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f FASHION EDITION Ronl full f;r hloii news In today's Stnr HII.! then attend the iiiniiml Stnr - Siienser Far.hlmi Show nl Hope's ilientcr Thurs- diiv VOLUME 35—NUMBER 290 ^^^"*^^^ ^^B^^^ ^^^BH^MMMnfr NMl^^k^ WEATHER Arkansas—Increasing elmifl- Iness Wednesday night and Thursday; showers ond coOlfff In northeast portion Thursday, - .'-I ( \ I')—lli-nii"! .\Knoclntcil PI-ORB (MOA)—.llcnni* .N>«T»|in|H-r UnlorptUf A-m'n HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1934" \*r of linpr roi.iulnl isn», Hiipc Dnllr Pre*». yOnnoHnnn-il an Ilo|>p s<nr, Jnnnnrr IS, 10B9. PRICE 5c COP'S MAY RELAX BANKHEAD Here and There -Editorial By ALEX. H. WASHBURN- Lottery Is Adopted by New York City for Relief Funds Mayor LaGuardia Expected to Sign Board of Aldermen's Bill AIM TO BEAT LAW THE most common notion among the people regarding 1 national business is that America, having exhausted her frontier development, has nowhere to go in looking for new business activity. Well, 1 can tell you from personal experience that this is all foolishness. <v what j{ the railroads are all built? Billions remain to be- spent on transcontinental highways. The discovery of this miiy surprise you. You thought our highways were just about completed. But you arc aii v,rang. Take our famous Broadway of America, for instance. I regret to inform you Unit midway between Memphis and Nashville, in Tennessee, it drops off onto an old-style crown macadam road, a slow-speed road with narrow cuts and dangerous turns. East of Nashville, through the mountains to Knoxvillc, the Broadway degenerates into a hard-surfaced cow- trail, with hardly room enough for two cars to pass. Altogether, it would take probably SO million dollars to put the Tennessee section of the Broadway of America (No. 70) on a par with its competing transcontinental roads farther north, Nos. 20 and 40. Tennessee tourist trade is being badly hurt by the condition of No. 70, and it is only from Memphis westward that the Broadway begins to gel the kind of traffic we sec passing through Hope every day. You have read in national magazines about the fine three and four- lane roads existing between the major cities of the East—but even today there is not a single transcontinental highway wider than two lanes, except for n dozen miles or so out of a big city. No. 20 from Cleveland to Chicago is two lanes wide, and so is No. 40, the Columbus-Indianapolis-St. Louis route. So, we still have enormous public "Association" to Distribute Prizes in Form of Officers' "Salaries" NEW YORK —(/I')— New York City Tuesday turned to gambling- care for .'iOO.OOO needy. •to help The lottery bill, carefully phrased so that its legality may not be questioned and twp measures imposing new taxes on the city's residents were rushed through the city legislature— the Board of Aldermen and the Board 01 Estimate. Mayor LaGuardia was reported to be ready to sign the three measures, pushed through to raise from $20,000000 to ?30,000,000 to carry on relief work halted when the city's funds wcie exhausted last Friday. Oilier Kclicf Plans In addition tc the lottery law these Riots Rake Maine City; Martial Law for Strike Area Textile Mills Stormed by Strikers—Clubs and Stones Fly REPORT ~fo" F. D. R. Mediation Board Document Eagerly Awaited by All Sides : By the Associated Press Violence flared anew in the textile strike Wednesday as guardsmen were ordered to Watcrvillo, Me., after the wildest riot of the strike in Maine to date. Indications were that the city would be placed under martial law following rioting in which mill property was stormed and police and strikers fought with clubs, stones and tear-gas. Meanwhile, President Roosevelt, o- waited a report from the strhcc mediation board. Ihc report was eagerly awaited by al sides in th chopc that it might contain a clue to the settlement of the strike. two steps were taken by thc two I works ahead of us, not to mention the [ rebuilding of thc railroads and their equipment, and the replacement of obsolete machinery in thc other vast plants of private industry. boards to raise relief funds: 1. One-tenth of one per cent tax on gross earnings of businesses. 2. An income tax equal to 15 per cent ol all federal taxes puid "during 1934. If the mayor signs the tax measures residents of the city will pay three income taxes in addition to any realty or other imposts. There income taxes wil be federal, state and city. Lottery Plan Explained In an attempt to make its scheme legal the city would operate the "lottery" in this way—the formation of an "association" with members paying 52.50, a tentative price in "dues." At various times the "association" would elect "officers." This would be done by drawing names from a jury wheel. The officers would be pcad high salaries, the amounts not as yet determined, and in this manner the prix.es would be distributed. It was estimated the "association" operated separately from the city, but with its Board of Trustees selected by the mayor and approved by the Board of Aldermen, would yield from $12,000,000 to ¥15,000,000 a year. II Per Cent to City The lottery would turn over 44 per cent, of its receipts to the city comptroller for relief purposes. The' remainder would be expended for prizes and for expenses. Although the mayor can approcvc tin 1 lottery bill immediately—ho must wail, five days before signing the tax measure— a determined fiijh against it by churchmen was anticipated. The lottery plan originally suggested by Borough President James . Lyon.'.', a Democrat, was opposed Tuesday by the Rev. Dr. Christian F. Rcis- ne'r of the Broadway Temple, who said the "decent people of the city" would not accept it. A court test was anticipated by the administration. It was tentatively estimated that the tax of 15 per cent of the federal income taxes paid on incomes earned in the city during 193) would yield from ?lfi.000,000 to $20,000,000. The estimates on the one-ttenth of one per cent tax, applicable to gross receipts of corporations and professional men exceeding ?15,000 a year, .ipproxiimiled $7,500,000 a year. Hardware Dealers to Meet Thursday J. P. Duffle to Preside Over District Group at Hotel Barlow A group meeting of Southwest Arkansas retail hardware dealers will be held at Hotel Barlow Thursday, with J. P. Dufl'ie of this city, in charge. The mectin'4 has been arranged for the benefit of salesmen, clerks, bookkeepers, oilier employes and owners of retail hardware stores. Approximately 25 representatives from surrounding t.L'Wiis art; expected here. Mr. Duffle sai.l. Walter E. Brown, president of the Arkansas Retail Hardware association, and Irwin Douglas of the National Retail Hardware association, arc expected here as guests, and will assist in a study of hardware salesmanship and merehanuisijiy melhods. The meeting here is one of several group meetings being held over the entire state this month. Munitions Maker PlayedBoth Sides American Industrialist Furnishes "Ins" and "Outs" in Cuba WASHINGTON—(/P)—The powerful influence an American munitions maker wielded in Cuban affairs was told to a senate committee Tuesday through documents and the somewhat reluctant testimony of the arms dealer himself—John W. Young, of Pitts- burgs. Young is president of Federal Laboratories, Inc., manufacturer of and dealer in gas bombs, submachine guns and other war materials. told that Young's company has sold to virtually every government to rule in Cuba within the past few years. Evidence portrayed Young as advising leaders of the present regime in Cuba at a time when the Orau San Martin government was slill ostcnsihily in powei. "Did you ever hear of the Logan iiel?" Senator Vandenberg, Republican. Michigan, asked Young. "I've never heard of it," replied Young. The Logan act prohibits civilians from meddling in diplomatic matters. The committee heard that the com- panys sales of tear bombs and nausea gas had increased substantially during the present textile strike. Young said his company had sold ga.s for usr in other strikes also. He named particularly the Seattle longshoremen's dispute. Later a series of letters .supplemented by te.-timony from Young and Strike Ranks Increase WASHINGTON -(/P)—A 20.000 increase in the army of the strike idle, despite an unremitting drive to reopen Southern textile mills was revealed by an independent survey Tuesday as labor leaders arranged lo extend thc great walkout to all branches of thc industry within the week. The national strike committee of thc United Textile Workers was voted authority by that organization's executive council to call out at its discretion some 100,000 workers in a hitherto unaffected textile division. Leaders declared they would do so by Monday at the latest. Figures gathered by the Associated indicated 421,000 out; of thc mills as compared with a little more than 400,- OOfl at th c close of last week. ' Manufacturers contended the figures wccr far too high .Labor leaders say they arc too low. Slonn Claims Gain George A. Sloan, President of the Cotton Textile Institute said that "at least 25,000 cotton textile employes in the South" had returned to work in the last two days under National Guard protection. Developments had proved, he said, that a large proportion of those who left the mills had done so because of intimidation by pickets and flying squadrons. "We hav o contended from the beginning." said Sloan, "that our workers wanted to work and quit only <• cause they were intimidated. The reaction during Monday and Tuesday now that they have protection, bears out that contention." Francis J. Gorman, national strike leader, placed thc total number at | 500,000 and argued that, while some j mills hud reopened, only n small number of the employes had actually gone back to work. - -—••»- - — Three Arrested in Car Theft Effort Visitor R. L. Hill Rotary President Visits_This City R. L. Hill Pauses Here Tuesday Night on Way Home From Mexico R. L. Hill, of Columbia, Mo., president of Rotary International, and group of Rotary executives paused in Hope Tuesday night while returning home via Missouri Pacific from a visit to Mexico City, where they completed arrangements with Mexican government officials for the international conference there next spring. The Rotary president was entertained earlier Tuesday night with a dutch supper by the Tcxarkana Rotary club in the union station at Tcxarkana, tr> from surrounding invited. Attending Council Hires New Policeman to Push Fine Collections Harold Porterfield Appointed to Local Staff Wednesday TO FORCE PAYMENT Completion of Basket Factory's Board Walk Told to Council (Continued on Pace Three) FLAPPER FANNY SAYS: REG. U. S. PAT. OfF. Don't'expect to liiul l!u; 1;;;; your boas' lieui't on ci iy[je.v:'itji'. Local Youths Seized in Attempt on E. F. McFaddin's Auto Three Hope youths were arrested Monday night in what officers described was an attempt to steal an automobile which was parked near the entrance of the Saenger theater. The trio were arrested and lodged in jail. They are: Buddy Simpson, Rex limes and Joe Ed Smith. iL'iinpson was seized as be attempted lo drive away in an automobile own•d by E. F. McFaddin. Hope attorney. Smith and Jones, standing near thc ear, were arrested by Officers Reeves and Burke. Officers said all three were intoxicated and that drunkenness charges are le he filed against them. Smith tind Jones were at liberty Wednesday under bond. Simpson remained in jail after being turned ov- I "r to county authorities to face other •barges. ; Whether auto tl.eft charges would U: fil'.-d against tile three was uncertain. Kidnaper Convict Caught in Escape •Jamcr Kirk, Who Plotted Against (Jettle, Nabbed in San Quentin 5 AN QUENTIN, Calif. -(/h-Jamcs Kirk. UK. serving a life term in San Qi'entin prison for the kidnaping ot William Gctlle. was reported Wednesday by a prison official to have been '•i.i'iht in an escape plot. Kirk and another ccnvict were dissevered sawing their way out of a .ell. The two hud traded culls sccrct- '.' with two other convicts. which Rotarians cities had been frcm this city were E. F. McFaddin, chairman of the Extension Committee of Rotary International; L. Carter Johnson, and C. B. Presley. Continuing by train to Hope, accompanied by Mr. McFaddin, Mr. Hill was greeted here by a substantial portion of the local Rotary club's membership. In thc president's party were: Ed R. Johnson of Roanokc.'Va., first vice- president of Rotary International last year; John Nelson of Montreal. Canada, immediate past'president; Alfred H. McKcown of Detroit; Herbert Schoficld of Loughborough, England; and Charles L. Wheeler of San Francisco. R. L. Hill, director of alumni activities of (lie University' of Missouri a Columbia. Mo., sincq 1923, had developed through his vocation, a circle of friendships which not only reaches into every corner of the United States but includes as well many cities of the world. As thc organizer of clubs of graduates of Ihc.University of Missouri, he has more or less personal contact with some 40,000 men and women and it is commonly said that Im knows more people in Missouri than any other nuin in the state. .Since childhood lie has lived in Columbia. After finishing high school lh«-rc- he attended Culver Military Academy at. Culver, Ind., and was a member of the Culver boat crew that won the championship of thc Great Lakes region. In 1912 he graduated Irom the University of Missouri with the B. S. cleyi-ee and in 1913 be received his M. S. degree. While in thc university he exhibited thc ability to organize and hold thu interest of groups of people which was so manifest in his later life. After graduation he spent some years on a farm and in 1 ( J2:> cam c back to the university as alumni recorder, lo orfani/.e a campaign among the graduates of the university for a World War memorial and stadium. This established hi.s ability and he has continued since as director of alumni activities and editor of the monthly publication, "The Missouri Alumnus." He was president of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce in 1920-22 and ha:-; served in office in most of the civic organizations of Columbia. Two months after the Rotary club of Columbia was organized, in l'J22, lie was elected lo membership. He has served as secretary and president of the club, governor of'the 14lh Rotary district (Cijstem Missouri) and was The city council took steps Tuesday night to collect a greater portion of fines assessed against law violators in Municipal Judge W. K. Lcmlcy's court. Action of thc council was to pass a motion hiring an additional policeman. The appointment of Harold Porterfield was made Wednesday by Chief of Police Clarence E. Baker. He said that one of the main duties of the appointee would be "to collect fines assessed in municipal court, or sec that the fines arc completely worked out." Other duties will be collection of city revenues besides routine and general police work. List From Clerk llic council instructed T. R. BU- lingslcy, city recorder, to obtain a list of uncollcctcd fines from the municipal court clerk and submit these figures to thc council at its next meeting The total amount of fines uncol- lecled since January 1 is expected to run into hundreds of dollars, it was said. A move toward collection of these fines will be launched. Chief Baker, elated over thc council's action, said Wednesday that "law violators would cither have to shell down with cash or work out their complete fines," Other business with . the council Tuesday night was to pass"a'motion ordering all meat markets within the city to close on Sunday. Health Board Called The Board of Health was instructed lo meet, with the council the second meeting of each month. Chairman of the sidewalk commit- .ee reported that a board walk lead- ng to the Hope Basket factory had jeen completed at a cost of approx- mately ?200 to the city. W. A. H. Schneiker was appointed commissioner of curb and gutter clis- rict number 3 and street improvc- nent district number 9. The Board of Public Affairs recom- ncnded the purchase of 500 feet of ire hose for greater fire protection. A complaint filed by a Mr. Roycc who resides near the city dumping ;round was heard but action was de- 'erred until thc next meeting of the council. Mr. Royce asked damages 'or a pasture fire, which lie said was caused when burning refuge from the dumping ground blew into the pasture, destroying it. Bilbo Wins Senate Seat in Mississippi Veteran Politician Defeats Senator H. D. Stephens JACKSON, Miss.— </}>)— Theodore G. Bilbo, a veteran of many politic;.! battles, apparently will be the United Slates senator from Mississippi. As returns ciime in from Tuesday's Democratic run-off primary, the Pop- larvillc preacher-politician appeared to have defeatel Senator Hubert D. Stephens, who ran 011 a "stand by President Roosevelt" program. The race was bitter and close and the incomplete returns first placed Bilbo dhead and then Stephens until the returns ran down toward the finish, where Bilbo spurted ahead. On returns from all except 195 precincts. Bilbo held a lead of more than 1000 over Stephens with indications iic would increase thc lead on later returns. Figures from 1.416 preeinls of the 1.641 in the- st.-ite. Bilbo polled 95,237 gainst Stephens' 91,117. Bilbo carried his home county. Fearl River. 2.790 votes to 399. On trie 'Poisoned Meat Thrown in Local Yard, But Hounds are Saved Neighbor Sees Something Thrown Into Bridewell Yard—Search Discloses 3 Strips of Poisoned Meat Dog-poisoners arc at work again in Hope, according to aroused residents or Shovcr street. & n. O. Bridewell advertised Wednesday a $5 reward for information regarding the person who is alleged to have tossed poisoned meat into his yard, al 317 Shovcr Tuesday night. A neighbor saw a man toss something into thc yard and, knowing that Mr. Bridewell kept three dogs, feared thc objects were poisoned food. He notified Mr. Bridewell immediately. A search revealed three strips of meat Hint had been slit open and .saturated with poison, according to Mr. Bridewell. Fortunately the dogs didn't have time to reach the meat, ond so "General," "Captain" and "Major" arc still alive today and kicking. Escaped Lion Shot Down in Richmond Beast Kills Horse, Threatens Terrorized Crowds, Finally Cornered RICHMOND, Va.— (/P) —A circus guard Wednesday shot to death a raging lion after the beast had broken open his cage during a parade, pulled down a wagon horse and scattered crowds in terror. The beast sought refuge in a sheet .metal works building scattering frightened employes. The guard prid policemen trapped the animal and killed it. Officers Blamed for Sea Disaster They Failed to Close Fire- Dors, Investigators Discover ,, BULLETIN ••> •^•IW-YORK.—(/P)—Humors that Captain Robert R. Willmott, who died several hours before his ship, the Morro Castle, was swept by flre, had met with foul piny, were spiked Wednesday by an officer of the line. Fourth Officer Howard Hanscn (eld Ihc Di-jKiriment of Commerce investigating board that he had been summoned ti> the dead captain's room and had tried to revive him. Haiiren said he saw no signs of violence. Southern Appeal to Be Decided at Session Saturday Decision Rests on Confer-' ence Between Wallace and the South J4 V j DROUTH LOSS CITED Smallest Crop on Record Removts Necessity, Says « Senator Bankhead WASHINGTON —(/P)— Outspoken opposition of' pome Cotton Belt congressional leaders to the operation this^ year of the rigid Bankhead cotton con- . trol act Wednesday brought forth the possibility that Sccreatary Wallace might ask President Roosevelt to defer or modify the operation of the act this season. Contending that the reason for the act, which was designed to prevent overproduction of cotton, has been removed by drouth conditions and voluntary acreage'reductions, making the 1934 cotton crop one of the smallest on record, a group of Southerners has appealed to Washington to suspend the law for this year. Just what action Wallace will take Democrats Sweep Wisconsin Polls Their Primary Shows Bigger Vote Than LaFollette or Republicans MILWAUKEE. Wis.(/Pj—The Democratic state ticket, strongly in support of President Roosevelt, apparently polled the biggc.'-t vote in the Wisconsin primary election Tuesday, leaving the new LaFollette Progressive party and the Republicans behind at the ^ratc of about 10 votes to the ~, prcbably dcpcnds"largci"y "on 'trie oiit- | come of a conference arranged Saturday between Wallace and a grouo of congressional leaders, including Senator Bankhead of Alabama, co-author of the bill. precinct. More than half the slate's precincts had reported Wednesday, showing Governor Albert G. Schmcdeman a big lead over his two opponents for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination. of Rotary International. Mystery of the disappearing hii$h heels! Read the surprising and unusual h.oluliun to this queer ease in The- American Weekly, the magazine distributed with next week's Chicago Herald and Examiner. —Adv. ace in the latter's home county, |Q . polling 1.351 votes to 1,933 for 'J elected a director of Rotary Interna- j other hand. Bilbo gave Stephens a liunal in 1928. In 1929-30 he was chair-'stiff rac man of the .service club committee of I'. I.: in HKiO-jl he was chairman of the aims and objects committee of fx.I.; in lSKiO-31 he was chairman ot the convcntio ncummiltcc for the Seattle convention; he was chairniun (ll'32-.')3i of (he general transportation arrangements committee for the W) eeiivi nliun. ami in 19/jM-3-l a member of the convention committee for the l!i:;i (Detroit) convention. At Detroit lie was unanimously elected president ASBURY PARK, N. J.—Responsibility for the enormity of the disaster which destroyed the Morro Castle with a loss of 132 lives was placed rquarely upon the shoulders of her officers and crew Tuesday by D. N. Hoover, chairman of the federal Board of Inquiry, after an inspection of the charred hull of the ship. It was their failure to swing the great iron corridor doors into place immediately after the fire was discovered in the writing room which allowed it to sweep unchecked through the ship, ho found. "I have b»<?n convinced from the first that if thoso doors hud been closed the fire could hove been controlled and HIP tragedy averted," Hoover raid. "After inspecting the i'hip I am of (ho same opinion. It would have made no difcrenco whether there was one fire or two burning simultaneously, that, was the way it .•ould have been checked and her •Missenger? could' have been saved. We .'ound one door that was almost clos- -d; the others had not been put in use at all." In the mad confusion of fire fight- : ng in which (be crew pitted its puny, indirected efforts against the consuming furnaco which was sweeping aft many of the ship's fire hydrants wore not used. Hoover said his inspection revealed. Admitting that the origin of the fire- may remain an unsolved mystery, he said that the interior of the ship is completely burned away, superstructure and holds alike. "There is no evidence that there was any explosion, however, other than those which might have been expected as the fire burned its way into the ship." he said. Mrs. J, L Barham Dies, Rosston Rd. Union the native son. Nearly complete unofficial returns from two of thc three congresisonal districts where contests were held showed Representative Jeff Busby, of the Fourth district, and Representative Russell El/.cy of the Seventh district trailing their opponents. In the Fourth district. Busby trailed District Attorney A. L. Ford of Ackerman, 10.-131; Ford 11.481. The vote from 2-10 out of 296 precincts in the Seventh district gave El- xey 17,530 and state Senator Dan Mc- Gchec of Moadville. 19.173. District Attorney Aubert C. Dunn was leading Thomas L. Bailey, speaker of the state House in the Fifth (Continued oa Page Three) Tuesday at Age of 70—Funeral Held Wednesday Mrs. J. L. Barham. 70, died Tuesday at her homo on thc Hope-Rnsston Italy Mobilizes Down to Age of 8 Mussolini Prepares Italian Kingdom for a^E peaiV'War ROME, Italy —(/P)— Italy's little boys turned Tuesday night from marbles to machine guns as Bcnito Mussolini ordered compulsory military training for all the nation's, males above the age of 8. Tile order—intended to make the Fascist land an "armed nation"—prescribed schooling in welfare for every Italian older than 8 and younger than 33. Tuesday night Italy's newspapers in huge headlines hailed thc ''revival of the spirit of the Ancient Romans" asserting unanimously that more and better trained material would be provided for the country's high-speed war machine. "Thc functions of the citizen and the soldic rare indivisible in the Fascist state," II Duce and his cabinet proclaimed a.s they decreed what was believed to be the most sweeping peacetime mobilization in history. Last month, at Bolonga, Mussolini warned that thc "idea of war is floating in the air,' and told Italy to get ready for war. Compuslory military training, the council .slated, is an "inlrcgal part ot the national legislation." Hcncefor ward "it begins as soon as a boy is old enough ,to learn and continues as long as a citizen is able to carry arms in defense of his country." Thc cabinet's move, it announced was intended to fan the love of war in Italy's youth. "The purpose of thc first stage of compulsory pro-military training," it said, "is to give boys a passion for military life through frequent contacts with thc armed forces whose warlike glories and traditions will be rc-cvok- 1." ' A liasion body between armed forces and all organizations co-operating in "thc formation of an armed nation" was instituted, with an army generally at its head. The purpose of the second stage of pro-military training, thc cabinet explained, "is to perfect thc spiritual, physical and military training of a young man so as to form a soldier physically and technically prepared as dii individual and to prepare the specialized element of which thc armed i'orccs have so much need—especially itc army and air forces." At 18 the Italian is obliged to bear jrms, the cabinet decreed, although 'ie remains under the jurisdiction of arbitration. Bankhead Takes Action JASPER, Ala.— (IP) —United States Senator John H. Bankhoad, one of the authors of the cotton control act, Tuesday advocated increasing individual allotments undc rthe act to cover "all cotton harvested this year." Thc Alabama senator said he would , confer with Secretary of Agriculture Wallace Saturday and would urge this action. conditions existing ai delay in getting tax exemption certificates issued to producers," v/cre among reasons advanced for the proposed allotment increase. Mr. Bankhead said that a crop less than, the 10.400,000 bales allowed as "tax free" under thc act would be harvested. "I favor, however, preserving the rights in the exemption certificates of all producers who were unable this year to produce the amount of cotton alloted to them as tax exempt," he said. "If the act is in operation next year these producers will be entitled to that much cotton in addition to the regular allotments made them undqr whatever allotment basis may be adopted for next year." "Eliminating thc tax en cottoni in excess of allotments, however, wi'l hot involve the continuance of.ths Bankhead cotton control act," the senator stresses. He said discussion of eliminating thc lax this year had caused some confusion. Enlargement of the allotments to permit sacl by fanners who have :otton in excess of their allotment ' will not put any more; cotton on the market than would bo .sold under the jrcsent. conditions, the senator said, pointing out that exemption ccrtifi- :atcs can be bought for four cents a pound from farmers who fail lo raise heir alloted number of bales. Under the latter plnn, Mr. Bankhead said, growers would net about the iverage price; per pound received for last year's crop. He said farmers will be given an ipportunity to vote on whether they want lo continue cotton control under H diferent basis than that applied this ^Br «r HI! ^esMoines Obtains Electric Service Plant Strikers and Company Agree to Arbitrate Differences DES MOINKS, Iowa.--(/p|--After a night of no electrical service here current flowed back into the wires fol- owinf a conference in which strike eaders and official:; of thc D?.s Moine.s Electric Liyhl company i cached an the Fascist organization—at 21 he under thc jurisdiction of thc army, ally Death resulted from apoplexy. Fu- | ncral and burial services were held j Wednesday afternoon at Forrest Hill ' cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Cole | of Frescott. : Surviving are two daughters. Mrs. Grudy Williams and Mrs. Howard Wright, one son J. E. Barham. England now has only oiw maker of hand-made nails; C. Williams lunis out 5 Opounds of giant barge nails in eight hours. Cotton Gin House at L. R, Destroyed $100,000 Loss Estimated in Southern Cotton Oil Co. Fire LITTLE ROCK — (/Pi— An early morning blaze destroyed the gin house of the Southern Cotton Oil company Wednesday, causing damage estimated by officials of the company al $100,000. Employes said the fire was caused by sparks from an electric wire whicli broke and fell into the cotton. Tiic strike began Tuesday niyht ; with all residents and some hospitals left without lights. Negro Gets 6 Years in Banks Gin Fire Chris Wheaton Sentenced on Plea of Guilty at Warren WAHRKN. Ark. - Chris Wheaton. negro, pleaded j;uilly in circuit court la^t week-end to setting fire to thc cotton yin of J. A. Lee. near Banks, several months ago. and was sentenced to six >ears in the- penitentiary. Four white men arc under indictment in connection with the case, and .' their triuls urc set for November 7.

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