Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on July 25, 1934 · Page 1
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This newspaper produced uhtler dl- visions A-2 & A-S Grnphic Arts Code. Star WEATHER Arkansas—Generaly fait Wednesday night; Thursday partly cloudy to unsettled, probably I local thundcrshotverg and not j so warm in extreme north !j portion. II VOLUME 35—NUMBER 242 (AIM — MPIIIIN (,\K.V) — MrmiN ANBoclnti-il I-'titiT))! INI* A** 1 !! HOPE, ARKANSAS,-'WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 1934 S«nr of Hope founded 18fll»| Hone Dully Prf««, Co.itftolldntcd im Hope S<nr, Jnnunrj- 18,. 1020. 1027 1 PRICE 6c COPt OLLFU ERTHROWNAND REPORTED SLAIN Here and There -Editorial By ALEX. H. WASHBUBN- T HE Austrian revolution today is the gravest news since the assassination in the Balkans 20 years ago which started the World war. Know the Man Was Outlaw Dillinger He Was "Jirn Lawrence" to Her—Board of Trade Employe FLED FROM FIGHT Mrs. Anna Sage One of Two Women at Theater With Dillinger f I'lrlnres on Page 5 CHICAGO —(/P r - From "the girl in red" police learned more Wednesday about how John Dillinger walked into the trap which ended with his death his crime carer. The girl in red, one of the two women with the outlaw as he was killed, but who disappeared when the shooting started, was identified as Mrs. Anna . &a e e ;.: ^.* ... ...,:„. She wp.s'nrrcsfcd Tuesday night at an apartment just around the <• nor from the tncatcr whcr Dillinger was slain. She said she knew Dillintfer as Jim Lawrence and said he posed as a Board of Trade employe. The other woman wa.s said to be Mrs. Roy Kecle, divorced wife of a Gary liccman. 1'idurc on Wntrli CHICAGO—The "girl in red" who walked, with John Dillinccr into a government ambuscade, and out of it alone, was identified Tuesday night as Anna Miller, 2420 North Halstead street, whom the government had sought to deport to Roumania. The girl whose picture was in Dil- lingcr's watch when he was slain Sunday night, was identified as Mrs. Roy Keelr. a divorcee, whose maiden name vvas Polly Rita Hamilton and to whom Dillingcr had become engaged while the entire law enforcement machinery of the country was hunting for him. The murderer, whose life outside prison wa.s devoted to love-making, bank-robbing and cop-killing, also had left behind a machine gun, a sup- crautcmatic pistol and a bullet-proof vest which were fished from Lake Michigan today and turned over to the government to be placed with the hat, watch and gun taken from Dillinger's body and which will be placed a government museum as exhibits under Pay." World prosperity demands the guar- rtlantee of peace—and peace can be guaranteed only by stable and orderly governments. The Austrian collapse adds one more patient to the European sick list: Russia, with a mysterious government whose economic policies are distrusted by all nations; Germany, ! in the throes of civil wur; Sweden, Bankrupted by the manipulations of her suicide match kins; Spain, whos new republic is insecurely scaled. Only England, France and Italy remain as strong arms lor European peace—and high taxation and radical governmental measures have forced coalition rule even in these three nations. XXX There is little ical news out of Austria today, except that Chancellor Dollfuss, supported by the French, has fallen. Mhat may be deeply significant. France and her 'gold-bloc allies financed the Dollfuss government to keep Austria out of the hands of the German Hitler. Austrian* are cousins of the Germans, and union with Germany has been a political dream for half a century. A united Germany and Austria might be a threat to France's present position of "top clog" in Europp. < •; You rei/ail' tilttt'tliu Gorman Hitlei visited Premier Mussolini of Italy this month, and they are supposed to have reached an agreement regarding Austria. Whatever it was they agreed upon, the news of their meeting was vastly disturbing to the French. And now, with the dictators scarcely back home again, the French-sup(Ind.) po-^p 0rle( j government of Austria has gone to pieces. XXX Two factors pull nations into war —racial fear and economic crises. It is racial fear that . motivates France in her negotiations with Austria—fear of Germany and suspicion of Italy. The economic crisis plays a part, of course; but on the continent most wars have started in racial antagon- Sanity Hearing Is Denied Shank; Only Hope Is Governor Pine Bluff Judge Refuses to Grant Mandamus to Force Hearing ALREADY~REVIEWED Shank to Be Executed Friday for Poison Murder of Four FINE BLUFF, Ark.— (/P) —Circui Judge Parham-rcfurc;! Wednesday I grant a petition for a writ of man damns to attorneys for Mark H. Shan!' condemned quadruple poison slaye who is scheduled to die Friday. The attorneys sought a sanity hear infi for the condemned man. the heading, "Crime Does Not Women's Future Uncertain Anna, who is 43, and who operated a disorderly house at the Halstead street address where Dillinger either lived for severs. 1 weeks or visited frequently, and Polly, who is 26, daughter of a minister and divorced from a Gary, Ind., policeman, were responsible for Dillinger's death or they may be charged with harboring him, police were not sure which. Mrs. Sage, whose married name was formerly Chiolek and who operated a resort in Gary until a few years Do These Maps Forecast Another War ; ft ft ft • ft •ench-Supported Chancellor Dollfuss Is Down and Out; the German Hitler and Italian Mussolini Reached an Understanding Last jVIonth, Presumably on Austria—Was Today's Revolution Therefore "Inspired"? -f. BEFOREiTHE WAR ago, said she was well acquainted) — with Sergeant Zarhovich of the East | Chicago, Ind., police who was credited with obtaining information which brought government agents to the Bio- grahn theater 2-133 Lincoln avenue, Sunday night. The theater where Dillinger saw his last picture rf a gangster going to the electric chair, is just around the corner from the flat operated by Mrs. Kngc. alias Miller, alia:; Chiolck, at 2420 Nrrth Hal;;lead street. Rear ends of each building arc separated by an alley and are not 100 feet apart. Girl a rrcijutnt Visitor Folly, who was wooed and won by Dillinger in the last five weeks of hii life was a frequent visitor in the Tage apartment. Her ex-husband had once tended b:iv for Mvs. Sage in Gary after he left the Gary police department. Madame Sage readily admitted having entertained Dillinger, whom she- said she knew as Jim Lawrence, but j.^ denied he wa.s a roomer in her house. »"'She denied that .'.ho hud penetrated the Dillinger disguise, which consisted of mustache, spectacles and a bit ct face lifting. She domed that she had informed Sergeant Zarkovich or government apcnts of the fact that she guessed the identity of Dillinger and "put him en the spot." She denied she was actuated by hopes cf gaining the reward which Economic crises are terrible enough, but they can be solved without national violence. England is an example. The English, Scotch and Irish speak one language. Isolated to a point where they do not greatly fear attack from the outside, they settle economic trouble by throwing their major political parties into a single emergency government—a coalition party, headed by the Laborite MacDonald and supported by Conservatives, Liberals, and moderate Laborites. XXX The United States is still more fortunate. On tha North American continent we have no important racial fueds. Our isolation is 10 times greater than that of England. And we have met the economic crisis without violence—using the same expedient that all self-governing nations use, throwing the rank and file of our citizens behind a virtually non-partisan government to lead us cut of business trouble. XXX All the more tragic, therefore, is the trouble now brewing on the European continent. Austria represents a racial threat a(Continued on Page Three) i RAPPER FANNY SAYS: BEO. U. S. P»T. OFF. TODAY Europe Post-Versailles Europe «i Page Three) Men who choose 'alluring figures often have their day ol reckou- Mark II. Shank The judge held that since a court of proper jurisdiction had already passed on the question he could not grant the mandamus order. The only hope for Shank now is an appeal to the povernor for clemency. Decision Wednesday LITTLE ROCK—Circuit Judge T. G. Pas ham will decide Wednesday whether to order Sup. S. L. Todhunter of the state penitentiary to conduct a sanity hearing for Mark Shank, Akron (Ohio) atorney, condemned to die Friday in the lectric chair for the poinson murder of four members of "... Uvin Colley family. A petition for a writ of mandamus' to compel the superintendent to conduct (lie sanity inquisition was filed in Jefferson Circuit Court Tuesday afternoon by the condemned man's attorneys, and Judge Parham set the hearing for 10 a .in Wednesday. As matters stood Tuesday an appeal irom a possible adverse decision by ludge Par.ihm to the State Supreme "'curt would serve no purpose, for A. ?i. Sadler, deputy clerk, said the Su- irem Court clerk is without authority 'o issue a stay of excuiton. Shank's attorneys announce they will appeal to the Supreme Court, if Judge Farham denies the petition, •in a writ cf rertiorari, but Mr. Sadler said an exhaustive sarch of Ark- ansa:: law failed to disclose a precedent for a stay of cxcution by the clerk on such an appeal. The Supreme Ccurt c'lcry may issue • itch a stay, he said, only upon an ap- pi.f.l from a death .sentence, and an urm-'i! in "'is ca^o would be from a Jc-cLii.li "ii a taiiilv htMriuy petition. Wife Remains in Bed Meanwhile. Mrs. Shank, who came ironi Ohio Monday to yid in the la^t iiiJH fir her husband's life, remained in her bed in the Hotel Marion, and a'tomey;. s.'jid i-h." probably would de- lav her rcT:-=c>nal plea to Governor Futrell 'or rlemury until after the circuit court, hearing in Pine Bluff. Govcinor Futiel.l has declared he ire:; ro rea::o:i for interfering with the scheduled excution.. Superintendent 'lodhunter refused to 01 ant thi- 1 petition for a sanity hear- im:, because, he said, ther is no doubt in his mind as to Shank's sanity. Senator and Mrs. Robinson to Europe NEW YORK.—i.-T'i—Senator Joe T. Rabi'.iLon and Mrs. Robinson sailed aboard the liner l-'rc-L-ident Rno:-:cvelt Wednesday for a several months' tour of Europe. Shipp, Improved, Removed to Home H. C. Ogan, Auto Victim, Also Able to Leave Local Hospital George Shipp, injured seriously eight days ago in a motorcycle-automobile collision on West Third street, was removed from Josephine hospital Wednesday to his home. Shipp sustained a severe head injury when thrown from the motorcycle to the pavement. H. C. Ogan, injured June 17 in an automobile accident on the Fulton road in which his son, Fred, was killed and several other persons hurt, was removed from the hospital Wednesday to his home at Fulton. F'ayton Kolb, ill for the past week with malaria fever, left the hospital Wednesday. He is the son of Dr. and Mr?. A. C, Kolb. Delirious from a serious attack of malaria fever was blamed Wednesday by physicians at Josephine hospital for the temporary loss of memory of Dee Chism of Llano, Texas. Chism was found on the streets here last week in a dazed condition. Officers held him in jail several days before his identity could be established. His brother, Malcolm Chism, came here from Texas and transfered him from jail to the hospital. Slays ffis~Wife and 'Other Man' Outraged Husband Murders Two and Surrenders at Little Rock Thunder-Storms This Week Promise Relief From Heat Experiment Station Temperature Wednesday Falls to 99VL>—Tuesday's Peak of 106 Hottest Since 1930 The heat wave receded slightly Wednesday,. with temperatures ranging iround the 100 mark. The maximum at the Fruit & Truck Branch Experiment station was 99%, recorded at 2:15 p. m. Tuesday's high at the station was 106, the highest since July 29, 1930 when the mercury climbed to 108V4. The reading was taken around 4 o'clock after The Star had gone to press with a reading of 105% degrees. Wednesday's maximum temperature in the city was 102%, N. P. O'Neal's federal thermometer showed. By the Associated Press A forecast of cloudy weather and scattered showers over Arkansas the next two days gave hope Wednesday of an abatement of the high temperatures which have gripped the state for two weeks. Newport and Walnut Ridge were reported to have the highest readings Tuesday with 110 degrees; Four additional deaths were reported in this state, with the total for the nation passing the 700 mark. The Arkansas river at Little Rock fell to the lowest mark in its history (Continued on Page Three) LITTLE ROCK.— An outraged husband shot and fatally wounded his wife in their Park Hill home Tuesday, then jumped into his car and sped to Seventh and Main streets. Little Rock, where he shot and killed tlv.- man he accused of being his wife's paramour. The slain man was Horace Fletcher Steelc. 32, operator of a cigar stand. The avenging husband is K. R(Tommy) Thomas, 32. His wife, Mrs. Gladys Berry Thomas. 26, died at Baptist State hospital Wednesday ivmrning. Earlier, physicians there had believed that she had a chance for recovery. Death \vai- caused by an internal hemmorage from a wound in the liver. doctors said. Upon learning of Mrs. Thomas, death Dr. Aday placed a second Thomas. charge of murder against When informed at the jail that his wife had died, Thomas became hysterical and almost collapsed, officers After firing five shots at Stcclc as the cigar proprietor fled for his life across Seventh street—the five shots inflicted seven wounds—Thomas walked to his car, drove to the Pulaski (Cur-Uiiued o.u Page Three) Christian Endeavor to Present a Play "College Matrimony" to Be Staged at City Hall August 3 "College Matrimony," a three-act comedy with choruses and musical spceialties between acts, will be presented under auspices of the Christian Endeavor in city hall auditorium at 8 o'clock the night of August 3, it was announced here Wednesday. The play is a fast-moving comedy with a cast of approximately 75 characters. Opal Copeland, dramatic coach and playright from Arkadelphia, will direct the play. She has had wide experience in coaching plays. A versatile cast is being selected by Miss Copeland for the production. Roosevelt Arrives in Hawaii; Fishes President Hunts Swordfish Before Planning to Go Ashore Still No Word of Byrd in Antarctic Tractor Party Returns to Base After Failing to Break Through LITTLE AMERICA, Antarctica-^) —The tractor party which attempted to make its way to Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd's advance camp bijit was forced back by bitter storms returned safely Wednesday to Little America. Word is still lacking, however, frorr Byrd, whose radio is out of order. Farmer Must Get Cotton Allotment A p p 1 i c a tions Available Monday—Failure Means 5 Cents Pound Penalty All ctton farmers who do not make ipplication for an allotment under the Bankhead Act will be forced to pay i tax of not less than five cents per pound on all lint cotton produced this Stock Yards Are Tied Upby Strike All Trading Ceases—U. S. Suspends Drouth Livestock Purchases Stock Yards Paralyzed CHICAGO.—(/P)—All trading at the world's greatest livestock center came to an abrupt halt Tuesday. The huge Chicago stock yards was paralyzed year, Frank R. Stanley, county agent, announced Dednesday. In orde to receive an allotment, cot'.on growers must first make application to their local committeemen for h a nallotment, which will be checked and turned over to the county committee, which will in turn pass the application on to the state board which will make individual allotments, Mr. Stanley said. Applications should be made as early as possible, since it is necessary hat all applications for individual allotments be in the hands of fthe state allotment board before individual allotments can be made in the county, and the more quickly all cotton producers file application with the community committeemen, the sooner individual allotments will be made to individual farmers, he said. Applications will be received in Hempstead county beginning Monday, July 30 Mr. Stanley further stated that tax- exempt certificates wil be issued only to cotton producers making application for and establishing the right to exmption from the tax and a certificate may be used only by the person, or persons, to whom it is issued. As far as is possible producers will be allotted amount of cotton equivalent to the average production per acre shown in the 1934-35 acreage reduction contract in the case of contract signers. There will be cases where allotments will be somewhat greater ban this; on the other hand there will be cases where the allotments will be smaller. The intent is to permit, as nearly as possible, contract signers to in fre of the tax all cotton produced on the acreage permitted under the voluntary contract. Farmers who did not sign, a voluntary acreage reduction contract will, if they desire to sel,! cotton tax free, be required to make application for an allotment and tax-exemption certificates the same as the signers of Entire C?feir,et Is Held Prisoner by Military Uprising Chancelor Reported Slain, Others Captured in Revolt ' A. RADIO BROADCAST Con f, He ting Announcement Followed by Gunfire atvStation Studio VIENNA, Austria.— (7P) —Chancelor Engelbert Dollfuss and the entire Austrian cabinet were captured Wednesday by the Austrian Nazis. The complete list of government | heads are held prisoners by the fed| eral chancellory. An announcement that Dollfuss had resigned was broadcast over the official radio station but was immediately denied by the Austrian News • Agency. Firing broke out at the radio station as machine guns posted on top of the finance ministry building swept i the radio station nearby from where I the announcement was niade. I Before the fighting was long under ' way it was definitely established that , one was killed and several were wounded. The business district TWas paralyzed. . - _,.. •> MearrwhiJ&'.te' ; v{as' reported from KlagqniuH," •xSirimjVia, thai the fe3- M eral rarny had taken prisoner President Wilhelm Miklas. The Heimwehr commanders declared they were fighting against a Nazi putsch. It was reported that eight men, apparently disguised, forced their way into the radio station, shot the police official on guard and forced the announcer to broadcast the report that Dollfuss had resigned and that Anton Rintelen had been made chancellor. Chancellor Dollfuss was reported by a police commissioner to have been shot and seriously wounded during the putsch. The commissioner said Dollfuss had resigned. Four hours later civilians rushed from the chancellory crying: "Dollfuss is dead!" But this could not bs confirmed. Communication facilities between Vienna and the outside world were cut off but reports to London said there were 10 known dead. Reports that President Miklas is a prisoner were believed later to be in error, and he is thought to be guarded by troops, since he issued an ultimatum 'signed by himself. Slew Own Child to Obtain Insurance Texan Confesses He Did It So He Could Support Other One by a strike at 2 a. in.. when the 80 KIATUA, Hawaii, —(/P)— Appearing tanned, fit and well rested after his 5000-mile voyage here from Panama, President Roosevelt arrived Tuesday on this coast—the first president of the United States ever to visit Hawaii —and then went fishing without coming ashore. After receiving Territorial Governor Poindexter aboard the U. S. S. Houston he shoved off in a small boat accompanied by his son, John, and Captain Wilson Brown, his naval aide and headed for the Makalawena Banks, where the giant swordfish run. In another boat were Henry Pala- kiki, champion Hawaiian fisherman, and Lieutenant Cammander Guy (Continued on Page Three) members o fthc Livestock Handlers' Union walked out. Seventy-five thousand animals, most of the unfed since the handlers abandoned their posts, bleated and milled in their unprotected enclosures. An uncounted number of them dropped dead as the hottest weather the city ever exprienced—104.8 degrees—transformed their habitat into a death valley. All but the 15,000 of the mammoth livestock herd were listed as distressed when the government brought them here from parched prairies Most of these were already gaunt and emaciated from month spent on the dusty plains with inadequate food and water. Some of the animals, staggering (Continued on Page Three) contracts. It wil be uustoahf contracts. It will be ncessary for them to supply teh needed information in regard to their cotton history on their farm, which will be used by the state allotment board in determining the allotment they will receive. HOUSTON,, Texas. — (/P) — E. H. Stuart, 28, and unemployed, confessed Tuesday, police said, that he killed one of his small .twin daughters for her insurance so that he would be able to support the other. Dortha Stuart, 4, was found dead in Cypress creek 17 miles north of Houston early Tuesday. Her father previously had told police she eithe; had been kidnaped or had strayed from his automobile while it was parked here last night. For six hour; he held to his story, then broke down and signed a confession. Detective Lieut. A. C. Thornton chief of the police homicile squad, quoted Stuart as saying that he hel:' the little girl's head under water for three minutes with his hand around Her throat ^o she couldn't swallow. He said he kept a tight grip on her neck while she kicked and thrashed. Officers said Stuart told them he had "too imny children"—that he conceived the idea of killing one of them for the insurance, and that he intended to use part of the money to bury the dead child and the rest to support Dorth, the surviving twin. Playground News About 30 children visit the park every day betweii the hours of 8:30 and 11 a. m. and 2:30 and 5:30 p. m.. The children engage in a number of Markets New York October cotton closed at quiet games such as checkers, polly--12.76, the ^ame as the previous close. anna and petsa. Other games are volley ball, softball, tennis, croquet and horseshoe, all of which are played in the shade. A large number of sand piles, tables benches, and plenty of ice water are provided. If a sufficient number of children join the club there will be contests in the various girr.es. Decmber contracts closed the same a- Tuesday. January cotton.was up one point, closing at 12.91. March closed at 13.05-06. Little Rock Produce Hens, heavy breeds, Ib 1 to 8c Hens, Leghorn breeds, Ib 6 to 7c Broilers, per Ib 10 to 13-' Roosters, per Ib 3 to 4c Eggs, candled, per doz ...11 to 16c

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