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Tit Is n«wsp»i!*r produced under dl« visions A-Z tk A-S Graphic Art* Coda. Hope Star WCATHCKi Arkansas—Partlycloudy; continued warm Friday nltht and Saturday. VOLUME 35—'NUMBER 266 <AI")—Mrnnn Armoclntert (MSA)—Mrnnn N>rt*pn|>rr KntfrprlBr Ann'n HOPE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, AUGUST 10,1934 tint of Hope fouitd*d ISOOi Hop* D nllr Prom, 1»2T» T>t>Tr<T? Kn ConnolMattA «« Hope Slnr, Jnnunrr 18,. 1W8B. ' •, • i XViVjJrJ PC DROUTH ENDS CROP CONTROL Political Chamber of Horrors or A Candidate Gets the Jitters Editorial by Alex. H. Washburn Every candidate for governor who ha» nothing better to talk about attacks the "horrible conditions" at the State Hospital for Nervous Diseases. Speaking in Hope Tuesday night Howard Reed's daughter made three charges: 1. Governor Futrell enforced his economy program by abolishing the asylum's baseball team. 2. Governor Fulrcll took away another of the asylum's innocent amusements—free motion pictures. 3. One of the governor's state workers at the asylum took from relatives of a Kingsland patient who had died $109 to prepare the body for burial—and then delivered the body to said relatives in a naked condition. Here is a typical Reed campaign charge. Let's examine it. XXX Dr. A. C. Kolb, of Hope, is a member of the board of the State Hospital. Dr. Kolb told The Star Friday that the hospital baseball team which was., abolished., was composed largely of hired players that cost the state $1,500 a year plus board and room—an average of more than $300 a month during the playing season. Another reason for the abolishment was that the hired players brought many hangers- on to the hospital grounds where they had no business. Furthermore, inmates pf the asylum t^^y-jpicjeive fre&jpia*!^ lie Rock Club of the Southern Association; and teams of the Little Rock City League play daily on the asylum grounds. So the asylum still has plenty of baseball amusement. Regarding the movies, Dr. Kolb.. tells., this newspaper that they were NOT abolished. They were discontinued temporarily while CWA construction was under way at the hospital, and were then restored. There were free movies right up to June 1st this year, when they were discontinued for the summer season, as is the regular custom at the asylum, because there are no cooling facilities for indoor audiences during the hot months. Out of little incidents like these do grave campaign charges grow. XXX Now regarding the alleged incident of a Kingsland family sending money to the hospital to prepare a deceased patient for burial. J. H. Parker, the hospital's business manager, makes this flat statement: "When money is sent here for burial purposes the hospital never in any way handles it but requests that the money be paid to the undertaker who has charge of the funeral." Candidate Reed may have a case against some undertaker, and he may cause the State Hospital itself to proceed against some undertaker—but has he a case against the Futrell administration? Following Miss Reed's charge before a Hope audience Tuesday night Board Member Kolb immediately wrote Business Manager Parker of the hospital. This is Parker's reply: I have your letter of August 8, also the Hope Star with reference to some charges made about the hospital about the way a patient was delivered to his people after death. We have searched our records and ;irp unable to find any patient that has been shippd to Kingsland since 1 have been connected with the hospital. Kingsland, as you know, is m Cleveland County and we have also looked for patients that might have been shipped to other points. Dora Adams, who died on September 18, 1933, from flisoii, was removed by Drummond and Company, City. Krny Krazier, colored, died on October 11, 1933. from Rison, and her remains were removed by T. K. Miller and Company, Pine Bluff, Arkansas. We have no way to determine just what the Reed crowd are charging to us in this respect. It has been the custom when a patient dies to make a robe for them out of sheets and has always been done according to our records. Where a patient is delivered to an undertaker they are robed as stated above. All the caskets used now, or formerly used, by this institution are plain wooden caskets made in our shops here. When the bodies are delivered to undertakers we very seldom give them a casket unless they aie financially unable to buy another casket. If Howard Reed would give us the name of the patient I would be glad to make a thorough investigation and furnish you with the information obtainable. I IIHVC had a talk with the employes and they tell me that charges of this kind are no exception to the rule when there is a campaign on fur Governor. Dr. Arkebaucr lius handled the burial of these patients for a long number of years and he told me this morning that when money is sent here tor burial purposes the hospital never in any way handles it but requcMs that the money be paid to the undertaker who has charge ot the funeral. 1 can find no case where this hospital has received money for burial purposes. 1 am sure there is absolutely no truth in that statement. It Howard Reed wants to make ajiy charges against the hospital 1 believe he ought to be willing, to state exactly what he has in mind t,o that we could answer it if we want to. Slight Hope for Relief From Heat Wave in Arkansas 3-Inch Rain Rakes Glenwood, Damaging Much Property ASHDOWrTALSO HIT But Elsewhere State Suffers From Intense August Heat LITTLE ROCK—(/P)—Some sections of the state enjoyed somewhat cooler weather Friday but discovered heavy damage left by high winds and rain. Other sections continued to swelter in 100-plus temperatures as little hope •war, held out for a break in the torrid conditions. (Maximum in Hope up to 3 p.m. Friday was 100 degrees..) At Glenwood, Pike county, stonn.s left damaged buildings and uprooted trees. Two persons were injured when school was blown down near Ashdown. Three inches o£ rain fell at Glenwood. Marshall, Batesville and Pocahontas were other points which reported rain. By the. Associated Press The heal wave held on tenaciousb Friday with a steadily-mounting tol of victims. Thirty-six persons arc known to have perished during the past few days as a result of record-breaking temperatures, and no relief is in sigh yet. Weather Bureau officials said. The cool wave reported to be sweeping out of the Northwest failed to make its appearance and tempera turcs sky-rocketed Thursday far beyond the centurymark in many places for the second scorching day. • Texas had 15 deaths. Nebrasga counted seven. The Rocky-.Moimtain region coolej .'oft a'ritf four*'persons perished nea Denver in a terrific rain and hai storm. August 9, 1934 Little Rock, Ark. Your very sincerely, J. H. PARKER, Business Manager. By the Associated Press Scores of prostrations and at leas seven deaths were recorded Thursdaj as the Midwest and Southwest were tortured by a heat wave scon to bt dissipated, weather officials said, bi cooling winds from the North. Meanwhile Colorado suffered a ter rific hail and rainstorm in the resor region near Denver that lashed thi mountain streams into a frenzy and swept four persons to their deaths. Hottest spot of the nation was No wata. Okla., with a reading of 114 de grees. Close behind were Missouri am Kansas. It was 113 in Marysville, Mo. 110 in Kanas City; 107 in Jeffersoi City, Mo., and other Kansas localities suffered. Two deaths were rcpoted in Illinoi and .Springfield, where the state Re 'publican convention convened, saw its all-time heat record fall with a new reading of 108. Temperatures shot up late Thursday in Milwaukee to 97 and two persons died. One person died in Kansas City. New Arkansas Record Arkansas had another round of record breaking heat with 109 at Fort Smith, and all-time record, and 110 at Harrison, equaling the high mark for that city. One death occured in the state. Rains accompanied the cool wave at Sioux Falls, Yankton, Mitchell, Brookings and Waterton, S. D. Temperature ranged from 55 degrees at Aberdeen to 62 at Pierre. Almost an inch of rain fell at Waterton. High humidity added to the discomforts of the 9-1-degree heat at Chicago, but toward mid-afternoon the temperature dropped to 91 and occasional breezes gave relief. DCS Moines, la., had a reading of 102 degrees. When the thermometer (Continued on Paee Three) FLAPPER FANNY SAYS: REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. •orm- —and Reform—in Films Before and after movie reform might be the label for these two poses of Ida Luplno, bewltcdlng ornament to the film Industry. At the left, in a photo broadcast by her studio Just before the storm broke, Ida is allcr- Ing in a yachting costume that Is charmingly revealing. But how times have changed! At the right, you see Ida today, all dressed up in her non-cxposeurfe garb, going in for wholesome exercise. . Election Officers for 2 More Boxes ' List Completed for Centerville and Ozan Precincts t isu't the yarn you use but .io\v much you have ou the ball that counts. Judges and clerks for Centeryillc and Ozan voting precincts, omitted from the list published in Thursday's Star because committeemen failed to file them with the Democratic Central Committee, were announced Friday. They are: Centervillc Box—Judges, Charles Sanders, Carl Richards, Tom Gleghorn; Clerks, D. M. Collier, G. A. Linaker; Sheriff, Bud Allen. Oznn Box—Judges, Wilbur Jones, J. W. Gist, Earl King; Clerks, J. K. Green, V. C. Lewis; Sheriff, Sam Carrigan. Prison Gates Are Opened by Hitler He Even Turns Loose Men Who Made "Insulting Remarks" BERLIN, Germany—(/P)— Chancellor Adolph Hitler opened the doors of jails and concentration camps for thousands of political prisoners Thurs. day, extending amnesty to those convicted of minor offenses. The order was issued as a commemoration of the union of the presidency and the chan- cellorship. The exact number affected remains to be determined. The move was looked upon as a first step in Hitler's campaign for a fresh vote of confidence in the national plebiscite August 19. The new law was said by observers to have the following political aims: public resentment against Nazi p°" approaching plebiscite. (2) Direct, indication to foreign countries Ihat the plebiscite is not (o be carried out undre threat of poli- tionl imprisonment. (3) To made a bid for "gratitude" votes which will help swell the Nazi balloting. Even gratitude votes may play an important part in the final count, it was said, since Hitler must better his 91! per cent of the public approval recorded in the November, 1933, plebiscite, in order to gain definite and satisfactory evidence of national support. The amnesty applies without regard to t lie offense to persons fined up to 1.000 marks or imprisoned for periods up to six months, provided they have no previous criminal record. Even those previously convicted will be freed if sentences were not more than 500 marks fine or three months in prison. Only those convicted prior to August 2, date of President von Hindenburg's death, arc to benefit from the lav.'. The political offenses to which the amnesty applies include those guilty of making insulting remarks about Hitler. ' Quit as Rgular "Curtain" for the Most- Famed Figure in American Game 'BOSTON, Mass. Babe Ruth Friday setteled all conjecture about his immediate future with this statement: "I'm definitely through as a regular player at the end of the season." He made this statement to newspapermen as he sat in an hotel room before Friday's game between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. "I would like to remain in the game as manager and perhaps do a little pinch-hitting on Saturdays and Sundays," he said. ''I would like to wind up this season, too, by playing on the championship Yankee club and getting into the World Series." Broadway Ass'n. and Hope to Give Programs KTHS Musical and Speaking Program Monday From 6 to 6:30 p. m. OFFER BY STATION Tom Nobles. Gives This City Half an Hour's Time on Air A combined good will and musical program,for Hope.and the Broadway of America will be broadcast over radio station KTHS at Hot Springs next Monday night from 6:00 to 6:30 o'clock. The program was arranged here by Gus Bernier, manager of New Capital hotel and an ardent booster for the Broadway of America, and Mrs. Ralph Routon, who will have charge of the •musical numbers. Albert Graves, Hope attorney, will make the radio address, representing local civic groups and the city •government. Cold watermelon will be furnished the party at the broadcasting studio by Mr. Bernier. The invitation for the broadcast was extended to Hope by Tom Nobles, program director for KTHS. The musical numbers, arranged by Mrs. Routon: Violin: Barcarolle—MasMillen; Miss Josephine Cannon, Mrs. B. C. Hyatt at piano. Duet: Barcarolle—Offenbach. Absent —Metcalf; Mrs. John P. Cox, Miss Evelyn Murph, Mrs. Ralph Routon at piano. Talk—(speaker yet unselected). Piano: Valse—Mokrey. Lowden- derry air arranged by.Grainger; Mrs. B. C. Hyatt Dramatic Reading: Fleurette—Robert Servide; Mrs. J. G .Martindale. Voices: Trees Rasbach. Sweet mys- 'tery D 1 Mil«; q >jfcT'Evelyn Murph, Mrs- Routon' at piano. . Tuneful music—"Songs that you like to hear;" Mrs. Martindale. Bulletins PALO ALTO, Calif.—(/P)-Fore going any elaborate ceremony, former President Herbert Hoover celebrated his 60th birthday at his home here Friday. WASHINGTON r-UP)— Hugh S. Johnson notified NRA workers Frl* day that the Blue Eagle organization had reached the point where a reduction In personnel is necessary. LITTLE ROCK-(/P)—Miss OUle Pack, 33, manager of a department store tea room here, was found dead Friday the victim of scld-administered poison. Coroner L. C. Aday gave a verdict of suicide. WASHINGTON—(#)— The de' rmrtinent of War announced Friday that $169,000 had been nlloted for the operation and care of locks and dams on the Ouachlta river in Arkansas and Louisiana. AAA Expected to Lift Its Reduction : Program in 1935 Short Current Supplies Cut Down Carry-Over to Normal •+ GRAIN PIUCES Chicago Corn Rushes Up to Highest Level Since 1930 war County's Closing Rally at Saenger Republ icans Sound Call in Illinois "Party of Sound Policies" Is Slogan of G. 0. P. Roundup SPRINGFIELD, 111. -(^-Republican National Chairman Henry P. Fletcher Thursday asked votes for the "party of sound economic practices." Fletcher was one of the 20 speakers before the Republican state convention held on the hottest day in Springfield's history, the weather bureau recording 108 degrees. In starting the Midwestern drive against the Democrats, Fletcher charged that Democratic campaign promises have been violated, that the NRA and AAA have failed and that unprecedented expenditures in the name of recovery have failed to produce results. Platform recommendations condemned the policies of the ruling Democrats but made no attacy upon the president. "The New Deal's NRA is strangling its AAA." said Fletcher. He said the Democrats might require every fanner to paint a black crow on his gate post as a condition to getting governemnt money. He asked why money should be spent "to prime the pump" if there is no indication t tahit wil operate on its own. "In the Good Old Summer Time," Mrs. Antonio Is Executed in N. Y. Wife and 2 Men Electrocuted for Murder of Husband was sung spontaneously by the delegates as interlude to the proceedings. "The credit of the United States can only eb undermined by the government itself indulging in unsound fin- ancila policies and unchecked extravagances." Fletcher said. We are entitled to know what our government is doing with our money and our cred- Asking why the AAA should be con- In a day the average farmer walks tinued, the national chariman said cot- I 26 miles, a letter carrier 22, policemen OSSIN1NG, N. Y. — (ff)— Mrs. Anna Antonio, a slim 29-year-old mother sat down to death in Sing Sing's electric chair Thursday night with a finel word to the warden of her love for her three children. She also protested her innocence of the J5.000 insurance murder of her hus. band, for which the state exacted in the same death chamber the lives of two male confederatesi They died 13 minutes after Mrs. Antonio. To Warden Lewis E. Lawes, Mrs. Antonio said in her last hour: ''I doi't care what you do with me. I'm not afraid to die. I have nothing on my conscience. I never killed anyone." One of the two men, Vincent Saetta, 24, and Samuel Ferraci, 43, which she did not say—told her before the slaying, Mrs. Antonio acknowledged, that he was going to kill her husband. To this man she quoted herself as saying, "I don't care what you do. I'm only interested in my children." Pale and wan| her weight reduced 15 pounds since she entered the prison's death house 15 months ago, Mrs. Antonio was supported by two matrons a she was brought to the death chair. She wore a light blue gingham dress and her lips were drawn. In a low tone that was a mumble to the nearest witness, Mrs. Antonio repeated prayers after the chaplin, the Rev. Father John P. McCafferty. The matrons, both visibly nervous, were on each side of the chair as she was strapped down to die. The executioner, Robrt Elliott, who threw the witch at the electrocution of Ruth Snyder and Sacco and Van- zetti, again was the grim workman. The electric current was applied almost immediately with the complete adjustment of the mask and straps. Her head had been shaved for the electrode, which was a part of the face mask. Physicians determined at 10:17 p. m. that that Mrs. Antonio was dead. Expresing a conviction that each of the three was quilty, Governor Lehman said the law makes no distinction of sex in the punishment of crimes. "The crime and the manner of the execution are abhorrent," the governor said. . "The administration of the criminal Iwa should be fair and just. I am satisfied that it has been in these cases. Likewie the administration of justice must be definite and certain, o that siciety may be protected and respect and observance of the law maintain- All Day Monday—Parks! Saturday Afternoon, Kitchens That Night - Hempstead county candidates will bring their political speaking tour to a close here Monday with an all-day rally, climaxed that night by parades and a speech by W. S. Atkins, candidate for congress from the Seventh Arkansas district. Starting at 10 o'clock in the morning, candidates will speak frof the stage of the Saenger theater, winding up at 6 o'clock that afternoon. The cooling system of the Saenger will be put -in .operation. At 6 o'clock Monday afternoon the Stamps, and .Hope bands will parade through the -business'district. Two hours later loud-speakers will be set up -.ft:-;the, city^h1a\3aj^^^$Jr- At<hns at 8 o'cock will make his final address in the interest of his election. Tilman Parks, candidate for e-election to congress from the Seventh district, will speak from the lawn of First Baptist church at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Saturday night at 8 o'clock, Wade Kitchens of Magnolia, also a candidate for the same office, will speak to the voters of Hempstead county from the First Baptist church lawn. CHICAGO.—(;p)-Grain and farm prodrce prices were pushed to nt&r high marks for the year as heavy buying of commodity futures was re-< newed vigorously Friday. Business speeded up to the teitfpo of a bull market as corn advanced to « the highest level since 1930. * < Abandon '35 Reduction WASHINGTON.—(/P)-The Agricultural Adjustment Administration'sfar- reaching program of crop-reduction Is , expected to be abandoned partiaUy 1 '' next year. ' An announcement to this effect awaited the result of the July report of the condition of the nation's 1 " crop, due Friday. , " The change in plans would be only, temporary. .. ; ' , ' Four factors prompt the AAA tb consider lifting the acreage program: , 1. Short supplies will cut last .year's f .'|j carry-over to about normal. v "» , 2. Officials appreciate tlie possibli-.~ • ity^that political opposition might*' grow" if reductions are continued >ia ,' the face of lower supplies and high' prices. 3. Another drouth year would re- • quire the use of all acres to maintain , . supplies at normal. t , i ' 4. Damage to next year's wheat , t crop is already predicted on account,^; of'the delay in plowing dusty Iai>cl& n S To Pick Saenger Winner on Sunday 5 Judges Chosen to Make Final Count—Voting Closes Saturday Final arrangements were completed late Thursday by Manager Swanke of the Saenger as to who shall be the five judges to nount the final week's votes and re-check the five previous week's votes. They are as follows: Hoy Anderson, insurance; C. C. Lewis, Geo. W. Robison & Co.; Mrs. Frank Hicks of the Hope Water & Light Plant; Walter •••ostvon. advertising manager of the Hope Star, and the Saenger manager. I'he winners, to make the free 10- lay, all-expenses-paid trip to Hollywood will be announced and presented on the Saenger stage at 9:30 Sunday night by E. F. McFaddin, who will act as master of ceremonies for the occa- •on. INot only will the winner get the trip, but she will have the choice of any hat from the L. C. Burr Co. and a beautiful pair of pumps from the Geo. W. Robison Department store The winner leaves Saturday, August 18, for her first stop on the trip, Little Rock, where she will meet and have dinner with the 13 other winners and get acquainted for the next big step— Hollywood. Saturday is the last day and all those buying tickets are again warned that contest tickets are not good after thin Saturday night. Use 'em now. At 10 o'clock Saturday night the ballot box wil be locked up in the vault off the Citizens bank until Sunday afternoon, when they will be counted. ton and tobacco crop control policies threaten to remove froiri the farmer control of his land. 14, boys 15, girls 11, housewives 8 and train conductors 7, it has been estimated. Fish Fry Friday NighUor Clubs Rotarians and Kiwanians to Meet at Fair Park at 6:30 Rotarians and Kiwanians of Hope will hold a fish-fry and joint meeting at 6:30 o'clock Friday night at Fair park, a change from the original plans which called for a meeting of the two clubs on the river at Fulton. It will be a stag party, with approximately 25 members from each club expected to attend. There will be plenty of fish, coffee, cornbread and pickles, according to Terrell Cornelius and Sid Bundy, of the' refreshment committee. P , ' r f«f, in Louisiana Quizzed Mrs. Carl Fisher Appears in Long Income Tax Probe NEW ORLEANS, La. — (/P>— A former official in the Women's Division of Senator Huey P. .Long's politic?! a federal grand jury's income tax investigation which temporarily has taken the spotlight away from the sen. ator's armed political war with Mayor T. Semmes Walwsley. Federal agents made every effort to shield her identity as she came into the Federal building, directly across the plaza from the city hall zone, but when she signed the receipt for her witness fees, she was disclosed as Mrs. Carl Fisher of Jefferson parish, relative of the powerful Fisher faction in that parish which has stood solidly with Long for years. Until last week, when she resigned, she was first vice president of the Women's Division of Long's Louisiana Democratic Association. She is in at- tache of the New Orleans Levee Board. Mrs. Fisher is a daughter-in-law of state Senator Jules Fisher and a cousin by marriage of state Representative Joe Fisher, henchman of Long in the Legislature, "1 never was asked so many questions in my life," she said on her de» part-ore. Her testimony followed that of Mike Moss, former powerful financier and political pawer in the Long machine, who was brought here from Arizona by federal investigators Wednesday . 3th Succumbs in Car-Train Crash Child of 7 Only Survivor of Grade-Crossing Accident MEMPHIS, Tenn.— (ff) —With the death of Mrs. Viola Halstead here Friday the toll of victims in a trrin-au- tomobile accident here Thursday was brought to eight, Barney Waterbury, 7, was the only survivor of a party en route to Wolf River Beach when their car was struck by a Louisville & Nashville train. Markets New York October cotton dropped 19 points Frida yto close at 13.63-64. The decline represents a loss of 95 cents per bale. December closed at 13.76; January, 13.81; March, 13.92. New York spots, 13.75; sales, 300. Little Kock Produce Hens, heavy breeds, Ib 7 to 8c Hens, Leghorn breeds, ib 6 to 7c Broilers, per Ib 10 tp 13c Roosters, per Ib - S to 4c Eggs, candled, per doz -U to 16c

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