Served by the United Press BLmiEVILLE COURIER NEWS ' ™ E DOMINANT NENVSPAPER OF KOnTHJ^r ARKANSAS AND SOtmi^TTn^nT ^ "*"+ ? ? ^ VOL. XXVI—No. 2GO Blytlievllle Courier, Blythevllle Dally News, " I»U"1'I1KVIU,K, AKKANSAS, FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, !!)» HOME EDITION SINGI-E COPIES FIVE CENTS HOOVER SPOKESMAN WOULD LEGALIZE BREW Flames Gut Grand Leader; LossOver S4Q.OOO nnr nun muTrn \\<T i r\ i i-v ___ . ~— ——'— FIH1TER Will Reopen Business as Soon as Possible I. Ros- enfhal Announces. Practically tho entire block of the Grand Leader, one of Blythevillc's oldest department stores, rained at between 540.000 and $50.000 was destroyed by flre last night while firemen waged a desperate but successful battle to save the two story building, located at Main and Second streets, in the heart of the city. Total damage was estimated at between 140,000 and $50.000 by I Rosenthal. :t is understood that the stock and building are practically covered by insurance, .but Mr. Rosenthal stated he could not determine the full amount without referring to the company's records. The building will be repaired nnd store re-opened for business as soon as possible Mr. Rosenthal stated. Damage to the building was estimated at 52,000 by Fire Chief Head. Gels Good Start "With smoke pouring out from every window, door and opening by the time firemen reached the scene. the flre was one of the most spectacular in the history of the city. While hundreds ol spectators crowded the sidewalks in the business section and others looked on from vantage points in second story windows, smoke billowed and poured from the building. Firemen hampered by the suffocating fumes and smoke were forced to resort to smoke mask to enter the bui!d- Ing. Harry Calvin anc! E. M. Holt, in the Cobb Undertaking company of nee across from the Grand Leader building, were the first to notice the flre. They sounded the alarm but before the first -fire truck arrived from the fire station a block away fumes and smoke forced an opening through a front window of the building, hurling glass into the center of Malt street. Two fire trucks were ordered in action and four lines of hose were played into yie interior of the building as smoke, swirling outward blocked any view of the lire within. The firemen had no opportunity to save the store stock and a checkup after the blaze had been conquered showed how close the flames had come to winning their way to the second story and destroying the building. Started in Clotet j . , first line into the gap fell throug - ing for almost two hours before o r ,, " . v "" " v "" i> "" ulc is no: gome to buy cotton at any firemen finally declared the blaze price but will continue ITS policy fully under control. of loans and advances to cooperatives on a supplemental loan basis." The three senators took the position the statement was unfortunate and Heflin demanded that "the farm board keep its mouth shut if Ik can't be helpful." Wed Only a Day After one day of married life, following an airplane elopement to Yuma. Ariz., Loretta Young, movie actress, and Grant Withers, actor, shown above, have agreed to annulment at the suggestion of the bride's mother, Mrs. George Belzer of Los Angeles. They admitted " . they acted "Impulsively." Group Authorized to Submit Report on Project at Meeting Next Thursday. A definite plan for a permanent fairgrounds at Blytheville, and means of financing the project, will be worked out by a committee of seven, headed by B. A, Lynch, which will submit its report next Thursday night. This committee, and another to looke into available site for (he fairgrounds, was authorized at a meeting at the city hall last night at which about thirty citizens interested In the fair proposition heard Harry Lltzcnfelder, secretary of the Caruthersvllle fair, tell of the success achieved there. The committee named at last night's meeting which, besides Mr. I Lynch, includes L. L. Ward, E. B. JLyman, J. A. Leech, C. R, Babcock, Z. B. Harrison and Jesse Taylor, will cooperate with the special fair committee of the Chamber of Commerce, composed of C. G. Smith, chairman, H. W. Halnes, C. S. Lemons, U. S. Branson, Boh Blaylock. J. J. Daly, JefT Rowland. J. L. Cherry and Fred Sallba. Members of the special commit- toen on selection of a site are Jeff Rowland, Bob Blaylock and L. L. Ward. Tells of CaratheravUle Fair C. a. Smith presided at last night's meeting at which all phases of the fair proposition, notably thn financing and horse racing angles, were discussed. Mr. Litzenfelder stated very frankly that on the basis of his experience at Caruth'ersville he could not describe the launching and maintaining of a fair as anything but a difficult and at llmei a discouraging task. He said, however, that in his opintoin the benefits to the community justified the expense and the effort involved, and said that he thought the financial difficulty would be less in Blytheville than In Caruthersville because of tlie larger population the fair here would have to draw upon for patronage.-He said that despite a few extremely disastrous years, when bad weather cut gate receinU to a minimum, the Caruthersvllle fair In the 15 years of Its history had been very nearly self-supporting and some years had earned large profits. . While agreeing with those interested In the local project that the primary purpose of a fair 1s to stlm- Fire Chief Roy Head stated that ana Heflln ' Democrat, Alabama ic base of the flre appeared to cnar £ ed "KBe had permitted ac ! in the closet under the stairway P 1 ™ 160115 "port to be circulated je in me ciosei unaer tne stairway r ?*.^u» v w we nn.unueii .eading to the second floor. The -?7 a , press association other than .vails and floor near tho rinsot »-oro tne United Press and that his de- Legge Statement Responsible for Present Low Price Say Solons. WASHINGTON, Jan. 31. (UP) — Southern Democrats complained in the senate today that Chairman Legge of the federal farm board had issued "thoughtless and careless statements" which have driven the cotton market down to th° lowest point since '1926. Senators George and Harris, two t-iunivii v^turge etna tiuiiiS two r — r- —- •" « .i..» w w ub*nt- Democratic senators from Georgia 1 "l ate lnt ercsl in better agriculture «« J TT-.ai. — . . _ ° Mr T-ItaanfaMar .-nt.1 »V.n + II- U.n.,3 naval conference were nlide-at ' fa sliown "PP er Iefl - Upper 'er. Senator Joneph T. Robinson, of the scene for The Courier News and rl * ht 1 ' ou SK> spade-bearded For- Arl( ansas. has been depicted with NBA Service by Stephen Spurriar, el«n Minister Grandl of Italy as he ec o?eeSL dUrl ?.L * f ,°. ment Ol noted artist on the (faff of tht »ddreK«i th, , nn f„.,,,.„ ,„„.„ .""".i'™. ™- f°* er IM '* »" of U» addre««d tho conference vs. Sketched right, Premier Wakatsuki ,ha . . George said the original report :r said that it had . been his experience that horse racing and a good program of other entertainment were essential to financial success. Under the right management, he declared, horse racing can be made one of the best and cleanest forms of amusement Progress Threatened Mr. Smith, in a few remarks pre- lha ftwr of the buildine When J!' as lnnt the DMrd tt ' as S oin! ? to liminary to his Introduction of Mr they jumped into the closet , y coU011 ' YDS( « da >'. he added. I Litzenfelder, told of the growth of l.Krffn nnnniinrpri thnr fh*\ * An nvt t^* i«n«i *«i- * _.. i ii~. Water was thrown into the build- ^bteT.* «!t '«M ia fnr olmnef *w« rt/uirc K*f*vr* t_ __, .._ . . . .- "uaiu not goinz to buy cotton at any Prepare to Flee If Wabash Gorge Breaks MT. VERNON, Ind., Jan. 31. (UPj —Additional families living along the Wabash river in southern Indiana and Illinois evacuated their —mrmers me world around are Mr. Lynch said that the meeting gorge threatened to break and re-1 beset by the same problem—over ! had a serious problem before It and rtomes today as an eight mile ice expansion and over-production. Sec- urged that consideration of the fl- lease a wall of water. retary of Agriculture Arthur >r "—'-' -"-' - 4 *— -n««—i»*~ — Some farmers who would be In Hyde^ declared here today. the path of the flood should the SPRINGFIELD, 111.. Jan. 31. the local fair and expressed the opinion that substantial further progress, with It* very definite de- lation to agricultural improvement and development, would be impossible unless permanent quarters for the fair were provided. This view was concurred In by J. E. Critz, county agricultural agent. Selection of Mr. Lynch as head of the temporary organization was by unanimous vote, after his name had been put forward by Frank C. Do'uglas. ~- —-•—.» mi-j_i»_r, in., va.ii. ni, \\jtrt mjUxlwo, -Farmers the world around are Mr. Lynch said that the meeting ice jam break moved to higher ter M. It is Imnosslble to ascribe agricultural distress to any one factor but there Is no ouestion the most --- — .. *>,u,cu lu IJIXII^l IV, - u.i* »U I i, - — v™. rltory as airmen continued to drop ? llt th " c ls no <mc.ition the most food and fuel to marooned folk I im P orta " t H 'bat of over-expan- Rellef workers had 266 bags of I S T' , Hyde toW a meeting of the >od readv fnr ^i-.-n,...,.- i.j... Illinois Agricultural assnHnflm. , food ready for distribution today by airplane and truck A. F. Jones, 78, Dies at Home at North Sawba A. F. Jones, 78, succumbed at his home In North Sawba community at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon following an illness of dropsy. The deceased is survived by two sons. Monroe and J. E. and four daughters, Mrs. Marp Hall, Mrs. Lily Hale, Mrs. Mary Kellow and • en upon an e Mrs. sallle Eehols. | ment ^ he ^ Funeral services will be held at the North sawba cemetery this tif- ^emcrn. Arrangements are in Illinois Agricultural association "The reason Is plain." he said "During the war production Increased oiit-side of Europe to compensate for reduced production in Europe. When Eurone largely restored its agriculture the other countries dirt not correspondingly decrease theirs." "As a result the world's output ran ahead of market requirements " he continued. "Prices inevitably fell, Instead of cuttlne production and lucin? cultivated acreage awl- everywhere enter<* f «™ -«elop- . charge of the Cobb company. Undertaking The central portion of the Capitol at Washington. D. C.. which Is UIJJCU tlltll I.U114JUC1 dwull Ul U]C JL- nancial arid other difficulties precede any definite action. He said that h« personally would not care to become a party to a proposition involving the investment of a good many thousand dollars unless there could be i^iple assurance of capable management. Little River Child Dies of Pneumonia Funeral services will be held this afternoon, at the Garden Point cemetery on the Osceola-Lepanto highway for Sara Ann Halpaln, three year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Halpain who died at the family home In tho Little River community at 2:15 o'clock this morning. Death resulted from an attack ot pneumonia. The deceased Is survived by her parents and a sister, Nina Barber May. up. Pays on Imovovised Gallows for. Murder of University Student. . BOONEV1LLE. Mo., Jan. 31 (UP) —Lawrence Marby, an Ozark boy of 19 years, was dropped from an improvised trollows through a trap door in a barn lot here todsy aa he murmured a newly learned prayer and attemnted a last smile. He fell to his death at 9:17 a. m. It was the last event in e' series which began February 4 I92B at Sedalla, Mo., when Marby killed William Buseh, young law student, during an attempted hold"P- Marby's last view was through the loft window, fringed by wisps of hay. He looked out Into the crlso morning as the colors of a winter dawn faded Into sunlight It revealed the hills where Daniel Bcone, adventure hero of boyhood reading, once roamed. Marby was led across the snow covered Jail yard to the old barn in the center of the town and with the aid of the harurman walked up 13 frail new steps which strained as the group mounted to the trap. He tried us he had promised his minister to repeat the brief prayer, "Lord Jesus keep my soul," and mustered a pale smile similar to th* parting expression he had. given his sister and sweetheart alter his first outbreak! of weeping last night when they bade him goodbye. Nefro Ranted at St Ixwb ST. LOOTS, Jan. 31 (TJP)-Wll- Itam Mosley. negro slayer of three persons, was hanged in rtty Jal! here at 6 a. m. today. His only complaint In the long hours before his death was that he had no friends. "Nob-dy's been to see me since I been here. I ain't got no friends" he told the Catholic priest who was with him during the last hours. The hanging was perfunctory. One of the five electric buttons punched by deputies on signal released the trap, but none knew which circuit carried the current. The negro was killed for murder- other persins September 10, 1931 Dtuts DeaVi Sett 06SININO. N. Y., Jan. 31 (DP) —Michael Sdafonl, Brooklyn gun, man. walked quietly Into the death Funeral arrangements a« In ]as [ . chamber at Sing Slug prtion jate • • • — —•• •••"«** u * uitotal tu ittllMtiliciMO c**c iu latt mfnfef composed of Virginia sandstone, Is charge of the Cobb Undertaking ».,!££•. hn.fi» tn fh» i, painted about every three yearn, I company (l . He . sp °T L y ' > the wl ""«ses *.uui&«ti>, tharilrM thfi lrru»nprs fnr th»l- it«.i. , thanked tho keepers for their kind- Alleged Negro Gunman »; Captured in Memphis Deputies of the sheriff's office are to return Will Powell, negro taxi driver, here from Memphis tomorrow to face charges, in connection with the shooting of Hugh Cherry, negro pool hall proprietor, who Is phis hospital. ... in a wltical condition In a Mem- Cherry was shot at an alleged Rambling resort i near Osceola. Officers had been unable lo find Powell until Memphis authorities, cling on Information for the sheriff's office here captured him today. Leaehvifle Bov and Girl, 16 Years Old, to Marry "Swee t Sixteen" are Corrine Duncan and Jesse Lee Collie, both of Leachvllle, who were Issued a marriage license here today. The prospective bridegroom, who looked Just old enough to be wearing his first new long trousers, was accompanied by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Olen Collie and Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Dunc&n, parents of the young bride. The wedding is to lake place in their h->me town this afternoon, according fo arrangements. Paris Approves Glittering Advertising Signs PARIS. (UP)—Not content with her sobriquet of the City of Enlightenment, Parts now yearns for glittering curbstone "ads" which may make her a City of Light as The Municipal Council has Just decided to permit advertisers to rent space in curbstones and install therein advertising signs that will cast multi-faceted rays on sunlit days, and glow at night under the glare ot electric lights. The Prefect of the Seine by no means disapproves of this latest Parisian fad. and has smilingly acknowledged the bustling zeal of merchants and shop-keepers. Hair Taboo BERLIN (DP)—A woman worker In a factory | n Saxony who had her hair bobbed was publicly warned that unless she permitted It to grow again she would be dismissed, and the same .fate was threatened to any other workers who dared follow her example. ing his common law wife and two ness. Then he nicked un a towel otfer ,««». fl«t«,i» ,„ ,„, and dusted Sf^hedectych^ 1 They can at least give a man about to die • clean chair," he said. Then he «tt down and the current was turned ofi. A raw minutes earlier his companion In a double murder, Frank Plala, had gone to the chair without a word, Suggest Combination of Anglo - American and French Proposals. LONDON, Jan. 31. (UP)-Lead- crs of the five-power conference spent today trying to find a eom- primlse between the extreme «n- glo-Amerlcan and Frecnh theories of naval limitation. The original French proposal was that any nation allotted a certain total naval tonnage should be allowed to spilt this tonnage among whatever type of warships it considered most useful. The British and Americans hoM that such a system would not be limitation at all. The suggested compromise which Is now receiving attention of the delegates is that after assignment of definite strength to each nation the nation shall have the right to shift a certain percentage of *UI_ -1 ,. t . _ 'i-H Club and Vocational Winners Are Guests of Osceola Civic Ciub. OSCEOLA, ATkTjaii. 3J.-CI.nm- pion crop producers for 1929 n»'' Sl " winners. national high never betore this itrength from one class ships to another. of It Is the question of how great a percentage of this strength may be transferred between classifications of warships that provides the biggest problem of the dny. Under the French proposal it was understood today the general types of warships would be divided Into six groups as follows: 1. Battleships 10.000 tons or over and carrying guns of eight Inches or. larger. guns and larger. 2. Cruisers carrying six Inch 3. Auxiliary warships including destroyers with guns smaller than six inches. 4. Aircraft carriers. 5. Submarines. 6. Mine sweepers small craft, and various London Proud of New Electric Building LONDON. (UP)-Oity fathers arp especially proud of the first all- electric building In London. It is the structure of the Commercial Union Assurance Company in Cornhill which replaces the bulldln;? which collapsed In Ausust of 1927. The new skyscraper is 13 stories In height, with four stories below the ground level. Everything In :n« building |j electrical-lighting, Beating, all the motive power and >fflce-to-ofHce signalling. The structure was erected In a year. The time Is said to be a new record In London building circles. • ., ••••" i-umitj wuniers forty In an. from all over Missis slppl county, were guests of tlio Osceola civic club at a luncheon meeting here Thursday when their respective achievements as 4-H c ub members, students of vocational agriculture, or adult farm- awUed." f" 0 ""*" ° nii 1>l! " 5 J. T. Coston, president of Hi- club, presided nnd Introduced (he honor guests, the number Including Blanche Beall, Elstner Beall Irene Rctlbum and Willie. Oni- ony. 4-H club members whose production of better than Ihree bales of cotton to the 'acre on their respective club acres In 1929 set n production record reached. Bethany Fnuglit. Jomes Smothcrman and Robert Shirley. Blythevllle vocational students constituting a judging team which won first place In Judging Holsteln cattle at the Na- tlonsd Dairy show in 1929, besides the winners of the four high places in cotton production for the state all ot them vocational students ol the Wilson High school, slate 4-H club cotton winners, and adult winners of first and second places In the state corn production contest for adult farmers, and num. erous winners of awards offered for county competition alone by tht Mississippi County Bankers' association, Lee Wilson and Co, anil other organizations. Baker Wilson, a representative . f the F. M. Crump Cotton company of Memphis, was present and personally awarded the prizes offered by the Crump company, Ihe fiv> winners out of a territory comprising Arkansas and Missouri nil being Mississippi county 4-H club members. E. Y. Fitch, representing Lee Wilson and Company, personal!-' awarded the pi-Ires offered by thnt company to vocational students of the county, and Mr. Coston o-i behalf of the Chilean Nitrale of Soda Educational Bureau awarded the two sold watches won for col- ton production In this county, ongoing to Blanche Beall of Wilson and the other to Dorothy Bowers of Dell. • The winners were Introduced wltn appropriate remarks about their achievements, and other guests introduced were Miss Willie Lawson of Blythevllle. county superintendent of schools, C. H. Babcock editor of the Blythevllle Courier News A. G. Little of Blythevllle, key banker for Mississippi county, c. T. Kramer, teacher of vocational agriculture In Blythevllle. and E. Y. Fitch, teacher of vocational agriculture In the Wilson high school. Music was furnished during th? banquet by the Osceola high school glee club, and the program closed with a short talk by County Jud<?e George W. Barham of Blythevllle preceding which Elstner Beall of Wilson thanked the club on the part of the guest winners and spoke briefly of his own pleasure and profit derived from six years work as a student of vocational agriculture and as a 4-H club member. Says Nation Wants Volstead Law But Suggests Modification. . ; WASHINGTON. Jan. 31.'ojP>- Clariflcatlon of the Volstead net lo permit home manufacture of liclit wines and beer was suggested In a speech In the house today by -Hep,Franklin Fort, Republican," New Jersey, who is regarded as President Hoover's spokesman In tho house. Much significance was attached (o Furl's suggestion because of his close connection will] Mr. Hoover, in whose campaign he was one ot the leaders. . . The New Jersey member urged retention of the 18th amendment ami education for temixirnnce. Fort snld that In his opinion tho manufacture of Hjhl wines and beer In Ihe homo docs not seem to be included hi the one-half of one iwr cent alcoholic limior law of thj Volstead net. but that they come within the ban of "non-lnV)xlcat- iiiK In fact," and thus a higher alcoholic content seems lo be perinlt- His speech was listened to with led. keen interest by house members', some ot whom regarded 11 as n "trial balloon" for reaction of the country. Referring to the Volstead act ho said: "Perhaps Die act needs clarification on (he question of homo brew—although nobody has e,vcr been convicted for maklnj; It for home use. But otherwise It seems t omc pretty clearly to fulfill the purposes of Us adoption nnd to satisfy the real wishes of the American people for the preservation of the Industrial system, their pros- perlty and their homes." • WASHINGTON.- Jan. 31 '(UP)— Prohibition sinfgwtlons of every sort were comli!8 to a lieod In con- sre.is today to break forth In legislative, political and administrative moves within the next few days which will keeo the subject very much to the fore. Chairman Williamson of the' house exiwndltiii'es committee Is preparinK a report on the first measure of President Hoover's program —tho bill for transfer of enforcement agencies' from the treasury to the Justice denarfment—In which he will tct forth the general ar- RumenLn to bi>. used when the bill Is brought before the house. Rep. Coehran, Democrat, Missouri, a wet, will submit a minority report singling out Darllcutarly tho nmendment adopted by the committee 10. to 4. which Rives the at- lorney general veto power in prohibition administration, MotWurf's as Rayon Head Accepted ELIZABETHTON. Tenn., Jan.- 31. 'UP>—Resignation of Dr. Arthur Mothwurf as president of the Amer- can Bemberg and American Glanz- stoff rayon plants here was tendered on January 25 and has been accepted. It mis announced todaj-. Dr. Mothwurf was Inrgelv responsible for locating the plants In happy valley and has been resident of the property since It was opened. He recently returned from a trip to Germany, his native land, after a scries of strikes here had ed to his being relieved. Tennessee Patrolmen Told to "Use Discretion" The program was arranged by County Agents S. D. Carpenter of MEMPHIS. Tenn.. Jan. 31. <UP) Osceola and J. E. Crltz of Blythc- —The first contingent of stole ' vll.e, Miss Cora Lee Coleman. home highway patrolmen consisting of 20 demonstration agent, and E. Y '" J ~"°— • ' Fitch and C. T. Kramer, teachers of vocational agriculture In Wilson and Blythevllle. resiicctively. under whose supervision the prize winning records were made. Following Is a list of tho winners and their respective achievements: Mrs". M. A. Mtddleton, sponsor of tne Stlllman 4-H club, winner of first place ' ' I contest for mounted officers were on roads today with orders to "use discretion" in making arrests. - —,., -,.-..„. of the Paw-. club, which won second place for the best roganlzed club. Mr. and Mrs. John Perry, sponsors of the Perry club, which won third place In the same contest. Corn Club • Quinnon Sprayberry, member of the New Liberty 4-H club, winner of first place In county bankers' contest and prize of $15 for pro- A 1 " 8 .. '-"' Protest yield ot corn —93.5 bushels on a club acre. Ulman Noble and Hulett Morgan, members of the Perry club, tied for second • place, each producing 76 bushels to the acre, splitting sec- (Contlnued On Page Throe) Four Bandits Confess Medina Bank Robbery MEMPHIS, Tenn.. Jan. 31. (UP» —Four bandits who robbed the Bank of Medina at Medina, Tenn. t of $2,600 last week have confessed here police sold. They are Henry Bibbs. William N'eal. Floyd Burton, nnd Celland Jones. WEATHER ARKANSAS—Generally fair tonight and Saturday. According to the official weather observer. Brax Smith, the minimum temperature here yesterday wa» 18 degrees and the maximum 44 degrees; clear with northwest winds. On the same day a year aw the minimum temperature .was 35 degrees nnd the maximum. 41 degrees; cloudy with northeast winds.
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