Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 3, 1934 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Monday, September 3, 1934
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T h 1 a newspaper produced under divisions A-2 tt A-5 Graphic Arts Code. Hope Star WEATHER Arkansas—Partly dofldy on Monday night; cooler. Tues* day, fair and warmer in north- wtJrt portion. VOLUME 35—NUMBER 276 <AP)—Monnn Aimorlnlrit PI-PS* (MCA)—Mrnn* Ncwupnpcr Kntcrprlim Afis'n HOPE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3,''193? Mnr of Hope XmnoHnnted a rounded 1809» Hope Dnlljr Frtnm, 1027 ( Hope Star, Jnnnnr? 1S t 1028. PRICE So CO! The News Review • By BRUCE CATION Drouth Broken General Rains Over Arkansas Total of .75 Inch Is Cheering to Hempstead County Fanners WO RTH~A~ MILLION Near Cloudbursts Are Reported—Prospects for More A rain Hint fell here early Monday was cheering to Hope and other parts of the county. The rainfall was believed to have been general over the county, greatly bcncfilting pastures and hay crops. Late corn may bo helped and fall grain crops can be sowed—oats, rye and others. Late summer and early fall gardens will be helped. Total precipitation was .75 inches, weather instruments at the Fruit & Truck Branch Experiment station indicated, up to 11 o'clock Monday morning. The previous rainfall was August 29, when .10 inches fell, breaking a drouth that extended back to July 28. More Haln Is Forecast LITTLE ROCK —(#•)—Arkansas on Monday faced a week of prospective thundershowers. General rains that fell over the state Sunday broke the drouth which has held the state in its grip since May. The rainfall was said by T. Roy Reid to be worth more than a million dollars to Arkansas. Lab Day became a day of work for Midlcwest farmers following general rains over the drouth-parched areas. Twelve Middlowcst states ben- cfittcd from rains over the week end. THAT $427,000 Brooklyn holdup, aside from being- one of i the most .spectacular and lucrative robberies ever committed, is one of those things that make a man sit down and wonder nervously just where we are heading. ***A bit of violence of this kind is not simply a corner filling station holdup magnified to the n(l\ degree. It is in n das by itself; a brazen defiance by lawless elements who have reason to think that they ran operate with immunity. Things of this kind usually happen in one of two kinds of society; in a wild and lusty frontier community, where everybody is on the make and where the energy and vitality of a mass of people arc so great that they buble over into criminal outbreaks, or in a Innd where the processes of government arc in decay. XXX There arc phenomena, that is, cither of a society that is loo full of gct-up- and-go to be entirely law-abiding, or ol a society that is drifting aimlessly down a long slope to disaster. They don't happen where the social equilibrium is secure. Now it would be easy to assert that this Brooklyn holdup is only the latest of a series of signs that the United Slates is in the second clossification. Our criminal record during the past decade is a ghastly thing. It includes everything from the Chicago gang murders to the Lindbergh kidnaping. When it is topped by a crime so insolent and astounding as this one in Brooklyn, it is easy to feel that the nation is simply going to pieces on us. XXX But a conclusion like this implies that there was, previously, an era in which everything war orderly and serene; and from the time the first pioneers crossed the Alleghcnies, we liave not had such a period in the United States. We have always had a tradition of lurbulencc and violence. If holdup men arc robbing bank trucks today, they were robbing express trains a decade or two ago. Today's Dillingcrs can be balanced by yesterday's James brothers. We are still, essentially, what we were when the West was open, a youthful, rather roudy, and intensely dynamic people. If we lack the dici- plinc and order which older lands possess, it is because we are still en the upgrade. The insolent daring of our criminal class is a'si'gn of youth' and not of decay. XXX If Germany adopts the new penal code lhat has been tentatively outlined, a criminal sentenced to death would be permitted to take his own life. A guard would leave a vial of poison and a revolver in his cell and the luckless prisoner would use whatever method he preferred to put himself out of the world. A procedure so different from the usages prevalent in all civilized countries is bound to he pretty startling, at first glance. And yet you could get up a fair case in support of it. One of the most ghastly things about capital punishment is that long wait in the death cell between sentence and execution—that knowledge, from which the condemned man cannot escape, that his keepers will eventually take him out and lead him forcibly tn the electric chair, the gallows or the guillotine. Many a condemned man, unable to stand the strain, tries to kill himself— and then prison doctors fight to safe his life, so that it can be taken from him later, in the proscribed manner. Permitting the man to kill himself might actually be more humane. XXX New Jen-icy authorities, aroused by the rising toll of traffic deaths, are trying to impress the clangers of rcck- les driving on the minds of motorists by placing white crosses on the highways at spots where accidents have occurred. This is similar to the stunt Ohio once tried—putting up a wooden cross at the roadside at the scene (if every fatal accident. It was a sound and logical scheme, although for some reason Ohio has since given it up. A little reminder like? that, is bound U> have a sobering efofcct. When you have passed three or four little warnings like that, in the cour.se of an afternoon's drive:, you automatically pay a little more attention to your driving. FLAPPER FANNY SAYS: REO.U.S. PAT.OfF. General Over Arkansns ,,. LITTLE ROCK — (<P)— It rained in Arkansas Sunday—more thari a million dollars worth. For the first time since mid-May, steady general rains, crop healing and drouth relieving, swept over the state making up for a long lost lapse, and there were near cloudbursts in some> places. Approximately 4.5 inches fell in the vicinity of Fort Smith. High up in the Ozarks in Northwest Arkansas the total was almost as great and at Fayettevillc a rise of six feet in the White river was reported. "It's worth more than a million dollars," said T. Roy Reid, assistant director of the state agricultural service, in charge of drouth relief. "It's a real break for Arkansas." While others who have been supervising emergency measures in 62 of the 75 counties in Arkansas affected by the long dry spell, he expressed the hope that the Sunday rainfall marked the end of drouth conditions. The weather bureau, which said the heaviest precipitation had occurred in northwest section of the state, indicated continued thundershowers on throughout the week. Held w>id he understood Sunday's rains had been general In the state. "A rain like Sunday's wil bring the grass back and if conditions continue favorable, we'll harvest a hay crop. There will be grass again in the pastures and the acute water situalion will be relieved." Fort Smith led the list of the reporting rain centers with 4.34 inches followed by O/ark with 3.64. ?ureka with 3.CO and Harrison with 2.80. Little Rock, where Ihc Arkansas river registers 3.8 feet below zero, had a one-inch rainfall. The precipitation on the uplands was expected to show itself on the local river gauge, high and dry these many weeks within the next few (lays. New Organ Dedicated to Presbyterian Church Vesper services were held Sunday Afternoon at the First Presbyterian church in dedication of a new organ leccnlly installed in the church au- ditcrium. A largo crowd of Hope residents, together with former residents and friends from neighboring towns attended. The program: Organ prelude, played by Mrs. Kate Holland; Invocation, the Rev. Thomas Brewstcr; anthem, "Seek and Ye Shall Find," choir; organ selections, Mrs. B. C. Hyatt, Mrs. Dick Watkins and Mrs. C, C. McNcill; folo. "O Dry Those Tears," Mrs. W.Y. Foster Jr.. organ selection. Mrs. Kate Holland; anthem, "The Lord Is King,' choir; benediction, Rev. Thomas Brew stcr; prelude. England Leaves for National Convention Wayne H. England. Hope agent for Aetna Life Insurance Company will leave Monday night for Green Lake. Wia., where he will attend the National Regional convention of Aetna agents. Mr. England will put on display at the convention one of Hempstead ccuuty's Uu-gci-t watermelons. On his return home, he will stop at Chicago to visit the fuir. He is expected to be BOUU 10 duys. Tea has been added to the AuU'a of colleue dnnluutc. CURLEY County Salary Act Is Adopted by Tax League Proposed Bill Will Be Submitted to Voters in November Election SAVING OF $5,000 Officers Will Be Placed on Salaries Instead of Fees and Commissions An initialed salary net for Hcmp- stcad county was decided upon Saturday afternoon at a meeting of the County Taxpayers League held at the cily hall. Approximately 200 persons turned out for the county-wide meeting called by H. M. Stephens, county judge. Under the proposed bill it is estimated the saving to taxpayers on sal- ariesc alone would bo $5000 a year. A petition was in circulation Monday over the county to obtain signature:; in a whirlwind campaign before September G, which is the dead line for filing the proposed bill. If sufficient signatures arc obtained voters will have the opportunity in the November election to enact the bill into law or reject it. Under the' proposed bill the offices of county judge, county and probate clerk, circuit clerk, tcrasurer and tax assessor, would be placed on an annual salary basis of $2,700 each. These offices with the exception of the county judge and the treasurer would be allowed one deputy at a salary of $1,200. The sheriff's office will remain on the fee system, with a reduction in t'ees. Melon Attracts Mufch Attention Californians Amazed at 115-Pouncler Sent There by Local Man Gordon L. Campbell, manager of Scott's store here, recently sent one of Hcmpstcad's big melons to a friend, .W. H. Lewis, in San Diego, California. The melon, "played up" in a three- column newspaper story, atractcd much attention there. The San Diego Evening Tribune carried a double column picture of the melon, and had this to say aboul it in the write-up: "The drouth has been sort of bad for the watermelons back in Arkansas this year," W. H. Lewis, former marine, who came from Little Rock, explained. So Lewis' watermelon, poor, drouth- stunted little thing, only weighs a" mere 115 pounds. Yes, il only took two men to lift the melon out of iUs crate. It was only about the size of a beer keg. Of course, it is firm and solid and just begging to lie (Mien, hill Lewis would rather it had been a lillle larger. The ;;i/.c was just a little bil, di.sappuinlinu. Only 115 pounds. "Sure, they grow larger than lhat, in Arkansas," he explained. He brought out a photograph of an Arkansas friend parked behind a real big watermelon, as evidence. Thai, one weighed 144 pounds. "But," Lewis explained, "thai drouth has been pretty bad. I just, had to have them send me the biggest one they could find in the patch." Melon on l')\hiih(ion The San Diego man has Ihe melon ill hi.s boor place ill 2r>H University iive, and plans to keep it. on exhibition there as long as possible, before culling it up. He hopes he can keep it until the flejt gels back, so he can show hi.s former navy and marine corps pals a real watermelon. Lewis tent hack to Hope, Ark., and bought the melon. It cost him $5, plus expense of crating and drayage. and the express bill was .$(>.72. The melon arrived in a heavy, padded pine case, and 4he shipping weight was 146 pounds. "I was kidding seme real estate men one day," Lewis explained, "and they •Ai'iildn't Ix'li.-ve watermelons grew Mis'I. bit;." Whiil California real estate man would, as long as In: hadn't .seen one 'inv.'ini: in California? "No." Lewis said, "they wouldn't believe nv.\ S-> I just sent back and tint, the proof." Good Ciilin:;. Ihon: big melons. You hel. they an-, a<.vording to Lewis. "The best there is." he said emphatically. So. wh":i llv California real estate ii-n HI I convinced and the fleet gets hack. Mr. and Mrs. Lewi.--and some of their friends are going to have a real walcrmcl»n feast. How "Cultivated" are your neiiih- !)• i-s. Take a look around their living looms anil Prof. Cliapin of theUni- vi::sity of Minneasuhi. c\[ji,uii.-j just how to rule them by their chairs. 11'"£, books, pictures and kinds of music they like. In Ihe Sunday Chicago Herald and Examiner. Textile Strike Watched Tensely (NBA Service Photos by Margaret Bourke-White; Copyright, 1934) *" Spimlles . . . bank on bunk, row on row, mile on mile . . . reaching literally from Maine to Alabama. These arc the whirling spools by which the gJRtuitic coUtu textile. Industry gauges its productivity. But today they ate mi indcr (;f its idleness . . . There are .some '.11,000,000 of them in the 128(1 mills affected by the greatest post-depression strike which has I'cni'ronti'd the nation, and when spindlrs stop the textile business must come to a slund-nill . . . Pictured here Is such strikingly geometric order- whirling .smoothly at their tasks, oblivious to wages and working hours niirl NKA and mediation hoards—they nri- in sliarp contract to the confusion and ilis".'ii(ioi), violence and rccrimalion of the industrial warfare uliirh niges about them. Two Counties Are Holding Up Returns May Be Tuesday Kefure Final Results Are Known EL DORADO, Ark.—(/IV-Six days after the runoff primary, two candidates for congress from the Seventh district Monday remained on Ihc anxious seal, will) ;i final official certification of the vote in two counties necessary to determine (ho winner. Ashley and C'alhoun counties were Ihc laggards on the reports which kept Ihe district from knowing whether Congressman Tilman 13. Parks of Ciimden would be relumed to office or succeeded by Wade Kitchens at Maf-nolia. Ashley officials said official certification would be made Monday and Call.oun indicated it miyhl be Tuesday before Ihe results there were known. Official returns from nine counties plus unofficial figures from Ashley and Calhoun gave Kitchens a lead of 4.1 votes, thus: Kitchens 1-1.897. Turks 14,8!i2. Kiyht Calhoun boxes were "purjji'd" of approximately 800 alleged illegal voles by the central committee Saturday, however, and seven more precincts remained to be canvasM-d. The official returns from nine conn- ties, plus unofficial in Ashley and the >oxes thus far made official in C'al- houn gave Parks a lead of . r >l voles, thus: Parks 13.">83, Kitchens i:i,.i32. A. M. Harding's Mother Dead at Fayetteville FAYETTICVILLE, Ark. -(/|V- Mrs. C. T. Harding, eighth generation descendant of the Rev, William Drowsier who eume over from Knwland on the Mayflower, died here .Sunday afternoon, after a prolonged illness. Mrs. Harding was Hie mother of A. M. Harding, head of Ihe general extension division of the Univcr.Mty oi Arkansas. She was the former Miss Florence Brewster of Pine Bluff. Survivors include the. hu;lwud. six sens and u grandson, Ur. Arthur Harding, Jr., uf the law faculty of the University of South Dakota. PAN riiANt'KSCO.- (..'I') —The stunner ('<. B. Stetson ran ugvuuutl <:n the racks of Monterey, Hi) miles south (if litre, the Marine department of Chamber of Commerce was advised Monday. First reports gave no (It tails of conditions. A coast guard cutter is i-u route to the distressed craft. County Farmers Get$59,777.29 Represents Half of Cotton Reduction Contract Payments A li.liil of $157,36!).21 has been paid into 12 Southwestern Arkansas counties on col Ion acreage reduction contracts this year, figures released Monday showed. This amount represents one half of Ihe total payments the government \\ill pay under the reduction contracts this year. The figures v.v counties: Columbia . . . $ 77.21>.').(M Claik HempMead Howard Lillle Hiver f.afiiyelli: Miller Nevada Oiiachila Polk Pike Sevicr 3il.2ie.-l3 GD.777.59 :i!l,Rt'J.;VJ 4e.3. r >e.«2 tifi.5liS.B7 -t2.15G.2ti 23.SS7.3r) -1.713.11 15.4SS.-1J 14.3Ud.aO Total ..$•157,369.21 Russ Colombo Is Fatally Shot Old Gun Accidentally Explodes Killing Noted Orchestra Leader HOLLYWOOD -(/]')- Russ Colombo, 2G, screen actor and nationally known dance orchestra leader, died iii Ihc home of Landsing Brown, potrail protographcr. Drown, showing Colombo a French dueling pistol, accidentally dropped a lighted match on the cap, firing the istol The bullet hit a mahogany dresser, then ricocheted and strucn Colombo near the eye and entered the brain. Colombo was also well known as a singer, and recently has been work- for the Universal Studios. The actor appeared in the picture, "Broadway Through a Keyhole," and was being ei'ooiucd for stardom by Universal. Colombo went to the home of Brown to spend the day, and the two men had gone alone into the library of the home. Brown picked up an old cap and bull pistol relic of Civil war days, and was showing it to Colombo. The photographer accidentally dropped a li.qlcd match on the cap. The bullet i hit a mahogany dresser and ricocheted to strike Colombo just below the eye. Colombo is a uotivc of San Francisco. He is the youngest of a large family, he is 26 and unmarried. Colombo, who true given name is Ru(?gcrio, made his first public appearance in San Francisco 12 years ago us a violinisl. He became noted later as u dance band directos and radio singer in New York, finally going into pictures while iuntinuing his radio work. Caught With Yates After Kidnaping MURFREESBORO —(/P)—Two escaped convicts frotti Tucker state prison farm were recaptured here Monday aftelfl they had kidnaped and held five boys prisonsr over the weeJs j end. ,;^j The men recaptured are Curley Smith of Hempstead-'J county, and Buster Yates of Ashley county. Smith and Yates fled from the prison farm August with Fendley Sutterfield of Searcy county. The trio comandeercd an automofeilA Reaches South Showdown Is Awaited as Thousands Leave Mills By the Associated Press The long arm of the extilc strike reached into the South Monday and tested its strength while the rest of the country observed Labor Day. A tense public awaited a showdown as mill whistles blew Monday in the southern textile centers. Advices from the strike front showed that thousands were answering the strike call of the United Textile workers, and other thousands were at their posts. In many sections, pickets turned out and tightened their lines. A motorcade of union workers Mon- owned by F. M. Jones, kidnaping him. I os they escaped. ll ',./'] Sutterfield was re-captured lastj week near Searcy. Suspicious when they saw two boySl following them, Smith and Yates de-J cided to kidnap them. Later three f other lads were forced to accompany} them. Two of the youngsters escaped ?tttdl reported to officers who went to therJ scene and captured Yates and SmithfI Smith, although a Hempstead county!! man, was sent to the penitentiary"! from Howard county several month? I ago when he was convicted of Md~J naping a cashier of the Bank of DierKS ] during a robbery. Kidnaped Negro Here Smith and Yates are believed to | have been in Hope election day t to visit Smith's father who lives south,| of town. The autombobile taken from F. M. I Jones when he was kidnaped near''! Pine Bluff, was recovered when fttJj was found abandoned on the old'Fufcf . . . ft VYCtO XISUJ.J14 .ClUClAiMVSA*V.l4. \S4l b*J.b VSJ-U J. .*•.».. ^ J day forced 900 employes of Three tcn highway about four miles west! Kings Mountain, N. C., cotton mills O j Hope / from _thcir posts of duty. Local police believe Smith and Yat-* In Boaz, Ala., a scige strike opened with five arrests. Fear Violence ;. The 52nd annual Labor Dal celebrar tioh Monday"iboffici tHe^fcouhtry'faci'hg; one of the gravest strikes in its his-' cs made a second visit to Hope, kid-' naping James Moore, negro of the Arkansas Machine Specialty^ pany and a negro woman companion,^ The negro Moore told ..oificqrs T Woman tory and its industrial commulity ., , hampered by dozens of other lesser j ^i.,,;" disputes from coast to coast. Textile workers—more than 600,00 en route from Columbus to Hope tfie night of August 19, when a tire wen strong, engaged in the weaving of cotton, woolen and silken goods— began their strike Saturday night. The effects and extent of this mass maneuver intended to tie up plants ircm Maine to Alabama will not be- measurable until Monday when the mills will open. Union leaders said that few workers would be on the job. A majority of the mill owners, however, said their plants would operate as usual. Both sides fear disorders with strikers planning to picket attempting operations and manufacturers not denying reports that armed guards were being ploced at some of the mills. While the final effort of the National Labor Relations Board to avert the walk-out collapsed Saturday, it was reported the board would again attempt to intervene within the next few days. At his Hyde 1'ark home President Roosevelt was watching developments closely, but gave no indication of intention to act. • School Trustees Will Keep Posts No Cause for Removal of Monticello Members, Governor Says LITTLE HOCK — (/?)—Concurring 'n the report of State Senator A. J. Johnson of Star City, special master who conducted an investigation into affairs of Monticello A. & M. College, Governor Fulrcll said he found no cause for removal of three trustees and at the same time said, "it is my opinion that President Frank Hors- 1'all can no longer serve the Monticello A. & M. to its best interest." The trustees under fire were E. W. Gates of Crossett; J. L. Longino of Pine Bluff and W. C. Purdue of ElDorado. They were charged with illegal transactions in handling the affairs of the college. Charges against the trustees followed an effort of students and taxpayers to obtain removal of President Horffall. Governor Futrell said repeatedly lhat he did not have the au- thoril yto remove President Horsfall, and he repeated that opinion. "However. Ihc question of discharging Mr. Horsfall is not one that can come to me under the law," Governor Fulrcll said. "Whether Mr. Horsfall -should be removed from the school is a Question upon which perfectly capable persons can honestly differ. Personally, it is my opinion that Mr. Hc:rsfall can no longer serve the college to its best interest. Opposition to him among the palronr and potential patrons is so pronounced andvindica- patrons is so pronounced and vindica- efforts in tho future." Two men walked up out of the] darkness and ordered them' to getl into the car. One of the men drove to-1 the Nashville-'DeQueen- road wherej the negroes were put out and tied to/ trees. >'t The automobile was recovered sev-'I eral days later. The negro ivldore told.l officers that the description of thell two men tallied with that of Smith'J and Yates. LEAVENWOKTH, Koru -(/P) Art'l armored train of six coaches, its inter-,* ior brisling with machine guns, sped' into the west Monday and, it is be- -| lieved that three kidnapers, George, ((Machine Gun) Kelley, Albert BatesJ and Harvey Bailey were among the, passengers. Although the movement was clothed in secrecy, the destination was reported to be Alcatra prison in San Francisco bay. The three kidnapers were convicted last year for the kid- naping of Charles Urschel, Oklahoma oil millionaire. Since bicycle riding has become a lad among winter tourists, Miami, Fla., dealers can't keep enough on hand to supply the demand. 37 Old Members for Legislature 81 Returns to House and Six Renominated in Upper Chamber LITLE ROCK —(ff)— Thirty-one members of the last House of Representatives will return to the 50th general assembly next January barring upsets in Die general election next November. Although the Apolitical mortality:; cf the last house was heavy, the membership did well considering the "house cleaning" the voters gave the 1931 assemblymen, when only 22 returned. Nine nominees for the house, however, have been there before, thus;, giving to the lower branch a fairly. large number of experienced legislators. Senate Veterans Return :/: The 1935 senate probably will have the greatest number of experienced^ salons in its recent lu'story, with the re-nomination cf six members and; the nomination of six others with prc- ! vious experience in cither the upper* or the lower legislative branches. Seventeen members of the old senate were "holdovers" or those who- will enter upon the last two years of their four year terms. And to all experience to the august body, Lieul. Gov. Lee Cazort, president of the seneile, was renominated' without opposition. Five of the newcomers to the scn-v ate were promoted from the house of ; representatives. Armil Tuylor, Clarks- villc; Ellis Fagan of Little Rock; Joe Hall, Climcm; and Clyde Ellis of Rogers were members of the 1933 house, and O. T. Switzcr, Crossett, wos a member of the 1929 house. Dr. H. B. Hardy, GrecnbrJer, comes back to the senate after four years to represent Faulkner and White (Continued on Page Three)

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