The Planters Flying Service tried to collect monies owed for spraying insecticide on Barton's (P) crops in Missouri. Planters spayed P’s crop with insecticide manufactured by Reasor-Hill Corp. P defended against the Planters’ action by claiming that Planters had used adulterated insecticide and by filing a cross-complaint against Reasor-Hill Corp. (D) for putting a chemical unsuitable for spraying cotton into the marketplace. P sued D in Arkansas court. D moved to dismiss the cross-complaint; the injury had occurred to a crop in Missouri, and only a Missouri court had jurisdiction to hear the cross-complaint. D was an Arkansas corporation, and the courts in Missouri could not obtain jurisdiction over D unless D entered that state. The lower court, a Judge Harrison (D1), overruled the motion to dismiss the cross-complaint on the grounds that the suit in Arkansas was the only way P would have a remedy because D could not be served in Missouri. D appealed.