The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 29, 1939 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 29, 1939
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEW! VOLUMfi XX'XVl—NO. 2-10, Blytheville courier Blythcrlllc Herald Next Six Months To Be Best Since 1929 For Business-- Babson Hv ROGER \V. HANSON BABSON PARK, Mass., Dec. 29.— War or peace business m tlie first hair of JD40 will be the host, for u'nv .six months period since 1929. Jobs, wajres, farm prices, 'business prolils, .and (Hvidcnds should all luni in big gains over ;i year n^o. They .should even average higher than in ilie three months', period just closing! At tho same time no sharp gains arc; in the cards for either faxes or living costs. Considering . all factors, therefore, I predict that, we will come closer to "good times" in early :1940 than in any half year since 1929! Renders will say dial I nm going pretty far mil on (ho limb wilh (Ills forecast in view of the troubled and uncertain times. War, elections, neutrality, labor, Congress, taxes—these are just a few of the clouds lowering over the 1940 horizon. Business men, investors, and workers arc more confused and • worried today than on an Kabson THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND BODTIHMjBT MISSOURI Blythtyllie Daily News ' ~ ~ ~~ Mississippi valley Leader BLYTJIIOVILLU, ARKANSAS, KH1DAY, DKCKMHKll 23, lil.'i!) War Department'"Head Says Lower Mississippi Program Effective WASHINGTON. Dec. 29. UP)_ Secretary of Wnr Hurry ir. Wood- day that the federal flood control program ha.s kept Ihe valley free from flood 12 years. In Ills report on civil activities of the army engineers for (he 1939 <Y llh The Red Rose" Is alh Umolwd I.OS ANGULES. Dec. 29 (UP)-r I'oli.-e snld I Tlie "girl with the red rose" was No "Cmiy" Ti !', lcnl " le<i . J otm A llo!1 !' e * w »«< ''" "'''• room ' I.Kliciitliig that Heron 1 ' '"• lint, it, only ncliled to the mystery of her nnirdcr. She was Jerry Dunis, XI, a "B" (!lil—ono of n class or girls on- ployed by California Ijurs lo Induce cnsloincrs lo drink more ihnu'llioy nilfilit otherwise, An hour " c; " r »'." hnd been mnrrled lo « ninn named "Jnke" nml they wanted lo Uilk to him, loo. But moro passingly soushl \vnn Miss minis' lust customer. Her friend. Pcguy Cinike, told police ahoul him. Miss Hums had plniuioil lo spend Hie night, with her. "He tried to pick us up on before her body was, nul1 hi n conlynrd, she had gone is)reel." she said. "Then ho lol- VWM us Into Ihe cafe inul sol nl tnblii nml ordered drinks. Ho n , . ,, ,. - , • .-Stowed us out lo Ihe street iicniu nut If llie murderer had been .>i m | engaged .ferry In eonversntlcn cuslomer of [he bar tin I lolil her lo lenoio him, bill she conro .. Mississippi , ' ™" one of llcr customers, tell-i low damage for '" B f llc of ""' colleagues: "This, our B " '"" g ''""•" :; tul| - " --"--. r iui \**\, l+r*fj .||l • , > .-i j. " >"•"* "t J I *f I£,IH/IV tltlll, tJlU- illU' fisctil year ended last June :iO, whlc " Mtss Buvns worked nnd hnd l»k| me: 'This unv's got n bin roll Woodrlng said lhal congress has <m(ci1 " " !i " 8 lf l, which Is nqt nn- nnd I'm going wll'h him'" Appropriated n total of $390,153,- llsl " 11 ' «'''>' tmtl lie been nt such | They drove off In (lie custo 424 of the $637,000,000 authorized |mllls to ll '. v lo 'prevent her body machine—which WHS for the work since It began In 192C bcl nE Identified? Why had 'he " "The work accomplished on the sloshed, and pulled Ihe skin nicrs mi ok! model SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS'' Other Well Played Slon'es Of 1939 Recalled By Arkansas Ediloi's r.rri'LK HOCK, DMS ->a. un>)— While llip- b'uro|min wnr wits the year's imijor ncw.s story ri.s fur ns the world wns concerned. Arkansas produced some M K developmenls— clitefly in ttic pollllatl ni'ena. An Informal poll of edltots over the .slale hulli'ntes Hint Oov. Curl !•:. lialley's ultempl to refund $HO,000.000 world of lilitdway bonds look first [iliici; on 10,'iO's front, pnite. The governor Inii'nchci! n /rleiidly snll In local courts to test the le- KnUty of his pjmi but (he stiitc Renewed Shocks Felt In Earthquake Zone; Death Toll Increases ' 1STANJ - Ur '' 1 I**- 20. (UP)-Renewed .shocks iw,,-i M . - . woi-i! reiwrlocl m the eastern Turkish earthquake KOTO today w ollicinl.rcpoi-U told of frightful destruction l's Son And Wife Shaken frightful tlcsiniclion and suffering L'H, towns and villages. ~~+ Reports from an official inquiry commission which reached Errln- cnn, dly of 00,000 In the center ot I the demslnted 70110, Indicated Hint i (ho death loll in the disaster might vcnch 100,000. All casualty flguies were accepted with reseivc, how- In Collision WINCHESTER, Va., Ucc. 29 (UP)—Franklin I). Roosevelt Jr I nnd Ills wife, the former were slmken m,d early loday when llu-lr rnr rim The murderer In his haste lo sii|irane court held nMdist him. Into Ilie back of a Irnek on u time it pointed out «»y ncnr ('nils, Vn. e<nis or correcting the pro- 10 president, mid lit posed reinndlng oiwrallon to make not Injured .seriously, .1 acceptable tn the eyes of hospilnl siild, Young Roosevelt, rc- one—n butcher's business must average 10 to 15 per cent above the first, six month* of luvlftl v(lllc >' c 'Vioyed so long » pe- {llscovcrp.1 yesterday. mlu-simmier .s]>cc)al .u BUSINESS: TREND: POI.rTICS: MARKETS: Uptrend But No Runaway Prices. FAIiillEKS: Prices, Income and Profils U[i. WOKKERS: Jobs, Wages, Strikes Higher. RETAILERS:. 8% Gain in Sales; Prices up 4%. CONSUMERS: Less Than 5% Rise in Living Expenses. HEALTORS: Rents, Vnliies, Activity Steady. INVESTORS: Selected Securities to Strengthen. SUMMARY: Best Six Months in Ten Years. 112. That Is a pretty high level, but remember that business MUST operate at a high level well into the first -quarter merely to fill orders now on hand. Business could fall back to as low ns 106 on iha Bab- aonchart by June and still up the best first half since 132D before' adjustments for population gains. BIG FIRST QUARTER Leaving the "ifs" and "coulds" out of the picture, my forecast is that business will travel at high speed in early 1040. The first, half should average 10 lo 15 per cent above the same months of 1830. It looks 'now, however, as though the trend, might turn down from current high levels as the months work along. My guess. Is that activity will nrlower'earry'nexi Summer than it is' now. I use the word "guess" literally, too. Any forecast beyond June 30, 1940, at this time, 'is a mere guess. No man— not even Hitler or Stnlln —knows what will happen abroad in the second half ot next year. Add to this world confusion, our domestic uncertainties, particularly the presidential election. Only a crystal -gazer or a fortune-teller coul:! aspire to give you an answer now to either the war or the election. Hence, for the first time in two decades I dare not make, at the New Year period, a specific forecast for more than the fust half or the coming year. TWO POSSIBILITIES SECOND HALF Strange as it sounds, right now I think there are only two possibilities for the second half: (1) A rip-roaring boom or (2) a sickening crash: After the nominations arc in, we should he able to tell which of these tivo developments will' take place. Hence, 1 shall not give readers my definite forecasts for jobs, wages, and business in the second half of 1940 until June. lii the meanwhile, no one will make any money by worrying about late 1£HO. The successful people next year will be those who take ud- vantage of Ihe great opportunities of the early months. For ten yeaTs we have waited for "good times'' to come buck. They are 'here now but nobody seems to want to do anything nboiit them. Fears and un- recorded." | He estimated that traffic on improved channelways throughout the country during the 1038'calendar year totaled 4C6,DOO,I1M tons valued nt $17,019,000,000. He said tlmt this] has "added significance" when It is realized iliat maintenance costs arc "only two-tenths of one per cent of (lie value" of the commerce. At the close of the fiscal year, tho Port Peck. Mont., dam on the Missouri river was 85 per cent completed, a total of 119,000 cubic yards of materials having been placed In the project since It was , ,, , when the Roosevolls were returning to Wnsh- on hiRton from a bencni bull nt a ., I,., 1 ^ ,-... v.. Hum [I IJL'llCllt rjllll nl 11. e^^Kin^S tcS 5T IC """• "' L °" to " ««* the stale supreme court held four-1 to-lhreo that Paul ciutcnsoVm Details of the crash were not Finns Charge Russian Officers Using Gtms On Their Own Men .. . . . HELSINKI, Dec. 23. (UP)^-ThC started in 1833, Woodrin? said, j official Finnish news agency aa- Thc status of other major pro- sorted today that Soviet airplanes Iccts as ot June 30 was: I had bombed and machine gunned Seventy-five per cent completion! their own troops on the north •- - • .central front. (Several similar charges hiive been made 'by the Finns In the past but none has ever been con- of work on the Missouri river lo provide a channel suitable for six- foot navigation to Sioux City, In., ifU miles above the mouth of the river. • • Maintenance • of nine-foot, navigation throughout the year on the Ohio river through a completed project of 40 locks and dams, com- thc 193B merclal traffic during calendar year totaled tons. Ninety-five per cent completion on the new lock and Unm system on Black Warrior river In Alabama. firmed from other sources.) thnt Dr. Hunter C. Sims' Mother Dies Thursday Mrs. J. 5. Sims, mother of Dr. Hunter C. Sims, died yesterday afternoon at her home in La Grange, Tenn., following an illness of pneumonia. Dr. ami Mrs. Sims and son, Hunter, Jr., were called to her bedside last Saturday from Mos- ccw, Tciin., where they were visiting relatives of Mrs. Sims bcforo going to LnGrnngc. Since tlmt time her condition has been critical. Funeral services will be held at La Grange Saturday m o r n i n g. 10:30 o'clock. Mrs. Sims, who had visited her son and family here, is a member of a pioneer family of LnOrange. She Is also survived by her husband and several other sons and daughters. Princess Maria Visits America certainties should be forgotleii for a 'few months. Certainly, anyone who is primarily worried nboiit Congress is fretting unnecessarily. DON'T WORRY ABOUT CONGRESS Despite the war, it looks as though the 1940 session of Congress would be a typical election-year affair. Most Washington -observers are forecasting a brief, routine session enlivened only by pre-election warm-ups and patriotic liib-thumplng. No new reford or anti-business laws will be passed. Only major legislation which has a chance is pro-business, including amendment of the (1) Wagner Labor Act, (2) •Modification of the Wage and Hour Act, and (3) the passage of the Mead Credit Bill. I am reasonably sure that no new federal taxes will be imposed. Pay-as-you-go talk in December is one thing- action by Congress next Spring is another. Secretary Wallace would like to -see the processing taxes revived under some type of sugar-coating—but this wouldn't be good politics in an election year. .You can bet your bottom dollar, however, (hat the total share of your income taken by Uncle Sam- counting both income and hidden taxes— will not be n penny less than in 1039. RECORD SPENDING But, because taxes nre being "frozen", do not imagine that an ccon- • omy wave is sweeping Washington. It definitely Is not. Farmers' benefit payments will be almost as big ns in 1039. Relief costs will still be heavy despite increased jobs. Outlays for defense will break alt records—up half a billion dollars over 1039. It there Is any paring down ot expenses it will be done purely for window-dressing purposes. Net result will be another whopping deficit for the Treasury— as big. or bigger than In 1939. Hence, the Roosevelt Administration will come down the straightaway of its last year with the eighth consecutive deficit and a national debt of nearly S45,000,000,0f»— up $20,000,000,000 since 1933. ]t will be a sorry record indeed for a President who chlded his predecessor's administration ss "being the most extravagant and reckless of any peace-time government anywhere, at any time." Despite this record, Mr. Roosevelt Is still popular with the majority of voters. They particularly like his foreign policy and his mammoth defense program. | HEAVY INDUSTRIES 1940'S SPARK PLUG i This record-breaking defense program is just one of the four props ' under 1940 business, (l) Trade gains with neutral countries, (2) ris- ' ing buying power In cities and on farms, and (3) a. heavy induslries boom are the other supports which will hold business at ti high level. p "'nccss Maria Hohenloe-Wal- Most Important of nil these is the renaissance In the heavy goods denb " r S °t Hungary, whoso re- Industries.' m the boomlet of 1936-37, the consumers' goods industries LnrfS^"' !a ;. vsu » gainst furnished the drive. Today the burden has been shifted to [he broad atTemfot Ss Kw York shoulders of such industries ss steel .mills, railway equipment shops, i "board S. s. Voendam. The Soviet airplanes in' Ihe Salla sector which was the main scene ot nn unsuccessful Russian drive across Finland's narrow "waist" had 20,587,402 turned their giins on their'oivn troops. The agency snld: "Enemy nlrplnncs In the Salln sector attacked their own troops, dropped bombs and used machine guns. "There was severe fighting among the Soviet Infantry. "In addition to heavy shooting, loud shouting and noise wax hcnrd from the scene of fighting." Finnish sources repeatedly have claimed that Russian troops were rawly clad and near mutiny on the northern fronts but there had not been previously such a definite account of alleged rebellion In the Red army. Previous Finnish charges had been that soviet'officers posted machine guns behind their men to force them to advance and to prevent retreat. The Finns have claimed smashing successes In counter attacks on (lie Salln front In the past week bill linve been expecting a new Russian offensive. The Finnish agency did not clnr- ify whether the bombing and strafing of the Russian lines could have been due to confusion or nn error on the part of Soviet pilots. New York Cotton and machinery niakeis. For five ,ear s we . . princess sued the British pub- ludustr.e. g oin, Jan. . Mar, . May . July . Oct. .. Dec. . open high low close 111S ... 1103 1107 10159 1072 1031 1031 080 080 970 973 ... 1107 1100 1100 lOfil 1061-4 1025 1021-9 974 074 9G9 971 Jan Mar. May Tuly Oct. Dec. Orleans Cotton open high low close . 1120 niO 1115 1115 1112 1112 . 1082 1084 1070 1070 . 1029 1040 1029 1037 . S80 980 978 978 . 916 976 971 971 British Cruiser Damaged and Three Killed, Admiralty Admits LONDON, Dec. 29 (UP)—Naval circles confirmed today that a Ctor-1 slnle troopers were ordered to pad- man submarine had ntlnckcd u> 'otic the 52 producers—n fcnt they British bnttleshlii of the Queen i accomplished at night in a driving Kllzabelh class, killing three per- ™ m sons and causing "some" damage. ' >lllc appointment of roving Fwt- lo-invco mat Paul autcnsohn was-lonrncd Immedlale y n ihoush « ever u senator and that his vole the hospital It wns su<"S the for' the clause was Invalid. Cm-, Roosevelt car run Into t e -a? ensohn hud been n p,,o.,Hed, not of the truck white boU, "wc,^ n cl " lc<l • ' motion. The enforced shutdown of controlled oil fields In south Arkansas, August 10, rnted good space In the pniicrs. When Lion Oil refused lo close Its wolls In Ihe Jones Sand of sluilcr field, patrols of The vessel, however, Is snfc mid proceeding on her course, it wns snld. (In Berlin Ihe Qcrmnn high command said that u German U- oral Judge Hurry J .Lemley mada good copy as well o.s the second term Inauguration of Governor Uallcy. nigh point of (ho, ]nst regular session'of the ' legislature wns .boat hnd lorpwloL'ti • h Brl'tlsh-bat-j ft Bruelhiff filibuster of Soil. Ellis lleshlp of the' Queen Ell/abcth class- orT the coast of Scotland.) A torpedo attack has been made on n British taUlcsiilp by n U- boal. Some damage was caused the admiralty announced. Three men were killed. The next of kin of the casualties will 'bu Informed ns soon ns possible. The Queen Elizabeth clnss Included the VVarsplle. the Valiant and the Queen Elizabeth. All were built In 1013 -or 19M and have iv displacement of 30.CDO tons. Each carries from 1100 to 1200 men. This brought the total of British warships lost,or damaged since the outbreak of wnr to 17, German sources claimed in Berlin Steele Infant Dies At Local Hospital Nell Council, five months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Coy Council of Stcele, died at Walls hospital last night. The bnby wns admitted Dec. 1C. The remains were removed to Stcele for burial. Hi-.llliuilon I'.iinllng Arranged WINDSOR, N. S, (UP)—sir Wyly Orlej- has been commissioned by the Nova Scotia government to do a full length, lire-size, painting of Thomas Chandler Hnliburton, wiio wrote Ills famous 19th century Sam Slick stories here. The Hailburton estate is being rehabilitated. ' First Lady's Dob Cousin Honored Fngnn against an' udinlnktrallon Claims Arkansas Farmers Income Up 26 Million -In '39 WtTLE ROOK, Deo, 20. (UP)-^ Tho Agricultural Adjustment Ad- bill lo InvcsllEnlc TJypss Colony.' mlnlstraw.,,.-, Jluu 1 ho filibuster was entirety success-' rnlscd (he Income of Arknnsis' ful nnd a cllimixcd n feud Ot long farmers by $20,2511 302 II was nii- wll* f , bc , l 7, c ", lllc novcrnor '»'" »«>'»<*" loday I yj,' D Danfes, ^J^™!" 1 *!™ 10 , 1 ' F IO , S ' (1 S !"!!'"-, slnto ndmlnlslratlve officer. .,, , ....... _, ... , Dnu | C |,. sn j (1 t(lc (olnl nBl]rfl | U _ Other well-played stories of (he yenr' Include: The dismissal of C. C. nnndnll cluded 103R price adjustments a» well ns imymcnls for participation as assistant director of Ihe Agri-Jin the 1038 nnii 1S39 coiiorviillon cultural Extension Service over programs. political differences wllh the slate Funds received In 1030 for 1031) ndmlnlslnillon; the launching of participation in the program a pampntgu for lower freight rules nmoiinled to Sia.oso.o.'ia and farm- In Arkansas and the South; Ihe ers cooperating In Ihe 1939 pro- death In an auto crash of longtime, grim already have received $763,- Unlverslty of Arkansas President 1457 of an anlldimlcd $1S,000,COO. John Clinton Fiitrall and uppulnt-, The 1030 price adjustment pro- mcnt of James Fulbright to sue- , Ernm in Arkansas has swelled cced him; election of F.uljo Cravens , farmers' iwcketbooks lo the. extent lo congress lo succeed his late of $8,fiC8,B8G. father, Ben Cravens. I He-conviction of Lucille Ander- ' son for complicity In'the robbery- murder at Hot Springs of EWon Coalcy for which crime her hus- bnnd, Joe Anderson, paid , the death penalty; victory of Arknn- Filteen-Dav-Olf] n n- boy LftCS George Lycry Evans, IS-ddy-old , , '' " *~~Vt O l. UJ-rt J 1'llLil.), HJ-tlliy~lJIU sas boxer Bob Bikes over Lloyd son of Mr. and Mrs. Bols Evans Montgomery to win tho Southern tiled yesterday afternoon nl Dly- hciivyivelghl championship; Ariel thevlllc hospital after huvlng been Joys brilliant win over a ctassy admitted there yesterday mortiliw. field In Ihe fourth annual riinnlnif 'Hie parents live nt 311 Norlli of tlie Arkansas Derby nl Oaklawn Second street Park, Hot Springs; appointment of The Rev. Euplia D, Bcnslcy for- Snm Rorex ns U. S. district attor- mer pastor of the First Church of ney to succeed Fred Isgrig; capture (he Nnzarene, is to conduct rites of bnelman Jack Russell at a tour- this afternoon nl the Cobb Funornl 1st camp ncnr Oznrk by Sheriff Homo before burial Is made at Champ Crawford; and tho Invila- Bassett cemetery lion of the Pine ISluff Zcbrns lo — play nl Baton Rouge for the Nn- school lootbaii C hnm- ( |< ee p S GO Head Out of Dramas Stock Prices A. T. A: T 170 7-8 Anaconda Copper 29 3-4 Am. Tobacco 8C Beth. Steel 81 7-8 Chrysler 69 1-2 Cities Service 47-8 Coca Cola 117 General Elect 40 3-8 General Motors 54 7-8 Int. Harvester 617-8 Mont. Ward 55 N. Y. Central 18 Packard 31-4 Radio —. . ,. "»I««J ll^OI £,CL11_ V 1 l-JUg,li<.tI Republic Steel 22 5-8 daughter of the U S Mri*-tli \-n-i A»tntli«M r»t«%,«_i_ North Am. Aviation I'Cot Lost Duo lo Needle LOIIAIN, O. (UP)—A needle imbedded In her fool since infancy has resulted In 12 operations on the right foot of Mrs. Cornelius ,Hngeman, here. The 12lh and final operation was for amputation of (he enllrc fool Just above Ihe (inkle. Chicago Corn open high low close May 59 1-8 59 1-4 58 1-2 58 1-2 July 59 3-8 59 5-8 M 59 May July Chicago Wheat ojicn high low close 1031-4 1041-4 1031-8 10.17-8 1001-2 1013-8 1001-4 1001-4 Livestock 3-8 Miss Margaret Houghtcltng, above, Commls- 25 3-4 sloncr of Immigration, James I write for his paper. Socony Vacuum 117-8 Houghtcling, and a second cousin Sudebafcer . z 9 t-4 of M rs . Franklin D. Roosevelt, will SUI. of N. J 44 1-8 be honored at a luncheon at xho Texas Corp 43 1-2, white House following her recent U. a. Steel 68 1-8 debut EAST ST. LOUIS. III., Dec. 29.1 (UP)—Hogs: 12,500 Top, 9,50 170-230 Ibs., 5.00-5.35 140-160 Ibs., 5.45-5.60 Bulk sows, 4.16-4.75 Cattle: 8,000 Steers, 10.50 Slaughter steers, 6.25-10.15 Slaughter heifers. 0.25-10.75 Beef cows, 5.00-6.00 Cutters nnd low cutters, 3.50-4.75 over, pending nn official check The new minkes were reporied on the const and 180 miles Inland. Light sliocka continued at Erzln- Elglit lliousnnd person? were dead theio mid 1500 were (id among 1000 nomes nt Zam, Three- survivors were leported among (ho 350 people of the \ll- Insu of TomriKj Seine villages were reported lo have dl-rappeaied —almost without (race. A civil lioslillnl, a military hospital and a tchool nt Erzlnemi were oblileialed, icporls said, and bodies of DO cndets nnd 10 offl- f. crfi "W" f«nnd In the. ruin.? of ' Hw inllltary ncarteiny. Tw v lve cities nnd towns nnd 80 villages wore reiwitcd partly <& nliuost wholly In uilna over an area of more (Imji So.OOO sqiiaic intles from Iho Black Scft const southward. - \ Fires burned still at many places. In some where crashing buildings broke yas pipes. Some people died In Ihe names, rcpoits said, and flies seilously hampered rescue workers. Krr.lncnn City seemed hardest ill. It hnd been nearly destroyed by an carlhnuako in 1734. Other nrcns which suileicd heavy casunltte nnd mnteilnl devastation Included Or<lu, 113,000- kat, 77,600; Blvas, 70,000; Amasla, 60,500; Samsun, 32,500; Treblzond, W.1BO; Kcinnli, 20,000 and Plunicr, 1IJ.COO. Official repoils told of suilvots, Bi'lcr wncked and many of them injured, searching still smoking ruins for relatives while at other places the people watched helplessly the names that still'raged. Some earthquake zone tcnvii; had received no food, fqiv hod lecelvcd medical supplies. Relief 'expeditions wcrq. confounded with enormous difficulties because tho shocks disrupted . communications, intl- roncls riiul highway transport. Emergency crews repaired railroads and bildges to Eizlncan last nljjlit, .and the fllst relief twin got through. Other trains laden with bread nnd other food stuffs, medical supplies, coffins, tents, surceons nnd nurses, were on the wny. President Ismol Inonu, who assumed personal direction of relief work, ordered den. Klazlm Oibay, Jcntier of n recent military mission lo London, to take up his post at Ernincnii and direct relief from there. Langston Land Company Is Organized Here The Langston Land Company, a new corporation with hendq.uar.ters at nivlhcvillc, has been or^nnized with C. C. Ij^ngston of Blylheville nnd Cole Ward and A. E. Bolttiii of Memphis ns ^corporators. Mr. Langston will serve as president and Marcus Evrard ns secretary. The company, under its charter, will carry on a general farming, ginning and mercantile business. Organized ns an Arkansas corporation it will also secure nutliorlty to do business in Missouri. Reid nnd Evrard, local attorneys, filed the incorporation papers. Robert T. Johnson , Dies At Age Oi 73 Robert T. Johnson died last night, eight o'clock, at the home of his sou, \V. R. Johnson of Dell, with whom he made his home. He n-as 73. ..:. Funeral rites were to be conducted this afternoon at the residence with the Rev. J. L. Weaks, of Manila, officiating, with burial at Manila cemetery. Born at Booncvlllc, Miss., he came liere two years ago with his son nrd family. He is also survived by one daughter. Mrs. L. C.'Houston of Charter Oak, Mo. ' Hanna Funeral Home isincharge. By threatening to call a strike ol musicians nnd stagehands, James C. Pctrillo, head of Chicago Federation of Musicians (AFL), lias chalked up two victories In his campaign (o ban tho name of his rival, John L. Lewis, from all theatrical productions in the cily. Pelrillo feels the CIO loader Has been loo much publicity. Loss In Fire Is Estimated At-$400 A small house was badly damaged in a fire last night which broke out near the Davis quarters southeast of Division street. Damage to the building, owned by Mrs. Lyriia Hugh lowe of West Memphis, was estimated at 400 by Fire Chief Roy Head. WEATHER Arkansas—Fair to partly cloudy, not so cold,tonight and Saturday. Memphis and vicinity—Fair tp- night, lowest temperature tonight, : 26 to 30, Saturday partly cloudy.

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