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Served by the United Press THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST M1RSOU1U HOME EDITION VOL. XXVI—No. 2CG Blythevslle Courier, Blylhevllle Herald, Blylhevillc Daily News, Mississippi Vnlley Leader. HMTHKVILLR, ARKANSAS. FH1DAV, FEIiUUAUY 7, 1'Wl) SINGLE COPIES FIVE .CENT'S COMMITTEE VOTES $15,000 FAIR PROJECT il New "War Dog" for U. S, Navy Britain Ready for Reduction in Size and Number of Battleships at Once. LONDON, Feb. 7. (UP)—Great Britain proposed today that the United States and Britain reduce their battleship strength to fifteen within 18 months alter ratification of a treaty which is to be prepared by the present five power naval conference. The British goevrnment announced that it wishes to seen an agreement whereby battleships will disappear altogether in due time. The British policy was outlined in a memorandum issued today. It came less than 24 hours after Secretary of Slate Henry L. Stlm- son had outlined the Ameiican position in a formal statement. The British memorandum also proposed that the 1930 conference treaty run until 1936 and that a new conference be held In 1936. Meanwhile the British propose negotiations would be conducted on the whole question of capital ships Britain favoring a reduction in six of the battleships to 25.000 tons having 12-Inch guns snd lengthening the life of ships to '26 years instead of 20. Under the Washington agreement the five powers consented to a maximum battleship tonnage of 35,000 tons with 10-inch guns. At present the British have ships as large as 41,000 tons, such as the Hood, built just before the Washington treaty. The limit of 15 capital ships proposed is that sec by the Washington conference treaty which would not have been reached until 1930. The British memorandum proposed that no replacement of batleship5.be made-bcfore 1935. The' British and American, po- .sitions are said to. ba in practical agreement, and the progress of the conference is declared to have heen such as to justify the following statement of the situation: First, Anglo - American naval parity will Immediately be a reality and both fleets wll be materially reduced, saving eoch counrty millions of dollars. Second, a five-power agreement has been tentatively realized for "humanizing" submarine warfare. Third, a provisional agreement, has been reached on a new "yard stick" for fleet strength whereby conflicting French gobal and British catngory plans for limiting tonnage are reconciled. Fourth, the conference work is progressing at such a pace that th? Americans hope the work of writing the London treaty can be started within two weeks. Premiere Andre Tardieu of France says the main work of the conference couKi be completed in 10 days. While world statesmen debated the conference, this newly-built battle cruiser slipped down (he ways at Newport News. Va. High navy and government officials witnessed the launching, pictmed. above, of the U. S. S. Augusta, sixth vessel to be added to Uncle Sam's fighting fleet under the 1924 naval construction program. Inset Is the comely christener of Ihe ship, Evelyn McDanicl of Augusta, Ga. Mine Blast Fatal to 18; Fear for 7 HELPER, Uta|i, Pel). 1 IUP)~ Eiplileun miners were killed Iti an explosion at the Standard Coal mine at Slanilurdsvillc, c minus north- woit^nf here late last nlslil. Seven olhers were missing today. Foiu 1 were rescued alive alter a terrific blast rocked Hie mine and spread poisoning gusxes through Ihe drifts and slope. II was believed that H were killed outright in the expiation while others were suffocated |jy gns. Cause of the explosion was unknown. Survivors declared the blasl crumbled entry ways and hurled recks. Umbers and debris through Ihe drifts. There were '& miners In Ihe mine when the explosion occurred and little hoi» was held for the seven who had not been located. Rescue crews, however, sought to penetrate the ens filled tunnels and slope, hoping that some of the men had been able to barricade themselves in small rooms and avoid the gas. Women %ml children ea,lherfcd about the main enlrniu'c l"day Identifying bodies as they were brought out and awaiting reports from the inside. Little actual mining was being done in the Standard, all of the men employed being skilled workmen engaged in making repairs. Virtually Ml Floood Refugees Have Returned to Their Homes. The disaster lelief work of Malehing Mode for Dixie Wear national Cross. Incident to thr Restful Sleep Cheers Watchers at Tait Bedside WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UP) — William Howard Taft passed a restful night last night and today those closely concerned with the illness of the former chief justice seemed much encouraged over his onditlon. He dropped into li quiet sleep at 8 p. m. yesterday after having passed! a omfortable day. Dr. Thomas Clayton, his personal physician, called at midnight and found him still asleep. He did not awaken him. Comeplete quiet, which is valuable aid to those caring for Mr. Taft, has been, even more notice- 1 able last, night and today around the Taft home than on previous days. The thin traffic which uses Wyoming street on which the red £°nd white brick home of the former chief justice is located, was thinner than usual. Shift of Enforcement Burden to States Would Legalize Wines—Beck. WASHINGTON, Feb. 7(DP>— Representative James A. Beck. Re- miblican. Pennsylvania, former solicitor general of the United States advanced the legal contention today In 3 house speech that congress itself has power to legalize light wines and beer without repealing the eighteenth amendmem by vesting in the states Ihe enforcement powers. Congress. Beck said, could without any violation of the constitution reach the conclusion that the methods of enforcement and the actual enforcement of the eig-Iit- centh amendment were best lefi to the states. The Pennsylvania congressman who Is recognized as a constitutional authority not only In this country but abroad, copped hi proposal with a denunciation of tin Republican party for its stand on prohibition, asserting it Is destined to follow in the footsteps ot its Whig predecessor into oblivion. Would Revise Jones Law WASHINGTON. Feb. 7 (UP) — Revision of the Jones law to deprive prosecuting attorneys of the right to use • it as a club over petty liquor law violators was suggested to Ihe house judiciary committee today by Dean Roscoe Chase Student I Through Window I of Fourth Story MEMPHIS. Tenn. Fete 1- (UP)— While ' physicians at', a hospital here fought to save the life ol a 25-year-old medical student today police held two men believed responsible for his critical injury last night. Emil A. Fetts of Port Arthur, Tex., student at the medical school of the University of Tennessee here either was thrown or fell four stories from a window In his rooming house, police said. Fetts sustained a fractured skull, compound fracture of his right leg and internal injuries. Little hope Is held fc r his recovery. Two men with whom police said they learned Feits had quarreled and fought were held for questioning. Joe Bledsoe, 29, and W. J. Lemoines, 29, admitted chasing Fctts through the house but claimed he fell from a window while trying to reach a fire escape. Bledsoe told police Fetfs had talked "insultingly" to his wife, Mrs. Norma Bledsoe. and that he went to Fetts' rooming house. After a few blows Fetts fled up the stairs and the two men pursued him. January Hood In Ihe Bl« Lake-Little Hiver tfirltoiy. virtually has b?eu llnlshed, rind the orgunlr.LLtlon sent here .from the mid-west office at St. Louis lo meet the emergency will probably leave at lliu end of this week. Miss Kaiherlnt- B. Monroe, Red Cross representative, told members of the local Red Gross disaster committee last nglh.t 391 Famll&s llclprd In the weeks fjjice taking over the flood emcrgoncj- the Kc<l Cross extended aid Iri some measure to 391 families. Involving tin estimated to'.al of mor.o than 1.500 persons. Some of these were ted and housed for scvcra; weeks. \vhtle others received only a small amount of help, the relief extended depending In each Instance upon the actual need. Mast o( the families lo wl'.o relief was extended resided in Hit Little Hlver bottoms between Highway 18 and (he Red Line road, but some relief was also extended to families south ot the Red Line road. Roy Walton, head, of the local Red Cross chapter, nnd member of the local disaster committee, expressed their satisfaction at the way the work had been handled. AM are pleased nt the unexpectedly short time required .to clear up \\lrn threatened lo te n grave situation, but some fear Is felt for the future hi case heavy rains should come before the break In Ihe Big Lake levee is closed. Commissioners of Drainage District 11 have made application to Ihe U. S. engineers to close the gap. and houe to have definite word in regard to It before Jfing. s Are .Batk'IfV Homes Virtually all of the families drlv. en from, their Homes by the high water have returned. Tlie few ex- ceptions'are tohse needing special attention, Including scrcral mothers with new born babies. Flw M, Alston' anThrwiTe'lmme- r^^urm/Cper^ R. J. Alston of Waynesboro, La: Will Operate Local Hotel and Grill. . A lens* on trw Olencoe Hotel, expiring in 1938 apd fixtures and equipment of the hostelry '' and Olencoe Grill were sold yesterday through V. G. Holland, "attorney for the E. L. Singleton estate, to R. J. Alston, of Wawnesboro, La.. The purchase is reliably reported to have been made for 18,100. dlately assumed the management of the hotel and will make their home here with Mr. Alston In active charge of the Glencoe. The new owners of the hotel ahe The new owners of Ihe hotel are experienced hotel operators and are relatives of . the owners of . the Vandervoot hotel at paragould. The Glencoe grill, recently closed, will be re-opened soon, it is stated. Improvements in the hotel .and grill are planned by the new owners. Urges Tariff to Protect Home Market for Farmer ST. LOUIS, Mo.. Feb. 7 (UP) — American agriculture is entitled to adequate tariff protection in order IIIULKU iwjtij uj jjvun *v«c*.v™. that it may control the American Pound of the Harvard law school, market. Arthur, M. Hyde, secretary In making the suggestion Pound of agriculture, told 1.400 members said he was speaking only for - • " himself and not for the Hoover law enforcement commission of which he Is a member. Ginkgo Biloba Fruit Fools Park Visitors ST. I.OUIS (UP)—The fruit the ginkno biloba Is a wlf in Cherry and Worthington Out for Council Seats City politics, which have been quiet except for the three-ornered race already under way for city clerk, took on new Interest today with the announcement of candidacies tor seats on the city council by two men who hitherto have not been active politically. Families which have been dependent upon the Red Cross during the flood period have been furn- Uhed with supplies for a short period and advised that no further aid will be forthcoming from tru national organisation. Most o ilhem. Miss Monroe states, will U able to care for themselves williou 1 especial hardship. Youth Who Shot Rubio Refuses to Admit Plot MEXICO CITY, Feb. 7 (UP)— A haggard youth. Daniel Flores tat in a prison ante room toda and nearly 48 hours alter his at tempt to assassinate Prcslden Pascuai Ortiz Rublo refused to ad mil he acted as a cog In a po lltlcal plot against the new execu tlve. He was less dapper than when Fabric shoes step ahead of Meat her lii the fashion parade for. Souther wear. White linen T-slrap sandals with cutout and oval-edged pou'c purse to match vare the newest accessory to : wear with a "new neckt! silk fiTck, in .red and while. This accessory set hji£, th»l. d " '"" ' , . touch" thnt spells chic this season. Waterproof '•"cblbihuj" is' useit to'lf shoes to match the delicate blues and pinks of- Milady's costumes, I she desires it. (Photo courtesy I. Miller and Sons.) RELElp Ask Bond For Young Men Charged With Slatutory Oflensc at Hearing. Attorneys for Virgil Sample and Edgar Wright, Manila youths, are seeking the. release of the two youths charged with a statutory crime on bond pending the convening of the grand jury this spring, before Judge Georgo W. Barham at » habeas corpus hearing this afternoon. The pair waived preliminary J. Louis Cherry, Insurance man,' on Wednesday afternoon he fired six chefs Into a motor car. wound- is a candidate in the First ward, and Rav Worthington, abstractor, will seek the Second ward seat. Both men have been active participants In civic affairs for a number of years and arc recognized foe their willingness to give freely ing the president nnd three others, including Mrs. Rublo. In the mesntlme police arrested Arnnllo rr,(t Pllni Flores. brothers of the prisoner, at San Luis Potosi. More thnn a score of suspects hearing before Justice C. C. Counts, at Leachvllle Wednesday and were bound over to await the action ot the grand jury without bond. It Is understood that a justice of the peace is not allowed by lu\v to offer bond in such cases. The youths are accused of commuting the oirense against the person of a 15-ycnr-old girt sometime last fall. They arc said to Dr. J. N. Hillman Nev President of Methodis Educational Ass'n. MEMPHIS. Tenn., Feb. 7 (UP) — Dr. J. N. Hillman, president Emory and Henry college at Emor Vn., was elected president ot IV educational association of th Methodist Episcopal Church, Soul at the closing session of the an nual convention here last night. He succeeds Dr. Harvey W. Co president 61 Emory university, A lanta. The report ot the findings com mlttee headed by Dr. Hillman, rea last night, took no definite stand o the proposed merger of the Sun day school, Epworih League an Hold Funeral Services Today For Worth Baby Funeral services ars being held this afternoon for Katherlne Jane Worth, 22 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Worth, who (lied at the family home in the Pride Addition yesterday morning. The Rev. Perry F. Webb, pastor of the First Baptist church \s of- ficatlng at the services. Interment will be made at Elmwood cemetery. Arrangements arc In charge of th? Cobb Undertaking company. t Teacher Goes to Trial for "Brutally Beating" Pupil NEWBERN, Tenn., Feb. ^ (UP) —The courtroom was crowded here today to hear the opening of Miss Mozell Reed's trial on charges of "brutally beating" one ot her school sheep's clothing to many St. Louis folks. Inquisitive visitors to Shaw's garden, pause to pick np the ripe and wrinkled "persimmons" covering the ground in front ot the Palm House, The unwary ones who fail to notice that the trees bearing the fruit have no resemblance to persimmon trees, find a bite mectenllghtenlng fo rthe broken peel releases bntyric acid. of the American Retailers association here. "American agriculture should have the exclusive possession of thn American market because it Is Itself American, because agriculture is vital to the prosperity of America and because agriculture Is entitled to protection for the reason it held the battlements while the manufacturing industry has developed," Hyde said. Hyde maintained farming is "over expanded." "This over-expansion las tended to create a condition of over production which gave to thi! markets more than they could pro- Itably absorb," the secretary continued. of their time in behalf"of enter- here and eV/ewhTre"'have beVnJhave^been arrested only several^ prises for the advancement of the i taken into custody, community. ! President Ilublo Ernest Jackson Enters continued to ALARM CATCHES BURGLAR' MADISON. Wis.. (UP)—An automatic burglar alarm which "catches 'em nnrt turns 'em over to police" has been Invented here by Jack Allbrtitht, of Westport, and will be exhibited before a group of Milwaukee bankers soon. Each bank Is outfitted with an entrance having two revolving doors, lockec automatically whenever a small device In the cashier's cage Is disturbed. .Once the robber Is Inside the entrnnceway, he cannot escape Shooting Is futile because the glass is bulletproof. Shouting Is also futile because any slight disturbance Ernest R. Jackson, proprietor of n automobile wrecking and auto parts business on West Main street nade announcement this afternoon 1 of hU candidacy for alderman from I he third ward to succeed Damon j McLeod. Row at Helena Ends in Death For Youth HELENA, Ark.. Feb. 1 (UP)— One youth was near death and two others were held in jail here today as the result of what polhe termed Otis Bramblctt, 21. was 1 stabbed three times through his lungs n an Ice pick .-(nd may die. Harolc and Leon McDonald, 20<and 21 were held In Jail for investigation Walter Evans, a fourth youth In volvd, sustained minor injuries Harold McDonald's hand was brok en. The McDonald brothers said the fight started over attention o Bramblett to their sister, a 22 year-old divorcee who has beei married twice. Improve today. Ills physicians 1s- Isuei! a rullctin staling the dressing ion his favv had been changed and I i«tc fnr r«unril S»at I 'r>° wound was in good condition. usis tor v-ouncn aeat Mi . 3 Rub , JS c ,, ph . lni . iry also WBS "satisfactory," th» bulletin said. Lake Street Store Robbed Thursday Thieves entered the Forsythc Mr. Jackson, a resident of Bly-, Grocery Store on Lake street last theville. for 25 years, has long been', night and carried aw.iy a mislecel- engaged In the automobile busi- j laneaus assortment of meats, to- ness business. For several years: bacco and candy, police were In- he was manager of the Jackson! formed this morning. Motor company. local Chevrolet I Officers have no defmate clues to agents. Mr. Jackson, familiarly j <he rooters but believed they were known as "Rabbit" has never been young boys. Entrance was gained active In politics. by knocking a panel on', of a door. Will Hold Last Rites Truck Catches Fire For Allie Sitk Tomorrow Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock lor' Allle Slsit, well known cotton man. on Ash Street Thursday ' of VInton w « slightly damaged by fire yesterday afternoon. An alarm , , who succumbed at the Baptist hos- : ™s sounded bul the nre was under pita! In Memphis yesterday. Th? control by the time the firemen ar- servlces will be held at the family home. The Rev. Perry F. Webb, pastor of the First Baptist church, will officiate at the services. Interment will be made at Elmwood cemetery. Funeral arrangements are In charge of the Cobb Undertaking company. Sixth Meningitis Victim Dies Today in Memphis MEMPHIS, Feb. 1. (OP)—Becker Graves, 19. died today, the sixth victim of spinal mcnmsHls hero • since January 1. Prosecutor Nelll need Is representing the state at the hearing and Nelson nnd Crawford are attorneys for Wright and Sample. Information Quest Sets Eagle at Liberty BILLINGS, Mont. (UP)—One jolden ealge owes its freedom to lumnnlty's Insatiable ii:cst for information. First caught by Car- cnce Olson, a truek driver, and then turned over to Hotocl Baleman, U. S. Biological Survey leader of Montana, the big bird was kept In a cage. Bateman desired specific information on the flight range of copies. • On the chance that, some Irate farmer might kill the bird and report his find, the government man secured a band abou' the eagle's leg and trt il free. "Pig Woman" Dies JERSEY CITY N". J. Feb. ^ (UP —Jane Gibson, who ;;u:ied fam, in the Hall-Mills trial seven years ago as the "pla woman" died here today of cancer. Joe Meyers, well known cotton man and plantation oilier, wa carried lo a Memphis hospital to day in a Cobb ainbuMce. wlier. will undergo nn oj«rnUon. 1NILUO1I Finn Organization of Stock Corporation to Build and Operate Plant. .nn of a cnrporallrm ~t& ovldc BlyLhtvlllo with a $15.000' unlv fair and race track was ap- nviul last nUrht nl n meeting of o fall committees. OUL- fiimi Hie nf . commerce nnd one fnllnwlnp a citizens mass Inst week. . ' Slock subscriptions: will be open- as s'wn ns rloUlls can be ar- wl. On"-hilf of »hn stock sub-, rib"! Is f> hn pnlil for nt once 1 . nl Ihn lialoiKft wUhlh one .year. nls nlnn will' nrnvldi> adequate nii«lr.p for Ihc )f>0 fair nnd will <ure thi r-oinnletiOK of the »n•i» ylant In tiiiic for the 1931 ri. A. I.vnch. chairman of thft tb"iis' fn'r committee, presided •, Just night's inrellne, in which ic -roUnwInii nnrllapMcd: C. O. mi'.li. chalrmnn of the Chamber r . Commr-rc'* conimlt'ee: Boh Blav- • Jeff Roland, K. B, Lvmnn, r. W. Hnlnc*. Tj. S. B'nnson, E. i. F»™MIF<MI. ,T. J. Daly. Jersc Tay- "r, ZM Hhri-i'On. O. S. Lemons.' . A. f.cf*h, *l. N. Wrirc, A. O. ,lltl". J. L. Chrrrv, F. C. Douglas, . K. Crib. Will Burns, C. R. Baljcort-. inrl J. M^l nronks. win Over All N«rl« pcHnYlr-- oWa'ncrt hv the cnm- nltlr-es nrtnr to l al: l tilttht.'': mrof- ni! *bo<v thit $15,1(10 canite.1 will v pdwinato tn provide a race track. InhloH for night radii", horw inrn, . "dee's stand and nfflco hiillilin'!. Orpriiorc in s"nt S000, an airlciil- urnl cxhihilit bu'ldln". nnd n;llw- :'ork "xhlbltii hHlWIng. and -.to 'ence the nrnriertT. tt .In plspneH . n build th" filr"h let'n'd.'-ground. ••'• with nn nollnn of purr.hi'B nltf.r .-' ' " nf vpn™, In nrder to nvnld fgl.ljj'of" rnlslni'. thn, addj-- '- cl'7'o the land nt this time. ' iFlnnl rlrrlslon • nt] fii<* prnonsl- • . Inn wn<- n"lv retched af(er e'fenH--' crt [ll^nisslnn. Tlio molfnn finally ' irtnplwi wns mndc !>'• 7,nl Harrl- :ni< niTl rivcls-fit follows: .. : "T mnvo (lint this r^ninilttee de-. •Mo iiunn tlin ofrflni^iltlnTi of fl 'nlr rnrnnrntlon wlih capital stock of $15.000 to bo fullv subscribed. •. "ie-hi>lf to Ivi natd in cnsh nnd Hn oH^ 1 ^ 1 - ^»^lf r n bfi "lid In n»T>?car, and that the entire capital. >s nnd v;lif»l nolrj Jn, h" InVCStQd. ',n a fomnlclc 'air Wnnt." Mcel Ataln Next W«k ' T?n|imviT>t7 adn^Mon nf thl*. mntion the meeting adjourned with both 'iilr commlUcr= imclrr call In meet n"-in next Tliursdnv night, hy whlrti linn; it )•! hoped U will .he lo reach n definite decision as to the site. It I' Intended t" nerfect nlnns as oulcKlv ns possible in order tlint the slock may ' hn subvrlbcd nri'l the work cot- Ion under way In plenty of time for next fall's fair. ; N'i opnosltioti tn the fnlr proposition, ns such, -developed at last night's meetln». but somn members of thn ^cimmlltee nuestloned the advisability of undertaking a large *. stock snlej; campaign. It was recognized, however, Ihnt without thp :: racing feature, responsible for a large part of the cost, it would ' be Impossible to attract sufficient • pnlronage to maintain a permanent fair on a self-sustaining basis, and this, together with assurances that Inclusion of the rac- ducatlcnal boards, merely urgh lose study of the plan, whicli harply attacked at Thursday's se Ion. The committee declared "t hurch colleges have a right to c icct continued, and Increasing mor-1 ln«r feature would bring stock sub- .1 and financial support from the jcriptlons from many who would, hurch," and expressed grc.it con-1 not be Interested In a purely rn at the revelations of decline in hurch institutions contained h\ the iddress Thursday night by Dr. F. W. Padelford. Greene Will Represent District at Little Rock Crawford. Greene .superintendent of schools, will leave tonight, for Little Rock, where he will rcpre sent northeast Arkansas at a rlcullural fair, overcame opposition to the project. . Jury Still Deadlocked in Texas Judge's Trial AUSTIN, Tex., *Fcb. 7 (UP) — Still debating after 67 hours of confinement in the old weather- beaten courthouse here a jury gave no indication at noon today that .1 verdict was possible in the trial of John W. Brady, former judge. meeting of the district presidents j charged with murder In th° fata', of the Arkansas Interscholastic | stabbing of his stenographer friend Athletic association nt which arrangements will be mnde fro district and jlale basketball tournaments and track meets. He will be accompanied by Mrs. Greene who will visit relatives at Fort Smith. Mr. Greene Is president of District 4 of the state athletic association. Lehlla Highsmith. RABBITS PLENTIFUL VINITA. Okla. (UP)-nnbblts are so plentiful In thU district that hunters kill from 35 to 40 In one day's outing and farmers are selling them nt 15 cents each. WEATHER" Ouachita River Highway Closed by Flood Water CAMDEN, Ark. Feb. 7 (UP>U. S. Highway 161 was closed between Kent and Camden across'the minimum 35; clear with south the Ouachita river as flood waters ; winds. On the same day a year covered the highway to a depth: ago the minimum, temperature was of two to three feet today. A'32 degrees and the maximum, 48 shuttle train was to be put, into I degrees: clondv with northeast service today, | winds and .03 inches of rain. ARKANSAS—Fair tonteht b'.it tomewhit colder. Saturday fair. yesterday was the first day of spring, according to thermometers, it was 65 degrees most all day with

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