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their MM!** rVi i ifta n rt JtMfirtW 1 nvponsinuHy pTOlHulfty TOT* tn4 fond each ve*r, to otaduatly rediM tfcjjport /or e««n/ ptactioitieitefJti to cmi« v '« oreatiit f jUt* tfwt eo-opmtlw «//ort , onlhe iteste rf Wor* efttettut tfotXttiment (M Open the Censors* Books rreft&ena of Ne'w York are urging the state £s- "blpass a law i^hich would compel -^eyf .York's G8 fc,oiten their books for public inspection and .. iiy they make-cuts in pictures. |1deft is ofoe that migftt apply wherever there are ceil* *•- movie censOMhTjD. designed originally to protect v jijrt minds fifom vulgar anjt immoral t influences, 18 t.w-dd What censorship always does sooner or later t Ste to 4 * protect the reputations of officeholders, a of the backers of the proposed law points out that •rk's censors do their heaviest cutting on films which **r**<te public to Suspect that there was eyer any sUch /' '••'" JjA ..j^-" t >^..,fi /B3 .jftiblie office*. 4i it/, in which there is , a, successfully crooked Sptiiri, mayor, governor or othfer public official and "r ire7 .Stifong^that the censors will eliminate the ( jg true ,not only in New York state bdt iti many of the country. Censors everywhere seem to feel i& audiences must 'riever be told that any of their ks Iti ? ve8;go,wrong. • " |JaTb"sujFJty of, this, of course, is obvious. Yet it is in ttfroffol our greatest national failings—our tendency ^vifcythittg is all right if we say-it is. tfuptioh. in public office te a terrible,thing— but ****** V^doii'ttalk about it too milch". ,(Bo you ( re- y lading citizens condemned, the senators who "als in they Harding* administration?), ; ^. i 1 <j^nger»'too—bufcjwejne asll'.Jright if <mly »n.*wfll i^h. a treaty agreeing not to" use war any i instrument of national policy. (Japan signed that tttttery YEARS AGO Miss Maude Haynes returned Saturday from a visit to friends at Tex- erkana. Capt. J.'J. Thomas, of Washington, Was in "BJoJKj' Monday." Judge 'Mayton was up from Sardis. Wednesday? , . ' V H» L. Erwin, of Clow, was In Hops Thursday. TEN YEARS AGO $depressio'n is proving extremenly -uncomfortable, "h 7,(MJO,000 or more wage earners unable to get ; it'll be-all .right if we just will try'hard enough to 1 that times aren't really v£ry bad. (You can recall iders who have taken that attitude, can't you?) "JHgoes. The movie censors are ridiculous, to be sure; , are not much more ridiculous than the rest of the 'essional, Pollyannas who thing that everything is just Miss Lois Powell has returned from a visit to relatives in Texarkana. P. S. Herring, of Prescott, was a visitor to^Hope yesterday afternoon. . Ed. Beatty, of Emmet, was in Hope today onjausiness. , , . . Mrs. Lon Sanders is entertaining this afternoon at bridge at the home of Mrs, George Robison on South Hervey street. Miss Ernestine Perkins has returned from a visit to relatives at Temple, Texas! Kill This Bill excellent thing Congress might do in the present ses- ^'is to JrfU the pending bills providing for cumpulsory ation.of all aliens. /.There are in the United States some 6,000,000 aliens, proposed laws would subject them to a mean bureau* yraimy. They would enormously strengthen the hand reactionary industrial boss. They would lead to black- j$ racketeering. They would" quite effectively Prus- the entire United States and would make the spy a iar American institution. all, these aliens have conducted themselves ex- ejy Wejl during the very difficult times that the past two e brought. No one with any sense has had any oc- get scared of Communism, Why go out of our way the^e 6,000,000 look on Uncle Sam as a heavy-handed Federal Economy Needed B proposed reorganization of federal government de- jjprtments in the interest of economy and efficiency, now er debate in Congress,, is not a ,new thing. It goes all the 'back to the Taft administration, when a commission was < tg survey the field and see just where consolidations enable Uncle Sam to conduct his business with less lost the project has been up for consideration for more )«pm 20 years; and by this time it ought to be fairly apparent "~ »--•-*--- ^t Washington just what should be done. tie reorganisation is greatly needed. Uncle very easily slash his payroll and get his work done it is being clone now. Congress will be doing - *J"«* -movie we passed," BARE A complete drug store is one that actually .stocks medicines. a fiction writer could increase hi" earnings by advertising as an income tax return expert. The Jap probably contend that their Shanghair affair was jurt tinother one of those non-title contests. What's become of the old prediction that there would be a slump in business because it's a presidential year? With the naval construction bill approved, we must rush the ships to completion before they become obsolete. Now that the Japs have named Manchuria the "Land of Peace," maybe they'll look around for another name for Shanghai. Making Air Lines Safe Department, it is announced, is about to a new regulation for commercial air transport com' "-h. would require each pilot flying a passenger' ne to possess a certificate of competency, to ob* -- woujd have to measure up to extremely stiff \, for instance, have to have at lease 1300 hours time, SOO hours cross-country flying, 75 hours and in addition would have to pass a test in jfjrovisioji, naturally, wo«W eliminate the employing ; who were apt of the very Highest type, and would cb s "' *i make the air HB* safer. Nor is there anything about M, A steamahjp captain must possess i tew? whkh is ba»«4 on very stiff require. *» airplane pHot meet the same sort pf Farmers Keep Vigil as Trio Returned in Robbery CONWAY, Ark,-(£>)-Out of curiosity, a group of farmers kept a 24-hour vigil at ^ jail here until the arrival of two men and a woman, arrested in St. Louis for the robbery of William Abrams, farmer. The farmers remained at the jail Friday until the prisoners, Roy DeWitt, Dye Sewell and Mrs. Mae Jolly, Akrarns* sister-in-law, arrived under guard' of four deputies. They spent Thursday night in .the Blytheyille jail on their way here. The prisoners told officers $260 of the fi<&5 stolen from Abrams last Friday ngiht had been spent. The rest was recovered. Mrs. Jolly was -staying at the Abrams home up to the time of the robbery. The money represented funds realized from sale of crops. Hitch Hiker Killed Near Gaine«ville, _, -hitcb- tsntaUvely identified as Robert tspn, 27, of Lewistown, Pa., was struclf by an automobile and injured fatally white walking alon^a highway driver of the 'car which struck to step. A Penujylv««ia i in his cloUiyjg bom _ srf Robert G«*»rt«w wA I ^MC«ptJon. The body w* word from John T. Hamilton, Aged 104, Succumbs Faulkner County Man Believed to Have Been Oldest in Arkansas CONWAY.—Faulkner couniy's oldest resident and possibly the oldest man in the state, John Thomas Hamilton, aged 104 years arid five months, died at the home of his son, Sam Ham,- ilton, in the northeastern corner, pf Faulkner county ' Monday, it was' learned in a belated report received here Friday. . ' Mr. Hamilton had been a.resident of., this county 32 years. He was born September 6, 1827, in Jefferson county, near Dandfioge, Tenn.: In 1862 he en/ listed in a Tennessee regiment of tV Confederate army, in which he served hi a company commanded by Capt. John ffines. He was dicharged at .the colse .of the .war at Asheville, N. C., and returning to-his home in Middle Tennessee was jnarried In" 1865 -, jtp: Nancy Dye.- To" them"was* born "one son, R. P. Hamilton, who lives in th'e sarte community where the father died; In 1875 Mr. Hamilton moved to Pope county; Ark., and lived there until 1883, when he went to west Texas. His wife died there and he moved,to Cal- hotin county, Miss., and was married there to Miss Bettie Tallant, who died in Faulkner county in 1923. He came to White county, Ark., in 1896, where he .lived three years before coming to, his last home with his son in Faulkner county. To Mr. Hamilton and his second wife were born one daughter, Alma, who died, in 1918, and two sons, M. D. and Sam, both of the Shady Grove Northeast community. He alos is survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mr. Hamilton retained his faculties unti Ithe last. He was stricken about two months ago with an attack of influenza. Up until he bacame ill he did daily chores and light work on the farm and often walked two or thrfee miles to attend church services. Mr. Hamilton was a cousin and boyhood playmate of Andrew Johnson, who became president of the United States upon the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. His father emigrated to Tennessee from Scotland, Protection Is Bought in Foreign Settlement ; TOKYO.—(#")—The American, British, French v and Italian ambassadors to Japan visited the foreign office Friday and communicated to Foreign Minister Yoshizawa the desire of their governments that Japan do its utmost to keep the military operations at Shanghai outside the borders of the international settlement. The ambassadors called separately and each presented a memorandum. The memoranda were no tidentical but were of similar tenor. They were confined to local problems of the Shanghai situation, avoiding mention of the larger issues involved and were not considered-as protests. Comes to Aid of Her Son-itvLaw at Trial CLINTON, Mo.—The mother of the woman he Is charged with slaying came dramtlcally to the aid of William Earle Steele, youthful farmer, at his first -degree murder trial here Friday. Mrs. Silas Millebranf, short, stocky farm woman, testified, sobbing that her 30-year-old son-in-law, charged with slaying Mrs. Iris Hlllebrant Steele, her daughter, for her $4500 in insurance policies, was "more affectionate to his wife than any other man who ever Ivied." It was, a dramatic court scene as Mrs, Hillebrant took the stand, one of the first witnesses In defense of Steele. Earlier, prosecuting attorneys had presented witness after witness to show that Steele needed money prior to his wife's' death, and that he had insured her life for $4500. Mrs. Steele was killed in their farm home near Spruce. Mo., August 28, 1931. The state charges Steele smoth. ered to death, then fired two bullets into her head. Steele contends she was killed by holdup men who entered their home. C 0 m p t n {o ft Flee* to jjt H w g» 4 j * Swamp. Surrounded, After Kidnaping 4 BOOALUSA, LiHffHM" f^" Ing desperately across wide stf«tch* es of Mtositslppl and Louisiana in stolen auf6rtoblles driven by kidnaped victims, two suspected bank bandits Friday wet* overtaken by Bagalusa Of* fleets fit Sowlie'g gVfamp, near Me* Neill, Miss., *h«r» one of the men was shot and critically Wouhded in a gun batlle. the other estfafced into the SWafhfS and was itirfdimded fey officers a<td & posse of 300 cltliins, W The wounded man said he Is JV W. ard, 29, of San Antonio, Tex., and that hla companion's natter Is Hill , Police at San Antonio announced they had a record of a Jasper W. Ward, 28, who was picked up there'in 1930 and was transferred to Folsom prison, California. , Ward^was shot three times in the encounter with W, M. McOee, chief of police'of Bobnlusn, and two Other officers Who- trailed Ward and Hill out Of BOgalusa Into Mississippi. The pair was driving an automobile stolen i'rom Joe Leake, a special railroad officer of McLaln, Miss., with Leake, 0. J. Watts of McLaln and A. C. Bush, night jailer at Bogalusa, their captives In the car. The chase started Wednesday ,at Lumberton, Miss,, after • two armed men had held up the First National bank, terrorized six employes and customers and escaped .with nearly $3,000. They punctured tire On all the automobiles nearby to delay pursuit. When Ward was shot down Friday officers took from him $1,800 in currency, believed to have been stolen from the bank, and 13 diamond rings. Compulsory 'Chutes WASHINGTON.—Rep. Ceiier, of Brooklyn, N. Y., believes that all commercial airplane operators should be compelled to provide parachutes for every passenger carried in their planes. He has introduced a bill in Congress caljing for such a provision. Armenian Student in U.S. Once Traded for Goats CINCINNATI, Ohio. —(XP)— Barkev F. Saghatelian, 23, student at the university of Cincinnati, knows what it is to be traded from one master to another for a goat and a kid. The exchange took place when Turks began their slaughter of Armenians in 1914. Saghatelian's father was among the first killed. Driven across the Arabian desert, he saw his mother and sister die. He lived for five years ar a slave, and then was brought to this country as a result of the work of the Near East relief. . His experience as a child has not prevented his forming a friendship with Eumer Rcfik, Turkish student. Together they often give concerts, Saghatelian playing the violin and Refik the piano. (ion August 9, HBMPSTEAD For Sheriff SIMON PwenU Visit Winnie in Prison at Florence! FLORENCE, Arli-tfP) -The and Mrs. Harvey J. McKennell, elderly parents of Mrs. Winnie Ruth Jildd. convicted trunk murderess, Friday were seeking a small house to occup; until the time their daughter is put t death on the gallows in the nearby prison, or is granted a new trial, Permission to visit the.r daughter^ for "an hour or so each Sunday" hasl been granted the parents by prison] officials. ,-„..» Mrs. Judd, occupying a dimly-light^ ed cell In condemned row, was vil ited in prison by her mother art father Thursday. Burton McKinneU Mrs. Judd's brother, who accottipani* his parents, was not permitted to s the condemned woman and no expl nation was given by prison offlcis Mrs. Judd wns brought here fr< Phoenix Wednesday night, where s was convicted and sentenced to hs for the slaying of Agnes Anne Loi her friend. She also confessed io 1m slaying, at the time, of Miss Hedw»* Samuelson and sending the bodies trunks to Los Angeles from Phoe in an attempt to conceal the crime. St. Louis Grid Profits Aid to Athletic Progri ST. LOUIS.-(/P)-Thanks to a ; liable football season in 1931, St. " university is expanding the prg of its athletic department. Swimming will become a vai| sport, track work has been re mended, and a permanent cinder I is planned for ground near the | dium. _ ho dlmq-n-dnnr.Q qir HU IT^irriKiJ.oii I Rate Schedule Revised on Oklahoma City Gas OKLAMOA CITY, Okla.-(^>)—A revised rate schedule which it said would provide lower winter costs and slighlty higher summer bills to consumers in 26 Oklahoma towns was filed with the state corporation commission Friday by the Community Natural Gas company. The rate application was filed as final arguments in a hearing into consolidated rate cases of the Lone Star Gas company and the Community Natural, subsidiaries of the Lone Star Gas Corporation, got under way before the commission. The present gross rate is $1.50 per thousand cubic feet, with 10 per cent off with prompt payment of bills, making the net rate JUS and 67 Va cents net for all over 1000 cubic feet. Under the new schedule the net rate would be $1.60 for the first 1000 cubic feet; $1.35 for the second 1000 feet; .85 per thousand for the next three thousand; .50 per 1000 for the next 20,000, and .45 per 1000 for all over 25,000 cubic feet. Beer Has No Place in Murray's Battlecry OKLAHOMA CITY—Beer will have no place in the famous battlecry of Governor William H. (Alfalfa Bill) Murray, "bread, butter, bacon and beans." This flat statement came Friday from Murray headquarters here, after Waiter T. Cooper, chairman of the Michigan Murray for president club, h^d substituted "beer and bonus," for "bacon and beans" in that state. "Michigan i* wet," Cooper said in xplanation O f hie action. "Now is the time to sound the dwpiwwt not* ol Jiichigan political opinion with the beep slogan." BEGIN HEHE TODAY ' neantlfal MLLE1V employed at Barclay'* Department Store, irorku nlichtii am a dance hall IiOJilcNK. She liven wUli her ntnlhfr, MOI.I.Y ROSSITER, her elder diner, MYIIA, and her baby brother, MIKE. STRVIDN IIAIICLAY, r>7 find (he owner at Bnrclny'*, t* In love with Ellen. Tivlce nhc rofiiicn to ranrry him liecnune she love* LARRY HARROWGATE. nn nrt- Iftt, She laxfx her heart to Larry In M|>lte of the /not that hi* rn- unRcment to MM/, A BETH 11OW13S, n debutante, hni been •nnnnncrd. • Larry nxk» Ellen to poic for n portrait. She ngrecN on condition that Myra nnd 1IEKT ARM. STEAD, Myra'a flnnce, accompany hrr t-> the ntndlo. One "IsM Myrn and Bert leave the couple together nnd Ellen ice* n picture of Elizabeth noire* on the piano. He explain* eaiually that «he !• a friend of hla. Ellen poleM utid »how« obvloim rnibarrnnxinent. Larry, reallxlng " that nomethlnir l« wrong, a«k» for an explanation, NOW GO ON WITH THE STORY CHAPTER XXIII T AHRY was waiting for Ellen to explain her mortal hurt, the hurt elio had failed to conceal from him. Face down on tho piano between them was the photograph of Elizabeth Bowes. Ellen's eyes roso from the photograph to the man. How could he be so stupid? How could he fail to realize that she loved him and longed to know where she stood, how she fitted into his scheme ot things? Or did ho understand and was he dissembling' "Out tnanded faint/ before ^du laid) down your brtfelhe'sfana I-^I giiSesis I was sort cf mad at you for not noticing it." "Ypu poor kid," Ldtry said with affectionate concern. "You should have given me a good sound kick In the pants." "I wanted to." "I'll bot you did. You look fagged to death at this very minute." Then he asked cajollngly. "Still mad at me for being such a slave-driver?" "No," she said. "How about a swim In tho Shelton pool tomorrow after you get through at the store to prove It?" Before she could refuse he added quickly, "Sorry, but we'll have to make it another day. • Mother's coming in from Europe at noon and I'd forgotten it takes a good 12 hours getting through customs — getting mother through anyway." "That's all right," Ellen said for lornly, moving toward the dressing room and hoping desperately that sho would not cry. "I couldn't have gone. I have another engagement." Sho had an early dinner engagement with Stoveu. "Ha!" ho exclaimed significantly. "You've had lots of other engagements lately." Then he asked abruptly—and in a voice that at an other time Ellen might have sought to analyze: "Ellen, are you In love with someone and holding out on me? Should I be jealous—maybe?" Ellen could even laugh now. An a I 4^4* *VU VWM*%* WfVU *I4U£)11 UUlVl •*! with It, Ellen!" he com- uncertain little laugh It was—but with a nervous laugh laugh. "Don't tell me that 'nothing is wrong bpcp.'.-.so I Know some' thing is." "Maybe It's a headache," she ven tured fit length. "The old feminine alibi won't work this time." "Well," sho sal: 1 , bravely, "what If 1 said that seeing this picture rr.ide me feel a little—queer?" Sho touched tlio photograph on tho piano. "Queer?" he echoed and ahe thousht she would, die under his look, "Now I don't understand at all- She could not stop now. "What if I said I were jealous?" "If you said that, Ellen. I'd know you were fibbing." His smile now waa easy and teasing. The girl felt a rush of painful color in her cheeks. What had come over her? She had flung herself at bis head, and, whether consciously or unconsciously, he had rebuffed her. The green walls of the room seemed to weave. She forced a truly ghastly smile. "I was only joking," she said and bated him. She continued in a stiff, <Jry voice, "it wasn't the picture at ay tfe»t upset me. It wc,8 tbo beat and, the posing. I didn't want to s»y i' " "What makes you think I'd tell you even i£ It were true?" ahe demanded, striving to make her voice seem gay and careless. • « « TTER eyes, fascinated and fearful, •*••*• did not leave his faco but there was not the slightest change In his expression. "Well, be mysterious," he remarked, laughing again. He moved away and began to set up a wobbly card table and to 11 sh paper dollies from the box where they wore kept. He was removing the oiled paper from delicatessen sandwiches when Ellen slipped into the dressing room and changed the full-skirted taffeta evening gown for her dark blue dimity street frock:* She was tying the cherry ribbons at the elbow wiion she heard the doorbell ring. She thought ft was Myra and Bert, returned early, until she heard the voices. A mau's voice and a woman's, voices different and strauge to her ear, voices which slurred syllables oddly and were 1 stamped with the stamp of fashion- 1 abb ucuools. 'Larry bad had no guests durlngf the evenings she had posed there The possibility of meeting people from that other world of his— tp- night ol' all nights— struck her with dismay. The walls of the dressing room were tuin and sbe could from the conversation Ibat was tell "So you've hunted me down, Lona," hS'Was saying crossly; "I've told you and Bob often enough that when I'm working I don't crive callers." "Where have you been tho last three years or so?" demanded the cool soprano, undisturbed. "I thought you were duo at the Carpenters' bouse party. We all looked and looked for you, sending hourly searching parties out Into the shrubbery lest you might be lost there." "I've been working," said Larry shortly. "Snubbed, by God! I don't for a minute believe you're telling the facts. I've heard tales—" had a premonition that J -' something unpleasant was coming. She hastily kicked off her silver slippers. She made as much noise as possible and partially succeeded In drowning out tho voices. But a moment later as she pulled on her patent leather pumps she heard a squeal of excitement from tho soprano voice. "Larry, you doc!" exclaimed the volco in malicious delight. "It must bo the little pickup, the taxi-dancer, you're painting. Look Bob—quick! That's tho little charmer we were planning to warn Elizabeth against." Scarlet-faced, Ellen stuffed her fingers into her ears. As she did she heard tho scratch of the rings as Larry jerked the curtain across the portrait ho had been doing of her. Quietly Ellen stepped from tho dressing room into' the studio, a pale, composed littlo person in blue dimity with fluttering cherry ribbons, a pale little person with a still, proud face. There was an awkward silence broken by the scraping of cbalrs. Tlio two men rose. Lona, a dark, thin, sallow girl, hardly glanced at Ellen. Indeed, she almost yawned In her face. Ellen saw that she had been right; Lona had no intention of being nice to her. She felt a fierce inner pleasure that even the modish clothes tho other girl wore could not.make her anything but u discontented, rather homely young woman. Aa for Bob—he was simply another young man in flannels. "I want yov two to meet u great friend of mine—Ellen Hossiter." Larry said with awkward haste. And then, "Ellen, these are Lona and Bob Cleudcnning. Just a couple of bums that weren't invited, but rather good sports for all' that. Shall we let them share our sandwiches?" He was not sure how much Ellen bad heard In the dressing room or whether she had beard anything, but he bad deliberately stressed; that "great friend," and Ellen, In a dim way, was grateful for the ef- j tort be made. Larry wus trying to lielp ber. She agreed with him that bis friends should by uil meaus share tbeir sandwiches. T ONA, seated ou tbe tip of ber •'-'jpine, her thlu legs crossed bo- tile.* l)illo.win£ ftrfiftU^y Of ft light dancing frock, raised cool eyj "It's !. beast of a night for mo< Ing, isn't '(.?" sho asked indlffj ently. "Oh, I don't know," her husbai cut in hastily. "The studio seei pretty cool to me. It's certainly Improvement on that restaurant] just pried you away from." "A new one," explained Lot Her thin face lighted with a kli oC tepid enthusiasm as sho Uirn| to Larry. "Gnllotti's — Italli Grand liquor, real absinthe, so 11 told. Tho crowd's taken It up a bang. How's for joining us all Friday?" "I'm n little fed up with crowd," Larry responded blunt) "Besides, mother's back from rope tomorrow. And whether y( believe it or not I've taken to wo| with a vengeance." "I can't say as I blame you." served Bob tactlessly as he stai at Ellen. "You artists are lucj fellows. I wish I was one." "It wouldn't do you any good you were," Larry said with growli Irritation. "Miss Hossiter Is not] professional model. She's only g( ing me a lift for tho show." "Are you two goofs going stand up all night or doesn't Rossltcr over sit down?" Lona quired, reaching out for a wlch. "Sit down Ellen—please dp, saved this chair for you," Li Bald hurriedly, shooting a venomc glance at Lona, who remained ly oblivious of it. "Don't pay any attention to mj wife," Bob explained serlouslj "Sue's always that way to ptlM women." Lena's laugh was not amused. HI len crossed the room and sat doi in tbe chair beside Larry's. Shi tried desperately to think of som< thing to say, something to shoi that she did not cure what Lona wi imagining and inferring. She hi no refuge except to smile again oaj this horrible, hot, sticky night slt« ting with these people so conscious] of their separation from her. Her.' very soul was sick. All In all it was the most wretched evening she had ever, Epen( with Larry. Loua did everything she could to make Ellen feel alien from the group. She chattered of places Elleii had never been, of people El leu had never seen, of prospective parliaa to which, Ellen would not be invited. Neither Bob's blundering efforts to stop her nor Larry's open irritatlon^could stem tho light lush of her tongue. Ellen endured it U3 long as sho could. Sho liad hoped to hold out until Dert und Myra returned but found she could not. Pleading extreme weariness K!IQ broke away within iiuli' an hour. Shs refused to let Larry take her home "I bate hiuii" Ell-u told herself as she bun led along tlia uidess street toward tho subway statiou, "I hats Llni!" (To B

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