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Thfs newspaper produced under divisions A-2 & A-8 Graphic Arts Code. Hope Star WEAfHKf Arkansas—Parity cloudy Saturday night and Sunday. VnT.TTMTP QF, MTTMRTTT? 9K7 V VJJ-lUiUjl/ 00 - IN UlVlJOJin, ^,0 I (AIM— M*nn» Amoclnteil rros» (NliiA)— Mrnnii Ncivn|Hi|icr Kn>frprl»e Ana'n HOPE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 1934 IMnr of Hope founded 180»| Hope D ally Pa-osii, 1927| Connolldnted fuHope Slnr, Jnnmirj JS t 1020. PRICE DIE An Open Letter to Norwood Hal L. Norwood Attorney General Little Rock, Ark. Dear Sir: Today your agents are distributing in my city pamphlet printings of "Norwood's Open Letter to Washburn." You seek to infer that this newspaper does not print both sides of every question, and therefore you must resort to street circulars to present your argument to the people of the City of Hope. But you gave Leffel Gentry the original copy of that letter, dated Tuesday, August 7, at Little Rock, and instructed him to deliver it to me personally in Hope, which he did late that afternoon. And I printed that letter on the front page of this newspaper the next day, Wednesday, August 8. _ '*<»'. KiAUu^ What do you say in that letter? Do you answer the charges FROM THE REC- ORt) that are made against you? You do not. You ignore THE RECORD and proceed to vilify the sincerity and honesty of the newspapers of Arkansas. You stated in an advertisement in the Arkansas Gazette Thursday, August 9: He (Bailey) has an extravagant write-up in a Hope paper and purchased 3,000 copies of it (actually 5,000, JVlr. Norwood) for distribution. I do not know whether his dealings with papers, by which they profited, were made before or after they came out for Bailey. Hope Star has received from Mr. Bailey all told (extra copies and advertising) the sum of $30.80. There is hardly a major county candidate who hasn't spent more than that amount with us. Your attempt to throw suspicion on the motives of the press is childish. We aren t trying to ELECT BAILEY. We're trying to BEAT NORWOOD. And everybody in Arkansas seems to understand that fact except you. We never have said one word against you in your capacity as a lawyer. What we have said has been directed against your record as ATTORNEY GENERAL—an office of the State of Arkansas, responsible to the voters and taxpayers. We have, as a newspaper, the constitutional right to talk about your record as ATTORNEY GENERAL. And you have no more right to call editorial criticism the "hired propaganda" of your opponent than we have the right to attack you in your private capacity as a lawyer. You don't play any more fair with your critics in a campaign than you play with the taxpayers in between campaigns. Friday you had John C. Sheffield, of Helena, speak in your behalf at the Hempstead county stump tour at Washington. But the taxpayers know Hal Norwood isn't paying Mr. Sheffield's expenses to campaign for him. The taxpayers know Mr. Norwood never pays anything—but lets the taxpayers pay his campaign expenses. Two years ago, when this newspaper launched a strenuous campaign for Boyd Cypert to beat Hal Norwood, this same Mr. Sheffield suddenly appeared as a candidate for ATTORNEY GENERAL too. ' . fc Sheffield split the vote, running third—and Norwood just did manage to nose out Boyd Cypert. That was in August, 1932. Four months later, December 30, 1932, the Associated Press reported to this newspaper that this same John C. Sheffield, appearing as your special counsel in the collection of a $10,627 settlement from the Woodruff county sheriff, drew a fee of $1,594 of the taxpayers' money. Mr. Sheffield boasted at Washington Friday that he took only 15% when he might have taken 25 %. But tin; question bothering the taxpayers isn't the fact that Mr. Sheffield missed a 25 %• fee. The question bothering the taxpayers is whether the 15'; fee. in tax money Mr. Sheffield actually got was retroactive pay for becoming a candidate in 1932 or an advance payment for helping the old "General" in 1934. Carl Bailey won't, ever in this world have enough money to "buy" this newspaper. But the State of Arkansas does have enough tax money to enable a shrewd lawyer to perpetuate himself in the ATTORNEY GENERAL'S office—unless newspapers that are free and voters who are courageous do something about it. We propose to do something about it. Yours truly, August 11, 1934 Alex. H. Washburn Hope, Ark.,, Hope Star ESCAPE ATTEMPT Coach Hammons Is Given Welcome by Local Civic Clubs Famed Football Mentor Greeted Here at Supper Friday Night —AND HIS 14 DOGS New Bobcat Leader Reported to Hunt as Well as He Coaches Foy Mammons, one of the Rrcat athletic coaches of Arkansas history, was introduced to 40 Hope business men at an outdoor supper meeting in Fair park Friday night as the new mentor of the Bobcats. It was a joint meeting of the Rotary and Kiwanis clubs. The man who coached Ouachita College and Fine Bluff High School teams, and who came here direct from Monticello A. & M. college after several successful years (here, was introduced as an all-round sportsman. Dogs—and More Dogs Albert Graves, Rotary president, said: "1 understand Coach Hammons brought 10 birddog-; over here—so all you bird hunters take notice." "Mr. Graves is wrong," responded Coach Hammons. "I didn't bring 10 birddogs—I brought 14." Charles Dana Gibson, president of Kiwanis, called upon many of the business men to speak greetings to the new coach. Mr. Hamrnons outlined his coaching policies in a terse manner: "I am no speaker," he said—"but I ask your cooperation on this one matter: "Please don't try to coach the boys when you meet them uptown. Boards of strategy are all right, but please don't try to tell the individual players wha t to do. . One Coach at n Time "There can only be one coach at a time ,and the coaching must be done on the actual playing field—if we are to get the best results from our men. "I want the confidence of my men, and I believe I shall have the confidence of the whole city after I have been here a while." Speakers emphasized the fact that Coach Hammons is widely-known not only as a physical trainer but a leader in the upbuilding of character and mental dicipline. His teams everywhere have had splendid names. Roy Anderson, financial chairman for high school athletics, said that with progress shown last year the gate receipts this year would in all probability wipe out the football debt. Hope Coach Land Survey Will Restore Forests Drouth - Prevention Move of Particular Value to Arkansas LI'ITLK ROCK.—A survey to determine what lands in Arkansas may he best suited for forests in the Agriculture Adjustment Administration's land-uses-program will he started this coming week. Plans for the survey in Arkansas. Louisiana. Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas were comple'ed at a meeting of a score of federal and state foresters in this region. J. C. Kireher of Atlanta, regional forester of the United States Forestry Service, presided at the meeting and outlined the information which is to be gathered in th? several states and forwarded to Washington by September IS. The survey is nation-wide, but Mr. Kireher pointed out that the land- uses- program, as finally efolved by the AAA. prnb'ih'y will mean more to Arkansas's forest resources than to any other slate, especially in the South . "It is reasonable to predict," he said, "that the dual lanH uses program will j add to the slate's forestry areas and reduce the agricultural areas, for a I primary put pose of the program is to j improve apricullural mehtods through the shifting of population from sub- marcinal lands to fertile agricultural lands. "With improved agricultural methods implied to land best suited for agiiculturo. there, will be need for less agiicultural area, and more land will be available for forestry development." Mr. Kireher pointed out that the effect of fnresU'.— or the lack of them —on druoths in "still a controversial uhiefTl " but he added that more and belter forests in Arkansas would en- nble the agricultural lands to make better use of such rainfall as occurs, whether (hey would increase the rainfall or not. 'Ilie total number of natural sheep or Bighorns, now ranging the forests cf this country, has been estimate at more than 12,000 by the Forest Service. Foy Hammons Scott County to Enforcej'oll Tax Central Committee Withdraws Its Defiance of Election Law WALDRON, Ark — (/P)— The Scott County Democratic Central Committee by a resolution Saturday rescinded its action of August 7 in which it voted to eliminate poll tax receipts as a requirement for voting at Tuesday's primary. Strike Paralyzes the Mellon Mills Aluminum Co m p a n y Claims 3 of Its Plants Are Working By the Associated Press Striking aluminum workers Saturday put the next step up to the Aluminum Company of America, against which the strike is directed, or the National Labor Relations Board. The strike, ordered by the aluminum workers' council, brought only a partial response. Managers of three of the Aluminum Company of America's units said their plants were operating as usual. In Washington the Labor Advisory Board of the NRA turned its attention to the Harriman Hosiery Mills in Tennessee, complaining that the agreement restoring the Blue Eagje to that plant was a repudiation of the workers and demanding its withdrawal. Claim 15,000 Strikers WASHINGTON—(/P)—A strike in all plants of the Aluminum Company of America at midnight was called Friday by the Aluminum Workers' Council after weeks of fruitless, efforts to reach an agreement. Officials of the American Federation of Labor, asserting that the walkout was decided upon as a last report, said it was authorized by the federation because "the company has failed to make any concession to the workers' demands." The National Labor Relations Board, which tried unsuccessfully to effect a settlement in the controversy Thursday had not been officially apprised of the strike call late Friday. It was explained the board's connection with the dispute between the Aluminum Company, controlled by the Mellon family, and its unionized em- ployes had been merejy that of a mediator. The strike originally had been set for July 25 but was postponed pending mediation efforts. Boris Shishkin, of the American Federation of Labor, who announced the strike, said that demands of the workers included the shed off system of collecting union dues, Seniority rule and a universal wage system which would give employes performing similar operations the same wage scale in each of the company's plants. He denied the workers demanded a close dshop agreement. The company has rejected each of the demands, he said, contending the union wanted a closed shop and elimination of the North-South wage dif' ferential. Shislikin said the strike would affect plants of the company in East St. Louis, 111.; New Kensington, Pa.; Arnold, Pa.; Logan's Ferry, Pa.; Matsena, N. Y.; Baden, N. C. and Alcoa, Tenn. The federation official added that approximately 15,000 workers are involved by the strike order. Minister Bitten by Snake in Faith Test Refuses Aid North Carolinian Prepares to Preach as Usual on Sunday BITTEN BY RATTLER Reptile Struck Him as He Waved It Aloft From Pulpit SYLVA, N. C.—(VP)-Albert Teester, mountain minister, made preparations Saturday to deliver his regular Sunday sermon although he still was ill from rattlesnake bites he suffered in a demonstration of his faith. Teester was bitten twice last Sunday when lie held a snake in his pulpit to demonstrate to the congregation his faith. He became seriously ill from the bites, but refused medical attention. Saturday he was able to move about his home. Smallest Wheat Crop Since 1 Roosevelt Get Time to Chat Wooden Gun Stunt of Dillinger Fails at Louisiana Pen 2 Killed, 6 Wounded and Remaining 5 Surrender, at Angola GUARDS ^HOLD FIRM Convicts Rush Them But Are Swept Back by ' Bullets BATON ROUGE, La. —(IP)— two convicts were reported by Penitentiary,; Manager R L. Hines to have teen ' shot and killed Saturday when 13 prisoners broke from the state p«nit. entiary at Angola. { The prisoners killed were Raymond Candler and Bill Bryant, both long- termers. Six of the escaping convicts were wounded and caught, and the ^remain* v ing five surrendered later. The escape was planned along the lines of the famous Dillinger wooderi;- ( gun escape in Indiana. Bryant and , Lucas Badeaux, armed with clevefly- fashioned wooden pistols, rushed the guards but were shot down. Bryant formerly lived at Texarkana. Meat Supply Drastically Reduced by Failure of Grain WASHINGTON.- (fP) —Food prices will be materially higher next year, says Secretary Wallace, but no shortage is expected. The drouth, which has driven pros pective food and feed supplies to the lowest point in 30 years, is responsible, he said Saturday. Wheat Lowest Since 1890 WASHINGTON.—(#>)—The smallest yield of grain in 30 years, or more, was predicted Friday by federal reporters but Secretary Wallace reiterated that there was no danger of food shortage. The drouth's ravages affected not only the grain crops but directly or indirectly the entire food supply of the nation and cotton as well. The Crop Reporting Board forecast that this year's production of corn would be only 1,608,108,000 bushels, a decline of more than half a billion aushels over it sestimate of conditions on July 1. The average yield of this important feed and food crop is around 2,500,000,000 bushels. The wheat yield, to the surprise of many observers, increased 6,000,000 >ushels Friday over the July predic- ion. The estimate was 490,960,000 jushels, but that figure is the lowest since the 1890's. The dry siege, both directly and indirectly, is rapidly paring the nation's meat supply. Millions of cattle and sheep are being bought by the government, both because they are starving now from lack of feed and water and also because there will be no feed for them in months to come. But Secretary Wallace, although visibly concerned over the too enthusiastic co-operation the drouth has given the Farm Administration's surplus reduction campaigns, said that even though the customary supply of "sirloin steaks and pork chops" would be reduced next year, "there will be plenty of food to keep everyone in the best of health." He said food prices would be materially higher but he doubted the farmer would receive any more for his products than he did in 1914. The secretary said his administration intended to do all it could to prevent food profiteering and that there might be a temporary abandonment of intensive acreage next year. He said, however, it was planned to retain "some sort of control," even though acreage restrictions were not exercised in 1935, and that he felt his administration's program had helped to ease the drouth situation. 130-Pound Mellon ShippeoHo N, Y. 0. D. Middlebrooks Sends "Largest to Date" to Long Island One rose cropped out Sautrday in the bramble-bush of politics—a news item from O. D. Middlebrooks, Patmos' famous watermelon producer, that he had shipped a 130-pound watermelon to Long Island, N. Y. This melon, the largest reported to date this season, went to S. E. Kent of the Pacific Mills, son of John Kent of this county. A pair of much-traveled notables here had a chance for a little conversation about where thef'd been and what thef'd seen, as President Roosevelt took a brief rest on his way back to Washington to chat with Ws wife. Both appear fit after their long tours, (he president to Hawaii and the First Lady through the far west. Officer Escapes at Brink of Grave Shot 5 Times by Gunmen, Gets Away While They Dig Pit CHICAGO.— '(ff>) —Constable John Griffin;' of suburban- BeHwood,"shol ; five times by a quartet of gunmen, escaped from his would-be-assassins Saturday while they prepared to dig his grave. Griffin said four men seized him as he went to keep an appointment. They took his pistol and then shot the constable five times. • The constable escaped when the men relaxed their vigilance momentarily. Police, regarding revenge as a motive for the attack, arrested one man and are seeking'four others. The ancients thought the start were fixed permanently to the dome of the sky, so that they called them fixed stars to distinguish them from the wandering planets. Doug and Mary's Romance Recalled Manage r's Suit Sheds Light on Her 1920 Divorce NEW YORK— Forced by a revolver in the hand of an irate manager, Douglas Fairbanks bolted from the dressing room of Mary Pickford in a Hollywood lot to safety over a fence. Months later he called upon his nimble legs to speed him from the lounge of the Lambs Club in New York when her manager approached o ask him to give up America's sweetheart for the good of her public. These incidents, described as happening in 1919 and 1920—Miss Pickford was divorced from Owen Moore in that year—were related in a bill cf particulars filed Friday in federal •ourt by Edward Hammer, Miss Pickford's self-styled foster-fother and manager. Henrem is suing for $250,000, asserting his managerial labors to preserve Miss Pickford's reputation for sweetnes and light were worth it. The Faribanks menace came to his notice in May, 1918, Hemmer declared, four years atfer he had commissioned an artist to draw the familiar picture of America's sweetheart seated in a field of daisies, with curls cascading from under a large hat and a bundle nestling in her lap. Mary's mother, the Jate Mrs. Charlotte Pickford, dispatched him to Denver to suppress publicity unfavorable to the star. Alarmed at the strides which the friendship between Doug and Mary had taken, he summoned reporters to a conference and convinced them that they should not publish the story of the friendship, Hammer related, because 100,000 prints of the daisy picture had been broadcast. "Adolph Zukor and I and the defendant's mother held several conferences concerning the director situation," Hemer said. "It was fisally decidede to be of the best interest of the defendant to have her produce her pictures in Hollywood, thereby eliminating the possibility of a continued relationship between the defendant and the director." Filing of the bill of particulars was the answer of Ralph Vatner, Hemmers lawyer and Bernard H. Sandier, associate lawyer, to the demand of Judg William Bundy for more details. Hammer claimed that Mary and her mother orally contracted to reward him for his services, cither in the mother's will or by direct payment from Mary. He got no bequest from the mother and Mary refused to pay him. Peace Move Fails for New Orleans Neither Long Nor Walmsley Will Agree to Compromise ... NEW .ORLEANSi' La.— (5>) -peace negotiations by 14 civic and'business organizations to end the armed political war between Senator Long and Mayor Walmsley over the control of New Orleans politics appeared Saturday to have collapsed. Long was quoted by civic leaders as being willing to withdraw his troops if he could get a guarantee from Walmsley that his city administra- tionists would not seize the city voters' registration books, which have been in the custody of guardsmen for nearly two weeks. Walmsley refused to give such a guarantee. He said all Long had to do was to disband his troops and he would disband his special police force, organized to meet the guardsmen if direct action should be started. U. S. Certificates Issued on Silver Money Is Printed Against Full Value of $1.29 , an Ounce WASHINGTON.— (ff)— The Treasury Friday night disclosed that certificates were being printed against silver held' in the general fund on the basis of the .full monetary value 9 President Returns to Capital Again Roosevelt Home Safely From His 13,000-Mile Vacation Trip / WASHINGTON —(/P)— President Roosevelt returned to the White House Friday after a 13,000-mile trip to begin a study of problems that have accumulated during his absence. Gone 41 days, the president's vacation tour has carried him to American possessions in the Atlantic and the Pacific and across the North American continent. He went over the business situation with Secretary Morgenthau and then renewed international developments with Secretary Hull. Both conferences were described as routine and principally to inform Mr. Roosevelt of last minute events. [ It was a sun-tanned and smiling j president who came off the special train at noon after a record-breaking trip from Chicago of 16 hours. He stopped to ongratulate the train crew and then waved to a crowd of wel- comers standing in the hot sun at the railroad station. Members of the cabinet boarded the president's private car upon its arrival at the Union Station, but the meeting was purely an exchange of greet- in-t. secreianes ICKIBS anu Dem arrived with Mr. Roosevelt. The drouth situation which was sc. realistically reviewed to the president in his ride across the Northwest area is down on the White House calendar for constant surveillance. In his trip acros sthe country the president saw more faces perhaps than any other man in a similar period. He was greeted everywhere by crowds which defied the most intense heat to see him. After a couple or so weeks the pres- f iiint planr to go to his family home at ' Hyde Park, N. Y. to spend probably the month cf September. He is unable to use the official office here winch is now under complete reconstruction to make available more working space for the White House itaff. Mrs. Anna Curtis Dall, daughter of the president, joined him in his private car. John, his eldest son, completed the tour with his father. Approximately 62,000,000'ounces', acquired in various ways, including t(af* - eign war debt payments at a cost of arouncl ?46,900,000 are affected Tjy'the program announced Friday night' Face value of the certificates to be issued against them will be around ?80,000,000, the statement said, instead' of'the actual cost price of the metal as'previously had been understoodl J5ilver certificates also will be issued against metal acquired under the silver purchase act, including nation* alization of silver, at,the full : bf.?129 an ounce, the statement said,' 'although for the present they are being issued only in an amount equal to the metal's cost. The certificates printed from seign- iorage silver will be retained for: "the present by the Treasury as ar profit/ but can be put into circulation whenever desired. The statement' followed appearande of a 56,136,421 seigniorage item in-the Treasury's leceipts as shown on its daily statement, with a corresponding gain in the value of silver bullion carried in the general fund. The Treasury explained : that seignr iorage had appeared in the statement heretofore, but had been included among the "other miscellaneous" re» ceipts . Returning to the capital, President Roosevelt conferred with Secretary Morgenthau on'future policies which apparently are aimed at an international agreement for a broader use of the white metal as a monetary base. The president has said he believes an international monetary conference on both gold and silver would help the nations of the world. Minnesota Troop Rule Is Sustained U. S. Court Refuses Employers' Plea for injunction MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. —(/P)— Federal court Saturday upheld the legality of Governor Olson's military rule in the truck drivers' strike by refusing 10 protesting employers an injunction against a continuance of the decree. The employers attacked the legality of the martial-rule edict and demand-' ed a permanent injunction. Markets Cotton slumped $1 a bale Saturday, closing at 13.43-15 for October New York. November closed at 13.50; December, 13.58-60; January, 13.53; and March at 13.74-75. The October maximum was 13.55 and the low was 13.39. New York spots, 13.55; sales, 530. Little Rock Produce Hens, heavy breeds, Ib 7 to 89 Hens, Leghorn breeds, ib 6 to 7c Broilers, per Ib 10 to l?c Roosters, per Ib S to '4c Eggs, candled, per dot 11 to l<je I ,< "i \ * •.?•'

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