The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 23, 1930 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 23, 1930
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Served by the United Press BLmiEVlLLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NOH .nauun ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI. HOME EDITION VOL. XXVI—No. 253 tlytlwvUl* Courier, BlythevlUe D»lly News, BlythtvUl* Herald, Mississippi V«"«y Ltadtr. BIA'THEVILLK, AHKANSAS'JTHUKSIMY, JANUARY 2;!, HIM COLD AND HUNGER SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS FLOOD VICTIMS i • ' Ask Rescue For Byrd's Expedition fflflCIS Explorers Faced With Starvation Unless Immediately. Rescued WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (UP)- Emergency assistance for Rear-Admiral Byrd's Antarctic expedition has been requested of the state rte- liartment by Byrd's backers. Byrd has reported that the lives of several members of the party are at stake. The state department earlier had a^ked through the Norwegian government that Norwegian vessels aid Byrd by breaking through the ice packs behind which he and his men apparently are prisoners. Acting Secretary of State Cotton cabled the plea to the American legation at Oslo, Norway. "It has been reported to the department," Cotton said, "that unless Admiral Byrd receives assistance In 30 days, no vessel of any character would be of use, and that . to Insure safe passage the expedition should be brought relief 1n 15 days. "The expedition is not equipped to spend another winter on the barrier as food supplies are virtually exhausted, and Admiral Byrd says that several members of the expedition could not survive such an experience," Cotton also cabled Ambassador Dawes in. London asking that a British whaler believed : tp be fishing some distance north of the icft'pack, stand by hi case of need. $3,500 for Flood Help Subscribed LITTLE ROCK, Jan. 23 (UP)— More than 53,500 has already been contributed in response to a Hed Cross call for aid for Arkansas flood sufferers. "Arkansas faces the Increasingly serious problem of caring for hundreds of families driven out ol their homes by the cold and high i-ater," Albert Evans, assistant na- ional Hed Cross director, said here n making the appeal. The call was issued late Wednesday arid in a few hours more han $3,000 had been contributed, real- bundles of clothing have also ieen gathered to send to flood vlc_ ims in northeast Arkansas. Local charitable organizations reported liey had been forced to turn away lundreds-of appeals for help. The Federation of Woman's clubs is conducting a campaign for the aid of poor families. The state highway department estimated the damage to highways the state in excess of 5200,000. Several weeks will be required for repair crews to put roads in condition for travel after the water receded it was also stated. Old Man Winter Visits U. Capital 40 Beaten in White-Filipino Outbreak in California; Situation Serious. A! Haraway of Helena Heads Harvester Dealers Fifteen members of the Harveste Dealers Association of Northeas Arkansas • held a one day session at the city hall here yesterday under • the. auspices of the Farm Equipment company of this city. . Officers, for the ensuing year were elected and a program to be foil-wed by the association in 1930 outlined. Al Haraway of Helena was elected president of tho organization, C. R. Mobley of the local company was named vice-president, and James De Rossett of Forrest City was elected secretary. New methods of more efficient rervlce for trucks and tractors sold by the company were outlined to :' WAT80NVILL&,-- Cal.-.-'Jail. - ?3. (TJP)—An additional force of deputy sheriffs were rushed here today to guard against renewed rac" rioting between whites and ' Filipinos. Although sheriff's officers from two counties, and traffic patrolmen were concentrated here, the fore is inadequate to cope with threat^ of new violence, It Is believed. For ty persons were beaten in rioting last night and early today when a mob of 500 whites, armed with pistols and clubs, stormed the Fill pino houses. There were unverified report that one Filipino was slain in th rioting. The mob assembled afte a shot had been fired at a c' of whites. An attempt was made t burn a Filipino house, but poiic: lere is the U. S. Capitol in winter dress—a garb il rtccsn't wear very Often. It happened during the re- ent snowfall in Washington, D. C., when nature gave pur statesmen a 'chiincc to throw a few snowballs. «. S. READY TO REDUCE SIZE DF Secretary of State Tells Naval Parley Uncle Sam Will Go Half Way. LONDON, Jan. 23. (OP)—The U. S. Navy could be reduced, Secretary of Stale Henry L. Stlmson told the five power iinvnl conference today. Nations require' larger navlc 1 ! relatively. Stlmson salil at the first business session, und If the. conference civu fHui a basis fov agreement ll:e American strength could bo cut. The American secretary of stale i his siicecli to the delegates at il. Jnmes pulaco said he hud dc- Idcd not lo make a statement of nvnl needs of eqimliiy with Great Britain. A private session o[ the confer- ncc wns dcvolcil to general explosions of the chief delegates of the mvnl requirements of each of the five powers icpresented. None of Race Horses Die in Fire EarlyJToday NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 23. (UP) — Fourteen thoroughbred race horses were burned to death and two stable hands-badly burned in a fire which destroyed "fU'O'stViJles at the fairgrounds race tract today. A vicious dog stationed nt one of the barns occupied by the hors:s of Joe Lelter, Chicago millionaire, in its attempt to protect its ninster'i property, was held by racing men to have been responsible for the death of the prize animals. James R. Smith, stable hand for the horses of H. B. Reether, and Willard May, an exercise boy, were in the charity hospital after hs fire. May is seriously burned and Smith painfully so. Smith said he and May slepl in a room in one of the stables jointly occupied bv owners, and w!:en they got up to light an oil stove in the room, il exploded at the light of the match. the group with' emphasis • on the I drove the mob'away. Fifty bland- dealers duty to customers. A code ers were taken to the city hall and of ethics for dealers was adopted | placed under guard to protect them at the meeting. Broken Arm Fails to Keep Luxora Teacher at Home LUXORA—Even a broken arm failed to overcome the faithfulness i to duty of Mrs. R. T. Ballew, elementary teacher in the public school here. She was on her way to school Tuesday morning when she slipped and fell on the icy pavement, fracturing one of her arms. Undaunted, she proceeded to the home of her sister, Mrs. C. B. Wood, where she called a physician, had the fracture set and continued to the school where she f? carried out her dally schedule of teaching. from attackers. One white woman narrowly escaped death when a bullet plowed through an automobile on a downtown street while the rioting was at its height. Ill feeling between the races be- ame Intensified because of the iresence of a dozen white girls as Four Divorce Actions Filed During Week Four divorce sutls have been filed in chancery court here this week. Wives are plaintiffs In all four cases. They are: Thelma Gulp vs. Matthew Culp, E. E. Alexander attorney for the plaintiff; Orie Fulton vs. Martin Fulton, Claude F. Cooper, attorney for the plaintiff: Lois Lester vs. Chester •Lester, Nelson and Crawford, attorneys for the plaintiff; Lillian Ramsey vs. Willlard Lee Ramsey, R. L. Williford, attorney for the plaintiff. ntertainers in ly Filipinos. a place frequented llicit Love ls Bared in Courtroom CHICAGO, Jan. 23. CUP)—Ber ore a courtroom crowded with women, Mrs. Genevieve O'Brien today whispered the sordid story of her infatuation for Samuel Howard Dorr. As she began a recital of the events on the night her husband, William O'Brien, was shot to death, she collapsed. Sob shook her thru most of the testimony. As a surprise move she was plac- Suit Against Frisco Being Tried Today The case of H. E. Moody vs. the Frisco railroad was under way In circuit court this afternoon. Moodj Is suing the railroad for damages as the result of Injuries alleged to have been received when a Frisco train struck his truck last November in this city. Cecil Shane is attorney for tha plaintiff and E. L. Wcstbrooke I: counsel for the Frisco. The case of the Federal Intermediate Credit Bank of St. Lout 1 against M. E. Buchanan was in tn jhands of a jury early this alter noon after most of the morning session had been consumed in th trial of the case. The suit involves [some cows sold by a finance corporation. Green Hartley, 86, Wife 82 Slain {or Money is Belief of Authorities. FORT VALLEY, Ga.. Jan. 23 (UP —One of the nrst brutal murders n the history of Georgia was rc- ealed today with the discovery of he bodies of Grrai Hartley.' 86 ear old Confederate veteran, and iis wife, 82. In their farm home Ight miles from here. Evidence of a violent struggle was onnd throughout the house where losrs were torn up and furniture ansacked, indicating to authori- ies that the murderers sought money which the dead man.Is reputed to have horded. Death was administered with a heavy wooden club. The bodies of the aged couple were found by neighbors at 10 a. m. Authorities who investigated the sceae expressed the belief they had been dead since early last night Tho Hartley home is situated on road near the highway. Macon police, 30 miles north of here, were called' to the case on the belief that the crime may have been com milled by bandits now sought in southern Georgia and in North Carolina, although doubt was expressed that such bandits could have knoMi of Hartley's reputed miserly habits. Seek Elimination of Objections in New Drainage Plan After motioning for dismissal o! a petition for the -formation of new drainage district in Mississippi Cralghead and Polnsctt counties It circuit court here -Monday, attor neys for the -Chicago Mill ant Lumber corporation and yarnet jid Craig filed notice pf'prellmi nary survey with the intention o presenting a petition to the cour atcr for another drninage pro mm. It is understood that the distrlc iroposed In the new petition would ic smaller In area tlmii the orm dismissed at this term of court. The town of Caraway Is Included In the area listed in the present petition. The Morgan Engineering company has made bond to make the preliminary survey. It is the plan of backers of th; proposed district to eliminate some he dcli'uates, however, .xprcssed heir tonnage requirements. Each spoke hi general terms, some glv- ii|5 definite figures un coast lines nul oriier geoprnphlcnl conditions. It was most Interesting, most Informing nnd most friendly," Prime Minister MacDonald lold th; l>rcss In reporting the session. "The liuslncss of rejiortlng naval needs of each country was not in terms of np.val retirements, but of geographical position and political responsibility." r.iuliiir, above, pud Jean AMO Innt wrrc conversationally incon Dr. Landritri Speaks ,' On "Modern Youth" Both youth and those passed that age who heard Dr. Ira Uind- rltli last evening were delighted with his famous address on "Modern Youth" which he Is giving on a (our which Includes Arkansas. Speaking nt the nrst Presbyterian church in the Interest of the In-" ternatlonal Society of Christian En- jdenvor, he cited youth as the coming backbone of the nation In religion, business, social and political activioles. Members of the First Methodist. features of the original V church who attended prayer sen'- proveti' objena, 1 to' Tn^ Ice accompanied by their pastor, P ' F C holders in the western section of this county, it Is stated. the First Christian church dispensed with their usual mid-week prnycr service In order to attend the meeting;' The visit of Dr. Landrith, former president of Ward-Belmont college at Nashville, Tcniv, and Roy Brngg, southern secretary of the International Society of Christian Cotton Ginnings Increase Over the Past Two Years Dorothy Bowers Winner of Crump Company Prize Dorothy Bowers, of near this city, won $10 in the contest sponsored ! Endeavor, was sponsored by the by the Crump Cotton company of! young people societies of the First Memphis in which Willie Cassldy, Presbyterian and Christian church- Sllllman club youth, won the first ; C s. This one day rally is similar lo prize of $100 for Arkansas conlcsi-1 ones being held in the nine dls- ants. All of the privc winners grew j t r i c t s O f Arkansas, more than three to nn actc. {sessions prior to the public meet. ing. Problems ant! aims of the group were taken up in nn effort in these two F15TOUI51 Frenchman and America .Bride Used Interpreter Decide to Quit.' . • By MINOTT SAUNDER3 NEA Servlre Wriltr PARIS.— As a flying man and a rugby football plnycr, Jean Asso- lant Is perfectly charming, but us a husbnnd ho misses with several cylinders and all goal ix>sts, according to his pretty young American wife, the former Pauline Parker, New York chorus girl, who is waiting here for a divorce. Assolant was the youthful pilot of the Yellow Bird, first French airplane to span the Atlantic, In its dramatic flight from Old Orchard Me., to a remote beach on the northern coast of Spain last year. His 'love affair with Pauline. who Just happened lo be in Ola Orchard while lie was making preparations with his 'companions, enciured scarcely longer than omprchensive Program as : Yet Uiu-'-i'iovizecl by'Na- ' tional Red Cross. Members of the local flood re- rf committee,In u iclcphonr inn-rsatlon with the \Vld-Wuit ftke of the Hed Cross at St. .uuU (.this afternoon, were m- icil tliat It was up la the oral communlllfs to "KO the llm- l" In hrhaU .of sufferers in the Jttlc.Klver Hoot! before substan- l;i! Ilimirbl assistance could be x|iccltrd from the national or- lce-b!ockcd channels, which nrt- cntod rescue craft from reaching aroc-ncd Hoed victims, and fall- ' ru of the national Red Cross lo iitliorlzo a comprehensive program or cnting for those left without ocd and shelter, Had created :v timtloii today which threatened . nmlrcds ol Inhabitants of the in-, minted Little lilvcr bottoms with period of severe suffering ttom iniBCv iincl exposure. Wallet Over, Hcil Cross field man n charge • the orgnulisntlon'a ac- Ivlllcs ii' •>. Big Lake flood area, eft the ..'.ciiey hcnc'quartevs at he Uu:.. : bridge shortly niter icon to i. ...\i! an alrptnnc trip over the Cli:c*l region, 'with Memphis icwspapei n en. ii> boat crews wevo alto chop a channel t'.irougli several hundred Icct ol four-inch leu lo enable llicm to reach families innrooncd further down Little river. Jim Bass, who \s in Immediate charge of the rescue opera, lions, said he saw little prospect . of bringing many persons out of Uie flood territory today, as opening of the channel promised to be a long Job. ; The'hed Cross as yet has failed fUMrtlSJ&E ?- n X-,K'9 v ^' < ? n f °J-'- c *^":. : ,' In5"for the'Kcffielesi'fftmtires'NfJiijiv 'V? they arc brought out, Relief French Veterans Deplore Craze For Warfare Toys PARIS (UP)—Parents in Franco Have been urged to endeavor to .curb the present craze among chll- ed on the stand after the stats ,j ren for war toys, such as soldiers, rested Its case suddenly. Downcast. ] cannons, forts, The French Com- thln-voiced and shaky, Mrs. l m ittee of the War Veterans' organ- O'Brien recounted her illicit at- | izations, the International Confer- fair with Dorr and accused him of ercc 0 [ Mutilated and ex-Soldiers, the fatal shooting. She commenced ha s passed a resolution staling: weeping softly before more than a .. We deplore that the war is be- dozen questions had been asked, | ng represented to the younger WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 .(UP)— The United States census bureau reported running bales of cotton inned in 1920 and prior to Janu- ry 16 as 14.187.799. Round bales •ere counted as half bales and Inters excluded. Oinnings at the last of last eason were 13.888.912 bales, and wo years ago 12,801.447 bales. bales of cotton! j[ r . Bregg met with the junior nnd senior members In afternoon Gravedigger Chooses His Own Final Resting Place |fo"boost"this"activity '.churches here. although! they bore on her earlv ,fe and marriage. Cotton Co-ops To Share In Federal Farm Loans WASHINGTON, Jan. 23. (UP)— Loans totaling $59,140,000 to various farm cooperative associations have been authorized by the federal farm board during the board's first sis months of operation, according to a statement released today. Advancu <A $23,470.000 have been approved for cottcn cooperatives; 110.440.000 for grain associations: $11,300,000 for livestock organizations, and $13,000,000 for fruit growers «nd other cooperatives. [should be made to appear In Its • generation as a game, which it Dorr has already been convicted i truly tragic and sombre form, ref O'Brien's murder, and now Mrs. j calling constantly the sufferings O'Brien Is being tried as an alleged i and the miseries and destruction iccomplice. . 55 brings to humanity." The resolution nsks mothers an; fathers to withhold war toys from ! their children. Vew Pupils Enroll At Luxora School LUXOR A, Jan. 23.—Approxl- Mississippi Legislators LUXORA, Jan. 23.— Approul- u . n • «9 flftft AAA mately 15 additional pupils have en- i Must KillSC 96,UUVI,UUU rolied in the Luxora public scnool I In the past week, according to U. | JACKSON. BERLIN (UP)—Two score Johann Denk had been the digger for the village of Koessen seasons and through all klntls oi ers, neighbors, friends, relatives. One day Denk disappeared. The community searched for Denk, but could not find him. Finally a mass in his memory was Mail, So Postman Has Throwing Contest TOULOUSE (UP)—When Jean Vives, a postman of this city v:as seized with madness because he tound he had no mail to deliver on his route, he mounted a house under construction and started tearing off tiles and throwing them on passcrsby. As the tiles were heavy and several pedestrians were injured, the police station was called • The fire department came to the aid of the police and squlrtcrl Vives off the roof. Before they succeeded, however, the postman had broken in the windows of all the neighboring shops and torn down the telephone and light wires. In Upper Bavaria. He worked in all i "easons and through all kintls or [pi ~< ».j ,-eaiher. He dug graves for strang- rlailCS 10 Ala actual flight. Now both have resulted in unhappy landings. It was almost a silent partnership of marriage In which the pair found themselves, !or they could converse only through an lnter r pretcr. Ix>ve, they thought, was a universal language, but they soo.i were undeceived. Charges Are Threefold "There is no possible chance of a reconciliation," saul Mme. Asso- lant when she received the usual court order to try to make un things with her husband. "He has failed to provide me with the comforts I had a right to expect." Mme. Assolant, In her action (or divorce, charges cruelty, Infldelitj and defamation of character. Assolanl was fcelns acclaimed as a hero In his native land whei Pauline sailed from New York to join him. She could speak n> FYench and he 'knew no English When she arrived In Paris, botl VINCEMNES. Ind.J.n.23.<UP) [^J^ves ? Wy mUCh °' —The grief stricken folk ot the | ^ The two lenders left, today for . and from there will go to Rock. In Flooded Indiana Area celebrated in the village church. | flooded sections ol Indiana and Shortly thereafter ii letter, ad- Illinois pinned their ebbing hopes dressed to the bureermeistre, was I on the airplane tcday. Sub-zero found in Denk's home. It told of j weather sickness nnd Ice added an Illness that had disabled him is!to the woes of 2,000 families ma- a gravedigger; it said that he' rconcd and whose only means of feared to die and be burled in a i receiving aid was through Hie ni.r grave that he himself had not du;. A national guatd airplane loaded so he was going into the mountains with food, blankels and mcrtitlne to commit sul.cldc. 'was scheduled to drop cargoes in He must have chosen a well se-! the flood swept territory today. Ro cludcd spot. Despite the united cf-. ported cases of pneumonia, influ- torts o! the villagers to locate it, hUjenza and smallpox mo-.mled rapidly body has not yet been found. : ns physicians were unable to reach Irish Minister Urges Australian Progress SYDNEY. (UP)—Suggesting that should adop! for her mot- a step forward." Lord Cratgavon, Prime Minister of 0. Barnett, superintendent. The . Jnn. 23 (UP) —Banks revenue, taxes and tariff ie majority of these students were the paramount issues before elementary pupils whose late-' the Mississippi general assembly to- ness of enrollment is due to Inclement weather since the first of the year. They are largely children of share-croppers who will farm in the district this season. day. How to raise 52,000,000 added revenue In 1930 and meet the present state deficit of $4,500,000 were among the problems holding the 'attention of the legislators. Mountsin Auctioned Off Northern Ireland spoke at the annual banquet of the Ulsted Asso- sufferers. Luxora P. T. A. Will Present Musical Comedy LUXORA, Jan. 23,-Mrs. John II Cockran. president of tho bsixora Parent-Teacher's association. ha> i made arrangements for that otgan- as 'a flying man mlgh iay. and difficulties atose qulcklj It has been open gossip that, al hough his'parents knew he was good pilot, they' felt he was mud oo young nl 22 to weather th storms 'of matrimony and that h should not have acted so hastll on the weather reports at Old Or chard/ Followed Him to Games Mine. Assotant has been livin quietly for some montlis In a mod est hotel In Monlparnassc. Jea Is a keen rugby player, a membe of a prominent Paris team, an she has journeyed with him o several football trips to watch ii play. But here again the game i matrimony went against them an now she hopes only for a dlvorc a proper settlement and her ret in home. Pauline did have hopes of brep.l Ing Into the movies, (is an actre herself and the wife of a fame elation in Sydney. matle arrangements fo He said he'had found in Aus-'zftlon to present the ^ i>cu tI1Ktt6UU lui H , v ,,,, mc , ll trslla a large comprehension if edy- 'Here Comes Araoella. lle [roles, but nothing came of it ex- .. „ P _. r . ., ' nnof w.llf V\n VMAP)A iir» rvf IrVflJ tfll-l . D . ers, with the experience of the 1827 flood behind them, know .that many of the refugees will come out scant-" lly dart, nnd the problem of taking care of bare-footed women and • children on the snow and ice-coat* eel ditch bank will be a difficult Appeals of local relief workers' 1 '^authority to erect a building ^ the Roseland bridge to haiisfe".- pplles and to provide shelter-and rmth for vtctima of tlie flood as ' ey arc -brought out failed lo win ' o consent of Mr. Over, but 'a" .mllcr structure for which the ilcago Mill and Lumber corpo- llon furnished material was un•i construction tcday. Bring Stories of Suffering Danger of disease among flood fugees has been lessened In some . egree by the extensive Immuntza- on work carried on in the area irlng the pnsi two years by the IlssisstppI County Health Unit, but r. A. M. Washuurn. director of he unit, who visited the scene o't elief operations today, emphasized ie importance of providing proper unitary facilities when a refugee amp is established. A few men who have made their ,-ay out of the flooded territory ring stories of suffering already elng endured by the flood vie- " Ims. One :'•!" said that 30 per-- ons, men, .men and 'children, heir hcMscs made uninhabitable by he rising water, had gathered in a small house on higher ground, • vherc they are marooned with no ccd except meat. Another asked old for his wife, lying critically ill their home in an almost Inaccessible portion of the area. A considerable number of fnm-~ lies are already housed in box cars neer Roseland, while others ire receiving temporary shelter at Manila and Blytheville. Mr. Over said at noon today that while he expected It would be necessary to establish a tent camp, he proposed to rely for the Immediate present upon box car shelters for such, families as could be rescued from, their homes. Appeal (o Headquarters In the belief that Red Cross headquarters has failed to appreciate the fuU gravity of tire sit- IConlinued On Page.Tmee) WEATHER ARK' Friday lures. \r-Falr tonight and .•slowly rising ternptra.- airman. Several limes she w " w '"> t™ 0*3"«s rtovc zero here las' i ',nh; according to tha reported engaged for prominent matters affecting ali of the CLERMONT-FERRAND (UP)— 1 Empire, but It would have to mako In nn unusual real estate deal, the famous mountain of Puy-de-Dome was sold by auction here. This mountain, ot volcanic origin, contains pastureland often above the clouds. even better progress. "Put & brave face on matters," he advised, "and 'hand over this cast will bo made up of local talent and will be directed by a representative of the Wayne D. EcwclL Producing company. The proceeds of (he play «'»l fair country to your children an | used to purchase additional play- even better place than it is now" '• <"rmnj n^ntn..^.!! fm- the nubile lie urged. I ground equipment 'school campus. for the public cept publicity. MAGNOLIA — Columbia, county has voted a three-tenths mill tar for repair c-1 the courthouse and a one-tenth mill tax ot a new county jail. for ercstlon govern me. ••• i.xord ' which was a minimum Kr yesterday. The maximum was 22 degrees; partly cloudy with northwest winds. On the sarrn day a year ago the minimum temperature was <4 dejrses and the. innxlniMm 55 degrees; c\oudy with .07 inches of rain and southwest' winds,

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