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,LE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XXXIV—NO.'32 iil'/thevllle Courier Blytheville Herald Blythrville Dally News Mississippi Valley Leader- BLYTHICV1LUO, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, Al'lill- 24, 10.17 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTO Guilty oE Povci-ly"—D. liv New York •DIVIDE EKENLt Poll °W Ha'! d { ,Commin^" (loosed to ]-av- orable Report WAP1'INOTO''J. Apr. A script '"'1 rtls-los-ri at least, h^ir of 1'ic .si' ifirv n^'nr'S'ie** h P~:M n I UP — ("<tav tint nfs ' .inJi -, «I, renorc- 1 ing r:ivpr"blv Prf'dent Pnosevelt' cr.ui't reorganization bill. Th r i-.-H lai'i-n bv the United Press as. th° IB-member committee closed public hearings and prepared for fve-ulivp session deliberations, showed that t''-o pr°v- iously imcnmmltted senators had' joined ihcse ooposcd to the plan! RILE [0 THY IN '5 [Democratic senators took advant- 1 Cecilia. Louis, Carl and Mary Bencdetti (left to right) are seen aboard the train on which they were' jiee of the check 'to intensify deported from New York under court order when their father, Anthony BEnedettl was found "guilty" which would avoW a finTTho'v- ! Cf poverty - They were lelun ' cd to Fayct(e coullty ' Pft " whCT Beneclctii formerly worked as *. miner. m- 1 Tlle Proceeding was believed to be the first time a family was deported from one state to another for j. down vote on adding six me bei-s to the high tribunal. Division of the committee apparently made it impossible for the administration to win a favorable report from the committee whf n it carries the bill to the senate - floor. An even division! would mean that tlie bill would be reported without recommenda-1 lion. The poll strengthened claims of opposition leaders that the bill finally would be reported unfav^ • orably by a vote of ten to eight. Both sides, said privately that an unfavorable report 1 would be a definite handicap to administration efforts to win approval for •the measure in the cjosely divided economic reasons. senate. OF PCTfFICE 16-Year-Olcl Kentucky Boy Fatally Shot During Scuffle Killed in Highway Collision LEPANTO,, Ark. — Miss 'Bessie Mac Nichols, 22, daughter of MrV and Mrs. J. E. Nichols of the Nicliols community, near Lepantp, was killed in an automobile accident nea night. Fi conducted here today from First Baptist church, with GRAYSON, Ky., Apr. 24 (UP)— Sheriff : R. J. Blankeuship said today he had not completed his investigation of;-the death of \? Jimmy! Scott. IB, in a dark room ',.-, -(.durlng'-a -game : of "p6sto'ffice.v,y " . Eddie Homines, 20, was held in county jail as a material witness to the fatal shooting of Scott El'is Will Represent Bailey at Joplin Fiesta LITTLE ROCK, Apr. 24 (UP) — Gcv. Carl E. Bailey today named Senator Clyde Ellis of Bentonville as his representative to the annual fiesta in Jcplin, Mo., April The governor explained that 28 and 29. he gov pressing state business would not allow him time -to visit the fiesta and that Ellis would be the oflic- Jal state government representative; last Wednesday night at the home of Drew Stevens, four miles from jlive Hill. '' The sheriff was told that Scott and Stella Stevens, 14, daughter :ar Lehl. Ark., Thursday ot Drew Stevens, were in the dark Funeral services will be room ' Romme s was said to have the the Rev. J. I. Owens, pastor, officiating. Miss Nichols had caught a ride here on a produce truck, planning to visit friends and re'a- tives at Forrest City when truck collided with a Texas car near Lehl. she was killed outright. The truck driver escaped with Injuries. Two occupants of the Texas car are in a critical condition in a- Memphis hospital. The victim Is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Nichols and a brother, Ralph. Her grandfather, the late George Nichols, was the first known white settler in this section of Arkansas. Her parents are engaged in farming in the Nichols community. entered the room and during scuffle over a pistol a shot was ired 'and Scott fell. Miss Stevens said she pulled the District Society To Hole Spring Session At Cit) Hall Mere trigger but that the shooting ccidsntal, officers said. Homines said he could gi' | further information about lne ! shooting. Coroner C. W. Henderson' Scott died at the hands of ons unknown." Fie said fere no powder marks on Miss Stevens' hands to .indicate she had fired the gun. Homines resided at the Stevens nome. No charges were filed against or Miss Stevens. The First Councilor Distric Medical Society of i Arkansas wil was hold its annual spring mcctin . . I at the city hall here. Tuesda> no • May 4, it was announced today. t~' 11 T€LL YOU BY 1 BOB BURNS the there The momins session cpei !>3,000 in Lawyers' Fees Delay Bank Settlement CARUTHERSVILLE7, Mo. — A controversy over S3.000 in attorney's fees is holding up an RFC oati to be used in paying claims of depositors of the defunct Bank of Caruthersvllle. The Pemiscot county, court is demanding payment by the bank 3f the fees, incurred by the, county in making- collections from the bank, before releasing $31.COO worth of bonds, Iteld toy the county as security for S23.000 in county deposits. The bank needs the bonds as collateral for the 10 o'clock with the invo^atioi H. Lynn Wade, pas the First Methodist church LINDQ C Warrant Names "J. J. Faulkner" as Conspirator in Crime CLINTON, N. J.. Apr. 24 <UP>- Huhlcrdon county authorities awaited additional Information today before attempting to serve a warrant .-for .the arrest of the mysterious "J.- J. Faulkner"— the an who : turned in $2,DSO of Lindbergh ransom Gs:i, Icsc Miaja Relinquishes Civil Authority 'o Civilian Council 'MAPi'M). Apr. 24 (UP)—Gen. Joye Mia [a, "savior of Madrid." save up at] civil authority today and at the same time the supreme defense junta, formed when the world thought Madrid was about lo fall., passed out of existence. At neon tile bald-headed, spectacled Miaja and the junta' of which lie was president: banded ^ over civil authority to a new i ''(own council" of 34 members, i presenting all parties In the ' government's popular front. Hotaitis Military Command Miaja retains control of the west side of Madrid, proclaimed a military zone, and also retulns his military authority as cotn- mamler-ln-chief for the central front, embracing the country all around Madrid. The change in the regime which Ji^i ruled supreme In Madrid since the dark days of last November, when the placid Minja 7t^it Ills international brigades into' 1 aclion and halted the nationalists at the city's gates, was U complete—ami- puzzling—surprise. Ofcr the teletype from the loyalist government at Valencia there' came In the early hours of this morning a decree relieving Miaja of civil authority and dissolving his defense junta. Relieve Oily Safe In compliance, the man who lias Two Killed By Storm Near Benton J1ENTON, Ark., Apr. 21 (UP)—i The ilcnth of Maxlo '/Mm, 14-i ,._>_; year-old boy. early today brought!,, r> ii r\ the death ton or the tornado I Mouse,/jLollapses Uver Hint swept the northern purl .of' the city Inst nlglit to two persons. The boy's father, Herman, 60, was killed Instantly when the storm demolished their home and blew him into a nearby Held. The "savior of Madrid" who lo- day. at the direction - of the Valencia government, gave 1 up Ihe civil authority which he has exercised over the city since Its capture by .the nationalists was threatened lust November. Ho retains command of the city's military defense forces. City olficli\ls loclny said damage from the stoi'm would reach S50.COO with 20 houses demolished 25 so badly damaged they and would have to be rebuilt. ;. Tiio twister cut- n'.with In this section, ranging In width from 30 yards to four blccks. Ztnn's wife and a neighbor's :I>IH1 were Injured seriously. Newport, Ark., reported a severe hailstorm. ' " Lightning Kills Farmer BIRMINGHAM. Ala.. Apr. 24 (U I')—Wind nrnl hail smashed trees and lightning killed a fanner In a freak storm which swept northern Alabama last night and early today. The dead man Is J. H. Howard, 40-year-old farmer of nenr Cull- Hcads of Missouri Farm Family Four . members of a family living on 'a farm near Holland, Mo., wcrei :hurt,vone seriously, when a SK'orn to remain at his post until lie dies or the loyalist cause is victorious handed over his authority at noon.. ;; . - 1 ' The effect Is that the' city the government impounded gold notes. Prosecutor Anthony M. Hauck announced that the warrant charges "Faulkner" with conspiring to kidnap Charles A. Lindbergh jr. —a crime for which Bruno Richard Hauptmann was convicted and executed. Hauck said the warrant was issued by Justice of the Peace E. R. Hummer of Frenchtown, N. J., an a complaint by J. J. McNalley, a private detective living In Jersey City. McNalley said the nams •'Faulkner" was an alias for John Jaccb Nosovistski. 'There is nothing I can do ibcut it," the prosecutor said, "un- ccases to be under military rule money when (and again passes under political ule at a time when loyalists :x|)ress confident conviction that he capital is free for '• good of danger from a nationalist attack. A new city council of Madrid vas constituted formally at 2 P. M. Rafael Henche, socialist, unanimously was chosen the capital's new mayor. To Ration Foodstuffs BILBAO, Spain, Apr. 24 (UP) — Rationing of food, run through ot this .city. Dr. Thomas P. Hud- ', lil McNallf y supplies some evi- son"bf Luxora will deliver the ad- i deuce." dress of welcome . on behalf of i Officials of the Federal Bureau members of the county medical i 0[ Investigation said in Wasliing- society. 'Ihe response will be giv-1 tcn lllnt no action was planned en by Dr. Ira Ellis of Monette. [ by federal agents in connection After the reading of the min-1 wit >' thi " issuance ot the. warrant utes of the last meeting Dr. LyleiThe- F. B. T. formally withdrew Motley of Memphis will deliver; fr ° m 'he case after liauptmann's a message on the "Treatment of '. conviction and execution. Edema .Cardiac and Renal." Dr. i follow with a- discussion of "Fractures of the Pelvic Girdle." The afternoon session will opsn at 1 o'clock after luncheon "Coronation Ceremony" Already Out of Print the First Presbyterian church. Dr.: LONDON. Apr. 24 1UP>— William J. C. Land of Walnut Ridge.! Hc-Inemann. Limited, publishers o president, will deliver his message ! thc book "Coronation Ceremony.' STRIKE OF !L CLERKS man, Ala. Tie was killed when Settlement of Differences With Eastern Roads Believed Likely ',. ;NE\V YORK, Apr.i'24 (UP).' — A threatened, strike'• - of" 25,0()0 railroad "'clerks." "and statical em- ployes'.on eight eastern railroads was postponed today, for 48 hours only 15 minutes before the noon deadline set for the walkout. • Officials of the Brotherhood of Railway' and Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express and Station Employes said the delay had been granted, at the request of the Railway Labor Board in Washington. - • George Price, chairman of the union negotiating committee, said he had "received assurances that a satisfactory settlement of the a, txfit of lightning struck him while, lie was plowing. A hail storm Injured several fishermen at camps along the Warrior' river where stones described as '.'big us turkey eggs" were reported to have fallen. Automobile glasses were shattered and roofs damaged. A strong wlntl smaslied plate glass .windows in two down tow., department stores in Birmingham and disrupted electrical service^ in sections of the city. :he insurgent naval blockade by I controversy may be reached If three British ships, starts to-1 we can hold our men on the Job Inspection of the cargoes today showed enough food to feed Bilbao for many days. Arrival of the three food ships 1 broke at least temporarily blockade enforced on land by the j rebel army and on sea By war-| ships. Officials asserted today that entry of the ship's "proved the impotence" of the "rebel warships' attempts to Impede ?ntry." i for 48 hours." "We . are exerting every cfTort in that direction." he said, adding that It had been difficult to prevent a walkout. .for. Cotton Producers Needed in Meantime Says Shippers' Head MEMPHIS, Apr. 24 (UP)—Ben J. Williams, New Orleans, retiring president of the Southern Cot- Fin[1 Rurrcss In Wreckage tornado, that apparently did little If any other damage nearby _ swooped down on their lionie about two o'clock this morning. The injured were: Abb Biirreas, 3D, tenant \on the Wfllie Pritciiard farm, who'sustained a conclusion of the brain and was still unconscious at the BlylheviHe hospital today; Mrs. Eunice Biirress, his wife, who suffered . bruises mid lacerations about her head avid body; Adell, 15, their daughter, who received a cut on one cheek; lacerated toe and other minor Injuries, and Fred, 6, their', son, whose back was skinned, .ami bruised and head slightly hurt. House Collapses Suddenly Evelyn Biirress, 17, the only member of the family to escnpa unscathed, walked a quarter of a mile to the home of their nearest neighbor to obtain help after the wind leveled (heir house and barn." So far as could be learned to'- Jny the freakish windstorm v'eiU- 2d its, destructive force on the home of the Durress family. Near- jy hall fell heavily for a few nlnutes during an electrical and rain storm suoh as visited Blythe- /ille about the same time. Mrs. Bin-rets, awakened by the :torm, had Just arisen and lighted in oil lamp when the wind struck; Adell was getting out o[ bed and ier. 'sister. Evelyn was also crawl-' int; out of bed with two quilts wrapped around her. > Abruptly -, the ''. 'hfeuse collapsed. Apparently -r BtunnedjViJilra. . Burres? was^rpused" a few moments Inter by< the 1 cries',.of her sK-year-old ion. She found herself in the barnlot where eveiy member of the family., had been hurled,'bver-a fence,: by the. stoim While she ij was locating her son .Mrs, Bur- rcss' daughters started- .calling her. Taking advantage of. the intermittent illumination afforded by'the lightning they located .each other . and . carried the boy Into the henhouse, which still stood. ton Shippers Association, today urged payment of subsidies to southern farmers and reduction of tariffs as a means of Dixie regaining foreign markets for Its main agricultural crop. Making the annual report to the association's convention, Williams said:. "We should appeal for a sub- Abeny and obtained help, their Test isiockade j Blytheville Second in First Event of Junior High and the society then elect : (o which the Duke of Windsor its secretary and select the meet- i strenuously objects, announced to- in» place for its fall meeting. j da >' lnat lllc fourth edition of Dr. Ellis Fischel of St. Louis ' thc volume already was oul of will render a talk on "Treatment i > )rint a " d tlwt "o additional of Cancer." Dr. George B. Flet- \ Cher of Hot Springs will talk on i 'Some Neurological Subjects" am: ...... _ _ e ..... _____ ^_ .......... D~r" "Chester ~T3° Alien" VrTlemphTs j hrui not ' proposed RFC loan, but the liqui-[on "Urinary Infections." of that edition would be The publishers added that it decided whether a BREST, France. Apr. 24 (UP) — The Spanish loyalist freighter, Caboprior, left today to try to run ; the insurgent naval blockade with j a cargo of metals, foodsluffs and eight aulomobiles bound for Bilboa. El Orrio's Fall Reported WITH NATIONALIST ARMY VT MONODRAOON, Apr. 24: (UP) —El Orrio, strategic town Meet 1 suppose human nature Is Jes about the same all over. No mat ter what station people occupy in the social strata, you'll find tha they are pert near all governed by the same impulses. Every day when you pick up a paper and you read in the society column about two people gcltin' married, you can be pretty sure that they I are marryin' cither for love, wealth" or .social position. At the same lime there are a lot of poor folks gcttin 1 married, btit yon never give 'cm a thought because they don't get their names In the paper, dators decline to pay the 53,000 in fees, claiming that the court order authorizing payment of the county deposit in exchange for the bonds made no provision for paying the fees. • • II the bank pays the 53,000. it will mean that much loss to depositors; if the county ixiys it, it will be the taxpayers who lose. fifth edition would be printed but The society was organized in ! '"titrated if it were the oflemlmg ' 1902 and meets scmi-annually. might be deleted. 'Hie is composed Crlttenden. of Clay. Greene. . Cratgheatl. ! <!uke threatens to sue. charging Lawrence. • lhe book libc!s lllm Mississippi. Poinsctt. and ,Randolph j counties. j Dr. J. C. Land of Walnut Ridge is president. Dr. F. U Husband of Blytheville, vice-president. Dr. Closing Stock Price. 1 NEW YORK. Apr. 24 (UPi — F. D. Smith of Blytheville, sccre- i Industrial and utility averages tary, and Dr. H. A. Stroud of i declined to new lows for the year , Or leans Cotton] Jonesboro, councilor. May July but you can be • pretty sure the same idea Is back of that wed- diu- too. I usc'ta have one uncle never amounted lo anything. He was as poor ao Job's turkey. One j an day he got married and I asked [ Ma him how he happened to marry that girl and he says "Well, in the first place I saw she was beautiful, but I didn't care nothin' about that, but when I learned fhe was takin' In washings for .nrvcn families r jest suirendered." (Coppyright. 1937. Esquire Features, Inc.); _, __j NEW ORLEANS, A,,, 24 ,OP)-| N * W YOrkCottOH ^^StF&Fl&r 1 - NEW Y ° RK - *"• « <« P > quiet session. open high low close 1308 IMS 1301 1308 1315 1318 1300 131E, 12!)fl 1300 1292 1299 1306 130S 1301 1305 1309 1303 1307 1307 1312 1312 1308 Cotton closed steady. open high low 1320 1327 1315 May July Oct I>ec Jan March 1324 1209 1234 1297 1301 1327 1302 1-293 1300 1302 1318 12D5 12SO 1290 1300 close 1325 1324 1299 12i).V 1M7 1300 sidy for cotton production to ofl- set the high tariffs of our credl- naiion and not for payments' idleness and non-production, which destroy the character of our people and undermine the value of our lands and the facilities for production which rest uixin them. We should demand a subsidy for production at once, pending an early material and of the tariff, which stands as an Insurmountable barrier against the mnrket- Jcnesboro won first. Blytheville second. Paragould third, and Wilton fourth In the one-act play ranlest of the Northeast Arkansas Literary meet •which opened here yesterday afternoon and which will be concluded late today. The day to have fallen before the ad-1 !«nd the remainder of the liter- vance of Gen. Rmillo Mola's! troops but Monodragon head-' Quarters was without confirmation. Last official army reports last Uriel 4 meet night said the nationalist troops late this afternoon. ary events were held this morning and this afternoon. The results of these and the sweep- slakes winner In the annual Dis- will be announced were about a mile outside the town. Mi-, the family being rushed to a physician's office at Steele for.treat- atent and then brought to the hospital here. No trace Kad been found this morning of two mules which were' In the BurreiS bam wheii the wind demolished It. A cow. which was also In the barn, was found nearby, apparently little the worse •. for its experience. The barn ns' well as the house was reduced,("' 'ittlc more than firewood. The Biirress family came to crop." Hc contended the United States' taritTs and the Increase In artificial substitutes were the chief reasons for the decline in the export ot Dixie's cotton. The president asked for continuance of the senate investigation of 'activities ot cotton cooperatives. to the Pritchard farm, which 's a short "distance cast of Hol- 'and on the gravel road -to Cooler. Electricity Prods Cattle ST. LOUIS (UP)—Balky cattle t the National Stockyards are shocked into activity by an elec- Blythevllle's players were: J. W I trio, prod Invented by Roy Mc! McNeal, Vera. Elizabeth Goodrich, in a wave of selling j the stock market after opening day. A T and T Anaconda Copper Bethlehem Steel Chrysler Cities Service Ccca Cola I.i7 General Electric S2 7-8 53 1-2 Most of the night was spent James Pounds, Betty Brooks Isaacs in digging new trenches in the Bill Chamblin. Mary Helen Moore, territory taken over in the ad-1 William Nforrlson, "and Sara Lou ranees of the last 24 hours as a I McCutchen, who presented "An precaution against counter attacks i Amateur Hamlet" for the first play which so far have not mnteriallz-1 last night. Glailghlfn. a Pittsfleld, 111., trucker. The device is an electric coil attached to a broomstick and has been praised by the East St. Louis, 111.. Humane Society. Sheriff Hosier Takes Eight to State Prison CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo.^-Sheriff John Hosier yesterday transferred eight prisoners to the 5tate penitentiary at Jefferson City and one inmate for the slate ed. Chicago had its heaviest rain- 115 1-2 3 3-4 Spots closed steady at 1355, ui>! s ix. spots closed steady at 1335, up four. Chicago Corn open high i ow Chicago Wheat open high low close 105 14 •18 3-8 10 1-4 55 3-4 10 Withdraw Objections to Entertainment Center Today brought hundreds of vis-i f!> " on Aug. U. 1933, when, two 1 itors from the largest junior high an d two-fifths Inches of rain fell [schools in this section to BIy- '" 80 minutes. thcvllle with Jonesboro's Junior Higli band of 50 to add color to the occasion. The smartly . dressed boys and girls, In uniforms The building committee of the of black with gold-lined capes, city council yesterday decided! marched through the downtown against rescinding the building section twice this morning, play- permit Issued to "Uncle Jim" | ing spirited airs as they 'formed Wright after Wright had appeared' their own parade. at a meeting at the and explained his plans for MaylZf, 3-8 127 S-8 125 3-4 125^3-4 i May 130 5-8 131 7-8 ISO 130 1-2 .Mil 115 3-4 110 3-4 115 3-8 115 7-8 Jill 117 3-4 118 7-8 117 5-8 118 1-4 General Motors International Harvester McKcsson-Robuins Montgomery Ward ..... New York Central Packard Phillips Petroleum Radio Corp St uouib-Eau Francisco Simmons Bed SOl-4 r Mahan Standard of N J GG 1-2 street. Texas Co 01 1-81 Several propcrtv owners who had U s Smelting "" '' ' - ' " U S Steel ;.... There are more than 300 participants In the contests. nrmk and sandwich parlor andj a m , mber of othcr st , ]dcuts „„,, I outdoor entertainment center he i cac ) lcrs w i, 0 are ,, ere 3 5-8,Is to open on Ihe site of the old store building on Main WEATHER ARKANSAS — Fair, i cooler in south and east portions. Probably light frosi. in e^po^eri plants in northwest portion tonight. Sunday fair with rising temperature. Memphis and Vicinity—Fair and cooler tonight, lowest temperature 44 to 48. Sunday fair. 1 j Tho maximum temperature here 'yesterday was The salary of London's Lord (clear with .49 of Mayor, which had bsen fixed at'last night, accoi minimum 57, an inch rainfall according to Samuel 89 (Voiced complaints withdrew their, $50.000 since 1876, has been raised |F. Harris, official .weather observ- 110 1-2 objections at yesterday's meeting, lo S75.0M. cr, Then they began a search for Burress and'found htm lying uii-^ conscious. Fearful that he wouid*\ irowii in the water, which wa's» several inches deep, Mrs. Buiress 1 "* raised his head onto her lap an'ci^ they wrapped quilts and an oil.' cloth about him. Then Evelyn" walked to the home of a ing of a normal southern cotton j Steele rfrom. ': Tennessee about two, " years ago and only recently niov- 3anitarium at Farmington. The prisoners were: | Thomas Brigance, 10 years for i murder of Bill Monan, well-known night club operator last Septepi- tier; Howard Slgert, 30 years for fatal slaying of Leroy Johnson, Peering youth who died following a fight last Christmas Eve in which he received about a dozen serious knife cuts; Jimmy Bratten, two years for cotton seed thefts; F. LeSeur, of Haytl, two years for car theft; and foiu' negroes, two for aiding Bratten in the cotton seed thefts and two for stealing chickens. Jewel Shav.' was transferred to the sanitarium. Improved Orchids Souchl BERKELEY, Cal. (UP)—Orchids soon may be increased In beauty —and possibly the price. Orchid enthusiasts of California have decided to fonn a state orchid as- i sociatlon, open to all growers, ,for '' the purpose ol Improving on nature's idea of what an orclild should be.

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