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Do Hempstead County's Taxpayers Want an Initiated County Salary Aict? Attend the Discussion Saturday, June 30,2 p. m, Hope City Hall. This netopaper produced under dl- vlslons A-2 & A-5 Graphic Arts Code. ••M^Hte «dHJIHBH ^^^Bfcrti^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^BU^^ Star WEATHER Arkansas — Generally fair Thursday night; Friday partly cloudy. VOMJME 36—NUMBER 219 )— MrnnN Ai*nclfltc<! I'rrsn (NBA)— Mrnnii Nm-iipnpcr RiU Aan'n HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 1934 *^r of Hope fonniled IRftfli Hope I:nlly Free*, 1927) •mnllilntcd n* Hope Stnr, Jnnnnry 18, 1029. PRICE 6c COPY U.S. HOUSING BILL SIGNED Here and There -Editorial By ALEx. H. WASHBURN- ft ft ft ft EDITOR The Star: Some time ago when you suggested to Li me that I really ought to book a "Western" in the middle of the week for those who wanted to see these fast: vanishing action-filled pictures but could not get away from their ' siness on Saturday, I said you were crazy. .> ——— ft I apologize. toosevelt Holds 3-2 Lead on Next to the Last Count With One More Tally to Come, Digest Gives Him 47 States HE CARRIES 61 PCT. 5.68 Digest Shows Him Stronger Now Than When Elected Roosevelt continues to lead by more than 3 to 2 in the semifinal returns of The Literary Digest poll on the New Deal, according to the tabulations published in this week's issue of the magazine. Vermont is the only one of the 48 states which votes a mapority against the President's acts and policies. 'Sixty-one per cent of the 1,508,861 votes now tallied express approval of t Roosevelt's program. The vote so far Ijs 920,357 for the New Deal to 588,504 fagainst it. An "Analysis of How Voters in This |Poll Voted in 1932 and Hoy They Vote Vow" reveals that Roosevelt still holds out of 5 of his former adherents and ^ more than 1 out of every 3 Hoov- Fer voters to his support, which gives " ' -- - * * f f nn il* Roosevelt a net Rain of 5.68 per cer\t I i suggesting this to them, they told me that I was crazy, too. But after seeing Wednesday night's rush for scats, when I stacked them, packed them in, and held them out until the second show I felt sure somebody other than you and I was wrong. After the folks at the home office get my reports I'm dead sure they, too, will apologize. I thnnk you for your suggestion and your wonderful help aiding me to put this mid-week "Western" program over; and I'm sure there will be more of these action-filled "Western" and variety programs for the Hope fans in the middle of the week. ARTHUR SWANKE, Manager Sacnger theater, Hope. XXX Okeh, Mr. Swankc. But if the hunch was a good one, I didn't originate it—1 just passed it on. Several weeks ago I was getting a shave at the White V/ay barbershop and Barber Chester White complained that back in the old days when the late F. S. Horton was running the Grand theater, he put on a "Western" feature every Wednesday and packed 'em in. Today's theater managers restrict "Westerns" to Saturday only, apparently in the belief that only country folks like "Westerns," anyway—and so, Mr. White was complaining to me that the barbers and store-clerks of Hope who have to work Into on Saturday never could get to see a "Western" picture. Mr. White deserves the real credit for inaugurating Saengcr's new pic- Pal, Seized, Says Dillinger Is Dead Pat Reilly Tells U. S. Agents No. 1 Gunmanls"0ut" Ex-Baseball Mascot Talks to Operatives at St. Paul, Minn. ARRESTED IN FLAT Seized in Apartment for Helping Guide Dillinger to Doctor ST. PAUL, Minn. —(/P)— John Dillinger, long-sought desperado, is dead, Albert (Pat) Reilly declared to federal investigators here Thursday. Reilly, held on charges of harboring Dillinger and John Hamilton, his chief lieutenant, was apprehended Wednesday by Department of Justice operatives. : from the 48 states as a whole. A comparison of the current returns vith the previous week's tally shows [that the President's majority in the oil has been reduced in the District fpt Columbia and in every state ex- s Louisiana and Montana though flosses in ratio are fractional. Eleven states give the New Deal a |majority of 55 per cent, or less. Eighteen states and the District of I Columbia show a 55 to 65 per cent af- [firmativo vote in the poll. Twelve other states show a majority for the New Deal of from 65 to 75 per cent and seven additional states, all in the south, give the President a vote of confidence of from 3 to 1 to nearly 6 to 1. A comparison of the ratios in this New Deal poll with the official vote Hoosevclt received in 1932 indicates that he has gained favor in 25 states while he loses popularity in 23 other states, which are mainly in the south and middle-western agricultural districts. The second report of the special poll conducted among the lawyers of the nation gives a vote of 16,869 for the New Deal to 14,785 against it. Hoover, a majority vote of disapproval is noted in 24 states. The second report of tho special clergy poll shows that the ministers continue to vote in favor of the New Deal by 12,318 "Yes" ballots to 10,089 "No" ballots, which is a slight decrease in ratio for Roosevelt's acts and policies over the prior report. The first returns of a special poll among the educators of the nation give the President a majority vote in all 48 slates and a combined majority higher than in the main poll or any several Literary Digest special This expression of approval, it sted, is "five times as strong as was the margin of disapproval in the banker-ballots." . Of the 12,267 ballots received from educators and teachers, 8,226, or 67.06 per cent, are marked "Yes" for the New Deal while 4,041 are registered "No." No Red Tape for Parole Violators States Agree to Rush Them Back Across State Lines That's life for you—a barber thinks up something, the newspaper gets credit for it, and the theater walks off with the money. XXX In all seriousness, there has been something wrong with the motion picture industry the last few years. All but a couple of the Hollywood production companies and the New York theater-managing concerns went Bankrupt. It wasn't the introduction of talking pictures that was altogether re- sppnsible—for after the technique of sound was perfected the theater audiences came back to normal in only the largest houses in the largest cities. Suburban picture-shows, and managers in the small cities, found something lacking in the appeal of the new-type productions which came out of Hollywood. I used to argue with Manager Matt Press of the Saenger, back in 1930, that what the movies needed to recapture America was less parlor and bedroom drama, fewer back-stage musicals, and more "Westerns" and serial thrillers. I-'eople, despite the high-brow critics, do not go to the theater to think. They go to the theater to be entertained. If the producers can throw in something for the high-brows to chew on without interrupting the story, olceh— but they'd better throw it in as Rudyard Kipling used to say he threw in his descriptive matter, "between par- anthcsos." What America, fed up on chorus legs, is crying for, is some more of the bold and vigorous stuff that went into the making of Pauline White's old-time serials. Or Antonio Moreno. Do you remember Moreno's serial "The Clutching Hand'".' The villain with the handle-bar moustaches had his gang lock Antonio U.S. Relief Plan Revives Hope In the Miserable Virgin Islands Reilly Is Grabbed MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. —(/P) —Albert (Pat) Reilly, dimutivc former baseball club mascot, blinked his eyes in an apartment Wednesday to find his bed surrounded by federal Department of Justice agents. Reilly is wanted on charges of having harbored Dillinger in the Twin Cities more than two months ago. Without weapons, Reilly offered no resistance. He was taken to an undisclosed destination and held incommunicado. U was Reilly who guided Dillinger and his first lieutenant, John Hamil- torf; to the-home of Di 1 . N. G. Mortensen, then St. Paul city health commissioner, last spring. Wounds of the two felons were examined by Mortensen and then they departed. It was believed the wounds were suffered cither during the Sioux Falls, S. D. or Mason City, la. bank robberies early this spring. It was Reilly, the government char- god, who leaid the plans for Dillinger's hideout at Mercer, where a Conservation Corps worker and a federal investigator were killed when the gang was surprised by a raiding party. The thugs escaped. Reilly was subjected to vigorous questioning, which operatives hoped would gvie some clue to the whereabouts of Dillinger, who with three others of his gang were the only ones at large. Optimism to Greet Roosevelt on Trip to the Caribbeans Tropical "Poorhouse" Being Converted to Subsistence Homestead PORT OF COLUMBUS Beautiful Islands Startled Discoverer Way Back in Year 1493 Scottsboro Case Sentence Upheld 2 of Convicted Negroes Sentenced to Die Friday, August 31 MONTGOMERY, Aln.(/P)—The Alabama Supreme Court Thursday upheld death sentences on Clarence Norris and Hcyward Patterson, negro defendants in the Scottsboro case, and set their execution date for Friday, August 31. They are two of the original nine convicted of attacking Victoria Price, a white woman, on a freight train at I Faint Rock in 1931. This is the second of n series of four articles on what President Roosevelt will see as he visits the U. S. possessions on his way to Hawaii and after he reaches his destination. BY RODNEY DUTCHER NEA Washington Correspondent Copyright, 1934, by NEA Service, Inc. WASHINGTON ,— The Virgin Islands, which President Hoover sorrowfully called "an effective poorhouse" when he saw them, are be- Dakota's Convicted Governor Captures Republican Primary FARGO, N. D. —(/P)— The vindication campaign of William Langer, North Dakota's convicted governor, apparently bore fruit Thursday when returns form Wednesday's primary election showed his apparent renom- ination by the Rebpublicans. tic was elading his nearest opponent by 8,000 votes on returns from 40 precincts. Material Prices Cut 10 Per Cent to Aid Campaign Roosevelt Moves Promptr ly to Encourage Construction Program ON AIR THURSDAY President Speaks at 8:80 p. m.—Farm Moratorium Doubtful (Continued on Page Three) FLAPPER FANNY SAYS : REG. U. 5. PAT. OFF. CHICAGO.—Making first use of new federal law designed to aid states in fighting crime, the Central States pardle Conference Wednesday moved to permit return of parole violators, to their original states without the customary red tape. Illinois, among other commonwealths, has at time found it extremely difficult to obtain the return of a ole violater whom a sister state be,_;e of legal technicalities. ;xperts attending the conferences believe they have found a way, through the Ashurst law, signed by President Roosevelt on June 7, to overcome these barriers and permit instant tarnsfer of a violator merely by presentation of a state warrant. Many a girl lookd tor "rocks" before making a matrimonial plunge. HarveyBetts Dies; Funeral on Friday Funeral Service to Be Held From Residence at 10 in Morning Harvey Belts, 31, well known Hope man, died early Thursday morning in Gowen sanitarium at Shreveport. Death was attributed to a lung complication. Funeral services will be held from the family residence on West Third street at 10 o'clock Friday morning. Officiating ministers will be the Hev. Thomas Brewster, pastor of First Presbyterian church and the Rev. E. Clifton Rule of the First Methodist church. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery. Born and reared in Hope, Mr. Betts was a graduate of Hope High School. He later attended Mexico Military Academy at Mexico, Mo. Returning here he joined the American Grocer company by whom he was employed several years before the firm's removal to Texarkana. Mr. Bolts had been ill several weeks. He was taken to the Shreveport san- itorium three weeks ago, his condition being serious the last three days. A Hope Furniture company ambulance returned the body to this city Thursday noon. Surviving are his widow, one daughter, Mary Kathryn, and his mother, MrJ. J. H. Betts, all of Hope; four .sisters, Mrs. W. M. Cantley and Mrs. Paul Simms of Hope; Mrs. J. S. Conway/ Jr., of Columbus; and Mrs. I. L. Pilkintori of Washington. Interest Ready on Old District Bonds Payment Due July 1 Will Be Made Promptly by State Government' LITTLE ROCK — The State Bond Refunding Board set aside 5707,131.12 to pay the first six months interest nn $17.000,000 road district refunding bonds. The bonds arc to be printed now and will be issued soon, bearing tliu date of January 1. Thus the first payment cf interest will be due July 1. and (lie action of the board assurej holders of r.'d district improvement bonds that interest payments will ba made promptly on the refunding bonds when they are exchanged for the old. Similar action was taken by the board two months ago to insure payment of the first three months interest, due April 1, on direct highways refunding bonds. Th<; board adopted the resolution requiring the resignation of any em- ploye of the board who is, or may become, a candidate for public office. The only employe affected at present i.s Mrs. Ella' Hackett, clerk for tin: board and a candidate for representative from Pulaski county. eeC Camp Wolfe Killed_by Blast One K. C. Boy Dead, Another Injured, in Camp Near Hot Springs HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — (JP) — One Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) worker was killed and another injured in a dynamite explosion at Camp Reform, 15 miles northeast of here, Thursday. William Branham, of Kansas City, was killed when the blast occurred as workers were shooting stumps near the camp. Tony Moreno, also of Kansas City, was critically injured. into; a subsistence Woman Who Beat Child Arrested Orphan's Condition in Alabama Hospital Turns Serious FAYETTE, Ala. — (fP) — Mrs. Earl Porter, accused of beating and maltreating 12-year-old Mary Virginia Johnson, Thursday was jailed on a charge of assault with intent to murder. The orphan child's condition in a local hospital was reported worse Thursday. to be Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood to Be Home of Saenger Winner Friday Is Last Day for Filing of Entrants' Names— One Hope Girl to Get Free Excursion to California City SAENGER THEATRE HOLI.WOOD TOUR POPULARITY CONTEST ENTRY BLANK 1 would like to see \vhn:;o address is and who.su aye is ; Telephone No entered in the "Hollywood Tour Popularity Contest" as I think she would be a good contestant and abide by the rules and regulations of said contest. Clip this coupon, mail or send to "Hollywood Tour Popularly Contest" Manager, care of Saenger Theatre, Hope, Arkansas, on or before Saturday, June HO. 1934. The great Roosevelt Hotel, largest and finest hotel on Hollywood Boulevard, near theaters, shops and studios, will be the home for five days for the winners of the "Hollywood Tour Popularity Contest," which is being conducted by the Saenger Theater. Much interest is being shown in the "Hollywood Tour Popularity Contest. ' and the Saenger Theater has already received 10 nominations, the list being published yesterday. The contest will close Friday, and is still open to any young lady, or woman, married or single, beautiful or homely, between tho ages of 15 and 50 years. Popularity is to be the deciding factor in the contest. Votes are to be obtained only through the sale of theater tickets. No other merchants in the city are participating, just the Sacnger theater. This is a bona fide contest. Manager Swanke stressed, and there will be no possibility of fraud, regardless of who enters, as votus can be obtained only (Continued on page three) Sing converted homestead. ' ' • ... President Roosevejt is < about to see the beginnings of the project—perhap.; the most advanced piece of economic planning paternalistic rehabilitation, 'and federal entry into business in his administration so far. Everyone agrees that the Virgins have had a dirty deal since this country forced their sale by Denmark for $25,000,000 lest Germany grab them for a war-time submarine base. Roosevelt, Mrs. Roosevelt, Secretary Ickes, and Undersecretary Tugwell have enthusiastically promoted the plan to make them content and relatively prosperous again. The government itself will revive the rum industry which once flourished. Prohibition, which went to the islands with the flag, had much to do with their impoverishments. Beauty Startled Columbus Poor but beautiful, those islands. There are about 50 of them—St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John, uninhabited. When Columbus discovered them in 1493 he was' so startled by their beauty and numbers that he named them after St. Ursula and her 11,000 virgins. Coral reefs, clear blue water, bold headlands, white beaches, turquoise bays and harbors hemmed in by hills are part of the picture. Uncle Sam, drumming up tourist trade for the islands, has leaflets describing the Virgins as a marvelous vacation land and is building a handsome hotel at St. Thomas with PWA money. The r e are only about 22,000 islanders and all but about 2,000 of them are pure white. Of a working population of 8,000, about 5,000 have been on relief rolls or projects. With marriage licenses marrigc licenses and wedding ceremonies often an unattainable luxury, 65 per cent of the births aj-e illegitimate. St. Croix is the largest island. It contains about two-thirds of the population, most of the sugar cane and other agriculture. Most of the land is now given to attle grazing. The sugar market slump and prohibition cut sugar acreage from 18,000 to 5,000 and the ping boll worm long ago wiped out the flourishing cotton business. St. Thomas Important Port Most of the St. Thomas people live in the big port of St. Thomas, whore bay is dotted with green islands. The port became a crossroads for the mariners who opened the New World a point af transshipment, bunkering and provisioning and for decades thi wholesale center of the American slave indusrty. The coming of the big, oil burning ships, with their own refrigeration entry of wireless, development of other West Indian ports, and the sugar-run -cotton collapse took most of the shipping away. Paul M. Pearson in the Americar governor. He and his staff work undoi the direction of the Interior Department. The colonial councils of St. Croix and St. Thomas pass the island laws subject to the governor's veto. Tlie governor may also issue executive orders tantamount to laws. Live hi Squalor Living conditions among the rural people and the sugar workers are usually one of squalor. Cane workers (Continued on Page Three) Cochel, Futrell to Speak Here Friday Weekly K. C. Star Editor, Governor Head Visiting Day Program The largest crowd in the history of the Fruit & Truck Branch Experiment Station is expected here Friday when Governor J. M. Futrell and Editor W. A. Cochel of the Weekly Kansas City Star will head up the speaking program for the annual visiting day. George W. Ware, assistant director in charge, has completed an all-day program with arrangements to take :are of 2,000 visitors or more. Although the experiment station is fairly new it ranks favorably with ;he leading experimental farms in the country. Many valuable results are being published on hundreds of experiments with fruit v truck, field c'rttps "arid iivestocft— t'h'e""Inf6rrnati6ir of which is being used throughout the state. Every effort is being made to accommodate the large crowd of visitors this Friday. Loud-speakers will be set up in the out-door theatre and motion pictures wijl be made of the crowd and special features. A well- planned all-day program has been planned for both men and women. The morning will be spent in visiting the farm, and the speaking program will be held in the afternoon. Luncheon can be obtained from the missionary society at noon. Mayor Boyett has requested that all business houses display their flags on this day in honor of the governor and visitors. The station can now be reached by the new one-mile spur leading from paved highway 67, 2% miles out on the Emmett road. The distance to the station by the new route is the same as by old 67. WASHINGTON. — (/P) — President Roosevelt Thursday signed into law the housing bill intended to aid in reviving industry by increasing home construction and repair. The legislation is calculated to make available several hundred million dollars for new homes and modernization, through government insurance of private loans for this purpose. The president prepared to set up immediately machinery to put the housing program into operation. A 10 per cent reduction in lumber and, building material prices was ordered Thursday by the National Retail Lumber Dealers association to aid the administration's program. Mr. Roosevelt worked most of the day on the address he will make over the radio at 8:30 o'clock Thursday; night (Hope time). • Moratorium • Doubtful WASHINGTON.— (JP) —Unfavorable reports on the Frazier farm moratorium bill have been made to President Roosevelt but those next to him said Wednesday they'did not know whether he would sigh or-veto th" measure. The president has until Friday to make up his mind, . ' The bill, put through both houses by a determined drive just before.id- JQurnment, was mentioned affas Wliilfc Stouse press < coriferince--'Wfd-' 1 ' nesday but Mr. Roosevelt smilingly turned questions aside. The president referred the measure to the attorney general and the Farm Credit Administration for study. Apparently there is a question in the mind of the attorney general about the constitutionality of the measure. It was pointed out by some officials that the bill might adversely affect farm credit in the future. Most of the funds furnished the farmer for crop production and mortgage handling over the past year or two have come through the federal government but officials recently have noted .renewed activity in the farm financing field by private lending agencies. Austrian Railway Bombed Thursday 20th Anniversary of Sara- jevo Incident, That Started World War VIENNA, Austria.^)— Wide-spread bombing outrages broke out through Austria Thursday, one of which was said possibly to have been directed at Louis Barthou, French foreign minister. The m^in-line railroad near Blun- denz was shattered by an explosion. Trains were delayed for several hours, but the one bearing Barthou back »" Paris was missed. Wide-spread property damage accompanied the disorders, on the 20th anniversary of the Sarajevo assassination of Archduke Ferdinand—which was the spark that ignited Europe in the World war. Strike Riots Hit Milwaukee Police 1,000 Bluecoats Stand Off Crowd if 30,000 in Street Fight MILWAUKEE, Wis., —(ff>\— Rioting continued Thursday in connection with the street-car strike, some 30,000 persons comprising union pickets, sympathizers and curious bystanders taxing the strength of Milwaukee's 1,000 police. Fifty-eight were arrested, including five women for violence. Twelve policemen and 12 others were taken to hospitals for treatment of injuries received Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Officials indicated they would seek action from President Roosevelt to invoke the mediation law and determine what settlement could be made. Markets Hope Cotton Exchange Amer Can Amer Tel and Tel Amer Smelter Anaconda Chrysler General Motors Socony Vacuum Standard Oil of N. J. U. S. Steel Warner Bros Home Ice Company Is New Firm Here A. W. Stubbeman, W. L. Hood Take Over Old Independent Company Formal transfer of the Hope Independent Ice company to the Home Ice company was announced here Thursday in a joint statement by A. W. Stubbeman, owner, and Walter L. Hood, manager. Mr. Stubbeman is a native of Cuero, Texas, with a long experience in the ice manufacturing business. Mr. Hood, comes to Hope from Bastrop, La. Both have moved their families here. The Home Ice company took over operations of the Hope Independent Ice company about two months ago, retaining all local employes of the plant. Since then approximately $8,000 worth of new equipment has been added, giving the concern a modern up-to-date plant. The new company is operating three city delivery trucks, and two rural delivery trucks. New York Cotton Open High Low Close July ... 12.12 12.24 12.12 12.22-24 Oct ............... 12.39 12.50 12.39 12.47-48 July up 10 points. New Orleans Cotton July 12.09 12.21 12.08 12.21 Oct ............. 12.35 12.46 12.35 12.44-45 July up 14 points. Chicago Grain Wheat — July 90'/4 92% 90% Corn — July 58 Vi 61V 8 58V4 Oats - July 43 44% 42% Closing Stock Quotations 92 61 44Vs 97 115 43% 15% 40% 31% 16 44V4 39% SVis Jl Hope Vegetable Stringlcss snap beans bu ~..40e U. S. No. 1 Irish pota., 100 Ibs 60o Cucumbers per bu 40c

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