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-Athdught Patience I* the support ft* ; Impatience f* the mm »f !itrciifrlh.-Coltnn. Tuesday tftfit aM Hi ««tj>** (Ion Wednesday; Cool* Wed- «cr,d*y, and W rt&rfh and trttl portltffts -Tuesday flight. HOPE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1935 « « + + «*«\is*-« r> NUMBER 8. ».-j~. *..._. _ VOLUME 37 l-iar of Hope 19; PfcBB, 1927; January IS, 1923; PRICE 5c COTTON TAXES ARE SLASH ,-—— •• —— 1 ft ft ft ft ft '• ft ft ft ft ft &•&•„.„ Here and There •Editorial By ALEX. H. WASHBURM- Y OU read in today's paper that business and politics differ sharply over long-range plans to bring back prosperity. Business, through its research bureau the Brookings Institution, declares the solution is "greater mass production—not. mere redistribution of existing income." Governor Futrell uttera a skeptical comment which I interpret as meaning "Piffle!" And yet, because prosperity is fun.' .<s)damenlnlly n business Issue rather than a polilical one, Iho case of Ihe Crucial Test for AAA Is Hog-Corn Vote October 26 Adverse Ballot Would Throw Production Wide Open, Officials Say EVERYBODY VOTES Farmers Not Signing in Past Will Ballot With Those Who Have Signed By WILLIAM S. WHITE Associated Press Correspondent WASHINGTON—(/P)—The administration is "going lo the country" on October 26 in a nation-wide referendum to determine whether corn and hog growers want continued the adjustment program for those commodities. An adverse vote, officials say, would throw production wide open. Unlike other major crops, corn and hogs arc grown so widely that elections will be held in every state in the union. Farmers who have not participated in the adjustment program will be eligible to vote along with the contract-signers. Government sources estimate there are more than 4,500,000 .. corn and hog growers in the country. « ' "nd that more than 3.000,000 of these »c- (ntgingvd-'tn -prortartlWrori-s •com-' mcrcial scale. Fear Huge Production The referendum attended as it is by European war scares and the emerging prospccl of coincident groat new foreign markets, is frankly regarded by AAA executives as the most crucial they ever hnve held, on the theory that if farmers ever arc likely to demand heavier production this is the time. Both Secretary Wallace and AAA administrator Davis, however, have publicly exhibited concern lest farmers seek again the huge production of the World war clays—a production which Davis says brought a "moment of false prosperity and then brought 1921 and the long ghost march of the yours that led up to (he dark days of 1932 and 1933." By Secret Ballot Tliis election, upon which depends the future of a program that has poured more than $300,000,000 into farmers' pockets in rental and benefit payments, will he conducted by secret ballot, not to hi: Brookings Institution must be heard. Today's dispatch outlines the report of Dr. Harold G. Moulton, head of Brookings Institution, as follows: The 51-year-old economist declared a world without depressions can be accomplished only if the benefits of increased efficiency of both humans and machinery arc passed along to the entire people in lower commodity prices. "It should be clearly understood that a mere redistribution of the existing income of society will not accomplish the desired results," Dr. Moulton asserted. He pointed out the average income In the most prosperous year was $GG5 and the addition of incomes from investments and corporation officials' salaries added a mere $140. "jhe paramount requirement is to increase progressively the total amount of income to be divided," he said. "Only if the aggregate income of 80 million dollars a year increases to 100 biilion.', to 150 billions, to 200 billions, will it be possible to achieve the goal desired." XXX But how to Increase that income? Well, there was a little "filler" item lit the bottom of page one of yesterday's Star which you might have noticed. It conveyed astonishing information. It said: In ordinary combustion of coal, we waste 99.9 per cent of its energy. If we could burn coal completely, so that there was no wasted energy, n lump the size of a pea would take a large stcam- jhip across,,the_Atlantic and back. "Of course we "wllf* never quite bo able to do that. But we will come a whole lot nearer it than we arc doing now—not only with coal but in our use of all the world's—commodities. The great wealth of America by comparison with oilier nations was founded on just such intelligent exploitation of the goods that uncivilized people keep on using in the same manner year after year without improvement. So in the future must we look to industrial refinements for any increase in material wealth. XXX Political government determines in a measure how wealth shall be divided AFTER it is produced—but business must first produce it. BritainJWill_Seek Peace With Italy Control Board to Earthquakes Strike Montana Sir Samuel Hoare Announces Policy to the Parliament Ethiopians Reported Cut to Pieces in Unscheduled Attack on Italians TIRED OF WAITING Hundreds Killed, Say Messengers Reaching Addis Ababa Tuesday LONDON, Eng.—(fl>)-Sir Samuel j Honrc, foreign secretary, Tuesday told ! the House of Commons that Great Britain plans no military action against Italy. He urged that a short breathing spell before the application of economic sanctions against Mussolini's government be used in another attempt for a peaceful settlement of the Italo-Ethiopian situation. Ethiopians Defeated ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — (Exchange Telegraph)—Runners reaching the capital from the war zone said Tuesday that Ethiopian forces in the north appeared to have suffered defeat at the hands of an Italian detachment, receiving heavy casualties. The runners reported that Salassic's warriors became impatient at the restraint imposed on them and launched nn attack, Hundreds were reported killed. Italians to Move Up WITH THE ITALIAN FIELD HEADQUARTERS, in. Northern Ethiopia— (Copyright Associated ..Press)—General Emilio DC Bono pronounced his troops in excellent condition Tuesday, apparently on the eve of n new assault, and pledged himself to the complete submission of Ethiopia. With the next objective the important caravan trail center of Makalc, about 60 miles southeast of Acluwa, it was believed no major clash would occur between the Italian and Ethiopian troops on this northern front for some weeks. Ethiopian Chiefs Surrender ASMARA. Eritrea (Italian)—(Monday, delayed, AP)—A number of Ethiopian chieftains beyond the present front line of the Italian army presented themselves Tuesday to the One good chemist might do more for I three northern headquarters at the cotton slates than all the politic- | Adigrat, Entiscio and Aduwa, and inns in history. An engineer cliscov-imade their submission, ered how to separate the seed from I By these acts of allegiance the ter- cnttun wealth. wearing multiple cotton garments oth- by machinc.-y— and created About the time women quit er engineers came along to demand „ .... ... b - v thc voter. | vast quantities of cotton for nutomo- I nicd it He will be asked to answer yes or no ; bile tires. ' to the questioit~"Do you favor a : The automobile that you drive today, with vast power and speed, runs farther on a gallon of gasoline than the flivver of a decade apo—and if ritory extending many miles beyond the area now held by Fascist troops came under nominal Italian control although troops have not yet occu- , - ,. - - corn-hog adjustment program to follow the 1035 program which expires November 30. lB35?"-ancl to signify whether he is a co-operating power, oiling places, to be established at you were content with filvvcr power uncl .speed today your car might be ,- -- ,, ./ ~ m v.«H ItllLIIll community centers, will be open froml made to run 50 milts to the gallon 8 a. in. to 10 p. m. ] every mechanic knows Hundreds of thousands of leaflets \ This is the thing thai creates wc-ilth entitled, "Shall corn-hog adjustment continue?" will be distributed. These caflets bear a table saying corn was cent sa bushel in 19;)2-;i3 and 82 cents a bushel in 19:14-35; that hogs were $3.3G per hundred pounds in 1932-3.'! and $7.10 per hundred pounds in 1934-35. -knowledge and discovery applied to King George Falls for Bagpipes GLASGOW. - (XI') - King George, sharing the Prince of Wales', new enthusiasm for the skirl of the bagpipes, recently made Pipe Major John McDonald "honorary royal piper." FLAPPER~FANNY nto. u. s. PAT, orr. the worftl of commerce. It has not touched the world of cotton as much as we would desire. But as part and parcel of a nation which has successfully applied mechanical knowledge more than any other nation we can't help but have faith in thu future. Prospect for Peace ROME, Italy.—(/P)—An Italian government spokesman Monday night gave new credence lo the likelihood that Great Britain will trade the with- j Be Selected for Local Boys Band Group of Nine Will Be Selected at Hope Meeting 5 p. in. Tuesday TO REPRESENT CITY One Member to Be Selected From Each of Nine Hope Organizations A control board of nine members to keep check on property of thc Hope Boys Band, their finances, and to perform other dulies, will be appointed at an organization meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday. The meeting will be held at the office of the Arkansas Natural Gas company, South Elm street. L. E. Grumpier, band master, will be in charge. Thc board is to be made up of one member each from thc following or- ganizationsr Rotary club. Kiwanis club. B. & P. W. club, City Council, Hope High School. Auxiliary of the Boys Band, American Legion, Young Business Men's association, and thc Auxiliary of the American Legion. Each of thc above organizations arc asked to have a representative present. Others who desire to attend thc meeting arc wlcomc, Mr. Grumpier announced. Mrs. E. P. Young of the'Auxiliary of thc Boys band reported Tuesday that Luther Garner, Jr.. had been awarded thc prize for selling the most tickets to the Hope-Arkadelphia 1 game last week. He sold 27 tickets and was presented with a baseball bearing, thc signatures of players on the New York Giants baseball team. E.''P.~ Young, Jr., was runner-up in the contest. He sold 26 tickets. Mrs. Young reported additional donations Tuesday which brought the benefit fund to $847.29. Thc new uniforms arc expected to arrive here this week. Previously acknowledged $638.79 Scott Store 2.50 Burr Store 2.50 C. V. Nunn 2.50 Joe Houston 1.00 Total J6-17.29 "B" Team Meets Blevins at 7:45 North County Fans Coming Here for Extra Game Tuesday night The Bobcat "B" team will pit its strength against thc Blevins High School football squad Tuesday night under thc lights at thc high school stadium here. Thc game starts at 7:45. Season tick- drawal of some of her great warships c ts will not be honored. A large delc- from thc Mediterranean for recall of Italian regiments from Libya. "There arc grounds for belief," the spokesman declared, thai statesmen of the two nations arc considering such an exchange. Just before Ihc spokesman gave this guarded hint, Sir Eric Drummond, British ambassador, was closeted with Fulvio Suvich, Mussolini's sub-secretary for foreign affairs. Thus the | Briton carried on the conversations he i started last Friday in an audience with Mussolini, himself. Monday's spokes-man said he could not estimate the number of soldiers Italy might be willing to withdraw from Libya, her northern Africa colony which fronts on the western bor- _ ,dcr of Egypt. That would be a mat- L 0 111 blllations !ter flir -t alv ' s general staff. • — ' Only recently official sources said Redistribution Not the Only Problem Artificial Said to Block Trend" to Cheaper Prices LITTLE nOCIclMV-Govcrnor Fu- rcll look issue Tuesday wilh a recommendation by the Brookins Institution for preventing depressions by effective distribution of great mass production through lower prices. The governor declared: "The worker without a job can not buy price." J (Continued on page three) Million Loss in New Hurricane It you've got a funuy outfit ou, the teugh'a OQ you. More Production, Not Less PITTSBURGH, Pa.-(A>)-The Brook- ngs Institution reported Monday niuht hat after a three-year study it has Concluded American depressions ••-•>" »t "ny! Eastern End of Jamaica Island Is Reported to Be Badjy Damaged KINGSTON. Ja.-(/P)—Damage from Jamaica's second hurricane in a month prevented by effective distribution ' was C!itimatcd ut 5^,500,000 Monday )f a greater mass production through "tehl as reports showed the eastern lower prices. Dr. Harold G. Moulton. head of thc - , ..institution, which is devoted to social' mimc ' llt end of the island was hard hit. Small growers were appealing to the gov- service research, gave the report to the Fulk Foundation, sponsor of the inquiry, and 300 execlulives from every field of endeavor. The 51-year-old economist declared a world without depressions can be Travelers returning here said fully 80 per cent of Ihc fruit-laden trees in the island's east and northeast districts had been stripped or blown down by the fringe of the powerful accomplished only if the benefits of fCoiitinucd on page three) r-ionn Hoads that were raged past blocked by the island, j fallen trees ! gallon from Blevins plans to accompany thc team here. I The Bobcat first-string squad con- I tinned to point Tuesday toward their battle here Friday night with thc Nashville Scrappers. Both teams arc believed to be evenly matched, much rivalry exists, and the best game on thc schedule is promised. Bankhead Case Is Set November 11 Government Given Three Weeks to Answer Challenge From Georgia WASHINGTON—(#>)—Thc Supreme Court gave the government three weeks Monday to prepare arguments acainst Georgia's request for a direct conslilutional test of the Bankhead cotton control act. The administration lawyers were told they had until November 11 to show why Gov. Eugene Tah.iadge's stale should not be permit led to present to thc tribunal its j objections lo the ginning tax law. After the government files its brief, the court must rule whether the suit —Ihc first brought by a state against any New Deal legislation—qualifies on jurisdictionul grounds. There was no change in the stalus of thc important Hoosac mills case challenging the validity of farm processing laxcs. Solicitor General Stanley .Iced failed to file the expected motion lo expedite the hearing on th AAA case. Bul other government spokesmen said there had been no alteration of this plan. Some Europeans have an old super- —Chicago Bureau, NBA Service. Two persons were kilcd, scores injured, and over two hundred industrial buildings and homes were damaged so seriously that they will have to be razed, by a severe earthquake that shook Helena, Mont., last week-end, climaxing n week of minor shocks. The above photo shows the National Biscuit company warehouse there, Us wall crumbcld by the trcmblors. © Injunction Stops ase Road District Bondholders Halt Repurchase of State's Direct Bonds LITTLE ROCK—(#>)—Federal Judge Martincau granted a temporary restraining order Tuesday enjoining the State Refunding Board from using any funds from the road district refunding bonds redemption account for pur- chasnig obligations against the slate. The order, obtained by Pcltason, Tcncbaum & Harris, Inc., St. Louis bond brokerage house, restrains the State Refunding Board from spending any of the $696,000 in the road district account foi- "A" bonds at prices higher than the tender of tre St. Louis firm on "B" bonds. Landon, of Kansas, G. 0. Possibility Republican Cut State's Debt 22 Million Dollars in Three Years TOPEKA, Kan.—(/P)—Gov. Alf M. Landon, who hears himself mentioned with increasing frequency as Republican presidential material, likes old hats, old shoes and a mellow pipe. The governor himself is silent to all questions about his posssible candidacy hul Ihe lalk in political circles Delinquent List Appears Thursday To Be Published Jointly by Hope Star and the Washington Telegraph The list of delinquent tax lands in Hempstcad county, which is being published jointly by The Star and the weekly paper at Washington, W. H. Ettcr's Washington Telegraph, will make its first appearance Thursday, October 24. County Clerk Ray McDowell completed the compilation of the list from the tax records given him by Sheriff Jim E. Boarden, over the weekend, and linotype composition of the list is nearly complete. The list will be published twice by both the Hope daily and the Washington weekly, appearing October 24 and the following Tluu-sday, October 31. The date of the sale of delinquent lands is Monday, November 4. and telegraph communication with the I stilion that animals take on the pow- crippled. cr of speech at Christmas. :if "favorite son" possibilities. A stock broad-shouldered man with a deliberate manner, Landon has about '•• him an undeniable "home-spun" air lhat has made him a wide circle of Wends. He admits he is no great ' speaker. He prefers a dsk for his Feet and a "loaded" pipe to public i appearances. | Landon is serving his second term., He won his first in spite of Demo- j cratic landslide which engulfed former I Vicc-Presidcnt Curtis, on the national ' ickct with President Hoover. Landon's booslers are pathcrinu up [ he records of his acts in behalf of I •-tatc economy as material for spread- j ng the Landon boom. i They point to thc "pay-as-you-go" i drive which, under Landon's leader- j "hip, has reduced Ihc per capita school cost 21 per cent; balanced the state jooks July 1 with an unencumbered cash balance of more than a million dollars; reduced the state and local governmental unit indebtedness $22.000,000 in three years: cut the assessed valuation of real estate approximately 17.5 per cent; and reduced automobile The only new i income tax. 4 Local Negroes Face Ton' Charges Arrested in Texarkana and i Are Returned Here for Arraignment Four Hope negroes were arrested at Texarkana Sunday on request of Sheriff Jim Bearden and returned here to face charges of being implicated in confidence games. The negroes are: William Bryant, James Ward, David Claborn, and Ola Johnson. Several decks of cards and pocketbooks were found in possession Federal Pension Fund by January Awaits Congressional Vote —But States Will Have . . to Match .Money WASHINGTON Security Board began . The -Soda'* a top-speed >j Gin Tax Reduced to 145 Cents, arid '*; Exemption Is Cui I Price of Exemption Cer-,-, tificates Reduced Front ^ 5 Cents to 4 •' '•' ...... , ^ ! OLD POOL CLOSED Regular 1935 Surplus Certificate Pool Will Be ; Opened Soon WASHINGTON -(^)- A reduction in the Bankhead cotton ginning tax to' 5.45 cents per pound of lint cotton, ef-< f fective as of October 21, was anotuiced.^ Tuesday by, the AAA. ' ~ o {i'J The Bankhead law provides that the ft' tax be collected on all cotton gintf« * in excess of the national allotment ^ v The AAA said 10.9 cents per pound * "&' had been determined as the average price of line cotton "for a represen-' tative period." At the same time the AAA announc- ( , ..< ed a reduction in the sale price of cot- n ,*, A; ton tax exemption certificates from 5" n '^ jto 4 cents per pound. With this reduction the farm administration said the special surplus cotton tax exemption certificate pool has been closed and the regular 1935 national pool will be opened soon. : ;—«• « • A. J. Martin Dies in Nevada County Succumbs Suddenly at Age of 71—Funeral Is Held'^ Monday Afternoon A. J. -Martin, 70 f was found dead " earlyj. Siiriday morning at his home •" >iai southern Nevada .county', '' ~ '"' drive Tuesday to complete arrangements for making old-age grants to the states as soon as congress appropriates money in January. The federal government will offer pensions up to $15 per month for the aged and needy, providing the states match such funds. Pulaski Woman, Missing, Is Slain Body Found in Forest Two Months After Strange Disappearance LITTLE ROCK—Search for Mrs. Olive Hood Bradshcr, 52, wife of £>ick Bradsher, who disappeared August 24 from their home three miles west of Woodson, ended Monday when Tom Wells, farmer, living 16 tniles southwest of Little Rock, found her body i deep in a dark pine forest near his home. The discovery opened a murder case for Sheriff V. A. Ruckcr of Saline county as officers found evidence that the woman was put to death there, a "18 •» rJ ^ ing from natural causes. Funeral services were held at 4 p, m. Monday from his home. Burial was in Ebenezer cemetery. Mr. Martin had lived in southern Nevada comity about 20 years. He is survived by one brother, G. A, Martin of Hope. John Martin of Pauls Valley, Okla., and Miss Grace Martin, of Oklahoma City, attended funeral services. According to officers, the admitted they were in thc "con" racket, bul denied having obtained any money at Man Unidentified in Woods Death Fingerprints Fail to Unravel Name of Victim Nine Days Later As the ninth day drew to a close Tuesday, all efforts to identify the body of a man held at Hope Furniture company morgue had failed. More than 400 persons have viewed the body. Policemen Clarence Baker sent fingerprints of the man to the Bureau of Identification, Washington, D, C., in an attempt to clear up his identity. The prints came back Monday with a few yards from where the body was j notation that the bureau had no prints found in the southeastern section of j on file that would match. Saline county, a few miles north of ] The body will continue to be held the Grant county line and six miles here, with probable burial the latter west of the Pulaski county line. Coroner J. P. Sims of Saline county, part of this week. A death musk of the man, showing who with Deputy Sheriff Jeff Davis of every wrinkle, mold and feature of the Bauxite, spent most of the clay on the | face, has been made by Rufus Hem- scone, announced that he was convinc- | don, Jr. If the body is not identified, ed the woman had been clubbed to i ihc mask will be kept after burial to death and that thc murder occurred be used in further atlcmpts at identi- aboul 30 feel from where Ihe body ] ficalion. was found. ; The man is about 60 years old, Dick Bradsher, Ihe husband, who | we ighs 160 pounds, and Ihe complex- with three others, was held in Ihc Pu- j ion is dark. He was found unconscious laski county jail for questioning fol- nine days ago in a strip of woods near lowing the woman's disappearance, Guernsev , He dicd in a hospilal here Oklahoma to Face Ballot on Repeal W. C, T. U Calls Meeting to Resist Repealists in State Referendum license fees 50 per cent. tax added has been a The state is one of the few without sales tax. Landon himself, leaves all the "pointing with pride" to hi* friends. and sums up his governorship with these words: "When I sit back in my old ea.s.v chair in years lo come. I'll console myself by saying thul I was governor OKLAHOMA CITY, bitter fight over a projxjsed plan for eutriyhl repeal of Oklahoma's liquor prohibition slalutes impended Monday. Stale WCTU leaders called a special executive board meeting as repeal proponents prepared lo file an initiative petition with thc secretary of state, probably Tuesday, asking a vote o o outright repeal. Governor E. W. Marland, who ha? been seeking some "middle course" of .strict control, does not favor flat repeal, but proponents of the plan contend the legislature can fix necessary told officers several woks ago thai he i last, saw his wife at 8:30 a. m. August ! 24 when he left their home lo go lo a field several miles distant. She was in the yard of the home. Bradsher and the others were released after a few days. Since then, officers learned yesterday. Bradsher had sold home of his | furniture and had stored the remaind: er before entering the United States i Veterans hospital at Fayetteville. Ben [Newell, farmer, living in the Brad- isher home, yesterday said Bradshcr I left here several weeks ago for thc | hospital. He said he had recived sev- Okla.-|/P)—A j (,-,-al letters from Bradsher since. Sheriff Branch and his deputies who investigated the woman's disappearance were of the opinion lhat Mrs, Bradsher was slain by moonshiners »s she was said lo have had informed officers of Ihe location of several si ills thereby incurring enmity of illicit liquor makers and sellers. that afternoon. Exports Move Up on Seasonal Basis 15 Per Cent Gain Se ber Over August Is to Be Normal tem- aid when Kansas had it biggest bond scandal, its worst drouth, hottest safeguards. weather, the most terrific relief prob- ' It signatures on the petition are »uf- lems and most days of u legislature it j iver had." ' (.Continued on pase three) Grrcnlaud Peak Omiuered KREDERIKSHAAB, Grecnlaml-i/Pi— Thv highest peak of eastern Green- '.itiul. an unnnamcU mountain of 11.700 feel sighted near Scorcsbv Sound by Col. Charles Lindbergh when he and his wife flew across Greenland in 1932. has been scaled by a Dane and four Englishmen. They took 17 days to reach the summit. I WASHINGTON—(VPi--Uiuted States exports in September were shown by Commerce Department figures Monday lo havo increased 15 per cent over August, aboul normal. Imports declined four per cent, while usually the import drop is about one per cent from August to September- Compared with September, 1931, exports last month were four per cent urcali'r and imports 23 per cent great- Li*. The export gain was accounted for largely by ihc usual increase in ex- poils of agricultural commodities al Ihis lime o fthe year, while live im- porl decline was attributed lo thc exhaustion of the Cuban sugar quota. Thc favorable balance in September was $86,536.000 against S39.655.0UO in September, 1934.

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