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Served by the United Press XTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOI,. XXVIII—NO. 63 THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTirEAST MISSOUIU Blythevllh Courier, BijrtheTtlle DaSy~New», HOME EDITION , Miahalppl ValleyLeajtr._ UI.YTlIKVIbLE, ARKANSAS. SATURDAY, MAY SO, 111:51 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS ARNOLD Hundreds Take To Boats A s Ship Hits Rock • in • 1^* n r- rt n 11 r- t ~ • — — • RIAL DAY RACERS IFF PMPOINT Life Boats Unable to Make Landmp in Surf at Point Arguello. SANTA BARBARA. Gal., May 30 (UP)—A special train carrying doctors, nurses and supplies left here today for Point Arguello where the passenger steamer Harvard was on a rock. Although no word was received here to indicate any of the ship's passengers were injured, it was believed some of them had snlfered from exposure. It was understood only a few of the passengers were landed. The rest, were reported In life boats waiting to be picked tip- SAN FRANCISCO. May 30 (UP) —The Lnssco liner Harvard carrying a merry holiday crowd from San Francisco to southern California went aground of! Point Arguello today and the passengers were taken oil in life boats. Radio messages said no attempt was being made to land tile lifeboats because of the! .surf at the point, one of the most dangerous spots along the California coast. Instead it was reported the lifeboats were hovering not far Irom the Harvard and waiting arrival Oi' vessels steaming to their aid. It was said 400 passengers find a crew of 150 were nbcard the boat.. The decision to put the passengers to sea in lifeboats was made after water started to flood the engine .room and U seemed certain the Harvard was doomed. The messa^rs- Indicated the Harvard struck the point not far from • Honda point where seven U. S. destroyers crashed in 1923 and 23 lives were lost. Sues When Husband Took Dog to Visit Her Rival CHICAGO. May 30. (UP)—Mrs. . Lillian Monbrod told Judge William Desort she "didn't mind much" wlicn her husband Prank confessed he had fallen in love with another girl. Neither did she interfere nor object, she sard, when he left her alone evenings to go see her rival. "But." said Mrs. Monbrod. "when ho wantrd to take onr dog over to Pays Honor to Soldiers Who Fought for France 11Y PAH, I'AINI.KVK former I'muirr of I'ranci- PARTS, May 30 <UI')—Mfm- orial day is not only an American anniversary bill also a French anniversary and an o?- casioii when all of us wlro know tlic war piously rr-mcini>;r the dead who came from another continent to defend a caimry which was not Uvrir own. But it was an o.\|)cdition from a country who.* frontier '.vas thc frontier of liberty. To :hc American nimy. I. as a minister of war of 1317, send a cordial saline. The sacrifices made by these soldiers contributed tq the final abolition of *ar and will serve the sacred rause of peace that all peoples rdcruly desire. Hoover Honors Hero Dead at Valley Forgo n BDIIDJ5TBICT Publication of Notice at Leachvi'.le Inadequate, Remonstrance Stivs. The validity of an order granted by Ihe county conn In December. 1930. establishing Blylhc\il!e road improvement district No. Six was attacked in a • remonstrance filed by thc< Chica-jo Mil! and Lumber corporation and other iwnnci-iy owners this morning, which, among other complaints, attacks the legality of a notice publish;?ti in Ihe | I.eachville Star on the grounds ,that the western Mississippi county v. eekly doc-- not have a lioua Me circulation in th; Chicka- tauha district of this county. Hearing on property assessments in the district, which its backus ctnlrn vvus termed for the purpose of building' an all-weather road ILI5TIC IIIE1 BF LI F ENEEDED nirin nrni unrni' 0 ° osni;11 ' wns postponed mini II II- HI III- 1 I fiULU J " ly 20tl1 1>5 ' JU ' JRC z D ' """'son II I i II! ill Hfirn tllis "«>™i"B. The hearing was UiUilL. U L.ULI1IH-IJ : equally set for April » but was 68 Graduates Receive Diplomas Following Address by Memphiau. An idealistic view toward life was urged by Dr. Charles S. Dieiil, president of Southwestern University. ! again. rcntinn-d until today by Jiulge j Harrison when n number of land' owners in the district pleaded snr- j prise and indicated they had not prepared their objections. This minting on the motion of V. G. Holland, attorney for the district ccnimlssioncis, thc property assessment hearing was postponed Memphis, in the commencement address to 68 graduates of thc Bly- thevillc high school nl the city v- ditorium last night. The program included prcscnla- \- ms - An lion of diplomas by Cecil Shane, '>' tom f "as "^J dlll >' a "d president of thc school board, in- " ~" "" '" The remonstrance filed by C. St. Buck, counsel for the Chicago Mill, alleges that the court .order- be voidrd for a nuntber' of "rca' SETTIHC PUCE IN IT KIILLEl FORCE trodtiction of honor students by Crawford Greene, superintendent of schools, and a number of musical selections. Honor Students Presented First honors went to Miss Thelma Worthington as valedictorian. Misses Maurhie Branson and Kath- that the cotin- '" b " sio » °» Decumbar 22. 1930. Tliis striking layout' siicnfs present-day scenes at historic Valley Forge, where General Washington and his lasgcd patriots suffered during the severe winter of 1171-78, chosen by President Hoover for his Memorial Day address tills year. At the right arc some of the cannon on the old battlefield, with the when Judge G?a. W. Barham is- j vlsln11 of lllp P nst rising above them as General Washington confers with General Lafayette. At the left Hoover Urges Resistance to Inroads Urxm Individualism and Freedom. nv RAYMOND CLAPPER Hulled l>r«is Staff Cnrrrsimndfiit VAI,l,KV FOI1GE I'AHK, 1'n..' May M. (UP)—The American pco- ] pie arc going through nnolhcr Valley Forac mill they must muster 111? fortitiHle ol George Washington to rlglil Ihrir mo<lcrn war of Independence against the lures of ROvern- mcnl panaceas which are especially tempting at this lime, President Hoover said in a Memorial Day address here. lie held up ns an example to his countrymen in this depression the struggle which Washington made on this hallowed spot iigninsL despair In Ihe darkest days of the revolution. "numerous .tire the temptations tinier the distress of the day to urn nside from our true national nirposes nnrt from wise nallona lollclcs and fundamental idcnls of :he men who hulldcd onr republic," Mr. Hoover said. "Never wo? [lie lure of the rosy path lo everj lanacea and of easy ways to imagined security more tempting. Urxcs Sclf-Kclhnrc "For the energies of private hv Illative, of independence, and i high degree of individual frcedon of our American-system we arc of fered an alluring substitute In th specious claim that everybody col lectlvely owes each' of us Individ sued the older establishing Hie district is the iirst complaint set iorlh-- Nctice of the hearing in December was not given as required by law. it Is claimed. The remonstrance avers that the only legal Ihis other girl's house so" the do? I en b >' thc scll ° o1 ' aryne Denton tied for the honor of | :!oticc P; lbl ;shed notifying land .salulatorian. Miss Worlhington won the English medal, awarded by the Junior class, the U. D. C. history medal was presented Miss Emma Saleeby, a member of thc unior! class. Joe Byrn Evans received thc .science medal, Miss Denton the mathematics medal and Miss Virginia Tompkins, a junior, the public speaking medal, which are giv- ow ners of the h; nring lisluil in the Lcachville Star and that the Star is published in Che extreme v estern portion of the y. "lias practically no circu- is Mr. Hoover as he appears before the microphones, and the stately Valley Forge ' Memorial Chapel. Valley Forge Is near Philadelphia. Thought Holdup .a Joke, Killed hy Bamlil Pair would learn to like tier that too much and I sued." Judge Desort granted Mrs. Mon- Miss Denton, who is thc state nl- gcbra champion. Miss Lillian Briscoe. who won second state honors in brort a divorce. $10 a week alimony, j voice and girls trio. R. A. Kelson and custody of the dog. Judge Will Appoint Nine to University of Arkansas jr., a member of the state poultry I judging team. Joe Byrn Evans who I 1 was neither tardy nor absent in fcur years. Miss Sunshine Adams, president of the Girls club. Henry Davis, president of the Boys club. Zal B. Harrison, county judge, announced today that he has-been authorized to appoint nine young men and women of Mississippi county as beneficiary students at the University of Arkansas. In addition to the usual literary and classical courses olTered in colleges the university oilers complete courses in agriculture, engineering, law. business administration, education, domesti csclence and art. For admission to the university one must, be a graduate of an accredited high school. Those who do not live in towns having vu-it.Ji... 11.13 ^Lnv..L<ln> I1U VHUll- p. ... _-. . kuicri ill the Chickasawba district Deliberate riot Against Passenger Train seen m and officers of the senior class. Bob ' Burns, president. Ceorge Matthews, vice president, Miss Kuth Butt, secretary, and Miss Worlhington, treasurer, were introduced. Other outsanding students presented were: members of the national honor society chapter—Miss Worihlngton, president. Miss Branson, vice president. Miss Dciiton, secretary, Joe Byrn Evans, trensnr, er. Miss Adams. Miss JVfarion Coo!- ey, Miss Evelyn Davis. Miss Cliar- line Robinson. Miss Virginia Terry. Tommy Thompson. Miss Virginia . . . Tompkins, Charles Kcndig and Miss schools may obtain appointments I Mary c »>™^ chc " Ieadcrs and enter Ihe University Training high school at Fayctteville. where they may prepare themselves for thc freshman class. Parnell Will Attend Governors Convention Denton as editor-in-chief of the annual and \Voodroiv Fisher as business manager; the letter men of football who are seniors—Bob Burns, George Matthews. Joe Byrn Evans. W. C. Colston. I. O. Wcst- of Mississippi county east of Big Lake", and that "there is not n tesidrnl property owner within the district who is a subscriber lo th; Li.'Chvllle Blar or ever sees oj reads a copy of said pap;r." Fuilhcr. claim thc petitioners, lands in the district ore now taxed beyond their ability to pay and the imposition of an additional tax would be "confiscatory in effect" Thc assessed value of tl.Ofl? acres in the district is only S20G.G25. and benefits assessed against thc land are S1IC,M8 or approximately 53 per cent of its value, it is alleged. No benefit commensurate with the burden to be Imposed, it Is claimtd. will be received from thc district, which the petitioners claim, will use S44.000 derived from district taxes lo grade dirt, roads. Promoters of thc road improvement district contend that thc purpose of the district is to construct an ali-woathcr gravel road about nine miles in length from highway CI north of Blytheville to Gosnell and extended a miles northwest of that community. No action wilf be laken on the petition by Judfie Harrison un;il road district thc Icrm of court opening on July ajth. H may be advanced by aar-rcment hov.- cvcr. Colorado Derailment. LA JUNTA, Colo., May 30 (UP)— A speeding Sanlc Fe passers"' was killed when he jokingly refus- .-ain was deliberately wrecked three j ed to obey the bandit's orders. The LAKE PARK. Minn.. May 30. (UP)—Two nervous bandits who held up a poker party today shot two men who walked in during the robbery, killing one and seriously wounding the other. Helmer Anderson. 35, Audubon, nilus west of Fowler today. Scores narrovvly escaped death as the locomotive and several cars were derailed. Investigation revealed that tie piates had teen emoved from thc rails. Apparrnt- ly Ihe wreckers sought to run the train Into water at the junction other members of the poker party said he must have tliought It was a practical joke. Constable Severt Ebeltoft was shot through the neck and lungs when he was attracted to the scene by thc shooting. The game was at the home of Alvln Aure. Eight men were play- ipecd for First 100 Miles . Belter Than That for Same Distance Year Ago SPEEDWAY. Indianapolis. Inrt.-, lay 30 1UI')—Billy. Arnold, Chi- aao, 1W30 winner, continued to asu. 1030 winner, continued "to Irst 100 miles In the 10th annual .Icmorlnl Day Aulo race. • ' Ills time was 57 minutes. 16:01 econds, an average of 1M 713 'miles hour, as compared with lost ear's average of 103.773 fo'l" the. nme dl.slance. . ' • SPEEDWAY, Indianapolis, Ind., •: ,lny 30. <UP)~Averagmg '108.41 nllcs per hour, more than three • hree miles per hour faster Lliau'• asl year, Billy Arnold, 1030 chanf-. iton, held thc lead at the end; of • he first 50 miles In the 500-mile auto race here today. ' • ' He wa-s trailed in- the order latnctl by Billy Cumniings, Paul lost. Shorty Cantlon, Deacon, TAtz, Russell Snowbcrger, Fred Frame, Ualpli Hepburn, Frank Brlsco and W. It. Gardiner. Arnold's time for the first. 50 miles is 3? 1 minutes 18.73 seconds. The first'accident o'ccurrcd.wr>en •tarry Biuchei In a Bulclicr special lost control oil the sixth lapMind went over thc wall at the northwest turn. His car wns wrecked nut neither Butcher nor his mechanic' Ray Yc.ager was InjurOil. . - Former Local Cafe Proprietor Succumbs in Hotel at Memphis. The train was number C out of ofjhe Arkansas and Chlcosa riv- j il)g po kcr 'jnortly after midnight when the two bandits entered. One bandit grabbed thc money on the Kansas City for Denver. It was , ablc wn , |c thc o(hcr senrchcd „ imported the train «as Uavehn g ; kcts of tnc mcn Thcl . more than GO miles per hour when ... . -.. it struck thc weakened rails. It was loaded with holiday crowds. L'ntrineman George Lamont suffered a crushed leg as the locomotive toppled over on its side. A negro woman was the only other person aboard thc train injured. A relief train was sent out from . • - ?> " thc hw "" s °" during brook ' ne » Gordon. LITTLE ROCK, May 30. (UP) — Governor Harvey Parnell left today for French Lick, Ind., to attend thc annual convention ol gov- ' Arizona. (UP) — A candidate for citizenship at a naturalization class here had ncvev lictrd of George Washington nnd Insisted that "Al Smith" was the Frank Luckett, R. A. Nelson jr., J. IW. Rayder, captain, and Don ...__„_„ Smith, manager; girls of the has- jnrsl""pr«Wtnt" o7""the "'united ketball team winning letters who stales. He knew, however, that are members of the class-Misses Herbert Hoover is the present pres- Gendren. Orinc Hutchins and idcnt Johnson. | L ilosical Numbers Given ernors 'which opens Monday. The chief executive was accom-1 panicd by Mrs. Parnell snd Col.] and Mrs. Charles S. Garrett. Members of the girls' quartette, [Misses Brlscoe, Worthington, othus •-j i Bracken and Grace Elllolt sang a New Receivers Named for McGill Rice Milt ROCK Mav 30 Miss Briscoe rendered vocal solo, the Invocation was the Arkansas Rice Growers Coop- by thc Rev. P. CJ. Roric. pastor of| ' the First Methodist church, and Ihe a! Rev. Alfred S. Harwell, paslor of the First Baptist church, pronounc-1,, , ., ed thc benediction. -living cteir 'choose lei from n materialistic < along with the thought that all have the power to vvlts llls Pueblo to pick passengers. up the stranded Train Hits Trailer HAMMOND. Ind., May 30 (UP) -Two men were killed, today when Monon passenger train struck thc trailer of the truck they were driving from Elkhart. Lincoln. Nebraska. Ind.. lo Five Killed at Crossinj BERNE, Ind., May 30 (UP)—Five persons were killed here today when Iheir automobile was struck by a passenger train The d< were Mr. nnd Mrs. Charles Omar Miller nnd three of their eight children. Witnesses said that Milter drove on the tracks at about -55 miles per hour, apparently not scHng the train because of a string of box cars. searching the last man Anderson entered and laughed at the bandits* orders and was shot. The two men on their way out ran Into the constable. He ordered them to stop and they shot him. American and His Wife Start World Air Tour HESTON Airdrome. England, May So (UP)—diaries H. Day, Aincrrltyan ilyer-mventor. accompanied by his wile, left early today on a flight around the world. .Mr. and Mrs. Day. who are from Rldgcwood. N. J.. slart'.d for the continent. They planned to niakc a llesurely tour of Europe and Asltv in their small single motored airplane which Day designed and built. •nge to the graduates cy begin their life's work In channels. "Thc present age dloflsc {he ldMl|5ll ' C «" Today 5 _ 1 crntlvc Association, and V. C. Pet- As Is the custom all graduates; » ln tne idealistic view faith, vir-' PRAIA Cap- Verde Ishnds May \ tie. Little Reck, have teen appoint- «'ore caps and gowns. j,.., mUfnce , rlilitonnsn^, ,,,H jr. mm ..¥?,' C J?™,J . rJ v Hue. patience, tio, Little Reck, have teen appoint cd co-receivers of the McGill rice • Dr. Dlehl used "Materialistic" nnd | truth'arc those IhtngsVobc mill at Stuttgart, one of the Inrg- j 'Idealistic" as the two viewpoints! sidered—those things which n ril in the touthwfst. I In life. That we see every thing (count most of all." and 30 (UP1—Thc Dornicr DO-X, ^; which had been planning a (light 'callyjto Brazil, arrived here tcdny from | Portuguese Africa. Lynch to Explain Bank Code at Fort Smith FORT SMITH. Ark.. May 30 <UP)—Bankers from seven northwestern Arkansas counties will gather here Tuesday ID discuss the new slate banking code recently adopted by the Arkansas Bankers Association. The code will be explained by B A. Lynch, of Blythcvilic. president of the state association, and R - E. Waltc, of Li!t!e Rork. secretary. imlly n living rather than an op portulty to earn n living. And th equally specious claim that hire representatives of a hundred mil lion people can do better than th l*ople themselves, in thinking and planning thclr dally life." I With increasing complexity of economic life. Mr. Hoover continued, thc individual must preserve his independence from the "deadening restraints of government" yet the government must equally protect the individual's freedom "assure his fnir chance, his equality of opportunity from the encroachments of special privileges and grcc dor domination by any group gr class." Mr. Hoover referred to his own nnxictlcs in discussing the parallel between thc present situation nnJ the dark winter which Washington spent here in camp, the hopes of the revolution at low ebb, Washington's own popularity at its lowest, with Intrigue afoot aimed at taking him from command. A N'cw Valley Forje "Thc AnierlcriL people are going through another Valley Forge at this time." Mr. Hoover said. "To each and every one of us it is ai. hour of unusual stress and trial. You have each one your sprciil cause of anxiety. So, too. have I. The whole nation is beset with difficulties Incident to a world-wide: depression." But he 'predicted the country would emerge from its trial will greater knowledge of Its weakness which would result in improving the nation's slrcngth. tic said we arc still fighting our war of independence. "Sirens still sing the song of the easy way for the moment of difficulty," Mr. Hoover said, "but thc common sense of thc common mail, the inherited tradition of an Independent and self-reliant race, the historical memory of Americans who glory in Valley Forge oven as they glory In Yorktown—all these tell til thc truth for which our ancestors fought and suffered, the truth which cchor.<; upward from this soli of blood and tears, that the way ,.,,.._, to the nation's greatness Is the path gates disclosed that fire insurance of se ]f- r cliance. independence, and Three Dk In riane MADISON, Wis., May 30. (UP) — Three men who started to Indian- • npolls by airplane to st c thc auto- ; ; mobile races there were killed to-' * day when their plane crashed nnd caught flrc at . thc . Madison air- . port. . . The dcarf arc Lawrence M: Flsch-" nlch, 30, pilot. Edward Aiiftrce, 2G,' snd Ed Brlcby, 1C. They had turned back to the. airport because of^a -low fog which' • made visibility uncertain. Thc plane dove into the field at a sharp an- , Ule before Ffschnlch could straighten-it out. MEMPHIS. May 30. <UP>—Hiram P. Marshall, for many years the operator of a cafe and a logging business at Blythoville. Ark., died yesterday in a downtown Iwlel here. He was 52 years old and had retired from business nnd moved to Memphis two months ago. Hotel guests licard groans about 10 o'clock and called Mrs. Anna Spurgln. housekeeper, who found him writhing on the bed. When H. W. nrake- man. manager, reached the room, he was dead. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. J. C. Aldcrson. Monette. Mo., two sons. Lee antt Claude Marshall of New Mexico, and three brothers. The body is held here pending completion of funeral arrangements. Insurance Agents Discuss Fire Losses in Arkansas HOT SPRINGS. May 30. (UP) — Several hundred delegates attending the 31sl annual convention of the Arkansas Association of Insurance Agents In thclr closing session today discussed fire losses incurred In Arkansas after being told yesterday that damage from conflagrations In this state were excessive. Figures submitted to the dele- Union Pending Between Newspapers at Kennett KENNETT, Mo. — Negotiations , leading toward a merger of Ken* nett's two newspapers, the Dunklih. Democrat and the Dunklin Co;mly News, are well advanced, and defl- wlthin u few days. ' ' The News has been In financial difficulties, nnd most of its mechanical equipment was to have bceu sold under a mortgage Inst Monday. An oifer of purchase of stock in the News company was mndo by t!:e Democrat, providing for an assignment of the mortgage against the News plant, and this has bsen accepted by most of the stockholders in thc News. As soon as It hns been accepted by Hie others the deal will bc closed. In Ilic meantime thc News has suspended publication, and its sub-, scription list has been taken over by thc Democrat. Mrs. Mary Glenn Dies at Home Here, 'Aged 85 Mrs. Mary Glenn, 85, mother ot the late W. E. Glenn, succumbed at her home, 111 East Ash street, at •1:20 o'clock this morning. Mrs. Glenn Is survived by her daughter. Mrs. A. .J. pipkin" with whom she made her home. The deceased had lived In this city for 22 years. Her son, the late W. E. Glenn, operated the first drug store here and owned considerable . property here. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at Henning, Tenn. Funeral plans are in charge of the Cobb Undertaking company. companies operating In Arkansas In 1930 paid 41.30 In losses for every premium dollar collected. steadfastness In times of trial and slress." Mr. Hoover emphasized America's ~,. . , T ••»•,* »uu« v» i tikt/.iaoii.<;u run LI ILU a , L , u dR1 l ni " tins *'" closc ' duty now Is to meet thc test of Val- tonlght with the election of officers. Foreign War Veterans ley Forge In terms ol peace. "We, loo, fire enduring suffering and we are assailed by temptations," he said. "We. too. are wrlt- Ing a new chapter In American hls- Decorate Davis Grave i tory - I£ wc wealtcn . »s Washington did not. we snail be writing the In. ... ,' . „ troducton to thj decline of Atnerl- A cornmltlee from the Veterans; can cnaracler nnd Ulc fa)1 of Amcr . , , F °rP' 8n .. Wa !. s :," iaJdc ." f> , O l_°:|f"n Iwtltutions. If » t are itrm I, as were Wnshing- " of Herman Davis, War hero, at noon today. A brief devotional was conducted at the monument M miles west of here on the Herman Daur. highway. : nnd World lne tne WEATHER ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy, cooler; Sunday generally fair. According lo the official weather observer, Charles Phillips jr., the maximum temperature here' yester day was 89 degrees and the minimum 65 degrees, cloudy. Today a year ago the maximum temperature was 72 degrees and the minimum 50 degrees, clear. President Hoovc-r returned by train to Washington today after his Val- I **.., &u45\; Alcmorial MA) ^uuiu^o. The president and his party glorious epoch In nation's pro- motored directly to Ihe White gress." Hoover Returns Home WASHINGTON. May 30 (UP) — House where Hoover was expected to spend the week-end Instead or going on lo his Rapidan river camp In Virginia.

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