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Served by the United Preas BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI HIM EDITION VOL. XXV III—NO. 2G BlythevlUe Courier, Bljthevllle Daily Nc-vs, Blythevllle Herald, Mississippi Valley Leader. BI.,YTIl!OV1U,H, AllKANSAS, K1UDAY, APRIL 17, 1931 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS S. JURY I PEMISCOT SHERIFF Spanish Crowds Celebrate King's Overthrow Lyinan Heads C. of C. :' Committee to Study Possibility of River Service. SURVEY TO SHOW -3G A survey of present nncl prospective tonnage ol heavy freight nnd other taclors relating to the possibility ot obtaining a Mississippi river biivse terminal at Dnr- lield ur some otl'.er nearby point was authorized by the heard or directors ot the Blythcville Chamber of Commerce last night. E. 13. Lyinan v:as named .chairman of the commitloe'to \vhlch the mailer was entrusted, and with him will serve T. J. Mahan and C. W Anflich. Survey Outlined by Fux John A." Pox. who left Blvthcvllle 25 years ago tn Ijecome a leadinj figure iu the movement lor waterway development, when he visitei here Tuesday gave J. Mell Brooks secretary of the chamber of com jnerce, an outline of the survey necessary before this city could cxpec consideration [or a barge terminal v V?u'. "A" 0 lle c - x P rc£5ecl ihc bc -|crn Union cables. The mnn In the gray coat is firing a pistol into the air. The photograph was flown lief that the necessary investment, estimated nt $175,000, would be a sound business proposition, besides bringing the community substantial benefits in the way of lower . freight rates.. Establishment of a barge terminal at Barfield would be of substantial benefit to the cotton business ft?re and elsewhere in northeast A.kansos and southeast Missouri, according to informaVion given (he Courier News by W. S. Turner of Little Rock, vice president and secretary of the Arkansas>;Cotton Trade association. Not only .would the "availability of river .transpor- . tatfon mean .an., important direct saving on all cotton shipped from here, but it would give Biytheville a more advantageous posidon as a cotton shipping center in competi tion with Memphis and other points. Mr. Turner points out. Would Mean 90 Cents a Bale "Barge line rates on cotton arc 80 per cent of the rail rates," Mr. Turner writes. "Biytheville may be compared with Memphis. The r<-w rat? from Memphis to New* Orlemis is' 75 cents all-mil. The barge line rnt» will be CO cents per hundred weight. The all-rail rate from Bly- •theville will be 90 cents per hundred weight, and since you have no barge line rate, your rate will remain 30 cents. This will place Blv- thsville in the position of beins in cents per hundredweight, or S1.50 per bale, higher than the Memphis rate to New Orleans. With barse line terminal at Barfield the rate f:om tint point to New Ode-ins I would not exceed 7J cents per hundredweight, a saving at once of 90 cents p?r bale." Babson Hints of Labor Shortage Before jClmstmas Typical of the wild street secure in Madrid that followed the overthrow of King Alfonso Is the portrayed in this picture, transmuted across the Atlantic by the Bartlane System, via West- nlon cables. The mnn in the gray coat is nring a pistol into Hie air. The photograph was flown from the Spanish capital to London by a special NBA Service airplane and cabled from London o New York, from which it was relayed across the United States via (ho telcphoto wires of the American Telephone & Telegraph Company. A Street Fight During Madrid's Wild Scenes Lila Lee Returns After - Over Year in Sanitarium 'HOLLYWOOD. Apr. n <UP) — Llla Lee. film nctress. was back in Hollyncod today after spending mo-c than a year in an Arl/.ona sanitarium recovering her health. Miss Lee's only companion In the sanitarium was Renee Adoree, who Is stilt unfcr treatment, but she was visited frequently by John Farrow, writer, to whom she is re I»rtcd cneaced. Miss Lee formerly was the wife of James Kirkwood. It will to several months before Miss Lee is recovered sufficiently to return to pictures, it was learned.- HOPC Newspaper Attacks Lieutenant Governor for Freeing McCaskill Man. HOPE, Ark., April 17. (UP)— U Oov. Lawrence E, Wilson, who granted an Indefinite furlough to William n. Atkins, loriner cashier ol the .closed Bank o! McCaskill Tuesdty. while acting In the absence of Governor Parnell, was subjected .to severe ..criticism by UiC' Ho]» filar In its editorial columns alter Jhe executive's action became known, here. The furlough was granted soon after the former, banker reached the penitentiary where he was to serve a tour-year sentence for forgery and. uttering . in connection vvlth the failure of Die institution. Tlio editorial carried. In last night's' edition of the Star said in part: "William Atkins, late of lh« Bank of McCaskill, was tried at the October term of court for forgery'and uttering. The trial was u mere formality. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to four years In the penitentiary. "At kins did not leave .for Little Rock at once, but last Monday his attorney, a Camden man, appeared in Hempstcad circuit court and requested commitment papers. ' At kins was rushed to Little Rock, arriving Tuesday morning, In the waning hours of n two-day rule of another Camden man as governor "But he arrived In lime, and the same day he:hit.the/cap!tal city a* ft convict . - for the -peniten- tlary he was walking around the streets of-the city -with a- governor's,furlough In his pocket and a burden ojf jr somebody-'.«ls«V.mlrid^ -I -"What's coming off- Iri the., gqy •ernor's- office "that. a Judgme'nt o" the circuit court is'not.permittee I for evi Mississippi County Club Women Here Today for Annual Meeting. Mrs. John Edrlnqton of Osceola. for vears prominent In clubdom of Mississippi county, was elected president of the county federation of women'] club*' In IU arUiutl meeting here today. Other ofllcen chosen were: M«. .L. O. Byerly, -eachvll)?. vice prVaWent; Mrs. Walter Woods, Luxora. correspond- ig secretary: Mrs. R. H. Jones, Oscola. recording secretary: Mrs. Howard B. Proctor. 8'yl rcasurer: Mrs. J. H. Crane, Wll- 5on. parliamentarian; Mrs. Clyde Robinson, BiytheviKft federation director: Mrs. C. M. Harwell, Oscola, historian; Mrs. Samuel F Morris. Blytlwvllle, publicity offl :er. Mrs. James B. Cleric w ^Iminnan of the nominating committee. The Osceola Progressive club Leachvllle Women's club, Wilson's Community club, Luxora Women's club and the Biytheville Women', club were represented by the 6C women who attended the all day •esslon at the .Women's club. Th' Biytheville group was hostess. Dlitritt PraUent 'Spcaki A feature of trie .afternoon ses slon was the address' by Mrs. W H. McCain of cotton Plant, dls trlct president. • In the - morning session there was tha election of officers,-, and. brief musical program.. Mrs. Pau L, Tipton and Ernest Jones »n mmmmi "O That We Were -Maying", ae compa'nled by Miss Margaret Mer This piclure. flown from Madrid (o London in an NBA Service airplane and transmitted across the Atlantic by radio, shows s street disturbance in Spain's capital during the wild demonstrations that followed the overthrow of King Alfonso. The men at the extreme left are fighting, while at the right are mranbers ol Civil Guard, or police. Notice the steel awnings pulled down over the shop windows, these being typical In Spanish cities. After its transmission by radio to New York, this picture was sjKedcd thence over the telephoto wires of (he American Telephone * Telegraph Company. LIFE TEUE OF would be premature to contemplate putting it into effect Immediately. Recognition by France ' PARIS. April 17. (UP)—France, has recognized the new Spanish re- • public. It was announced here to-1 day. i Location of Post Office May Depend Unoii Recommendation He Makes. . WASHINGTON, April 17,— Bly- ihcvllle will be visited early In May. by ths treasury department's chief site agent, L. H. Blanton, or one of its construction superintendents, to decide which of the proposed sites for the new postofflce should be recommended to the Interdepartmental committee on public build- ln« sites. Fred Trott. assistant supervising architect of the treasury said today that It Is not yet certain whether Blanton or someone else will be sent to Blyllierillc, but that the trip will be scheduled for the early part of May, according to present plans. Every day for the rest of the rllt who . also „ Wayed the . .plari solo "Murmurlns.Zephyrs". Mrs, 1 K. Thompson- of •Wilson, retirihf 'rfr>sldent r presided In the buslnes session. ; , For lunclieon ; :the . ladles wer served a . delicious .three-course menu at tables gay with tulips narcissi 'and other 'spring flowers Using as her central theme "Wh Kvery Club Should Belon? to th -District and 8trjt« - liberation Ura. '• McCain -had a- "heart \eart" talk with her clubwome of tho work to-be done -by eac member. She discussed the prc ent objective of thls"dlstricti tha of "TTie Community"', In tfhlch sh took up the', prizes offered in inu sic, citizenship and program build- Ing as Incentives for bettering the communities. Meet at Trnrrumn In May . All club. members' were urged .to attend the district convention at Trumann May 14 when the Polnsett county federation will be hos'tess. Besides the numerous visitors both from out of town and Biy- theville these delegates registered for the morning session: Biythe- ville, Miss Cora Lee Coleman. president; Mesdames J. E. Crltz, C. E. Crlgger, George M. Lee, W. W. Hawkins, H. M. Atkinson, E. M. Terry and R. E. Blaylock; Osceola, Spanish 'Republican Gov-1 -^ eminent Acts Against j B€ 31* Roy Nelson Passes State Bar Examination Roy Nelson of this city and Leachville has been notified that he passed the state bar examination held here about two months ago and will be admitted to the practice of law. Nelson was the only candidate t take tlie examination here who successfully passed the test. Young Nelson, son of Senator R. A. Nelson o: this city, docs not intend to nrtlrely enter the law practice at IMs time. He is at present receiver for the defunct Bank of Leachville. Friends of Monarchy. MADKID, April 17. (UP)—The provisional government o! Siceto Alcala Zamora put into effect today Its first measures for establishment of republican government in'Spain. With comparatively normal con- ; a terrific bear raid late In the trad- ditlons restored the government Ing today which carried the general adopted a decree dissolving the'level down as much as six t»lnts permanent section of parliament j and one special down 25 points, which Included 180 senators who i Hundr^is of stocks went to n=w held office for life. By means of th? lows and trading'increased. The senate the throne had been able to ' market has been sagging the past Puts Skids to Market NEV; YORK, April 17. (UP)— The | sagging stock market underwent Fire Slightly Damages Kidnaccrs, Apparen 11 y Fearing Ca n Mjre, Release Wisconsin Man. retain control of parliament l^- : several days. .Trading was lethar- virtually any conditions because the glc. Today there was a gradual sag king was certain of loyalty of tlr- through the earlier trading hours. lite appointees. Simultaneously the ] U. S. Steel, the chief blue chip, government indicated its plans for eased of! and off. There were at- changes In the relations of the | tempts at recovery but these were church and state, although govern |wcak and carried little effect. Steel , ment ministers emphasized every- i was at its lowest since 1927. Store at Main and Second I lhing wollld ^ donc "«*P"lfully." I Finally discouraged bulls started . . , I throwing their holdings overboard f r a «,«• tne'^ng | _ ** CUurcl-SU, ,n^ 1 - ^ ~, *™£ ™; MONUO6. WIs.. April 17. (UP)— The kidnapers of Fred J. Blumer. Monroe brewer, freed him tcday at Dccatur. 111., without obtainlngran- som. Archie E. Wells. Blumer's partner, announced here today. Blumer was yielded to his friends because of his abductor's fear that Lt. William Cu?nck. Chlcazo dptec- live. was "hot en their trail." Wells said. "Blumer Is very tired, dirty and nervous and will be returned to Monroe by easy stages to avoH cilement." Wells said. "I don't expect him to be back here until to night." The kidnapers had asked $150,000 ransom when Blumer was taken captive a week ago. of a small motor, caused slight] damage lo the interior of the Johns Confectionery. Main and Second streets early this morn The fire was discovered about 5:30 o'clock this morning and ex- tinsniishrd In a brief lime by city| firemen. BARCELONA April 17. (UP)- I ihe finaT hou^ tte Sors thai Wither Curtails Alabama Cotton Planting WASHINGTON. Apr. 17 (UP) — vromlm and > warning retarding 'iat he termed the new upturn in uslness acllvlty has been elvcn to csldent Hoover by Roger W. Bab- n, financial writer. Busirvwi "has turned the corner" e told the president lute yester- av during a call at the White ouse, but added commodity prices hlch In some cases hav<; dropped lo pre-war levels may be Took Protection -Money" '; from Harrv Bailey and , : Others Is Charge. • CAPE GIHARDEAU, Mo., AnrH • hlle. He ascribed the present ock market decline to reaction ollowlng an exuberant rise due to >e adjournment of congress, He went so fur «s to venture <i rtdlctlon of labor shortage before Christmas. "There Is no ground for alarm, ut on tb« other hand there Is no for exaggerated optimism," said Ethelbert Stewart, comrals- loner of labor atallstlcs. •MRS. BELL P.UlUttJ 3»ssett Woman Succeeds Mrs. T. E. Tale as County Council.President. LUXORA. Ark.—Mrs. Ed. Bell ol BassoH. who bias been president ol the Shawnee " consolidated school Parent-Teacher association «t-Join- er for th» piat two vears. wns elected president of - the Mlwlsslop County Council of Parent-Teacher ajsootatlonji '.at the; annual election of officers at Liixora. Thursday. She t his deputies, and two Hayll : officers were named today In In- . dlctments returned by the federal grand Jury charging, conspiracy to violate the federal prohibition law ' and acceptance .of protection rh'qn- ; cy from a. number of allreed boot- '• lexers, mcludlnn Harry Bailey of ' Biytheville, Ark, Officers nameil. besides Robertson, nre Jesse. Johnson, chlef-dcp- • uly, Charles Marlcy and Jime.i McAnally, Carulhersvllle. Clint Winters and I-uka Van Ausdale. ' laytl, Dale Perkins, Hay'll \town. ., marshal, and. Robert Brooks, coh- iloble of Hayll township. The oIBplnli are charged with re--'• celvlng protection' money'fro'm boot-. '.- leggcrs.. In Pemiscot county-. Evl-. • dence was presented to the ftrind/, iury by federal Investigators from" . SI. Louis who V.'orked under coyer. : prior lo recent fddejal raids' iri'the county.. ' -.. '..' ' ". ' ..,-' "'' Bond of $7.5*). s>t' for Robert son; and $5,000 each .for -hli deputies.' • '•'-_ rtad not'bcety mads at noon'..tod9vr-" Roberts™, a wholesale.grocerirman' '/•, ond former"stale representative''!^ , n? his seeorul term'ns sheriff"" of Pemlscot county. . . The federal prarid jurv, whlr.h has .spent, several weeks' invcstlaat-:. .Mrs. T. £, Tateof Ar .,. ';'., ,-i . ;.., f officers' elected ; -W . In? Inxlty . -In , nfohlblt.inK enforcement;.-also returned Indlcty ••': mentis frrainrt 'tevetT-rntn, 1 allewd-. '•'•<> to have been npvlng. J^T'rjrp'ter.tlon/ .-".'. They were .Waltm-:- Kurb.-'- Hiirfv, Mrs. M. L. Craig, Mrs. Sumr.ers, Mrs. Hugh John Edrlngton and Mrs. S. M. Hodges; Wilson, Donald Fletcher; Leachville, Mrs. Marie Smith, president; Mrs. L. O. Byerly, Mrs. F. A. Alexander and Mrs. Stanley Hancock; Luxora, Mrs. B. Thewatt, president and Mrs. Walter Woods. Another district officer present was Mrs. R. O. Oephart, corresponding secretary, who accompanied Mrs. McCain. month the architect's' office wll nntlntie to on?n bids for sites o ? ederal buildings in various parts if the country. Although the usual practice Is to defer personal nvestlgatlons until all site bids are n, treasury officials said today hat In order to speed up the new building program, site Inspections «t cities the bids tor which were opened before the middle of the month will probably be ordered within a week or ten days. After the site Inspector's report on the Biytheville case has been submitted, the Joint committee will consider It in closed session and decide whether to choose the site recommended or another. When the choice Is made, the department ol Justice will be Instructed to 1 nrobc If-,? title to the property. Several months will be required for this, and then, if no flaws are m* ~ pi DU ne found, the land will be bought. May Ltiange rlans. Should "Impediments" be found In • the title, it may be necessary to VICTORIA, B. C., April 17. (UP) resort to a condemnation suit.l—The United Press learned today treasury officials said, which would;the king of Slam, who arrived here delay the acquisition of the land aboard the liner Empress of Ja- another six months or so- pan, Is seriously 111 of a recurrence of malati*. The recurrence of the malady | from which the king has suffered J. R. 8te»dman of Armorel, vice president; Mrs, O. W. Sellars, Manila, r'ecordlnz secretary; Mrs. II 0.' Dew, Leachvllle, treasurer: Mrs. ncorge. Bsllo^.vOSceola, 'historian. The correspond Ing. sscre'arv will bp appointed by the president.' 24 Groups Represented . The. meeting, held; hi the Luxora high'schoorbulldlnir. was nttended. b'y. representatives .from .twenty-six organizations of 'the .county including .the. followingvmembers of the two Osceola associations; Mesdamcs M. L.' Sumners; R. .H. Jpnes. S. M Hodees. I. S. Burton, D. P. Crouch. H. A..Behrens. John. Whltwprth. J. D..Smith, Harry Miller. A. S. Racers, Gilbert.GoiiTh..George Ballew. H. J. Hook, and Eva Pope. • Fitly'memliers from "the several unlts : in the counlv expect- (o atom! the national P. T. A, con.?rrs< t Hot Springs the first week In fay, nlans for which were discussed yesterday. The 'date of the County Council meetings, which have formerly h?»" held on the third Thursday in Jsn iftry, April and October, was chan"- ed 'to the third Friday In th«" months and Ke'scr chosen for th" iext October meeting. Dr. Maycle Soiithall, instructor elementary education in Gcor<r<: Pcabody college. Nashville. Tw< was the principal snetiker on t'i" •am. rltscinshTJ "Character F/i- ucation and Health." , Speaks on Health Miss Erie Chambers, director of :he Arkansas Tuberculosis association, spoke on "Health and a Puc- Recurrence of Illness as King Reaches America Scant Hi>"<» fdf of Kingston 'Robbers FAYETTEVILLE; Ark., Apr.. 17 'UPt—Officers iodiv expressed little horv? of the canturc of two uri- ma«kpd hnnaHts' who late yesterdav robbed the Bank of Klnostori.- near here, r,f 'snoroxlniatelv M 000. Tim bandits forced Cashfcr Burr Branch and a customer to accompany tlwin on their, flight 'frpm rn. The men were released several miles from here making" their way -back on foot lo,learn hone otrwrs knew of the holdup. ':'!."'- Possrmen who trailed the bandits belicvrci they .escaped successfully into C- .-i.oma. health. cessful Life." and other stressed the subject of which was the theme of the day's program. Music WPS provided bv the L\ix- ora Rlee club under the direction of Mrs. Jewell Klnsolvlng, a grou- of Shawnee consolidated seli~~' students from Joiner illustrated I 1 !subject of physical education and health with a cilcs'theri'c drill directed by John Burnette. alhletic cocch. and offlchl installation of officers conducted by Mrs. M. L Sumners of Osceola concluHivl the program. Noonday luncheon wa' served by members of the Luxor.i P. T. A. p Perish in Firg at Kilgore, Tex. KILGORE, Tex., A;;ril 17. (UP) —Four persojis. two jf them children, were burned to death toiay when gas from a leaking pipe llns caught fire and enveloped a' tent three miles from here on the Loug- vlew road. The dead: Mrs. Kate Dodson, 3"). Burth Bishop. 22, J. V. Howell,'9, and J. B. Howell. 6. All are reported to have come here Decently from. Ogden, Ark. Yesterday, In a fire at tee Hum- . ble Oil company's tanks near here, Joe Lamb. 25,-was burned to death, and M. J. Pendlcton. 35, and another man named Pettaway were seriously Injured. Lamb Is said to have come from Snmckover, Ark. Negro's Rely on Nicaraguan Guard or Leave Advises Stimson Three Arrested for Allied Auto Theft Norman Harrington, R. J. pillow end Warren Fletcher are lodged in Banker Jails Hi mto Guard Savings NSW ORLEANS, (UP)—He is .0. hardworking negro tut lie loses all desiie to save thj fruit of his labor he tastes a few drinks of of "tanglefoot." So ho has ^iven his bank Instructions never to give hlrn a cent links: sober. The bank doesn't- Then when he walks In and Is refused the money he becomes tearful, As the first tear hits his vest the patrol wagon arrives, nnd he Is taken to jail to sober up. The same bankers who protect his mone~ provide for his arrest. „. ,n»- v» Aonmvj i uiif njji 11 * >. »«-"• *— i —~ .~.. .-w «..» ^.....-— Secretary of State Stimson advised: Canada, according to Raymond Ste• vena, advisor In the Siamese ministry of foreign affairs. American cltliens In Nicaragua to- i Ican ™,, S ni« i mn! 1 | 1 /.r b °«nH Cl ri ^rt^H ""B"™ 1 . plne - who dTeii' pUnUng'!n'Alabama, he sa'ys, is I icate and complex matter and It in Brooklyn in 1857. i well behind the normal stage. | lives. VANCOUVER, B. 0., April 17. (UP)—The Canadian liner Empress ,c forces' of Japan bearing the king and rill not be employed through Ntc-, queen of Slam docked here today WEATHER ARKANSAS— Cloudy, scattered thunderfhowers in the north portion tonight; Saturday partly *nTivi, iwiiatnuic:, auu ttic U\.UUM.*U LClOUdy, of the theft of an automobile, pro- nerty of T. Rhodes, Chicago Mill Ar>-ordlng to the official weather foreman. lob.'-iver, Charles Phillips, Jr., t'ne The automobile was recovered by m'jilmi-r.; temperature here yest°r- the officers. I toy sss 88 degrees and the mini- Fletcher Is also charged with the mum 0 j <ir>gree3, p»rtly cloudy. A theft of a quantity of cotton seed, year »•••> • >Jay the maximum tern- Preliminary hearings are scheduled pcrature was 82 degrees and the even to protect American after an all night t:Ip from Vic-' for Monday before Justice Ed Wai- minimum 63 degrees, cloudy .with I torla, | ker. • j;it inch of rnln.