Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on July 7, 1934 · Page 1
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The* produced uftdeif divisions A-2 A A-5 Graphic Arts Code. Hope Star Arkansas— Partly Saturday night and Sunday;] slightly warmer Sunday. VOLUME 35—NUMBER 227 (AIM—.Mrniin AxHorlntnl prrin (MOA)—Menu* Ncw«pnpi>r Kntcrptlte HOPE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, JULY 7, 1934 ••r of Hone fouiulod is»ll| lli.pc rally PreiM, 192T| •mnllilntrd nn Hope Star, Jnunnrr 18, 19ZO. PRICE 5c LIGHTNING BOLT HITS MAN Here and There -Editorial By ALEX. H. WASHBUBN- ri- ft- A HOPE CITIZEN, 0. A. Graves, is to manage Governor Futrell's campaign for re-election. Hcmpstead county FERA Probe Fails to Uncover Facts of Abusive Nature gave Chancellor Futrell 76 per cent of the combined vote two years ago—and as governor, seeking his second term, the electorate should do as well by him again this year. Mr. Graves boils the situation down to this: "Those who know the governor have absolute confidence in his courage and integrity—and as for those who don't know, we promise them a clean campaign!" This newspaper takes reasonable pride in reminding Its readers that we were among the first to declare for Futrell early in l'J32 when candidates were numerous and there was no prospect of a run-off primary to clear up the confusion among the voters. It was the disinterested support which the newspapers gave to Judge Futrell, often at a sacrifice of potential political advertising, that drew the factional lines and developed the campaign issues which settled the voters' minds. H was a "hunch" that threw news- Mississippi County Being Combed, However, by Investigators COMPLAINTS MADE Two Federal Men Reveal That There Actually Is an Investigation LITTLE ROCK— Two officals of the FEHA, engaged in an investigation in Mississippi county were the first of the fnrm relief colonies planned for Arkansas, is being established, were quoted in a dispatch from Blythcvillc Friday as saying they had found nothing to substantiate complaints that were responsible for their being sent into the state. The officials were George Babcock, .FERA regional engineer, who is inspecting the work on the new relief colony site, and Ncls Anderson of the FERA Washington staff. While W. R. Dyess, state director of the FERA in a statement published Friday said that he knew of no Invcs- work, various officials of the organization talked more or less freely "off paper support to Futrell in 1932. An earlier chancellor, John E. Martincau, had established the Arkansas highway program—and it was a lucky guess thnt another chancellor, E. Marion Futrell, would rescue the program and the stale's credit from the bankruptcy into which reckless politicians had plunped it. The governor has come as close to fulfilling his campaign promises us any office-holder within this writer's memory. There have been minor conflicts, and not all of his subordinates have measured up to expectations— but the Futrell record on the whole demonstrates that ther is in Arkansas today a mnn old-fpshioncd enough to still believe lhax a public office is a public trust. XXX When the cities along highway No. th.e, .roeord." aboM the is>auiry,whJQh.'.4 jj«nt.delegate* .to^Cnmden last Tues- has been under way here and In Mississippi county. Field Representative Here Winthrop Lane, field representative of the FERA, who has ben in Arkansas about two weeks assisting in making n change in the social service department, has been questioning various persons interested in the work of the FERA regarding Mr. Dycss' appointments and methods. It was denied at the state FERA headquarters Friday that Mrs. Gertrude S. Gates, who recently was transferred from her position as director of social work here, had disapproved some of the policies and administrative acts of Mr. Dycss and had reported her ideas to Washington. However, Mr. Oyess said he had had no official notice of such a report. rrobe at Blylhevllle BLYTHEVILLE, Ark— An investigation of complaints from Mississippi county concerning the FERA relief program is being made here and at Osccola by George Babcock, FERA regional engines? and Nels Anderson, of the FERA Washington staff. Public dissatisfaction over the relief program was given by the officials as the reason for their visit. Neither would they make any comment on the investigation but indicated that thus far they had found untrue '•lories of abuse of the relief program for political purposes and of Ihe misuse or illegal conversion of government funds and property. dny for a mass meeting to pctilion the State Highway Department to complete the 11-mile gap in lower Nevada county between Rosslon rind the Ouachita line, Proscott had five men present to argue that a betler route for hard-surfacing would O. A. Graves tof Manage Futrell Race Hope Attorney to Handle Governor's Second Term Bid Headquarters Established in New Capital Hotel at Little Rock Gas Stampedes Dock Rioters No. 24, running from Nashville be to McCaskill, Blcvins, Prescott and Camden. The Prescott Daily News says editorially: Uhey sought to have No. 24 adopted from Camdcn to Lockesburg for hard-surfacing, and the completion of No, 4 from Camdcn to Hope as a second-class road. The chair declined to entertain the motion on the ground that the meeting was strictly in the interest of highway No. 4. We say in all slncctTy that at this CITES GOOD RECORD Graves Trusts to Southwest Arkansas to Repeat 1932 Record Vote O. A. Graves, Hope attorney, will manage Governor Futrell's campaign for re-election, it was announced Friday night from Litlle Rock. Futrell headquarters arc to be maintained at the New Capital hotel, Little Rock, whence Mr. Graves will | ; move shortly to assume active charge i j of the governor's campaign. | \ Tribute From Futrell | j Interviewed at Little Rock Mr. Futrell said a large amount of mail coming to the governor's office is of a political nature, and that under the law political activities cannot be engaged in at the capitol building. "This is as it should be," Governor Futrell said, "and in order to abide by the spirit as well as the letter of i the law, my friends, acting in my behalf, have rented rooms at the New Capital hotel, where matters connected with my candidacy for re-election will receive attention." He paid high tribute to Mr. Graves as a man of unimpeachable character, a gentleman of the very highest order, and my sincere personal friend." Graves' Statement In Hope Saturday, Mr. Graves made the following statement: "The most important public duty now facing the people of Arkansas is re - election of Governor Futrell. "Eighteen months ago, when he went into office, the state was bankrupt, its credit gone, its warrants begging, its bonds in disrepute, and its creditors frantic. "Today warrants are being paid in cash at 100 cents on the dollar, there is a substantial balance to the credit of general revenue, a workable bond refunding bill has been passed, and every department of government over which the chief executive exercists control is functioning quietly, efficiently and economically. In 1933, for the first time in years, the peniten- Chohcd by tear gas and beaten with police clubs, rioters were hurled back and trucks roared through the picketed area to San Francisco piers, to load ships tied up for weeks by the longshoremen's strike. This photo wns taken as rioters fled before the police attack, in which several were Injured and many affested.' General Strike on Pacific Threatens West Coast Unions May Walk Out to Help Longshoremen 'SAN FRANCISCO.—(/I 1 )—In a martial atmosphere heavy with the promise of cold steel and hot lead for the violent, steps were taken here Friday toward a general strike in protest against the shooting down of waterfront pickets and the use of the National Guard, and the idea spread quickly to Portland, Ore. Only a few steps removed from a three-mile line of National Guard machine guns and bayonet-tipped rifles commanding peace on the strike-torn waterfront, a call for a general strike was formulated by a joint committee of 50 representing the union ranks in the long maritime walkout. John O'Connell, president of the San Francisco Central Labor Council, said the agents of 120 unions with a membership of 45.000 were meeting to discuss the advisability of a complete walkout. A two-thirds vote was necessary to carry the question. Representatives of SO unions in Portland approved a resolution calling upon a committee to meet not later than ( - Monday to formulate plans for a general strike in sympathy with the walkout of 27.000 coast longshoremen and marine workers. The Portland move for a general strike concensus, as in San Francisco, followed the hurling of gos bombs into picket ranks Friday night as strikers sought to prevent the non-union (Continued on Page Three) particular moment the citizens of j tiary showed a profit^ Buring Oie fis- Prescott are a good deal more community-minded about highways than Hope is. Prescott beat Hope fairly and squarely on the matter of getting a bridge across the Little Missouri river last summer. Hope couldn't even cal year just closed, the'State hospital operated at a saving of more than $100,000 over the two previous years. The cost cf government has been cut more than 50 per cent. "There have been no scandals, no suggestion! of dishonesty, no political labl hUllllIlul. A*UJII: »_wuiv4t* i. *.**-... — ~ _ -• , . , raise a quorum for a meeting on the manipulations, such as those which .. ,-^. ., _t * i. .. i-r\ f t'riniirai t \\r nni tt*i vi'ticc nr\\ff»i-Tirvr«: question—and Frcscolt copped the bridge, which, we understand, is now approaching completion on a direct line between Ptcscott and Delight. XXX But on this argument over highways No. 4 and No. 24, it might be better policy to forgot hard-surfacing until we first have a through gravel frequently embarrass governors. Being primarily interested in the state it seconoiv.ical administration and the efficiency of its institutions, it is but natural that 1 should desire Governor Futrell's re-election. "I would feel recreant in duty if I .should nogleut to contribute my time, influence ind energy in aiding to consummate that which is best for all of Rival Gin Owner Quizzed in Blaze W. C. Parker, of Banks, Moffett Expects, Cam- Questioned by State Fire ' • - - • Marshal Gentry road. | What the cities along No.4 want ( us. 1 am not a candidate nor an ap- first is a completed gravel road on j plicant foi any office, that 11-mile missing link in Pres- "I havcr't been a candidate nor cott's own county. No. 4 isn't a pleas- i applicant '.or any office since 1 wa.s ant topic in Proscott, since the road ! prosecuting attorney ' " "•-•-••favors Hope against Prescott. But we would remind Prescott that about three years ago Hope helped put through No. 24 from Blcvins to Nashville, giving Frescott access to the northern end of the county on a road (Continued on page three) RAPPER FANNY SAYS: REG. U. S. PAT. OFF. for the Eighth district a tout 25 years ago, except that 1 was a member of the war-time constitutioial convention. rutrcll Stronghold "Hcmpsljad county and southwest Arkansas Lad a large part in the election of Governor Futrell two years ago. In Hcmpstead county he rcceiv- | ed more than 75 per cent of all the j votes cast. From the record he has , made I an confident his vote in Hcmpstead and southwest Arkansas will exceed that of two years ago. "I have ibsolutu confidence in the governor's integrity. He is a faithful public sorvuit and no one intimately acquainted with him doubts his sincerity of pirposo. "I am serving without compensation and 1 hope ;hat the governor's friends in tliis cointy and throughout the .state will join in an roll up for the governor the largest vote ever given a candidate having an opponent." Many a person, past for a present. forget the Shank to Be Put to Death on 27th Governor Sets Execution Date Fcllowing Supreme Court Mandate LITLE ROCK — Governor Futrell Friday set July 27 as a new date for electrocution of Mark H. Shank, Akron (Ohio) attorney, whose death sentence for the poison murder of Alvin Colley and three other members What Charles Crosnoe termed would "make an interesting book" will bo revealed early next week, probably Monday, Crosnoe told The Star Saturday. He said he was preparing a statement, calling it a "stem twister" that would "open the eyes of a lot of people around here." Meanwhile the State Fire Marshal's office at Little Rock continued an investigation into the burning of a gin at Banks, Ark., and other alleged incendiary fires. The Star, in a long-distance telephone message with State Fire Marshal U, A. Gentry, learned Saturday that W. C. Parker, of Banks, was being questioned in connection with the cotton gin blaze there. Parker was a competitor of the owner of the burned gin in which Crosnoe, Jesse Hutson, Thomas Crawford and a negro are held under bond. Parker, it was said by Mr. Gentry, denied any knowledge of circumstances leading up to the firing of the gin. He declared that he had done nothing wrong. Mr. Gentry told The Star that several other persons were wanted, but he would reveal no names until more information is obtained. He said that confessions made by Crosnoe and Robert Perry Boyd had implicate dscveral yhose names are withheld until other matters are cleared up. Industrial Rule Will Succeed NRA Self-Government to Be Al- tendecl by U. S. Supervision of Price Hikes NEW YORK —(/P)— The Roosevelt administration, it was reported Friday night by an authoritative source, is working on a plan to supplant the NRA with a strictly-regulated self- government for industry. Hugh S. Johnson, recovery administrator, initiated such steps several weeks ago in a preliminary set-up given to President Roosevelt for study. Revisions were suggested. These arc being maed now for final approval of the prcident. The source of the information is unusually close to the administration. The authority said the plan is almost certain to be effected. As outlined, the program provides for continuance of the codes as a permanent feature of industrial life. Under these codes, pursuant to the rules of conduct laid down by the federal government and supervised closely, industry would be given the chance to govern itself. Johnson, it was said had paid particular attention to the correction of monopolistic tendencies charged up to the NRA. "The federal government," said the (Continued on page three) Associated Press informant, "would watch closely to prevent and rise i" prices it deemed unjustified. If t' ie Sherman anti-trust act continues under suspension, its provisions would prubobly be guarded by a licensing (Continued on Page Three) 400 Million for Housing Program paign to Re-Employ 5 Million Persons WASHINGTON —(/P)— James A Moffett took over the recwery job of the housing administrator Saturday with the objective of letting 400- million dollars into home renovation by fall and ultimately re-employing 5 millian persons. • Moffett expressed enthusiasm for th possibilities of the housing program and said industrial leaders were also enthusiastic over its prospects. Moffett said he expected to get the modernization program under way quickly. Mclarty Named on Motor Board Arkansas Dealers to Oppose Any Tax Increases on Trade T. F. McLarty, of the Hope Auto .company, according to an announcement made here, has been elected to the board of directors for the Arkansas Automobile Dealers Association, Inc., and is vice-president for the Tcxarkana Trade Area association. Mr. McLarty has been very active in behalf of the automobile dealers for the past year. The Arkansas Automobile Dealers Association, In. will oppose any tax increases on motorists. 6 Slain as Dutch Riot to Protest Dole's Reduction Situation Reported Critical in Capital City, . Amsterdam STORM BARRICADES Police and Soldiers Put Down New Unemployed Demonstration Bulletins NEW YORK. — (/P) — John D. Rockefeller will celebrate his 95th birthday Sunday. UUSSELLVILLE, Ark. — (/P) — Accidentally shot while hunting rabbits late Friday, Charles Tenison, 15, died in a hospital here Saturday. He dropped the gun while standing on a stump, the weapon discharging a load of shot into his chest. HOT SPRINGS, Ark.UP)—Spcak- car Raincy of the national House of Representatives in talk here Saturday predicted that the Democrats would come through the fall elections with a good congressional majority. While admitting that some of (he Democratic scats would he lost to Republicans, he declared the losses will be made up for by Democratic inroads in Republican territory. He will spend the week-end as Ihe guest of Harvey C. Couch at Lake Catherine. The speaker and Congressman Glover came here by plane from Eureka Springs. JACKSON, Miss.— i/P)-United Stales Senator Vandcnbcrg, Michigan Republican, in an address here Saturday declared the country "is honeycombed with (he most gigantic system of payrollers in the history of the United States." He spoke at a gathering of Republicans celebrating the 8lS.li anniversary of their party. AMSTERDAM, Holland—(/P)—Rioting which was thought to have been checked with the arrival of additional soldiers and police, brake out anew late Saturday resulting in two more deaths, bringing the total to six for the day. An undetermined number of persons were wounded. Authorities said the situation was grave. Four persons were killed Saturday morning when police and troops cleared the disturbed areas, using tanks to flatten the barricades. The rioters, ,mostly unemployed were incensed at a reduction in the city's dole payments. Anti Poll Tax Bill May Be Rejected Amendment Proposal Declared to .Have Insufficient Signatures BULLETIN LITTLE ROCK.— (K>) —Attorney General Hal Norwood held Saturday that the law requires the signatures of 10 per cent of the qualified electors In the lest general election to initiate a constitutional amendment, stistniniing the position of Assistant Secretary of Slate Higgins In declining to accept initiative petitions bearing fewer than the required number of signatures. Campaigner CARL E. BAILEY Carl E. Bailey, of Little Rock, candidate for attorney general of Arkansas, brought his canvassing campaign to Hope Saturday, spending the day here. Mr. Bailey won his spurs as Pulaski prosecuting attorney by his handling of the case against A. B. Banks, banker, and his investigation of the Justin Matthews improvement district bond transactions. Joe Thomason Is Seriously Injured in Basket Factory Right Side Paralyzed, But Shocked Man Is Expected to Recover \ RAIN S WEEPS AREA LITLE ROCK — Jim B. Higgins, deputy secretary of state, tentatively declined Friday to accept petitions for a proposed initiated constitutional amendment to abolish the poll tax as a qualification for voting, and sent a letter to Attorney General Hal L. Norwood asking if the secretary of state should accept initiative petitions bearing fewer than the required number of signatures. Thomesberry Gray, of Batcsville, .sponsor of the proposed amendment, filed petitions bearing approximately 1,300 names and contended that he had the right to "amend" the petitions within 30 days by filing the remainder of the required 22,188 names. Members cf the attorney general's staff said an opinion would be prepared today, holding that the .secretary of state is without authority to accept petitions unless they her the specified number of signatures. They said unofficially that the provision of the initiative and referendum amend- mend giving sponsors 30 days for "correction or amendment" after they are notified by the secretary of state that the petitions are insufficient, has reference to errors or minor defects in the language or form of the petition and does not mean that additional names may be filed, is the required number was not obtained within the time specified. Mr. Gray said he vould take the Question to the the courts, if (lie secretary of state declines to accept the partial filing. He said he believes a sufficient number of signatures has been obtained but that persons in various counties in charge of circulating the petitions failed to return them in time to be filed. The time for filing such petitions expired at 12 Thursday night, Mr. Higgins said. It was reported that sponsors of the proposed amendment to establish a uniform system of slate-supported common schools contemplated filing approximately 17,000 names with a view of attempting to "amend" the petitions by filing additional names within 30 days. A spokesman for the group said, however, that no such action would be taken and that the school amendment would be dropped until two years hence. Sponsors of the proposed amendment to reduce the legal rate of interest from 10 to six per cent and of a proposed initiated act to legalize the sale of whiskey in Arkansas, did not file petitions, and did not offer any explanation for their failure to do so. Tiie bridal evil had its origin in the east, where many women still go veiled during the greater part of their lives and where a husband is not supposed to see his bride's face until after the ceremony of marriage. Half an Inch of Rain Falls Here in iy 2 Hours Fri- , day Night Joe Thomason, 24, employe of the' Hope Basket Company, was seriously- " injured early Friday night when struck by a'bolt of lightning during! F a severe electrical and rain, storm j • here. Thomason was struck by a bolt ", which crashed into a covered shed in,which he was wording about 7:30 cf-? clock. His right side was paralyzed from the neck down. F. B. Ward, foreman, standing neat Thomason when the lightning struck, received a severe shock but was not ' seriously hurt. Will Recover ' i A Hope Furniture company ambulance carried Thomason to Julia Chester hospital. Physicians said Saturday that he would recover. , The casualty occurred at the height cf an electrical storm accompanied by l ' a rain which lasted an hour and a > half. Injury of Thomason was the second i to occur afc the plant during the day, Herbert Jamison, 30, negro, having been killed earlier when a log fell * • on him. t , Precipitation of half. an inch was v recorded at the Fruit and Truck > Branch Exeriment station. '> .1 From reports over the county the , rainfall was general,- greatly benefit- ',< ting fruit, vegetable and grain crops , which wtre ;suffering from lack of j The- Elberta peatiru: crop' will need additional rainfall to assure a big • harvest, reports indicated . ', Temperature Drops The rainfall was accompanied foy,a sharp drop in temperature, the mer- J cury sliding down from 35 to 68, or 17 degrees within the hour, the weather Hitler Leaves for Alps on Vacation Political Truce Seems Reality in Revolution- Torn Germany Copyright Associated Press EERLIN, Germany — (ff>)— A political truce was put into effect Satur- j instruments at the experiment station day by the Nazi high command in a showed. determined effort to efface all remain- Friday's highest temperature was ing traces of Germany's bloody second; 96, only 2% degrees lower than, tiie revolution. hottest day of the year which was recorded June 28 with a high of 99Ms Chancellor Hitler left for his summer home in the Bavarian Alps while his trusted sub-leaders arc also taking their first rest since the party's purging of "plotters and traitors." Two million Storm Troopers, temporarily stripped of their uniforms, are on a month's vacation. Their future will become Germany's foremost problem. Vice Chancellor von Papon, when seen at his home'Saturday, seemed in better spirits, as if reflecting t ne P re " vailing tendency toward a better political peace. Despite the political truce, the propaganda ministry indicated that special vigilance on all fronts by the secret police would continue undiminish- cd. The bankers it was possible to reach ROME, Italy — (/P)— No confirmation wa.s available here Friday night degrees. Kingf ish Pushes a Newspaper Tax Long Directs 2% Thrust at All Louisiana Daily Papers BATON ROUGE, La.—(£>)—"Kingfish" Huey P. Long just grinned Friday as the Louisiana legislature fretted and fumed and sought to chase him from the'deliberate halls, only to find itself pushing through his pet ' measures at a breath-taking pace. Long late Friday went before the senate finance committee and amended the 2 per cent gross receipts tax of reports from London that Chancell- I on advertising to make it apply to or Hitler of Germany had transferred! every daily newspaper in the state. personal funds to Italian banks. j As passed by the house Thursday The bankers it was possible to reach I night the tax would have applied only said they were unaware of such a ! to papers of 20,000 circulation a day move on the part of Hitler. But it' and would have reached only about was believed here, and elsewhere, that; four of the larger newspapers in Italy would be a logical asylum if: Louisiana. The bill as amended Fri- cvcnts in the Reisch made it necessary day would apply to all papers having a circulation of 20,000 a 'week. Representative Rupert Peyton jumped up early Friday and heatedy served notice that he would invoke the rule to bar non-members from the floor of the house if Senator Long "and other notorious characters continued lobbying among members." Hardly had he finished his tirade against "his piscatorial majesty, the for Hitler to leave. President Visits Isle Puerto Rico RoOSOVelt Greeted at San ] crawfish," before the house took up Juan by Cheering Crowds under Senator Long's direction one of I his tax reform measures, an income | tax levy, and passed it I Over in the senate, at the same time, SAN JUAN, Puerto Kieo.—(VI')—' that body was approving the "king- President Roosevelt's long vacation) fish's" bill to tske control of the New journey brought him at sunset Friday i Orleans police force away from his to San Juan, capital of Puerto Rico. I arcy-enemy, Mayor T. Semmes Walm- For 10 hours he had been traveling! sley. The senate also passed the ad- acros sthe island from Mayaguez, but' ministration liquor bill, which will Ihe familiar smile lighted his face as ' vest control of the business in the his automobile paused in front of the | hands of the state. 'San Juan city hall. A great crowd of ' Puerto Ricuns cheered tumultuously. Once they broke through police lines • to swarm about the president's automobile, and many managed to shake his hand before police steered them away from the car. The ride fruin Mayaguez was long and at times precarious, but the presi- Markets New York Cotton New York October cotton dropped dent showed by his lively interest in ' five points in trading Saturday, clos- " (he countryside that il was not tedi- i ing at 12.05 against the previous close ou.;. For much of the distance rain • of 12.10. (ell and pavements through the moun- j The market ranged steady and tains at many points were slippery, j quiet, the high being recorded at Gov. B Ian ton Winship rode with the \ 12.09 and the low at 12.03. New York spots 12.10, sales 100. Little Rock Produce Hens, heavy breeds per Ib ....8 to 9c Hens, Leghorn breeds per Ib ....6 to 7c Broilers per Ib - 13 to ISc Roosters per Ib S tQ 4c Eggs per doz 10 to 12(! president. The hill folks came down j to the highway and hundreds gather- j ed in the villages through which the American president passed. All waved in joyous greeting and the president's hand was up almost continuously acknowledging his welcome.

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