Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on July 14, 1934 · Page 1
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Thru twwfcpaper produced under divisions A-2 tt A-B >• Graphic Arts Code. Hope Star warm WEATHEH Arkansas—Generally Mt partly cloudy and continued! VOLUME 35—NUMBER 233 (AD—Mrnnn Aminrtnlrd l'rc*tv (IVKA)—Mean* NOTnpnprr Rnlfrprlur Amt'n HOPE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, JULY 14, 1934 '«r of Hope founded Jg»0| Hope Bnllr Pre««. 182t| ' M Hope 8Ur, Jnnunry 18, 1B29. TO ABOLISH TRUSTY GUARD PRICE 6C COPf Here and There -Editorial By ALEX. H. WASHBUBN- ANNOUNCEMENT by Prison Superintendent Todhunter -rl Saturday that Arkansas' system of using trusty guards would be replaced by hired guards as soon as the penitentiary's finances permit, promises a wide-spread reform. -<"> In the last 18 months Arkansas has seen 14 convicts killed. The accounts of these deaths road for the most part "shot while trying to escape." But the fact that the men wielding the guns were themselves criminals, frequently under murder sentence, left it open to the average citizen to guess whether penitentiary officials weren't covering up half the time for reckless or irresponsible, or even grudge, shootings. The State Penal Board made a change in prison management Friday, replacing Stcdman with Todhunter. Slcdman was bound to be relieved. Any prison executive whose administration sustains 14 killings in a little over a year is either incompetent or so unluqky that he becomes a political Jonah. The truth is Mr. Stedmnn was bucking a prisoh system which would break any executive— and Mr, Todhunter, a veteran Arkansas prison official, wisely announces that the first thing lie is going to do is to change the system Hitler Addresses Reichstag; Reveals 77 Deadjn Rvolt Nazi Dictator Discloses Plot to Seize Control of Germany POLITICS"~AND ARMY Von Schleicher Planned to Put Storm Troops Into Reichswehr Copyright Associated Press BERLIN —Adolf Hitler defended before the world Friday night his ruthless course of action which he said cost the lives of 77 in Germany to suppress n revolt that would have killed lens of thousands. A plot af Ernest Rochm, executed Storm Troop leader, he said, forced him to "act wilh the speed of lightning" in the enrly morning hours of June 30 when "mutineers" were shot summarily by firing squnds. "In this hour I was responsible for the fate of the German nation," Hitler declared. This, he added, was his answer to the question as to why he did not "Invoke an ordinary course of action." "And thereby," he continued, "the supreme court of the German people during those 24 hours was mystelf. I gave the orders to shoot those who were mainly responsible for treach- erv i .- • -^ •** "I i . •*• w*'* l *fc«>>t*»*»^ »•.<>''•- >••• •'• "'^i. . - - •••':'issued orders further that if any mutiners tried to resist arrest, they were to bo immediately shot down The nation must know that its existence can not be endangered without punishment by anybody." Despite his strictures on their former leaders, Hilled promised Storm Troopers that their brown shirts would again soon be "dominant" on the streets. Record Audience The chancellor spoke before a meeting of the all-Nazi Reichstag, called to hear the first accounting since Rochm and the others accused of plotting were killed. But his voice went into mlchrophones which carried it into ever corner of the world, perhaps the largest raido audience ever addressed, since ample precaution had been taken for the German people to hear him. Hitler pictured himself as weighed down with anxiety for his nation ever since he came in power in January 1933, admitting that economic problems are giving him apprehension. He threw in too, a defiance of those who would shut Germany off com- merically, declaring that if necessary, "our inventors and our chemists can find ways of makbing Germany inde- pent of imports of materials which we ourselves shal be in position to create or substitute." Politics and Army Hitler came out flatly in opposition of mixing the Reichswehr (regular army) with political organizations such as the Storm Troopers, an objective, he said, of the plot of which he ac- curcd Roehm and former Chancellor Kurt von Schleicher of hatching up. Von Schleicher, who was shot down with his wife "resisting arrest" was to have become vice-chancellor, Hitler said, succeding Franz von Papcn, conservative friend of President Paul von Hindenburg, who was under guard himself for a short time after the rebellion was suppressed. Not the least interesting portion of Hitler's speech wa that in which he stated that the number of dead in the revolt was 77. No number had been given officially previously, but semiofficial statements had put is much Troop leaders, lower. Nineteen were high leaders of the Storm Troops, 31 were lesser members of that organization, and the others scattered among civilians, and Schultz Staffel (special guard)) members. Three of the latter were shot, he said, for mistreating persons taken into protective custody. Thirteen of those killed were "resisting arrest" and three committed suicide, the chancellor said, indicating that 61 executions took place Speaking at Old Liberty There will be a political speaking in which all candidates have been invited to participate, at Old Liberty on the Washington-Fulton road, on /Thursday, July 19. Six planes completely equipped for night flying are flying between cities in the Southwest. Each of these "Pullman" planes has a cruising speed of 165 miles an hour. They have six compartments, each accommodating two sleeping passengers. as fast its money permits. XXX This is a note to the local district office of the State Highway Department: There are no "No Parking" signs on the Missouri Pacific viaduct on No. 67 cast of the city .although nearly every important bridge and viaduct on the state highway system is plastered with warnings not to stop where tourist traffic approaches fast and blind. Traffic croscs the viaduct at from 40 to 50 miles an hour, and a parked car on top that viaduct will sometime figure in waiting on a fatal accident— merely the moment when two tourists approach from opposite directions and find that a parked car has cut , tlio j>ri<i3c down to a one-way Vtf-*J.•*'•*'/" *."thoroughfare. • Not only the viaduct, but the approaches on either side should be marked with caution signs. It isn't uncommon for a truck driver to pull up under the brow of the hill and park on the paving despite the fact that traffic comes bouncing over the bridge at high speed and plunges down a grade on which an emergency stop would be difficult. Famine Hits Strike-Ridden 'Frisco C ••• ——— : • .. . : _ Downtown Cafes Close as Supplies of Food Give Out 65,000 Local Union Men May Vote on General Walkout STRIKE SPREADING Father Urges Boy to Surrender Self Neal Myers, Linked With Girl's Death, Still in Flight NGRMAN, Okla.—(/P)—Temporarily at a stalomctc in their investigation of the death of 20-year-old Marian Mills, University of Oklahoma beauty queen, authorities watched conflicting reports Friday of the flight of Neal Myers, missing university pharmacy student. While Dr. P. B. Meyers of El Reno, the youth's father, asked Houston (Tex.) police to broadcast an appeal for Neal's surrender, the student, who is wanted for questioning, was reported as headed for San Antonio, Texas, 2,000 Troops Massed on Waterfront to Meet Longshoremen SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—(/P)—The food shortage resulted in the closing of a number of downtown cafes Saturday and business paralysis grew as a committee from 140 San Francisco labor unions, with 65,000 members, was called into session to vote on a general strike. Union leaders said sentiment was strongly in favor of a wide-spread walkout and that action was expected shortly. In the face of the growing threat of workercs to support the maritime strikers President Roosevelt's Labor Disputes Board declared tersely: "We must find a short cut (o peace." Massed 2,000 strong along the waterfront, National Guard troops, and reinforced police throughout the city, stood ready for any emergency. Some, of the larger hotels arc reported to have supplies to last them only a fe wdays. Housewives have cleaned out the shelves of the grocery stores to lay up emergency supplies. -* By the Associated ^ijess.. The strike situation at San Francisco became more acute Friday as three alditional unions walked out in sympathy with striking maritime workers. Shortages of food, gasoline and fuel threatened the city. Three unions voted for arbitration, and President Roosevelt's Labor Disputes Board asserted that some means must be found at once to avert a complete tieup of bay district cities. Acting Gov. Frank Marriam said if strikers did not make ample provision for movement of food and medical supplies into San Francisco and the bay region, "independent action" would be taken. Meanwhile, action on a general strike for San Francisco was postponed until today. Sporadic and minor violence was reported on the strike front. An amicable agreement betweenthe steel union and seven independent operators was declared likely at Pittsburgh by Michal F. Tighe, union president, who declared (he workers and the operators were not "far apart." An agreement by distributors to pay the price sought by producers ended threats of a milk strike at Topeka, Kansas Minneapolis truck drivers continued their plans for a strike beginning Monday at midnight, despite the vote Thursday by St. Paul truck drivers not to join in the strike. Union milk drivers of South Bend, Ind., voted to strike and announced Bulletins HARTSDALE, N. Y.—(/P)—Department of Justice agents waited vainly Saturday for a kidnap note that would Justify their entrance into n search for little blue-eyed Bobby Connor, 21-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Connor, who has been missing since Thursday night. WASHINGTON.- (/P) -Creation by Recovery Administrator Hugh S. Johnson of a board of review within the NRA to perform permanently the functions originally assigned to the Darrow Review Board was reported as imminent Saturday at Blue Eagle headquarters. Amos J. Pcaslcc, New York lnwycr, was understood to have been picked as chairman. Ferret Captured on Local Street Underground Gangster of Animal Kingdom Run Down by Policemen A ferret, rare animal in this section, was captured here early Friday morning by Officers Homer Burke and William Reaves after half an hour's foot race through the business section of town. The ferret, whose native home is Africa, but is closely related to the American weasel, was jumped by Officer Burke as it moved across the street from First Baptist church toward Stephenson's grocery. The foot race started—and ended a half hour later wnen the two cops cornered the'ferret behind a screen door on West Second street. It was placed in a cage and is now on exhibit at the Checkered cafe. The ferret is about 14 inches long when full grown, with a lengthy body of pale yellow and red eyes. Illicit game hunters in the Northern part of the United States use the ferret to chase rabbits out of holes, in violation of the game laws. The animal is an excellent rat exterminator, and in the Western states is used to devour prairie dogs. Mexican border or for a freighter j plans to picket all dairies in the dis- Ciencrul Strike Looms berth in the Gulf of Mexico. Awaiting an autopsy report, due Sunday or Monday, County Attorney j SAN FEANCISCO. — (/!') — Moving Paul Updegraff reiterated his doubts w 'th seemingly irresistible force to- that Hazel Brown, fraternity cook, in j ward a general strike, San Francisco whose home the girl died Tuesday, I union labor mustered its forces Fri- has tol deverything she knows about! day night for a stinging attack in be- tho death. Mrs. Brown has insisted that the tragedy followed the use, for 24 hours, of a medicine which she said Miss Mills and Myers had obtained in a frantic attempt to prevent motherhood. RAPPER FANNY SAYS.- REG. U. S. PAT. OFF. half of the 27,000 striking Pacific Coast longshoremen and maritime workers. A (.'igiintic general strike was formed, representing all of the 144 unions and 100,000 uion men in the city. It will take unified action Saturday. The tense and already strike-throttled bay district prepared for the worst. Edward D. Vandcleur, chairman of i the Central Labor Council's Strategy j Committee, said, however, a general strike slill coulr! be averted if ship- owners would give the longshoremen the right to conduct their own union headquarters and if the employers would submit all questions to arbitration. Employers met immediately with President Roosevelt's Labor Disputes Board presumably to state whether they would yield the points mentioned by Vandcleur. Almost at the same time acting Gov. ?rank F. Merriam appealed to organized labor to keep food supplies mov- nK into the city in case of a general vulkout. He wcrned that "independ- AAA Receipts Are Covering Expenses Takes in 359% Millions While Spending 359 for Farmers WASHINGTON- (ff>) -The Farm Administration entered the busiest period of dispensing benefit payments o farmers Friday with its books show- ng that thus far it had paid its own way and had a slight margin to spare. A otal of $358,993,104 had been disbursed for all purposes in the agency's 15-month career, meanwhile, processing taxes on farm commodities had brought $359,589,313 into the Treasury. However, officials of the organization said this happy condition would not continue for long. It was their expectation that when a final balance i.s struck receipts will just exceed payments. In the next two to three months thousands of checks will be mailed out to the farmers who are due payments for having reduced their acreage. At the same time, the processing tax will continue to yield a steady stream of collections, and after the peak of payments has been passed receipts will begin to catch up on payments again. Of the total disbursements to date, $281,427,941 went for benefit and rental payments, an estimated $60,000,000 was devoted to removal of surpluses, and administrative costs were about ?17,000,000. The purpose behind the payments and collections is to raise prices of agricultural products by reducing production. If a farmer decreases the acreage planted to the crops involved in the plan the government pays him for doing so. The processing tax is levied upon those manufacturers who take the farmers' products and prepare them for consumption, flour millers, meat packers, the cotto ntextile industry and the like. The commodities on which the processing tax is levied are wheat, corn. jnt action" would be taken if the ' coUo ». n °6s, tobacco and sugar. In workers did not do so. addition, "compensating" taxes are im- A.fler a shower :nost girls settle down. The unions' new strategic move grew out of a meeting of the Central Labor Council's committee which had jeen expected to make recommenda- .ions o uthe question of a general strike. Instead of that the committee met ivith representatives of all unions and the assembly decided upon the forma•Jon of a general strike committee of norc than 600, composed of five men (Continued on Page Three) Highway 24 Group Urges That Road Be Given Paving Association Formed at Meeting Sponsored Thursday at Prescott FIVE CITIES PRESENT McCaskill and Blevins Send Delegates From This County PRESCOTT, Ark.— At a meeting of some 75 business men from the various towns along the route of highway No 24 held at the American Legion Hut here Thursday night was formed as a permanent organization. The meeting was called to order by Dan Pittman, president of the Prescott Chamber of Commerce. He stated the object of the meeting— to form an association to present to highway officials a project to make highway 24 a first-class road, paved with concrete or black-topped. He also stated that it would not be the purpose of the organization to fight any other or- gairization but merely to ask for what is justly due this section of the state. Five Towns Represented A roll call of the diferent towns showed that they were representel as follows: Chidester 19, Bluff City 19, Prescott 26, Blevins 4, and McCaskill 3. following the roll call M. W. Greeson, gave a brief talk on roads and highways. He told of the value of good highways to a community and explained the routes of the diferent ;main highways, telling of the advantages the completioh''of"24 would give this section in connecting with these main highway. He said the completion og No. 24 would put Prescott on direct line of travel from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. He said the road would be of great benefit to this section of the state but that we must have concerted action at once. He stated that Prescott might get help in the near buture on a black top road from Camden to the Wheelen Springs Junction and from Lockesburg to Nashville. This, he said would help us to get started on a through, national highway. He urged that an organization be formed at once to start work immediately for the road. 'Following Mr. Greeson's address, Chairman Pittman announced the Road Committee of the Prescott Chamber of Commerce for the highway association. The committee named follows: Dr. A. S. Buchanan, chairman, M. W. Greeson, Judge R. Q. Wortham, Senator L. L. Mitchell, T. J. Compton, H. V. Scott and W. V. Tompkins. Highway 24 Association Formed The meeting then voted to form a Highway 24 Association as a permanent organization, consisting of towns along the route of that road. Dan Pittman was named chairman and Archie Johnson secretary of the new organization. Road committees were named from each town along the route as follows: Campus Beauty Found Dead; Vanished Suitor Is Hunted D. Scolt, chairman; Roy Bingen, Tom Chidester— W. Henry Harvey; ^Valker, and Dr. W. A. Purifoy. Bluff City— L. M. Carter, chairman; C. C. Harvey, Chas. C. Henry, G. H. Weaver and R. B. Black. Blevins — M. L. Nelson, chairman; J. J. Bruce, C. D. Cummings, O. L. White and M. T. Ward. McCaskill— Bert Scott, chairman; J. A. Sevedge, Marshall Scott, Dr. J. E. Gentry and Chas. Thomas. Helton— S. F. Leslie and J. L. Eley. Committees from Nashville and Lockesburg, towns not represented at (Continued on Page Three) posed upon some products which enter into competition with them, so that they may enjoy no price advantage. A relaxation in the original 15 per cent wheat acreage cut, imposed this year, is widely expected for next, with an accompanying increase in cotton production. The present control over livestock production may be abandoned entirely and the emphasis placed upon con- troling the output of the grains which the farmers raise to feed the animals. Deatii of an Oklahoma University campus beauty, Marian Mills, 20, above, started a widespread search in the southwest for Neal- Meyers, 21, left, pharmacy student, who disappeared the day the girl was found dead in the apartment of Mrs. Hazel Brown, cook in the fraternity house where Myers lived. Mrs. Brown told police Myers had given the girl drugs to prevent her from becoming a mother and physicians believed an overdose caused her death. Meyers was reported seen in Houston, Texas, where authorities say they found his auto and suitcase. The victim was the daughter of a faculty member at Oklahoma University. Guns Are Remow From Prison fat Women Saturday^ To Drop Convict System as Soon as Fi-vV$ nances Permit , PICK MRS. MADDOX She Succeeds Mrs. Bra man in Charge of \yb- men's Prison Farm , - •* • . r j TUCKER PRISON FARM, '/ifc^ (/P)—Penal Superintendent S. I*, v^od-',"' hunter Saturday ordered \itveKy^ i. guard convicts and all shotguns' re- ' moved from the State Woman's Pris- < on Farm at Jacksonville and clared the trusty guards would be el- j iminated from Arkansas' penal sys-^ >' tern as soon as it was financially sible. One of the first orders was the moval of Mrs E. O. as superintendent and her husba as assistant superintendent at the| women's farm, and the appointment! o£ Mrs. Ben F^ Maddox and her hu^-?! band to (he respective places. The law lequires the appointment of a woman as superintendent, Maddox was removed as head warden at Tucker and transfeired to Jacksonville to be h's wife's assistant. L. J. Arklin, formpr United States deputy marshall forme.- deputy stter- iff and former deputy warden, was ' appointed to succeed Aladdc* i Bert Frazer, member of the comptroller's staff, checked Todhunter in and A G. Stedman out, Saturday ' morning. Todhunter was appointed to sue- J cred Stedman at'a. special State r«,n- , E! Board meeting Fridiy which in- > vestigated the Helen Spence Eatoiv' killing. '* Stedman, whose ISmonths adminis--^' tration was marked by H<* <fConvlcl"Vi Stubbeman Speaks at Kiwanis Club Local Ice Manager Tells Early History of Refrigeration At a meeting of the Hope Kiwanis club Friday night, A. W. Stubbeman, owner of Home Ice company, and a newly installed member of the club, addressed the members on the origin and growth of the ice industry Mr. Stubbeman began by pointing out that Columbus would probably , . ,. j . . . » ,i ^* •"** *«*».*.*. M u<-u bit mini m; muill-^-VJ. not have discovered America had the to go (o DcWiu Friday afternoon. A State to Pay for Helen's Funeral Thousands Visit Her in Death—Offer to Contribute Toward Expense LITTLE ROCK—Helen Spence Eaton has rccived more attention ii'i death than .she ever receive.'! in ."II the escapades that made up her criminal career. Thousands (if persons havo visited (he parlors of 'Owens & Co., North Little Rock undertakers, to view the body of the .shanty boat girl who was shot down Wednesday afternoon by a trusty guard during her fifth escape from the State Farm for Women at Jacksonville. They came in buses and trucks from nearby towns. A steady stream of men. women and children has passed through the morgue where the body of the girl lay under a dim yellow light. Scores offered to contribute toward (he funeral expenses, but all such offers weer refused, for the state is going to give Helen Spence Eaton a decent burial, if her uncle, Blair E. Spence docs not claim the body. Spence, incidentiUy did not know of his niece's death until he chanced Temperature Hits Highest for State Hottest Place in Arkansas Is Corning, With 106 Saturday LITTLE ROCK. — (/P) — Arkansas i sweltered under the highest tempera- j ture of the year Saturday when the i mercury went as high as IOC degrees in the northern part of the state and the average maximum for stations reporting to the Weather Bureau here was 100.4 de.L'.ive.s. Little Rock liad a high of 97, with little change predicted through Sunday. Corning had 106. Fort Smith 104, and Jonesboro 103. Roosevelt Halts for Fishing Trip Puts in Night of Angling at Uninhabited Island of Cocos COCOS ISLAND, Pacific Ocean— (/P)— President Roosevelt headed for the Hawaiian Islands aboard the cruiser Houston Friday afternoon paused at uninhabited Cocos Island, and old I pirate rendesvous and started to fish. I He left the cruiser in a launch, which set out over quiet water to find a likely fishing spot. The presiden's sons Franklin and John and Captain Brown the executive's naval air, went along. The Houson and its convoy, the New Orleans, dropped anchors on the north west side of the little island, a. mere dot on the Pacific with a circumference of about 13 miles and lying about 500 miles west of the Panama Canal. The president planned to remain here overnight. The layoverled naval officers and others in the party to consider a hunting expedition to. the shore. It was reported that game <>£, | various kinds is plentiful. The date of the president's arrival at Hilo, Hawaii, Friday, was set for July 26. He will arrive in Honolula the day fo ra two-day visit. Mother of 4 Slain by Federal Agent Tragic Accident as Husband, Frightened, Refuses to Open Door •ST. LOUIS, Mo.—(fl 3 )—The mother of four children, wife of an unemploy- 32nd Day at Fort Smith FORT SMITH, Ark -(ff)— While . r __, the mercury rose to a new heat record | ed laborer, was dead Saturday^ the i victim of a bullet from the gun of a . Department of Justice agent as he led ; a raid Friday night in the search for the slayer of John C. Johnson, negro manufacture of ice been known at that time; since the purpose of Columbus' voyage was to discover a shorter route to India in order to defeat the great spoilage of foodstuff that occurred on the overland route to Europe. Tracing developments on own to the modern day, Mr. Stubbeman called attention to certain advantages of natural ice in comparison to mechanical refrigeration. messenger sent to St. Charles. 20 miles from Dewitt. to tell him of the slaying, failed to find him. Spence, who lives on a houseboat near St. Charles, said he would claim the body and bury it beside that of her father, Cicero Spence, whose death was avenged by the girl when the killed Jack Words in a courtroom at DeWitt during his trial for (Continued on Page Three) 101 at 2 p. m. The temperature in Hope was 101 degrees at 2 p. in. Saturday, according to ifto official instruments of N. P. O'Neal, federal weather forecaster. The highest here this season was 102 degrees one hour later, at 3 p. m., on Friday—with the chance that Saturday would exceed this record before the day is out. other weather-reporting poinls over Arkansas showing Saturday to be the hottest day of the year. key witness in the Kelley kidnaping case here. The woman, Mrs. Bessie Masterson, was fatally wounded by Lear B. Reed, federal agent, when he fired four shots through the door of her home when her husband refused to open the door. Marry Masterson, the husband, said he was afr.iid to open the door, suspecting gangsters. for the year— 104 degrees— tin Fort; Smith, the drouth situation became Markets Cotton dropped down slightly Sat- New York October staple clos- __ ^ at 13 cents, 6 points below the pre- an aiuime" record* of Is "consecutive i y ious dose. The loss is 30 cents per days was the 32nd consecutive day that this city has suffered under | less than .01 inch of rain, approaching bale. in Benton county, where the last! The open was 13.11-12, the high 1316 rain \va.s /ecorded June 11, a petition j and the low 13 cen , ts ' , • r _ i f li^i,,. OnAir **l*f>dllCC 9c was cirr "-tied at Decatur, declaring! the count., . drouth area. I £ ens ' heav >' breeds per Ib 8 to Neighboring Missouri and Oklahoma i H £ " S . Leghorn breeds, per Ib 6 to 7c counties reported they had taken sim- Broilers, pel- Ib. IS to 1S« Roosters, per Ib 3 to 4c Eggs, per dozen 13 to 15c (Continued on Page Three)

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