Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on July 3, 1934 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Tuesday, July 3, 1934
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This newspaper produced under divisions A-2 ft A'-S Graphic Arts Code, Hope Star 'A.. WEA'fHEB Arkansas—Generally felr to| pertly cloudy and continued | warm Tuesday night and Wed-] n es day. •^ **i- '4u VOLUME] 35—NUMBER 223 (AIM—MrniiD AxnnrlflleA I'res* (MOA)—MrniiH NdTHimper Kntcrpr l«c Ann'n HOPE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, JULY 3, 1934 Sr «r HOUR founded ISBBi Hope Rnllr PreMM, 10271 •molldntcd.nn Hope 8<nr, Jnminrr 18, 1030. PRICE 6c HITLER HALTS EXECUTION Here and There -Editorial By ALEX. H. WASHBUKN- T HE STAR welcomes to Hope today L. R. Burkit, new ad• miniatrutor for the seven counties of district No. 9, who replaces J. R. Henry of this city, resigned. f». The circumstances of Mr. Henry's rcgination have no bearing on the support and service Mr. Burkit will Ret from this city and territory. He can count on local support 100 per cent—for it is up to the rnnk and file of American citizens to sec this nonpartisan program of public relief work carried out regardless what may happen to individual leaders. But the story Mr. Henry planted in .ho minds of the people of southwest Arkansas upon resigning last Friday will not die. He gave further details on Monday. No one in Little Rock has answered these charges. State Administrator W. R. Dycss waved them aside as the spoutings of the "disappointed prot- ege" of a Washington woman agent. This is political language. And this is a time in the history of our country when political language won't do. XXX Jim Henry charges that the administrative setup in district No. 9 was increased in Little River county to create a job for the former county administrator there. The nonparlisan relief organisation locally turned down the proposed increase. But it was put through the Henley's Capture Asked by Barnett to Stop Killings Marshall Feudist Pleads for Recapture of Escaped Convict HE TALKS FRANKLY Governor Futrell Concedes He Was Misled in Granting Furlough UTTLK ROCK -There is no feud in Scarcy county, but thcr is likely to be one if Lcland Henley, fugitive convict, is not recaptured soon and , returned to the penitentiary. That was the statement made by Oscar Barnett of Marshall Monday. The plcasund-face, mild-manncrcc young man, who has figured consplci- ously in the accounts of recent bloody events at Marshall, whose father anc brother have been shot to death, discussed affairs of the Barnett and Henley famillies with a winning frankness.. He answered all questions .prompUj* and ia.jdotKt'.j. . ..... Here is the gist of his views on th< situation: He believes that the action of Gov and killed his father from ambush. Despite that belief, he has no desire to kill Lcland Henley or any of his relatives. All he wants is to see Leland Henley back in the penitentiary. He bclives th!» the action of Governor Futrell in granting a furlough to Leland Henley was a terrible mistake. He belives that was responsible for the murder of his father, the town marshall of Marshall, and all the subsequent trouble and ill feeling. Either he or his brother, Rupert, i: willing to shoot it out with Henley in a fair, open fight if Henley insists. He charges that Henley is lurking in the wild hill country of Searcy county, waiting for a chance to ambush him and his brother and their friend, "Tex" Johnson. He admits that it is an unpleasant situation. Denies Torlu.rc Charge He denied that his brother tortured Miss Essie Jackson, a stenographer in the employ of W. II. Reeves, an attorney of Marshall, in an effort to force her to reveal Lcland Henley's hiding place. On the contrary, he charges that the young woman tried to lure his brother into an ambush. He contends that attorney Reeves has allied himself with the Henley family because of a personal dislike for his brother. Frankly admitting that he, his bro- the and "Tex" Johnson have been hunting for Lcland Henley, he says that this i.s <i measure of self-defense and one that will restore peace to Scurcy county. He contends that the county officials have made no rea effort to apprehend Henley. Little Rock office anyway. The man who put it through was Dick Johnson, brother of Chief Justice Johnson of the Arkansas Supreme Court, campaign manager for Governor Futrell in 1932. These are state .politicians. But this is*feu>ral money. What has State' Administrator Dyess got to say about it? He is going to have to "say," or it will become an issue in the campaign tor governor, from which office Mr. Dycss derives his authority. Governor Futrell can't afford that. Arkansas already has taken more service gratis from the federal government than an old-fashioned economist like Mr. Futrell likes to admit. But it never has been revealed up td this time that the federal money sent in here for rehabilitation of the destitute was being used to build political fences for politicians close to the state administration. That's what Jim Henry states. And unless somebody in high authority talks quickly—unless the administrative rolls are purged immediately —we can be reasonably sure that in addition to being the heaviest burden of all the states that are leaning upon the federal government Arkansas has committed a political disgrace which will eventually lead to summary action by Washington. Futrell Admits Mistake LITTLE ROCK— Conceding that he made a mistake or was misled in five instances, including the granting of a short furlough to Leland Henley of Scarcy county, who has been sought us an escaped convict since last Christmas and who is blamed in some quarters for renewal of a feud between the Barnett and Henley families in Searcy county, Governor Futrell, in his address in Greenwood Tuesday made the following statement concerning the furloughs to convicts: "In five instances where short furloughs were given I made mistakes. One man was permitted to leave the penitentiary in order to undergo an operation which the doctor said was necessary to save his life. Another convict was given a furlough that he might visit his father who had not long to live. In slill another case a boy was permitted to see his mother during her last illness, and to attend her funeral. Then there was a fellow by the name of Rogers. He was given a 10-day furlough. It was represented to me that he wanted the opportunity to provide his family with a home as they were about to be thrown out of the place where they were staying. His wife, who is a member of a prominent church, had told her sisters that the convict-husband could secure a place if given a short opportunity. Leland Henley was given a (Continued on page three) Girl Heaves Stone Into Wrong Auto But She Had Walked Home, and Her Temper Was Running High CHARLOTTE, N. C. —(/P)— Margaret Smith went for a ride and walked home. Next afternoon she thought she saw the man's automobile outside of a cafe, s-o she took a nice, big stone and pitched it through the windsheild. "Grrrrrr!!!!" Growled W. H. Wingate middle-agen and highly respectable owner of the car. "My mistake," gasped Margaret. Said the judge "Five dollars." Crosnoe's Arson Story Is Frameup Bates Says Here Three Held in Burning of Washington Drugstore in 1932 CITES H¥AVY LOSS Bates Says Crosnoe and Man "Seeking to Save Selves" Martin S. Bates ,oil distributor of this city, who was questioned at Hot Springs Monday night in connection with arson charges against Robert Boyd, of Cleveland county, anc Charley Crosnoe, Hope, in the burning of Bates' drugstore at Washington two years ago, returned to Hope early Tuesday and made bond of 51tOOO on an arson charge which was filec against him here. Mr. Bates termed Boyd and Crosnoe's attempt to implicate him in the drugstore fire a "framoup." Mr. Bates statement to The Star follows: "I went voluntarily to Hot Spring! with officers Monday night to sec a confession made by Robert Boyd. "Charley Crosnoe later was brought to Hot Springs and officers said he had signed a confession implicating me. "The facts arc that two years ago the 13th of June Mrs. Bates and I had a. .disastrous fire at Washington in which we lost $14,000 over and above the amount of our insurance. "It will be obvious to other property owners that we are simply being victimized by Boyd and Crosnoe in their effort to save themselves from the authorities." 3 Arrested HOT SPRINGS, Ark. —(P?)— Three men were under arrest here Monday night as the result of an investigation of supposedly incendiary fires in various parts of Arkansas and officers intimated that they expected to make other arrests. Thoe held were Robert Boyd, 28, of New Edinburg, Cleveland county. Martin S. Bates, oil dealer, Hope. Charles Crosnoc, sign painter of Hppe. Bates formerly owned a drugstore at Washington. It burned and officers say that he collected considerable insurance. Crosnoe was arrested at Hope Monday, night just after he had returned from a trip to Dallas, Texas. Officers said that Boyd was arrested after he had made damaging statements while drinking. When taken into custody and questioned, he was said to have made statements implicating Crosnoe and Bates. J. I. Tongue of Little Rock, special agent for the Board of Fire Underwriters, is in charge of the investigation, with Chief of Police Joe Wakc- lin and Detective Herbert Akers of Hot Springs co-operating. Hope to Celebrate Holiday on Fourth Hope will celebrate the Fourth of July Wednesday by a complete suspension of business except for drugstores and filling stations, spending the holiday at the rodeo and barbecue arranged at Fair park by the city firemen. Banks and business houses generally will close for the day. Hope Star will suspend in all departments, there being no city edition Wednesday afternoon and no rural mail edition Thursday morning. Publication will be resumed Thursday afternoon in the city and Friday morning on the mail. LR. Burkit Takes Charge of Relief Pine Bluff Administrator Arrives to Replace J. R. Henry L. R, Burkit, district administrator of the Federal Emergency Relief Administration in the Pine Bluff area, arrived in Hope late Monday to take charge of the local district office in addition to his Pine Bluff duties. He replaces J. R. Henry, of Hope, wh orcsigned as administrator for the seven local counties last Friday. Mr. Burkit retains the administra- torship of the 10 counties centering in the Pine Bluff office, as well as his new local duties, it was said Tuesday. FLAPPER FANNY SAYS: BEG. U. S. PAT. OFF. Two Arrested In Hope Bates was brought here late Monday night by Chief of Police Clarence Baker and Assistant Prosecuting Attorney John P. Vesey, of Hope, asked if he cared to make a statement, Bates said there wasn't much he could remember and surprised officers by saying that "he didn't think he had very much .sense." At first he maintained that if he paid any money to Crosnoe if was for payment for signs on benches. Later officers said he told them that he had given Crosnoe at least $300, and that the signs he had ordered, about a dozen in all, could not have cost more than $5 each. He also was said to have told officers that Crosnoe would send him telegrams demanding money and the message would contain a statement that Batest should pay "or else". Bates said he did not make any effort to ascertain what Crosnoe meant by "or else" and denied that he had done any wrong. Bates, however, could give no reason for permitting himself to be blackmailed by Crosnoe, which he said, was what Crosnoe was ilonig to him. Two of the payments were made in the postoffice in Hope Bates said. He admitted that he had paid Boyd $50 after he had received a message from Crosnoe. Negro Bound Over in Assault Case Breach of Peace, Drunkenness Charges, in Municipal Court Eddie Thomas, negro, was bound over to the grand jury Monday on charges of assault with intent to rape an 8-ycar-old negro orphan girl with whom he lived. Bond was fixed at 5500. Thomas was arrested by Officer Homer Burke after the negro's wife complained to officers that her husband attacked the girl about 2 o'clock Friday morning. The negro's wife charged that her husband assaulted the girl about two weeks ago, but said she was afraid to tell officers then, as Thomas had threatened to kiU her if she did. Other cases in municipal court Monday: Cubie Boyd, assault with deadly weapon; fined $10 and costs. Odie Butcher, disturbing the peace; fined $5 and costs. W. Stroud, drunkenness; forfeited cash bond of $10 and failed to appear for trial. Charges of disturbing the peace against Dazzle Lee Powell and William Chambers, were continued until July 9. Commadore Harris, negro police character, was scheduled to be given a hearing Tuesday on a series of robberies over teh county in which officers say he stole clothing, jewelry and cash. Officers regained a greater part of the loot. Homes that Harris is charged with robbing are: Jesse Ragan, near Emmett, Sam Loudermilk, Harvey Haynes, and Cecil Gilmore. Regular Courts to Handle Rebels in Future, Says Chfejj Goering May Succeed y( Papen as Vice Chan- <<j cellor This Week "*' PRINCE EXPELLED^ Crown Prince Reported irdj Doom—Hitler Dehiesf J It, However i ""-*' Copyright Associated Press < *" BERLIN, Germany.—(/P)—Chancellor Adolf Hitler Tuesday issued an or* • Her ending the special measures usedj to quell "the second revolution" and ? , announced that henceforth the regular i (.courts of justice will handle offenders'^ i against the Nazi regime. The appointment of Herman — ( j helm Goering as vice-chancellor, suc-t-j ceeding Franz von Papen, is an assur-'j ed fact, a close collaborator said. w ' The succession was apparently; cussed at a cabinet meeting in chancellor's office, but the annou ment will be delayed until la? day, it was indicated. t>J , Meanwhile the former crown princet-J was reported expelled from the Hammons Quits as Coach iU. & M. Many people explode when put to the acid, test Declares He Was Approached to Use Influence With Student Rebels MONTICELLO, Ark. — (/P)— Coach Foy Hammons said here Tuesday he hed decided not to consider a further connection with Monticello A. & M. as long as Frank Horsfall is president. The coach declared that he had been approached by a representative of the board of trustees and advised that if he would agee to use his influence with the students to back Hosfall both he and Mrs. H. A* Buffalo, who resigned after the board deferred action on her case and that of Hammons and President Horsfall, he would be retained. "If it takes my job for me to remain true to my obligations to the splendid students of the school, then my job must go," Hammons said. Occupation Taxes Produce Protest McGehee Business Men Arraigned for Failure to Pay City McGEHEE, Ark. —(/I 5 )- Many professional men and merchants of Mc- Gehce have been served with warrants charging failure to pay occupation taxes. A few appeared before Mayor Linaker, but all cases were continued. Protests were voiced on the ground of inequality in the amounts asfossed against the various men and firms. H developed thst a bank was assessed aj tax of $12.50 whereas doctors, dentists j devote part of his Husband of Queen of Netherlands Is Dead; German Prince THE HAGUE, Holland, — (/P)-Henry, prince consort of the Netherlands, died here Tuesday of heart disease, the end coming before Queen Wilhelmina, who was at another palace, could reach his side. Hie princess Juliana, his daughter, is visiting in London and had planned to leave Wednesday on her return home. The prince was of German nobility, and bore the title Prince of Mecklenburg before his marriage in 1901 to the quene. Robinson May Go on European Trip Arkansas Senator to Remain Here for Several Weeks, However LITTLE ROCK — An office in the federal building for Senator Joe T. Robinson to use this summer was prepared Monday while he rested with friends near Des Arc, where he went soon after his return from Washington Sunday. It was reported that Senator Robinson is considering making a trip to Europe during the summer, but he is expected to remain here several weeks. At least he will be the Fourth of July speaker tomorrow at picnics at Gillett and Brinkley, and Thursday he will drive to Eureka Springs to attend the homecoming celebration for Congressman Claud Fuller Friday. After a week-end in the Ozarks. the senator will return to Liltle Rock. Washington Austrian Building Is Bombed, Burned Public Structure Wrecked Presumably by Fanatical Workman Jap Cabinet Quits; to Arm for War Military Group Presses for Vigorous and Belligerent Policy TOKYO, Japan — (/P)— The Japanese cabinet re.sigend Tuesday and army and navy circles pressed their campaign for a more militaristic government. The Emperor Hirohito asked Premier Makolo Saito to continue in office temporarily pending the selection of his successor. The cabinet resigned because it considered itself compromised in the financial scandal involving Hideo Kuroda vice minister of finance. "She Walked Into His Parlor"—the Gripping Story of a Modern Business Girl's Struggle for True Love—Begins in The American Weekly, the Magazine Distributed with NEXT SUNDAY'S CHICAGO HERALD AMD EXAMINER. —Adv. and attorneys were assessed ?20. It was also charged that discrimination was being shown in the strtet and dog taxes which are not being collected. As a result of the hearings a committee, represetingin some of the taxpayers, composed of Dr. H. T. Smith, B. F. Selman and T. R. Jacobs was named to confer with the City Council. After his return with Mrs. Robinson, ho said he will .... , this summer to study of proposed old age pension legislation, which he said probabily wouuld be enacted at teh nxt session of congress. At Knoxville, Tenn., Senator and Mrs. Robinson, traveling by motor, were joinedb y Mrs. Robinson's brother, Grady Miller, and Mrs. Miller, who made the trip to Little Rock with them. VIENNA, Austria — (IP)— The city hall, former Socialist stronghold, was the scene of a possibly incendiary fire Tuesday, and reports from Salzburg said police headquarters there had been dynamited. The fire was quickly extinguished with small damage. The police building had been closely guarded, and it is believed that a workman engaged in remodeling the structure might have left a time-bomb in the wall. Hitler to Hindenburg • ' .*" BERLIN Germany.—(£>)-^Chan-, cellor Hitler boarded a plane fori l.eudeck, the home of President; von .Hindenburg Tnesday night at the conclusion , of an <impojrtant| cabinet session, leaving disposition" A spokesman for the propaganda ministry, asked about the expect^ ed von Papen resignation, said it may never become a fact Hither-^ to it had been considered assured. try, arriving at Doom, Holland,^ where;! he joined his father, the former kais- | er. ' nf From Munich came strong rumors, j that Gustav von Kahr, the Bavarian.'; premier who proved to be Hitlers i nemesis in the 1923 putsch, had beenf executed, the reports of hundreds of j executions being still unconfirmed. , The death list promised for publi-5 cation is still unannounced. ' Deny Expulsion BERLIN, Germany—Reports circu-1 lated from Amsterdam, Holland, that! the former crown prince had been ex ~| pelled from Germany were branded.! as "nonsensical" Tuesday. I Although officials said the prince | was not in Berlin they were insistent! he had not been expelled from thej country. Minimum of Pied Tape for Ginners Cobb Outlines Method of Receiving Cotton This Fall WASHINGTON —(/I 3 )— Ginners throughout the cotton belt were assured Tuesday by Cully A. Cobb, government cotton chief, that little red (ape would be connected with their responsibilities under the Bankhead The ginners will be issued lags which will be attached to all cotton ginned this season whenthe producer surrenders his tax-exepmtion certificate covering the amount ginned, or when the excess baleage tax has been paid. Affidavits may be made before the county agent or the county control ccmmittecmen. Oklahoma Voting on "Murrayism" Tom Anglin Carries "Alfalfa Bill's" Colors Into Primary OKLAHOMA CITY —(/P)— With the hot irauc of "Murrayism" as the center of interest, Oklahoma Democrats are voting on state, congressional and county officers in Tuesday's primary. Ballots had to be made two feet long to hold all the names of the record number of candidates. The run-off primary will be July 24 between the two high men in each race where no clear majority is obtained. Gov. "Alfalfa Bill" Murray, com- pletingthe single four-year term allowed him under the state constitn- •ion, is dominating tho primary. He is supporting the speaker of the last Oklahoma house, Tom Anglin, for the Democratic nomination to succeed him. The nomination always has been tatatmcunt to election in Oklahoma gubernatorial contests. Anglin's foes asserted his election will mean a continuation of Murray rule. Both Murray and Anglin have declared the present governor will make no attempt to control or influence his successor. Considered among Anglin't leading opponents in 1he 15-man race are Congressman E. W. Marland. the oil man who i.iaed and lost a fortune and was ula -it to congress from the Eighth i .... \homa district two years Bgo; Jack Walton, impeached and removed governor a decade ago and now serving as state corporation commissioner; Attorney General J. Berry King and Lieut. Governor Robert Burnes, both iocs of Murray and Home Smith, successful Oklahoma City attorney. Copyright Associated Press BERLIN, Germany.—The story of j how 60 rebellious Storm Troopers were, executed with unbandaged eyes in an^ old cadet school in a Berlin suburb! was told Monday by a member of| Chancellor Hitler's firing squad. J The man, a member of the Schutef Staffel, special black shirted guards,' whispered his story of 60 executions after making certain no eavesdropper', could hear. ! Before the executions, there was a| trial for each "traitor" before a court:, of three men, under the chairmanship; of Heinrich Himmler, chief of secret \ police. Another judge wa sa highH ranking officer of the Schutz Staffel | and another came from the Reichwehr I (army). Hearing Brief Each man was given three nunutesj before the judges, and each was seriW.j tenced to death, although some were j given an opportunity to commit su>' cide. • .... a "The men were judged and conrj demned in three minutes," said the 5 witness, ::and were disposed of short';; ly after that. ' "From the tribunal they were taken! before the firing squad as the drums f rolled to drown out the shots. AM died without bandages over their eyetf <| all refused to be blinded. f "Ernst uiid Strasser (Karl Ernst,| Storm Troop leader and Gregor Str ser) were shot thc.ie. . "Ernst as he turned toward thsl (Continued on Page Three) Markets Hope Cotton Exchange New York Cotton New York October cotton i Tuesday at 12.28, up 17 points fro the previous close or a net gain 85 cents a bale. The hight for Tw day was 12.31 and the low was 12.18, Hope Vegetable Striiigless snap beam bu — U. S. No. 1 Irish pota., 100 Ibs... Cucumbers per bu ~ ~

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