Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on July 17, 1934 · Page 1
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Tuesday, July 17, 1934
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Thfs newspaper produced under division* A-2 A A-5 Graphic Arti Code. Hope Star Arkansas—Partly cloudy to unseated Tuesday night and Wednesday; probably local thunderchowcrs in northeast and east central portion*. VOLUME 35—NUMBER 235 (AP)—MrnitK Amioclntert Pro4« (NF.A)—Mrnnn NuTupnprr Mnlorpr UP Ann'n HOPE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, JULY 17, 1934 »r of Hope fonnded 1898| Hope n»llr Pf«»». 18271 fruoHJattd IM Hope Star, Jnnnarr 18, 1928. PRICE 5c COPt! TRUCK OVERTURNS: BOY DIES !%*? * Rumored Change in Route of Highway No. 67 Here Denied Chief Engineer W. W. Zass of Highway Department Makes Flat Denial — Fight to Straighten Shover & Third Jog Rumors that tho State Highway Department Is planning to change the route of No. 67 to pars around Hope instead of through the city on Third street were definitely killed Tuesday by a flat denial from W. W. Zasn, chict cngnleer of the department. I n n i cUer f rom Little Rock answcr- •j^j - ~ - 1 - "Wing a query from R. B. Stanford, Close Commissary for Distributing Bad Meat at L. R. FERA Supplies Spoiled— But Responsibility Is Disputed MUST REFRIGERATE Hastily-Cured Pork Must Be'Kept Cold, Says Health Officer LITTLE ROCK — FollowinR disclosure that the Commissary Department of the FERA hnd been distributing spoiled meat to needy families, Dr. J. A. Summers, Pulnski county health officer, padlocked the North Little Rock comissary and served notice on FERA officials that he will close each commissary in Pulaskt county unless an inspector Is provided to work under his supervision and inspect tho meat daily. Dr. Summers said persons who have been receiving food orders from the FERA took to his office Monday morn. Ing a slab of pork which they had just received. This meat was filled with maggots and Dr. Summers called the North Littje Rock office, where it 'wasi&itcf to rti#«r v been dtStrnjuted; and ordered the office closed. Reopened Temporarily He later went to that commissary inspected the meat remaining there nnd found it to be in satisfactory condition. He permitted the office to be reopened for distribution of the meat which was there, but directed later that the commissary be closed and that no meat be distributed pending a revision of the methods for handling it. A conference between Dr. Summers, Dr. T. V. Webb, city health officer,] representatives 'of the State Health Department and the FERA officials has been called for Tuesday at the court house. The FERA has a commissary office in each township, and has been distributing from 20,000 tt 30,000 pounds of pork each week in Pulaski county, it was said. The meat is the government pork killed in the corn-hog production control program and is being shipped here from other states. The Big Rock township commissary is located in the basement of the old Federal building. Grocery and food orders on the commissaries are issued by the county relief organization and the orders arc filled at the township commissaries, E. E. Casteleberry is state commissary officer. Other Complaints Received "Six or seven groups of persons on the relief rolls have come to me in the last three months complaining about the condition of the meat that was being distributed," Dr. Summers said. IJJ'I have had innumerable telephone "calls and I understand that the meat distributed from all of the commissaries is of the same condition. Monday, when the meat itself was brought to me, 1 ordered distribution to cease. We are going to have daily inspection of this meat and it is going to be in first class condition before distribution or I will close every commissary in the county. "The pork appears to have been hastily cured, and it cannot be expected to remain in suitable condition unless cold storage is provided or some other method of distributio is adopted to protect it." Tile commissary offiies distribute government pork, flous, and othes wheat products, it is scported. In some instances canned beef is used instead of pork. Assistanccd Welcomed FERA officials said Monday night that they had been warned that tre pork might spoil in hot weather, and that they had asked the assistance of health authorities throughout the state in inspecting the meat before distribution. "We have been depending opon (lie health officers," it was said "for we certainly have no desire to distribute meat which is not fit for consumption. ^"¥e believe the situation will be work- ped out satisfactorily." a query head of the work division of the Hope FERA office, Mr. Zass said he had no knowledge of any plan to change the route of No. 67. The Star assumed that the rumors were set afloat as the result of the conflict over right-of-way to straighten out the jog in No. 67 at Third and Shover streets. The City of Hope warded filling station permits at this intersection to Boyelt & McRae and to the Gulf Refining company, obtaining in return a 25-foot right-of-way from each property owner to reduce the sharp angle of the double-turn. The highway department, as reported in The 'Star several weeks ago, said 25 feet on cither side was insufficient to warrant spending $10,000—and further construction on the new Gulf station at the intersection has been stopped. Gasoline Vapor Is Fatal to Child 8-Year-Old Smelled One Too Many Auto Gasoline Tanks CALICO ROCK —(/P)— Ernest Satterfield, 8, who liked to inhale the fumes from an automobile gas tank, is dead. He removed the cap from the tank of a car parked in the hot sun Monday and his lungs became so heavily charged' ttibf death' resulted- Ex-President of Cuba in Domingo Machado Flees From United States to Escape Extradition MIAMI, Fla. —(/P)— The former Cuban president, Gerardo Machado, is now in the Dominican republic after fleeing aboard an 80-foot schooner to escape service in the United States on an extradition warrant, it was revealed here Tuesday. ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft 10,000 Out as Strike Invades South _ (.1 f • • •• • -• ••'••- "• • • ' - --,--.,_Textile Workers in Alabama Quit; Crisis in 'Frisco 7,000 Truck Drivers Launch Second Strike in Minneapolis R EACHES~PORTLAN D San Francisco Strike Spreads Northward Along Coast Tuesday HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— (/P)— More than 100,000 workers in 15 cotton mills Tuesday headed the call for a state-wide walkout in textile plants. Five mills were closed here and another awaited a conference with operators. Other mills at Gadsen, Jasper, Gun- j lersville and Birmingham closed down at the change in shifts. | John Dean, international representative of the United Textile Workers, said more than 22.00 would be on strike by 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Lost Baby Is Found in Woods by Police HARTSDALE, N. Y. — (#>)— Bobby Connor, 21-months-old child, who has ben missing five days from his home, believed kidnaped, was found Tuesday well and smiling in a woods near his country home. His mother, Mrs. Charles H. Connor, fainted when state troopers came in the door with the baby in their arms. The child was badly scratched by the bramble-bushes. New Truckmen's Strike MINNEAPOLK, Minn.— (/P) —The market district, scene of disorders and two deaths in the strike last May, was j quiet Tuesday as 7,000 truck drivers began a second strike. No attempt was made to operate trucks in the district. A few were reported stopped in some parts of the city, while others were allowed to enter. Gunrtl Called Out ST. PAUL',: Minn. —(/P) — Governor Floyd B. Olson Tuesday called out the National Guard and ordered one battalion to the Minneapolis armory awaitisg orders in collection with the truck drivers' strike. How the Lovers Bungled Their "Perfect" Murder. A thrilling murder mystery story from real life related in The American Weekly, the magazine distributed with next Sunday's Chicago Herald and Examiner, —adv. Roosevelt 2,000 Miles Out at Sea * President Approaching Clipperton Island, En Route to Hawaii ABOARD U. S. S. NEW ORLEANS Accompaning President Roosevelt — (/P)—President Roosevelt watched the cruisers Houston and New Orleans in lonR range gunnery and range-finding practice Moday afternoon, as he sped to Clipperton Island, 2,000 miles out from the Panama Canal. Making a fast 21-knot pace, the president's ship held to the Clipperton island course, somewhat southerly from the regular Hawaii route. At 6 Monday night he was 400 miles distant from the island located off Mexico and due south of the mouth of the Gulf of California, The day was spend leisurely aboard the Houston. Monday night Captain Walter B. Woodson entertained the presedential party at dinner. President Roosevelt perused press reporters of the general strike in San Francisco but offered no comment. FLAPPER FANNY SAYS: REG. U. S. PAT. OFF. Tilt-re's always some sap in ever/ family tree. General Strike Spreads SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.-(/p)-With the grip of the general strike lightening somewhat here, it gripped Oakland Tuesday and reached toward Portland, Ore. After days of idleness the municipal street cars rolled from their barns, but the more numerous cars of the key system didn't turn a wheel in East Bay. The walkout of the key lines trainmen initiated the general strike in the East Bay cities .extending the strike's grip to 1/2 million of the area's 1 million 300 thousand population. Ferry boats also went out of service, crippling service for those who commute from Oakland to San Francisco. Southern Pacific ferries were left to carry the traffic alone. Two hundred more guardsmen were moved into Oakland's west waterfront while 7,000 concentrated on the waterfront in San Francisco. Food trucks began to move in here under heavy guard with produce, groceries and gasoline. Police released from waterfront duty at Oakland by the arrival of the guardsmen immediately were assigned to convoy duty. No General Strike Succeeds WASHINGTO'N.-(/P)-So far as Labor Department records go, no general strike in recent history has succeeded. Labor Department officials said Monday many strikes had succeeded hut that no movement, general in its nature, which threatened industrial paralysis to a city or nation, had lasted more than a brief period. In every case ,the workers failed to get the demands which precipitated the dispute. Instances similar to the San Francisco strike, they said, however, are few so far as the United States is concerned. The closest parallel, as regards the cessation of work, occurred in Seattle in 1919. That strike lasted only five days but labor experts said it lacked the preparation and the solidity of sentiment displayed in San Francisco. A Winnipeg general walkout that same year was of short duration. The general strike in Great Britain in 1926 was preceded by a long series of labor disturbances. Extremely effective for a while, it collapsed after the general public joined the movement against it. Sweden's peneral strike in 1909 had an ending similar to the British controversy. Paid Guard Is to Manage Pen Truck Trusties Will Accompany Prisoners, Under His Supervision LITTLE ROCK—(/P)—Trusty guards who have been in sole charge of the truck which is sent to different parts of the state to bring prisoners to the state penal farm will hereafter be subordinated to a paid guard, Superintendent S. L. Todhunter announced Tuesday. Todhunter replaced A. G. Stedman as head of the system when the latter resigned. A special session of the Pulask grand jury, for which 20 witnesses have been summoned, will meet Wednesday to investigate the slaying of Helen 'Spenee Eaton by Frank Martin, trusty convict guard, as she sought to escape for the fifth time. Women Condemn Trusties LITTLE ROCK —(#>)— A unit here of the Arkansas Democratic Women's clubs Tuesday added its condemnation to the practice of using trusty guards at the state prisons. It went on record as opposing trusty guards being placed at the State Farm for Women. 4-H Club Rally to Be HeldThursday Program at Experiment Station to Begin at 10 in Morning A 4-H club rally for clum bembers of Hempstead county wil be held Thursday, July 19, at the Experiment station beginning at 10 o'clock, A large crowd is expected to attend from the following clubs: Blevins, Spring Hill, McCaskill, Washintgon, DeAnn, Guernsey, Fulton, Patmos, and Rocky Mound. Below is an outline of the program: Song, Arkansas; Roll call; Welcome Address; Response to Address, Claud Taylor, president of the Guernsey 4-H club; Song; Address, J. W. Jerigan, state 4-H club leader; Song Contest; Harmonica Contest, Quartet Contest; String Instrument Contest; Separate Meeting. Luncheon. One to 2 o'clock, Stunts, by the 4-H clubs; 2 o'clock, Picture Show. By the Associated Press The calamity at 'San Francisco where a general strike paralyzed the metropolitan area Monday dwarfed labor dispute developments in a doz-' en other troubled areas. At Portland, Oregon, 60 unions were reported ready for a general strike unless the demands of maritime workers are granted. At Houston, Texas, where three men were killed and three others wounded Sunday in an outbreak of the dock workers, the situation remained tense. Official Washington carefully regarded the San Francisco situation. W. E. Kinard Gets Post at Mt. Nebo Former Hope Han Replaces Terry Feild as CCC Superintendent W. E. Kinard, who served the Hope district office of the State Highway Department for six years as maintenance supervisor, has been appointed superintendent of the CCC camp at Mt. Nebo, replacing Terry Feild, resigned, it was learned here Tuesday. Mr. Kinard is to be in charge of road building and general construction work about the camp. Prior to his work for the local district highway office Mr. Kinard spent many years in charge of road work for Little River and Sevier counties. (Continued on Page Three) Tuesday 'Hottest'; Mercury Hits 103 Exceeds Record of 101 Monday, and 100 Degrees Sunday The mercury set a new record for the Hope area this summer when it touched 103 degrees at 3 p. m. Tuesday, according to George Ware, in charge of the Fruit & Truck Branch Experiment S'ation. The hottest Monday was 101, and 100 degrees on Sunday. 9-Foot Payroll in Revenue Bureau Is Blistered by Reed Asserts Futrell Has Packed It With 2,036 Political Jobs A GENERAL ATTACK Gubernatorial Candidate Offers Platform of 7 Planks Howard Reed, candidate for governor, brought his campaign to Hope Monday night with a scintillating speech of denunciation upon the Futrell administration and ring politics Speaking from his sound truck before an audience on the north side o: the city hall, Reed centered his attack upon the Futrell-created revenue department and the Arkansas pena system. He charged the governor with "gross ignorance, negligence, nepotism of the highest degree," and asserted the state was in worse condition today than when Futrell took the oath of office as chief executive. Reed's Seven Planks Outlining his platform, Reed said if elected he would sponsor: 1. An amendment to give the people the right to vote without paying poll tax. 2. JSive the people the right to elect the state highway commissioner. 13. Return the election of railroad commissioners to the people. . ; i,4. Fire at .least 100 employes, from the state revenue department, and return collection of automobile license to the sheriffs. 5. Sponsor an amendment, helping schools of the state to reduce indebtedness, but in doing so would fight against a sales tax. 6. Suspend trusty guards carrying shotguns at the Arkansas penal farm and replace them with capable farmers. 7. Bring about relief to the sick and insane persons at the state asylum. Condemning Futrell, Reed asserted that the governor had "leaned upon certain followers to run the affairs of the state who had selfish interests to serve, and had betrayed the people of Arkansas who had placed him in office as a Moses to lead the people out of a wilderness." Raps Revenue Department Touching again on the revenue department, Reed said that the governor had built up a powerful political ring placing 2,036 employes in this otw department. The payroll, he said, "is nine feet long, typewritten, costing the state more money than all six state colleges combined." He charged that a certain percentage of each employes' check was withheld to build up a campaign fund for Futrell. Reed charged that the appointment of W. R. Dyess as state relief administrator, was politics on the part of the governor. "The RFC was later changed to CWA and then as the campaign drew nearer to election, was changed to FERA, the last initials standing for 'Futrell Emergency Relief Administration." " After flaying the "intolerable conditions at the state insane asylum" and promising relief if elected as the next governor, Reed launched his at-, tack upon the Arkansas penal system. The Penitentiary "They are having public electrocutions, side shows, and picnics down on that farm. They have replaced mules with man-power to pull cotton plows, and the press of the nation is carrying pictures of this, bringing a black name and disgrace upon Arkansas." "Sixteen persons have been killed with shotguns in the hands of life- term murderers. There are no witnesses to these slaughters. Convict guards are exonerated, as dead men tell no tales." Citing the Helen 'Spenee Eaton killing, Reed said that Convict Martin had orders from a warden of the pen to "go get her." "Some one must assume responsibility for these killings, and it lies with the governor, but Superintendent Stedman was made the goat and asked to resign," Reed said. Concluding his address. Reed scoffed at the highway refunding act, and said that the governor and his cohorts had misled the people in handing out statements of debt reduction and savings in running the government. McDonald vs Hali Preceding Reed's address, Ed F. McDonald, candidate for secretary of state, spoke briefly and outlined his program. He said he was running on his own merits and record, character and ability to discharge the duties of (Continued on Page Three) Help The Star gauge the extent of recovery in Southwest Arkansas by filling out and mailing the coupon below at once to "The Recovery Editor," Hope Star, Hope, Ark. Your signature is required as evidence of good faith, but your replies ivill be kept strictly confidential and used only in tabulation of totals. Are YOU Better Off Than You Were Last Year? "... the simplest way /or each of you to judge recovery lies in the plain facts of your own individual situation." —From President Roosevelt's message to the American people, June 28,1934. PHECK here your answers to the ^* president's own questions: 1 "Are you better off than you were last year?" O "Are your debts less burdensome?" 3 "Is your bank account more secure?" A "Are your working conditions better?" 5 "Is your faitli in your individual future more firmly grounded?" 6 "Have you lost any of your rights or liberty or constitutional freedom of action or choice?" YES NO n n n p n. a n n a a a Name , Address >•• V Occupation F. Sandifer,14, Is Killed, and Father Hurt, in Accident Truckload of Watermelons Overturns on Bodcaw-Buckner Road S CATTER/NE G R O E S Half Dozen Riding on Top of Load But They Jump to Safety Grim tragedy rode the highway again Tuesday, snuffing out the life of a 14-year-old boy, seriously injuring his father and inflicting wounds to another person. The boy, Frank Sandifer, died at 8 o'clock Tuesday morning in Josephine hospital. His father, Jess Sandifer, with a concussion of the brain and internal injuries, lay critically injured. The third person, Jason McClure, 50, was also in the hospital. He has a lacerated ear, several broken ribs and bruises about the body. The accident occurred early Tuesday morning on the Buckner-Bodcaw road. They were en route to Hot Springs, riding on a loaded truck of watermelons. Mr. Sandifer had hired a negro, Clinton Sanders, to drive. Sandifer and his son were riding on top of the watermelons. McClure was in the cab with the negro. The negro driver, after several warnings to slow the truck down, suddenly lost control on a straight stretch of gravel road. The truck went into a ditch and overturned twice. Mr. Sandifer and his son were buried beneath the machine and watermelons. When dug out, both were unconscious. The son died about 20 miri- utes after arrival aV the .hospital here. The-Banifeas and Mr.;MeClure^]iv^ between Bodcaw and Buckner. Five or six negroes were riding the truck at the time of the accident, but all jumped to, safety when the machine, estimated to be traveling at 50 miles an hour, left the road and over? turned. "M ,V# r *K i 7t - I '*;3 i', McClendon New Leader of Storks Lloyd Coop Retires as Manager, Giving Thanks to Team Manager Lloyd Coop Tuesday relinquished his position as leader of the Storks as the team went into the second game of a five-game series to decide the first-half championship of the Two States League. Red McClendon formally took over the reins of the club Tuesday afternoon and announced that Ted Womble would face the Atlanta Rabbits here in the second game of the playoff series, Tuesday afternoon. Following a baseball meeting Monday night, J. N. Hobbs, secretary of the club, announced the appointment of McClendon upon the payment of $125 to Manager Coop for debts Mr. Coop had assumed as head of the Stork club. Mr. Hobbs said the ?125 was raised through public donation, and expressed thanks to those who contributed to the fund. Mr. Coop, in resigning, issued the following statement: "I want to sincerely thank the good people in Hope for their loyal support given me and the Stork baseball team during the Jast three years. "I apprecite your acts of courtesy, [f resigning as manager will help the team win more games and will bring greater satisfaction to the fans, then [ gladly give up my post as leader. "I wish the team, under its new manager, every success and accomplishment. I have enjoyed playing with every member of the team and 1 want to express my appreciation for your co-operation." Hope Wins First in Playoff Series Storks Snow Under Atlanta Two-States Club 29 to 14 by Unleashing a powerful batting onslaught to break a six-game losing streak, the Storks romped to victory Monday afternoon in one of the wildest games ever played at Atlanta, Texas, 29 to 14. The contest was the first of a five- game series to determine the winner of the first-half championship of the Two States League. Taking a 15-run lead in the first j Ginners to Meet Here on Saturday Bankhead Law Will Be Explained, 10 a. m. at City Hall Cotton ginners of southwest Arkansas have been asked to attend a government meeting at 10 o'clock Saturday morning, July 21, at Hope city hall according to word received here Tuesday from Homer M. Adkins, collector of internal revenue, Little Rock. The purpose of the meeting, according to Mr. Adkins, is to familiarize ginners with the procedure of administering the new Bankhead compulsory cotton control law. Farmers must present their tax-exemption certificates with cotton that is to be ginned, and any surplus cotton must bear inning, the Storks continued to mete, ned out misery to three Atlanta pitchers,' winding up in the last frame with seven more runs. Leading the batting attack for the "Storks was Vernon Schooley with six hits out of seven trips to the plate. Jimmy Cook and Bill Schooley each got four hits out of six times at bat. C. Schooley pounded out three doubles. Incidentally it was Manager Coop's last game and a memorable one. The leader of the Storks, who guided the team to a top position tie during the first half season, sat on the bench and directed the team play. a prohibitive tax before it can be gin- 60 Children Visit Playfield Monday j Boys and Girls From 6 to 14 Are Welcomed at Fair Park Boy Dies in Jump From Rail Trestle Blytheville Youth Succumbs of Acute Brain Injury LITTLE ROCK —(ff>)— Robert L. Fiher, Jr., of Blytheville, who jumped from a Rock Island train while it was on a 35-foot trestle near here Sunday night died Tuesday of an acute brain injury. Carl Crawford and Howard Caldwell, also of Blytheville, jumped with Fisher, but were not dangerously hurt. All three were returning home from the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp at Eagleton. He appeared only once in the line up, going into the game in the closing innings as a pinch hitter and successfully smacked out a hit to help in the scoring. Hope's community playground season for children from 6 to 14 years of age opened Monday at Fair park with 60 Myron Turner, 70, Dies, Little Rock Funeral Service to Be Held at 10 a. m. Wednesday, Washington Myron Turner, 70, died early Tuesday in a Little Rock hispital, relatives and friends weer advised here. The body of Mr. Turner, native of this county, wil be returned for funeral and burial services at Washington at 10 a. m. Wednesday. Surviving are his widow, two daughters, Mrs. Charles Roy of Lou- Ann, and Miss Minnie Turner of Hope. One step-son, Claud Taylor of Hope. One brother, Harvey Turner of Fort Worth, Texas, and a sister, Viola Thomas of Texas. Mr. Turner had made his home near Washington until about 16 years ago, removing to Hope. The body will be this county, will be returned for fun- pany ambulance. youngsters registered. Miss Bessie Green and Mrs. Liela Slade were the supervisors in charge on the opening day, arrangements being made to rotate supervisors from time to time. The playground project war, sponsored by the Hope Business & Professional Women's club and was approved by the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA). The playground is open to boys and girls, but attention was called Tues- ! make use of the playground. This will be prohibited, as the present setup is no*, suitable to youngsters under 6. The equipment is that which was installed last year by the American Legion Auxilary, and is in excellent condition. Local merchants are supplying ice water on the grounds. Markets New York October cotton was a:tive again Tuesday, closing at 13.21, a six- point gain from the previous close. Little Rock Produce Hens, heavy breeds, per Ib 8 to 9c Hens, Leghorn breeds, per Ib.. 6 to 7c Broilers, per }b. 13 to 18« Roosters, per Ib 3 to 4c Eggs, per dozen 13 to 15c

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