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ii is pr< 'i' ,.-ed under di- vlr,,..n:» A-2 & A-S Graphic Arts Code. Star WEATHER Arkansas—Partly cloudy toj cloudy and somewhat unset- tied Friday night. VOLUME : 55- -NUMBER 202 (AIM — Mrimn Aminrln'cil 1'rrM HOPE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 1934 1«ar at Hope founded IWIOi Hope n nllj- Proi ConKiillilntril nn Hope Stnr, January 18 1020, *«, ]82*| PRICE 5c COP^ NAPED CANADIAN State Assessment Drops 7,9%, While County Drops 9.8 19t'J!5 Arkansas Valuation Falls to 435 Million Dollars HEMPsfEAD IS SIX Declines Krom G'/- in 1932 ^ to 0 Millions, for Pres- I out Taxes Ll'lTLF, HOCK —The total assessed valuation of real and personal properly in Arkansar for 1933. upon which luxe.'-, are being collected (his year, is $434.9-13,419, compared It) $171.409.866 for 1932. the Arkansas Corporation Coinniissic-n reported Thursday, after completing a coinpili.ilion of records .submitted by the county clerks. • The decline for the state was 7.91 per cent. The deadline in Hempstead county was 9.8. The total personal valuation in 1933 was $119,0fi!), C9li, compared to $140,654, 013 for 19.'12 and the real estate valuation last year was $315.873,723 compared to' $:t:i0.815.858 for 1932. The assessors' valuations for 1933 were 5145,784,315, and for 1932 were $501,367.723. Pulaski had the largest similar valuation of any county, with $04,943,851 for 1933, a decline from $66,429,333 the proceeding year. Stone county had the lowest total valuation, $904,346 compared with $1,055.635 for 1932. Eight counties had a valuation of more than $10.000,00(1. in 1032 Bctiton county hud si valuation of $10,154,877. but this year dropped to $9.874,328. Counties with valuation of more than $10.000,000 were Garland, Jefferson, Mississippi, Ouachita, Sebastian, Union, Washington and Pulaski. One ol^iA^re'itest .decreases in value was in Union coiirily—from !>20,,040,005 in 1932 to $14,567,525 in 1933. Valuation l).v Cmin'ics A tabulation cf the valuations by counties in Southwest Arkansas for 1932 and 1933 follows: 1933 1932 Counties Valuation. Valuation Hempstead . 5,914.395 6,560,624 Howard 3.099,899 3,507.870 Lalaycttc 3.140,053 3.593,215 Little River 3,392,002 3,792,522 Miller 9.934,157 9,755,556 ^••. ...JS KISS Saturday Closes Gin Certificates Last Chance for Farmers to Apply to Local Committeemen According to Frank R. Stanley, county agpnt of Hempstrad, farmers who havn nol completed applications for allotment to gin ml ton lax free by Saturday will have lo pay tax on all cotton ginned. An effort is brine made by the rounly i'Ki'iit lo cninpU'lc this wurlt at on'T. A few unconcerned individuals uii'.v d-lay Die certificate!! for the entire cuunly. All producers whose farms have been measured f hoiild Ret Pefromance Cerlificalrs cnmpleled at. once. No checks for Ihi- second half of (lie rental piiymc'iit will be received until all t measuring papers are in Washington. §,' Kcich producer is urged lo sec his commilteeman immediately to avoid further delay in receiving checks. Stores WilfOpen at 7:30 Monday Half-Hour Later Opening 'rime Voted by the Majority 'Hi" majority of Hope's dry goods i.lores which have ueen opening at 7 o'clock in the morning during the : print, and summer months will cut their store-open time by half an hour daily bcginninu Monday, August 20, it was announced Friday. They will open at 7:30 instead of 7. Workman Killed by Asphalt Truck Truck Backs Over Him on Highway Near Ham- jj'" burg, Causing Death HAMBURG, Ark. — (/-P) - Daniel A While, (JO. died in a Monticello hospital Friday after being run over and crushed by a truck loaded with asphalt. The accident occured as While was standing on the highway with a group of workmen. He was struck as the truck backed into him. Mattie Evans Leaves Saturday on Hollywood Prize Excursion Accompanied to Little Rock by Manager SKvanke and Family, Heading for Wisconsin Vacation Miss Mallic Evans, winner of the Saenger theater's all-expense trip to Hollywood, leaves for the first slip on the trip, Little Hock, Saturday with Manager Arthur Swankc. Miss Evans in Little Rock will meet and dine with the 13 other winners and at 11 p. m. she will appear at the Rialto theater after which the 13 winners will entrain for El Paso, Texas, the second stop. Going with Miss Evans as far as Little Rock nol only will be the Saenger manager, but his entire family wllo will vacation for eight days In Milwaukee with his parents. Man- Miss Matlie Evans j, RPr Swankc also plans on spending a day in his real "home-town." MariiicUc, Wis., where he was born, and which ho has not visited during the past 30 years. On the return a day or two will be spent visiting friends in Chicago and the Century of Progress. In his absence the Saenger will be managed by W. C. Smith, of Jackson, Tcnn. | Miss Evans and party will arrive in Hollywood sometime Monday and she promises to loll, from the Saenger stage upon her return, the highlights of the trip. But before her return, the Saenger promises to show in the Paramount News reel, special scenes of Ihe Malco party's arrival in the motion picture capital. These scenes, according to home office reports, should arrive in Hope the latter part of next wccic. Official Canvass of County Friday Final Tabulation for Each Box to Appear in Tomorrow's Star Absentee votes were being counted nt Hope city hall Friday and the official canvass of Hempstcad county's ballots in the Democratic primary election last Tuejsdny was expected to be complctcd"latO' this afternoon. The official canvass will be published in tomorrow's Star, with final returns on every box in the county lor all races. There was considerable amusement in Hope with the arrival of Friday morning's Arkansas Gazette which apparently showed a startling upset in the attorney general's race in Hemp- i'tcad county. The Gazette tabulation lor all 75 counties gave for Hempstead: Norwood 3,124; Bailey 2,308. But it was a typographical error on figures previously supplied by The Liar to the Associated Press, of which both the Gazette and Star arc mem- be IT-. On 37 out of 38 precincts the correct Hcmpstcad county vote for attorney general is: Norwood 769; Bailey 2,387. Phillips County Contest HELENA, Ark.—(/P)—Carl E. Bailey filed a court action here Inte Friday contesting the vote for attorney general in Phillips county, charging illegal votes and illegal conduct of the election in certain precincts. Phillips county went lor Hal Norwood 2,287, to 1,442 for Bailey. Bniloy Maintains I<ead LI'ITLK ROCK.~(/rV-With a lead of approximately 12.000 on nearly complete unofficial tabulations, Carl Bailey was maintaining Ibis or better as Ihe official canvass of counties began trickling into Little Hock Friday. $1 for 90 Cents No Bargain in Memphis MEMPHIS. Tcnn. —(/I 1 )— Advertising a picture dealing with treasure, Lionel Brashares was employed to go aboul. Memphis streets selling good silver dollars for 90 couth each. After two hours of real effort, he succeeded in selling 20 to a suspicious pnbli. No women accepted the offer. One man returned hi.s purchase. "How come it. has this 'E Pluribus Unnm' on it?" he asked. Explanations availed nothing and Brashares returned the 90 cents'. FLAITER FANNY SAYS: REG. u. s. PAT. orr. David Schooley, 14, Dies of Pneumonia Funeral Service Friday From Home on Blevins Highway David Schooley, 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Schooley, died Thursday night in Julia Chester hospital of double pneumonia. Funeral services were to bo held at 3 o'clock Friday af'ernoon from the family residence on the Honc-Blevins highway. Offiiating will be the Rev. Wallace R. Rogers, pastor of the Hope First Baptist church. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery. Honorary pall bearers were announ- ed as school chums from members of his class. Active pallbearers: Leo Hartsfield, Ollie McCorklc, Lee Garland, Thomas McKee, Albert McCorkle and Davis McKec. Surviving are his parents, six brothers. Earl, Vernon, Carroll, William, Frank and Edward. Three sisters, Mrs. Walker Chambless of Emmet; Misses Jessie and Isabel! Schooley of Hope Anti-New Orleans Bills Pass House Curses and Yells as Huey P. Long Machine Again Triumphs BATON ROUGE, La. — (/¥)— After a roaring r,e<^i<Nn in (he Louisiana house in which threats were made, fists shaken and curses yelled, the Huey Long majority Thursday night nahsed his prrtram which the minority said was "spile" ler-islation against New Orleans and sent the hills to the senate for qni-'k action and an expected end of the .special session Saturday or Sunday. The bills which Lou-; said were in- lander) (c- insure "honest elections" and the like, went throueh by a heavy majority. The most heated scene of the day was a disturbance in front of the speaker's .stand over a motion by Representative George M. Lester of We.si Felaiciana parish, lo invoke Ihe anti-lohbying rule completely to ex- ••liidc "Lr-iiR and his henchmen" from Ihe chamber, because Long had been '•Ijonipi- directions' lo his leaders from behind lh» rail where lie was forced from Ihe floor yesterday by the anti- lobbying group. Members rf the clashing factions rand down front, waving firms, shaking fists anrl '-houling "Damn you I'm nol a henchman" anrl "you can't say that, about me," were heard in the stonr"" 1 ". I..M1 1 ". frr-ni behind the rail with Guv. '"t K. All n '•lor*-' hv looked on eag^r- !•• dn'-iiu: 1'if ''isUirlvuicc. After the •u'l'ii'Mslraticn had attempted to ex- nr-n M,n rre-.s iil^nrr with Ihe lobbyist •. l.rsi'-r mndifieri h's demand and the speaker quelled the trouble by :i.."Mhiiir> the legislators of being "children." One cf th'> principal bills passed in Ihe house would create a state police . live which LUIIP'S opposition said o'onH authorize state police power in 'he cities and Miivrcede Ihe local po- U<'p. H w;>s vrlcd 57 to 36. ii „/!,.- rli'-Hosed Thursday night that ","'"!'» fr'-m un increase voted by the 'u !"<• in the corporation franchise tax <v< Mid co to financing a state consta- bularv for this job and pay the cxpen- •;s of a legislative investigation into 'hr affairs cf the city government and •:ni'fls of New Orleans. The chtimuted balance of the in- i-o-i-c $240,000, was consigned to emergency unemployment relief. The bill •'n the house wiuld raise the corporation franchise tax from J1.25 per ?!,000 to $1.50, Farley Hints at Promotion of Joe Robinson to Court Speaks Freely, Not Definitely, on Little Rock Visit PRAISE FOR COUCH "R o b i n s o n Undoubtely Will Be Promoted," Says Postmaster LITTLE ROCK.— (/p) —Postmaster General James A. Farley told newspaper men Friday that although he dad not discussed with President Roosevelt the matter of a successor to Harvey C. Couch, who had resigned as a director of the Reconstruction finance Corporation "he should be a Southern Democrat and undoubtedly will be." The postmaster general praised liighly the services of United States Senator Joe T. Robinson of Arkansas and of Mr. Couch as aides to the ad- ninistration. As to rumors that Senator Robinson would be appointed to the United States Supreme Court Mr. Farley would not commit himself but declared Arkansas' senior senator deserves any promotion within the gift of the Democratic parly. "He undoubtedly will be raised lo a higher office whenever a vacancy occurs," Mr. Farley said. Couch Quits R. F. C. WASHINGTON -(/P)- Telling the president that he felt business definitely is on the upswing, Harvey C. Couch of Arkansas, Thursday resigned from the RFC to return to private business in the Southwest. President Roosevelt accepted the resignation effective September 1. ,'• Couch was nominated for the RFC board by President Hoover in January of 1932, and confirmed after bitter criticism by 'Senator Blaine, Republican Wisconsin, for his record as a utilities and a railroad man. In his letter of resignation Couch said: "With the feeling that your leadership and the efforts of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation as well as other agencies set up to conquer the depression, wish to return to my own business in the great Southwest. Therefore, with your permission, i tender my resignation as a director of the above corporation to become effective not later than August 31, 1934." The president replied: "My dear Harvey: "Appreciating fully your reasons for submitting your resignation as direc tor of the Reconstruction Finance Cor. poration, I am reluctantly accepting it as of September 1. "I want you to know first, I appreciate very much your willingness to hold up your resignation submitted June 26 until after my return to Washington, and second the fine and loyal service rendered. "I want to have the opportunity of a little talk with you in the next few Where Canadian Police W on SEARCH H6f?E WHEKE HBUfr LAKET' UROM Textile Strike Is Believed Averted Man Run Over and Killed byOwn Car Engineer Standing in Front When Truck Strikes His Machine GURDON, Ark.—(/P)—Robert Cone, 35, public works construction engineer, wa.s fatally injured near hero Friday when run over by his own automobile as it was hit from the rear by a truck. Cone, repairing his car, wa.s standing in front of it. The impact of the truck collision drove his own machine over his body and died on the way to a hospital. The truck driver's name wa.s not learned but Coroner Collins said the accident was unavoidable. Dr. Keller Speaks to Rotary Friday Night Meeting of Club- Speaker at Bible Class Sunday Hope Rotarians were scheduled I" meet for a 7:15 o'clock dinner at Motel Barlow Friday night to receive thi- 1 official visit of the Arkansas district governor of Rotary International. Dr. Fred Keller of Joncsboro. Dr. Keller is the guest here of EF. McFaddin, past Arkansas district governor. The visitor is superintendent of Jonesboro schools and an outstanding layman in the Christian church at Jonesboro. Dr. Keller is remaining in Hope over the week end to a,ddress the Men s Bible class of First Methodist church at 9:45 o'clock Sunday morning. McMahon Re-Elected by United Textile Workers of America NEW YORK- (/P) —Conservatives Friday re-elected Thomas F. McMahon as president of the United Textile Workers cf America—a move interpreted by Francis J. Gorman, unanimously re-elected. first vice-president, as meaning that there may not be a general strike of cotton textile workers. The convention Thursday ordered the union's executive council to call a general strike on or before September 1. The re-election of McMahon, however, was a surprise development as the insurgents threw their support to him after conference. The strike resolution was approved by all but 10 of the 571 delegates. The strike vote applied only to workers in the cotton textile industry. The status of affiliated unions, such as those in the silk, rayon and woolen-worsted fields, will be discussed Friday or Saturday. The executive council, yet to be elected, will meet Saturday at the close of the convention, but the date o fthc strilcc will be kept secret and employers given no more than 12 hours notice. The vote on the strike was taken after hours of warm argument, most of it favoring a strike, and amid intense excitement. It was taken, too, after President McMahon had admitted in answer to a question that the organization had no money to finance local unions through the siege. Norman Thomas. Socialist leader, was one of those who urged the textile workers to "fight for justice." Prisoners Strike in New York Jail But Commissioner Stands Firm and Hunger Strike Is Ended NEW YORK — (/P)— Insubordination broke out anew Thursday in the Welfare Island prison, scene of Commissioner Austin J. MacCormack's sensational raids last February, and the institution was placed in a state of seige. Disorder spread over the East River prison soon after breakfast when a "grapevine" rumor raced around the cell blocks that inmates were entilled to 10 days remission of sentence per nionlh for good behavior. Discussion of the rumor swept about the breakfast table. Then the prisoners decided lo "strike." They refused to leave their cell blocks for routine work. Ce.'iimissioner MacCormack—whose raids disclosed scandalous conditions in the pn.son. widespread favoritism Welfare Island, remained on duty from 7:30 a.m. throughout the day, went among the cell blocks explaining that the rumor was without founda- lion and that no such remission wa.s allowable under the law. Many convicts continued their screeching in cells, banging on walls and booing guards. All were locked in their cells through out the day and the situation Thursday night had quieted considerably. In fact, so much so that the extra guard was taken off duty. As a result of the revolt, the entire population of prisoners went without lunch, but Comisioncr Mac- Ccrmack said Thursday night that the ccnvicts had agreed to go to their rot-tine jobs Friday. After the agreement, he said, dinner was served. TOP—This map shows the area In which the hunt centered for the kidnapers cf John S. Labatt after the wealthy brewer's automobile was found abandoned In London, Out., a 5150,000 ransom demand note fastened to the strceiing wheel. The distance by highway from Detroit, lower lelt, to Toronto, upper right, is 245 miles. BOTTOM—Wilh $150,000 demanded for his release, John S. Labatt, filt( ve, wealthy London, Out., brewer, was rescued in Canada's first ran- !-om kidnaping. The ransom note was found attached to the steering wheel rf his car, from which he wa?; seized by the abductors somewhere in the 60 miles between his summer home nt Sarnia Beach and his London office. Evangelist Gone, Ransom Is Asked Minister, 28, Disappears —Wife, 50, Gets $25,000 Demand GOLDSBORO. N. C.—(/P)-Mrs. Ii. H. Askew reported Friday that she had received a second communication from the presumed kidnapers of her husband, the "Four - Square - Gospel" Evangelist, who has been missing since Tuesday. A note from Washington was said to have informed her to have $25,000 ready by Saturday. The first note advised her of the kidnaping and said instruction would follow. Has Little Prcpcrt.v GOLDSBORO, N. C. —(/T 1 )-- The Rev. R. II. Askew, 2S. an evangelist, has b'jcn missing from his home here for two days and hi.s wife said Thursday she had received a note telling her to ' ; gct $25,0(10 if she hoped to see him alive again." The evangelist who has been preaching what he terms |he "Four Square Gospel" in a tent here for several months, failed to return from a trip to | Smithfield 25 miles west of here Wed- j netday night. His wife, who is about 50, turned I Japan Threatens War Upon Russia Chinese Eastern Railroad Ownership Still Deadlocked TOKYO, Japan—{/PJ—The Japanese government is "considering the possibility of sending a general warning" lo Moscow as the next step in their gravely-strained relationship, a Foreign Office spokesman said Friday. The procedure has not yet teen decided upon, however, he said. News that a warning to Russia was bein,? considered came after Japanese newspapers published threats of military action against Russia because of Ilif Manchukuo situation. Railroad Quarrel TOKIO. Japan —(fl 1 )— The Japanese pret;i Friday was publishing threats of military action against the Soviet covcrnment a sthe result of another dangerous situation in North Manchuria. With negotialions over disposition of the Chinese Eastern railroad deadlocked after failure of the Russians to consider a final Japanese offer, Jap- ar.cse-Sovict relations have encountered a blustery crisis. There have been several like it in HisCc -ji as Re Close in on Tliem John S. Labatt, Unharmed, Returns to His Family Again t RANSOM IS DENIED Family Sought to Pay, But' Police Prevented Criminal Contact PI—Lead Kidnaping—His CaptorS' TORONTO, Canada.-(./P)-John S. Labatt, wealthy brewer, returned home to London, Ontario, Friday after 65 hours in the hands of kidnapers. Ransom of $150,000 that had been demanded by the kidnapers was not paid, and the abductors released their victim just as Canadian police, ih- Rumor Ransom Paid TORONTO, Canada — (JP)~ An EUthoritative source declared Friday that less than $50,000 ransom had been paid for the release of the wealthy brewer. eluding the famous Royal Mounted, moved in with British tenacity to get their men. Labatt was unharmed but in a highly nervous state which required him to go to bed. Police surrounded the Labatt home as he was united with: his family. Labatt suffers from a heart ailment. His brother Hugh had drawn money from a bank in an effort to meet the ransom demands and pleaded with police to give him a chance to pay, but the police drew a ring around his hotel here with a cordon of officers and stood between the frantic family and the criminals. •••••. > • Purmlicusa Suspected TORONTO, Canada — (ffi)— A Toronto police officer said Thursday night lhat John S. Labatt, kidnaped London fOnt.) brewer, was beleived to be held by his abductors in a farmhouse in western Ontario. Although he did not reveal the source of his information, the officer said the Labatt family had made two contacts with the kidnapers through Hueh Labatt, a brother, while he was 'n Toronto. The whole investigation took a new '••rn IP*" ""-""-.lav when it was learn- J . tha* 7V~V> T.ahett had been absen* 'V^m tv» h'-'pl r^m here where he ^ad been conducing telephone nego- 'iations, presumably with the kidnapers, on a secret mission since early Thursday. Further revelations disclosed the discovery of witnesses to the kidnap- ing of the wealthy brewer, near Sarnia the family's summer home. The Toronto officer said the farmhouse where the kidnaped victim was believed held was rented especially for the r>urnos° by a group of gangsters, being tal'en over some time ago. p-Mn.Vy Cauf ous ndiea'in" t v at ^(rotations wilh the Labalt familv had not been completed, the off : -c--. -a'd the family was demanding r-rv-rret" evidence from the Hdna-er-. that they held John Labatt -live. T"e --' J no crtion would be taken until UT evi.le-nre is forthcoming. The investigation near Earnia disclosed several farmers and residents who said they had identified the automobile of John Labatt on the morning of. the kidnaping. One Jack Burnley, who liver on a side road east of Camlachie, said he saw to black automobiles proceeding east along the Edgemont road about 10 Tuesday morning. As they approached the Wyoming road, he said, another car came out of a side road and darted ahead of the ether two. He positively identified one of the machines as Labatt's. Others, including D. Jackson, station agent at Camlachie, Arhie Dewar and Willard Anderson, fanners, said three or four men stepped from two automobiles on the Edgemont road and that one of them apparently was being pushed into the machine, which drove away. Their story upset a theory Labatt had been kidnaped while driving on the barnia-Londou highway. David RJIouser, Stamps, 12 ? Die; Succumbs Here, Is Taken to LaFayette County for Burial David Roy Mouser, 12. son of Mr. id Mrs. M. N. Mouser of Stamps, died Thursday night in Josephine hospital. He had suffered several months from a series of ailments. The body was removed Thursday night to his home at Stamps where burial will be held. Surviving are his parents, a twin brother and two sisters. (Continued on Page Three) Herbert Hoover was the first president of the United States to have a (Continued on. Page Three) | telephone on his desk.

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