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Served by the United Press BLYTHEVTLLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI '' VOL. XXVI—No. 287 Blythevllle Courier, Bl.vthevllle Herald, Blylhevllle Dally News, Mississippi Valley Leader. BLYTHKVILLB, ARKANSAS, TUKSDAY, MARCH <l, 1030 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CEN*TS WILLIS WALKER WILL GO TO TRIAL MONDAY SCIENTIST TELLS mo if It's Not Whiskey It's Probably Something Else Wtiness Declares. Juvenile Drinking Is Problem For Parents, Says Judge McGeliee LITTLE ROCK. Ark., March 4.— A prediction Hint Arkansas will never return lo Hie wet column rcE ar dtess ol congressional action regarding the Volstead law and a j such warning to .parents who penult their boys and girls to ride in automobiles lute at night was sounded by Judge Abner McGeliee o! the First Division circuit court during [ Ills instructions to the newly 1m- j panelled grand jury Monday. WASHINGTON, March 4. (UP) i "There Is undoubtedly a deal of drinking among our young people, both boys and girls," Judge Mc- —The prohibitive instinct is the j most serious menace of clvlllza-j __ _____ ______ __ _____ _^ tlon today, a Johns Hopkins Unl-iGchcc said to the grand jury.'This jury last""vcck with*~rcfcrencc"'to versity professor, Dr. Stewart Pay- is a matter that should address alleged Irregularities In connection to go out with young men In automobiles and return home in itic small hours of the morning wllli- oul criticism or effort to stop should not be surprised If she learns that her offspring is drinking liquor on these [rips." Judge McGehce urged the new grand jury to go thoroughly into any charges which might be made to the effect that there was bribery during the 1929 session of the legislature. Ho'also called attention of the new grand jury to the report made by the retiring grand ton. tol dthe house judiciary committee today in testimony in which itself to the mothers and the fathers of these young people, it he psycho-analyzed dry members of seems to me. There Is not enough the committee. parental restraint. If permitted (o Payton blandly referred to en- sow to the wind, the whirlwind thuslastlc drys as "fanatics" and will be reaped, without doubt. The declared that total abstainers many mother who permits her daughter times have worse secret vices. |— Questioned by astonished mem-1 bers of the committee he said sci- i ence guarantees the authenticity ->f j the old story that a man who does i not drink, smoke, chew or cur.« j "must have some very interesting secret vices." Pay-ton's testimony came after Representative Linticum. Democrat, Maryland, chairman of the housa wet bloc, had summed up the wets' case at the start of the final day of anti-prohibltlnn argument Llnthlcum demanded action on the resolution to repeal the 18th amendment and suggested an amendment whereby the repeale.- would be submitted to special con- vqntlons to be called by the various sUtes for that purpose. Lin- thlcum's statement, which summed up the common plan of battle aareed upon by the wets, followed Chairman Graham's readme to the committee a letter from Walter Liggett, magazine writer, relterat- with the purchase of supplies for the State Hospital for Nervous Diseases. Judge McGehee told the grand jury that prohibition law violations here are comparatively fe\v. Ing and in some instances amplifying charges made recently concerning laxity of prohibition enforcement in Kansas. IRCEIJT GREEN Says State Compensation Act Affords Best Protection for Labor. Cppnty Fair Meetine .... Called for Tonight Plans for carrying on the $20,000 stock sales campaign authorized to finance a permanent Mississippi county fairgrounds here will be dixussed at a meeting- tonight of the citizens and chamber of commerce fair committees and others interested In the proposal. The meeting will be held at 7:30 in the chamber of commerce room at the city hall and everyone interested is invited to attend. in little more than onB day of work over a week ago subscriptions to nearly $6.000 of stock hi the proposed Mississippi County Fair corporation were obtained, and leaders in the enterprise have pro- munced themselves as highly encouraged at the prospect for reaching lUeir goal. JACKSON, Miss., March 4. (UP) —A workmen's compensation act as an escape from "whims of the jury" was advocated here today by William Greeri, president of the American Federation of Labor, in an address before a joint session of the Mississippi legislature. Creen came here at the Inv'ta- tlon of the general assembly which has under consideration a bill providing for a state workmen's compensation law. The invitation came after a Ipnsr and bitter debate in the state senate during which Green and the A. P. of L. were denounced, as. "un-American-" Speaking "on the compensation act Green.said: . ._. __. .' ... • "Labor has placed 'Its approval on this plan. It has come to be accepted by labor as' affording the greatest degree of justice and protection. • . "Worklngmen are Jealous of their rights. They will not surrender them for somrthing that seems'-a mere Illusion. They are convinced the plan Is sound. _, "Our experience with damage suits has been a most bitter one Delays and evils that attend de lays have worked untold hardships upon victims and their families. "An employer can invoke common law pleas and in the end just ice rests on the whim of the jurj and the court." President Gree said. Three Children Perish In Fire; Parents Escape SEYMOUR, Iowa, March 4. (UP) NEWPORT, Ark., March 4. (UP —Nicholas Grtcut, 26, Detroit . Mich., was held in Jail here toda —Three children perished today I on charges of attempted blackmai when fire destroyed the home of! Gricut was arrested in Memphis Newport Authorities Hold Detroit Man for Blackmail Lewis Evans here. The victims were Marie, 14, Helen, 12, and Glen, 10. all children of Evans and his wife who escaped from their beds thr'i a window but who were unable to reach the three children in an upstairs room, Baby Tourist Sees City All Alone Today Tenn., last night and returned her today by Sheriff Nance. He will b given a preliminary hearing Wed ncsday or Thursday. Gricut Is alleged to have writte a letter from St. Louis to his wit here In which he threatened th life of Coin Hammond unless $5(H was sent him Immediately. ; Hammond said Mrs. Gricut, : niece of his wife, gave him th . letter. He turned it over to Short i Nance. Hammond said this was th I second time Gricut had threatened ! him unless he sent him money. Anniversary of Inaugural Sees i • Taft Unchanged WASHINGTON, March 4. (UP)— lemories of a day 21 years >RO •hen he was hailed as president of he United States flickered today n the mind of a weary old man •ho held back the door of deatn o revive a dream that came true. Reminiscent of that day when Villiam Howard Taft became prcs- dent—which saw one of the worst rtlrcards in the capital's history- was the shrill sound of the March wind today as it swayed the trees In the yard of his Wyoming ave- lue home. For that, other day there""' W.CTC cheers and shouting; for today tnc stillness of the sickroom, interrupted only by the whispering of the doctors and the subdued footfalls of the vigilant nurse. :' In his struggle against death the former president has displayed something. ptMhat bravado of spir it which hejgevcaled in his pubUc. career whenever things went wrong He accepted his defeat for the sec ond term philosophically and let the White House 17 years ago in that mood. Today he lay upon what his phy Eiclans said was his deathbed. Con dltion of the former president jva, announced today as "unchanged by his physicians. Death may b expected 8t almost any time now they said. After, their noon-visIt today Mr Taft's physicians, Dr. Francis Hag ner and Dr. Thomas Claytor, Issue the following bulletin: "The condition of. the forme chief .justice is unaltered since yes terday. He is comfortable and con tinties to take a moderate amoun of nourishment." Operation Fails to Save Life of Planter Who Was Stricken Suddenly. Charles P. Armstrong. 45, prom- cnl Dell planter, succumbed at e Baptist, hospital, in Memphis noon loday following an oper- lon. ! Mr. Armstrong was stricken by acute attack of appendicitis unday and was rushed lo the [emphls hospital in a Cobb am- ulance Monday. A rupture late eslerday made Mr. Armstrong's ondltlon critical and.thc operation ol lowed. Mr. Armstrong had Jived at Del ir many years and was \vcl nown here He had served fo everal years ns a member of the )ell school board, being secretary f the board at (lie time of hi eath. Funeral arrangemenls are In omplete nt this time, The deceased survived by his widow. Mrs. Care May Armstrong; a con. Chnrlc r., and three daughters, Margue te, Helen, May and a baby gir: A little three year old tourist, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Borcher! of Chicago, III., set out to see the city all alone this morning and succeeded In accomplishing a good pan of his quest before police found the youngster and returned him to his frantic parents. • The little tot, wearing a red sweater suit, started out to give Blythevtlle's business section the once over when he escaped the parental eye for a moment, as his mother and father were preparing to continue their trip after spending the night at the Olencoe hotel here. The red clad youngster was soon the object of a search begun by Inaugural Dale Holds Nothing Out of Ordinary for The President. WASHINGTON, March 4. (UP)— Millions of Americans thought of today as the first anniversary of President Hoover's Inauguration but (o the chief executive himself it police when his frantic parents call- < was just another working day. *d for assistance. Reports of i He celebrated It by doing prt- pedestrians and storekeepers whojclsely the same things he does on had noticed the sprightly youngster, I his other working days. And the many of whom had stopped to have ! evening, when the day's labor is a word with the child, showed that' over, holds for him a congenial : he had journeyed from the Glen-' dinner with his family and friends, coo on Second past Main and at-1 a pleasant cigar or two, and rest, most to the city hall before run- The president arose early today, ! about 0:45 a. m. with a realiza- by ! Uon perhaps that the day had Traffic Officer Oscar Elliott perch- j some special significance, but not. ed In a ch»Ir at a local barber i to be openly marked. He dresse. shop enjoying to the fullest extent hurriedly and descended the White a hilrcut. When the officer in- House steps to the basement where quired about the youngster the I the companions who share nls . barbers explained he had entered I morning exercise awaited him. The the shop and Insisted thai someone'rest of the day, as this exercise Feed and Food Program Will Be Stressed at Schoo House Gatherings. A program of seven meetings be held in the next four weeks ir furtherance of the food and fee campaign designed to promote agr cultural prosperity was announce today by a sub-committee of th Chamber of Commerce agrlcultu al committee. The first meeting will be ne next Tuesday, March II, at Ne Liberty, with others following un til the completion of the series ea ly In April. Musical numbers an talks on sound agriculture will part of the program at each mee Ing. The schedule of meetings, all which will be held in school hou es, and the local chairmen, follow March 11, New Liberty, Hen Lutes, chairman. March 13, Yarbro, Ben Alike chairman. March 18, Dell, E. M. Woodward, chairman. March 21, Gosnell, Claude Cooper, chairman. " March 'a, Ekron, chairman not, named. March 28, Promise Land, Jim Ball, chairman, April 5, « and 8, C. J. Little, chairman. Madri Gras Queen ILK FITIL TO IS, NOTE : inally Succumbs After Contracting Meningitis Over a Month Ago. ! Menlngltis, contract&i more, tha ... month ago .*>hile she -wast-nurs ng a 13-year-oM grandson, proved alal to Mrs. Mary White, 59, wife of J. C. White, who succumbed nt he family home, 208 W. Kentucky, at 11:35 this morning. Mrs. White's death followed .1 Ingering illness of 38 days during yhlch she was conscious only ,1! 'ew hours. About, two weeks asi she was believed to be recovering but pneumonia set In and physicians later discovered, that traces jf nenlngitls still remained. She had been in a very critical condition for many days before her death. Ever, since the family moved here in 1917 Mrs. White has teen active In church affairs, being a member of the First Baptist church. She Is well known in this city ant! In Henderson county, Tenn., where she was born. She is survived by her husband, .six sons, Howard, George, Homer, Cecil, Benn and Jesse, a daughter, Geneva, an uncle, J. C. Bevlll of Jackson, Tenn., and a brother, Joe Roberts of this city. Funeral arrangements are Incomplete at this time. The Cobb Undertaking company Is in charge of arrangements. Miss Shirley Carter Cordlll, reigning monarch of this'year's colorful festival at New Orleans, is a. blond with short curly hair, a graduate of Vassar, a member of the Junior League, ant! a debutante of this aeason. Selection us queen of the. Mardl Gras Is the highest social honor a debutante may recelvs In New Orleans. Huey P. Long 'Fakes Lesson in Diplomacy NEW CHILEANS, MfllTh 4. (UP) —Ciov. Huey P.-Loug (old [he United Prow to<Jny he !s convinced Kiwii )iajnim\s nml n red mid bine ilrraslnif gown Is nrt (he proper dress in which to greet visiting diplomats. lie .said hf vvai reading his Dlblc and UsU'n'.ui; to » radio sermon Bmnlny ['veiling when Commander Loltmr Von do In Pcrlcre of the Gorman battleship Emdcn nnd Rolf L, .larger. German consul here, called at his hotel suite. When Ills callers were announc ed he slipped a red and blue dressing gown ovor his brlijht green pajamas, put on blue slippers and wenl oul lo greet his formally attired visitors. Later the German consul mkcil for nn "explanation" of Hie governor's Informal attire. He hinted tlic governor's dress was nn insult to Ilic dignity of the German government nnd asked tui explanation "or else—." After protesting he hnd taker to put on n pair of slippers nncl "u $35 dressing gown given him b> the state banking repnrtmcnt" Governor Long agreed lo make nmcnds He again received Consul Ja in the same attire but was In formed reiteration could only be mwlo uy n formal call In "sultaUl attire." Governor Long yesterday nltlrci himself In full formal dress am presented himself at the Gcnnai baltlcshtp. He begged do 1 Perlerrt pardon for his prevlou ntllrc. "You see," the governor quote himself as saying, "I know little o diplomacy." The German ship then fired 2 gun salute 111 recognition of tl governor's apology. Reappearance of Disease in County Causes Concern to Health Authorities. Six new cases of spinal meningitis in Mississippi county in eight, days has caused more apprehension among health officials who were hoping that the disease had abated as there had been but one case in the first three weeks of February. "Much depends on the weather," said Dr. A. M. Washburn, who also stated "If it is cold and damp in March there will be more the disease. There has never been more cases than this reported for cne week." The ncrw cases are spread over various parts of the county with two at the Missouri state line In the northwest corner of the county, twon ear Leachville, one at No- drna east of Wilson, and one Ciere. Of this number, a negro. Arthur Oklahoman New Cojmty, Baptist Missionary P. B. Lnnglcy of Sallisaw, Okla., has accepted a c.ill lo serve ns the county missionary of the Mississippi County Baptist association, with headquarters in Blythevllle. He will succeed the Rev. Mr. Mc- Gahagin who has been forced to ,ve up his work on account of his health. Mr. Langley Is expected to arrive here ab-Ut March 15 Included in his work will be tile building of revival services at a number of churches In the county. nlng back up Second street. The youngster was found cut his hair, ' held little unusual for him. Suffers Burn? About Face When Gasoline Tank Becomes Ignited. One youth had his face badly burned when the gasoline tank o'f a transfer truck ignited at 141)0 West Chickasawba street about 1! o'clock last night while another escaped the flames by tearing of! his coat which had been fired by the blaze. According to reports, the two young men, members of the family operating the Wnsham transfer service, were preparing a truck or a night haul at their home, when the gas tank suddenly became ignited either from a lantern arrlc;! or from a short circuited electric wire. One of the two escaped the flames without Injury but the second is said to have attempted to discover the source of the maze Unemployment Subject of Cabinet Meeting WASHINGTON, March 4. (UP) —The unemployment situation now being agitated in the senate was taken up by President Hoover ond his cabinet at their regular semiweekly meeting today. Secretary of Labor Davis suggest ed a $50.000,000 appropriation to carry on public works. Superintendent Is Held Blameless; Two Officials Resign Posls. LITTLE ROCK. IVIarch 4. (UP)— Following the resignation of two members of the stale hospital board J Anderson 3 diril In this cilv Dr ' Robc1 ' 1 Caldwell, chairman, mi- D««* Ann'BOO* 1 3and 'John I™ **«_ f h ° investigation Roebuck, five, who live at the state ' n ° „*,"!" of '™8«>«rt"e. In lompress Here Handl< More Cotlon Than An Point'Except Pine Bluf ' More cotton of the 1829 cotto crop has been received at the Bl thevllle compress than at any otr cr compress point in Arkansas e: cepl Pine Bluff, it is revealed the latest report of Ihe Arkans Colton Trade aswiciation. Lllt:^ Rock has been in second place bu'- was edged out lasl week by Blythe- vllle. Receipts here lasl week were 1.531 bales, bringing Ihc lolnl for Ihe season, lo 125.421 bales, as against a total of 124,713 for Lltllc Rock, which received only 403 baits last week. Pine Bluff has received 116,185 bales. . Following-are receipts last week nnd for the season at leading points in the state: Last Week West Memphis 1,731 'ynnc Man Formerly Indicted for Marked Tree Killing, Long a Mystery HAURISBUIIO. Ark., March t. UP)—Willis D. Walker will go ou lal hen; Monday charged with the . urder of Mrs. Lena Waugh Oafn* *ll Walsh. The case will be heard ' cforo Judge G. E. Oeck hi the . ' istrlcl circuit court. . -.' '•" Formal indictment charging first' •! egrec murder was officially re- irned by Ihc Polnsett county grand . iry ad 10 a, m. today. An agree-' lent was reached yesterday out ic report was not made until tor . ay. • ... Shcrllf A. H. Landers was Irt- rucled by Hie county prosecutor summon prospective. jurors and •ilncsscs to appear In circuit court londny lo begin the trial immedl- lely. Selection of the jury will be hort work and the trial probably . will not last more than three or our days In the opinion of Sheriff Bander* who has spenl months gathering evidence which he believ- es.will result In conviction of Walk- \Vlls Davis, Memphis, attorney :or Ihc M year-old Wynne salesman, has intimated he will base ils defense on an effort lo prove the slnln woman was not Mrs. Walsh. The bullet riddled and bruised body of Ihe womnn, Identified by her parents, Mr. nnd Mrs. Waugh of Baletvlile, Ark., as that of their daughter, was found In clump ot brushes just off Marked Tree highway last December 12. After a nallon-wide search Walker was arrested on December 31 In Phoenix, Ariz., when he attempted to sell an automobile belonging to Mrs. Walsh. He admitted being with Mrs. Walili the night she .was sinin but 'claimed, he left her In: Memphis after shq,:had given .him . Ihc expensive automobile which she had purchased '}n Little Rock. : . Memphian to Hold Revival at Lake Street Church A revival Is to begin at the Lake Street Methodist church Wednesday evening with the Rev. Claude' Nanny of Memphis, Mississippi con-: -.. ference evangelist, in charge of the . services. He Ij. to be ossisted by :-. :•• Singer Rainey, .who will conduct '• the music. Services are to be held at 10 o'clock In the morning and 7:30 o'clock In the evening to which the public is cordially Invited. The Rev. W. J. LcRoy is pastor of this congregation ' ' I line, aie Improving. A four-year- old child, Alvie Gray, of Leachville, Is also improving but a slx- mcnth-oM baby was believed to be dying there today. Another negro, Morris Blanchard, 20, of Nodena, has been removed to Memphis. There have been 18 persons in the county this year who Ciavc had this disease. Five of tiiese have died. when the flames were hurled in "ff? .?i? ctuure ;? his face by an explosion. Firemen were called to the scene and extinguished the flre • with chemicals. The cily flre department after a period of Inactivity swung Into action yesterday and today. This morning a small roof flre In the Zach Galnes quarters resulted in an alarm. Yesterday afternoon a grass flre at 523 West Ash street resulted In a flre alarm and about 8 o'clock last night soot In the flue of a house at 1900 West Vine street was 'Ignited. No damage was caused. Cobbler Refuses to Be Squeezed By Progress SUPERIOR, WIs. (UP)—Nels Olsen built his cobbler shop here in 1895, in a district then considered otit of town. Since thai time \K has installed electric lights and a- small electric motor for his equipment. Olsen, however, retains his oW habits. He lives alone In the rear of the shop, gets his water supply from a rain barrel In the summer and borrows it from neighbors i.i the winter. Although modern business structures have surrounded him since he built the quaint llttli shop with his oc-n hands. Ols:n purchasing of supplies was complete. The Pulaskl county grand jury last week criticized the hospital board for "irregularlllcs" but .did not return Indictments. Saturday night E. D. Chipmon. state purchasing agent, resigned. He was followed late yesterday by Charles E. Caple, steward of the institution for nine years, whoten- dereJ his resignation. D. L. Paisley, superintendent of Hope, Ark., schools for the past 12 says." They'll never freeze rae out" Hoover Names Willys Ambassador to Poland WASHINGTON, March 4. (UP) —President Hoover sent to the senate today the nomination of Johi N. Willys, Toledo, O., automobile manufacturer, to be United State, ambassador to Poland succeeding Alexander P. Moore, Plttsburgl publisher, who died recently. Blytheville Pine Bluft Eudora Helena Little Rock Forrest City Walnut Ridge Marlanna Marked Tree Lcachvillc Magnolia Conway Texnrkana Earle 1,531 794 183 G49 403 386 276 261 226 222 202 199 199 For the Season 93,827 125,421 170,185 64,231 59,832 . 124.713 50,040 55.076 is]482 25,18!) 22.870 27.097 55.070 26.243 Hooker and Peel to Speak at Mass Meeting Tonight.. O. E. Hooker and Mr. Peel, well knwn citizens o! Caruthersville,. will be the principal speakers at Ihe mass meeting sponsored by the. . Independent Business Association • to be held at the cily nrditorium,. this evening 1 at 8 o'clock. It Is planned to have a musical.:', prcgram and the ladies have been < extended special Invitations to : aW',-, tend. Parked Car Runs Over Little Cardwell Boy CARDWELL, Mo.—"Buddy" Jor- ycars, was appointed to succeed dan was run over at noon Friday by Caple. A successor to Chipman has not been selected. The board in a formal report Issued today held Dr. L. R. Brown, hospital superintendent, blameless. A thorough probe of charges made by the Pulaskl county grand a car which was parked on the curb. A light delivery Iruck had run up behind the car to park on the curb. The truck bumped the car slightly, causing It to roll forward. The little boy was In front of the car. When he was laken n jury with reference to irrcgularl- i a doctor, he was found to be unties In the purchase of supplies for nur t. Ihe State Hospital for Nervous Diseases was urged by Governor Harvey Parnell when he appeared before the hospital board in a meet- Ing held Monday afternoon. j The governor demanded removal,! of all responsible persons from tho ' lowest to the highest should the board find that the grand Jury report reflected true conditions. Hoover Signs $7,000,000 Soecia! Farm Loan Bill WASHINGTON, March 4. (UP) —President Hoover signed a Joint congressional resolution loday authorizing appropriation of S7.000,- 000 as a loan fund (or relief of farmers In storm, flood, and drouth stricken sections in southern and middle western states. Woman Reports New Oil Discovery in Mississippi JACKSON, Miss.. March 4. (UP) —Discovery of the second oil weil In Mississippi In recent weeks was announced here today by Mrs. Elli Rawls Reader, only woman driller In the state. She reported to state authorities she had struck high gravity oil al 2.900 feet on state property two miles north of Jackson. The well was started five years ago. Armed guards surround the derrick and Mrs. Reader declined today to allow anyone except her own crew to approach • the well. Plotters are seeking to spy on her discovery, she said. Congress Committee Considers Wheat Probe WASHINGTON, March 4. (UP) —Wheat, prohibition and Ihe tariff- were the three' major subjects demanding congressional attention today. . , The senate agriculture committee met to consider the resolution Introduced yesterday by Senator Nye, Republican, South Dakota, proposing a senatorial Investigation of the federal larm board policies and charges that grain dealers have attempted lo thwart them. A favorable report was expected us the senate voiced no objection when the resolution was introduced. If adopted the resulting inquiry would probably delve into the wheat market decline and attempts of the board to remedy the situation. WEATHER ARKANSAS-Fair and warmer tonight and Wednesday. According to Ihe official weather observer, Brax Smith, the mini-: mum temperature here yesterday was 25 degrees and the maximum 60 degrees; partly cloudy with, northwest winds. On the same day a ye»r ago Ihe minimum temperature was 41 degrees and the maximum 66 degrees; partly cloudy with southeast winds and .71 indies of rain.

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