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This newspaper produced under divisions A»2 & A-5 Graphic ArU Coda. •dHHHh* ••MMkM ^^^BB^^^^ •^^^**"^^^^ ^*^BBB^^ Star Arkansas-? a r 11 y cloudy, cooler in central and east portions, cooler in northwest portion Monday night) Tuesday partly cloudy. VOLUME 35—NUMBER 258 (AI 1 )—Mrnnn Ai«ocln«ril I'rrt* (M:.t >— HOPE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 1934 of Mope founded 1809) Hop* D «Hr Cojuollilnted nil Mope g|nr, Jntinnry I8 t PRICE 6c COB? CAMPAIGN WINDS UP Vote for These Two For Governor of Arkansas For Attorney General .7. Morion I-'ufrell Cnrl E. Bulky "With My Usual Contempt" Editorial by Alex. H. Washburn On Tuesday the people of Arkansas will go to the polls to elect, among others, a governor and an attorney general. Two years ago this newspaper supported Futrell to overturn the Parnell-Blackwood administration which, aside from the highway debt, was plunging the state into an enormous deficit on running expenses. At the same time we strenuously urged the defeat of Hal Norwood, then running for his third consecutive term (fifth in all) as attorney general. And to that end we supported Boyd Cypert, former prosecuting attorney of Little Rock. The New Deal for Arkansas state government was successful as regards the governorship. But Norwood, splitting the field with "dummy" candidates (there was no runoff primary law in 1932), evaded his judgment day and crawled through to re-election on 34 per cent of the total vote. Where we stood in 1932 we stand today— Fulrell for governor, and anybody on earth to beat Norwood. XXX On Saturday, August 4, we reviewed at length the charges on the record against Hal Norwood— the fact that he paid lawyers thousands of dollars to carry state deposit dividend checks from one office building to another—-the fact that after the State Highway Commission had authorized 3 million dollars worth of overpayments on cost- plus contracts under authority of an opinion from the attorney's general's office the Arkansas Supreme Court said of that opinion: "By no stretch of the imagination could such contracts be held to be within the law which provides for state force work." Ten days have elapsed since that publication —but instead of answering the charges on the record the attorney general has written a personal and abusive letter regarding this editor,' beginning "I read your false and sloppy editorial" and ending "I am, with my usual contempt for you, yours truly . . . . " He distributed this letter all over Arkansas in pamphlet form, and he published it again this morning in the Arkansas Gazette as an advertisement. Instead of answering the charges against him regarding the taxpayers' money Hal Norwood accuses me and other Arkansas newspaper editors of "selling out" to Carl Bailey, his opponent. Two wrongs, says the proverb, don't make a right. If all the newspaper editors of Arkansas had really sold out to Bailey it would still leave Hal Norwood before the bar of public opinion on a dozen unanswered charges of legal conspiracy and squandered tax money. And yet, Hal Norwood has done me too much honor. Kings have sold their country out, cabinet officers have bartered away oil reserves for a bribe in a black satchel—but it remains for the Attorney General of Arkansas to accuse a country news- (Contiauc'd an Piige Tliroe; Wartime Control of Food Supplies to Follow Drouth 1935 Crop Regulation Will Be Drastically Revised ENCOURAGE WHEAT Probably Will Expand Cotton Also to 35 Million Acres WASHINGTON. — (/P) — President Roosevelt in conferences on Ihc drouth Monday ordered federal purchase of any foodstuffs which might otherwise go to waste and laid down an emphatic ultimatum against politics in the relief administration. He authorized Aubrey Williams, assistant Federal Relief Administrator, and Secretary of Agriculture Wallace to draft a plan for the government purchase of hays and fruits in small quantities which might not otherwise be harvested. Williams cmphasiled that this was primarily to afford relief for small growers. He said there was no concern over a possible food shortage. Wartime Control WASHINGTON.-^)—Flanning wartime vigilance over the natjon's food and feed -supplies next fall and winter, the • Farm Administration also is preparing drastic revisions of its 1935 crop control programs. Official government estimates are for the lowest crop production in more than 30 years because of continued drouth. Therefore, the AAA has undertaken a day-today watch over conditions and is starting an inventory of the food and feed supply which will form the basis for guiding its work during the coining year. Next year's wheat plan is, likely to call for the same acreage planted during the years 1927-32, rather than a 15 per cent reduction from that figure. Necessity for this move grew from the prospective cut in the carryover from this year's excessive figure of 270,000,JOO bushels to about the normal of 125,000,000 bushels. Cotton Carryover Cut Cotton production, limited this year to 25,000,000 acres under the voluntary control plan and to 10,460,251 bales under the Bankhead act, probably will be extended in 1935 to allow production on 32,000,000 to 35,000,000 acres. This year's large carryover of 13,000,000 bales is expected to be cut to about the normal level of 5,000,000 next year as a result of the prospective short 1934 crop of 9,195,000. The program for corn and hogs still is to be considered. Final decision will liingc largely on (he report of the feed and forage situation showing supplies available in comparison with the livestock population it must support. Over a period of years, according to Secretary Wallace, the number of hogs tends to balance with the supply of corn. The administration will seek to maintain this ratio. The 1935 tobacco program awaits drafting after 1934 sales, which will show how far the former excessive surplus has been reduced. Indicated production this year is 1,043,000,000 pounds, about 200.000,000 pounds less than normal consumption requirements. To Adjust Curtailments Minor curtailment programs for rice, cling peaches, walnuts, and a variety of other crops will be adjusted by the respective control committees automatically according to demand to maintain prices at a fair level, officials said. To eliminate much detailed work involved in administering separate contracts for each crop the administration is still hopeful of drafting a single contract which will bring the (Continued on Page Thr"e) Graves to Speak on ' KTHS at 10 Monday Governor Futrell's campaign will be closed at 10 o'clock Monday night with a radio addrehs over KTHS, Hot Springs, by O. A. Graves, of Hope, campaign manager for the governor. Mr. Graves has been at Little Rock the last three .weeks, maintaining headquarters for the governor at the New Capital hotel, and making speeches throughout the state. Football Men to Meet on Monday Coach Mammons Issues First Call for 7 p. m. at City Hall Coach Foy H. Hammons, new high school football coach, Monday issued a call to candidates for the 1934 Bobcat team to meet with him at 7 o'clock Monday night in the city hall. The former Pine Bluff High School mentor who produced a national championship football, claimant at Pin.c Bluff, will deliver a 30-minute talk in which training regulations will be the main topic. "I want my men to be getting in shape now for the intensive grind that's going to start the first of September," Coach Hammons said. With Little Rock, Fordyce, Hot Springs and other top-notchers on this season's schedule, Hammons will find opposition during his first year here just about as tough as it used to be in Pine Bluff. However, prospects for an experienced and heavy squad arc brighter than in several seasons. Inherited Malady Fatal to Spain's 4th Royal Prince Don Gonzalo, 19, Bleeds ; to Death After Auto Accident WAS SKIN-BLEEDER His Sister Crashes Into Wall to Save Bicyclist —Brother Dies KLAGENFURT, Austria.—(/P)—Don Gonzalo, 19-year-old prince of Spain and fourth son of Alfonso, former king of Spain, died Monday of his family malady of hemophilia or skin- bleeding. jjt was caused by an automobile accident. 'The prince was injured Sunday night while returning from Klagenfurt to his exile home with his sister, the Infanta Beatrlz. The Infanta was driving their car wden she swerved into a brick wall to avoid striking a bicyclist. Joe Palmer Held , by Paducah Police ••*•* Raymond Hamilton's Pal Caught by Kentucky Officers FLAPPER FANNY SAY& REG. U. S. PAT. OFF. PADUKAH, Ky. —(/P)—Police announced Saturday night that a man arrested here Saturday at first believed to be Alvin Karpis, Bremer kidnap- ing suspect, has been identified as Joe Palmer, one of the two men who fled in u sensational escape from the Texas prison death house at Huntsville three weeks ago. Palmer with two companions, Raymond Hamilton and Blackie Thompson, are regarded as the three most dtsperate killers in the Southwest. They escaped In a daring break in which one convict was killed, two others wounded and a guard shot. Chief of Detectives Kelley Franklin said the identification was positive. Until tonight he had continued to hold to the belieff that hs prsoner was Karps, wanted n the kdnapng of Edward G. Bremer n St. Paul and n two kll- ngs. james A. (Boss) Patterson, Texas penitentiary guard goes on trial at Huntsville for aiding the three desperadoes to escape July 22. The three, eluding the gunfire of guards mowed down three other prisoners, escaped over the prison walls into three waiting automobiles. Palmer and Hamilton were convicted of murdering Major Crowsos, Eastman prison guard, and were awaiting execution. Hamilton and Thompson have not been recaptured. Hemophilia is a constitutional disease, almost always hereditary, characterized by a tendency to uncontrollable hemorrhage from' slight wpunds or even spontaneously.' ' Truck Driver to Be Put on Trial Dyersburg (Tenn.) Man Faces Charges in Malvern Murder Usually it's no exaggeration when you write home that you're scratching off u line. LITTLE ROCK—Herbert Pierce, of Dyersburg, Tenn., driver of a truck which collided with a light sedan occupied by A. B. Cook, 50, of Malvern, on the Little Rock-Hot Springs highway Saturday night, which caused the death of Mr. Cook, will be given a preliminary hearing before a justice of the peace at Benton Monday. lie is under technical arrest on H charge of manslaughter. Coroner J. P. Sims of Saline county said Sunday night. The accident occurred near College- vine, about seven miles north of Benton, shortly before 10 p. in. Pierce was driving a truck owned by W. E. Garrett of Dyersburg. He was accompanied by a relief driver, Ike Campbell, also of Dyersburg. Mr. Garrett was in another truck several miles nearer Little Rock, and did not know of the accident until he reached here. He returned to Benton immediately. Pierce was still in a hospital at Benton Sunday night, suffering from a broken arm and lacerations. However, it was said that he would be able to attend the hearing Monday. His relief driver escaped with minor injuries. Both were loaded with cotton gin equipment. Situation Eases Up for Louisiana Registration Books Close for Election Next Month . s*-. _ _._. .._. ' NKW ORLEANS/La.—(#)—Mayor Walmsley's Old Regular political leaders Monday began checking the election rolls in the city registration office held by Senator Long's National Guardsmen. Each precinct was checked to • determine if legally-registered voters had been stratched and thus disqualified fqr voting in the September congressional primary. Although Long said previously nearly 25,000 names had been scratched, Walter B. Hamlin. chairman of the registration law committee of the Old Regulars, said less than 5,000 had been taken from the rolls and 85 per cent of that number had been restored. Meanwhile, seven district assessors appointed by the Louisiana Tax Commission to replace the assessors elected on Walmssley's ticket in the January primary, opened offices Monday and began rewriting assessments. Situation Eases Up NEW ORLEANS, -f/p,-.Leaders ot the Long.Walmsley poUtiial war maintained their unyielding attitude Sunday and the fatcional dispute over iontrol of civic affairs headed back toward civil courts, whih thus far have been powerless to do anything about the state of partial martial law prevailing in the downtown ity hall area. At his home in uptown New Orleans Political Dictator Huey P. Long, surrounded by his always considerable estourage, declined to discuss war against Mayor T. Semmes Walmsley's city machine which stripped the Long faction of patronage in New Orleans last January by defeating Long's personally selected ticket in the municipal electios. Mayor Walmsley stood on his statement of Saturday that no armistict was possible until Long called off the militia which he mobilized at Jackson Barracks two weeks ago and which seized the city voting registeration office in advance of the Congressional primary September 11. Regulations for Walmsley's police force of 1,400 men, all armed wiht riot guns since the militia entered the city, were slightly relaxed, however, ostensibly because of the continued hot weatther. The force, which has been kept on an emergency 12-hour shift since open hostilities were threatened, was informed it mi^fct go back os an eight-hour day tomorrow. The city police maintained strict guard on the city hall against posible j seizure. Long's militia walked sentry duty inside the registeration office where the books were closed Saturday, 30 days ahead of the primary in which the city will be called upon to elect two congressmen and other offi- ials from rival Loig-Walmsley slates. By agreement, Wajmsley watchers sat inside the registeration office, awaiting Monday when Long-appointed registrar of voters R. J. Gregory has promised to furnish them a look at the books and the last number of each precinct's registeration, eliminating possibility of any additions before the primary. Star Election Party Complete Associated- Press election returns on the state, The Star's compilation of the vote for congress, prosecuting attorney and state senator, and the County s Election Bureau's returns on the county races, will be broadcast in front of The Star office, 212-214 South Walnut street, Tuesday night. Following its custom in past campaigns, The Star will have the full election wire service of the Associated Press, running from 7 p.m. until 1:30 a.m. Wednesday —unless the state races are decided before that hour. The returns will be broadcast by loud-speakers from The Star building, and additional room for the audience has been provided on the parking lot of South Arkansas Implement company directly across Walnut street from the newspaper building. The Star acknowledges the co-operation of Leon Carrmgton and Hoyt Andres of- the Hempstead County Lumber company for use of the electric loud-speakers, and W. L. Miller of the implement company for use of the parking. lot. Full returns covering local and district races, and every county in Arkansas on the state races will be carried in The Ster election extra about 11 p.m. Tuesday, and in the mail edition on the rural routes Wednesday morning. Hollywood Tour foi- Miss Evans She •'Capfur.es Local Contest—Will Leave Sat- day Night One of the'largest crowds ever seen at the Saenger theater on a Sunday night not only greeted and heard the Hollywood Tour Contest winner, but saw one of the best picture program^ evtr arranged by Manager Swanke, Shirley Temple in "Baby Take a Bow." The contest winners hi then- order are as follows: First, Mattie Evans with 222,195; Miss Elizabeth (Pudgy) Bernier •with 116,975, second; and Mrs. Oliver Williams third with 113,000 votes; fourth was Evelyn Simpson and trailing in last place was Mrs. Crollar Walters. Attorney E. F. McFaddin, acting as master of ceremonies, said a few words in behalf'of the contest, presested the winner and read the detailed finding of the five judges, Mrs. Frank Hicks 2. C. Lewis, Roy Anderson, Walter Hussman and Manager Swanke. Over four hours were taken in tabulating the complete count. ' Miss Evass, the' winner, will leave '.his coming Saturday for Little Rock a meet the other winners and entrain at midnight for Hollywood. Farmer Slain and Five Are Arrested 111 Feeling Results in Fatal Beating Near Morrilton MORRILTON, Ark —WP)— John Lillie, 57, farmer of the Springfield community, 15 miles north of here, died in a hospital here early Sunday morning from injuries alleged to have been sustained in an attack. Cecil Harmon, 22, his half-brother, Franklin Harmon, 28, both of Martinsville and Orville Griffin, 20, of near Plumerville, are held in connection with Lillie's death. Rufus Lucas, 23 of Martlnsvijle, was at liberty under bond in connection with the farmer's death. Cecil Harmon said he, Griffin and Lucas accompanied Franklin Harmon to a pasture to feed some hogs Friday. Lillie appeared, he said, and threw a stone which struck Griffin on the head. Cecil said he then took Lillie's gun and broke it. Officers said that when Lillie was found at his home, the man was sut- fering from a severe beating and was unconscious. Ill feeling was said to have existed previously between Lillie and Franklin Harmon. Mississippi Mob Lynches 2 Negroes Accused Slayers Wrested From Officers and Slain, Near Ashland ASHLAND, Miss.—(/P)—Two mobs in diferent sections of Benton county, Mississippi, overpowered an officer and seized and lynched two alleged negro slayers early Monday, Sheriff R. H. Hudspeth reported. The negros, Robert Jones and Smith Houey, were taken from officers who were en route here with. them,. ... The negroes assertedly confessed '&> the salying.of : a deputy Sheriff more than a year ago. They were being brought here fo rtrial. Atkins Rally a£~J Hope City Halb Final for County County Candidates Con-: elude Canvass Monday* Morning, Afternoon V ATKINS~AT B'P. •*& • . . < -v Futrell Closing at Blythe* ville—Reed at North Little Rock The 1934 Deriiocratlc primary cam- 1 paign drew to. a close in Hempstead county Mosday with a county-wide political rally at the Saenger theater. Speaking from the Saenger sta^e, county candidates made last-minute pleas to a packed house that started I filling in at 10 o'clock In the morniri£ Speeches were to be concluded'at 6 in the afternoon. The finishing touches were to be'ghr- en the campaign a: a homecoming rally for W.:S, Atkins, 'candidate for congress from the seventh district. , Mr. Atkins will deliver his address at 8 o'clock at the city hall lawri. The speaker will be introduced by John P. Cox, Hope druggist Band parades in the downtown dis» trict at 6 o'clock will be the starting signal for the •homecoming rally. 7, • • Voting Places ' • f r Voting places In'the city for Tuesday's election .were' announced as:,'.'. Ward Oner-Arkansas Bank-building, (downstairs). •:'••'• < ' Ward One-B-^Hope Building & Material company. • Ward Two—Frisco passenger depot Ward Three-^556 Service station. *' Rural Box 5--Cotton row, next 1 to Henry Watkins' office. Rural Box 6-r-Hempstead County Lumber company. The polls will open at 8 and close at 6:30 o'clock. * > - Augustus Thomas, Playwright, Dies Author of "Arizona" Dies of Apoplexy at Ripe Age of 77 NEW YORK.-(/P)-Augustus Thomas, 77, dean of American playwrights, died of a stroke of apoplexy at the suburban Clarkstown Country Club Sunday. He had been in failing health for the past three years. Mrs. Thomas was with him at the end. Known principally for his historical plays of the American scene, the veteran writer became for three years 1922 to 1925, the director of all elements of the theatrical producing industry, a position comparable to that of Will H. Hays in the motion pic- Slate Carnilasii aids . j- ture business. An outspoken wet, Mr. Thomas "The Mating of Dan Yeo"—the Story of a Fabulous Treasure, a Golden- HaLrud Princess and a Mysterious Island in the South Seas—Begins in The Amlrican Weekly, the Magazine Distributed with NEXT SUNDAY'S CHICAGO HERALD AND EXAMINER. -Adv, Harrison to Head Housing Program Will Lead Modernization Drive for State of Arkansas launched an anti-prohibition play, entitled "Still Waters" in 1926. For the past year he had lived in virtual retirement in Westchester county near the home of a son. Playgoers remembered him first for his "In Mioura," (1893) in which Nat Goodwin starred and his "Ariona," (1900) which raised Western melodrama to the plane of dramatic art. Mr. Thomas' "Alabama," a romantic drama of Civil war, 'written in 1890, was regarded as the first American pastoral play. A native of St. Louis, and the son of a theatrical director, Mr. Thomas began writing for an amateur company at the age o f!6. Earlier, after a public school education, he served successively as a page in the Missouri legislature and in the House at Washington. He also checked in a railroad office, studied law and was active in labor organiations. Then he became associated with St. Louis and Kansas City newspapers. MEMPHIS, Tenn.-(/P)-On his return from Washington this week Hugh Humphreys, state National Emergency Council (NEC) director for Tennessee, will take over his duties as regional director of the federal housing program in Region Five, composed of Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Teimessee. The state director of the program in Arkansas is J. J. Harrison, of Little Rock. The appointment of Humphreys and Harrison was, aimounced Sunday. Harrison for Arkansas W ASHINGTON.- (>P)-Regional state (Coutiiaued oil Page Three) Mediators Fail in Truck Strike They Begin Work All Over Again Monday— Terms Rejected MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.-(vP)-Efforts to settle the truck drivers' strike having failed again, federal mediators started all over Monday in their quest fo rpeace terms acceptable to employers and employes alike. Objections to the reinstatement pro- visio for the strikers were a primary factor in inspiring the rejection of last week's proposition, said Vincent Dunne and Farrel Dobbs, leaders of the strikers. Rangers in Yellowstone National Park have added short-wave radios to their regular equipment, to aid in fire protection work. LITTLE ROCK —(#>)— Candidates for state, district and county office in the Democratic primary election Tuesday prepared to bring their campaigns to a whirlwind finjsh Monday aftersoon and night-in a final drive for votes. ' Of principal interest was the governor's race, putting J. Marion Futrell of Paragould, incumbent, against How. ard Reed, former state. comptroller. Futrell closes .his campaign'with a speech at Blythevjlle Monday night, while Reed closes his with a North Little Rock rally the same night. ' Byrd Is Reached by Tractor Party Admiral Found Safe Though Haggard Aftei v Lonesome Vigil LITTLE AMERICA, AnUrtica—De- layed)— (/?)— (Via Mackay Rajlo)— A three-mas tractor party, after two unsuccessful attempts, Sunday reached the advance weather base across, the Ross sea-and found Admiral Byrd waiting for them. 'Thiu-and weak arid with long stfag- gy hair after nearly five months 'of Jso., lated existence, Admiral Byrd mounted the hatch of his shack, sunk in ssowdrifts, to greet the men from Little America. ''Hello fellows," he said. "Come on. down and get warm. I have some hot soup for you." For three days Dr. Richard C. Poulter and two other members of the expedition have struggled • across "the dark immensity of the ice barrier in a_ tractor hauling three sledges. Two previous attempts to reach Admiral Byrd were halted, one by storms that covered up the trail ajid another J>y mechanical difficulties. It is 123 miles by trail to Boiling advance weather base, where on March 28, Admiral Byrd saw a: » her human iace for the last time, I/.- route taken by Dr. Poulter to find the location again-was believed to have been even longer. Tfte light on the 12-foot aneometer pole which Admiral Byrd had hung and kept burning for days as beacon for the tractor party was still.burning.' Adrimal Byrd had several days' growth of beard os his face and showed signs of weariness and physical depletion, but Dr. Poulter reported by radio that the admiral was calm, "even calmer than we are." Markets Cotton ranged steady in tracking Monday and closed with a gain of five points, 13.48 for New York October; The open was 13.44; the high 13.57 and the lo wat 13.44. November closed at 13.54; December, 13.60; January, 13.66; and March 13.77. New York spots, 13.60; sales none. 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 doz. — ..14 to 16c

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