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1-,-r Tb/s ufldef divisions A-2 ft A -5 1 Graphic Arts Code. Hope » s ^^•^BH^W^ ^^BHI^^ ^^^HjH^^W^^'''* (•MiMfcifc ••H, WEATHEB Arkaiwas—F<rfr, wanner til northwest portion Saturday night Sunday, fair end wann- er. VOLUME 35—NUMBER 281 I'ri-M <M'1.\)—..Menu* Nr«m>n|K-r Knt«rprl.«r ,Vsn'n HOPE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1934 Nnr of Mope founded Ig09f Hope Dntlr PrMi, X>nnoftanted nil Hope Stnr, Jnnunrj- 18 V 1920. FRIGE 300 WHEN SWEEPS ATLANTIC The News Review •By BRUCE CATTON T HE national air races, whore the fastest planes ami the most daring fliers in the land are put through their pacc.s before a vast crowd of spectators, remind one, somehow, of the jubilance of a child playing with a fine new toy whose full use he has not quite discovered. That ,as a malcer of fact is what modern aviation is like. The air races Girl Reported Kidnaped Here; Cops Comb City Irma Carson, 12-Year-Old Negro Girl, Missing Since Late Friday WHITE MAN SUSPECT Drove Away With Stranger Who Hired Her to Be "Nurse Maid" Irma Carson, 12-year-old negro girl. was the objeqt of an all-night search here after she disappeared from her home late Friday with an unidentified white man. Police combed the city and surrounding territory Saturday, but up to noon the search had proved futile. The white man appeared at the ' negro's house late Friday, and unedr the pretext of employing her to "care for his two small children" drove off - with her in his Automobiles • - ...... • He told the girl's mother that he was moving here from EiDoraclo and "needed a nurse maid while he and his wife straightened Up the house." He Rave the address at South Elm street. When the negro girl failed to return home her mother appealed to police. She described the man as about 35 years old, fairly well dressed, but badly in need of a shave. She said the car was a gray coupe. A search throughout the city failed to reveal any trace of the girl or automobile. simply bring its chief characteristics into focus. These planes are masterpieces of skillful design and construction. The rhort, stubby racers, the graceful gliders, the sturdy broad-winged transport planes, the grimly beautiful ships of the military service—these arc artistic creations, in a very real sense, supremely fitted for what Uicy are supposed to do. XXX The men who fly them, likewise, arc artists, They have taken a brand new craft, made their own precedents, and developed their own skill. Insofar as an incalcuable clement like the air can be mastered, they have mas- trccle it. And yet. when all this is admitted, there remains the fact that we arc still a little bit foggy about the uses to which we shall put these fine planes and the men who fly them. We have an instrument which is nompleting the job of shrinking the world down to pocket size—a job that began when men discovered the principles of clipper ship conrtruction. continued with the steamship and the railroad train, went still farther with the telegraph and telephone, and came down to date with the automobile and Dr. Smith Is Speaker at Kiwanis Meeting Dr. C. T. Smith, past president of the Texarkana Kiwanis club and resident of that city, was the honor guest and principal speaker of the evening at the meeting of the Hope Kiwtinis club Frida.v night. Dr. Smith told Ihe flub "f tin; srenic bcijulii-o of a circle lour in Arkansas that he: hml just completed. 'Hie itinerary included Fort Smith, Rogers and Harrison. At the request of some of the members Dr. Smith gave the Hu|ie club ;ome helpful suggestions concerning activities of the Tcxarkana Kiwmiis club. W. B. Luck Dies Friday in Shreveport W. n. Luck, 0!>, former Hope man, died Friday in Shreveport. Funeral services will be held at Buckner Sunday morning at 1(1 o'clock. Mr. Luck was born and reared at Rosston. Ho is survived by four brothers, J. T. Luck of Prcscott, J. D. Luck of XXX But while ,wc have set up far-flung transport lines, and used the airplane tc bring remote spots in the Arctic and the tropics closer to civilization, we spend to much of our energy in developing the airplane as a war machine. An invention which brings all na- tionr closer together has served chiefly to make war far.more horrible than it ever was before. Instead of increasing our ncichborliness. it has increased our fears and suspiicons. It has made us accept the fact that in future wars we shall visit death on women and children, and not just on fighting men. All this, of courre, is in no sense the fault cf the men who build and fly the planes. It is the fault of humanity everywhere—humanity which solves the secret of flight and then uses its new knowledge to make the world a more dangerous place than which it was. XXX Mrs. Henry T. Hainey, widow of the late Speaker of the House of Hepivs- rnlatives, announces that, she will not be a candidate for re-election to .succeed her husband—thus reversing a tendency which has become mure and more noticable in recent, yearr. In a great many cases, congressmen who have; been removed from public life by death have been succeeded by their widows; and in some instances this has simply reflected a wave of sentimental sympathy on the part of the voters. Such elections do lillle service in the cause of good government. It. would he a bad thing if we came generally to accept the custom of putting widows in the line of succession. Mrs. Rainey docs us a service by refusing lo help establish that custom—although she herself, having served as her husband's secretary, and knowing his policies thoroughly, is better qual- placc Huey Long Finds Much Delight in Role of A Clown Politically Speaking the King-fish of Louisiana Has "It" IS MASTER SHOWMAN Lives in "Silk Stocking" Part of New Orleans and Sports Many Autos This is the second of three revealing stories on Ifuejf Long and the crisis ihaf: confronts him in- the Louisiana primary on the llth of September. It is written by a New Orleans newspaper man who is- thoroughly familiar with Lona's spectacular career BY JAMES E. CROWN City Editor, New Orleans States (Written for NBA Service' NEW ORLEANS— How docs Senator LonK got that way? He buys his clothes from the South's most expensive tailor, 25 suits at a time; he has one of the finest houses in the "silk stocking" part of New Orleans; and he sports a huge stable of automobiles. Besides. Huey habitually carries rcl lof bills that would choke a well- knflsyn ox; he is one of the most lavish and flashy livers the state has ever known; and he preaches share the wealth, because he says, the few have too much and the many have too little. The man who boasts that he keeps no bak account and pulls 5500 and $1.000 bills out of his pocket faster thVin a magician does rabbits out of p. ihal, and had to borrow $125 for his filing fees when he ran for service commissioner in the dawn of his political career. When he was elected governor he was in debt and his home in Shrevc- pnrt was mortgaged. Seymour Weiss, assistant manager of the barber shop in a leading New Orleans hotel, whom Huey Long made his dock board president, has had pboundant opportunity to observe ivhat the well dressed gentleman wears. The gaudiness which Long effected during the early weeks of his governorship gave Weiss the shivers. Taught Art of Dress He tnok Long's sartorical soul in land. "You've got to dress like a gen- lluniaii." he wild. Kit off caii'ii? Ihe diamond pin, as urge as a hefty man's thumb. Off came the loud clothes. II. rained slrip- d silk shirts for 4(1 days and 10 nights n the help of (hi! Roosevelt hotel, where Long maintained and still iiaiiitHins a suite of rooms. -C 'Kingfish' Long in Several Poses Lightning Strikes Steamship Morro Off Coast of N. L Good mixer . Nightshirt executive "Scholar" Fighter The many-sided Huey Long, showing five of (he myriad poses of the Louisiana Kingflsh. Federal and State Courts Overrule Senator LongteJVew Election Laws Roosevelt Studies Program for NRA Objects to Price-Fixing, But Favors Collective Bargaining HYDE PARK, N. Y. —(^-President Roosevelt feels price fixing is questionable as running afoul of the anti-trust laws, it was brought out Friday at his regular press conference. He said he regards the principles of collective bargaining for labor and the abolitnion of child labor definite parts of the permanent NRA which lie is studying for submission to the next Congress. Mr. Roosevelt will confer next Monday or Tuesday with Gen. Hugh S. Johnson, industrial administrator, on the administrative machinery which us hopes to set up to carry on until i permanent formula is provided by Congress. Socks Simplification (Continued on I-'age Three) FLAPPER FANNY SAYS: REG. U. S. PAT. OFF. liosston. T. C. Luck of Little Rock, j ified than mast women to take W. H. Luck of Mindcn, La.; two sis- tcr.s, Mrs. J. N. Reed of Hope. New Mexico, Mrs. Maggie Martin of Shreveport, La., one son Wiliam and one daughter, Mrs. Paul L. Stuart, both cf Shreveport. Mrs. Owen Finnigan Buried at Washington Mrs. Owen Finegan died September 5 nt the home cf her daughter. Mrs. Frank Yarbrough, in Washington, at the age of 72. Funeral services were held from the First Methodist church in Washington and burial was in the Washington cemetery. She is survived by two sons, Jim of McNab; Dclbcrt of Hensley, Ark. By three daughters, Mrs. Frank Yarbrough, Mrs. Zan Ray and Mrs. Mae Cornc all of Washington, and a number of grandchildren. Cotton Seed Reaches $40 Ton in Mississippi CLARKSDALE, Miss -(.IV- With cottonseed prices the highest since 192!'. Ihe Mississippi Delta foresaw a new era of prosperity. The price went to $-10 a ton at some of the gins in htis .sc'-licn. Cottonseed quotations are approxi- inutuly triple tluwc, of a year ago. i 1 Long's clothes are now conservative- Mr. Rnosi'Velt pointed out that sim- in cut and style, but of the finest ma- | plifieiation is the constant objective tcrial. and he recently pitied the in- fpiration of Seymour Weiss against J. Hamilton finished Ihe Lewi.s, and almost, van- iiiun who for years had been acclaimed the best-dressed man in the United Stales Senate. Lover of Music He's fond of music too, is Huey P. Lnnu. and his fondness seeks expression in Miperb showmanship. Through the streets of New Orleans, Baton Hou«r and other cities, he has led the 100-picee University band— Mriiltinc; with all the pomp of a drum major. He leads the band upon the football fields. Not long ago, after leading Ihe band through New Orlean.'-., ho went from boy to boy, and peeled oft bills, as a token of his enthusiasm fur music in general and their playing in particular. Leni never moves without at least Iv.-c bodyguards. Sometimes, when he I ires abroad, they are as thick as a cloud jibnut him. All arc paid with lax money of the people. He's Always Sliuwmun About the broad lawn of his famuii: hoiifo in New Orleans there is ;d\vav.': a lar/ae force of watchmen and uuards. These too, are paid by the and that all phases of the effort for supervision of industry to aid recovery are receiving equal attention in his comprehensive study. Unworkable parts cf the NRA will go to the hoards. In the borderline of doubtful phases of NRA are the subjects of price fix- inii. price-posting, reports of surpluses and the like. It is regarded as certain that he will agree with recommendations sf Johnson and others for establishment of a Board of Control rather than a one- man administration. The president included among the topics of consideration in the board program of consideration minimum waye:;, interpretation of Article 7A granting right of collective bargaining, exchange of views among industrialists, price fixing, price posting, and reports on surpluses. He received Senator McAdoo, Demo era I of California, in a meeting rc " gard a.s giving consideration to the complicated California situation, but the strict silence of the summer While House on slalc conditions was maintained. King George Is Brought Into Munition Probe The showmanship which finds such I enthusiastic expression in his fondness lor music and in his ordinary goings and comiii'-'s abo rules his political. , movements. For instance, the Louis- j «'' V » f knglund and the United Mates were portrayed be- WASHINGTON —(/I 1 )— Kiny Geor- Tlu marital knot has a lot of. strings titd to it. mstance, iana legislature, at his order a few years ago. passed the drop a crop bill conditirnal upon the other southern Males following suit, to relieve the ci.Iton sin plus. VVli'-n tin- bill was sent to Governor I.on:.' fin his signature late that night, ''.• ,' •<<• • ed ID take a pen in hand until had rigged himself out in an old• ashiincd cotton nightshirt. Then he sen' for photographers, and had the ,'iu'ning of the bill immortalized in he proper netting. His green pajamas had ulreudy be- iContiaiued oil Page Tliree) War Department fore the senate munitions committee Friday as competing salesmen in the armaments marts of the world. There was gasps of ania/.emcnt by the little group of spectators when Ihe committee was told that England's ruler, in 1932, personalyy intervened in an attempt to stop the sale of yuns I... Poland by a New York firm. The War Department, it was testified previously and actively aided the Driggs Ordinance Engineering Coin- pan of New York in its efforts to sell the Polish government weapons that deal death. Louisiana Tribunal Denies Writ Filed by Long Faction NEW ORLEANS —(#>)— State and federal courts Friday overruled the dictatorship of Senator Huey P. Long. The Louisiana Supreme Court by a vote of four to one denied writs filed by the Long faction seeking to suspend temporary restraining orders issued by Judge Michel Provosty of the Civil District Court prohibiting the naming of extra election commissioners and special officers by the Parish Board of Election Supervisors for the election. Richard Lcche, secretary to Governor O. K. Allen, Senator Long's political ally, is chairman of the board and authorized to name the extra officers was given the administration at the recent Long- controlled legislative session. Injunction Granted Judge Wayne G. Borah ill federal court granted a preliminary injunction restraining Richard J. Gregory, cily registrar of voters who was appointed by Governor Allen, from Uik- j ing any names from the registcration' list prepared for the election. The voters who applied for the injunction alleged that Governor Long, Allen, Gregory and Adj. Gen. Ray-.; iiK'.nd II. Fleming had entered into a conspiracy to use the national guard to deprive them of their rights of i'ranclii.se. The slate Supreme Court majority in the other case held that there was insufficient time before the election for the proper hearing and decided that next Tuesday's primary should be hold in accordance with laws prevailing before the special legislative session was held. The majority opinion was signed by Chief Justice Charles A. O'Neal, and Associate Justices John R. Land, Wynne G. Rogers and Fred M. Odom. Associate Justice H. F. Brunot, dissenting, gave as his opinion that he "was sworn to uphold the law until ith ad been declared unconstitutional or invalid." Cotton Forecast 9,252,000 Bales The Yield Is 57,000 Bale; Higher Than Forecast Month Ago WASHINGTON—(#>)—Production of 9,252,000 bales of cotton this year was reported Saturday by the Department of Agriculture as being indicated by September 1st conditions. Tills figure compares with 9,195,000 bales which was forecast a month ago, and 13,047.000 bales produced last year. The condition of crops were reported 53.8 per cent of normal on September 1. Gin Figures Reported • WASHINGTON-(tf>)-Cotton of thi: year's crop that was ginned prior to September 1 was reported by the Census Bureau Saturday to have totaled 1,397,886 running bales as compared with 1,396,139 Tunning bales a year ago. Acreage remaining September 1 for harvest, and indicated production by states included: Arkansas—2,269,4oO acres mid a forecast of 711,000 bales. Morris Leaves Sunday for Sedalia, Missouri Robert Morris, popular manager of L. C. Burr store here, will leave Sunday for Sedalia, Mo., where he has accepted a now position with the Burr firm. Mr. Morris has been manger of the local store 1G months, coming here from Duncan, Okla. He made many friends during his brief stay, taking an active part in civic, church and other public afiairs. lie will be .succeeded here by L. E. Fountain, former manager of the Sedalia .store. Delinquent Homes Eligible for Loans WASHINGTON —(/Pi— Changes in Ihe Federal Housing Administration regulations to permit property owners who arc delinquent in mortage or tax payments to apply for modernization credits was announced by James A. Moffall, federal housing administrator. He .said htal under the revised rules "any financial institution may use its own judgment as to whether the status <;f taxes should affect approval ot a loan." "Also." he continued, "any institution which itself docs not hold th<-' mortgage may use its own discretion as to whether or not it will make a loan even though the mortgage may bo completely in good stnding." The 1 word "sherry" came fruin Spain. Spaniards called their I'ameu.s wine "jerex." and Britons spelled it "sheri'is," later changing it to "licrry. Publisher's Slaying Is Charged to Communists MINNEAPOLIS, —(/P)— Communistic activities wecr under the scrutiny of police following a charge that Howard Guilford, 40, former publisher of sensational Minneapolis weekly papers, was slain by assassins who were "hired by Comunists'." Ihe authorities also were investigating a revelation by J. M. Near, former co-publisher with Guilford, who made the charge, that a threat had been received by Near for anli- Coinmunislic attacks. Ocean Waves Moderate On California Beaches LOS ANGELES, — (/1V- Huge, and crashing breakers which for several days have battered the Southern Cal- ifcrnia crastline between Malihu. the home of many film .Mars on the north i-ncl Newport,, on the south, moderated Friday. Kellers still thundered in at Santa Monica, Long Beach and the other oceanic resorts, but they lacked the destructive force of the last four dt>s when they lipped down a pier, undermined beach homes and claimed ^t least one life. SPRING LAKE, N. J. —(/P)—Fire-^a seaman's worst \\ enemy—took toll of hundreds of lives early Saturday morning on the steamship Morro Castle of the Ward line, inbound, from a trip to Havana. Estimates of lives lost in the tragic disaster ran as'high as 300, which occurred eight miles off the New Jersey coast. Early reports said that it was believed that most of the,. 318 passengers and 240 members of the crew had perished, ^ but later the death list was placed .around 300. « A bolt of lightning struck the oil tank of the 11,520-ton passenger ship, and fire broke out so quickly^ thai thera was. little time to spread an alarm to the sleeping passengers. ', Scores of persons were trapped below the deck. Mangled and burheicl s bodies started to wash ashore a few 1 hours after the fire. •- , All available ambulances -were Co-Ed Murder Case Is Nearing Jury Neal Myers Gives Testimony in Death of University Beauty Queen ' NORMAN, Okla. — (#>)— The Neal Myers murder trial for the abortion death of Marian Mills, university beauty queen, entered its final phase with attorneys' arguments after the young pharmacy student denied in dramatic testimony Friday that he had killed hisxcampus sweetheart. ''Ihe morals of the people of Oklahoma are on trial here," County At- .torncy Paul TJpdcsraCE,SWMn.1b,e op? cning plea of the state. "He who casts a stone at Neal Myers, is casting one at Marian Mills," said Person Woodall, Norman attorney for the opening defense argument. Earlier Myers had told the jury in tense and halting phrases his dramatic story of the girl's death and his denial of responsibility for it. .Then he walked from the witness chair, slumped over a counsel table and sobbed violently after an hour's crdcal of cross-examination. | The jury was instructed by district Judge Tom Pace that only three verdicts were possible—conviction of murder wih cither the life or death penalty or acquittal. The jury was not qualified for the death penalty, how- rushed to the New Jersey shore line to carry the injured to hospitals and first-aid stations that were hurriedly set up along the coast line. After the oil tank was struck by lightning the flames spread quickly. i Frantic efforts of the crew to ^halt' the fire was prevented by low water pressure. ' ' Persons reported rescued in r li£6j' boats by other ships that rushed to the scene totalled 182. The steamship Morro Castle was i&' command ,o£ First Officer WJf. Wanws_ .Caj)taJi3i;.B«?h«J*t r 'Wilinot-' haylifg > flifi of heart attack'Friday. " *" Recalls Titanic Disaster The tragic disaster off the coast of New Jersey recalls the sinking of the Titanic.. A brief sketch folowsi The Royal Mail steamship Titanic of the White Star line, sailing on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York with Z,223 passengers and crew, was sunk at sea by a collision with a submerged iceberg on the night of Sunday, April 14, 1912. Among those lost were John Jacob Astor, Archibald W. Butt, Benjamin Guggenheim, F. D. Millett, William T. Steed and Ssador Straus. • . The Titanic was the largest ship in the world at that time, with a length ever. Twelve farmers made up the of 852.5 feet and. a gross tonnage of to prevent motherhood and even sec the co-ed take the jury. Judge Pace also declared that Hazel Brown, in whose apartment the co-ed died Jeuly 10, "as a matter of law is an accomplice" and that conviction can not be had upon the unsupported evidence of an accomplice. Highlighted in the college boy's narration of the matter .were: 1—The statement that he and Marian were "sort of" engaged to be married; that she wore hit fraternity pin, that she refused repeatedly to marry him when she became enclente, but finally said she would if the "quack" remedy she was using "didn't work." 2—That he repeatedly objected to an illegal opcratioi; never sought a method did not medicine that she consumed in the duplex apartment of Hazel Brown, the fraternity cook and student confidante where Marian died. 3— That after he refused to consent to an attempt to prevent motherhood he accompanied the girl to the Hazel Brown house because he loved her and felt* he should stand by her. 4—That a few minutes before the sirl died, she and Mrs. Brown were in the bedroom with both doors closed and that the cook, "white-faced and excited" ran out a few minutes later, declaring the girl was "us good as dead" and gave him 510 to flee and avoid disgrace. 5—That he fled only to keep from disgracing his family and that he lever intended to return. After three weeks of panicky wandering, however ic surrendered. Softball Title To Be Settled Sunday Julia Chester Hospital Meets Hope Oilers at Fair Park Julia Chester hospital and Hope Cil- ers will battle Sunday afternoon wt Fair Park for the :-x>flball championship title of this city. The game will start nt :):30 p. m. Both teams, emerged victorious in contests Friday night. Julia Chester eliminating Hobbs Grocery. 15 to ">. The Hope Oilers defeated the Mon- jcy Greasers, 0 to ii. lo qualify for the title chance Sunday afternoon against the iiospitul temn. 46,328. Threats Martial , Law in Carolina Governor Takes Hand in Section Where Seven . Were Killed CHARLOTTE, N. C.-(/P)-The threat of martial law hovered over strike- torn Piedmont North Carolina as fresh troops were rushed into the area already clotted with the pitched camps of 25 military units. A proclamation was issued at the ' office of Governor Ira C. Blackwood in Columbia, commanding "all per- sons engaged in or taking part in any „ unlawful obstruction, combination or assembling" to retire to their homes before noon Saturday. This edict was regarded as an ultimatum to the strike sector on whose battlefronts 1 in South Carolina seven •lien have been killed since the general strike went into effect, 'as the Sjovrnor for the past 24 hours has oeen "seriously considering" declaring nartial law in the state. The chief executive explained his >roclamation was issued in conform- ty with a state statute requiring for- nal notice before issuing a declaration o fmartial law o rstate of insurrection. Governor Blackwood explained the chief difference between a state of insurrection and martial law was technical. Under a state of insurrection, he said, civil authorities arc still in charge; but troops are at their dis- potal, habeas corpus is suspended and authorities arc empowered to commandeer any resources necessary to their work, as under nuirtiul law. Equalization Board Is Concluding Its Work The E<iu;di£ution Board will complete its work next week, John Ridg- dil announced Saturday. 'Hit board wli be at the city hall, Monday, at Blcvins Tuesday, city hall Wednesday r.ad Thursday, and then will conclude its work at Washington Friday and Saturday. Members of the board: R. A. Carrigan ot O/.an; W. B. Lafferty of Palmes and S. F. Huntley of Hope.

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