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Blytheville Courier News (Newspaper) - July 10, 1935, Blytheville, Arkansas Vol. Xxxii no. 98 v Vav Blytheville courier Blytheville Dally new Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Arkansas wednesday. July to 1935 single copies five cent authorizes Park Bond vote jurors oppose clemency for Barnes urge governor not to modify Deuth sentence eleven men Futrell Bill Barnes death in the the murder of y ear old taxi of twelve jury sign message to Hope of escaping j electric chair for i c. A. Martin. 16 i Driver appeared Light today when it was revealed hat la of tile 12 jurors who found him guilty of first degree murder had signed to message to Jov. J. M. Futrell recommending that his sentence not be commuted to life imprisonment. The governor according to press dispatches from Little Rock advised the 21-year-old Slayer Mother that he might consider commutation of Barnes sentence it she could get members of the jury to agree to recommend Clem a Acy. The Mother begged the governor to commute her songs sentence. Pointing out that her husband Bill a father Frank Barnes. Had already been electrocuted for his part in the murder of Young Martin. Late it was stated Here by a member of counsel appointed to represent Young Barnes at his trial that eight members of the jury had indicated they would recommend clemency. The message addressed to governor Futrell was signed by or jurors at the request of members of Young Mart in a i Amil. It is understood. John Feather ton now in t he soul it end the county is the Only juror who has not signed the petition or message and he has not be fort Smith merchants must collect sales lax Little Rock july to it up attorney general Carl e. Bailey today ruled that fort Smith a not entitled to a a Border City rating a under the new sales tax Law. By reason of Bailey a ruling merchants of that City must. Collect the tax on their sales while j those of Texarkana will nut have to charge the tax. Eight Fob Lipe of Skees Tux gees tax foes promises world Mother suicides to help great invention daughter 0b,Ain Freedom repeal Effort Wunderlich. Bryant and Kurtz fleeced county officers education Depa i t m e n t asks local boards to combat repeal message to is for presented with tilt sign or refuse As yet. The message follows a Hon. J. M Futrell a governor Quot Little Rock Ark. A to your excellency a i understand that there a Centi pc clemency requested Nill Barnes and i wish to stat that i Ani one of tile jurors Tim lied the Case anti was a inem i a of the jury that convicted Lim and i think he is guilty of murder in the i tilt decree and do not recommend that his sentence a e commuted. Quot id tactfully submitted a Jack Harbin. A a a. B. Files a Tom Fleeman a Jeff Rauls. Quot a. Ii Bradurn Quot ired Davis a Coy May a a a e Lyerly d. Hardin b. Connelly j. Hod get. Little Rock july to. Up it a supporters of the Hall two per cent sales tax today predicted that a special repeal session of the general Assembly would not be called. W. E. Phipps commissioner of education said his department had been assured that although a majority of House members might sign pledges for repeal that a majority of the Senate members would not sign. A majority of both House and Senate will be necessary before the governor will Call the session. A Many of the senators who voted against the Bill did so for political reasons and would have voted for it had we needed their support a a Phipps said. Senator r. R Thompson of Eureka Springs supporter of the tax. Called at the office of Revenue commissioner Earl Wiseman today of but Rel sad to Man int on the special session question. The governor also declined to comment further on the Issue. While opponents of tile tax prepared for their meeting at Wynne tomorrow Phipps said the education commission had sent letters to till District school Board Heads urging them to exact promises not to sign the repeal pledges from their senators and representatives. The governors office announced that no one would be sent to Wynne to speak in behalf of the tax. A Mississippi county unit of the Arkansas sales tax repeal association was organized last night by sales tax opponents from All parts of the county in a meeting at the Blytheville City Hall. W j Wunderlich president of the Blytheville chamber of Commerce. Was elected chairman Guy Bryant Osceola was named vice chairman and in Kurtz Luxora. Was chosen Secretary treasurer. There was Little speech making but much evidence of determination to get effective action for elimination of the nine Day old sales tax Law. Shaver defends tax w w Shaver former sheriff attempted a defense of the Law arguing that merchants should be willing for the Good of the state to make the sacrifices required of them As collecting agents. To terminated his talk when suggestions came from the crowd that if he wanted to hold a pro sales tax meeting he should get a different audience. Jeff Roland local shoe Man. Called the meeting to order As temporary chairman. At his invitation j. Mell Brooks Secretary of the state repeal organization told of what had already been accomplished and of the necessity for a Strong organization reaching into every county to insure successful conclusion of the fight to kill the i Law. Luxora first to pay completion of the county organization wats followed by the naming of local committees in communities throughout the county to obtain dues paying members. Luxora merchants have already signed up almost too per cent it was reported by or. Krutz who turned in $42 in dues. Or. Memphis july to up a Kotlier took her own life today so her daughter might get death insurance Money to use in a fight to obtain release from jail police reported. The body of mrs Mabel Pampe 61. Was found locked in her apartment with four letters nearby. An autopsy showed she had died from poisoning. One of the letters according to Apt. Frank Bisson of the police department brought out the Mother was killing herself so her daughter. My Clara Gertrude Mason 2h, might get Between $2,-0 h and $3,000 life insurance to fight for her Freedom. Police said mrs Mason was being held for violating a parole on a two year sentence for violation of the Federal narcotic Law. An invention loin that has exp its for promised the Tsiu a Hove. Solving a prob hailed electrical a Century was world by Nikola inventor of Model n to we i transmission to a announced on july ibis tilth anniversary with 700 inventions a Heady to Bis credit or. In la said lit latest would be his greatest contribution a a mechanical Engineer. Thie burglaries former convict confesses Mcleod hover and Gas station thefts Homer Bratton 30. Era w order Kurtz also read a Resolution adopt and former convict taken into till i us it i league action be Quot a. A cd. A be 111 its to or Council meet Avert italian in Vasion pentecostal Chun ii destroyed by flames the West end pentecostal Church t bidding valued at about $1,200. Was destroyed by fire of unknown origin about two of clock this morning. The fire spread to Johns ice Plant and a closed service station building nearby Blit did Little damage being extinguished by firemen. The Church building was Oranti Nelly a total loss. The building a Frame Structure was about 15 or 20 years old. Fie chief Roy head sustained urns about the hands when he got too close to the flames Loarf Stock pricey new York. July to in the Stock Market overcame profit taking us a and rallied under leadership it rails Mot ors motor equipments and steels. A t and to. 127 3-4 Anaconda Copper. 15 3-8 Bethlehem steel. 30 1-2 Chrysler. 52 3-8 cities service. I 3-4 coca cola. General american tank 41 general electric. 26 general motors. International Harvester Mckesson Rob bins Montgomery Ward. New York Central. Packard. Phillips Petroleum. Radio corp. St Louls san Francisco Simmons bed. Standard of n Texas co. U. S smelting. U. S it eel. Onite. 1-4 i 7-8 34 7-8 48 6 29 17 4 22 6 1-2 3-4 to 1-4 48 1-8 19 7-8 109 3-8 36 7-8 3 Addis Abara. Ethiopia. July to up the abyssinian govern. Lieut today demanded an immediate summoning of the league of nations Council to consider the threatened invasion of her territory by Italy. The government decided to throw its Fate into the uneasy hands of the league after the breakdown of tile conciliation commission this week which made it apparent that Italy would not yield in her a refusal to discuss the Boundary Issue Between Ethiopia and her no colonies in Africa. Washington. July to it up it the whole subject of american neutrality will lie studied by the Senate foreign relations committee with a View to adopting legislation at the present session of Congress it was announced today after a discussion with Secretary of state Cordell Hull. Chairman key Pittman of the committee said that two Bills previously reported to the Senate would be recalled for study in connection with a pending measure providing for an embargo on exportation of arms to warring nations. A i expect some action at this session a Pittman said. Crafton com Nav Driver Hurt in Road Accident Sam Marlowe. 34. Truck Driver for the Crafton company Blytheville wholesale firm is in a Memphis Hospital with bruises As a result of a Highway Accident monday night near Turrell but is not seriously injured. Marlow was Hurt when he swerved his truck from the Highway near Turrell to avoid striking a car parked on the Highway according to reports. He was carried to Memphis where ills condition was first believed serious. De by a Luxora mass meeting in which Harve Thorn of Harrisburg i speaker of the state House of rep. Resent lives was urged to make the race for governor in 1936. Leachville is also signed up almost too per cent in opposition to the sales tax. Walter Cox told the meeting. A delegation from Joiner about a dozen Strong arrived just As tile meeting was about to break up and reported sentiment in opposition to the tax virtually unanimous there. Ctr York Cotton new York. July Cotton closed steady. To. Cup it open 1206 1175 1172 1171 1176 1182 july. Oct. Dec. Jan. Mar. May. Sex gets closed steady at a. High 1213 1180 1178 1176 1180 1185 Low 1204 1171 1169 1169 1179 1178 1245, close 1212 1179 1177 1171 1179 1185 up 5. Yew Orleans Cotton new Orleans july to up moving ahead in the last few minutes of the session today Cotton prices dosed three to eight Points higher in the Active months. Trading was Light on Small offerings. After Selling Olf on poor cables and favourable weather reports at the opening prices steadied and made Small gains on fixing of prices by Mills and a uttered new buying. Open High july oct. Dec. Jan. Mar. May 1202 1168 1165 1165 1169 1176 1203 1175 1171 1171 1175 1180 spots closed steady at Low 1301 1167 1165 1165 1169 1174 1248. Dost1 1203 1174 1171 1171 d74 1179 lip 8 Chicago wheat a july i sep. July sep. Open 83 7-8 84 1-2 High 84 7-8 85 7-8 Low 83 5-8 84 3-8 close 84 3 85 i c Hica to Corn open 82 1-8 76 High 82 3-4 76 5-8 Low 81 5-8 75 3-8 close 81 7-8 75 3-8 makes 5.000, a new government order air training compulsory for too russian boys and girls who belong to communist organizations. Custody by police late yesterday has admitted five burglaries four of which occurred during tile last three weeks it was announced this morning. Bratton has confessed entering Damon Mcleod a store about a year ago. When a watch was taken entering Standard Oil stations at main and division and main mid Frnklin and a Magnolia service station at main and Lily on t tie night of june 20, and entering Hovey a store last saturday night. Bratton a haul was meager in All of Hie burglaries. He secured about f ight dollars in Cash at Hovey a store a few pennies from vending machines at the service stations and a few accessories and to lib watch at Mcleod a store. Bratton was convicted and sentenced to three years in prison at the serine term of criminal court Here in 1932. He was released after serving 12 months and 15 Days of tils sentence he was convicted of burglary and grand larceny i the entering of Mcleod a store on in occasion previous to the More recent burglary of the store. Truck crushes woman who tries to save dog hot Springs. July to. Up a mrs. Annie Redgia. 45, former a yes Dent of Houston tex., was instantly killed today when a truck in which her husband c c. Redgia was Riding cruised bar against a House Here As she tried to Rescue a Small dog. Mrs. Redgia darted in the path of the truck to save the dog from being killed and was crushed before the Driver c. C. James could Stop according to mrs Blanch h. Ames a witness. Sullivan Schance of recovery improved Memphis Sullivan Wilson Ark., druggist injured in a crossing Accident near West Memphis sunday night remains in a critical condition at a local Hospital. His chances of recovery however. Are definitely improved Hospital attaches reported saying that his name might be removed from the a a critical list in a Day or two. Johnny Ragsdale also of Wilson who was less seriously injured in Hie same Accident is rapidly improving. Get acc Cotton will move Only enough to make room for new lop says Robinson removal from Arkansas of government loan Cotton will be limited to such Quantity As will be necessary to make warehouse space available for the new crop the Blytheville chamber of Commerce was assured last night in a Tele Gram from senator Joe t Robinso Cotton growers shoppers compress men and business men Gen of Vojt of Blytheville and other Interior concentration Points had joined in protest against retorted plans of commodity credit corporation to concentrate loan Cotton at port warehouses. Such concentration. It was charged was not necessary and we Ould be costly to growers because of handling charges and the loss of identity of Cotton produced in Premium areas and to Interior Cotton shippers and compresses because it would deprive them of business that would otherwise be theirs. Tri reply to senator Robinsons Telegram tile chamber of Commerce sent a wire assuring him that no removal of loan Cotton is necessary to enable Blytheville warehouses to handle expected new pro Quot receipts Ami declaring that a we Are taking it for granted there will be no removal from Blytheville a senator Robinsons Telegram follows a Quot upon receipt of your message relating to removal of Cotton stored in various warehouses in Arkansas i conferred with the commodity credit corporation authority Here having control of subject and submit the following information a plans hav been formulated for the storage at other Points where Ca parity amount of cot ton now stored in warehouses in such quantities As to indicate that the warehouses from which removal is to take place have not sufficient capacity to receive and retain the new crop. It is not contemplated now that removals will be made save for the purpose above indicated nor is it contemplated that Cotton will be concentrated at ports except where it is necessary to do so. Arrangements have been made to concentrate Cotton at Points in Interior and negotiations for other inferior concentration Points Are now in Progress so that whenever possible Cotton will he left in territory where it is now stored. A there Are now stored in Arkansas approximately 470.000 Bales under 12-cent loan. And it will be necessary at this time to move 130 000 Bales to other Interior Points where adequate storage can be utilities Bill lobby inquiry votes an additional $50,-000 Rankin attacks chairman of Connor Washington july to up the House today voted $50,000 to prosecute and expand its investigation into alleged lobbying for and against tile Wheeler Ray bum utilities Bill. At Hie same time the Senate audit and control committee approved a request for $50,000 for a general Senate investigation of All lobbying at this session of Congress. The House Resolution authorizing $50,000 for its investigation was voted after a bitter attack by rep. John e Rankin dem., miss on chairman John j of Connor dem. A y of the rules committee who has had charge of the inquiry thus far. Rankin demanded that a special sub committee or a special House committee be placed in charge of the investigation. Other highlights on the Utility situation 1.�?the Senate sent the utilities Bill to conference after senator William h Dieterich dem., ill it abandoned an Effort to have conferees instructed against holding out for the a death sentence provision 2.�?the House rules committee Cross examined Thomas Corcoran r. F. C. Attorney but developed few new facts concerning charges of rep Ralph o. Brewster rep., me that Corcoran put pressure on him to vote for the death sentence. 3. The House approached the crucial stage of action on Eva amendments As administration leaders sought to restore Liberal Senate provisions instead of the modified House military affairs committee versions administration forces today won their first test of strength in the House Over the controversial to a amendments. The hoist approved an amendment which would remove a provision in the House Bill forbidding ale of to a surplus Power and chemicals below production Cost after july i 1937 rift threatens army trial ordered for Ray Bixler Jefferson City. To. July in up private Ray Bixler of the Missouri National guard must be Given a military trial on charges of fatally shooting a Paragould Ark., woman in the Southeast Missouri flood area March 21. The state supreme court in Banc held today. The court dismissed Hareas col pus proceedings instituted by atty Gen. Roy Mckittrick and ordered Bixler remanded to custody of and it Gen Harold w Brown to await court martial. Mckittrick in a Case to test for tile first time jurisdiction of the civil courts had brought action in behalf of prosecutor Thomas f Donaldson o f Dunklin county where charges also Are lending against Bixler Bixler. Whose Home is near Steele was on guard duty near Cardwell when he shot and fatally wounded miss Harriet. Hasty after her escort Mack West allegedly had disregarded an order to Stop his car. And adjoining l r an to rounds Beach and dosed bathing included in y development to l want attorney s Job anticipated resignation of Sam manat t brings Forth applicants Lexer admits different re i i Chous have e s Wilson interests get two liquor permits Little Rock. Ark. A among new liquor permits issued yesterday by Earl r. Wiseman commissioner of Revenue were one to Hill and Wilson Marie and one to Lee Wilson and company Victoria both in Mississippi county. Brought difficulties new York. July to Upit Max Baer one time Playboy heavyweight boxing Champion. Today confirmed reports of differences with his by de of to Days the former Mary Ellen Sullivan interviewed at the Home of his Friend i co Folede. A Wall Street broker. Baer sorrowfully admitted that the fact that mrs. Baer is a roman Catholic and he is a jew bad led to but he denied that they had actually parted Baer was interviewed As he was leaving for Newark Airport whence he was to a to Washington and motor to Baltimore for examination of his injured hands. Baer emphasized there was no actual rift with his wife. A anybody who says that is misquoting the fighter said. Mrs Baar telephoned tile Airport while Boer was out walking around but she talked to Aneil Hoffman Baers manager. A a it Sall greek to me a she said. Quot what a it All about a a a it a a lot of bunk a Hoffman replied. Washington july to up a the Commerce department in a final report on the air plane crash in which senator Bronson cutting died today charged transcontinental and Western air inc., with seven specific violations of air Commerce regulations. Publishing company organized at Helena Little Rock july to. Up a incorporation articles were granted today by the Secretary of state to the Eastern Arkansas publishing company of Helena with a capital Stock of $30,000. Incorporator of the company which will publish an evening paper were listed As k l. Lasswell. J. E. Shoe fled and j. C. Sheffield. The Council heard informally inst night of several applications for appointment in tile City attorneys office but took no official action Sam Manatt is City attorney. Is Vor Cecil silane said that he understood that Roy Nelson. By b Cook Fay Mchaney and possibly one other attorney would be applicants for the position of a vacancy occurred or Manatt is considered Likely to receive a Federal appointment in the near future a number of insurance salesmen submitted non opals for insuring members of the City a Volunteer fire department All proposals were taken under advisement. A suggestion by mayor Shane he he ptts allow an expenditure of $150 to secure an Engineer from the Fra Headquarters to make a Survey of the storm sewer problem in the City was adopted. Even if the City Dps not have it the Money now to move toward correction of Hie situation admittedly bad. It will help some to know what the is. The mayor said. The Council voted to Pav a Brinkley. Ark second hand dealer $43 65 for the expense he incurred in making trips Here and bringing Stock Here to open a second hand store the dealer paid a License fee of about $12 Only to be told Mer that the License fee was $1.-500 under an ordinance which the Council admitted probably Wasny to Good the City refunded his License fee paid and informed the dealer he would have to Oak the $1 500 fee or stay out of business when he sought to put in a store Here several months ago. Building contractors who erected the Federal Post office building Are demanding that $65. Paid for a building permit be returned the mayor said indicating that lie had Little doubt but that it would be necessary to return it he mayor instructed a committee to investigate. Too Many a a reserved sections along the parking zones on main Street were the target of considerable criticism last night. More than one Alderman said lie did no to see Why druggists had any More right to Reserve space than grocers or dry goods merchants although one held out for the drug stores one whiskey store has asked for a a reserved Quot Section in front of its place of business double parking and various other traffic Law violations arc frequent. Aldermen and mayor said asking officers to Start More rigid enforcement of traffic Laws and regulations. Joe Carney acting City Engineer was instructed to make a Survey of the City to ascertain How Many property owners would join in a move to have sidewalks built and others rebuilt or replaced at Low cast under an Era project. Weather Arkansas partly Cloudy tonight and thursday. Memphis and Vicinity fair tonight and thursday. Little change in temperature the maximum temperature Here a $38,000 City Bond Issue to help finance a $60,000 Park and i air ground development will be submitted to the voters of Blytheville at a special election called for tuesday August 13. An ordinance approving the Bond Issue and calling the special election was approved by the City Council Las night four to one. With Alderman Estes Lunsford casting the dissenting vote Alderman e. R Jackson was absent. With submission to the Council of the Bond proposal came announcement from the Blytheville Park committee created a month ago by the Council to prepare plans for a Park and Fairgrounds that walkers Grove just East of the City Long sought for n Public Park had been obtained As the site for the development. J Mell Brooks appearing in behalf of the Park committee informed the Council that the committee had taken options on the Walker property consisting of 33 acres chiefly in Large Trees and on 40 acres to the North of it part of tile Driver estate. Plan artificial Lake the Nark committees plans now virtually ready for submission to the Public works administration from which a 22,000 Grant will be sought in addition to the $38,000 loan to by secured by Tho proposed Bond Issue Call tor the construction of a race track and fair buildings on tile land to the North of the Grove. The latter will be reserved almost entirely for dark purposes. An outstanding feature of the development will be an artificial Lake about 250 feet wide by too feet Long for which an old Bayou bed bordering the Grove offers an excellent natural location. A Sand bathing Beach is planned. The Lake will be Large enough to provide swimming space for ail who May care to use it. Tin Bond Issue ordinance was approved by the Council with Little discussion in its general terms the program had been explained at the previous Council meeting at which the Park committee was created. Alderman Lunsford inquired Why the committee had chosen the Walker Grove site in preference to Chicago Mill and lumber company Plant site at the West end of town. Or Brooks explained that the committee considered the $18,000 Price sat upon the Mill property to be prohibitive. He also pointed out that the Mill property is divided by a Railroad line and that it is virtually without Trees and is therefore less attractive for Park purposes than the Walker property. Land will Cost $6,500 in response to questions by mayor Shane. Or Brooks explained that John Walker owner of the Grove had agreed to take 40 acres of farm Laud North of town owned by the Mississippi county fair association in Exchange for his 33-acre Trust with the Park committee assuming a de 15. Of about $2,500 against the Grove the committee has an option on the 40-acre Driver tract adjoining at $100 per acre plus this years crop rental. The committee thus has available 73 acres at a total Cash Cost of approximately $6,500 tile Mississippi county fair association has agreed to contribute to the project the 40 acres which it owns for which it paid $5,000. Alderman Harold Sternberg offered the Bond Issue ordinance and under suspension of the rules it was quickly advanced to third Reading and final passage. The emergency clause was adopted. On each vote aldermen Sternberg. Hughes Williams and t. W Jackson voted in the affirmative and Alderman Lunsford in the negative. Under terms of the proposal to be submitted to the voters they will cast their ballots for or against a one Mill tax Levy. In addition to the 10-Mill tax already levied for various City purposes. Backers of the Park project Are confident that the tax will never actually have to be collected since they hold that Revenue from various events to be staged at the Park such As an annual count fair will be sufficient to pay Back the $38,000 anticipated loan from the pea. Actual authority and Power to Levy a and collect such a Levy will be granted however in the event voters approve the Bond Issue. Coed flunks on spinach Boise Idaho up a a coed who was sent by her Mother to pick spinach in the Garden in yesterday w As 85, minimum 73 i Stead plucked her fathers prize Clear according to Samuel f nor lasters. The father was on u Vaca a Ris. Official weather observer. Ilion fortunately perhaps

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