Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on July 11, 1934 · Page 1
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Thfa newspaper produced under dl- v I si oli.i A-2 & A-S Ornphlc Arts Code. Hope Star ,'f- < * >, J ..- t ' ?,* '/„,,; Artamsas Partly cloudyl Wednesday night; Thnwday I cloudy, becoming unsettled In j north portion. sr;i ** VOLUME 35—NUMBER 230 <AP)—Mrnnii Amiortnted Prtvi (1NF.A)—Mrnnn Nrtmpnper I'.nlrrpr IKC AiVn HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 1934 AUSTRIA WILL " ".L" 0 "* *o«"»«l*a 18»»t Hope Call? Prend, 192T. «i»ioll<ln(Pd n» Hope gjnr, Jnnanrr 18, PRICE 6c COF1K Here and There -Editorial By ALEX. II. WASIIBURN- ft # ^r ft A DDRESSING the peace officers of the state Governor f\ Futrcll repeats his proposal for an Arkansas state police system similar to Texas' famous rangers. Defend Nations of Future, Says Tesla Discoverer of Alternating Current Makes Peace Prophesy TO BUILD~A "WALL" Force Rays Would Blanket Sky, Guarding Against Air Attack NEW YORK.— (/!>) --Nikola Tesla, the inventor, celebrating his 7Slh birthday anniversary, declared Tuesday he his discovered force rnys which can be set like a wall m-turnd a nation's borders to render it impencr- able to military nttnck. He said he plans to place his invention at the disposal of the Geneva conferenc" in the interests of peace. The new rays, ho said, would be made of particles, probably dust of some sort, microscopically fine, driven electrically and projected in the form of vast curtains miles high and 100 miles each in length. The particles would travel with the unheard of velocities of 50,000,000 volts. A Curtain of Death Their effect would be so devastating, he claimed, that 10,00 Oairplanes flying into one of these curtains, would be destroyed to the Inst ma- chino. He dre w npicturu of force projecting giants set up every 200 'lhiles''jfiorig 1 '"'frie**border. "Kac~h would shoot rays 100 miles on either side. The dust beams would travel in straight lines. Tesla gave no details of tho nature of his apparatus and only the most general description of its powers. He said the force rays involve advances scarcely conceived by scientists in general. Four inventions were claimed as the source of the protective rays. First was a napparatus for projecting rays and other forms of matter in free- air. Second—one producing the tremendous electrical energies needed for such an apparatus. Third—a new method of amplifying these electrical energies. Fourth—a new way of producing electrical repulsion, which he f aid is a part o fthc defense ray mechanism. He did not predict the rizo of ray plant needed, but intimated that the bulk would not be excessive, for, he said, .such an apparatus could bo installed on a battleship, or perhaps even on a submarine. peace in thinly-settled Still in Infancy Particles rays now known to science are composed of fragments of ,-ilonis. They travel mostly inside of vacuum tubes. They have also been projected out into (lie air, but (here they travel only a few inches. The air completely disintegrates and absorbs (hem after this short flight. Thoso present known particle rays moreover have no "sUippiniK power." They may cause burns, or some disintegration of objects which they strike, but they would not move even a pin. Cheaper Ginning Cost Is Prospect AAA Formally Drops Proposed Ginners' Market Agreement WASHINGTON —(/]>)- Prospect of a material reduction to the fanner in the cost of ginning cotton was seen Tuesday by the Farm Administration, as it dropped formally a proposed gin- enrs' marketing agreement. £o long as the agreement has been a live factor, it was explained, ginning prices stiffened. Now, however, administration officials said, there was every reason to believ that tho "wide open" competitive situation created, would result in a big saving to the producer. The projected marketing agreement brough forward by the gin tiers, was discarded, the AAA said, because the industry declined to accept it unless it carried rate-fixing provisions. This insistence was guaranteed prices for ginning was manifested, if was added. in a dozen hearings throughout the cotton belt, completed only recently. Cully A. Cobb, chief of the administration's Cotton Section, announced the death of the agreement in thcsu words: "The administration finds itself unable to sanction and enforce fixed rates for ginning services, and as the industry felt this wus a primary re(Continued on page three) '•) The idea is sound. While the Texas Rangers are the best known state police in this part of the country, two large Eastern states adopted the constabulary system years ago. State constabulary were set up slm- ullacnously in Pennsylvania and New York state. In Pennsylvania there had been serious rioting during the last anthracite coal strike shortly after the year 1900, and in a mountainous country the controlling of law and order was loo great a tax upon small bodies of untrained local police. As a result the state of Pennsylvania set up a constabulary recruited from former U J>. cavalry officers—and this urotip today, substituting motorcycles and cars for horses, is charged with keeping th sections. In New York state the constabulary is popularly supposed to have been fostered by the late Theodore Roosevelt, coming into being with the disbanding of his famous- Rough Riders. The value of any state police, of course, lies in the fact that, being strangers, they have a better chance to walk into an affected community and establish law and order than duly- elected local officials, confronted by a feud among the very people who elected them. In the case of Marshall, Ark., our current disgrace, a state police would arrest men right and left without regard to election promises or family tics—breaking up the feud before it wus well started. XXX But this fact must be reckoned with: If a state police system is set up it must diminish to a certain extent the power'and revenue of every local sheriff. • v What I mean is: Arkansas sheriffs would have-to.-.ha., prepared to lighten their own personnel and depend to a greater extent upon emergency aid from the state police, In order to allow Hinds for the support of the central organization. As far as solving the crime problem is concerned, there is little doubt but that a state police system would go a long way. The state can afford to dispatch several men on a secret investigation covering many months, and get definite results; while county governments can hardly afford to do that. We saw Frank Hamer, formerly of the Texas Rangers, so dispatched to "get" Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker—and in the true Ranger tradition he didn't do anything but just that. XXX It's about 98 degrees in the shade— and no shade—as I write this, with one eye cocked on a postcard from a big oil company. "Many families," says the postcard, "are being cheated out of the pleasure of motor vacation trips because they think (they cannot afford to make them. "As a matter of fact vacational motor trips are about the least expensive kind of vacation . .Trip expenses for May and June received from drivers of 08 cars carrying 280 persons a total of 202,247 miles in all 48 states, Canada and Mexico, were only ?8,478.87, or 4.2 per mile for an average load of about three adults per car." Just a bunch of statistics, but the kind of statistics people find thcmsclvc thinking about when the mercury is l)!i in the shade, and no shade. ft ft ft ft Cotton Crosses 13 Cents to New High « 1 __ _ C-JF —_ iiii • T "" ......i.—..— ••........ Total Advance in Bull Movement Is Over $3Per Bale New York March Hits 13.04 for New High on That Option FAVORED BY WHEAT Bullish Weather and Wheat Shortage Affect Southern Staple NEW YORK.—(/P)—The cotton market again was active Wednesday as prices advanced sharply nearly 51.2!i per bale, bringing the advance for the last few days to more than $3. Marc)) touched 13.04 for a now seasonal high on that option. j The advance is attributed to bullish i weather, the crop summary, and a | sharp upturn in wheat. I Bulletins WASHINGTON.- (fp) —The Reconstruction Finance Corporation announced Wednesday it had authorized a loan for the Southwest Arkansas Drainage district, Lake Village, for $802,500 for refinancing. LOS ANGELES, Calif.- (/P) — Lupc Vclcz, Mexican pepper-pot of the films, filed .suit Wednesday for, divorce, charging her husband Johnny Wclsrmiller, screen actor and Olympic champion swimmer, with cruelty. WASHINGTON.— (/P) —National gasoline production of 36,270,000 barrels for the month of August was approved Wednesday by Secretary Ickes. This allotment was a decrease of 930,000 barrels from July. Touches 13 Cents NEW ORLEANS —(/P)— The hope that 15-cent cotton would once more enrich Souhern farmers grew apace Tuesday as the market continued to climb under the influence of yesterday's bullish acreage report. Future prices soared almost ?2 a bale Monday and added another dollar Tuesday, bringing the price near the 13- cent level. Spot cotton showed a corresponding rise of more than ?3, with middling at 12.60 per pound. Buying on the exchange was brisker than in many weeks Tuesday and in the late trading October options went as high as 12.60 aivl December to 12.75 Of\22 to 23 points up from Monday's close. Roosevelt Enters the Panama Canal Gatun Locks Crowded as S. S. Houston Steams Into Channel Propose State Buy in Its Own Bonds CHRISTOBAL, Panama-(/P)-Pres- I ident Roosevelt's cruiser Houston dropped anchor in the harbar here Wednesday and recived aboard Secretary George H. Dern of the Department of War preparatory to an inspection trip through the Panama Canal. The president was on deck early It witness the trip through the canal connecting two oceans, the first president ever to make the trip while in office. The Gatun locks were crowded with spectators, and) police and soldiers guarded all approaches. Airship Los Angeles Is Finally Condemned _WASHINGTON.-(XI')-The dirigible nil-ship Los Angeles was condemned Wednesday as unsafe for further, flight and ordered used only for ex- j pi'i-iincnla! purposes around the hang- ' ar, Secretary Swanson of the Depart- ' ment of the Navy said. St. Louis Group Suggests Economical Purchase of Old Obligations LITTLE ROCK — Representatives of ers Committee of St. Louis proposed crs Committee of St. Louis, propescd to the state Refunding Board at a conference at the governor's office Tues- j day that the board use money now on hand in excess of interest requirements to buy road district refunding bonds at the lowest offer submitted, although the refunding bonds have not been issued. Kclton E. White, B. H. Charles and W. K. Bliss of St. Louis submitted a p'an under which the board would ask for tender of refunding bonds, immediately to be bought by the state at market value. Tho suggestion was referred to Walter L. Pope, special assistant attorney general, who will advise the board whether it can accept tenders to turn in road district refunding bonds before the exchange has been completed. The proposal contemplates that the board would offer to buy only refunding bonds that would be issued within a few weeks in exchiince for old road district bonds already turned in or pliccd in custody of an agent to be turned to the Refunding Board. The board has set aside money in the treasury to meet all 1934 interest requirements on highway, toll bridge and road district refunding bonds and it has been ascertained that several hundred thousand dollars will he a- vailahle in the several refunding bond demption accounts with which to reare refunding bonds before maturity. FLAPPER FANNY SAYS- HEC.U S P>T. OFF. "Knee Action" Saves Life, Dealer Declares Beautif ication of Capitol Is Begun FERA Project Launched to Landscape Little Rock Property LITTLE ROCK - Work began Tuesday on the state capitol grounds project of the FERA, under th c direction of Glenn Douglas, supervisor of work projects for Pulaski county and by next week 200 men will be regularly employed. This is one of the largest work projects yet initiated in the county and j as frequently happens in a train-car Union Thrown Out by Republic Steel Fight Threatened Upon Alleged Radicals Among Union Leaders WARREN, Ohio—(/P)—The steel industry's third largest corporation— Republic—disclosed Tuesday it had thrown out its last contracts with unions affiliated with the American Federation of Labor. The corporation said its Warren district contracts with the Amalgamated Association of Iron. Steel & Tin Workers ha doxpired June 30, and would not be renewed because of the presence in that organization of a "radical element." Almost simultaneously rumblings of new steel troubles on a national scale emanated from a meeting in Pittsburgh of the amalgamated and independent operators to discuss wages. Heightening the uncertainty, unnamed steel company officials at the Pittsburgh meeting said they understood "other companies may follow" the lea dtakon by Republic. Meanwhile at Portsmouth, Ohio, the president's new "Steel Board received its first case since it began functioning. The board and the Amalgamated won at least a delay in a threatened strike of 5,000 employes of the Portsmouth works, Wheeling Steel Corporation, over the discharge of a union official for fighting with a fellow worker. Republic's announcement followed by less than two months a speech by Tom M. Girdler, its chairman, who declared: "Before I spend the rest of my life dealing with John L. Lewis, president of the United Mine Workers, I'm going to raise apples and potatoes. We lire not going to deal with the Amalgamated or any other professional union even if we have to shut down." Helen S. Eaton in 4th Escape From Arkansas Prison Slayer of 2 Men Shears She'll Never Be Captured Alive PRETENDS ILLNESS She Takes Watchman's Gun and Heads for White River Country LI7'LE ROCK -(/P)- "I'll never be taken alive," Helen Spcnce Eaton, convicted slayer of two men, warned prison offiicals in a note found in her locker at the State Farm for Women Wednesday as bloodhounds searched ior her. She escaped late Tuesday from a strawberry patch when she feigned "illness and asked to go to the dormi- i'.ory for medicine. It was the fourth escape for Henel, but the first time that she was apparently determined to get away. She stole a watchman's pistol from his room as she left, apparently heading for the White river country or her home at DeWitt. She Makes Escape LITTLE ROCK—Helen Spencc Eaton, 22, two-time murderer from Arkansas county, serving a 10-year term, escaped between 2 and 3 p. m. Tuesday from the State Farm for Women near Jacksonville. It was her fourth /escape since-she began her sentence July 3, 1933. At work in a strawberry patch with other prisoners, the young woman complained to a matron that she was ill. She asked for permission to go to the hospital room for medicine. Instead ,she walked around the 'building and disappeared. She stopped in the nightwatchman's room and took a .45 caliber revolver. Mrs. V. O. Brockman, farm superintendent, said Helen had caused her no trouble for several months. Helen first broke into the limelight several years ago when she arose in the courtroom at DeWitt to shoot down Jack Worls, who was on trial for the murder of her father, Cicero Spence. She was released on bond and after much delay, was sentenced to two years on the farm. She escaped before being paroled June 10, 1933. Coming to Little Rock, where she obtained employment in a cafe, she worked less than a week when, on July 3, 1933, she walked into police headquarters and told Maj. J. A. Pitcock, head of the Detective Bureau, of having killed Jim Bohots, a cafe operator at DeWitt while she was on oond awaiting trial for the Worls slay- ng. She had been arrested for the Bohots slaying, but denied that she was guilty and was released. Collections Cost for State Is 2,6% Lowest Percentage in History, Says Commissioner Wiseman that's'•Wrong ^ MOVIES? LITTLE ROCK. — (/P) — The State Revenue Department collected all special taxes during the fiscal year ending June 30 at a saving of $207,400, Commissioner Earl Wiseman reported to Governor Futrell Wednesday. The percentage of collection cost was placed at 2.6 per cent, which Wiseman said was the lowest in the history of the department. "Knee-action" wheels, in the opinion of K. P. Young, Hope's Chevrolet dealer, saved the life of Leo Robins when his sedan was struck by a train at the Frisco-Missouri Pacific intersection here Monday night. Although whirled around by the terriffic impact, and badly damaged, the sedan did not turn over and roll, Many a girl is put out just standing at the home plate. the inception of active work concludes several months of co-operative plan, ning by the FERA, the Capitol Arts Commission, and L. A. Henry, landscape engineer for the state highway department. Completed blue prints call for the elimination of septic tanks now serving the engineering building and Highway Department garage, construction of driveways and parking spaces, paving of open drainage ditches with stone, and landscaping the grounds by terracing and planting. cnlision, Mr. Young said following ar> examination of the damaged machine. Mr. Young said the resilient knee-action springs permitted the front, end to bounce clear over the rails as the car swapped ends, averting an upset. Services at St. Murk's Church The Rev. C. C. Burke of Marianna will preach Thursday night at 8 p .'flat St. Mark's Episcopal church and celebrate Holy Communion at 7 o. in. Friday Scenic Stops Are Tourists^ Delight Must Be Provided in Highway Development, Says J. R. Rhyne LITTLE ROCK —(A 3 )— Highway development should not only make roads safe but it is becoming necessary also to provide suitable places along them where scenery can be viewed, James R. 'Rhyne, state; highway director, told the State Planning Earl Carroll, as would have been expected from his stage career, eclipsed all former records for screen undress in his "Murder at the Vanities." . . . Two of his chorines from that show are shown above. Nudity and Vile Dialog Crawl Into Films, Increase in 'Daring,' Until Aroused Cinema Fans Rise to Stamp Out Menace This is the. third of Dan Thomas' series of six stories on. the housecleaninn of flollywood, precipitated by the vigorous crusade against films tJiat have passed the borderline of decency, and the new problems which producers face as the result of the reform campaign. By DAN THOMAS NEA Service Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD.—Many of the pictures on the theme of unsanctioned love and multiple matrimony might well be justified on the ground that these are real problems of life, and that the movies as a vital art must deal with them. But it is harder to find a defenses for the class of picture which offers nothing but a parade of semi-nudity, or a stream of off-color wisecracks. And the increase in the dirt-for-dirt's- sake type of movie of late was one of the reasons for the avalanche of public disapproval which fell on the movies recently. Mae West's excursion into the movie ring from Broadway offers a pretty good example of the progression. Fain- t'or her New York characterization of "Diamond Lil," Mae West came to the Movies. The result was "The Done Him Wrong," a picture which, though Dolfuss Shakes Up 1 Cabinet Before He Starts Campaign Possession of Explosives ''*' Will Mean Sentence of Death A GERMAN CRISIS Berlin Asks European Conference on Lithu- . anian Situation VIENNA, Austria —(£>)— EngleBert Dolfuss, Austria's fighting little chan- < ccllor, announced a hugh drive against the Nazis Wednesday after concenira-" ting in his own hands;all the mill- \ tary and police power of the nation. , The death penalty will be dealt out ' for the mere possession of explosives, DoKuhs announced, in an effort to , stop the widespread bombing out- 1 * rages. In the cabinet shakeup the chancellor presented the resignation of the whole group to President Miklas, and then submitted a new list, Dolfuss appeared determined to stamp out the whole Nazi movement' in Austria. In the new cabinet list he retains the chancellory, also the ministry of foreign affairs, defense and agriculture, "i New German Trouble , \t BERLIN, Germany — (£>)— Foreign-, 1 '!. Minister Konstantiri von Neurath Wednesday recived the ambassadors from Japan, Italy, England and France to impress upon them the necessity for intervention in the Memel terri- ,, tory of'Luthuatania. by the Signatory *'• powers of the -Versailles treaty. < C} Von Neurath declared condition^ hi * ,sj the Memel territory were untenable, > The situation has become increasingly difficult because of recent Lithuan- : ian and German differences, " Gray Carrigan, Is Dead at Ozan Funeral Service for Hempstead Citizen Wednesday Afternoon Gray Carrigan, 51, died at Ozan late Tuesday, a widely known Hempstead county citizen. He is survived by his widow, Mr*. Johnnie Carrigan, and one brother, Bob Carrigan of Ozan. ., Funeral services are to bo held from the home at 4:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. v "We must forget the old idea of speeding tourists to their destination and make roadsides attractive so they will stop," Rhyne said Not That One Following publication of the municipal court docket Monday, Harry Abram, of Okay, telephoned The Star and said, "it wasn't I who was fined in court for drunkenness." Apparently there are Abrains in the county. two Harry low in tone, was so well done and contained such excellent characterization that it not only drew few objections Mil created a sort of vogue. More and More "Liberty" But what followed? "I'm No Angel" was a picture of far less artistic merit, and one designed to "cash in" an the Mae West vogue. It was rougher, cruder and with far less real merit. Then came the announcement of "It Ain't No Sin" not yet released, but with prospect of even greater liberties. The very title created considerable antagonism. The double-meaning dialog r.nd gutter phrases of "I'm No Angel" seemed due for another airing, with a prospect for being even franker and more unrestrained. Earl Carroll Adds Fuel The anvil chorus began to sound, and when the wave of indignation Shakeup Follows 4 Straight Losses C. Riley Becomes Stork Captain—J. N. Hobbs Secretary-Treasurer (Continued gn Page Three) A shakeup in the Hope baseball team was perfected here Tuesday night following the Storks disastrous start in the second-half pennant race of the Two States League. At a meeting of players, the team was re-organized in an effort to strengthen it and put the club on a paying basis. Lloyd Coop was retained as manager, but probably will not be as active on the field as a player-manager. C. Riley, hard-hititng second baseman was selected as field captain. J. N. Hobbs was named as secretary- treasurer of the team. The Storks dropped their fourth straight game here Tuesday afternoon in a ragged exhibition in which the Texavkar Tiremen run themselves dizzy to '-ang up a 15 to 7 decision over th', . •, als. The Storks, with a patched line-up, made nine boners. The visitors were nearly as bad. making seven errors. The Storks were unable to hit, get- (Contlnued on page three) j Johnson Favors a Blue Eagle Board Would Put an End to One- Man Status of Recovery Program WASHINGTON.-(/P)-Ah end to one-man bossdom of industry under the Blue Eagle in favor of a commission control which may mean his own retirement was foreseen Tuesday by NRA's chief, Hugh S, Johnson. "I have definitely recommended to the president that NRA is not a one- man job when it passes into,the field o fadministration," Johnson told reporters. "I think that as we move into the period of administration instead of the pioneering work of setting up codes, we need more balance in carrying out NRA. I do not think there would be any change in its underlying principle. "As far as my recommendations are concerned, whatever is done the government must maintai na hand, a veto power. There will be no organization I'll recommend that doesn't include that principle." The board or comfission would be nonparlisan and Johnson thinks might best be composed of people experienced in the diverse codes, as son as we get the basiic code out (for small industries) and a few other things done," he said. "That could be done in the next month or two." Markets New Yoik October cotton touched the 13-ccnt level Wednesday and then dropped back to close at 12.98 for a gain of 35 points or $1.75 per bale. The market opened four points above the previous close, climbed steadily on the basis of a bullish crop summary and a sharp rise in the grain market. Wednesday's gain brought the cotton price advance to nearly $4 within the past three days. Little Rock Produce Hens, heavy breeds per Ib ....8 to 9c 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 l!!c

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