Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on August 9, 1934 · Page 1
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ThU produced und«r dl-1 visions A-2 & 'A-5 Graphic Art* Code. WEATHEB Arkansas—Partly cloudy, continued warm Thursday night and Friday. sfc* VOLUME 35—NUMBER 255 (Al 1 ) — MtaiiH Associated Press (M£.\) — Mi-iiiiK NcwHpmier Kntcrni I Ass'n HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 1934 •(far of Hope founded 1890; Hope D nllr Pratt, 1927| eojiwolldnted nil Hope Star, Janunry 18. 1820. PRICE 5c Futrell and the I-Wish-Man Editorial by Alex. H. Washburn Howard Reed's daughter told a Hope audience Tuesday night: "My father will help the schools—but not by a sales tax or an increase in the property tax. Arkansas might borrow from the'R. F. C." The administration under which Howard Reed served as comptroller made two efforts to adjust the state's bonded debt—and failed. Governor Futrell tackled the job—and succeeded. Which of the two would be more likely to obtain R. F. C. help—if that were possible? X X X_ This is a critical campaign at a critical time in our state's history. Futrell has barely begun Arkansas' recovery program, starting, as it had to start, with the state's bonded debt. Hundreds of schoolhouses are closed for lack of money. Hundreds more are rv.nning on a short term. Thousands of Arkansas school-teachers arc working for $40 a month—and not getting all of that. Money is economic life—and the lack of it is a cold, stark reality. Yet Howard Reed comes tripping gaily across -S.is ".nh?ppy scene expecting to be elected governor on a pocketful of wishes. Governor Futrell is not so optimistic. He is a realist. That's why he was elected governor two years ago. And Reed, the I-Wish-Man, was thrown out of the comptrollership because the best of wishes can't save a mismanaged people from panic, dis- asler and cfe4iF»air?* ' '' " •••--•••'- • XXX ' Now as a matter of fact Howard Reed isn't the fierce opponent of new taxes that he would have you believe he is. In 1929 when the state was beginning to feel the pinch of declining revenues Howard Reed, whose duty it was to make budget recommendations to the legislature, instead of warning the representatives and senators to reduce expenses, advised them in this fashion: 1. Increase the state property tax from 8.7 mills to 10, the constitutional limit. 2. Tax every gasoline pump in Arkansas $10. 3. Tax kerosene. 4. Put a stamp tax on patent medicine and cosmetics. 5- Tax theater tickets. 6. Tax soft-drinks 1 cent. 7. Put a stamp tax on deeds, checks, etc. 8. Tax pipe and other forms of tobacco at present exempt 9. Increase the cigarette tax from 4 to o cents. XXX As you know, Governor Futrell in 1933 took the path Howard Reed failed to take in 1929. The governor has cut automobile licenses in half, he has refunded a state debt that threatened to throw back upon farm homes the road improvement district taxes that existed prior to 1927, and he has reduced the running expense of the whole government one-half. As regards the school crisis Governor Futrell is no I-Wish-Man. A realist, he has faced the issue first by pro- cosing a state guarantee of AT LEAST six months' school through the eighth grade, leaving the local community to take care of the high school. Where to get the money to carry out that (Continued on Page Thr:e) & '•& Atkin v ( Local Candidate for Congress to Speak City Hall Bands to Parade Through City Beginning at 6 p. m. SPEECH TO BE AT 8 ft ft ft ft ft Rally Monday Bulletins WASHINGTON-(/P)-The list of secondary drouth counties in which the Farm Credit Administration will make crop and feed loans to farmers and stockmen was Increased Thursday by the addition of 62 counties In Arkansas, Idaho, Michigan-, Montana and Texas. The additions included in Arkansas the following: Conway, Crawford, Franklin, Faulkner, Johnson, Lawrence, Logan, Perry, Pope, Scott and YelL Atkins Issues Statement Before Leaving for Magnolia Hempstead county will turn out] next Monday night, August 13, at a monster political rally for W. S. Atkins, this county's candidate for congress in the Seventh Arkansas district, who is closing his campaign in his own homo town. Mr. Atkins will make an address on the Hope city hall lawn at 8 o'clock, preceded by a demonstration downtown early in the evening. The Stamps and Hope bands will parade through the city, starting from Second and Main streets at G o'clock. Loud-speakers will be placed on the city hall lawn to make the candidate's words available to all. Mr. Atkins will be introduced by John P. Cox, master of ceremonies at the rally. Mr. Atkins is speaking at Magnolia" Thursday night. He goes to Gurdon Friday for an address at 1:30 p. m., and to El Dorado for a speech at 8 that night. On Saturday he will speak at Camden at 1 p. m.j'at Chidester at 4, .and at Frescptt at 8 Saturday night. Monday morning he will speak at 10 o'clock .at Suttpri, thence to Hope ior the closing address of the campaign Monday night. Atkins' Platform Before leaving for Magnolia Thursday afternoon Mr. Atkins issued this statement covering his platform and the issues of the congressional campaign: "Legislation to bring about a proper distribution of buying power of the country is the paramount need of today. Forty million (40,000,000) people in the United States are without the necessary food and clothing. There are one million (1,000,000) children in the United States out of school because of want of food and clothing. In the world there are on billion six hundred million (1,600,000,000) who are without necessary food and clothing. Our President, with the deepest sym- pahty for suffering humanity, is endeavoring to relieve the distressed conditions that exist. Unquestionably he has the greatest responsibility that has ever rested on the shoulders of any executive, and needs the hearty support and co-operation of Congress and the people. I favor and will support legislation to open the channels of commerce, national and international, to the end that business may be restored to normal conditions and the buying power restored to the people. "I favor rigid economy in Government. Every department should be audited. Worthwhile departments should be. consolidated and useless offices, bureaus ( boards and commissions should be abolished. Expenses should always be kept within allotment, determined on a budget basis where expenditures can never exceed income. "The Constitution is the foundation stone upon v.hich our structure of Government is builded. Perilous times are confronting us, and many vexing problem:; are to be solved. Therefore, I believe that we should adhere strictly to I he Constitution in administering the affairs of Government. "I favor prompt consideration of tine rights of Spanish American and World War Veterans, and believe that LITTLE ROCK—(#>)— Figures on the cost of installing machinery at Tucker Prison Farm for manufacturing the state's motor license tags arc to be submitted to a called meeting of (he State Penal Board, Chairman Helms of Texar" kona sfiid. The board would probably be called prior to September 1 to study, the proposal. LITTLE ROCK.—Belief that the entire vote of Scott county may be thrown out because of a ruling of the Democratic County Central Committee there that all persons who desire may vcte in the primary Tuesday, regardless of whether they have paid a poll tax, was expressed by several politicians and lawyers here Wednesday. By a vote of 14 to 7, the Scott county committee adopted a resolution authorizing the "free voting" in violation of state law and party rules and it was reported Wednesday that officials anticipate 5,000 votes there this year. In the last primary, Scott county cast only 1,776 ballots. Chairman Lee Miles of the Democratic State Central Committee refused to comment on the situation, .except to say that it was "bad." ; "As chairman of the State Comm'it- •tee," Mr. Miles said, "I am in a quasi_, • 'judicial position and I can decide up- The reports were from-Oscar John-4^ |hese .^ onl when ^ ston, manager of the cotton producers, £ L e ''""if : '-••-—*-•-< ••- — - ••"-•- ::.3^-l Producers Urged to Retain Options Cotton Certificates Worth Market Less 10-Cent Loan Advance Telegraphic reports were received here Thursday by County Agent Frank R. Stanley concerning options on cotton held by Hempstead county producers from the government plow- up campaign in 1933. pool at Washington, D. C. The wire stated that the cottin pool was developing a plan whereby the holders of these participation trust certificates wil be able to tender them to a pool manager who would purchase the certificates and pay market value for them. The report also urged Mr. Stanley to "adise holders of these certificates not to sacrifice them as they are worth the current price of cotton, less 10 cents per pound and a small carrying charge." Mr. Stanley said he expected to immediately receive details of plans to purchase these certificates. Mr. Stanley also urged Hempstead producers who have not filed application for their allotment of cotton to be ginned tax-free, to do so before the deadline, set for Saturday night. If applications are not made by then farmers wil be taxed on all cotton ginned this seasoon, Mr. Stanley said. "We are anxious to get exemption certificates for Hempstead county producers, but must have their help in order to receive them by ginning time, which will not be long," Mr. Stanley said. Producers may receive application blanks from their committeemen. at Esso Station (Continued on Faae Three) J. C. Yarberry Adds Additional Equipment to Local Service Co. J. C. Yarberry of Texarkana, Thursday took over the management of the Esso Service Station, West Third street, at the L. & A. railroad tracks, announced that he Mr. Yarberry had purchased equipment which had already been installed, assuring motoritst full benefits of certified lubrication service. Harold Robberts and Alonzo Elkins, mechanics, have been added to the personnel, Mr. Yarberry said. County Vote May Be Thrown Out If Poll Tax Ignored Showdown Forced by Scott Go's Defiance of Election Law UP TO CANDIDATES If Formal Protest Is Filed Action Will Follow in Courts Judges and Clerks Named for County Election Next Tuesday Hempstead County Central Committee Indicates State Poll Tax Law Will Be Strictly Enforced Judges and clerks for the Democratic primary election in Hempstead county next Tuesday, August 14, were chosen by the County Democratic Central Committee at a meeting at 10 o'clock Thursday" morning .jn Hope city hall. fe>— : Rigid enforcement of the Arkansas */' e ' ClauVa nn Clerks Mrs. are "presented to me. This matter would have to be presented by a candidate who would request that a meeting of the state committee be called .to consider the Scott county committee's action." Suggests Court Action Chairman Miles suggested that any candidate wishing to protest against the action probably would seek redress in the courts rather than from the State Central Committee. Harvey G. Combs, secretary of the State Committee, was out of the city and will not return for more than two weeks. However, it was said at his office that no report of the Scott county affair has been received. "Well," one politician said, "you got to admire the county committee's nerve. That's just what they have been doing in a lot of counties for a long time but Scott county is just the first one to come out and announce what it intends to do. That's what you might call fair warning to all candidates." "Would Be Violation' June P. Wooten, secretary of the Fulaski County Committee, said that this committee stresses the fact that only those who have paid poll taxes may vote. Letters are mailed to the election officials, he said, calling attention to the state laws and party rules concerning eligibility of the voters. "This Scott county business will be a direct and flagrant violation of the law and party rules," Mr. Wooten said, "and I believe the vote of the entire county may be discarded if any candidate after the primary files a complaint and a copy of the Scott County Cdmmittee's resolution. I believe the vote of this county cannot be accepted or certified by state party officials after the announcement of this resolution." The Scott county vote may decide a close race for some nominations, it was pointed out, and the situation may $500 worth of newj bec °me serious if there are any close ' contests where a few thousand votes would decide the result. Check On Receipts Asked It was learned Wednesday that auditors from the state comptrollers' of- (Cont.inued on t-'ase Three) Roosevelt Fixes Price Under Act of Last Session Metal Must Be Delivered to Mints Within Next 90 Days F. D. IN" poll tax law was indicated by an expression from the committee at its previous meeting in July. Judges and clerks for Hempstead county are: Blngen Box—Judges, Mark Jackson, Earl Martindale, G. T. Luck. Clerks; Hue Haynes, Oliver Tommey; Sheriff, A. S. Haynes. Beard's Chapel—Judges, L. D. Boyd, T. G. Button, Clyde Cummings. Clerks, Walter Chambless, Oliver Cox. Sheriff, Marchal White. Union Box—Judges, O. R. Robins, R. L. Erwin, Claud Lovelis. Clerks, S. S. Robins, Melvin Smith. Sheriff, John Taylor. Bols 'd Arc Box—Judges, T. H. Seymour; Jack Brown and Ben Wilson. Clerks, J. L. O'Dell, George Atkins. Sheriff, W. J. Anderson. Ward 2-Hopc—Judges, R. L. Broach W. R. Chandler, Pat Duffie, C. A. Hervey. Clerks, Henry Hitt, J. R. Heard, George Keith. Sheriff, J. L. Rodgers. Water Creek Box—Judges, Luther Cornelius, Ed Brosius, Orie Gilbert. Clerks, Dock Hays, Jim Mayo. Sheriff L. L. Grant. McNab Box—Judges, Herbert Railey, Herbert Railey, Mrs. J. A. Parker. Sheriff, S. A. Hudson. Wrrd 1-Hopc—Judges C. S. Lowthorp, E. P. Young, A. L. Belts. Clerks Roy Anderson, Robert Wilson. Sheriff, J. D. Penny. Hope Box No. 5—Judges C. J. C lesby, Sam Simpson, Claud Lauder back. Clerks, Elbert Burke Jimmi Cook. Sheriff, John Tonnemaker. Spring Hill Box—Judges Hal Fos ter, Allen Johnson, Leonard Boyce Clerks, Hugh Garner, Jesse Collins Sheriff, Spoford Sooter. Battlefield Box—Judges J. A. Smith B. W. Springs Jr., Guy Brown. Clerks Ben Wilson, W. D. Nations. Sheriff W. E. Hartsfneld. Washington Box 2—Judges, B. A. Springs, E. B. Black, W. H. Weir. Clerks, Gip Martin, J. P. Byers. Sheriff, A. F. Smith. Friendship Box—Judges J. L. Walters, Claud Rowland, Horace Montgomery. Clerks Elmer Brakebill, Dew. ey Stone. Sheriff, Floyd Long. •DeAnn Box—Judges,A. L. Roberts, John Fowler, Jesie Burke. Clerks, Monroe Samuel, Carl Coffee. Sheriff, H< 's 4 vi Recovery Action Hasn't\ Yet Reached End of " Road, He Says WASHINGTON. — (JP) — President Roosevelt Thussday issued an executive order providing for the natural!-' nation of silver at 50.01 cents per ounce, ^ according to the provisions of the 1934 silver-purchase act. The proclamation, made public by' Secretary of the Treasury said the mints woold he directed to receive any and all silver in the United States. The order does not affect domestic' silver mined since December 31, last eyar, which may be delivered to the mints under the proclamation of that date. All other silver situated in the Unif- ed States on August 9 must be delivered to the mints within 90 days. '^1 (Continued on Pace Two) Mercury Climbs to 104% in Hope But It Breaks Sharply to 93 as Clouds Obscure Sun After approaching the hottest mark this summer, with a temperature of 104>/2 degrees at 2 p. m. Thursday, the mercury dropped to 93 as threatening storm-clouds obscured the sun, the Fruit & Truck Branch Experiment Station reported. At 3:30 p. m. however, it was back up to 98 degrees. The peak temperature Wednesday was 105% degrees—only % degree short of this year's record 106 degrees, established July 24. By the Associated Press Temperatures weer as high as 115 degrees in the Midwest Wednesday as that section endured another bakind day. The 115 degree peak was recorded at Ottumwa, la. It broke all Iowa heat records. Temperatures of lOS-degrees plus were rcordd in Missouri and th mercury rose to 109 in Topeka, Kansas. One death was attributed to the intense heat there.. Other hot spots on the map of discomfort stretched from the Alleghanies to the Rockies, were Lincoln, Nebr., and St. Louis, both with 106 degree readings; Kansas City and Little Rock| where it was 105, and Des Moines, la.," with 102. Grain Prices Soar As the new August torrid wave struck, grain traders at Chicago heard sensational reports of the havoc that was wrought in the nation's fields. December wheat advanced to $1.12 1-4 a bushel, a season record. May hit J1.15 1-8 and December and May corn hit new hights of 79 3-8 cents and 84 1-4 cents, respectively. Coled ion small spots by shawers, the entire Middlewest yesterday was a pool of heat bounded by fairly cool weather on the coasts. Even in the Rocky Mountain states, the mercury reached the 90s. Readings of 96 were Judge 1 , Holds for City, Against Long Law Changing New Orleans Police Board Control Is Invalid (Continued nn Page Three) NEW ORLEANS, La. —(/?)— Ruling for the city and against the state, District Judge Nat W. Bond Thursday issued an injunction to Mayor T. Semmes Walmsley preventing the proposed new police board from taking the police power out of his hands. Judge Bond held unconstitutional the legislative act creating the new beard, which Senator Long, political adversary of the Walmsley forces, caused to be passed through the recent state, assembly. The police board was one of several issues between the T/almsley and Long factions, which have resulted in both sides arraying armed camps of opposing policemen and nationa. guardsmen in the city. -«>-a-» Canadians Forced Down in England Dwindling Gasoline Cuts Short Flight to Bagdad, Asia Minor LONE': :T £ng. —(&)— The Trail of the Ca:..-„.;.. ;wo-motored plane, landed here Thursday after a flight of 30 hours 43 minutes from Canada. The fliers, James Ayling and Leonard Reid, had set out to establish a long distance record, with Bagdad, Iraz, as their goal. A rapidly-diminishing gasoline supply forced them to land in England. Head Out to Sea WASAGA BEACH, Ont. —{JP)— James Ayling and Leonard Reid, aviators with no experience at long-distance flying, sped eastward Wednesday night determined not to land until they (Continued on Paee Three) Roosevelt In Wisconsin • GREEN BAY, Wis. -(JP)- President Roosevelt came to Wisconsin Thurs-^ day with a complicated political situation confronting him in one of the major addresses contemplated during his tour. J He moved to Green Bay to speak-^ before the state tercentenary celbra- ,t tion. * The problem of new party align-' ments is a very live issue. Senator Robert LaFollette is running this'year on^a new party^ platrv form.' r^e-lDerhofirats haVe5*-Sj*Stve-- cornered race' for the sdnat enomina- tion and the Republicans are also active. In the principal speech of his tour the president soundsd a call for fur- , ther action by the New Deal on a nbh- partisan road. , "In one year and five months," the president declared, "the people of the United States have received at least a partial answer to their demands for action, and enither the demandsfrier, the action have reached the end of the road. "My action has been delayed by two; types of individuals. "There is the man whose objectives are wholly right and wholly progressive but who has declined to co-operate or even discuss methods of arriving at these objectives because he insists on his own methods. "The other type i the individual: who demands some message that will restore what he calls 'confidence,. " The president said confidence is re- i turning to the agricultural population, manufacturers, workers, home owners and small investors. The village of Blyth, Northumberland, England, has a lighthouse in the middle of the town. It originally stood at the mouth of Blyth harbor, but the riger changed its course, leaving the lighthouse high and dry. Markets Cotton continued to climb Thursday on the strength of a low government crop report, gaining 19 points or 95 cents per bale. New York October cotton closed at 13.82-83. November closed at 13.89; December 13.96; January, 14.01; March, 14.12. New York spots, 13.95; sales, 4,400, The gain Thursday has advanced the price of cotton within the past two days to over ?3 per bale. Little Rock Produce Hens, heavy breeds, Ib 7 to 8c Hens, Leghorn breeds, ib 6 to 7c Broilers, per Ib. 10 to 13c Roosters, per Ib , 5 to 4c Eggs, candled, per rtnz 14 to 16c LLIOTT COPYRIGHT 1934 The clay wa/'gloriously hot. As far as the eye could see aby white clouds scudded across a sky deeply blue. The houses along the shaded necks of Larchiierk were picked out in glare and shadow, glare and shadow, like toy houses cut out of bristol board and posed against, a black drop in a theater set. Like a girl stroling upon a stage, too, Boots Raeburn seemed as dazzlingly white from her tennis dress to her low-heeled shoes, she cap-ie °nf~ nt' the door of No. 8fi Poppy Lane and dawled gracefully toward a roadster waiting under the drooping maple tree. The young man in the driver's seat did not spring lightly to the ground like a knight of old, assisting his lady to her place. He mere- ly nodded < n.-vtllv to her, shifted the cigar- cite in '' ! i ' •••••il.h ever .«o slightly to permit the words. "Ho\v ;ire yon?" to issue there- from. As he pronounced it, the sentence sounded ihus, "Hiyah?" Boots loosed her golden mane casually, her brown eyes sparkled. She said she was all rbrh'. How was he? She climbed into the seat beside him and the motor rumbled al;>vmiiH'lv n* fhe driver shifted into gear. Even the most casual passerby might have noticed the girl in the ratty roadster was uirely lovely. The pearly quality of her skin, the depth and setting of her limpid brown f "/.";. velvet textured, flecked with amber lights, the way her soft hair grew and glint- ed about her brow—all these things marked Boots (christened Barbara) exceptional in a world of beautiful young things. Larch- neck's younger set admitted Boots was lovely. The roadster rattled past tradesmen's cars chugging peacefully or frantically by, a.ccor- ding to the driver's humor: past children in sun suits, frolicking on lawns; past turbaned and aproned colored maids shaking out rugs or watching for the postman. It was all serene, restful, easy. Boots really saw none of it, except as a tapestry which formed the background of her life. All her 18 years she had lived right here in Larchnock. The Raeburn's shabby gray shingle house with its unfashionable big veranda and high gabled look predated the pseudo-Colonial farmhouses and English cotatges that bloomed on every corner. But Boots was used to it—she seldom thought about it, in fact, except when she paused to envy someone like Sylvia Rivers whose house on the very borders of the blue Sound was a showplace of pale stucco and pink tiles with loggias, patios and mission bells to confound the casual visitor. Sylvia and Boots had been rivals in high school. Boots had walked off with the valedictory address—and Sylvia hadn't yet forgiven her for that. Sylvia's frock, of course, K"d been by far thn loveliest of all worn by the graduating class; sheerest organdie, del- icately flounced, ruffled, artfully made. Sylvia, with her long neck, silkly black hair done in a Madonna knot, her almost tot : . ominent swiming blue eyes, had looked exquisite in it and the "crowd" had rayed about it. Boots had tried not to be envious of Sylvia that night—she had so much to be happy about—T but somehow Sylvia almost always managed to distill the poison of envy with her patronizing airs, her high, affected artificial laugh. Ah, well, it was past. They were in midsummer now and Boots between whiles swimming, dancing in the Dig club rooms, dreamily helping her mother to make up the beds ' (Continued 01 page fiv^J ~ " '

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