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,.„•' "I, sr This newspaper produced under divisions A-2 <t A-5 Graphic Arts Code. Hope Star WEArttiEII -«Pr A r k a n s a s—Generally fair Wednesday night; Thursday partly cloudy. VOLUME 35—NUMBER 212 (AD—MrntiK Annorlntrd 1'rrsn HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 1934 of Hone tonnAra 189B| Hope Enlly PrcM, 1B2T| n* Hope Star, Jnnitnrr IS. 1020. PRICE) 5c COP16 & ANOTHER TRUSTEE RESIGNS Here and There -Editorial By ALEX. H. WASHBURN- H EMPSTEAD county citizens should turn out 100 per cent Saturday afternoon when the Taxpayers league opens its discussion of an initiated county salary law at Hope city hall. We write this not as an advocate of starvation wages for public officials. We were accused two years ago of being hike-warm toward some of the Taxpayers league's schedules. That is partly true. A newspaper sees public officials in a broader light than the average citizen. We sec a man as a candidate, plowing through a costly campaign, and then we see him in office June Brashear Is t Liberated on His Own Recognizance Alleged Bank Robber Freed Without Bond After 13 Months in Jail HAD TWOTMISTRIALS Attorney Cannon Obtains Liberty for Accused Pending Further Trial June Brashior, twice tried for complicity in the robbery of the First National Bank here, was released from jail on his own recognizance at a hearing before Circuit Judge Dexter Bush in Texarkana late Tuesday. Broshicr has been in jail continuously for 13 months, during which time he was twice tried by a Hempstead county jury, each case resulting in a deadlock. His attorney, Curtis Cannon of Hope, said his release was agreed to by the prosecuting attorney, although charges still stand against the prisoner and it is presumed he will be called to court again in October. Charges Still Stand Lloyd Spencer, cashier of First National said Wednesday the bank had informed Judge Bush during the release hearing Tuesday that it considered the responsibility for the prisoner rested entirely with the courts, but that the bank would raise no objection to allowing • Brashier his freedom pending a new trial, considering the fact 4hat he had already faced a jury on two occasions:' The bank informed the court it woiild raise an objection, however, to dismissal of the present charges against Brashier. Attorney Cannon expressed satisfaction over the co-operation of all in obtaining at least temporary fredom for Brashear after 13 months in jail, since the prisoner had no money with which to make a formal bond. Brashear himself praised Jailkeeper Elbert Rider for \t»l good treatment while a prisoner in the county bas- tille in Washington. Arrested Next Day Brashear was arrested the first time on February 25, 1933, the day after the robbery of the bank. He was found walking down the Hope-Fulton paved road, leading a dog. Returned to Hope for questioning, he was released the same day. His second arrest occurred May 4, 1933 at Claremore, Okla. He was taken to ElDorado, Ar., for a week's questioning by authorities there, . then brought to Hempstead county and lodged in the jail at Washington. Transferred to the Nevada county jail at Prescott, he figured in a jailbreak there September 30, remaining at liberty 14 days. Recaptured, he stood trial on the First National Bank robbery charge in Hempstead circuit court October 18, resulting in a mistrial. He wag tried again April 9, this spring, the jury again deadlocking, being reported as standing six to six. Local Boy Accused of Enticing Girl Jfut Hope Man Says Texarkana Girl Winked at Him First TEXARKANA. — John Reese, 26- year-old Hope, Ark., transient was placed in the Texarkana, Ark., jail Tuesday after Elizabeth Tiller, 15, told police of an attempted attack in an alley at the rear of the Transient Bureau. The girl identified Reese, picking him from a group of more than 40 men when accompanied to the transient bureau a short time later by Police Officer Marlin Giles. Giles arrested Reese, and he was placed in the city jail after questioning. Elizabeth told police that she had been accosted by Reese as she alighted from a street car at Broad and Hazel streets. He tried to persuade her to go into the railroad yards with him, but she refused, she related. Then he grabbed her by one arm and snatched at her purse, but she screamed. When she cried for help, he ran off, the girl related. Reese admitted having approached the girl but declared that he had done so only after the girl had winked at Yiim, police declared. jj The girl resides in the Spring Lake y&rk neighborhood with her grand' mother. Her father is dead. Reese told police that he had stayed at the transient bureau here since last January. He iis a native of Nashville, Ark., but has lived much of his life at Hope. drawing down a public salary. Taxpayers and voters should approach this question in a broad and fair-minded manner. It costs something to obtain public office. There is a greater operating expense attached to a public official's salary than to the salary of a man doing the same character of work for private company. The position this newspaper wishes to take is just this: We heartily endorse the Taxpayers league and will do everything in our power to put over an initiated county salary law—but the salary schedule should be arrived at with veteran former by agreement office-holders, not now interested in the matter, but who know for a certainty what constitutes fair treatment of men in office by the taxpayers. XXV The reason we are backing the initiated salary law is very plain. The Arkansas Supreme Court has ruled within the last year that the final authority to fix salaries of local officials rests with the local taxpayers and voters. Help from the legislature is "out". We must do it ourselves. Half the counties of Arkansas already have petitions circulating for local salary acts—and in this general movement we must do our part for Hempstead county. —A— tzb? *z^7 "^tf T *7 ^r ir ir "vT 1 ^^ *zf^ T s^' 7*N\ l^\ A*H ^^ KN *^ *"'* f^ A"A f^ l^\ t^\ New Body Found in Murder Mystery K— — ' ' ' •- ' ; ; Body of Infant Is Found in Suitcase at English Depot Scotland Yard Certain Woman's Corpse Not That of Miss Tufverson AUSTRIAN~IS HELD Ivan Poderjay Sheds No Light on Missing American Woman various county offices which office-holders in The opportunity confronting the Taxpayers league is twofold: 1. The league can draft a salary law which will save considerable tax money each year, yet not seriously inconvenience the office-holders. 2. The league can remedy in this salary schedule some of the injustices t which have been worked between the j by lobbies past years have maintained at Little Rock. A lobby has no notion of public duty, and no conception of fairness to other office-holders. XXX What we need is a local re-writing of county salary schedules with the aid of experienced ex-county officials who have neither personal nor political interest in the offices to be affected. There is no reason why a flat schedule should be adopted paying two men the same salary although one does twice the amount of work the other does, or handles twice the revenue. Public salaries should be adjusted to volume of work and revenue, just as they are reckoned in private business. The public should turn out for this meeting 'Saturday. It is up to the Hempstead county taxpayers to do the thing that the supreme court has specifically charged them with. By the Associated Press New highlights developed Wednesday in the eniginastic case of Agnes Tufverson, missing Detroit and New York woman lawyer. In Vienna, where Ivan Foderjay, who married Miss Tufverson last December, is being held, an Austrian police chemist announced that stains found on a trunk containing the belongings of the missing woman were not blood.* At Brighton, England, where a woman's torso was found in a trunk at the railway station Sunday, police made another gruesome find—the body of a still-born baby packed in a suitcase. Scotland Yard is still attempting to identify the body of the woman, but announced, however, that it was not the body of Miss Tufverson. The corpse, whose head and arms are missing, did not bear the marks of an operation the Tufverson woman under went in 1928. New York police believe the woman lawyer was murdered before leaving on a contemplated world cruise. Podcrjay's detention in Vienna was sought by pressing a grand larceny charge for not paying $5,500 owed a shopping agent for Miss Tufverson's wedding finery. Frances Perkins Steel Mediator Friebolt Heads New Officers of Masons Officers for the new year were el- 1 ected Tuesday night by Whitfield | Lodge No. 239 of the Masons. They are: Worshipful Master, Charles Frie- bolt; senior warden, Robert Morris; junior warden, Ear! O'Neal; treasurer, Roy Anderson; secretary-treasurer, Aubrey Alhritton. Hoard's Chapel Picnic A community picnic is to be held at Beard's chapel July 4th, it was announced Wednesday by Burton Stuart. FLAPPER FANNY SAYS: REg. U.S. PAT. OFF Tho trouble with sonic girls who trip \he light fantastic is—they trip. Roosevelt Names Secretary of Labor to Difficult Strike Post WASHINGTON. — (fP) — President Roosevelt Tuesday sought to meet the immediate problem of a threatened steel strike and to be prepared for potential troubles elsewhere in industry. He named his secretary of labor, Frances Perkins, to serve as a negotiator between the steel mill owners and those workers who have threatened to strike over collective bargaining. He signed a bill to set up a national board and regional adjuncts to investigate issues between employer and employe arising out of the controvert- ed labor provision of the recovery act. Miss Perkins was appointed during a conference between her, the president, international officers of the Amalgamated Iron, Steel & Tin Workers and William Green, president of the American Federation of Labor. Mike F. Tighc, international president of the amalgamated, and three other officers, accompanied by Green, went to the White House to request President Roosevelt to transmit to the steel operators the three-man, impartial board plan proposed by Green at a Pittsburgh meeting of the amalgamated which approved the proposal. Mr. Roosevelt's answer was to name Miss Perkins. He said that he had "discussed with the secretary of labor every detail of the proposal" made by the amalgamated. He added: "It is my hope that some method will be found to adjust all the points that are in controversy and to preserve orderly relations without sacrificing any principle that is involved. "I have referred the proposal to the secretary of labor for careful study and (o undertake any negotiations that seem advisable. The secretary is fully empowered to represent me in taking whatever actions seems advisable under (lie circumstances and will of course consult and co-operate with all other agencies of government concerned." The steel operators gave Miss Perkins a counter proposal to that of the amalgamated and a substitute for previous proposal by them. While the operators' new proposal was said to have been closer to the ideas of the steel workers, including delegation of language construed by labor as perpetuating company unions, there \va sreported to have been retained a provision calling for proportional it-presentation of workers after a union election. The workers want a majority representation. This difference, was foreseen as a possible stumbling block. Green indicated the newly enacted law stood as a last resort. Is Married Of interest in capital social and political circles is nnnounnccment of the marriage of Miss Janet Shcppard (above) to Richard Arn- ofil. She Is (he daughter of Senator and Mrs. Morris Shcppard of, Texas. Budget Endorsed by Hope Council at Meet Tuesday 'New Expense Control System Adopted by City Government R E F U S E~JDONATIONS Negro Dance Hall Closed i —White Dance Place Restricted Taxpayers League to Meet Saturday Hempstead County Salary Act to Be Initiated by Citizens Plans for an initiated local salary act in Hempstead county will be formulated at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, June 23, at Hope city hall, when the Hempstead County Taxpayers as- socation is called into session for the first time this year. This announcement was made Wednesday by John Kent, urging association members and all interested taxpayers to be present. Under the latest Arkansas Supreme Court decision the final authority to legislative on the salaries of their local county officials rests with the county taxpayers and voters ,and Mr. Kent urged a large attendance at Saturday's meeting, when action will be discussed for Hempstead county. Salary schedules must be drawn, petitions circulated, and the proposed initiated act placed on the ballot for the general election next November. Salaries approved in November would apply to candidates nominated in the August primaries. Boy, 14, Is Given 10 Years for Murder Chicago Youth Sentenced in Kidnaping of 2'Year- Old Child CHICAGO —(/P)— George Rohalski, 14, one of the youngest defendants erev to be tried in criminal court was convicted by a jury Tuesday night of kidnaping Dorette Zeitlow, two, whose practically lifeless body was found on April 10 in an abandoned ice house and stabel. The jury fixed his punishment as 10 years' imprisonment in the penitentiary. The youth took the verdict smiling. He said he had expected to be punished for causing the death of the baby whome he lured away from her grandmothers home. The verdict seemed to satisfy everybody, even the judge. Tile victim's grandmother, Mrs. Dora Witte, who had raised Dorette from infancy thanked Assistant Prosecutor Richard Regain. The 10-year sentence was read and the boy smiled as he turned to address the judge. He was quieted when he judge overruled the new trial motions and those in arrest of judge- ment. When the motions were disposed of. Public Defender Benjamin Bachrach, who assisted in the defense, told the judge the boy desired to speak. "I appreciate the kindnesses shown me and I want to thank everybody," said the youth. That is very nice of you son," said the judge. "Now son, your own conduct will have a great deal to do with the time when you get out," continued the judge. "You will get some time off tor good behavior if you are obedient and good. This verdict will do more for you than you yourself think now." (Continued on page Two) The Hope city budget was enacted ,into law in the same form it was published .recently by The Star, at the city council's meeting Tuesday night. The budget establishes hard-and- fixcd lines of expense for the various city departments, requiring them to, stay within safe limits as defined by the city's certified public accountants after a close study of the probable revenues of Hope during the new fiscal year. Acting on the complaint of many citizens in a letter addressed to the mayor, the council declared a negro dance hall at Fourth and Laurel streets to be a public nuisance and ordered it closed and the dance hall abolished. White Hall Restricted At the same time the council ordered the Robert dance hall for white persons, on East Third street, be closed promptly at midnight on the occasions of each dance. A petition for the construction of a sidewalk on Grady street between ; Fifth and Ninth for the convenience 'of employes'of Hope Basket company in bad weather was referred back to the sidewalks committee with instructions to consider the cost of a plank walk, a brick walk project having been discussed and rejected. A complaint filed by City Health Officer Don Smith relative to the burning of refuse at the basket factory also was heard. To Post Highway Dip A letter was read from a Rotary club committee petitioning the city to correct the dangerous highway dip on East Third street at Brookwopd school. The council decided to erect "Slow" signs on either side of the dip, as a caution to tourists. Dr. G. E. Cannon appeared before the council with a petition to allow free city utility service to Josephine hospital on accout of charity work done by that institution, but the council disallowed the petition. Mrs. J. A. Henry and a committee from Hope Library association appeared before the council with a request for financial aid for the library. Speakers called upon by Mrs. Henry in the meting wer City Attorney W. S. Atkins and A. H. Washburn. But the council declined to make an appropriation. To Decide Shank Appeal by July Supreme Court Will Complete Case Before Summer Recess LITTLE ROCK.— (ff>)— The case of Mark Shank, Akron (Ohio) attorney who is under sentence of death for the quadruple poison murder of Alvin Colley, also of Akron, and three members of the Colley family near Benton, Ark., last August, will be decided finally by the Arkansas Supreme Court before its summer recess July 9, it was announced Wednesday. Attorneys can offer a motion for rehearing of the case before the court next Monday, June 25. Hold Town at Bay But Robbery Fails Get Safe Out of Guthrie (Okla.) Bank—Can't Hoist It on Truck GUTHRIE, Okla.- (#>) -Seven outlaws invaded the town of Crescent near here and held off scores of citizens early Wednesday while they unsuccessfully attempted to steal a safe from a bank. Failing to get the heavy box on their truck they drove away with half a dozen captives, but later released them. The swung the wife through a window with an auto-wrecking machine, meanwhile holding the crowd at bay with their guns. ^C. T.Harris Quits College Board on Eve of Meeting Law Forbidding Gold Payments on Bonds Upheld by U.S, Judge Judge Farris, at St. Louis, Rules Against New York Trust Co. in Suit on,Iron Mountain Bond Issue ST. LOUIS.—(/P)—Federal legislation abrogating the gold clause in about 100 billion dollars' worth of bonds payable in the United States was upheld by Federal Judge Charles B. Farris in a decision here Wednesday. Judge Farris ruled that all obliga-ty tions containing the gold clause may be paid at their face value in currency. The decision was given in a suit brought by the Bankers- Trust company of New York, trustee for a ?34,548,000 issue of Iron' Mountain railroad bonds, in which suit it was contended congress had no right to declare pay- ment in gold against public policy. This is the first time any federal court has pasesd on the validity of the act of congress abrogating the gold clause, which has been the subject of much controversy in financial circles since a large portion of the bonds issued in the United States contained the gold payment clause. R. H. Kolb Dies at Home Near Dierks Former Nashville Schoolman Cousin of Dr. A. C. Kolb R. H. Kolb, for 18 years superintendent of NashvUle public schools, died Wednesday at his farm home near Dierks, Dr. A. C. Kolb of this city, a. cousin, was advised. Mr. Kolb was well known in this section of the state. He had many friends here. He became head of the Nashville schools in 1902, his long career terminating in 1920 when he retired to his farm near Dierks. Although no definite announcement was made, in all probability funeral and burial services will be held on Thursday afternoon at Lebanon, Ark,, on highway 70 west of Dierks. Poll Taxes Drop Average of 20% First 10 Counties Report Sharp Decline From 1932 Figure LITTLE ROCK.—A decline of approximately 20 per cent in the number of poll taxes paid this year as compared to 1932, the last regular election year, was indicated in the reports of 10 tax collectors to the state auditor Tuesday. The reports, first to be made this year, showed a decrease in nine counties of 8,571, From only one county was an increase reported. The collectors returned 12,049 unused poll tax receipt forms, for which they were given credit on their annual tax settlements at ?1 each. The heaviest decline noted was in Jefferson county, where only 6,031 persons padi the tax, compared to 10,156 two years ago. The only increase was in Lonoke county, where 5,598 taxes were paid, compared to 5,074 in 1932. While the report from Pulaski county has not been completed Sheriff Branch said not more than 18,000 poll taxes were paid here, compared to 25,313 in 1932. Harriman Is Found Guilty of Stealing New York Banker Convicted on 14 Counts, Faces Long Prison Term NEW YORK.— (/P)— Joseph W. Harriman, 67, founder of the defunct Harriman National Bank & Trust Co., was convicted in federal court Tuesday of misapplication of $1,713,080 of the bank's funds, of lending $300,000 on improper security and of causing false entries to be made in the accounts of 14 large depositors. The jury deliberated only two hours before finding Harriman guilty on all 16 counts against him. Albert M. Austin, former executive vice president of the bank, was acquitted. A maximum sentence of 80 years can be invoked upon Harriman, plus maximum fine of $80,000. While the jury deliberated, Harriman remained in the office of United States Marshal Raymond J. Mulligan, with his. wife and daughter and son- in-law, Boykin C. Wright. Mrs. Harriman, in ill health, did not return to :he courtroom when the jury filed in. As the verdict was read Harriman wallowed and wet his lips nervously, tie turned to Wright, who repeated 'guilty on all counts." Then Wright patted his father-in-law on the back. hTaiTiman sighed. He crossed his arms and bowed his head as Judge John Companion Is Held in Suicide of Boy Jonesboro Prosecutor Observes That Aiding Suicide Is "Murder" JONESBORO. Ark.— (fP) — Deputy Prosecutor A. U. Tadlock, who invesr tigated the shooting of Clifford Miller, 23, in an alleged suicide pact with Leonard Hodge, 22, announced he would file a murder charge against Hodge Wednesday. Hodge, under questioning, insisted that Miller shot himself, and said although he talked of a suicide pact with Miller several tmies and acquiesce 1 in Miller's views he never really intended going through with it. "The law says," declared Deputy Prosecutor Tadlock, "anyone who aids or assists another to commit suicide is guilty of murder.'' '"*''"'' ™i'"'*"• Cuba Recommends VoidingU.S.Debt Committee Declares Loans to Machado Should Not Be Paid HAVANA, Cuba-(/P)- A Cuban committee investigating legality of.ap- proximately ?60,000,000 in American loans contracted during the Machado regime had advised the government against payment. Emeterio Santovenia, secretary to the presidency, announced Tuesday the committee's unfavorable report on servicing loans largely held by Declares He Is "Through" With Issues Raised by Student Body H O RSFALLJPENDI N.G Annual Meeting of Trustees Passes Up Hearing on President MONTICELLO, Ark. — (/P) — C. T> Harris, member of the Monticello A. & M. board of trustees, wired his resignation to Governor Futrell, effective immediately, shortly before the board met Wedensday to consider student charges against President Frank R. Horsfall. Harris said he would not attend the meeting and was "through" with tha , entire affair growing out of students' , , charges that led to the removal of John Richardson as trustee by Governor Futrell last week. The regular annual meeting of the .board was scheduled Wednesday • but members said they would tobably also consider the charge that Horsfall made crude allusions to sex problems .' in his chapel talks, and other charges \ by the students. Delay Action to 29th MONTICELLO, Ark. — ((?)-* No def- ^ inite action will be taken on student F charges against President Frank HorS- « fall of A. & M. college here until ' the June 20th meeting of the board of ', trustees, it was announced late Wed- r ' t nesday by J, L. Longino of. Pine Bluft-, ( , who acted as chairman'of, the meet-, ing in the absence of E.. 7 W. Gja^gs of Crossett,,, ., ..,' , ' i A petition- 1 , .purported to be signed by 76 of the 114 summer-school stud- t ents was submitted to the board urging .', the retention of Horsfall. in a Secret Camp Desperado Reported Concealed in Remote Minnesota Hideout INDIANAPOLIS, Ind— (/P)— John Dillinger, elusive Indiana outlaw was repported here Tuesday to be in almost complete isolation in a camp in Minnesota, where he has been and expects to remain inactive for some time. This information, says the Indiana? polis News, comes from a source "outside the law," from which the only apparently authenic reports cpncern- , ing Dillinger are to be had. the Chase National Bank, New York) It contradicts theories and state- and the Continental Illinois Bank & j merits of federal agents and others Trust Co., Chicago. | presumed to be in an intensive search The committee was created by the j for theoutlaw. This informant says Cuban goverfnment last April. Its j Dillinger is not seriously wounded. duty was to merely investigate and report. The committee charged that loans contracted under the Machado regime are not binding on the present Cuban government. The cabinet was in session Tuesday night with President Carlos Mendieta and it wao considered probabile that action might be taken on the report at once. The exact amount involved was not | rell Clark, escaped convicts from In- made known. Loans made by thai cliana .state prison, who were convicted "Dillinger is pretty badly banged up, however, and in need of rest," the paper quotes the informant. "He doesn't want to get out in the open until the Ohio courts are considering he appeals of the boys who were convicted at Lima and there is-not much chance that any one will hear anything from him for some time. The cases are the appeals of Harry Piermont. Charles Macklay and Rus- Chase National Bank will be especially subject to scrutiny. Last year the Cuban government de- al Lima, Ohio for the murder of Sheriff Jesse Barber in the liberation of Dillinger from the Lima jail. AvOhio clared a moratorium on §52,000,000 in] appeal court has denied their plea for bonds owed mostly to American in- / new trials. vestors, contending that it was un- j able to continue payments. The mora- ' torium covered five bond issues handled through J. .P. Morgan & Company and the Speyer Company. j Can't Cancel Debts NEW YORK— (ff>)— The Chase National Bank said Tuesday night that it is asking the Cuban government; to withhold action on the report of a' commission empowered to study pub-! July lie works foreign debts until it caniCcl. Markets Hope Cotton Exchange New York Cotton Open High Low Close 12.11 12.13 11.97 11.97-98 ... 12.37 12.37 12.24 12.24*25 present the government with a com- : July down 18 points (Continued on Page Two) prehensive statement of law regarding the points raised by the commission. July . The bank said it was advised there ; Oct. .. was no ground upon which the obligation couuld be lawfully repudiated, j Wheat iiT'ii* n *j_i * Willis Smith in Hospital, Very 111 Old Football Injury Results in Serious Infection of Leg A football injury received two years ago was blamed Wednesday serious condition of Willis for the Garrett i Smith, son of Dr. and Mrs. Don Smith of this city. \ The former Bcbcat halfback was in a ShrcvL-port hospital suffering from blood poisoning, believed by physic- New Orleans Cotton 12.12 12.12 12.00 12.00 ... 12.35 12.35 12.22 12.23-24 Chicago Grain July 91'/i 94'A 92% 92% Ccrn — July 58% 58% 57% 57% Oats .... July 43% 43% 42»£ 42% Wheat down 2 cents; corn down 1 cent; oats down 4 cents. Closing Stock Quotations Amer Can xx Amer Smelter 41V* Amor Tel and Tel 115% Anaconda 15V4 Chrysler 40% General Motors 31'/» Eocony Vacuum 16% Standard Oil of N. J 46% U. S. Steel 40^4 Warner Bros 5% Hope Vegetable ftringless snap beans bu 25c Little Rock Produce Hens, heavy breeds per Ib ....8 to 9c Hens, Leghorn breeds per Ib ....6 to 7c (Continued on Page Two) Broilers per Ib 13 to 18c Roosters per Ib 3 to 4c Eggs per doz 10 to 12c

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