BLYTHEMLLE COURIER NEWS ' ' " THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND "sOu'lllEAST MISSOURI ^ < *^*. * '» k-/ VOL XXXII1-NO. 175 DlyUievllle Courier Blylhevtlle Dally News ' lili'llievlllc Herald Ml'sslssl|)|>l Valley 1-eadcr HLYTIIKVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8 1930 RUSSIAN THREAT SINGLE COPIES FIVR CEN1S Booneville Pier Defies River Fury Sihley Sites Returnino Prosperity as Proof Emergency Has Pa'sretl MEMPHIS. 0;t. !) (UP) Harper Sibley, president of the United States Chamber of Commerce, today urged • tile federal govmuncnl lo take advantage of widespread improvement in business conditions to get out of private business. Sibtey, speaking before the Mortgage Bankers 'Association of Amerlcn, warned In the same breath against aiiw "permanent departure from the traditional American system — that Is, the system of private individual enterprise." Cites Business Gains Certain of the government's emergency projiains are in conflict with private business "and as long as they arc continued there .will be room for doubt on the part, of private enterprise as to the course It will be about to fellow 1 ." he said. Sibley cited figures to show that value of construction in the United Stales over the same time last year was more than doubled, tlmt employment was. increasing, lliat freight car loadings were higher than in six years, and that agriculture and foreign trade were improving both at home and abroad. • Hit Loan Agemies Curtailment of governmental expenditures, immediate rcjieal of the tax on undistributed Income, and cessation of the 'activities ,of the FHA and RFC Mortgage company -.-were sought in resolutions^ passed by the -board of '• governors,-pT the Mortgage Buhk^ .crsi Association—yesterday - al-.-tlie opening "or ' the annual: "convention. - T! '•-•' Delegates from 37 states and totaling about 700 will vote on the resolutions at the business session tomorrow. The resolutions were passed al the meeting of ithe board with few dissenting votes, but much discussion. Delegates to the convention represent the largest institutions in the mortgage field in America. New York Cotton NEW YORK, Oct. 8. (UP)—Cotton closed steady. open high low- close 1180 1207 1187 1109 1182 1214 1181 1185 1181 1212 1181 1187 1185 1213 1185 1187 1181 1212 1184 1187 1175 1202 H75 1176 Oct. . Dec. . Jan. . Mar. . May . July . IE1CI1! l?ig Push for Spanish Capital Underway Today on Southern Front N ' • =—- '•' ./ GIBRALTAR,;.: Oct. 8, (UP) — Spanish Insurgents, completing '..the formidable preparations for the final phase of the civil-war, launched their drive for Madrid wllli'ler- rlflc force today. , • Airplanes bombed the Araiijuez railroad station ami damaged It and the track—tile Madrid government's sole rail communication with, the cast coasl and the outside World. Rebel airplanes and artillery ! bombarded loyalist lines on the To] ledo front with terrific force and 1 nppnrcntly with terrible effect.' Rebel columns hacked their wny toward the iCfadrld area an- highways all through the country wcsl and southwest of Madrid and reports agreed that the loyalists were retreating at most points. -At Nav- alpernl, northwest of the capital, "| they held fast, however. At any hour the news was ex- peeled thai the rebel Moors and foreign legionnaires'had started n mass march northward on the Toledo-Madrid highway. Reports lo Hcnclaye on the Prencn-Sixiiilfh. frontier said thai the loyalist Asturian miners with their home-made <iynnmlU> bombs had foiighl their way into the center of Ovledo and killed 200 rebels. Cotton Forecast Is U P 488,QOOBales 1 WASHINGTON. Oct. 8 (Ul>)-The tcdaal crop reporting ho.ird today estimated the lODG United States collon crop al 11,003,000 bales compared with n yield of 10,- iwntiO bales hi 1935. The board reported llial on October 1 Die , general average condition of cotton acreage In the country was (il.8 per cent of "ornnil and thai reports.'indicated &i.'f20,OOD acres would be liarvcst- Thc board reported tlmt 0,030,running I ciiUoi! hail October I. of 1935 crop been ginned np to Llkc n mighty battleship disdaining- the beating of the waves, this gigantic pier stands as the waters of the turbulent Columbia river. r i mer ai pound at its base,, leap into the air, and surge away in .a smother! afternoon of foaru. Stretching aw-uy from Ihe upper structure of the pier is ~" seen tiic catwalk. Here tollers are rearing the great Booneville dam, in the Columbia • river along the Washington-Oregon border,' one of the biggest hydro-electric projects in the country.' ' Rites for W. D. Jones Held This Afternoon Funeral services were; held tills Little Cooler Boy Expected to Recover ; Case at Holland First STEELE. Mo.—The seventh case of infantile paralysis In this section was reported yesterday when physicians, pronounced Gene Chambers, three-year-old son' of Mr. ^ and Mrs. Ellis Chambers, 1 of dis- Cooler, paralyzed from ease. He had been ill the for tsvo Spot Avcrase Is 12.05 The average price of 7-8 inch middling cotton on the ten designated spot markets today was 12 05 according to the Blytheville Board of Trade. weeks but his illness wa.s not diagnosed as infantile paralysis until his shoulder became completely paralyzed and the left side of 113WGENJ Census Bureau Reports Improvement in Two Years Since '33 -Sin vey i WASHINGTON.—Retail sales in Arkansas In' 1935 totaled more than ' $239.000,000. an increase of, 33 percent over the sales of 1933,1 Greece', issued Hie firsl coin to it was announced today by Wll- l)C!u ' a human likeness, that o/ liam L. Austin, Director. Bureau Alll ™a, goddess of wisdom. On of the Census, in another Stn!e 1 "! c reverse side was the figure of summary release of the Relall ai ' uwl Census, a part of the current Census of Business. Sales in 1933 totaled $180,095,000 in 15.918 stores. The 1935 to- Clarence Wilson o'clock at residence, 1133 , West Main .street, for W. D.- Jones 72, who succumbed yesterday afternoon. nl a Memphis hospital i The .Rev, Alfred Carpenter; pas- lor of . .the First Baptist • cluirch. imtcialed- al--lhe- services.- Interment, was nVncic nt ElmwopU cemti- le'ry.- Ross' 'Hughes* Park'SlIatc'h- etl, Marvin chappell, W M Burns, Tom W.. Jackson aiid Aubrey;;. Coiiway -were pallbearers. -Mr. Jones had 'made' his -home In Blytheville for. many years and was well known, . particularly among the older residents of Hie city. . ,, 'He .Is survived bj'« two daughters, Mrs. D. H. Blackwood and. Mrs. Clarence Wilson, -and a son, Tom Jones. ••••:;-* The Cobb Funeral - Home whs In charge of funeral"arrangemenL'!. Vlriilnln Noitli Cnrblina South Carolina Georgia Florida Missouri 'lennesscc Aliibamn Mi^issLjipl l.ouislniHi Tosus Oklalioma Aikansu.s New Mexico Arizona California All Others II. S. Total Indicated i'rududlun 31,000; 57U.030' 703.000 1,068,000 30.000 2-10,000 401.000 1,1M.030 1.150,000 711,000 2,915,000 2j'J,000 1,010,009 100,000 1CO.OOO 423.000 12,000 I The Indicated production of 11,- Mra.OOO Inile.s, based, on October l condition, was ,488,000 bales above the forecast based on September I1 condition. '•• - ' i \ Tile boaril roiwiied tlmt cltir- Ina the month of S'-l 1 ' 0111 ' 11 ^' |iro- specki decllnwl In Texas but llmt this loss WHS more thiin offset by , Imiirovemcnt elsewhere. "Tlie drouth which had affected the crop hi all' slates from Mississippi west was broken .'n September," the board : noted. The honrci reported the follovv- , Ing conditions and estimates lor 1 cotton producing states: liulicJiteil ''AfreiiKe 55.COO 1)48.COO M03,CCO 2.280,000 88.000 3411,000 V70.000 2.323,000 I. 3 3 1,000 I1.B33.000 2,290,000 2,438.000 1CO.OOO ' 107,000 308,000 25,000 C'oiidltldii Oct. I C7 08 • '(IB CO 74 71 GO 13 B2 70 52 2(1 .CO B5 91 04 04, G1.8 I'OIMllls l'er Acre 2(59 . 2!!0 : 200 223 103 a2!>' 247 231 200 255 118 '50 210 439' 3 BO 550 220 1HC .3 his face partially -paralyzed He °°° in 15 ' 918 stores - n<: 19:is '°Is now convalescing " lnl is V239,870,000 in 18.27G stores, Roy McCann. eight-year-old son—- 33 PCrCCnt M ' cs incrcasi: owr A. Cooler, has strong symptoms nf the same disease but is now im- New Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 8 (UP)— Cotton ended the day one ]»iiit higher to 5 points "lower after an active session on the New- Oilcans exchange today. Prices dipped 5 to 7 points after the government crop report but bounded back up during a flood of orders. open high low close Oct 1180 1198 1185 1189 Dec 1180 1210 1179 1133 Jan 1179 1205 ing H82b Mar 1171 1210 1179 1184 May 1119 1211 1170 1183 July ...'... 1172 1195 1172 1175b Spots closed unchanged and steady at 1230. proving and so far, no paralysis lias set in Livestock pci 11933 is in contrast decrease between icr to a sharp and 1933, which in Arkansas amounted to 5C percent of the 1929 volumes. The average number of- em- There have been two deaths Sfto ^ta l&VTrJ' 1 from the disease since it first In-l,.,,* A t "the- -nine tim'p tnH ™,v vadod this section about ten weeks r ol|"in c reased '27 percent /"on? an ALUTETOLOVE EAST ST. LOUIS, III., Oct. 8. (UP)—Hogs, receipts: 6,000. Top 10.50. 170-240 Ibs., 10.30-10.50. 140-160 Ibs., 8.35-10.30. Bulk sows, 9.09-9.50. Cattle, receipts: 3,500. Steers, 8.25-9.70. Slaughter steers, 5.25-10.00. Mixed yearlings anC? hollers, 5.50-, Slaughter heifers, 4.50-9.15. ' Beef cows, 4.00-1.75. ' Cutters and low cutters, 2.75-3.50.! Chicaffo Wneat open high !ow close Dec 113 3-8 113 1-2 114 5-8 114 1-8 May 111 1-2 113 • 111 1-2 112 1-2 Holland Child Stricken HOLLAND, Mo.—Little Alma Jo Hicks, 18-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ooldia Kicks, Is the first victim of infanlile paralysis in Holland. The child developed a slight cold and temperature last Friday. Her condition was not alarming until It was observed that her left arm and leg appeared numb. A doctor was summoned and he pronounced it "infantile 1)aral j; sls ,, f » « «g"t form." unless complications develop, the child is exacted to recover, with perhaps T 8 i!^ ° f contrnl of lier »™ The child l, at the home of her grandparents, Constable and Mrs Norman Hicks. WPA Will Help Pave Street at Leachville LEACHVILLET~Ark.-Tlie city council has worked wit a plan with WPA for the pavliu O f -\i« n wt from the corner" o Chicago Corn open high 94 3-8 95 90 1-8 90 5-8 - .e furnished by the property " iggregate of $15,299,000 in 1933 to 519,355,000 in 1935. Full-time payroll increased 30 percent, partly offset by a 11 percent decrease In 3arl-tlmc payroll. It Is not possible to compute the average annual earnings of retail employees since no separate tabulation • of full-lime employees is yet. available, but employment and payroll data in considerable detail will be included in final slate reports. - Active proprietors of unincorporated businesses arc not Included In the count of employees nor in pay roll. They totaled 18,153 in 1935, compared with ,17,905-at' t'lin lime of 'the previous census. Revenue Agent Arrests Highway Law Violators LEACHVILLE, Ark._A clicck-up of highway violations was being made here yesterday and today by Bill Armstrong of the Blytheville' office of the stale revenue department. Armstrong was assisted by Lc.ichvillc officers. Several arrests- were made on account of InsulTl- i cienl lighH. ___ Mate of River Steamer American Is Elected Dies a* Caruthersville World Court Judge CARUTHERSVUIE, Mo ., Oc t s „„,,_ " — The remains of Ewarl M. COCK VJcjOlCtVA, Oct. 8 (UP1 "**• - --.- ft ...ni-ft rnliir.mj . . ' . v - a/v . lt " -The ran, 65. were returned yesterday 'to ;- Pittsburgh. P»,, for burial, coch- the river steamer ' Tnes- follow- Tension .In China v lnci-eas : ;ed-'by Effort to Destroy ^'Japanese Store , , SHANGHAI, China, Oct.' B! (UP) —Emergency orders were issued to the Ja|Kinesc naval landing parly at Hankow today following an at- templ by an unidentified terrorist to bomb a Japanese store there, according to n Domel (Jaj>anesc) news.agency dispatch. The uncxploded bomb was tjikcn to the Hankow headquarters of the Japanese : .consular ix>lice. They said the bomb was the type ordinarily used by the Chinese nrmy The abortive bombing attempt at Hankow, followed the fatal shooting of a Japanese consular ]x>!iceman there on September 13. In all six Japanese have been slain In China in recent weeks, adding to the tension between China and Japan over traditional dillcrenccs in Hie Orient. Life at Hard Labor for, Trigger Man of Legion DETROIT, Mich., pel.'a'.'(UP)- Trlggcr man Dayton Dean, who confessed to the Black Legion murder of Charles Poolc, WPA Corker, and whose .-testimony, hns Involved' nearly 40 others In.'cull .a,e.tlylt|e.s," - was sentenced to life Imprisonment, at. hard labor nnd solitary 'confinement- today -by' Cir- .cult. Judge Joseph A. 1 MoynlJuin. •. 'The sentencing-.was only formal us>.Dean was subject under trie terms of his ?ohfisslon to first degree murder to i inniidiUory life, sentence. , Birthday Banquet for , Bailey at Paragnuld LITTLE ROCK. Oct. 8. (UP) — Atty. Gen. Carl E. Bailey,'Democratic nominee for governor, was reported en route lo Paragoiild today where lie will attend a banquet In .honor of his forty-second birthday. Bailey left his statchouse office early yesterday and spent Wednesday afternoon and night In jones- boro, where he appeared on a civic club program. Tiie banquet tonight in Paragoiild was planned by his Greene county friends. . ' 22 CCC Youths Hurt In Highway Accident i CHATTANOOGA, Tcnti, Ofl. 8 (UP)—Twenty-two youths, en route to join the CCC camp at Port Oglcthorpe, were Injured today when the tnick In which they were riding ,skidifcd and crashed into an embankment near Whltwell, Tcnn. Beginning Today On age Closing Stock Prices NEW YORK. Oct. 8 (UP) — United Stales Steel common stock and Bethlehem Steel made new highs since 1931 in late trading today. A. T. nnd T. 118 3-4 Anaconda Copper 41 1-a Bethlehem Steel 75 1-4 Chrysler 127 Cities Service 4 1-2 Coca cola 121 Gen. Am. Tank 59 5-8 O«n. Electric 48 1-4 Gen. Motors 70 7-8 Int. Harvester 88 McKesson-Robbins 10 Montgomery i Ward 52 New York Central 48 7-8 Packard. 13 ' Phillips Pel 45 1-4 Ship Which Rescued Bjor- kvall Unable to Bring His Craft Into Port LONDQN, Opt. 8 (UP)-Tlie Swedish, flyer Kurt njorkvall was :afe aboard the French trawler Im- brin today but his Bellauca plane, which the trawler had taken In tow, had lor be abandoned because of rising seas Bjorkvall. after flying across the Atlantic-from New York on an attempted non-stop flight lo Sweden, began to run out of gas and was forced down 80 miles off I'.ie Irish coast, where he was picked up by the Irawler. He was uninjured. Three Fines Assessed Against Truck Driver James Wells, driver for the Sliver Fleet Truck line, was fined i'25 on 'a cl.'.irg'j of rc.ckjp.ss driving, $10 on a charge of driving without a chauffeur's license and $10 on a charge of driving without a driver's license in municipal court this morning: Wells was Involved in a minor highway accident with u L Ward, well known local resident. J. V/. Sweat was fined five dollars for disturbing Die peaces Ihe fine being suspended. Calvin Culllns' bond wa.s forfeited on a disorderly conduct charge. Ed Jones was fined $10 for public drunkenness, Wylte Bagwell, Clay Boles, Melvin Lewis Leon Potts, Gwyn Holland forfeited bonds on similar charges. Charges of driving without proper lights were docketed ngainsl Ed Petty nnd A. E. Bridges. Masons Meet Tonight The Chickasawba Lodge No. 134 r. and A. M. will meet in slated com m un lea lion tonight, 7;30 o'clock. The Missouri river Ls nbonl twice the length of the upper Mississippi. Had It bceii discovered first, the Missouri probably would have been considered the main source, with the present upper Mississippi as the tributary. Keeping His Eye on the Ball r:\-pie Idenliiil solemnity was left al homo by Herbert Hoover when he attended the world se- iieb in New York nnd here he is shown, Itconly -Interested in the course of n lly ball. Hoover, attending the gnme with George Cietz forniei G O. P treasurer, was virtually unrecognized In the tin-one of 50,000. OFF IP1BT Special ain lt LcVv.cs Washington on 3,000 Mile Campaign Tour . WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 > (UP)The presidential special pul]«l ortt for !the middle west today, cmrv- Ing President . Roosevelt and his political aides on a 8,000 mile campaign Invasion . of agilcullural regions. Motoring to his special- train in an open car,under a vv'aim Indian summer sim ( the chief executive, set out to make his major bid for support In the farm states where his opponent, Oov. All M. Landon, has been attacking the New Deal with renewed vigor. The tour, .which will take' 1 the .resident llirough II stales In 10 days, will extend :as lai west as the Rocky mountains and win: include an invasion of Landon's tionie stale of Kansas. . Several major- campaign addresses- on na- Iton-wlde Issues and scores of brief appearances and icai platform speeches Were on the president's program. Mrs. Roosevelt accompanied ' the president on the campaign swing Ciiiccts SI. Tsui Speech ST. PAUL, Oct. 8 (UP)-Prcci- dent Roosevelt today cancelled his proposed speech' at the St. Pavl auditorium Friday night and approved a two-hour visit lo Uie city which will include a half- hour .speech and conferences with warring Minnesota Democrats. 628 Miles of Gravel Roads Are Resurfaced LITTLE ROCK, Oct. 8 (UP) — A report of the stale irinln'ten mice -department of the hlghwiij commission miide public today showed that C23.7 miles of gravel highway had been resurfaced i the year ending June 30 nt cost of $245,430. The report, made by J. E lluxtoru maintenance supervisor, said that 684,460 tons of grave] had been used in the resurfnc ing. Three Seek Divorces Moscow's Demand f o v Halting of Aims Shipments lo Spain Renewed LONDON. Oct U (UP)—Soviet flussia, nngeietl at alleged Fascist aid to the Spiulsh insurgents, plunged Euiope Into a giave cil- sls today. Diplomatic souices nt Gcne/a, whcic the league of Nation;, o*- sc-mbly is meeting, ippoitcd that miters the nllet'ed rascist aid slopped nt onto Russia was rciw 10 ipced ah planes nnd other ww mntoilnl lo the leflisl Spanish government. Such nclion would be n dhect challenge to Omiinnv and Italy 11 would piedpltute a sltuallun which Europe's statesmen, already mining for a war, ueie reluctant to "face. Demand* Investigation Aftei one piotcst jesteiday the Russian lovcinmenl suit n second one locliiy, diitelly charging Pniliignl with violation of neu- tinllty ngieemenls and demand- hit' that: , In order that an investigation as exhaustive as possible maj be made (of the situation), liiil mi luipaillnl hp sent to the Ppiiln-PoitiuJnl holder lo invcstl- Ralo on the sj>ol the tuio slate or alTalis jlhue hvl secondly the commission leave thcie some if its mombeih lo .sec that the- jKli-ti.'ervenllmi agreement Is tuir.llul In fnluie" Both noles were communicated, to Interested." nations. Tomorrow may see a violent scene hcie In which Russia wilt be aligned iig.ilnst the Fascist pcwois—Italy, Ocnminy nnd Portugal—who she charges directly ,aro aiding IJie Sp.inlsh rebels asamsl ihe umslllifled government of the ' country." " '' Diplomat Alarmed \ Somo League of Nations sources expressed the opinion thai nn e\ent of serious importance to European peace might occur within '<t hours as the result of Russia's vvarnhig that she might end her collaboration m European non-Intervention in the Spanish- civil war. J , Particular concern was voiced re? gnrding the effect the announcement might have on sUibilltj of the Fiench popular fiont government of premier Leon Blum, which gnln- cd po\\er through n temporary alliance of Socialists, Communists/. Radical Republicans and other groups. '1'ic ultimatum that- Soviet Russia would seek a free hand In Spain nnlets Portugal, Italy and Germany Immediately halt.military.as- sistance lo the Spinish insurgents was delivered to rcprcscntitlves of, the powers which signed lire nonintervention agreement by Molsr- ycvich Kagan, soviet representative on the.non-intervention committee. "If violations are not stopped immediately, the Soviet government will free itself from any obligations to the agreement,' ihe ultimatum said. •Kngan charged Germany, lUily and Portugal with sending arms and war planes to the Insurgents in violation . of the international pact which they signed. Won't Consent (o "Screen" The Soviet government," his statement declared, "cannot 1 consent to conversion of the non-ln- tcrfercncc pact Into n screen for concealing military .assistance rendered the rebels against the: government by some participants of the pact ' The rebels now possess many bombing planes of German and Italian origin which did riot belong previously to the Spanish army," he declared, "and the testimony of witnesses prove that, supplies of arms from Portugal continue." •Kagan's.statement said a number of witnesses'and newspaper correspondents had testified before the. Neutrality Committee, in London "confirming that supplies of'arms to the rebels via Portugal were continuing to a large extent." •.; "The rebels," lie continued, "possess tanks, and bombers of German and Italian origin. Among Ihe airplanes shot down by liie militia (Continued on Pago Eight) Three divorce suits have bee., filed in chancery court here, wives being plaintiffs in the ac tlpns. '."•' Mrs. Emma M^.ttblcn has filed suit against R. B. Nolcn, asking n divorce on the ground of in dignities. Reid and • Evrard ar lier attorneys. Mrs. Agnes Smilh charges lhat [she was deserted by Bufdid Smith' and Mrs.' Eva Crow also nlleges desertion on the part of Gus Crow. E, E. Alexander Is attorney for Mrs. Smilii and Mrs. Crow. .-••••-. WEATHER Arkansas-i Cloudy,, probably rains In north and central portions tonight and JJJictay. Slightly cooler in north aiia cast portions tonight. Memphis and vicinity —Mostly cloudy tonight find Fi-iday. Somewhat cooler. The maximum temperature here yesterday was 75, miimum 65, cloudy .with .95 of .an inch rainfall; accord liig lo Samuel P. Morris,' offl- : c lal:' wea the r obse rver.
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