Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on June 25, 1934 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Monday, June 25, 1934
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pe's June Trade Day Thursday the 28th-Many Bargains and Prizes to Be Awarded Local Visitors, This newspaper produced under divisions A-2 8t A-5 Ornphic Arta Code, gftope's June Trade Day Thursday the 281 %', TOF"TBT Hope Star WEATHER Arkansas—Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday. VOLUME 35—NUMBER 216 <A1*)~Menim Axnnrlnlrd 1'rrs* (NKA)—Mcnnx NcivM|»ni>cr Hntrrpr l«e HOPE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, JUNE 25, 1934 ^r of Hone founded 1SOO| Hope r«llr Pre»» l»Z7i «i«olldnted nil Hope Star, January 18, 1929, PRICE 5c COPf FORDYCE FAMILY ATTACKED C- _ — . f+m ' ™ -.I—_-.- — ._..-• — I _—._ _ ..... _. ... '_ ' Here and There -Editorial By ALEX. H. WASHBUEN- B USINESS men from Warren and Camclcn, cast of us, and from Nashville and DeQueen, to the west, are 'scheduled to meet in-Hope at 2 o'clock Wednesday after- an, at the city hall, to discuss plans to complete highway I). 4, which is finished across the state except for 11 miles Between Rosston and the Nevada-Ouachita county line. ~ _ ty Hope citizens should turn out for •Y0Ai*ff£i iQfM/cnn this mcctin g- HCUl fX> tPd/vIVl5UlIi For immediate trade-area purposes " Hope was well satisfied when No. 4 was completed as far as Rosston in 1930. It restored contact between this city and Rosston and Bodcaw and Jackson, Cattle Rustler, Shot by Officers Much-Wanted Negro Is in ' Local Hospital Tiiriee- Wounded IS El ZED, LEWISVILLE f LaFayette County Sheriff Shoots When Jackson Starts to Run Unperturbed- over the possibility of ' a long stretch in the penitentiary, but "slightly" worried over his physical i condition, George Jackson, negro, ob- I served his 46th birthday Sunday in 1 Josephine hosiptal with three bullet ' wounds in his body, . , Jackson, sought fo"ur years by Afk- j 3hsas and Texas officers on cattle tritotllng anr 1 £s ^iJheft charges, was |shot Satur • .arwrnoon .by Sheriff |R. H. Duij . two deputies of La- fFayette con , Cornered iiy» ."use near Lewisville, I Jackson made''',', \ break to escape f'hrqugh a rear y or. .After the negro •efusod a command to halt. Sheriff I' Juty'opened fire, dropping the negro 75 yards aw/iy with two bullets in thc ~ iiji - SJkttF'lJJtnl in the'iigtil leg. Jackson, officers charge, operated in iSouthwest Arkansas, stealing horses and cattle and then transporting them Texas for sale. The negro said his home was at Jefferson, Texas. was pretty easy money—up to day,"' Jackson humorously re- narked from n hospital bed, "but you (enow the old saying—if you dance must pay the fiddler." When asked of his past life, Jackson |eplied: "This makes the second time I've been captured for cattle rustling. 1 served a two-year sentence from Lafayette county several years ago for eing a big stock man that messed vith cattle." "I guess I'll get a long term in the fpen—but if they give me a life sent- I'll still love Sheriff Duty. He Waterloo, communities that have always given Hope a large share of their trade. But no state highway is built pri- Most Grewsome Crimes Disclosed by Hidden Bodies Police Search Is Pushed on Two Continents for American Woman HISTORY OF TRUNK Tufverson Case Revives Memory of Most Shocking Murder Crimes could have killed me Saturday, but j he aimed low." Asked if he had a wife and any [ children, Jackson said he had none. "My wife went bad on me 20 years /ago. Dey aint no good, anyway," Atkins Speaks at ;i DeAnn Saturday Hope Congress Candidate Returns i'Yorn Calhoun Campaign ;W. S. Atkins of Hope, candidate for qpngtess in the Seventh Arkansas dis- tfict, made his first Hempstead county address Saturday night, speaking }jl hib original home community of DeAnn. t Mr. Atkins had been campaigning ^Sjftihoun county, speaking earlier Mhe day at Harrell and Hamtopn, and driving home for the address that I'night at DeAnn. 'A§ "My platform," he told his DeAiui ijisteners, "includes legislation to bring '.'.vjtjbout a proper distribution of buying Jpower of the country. I think this is the paramount need of today. "Forty million people in the United States are without the necessary food and clothing. There are one million children out of school because of want of food and clothing. "Our president, with the deepest sympathy for suffering humanity, is endeavoring to relieve the distressed conditions that exist. I favor and international, to the end that business may be restored to normal condition and the buying power restored to the people." City Employes to Attend Fish Fry Annual Party at Yellow Creek Bridge Will Be Held Wednesday J l municipal employes will "knock Wednesday to attend a fish fry at Yellow creek bridge, west of McNab. The delegation from Hope will be headed by Mayor Ruff Boyett. The party will include all employes of the city and their families, numbering over 100 persons. marily for trade purposes. It is built for through travel. Both Hope and Camden are today missing tourist traffic which wou.'d develop on No. 4 if wo were prepared to tell the world on thc road map that this route is complete across the suite. Arkansas has been allotted 3'A million dollars' federal aid for highways in the fiscal year beginning July 1. The major trunk roads are complete. No. 4 is the only secondary state road this writer knows of that has an 11- mile gap which is neither graded nor groveled. We owe co-operation in this matter not only to our neighboring cities east and v-"TSt, but also to the oil com- iterloo, in Nevada county, vwBBHinSWyiisolated in respect to highway" iJBm'unication toward the east. You read in the news columns ol Jiis paper not ,long a go that a new roofing manufacturing plant has come to Waterloo. Other oil by-product ilants will follow —providing the lack of good railroads is remedied by the completion of Highway No. 4. XXX Every Monday I learn a fresh lesson in teh. stupidity of governmental ' 'bureaucrats—and the incredible stupidity of these bureaucrats when they step outside the boundaries of their own land. Because, every Monday there comes to The Star's exchange desk, along with 30 or 40 other papers mostly in Arkansas, a copy of the Courier DCS Etats-Unis. The United States Courier—I presume that is the English translation —is a French language newspaper established in 1828 and published at 535 Fifth avenue, New York City. Originally a daily newspaper, I never received a copy. Then it was forced to suspend as a daily, restricting publication to Sunday. About that time thc French government announced an annual subsidy of some millions of francs to help friends of France ''do good" abroad. "Doing good" abroad, in this instance, appears to be the mailing of a French language weekly to every American newspaper office. Get this: France hasn't money to pay her war debts to the United States for the reason, among others, that she has to pay for subscriptions to a journal which American editors get but can't read! XXX By what process ef reasoning do French bureaucrats arrive at the conclusion that mailing out the United States Courier to country newspaper offices will influence American newspaper opinion? It isn't such a strange reasoning. Many a well-meaning American citizen has come down to his local newspaper office to ask that a certain tern of news be suppressed. He doesn't understand newspapers. He sees in a newspaper only an instrument of potential power. If he owned it he would do certain things. He doesn't stop to. consider that if he really owend it he would find that certain general policies forced him to run the newspaper in a certain way, to be fair and just to all subscribers and all divi- BY WILLIS THORNTON NEA Service Staff Correspondent Frantic search by the police of two continent for the vanished bride, Ag- nca Tufverson, Is urged forward by the peculiar borrow surrounding murders whose full implications are first known when some locked trunk gives up its fearful contents. The prominent part played in the Tufvcrson case by a large mpstcrious black trunk of thc arrested husband, Capt. Ivan Podcrjay, suggests strongly to olice that the fate of the vanished bride may be finally revealed by the o oning of the locked trunk. She may gtijl be alive, and yet—no detective could forget those sinister trunks which yielded the broken and savagedly cramped bodies of victims in the past. "There is nothing new in crime, Sherlock Holmes said once. "It has all been done before." And that is why authorities are working so frantically on the Tufverson case have turned to' trunk murders of the pas' to see whether there could not be parallels that-would help them today Many Cases on Record There have been many, for the idea of disposing of.the incriminating body of thcivictim by shipping it somewhere in a trunk, thus giving time to make a getaway before it is found, is a ,-etty slrn le one.•••••." One of the great niternational trunk mysteries was perpetrated go long ago as thc summer of 1907 in the gilded surroundings of the French Rivera and Monte Carlo. • Sir Vere and Lady Gould arrived, took a luxurious apartment, and began making friends among the habi- tues of the Casino. Toward the end ct the Bummer, they tried to inveigle several of their wealthy acquaintances into a motor trip with them, but failed. Then one day Lady Gould invited to :ier apartment a lonely lady, one Mme. Levin, who called herself countess. VIme. was always jewel laden and they enow it. Seating their gnest in a chair with its back adjoining a curtain-covered alcove, Lady Gould served cock- ails. Suddenly the curtains parted and jord Gould's arm appeared weilding i hammer. Down it ccrashed on the /ictims head and after a struggle Mme. Levin was dead. She was stried of her jewelry and he air spent the entire night dissecting the body and packing it in a trunk. Then, guarding the telltale trunk, they fled. Porter Discovers Crime H was on the station platform at Marseilles that a porter noticed a red stain oozing from a corner of the trunk. Police, summoned, made it give up its ghastly secret and Sir Vere and Lady Gould were sent for life to the prison colony in New Caledonia. Far more confuting and never com- Trunk Murders of Past Sifted for Clues in Tufverson Case Agiies Anne lierol Hedwlg Smuucfeon ^Joseph Hogo •Sarah Tabor Maud Tabor Eugcnc JLeRov. Grim secrets have often been disclosed by the opening of locked trunks . . . tme weird stories in which the al)ovc persons figured . . . have helped spur the search for the missing trunk in the Tufverson case, in the fear that It, too, may reveal a terrible tragedy. (Continued on Page Two) FLAPPER FANNY SAYS: REG. U. S. PAT. OFF. pletely explained, was the Tabor trunk mystery oC 11)19, one of the most sensational cases in Michigan annals. In this wierd case the body of Maude labor actually lay for three years locked in a trunk in the basement oi her mother's home in Lawton, Mich. It was Hire years later that Maud well-educated University of Michigan graduate, disappeared. There was some speculation about it, but the general impression was that she had gone Food Preserving for Visiting Day Mrs. Ruby Smith to Conduct Women's Division Friday, June 29 (Continued on page three) Mrs. Ruby Smith, extension specialist in food preparation will give a special demonstration in the canning of fruits and vegetables before the womens' suction on the annual visiting day at the University of Arkansas Fruit & Truch Branch Experiment station on Friday, June 29, according to an announcement made Monday by Miss Helen Griffin, county home demonstration agent. Mrs. Smith will be assisted in her demonstration by Miss Euna Harrcll, Eloisc Stanfard, Vera Whalen and Melva Bullington, home demonstration agents of Polk, Montgomery, Hot (Continued on Page Two) Entrants in Hollywood Tour Contest Must File Saturday 20 Candidates Permitted to Enter Saenger Competition—One Will Get Free Trip to California Mayor Arraigned in Court for Fishing Without a License The longest court docket in weeks faced Municipal Judge W. K. Lemley Monday after a police roundup over the week-end which included the city's chief executive, Mayor R. A. Boyett. The mayor was brought into court on charges of fishing with artificial bait and without a license. Charges were filed against him by Earl Barham, game warden. The case, however, was "marked continued indefinitely." The evidence obtained, it appears that Mayor Boyett had applied for a (Continued on page Two) Pulaski Candidates Curb Pie-Suppers Bounty Candidates Disturbed by Many Social- Financial Demands SAENCEB THEATRE IIOLLWOOD TOUR POPULARITY CONTEST ENTRY BLANK I would like to sec whose address is and whose age is ; Telephone No entered in the "Hollywood Tour Popularity Contest" as 1 think sh.e"w'o"uid be .1 good contestant and abide by the rules and regulations of said contest Clip UiU coupon, mail or si-nd to "Hollywood Tour Popularly Contest ' Manager, cure of Saenger Theatre, Hope, Arkansas, on or before Saturday, June 30, 1934. When a belle ia attached to buoy there's danger ahead Girls and women of Hope who expect ti-i participate in the Saenger theatre "Hollywood Tour Popularity Contest," must enter on or before next Saturday, and the first 20 who enter will be the only ones allowed to participate as the CUD test will be limited to 20. Manager Suanke, of the Saenger today made the following statement giving details of the contest: "All expense trip to Hollywood as first prize. A tour through the major studios. Taking of a motion picture ol all contestants. Stopping at the Roosevelt Hot. 1 in Hollywood for five days. ViMliiiL' [Joints of interest in and urouiul Hollywood, including u (Continued on Page Three) LITTLE ROCK — Heeding the pleas f harrassed candidates who survived ircvious ordeals, as well ag the moans nd wails of disappointed housewives vho occasionally would bake a lot of pies and then find no one to eat them, the Pulaski County Democratic Central Committee has instituted a New Deal of its own tnis year. ' Two years ago many rural communi- ies would plan rallies or pie suppers ofr the candidates on the same •.ighi, each being unfamiliar with the plans of the: other. The result was that (lie candidates wiuld tiy to find them- clvcs eating pie at Sweot Home and Roland at the same time. Or maybe ;ume candidate would "fail to hear about a meeting" and there would remain many pies uneaten. Several weeks ago the county central committee appointed a subcommittee of five, headed by D. K. Hawthorne, to arrange a schedule ol rallies which would permit each community to have at elust one and wiuld pievenl conflicts. Candidates approved the plan heartily, as did the coni- munity-ites. Freight Rate Cut Beaten in Courts C orporation C ommission Sustains Point That It is Discriminatory LITTLE ROCK— (ff)— Authority o the Arkansas Corporation Commisison to suspend the operation of a reducec freight schedule which carried restricted routings was upheld Monday by the Arkansas Supreme Court. To meet truck competition the Missouri Pacific and other railroads reduced rates in 1M2 on petroleum products in Arkansas, and subsequently repiiblished the rates but restricted them to certain freight routings. The case was appealed from Pulaski circuit court. In another case, the court held Monday that a contract made in 1932 by which the operation of water-works properties in Magnolia Improvement District No. 1 was turned over to the Consumers Ice company was invalid because of a law which prohibits commissioners of a district from being interested in any contract made in behalf of the district. The Consumers company later assigned the contract to the Arkansas Power & Light Co., which demurred to the suit instituted in Columbia chancery court seeking to declare the contract invalid. Th Supreme Court ordered the remurrer overruled. Roosevelt to Sail West on Saturday Begins Last Week of Work Before His Voyage to Hawaii HYDE PARK, N. Y.-I.4')—President Roosevelt Monday began an intensive week arranging the affairs of state preparatory to his departure Saturday on a long-planned cruise to Hawaii and the West Coast. Before leaving for the capital Monday night he took up hero the last of the bills passed by the recent con- grets and studied a list of recommendations for two important commissions, the stock exchange and the ci.mmunii.'ations agencies. He allocated 150 million dollars Sunday night for drouth relief. Bulletins WASlIINGTON-(>p)-The forest service said Monday that a new regional office, which will be headquarters region No. 8, will be established soon at Atlanta, Ga. It will have charge of the national forest administration In 11 states including Arkansas. Joseph C. Kirchen Is head of the staff. WARREN, Ark.— (/p) —Six persons were treated for injuries here Monday which they received when a car driven by Dave Elliott of Tillar, Ark., skidded in loose gravel and overturned Sunday. The Rev. W. T. Brccdlovc, 86, Baptist minister, was critically injured. WA£HINGTON.(#>)-An 11-point program for thc holding of elections in steel plants to determine what unions shall represent thc workers was presented to the Department of Labor Monday by the left wing group of the Steel & Metal Workers Industrial Union. The group claimed to speak for 15,000 workers. 4 Accidents Occur During Week-End Negro Girl Hurt on No. 67 Car Knocks Over Two City Lamp-Posts Several persons were hurt, none seriously, in a series of automobile accidents in Hempstead' county over the week-end. Sam Revis, 24, was recovering Monday in Julia Chester hospital after a motorcycle accident Sunday/-.on - the Fulton highway;'; He susMmSa 'minor' injuries, which were mostly bruises about the body. Particulars of the case could not be learned. Hospital hittaches said no other persons were brought there for treatment of injuries. ' Delia Cooper, 14-year-old negro girl of Providence community, sufered a concussion of the brain in an accident Saturday night on the Hope-Emmet road. The Cooper girl was knocked to the pavement from a wagon in which she was riding when it was struck by an automobile. She received medical aid at Josephine hospital and was allowed to return home several hours later. Clyde Reese and a woman companion, whose name was not learned, figured in an accident here Saturday night. The woman, driving a Buick coupe, entered Sinclair filling station at Third and Walnut streets to buy gas. After the attendant refused to sell the gas on credit, the driver put the car in reverse and started backing out. It was said Reese stepped on the accelerator, the car shot backwards north on Walnut street, striking and tearing down a lamp post near Hope Star office. Continuing its wild spurt, the car struck a second post near the post- office, damaging it and knocking the ;lass out. The car came to a halt, the •ear wheel and fender badly damaged. No one was hurt. Reese and his lompanion were lodged' in jail, on- lay Reese paid a ?10 fine for drunkenness. His woman companion was eleased without charges being filed. It was said Monday by Mayor Boytt that he expected George Sande- ur, manager of the city-owned water nd light plant, to file charges against e to collect for the damaged light )OStS. A fourth accident case was reported n the Hope-Washington road Satur- ay night in which the occupants es- aped serious injuries. C. Byers and V. Stroud of Washington, figured in accident, it was reported. Drunk- nness charges were filed against both n municipal court Monday. Man Slain, Wife and Child Beaten and Unconscious Lee Grimmctt, 47, Dead, and Wife and Child Believed Dying S UIGID E UNLIKELY Police Unable to Ascribe Any Motive for Self- Destruction FORDYCE, Ark.— (/P) —Lee Grtei- mett, 47, service station manager here, was found fatally shot and his wife, Ola, 35, and daughter Nancy Louise, 9, with the skulls crushed and in a dying condition here early Monday! Neighbors went to the Grimmett: home after they heard a shot The mother and daughter were taken to a Pine Bluff hospital Grimme-t's body was found on the floor, a rifle beside it. The woman and child were on a bed, beaten into unconsciousness. . No explanation was rna.de by officers for the tragedy, since trie family was not known to have domestic difficulties, and their finances were in good order. inger Subject to $15,000 Reward Federal and State Law§.> Tighten Up on No. 1 * "• Desperado ^ r CHICAGO, — (/?}— New^ ,hop6 -for the capture of John Dilliriger, Amerl- * ^... day with fortifying of "the crime laws' o fthe nation. • As the eluside lindiana outlaw started his 17th week of Seedoni a reward of ?10,000 for his capture with an additional $3,000 for the information leading to it hung over his head. ' They were offered by Attorney General Cummings under the new federal anti-crime emasures passed in the clogindays of th recent session of Congress. Additional rewards of Jl.OOO each have been offered for Dillinger's apprehension by governors of five Midwestern states. Further to champ the desperado's style, congress enacted legislation making it a crime subject to heavy penalties to assault o; v resist federal officers and to rob a bank nationally affiliated, with severe punishment, if a dangerous weapon ig used and the death penalty if anyone is kitted. Another measure directly affecting Dillinger, passed by congress, is a- waitihg presedential approval, regarded as certain. It would levy a heavy tax on importers, manufacturers and dealers in machine gung. sawed-off shotguns or other arms with barrels less than 18 inches long, except pistols and revolvers, as well as silencerg and mufflers. Stringent rules are provided for keeping records of movement of such weapons including finger-printing of individual purchasers. Under such a law Dillinger would be committing a crime by carrying a machine gun. Algo he can be arrested for owning a machine gun in many states under recent laws. Jritain, Germany Open Debt Parley 'reposed Interest Reduction May Lifht German Moratorium LONDON, Eng.— (ff>) —Negotiations between Great Britain and Germany began I.!' • day and the parley is expected ir •xmcem itself with German morale debt payments. Sonic unoificial quarters anticipate that thc settlement, if one is readied, may provide lower interest rates on German debts owed in Great Britain. The same sources likewise anticipate that Germany, to met such a result, would make concessions and call off the moratorium. There is 110 official indication, however, as to how far Britain is willing to go in making concessions; but it is known that the government desires to avoid a trade with Germany. Ex-Sen. Thomas of Colorado Is Dead Opposed Many Democratic Policies, Including Gold Prohibition DENVER, Colo. — (#>)— Charles S. Thomas, 85, who capped a stormy career as United States senator and governor of Colorado by defying President Roosevelt's 1933 order against gold hoarding, died Sunday. Though a Democrat all his life, Thomas frequently clashed with leaders of his party. He termen "un-Democratic" the powers given President Roosevelt ynd in the Wilson administration 01 posed United States participation in the League of Nations and Versailles treaty. He was- retired from active political life last year when the president called for the surrender of gold to the Treasury in connection with the national banking crisis. Thomas acquired more gold than the law allowed and defied the government to gieze his "hoard" of. $120. ''I have qualified for the penitentiary and I am at your service," he write prosecuting authorities. His "hoard" was ignored, but later his daughter was indicted for gold hoarding, and Thomas announced he would help defend her on the ground that the order deprived citizens of 'tehir property without due process of law and was unconstitutional. The case ig pending. Thomas sought unceasingly during his term in the senate—from 1913 to 1921—to have silver rehabilitated as a currency basis.

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