Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on July 24, 1934 · Page 1
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Th(« produced under dl* vision* A-S it A«S Graphic AH* Cod*. day night; Wednesday ptatif cloudy, continued wann. ', 5- VOLUME 35—NUMBER 241 <A1'}—M«-nn« Aiuoclntrd I'm* <.MOA)~.Mrnnn Nurnpftpir KnlrrprlNp Anx'n HOPE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, JULY 24, 1934 Slnr of Hope fonnrtoil i«>») Hope Dnllr Prpoii, IB2T» Coji*olidnt«d »» Hope S<nr, Jnnnnry 18 V 1080. PRICE 5c TUESDAY SETS HEAT RECORD Here and There -Editorial By ALEX. H. WASHBUBN- 'Baby Face' Nelson Next Public Enemy Marked for Death D ROUTH-Htrickeh cattle concentrated In the Chicago yards for reshipment to Southern pastures are killed Tuesday because their handlers walked out on a strike. An incident like this shows how little Individual men understand a calamity that grips an entire nation. The moving of drouth-lmperilJed livestock to new pastures is a matter of life or death. Men under these circumstances don't have the moral right to walk off the job—any more than they have the right to cut off the absolute necessities of life in big cities. Union labor in its official circles probably knows nothing about this Chicago incident. Union labor is not in the business of making humanity suffer, or forcing the premature slaughter of livestock. But labor leaders can not always control the rank and file. Labor may be blamed for what happened Tuesday in Chicago. But as a general rule it is no more to blame than our capitalistic society is to blame because a number of its trusted leaders went haywire during the Coolidge-Hoover industrial boom. The labels under which men march are more trust-worthy than the men that the labels represent. How should a dissatisfied stockyard worker know that it was a life-or-death issue, this moving of cattle from the drouth area to new pastures? In our civilized society we presume that all men are acutely conscious of their country's problems, when as a matter of fact most men interpret their country's problems In terms of their own particular bread and butter. "So a disgruntled group of men walked off the job and the govcrn- Nelson Alias Gillis Declared to Be a "Crazy Killer" FLOYD 1S~ANOTHER "Pretty Boy" Free Since 1930—Pal of Richard Galatas WASHINGTON. — (/P)'— A slender little woman Monday called on J. Edgar Hoover, head of the Department of Justice investigators, to ^extend congratulations on the death of John Dillinger, anrl a few minutes after she left, Hoover, named Lester M. Gillis as the man now most wanted by the department. The caller was Mrs. W. Carter Baum, widow of a special agent killed in the Wisconsin woods last April when Dillinyer and his mobsmen blazed their wny to freedom after being trapped at a country inn. Gillis, named by the government as Baum's Dillinger Begins Trek to Indiana in Home Town Hearse Body Is Placed in Dusty Vehicle That His Father Rode to Chicago IGNORED IN DEATH ment had to kill is deserted livestock on the spot assassin is probably better known as George (Baby Face) Nelson. A reward o£ $5,000 is outstanding for Gillis' capture and $2,500 has been offered for information leading tohis| A i.|_J_ rt 4-x» arrest. Hoover named John Hamil- j /VIKIIIS TO ton and Homer Van Meter ns the Dll- linger lieutenants whom the government Is out to get. Among the other criminals wanted, now that Dillinger is gone/'he " Curious Thousands of Monday Dwindle to a Handful on Tuesday CHICAGO.—(/P)—This was homecoming day Tuesday for John Dillinger. His career as a desperado closed by bullet^-the man who caused the nation to gasp was made ready for return to his native Indiana. A dingy dust-covered hearse in which his father rode here to claim the body was to be the vehicle for his fina ride. In contrast to the thousands who .Monday milled about the county morgue for a last look at his body Tuesday only a few dozen persons gathered at the hearse. Tho trip to Maywood, Ind., where Dillinger is to be buried, is planner as soon as the body is released to the father. Meanwhile a squad of 200 federal men and police combed the neighborhood ' where Dillinger was killed in an effort to locate Dillinger's personal effects, hoping they would furnish clues. Three keys taken from his body were the only information as to where he lived. A house-to-house search is being made. Boy) Floyd and Richard Galatas, Western outlaws alleged to have taken port in the murder of four police officers and their prisoner, Frank Nnsh, in Kansas City, Mo., June 17, 1933. A Crazy Killer. Hoover called Gillis a "crazy killer" and rated him lower than Hamilton or Van Meter in intelligence but said he was the most vicious of the lot. Reared in Chicago during the Capone era, Gillis is 25, 5 feet, 4 3-4 inches in height, and weighs 133 pounds. He is an oiler by trade. His police record shows he wns .arrested in Chicago on •a robbery charge in January, 1931, and given a sentence at Jolict of from one to life beginning July 17, 1931. He escaped February 17, 1932, and has never been apprehended. John Hamilton, 28, has relatives in northern Michigan. He is 165% pounds in weight and 5 feet 8 inches in height. He was given a 25-yeaf sentence for bank robbery in South Bend, Ind., in 1927 and started to serve his sentence on March 19, 1927, but escaped September 26, 1933, from the Indiana state prison at Michigan City. Homer Van Meter, has the most lengthy criminal record of the three. Now 29, 5 feet 10 3-4 inches in height, and 131 pounds in weight, he was first arrested in Aurora, 111,, June 23, 1933, on a larceny charge and given a short prison sentence. He was later arrested for a similar charge and committed to the Illinois state prison atMen- ard January 11, 1924, but was paroled in December of that year. On March 12, 1925, he was arrested at Crown Point, Ind., on two robbery charges and was committed to the Indiana state reformatory at Pendleton for from 10 to 21 years on each charge. Later he was transferred to the state prison at Michigan City and was paroled May 19, 1933. Floyd Free Since 1930 Long known as an outstanding bad man, "Pretty Boy" Floyd is now 26, 5 feet 8>/t inches in height, 155 pounds in weight. He was first arrested on a highway robbery charge at St. Louis, September 16, 1925 ,and given a five-year sentence to the state prison at Jefferson City. He also has been arrested for lesser crimes at Kansas City, Kan., Pueblo, Col., Akron, 6., and Toledo, O. On November 24, 1930, he was sentenced to the Ohio state penitentiary on a bank robbery charge for from 12 to 15 years, but escaped while en route to the penitentiary and has been at large since. Galatas fifth man on the Hoover blacklist, is an underworld veteran. Forty-three years old, he is 5 feet 9 18- inches in height and weighs 155 pounds. He was first arrested at Toledo, O., on July 3, 1918, on the suspicion that he was a confidence jr.an but was released. He was next arrested in Los Angeles on March 14, 1923, on a similar accusation. Other arrests on similar charges took place at Columbus, O., on April 29, 1926, and at Flint, Mich., April 11, 1927. There p^re no records at the Department of * justice of his conviction. Both Galatas and "Pretty Boy" Floyd are wanted in connection with the murder of Otto Reed, chief of po lice of McAlister, Okla., and William J. Grooms and Frank E. Hermanson, (Continued on Page Three) for Union County Hope Congressional Candidate at McCaskill Tuesday, Bingen Wednesday W. S. Atkins, of Hope, candidate for congress in the Seventh Arkansas district, is speaking at McCaskill Tuesday night, after which he will prepare for a swing through the extreme southern part of the district. He will speak at Bluff City at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning and returns to Bingen, this county, for an address at 8 o'clock Wednesday night. Thursday morning he will jump to Strong, Union county, for a speech at 10 o'clock, followed by an address before the Democratic Women's club at El Dorado at 3:30 In V.ie afternoon, a speech at Junction City, also in Union county, at 4 o'clock, concluding Thursday's schedule at 8 o'clock with an address at Smackovcr. Friday morning at 10 o'clock he speaks at Bearden, at 2:30 at Stephens, and at 8 p. m. at McNeill. Saturday he opens his schedule at 10 o'clock at Emmerson, at 2:30 at Waldo, and at 8 o'clock at Willisville. i^-»-<i^ 5 Die as Truckload of Boys Crashes 4 Youngsters and Priest Killed in South Carolina Accident Shank's Wife Too 111 to Make Plea LITTLE ROCK -(/P)- Confined to her hbleT roTn under a nurse's care, Mrs. Qeraldine Shank was unable to appear before Governor Futrell Tuesday to plead for the life of her husband, Mark H. Shank who' is condemned to die Friday at Tucker Farm for the quadruple poison murder near Benton bkt August. Attorneys meanwhile sought a mandamus order at Pine Bluff to compel prison authorities to con* duct a sanity hearing for Shank. Livestock Shot as Handlers Strike Drouth-Stricken Herds Executed for Lack of Men to Feed Them GREENVILLE, S. C -(/P)- Four boys were killed and an undetermined number injured Tuesday when a truck carrying 35 from Charleston went over a steep embankment. A priest who accompanied the group also was killed. FLAPPER FANNY SAYS KEO. U. ». PAT. Off. ,He Died "Broke" CHICAGO—John Dillinger died with $7.70 in his pocket And that, undoubtedly, was why he died Sunday night when fedral agents trapped him as he left the Bio- graph Beater, at 2433 Lincoln avenue. Alive, he was no longer able to pay the inevidable, merciless toll which the underworld exacts from fugitives it protects. Dead, he was worth $15,000 in rewards. Who is to get the $15,000 is a secret closely guarded Monday by Melvin H. Purvis, chief of the band of United States Department of Justice agents who made the capture of DilTinger their task for the last year. But just as information from the underworld trickled into the widespread, delicately tuned intelligence machine which the federal men set up, finally resulting in the killing of the desperado, so did stories trickle out today as to wher that vital information had come from. Mentioned in those stories wer a convict who is believed to have been a bank robbing associate of Dillinger, and an ex-convict, also a bank robber. Along with them was mentioned the mysterious woman in red, reported to have ben at Dillingers' side when the federal agents opened fire on him and who then vanished from the scene as if by magic. Policeman Congratulated And in the police station at East Chicago, Ind., Scrgt. Martin Zarkovich was the recipient of many grim- lipped, unsmiling congratulations on Monday from his fellow policemen. Sergeant Zarkovich with four other members of the East Chicago Department, was in on the death of Dillinger. And last January 15, Dillinger killed Sergeant Zarkovich's partner, Policeman William P. O'Malley in the robbery of the East Chicago bank. Sergeant Zarkovich took a furlough. He loafed around pool rooms and hoodlum hangouts in the Calumet in- lt was no secret he Many a girl has a Kinking sensn- tlon when a llfcsavor's at hand. was looking for Dillinger. Monday it was learned that in the course of his search he made the acquaintance of two members of the underworld, Clifford Molar and Fred Breman. Molar was given a 60-day leave of absence from the Indiana state pnitentiary last August on the plea that he was suffering from tuberculosis. But during the furlough, it later developed, he found himself strong enough to hold up a couple of banks. He also met Dillinger. Whether they participated in the same robberies is not known definitely. But Molar was caught and sent back to prison. Breman was also a bank robber. He was paroled this year and so fas as could be learned Monday, was still at liberty. From one or both of these men, Molar, anxious for consideration for a parole perhaps, Bremen tempted by the reward offer, Zarkovich is understood to have received information. Only One Clue That was only one of the hundreds of scraps of information which reached the ears of federal investigators. Of the hundreds, many wer investigated and found to be false clues. On other occasions the trail of the Dillinger gang was found, still warm, but the quarry had fled. Because of the underworld source of most of this information, the whole story of the killing of Dillinger will never be told. The betrayers must be protected. Other members of the Dillinger gang, "Baby Face" Nelson, Homer Van Meter and John Hamilton (Continued ca Page Three) CHICAGO.— (ff>) -Weakened stock; part of 75,000 concentrated here from the drouth area for shipment to grazing lands, had to be shot Tuesday as a strike of handlers stopped efficient feeding and watering under blistering temperatures. Four hundred men had walked out by 2 o'clock Tuesday morning, and were joined later by the Livestock Commission Men's Union, leaving only a handful of workers to continue feeding the cattle. Most of the heavy concentration at the Union Stock Yards is : from other cities where the yards have been unable to handle the volume. 2 Condemned for Bishop's Murder 7 Other Armenians Given Long Sentences by New York Coiirt NEW YORK.-(/P)—Two of nine Ar menians convicted of the slaying o Archbishop Leon Tourian Tuesday were sentenced to die in the electri chair. The other seven were given sent ences from 10 to 20 years each b> Judge Joseph E. Corrigan. The archbishop was stabbed ti death last December at Holy Cros. Armenian church as he walked dow; the aisle. Longshoremen to Vote on a Truce Labor Election May Be Called in Minneapolis Truck Strike By the Associated Pre% Efforts to end two major strikes were under way Monday with peace ful negotiations brushing violence ou of the labor picture. Pickets for the striking Minneapoli truck drivers cruised about the city frightening the drivers of the city' garbage trucks intp dropping their ser vice, but otherwise kept the peace Meanwhile federal mediators tried t win the consent of both sides to set tling the strike by an election in whicl all employes would vote on whtate the Truck Drivers Union would rep resent them in collective bargaining. Vandalism broke out in San Fran Cisco's street car strike. Unidentified persons wrecked a street car by greas ing the track and tossing a flaming ra| soaked with fuel, in an attempt to se fire to the home of H. Poteet, a con ductor. The Pacific coast longshoremen whose 76-day dispute flared into the recent general strike, w?re ngugr) in a vote on submitting their strike to Arbitration.. Planes distributed ballots up and down the coast. A strike of livestock handlers In the St. Joseph, (Mo.) yarda was in progress as employers failed to answer an ultimatum from the workers callini for action on place terms proposed by the Regional Labor Board. Officials of a Hopewell (Va.) rayor plant went into conference with Anna Weistock, representing the Departmcn of labor, in an effort to end a strike in progress since June 29. Parks to Speak Twice Thursday Congressman at Patmos in Afternoon—at Spring Hill Thursday Night Congressman Tihnan B. Parks, seeking re-election from the Seventh Arkansas district, re-enters Hempstead county this week with two speeches Thursday, July 26. Mr. Parks will speaks at 3 in the afternoon at Patmos, and at 8 Thursday night at Spring Hill. Where Killer Walked in Trap W/i Experiment Farm; 107 Shown for City of Hope '- 4 .isH u -,,. • , ^. * "v; Second Heat Death This Summer Reported in Arkansas CORNINGJSJiOTTESf Mark of 110 Degrees , t . There Monday Still : '<?$ Holds Record . , TOP—The theater from which John Dllltnger, a woman on each arm, (•> walked Into his death trap on Chicago's North Side, Is shown here, with a milling throng of sightseers crowding about the scene of his last stand. U. S. agents and policeman opened fire on the desperado a moment after he left the film house, where he had' seen a picture featuring a career which almost paralleled his own. BOTTOM—A stiffening corpse in a welter of blood, toes up in a police patrol, John Dillinger lies here, at the end of his crimson trail. A bullet in his neck and wto in his chest ended the life of thp No. 1 outlaw a moment after he emerged from a Chicago neighborhood theater and walked into a death trap set by federal agents. The desperado was shot down as lie yanked vainly at his automatic. landidates Move to Shover Springs There Wednesday — and They Go to Patmos on Thursday The Hempstead county stump- speaking tour was renewed Tuesday at Rocky Mound. Many county and district candidates were slated to speak. From Rocky Mound the candidates move to Shover Springs on Wednesday, and Patmos on Thursday. The tour will continue daily until the primary election August 14. Practically every community center in the will be visited. 1,200 Socialists Seized in Vienna Government Moves to Check Alleged Coalition Party Revolt VIENNA, Austria.— (ff>) —Twelve hundred Socialists were arrested Tuesday in conection with an alleged plot to overthrow the Dolfuss government. It was the biggest roundup of political prisoners since the bloody civil war of last February. Political police are picking up threads of evidence which they say indicate that 'Socialists, Communists and Nazis are merge dinto a common front for a huge terror campaitll against the Fascist government. Attack Centered Upon 2 Trustees Pine Bluff and El Dorado Men Targets of Monticello Hearing M9NTICELLO, Ark. —(fP)- The hearing of a taxpayers' petition.seek- ing the removal of three members of the A. & M. College board of trustees here opened Tuesday. None of the trustees was present. Senator Arthur Johnson, sat as special master. After an argument over the service of a summons, it was decided to conduct the hearing on charges against J. L. Longino, Pine Bluff, and W. C. Perdue, ElDorado, —but not against E. W. Gates, who is on the West Coast. The charges are regarded as an attempt to secure the removal of Frank R. Horsfall, president of the school. Resignations Humored MONTICELLO, Ark. — Rumors of impending resignations overshadowed all other developments Monday as preparations were concluded for an open hearing Tuesday on a petition seeking removal of three trustees of A two-year heat record was brokep Tuesday when the, thermometer atjhe Fruit & Truck Branch Experiment Station recorded a temperature pf 105% degrees^. V;. The hottest." last year, July 3, Was 104%. The highest reading on the expert ment station thermometer this year up to Tuesday was 105 degrees, recorded last Wednesday. " In the city of Hope, N. E. O'Neal's official thermometer Tuesday showed a maximum reading of 107 degrees. Last Wednesday the O'Neal thermometer recorded 108 degrees. ' • Monday Previous HotteH , | LITTLE ROCK —(/P)— The mercury climbed Tuesday toward another new record after a high temperature of 103 degrees here Monday. ' • At noon Tuesday the temperature was 98, with the 'mercury climbing steadily. , Corning, was the hottest point itt Arkansas Monday with • 110.. • The,death of a levee worker at Helena brought the total for the state to two, By the Associated Press Growing in intensity, the.heat wave ran its toll of human lives to 404 Monday, and continued its deadly blight * on Middle Western crops. , v Drouth intensity and complete plant destruction were threatened in»rn»ny , sections,^ ; ,sttid*flth«r' areas, heretofore* J merely" unpleasantly hot, faced sett- ous.results. . , Thousands of cattle have been lost from the Mississippi to the Rocky mountains, and thousands more given up at forced sales. Experienced agronomists placed crop losses at many hundreds of millions of dollars., Human suffering reached spectapu- lar proportions. Temperatures mounted toward Sunday highs, which, in Oakes, N. D., was 111; in five Illinois cities 106; in Lincoln, Neb., 96, in Campbell, Minn., 109 and generally in the Southwest more than 100. Yesterday Quincy, 111., was HI. Off Lake Michigan a few miles the temperature Monday was 108 and many Illinois and Western points reported .even higher readings. ; Minnesota reported the current v4ve responsible for 24 deaths, Indiana 13; Illinois 113; Nebraska 47; Iowa 23, Missouri 135; Kansas 13; Michigan 13; Pennsylvania 1. The heat was not so severe,on the Eastern seaboard, where Baltimore was enjoying a cool 86. \ Virtually all livestock markets expected, 'and some of them received a rush of deliveries, due to inability, oJ farmers to. maintain their stock longer in feed and water. In Kansas City. Mo., experts, meeting over the drouth emergency, described Missouri crop prospects as the "poorest in history." Weather forecasters could see no relief from the heat, most of them predicting even higher temperatures for Tuesday. Green Denounces NRA Settlement Harriman Mill Agreement "Betrayal of Labor," He Says WASHINGTON — (#>)- Willlain Green, president of the American Federation of Labor Monday night crit- ized as "a betrayal of labor" the NRA agreement with the Harriman Hosiery company by which the Tennessee firm regained its Blue Eagle. , Green challenged the authority <w A. R. Clancy, NRA division admin istrator to negotiate the agreement with the Harriman concern. He said Administrator Hugh S. Johnson had givtn authority in writing to Major Geo. L. Berry, another divisional a'd- ministrator to handle the situation. (Continued tai Page Three) Markets L New York October cotton slumped 23 points for a loss of $1.25 per bale. Tuesday, closing at 12.76, which -was the low. December closed at 12.87, January at 12.90, March 13.02. New York spots, 12.85, sales none. Little Rock Produce Hens, heavy breeds, Ib 1 to 8c Hens, Leghorn breeds, Ib 6 to Tc Broilers, per Ib 10 to 13c Roosters, per Ib. 3 to 4c Eggs, candled, yet doz- U to 16c

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