Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on November 6, 1935 · Page 1
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*'-"•#?'/ C f? . ISfwif';" -'V- ' r<- *' < - ""'<•'* V?" l l \;$/' " . * n — Pfertly >i VU u, t \vcrttwr Wednesday nfgfet AIM, HOPE, ARItANSAS.WEDNESt^y, NOVEMBER ti,1936 8wr of tlope 1*«9; Press, 1927; A>nsolldalo<J January 18, 1023. fn t Al»)--Mnit 21 AraL-~Mffuyi VOLUME 37-4J Here and There •Editorial By ALBC. H. WASHBMW ISH, ITALIANS AT rr I City Delinquents State Charity Revenue to Wit Labor Angry and " ere on Street Tax to Total of $1.1.26,600 for Year Disillusioned in t M**n«t«%f ••*•••*••••••*•*•••» —-_ _^i. .* ^ A .M 4 | ' ' * '. *' ' . ' .;»,•_•••'' _^ '^. '•'' _. ^ " A Republican Gains n New York Point to Battle in '36 G. 0. P. Chairman Fletcher Forecasts "Downfall" in Nation VOTE 1N~KENTUCKY Democratic Nominee Leads Republican on First Few Returns LETTER-WRITER in another Arkansas newspaper has this to say : -' n m y wa V °( thinking Arkansas '_ '_-.:.! . S) should have free textbooks, and I think a very good plan would be to tax all snuff and tobacco to buy free books for each child in thc state. . . . There arc those who will use snuff and tobacco while their children have to go without schoolbooks. That letter-writer is , C. A. Byrd, of Springfield. In fighting for free textbooks Mr. Byrd is only asking tile people to do what the founders of this country expected them to' do when those founders wrote free, public education into the cardinal law of thc land. But it is one thing to appeal for a crusade—and quite another thing to. be able to actually launch that crusade. It is the business of a newspaper not only to halp a worthwhile public appeal but to show how that appeal can be translated into action. And action in tills case, as in most public cases, depends entirely on the finding of tax revenue. XXX I don't know whether Mr. Byrd realizes it or not, but the possibilities' of tobacco taxation were largely, exploited years ago. This writer himself urged the school tax on tobacco in the El Dorado Daily News as early as 1923. In my office hangs 'a framed letter that the great C. P. J. Mooney, editor of the Memphis Commercial Appeal, wrote to me in 1926—two months before he died. Mr. Mooney wrote: I dbn'.t care anything about the rich and the powerful. I do have an ambition to do something for' the common everyday man. I am Interested In the young^ihcrefprc, lam fighting for^tbftftobii ' ;_ on their land! QuMjidustrial.'.dci vtlopmcnt is separating • top many of our people into industrial pursuits. Industry dies, but thc soil never dies if it is cared for. Mr. Byrd may not have seen re- WASHINGTON-(/P)-Thc downfall of the Democratic party in 1936 was forecast Wednesday by Chairman Henry P. Fletcher of thc Republican National Committee on the basis of Tuesday's elections. Democrats in Kentucky LOUISVILLE, Ky.— UP)— First scattered returns Wednesday from Kentucky's gubernatorial election Tuesday gave Lieutenant Governor Chandler, Democratic nominee, a slight lead over Judge King Swope, Republican, but insufficient to indicate the trend. Ten precincts gave Chandler 1,128; Swopc 995, ' Republicans Gain • ALBANY, N: Y;-(/P)-Republicans apparently had regained control of assembly of Now York state's night from 96 to 150 districts. Republicans ousted Democrats from three scats in Erie, three in Monroe ! and one in Renssclaer county. Thc Republicans were ahead in Greene county on thc basis of incomplete returns. Thc trend in other sections appeared to be normal, and if it continues so, the Republicans will have as least 80 seats in thc 1936 assembly, a working majority of five. The count in thc 1935 assembly is Democrats 77, Republicans 73. Democratic leaders in New York city have not conceded defeat, but Assembly Speaker Irwin Stcingut, in a telephone conversation congratulated Republican Assembly Speaker Irving M. Ivcs, on thc apparent victory. "Thc people have spoken, thc results arc decisive," Ives said. "The New Deal in thc state of New York has been repudiated." Republican state Chairman Melvin C, Eaton, in a York city, said statement in New thc results "clearly showed a trend away from thc New Deal." Kentucky Boxes Locked LOUISVILLE, Ky. — (/P) — Reports from more than three-fourths of Kentucky's 120 counties indicated Tuesday night that approximately 1,100,000 voters—thc largest turnout in thc cent tax figuroh on tobacco, but they show that we have already levied us much as we are likely to get in this direction. In 1900 the cigarette industry paid taxes of $3,969,191. But by 1934 the cigarette tax bill had risen to $350,299,442—an increase of 8,725 per cent! So it is fair to conclude that tobacco has been pretty thoroughly exploited as a source of taxation. But the problems of free textbooks, reduction in the land tax, and homestead-exemption—so that "our people will remain on their land"—these problems still confront us. XXX The editor of The Star.can sec no possible solution for these problems except as we agree to, slap taxation l upon a constantly broader base, That i.s the reason we are strenuously defending the state's package- liquor store law. The state has already collected $474,000 in liquor taxes, i It is collecting on a permanent basis of about $400,000 a year. There is no moral question here. The tax collector i.s always a Roman; The Star was a pinner for the stale City Delinquents on Street Tax to Be Haled in Court Council Orders Ridgdill to Proceed With Police Warrants BEER LIBERALIZED Hours for Sunday Selling Are Broad en ecl^to 8 a. m. to 10 p. m. Police Chief John W. Hidgdill scan- ^ , ncd a long list of names Wednesday | tate . and prepared to issue warrants agalnBt'Boonev.le and the Thomas C. McRae Hope citizens refusing to pay $2.50 M^^anatonum^or negro*, city street tax. Chief Ridgdill's action Wednesday followed a meeting of the city council Tuesday night in Which members of the council unanimously urged collection of the tax. I State Charity Revenue to Wit Total of $1,I26,6OO for Year Liquor Gallonage Tax Alpne Running at Rate of $402,636 Annually for State's Needy LITTLE ROCK.—Revenues for the Department of Public Welfare for the present fiscal year, based on actual-'receipts for the first four months of;the year, were estimated at $1.120,292 in a statement sent to all members of the Welfare Commission Tuesday by Kenneth B. Cogcr, acting commissioner. ,-'. The statement, which the Executive'«>'• . '' r—•' Committee instructed the commission- cr to prepare, pointed but that only one lump sum appropriation of $500,000 will be available from the sales tax and that under the law $300,000 of that'amount, will.be transferred to the charities fund to supplement the maintenance funds of State Hospital, the Sanatorium at jThe law provides, Mr. Cogef said in a letter accompanying the statistical data sent to the commission members, that $300,000 may be transferred from the welfare fund each fiscal year, while the $500,000 appropriated from wiecuon 01 tnc lax. the 35 per cent of the sales tax allot- The council ordered Ridgd.ll to is- led to thc neral revenuc fund will sue warrants against rebellious de- be available onl for , he fisc(1 , year linquent taxpayers, and let the matter be settled In court. lending next June 30. The legislature 'did not make a corresponding appro- A special day>ill be set aside next pri8tion for tnc second year of '.the week for the hearings, the police chief bicnnium. . ' . , . __ .* J ^tLll __ 1!_J2?' ^.t iL_ ««., 1ir«*l.*r.f* . Unless the 1937 legislature votes an emergency appropriation to make sales tax money available for welfare purposes during the second half of •the fiscal year beginning next July 1, or relieves the welfare fund of the $300,000 a year transfer to the charities fund, the latter fund will receive from the welfare fund during the present biennium $100,000 more than the welfare fund will receive 'from sales tax sources during that period. $53,650 for Administration The appropriation for administrative expense of the Welfare Department is $53,65(L,a year and if monthly allot- rnents bf $75,000 to , the counties are ed^ life ^rhpun't -so. • disbursed '' said. Cbllcction of the tax Wednesday noon totaled $345. A reported adjustment of police salaries by. thc council .Tuesday night failed to materialize. The matter was not discussed. Police salaries, temporarily held up, were ordered paid. . . Beer Hours Liberalized Hours for the selling of beer in Hope on Sunday were liberalized by the council. Cafes and drink stands were formerly required to cease selling beer at 6 p. m., but a new ordinance was adopted .Tuesday night allowing sales from-8 in the morning until 10 at night. '''.--. The council ordered , purchase of .; -a. carte^d; of sand/anfl gravel in^whlch' Hope 'property : owners willing'to cooperate with the federal Works Pro-, gross Administration "'(WPA) may build, sidewalks in front of their homes at a cost of only $14 per 50 running feet. The $14 charge covers the property owners share of building a concrete' sidewalk four feet wide, four inches thick, and 50 feet long. Hope property owners interested in thc plan may remit to City Treasurer Charles Reyncrson, where further information may be obtained if desired. Alderman Carter Johnson reported that the city had a six-month supply of wocd on hand to bo used as fuel for the water and light plant, and asked suspension of further purchase until half of thc present supply was used. October Police Report The police report for month of October: Arrests 34; amount of fines $152.50; fines suspended by court 10; cases appealed none; cases dismissed 12; prisoners working out fines on streets G for $55; cash collected on fines $78; cash collected for trash hauling $85; apparent deficit, under the estimated budget, . 1 The first transfer of $50,000 frorn the welfare fund to the charities fund was made October 1 upon certification by the. state comptroller to thc 'Welfare Commission and the slate treas- ur£r that the money was required .to maintain the charitable institutions amj the comptroller has informed the cohimlssion that about $35,000 a month will be required during the remainder; of the fiscal year, which, would practically consume the $300,000 authorized by Act 321 of 1935. , Estimated Revenue Welfare fund revenue by sources was estimated as follows for the fiscal • year: Balance July 1, 1935 $ 120,000.00 Pool table tax '..... 2,319.44 Slot machine tax 13,783.95 Wine Permits :. 9,640.96 Liquor gallonagc tax 402,636.30 One-third of net receipts from dog racing 33,178.53 Sales tax 500,000.00 Ode-third of net receipts : from horse racing 35,000.00 b<Mtf87jSOO'and If all the' adminis.trsr tivc appropriation is used, total disbursements for the fiscal year will be $841,150, which is approximately $21,000 more than will be left from estimated revenue, after $300,000 is transferred to the charity fund. Mr. Coger said it is believed that revenue increases above thc average for the first four months of the fiscal year and savings in the administrative account will be sufficient to cover Hie •Total .,„ ...$1,120,292.02 Actual receipts from April 1 to-October 1 totaled $378,925.43. Expenditures Summarized Disbursements for that period totaled $169,648.70, and the $50,000 .transferred to the charities fund increased outlays from welfare sources to $219,648>70, leaving a balance-'of $159,276.73 as of October 8. ' • Expenditures from Ajpril ~ J^mbt 1 ^. \vci-e listed, .as Salaries ft!ES;r:.: ; .....v...-.:...:::..::.-;..:.-.:v.'.$ll;l9B 1 39' Extra help' .•:..:.; ................ . ............. i. Maintenance :.. ........... :>. ................ .... ,2,527:8! Travel expense ...: .............. . ......... 3,279.1! Per diem board members ........ 395.IX Equipment ...... . ............................. .... 1,943.98 Total administrative expense <o October 1 .. .............................. $19,648.70 Allotments to counties from August 15 to December 31 at the rale of $75,000 a month, already approved by the Executive Committee, total $337,500. state's history—decided the heated I sales tax at a time when other papers gubernatorial contest between A. B. (Happy' Chandler, Democrat, and Ying Swopc, Republican. Two men ,irc killed and two others wound- 'i in shooting and cutting affraiyh. The voters' verdict will not bo .known until later in the week. Under Kentucky's deluycd-count law, intended to prevent fraud, thc metal ballot boxes, each padlocked with four different locks, were under guard in 119 courthouses and one armory Tuesday night pending the start of thc tabulation at 10 a. m. Wednesday. Democrats in Jersey NEWARK, N. J— (/P)-Domocrats (Continued on page six) RAPPER bANNY HUS. U. B. PAT. Off. actively opposed it. If we dared to say that the state shall tax the bread men put in their stomachs, and the clothes they put on their back, we' dare to also say that liquor shall not go tax-free. RotaryTlub Will Meet on Thursday Switches From Friday Schedule to Accomodate Farm Meeting Hope Rotary club will met at 12:30 o'clock Thursday instead of Friday, this week only, to accomodatc a large farm meeting scheduled at thc Friday noon hour. The announcement was made in thc club letter addressed to the local membership late Tuesday by the Rev. Thomas Brewster. U makes you sore lor your to spar. Weather Cancels Wrestling Meet Put Off to Saturday, With New Card, Because of Heavy Rain Threatening rain caused postponement at noon of the American Legion wrestling program for Wednesday night at Fak Park, Promoter Bert My u Id in announced. The program will be staged Saturday night with an entirely new card, Mauldin said. The new arena and seats will be completed at that time and we hope to continue the pro- grqims each week without further interruption. Mauldin said. Hurricane Again Turns to Florida West Coast Alarmed as Terror Reverses Its Course in Gulf JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — (/P)— West Coast residents Wednesday anxiously watched weather reports as a tropical hurricane which left eight dead on the eastern seaboard apparently re- curved in the Gulf of Mexico to menace the shoreline along the Gulf, The New Orleans weather bureau located the center of thc disturbance Wednesday morning about 275 miles Water and light plant 5,000.00 southeast of Port Eacls, La., moving in balance on fines uncollccted $9. City Treasurer report for month of October: Receipts— Balance on October 1 $ 647.46 Street tnx 187,50 Con'- license 160.91 Trash hauling 85.00 Telephone tolls .35 Total 6,159.22 Disbursements— September salaries $2,032.81 Bills paid 1,416.03 Cemetery salary 25.00 Hospital fee 25,00 Total $3,498.84 Balance in bank 11, 1, 35 $2,660.38 $6,159.22 Allen Withdraws From Senate Race a west northwesterly direction. The Jacksonville weather station siiid there was no immediate danger to thc west Florida coast. Farm Boys Pledge Safety on Highway Vocational Group Sends Resolution to Arkansas State Rangers LITTLE ROCK—Governor Futrcll, Revenue Commissioner Earl R. Wiseman and S'upt. Gray Albright of thc State Rangers have received copies of a resolution adopted by the Calico Rork Chapter of thc Future Farmers Old Long Organization! of America, an organization of voca- f\ n/r TT. '4- 1 T> ' tional agricultural student* in the Once More United Behind A. J. Eellencler BATON ROUGE, La.— (ff>)~ Governor O. K. Allen withdrew Tuesday night from the race for the United States senate seat left vacant by thc issassination of Senator Huey P. Long and it was understood he would set a special election date Wednesday u> fill the unexpircd term. The announcement of the governor's withdrawal which followed a conference with administration leaders in the capitol here, left Allen J. Ellender, .speaker of the housv of representatives, as thc administration's candidate for thc full term. Previously, it had been planned to tional agricultural students in I he- public schools, pledging its members to exercise greater caution in driving in an cfforc to reduce autobomile accidents. Thc resolution was signed by 48 members of the Calico Rock chapter and by V. H. Wohlford, agricultural instructor in the high school at that place. Copies were s'ent to President Roosevelt, Senators Robinson and Caraway, Congressman John E. Miller and R. B. Smith, state supervisor of vocational agriculture. "Realizing thc steady increase in motor vehicle accidents in Arkan»n Blevins Defeats Prescott7toO Defeat Costly to Wolves Whittaker Being Laid Up With Injury PRESCOTT, Ark.—The Blevins Higl School football team pushed over touchdown in the second quarter defeat the Prescott Curly Wolves here Tuesday afternoon, 7 to 0. Scheduled as a "warm up" eontes to prepare thc Wolves for their annual battle here Friday night agains Hope, the scrappy team from Blevin showed great strength in defeating the heavier Frescott team. After a scoreless first quarto;-, Smitl of Blevins took a pass out of the ai and ran to the two-yard line wher he was brought down, Honea streak ed around his left end on the nex play and across the goal line. A pas. to Smith netted the extra point to Blevins. Prescott's defeat was costly. Whit taker, Prescott buckfield player, wa injured and carried from the fielc It was doubtful Wednesday whethe he would get into the Prcscott-Hop battle here Friday night. Stephens' passing and Stewart' punting for the Blevins Hornets stooi out. Nolen, Smith, Bonds, Honea aiv Sage turned in a good game fo Bluvins. For the Wolves, Whittaker, Grimes and Broomficld were thc best players Coach Dobbic Huic said Wedncsdaj that he did not consider the game < regulation contest, "but go ahead and fay what you want to in print—I've been catching thc devil all season any- Prince 'Speed Up" of Assembly- Line Brings Agitation, Frazier Hunt Finds UNION HAS FAILED Except for Studebaker, 'Motor Industry Has Beaten Off Organizers By FRAZIER HUNT Copyright, 1935, NBA Service, Inc. At ..first she would 'hot let me in, 1 suppose that I looked too much like i squarei-toed, plaincloth.es dick. I could, sec that the screen door was : lo.cked and I k'new that I would have to talk fast and earnestly or she W'duld slam' r the inner door -hi my face. . ' Finally' she 'slowly unhooked the screen and 1 found myself in the plain sitting room of the four- room down-stairs flat. I picked out a chair and she curled up in a rocker .across the room from m.e. She looked like a ,1<id, maybe thirteen or fourteen years old. Yet she was 'the- flaming spirit of; Detroit— the Mary Zuk. who had 'led thousands of women .in -'a '. meat . strike that had been froht'page .copy, forweekS. f^ayr ba.;:itts ! A'j.bit fantastic, \biit -I could see : the reincarnation of .the screaming women leaders .of '.the -rhob that ' Versailles, bne^bright day ' ' " Hunt , 6: $£ars ago^rthe mob',. thai' was" iolH to' «at 'cake-jf they, had no bread. . I shall always think of her as The Little Girl -Who Remembers. Listen to what she told me and then maybe you will think of, her that way, too: "My father was a Polish miner named Anton S'tancus, and I was born in the soft coal fields near Neffs, Ohio, in' 1904. I don't know just where that is but I think it is somewhere near Italy to Remove War Troops Border of In Return, England Reduce Her Fleet,in Mediterranean Sea'/; ITALIANS SVltn ruyai assurance this toddler steps out for his first walk in public, showing little heed of the protective hand he holds. A historic -occasion this, lor the ;boy is Crown Prince "Akihlto, • heir to the thronq of .Japan, at 'Toklo station while on his way with ladles in walting.ol the Imperial court to the emperort villa at Hayama. The prince will be 2 CD Dec, 23. March on Makale to* Resumed at DaWri Thuri^; day—Mud Has Drie4 jl By the Associated Press "f Mussolini and Great Bfitain, fads ilplomatic circles said Wednesday/?, have settled their differences in-the'l Mediterranean. ( , \-t As a result, Premier Laval of France ''',$ renewed his efforts for a peaceful set^J' tlement to end the Italian invasiori ojj^ East Africa—a settlement acceptable?" to the League of Nations and Ehiopia,'.' aV'well as to II Duce. " > -* The basis of the British-Italian, ; agreement apparently is this: ••• Mussolini to reduce his Fascist, forces in Libya, bordering Egypt on the west, to normal" strength. , , In return, the British fleet in the'ff Mediterranean to be reduced., ""^ The Auto Plants .The people . who help to build your car—what are they thinking and saying' about life under the New. Deal, how well are they living, :what are their.hopes and beliefs? Famed, Correspondent Frazier Hunt, '"Listening to Industrial America" on a tour of the nation'. 1 ; manufacturing centers, stops off in Detroit to talk with the automobile workers and' their neighbors. This is the third of six ,en- Jightening articles which he has written for NEA Service; Wheeling, Thc first thing I can re-' member was when I was three years old and we had a strike that lasted for 14 months. We never did have enough to cat during all those months. I can remember how they threw bread at us and old^ shoes and wornout clothes." Cycle at Poverty A touch of bitterness was creeping into her clear, sharp tones as she continued: "When I was 13 my mother died and I came on up here to Detroit. I got a job in a furniture factory wrapping chairs. At night I'd be so worn out and my arms so tired that even the next morning my hands would still be numb. When I was 18 I married and for five years I didn't have to work no more in the factories. But in 1927, after we'd been married five years and my two children was born, my husband hurt his back in an automobile factory and he had to quit. I went to work in the plants then. He ain't had no work since; he's 41 now and I guess they think he is too old for the speed-up." Reporters Freed in Contempt Case .„». • i ^.-^r v.* 4/r •, f 'k./ tf ^ P-'T* ** ^ !-"•>-• *S* Have Begal.Right "k> Publish Evidence in Open v Criminal Trial AUSTIN, : Texas—(fl 5 )—The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Wednesday ruled that district judges do not have authority to forbid publication by newspapers of testimony .taken at a, public crmiinal trial. • The court ordered six Houston newspaper men released from contempt charges. iThe newspaper men were held to be in contempt by District Judge Munson at Angleton after they refused to- obey his order prohibiting the publication of testimony in the trial.of Clyde Thompson, a life-termer being tried for the murder of a fellow convict. Roll Call of Red Cross Nov. 11-28 Mrs. A. Swanke Issues First Appeal of Annual Member Drive "The American Red Cross is the melting-pot where all differences of race, creed, and class disappear in the service of mankind," says Mrs. Arthur Swanke, chairman of the Hempsteaci County Roll Call. "It is one of our national institution to which no one can object, in which every one can join and without which we should lose, as it were, our right arm in meeting human need, especially in emergencies. Incled, so essential has it become that we arc tempted to take it for granted as one "It's true that 1 had most of my first team in the game, but I coached them between plays awl shifted them about in an effort to find a working combination that suited me. "I've shifted my lineup continuous- . ly and now 1 believe I have a better | „,„,, working unit than at any time this of the assumed backgrounds of our lives, whereas it costs constant vigi- Again that touch of bitterness crept j lance, devotion, and generosity to in. "People who never worked in one I keep it effectively at work. This year's of them speed-up plants can't imag- I Roll Call should elicit an especially inc what it is like. You're just com- conscientious and liberal response pletely worn out at night. And people November 11 .to 28. who never trampled the streets look- ! "The Red Cross is and will always ing for a job can't understand why be symbolic of unselfish and unbiased people hang around the employment I humanitarian service to those in need gates of factories at 3 in the morning [Particularly in these times of economic begging for work at just any wages. "Well, I worked from '27 to '34. Then I was laid off, too, and I never ! on again. I don't know what | we'd'a done if we hadn't had relief ; season. ,.. ... , ... . „ i money. But it wasn't enough to keep We will be able to give Hope us dccc]H ? ^^ W£ ^ jus , got a much stronger battle here Friday night than thc Bobcats think. "Our material here is mostly green. I haven't got a baekfeld man thut ever played high school football before until this season. Part of the line are tjiui^'i * t- i44W4«- uwjvtvma 411 .na i\oi i^u^ > .. which have resulted in .a large num- i al ?° fl Ff ~ yc * r . mcn - tired of being poor. We neighbor j women used to talk and one day in | July we decided we'd call an open air meeting and sec if there was any way svc could get meat prices reduced. We held out first meeting on | fill the unexpircd term Long by appointment. of Senator All the electric lights in use in the jntiro United Stales would illuminate 911 area of but one square mile as br'iuhtly us it is illuminated by sunlight. bur of fatalities and injuries, we deem it pertinent and opportune to act in such i\ way as to cause this largo loss of life and accompanying injuries to be lessened," the resolution s;iid. "We pledge ourselves to show more consideration for tljc other fellow than heretofore has been in evidence and to eliminate the hazards in driving which endanger Jives and lead to mishaps, misfortune and misery." "Besides ,11 that, we have been ham- I Jul >; «* h ' , and *»« tcn ^ & latcr '' pered by injuries all this season, butj wc , had i^S meeting m Copernicus , (Continued on page six) ' : .ilflt • <» ' : Legion Meeting Put Off to llth Complete Program I Planned for Session on Armistice Day by game time Friday I believe we will have a better and stronger team than at anytime this year and we hope to .five the Bobcats a hard battle," Coach Huie concluded. School and the next day, which was j The American Legion meeting Saturday, we started picketing the j f heduled for Thursday night has butcher shops. We did that every Sat-1 *><*" postponed until Monday night, urday for several weeks and then on November 11. I August 19 we sent a delegation to! At ">at time the meeting will be , Italians Repulsed ADDIS ABABA,' Ethiopia— (Copyright Associated Pjress)— An Italian , scouting detachment attempting to ;;'{ enter Makale was expelled ( by the t Ethiopians, an official communique fi;'; said Wednesday. , \ Ten Italians and two Ethiopia were killed, -it was declared, in th| clash over that strategiq clty-^-obje<j'-". tive of .the Italian drive from'Hhe' north. v r Res'uirie /.Advance sociated Fress>-Ibllian general quarters announced^ Wednesday -that the army would start its advance into Ethiopia again at dawn Thursday— all along the line. ' < 1 The 'deep mud formed by Tuesday's torrential rains is already dry, and. 1 road-building has been so rapid that supplies now reach the front with ease. Gold production in California in 1934 totaled 719.063.92 ounces of fine gold, valued ill, $25.131.238. I /lUfcUSL 4.3 WU i>t.'UL tt LH-JVfcaUUil IU . "" - •*• j Washington. The President was too i hcld m Ath ^ Checkered cafe dinning room. A speaking program is plan- busy to see us and I guess when we got through with Secretary Wallace (Continued on page six) ned and a large crowd is urged to attend. The meeting starts at 8 p. in. New Peace Parley ROME, Italy— (/P)—TVemier Mussolini and Sir 'Eric, Drummond, the British ambassador, discussed - the troubled Mediterranean situation Tuesday and are said to have made progress. A one-hour talk between them was said officially to have dealt with the-' question of British naval tonnage in the Mediterranean and Italy's military. ,reinforcement in Libya. I well informed circles the belief « ° « was expressed that Drummond had t ' Q* received from II Duce an agreement -^ v v to withdraw a second Libyan division, .j-V in return for a promise that Britahv ,,'j would recall at least part of her home fleet, • , Britain Not Satisfied ' ,' ( Authoritative quarters would say , ,' t only that Italy is "aware of reports"';, ;> that Britain regarded the withdrawal « >';. of one Libbyan division as insufficient bait for sending her warships home, • ' Mussolini called back a division of < 15,000 men after a conference with Drummond October 29. Officials insisted the action was taken as an independent gesture of good will but disappointment was keen when, not one British war vessel started home after this Fascist contribution to the cause of Anglo-Italian understanding. An official announcement of Tuesday's coversations said ''the tenor of their talk was like that of their discussion October 29." Britain regarded the Libyan concentration as a threat to Egypt, while Italy contended the troops were sent there to prevent native uprisings. The division already recalled is now embarking but there remained in the colony three other divisions, totaling nearly 50,000 men. Italy Begins Reprisals II Duce started his program of "reprisals" against sanctions with four movements today: 1. Meatless Tuesdays. 2. Housewives' control of homes expenses—"buying Italian." 3. Increased prices for certain imported supplies. 4. Voluntary restrictions by trade organizations to save light, fuel, paper and other products bought abroad. The fight against sanctions grew wider as people thought of many things they couldrorego. Newspapers carried numjej$jis letters from enthusiasts jprbfibsing even further measures as patriotic gestures. Meatless Tuesdays got a poor s>tart. Butcher shops were closed, upon U Duce's order, but many open aiv markets sold meat, apparently thinking the order applied only to store.?. Fascist leaders said, however, this would be remedied by next week. Some transport planes are cooled while grounded by spraying walls and ceilings of the cabin with 9 gas composed principally of carbon dioxide, carried under pressure.

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