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Thjs newspaper produced under dl- viRlons A-2 it A-5 Ornphic Arts Code. Star WEATHER Arkansas—Partly cloudy, unsettled in north portion Thursday night and 1'tiday. VOLUME 36—-NUMBER 213 (AI*)—Mmnn Aflnorlntod 1'rosa )—Menu* Nfivmpnuor Kiifrrpt lap A««'n HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 1934 Sr of Hope fonnflpil 180f)| Hope Hnllr Pi-pud, I02»| tinollilntetl nn Hope Slnr, Jnmmrj IS, 1030. PRICE 6c COPYi ft COUNTY TOUR OPENS JULY 10 Here and There ll -. -Editorial By ALEX. H. WASHBUHN- I ATEST reports from Monticcllo A. & M. college indicate LJ that the board of trustees will back up President Frank R. Horsfall in his quarrel with a discontented student body. <•• The outrageous part of the Monti"New Deal" Shows $0ne Per Cent Gain on 6th Tabulation Vermont Only One of 48 States to Oppose Roosevelt Policies M A K I N G HEADWAY Wins 35% of Hoover Vote, While Losing Only 18% of His Own Interest mounts throughout the country as the ballots pile up in The Literary Digest Poll on Roosevelt's policies. The decision of 1.169,827 American citizens on their President's acts and policies arc reported in Ihis week's issue of Ihc magazine. The ratio of "Yes" ballots continues to climb as the Western votes roll in. Sixty-two and twenty-one onc-hun- dreths per cent of the total voles now approve the New Deal policies "on the whole"—an increase of 1.12 per cent over the last report and an increase of 4.89 per cent over Roosevelt's percentage of the popular vote in the Presidential election of 1932. The New Deal has lost grounds in thirty-three states since the lost report. However, in most cases the losses were so smnll as to be negligible. Those fractional losses may be regarded as leveling rather than as a .significant reversal. There is an apt comparison; Shake a bucket into which sand has* been poured and tiiu peak will be lowered but there will bo still the same amount of sand in the bucket. The states that show an increase over last week arc in general those farthest from poll headquarters 'n New York City, ailing times and jKlancc have made totals for those '•States mount slowly. Their returns reflect the same early increases evident in the nearer Eastern and Mid- Western states. Poll in Home Stretch The final scheduled report in The Literary Digest poll is only two weeks away. Now well into the home stretch, the poll shows but nine "marginal" states that give the New Deal less than a 5 per cent edge on the opposition: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Nebraska, 'South Dakota, and New Hampshire. Vermont is still the only state in which the "Noes" have outnumbered the "Yes" ballots. The edge there is only 2.38 per cent for those who have registered disapproval of the New Deal "on the whole." B'urlher analysis—based on replies to the question: "Ho wdid you vote in 1932?"—of the ballots returned from those ten "marginal" states indicates growing strength for Roosevelt. The President has lost some of his supporters in those states sinco 1932, but he has won over appreciably more of the voters who supported Hoover in 1932. The New Deal shows a net gain in nine of the Inn "marginal states," and a net loss of less than 4 per cent in South Dakota, Considering all forty-eight states, this week's report on The Literary Digest poll indicates that Roosevelt's New Deal has won over 35.41 per cent C£i<$oover's .supporters, while it has ifKt only 18.38 per cent of its own Support. And of the six states that Hoover carried in 1932, Vermont is still the only one that has returned a majority of disapproving "No" ballots in The Liteary Digest poll. Of the fifteen slates that gave Roosevelt less than 55 per cent of their popular vote in 1932, only six now fall in the list of "marginal" states in the Digest poll: Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Massa- CContinued on pace threol cello controversy is that outside adults are being permitted to confer with and presumably hejp organi/.e the students in their revolt against the constituted authorities. You have read in the news columns of this paper repealed stories that the Monlicello students arc being "represented" before the board of trustees by a Pine Bluff lawyer. Consider the situation in which the college administration is placed: It has to meet not only Ihc normal problems which confront any group of teachers handling nearly- grown youngsters, but on top of that it must reakon with adult brains loaned to those youngsters from outside the school campus. It is a sinister situation—one not to be tolerated for an instant if our schools are to continue to operate as free and intelligent institutions. XXX Governor Futrcll has acted wisely in turning back to the board of trustees the case of President Horsfall. A week ago Trustee Richardson was removed for cause. Although it didn't amout to much in dollars and cents, Comptroller Smith found that Trustee Richardson had been selling the college certain materials and services. It is against public policy for a man holding a position of trust to have merchandising relations with the in- stitulion of which he is an officer. The charges against Trustee Richardson were very properly a matter for investigation by the comptroller. But the attack on the president of the college is a student attack, bearing all the earmarks of having been inspired from outside the campus. I have read newspaper editorials from East Arkansas atlacking Ihe college adminislralion on Ihe basis of the students' charges against Horsfall. It seems io me exct-edingly unwise for n commercial newspaper to embarrass a public school. Nobody believes any stronger than this writer in the virtue of a sharply critical newspaper. But a newspaper wishing to devote itself to the public interest will attack political office-holders responsible directly to the people, and whom the people are in a position to replace. Our schools, if they are to be preserved, must be protected from political controversy—whether inspired by Pine Bluff attorneys fraternizing with rebellious youngsters, or by commercial newspapers over-anxious to capitalize on a trivial sensation. XXX President Horsfall and Chairman Gates of the board of trustees have served Monticcllo A. & M. college for many years. It is in the public inlcrest that we presume a college president or trustee should serve continuously from one political administration to another. The sharp controversies and swift changes that mark our governmental changes do not inspire respect for politics. We would wish something better for our schools. President Defends the "Brain Trust' Brains in Public Office "Not So Bad," Tells Yale Alumni WASHINGTON -(/I 1 )— President Roosevelt's praise of the "Brain Trust" made some foes see red Thursday, and there seemed no doubt the men from the universities ould be headlined as the issu. when the fall elctions arise to a crescendo. Supporters found between the lines of his speech Wednesday night a challenge from the chief executive. Goes to Race NEW LONDON, Conn.— (/P)— Pres- 3 Women Die in Collision at Benton Rail Motor Car Hits Light Truck on Grade Crossing Farm Women Killed Returning From Benton Shopping Trip RAIL CREW ESCAPE Passengers Unhurt Although Rock Island Coach Is Damaged BENTON, Ark.—(/?)— Three women were killed in a grade crossing accident near here Thursday when the light delivery truck in which they were riding was struck by a southbound Rock Island motor car. The dead arc: MRS. MATTIE BURTON, 50, wife of W. H. Burton, farmer. MRS. SALLIE MURRAY, 50, widow. MtSS CLYTIE BUSICK, 18, niece of Mrs. Murray and daughter of A. V. Buslclt, Belfast postmaster. The crash occurred about a mile cast of here as the group were on their way home from a shopping trip to Benton. None of the motor car passengers or crew was injured although the cowcatcher was carried away by the impact. The bodies were brought here pending the arrival of relatives. Johnson Appeals for Easier Credit R e c o very Administrator Says Payrolls Furnish New Collateral (Continued on page three) MEMPHIS, Tcnn.—(yp)— Promising the Blue Eagle will "stay put" as an emblem of clean business, Hugh S. Johnson said Wednesday night NRA was: mobilizing to halt chiseling and that better times justified more liberal credit policies. Ho told members of the National Retail Credit association that "you have a major task to perform toward recovery." Johnson said "the South is leading the country" in a recovery which is returning Americans to independent hcmcs of their own and giving them a r.hare of added pay roll billions. "The assurance of code wage limits has made this possible," the NRA administrator said. "Given these factor::, two- things are true: first, a hiifjh slice of the enew earnings is not directly available for the consumption of goods. The bread winners are going cautiously, placing security and self respect first and are holding back from free-handed spending for clothes, food and the necessaries of life. "Second, this progress is hastening immeasurably the return of good credit risk, making millions of men and women desirable customers even when they do not have the dollars to plunk down over the county every time they need to buy. "I am not for one moment urging that you set out to entice and to encourage wud .spending, reckless of an eventual payment clay. That way could only lend to disaster, a reoccurence of the insane day-dreams of the pre- crash days. "But you can not sit back and withhold credit from all but the gilt-edged few who can assuredly pay for what they need over and over again. This is the time for sane credit judgment that takes cognisance of the upward movement and lends just enough to the .side of liberality. "When you bank on the payrolls of coded industries you have perhaps a bettor bet than has ever been obtainable in this country." Texan Wrecks at Double-Dip on Third St.; Loses Watermelon Irate Tourist Suggests Mayor Allow Him $15 Damages—Famous Hope Article Is a Teetotal Loss Texas tourists with a trailer attached to their car driving cast down East Third street late Wednesday struck the double dip in the paving at Brookwood school. (•) —— Several things happened. The trailer broke loose from the touring car. The trailer turned upside down, strewing household over the street. belongings all A first class watermelon that had ben sitting on top of the trailer-load executed a magnificant spiral in the air and came dowon on the pavement —with the usual results for a watermelon when dropped on the hard ( thirsty pavement on a hot June day. The head of the Texas family, surveying the wreckage, was very indig- nant. He looked up Mayor R. A. Boyett just before 6 p. m. His story to the mayor was that he was driving only 15 miles an hour, but was wrecked nevertheless. He said something ought to be done about this break in the paving on a transcontinental highway. He suggested (the Texan did) that the City of Hope pay him $15 for malicious damage done aforethought upon an unsuspecting stranger. The mayor sympathized but could- 'nt hear him. 6 Die in French Railroad Accident Brakes Fail and Train Smashes Into Bumper at Terminal MULHOUSE, France —(y!P)— six persons were killed and eight injured seriously when a local commuting train from Wesserling crashed Thursday against the bumper in the main station here. Faulty brakes were blamed for the accident. Fifteen other were given emergency treatment wHile scores were badly shaken by the impact. The first two cars of the train, of wooden construction, were demolished. Earthquake Rocks Turkey; Many Dead Smyrna Region Swept by Floods—Miners Entombed in Tunnel By the Associated Press Heavy loss of life in western Turkey was feared Thursday as the result of the latest series of earthquakes which have shaken widely- separated portions of the world. The Smyrna region was hardest hit, dispatches from Istanbul (Constanino- ple) said. A cloudburst accompanied the 'quake causing floods which inundated a number of villages. Seven miners were entombed in upper Silesia when an earth tremor cauesd a cave-in and the walls of tunnels and houses collapsed. A 'quake was felt Wednesday at Managua, Nicaragua, and other were reported in India and South America the last several days. Truce Reported in Nazi Cabinet Fight Chancellor Hitler Leaves on Visit to President von Hindenburg BERLIN, Germany.—The conflict in the Hitler cabinet precipitated by Vice Chancellor Fran von, Papen's speech against the radical so-called national Bolshevist elements within the Naii repime has been smoothed over for the present by a truce while Herr Hitler visits President von Hindenburg Norwegian Pilot Puts Ship on Rock Four Women Drowned as Dresden Is Smashed on Nazi Holiday Cruise HOPERVIK, Norway—(/P)— The Norwegian pilot Tacogsen assumed full responsibility Thursday for the wreck Wednesday of the steamship Dresden of the North German Lloyd line in which four women of a 1,000 passenger list of German Nazis on a holiday cruise were drowned. • The disaster was caused by greater drifting of the ship than was estimate,^ said the pilot, who has navigated these waters for 30 years. Fifteen passengers were taken from here for hospital treament. Three were hurt seriously. The steamer sank Thursday after bing bachd. It struck a submerged rock in he water of Karmsund Fjord. * Wrecked on Rock HAUGESUND, Norway — (#>)— Four women lost their lives Wednesday when the 14,000-ton German liner Dresden, carrying 1000 Nazi holiday passengers, struck a rock in a fjord near here. The bodies were brought to Stavanger aboard the rescue vessel King Harald, .which took off 700 of the Dres- I den's passengers after racing to the scene in response to a SOS call. Fears were expressd that there may be other mising, but nothing definite could be learned until lists of psrsengors and crew could be checK- ed. With a gaping hole in her port bow, the Dresden was beached after the crash in a small bay on Karmoey island, where the other passengers and crew were taken off. Some of those rescued said that two life-boats capsized, one by breakage of her lowering gear and the other by coming too near the vessel's screw. • The S. S. Kronprinsee Maerthea also reached Stavanger with the first of those rescued from the Dresden, including some of the ship's officers. (Continued on Page Three) Blevins Ice Cream Supper Is Canceled An ice cream supper and political rally, scheduled Saturday night at Blevins, has been cancelled, it was announced here Thursday by a Blevins citizen. Purpose of the rally and supper was to raise funds for the rection of a community canning kitchen. Interseted citizens Wednesday circulated a petition and sufficient funds were obtained without selling ice cream, it was said. Negro Seen With White Girl Taken by Mob, Lynched Texans Wrest Him From Officers and Kill Him at Kirbyville STUTTGART CHASE Negro Jailed in Arkansas Following Alleged Attack on Child KIRBYVILLE, Texas. — (fP) — Two hundred white men took Son GiSggs, negro, from officers Wednesday night and hanged him after he had been seen with a white girl. The negro and the girl, 17, were jailed when officers learned that a mob as forming. The officers sought to move the ne- gro to Orange, but were overtaken. The mob first hanged the negro, then shot his body and dragged it through the streets. , Alleged Stuttgart Assault STUTTGART, Ark. — (/P) — L. D. Barnes, 20-year-old negro, was arrested at Roe, 15 miles from here, at noon Thursday and jailed for investigation o£ an alleged assault by the negro xipon the ^3-year-old daughter of a tenant farmer. i'; Officers expagted no trouble, and reported the s,itpation was quiet after a posse had iSsarched the surrounding country since the attack, which occurred about 10 o'clock in the morning. > t , The child's parents Verc nt work in a field whan the negro is said to have approached the house. Horsfall Likely to Be Kept by Board Trustees to Back Up President Against Student Rebels MONTICELLC, Ark. — Trustees of the Fourth District A. & M. College here completed their investigation Wednesday into cahrges brought by about half the student body against President Frank Horsfall, but reserved final decision until Friday, June 29. Indications Wednesday night were thai Mr. Horsfall will be retained by the board as president, but that several changes will be made in the faculty. Their number reduced to a bare quorum by the surprise and rather dramatic resignation of T. C. Harris of Monticello, tho trustees deliberated at lenglh on Mr. Hrosfall's case and the selection of members of the faculty, pending word from Governor Futrell regarding the appointment of a new trustee. However, this was but one of many new features thrust into the case during an eight-hour period that brought spasmodic development, which included: Presentation to the board by R. W. Wilson of Pine Bluff, attorney for the protesting students, of oral arguments on testimony taken at a two-day open hearing on the students' charges, demanding the resignation of Mr. Horsfall. I'rcsentation to the board of a second petition, filed by about 76 .students attending sumer school at the college asking retention of Mr. Hor- fall. Objection by Mr. Wilson to the consideration by the board of this petition unless the case is reopened. Disclosure that Governor Futreli (Continued on Paee Three! Trunk Clue Candidates Will Begin Stump Tour at Bingen on 10th At Sardis on 12th—Re- sume Tour at Rocky Mound on 24th A large trunk belonging to "Captain" Ivan Podcrjay, European advenlurcre, is being sought as a clue in the mysterious disappearance of Agnes C. Tufverson, (above), a woman attoniey who married Podcrjay in New York last December and vanished twb weeks later. He is being detained in Vienna. Austrian Captain Linked in Murder Vienna Police Say'-Evidence Against Poderjay Is Stronger VIENNA, Austria —(/P)— Officials of the police organization here said Thursday that the evidence connecting Captain Ivan Poderjay with the disappearance of Agnes Tufverson, Detroit and New York lawyer, was growing stronger. "We do not have a confession and we can only accuse him of the murder when the chain of circumstances is closed," police said. "For this we await news from America that Miss Tufverson's body has ben found. 1 ' The statement was made by Otto Steinhaeusl, secretary of police. % Million Bales Cotton for Needy Government to Buy Staple and Have It Manufactured 2 DATES FOR HOPE Candidates to Speak Here August 3d at Night- All Day August 13 , Dates and places for the Hempstead county political campaign tour were decided Wednesday afternoon at a meeting of the Democratic Central Committee at city hall. Bingen, located in the northeastern part of the county, was selected as the place for opening the campaign, July 10. Two political rallies will be held in Hope, the first scheduled for the night of August 3. The speaking campaign will end here with another rally August 13, the day before the election. The committee voted to re-convene Monday, July 30, for the' purpose of arranging and drawing of -places ion the ballot. , Selection of judges and clerks will be made at a later meeting of the committee, probably two or three days before the election, it was aid. No other business was transacted except the issuance of a formal call for the two election, setting the first on Tuesday, August 14, and the Runoff two weeks later, August 28. County Tour < The speaking dates are: Bingen, July 10; Sardis, July 12; Rocky Mound, July 24; Shover. Springs July 25. Patmoa, July 26; Spring Hill, July 27; Guernsey, July ,'30: Fulton, July 31. - r / Saratoga, August 1; Columbus^ August 2; Ozan, August 3. * . ' ; Hope,' August 3," (Sight); McCaskilf' August 6; Blevins, August 7; DeAnn, August 8. - : . Piney Grove, August 9; Washington, August 10; Hope, August 13. WASHINGTON—(#>)—Harry L. Hopkins, federal emergency relief administrator, Wednesday night announced thiit 250,000 bale sof surplus cotton would be purchased by the government and converted into clothing for the unemployed- He said that articles manufactured from the cotton would be given to families in addition ol the aid they are now receiving. I-'lans for purchasing the raw cotton and fabricating it into articles for use will be worked out shortly. Hopkins, who is slated to be federal housing administrator, plans to make a quick trip to England to study British housing operations that have helped the island's recovery. Economists have attributed much of (he revival in England to the stimulus given building by the British housing plans. Poll Tax List to Decline by 50, Drastic Drop Is Indicated From Low Figure of Year Ago LITTLE ROCK — (#>)— State officials calculated Thursday if poll tax collections maintained their present rate for all counties, as shown by the first 17 reporting, the eligible' voters this year 'would total 50,000 less than. in 1933. Lonoke, Phillips and White were the only ones out of the first 17 to show an increase in registeration. Chinese Pirates Free 6 Britishers English Planes Roaring Overhead Frighten Fleeing Raiders SHANGHAI, China—(/P)—Six Brit- ishers captured last week by pirates who looted the steamer Shuntien have been released and are aboard the aircraft carier Eagle returning to Wei- haiwei, British naval office advices said Thursday. It was understood that British aviators who roared over the pirates' lair frightened the outlaws into releasing the Britishers, wh owere set adrift in small boats on inland waters. Naval airplanes picked them up and brought them to the Eagle. It is believed one of 20 Chinese taken at the same time was released also, while a Japanese who was aboard the Shun- tien, together with the other Chinese, is still held. SOPHIE KERR 'S SENSA TIONAL NO VEL OF AN HONEST GIRL AND A SELFISH GIRL IN LO VE WITH THE SAME MAN FTCTIO ~"~ CHAPTER I "No, I'm not going with you and you know you don't mind." Jane, very slim and pink and defiant, hung over the banister at the top of the stairs and threw the words down at her waiting aunt. "They invited you and you accepted. What jfaill I say?" Miss Rosa Terry offered this ••"question mildly, meanwhile fitting new white gloves on her plump white hands. "Say, I've got lots of pleasanter things to do than to go to their old tea." "What for instance?" "Tell Mrs. March that I'm right in the mid- dle of 'Ann Verionca' and can't bear to stop. She won't let Louise read it." "I'm to tell Mrs. March that although you said you'd come to her tea you are reading a book she disapproves of and couldn't bear to stop." "I don't care what you tell Mrs. March." Jane said angrily. "She's an old cat and i won't go there to be looked at the way she looks at me and then picked over afterwards. Who is she to make the rules for the young people of this town anyway? If she's keep better tabs on her angel darling Louise, she'd have plenty to do without watching the rest of us." "You're peevish because she told me you went off with Harry Berwyn at that last beach picnic and stayed from, nine to eleven thirty and were pert to the chaperones when they spoke to you about it. It was silly. You knew perfectly well you'd be talked about." "I don't care if I am. I don't care what anybody says about me in this dump." "If you don't care what people say about \ r ou Janie, you can be very sure that people won't care what they say. And in a little city like Marburg where social circles are small and intimate everybody's under observation. It can't be helped. The only places where you can do conspicious things and not be conspi- cious are on desert islands or big cosmopolitan cities." "You've said that before!" "I'll probably say it again. Don't think that I mind if you talk to Harry Berwyn for two hours and a half steadily, though it must have been a chore. He's such a dumb boy. I know perfectly w^ll you wouldn't have done it if you hadn't known it would shock and bother the chaperones. You're too smart to enjoy lie- ing with Henry but you're not smart enough to see what a losing game it is to do something you don't enjoy for the sake of appearing odd and different and making people notice you Sophie Kerr and disapprove of you. It's just a form of vanity my dear." With the last word Miss Rosa opened the front door and was on the other side of it before an answer could catch her. Jane came dashing furiously downstairs but Miss Rosa had walked fast and as she reached the pavement .she was fortunate enough to meet two ladies whom she knew, also dressed up and on their way to the March tea, so she proceeded on with them triumphantly, having managed to read Jane a lecture on the beach affair and escape without a scene. Miss Rosa Terry detested scenes, a? (Continued on Page Five)

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