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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 1, 1931
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Served 6j/ i/ie United Press BTSTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL, XXVIII—NO. HOM EDITION Blytheville Courier, BJythevIUe Herald, BljthevlU* Dally News, MlMiMlppl Valley Leader." El STUCK DIES Services (or Widely Known Planter Held Here Today; JBurial at Memphis Brief services were held the Cobb chapel here this morning for Edgar A. Stacy, 07, widely known Doll planter, who succumbed al his home, ten miles southwest of this city, Sunday morning. Last rites will be conducted at the grave In the family lot in Elmwood cemetery, Memphis, this afternoon. Mr. Stacy was well known thru- out the delta section of the tri- states. He was born In Wllkcs county. N. C., but moved to Mem- u!ii.i as a boy and grew to manhood In that city. He later moved to Booneville. Miss., and was there associated with Thomas Allen of Memphis and John C. Latham ol New York In.the operation of a large cotton plantation. In 1014 Mr. Stacy purchased a tract of land in Crittenden county. Ark., which became known as the Stacy plantation. Tn 1923 he moved to Dell, near this city, where he resided until his death. The-deceased was of the Episcopal communion. He had many friends throughout this section and Memphis where he was well known. He was widely read and a familiar figure for many years ir Memphis circles. The services this morning were conducted at' 10 o'clock with the Rev. Marsh M. Callaway of the First Presbyterian church officiating. The Rev. Alfred Loaring-Clark will officiate in the services at Memphis this afternoon. The following served as pallbearers at the services here: Tom Martin, E. M. Woodard. Dr. J. A. I.uck- ett, B. J. Gill. C. M. Gray and B. S. Simmons. The deceased is survived by his widow. Mrs. Elizabeth Stacy; a son Edgar A. Stacy of Deli; three daughters, Miss Augusta Stacy Piedmont. Calif.; Mrs. William Fox Oakland and Chicago; Mrs F W Bmiley, Walnut Creek, Call!.,'and a sister, Mrs. J. H. Sims, Newman Georgia. ARKANSAS. MONDAY, JUNE i, Grey Clad Vets Plan to Continue Annual Reunions MONTGOMERY, Ala., June 1, tUP>—March of the grey-clad Confederate veterans will continue. As the old soldiers rcsistered here today for then -list reunion to begin tomorrow they were indignant over report.'! calling the Montgomery reuniin of the last niuslerlng of the army of the south. "Our next reunion will be held n Washington," announced General Harry Rene Lee, adjutant general of the U. C. V., just before h left ^Nashville lor Montgomery, 'and." he told a newspaperman, "if your grandson is :i reporter he'll be writing stories about SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Dakota Storm Wrecks "EmpireJBuilcler" $300 Damage by Fire at Glencoe Early Today Fire originating in the kitchen of the Glencoe Grill early tlu's morning resulted in damage estimated at S300 before the blaze was extinguished. The loss was covered by insurance. The damage was confined to the kitchen equipment'of the cafe. The blaze was halted by city firemen. Woman Is Convicted By An All-Woman Jury WASHINGTON. Pa., (UP)—The first all-woman jury in Washington county demonstrated that It could be as fair as a jury of men in dispensing justice. Mrs. Josephine Wozolck was complaining witness against Joe Fabis in an assault and battery case. A jury of 12 men found the man guilty. A few minutes later Mrs. Wo- zolck was herself defendant in another caa?, charged with violation Jonesboro Concerns Need Not Pay Privilege Tax Chancellor Rules. Chancellor J. M. Fiitrell at Para- iould Saturday decided in favor of two Jonesboro firms In their attack on the privilege licence code of the town of Leachvillc. The chancellor held llial the ordinance did not apply to the types of business conducted by th? plaintiffs. Trucks operated 'by the plaintiffs, the Jonesboro Coca Cola Bottling company and the Auto Parts company, were not peddlers, the Chancellor held. The Jonesboro firms attacked the ordinance in a chancery action after their truck drivers had been arrested for operating in Leachville without payment .of licenw fees in compliance with the ordinance. It is .not known whether the Chancellor's decision with effect the validity of the entire license code. Adams and Lamb, Jonesboro at-1 icrneys. represented the plaintiffs and Neill Reed, Blytheville lawyer, the defendant town. Bill Sweat Loses Eye in Accident at Garage BIJl Sweat, ^••a.i'p'vnn and mem- ber'of the Biyiiievilli! fire department, will probably retain the use of his right eye despite an accident Friday which destroyed his left eye and temporarily blinded him. Mr. Sweat was using a chUel 0:1 a piece of-steel in his garage on North Second-street Friday morning when a splinter of ir.c metal struck him in the left eye, destroying it and apparently affecting nerves leading to the- other eye. Blinded, lie was taken to the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat, hospital at Memphis. Members of his family said today that he was regaining the use of his right eye find physi- Cavries Protest at Closing of Catholic Cluhs lo Embassy at Rome. VATICAN CITY, June 1. lUPi-- Edsvard I/. Hearn, Dos'.on. director of the Knights of Columbus in Europe, went to the U. S. embassy here this afternoon to agiiinsl the closing of Knrsh'.s of Columbus playgrounds In Rome by Fnscis orders. "I am going to demand simple Yankee Justice." he said. "I IIHVC not made an appointment wiUi the ambassador, trusting that some one will receive me." "This Is a matter for action of the American government." Hearn said. "If the United States does not a<rt this situation will not l>e en:lrd. Tli'e police without warning or reason requested papers and books at San Lorenzo field, locked the ga!c and kept possession of the, key. "When I learned the police had closed San Lorenzo field T ordered Uio five other Knights of Columbus fields closed, including the new field for women near the Vatican. I even closed my office until the embassy finds out under what legal authority the government sequestered American property. We have no connection whatever with the Azione Cathollcn." ROME. June 1 (UPi—Premier Benilo Mussolini was belatedly informed today of secret plans by Rome University students to hold a huge demonstration against the Vatican. Mussolii'i i;nmcaiatcly ordered the demonstration abandoned, n had been planned for Ruslicucci Square adjoining St. Peter's Square and commanding a full view of the Vatican. It \vas announced officially Mussolini's order disbanding the Catholic young men's clubs had been put into effect through- 1 out Italy without untoward inci- Struck by a terrific tornado, as It sjicedins; Kmml Chicago, the Empire Uulldei-, crack train of the Great Northern Hallroad, was lowed off the irnrks and wrecked five wore killed and more thuii SO injure:! miles south of Faigo. N. o. The biicsaje coach ,vas pitched 110 fcfl from Ihe 'IVn rails. FLASHES STOCKS SM1MI* SIIAUIM.Y NI-\V YORK. June ! (VI 1 }— Hundreds of mlllhms of dollars wt-rr uliitllrd fiuni market, valuations Lmluy nil I ho stork rNclunKP uilli prlrcs mukinjf the widest Inssi'.s of any session IJiIt Tin; rail runt rtvcrrtjfo broke to tin- lnwi i i-t level -sliu-r June, JJ nnd On- Industrial nvrjgc tu Ittw luw .since May, ll)£ft. Trading [ilrkrtl uii . In voiniur «H the di 1 - cllm* it nit \\i\* Uih imisl Mr live slm:e Aiidl. r.\l,l. DKMKI) Ki:Vl!E WASHINGTON, JUMP I lUI'l — The ?u|:ri']!i? i-curf today to Rr.iiil foimrr sfrrrl.try uT Hie i'ilur A1l»Tl II. Full :i rovlcu his trial and emivMlon fnr ltiR received ullr^rd brllrs In uu'llon uHh Hie Erasing of tin- Hills im-nl all ron-vc tn 1C. Another Member of Merchant, Marine 15STOSI clans were confident of saving it. U. S. Flyer Postpones Congressman \V. j. Driver- Delivers Annual ment Address. Coin- LINESJEflGED Bi$i New Company Will Operate 120 Planes Daily Over 6, II0 Miles. CHICAGO, June 1. (UP)—The largest air (inns]K>rt company 111 ll:t! world WHS established • today with the consolidation of four u! s. MiU'.s which operate n total of planes dally over 0,110 miles of Improved airways. ' Announcement of the merger was made by P. U. Rcnlschl'jr, president of the United Aircraft a Transport, corporation. The four companies involved are National Air Transport, Boeing Air Transport, Varney Air Lines, and Pacific Air Transport,. , ; V The new corporation { will be known as United Air Lines.Mls general offices will be In Chicago. P. G, Johnson will bo president. The combined air lines will handle CO per cent of the mail contracts. SMITH CASK 8KNT HACK TO SYNOD MOXTItKAT, N'. C... June 1. (Wl — Tlir r.iii« of Dr. Hay Wntson Smith, pastor of the Second l*res- riUn tlmri'li of l.lttlr Kotk, Ark., (iirf.iy ft^is < Ami back to (tie svnoil of ArkunSii!i for unotiicr hearing In tin nctlone taken today hy Die gciKTttl assembly of the 1'rnlijrlerl.iii I'hurch In tile. United Sliilcs, m>u' In annuul .sc*$lim here. Automol)iles Responsible for Over Half of.Week''..v! lincl Fatalities. •..:'•:• CHICAGO. June 1. (UP)—More 't limn 180 persons died violent djaliis ; 'j In the United States during the..:^ crush and uxcllemont accompany-: '.';>; Ins the double holiday Hint result- • ccl from Memorial <lny falling 0 ». ; .'j a week-end. , , -s o: these more than halt were •'.{ Illcd in automobile wrecks. Swim- ;. ^ ling holes niu! airplanes took their '. oils. There were also llic Incvlt- . We holiday shootings. Severn! were . y illcd In frenk accident^. • •. .- ' «s NASIIVII.U:, Trim., June • t. H)l'»— A. II. nroartbrnt, Cl:irks- vlllf, wus elerlctl speaker nf 'tlie Tennessee senate today Hllhout a dissenting vote. . llroailbcnt polled 24 voles and nine members registered as present and not voting. OSCEOLA, Ark, June l.-Rep- h resentative \V. J. Driver of Osceola delivered . the- commencement address before a crowded auditorium at the Osccola High School Friday evening when diplomas were presented by W. W. PrewiU, president of the school board, to fifteen graduates. Last of a SlC.MO.OfiO series of four sister ships to be launched within. I ten months [it Camdi'n. N. J., Uw Excamblon of the Export Steam-1 , ship Corporation here is ihown sliding down the I of carrying 6030-ton cargo and 152 first-class e put inio service between New York lilack Sea ports. \vnys. capable ; r I',- ->n pi r\ passengers. It will Loi1cl lUOn Dad UOCtOVS and Mediterranean nnd Let's Pull Together SABISHIRO BEACH, Hondo Island. Japan, June 1. (UP)~Cap- of the liquor laws. A jury of women convicted the woman. 12 Closing Stock Prices A. T. & T 159 Vi Anaconda Copper 21 3-6 Auburn H2'.i Caterpillar Tractor 22 Chrysler H Cities Service 10 3-8 Coca Cola 136 3-8 Continental Baking — 0 5-8 General Electric 36^i General Motors 31 5-8 Montgomery Ward IGK New York Central 73!i Packard 5 5-8 Radio Corp 14 Simmons ' 11 3-8 Standard of N. J 32 Texas Corp 19 U. S. Steel 83« tain Thomas Ash. former U. S. army flyer, announced today he was temporarily abandoning his projected non-stop trans-Pacific flight to Seattle. Wash. Ash said he would seek a nev; plane and make another attempt. His decision followed failure to gel his rebuilt monoplane otf the ground here because it was over- oaded. The valedictory adrdess wns de. llvered by Rnmelle Weinberg, who | was also winner this year of the i Balfour bronze medal presented A<> .annually to the senior chosen Attempt I jointly by the student body and faculty as the most outstanding member of: the graduating class. The medal-was presented Friday evening as a part of the coin- New Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS. June I. (UP) — Colton closed quiet. Open High July .... 857b 857 Oct 890 890 Dec 90S 911 Jan 919b 919 Mar 9«b 945 May Spots quiet a I 827, ofl S3. Low 842 814 896 912 930 Close 857 884 905 916b 939b 965 New York Cotton NEW YORK. Juno 1. (UP)--Cot ton closed steady, Open High Low Close ' 861 861 840 891 913 925 944 July Ocl. Dec. Jan. Mir. May .... 963 894 913 925 944 964 875 896 909 928 950 BpoU qi|!«t, «-«, ofl 20, 847 889 902 915 931 953 wo Slightly Injured in Grade Crossing Accident E. C. Kinncy of this city and Ed <orman of Memphis were slightly njurcd when their roadster collid- 'd with a Frisco motor-car at a ;rode crossing on Highway 18 just within the western city limits bout 1:10 p. Ri. Sunday. Norman suffered several cuts and bruises and Kinney s slightly cut by broken glass. The aulo was dragged a shorl distance by the motor-car, which was traveling at a slow rate of speed, when the occldenl occurred. mencement program. The salutatory address was ds- livored by'Beatricc Rose and other numbers on the program included a vocal so!o by John Atkinson and a piano solo by Bonnie Jean Driver. Members of th? class besides the | valedictorian and saiutalorian were ifi'y Brinklcy, Fannie Lucy Howell, Mary Josephine McGrezor. Nell Turner, Helen Toole, Lillian Florida, Rose Rubenstein, Laverne Schurlock, Robert Chiles. Joe Bowen. Jettie Driver, Guy Rubcnstciii and Howcll Thomason. CHAMP CATERPILLAR CATCHER FLORENCE, Ore (Ui 1 )— Shirley Wisdom is the champion caterpillar catcher of Florence high school. In competition with several other students she caught 204 pounds of caterpillars. The lotal catch was about 437 pounds. Statistical-minded individauals estimated they would reach 39 miles, if placed end to end. I>eaf, "Hears" By Fcfl MEMPHIS. Tennessee. lUP) — Lcngine Bennett, an automobile mechanic here .wliosa prowess at adjusting motors is the envy of his friends, is deaf and luips the motor by putting his hand on the cylinder" block. Brazil Bud jet Rrady RIO DE JANEIRO. Brazil (UP) — An announcement from the treasury department said that Brazil's new oglclal budget Is finally prepared and probably will] receive the approval of Provisional President Vargas early next mor^h. Teaching Popular MEMPHIS, Tenn.. (UP) — A pal! of 37 seniors at Southwestern, coeducational college here, revealed more than one-third would teach school after graduation, eight were undecided, and one was frank enough u> admit he wanted to •loaf." Vet Assessed SI,500 For Do? He Hasn't OKLAHOMA CITY, (UP)—A disabled war veteran of Depew, Okla., believes county officials arc playing a game with him In his tax assessments. He outlined his complaint In a letter lo Attorney General J. Berry King. "They n«£sscd me for a dog at $1500 and an electric washer. "I didn't own cither one. "And afler she was through (referring lo the deputy assessor) she told ine Ihere was a SI fine for failure to assess. "I paid her the last dollar I had In my pocket. "Now I want to know. Mr. King, whether lhat Is the. law or Just a game lhat county ot nclnls arc playing wllh me." \ftrr losing his horses during the winter, and falling to have enough money for a new team. Stanley Frako-.iski, 65-year-old armer of St. Clairsville, O., rigged up this novel pair. It is corn- posed of an old gray mare and n Jersey bull. His seven-year-old son guides Ihe plow while Frakouski coaxes the odd it through his fields. Say Following Automobile Accident. COVIN'GTON. Tenn,. June 1. (UP)—Condition of U. S. Senator Kenneth McKellar was reported "bad" by his physicians today fol- • lowing an automobile accident yesterday in which ho suflcrcd fractured ribs, cuts nnd lacerations. Physicians said his heart action wns irregular and that he slept little during the night. It was dei citied to remove him to n Memphis ] hospital today. Senator McKcllar suffered two fractured ribs, severe lacerations and bruises and his companion and driver, Andrew W, I,awo. Memphis coal man, was more severely hurt in the accident which occurred when the automobile skidded from the highway while cnroutc to Dyersburg. The Tennessee senator was hurrying to Dyersburg to deliver a Memorial Day address. II DEPP Murder Indictmc)(V'.,Wil ! Be Sought Against White Haired Chicago Woman CHICAGO, June 1. (UP)—D3ath nf. 19 relatives and friends of Mrs Margaret Summers were investlgat cd today by authorities compllln evidence lo U-pr.'Vwntert tfi.Aiernri jury with n request that murde cliiviics b« icliirnrd against til 1 white-haired woman. • Four of the deaths were cnnsei by arsenic poisoning, a coroner' jury . held after bodies were ex humed and examined by medlca experts. C. Wayland Breaks, asslslan state's attorney, suld .cvidenc showed .several others died '"mys terlously." Mrr., Stunmcr.s was accused - o causlnii. the four, deaths, to collect Insurance money. Her husband, a nephc'.v. nnd two roomers nt her home were the victims named. They died within the last three years. Four other husbands, a lover, two brothers nnd a small daughter were nmong the fifteen others who died mysteriously, according to a statement made to prosecutors by Mrs. William Mi stepmother. Negroes Killed nl Crwslnx '. LITTLE ROCK, June W tUP)— ".•*. Drownlnes and niitonioulle acci- ,.•: ients claimed four lives and re- : ullcil In 11 iwrspns b*ing.injured,- : 'V, IK seriously, In Arkaneas over the A vcek-cnd. .- ' ,'', . . '-i John and-Leo Spencer, and Wll- 'fi Ic, Harris, all negroes; \vere : _in-. ,-^ lantly killed yesterday-nffernbon -V he axitomobllc In which Ihsy.were :• Wing was struck by.a Rock Island : mssenecr tvaln 11 miles from Lo- loke. .• , - •; Ting BraUfbrd, 4, drowned - last. . light In Totean river near Fort'"-' Smith. The boy had been, playing . on the and slipped Into , : ' the water. His father, n nshevman, recovered the body. Seventeen members o( p a.Sunday school picnic parly'.'were'Injured .i when the truck in which they wore ; Vldlng overturned live miles north of Heber Springs. ?lvc were pain|-.. fully hurt, suffering broken arms: •" and legs, but none/ Is beloved to'. be In' a critical condition. • ' - The'drlvcr, EldrlUcj.Bryant, said- the brak'cg on thc.mick Tailed-to , hold, causing it to turn over at the bottom of a steep hill: Texas P.eports Nierves 0. K. In Spite of Ban, 'LE HAVRE, France, June I. (UP) —Texas Oulnan, saddened, bul not S'fTt'df fnnte;l by. .the ihhospitjilJlIity 'of' fraricd ' 'id' J fitr..'unaT,ftoi i !''lIliTb cirls." wuitcd in a ramshackle hotel today' for fin^l word from Paris whether she and her trounc can of- • firi.iHy enter the country. Miss Guinon 'indignantly denied she nas suffering a neryous breakdown. Shn said she played poker until midnight. "t .should have a breakdown." the entertainer said. "I couldn't even draw a pair of deuces." team to pull Chicago Boy, 15, Held for Killing Policeman CHICAGO. June 1 (UP)—Garner Corry, 15. jui:|or high school student who killed Patrolman Edward Smith when he was caught trespjissln.; in a school bulldinj. wns held to the grand jury on murder charges today. Corry sat stolidly b':side his brother, Earl. 12, and Scluiyler Pearson. IG, as the coroner's jury reported Its verdict that the slay- inj of Smith constituted a capital crime and foil nil Earl and Schuyler guilty as accessories. Thieves Obtain $20 from Robinson Drug Company Robinson Drug company, -3CO West Main street, was entered by thieves sonic lime late Saturday night or early Sunday morning and approximately S20 in change removed from an open cash register. Entrance to the drug slore was gained through a skylight in .'the rear of the bui'.dii;;. The in- tiuders apparently were conU?hl Want slo Die High Hatted In City Dump Sun Baths at Harvard CAMBIt ID G E, Mlissachusclts. (UP)—Dartmouth wear shorls on Ihe campus, but Harvard undergraduates appear in them only on the roof of Claverly Hall, a dormitory. Clad in shorts, many Harvard boys are enjoying sun baths atop the b'.illdirV season. this Two Monopolize Town MONSE, Washington. (UP) — I The dozen or so resldenls of this ! village hid behind locked doors, t and the postmaster hurriedly !clos:d up shop when Bill Carden and Mose Cleveland Adit "Wild West." Kill itt'.A Mosc had Ihe , town to themselves until someone called the sheriff. to EL PASO. Texas. (UP) — Ail Elbaristo Alvlllar, 70, wants is a place to die. And he has selected the clly dump os Ihe place. Police have tried in vain to oust him from the small piece of property to which lui claims title. When the city began dumping refuse on Hi: placo. they lold Alvlllar he would have to move He offered (o tell the land, bill the city was unable to b:iy because another man. II. W. Pontius, also claimed title to the land. In a suit of forcible detainer decided against him in Justice Court. Pontius sought lo force AlvllEar to ; move. Alvillar has appealed to' County Court at Law. Alvillar take only mo:t:y as no mcr- cllngs to a laUerc d p lcc e of paper chandise was reported mkssing- Lost—One Gas Main; Finders Not Keepers STRATFOKD, Ontario. (OP) — Public Utilities Commission of- Sclals here find themselves in the same predicament as the man who lost a bass drum, once upon ft time. TheySve lost a gas main. According to R n-.ap of city gas mains, there should be one between Cobours and Water streets. However, when workmen dug for the main lo connect it lo a new house, no mr.ln was to te found' Now they arc usins an electric dcteclor, which Is supposed lo find such lost articles o.s water Pipes, stwcrs and pas mains. which he claims is the deed As the city continued to dump refuse about his little home, the land all around Alviliar's home was higher than the roof. Across the Rio Grande river Is; the oM Guadalupe mission. ] "I am going to stay here, by Ihe grace of God," he says. "All I want Is lo be left alone here to end my days." Secret Plan-; for NPW Gun Reported Stolen WASHINGTON, June 1 (UP) — District of Columbia police were called to the office of the Automatic Guns. Inc.. in a downtown bulletins tcdnv to Investigate Ihe ' reported Ihefl of valuable secret nlans for a new tyne 'gun, said to be t!« latest'development in antiaircraft weapons. The cnmuany had been negoti- atlnc with the navy for a consid-; prabte period for the sale to the government of rights to certain anna nwuts and it was believed this eun was the "armament" involved in the ncgotiallons. Complete Mayan. Model for Chicago Exposition i NEW ORLEANS. (UP)— Two I young architects who accompanied Frans Blom. the Mayan explorer, to Yucatan on his last expedition,' have completed the model of the Uvmal Quadrangle.- to te repro^.yc- cd at the Chicago World Fair. Gerhard Kramer and HcrnJw Fair. Tulane University archi'.eois, spent several months with niosn and his associates nt Uxmal, in th? Interests of the World's Fair co:n- mlttec. and were commissioned lo comolete the plaster models. The quadrangle, ancient Mayan t-iTnpl'! group for Vestal Virgins, was reproduced in minute detail, on the seal? of cnc-etghth inch to the Jool. R.initer Hcllywocd Guard AUSTIN. Texas. (UP) — Homes of movie stars in Hollywood here- afler will be guarded by an honorary Texas ranger. James B. Windsor, operator of a private police palrol in the movie capilal, was given . n commission In the ranger force on a recent visit lo Auslln Imprisoned Toad Found NANTUCKET, Mass., (UP) — A normal, healthy hop-toad which apparenlly had been imprisoned for 21 years was freed here when a large cement wall under the house of decree C. Gardner was demolished. The toad is relieved "Now if this hat Jisst had a propeller. I wouldn't need a plane." raid Colonel William Easlerwood, millionaire Dallas. Tex., avltaton enthusiast and donor of the $25.000 prize for the Costc.-Bcllonlc flighl from Paris to New York, when ho doned this 40-gallon sombrero at Brownsville, Tex., r«- WEATHER to have got into the wall at the | cently. And, from the looks time the cement was laid in 1910. things, he's right. ARKANSAS—Fslr and wanner In west and central porllons: Tuesday fnlr and warmer. According to the official weather observer, Charles Phillips Jr., the maximum temperature here yesterday was 76 ' degrees and the minimum. ES degrees, cloudy. Today a year ago the 'maximum lem- percf.irc v;as 83 degrees and the minimum, M deqrc^s, el?*ri

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