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Blytheville Courier News (Newspaper) - March 20, 1937, Blytheville, Arkansas Blytheville courier news Tite dominant newspaper of Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri vol. Xxxiv no. 2 Blytheville courier Blytheville Herald Blytheville Dally news Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville. Arkansas saturday Al Ari 20, i out single copies five cent unhurt As or Pune cracks up i Loudon dons shiny likening dress for Coronation Levi upheld by appeals court i ill h circuit tribunal Rill of unemployment plan constitutional. New Orleans. Mar. 20 up it a a the fifth United states circuit churl of appeals which twice before this week supported new Deal acts. Today upheld the constitutionality of the social Security act in an Appeal taken from the Northern District court of Alabama. The three judge opinion. Written by judge Samuel ii Sibley held Bright i lint social Security unemployment compensation payments represented a tax and therefore my get cd. St it la a t he Tak ing of private property for Public use in violation of tile Constitution. The Appeal was a a by the Charles c Steward Machina o a i car notation employing More than eight persons from the Northern i Alabama court which denied a de j mar j i non Harwell it Davis collector of internal Revenue to return j $41 14 collected during 1936 under thu nine of tin social Security j act. The company charged that the j collection violated amendments j one nine and ten of the constr i tuition by setting up a system of unemployment compensation by i controlling the administration of i state statutes and moneys raised j under them. In two other opinions this week j t tie court upheld tile to a and Hie Federal labor relations act. I in ii faulty heating i tire blows but claim Hewer eak a is Fly Lisp is Down runway As the Crown jewels themselves. London becomes with the Day for the Coronation of King this is one of tile spectacular sights that will enthral thousands of americans who expect to visit the night View do in Hie thames Missouri sales Taa hits Snag past the gloomy dark parliament Tower at left buildings to the brilliantly lighted Quot Rialto Center Are the laces of famed big Ben. Cleo Rye i Only two months away the British capital for the event the two Bright spots in tin 1�?~ for i to per cent Levy. Held up by Pendergast lieutenant. Lutes signs contract with Osceola indians d. Fred Taylor jr., business j manager of the Osceola Ball club., announced this afternoon that Walter Quot red Quot Lutes had signed a contract to pitch for the indians this season. Taylor said Lutes notified him lie would take particular Delight Iii beating Blythe Hie. Negro bound Over Caruthersville to. Abraham Ray. 30. A it to held in county jail Here for in attempted attack on mrs Ruby Sutton 30. White woman of the Braggadocio Community waived preliminary hearing thursday and will be held to circuit court without Bond. Will till Tell you Jefferson City. To gov Stark and speaker Christy have made no Progress in their it lords to get the 2 per cent sales tax Bill out of representative Lafferty a committee on perfected Bills where it has been arbitrarily held More than two weeks and on to the floor of the House for passage. The Bill apparently is in the committee for an indefinite stay unless the administration leaders get up their courage to make an open test of the Issue on the floor of the House through a motion to Force j Lafferty to report the Bill. As Laf-1 forty is the floor representative of Boss Tom Pendergast that would i mean a test of the Pendergast or i a animation strength in the House and it does not yet appear that the i speaker is prepared for such a i fight. There is much speculation As to i whether Lafferty is acting on his own initiative or whether he has i had orders from tile Kansas City Boss Pendergast publicly announced his support of a two cent sales tax last december but that was i before he had basis for a doubt that j gov. Stark would recognize Boss dictation in the appointment of the Kansas City Board of election commissioners it would not be beyond reason to suppose that Lafferty is acting with the knowledge of the Boss if not under his instructions. Of Lafferty continues to Quot sit on a the Bill the Only course open to the administration leaders is to attempt to have the House order it reported or to simply await Lafferty a pleasure a Check up has made the leaders a Little Uncertain As to whether they or Lafferty would win in a contest on the floor smokes while workers free him from wreck a emf his. Mal 20 it up James j Martin Bartlett lean smoked cigarettes for an hour Early today while two mechanics used tack saws to free him from the wreckage of his automobile. Martin fell unconscious when finally freed. Hospital attendants reported both legs and the right wrist were broken and that Martin suffered internal injuries. He fell asleep while driving on the Bristol Highway near Here is local physician appointed to county Post by state Board. Eve Bee Burns or. F. D. Smith of this City but. Been a Porf de Mississippi county health officer by the a Kalous state Board of health of which or w. B. Grayson is chairman. His commission is for a two year term. The principal ditties of the county health officer Are to give medical attention to the county s charges make medical examinations where required by county officials and work in conjunction with the Public health service and county health unit. The county health officer also holds a commission As an assisting collaborating epidemiologist of the United states Public health service or. Smith served As county health officer in 1929-30 he was succeeded by or. A. M. Washburn who served As health of-1 Fleer As Well As director of the county health unit until he of 1 tamed a leave of absence last year to take special study training. Since his departure the county has been without a health officer until or. Smith s appoint ment. Union to open Orue in state garment workers Start membership move at Little Rock Forrest City Memphis. Mar. 20 a up it International ladies garment workers Union today opened its general heu quarters Here in preparation Lor the c. I. O drive to unionize Southern textile and clothing workers. The local office i Vad quartet i for Tennessee Arkansas and mis i Eis Sippi was headed by Mayo Ivary Stern who recently was successful in obtaining the Union demand i or settlement of n strike in a Small Memphis dress factory. Pearlsten indicated his Union an affiliate of c. I. O. Would Send 50 organizers into the Tri states within two weeks he said Little Rock and Forrest City would to the objectives of next weeks Campaign for members. Establishment of the i. To g. W u office Here followed by a Lew hours the organization of striking workers in Vicksburg. Miss., garment factories by United Garmen workers Union an affiliate of a. F. O. L. Furlough violator takes life in jail Jonesboro. Ark. Mar 20 Iupe Jim Ishmael. 68. Today commit j Ted suicide by drinking Poison in i the Craighead county jail Ishmael had been caught yester Day after Fie had failed to return to the Arkansas state prison at the expiration of a Christmas furlough. He had killed his son in1 a Drunken fight August 5. 1934 jailers said Ishmael had hidden a bottle of Poison in his clothing Ric Stix faces Striae threat Union dressmakers at St. Loins demand collect a reaming. Ive St tonal Union strike of the unless Louis. To the internal ladies garment workers has threatened to Call a in three St. Louis factories Rice Stix dry goods co. Collective bargaining de Home Gin company purchases Acme Gin Bailey at Fayetteville for meeting of Board prosecutor will witnesses there ainu to much sincerity about people who open their eyes and rave about every Little thing you show pm but sometimes they Are Good company for a change. I remember my aunt Sophie Ledbetter used to git so discouraged with my Uncle rink because j Beloit Fie never showed any Surprise at anything. One time when the ugh twin caught the barn on Are. Uncle Bink says Quot Well i never did think them lightning rods would do any Good. Aunt Sophie had jest about1 Given up Hopes of Ever seeing him surprised when one Day she Lea hied Ilia a magician was appearing that night at Kings opera House. She went to tile show and took Uncle Hulk when the magician called for volunteers i rom the audience aunt Sophie pushed Uncle Bink right up on the stage. First the magician pulled some Gold pieces out of Uncle Hulk s ear and then he passed a watch through his Back and extracted Yards and Yards of ticker tape from his shots but Uncle Bink jest looked bored. Finally As a big Climax to his n to. Tile magician pulled three White out of Uncle hink s Beard. When Uncle hink came Back to seat. My aunt Sophie she to him and says Quot Well Don t Tell me that did t Surprise you a my did t but i Little Rock mar 20 up a gov. Carl e Bailey was reported by employees of ills office today As Bung in Fayetteville for the first meeting of the new Board of trustees of the University of Arkansas. The governor. Taylor a Board left Little for Fayetteville. During the time that he is in Fayetteville the governor is expected to witness tile final Spring practice game of the University s football squad. He is expected to return Here monday. Accompanied by member of the Rock last night quiz monday the Home Gin company of Blytheville has been incorporated with an authorized capital Stock of $100,-000, and has acquired the Acme Gin. Which it will operate in the future. The Acme Gin is located a mile South of the Home Gin on Highway 61, South of Blytheville and both gins will be operated under the same management. J. F. Waggoner of Memphis Henry Lutes. J la. Smart run c. G. Smith of Blytheville Are listed As subscribers to Hie corporation Stock. Mands of Union employees Are met this week. Meyer Perlstein regional director of the Union announced yesterday. The Union claims to represent a majority of 600 Cotton dress makers employed by the firm Perlstein in a letter to the company stated that a strike could be averted if the company would agree to negotiate the demands in the event of refusal to negotiate the employees expect to receive authority for a strike and financial assistance from tire International Union Perlstein said the company has until today to re it by. The dressmakers who have been in tile process of organization for three years but have had no agreement with the company complain that minimum wage rates were abandoned following Hie collapse of the aka and they have been paid from $7 to $9 for a 40-hour week they Are demanding collective bargaining a $14 weekly minimum and 40 hours work in a five Day week a Mittel accumulation of a wet Gas in texans school. New London. Tex March 20. J a Dpi a military court of inquiry took evidence today that an improper heating installation charged the Walls of the new London Rural school with Quot wet Gas Quot which exploded under pressure i Hur Aday and killed 411 children and 14 teachers. The inquiry proc led Iii the gymnasium. One of the sections of i Plant that escaped damage while hearses rolled by in endless Stream bearing one third of this Oil Field Community children and their teachers to their Graves proclaims Day of mourning questioning of j l Downing a member of the firm of architects Hun designed the building and Ross Maddox contractor who set perched its erection indicated that the faulty heating system was tin most logical theory. The witnesses were questioned by judge advocate clap Clayton z Coombes and state senator Joe Hill Ai Austin gov James v Allred j proclaimed tomorrow a state Day cd mourning and requested All East Texas schools to discontinue using heating equipment similar to that 1 of the new London school until the investigation reveals Hie cause of the explosion ten unidentified meanwhile identification expert from the state safety department i were still working among Hie morgues trying to identify ten unti anted Dean seven of the bodies were mangled beyond All Hope of j recognition the experts were trying to establish identities by Finger prints. Many of the new London school children had their Finger prints taken at the Centennial Celebration in Dallas last year and these prints Are on file in the safety department Headquarters in Austin in cases where no Finger prints of the missing Wert available the experts attempted to take them from toys und school books. Out for a stroll along the Snow covered Street at St. Montz Switzerland there a nothing about this spor tily attired Young Man to suggest that he is the titular ruler of a country. He is Young King Fuad of Egypt who has stopped for a Winter aporia Holiday in Hie Alps euro to to England for King George s Coronation postpone vote Caruthersville pastor seeks conservation Post county soil conservation body will be chosen next week. Caruthersville to. Mar. 2c�?the Rev d. K Foster pastor of the local Baptist Church. Is being backed by friends Over Southeast Missouri for the Post of commissioner on the wild life fish and game conservation commission. Rev Foster is Saki to have already secured a majority of necessary endorsements for the apply tent. The Job does not pay any salary other than necessary expenses when out of town on business for the Coin Mission. Rev. Foster. An ardent devotee of fishing and Hunting is perhaps one of the Best informed persons of Southeast Missouri regarding needs for game and fish conservation in this Section. New York Cotton a bits win his turned Uncle hink says Quot no i like to say nothing about it been sorta suspecting them rabbits was there for some new York. March 20 up a Cotton closed steady. Open High Low close May 1385 1403 1385 1395 july 1379 1388 1376 1380 oct. 1318 1331 1315 1330 dec. ,. 1309 1321 1307 1318 Jan. 1310 1322 1309 1318 mar 1310b a 1318 spots closed steady at 1455 up 5 new Orleans Cotton new Orleans mar. 20. Up Cotton closed steady. Open High Low close may1398 1381 1389 july. 1369 1382 1369 1376 oct. 1318,1327 1315 1322b Dee. 1322 1330 1317 1322b Jan. 1322 1322 1322 1322b mar 1322b a a1322b on seme 35 witnesses will appear before prosecuting attorney Bruce Ivy or his Deputy h. G. Partlow Here monday for questioning preliminary to the filing of information in circuit court on which felony prosecutions will ire based at the criminal term of court opening monday March 29 under Laws now effective the prosecuting attorney has Broad Powers for investigating climes and May subpoena witnesses to appear before him for inquiries much in the manner in which grand juries have made their investigations ill the past. The approaching session will be the first court session Ever held Here without a grand jury. Witnesses who have been ordered to appear before the prosecuting attorney at the courthouse Are connected with cases in which defendants have already been ordered held to await action of the circuit court. Chicago wheat brutal crime recalled in death of slain Man s wife six Man football team conference for county to. March 20 a few it m h Brush heat returning Home her recent death near i As if nothing a. Happened they ark., the former mrs j reported that Flanders and stolen a 44, of Cooter de car and left. May july sep. May july sep. Open 136 1-2 122 3-8 119 3-4 High 138 1-2 124 1-2 122 3-8 Low 136 1-2 122 1-4 119 3-4 close 138 124 122 1-2 1-2 1-4 Chicago Corn open 109 3-4 105 1-4 99 7-8 High to 1-2 106 1-4 ii Low 109 3-8 105 1-4 09 3-4 Cooter Days before Pine Bluff Ollie Sanders dared a for thirteen years i have been haunted by footsteps sometimes they tripped lightly behind me sometimes they thundered loudly beside me. They were Leet smeared with blood. I knew they Wert phantom feet the Teet of my husband. In whose murder i took part near Cooter her reference was to one of the most gruesome and brutal murders Ever committed in Pem Scot county the murder of o e. Flanders on june 6. 1924 in 1924 or and mrs Sanders were farming near Cooter Claude Howard and Small son lived with them mrs Sanders and Howard became attached to one another and finally Slie left her husband and went to Arkansas. She wrote to Howard to get her clothes and bring them to her Sanders refused to let Howard i have the clothing and a few Days later mrs Sanders returned to her 1 husband soon afterwards on Hie night of june 6, 1924, mrs Sanders held a Light while Howard beat her husband to death with an lovers took the body wrap i Ped in a quilt to a wooded Section close to 3-8 109 1-8 too 7-81 near Cooter and attempted to Burn tuberculosis five Days later Robert Sanders now a prominent Farmer of Tyler brother of o. E Sanders. His brother had met with foul play at the hands of the stir had mrs Sanders and Howard placed in tin Caruthersville jail on suspicion at the request of prosecuting attorney Shelly Stiles sr., Frunk Crawford Constable and others began a search for the body which was soon found. Howard confessed bet orc judge Riley at new Madrid and received a life sentence in the Missouri prison at Jefferson City. Due to Iii health and a change of prosecuting attorneys mrs. Sanders was finally acquitted. Under an assumed name she went to Arkansas and married again. While dreaming one night she told of the murder of her first husband her husband did not believe her when later she said she had Only imag he divorced her and inter a baby girl was Sanders which was prominent mini by of Mississippi county s smaller schools have organized an eight school conference to play six Man football next fall it has been announced the conference will be composed of Shawnee Wilson Keiser Dyess Dell armoria Yarbro and Luxora. A championship will be awarded fearing Eon the basis of games won and lost and a trophy awarded the six Mun team differs from the orthodox game in the number of players and some rules tin change to six Man football is clue to Lack of material and finances. Closing Stock i rices ined the Story a few months born to mrs adopted by a Arkansas two weeks mrs Samba before the death of Howard died in the state prison after a Long illness of a t and t171 1-4 Anaconda Copper. 63 1-2 Bethlehem steel. 95 Chrysler. 127 coca cola. 159 1-2 general electric. 58 general motors. 62 3-4 International Harvester 104 Mckesson Robbins 15 1-2 Montgomery Ward. 61 1-2 Nev York Central. 52 1-8 Packard. To 3-4 Phillip it Petroleum. 55 radio corp la 1-2 St Loim san Francisco 4 1-8 Simmons bed. 54 1-2 Standard of n j 70 5-8 Texas corp. 57 7-8 u s smelting. 96 1-4 u s fuel 117 onite 7 3-4 election of the Chickasawba Dis tract committee to administer the soil conservation program in 1937 scheduled for yesterday afternoon was postponed until next week when a quorum of Community committee members failed to appear Tor the meeting most of Hoe Community committeemen were on hand in the morning for the annual Outlook meeting at the courthouse but a number of them found it necessary to return to their Homes in the afternoon l. La Autrey superintendent of schools it Burdette who represented the Mississippi county Furm Bureau at the organizations National meeting at Pasadena. Cal., spoke at the morning meeting in Plait of r e Short president of the Arkansas farm Bureau federation. Who was unable to attend e. E Karns Extension Engineer discussed the possibilities Lor Rural electrification in Mississippi county under the Rea program other speakers were Paul Craig instructor in vocational agriculture it Bly High j Thevilla High school who gave Hie annual Outlook Tulk and miss Cora Lee Coleman Home demonstration agent Wilt discussed the Quot live at Home Quot program for 1937. Community soil conservation committees were chosen at township elections during the week. Those named have been announced As follows Chickasawba John Smotherman chairman. Carl bean and d. G. Moore la g Matthews alternate. Hickman a. E Loflin chairman. W e Hagan e. C. Adels son j. E Tate alternate. Bowens g w Potter chairman g. C. Wadley j c. Eubanks m. E. Cook alternate. Half Moon a n. Richardson chairman Leland Hodge. Claud Duncan Willie Richardson alternate. Big Lake l Broom chairman Walter Griffin Homer Robertson Elmer Robertson alternate Clear Dike a Charles Lutes chairman j pm Aycock j. V. Pierce h e. Long alternate. Hector to. F Martin chairman s. L Smotherman e a Woodard j. A. Hardin alternate. Canadians a. E Digger chairman. J. C. Dobbs Andy Harshman Bert Ross alternate. Neal a. D. Reed chairman Fred Davis. Bruce Culp f. C. Pierce alternate. Whip Community Frank Noe chairman a d Hodges. S h Carter o. B. Martin alternate. Means postponement not abandonment of flight says aviatrix. Honolulu t Hmar. 20. It up it Amelia Earhart s $90,000 plane crushed on the Luke Field runway at 8 25 p. S. To today As she attempted to take off to Howland Island on tax second phase of her round the world flight miss Earhart and her companions capt. Harry Manning and Fred Noonan navigators escaped injury. The plane was not damaged badly. The plane did not catch fire. The crash was caused by a tire bit a out. Quot Only our spirits Wert bruised a miss Earhart said jus she stepped out of the wrecked plane. Quot the right tire blew out on us Quot she said inspection later however showed it was the left tire i t com h m Mullinnix executive officer of the Fleet air Wise at Pearl Harbor said the speeding Craft apparently hit a Greasy spot on the runway which on used the blow out. Miss Earhart said she was unable to estimate the damage. Quot this will not cause abandonment of the flight Quot the tousle haired flyer added. Quot i d say rather it will cause a the Cruft was speeding Down the runway when a tire blew out. A wheel broke off next the a i Chine swerved to the left. Then j skidded. Miss few charts representative i sent the following message to vie i flyer s husband. George Putnam at i Oakland Airport. Quot Amelia in crack up while attempting to take off Quot tire blew out. One wheel off Quot propeller badly damaged. Quot Oil dripping on runway. A no one Hurt. Quot Amelia Calm Hie plane s momentum carried it another 1.000 feet Down the runway before it came to rest lying Flat Oil its wings 50 feet from the Bank at j the end of tile Field. Miss ear Hurt stepped from the damaged machine. Quot what happened Quot she asked calmly. She was followed by Noonan and Manning. Bankers of group one in session at Marion b. A Lynch of Blytheville was named chairman of legislative committee of group one of the Arkansas Bankers association at a meeting of the group yesterday and last night at Marion. A number of members of the association from Blytheville and Osceola were in attendance including the retiring chairman to l. Mcdurman of tile Mississippi county Bank of Osceola e s. Crihfield. C. A Sullenger and j. W Spann also of Osceola. Those from Blythe Ville were f. E. Warren. Rodney Banister. Riley Jones Mux Logan. Dixie Crawford. Louis Cherry. Joe Trieschman and or. Lynch. Group one has recently been enlarged by the addition of four counties tile number of groups in the state having been reduced from seven to four. Two Hundred and Twenty five members were present. They met in the new Community House at Marion. State police commission drops two patrolmen Little Rock mar. 20 tile removal of two members of die so police department. Effective at once was announced today by commission chairman Jade Porter of Forrest City. Those removed were patrolmen Neal Shannon stationed it Pine Bluff and Earl May assigned to the second District. Porter who refused to say Why the two men had been discharged. Intimated that one of them might be reinstated Early next w Eek. Weather Arkansas fair. Colder Frost to my it. Sunday fair. Memphis and Etc Mityo fair tonight and sunday colder tonight with lowest temperature 36 to 43. The maximum temperature Here yesterday was 69. Minimum 43. Partly Cloudy with 07 of an Inch rainfall according to Samuel p. Norris official weather observer

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