Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on July 19, 1934 · Page 1
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Hope WEATHEl Arkansas—Partly cloudy to somewhat unsettled and continued warm Thursday ngiht and Friday. VOLUME 35—NUMBER 237 (AP) — Mrnnn An*nrtnt«i1 (M",A) — Menu* IVriv A»n'n HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JULY 19, 1934 '•ir of Hope ronndrtl JSOOl Hope Enlly Preim, 192T» luinlldnlcil fin Hope Stnr, January 18. 1920. PRICE 6cC0FH"M STRIKE ENDS: VOTE -6 <;< v s Here and There -Editorial By ALEX. H. WASHBURN- ft ft ft ft ft ft ft T HE California general .strike ended today, and regardless what happens in the maritime union quarrel from which the trouble started peace, will return in the next day or two to the rest of California's industry. The suspicion has been broadcast ~~~~ — that communists may have been re- ponslble for converting the isolated; Rebel Dakota Legislature Convenes Dr. Z. A. Hooper Commits Suicide at Patmos Home Physician Moved Here From Idabel, Okla., Several Months Ago INQUEST~IS~ WAIVED Unnecessary, Says Coroner Weaver After Viewing Body Dr. Z. A. Hooper, 56, was found shot to death late Wednesday at his home near Patmos, southern Hemp- 'stehd county. A shotgun, fired once, lay at his side. It was apparent that he committed suicide, Dr. J. H. Weaver, county coroner, said. After repeated threats by Dr. Hooper to take his life because of poor health, relatives removed all weapons from the house, but when his wife and 12_year-old daughter left Wednesday for n visit to Hope Dr. Hooper went to R neighbor and borrowed a 12-gauge shotgun, ostensibly to kill a quail. Returning home, he went into his room, placed the barrel in his mouth and pulled the trigger. J. G. Gnrtrt, fatficr-irt-Jiw- of the dead mnn was sitting on the front porch. He heard the report of the gun and a. thud as the body struck the floor. Dr. Hooper was dead, his head virtually torn from his body when Gran' reached his side. Coroner Weaver was called, viewed the body and announced that no inquest was necessary. Dr. Hooper formerly lived at Idabel Okla., removing to Hempstead county several months ago. Funeral and burial services will be held near Patmos Thursday afternoon Surviving arc his wife and on daughter. Shipp Improving, Physicians Reporl Motorcycle Rider Able t Ask Questions and Make Replies George Shipp, 21-year-old cyclis who barely missed death in an acci dent here Tuesday night, was de scribed by physicians at Josephin hospital Thursday afternoon as "stead ily improving." Although not out of danger, Ship is able to ask questions and give an swers. Jess Sandifcr, injured in an acci dent early Tuesday morning in whic his son, Frank 14, was killed, is im proving. Jason McClure, also luir in the Sandifer wreck, was remove ; from the hospital to his home ne Bodcaw. rike of longshoremen into a general trikc—but it is doubtful whether this s the truth. It is more likely that the communis- ic charge arises from the fact that no maritime workers were led by Harry Bridges, former Australian la. or organizer. The fact that an Aus- ralinn led the labor revolt is signif- cant—but what it signifies isn't communism. Farmers Threaten to March; Langer Ousted by Olson Lieutenant Governor Obtains Support of Dakota National Guard /VNOTHER?ERGUSON? ThcTact is that in the Dominion of ! Ml'S. LangCl' Boomed as Substitute for Her Convicted Husband ustralia we have the only solely, ibor.controlled society in the world. Vustralia's government is a labor gov- rnment, and it has been such since 391—but while many of its industrial orms seem new and strange to us, it s entirely wrong to brand them as communistic." •XXX In the country from which Harry Bridges comes (I quote Frank Carpen. cr's "Australia and Some Islands of he South Seas" p. 203-4) The working men are the lords and their unions have dictated many of the laws. The famous conciliation and arbitration acts not only recognize unions of workers and unions of employers, but encourage their organization. It is provided that a workmen's union may be composed of 15 members and any such union may come under the law by, registering itself with the Department of La. bor. Three or more employers may form a union and register. BISMARCK, N. D.—(/P)-The House of Representatives convened Thursday in defiance of the orders of Acting Governor Olson. Strike Area Olson New Governor BISMARK. N. D. —(ff)— Lieutenant Governor Ole H. Olson, acting governor, took physical possesion of the chief executive's office in the capitol here at 10 a. m. Thursday morning. He merely walked into the office ac. compnnied by two friends. National Guardsmen were posted at the same time in the corridors, where a proclamation was posted revoking the special session of the legislature thnt had been called by William Lan. ger, the ousted governor. The assembly rooms were locked.- Ther was no disturbance. The legislature, favoring Langer, had would attempt the iiu-m u uiiiuiii.'i. .<: B »"". •' indicated they would attempt Carpenter's volume, published in \ wholesale impeachment of state offi- 1925 recites that as long as nine years I cers'unfriendly to him and might in. ago an Australian carpenter drew $3.75 ! elude the four Supreme Court judges r. day, working a 41-hour, wek—with. wh'6' ruled Lahger'8 conviction of a felony in th<3 'tdderal district court, Saturday as a half-holiday.'" And just as Australia's labor regu- i disqualified him for office. aliens seem less radical in the light j ',. of our own American expriment under i May Run His Wife NRA's shortened hours, so it is like- I BISMARK, N. D. — (ff>)— The be. y that if we were ,to examine exactly \ ginning of a boom for Mrs. William what it was Harry Bridges had in > Langer as a substitute gubernatorial mind for California's longshoremen | candidate for her huband, deposed as and seamen it would be very far from communism. XXX Labor has the right to organize and strike. Employers have the right to resist. ! governor, was forecast Thursday by I political leaders. I Meanwhile guardsmen were held in • readiness as reports circulated that i hundreds, perhaps thousands, of farm- i ers were planning to converge on the But the general strike is a weapon • capital city to support Langer in what- of a different nature, not merely be- . ever action he may demand. cause of its inconvenience to the public, but because of the danger in which Olson Is Winner it puts labor itself. | BISMARK, N. 'D. — (JF)— Acting This point is made by the liberal , Governor Ole H. Olson Wednesday and progressive St. Louis Post-Dis-; apparently gathered in control of the patch: The wisdom of using this method is gravely questionable from the workers' point of view, on the ground of expediency. May not the sympathy strike, by the inconven. ienccs, in some cases the actual suffering, that it causes the public, arouse a public antagonism calculated to defeat the cause on whose behalf it is undertaken? If history is any criterion, the workers in San Francisco have jeopardized their case, however just it may be, by the general walkout. , Ptiget Sound Seattle 25 ships tlr.d Tacoma ^Alaskan ships Portland {General strike voted on \VASH San Francisco 90 ships held in harbor ORE San Joarniin Farm strike^' Atlanta Captures Third in Playoff Diving Contest at Pines Pool Sunday Fancy and High-Diving Events Will Be Staged at 8:30 p. m. A fancy and high-diving contest will be slaved at the Pines swimming pool Sunday afternoon, starting at 3:30, it was announced by the owner, P. A. Dulin. Three particular dives, the swan, jack-knife and forward Hi, are required of the contestants. They may choose any two others of their own liking. The pool will open at 1 o'clock. The contest starting at 3:30. First prize winner will be awarded $5. The second winner $3 and the third. $1. All contestants will be admitted free. The contest is opon to anyone who may wish to participate. District Assessors Elected by Council At the request of the improvement district commissioners Hope City Council Tuesday night appointed the following assessors for paving districl No. 6 and curb and gutter distric' No. 2: Gus Haynes, Dan Godbold and Frank Trimble. Texans Defeat Hope 15 to 7—Fourth Game Here Thursday Atlanta out-slugged the Storks I Wednesday afternoon to take the lead | n the play-off series. The score was 15 to 7, The game was played at At- anta. Blackie Elliott will be sent against (Continued on Page IVo) FLAPPERJFANNY SAYS: REG. U. S. P*T. Of F. OKU People who show snap Judgment often have a negative state's military forces after the Su! preme court has sustaind him in his j contest with the ousted governor, William A. Langer. The chief of the National Guard, ingi;, Adj. Gen. Earle Sarles, after re. maining non-commital for many hours in the battle for the governorship, bowed to the authority of the lieutenant governor by announcing he would carry out Olson's order to "withdraw from active service all officers and enlisted men called into the service" by executive comand of Langer last night. That order of Langer's- followed a few hours upon the decision of the Supreme Court last night that i conviction of a federal felony had dis. ! qualified him for the higK office. j Sarles said he would recognize the j "legal governor, whoever he may be, ! as my oath of office prescribes." Olson | further directed Earles to naintain in | astive service ''under your orders" , such numbers of officers and men ncded to protect the "adninistration of government and preserve the pro. pesty of the tsate." Htcalls Arkansas \\ir LITTLE ROCK. — The controversy over the governorship of No'th Dakota has given rise to discussioi of events that culminated in the Brojks-Baxtcr war in Arkansas in 1874, ai; unofficial war in which several lives were lost of Elisha Baxter and Josph Brooks in fighting over the rlained rights j to the office of governor. | In 1872 the Republican iarty, then a factor in Arkansas pilitics, was j rplit into two factions. Tty "regular" | Republicans nominated Barter for the | governor's chair and the "titional lib. I eral" Republicans nominaod Brooks. 1 The Democratic party did not nomi- ' nate a candidate but endoted Brooks. j The election, held November 5, 1872. i resulted in Baxter being eclared the | winner by 2,948 votes. Broiks support- j crs held a convention inC.ittle Rock i January 4, 1873, two day) before the , legislature was to meet, fhcy appar. j cntly intended to make anissuo of the ] disputed election before the IcgisU'- i lure. I Quc U'artanlo WriJSought ! Actiiu; Governor O. A. hdley plac- | ed the eapilul under th guard of i Powel Clayton's militia aiv the Brook j men gave up for the firs) time their 'efforts to seat Brooks. Th$legislature ! continued in session un(i April 25, and on June 3, Attwney'.jenernl T. D. W. Yonley instituted 40 warran- to procedings in the Ar'ansas Su. preme Court to oust Baxter. The court dismiscd the actio| declaring it had no jurisdiction. • Meanwhile, so it is repo^d by his- Sharp Distrust of Employers, Behind California Strike Secret Report of Washington Mediator Reveals Bitter Grudge IJJ. S. SHIP SUBSIDIES Subsidized Mail Lines Have Fought Organized Labor the Hardest By RODNEY DUTCHEK NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON.—There's .a man here who worked long and conscientiously to settle the Pacific coast longshoremen's strike. He came here a while ago to report an agreement—arriving almost simultaneously with telegrams from San Francisco showing the agreement had broken down. He is a good man just the same, and now has another •important government job. As the general strike was declared, he commented: "You can't mediate a revolution!" ,Why the Bitterness He didn't want his name used, but he gave' me some background that •may interest you, too. He named the" • three chief causes of the existing situation as: 1. A long history of suppression of labor unions by employers, resulting In bitterness and complete distrust of .employers. , '2. The calling of troops against the longahoremen, which created such re- sentment'as to make mediation impossible. • 3. Insurgence of large rank-ahd- file groups which howled down conciliatory proposals from conservative A. F. of L. officials and mediators. Both employers and employes were determined to make a closed shop- open shop finish fight issue. Employers weakened first, but too late. Mediators found the hardest steamship companies to deal with were those which drew the most money from the government in ocean mail subsidies—the Dollar and Matson lines. When Force Is Tried Although Roosevelt was deep-sea fishing as the strike broke, many of his aides here were scared stiff. The whole administration labor policy, which once seemed strong but broke down many months ago and has wiggles anr wobbled ever since, was involved. The possibility of being forced .to use federal troops in a labor dispute came to offocials already badly worried by the dangerous poentialities of clashes between militia and mobs. It is pointed out that, aside from the fact no one knows what a large angry mob will do, National Guard operations against strikers in large , . . _ cities are likely to do more harm than was "away somewhere-up about Ben VgQod fa smaller communities mima - A Strike-Born Monster How a single longshoremen's strike has spread from the San , Francisco docks to the .cntlra-'Wist ''Coast is shown by the map above. 'From Canada to Mexico new developments break dally In the strike sltuatfon. Principal Milburn Is NotRe-Elected But Other Faculty Decisions Unavailable from Board Richard Milburn, principal of Hope High School for the past two years has resigned and will not return here for the next term. That was about all that could be learned from two members of the school board Thursday when The Star sought to obtain a story announcing next year's faculty. The school board held a meeting nearly two weeks ago. The board decided not to elect Mr. Milburn. It leaked out Thursday that he would, not return. Dr. Don Smith, president of the board, said that he didn't have the faculty list, but admitted there had been some changes. He said that Miss General Walkout Is Ended by Vote at San Francisco Pressure Brought to Bear by City, State and the , United States B U SIN ESS ROLLING Food and Gasoline More Plentiful in San'Fliahr. cisco District SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.— (fP)— The San Francisco general strike committee late Thursday voted to end .the mass walkout of union labor. The vote to end the general strike was 191 to 174. Strike Is Relaxing SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.— (£>)- The wheels of business in the metropolitan area here moved again Thursday under a relaxing om the brakes of the general strike. Under pressure of the federal, state and city governments the strike strategy committee of Alameda county, in which % million resirents of the area are affected, announced that a vote would be taken Thursday night on a proposal to end the walkout. Shops reopened Thursday, food and gasoline sailes normal, and more street care appeared. Officials, however, remained alert for danger signals. Strike Is Weakening SAN FRANCISCO ' —(JP)— Public statements which in effect called upon. organized labor to discontinue the general strike in San Francisco were is_ sued late Wednesday by Hugh S. Johnson, NRA administrator and government spokesman in the dispute, Like some strange monster out of a book of mythology, this San Francisco mounted policeman came charging up at n gallop to disperse a gathering on the street. Both horses and rider are protected from gas by specially designed masks. (Full page of strike pictures on Page 5) tonville, I think. Theo P. Witt, secretary of the board, confirmed the fact that Mr. Milburn would not return. Asked as to others on the faculty, Mr. Witt said: "I had rather for you to wait until Miss Henry returns. The faculty has not quite been completed." Heat Continues as Mercury Hits 102 Hempstead County Crops Begin to Show Extensive Drouth Damage Withering heat baked Hempstead county again Thursday with temperatures above the 100 mark. The highest reading at the Fruit & Truck Branch Experiment Station was 102. recorded at 2:30 p. m. Wednesday's high was 105, the hottest day so far this summer. Crops are beginning to burn from the heat wave and lack of moisture, especially in the southeastern part of the county where little rain has fallen in the past month. (Continued on Ftsge Qiree) 30 Foot Fall on Bridge Is Fatal Ozarks Bridge Worker Dies Thursday at Mountain Home MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark— (ff) - Rcbert Allen died in a hospital here Thursday as the result of a 30-foot fall from a bridge Under construction at Henderson. He landed on the braces and died soon after being brought to a local hospital. measures may evert trouble. But after militia was used in San Francisco a waterfront strike became a general strike. In Minneapolis, where militiamen were called out, an agreement has broken down and the situation is more serious than ever. In Toledo, despite troops, strikers were strong enough to win a satisfacttory agreement. Unless results such as Toledo's are achieved, these situations seem to demand more troops and more bloodshed. Cream for Communists You'll hear more and more about Communists in the next few months, and some of it will be true. A strong federal drive against Communist labor agitators is more than a possibility. Communists are likely to be found wherever labor unrest simmers. Their mission is to make angry workers more militant, to get them accustomed to fighting employers and authorities—and to victory, if possible. They don't preach the world revolution, to masses of A. F. of L. workers—yet. They have swung away from recent habits of isolated, ineffective demonstrations to the old policy of boring from within. No one here gives Communists credit for the San Francisco, Minneapolis or Toledo unheavals. But they helped. Federal mediators keep telling employers the only way to keep outside "Reds" from influencing labor troubles is to be more conciliatory with their regular workers. Of course the term "Red" is often used indiscriminately against sincere labor leaders and honest labor causes. The Communists, who like to be considered more important than they are, think that's swell. U.S. Bombers Take Off for Alaska 10 Planes Leave Washington on First Hop to Dayton, Ohio WASHINGTON-(/P)—Ten bombers, comprising the Alaska flight squadron of the Army Air Corps, hopped off from Boiling Field at 9 o'clock Central Standard Time (Hope) Thursday morning for Dayton on the firsl leg of their 8,000-mile flight to Alaska, and return. Trusty Martin Is Under Indictment Slayer of Helen Eaton Is the Next to the Last Jury Witness Coast Governor Put ona "Spot" Merriam, Rolph's Successor, Resolved to Keep Law and Order SAN FRANCISO.—(NEA)— When Gov. Frank Rolph of California died a month ago, the man who succeed- .. .The statements , came amid rapidly , developing events in which powerful," influences began to work toward unified action for ending the extended _ strike of Pacific coast maritime workers and the mass walkout of '100,000 workers here ,in support of the marl- time unions. Meantime Harry Bridges, militant Leftist leader of striking longshoremen, remarked to newspapermen "that the general strike is over, but the longshoremen are not beaten." Later Bridges repudiated his com* ment. Johnson Is Spokesman Johnson, who only an hour or ;so previously had been designated gov_ ernment spokesman in negotiatins between the Federal Longshore Strifc Board and the shipping operators in. volved in the dispute said: • •' • "I came here to do what the federal government can do to aid these coast , communities to settle their troubles. It is their job in the first instance, but the federal government canot act under the continuing coercion of the general strike. The first step to. peace and agreement is to lift that. strike. Until that is done I have nothing to offer. Rossi said: "In the presence of the general strike, nothing can be arbitrated or accomplished; the strike must be ended." Bridges Quoted Four newspapermen, including an Associated Press reporter, said they had understood Bridges to say "the strike is over." He was quoted further as saying. "The reason the general ed him issued a statement remarking j strike is 'busted' is first, the street that the death "brought to a close car men going back to work; second, both a career and an era." The statement was truer than the Harry Steinberg, son of the late 1. Steinberg, pioneer Hope citizen, was in Hope Thursday renewing acquaintances of his father. Mr. Steinberg is associated with Standard Brands, Inc., at their Dallas office. His father died early this month, at the son's home iu Dallas. LITTLE ROCK. — (/P) — Trusty Guard Frank Martin was indicted for first degree murder, and V. O. Brockman as an accessory before the fact, in the Helen Spence Eaton slaying by the Pulaski county grund jury Thursday. LITTLE ROCK.—(>P)—Frank Martin, trusty guard who killed Helen Spence Eaton as she sought to escape for the fifth time, appeared Thursday before a special Pulaski county grand jury which has been asked to indict him for first degree murder. The next to the last witness, Martin is expected to tell the jury he acted under orders when he fired the fatal shot as he claimed Helen sought to draw her- pistol. The last witness will be A. G. Stedman, who resigned as superintendent of the prison system at a special State Fenal Board meeting following the killing. There was no indication whether the grand jury would announce its findings Thursday. Gov. Frank F. Merriam man who made it could have known. An old era ended and a new one began, ushered in by the first large- scale general strike the United States the lifting of the ban on food and gasoline, and third, mismanagement of the general strike." It was the walkout of 12,000 Pacific coast longshoremen, whom Bridges represents, that precipitated the gener_ al strike in the San Francisco area, beginning last Monday. Bridges' com., ments were made in an interview. Edward D. Vandeluer, chairman of the General Strike Committee, hearing of the Bridges incident, sent word from a conference of delegates that in his opinion, "the general strike is not over." These developments followed 1 a for- i nial call of the Federal Longshore. j men's Strike Board for immediate j cancellation of all walkouts and sub! mission of all central issues— those ! in the longshoremen's and maritime | workers' strikes— to collective bar- I gaining and arbitration. Communist Threat WASHINGTON—A picture of how SUUIC UU111T.L til C 11 lft.C 11IU U JllLt-U wtwi.*--) - , •0.,- lias ever known; and Governor Rolph's | Communists under orders from Rus- i.uccessor took office just in time land right in the middle of it. Frank F. Merriam, acting governor of California, has been a successful but not a spectacular politician. Most of his political experience has been in the state legislature, where headlines seldom sprout; the comparative obscurity . / the lieutenant-governor's chair had brought him little public attention. Merriain's Future at Stake Then, early in June, died the famous "Sunny back to the free and easy, open-handed days of the state's lusty youth. Merriam succeeded him. And he had been in office less than six weeks when the general strike broke about to: sia, are seeking to seize control in. the United States through labor strife like that now paralyzing San Fran. (Continued on page Two) Markets New York October cotton was less active Thursday, dropping 11 points or 35 cents per bale to close at 13.14. „. „„.«;. .... , November closed at 13.19 December Jim" Rolph, a throw- ' at 13.24, January 13.27, and March at 13.36. Little Rock Produce Hens, heavy breeds, per Ib 8 to 9c Hens, Leghorn breeds, per Ib.. 6 to ,7c Broilers, per Ib 13 to K« Roosters, per Ib. 3 to 4c Eggs, per dozen 13 to 15c (Continued on Page Three)

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