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Served by the United Press BLYfHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST AHKANSA3 AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XXVIII—NO. 265 Blythevllle Daily News, BlythevlUe Herald, Mississippi Valley Leader. Slyllievllle Courier, m.vrnioviu.i-:, AUKA.NSAS, SATUUDAY, JANUAIIY aa, iu;is> SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS, , ST. FRANCIS LEVEES JUDGE ER1ITE ) Judiijc GravetU- Praisrd Death Came a Few Min- Trftnlc lo Judge W. D. Gravctte' "Cowards suffer a. thousand of municipal court, who succumb- deaths, but a brave nmii only one. cd suddenly yesterday, came from Donald Gravett: .suffered but one members of the local bar, his as- death. KOditcs for thirty years, friends in "Hypocrlles and pretenders as- pilvate life, and city officials to- say dross when subjected to ihc : dav. crusibal of time. About 54 years OlHV Student S Who PaS'i »«? Ado Sti-^Vo <vif Moyor Nel " Reod ' who Bnared of active life, during which hc| n ' , A , ' „,.„ n ' UlcS rtlier Oil one JUI-> an office sulla ,wlth Judge CSrav- was subjected to trials und storms fr>iv»rl WhiU in Prnirt '' eko ' alld llis o«ochte as a city and slre.ss he showed no dross ol icicu mini in v^uuii. : official, paid hlsjh tribute to Judge hynocrucy or pretense. No, there h 1=1,1 trmmr ' CravMte - was no show of drew or hypo- n e held tomor- -HIS loyalty, integrity and whole- ctaisv or pretense In Ihe makouv; effort to see that justlc.: was of W. D. Gravette. I as', rlt'js will i-.w tfUrnaon at held tomor- ' 2:M o'clock at the First Methodist cl-.urchfnrMim- me ted out in every Instance was \V. D. Oravette, 54. who succumbed a few minutes after he war, stricken by apoplexy whi!; piesiding o\er a court ses- rion lite yesterday. Judge Grave'.te, had been in .ill health for several years but death came unexpectedly. He hud tais- rd his h;md to administer the cuih to nltntsse.i in a ininur c^'.e in the police division cf municipal court when he was stricken with in unfinished wn'.snce on his lips. [ ; hy::icians were biimmonsd and Judke Oravette rushed frc.m the court, bench to a hospital bed where he died about 15 minutes Inter. Come Here 30 Years A»i> Judge Gravette had practiced law in this city since he came here 30 years ago as a young barrister to open his olllcc. He was one of the- mcst prominent members of the local bar and was also ac- tive'in politics, although he never oftict: himself until toe post few ' years. Judge Gravette was'appointed by the city council to fill out Ihe unexpire'd lerm of Gecfge \V. Barham as cily judge \vlKn Ihe lalter became judge of the county court in January, 1929. He was fleeted to the pobl in the 1929 municipal election without op- pos.tiorj, auu re-titcit-u \viuiu ; posltitn in 1931.'- With. th c . /. cion of municipal court here Judge A-I 'Qievette .'by •'virtue of his police vt\ court judfieship automatically v as. .• sum't*— duties of' 'the' new cbiir vhen it opened in January of thi« year. For a number of years Judge Gravette was associated with E. . Alexander as a member • of " the lav; firm of Alexander and" Grav utte. Later, alter 'the partner / ship was dissolved, they had of fices in the same suite in a Secont street building where Gravette ha conducted his business 'for many yeors^ •• Recently h Q has share, his ofiice suite with Neill Hesa deputy prosecutor and mayor, .an> Sam Manat't. . \ ' ' Native of IlarrlsVurg ;. Judge Gravette, son of Mr. an> Mrs. W. B. Gravette, 'was 'bor at ilarrisburg. Ark. He laugh school for several years in that; lo cBlity before coming here in 19C to begin the practice of law., married Miss Alma Olli Earrisburg, toon after he earn here. To this union, "were, boi three daughters. Delmar, Maviric and Beverly, all of v.hom, wit -their mother, survive. HO is also survived ' by on brother, Marshall Gravette of Har lisburg and' three sisters, Mr Clyde Lass'cll, Mrs. M. Frazier and Mrs. Fred Bradsher of Harrisburg. At 4 o'clock this afternoon the body will lie in state In the municipal courtroom at the city hall where it will remain until 7 o'clcck lonrght. The Rev. P. Q. Rorie, pastor of the First Methodist church ol which the deceased was a member will officiate at the services tomorrow. Interment will be made st Maple Grove cemetery. Active pallbearers will be: Nelll Reed. John Honey, Joe .Isaacs, Judge Zal B. Harrison, C. M. Buck and C. J. Little. Among the honorary pallbearers will be members of the; Blythe- vllle Bar Association. Others Til j be: Estes Lunsford, L G. Thompson, G. O. sallba. Ed Walker, P. Johns, E. M: Terry. Harry Taylor, A. D. Gwyn. Jack Robertson! W. D. Jones and T. J. Mahan'of Ely-. thevilie; J. T. Coston. ST., and Frank Barham. of Osceola; Tom Martin of Dell; Wlls Davis, Kenneth Raynor and Sam Coston of Memphis; Judge W. W. Bandy, Chancellor J. M. Futrell. William Maddox. Sam Bowen and J. A. Bradsher of Paragould; Bob Ward of Caruthersville; Nclll Killough of Wynne, and Stanley Hancock, ol Leachvllle. „ ulcd . Yes Bi his '•H,: was regarded by his friends ab | ene&S| ),j s understanding of and and bar associates as a .square sympat hy "for friends and those In shooter and was never found rid- , ess fortunate clrcumstancKi than ing the fence on any .issue, but h i msc j (p ,n combined to build up taking a solid,, positive stand. In a stronef reserve on the ballot sheet mv association with Judge Grav- 0( Life's Ledger. "Loyal, brave and g?nerous, with a mind that was strong and a heart was sound, and while on the bench and In the .harness, in ette as mayor, deputy prosecutor id attorney 1 have been in ac- ve contact with .him and found iat he dealt out justice fairly and Fees In Advance Will Be Admitted to Classes. «* of i, duty . as Muni- ^momarof m ^B,ythevU,e ^o, ^ he was called in the .r Association was E. Alexander, lor i by • years a of llfs to that Home in the House of Manv Mansions, prepared the foundation of the world. estimonial was read by Reprc- entative AlexarMcr In open court "Reared by parents who feared his morning and ordered spread God In the old school of Method- the circuit court record. It Ism, hs was taught from a child i to lay hold of the eternal verities, TESTIMONIAL-' TROM T1|E BLYTHEV1LIC BAR ASSOCIATION and though perhaps he wavered at times, he never lost sight of them. | "With each passing year we "Loyalty has , been defined, as realize that otter all this life Is :ie hall-mark . of a jreat soul, but a short journey In the bound- Our friend, W. • D. Gravette, who less cycle of time, and trusting in n vesterday afternoon, in the the Illimitable love'and mercy of winkle of an eye. answered the him who doelh all things wall we mal summons, was loyal. shall meet Donald Gravette again." board and the teachers lo operate t.onlvailiction P , „ racls ot Lase. Monday morning murks the op-j cnlug of a private school umbrivc- ln-4 the Junior and senior his''! schools. } The private school will lake owr 1 the work of Ihe public school which closed Friday because of lack of finances on the part of the Bly- thevilte Special School District. Tl'e new school taws pas'.Mi bv.the l"''l I'-'-'s'itnre expressly prohibit the directors of a school district from operating tho schools so as to K" into dibl during any school year more than the school was In deb; the previous year. For the current school year sufficient taxes were collected to operate nil schools one-hall . ot the term anil i the elementary . schools for second half. •Committee in (Jhurre i citizens committee composed of Dr. L. H. Moore, chairman. Mrs. B. A. Lynch, secretary, U. S. Branson, Oscar Alexander, V. G. Holland and Mrs. Byron Morse has made, arranrerr.ents with the school Tlu dazzling beauty of Hetty Ilyrd, EiiRland and America, Hoover ' • Signs. • : Measure Providing for $125,;. 000,000., Increase..,; .WASHINGTON,-' Jan, 23- : (UP>— President i.ppover.: today signed "a federal .land -bank.: bill authorlz- ng aii. Increase of. $125,000,000" in the capital of the farm, loa'^ tanks throughout-' the' 1 - colfnir»*•'•*" ''•' ; •The; president-in< sign ing; this leg- slation for farm relief .said: VI am glad_t9~.sign .the .-third-'.of our recqhslru.ction '.pleasures, 'that pro- vitllng ,for -additional .capital 'for. federal, land, banks. , It..will .do three things': first, re-enforce the credit of the' federal land, -banks system and. reassure investors in land batik tends; se;6(icl, enable banks to obtain capital for farmers; .at. 1 a._ reasonable rate; and third, above all, bring, relief and hope to many borrowers from banks who.have done their hones', best, but 'because of .circumstances beyond • Iheir .control have been unable to "make the grade." State Rests In Caw Agaiiut "frank Slayer" PHOEN'O:, Arizona, Jan/23 '(UP) -The state's case against Wiurm Ruth JurW; accused 'of the murder of Agnes Anne Leroi, moved on to a conclusion today. • Hoping to establish a record Jcr presenting - the .prosecution : in a majcr crime . case In - the west. JONES OUTFpNWE Kennett Advocate of High-* er. Corporation Taxes •Enters Race; ' ' KENNETT,..Mp., Jan. .23,-State Bepresenlativc Laiigdoh R. Jone£ of' this city,, advocate of equal school' facilities and collection of tax''from Missouri's intangible: .wealth in the last General Assembly,; yesterday announced ' his candidacy! for the Democratic nomination .for 'the state'senate, from this district: Formal announcement !was made by. Senator D. L. Bales of-.Shannon county who publicly declared that Jones was one of the outstanding members of the Ikfissouri legislature during the patt-two. terms. Jones, a life-long resident of Kennett, never held polilical- office previous to »28,' when he was the unanimous election for the Missouri legislature, running In both primary and general election without opposition. The same condition prevailed in 1930 when he 'was sent back. to a member of the State Sur- Vey Commission, with its recommendations for. equalized taxation and equal distribution of school funds throughout, the rural sections of the stale, Jones was. the outstanding advocate of the proposals and was cho:o,n to deliver an address on the subject before the 'Senate dur'ug that body's consideration ot the 1 proposed legislation •It was 'during that address that Jones uttered the notorious state- a private junior and senior high has all Vienna talking. Following school. This committee assumes | an easy victory In » beauty con- charee of the schools Monday mor-! lest, she has been . asked to pose. for n teen leading Austrian art- I s1 *. Including Frledrich Woyrsch Iamovls IOT )lls portraits ot beaHtl- ful TT n'Vr tt*p new arrangements pupils wlio do hot pay. the snbstrlp- "•i fees will not have the jv-lvi- ICRC of attending, the private school. The fee In the senior high school will be £21 for the semti- ter,'ov 19 for each six weeks-school term. The rate in the Junior hltrh Editor 'xylll.be 12+ rur,the serneidh; or $8 for 'each six weeks school term. .'.:,. The citizens school committee announced this morning that the fees will be payable for. the first she weeks wrlod iri advance. Clas cards will- be Issued to the students as their fees are oaid anil only these students' will be enrolled In the classes. Must Know Funds' Available. ,A.'number o( requests have been made to the committee to make the fee payments on a weekly basis, but the' committee fc'els that -it must be able to give assurance to the'teachers early next week that a certain number may be vised and th'at it will be able to pay certain salaries/ Tills would be impossible unless 'the committee has >hc funds on hand to assure the teachers th'at tfey will be pnld. Committees rrom the narent- teach.T assoclalions of Ihe Iwo schools are working on a loan fund wterebv it is hoped that those who desire to pay on a weekly basis may have their fees advanced the committee. This fund will be Tin: $100,uoo Klniulcr Mill of B. .1. UiAvmr ngivinsl II. A. Lynch will I* It) Ihc hands uf (lie Jury this nfUTiioon. Testimony In tbii cuse was oom- lilclrd shoilly ntler '2:;iO Ihls nf- uml u Urlet rccesn' wus lircpimitory to Ihu ments uf opiwslng council. Ti'.stlmony for Ihu plaintiff und Ihe t'.-ifense wnr, directly contra- illctm-y us to whether Mr, Lynch iisi-d the liinuuaiiv, 'Ttuit snnik- Ing. thlc-vlnx — J. Browne l» buck of He's already . stolen everything ira down there. I'm jolng t( put tho screws on him Monday," us ulli'geil In llw compliilnl, P. C. Doimlas, chief willies'! for tho plaintiff, testified that Mr. Lynch iL'i'd this language. In siicak- ng to him concerning Mr. Hrawnc. Witnesses for the ilafcnsc, .who i-uro In ttic FurmcrR Bank and rnist company tho aftcnioon of Saturday, March 1, when the lan- comptalned of Is alleged to :iavo licen M«d, testified that Mr. Lynch wns angry he used no Lynch Tritifle* In Ifenlal The defense, rested,Its case Ihln morning after Mr. Lynch, had denied making the statement concerning Mr. Browne alleged In the eomiiliilnt. He admitted that, ho HatesviBe Contractor M,iy Run for Governor llATESVII.l.K, Alt., J»u. n (UP) —A MOW 'imimt, (hut of Waller H. Di'iil.Min. iipiM-iiml on th ( . |x>)Ulni! liurlton 'nxluy us n iwsslblo camll- diilt- for tho lJcint)cr:iU^ ^ubC'rnii* lurliil noiiilnnllon ni-xl Aiigust. LiMlMiu, 11 |:nmltu'iH levee cmi- Imctor. diTlhii'd to urfirm or ilcny luportt hi- wns consldorlng enter- IQ'expi'fssinl tint Ix'llef lhat fnrinul n. ouiRrinonl v.mild be miidi- In he next lew days. IJtnlsoii tenmit promhii'iil din 1 n. Hit v,-.ir i.; o|>.>r.i';r of tlio . muiiK'me.M! ilqxisltx uwiv hW«. Is sill! reputed to Ix' one uf lariiust shlpjMJrs of iruinganese In uiu coutnry. FLU THREATS Threaten to Break STIEHTIB mm Barrier Soil ; at Lake On Little River; St. Francis Situation Critical. ' '•< Tin; si. Francis rlvrrv'r'rlslnif vlllly, \vns jwimilSng nt wiiikciiid ' :vcrs mirth ' und EoulhweU'.-ut • Kennelt. Mo., SS mllos northwest' uf lim. 1 . today while n shuntloij t uiincsl us critical «ls«d lit Bltf Luke QJI Llllje . R)ve'r,, i 16 " mile's • nest of Blvllievilje,V ". : .'.''.'--yi Levee crows*.fc«8«4 a.• desperate'I.'-; 1 5 buttle at half'a-'doaen places along : . ! ? the Missouri'bank' of; trie '•. St, : '-'•'§] KrancU with more .wntcr;.-expcc'jci ?;•' to coma on lop of i\ fool ! rtyc!-lrY .'^ M hours n-'jljlered nt 11" o'clock ' this morning, .- • . .-.' • ;';;• A soft loyee-oii. trie east-Bide of the Big 'Luk« basin of Mttls : Loose Again. aUEENWOODTMlM., Jan. 33 (U ViwrtT oSrotJiT'or 'T'sottUl River' wua btluif... fortmed. with' ; sandbags. Between '60 and 70 inch . worked nbnci!]y on thi> levee, mai'd-' mushy by rains. Briuklcy Bro- • ' '?)— Rain has swollen the Talla- .lalclilc nnd'Yiuoo rhera mid. flood .hreulH have broken out anew li: the district south, ol l»re. The ureater danger, engineers said, T.»5 in the neighborhood of Belionl ihert' the water Is step- Ing over the levees. Engineering districts are without funds and appealed for 40.000 surnl bags from the U. S. Army engineer corps at Washington through Mississippi congremnen. Rnln fall during the put 54 •'hours. Tlic fall extended from the was iinury nt Iho time, bill s«Ul headwaters of the' riven lo points that he wns not too angry (o'south of here, trie dike between Wealthy Denver Man, Held Captive, Asks : Wile to Pay $50,000. I . DENVEIt, Jnn. 23 (U£) — A 'raniic plea from Benjamin Bower, v.eallliy bakery uUlcinl, 'd'iruclliiii his wife 10 deliver $50,000 : ran- rom to ills kidnapers ttvo miles end of here at 1 l>. M. today warned Hint he "surely will be murdered" unless the demand Is njet. Revelation of (he leltcf; however, led to the belief the kldnnpcrn would not keep their appointment and inspired fear that Bower would be slain today. Bower's pica was made In a special delivery letter. Bower, CO, was atdncleO, iiom his homc_, by t\vo men Thursday night. The letter from him rcnil: "Dear Mary, Fod Ocd's sake send kiiow .what he .was .saying, and that he wag willing to accept .lull 'responsibility for what he'" said.- . Oilier 'defense •wHneise«/,ali of whom testified to hearing the conversation between Mr. Lynch and lWr.''Doualiis-im which thb' Wlt'ln' based, were Mtix Lcgnn, J.B.Olark; J. W. Adams nnd vV.J. Pollard, em- ployes of tlia Parm«r» ,B*nk and Trust company, of which Mr. L-ynch Is president, and J., 4 lJ>nt of Joncsborp, who was' |n the bank with Mr/Douglas rit the;. lime b! the alleged, remarks. All testified thiil, ' tiia,.lah|!ua|rc complained 'of was not uicil. ' '.".."..' " Wi'thcsscs for thi! plaint Iff ..were Mr. Douglas, 'Miss Verlle\Bnow, stenofTapHer In, the office of Mr. Douglas, and Mr'.' Browne." '•' Doujtliis I-lrsf WHntss p c ' noueliis.' the tlrst witness called 'uy llu- ylalirtlK, tcstlllcd hat Mr. Lynch made,' the' state- eiii on whlcli the suit »ns based. Tn response to questions by W. L=on Smith of plaintiffs counsel he told of going to the F»™" s Sank' and. Trust company with J. Q. Lane, who had Just been named receiver for Browne and Billings. "Lynch, Douglas said,', was cyl- wre arid Silver,City bordering the Yagoo river i« beiw the 'level 0! water. In'threi pfcwt;and>'ith- otlt thousands -of MtMl'--biip'~re- inirs will bo Impossible. Tcliulo a . vIlliKC near,, Bclzonl, ;'two feet \iinler. water."and a dz^n more' will ih»; Illuly i noodcd. J. S. ctsul gnart(>bo«U reported' llmt Kir-enitr^ency ! - l cM*S-''hlMl been cared for temporarily. Robert Doiidy,' director ofireller W6r)(ifor the R«d Grots, reported •t.odp were being cared for'ih : the flood arta: : '. .'• the $50,600 rnnsom. and well and have, H th am not ow oe murdered. County Attone;- Hoyd. Andrews , rhent given wine pwblicity In St started this nio/ning. to wlno! lip Louis and Kansas City that if the evidence, the first of whhb'was ]' metropolitan corporations desired presented Th-rsday. . • . ' • to move because of increased taxa- Soon Sayi Rep«rt RUSSELLVILLETXrk™ Jan. 23 (U L7? 10 , PC °P ! « Exchange bank which closed a month' ago after " T , , John W White, a mm&r.'ot. the tion they could, so far as the "move Hell." board of directors, said today _• A group of Fort Smith business 1 men were reported ready to take ' Ben May* Indicted by Harrison Grand Jury HARRISON, ."Mfc »n. _« IUP) organization. Use of Railroad Line by Another h Recommended • ^oi^Ed" Mays." prominent P»rt Of its fr« P "n^' "*"' *&?' * 6S UIld " " ««k .01 us -trosen grand Jury Indlclme the way lor-a're- ing grand larceny leased under bond. 'The Indictment grewout _ 01 WASHINGTON,.Jan. 23 (UP1 — Examiner M. S. Janwson loda> recommended lo the Interstele commerce Commission that It al- law the Louisiana, Arkansas and Ttx&s railroad to rpernte over 5* miles of the lln; of the Missouri, Kansas and Texis railroad between Greenville am Dallas, Texas. The examiner'* recommendation l> in accord wi',^ vi.- t .. n.ii.'nda- lion of the T°v., s uilrcud com- ml.'sion. Nearly 16,W0,WO Bale* Gimwd to Jurauy 16 WASHINGTON, Jan 23 <UP)_ ^C.,! 1 "" 8 ?, 0 '.. 1 !? 1 B roirtn P'l* charts "icSgeT'agalnsl Mays last sprlnj.when arrested ana Trust company here while acting as an agent In collecting notes. 1S32 to ' 15,992^94 running bales compared with 13, 5945M bales In- tnTc™ responding period la»t year tiia census bureau of the U. S. department of agriculture reported today. In the like period two. years ago separate from trie school committee. "It Is the sincere desire of the citizens committee that every child nttcnd school wilhout missing a day's attendance," staled Dr. L. H. Moore, chairman ot the committee, today( "but in Justice to the committee and especially to the teachers, it Is felt necessary to make the cofectlons in advance. We hope that the student loan fund will be fully launched earlv next week' and that those desiring to pay by the week can make adequate arrangements through this fund for their children to attend school. Thn teachers will expect a definite statement from us by the mlddVe of the week and we can give them no assurance unless it U based upon actual collections." Classes Start Tuesday Monday wilt be devoted to payment of fees, Issuance of class cards and the registration of pupils at the two schools. Class work will begin Tuesday morning. Full announcements will be mode at the opening Assemblies of the schools on Monday momlhf. Representatives ol the parent-teachers organizations will be present to make announcements about the loan funds and to confer with parents or pupils in regard to same. Already Above all do not give this letter nor d!vn]g c its contents to police. These ar e desperate men and will not hcsitalrr to kill me if the police are v iioti- ded. No\v follow Ihese iastnic- tions carefully. Make a bundle of the cash, wrap It .In a newspaper avd cover it v,-ilh a red cloth. Then drive out cu Golden rend two miles and you will be tmel. by IsElppI county farm where convict* leased Ironi Cross and-'Paln-f elt counties are worked,- were'enV route'to Big Lake this afternoon" with a large ere*;. It was' : a'eta*', vlct crow from the same farni which put up such a valiant but futile light, in 1930 before the leves.i gave way .flopdlnj thousands 'of acres _of land; : . -",'-, J. W. Meyer's, Drainage District . 1 engineer; in charge of'crews '"'-'• at the lake, told the courier '•' tfew« . by phone llib • afternoon •=-^ :hat It would tJkc "three fsctmore '••• of water -.lo'' go over' the top :of •> Ihe e«5t' leree .-,'alpng'. the; ; lake:>•' • Soft places in • tjie l*vee- : led or^i'••'.: ! tervers:'to. believe;- however -triiii : ; tlslng waters ' ' brtoi '' 'Freezing weather'was'hoped for to aid the levee fight. Rijpprts.that .; Hiccoufhi '• Is Popular ' ItUSSELIiV'tLLE, ArkV; 'Jaii'.,. 23 (U?)—A Insl auto ride 1 over rough Arkantni ronil. 1 ; may be used ; In an ',attempt! to. ciir'e a;'hltcough Ihflt has Intermittently' uolhe'rtd Mrs. Bri Price..'since last April.' •. The woman's physicians said Ihe automobile ride'might''be resorted to in • a' last attempt to' erid the hiccough. They have tried every known remedy for curing It without success. Success for curing hiccough with , ,, ------ __ ------ ...... denlly angry over the receivership, |an auto ride was .accldently, learne 1 and alter a few wonls about insurance and other matters. That sneaking, thieving, said: E. J. Browne is back of this. He's already stolen everything loose dcran there. I'm., going to put the screws on him Monday." That ended Ihr interview, Douglas said, and he and line re-, turned to Douelas' office where, he said, they met Browne and he related the matter to him. ;The following Monday mottling, he said, Lynch got him on the telephone and asked him what he ha'd ecehtly >;hcn physicians brought .Irs. Ethel Cantrell .from Humphrey. Ark., to a hospital over rpuBii roads., .3h* was Jemporar.lly re- leved ,b'Ut 'tllel hiccough fa'ler ic- 'urrled. ! .., ; v : .•.<;•.. ,.\ Reveak $8,200.000 Loss ID Sale of U. S. Ships WASmNOTON, Jan. 2S ___________ ,„„„„, Chairman T. V. O'Conner of the ginnlngs totaled 14.17$>36 running U. 8. shipping board revealed to bales. The report Included. 7307 ' the ' house merchant marine com- bales of the 1931 crop ginned prior fo August 1, which was counted. In the 1930-31 JWJTT rhlttee : today the government l«:t *8.ZOO,000 In its recent sale, of U. linr* to a shipping syndlcale. . a number of organlza- . i, individuals, ttvic and social clubs have taken steps to provide the tuition of pupils who cannot attend otherwise. Individuals desiring to volunteer for this cause should communicate with the P T. A. presidents, Mesdamcs Otto KoehUtiky and Edgar Bonim, OT with the school principals, M^s Rosa M. Hardy and Mrs Luclie Haley. The elementary schools will be in no way'affected by the nt* situation, and will conlinue as free public Institutions. 'nitial 0>nital Bill for Finance Program Is Passed WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (TJP)_ The house lortfty oassed without'a record vole the" 8500.060,000 appropriation bill provlfline Initial c»r* tal for the two billion dollur reconstruction finance corporation. The approoriatlon was taksn 1m- medlafsly when the house convened. There was no debate and the bill was passed at once. It will now go lo the senate which Is In adjournment until Monday. • .• • Railroad to Ask Loan 8T. LOUIS. Jan. 23 (UP)— Fed. era! Judge Charles S. Davis grant 1 ed receivers tor the Wibas.li railroad permission today to apply men In a Ford roadster. They told Browne. He said he re- v.lll attend to things. Be there peated. It over th e telephone, and exactly at one o'clock Saturday, that Lynch told him he ha<l not Co not fail me. Benjamin." said u, nm ] that It was up to Douglas to correct Ihe story he had lold . Browne. ' . Under cross examination by Cecil Shane, Douglas said that he told Browne of lunch's remark? because 1 he thought possibly ,Lynch had In mind bringing: 'legal 'proceedings ,of feme, kind against Browne and, he wanted the latter lo be prepared. . , Bank Employes TtsUly The next witness was Max .Logan, bookkeeper at the Farmers Bank and'Trust company, called by'the defense. . He testified . that when Douglas and .Lane entered the bank he took a position back of "Pepper" Martin Sign* Contract With Cards ST. LOUIS, Jan. 23 fUP)—John j. "Pepper" Martin, outfielder and hero of the 1931 world series, today signed his 1»32 contract after brief conference here with pres- .. dl|cbe.i m (hii "^Ig'ger Wool. Swamp." jh :Mta- •• i.ourl'«hlch\ feed Ui.to Big. Lake were rising front a.;hab! 'to thfee- i<jurlhs:.of aii Inch hqurly .-were' received with gloom at Big.Lake." ^/Tracks, 'of; .Uie .Frisco railroad. -I 1 on 'tlic west, side.'q(..'.BIg"i«k.e="..|iJ arc ilndcr'wafer."for' about ,.lCOii' "'.}'• (Ml ,whil,o 'risliig waters... In . the ' - ! | lake.'proper; arc. lapplhj at : .tnc f trc'slle 'on tire railroad : bridge! - ,-| ' Fidrrj«|. Enilneers Tour teveM 1 "-' '. |. Major"L.'ft'. Wo.rsh'am an.d^Jajor 't' Kerr. of .'.the ..United Sl'i'tcs, en- . '!• ;|heers|'office, ill Memphis-In'-cSa- ! utiny ' with ,c: W. A'HUck'. of. tb». '•;: Chicago'Mill and Lumber, corpo- •!" ration and' Mr. Meyers made''an • -.f. Inspection tour of the . east le've* •'! at Big Like this morning-.'. The-.';[ government 'engineers' left at'iiion ' 1 for Kennett where tliey will tour vr Ihe trouble, region along the St. '-[ Francis. . . ' ! The St. Francis'river gim'ge 'at ."•! Fisk, Mo., 30 miles above kennel',, 'i recorded 20.3 feet this, moruirur, i according .to reliable i-c'ports. ie- ' ' cclyetl here nnd rivernien predict- _ cil "a" 24-foc:.-. gunge, by Siinaay : ! morning, Irl Jones, Kennett bank- I er, . told the ' Courier .Nevrs -this ': would mean an additional rU« i of from one and a half to lv;'o' feet on the St. Francis west- cr £ Kennett. . • , . - i. Should the St.. Francis levees • break at"» weak point on'-'tiie : west side of. the levee across from.' " Holcomb, 10.miles above Kennett, < or southwest of . Kennett on"thV ' cast side, the breaks , would.'not 1 materially affect the situation at • Louis Cardinals. The terms of the contract which was believed for one year wei not reveal Big Lake. A ridge between the St. Francis below Kennett and c " the ditches draining Into. Big Lake *' ould send flcqd. waters , down ask ;for ^12,500,,.. H received,'$4,500 last year. l ••••••••••-. "I am perfectly, satisfied," he said nftcr 'he''had' signed. "They treated me mighty nice!" • Librarian Jost Wouldn't Quit 40-Year-Old Job STRATHROY, Ont, mP)-Mlss Ellfabeth Oreenaway has been Island section',; which -is west of Big Lake. '.', When the east levee of- B'g l/ike went out In 1930 flood waters from a break on .the St. Franjis at Kolcomb poured down through "Nigger Wool" swamp ditches, Into Big Lake and out of th' B gap in the lake barrier into thousu-.ds of acres cf fertile lands in Mis- 1 ' pi county before finding-their back Into the Uttle 'fci,»r _________ , ___ „... public librarian for 40 years, and. cnBlmel - Ttlt Holcomb . Jevte has Isn't goln^ to Quit now. since been strengthened howeur. the telephone booth, where he' Tbe.bptrd voted to close, the 11- snd n(> bf 6 * 11 ln 'he cast SI. Fran- couJd hear their conversation, with.brary.' Mlsj Oreeriaway WAS"noil- ^ s Ieve e a ' I* 11 ' point is expectod. Mr.' Lynch, and that while, th*. fled that Tier services. were no • ' .... ' , - : •— • — . ;• latter was angry because Douglas I longer requirad. Trie building wis " had thrown Browne and Billings pocked, into bimtouplcy. and accused' n " f road permission today to apply. Browne ot -being a t the bottom to the federal reconstruction fln-l ot thls ,, he dW not USc (he lang- ance corporation for a loan of 818.500.000. Tho federal reconstruction finance conwratlon had sonc Into effect last night as President Hoover signed the bill late. uage referred to In the complaint. Atlanta Eggs Cheap ATLANTA, Jan. 23 (UP)-Eggs retailed two dozen for 25 cents here toxlay. 'Similar testimony was by J. B. Clark, manager of .Ihe tank's Insurance department, J. W. Adams, head bookkeeper, end W. J. Pollard, assistant manager of tae Insurance department, all ot whom said tliat Lynch's voice was. raised In anger, trust Ihey clearly heard what Iw said, and that he did not (Continued on Page 3) . , But Mils Oreenaway found a cubby-hole, leading to the first floor, and reported' 'Ja'Jy fix "work." The authorities .locked th; entrance way. The next morning Miss Oreen- away appeared and broke th* lock with » hammer. The next move U up to the directors. .May CouBjcate Foacber't Can EDINBURGH, Scotland,' ((JP.)Bands of poachers, roaming the -O'mtrvflrte In automobiles, gath- erint In hauls of pheasants, rabbits, a-d salmon, have caussd the siitrofilles- :to ccnslier whether 'he --ars can b c confiscated like the rest of' a >»chers' cquiprntnt. LONDON, England, (UP)'—S. : P. I "FATHER Viant. assistant . DOStmaster gen-1 ARKANSAS —Pair and co!d;r; eral In Uie Labor Oarermnent, has temperatures belov frcciln* to- slaitcd work acaui u a, carp«nter. |night; . Sunday rilr.