Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on July 18, 1934 · Page 1
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't'~ Thf.i newspaper produced under divisions A-2 It A-5 M Graphic Art* Code. Hope Star AHtansas-JGenerally fair airf continued warm W night and Thursday. VOLUME^ -HJMBER236 <NRA)—Meiinn Newnpnper Knlerpf Inn HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 1934 *r of Hop* founded 189B| Hope tally Pre»«, 1BW| * Hope Star, January 1«, 1829. PRICE 6c ANOTHER CRASH ON HIGHWAY Here and There -Editorial By ALEX. H. WASHBURN- Cotton Production Control Is to Be Handled Locally /CANDIDATE Howard Reed came to our , town Monday \s night and attacked Governor Futrell, whp is asking for re-election. Candidate Reed based his case against the governor on (I.) overloading the State Revenue Department with political appointments, and (2.) permitting the scandal of employing trusty guards at the state penitentiary instead of hired guards. The Stnto Revenue Department is -ffi loaded with political appointments— of course. I never heard of an administration, in Arkansas or anywhere else, thnt didn't put as many of its supporters as possible in the various public departments. Whether the State Revenue Department is "overloaded," however, is a matter for the state comptroller to decide. Griffin Smith's summary of 18 months of the Futrell administration, published this month in this newspaper, showed that the present regime had reduced Arkansas' general revenue overdraft from approximately 1 million dollars to less than 700 thousand dollars. You can jump on any department of any state, or any department of a private business, and find plenty to criticize—but if the state or business us a whole is prospering, paying off its honest debts through wise management, then glory be to the man at the head of it! XXX As far as the penitentiary is concerned, Arkansas has struggled with this problem for years, through the administrations of many governors. The plain facts are that if we switch over to a system of hired guards to wntch 1,700 convicts, instead of using 1,000 Community Committees Set Up Under Bankhead Law QUOTAS ON 5 YEARS 18,000 Local Citizens to Serve on Enforcement Group WASHINGTON —(/P)— A widespread semi-official organization was completed Tuesday to handle thc most revolutionary production control program ever attempted in this country— the cotton reduction plan provided in thc Bankhead act. The Farm Administration announced that comunity committees scattered through the 1,000 counties of the cotton belt had been selected. They will co-operate with county commit, tees, already set up, in assembling da. ta by which the allowed cotton production of 2,000.000 will be determined. The AAA issued a 50-page sot of regulations under which the job will be done—a revision of preliminary rules already placed in effect in the country's unusually early cotton area. The act limits production to 10,460,251 bales"*oi"W pounds net' weibKf. Cotton grown in excess of quotas ct will be subject to a 50 per cent tax. Procedure Outlined The procedure by which the farmer will receive his production allotment will be substantailly this: First he will go to his community committee to make his application, giving all information as to his past production. Quotas will be determined generally on the basis of the production av. era Re for the fove year base period 1928.32, except of course, that persons heretofore not growing cotton may not get allotments. Second, thc community committee will check and pass the information on to the county committee. Third, the county committee will pass it on to the state allotment board, which, when all applications are in, wifl determine allotments of individual producers, based on the countywide allocation already made. Applications must be presonttd personality by growers or their agents. They may not be mailed in. A landlord may sign without the signature of a sharecropper or tenant or vice versa. The number of committeemen going to work on the program is estimated at 18,000 asuming that ther will be an average of as many as five community committes in a county. The county and community committees to administer individaul quotas for farmers under the Bankhead compulsory cotton control act in Ark. ansas, have been selected, T. Roy Reid assistant director in cTiarge of the State Agricultural Extension Service said Tuesday night. When the application forms have been recived by *^ie county agents thc committees wi) be ready to function. The county agents will notify farmers where they can obtain the applications. A state board which will pass on the recommendations of the county and comunity committees will be set up in Little Rock within the next few days Mr. Reid said. The board will sec that each county has its correct quota. District FERA to Meet on Thursday 10 County Administrators to Convene Here at 9:30 a. m. Rioters Repulsed at Seattle Docks Mediation Looms in Strike-Ridden California Area General Strike Unauthorized by A. F. of L. Says President Green HOPEFUL OF PEACE Chief Demand Is for Recognition of Unions Aboard Steamships SEATTLE, Wash.— (/P)— Strikers and their sympathizers, said by police ot number more than 1,000, stormed the piers here Wednesday but were repulsed by guards equipped with teargas bombs. Nine ships were being unloaded be. hind the police lines. Conferences at 'Frisco CAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -(/P)Two vital conferences were callec Wednesday in an effort to reach an immediate strike settlement. The mediators, encouraged by offers of arbitration, sought ways and means of bringing workers' representatives and employers together to discuss terms, while the shipowners planned :, , , , ,, , ,... , . i terms, wniie me snipowncrs pianueu thousands of dollars additional tax ( „ mcctlng to discuss th c proposa i o f money each year. I agree with Howard Reed that a « of thdr union system of hired guards must be in-1 the maritime workers for recognition auguratcd to save the good name of Arkansas— but I disagree with Howard Reed when he charges Governor Futrell with failure to provide that system before now. Governor Futrell took a state that wao virtually -bankrupt, and set to work paying off its debts. A man saving n business from bankruptcy has to turn his attention to debts before he can think about improving his plant and equipment. He can not pay debts and spend money for other things at one and the same time. Arbitration Looms SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—( -An arbitration proposal gave hope Wednesday to thc strike-prostrated bay cities. The general strike committee called on opposing forces in thc Pacific coasl maritime, strike for a "showdown," voting to arbitrate differences and send all strikers back to work as soon as the shipowners agree to recognize the martime unions. Although the proposal failed to forecast specifically the end of the gen- And I am confident that a man as I oral walkout of nearly 100,000 union successful as Governor Futrell has j workers, it was quickly hailed as a been in money matters the last 18 i Possible way out of the demoralizing months can be counted on to improve the state's penal system during the next 18 months. XXX Howard Reed should be the last man on earth to criticize. crisis which has paralyzed normal service to 1 million 300 hundred thousand residents of the metropolitan area. Street car service remained at a standstill and food continued to move Wasn't he comptroller during the j into the city only under thc protection time Arkansas was being plunged into of thc National Guard. bankruptcy from which Futrell is now rescuing her 1 .' What reason have we to believe Howard Reed could pay up the state's debts and at the same time improve the state's penal system when the administration which he served prominently failed to do either? Futrell has accomplished one of the two jobs, and the fact (hat he hasn't been able to do the other won't damage him in the eyes of the people when criticized by the representative of an administration both. that failed on I Unauthorized by A. F. of L. CHICAGO.— (/?)— William A. Green, president of the American Federation of Labor, Wednesday assorted that the general strike at San Francisco was neither ordered nor authorized by that organization, and has no national significance so far as organized labor is concerned. Green explained there had been some confusion in the public mind and he believed an explanation from him to clear up the situation was in order. Force Cafes to Open OAKLAND, Calif. — As a citizens committtee opened four restaurants without authorization of the general strike committee threatening crowds gathered here but were dispersed without disorder, and the police maintained patrols along the streets both here and in Berkeley. Eaton Death Probe Opened by Bailey Pulaski Grand Jury to Spend Two Days Hearing Prison Witnesses LITTLE ROCK — (/P)— Indications that the Pulaski county grand jury j told striking Pacific coast longshore- which convened Wednesday is making i men and marine workers to submit to a full investigation of general condi- j arbitration or do without the support Favor Arbitration SAN FRANCISCO — (ft>)— The powerful San Francisco General Strike Committee Tuesday night virtually tions at the state prison farms and (Continucd on Page Three) Bta. u. s. PAT. orr. The 10 county administrators of the Hope district (No. 9) of the Federal Emergency Relief Administration will hojd a conference at the Hope FERA headquarters at 9:30 Thursday morn, ing, The Star was advised from state headquarters by telephone Wednesday noon. The new field reprenentative for this district, tentatively announced as Miss Sara Cypert, will attend the conference; and a visitor will be Miss Mabel Amburn, field representative of district No. 10. Miss Cypert is originally from White county and lias been attached to the state FERA organization for a considerable time. of the moss walkout now gripping the metropolitan area. The committee made its stand contingent on agreement by employers of rLAPPER FANNY SAYS: ! tne maritime workers to recognize the general unions in the general strike as the labor organizations properly representing the various trades in whose names the walkout originally was declared. Vigilantes Active The committee's action was taken while San Francisco's police and self- styled citizen "vigilantes" began separate but savage attacks upon Communists strongholds in the city. Every effort was made to check the records and nationalities of those rounded up in the drive to clean out agitators and prevent violence, Distt- rict Attorney Mathew Brady said. "I shall use my best endeavors," he added, "to have such of them who are not citizens and are not entitled to remain in tliis country nor to draw sub- sisUMU-L', turned over the the Labor Department for deportation. The resolution for arbirtutioii which was adopted by a vote of 270 to 180 called upon the governors of Washington, Oregon and California and the mayors of affected port cities therein to appeal to President Roosevelt "to act in this emergency to the end that all waterfront employers and recognized organizations of the employes be re- Early birds aren't fliers. always high (Continued on Page Three) They Clash in Frisco Strike Mayor Angclo Rossi of San Francisco, above made at telegraphic request of Governor Mer- rimnn for more national guard troops "to prevent tumult and riot." Rossi in his wire blamed Communist interfercence for the growing gravity of the general strike situation about the Golden Gate. Harry Bridges, slight, dark, Australian former seaman, above is the key man of the San Francisco •strike. He rose suddenly to chairmanship of the Joint strike committee of martime workers, and his forceful leadership has indirectly extended to members of many other unions who are supporting (he strike. Dakotan Demands Troops Withdraw Convicted Governor Holding oif With Aid of National Guard BISMARCK, N. D.—(/P)—As Governor Langer clashed with the authority of Lieutenant Governor Ole H. Olson, who is acting governor as the result of a State "Supreme Court order, Olson Wednesday called on the adjutant general's office to withdraw National Guardsmen and end the state-wide martial law. Martial law was established by Langer, who recently was convicted of a federal felony and was ordered ousted by the State Supreme Court. BISMARCK, N. D.—(/P)—Governor William Langer Wednesday ruled North Dakota by military force in defiance of a State Supreme Court order ousting him from office. The declaration of military rule came with dramatic suddenness as Langer declared he would oppose any attempt to remove him. A score of National Guardsmen took up their posts at the state house after the declaration. A high judicial official said federal troops might be asked here in view of Langer's defiance of the supreme court order. Under Martial Law BISMARCK, N. D.—(/P)-The city of Bismarck was placed under martial law Tuesday night by order of William Langer a few hours of the State Supereme Court ordered him ousted as governor. Use of the state militia also brought into play again remarks made by lawyers for Olson in the supreme court proceedings. It was charged by Olson's attorney that Langer planned to set himself up as a de facto head of the state government should the court rule adversely to him. Bismarck represented a "powder- keg" with an air of tension seldom experienced in stpte history. The citizenry carried an attitude of "anything can happen" and nervously retired for the night to await Wednesday developments. Just what the status of Langer will be remained uncertain. The fact that the military authority supercedes the civil authority in a declaration of martial law sent political leaders scurring to law books to determine the status of North Dakota's state government. Court Rules For Olson Langer's troublous 19 monts tenure of thc governorship of Nort Dakota was ended — conditionally — Tuesday night by the State Supreme Court. 'Lieut. Gov. Ole Olson, one-time Langer ally but lately his foe, was declared acting governor to end a contest over the office which followed Langer's conviction June 7 on a federal charge of conspiring to solicit political contributions from government workers. However, the supreme court said that if Langer's pending appeal to the Circuit Court of Appeals should result in a reversal of his disqualification—the federal conviction—he might resume office. The conviction resulted in imposition of an 18-month prison sentence and $10,000 fine on Langer. Olson announced he probably would cancel Langer's call for a special ses- Arrest Is Ordered on Auto Licenses Council Acts on Complaint "of Non-Collection Against Some Owners The city administration took steps Tuesday night at a meeting of s the council to collect delinquent city auto, moblic license tax. Aldermen Henry and Anderson, in speeches to the council, told of complaints they had received from auto owners who "wanted their money refunded if the city isn't going to collect from the balance of car owners operating here without license." Following their talks the council gave rigid instructions to Chtef of Police Clarnece Baker to collect this tax or bring the delinquents into court. Approximately $1,500 has already been collected. The council had in its possession a Amnesia Victim Is Picked Up by City Police, Unidentified Stranger, 40, Found Wandering About in Helpless Condition HE ASSAILS~PQLICE Attacks John Turner When He Realizes Companion Is Policeman An amnesia victim, aged about 4C and shabbily dressed, was held in jail here Wednesday as police sought information of his wherabouts within the last few days which might lead to establishing his itendity. The man, found wondering in a dazed condition on South Elm street, was picked up by Officer John Turner. Asked his name,home, relatives and dozens of other questions, the victim could give no coherent answer. Finally he was persuaded to take a ride in the police car. Enroute to the business section, the man apparently realized that Mr. Turner was an offi. cer and attacked him. Turner, driving alone except .with his assailant, brought the car to a halt and choked off his attacker. Placed in jail the man was further questioned. He said he couldn't remember his name. He didn't know whether he had relatives. He said he thought he had been in West Texas before coming to Hope. He didn't know how he got here; Officers searched him, but there were no letters, papers or laundry marks which might lead to his identity. He weight about 160 pounds, is near. ly six feet in height, gray eyes and black hair. (Continued on Page Three) No. 4 Road Asked by Camden Group C hamber o f C ommerce Committee Meets Highway Commission CAMDEN, Ark. A delegation from the Camden Chamber of Commerce will confer with members of the Arkansas Highway Department Wednesday morning with regards to com(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 will bo kept strictly confidential a.nd used only in tabulation of totals. (Continued on Page Three) Are YOU Better Oif Than You Were Last Year? "... the simplest way for each of you to judge re' cover? 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: YES 1 "Are you better off than you were last year?" 2 "Are your debts less burdensome?" 3 "Is j'our bank account more „.. NO n secure?" A "Are your working conditions better?" 5 "Is your faith in your individual future more lirmly grounded?" "Have you lost any of your rights or liberty or constitutional freedom of action or choice?" D a a a a a a a n Name Address .., Occupation A Correction Upon Howard Reed Speech In yesterday's edition reporting the campaign speech of Howard Reed here Monday night, The Star reported: "Touching again on the State Revenue Department, Reed said that the governor had built up a powerful political ring, placing 2,036 employes in this one department." The Star .wishes to correct an error in reporting. The number of revenue employes was given by Mr. P,eed as 236—not 2,036. A staff writer following the candidate's speech without help of a manuscript, misunderstood the figures, and the headline, being based on the reporter's story, also carried the erroneous figure of 2,036. This correction is made without solicitation either from Mr. Reed's headquarters or any other source, the error being discovered by comparison with others in Mr. Reed's audience who were closer to the mechanical loud-speakers Monday night and heard him correctly. Drouth Threatens, Mercury Hits 105 Hottest This Year in Hope at 2 p. m. Wednesday —State Needs Rain LITTLE ROCK —(&)— The spec- tre of the 1930 drouth hung over Arkansas Wednesday as the mercury climbed steadily to threaten a repiti- tion of Tuesday's record for the sum. mer. . ,._, :J ._- ;1 ,;' Newport, Corning and Fort Smith topped the list Tuesday with readings of 106, the highest in the state since the 1930 drouth forced % million Arkansans on the relief rolls. Homes and pastures near Benton were threatened by forest fires, and unable _t° cope with the flames the farmers appealed to the Forest Reserve Service. The river at Fort Smith was at its lowest stage since 1930. At Camp Pike the C. M. T. C. boys wer relieved from drill because of the intense heat. Wednesday set a new heat recorc for this summer in Hempstead, the mercury in the official thermometer at the Fruit & Truck Branch Experiment Station touched 105 degrees at 2 p. m. A slight haze appearing over the sun at 2:30 had reduced the tempera, ture to 103, however. The highest previous mark was 103 degrees Tuesday. "I As* »% -'s? >$ >f •*i $ Cycle Kite Auto; George Shipp, 21, Fractures Skull Local Boy Critically Hurt Aboard His Speeding Motorcycle ON EAST THIRD ST. Cyclist Hurled Over Automobile— His Head Strikes Pavement George Shippi 21, son- of Deputy Sheriff Allan Shipp, was "battling for his life Wednesday in Josephine hos-' pital as the result of a 'mbtorcycle-* automobile collision on East Third' street about 9 o'clock Tuesday night. Hurled through space for more than 30 feet when he crashed head-on into a car driven by Ray Turner, Shipp . T landed on the pavement, sustaining a, 'H crushed skull. His prostrate body was picked up by witnesses and taken to' the hospital. He suffered two light convulsions soon after arriving. Chance For Reeoyery After midnight he rested quietly and Wednesday morning physicians for the first time expressed hope for his recovery. His condition was described as "crushed skull and semiconscious." • / Shipp had been riding on the Emmet highway and was returning to Hope. Near the Home-Ice company "'$" he whipped around a car headed in, '^V the same direction he was traveling, ' tj but fail to swing back on the right ? vi side of the road before crashing into ' li the Turner'car which was headed east , * toward Emmet. . ,., Wl Shipp plowed head-on into the car,^, i| traveling at an estimated speed of ,40***-^ to 50 miles an hour. He left the mo- , ' torcycle seat'• and was hurled the Turner t'ar.f' A few. .minutes Tbefore the accident, J" ifed' btjtn 6aii?rying his 4 3 Carter Abandons Attorney's Race Leaves Field Clear to Hal L. Norwood and Carl E. Bailey LITTLE ROCK — (If)— John L. Carter of Little Rock, candidate for the | Democratic nomination for attorney j general, Wednesday annouced his' withdrawal. His action leaves the field to Hal Norwood, incumbent, and Carl E. Bailey, the present Sixth Judicial District prosecuting attorney (Little Rock). In his statement announcing his wife on the rear of, the machine. He. had taken her home and was riding alone at the time of the mishap. ' Funeral For Sandlfer While Shipp was battling for his life ,a grief-stricken mother was mak- ' ing funeral arrangements Wednes- v day for burial of her second born- Frank Sandifer, 14, who was killed in an accident early Tuesday on the Bodcaw-Buckner road. The youth died 20 minutes after arrival here. His father, Jess Sandifer, was seriously hurt sustaining head injuries, a broken arm and internal injuries. Another person, Jason) McClure received bruises and several broken ribs when a truck loaded with watermelons overturned and pinned the three beneath the machine. The funeral for young Sanifer will, probably be held Wednesday afternoon near Falcon, relatives of > the dead boy said Wednesday 'morning. The father will not attend. Helped •from his hospital bed into a wheel chair, he was rolled to Hope Furniture company undertaking parlors Tuesday afternoon and viewed the body of his son for the last time. The youth is survived by his mother, father, one sister, Mrs. Maxine tonton, and one brother, Dwight Sandifer, aged 4. Shoots Wife and a Woman Friend action Carter gave no indication whether his withdrawal was in favor of either candidate. Atlanta Evens Up Series With Hope (Mo.) Man Is ried Out of Town to Escape Mob Violence JG-PLIN, Mo. - (/P) - Mrs. Juanita Johnson, 25, was instantly killed, and her companion, Miss Aldena Ambler, 25, was critically wounded when the two were shot, allegedly by the former's husband, in a ravine near Lamar, Mo., Tuesday. j , Fred Johnson of Lamar, accused of 1 the slaying, was arrested and spirited out of town to avoid possible mob violence. Miss Ambler is in a hospital at Carthage. She said Johnson asked the two women to take a walk with him last Texans Capture Second j Game 10 to 6 on Local Diamond Arriving at the ravine about a mile from town, Johnson accused his wife of not loving him. Miss Ambler said he shot his wife once in the breast and she fell dead. Miss Ambler said she ran to a fence but while stooping to crawl under it she was shot in the back. Markets The Atlanta Rabbits took the second of a five-game play-off series here Tuesday afternoon before the largest week-day crowd to witness a ball game in Hope this season, 10 to 6. The scene of battle shifts to Atlanta for a game Wednesday afternoon. Carroll Schooley will pitch. The two teams, battling to decide the championship for the first-half season of the Two States League, will return to Hope Thursday with Blackie Elliott slated for mound duty. Thc series, so far, is divided, Hope taking the first dontest and Atlanta copping the second. In Tuesday's game Atlanta jumped , . into the lead in the third inning with Hens, heavy breeds per Ib. .. three tallies, added two more in the Hens - Leghorn breeds, per Ib.. fifth and ended the game with one in (Continued on Page Three) Cotton gained 'slightly in trading Wednesday, New York October staple showing a 4.point gain, closing at 13.25. The November close was 13.32, December 13.39 and January 13.40. Little Rock Produce 8 to 9c 6 to 7c Broilers, per Ib 13 to 1S« Roosters, per Ib 3 to 4c Eggs, per dozen 13 to ISc

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