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THEVILLE COCRIE VOL. XXXIH—NO. 217 Blythevllle Courier Blythevllle Herald Blylheville Ually News Mississippi Valley Lender Till DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST' ARKANSAS AND 'SOUTHEAST MISSOURI' HLVTilRVlLLK, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, NOVBMBWU 27, 10!iG SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS IN AMERICAS Career Ended Declines Other Comment On Report by Comptroller's Office LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 27. (UP) — Secretary of State Ed P. McDonald today termed the state comptroller's oluee report of excessive janitor's supplies purchases for the capitol through his office as u "rebound from . the recent political campaign and without foundation." "The matter of refunding $7,709.30, mentioned! in the comptroller's report which I'have not seen, happened at a time when I 'was campaigning In Trot Smith and I know- nothing about It,'V McDonald declared.. . •;' : -. '•-' Calls It Political Move "Once I have 'received a copy of the comptroller's'; report I'll go into it and make- : a'statement but ot present I am of Iheiopinion that It was started as'a political move and would - have.. 'died ."after the campaign had I received 3,700 mor; votes than I did in the race." The comptroller's repoit, made public last night by Gov. J. M. Fu• troll,. disclosed that. $52,053.17 in , janitor's supplies had been ordered by the secretary of state's ofiics for the slatchouse bstweeri Janu- ary.16, 1034 and August 24, -1936. Of that,amount $29,361.93 'worth ' was handled as drop shipments by five Little :Rock business concerns between January 4 and July 21 ,of this jear from a Memphis disinfectant company. The state, however, has paid only $466227 of the amount,: the report said. Daushttr -Signs Refund Check The comptroller's report disclosed that five days before:the. August primary the McKesson-Lincoln Drug company obtained a refund • •"<of $7,70990 from a Memphis" firm for-fundsHhat it had advanced. In payment for supplies sold the state. The report showed that the refund was made by cashier's check on the Peoples National bank gor $2,000; by personal check, of : ' ; Mrs: Kenneth B. Coger, daughter of Mr. McDonald, drawn on W. -B.'Wor- then'Co.Vbanker.s, for $3,250, and $2,459.90 in cash. The report also stated that . Memphis company indicated/ it was 99.76 water. per cent .Memphis 'city It was reported that the'origin- al instructions to the state comptroller's office employes called "for Retail Sales in Blytheville in 1935 21 Per Cent Above 1933 Retail sales in Blytheville In 1935 exceeded tipse of 1933 by more than 21 per~cent but were still substantially below the 1929 level, according to a census bureau report released to' the Blytheville chamber of Commerce tod^j Total retail sales In. this city in 1935, according'to the business census taken by the federal government earlj this yeai, were $4510 000. sales in 1933 according to <i.similar census amounted to $3,- 109,000rr.'while in 1 1929 thej were S5.862.0J6. • , ,The census for'193= showed 201 retail-stores in opeiatlon in this city compared to 204 (n 1931 and 185 Iri'i929. Pajioll,of retail sto.es amounted to $4130001 In 1935 In 1933 it was J3D9COO and in 1929 it .was $587,220 .•', Sales'by liquor stores accounted for $61,000'of the $801000 Increase In volume of sales from 1933 to 1935, according tn-the'census-n 'Division of the $4510000 sal business follovs food stores and general stores $901000, e-iting and drinking places $127000 general merlhandise group $183000, appar el' group. $2ol 000, automotive Man of Wealth and 'Mystery Succumbs to Heart Attack While 'Alorle MONTE CARLO, Monaco. Nov. 7. (UP)— Sir Basil Zaharoff, mak- 1 of kings and of' wars', died today. The aged seller of munitions to ny government which had the rice amassed a fabulous fortune, In Is long career during which he aced a finger of blood across the lap of Europe. - ZaharofT was believed to have ecn.Bf) years old although the exit circumstances of his birth re- lalned obscure, as did many of he events an declivities of his life. -le was familiarly known as "the lystery man of Europa." . Sudden death finally overcame I m 'where he spent the last few ears of his life In inactivity forc- ;1 by his feeble condition. He suf- ;rcd a heart attack while alone. Power Behind Many Rulers A man 'about whom little was nown.. but much was said and •rltten, Sir Basil became the sub^ :ct of a legend such ns few men ave known in their lifetime. The. power to moke himself, felt ,'here he seldom .was seen gave taliaroir his colorful •rjputrttlon. Vealthy as Croesus, -the owner ot Janks, railroads, hotels, theaters, II wells and mines; and the "an- el" of many kings and • states- ion, he was the secret force b? lind tottering 'and newly estab- shed thrones, infant republics and oung nations. Grand Officer • of the Legion of lonor of Prance, : Grand Cross of he British -Empire, Knight of the Bath, Sir Basil held In all 298 for- Ign decorations heaped upon him ly 31 nations. At the lieight'of lis career, he "sat' on more' than 00 boards of directors of ( fabu- witiKKJiuing ui nit: ic^jui i/''until iu had been submitted to Prosecuting' Attorney Fred A. Dohham. group. Ohio Colleges Plan 2nd 'Peace institute' ° '" OBERLIN, Ohio (UP)—Oberlin College again will be host to a "peace institute" sponsored by Ohio colleges and universities,; it, has been announced by Ernest Hatch Wilkins', president. The institute is backed by the Carnegie Endowment for Intenva- lonal Peace. Hcpresentatves from 12 colleges attended the first two-week session last June. Tlie next probably will be held in June also, Wilkins said. , stores,; $204,000; liQuor 'stores, $61- COO; other stores, $292,000'. New York Cotton NEW YORK, NOV. 27. (UP)— I Cotton closed steady. open Jan July 1182 11.11 1165 1158 1147 1118 By Clement Clarke Moore -high, low close ...... 1181 1187 1179 1172 1176" U69 1168 1112 1165 1163 1168 1158 1156 1160 1147 IC| - 1122 1127 1118 ... Spots closed steady at 1227, up \New Orleans Cottoi NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 27 (UP)— Cotton closed irregular, five point. Iilgh to five lower. Scarcity December tenders caused a tight cnlng in all near . month con tracts. The price movement ran ed downward from December points at 1184, to n .5-point los In July. open high low close Dec 1182 Jan 1160 Mar 1165 May 1159 July 1153 Oct. 1122 1122 1120 iil7b Spots closed quiet at 1213 unchanged. V IC/icn oul on the la&n'lhcr orojc such a clatter. t sprang /rom Ita ficd lo tuhal tms the matter. (Continued In Next Issue) 1187 1180 1170 1166 1169 1163 1165 1158 1155 l«s 1122 1120 118 1168 1164 1158 1148 wealthj concerns Parents Were Or Descended 'from*Ore" k * aninope whence thej nere chased (by the nas=acres of 1821 S,r Basi le sold a submarh?} half °a ceil •Spain Galls For Meeting Of Council GENEVA, Nov.- 27. (UP) —I'll 0 Spanish government requested ' n special meeting of the .League' of Nations council today to 'consider the alleged ^Intervention 'of .Italy and Germany in the Spanish civil •"nr. .-• .: : -, '. '• League cfrcles said Hie •. council lirobaUly would meet next week: to consider the situation, regarded' as one of the greatest menaces to European peace In years. ;•..'.•; Where Bra/li Welcomed Roosevci t n.F,Ort. Side-Tracks Proposal for Curbing Povver of: Supreme Court TAMPA, Fin., Nov.. 27 (UP)— The American Federation of Labor convention today called for 30- hour-week legislation to reduce unemploynvint but delegates evaded n direct demand for '-limitation of the power of the supreme court The shorter work^ week committee repotting that business ac tnltj ' ' ' ' levels, was about back to 1920 declaied that the six hour dnj and fne-daj week were the only means of survival in the machine, age. Resolutions directed at curbing the supreme court beciuse of falluie of \arlou'; New Deal soc ml measures to withstand con stltutionalitj tests led to mi hour of oratory at Ihe end of which the convention accepted the reso- lutllons committee proposal that the Issue be leferred to the executive council foi study and' fb.- tuje, action,,If .necessary - - ,-t The ^comentIon acted on. ;tlie .hour ,v,eek report/over Descended (from " Greek jparetih the opposition of William fcuteh- °L ! L 0 ' 01 * *'_ Constantinople Inson, powerful head.of the cai- , o penters who nas l io[eil'<lo ° ury: ago. -Since then he - had sold n one single sweep .10,000 • machine guns 10 cruisers and destroyers 4000000 rounds of ammunition and 12n cannon—all for credit, the largest single mum- Ions and arms ordei in history Sir Basil was born m the Ana «han mountain village of Mough- a, ; but the,.family, after, suffering 'rom "Turkish persecution, fled' to Odessa.: iZaharofr received i a fair :ducation in Constantinople acting as aV tour 1st guide. He entered the.business'of his uncle',-a Constantinople' 1 merchant, and was-la- ten into partemship. The, sequel was one of the strangest episodes of his strange' career. ''•.-' 'There was a breach: Zaharoff went to England and was arrested on n charge of theft brought by his; uncle. He was tried and'ac- quitted. In a statement which he made later ill Athens to his friend and patron, M. Etienne Skuludls afterward prime Minister ol Greece, he described how In the last moments before the trial'he made a dramatic discovery in the pocket of an old fur coat of a letter proving his innocence, and demonstrating his uncle's perfidy. Became Munitions A§ent Zaharoff later went to Athens. He was colcl-shouldercd. Then his chance came. He was appointed agent for Nordenfelt, the armaments firm, in the Balklns. His first big stroke was to sell a submarine—the first submarine sold— lo Greece. Next he sold two submarines to Turkey. It \vas at that stage of his life that the American inventor, Hi- v.ns the committee chalrma ified the rpjioit spui national interest In °the hour week nfle cla ta JO . sto Sentenced Fot Slavery me «cona or the two scheduled on the presidents long ciutse between ^3^. a law c°«n foi an eight-horn 01 a ten-hour day," Hiitchli!son said. President William Oteeu de fended the committees icport on the grounds that "no~bettcr course was offered to labor to defend Itself against the machine. "How are we to absorb back Into industry the thousands of workers being displaced by machines?" he demanded; ' "We cannot halt the march of progress but we can [readjust hours of labor to aid in solvln» the problem."U. S. Will Ship Food to Alaska; Srikers Win SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 27. (UP) —The federal government entered the commercial shipping .business today In order to provide food for Alaska and In doing soacceded to all demands of the maritime unions whose strike has paralyzed west coast shipping. The unions jubilantly proclaimed the concessions as tantamount 'to recognition of their demands as "just and reasonable." Food and other necessary staples will be rushed to Alaskan towns on an emergency basis. SHOPPING DAYS IILL CHRISTMAS Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS, 111., Nov. 21 (UP)—Hogs: receipts 9,000 Top 9.90 170-230 Ibs 9.10-9.85 140-160 Ibs 7.00-9.70 Cattle: receipts 3.CCO Steers 6.50-8.75 Slaughter steers 5.25-12.00 Mixed yearlings and hellers 5.70-7.50' ' Slaughter heifers 4.25-n.oo Beef cows 4.00-5.00 Cutters and low cutters 3,00-3.15 ChicaffoVorn . open high low Dec 1051-2 106 . 103 7-8 104 May 1001-8 100 1-2 99 1-8 99 Pemiscot County Relief Applications Increase CARUTHERSV1LLE, Mo. — The number of persons seeking relief In this county, Mrs. Agatha Wilks, In charge of the local relief office, yesterday stated has shown a marked increase In the past two weeks. Tlik, she said, Is probably due to the fact that most' of the cotton has been harvested. Only those who have registered for wcrk are eligible to receive relief she said, and urged those who have been depending on farm work for a livelihood, but which has now "played out," due to the 0| liarv 'cst, to bring a Closing Stock Price* NEW YODK, Nov. 27 (UP) — American Telephone rose to a new high since 1 1931 at 190 1-3, up A 5-8 points, to feature a i strong though relatively inactive stock market session today. AH the leading Issues joined telephone in its advance. Utilities made the best showing In the average, lhanks to inclusion of telephone. Steels, rails, avia- tions, mercantile-shares and rail c , a statement from ? netr landlord, or employer for whom they have been «wklng, stating that there is no more work available at, that particular place. The statement is tel necessary, Mrs. Wllks absolutely said, IK 1 '" rcllef ma y .-oad equipments were strong special Issues making wide gains. T and iT, 189 1-8 Anaconda Copper .. Bethlehem Steel Chrysler Cities Sen-ice .. Coca Cola 49 5-8 72 7-8 "causing persons to be held as slaves," Paul D. Peacher, above, city marshal of Earle. was fined Imprisonment by Judge John B. Mnitlneau, • following his ' convic- 'icn by a" federal court Jury at Jonesboro. Jildge Martlncau said that Peacher would be placed oil probation if he paid his fine. His attorneys are considering an appeal but Indicated that' none would be taken if Peacher could raise the money to pay his'fine. County Agent Joe Walker Takes Job at ShreveporL OSCEOLA Ark —Counts Atcnt JOB c Walker has acccplcd a position with the American -polasli institute and will mo\L December 1 to Shic\cpoil Ln which will be ncnrcr tlie center of his Work. Ills teriltorj \U1I Include all of Arkansas and Louisiana and puts or-T'exus and Oklahoma.-, His contacts will be lingclj with expcu mcnt stations, farm clomonstnUors and agricultural collegia in tin "du cational program upon the uses ami acUantagcs of potash Mr Walker Is an M A giaduntu of the Unheisllj of Arkansas mid has had three and a half years experience as farm demonstrator Since corning to Oiceola' he n ntf Mis Walker line taken mi acthe phrt/Mn civic, scc | n i an( | re ]| g |ous life 'of Hie innn ? Parsley Dies After Long IHnesi; Miss Thelma Parsley 31 sue cumbed al the Blytheville hospital fit. 2. 30. o'clock this morning aflci . Illness. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at tlie home of her mother, Mrs; May she lived, nt — ~- Second. The "ev. M. .II. Rhodes will officiate at the services. Interment will be Bass, :wlth whom •110 south Second Carruthers-Clayton • Hearing December 1C LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—A hearing will be held here on December 10 before Federal Judge Mar- Ineau on the writ of habeas corpus granted May 14 to holt the execution of Jim X. Caruthers ami Bubbles Clayton, Mississippi county negroes, convicted of assault- Ing n white woman near Blytheville early In 1935. The hearing or'jfnnlly was Set for June 8 but was postponed until June 22. The Illness and death ot Lewis H. Rhoton of Little Rock, attorney for the defense, caused a further postponement. • A death sentence for the negroes was upheld by the state Supreme Court. A proposed appeal to:the United States supreme court was not perfected but habeas corpus proceedings were filed in federal court after the state supreme court's mandate directing execution of the death sentence was Issued May 4. - ' The petition contended that mob domination.' and Inflamed 'public opinion Influenced conviction of the negroes. It alleged that no negroes were members of the Indicting grand Jury or trial jury and that a change of venue was denied. Come in Januaiy and Fcbiuaiy Says AAA WASHINGTON NOV 27 (UP)— L°ss tnan one pci cent ol the total amount due farmers as benefits under the 193G s oll conseivallon pro- giam actually has been paid thus far, Ihe AAA sealed today. Checks for $14,11 (o^ 30 have wen mailed to 37 004} runners ,lu 3d states the AAA said, out of approximated $-(50 000,000 which cienlually will belaid fanners who compiled with federal soil conserv- ' n B suggestions ' ' Peak pcrjod foi pajmcnls prob- "blj will Lome hi January and -Febru.irj otnclnh said All benefits probably will not ue We Will Prosper If Can Live Without He Tells Brazilians HIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, NOV. 27 (UP)—Picsldcnt Roosevelt cafi- ed foi peace In the new world . hi a sliong denunciation of war befoie n Joint session of tho liifi.'.lllnn supreme court, senate and chamber 'today. "I think I cnn say that If we :an live lUthoiii war," he said, ; "(lemocialtc government through-- out Hie Americas will prove Its complete ability to raise the stand- aids of lire for those millions ' whg cry for opportunity today."' ' Tlie piesldenl's audience, Including Picsklent Gclullo Vnrgas ot Brazil, was deeply moved by his •• earnest address and listened with attention ns he extolled the ef=-i foits of Biazll for peace ami ' utlcicd such sentences as: "Room For All' ' "There Is room for all of us— r ' there Is no American conflict which cannot be settled by orderly ., and peaceful means—we are hap-' ' plly free from ancient conflicts ' which have brought so much mls- eiy to other parts of the iworld. 1 ' Referring to the Pan-American" Peace Confciencc In Buenos Aires, * which he Is to Inaugurate next Tuesday, the president said: ' ' "In this coiifcrehce we have the opportunity to banish war from ' the new world and 'dedicate It to. pence." In another passage Mr. Roose-~ velt saldr *" , "Tho motto of war Is 'Let Hie .strong survive, let "the weak die,' tlie motto of peace Is 'Let the „ strong help the weak to survive, 1 " . Thousands Ch«r Him President Roosevelt received tho most n treme.udoiis welcome "ever giv- en a cjlailngulshedivisitor to BraziC—- Tens of thousands* of cheering spectators waved flags and demon-, straUxi their friendliness ns the visiting president, slttln? beside President Vargas, was driven down the magnificent Avenlda RIii Branca. MeanwhllL AAA omdnls ttoiked long houn In an effort to announce the 1937 soil conservation program regulations by the middle or D»- before they begin planning for the I new crop year. =fsSSSyg &S&JPSSX of funeral arrangements. Miss Parsley had been In in health for a number of months, her condition gradually growing worse. She had removed from her home to the hospital last Monday Miss Parsley wns an employe of the Southwestern Bell Telephone company and had served as an operator at the local exchange for many years. She wns well known here. She Is survived by her mother, four sisters, MLss Marie Parsley and Miss Edna Mac Parsley ot this city. Mrs. W. H. Forrester of Shrcveport. La. and Mrs. Allen Norman of Little Rock, and n brother, M. J. Parsley Jr. Scott Assessed $100 for Leaving Accident J. C. Scott was fined $100 by Municipal Judge Doyle Henderson this morning on o charge of leaving tlie scene of an accident. He notice of apjical to circuit whether they should ask ^. s ,^ to amend the soil conservation act so ns to leave control of the program permanently in ih c tian&s of the federal government Instead of reverting to Individual states on January i, 1033, n s It would do under the present law. L. and A. Plans Merger; Meets Strike Demands NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 27 (Tjpj — The Louisiana and Arkansas railroad and Its Texas subsidiary, the Louisiana, Arkansas arid Texas railroad, will apply to the interstate commerce commission for permission to consolidate, It was revealed today. The two systems nlso made public today the terms of the agreement that ended a .strike of 500 workers-a strike marked by two months or bloodshed 'and-vandalism. . Wlich the merger Is effected all differences In pay and hours between the two units ftill be abolished, It was said, i ^ Kcott allegedly drove, hurriedly | Texas subsidiary °ccWent lCl ncaf'''Man^! 1 ofS!?,^ ( , 8em " 1 ' Ullly '° contori " gave chase nnd he wrecked lilsie n i UR ny H. Betterlon, Bud Fisher. Curly! S atd ^ of full be granted, It., was Harris aiid Robert Jones drew $10;' fines for public drunkenness. 103,023 Bales Ginned In Pemiscot County - - CARUTHERSV1LLE, MO.— Cot- 127 1-2 ton glim ings in Pemiscot counly up 3 3-4 to Nov. 14 were reported at 103.023 ~™ — 127 bales, compared with 44.884 to the General American Tank 89 3-4Jsame date Inst year, by Murray General Electric 52 } Zarecor, county statistical agent: General Motors 70 1-8i Favorable weather made possible r -' ' ' " '-- "" ' ''an early harvest, and If It continues favorable for ten days or so. practically the entire crop will be but, Zarecor said. He predicted the total amount would run about 115,000 bales, Ihe largest crop ever produced in Pemlscol county. Tlie total last yenr was only about 79,000, or about one-half of .this Jour's .crop, SWrccor said. ,,• International Harvester 99 1-4 McKesson-Robbias 14 1-8 Montgomery Ward .. '... 67 3-8 Chicago Wheat open high low close Dec 1187-$ 119 1-8 118 1-4 118 3-8 secured. May 1161-2 117 1-2 110 1-4 116 3-8 Drys Advocate Santa In Role of Teetotaler ALBANY. N. \V (UP)— With tin- advent of Christmas, tcmucrat"'c organizations have asked the State Liquor Authority lo coop- crate In a nationwide movement to remove photographs of Santa Claus from liquor, wine and beer advertisements. Capt. John B. Judson. executive officer of the authority, said the proposal would be brought to the attention of the members. Commlssoner Henry E, Brackman commented thnt with•"propcf training In the home, advertisements bearing pictures of.Santu will- not act as an Inducement lo children to purchase n1cohol|c bftverages." ...-.- Floodway Dance Hall and Gas Station Burn "MANILA, Ark—The dance hal at the Ploodway, nine miles south of Manila, and the filling station near It were destroyed by fire' Tuesday afternoon. The dance hall owned by H. c. Boling, was leased to Marvin Garrison, and the filling station, also owned by Mr B °Hnsr, was leased to Ernes Chlsm. Tho total loss amounte to about $2,000. Elbcrt Oarrlson, brother of Marvin, was painfully bumed on his neck and head. Cinder .tea, made by dipping . red-hot cinder in hot water, sill slomache. in some English vll 1.1 ges. iresldcntlal automobile Mr. Roosevelt, obviously pleased, :aneous Cheers drowned the music of nllllary bands as the presidents ol"-. he Uo largest nations In the Am— •rlcas passed down the thorough- " fare between colorful detachments' *. ">( troops. Guns Sound Salute Vargas conducted Mr. Roosevelt ' o the suburb of Ti Juca for lunch-. eon nt the home of E. G. Fontes,' Brarlllan Industrialist, prior to the visiting president's address before she Brazilian congress In the afternoon. Tlie t« 0 chief executives reached .lie Ponies estate at-11:15 a.m. * The president arrived aboard the , , U. S. S. Indianapolis at 9:15 am' (7:15 am. E. s t.). American gobs lined the decks of the cruiser and Hie u. s S. Chester, convojing him on his peace voyage to Buenos Aires and the Inter-American conference. Airplanes flew overhead, roarin» low In welcome to the smiling president. K The president had traditional "Roosevelt luck" on arrival, for rain which had 'fallen In tropical torrents ccaserf momentarily as the Indianapolis moved down the Guanabara bay to her mooring place. A 2I-gun presidential salute was fired from ilha das Cobras, fortified tiny island In the harbor as the Indianapolis moved down ' the bay to dock. Salutes followed from the warships Sao Paulo and Minns Gerixes,, Ten Years for Trying to Pass IRansom Money SEATTLE, Wash, Nov. 27 (UP) —Edward Fliss, 30, last • person to be apprehended In the We>er- haeuser kidnaping case of 1934, Has sentenced to 10 years In McNeil Island federal penitentiary today by. Federal Judge E. E. Cusli- man and fined $5,000 and costs for trying to pass $265 of the $200,COO kidnap ransom money. WEATHER Arkansas—Fair, rising, temperature tonight and Saturday, Memphis and vicinity—Pair and .— ..~v vniwiit in nut, w«mr, bun , meiupms aiio. vicuut-y—i'Tftir ana is given children as a remedy for not so cold tonight.-.Lowest temperature 28 (o 32. Saturday'falr and warmer.