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This produced under dl» visions A-2 it A*5 Z. Graphic Arts Cod«. Hope Star Arkansiw-Mostly c t,« u d y probably scattred thunder- showcw tot northeast portion Thursday night and Friday} cooler In northeast portion, Thursday night j VOLUME 35—NUMBER 249 (.11')—Mrnii* AxKncln<ci( I'rOff (IVKA)—Mrnns ,Voiv»|ini>rr Mnlf rprlxo Afm'n HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 1934 <(lnr of Hope founded ISOOi Hope Dnlly Preim, 182T| "D'Otf^tT 1 K/t Connolliln«ed nx Hope Star, Jnnunrr 18 t 1920. X JKlUJw OC DIES AND ECOMES PRESIDENT ~' W •>m H« Here and There -Editorial By ALEX. H. WASHBUBN- N ASHVILLE, witli the largest peach orchard in the world, resolves to get some of the glory that heretofore has 1;gone to the Crowley Ridge section with its annual Peach Festival at Forrest City. And so on Thursday — the same day that Forrest City's Festival opens — Nashville launches its first one, to run through Saturday night. _ - _ -- f.T (> ncc more we feel the lack of » F rtllrf \AJl44wlvO117Cl "Chamber of Commerce which under LA/I'LL TT HIlUI dYYo ordinary conditions would extend ® hearty co-operation to our neighbor- 1 TOCOS lO lliaKe Invitations were extended to both * 1'cxarkana and Hope to nominate maids-of-honor and send mass delegations to the Nashville Festival. Only Texarkana accepted. Their curs went as an official motorcade, .—_„_ -• —i Withdraws >s to Make New Legal Move New Orleans Police Outnumber Guardsmen—•. Latter Disbanding NAMES ASSESSORS St^'.e Machine Attempts to Replace City-Elected Officials Move Against Assessors NEW; ORLEANS, La. —(/P)— Carrying out Senator Long'sv threat, to take ovpr tho tax authority in Now Orleans, the state Thursday appointed tax assessors throughout the cltyj Euperceding the assessor elected by the city lat January. Long Retreats or T. Seinines Walmsley had musler- (od more men and guns than Senator Huey P. Long in their police-militia "war" Adj. Gen. Raymond H. Fleming announced Wednesday night that half of the senator's national guardsmen were being demobilized. Gov. O. K. Allen at Baton Rouge almost simultaneously broadened his proclamation of partial martial law nd ordered the state soldiers to scurry throughout the city and uncover,' "without the use of any force" any evidences of vice, gambling and graft. Almost 1,500 city police under Mayor Walmsley, armed with pistols, rifles and riot guns, are ready to engage the guardsmen if an atcmpt is made to usurp the New Orleans government. Adjutant General Fleming, from his headquarters at Jackson Barracks, where 500 militiamen were under arms said he dismisser hajf the 300 men called out because they were not needed. ''We are just going to keep as many men on duty as are necessary," he said, "We can get the others out at a moment's notice, anyhow. We might even let some more men go tomorrow." A report that additional guardsmen were being brought in from another state to reinforce the local guardsmen was denied by the adjutant general. The gambling raids order shifted attention from reported raids by the troopers, called out by Governor Allen at the request of Senator Long, to seize the police department and the city hall. Today's order of the governor directed that no force was to be used in its execution. Bloodshed Feared Meanwhile, Mayor Walmsley, head of the city administration and opponent of Long, held its augumcntsd po- tfjjice force in readiness to maintain the ' "rights of the city of self government." The soldiers were bivouacked at the Jackson Barracks while the policemen remained at headquarters. Outwardly the city was calm, but leaders of both sides agreed that any overt move probobly would bring bloodshed. Mayor Walmsley had been informed that the Long forces might make an attempt to taek over the Police Department at noon today when the new Police Commission, created by the recent Long-dominated legislature was authorized by the law to lake office. The Walmsley faction pre. viously had obtained a restraining order in court to prevent the commission's functioning and the mayor said he would inforce the corul's order with armed police if Long's troops appeared. But the tenseness of the situation WES relieved when noon passed and no move was made by Long. Mrs. Langer Is to Be Dakota Nominee Heads Republican Ticket When Convicted Hus. band Is Ineligible BISMABK, JT. D. —(.-Pi—A Jo.-rr.tr New Ycrk society girl was Wednesday designated Republican nominee icr i'Gverr.c-r of North. Dakc-ta by a group ci hard-bitttr. iarir.ers. V^s. Will™ A. Ls^gc-, wiic- oi tl-. <Cc.-iur.ufd c/r. 10-Year-Old Girl Slain by Prowler at Tourist Cabin Hot Springs Police Put Bloodhounds on Trail of Murderer ATTEMPTED TO ROB and Texarkana will get credit, therefore, for being represented in force. Hope probably will send as many individual visitors as Texarkana, and certainly northern Hempstead county will be most heavily represented — but because we aren't officially represented we won't get the credit Tex- urkuna will. Just another instance where we miss the benefits that an annual budget of $5,000 for a community Chamber of Commerce used to bring us. We have seen the once-famous Watermelon Festival go into the discard, and the Southwest ArkaiiSH.s Kiiir — oldest in the state — drop by the wayside. We can not even do justice to neighboring cities when they especially invite us. Organization of a new commercial group must be accomplished by Hope before- Uy»« chwp pf this year. A good wny to start it was suggested a week ago by C. C. Lewis in a speech before the Rotary club: Make a preliminary budget survey of tho city and let the business men's checks determine whether we have sufficient confidence in our new-found business recovery to do something for our city's good name and its trade territory. 28 Detroit Bank , Officials Indicted Among Them Is E. D. Stair, Publisher of Detroit Free Press ..DETROIT, Mick -((P)— Twenty- eight men, the list reading as though it might have been copied from a 'who's who" in Detroit business and finance—were named in federal indictments charging misapplication of funds, conspiracy or the making ot false netries in bank reports. Twenty-two true bills were returned in the second report of the federal grand jury that two months ago began delving into the circumstances and banking practices which, the government contends, contributed to tho Michigan banking debacle of 1933. Twenty-five former officers of directors of the Detroit Bankers Company and its units are accused of misapplying $54-1,221.35 of bank funds through purchase of inadequately secured notes of other banks. The three others, former officers of the Guardian Detroit Union Group, Inc., are accussd of making or conspiring to make fals? report of the condition of the Union Industrial Trust & Savings Bank, a Flint, Mich., unit through ommission (Continued on Page Three) FLAPPER FANNY SAYS-. BEG. U. S. PAT OFF. Beaumont (Texas) Family Shot at Through Cabin Screen-Door HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -(/P)—Ten year-old Bernice Hoffman, daughter o, Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Hoffman of Beaumont, Texas, was shot and fatallj wounded at a tourist camp near here Thursday by an unidentified prowle; who attempted to enter the Hoffman 1 ! cabin. The girl was shot as she lay asleep on a cot near a bed occupied by he parents, a sister and a brother. A bullet was fired through a screen dcor and pierced the girl's head. Officers are searching with blood hounds. The prowler attempted to rob th Hoffmans. Bulletins SJIREVEFORT, La. -(/p)_Thrce inaslicd bandits, heavily armed, who officers believe may have been Raymond Hamilton, Joe Pal - mcr and "Blacklc" Thompson, fugitives from the Texas penitentiary, held up and robbed the Bank of Robcllns, Natchltochcs parish, Into Thursday, escaping with a small amount of cttdrcncy. FORREST CITY, Ark.— (/?) — Thousands of visitors swarmed into Forrest City Thursday to help the Crowlcy Ridge country celebrate in tribute to the peaches for which this section Is famous. JONESBORO, Ark. — (/P) — The funeral of Bobble Caraway, 18, youngest so not United States Senator Hattle Caraway, will be held here at 3 p. ro. Saturday. Services will be conducted by Dr. James A. Anderson, presiding elder of the First Methodist church. Burial will be at the side of the body of his father in Oaklawn cemetery. G. B. Gaines, 82, ofMctekill,Dies Nat-lye., o£> :<Alabama^ He Pioneered This Section 50 Years Ago Funeral and burial services for G. B. Gaines, 82, who died Tuesday night at his home in McCaskill, were held Wednesday at Merrill cemetery near that place. Last rites were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Thomas, pastor of the Methodist church at Blevins. Mr. Gaines had been in ill health for the past year. Alabama born, he moved into Louisiana and then came to Hempstead county nearly 50 years ago, settling in the wild forest area where the present site of McCaskill is situated. He was well known, having spent the remainder of his life in this county. Surviving are his widow, five sons, Henry, of Hope; John, Tom, Frank and Jim of McCaskll. One daughter, Mrs. Irene Webb of McCaskll. WASIlINGTON-(/P)-The Public Works Administration announced Thursday it had rescinded 23 non-federal allotments totaling $1,666,300 and the money would be rcallottcd to other projects. Reductions In previous allotments included: McNeil, Ark., $45,000 for construction of a school nuilding. Truck Operators Propose Peace in Minneapolis Zone 50-Cents-Per-Hour Wage Is Newest Mediation Move FOUR ARE BEATEN Sporadic' Picketing.by Strikers Produces New Violence German Hero of 1914-18 Dies Myers Vanished Fearing Scandal Boy Explains His Flight —But Father Blames Himself « 2. larga g'.ais, a * sfews ol xtylo, .1 zcw is.t fcr NORMAN, OkJa. —(/P)—Neal Myers, 21-year-old University of Oklahoma student, was locked in a county jail cell Wednesday to await a preliminary hearing on charges he murdered ,his college sweetheart, Marian Mills. in a purported effort to prevent maternity. Myen:. who gave himself up after authorities had sought him for three weeks in collection with the death of the campus beauty queen, pleaded not guilty when he was araigned. " 1 had to gel out, I couldn't stand <o think of the scandal and disgrace it would bring on my family and on Marian's family," he said in exp'ana- tion of his flight after Miss Mill's death. County Atijrjrne.v Paul Upclegraff asserting (lie youth','; only motive for flight, was to es-jape prosecution, declared: "He knew he was wanted. Under the 'aw he is guilty of murder and he will be prosecuted vigorously." Dr. F. B. Myers of El Reno, Neal's athei, tcld newspapermen that he elt the blame for his son's plight, par- ially "rests on me.' 1 "I was a '.tern, strict father. I told •ny boy I expected him to stay out of trouble. I see my mistake now. 1 should have told him to do everything risible to yvoid trouble, but, should -ct in trouble, to ccme first to me. 1 :-Jc that because of my strictness, Neal •iut m t.uuble and was afraid to come t^ me." Upd(frafl disclosed for the firs, 'inie an instrumental operation had 'prcieded Miss Mills death July lO.Pre- viou=ly death had been attributd to 'ht usa o! "quack remedies" in an ef- !u-:t to defeat motherhood. M-, er£ insisted he had asked Marian "rrusny, many tirr.es" to marry him. he v.-ould not say why slit refused. "I iskc-d her beiorc—ever, before ihij trouble can-.c- up," he said "Ever. Peach Festival at Nashville Opens Texarkana Sends Motorcade—Festival Thursday,-Friday, Saturday Automobile parties were heading from Texarkana, Hope and other southwest Arkansas points. Thursday for the first- annual Peach Festival at Nashville, opening Thursday and running through Saturday night. Texarkana was represented by a vast motorcade from the chamber of commerce and other community organizations of that city. Hope had no official representation, but scores of citizens planned to visit their neighboring city on the opening day. Nashville is the center of the largest peach district in the state and seven miles from the largest peach orchard in the world. Festivities will open at 2:30 p. m. with a mile-long parade of decorated floats and cars which will start from the high school building and pass down Main street to the show grounds on West Main. The parade will be led by 12 beautiful girls, followed by Boy Scouts and the Nashville band. 'Queen Elberta" will follow, with visiting princesses riding in separate cars. At 3 p. m. the Flying Aces air circus will, perform. At 8 p. in. a pageant, with 150 Nashville residents taking part, will be held at thu high school auditorium when Miss Mary Honeycutt of Nashville, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Honeycutt, will be crowned Queen Alberta, followed by the Queen's ball at the American Legion hut on West Main street. Queen Elberta will reign throughout three-day festival. Maids of honor are: Misses Cornelia J. Suhffield, Marthell Scroggin, Mar- Iha Maxwell, Sara Mae Hughes, Elizabeth Hughes, Louise Utley, Lois Dodson, Helen Ruth Moxley, all of Nashville; Blevins, Miss Marie Ward; Murfreesboro, Miss Emily Ruth Alford; Center Point, Miss Eunice Loyd; Columbus. Miss Ruth Clendenin; Dierks, Miss Bernice Medlen; Saratoga, Miss Janie Spates; Ashdown, Miss Williams. A tea will be given Thursday afternoon in honor of the queen, maids ot honor and visiting princesses. Roy O'Brien of Dallas, Texas, is directing the pageant, assisted by Miss Virginia Buxton of Nashville. Governor Futrell will speak at the Legion hut Friday morning. Other state and county candidates will speak each day. A rodeo will be held each afternoon and night at the ball park. Ball games will be played between Nashville and Okay Thursday, Nashville and DcQueen Friday, and Nashville and Amity, Saturday. Airangements are being made to take care of 7,000 visitors during the festival. The program will be handled by the Legion post. Choice peaches from leading orchards will be placed on exhibition practically every business fir:r. U: Nashivllfe trill er.U-r a float in thc- parade. (Csr.tuusci oj: ft^e Throe) web *J i^.ii-.-i M'.-C.-. ij"*-' iu. works. i MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.—(#>)—Imme CJiate termination of the truck drivers' strike was proposed Thursday by the employers' advisory committee Which recommended a wage scale o 50 cents an hour for drivers and 4 cents an hour for other workers in certain classifications. The new plan was announced sun ultaneously with sporadic picketini by strikers, resulting in the beatin; of four trpck operators adn the dis abling of several vehicles. Federal mediators, the Rev. Franci Haas and E. H. Dunnlgan, planne their next moves in efforts to brea the impasse between striker and em ployer during the quiet that followe in the wake of Wednesday's marchin men with rifles, machine guns, an bayonets, who nipped in the bud th scheme of strikers to halt all trucks by force. Plodding pavements in the gray .light of early Wednesday morning il.OOQ men _here to,enforce military rule which strikers defied, came to headquarters of the drivers. Troops arrested, two ringleaders, confiscatec 40 automobiles, and dispersed severa" score occupants. Widespread attacks on moving trucks resulted. Several drivers were beaten and slupged, some vehicles tipped, and other operators frightened from their machines. Arrests followed and in turn, the second raid of the day that forced out some 200 men and women in the Central Labor Union's offices adjacent the heart of the downtown district. Troopers in 20 army trucks lined the street before the Central's offices, dispersing 2,000 spectators outside, and searched and questioned occupants of the building. Among them was State Representative Roy E. Wier, active in labor circles. Union representatives later were allowed to use their office though guards were maintained over the building. C. E. Play to Be Given on Friday 'College Matrimony" Will Present Local Cast at City Hall A three-act comedy, "Collge Matrimony," will be staged Friday night in the city ha 1 !! auditorium. The first curtain rises at 8:30 o'clock. The play is sponsored by the Chris- ,ian Endeavor society. For comfortable of the audience, fans have been nslalled in the auditorium. Several specialty numbers and choruses are scheduled between acts. Approximately 75 local characters are cast in the production. Miss Harriett Story will be piano accompanist. Special Election Is Ordered Held for August 19th German Voters Will Be Asked to Reindorse Hitler and Nazis ALTER SUCCESSION Secret Cabinet Meeting- Blocks Supreme Court / President NEUDECK, Germany — (IP)— Resident Paul von Hindenburg, Germany's great field marshal, died at 9 o'clock Thursday morning. To the man who fought in his President Paul von Hindenburc U.S. to Be Barren Like China If Soil Erosion Isn't Stopped Vavy to Reduce Airplane Plans Instead of 2,184, Strength May Be Fixed at Only 1,910 Copyright Associated Press WASHINGTON— (^>) —The naval nigh command was disclosed authoritatively Wednesday night to have determined on a sharp reduction in naval aviation construction. Present plans, which may be altered, call for 274 fewer planes than the 2,184 which the navy had decided would be necessary under the Vinson bill authorizing a treaty strength navy by 1942. A thousand planes now comprise the naval air force, and plans had evolved to build the other 1,184 in annual instalbnents. High officials now have reduced the total tentatively to 1,910 planes as adequate for peacetime navy requirements. The total may be cut slightly again before a final one is reached. The reduction includes 34 craft which, would have been sacigr.c-d ti> a xopcicd ily-'.g 4«i cru-i*:,- wh;c'- t>.e nivy hia cX-c.decL r.oi w liy co\i<r.. Open P. White of "Colliers" Gives a Dreadful Prophecy LITTLE ROCK—Devastating drouths that have gripped principal farming areas of the United States in recent ears are the logical and unavoidable consequence of widespread and de- tructive soil erosion, Cwen P. White, eature writer for Collier's Weekly, aid Wednesday night. Mr. White stopped overnight in Litle Rock en route to Dallas. He is oncluding an • exhaustive survey of oil erosion and drouth conditions in /uremia, North Carolina, South Carona, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa and other states, and is writing for Collier's Weekly an article based on his investigations. Abuse Almost Indescribable "The tragic abuse and wanton neglect of natural resources in this country almost surpasses description," Mr. W'hite said. "Once ours was a ffrtile and well-forested continent, with an ample layer of that priceless topsoil which cannot be replaced. In the past 60 years 160,000,000 acres of farming land have been irreparably injured. When topsoil is destroyed, it cannot be restored by any artificial or natural means. The average topsoil of the entire United States is only 7 ! 2 inches in depth at the piesent time. It takes 400 years for nature to make one inch of topsoil. On an appalling area of our farming territory, only tiie subsoil, or perhaps a thin and inadequate layer o ftopsoil. remains. Land that has once been completely eroded can only be returned to the growth of timber, which of course is rooted in the subsoil." When ground is planted on a five per cent slope, with an average of 27 inches of rainfall per year, the topsoil washes away at the rate of 98 tons annually. If there is twice as much rain, four times as much soil is lost. Mr. White said that China, with its barren, rain-washed slopes, its enormous eroded gullies and ravines, its multiplied thousands of acres of totally useless farming land, is a typical subsoil country. At one time, he saM, China was as fertile and protected ar. area as the United States in its pioneer days. We are threatened with the same fate under present abushfc farming practices, he added, and this will also be a subsoil comity if pro- tcetivt- ar.d preventive steps, are not tilter. by the iarr.-.ers of thii country. University to Combat Growing Drouth Danger in Arkansas FAYETTEVTLLE, Ark.-A soil erosion investigation to determine the best methods for the prevention of soil washing away be launched by the departments of agronomy and agricultural engineering of the University of Arkansas College of Agriculture at the Main Experiment Station, the Cotton Branch Station in Lee county, and the Fruit and Truck Branch Experiment Station in Hempstead county, according to an announcement made here by Dr. C. O. Brannen, acting dean and director. The objectives of the experiment include the study of efficiency of different kinds of terraces under Arkansas conditions; determination of the most efficient methods of terrace outlets and removal of excess water from land; study of the relation between soil type, organic matter, slope of land, and intensity of rainfall with rate of erosion; determination of factors influencing absorption and percolation of water 1 of soils; study of efficiency of different cropping systems in controlling erosion; and study of effect of burning over of forests on the rate of erosion and the vegetable covering of the soil. Methods of the experiment will include the construction of different types of terraces. Soil and water losses will then be measured from these areas. Measurinp devices, will be used to determine the rate of run off and erosion on different soils, different slopes, soils planted to different crops, and soils diferently cultivated. Laboratory and field experiments will be made to determine the influence of the texture and structure of soils, and the intensity of precipitation upon the absorption and percolations of water in soils. Differ ent cropping systems will also be established o nexperiment plots, anc soil and water losses will be measured OP. htese differently cropped areas. Agricultural researchers of the Uni- veisity's College of Agriculture who will be in charge of the project are Deane G. Carter, agricultural engineer; J. B. Woods, assistant agricultural engineer; Dr. R. P. Bartholomew and Dr. L. C. Kapp, assistant agronomists. Special Election > VIKNNA, Austria —(&)— Paul Hudl, the third Nazi to go on trial for implication hi the Nazi putsch in which Chancellor Dollfuss was killed, was convicted Thursday of high treason and sentenced to life imprisonment. Hudl admitted participation in the raid oh the chan- cellory, but pleaded not guilty to the charge of high treason. 86 years through every''hell .'of war death came quietly. His son and two daughters were at his bedside. All Grmany is in mourning. Burial, will" be at Neudeck Satvuv day or Sundays -with a^ special funeral service 1 to 1 >be conduced for" ifowniqjik.'; Von Hinderiburg's -wife died 'in, 1321. ' Copyright Associated Press ' Announcement was made here Thursday that Chancellor Adolf Hitler had assumed the presidency upon von> Hindenburg's death. When word came that the president was dead, Hitler and his Nazi cabinet were prepared. In a guarded session Wednesday night the cabinet had adopted a decree revoking the law of 1932 under which the president of the supreme court would become the interim president. Hitler has assumed absolute power over The Third Reich. Germany went into mourning on the 20th anniversary of the conscription of troops for the World war. . It is expected the plebiscite will have the double purpose of expressing endorsement of Hitler as president and the policies of the Nazi government. Convict, Wounded in Escape, Dead Palmer Bridges Succumbs After Amputation of Arm LAKE VILLAGE —Palmer Bridges, 39, trusty guard, who fled from the state convict farm at Tucker Monday died at the Lake Village Infirmary here Wednesday. Surgeons had expected his death folowing the amputation of his arm. The arm was shattered by a rifle bullet when he made a move to resist capture as a posse from the convict farm intercepted him and three o.ther fugitives on the road between Lake Village and Montrose. Bridges lost so much blood before he reached the hospital here that there was virtually 10 chance for him to survive. The body was taken to Tucker this afternoon. He has three childreA living in Prairie county. He was sentenced in 1931 to serve life imprisonment for murder. He had been a trusty for 16 months. John Savage, convicted robber, who led his three companions to Vicksburg, Miss., to find $1,700 in buried treasure, apaprently had escaped. Vicksburg police reported they had ben unable to locate him. Markets Africa:: r.2t:v«s csrry ^ "fiJ $ Cotton opened very steady Thursday ranged quiet throughout the day and clcsed with a 15-ccnt loss per bale for New York October futures. The open was 13.08-09, the high, 13.12, low, 13.05, and the close was 13.09, three points down from the previous close. November closed at 13.15; December 13.21, January 13.25; March,1336; May, 13.43; July 13.18. New Ycrk spots, 13.20, sales BOO*. Little Bock Produce u Hfe.ns, heavy breeds, lb T to 9$ Her^, Leghorn breeds, !b... 6 to 7c Broiler;, ?« Jb 10 to J3o Hficj.te.-s, >«&,- It S to 4s

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