Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on February 1, 1932 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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83—NUMBER 83 HOPE, ARKANSAS,"jQKBAY, FfiBRtTARY l j. , ,_ * . ... _ .__._... . ... l,>Ji-A— .--.it.. .. , , .* .._.,.___. , ... ._!- . , . '.. *.. | ^«_gi| jj^^i,^^ juj.^^1^^^^^ ^^^^^^^. ^^^^^ ^^^_ -^^^^^^^-..^^^^ ^^^^^^_ ^^^^^_o^^^^^^^ . • Railroad Salaries Cut; Agreement Is Reached Sunday Train Workers to Get 10 Per Cent Slash—Now Effective TO AID"¥USINESS Ends Negotiations Among Representatives for Two Million CHICAGO.— (IP) —The. unionized forces of United States' railways Sunday accepted a ten per cent wage reduction for the year beginning February 1, making an unprecedented decision In the expressed hope of stimulating the revival of business. Negotiations that started January 15 ended Sunday afternono as the representatives of nearly 2,000,000 rail workers agreed to the proposal of the employers, and the representatives of more than 200 railroads promised an carnst and sympathetic effort to maintain an Increase in employment. One Year Contract Basic rates remain the same, but a fait ten per cent will be deducted from each railroad workers' paycheck from Monday until January 31, 19333, when the agreement automatically terminates. The railroads expect to save About $215,000,000, making the reduction apply to unorganized as well as the brotherhood and union men. " H was a momentous occasion, widely heralded as a possible spur to re- iMwed business activity, as the men whose wages are protected by contract capltulaotd to the arguments of their'employers. In addition t<£ the immediate importance as a -relief i»*B»^4**#*>*&y*W •TWllwfcfc'fc' dustry, it marked an entirely new phase In the latlonshlp between rail- Way capital and labor. ' Session 17 Days For the first time, on a natlonwdie scale, president of railroads and heads of labor organizations sat down nt a .conference table and proceeded amicably and unhurriedly to work out a solution to their problems. At no time during the 17 days they were in session or were deliberating their next move, was there any display of animosity between the two groups. The labor delegation tried to have a definite standard' set for the stabilization of employment. It sought to bargain for a six and one half per cent deduction and it made an .attempt to start a joint study of the six hour day. But in the end the unions bowed to what they recognized as "urgent needs of the railroad iunds- try and the demands of the public welfare" and accepted the full ten per cent cut. The concessions granted the workers were substantially those that had previously been described by their spokesmen as unsatisfactory. The railroad's pledged their "earnest and sympathetic" efforts to keep up present froces and'increase them if possible, with each road negotiating with Us men for that purpose, They agreed t orefer to a joint' commission the subjects of retirement Insurance, elective workmen's compensation and dis. missal wages. They promised to establish regional employment bureaus in New York, Chicago and Washington. Two things had a vital bearing on the outcome, although neither was a recognized factor in the negotiations. The first was the possibility of a, larger permanent reduction, raised by the railroads in the formal notices' already served by the railroads asking lor a 15 per cent reduction. The second was the possibility of strengthening materially the amicable relations between the men and the railroads. "Quit at 937-Pye (My Started!" Wielding an ax and sawing wood to prove he is still fit, John N. Wilson, 93-year-old bailiff, mail clerk and custodian of the Minnesota Historical Society at St. Paul, is shown as he told why he instituted suit to prevent his employers from discharging him on the ground that he is physically Incompetent. "A doctor who examined me last ^summer said I had the heart, and lungs of a man of 25," Wilson said. "Why', a man who quits working before he's 100 is just plain low-down lazy. I like to work and I expect to if-I can Hold my job. Besides, I need the position. I've a 71-year-old daughter dependent upon me for support." '' Judd Trial Hangs On Next 12 Hours , - ->• , _, Doctor Recommends : She Be Kept From Court Unless Improved / PHOENIX, Ariz.— (fP) —Immediate continuance of Winnie Ruth Judd's trial for the murder of 'Agnes Anne Leroi hinged Sunday on improvement in the slender, feverish woman's physical condition with the next 12 hours. From a "largely imaginary" ailment which sent puzzled physicians scurrying to her cell Saturday in answer to hurry colls from the Mariposa county jail, Mrs. Judd's illness advanced Sunday to what County Physician J. D. Mauldin described as "an acute corzya." Her newly developed symptoms, said Dr. Mauldin, coupled with her already tubercular condition, were serious enough to cause- him to [recommend to Superior Judge Howard C. Speakman, presiding at her trial, that she not be taken into the courtroom Mon. day unless she shows improvement overnight. Mrs, Judd's temperature, Dr. Mauldin said, is being maintained at 101 degrees, one degree higher than when he examined her Saturday. Bodenhamer Wins In Legion Contest 50,527 Members Signed Up in Week Named for Post Commander h LITTLE ROCK—O. L. Bodenham" er of El Dorado, past national commander of the American Legion, has been declared winner over Ralph T O'Neil. past national commander of Topeka, Kansas, in the recent Legion membreship drive which was led by the two former commanders, a report received from the Legion national headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana, said. ' During "Bodenhamer Week" 50,527 members were recruited, while in "O'Neil Week" only 31,385 members were registered. Arkansas was a heavy contributor to the Bojdenhainer victory, 3,005 mem- ' bwship card* having been turned in dujteig bis w«e|*. New York {$4 Ark»n*as by p#ly {our card*, hut Penfl- 4W sUttiS wiCJi 17,127 Texan Gets Life For Robbery Part Leo White Convicted in Holdup of Man and Girl Companion MARSHALL~Tex.—(VP)~Leo White was assessed a life sentence Saturday after a jury convicted him of robbery of Paul Kitchen and a girl companion between Jtilgpre and Gladcwatcr. This was a companion case to that of Bell Nelson, alias William Carl, who Friday was sentenced to 99 years imprisonment. FLAPPER FANNY SAYS : RC8. U. S. PAT. OFF. Cotton Is More in Demafld, Less Sold Inquiries Point to Larger Orders; But Sellers Hold for Price MEMPHIS—(U. S. Dept. Agriculture)—The cotton market during period Jan. 23 to 29 was steady with quotations Jan. 29 practically unchanged compared to those of, Jan. 22. Domestic and foreign demand for American cotton was rather mixed ranging from fair to good. Inquiries continued to be centered largely on low grades in staple length 7-8 inch up to and including 1 inch. Transactions in such cottons were said to have continued largely vat a. flat price rather than at a basis and buyers seemed to be particularly interested in cottons that could be purchased around five to five and half cents per pound. Increased inquiries for larger lots of cotton for forward business seejned in evidence with sellers not inclined to meet what they considered a cheap basis offered by buyers, The holding movement on the part of producers was said to continue. Average price of middling 7-8 inch as compiled from quotations of the ten markets Jan. 29th, 6.26 rents, compared with 6.23 cents Jan. 22nd and 9.59 cents on the corresponding day a year ago. Reported sales of spot cotton in the ten markets for the week were in fair volume, amounting to 155,409 bales compared with 161,209 the previous week, and 62,044 for like week previous year. According to Weather Bureau for week ending Jan. 26 it was too wet in much of the Sohth und continded rains in the Southern states except in extreme west hindered in preparation of soil for spring planting. Exports to Jan. 29 this season amounted to about 4,800,000 bales against about 4,400,000 a year ago for corresponding period. Exports to both Japan and China continue heavy. Ginnings prior to January 16 amounted to 16,000,000 bales. The weight of the bales this season i:: said to be unusually heavy. The apparent supply of American cotton remaining in the United States on Jan. 1 for the balance of this season was IV.000,000 bales compared with 12,700,000 a year earlier and 3,800,000 at the same time in the season 1926-27 which was the previous record supply for that time of the year. Acording to the N. Y. Cotton Exchange Service world consumption of American cotton during first S months this season amounted to 4,900,000 bales, compared with 4,400,000 last year and i.900,000 year before. According to the Bureau of Census there were op•crated some time during the month of Let. 24.60U.OOO cotton spinning spindles, compared with 24,900,000 for November and 25,600.000 for December 1930. Declare Martial Law in Shanghai Late Sunday Night Japanese Warship* Shell Nanking; Officila. V1 Indignant FIRE ON OIL PLANT American Destroyer Anchored in Harbor to Protest This Property SHANGHAI.—(#»)—Shanghai boiled with indignation Monday lit the reports that Japanese warships had shelled Nanking, landing their marines under protection of gunfire from destroyers. Martial law was declared in the international settlement- here Sunday. night and the' streets were swept -of civilians while the United States Marines and other foreign troops., threw' up wire entanglements ten feet higH in cross streets', planting machine guns at strategic points. : The situation is ominously calm. Fire On OH Plant SHANGHAI.—(/P)—Bullets cracked .into the Shanghai'plant of the American Texaco Oil company Monday, when a Japanese destroyer steaming down the Wangpo river raked the shore with •machine gun fire. No one was hurt and none of the tanks were exploded by the fire but company officials protested to* the American consul and an American destroyer was ordered anchoret) at"'the Texaco wharf. / , Clyde Hill Drops' Dead Monday Noon Hope Salesman Succumbs to Heart Attack at 12:45 H. Clyde Hill, 50, widely known Hope salesman, dropped dead in his home at 302 North Pine street af 12:45 o'clock Monday afternoon. Heart disease struck him down without warning. Mr. Hill, who was city salesman for the Plunkett-Jarrell Grocer company, was : apparently in the best of health Monday morning, completing his early rounds and going home for luncheon. After luncheon he rose to put on his coat and return to the office, but fell to the floor. '. ; ' Mi! II He had been .connected with the Plunkett-Jarrell, company continuously for 22 years, and was known to merchants throughout Southwest Arkansas, Mr. Hill was born and reared at Columbus, this county. He is survived by his widow and three children, John Clyde Hill, Nancy and Evelyn; his mother, Mrs. J. C. Hill, of Columbus, and four sisters, Mrs. T. C. Wilson, Columbus; Mrs. S, W. Mulkey, of the Little River Country club, Horatio; Mrs. J. R. Dodson, Tex- .arkana, and Mrs. F. A. Walker, of Columbus, Kan. The Columbus (Ark.) relatives were called to Hope immediately, but funeral arrangements had not been completed late Monday afternoon. ^'Mte] 'F'eetAwaits Orders In ChriHJHatShanghai Tills sketch shows the present Amerl :a n naval strength In the Pacific ' While fighting 'between the \ Japanese and Chinese forces rages in'Shanghai, soldiers, sailors and,marines of the Statis and,%rapfcanjnations are,protectmg,J^ ^intesnati&ialflfetaBment ShU lines T>etW*eliWi^ hree, Is the base of the U. S. Marines' operations. . v • Pepper Martin's Nephew Starts Diamond Career SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -(JP)~ Norman Gardner of Temple, Okla., nephew of "Pepper" Martin, sensational <^Urd- inal outfielder, has been signed to play with Springfield of the Western association. The recruit is recommended by Martin himself, who gays Gardner is "faster than I am. 1 ' Hope For Missing Plane Abandoned Rain and Fog Handicap Searchers for Air Liner Lost in Mountains ' LOS ANGELES.-(/P)-Wet, foggy weather handicapped the search Sunday for the missing Century-Pacific air liner which, with its plot and seven passengers, disappeared between Bakersfield and Los Angeles late Friday, and is believed to have crashed in the rugged terran surrounding Lock wood Valley. Ground parties penetrated the district and a few airplanes combatted the fog but the major air survey was suspended, due to low visibility. The valley is 20 miles southeast of Lebec. Hope has been abandoned for the lives of those aboard the plane, including Frank Dewar, chief deputy sheriff of Los Angeles, and three women. Participation of the Army Air Corps in the search was interrupted at noon when Col. H. M. Arnold ordered 18 planes, 10 pursuit ships, and eight bombers, to return to March field. The story of a Century-Pacific flier, who said he believed he saw human figures on the mountain, also Is being invesi gated. Snow from a toot and a, half to two luet m depth covers tbe region. France To Defend Interests in East But Pro-Japanese Sentiment Continues Dominant at Paris PARIS.—It would be a great mistake to think that Paris is viewing the events at Shanghai with indifference, or even with pro-Japanese sympathes. Front*' the Foreign Office came ' a strong denial that France is doing anything but co-operating heartily with the British and American . authorities at Shanghai in all their efforts. Because France's sympathies as regards Manchuria really have been with the Japanese, the impression has been aired in other countries, judging from press reports, that Paris is not only complacent but there is a secret accord whereby France will support the Japanese at the disarmament conference in return for a like favor. It was said that the French government ordered her concession in Shanghai to be "defended energetically." The French ambassador in Tokio has been commanded to make the same representatives ot the Japanese minister of foreign affairs as did the United States and Great Britain. The Waldeck-Rousseau, a French warship now at Saigon, has received orders to proceed immediately to Shanghai, and other ships also will be sent Assurance was given that France would support any effort the League of Nations saw fit to make in its efforts to bring about peace. All the measures, it should be noted, are to protect French interests and does not mean that France is showing any hositility toward the Japanese or friendliness for the Chinese. Editorial comment still favors Tpkio. Temps, for instance, again counsels China that the best thing for her to do is to enter direct negotiations with Japan. Perinax blames the Chinese troops for starting the trouble. Basket Factory on Capacity Schedule 25 Additional Men Hired, Manager MacGregor Announces The Hope Basket company's plant has returned to full-time schedule of production on the day shift, Manager G. J. MacGregor announced Monday Effective last Friday the factory iu- creased its working schedule from 8 to 10 hours daily, and employed 25 additional men, Mr. MacGregor sa'd. Only the day shift is employed, but except {op the double-shift prevailing at the peak fall periods of production, this, represents the largest working schedule in effect at the local plant in many months. Bulletins BELLEFONTE, Perm.—(/P)—Joseph Kosh, '-27,' of Scranton, was electrocuted'Monday for the murder of Victoria Smblinsky, the proprietress of a Scranton underworld establishment. LITTLE flOCK—(#>)—.The Supreme court held that the Arkansaw Tax Commission had authority over county tax matters and Issued writs of mandamus to tht county clerks of St. Francis and Phillips counties, directing them to - jgnore the equalization boards orders for a 25 per cent tax reduction. WASHINGTON.-(tf>)-Urging the passage of his bill to authorize the building lip of the navy up to treaty strength, Chairman Hale o; tha Senate Naval Committee told the Senate that compared to Japan "in actual combat strength wo are very nearly on ev«n footing." POCAHONTAS-— (&) —Court- roont seats sold as high as $2 as Ligc Dame, admitted slayer of Night Marshal Manley Jackson, testified in the accessory trial of John Slayton, ousted police chief, charging that Slayton offered $1000 to Dame to ^111 Jackson. Tlie Decker jury Is still deadlocked. WASHINGTON.— (JP) —Evacuation of some 4000 Americans from five trouble points in China appeared to be an imminent likelihood Monday with the highly disturbing reports of increased tension at Nanking, Shanghai, Swa- tow, Cheefoo and Ainoy. Sibeck Gaily, Is Sentenced 1 Year Pulaski Judge, Removed From Office, Faces Prison Term Former County Judge William F. Sibeck. of Pulaski, was convicted by a jury in circuit court at Little Rock late Friday and sentenced to one year s imprisonment for subornation of perjury. The charges grew out of scandalous revelations of fraud in the county's accounts, and the handling of an alleged slush fund with which the County Judges association sought to influence the state government in the passage of tax legislation returning special money to the county treasuries. The association defeated the McCabe bill, in the interest oi the larger counties, and succeeded m passing the 6-cent gasolirte tq$ bill, which leturn- ed one cent per gallon flat to each county treasury,' ol Judge Sib,eck was dean appeal Democratic Fight Foreseen in East Al Smith Expected to Oppose Roosevelt in New England States WASHINGTON.—(£>)—Failure of the New Jersey Republican Committee to come out immediately for renom- inatipn of Herbert Hoover last week was interpreted here as the first of expected moves .from the wet states to bing pressure.on the president to swing their way. Democratic observers are closely watching Alfred E. Smith, whose formal entry into the New Hampshire March 8 primary, in opposition to Governor Roosevelt of New York, has been predicted. The League for Indepedent Political Action, headed by John Dewey of Columbia University, issued a call for a, third party and outlined a broad program of "progressive principles." Norman Thomas, 1928 Socialist candidate for president, condemned both parties in a statement Issued here and called for direct federal aid for unemployment. Declarations Saturday for Smith by Governor Ely and Senator Walsh of Massachusetts were regarded as the forerunners of an open contest be tween Smith and Roosevelt, who nominated him as the 1928 Democratic presidential candidate. The Roosevelt drive is being pushed in important sectors, including Massachusetts, and the opposition apparently is swinging to Smith as the foremost possibility to block the governor's advance," Roosevelt's name was entered in Pennsylvania. It had been expected that Governor Ritchie of Maryland would test strength with the New York governor in the Pennsylvania primary. Should Smith go in, it is believed Ritchie will not. A decision must be made before March 7. Republican anti-prohibitionists, particularly in the East ano southern New England states, are urging Mr. Hoover to advocate a moist plank for his campaign stand. He has given no indication of any plan to dictate a new stand by the party on this co troversial issue. The New Jersey Republicans decided to wait until the middle of February before enrolling behind Hoover 'or declaring for an uninstructed delegation of the first in 1928 to swing to Hoover. The president is without formidable opposition. The northwest Independents opposing him have failed to entice Senator Johnson of California into the contest. The group seriously U considering a third party movement. The League for Independent PoU- tical Action named no candidate W its third party csIL The program outlined by Dfcwey included increased income taxes, cuts in the tariff rates, appropriation, of $250,000,090 annually for vuiemptoyeij d\ptas the emer- eeAcy, epBropriaimn of $,000,000 (X»,000 6* PM& ffnniMmtlfw iK^pnr^ppggqgt AnWicin%^. deredtoNanl . Irimi-UAftLJ! U.S. WATCHES! vlj , 1 ,. * -.i..Jl%r.yit. Amba..ador ^ dleSitual ^ \ " ~ >i£jS£e advised "MdHday t sWps^VKanktogJ on Na The Simpson^ safety. f . .~ , Th*1 'Japanese, &tf£ * V L _ Of warships there* and sdmet Americana ^re'fiUithe the destroyer Simpson is"" 1 ! ed b'y Lieutenant'Comniari Rutledge and is the only,; ship at Nanking; wHichM' from Shanghai, ft; hail *** and 115 men. , >"*^V One or more of th« loiu£ which arrived at- Shaiig] will be dlspatchMTM^ river. "» W[ # Vf4v*ti' • President Hoover,?; was-" mediately of the critical* Which doubtless means,- measures'<wilT be ' " ,for the » The- Italian _ Washington it, was j •ers in protesting ag course at Shanghai.', -iWASltiNGTON.- kept' a weather eye-'on 't Monday, while at the same time; 1 granting Ambassador Forbes ''ft: , hand in Tokyo, to co-operate'with-1 diplomats of other powers, to, gr^r" the lives and property of lor 13 *' in China. * Apparently he has decided fol present to let events run their cow.. The United States declined >^ ticipate ds a member of the League^ Nations neutral commission to inVt.,, tigate chaotic conditions, in Shanghai.! Relief fe Bank?; Next On Progfaj Controversy Loomsji Congress, However, bj LaFollette Aid Bill WASHINGTON.-W-Banking leg./ islation, with particular emphasis ptf ' relief to depositors in closed institu- tnos, is the. next goal of the bi-party', congressional combination which ,e«nV tablished the Reconstruction Corpfrr- ; atlon that goes into operation this'; • week, Tuesday Senator La Follette is to- bring up the issue of direct federal ' appr6priations to the unemployed which is encompassed 1 in the La Jfol- >.' lette-Costigan $375,000,000 hill and, U opposed by President Hoover. Both parties are divided on the question of giving federal funds to assist the states and cities in relief work and Democrats are drafting a i substitute measure. The Democrats <; plan to ask with probable Republican ,' support, recommital to committee of. the La Follette-Costigan measure. Another angle of the nonpartisan ' emergency program urged by Pr$s{» dent Hoover—increase in taxation to balance the budget—comes before thu House Ways end Means Comrpittee again this week. J Both Democrats and Republicans ars looking for new fields of taxation and ' the committee will hold hearings on proposals to levy federal taxes on electric energy, household 6*s, S 9 ** : oline and oil importations. Senators, Glass, Democrat, Virginia, and Walcott, Republican, Connecticut, will confer this week with treasury, ' and federal reserve experts on bai»l^ ( ing legislation. The Norris bill retaining federal court in this issuance of injunctions ( in labor disputes is to be reported to the Senate and a move to take U up is expected. National Guards to Play WillUville Hejre A basketball game ot much inter oat. to local fans will be played at tfte,^ local armoiy Monday night beginsing " • at 8 o'clock. This game is to be pJp^ ed between the Natios#l Gtu^td isift\'f '% of this city a 1x4 WUlis^y|£t w^ontf ^w^^ ^ va4a county +»=>»< '» ^ Tb* latj$c

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