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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NOOTWH-A ^> _,_ —.» w .*. ^ .A-* f f ^./ VOLUME XXXVIII—NO. 1G. Blytheville Daily News Blytheville Courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BLYTI1KT1LLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, APRIL -1, 19-11 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS BROADWAY % WALTER WINCHELL Nfiw Voi-k Heartbeat The nig jarade: Quentin Reynolds telling- chums the first thing- he thought of when he saw the Hall of Mirrors (in the alace of Versailles) was ihc opulent Broadway hamburger joints...E. Cantor and 0. Levant in the NBC dru<> store—a pair of hypochondriac tors ...Judy Garland surrounded b.\ fellers. We can remember all Uu> way back to 194Q when she thoiMn a beau was .something a girl wore in her hair...Noel Coward beforr- Chppermg to London—ihe Humor- isiocrai...Madeleine Carroll— the blonde gentlemen prefer. ..Victor Mature, the burg's latest Manville- About-Town...Loretta Young the perfect ankle example of what in ^prmg a young man's fancy turns tc~lcok at...Lou Holtz, with his nsgayest routine at Versailles Victor Moore. hi s pockets packed with April Pools' Day tricks—but he couldn't find a victim.. .Gertrude Lawrence putting aside her dignity and struggling with a plateful of spaghetti...carmel Fitzgerald, newest Powers model in town She was here only two days from Loo'ville. when Vogue and Harper's Bazaar were scrapping over her. Memos of a Midnlghter: Rosemary Cox, the deb, and Les Harris, Variety's and CBS' man in Miami, will middle-aisle in June... The Greek Benefit at the Music Hall made $38,000.. .The JackCos- tellos at NBC hope the Heavenly Bundle on the llth is a Blessed OGSEVELT Will Give Board Chance First, President Says _ WASHINGTON, April 4. (UP)—President Roosevelt said today ihat the Allis-Chalmers strike at Milwaukee is the most serious tie-up in the defense program and he threatened direct presidential action unless the controversy Stick'Em Up!.., for Britain Eve-nd....I. Hoffman's form of criticism for Irv "Tripe-writing" Cobb's book: The newest joynt on 52nd Street (The Cioop) was named after the hot spot in "Pal Joey." In college lingo "a cloop" is a glipp built strictly for frivolity...It's a Blessed She-vent for the Vincent Daileys of the Meadowbrook...Has he ever been nicknamed "Pire-ello" LaGuardia? --.Oh. all rightttttt!...The wealthy backer of Golf mag is planning a super-slick men's mag to out-Esquire ditto...That El Morocco brawl was between Hal Gordon of Nassau and Pepe Juarera of South America. Boys will be bores... Fred Perry, the tennis player \ Helen Vinson's former groom) and Sandra Breaux were due to wed yesterday in Mexico at the home of the Irving Netch- ers (Rosie Dolly). ' ;v Broadway Phony. No. 18965: Ev- i-rybody in midtown knows him by his frauds...But they don't know chis...It's a harmless matter but it best sums him up...Each week he goes to a ticket spec and pays the complete tariff for a pair of choice seats at some hit...Then he looks through rns little black book for the name of some prospective sucker whom he hopes to "impress 1 ' with his "contacts"...He phones as follows: "I was just thinking of you. Gilbert Miller sent me a couple of swell seats for tonight. I can't make it myself. I thought you'd like to have them"...He puts the holes in them, so they'll look like "complimentaries." with his toy ticket-puncher—from the 5- and-10...Oh. we know he isn't a menace—but his darn "passes" drive box-office counter-uppers nuts I New Ycrk Novelette: Her face, they said in Hollywood, was that of an angel—and her honey hair was her halo...A talent scout signed her up when she was elected Ski Queen of the Northwest... Her only stage experience was semipro stuff — and when Hollywood learned that—she got minor roles in B-minus flickers.. .She decided to chuck it and come to. Broadway ...After a long wait she met Marc Connelly. He introduced her to agent S. Lyons, who referred her to Max Gordon. Gordon was having trouble casting a leading role. "You're the type." he told her... "But .1 have very little experience." .she said.. ."Well." he said, "yon look good, and anyone who looks :hat good can act"...Her reading of the part clinched it...Now that she is such a hit in "My Sister Eileen." Hollywood want.'; her bock ...But Jo Ann Sayers is a gal who likes to put a new twist to old routines. She ain't goin'! in settled soon. Indicating that he considered the*Allis-Chalmers strike the only really serious stoppage of work, the president said since the Ford walkout is only in its third day it has not reached a critically serious point. As for the work stoppage of 400,000 soft coal miners in 12 states, he said he hopes they will be back at work Monday. But the president said the Allis- Chalmers strike is really a very bad situation and something- has got to be done about it. He said he is giving existing mediation machinery a few more days to work on the case, but parties to the con- Sounds in the Night: In the Stork "cub": "She wears clothes as though she doesn't care who's looking". ..In Club 18: "Is that a fur neck-piece she's wearing—or a litter of pups?"...Tn H. Johnson's: "You're looking well tonight. Who's your embalmer?".,.In the Waldorf's Empire Room: "WottB pair! A hat-check girl and a rubber- check guy!"...At the Montparp.asse: "Her face might not stop n clock, but it certainly keeps her nhone from ringing". ..At LaConga: "The Yugoslavs know they have made Hitler mad. They cau hear him barking!".. .In Beuoen's: "Here she comes—the Lady that's known as Lull!".. .At Edith Roark's: "Kissing her is like getting your lip-prints syndicated".. .At Minetta Tavern: "I think we could pull ourselves together better apart." Mr. Broadway Observes: "A chorus girl is a gal who's clever enough to be dumb so she can make a sap out of some wiseguy." Chicago Wheat Open High Low Close May 91 7-8 93 3-8 91 1-2 92 1-4 Sept, 91 5-8 92 5-8 90 3-4 91 5-8 troversy are not going to have another eight or 10 weks to settle the deadlock. It is now in its 10th week. The new mediation boards representatives are meeting with parties in the Allis-Chalmers controversy tomorrow, Mr. Roosevelt pointed out, and obviously he could not intervene until that machinery has had a chance to operate. In reply to questions he said that he has had some reports of Communist party activities in the Allis- Chalmers case, .but he said that fact should not be used to smear only labor. Charges of Communists activities also apply to a great many individuals in the United States and not to labor alone, he said. There was a, growing demand in' and out of congress for direct gov- j ernmental action in. the stnke situation. .That action, officials said, may be federal seizure of and operation of plants where defense con- f tracts are attested and strike legis- j lation, or both. a Gl -?, rt "? ° ffNCW York wc >comes British Ambassador X wsth the familiar British wartime noting sign. Royal Air Force Strikes At Port Of German Sea Raiders LONDON, April 4. (UP)—British bomber planes dropped heavy bombs during the night on Brest, where the German 26,000 ton bat-' tlesMps Scnarnhorst and Gneisenau are sheltering, the air ministry said today. "Much cloud and haze over the target made observation of results difficult but heavy bombs were seen to fall across the drydock and several fires were started in the port," the ministry said. Small scale attacks were made Passengers Saved In Air Crash VERO BEACH. Pla., April 4. (UP)—Pilot Gerald O'Brien and A. G. Mclntyre. a passenger, the last of the 16 persons to be removed from a wrecked Eastern Airlines plane in a swamp southwest of here, were taken to a hospital today for treatment. O'Brien, who had saved his passengers by bringing the Miami to New York plane down right sidtX up in a thunderstorm, was injured Heart Attack Late Yesterday Proves Fatal; Funeral Held Today Dwighl Bentley, 29, who lived here all his life and was n candidate for alderman from Ward Three in Tuesday's municipal election, died of a heart attack at his home at, 4:45 p.m. ye.^.?rc!ay. Funeral services were held at on oil storage tanks at Rotterdam "', "' , " u » u ««o™ wns injured Funeral services were held at and docks at Ostend. the minist- i f ,- ' an( L waS S"' ied ' nt ° Hlc 3 p ' m ' loda i' al "* Second Bap- said. - J ttwPitRl at Fort Pierce. 20 millh'. list Church, conducted by the Rev. Tf o^i»~.;t-*.,,,] 11- _ i ^ •_.... tO tile SOUth. Oil fl strpf.rhrr TVTr>_ i W rii-nr,,,^ o,,..;„> .. :.. ~.. It admitted that four ' British planes had failed to return. To Complete Organization Of Child Welfare Unit For County Cecil Shane was appointed temporary chairman to continue organization plans for a Child Welfare unit in Mississippi County at an organization meeting Thursday afternoon in the office of Roland Green, county judge. Forty five people from Manila Leachville. Joiner. Wilson. Blytheville. Osceola. Dyess, Luxora/ and Armorel were present to hear the discussion in regard to the establishment of the bureau. Judge Green outlined the agreement between the county and state department pointing out responsibilities of both agencies. Miss Anne Council, assistant director of the Child Welfare state bureau, who has been in this county making a study and laying the ground work for the organization, tcld the state and county setup placing particular emphasis on work in Mississippi County. An advisory committee, the function of which will be to advise with the child welfare worker whtf will be assigned to this county is to be set up soon. This committee will be I Peter Bojovic Takes Supreme Command Of Yugoslav Army Forces BELGRADE. Yugoslavia, April 4 : JP)—Pielci Marshal Peter Bojovic i.ook supreme command of the army today as chief inspector of all military forces, succeeding to the post which former Prince Regent Paul held under the ousted Cvetkovitch government. The government, preparing for a break with Germany which -seemed increasingly certain, had announced its intention to declare Belgrade. Zagreb and Ljubljana the capitals of the Serb. Croat and Slovene areas of the Triune Kingdom, open cities in event of war. Belgrade had had two blackouts last night. their services at yesterday's meeting and other interested workers. An open discussion on the various aspects .of child welfare work closes the meeting. IVew Orleans Cotton ! trial This Bill Wasn't Passed After All LITTLE ROCK. April 4. (UP)— Hal Smith, chief clerk of the house of representatives, today disclosed thai sl-nate bill 272. recorded as having been passed by the house in the closing days of the session actually had not been passed. The measure, calling for the reorganization of the state barber board, was passed by the senate and sent to the house on March 4. where it was read the first and second times. "When the measure was called up for a third vote, it could never be found." Smith said. "Our records show it was never passed." New York Cotton Prev. Open High Low Close Close Mar. . 1121 1130 1120 1120 1129 113G 1146 1129 1129 1140 1128 1136 1125 1125 1136 H24 1133 1117 1159 1131 H22 1132 1118 1119 1130 1122 1121 1120 1125 1128 May July Oct. Dec. Jan. Mar. Ma Prev. Open High Low Close Close . 1130 1133 1120 1122 1130 IH5 1137 1135 1135 1146 Jul. .. 1136 1142 1128 1132 1140 Oct. . 1132 1138 1126 1126 1137 Dec. , 1130 1132 1125' 1125 1137 Jan. . 1128 1126 1122 1122 1130 Livestock Hogs, 7500. Top. 800. 170-230 Ibs., 790-800. 140-160 Ibs. 710-760. Bulk sows. 675-725 . Cattle 700-500 salable. SI. steers, 800-132. Butcher yearlings up to 1000 SI. heifers. 750-1150 Beef cows, 675-725. Stock Prices , - - -~~~ "•'••• vAiVJiif^^/uvt 1.1 V,LUWJ V V Cl Il_ tXt-V in*™? f ° n W Str ;, tcher - Mc -|H. Cream. Burial wa.s in Elmwood Intyie. however, was abJe to walk | Cemetery with assistance. j Active"pallbearers were Curtis Ihe two men were taken by flat | Bennett. Prentice Hokle Darrcll bottom boat to a highway where , Lunsford, Shclburn Brewer Guv an ambulance picked them up and : Bratton, Thacl Nichols, Paul Jobe took them to Fort Pierce. The 13 , and Jim James, passengers and three crew mem- i Honorary pallbearers were- Bill bers of the plane had waited hi Lowe, E. R. Jackson, Jimmy Peter- waist deep water since 9 a.m. yes-".'son, DamoiV McLcott. Jack Math- tcrday for rescue. Most were in- eny, Boyci Toinlinson, A. D Buf- jured and all of them suffered ifingfcon, Chewier Culdwcil li from shock and submersion. The only way to get to them was by boat. W. E. Nelms Buried Today At Brookland Funeral services were held today at Brookland. Ark., for W. E. Nelms, 71, father of Mrs. John A. Edrington of Osceola, who died at his home there early yesterday following an illness of a complication of diseases. A merchant of Brookland for rimy years, he was well known hi that vicinity. He had been n member of the Baptist Church for 15 years. Services were conducted at Brook!and at 2 o'clock this afternoon by the Rev. L. G. Miller, pastor of the Fisher Street Baptist Church of Jonesboro, and the Rev. J. A. Linam. pastor of the Brookland Methodist Church. Burial was made at Pine Log Cemetery. Mr. Nelms J eaves his wife. Mrs. Minnie Nelms; one daughter. Mrs. Edrington of Osceola; one sisk-r. Mrs. Roy Casey of Jonesboro. and two brothers. Charles and Don Nelms. both of Brookland. Caldwell, R. Crawford, Frank Luns- 1'orcl. Harry Fritdu.s. T. I. Sony, John Hocott, John Evcrlght, Rufus ( Johnson, Earl Walker, James Sanders- and KuJe Tucker. Mr. Bcntlcy sutfered n heart attack on March '22 and was taken to a Memphis hospital for treatment. He was returned home last Saturday. He was born in Blythevilie and had lived here since, working with hi.s father. I. M. Bentley, at his grocery store on West Main street for the past .several years. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. M. Bentley; hi_s wife, Mrs. Bessie Sue Bcntlcy, and a sister, Mrs. Lorene Baker all of Blytheville. Cobb Funeral Home was in\ charge. New Merchant Vessels Will Be Built For Britain and Her Allies WASHINGTON, 'April 4. (UP) — President Rooscvdt disclosed today thai ho hu.s ordered construction ol" 212 new merchant vessels for Britain mui the other demomiclc'S. The Frc.sldcnL declined lo say whiHhor production of the new vessels would completely relievo pressure for tho United Slates to convoy vessels currying material aid to Great, Britain. The new ships will not be 11 flout until the first of next year. The President indicated that it was- impossible to .say now how the convoy problem might develop pending delivery of Llic.se .ships which will be transferred abroad under the lcncl-loa.se net. The new ships will be built in 50 or (50 new shipyards, he said, revealing that he now has allocated $1,580.000,000 of the $7,00(1,(.00,000 upproprltion for production of war nmtcrlaLs for the democracies. The president broke down the current; stains of the war aid program a a follows: 1. $l r 5B» : onO;Oi>0 hms been allocated for entirely new material, including the 212 new ships and shipyards, plus funds for repair of damaged merchant vessels. '1. $500,000,000 In old material has been released from army and navy .stocks for transfer abroad., 3. $1,500.000,000 of allocations are under study for the purchase of more weapons nnd foods for transfer abroad. He emphasized,this allocation has not heen made. STRIKE Armies Ready For Battle; Protest Of Axis Rejected Home Of L. G Pruitt Is Destroyed By Fire A fh-o just outside this city limits on North 10th street destroyed the homo of L. C. Pruitt. East End barber, at 8 o'clock hist night, nnd threatened » nearby home owned by Mrs. Jane Rntcliff before city firemen extinguished a blaze there. Fire Chief. Roy Head .said damage to the two-room house destroyed was approximately $500. A fnlstt alarm sent firemen Lo Division street at (i:30 p.m. yos- trrdav Employment Officr Asks Registration Of Skiller! Workers Every worker in Mississippi A. T. & T. 160 3-8 Anaconda Copper 25 Am. Tobacco ' ""J 93,4 Bethlehem Steel 73 1-2 Chrysler , '.[.'.'.'.'. 64 1-8 Cities Service 43-8 Coca-Cola 9-7 ( General Electric 32 3-4 j General Motors ...... 43 I Int'l Harvester .'.'.".'. 43 Mont. Ward '.'.'.'.". 37 5-8 N. Y. Central 13 3-4 North Am. Aviation 15 Packard . . 3 PhJllipS . .. on Radio . ...;;]*;;; 4 Republic Steel . 19 1-2 Fnrnnv Vacuum 9.3.3 • Studebaker . , m% \\ 61-4 s.tci. oi N; j. Cutters & low cutters, 450-600. U. S. Steel County skilled and experienced in "ational defense industries should rail the Blytheville office of tho Arkansas State Employment Service and register. Herbert Whitehead, office managev. urseci today. "It is very important that workers of this county participate in this nation-wide selective registration of defense skills and crafts." the Blytheville employment service office head said. "At this time special emphasis is being placed on those occupational skills that can be used in the following industries: metal working and forming, foundry and forging, machine shops and machine tools, .ship building and aircraft manufacturing. "Workers who have the desired occupational skills and experionc- rs who now arc employed but who are not using such defense skills in their present jobs should register such information as part of Letter of 1757 Asks Bounty For Indian Scalp HARRISBURG. pa. <UP>—From a faded old manuscript in the archives division of the- .state library: A loMor .sonl by Mrs. Margery Mitchell. Shippensburg. to thcsec- j •i" t .nvv of the governor's council in j 1757, complains that although she had made a "fatiguing nnd uxpen- • V!'" journey to Philadelphia, .she had not yet received a bounty for • '(' "Indian Scalp" she hud delivered. "One miyht think Common humanity would induce the Gentlo- mr.n to allow me some small mat--| ',er on that occasion, especially as! I lost my husband &: Son." Mr* i Mitchell's letter continues, j History of the incident ends with I the letter, so there is no inciica-1 Ucn of whether Mrs. Mitchell rc-j ceived the bounty or not. ) ——^——, . i Plantation Owner \ Is Held In Deaths MEMPHIS. Term., April 4. lUP) —Police announced today that L. i R. House, former Memphis (rucking ! company executive and at present i a Mississippi plantation owner, had ; confessed to tthe poisoned milk murder five weeks ago of Waller Lewis Samples. House's 35-year-old wife. Bertha. ( was held as a material witness. j After being questioned for several days. House signed a statement which said that he placed a bottle of milk containing phosphorous poison on the front porch of the Chicago Man Seeks Sister In Blytheville A Chicago man who formerly lived in Little Rock and hasn't seen his sister since 1917 appealed by letter today to the Blytheville police deportment for assistance in finding her. Anderson Hood wrote the police department, asking for aid in i finding Amnor Hood, whom he said "may be married now." "She was in Blytheville the last time I heard from her," Mr. Hood wrote. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of the woman may notify the Courier News or the police department. WASHINGTON, April 4 (UP)—Tho United States today ro.jed.ed Gorman nnti Italian protests over seizure of their merchant ships in American harbors and President Kooscvelt accused the Italian naval attache of directly ordering sabotage of Ihe Italian ships. Recall of the ttullftll tttlnchc Admiral Alberto Lais, was demanded in a note .sent to the Italian embassy yesterday. Today at a press conference, Mr. Roosevelt said that it had been cienrly proved Unit a grenL deal of the sabotage aboard the Italian vessels wits ordered by the Italian attache and this was an illegal act. Regarding the protests, Secretary of Slate Cordell Hull sent notes to Prince Colonna, Italian ambassador and Dr. Hans Thornsen, German charge d'affaires. He rebuked Che two nations for violating this country's "hospitality" by ^ordering sabotage of. the ships. The rapid developments coming within six days after the seizure of n Italian, two German and 39 Danish ships, presaged further action by this government. Investigation of sabotage on 25 of the Italian ships and one of the German vessels was expected to lead to requests to the recall of more Axis diplomats or their agents. In his note to Thomson, ' Hull expressed surprise at the "extreme assertions and demands" made by the^ German government, including- a request that the vessels be returned to their masters and the crews released from arrest. Hull flatly rejected Thomson's argument thaj; seizure and subsequent actions violated International law. By United Press Great Britain and Germany moved toward a major combat today on two land 5Lsthe desert T North Africa and the rugged mountainous country of South Balkans. stoHn , - -sU ing her desert brJgadcs.rbr-.au .. test with a force of two Proud of Pop ihe nation-wide selective registrn- P° lson on the front porch tion." said Mr. Whitehead. "But' 69-year-old property owner. they should keep cr. working at their present' jobs. "It should be clearly understood." he said, "that this registration is not a promise or assurance of an immediate placement. However, a complete registration of all na- Authorities would not reveal the motive for the slaying. New Ski Course Developed HARRISBUTIG, Pa. (UP) - Ski enthusiasts in the East had a n_ew course available this year as heavy tional defense occupational skills! Pennsylvania snows during the and crafts is of a tremendous im- i winter season brought into use a 36 1-2 57 7-8J the state." pcrtance to workers, the nation and newly constructed ski-course at Laurel Mountain near Ligonier. When Petty Officer E. F. Standley received Britain's Distinguished Service Medal at Buckingham Palace, young son John went along to share glory. Elmer Dunn Awaits New Hearing; Alleged Slayer On Trial Today Elmer Dunn, 28-year-old white cotton picker charged with murder in connection with the fatal stabbing of a negro woman on a downtown street November 30. was back in jail today to await a new trial after a jury disagreed in Circuit Court today and a mistrial wus declared by Judge Ncill Kiil- ough. The Courier learned that the jury stood 11 to I for conviction when it reported shortly after 10 n. m. today thnt it could not reach a decision. The jury was given the case at 5:45 o'clock yesterday afternoon. It first reported buck at 7 o'clock with an 8 to 4 standing, then recessed for dinner at 7:25 o'clock with the count at 9 to 3 for conviction. Returning at 9 o'clock, jurymen deliberated until 9:45 before returning to say that it then was or three mechanized divisions which Germany ts estimated to have shed across the narrow Sicilian channel into Libya. Tho Royal Air Force was in ac- f on. poimdliiK the Germans along then- thin C25 mile line of communications from Tripoli to the spearhead of the speeding Nazi thrust in the vicinity of Benghazi. Tho British already had aban- donod Benghazi, rolling their light scouting force back rapidly to shorten communications and consolidate their strength. Benghazi apparently was abandoned well in front of the German advance for ' the Nazi command had not yet dnimod the occupation of the Cv- renaican capital. '' The signal for the opening:. of* hostilities on the Balkan front appeared about to be given. Belgrade reported heavy German troop movements to the south continuing al ithrough the night 'in Budapest and the Nazi air force already is poised on Yugoslavia's borders, according' to Balkan reports, ready for Adolf Hitler's command to go into action. • Thorp were wild rumors of internal repercussions in '.-. Hungary to the sensational suicide yester- "!ny 'Of Premier Count PnvU Teleki. 'tut there was no confirmation of these ..reports .fjoru Budapest' V ' Yugoslavia appeared possibty the calmest' of the , Balkan / countries as the horn- of likely attack drew nearer. They and the British were believed to be ready for all eventualities. Britain has a strong force In Greece which was reported on the, northern Greek frontier ready to oppose any German thrust designed to cut communications between the Greeks and Yugoslavia through the important Vardar Valley. Turkey called two new classes of men LG {.lie colors, speeded all defense preparations and prepared to lift the age limit at which' men can be recalled for reserye duty from 45 to 50 years. Elaborate anti-aircraft practices continued in tho Istanbul area. Former Local Woman Succumbs In Idaho Mrs. Ruth Thompson Barton, former resident of Blytheville, died at her home in Hagerman. Idaho: yesterday, according ' to word received here. Before rer marriage in 1935, Mrs. Barton lived here where she owned and operated the Vogue Shop for several years. She also lived in Memphis where she was -connected with the firm of Godbold and Shepherd. She was a member of the Christian Science Church of Blytheville for many years. For the past six years she had o « ., rr.i i, v jjuou .HA. jcain ouc UaU 8 to 4. They were allowed to rest made her home in Hagerman. She Tr \ m u ^ , r , lmCl bCCn in HI health reCent ^ It was believed doubtful that the - - - ' -rvsc \vculd be re-tried at this term of court and appeared probable * -- v «<**-*»j \j ± v*»\^ A^.«klV.AliA ULL CV*-iQ&"" be rc-sct for the | mente were not known hsre ^ ifc her death was attributed to a heart attack. Details of the funeral arrajnge- Septcmber term. Attorneys Percy Wright of Blytheville and Howard Mayes of Leacville, appointed b ythe court, represented Dunn. More than 500 negroes sat in the most of them remained until jurymen weny home fo rthc night last night at 9:45 o'clock. The fifth of six murder trials on the docket started today in the case of the state vs. Jethro Arnold, negro porter at Hotel Noble who shot and killed another porter. Julius Mogie.s. in front of the hotel early last Friday morning. Arnold claims self-defense. Claude F. Cooper represents Arnold. Jurymen in the case are Leon Baker, Roscoe CraftQQ: Jim Turrell, Dixie Crawford, James J. Edwards, Ira Bohanning, all of Blytheville; O. p. Grant and W. F. Homer. Manila; Curtis Bright, Gosnell; Ben Darby, Clear Lake; Frank W. Pyland, 40 & 8, and Lon Matthews, Brown Spur. The case was expected to last throughout the afternoon. was believed services would be held there today. She has a number of relatives in ^Arkansas and Tennessee, including several nieces and nephews in Blytheville. Glee Club Performs At Rotary Luncheon Miss Nannie Clarke Smith presented her high school glee club in a musical program at the weekly luncheon meeting of the Rotary Club at Hotel Noble yesterday. Guests were. Steve Ralph, D. P. Travis. Heartsill Banks and L..M, Bickford, all of Osceola. and Thomas W. Patterson. George Trusty of the city high school is the junior Rotarlan.' for April. U. S. WEATHER FORECAST BLYTHEVILLE—Partly cloudy & . coder tonight. Lowest. 40. Satur{day. fair, highest 58. I MEJtPHIS—Mostly cloudy arid j somewhat colder tonight. Lowest : 44. Saturday partly cloudy. High- High Low Close est 64. 671-4 665-8 671-5 ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy and Chicago Corn Open May 67 --..-„ ^ Sept. S3 68 1-8 67 3-8 67 3-4 cooler tonight. Saturday fair.

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