Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on June 29, 1934 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Friday, June 29, 1934
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Come to Hope on the Fourth of July—Great Western Dodeo and Barbecue at Fair Park, Auspices of Fire Department ] This newspaper produced under divisions A-2 & A-5 Graphic Arts Code. Hope Star WEATHER Arkansas—Partly cloudy day night and Saturday. VOLUME 35—NUMBER 220 (AP)— Mertnn AxNodnJiM] I'rosn (NKA)—Mrnim fViMv .simper Knlcrpf Ixr Axm'n HOPE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 1934 Sr of Hope founded I8»»t Hope Tnllr Prewr, 1B27J •iftolldntvd n* Hope 8Jnr, Jnnunry 18, 1010. PRICE 5c RECORD CROWD AT STATIO Youth Killed as Milwaukee's Strikers Hit Traction Wire Boy Pushed Into Swithboard by Angry Mob—Threat of Steel Strike Averted by White House ^i||fe By the Associated Press i > ^rWith death already in the picture of Milwaukee's transportation strike, dynamite( arson and threats of acid-hurling were added Friday. f A youth was electrocuted when a crowd stormed the Main street generating plant of tho Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light Co., and another was injured endeavoring to save him after he was pushed off an iron post into the switchboard. Poles carrying high-tension current were dynamilcd Friday at Vcrnon Center, southwest of here. Police were told the strikers plan- Roosevelt Will See Marines End Haiti Occupation No Love for Americans After 19 Years of Military Rule ORDER FROM CHAOS Americans Have Built Miles of Good Roads in Tropic Republic This is the third of five stones on what President Roosevelt 'will see in the American island possessions and Haiti, the Canal Zone, as he goes from Atlantic to Pacific, and • in Hawaii, destination of his lonci voijac/e. BY RODNEY DUTCIIER NBA Washington Correspondent Copyright, 1934. by NBA Service, Inc. were ned to throw ;icid on the defenders of company property. Throughout the ^nation, however, labor conditions were brighter. The president's appointment of a labor relations board for steel brought the observation from workers that there is "no further occasion for the suspension of operations." Wool textile workers reached an agreement which apparently averts a strike of 75,000. Litlle change was reported in the Pacific Coast maritime workers' strike, and at Harriman, Tenn., where stocking mill workers are out ,all is reported quiet. It was reported thnt 200 workers of the Tubize-Chatillon corporation had walked out at Hopewell, Va., Friday. Avert Steel Strike By the Associated Tress Settlement of the steel strike before it started was the bright spot of the industrial scene Thursday. An. .. _ . . , nouncement was made at the White WASHINGTON When President ( House that the throat of a strike had Banker Sees Upturn for Land Values Increase Is First Since Era of 1920, Says St. Louisian Average Price Per Farm This Spring Is ?800 Over Last Year D E M A N D INCREASES Younger Generation Turning Toward Farm, Says Land Bank Head evelt disembarks from the crui- er Houston in the beautiful harbor jf Port-au-Prtncc, Haiti, he will see pwith his own eyes the beginning of i the «nd of a long 19-year Marine oc- [icupation which has pleased nobody. Haiti has chafed under it; the Marines disliked it as a dirty job, it has een a constant source of irritation to government, all South America L been suspicious of it—but in Oct- 1t will be over. And when the American Marines f see the green hills of Haiti drop down ! on the receding horizon, a concluding ' chapter wil be written in an occupation which began in 1915, almost unnoticed in the shadow of the World war. Ever since the war a continual drumfire of opposition to the occupation has kept up in America, now at last successful. Occupation Benefits Haiti Despite the bitterness which the long American occupation has provoked on both sides, there seems no doubt but that the United States and her Marines leave Haiti a better place than they found it. There is peace, there is political stability, there is bugctary balance and democratic government, where there was little but terror and confusion. The chapter which President Roosevelt is helping to write is an addition to a tale so fantastic than a romancer would by writing it, lay himself open to the charge of pipe-dreaminR. Discovered by Columbus, the island passed from Spain to Frnnce, and then freed itse.'f by a brilliant revolt in which the negro leader, Toussaint L' Overture, beat a large force of Napoleon's veteran troops. But Dessalines Chrlslophe Boyer, and a succession of negro generals, emperors and dictators, all failed to give Haiti in the long run anything better than bloody despotism and a !15iant fewement of revolutions for 100 years. President is Slain By 1914 democratic government, of a sort had been established, but broken by poverty and continual revolutions, ther was only tumult. American, German. French and British Marines all landed in Port-au-Prince in that year tn protect life and property. In 1915 Vilbrun Guilliame Sam achieved the presidency and was recognized, but revolution against him started immediately. French and German interests demanded protection. Then Sam. after brutally executing 1GO revolutionists, was chased into the French legation and literally torn to pieces by a rnob. The Marines landed, grabbed the bear by the tail, and have been 19 years letting it go. And the man who was assistant secretary of the navy during this period was Franklin D. Rccsevlt, who now goes to see the end of the chapter he helped to begin. U. S. Rule Assailed In 1920 came bitter charges against the administration of General John H. Russell, commanding several thousand Marines in Haiti, to the effect that 2500 Haitians had been indiscriminately killed by Marines. A rising tide of criticism of the ven- tufe came from the liberals, who JBintained that the occupation was sfJSy continued to help bankers who •>iad lent money to Haiti collect their interst and principal, and that all efforts toward real home rule were being hamstrung by the American military. Gradually this opposition mounted. been dissolved by an agreement calling for the creation of an arbitration board of three impartial members appointed by the president and reported to him through tho"'secretary of labor. Paralysis began to creep along the Milwaukee street car lines as the strike of Milwaukee Electric Railway and Light Company employes became more effective. Car crews look their trams back to the barns, reporting they were threatened by pickets. A motorman and his guard were severely beaten. Shotgun slugs wounded two union field workers at McGuffey, Ohio when they tried to keep teamsters from working in the Sciolo marsh. The strikers are demanding higher wages. Forty non-union workers unloading cargo from the States at Vancouver, B. C. were forced to leave the ship by SOO longshoremen who used a railroad tank car to break down the barricade at the dock. It was the first instance of active cooperation by Canadian longshoremen with striking union members of the stales. Harvey Betts Is Buried on Friday Funeral Held From West Third Street Residence at 10 o'Clock Last rites for Harvey Belts, 31, were held Friday morning from the family residence on West Third street. Officiating ministers were the >.ev. Thomas Brewstcr, pastor of First Presbyterian church and the Rev. E. Clifton Rule of First Methodist church. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery. Ill for several weeks Mr, Betts died early Thursday morning from a lung abccss in Cowan sanitarium at Shre- vcport, La. Mr. Belts was well known in Hope and Hempstead county, having lived here practically all of his life. FLAPPER FANNY SAYS : REG. U. S. PAT. OFF. (Continued on Page Three) —— Many Land values are on the upturn for the first time since 1920, according to James M. Huston, vice-president and treasurer of the Federal Land Bank of £t. Louis, who reports that the average price paid for farms sold by the Federal Land Bank in the first four months of this year was $7.50 per acre higher than for the corresponding period of 1933. """The average farm sold for $3,100 this spring, an increase of ?800 over the corresponding period of last year, although the average acreage was identical at 126 acres. These farms were located in Illinois, Missouri, and Arkansas, the territory served by the Federal Land Bank of St. Louis. Sales Exceed 1933 A further indication of the return of land values is found in the fact that sales of Federal Land Bank farms amounting to $504,583 for the first four months of 1934 were ?55,000 greater than the sales for the first third of 1933. Furthermore, the percentage of cash now being obtained with each sale is greater than in the past, Mr. Huston reports. Of this year's sales 39 per cent were obtained in cash with 17 all cash sales amounting to $69,725. "In the fall of 1933 and the spring of 1934, the demand for land shifted from city men who, unable to find work, were forced to seek a job and a home in tho country, to buyers with money to invest including ; for the first time in several years, farmers needing additional land or land for members of their family," Mr. Huston said. A Younger Generation "One nolicablc shift in the class of buyers is to the younger generation of farmers who instead of seeking industrial employment in the city, are buying farms. To my knowledge, this practice has not been so general since 1918," he continued. "The well improved, well located 80 to 1GO acre tract of good land is in most demand," Mr. Huston concluded. The terms of purchase offered by the Land Bank are one-fourth of the purchase price in cash and the remain- dor in the form of a 20-year loan at 5'A per cent interest. These are regular amortized loans calling for a small yearly payment on the principal in addition to the interest but sufficient to retire tho loan in 20 years. Full repayment privileges are permitted at any time without penalty. War Department Hits at Probers Secretary Dern Says Motorization Program Is Being Delayed WAS11INGTON. — (/P) — Secretary Dcrn said Thursday that national defense was being "seriously impaired" by a congressional investigation of War Department purchases. Representative Kviilc, Farmer-Labor, Minnesota, replied: "If the secretary had the full facts, he wouldn't make such a statement." Dern talked to reporters while the house military affairs subcommiltec was in session. Secretary Dern, concerned over delay in thr; army's $10,000.000 motorization program, said: "1 don't know why the whole program of motorization and modernization of the army and the air corps should be held up by one phase of the investigation. National defense is being seriously impaired by delay in procurement of this equipment because of the investigation." Representative Goss, Republican, Connecticut, u committee member, said: "Such a statement from the secretary of war is inconceivable. We're not holding up a.thing. They can go ahead and buy anything at any time they want to. "I made u telephone call lo the comptroller general day Tuesday asking him to speed up a decision in one case so the contract could be awarded before the fiscal year ends." Bulletins PARAGOULD, Ark.—(/P)—Harvey Hicks, 35, farmer of Lorado, was dragged to death Friday by a mule when thrown from the ani- dal. Hicks' foot caught In the har- SANDWICH, Eng.— (/P) —Henry Cotton, British profcsisonal, Fri- dny won the British open golf tournament with a score of 83 strokes, tying the record set in 1932 for the 72-hole course by Geno Sarnzcn. LITTLE ROCK.—(#>)—Spread of nnthrax which State Veterinarian C. D. Stubbs feared would cover the entire eastern Arkansas sec- don, Friday borught request sto Governor Futrell for financial aid, which may be granted out of a 150,009 emergency fund. Several hundred head of stock had died within the last few weeks from the disease. Marie Dressier Rallies in Death Physicians Had Given Up Hope—But She Shows Improvement SANTA BARBARA, Calif.— (/P) — Marie Dressier, 02-year-old actresses, passed a major crisis in her illness Friday after attending physicians had abandoned hope that she would live unlit' dawn. After an amazing rally which followed a condition in which her heart action virtually stopped and her features turned blue, the actress' pulse became normal and she had no fever. Doctors said the threat of death appeared to have passed until at least noon Friday. It was disclosed that Miss Dressier had risen to screen fame after a long stage career despite a' physical handicap which troubled her during the last two years. Texarkana Press Is Taken Over by the Gazette-News Purchase Concludes Newspaper Battle of More Than 3 Years Derailing of Coach Delays Train No, 7 Reports that a south-bound Missouri Pacific passenger train had been wrecked near Prescott, were deflated here Friday afternoon by railroad officials. Train No. 7, due in Hope about 1:45 p. m., was more than two hours late because two wheels of a passenger coach jumped off the track as the train passed over a crossing at Prescott. PRESS TO SUSPEND Second Evening Newspaper Is Issued for Last Time Friday TEXARKANA—Texarkana newspapers, Inc., which owns and publishes the Texarkana Gazette and Texar- knna Daily News, Friday announced the purchase of circulation, good will, accounts receivable, and part of the mechanical equipment of tho Texarkana Press. The last edition of the Press will be issued Friday, after which the Press Publishing company will surrender its charter and cease operations. Clyde E. Palmer, publisher, a nounced that there will be no change in the official personnel of Texarkana Newspapers, Inc., or in the management or policies of the morning Gazette and evening News. Purchase and suspension of the Press, evening daily, returns Tflxar- kana to a one-newspaper town after a journalistic battle of three years an*J -a month. ... .;.•••.. D. W. Stevick purchased the Texarkana newspaper field in 192G, acquiring the morning Four States Press (now the Gazette) and the Evening Journal, from C. E. Palmer, and the evening Texarkanian from the Wadley interests. In May, 1931, Charles E. Newell of Dallas and the Marsh-Fentress newspaper system of west Texas launched the Press as an afternoon daily. Two years later, in March, 1933, Mr. Stevick resold the Gazette-News properties to Mr. Palmer—and after a further battle of 15 months the fight was terminated Friday. Kiwanis Club Meets at Experiment Farm The Hope Kiwanis club abandoned its regular Friday night meeting to attend the Annual Visiting Day at the Fruit & Truck Branch Experiment Farm. The noon meal was served the club by the Ladies Aid Society. Hollywood Contest Entries to Be Accepted to 5 p.m. Monday Wynne Gibson holding the keys for "IHiss HOPE" for a trip through Hollywood. "I'm sore" says Sacngcr Manager. Not enough girls entered lo make good fight for a FREE trip of n lifetime. Contest time extended foi applicants to 5 p. m. Monday. Only 8 girls ready for the opening gun Sunday, July I. Three (3) worth while prizes the goal. Are you going to let one of these mnhitious young women walk off with one of these cherished prizes or are you going to get in the thick of the fight? You do NOT have to be beautiful, sing or dance . . . just have a little ambition. Wynne Gibson, screen, favorite shown here holding keys to major studios and the various studio departments in Hollywood which will be used in opening the doors for the 14 Arkansas girls and the Tennessee girl who will be winners in the Malco "Hollywood Tour Popularity Contest." One Hope girl will follow Miss Gibson as she opens the various Hollywood doors. The Saenger theater's part of the Arkansas Malco contest formally opens Saturday when the girls and women who are to participate will receive (Continued on page three) Let Us Keep This as God's Country/' President's Appeal Roosevelt Reassures Nation in Radio Address— Praises Patriotism of the Recent Congress WASHINGTON.—President Roosevelt Thursday night sought to assure the people that the New Deal is neither radical nor destructive of individual liberty or opportunity. Speaking from his White House study to listeners of America, the president pictured the new era of government as one intended to give the citizens better livelihoods and greater security against the ills of the future. "Let us make it, and keep it God's country," Mr. Roosevlt said. Throughout his talk the president directed subtile barks at his critics, dubbing them "prophets of calamity," "doubting Thomases," "plausible self- seekers," and "theoritical diehards." Dcfnds Brain Trust Indirectly and without using the term the president rose again to the defense of the Brain Trust. He referred to a new type of public servants drawn by his administration and called them men and women of ability and courage. Striking at the old system of political patronage, he said. "The days of the seeking of mere party advan- tage through the misuse of public power are drawing to a close." Striving for simplicity in the delivery of his message, the president tcld of his plans for a sea vacation, said he thought it was a good thing for people to have a change of scene once a year and that for himself he didn't want to get into the position of "not being able to see the forest for the trees." Praises Congress He paid to the dparting Congress, which had given him peace-time powers greater than were ever accorded to any other American president, the suprem compliment of havin displayed greater freedom from "mere partisanship" than any peace-time con- bress since the adminisrtation of President Washington himself. Reviewing the work of the session briefly, the president set its accom- (Contlntied on Pace Three) SAENUEK THEATRE HOLLWOOU TOUR POPULARITY CONTEST ENTRY BLANK I would like to see whose address is and whose age 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 sond to "Hollywood Tour Popularly Contest" Manager, care of Saenger Theatre, Hope, Arkansas, on cr before Saturday, June 30, 1934. May Call Guard in Marshall Feud Citizens Appeal for Help —Futrell Awaits Civil Authorities LITTLE ROCK.-(/P)—Governor Futrell revealed Friday that citizens of Marshal had appealed to him to send National Guard troops to Searcy county to protect them as the result of the tense situation prowinb out of the long standing Henley-Barnett family feud. The governor said he was unable to take such action unless civil authorities there requested it. Governor Futrell described a visit from W. F. Reeves, Marshall attorney, who claimed that his stenographer, Effie Jackson, had been "tortured" by a group of men who were seeking to learn the whereabouts of Leland Henley who failed to return to Tucker Farm after being granted a Christmas furlough. Henley and the girl were said to have been friends. The governor quoted Reeves as saying the girl was slapped, her head plunged in a bucket of water and her feet scorched. Grady McCall, the governor's secretary, said the girl had visited the governor's office and that he had viewed the burns. Circuit Judge J. F. Koone accompanied Reeves to Little Rock. Marshall J. H. Barnett was killed as he walked along the streets at Marshall recently. He was shot from ambush. Leland Henley, given a fur ~ lough Christmas for the murder of W W. Fendley, was walking along the street with Barnett when the officer was killed. District Relief Head Quits Here Administrator J. R.^Hen- -ryrand Jfes-S^'^Htm*- ry, Resign Friday J. R. Henry, district administrator, and Miss Beryl Henry, district case supervisor, abruptly resigned Friday in a telegram to W. R. Dyess, head of the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) in Arkansas. No comment was available locally, both Miss Henry and Mr. Henry being out of the city. Their telegram to Mr. Dyess read: "W. R. Dyess, State administrator, Emergency Relief Administration, Little Rock, Ark.: "Our resignations effective today are in the mail. J. R. HENRY, district administrator; BERYL HENRY, district case work supervisior, June 29, Hope, Ark." Not From Sheriff MARSHALL, Ark — (/P) -Informed oi a lequest to Governor Futrell to send a troop of National Guard here, Sheriff G. M. Robertson said Friday that he had no knowledge of such a request. Sheriff Robertson said "everything is quiet and only ill feeling here is existing between individual members of the two families. Kidnaping Reported HARRISON, Ark. — A story of being kidnaped and held captive for about sevn hours under constant threat of death as a result of the so-called Barret-Hendley feud in Searcy county, was brought to Harrison Thursday by Jack Hendley, aged 34, of near St. Joe. Henly said that the kidnapers were Rupert Barnett, son of John Henry Barnett, slain city marshall of Marshall; "Tex" Johnson of Marshall and a woman that he was unable to identify. The trio, he declared, were armed with automatic pistols, rifles and u submachine gun. Dunn gthe seven hours of hi;; captivity. Henley said he was taken to and from Marshall held captive by Rupert Barnett for two hours in the woods and forced to put ou Barnett's cap and shirt, and to sit beside the highway. He declared he was used at a decoy in an effort to inveigle friends or relatives of the Henley's who might be seeking him, to fire on him. He was told, Henley said, that regardless of who fired first, he, Henley, would be the first to die. At the time, he added, Bamett and Johnson were hiding in the woods behind him. Danville Boy Is Contest Winner Ed Chambers Captures Future Farmers Event at Little Rock LITTLE ROCK — John Ed Chambers, a student of Danville High School and a son of Chancellor John E. Chambers of Danville, won the state Future Farmers of America public speaking contest in the house chamber of the capitol Thursday in com- petiton with six other contestants. He will represent the state at the Southern regional contests at New Orleans in August. Young Chambers, who won the central district contest at Russellville reentry, spoke on, "The Bankheal Law, an Emergency Measure for Cotton Control." The c^rtsot was held in connection with the uimual conference of vocational ugii^ultural teachers, which op- end at the Y. M. C. A. building Wed- day and ends at noon Friday. Futrell, Cochel Speak to 2,500 at Experiment Farm Governor Urges Return to Old-Time Standards for Mankind u i f$ ft INDEPENDENCE, AIM Wise Man Seeks a Com- ^ petency--the Foolish One '• Strives for Wealth The largest crowd ever to attend a. Visiting day program at the Fruit &< Truck Branch Experiment Station—*, estimated at about 2,500 persons' crowded the grounds north of high-i^ way No. 67 all day Friday, attending 5 *' many demonstrations, and late in the' afternoon hearing addresses by Gov- t ernor J. M. Futrell and W. A. Cochelrf editor of the Weekly Kansas City Star. Governor Futrell addressed his audience on the wisdom of tempering a •• formal education with the rn«Uowne<!S of common sense.' He cautioned educational enthusiastics that an esti- * mated 7 million well-educated men , are out of work, constituting half of the nation's unemployed—and it' Is 1 obvious, therefore, that the natiqp ( needs men of gumption as well aa, education. "" <-' ef God's, Olitdoots He rhapsodized oh he worth-while- ness of country life, asserting! "Everything that is truly good ijs the work of nature. I think men raised in the glare of artificial lights in cities built by men, far removed from God's outdoors—I think such men * are . unfortunate." ' Turning to the philosophical side of the depression's •problems, the governor said: • w Denied Furlough, Trustee Escapes T. A. O'Brien Walks Out of Tucker Prison Farm Camp No. 2 LITTLE ROCK — Failing in persistent attempts to obtain a furlough, T. A. O'Brien, 57, Polk county trusty convict, serving 15 years for second degree murder, walked away from Camp No. 2 of the prison farm at Tucker shortly before noon Wednesday. A. G. Stedman. superintendent of the penitentiary reported the escape to the governor's office and to Little Rock and Pine B.luff police. O'Brien was sentenced in Polk county in May. 1933, for 15 years for second degre murder for killing Alfred Hogan. Ho was reported suffering irom tuberculosis and had ben made a trusty ! md given light work around Camp No. 2. dered away, from the 'old 'standards^' —away from the old-fashioned 'honesty, the old-fashioned integrity when a man was known as one whose word was his bond—and the old-fashioned." Bible. "I admire the man who aims to earn a competency for his middle-age— but I have no use for the man who seeks to build up a fortune, which will only bring misery upon his family. _ ' "You came into this world without anything and that's how you will leave." Government Cheaper' Introduced by O. A.. Graves, Governor Futrell later in his speech turned a few remarks in the direction of h;s state administration. "Adam Smith, great economist, once said," he quoted, "that once, a government is started on its way the per capita cost, except in time of war, never should increase. "Yet the per capita cost for government in Arkansas had risen from 51.50 per capita in recent years to about ?7 per capita when I took office, I promised to cut the cost of government' in half. "I have done a little better than Ihat. The cost is 49 cents today where it used to be ?1. Futrell cjosed his address with an appeal for support of his personally- sponsored constitutional amendment forbidding the legislature or governor from spending more than a fixed amount of money each biennium except as authorized by a state referendum of tho people. "The last legislature was the best in 40 years," the governor said, "but you dor't know when a bad legislature will wipe out all the last one has accomplished. A constitutional amendment is insurance againrt that danger." Markets Hope Cotton Exchange New York Cotton Open High IKJW Close July 12.28 12.28 12.13 12.15 Oct 12.52 12.52 12.35 12.35 36 July down 1 points. New Orleans Cotton July 12.21 12.21 12.13 12.13 Oct 12.45 12.47 12.32 12.34-35 July down 8 points. Chicago Grain Wheat — July 92 92 90'/s 90V4 Corn — July 60'A 60% 58% 58% Oats — July 44 ] /s 44>,a 43 43Va Closing Stock Quotations Amer Can 96 Amer Tel and Tel U3 Amer Smelter 42% Anaconda 14 7 /s Chrysler 38Vs General Motors XX S'ocony Vacuum 15% Standard Oil of N. J 44 U. S. Steel 38% Warner Bros .5% Hope Vegetable Stringless snap beans bu 40c U. S. No. 1 Irish pota., 100 Ibs 60e Cucumbers per bu 40c Little Rock Produce Hens, heavy breeds per Ib ....8 to 9c Hens, Leghorn breeds per Ib ....6 to 7c Broilers per Ib 13 to 18c Roosters per Ib 3 to 4c Eggs per doz 10 to 12c

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