. LoulS''bj :ier mother, who went from ther lo Tcrre Haute, Ind., where sh Is visiting relatives. Mrs.'if. II. Hrown left Sunda evening; for Atlantic city, N. J where slie-will spend about ten day visiting her son, Lieul. Rober Brown, nnd family. Lieut. Brow will leave Ihe United states o April 5 for Ihe Island of Oiuiti where he will be stationed at'tl nival base for about two years; •Misses ncui'knh, Mildred ..^ar Hnllld Walsh and Ted, Junior ail. Chnrle.s wnish, all of Rlplcy,' Teliii.. spent Sunday In this city visiting their sister, Miss Prances Walsh, niid lliclr aunt, Mrs. Girard Cnlll- han. GOOD GARDENIINlGl RV DONALD GIIAV Courier News {Jarilenln£ Consultant After the garden Is planned mid anli'ii there Is always the car- for the plants, lawn, .shruba, id trees..'Many. (uicstloiiB arise, liisclous growth. .It.'always grows more rapidly than ; ordinary grasps, and can be hand 'nicked, full it '«t by the roots whtji' It first begins to grow.' ••.•/•".'. How can poison Ivy or a per- siflenl weed; such as n'wua iiiorn- '' '< r-' . •'.; • must, cut poison sprayed on the sn|-ay, uui\$ jc-ani to Imnd leaves, to Be eradicated. There j bugs off fcianls and are many trade named varieties: birds In jiur garden, They aic In general- the,your best Jnsect destroyers. of.^remedies', id for your guidance I tim list-1 hit nlory, tie Hlinlnateii? Sprinkle K the most Important, with my .sodium 1 chlorate 'In-' 'p'owde'r lo them. Jlnu- can one gfl rid 'of weed^ a lawn?. First [irepare the •ound properly, with at least vc. Inches of topsol] containing anl fond. Grass will choke out ost weeds, If it has a chance lo ow properly. Always water thor- jyhlv. Let the wntcr souk into 1C ground whm the .sun l.s , not lining, so that the roots of. the • will urow downwards Instead upwards... Shallow roots .wilf icinnb to hot baking ..sun. Nfake le Krass plants weather resistant • forcini: their roots. Into the ibsoll, Do not, pamper (jrass growth by adding top fertilizers tiro, frequently. Once n year ndd commercial fertilizer containing 10 per cent nitrogen, G per cent phosphoric acid, and 4 per cent potash. Hoiv run one kill d a n U e lion: in a 11 w n? An appllca t i o n of Iron sulphate, nc pound to one and one-half aliens of water, sprinkled on We eaves of dandelions and plantains vlll destroy them and will not lermancntly damage Ihe grass. II' there are ninre weeds than rats, how can a good lai™ Le firnvn? Ilv .sprlnkline nltrcte ;if oda over the entire area. It will kill till plant growth. Turn the ,'ronnd over, start a new lawn, the nitrate of soda will fur- ilsli plant fonil for the new lawn. How Vnn crab sras.s be elimi- inlrd?' There is no sure cnre for his weed, which appears in the liquid form on t|ie 'leaves of the "plant to be' ds-'l slroyed. This chemical travels from the leaves inlo Ihe stems nnd branches, and / finally into (he \ roots, kill- lug' the plant. Care must be used .witli , tills chemical' 'so'-, as not to get ,lt on 'pbden buildings or on clothing. Friction will cause Ignition. Chewing Insect Potion Ivy 'e»f ' (One Sc«!e poison "arsenate o.' lead" is . effective, \Tlils. po 1 son, h'o w c v e r, will have no effect on insects that suck their food through., a long liibular .mouth, such :i lice or The remedy for them is to. suf- l h e First Vacation In G3 Yt-ars WATERVSLLE. Me. ^P^Mark., Splller. 84, ^ 'master forger, took time off to I celebrate'his birthday anniversary I for the first time In 63 years, bU on i,, of u fractured tegi He -. ls .i hc [ olu - lh generation In S,ls family to follow the axe mani:\ pc t m . ln ' u . adc A ptant £on and grandsoifa also work at 111.: aphlcls.! factory. \ Head 1 Courier Bugs anti disease cause the i gardener jnany heartaches. • Scientists have Invented chemicals that will kill bugs and destroy diseases, but the gardejier has to'! use these chemicals- Intelligently. ] |—-. He has to tind the pest und tlien apply the particular remedy. Insects that chew their food to ihowfocato insect) wreathing poresj on the sides of '.heir bodies by] applying on oil emulsion made of any miscible oil mixed with water. Scale insects must be sprayed , with Bordeaux, strong solution be-: .fore; leaves 'appear, or with an oil emulsion ' later. ' \ Diseases, such as wilt, are hard i Jo control.. Buy., seed of wilt re- j . slsting plants wherever possible, i | and' when the disease Is noticed j In the garden, destroy that par- j ticular plant .to. keep it from spreading .to others. i Do not,'', depend entirely on the Want Ads Aphis (sucJkin: insect) summer as a green grass nnd bj fall turns brown. The. only reined) is to keep it from producing seei by frequent close cutting. Earlj In the summer watch for the n.'& V. W. Club Meets. Ttc regular luncheon meeting of the Business and Professional Women's club was held Tuesday evening at the ESt Shop on West Third street, Duiliif ths business session, thvec "members were vote<l into the club, Mrs. Farl Bernard, Mrs. Emma E'owcll of this city, and Mrs. Leiiore Condll of linyII. The president apiiointcd n nominating committee composed of Misses luiby Kciley. Wilmn Adams, Lorene Dry- dcii and Pauline Hainrn, to present, for election. officers .of the club (or the coming club year, beginning May 1. The state convention, which Is lo be held In St. Louis on April 23, 24 and 25lh. was discussed ill length with delegates being nnmed as follows: Miss Jewel Williams, president, nnd MLsses Maying Hern- clou, Nellie McClnnahnn, Ruby Kul- 'ey, Wllma Adams, pnullne Ilamra f this city and Mary Sue Rhodes of Hnytl. " Tlie program for tlic evening was CLEVELAND. Miss. (UP)—Walter Cooper. 418-pound negro "voodoo" doctor, paid n. $10 line because he "regretted" his "ability" did not permit him to deal with the future. 1). & P. L. NO. H PLANTING SEEI) (A 1'urc Strain) Original seed ob| n l«pii 'direct from (lie breeder and planted uy us for two years. No other cotton planted or • ginned on Ihis farm. Reasonably priced in even weight 100 Ib. bags. Special pricis on cailols. Inquire K A. • Rogers, Manager, CLKAR, LAKE FARM Itoute 2. BON 81, Illythevilie 1'hone 1500-F11 'if you want building or repairing done • call H. J. ElallcomI), carpenter and builder, 207 • W. Cleveland St., Phone 'IMS.. D. P. U1 FIRST YEAR SEES D. P. L,U PEDIGREED SE SEED CORN — COW 1'ttAS — SOY HE/ KOU RKST PRICKS SEE 0.0. HARDAWAY & CO. ['hone 28!) HEAR RICHARD HALLIBURTON Worhl-Fanioiis Traveler, Arthur, Adventurer, Lecturer Canithersvillc, Mo. High School Auditorium Monday Night, April 5, 1037 Night, 8 I 1 . April M. -Sponsored Iiy Junior Chamber of Commerce —ADMISSION I'KICES— Kcscrvcd Scats 75c Gcnernl Aclinisston 50c School Children Z5c Nev/ Barley Variety Yields Bumper Crop AMES. la. (UP) — A new, un- > named variety of barley which "n'vuir^ every ether common variety by more than seven 'bushels over a five-year wrlo-i. nis b-"i shipped to Iowa fanners by the state experiment station tor uirthtT tests. ' Developed by L. C. Burnett, research expert, of the Iowa Agricultural Station, the new barley Rvfragcd 5327 bushels per acre in seven tests. Velvet, the most common variety of barley, averaged -H.03 busli- cls p;r acre under the same conditions. Read courier Ntws Want Ad» IMl'KOVE VOUK 1'ROPKUTY iNOW. We'll help you secure a FHA loan. Wall Paper Paints - Varnishes Auto & Window Plate Glass HLYTHEVILLE PAINT ami WALLPAPER CO. Glcncoe Bid*. Phone SSO CASTER Smart fashions take a huge tumble—but in price only. We're clearing our sliJR: of all wpmen's and men's apparel and women's gabardine shoes that remain I'npn our Easter slocks . . . for summer's just around the corner. It's new, seas<| able merchandise . . . selling for a sonif. Better he here early. After Easter CLEAN-UP of Onl 62 DRES Repriced for Qu&k Close-Out •, V .. , '- , ^ .. •- f ' - ..,-; We never use com- paralive prices — hut the obvious.- values are ON I A' 20 DRESSES ONI A'. 20 DRESSES 33 22 .ONLY 12 DRESSES ONLY 10 DRESSES 44 We're Reducing Just 27 of these Smart SUITS & GO ATS s COATS "Topper" cnats . . hurry! p1 a i d' sport . Only • 5, so 5 Mannish Tailored SUITS $O88 5 Swagger SUITS and 6 Dress Coats Choice $ 12 88 I r or 11 l.uckv \\'onien 6 COATS $088 Hollywood wrap-around Sporl Coats . . ." Only fi of these. 15 SPORT COATS $•788;: Pair Gabardine SHOES $147 1 Sizes -t to 8. Widths AAA to C Not all sixes • - Not nil wirllhs HUIE."RF;ACK BEIGE GREY 11 MEN'S SUITS Bargains If'We.Can Fit You $Q88 Only 20 pOYS SUITS Some with knickers and .some with longies. $O88

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