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" S«X / i Do Hempstead County's Taxpayers Want an Initiated County Salary Act? Attend the Discussion Saturday, June 30,2 p. m* Hope City Halt Thfs newspaper produced under dl- vlslons A-Z St A-5 Graphic Arts Code. J nope Star Arkansas—Generally fair Wed* j nesday night; Thursday part-] ly cloudy. VOLUME 35—NUMBER 218 (AP)—Mentm Aimnrlntril 1'rrs* <NRA)—Menu* Nmniuiiicr Kntrrpr tun AftVn HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY/JUNE 27, 1934 I ii «*r of Hope rounded 181)0| Hop* Bnllr Pre««. 182f | •moHdnted on Hope stnr, Jnnunrj- 18, 1920. PRICE 5c CO! NO PROFESSORS." FARLE Western End of Highway No. 4 Urged Closing of Rosston Gap 50 Visitors Throng Hope City Hall as Seven Cities and Towns Resolve Upon United Political Action Fifty representatives from seven south Arkansas cities and towns joined in a protest Wednesday afternoon at Hope city hall against the failure of the State Highway Commission to complete No. 4 through Nevada county, although speaker said, "The slate has built concrete roads through other sections with as little as one-eleventh the population that lives along No. 4." Timed to take advantage of the 3V4 million dollar federal highway aid allotment to Arkansas, which is effective July 1, the Hope meeting was the first of three which arc expected to formulate an organized protest to the political administration of the state. Addressed by Secretaries Luther Ellison and Bill Graham, and the Camden and Warren Chambers of Com- Record Crowd Is Expected Visiting Day Here Friday Governor Futrell, Editor Cochel of Kansas City Star, Speakers PROGRAM ALL DAY Interesting Events From 9:30 in Morining to 4 in Afternoon Preparations hnvc been completed to take care of a record-breaking crowd of visitors from all over the state at the annual visiting day to be held at the Fruit and Truck Branch Experiment Station this Friday, Juno 29. This promises to be the largest educational farm meeting held in Arkansas this year, as farm people from 40 counties with their county fram and home agents will he present. Seats have been installed in the cool station ' grove to aci*" Jnmodate 2,000 and there will be i'.ii •'! for many more.Two publi c add;ess systems with four loud-speakers j have been engaged for the convenience of the visitors and the speakers who include Governor J. M. Futrell; W. A. Cochel, editor of the .Weekly Kansas City Star end noted farm lecturer'; and E. B. WhHaker, extension district agent and outstanding agriculturist. . Governor Futrell will arrive in the morning and will be introduced by O. A. Graves, local attorney; while Edi- Cochel will be introduced by Alex Washburn, editor and publisher of 'Hope Star. Fifty wagons and trucks with seats will be provided by Hempstead county farmers and business men to comfortably ride the visitors through the station farm in the morning. Seven interesting subjects will be discussed in the morning by outstanding agriculturists as follows: Grape management, C. B. Wiggins, horticulturist, University of Arkansas; pastures, Glenn Riddell, Missouri Pacific agriculturist; tomatoes and sweet poto- toes, Paul Miller, chief inspector, state Plant Board; wood lot management, L. M. Turner, forester, College of Agriculture; corn and legumes, Martin Nelson, agronomist, College of Agriculture; Cotton varieties, D. J. Burlcs- on, extension agronomist; and peaches by W. G. Amstcin, extension horticulturist. The all day program begins at 9:30 in the morning and ends at 4 in the afternoon. There will be something of interest and value to all viistors. Special entertainment features including the Wilhoits and the Verger Rythm Singers will eb the attraction during the noon hour while viistors are eating their lunches. The general public is invited to attend. The station can be be reached by the new one-mile spur two and a half miles out on the concrete road to Emmett. Budding to Be Shown Farmers Two Demonstrations Are Scheduled in Hempstead County Thursday A pecan budding demonstration will be given on the farms of Leslie Terry, Route 5, Hope, at 9 o'clock Thursday morning, and Ruffin White, Route 4, Hope Thursday at 1:30. W. G. Amstein State Horticulturist, and Frank R. Stanley, county agent, will conduct these demonstrations. All farmers who arc interested in work of this kind are urged to be present and receive this instruction. Barbecue Thursday for Methodist Men The Men's Bible class of First Methodist church will entertain Thursday night with a barbecue at Fair Park, Starting at 7 o'clock. All members are urged to attend. Approximately 300 persons are expected, Roy Stephenson said. President Wilson vetoed the Volstead act on the ground that war-time prohibition was no longer desirable and that the proper legal procedure had not ben followed. mercc, respectively, the meeting wan attended by delegations from those cities and Nashville, Lockesburg, ROSJ- ton, Waterloo and Hope. Mr. Ellison told the meeting: "South Arkansas pays 65 per cent of the taxes but gets only the crumbs of public appropriations. Highway No. 4 is today incomplete, with an 11-mile gap from Rosston cast to the Nevada- Ouachita line. Yet, No. 2 through Union and Ashley counties, and the Little Rock-Fort Smith roads arc both completed although the population for miles is only one-eleventh as great as that of the area through which No. 4 runs." Mr. Ellison urged that pressure be brought. to bear through the U. S. Bureau of Public roads to compel an equitable distribution of road funds, since all of the new 3'/2-million dollar appropriation is a federal grant. Comrnittes from the various cities will journey to Camden Tuesday, July 3, at 2:30 o'clock for a final meeting. Meanwhile, the eastern section of No. 4's territory will be organized at a meeting to be held at Warren Friday. F. D. to See Tragedy of Puerto Rico NRA to Stand Pat on Hosiery Must Meet Labor Requirements or Remain Closed, Says Johnson WASHINGTON —(ff)— A determined assertion by Hugh S. Johnson that the closed Harriman Hosiery Mills must make labor concessions to regain a Blue Eagle Tuesday put the question of htc government's next step—legal prosecution—up to Attorney General Cummings. "The prosecution part of the case is in the hands of the Department of Justice," Johnson said. "I don't know what the Justice Department is going to do. It is a little bit embarrassing." Answering Harriman charges of "persecution," Johnson answered: "I have no doubt of the violation of the code. I have less doubt now than ever before." Months ago the case of the Tennessee hosiery plant was referred to the Justice Department by the National Labor Board for the alleged violation of the collective bargaining rights guaranteed labor in the hosiery code and the recovery law. A strike was called last October when the firm was alleged to have dismissed em- ployes for union activities. On June 18 the Justice Department replied that a complete file of evidence had not been submitted, but that on the basis of a transcript ot hearings before the Atlanta Regional Labor Board, it did "not consider the evidence sufficient to warrant legal prosecution." Johnson said Cummings had been given a complete file in this case. The Harriman Mills closed Monday throwing 623 employes out of work. J. Ashbury Wright, vice president, wrote Johnson that the actions of himself and NRA "have convinced us that they intend to wreck this con- FLAPPER FANNY SAYS.- REG. U. S. PAT. OFF. Statisticians aren't the only oues who watch curves in an upswing. President's Cruise to Take Him Past Tropic 'SugarbowF Sugar Baron Corporations Have All the Land— Starvation Amid Plenty NEW DEAL PROBES President Mainly on Pleasure Trip, But Will Make Observations This is the first of four stories on what President Roosevelt will see on his voyage to Haiuaii, as he makes stops at Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and passes through the Panama Canal. BY RODNEY DUTCHER NEA Washington Correspondent Copyright, 1934, by NEA Service, Inc. WASHINGTON — President Roosevelt will find Puerto Rico as avid for a New Deal as was ever any of the states he leaves behind. He has a plan for that and probably will tell the 1,600,000 American citi- ens on the island something about it. The Puerto Ricans are enjoying the sweet and sour fruits of 35 years of American government, culture and economic exploitation. They have good Tiard roads, good schools, and good public health systems. But most of them are suffering from undernourishment, unemployment ana extreme poverty. Unequal division of weolth in the United States seems a mild comparison with its development and consequences in Puerto Rico. Strong measures will be required to put the island on its feet. Behind the lovely modernized city of San Juan, oldest city under the American flag—Roosevelt will find a crazy economic system built up by American capital, which bought up vast acreages for sugar cane cultivation and left Puerto Rico without enough to eat. Job Situation Critical Half the heads of families are counted as unemployed. Wages on the sugar plantation run from 50 to 80 cents a day and the average income of wage earners is between $150 and ?200 a year. The crux of the situation is that Puerto Ricans existing on such incomes must buy the necessities of life —which they should produce at home —in the form of tarriff-protected goods from continental United States —rice, flour, salt, canned fish, meat, beans, cigarets cotton cloth and wearing apparel. Yet 80 per cent of the population si rural! About half the population is of Negro blood and most of the rest is Spanish. It increases rapidly from 450 per square mile in 1930 to 473 lest year. That is a serious problem in itself, intensified by the land- acquisition policy of the sugar corporations. Overcrowding, malnutrition and low living standards have increased the tuberculosis death rate to nearly 300 per 10,000 of population. Malaria, hookworm and other diseases arc prevalent. Two-thirds of the all-dominating sugar industry is absentee-owned, which menus that the big money from the crop leaves the island. About $400.000.000 is said to have been taken out in the last 30 years. Two Great Blights "Hurricanes and sugar cane," Puerto Ricans ray, are their worst blights. The 192S hurricane inflicted ?100,000,000 property damaee ;<nd the one of 19, f ;2 a toll of $30.f«0,000. Nearly $10,000,000 of the New Deal mcney has gone to Puerto Rico along with a couple of million of self-liquidating RFC loans. But that still leaves Puerto Rico headed for catastrophe nr 1 it is in her respective role as hief recipient of AAA benefit pny- iL'iits under the administration sugar ontrol program that she sees her ightest immediate hope. A committee of Puerto Rican tcch- nitiiins, chairmaned by Chancellor Carlos: Chardon of University of Puerto Rico—an agricultural authority— was called here by Undersecretary Rexford G.. Tugwell to devise a plan by which funds available might be used for general reconstruction. At least $2-1,000,000 in bi-nefit payments should be available in the next three years, plus whatever Puerto Rico may get from subsistence home- .stcnrl and other funds. Industrial Flan Drafted The Chardon plan, which the administration is expected to support in principle', calls for purchase of sugar mills and cane land by a public a- > f tff % $-«'••'<•& ""• "f! '?> '?"-<°>R",~A.>f ^?%'4&'&<$'-'"4 ""*?*»&* *-* '*'•""*- ^''^^^^&^ $&.'. ' i v- - >,~*"*&,&tt fa*'? '%*»> A Spread over an islet, San Juan, Puerto Rican capital, and first stop on President Roosevelt's voyage to Hawaii, looms as a city of contrasts when seen from the air, ancient architecture Wending with modern buildings to form a striking picture of the traveler. IS- (Continued on Page Three) Wilson Outlines Senate Platform Hope Man Establishes Self on Issues of 20th District Campaign Announcement cf his candidacy for the Arkansas senate from the 20th district, comprising Hempstead and Nevada counties, was made in today's political column of The Star by John L. Wilson, of Hope. Mr. Wilson outlined his campaign position as follows: "It was a deep sense of the duties of the office of state senator that caused me to ask the voters to elevate me to this position. "I am truly thankful to you for the many honors you have conferred upon me. This of itself will cause me to do my best to serve you honorably. "I have been criticized for my long- continued service, but you know why my opponents have not done the same thing. "My stand for a more equitable division of the gasoline tax for the use of our county roads is well known. While county judge I fought all the time for funds to be used on the main- traveled roads, especially the school bus routes. "You know that I can not correct all the ills in our state government, but will work with any one whom I believe to be sincere in his desire for good remedial legislation. "The license fees on our cars, trucks and trailers should be adjusted so that the burden of taxation is more evenly distributed. "In short, I will stand by the side cf those I think need help and I will give them honest and sincere consideration, Leave my name on the ticket August 14 and get the very best service I can give you in return. Sincerely, JOHN L. WILSON. Police Fugitive Is Hero in Shipwreck Many Drown, But French Police Let Crack Diver Save Others New British Debt Note Sent to U.S. England Repeats Request for Final Revision of • War Obligations LONDON, Eng.— (ff>)— A "new British note was cabled to the embassy at Washington Wednesday in which the government emphasized its desire to negotiate a permanent war debts settlement with the United States. The foreign office declined to reveal the exact nature of the communication except to say that it was short. The British policy of the past, with reference to the desire for a discussion of a full settlement of the debt question, was under: tood to have been re- j stated as part, of the note. 5-State Group Is Urged by Ginners Arkansas Members Wish New Unit for Rate- Making Purposes LITTLE ROCK — (#>)— Arkansas ginners Wednesday requested that rates for ginning seed cotton, drying and cleaning, bagging and ties and storage be* included in the cotton-mar 1 - keting agreement, on which hearings are being conducted here by representatives of Illinois, Missouri and Arkansas with Agricultural Adjustment Administration (AAA) officials. It was also urged that Arkansas be placed in a group with these states and Tennessee and Kentucky for rate-making purposes. Bulletins WAEREN, Ark.— (ff>)— Jack Belcher, negro, beat and stabbed to death Fannie Thomas and Blanche Devotee, negro women, here Wednesday and then shot himself fatally. Officers said there had been trouble between the three for some time. PHILADELPHIA, Pa.— (ff)— Milton Work, noted bridge expert, died here Wednesday of an acute intestinal condition. He was stricken several weeks ago. He was 69. HELENA, Ark.— '(#>) — Mrs. W. M. Lundi, of Memphis, was shot and seriously wounded when Ray and Tim Haiuian opened fire on her truck in the Hannan lot here early Wednesday mornijift The Hannans surrendered and said they thought somebody was stealing their stock. LORIENT, France — (fP)~ A passenger boat carrying 100 arsenal workers was rammer from the rear by another vessel Tuesday and sunk with her human cargo. The loss of life was still unchecked early Wednesday. At least a score were feared to have been carried out to sea by a treacherous current folwing past the mouth of Loricnt harbor. The official toll stood at six dead and 12 injured. Quick work by divers diminished the death toll. Dockworkers and sailors plunged into the waters over the sinking vessel and rescued all the pes- sengers trapped in the ship's cabin. Early Wednesday the boat was raised and towed to port at low tide. There was wide praise for the quick work of dockmen who leaped to the rescue of the shipwrecked victims. One ot them was a fugitive from justice, police said. He went into the boat's cabin and saved the lives of llirc'c- adults and a small girl. Thi.' docker was about to step into a boat taking volunteer divers to the scene of the wrccX when a policeman recognized him as the man wanted. 'I am a good diver," the man said. "Let IUL- go, 1 can save some lives." The policeman gave in, and the- fugitive became a hero. 65% Recovery for Depositors, Claim Jones, R.F. C. Chairman, Optimistic of Closed Bank Liquidations WASHINGTON —(ff)— Jesse H. Jones, chairman of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation said Tuesday night he expected depositors in banks closed during the past three years to get back an average of 65, per cent of their money. He said the average pay-off from closed tanks for 25 years previous was 58 per cent. Of 6,600,000,000 in banks closed during 1331, 1932 and 1033, he said 50 per cent had been refunded to depositors. He warned that provisions in the act extending temporary deposit insurance did not mean the corporation would advance money deposits. to pay off all Beg Pardon It was erroneously reported in The Star that W. Stroud of Washington, was one of the occupants of a car which was wrecked on the Hope- Washington road Saturday night The Star regrets this error. Sue for Blast at Garland City Span Kansas City Bridge Co. Files U. S. Action for $100,000 LITTLE ROCK— Suit was filed in Federal court .Tuesday by the Kansas City Bridge Company to collect $100,000 from the state Highway Commission as balance claimed to be due on construction of the ill-fated Garland City bridge. The petition set forth that th $100,000 was the compromise amount agreed upon in a stettlement of the bridge company's claim against the slate after the company had removed the wrecked span of the completed bridge and repaired it. The company holds 20 certificates of indebtedness for $5,000 each as evidence of its claim, it was explained and the state Refunding Board has refused to exchange rhort term notes lor the certificates after the Highway Audit Commission disallowed the claim. The bill recited the history of the construction of the bridge, the central .-.pan of which was dynamited September 3, 1930, after it had been completed by the bridge company, but before it was taken over by the highway commission. At this time it was related the company was due a balance og $69,913.44 on the original contract of $549,131.80 and it was agreed with the Highway Tax League Is to Meet on Saturday Final Action on County Salary Law to Be Taken in Hope June 30 A final meeting of the Hempstead County Taxpayers League to determine whether an initiated county salary law will be attempted this year is to be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, June 30, in Hope city hall. A preliminary meeting was held there''la«t 'Saturday, at which time-it was decided to meet again this Saturday, and, if action is favorable, to name a committee to draft a proposed salary schedule and circulate petitions to place a bill on the general ballot in November. Postmaster Says Roosevelt Will (illicit'I IS. Alone I Administration man Addresses Rotary International FORM LABOR BOARD President Acts to Settl^ Pacific Longshoremen's s Strike DETROIT, Mich. — (/F)— PostmasteiP| General Farley assured delegates atA, tending the Rotary International con^ vention here Wednesday that there;/ is no danger of a college professor; leading President Roosevelt off on ,a»f haphazard adventure. * "ji The president's departure from thtf" old practice of rugged individualism have been long planned and are now, Declares Premier Was Her Guardian Canadian Girl Defends Her Affair on Brownlee's Promises (Continued on page Two) Chemist to Make Lacquer and Celluloid From Southern Pine Dr. Charles H. Herty's White Paper Process Followed by Other Important Discoveries for the South SAVANNAH, Ga.—(/P)—Scientists are converting pine trees into pulps from which artificial silks, films, newspaper, explosives and lasquers can be made. & , A laboratory operated here by Dr. Charles H. Herty with aid of the Chemical Foundation. Inc., is opening up fields with vast economic potentialities for pines abundant in the South but once used only for turpentine and resin products and lumber. The latest experiments, following on those by which Dr. Herty developed a process for making pine into white paper, have just been started with a view to making pine forests produce artificial fabrics and nitro-cellulose, a material used in films, celluloid, au- tomobile lacquers, gun cotton and for a dozen othet- purposes. Until recently, it was believed that pine had a high pitch content making it unfit for newsprint, artificial fabric and similar pulp uses. Spruce, approximately 70 per cent of which is imported, has been used. Du Herty found that the pitch content is negligible in pines under 25 years old. Small pines, cut down in thinning forests and often wasted, are used in (Continued on page three) EDMONTON, Alebrta — (£>)— With tears streaming down her pale cheeks, Vivian McMillan testified Tuesday in her seduction suit against Premier John E. Brownlee that she resisted his advances for six months on every occasion when they were together. "After tile six months the relations between you became a habit," suggested A. L. Smith, lawyer for the 50- year-old premier, ''You had ceased resisting?" "Yes," replied the 22-year-old former government stenographer. Between interruptions caused by the tall, slender plaintiff's sobbing breakdowns, the lawyer led her to repeat her story, starting with a visit of Brownlee to her home in Edson in 1930. She repeated that he promised to be her guardian and open his home to her if she wished to go to Edmonton to take a government job. "When did you get the idea he enticed you away from home with a plan to seduce you" asked Smith. "Sometime in the fall of 1931 he got the idea. Where did you get it?" "It didn't come all at jnce," said the girl, who had been permitted to sit down because of her distress. ''1 was older for one thing. I had read of seduction cases in files of the attorney general's office where I worked. My eyes were opened." The girl was questioned closely about her first automobile rides with Brownlee and was asked if she believed there was anything wrong when he promised to "tell her about life." "I thought of our conversation in Edson when he promised to be my guardian," she said. "Did he tell you the only way to repay Mrs. Brownlee for her social kindness was to be intimate with him him" "Yes." "He made a proposition for you to part with your honor" "He didn't say 'part with my honor' he said I would be doing the honorable thing." lu answer to a direct question Miss MacMillan said she had never been in love with Brownlee but thought that during the first six months he was in Jove with her. Moratorium Veto? WASHINGTON.— (ff) —Congressional leaders said Wednesday they had been informed the president would veto the Frazler-Iieinke : bill- granting a partial moratorium for six years on the paying off of farm mortgages. beginning to pay dividends, he said. ;i "I know of no man with a more dcf- i inite mind than his," Farley said, "I know of no executive lessilikelyyl to be swayed by impractical theories, 3 regardless of their source, than the president." Pie Supper at Hinton There will be a pie supper at Hinton chapel Wednesday night June 27. Everyone is invited. Candidates will be yiy\i the opportunity to announce. ui'L." 'us will be for benefit of the clur By the Associated Press' fi . The president has invoked the j re-i!l cently enacted Wagner lagor dispute*"] bill to settel the strike of 27,000 : ic coast longshoremen, it was le Wednesday. A labor board has been appointed'} deal isfrh fife i*dbtemr~ - < *- v "'? •' Fourteen, persons meanwhile will I arrested at Milwaukee where windows?] were smashed and street car workers routed in a strike of electric railway , and light company employes. ' ' t _ Employes of the Harriman Hosiery'"! company mills at Harriman, Tenness- s J ee, announced a march Wednesday on the Emergency Relief Administration (ERA) headquarters to demand"' aid. ; Pecora to Serve > WASHINGTON — (ff) —The president received word Wednesday that Ferdinand Pecora, counsel of the sen- at e banking committee, would serve for a year. as chairman of the new Securities & Exchange Commission. The name of former Governor Pollard of Virginia entered prominently into discussions of successors for the federal trade commissioners 'likely t» r be shifted to the new commission. ";; It is reported that James M. Landis ' and George C. Matthews, present members of the Federal Trade Comi mission are likely to be shifted to. the Securities & Exchange Commission. Horsf all Action Further Delayed Monticello Trustees Agree to Postpone Election Beyond Friday . LITTLE ROCK —(/P)— Monticello A. & M. College trustees met Governor Futrell here Wednesday and it was learned later on good authority that action as to the re-election of President Frank R. Horsfall and at least two members of the faculty would be deferred when the board meets Friday. Markets Hope Cotton Exchange New York Cotton Open High Low Close July 12.18 12.21 12.12 12.12 Oct 12.40 12.48 12.33 12.35 July down 9 points. New Orleans Cotton July 12.12 12.17 12.06 12.07 Oct 12.40 12.45 12.32 12.33 July down 9 points. Chicago Grain Wheat — July 90V 4 91 89% 90 orn — July 57V4 58 STVfe 57V4 Oats -T July 42% 42V 2 41% 41% Closing Stock Quotations Amer <~^u 97 Amer 1'el and Tel US Amer Smelter 42Vi Anaconda 15 Chrysler 39^ eneral Motors 31 Socony Vacuum 15V4 Standard Oil of N. J 44 ' U. S. Stel 39% Warner Bros -...5% Hope Vegetable Stringless snap bearis bu ...40c U. S. No. 1 Irish pota., 100 Ibs 60e Cucumbers per bu —40c,

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