..... -•**** A-AS* MC UHI lj- «.r* MM in Mtittf ftttttit NUMBEiR 58 (API—M««t AMyeHwd (NBA)—M«ini N«w*p«p»r Enterprise A»»'n. HOPE, ARKANSAS, Sur of Hope founded 1899; Hope D«lly Pte»», H*Pt our, DEC7MBER 21, 1931 SLAYER OF OFFICER r"**" ;''— ' —— ' • • — .mi •' - - ..:.,••.:•..•>!. .J.L.-.-. .— , .. •.• . • . •....— ; [3 Suspects Held For Questioning in Murderof Sheriff [Arrested at Batesville as Car Resembles Ban dit Machine [PLAN TO"rU)B BANK Posse Find Hiding Place Formerly Occupied by Wouldbe Robbers BATESVILLE, Ark.-(/p)-Two men iand a.woman were detained for ques- j tlonlng in connection with the slay- Mng of Sheriff C. R. Kelly, of West plains, Mo., Saturday. A red sedan automobile in which hcy were traveling was responsible for their detention as the car cor- fresponded to that involved in the in- postlgatlon. I Missouri officers are en route here Flo view^the suspects. Youth Is Arrested -. WEST PLAINS, Mo.-(/P)-That the men who killed Sheriff C. Roy Kelly I here Saturday had planned to hold i tip the First National bank and were |connected with a Tulsa, Okla., bandit ang was established Sunday when a sse discovered andTaided a hideout hich the gang apparently had estab- sihed in the hills two miles south of IThayer, Mo. I A plan of the interior of the First ^National .bank was found in the house. !>e -banltfts the largest in this section the state. Folij» have not investigated a youth vin^ the, name of Robert Gross, held ttmnectlon with the slaying because was in the car with the,men wKo the sheriff. Gross said he* knew ing of the. characteiv.of the per' traveling witiTas he had Santa Letters Move Wanderer to Write Unemployed Newspaper Man Pauses Sunday in Hope and Ponders Over Message That Youngsters Have Sent to Saint Nick—About a Mighty Faith and a Great Fear. L up ( hy:thejn_^lle hitch Springfield, Mo. vr ; " '^ x'' f" :rsl E. V. Gross, ofMemphis, Tenn. clephoned the chief, of police here Saturday'night and inquired about the JroUth. Officers told her ""they were [jhvcsigating his identity. Several busl- men from Paragould'.'Ark., came West Plains to provide bond for he youth, who, they said, was Robert Soss, representative of the Circulation epartment of a Memphis (Tenn.) newspaper and a freshman at Arkanas A. and M. College al Jonesboro. [Bird Roofing Car on Display Here Manufacturing Firm Was Founded When Washington Was President An innovation in roofing displays was seen for the first time in Hope | when Bird & Son's Expando Demonstration Car visited the yard, of their 1 local dealer, the Hope Retail Lumber Yard, on Monday, and gave a demon- I stration before the lumber yard's or- k ganization and a number of contract; and architects. G. Wikelund, facotry representative jfrorn the Chicago office, brought the par to Hope early Monday from [Jhreyeport. He was met here by B. Jorris, of Little Rock, state represen. ative for Bird & Son, and both men landled the demonstration. I The car—silver with Blue and Red ettering—travels on the highway at ender width, and when a display is be made the driver moves a single |ver and electric power expands the dy in ten seconds to nearly twice is former width. Another movement the lever and it is closed again. (.When the car is expanded the in- erior forms a spacious salesroom in is displayed the entire line oi lird Asphalt Roofings in a manner pat enables one to visualize each type : shingle and' roofing as it would ap- par on the roof, and their Art-Brie |iding on the wall. Special exhibits holographs, etc. show just how Bird cfings are made, and an experienced pofing man travels with the car tc questions pertaining to their panufacture and application. 1 Although this type of car has been sed by Marshall Field & Co. and by bveral wholesale grocery companies, gird & Son are the first to use it in i roofing field, and they are operat: four of the mat the present time. Bird & Son is one of the oldest con- rns in the U. S. having been estab- hed in 1795—when George Washing- pn was president, and this new fea- lure is in keeping with their general ipirit of progressiveness. Besides As- alt Roofing Products they manufacture Neponset Floor Covering, Building Papers, Cartons, Cartridge Paper, Asphalt Sidings, Paper Mill achinery, etc., and have plants in the east, Canada and Chicago. Mr. Harbin of the Hope Retail Lum- fber Yard says that samples of Bird (Roofs are on display in their office land that there is a Bird Roof for cv- typ? of building. Editor's Note: I bought dinner /o a tuanrtcrinf/ newspaper man Sunday night —and in return he wrote this story unsolicited. The Star had just finished printing its Santa Claus letters in (He week end edition, and looking over -all 1< columns o/ them mv visitor uias mov ed to pity, and began u>rlttn0. 1, standing at the other side of the room, marueled at this figure* whom the Depression had brought to mj/ door. Unconscious of the pity he himself aroused, he had time to pity others. I thought he was resourceful and courageous. He had worked in big cities. He seemed quite competent. You, read- nd his story bclotu, may judge for yourself. The world has many competent men and women out of work today. Ana some are resourceful and courageous. On Christmas Eve they seem like good soldiers, singing a mournful song, marching along to a hoped-for Better Day. If you cherish your country, you will remember with a humble ami contrite spirit Christmas week. ,,Told by a Wanderer ' Santa Claus, of course, will read each of the 320 letters from children to him published in the Hope Star Saturday. It would, do good to the rest of the older^Jks if they would read them. TnejfJlfeach sermons listened to once' and" now forgot. In them are the hearts of children. They tell a certain faith—and a great fear. The children are afraid Santa wilt forget. He h as so much to do. "And, please, Santa, don't forget ' '. . . v.».v ( ; ; . ,.,'•',' • v It rtjhsrnhrotiglN" till tBB" letters— ;,'Don''t' fdrget." "Don't forget." "Don't forget," But' it is not themselves the children fear Santa will forget. They know he'll take care of them; all that's necessary is to let him-know what they want. So, having done thai, the litlle lellers take up the burdon of some who are not ( so close to Santa Claus as are the writers. Listen to themi "Don't forget my .little brother and sister." "Don't forget my little friend." "Don't forget my mother and daddy." "Don't, forgel Johnnie and Grandma." "Don't ' forget my little nieces." One little girl cautions that "daddy and mother" must not be forgot and adds: "And don't forget me." Remember 1 the Poor And again and again and again the writers themselves .forget self, saying: "Don't forget the little poor children." "Don't forget all the other little boys and girls." "Don't forget all the little orphan children," They want so little, these little people. All one girl asks is: "A doll, apples, oranges- and candy." With a world so full of beautiful things, these will do. "A doll, a doll buggy and candy" will do another. A third wants only "a pair of socks and a football." A fourth asks only for a "doll and a purse." . •. i , So many want practical things. 3oy asks a "dinner pail," adding, fear he may want too much, "som candy and nuls." Olhers lisl sweater," a "pair of gloves," som 'rompers," a "pair of boots," a "pa of shoes" and "some hose," a "ne 1 dress" and a "new tarn," a "raincoat, a "raincoat and cap and pair o shoes." The children's letters shame ,'thos who demand of life thai our day|. b "illed according to our own minut ipecifications. Listen: • A girl writes simply: "I would l|k for you to bring me something nic for ChrlBtntes," and signs her name "content; X' boy"concludes: •|']?rlrigTn "anything'\you think I need." : v The Reward of the Good Santa is reminded, of course, tha the writers have been good little boy and girls this last year. Bui many o Ihe writers, exactly like the olde (Continued on Page Six) Prompt Action on Hoover Proposal Consideration to Begin on Reconstruction Corporation After Holidays WASHINGTON.-(/P)-Senatc leaders of both parties assured President I Hoover Monday at a White House conference of prompt action on behalf of a billion dollar reconstruction corporation after the Christmas holidays. The president urged the earliest consideration of this measure by which he hopes to bolster national prosperity. School Girl Found In Hotel Monday Missing Since Last Thursday From Her Home in Philadelphia PHILADELPHIA, F'a.-(/P)—Virginia Pcnficld, msLt:ng 15-year-old school girl, wh odisappcared here last Thursday was found Monday at the Nar- ragansel Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island. Her father has been advised thai she arrived there dazed and ill. FLAPPER FANNY SAYS: HEQ. U. S. PAT. Off. ONCA A girl doesn't b"-vt to be a good liu u tu cut u pix-lly fh/urc. Many New Cotton Uses Discovered Range From Menus to Highway Materials, G. A. Sloan Reports NEW YORK.— (ff)— New u s es which he said would result in "effecing greater consumption of cotton with enduring benefit to American cotton growers and manufacturers," were outlined Sunday by George A. Sloan, president of the Cotton-Textile Institute. "Although American cotton manufacturers, at great expense, have pioneered development of new uses during the past five years," he said, "the results of their studies in this country arc available to consumers of cotton in Europe, South America, Canada and the Far East. The quest of new uses has developed into a world-wide movement with an increasingly helpful influence to be anticipated there- from." The progress made in styling and designing American cotton fabrics resulted, he said, in the acceptance recently by the Victoria and Albert Muin London of a group of decorative cottons made in the United States. An exhibit of newly-developed adaptations of various cotton fabrics For apparel, household and industrial purposes was sent on a tour of textile centers in England, France, Holland, Switzerland, Egypt and Spain this year. Among the new uses of cotton evolved in the United State s and adopted for commercial use abroad he listed fabrics for letterheads, advertising brochures, menus, radio broadcasting manuscripts, and programs of all sorts. Decorative possibilities of wall paneling through use 'of thin veneers of five woods mounted on layers of cotton shepting have aroused foreign interest. Use of cotton fabrics in construction of roads, experiments in which were conducted n Texas and South Carolina, he s aid, has been investigated thoroughly in Spain, Germany, India, Egypt and England. In England, an actual construction for test purposes was completed this year in the borough of Burnley. Lancashire. Europe, likewise has contributed constructive ideas that have helped Stimulate public interest in the United States, he said. French fashion experts have designed women's apparel of cotton and cotton crash end denim tiou- novelty jackets and lounging Two Brothers Held Following Attempt To Burglarize Store Men Refuse to Admit Being Connected With Robbery Try EFFORT FRUSTRATED v • - • ' • Merchandise of Store Is Piled on Platform When Discovered ' ATLANTA, Texas.—J. Z. and Sam Starnes, brothers, believed to be, from Dallas, were held in the Cass county jail at Linden Sunday in connection with an attempted burglary. of/-the Howe Wholesale Grocery company here late Saturday night in which three men participated. Cass county officers were seeking a third man who escaped 'from the building under a hail of bullets fired by Lee Jett, night watchman, and Deputy Sheriff John Baucum.- Saw Burglars •'-' The attempted burglary was frustrated by Jett and Baucum who hur- •ied to the building after receiving a tlephone call from Raymond Hughes of the Hughes Mercantile company, who saw one of theJiurglars pry open a back door of the^building.' Only one of the men entered the store while-the others stood guard on a platform outside. A large quantity of various kinds of merchandise had been piled on the platform and the three were irt the act of loading it into a small truck when the .officers • arrived. One of the men leaped into an automobile parked at the edge of the platform, another ran from the store and the third dashed from the building Upder fire of the officers. } Sam Starnes'~was. arrested /as;. walked ;down the MtJfchway' tov Linden by City Marshal Ludie Roberts accompanied by" T. A. ' Howe, owner of the grocery store. His brother was taken into custody by Sheriff Nat Curtwright who stopped his car shortly before he arrived in Linden.. Sheriff Curtwright said both the truck and the automobile bore fictitious Dallas licenses and the motor numbers had been chiseled off. ^either of the men, he said, would admit any connection with the attempted burglary. Marjorie, New Hubby in Florida Man Who Shot Constable Last Week Is Slai ..Jarjorie Rambeau, movie actress, shown above with her new husband, Frahcis'A. GUdger, retired capitalst i,is honeymooning at Sebring, Fla., where the;icouple plan tb make their winter home. Marjorie announced that she waslcompletely and definitely through with the screen and the stage. sers, robes for men. German manufacturers visi'ed the United States tp exchange ideas for praeibal methods of procedure. Grape Cuttings at Cost From State Experiment Farm to Distribute Several Thousand, Ware Announces The Fruit and Truck Branch Ex- pcrimenl Slation is planning to dis- ribute several thousand pruned grape cuttings at actual cost among the 'armers of South Arkansas, according o G. W. Ware, assistant director in charge of the station. Collections were distributed among 700 farmers of the tate last year. Seventy-five varieties of American and European grapes are being grown on the station under similar con- litions, to determine which are best idapted for home and commercial use. A lotal of 20 or 30 cuttings from five ir more of the leading varieties of [rapes will be mailed to any person desiring them. Twenty-five cents in oinlir slamps should accompany the equest to cover the cost of making tie cultings, labeling, inspection, racking and postage. The collection will include several different kinds of rapes maturing at different times f the year. With ordinary results, Ihe verage person should be able lo es- ablish a suitable home vineyard from lis collection. Instructions showing ow to root and care for the cuttings /ill accompany each shipment. One ear is required to properly root Ihe ultings, after which time they can be permanently set. Several grape varieties have done well on the station at Hope. Results for the last two or three years show the leaders in quality and production to be Hubbard, Herbert, Campbell's Early, August Giant, Early Daisy, Niagara, Auguslina, Lasl Rose, Ellen Scolt and Delaware, states Sam Dam- cron, technical assistant, who has kept records on all varieties. Concord has been a good yielder, but because of uneven ripening, other varieties are preferable. Persons desiring grape cuttings are urged to request same from the Fruit and Truck Branch Experiment Station .at Hope, immediately. Famous Captain of Ouachita Dead Capt L. V. Cooley, Who .•Spent Life on Rivers, Dies Saturday , C^MDEN-Cap.t L. V. Cooley, aged 76,, beloved river man and oldest active river master, owner and mastev of the steamer Ouachita, is dead. The famous river character who has made hundreds of trips to Camden on hs- steamers died in a New Orleans hospital Saturday atfernoon at 2. He was stricken at Columbia, La., two weeks ago on his last trip to New Orleans from Camden. Paralysis was the cause of -his death. He scoffed at advice of his family with re- entering \a ' ' Orleans but' he , New f c6risented v .: t ' v . t THe steamer Ouachita left' New Orleans Frida'y'a^weeTc ago" without the noted skipper, for the first time since Goodfellows Get , New Total of 211 Ten More Names Added to Roll Since Report Saturday Ten more names were added to the roll of the Goodfellows club over the week-end, making a total membership of 211 this season. \ The funds represented by gifts from the members' will be used by Mrs. Arch Moore and her. committee in purchasing and distributing gifts to the needy of the city Christmas Eve. Donations, of produce from farmers .who wis hto help, in the campaign will be welcomed by the . Goodfellows. 'Gifts of produce may be made direct , ,N£)W Goodfellows,, reported. Monday morning were: ''••' ; ; • t • • •'••' • '•'• /_..; .".'/•' Harry Lemley, Mrs. Harry Lemley, Kendal Lemley, Mrs. Kendal Lemley, Dr. F. D. Henry,. Chester Lesler, Mrs. Butch Stuart, Mrs. E. S. Richards, Mrs. W. B. Carmichal, M. W. Wor- Iham. Masonic Meeting Is Postponed Until Later A meeting of the Masonic Lodge, announced for Monday night, December 21, has been postponed until a later date, according to an an- jiuuiiccmi'iit by A. J. Nfigliburs, W. M. the boat was built in 1926. It physical force to prevent him from manning his beloved packet which has made Ouachita river navigation history and which revived the river traffic to Camden. The steamer is due in Camden at any time now. Captain 'Cooley was made famous by writers of fiction and fact in recent years. His life has been pictured in tnany-r.periodicals and newspapers. Roark' 'Bradford, celebrated shori story writer, was the first to capitalize upon Captain Cooley and his steamer He made this personage and his negro roustabouts the subject of many sto ries of fiction and fact that have 'ap pearecl in magazines and newspapers rle has also written several boks with hese as his main characters. Captain Cooley revived river traf' 'ic here in 1924 when he brought his largest and.most famous steamer, the American, to Camden. That market the resumption of river travel and hte completion of the government locks and dams below here. Several thousand persons came here to see the boa and a big celebration was staged in the city. The America Was abandoned and the Ouachita was built for the Camden trade. This boat has made regular fortnightly trips to Camden since 1926 and now is busy in the cotton trade. Captain Cooley was the last survivor of that old school of rivermen described by Mark Twain, He had been on the river since he was 15. He fought the railroads through many fights. His low rate on cotton helped make Camden again the cotton center of Arkansas. When stricken at Columbia, La., en route to New Orleans, with 4,000 bales of cotton. The Captain insisted upon directing the navigation of his ship from Columbia to New Orleans, stationing each of his four children, who had boardqd the ship at Columbia, at several windows in his cabins to keep him informed of everything that hap- pend. By the time he had reached the age of 19 he was a licensed river captain and at 21, he married Miss Sophie < today when he 6 ave lt lo his father. Bell of New Orleans, who since that! As Mr. Tolman tore the envelope marriage has made her home with the ' open, he found the confession and Youth Slays Two; Commits Suicide Boy,Turns Gun on Himself After Killing Mother . and Sister DRUMHELLER, Aita.—(/p>—Scrib- .bling a note of tribute to his parents as "the best a kid could have," Robert Tolman, 16, shot' and killed his mother • and sister and then fatally shot himself, police learned Sunday in investigating the three deaths. The boy's confession was found two days after the double slaying and subsequent suicide when his father opened a letter received the day of the tragedy, On the back of the unopened letter, he read: "I shot mum and Teresa—I musl have been mad. Robert." Immediately underneath was written: "I'll be dead when you see them down in the cellar. You have beca the best parents a kid could have. Mrs. L. G. Tolman, the mother, und her six-year-old daughter, Teresa, were found dead Friday on a farm near Rumsey, after a neighbor woman, a Mrs. Barber, had discovered Robert seriously wounded. She found the letter, on the back of which Robert had written the note, in .he boy's pocket while putting him lo }ed as he waited for a doctor. The joy died before the physician arrived and for a time the three deaths remained a mystery. Mrs. Barber had handed the letter i Robert's brother, Albert, without ooking at the back of the envelope. Albert, grief stricken, forgot it until Bulletins WASHINGTON.-(/P)-Co«on of this year's crop, ginner prior to December 13, totaled 15,385,405 bales. Arkansas ginnings were 1,521,986 bales. MILAN, Italy.—(yf)—Arnaldo Mussolini, 46, younger brother of Premier Mussolini died of, a. heart attack Monday, shorlty fater leaving the office of the., newspaper Popolo D'ltalia ,of which he was editor. PIGGOTT.— (fi>) —State Senator Raymond E. Spence, appointed last year to succeed his father, W. E. Spence, died Monday of pneumonia. A widow, two daughters and a son survive him. . " LITTLE ROCK.-(#>)— Ashton G. Sadler, of Van Buren, was appointed deputy clerk of the supreme court to succeed the late J. Harry Campbell, who died last Friday. The/ appointment Is to be effective the first of January. . Petition on Bank Records Granted Action by Depositor's Group Uncontested in Chancery Court captain aboard various steamers. Besides the widow, four children message from his son. Although the note explained the survive, Miss Sophie Cooley, a teach-, shooting, police continued search for a er of the Sophie Wright high school; motive. Refusal of permission to al- Miss Esther Cooley, a teacher at the tend a Natchiloches Normal School; Laverrier Jr., attorney of Slidell, La., and Henry B. Cooley, Civil engineer with the state highway department. ' tend a Christmas party at Rumsey was given by the father, a pioneer of the district, as the possible cause. Three Ohioans Killed at Railroad Crossing CHILLICOTHE, Ohio.— (/P) — Three men. all residents of Frankfort, Ohio, were killed by a Baltimore and Ohio freight train at a crossing at Roxu- bell, west of here Sunday. The dead: Donald Hyer and Delano Hyer, brothers, and Harl Davis. All were b?lween 25 and 30 years of age. ,. Dnvis and D;hno Hyer were mar- rkil. 'deputy • g'tafe' bank commissioner m charge of liquidating the defunct Arkansas iBank & Trust 'Co., to file an itemized statement of all receipts anc disbursements, was granted by Chancellor C.- E. Johnson in Hempstead chancery court at Washington .Monday morning to the Hempstead county government, A. C. Monls, John Kenl and olhers. • , . . The plaintiffs, represented~by Monroe & Carrigan, filed* their petition Friday, December 11. Mr. Alkins not being present, he was informally rep- resenled by Harry Lemley, and the chancellor put off the hearing. '^Monday morning Mr. Alkins filed wilh the court a detailed statement covering items through December 15, which he said was a part of his daily record's at Ihe bank; and he said Ihe petition of the plaintiffs would not be contested. In a statemenl lo The Slar, Mr. Alkins said lhat Mr. Monls and a depositors' commiltee which was organized last February, were represented by E. F. McFaddin and U. A, Gentry, and thai he had since consulted with these attorneys on compromises and other settlemenls required in the liquidation of the bank's affairs. Carrigan to Lead Democratic Drive Hope Lawyer Appointed Chairman of "Victory Fund" Campaign WASHINGTON, D. C.—The Democratic National Committee announced Saturday night that Steve Carrigan of Hope has accepted the general chairmanship of the state Democratic "victory fund" drive for 1932. The drive will start January 14. Allan Kennedy, who managed the Arkansas campaign in 1924, is slated to 3e a -'minute nan" in the Fori Smith sector. Other district leaders* will be chosen by Mr. Carrigan. An announcement by the National tommittee said: ''The Democratic party knows that economic conditions over the state lave made the new leader's job one of great importance. The National Committee feels the state will respond ^xactly as it has in all previous cam- oaigns with a full quota.' Deputized Ci Kill Man Monde InBoonevilleCa , , - /v^ Officer Shot as He Me - Attempt to Arrest Liquor Suspects '' WIDE SEARCH MADI Search of Northwest ansas Hase Been Under? Way for Week BOONEVILLE, Ark.-(^-A mart; believed'by officers to have been slayer of Constable Montrose Cn more of Paris, was shol and killed two deputized citizens in the Railroad Cafe here early. Monday morning. t .»* Creekmore was killed at Paris wher he,stopped a car containing four men; to hunt for liquor. <, TJ A man, known to his companions only as Wilson jumped' from the f and fired on Creekmore as he preached. " ' Creekmore wounded his assailant the hand before he died. ; The man killed Monday, morning*, a wounded Hand. Two pistols an quantity of ammunition w«e 'foil on his body. t .,',•. *g. Robert Daugherty and' Gup Tayli the deputized citizens, said they; si the man when he resisted,arrest.'? Cotton One Cent Above Season Loi Market Is Steady for Per iod Ending Friday, December 18 Move'to Give Wheat to Charity in U. S. WASHINGTON.(^)-A senate committee Saturday started a move to take down the bars which separate the needy from the farm board's mountainous store of wheat. With approval of Chairman Stone of the board, the agriculture committee endorsed a measure to give 40,000,000 bushel s of wheat to charity. The board, despite sales of millions of bushels to foreign governments, still has about 189,000,009 bushels which it acquired during cosily i ''" rations. MEMPHIS—(U. S. Department of i Agriculture.)—The cotton market dur- <3 ing the period December I2th to 18th ! witnessed a Steady undertone with" ' quotations December 18th about S-^Gq 1 ^ higher compared with those December Hth. ' ; Present quotations are about IP por "• pound higher "than those of October" 5th when they Breached the lowest v point so far this season. Demand both foreign and domestic was said '* to be only moderate during "the past*,' week with buyers' inquiries continued ?_ directed lo the grades below strict '' low middling which are now said to '* ae more plentiful in the offerings due . to. the ginnings of the cottons gather-, ""ji ed after the recent inclement we'ether. The holding movemenl by prfeduS^ er s continues, it was said, with/the result that the movement from primary markets is comparatively light. Average price middling 7-8 inch as compiled from Ihe quotations of the .en markets for the past week compared with 5.77c December Uth md 8.88c on the same day last season. Reported sales of spol collon by Ihe ten markets for the pa s t week amounted lo 169,945 bales compared with 145,951 the previous week anci' with 90,512 for the same week th^ previous season. According to the Bureau of the Census domestic conscmption for th^ month of November amounted to 428,870 bales compared with 415,315 for November a year ago, and consumption for the first four months of'this season amounted to 1,800,000 bale's against 1,600,000 a year ago, Stocks m consuming establishments on Noygm> her 30th amounted to 1,400,000 bales against 1,600,000 on November 30, 1933. The November consumption wui 33,000 bales or 7.2 per cent below PC- lober, whereas during the past five years consumption during Novembei has averaged only 3.6 per cenl below Oclober. Restraining Order Granted Railroads Judge Martineau Signs Order Monday to Prevent Lowering Rates LITTLE ROCK.—(/P)—A temporary order, restraining the Arkansas Rail? road Commission from reducing the freight rales on cotton hauled by Arkansas railroads, was signed by Federal Judge Martineau on a peittion of four trunk line carriers. The commission's order was issued' December 9 th and effective Deceuir ber 16th for a month, of reduced rates on uncompressed cotton of a dollar and live cents a bale to offer easier shipments by rail to Uje KUlf.
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