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Served by BLYTHEVILLEJCOIMER NEWS . NORTHBABr ARKAN8AB AKD BOUTHJtAffT UUBOURI ^—' VOL. XXXI—NO. 155 BlytlwrUlt D*Uj Newi BlythevUlo Ocuifcr Leader BiyttertUt form .„„,, , : -- ' HhV IU,K, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, SKITKMKKH 15, W' ^^ .<*• !.•**•'• v-S* v i EDnWN 8!NGL)i COPIES FIVE'. . yiELLON ACCUSED OF TAX FRAUD Masked Bandits Rob Fauettevme Bank Battle Scarred EIGHT EMPLOYES LOCKED IN VAULT BY HI! Hold-up Men Drive Away With Between $5,000 and $6,000 FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.. Sept. 15. (UP)—Three masted bandits robbed Ihe Mcllroy Bank and Trust company. lilt 1 cltv'' oldes' b-nv »i 9 a.m. today of between $S,000 and $6,000, locked eight employes in the vanll. and wr>""Hl .v>- • " n vailing automobile and escaped. Sheriff Harley Cover, ol Washington county, and his deputies started jjnrsuic ^f the [Hi-pe '"• • immediately. The bandits .wore green and while overalls and their laces were hidden by;white masks. Quentin Kendall, teller, said the men entered through a rear window. They met him uix>n uls iu- rlval at the bank and forcetl hiai to open a door at the reur of the building. As other employes arrived they treated them in the .same manner. The bandits waited 30 minutes for a time lock to open the vault and then forced J. D. McConnell, cashier, to get the money. Kendall said he was forced to open the morning's, mail before the time lock opened. The robbers questioned him closely about bonds kept at the bank. Pedestrian Injured by Apto on Highway 18 Talmadge Luckey, 28, of Jack- fon, Tenn., cotton picker on a Half Moon farm, sustained a severe fracture of the right leg, a dislocated wrist; and other injuries when he was struck by a car on Highway 18 late yesterday afternoon. ' " • Luckey, a pedestrian, was struck by a car driven by J.' I. Games oi the Half Moon community. Mr. Gaines, who rushed Luckey to the hospital."told .friends "that the pedestrian turned into the road suddenly and directly in front of his machine. Luckey was walking on the lelt hand side ot the road, toward this city, oft the concrete slab. Gaines, also traveling to Blytheville, said he pulled around a wagon, Intending to pass, when Luckey suddenly turned across the road as if to 'catch R ride on the wagon. The car struck the man a glancing blow, hurling him into a roadside ditch. WASHINGTON, Sept. 15. IUP) Cotton planters will receive approximately $72,500,000 in benefit payments next month, the agricultural adjustment administration announced today. The. administration decided to combine the third payment in the • 1934 cotton adjustment program— Won Baby Contest in Slrrp the parity payment due in Decem- BRADFORD, N. H. (UP)— Al- j her— with the second installment though sound sleep when judges : o! the rental payments and doctors examined him, seven- ~" Dam Rises in Rare Scenic Su __ ___ In a setting of rare natural beauty, workmen here advance to another important stage in construction of the S37.500.GfiO Morris dam in the Clinch river in Tennessee. If; all in the day's work to them but spectacular to the spectator, as Cue riggers attach the cablesvay Nye Promises "Sweeping and Complete" Investigation of War Trade WASHINGTON. Sept. 15 <UP>A "swccpiin! and complete" invcs- ti^atinll of (he mihiillons industry in dip fnce of "a huge effort to slow nj) (he investientlon" wn.s promised today by Senator Gerald P. Nyc (Rep.. N. D.I. chniiman of the senate inrauigatlng committee. Referr:nK to efforts to retard the initiiiry, Ny c said: "There is talk to the effect that the revelations being brought lo llBlit arc quite apt to start a war. One can guej.s where this talk »nil other like it cuiiics from. "The facts are (hat if all the \vcrl<! will Just hold l(s temper and finally know the facts about this war trade, nations will become very nngry r-d will want to light, nut they will sen-clearly! that Iheir fit-lit j s n 0t W [n, 'other '• nntions bin wiih their own nicr- i chants and agt-nts who are -belli | ii|X)ii pronilng even though their; profits bu dcponricnt upon tht-lr ability to arm friend against friend and build fear and suspicion on every hand." to the first section of penstock to be laid in the dam Stae ae prpee-insttle'theliume hold-it In slinpe and will be removed later The flume will deliver the water from Norris lake through the.powerhouse turbines. tlie dam to Payments _ Will Be .Father and Two Sons Arraigned Quietly in Mu- Combined With Second Rental Installments The parity payment to contracl- —„ -.. ing cotlon producers lolals $28.- over 300 oilier contestanLs in a 000,000 and the second instali- baby i-untest here. , James Wright won i mcnt of Ihe rental payments ! approximately $44.500,000. ilizer on flower beds. ScreenWriter to Wed Net Ace! C. A. Cobb, chief of the cotton FLASHES LAWSON I.ITTI.K WINS - IIKOOKUNK, Jla.v.— ],aw*m l.ltlle jr., Imsky lusurumr t.-ilrs- IIKIII "f Sail Frjnciiio anl lioW- <T f Ihi- British anutctir tltlr Inlay won Ihi- nj;:uii:il ainatmr t'jlf t-K-imnluiishlii by ilrfrallur l>;ivhl Coldmaii, u Dallas, 'I'm, l:>lho irnrki-r. rleht al-il -pvi-ri In llu'ir tclirduli 1 3G-ho!i> fluul match. LINK DISASTFI1 WITH !IK1> 1'l.OT \VASII1N(ITON.— Inromiatton imirortlnjr lo link the burning of Mil- tintr Mcirro Cnstlr witli .till K'll Oimmiiiili-llr aclivillfs Iws IICPII slvcp It, Ihc (jcrartinrnt »t juslkc for iiivcElituliun, thr t'nilril I'rcs;: Irjnic^il li^l.iy. Hl'SSIA WILL JOIN I.KAflUK OKNKV^. Swiln rljiiil.—Soviet KuFjia iciiiav arreplcd .111 Invl- laliiiii lo Juln the l.r.iRur of Xulion.s. A* Invitation, sifiied by abnul 3S nations uas tclrj-ranlird lo Moi-rcw liu'.iy i;i Ihf nami- of the lea-ui- UbMinljly. im w in annual Oil SIB !N CITY Will Seek Settlement Through Negotiations with Individual Mills PROVIDENCE. II. I., Sept. 15. (UP)— Plans probably will bs made whereby the textile strike can be settled through ncuollu- Uons with Individual mills, ilu< United Press learned todny from a high authority In th= strike nuiks. The method of operation along these lines, It was Icuiiiiid. will be determined at Washington Tucs-' • lay when the executive strike board meets. The idea Js to move toward n teneral agreement hy settling the various differences at mills, rather tliun nllacking UK problem ns a whole. Demand Johnson's Ouster , WASHINGTON Sept 15 (UP)— Textlle strike leaders demanded <1 " CC[ ! 1>y lmllcls "" ,' II|B today that Gen. Hugh S Johnson '"''"'" 1 " ™' «"'>'• design as national recovery admin" ,,,.,, , , nnltl ° 8C!U9 nrcn ' always prn- f ' '' r " ,T r ' ' ' BCo - unions of bud faith In calling the walkout. Francis J, Gorman, chnlrnmn of jCliai'ges Former Treasury Secretary Made Fictitious^ Stock Sales • }'' WASHINGTON, Sepl. 15 (UP) — Charging fraud through alleged fictitious 1 slock tales, Ihe treasury today demanded that Andrew W. Mellon, former secretary of treai- my and ambassador to Qrest Brl- liiln, pay Income tax assessments .nd iiciinliles on his 1931 earnings mating $3.075,103.23. Tlie demand was contained In an answer filed before the Unlled Stales board of tax appeals by Robert Jackson, assistant general counsel for the Interval revenue' bureau, in reply to a private jie- llllon by Mellon seeking release fiom an assessment on the ground Unit he had overpaid his lax In 1031 by 6i:i3,W5. International revenue bureau officials salil that the action before the tax appvils teird was :lvll and thai they dirt not know whether the district attorney's ol- flrq in Pittsburgh would press a criminal charge on the alleged fraud basis. A federal grand Jury In Pittsburgh on Nfay 7 refused to indict Mellon on lax evasion charges. In- lernallonal revenue officials said however, that the alleged fraud evidence was not available at that lime. on on every hand." I ^ i*un,u j, uurmun, cnnirnmn 01 Nyp said he hnd -lonR been con-'Con^lJS Bureau Announces'!'' 0 spcclal , str ' ke committee, act- inccd Chat a lastlnp- economic Li r- ' Bounces hig as spokesman for the United vinccd (hat .1 lasting economic recovery depended upon balanced I governmental budgets which -are 1 constantly • • threatened •• by -the : mounting cosl- of war preparations, j Figures ..Done ,in 1,933 B usiness Chancellor Gautney Wii! Hold Court at Osceola OSCEOLA, Ark.. Sept, li.-The regular fall term of chancery court will be held here Monday. Chancellor J. F. Gautney of Joncsborb will preside. nivtlimilc sterns did more than ji'nir nf the S7.32R.OOO worth of re- tnil hvtiiipss itone in Mlssisblonl founts- In !03!i. accordiite to the I Ml census of Arkmv-xis retail I trade, results of which have just been released bv ihn rlcruirtmcnt o. r i-omnierce at Washington. Misslretnpl couiilv ranked fourth "mnnsr the counties nf Arkansas in volume of retail Iradc. Pn mcipal Court Today Prank Barnes, of Hayti, Mo., a:id his two sons, Willie "and Archie, were brought quietly into town lo- day by Sheriff Clarence Wilson and carried before Acting Municipal Huge Oennium Grown . BAN'GOR. Me. (UP)—Mrs. Alice' G. Finnegan ha? a geranium 'that measures six feet in I and has had 35 or 40 bloom: year. The stalk is more th.i 1) nnd a half in - ...i ••JIUIIJL \'i i ui tui > i iiiM'. riiins- jfcl romitv wn<; with SMia&llan Judg G. Holland at an usually early session of court ...... afternoon lo face examination on charges of murder in Die death oi C. A. Martin. 18-year-old BlyVne- vil[2 taxi operator. They waived examination and were Immediately remanded lo llw ciistcdji of the shei-ifl without bond to await trial at the October term of circuit criminal court here, 'ilie trio apiiecircd pale and listless as they filed into the courtroom. Because of the early hour of the:; unheralded appcnranco only a tew spcctatois were in Ihe usually Weds in Haste, Repents Rapidly , „ „,,. ^ tlvy ,, IC |A:i.i.ituia were in llic usually praduc ion second explained, "in'crowded courtroom during the lew onler that the distribution of the moments necessarv for them to payments to the interested paries • waive examination" and march 'o might be more easily and more i jail. promptly effectuated."' I The slate will ask the supreme _ rTT~~ penalty of death for the lath.-i Dyess Colony Worker |^ ^^™^^ Injured in Accident tnal . ln circuit court. The fatal J. J. Walarop. 18. son of Mr. and j. j. waiarop. m. son of Mr and •'-"•'•"' " Mrs. N. S. Waldrop. of Pride Ad-' 0 ' n w stabbing and slugging of youthful taxi drr-er aroused Ihe . dition. was rendered unconscious I Conrcssiolis 'hen Martin succumbed. _ --k ,.„«., from the tru ; by a blow sustained In a "highway i '™ n " ftCT thcy were c.iplured near accident this morning. Physician-,' c Rocli l» lr l>ortedly admitted at the Blytheville hospital where Martin was killed only in or Waldrop was carried, believed he " to 5(ca1 his car might, have sustained a skull fracture but were not positive pending an X-ray examination. Details of the accident were meager and contained connicling reports. Waldrop was one ol a Basil Raltsr number of Dyess colony workers I " " alvcr from here who were traveling onj Supreme Court Justice I a truck to the colony, in the south' «-w«n JUSIILC end of the covn dent occurred. One report was The Barnes have rol.xincd no counsel. On the oliicrr hand, spc- cia kounsel has been cmplajrd to; asstet ihc slat? in Ihe pro.-cciilion A love story lias become real for Edith M. Fitzgerald, magazuu and screen writer, aliovo, who la .September will wed Elmer Griffin, foi mer miking tcnais star, now a New York broker. The ceremony i: to be perform*! tt GreeawUX 1 S»u.' ~ ' - ^ end of the county, when the acci- . - .„ that Waldrop fell from the truck. Another was that the truck was struck by a siiDrenir car. The authenticity of neither! (,,,,,, of LITTLE ROCK.-bovernor Futrell yesterday sent to Basil Baker of Jonescoro his appointment PS associate Justice of the Arkansas ,, , , " U report could be immediately verified. P. Kirby. - Willlaia Pascola Negro Shot W. E. Meacliam, negro, from Pascola, Mo., was admitted to the Blytheville hospital today suffering from a gunshot wound In Ihc right arm. No details of the shooting were *vi liable here. Mr. Baker was an opponent ol Justice Klrby In the Democratic primary, August 14. nnd Die died suddenly boforo the ?l:clion. leaving Mr. Baker without cppr-M- tion to become the nominee. Jus- lice Klrby's lenn would luvo pircd December 31. Mr. Hake:- probably will IC-CL-IV.: Hie oalh of olTice Monday when the Supreme Court will rr-convcne after the summer vacation. nii'l Union countv third. ranked ninth among cilies of tin- slnte. beinir edged nut-of p|«hth nlacc hy .Innosfcnro ''v a mrri-in of onlv S1.000. Ten 'I t i"3dir» cities of tho state, with •"|llie colurnc nf retail business in each for 1!H3. arc: Little Rock S22.6S3.000: Fort. Smith. $9,664000-' Hot. Sm Ings. -6.050.00ft; Pine Bluff. $5.489,000: El nornrin. *r, 41(1.111)0; WTth Little Rock, $3,964,000; Tcx- "rkann. $3.784.000: Joncsboro S3 - •HO.OW; nivllinvllli!. $3.109.000: ...<:. S3.301.000. Blytheville food stores did Textile Workers, voiced the resignation demand and accused Johnson of not telling the truth, of bad faith; and of • idleness while "the textile workers were being slowly strangled to death." Johnson said that Ihe walkout was an "absolute violation" of an agreement with the government. . Gorman added that Johnson lias "the employer mind" and that he thinks In terms ol troops and rohols. "Talking in advance of a meeting called . to discuss reorganization of the NRA. General Johnson In New York last night delivered another In his series of alUicks on organized labor," Gorman said, was a despicable piece of bus- 000 . of business in 1033. se- iucss. I don't eral Jnhnsc allack like $46,536,000 Refunded, $100,152,928 Deposited for Refunding LITTL'E ROCK, Sept. 16. (UP) —Highway and loll bridge bonds totaling $46,5M,OCO''have topii refunded to date, J. Frank Bcasley. t!! l>m ' SCr "' " lc ' x>n< ' re '»inllns JGov. J. M. Futrell. "' Of the amount $0,541.000 was refunded here and $30.895.000 in Now llt " •**-!*; »mi aoj.oyo.uuu 111 fN^VV L^L.'I 1 Y ° r . k '.. thc """""I *>»>»•<•". neasloy . ; exra ours Workers bill I will say he did not pcdite llic refunding " 'ell the truth." Gforjii Ouard Calltd ATLANTA, Ga.. Sepl. 15. (UP' —Georgia's 4.000 national guardsmen were ordered to be In unl- lorm anil under arms at the armories at 6 a.m. Monday for indefinite service In the textile slrikc. um, i,uji[i ui ut [iiucs.'. ni u:ij ac- -------- — — ...... .*....., .,%., n w. ccrdin? to the census. Local stores I , A JL Gcn ' Ijtn(lll; S" Camp Issiral ' in the esus. oca sores , ' merchandlw Ero-.p thc or '"' r for tno moblli- (lid SG71.COO worth of business and zfll '°" as a P re ™«tioiiary measure .iiilomolivc stores tild $059 000 Lo-' " connection with the announcc- • ; ' ' menl that virluiilly all the textile mills in the slate planned to cal stores In other classifications! had sales in 1933 as follows: entire places. $109.000: farmers supplies, SDO.OOO; apparel, shoes. $2.2.000; filling stations. $166.000; fur, niture. rndi building •-lores. $185,000; other stores,' $131,- iOOO. C^ccola stores had sales In 1933 totaling $930.000. Retail sales In the county outside Osceola and jBlvthcvllle amounted to $2.689,000. Retail stores 1933 numbered Monday. The aftermath of a wild night of disorder at Cartersville. da., found three men severely injured. uuiu,^, i£UJ,utJU; lllniDCr, '"-•"" m.n. ji,i:ii ni;vtlt;jy MlJlirCC hardware, $329.000; druc'! n fm ' r "i nilssliii;, national gunrds Q^APn. nl1,n» -t Bin, rMPTl t'llnrrllllfr mill nntnc. n.i.1 n.» in the county In .87. of which 204 iwere in Blytheville and 60 in Oscc- lola. They had a total of 491 pro- Inrietors and an average of 677 full lime employes, with payroll for the year of $S99,000. of which S359.0W went to employes of Blytheville stores. Retail sales for the entire stale amounted lo S180.005.000 in 1933. i Mississippi county's sales, thrre- jfore. were sliqhtlv in excess of 4 !pcr cent of ihc total. Two weeks' courtship, luncheon at Apia Calienlc. Mex., mar- ri.ipo oti llic spur of the 1110- nipiil. aiiiiulinpiil Iwo moiillin lalor in a San KrniiHsco mint. So.i-pails iln» ri'fpiii lilslory ot .Iplnnnn t llavi-ns - MoutraBlo. aliiivp, of a San I'lancijco sn- cinty family, who baa vi-fm lier freedom from Jolui It. Maschio, Dr. F. D. Howton Will Practice Dentistry Here OSCEOLA, Ark.. Sept. IS.-Dr. F. D. Howton. of Madisonvllle. Ky., n nephew of Dr. L. Howton. ol Osceola, and a frequent visitor here, has announced that he will open an office in Blytheville next week for the practice of his profession. Dr. Howton Is R recent, graduate of St. Louis University Dental college. W'oaH Mccn'c Motorists CLEVELAND (tJP)-A state law reqiilrln? motorists lo demonstrate tticir ability to drive and to pay for any injury or damage their automobiles may cause, will be demanded by the Ohio legislature by the stale's C6 auto clubs. men guarding mill gates, and machine gum ready for use. At Carlersvllle the usual procedure was reversed and non- strikers started the dhiurbance rather than flying squadrons of pickets. Those beaten by anti-strtkc workers were L. O. Whitman, Ckve Hooper. Floyd Dorsey, and Clyde Cheek, all union members who were attacked at Rockmart. near here, and beaten with clubs and pistol butts. Socialists Announce Caruthersville Meeting CARUTHERSV1LLE. Mo.. Sept H.-T. F. McCoy, candidate for Congress from this district on the Socialist ticket, and Ted Graham, national organizer for the Soclal- ist party, will hold a meeting here Monday. September 17. It was announced loday. It will be a street meeting and a sound system will be used. Christian Church Will Hold Meeting Sunday 'Hie official board of the First Christian church has called a meet- Ing of the members of that congregation following the regular morning worship Sunday. Two Important matters arc to be voted upon at Hint time and every member Is urgently requested \o be present. " 1<! staff ha en workint; extra hours dnllv to cx- Bondholders have deposited for refunding under provisions ul ACL No. 11 of. 1934 bonds .totaling $100.152,928, he said. They were state highway bonds. $20.935.000; slate toll bridge bonds. $5,208,000; road Improvement district lauds 824 084523; Devalls Bluff bridge bonds, 30.000; slate highway bonds hclrl by the St. Louis bond committee' to to refunded, S3.000.000; road improvement district bonds held by Ihe St. 1,-Hiis committee, S7.0DO.OOO; stale litxiiway and loll bridge bonds now being refunded by the .N'e\v York committee, $3a.855 J 000, making a total of $103.152,928. Isolates New, Costly Metal "Phantom Killer" Makes "Thriller" Grim Reality RED WING. Minn., Sept. 15 IUP)—A "phantom killer," ' who . bound and gagged his victim af- ler Ihe manner of a lurid picture on a detective story magazine cqy- •. vons sought here today. Lying beslcle a trussed >---;dy found in a tax car sas the bizarre magnztnc cover. The man, garrotcd exactly as. portrayed Tn the picture, was a grim replica of the artist's creation. The victim was unidentified. Au- : ihnritlcs who accidentally found the body believed he had*, lain In the car many days. His clothing, all purchased in Minneapolis, was of fashionable cul. He was described as about 65 years old and weight about .1*0 pounds. His pockels were rifted and a knnnsack in which he car-- ricd a few belongings was lying nearby. . .T Pays $25 Penalty for ' Carrying Too Much Gas Sam Jenkins, driver of a s. and ?. transport, operating out of St. Louis. Mo., has paid a $25 fine and nx and penalty for violation of (lie Arkansas gas tax statute. • ; Jenkins entered a plea of guilty i municipal court. He was accused of violating the statute by evading payment, of tax on 28 gal-.. ons of gasoline. Revenue officers, checking Jen-'. I sins' truck when he entered the state, fount! IK was carrying 48 gallons of gasoline. Only 20 gallons of gas, free o( Arkansas tax. nrc allowed to be brought into the "late by commercial vehicles. Roy Albcrtson, driver of the Monarch Egg and Poultry company of Kansas City, Mo., has L-cen arrested on a similar charge and will face trial this afternoon. He has indicated that he may re- slst llic charge. Al a cost that m.iko.s it worlli f 1.400.000 Aii.nmico, innm expensive tlian i.uliinu. n new mclal — |n OM< [hiinm — Ins been Isobl.'il by Dr. Aiislitl von Hiosso. above, visiiins chemistry profrssnr at Hie Uni- retsiiy ot Clilcaco Ko. i>l In Iho list of 02 kaowii cliemlenl elenieiils. prolaclinluni is more radioactive llian radium. Only one-lenlh ot * trim of It lias • x baen oblnlnei (o due, 3 Skeet Club to Hold Formal Opening Sunday The Blytheville Skect club will hold' its first formal shoot tomorrow afternoon starting at 2:30 o'clock. Among participants In the shooting will be Bill Smcad of Osc3- ola, a state trnpshcoting champion. Cat and Robta Are Pals HAMPTON FALLS, N. H. (UP) —A tome robin and a cit are th« . best ot friends, according to their owner, Mrs. Ethel F. Virrell. proprietor of an antique shop here. Tne bird: unable to fly, rides around, Ihc home on the cat's back. WEATHER Arkansas—Pair and colder tonight. Sunday fair, rising tempera- lure in northwest portion. Memphis and vicinity—Thunder- showerc this afternoon c-t taa!(ht. Colder. Sunday fair and coi*.

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