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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, October 25, 1939
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP Nnm-lliMRT,,,,,, "*" *-*-^ » F K^ VOLUJIB XXXVI—NO. 180. BlyUwvllle Courier BlylhcvlHe Herald BlytlWillc Dally News Mississippi v.illcy U-ador Nazis Reported As Wanting Russia To Release S. Ship A«i l '" ml lts CI ' GW of 41 officers and Although (he freighter was cap-* umi tiircil anil .sailed to the Kusslan arctic toast by a German prize <-'rew il was said Hint (he Nazis were wining ( o release (lie vessel if Russia agreed. Worried Over Crew V/ASH1NGTON, Oct. 25 CUP}— The United Stales government .sought today, amid mounting con- 'British Planes l ? ly Over Berlin, Drop No Bombs NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ABKAM8A8_ARD SOUTHEAST MISSOURI .!•!, ARKANSAS, WK11NKSDAY, OCTOHKK 25, ](W<) Near Goal In Drive .For City's/Community Finu LONDON, Oct. 25. (UP)-nritlsh Inability lo locate the crew by' today imiuiries at Berlin, Moscow and In' Reports circulated in )»»), Qlnr -Norway gave lhe incident a more ters here that (be n. A p flight TheVnlYcd. Stat ' ! caused "«»-rmous numbers" of Oer- cd development of the full facts of thereby "nt^rruptlnMh^mandf'ivl'io the seizure. Secretary of Stale were listening to Sbemrop" Hull plainly indicated his concern speech "•luoimrop.s for tlie welfare of. the crew. | It was stated that, lhe Hambiinr - The vessel Ss In the Russian port radio station stepped broS I- of Murmansk, according to the of- the speech while the British olanes ficlal Soviet, news agency, Tass. were overhead. Hut, inquiries of the Russian eov- j The R. A. P.' flight, was Ihc deen eminent regarding the crew yes- est penetration yet made on flights to-day brought no information over Germany Ambassador Dor Laurence Stein-1 By soaring'over Ma»debur e Ihev hnrdt. who MW High Soviet off,- were within bombin-d stance cf rials, was reportedly informed that'a branch of the great Knipp arma- Ino Russians di,| no j, k now wn(!1 , c meil [ y^fe in [ ilat 5ec tj on the crew was. He was promised the "earliest possible data." In Berlin, officials professed ignorance of (lie Incident. Reports from Norway were that when the vessel was brought into the port! of Tromsoe at a prize of war last' week the crew was aboard. The crew may be In Murmansk. It may have been taken aboard the German warship. Or the 41 men may have been put oif in another Norwegian port, or along the coast of Norway in a lifeboat. Officials hero hoped to clear tip the mystery quickly. • Hull indicated that the government was preparing to ask Russia to release the Flint, Hull pointed out that the vessel carried some 50 commodities, that probably over It was stated officially that all of the R. A. F. planes returned safely. "conditional" contra something less than ' half .^.wcre hand, and „ half ...were^nterchile -contraband. Under international law a vessel may be seized when more than half the cargo Is absolute contraband and consigned lo a belll"er- cnt... Hull reiterated yesterday that the United State.? wns reserving all rights under international law, thus paving the way for stron" representations. The British have worked out arrangements with shippers (o call at specified ports fcr Inspections of cargoes, and have instituted no prize court proceedings against any American ships or shipments. President Roosevelt said lie hoped lhe vessel would be returned. He added that it would not. have been seized had the neutrality law- been revised to impose a casli and carry trade policy with belligerents and prohibit American vessels sailing into combat, zones. The Wliitc House emphasized that the vessel was on a perfectly legal voyage from Ihe American viewpoint. Stock Prices Caruthersville Youth Hurt When ' Trucks Scrape Together Wesley Rogers, 22, of Caruthersville, underwent an operation for the amputation cf his left arm at Ibe shoulder last night at the Bly- tbevillo hospital following an automobile accident near Caruthersville. Young Rogers was driving a. pickup truck-1:- CoUomiootl Point from Caruthersville when another truck, soing in the opposite direction, side swiped his truck, severing his arm between the elbow and shoulder Ha 'was driving with his arm thr-.ugh the window of the vehicle as the approaching truck forced two wheels off on the shoulder of the read. The machine passed on, but it was believed that the driver hnd been stopped at Caruthersville. Rogers crawled from his car and reach help, but he fell by the roadside where he was picked up later and tai;en lo Caruthersville for emergency treatment before being br.-'ujht here. He is resting very .well today. The accident occurred between eight nnd 8:30 o'clock last night The truck driven by Rogers wns only slightly damaged, it, was reported. Dents nnd scratches on tiie fenders were the fuly marks left by tiie collision. The injured man is lhe son of Mr. and Mrs. M. Rogers of Route One, Canithersville. Publicizes List In Body Allegedly Controlled By Communists WASHINGTON, Oct. 2!i (UP) — The Dies committee today made public a list. IdetUlned as government emplcycs who nn members ol the American League for Peace and Democracy, Highest ranking officials on the list, were Edwin s. Smith, S100- GOO-a-ycnr member ol Ihc National Labor Relations Board nnd I.oiils Bloch, SlO.oao-a-year meiu- tiei of the Maritime Labor Hoard The committee has charged that, the league Is controlled by the "Comimmkt party." Publication of the list was made after protests by the league which claimed thnl its aims were misrepresented by S2%5t— =»,=; JSissarw sts 11 more Ulan $1250 l s raised, 1 Fund campaign a sue .icccss, work was started today on the "cleaning up" of the cards which is expected lo produce more than the needed sum. The 3a workns yesterday obtained pledges of $340!) from 212 local residents. There were very f cw refusals Wit a number of business Minis Imvo la write headquarters u i S (._ where nnd a few were out of the city mnkiiiK return calls necessary A commute was belni; named toiiny to solicit business firms fio lhal employes may i,:ivo u, e op . poi-liiimy ol ctomilini! lo the worthy clinrllte. H is believed' Iliat a number ihe Dies committee: Representative Voorlils (Dem., Calif,) objected [o its publication' contending that such action was improper and that, listing O f the names did not menu that those persciis were Communists. According to the committee the list of alleged league members contained 5C3 names of government employes, ranging from' the two holding SlO,COO-a-ye«r jobs to Anna Gunnan, 84-ceiits-a-hoiir operator at the bureau of printing find engraving. will be all iho better as mud have noi yet, been reached nnd GwidiHIows any one cariii B to dcimto mail their contributions" "to tlie Chamber of Commerce or Courier more thnn this sum Is needed. At BI-OIIJM which became members o •he fund qjjrml to nccriit Ill Mnalliret passible amount wlilcl would curry (linn through U| C |, prtiHrinns so Unit tho total niluhi ."(! as low as possible for ||ic nr.M year's drive. Severn! local Mrm.s linvo already I'CiiiiH' luo pnr cent, contributor^ with every employe- doimllin; •'OinelhhiK to lhe cumpal B h Today's drive will be extended mi»i nil local Hi ins are contacted. Funds from the drive will m> to Hoy Scouh, social welfare school baiid, library, t'irl Scouts inn! nn Incidental I'mcl which will aid iiumor(iu.s other tccal the Opal Barnelt Allegedly Al- lacks West Riclgc Watchman Opal Barnett,.23, sufrerhiR firn tv bullet wound in ODD hip, Inflicted by Walter Stevens 'light WHlchnmn , at West, nidge. Ark., NEW YORK. Oct. 25. <UP)The stock market advanced to around tiie best levels of the year todav on increased relume A. T. & T 1673-8 Anaconda Copper Associated D. G. . Bethlehem Steel . Boeing Atr Chrysler Cities Service. Coca Cola General Electric . General Motors International Harvester 34 3-4 10 1-4 93 30 1-8 'Tiger Woman' Makes Escape From Asylum PHOENIX, Ariz., Oct. 25. <UP>— Winnie Ruih Judd, the blonde "tiger woman" who slut her two best 93 EM friends in 1931. dismembered e then- bodies and shipped the piece,? . 118 7-8 J ° s An S° lcs I" n trunk, escaped 42 3-8 Iron1 the stnle '"sane asylum today 55 1-2 G5 1-4 Montgomery Ward 571-2 N. Y. Central 22 1-2 Packard 3 7.1 Phillips Petroleum 44 Radio 6 Schenley Dist 14 25 3-4 13 1-8 Simmons Sccony Vacuum . Standard Oil N. J 48 3-4 Texas Corporation 481-8 U. S. Smelt 61 V. S. Steel 78 3-3 Livestock Hogs 5500. Top 680. 170-230 Ibs 615-680. HO-ICO Ibs. 625-650 Bulk sows 575-625 Cattle 3500. Steers 815-1015. S!. Steers 025-1100. Mixed yearlings & Heifers 760- Sl. Heifers 625-1100. Beef cows SOO-6CO. Cutters & low cutters 350-450, Chicago Wheat New Yorf^ Cotton NEW YORK, Oct. 25. (UP)—Cot ton closed steady. open high | oa . Dec. Jan. . Mar. May July Oct. 906 900 . 836 812 B55 832 916 906 895 881 8G3 838 905 90S 885 812 855 832 Spots clrscd nominal, n p close 914 9«Jn 895 879 862 838 pis. New Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS, Oct 25 (UP}_ Smaller ginnings than were expect cd were a factor today ns cotton future., closed steady ana Up , ,„ - bers of the Communist parly." But the fact that these govern- iient employes are members of a "cmmunisl. Front crganizntion and ippnrentJy continued thqir mcm- icrslilp long after this orgnnlza- 1011 wns exposed ns being com- numstic justified in the opinion Jf th committee the publication of this list, Negro, Found In-Shack,.' Succumbs At City Hall Sick, old, alone and\ penniless a negro died ,at the city-hall at 11 o clock yesterday morning after having been ill there for several days. He was buried by the c:unty at tho penal farm yesterday aitcr- noon. The negro, who appeared to be about 05 years of age, was found ill in a shack near Second and Cherry streets by s:me'one who notified the police. The police moved him up to the fire department of Ihe city hall where he lay on n cot taken from' a city jail cell and was fed by tlie cfficcrs. He did not appear any worse yesterday morning and died quietly. .„ ,, I Lninar BarneU. 10, brother of the wound!- cd youth, and j. r B. Harding 25' brother-in-law. They were Inl-en mto custody todny by Blnlnc Morgan nnd A. AI. Miller, sheriff's deputies, Investigating offleciv; ea id (ha; Stevens was attacked by Opal Burnett as he was making his rounds of inspection nt the Ohnpmmi Dpwey store and properties at Wesv Ridge. They said Stevens declared Barnctt pounced upon him ns he passed a quantity of baled hay! A scuffle ensued and Stevens said that he succeeded in wrenchlnj free from his assailant's grip n^ two oilier men hurried up" nnd fired, wounding Barnett, Tiie other men then fled, he declared. Opal Barnett wns rushed Jo a Jone-sboro Officers said the only apparent motive for lhe nlliick wns nn attempt lo disable or capture tho watchman preliminary to burglarizing the store. . Nyberg Act Declared Invalid UTTLK ROCK, Oct. 25 (UP)— Chnnccllor Frank Oodire rute;l lo- diiy that the Nyberg act, levying u consumer's sulcs tax on liquor aiul beer was Invalid ami granlcd nn Injunction to II. 13. nm-iu, liquor dealer, prohibiting Revenue Commissioner 2. M, McCnrvolt from collecting the levy. The allnck wns based on charge Hint Senator Gnlcnsohn'H vole by which Hie net passed Ihc senate was illegal because Gluten- ii wns not legally elected. Sawmill Activity At McCrory Is Increasing M'CRORY, Ark., Oct'. 21.— There hns been a marked Increase In sawmill niul shingle mill ncUvlt"i in (his section during (lie las! .wo weeks as farmers have finished nicking most of tlielr ration and harvesting their rice. ' Logs arc Iwlng hauled from the wooded areas before' the rains slarl. New farm homes arc bcin<! built. Many railroad ties are behiK made and .shipped, one ol tho', latest sawmills in Woodrair county . is ojieinlfng at drays, four miles SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Finnish Defense P 1 a n s Completed As Envoys Rehmi i ? oi- Orders HELStNeiI''OHS, Oct.. 25 '(UP) — 1'hrce nrcus off Iho southern const of Hnlaiul linvi! been mined, (he nnvnl staff nhnounccd Uday us the I'nvenmicnt's delegation to Moscow •iji«l here ivlili soviet rinsslii's de- 'iniiids In wiling. 'l'h« iinvnl cotimmurt's nnnounce- inri)l. virtually completed dDfonslvo lirrpimillom by Hnlimd which previously luul called nil able bodlcil nru to UP ready for nny cvcntu- 'I'lic si-cllons mined were in land's territorial waters coverini! i'hiimlly the oiHho sonlli cojist of (•'Inland, across the «u)f from So•Ici liussla and Kstonln where Die Soviets IMVC new army mid UMV macs. Hcrics for u peaceful solution "f Ihc Kusslnn problem rose today is the Finnish mission sued home rom Moscow again. The fact that J. K. 1'aiislklvl UK! Finance Minister V. A. Tanner hlef Finnish negotiators, had 111;-' eptcd a written memorandum of he denninds wa.s Interpreted here o menu (hut '(hey could not- be iillrcly unacceptable. U \VIIH also eporled that no neiv claims were mbodled In them. Neither llussln nor Flulnncl has Isclosed Iho extent of the demands, nl Ihey are said to Include tho osslon lo Riuuln of two or (lirco slands In the Oiilf of Finland clcsc o tlie Riisjlni) nnval hnw nl Kron- tadt, and a shnrc of Inlhience In the strategic AaJnnd Islands, between Finland and Sweden. The negotiators arrive tomorrow by train frcm Moscow, The cabinet has been Informed by message of the nature of the demands inul has been stndylnu lliem. It win suggested thul if there was no disagreement on accepting them, ll might not bo necessary for Paasl- klvl and Tanner to return lo Mcs- cow, but that negotiations could bo concluded through regular diplomatic channels. Hcwovor, the general belief was that Paarfklvl and Tanner would return next week with Finland's official reply. WarReferendumlssuel Injected Into Deba|e Over U. S. Neutrality] projjrnm. Nu'/Ji Press'Says Moment Foe .Mass Air A I lacks Nwir south of here, The mills at I J al- ' Da >!'Hc the new optimism hero, Wls.) Introduced an amendment jirovldltiif for a national advisory election on the question -of. war or peace pi lor to any dccla-' rnllon .of war by congress that would sen,) American ialdloi.i to Imllle Held* overseas." No election would bo Jiell In lire' event of an attack "actiinl or im- HKRI.1N, OC1.2G (UP)-ThoNB/.l'",i SM'" "'"ft 10 " 1 " 1 °" tlle Uni ^ S^IIIS^^^HS subject HID; BiHIsli folos to nicrcl- .senator or-representative who BIIVP less bombardment from Ilio air. nny weight to the wishes of hk ilie Niitlonnl ZelUmg, newspaper constituents certainly would grw close lo Miii-Blm) lleiwnmi Goer- the rcsiill careful consideration" Jim, commander cf Ihe Ocrainn air LnFolteltc and ll other "cna- lorcc, said "lhc moment hns coniu tors Introduced a coiislltuUonat when iho war which Great Drlljiln amendment nl Ihe last session of wanted must shower down on lhc congress providing for n national any British Isles themselves. Weapons referendum on war mid making must spank." the .results binding on congress.. . Lal'bllclte presented his proposal as Isolationist, leaders conceded Iho administration about 50 senate votes for passage of the nlmlnlstralloiv neutrality icvlslon measure, There were no signs today of Ihc llghlnhiK-Ilkc speed in which thu senate rolled thron(jh a series ol | Jimjor amendments yesterday. S-:v' \Y/,'il \/' 1 i' '•''"' seniors announced their' In- Wllll Violation tendon of speaking at eama Of Sherman Anti-Trust lc " Bl "' Uw '•'.__ Oil Lease Activity WASHINGTON, Oct. 25. tup)- Noted In Tennessee The Justice department today filed ; - . a complnlnt In District cf Columbia ' MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 25 (UP) ifn r ?" ,^'"f'lf " 10 Assocln- -Hdflc of finding oil In West Ten- Uon o; Ainorlcmi Railroads, Its of- nessce was booming Icdny wi h one peers and directors and aim mem- well being dilllcd, several olhei bcr railroads with vl:l«Uon or ihe • nlAnucrt and lunidrS of CCH "'S'ZSX,.^,., .™!! :'«:"fjor ot, companik bcr tcrson, two miles west of arc being ran full shifts, New income from the mill Industry k aiding nil lines of business. Cnlcho.s 808-I'ouiid Tuna LIVERPOOL, N. S. (UP)-A new world's record tuna was landed here by .1. Frank Johnson of Urges Southern Unity In Freight Rate Fight LITTLE ROCK, Oct. 25. (UP)_, In a report on the recent Southern i , Freight Rate Conference submitted I | fo Gov. Bailey. J. c. Murray, traf- -flc manager of the Little Ti.cck Chamber of Commerce, made u plea today for unity among south- ' crn state in presenting his study! of railroad transportation costs lo i With the aid of their tentacle suction cups, squids can lift IfJOl) times their own weight. Fighting Face WhittsUnc, N. y., fishing with rod and line. The giant tuna weighed 8GB pounds, and it look- two hours and 27 minutes to land Lands in Films ! With High Notes S points. Dec. Jan. Mar. May- July Oct. open high low . 918 925 917 , 915 915 gig • 897 905 897 892 814 847 882 866 843 882 8<36 843 close i 924 915 905n 891 813 846 Spots closed steady at 924. up 7 open high j ow closi; Bee. 84 5-8 85 1-8 8-1 1-1 85 i D«May 84 1-3 84 7-8 83 7-8 S4 5-8 May Chicago Corn open high low closc •19 1-4 SO 49 60 52 52 7-8 51 7-8 5a •,,..) Susanna Foster, 14, can sing the r .C. C. Murry, nho as Arkansas' repre- senlative nt the southern conference which was presided over by Oov. E. D. Rivers of Georgia, said the chief difference ef opinion there ! arose over the advisability of (lie soul)) presenting n cost study as a ! whole or presenting Mudics by in- i dividual stales. ) Murray said he had advised (lie southern conference 1,3 forget minor differences and gel together on a program. To Aid Commission LITTLE ROCK, Oct. 25 (UP) — J. C. Murray, iraffic manager f;r the Little Rock chamber of commerce, has been appointed special consultant to the Arkansas Corporation Commission, the governor's office announced today. Murray will advise the commii- s!on on matters relating to Arkansas' current drive to secure liwcr freight rates. Aged Negro Is Burneti When Fire Damages Home I Use Wilson, 78-year-old negro, was burned when his house at the I rear of 104 West Vine street was badly damaged by fire ycslcrtl.iy shortly before noon. The ncgrc, who was removed from the building by relatives, is rc=t- | ing very «ell today. i The flames started from an oil j stove. Grants Authority To Buy Transmission Line LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Oct. 25.- The stale utilities commlssl-n yes, , terday granted the Arkansas Mis- notes higher than any other swirl Power Corporation of Blylhe- vocalist can— and she's pretty, ville authority to buy the Center So, of course, the movies landed Hill transmissicn .system irom the i ,' 1' il took a lon S tim>r! Arkansas Willies Company at Pnr- £{ ore slte faccij a camera in |n?ould for a price of $2500. Jhe Gay Days ot Victor I The Center Hill system Is located Herbert." aiww- three miles from Paragoulil. Finland kept 300,000 troops on the alert along the Kitsslan border, nnd Hclslngfors WHS cue-third cvacu- nled, with no children remaining Tlie eight-hour wort-Ing <lay had been Increased to 10 hours and the overtime cnnilng* went lo a fund lo take cnre cf Midlers' families The possibility of a break-down of the Russian negotiations mid invasion and war, was not overlooked. Furthermore, the feeling In other Nordic countries, which biu-e aligned themselves wllh Finland In a commcn neutrality program v(ns not so optimistic. At Copen- haycn, Denmark, Iho, conservative newspaper Bcllngskc Tulenc reported in a dispatch from Helstnj;- fors that the return cf the Finnish mission and the circumstances leading lo lhe drafting of written demands by Russia Indicated Hint Ihe demands had exceeded 1'aasl- klvi's authority, and thnl I lie fact lie was taking them home "leads to the belief || ra i they must be :onsklc!rc(l Incompatible with Pin- 'ntitl's Independence and nnilrnl- ly." clmi\. - ught-to restrain trade given Impetus, a survey• slio\vcd,"by i extend motor carriers discovery cf oil In yarao county,, in Ihe carrinfio of Miss. frctBhl and passengers which tho - The well being drilled Ls- It miles roads customarily tjxloncl- lo each-north of Dycrsburg and the work °*d«|fortmc n ic.^ roads, including .atl.the ImpoHaiH j wells:- nrd being^ a fed by he ^1'','*.,"i"L c !L. B .i« l . ft \ l ^'« f"'" O" ''CPmpnU to Am Freight Rate Meeting To Be Held Nov. 2 LITTLE ROCK, Oct. 25 (UP) — Gov. Bfiilcy's secretarial staff to- lay received n telegram from the ;cvernor seltlnp Nov. 2 as tlie date of a meeting of citizens In-' '.crested In |owcrin ff Arkansas! irclght rales. Bailey Is ciiroiitc lo I Minneapolis where he will speak I Friday before lhc Minnesota Hankers Association. Bailey .suggested thnt everyone interested in reducing rates for the south nnd for Arkansas meet In the reception room at Ihe stnto capltcl at io n. m. Nov. 2 for open discussion of a proposed program. , eliminate mslor carrier competitio by "refusing to establish rates on loaded tuic!:s, trailers and truck bodies," The .complaint chained that roads refused to establish "through rite, Joint, rales and fares and jclnl bllliii(» arrangements with motor carriers." Daily hear Halls,''Term; The survey showed Diphtheria Fatal To Five-Year-Old Boy Dcmpsey Jones, fh-e-ycnr-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jones, died yesterday nfterncoji nl the fnmllyj home near Dell. Deal)) Is believed to have resulted from diphtheria and complications. Fnncml services were held this afternoon at Manila cemetery. Besides his parents, he Is .survived by lliree brothers and three sisters. C'obb Funeral lltmc wns In charge. be drilled ... thnt 400 lenses hnd been Inken by oil companies In Dyer county nnd GOO in Ijaudcrdnlc county. Credence wns. lent lhe oil activity by a report-.of W. P. Paid, Tennessee state geologist, that the structures In Wcsl Tennessee arc similar lo those producing oil in Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, Okla- liana and Kunsas. : Alleged Slayer, Held Here, Wanted At Piggott .r i ,. ,. . Mnl ' 0 " PeHtl'is, paiolcd convict Wl> ° ls lll , Jfl!1 llurc nttnltl »S lrl "> ou a "'"rder charge following the ' Piggott, Ark,, county officers we're notified yesterday. Officers nt Piggott notified an-. tliarltlcs here that Perkins, wh? is Rivera, Wife Seek Divorce Land Plane S&fely When Fire Breaks Out Lines of fighting determination hardening his usually genial face, Wirustln Churchill, Britain's First Lord of the Admiralty, marches grimly on n recent visit lo Downing Street. Later, lie made an Empire broadcast pledging war to' n finish against Hillcrlsni. 'annually. MEMPHIS, Oct. 25. (UP)—An Eastern Airlines transport plane i cnroute here from Tampa. Fla., i I made a forced lauding in n Held i ! 20 miles east of here'today when flrc was discovered in the bag^nee compartment. . The landing gear ' wns badly damaged In the landing- but none of the seven passengers or three! crew members wns injured, i The plane was wider the com-' mnnd of Cnpt. Al Laney nnd Pilot p. J. Black. i Two ambulances \vcre sped to - I Ihe scene of the landing but pas-i ,-,- .1 , . T sengcrs were brought here in an-! ttn ° m S (hcir married life did tomcbiles. A fire truck was -sent.' b ' cn " ? s wcl! os lheir Paints, to extinguish the blaze. I D '^go Rivera, world-famous —. ._ j artist, files joint divorce petition r .. , ,. '. willrFridii Knhlo, also a paimer, Ji" lhc U »'I< 1 '1 Stales, 45,000,000,- above, in Mexico, calling i( more quart/; of milk are produced, o matter of "legal convenience" lli-m of clashing temperaments. . Sffi" St 'with Aulry dropping unconscious nnd laler dying, hnd been charged with false pretense there In connection with n check. . . Perkins' bond, placed at $2000 when arrested Sept. 15 n few hours ' after Aulry died, hns been reduced to $1000 by Ihe court. He wns yet In Jail today awaiting trial nt the criminal division of circuit court which opens here Monday. Boys Admit Blackmail; 'Petting' Couples Victims SEATTLE, Wash. (UP) — A "racket" as old as, the first courtship took on a startling, .businesslike efficiency In Seattle, It. wns revealed with the arrest cf three youths who confessed they blackmailed "petting" couples. Instead of the usual nickel or dime given out by the philosophical swain, the youths \v«re not satisfied with less than a flollar. They usually obtained it, too, they said 'We'd just sneak np to the : car, open the door and turn a, flashlight on them. We'd tell 'em we had the license numbsr cf their car and could easily find out the name. . "Then we'd say: 'Fork, overt' They'd do it almost .every time." "WEATHER" Arkansas—Mostly cloudy, showers in northeast portion tonight or Thursday, cooler in northwest p:r- liou tonight and in north nnd central portions Thursday. Memphis and vicinity — Rain, cooler tonight, Thursday pardy cloudy and colder. Tlie maximum temper?lure here yesterday was 85, minimum 62, cloudy with a Iraee ct rain lost night, according to Samue^P, Morris, ofiicial weather observer.

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