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* TMs newitpapsr produced under divisions A-2 & A-5 Graphic Arts Coda. ^jT^f ••^HH^ OOTIMIBM ^^VHM!^^^ ^^^T"^^^^^ ^^Bfcsl^^ Star <^'pi ti «>•>). Arkansas— Generally Mr to i partly cloudy and continued] warm Monday nJght and fttefci day, except possible dioww*|| In extreme northwest portion. VOLUME 35—NUMBER 284 HOPE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, JULY 16,1934 fUiAIMU 35—NUMBUK 2284 i»B' A |-SSr."Tc^Vr r.^rp,i.. A,,-,, HUJfUi, AKJVAW3AS, MUWLIAY, JULY 16, 1934 ^JagffX'S jgg'ffiSffff JS"- ""' PRICE 5e COIW| STRIKE PARALYZES 'FRISCO Here and There -Editorial By ALEX. H. WASHBUEN- N EVADA and Pike counties last week completed the erection of the bid Murfreesboro steel bridge at its new location on Little Missouri river between Prescott and Delight. The distance between these cities, according to the Prescott Daily News, is reduced from 35 miles to 17. Thus is n worth-while accomplishment for the community interests of southwest Arkansas, and the people of Pike and Ncvadn-partcularly Nevada—are to be congratulated for their enterprise. Our only regret is thnt when Pike county offered this bridge to Hempstead county the representative business men of Hope turned it down. Lacking the endorsement of its principal city, the Hempstead county government wns powerless to join in a contract with its neighbor county. Hope Star gave this matter a good deal of publicity last summer, payiing for a map nnd a newspaper engrav- ing-ami urging as a last resort thnt Hcmpstcnd 1 and Nevada join Pike to make it a tri-county bridge which would be equally available from Hope and Prescott. Hope failed to follow up this suggestion. Our people last summer felt they were in the depths of a panic which made local bridge projects seem silly. But this is a new clny—nnd Nevada county and Prescott arc shown to have been wise when they picked thc~blue era last year to make a courageous move for the betterment of local trade Our only consolation is thnt this bridge also brings Hope 18 miles near- America's 10,000 Millionaires Are Now Only Handful Great Fortunes of Earth Succumb to Ravages of the Panic THE LAN!D~REMAINS Astor Fortune in Real Estate—But Andrew Mellon Loses Heavily WASHINGTON, D, C. —The clay of the multimillionaire, for this generation nt least, seems to have passed. And such have been the sociological developments over most of the world that it is quite possible that it wil be n very long time before any new great fortunes arise. The World war and the consequent depression are responsible. Had the rich of the earth let well enough alone and not abetted warfare, it is likely the amassing of great fortunes would have continued. 1 Dead in Week-End Accidents Here She vast cost of the war and the subsequent capital levies nnd heavy income taxes ended a chapter of rich prosperity! It is true that some fortunes were made out of the war by profiteers but they come nowhere near offsetting those which crumbled. America used to be regarded as-a land of multimillionaires. At one time there were some 500 individuals who or more. Now there is but 'a' lonely handful. There were at least 10,000 individuals possessed of fortunes of $1,000,000 or more and who paid income taxes of from 5100,000 n year up. Their numbers have been decimated several times over. The Rockefellers still have their great fortune. The Astor fortune is largely intact, being principally invested in real estate. Henry Ford has retained most of his millions. But the Vanderbilt fortune has suffered nnd it is said thnt Andrew Mellon has been stripped of perhaps three-quarters of what he had a decade ago. It is literally true that an individual Could own a whole railroad system— the Pennsylvania System for example —and not derive a cent of income out of it. Instead it would have to be aided with funds from outside sources. The Morgan fortune never was a great one compared with some of the others but even what Morgan had has been reduced by taxes and the times. Not only in the United States has this twilight of the multimillionaires fallen. Al lover the world the same phenomenon is observable. There have been such changes that the names of the richest men in the world today are strange names to most people. Great Fortunes Abroad For example, is it doubtful whether many people know that the richest man in all France is a Lyons silk merchant, M. Gillet. Perhaps the second greatest French fortune is that of the Hennesy family, members of which have been making cognac fnr more than two centuries. Originally Irish, they are now more Gallic than the French, having intermarried with the old French nobility anrV entered French politics. With repeal in the United States, their fortune will increase more than ever. The dcWendcls of Lorraine, the Paris Rothschilds and the Schneiders, munition makers, still have large fortunes, but Coty, onco listed among the world's 20 richest men, is relatively poor. Two things ruined Coty, the fact that ho pays the world's largest alimony, ?430,000,000 francs a year and the fact that his vast American perfume and cosmetic market has contracted during the depression here. In England fortunes have shrunk amazingly, that being the most heavily taxed of all nations. Sir Basil Zah- iiroff, the munition broker, regarded as the mystery man of vast wealth has lost much of his money. Sir Henri Deterding, the oil magnate, is worth less than he was a few years ago. The Duke of Westminister still is immensely wealthy for the same reason thai the Astors are—his fortune consistes very largely of a farm on which, in the course of the centuries, a few million people thoughtfully bought the city of London, paying him rent. The great shipping fortunes have dwindled because the shipping industry has been the hardest hit, almost of any. Still the Ellermans, the Cunards and Lord Iveagh have bank balances. Then, of course, there is Aga Khan, one of the > richest men of the British empire, and the former Khedive of Egypt ranks high with enormous income from his tobacco plantations. The great German fortunes have crumbled. The former emperor used to be among the world's richest men. Mis fortune was placed at 750,000,000 (Continued on Page Three) er Delight, but on n road that compels trade to pass THROUGH Prescott. Congratulations to an enterprising neighbor! XXX Editorial comment on a hot July day from our esteemed contemporary the Blytheville Courier News: The Memphis Press-Scimitar says that the voters of Mississippi, ,In-,Ifjecllpfi..a, proposed state H- _, qu'or control systcTrr, did not vote against whisky but against the taxation of whisky. That must be right. For it has ben our observation, and we say it without intent to' slander a great state or its people, that the gentlcmnn from Mississippi who does not enjoy n good drink is in- deal of publicity last summer, paying deed avis rara. Prescott-Delight Bridge Is Opened Reduces Distance Between Two Cities From 35 Miles to 17 LITTLE ROCK—The steel bridge across Little Missouri river at a point thre quarters of a mile east of the northwest corner of Nevada county, and which connects Nevada and Pike county, was completed Friday morning. The honor of making the first journey across the new bridge was enjoyed by members of the crew which erected the new bridge. The road tfrom Prescott to the new bridge has been completed with the exception of about two miles. This two-mile stretch will be completed! bridges have been constructed across the many slought along the route an all stumps in (he right-of-way hiivo been dynamited. The same crew will construct the road on the Pike county side, where only about a quarter of a mile of road is in the bottom. It is 11 miles from Prescott to the new bridge and about six miles from there to Delight. The distance over present routes from Prescott to Delight is about 35 miles. Era Shields, 48, Is Drowned in River; Car Upsets, Burns Shields Meets Death While Inspecting Fishing Net at Fulton TOURISTS IN CRASH R. J. Ingram and Family, Dallas, Turn Over- Car Catches Fire Week-end accidents and violence in Hempstead county took a toll of one dead and left scvera [injured in Julia Chester hospital. Era Shields, 48, lost his life Saturday afternoon when ho fell into Red river at Fulton nnd drowned. Shields, with Sam Fan-is of Fulton, had started up the river to inspect a fishing net when he attempted to walk to one end of the boat. He stumbled,^ knocking Farris into the river with him, according to reports given Coroner J. H. Weaver. | Farris swam to the shore, but Shields, said to be a good swimmer, disappenred. His body was recovered several hours later. Coroner Weaver wns called into the case when Shields' body was recovered it was found that it bore a bruised place on the face and a wound on the head. Dr. Weaver's theory was that the wounds were evidently inflicted by a dragging apparatus used in recovering the body. Shields was separated from his wife, but is survived by a brother living near Spring, Hill.-Shields and Farris were partners in the fishing business nt Fulton. Negro Woman Shot A negro shooting scrape Saturday night on Laurel street sent Bessie Daniels to Julia Chester hospital with n load of buckshot in the left arm, causing amputation just above the elbow. The Daniels woman was shot by Major Thomas, negro fireman at Hope Basket company. The woman, officers said, stepped between Jhonson and another negro man at the height of a quarrel. Following the shooting Johnson fled, but gave himself to officers Monday, made bond und returned to work. He will probably get a hearing in municipal court the latter part of this week. Automobile accidents Saturday and Sunday night resulted in injuries to five persons. Automobile Burns An automobile driven by R. J. Ingram of Dallas, and occupied by Mrs. Ingram and their two children, collided with a car driven by Alva Weisner on the Fulton road Saturday night, overturned and burst into flames. One of the children, a four-year-old girl, was burned severely nbout the body and sustained cuts on the hands and nose. The other child, a baby boy, received a bruised eye. Mr. Ingram was cut on the arm. Mrs. Ingram escaped injury. The accident occurred about a mile Gun-Girl Shot Down in Escape west of town. The Dallas party, head- FLAPPER FANNY SAYS: BEG. U. S. PAT. OFF. fo rLittle Rock to visit relatives, 'j i was struck by Woisner when he attempted to pass a wagon on a curve, failing to see the Ingram car. Weisner was not hurt. A front fender on his car was knocked loose. A dog, riding u fender of the Dallas car, was killed. Suitcases containing clothing, a purse and other belongings of the Ingram's perished in the fire. The car was carrying many glass jars to be filled with fruit at Little Rock. L. S. Mauldin of Hope, was burned about the face in helping the injured from the flaming car. A few miles below the Ingram(Continued on Page Three) Shakeup Is Due as Storks Lose Sixth Baseball Meeting Called Monday Night to Raise $125 for Debts A further shake up and probably .the appointment of a new manager of the Stork team will be considered at a baseball meeting to be held Monday night at Hope Furniture Compay's store, The Star learned. Following the suspension of three players by Manager Lloyd Coop, a disgruntled Hope team dropped another game Sunday at Fair Park, the sixth in a row, losing to Texarkana Tiremcn, G to 5. Jimmy Cook, leading hitter of the Two States League, Riley, field captain of the team and McClendon, regular catcher, were absent from the lineup Sunday. The Hope team has been unable to win a single game during the second- half pennant race after a row broke out between several of the players and Manager Coop over his tactics in bossing the club. Manager Coop, who revived the Storks last summer and successfully guided the team this season to the op of the league during the first half, would make no comment when asked for a statement Monday, other than to say he had spent $125 of his own money and would not relinquish the management until repaid. Meanwhile a committee composed of Noah Hobbs, Speedy Hutson, Slim Summcrville and T. A. Womble were appointed to call on baseball fans Tuesday in an effort to raise the $125. The Storks Monday were scheduled to start a five-game play-off series (Continued on Page Three) Mme. Curie's Life Inspires Women to a Broader Vision Helen Welshimer Pays Remarkable Tribute to the Late Discoverer of Radium Many a girl tied to her often rope* tli.e boss. desk By HELEN WELSHIMER Among the group of benefactors whose passing is mourned universally ; by humanity the names of men predominate. j Only occasionally the name of a' > i woman is found on the shining list, Search the dimming records if you will. There is Jesus of Nazareth who brought a code that removed women from the drudgery of the fields and acknowledged them as human beings with brains and hearts and minds; as well as bodies. There is Galileo, who brought down the stars to the earth; there are scientists, surgeons and inventors—Robert Fulton, Marconi, Edison. Over and over the men march by in the humanitarian parade, but seldom a woman passes in the process- ion. There is Florence Nightingale, of course. There is Joan of Arc. But generally speaking, the men are the benefactors. Therefore, when there dies a great woman who gave her life that those who shall live after he may be happier, women should render even greater tribute to her than to the men who have climbed the same tall hills of service. Madame Marie Curie, co-dis- ccverer of radium, and famed scientist, is dead. She had saved the lives (Continued on Page Three) In the dusty road near the Jacksonville, Ark., penal farm from which she made her fifth escape, Helen Spence Eaton made good, as shown above, the scrawled boast she left behind her that she "would never be taken alive." A trusty, Frank Martin, left, sent In pursuit, shot her down with a .shotgun when, he said, she tried '•to draw the revolver found later Inside her blouse. Indignation roused throughout the stale at the shooting spurred an investigation of the Arkansas pcnnl system. Guard Claims He Fired on Orders Drive for Cleaner Movies Is "Break" for Harold Lloyd Comedy Star Never Has Had a Single Scene Rejected by Censors MANY TO~SUSPEND "Barbary Coast" Dropped —"The Green Hat" Finished, Not to Be Shown BY DAN THOMAS NEA Staff Service Writer HOLLYWOOD, Calif. Samuel Goldwyn's decision to drop production o: "Barbary Coast" during the present uproar against indecent and immoral pictures, is only part of the general abandonment of more or less doubtful stories. ' The result will be that movie-theatre goers will be deprived of numerous pictures that had already been planned by studio officials.. Most of these pictures would have been of a calibre which would only slightly interest the vast majority anyway, so perhaps Hollywood's rapidly changec plans for better films are for the best But "Barbary Coast" being of a dif ferent type, Goldwyn plans to hole the story for a coulpe of years believing that public sentiment will then permit its making. Plans for numerous other films gre also being shelved or else altered to such an extent that the stories as they stand today would never be recognized. t And at least one picture, now nearlts'g'-completion, has-, a" very .good chance of never being shown except in the homes of a few film celebri- Chairman Helms Indicates Pen Reform Will Be "Asked of Legislature LITTLE ROCK.— (ff>)— The attorney for Frank Martin, trusty guard who killed Helen Spence Eaton, said Monday that Martin acted under orders. Action in Legislature TEXARKANA—S o m e solution of the Arkansas penitentiary guard system will be asked of the general assembly when it convenes the first of next year, Chairman Walter Helms of the state prison board said following his return from a meeting of the board at Little Rock, called to investigate the Helen Spence Eaton case. "We can do nothing until the legislature provides for it," he pointed out in connection with the cirticism which has been directed toward the employment of trusty convicts as guards. It was a trusty who killed the Eaton girl. He recalled a statement which he issued when he first took charge of the board, pointing to the weaknesses of the trusty system, and declaring it was up to the general assembly to correct it. The Eaton case came as a climax to the fears which had been felt for eventual breakdown of the guard system. Chairman Helms praised S. L. Todhunter, former superintendent at the old Little Rock "walls," and bestowed equal praise on A. G. 'Stedman, whoso place as superintendent of the penitentiary system Todhunter was selected temporarily to fill. "Mr. Sledman was very nice about it," Helms said. "He resigned of his own accord. The kick-back fell on him because he was at the head of the system. The penitentiary has lost a mighty good man in Mr .Stedman. "Mr. Todhunter has served under five governors in the penitentiary system, and is a highly qualified man." Bulletins LITTLE ROCK.—(/p)—A special supreme court took under submission Monday the appeal of State Banking Commissioner Marion Wasson to decide Whether the three banks here which Issued stock to depositors for 50 ]>cr cent of their frozen deposits were preferring that class over the groups which did not take stock. The court is expected to hand down a decision next Monday. LITTLE ROCK.—(/Pj—Here for a discussion of refunding methods nnd procedure with the state board, representatives of the two largest groups of holders of Arkansas bonds were advised Monday it would probably be September 15 before actual operations arc started, since final arrangements are to be made at Monday's conference. Business Suspends for Over Million American Citizen 75,000 Uriion~Men Walk Out—No Gasoline, No" r Vegetables, No Meat 4,000 GUAjfDSMEft Regular U. S. Army Not Needed as Yet, Auth- js orities Believe * \ Hrl *** Federal Agent Is Heldfor Killing "Criminally Careless" in Shooting St. Louis Woman During Raid ST. LOUfS, Mo.— (fi>)— A coroner's jury Monday found Lear B. Reed, Department of Justice agent, criminally careless in killing Mrs. Dessie Masterson during a raid on her home in a search for the weapons believed to have been used in the killing last May of John Johnson, negro witness in a kidnaping case. Reed was ordered held to the grand jury. Mrs. Masterson was slain by bullets fired through the door as she lay beside her children. Her husband had refused to open the door to officers, saying he was afraid they were gangsters. ties. It is "The Green Hat." Clcan-Cut Comedy There is one star, however, who is riding higher than ever as the result of the strenuous censorship campaign. He is Horald Lloyd, who never yet has had a single scene censored from one of his comedies for moral reasons. That's some record, considering he has been in pictures for more than 15 years. Apparently his policy for clean entertainment has been a good one for Harold's finances certainly today than most of those of the movie colony. During the last two or three years, Lloyd possibly could have made bigger box-office hits had he injected a little more sex into his films. However he refused to do this, feeling the films had as strong an appeal for the youngsters as for the grownups. He was determined not to put anything on the screen that he wouldn't want his own children to see. New Lloyd Picture Now with his latest, "The Cat's Paw," just finished, Harold stands right at the head of the profession for clean wholesome films. Adapted from Clarence Budington Kelland's novel of the same title, this is one of Lloyd's best ahd funniest pictures. For thefirst time in his career, he has taken a strong story and depended upon situations rather than gags for laughs. And the result is a production worth anybody's time and money to see. SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. Completely paralyzing the metropOl- t ts itan area with a population of 1 mil- i lion 300 thousand persons the general strike called by the Tabor unions te* came effective at 8 o'clock. Monday,"" morning. , /" l All business and traffic ceased ahd the National Guard moved swiftly to prevent violence. i v 4,000 'Guardsmen Tanks were enroute to the city, with the force here Increased to 4,~ 000 men, 2,000 being moved into the siege area. * From Washington Acting Secretary of War Woodring said the Department of War had no request to send troops into the strike area, and any ; request must be transmitted to President Roosevelt. A regular army de- tatchment is stationed at Presidio here. 4 The strikers are estimated to t&tal' 75,000. An unprecendented number 1 of ( police are on duty throughout the city. • ' • The city is already without gasoline except for doctors, police and fire- , "j men. Fresh meat and vegetables are virtually unobtainable. >' , Walk to Work Workers who went downtown lilol\-» day walked or thumbed rides from '" the few motorists who ventured for,th. <• Telephone,, electric and gas service, however, was assured. cases were heard Mon- At Hayward an alleged Communig- , tic headquarters was raided and the furnishings burned. - *' Pickets warned pedestrians not to go to work. * July Court Passes Up Criminal Probe Indictments Will Be Sought by Regular Grand Jury in October Grand jury action in the Glenn Williams murder case, the Boyd-Crosnoe- Bates arson probe, the Blevins bank robbery and other cases, will not be taken until the October term of court, Circuit Judge Dexter Bush announced Monday at Washington at the July circuit court. Lack of time and expense money to call a special session of the jury ^ to hear Bush at the Two civil day by a jury. Lester Ward was given judgment for 5124.25 in a labor claim against David Troutner. Tom Lee Blackwood was given judgment for ?114.50 in a civil suit against Troutner in another labor claim Hadrock Boyd, negro youth, was sentenced to serve from one to three years in the industrial school on a robbery charge. No other cases were heard Monday. Tuesday is expected to be the last day of the July term of court. Judge Bush. will hear several appeal cases from municipal and J. P. courts. All criminal cases and the balance of civil suits from the April term have been postponed until October. _ • « im Stamps Man Hit- by Axem Fight Obe McCoy Severely Cut —J. A. Clark Is Placed in Jail STAMPS, Ark. —Obe McCoy, 31, was in a critical condition here Satur- ... day n ight after he had been attacked! Scarcely had Johnson made his ap- wifh a double-bitted axe in an elter- peathan the policy committee of the, *• -IK T A riark 4tt-vear-old Portland unions announced it was cation w* J. A. Clark, 40 year old , lproceedfag whh aU ^^ haate;to "McCoy had a fractured skull and prepare plans for a general strike.'several deep gashes across the neck! Secretary of Labor Perkmsm Wash- Cleark was held in jail at Stamps mgton, kept in touch with the coast f •'10': Charley Chapman in New Robbery JACKSON, Miss. — (/f 1 ) — Charley Chapman, the South's elusive bandit, was sought Monday as one of the robbers who attempted to hold up the Bank of Lake, at Lake, Miss., after being named as a participant by Victor Eady, now in custody here. Eady was quoted by officers as admitting that he took part in the robbery attempt. By the Associated Press Seven Houston, Texas, men were shot, three fatally, Sunday in a guri battle arising from longshoremen's difficulties as San Francisco and the Bay region, waited tensely for the general walkout of more than 100,000 union men. Three negroes were killed, three others wounded and a white man shot when four men in an automobile drove up alongside a truck taking* 20 negroes to work at the Houston docks' and poured a volley of bullets'into'.'the- truck. The white man was wounded when some of the negroes returned the fire. The general strike at Ban Francisco,' set for 8 a. m. Monday had window' smashings and other violence as'an ominious prelude. One man was bayoneted when he failed to heed orders from a National Guardsman. fn Portland, Ore., Gen. Hugh S. Johnson, Recovery administrator, made a strirring appeal for settlement of the longshoremen's strike by arbitration. him. Witnesses situation but if the government planned intervention, it was not revealed, At Kohler, Wis., unions representing but no charges had been filed against wimcaocz. to the fracas said that .,..-.. , McCoy had entered into an argument, some 1,200 employes and laid off work- with Clark after cursing a bystander, ers of the Kohler Company, prepared C W Ashcroft McCoy attacked Clark to picket the huge plumbing plant at with'a knife that he had borrowed 2:30 a. in. today. The issue, union from Ewell Price, another bystander leaders said, jwas^the right of ^collec- "to do some whittling" officers were "— u '-'-" * - u —'' '" told. Norman Davis to Return Home; Japanese Trade Battle Looms Cheap Nippon Goods Invading All Markets—British, Desperate, May Wish United States to Do Their Fighting LONDON En3 — (/Pi-Great Britain and the United States decided Monday to suspend Thursday the bilateral conversations preliminary to the 1935 naval conference for the remainder of the summer. Norman H. Davis, American Am-', bassador-at-large, and other delegates will leave Thursday for Washington. tive bargaining. A- shorter work week, also is sought. 'During the opening phases of the j At Minneapolis, truck drivers who struggle McCoy slashed Clark across | previously voted to strike for higher the leg, but the gash was not deep, i wages and broader representation Then Clark procured the axe and | from employers, over-rode attempts swung at McCoy they related. of dissenters In their ranks to reconsider the strike. The walkout is scheduled at midnight Monday, The newly formed Alabama Textile Council was given authority by workers affiliated with the United Textile Workers unions to issue a general strike call affecting some 22,000 workers in the state. The date will not be 2,00 Otextile workers already are out in Alabama, causing three mills to shut down. In Danbury, Ct., the nine weeks strike of 1.000 hatters fur workers was (Continued on Page Three) Jap Trade War Threat WASHINGTON — With Europe per- iously near to another armed conflict, it developed Sunday that high officials of the Roosevelt administration are watching with no little apprehension war clouds hovering 6Ver the Pacific ocean. While they ift'e confident that the United States would be able to keep out of an European war, they feel that the utmost caution and prudence will be required to avoid being drawn into an outbreak of hostilities in the Far East. Trade War Raging The deepened concern with which American officials are vie\ving devel- Markets New York October cotton gained 75 cents per bale in trading Monday, closing tension in the relations of Great Britain and Japan which have become in- (Contiiiued on Page Three) Hens, Leghorn breeds, per lb.. 6 to 1c Broilers, per lb 13 to 18« Roosters, per lb 3 to 4c Eggs, per dozen 13 to I5c

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