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T h i a newspaper produced under divisions A-2 6t A-5 Oraphic Arts Code. Hope VOLUME 35—NUMBER 229 (AIM—Mrnim A«fiur1nlril I'm* flVI-jA)—-Monti* IVewiipnpcr Kntcrpr lur Ami'n Star HOPE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, JULY 10, 1934 to somewhat unsettled and continued warm Tuesday night , 1801)| Hope En»r Pr*«», 192T» <B»o»dated n* Hope Sfnr, Jnnnnrr 18, 1020. PRICE 6c C01P1! TEXTILE STRIKE OF 30.000 LJ^^xx ^~J TL Hitler Summons Son of Spain's Late -p,. n . A ~ r-^ "JAlabama Labor to JlfilSiiJi*If_ UdWw Will y*y> I Th.s frcture Aroused Censors pJBtfgg I OUISIANA'S "Kingfish" has set against the newspapers Li of that commonwealth a tax of 2 per cent of their annual business—the price for being outspoken against the tyranny of a demagogue who buys elections and goes into the streets by armed men. Fortunately the newspapers in Lou- -fflisiana arc not in danger. No politician, no military or civil authority in the United Slates has " lc ' mwcr to liccns-o, censor or sttp- press n newspaper—and special taxation singling out the newspapers alone has been construed by American nnd British courts to have but ono obvious purpose, to stifle editorial criticism. Colonel R. R. McCormick in his pamphlet "The Case for the Freedom of the Press," prepared for Chicago Tribune November IB, 1933, rccaljs this history: After licensing was abolished in England. . . .a device was conceived, not to pick out individual editors for discipline, but to suppress the whole institution of the press. That was done by excessive taxation which in England from 1G90 down to 1832 varied between 1 cent and 8 cents a copy on every newspaper sold. Obviously, the newspaper industry of England wilted. It did not revive until after the year 1838, when excessive taxation was fina])y abandoned. The press won its freedom in England as a powerful arm of the Common People in their struggle against the Crown and the Nobility—thus its title the Fuorth Estate. There had been the Crown, the Nobles, and the Commoners—to which was added the Press. XXX It is all the more shameful that this obvious attack against the fundamental American right to debate the public men and issues of the day should come from a Jeader who, nursed in Democracy, turns out to have the viper tongue of a Mussolini nnd the ruthless heart of a Hitler. .-' .. It is inconceivable, but this same Huey P. Long claims party kinship with Thomas Jefferson, who declared: Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press nnd that can not be limited without being lost. It is of no importance to argue that one or several Louisiana newspapers may have gone after Kingfish Long with political malice and personal spite. There arc in the newspaper fraternity just that proportion of unwise men to be found in any other profession—in the field of politics for instance. Yet we would not argue that because some of our political leaders are unwise it behooves us to trade off our precious republic for u monarchy or a dictatorship. To take that weak-kneed position is to deny we arc a stout-hearted men; it is to confess that we are a powerful Newspaper Tax Is ingfish" Makes to Critics "2 Cents PerTTie!" Snarls Long as Bill Becomes a Law FREEDOM OF PRESS Opposition Cracks Back at Long's Paper, American Progress BATON ROUGE, La.-(/p)-United Stales Senator Huey P. Long Monday carridc out a plan, first preached four years ago, to place spcdn luxation on daily newspapers in Louisiana, when he personally forced through to final passage in the House of Representatives administration bills placing levies of 2 per cent on gross receipts of advertising, 2 per cent on gross receipts of public utilities and 2 cents per $100 on future sales of the cotton exchange. ' {Senator Long acted as major-domo for his forces on the flocr an the bills, carrying estimated revenues of about 53,000,000 a year, went through in less than an hour, the house voting concurrence in senate amendments and sending them to the governor while the senator strode up and down the males, shouting: "Vote yes!" « A satisfied imilc was Senator Lonp'i> only reply to the shouted charges of his opposition that the newspaper tax was aimed at free speech and was shaped as reprisal against the Louisiana dailies that have bitterly criticized his five-year political distator- ship. "2 Cents Per Line" Monday night Senator Long flooded the state with handbills announcing that'hc had put over a bill to tax the newspapers "two cents per lie." The handbill, urging elimination of the ?l poll taxes, a requirement for voting said: "Tile lying newspapers arc continuing a vicious campaign against giving the people a free right to vote. We managed to take care of that clement here last week. A tax of two per cent on wha tncwspapcrs take in was placed upon them. That will help their | nation only in times that arc pros- Hitler Summons Reichstag; Will Justify Shooting Dictator to Tell German People Secrets Behind June 30th Revolt TROOPS DISARMED lying some. Up to this time they have never paid any license to do business like everybody else does. It is a system that these big Louisiana newspapers tell a lie every time they make a dollar. This tax should be called a tax on lying, two cents per lie." The newspaper lax bill was first written to apply only to about four of (he large state dailies. Sbnatpr Long amended it in senate committee to make it reach all dalics and weeklies having circulation of 20,000 a week. Concurrence in this amendment was voted by the house 5(i to H8. Anti-Administration Lender Bauer of St. Mary attacked the bill and the mncj>dmc»t.s us threatening free speech and "carrying a threat to the smaller newspapers of what is going t ohappcn to them if they don't be/ have," "How does it strike at freedom of .speech?" asked Aclministrationist Reed of Evungolino. "Because," Bauer replied, "the administration is tolling the bapers that if they don't get in line ,1hey will be clubbed out of existence." Cites Long's Publication. Representative Rupert Peyton of C'addo Parish, lalled attention to a paper ho said he got "every week from Meridian, Miss." "1 have often wondered why they went over to Mississippi to print a paper," ho asserted. "Now I know why. I read here a handbill saying the newspapers would be taxed two cents per lie. If we can get the American l-'rogress to move over to Louisiana we could get enough tax money to flood the Treasury!" lie exclaimed. The American Progress is Senator Long's political publication, published in Meridian, Miss. Hamitcr of C'addo opposed the bill "because it will eventually get down to the man in the street, effecting the price he pays for ;i pair of socvs." Isom Guillory of St. Landry. Long's floor leader, interrupted to ask: "Isn't at a fact that every tax eventually goes buck to the people?" "That's exactly what I've been preaching to this legislature for years," retorted Haunter. 'felt down. Isom!" Long called to his floor leader from across the chamber. Guilory sat down. Lung Busy As u Bee. During the debate, Long moved constantly from one desk to another, (Continued on page three) perous and pleasant—and in times of stress calling for faith and courage, we are nothing but slaves, to be herded hither and yon by every loud- shouting straw-boss. XXX I do not need to point out that the man on the American scene most devoid of humor today is Huey P. Long. He can dish it out—but ho can't take it. He has said everything in the dictionary against the newspapers, and the newspapers have printed it on themselves. But when ingenious editorial writers stick barbed steel under his skin this vainglorious European warloard yells for his troops. Long stands, in contrast with Jim Reed, the Missouri firebrand. AH the 20 years Jim Reed sat in the United States senate the Kansas City Star poured brimstone upon his head—but to the very end though bloody. Each senatorial souri the Kansas City Star would get out its biggest bass-drum and sound the call to arms—and after each elec- it was unbowed campaign in Mis- fCnntlnued on pace threal FLAPPER FANNY SAYS: Storm Troop Section Given Orders to Release Guns to State BERLIN, Germany—(/P)—The Reichstag Tuesday was ordered convoked next Friday for a speech by Chancellor Hitler on the events which made the June 30 executions necessary. Hitler, who since June 30th, the date of the climax marking the beginning of the "second revolution", has kept silent, once more will use the forum of the so-called national parliament to address the nation and the world. His speech is calculated to answer the innumerable questions German citizens and foreigners have been asking in explanation of the executions. The Reichstag has not met since January 30. when the chancellor gave an exhaustive account of his first year's stewardship. Part of Hitler's policy is to call the Reichstag together only on the most important occasions. To Stack Arms MUNICH, Germany — (fi>)— A secret order was issued Tuesday to all members of the Storm Troops section known as the S. A. Reserves No 1 to turn in their arms, which will be stored at depots. The political uncertainty here was thrown into sharp relief by the order. Whether Victor Lutze, new head of the organization, was responsible for the order, could not be ascertained, but it was presumed he was. The, weapons- were described as state property. British-French fact LONDON, Eig.—(/P)—Louis Barthou, French foreign minister, indicated Tuesday upon his departure for Paris that Britain will go to the aid of France in case the Franco-Belgium area is ever invaded by a foreign power. "We French and British are agreed on the European situation," Barthou said as he departed, indicating that the British had acceded to most of the points of the French proposal. He reiterated that no formal pact of any kind had been signed, but that the two nations had reached a "friendly understanding.". 5on of Spam's Late Dictator Seized in Raid Upon Pastiest MADRID, Spain.—(/i 5 )—Joe Antonio Primo do Rivera, son of the late Spanish dictator, was arrested Tuesday with about 200 Fascist followers in a raid on the Spanish Fascist headquarters. Among those apprehended and taken to headquarters for questioning were the Marquis Eliseda and the trans-Atlantic flior Captain Julio Ruiz cloAlda, both members of the Fascis directorate. Officials announced they seized quantity of literature, weapons ant explosives when they suddeny swooped down on the headquarters. Candidates Open in Bingen Tuesday At Sardis Thursday-Then Recess Until 24th at Rocky Mound The opening gun of the 1934 polilica campaign in Hcmpstcad county was to be fired Tuesday at Bingen where i more lha,n a score of district and county candidates were scheduled to speali to voters in the interest of their election. , Following the Bingen rally, the county stump tour swings to Sardis community on Thursday, July 12, when an all-day speaKjng with a public luncheon will be staged. The tour will be resumed with greater interest at Rocky Mound July 24. From then until the election practically every community center in the county will be visited by th< candidates. , Two speaking dates are schcdulec for Hope, the first the night of A'lg ust 3. The campaign will end here with another rally August 13, the day before the election. The speaking.-dates, are: Bingen, July 10; Sardis, July 12 Rocky Mound, July 24, Shover Spring. July 25. Patmos, July 26; Spring Hill, Julj 27; Guernsey, July 30; Fulton, July 31. Saratoga, August 1; Columbus, Aug- ust2; Ozan, August 3. Hope, August 3, (night); McCaskill August 6; Blevins, August 7; DeAnn August 8. Piney Grove, August 9; Washington, August 10; Hope, August 13. HEG. U S PAT OFF. Many a girl arrives ut her station in life on u good line. Death Approaches for Mark Shank Poison Slayer Silently Awaits Execution Date July 27 TUCKER STATE PRISON FARM, Ark. —(/]')—Mark H. Shank, Akron, (O.) attorney awaiting death by electrocution for a quadruple slaying, continues tn refuse all company and all efforts to consoje his last few days. Supt. A. G. Stodman said Monday that Shank, who is to die July 27 for the murder of Alvin Colley and his wife and two children, apathetically received a gospel party Sunday headed by the Rev. Rolf McPhcrson, son of Aimce S'cmplc McPhcrson, the woman evangelist. Shank remained on his bunk with his eyes closed when the party entered the death house, and he reluctantly sat up when asked by Stcdman if he would like to have prayers said for him. "All right," Shank said and then sat silently while prayers and songs were given. When McPherson and his party were leaving Shank declined to shake hands with them. Stodman said the Ohio attorney spends all the time on his cot, his C.VCK closed, and talks only when ncc- Tollgate Keeper Beatenby Thugs Dewey Stubbs Atacked at DeValls Bluff—6 Men Arrested DE VALLS BLUFF. Ark. —(£>)— Dewe.y Stubbs, toll bridge operator at the White river span here, was attacked and beaten by four youths who attempted to rob him early Tuesday morning. Stubb's condition was not considered serious. fix men were taken into custody as suspects. Their car bore a Tennessee license. The group left when another car approached the toll house. Gin Market Pact May Be Realized Further Negotiations Expected Despite AAA Abandonment LITTLE ROCK — W. D. Bradsher, chairman of the code committee of the Arkansas-Missouri Cotton Ginners association said Monday night at his homo in Paragould that dipatches from Washington to the effect that the AAA will abandon efforts to establish a marketing agreement for ginners were a surprise and he believes additional negotiations will be arranged. Mr. Bradsher, Henry M. Moore Jr., Texarkana lawyer and O. D. Hall of Cardwell, Mo., represented the gin- ners at a two-day hearing before representatives of the Agricultural Adjustment Administration. Declaring that the association had been insisting that the proposed agreement contain fixed maximum charges for ginning, with a state committee to recommend actual rates within the maximum, Mr. Bradsher said he conferred with AAA representatives in Washington by telephone Friday and that they did not indicate that efforts to work out an agreement would be abandoned. He said Dr. Lawrence Myers, economist for the AAA, who participated in the Little Rock hearing, said that nothing could be done until the transcripts of the Little Rock and Memphis hearings are completed and that he would notify Mr. Bradshei' what tch next step would be as soon as the thanscripts were received, rayuoi Alabama Labor to Walk Out; Slain on Pacific Southern- Strike Date to Be Set at Meeting Sunday A GENE RIAL STRIKE California and Oregon Labor May Follow Long- ' shoremen Out HUNTSVILLE, Ala. —(ff)~ The Times will say Tuesday that approximately 30,000 Alabama textile workers have voted to strike and that a, meeting will be held in Birmingham Sunday to decide the date for the walkout. , The paper quoted John Dean, personal representative of the president of the United Textile Workers of A» merica, as saying that the strike had already been voted, asking shorter hours, pay increases, and changes in working conditions. By the Associated Press Threats of further trouble appeared i Tuesday along the Pacific waterfront I as federal conciliators worked for a ' truce. ' A seventh victim was added to the list resulting from the maritime workers' strike when Steve S. Watson, special deputy, was shot to death in a Seattle street The Almeda county (California) Central Labor Council, with 32,000 members, called a general strike vote Monday night. The Portland council to draft a general strike plan. It remained for Norma Shearer of the personally blameless married life to complete n series of films which played so. fast and loose with marriage ns to raise a storm of protest. . . . Heer she is in "Riptide" with her husband, Herbert Marshall, behind her as she gazes at Robert Montgomery, her lover. ' wan, I tilB MOVIE? Malvern Boy Is Shot at Emmet Don Ward, 11, Accidentally Wounds Self With .22 Rifle Den Ward. 11-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. B F. Ward of Malvern. accidentally :,ot himself Monday afternoon while viisting in Emmett. The lad was unloading a .22 .:alibi'e rifle with the muzzle pressed against tlie hip when the gun fired. The hul- let ripped through his thigh, perforating the bladder, and emerging about half way down the leg. He was taken to Cora Donnel hospital at Preseolt where an operation was performed. He was recovering Tuesday. Flippant Scoffing at Marriage, Overdose of Divorce Plays Stir Filmgoers' Ire; Norma Shearer's Pictures Are Made Special Target This is the second nf Dan Thomas' six stories on the liouseclcanlng in Hollywood, launched as result of the crusade against movies that have passed the Imrdri line of decency, and the problems that face producers in the purging process. By DAN THOMAS NEA Service Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD.—Marriage that is put on and taken off like an old coat. Jivorco with no more serious aspect than the choice between cream or lemon. A whole series of pictures making ght of the basic institution of our-* ocial life has been one of the prin- ipal sources of objection in the cur- ent campaign to clean up the movies. And, strangely enough, the very ac- ress whose pictures have caused the trongcst reaction against the movie rcatinent of marriage is one wiiose own married life has been considered a refreshing model in this town, where multiple marriages are the rule rather than tlie exception. 'She is Norma Shearer, whose personal life is beyond reproach, and whose marriage to Producer Irving Thalbcrg is regarded as extraordinarily successful. Bui it was her most recent vehicle, "Riptide," that caused indignation over married life as portrayed in the movies to rise to a high j state emergency relief director Tues- pitch. Repetition Stirs Storm Although "Riptide" was objected to because of its own incidents—intimacy New CWA Program Hinted by Dyess Leo Robins Struck by Train, Escapes Hope Man's Car Demolished at Frisco-Mop Intersection A rkansas A d ministrator I Expects 40,000 to Be Employed Here LITTLE ROCK.—(7P)—Predicting the inauguration of a new civil works program which will employ 3 million men throughout the nation, W. R. Dyess, Leo Robins, well known Hope man, narrowly escaped serious injury or death Monday night when a northbound Missouri Pacific passenger train struck and demolished his automobile at the Frisco-Missouri Pacafic railroad crossing. Robins, returning home from Nashville, said ho drove upon the track without seeing the approaching train which hit the rear of his car, overturning it twice. He sustained scratches and cuts about the face and a severe bruise on the leg. After treatment at Josephine hospital he was allowed to return home. Mr. Robins was riding aione at the time of the accident. 2-StatePl'aH3ff to Be in 5 Games Opening Contest Here July i6 With Atlanta, Texas between Norma Shearer and Robert Montgomery, while she is married to Herbert Marshall—complaints registered against it probably owe something to the succession of divorce pictures Miss Shearer has made. These have presented Miss Shearer as a woman of loose moral fiber, among them being "The Trial of Mary Dugan," "The Divorcee," "Let Us B- J Gay," "Strangers May Kiss," "A Free Soul," "Private Lives," and ''Strange Interlude.' When along came "Riptide" with another similar role, indignation mounted to a new high. Her followers knowing Miss Shearer's fine qualities (Continued on Page Three) (lay urged the need of a comprehensive program which would furnish sound construction projects of public benefit. Dyess spoke before tlie first state planning progress conference, held under the auspices of the State Planning Board. His prediction, he emphasized, was purely his own opinion, but indicated he expected the program to care for 40,000 Arkansas workers—triple the number now on emergency relief work. Historic Mystery of Meyerlig Salved at Last! This is just one of the mailing interesting articles appearing in The American Weekly, the magazine distributed with next Sunday's Chicago Herald and Examiner, —adv. A five-game play-off series instead of three as originally announced will be played between Hope and Atlanta to decide the first half pennant race of the Two Slates League, it was announced following a conference of league officials Monday night ;;t Texarkana. All games originally scheduled for play from July 17 through 22 will be postponed to make room for the play-off contests. The pennant will go to the team making three out of the five games. , The play-off scries schedule: Monday. July 16, Hopt at Atlanta. Tuesday, July 17. Atlanta at Hope. Wednesday, July 18, Hope at Atlanta. Thursday, July 19. Atlanta at Hope. Friday. July 20, open play-off date. Goodyear vs. Southwestern at Texarkana. Sunday July 22. Hope vs. Atlanta at Tcxarkana. if fifth game is necessary. The Storks were playing Texarkana Tiremen Tuesday afternoon at Fail- Park. Tilman B, Parks Speaks Thursday . ' - . & Congressman at 'McCaskill 3 p. m.—at Blevins at 8 p.m. Tilman B. Parks, candidate for reelection as congressman from the seventh district, wil speak at McCaskill Thursday afternoon, July 12, at 3 o'clock instead of that night as was erroneously reported in an advertisement appearing in Monday's Hope Star. Mr. Parks will speak at Blevins Thursday night, July 12, at 8 o'clock. Friday afternoon at 3 he will speak at Columbus. An engagement scheduled for Friday night at Spring Hill has been temporarily postponed, due to the revival meeting underwsy ther. Mr. Parks announced that he woulc- speak to Spring HiU voters at a later date. French Minister Justice on Trial Rene Renoult Accused of Graft in Stavisky Scandal Guernsey Pic Supper Guernsey community will hold a pie supper Thursday night for the benefit of the baseball club, the public being invited. PARIS, France —(/P)— Scandal struck at two former high government ministers Monday with the opening of of criminal action against Rene Renoult .former minister of justice, and tlie beginning of possible action against Albert Dalimier, former minih- ter of the colonies. The proceruer of the republic, highest prosecuting official in France, ordered opening of the examination of Renault on a charge of selling his influence. Evidence has been presented to the Chamber of Deputies committee in- vehtigating the Stavisky scandal that Renault accepted 50,000 francs as a retainer to intervene on behalf of the late Serge Stavisky. Judge Ordonneau, who conducted most of the investigations in the collapse cf Stavisky's Bayonne municipal pawn shop, was directed to determine whether the charges warrant holding the former minister for trial. The article under which the investigation is being made calls for loss of civic rights and a fine double the amount accepted if found guilty. The Chamber of Deputies Committee also ordered that evidence with regard to Dalimier be sent to the minister of justice for action. Markets New York October cotton took another spurt Tuesday, climbing up 24 points above the previous close or 51.20 per bale to close at 12.63. On the basis of bullish government reports cotton lias jumped approximately 53.00 per bale within the last two days. Little Rock Produce Hens, heavy breeds per Ib _..8 to 9e Hens, Leghorn breeds per Ib ....6 to 7c Broilers per Ib 13 to 18c Roosters per Ib 3 to 4c Eggs per doz - 10 to 12c

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