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Served by the United Press BLHHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NfinTHPABT Amr.vo.o .v,r. o,,,,™..,.™, ~^~^ T " ^-^ NEWSPAPER OP NOHTHEA8T ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XXV!—No. 271 BIyihevllte Courier, Blylhevllle Herald, Blythcville Dally News, Mississippi Valley Leader. HLYTHEV1U.K, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, FKliUUAKV KJ, _SINGLE COPIES FIVE .CENTS NEW YOm GUNMEN STEP FROM CAR. Audience Cheers Their Appearance Before liouse Judiciary Committee. WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UK- Women anti-prohibition leaders had their day in a noisy way at the house judiciary committee hearing today. Four women leaders who appeared to favor repeal of the Eighteenth amendment and a national referendum, were so vivaciously applauded by crowds of women who made up most of the audience at the bearing, that Chairman Graham, himself a wet, threatened to expel them from the room if they continued to manifest their enthusiasm so noise. Iy- Mrs. Mary Norton, Democratic congresswoman from New Jersey, who argued for her referendum resolution, and Mrs. Charles Sabin, former Republican national committeewonmn from. Now York, drew such noisy applause that one committeeman. Represen t a [ i v e Yates, Republican. Illinois. threatened to withdraw in protest if the hearing was allowed to "degenerate to a town meeting." Says Opinion Changing Mrs. Sabin based her argument on the contntion that many women who formerly supported prohibition because they believed it would prevent drunkenness had changed their opinions. As proof of this, die said 50.000 women now belongeJMo the organization which she had formed to fight the Eighteenth amendment and that 3,000 were joining every week. Mrs. Sabln left the Republican committee several montlis ago to form the anti-prohibition organization: "'wlien," said Mrs. Sabin, "thought that prohibition could be made ' as "sthnfe ai-'-lhe' iviivlvu- lion, but found that the constitution became as weak as prohibition." Uurtes Referendum A challenge to 'drys to allow a national referendum on prohibition was Issued at the hearing by Mrs. Norton. Where Did $80,000 Go Is Question? JACKSON, Miss., Feb. 13. (UP)— The question of who sol eight $iO.- 000 bills, al\gcd to have been paid Warren Brothers company of Boston last September, overshadowed all other legislative mailers herj today. Records of Memphis, Tenn., banks were introduced before lire house Investigating committee tu show the road con tract ing f}rm drew the money in large denominations. The committee today continued investigation into the Boston company, said to be operating In Mississippi in violation ot the state anti-trust laws. The charges were first made last summer, then dropped. What part, it any, they play in the case of the $80.000 is Hie subject of the present investigation, the most sensational of numerous investigations made in the past two years. DIOTfllCT 9 WILL POINTED FOR She urged adoption of her reso- z - 3MBI J d * ° f , N °' 9 ,? net All Taxes Must Be Paid Before April 10, Sheriff Shaver Is Advised. Taxes of the Grassy Lake and Tyrotrea drainage district No. 9 and sub-districts 1, 2. 3 and 4 must be paid by April 10 or penalties for delinquency will be enforced, W. W. Shaver, sheriff and collector, announced today following receipt of a letter advising him that such procedure had been ordered by commissioners of the district at a meeting at Osceola Tuesday. Heretofore the district has permitted payments of taxes without ; penalty a-ny tgM"during the year, at the'toHveriience of the taxpayer. The letter announcing the nt-.v policy, over the signature of J. T. Colon, attorney for the district, fellows: ''The commissioners of Drainage District No. 9 ami sub-districts 1. ttn <l lution providing for a plebiscite on the problem of repealing the Eighteenth amendment. "The drys express confidence that an overwhelming majority In the United States favor the Kfghtepnth amend, ment," Mrs. Norton said. "If so, why should they not welcome the lest?" Mrs. Norton defended. the constitutionality of her resolution, which had been challenged by some on the grounds that It prescribed ' a new way of ayicnding the constitution. She pointed out that a -two-thirds vote of congress and ratification by three-fourths of the states would be required to pass the 'bill. Name in Print Not Worth 40 Cents, Coroner Says RICHMOND. Va. (UP)—It may be nice to see one's name in print, but the idea is not worth 40 cents to Dr. James M. Whltfield, city coroner. He received a card from a .clipping bureau, stating that for 40 cents It would send him a clipping from a New York newspaper containing a highly Interesting story In which his name appeared. "Why should I have to pay 40 cents to see my name in a New York newspaper when I can see it In the Richmond papers practically every day in the year for nothing?" he asked, as he tossed the carrt into a waste basket. French Women Blow Into Blue Bandana PARIS (UP)—The answer of th- women of Paris to the craze of red suspenders which Is sweeping the masculine element the blue bandana. of France, No smart French woman would think of Wowing her nose In anything but a blue handkerchief these days, and the larger the bandana the better. Noah Beery Fighting for Life After Operation HOLLYWOOD, Cal., Peb 13 (UP) —Noah Beery, famous ch actor of the movies, today upon his strong him In the flgh an decided that the policy of allowing ;he taxpayers to pay taxe.5 after the 10th rf April, the day they her come delinquent according to law, without paying penalties and Interest, should be abandoned. They ;herefore instructed me to advise you that hereafter the district would expect you to collect penalties and interest on all taxes not pail until after April 10 of each year, including this" s».-ar. They asked be to request yon to please bear this in mind and not lay yourself liable to the district for penalties and interest." Persona! Property Not Paying Its Share Is Concen- sus at Meeting Today. Better assessment and more complete collection of personal property taxes were urged for Mississippi county at a, meeting of county officers and taxpayers with W. H. Chllders, member of the state tax commission, this morning. While expressing the opinion that assessed values of real properly in Mississippi county were low in proportion to 'some oilier counties of the state, Mr. Childers siad that he did not think any increase would be Justifiable until agriculture attained a more profitable basis. Financial difficulties of the county and Its sub-divisions, It was agreed by all present, would be solved by an approximately complete assessment and collection of personal property taxes, but it was also recognized by all that this will be difficult of 'attainment. Steady Improvement Is being made, however, county officers declared, and the opinion was expressed -hat personal inspection of all property by the assessor and his depu. .les. together with vigorous effort toward collection by the sheriff's office, would result In a substan- al Increase In revenue. The assessed value of land in Mississippi county is higher than n any other county in Arkansas, averaging $17 per acre. The average fo r the state as a whole is only about $5 per acre. Figures prepare d by the Missouri-Pacific railroad company assessment to be only 22 per cent of the true value, as against a state average of 27 per cent. The ordinary assessment for cut-over land in Mississippi county is <10 per acre, while land under cultivation is assessed at S25. per. acre except where'prox- imity to a city gives it greater value. Those who met with Mr. Chllders this .morning were County Judge /• ... «_ . Assessor Jim W. Shaver, Treasurer Roland Green, L. L. Ward and G. F. Byerley of the county board of equalization. T. J. Mohan and C. G. Smith of the county taxpayers association, Paul Cooley, auditor, and Bruce Barham, deputy assessor. Commissioners Meet OSCEOLA, Ark.—Commissioner's meetings of three Improvement districts In the south end of the counts were held here yesterday. The meeting of sub . districts 3 ti'd < of Drainage District No. 9 attended by commissioners W. W. Hollipeter of Blytheville. J. F. Tcmjiklns of Burdette and R. E. Lee Wilson Jr.. of Wilson. Commissioners Joe Cullom and R. E. Lee Wilson, Jr., both of Wilson, were present at the meeting cf Carscn Lake Road Improvement District No. 6, and the meeting of Joiner Road Improvement District NO. 7 was attended by C. w. Adams of Joiner, R. C. Branch of Pecan Point, and G. L. Salmon of Frenchman's Bayou. H. A. WIesema of Morgan Engin- erlmj company, Memphis engineers In rharpe of work in the various districts met with ths commissioners. Actress to Wed Film (lowboy George W. Barhani, Fowler, Sheriff W. New Orleans Prepares Welcome to Coolidges NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 13 <TJP'_ New Orleans will receive its most' distinguished visitors of many years tonight when the city officials welcome former President Calvin Coolidge and his wife on their first visit to this city. The Cooltrtges will arrive here at 6:10 p. m. enroute from Florida to California. A suite of rooms has been reserved for their use at a hotel. POTTER TO SEEK CLERITS OFFICE Osceola Man, Deputy for Eight Gears, Announces His Candidacy. T. W. Potter of Osceola, now- serving his eighth year as deputy- clerk of the circuit court, has authorized the Courier News to announce his candidacy for the clerkship, subject to the Democratic primary. Mr. Potter, who has resided In Mississippi county over thirty years. has had charge of the circuit clerk's office at Osceola under two clerks, John Cowan and W. W. Holllpeter. Before that time he was employed as a bookkeeper by the Osceola electric and water plant- Friends of Mr. Potter, supporting his candidacy, believe that his long experience as deputy fits him exceedingly well for the clerk's office, and point to the efficient eon- duct of the Osceola office under his administration as deputy. Mr. Potter enjoys a <ide acquaintance throughout the county as well as in his home community Sally vorlte, is flashing the latest thing in diamond rings, given her by Hoot Gibson, movie cowboy. The couple say -Ilicy will be married Court Majority Under Attack as Democrats and Independents Rally Forces, WASHINGTON, rrb. 13. (UP) — The fight against the confirmation of Charles Evans H>«I>re ns clileff Justice of the United Slnles WHS turned in the senate today directly uiKiii the majority now dominating the supreme court. Stalling their third ( | ay O f ( | c . bate on th e Hughes uppoliitnuiU to succeed former Chief Justice William Howard Tuft. Senators Carter Glass, Democrat, Virginia and ; Gerakl Nye, Republican, North Dakota, contended the Judges are cemetery. OPEfiiTIOII MILS TO IE LIFE OF Cotton Man and Retired Merchant Succumbs, in , Memphis Hospital. Joe Meyers, C8, well known Hly- thevllle cotton mnn, retired mcr- climit, and renl estate owner, suc- Crittenden "Outs" Win FirstRound l-l'lTU'l HOCK. Fell. 13 iui>>— Uvmociulli: orgniil/allon support will be ivitliilruwn ficm Die |jici- cnt Crlllciulen county political mi- chine If tiic ruling cf nit subcommittee.' here today Is upheld. It held tlmi five county officials lire Ineligible to serve on the Democratic county committee nml that support formerly received would lir> given opposition carull- cumbed lit a Memphis hospital at- 7:20 o'clock this morning following an unsuccessful operation for a ruptured appendix. Mr. Meyers was carried to the UajiU.il hospital In Memphis lost Thursday. Funeral arrangements are Incomplete at this lime but services will be held at Memphis where interment will IK made a Jewish r\ow running the country. "Tlierc are many of us heic who believe the supreme court lias been turned far afield from its original function." Glass said. "It has been made a court for 'determining nco- nomlc and soclnl questions rather than for interpreting Ihe luw." .Nye quoted Chief Justjcc Clnrk of north Carolina mid Jiutlcc Ford of New York In delivering his argument concerning the. power of the Judiciary to overturn- acts of the people's representative In congress. Claiming additional 'votes every hour,- senators opposing Charles Evans Hughes' nomination to be chief justice waged'an;all-day tit- tack upon his confirmation which began to provoke speculation over the final outcome. Opponrnls Encourartd Unsuccessful yesterday in an effort for a night session to force a final vote, Senator Watson of Indians, the Republican leader, gave notice he wouM keep the senate in session today unlil a vote Is obtained and added that lie had the .votes to do It. . Opponents of Hughes were obvl- ougy encouragtd. • Senators - Borah, of Idaho; and No'rrii.'of Nebraska',' leaders.of the.flght against nlin, announced they would be ready for a vote by tonlghl. They are making not public claims but the foes of Hughes believe there are from 25 to 30 'votes against him. Dill Oppose* Senator Dill, Democrat, Washington, contended the altitude of Hugtes wns "dangerous to. tli= common people," and condemned" the views of the supreme court Itself in utility valuation decisions. Senators Brooklfart, Republican. I LITTLE ROCK--ThV date on Ic * :a; Connil »y. Democrat. Texas: I which trie new Harahan vladucr Wn « ler . Democrat. Montana; and I • ' Blame, Republican, Wisconsin, Joined in the app?al for defeat of Hughes' nomination. Weather and Water Conditions Will Determine Date of Completion. Mr. Meyers was born lu Austrla- fliingnry. He Immigrated to this country when bill 15 years old and lived at Scranton, Pa., for a number ot ycnrs. He later moved south to Nashville and resided In Memphis for several years before moving to Gunnlson, Miss. Mr, Meyers came to this city 18 years ano ntid enleinl Into the mercantile business. He later sold his business Interests and became Interested In n plantation near this city and In-extensive real estalc operations, ^r. Meyers also bought cotton hero for miuiy yeais. . Mr, Meyers was a member of the Masonic- fraternity, Independent Order of Bnai Brith. a 'Jewish fra- ternlly, the Temple of Israel anil a Memphis Temple. He Is survived by his widow, Mrs. Anna Meyers, two sons. Max ami Adolph Meyers, well known cotton men, a nephew, Henry Heldman, local merchant, three daughters, Mrs. Jake Simon of Trumnnn. Arlc., Mrs. Phil Hassell of Memphis nnd Miss Sophia Meyers ot Los Angeles, Cal.; and a brother, Louis Meyers of Rosedale, Miss. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 o'clock from CoUlrw Funeral Home In Memphis. Memphis, will be opened 'to the public depends entirely on weather and water conditions, It was said today by C. S. Christian, state highway engineer. There Is not a great amount of work remaining to be done before the structure Is ready for traffic, Mr. Christian said, but- high water would make it impossible to progress with the Job. The water now Is low enough to permit work to, proceed by employ- tag caterpillar tractors instead of mules to handle the dirt being placed in places where -the dunr> i has sloughed off. Even that wifl i have to be suspended should ihe rfse coming down the Mississippi river reach a point- high enough to flood territory along the viaduct. Mr. Christian would make no guess at the date on which the new viaduct will be open. "We have set two dates already .only to b? forced to charge them," he said., „ "I hesitate to make another pre- I resulted in arrests and confessions, Shoes Freeze to Ground - WIs. (UP)-Herman Trial Postponed Until Fractured Leg Heals Trials of M. E. Rosengrant and John Rcsso In police court, as the result of a street fight Tuesday afternoon have been postponed Mr OUT FDR Former County Clerk Announces Candidacy For Circuit Court Position. R. li. "Billy" Gaines announce'! today ills candidacy for tile office of circuit court clerk subject to Ihe Democratic primary to be licit! In August. Mr. Onines Is a native of this section, being a member of a well known family, and has lived here all his life. He is a graduate or the local high school and taught to await the action of Ilic grand! school near here for several years jury by Justice Oscar Alexander, after attending the state normal Two' Held to Jury For Barboro Plant Burglary Henrietta Crawford and Mound _ „ 0 v "Monk" Rutledge were bound over j the 'ioca! high' school 'liixTtaugiii on charges of burglary. '• school at Conway and later taking The two young men were ac-! a business course at Springfield" cused by state witnesses of being : Mo. members of a group that entered \ .. Bnly ., ^ he ls popmflr iy known the A. S. Barboro plant a number; nere> scrvtt ,- two terms as countj , of months ago and made an unsuc- COHrt clerk an[) WRS dKtcd M \\ cesjful attempt to remove (he safe. times wltnoul opposition. He was were or- \ a i so a candidate for sheriff In the Crawford and H. , M , dered held on $1.000 bonds and h ast Democratic primary. He served dcrk ln tnc O5 _ Mrs John bonds of «5M for the appearance each were required „ deputv counly ance before -th^ ] ceolfl dtsU . Ict for ever, and with favorable workin? i conditions it will not take long to complete the job." The Harahan viaduct Is the Ar- brldge, spanning the Mississippi kansas - approach to the Harahnn river at Memphis, and Is an Important link In Highway No. 10 be- free of "~ L1 " dSay - deput> ' Sh " 1(I ' The new viaduct tolls. grand jury of Isaac Durham and : Ws succe5Sor !n the county clerk's Terry Lloyd stale witnesses. , offlcc ard i t at preMn t employed An investigation of the case that by Meyer Bros. r___i ^^ Galnes 1 friends claim that his experience and efficient service In the office of county court lerk together with his long experience In private business in clerical work have eminently qualified him for the post he is seeking. Paris Concierges in Glorification Campaign PARIS (UP)—The Union ot Con- i ciergcs here hns undertaken a j campaign to glorify that typically, French Institution, the concierge. The concierge, for those who do | not know, is a cross between j Pantages Asks Freedom Because of 11! Health * IELES ' Fcb ' 13 ( , UP) court o appeals was hallporter and & landlord, than both. He or Compute Welfare Costs — j has quarters near the entrance of! CHICAGO (UP)—Social welfare! an apartment house or building j work costs average 88 cents a per-' * nd regulates who shall and shall son In the United States every year, i not ent ", has charge of the mail ! asked today to rescue Alexander :Pantages, " lcePrl!1 ^ S» s?s««irv? leg, is able to appear in court, ?L», ,£, ««£• °«ner matters. " hcre ' ' »frowi pdlcok ™,» morning n after, by pouring a kettle of hot ,.»^. „„ -«i«» q,,r n .^c c ,, 5 ' cstcrd& y I ground. Plehl unlaced, his shoes 1 ,*'„ r™ g ?h ? W 8«nirrene it. The water ran around his feer , L, , ,1'fl dclily ot frecz "-'K nls *h<*s firmly to the JMA conouion and that Bccrv wa* ri n ,* nn ,i r^m IK,™ «.,.in a serious he . In his [stocking feet lor another pair. .. ppcar Rosengrant broke his leg In the scuffle that ensued after he is alleged to have attacked Rosso, day manager of a local restaurant, when Rosso stepped oul of the cafe. It is understood that Rosengrant will not be able to appear In court for two or three weeks. He must answer a charge of assault, while ROfso faces e charge of disturbing the. peace. The famous palace of the Alhambra In Spain was originally a fortress capable of holding 40,000- men. - they have been the ..... subject of abuse but by means of show that $2,689,786 Is spent on . contests the Union Is campaigning! dependent families here annually. | to i a 'i 'or its members a mens- The public tax treasury contrlbut- ure of popularity, ed 63.7 per cent of this and 36 3 ! ' Il was recently discovered that per cent came from the philan- j there wfr e more than 1600 con- p,nt. • fr i r t * g " flsrts , uffcrlng t '^,, c i, of d ,, Isease j a , n ? ^ m hasteendenlcd him. WEATHER ARKANSAS-Cloudy with occasional rains and local thunderstorms In the southeast portion. dutos. Those effected arc: W. S. D.iniicr. stale senator; Will Lewis member of tho comity board ftlunitlon; J. T. Uolllngcv. Justice of Hnmtlj wine; C. C, of tile . , Sanders nnd Allen liufiln, of E:irle representatives. The county administration forces announced they would carry the tlRlil to (lie state meeting of the Demucrutlc Central Committee meeting February 20, for a final ulhiB. Tlie sub-commltlee decision was u complete victory fo r the so-called Ciirliii-Cartcr.Barlon faction In Us Unlit against the Cooper-Rcufro organization, now In power in the county. F Diiver Bill Holds Hope for St. Francis Valley He Tells Rotarians. The situation respecting prospects for federal control of the flood waters of the St. Francis river was outlined before the Blythc- ville Rotary club today by B. A Lynch, commissioner of Drahiase District 17. who was one of the St Francis valley delegation to the recent hearing on Congressman W J. Driver's flood control bill,,my pending-In congress. "-'•-••* There are good reasons to be hopeful of favorable action by con- gre.is, Mr. Lyncli said, but he urged that residents of the valley take every opportunity toj exercise every possible bit of Influence in favor of the Driver bill. • "Failure to obtain federal action will mean a huge economic loss to the whole valley, affecting ovcrji one of us, for our own resources have been exhausted and without the help of the government control of the river will be Impossible," Mr. Lynch sold. He quoted from reports of tl' governmental engineers who, while endorsing the project as sound from engineering and economic! standpoints, have failed to recommend government appropriations. This position Is taken by the engineers, Mr. Lynch said, on the grounds that the government Interest in affording protection to this area will be discharged by tlie expenditures made and contemplated on Mississippi levees. They fail to take into consideration, Mr. Lynch said, that benefits of protection from Mississippi floods will be In substantial part nullified by fallure to provide prelection from St. Francis river floods. The Driver bill, Mr. Lynch said, does not contemplate the reclamation 'of any additional land. To the contrary. It would provide for some enlargement of present floodway and reservoir areas. "We have already tried, cessfully, to reclaim too land," Mr. Lynch said. imsuc- much Brussels to Paris Air Time is Reduced Again PARIS (UP)—The air record between Brussels'and Paris has been cut down until now It Is loss than one hour between the two capitals The French filer Dclroyat recently flew- from Brussels to Paris In 57 minutes, or nt an average speed of 117.5 miles per hour. The previous record was 1 hour nnd 3 minutes. :. . ,, ---„ r '"•*" • „!„ , -^ ' "««« "io ill 1(1 U ?,UlUIlLii;iL UOl I tUll. throplcally supported agencies. jderges In Paris still work In? pho, Colder tonicht OFridny i>arlly • _ . .Bre morfr than 7ft vnarc rOr! The ' /.!«„,».. Cardwell Cafe Robbed CARD WELL, Mo. — Sometime Monday night Martin's Cafe was broken into. Entry waa evidently are more than 70 years old. The; cloudy oldest is Madame Paulslle Mer- ACCOI cler who Is 93. According to the official weather observer, Brax Smith, tlie minimum temperature here yesterday was 42 Lake as Yet Unaffected by Heavy Rain Last Night The heavy rain of last night did not affect the waters of Big Lake or Uttle River, according to Harry Johnson, government weather observer. Tlie lake water hns fallen slowly for the past eight days, due to the recent break, and the Little River flow at Rcsehnd bridge was a fraction lower last night. Last night's rainfall of approximately one and one-half inches, If general over the Missouri area draining into the lake, Is certain to keep the level up for some TO DEMI OMCIT! STREET lauglancl Executioner Pour Shower of Bullets Into Victims' Bodies. NEW YOniC, Feb. in. IU1')_ Four scir-appoIulKl executioners vho worked wltli (lie calm clllclen- •y of a hangmnn, sluitterjd the sl- -oiuc of Ilic Bronx early today with nine pistol sliols mid left n fashionably dic.'sed woman nnd, her nale companion (lend on the sicle- vfllrt. The man nnd woman—Identified is Carmine Barelll.aiul May Smith a diuicc hall hostess,—died before, Ilic four men could get back into the- automobile from which they illBlilcd to do their killing. In the murk of Ilic wet, foggy Horning ilicrc apparently were only two eye witnesses to one of the most methodical murders committed here In recent, years. One wni a ruth member of Ilic band Urn did the killing, n man whose task it was to idle the slayer's car along tho streel until Ills companions poured the contents of (heir pistols Into the victims. Once this tasic was over, the four- men cjnwlcj bifck Into the cai- nnd the five escaped. The oilier WHS Lcroy Bar- • retl. n negro garage attendant, who told how he stood In a window of the nearby garage where liarelli had parked his c-nr for the night, nml watched Hi? UlUlng. Barrett snlrt the" men'in'the automobile drove up to the curb beside Bnrclll and Miss Smith. Four cot out. spinning tire cylinders of their revolvers, and apparently doing their work according to H preconceived plan. Fishermen Drown 'i-«\J1lATTANOOqAti.Tcnn., Feb. 13 (UP)--Tuo .nahormen,' Bill Smith, 28. nr.d Leonard Carson. 32, were drowned when their boat capsized in-the Tennessee rived ncnr litre, last night. . - ; i continued improved today AI rain up to 1 a. m. today. On ihe | Improve. 1 winds. the situation say. Not all grasshoppers are katydids, but all katydids are grasshoppers. • It would lake more thuri chill midwinter winds and icy waters to daunt Uncle Sam's future admirals, of course, and in this striking picture you see the Annapolis Naval Academy's varsity oarsmen,' heavily sweatercd. daring the cold weather on their first practice spin on the Severn river. Coach Dick Olendon was pulling the crack crew (lirough Its paces. '

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