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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 6, 1936
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THB DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHKAB1' AUKANSA8 ANU 6OUT1IKABV MIHBOUIU VOL. XXXUI—NO. 'Hi BlytherUU Courier Biythevllle D«Uy Newi Blythe?U!« Henild MlMlMlppl Vidley U*l«r AUKAXSAS, WKDNHSDAY. -MA.Y li, lUHIt x <:• i PLAN FORMAL SINOUO COPl'KS' I-MVK CRNT3 Landon Loses In California IldTMEflY 10 G. 0. P._ Roosevelt Polls Tremendous Democratic Vote on West Coast RAN FRANCISCO. May C (UP) —ncmcoi-ats rallied behind President. Hoosevelt while a majority of Republicans expressed preference for nnlnslriicted convention delegates In California's primary, returns showed today. Gov. Alf M. Lmulon of Kansas, backed strongly by Publisher William Randolph Hearst a n <1 Clov. Frank P. Men-jam, trailed flic unlnstriictect delegation headed by Earl Warren, friendly to former President Herbert Floover. Roturns from lO.S'.ll of (he state's 11.708 precincts gave: Republican—Warren ticket, 33G,- <i50; Landon, 230,285. liemccralic — Roosevelt, 739.580- Sinclair, 97,445: McOroarty, 50,533. I.aiidon Leads in Dakota PIERRE, S. D., May 6 (UP) — Gov. Alf M. Lniulon of Kansas retained a lend of 2,003 over Senator William E. Borah today in tubulated returns from two-thirds of the precincts in the South Dakota Republican presidential preference primary. Returns from 1,311 out of 1,841 precincts, gave Landon, 33,531; Borah. >.31.468. . - HGOSBVP!!,, : unopposed, icoinpllmenlary vote ratio primary. _ k Cotton NEW YORK, May 6. (UP)- Cotton closed steady O|>en Amy July Oct. Dec. Jan. Mar. 1153 1109 1025 1026 1027 1031 high 1154 1115 1029 1030 1031 1035 Spots closed quiel at low close 1152 1153 1109 HIS 1023 1026 1025 1027 1026 1028 1029 103 1163, up' 1 Spol Average Is 11.4C The average price of 7-8 inch middling cotton on the 10 lead- li:g spot markets today was 11.46, according lo the Blythcville Board of Trade. Producers are entitled lo a subsidy of .54 of a ccnl per porad on 1935 crop cotton sold by I hem today. New Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS, May 6. (UP)— The colton market was steady and n few iwlnts higher than Ihe previous closing level today. Besl gain was in July, which finished ten points hig'her al 1109. Other months advanced one to five points, open high low close . 1148 1148 1146 1147 . 1101 1109 1101 . 1022 1025 1021 . 1021 1024 1021 . 1023 1027 1023 1027 1027 1027 May July Oct. Dec. Jan. Mar. 1109 1023 1024 1025 1021b iWanderer Now, Garbo Returns Still "tired of il „'! ' u id re vealing that she is now an I'll wanderer, Gretn Garb'o essayed this wan, valiant smile upon arriving in New York, after a year's absence, to resume her film work. Arrayed in .this plain garb, with her coiinte- nance ashen, she displayed at the moment little bf'lhe glamour which has won her such a great following of screen fans. I5HIYEH Caraway Marshal Convicted of Second Degree* u Slaying Murder Spots closed steady al 1119, up 9 Closing Stock Prices NEW YORK, May 6. (UP)— Steady strength spread over the stock market in dull trading today, steel and railroad shares coming Into demand In afternoon transactions. Volume again remained close to a million shares as traders were reticent to make new commitments in view of the French situation and uncertainty over the tax legislation here. A. T. and T .......... 155 7-8 Anaconda Copper ____ 34 1-4 Both, steel ........... 51 1-2 Chrysler ............... 96 Cities Service ........ 43-4 Coca Cola ............ 85 1-2 Gen. Am. Tank ....... 453-8 Gen. Electric ......... 363-4 Gen. Motors .......... 64 3-4 Int. Harvester ........ 82 1-2 McKesson-Robblns .... 91-2 Montgomery Ward ____ 39 7-8 N. Y. Central ........ 34 7-8 Packard ............... 10 1-8 Phillips Pel .......... 43 1-4 Radio ................. 10 1-2 St. L.-S. P ............. 2 1-4 , Simmons Beds ....... 25 3-4 Texas Co ............. 34 1-2 Standard of N. J ..... 60 .'U. s. Smelting ....... 94 V. S. Steel .......... 58 1-4 Wflrner Bros .......... 101-4 \ Zonlte ................ 61-2 l open high low close Nay 62 1-4 $3 62 1-4 62 7-8 JHy 60 7-8 61 t-2 60 1-8 61 3-8 Rebellious Mississippi Convicts Return Peacefully to Fields PARCHMAN, Miss., May e (ui 1 ) —Two score mnlinrnis convicts at Mississippi prison cutnp number five went peacefully back to work in the fields today after a one- day strike for shorter 'hours. Supt. J. p. Thames •announced his morning that all was quiet at the prteon camp where yesterday some 40 convicts, under the leadership of Ralph Pulls, bank rob- )er and former pal of the late Ray Hamilton, notorious Texas desperado, barricaded themselves at the camp and defied prison guards to get them out. Thames had summoned a detachment of national guard under the control of Maj. T. E. Dirdsong to stand ready in case they would be needed. Ho threatened to "blast Ihe convicts" out of their camp this morning If they refused to go back to work. Chicago Corn Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS, III., May G (UP)—Hogs ' 5,500 Top 1020 170-230 Ibs. 1000-1015 140-160 Ibs. 900-1020- Bulk sows 875-310 Caltle 2,200 Steers 700-800 Slaughter steers 600-900 Mixed yearlings and heifers 700-800 Slaughter heifers 600-875 Beef cows 525-600 Cutters and low cutters 350-450 LAKE CITY, Ark.. May 6— Clyde Hurst. Caraway marshal, wns given 15 years Imprisonment for second degree.murder for the fatal .shooting of John Martin, former marshal, by a Jrry here this afternoon. The jury mem- t'frs asked the court to supply them with diagrams and exhibits In Iho case as they began Ihelr deliberations after the noon recess and returned .a verdict about 2H5 1>. M. They deliberated three hours. Ilursl had not indicated whether, he would appeal the verdict according to a .member' of the sheriff's force. Tiic case went to Iho Jury, at about 11:15 o'clock Oils morning. After about 30 inlniites deliberation the jury was taken to lunch and returned at 1:15 to resume Its consideration of the cas5. Testimony was completed yesterday afternoon and this morning's session was devoted to closing arguments of counsel. District Attorney Denver Dudley nnd .his-assist ant, Morris Webb, for the state, and Joe Clay Young and, lyle Spencer for Ihe defense. • .^'-.V...'. / i Claimed Self-Defense "Hurst's defense was based on : the contention that lie kilted Martin; his. predecessor^' in-'- Ihe: .Caraway marshal's ofrlee.Mri' self-defense, ,2)^ though Martin was itnaniied al-'the time of the slaying. : ./•' Walter Walls, former state hos- Pjtal patient, testified fdy.thc defense fiia'l Martin had offered him SIOO to kill Hiirst; and that another time wlien he was at Martin's home, the latter fired his pls- lol Into the air several limes In an.effort to attract Hurst to his property where'lie planned'to shoot him. Walls said Martin told him (hat if he • would ambush Hursl from-an alley and flee to his (Martin's) home, the Martins would testify he liad been with them all of the time. Cecil Sackrider testified thai Martin .told him at 1'ack Oak several months before the slayino that he intended lo kill Hurst. ° Mncipals' I.onjr-Time Enemies Martin was shot lo , death by Huijl.on .t'nc'slreels c,f Caraway February 29, 1935, as the 'dlmax to trouble of long standtno between the two men over public office, Hurst having been promoted from night, marshal to city marshal when -he 'city council dismissed Martin for alleged inefficiency and negligence last fall. Both the state and defense contended I'nat Martin and Hurst threatened caah other on ;cveral occasions. Hurst testified lhal Martin had 'hated" him since they began serv- ng on Ihe law enforcement force together. He said tliat Martin had declared "there isn't room for both of us." Hnrst, declared that Martin threatened to kill him at least three 'lines, and that Martin carried a run constantly after his discharge. On Lie night of the shooting. Hursl said. Martin came ton-ante him reaching for his back jwcket. and would not slop when he asked him several limes lo tafee his hand away from the pockcl. Victim's Widow Testifies The state completed its case Monday afternoon. Mrs. Martin widow of the victim, testified that she saw the slaying but that she did nol hear the conversation preceding the shooting or ice her husband reach for his rear pocket as if lo draw a gun as Hurst charged. John L. Chandler and Chester Meade, state witnesses, testified thai they saw Ihe shooting but neither would say that lie saw Martin reach for hi? pocket. Hoy Carroll, another witness to the shooting who testified for the stale, declared that, he heard Hurst ask Martin: "What the hell are you doing?" a few seconds before the former opened fire. State character witnesses Included R. B. Belch. Ed Walton. P W. Elder. Harry Walls'. Belhc Rogers. Chicago Wheat open liigh low close May 96 5-8 96 7-8 95 1-2 96 1- Jilly 87 3-8 88 1-4 87 87 7- Whlte and Aubrey Three Churches Miy Merge WELLSBURG, W. Va. (UP) — One of the results of the flood may be> the merger of the Christian, Methodist and Presbyterian congregations in this town. The flood wrecked the Methodist church and damaged the Presbyterian's building, Michigan Prison Search Nets Variety of Weapons JACKSON, Mich., May 6 (UP) — Search of all prison cells anil corridors of tin- slate prison for Kouthern Michigan early this morning resulted In the flmllni; of "four or live bushels" of lin-, provided weaiwns, Warilen Harry I Jackson disclosed, | The assortment of "homemade" I weapons Included knives, saws, small axes, hammors, bludgeons and ttie like. Jackson said no guns were found In Itic cells. "All of the inmale.s were laken oul of their cells before we started the shakedown," Jackson said. The search, made 'while prisoners were In Iho dining rooms, followed an attack upon live .guards l>y three negro prisoners lasl Saturday. x Sons Will Be Paltbcav- crs at Funeral Services lomorrbw The six sons ol the late J. R Sraltli will be pallbearers nt lilt funeral services, to be held tomorrow morning at Uie. residence on the Barileld road. Mr. .Smith died suddenly Monday afternoon. The Rev. W. V. Wonmck, pastor of the First Methodist church, and the, Rev. Alfred Carpenter, pastor of- the First, -Baptist church, 'will ' officiate, with the Masonic rites lo be In charge L.p!>e •.chapte'r at Huffman, of vvhicli" Mr. .Smith ' was n member, and the iilythevllle clinpter. Bur T ial will be made at Elmwood cemetery. Members of these groups will serve as honorary pallbearers along with these: V. a. Holland, John Walker, S. E. Vail. Joe Isaacs, E. M. Huffman. Monroe Bcshcars, C. A. Richards, W. P. liarkin, C. M. Buck, Dr. I. H. Johnson, Dr. C. E. Wilson nnd R. H. Green. A large number' of relatives will attend the services. Those who have already arrived are: Ills sons, Henry and Marlon, and Mrs. Marlon Smith, of Houston, Texas; his sons, Charles and Mark, of Coral Gables. Flu.; a sister, Mrs. C. S. Bradshaw and Mr. Bradshaw, • of Forrest City; a sister of Mrs. Sitiilh, Mrs. J. A. McCulcheon, niul Mr. McCutclieon, of Wheatley, Ark.; Mrs. Smith's father, L. L. Fowlkes, of Qutlin, Mo.; her brother. Black Powlkes, and Mrs. Fowlkes, of Carulhers- villc; and her brother. Sam Fowlkes, and Mrs. Fowlkes. ol New- bcrn, Tenn, He Is also survived by two ' other sons, Addison and Wallace, three daughters. Misses Juanila, Tisha and Constance, and another sister, Mrs. Henry Hale, of here. A native of ivar Neiibei'n. Tenn., Mr. Smith came lo Mississippi county hi 1001. He lived at Huffman until 1913 wlu-u he moved to this city, where lie had farming interests. The Cobb Funeral Home is Iti charge of arrangements. Charges Dis- cnmiimtion ;it Highway Commission Heaving MTTUJ liOCK. May (i. (l)l')_ More than 200 Boiil'n Arkansas cltl- wrjs crowded into the of rep- rc^ntatlvcs today to meet wllh III-) state highway commission and ask for a more cqultablu u'.slrlbmloii ol Idghway Improvemeul funds. Tlie delegation presented ligurps .•'iiowing that while tlic .southern part of Ihe state paid more gasoline taxes anil almost us much general properly tuxes, the northern part continued lo receive most, of the roml improvements. : "All we wanl Is a square deal for southern Arkansas." said J. s. Urpoks, president of thu El Dorado chamber of commerce, at the open- Ing of ttie mooting. "Tills delegation and nil South Arkansas cUlncii; feel (hat theii Eecllon has been neglected in the matter of building new roads by past highway commissions and presents its side of the question to ttie present membership In hope I'iml stale funds will be fairly divided In the future," M.-E. Melton of Texnrknnii presented figures disclosing thai South Arkansas carried on more commercial business limn was transacted 'n .the northern section, , "In Ihe .federal government's construction while Vile northern half of the state received $4,H5,- 621 worth," Mellon said. "In the distribution of federal emergency and recovery funds the south received $8,333,2011 while North Arkansas counties received $134507171'.' , ' Melton estimated the state road mileage at 8.909 miles of w'nlcb more than 50 per cent Is in (he section north of Little.Rock. He estimated the valiie.of real estate In the northern section ai $170.330,342 as compared to $152,- H3.549 In Ihe south, while automobile licenses bought for 1035 gave I'ne southern section an advantage of approximately $32,000 over llic amount collected In the northern half of the slale. Members'of the highway commission present at the meeting thank- cd the delegation for Ihe prescnla- tlon of the ngurcs bill reserved decision for action at n later date in the federal government's railway Prc-win^ prc^rsni'.South'<Ar'-. Kanisr. rtctilyal S^lJO.fju 'worth of County Medical Society Discusses Heart Ills Heart, trouble was discussed by members of the Mississippi County Medical society In a meeting last night at file Blythevtlle hospital. Dr . E. H. Cox, of Wllsou. spoke on "The Anatomy of the Henri" and Dr. M. L. Cantrell ol L.uxora, led the discussion on "The physiology of the Heart." Other members who attended were: Drs. T. P. Hudson, of I.ux- °ra, N. B. Ellis, of Wilson. W. M. Owen, of Armo'rcl, J. A. Luckctt, °' DeU. A. M. Wnshburn. 1). L. yd. J. A. Sallba, Hunler C. Sims, c. E. Wilson, F. L, Husband and F. D. Smil'n, Blythcville. The nest meeting, to be held hero June 2nd, will be featured with discussions of these subjects: "Angina Peclork," by Dr. Husband; Aortic Rcgurgttation," by Dr. Hudson, and "Mitral Insufficiency," by Dr. Wilson. California Population Gains 200,000 Yearly SACRAMENTO, Cal. (UP) — California's population, advancing al the rate of 200,000 a year, Is approaching the 6,400,000 mark according to estimates of tlic California Taxpayers association. The official ceas-us of 19.W re- 5,017,251 More Than 90 Per .Cent Will Cooperate, Fuller- Ion Predicts A 90 to 95 per cent sign-u of north Mississippi countu far acreage under the new soil con servation farm benefit program I Indicated by the results of mect Americans bcsleued ,11 smiill band of Ihe u. S. legation, these voiing American iiullomon played slcrllnjf roles In eflecthiB rescue Bailed by Ihe iloleis from obtaining help from the llritlsh legation torn miles away, Walter E. Tiinnl'i-, New London, Conn,; John \V. Anslow, Medford. Mass.; and Cecil K Cavannh. Philadelphia, left to rlghl above, navy: wireless men al the U. S. legation, contacted Wnshlnnlnn. Tlieru! news of their plight was received by Leslci O V>oi ilas, of South Wayne, Wls., shown al his sliort wnyo sel 'I ho pita lliu> was ,c-! laycd lo London, and radlced bu-k to iho Uilllsh legation In Artilh ^Ataba, which sent troops to nld the beleaguered Amci leans '' Their Owner, Louisiana rlaii, Fen red Dying a I Montreal MONTRKAl.,, QllC., Mny G (UP) —Twelve poisonous snakes, one of wh.lch ullj Its owner pinbably fatiilly, were sufely caged by an Egyptian snake channel- Unlay af •reel Hunter Arraigned at New Orleans for Harboring Desperado NEW OIILRANS. Mny 0 (UP) — Bond of $500,000. was set for Fred Hunler, companion of number one, desperado Alvln Karpis, when ,.,- "milcr was arraigned here (oilay ..— neighborhood had ol1 charges of "hiirborinn and con- been thrown into nanic by re-| eealim;" Kurjiis. ports that some of Ihem were' Hunter, chained, waived preliminary hearing before United Stales Commissioner Reginald Carter .intl 1! Ducc Will Refuse to Discuss Mntlei- WilK Other Countries KOMR. May (1 (UP)—Italy will formally annex Mhlopla Saturday It wns reported [inthoillallvcly today. The chamber of deputies, 11 was said, would approve then a bill proclaiming Italian soveiclyn- ly over the entire country. , I'rcinler lioliltu Mussolini will ii'fuiio itibci'.ss any In- lernullonal selllejiicilt of llib Ilnllnn-Ediloplim Mutation which Is mil based on Hip piemlsc that J'UhlopIn . Is now Itallnn telrl, lory. Hnllul Named Governor I'roccL'ilIni; promptly with llio organization of Ihe country.• Mnr- shal I'lelro Hndogllo ioday imined Giuseppe Uoltal. . uovcrnor uf name, who accompanied him to AildLs Abnbu, governor of llio Ethiopian capital. Ute.lehes fiom Klhlopia said lhal a molorlml column nnder Gen. >T|ltorlo Verne had suiTound- <-<! JlJIlfa, former hcadininileis of Ihe chleflaln - Has Nasslbu, and most probably vvonlil enter It today. This and (he occupillon of Hiirnr,-.nearby, .will coinplclc tho conning wlililh I|,ily Is celo- hi'nlhur. An aiilliorllalive raselsl source said Mvssollnl li prcpaied to rccnnntzc tbo rslnblls-lied ilglhji of other (fountiles In Ethiopia bill always on condition that they iccounl/c Italy's soveielgnly over the country. "Uhloula Is Now lliillan" The iccoiintLlon would apply to fiBHle's,. lulhvay', Iriteieiib and Ulltatn's wilier lights al -Lake-' Tami but not to polltluil or unfulfilled econom:;.privileges which other countries' me .si'cklng In ICthlopIn The Misolst informer said "We aie not - eolni? to cheated orl of the fruils of vicloiy as vve «eic at tho end of Ihe World War." F'1-cleil 1Ji|iesllons Hint the flallaii-Uthlnplrin aifali might now be settled on (he basis of Iho Anglo-Fiance-ltallan lienly o t 1000, he mill), "are laughable- because Ethiopia is now Italian."' bo till-, The reptiles, king cobras,.adders was rtmnnded lo t.he federal lull and rattle snakes, all were found ngs held Monday and Tuesday in Neal and Bl» Lake townships. Conity Agent J. O. Fiillcr.lon said Ioday. Work sheets were completed for 217 farmers in Big Lake township nnd for 185 hi Neal township. Mr. Hi'.Vrtd:i said, will in neither township has the job ,-.-. ^^ siclnns feared lie would die from llu: venom Injected Into him by an adder last. nlHil, During the morning authorities hiul fe.-irrtl that live of the snakes were loose. Police closed the street, outside Iho hotel and residents sealed up their houses. Florctte Xoda, .-make charmer 1 and frlcml of Smith, entered the hotel room after previously having asserted that llic snakes had gone "beserk" and lhal she would nol go in unless the reptlle.i nisi won: gassed. Later she went in. enlhrred rp the snakes one by one from their 'hiding places in various [xirts of Uie room, and put them back in their cages. nonnccd, The formal charge uiiiilnsC Hunter made no mention of Mm mull robbery which he is alleged lo have staged In Ohio. According tr, Uie charge. Hunier "harbored nnd concealed" Karpis, who was wnnled by Minnesota anthoritie.s for (ho $200,000 ransom kidnaping of Edward a. Hrcmer wealthy,St. I'anl hanker. Hunler, Karpis, and tin unnam- xl "woman In white" were cap- Im-cd by O-meiv at, a New Orleans apartment last. Friday night. J. Edgar Hoover, chief of jus- lice department agents, yesterday ordered the woman released. He said no ehargs would be nicd against her. WPA Theme Dwells On Vanity of Women .-.. that ihey wanted lo participate. | Meetings similar to those held Monday and Tuesday at Lcach- ville and Manila are belli;} held tcday and Thursday al (he llly- thevllte courl house for Chlcka- sawba township farmers and ai Dell today and nt Lost Cam' Thursday t,v Hector township. Meetings arc scheduled for Friday, SattM-day and Monday in oilier north Mississippi county townships. ™ mnton Old Table Returns SENCEA, Kas. (UP)—Forty years 'Bo Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Harsh fire 'gullible and one path lo a Job Is taking advantage of this gullibility. Most women c.'in be pci^uadcd to try anything guaranteed to restore Ittetr failing beaulv. or .remove blemishes bequeathed to them by " WEATHER Arkansas —Cloudy, probably tinmdcrshowers late loniglit and — .-H.HUV UlULt HJ H, itXUIIU" hand dealer because that kind of furniture was not r in style. Recently walnut has come Into Its ovvn again. They saw the table It back. Thursday. Cooler portion Thursday. Memphis and slightly ers. cooler. In northwest and vicinity. — Pair wanner tonlghl. show- The maximum temperature here »etim. iney saw me labie yesterday was 85, minimum 53 « neighbor's home and bought)clear, according to' Samuel P l " nt • iN'oiTls, official weather observer', Ellis Pagan Will Seek Terry's Congress Seat LITTLK ROCK. May G (UP>Senator Ellis M. Fngan of Little Hock today annoimced his candidacy for iho Ucmocratic nomination for congress from Uie Fifth congressional district. Pagan seeks the place now held by Rep. David D. Terry of Little Rock. He served one term as stale representative before being elected lo (he Pulaski and 1934. slate senate from Perry counties In Georgia Friends Raise Roosevelt's Ballot Fee ATLANTA, Ga., May 6 (UP) — Tlic $10,000 entrance fee has been contributed by Georgians to qualify President Roosevelt as a candidate In the Georgia presidential pi-eferencc primary June 3, Marion Allen, Mr. Roosevelt's campaign manager, announced today. "A flood of contributions during the past two days has put tjie fund over'the $10,000 mark," Allen. 1 'Said. Ited (Jross Head Dies London, May 0 (UP) —Andrew John Melly, chief of the British Red Cross In Ethiopia, has died at the IJiitish legation al Addis- Ababa of wounds he received In Ihe bandit orgy, the foreign office advised his relative's today.. Charges New Deal I las Exceeded Powers in Acquiring Georgia Properly ATLANTA, Ga.. May 0 (UP) — Clov. Eugene Talmadge today, charged the federal government had exceeded its authority in purchasing land in Georgia without legislative consent nnd expressed Ihe opinion that Ihe land belongs to the stale. . The ant i-New Deal governor's attack was aimed at Rexford G. Tug wolfs Resettlement Administration and the National Harks Service, large scale purchasers of Georgia land. "If this land belongs to the stale of Georgia." the governor said. "It should be sold Immediately to citizens of the state so they can build homes and keep up the projierty so It will pay Its proportionate share of taxes. "The United States is the larg- csl land owner In the world with the exception of Russia . . . In tlic last two years the government purchased 23,000.000 acres at a cost of $!16,2<57,193. Where Is this going to stop)" It was pointed out that the rural Resettlement Administration' and other federal agencies had. made large purchases In Georgia without legislative authorization. ' In many states, however, legislatures did not authorize the government to purchase land for various purposes. Negro Fined $25 Only one offender appeared In municipal court today. Judge Doyle Henderson fined 'Turner, negro, $25 arid costs on a charge of assault and ballery. |

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