Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 6, 1934 · Page 1
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Thfs newspaper produced under dl- v.^iona A-2 & A-5 Graphic Arid Code. VOLUME 35—NUMBER 27,9 <AP) — Mcnn* Annocliited I (MSA) — Mi-nnn KenHpnp«r Star ArttaiMM—CWudy, eoofet in north and ottatral portion* AH Thursday night Friday, partly dowdy, wutaet In northwest portion. *!^l Kntrrprlait Ani'n HOPE, ARKANSAS, TflURRSDAY, SEPTEMBER 67l934 Vnr of Hdlie founded 1800i Hope Dnllr P«-e«.. n» Hope stnr. January 18^ IK». l«*Tt PRICE fie COJ KIUEDJH TEXTILERO Long Threatens to Oust Administration The News Review •By BRUCE CATTON I F the last czar of Russia has a ghost, that shade must Have indulged in an ironic chuckle the other clay—a chuckle at a death-bed. Myer's Defense Depending Upon State's Witness Much of Case Centers About Testimony of Fraternity House Cook GIRL IN LOVE WITH 2 Says Evidence Will Show Dead Co-Ed Cared for Another For a blind, nearly deaf woman of « 90-odd years was dying in n Czechos- " lovakian village near Prague, and the chest of the last czars could be pardoned if it found something grimly amusing in the circumstances. This woman was Knlharinn Brcsch- I'o-Brcschkowsknya; and since that is pretty long and unpronounceable, it is simpler to refer to her by the title she used to wear so proudlyd"grancl- mothcr of the Russian revolution." She was already nn old woman when the last Romanoff was shot to death; and before that time she had spent no less than 50 years of her life in one or another of the czar's prisons for revolutionary activities. XXX She had been one of that devoted band of Russian dreamers who hated autocracy and oppression and risked the worst that the c/.ar could do to bring them to that end. NORMAN, Okli.-(A')— The dcfcn.se of Ncal • Myers, University of Oklahoma Junior on trial for the murder of his co-ed sweetheart, 19-year-old Marian Mills, disclosed it will pitch much of its case about the stole's star witness. Hazel Brown. It WHS in the home of Mrs. Brown, a fraternity house cook, that the campus beauty queen died last July 10. In an opening statement.Wednesday James Rinehiirt, attorney for young Myers, said the defense intended to Show that Mrs. Brown advised young Says Witnesses Being Arrested Only for Spite Woman Given "Third Degree" for Testifying Before Committee CHARGES REVENGE Bitter Fight Raging in Probe of New Orleans Government NEW ORLEANS ~(/P)— Senator Hucy P. Long Thursday threatened to have the state legislature throw out the entire city administration of New Orleans if any more witnesses before his legislative investigating committee arc molested. Before the clay's hearing opened, Long said that several witnesses who have testified before the committee inquiring into charges of graft and corruption in the city administration Sounds Strikers Battle Cry ... ., ., . ., ,. - , »-w»»«j.»i.tv»*i nt it ti. *.» I.JF- ni_t( i j ill 1011 d VLVJt J Well these dreamers finally had ,, ad bccn afresled h thc „ and their way. The czars government fell, | intimidated the Siberian prisons were emptied,' A witnes before the committee and the great era of democracy and , ?... w l ", es , DCIorc lno , committee freedom 'seemed at last read to dawn testified that a woman who appeared hl(c committee had been arrcst- freedom 'seemed at last ready to dawn upon Russia. And then thc revolution ran out ?.?.. b j Walmsley s police given the from under its little grandmother. ' lhlrd . dc S rcc and compelled to re-. Myers to floe afte rthc girl died. He did become a fugitive, but sur- rcndcdcr three weeks later. Enrlicr younij Myers' counsel disclosed that nine medical witnesses • -would-be usoir-ttf-canilTirt^statfy.s to**" timony that death was due to nt- . tempted criminal operation. Riucharl described Mrs. Brown as a "woman greatly experienced in the way? "f the world—she has bccn married three times." "The evidence will show," he Paid, "that this woman, known by college .students as 'Brownie' has bccn a nursi in an Oklahoma City hospital." "By reason of his absonse from home and association with other boys, Nea began to rely upon her as he had upon hie mother. He went to her wit! his problems, as many boys in th fraternity house went to he with IOVL and school affairs." lie sketched thc acquaintance o young Myers and Miss Mills, beginning in the 1932-33 school term, and said ''It became a college romance, a college love affair." He added: "The evidence will disclose thai this beautiful girl was also keeping company with others, and among thorn was a young man known Bernard Doucl." rUnehart said Doud, son of an Arkansas minister, who was reported engaged to Miss Mill:; until .shortly before her ck'atli, visited thc girl while {•'ho was Viic.itioiiing in New Mexico in August of I'.KI.'i and that ho "was also much in li;vo with her." Baby of Seven Weeks Gets Drunk on Rum KANSAS CITY (UP)-Loroy Anderson, .seven weeks old, became intoxi- catcd on whisky Tuesday, but it was all to a porxl purpose and just what the doctor ordered. I..e-1-iiy, son of Mr. ami Mrs. Donald Anderson was slowly starving to death because of a stomach obstruction. A dulicatn operation was indicated, but hecnn.se of the baby's ago, it could not ho given ether. So whisky was decided upon. An ounce of whisky was mixed with an ounce of water, and the .solution, drop by drop was given Lcruy through a tiny sugar-filled sack placed in his mouth. When the child became intoxicated p' local anaesthetic was given and the operation performed. Surgeons raid the "hangover" would bu slight and that Leroy probably would recover. Instead of freedom and democracy Russia got Communism. Thc c/.ar wab dead; and his nobles were either dcac or in exile; but there was no place in thc new order for those who hac given their lives to thc fight againsl czarism, unlcs sthcy happened to believe in the particular kind of revolution that Russia's new rulers were handing out. So this aging veteran of the czar's jsons had, to flee from Russia, just ;*-. *.*.*!»Ifc*<.<.>fr. , ,, "*-.,• . . ,.. Arkansas Farm Women Arrive at Camp Pike LITLE HOCK' —(/I')— Camp Pike, ."firth of Little Rock, was held by a forcijm army Wednesday night but the capital city was in little danger from the 1201) Arkansas farm women quartered there. Miss Connie J. Bonslaglu, state home demonstration agent, re- jiortc'.l. Nightfall found practically all of the 1200 wcmc'ii expected for the sec- und annual Arkansas home demonstration camp iiy.sisiK.'d to cots in national guard tents-. Thruiifihout the clay Ihc'y arrived at the <.v.mp by bus. train, au- loini;bilij. waijon and buggies. Cfjli.i-ful KiiiidiJiin.s were the regulation uniform* (<-»" the women campers and they made u bright batchwurk pattern Liniuiv; the wiiitr: tents a.s the camp was organi/ed Wednesday. They will get their first taste of "roughing it" Thursday morning, as a bugler calls them to breakfast, the first item on thc official progrum. like' any other pxfrse-proud nobleman. She went to'foreign lands, remarking that she had waited half a century for thc downfall of thc czars and was willing to wait equally long, if need be, for thc downfall of thc Bolsheviks. And when she came to her deathbed, at last, one of the friends who hastened to her side was Alexander Kerensky—another revolutionary who found the revolution running out from under him, and who dares not return to Russia. So thc czar's ghost must have smiled a grim little smile. A revolution is such an incalcuablc thing. Starting one is like loosing some great, uncontrollable force of nature. Thc solid land itself seems to break up and thc one who started it is no safer than anyone else. XXX There is an odd human touch to that case of thc Chicago ex-sailor who found that he could win his girl's favor only by posing as a bold, bad gunman—and who, because of that fact, got himself into a jam with the police. tract her testimony. "This gang stuff can't bluff anybodj out of here," Senator Long thundcrct after thc committee moved to take the "necessary action" to protect its witnesses. Bullets or Firttrackcrs As thc committee held morning anc afternoon sessions on the 18th floor o. a downtown skyscraper, there was some commotion uptown in the early morning , hours about shooting near Senator Long's palatial home. Senator Long 1 said he was informed it was firecrackers children were shooting to celebrate "Walmsley's early trip to China." Police said five pistoi bullets had bccn fired at thc front of the Long residence. Long said he wasn't even at home, but a neighbor said thc senator had leaned out of a window to yell, "What in the hell's going on down there." before disappearing quickly. Walmsley commented that if anyone nad shot at Senator Long's house, he had done it himself. "If they did have any shooting," the mayor added, "Long certainly would not have stuck his red nose out of any window, he would have been hiding under a bed. He hud to have some ixcusc for making an army camp out of his front lawn." National Guardsmen have been guarding the residence since Long rode into New Orleans at thc head of he troops last week. A detatchmcnt of heavily armed militiamen has accompanied Long on his every move ind batrollcd thc corridors before the eomittce hearing room. This man found that his girl admired hoodlums. So, although ha was a perfectly law-abiding citizen, he told her he was one of I he country's lead- in)-' undesirables. He had shot several cop. 1 ;, he said, and had broken out of two prisons and one jail; all in all, he added, he was q regular little Dillinger. Impressed, she accepted him, and they were happy. Then they quarreled. She called the police and they look him in low, and ic had to confess that hi.s wickedness was all in his imagination. Even then, lowever, he begged them not to tell the girl. If he was to retain her favor, ic would have to retain thc glamour of the bad man. It's all quite amusing, this tale—until yon reflect that a lot of energetic young men have actually turned to lie will move to eliminate women rime because of ju.st such attitude on | workers. j "The working woman," the newspaper ;'.'::-vrte»i. "creates the problem of population (decrease) as well as that of unemployment. "Work, even where It is not a direct impediment, interfering with propagation, fi'inc-nls independence and consequent physical and moral habits antagonistic to conception. ''The exodus of women from the field <.!' liihar doubtless would have economic repercussions in many fam- i\ii'--' lmt a leyion of men would lift Inimiliiiti'd heads and a hundred times Mr-re new families would enter the ;U'tiui:;il life. Would Take Women Workers From Industry ROME — f/l-'j— Henilo Mussolini on Wednesday night was reported planning to take all women workers out of Italy's industry. Two reasons, it WHS reliably learned influenced his decision. Jobs, he holds, interferes with what, he believes to be woman's primary duty, thc building of families and the increase of Italy's population. The positions women hold should ho filled with men, thus decreasing unemployment and raising morale. An editorial in Mussolini's newspaper, tended to confirm the report that (Continued on Faire Three) FLAPPER FANNY SAYS: REG. U. S. PAT. Off. Signed Petition Reported Stole* Papers Proposing Salary Act for Sebastian May Be Duplicated FORT SMITH — (tf>)-An "army" o: volunteers was rushed to the fron' here late Wednesday as County Judge R. P. Strozier opened an offensive to offset the theft of 1,271 signed petitions for submision of thc proposer: Sebastian county salary act which were stolen from his office. Jungc Slro/.icr announced that the papers, from 14 precincts in thc county, had been taken from his office in the courthouse since Saturday night. On the eve of the final day for fil- ng the petitions, Judge Strozier said ic was determined that the effort to reduce county expenses through the act should not be defeated, and immediately called for volunteers to circulate new petitions throughout the city. Thc volunteers moved rapidly hrough the downtown section apparently meeting with success in their •f forts. It was announced that petitions signed by 02G voters remained in Strozicr's office. Since 1,465 signatures arc required to assure thc salary act » place on thc November general election ticket, 539 are required to replace thc stolen papers. Ross Confident of Fight Victory Asserts He Will Knockout McLarin Thursday Night NEW YORK.— (A>j— Experience thc ireat teacher, has whispered into Barley Ross' unscarred ears that (here is in even easier way of whipping Jimy McLarin Thursday night than thc ncthod employed in the guelling 15- •omul duel that brought him the wel- .crweight tile last April. This youngster isn't at all hesitant n revealing the lessons he learned vhcn his first session with thc belting rislnnan was over and he had thc big (old welterweight star to carry home to the folks in Chicago. "This time"—and he grinned as nat- (Cnntinuert on Paee Three* Scenes like this were being 1 enacted throughout the South as labor fenders sought to rally their forces to make thc United Textile Workers' ftrikc 100 percent effective. A group of union executives at Charlotte, Jf. C., Is shown haranguing a crowd which has just raised its hands to lignlfy its willingness fo ra finish fight against mill operators. No Decision On Federal Aid Fund Arkansas Road Board Adjourns Session to Next Week LITTLE ROCK —(JP)- Reaching no decision on thc allocation of $3,400,000 of new federal aid construction funds, he state highway cdmission adjourned ate Wednesday until Chairman J. S. Cargile calls a meeting ofr one day next week. What troubled the commission, it was leartn dauthoratively, wns how to otisfy the suggestion of the federal urea of roads for spending about half he allotment on closing gaps in main runk highways and the other half mong scores of comunitics which are lamoring for new roads to the tune f about 535,000,00. CommissioiJifr Ben Johnson, Fort imitl), was unable to attend, and this vas assigned in reliable quarters as nc reason for the week's adjournment incc it was learned that one of the cderal bureau' suggestions was the lending of about $250,000 on highway I south of Fort Smith—a proposal lat was represented as failing to get thc hearty and entire approval of thc other four coniissioners. To add to the commissions tribula-, lions, several delegations appeared unheralded to urge new projects on the comparatively meager sum available. Miles Is Elected State Commander Ft. Smith Attorney Chose- en at Eureka Springs Convention EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark.-(/P)-The Arkansas department of the American Legion Wednesday called on the state legislature to require all public officials and employes to annually take an •ath of allegiance to the constitution the United States and the State of Says Arkansas Farm Real Estate On Increase FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.— (A>) -For the first time since 1920. Arkansas farm real estate this year increased six per cent over 1933, S. C. Pcarce of Russollville, real estate field man for the federal reserve bank at St. Louis, said here Wednesday. At present prices, an Arkansas farm ,vas said by Pcarce. to be an excellent investment. He based his statement on estimates made by the bureau of igricultural economics, pointing out hut the value of Arkansas farm land .his year was indexed at 86 as compared with 222 in 1920, the peack year >f state farm land values. Arkansas. In the closing session of the convcn- ion, Vincent M. Miles of Fort Smith, attorney and democratic national committeeman fro mthis state, was chosen department commander. Little Rock tvas selected as the 1935 meeting place, Miles, who succeeds Charles Q. Kcl- ey of Little Rock, was elected over 'erome Thompson of Fayettcvillc and om Johnson of McGehce. Thc Legion auxiliary chose Mrs, Howard Proctor of Blytheville as do- lartment president; Mrs. J, H. Graves, iidsonia, and Mrs. R. L. Smith, Eu- eka Springs, vice president; Mrs. Charles H. Miller, Little Rock; trcas- irer; Mrs. Sam Stone, Hot Springs, istorian; Mrs. J. H. Lockadoo, Arka- lelphia, chaplain; Mrs. H. E. Hanip- on, DeWitt, parliamentarian; Mrs. M. igslcr Williams, Texarkana, sergeant at arms; Mrs. T. P. Giacomini, darks- ville, national executive committeewoman; Mrs. O. L. Bodenhamcr, El Dorado, alternate national executive committee woman. R. L. Gordon, national vice commander, Wednesday presented Mrs. Bodenhamcr, widow of former National Commander O. L. Badenhamcr, 41 Are Hurt As Violence Flares In New Outbrea - . • ,1 By the Associated Press ' Ten persons were dead, 41 injured and 63 arrests >h«, been made—such was the record Thursday shortly after th. general strike in the textile industry had entered.its third effective day. Union leaders were exerting pressure through' ^ and flying squadrons to close mills that have not already i shut down. Seven of the dead and 30 wounded were in North Cat lina. Proposed Salary Act Is Filed Here 1,079 Signatures Attached to Hempstead Bill—Will Be Voted On Hempstead county's proposed salary act was filed late Wednesday with County Clerk Arthur Anderson with 1,079 signatures attached to it, practically double the nc?es<-nry amount for submission to the voters in the November 6 election. The proposed (act was drawn up here Saturday at a meeting of the Tax Payers League. Thirty-one petitions were circulated ovor the county Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Approximately 500 signatures would have been sufficient to have the sal- iry act placed on the ballot in the November election for adoption into law or rejection. The act would place county officials on a salary basis Instead of fees and commissions, saying-the county 'sip. oroximately 15,000; a-y^aii'-..-^ ... Under the proposeiav bill the offices of county judge, county and probate clerk, circuit cleark, treasurer and 'ax 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. Efforts of - strike leaders Thu ; to shut down mills now operating i resistance from employes intent working despite strike orders. Armed guards turned back mo than 200 workers who were secfc to picket the plant at Dighton, '. Virginia's textile centers are as> unaffected by the strike. i Pepperell mills in Maine were ploying 2,000. workers, and the plan| is still in operation on a full-tinte f sis. , Three Rhode Island factories bav closed down in order to protect env ployes from pickets. < Only 100 of the 3,500 workers "of! Lowell, Mass, mill were on their'jo Thursday. Strike Marked By Shooting At least five persons were killed al ionea Path, ,S. C., and an undeterrrfj ined number wounded at the Chiquoli mill in a gun battle between a stril ' "flying squadron" and mill employ asking to go to work. t > At the Dunean mill in Greenyii; S. C., a striker was shot six tip: and killed in what appeared to be solated incident of friction betwe strikers and officers on guardlatf J the mill. - ••-•'- , *\ •'* Late Wednesday two men -were 3 •••*'jV'ii*j[»' i *'?"J.( i '.ii*'> i*t -t-1*M f *TW!>t*k fit fees. By Associated Prtss Voters in 20 Arkansas counties had decided Thursday to follow three pioneering counties which two years ago initiated local salary acts to govern compensation and fees of their offic- r's. Efforts were being made in four other counties to obtai nthe required lumber of signatures to petitions to uisure a vote on the proposed acts in the general election November 6. Thursday is the last day to file petitions. In Sebastian county, volunteer workers were circulating petitions to replace petitions bearing more than 1,200 names that were stolen from the office of county judge. Greene and Ouachita counties were intent on obtaining sufficient signatures to gel petitions in on time. Among counties in which acts have already been initiated include Clark, Faulkner, Ferry, Scvier. (Continued on Page Three) Bulletins WASHINGTON—(fl>)—A Snvict- American negotiation for a settlement of debts and claims totaling more than $500,000,000 virtually collapsed Thursday as the result of unsatisfactory discussion of terms between Assistant Secretary of State Moore and Alexander Troy- anovfcy, Soviet ambassador. Memphis to Lose Cigarette Tax Wholesale Dealers May Receive Smokes From Arkansas MEMPHIS -(/I 3 )- The state tobacco tax revenue from Memphis and Shelby county may be practically wiped out as the result of plans of Memphis wholesale dealers to set up i supbly depot in Arkansas to meet competition from interstate dealers. R. O. Downie, leader of the tobacco ndustry in Memphis, announced on Thursday that a group of wholesale dealers will open a cigarette depot in ffest Memphis, Arkansas to supply Memphis smokers with cigarettes by lie carton, minus a four-cent a package lax in Tennessee. mill at Trion, Ga., in a gun fight fi£ .ween deputies and strike sympa ~ ers. One was a deputy sheriff; the other a striker. Striking workers in arren, R. I., mainly composed of a "flying squad.-| •on" from Fall River, Mass., nu ed by police .at 2000, battled officers t the King Philip mill to rescue int ociistody by police. Steel-helmeted state troopers rustfJ ed to the aid of Warren police and! drove back the crowd with long clubs] and tear. gas. . ,1 The mills.of the Riverside and DariJ T^iver Co'ton company at Danville",! .'a., cen.er of the Virgin a textile ir}-! lustry, opened Thursday without Sn-f cident after a night of apprehensfonl with some one hundred police and] civilian deputies held under arms tpl meet the rumored approach of "flyrl ing squadrons" from across the state! line in North Carolina. A striker, wounded in Wednesday's! fighting at Augusta, Ga., when a trap-1 ped policeman shot his way out of a| group of pickets, died there Thursday] brining the umber of dead in the tex-J lie strike to ten. Stephens Urges Adoption of Salary Act in ciiimiusili!) 1 . )osr;l collM'y .' ,;-;u.l. Judai' H. . Thursday on the pro- aliiry act for Hemp- M. Stephens issued a ui"'iii!< thu adoption of the tiim that the net would have A dumbbell always maintains distant relation,-! with IKT books. . ••Alilioiiyh the Tax Payers League set my salary at $2,700 o year, I'm go- 'a i'v.- ii]) to what i promised the voters in my campaign for ye-eli-elion. and incept only ?1,800 a year," Judge Slcphuns said. Hi; statement concerning ihe proposed bill follows: "An ui.t fixing the tularics and com- pensations to to bo paid to the county officers has been initiated and will be voted on at thc next general election en Tuesday, November 6, 1934. This entire- act will be published in the Hope Star once a week until clctlion. You are urged to read and study this net. and to vote for it. "Tiiib act was agreed upon, and the salaries and compensation of the' various officers as set forth therein were fixed, by a committee of reprcsiMita- tivu men from all parts of tin.- county. I think the salaries of the officers as fixed by this act are still too high and there was a diference tif opinion among the members of the committee. but thc salaries a.s fixed were finally agreed upon by the committee. "Although the salaries are too high, still they are loh.s than thc compensation and salaries to which the various officers are now entitled under thc law. If this aet. is adopted, it will save Ihe county several thousand dollars annually, uiid I hopo you will vote and work for the adoption of tin: act. Cash for County Seen "On account of the low asse.-^.sesd value of the property and the decrease in the amount of taxes collect- ed, we will not be able to keep the county on a cash basis and our script will be selling below par if the act is not adopted. ''We will also have insufficient funds to make Ihe nivx-ssary appropriations r or the poor and needy patients in the Booneville Hospital, as well as the por and needy patients in our local hospitals. "On account of the various rnd uncertain duties of the sheriff, the committee thought it best not to fix a salary for the sheriff and collector, but the fees to be paid him were reduced so that the salary of the sheriff and collector at the present time, after paying the salaries of his deputies and the expense of his office, will not exceed 52.700. "Tin.- salaries of the county judge, as-x'SLor, circuit clerk, county clerk, and treasurer, are all fixed al $2,700 each. "Thc salary of thc county judge is now ?3.000, but I have been drawing only $1,800 .salary since I have been in office, and 1 will continue to draw only $1,800 salary during the remainder of the present term and during my next term of oiiice, regardless of whether this act is adopted or not." Mary Bill For Lafayette County] Measure Expected to Bel Voted on at General Election in November STAMPS, Ark.—Petitions are being! circulated in Lafayette county for | ignatures requesting the placing on 1 he November general election ballot;.! if a proposed county salary act which would materially reduce salaries of j ounty officials. Those sponsoring the'•! nove are confident a sufficient num her of signatures will be obtained. It has been pointed out that it is necessary to reduce the county's ex» J penses if its credit is to be maintained. Saalries provided in thc proposed act follow: County judge, $2,000 a year and $200 as ex-officio road comissioner. Circuit clerk, $1,800 with one deputy : at not more than $400. • County clerk. $1,800 with one deputy | at not more than $400. , : ; Sheriff and collector, $2,000 plus ac-; tual expenses of deputies, two deputies at $900 a year each and 50 cents a day for feeding prisoners. Tax assessor, $1,500 with one deputy at $200. Treasurer, $1.600. Mississippi to Get 221 Miles New Paving JACKSON, Miss.—(/H)—Mississippi's •javed and surface treated highway mileage over federal and secondary -outes, which is included in thc national recovery program, will be in- J creased by 221 miles with completion ihis fall of construction projects under/J way, giving the state approximately 937 r.iiles of hardsurface roads, according to a report made public by the State Highway Department.

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