Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on August 25, 1934 · Page 1
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Thfs ri"iduccd under dl- v..ilons A-2 A A-5 Qrnphic Arts Code. Hope Star WEATHEB Ailamsw-Partly cloudy to cloudy, probably thundcrshow- crs In southwest portion Sal* urday night and Sunday. Cool* er in south portion Saturday night. VOLUME 35—NUMBER 269 HOPE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY7AUGUST 25 1934 (AIM—Mritn* Ainoolntrd I'rrt* NK\) —Mvitnif NrwHpaiMT finirrprl TL M r\ ews F the full history of two of the National Guard in labor clis- pules IM ever written, not the least intcrtwcting- chapter will iH^'^J^^^jshctl byrecent^events in Minneasotn. Cotton in Excess of Contract Figure Will Be Destroyed Over-PI anting Merc Kaii/4'cs From Fraction Acre to 24 Acres VIOLATES~CONTRACT Committeemen Were to Wind Up Work Here This Week Cotloii (hat has been planted in excess of thai allowed by the government under contracts executed between government and grower early in the spring cf this year, will luivo to be plowed up, or otherwise destroyed, according to Frank J. Hill, assistant to County Agent Frank R, Stanley, in charge of the present measuring program now in progress in Hempstcad county. The government is renting certain lands and paying a consideration therefor ad the contract the growers entered into specifies Unit such rented land will not be planted in cotton. Under tbc terms of these contracts definite acreages were allotted lo each grower and in tb c evcnl he has exceeded such figure he will have to get the excess cotton out of existence, Mr. Hill says. There arc n number of conlraeL where tin accurate measurement shows that Hie growers have a small amoun 'of esfcess cotton;*umi iiroto ui-a it row where the extra planting is considerable. Committeemen who did nol finisl their measurements last week have been advised by the county agent's office that they must complete all mcasuremelns not later than Saturday of this week. Schall Reiterates Press Censorship Charges in Letter National Press Service Would Replace Wires of Private Companies ROQSEVELTDENIES IT Says Government Has No Intentions as Outlined by Blind Senator WA.SHINGTON-(/P)-SenaU>r Schall (R-Minn.) sent jiii open letter lo President Roosevelt Saturday reiterating hat the administration intends lo ... .... -.- 'force censorship of the press." guard can go on with its production! The letter followed the prcsidenl'j The National Guard is called out in slriks, gccnnilly, to "preserve the peace." . This usually takes the form of camping out around the plant, which is the center of industrial disturbance and presenting a hedge of bayonets to all who try to get at the machinery. Since the strikers, in the very nature of things, are on the outside looking in, this usually means that ucs of the guard cramps the strikers' plans. Picket lines and the like do not thrive under military rule. A factory which is protected by the rv ^ How B.ggest Cash obbery Was in spite of the angry cries of the mob outside XXX Uul the Minnesota case has provided a surprising reversal of the usual procedure. Here we have fhq guard, in effect, doing the picketing. A plan to sctlle the truckmen's strike is proposed, accepted by labor and rejected by the employers. The latter, nnturlaly enough, have rejected Ihe plan, seek to run their trucks I :<s usual. demand for facts on which the senator based his recent assertion that plans wore under consideration for "a national press service to lake the place of the Associated Press, Hearst News services arid the United Press." Denied by Roosevelt WASHINGTON.—(XI'j-A direct denial was given by President Roosevelt to an assertion by Senator Schall, Re, 1 " 1 "™"' Mmcsola, lhilt ™ as drafllng n the "brain for cr c- atlon °' a government press service But at this point, the guardsmen,"! that wou . ld su PP lant existing private tt , . . ... ... . ' wiro Kprvirns. 12-Cent Loan Plan for Pool Members J oh n st o n Announces Choice Open to Participating Cotton Farmers WASHINGTON -(/!>)- Oscar John, ston, manager of the 1933 cotton producers pool, announced pool members holding participation trust certificates will be given an opportunity to benc- fil by the new 12-ccnt loan plan or may .surrender their certificates to the pool and receive a market price. If all pool members received Ihe Ki-cenl loan, Johnston said, approxi- malcl.v JIWO.WO will bu distributed among lliis group. ' H was announced also that an ar- ranni'ini-nt had been made whereby the Federal Relief Administration will purchase cotton for relief purposes. Members of tho producers pool are larmcrs who took options on government owned cotton, formerly held by tl«! old Fin-in Hoard. Approximately bales are held in the pool bj some •l.'JO.IKIO fanners. Kxplains rian Johnston believes that a majority o members will take advantage of tht offer to advance them an addition!! two cents and will continue to carry their pool certificates. "Pool members now owe to the poo' iigain.st col ton as evinced by tlieii rcrlifii'iilcs, 10 et'nts per pound 01 called out to maintain public order and keep the peace, begin doing precisely what (he union pickets would do if the militia had stayed at home; they refuse to .let trucks run al all unless they are operated under terms of the offcre of settlement. Now the use of the guardsmen is always, in theory, inparlial. They arc not supposed to take sides; they arc fupposed to keep properly from being destroyed and to keep heads from being cracked. XXX Usually, because of Uic circumstances in which' 'they arc called to serve, Ihis has the effccl of breaking the strike. In this Minnesota case — and it is hard to think of any other case just like il— things are reversed. The law- and-order activities of the guards-men have the effect of helping the strikers. TTic whole method method of meeting this roblcm of violence in labor disputes has been turned up side down. It will be exceedingly interesting to see what comes of it. XXX Two young artists were starting on a long trip through the mountains of Tennessee, Kentucky and North ar- olina. They plan to make a complete pictorial ercord of the lives and eus- wire services. In a telegram to the senator, the president asked him for the basis of such an assertion in order thai Ihc White House could "make impossible the things you say will be done." Schall read the telegram lo newspapermen by telephone from his nearby home in Bcrwyn, Md. The Minnc- solan said he would prepare a reply over Uic week-end in which he will say his information was based, among oilier things, "on the fad that every bill passed by the Roosevelt Congress has had a little censorship in il; the first session alone taking away 77 powers from the judiciary and legislative brandies." Schnll's charges were made in a radio talk Friday night. Mr. Roosevell told newspapermen loday lhal the government had no such intentions as outlined by the blind Minnesota!!. Text of Telegram. He telegraphed Schall as follows: "In (he statement read for you Friday night over the radio il was said thai 'a national press service to take the place of Ihe Associated Press, Ihe Hearst News Services and United Press, and which would have exclusive use of all government news and be in a position to give its service only to those newspapers loyal to the Roosevelt dictatorship' is under consideration. "A further statement was made that Gruesome Murder Uncovered in N. Y, Body of an Unidentified Man Found in Trunk toms of these isolated and fascinating I'the Roosevelt administration is so de- folk, the "mountain whites," in the belief that this group is a passing race. Great changes are beginning in the land, and not the least of them is Ihe new development in the southern mountains. The federal government' plans for the Tennessee valley, it use of subsistence homesteads, it scheme for drcenlniliy.ing industry an (Continued on Page Three) FLATTER FANNY SAYS: .US. PAT. OFF. Lying city and country more ogethcr lhc.se things will profound!; iff eel. the conditions under which l.hi uounlaintccrs live. The artists believe (heal the moun aineer of tradition will soon be living under very different conditions; so they want to make a record of him jcfore it is loo late,. Whether the change will be as grea as they expect may be open to question. It is certain that, if it is, something particularly and fundamentally American will puss away. Let n. 1 have this pictorial record, by al means. It will preserve the memory of something that it deeply rooted in our national life. XXX The great snipe of work (ione by government relief agenccics is shown hy recent statistics revealing thai more Ilian . r >00,000,000 pounds of foodstuffs have been distributed to the nlcdy by Uncle Sam. A family subsisting on federal relief yets such things as pork, beef and veal roasts, beans, bre.at and butler, G< lik rk'orin! hats make il look rij'y a rca\ rcvolutiou iu oranges, apples and In addition, thousands of ions of coal have been distributed, and huge quantities of surplus cotton have been woven inlo blankets for the unem- iloyecl. Millions of bushels of wheat., -•oni, oats and barley have been given .o farmeds in In farmers in Ihe drouth area for iliirving livestock. Distributing all these things lias been very costly, of course. But il also must have prevented an appalling amount of human niiJury. Arkansas Duck Season Opens On November 6 LITTLE ROCK—(/p)--H.ecommcii'Ia- liniis of (.lie state game and fi.sh commission for tho 19,'i-l duck season in Arkansas have been adopted by l.hc bureau of biological survey of the United Stales department of agriculture, the commission has reported. Consequently, Arkansas may hunt ducks from November 6 through December 15, except on Sundays and tcrmincd on press censorship il may be interesting to the public to know how this un-American idea gets so much consideration. 1 "But for the fact that. Ihis statement was made for you, I would have let it pass unnoticed. Since I should assume thai the statements were not made without basis in fad. I request that you give me the benefit of such fact:; as you have in tii|iporl of tin charges you caused lo lie made. "Once lbe.se facl.s an' in my hand;; they will receive immediate attention in order lo make impossible the things you say will ho rloiiu. becHiise I am just as much opposed to them as you are. "You will be rendering a real service if you promptly let me have Ihc fuels on which you based the charges made." New Development in Alabama Case I M roll I T ay 1 or C'liaryc 1 ' With Ano'lhor Assuult .Alto in pi filHMlNGIIAM, Ala. The :o-cd murder mystery, baffling as any detective thriller, tuok ;i new turn is Harold Taylor, accused of the slay- ng. was charged with an attempt lo avish another woman. Mrs. Clara Cost, in a warrant sworn < IP ''dimly court, charged Taylor licked her up upon tin; streets Monlay afternoon, drove; her out the lone,• Gi'een Springs road, and attempted n attack. She jumped from his automobile, shr said, and made her way back lo her home. This development came Iwo hours after Judge Russell McElroy had ordered Ihe gram! jury assembled in special session Monday to investigate Ih, NEW YORK.—(#>)—The body of a man found in a trunk Saturday in the areaway of General Louis Stotcsbury's home was later identified through fingerprints as that of Bernard McMahon, 41, an ex-convict. Police said that McMahon also was known as Dalton and Murray. Records on file showed that he had been arrested in six limes since 1914. Body Decomposed NEW YORK.(/P)—A mutilated body of a man with his Jogs severed at the knees was found Saturday in the home of General Louis W. Stolesbury. Stotesbury resides in a fashionable residential district. The body had been jammed in a trunk, and was badly crushed, bruised and decomposed. Police said that the body was of a man between .Ti and 40 years of age. Hi- was about, ficc fed, 10 inches in heighl. The body wa.s found Saturday morning by a i-aret.ikcr at the Stotesbury home. 'Jlie Slolesbury family is away on a vacation. Long May Call Out Legislature Again Hints in Personal Paper He Considers Action Against Judges I'.ATON HOUGK, La.- (/[', -TliroiiKli his |>-.|-sonal political publication, The American Progress, Senator Hiiey 1 ; . Long Friday threatened another quick call for his controlled legislature to lake action ygyin.sl his political cue- death of Faye New, iT'l coll'-cc sttidi'tif, 10-yeiir-old slain after •he went wilh Taylor on ;m uutomo- bili- ride late Monday. Mi---. ('n: ; i. said she jumped from T-'vlor'.' aulemobi.lc, al. 4:30 p. m. Mon. May. six hours, before he met Miss New anrl asked her to accompany him. Questioned by newspapermen Ta.v- ir again denied his .guilt wilh Ihe ;l.utcnient. "I have nothing to confess." the •ill If an indictment is returned by id jury, the accused persons Mondays. The six five-day week probably face trial hei'e September 17 S 1 .?. . U: Wus ad °P ted '" Mis- the first day of capital case week on the circuit court docket. Liiiicling work of last week's special .session, which took 77 hours to put through 2(i bills placing broud military authority and control of election. 1 ) into the hands of Dictator Long. The Progress quoted Long followers in Hie Assembly as saying Hiey were ready "lo come back any minute." Said Long's newspaper: "While (he legislators departed fur hoines satisfied that they had completed the work needed to raise Ihe state and the city of New Orleans from the control of the thugs and vice lords, many wore heard to sa.v: 'If . we haven't done enough, we can conic right back any minute to do anything else necessary,' " Hunt for Bandits Spreads to East C\ues in $427,000 Robbery of Armored Car Are Without Results NEW YORK -(/P)- The gigantic man-hunt for the gang of bandits who escaped with ?427,000 from an armored truck spread over the Eeast Saturday as clue after clue ran into dead ends. Arrest in Philadelphia of three suspects gave police momentary hope of developments in the solution of the nation's greatest cash hold up, but after a few hours of questioning the Philadelphia authorilies announced announced Ihey were convinced the men were nol ivolvcd. The Ihree men, Arthur Lee Phillip^ identified as the husband of Clara Phillips, California hammer slayer, Leo Georgia and John Hardy, both of Brooklyn, were held for further questioning. Police said Ihey were suspccled in olher crimes. Accused by Woman A short time after the Philadelphia tiTeM.sl, a Brooklyn woman lold po lice she (bought Phillips was a ma ivho rented an apartment, from her /ear ago and had frequent conla vilh gangsters. Indignant thai Phillips Have the ; larlment, bouse address, in a substan ial section of Brooklyn, where tb hold up occured, as his own, she lol the circumstances surrounding rcnln of the apartment. She said she rented it to a Mr. am Mrs. Harry Palmer, who remained ii it Iwo or thrtfq weeks. During tha lime she said 11 to 14 men called 01 Ihe "Palmers" frcqcucntly, arrivin one or Iwo al a lime in expensive au lomobilc's. The woman said that on one occa sinn a man telephoned. When informe< the Palmers wei'e not in their apart men I, lie said: "This is Woxey Gordon. Icll him l< call inc." Gordon, beer baron, is now serving a long sentence in the Atlanta federa penitentiary for income tax evasion. d , iagr ? m s»Pcrin«posei on an actual photo of the scene of Brook- specacuar 7427,000 holdup graphically Winta, Hie military prc- c sion with which (he raid was carried out. Part of the g-Z £d been ",? >V " rr al , h ?" VS ' 0t " Crs arrivcd "' « hc ««ce ban tot 7 T- <rUCk int ° Bay 19Ul *reet -*p» pushcart pedlar nn i • a]mac '"" c &"" a» d cowed the crew of the rrucl^whilc com- ' fj 1 ?.l . aln °, wci| P° ns on helpless byslanders. Others of the ganff en- t wl ,t "f iUld ? SSCd °' C m ° I1Cy bags out fhe rear c » d - a«cr which It was stowed away in one of the sedans. Apparently alarmed by some atr^ C ga " g *r k " ight bCf ° re «"»P»e«n/thc and sped away in the direction shown by the arrow the Name Delegates to Kiwanis Meet Bundy, Williams, Gibson Will Represent Hope Organization Election of delegates to the Miss- Hut i>ur- pro- The.- I'rogrcts hinled broadly such a sc:>sion might be for the po.v of stalling impeachment ceeding:, 1 Hgiiuisl certain New OrliMiis judges whom Long repeatedly has attacked in public utterances. An accompaniny cartoon depicted "Falher Louisiana." standing anaiJist a bulwark marked "lesishitive session." delivering the boot to Mayor T. Scmmcs. Walmsley of New Orleans, certain Orleans judges, and others, and exclaiming: "This is just the beginning— I'll come again." Hollywood Films of Mattie Evans Delayed Films showing Ihe arrival and happenings in Hollywood of Miss Malik. Evans and I lie Hucilywood tour contest v/itKTS. have bcx'ii flelayrd, hut w :jc shown upon arrival here, W. Clyde Sinilh, acting manager of Ihe Sucugcr innounced Saturday afternoon. The films were due here Saturday norning, but flue to unavoidable circumstances, had not arrived laic Sal- urday. Miss Evans will appear in icrson and tell of the, trip from the Jaenger stage when she returns, Mr. Smith said. Mrs. Sinclair Lewis Ordered From Germany BERLIN, Germany - (/P) - Mrs. .Sinclair Lewis), who writes under lie/' maiden name of Uuroliiy Thompson, wan ordered to leave Germany Saturday within the next 24 hours. The banishment order was based on her alleged hostile atlilude loward Germany. She recently had written many magazine articles on Germany and Ihe Hitler movement. Kiwanis con- held at Excelsior Springs Mo., was held at the Friday night meeting of the Hope Kiwanis club. Those elected were Sid Bundy and Oliver Williams. They will be accompanied by Charles Dana Gibson, club president, who is aulomalically a delegate by reason of bis office. Alternates arc- Wayne H. England and the Rev. G. F. X. Slrassner. The convention is lo be it four-day evcnl beginning October 7. W. S. Alkin.s gave a brief accounting of the Hope Kiwanis activities over the past five-'ycars, stating thai the chief objective had been rural relations. He recalled lhal during llus time no small amount of lime and money has been spcnl in establishing these pleasant relations. Mr. Gibson took cognisance of what is said to bo a promiscous rumor thai tho Hope Kiwanis club is said to he a political organization. He voiced the sentiments of the club by resulting the past activities and purposes of he organization; pointing out that Die specific rules governing Kiwanis International prohibits the club from entering inlo potties as ;i unit. A. M. Westmoreland of the Hemp stead County Lumber Company, re icwed his membership with (he club Comer Boyett was a guest. The meet ng was opened wilh a song, followcc n invocation by John P. Cox. Byrns Announces for Rainey's Post '"oiir-Cornered Race i'oi Speakership of National Congress WASHINGTON.-- (/I 1 ) --Reprcscnta- ive Joseph W. Byrns of Tennessee, Democratic floor leader, stepped inlo he race for Ihe Speakership. creating four-cornered battle for thai mobl lowcrful of House posts. Aiuiounccment of the veteran Icgis- d tor's decision to seek the. office v.a;i mde here and at the 'ICIIIICSM-C,;I: om<: uljnotit simultaneously. Wilh it vcre prediction by his backer:, that e would be chosen lo succeed the ale Speaker Henry T. Hamey of Illi- ois. Byrns' candidacy placed him in a ace wilh Representative Sam Raj- urn of Texas, William B. Bankhcad f Alabama and John Runkin of Mis- ssippi. Reports received here indi- Private Funeral for Van Meter Sucker for a Skirt Rides Home in Wooden Box FORT WAYNE, Ind. ~(/f>)_ Another Dillinger gangster is coming homo—in a wooden box. A Fort Wayne undertaker went to St. Paul to claim the body of Homer Van Meter, smooth talking helper of the late John Dillinger and bring i back here for burial. Van Meter was slain there Thursday night by SI. Pau police. The body will be brought lo the home of (he mobster's brother, Henry Van Mctev, wMere private funeral services will be held. Burial will be ii the Lindenwood cemetery. Tile dale for the funeral has not been set, bill il probably will be Cotton Textile Walkout Is Set for September 1 j • . J ! Would Involve Motfe Than 600,000 Mill - Employes ' ,' OFFICIALS TO MEET Aluminum Workers cept Invitation for Peace By Associated Press Strike leaders spread along the At-Hi lantic seaboard Saturday to issue in-Vcl struclions for an approaching cotton ."I textile-'walkout, while in Washington'--• the supreme court of. labor disputes, sought to preserve peace. Representatives of the United Textile workers of America met Saturday * 1 in four states to receive orders. They' 1 ' J say the strike will involve 600,000 em- '* J ployes. ••'.'... " Silk Dyers in New Jersey struck in sympathy with workers who walk- J ed out at Williamsport, Pa. , ", Officials of the Kohler plumbing '< company of Kohler, Wis., denied the ' charges of training a private army. 1 ' Strike clashes Saturday in Milwau- ~ kce kept police on the jump. , In the meantine the National Council of aluminum workers accepted an, • invitation to meet labor department officials hi an effort to end then- strike. Refuse Mediation' (By the Associated Press) ' The menace of a strike of 750,OOOV •:Xtile workers neared a critical stage *? Friday night, the Strike Committee'-' Having rejected flatly the good offices of the Cotton Textile National Indus- •„"! trial Relations Board as interrnediary^ *| Adhering to its .plan for a general^ walkout September 1, the committee. • _.i.lJ 'i .•^•\ T •• ' J • - •«' * • i ..._._. i TI Sunday. Thus, Van Meter will be lowered (Continued on Page Three) into his grave jusl a month after his chieftain, Dillinger, was buried in Indianapolis. Dillinger was slain by federal officers in East Chicago, Ind., on July 22 and was buried on July 25. With the death of Van Meter, the •lotorious band of Dillinger outlaws, is originally formed, has been accounted for excepl for one man- John Hamilton. Other desperadoes, ncluding Georgq (Baby Face) Nel••on, joined Ihc gang al various limes but all the original group have been lulled or captured, except for Hamilton. Will Bomb Sky in Effort to Get Rain WAXA1IATCH1K, Texas -(/!').lames A. Doze, rainmaker, armed with a permit from the Unittd States Bureau of Air Commerce Saturday was lo attempt to bomb moisture out of the clouds over Ellis county. G. A. Howe, chief inspector of Uic Dallas office of the Commerce Bureau gave permission after Boze and his pilot, Winifred Boltcnficld, produced waivers from Ellis county farmers. board's ability to'adjust the issues fairly to labor. , As a means to end the protracted stroke at the Kohler Company in Kohler, Wisconsin, the labor Relations Board at Washington announced: an election would be ordered soon to determine the will of the employes. Union representation was a prime is-\ sue. Appeal to President Strike leaders telegraphed an appeal to President Roosevelt charging that the Kohler company "is drilling a' private army of about 600 men who arc fully equipped with rifles, steel helmets and machine guns." They said they feared repetition of the blood- , shed of July 27. The aluminum strike pursued an uneventful course, awaiting the next move of (lie government. Representatives of the aluminum strikers have appealed to the president, the governor and the secretary of labor to speed a settlement. Fifty beer truck drivers walked out at Gary, Ind., but returned to work a few hours later. Wage and hour demands of the strikers were met. Truck drivers struck at two Swift & Company plants and that of the St. Louis Independent Packing Co., iit Pittsburgh, throttling down meat dclivcriqt!. Pickets and police stood by. Dynamite dug a ho.'o hi the lawn of the general superintendent-of the Republic Steel Corporation plant at Birmingham, Ala., and police, forewarned, trapped a former employe. Another got away. Non-union labor lias been operating the plant since the strike began. A notice of an employes' election next Tuesday was posted at the offices of 166 Minneapolis companies involved in the recent strike of truck drivers. Wholesale Food Prices Highest Since Aug. 1931 WASHINGTON.— (/J 1 ) —The highest level of wholesale food prices since August, 1931, was reported Friday by he Lunar Department for the week ;nded August 18. For the same amount of food the rcailer had to pay ?l for n 1926, he had to pay 74 cents last week. The department's index for the week was 2.5 per cent above that for the previous week and 15 per cent above hat for the corresponding week last Wholesale conunodity prices in general rose to 76.1 per cent of the 1926 •-veruge, an increase of 0.9 per cent 11'cvious flight was refused by the ogvernmcnt. Six hundred bombs of 10 pounds each will be dropped from an altitude of 15,000 feel in an effort to induce precipitation. owning 27,000 acres of land over which | over the previous week. Ihc experiment will be conducted. A The farm products group also reached a new high for the year. The index for tho week was 68.9 compared with 57.5 a year ago and 49.9 two years ago. Police Quell Rioting Pennsylvania Convicts COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. — (#>)— State police and guards Saturday crushed ai' outbreak at the eastern Pennsyl- vanai penitenliary al Graterford after more than 200 convicts had rioted fur more than three hours. The rebelling prisoners: started fires in Ihe cell blocks and outbuildings, destroying a bbarn and damaging several shacks. No one was seriously injured and none escaped. Young Business Men Meet Monday Night A full membership is urged Monday night at a meeting of the Young Business Men's association to be held at city ball. Tho meeting starts at 5 o'clock. Syd McMalh, secretary of the or- ;anization, announced that important problems will come up lor discussion.

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