Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on June 30, 1934 · Page 1
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Come to Hope on the Fourth of July—Great Western Rodeo and Barbecue at Fair Park, Auspices of Fire Department.' This newspaper produced under divisions A-2 it A-5 Graphic Arts Code. Hope Star WEATHER Arkansas—Mostly cloudy and| unsettled Saturday night andj Sunday. VOLUME 35—NUMBER 221 (AI')—Menu* Annnrlntril Vrrsm (NKA)—Menu* NcivNpniMT Kntcrpr tne Ann'n HOPE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 1934 Sr of Hope founded ls«9| Hc.pc Knllr Preiw, •moHdnted n« Hope Star, Jnnnnrj- 18, 1029, PRICE 6c RELIEF FUNDS TO POLI Here and There -Editorial By ALEX. H. WASHBURN¥ R, HENRY told this writer Saturday a story about the ** inside workings of W. R. Dyess' administration of fed- relief funds in Arkansas which may lead ultimately to r. Dyess' resignation or the replacement of all state men by federal agents. Such a situation has already occur- -ff.red in Oklahoma. In North Dakota the governor himself has been sentenced to 18 months in a federal prison for mixing federal funds and state politics. • In grave times like these no individual and no government can afford one instant to allow suspicion to grow among the people that this money which was voted for bread for the hungry is being parceled out among the politically ambitious and their wire-pulling henchmen. Mr. Henry says that about 25 per cent of the federal relief money coming into Arkansas is being gobbled up by adminitsrativc overhead—that is, by executive workers who are hired primarily for management purposes and not because they are destitute rmd hungry. If this is a fact, it can be construed either of two ways—an incompetent administration, or one that is politically ambitious, creating state public jobs out of money the federal government sent down here to be spent on the people, not office-holders. XXX But the most serious charge Mr. Henry makes is that the state administration, instead of trying to square Arkansas' account with the nation is deliberately plunging her into the federal treasury as far as Washington will permit. He cites the increase in administrative expense for Hempstead county this June over June a year ago, as an example. This, newspaper has repeatedly attacked the policy of continuing, and even increasing, the annual federal allotments to our state, . It is unfair to the rest of the nation—and it is damaging the Democratic party in the Roosevelt Will Find Efficiency at Panama Canal "Big Ditch" Is Triumph for Theory of Governmental Operation SETS NEW~RECORD Canal Put 110 Navy Vessels Thorugh in 47-Hour Record Time Thin is the, fourth of five stories on what P -.•<- ident Roosevelt will see as he stops at the American Island possessions and Haiti, as he passes through the P ana m a Canal, and as he visits Ha^vaii, destination o f his long voyage. BY RODNEY DUTCHER NBA Washington Correspondent I Copyright, 1934, by NEA Service, Inc. WASHINGTON — Franklin D. Roosevlt will be the first president to of the United States to sail through the great triumph of American engineering und government, sfllclcncy-r ' the Panama Canal. The other President Roosevelt, who [started the big ditch 20 years ago, latter taking the Isthmus of Panama Ifrom Colombia, visited it once years efore its completion. strip 10 miles wide called the jEa'rial Zone, running through the Re- jfpublic of Panama from ocen to ocean iarks the spot where American enthusiasm, constructive and creative genius, facing disease, death and dis- Icomfort in undeveloped tropical territory—realized this dream of centur- iles. Here government operates a great business project, successfully and profitably. Hero the ocean lanes of two hemispheres converge, bringing the ships of all nations with cargoes of goods from all the world. Traversed by Great Fleet Last April the United States fleet of 110 vessels, dear to Roosevelt's heart, passed through the canal in a 47-hour continuous operation without i a hitch. It will return from the Alan- itic to the Pacific via the canal in November. The canal is bouncing rapidly back ifrom the depression. In April 495 com- ifircial ocen vessels passed through, Compared with 370 for the same ,onth for both 1932 and 1933. Ton- age in the last year has increased rom 18 to 24 million and toll from $19,500,000 to ?23,500,000. In case anybody should ask you the canal is 51 miles long, runs northwest I'and southeast, varies in width from 300 to 1,000 feet and in depth from 42 to ['85 feet. It has three miles of locks, to allow ships to pass in oppo- tjpiic directions while being towed by .ilectric locomotives. ifhe Gatun Locks of three steps are biggest, built at Gatun dam, a- ross the Chagres river valley, which crosses Gatun lake, largest artificial -vlake in the world. «' Saves thousands of Miles The canal saves ships bound from (Continued on Page Three) #•&&#•&•&#•& •&•&•&•& Hitler Puts Down the Nazi Radicals -—- -- - Ex-Chancellor of Germany Slain in Resisting Arrest Kurt von Sfchleicher Shot Down—Preceded Hitler in Government A SECOND REVOLT But Hitler~Strikes North and East. Arkansas was helped handsomely in the drouth year, 1930—but that has been four years ago, and we ourselves never have demanded of our leaders that something drastic be done to curtail our demands on the central government and return to home taxation and home rule. Some of the things that President Roosevelt is 1 having to contend with because we fail to hold our state and local officials to strict account, is borne out by a Washington commentator's story of the Reed-Pinchot campaign in Pennsylvania this year. They say Senator Reed was nominated on the strength of his up-slate plea to Pennsylvania's mountain farmers that the Democrats were spending all the federal money upon Arkansas' cotton farmers. We know that is not true. We know it is a Republican campaign lie—BUT, just so long as we keep Arkansas in the position of accepting from the federal government TEN TIMES MORE MG'NEY than wo pay, just EO long will we continue to embarrass the president in other states. IAPPER FANNY SAYS: REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. A man with a belle iu his arms sooa has a "ring" iu his ears. Moratorium Bill May Be Approved President's Attitude on Farm Measure Uncertain, However WASHINGTON. — (/I') — President Roosevelt nearcd the bottom of the pile of session-end affairs Friday and fixed Sunday night for his departure on his cruise to Hawaii. He completed action on the bills sont to him by congress, disposing of the farm mortgage moratorium, the measure providing compensation for widows and orphans of World war veterans, and the railroad pension bill during the day- He is preparing a memorandum explaining his actions, thus far unrc- vcaled, on the farm mortgage moratorium and railway pension bills. In official quarters it was said indications were lie iiad approved the Fra- zier-Lcmke farm moratorium bill. While this appeared to be the preponderant sentiment of those who have followed the bill closely, others were in doubt. The president has received recommendations against the legislation which was designed to allow a breathing spell of five years to farmers unable to reach an agreement with their creditors. Mr. Roosevelt referred tilt- proposal to the Department of Justice and the Farm Credit Administration for study. Friday, However, Western members of congress received word that ho was favorably inclined toward the measure. The bill was the cause of P'uch of the tumult which attended the last hours of congress. Mr. Roosevelt had informed members who were supporting the bill that he favored some means of scaling down agricultural indebtedness. The Frazicr-Lemke bill apparently was not on the administration calendar, however. Removing Two Storm Troop Leaders By the Associated Press That second revolution which German radicals have been talking about took place Saturday, but from a distance at least Adolf Hitler appeared at its end to be more firmly chancellor than ever. Premier Gocring of .Prussia announced: "Wo were warned against a second revolution. Now it is we who made it —not they. The second revolution is now ended." The national German army was immediately ordered to be ready for emrgency duty throughout the nation. Vice Chancellor von Papen who two weks ago criticized the Nazi attempts to govern Germany without listening to the voice of constructive criticism, was taken into protective custody at the secret police headquarters in Berlin. Favorable reaction was reported in Rome immediately. In Washington no one at the German embassy or Department of State would comment. Telephones Cut Telephone communications between Berlin and Paris weer cut off suddenly at 4 Saturday afternoon. Before communications were broken the outside world learned that Hitler had abruptly removed Ernst Roehm from his post as national leader of the Storm Troops and from membership in the Nazi party. Another radical leftist, Karl Ernst, was broken from his position as Storm Troop leader. 9 Hope Girls Enter Saenger's Contest for Hollywood Trip Ticket Sales Contest Formally Opens Sunday—Will Close August 11 Eight young women have formally entered the Saenger's "Hollywood Tour Popularity Contest" and will start to work in their efforts to win the trip to Hollywood, the nation's movie capital. Manager Swanke said that he expects several other entries before the entry time closes at 6 o'clock Monday. Beginning Sunday those taking part in the contest began calling on their friends to sell them tickets to the next Tues. and Wed. shows at the Saenger when Nancy Carroll comes in "Springtime for Henry." Tickets will be sold only for shows on "contest days" for the time being Tues. and Wed. Special $1 coupon tickets good any time during the six weeks of the contest are good for 200 votes and after the coupon book has been used up the back may be voted and will give a contestant an additional 50 votfes. The contest will close on August 11 and on August 19 the winner will leave for Hollywood. , The following young ladies had entered the contest at noon today, and Will receive a bonus of 5,000 votes. Each contestant was given a number as follows, and their photos, with the numbers as listed will be on display in the Saenger lobby. Julia Broening Catherine Lane .. Mrs. C." Waters ...5,000 votes . 5,000 votes Maryanne Richards, S'OOO votes Carolyn Toland, Evelyn Simpson 5,000 votes ....5,000 votes ....5,000 votes No. No. No. 3 No. 4 No. 5 No. 6 No. 7 Mary Agnes Redwine,5000 votes No. 8 Elizabeth Bernier, ....5,000 votes No. 9 Mattie Evans 5,000 votes Judges who will check the votes at the end of each week wit hthe manager will be Mrs. E. O. Wingfield and Walter E. Hussman, advertising manager of Hope Star. SAENGER THEATRE HOLLWOOD 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 tins coupon, mail or send to "Hollywood Tour Popularly Contest" Manager, care of Saenger Theatre, Hope, Arkansas, on or before Saturday, June 30, 1934. . ... Ex Chancellor Slain BERLIN, Germany — (fl>) — Former chancellor Kurt von Schleicher was killed Saturday while resisting police who wer atteppting to arrest him as a conspirator against the government. The police had been assigned by Premier Gocring to arrest the former chancellor, the man who preceded Hitler us head of the German government. Vori Schleicher is allegd to. have conspired with reactionaries against the present rgime. Austria Optimistic VIENNA, Austria.-^—High Austrian quarters said Saturday if, as reports from Berlin indicate, (he radical wing of the Nazi movement has been squelched, there may be a rapid solution of the Austro-German problem. Deaths from influenza were less numerous in England in 1933 than they were in the preceding year, due to the unusually sunny .summer last year, according to medical authorities. June Gas Tax Hits All-Time Record Yield for Fiscal Year Ending Saturday Is iy> Million Dollars LITTLE ROCK.— (ff) —The largest monthly gosoline to yield in the history of the state was recorded in the last 30 days, the State Revenue Department anounced Saturday, bringing the aggregate for the fiscal year ending Saturday night to $7411,000, compared with $6,131,000 in the previous fiscal year. State Tax Loss in Banks Is Mllion Net Amount Lost in 1930 Collapse Shown to Be $923,316 LITTLE ROCK—The net amount of state funds lost in 1930 bank failures due to subsequent failure of the Home Accident Insurance company, with which the banks had surety bonds to protect state deposits, was 5823,316,25, it was shown in a tabulation compiled at the state comptroller's office Friday. Of the original 511,032.269.99 tied up in closed banks with Home Accident (Continued on Paee Three) Exchange Closes for the Summer Final Quotations Until Fall Received Here on Saturday The Hope Cotton Exchange, installed here last September, will be closed through the dull summer season, Louis Sanders, local manager announced. Saturday's wires brought the last quotations on cotton, grain and leading stocks. The exchange was established here by W. P. Baucum, using Beer & Co. private wires from New York and New Orleans. The exchange was supported locally through a subscription list paid by cotton men and intersted business houses. Quotations on New Orleans and New York Cotton, Chicago grain and leading stocks were posted daily. Clothing Instruction Class to Be Taught A clothing construction class will be taught here next week by Miss Ruth Taylor, Hope High School Home Economics instructor. Adults intersted in the class are asked to meet Miss Taylor between 3 and 5 o'clock Monday afternoon at the high school cottage. Those who wish to become members are urged to bring simple dress patterns and materials. Hope Has Chance to Cinch 2-State Flag Here Sunday Storks Beat Atlanta 10-6 Friday and Climb Back Into Lead TIRE NINE SUNDAY Texarkanians to Be Last Hurdle for Hope's Winning Club ' The Storks climbed back to the top of the Two States League Friday with a 10 to 6 triumph over Atlanta on the Rabbits own diamond. The victory gave the Storks an opportunity to cinch the first-half championship, provided the locals win here Sunday afternoon against Texarkana Tiremen. A loss for the Storks would turn the race into a two-way. fight between Atlanta and the Tiremen, each team having two games on their schedule before the first half officially ends for them next Tuesday. Sunday will be th final game for the Storks during the first half. The largest crowd of the season is expected to witness the Hope-Texarkana battle Sunday. Manager Lloyd Coop was undecided as to who would face the Tiremen, but in all probability Blackie Elliott will get the assignment. ,He will probably be opposed by Dallas Johnson or Akins. The game will start at 3:30 p. m. Schooley for Elliott In Friday's battle against Atlanta, Elliott started, but sprung an arm in the early innings and was relieved by Carroll Schooley, who kept the Rabbits away from the plate while the Storks aided by Atlanta errors turned in 10 runs. Bernard Henderson, once a flinger on the Cleveland club in the American league, started for the Rabbits and appeared to have Hope well in hand, until miscues got him in trouble in the third and more bad plays pushed him behind the eight ball in the fourth. Henderson finally retired with one out in the fourth inning, nine runs across the home plate and two men on the bases with but one out. From the bull pen came the bespectacled veteran southpaw, V. D. Glass. Another bad play let in the tenth run, charged to Henderson because he left the man on the paths, and from then on Glass was complete master of the situation, giving up two hits for the f've and two-third innings that he toiled. But it was too late, because the margin against him was too large and the big right hand of Schooley was thumping the horsehide over the corners of the plate much too fast and puzzling for the Rabbits. Manager Bear Allday's triple got the Atlanta team off to a good start in the first inning. "Blackie" Elliott, who had been saved a whole week for this particular game, sprung a sore arm on the first few pitches and had to retire after whiffing the first batter to face him. Riley came in from shortstop and walked Belcher, after which All(Continued on Page Two) Bulletins PARIS, France.—(/P)—The monoplane City of Warsaw bearing two Brooklyn fliers landed safely Saturday southwest of Cacnt France. Although their goal was Warsaw, Poland, they were forced to land because of a shortage of gasoline. SANTA BARBARA, Calif.—(/P)- Mrrie Dressier was reported slightly improved Saturday. Dillinger's Gang Holds Up a Bank South Bend Institution Robber of $20,000— Policeman Killed SOUTH BEND, Ind.—(/P)—A gang of bandits believed to be led by John Dillinger raided the Merchants National bank here Saturday and escaped after killing a policeman and wounding four persons, one of them seriously. The loot amounted to $20,000 in cash and currency. The officer killed was Patrolman Harold Wagner, who was shot down in view of a score of bystanders as he approached a bandit stationed outside the bank. The robbers entered the bank firing promiscuously, and also covered •their retreat with a shower of bullets. The driver of the car in which the men .escaped was identified .as Dillinger by Detective Harry Henderson, who arrived just as the bandits were fleeing. Girl Points Out Trysting Places Premier's Accuser Goes on a Tour With Canadian Jury EDMONTON, Alberta.—(^P)—Vivian MacMillan, who charges Jremier J. E. Brownlee of Alberta province with seduction, pointed out to a jury Friday a spot on a rough country road where she said the premier drove her in his car and on several occasions parked. The court was adjourned while jurymen, justice end clerk of court followed Vivian and her father in aji automobile along a muddy side roai two and a half miles from the citj limits. The jury had asked to b shown the scenes described by th girl. They also visited the Brownlei residence to inspect the arrangemen of rooms described in testimony. Returning to Edmonton, court wa: adjourned until Saturday. Previous to adjournment witnesse had followed each other rapidly, sup porting Brownlee's denial that he hac misconducted himself with the pretty young government stenographer. Mrs. Florence Brownlee, wife of tlv defendant .testified she had seen iv evidence of misconduct of her hus band with the girl and that she hac gone to his defense immediately when the charge was filed. Noted Judge Tells How "Gun Molls" Get That Way EVELYN FRECHETTE Her man: John Diilingcr. JEAN CROMPTO: Her man: Tonuny .Carroll NORMA MILLEN Her man: Murton JVIilien MAE BLALOCK Her man: Basil Banghart BONNIE PARKER Her man: Clyde Barrow KATHKYN KELLEY Her man: 'flladiinc Guii" Kclley BV ftJAUY MARGARET BcBHIDE NEA Service Staff Correspondent NEW YORK—The person most often to blame when a girl of a good family and sound traditions turns gunman's moll, is her father. At least that is the conclusion Magistrate Jeanette G. Brill has reached after years of watching girls who became companions of criminals, and their fathers who appear before her either to weep over their daughters or to complain about them. '.*:' It is generally too late then, Judge Brill thinks, for the father to accomplish much in the way of help since the daughter fears and often dislikes him by that time. But if he has 'made a companion of her as he often does her brother, if he has told her the things about life and men that every girl needs to know, then it probably would have been a different story. Instead he is often too strict, forbidding and almost a stranger, speaking to her seldom except to register a prohibition against something she wants to do. Problem of Reform "There are many more girls than ever before, of supposedly good upbringing, turning to lives of crime these days, or at least consorting with (Contained on Page Two) J.R. Henry Resigns Urging That U.S. Seize Dyess Office A rkansas A d ministrator Deliberately Building Up , Political Machine . PRESSURE EXERTED Hope Man Cites Forck?Hiring of 2 Field Men Through Headquarters Declaring W. ,R. Dyess out of sympathy with the true aims of the federal relief program, "as a consequence of which he has done everything in his power to wreck it," J. R. Henry of Hope, federal administrator of dist- rist No. 9, comprising seven southwest Arkansas counties who resigned Friday, in a statement Saturday urged the abolition of the state administration and the substitution of 100 pel* ccne federal control. "The program as planned and con- dueled by the state office is not/a social program," said Mr. Henry. "We are merely feeding people and nothing whatever is being done to make people self-sustaining—evidenced by the tremendous increase in case loads in Hempstead county and elsewhere. "A year ago this month the Hempstead county relief cost was $3,602, but for the month closing Saturday night it is $11,680. Administrative 25 Per Cent "Administrative .costs in' Arkansas are running 25 per cent of. the total relief costs. The .administrative cost in Hempstead county for'June a year ago was $372, but this June it is $2,000. • "Mrs. Gertrude S. Gates, attached to?" the. fedral staff at WasMnBtpn, D, s Ci3 has been in the state for the past three months trying to work the situation out—but she has been checkmated at every move, and is leaving thp state with nothing accomplished." Mr. Henry charged that although the., state administration announced the consolidation of counties into districts this move applied only to case work and rural rehabilitation. The.„ works division, commissary and , accounting division continue to be handled personally from Dyess' .office in Little Rock, Mr. Henry said. Political Pressure He dclared he resigned because while he and his immediate subordinate, the district rural rehabilitation supervisor, had been given, final, au- thortiy to pick field men, political pressure was brought to bear at Little Rock, resulting in the placing of two , additional men over his and his subordinate's protests. "Federal relief money in Arkansas,' 1 said Mr. Henry, "is being used to build up a political machine on the backs of men made deliberately dependent upon government for their daily bread. In Oklahoma the federal government has removed the state administration and is itself handling relief, and this should be done in Arkansas to clear up the present political abuses. "Arkansas is put in the humilitating position of receiving from the federal government approximately 10 times as much money as she pays that government—and efforts are being made to keep her in that position instead ot getting her out of it. Building Up Machine "Washington is worried about the Arkansas r.elief administration, but remains passive thus far because our people seem to agree with the state administration poliqiea. Our people seem to be passive because of this teh- to-one favorable trade balance in federal funds. No one in a position of authority in the state administration sems to give a thought to the self- respect of our citizens, so long as these lolitically-minded 'relief leaders can use fedral money to tie up votes for me future purpose," Counties administerd by Mr. Henry jp to Friday were: Hempstead, Nevada,, Pike, Howard, Little River, Sevier and Polk. Resigning with Mr. Henry Friday war. Miss Beryl Henry, district case vork supervisor, Miss Henry's action icing taken to enable her to resume ;er duties as superintendent of Hope city schools, from which position she was given a leave of absence during lie school year just closed. Markets Hope Cotton Exchange New York Cotton Open High Low Close July 12.43 12.48 12.40 13.42-44 Oct 12.57 12.67 12.54 12.5T July up 27 points. New Orleans Cotton July 12.18 12.21 12.18 12.21 Oct 12.36 12.44 12.36 12.40-41 July up fi ponti. Hope Vegetable Stringiest iiiap beans bu 40c U. S. N-. 1 Irish pota., 100 Ibs 6Qc Cucumbe.-s per bu - _.4Qc

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