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This produced under divisions A-2 & A-5 Graphic Arid Code, Hope Star f WKA'tHEM Arkansas—Generally fair to partly cloudy and continued warm frlday night and Saturday. VOLUME 35—NUMBER 232 (AI*)—Mrnnn Afmnclntrd Prr«« <.VIOA >—Mfnn* !Vcir*pnprr Mntorpr !««• An»'t» HOPE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, JULY 13, 1934 "«r of Hop* founded 1809| Hope E«lljr PreM, jri»o»dn<*d n« Hope mnr, Jnnnnfy jg, 1M9. PRICE 5c COPTj STEDMAN QUITS PRISON JOB Here and There -Editorial By ALEX. H. WASHBURN- r O proposed constitutional amendments adopted by the legislature and referred to the people are being published in Hope Star over a period of six months at a total cost to the taxpayers of $140—unless the legislature digs up additional money to pay the full legal rate, which is $196. Three other measures arc running in a small weekly paper, at what we presume is a corresponding cost—and the taxpayers stand the whole bill, not only in Hempstcad, but for the publication of all these bills in every one of the 75 counties of Arkansas. Our renders know the frank policy , — "'this newspaper pursues toward legal publications which are to be paid for by (fixation. The sole purpose of such publications should bo to make sure that as ninny citizens as possible sec find rend the actual text of the proposed new laws. If that purpose were honestly followed the legal publications would be placed with those newspapers which clearly had the largest circulation in their respective territories. If the purpose of buying advertising spnce in the newspapers with tax money is the same purpose thnt the merchant has in mind when he buys display space for clothing and groceries, then the state would exercise due care that for a stipulated sum of money it receive the largest possible circulation. But that is not the purpose of "legal publications"—and everyone knows that instead of spending the taxpayers' money as carefuly as the merchants spend their advertising money, office-holders spread these "legal publications" around among as many AAA May Strive to Fix Hours and Wages on Farms Survey to Determine Whether NRA Principle Will Apply to Land T R OUBLEfjFORESE E N Danger That Labor Effort Would Nullify Farm Price Gains WASHINGTON —(fP)— A joint study that the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Labor arc to make of the farm labor situation probably will determine whether the farm agency will attempt to do /or the farm hand what NRA is striving to do fo rthe city worker. Unless the study is made, it was indicated Thursday the Farm Admin- tration will hold in abeyance efforts to deal with farm labor. Under the sugar bill the Farm Administration was given authority to tell sugar growers \yho signed con- tarcts of benefit payments the max- ••'-rmurri battrsfffchey-might work- their hired men and the minimum wages ! they would be paid .The AAA also had the power to direct abolishment of child labor in the beet and cane fields, Officicls announced recently that one of the requirements for eligibility to receive payment will be that the grower deal fairly with labor. It was added that teh contracts with the growers would provide that the rate of payment to labor be fair and equitable. Officals said that the sugar bill was passed so late that attempts to prevent an increase in sugar acreage might fail if any rigid wage and hour provisions were insisted upon. Next year, the yaddcd, the labor matter wil be dealt svith in more direct language. A Controversial Problem Quite a few of the farm leaders feel, however, that the farm labor question contains all sorts of political and economic dynamite. In their opinion, any attempt to regulate the working con- dltios of hired hands on farms might nullify the attempt to raise farm prices They believe landlord would resent any such attempt at regulation. The Farm Administration has collided with other phases of the labor situation, notably in the cotton acreage reduction program. An attempt was made there to prevent tenants from being forced off farms through the acreage slash and see that they receive their full share of benefit payments under the program. 000 Protests Investigated The attempt was only partly suc- " cessful and a Board of Review was set up to handle comp)"'i lls - '^' le hoard will issue H report soon that will say i that the cancellation of only 17 con- England Speaks for European Peace • u '• ' French Position Is Upheld in Speech by Sir John Simon Premier Mussolini in Accord, Says British Foreign Secretary HINGES ON LOCARNO No Particular Alliance, But an ".Understanding" Is Reached Bulletins BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. —(/P)— Found in a cotton field early Friday morning with his throat fished and his skull fractured, C. A. Martin, 17, Is In a critical condition at a local hospital. Officers starched for th<> youth's taxi and two men who hired him to drive them Thursday night. Trade-Out Urged to Complete No. 4 LONDON, Eng. —(/P) nin has reinforced the pact of Locarno liancebut had not entered and "select alliance" with any coutry, Sir John Simon, foerign secretary, declared Friday before the House of Commons. - Great Brit- i WashbuiTi T e 11 s Rotary No. 4 Should Be Finished, and No. 24 Improved newspapers as possible. XXX H is not our purpose to criticize office-holders, past or present, for an abuse which is deeply rooted in American history. , But we do think it is time the Uix- payers rose in revolt against a petty graft which, .under the guise of "fur- niBhlnR^nfjOtrnaltlpn to the public," becomes actually an outright subsidy of money from the state to the newspapers. . The Star is put in the position of accepting money for legal advertising from the State of Arkansas simply because if we don't take it some other paper will. That is the law. But it isn't right— and the law should be abolished. There is nothing in the way of new laws or proposed amendments which the state should have to pay the newspapers to publish. It is the duty of the newspapers to publish the facts about government — and as a matter of sound management all good newspapers will accomplish these publications whether paid for them or not. XXX I know that I will get some brickbats from some fellow publishers for taking this position — but I have consistently opposed the organized newspapers of the state in their attempt to shake down state and local government for subsidies of the rankest sort. The origin of these act and amendment publications is simply this: In pioneer days every frontier settlement knew that it had to have some sort of newspaper, to present the news of the day and to offer whatever editorial suggestions the proprietor was capable of. But in these days the commercial life of the community was thin and imorgani/.ed. Thero was little or no commercial advertising. And subscrip- I (ions arc sold at a loss the world over. ' It was logical, therefore, that state j and local government should help out ! by arranging for the paid publication | of England's position in continental affairs Sir Joh said the recent Anglo- French conversations had resulted in a greater feeling of peace and security in Europe and will greatly improve conditions on the continent if the powers affected fully enter the proposed Eastern regional agreement. He added that Premier Mussolini agrees with Great Britain as to the i necessity of the Eastern pact—Eastern ; Locarno as it has been called— and | fully approvces of it. Sir John supported the statement of Louis Barthou, French foreign minister, when the latter left London— that Britain and France arc cooperating in trying to effect a permanent place in Europe, Nashville to Hold a Peach Festival American Legion to Sponsor Celebration There August 2-4 NASHVILLE, Ark.—A peach festival will be held in Nashville August 2 to 4, under the auspices of the local post of the American Legion, it was announced here Thursday. Fcaturnig the three clay program besides the exhibition of peaches grown in this section, one of the largest peach growing sections in Arkansas, wil be the pageant of coronation ceremonies. On the first day of the cslebra- tion, there wil be a big parade in (Continued nn P:I«P Thrnol The proposal advanced by Prescott roups for the black-topping of highway No. 4 through northern Hempstead county, while No. 4 through southern Nevada county would be completed as a gravel road, should bo met by a counter-proposal lion from Hope, A. H. Washburn told the Rotary club Friday noon at Hotel Barlow. The Star's publisher said it was entirely unlikely that the State Highway Commission would consent to any black-top construction while there arc still ungraded and unsurfaced links in the gravel roads of the state. He said Hope and Frescott should get together on a workable compro-. ise—and suggested the completion of the 11-mile link in No. 4 from Rosston to Uie Ouachita-Nevada county line, and the rebuilding of No. 24, which runs on a narrow dump oyer improvised bridges between Blevins and McCaskilL '""'.. ' "'-'' It would cost thousands of dqllars to reconstruct No. 24 as a full-fledged secondary highway, he said; but No. 4 was built originally with the expectation of carrying through traffic. Hempstead and Ouachita counties have seen their ends of the state construction on No. 4 completed, and some way of appeasing Prescott must be found in order to get the road finished across eastern Nevada county, he said. The speaker pointed out that while No. 4 takes part of Nevada's state highway allotment, without helping the City of Prescott, the situation is almost identical with that of No. 24, which the City of Hope helped put through for northern Hempstead county, and Prescott and Nashville, despite the fact that the road does not touch this city and in fact helps com(Continued on Pane Three) 4 Are Executed in American Prisons on Murder Charges One Dies in Sing Sing : Thursday Night—Three Others Friday TWO IN GAS CHAMBER Nevada and Arizona Use .; Lethal Chamber in • Place of Chair- By the Associated Press Three men forfeited their lives to society Friday in expiation of murder. A fourth, Frank Canora, died Thursday night in the electric chair at Sing Sing for the torch slaying of his wife. Peyton Brown, 22, was electrocuted in South Carolina state penitentiary for killing his wife, Caroline, last January. , For slaying Maxine Armstrong, Las Vegas dance hall girl, Joseph Behiter, 36, was put to death in the lethal gas chamber at Nevada state prison. Lethal gas also was employed to exact the debt owed society by George J. Shaughnessy, 19, at the state prison at Florence, Ariz., upon conviction for killing a man during a holdup. Allege Wife Saw Second Wedding igamy - Ghasge May Be -Filed Against Little Rock Barber HOT SPRINGS.—Prosecuting Attorney Houston Emory said Thursday it an investigation he is making will establish proof of the charge of bigamy against F. W. Schultz, Little Rock barber, he will have a warrant on that charge issued for Schultz, who is alleged to have married Eva Whitaker, 16, also of Little Rock, here while Mrs. Schultz witnessed the wedding. The Whitaker girl says that Schultz at the time used the name of Fred Scott, and that they were married September 18, 1933. Records at the office of County Clerk James C. Williams, reveal that a license was issued to Fred Scott and Eva Whitaker here on that dae and that they were mar- (Continuerl on Pace Three) Germany Protests Johnson's Crack at Censorship of Press His Reference to Bloody Second Revolution Stirs Embassy—"I Meant Every Word/' Replies Johnson WASHINGTON.—^)—Replying to an official German protest against the anti-Hitler utterances at Waterloo, Iowa, of Hugh S. Johnson the Department of State said Friday it was "to be regretted" that the position occupied by the recovery administrator made it possible for his remarks as an individual to be "misconstrued as official.' The Department made the statement in explaining the visit, of Dr. Rudolph Leitner of the German embassy to protest Johnson's speech. "I Meant It," Johnson WATERLOO, Iowa—(/P)—"I meant everything I said," Hugh S. Johnson declared Friday when shown dispatches that the German embassy had protested his speech here Thursday night. Johnson said in Thursday's speech that recent events in Germany had shown him "more clearly" why newspaper publishers have insisted on writing into their code "a clause saving their constitutional rights." There is no reason for their fears, he added. "A few days ago, in Germany," he said, "events occurred which shocked the world. I don't know how they may have affected you, but they made me sick. The idea that adult, respon- sible men can be taken from their homes—stood up against a wall—backs to the rifles—and shot to death—is beyond expression." Sees Press' Point "For a long while I thought sincerely that the newspaper insistence on writing into their code a clause saving their constitutional rights was pure surplusage. . "As a lawyer, I am very sure that constitutional rights guaranteed for the benefit of the public cannot be signed away. But now I see more clearly why these gentlemen were apprehensive. "Knowing the situation backward and forward—I says that there is no reason for their fears. "No power exists in this administration that has not been freely granted by the Congress and the cool, thoughtful man in the White House seeks nothing more." 2,500 More Join California Strike Cab Drivers and,' (Chauffeurs Walk Out—Food Shortage Threatens SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -(fP)~ San Francisco's 2,500 cab union drivers and chauffeurs voted early Friday to strike. Meanwhile a threatened food shortage had developed here on account of the strikes Both water and land commerce were paralyzed when 3,700 teamsters walked out in sympathy with striking mar. itime workers. On Radio Sunday The Bodcaw singing class will broadcast a 60-minute radio progham over station KCMC at Texarkana Sunday morning from 8:30 to 9:30 Wrong ""14 |VJOVIE£ tr'ac\s"with"iuiuU^ nf certain new laws, and so forth. cd for their failure to treat tenants > Even today the government of Great fairly. More than 000 protests by rent- Britain, wishing to hold together the ers or share-croppers were investigated. There wc-re many cases however of tenants being unable to find land to cultivate which were outside the board's jurisdiction. Then too, there nre thousands of itinerant farm workers who drift from crop to crop at harvst time. They are found in the citrus groves in Florida, Texas and California and in several trucking and fruit sections as well as following the path of the wheat harvest . Petition Attacks A. & M. Trustees Pine Bluff Attorney Raps 3 Trustees and President Horsfall LITTLE ROCK—Petitions signed by approximately 1,000 residents of seven counties in the Monticcllo Agricultural School district, seeking removal of three member;; of the Board of Trustees and Frank Horsfall, president of 'that institution, were filed at Governor ' Futrcll's office Thursday by R. W. Wilson of Pine Bluff and W. E. Spencer, former Druw county judge, attorneys representing the petitioners. The petition charged that E. W. Gates of Crosett, W. C. Purdue of El Dorado and J. L. Longino of Fine (Continued on Page Three) far ends of its mighty empire by the i ready transmission of news, subsidzcs the press cables between London and Cape Colony, South Africa—realizing that the commercial advertising of Cape Colony will hardly pay for u (Continued on Page Three) CLAPPER h'ANNY SAYS: HEO. U. S. PAT. OFF. ONE* Girls who can talk turkey often fall down on their rhiuu. Each has limit a reputation on a type cf picture . . . but it is a reputation each must live down. . . . Lcf/ Norma Shearer as the sleek ivmir.,, nf (he- world divorce. Center, Carole Lombard, whose "shock gowns" have become part of her stock in trade woman-of- mircrs feel that she has "gone wrong" almost too often in pictures. Right. Constance Bennett, whose ad- Cinema Beauties Consistently Cast in Degrading Roles Will Face Stern Penalty in Crusade for Filmland Cleanup By DAN THOMAS NEA Service Staff Correspondent This i.-i the fifth of Dun Thomas' aeries of six stories on the. housecleaniinj now under may itt Hollywood, forced by the crusade against offcohr pictures. HOLLYWOOD, Calif.—Unfortunately for them, some feminine stars are te "'"' c handicaps during the current campaign for cleaning ID- working under up the movies. Mac V.'ost. rjorma Slu-arer. Join Harlow, Constance Bennett, and Carole Lombard art- finding the cards pretty well stacked against them as a result of the characters they have portrayed during the last couple of years. Because of these roles, not ncccs- j fociated with films in which sex sit- sarily of their choosing, every film in which any of them appears in the future will be scrutinized with double care by those who have made it their business to clean up pictures. Individually and as a group, these actresses have gained the reputation of appearing in films which have objectionable features, either because of the general plot, because of the characters they portray or because cf the manner in which they are dressed. Mae May Surprise 'Em Miss West, who has become known as the sex queen of the movies and glories in her position, naturally is as- uations play a major role. Her own makeup and mannerisms, the dialog ;:lu' speaks, and much of (he plot are based primarily on se.x. Of course, all these factors can be pivsfnt jind still not be objectionable. as was shown in her first picture. "Slu- Done Him Wrong." But Mae is an old-time trouper, and there is no reason at all to believe that she can play only one kind of role. It would be rather startling, and might be a good drawing card, to present in some quite innocent role for a change. (Continued on page three) Playground Play FieutWill Open Supervised Play "for Children ? to Begirr-flere *- Ne'xt Monday Resumption of the Hope summer playground at Fair Park was announced Friday by Miss Flora Cotton, newly-appointed supervisor. Following approval of anj FERA' project to allow compensation for four instructors, Miss Cotton announced that the playground would open next Monday morning for the summer season. Instructors were announced as: Misses Bessie Green, Vollie Reed, Mina Mae Milburn and Mrs. Lelia Slade. There will be two instructors on the grounds daily. The playground will be open six hours each day for a five-day week. Hours will be from 8:30 to 11:30 in the morning and 2:30 to 5:30 each afternoon except Saturday. The playground wiil be open to all children ranging in age from 6 to 14. Special Deputies to Save Eaton's .< Slayer Dismissed Public Quiets Down—Coroner Considers Arrest a Formality CLUB WOMEN IRATE Case of Trusty Guard to Be Reviewed by State Penal Board LITTLE ROCK.—{#>)—The resignation of A. G. Stedman, superintendent of the Arkansas prison system, was accepted by .the ''State Penal Board here Friday in a special session to investigate the killing of Helen Spence Eaton, 22-year-old brunette slayer, by a trusty guard as she sought to escape for the fifth time. Stedman presented the following letter of resignation, to Walter A. Helms of Texarkana, chairman of the board: "Please accept my resignation as superintendent of the penal institution of the State of Arkansas, to .take effect Immediately. "I am doing this that it might stop criticism which the penal board and the governor might have to be confronted with in the near future." Former Warden S. L. Todhunter, of Little Rock, was elected by the board to succeed Stedman temporarily. S €, >S£ M J ;! ; / I "f \ Resignation Forecast LITTLE ROCK —(/p)— A force of sas Democrat said Friday it had received information that Superintendent A. G. Stedman would not be retained as head of the state prison, system. ' The penal board met at noon at the capitol ,with; Stedman present, and heard Trusty Guard Martin and Car,-/, ,-i oner L. C*- Aday 4esti/y. , , "'-'/ *%$ • • Trie ' tv -* s *' Deputies Withdrawn LITLE ROCK -(/P)— A force of " deputies which was placed around the Pulaski county jail by' Sheriff L. B. Branch to augumenl the guards there was dismissed Friday after dozing peacefully throughout a night of rum. or that public feeling was running high against Frank Martin, trusty guard who killed Helen Spence Eaton. Martin was jailed Thursday on a charge of murder pending an invesr tigation by the penal board and probable grand jury consideration of the case. Sheriff Branch said that rumblings. of a possible attempt of violence which were reported to have come Lonoke county and North Little Rock were atributed to private "popping off." The Arkansas Federation of Women's clubs, through its president, Mrs. Equipment collected by the American Legion Auxiliary last summer, the first year of the park, will be used again this season, Miss Cotton said. The Hope B. & P. W. club is sponsoring the recreational movement for the kiddies. College Youth Is in Suspect in Girl's Death Leaps From Car During Chase J. W. Velvin of Lewisville, condemned "conditions which made possible the killing" and urged that women's organizations demand a full investigation. Coroner Reconsiders After Coroner Aday investigated the shooting at the scene Wednesday, he issued a verdict of justifiable homicide, exonerating Martin. Wednesday, however, Dr. Aday re- j considered and advised Governor Futrell that he had decided to let the mater be presented to the Pulaski county grand jury Dr. Aday's statement follows; , "I investigated the killing of Helen Spence Eaton by Frank Martin, convict guard, and went into every detail before I rendered my verdict exon- believed Martin shot because he feared NORMAN, Okla. — (#>)— A panicky HC knew the exact circumstances that college boy was hunted Thursday night we r e presented to me, all would agree in Houston, Texas, while the body of , w jt n nie . i ^id everyone that this his campus sweetheart, Marian Mills, j was a difficult case to handle, and I 20, University of Oklahoma beauty i believed Martin shot because he fear d queen lay in a cemetery near here. | his own life would be taken, and Leaping from a tmotorcar when a ! f rom that angle, according to the law, suspicious motorist gave chase, a | he was justified, youth belived to be Neal Myers, 21, • "The fact that she had killed two univirsity junior who vanished just | men, whether justified for so doing or before a doctor found the body of i not, convinced everyone that she Miss Mills in an apartment here Tues- | would kill again; the note left fay her day, disappeared into a wooded resi-i saying that she would not be taken dential section area of the Texas city . alive and only a short time before had last night. Ithreitened Mrs. Vann at the point In and around the abandoned motor j of a gun, and knowing she had a gun car police found several boxes of pills, j would make anyone afraid she would a container of black powder and per- j shoot to kill, caused me to exonerate sonal belongings of young Myers. The Martin. car, they said, was the property of the "With all this in mind I feel like boy's father, Dr. P. B. Myers of El, that, it being a woman killed by ano- Reno, Okla. As the body of Marian was buried j following simple funeral services, Norman authorities continued to question Mrs. Hazel Brown, the fraternity cook, in whose apartment the girl's body, was found. j The girl and young Myers had been j at the aparment for a day and a half : Mrs. Brown said, engaged in a des- j perate attempt to avert motherhood by the use of a "quack" remedy. ! However, County Attorney Paul Up- | dc-graff said he did not believe the [ remedy could have killed Miss Mills | and expressed the belief that the 39- j year-old cook and student confidante j could tell more. He declared open j bottles containing a powerful restor-1 alive and another medicine had been taken to the apartment kitchen before the girl died The report of an autopsy will not be completed until Saturday or Monday. (Continued on page three) Markets New York October cotton shot above the 13-cent mark Friday and closed with a season high of 13.06, a gain of 28 points or $1.40 per bale higher than the previous close. The market opened at 12.89-90, active trading bringing it up to as high as 13.10, and theh easing off at closing time to 13.06. New York spots, 13.15, sales 1,200. December futures closed at 13.22. Little Rock Produce Hens, heavy breeds, per Ib 8 to 9c Hens, Leghorn breeds, per Ib.. 6 to 7c Broilers, per Ib 13 to 18s Roosters, per Ib 3 to 4c Eggs, per dozen 13 to 15c

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