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Blytheville Courier News (Newspaper) - April 3, 1937, Blytheville, Arkansas Courier news tue dominant newspaper of Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri vol. X x x Ivy no. 11 Blytheville courier Blytheville Herald Blytheville daily news Mississippi Valley Leach of Al j Koffi 9iu��es i i . Arkansas saturday. April ii. Pwt single copies five cents new victories general strike it Wilmington is Short lid Atli. Delaware flounces filiation governor an Success of con Effort Wilm ing to a Del. Apr. 3 a up the Wilmington general Mike will end at 2 p in. Today gov. Richard c. Mcmullen announced alter a conference with Federal conciliators and City officials. The conference ended and the announcement of a conference at 2 30 p. In. With employers and Union Heads came 12 hours and 35 minutes after the strike began. Nearly 3.500 men were affected i \ the truce. By United press a general strike of workers at Wilmington the first sit Down to Plant of the Ford motor building Del., and affect a company marked the disturbed National labor scene today. The toll of strike Idle workers dropped below the 100,000 Mark from a High of More than 500.000 set yesterday. This resulted from a National soft Coal agreement returning More than 400.000 Union members to work after a two Day technical strike. Time sit Downs in plants were ended United automobile officials and new Lewis were Loci teachers t i brings a cd part was depression i Lari e s i ova arc level the slight gesturing Man on was charged with possessing a Beautiful new York Model her the right father of Veronica Gideon and husband pistol As police pushed their investigation of tiie Mother and a Boarder. Quizzing Gedeon above is Ham Dodge who inquired into a four hour Cap in Gedeon. Alibi the night mrs. Mary Gedeon triple murder of the District attorney whet the murder. Recheck Joseph Gedeon Stork Viii Shanti and father of murder victims freed on reduced bail at the same general motors at the order of workers Union conferences Between John l. And Walter p. Chrysler launched in an Effort to Settle the strike which has thrown 60.-000 Chrysler employees out of work. First Ford strike the Ford sit Down was the first r affect a Plant of that Pioneer motor maker. It occurred at Kansas City. Mo., and closed Down the Ford Assembly Plant there. Union leaders declined to say whether it signalized the Start of a general Union drive in the Ford company. The Wilmington building trades her Mother and a lodger in then strike was inaugurated with Vio i Manhattan apartment Lence. Some 3.500 unionists were i Gedeon wiry Middle aged called on strike As an outgrowth j bolstered was freed on $1,000 to futile efforts by Union truck on a charge of possessing a permit. He that he Freddie Bartholomew adopted by aunt to to new York. Apr 3 up a Joseph Gedeon s assertion that a Boston millionaire had been interested in his 20-year-old daughter was checked again by investigators today in an attempt to discover a clue in the triple slaying of the Beautiful artists Model. Los Angeles. Apr. 3 it up Freddie Bartholomew. 13. A $1200 a week film Star today Cut the ties to his family and became the legally adopted son of his aunt teacher and manager. Miss Milliren Mary Bartholomew. The Dapper Little actor with the Oxford accent remarked a my adoption gives me a terrible thrill. This is what i be alway wanted of Steele pastor s Elmaker to reopen factory a general upward readjustment act one a Lari s of teachers in the Blytheville Public schools tin i fit. T in seven years was approved by a he Board of education at a meeting last night the Beard voted to offer Eon a tracts for 1937-38 to supt. W d. Mcclurkin. Miss Winnie v Turner. All teachers in the White schools and to All members of the negro school faculty except one inc Hoard adopted a budget tailing for expenditure of $81,-��?~ i 15 during the school year 1937-38 As compared to estimated expenditures of $77,077.67 this year i he Ordy major increase in the my budget is in the salary item higher pay for teachers and the in Etsity of adding several additional teachers will add about it 500 to the Cost of instruction which will of a offset in part by a decrease in the Cost of debt service As a result it the school District s Bond refunding program suffered severe cuts the salary increase s voted teachers Are not uniform through-1 out the system but Are based generally on a schedule reflecting each teachers training and sex Revenue office reports thefts of too truck tags Little Lex a a april 3 up police today were asked to located too 1937 motor truck licenses that were stolen i rom the tug division 1 of the stat Revenue department at tile statehouse during the past week Tho department in reporting the loss gave police the numbers but. Could not a the Date on which the lot of was stolen. Seek to avoid sit Down vote Spanish rebels on defensive a a aaa Flur gos Ribel capital a Quot amp cd in j a it. To Rose u g c cd to recent delay of action on Guffey Bill Washington. Apr 3 up Senate leaders today sought a Compromise in an attempt to avoid a direct vote on a proposal j condemning sit Down strikes As against Public it Olcy. They took advantage of a week end recess to Contact both advocates and opponents of i measure. Several said they flexed a Compromise was i Only Way to prevent indefinite in approval of the Guffey control Bill to which the Byrnes anti sit Down amendment is attached meanwhile the House rules committee unexpectedly gave right of Way to rep Martin Dies proposal j a Complete investigation of it Guadalajara Tolios a a in n a aim Aden Mercury mines Mca Zachos Oal a Pozor Lanco Villanurva puerto w it a Lla Harta \ #1� a a i cordon / Granam a amp it cat rams no. Vav a kit Imp or lie Nee. The for expel fenced Drivers to win recognition. Bricks were hurled through Street car bus and department store windows. Intervention by gov. Elmer Benson brought prompt settlement of a critical strike situation at Albert Lea. Minn. Tear gassing and rioting growing out of a strike at the american Gas machine company had brought the City to the verge of martial Law an agreement Between the Union and was signed Early today. Company would bar in Mons West Point miss., april 3 up a directors of the West Point chamber of Commerce today unanimously adopted a Resolution forbidding i s. Greenfield president of the Knickerbocker manufacturing company from signing a contract with any labor or Craft Union. The Resolution was considered a Victory in Mississippi a fight to keep labor unions out of the state. Three Hundred and fifty strikers in the Knickerbocker Plant have demanded higher wages and Shorter hours they were organized into an american federation of labor affiliate wednesday. Gaines warns citizens to assess by april assessment for poll tax by april to is essential to the casting of a vote in the 1938 primary election except with the payment of a penalty r. L. Gaines. Mississippi county assessor warned today in urging All citizens of the county not to Overlook their assessments. There is no charge for assess j ment. The poll tax based on assess i ment at this time being payable next year. Personal property assessments must also be made by april to. J otherwise the assessor is required1 to assess personal property with-1 out consulting the pro he try owner. I assessments must be made in1 person or by someone who has j w Ritten authority for acting in be j half of another it is stated. Up bail a a re Volver without a permit. He had stoutly insisted that he was i drinking Beer and playing Skee i Ball during the hours last Satur a Day night and sunday morning i when the murders occurred. Investigators abandoning Hope i for a speedy solution of the slav Jing. Turned to the painstaking budding of a circumstantial Case. A there Are Lour or five different angles we Are working on now a a said detective lieutenant Walter Harding a and when we i Lave cleared these up we will i Lave a Complete and direct cases i Gedeon was released after a it presenta Tive of the District attorneys office who had previously sought High bail for him As a a possible suspect in the triple Gedeon had consented to the reduction of the $10,000 kind originally fixed. J services for mrs. J c ill held tomorrow w Well Tell Tell Steele. mrs j w Cunningham. Wife of tvs by Pelt thur h pastor died at the family Reid or Here this morning after a v in s illness from cancer funeral a Vire will be held sunday morning log to o clock at the Baptist Church with the Rev. Or compere pastor of Baptist Church Ai Corning officiating and the remains then be to i Man where another service will a in at the Baptist Church j Here sunday afternoon. German undertaking company l in liar All of mrs Cunningham a sons and daughters were at her bedside miss Iris Cunningham and Harold Cunningham of new York City Galeton Cunningham if Patterson n. A. Alvin Cumuli trim i Pittman and Ruth Cunningham get Steele also a Niece. Mrs. Grace Ford of thebe 111. Whom so a tie ark., wifi ark., held Jim dual resumption of Over hons at Kennett xviii commence Monda it Kennett. To Ely and War t dry goods company a big shirt factory Here closed Over two weeks to by cause of unsettled labor conditions will reopen next week j it has been announced by officers of the company. Work in some departments will by resumed monday it was stat a cd and workers will be added medially until the full Force of 800 is again employed. Emp Oyes r of port i n g monday morning Wil be Given reemployment Blanks to fill out and will a notified when to return for work h p Cave president of the company stated that apparently it the Only major complaint of pm 1 ploys was that peace workers in i it me departments had experienced 11 sequent periods of enforced Idle a due to Lack of materials. H said that in resuming opera 1 Lens gradually the company would attempt to achieve a balance it production in various departments which would eliminate his condition. \ Nila wage standards were rein the Plant shortly before closed following Brief a sit St likes in some depart Grade i rom $810 the ies in Bilow schools $720 per increases minimum salary teachers in the has been raised school year to scored it was Down rents. B g. Wen is elected to executive committee you i bib Burns reared from to died while Bab Vived by a Tost on of Poplar mrs. Sunni n the Memphis Bapt time ago but we a week Avo. She 12, 1881. At Reyno any. R Brot Bluff. Cham stun four he 1$ Lier p to. Was t a Hospital return i l o was born a Ark where it Chicago wheat May july May july open 144 128 3-8 High 144 3-4 129 1-8 Low 143 3-128 close 143 5-8 128 3-4 Chicago Corn of ten High Low close 126 5-8 129 1-4 126 5-8 129 118 1-2 120 3-4 118 1-2 120 5-8 i was at a big dinner the other night when they were honouring a world renown scientist. Alter All the speakers had finished praising him because he knew More about his subject than any Man in the world he got up and says a i suppose i should be very Happy but in a not i git awfully discouraged when i think How much there is about my subject that i will never i i suppose that a the reason my i Kinfolk Are so Happy. They Don t i realize How Little they know a we were All sitting in the parlor one in Arhat and grandpa sue Ison was Sittin Over in a Corner with a piece of paper and a Pencil making scratches on the paper. A of a sudden he jumped up and i says. Dog gone if i Ain t Learned to write a he brought the piece of paper Over to me and i looked at it and there was a whole lot to scratches across it and i says j Quot what does it say a and he says a i Don t know a i Ain t Learned to read copyright 1937, by Esquire features inc was reared she married the pm or Cunningham june 5. 1898, and they came to steel four years a from Pittman. Before Shwa in ill health she to a an Active part in affairs of the Church working Side by Side with her husband losing Stock Price Little Rock apr. 3 it up it a Rex Mccustion. Cotton Mon of Newport was elected president of the Arkansas Cotton elation Here today at annual meeting Mccustion succeeds water of Little Rock the group. Members elected to the association s executive committee included b. G. West of Blytheville and t. W of Helena. Is Cie York Cotton trades Asso the groups c. N. Radius head of the will leave Salar the school system still Well their pre depression level the last increase in teachers Sal Aries was made in 1930 and it was followed by a ten per cent Cut in 1932 an even More severe Cut was made it is estimated 1 by superintendent most Zifkin that i the salaries voted for next year on tile average will fall Short by at least 15 per rent of Hie 1929-30 level in recommending that the Board take advantage of the improved financial condition of the District to increase the pay of teachers or. Mcclurkin pointed out that they bore most of the Burden of the retrenchment which was necessary to maintain a balanced budget during the depression praises spirit of teachers a your teachers without exception have served without complaint and have served Well during the lean years Quot he said. A i May safely say that the spirit shown by the Blytheville teachers is largely responsible for the fact that our educational program has not suffered in proportion to the decrease in ability to carry it on a besides reflecting teachers the Board last night organized for the ensuing year by reflecting c. M. Buck As chairman and c. R Babcock As Secretary. Or h c. Sims was authorized to act As chairman in the absence from the City of or Buck and j was designed to serve tory in the absence of cock or. Buck and or. Sims were elected to represent the Board of education on the High school athletic committee the Board set Back to january i the Date by which children must be six years of age to be eligible to enter the first Grade the pre i ceding september lust year children who would be six before february i were permitted to enter i school in september. For sit Down strikes. Committeemen earlier bad indicated Dies Resolution would be Pigeon holed. The committees action assures Early House consideration of the proposal Dies Resolution would establish a seven member committee to ire appointed by speaker William b. Bankhead to investigate the causes of sit Down strikes conditions in affected industries and charges from opposite sides As to 1 of. The technique. Defeat italian insurgent offensive against Bilbao in North believe halted eel asks Pem Scot motorists to protest Gas tax hike to John the urged All a. As or Leech Secre Bab Caruthersville. W Altern chairman of cot county Petroleum committee yesterday Southeast Missouri motorists and1 gasoline Consumers to protest by i written letter to their state Sena-1 Tor and representative against the j passage of the three cent Gas tax j Levy now pending in the Missouri general Assembly Ahern said the Pem Scot organization would continue its fight against passage of the measure j he do in Ted out that in the open Ion of the local organization the j entire motoring population of mis Scuri is against the Bills passage he cited the reaction to a mail of taken recently by Hie automobile club of Missouri. A out of Over Iocco voting in the mail poll a ahem said. The members stood 28 to i against the increase Ahern said that numerous civic Lubs and organizations Over the state had protested against increase among the clubs stated. Was the Caruthersville Junior chamber of Commerce the Lions club at Festus and other similar Southeast Missouri groups. J c. Mcdowell of Charleston. Is Stute senator and Al Brinkman Wardell is the Pem Scot county representative. Following up an attack which forced rebels from Alcarn Ceijos and saved valuable Mercury mines at Almaden Spanish loyalist hoops drove from to Loblanco and Villanueva to trap the fleeing enemy at Villa Harta legality just out Icide Cordoba loyalists i immediately renewed their drive on Jad Raque North of Guadalajara started a new Campaign for Burgos from the Santander area and another on Motril on the South. Rebels suffered minor setbacks before Madrid. Meanwhile rebel revolts and unrest were reported at la lines Malaga Tetuan and Tarifa. Will ack bids on textbooks slate commission also considers anti alcohol chapter in health Book by United press loyalists and insurgents cockeyed for position on widely scattered fronts today with the current advantages slightly on the Side of the government forces in Spain s civil War italian troops seemed unable to withstand the attacks of the onrushing loyalists in South Central Spain and suffered their third defeat in less than a fortnight. German soldiers were mentioned in Many significant fighting reports dispatches from the loyalists at Madrid claimed that 10,-000 italians and germans had been rut off from the Spanish rebel base at Cordoba on the Southern front. Capture three towns the insurgent forces there with these thousands of foreign Quot mercenaries seemed to by unable to Stein men fighting for their lives and their country and the loyalists captured three strategic towns and bombed Cordoba in the Southern offensive. The towns captured were said to give the loyalists command also of the Cordoba Madrid railway after cutting off the rebels from their Supply base at Cordoba. On the Northern front further loyalist victories were claimed. Basque troops apparently had halted the rebel drive on the port of Bilbao on the Bay of Biscay and recaptured the strategically important mount Borea dominating the cant Abrian Range just West of Ochan Diano. Halt molars Advance rebel forces were in Retreat from Ochan Diano. The rebel drive it a Durango key town on the san Sebastian Highway seemed to have been stopped. The insurgent general Emilio Mola. In command in the North was driving Down the Durango River Valley to its Junction with the Vervion Lier which leads directly into Bilbao which has been molars objection for weeks. Mobilization of All Able bodied men capable of carrying rifles was ordered by the Bosque government in a new move to free the three provinces in the North. The order was exacted to put 200.000 More troops Iii the Field against the insurgents. The rebels claimed Victory also although their silence in the last fortnight has Lent credence to the reports of loyalists successes. Insurgent artillery reported government troops Bud been checked in a March on Burgos nationalist capital 130 Miles North of Madrid. New York. April Cotton closed steady 3 new York april 3 it steel shares led a recovery i Stock Market today with ranging to two Points. Trading the ain1 Light however and the. Caused More by absent pressure than increased a. T and Anaconda Gipper Ris of dem May july oct. Dec. Jan mar 171 i spots cd open 1442 1427 1373 1365 1368 1371 sed St High 1448 1434 1381 1375 1376 1371 a adv at Low 1442 1426 1373 1364 1368 1371 1506 up a close 1446 1430 1378 1374 1373 1377 up 8 Beth. Steel. Chrysler. 96121 1-2 new Orleans Cotton coca cola. 169 1-2 a Gen electric. 56 5-8 new Orleans april 3 a up1 a Gen motors. 61 38 optimism in the liven xxii Market int. Harvester. 103 1-4 led Cotton futures Here up to to 13 Mckesson Robbins. 15 Doi tits today from the 1< hit yes Montgomery Ward 60 1-8 Ter Day on unfavourable government n. Y Central 50 1-8 announcements. Packard. To 5-8 open High Low cd Phillips pet. 58 1-8 May. 1433 1441 1433 1438 radio. ,. To 7-8 july. 1423 1431 1421 1498 Standard of n j71 3-8 oct. 1370 1380 1370 1379 Texas co. I 3-8 dec. 1373 1383 1373 1383 u. A smelting. 95 1-2 Dan. 1373 1384 1373 1384 u. S. Steel 117 of mar. 1377b 1389 1389 1389 onite. 7 3-8 sex gets closed steady at of r Missouri House favors subpoena reciprocity Bill Jefferson City. To. A following a heated debate of several hours the House ordered perfected yesterday a Bill recommended by the Missouri state bar association providing for reciprocal agreements with other states for the recognition of subpoenas requiring the presence of witnesses in criminal chm.�?T. The Bill was strongly opt it used by members of the lawyer legis i la Tor bloc who have in Hie past persistently caused the defeat of criminal code Reform measures. The proposal now goes on the House Calendar for third Reading and final passage. Under the Bill which was introduced by representative Francis Smith of St. Joseph tile governor would be authorized to enter into pacts wit i other states. Which in turn recognize Missouri subpoenas and court orders in i criminal cases to compel the at-1 Tendance of witnesses residing in foreign states hindu a a Princess Hurt in automobile collision mrs. C. G. Mitcheltree of Osceola i self styled hindu Princess and seer j sustained a fracture of the left Arm i and a severe Gash on the head Ina Highway 61 Accident near Here j at 10 30 of clock last night mrs Mitcheltree was returning to Osceola from Blytheville in an automobile with others when their machine and another automobile collided. She was the Only person who received More than minor injuries in the Accident she was rushed to the Baptist Hospital at Memphis in a Cobb ambulance. Will direct dining service at hotel Noble Little Rock. April 3 up it a i the state textbook commission at a 1 meeting today voted to ask Book publishers to submit bids Tor printing spellers. English textbooks i arithmetic and health books bound Tor singles grades instead of two the 1 grades As has been the custom in j he the past w e Phipps director of the. State educational department estimated that by such a move the state would save approximately $100,000 in the next year on the i free textbooks that must be bought for All students from the first to the eighth grades on the problem of inserting a chapter on alcohol in the textbooks. I j a Glass head of the state i anti Saloon league. Informed the j group he represented desired to read the chapter before it was inserted in the Book a alcohol is not a food but a Bab j it forming drug that the students should Ixo warned against Glass declared Quot the league that i rep resent wants to make sure that the chapter does not describe it As a food or a Medicine Quot w c Mcneely head of the Chi j Cago publishing House that supplies 1 the health books in addressing the commission said that the chapter prepared by his authors had been j approved by other anti Saloon leagues. Quot the chapter that we Nave pre pared deals with alcohol As it is and we cannot put in any propaganda one Way or another for either Side a he said seizes Slot machine at Armorel drug store Constable Cline Dobbs of the Armorel Community has seized a Jackpot Slot machine at the Armorel drug store on a warrant signed by circuit judge Ned Killough of Wynne presiding Over the current term of circuit criminal court Here. It is understood that the seizure warrant was issued Atter a complaint had been lodged with prosecuting attorney Bruce Ivy. Today Dobbs requested and obtained a similar warrant from the municipal court clerk for search of the Ellis store at Barfield so far As known no criminal charges have been filed by the prosecutor or his Deputy based on the constables discoveries Hayti grocers agree to close on sundays Hayti circulation of a petition the grocer men of Hayti came to a voluntary agreement to close their business houses on sundays beginning april 4. This agreement will affect who ing rest some 50 or More employees have a heretofore been work All week without a Day of weather been Noble j will Howe who has connected with the hotel i in Jonesboro for the past year has been transferred to the Noble Here and will have charge of the dining room service. Tile change was announced today by Crawford m Noble owner of the hotels or. Howe is Well known in hotel circles throughout the state and formerly owned and operate tax suits filed cd the Howe hotel at hot Springs. Tax foreclosure suits have been filed in chancery court Here against lands on which 1936 taxes have not been paid in drainage District no. 16 and 1934 taxes in the Blytheville Road maintenance and Road improvement districts. I Cecil Shane is attorney for the maximum temperature her drainage District 16 and Harrison yesterday was 74. Minimum 37 Smith and Taylor represent the Clear according to Samuel f. Nor Blytheville Road districts. Ris official weather observer Arkansas a showers and cooler tonight. Sunday Cloudy and cooler probably showers in extreme East let ortion in morning. Memphis and Vicinity a Cloudy with occasional rain tonight and probably sunday. Colder sunday. Lowest temperature tonight 56 to 60

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