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I' fl^^^^^^pp. 4^^_|_gg|u£ •nHMbft MoHMh** ^^^>Bi^^^ ^^^F""^^^^ ^^^BfcB^^ Star ' .^1 ' '^ 5 WEATHER Arkansas—Partly cloudy, warmer Monday night; Tuesday cloudy, wanner In etat Mid south portions. VOLUME 35—NUMBER 288 (AIM — .Monnn (MSA) — Mrnnn I'res* r Knt*rptl«p A.<»'n HOPE, ARKANSAS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17,1934 ' . , _ _ * .. f far of Uopfl founded 1808| Hope Dally Preiw, I037| PUTPU' K* /^rtl Anftolfanttd ni Hope Star, January 18 t 1D28. I 1x10111 »JC I^UJ NEVADA COUNTY MAN KNIFE Here and There -Editorial By ALEX. H. WASHBUBN- S EPTEMBIiR'S ))olitical straws have been thrown in the wind and they reveal that whatever the nation may think about .some of Mr. Roosevelt's policies it still thinks no more of the Republican party than it thought in 1982. .—— g In Maine (they call it. Ihe State of Democrats Hitchcock Moved to Tackle; Bobcats Ready for Opener Coach Hammons Makes Last-Minute Survey of Hope Football Squad HAMBURCfTs FIRST Camden and Fordyce to Follow Here on Successive Fridays With the opening game of the season scheduled for 8 p. m. Friday at Ihe local field, Coach Foy H. Hnmmons made a last-minute survey of his Hope High School football motc:inl Monday. The Bobcats will face Hamburg Friday night with a reorganized squad having 10 leltermcn as its nucleus. The Hamburg game will bu a real test for the locals, according to Coach w immons. The Ashley comity high school has one of the strongest squads in southeast Arkansas, n consolidated school which employs 15 busc> to bring in students from surrounding communities, and where the football Spirit is keen and sustained. Friday's game will also be the season's first for Hamburg. Coach Hammons has two good ends in Anderson and Kennedy, both of whom stand 6 feet 1 inch and weight about 175., They are good defensive players, with a particular talent for '•snagging forward pas&s. '""'»-••-••• Tlie coach has shifted one guard to tackle postion, Hitchcock, a 185- pound player. Tlie other tackle will be Stone, an 180-pound veteran from last year. At guard are Owens and Richardson, both Icttormon, ' rather light, at 150. Holly will get the center post. At 150, he has plenty of experience from last year's team. Another man likely to see plenty of service in the coach's opinion is Sccrcst, a new recruit from u well known football family. At quarterback will be the veteran Pete Brown. In the backfield arc: Payne, Harper, Stroud, Spears. Among the new men mentioned prominently by the coach arc: Stone, Ramsey, Hamilton, Recce and ling- land. Immediately following the Hamburg game the Bobcats will jump into the toughest opposition in tho state: The Camrjcn game here Friday, September 28; and the Fordyce- game-, also here, on Friday, October !i. Many Cases Heard in City Court Monday in con- The following cases were heard Hope municipal court Monday: Curtis Key, disturbing peace tinned. Ada Mctciilf, assault and bnttcry, fined $2.50. L. B. Vanhook, petit larceny, continued. Orville Worthani, drunkenness, dismissed. G. C. Morris, disturbing the peace, continued. G. C. Morris, drunkenness, cont'ui- Sid Jones, possessing intoxicating liquor, under advisement. Sid Jones, operating gambling house under advisement. ; George Norlhcolt, gaming, continued. Louie lingers, gaming, fined, appealed to circuit court. Hex Jones, gaming, fined 510. Hoss Allen, gaming, fined, appealed to circuit court. Joe Ed Smith, gaming, continued. George Lawrence Huyden, petit larceny, fined $10 and science^ to one day in jail. G. W. Warmack, drunkenness, 510 fine suspended by court. Wilson Prescott, drunkenness, $10 suspended fine. Harry Abrams, gaming, continued. Red Slurgcs, gaining, continued. Will Canon, operating gambling house, fined $100. Burry Sanders, gaming, fined 510. Ben Mitchell, transiKJrling liquor, con- tiued. Brcnon Muldrow. gaining, fined 510. Harrcll Green, Aiming, fined $10. Kan-ell Green, assault and battery, continued. George Williams, assault and battery, continued. Jack Brown, operating ear while intoxicated, continued. The cotton boll worm inflicts about ?104,(IOO,COO damage to cotton, corn, tobacco, and tomatoes in this country annually. Maine) the Democrats got an even break with Republicans in the lt)t- ter'a territory. In California the radical Upton Sinclair (author of "The Brass Check" and other books) captured the Democratic nomination for governor with a good many more votes than were cast in the Republican primary. With all Iho criticism you hear about the mounting federal debt and such trade regulation as the NRA suid AAA, it still appears that the country feels Democratic experiment has morn to offer than Republican rcac- tiomirism. I find in the current issue of the Texas Weekly a good explanation. XXX The Texas Weekly, edited by Peter Molyncaux. crusader for cancellation of war debts and lowered tariffs, says: It is in order to recall what the Democratic platform had to say. Here it is: "Wo condemn tho Hawlcy-Smoot tariff law, Ihe prohibitive rates of which have resllt- ed in retaliatory action by more than forty countries, created international economic hostilities, destroyed international trade, driven our factories into foreign countries, robbed the American farmer of his foreign markets and increased his cost of production." That, we think, is a pretty good thumb-nail description of the fundamental causes of the depression. It is true that the Democrats have- done very little to date which may be said to he based on that conception of the depression, but what would the Republicans do in the premises? . . . Would they act in accordance with Ihe conception of the depression set forth in the Democratic platform if'they should be returned to power? Of course thuy would "Hot. Anil that is why there would be no point in turning to the Republicans for help in the present situation. As spokesman for tho cotton-exporting South and Southwest, The Texas Weekly renews its plea for decisive action by the administration on the international front. XXX Tlie Democratic party has a double advantage at this moment in our nation's history. It has a traditional free-trade or very moderate tariff policy which economists arc agreed the world must come to l>cforc intcrna.lional trade i.s revived, a policy which the Republicans have stood against. And tlie Democrats have the advantage of a personal leadership in whom the rank and file hold implicit faith, lack of which is obvious in the Republican parly. Middle class Republicans in the Kast are unaimous in Warning their leadership for the plunge into the economic abyss. Criticism of the Roosevelt adminis- tralion, therefore, is a criticism of not what to do ,hul when to do it. We must expand our foreign markets. But it. i.s up to (he executive authority lo say when treaty negotiation* to (hat end are feasible. And until this occurs we must be prepared to hold onlo a live-at-home policy, which pinches tho South down to 10 million Ixiles of cotton a year. Clark Murder Trolled MEMPHIS, Tenn.—(/I 1 )—Police Sunday were investigating a theory that the slaying of David E.'Clark, 2,'!, l!W:i University of the South (Sewancfl halfback, gre wont of a traffic argument. Clark, brother of Gordon Clark, graduate manager of alhk'lics nt Sowaiicr. was shot lo death Saturday night at a street intersection in a fashionable residential section. New High Record Monday as Hope's City Schools Open High School Shows Total of 467—Against 324 a Year Ago S T UDENT~ASSEMBLY Negro Schools Also Show Enrollment Greater Than in 1933 RAPPER bANNY REG. U. S. PAT. OFF. Tlie modern girl packs her hope urilh enllona Hope's public schools opened the 1934-35 school year Monday with students reporting for classes in all grades. IIHoHpe High School showed a record new total enrollment, with 467 for the first day, against 324 at the end of the first month a year ago. Grade school registration, as of Friday, were: Paisley 190; Oglcsby 154; Brookwood 217; according to Miss Beryl Hciu-y, city superintendent. The Rev. Wallace R. Rogers addressed the assembly. Glen Durham outlined student activities for the new year, and called a meeting of the pep squad for 3:30 o'clock Tuesday aJter- noon. Coach Foy H. Hammons addressed the student body, urging cooperation for the football team to insure a good season. Tickets lo students will be priced at 25 cents, it was announced. The morning session was spent in going over schedules, and the afternoon was devoted to registration and assignment of lockers, at the high school. Ycrgcr negro high school and all negro grades also began the school year Monday. The total negro enrollment of 609 was a new high figure over last year. There are 17 negro faculty members, under direction of Henry C. Ycrger, principal. Group Banking Is Rapped in Detroit 90,000 Depositors Controlled by 12 Men With $1,200 Cash WASHINGTON.— (/P) —Mismanagement of group banks at Detroit and Cleveland was charged over the weekend by the senate banking subcommittee in Ihe fourth installment of a report on its investigations into stock market and financial Institutions. "The machinations and artifices of the officers and directors of the Guardian Detroit Union Group Inc., and the Detroit Bankers Company of Detroit were not indigenous to Detroit, Mich." the rcpor tsaid, "but were employed in a slightly variant manner, with the same temporary effectiveness, by Ihe banking officials in Cleveland. Ohio." "Prior to the Michigan banking moratorium, declan-d on February 14, 193,'!, and our inquiry. rc:|x^table hanking authority existed in favor of group hanking, imrtieularly as conducted in Detroit," the report said. "Within loss than five years after their organi/alion, however, the group banking institutions of Detroit had completely collapsed. Their demise cannot be substantially attributed to the stock market collapse of October, 1029, and Ihe subsequent depression, .since both groups wore organized either just prior to or immediately following the October crash. "Nor can the failure of these companies be attributed solely to the constituency, comix'tency or honesty of the persons controlling these institutions. An analysis of thr cviLs and abuses uncovered at Ihe hearings rather impels the conclusion thai this sysiciu of l>-jnkini:. predicated upon centrali/ed control of unit, banks, posse.':-'ed inherent lalent. deficiencies and dangerous potentialtics which inevitably became patent when the system commences to function." The report sai ill he banks declared dividends when they frilled lo have nifficicnl. reserves and earnings. It "reused them of "window dressing" through employment of former gov- i-iiimeiH. lipnk examiners and payment of unearned dividends. Control of tbe funds of 90,1101) depositors by a ^'rotip of 12 men in the IVIroit B inkers company, who lujfl an investment (if only 51,200, was related. Rhyne Silent on Report He'll Quit lighway Director Refuses to Discuss Humor Monday I.ITTl.E HOCK- -I/I'} -Published reports over the week-end I hut James K. Rhyne. direclur of highways for th. St : it<; Highway Commission, was about to resign, brought from Rhyne a refusal to discuss the report in any wuy Monday. Textile Strike Enters Third Week for Its Crucial Test Operators Determined to Open Closed Mills—Guardsmen Confront'Union Pickets By the AssoclfttcxI Press Fear of disorder mounted in the nation's textile areas Monday while 1,100 guardsmen partolled the scene. Whistles blow after the week-end holiday, signaling the start of a crucial week. '•> Southern operators arc determined lo open their mills. Pickets took their posts amid a driving rain in many sections. The strike entered its third week with scattered skirmishes in the South. A thousand pickets faced guardsmen at Belmont, N. C., shouting: "You'll start a revolution." Rhode Island was quiet, but apprehension grew throughout New England. Meanwhile, Francis J. Gorman, chairman of the strike committee, issued a nullimatum Monday that if the strike was not settled this week all the remaining divisions of the industry would be called out. Martial law was proclaimed in Georgia by Governor Talmadge who announced that the law would be in effect all over Georgia whereevcr there arc disorders and the local ou thoritics can not handle the situa tion. Wholesale arrests of pickets marked the strike scene at Newman, Ga. Troops on Gaurd CHARLOTTE, N. C— (/P)—An ominous silence hovered over the South Sunday night as thousands of troops, law officers and strike pickets received word that scores of mills would test the strength of the textile union by attempting to reopen Monday. Guardsmen amassed stocks of tear gas and were given last-minute instructions for maintaining peace when employes who wish to work brave the picket lines to enter those mills which blow their whistles. 'Strike leaders were noncommittal, contending that troops have been assigned to duly at the mills only to "break" the strike,- and that union? men have not fomented disorder. North Carolina labor chiefs said pick- tts would be at their posts "as usual." The situation in Georgia, where Governor Talmadgc ordered nearly iOOO troops to be ready for service at 6 a. m. Monday, and where some mills arc under heavy guard, vied for the spotlight with Gastonia, N. C., Where additional troops were rushed to the strike front Saturday night. Several Gaston county mills were expected to make a desperate attempt Monday to shake off the complete paralysis which has enveloped them for two weeks. Of the county's 104 plants, which supply a major portion of the world's combined yarn, only five have been operating in the past few days. Strike May Spread WASHINGTON.— (/P) —An attempt to break the great textile strike by opening picket-closed mills Monday under the protection of baonetys was planned Sunday by Southern mill operators. While 4,000 militiamen were .summoned to strike service in Georgia and 2,000 were on duty in the Caro- lims, labor leaders here adopted measures looking to enlargement of the walkout through a call to 110,000 ruj; carpet and rayon workers to leave their machines. ^Representatives of local unions in those branches of the textile industry voted to give their executive councils and the general Strike Committee of the United Textile Workers authority to issue the call whenever they feel it wise. Francis J. Gorman, national strike leader, rejected a proposal that the strike issues, so far as the silk mills art concerned, be submitted to a pub- •lic'hearing. He proposed arbitration through the. Presidential Mediation Board, headed by Governor Winant of New Hampshire. Mrs. H. B. Sanford Buried at Shover Had Been Newspaper Correspondent for 25 Years Mrs. Harmon B. Suiford died Saturday night at her home in Shover Springs following a long illness. She was well known in that community, having been correspondent for Hope newspapers for more than 25 years. Funeral services were held at ShoV- er Springs Monday afternoon. She was the mother of Mrs. Willis A. Cobb of Hope. Arguments Begun in Brinker Trial Second Murder Trial Ice Man Nears Its Conclusion of TKXARKANA.—Arguments in the Kdwin Drinker murder trial at Boston wore started Monday morning at 99:45 o'clock with County Attorney W. N. Harkncss, representing the state, as tho first speaker. Three hours and 45 minutes was allotted by Judge Hicks Harvey for presentation of both the defense and slate arguments. Allowing an hour for lunch. Iho case should go lo the jury about 2:.'!0 p. m. Tlie trial of Briuker i.s his second on the charge of murder of P. A. MeSwain. Ro.se Hill lunch stand proprietor, whose body was found in his home June 28, 1933 by Special Officer Arch Powers, who had gone there in .search of the man who had failed lo appear at his stand during the morning. Certificate Pool to Be Established Congress Contest to Be Set Monday Kitchens Attacking Parks' Vote in Ashley County ELDORADO-(/Pi—Dale for hearing of the election contest filed by Wade Kitchens, Magnolia attorney, against the nomination of Tilman B. Parks. Ciimdun. as Seventh district congressman will likely be set Monday, it was reported here Sunday. The contest was filed in Ashley county circuit court at Hamburg. Kitchens attacked the vote in threu boxes in Ashley county and challenged vibsL'Ulei.' ballots in Ouachila, Bradley and Clark counties. Harks was given the nomination by 291 votes when the returns, were certified. Cotton Certificates to Be Traded^Nationally at 4c Per Pound Cotton farmers in Hcmpstcad county whose production is over their allotment will be able to purchase additional tax exemption certificates and those whose production is under their allotment will be able to sell surplus certificates through a national pool, under the provisions of a ruling issued by the Secretary of Agriculture, Frank R. Stanley, county agent, announced Monday. Tlie sale price has been at 4 cents per pound, he said. "This plan of handling the excess certificates," .says Mr. Stanley, "does not mean that the Government will purchase such certificatr.s but. docs moan that those who have more certificates than (hoy have cotton to pin and .soil may turn tho excess certificates over to the manager of the national surplus cotton tax-exemption certificate pool who will handle them for producers under a trust agreement." The price of 4 cents per pound is- approximately 70 per cent of the tax 5.7 cents per pound imposed by tho Bankhcad Act on the ginning of cotton. Under the pool provisions, farmers who do not produce as much col- ton as their allotment calls for will get some cash from tlie excess certificates and those fanners who produce moro than their allotments will be able to gin and soil some of their excess. When thu pool is closed, all fluids on hand from the sale of the certificates, after deducting expenses, will be distributed among producers and each producer will receive his share in the proportion the poundage surrenders! by him bears: to the toUil poundage in the pool. In addition, each producer will be returned his pro rala share of the mvsold surplus cr.-rtifir.jtiv, which may be used next year in the event the Bankhcad Act is continued another season. The plan also included provision for local sales of tax-exemption certificates in a county at the same price by individual fanners provided the sales arc made through the office of the assistant in cotton adjustment in the county in which the certificates sold were distributed. Found Shot to Death STRATFORD. Coiui.— (/!') -Edward Gaigiulo. ill, widely kjiown in theatrical circlet: and recently master of ceremonies at Iloxy's (heater in New York under the name of Wesley Eddy, was found shot to death Sunday, his body lying across the. graves of his parents in St. Michaels' cemetery here. Dr. II. H. Dcluca, acting medical examiner, said Gargiulo disd of a self inflicted bullet wound from a ..'i2 caliber revolver, the slug piercing his brain. University Man in Fatal Auto Crash at Hope Airport J. C. Howard, Jr., Instantly Killed—Ruel Butler Is Uninjured BLOWOUf~AT CURVE Tragedy Overtakes Pair at End of Drive From Fayetteville J. C. Howard, Jr., 25 of Fayetteville, was instantly killed early Sunday night when an automobile in which he was riding went into a ditch near the Hope airport. The car overturned twice, pinninp Howard beneath it He was dead when the wrecked maclune was lifted off him. Ruel Butler, well known Hope youth Jnd a senior at the University of Arkansas, was riding with Howard, but was tlirown clear of the car and escaped injury. Traveling Fast Too much speed and a blow out on one of the front tires was blamed for the tragedy. . The car was owned by Butler, but was driven by Howard. School chums at the University, the couple left Fayetteville Sunday morning and were en route to Hope where Howard was to have obtained employment. They had. nearly reached their destination wlien tragedy overtook them. Tire Blows Out Butler said he had warned his companion of the curve, and the railroad crossing ahead. Howard was slowing down when the tire blew out. He apparently lost control, the car overturning twice as it went into the ditch. Howard was graduated from the Engineer School of the University of Arkansas, having obtained a master's degree in 1932. While a student in Hope High School, Butler was a stellar football player. During his senior year he was captain of the football team here. Surving Howard are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Howard, his widow, and a sister and brother, all of Fayetteville. The body will be sent to Fayetteville for burial. Mellon Angry at New Tax Threat 'Not a Collection Matter, But Attempt to Discredit Me,'^He Says WASHINGTON.-'(/R) -The Treasury and Andrew W. Mellon, for 11 years a Treasury secretary, clashed over the week-end on a new federal effort to collect R075.103 in taxes and fraud penalties from the Pitl.sburgh multimillionaire. The government filed with the Board of Tax Appeals a petition asserting that Mellon, while still secretary of the Treasury, "began Iho cx- oeution of a scheme lo evade his federal income taxes." Involved, it contended, were "fictitious 1 'stock sales and other devices. Replying, Mellon declared that the move was made "in order to save the Treasury's face and to give some .semblance of justification for its participation in the inept political maneur- ver of Attorney General Cummings last spring." Mellon expressed surprise that the Treasury would take "Ihe astounding position that it intends to try out in a civil tribunal the very same issue of tax evasion settled by the federal grand jury at Pittsburgh last May." A grand jury refused to indict Mellon on tax evasion charges last May and the Treasury soon afterward notified the former ambassador to Great Britain of an additional assessment and penalties for the year 19,'tl. He appealed to Ihe board and the government's action this week-end was in answer. Tho government i.s now seeking J2,- 050,063 in addition to the ?6'!V,5o9 which Mellon paid for 18,11 and also in asking §1,025,034 in fraud penalties. Mellon, however, in denying validity of the assessment, entered a counter-claim of $139,045 for overpayment of taxes in 1931. The penalties were claimed because of alleged use of family-controlled corporations for transfer of stock to Mcllon's son and daughter to evade taxes without, actual Nile being effected. These Iransactions, the government asserted, were part of a "comprehensive scheme of tax evasion and avoidance." Mellon met the fraud charges with an assertion that the Treasury "well knows" its allegations arc contrary to facts. "It repeals the charges." he said, "thrown out by the Pittsburgh grand jury, with Ihu adidtion of one further charge, both trivial and fictitious Bulletins MEMPHIS, Tenn.— (#•) —Jack Hcnsley, Arkansas and Tennessee robber, pleaded guilty to three charges of robbery Monday and the slate Indicates he will have to serve his Tennessee sentence before' being returned to Arkansas to complete a 10-year term. CONWAY, Ark.—(yP)-The bullet pierced body of William I. Big- clow, Kansas City traveling salesman who apparently was slain by a robber tiear Conwoy over the week-end, Monday was claimed by the wi^Jow, Mrs. Lena Blgelow, of Wfcbster Grove, Mo. LITTLE ROCK—<#)—Work on a $75,000 transient center at Hot Springs will be started next week, FERA officials said Monday. Will Stand Trial Methvin to Be Returned to Oklahoma for Constable's Murder SHREVEPORT, La.—(/P)—Identified by an Oklahoma officer as tb™ slayer of Constable Cal Campbell at Commerce, Okla., April 6, Henry Methvin, the Clyde Barrow gangster who sold out his leader into the hands of the law in return for Texas freedom, is to be returned to Oklahoma Monday to answer charges of shooting to kill, kidnaping, and murder. The officer credited Methvin with aiding Texas rangers and Louisiana officers in setting the death trap several months ago in which Barrow and Bonnie Parker were killed. Arms Expose Hits South Americans Arg e n t i n a Investigates, But Gives Officers a Vindication BULLETIN WASHINGTON-(/P)-Testimony that the United States Department of Commerce aided in recruiting and the formation of a military air school for the Canton (China) government was laid before the senate munitions committee Monday. BUENOS AIRES.— (/P; —Whatever else it may have done, the United States Senate inquiry into munitions deals has struck a good many sore spots in South and Central America. Stung to action by testimony of witnesses mentioning names and insinuating graft in high places, Argentina's Ministry of War and the Ministry of Marine began separate investigations of the charges. The outspoken resentment here is fairly typical of what has taken place all over tho continent. (In Mexico charges mentioning the name of President. Rodriguez resulted in a formal protest to Washington). The: Argentine investigations are expected to clear officials of the nnny, navy and government of all guilt, and probably sharply criticize the manner in which the names were made public in Washington. "In an atmsopherc of scandal the simple mention of a name, although not given condemnablc attributes, makes it assume doubtful character in the mind of the majority, who judge from impressions," commented the newspaper La Nacion. The results of the navy investigation were made public Saturday night by Capt, Eleazar Videla, minister of marine. There were 21 closely-typewritten pages detailing the navy's purchases of nrms and airplanes, and the investigating commission found no basis for criticism of Argeuinc officers. "The minister of marine, with legitimate pride, assumes responsibility for the reproachlcss conduct of officers so unjustly defamed by declarations of sellers of arms wlu> appeared before the United States Senate investigating committee," said Videla in a preface to the report. M. Cox Believed Dying Here After ' jl Kinsmen's Fight Alleged to Have Quarrel-. /j ed With P. Blankenship,' $ Brother-in-Law ' .fj OFFICERsTlNPROBE Nevada County Sheriff -vi Reported on Way Here <' Late Monday Merritt Cox,. of Bodcaw, Nevada j county, was near death in Julia Chester hospital here Monday as the re- , suit of an alleged fight with hi3 brother-in-law "Pap" Blankemhip, also of Bodcaw. " Cox was stabbed repeatedly in the chest, knife wounds puncturing both lungs, tearing open his side, and slashing his right hand severely. Physicians said there was little hope s for his (recovery. When brought to the hospital Cox was unable to .say what caused ths fight, which occurred Sunday afternoon. ' , Sheriff Arlice Pittman of Nevada 1 county was reported from the Pree- , cott office to be investigating the 1 stabbing, and the office said he expected to be in Hope Monday after-' ' noon. No arrest had been made up to noon, so far as could be learned. Cattle Buying in State Suspended Additional U. S. Quota Asked by Agricultural .. Extension Service >, (Continued on Page Three) Arson TaleGiven Denial by Steward "Nothing Peculiar" Noted as Flames Swiftly Engulfed Morro Castle NEW YORK.— (/Pi -James Pond. second steward of thu ill-fated Morro Castle, told a federal board of inquiry Monday that he saw nothing peculiar about the rapid spread of fire aboard the liner. He also said ull members of the steward's department \\tcre capable and experienced men. " ' ''£jLj_V»''*?'' ''' ••'•-"•*-l.'"- 1J *'"^fe" •* * —** f ^<*-ro^l^^t LITTLE HOCK.—Cattle buying by the federal government in emergency drouth relief counties of Arkansas will be suspended immediately,. T. Roy Reid, state drouth relief director and assistant director hi charge of the Agricultural Extension Service, was informed over the week-end in a telegram from Philip G. Murphy of the national Drouth Relief Service at Washington. To date 74,529 head of livestock have been bought from' 20,210 producers in 33 counties of, the emergency drouth relief area in Arkansas, Mr. Reid said, and it is estimated that $750,000 has been spent by the government in this state. An initial quota of 45,000 head, of '•• livestock was assigned to Arkansas,, and a supplementary quota of 3,000 head per day for shipment to terminal slaughter point soutside the state was assigned, but within a few days this was reduced to 2,000 head daily and then to 1,100. Saturday's action of national drouth relief authorities arrests the program of cattle buying which has been organized in Arkansas by co-operating officials of the Agricultural Extension Service, the Bureau of Animal Industry and the Federal Emergency Relief Administration. An urgent request for an additional quota of 175,000 head of livestock was made by Mr. Reid immediately after receipt of notice to discontinue cattle buying. He expressed belief that Arkansas farmers in areas that have Buffered serious feed shortages on account of drouth conditions should have opportunity to sell that number o fanimals. The number of cattle on Arkansas farms is believed to have increased materially since the 1930 livestock census was taken by the Bureau of Agricultural Economics, • Mr. Read said, and a recent survey of feed and forage supplies by the Extension Service indicates that there may be serious feed shortages unless the number of cattle is reduced. Germany Ivis nearly 2,000,000 telephones in use and i.s second only to thu United States in number of, telephones in the country. 3 More Elected League Members Chile, Spain and Turkey Are Invited—Germany Stands Firm GENEVA, Switzerland— (/P) — The League of Nations assembly Monday elected Chile, Spain and Turkey as members of thu League council. Meanwhile, Germany held that her relationship to tlie League can not be discussed so long as her equality rights are "in any way questioned from certain quarters." This position was outlined in her recent reply to the European powers in which she refused to agree to the Eastern Locarno treaty sponsored by France to insure peace in Eastern Europe. Switzerland declared dramatically that she woulr] vote against admission of Russia into the League "because Russian Communism sees to take root everywhere and because its ambition is world revolution."

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