Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on April 3, 1933 · Page 1
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A W«k in Hope P«y C«tri«t Each Saiurdny ilUME ^2—NUMBER 133 .HOPE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, APRIL, 3, 1933 St«jr bf Hop* founded Con«olid.t«d ii Hopt Hop* »«tr *>**•*, Jiniurv 18. 1929. PRICE 6cC (API — Mt<n» AuoeUtcd PrMt. (NBA)— M«»n« N«w«p»per Ait'n. irst of Scottsboro Rapists Pointed Out Woman Victim Identifies •' One—Nine Are to Be Retried Judge DECATURE, Ala.—W—In tl courtroom of intense silence, Mrs. Victoria Price, victim of an alleged attack, Monday identified Ileywood Patterson, 'Chattanooga negro, as one of her attackers. Pattcrsoh ta the first of nine negro defendants in the famous Scottsboro case to be retried, Mrs-yprico pointed to Pntterson, who lowered his eyes, to identify him. i-r Samuel Lc I bo wit/, chief defense counsel, began an exhaustive cross-examination after Solicitor Baftc? completed the direct examination in 16 minutes. Nine negro hoboes In tne Scollsboro assault cases were sentenced to death but their conviction WHS reversed by the United States Supreme Court on grounds that their trial wns hasty, judiccd, and unfair. 'he nine, now being retried at DC. cnlurc, Ala., arc charged with having criminally, assaulted white- women whom they found riding in a box car on the same train. Judge James E. Horton, of Ath- cns, Ala., Is (he judge us seven negroes go on, trial for their lives at DccKlur, Alii., In the 'tinned Scottslioro case. Here and There •Editorial By Alex. II. Washburn- I N a day when city and state bond issues are defaulting: by the wholesale over the United States it seems to me that Hope has established some kind of a record this spring. All Steven of her street improvement districts are able, to meet interest requirements, and four of the seven will cut down the principal, keeping their contracts unimpaired. Panic times tell us what kind of Germany Forbids ^jpHta Boycott Over, But Exodus of Jews Reported Alarming Government BERLIN. Germany -(#")- Without offering any explanation the government announced Monday that beginning at midnight no one will be al. , lowed to leave German soil without special permission of police, r several days a large cxoduc of Jews to neighboring countries has been reported. Minister Lauds Jews LITTLE ROCK—Persecution of the Jews in Germany by the followers of Hitler prompted the Rev. E. p. Heath, pastor of the Winfield Memorial Methodist church to preach Sunday night on "The Indestructible Jew." In the course of his sermon he voiced deep sympathy for the sufferings of Jews in Germany. "The Jew has played an important part in the making of the world," Dr. Heath said. "Rome gave government, But ,.;spme SPRING COURT Roosevelt Down Farm Debt Asks Congress to Hermit Reduction to Present Value Joe Robinson Introduces the President's Mortgage Measure TWO BILLIONS BONDS c Boycott Ends BERLIN Germany—It is virtually certain that the boycott of the Jews, u Sample of which was served up Saturday throughout Germany, will not be resumed Wednesday, the day conditionally set for its continuance. i* The opposition iof sober Germans 'outside National Socialists ranks "who realir.e what it has meant for Germany in the outside world is too strong. « The Nii/.i press, which now means the great majority of the German newspapers, still fulminates and threatens what will happen unless the rest of the world clicks its heels and obeys the Nazi command to change its opinion about National Socialism. Nevertheless, there is every reason to believe that before Wednesday the officials now searching the horizon for evidence of world recantation, will discern something that they can present as such. If they do not, uil information is that the boycott will be called off anyway. business men we were a few years ago. We all make mistakes. make fewer than others. If you want to know how relatively w6H-6M : H»peH», Tead those two 1 stories' on today's front page — one telling of the misery of all our cities laboring under n 15-billion-dollar public debt, and tl)e other describing how Hope's seven paving districts came out this spring. XXX Wo are living in an amazing day. Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt tells us in an Associated Press dispatch received just as I am writing this— Monday afternoon — that the new 3.2 per cent beer will be served in the White House. This is the end of an epoch. | There was a time within the memory of some of my readers when beer in the White House was a matter of course. But as fur back as I myself can remember, all our presidents were more or less subject to prohibition influence, at least publicly. I recall as a child reading about Theodore Roos:- vclt suing n newspaper editor for reporting that at a public banquet he drank white wine. Colonel Roosevelt said it was milk — and made the editor cat his words. Yet today the first lady of the land — herself a total abstainer— announces that beer won't be prohibited in the White House. XXX The flight of prohibition sentiment from these American shores can only bo explained by the people's sudden realization that moderation in thinking is fully as important as moderation in drinking and moderation in eating. Here we had believed that prohibition was the root of prosperity and the foundation of morality. But that which we thought was prosperity crumbled to dust, leaving us poorer than before. And so far as morality is concerned, the prohibition era has produced nothing but unbridled public corruption, private theft, and a money-conscious Greece gavu culture; Phoenicia gave commerce, and tne Jew has carried monotheism, the worship of u single God, through the ages. I know of no race that has suffered so much and survived. Civilisation's Wanderer "When the Temple was destroyed in Jerusalem, he became a wanderer, a man without a country. But today ,ere isn't u continent, or a nation, a the earth of which he is not an abitant. Innumerable forces of history through many ages have helped to form his destiny. His story is at once the miruclc and the romance of human history. None can blot him put. Babylonian captivity, Roman domination, Grcckm absorption, medieval persecution and modern massacre, have all been and will all be m vain. While the fathers of his modern persecutors were savages living on roots in a forest or gnawing a bone i" a cave, his were princes in the house of King David. ''The Jew has always been a patriot (Continued on page three) FLAPPER FANNY SAY& BtO. U.> P»T. OFT. (Continued on page three) cm* GLADYS- U takes u girl with balance uot to fall for u cheap skate mow i|Md then. New Mortgages Would Cover 70 Per Cent of Present Worth WASHINGTON—(AP) — President Roosevelt recommended to congress Monday th$ enactment of legislation authorizing the refinancing of farmers' indebtedness. The latest major plan of the admin- isUation will be offered as an amendment to the farm relief bill which is now in the senate. The 'message accompaying the bill set forth that Mr. Roosevelt desired a readjustment of the principal on farmers' debts, a reduction of interest rates, and a temporary readjustment of amortization, to give the farmers a chance to recover. Terms of the BUI Senator Robinson, Arkansas Democrat, introduced the Roosevelt mortgage bill, which provides mainly: 1. A 50-milllon-dollar appropriation subscribed by the treasury to the federal lan'd banks' capital to get the plan to work immediately. 2. A 2-billion-dollar farm mortgage bond; issue, the bonds to b: exl •changed with mortgage-holders for the original mortgages, under general supervision "of Ihc recently •consolidated federal farm credits agency. 3. To set up the machinery for taking over unpaid balances of mortgages outstanding, and in the case of mortgages on which nothing has been paid, to provide that the property shall be appraised and a maximum of 70 per cent covered in the new mortgage, based on current appraised value. To Aid City Homes In his message the president said he would soon propose an extension of this program to the debt-burdened owners of small homes. He alsp disclosed that h? would ask congress* soon for legislation permitting the initiation of reciprocal tariff agreements. 30-Hour Week Approved WASHINGTON.— (/P) -T h c house labor committee Monday approved the 30-hour week bill. New York Divided on Beer Control Legislature Splits on Question of State or County License ALBANY, N. Y.-^-Becr control legislation in New York state slipped into a tight deadlock Sunday night as the warring factions in the legislature persisted in a refusal to compromise, The controversy, has simmered down mainly to the question of whether beer licensing shall be controlled by a state board, appointed by the gov- brnor, or by county boards. The sale of beer over bars, another point of difference, still has not been agreed upon, but the legislative lead, ers believe that a compromise can be worked out if the licensing problem is settled. Debt-Rjdden Cities Ask Aid Filjom Washington Above, Mayor Frank W, Murphy of' Detroit, who told Congress of the financial plight of Ms city. Right, how Philadelphia citizens halted a tux Increase. The chart shows how local indebtedness has grown since 1922. 1922 State and Local Debts $7,154,000,000 1929 $13,452,000,000 1933 Estimated $15,472,000,000 Walker to Wed His Stage Friend Ex Mayor, Divorced by Wife, Plans to Marry Betty Compton in France CANNES, France — (/P) — Former Mayor Walker of New York and his friend Betty Compton, actress, called at the city hall Monday and received full information about the French marriage regulations here. "We were just getting necessary information," Walker told newspaper men. "When we get married I'll let you know." Walker resigned as New York's mayor last year under the fire of a state investigation by Franklin D. Roosevelt, then governor. Mrs. Walker sued the mayor for divorce during the winter, alleging desertion. The names o." ;ne mayor and Miss Compton have been linked for years, one of the sensational revelations of the Seabury investigation which leu to the mayor's trial before Governor Roosevelt being that Walker while mayor gave Miss Compton several large checks. What Legislature Did XXX By The Associated i'rrss KdUor's Nonte — This is a scries of articles cxpluitiimj act a of Hie recent yeneral assembly. Acts Nos. 26 and 247 County boards of education and the office of county school superintendents were abolished by both Acts 26 and 247, but in certain provisions they are conflicting and the attorney general has held that Act 247 governs in all cases of conflicc. Act 247 went into effect March 29 •>• New Bills to Scale Down 15-Billion Debt Rising Tide of Tax Delinquency Is Throwing Many Communities Into Default on Public Bond Issues By RODNEY DUTCHJGR NEA Service Writer (Copyright, 1033, NEA Service, Inc.) WASHINGTON — American cities, towns and counties, owing some $15,000,000,000, are all vitally interested in proposals bobbing up again in Congress to permit moratoriums on or the scaling down of local debts. Nearly a thousand communities havet«) : f*f Ulll tnf\ fli i t*in rt tli A rlrmr-ncr*'mn AII J I^T 1 11 It 1 Nashville Buries Hope Track Team Scrappers Walk Away With Dual Meet by 83 to 41 by virtue of an emergency clause attached, and since it made no pro. vision for paying the county examiners set up as substitutes for the county • superintendents, the examiners will receive no compensation until Act 26 becomes operative 90 days alter adjournment of the legislature. The law, as construed from both acts by the attorney general, provides: That the county court shall appoint, upon the recommendation of a majority of the duly licensed teachers of a county, the county examiner who shall have all the authority now conferred upon county superintendents. The examiner is required to keep open big office each Saturday, and shall hold examinations of applicants to teach on the third Thursday and following Friday of March, June, Sep. tembcr and December. The state department of education is required to grade the examination papers. Salary of the county examiner shall not exceed $600 annually, nor his expenses $50 annually. He may. but is not required to, visit all of the schools of the county, nor is he required to devote all his time to his office. Salary of the examiner is to be paid out of the common school fund of the county before it is apportioned. The powers of the county boards of education were transferre dto the county courts. defaulted during the depression on estimated obligations of somewhere around a billion dollars. Many others, had pressed by economic conditions and a rising tax delinquency, also seek federal relief measures such as liuvc been proposed lor mortgage-ridden farmers and others. But (hero are also cities in excellent financial condition which oppose such steps on the ground that they would wreck municipal credit—which already is in very bad shape—and drive down the value of their bonds while making further borrowings impossible. Thus far the pressure on Congress from municipalities has not been very heavy, although it has been highly concentrated from certain localities. Bondholders, although some of them want to adjust their holdings with defaulted communities, are vociferous in opposing a law which would give federal .sanction to individual moratoriums. Bondholders Opposed Two plans have been considered by the House judiciary committee. One is the McLcod bill, which would enable cities or towns to plead, insolvency before u federal court and ask for a two-year moratorium on principal and interest which might later be extended. The other is the Wilcox bill, which would permit political subdivisions of states to submit a plan of composition cr sealing down of principal and interest to such u court for approval after the plan had received the approval ol creditors holding 50 per cent or more of the amount of the obligations. The McLeod proposal has been vigorously sponsored by the city of IJe- troit, which has u financial crisis and dcesn't want lo default. The warmest support for the Wilcox bill has come from Corul Gables and other Florida boom communities which have dc- (Continued on page three) The Nashville High School track squad Saturday afternoon smaped the Bobcats, 83 to 41, in tli2 first dual track meet of the season held at Fair park. The outstanding performer for the visitors was Cheshcr, scoring 18 points. Rowe was high point man for the Bobcats with 11 points. Nashville, with the best track team in its history, took a commanding lead from the start. Strength of the visitors wus well distributed, while Hope depended upon Rowe, Schooley and Turner. Next Friday afternoon Hope will enter a triangualr meet at Texarkana with Nashville, Texarkana and Hope participating. Horuito High School comes to Hops for a dual meet April 14. The 880-yard relay was the outstanding event of the ir.cet here Saturday. Nashville won in one minute, a? seconds, only two points Ir.'hind the ttatc record. Summary IWJ-yard dash— Osborne and Young, Nashville; Sjchoolcy, Hope; lime 10.03. 120-yard high hurdles — Choshier, YOLIIIK, Nashville; Rowe, HOJX-; time 16.7. Pule vault—Tollctl, Nashville; Berry of Hope, and Robinson of Nashville lied for second place. Height 10 feet. Discuss—Jones, Hope; Cheshicr, Darling, Nashville; distance. 109 fest HVi inches. No Ban Against Beer in White House, Says Nation's First Lady WASHINGTON.-(;p)-Mrs. Franklin D. Robseyelt Monday issued a statement saying there would be no ban against legalized beer in the White House. "I hope very much," she said, "that any change in legislation may tend to improve present conditions arid lead to greater temperance." «». She added that although she herself did not drink "anything with alcoholic content." "I should not dream of imposing my own' 7 convictions' on other people as long as they live up to the law of our land." No Liquor Leni Here, Tells 4 Paving Districts Pay Oiy Default But the 3 Pay ' Interest, Only Asking Postponement of. Principal Despite wide-spread tax delinquency and bond defaults over the United States, four of Hope's seven street im provement districts either have paid, or will pay, all interest and 'principal obligations Jailing due this spring. The seyein district groups represent a total bonded debt of approximately Vfc million dollars. '^ / A survey "by The. Star Monday showed that the other; three dis'.ricts while .defaulting>;on1ijHncU>aL retire-,, ment eitherWe paldf^RlPbTm^ to pay, the full interest obligation. How the Districts Stand The Star gathered the following information on the local districts Monday, most of the due-dates for the districts falling on either March 1 or April 1: Street Improvement District No. 7 and Curb & Gutter Improvement District No. 3 (South Elm street section) -paid. Street Improvement District No! 1 (downtown)—will pay. 'Street Imbrovement District No. 3 (East Second and Third streets' section)—will pay. Street Improvement District No. 6 and Curb & Gutter Improvement District No. 2 (Ward Two section)—paid. Default on Principal Districts which .cither have paid, or will bay, interest but arc unable to meet bond retrement on schedule, arc; Curb & Gutter Improvement District No. 1 (Hervey street)—paid interest only. Street Improvement District No. 9 and Curb & Gutter Improvement District No, 5 (North Elm street section and around city hall)—will propably pay interest, but no principal. Street Improvement District No. 11 and Curb & Gutter Improvement District No. 7 (South Main street)—will probably pay interest, no principal. 3 Englishmen Fly Over Mt Everest Daring Aviators Conquer Highest Mountain in the World BOMBAY, India.-(/P)—Mt. Everest, highest mountain in the world, was crossed by airplane Monday for the first lime in liistory. The Marquis of Clydesdale, Lieutenant-Colonel Blacker, and Flight Lieutenant Mclntyre, three daring Englishmen, achieved their goal of flying over the formidable peak, 29,141 feet abovp spa level. (Continued on page three) Toledo Terrorized by Crazy Axe-Man 4 Women Threatened, Child Attacked by Narcotic Addict TOtKDO, Ohio—(/P)—An apparently crazed knifc-wielder who attacked four women and a little girl was hunted relentlessly by police Monday. They expressed the belief that the man, who was described as about 30, had been smoking cigarettes filled with narcotics. Mrs. Charles Jacobs was stabbed by the assailant. He Asks Examination of This Term CHAPMAN~1N Hempstead Ui Obtaining Ban) In his message to J stead coUhty%faM; vening in Washing 'day, Judge Dexie'r/Bl.^ structed it to make all ii tigations as thordugT completely as possible, with the greatest ecoL-1- While the county has, ample 3 ; for all trials 1 of importance;, hV that the county did not havfei"" to throw away on' investiga the jury which are not Si He asked. municipal' and j _ the peace, courts to settle' allj' within their power, avoidingj'sej them to the circuit courtr ^'' *"" While liquor legislation, is.. in several states, Judge, Bush ed that Arkansas is "still 1 N^ and asked the jury "to trie cases just as it had, in the' Dave Wilson, Forttn Dave Wilson, of ColUmbuB^i lectca as foreman of the>jr jjaa: Following Judge Bush's* grand jury was dismissed>',! vene Tuesday morning.' Whether Charley tractor who turned recoup his fortune, will' to trial in circuit court msin'ed problematical .With several .states; ; for t custody^o|^ rn "'-- cision as to whom the desp be released. * ,-. v ^ • Sheriff John L. Wilson speht*B and Saturday in Little Bocl£1s ring with Chapman and, Arkansas;; Louisiana officers. The sheriff said Chapman' was y ing to "clear up everything in, Ark sas, but will go to the state-penitei tiarv for 199 years before 1 1 squeal/ ; anybody." Chapman said he was willing to^dpj "certain things*- to erase ''cririiinall charges against him. The sheriff> dei; clined to say what Chapman mea^t by saying he would do' "cerlaiF things." , ,' v"-'" 1 Chapman Recovering 1 •" Chapman is in the state prison covering from bullet wounds receive in a gun fight with officers near Va Buren. Sheriff Wilson said the^Jr 11 dit was still confined to his bed an was hardly able to walk. , -j '•'Y^ Chapman was the first, suspect.? ar^JI rested in the robbery bf the ~" tional Bank here February 23 $24,000 was taken. Officials of bank readily identified him by a j tograph furnished by a Burns, de tive agent. ' '(' i Charley Williams was the second ar-.."'' rested. He was captured in andria, La. Bank officials ident: him as one of the hold up men, is held in jail at Texarkana, ' Shu-ley Crank of Garland City, was the third arrested in connection with the robbery. He recently surrendered. Cank is charged with accessory after the fact in the robbery, and for harboring criminals. • ••» Roosevelt Has Put Over 7 Programs Delivers on Promife to'" "Put First Things First" in Congress WASHINGTON - <YP) — President Roosevelt in his inaugural address told the country he favored "putting of first things first" and also that hs wanted "action." Here is the record in order for the first month: Establishment of a firm federal cpii- trol over the banks of the nation. A slash in federal expenditures of more than $600,000,000 annually. Enactment of legislation authorizing 3.2 per cent beer. Authorization for creation of a "civilian conservation corps" to put 250,000 men at work in the forests Recommendation for federal control, over agriculture as a means of improving farm commodity prices. Approval of a pending bill for $500,000,000 direct grants to the states for unemployment relief. Her Stage Plots No Stranger Thau Her Own Love Tangle. The Exlra- orduwu-y Predicament of a Woman Playwright, Related in the American Weekly, the Magazine Distributed with KNOXVILLE, Tenu.—tittle Lee Case, three-year oW child of Mr- and Mrs. Carl Case, has discovered that eating nails is not so much fun. Mrs. Case saw Joyce playing with, two nails. Later she saw only oue JwUi and became alarmed. She rushed Joyce to the hospital where an 3£-r«y showed the aail in the child's sto«iaeh. next Sunday's Chicago Herald and I Special food* were fed Joyce i» WJ * -tt Examiner. —Adv. ] attempt to avoid an opei-atioii, ' vJ 4

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