Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 7, 1934 · Page 1
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This ncwsp»per pr'i.iuced under divisions A-3 & A-5 Graphic Arta Code, VOLUME 35—NUMBER 280 Star WEATHER Arkansas—Fair, cooler In the northeast portion Friday night, Saturday, fair and warmer in j northwest portion. • jU ^ '« i (AI 1 )—Mcnnn A«« (MCA)—Mrniin Ncivupftper EnterprUr Ajm'n HOPE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1934 of Mope rounded ISOOi Hope Oallr Prow. 1027. flnnted an Hope Star, Jnnunry HH. 1028. ? K/i / OC INDICT ON ARSON CHARG The News Review •By BRUCE CATTON H ARRY L. HOPKINS' promise that the federal government must and will evolve a distinctively American method of dealing with the stupendous problem of unemployment relief, and will not be content to copy some European system, is a bright bit.of #ood news. — @ n anything has been made clear by post-war European experiences along this line, it is that to keep jobless men Medical Society to Hold District Meeting in Hope P r o m i n e n t Authorities Are Listed On One- Day Program 1ST BAPTIST CHURCH Public Addresses Will Conclude Conference Slated for Tuesday The Sixih Councilor District Medical Society nf Arkansas will hold n •Mic-dny meeting in Hope next Tuesday, with high medical authorities from Arkansas, Oklahoma. Texas and Tennessee listed on the program. The; one-day session will be held in First Baptist church, snarling at 10 in the morning and concluding with a public address at 8 o'clock that night by Dr. Sam E. Thompson og Kerrville, Texas. The. sixth councilor district embraces eight southwestern Arkansas counties. They are: Hcmpjitead. Polk, Scvicr, Howard. Pike, Nevada, Miller and Little River. The program: 10 a. m.: Pneumonia—Its complications and treatment—Dr. Phil McNeil, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 11 a. m.: Common Sk'.n Diseases— Dr. r>."W. GoirtMqin,' *'orl Smith, Arkansas. 12:00 in.: Luncheon—First Baptist Church. 2:00 p. m.: Ostco-Mcyli.is—Dr. Willis Campbell. Memphis, Tcnn. 3:00 p. m.: Cancer of Cervix with Lantern Slides Demonstration—Drs. AI. Smith and Joseph Kelso, Oklahoma Cily, Okla. •1:00 p. m.: Some diagnostic problems in diseases of the lungs—Dr. Sam E. Thompsr.n, Kerrville, Texas. 8::00 p. m.: Public address by Dr. Sam E. Thompson, subject, "Health Problems Arc Individual Responsibilities." Trade Revival Is Forecast for U. S. Current Rise Expected to Increase, Survey Shows NEW YORK.- (/!•>—There are definite sign.s of a "strong revival" of retail luiying (luring the autumn months, said Dun and Bradstreet in their weekly trade review Friday, "and barring prolonged labor disturbances, the current rise is expected to be strengthened gradually until joined by the forceful momentum of the holiday .shopping season. The survey declared thai the mod- orate expansion of commercial bank loans may he interpreted not only as indicative of plans for extending fall industrial activities beyond earlier estimates, but also attests tn the better financial position which numerous firms have hcen able to achieve. Regarding the week's devrlupments in 1h(i retail merchandise fields, the! review ussrtcd that higher prices for the major products and the benefit payments under the corn, hog and cotton reduction program "were responsible for the enlarged distribution in the country districts, while (he further widening of governmental projects and the termination of the .summer vacation period ill a number of industries lifted purchasing power in urban sections. "The placement, nf so many orders which should have been released in July and August carried volume in many wholesale markets 10 lo 15 per cent above the comparative 1933 figures." Mary Delia Carrigan Is Awarded U. of A. Honors FAYETTEVILLE, —Fifty-eight of the honor graduates in the high tehools of the stale have been awarded scholarships by the University of Arkantas. Fred L. Kcrr, registrar, an- ncuneed Friday. These scholarships grant exemption from the payment of matriculation, u-giMi.Talion and library fee.s. Mis.' Mary Delia 'Carrigan of Hope is listed ;;mong the 58 students awarded scholarships by the University. from starvation is not enough. Tills has to be done, of course, in simple humanity. But unless unemployment relief goes beyond that, it simply creates a new problem without solving the old one. England's long years of the dole illustrates this point. The dole has been a great, drain on the Englist treasury, and it has been n feeble and backhanded way of meeting a very serious issue. It was the least that could have been done, but it was not nearly enough. XXX To understand this, one need only read the comments of men who have traveled across England in recent years. Unanimously, they testify to the destruction of morale which follows in the train of the dole. They find, all across England, innumerable young men who have gotten up in their late twenties without ever having been employed. By this time many of these young men have gotten completely used to this kind of life. The dole keeps them from starvaton and provides them wilh a few odd pennies for their recreation—football games, movies, a glass of beer now and then and so on. In many, many cases these young men have lost their desire to work. They have never known anything but a life of pointless idleness and it has come to seem the normal thing for thorn, and the wish to get out and on their own feet has atrophied and died. XXX This is the sort of problem that a in large numbers, constitute one of the most tragic problems any nation can face. They are rapdly becoming Unemployable."• JSvuu ''the return of mil prosperity would lave them as a sclid, more or less indigestible lump '.n the economic body, This is the soot of problem that a nation creates when It confines Its unemployment relief program to unemployment relief payments. Something more must be done. Jobs, in other words, must be created, no matter how hard it may seem to do it. We cannot avoid the responsibility of keeping jobless men from starving— but unless we go beyond that and give them a chance to support themselves we shall bijid up a great deal of trouble for ourselves. Grammar System Only [Solution to School Problems Any Other Plan Would Require Additional Money, Partain Says DELIVERS DEMO TALK Graves Mentioned for Democratic Post at Spa Convention IfOT SPRINGS -(/[')— Governor Futrell's plan for a state grammar school system was termed ''only rea/ sonable" solution to the public school problem in Arkansas by Dave Pnrtain, Van Burcn attorney, in a keynote address to the biennial Democratic state convention here Friday. Any other plan would require additional money, Partial! said, and the people will not permit a raise in tax- governor is not opposed to The XXX statement which has held up es. The high school mid higher education, but his position is that present conditions make any other program impossible for the state's schools. If conditions improve, more educational advantages can be provided. Lack of finances also permits a solution to the state's prison problcivs, and until conditions improve we con only do the best we know horn, the speaker declared. The old state central committee met for a few minutes, long enough to certify to the convention the names of all nominees in recent primaries, Although all counties had not sent in an offieal voto on the auditor's race, Charles Parker of Stephens, was ceitified as the nominee over the incumbent, Oscar Humphrey. Shot Pal Graves Talked for Chairmanship HOT SPRINGS —(/I 3 )— Democratic leaders converged upon Hot Springs Friday for the biennial party convention. Governor Futrell, who is to address the convention, declined to name his choice for'nihairman of the state central committee, the highest office in the parly, before the meeting starts at noon. But he is expected to choose between James D. Head, Texarkana, Henry Armstrong, Fort Smith, and the present chairman, Judge Lee Miles of Little Rock. These weer more prominently mentioned for the post since State Bank Commissioner Marion Was son emphatically declined to become interested in heading Ibc party machinery. There was talk however, that O. A. Graves of Hope, who managed (Jie governor's recent campaign, would be elevated to the charmanshlp despite Grief-stricken accidental slayer of Russ Columho, his lifelong friend, Lansing V. Brown, photographer, is shown here In his Los Angeles home nfter the :•tragedy,;' wh.ch occurred while Brown was' showing an old dueling pistol to the film star. FDR Strike Board Is Seeking Peace Will Meet Union Leaders Employers "Quickly as Possible" Soviet-American negotiations for set- his passive atlitude. He is known to tlement of all claims remains those old unbroken. debts and So far no very definite details have never been made public; all that can be ascertained is thai the two nations are finding it imposible to come to an agreement—and until they do the hoped for revival of Russian-American trade cai not begin. Some of the, debt is accounted for by loans mndc to tin: ill-fated Krensky government, just before the Bolshevik revolution. The rest is madi up of private claims for property lost or destroyed during the upheaval. It is worlh considering if the Unitei Slates would not be wise in adopting ieiieblemetnt an exceedingly lenient, alilude in connection with these claims. If Hussu is prepared to buy heavily from American manufacturers once a debt set- tlcment is reached, we may be losinf, more than we gain by holding out foi a full settlement. XXX Adolf Hitler's effort lo win the adhesion of inhabitants of the Saar valley is easily understandable. This rich mining area, torn from Germany al (Continued on Page Five) FLAPPER FANNY SAYS: REG. U. S. PAT. OFr. be close to Governor Futrcl.l Graves had charge of drafting 'the platform, which usually stays within the bounds of settled party custom but breaks out in places often enough to command advance interest. Supreme Penalty for Woman Slayer Mrs. Eva Coo Convicted for Killing Crippled Handy Man COOPERSTOWN, N. Y. -(/|>>—Mrs. Eva Coo, 47-year-old inn keeper, was convicted of murder Thursday of her crippled handy man, Harry Wright, U. collect hi.s insurance. Death is the penally. The jury was oul a little more than two hours. Mrs. Coo is a native of HallihurUm, Ontario. She left home when she was 17, almost 30 years ago. Her family lost track of her until the trial began. She is a widow. Wright was killed on June M near Onccnta. She stale alleged Mrs. Coo and Mrs. Martha Clifl inspired to kill Wright for his insurance. Mrs. Chft, turning stale's evidence, declared thai Mrs. Coo knocked the crippled man unconscious with a mallet. Mrs. Clift ic.'milted driving an automobile across hi- on strati.' man. 1 lie murder wa.s alleged lo have hern committed near y bat-infested "haunted house" on the side of Cruin- mm me uutain. VV'riuhl's body was found beside a hi'.hv.aj mil far from Mrs. Coo's inn. ftii.s. Coo trembled violently when the jury returned the verdict of murder in the first degree. Spectators; ill the crowded courtroom clapped loudly,. Supremo Court .yi'siice Hiley II. Heath, banged his f,\\\. ly sternly for silence. ') hen the buxom inn keeper was lerl I -.',,n- Hie judge for sentencing. Her lav. ye . James J. Byard, suppurlcd h'".. She walked uncertainly. She was immediately sentenced lo die. Mi.. Coo was ordered laken lo Sing I nu Friday morning to await execution. Unless the court of appeals acts 'iv tin; governor can save her by an act of executive clemency. WASHINGTON. — (fP) -•President Roosevelt's textile strike inquiry,board went quickly into action Friday ,with the announcement that it would meet representatives of strikers and employers "as rapidly as possible." The announcement was made just before the board met with Secretary of Labor Perkins. At the same time strike leaders said that a decision on adding workers in rayon, synthetic yarn, dyeing, hosiery and other miscellaneous divisions of the industry would be made at a sc- ries of meetings to bo held over the week-end. Lull in Carolina Strike CHARLOTTE, N. C.—(/P)—A gentle rain and bayonets of half a. hundred National Guard companies cooled jangled nerves in strike-torn Cafolinas Friday. . A lull in the textile worker's campaign for complete close down of the industry found approximately 110,000 idle. AJI accurate check was difficult a seme mills re-opened under protection of guardsmen and others were closed by flying squadrons. WASHINGTON -•(/!')- Uol.h Francis J. tiorman, chairman of the textile tt.rike comniillci; and George A. Sloan, president of the cotton textile institute, agreed Friday to meet presidents of strike boards within the next six hours and discuss problems. Long Is Facing Greatest Crisis in Next Primary Triumph in New Orleans Vital to Maintain His Hold on State HAS HECTIC CAREER Kingfilsh Wields Every Weapon to Avert Ruin in! September Vote TVtis w the first of three illuminating stories on Huey Long and the crisis he faces in Louisiana's September 11 primary, ivritten by a, New Orleans newspaperman thoroughly famaliar ivith Long's spectacular career since its beginning. BY JAMES E. CROWN ! City Editor, New Orleans Stales (Wrlten tfor NEA\Servlcc) ' NEW ORLEANS, La.-Scnator Huey P. Long is swinging every ounce of his bower against his opposition to win the New -Orleans primary on Sep-.. tember 11. He is employing all of his skill in the air and on paper, all his control over the men of his machine, arid all the intimidation he can throw against the people generally, with armed men in uniform and out of it, to emerge victorious. If he can go to the next opening of Congress with this victory to his credit and if he can show by a triumph in New Orleans that he has whipped the entire state into line— Bosses Louisiana Auto Accident Fatal to Woman Texarkana Lawyer Hurt When Car Leaves Road Near Gurdon GURDON, Ark. man, aged about Miss Anneta New- 30, of Texarkana, This is the time of year a co-ed btu'rt.3 brushing up for uuuvold able sodul examinations. I troupes in Annual world demand for sea lion.s abaul GOO. mostly for trained seal wa.s killey and Bert Larey, about 40, a Texarkana lawyer, was injured, but not seriously, in an automobile accident on highway 67, three miles north of Ciiirdon early Thursday night. Miss Newman wa.s Mr. Larey's secretary, and had been in his cmj^pjr about eight years. They were returning lo Texarkana from Arkadclphia. Mr. Larey told a traveling salesman who was first on the scene that he losi control of hi.s automobile when he leaked back into a rear seat. The car went into a dilch and turned over. Both Miss Newman oncl Mr. Larey got. out of the overturned car and walked up the embankment. Liirey lay down on the highway. Miss Newman asked him if he weer hint badly and he replied thai he believed that he wa.s. She attempted to help 111"' when .suddenly she fell dead. U was helievi'd she was injured inlerniiHy. Physicians who examined Mr. Larey said Ilihl he sustained only bruises and lacerations. He rclurued lo Tcxariuin-i Thursday nighl. The body of Miss Newman probably will be .-.cut to El Dorado. Her former home for burial. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Cat- ncy. the wife of an ElDoruUo physician. for he does not believe that any part of Louisiana would oppose him if he wins this fight he hopes to be able to smother any attack against him in Washington where he is expecting to have trouble in the senate. Tho r federal income tax investigation js.pressing closer to h'im and his principal appointees. Back of the ordering of troops to New Orleans; back of the special session of the legislature, with its amazing measures to snatch local government control from all communities in the state; and put the power in his hands; back of the determination to throw a horde of armed deputies into every voting precinct in Louisianan; and back of his defiance of the courts, is Long's battle plan which he has consistently followed since he announced his intentions after winning the govcrnorsliip in 1928. Good for 30 Years To Col. Robert Ewing, a political war lord and owner of newspapers in New Orleans arid Shrevcport, the man who made Long politically, Long said a few weeks before he entered the —governor's mansion: "I'm good for 30 years. Four years as governor; I can't succeed myscll under the laws of the state, but can put in a dummy when my term Ls over and go to the United States Senate, then back HS governor again with a dummy in the Senate; and repeat. ''Thirty fat and juicy years', and when I am GO, I can retire, travel around the world and enjoy myself." This wa.s before his break with Ewing. The first third of the program is nearly accomplished, and Long is laying his plans now to take the governorship in 1936. The present juniou senator from Louisiana, John H. Overtoil, gives Long no worries, and he can find another man as hi.s successor who wil jump to his master's voice like all the other Long jobholders. And so on—the cycle to be repeated twice more. BUT- Moncy Is Riuiniiig Out The federa government is on tho one hand pushing its income tax investigation against Long with all the resources at its command, and on the other Long has suffered enormous less of prestige with the people whom his word was formerly the inspired voice of the lemple. The money is running oul—the hundred million dollar bond isue of the state and of the parishes, the spending of which Long controlled either hy his own fiat or through court house cliques. Withoiil money he cannot hold his voting ranks firm. This is the reason [or hi.s atlack and hi.s raising of the Four Local Men to Face Trial in Cotton Gin BIaz£? ^ % * t r __ lr : nrj _ -„„,-. ' f * Bradley Co. Grand >Jtu*j/)| Names Grosnoe, Hutso% t; ! Crawford, WheattftT '« ONE PLEADJI fiUlLTY Fifth Indictment Returned^, .. Against Louisiana , * Man ' . THE KINGFISH . . . as cariacatiired bjf Clyde Lewis Baton Rouge Man Wires Long Death Threat If Son Harmed Myers On Stand in Co-foTs Death College Youth Says He Loved Her—Planned to Get Married NORMAN, Okla. —(/P)— Neal Myers loved Marian Mills, University of Oklahoma beauty queen, and was "sort of " engaged to marry her, he told the jury trying him on a murder charge in conection with the co-ed's dealth. Calmly he related from the witness chair the details of their romance that culminatd in the tragic death of the girl in the Hazel Brown apartment here July 10. State Closes Case NORMAN, Aki'a. —(/T')— The state :losed its case against Ncal Myers, Jniversity of Oklahoma junior on fhursday, on the testimony of a med- cal expert that Marian Mills, co-ed oeauty queen, died of shock following in attempted illegal operation. Immediately defense attorneys went nto a conference to discuss a posible :harge will not testify until Friday, young Myers, on charge for a murder :harge, wil not testify until Friday. They had planned to use him as the "irst witness. "It is my opinion that there was in attempted abortion, that this girl died very suddenly and that she died f shock," testified Dr. Hugh Jeter, Jniversity of Oklahoma pathologsit md chief of the state's corps of med- .cal witnesses. From Monroe BATON ROUGE Alfred D. St. . . . Amant, prominent business man, said Friday that he had wired Senator Long at New Orleans that he would "personally kill him as he would any ether mad dog" if any harm befell his son, a member of the National Guard mobilized for duty. Meanwhile protests from Monroe, La., were wired to President Roosevelt by mothers 01 students ordered. into National Guard duty by Long. More Soldiers at New Orleans NEW ORLEANS -(/P)— This city became a huge potential battlefield Friday. Friday as "Generals" Huey Long and T. Semmes Walmsley took over command of the peace-time armies. Long's state soldiers swarmed into New Orleans Friday by train and bus loads, as the mayor's staff sought reinforced police power. The numerous laws passed by the last legislature at the direction of Long brought to his shouidcrs at noon a ''dictatorship" of Louisiana as the laws became effective. WARREN, Ark. (Special)—Indictments charging 'arson were returned against five men • by the Bradley, county grand •jury'iri.ieSsion this week it was learned Friday 1 . , The indictments named Charles/ Crosnoe, Jesse Hutson, Tommy Crawford and Chris Wheaton; the latter atj negro, all of Kobe. The fifth indict-^" ment was against Ben F. Wilson Minden, La. : *• The negro Wheaton pleaded guilty.^ His sentence was stayed Until Sep*J tember 14, the trial date of the other four men, Were.Arrested Here 1 Arson charges . returned by the Bradley county grand jury resulted from the alleged burning of a cotton ' pin at Banks, Ark., the night of Aj>- ril 10, last. , ' V; A few days following then- arrests', i- officers announced that Crawford and the negro Wheaton had signed written "confessions as to their part in the burning" of the gin. ' At that time all were released under j. bond except the negro, who was jail- f ed at Warren. Following a lead furnished by State Fire Marshall U. A. Gentry of Little , Rock, Chief of Police Clarence Baker '' and Officers Burke and Turner ma.de an investigation here which resulted* in the arrests. ' ' - ( First 'Clue In Caso The first clue in the cotton, was discoverfed by • Sheriff Bladley county. He picked ,,'fl gin Site, whicn 555 Service Station,' Little- Rock. Fire Marshall Gentry traced the box from the Little Rock station t*.* **- reco service station in Hope, Police located the handler of the box here, leading to the identification of the men who bought a can of kerosene* at ' j the station the night the gin burned. The cotton gin at Banks was owned by a farmer, J. A. Lee, Gunmen Assassinate Minneapolis Editor MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. —(/I 1 )— A :hargn from an assassin's shotgun on Thursday night ended the stormy journalistic career of Howard Guilford, 40, former editor of two militant Minneapolis weekly publications. for the slaying was as- one time editor of the No motive certained. Guilforcl, vice-graft battle cry in New Orleans There is plenty of vice, gambling, and what-have-you in New Orleans, but there i.s plenty of the same in the adjoining parishes of St. Bernard and Jefferson, which are a part of the city in every sense except a political one. These are two Long strongholds., the last of his mightly camps in the state, with reported voting regLstera- tions greater than the entire population as given in the United States census. Lc.'iig has not turned a fijiger to slop the gambling etc, in Jefferson and St. Bernard; and he will cea>e lo throw troops and investigating committees into New Orleans when and if he reduces this city to his vaissalagc. How He Stands In the Stud In Louisiana his influence today is (Continued on page five) Saturday Press which figured in the case of the Minne-usoU newspaper suppression law, later held unconstitutional by the United Suites Supreme court, was shot to death as he drove his car along a south side residential street en route to his home. Two men in an automobile di^w alongside Guilford's machine. One shoved a shotgun through an open window and fired. Guilford was struck in the head and the machine careened into the sidewalk with its lifeless occupant. The gunman halted momentarily ;/;• to make certain their work hud been completed and then aped on. Once before in hi.s controversy marked career-in 1927— Guilford had been attacked by gunmen, .several slugs pierced his stomach. He was M> riously wounded but recovered. Guilford's publications often were devoted to uttaeks on gambling and other forms of vice. He has said that he had been threatened. Recently he retired from the publi- Two Killed In Auto Accident Four Negroes Arc Seriously Hurt When Cars Collide DALLAS, Texas.—(/P)—An automobile collision early Friday caused the death of two White women, the probable fatal injury of the white man in whose car they rode and the serious injury of four negroes in another car. W. E. Routt, salesman for California Baker Oil Tools, Inc., driver of the car in which the two white women rode, was taken to a hospital and was not expected to live. Shortly before the crash occurred at a street intersection in the residence district, C. E. Whitney of Los Angeles, also a salesman for California Baker Oil Tools, Inc.., had parted from Routt and the two women at a local hotel. The two couples had been to a nighl Methvin Linked Grapevine Case Officers Believe Convict Killed 2 Patrolmen Instead of Barrow SHREVEPORT, La. — (if) — Henry Methvin, the 23-year-old former convict who betrayed his leader, Clyde Barrow, and Bonnie Parker into a machine gun nest of peace officers near Gibsland, La., is being linked with the slaying last spring of two , Texas highway officers at Grapevine, near Fort Worlh, Texas. Arrested by Sheriff T.|R. Hughes in hi.s office, when a trap which had been awaiting him for months was sprung, Methvin officially is being held for Sheriff Nugent of Grant parish, La., who has a warrant charging Methvin with complicity in the robbery of a bank at Montgomery, La., a short time before Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were killed. "I've got him dead to rights," Sheriff Nugent told Sheriff Hughes. The Grapevine road slayings were formerly blamed on Clyde Barrow and his gun girl companion but ne\v evidence has led officers to believe that it wa.s Methvin and not Barrow who, with Bonnie Parker, shot' down .he policemen, they said. Barrow is said to have been asleep I in the rear of the car, one officer !was quoted as saying. (Continued on page five) (Continued on page 5) Bulletins UENISON, Texas-l/Pi—Dr. Alex W. Achcsnn, 92, one of Texas' oldest practicing physicians, founder of Deniscn and advocate and au- thori'.y on inland waterway development, died at his licmc here after an illness of several weeks. JPrize Fi?ht for Title Postponed Rainy Weather Is Cause for Delaying McLarin- Ross Battle WASHINGTON.-i^'i—Evidence • hat the War Department had tinned over to an engineering cemiMiny secret plai\s for anti-air craft guns, ajid then helped to entourage business of that concern was given Friday to U>e senate munitions committee. NEW YORK.—(.<p)-Lowering clouds and erratic rain squalls, dealt a swift knockdown to the return duel of Jimmy McLarin and Barney Ross, was given anolher 24 hours to get up off !he floor in Madison Square Garden's bowl on Long Island. They weighed in Thursday in sultry heal at the offices of the New York stale athletic commission with the sun bealing down on a crowd outside, yet four hours after McLarin had posted his weight advantage ol : 5 : '.i pounds, rain wa.s dribbling dowjj in Manhattan and pouring down on Long Island. So they will try again Friday night. (Continued ou page 5) ',

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