Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on July 23, 1934 · Page 1
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•V r < 'J" r '^ - i<> v v. r S K5~ Thro newspaper produced und*r division* A-2 A A*S •M Graphic Art* Code. VOLUME 35—NUMBER 240 <Af>—Mrnnii Akxnrlnlril VrttM (NKA)—Mrnnn J\>w*pn)>rr Mntrr^rUi- As I'M ^^^^^^ " ' -..-»-f »..,^|i.-. Star Arkan«as -Centrally felf Monday night and Tuesday; Continued warm. HOPE, ARKANSAS,.MONDAY, JULY 23,1934 —ft^fr.^^^^^—,,. ^ *•*• ' "" ""^ j» T-»»»|FMjj»-r *-j»i i • • iji i.^t* ,/> j».^ »j .*..». ^^ *. Jtj • A A.A.V*.*.*.*.* T FI^» »'••'j •*' *• v^ * i *-^ ••• *• •*• * c* \^ juji j. ^(_7« JL «/ <J^ • ••••• .»»• '»«"jr*, •U,M»I>VU ,*oiTfrf jiff pc mfnifr t Frtttt IfiZtt -_ , ,. , ^i nj—^ .j ^ *-u.^ w Jg " i ' ' . . n ';'''"•" ' " ' '"' " '- . '• ' .... ' ' '"• .':• '•.•"-'* •'""-" '• - .__ • ' Coi.iioll.Hi<*«riui Hope star, Jnttnnry is' IteB. ' PRICE 6C COPY- FEAR ADMIRAL BYRD TOST H i if" i A^T 7^* iWT K^* ^H i ^i i*\ V4 ^v?" 7 f xV ^A^ m i- ¥i j ere and There r^'ii* ^ ci ^ "K i T-T n- A ' ^ Tractor Party on Editorial BV ALKK. H. WAKummv I IllllflO^t* ^hor I loTV'!! ivt^ I Sfc A rfj~i«<%+0, Wav to flutnost JOHN DILLINGER, Public Enemy No. 1, walked out of a "* Chicago theater Sunday niprht and fell headloncr before the guns of thc law. One by one the noted gunmen are overtaken by retribution—Verne Miller, machine-gunner in the Kansas City union depot massacre, slain by gangster enemies in Detroit; Clyde Barrow and Dillinger mowed down by ambushed police. The circumstances in the death of {•JDillinger and Barrow arc strikingly I similar. Both were trapped by overwhelming numbers. Both were sent to their death by a stool-pigeon's tip to the police. Neither of them, once on the fatal spot, had any real chance to fight his way out. The public reads these blood-curdling stories with mingled feelings— respect for the law being tempered by the horror of a merciless killing, even of a gangster. XXX Two things stand out in thc war against crime. In thc first place we recall thc words of a famous American police executive. It is thc stool-pigeon, and not thc fantastic clues of the Sherlock Holmes of fiction, that brings home the bacon for thc police. And that seems to be true, for every recent successful drive against the underworld has been based on gangster confidences given or sold to the police. The lesson is, that crime being dirty and sordid, the police have to match criminals' methods in order to stamp them out. Americans don't like thc word "stool-pigeon"—but in checking a na- Dillinger Shot , .,..- j ft* * L_L_LV !_.._. I . . byU. Candidates Open Tuesday at Rocky M'nd,ThenShover Stump Tour Enters Daily Schedule From Now Until Election RULES FOR RUNOFF State Committee Calls Attention to Some Misunderstandings Politics will enter the home stretch Tuesday when county and district candidates will open fire at Rocky Mound beginning the main Hempstead county stumpspeaking tour. Two weeks ngo there were two iso_ lated speaking dates, but on Tuesday the candidates launch a continuous speaking tour which runs daily from thence on to election day August 14. Fr6m Rocky Mound the candidates move to Shovcr Springs on Wednesday. Run-Off Primary LITTLE .ROCK— Although officials of the Democratis State Central Committee have written innumerable let. tcrs and issued several bulletins con. heart that Invariably sides with the under-dog, the fugitive, the man sur_ this shall be a land of law and order, and having hired policemen to see that police. by overwhelming odds when the sporting instinct dictates that he should have been given a fair chance. But if the cards were stacked a. gainst Dillinger, what about the police? Society hires them to protect it from the lone-wolvts of the world; corning the run-off primary, to be in-^oge citizen's confession that hej)crson- vokcdj generolly jfo»*th« fjraMJme jn Arkansas this year, indications arc ,'that considerable confusion will re- sule, the officials said Saturday. Reports have been received that some counties are planning non runoff primary for candidates for the leg. islaturc, while other county committees are forcing new candidates to select a specific legislator for an opponent, as was done in the'Supreme Court race. In some instances, efforts are bing made to arrange run-off primaries for the justices of the peace. "The runoff primary applies to state, district nnd count offices," Harvey G. Combs, secretary of the state committee said. "Legislative candidates must participate in the run.off, but no township offices are included. "The run-off primary law does not make specific provisions for the runoff where more than one candidate si to be elected, but the State Ctntral Committe attempted to make rules to clarify his siuation. "Under a rule of the committee, where more than one candidate is to be elected, twice as many names shall appear on the run-off ballot as there are vacancies, except where one candidate receives a clear majority in the first elction. An Example "For example, there are 12 candidates for representative in Pulaski county. If no candidate receives a clear majority in the first election, the eight high candidates will participate in the run.off. If one candidate obtains a clear majority of the votes in the first election, then he is nominated and there wil be six names on thc run-off ballot, with thre to be nominated. "If four should be running with two Ito be elected, and none received a majority, then all four would ba candidates in the run-off. A plurality of votes may nominate in the run-off. "We are attempting to get these matters as clear as possible in the minds of county committees and we will be glad to answer any questions before the election. Mr. Combs said he advised one coun. ty committee that the committee may take the ballots after they are counted and seal them and lock them in a safe place, so that the committe may use the same ballot boxes for the runoff. The integrity of the first election ballots must be preserved, he said. No. 1 Public Enemy Slain as He Quits a Chicago Theater Father Goes to Chicago to Claim Body of Desperado WAS IN~D!SGUISE Had His Face Lifted, Hair Dyed—Added Glasses and Moustache MOOREVILLE, Ind. —(/P)— John Dillinger, Sr., left Monday for Chicago to claim the body of his son. Ill, the 70-year-old man was accompanied by a publisher friends and a halfbrothcr of John Dillinger. The desperado's funeral will be held Wednesday. Copyright, Associated Press CHICAGO,— (/F)~ John Dillinger is dead. He swaggered out of a neighborhood theater here Sunday night into the raking fire of government guns. A fusillade of five shots cut him down. One struck him in thc neck, two In the body—and the other two legs of two women # Agents End of the Dillinger Case tional epidemic of crimes of violence I ou "^ "' UL V" its significance is forced upon us as a ^ " Department of Justice Its significance necessary arm of upon law enforcement. agents fired all the shots, Mclvin H. The spy in war, and state's evidence ^"V TV ' ^ »' i- ^ , v f ,' „„„,;„„, „„„„„„„,,! Purvis, chief of the office here, said, * * i Purvis sat in a car in front of the And the other thing that stands out theater and watched Dillinger pur- in this war against crime is the aver- chase a ticket and enter the house. Thc desperado had disguised himself ally has no sjpratvch for this business j by .dyeing his hair, undergoing a face, of cutting a 'man db'wtt with the guns j lifting operation, having his 'noset of a dozen police. straightened, wearing gold spectacles There is something in the human, nn( j „ moustache, and obliterating the whorls of his fingertips with acid. As Dillinger came out two hours rounded by a ring of enemies. Let a i i atcr Cnicf p urv i s gave a casual sig- prisoner get a lOO.yard start from the 1 , nal and thc agents leaped forward to local jail—and perfectly respectable j shoot thc f ug j t i V e down. citizens will be secreatly hoping the rascal gets away And right there we are' brought] ^ ^ hard up against the inconsistency of | g 0 Tjo"hn"DiUingcr Sunday°~night"just mankind, which having resolved that as ; t p rom jsed to do. Killed nt Theater CHICAGO —(jP)— The government It had him shot dead by 15 crack marksmen among its department of it remains so, immediately does ev- [ pust i ce agents and he stepped jauntily erything possible to embarrasss the. out of the tiny Biograph theater on j t nc north side of the city, ending the Thoughtless men see in Dillinger grca t es t manhunt in many years, a glamorous adventurer mowed downj Crimes almost without number- robberies and murders—imputed to the Indiana farm boy who went wrong, were avenged as the hunted man crashed to the sidewalk before a large audience of expectant neighborhood folk. There was only a trace of uncertain- sociey can not very well tell the police t y about the way the government to "get" this or that man and at the same time write down in the book exactly how he shall be taken. Official America is to be congratulated for the roundup of Dillinger — "rubbed out" the man for whose capture it offered $10,000 a few weeks ago. Slain By 15 Men He had been waching a picture entitled "Manhattan Melodrama," not *\ I'tejSA z^ice^"--'A'. . v^ ' 4 -<t, ; ^x^fS^'^ not that it was graciously done, but ' k now j n g that his pursuers were await- the fact that it was done. The police ^ his exit witn drawn guns. Finally aren't story.book writers; they are out ne camc . p ro babjy he never knew realists— and the story of how they , w h a t had struck him down— 15 shot- had to approach Dillinger to make guns held in expert hands. sure of getting him is a good index to special detail om men designated the dark and desperate nature of the . months ago to stop depredations of crime wave against which America; Dillinger met him as he came out of is now showing progress. S. L. Cornelius, 72, Is Buried Monday Hempstead County Citizen Succumbs Sunday Night at Fulton S. L. Cornelius, 72, died at the home of his son-in-law, Louie Johnson, at Fulton Sunday night after an illness of two months. Mr. Cornelius was ell known over the county, having spent practically his entire life here Funeral services were hold at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon at Water Creek church near Fulton. Surviving are his widow, one brother, C. E. Cornelius of Hope, two daughters who reside in Texas; and one son, P. A. Cornelius of near Hope. Army Bombers Land at Edmonton, Alta. EDMONTON, Alta—(/PJ—Then United Stai.- 15 army bombing planes, en route to Alaska, arrived here from Refitna at 4:-iO p. m. Saturday. They the Biograph theater and slew him on the sidewalk. Their chief, Molvin H. Purvis, was there and immediately identified him as the outlaw. The government men had laid in wait for Dillinger for two and one- half hours after receiving word that he had entered the movie.house, a small affair. A woman was shot and seriously will start the 490-mile hop to Prinle I woundcd by the govel . nment guns all d George, B. C., next. RAPPER FANNY SAYS._ nio.u. S.PAT, orr. a MCA Hot-headed tuen leave many li'l raid j taken to the Grant hospital. She was 1 said to have been hit by a stray bul- | let. j Government agents refused to let ; anyone look at the body of the dead I man- It was taken to Alcxian Brothers 1 hospital. It was still in the ambulance ', and no one could get near it. I Neighbors of the place, suspicious of i the actions of the non-uniformed gov- I eminent men, notified thn Shuffield I police static. A squad rushed to the theater, but were soon advised of the i authority of Purvis' men, that the raid was not a "stick-up" and to i "hang around and see the fun." j Then the bank robbsr eame out anil . was shot in his tracks. j Body Cut To Pieces Dillinger was shot twice, officers who ' were guarding the body said. A reporter for the Associated Press viewed the body just before it wa^ i taken to the county morgue and described it as a "bloody mess." I One bullet entered the head just be- 1 low the eye and another pierced the heart. j Dillinger was wearing a white shirt open at the throat and gray trousers. ' Half a hundred feet away thronged breathless residents of the scene — Fullerlon street and Lincoln avenue i on the cosmopolitan northwest side — aware that drama was about to be (Continued on Page Three) ^.i^ Bulletproof vests and pistols formed the loot of John Dillinger, iibuvc, in his later daring raid, on the police station at Warsaw, Ind. He fled with a companion In a waiting auto after sounds of his scuffle with a Warsaw policeman had spread un alarm to which vigilantes futilely responded. This map shows the area over which John Dillinger and his gang left a trail of (loath and terror, the line indicating the outlaw's path after he- shot his way nut of a trap in St. Poul. From there he went to visit his father in Rlooresvlllc, Ind., for a "family reunion," held up the Warsaw police station, hid out with relatives of John Hamilton, his chief aide, in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., and then battled free from another trip at Little Bohemia lodge, WIs. The hunt for the gang extended across Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan. Three Are Sought in Break From Pen Ray Hamilton and 2 Pals Escape—Charlie Frazier Badly Wounded HUNTSVILLE, Texas.—(/I 3 )—Tlulee desperate killers who fled from thc very shadow of the electric chair in this state's most spectacular prison bieak Monday fought their way through a dragnet that entwined throe states and reached to the borders of Mexico. Masbud forces of county, state and federal officers sought dapper Ruy- mond Hamilton, one-time running j mate of the late Clyde Burrow; Joe Palmer, a Barrow companion until the desperaoo's bloody death, and 'Blackie' Thompson, killer and bank robber. They were three of six. convicts who weather fire of prison guards and escaped in waiting automobiles. Shover Springs Is to Pray for Rain Hope's citizens are asked to join the people of Shover Springs in a meeting Tuesday to pray for rain. J. W. England told The Star Monday that Shover Springs would hold a community prayer meeting at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning at the Shover Springs church. (Continued oil Page Tjirte) Bond Offering to Be Made_Sept 19 Estimated $1,400,000 Avil- able Out of State Sinking Fund LITTLE ROCK —(£>)— The State Refunding Board voted Monday to ask for tenders on various classes of highway bonds next September 19, when an estimated $1,400,000 will be available from die singing fund to retire (Continued on Page Three) Sanity Hearing Is to Be Given Shank Futrell to Hear Case Tuesday — Shank's Wife Leaves Akron AKRON, Ohio — (/P)— Mrs. Geraldne Shank left here Monday for Little Sock. Ark., to plead for the life of 'ier condemned husband, Mark H. Shank, sentenced to death for the quadruple murder of Alvin Colley, his wife and their two sons last Aug- jst. near Benton, Ark. A nurse accompanied Mrs. Shank, who was deaf to physicians' warnings not to make the trip. She has been in ill health for some time. Meanwhile, Shank's attorneys sought a sanity test in Jefferson circuit court at Pine Bluff, Ark., and Governor Fut- relt agreed to hear their pleas Tues. Ask Sanity Hearing LITTLE ROCK.-Legal action to require Supt. S. L. Todhunter of the (Continued on- Page Three) Bulletins LITTLE BOCK.—(£>)—The special supreme court appointed after all the regular members except Justice Mchaffey had disqualified themselves because of a pecuniary Interest, ruled Monday that depositors who accepted £art of their restricted deposits In stock were not being given brefcrence over those who did not elect to do so. T. J. Vaughan of Camdcn sat as chief justice. The decision enables Bank Commissioner Marlon Wasson to proceed with his original plan of liquidation. TEXARKANA.—(#>)—Mrs. J. T. Kosborough, 92, oldest resident here, died Monday of Injuries received in an automobile accident Sunday. Her father was a veteran of the war of 1812. Heat Deaths Hit 275 for America Mercury Within 3 Points of Record, in This City Monday " By the Associated Press While the head wave gripping the country brought the death toll higher Monday the Northeastern states Within 3 Degrees The niercury climbed to 105 de- •• grees here Monday on N. F. O'Neal's official thermometer for the second hottest day of the year. Last Wednesday the O'Neal thermometer recorded a maximum , ..at. 108, - -while, at. "the^f ru.fy_and.-i Truck Branch Experiment Station 105 degrees was the highest reading. were given a respite as the New York temperature dropped to 75. The death list stands at approximately 275. By the Associated Press A scorching heat pall hung over most of the nation "Sunday, parching cities and country, as deaths mounted to 267 from the protracted drouth siege. The Southwest and Midwest were hardest hit but nearly all other sections suffered from the extended hot weather with but slight relief for scattered areas in immediate prospect Hundreds of prostrations were reported over the country from the blistering week-end. In the gram belt, records melted, crops wilted, water supplies dwindled and the 40-year aridity record tolled up by the- proportions of a continuing calamity, with late summer crops in wide sections approaching the fate of the spring maturities. A sudden breeze materialized in the afternoon in Chicago to bring a slight degree of comfort after the thermometer shot up to 101 at 1 p. m. Most of Illinois' 60 heat deaths occurred in the metropolis. The total in the city Friday was 17; Saturday 21; Sunday, 17. Omaha, Neb., had a reading of 100 degrees at noon and v a heat death at I Lincoln boosted the state's total to 38. 14 Dies as Motor Bus Upsets, Burns Baseball Rooters Go Over Embankment to Their'" X Death .CSSINING, N. Y.—A mbtor rolled down; a. st^ep quarter-mile ' •1£nH9uiid3SP&& i plunged over**r foot embankment bursting intoflarrtes and trapping two score passengers in the wreckage. Fourteen passengers were burned to death, their bodies charred beyond, recognition. Several persons, their clothing flaming, got up, ran to the Hudson river, 25 feet away, and plunged in. Two were pulled out of the wreckage before the flames reached them. Twenty-five others were snatched from the roaring debris and taken to hospitals. Of these at least half were expected to die of their burns and other injuries. Men, women and children were among the passengers, but so badly were- the bodies blackened and dismembered that identification was impossible at first. All were rooters of the baseball team of the Young Men's Democratic League of the 20th Assembly ^district, Brooklyn, which was scheduled to play the convict team in . Sing Sing prison, only a few hundred yards away from the scene of the tragedy, Relatives of those in the ill-fated bus saw them hurtling to destruction from six other busses in the caravan but were powerless to aid. Mothers, fathers and children ringed the burning wreckage, crying to rescuers to snatch their relatives from the fire. Stolen Bonds Held by Arkansas Men Jonesboro and Black Rock Citizens Seized by U. S. Agents j JONESBORO, Ark.—Charged with! handling and selling bonds stolen in j a mail robbery at New York about a | year ago, Charles B. Barnett of Jones- j boro and Jay H. Myers of Black Rock,' both well known business men, were! arrested Saturday by federal ofiilers.! Barnett, who owns an investment company here, was freed on 51,000 cash bond nad will be given a hearing before United States Commisison- er Edward L. Westbrook, Jr., here August 7. Myers waived preliminary hearing and was bound over on $1,000 bond to thc federal grand jury. Both bleaded not guilty. Myers wase one of the best known members of the 1931 legislature and was secretary of the state Agricultural Credit Administration. • Myers, explaining his connection \vith the bonds said that a man representing himself as a Canadaian oil Neill Marsh to Speak on Monday El Dorado Congressional Candidate at Hope City Hall 7:30 p. m. Neill C. Marsh of El Dorado, candidate for congress from the Seventh district, will speak Monday night at 7:30 o'clock on the city hall lawn. Mr. Mar.-h spoke in the interest of his candidacy at Washington Monday afternoon. His message will be conveyed through a loud-speaker. Whitefield Cannon Is on Ouachita Faculty Miss Whitfield Cannon of this city, will be assistant director of history and political science at Ouachita coK lege next school year, it was announc. ed Sunday at Arkadelphia. Miss Canon is a graduate of Oua. chita college. She taught in the Hope schools during the 1932-33 term. In June of this year she received a Mas. ters degree from Colimbia. Markets (Continued on Page Three) Strange Matrimonial Disaster of the pO.000,000 Heiress! Aii illustrated article of marriage and divorce in high society, in the American Weekly, the magazine distributed with next Sunday's Chicago Herald and Examiner, —adv. New York October cotton closed Monday a U2.99. High for the day was 13.03 and the low was 12.T5. December cotton closed at 13.11-12 and January at 13.16. Little Rock Produce Hens, heavy breeds, per Ib 8 to 9c Hens, Leghorn breeds, per Ib.. 6 to 7c Broilers, per Ib 13 to 18« Roosters, per Ib - 3 to 4c per dozen M to 15c ^ Tractor Party on Way to Outpost Loses the Trail Trail Flags Missing 60 Miles Out—Still Short 70 Miles PARTY INSTALLED Tractor Group Drive 130; Miles in Bitter Weather to Negotiate 50 LITTLE AMERICA,'Antarctica—{£•) —Grave concern for the safety of Rear ' Admiral Richard E. Byrd was felt' Monday as the trail leading to his lonely weather observation outpost was lost. The tractor party, which set out Fri. day to bring him back to thc main base here reported it could not pick up the trail. The group are SO miles out on the 120-mile trail, but t the orange flags with which the trail had been marked were not found beyond the 50-mile point. Byrd followed the lonely trail four months ago t otake hp his vigil at the weather observation outpost. Dr. Thomas C. Poulter, in command of the tractor party, said he traveled through bitter weather a total distance of 130 miles to reach the 50-j mile station. • .! • . ,

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