Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on July 27, 1934 · Page 1
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This nwwptp* produced undet dl« visions A-a * A-S Ornphlc Arti Code. jfjf : ^--- •BHBfc ««BHHfci ^^^••^^^^ ^^^^^i^^^^ ^^^ttH^^ Star WEA'fHEB ,| Arkansas—Cloudy, thunder* showers Friday afternoon And L night and possibly In extreme jl cast portion Saturday; slightly 1 cooler Friday night. VOLUME 35—NUMBEH 244 (AT)— Mrnni Annnrlntnl I'rrtlH (M3A)—Mrnnn ]\>«-*pn|>rr Mntrrj)tlm> HOPE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, JULY 27, 1934 V(nr of Hope fo,.inlc<l I800| Hope Dnllr Prftm, 1027| £0.tifio'litln<eil an Hope S(nr, Jnnnnry IS. 1020. PRICE 5c COPtf ITALY EPORTED ON MARCH Here and There -Editorial By ALEX. H. WASHBURN- H EMPSTEAD county farmers should disregard press reports of a possible suspension of the Bankhead control law, and should obtain their allotment certificates from local committeemen Monday just as though there were no talk about abandoning the .reduction law. No other course is safe —and it is unlikely that the government will penalize any man who obeys the law, or reward another man for breaking it. A sensibe view is taken by Charles -SO. Henry of Newport, Ark., general manager of the Mid-South Cotton Growers association, who urges faim- crs to live up to their contracts ii these words: I am not in favor of annulment of the act regardless of the reduction caused by the drouth, for two reasons. First, such action breaks faith with the grower who voluntarily reduced acreage last year in the federal restriction campaign, and at the same lime allows the chis- elcr, or non-signer, who grew as much cotton as he pleased, to grow rich at the signer's expense. Second, annulment will destroy the price guarantee made by growers through issuance of exemption certificates for each bale Judge Kirby Dead: Basil Baker May Get Appointment Death of Supreme Court Jurist Leaves Baker Unopposed TO FILL OUT TERM Unopposed Candidate Would Be Appointed After Primary, Report LITTLE ROCK—The death of Associate Justice William F. Kirby of the Arkansas Supreme Court leaves Basil Bnkcr, Joncsboro attorney, unapposed for the office in the August 14th primary. The Kirby and Baker race was the only one, since. Justices Mehaffey and Humphreys arc unapposed. It is considered likely that Governor Futrcll will appoint Baker to the vacancy after the primary, Arkansas Drouth Is Broken Friday by Scattered Rain 10-Minute Rain Is Reported Friday Noon at Prescott NONE HERE AS YET Heavy Clouds Over Hope, With Considerable Drop in Temperature A 21-day drouth that has considerably damaged crops in Hempstead county remained unbroken at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon despite threatening rain clouds. The temperature declined somewhat, however. During the month of July only 1.29 inches of rain has fallen, according to figures released by the Fruit & Truck Branch Experiment station. July 1 the county was visited with .75 of inch of precipitation. The following day .04 of an inch fell. The nex and the last rainfall was on July 6 empion ceri • • of cotton allotted them under the when 1-2 inch was recorded. . __ .i.*. nn i* I Anl lr»h* rinnitrrii* elnrttnfT n' Kirby Dies LITTLE ROCK—William F. Kirby, 67, associate justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court and former United States senator, died of a heart attack ut,6:40 p. m. Thursday a few minutes after he was removed from his home to a hospital,. . , t ,..,uiu_,_ life Had been ill several days at his home, 1013 West Third street, but members of his family and friends did not consider his condition serious until Thursday. The intense heat of the past few days aggravated his condition, which took a sudden turn for the worse. His physician had him removed to a hospital but he succumbed within 10 minutes after he reached it. He is survived by his wife, a son, William J. Kirby, a young attorney who has acted as his father's secretary several years; two brothers, Joe E. Kirby of Little Rock and Dr. H. W. Kirby of Georgetown, Col.; an aunt, Mrs. William Buchanan of Texarkana, and an uncle, L. E. Ferguson of California. Judge Kirby served in both branches of the Genera! Assembly when a young man, was attorney general from 1907 to 1909, and had served as an associate justice of the supreme court before being elected United States senator in 1916 to succeed James P. Clark, who died October 1, 1916. He was succeeded in the Senate by the late T. H. Caraway in 1921 and was elected as:ociate justice in 1926 to fill one of iho new places on the bench created by an initiated amendment adopted in 1924. He was again a candidate in the August 14 primary for another eight- year term and was opposed by Basil Baker, Jonesboro lawyer, who is left without opposition for the nomination. Judgo Kirby's term would have expired December 31. The supreme court recessed July 16 until September 17 and it is considered probable 1 that Governor Futrcll will appoint the '••• Democratic nominee after the primary election to fill the unexpired term. Long Fills Posts But N. 0. Defiant Crescent City Will Insist on Right to Hold Election bill. If a grower, alloted 100 bales, only grows 75 bales, he received exemption certificates for each bale which he failed to grow, and he later may sell these. Here is the average farmer's position, plainly stated. Any talk of abandoning the Bankhead law at this stage of the 1934 cotton crop means a vast and complicated system of federal rewards and penalties to settle the score between those who meant to obey the law and those who did not. Publicity may come from any source —but what the farmers originally started the government will stand by, regardless of efforts of cotton processors, bankers and others who are not actual producers. Bulletins PARIS, France — (ff) —Marshal Louis II. Lynutey, virtual war dictator of France under Atistide Brinnd, died Friday at the age of 80. Cotton Reduction Must Be Enforced Suspension of Bankhead Law Would Penalize the Faithful A slight shower starting at 12:45 p I in. Friday, fell in the city of Prescott I It lasted 10 or 15 minutes. A stron wind blew in with the rain, but no naterial damage resulted. It could not be learned whether other parts of Nevada county were visited with Cotton Allotment Certificates to Be Obtained Here Farmers Must See Committeemen to Get Gin Tax Exemption PLACES~TO APPLY Here Is List of Places Where Committeemen Will Meet Infatuation Leads to Double Killing Floridian Slays Girl When She Finds Out He is Married MIAMI, Fla. —(/P)— A 21-year-old co-ed, Mary Elizabeth Stephens, was shot to death in her home here on Thursday by a 40-year-old bus driver, Lawrence Glenn Bridges, who then killed himself. The slaying and suicide climaxed more than a year of efforts by Miss Stephens to break off relations with Bridges after she discovered he was not the single man she first believed, but was married and the father of two children, one 19 years old. "If I can't have her, then we'll go to hell together," he told his wife as both women sought to talk him into dropping the affair with Miss Stephens. The infatuation started about a year ago. The girl was a frequent passenger on Bridges' bus as she came and went from her home in Miami Shores. The friendship continued after Miss Stephens left here to go to attend the Western Kentucky Normal School at Bowling Green. Both Brs. Bridges and her daughter Ethlyn, told investigators of the do- triangle, and the girl said: "You can't blame Mary. She die what she could to straighten this out.' After unsuccessfully seeking to talk to her over a telephone this afternoon. Bridges hired a relief driver for his route and drove to the Stephens home. He was met at the door by the girl'h grandmother, Mrs. Carrie, M. Stephens who did not know him. "You can't come in," she said, but he persisted and eventually she permitted NEW ORLEANS.— (fi>) —The state administration of Gov. O'. K. Allen and Senator Huey P. Long and the New Orleans city government were thrown into a fresh dispute Thursday when Governor Allen announced appointment of two New Orleans assessors and city authorities refused to recognize the appointments. Defeating LongAllen candidates, the New Orleans Old Regulars of Mayor T. Semmes Walmsley last spring put their full slae of city assessors into office for four-year terms. One of these, John F. Tims of the Sixth assessing district, died several weeks ago, and another, Frank H. Moss of the Fourth district, was stricken with a fatal heart attack Wednesday night. Thursday Senator Long, from the (governor's office in Baton Houge, made public a ruling from the attorney general that the governor had th& right to fill the vacancies by direct appointment rather than call a special election. Allen immediately named two members c£ the Long or- (Cor.tiiiued on Page Three) Drouth Is Broken LITTLE ROCK — (IP)— The 60-day drouth was broken in some sections of Arkansas Friday as heavy showers fell. The report of rain wore scattered, jut it fell fairly generally in the lorthwcst and northeast portions of he state. Temperatures dropped below the century mark for the first time in two weeks. Rogers imported about one inch, of rainfall: "Bentonville got better than" an inch and a quarter and Fayette- vi)le more than an inch. Fulton and Carroll counties which, with Benton and Washington, were traced on the primary drouth relief ist, were believed to have sharedin the rainfall. Arkansas was the center of a heat ave Thursday from reports which placed Little Rock, with 102, and Fort Smith, with 106, high up on the heat list. The fatalities in Arkansas have •cached a total of 12. !• • m . Sales Are Up NEW YO'RK-(/P)—Despite the record-breaking heat wave and drouth which paralyzed business over a wide area, the Dun and Bradstreet weekly review says that in the majority of leading cities retail sales are being maintained above the 1933 level by a range of 5 to 20 per cent. An autogryo plane employing more than one motor and capable of carrying large loads of passengers, has been designed by a Philadelphia inventor. LITTLE ROCK.—Terming the Bankhead cotton control act "a life saver to cotton growers," Charles G. Henry of Newport, general manager of the Mid-South Cotton Growers Association, Thursday urged farmers to live up to the regulations of the law and not to consider its annulment despite expected reduction of this year's cotton crop by the drouth. He spoke before growers attending the fifth annual cotton classing school jointly by the Mid-South Association and the state Agricultural Extension Service. "Pressure will be brought to bear on President Roosevelt calling for annulment of the act if a report to be made August 8 of the estimated cotton crop for this year shows that the drouth has reduced the estimated number of bales below the 10,400,000 maximum allowed by the act," he said. "I am not in favor of annulment of the act regardless of the reduction caused by the drouth for two reasons. First, such action breaks faith with the grower who voluntarily reduced acreage last year in the federal restriction campaign, and at the same time allows the chisler, or non-signer, who grew as much cotton as he pleased, to grow rich at the signer's expense. "Second, annulment will destroy the price guarantee made growers through issuance of exemption certificates for each bale of cotton allotted them un- dor the bill. If a grower, alloted 100 bales, only grows 75 bales, he received exemption certificates for each bale which he failed to grow and he later may sell these." Mr. Menry explained that the act calls for a price to be fixed by the government for redeeming exemption certificates for which cotton was not produced. "The exemption certificates may be redeemed in cash by growers, by counties, by states or by whatever association o rorganization holds them," he said. "For instance, I noticed the state of Texas at present is estimated to have a cototn crop below the bales alloted to it. If the state should fall 500,000 bales short of its allotted acreage, it could sell the certificates on each bale not produced. At present prices, a certificate would bring about ?25 a bale." Mr. Henry said that the banker, the cotton grower and the warehouse man would be glad to se the act annulled, as it would mean more cotton to make loans on, to buy and sell and to store. He said that while complaints are The cotton producers of Hempstead county must make application to their committeemen for allotment of cotton that can be ginned free of tax, says Frank R. Stanley, county agent. It will be necessary for contract signers and nonsigners to make application. Only 10 days will be allowed for every farmer to make application for allotment. The committeemen will start to work Monday afternoon but will not call on each farmer, so it will be necessary for producers to see them. Mr. Stanley urges producers to do this at once so they can receive exemption certificates by ginning time. Frank J. Hill, assistant in cotton adjustment, will be in charge of this work in Hempstead county. List of committeemen and the places to make application for allotments are as follows: J. R. White, Travis Bowden, R. F. JTlunt, Nolen Lewallen, DeRoan Township—City Hall, Hope. C. C. Norwood, V. C. Bryant, Roy Tollett, Mine Creek Township—Bingen, Sardis. Roy Burke, C. B. O'Steen, Garland Township—DeAhn. Andrew Avery, Walter Chambles, B. J. Ellis, Noland Township—Emmet, Piney Grove and Beards Chapel. Frank Gilbert, J. B. Shults, C. J. Arnold, Bois d'Arc. Township—Fulton. Marshall Scott, W. T. Daniel—Red- rand Township—McCaskill arid Belton. Miles Laha, Lester Gordon, Bodcaw Township—Patmos. L. A. Boyce, Gus Smith, Monroe Martin, Spring Hill Township—Spring Hill. Early Mclver, Roy Franks—Water Creek Township—Guernsey. F. R. Murphy, Will Griffin, W. B. Nelson, E. F. Turner, Ozan Township —Washington and Ozan. J. C. Huskey, J. W. Burke, R. C. Taylor, Harvey C. Bonds, Wallaceburg Township—Blevins. (Continued on Page Three) Missouri Voting KANSAS CITY.— (fP)— The United States senate seat lost when Jim Reed quit in 1928 was the object of a threefold fight Friday among Missouri Democrats. "Big Tom" Prendergast, boss of Kansas City's "Little Tammany," is opposed by the St. Louis Democratic organization and the faction headed by Bennett Champ Clark, junior senator and son of the former speaker of the house. Tree Belt IOO Miles Wide From Canada to Texas to Be Built by U.S. to Increase Rain (Continued on Page Three) FLAPPER FANNY.SAYS: REG. U. S. PAT. OFF. Macy a girl rounds cut liar curves ou tliroo squares. A magnificent belt of forest trees. IOO 1 miles wido. and extending from the Canadian bnrdor to. the Texas Panhandle— I hill is the. vast conception now being sliir|jr>d by tlic Forest Service. It would at providing work as drouth relief, ;it i-fdnciiiK oroslon, floods, and dust slninis niul at increasing rainfall. The >i'* would lie planted in 100-yard rili-aiicl-sonili strips, with farm lands hr.|worn.'making a shelter belt 100 miles \\-\t\f H would take 10 or 12 years to ilio planting, and cost at least Mini.nnii Land for the 1300-mile for- lie either bought outright or with an option to buy later. 3^r^--TS^ — < "CJ" Tl -'<v 1 ^ ; - 3—--1 —- • _- »^ ^—-i * 'V-^. Where Clouds of War Hover BERLINS *v. BAYREUTH { ' HITLER. ' ^PRAGUE V ^INNSBRUCKA. SAILS NORTH FROM BASE Yugoslavs Hear Troops Crossing Over to Austria Belgrade Report Says Entry Has Been Made at Villach SLAVS TO "MOBILIZE Foreign Minister Leftich Hurries to King's Summer Palace BELGRADE, Yugo-Slavia.— (Jf) — An unconfirmed 'report that Italian troops have already crossed the Austrian border at Villach caused great concern in official circles here late Friday. One official told the Assocated Press if the report were true Yugo-Slavia had no choice but to mobilize her troops. Foreign Minister Yeftich tried hastily to make contact with his king at the summer palace in Nishkabanya. Vienna Arms tor Defense Copyright Associated Press VIENNA, Austria — (IP)— Thfe situation in some sections of Austria approached anarchy Friday. The country whose chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss; was assassinated'by :he Nazis Wednesday, is wrecked by guerilla warfare, pitched battles for jossession of towns and railway lines, border skirmishes, hunger riots—and >eace moves. Feverish preparations were started sy the government Friday for the de- 'ense of the capital city, as whole sections of the country are reported in a state of virtual anarchy. The government, headed by Prince Ernst Von Starhemberg, claims it is rapidly gaining the upper hand in the trouble zone, and especially in official account decides the rebellion has been completely crushed. An ominous feature, of. the situation number killed^since ; . Thursday M <Al The area affected by the most tense situation in Europe since the outbreak of the World war, 20 years ago, is shown in the map above. / In Vienna, Austrian Chancellor Dollfuss was slain by Nazis, The German ambassador in Vienna, offering safe conduct out of Austria for the slayers, was recalled to Berlin. Mussolini, in Rome, resenting German Interference in Austrian affairs, ordered war, navy and air forces be held in readiness for any eventuality and a move across the Austrian border. VVlille ail this was in progress, Chancellor Hitler of Germany was in Bayreuth, attending the opera. Candidates Close First Week Tour At Spring Hill Friday— They Will Open Monday at Guernsey Hempstead county candidates wound up this week's speaking with addresses at Spring Hill. Community centers visited this week were Rocky Mound, Shover Springs, Patmos and Spring Hill. The tour will be resumed Monday at Guernsey, then to Fulton on Tuesday, and Saratoga Wednesday. WASHINGTON.—(NEA)— All the tree planting done by the CCC thus far, and a!! the forestry projects of the states, would look like a brier tricket ;cmpsred with the grandiose plan now being considered by the Forest Service. This is no less than the planting of j> a significant belt cf forest trees, 100 sr.iles wide, all the way frorr. the Canadian border to tht Texas Panhandle. F. A. Silcox, chief forester, is studying the plan. It is believed that such a shelter belt of trees would hel? to bring more rainfall, reduce the dusl storms which have ruined so many midwest farms, help check erosion and floods, give employment relief to present drouth sufferers and of course (Continued oa Page Three) State Expenditure Is Cut Two-Thirds 126 Millions for 1931 Session Reduced to 45 Millions ' An omnious feature of- the situation is the fact that the highest Nazi leaders themselves no longer seem to be in control of their troops in the provinces. An unconfirmed rumor said that eight who participated in the Dollfuss killing had been executed, and ttiat 30 are to be hanged Friday. LITTLE ROCK.—Expenditures incident to carrying on various activities of the state government during the fiscal year ended June 30 were approximately a third of the expenditures for the year 1931-32, the last full year appropriations made by the 1931 legislature were in effect, it was shown in a compilation completed at the state comptroller's office Thursday. The figures, taken from the state treasurer's records of warrants redeemed during the respective periods, showed redemptions of $41,067,775.82 for the year 1931-32, and ?13,928,998.91 for 1933-34. The greater part of the diference is represented by a decrease in expenditures for highway purposes. In 1931-32 the construction program still was in progress and expenditures that year for construction, maintenance and general administrative purposes totaled $24,839,369.88. Expenditures for all highway purposes, including interest and bond payments made from the highway sinking fund, operation of toll bridges, county turnback and county highway bond and interest, totaled $30,237,756.13, compared with $5,329,q34.23 for Urges Revival of the Hope C. of C. C. C. Lewis Declares City Needs to Push Out in Trade Territory Revival of Hope Chamber of Commerce was urged upon the Rotary club Friday as the most important community project to be fulfilled be- for the close of the year, in a speech by C. C. Lewis at the club's noon luncheon at Hotel Barlow. "Our trade territory is one of the largest of any city our size in the state," Mr. Lewis haid. "Hope stores logically should bid for some trade over an area extending from Gurdon on the east to Dierks on the west, and to Stamps an the south. "We should put forth a trade territory effort equal to that displayed by Texarkana, or by Camden, a city our own size. Mostly we need for a successful chamber of commerce a good secretary, probably an out-of-town man—for competent local material is already employed. Furthermore, we need a man specifically trained in chamber of commerce work and for that class cf man we have to go elsewhere." Mr. Lewis cited the long and distinguished record of Luther Ellison Vcn Fapen to Austria BERLIN, Germany — (#>)— Chancellor Hitler named the conservative Vice-chancellor Franz Von Papeiy. to become minister to Austria Friday in what is regarded as an astute move to assure the world that Germany's attitude toward Austria is everything to be dtsired. The propaganda ministry announced that von Papen had accepted and would report to Vienna -without delay. The move is likely to result in the appointment of Herman Wilheim Goering,. Hitler's right-hand man in the June 30 revolt, and premier of Prussia, as the new vice-chancellor. No New Troops ROME, Itary — (ff)— A government spokesman said Friday that no further Italian troops would be sent to the Austrian border for the present. He said the reported concentration of German troops at the border is not regarded here with alarm, and on the contrary the Italian government is relieved by the belief that Germany would not only prevent Austrian legionnaires now in Germany from going into Austria but would prevent the escape into Germany of Austrian terrorists. France, Britain Approve LONDON, Eng. —(/P)— A well informed foreign diplomat revealed Friday that the massing of Italian troops on the Austrian border was fully approved in advance by both France and Great Britain. He explained it as the most practical means of preventing Germany and the countries of "the Little Entente" from starting ot march. (Continued oa Puge Three) as secretary of the Camden Chamber OI ^ 'Vj*' ..c r* i j i....—i Unv^» ein Austria. By the Associated Press Principal developments in the Austrian situation: Civil warfare with an estimated toll of 300 lives, had broken out in south- of Commerce, and declared Hope should go out and get a man of similar caliber. Pat Duffie and Terrell Cornelius spoke in behalf of a chamber reorganization, declaring this should be accomplished before the close of the year. Mr. Lewis paid tribute to the Broadway of America Association, recalling that on his recent motor trip to California he drove from Hope 1,900 miles to Long Beach without 'ever leaving pavement. A club guest Friday was F. E. McAnear, of the College of the Ozarks, Clav-ksville, Ark. !s Local Vi-itor General Yardmaster Frank Shumard oi the Missouri Pacific at the Nashville peach orchard was a Hope visitor Ihursday night, visiting his old home i Roosters, per lli Prince Ernst von Starhemberg, Fascist Heimwehr leader, as heal if the Austrian government in place of the slain Dollfuss sought to quench the uprising with Heimwehr and federal (Continued on Page Three) Markets Cotton pushed upwards in trading Friday, gaining 70 cents per bale to close at 12.86-88 for New York October contracts. October opened at 12.76 and then went to 12.90 for the high. December cotton closed at 12.98, January at 13.03, and March at 13.14. UtUs Rock Produce Hens, heavy breeds. Ib 1 to 8c Hens, Leghorn breeds, Ib 6 to 7c Broilers per Ib 10 to 13c . 3 to ic towa. , I Eg^s, candled, per doi ............. 14 to 16c

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