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OPE STAR INT ADS v The more you tell, The quii&er you sell. 1 insertion, lOc per line Mf>JS minimum 30c W tl .These rates for consecutiv* L * *"* insertions. p-^ 3 inaertions, 6c per line i v ' minimum 50c -%4 | insertions, 5c per line ,;i"'7 minimum 90c '~'l- M insertions, 4c per line l " minimum $3.12 j.HtAverafe 514 words to the line) NOTE—Wmrt advertisements ac- ;cepted over the telephone may be charged with the understanding 1,'that toe bill is payable on presen- "tatian of statement, before the first jpUkation, t\l Phone 768 HELP WANTED ^ i { Wanted high class man represen fW* Farm Mutual Automobile In tfturapce Company sell casualty auto obile insurance. Company licensee 33f states, has highest rating, saves •buyer 35 to 50 per cent. Good propo- filtifaB. Write E. S. Barrentine, 211 f ,W«rt Second street, Little Rock, State FOR SALE Jette Davis Sets Style on Screen 'Ex Lady" Shows Studio Designs Forecasting on Fashions The stock market may be gradually creeping upwards, but Milady's even- ng gowns are reaching for a new low, according to the styles displayed in recent motion picture productions. Studio designers try to anticipate the trend of fashion as the gowns they design are fashioned many months before they reach the screen. One of the new types of low cut evening dress was made for Bette Davis in "Ex-Lady," now showing at the Saen- Bette, who was recently selected by a New Vork designer as one of the seven! smartest women of filmdom, wears in the picture a gown of pink mat crepe, with high beaded collar, cut to an extreme decolletage both under the arms and in the back. The front neckline, however, is high. In "Ex-Lady" Mass Davis has the role of a sophisticated young woman of the New York artist colony who scoffs at the conventions of marriage, believing that love can only last with freedom. The complications that arise through this mode of life forms a lively and entertaining subject for the screen. A.OTU.W.PaysIts First Local Claim ^ Ii0t 175x100 feet. With North and i South approach. West Third street. For * station. Phone 742-w. 2-26tc f OR SALE— Ford 2-door sedan, 1931 model. New tires, good condition. terms. A. M. Blevins. Phone I and 2 or call 480 2-3p _ Sweet Potato plants— wiwy Hall or Porto Rico. J1.25 per p- thousand. Mail your orders to reach m* by Friday. Orders filled Satur- 1 day in Hope. W. H, Gaines 212 South Main street, Hope, Arkansas. , Laredo, O-Too-Tan, Velvet Beans, ff Hegari, Sagram and Cane seed and' plants. Ornamental gold fish and sup- Monts Seed Store. 1-26 „ prices on shiners and gold fish. L'Jjfee Hoilis Luck. McPherson's Filling ', ^tation oil Fulton highway. 29-6c SALE OR TRADE *H$ee ifat hens and fryers. Prices 'lo^. We buy all kinds of poultry, eggs and hides. Hope Produce Co. " #4 South Main. 28-6c ~~"~ NOTICE Mrs. Lowella Nix Gets Check for $1,000 in Husband's Death PINE BLUFF, Ark.—A check for $1,000 was delivered by the A. O. U. W. of Kansas Monday to Mrs. Lowella Nix of Hope, widow of Alpha A. Nix, who died in that city on April 17th, as the result of injuries received in a nautomobile accident there on April 15. ... This is the first claim to be paid m Arkansas by the .A. O. U. W. of Kansas since it began operations in the state last September. Mr. Nix joined the Hope lodgt of the A. O. U. W. of Kansas on April 5. His application was approved by the grand medical examiner on April 12, and he was injured Saturday night, April 15, and died the following Monday. Exactly two weeks from his death his widow received a check for the full amount of his policy from J. B. Hargis, local A. O. U. W. deputy at Hope. flytor. MpWERS sharpened. R. L. 815 West Sixth street, Hope, 5 " 26 FOR RENT FOR RENT—Modern furnished duplex apartment, Fifth and Pine. Call Phone 114W. Annie Allen l-2tp. ' »l .!.'! ' — ' Bed room private entrance and bath. Garage. Gentleman preferred. Phone 655-W. 319 N. Elm. 2-3tc OUt OUR WAY **» By AHERN ' OUR BOARDtNG HOUSE X AM BUYING A Mffftftt CAfc ~ANO iVe MADS UP MY M\NO t \wewt PAY MOPE THAN 0 TOR FT BE ABLfcTO GfcT A t5R£TTV 6000 COW WILL -RUN WSNS ONE REFA\* «=> M OF TO ANOTHER ONE^AttAN DOOR , ANts KV4Oci-<e.o ft ovie.c? BROOM .' AN OLt>, DECREPIT t WOULDN'T BE SEEN tw'BEST A TORfcST TlRE/ E\L BUV A TOWN CAR ONE TH ACT GET OUT OF TOWN >.~X -X' -"^•-•^ • (8 ltJ3 »Y KCA StBVIcr, INC.'REO. l>, S.PAT. W, 6'Z, By MARTIN Willie Must Be Learning Something ! BOOTS AND HER BUDDIES COUttSt l.OA— «=MOClX.W>T Vt IU HOVJ ^OIK "MftW , VrtNVOit ? 0V COW VOCWEX ??????? VOO COOU5 REO. U. 3. P«T. Orr.lt) 1933 BY MEA SERVICE, INC.' By SMALL Right Back at Him ! SALESMAN SAM UMRE. RftCK CO'-,P.T To DO? UP TO ^00^ I'tt BRO».;e,tdOl /A/ ~W/s L.OVIN/ BABftCEG- DALEOSP LMEiVEPEO AOTCOC& , DUG-OUT, G-IR.DBRS, . ^ By CRANE / WEU, SPEAKovi A*eNe Vses, si*.HU. SIGN ( REAPN TO SVGM T«E wniCLeS,)-^—_,->^—11 x —• —i on AIM'T SE? ^/ I'LL \ S The Ultimatum! WASH TUBBS VJOT'S WORE, "le'RE STDWl 1 , AM 1 Trtt ONE O 1 Nf AS CLAIMS ME VJ/Va SNMIGHIED— BV THUNDER'. He's GUNNER. Tv\e L.WER STOMPEP VMMS D'SE HE'U ErWtR SIGN THE SHIP'S ARTICCES AN 1 6O TO WQRK »N FmtN STYLE* ORNE Km 8UNWW W6U. SPEND THE REST O' "THE *—i , ve BiAsres popos 1 . USSCN tb ME — I'M BARK, AN 1 I'LL STAND FER NO W.OOMIN' MONS6HSE t, r ncu. u. o. mi > ur r< ••§• Xpi O IBM BY NEA"SCRVICC, i By BLQSSER A Melodramatic Moment! FRECKLES AND HIS FRIENDS AYE-AYE-THERE, ) WHY, IT'S YOUR ME LAOS/.' _X UNCLE HARRY AMD BILLY BOWLE65 JUMPING JUPITER? A SURE. AM 1 VER THCTS A SU&MARIME. / RI6HT.'/ WHAT KIWD OF A GAME 15 COMIMG OFF "HERE ? SET HER DOWM, COMMODORE COMIU6 TO THE. SURFACED CLOSE AS THEV SEE A SU&MARIME &EFORE THEM AMD A SEAPLANE ABOVE THEM., FRECKLES AND HIS PARTY WATCH — AND WAIT BGWUEGS DROP DOWM TO •olGNAL FRECKLES, TO THE WDS BOAT// OF THE" WATER By COWAN Hilda Speaks Her Mind ! THE NEWFANGLES (Mom'n Pop) vou AVi' BE tAORE VAEV-P VA£,KE.V.T T\tA£ 1 COVAt! vNE ddtfl^,V TO&E-TVAE.R*. YES,AJMO SUE'S A.V4 EAR.FUU II THE. V4*SH YOU'D-TNLV- . TO E.KSUGM4- ft. Pny Cirtkr MitH IV, * A>£. " *? f •• * sw -V -. ; \>' J f 34—NUMBER 160 (API—MeiM A»«c)«ed Pr«M. (NBA)—Mtini N«w»p«p*f EnttrprlM Au'n. HOPE > ARKANSAS^EDNESDAY, MAlT 3,193S Here and There •Editorial By Alex. H, Washburn- A SIDE from its religious purpose, every Revival meeting affords a city the chance to see itself through the eyes of a visitor, The Rev, B, B. Crimm, as reported in today's Star, said Tuesday night that poker games are being maintained in Hope, and slot-machines are operated openly. '' Although many of this paper's policies bring It Into conflict with the Rev. Mr. Crimm, the public knows Where we stand on open gambling. This Is a liberal newspaper, opposed to oppressive restrictions which arc not absolutely demanded for the safety and well-being of the people. But we never have countenanced gambling. Two years ago we launched a crusade and expelled the sioi-machines from Hope. If they have come back it Isn't because the people don't know about it. And that, as the Rev. Mr. Crimm will probably tell them, is between them and their Maker. XXX The greatest benefit civilization has bestowed on the 20th century is the ree medical examination of children about to enter the public schools. Hope's public clinic will be held all day Friday at the city hall, local phy- Smith Following Federal Practice on State Expense All Voucher* Must Be "Laid on Comptroller's Table" for S Days NOTIFIES GOVERNOR When Expenses Are Over ReVenues the Executive Can Retrench 1 LITTLE ROCK — (/P) — What has been accomplished nationally by the director of budget is fast becoming order in Arkansas' state government through laws that gave the state comptroller at least the advisory power to control expenditures. For the first time in the state's history, all vouchers for expenditures must be "laid upon the table" in State Comptroller Griffin Smith's office for five days. This procedure is designed to keep the comptroller posted each day on the appropriation balances for each department. Under the same law— the pre-audit .act—the comptroller is directed to keep the governor posted as to the treasury balances, and to make estimates of available revenues. In event the cash, or anticipated revenues, are insufficient to pay appropriations, then it becomes the comptroller's duty to notify thp governor, who may slash the general rev. cnue fund appropriations in an amount to bring them within.- the revenues.-'' '\ M~ VjT^..^~-' Vigorous Action The pre-audit law already has brought changes in the procedure of state departments, and it has been invoked in its more severe provisions once. That was when Governor Futrell by executive order trimmed the general revenue fund appropriations $200 000, to bring them within the anticipated revenue of $300,000 for the last three months of this fiscal year, new system started April 1, and that time all vouchers—for what, ever sum or purpose—have been submitted to the comptroller. One of the requirements laid down by Mr. Smith is that receipts must be attached to vouchers before they are approved by him. Tliis requirement has been met generally, he said, but since disbursing agents under the old system were in the habit of merely typing the vouchers and sending them through the auditor's office for warrants, it has been hard for some of them to get the new habit. This has resulted, Mr. Smith said, in having their vouchers hold up temporarily. 1'asscs on Vouchers Only During the first few days of April Mr. Smith said he was called upon frequently for information as to whether he would approve a voucher if drawn. Invariably, he said, he has insisted that he would withhold approval of any transaction —* !1 ' " sicians co-operating with Miss Flora Cotton, county nurse. Adults of this generation recall that jad eyes and ears and teeth were seldom discovered until children were :ar into' their common-school educa- ion. Today medicine seeks to give every child an equal chance. And rcely offered, It should be widely accepted. XXX With cotton well above 8 cents, Ar- ..ansas receives the additional welcome news that Little Rock's banking fraternity has finally reorganized and returned to normal business. Although our own community came through the banking crisis with flying colors we can't discount the fact that Little Rock has delayed a more general recovery throughout Arkansas. The capital city held 10 per cent of all the bank deposits in the state. Its per capita wealth is, twice the Arkansas averagei No state , could look confidently to the future with such a situation existing at its trade center, > ; Today the situation is cleared ^up. Cotton: Ifl/dose td 'last Auyust's boom until the I -: ^^ -.^^^^ ^^ - .|_^ ^^g^m.m~.. ^g|^ . mk HM NFL ATI ON Forged Warrant Is Found by State, Convict Suspected Furloughed for Tuberculosis, Warrant Made i Payable to Him SIGNATURES DENIED Hocit*banks are open —and 1933 is going to tell a diferent story from recent years. Cincinnatian New Treasurer of U. S. W. A. Jilian, Ex-Shoe Manufacturer, Accepts Appointment CINCINNATI, Ohio.- (ff>) — W. A. Jilian, retired Cincinnati shoe manufacturer and Ohio member of the Democratic National Committee, Wednesday announced his acceptance of the post of treasurer of the United Governor Futrell's Name on Warrant Discovered I, to Be False Forged Warrant LITTLE ROCK — (ff) — State Auditor J. Oscar Humphrey Wednesday branded as a forgery a warrant for $156. 77 drawn on the penitentiary fund and made payable to Willis E. Hirsch, which had been presented to the treasurer for payment but refused- The warrant was endorsed as approval under the signature "J. M. Futrell," but the governor said this signature was a forgery. A hurried investigation revealed that Hirsch, who was sentenced several months ago to 9 years' imprisonment for forgery and uttering, had been given a 30 r day furlough to allow him to be treated for tuberculosis. Humphrey said this was the third warrant turned down as a forgery within the past two days, although the warrants were not available at'his office Wednesday for comparison. The $156.77 warrant is signed "R. R. Rice, disturbsing agent" and in addition to Hirsch's name, the warrant bears the name "Henry Goldman" as an endorsement. The warrant was cleared through .the Mercantile-Commerce Trust comr pany of St. Louis, and was presented to-the treasury in Wednesday morning's clearances. Today's Statgraph U.& WHEAT CHOPS' GOMPAfSED Repeal Opponents to Meet Sunday Church Leaders Called to Hope City Hall 3 P. M. Sunday A mass meeting of all temperance workers and advocates is called at Hope city hall at 3 p. m. Sunday, May 7. The Rev. Rex B. Wilkes, pastor of the Methodist church at Gurdon, will be the main speaker. His subject will be: "Why I Am Opposed to Repeal of the 13th amendment." Dr. 'Wilkes was one of the leading temperance workers ip Texas when that state went dry, long before the 18th amendment was ratified. The public is invited to hear this leader. At this meeting the County Unit Against Repeal will be set up and pul in action. All the churches of the county are invited to attend and participate in the deliberations of this meeting.' Pastors of all the churches of the county are Urged to attend and as far as\possibW, secure delegations' of memWSrft-fJfItheir churcheiTV States, voucher is proper form had reacher i sonic cases, the requirement that ..eipts be attached to the voucher has caused some inconvenience. For instance, officials wishing to buy stamps for their departments musi lend the cash to the state for five days. The capiol postoffice sub-station will not sign receipts for stamps on the mere evidence of a voucher. The governor's office, incidentally, was the first department to feel the effects of this requirement. Emmet Seniors to Graduate Friday Class Day Exercises Thursday—Commencement Friday Night Class clay exercises for the graduating class of Emmet High School will be held at 7:30 o'clock Thursday night at the school auditorium, followed by the graduation program at the same hour Friday .night. Diplomas will be presented by Superintendent E. A. Baker Friday night, the program, Jewell Garrett will _ ver the valedictory address, and Era Wells the salutatory. The commencement speaker will be Alex. H. Washburn, publisher of Hope Star. Negro Quartets.to Compete Wednesday A quartet contest among the negro singrrs of Hope will be held Wednesday night at Yerger High School. The leading quartets of the city will compete. A small admission will be charged. The money will be use4 to purchase athletic equipment for the negro schooj. Joseph V. McKee Quits NJ. Politics Reform Mayor Leaves Public Life for Presidency of Bank NEW YORK.—(/I 5 )—Joseph V. McKee, who succeeded James J. Walker for a brief period as mayor of New York and who was the chief hope of the anti-Tammany forces in the November election, renounced his political career Wednesday to accept the presidency of the Title Guaranty & Trust Co. 2 Convicts Slain in Attempt at "Break" SUGARLAND, Tex.—(/P)—Two convicts were killed at Harlem state prison Wednesday while attempting to rush the guards and seize their guns, Miller Assessor Dies in Collision B. Booker Killed, Chas. Mobley, 2 Others Are Injured TEXARKANA—Blanton Booker, 30, Miller county tax assessor, was killed instantly at 5 p. m. Tuesday as the turned which he was riding over- on the Mindcn-Shreveport, La., highway at a point about 10 miles cast of Shrcvcport. Three other Texarkanians were injured slightly. They are Charles Mobley, Runnels Will's and Paul Reverra, Jr. The accident was reported to have occurred when the Texarkanians' automobile sideswpied another driven by a woman which had been stopped on the highway preparatory to making a left hand turn. Both cars were proceeding in the same direction. Charles Mobley is well known in Hope, having formerly been employed here. FLAPPER FANNY SAYS: RCQ. U. B. PAT. OFF. Daylight saving is just a waste of Uww to young lovers. Pastor to Appeal Wife's Judgment Rev. O. D. Baltzly Loses $12,500 Award at Omaha, Neb. OMAHA, Neb. — (/P)—The end of litigation involving affections of the Rev. Oliver D. Baltzly, 61, was not in sight Tuesday night .after a district court jury had awarded his divorced wife $12,500 in a suit brought against Miss Gertrude Gruenig, 39. Mrs. Baltzly, now a resident of Long Beach, Cal., had sought $50,000 from the Omaha woman, alleging she alienated the love of her husband before their divorce at Hot Springs, Ark., in 1931. As the jury concluded its report Harry Fischer, attorney for Miss Gruenig, announced he would file a motion for a new trial und, failing in that, would appeal to the Nebraska Supreme Court. G. H. Turner Given Post in Oklahoma Frisco Promotes Local Agent to Chief Position at Ardmore G. H. Turner, who has been located in Hope as local freight and passenger agent for the Frisco railroad during the past 11 years, has been appointed general agent in Ardmore, Okla. Mr. Turner will go to his new appointment Thursday. His successor in Hope has not been announced. Musical Program forB.&P.W.Glub Mrs. Ralph Routon, Miss Beryl Henry Are Joint Hostesses . Mrs. Ralph Routon and Miss Bery Henry were hostesses to the Hope B. & P. W. Club at the home of Mrs Routon on North Hervey street Tues day night. The reception rooms were gay with quantities of gorgeous roses and the dining table was centered with a basket of lovely syringa. Since this is national music week the hostesses presented an appropriate program. Mrs. Routon is a musician md composed of more than local note and Miss Henry, for several years, has furthered the cause of music in the Hope public, schools of which she is superintendent. Miss Martha Jean Winburn, of Hope High School faculty, reviewed an article, "Music, Now More Than Ever," by the Treasury William H. Woodin, which is featured in the current issue of Etude. Mr. Woodin's musical activities are receiving much attention at this time and he called attention in the article he wrote for Etude that many of the morld's most successful business and professional men have chosen music for their avocation. Following her discussion, Miss Winburn sang "Songs My Mother Taught Me," (Dvorak), and "Calm as the Night," (Bohm). Mrs. Routon accompanied at the piano. Poker, Booze and Dancing Flay ed by Crimm-Charge« 5 Poker Games Operating in City of Hope A T TACKSjfE PE ALER Evangelist Denounces Bridge Clubs With Brew in Refrigerator , A* record-breaking crowd that filled every available seat in the tabernacle turned out Tuesday night to hear Evangelist B. B. Crimm preach on the subject, "The City of Hope Sold out to the Devil, hook lin and sinker; lock, stock ani barrel; and ramrod and cam. 1 ,ISoon after the song services were Over the evangelist mounted the platform and expressed appreciation for the good time he has had while in Hope. Te announced his subject, saying it would be "warm" but would be only an "introduction to what I'm go- ing'to preach about Wednesday night." Collections plates :were _ through the audience. The Rev. Mr. Crimm : told his congregation that onyone couldn't drop money it it "just sriit in the pan-don't let it go by." lie said Thursday night would be penny night, "and I want all the old maids in Hope to be here. If you don't want to contribute a penny for every year you are/old," just .drop in a dolar and that will bo all right." The City "Sold Out" Launching into his subject, the Hev. Mr. Crimm related the stdry.'of Jacob a|»d Esau. He said Esau .. "sold his birthright for a mess of pottage; just -tK, peWfrom tnMt^moip^*bave sold, our to satisfy their passions, desires Miss Henry Hope pianist, introduced a young Miss Harriett Anne Break on Inflation Carries in byVoteof: Stocks Aga IT U- -1- I .111. f" " Measure Goes ^6 Conference; Ha*! ed Both He corrdi G. O. P. Hold. Up Shoalt Vote, But ate Win Inflation's blttcrst foe and stoutest champion are show here as,they explained their widely Utvergent views when the V. S. went off the gold standard. , Left—Senator Hamilton F. Kean of New Jeney, opponent. Right—Senior Elmer Thomas of Oklahoma around whose proposal the Inflation control bill was drafted. Federal Budget Pritchard, who played McFaddin's "Nocturne" and, for an encore, "The Butterfly," by Merkel. "I Hear a Thrush at Eve," (Cadman) was chosen by Miss Evelyn Murph, a dramatic soprano, whose voice possesses a quality and timbre which portends a most successful future. Joyce Kilmer's "Trees" was her encore number. She, too, was accompanied by Mrs. Routon. As the concluding feature of the program, Miss Henry presented Miss Lynn Bay less, a junior pianist, who has won recognition in recent music contests. Miss Bayless played "The Fountain," by Bowman, and Wach's "In a Whirl," which won for her honors at Magnolia in the district contests there last week. Miss Maude Lipscomb, president, presided over the business session of the club. Miss Beryl Henry, secretary, read the minutes of the last meeting, and called the roll. Miss Jean.Laseter gave reports of the recent state convention in Russellville and of a luncheon given in honor of Mrs. Celine McDonald Bowman, president of the National Federation of B. & P. W. clubs, at Texarkana, April 25. It was voted to assist in a financial way with the playground movement and it was announced that the playground would open at Fair park. June , with Mrs. Charles Wilkln, supervisor. and sinful appetites." Continuing, the evangelist asked his audience 1 the pertinent question, "What have you sold out for?" , "Many ; of you. have sold out foi cussin'. If I were talking to college graduates I'd say 'cursing.' Cussin' is the; cheapest, most vulgar and despic able sini in the catalogue. It doesn]' mean 'you are smart or brave ,i means that you are ignorant and a low-brow coward taking advantage o a great and merciful God.' In thi sight of God, cursing is worse thai murder, stealing arid adultery. Gpd in His commandments gave specia emphasis and judgment to the sin o cursing. Cursing is a sin against man society and God. Every day that have been in this city I have heard someone cuss." Sabbath-Breakers "Sold out for Sabbath-Breaking— God said; remember the Sabbath day o keep it holy. Breaking the Sabbath reminds me of that bunch of hood- urns who almost yelled their heads off at the ball game Sunday. Then _ drove down town and saw automo- >iles parked for three blocks around he theater. "It is my conviction that if you break God's holy day by going to Sunday shows, ball games, play golf or play bridge, it is as bad as stealing or adultry. If you can't show me I'm wrong about that then I'll fight it until hell freezes over." Five Poker Games 'Sold out for Gambling—There are [ive poker games that run wide open in this city every day, One is in a professional man's office, another is in prominent place of business, and there's three more scattered about the city. The women even gamble. I'd rather be a negro crap-shooter than a high-brow woman who plays bridge for-money, Hope has its pool halls, the slot machines and domino parlors. That's gambling, I'm right and I dare you to say I'm wrong. Thar's squirrels in them thar holes. The old cowboy is gettin' on a hot trail now. "The man who will gamble will steal a nickel off a dead negro's eye anc think he's got a bargain. Do you hear me. All you gamblers here? God save the future generation from the she and he gamblers of this town Revenue of $2,200,000,000 Against Expense of 2,320,000,000 WASHINGTON— President Roosevelt and Lewis Douglas director of the budget, have brought next year's government budget within 120 million dollars of balancing. This disclosure was made Wednesday in high quarters with the informa- tion'that the president is relying on a "hard-boiled" basis in making his caluclations. He asumes taxes/ will bring .in no more next year.than they have .this year. On this .estimate he figures receipts next year will be 2 billion 200 million, against expenditures of 2 billion 320 million. The total.shows a.cut of almost 1 billion dollars under the current budget. _.•..'•. French Flan Reprisal PARIS, France— (#>)—The ministry of finance has prepared a plan to im- pose''shortly a 15 per cent surtax on American goods, to be made effective when the dollar approaches 20 francs, which officials'expect as it continues its downward trend. (Continued on page four) Hope Firemen Cut, to $10 Per Mo TT ZXOilill VJ J. \Ai1 'STSKl Over the last hill/the velt inflation progratrijii accompanying far-read farm aid . bill speeded; Wednesday toward fi actment. A one sided vote,' 307J pronounced the house's'^ whelming endorsement, of f monetary program. ••'«<" Without a roll'call, the farm _ v which inflation is attached went;; t then to a* conference with'the sena; where an adjustment of ; d between the two hooses is* quickly. " ' While this verdict was __. in the house, the senate weiii its Muscle Shoals debate, ,'v Republicans speeches delaying? evitable passage of the nw vote, however, was hopecU nesday night. •> - • ^ Stocks Up, Cotton NEW YORK—(>P)—*!*» -,nation action Wednesday* . „ fresh buying into the»stbclclnd|( modify markets, shares H«a««*" I,to $2 a share, on the Ex J , • July cotton futures fc up 2'points from Tuesday'!* i =^.ii 'Wt-A. iffiMttlMM Probe of Gambling Devices Ordered by Council Tuesday Night . In an effort to curtail expenses of the Hope Fire'Department,,the city council Tuesday night passed a resolution cutting firemen to $10 > per month, instead of so much per fire. The- .fire chief will .receive $15 per month under the new. ruling. All bills presented to the council were'passed on. An; application to install gasoline tanks and pumps was granted jhe Hope; Independent -Ice corporation. The. council'passed' a resolution to have the city, attorney and one alderman investigate all gambling devices in the city, and make a report at the next meeting. • ' Cotton's advance' "dv close to an average net ( cents a bale. , '' .!-,,. The leading stock issues ch' about uncertainly most of the with realizing beginning early in of the recent favorites. , •"• Railroad Shares Slip. The carriers apparently ,weref"' able to follow through on,theHvspW| of Tuesday, notwithstanding the' ugj turn in freight traffic and Ip business reports. While many other stocks' the metals came into the last half hour. Some commodity issues inflationary possibilities. , Stocks That Gained Gains of around a point to as as two points, included: 3 v*-* Goodyear, Anaconda, Kennecotjklln- ternational Nickel, Radio, Anr Smeling, Case, Johns'.ManvUle, Gambling is dishonest,. It robs the family of what is rightfully theirs "Some of our front rooms in 'this city are gambling halls. They call ii bridge. You'll find itheir ice-boxes are full of brew. Hits Vice-President "Sold out for Booze—I haven't been on the streets here a single day unless I saw some old sot staggering along. I've seen more drunks here in 10 days than I have in the last 10 years. I'm against the bootleggers as far as from the negro booze seller in Hope to John Garner in Washington, D. C. I hate them all. We have 25 bootleggers in this crowd tonight. The country will be 1,000 times worse off if liquor comes back. This new 3.2 beer is about as strong as that we had before the war. Yet some of you tin- horned, pecker-wood politicians want it because you say you've got to follow your party leaders, "The church member who Will vote for it hasn't got as much brains as the (Continued on page four) Gasoline Decline Is Heaviest Here Consumption Off 22.2 % Last Year—6.7 % First of 1933 LITTLE ROCK — Consumption of .gasoline in Arkansas last year, as compared with that of 1931, decreased 22.2 per cent, which was the highest rate of decrease in the United States, it was shown in a statement released Tuesday by the United States Bureau of Public Roads. The average tax rate was 3.6 cents a gallon and the decrease in consump. tion~!or the country as a whole was 7.5 per cent. Five states had a six-cent tax, with (decreases in consumption ranging from 7.2 per cent to 22,2 per cent. Seven states had a five-cent tax, wi.th decreases in consumption ranging from 4.7 per cent to 17.7 per cent Seventeen state? had a four.cent .tax with consumption ranging from an increase of .9 of one per cent to a decrease of 14.1 per cent. Twelve states had a tax rate of three cents an ddecreases ranging from 1.4 .'per cent to 17.9 per cent. Three states ha.d a tax rate of two- cents and decreases ranging from .9 of one per cent to 2.8 per cent. Gasoline tax collections in Arkansas during the first four months of this year totaled $1,743.748.83, compared with $1,868,767,74 during the first four month of Isist year, a drop of 6.7 per cent,, it was said at the State Revenue Department;. Truck With Beer Is Halted in Hope But Only for Damage Suit •—Its Cargo Proves to Be Near-Beer -f( A beer-laden truck, with 200 cases, was halted here Wednesday—but not for transporting 3.2 par cent beer. The 200 cases contained near-beer, legally sold throughout the United States. The alcoholic content of the near-beer is one-half of one per cent. The truck was detained by Deputy Sheriff Allen Shipp, who served an attachment paper on the owner. Several weeks ago the truck crashed into a car owned by Cecil Weaver. No with damage settlement was made Mr. Weaver, When the truck came through Hope it was halted. Mr. Weaver and the owner were to come to a settlement on the damaged car Wednesday. The truck, owned by Barker Transfer company of Shreveport, was en route to Hot Springs. North Little Rock Banks in Merger Argenta Institutions to Reppen as One New Bank rich, Cerro de Pasco, and Public vice of New Jersey. Slight Losses Among the principal losers point or more were: United States SCeel, Santa Fe, N' York Central, Southern Pacific, Sts dard Oil of California, and gtandant of New Jersey. . Union Pacific and Delaware Si HV son dropped about ttiree points ea.e Country School ElectioiiMay 1 Number of Directors duced From 6 to 5 ai 3 This Year LITTLE ROCK.—(fl 5 )—Voters in ru- - ral school districts will elect directors, May 20, and in every district the num<; r ber of directors has been reduced frorn^ six* The 1933 legislature reduced totfiree* the number of directors in districts^ having less than 150 pupils, and W ' other rural districts, the number to Pft elected is now five. Approximately half of the WWj school districts in rural sections Will elect only three directors, the state department'of education has revealed. Tickets for the annual rural school elections closed yesterday. LITTLE ROCK.—Announcement of the merger of the Twin City bank and the Bank of Commerce of North Little Rock, subject to approval of a loan from the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, was made Tuesday, The new institution will be known as the Twin City Savings bank and will occupy the present building of the Tvsrin City bank, Second and Main street?. Plans fop the merged institution have been approved by Bank Conunis- sipner at Harvich, Mass. McMath Taken by Ruse From School HARWICH, Mass.— (IP)— Police Wednesday searched Cape Cod and central Massachusetts for the kidnapers of 10-year-old Margaret while hev father, Neil C. . formerly of Detroit and member of a wealihy and socally prominent fa reiterated his willingness to pay, abductors to the limit of hjs a. 1 " The little girl was kidnaped. the abductors wiled for few »t Tuesday, after -« u . ing to be taw her father asking she be dismissed.

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