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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 22, 1937
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTirEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MIS3OUH1 niythevllte Courier Blyihevllle Daily News Blythevllle Herald- Mississippi valley Lender > ~ BIATIIKVILLK, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, APRIl, 22, 10117 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS EAT NEW OFFENSIVE r WJien Rival Labor Leaders Mel Bi« Business Makes Final Report on Expend!lures as Relief ' Program Ends A total of $105,105.05 has been expended t-v the national R°d Crew In floorl disaster v.'ork in Mississippi county. Miss Henrietta'Wil- kins. head of the national organi- sation's workers in the county, nu- nouinVd today as. she closed the disaster relief office three months ufler she first reported for duty here. Miss Wilkins and slv case workers, all members of the national orgnnmlicn's i-2«ular staff, closed oi-t their «ork her? today and will leave tonight or early tomorrow for olh»r cities. Miss Wilkins reports to Metropolis, ill., for disaster relief dutv. Of the tola! expenditure of Jlffi.- Ifl'ifs in Mississippi county. $56.- 1C259 was spent In the Chlcka- sawba district of tlie county and $48.942.46 in the Osceola district. In a breakdown of the expenditure of national Red Cross funds In Mississippi county Miss Wilkins reported $21,221.00 expended for rescue work and mass shelter; $40,- 29S.PO for food and clothing; $-1,379.00 for buildino and repair; «14,- fl50 for household goods and $11.338.00 for medical cases., i ' Much Than in 1927, The national organization's' expenditures in this county dnrin? the 1937 flood emergency were said to have heen only about half of the amount expended by the na 1 tional'; organization here 10 years ago In the 1927 flood. " Several reasons ulere advanced for'the "wide difference between ex- pendftareg in the two major-flood • "-disasters In Mississippi county:- The * .disa.stct.'rclteMvqrlo'thig 'year.- was better, organized•' and the organi- sation -functioned- more efficiently for its size than the 1927 set-up, but probably the greatest saving in Red Cross funds this year over the 1927 disaster was the .load lifted from the Red Cross this year when other, governmental agencies took over the feed and seed financing problem, and made loans to persons who would otherwise have been forced to look to the Red Cross for aid. A total of 7.094 Mississippi coun- Industry, labor, business and government met In Washington to consider the problems arising between employer and employe as this picture of leaders In all four divisions was taken. Left to right are: Harper Dibley, In rear, president of (tie UnlUd States Chamber of Commerce; William Green, president of the A. P. of I,.; Raymond Ingersoll. president of Brooklyn jburough; R. c. Whiting, president of the Fuller Construction Co.; labor Secretary Perkins, jvho call ;d the meeting; Clarence Woollejy, president of American Radlalor Lewis, president of Hie C. 1. O. Rivals Lewis and Green posed for pictures;'did not speak or shake hands. ty families But Soil Conservation Payments Will Not Be Affected WASHINGTON, April 22. (UP) —The administration's broad new farm program, planted by Secretary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace and sprouted- at conferences of farm leaders, withered today under presidential orders for strict economy. : , Wallace said at a press conference that the program faced sharp curtailment as a result of President Roosevelt's budgetary plans. He he .still even said, however, that hoped to salvage part of, ; It, if on a diminished, scale.' , Meanwhile the house .met considered the $927,398,548 agricul- Eddie B. David Injured in Fall from Motorcycle A skinned knee apparently his most serious Injury, txioie ^. L,.. vid ot Blytheville. former deputy sheriff, was ready to continue liis classes at thR slain p.illce training school at Camp Pike after belli? thrown from a motorcycle yestsr- day. David received the dubious honor of being the camp's first casually when he jumped from his machine as' it struck a rock wall. David lias ridden a molorcycle before but presumably his long layoff did'him no good when he mounted one of the motorcycles yesterday. Clarence H. Wilson of Blytheville and the other two members of the state police commission, Jack R. Porter of Forrest City and W. S. Adkins of Hope visited tile training camp yesterday. and ture appropriation bill. item was $500.000,000 for Principal Ihe Agricultural Adjustment Administration to carry out benefit payments ' to fawners and other activities under the soil conservation and domestic allotment act. Ukely to be affecied"by the economy move are the farm tenant aid program, the ever-normal granary. crop insurance, federal purchase of sub-marginal land and production ..... control features. Money Is provid- were registered as Red - d for continuation of the soil con- Cross cases at various times during ' ] servation program on its present '"""'" LtPULtEN. ] MSB Services in Mississippi Today for Former Osceola the flood disaster emergency and lehabilitatlon work. Based on the accepted average of four persons to the family, which observers say is about oiie person a family bss than the average of the families cared for, the total number of persons on national Red Cross rolls in Mississippi county for varyin" Intervals during the gency was 28.376. scale. Farm Debt Adjustment Chief Will Visit Slat LITTLE ROCK, Apr. 22 (UP) — John M. Carmody, head of Ihe flood emer-! "arm - debt adjustment unit of the A total of 1,300 patients were given hospitalization and medical treatment at the various emergency hospitals and the Blytheviile city hospital by the Red Cross. Between four and six deaths were directly attributed to the'flood and' Dallas - Tex., where, he met with " deaths resulted Indirectly from Resettlement Administration of- j Resettlement Administration, will urive here tomorrow for a one- day conference with Resettlement Administration officials, it was announced today by A. M. Rogers state director. Carmody comes here from the llocd in this county, according to Red Cross records. Much Volunteer Help A large number of volunteer workers, who received no pay for their services', aided the national organization during the emergency, Hcials earlier this week. While here Carmody will confer with field and district men .on the work the unit has accomplished during the last year and lay plays for further debt relief wo'rl Performing various duties and fo varying intervals of lime ranging from a few hours to two or Ihree weeks. Their number was estimated at between 700 and 1,000. Miss Margaret Doerr, nurse, is | the only member of the national' organization who .will be on duty here after today, she will remain here for a week or two. visiting and caring for members of families on the organization's rolls who are 111. Miss Wilkins requested today that' any further bills for supplies' purchased on Red Cross requisitions and not already submitted to the office here should bs sent direct to Jack Smith, regional account- j ant. Commerce National Bank . building. Little Rock. Ark. She also pointed out that any contracts for building must be ap- • proved by E B. Estes before bc- among farmers. WSll; T€ LL ' *^sf * Business Leader EEI THEIR NOT Oshawii Workers 'Resentful ;it Alleged Desertion •by Lewis Group Lid Is On; Checkers Banned at City Hall Checkers^ the old fire sta- llun Mnr.d'iy. Is now taboo r.l oily hall lire nnd |x>!la> i.lallon, So urc. c'.hcr i!iune.» nieh us dominoes an.l She many loriiif uf canl amiies. The wjrd hnn been pass'.'d atom from hlijti a'.Unlnlstni- ucn so'irce.s thnt .such games, usually In i>roi<n-sc con- ilmio', are looked upon will) Apparently !lio new administration feels Ihat (he toys will become ten interested In Hit!" tnmi'S U. nh.sww ciul.i intend In olnr< duties. Indications Are That Ca'pi- to! "House Cleaning" Is Underway OSCEOLA. Ark.—William Heflhi Pullen, 75, retired Insurance executive and former Osccola busi- less leader, died yesterday at, his, home in Jackson, Miss., follow-in" j m6n '*an extended illness. R >' a n s Mr. Pullen, whose wife was a sis-.ter of Mrs. W. J. Driver, cam- to Osceola from Mississippi about G and engaged in the general mercantile business. He built the home now owned by J. -L. Ward. He organized Ihe Osccola Townsite company and led In the development of the part of town now occupied by the main business section. To prove Ills faith in what was then called "new town" he built the block of brick buildings on Highway 61, facing the court house, long before the court house was constructed. He was atso instrumental in organizing the Osceola Cotton Compress, which operated for several years. He was an active number of the Methodist church. Two sons, William H. jr. and F.1- ward Pullcn survive hiin. Funeral services were held lo- dav hi Jackson with burial In Cedar Lawn Cemeterv. LITTLE ROCK, Apr. 22 (UP)4- Tactful admissions that the pvcf dieted discharging of state cm 1 - ployes had begun were made today by two of Gov. Carl E. llailey's appointed officers. : "Revenue Commissioner N Dl U Pord said that two employes In his department hncl received their final notices. Public Utilities Commission 'Chairman .Thomns. Fitzhugh confirmed the report that a dismissal nolice had heen given to one worker In his d£partment: . . '. ,. '-4 Pord, wlille adniftting .that 'two wurkers soon would draw their final pay checks, said that additional changes would be made from time to .time, that, several county inspectorship jots were due to be changed, and that extra, help in the tag division would be discharged as soon as lluir work had been completed. C. T. (Chappie) Ryan, assislanl, secretary to the governor and personnel director, confirmed re- ]jorts that other changes wero contemplated In the public utilities and slate highway dcpart- Make Plans To Execute Arkansas Negro Friday LITTLE ROCK, April 22, (Ul>> OSHAWA, Out., lApr. 22 (UP) — Strikers at the Genera! Motors of Canada assembly plant charged today that (hey had been deserted by the Committee' lor • Industrial OrfjHnliuUlnn. ".. Reports that the Iwo weeks old strike Would be willed by nlshl fall with repudiation of the C. I. O. as one of (he major clauses In Ihe agreement provoked, resentful comment among the' em- ployes. * Hugh Thompson, 1 C. I. O. organizer and United Automobile •,» . . „ Workers locaj union leaders call-' tvloigeiltliail hxi) 1' C S 5 C S ed- the strike on April fl. *"'«,„_' ~ • - pany recognition of the 0. —Tucker prison farm oilichil ls were late today to proceed Com 1. O. was the ]x>lnt which separated negotiators In repented confer- ucos. Announcement that the strike Instructed with (lielr arrangement lu execute Cllntoii Maliock, negro, early morrow. Mattock was convicted of slaying Premier Mitchell Hepburn. Roy spccr. kinsman storekeeper, lu October. 1934. Mallock made 10- was settled was expected lo come I during the day from the ollluc ol an unsuccessful lo the state supreme coiirt. Slrlkc Closes Milwaukee Hotel MILWAUKEE, Wis., Apr. K (U . PI— Hundreds of Employes or the governor's office I stranded today on said no executive clemency was ex- pecled. guests Ihe 24 floors PEflCEJTIE' Leave U. of A. Classes lo Join Demons t'r a I i o n Against War PAYETTEVILLE,", Ark., Apr. 22 (UP)—University of Arknusxs .students today held -their first peace strike, leaving their classes to Satisfaction With U. S. Fiscal Outlook WASHINGTON, Apr. 22 (UP) — Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgcntliaii jr. said .today that President Uoosevcll's revised budget message makes him feel "extremely comfortable mid highly pleased" over the country's financial outlook. Rebel Bombardment ' of Madrid.Continues With Increasing Fatalities., VALENCIA, April '22. (UP)—A Fclms (Spanish) news agency ^dj;- paleh from Andiijar today rejiorl- led that lite . loyalists had begun'a ' lily offensive hi mld-aftcinoon along the whole Pozoblanco front In south central Spain, The dispatches snld that : gov- rnmciiL artillery balteiles pound- the enemy strongholds along i (10-mile front from Fuonteove- uniw to Villaharte. ', '' The agency reported that one :ompahy of rebel Infantry of some 170 men, 'with thcli non-commls- •iloncd officers nurt full equlpiiVeiit, leserted /to the loyalists on Ihn Cordoba front where the atlack-wns n progress. This was reported:to" be the largest mass desertion on any front In the civil war. Madrid Still'Under Fire The embattled loyalists .stfii'ck of the Echroeder hotel, largest In Wisconsin, as a strike deprived them of elevator, •mold, telephone switchboard and waiter service. The hotel was one of; four closed in u city-wide strike ordered by (he Hotel and Restaurant Em- ployes International Alliance, American Federation cf Labor union. ' . Several conventions : were in progress at -the Schroceler and the hotel was filled. x>•, It, appeared, the walkout would spread to 20 or more other hotels In the city. Morgcnthnu .said at conference Unit there a had been hear addresses by classmates faculty members. and said there were mately 800 jobs in the department' and approxi- highway that only 150 places been filled with 'Bailey appointees since the governor took office. Speakers at the meeting urged that petitions be circulated asking congress to Jefeat the Hill- Sheppard and Nyc-Kvale . bills now being considered v and to abolish compulsory military training in' all universities. ; School officials took no action against tlie strikers but Issued orders that all students who a't- •records. tended the demonstration be charged with being absent from "There'll be changes in the * Cir Classcs ' cn thclr ™l>ol«sttc personnel of all departments."'' Ryan said. "But at present I amj D , unable to say just how fast they I Brother 01 J. H. Smart will be made." • • • •• Ryan refused to comment on rumors thnt he intended to rc- Spldiers Patrol Maine Town AUBURN, Me.. Apr. 22 (UP) — Militiamen anncd with bayonet tipped rifles patrolcd Auburn streets in an April snowstorm to- dny as local police arrested Powers Hapgood and five other O. I. O. time strike leaders and charged them with Inciting a riot yeslcr- day that was quelled use of tear gas. Col. Spa u| ding no change In the method of computing the statistics provided the president. "Our method of estimating hai- n't changed' one bit," he said "Ever since I have been here'.we have tried (o make the estimates rock bottom and the figures we furnished the president this llinc were computed by the same method." Asked If thp nnlional ^ debt .would, bo•"nia.tchally Increased"..01 tlie . basis of''fhc j -rccast v '"burtscl MoruenUinii said that he wouldn't wont to guess at It, .• • ' "In tlie light of the president's message," the ] secretary continued, "I have every reason to feel ex- buck at besieging rebels on the outskirts of Madrid and recaptured die ' suburb of Usorn. The government forces made Iremely comfortable pleased over the and highly government's financial outlook. It's going to be a little difficult lor some people lo adjust themselves but I feel sure they will." Maine nalional 450 troops sent only after Blsbce of the [ Indians sent wireless signals by Manx cats have bobbed Lewis O. aid local guard here Barrows would merely police on patrol duty said the placing a hollow by Gov. and beating the sign. Miss Jeane Passe, private secretary to Filzhugh in the Public Utilities that she Ounmi^ssion, had received notice. She served as admitted dismissal secretary to P. A. Lasley, former chairman of the commission, under tlie administration of Gov. J. M. Futrcll. Dies at Byhalia, Miss. 5am Smart, brother of J. H. Smart, died suddenly, at his home in Byhalia, Miss., at 5:45 o'clock this moridng. He was 79 years of age but had apparently been in good health and his death was unexpected. unless violence occurs. In that event martial law probably would be declared. Hapgood, 37-year-old Harvard graduate and New England C.I.O. secretary, and the other five defendants, all members of C.I.O. United Shoe Workers of America, were ordered held in $200 ball each for the grand jury. They were arraigned before municipal judge James A. Pulslfer. Besides Hapgood defendants were William J. Macesy, Lynn, Mass.. chief Maine organizer for U. S. W. A., Erenest Henry, Saugus. Mass., \U. S. W. A. or- New York Cotton Will Serve Contempt Citation on Webster Sheriff Hale Jackson and Deputy Aroh Liudsey left for Arkansas Cltv this morning lo serve process on Frank Webster, formerly ot niythcville. for alleged tempt of chancery court in con- fail- ing forwarded for final payment. \ Livestock One of the most wonderful gifts us humans have is the power of imagination, of course it can be a terrible thing if we let it turn against us because It can sure bring ing to submit reports as receiver in the Prudential Life Insurance "company vs. Blytheville Improve- nrnt Co., litigation now before he court. Wet.ster was removed some time igo as receiver and eitation has >een issued because ol hl.s allege failure to submit reports and make an ticrounting. j us a lotla worry, but if we learn i to control It, It Is the greatest weapon we can have against bore• (iom. EAST ST. LOUIS, III.. Apr. 22 IUPI—Hogs: receipts. 8,000 Top 1055 170-230 Ibs. 10.25-10.35 Light weights, 7,35-9.90 Bulk sows, 7.50-9.65 Cattle: receipts, 2,200 Slcers 8.35-10.75 Slaughter steers, 7.00-15.75 Mixed heifers and yearlings, I usc'ta feel Cousin Dillard fo sorry _for because 'he 1 ived way back in the hills where there was nolhiiv to see and nolhuY to do and I often wondered how he kept so happy, one day I saw him fisliin' In « little mud puddle and I says ''What in the world arc you fishln 1 for?'' and he says "Whales' and I says "Why, you know there I am t no whales in thai puddle' 8.00-10.00 and he says "Oh I know »'— thpr» Slaughter heifers 6.75-H.50 , ain't no fish in \herc dlherbu" Beef cows, 5.50-7.00 11 might as well make it ex'citlne' Cutters and low cutlers 4.00-5.25. Copyright 1937Esquire Features, Inc.' New Orleans Cotton NEW YORK, Apr. 22 Cotton closed steady. open h'gl-. low. 1348 1313 1325 1348 131!) 1327 1322 'ISiS 1302 1316 1316 1297 1321 1321 1300 1323 1323 1303 May lily let Dec Jan March Spots twenty. (UP) — clo:c 1326 1329 1303 1297 1,101 13M Murray Smart and Mrs. M. JonU. The deceased, who retired a lumber of years ago after having been a traveling salesman for many ears, had visited here several imes. He is also survived by three laughters. closed c.utct at 1386. at NEW ORLEANS, April 22. (UP) —Liquidation of May contracts and uncertainty over the federal crop control program broke colton futures around one dollar a bale today. Mas- July Oct Dec- Jan March Spoil ten. open high low 1322 1332 1310 1339 1339 1316 1320 1320 1298 1323 1324 1305 1326 1326 1308 1332 1332 1314 eloscd close 1313 1317 1300 13fX) 1303 1314 Closing, Stock Prices NEW YORK. April 22. lUPV— Slocks declined' fractions lo Uvo points in a dragging market tiial gained momentum near the- dose today. Some siwcial issues had losses ranging to 17 ]>ohus. A. T. and T 168 1 Anaconda Copper S? 1-2 Bethlehem Steel 92 7-B Cities Service 37-8 Coca Cola IS2 1-2 General Electric 55 1-2 General Motors IM Int. Harvester 106 7-8 McKesson-Robbins 143- Montgomery Ward 59 N. Y. Central 50 Packard . 10 1- Phillfps Pet 58 Radio Corp 10 3-8 St. Louis-San F. 33-' Simmons Bed 511-8 at 1352, : off J. Standard of N. Texas Corp. U. s. smelting U. s steel Zonltc • OS 1-2 64 l- 92 114 K D 1 30-Year Prison Term for Howard Sigert CARUTIIERSVILLE. Mo.—Judge Robert 1 Cope, of Poplar Bluff. In special session here, overruled a "ollon by defense attorneys for a lew trial for Howard Slgcrt and •.enlenced him to 30 years In prison. Sigcrt was found guilty In a i"ry trial here March 31 of the nurder of Leroy Johnson, 21. who 'Jied following a fisht last Christmas Eve at a rural dance hall in which he was stabbed a number of times. The hearing was lakcri before Judge Cope on a change of venue. Chicat/o Wheat May July May July low close 1323-8 1321-2 1201-4 1205-8 1183-8 1181-2 open high 134 1-2 135 Chicago Corn log Iii • a river uppermost cud wUh F\ stick; the vibrations cnr- ricrt ninny miles in the water/ No. I Man in Love Plot U. S. W. A. in the "twin cities" of Lewtston and Auburn, entered its tenty-eighth day. Hapgood charged that the riot was precipitated by the police, "If the police had allowed the strikers to march peaceably by the factories thi s thlnj never would have happened," he dnriared. A ruling yesterday by Justice Harry Manser of Ihe state supreme court that the strike was illegal an<l enjoining any further action in its behalf was called a miscarriage of justice by strike leaders, who declared they would continue to walkout. urge workers to join the Consider Expulsion WASHINGTON (UP)—The executive council of the American Federation of Labor met secretly today to consider expulsion of the rebel Committee for Industrial organization. It was understood that the council had split over a proposal lo coll a special federation convention to oust C. I. O. unions. Today's debate was expected lo cryslallze opposing views and nos- flbly to reach a decision thclr surprise sortie as the rebels ' ruined approximately 100 shells III- I to the center of Ihe capital. ' It was Iho eleventh day of a bombardment which had killed 150 i>eople nnd wounded more thnn 300. The bdmbaidmonl lasted fibm 6 a.'tn. to 1:30 a in. today, u period din Iny which many early workers and' women going to market were in the streets. New Assault on Illlbao pen.. EinUlo Mola moved nationalist rccnforcemeuls Into ftlio Voi-gara ^Eibar and, J3l Orrlo sectors, on/llio, ' Basque *"front In. nr<!- ^ v , paratlon "for n renewed assault on 3 Bilbao,.- frontier dispatches icport- cd, ; ^ •' Indications woie, military • observer's said, that Hie new attack would come from the south nnd southeast. Strong Insuigciit positions, per- mltllng attacks from > these directions, have been established during Ihe last 24 hours at Mfc. In- churtas nnd Mt. Campeznr. It was understood that the; plan of mi attack from Ihe south' was adopted because Mola coiv»~ sldercd the Basque defenses along" the eastern front around Durango already, so weakened by the previous offensives that they woliltT crumble even under indirect pies- sure. -^ Guns Hammer Madrid „'„._, Tlie heart of Madrid, metropolis of 1,000,000 Inhabitants. It seemed, was being hammered Into dusl> • The Gran.,Via, the Broadway of Madrid^ literally has become a major war front Deafening c\plq- slons. followed by the sickening crash of falling debris, came steadily. Insurgent batteries raked Ihe clly with a machine gun typa'o't fire from anti-aircraft guns, Interspersed with the heavy explosives of large cannons. ^ * Militiamen with drawn pistols halted automobiles, some of them speeding away from the most exposed areas, and commandeered' them for ambulances. Some shells struck high In build- Ings, ripping away masonry- and splintering glass that fell In '-the streets. Others burst in the streets, splattering steel fragments, stone' and plaster In all directions. Olhr ers plunged through windows, dc-r mollshing the interiors of dwellings a tul offices. close Britain's War Debt Is Attacked In Parliament LONDON, April 22. iUP>—The British government's neilect to ad- Ji'St its war debt to the United Bob Andrews, promising young executive, lovcel Joan Barrett, his private secretary. And socialite Sybil Hendry loved Bob Andrews. Sybil couldn't bear tlie .thought of losing him. What happened in her battle to save him is told in one of the great, dramatic stories of the year open high low _ ,, _ 1285-8 130 127 127 3-81 Slates was bitterly attacked today 1171-4 1183-8 lllil-8 llti 1-8 hi the house of commons. Beginning Today! On Page 10 J Bird's Point Levee Contracts Awarded WASHINGTON, April 22. (UP)- Tfie War department yesterday announced approval of the award Of these contracts: Driver company, Memphis. Term.. $39.402 for earthwork construction on Bird's Point-New Midrld front line levee In upper St Francis Lsvee District. Hughes Construction compaln Osceola, Ark., $20,066 for earth«p l k construction on the same levee. WEATHER Arkansas—Pair and .warmer tonight. Friday partly cloudy, cooler In northwest portion. Memphis and viclnlly—Fair aiiel warmer tonight,, lowest temperature 68 to 72. Friday parlly cloudy to cloudy. Tlie maximum temperature hero yesterday was 75, minimum ;59. portly cloudy with 03 Of an inch rainfall, according lo Samuel p. Norrls. official weather observer.

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