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" ™^ Th(n produced undjHP dl visions A-2 ft A-5 Graphic Art« Code. Star ,-Tja Arkansas—Fair Monday flifthi Tuesday partly doudy, contln- VOLUME 35—NUMBER 228 (AIM—Mi-film AMorlnled 1'rps* (MSA)—Menus Mrwni>nprr Kntrrpf INO A««'n HOPE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, JULY 9, 1934 ^r of Hope founded 1898) Hope RBllr Prrmn, 1»2T| •Kolldnfed n» Hope 8(nr, Jnnnnry 18, 1928. PRICE 5c ! BOUND OVER .¥' Here and There -Editorial By ALEX. H. WASHBURN- S OMETHING is wronj? in the administrative setup for federal relief in Arkansas. J. R. Henry, resigned Hope administrator, made the statement that "overhead" was about 25 per cent of the total cost of relief. Now comes Ted IT. Maloy, United Press correspondent, with verified figures from the Little Rock administrative office to show that the actual overhead cost is 23.5 per cent. , , . - IP Correspondent Maloy writes: The cost has ranged from 10.5 per cent the second month of operation last August to 43 per cent in April. During the 10 months up to and including April, for which records nrc complete, the FERA spent ?!,325,944 in distributing $5.628,900 in Arkansas for relief. Patriotic citizens insist that those Cotton Acreage Is 68.6 Per Cent of TotalaYear Ago 28 Million Acres in 1934, Compared With 41 Million Last Year R E N T A LS~INCREASE 10 1 /* Million Rented Last Year Jumps to 15 Million This Year WASHINGTON -(/I')- The Department of Agriculture Monday estimated the cotton acreage in cultivation July 1 in this country to be 28,024,000, which was 68.6 per cent of the 40,852,000 acres under cultivation this time a year ago. During 1933 the cotton farmers rented approximately 10,495,000 acres to the government and ployed up standing cotton. Tills year approximately 15,000,000 acres have been rented to the government. Arknnas' acreage for the year is listed at 2,306,000, compared with 3,548,000 In 1933. e-StatesPlayOff; to Be July 19-22 Sheriff Conviction Reversed by Court, It Then Recesses Supreme Bench Accjuits Logan County Officer Who Let Man Escape NO GAS REHEARING Fact Finding Tribunal Tax Case Passed for the . Summer LITTLE ROCK —(/P)— The Arkansan Supreme Court Monday reversed and dismissed the conviction of Mont Pcrrymore, Logan county sheriff, for who arc hungry because they have I permitting a prisoner to escape, sought work and been unable to find I Pcrrymore was removed from off' ice following his indictment, and was given a fine by circuit court. The appellate court's action Monday was presumed to reinstate the sher- it, shall be fed. But any administration that for every dollar of relief spends 23 cents for management" is impossible. I doubt whether Administrator W. R. Dyess is any more to blame for this than Arkansas' own people. State pride, as well as national patriotism, demands that we cut down iff. No Gns Rehearing The Supreme Court finished its term and adjourned until September 17 after failing to decide on a petition for Arkansas pays to the federal government. Extravagance will stop on that particular moment when Arkansas' own citizens have to put up dollar for dollar with the federal government. There is a big difference between honest relief for the hungry and n political poy-ride on funds we innocently suppose will never have to be paid back. XXX Starting in today's paper is an account of the crusade now being launched in Hollywood for clean motion pictures. Under the title, "What's Wronfi With First Game Scheduled Here on 19th, Second at Atlanta 20th A three-game play-off series between Hope and Atlanta to decide the first half championship winner of the Two States League will be staged July 19, 20 and 22. The third game will be played if the teams break even in the first two contests, it was decided Sunday during n meeting of baseball officias in Texarkana. The first game will be played here, the second at Atlanta, and if necessary, the final in State Lino park in Texarkana. famous old The first half season ended a week taken from ago, Atlanta winning two games to do into a tie wit hthc Storks. The Two States League games played Sunday, Hope lost 6 to 5 to the Tircmcn of Texarkana. It WHS the third straight game the Storks have dropped. Southwestern Transporters swamped Atlanta, 15 to 2. The game was played at Atlanta. zfap of the theater—for the theater, indeed, has always-had a dark side. There is, 'however, a side which has endeared the movies to the American public ever since Thomas A. Edison first threw his flickering shadows on an improvised screen. The best account appears in Upton Sinclair's "William Fox," the fact story of the movie mogul whom Wall Street took for n "ride". Mr. Sinclair says of Mr. For: He had his own ideas about the moral effect of pictures, for he noticed that wherever the shows were going well, the business of saloons began began to dwindle. Mr. Fox always contended that if we had never had prohibition, the motion pictures would have wiped out the saloon. And again Mr. Fox had produced thp " wLml OlB MOVIES ? Trend Toward Gutter Halted by Crusade; Drive on Dirt for Dirt's Sake Forces Cinema Capital to Start Drastic Purging Process drastically on federal expenditures | rehearing the Fort Smith Gas corn- over and above the amount of taxes | pany case in which the court held that the tax for supporting the Fact Finding Tribunal was to be based upon the gross earnings of the utilities ol the state instead of gross receipt. Six member of the court announced they had disqualified themselves to decide whether depositors of Little Rock's closed banks who took stock for part of their deposits were being preferred over others. . Those disqualified, on the ground that they were finuncilly interested, asked the governor to appoint a special court next fall to hear the case. Nearly Up with Docket The court is more nearly up with its docket than it has been in several years.. During <.the.past sey.eral weeks many 'cases ' KaVc bcen> prepared ' for submision from one to cvcral weeks ahead of the time they would have been reached in routine procedure. Fewer than 100 cases are on the docket and most of them will not be subject to call for submission for several weeks. This Is Jhc flrsl of n series of six stories by Dan Thomas, Hollywood correspondent for NEA Service on houscclcaning In Hollywood, telling of the uprcaval in filmland as result of the smashing crusade against pictures that reform groups charge have passed the border line ol decency. BY DAN THOMAS NEA Staff Service Correspondent HOLLYWOOD—The movie industry, like a little boy caught using a dirty word, is getting its mouth scrubbed with soap and water. It doesn't like the taste of soap, but it is submitting to the scrubbing because it knows that old Ma Public is the boss after all. The flood of salacious, flippant, sexy, dirt-for-dirt's-sakc pictures that has poured out of Hollywood during the last few years already has shown signs of drying up. Love affairs outside matrimony, and triangles, divorces and callous cheating with it, that has been the regular movie fare, along with sexy films in which sex is simply thrown at the audience for no reason at all, and "musical" films which have vied with one another to see which could present beautiful girls with the scantiest clothe;;.. What the Public Wants? Then too, there have been films about doctors which gave the idea that medical practice is a mere incident in hospitals. Capable actresses cast and recast in huccessivc roles a wanton women, flippant divorcees, or plain street walkers, until the public has associated their very names with abandonment. Dialog from the gutter. Utter,; SiBregard' fox, the, .possible spfc ial effect of their products, all under the principle, "we're giving the public what it wants." This is the sort of product that has brough down on Hollywood an organized protest such as it has never known before. The present crusade of the League of Decency is only the culmination of a growing indignation in womens clubs and organizations for several years. Clean Plays Draw ,,And meanwhile clean pictures like "Hell Divers," "Min and Bill," "The Champ," "Smilin' Through, " Daddy Long Legs,' "Little Women," and the "House of Rothschild" have packed people into the theatres. But it takes brains and thought to make such films. Given an honest purpose, brains and taste, almost any theme can be handled without offense. Let's look at the manner in which story "Over the Hill," Will Carleton's poem, 'Over the Hill to the Poor House." A nation was deeply stirred. Says Mr. Fox: Complete Derrick for Martin Test Drilling Scheduled to Begin on A. J. Lafferty Land Next Week Construction of the derrick on the F. W. Martin & Co. oil test well, nine _, , , ,, , , .u miles south of Hope on the Hope- Hollywood^ has handled some of the ARSON Crosnoe, Boyd and Bates Put Under Bond at Hearing Crosnoe and Boyd Held ,., Under $500 Each-Bates' Bond at $1,000 MARSHA-LJS HERE , U. A. Gentry Appears in Municipal Court for State; Insurance Department Charles Crosnoe, Martin S. Bates _, and Robert Perry Boyd, charged vritti arson and robbery by intimidation in > connection with a drugstore fire at • Washington two years ago, were-' bound over to the Hempstead county grand jury which convenes in spec-' lal session July 16, before Municipal Judge W. K. Lemley Monday morn-mg. "• Bonds for Crosnoe and Boyd were fixed at $500 each. Bates, held under $1,000 bond, after he was brought into? the investigation early last week by v alleged damaging statements made by Boyd while drinking, was allowed to stand on his present bond, Preliminary examination, was waived and no testimony or statements were taken, A record crowd packed. the courtroom, stood in the city halL corridors, and peered through windows from outside the building to*' isten in on the proceedings. Crosnoe appeared without a lawyer.' 5oyd was represented by Attorney lurtis Cannon. Attorney Luke Mon- ; oe was present to defend Bates.* Li. A. Gentry, state fire marshal and nsurance commissioner, was present' . or the hearing. , > Boyd, a former Hope barber, and'., • he first suspect to be arrested in the, \ n vest! gallon conducted by the state 1 ' ire marshal,, Hope and Hot Springs ' officers implicated Crosnoe and Bates.,. .Situations involving illicit, love . . . Iwvo brought protests to Hollywood. . . . Here arc I'Vances Dee nnd llriifc Ciilmt (upper right) in "KlnisliiiiK .School," Joan Illoiidcll and Jimmy t'liftiH'}', nliovc, In "Ho Was Her Mnn," 'and Mnrffiiret. Sullavnn, right, in "Only I'l'Mci-diiy," jinlitres which treated .such themes. American Woman Arrested as Spy Pauline Jacobson Levine Held by French for Questioning PARIS France —(/I 1 )— An American woman, Pauline Jacobson Levine, 32, was ordered Monday by Magistrate Benon to appear for questioning in connection with a new drive effort to clean up an alleged international spy ring. Others also were reported ordered to appear. Authorities declared that the latest investigations reveal information is , being gatherd all over Europe concerning gas and microbe warfare and the development of stratospheric possibilities. Arkansas Rangers Urged by Futrell Governor Renews Plea for Creation of State Police Force LITTLE ROCK —(/P)— Governoi Futrell Monday renewed his plea for , j a state police force before the Arkansas Peace Officers association, which opened a three-day convention here. The governor advocated a system patterened after the Texas Rangers. J. C. McDougal, North Little Rock bertillion (fingerprinting) expert, is slated for election as president of the association. My publicity people communicated with homes for the aged to find out whether there were any old people being reclaimed from these homes; they found that in the 18 months following the production of "Over the Hill" more than 5,000 old men and women had been taken back to live with their children! That is power! To move a nation to do a good and noble deed! The great purpose behind the crusade in Hollywood today is to recall the movies to their original glory, for on the whole they have been a power in America. And like an institution, that power must be safeguarded iainst abuse. Lewisville road was completed Monday and actual drilling operations arc expected to get under way early next week. The Martin well is located on the A. J. Lafferty land, SE '/i of the NW '/i of section 17, township 14, South Range 24, West. The Dr. E. L. Austin well located on the J. W. McWilliams land seven miles south of Hope, has set surface caring and drilling operations are under way. The Austin well description is SE corner N\V quarter of SE quarter of section 19, township 13, South Range 23 West. Surface casing on the Edgar Johnson test lus been set and cemented in. His water well has been completed, More than 200.000 pecimens of plant life from all parts of the world are contained in the University of Michigan herbarium, founded 95 years ago. FLAPPER FANNY SAYS : REG. U. S. PAT. OFF. and is r.ow operations ready to begin drilling The Johnson well is on the George Jone.s land, nine miles south of Hope on the Falcon road. The legal description of this location is the SE '/'i of the SE '/i of Section 11, township 14 South, Range 24 West. J. R. Tillery is in charge of drilling operations. S. Goring Vidler, well known Tixas geologist, made the location o: f th? Johnson test. lu a flower bauU scents that couut. Ha the Considciable interest from outside the Hope area is being shown as the three wells are virtually ready to begin drillinj for oil, real estate mer reported. Trial of Niven at Pine Bluff Begun Legislator's Defense for Murder Is "Insanity and Drunkenness" FINE BLUFF, Ark. —(/P)— Selection ol a jury for the trial of D. B. Niven Jr.. 34, on a charge of murder in cormect.on with ;he fatal shooting of Ray Mcade, 41, ibout thre weeks ago, was begun in circuit court here Monday. Defense attorneys, arguing a motion for continnuance foi Niven, attorney and former legislator said the defendant was "insane and drunk" at the time of the killing. Niven entered a plea of not guilty. standard "situations" during recnt nonths; what it has done to some of Is best actrcsse, and what can be done with real films, honestly and cleanlp nade, without any sacrifice of entertainment value—or even of box-office receipts. The "Bad Girl" Theme First let us look at the ''bad girl," the one who surrenders to love with- isout benefit of clergy. This theme is ill too real, too true to life. Yet how promisculously should it be hcandled on the screen, where children wonder over its implications, and adolescents may form their ideas and ideals for life from them? How ought it to bo handled, if at all? Here are some of the pictures treating this theme in recent months: Although very well made and interesting in spots, "A Man's Castle,' was wiedly condemned due to the fat- that Spencer Tracy and Loretta Young are shown living together in Tracy's shack before they are married. Chllel Actress in Bad Light Critics speculated on the affects on children of another Loretta Young picture, "Born to Be Bad," in whicl she is portrayed as a young prostitute totally lacking in character and with an illegitimate son, Jackie Kelt. The film shows Jackie stealing to please his mother. The suggestion that mothers might be please dto receive stolen trinkets angered many a parent, who considered the possible affects on his own child. Even "Little Miss Marker," starring the new child actress, Shirley Temple, :hows the child surrounded by crooks who fix horse races and play other rackets. And the children who flock to -such a picture as this will see a hard-boiled little Shirley who is made to remark "Aw, nute!" Remark* Arc Off-Color "Finishing School," now enjoying its first run. is laid in an exclusive girl's school. Frances Dee, wealthy student, meets Bruce Cabot, a poor young doctor. Their romance ripens too rapidly and before there is aiy chance for a marrigc. Frances findi that she it to have a baby. That necessitates her leaving school and mirrying Cabot. This film has been furcjr condemned tor a series of off-color remarks most of which are put in the i)outh of Gin- McCracken Freed on Airmail Charge District of Columbia Court of Appeals Reverses Conviction WASHINGTON —(/P)— The District of Columbia Court of Appeals Monday reversed a lower court ruling and held that the senate did not have the power to sentence William P. McCracken to 10 days in jail for contempt in connection with the airmail investigation. McCracken, former assistant secretary of Commerce for aeronautics, and L. H. Brittin, former vice-president of Northwest Airways, Inc., were found guilty by the senate February 14 and sentenced to 10 days' imprisonment each. Brittin served his term but McCracken contested the action of the legislative body. ger Rogers. ''Only Yesterday," the, film launched Margaret Sull^an o. that the (Continued on Page\Three) FERA Probers O.K. Mississippi County Babcock and Anderson Declare Complaints Are Unjustified LITTLE ROCK.—There is no justification for complaints regarding the administration of the relief program in Mississippi county, the office of W. R. Dyess, slate director, reported it had been advised by George D. Babcock and Nels Anderson, engineers for the FERA. who passed through Little Rock Saturday on their way to other states in their jurisdiction. The two officials went to Mississippi county, where the first relief colony was established, because of reports of public dissatisfaction with the relief program. Winthrop D. Lane, FERA field representative, reported to be engaged in a genera Isurvey of relief activities in Arkansas, will remain several days in the state, visiting counties with state officials. The Texas program for processing beef for relief purposes will be studied the next few days by a group of Arkansas officials with a part of the cattle being shipped into the state from the drouth sections of the Northwest. Those who left for Amarillo, Tex., included Edgar H. odson, assitant administrator in charge of rural rehabilitation; Miss Gladys L. Waters, garden and food conservationist, and C. B. Bailey of the Work Division. California and New York Families Pick Hope for a Reunion East is East and West is West—but when Kipling wrote "never the twain shall meet" he forgot about Hope being just half way across the American continent. But a sister who lived in New York City and another sister who lived in Oakland,'Caljf., happened to remember the fact, and when, after an absence of 10 years, they decided to visit each other they picked Hope as the reunion point which would save either of them having to drive all the way across the United States. They arrived here Saturday afternoon at Luck's Tourist Camp—Mr. and Mrs. S. N. Wolf and family, of New York, and Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Dunbar and family of Oakland, Calif. 'So closely did their arrangements, conducted by letter, work out that the two cars—one from New York and the other from California—arrived in Hope within an hour and a half of each other. School Candidate Kills 2 Relatives Angered Because They Wouldn't Support Him, He Shoots Program Is Ready for Farm Forum Experiment Station to Be Host Wednesday From 10 to 3 o'Clock The Farm and Home Forum meeting for Hempstead county will be held at the Fruit & Truck Branch Exper-! iment Station, Wednesday, July 11, from 10 a. m. to 3 p. m. The program is of interest to every cue in Hempstead county and especially to every man who has a cotton contract. The morning session will be for both Ten and women and the following speakers will be on the program: J. L. Wright, district agent, Extension Service; Miss Ella Posey, district agent, Extension Service, Miss Gladys Waters, assistant director F. G. G. and Geo. Ware, assistant director of the Experiment Station. The afternoon session for women will be in charge of Miss Helen Griffin, county home demonstration agent, with Mrs. J. W. Butler of Washington a speaker on the program. The afternoon session for men will be devoted to the Agricultural Adjustment Act. The Bankhead Act and compliance with 1934-1935 contracts will be explained in detail. A special representative of the Agricultural Adjustment Administration will have charge of this program. officers rode into the hills of Wolff county Sunday on the trail of a man accused of shooting down two of his relatives who said they wouldn't be "t'er" him in a school election. The two killed, Nathan Banks, 50, a farmer and his wife, died from shotgun charges. The accused fugitive is Smallie Banks, 38, cousin of Nathan. One of the slain couple's sons wore to the warrant of charging Smallie Bank with murder. Toward sundown Saturday, neigh- bros said, Smallie stopped at the home of Nathan on Holly creek. Although the two men had quarreled in the past Smallie called to his cousin and engaged him in conversation. Mrs. Banks, the icport said, came to her porch and called out: ••It ain't no use to talk about it Smallie, we ain't fer you and we ain't goin' ter vote fer you." There was a flash and the roar of a shotgun. Mrs. Banks fell to the floor, shot in the back of her head. Nathan was shot in the chart. John Tolson, coroner .returned a verdict of willful murder. Rockefeller Is Out of Bed on Birthday 95th Birthday on Sunday Finds Richest Man Improved _ i LAKEWOOD. N. J. — (#>)— Johnj D. Rockefeller passed his 95th birth-j day Sunday in the company of his son. John D. Rockefeller Jr. Cooler weather enabled the aged capitalist to rise from his bed, it was disclosed, tor the first time in two weeks. The head, which at times has risen over 102 degrees visibly has taxed the old man's energy, friends said, and has kept him confined to his room with all blinds drawn. The younger Rockefeller arrived Saturday night by train from New York. Neither father nor son attended church Sunday. No care were seen to pass through the gates at the entrance of Golfhouse, though sev- cial limousines pased while their occupants left calling cards with the gate keeper. Other court proceedings Monday included an assault and battery cas6*w growing out of a Saturday night M-awl in which razors, ice picks, pop bottles, a pistol and corn liquor t 'igured. The defendants were lona Alford,' and Cladel Nelson, negro ..women, 1 Both appeared in court with bandaged necks and arms. After an hour and a half of testimony, Judge Lemley fined, them both ?10 and costs. > Curly Brown, 20-year-old youth, defended himself on charges of drunkenness. Brown claimed that he had been drinking beer when arrested by Officer William Reaves. Reaves claimed Brown was wobbling on the street and when placed.in; the police car for a trip to the jail.. kicked a glass out o f th e window. Brown said ne was trying to defend himself against a blackjack held by Officer Reaves, and in kicking at the officer hit the window. Officer Burke .estified against Brown. > Charles Crosnoe was called as a witness and asked by Judge Lemley to pass an opinion as to whether Brown was drunk. Crosnoe said that he could smell liquor on some of them, meaning Brown, Burke or Reaves. A Bit of Humor Asked by Judge Lemley who the lisuor was on, Chosnoe humorously shot back, "I don't know, but it wasn't on me." Judge Lemley rapped on his desk and fined Brown $10 and costs, Irvin Burns, charged with carrying a pistol and breaking a breach of peace, was fined ?125 and costs. 4 Malin Hawthorne testified that" Burns appeared at his home, marched him to the barnyard at the point of a pistol, returned to his home and argued with his wife, and then shot a window out. Mrs. Hawthorne, who is a sister of Burns, took the stand and corrobrated her husband's statement Other cases: Williams Chchambers, negro, disturbing the peace, ?10 and costs. Dazzle Lee Powell, negro woman, disturbing the peace, dismissed on motion of City Attoreny W. S. At* kins. Commadore Harris, negro, bound over to the grand jury on three charges of burglary and grand larceny. Bond fixed at ?500. Wayland Malone and Harry Abram, and costs. Cases against Thelma Jackson, Theda Mae Moore and H. Moore were continued until July 30. Market* NEW ORLEANS, —(/P)— Cotton took a spurt of approximately $1.80 a bale here Monday on the basis of a bullish government report. New York October cotton closed Monday at 12.39, up 24 points for a gain of $1.70 per bale over the previous close. The high for Monday was 12.45 and the low was 12.07. Little Bock Produce Hens, heavy breeds per lb ...,8 to Ste Hens, Leghorn breeds per lb ....6 to 7c. Broilers per lb 13 to 18c Roosters per lb - 3 to 4c Eggs per doz 10 to 12c

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