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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 14, 1931
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Served by the United Press BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XXVIII—NO. 49 Blytlieville Courier, BJythevlUe Dally New, ... .„.„..,,,.. , ,, .,,,,..,„.,, - u Wiivme_Her«ld, Mississippi Valley leader. KI,YTHKVIU,W, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, MAY H, ]'.):{1 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENT8 2J "<^v*i • FIGHT WAGE CUTS Campus Political Scandal Ousts College Queen of May Sav Law Does Not Permit Worthwhile Investigation of Department. LITTLE ROCK. May 14 (UPI- Tfio contract for the proposed audit of (he records of the state highway department covering the five- year period ending February, 1932. wirt not be let by the present highway audit commission created at the last session of.the legislature, it was announced following a meet- Ing-.of the commission yesterday. Full Inquiry Mot Authorized .The commission, after devoting threa days to the consideration of twenty bids, arrived at th? conclusion that it does not have su: ficient authority to conduct a worthwhile audit. Failure of the audit net to authorize investigation and test of construction work, materials and equipment purchased by the highway department makes impossible any effective investigation of tlie department's activities the commission informed Govcrnoi Parnell. Dwight H. BlackwooJ. chairman of the Highway Commission, issued a Ktat-iient. demanding that ar audit be made "to put at rest forever the unfair charges whiel have been made in political campaigns." Mr. Blackwood said he and a! persons connected with, the department will waive any legal rights ii connection with any esaminatioi or investigation the commission or its auditors may ciesire to make. niackwnod Urjes Audit He expressed the hope that the cormntslon will reconsider its de cislun and arrange for an ade Quets and unbiased audit of th . deuartnient covevirte . tb,e periof since he assumed oifice, January 1027. The Audit Commission's . state ment, signed by Chairman J. M Futrell and the other six members said the appropriation of 3100, 000 Is considered adequate, bu that the law dees not aulhoriz the commission to go beyond rec ords of (lie department and otlic state agencies in making the audi 1 ;The commission addressed it statement to Governor Parnell an in a brief letter accompanying th statement, designated it as a "pro gress report." Members of the commission sai further consideration will not be given (he matter at present. They declined to say whether the com- mlsstcn plans to ask Governor Parnell to include the highway audit question in a call for ai special session of the legislature, if one- is called, as contemplated, to consider school relief measures. Scientists Will Crooner's Wife Get Paragould snake A Asks Divorce I'AUAfiOUI.D, Ark.. May 14 (UPI —Malcolm Pinker. 18, .son.of Mr. and Mrs. W. V. Parker, recently raptured (wo miakes which''have iin idcnllfled us Hie "stingray" .slinging snake. ; Collecting.: snakes for shipment to laboratories for " cx[>erlniental puiirases Is a hobby witli Malcolm who recently shipped a collection to Howard K. Muytl of the t'pparl- men( of zoology of tiie University of Michigan. Parker received a letter from j Floyd slating thai (lie stingray Included in his shipment had been te:il lo Orrmany for scientific purposes. The .slinging snakes were uund in tho lowlands near the SI. "rancb river cabt of here. tbuve, Marian Walsh, a leading candidate In the new election; below, Ellm Palmer, who was disqualified after alleged ballot box btuffins eame to light. r>- NEA Service |blam; in a statement to the fac- AKRON. Ohio.--In the- spring -ulty. the .undergraduate's fancy turns; ^ueen of the . c , o[ vfll , , fl ,. l-.ere at Akron University electing ! |. a a co-ed to. the royal position lias; siity-scven" ballots'"m«lic; resulted in a campus'scandal winch : sentee engine< ; ring stu<icnl \Tlll I'nall luntllirc , fn-._ - s -.-.... tt U.UU>.*»| will keep tongues wagging many a May mcon. ; stuffing arc being bandied and forth across the campus •d to ab- for I blame. A ballot of onc engineer was counted and later it was U.S. LOAN CROPS TO BE Miss F.llen Palmer, chosen by. learned he didn't even know aboui voters first, has been disqualified i th; election as he was in West Virginia. Miss Marian Walsh is now leading candidate for queen In a new election that has been and suspended from classes along ui Hi Ray Miss Bliss, Agnes McGowan and student leader. Bliss, however, absolved the two girls of I called. GamthersviJIe Council Votes Tax on Gasoline . CARUTHERSVILLE. Mo.-A one cent tax unon all gasoline sold at retail in the city of Caruthr-rsville / was voted by the city council this Address Will Include Substance of Forthcoming Encyclical on Labor. Commission Asks Bids on Randolph County Job LITTLE ROCK, May 14 (UP)— 'Ihc state highway commission has asked that u:ds be submitted for construction of eight mile. 1 : of grading and drainage works and two concrete and steel bridges on Hirhways 1. G3 and 67. The grading and drainage work will be donn on Highway 67 between Pocahontas and Walnut VATICAN CITY, May 14 <UP>— The ra-jio address to he broadcast by Pope Pius XI. tomorrow will'be the basis for his forthcoming encv- clical on the relations of capital and labor. The encyclical, which is to be week, the proceeds to be used "for! made public lclter this '" onth - win gefieral city purports ljc a summary of the pope's ad- Resentment at the council's ac- tl! ' CSH - •" "' as Itarll - oa - ll «'»s understood that in his speech the pontiff will allude to the antl- relbioiis riots In Spain earlier this week, condemning thorn In scathing terms. He also was expected tlo'n has been expressed by gasoline dealers, who fear that It will drive a lar^ part of the gasoline business outside the city limits. They have expressed tbe feeling that tin council acted unfairly In that the tax was voted without advance notice and without glvlne them an opportunity to present their objections. Circular Letters Urpe Farmers to Plant and Cultivate Feed Crops. OSCEOLA. Ark.. May 14—Clreu- ar letters were mailed by Ihe South Mississippi County Seed Loan committee here yesterday to tbe 5G4 borrowers ot government feed and seed loans urging that the' agreed food and Iced crops be planted and cultivated without exception and advising that inspections made- by the U. S. Department ot Agriculture would begin about the middl; of May and continue at intervals throughout the crop season. A total of $208.482 has b:en mad? available to those south Mlssissip 1 county farmers whose loans have been approved, the committee said, and this amount will be somewhat increased ' when final approval- is made of several applications which were returned for correction, anc & fe*-."last minute" application? filed J on the'last day of April. Thr- estimated total for the entire county is in excess of S400.000. Had not this means qf financing been provided, much land In Mississippi county would not have been farmed this year, the comfniltee believes, and borrowers are reminded of this fact in the letter mailed them today and .urged to co-oper ate In every possible way with the inspectors and to keep faith with th? government both ns to plantln; tlie agreed food and feed crops am as to rcpayln gloans promptly upon their maturity. October 31st. Terms upon which the loans were made called for the planting of sufficient food and feed to make the 1932 crop and the keeping of this agreement on the part of borrowers will go a long way towards solving the county feed problem next year, the committee believes. The committee is composed of H. J. Hale and Leon Sullivan. Osceola. and Ed Teaford. Luxora. with A-K.-t j/r»ii>;ift ;; "Art' Giuliani, who croons leva sonsa over the radio, is nameil do. feiiJmil In divorce suit riled in llc-iiijiliis recently by lib wife. Mrs. Louisa C. Glllluiin. above! Charging abandonment, alic asks custody of their twu children. As iccretaiy to her Inisbaml, Mrs. jlllliam Is said lo liave answered n one year G5.000 fan letters, many qf them mash notes from flap.ner adrrirers. Receiver Acts as River Is Dragged for Body of A. U. McGill, Stuttgart. STUTTGART, Ark.; .May 14 (UP) —McGill Brothers mill was Ridge in Randolph county. One [ hridae project consists of four small structures' on Highway (53 between Nr-ttlcton and Trumann. (County Agent S. D. Carpenter serving as an advisory member. Municinal Ownership Condemned By Gas Men MEMPHIS. May 14 (UP)—Mun- p Icipnl ownership and operation of public utilities was condemned as economically unsound and inspired by political groups in a resolution John Lane Appointed to Pine Bluff Position John B. Lnne. formerly educational director of the First Baptist church here, has accepted a similar position at the First Bantlst church of Pino Bluff. He will be associated with the Rev. Perry F. Webb, until ft year ago pastor of Ihe First church here. closed here today Indefinitely following appointment of Paul H. McCoy, president of the People's tional Bank of Stuttgart as receiver for the mill. Suit seeking receivership was filed in the Pulaski chancery court by creditors requesting that assets ol the mill be preserved. A. U. McGill, one of the owners was still missing, nt noon toda> after his car was found submerged in the Whit? Rivtr near Harris ferry. It was Stuttgart. terday. All the trouble and he h Crockett, an employe dock a mile away ance. Crockett returned nothing was c McGill had disappeared. RELIEF PUS IT mm_ TODW 45-Week School Year and Soft Drink Tax Among ; Proposals of Committee M'lTLE HOCK, May 14 (Ul'l — The special legislative commllU'e on school problems met ut Iho capltol today to consider plans for relief of common schools. At least three propositions will be piitcrtl before tile 1*3 members o! the lummUk'e by Individuals and organizations. The hearings wert. thrown' open to the public and prominent educators from o\-ei'> section of the state were presenl when the body convened. llorsfall Ha.s Plan The first- plan submitted was that of Frank Horsfall, president of the fourth district A. and M. college ai Monttccllo, who advocated cjicration of public schools 45 weeks, six day.s a week, with only two-thirds of the students of each district attending at one time, Instead of live days n week for 3D iveoks as at tho present. He claimed such a system would reduce the number ol teachers by one-third and that their salaries •ould be set aside lo pay ofj the irescnt Indebtedness of the school districts. Another plan to l>c placed before he committee Is that of Representative James Scott, Crawford county, who advocates levying a ,ax on cosmetics and soft drinks, .he revenues from which would go to a fund to pay off Indebtedness Discord Rumored Rumors of discord were denied by both commission members and officials of the state department; o education. However,.it was genef ally known that a feeling of,- ifc; sentment existed in soine quaHtr growing on 1 , of the procedure em ployed at lite meeting last wee! of the Arkansas. Educational Asso elation for tlic .purpose of drafting recommendations for school rclle to be submitted .to the Icgislattvi committee. County and city school superln tcndents gathered here Inst Thurs day at the request of D. C. Hastings president of the association, to dls cuss relief plans. The legislatlv commission on school problems pre IJaylor University 1'residenl is Dead IF.OF'L cnu mm i is I)r, Samuel P. Brooks WACO, Tex., May 14 (UP)—Dr. iainucl Palmer Brooks, president f Baylr university, died at ihe Central Texas Dapllst sanltarlmr nrly today. He was 67. The death came n'UHly with Hie arnlly, u schoolmate of his youth, ind n Baylor official ut his bed- Idc. On May 2 he was told lie had bul a few weeks to live. He was suffering from Internal cancer. Although physicians told him lie exertion would shorten his life Dr. ilrooks Insisted niwn signing the diplomas of 429 seniors who will be graduated from Baylor this spring. Dr. Brooks rose from i/.ctlon hand to the presidency of the oldest Institution of higlier learning in Texas. Baylor was founded while Texas was an Independent republic. Lower Wages Will Delay Prosperity's Return Federation Asserts. (By United Press), •'•••• The Amerlcart Federation of Labor started today a definite move' against reduced wages, threatening.- stilkes If reductions are not abandoned, as several companies have ' announced cuts were necessary.,...„ The Goodrich Tire and Rubber company has effected a ten per cent wage reduction Iri the past' two months aurl tfce Goodyeir Rubber company has had a reduction over the same period ranging from five to 20 per cent. •••• • Steel Wnrkers Strike These comn.inlcs were pnlntrd-tn —:.-j by the A. F. o! L. which argues hat reduced wages would only nean a curlallment of buying pow- r and further delay prosperity. ; At Mansfield, O., 1000 employes •:•'•" ol the Empire Steel cornaratiori 11LITKEIZIE are on n strike after a five per cent reduction. Tho comnany operates an "open shop" and workers are now demanding a unionized . - nlant ami asking affiliation .with. tl i- Amalgamated Association of . Sheet and Tin Workers, of ' Amcilcn. They refuse to accept a . j suspension of the five per cent re-C'^ du'ctlon. . ' ,. .. - v'l I-ilrnr TrtmWo at St. I,ools ••':"••'; Slfcet railway employes In St.. "• I,culs have voted to strike Tuss-• . dav if the company maintains its policy of a. 1 teii per cent wage re- ; ..^ ductton.- Other eomnanles propos'-:'-:. cd to ntw employes 90-per cent of ':' their, salaries .'and arid"' ths. oth'eri^ teri per cent- later. U profits war- •'••: fnnt.' * 1 . the Monlrrnl star \ Since leaving this city several I to refer to the labor situation i:i I in* session of the natural gas de-] montns n?0 Mr Lnne Apn! Consumption of Cotton Ahead of 1930 WASHINGTON. May 14 (UP)— Consumption of lint cotton by domestic mills during April was 508.-! 744 running bales, according to the U. S. census bureau today, arainst 4SO.S8fi bale? in March and 331911 in April. 1030. Totol consumpticn for the nine months ending April 30 totaled 3- 8S3.272 bales against 4.8488.298 bale's In ll - « corresponding period la',t Soviet Russia where charges of forced labor have been voiced abroad. The pope, it was indicated, will eivc Catholics throughout the world directions regarding labor questions insofar as they are connected with the moral and religious aspects of partment of the American Natural Gas association's annual convention lure today. Cactus Cattle Fodder Succeeds in Mexico ™ s Trains Steam Through Building of College CAMBRIDGE. Mass. (UP) — Passenger and freight trains now steam along the rails in Massachusetts Institute of Technology. JUAREZ. Mex. (UP)—Cactus for cattle food is the latest project of the Mexican department of agrt-! culture. i Department bulletins received I here indicate that experiments in • feeding the cactus to cattle in arid j ncrllni regions has proved successful. I The cactus U cut from the par because of the development of a complete miniature railway system by students In the course in railroad operation. There are both Fleam and electric locomotives. There Is 200 feet of 2'1-inch gauge track. There Is nearly l:alf a mile of wires con- weeks courw in' intensive training Intoxicated, and sentenced to six in New Orleans and after tliat mol , lt .^..'» Ja» for violation of the time has been in Florida and New- bcrn, N. C. born's court here. ent stalk and. the thorns removed Truck Winch Killed • F •• M _ i *-'"• JU.A niui uic mui us removfa INegrO Not urear TrUCK by b ''ming with gasoline. The de- I partment says the food value Is The Iruck which struck a fevcn j P arllc " ll "'Iy great for range cattle yf ar old negro boy on Highway 61 i""" lhnt ll vvl)1 supplement needs near Luxora Friday night resulting I for water lo a lar ee extent. . In fatal Injuries, was not a Grear-- • truck, as stated in dispatches from i DIES SAVING CHILDREN Luxora. O. E. GiMr of tlie Gn/irj PARTS. <UP)—Joseph Vnur. 24. Trucking company has informed rescued three children from death th? Courier News. , but was the victim of his own The truck. Mr. Grear said, was bravery. Darting In front of the believed to have been a Missouri horse's bridle. Vaur succeeded in machin.?. The accident was con-! swerving it .way from t;io children, sldcred unavoidable and the driver'but slipped and fell under n wheel WAS not arrested. I of the heavy cart, Automatlc train control devices and tiny block signals make It safe for the imaginary passengers. flashing danger signals and sales that are lowered automatically. Five complete trains operate over the system. Rotes Hear Reports of Hot Springs Convention Blythevills Rotarlans received reports of the 62nd district Rotary convention at their regular weekly luncheon at the Hotel NoKe today. Charles Lemons, Uzzell Branson and Cecil Shane, delegates to the convention at Hot Springs, which closed yesterday, told of the activities of the convention and humorous Incidents connected with ST. They returned last Mrs. Lemons accompanied them. Max B. Reid, newly elected president of the Lions club, was a guest speaker at the luncheon. John Latsch of Memphis and Ed Multcr of Chicago were also guests '. of the club. toxicated. er near Harris oped that Mc- ral large checks I 'c leaving for held by some d officers con- ' river today, •as fo;ind ycs- windows were appeared while Clarendon af- had developed lad sent Guy e, to the ferry to get asslst- 1 to nnd the icks leading to le river. Dicdg- c machine but cred indicating ared. r Draws e at Manila lyde Jolllff was ss driving while ntenced to six violation of the Mayor Gib Wil- 's brother, was s for beins In- viuusiy nan asitea mat sucn recommendations be submitted. The association's conferences were held behind closed doors and It was reported several members of the lej- slature who made known their desire to appear before the meeting were denied a hearing. Following the meeting Hastings announced a plan had been agreed upon and a committee named to complete a final draft which will be presented at the- commission's meeting today. He declined to make public the contents of the association's recommendations. 1280 Residents Warned to Work City Streets Warnings to work " the city streets or pay the three dollar street tax have been served on a total of 1280 residents of Blytlie- ville. Louis Lendennle, police patrolman, assigned to the task of warning residents, completed the survey this week'. By far the greatest number of residents to ever work the streets have reported for duty tills year in preference to payment of the three dollar, semi-annual tax. The revenue for this source has fallen off considerably from the past two years as a result. ;w Record on Mississippi Junior Class With Exceptionally Good Record. Excellent scholarship records have been made among the class of 05 students In junior high school who will receive diplomas Friday, May 29. This Is the largest class ever graduated from this school having approximately 35 more students than last your. Bill McKenzie. valedictorian, hns made 2a "A"s nnd liv "B plus's" in his 30 grades for an unusually high record. Juanlta McDonald. ig snlutatorinn. made the four terms of junior h'gh in three terms and at the .same time maintained a creditable record. Third honors have been awarded to Efflc Moore nnd Patty Shane won fourth place. She also completed the work In jnnnnced It would dismiss nn em-, ulovp v/ilbemt cause ami satd one.- would be adderl'to each"deDart- : ment.' The newspaper- sttsrcstsd. t.'nt o!h»r concerns of importance follow n similar plan. Services Todav For Forrtier Resident Fimeral services for O, O. Scud- amorn. former re?ldnnt of this city =~ who t'lert. In St. "•ere held at Cnbb Un^rrtT Louis vcsterday, Chanel of .the t c-cmpany this three terms. Miss Willie A. Lawson. coimtv superintendent. Is to bo the speaker at the commencement exercises Friday afternoon- Other numbers of the program are: Processional. Miss Leone Callicott; Invocation, tho Rev. P. Q. P.orle. pastor of the First Methodic church: Introduction of Lucille fiourland as "Miss Junior High", Mrs. R. I. Haley: Music, selected; Salutatory. Juanita McDonald; piano solo, Patty Shane: vocal number. Max Watson; VdlerTlctorv. Bill McKemlc; address. Miss Willie A. Lawson; Awarding of medals: Presentation of diplomas, Crawford Greene; Benediction, the Rev. P. Q. Rorie; Postlude, Miss Leone Callicott- afterroovi. The Rev. P. O. Rorie, paster of thn First Methodist rhurrli, officiated nt the services. Interment -.vas made at Elmwcfld ccmctrry. " •• Pallbc.irers were J. H. RoneY, nK'^r c^ticed^e. Rsm Hardin, A. n. Hall Chester Caldwcl! and Ad Rli-hnif'. TT^ deceased Is survived by hli "•ido'.r. Mrs. Ada Scud^more, ri •' Mrs. Txjrnv Porter, one ^r. Mrs. W. P. Mathis and two 'hcr 1 ;. W. D. Scnrlnmoro of Sullivan, Ind. and J. D. Scudamorc of Flora, 111. KANSAS CITY, Mo. (UP)—Cost of oporating Kansas CSly's public school system has decreased steadily since 1029. figures released bv the board of education revealed. Total cost of operation in 1927 was M.077,514.33, compared lo i5.978.- 122.05 In 1923. to $5,035,257.72 In 1929-30, State Depository Board Gets Bank Applications LITTLE ROCK. May 14. (UP) — The slate depository board will meet here Friday lo consider applications filed by banks (o be designated as state depositories. Mrs. May Carroll of Steelft, Mo. Dies Hsre Mrs. Farror May Carroll, 39, of Sleele, Mo., died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E E. Riddings, 101 East Missouri street at 5 o'clock this morning. Mrs. Carroll had been ill for several days and was unrfcr-oin-; treatment here. i Funeral services will be held at i Obion. Tenn., tomorrow. The deceased Is survived by her husband, Walter M. Carroll, and son, Herbert. '" 1 " Po]ir« ftnell . Election Disturbance^ CAIRO. Eavpt. Mtw 14 (UP)— Violence broke out today du'rln" •*••: first clcct'crts since tho new constltutln'i v.-as promulgated Oc- o>'nr 22, 1MO. Police were comnelled to fire on. i rioting mob. wounOin^ numerous persons in the native districts ri'irin? th? forenoon. The rioters demolished several buses. Schools and manv shoos were closed. By mlri-aftTncon the worst of the trouble had b^n sunnressed. Pnlliv; denied that anv had been had was learned later a woman UBS killed. killed but admitted ssveral been seriously wounded. It Miners Return to Work In Harlan Coal Mines This sleek spMdlinal. r.r«yhound. lowered the retord up Hit Missis- Blppl from New Orleans lo St. Ix)ui3 when It t-uvcri'il the mllL'3 In 74 liners and two minutes. FredtrlcK Smith, right, Memphis sportsman, and three companions, made tbe trip. Tt; Previous record was licld by Clarence Mlckler ot New Orleans, time wan 7S hours and 61 HARLAN, Ky., May 14, (UP)- Onc week from the day Kentucky national guardsmen moved into Harlan county to quell mine disturbances which claimed five lives and Implicated hundreds of men, coal companies throughout the area reported a general return to work. Memlxu-s .of the Harlan Coal Operators association expressed confidence that the worst part of the situation has passed and that the walkout from many mines repre- > Mississippi County Man Amon? 28 Paroled LITTLE ROCK. Ark.—The stale penitentiary commission granted paroles to 28 prisoners yesterday, 16 while men nnd 12 negroes. K. K. Gentry, serving a three- year term for blgamv and grand laiceny. was the only prisoner f-.-m Mississippi county granted a WEATHER ARKANSAS—Fair, warmer In svst and north portions tonight; Friday fair, warmer. According to tho official Tre^thsr observer, Charles Phtllirss Jr., the minimum temperature here yesterday —as 63 degrees and the max![mum 74 degree?, cloudy. Today a sented solely the deflection of union lyear n<;r. !h; minimum temperature miners and other workers who fsnr- MS 56 J:grres and the maximum ed to wtk employnif'uti 117 tmr-• "rtamlr.

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