Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on July 26, 1934 · Page 1
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Hope ^^^Hl^^^^ ^^B^^ ^^^fff^^^^Bn ^^^^^^t» WEATHER Arkansas— Partly cloudy to I unsettled; probably local thundershowers in tentral and northwest portions . Thursday night and Friday. VOLUME 36- -NUMBER 243 <AP»— >lcnn« (M<:.\>— MrntiH »ivn|»np«T Knfrrprlftp AMH'II HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JULY 26, 1934 H(nr of Hope fonnilrd IRIWi Hope Dnlly PI-MS, 1027| Connnlidated nil Hope S«nr, Jnnunry 18,. 1020. PRICE 6c CO£| THREAT OF Here and There -Editorial By ALEX. H. WASHBUBN- ft ft ft ft ' ft ft AVERTE # ^ E DITOR THE STAR: I am spending 3 cents of what few Flllv 211 y '' pennies I have to mail the coupon and make a reply to your editorial in Sunday's Hope Star (City Edition Saturday, Y° u toke the position that the rea- on you did not receive more answers to your coupon was that the people! ore better off today than they were one year ago. Well, perhaps you editors and the business world generally are bet- Dillinger Aide Jumps to His Death - - (a? ——• — , —; ' > •^ m mf « f I - --••••— -"- IT- i ""--- ' --' -.-in -.•J...---1.1-- . . - . —— « « .1 i • i .•••..I i •in... •HI... .••<— •• .• ft England, France 120 Cars Melons Shipped by County Through Monday 54 Loaded From Hope; 40 From Washington From Patmos 26 EXCEED LAST YEAR Excelsior Given Test to Replace Hay as Packing Material A total of 120 carloads of watermelons has been .shipped from Hempstead county this season, a survey showed Monday, Hope buyers loaded 54 cars. From Washington -10 cars were loaded. Pat- inos sent 26. All were routed over the Missouri Pacific to northern markets. The shipping season started about two weeks ago, with opening prices ranging from 40 to 65 cents per hundred pounds. Price quotations Thursday were from 25 to 40 cents per hundred. The peak of the harvest is over, but light movements will continue for the next 10 or 12 diiys, bringing the total carload shipments to around 150. Hope buyers snid more melons have Probasco Helped Noted Outlaw Get His Face "Lifted" 'Most Wanted 7 Dillinger Aides oft, and if good clothes and nicej Arrested. He Leaps From new cars are any indication, then Winrlnw nt' f!hif>airn someone is better off. ! WinClCW 01 OniCagO Federal Building But let me tell you something: If you will get out on the highways and drive all day and find two of these new cars being driven .by farmers (the backbone o fthe whole structure) let me know and I will have my good wife to sell enough of her hens at 7 or 8 cents per pound and send the money in to pay on a subscription. One of the gentlemen who arc seeking the congressional seat spoke at McCaskill last night. He made the proposition that if anyone present knew of any family that did not need from $25 to $50 worth of cotton goods in the home to hold up a hand. He said he had made the same proposition from every stump so far, and had not had a hand raised. Then talk about better times—bah! I suspect the reason the people have not made a reply is that they need the 3 cents for other things. This is all the writing paper I have, but 1 want to say that I never get "steamed up", as you say, but have given the facts as they are. R. E. HODGERS July 25, 1934. McCaskill, Ark. XXX The Star published its recovery ballot on three different days—a total] DOCTOR IS HUNTED Surgeon Who Altered Two Outlaws' Faces Sought by Police CHICAGC.-(/P)-Brought to the office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for questioning in connection .with the Dillinger case, James Probasco, 67, committed suicide Thursday by leaping from a 19th-story window to an alley below. S. P. Cowley, in charge of the bureau in the absence of Melvin H. Purvis, said the government had been informed that Dillinger had his face lifted at Frobasco's home, and that Homer Van Meter, a Dilllnger lieutenant, also had a facial operation to change his appearance. The doctor who did the work is being sought. Austria Is Headed by Starhemberg; Civil War Rages Fascist Chief of Heimwehr Is Chancellor—Battles Nazis DOLLFUSS IS DEAD But Nazi Pintelen, Who Sought to Oust Him, Also Is Killed George- Nelson CHICAGO.—John Dillinger's, money, the proceeds of his various bank robberies, was sought Wednesday by Coroner Frank Walsh, police and government officials and they reported ilUIJU UV.I y Wi 3 (KI4I.1 111W4W •••*.-»--—- --,--- . been sent to market this season than" ballots. distribution of approximately Q nnn I no progress because of the flight of 9lUW ' last, partly due to shortage of crops in Missouri »',nd East Texas, where drouth .and lice destroyed much of the crop. Prices have held up.better this sen- son; dUo fo greater demand, and bet- j tcr quality. As an experimental move to bring about better prices to the grower, a saving to railroads in freight claims, and to stimulate business of Arkansas' two excelsior plants, three carloads of excelsior-packed melons will be shipped thsi week by A. C. Monts. The excelsior is furnished free to determine whether excelsior or hay- packed melons bring the highest prices 01 Only 18 have come back to us-2-10ths of 1 per cent. Successful straw votes usually show a return of anywhere rom 10 to 50 per cent. A rtturn of 2-10ths of 1 per cent usually means nothing except that- the people weren't interested enough to vote. I interpret this to mean that they ire gtting along better than they were year ago or they wouldn't have passed up this opportunity to make a 'kick." Mr. Rodgers says I am wrong—but if the 18 ballots returned he has only 15 to back him up, 15 "kicks" out of 1,000 ballots distributed by The Star. Mr. Rodgers says there weren't more PoHy Hamilton, last 'of the sweet! hearts of. the bandit was was slain last Sunday Polly, who is 26, and was divorced last April by Roy Keele, a former Gary (Ind.) policeman, vanished after.-she and Mrs. Anna Sage, keeper, of I many vice resorts, were bereft 'of ' their escort, the man both said they knew as John Dillinger, a Board of Trade man, and who was called "Dilly" by their friends because of his resemblance to his own. pictures. Coroner Walsh searche dthe apartment occupied by Mrs. Sage and her son, Steve Chiolak, at 2420 North Hal- stcd street, just around the corner from the Biograph theater at 2433 ,„.,..., „.. arrival to market. A E. Lament, manager of an excelsior plant at Donaldson, is promoting the experiment. . , , . Mr Lnmont and Dudley Haddock, secretary of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce, were here this week pointinf out advantages to local shippers of excelsior-packed melons. Martial Law for Trucking Strike 4,000 Guardsmen Called Out by Governor of Minnesota MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — (fP)— Four thousand national guardsmen established military rule here Thursday on the order of Governor Floyd B. Olson after warring factions in the truck drivers' strike failed to agree on final peace plans submitted by federal mediators. The governor's decree followed acceptance of the peace plan by the drivers' union and a reply from the « employers' advisory committee accepting some of the terms with reservation but rejecting the wage scale suggested. Fergusons Face a Test on Saturday They Will Try" to Elect C. C. McDonald Governor of Texas AUSTIN, Tixas.— (/P)— The political genius that brought James E. Ferguson into prominence in Texas 20 years ago meets another test Saturday. Throughout Texas, facing a Demo» cratic primary on that date, the question is being aiked can "Farmer Jim," seeking no office for himself or his wife. Guv. Miiiam W. Ferguson, transmit his remarkable vote-getting powers to his favorite in the lace for governor? The Fergusons are retiring from office-holding, but they are not letting any political chips bu unturned in their quest for votes for C. C. McDonald, Wichita Falls lawyer and friend cf kns standing. •-,,- McDonald. James V. AUrcd, attw '*'r.sy eenera!; Edgar Witt, lieutenant iiovernor; C. C. Small, state senator; Maury Huthe;, farmer chairman o{ the itite Democratic Executive Co:n-• - returns because it costs 3 cents to Liucolnn avenue in frot of which Oil- nil a ballot ' Iin e er wus killed. Two keys found "What about the approximately 1,110 ! in Dillinger's pockets were in the city subscribers of The Star?. All they ] coroner s possession and one of them had to do was to walk a few blocks to our office. But they didn't. opened the front door to the apartment used as a trysting place by Dil- The Star has 45 rural correspondents ! linrcr and Polly. The other fitted the covering evry mail route in the Hope | lock in a door of the linen closet, trading territory. Any of our rural' Supervising Cupt. John Horan who readers could have given their ballots I accompanied Coroner Walsh to the to the nearest correspondent, to be apartment questioned Chiolak, who is mailed in to us in correspondence en- 23, relative to what effects Dillinger velopes on which we pay the postage. I had kept in the place. Chiolak denied That's a frequent practice—but this j that Dillinger, or Lawrence, as he time nobody took the trouble to do called him, had any of his personal it. effects there. There was a suspicion XXX on the part of the authorities that it Mr. Rodgers says that "editors and j was in this apartment that Dillinger the business world generally are better off". . . .but not the farmers. Hope's business is a good deal better this year than last. One of the oldest local business houses writes: Our expense is around $125 more per month, but our business is so much better we will do about $12,000 more this year than we did last year. Saturday, July 21, our sales were 53 per cent better than the same Saturday in July last year. Where is this better business coming from if it isn't coming from the farm? I Austin Test Down 650FeetThursday Martin & Co. Assembling Rig—Lentz Test on Houston Land Homer Vnn Meter The Dr. E. L. Austin oil test well, located seven miles south of Hope on the McWilliams land, passed the 650- feet mark Thursday, and was expected to strike the Nacatosh sand at a Chancellor depth of approximately 700 feet. W. Martin :&'; Co. oil firm of had secreted the machine gun, automatic pistol and bullet-proof ves found in Lake Michigan Tuesday. Mrs. Sage, who turned out to be thr> "girl in red" of the Dillinger death scene, had denied to police that she had arranged with government officials to lure Dillinger into their am- j buscade. She declared that both herself and Polly, whose picture was found in Dillinger's watch, were ignorant of the identiy of their cavalier. Doubting this, Capt. Thomas Duffy o fthe Sheffield avenue station, turn- Gathering Clouds Give Hope of Rain Maximum Temperatur Here Thursday at 2 p.m. Is 100 1 X> Degrees Scattered clouds brought hopes of rain and lower temperatures Thursday to Southwest Arkansas, scorch- id for the past several days with a heat-wave that has considerably damaged fruit and truck crops in this s section. The maximum reading here Thursday was 100 1-2, taken at 2 o'clock on N. P. O'Neal's offical therometer. Tho highest temperature Wednesday was 102 1-2. Ihe weather forecast for Thursday night and Friday was thunder- Tulsa, moved Its tig rig here this week from East Texas, and it is being assembled on the Martin test located on the Lafferty land, nine miles south of Hope. Drilling operations are expected to start before next Tuesday or Wednesday. The Edgar Johnson test is temporarily shut down, awaiting clearance of land titles. The Johnson well is on the George Jones land, south of Hope on the Falcon road. It was announced here Thursday that Mr. Lentz, Texarkana driller, wolud put down a test well on the Joe Houston land, just over the Hempstead line in LaFayette county. Crippled Children Drive Is Success *•••> jo luie oueiuuiu avenue DIUIIUII, tmn- It was the local farm territory that | ed Mrs Sagei w i, 0 j s 43, over to the caused a city to rise here. The city's custo d y o f Government Agent S. P. business goes up or down as the farms Cowley. The fact that government prosper or decline. I imagine local agents hac j prevented Detective Frank trade depends on the surrounding slatterv from arresting the two wo farm poulation to just about the ex-. mcn al the scene of the Dillinger death tent that The Star's circulation does- indicated to the police a previous ar(Continued on Page Five) FLAPPER FANNY SAYS: RIO. U. t. PAT. Off. into the run-j-z prii;\i?y. rangement by government agents with the two women. The fact that Mrs. Sage, who formerly operated a hotel in Gary, al i which Sergt. Martin Zarkvich of the East Chicago (Ind.) Police Department, was a resident guest, and that Zarkovich was credited with being the one who arranged the trap for Dillinger, suggested that Mrs. Sage had told him of her suspicion that 'Polly's boy friend" was Dillinger. Campaign Goes to Springjill Next Stump Speakers at Patmos Thursday—Week Ends Friday County and district candidates "opened up" at Patmos Thursday as the campaipn swung to the southend of the county with increasing interest. Friclav the- stur.-.p tour ir.oves to gpri"." Kill. howers with a slight drop in temper- iture. By the Associated Press Wind and rain combined to give some relief to parched fields, and the perspiring populace Wednesday, but '.he toll of death and damage contin ued to mount. Fatalities listed as "heat deaths" reached 1,079 persons. Thousands of head of livestock have been destroped ind the markt value of many additional thousands has been reduced during the past 16 days, while most •if the nation has suffered from temperatures ranging around 100. Irreparable damage has resulted to crops in all the great producing areas, Griin prices on the Cricago Board of Trade closed higher, corn and wheat up ZVt cents on the prediction that the corn crop would be the small est since 1901. The Chicago livestock market was closed to new arrivals due to a strike j is teh stockyards which were glutted with 75.000 Little Rock Institution Gets Excellent Local Support Two workers for the Arkansas Crippled Children's Society spent Wednesday and Thursday in Hope soliciting funds for this organization. The drive was a success here, Mrs. Beatrice Davis of Little Rock announced. Miss Maurice Reynolds of Pine Bluff, accompanied Mrs. Davis and aided in obtaining funds to carry on work among Hempstead county's crippled children. The two representatives expressed thanks to the Young Business Men's association, Gus Bernier of the New Capital hotel with whom the two were free guests, and all other organizations that co-operated and to the business and professional men and women who contributed to the fund. VIENNA, Austria — (/P)—The Fascist Heimwehr leader Prince Ernst Von Starhemberg, vice-chancellor. Thursday became chief of the Austrian government, succeeding Chancellor Englebert Dollfuss who was slain by a Nazi group in a putsch Wednesday. Dr. .Anton Pintelen, Austrian minister to Rome, who was jailed after the putsch failed to establish him as chancellor, died Thursday after being wounded in his,cell. Officials said U wag a suicide. Civil war broke, out Thursday as the Nazis battled government forces for control -in half a dozen cities in Sty- ria province. The Nazis were reported to be marching in increasing numbers against the combined gpvernmenl army and Heimwehr forces. An official announcement at Graz said that- 14 army men were killed and Nazi losses were believed heavy. .Meanwhile, war rumblings were heard over Europe as the result of the menacing situation. Seventy-five thousand- troops are concentrated along the border, and the nations pledged to maintain Austrian, independence planned to hold a conference Thursday,'."--:.-' . ••. ; Copyright Associated Press VIENNA, Austria—A group of Austrian Nazis Wednesday seized the federal chancellory, killed their bitter enemy Chancellor Englebert Dollfuss and held the government building until they were given a guarantee safe conduct to Germany—a guarantee which was revoked when it was discovered that Dollfuss was dead. The Nazis—numbering 144—were placed in Marokaner barraks, strip ped of their uniforms and were ordered held after a cabinet meeting un der the leadership of the new chancellor, Dr. Kurt Schuschnigg, ministe of education. The official comminique stated tha the fact that Dollfuss was killed can celled the promise of safe conduct in return for which the Nazis hac surrendered the guilding and free< other members of the governmnt they had ben holding for six and a quarte hours. Dr. Anton Rintelen, minister t Rome, who is well known t ohav pro-Nazi leanings and whose nam was connected with reports that Nazi were setting up a new government was placed under arrest. He is on and Italy Decide Not to Intervene Starhemberg as Chancellor Indicates an Orderly Austria A SERIOUS~MOMENT In Early Hours Thursday Powers Had Planned to Take Action LONDON, Eng.— (JP)— An authoritative source said Thursday that the governments of Great Britain, France and Italy are convinced that no new action by these three powers to de- Prince Ernst Von Starhemberg Shank Given Stay by Supreme Court Execution Scheduled for Friday Put Off Until Mid-September LITTLE ROCK— (/P)— Less than 24 hours before he was to be electrocuted 'or the poison murder of four persons, Mark H. Shank, Akron (Ohio) attor- Draft Salary Act in Howard County Taxpayers Association Submits Measure at Dierks - ., DIERKS, Ark.—At a meeting of the head of cattle recently, Howard County Taxpayers Associa- purchased by the federal government to rliv drouth-stricken farmers. Prices on the animals in the yargs were steady. On forecasts from the Weather Bureau of continued drouth, Reclamation Commissioner Ehvood Mead said tens , of thousands of persons in the Dako- j las and eatern slopes of the Rockies "must be moved." Storm on Gulf HOUSTON, Texas — (JP)— A great tropical itorm roared over a hundred mile section of the Texas Gulf coast Wcdensday nieht. At least 11 persons were be'.icvc-d drowned by hugh waves driver, ever lew-lying costa! areas t> wind:-, reaching a velocity pi it least SO r.-.U^ an.hour. D^.v.si-' w^; u*pvct- ed at (Ccnuaued oa tion here Tuesday night, the county salary and efficiency act which had been drafted was approved. Following are the salaries of the difercnt officers provided in the act: Treasurer, 51,600 a year. Assessor, $1.500 and expenses not to exceed ?150. County Judge, $2,000. Circuit Clerk, $1.800, with no allowance for deputy hire. County Clerk, $1.800, wit'.' allowance of deputy at $20 a week not to exceed 20 weeks. Sheriff and collector, $2,000. with one deputy at $1,200 and another at $300, with the expc-ns.es of the officers to be paid for by the county, provided, however, that the : ia'.ar;e& ar.d exjcr^es rhi'.l BOI ticeei M j*-'i" com oi the f^iiS, ec.r»ed by the officers. No War, Says Davis* NEW. YORK — (#>)— Norman H. Davis, American ambaasodor-at- large, predicted Thursday on his return here that the Austriatfsitua- tion would not involve other nations in a war. fend Austrian independence is necessary in view of developments there. This source said that the three governments named felt assured that a death blow had been struck at the Nazi movement in Austria by the actions of that group Wednesday; The same source revealed'that'earl- ier Thursday these three nations lost no time iri preparing to take action in the Austro-German situation. Or. , the basis of more complete information from Vienna, however, it was predicted they would keep theirihands off. received a stay^ of execution j A Precaution Only ROME, Italy.— (ff>)— An official com- munique announced Thursday that Italian troops had been ordered 'to the Austrian frontier hut declared whether he court, not now ih' session, re- . 16f a^AMocfatod Press convenes September 17. | With all Italy's military forces held Attorneys were grabbing at a last j in readiness at orders of Premier straw when they petitioned Justice ; Mussolini for any eventuality Wed- T H Humphrey to stay the execu- 1 nesuay night, an official announce- tion and allow them a chance to prove ment came from Rome that Austria Shank is now insane. had requested intervention by Euro. After taking the matter under ad- 1 pean powers to guarantee her integ- visement for two hours the justice rity. signed the order. Defense attorneys are appealing Every capital in Europe was tense with expectancy and in some cases from the ruling of Judge T. G. Par- apprehension was expressed over de- ham at Pine Bluff Wednesday, in: velopments in Austria climaxed by which he refused a mandamus writ fcr a sanity probe. Shank accepted the news without! a tremor and immediately went to- sleep. of the most prominnt of Austrians in public life in recent years. Dollfus was shot to death as the Nazis, under the leadership of men disguised as officers of the Heim- wehr (Fascist home guard, loyal government organization), raided the chancellor's office in a sudden "putsch." Fey Held Emil Fey, idol of the Heimwehr and former vice-chancellor, was one qf those who was held prisoner from 12:45 p. m to until shortly after 7 Wednesday night and it was through him that negotiations were conducted for the surrender of the building in return for safe transit to the border for the rebels. While Dollfuss was said by officials rifter the peace agreement was reached to havt been killed immediately, his fate did not become known until the Nazis had been loaded into trucks and started for Germany. After the day of disorder and excitement, in the course of which an undetermined number of persons were killed, martial law was proclaimed in Vienna and in part of the province of Styria, Nazi stronghold. Fighting Reported There were reports of fighting in Styria Wednesday night an dshooting was heard in some sections of Vienna. Dr. Schuschnigg was named by President Miklas to take over the government as chancellor and began his duties Wednesday night. The future of the country was be clouded, however, as ti did not appear at once what the position of Prince Ernst von Starhemberg, vice chancellor will be. The prince, at first reported in charge of the ministers not captured by the Nazis, later was found to be in Vepice. He is expected in Vienna tomorrow. Whether the naming oi Schusch- »:eg was a ten-.5^>ra.ry affair, was the subject cf' sjp^cul4tic.n, is von £u> '.-.c.-.-lbo.-^. 3 .Ifcidi'f Of tV was ta a strong jiositiuv the assasination of Chancellor Dollfuss by the Nazis. Berlin's ambassador to Austria was withdrawn by order of the government, supporting sensational revelations that'the ambassador had intervened the Vienna chancellery and shot down Dollfuss. Otherwise, in* 'Get- many, at which the venom of the Italian press has been directed for her alleged interference in Austrian affairs, any hint of participation in today's developments met with official denials. The Italian ambassador to France conferred with French Foreign Minister Barthou and it was said unofficially that telephone lines between Fairs, Rome anl London were busy A. & M. Board Is Likely to Resign 2 of 3 Trustees Under Fire Are Believed Ready to Quit MONTICELLO— Trustees of the Monticello A- & M. College and Prts- 1 with consultations. ident Frank Horsfall would resign > France and the Little Entente view voluntarily if they had the best inter- , Austrian independence as vital to the tsts of the institution at heart, C. T ! peace of Europe. Harris, who recently resigned from the | The coincidence of dates was wide- board,' declared from the stand Wed- i ly remarked upon wherever the day's ntsday. I developments were discussesd. It was His opinion was expressed to State ; 20 years to a day after Austria's sev- Senator Arthur Johnson of Star City,' erance of relations with Serbia which citting as a special master for Cover- ! placed Europe on the brink of the nor Futrell at the opining hearing of | World war. charges against Trustees J. L. Longino, of Pine Bluff, E. W. Gates of Cross- 1 ett and W. C. Perdue of ElDorado. | w ith Germany would cause the Little Nothing les than the resignation of ' Entente to interfere. Assumption of the board and president and reorgan- j control by Austrian Nazis would be ization of the college's administration \ insufficient to cause intervention it will satisfy either the studtnts of the was s jted. institution of a majority of the tax- Premier Mussolini was at Riccione, payerr in the 18 countits embraced in | Italy, where he personally called up- the district, Mr. Harris said. He de- j on At Praha, Czechoslovakia, an official stated that only Austrian union Dollfuss, widow of the slain . , clared he was expressing his opinion I chancellor, to offer condolence.-;. The as a result of his obtrvations as a j c hancellor was to have joined her this resident of Monticello for 71 years and , wee k-end at the Italian resort as a leading business mann and banker | thoroguly familiar with the fetlingi throughout the Fourth district. ' Italy Aroused ROME.— (ff)— War-time military or^ were given Wednesday night by H* testimony, flared into sensation ahsm at pomts, climaxed the second Mussolini acting as „«*.«. and final days of the hearing on the, aviation, directing In addition to the completion of the. velopment. testimony there were Several other! The government-inspired Pre»»' developmnts in th caseT.yedRwzsax, nounced Italy s deep-seated resent- developments in the case. Outstanding; (Continued on Page Three) was the ascertaining to a practical j_ certainty that at least two and prob-' ably all three of the trustees whose removal is asked in the petition on which the hearing is held, have signed resignations for presentation to Gov-; emor Futrell. Friends close to both knew almost for certain that both of them had signed a blanket resignation; Markeb The New York cotton market was steady Thursday, dropping 20 cents per bale to close at 12.73 on Octobe.- ^ closed at 12 . 77> or planed to sign one. I UtU<? 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