Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on November 26, 1935 · Page 1
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"™ f|?«™l ^J^^^w^flpFff? L-finhJi^f Arklfsal^lieijt s * i * * J 4. throat is nn open iwp- UrHh thtirioftfue* th«y have used dcccltt th« poison of Asps Is under their lipN.—IWm- m>.i 3:13. j^^jMuy|^^^ ^^^^™^H^^ Hope Star -•,4* ><.. Arkansas-~ Rflfn, Tuesday it I if fit; W«dH«*dili;P cloudy, i-nln Id cast portion, colder In west p<MfMbn, ; tf/"\Ttrn»fii o» vfi tTUffitfl 15 fin <A1*)—Menu* Ajwncljtitd l'r<-»» VOLUME 37-^-"NUMBEK 37 <;\HA)—Menu*. .\CWHPBi»vv Hnli*piU» HOPE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1935 tflnr of Hope 1X99; J-'ress, 192t; Consolidated January 18, J02fl, PRICE Sfi LIQUOR SALES 64 PCT. OF 191 •fr ft ft- ft $150 Reward Offered in Billue Case Bulletins Sheriff Pittman Posts Reward for Killing at Emmet Nevada Sheriff Will Pay for Information—Clues Fail in Investigation IN NEVADA COUNTY Billue a Hempstead Man, But Was Killed 75 Yards Over County Line A reward of $150 was offered here Tuesday by Sheriff Arlicc E. Pittman of Nevada county for the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the slaying of Ft. S. (Bob) Billuo, veteran watchman for the Emmet Mercantile company, who was killed early Sunday morning in nn apparent attempt 10 thwart a robbery. Confronted with meager clues, officers hnvc made but little headway in the investigation of one of the most dastardly crimes in this area in recent years. Although Billue was a Hempstfad county man, the actual crime occurred 75 yards beyond the Hempstead line in Nevada county. Sheriff Pittman and a number of deputies have been joined in the investigation by Sheriff Jim Beordcn of Hempstead. Officers reluctantly said Tuesday that little progress had been made. Billue was clubbed to. death witli his own weapon, a double-barrel shot- Rtm" when Tic ''was* hrousiOTTft*TI' n.""m'. by a noise in the building. When he \vcnt to investigate the robber or robbers grappled with him, striking him ever the head several times with the Run. Residents nearby reported to officers that an automobile was driven away from the building shortly aft- crwards. Billue was knocked uncon- j scions and died before making a .statement. WASinNGTON-(/p)-Aftcr losing itn initial .skirmish In the supreme court over the AAA, the New Dealers quickly announced Tuesday thnt the flow of benefit checks to formers would continue regardless of the flmil outcome of tho rice processing tax case. BOSTON, Mass.—(/P)—Wood believed to lie Identical with thnt of the Lindbergh kidnap ladder, handwriting .similar to the ransom nates, nml bills which Investigators hope may be part of the ransom money, hnvc been discovered in Massachusetts, the Boston Globe SH.VS Tuesday in a copyright story.. WASHINGTON—(/P)—The North American company, one of the largest public utility holding concerns, iLskcd the District of Co- himhin Tuesday to prevent the government from cnforvinir the holding company net. NEW YORK—(/P)—A chief investigator for Bruno Richard Ifmiplmann declared Tuesday thnt he had learned on "unimpeachable authority" that Lindbergh ransom bills turned up recently in Boston and Worcester, Mass. The Department of Justice office in New York said, "We have no Information on this matter." Alcoholic Deaths Increase Slightly Rate Per 100,000 Rises From 2.5 to 2.9—New York's Declines WASHINGTON-^)—Apparent evidence that "people are drinking more" was seen Monday in United States public health estimates that 2,655 persons died of jilcoholism during 1934. Dr. R. C. Williams, assistant surgeon general, said the Public Health Service- "is not alarmed" nt an increase of 258 deaths from chronic and acute alcoholism during the last reported year. The death rate from this cause stood at 2.9 per 100,000 of population for 1934, an increase from 2.6 in 1933 and 2.5 in the full prc-repeal year of 1932. n No estimate was made of the number of deaths from poison liquor, or alcoholic cases having been listed together. The figures were said by one Census Bureau Official not to bo altogether cit-curatc. Tho official, who did not wish to be quoted, said there is every reason to believe many family phy- Arkansas Nearing WPA Payroll Goal 30,720 Actually Employed, Against Expected Total of 39,200 LITTLE ROCK—(/P)--State Administrator W. R. Dycss said Tuesday that Arkansas is rapidly reaching its goal of 39,200 WPA workers. His report Tuesday showed that a totnl of 30,720 arc actually on the payrolls, but it is estimated that approximately 2,500 more arc at work but have not received their first pay check. The list of relief workers by districts includes: District Two, Pine Bluff, 4,479. District Four, Rus-scllville, 3,500. Camdcn District, 2,800. District Seven, Hope, 3,400. District Eight, Bntesville, 3,071. Football Banquet to Be Held Here Wednesday Night Dinner and Pep Meeting for Spa Game Planned at Capital Hotel SPA SQUAD ON AIR Hope Students to Hear Hot Spring Broadcast at 10 a. m. Wednesday Class work at Hope High School will be suspended 30 minutes Wednesday morning to give students an opportunity to hear a pep program broadcast by Hot Springs High School students. The program starts at 10 a. m. and will be broadcast over KTHS, Hot Springs radio station. The radio system at Hope High School will be connected in each class room during the .program. Miss Beryl Henry, superintendent of Hope Schools, sent out an appeal Tuesday for automobiles to carry members of the Hope Biys band to the Hot Springs-Hope game Thursday. Need Cars for Band Miss Henry said that all but 12 mem- members of the band had obtained transportation. She asked that a way be obtained for the others. Any person wishing to take a member of the band is asked to call Miss Henry. A pep meeting and banquet will be given to the Bobcat" team Wednesday night at the Capital hotel by the Young Business Men's association. The banquet starts at 7:30 p. m. and every friend and supporter of the team is invited to attend. The Bobcat team is batting 100 per cent as result of banquets. For the past two years they have won important games after each banquet. "Hope Wants to Win" A member of the association Tuesday said: "We want to win that Hot Springs game. We're giving the Bobcats an- To Study Costs of County Government LITTLE ROCK.-(/]>)-Thc State Planning Board voted Tuesday to appoint a committee to study the advisability of making a survey of county governmental costs, for, presentation to the next legislature* This action was taken on a motion by F. W. Scott, of Huttig, who said the cost of operating the county government in Union county (El Dorado) had been cut more than 50 per cent through operation of the salary act. 60 Slain as Brazil Puts Down Revolt by "RecTPlotters Communists Strike at Cavalry Regiment in Capital City—But Lose LEADER ARRESTED But Revolutionists Continue Campaign in Distant Provinces Churches Observe Thanksgiving Day Programs Planned at Hope Institutions Wednesday and Thursday Thanksgiving services are planned at Hope churches. At First Baptist church a 45-minuto worship will be held Thursday morning. At First Presbyterian church the mid-week prayer service Wednesday nipht wil be devoted to Thanksgiving) activities. Tho congregation and friends of the First Baptist church are invited to attend their Thanksgiving service Thurs- Monday night to crush a Leftist up- day morning at 7 o'clock. This will.-rising. I i I fi i if • _.. ,i , i '• ' RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil—(/P)—An alleged plot to enlist the First Cavalry regiment, quarlcd in the heart of Rio dc Janeiro, in the communist plot against the government, was thwarted Tuesday as reports from authentic sources showed a rebellion death list of from 40 to GO men. Lieutenant Laura Fontoura, detailed to the training of reserve officers, was arrested before dawn charged with attempting to incite a revolt of the cavalry uni. But Per Capita Sale Is Only 52% of What It Was 18 Yeans Ago, With Population Increaa Three Quarts a Year! RIO DE JANEIRO. Brazil,—(/P)— j President Gclulio Vargas, with back- i ing of his Senate and Chamber, placed ! the whole of Brazil in a state "of siege ] ........ ,i-— . be the first time in many years that As planes, warships and troops were) such a service has been held, and it pressed into action to quell a bloody] will be characterized by brevity and revolt in the north, the senate, in an I In a letter written last Friday, November 22, 1 called on the Washington bureau of the Associated Press to -furnish The Star authentic figures on liquor consumption in the United States under repeal conditions, as compared with consumption in the old saloon days. The news dispatch in the adjoining column is the. result of that letter. America is buying only 64 per cent as much liquor as she bought at the peak of the saloon days. But taking into consideration the population growth in the 18 years since 1917. the per capita consumption • today is only 52'/2 per cent — practically half — what it was in the saloon days. . Here are the authentic figures: Gallons of Liquor United States' Consumption YEAR Conrumcd Population Per Capita 1917 164,291,683 101,589,115 (A) 1.616 gallon 1935 107,172,000 126,425,000 (B) .848 gallon (A) 1917 population computed as seven-tenths of way between government census of 1910 and 1920. (B) 1935 population taken from World Almanac, nationally recognized handbook. In the struggle to find some adequate system of liquor control The Star is merely attempting to appraise the prob- Federal Treasury Figures Obtained for Star by Tax- Paid Give Accurate National Sales.,' ^ " _ t ' 3<.5f WHISKY IS LEADE1 simplicity. The early hour has been chosen in f vorn v,o rr l rn ]r| Iiom.naia COia Jt isn't the Churches primarily that have reduced liqUOr cmergency session, aprpovcd a 60-day! consumption. Nor was it statutory prohibition. state of siege by a vote of 25 to 3 and t But the fact is that America herself has changed since order that people may attend and still] (he president quickly put the mcas-! fu p n \A aa\nnn mnkn thr> frins whifli tViPv vvrant fiV .,-„ ;„ *„..„„ A <•„.., U™,,. u o 0 ,.lir.,. »i;«J Lllc ulu OdlUUll make the trips which they want over by 7:45. Frc-Thanksgiving services were held last Sunday at First Presbyterian churcsh. A special offering was taken and sent to the Presbyterian orphanage at Monticello. The auxiliary of the church had previously sent food and money to the orphanage, which is part of Thanksgiving" activities of the church. ure in force. A few, earlier the make on Thanksgiving day. ..-The^f'Chamber of 'Deputies, had -approved worship will begin at 7 and will be ' '" - - ,The«time.-4?ayment system of.purchasing; g^odgjias come 'along',' and iii these modem times the a\ 7 erage''American is hedged in by a ring; of monthly payments, for automobiles, radios, refrigerators, and such. The competition of more worth-while goods has permanently curtailed the liquor business—as the record clearly shows. But there still remains the problem of regulating liquor i*uiimuinibiic uisui'yems 01 me i , ,. .. -,*,-, i on of Rio Grande do Norte still i sales to a certain small percentage of the people, holding the important seaport | Statutory prohibition, that makes a criminal out of the The Rev. Thomas Brcwster, pastor, j capital of Ntai and the city of Maca- j casual drinker as well as the community drunkard,' is no the drastic resolution, 155 to 69. The declaration divested the nation of many of its constitutional guarantees for the third time since Vargas took office five years ago at the head of a revolution. It took effect as the only authenticated report from the northeast indicated Communistic insurgents of the state were holding the important seaport game. ere gvng e ocas an- -.. ~..„.....,., «.*,,.,.,,,. M ^..^.u,, , LU |jiiti other banquet—and we hope they will i will deliver a Thanksgiving message hyba. keep the record clean." At the football field at Hope Stadium Tuesday afternoon the Bobcats ,jvent through a long drill in prcpara- j lion for the tussle at Hot Springs Thanksgiving Day. Thursday camp. night at the Alton CCC (Continued or. page three) FLAPPER FANNY SAYS: BEG. U. S. PAT. OFF. "Train a, girl right," M» gayg, "and she can't be,switched onto u wrong track." Industrial Union Fight Approaches John L. Lewis to "Carry on" Despite A. F. of L. Craft Union Policy WASHINGTON-M 3 )— John L. Lewis curtly dismissed a warning Monday night from William Green, president of the American Federation of Labor, that organization of a committee.- within the federation to promote industrial unionism iniphl bring "grave consequences." "I won't chage our plans at all," | Lewis, chief of the United Mine Workers ,told reporters after Green had handed them copies of a letter ho had sent to Lewis. The letter went also to the six other union presidents who hove bandc dtogcthcr to work for unionization of mass production workers by industry rather than by cruft. That is, they would have one union for workers in the steel industry, rather than several unions of different steel crafts. "When organizations within organizations are formed for I lie achievement and realization of some declared purpose, no one can accurately prophesy or predict where such a movement will lead," Green s;iid in the letter. "It could and may be diverted from its original purpose. Experience hu.s shown that organizations thus formed are productive of confusion and fr.-iuaht with serious consequences. "My conscience und my judgment lend mu to advise against il and emphasize most vigorously the danger of division and of discord which may lollo\\." This- exchange followed Lev/is' resignation Saturday us a vice president of the federation, und his explanation to reporters Monday that it WHS due to "irreconcilable dil'ercncc?." with ;i majority of the executive council over ''how workers in our large' industries should be organized." —»»-»During the last -J40 yours, inure Hum ; 500,1)00.000 ounces of gold, worth about ! S15.000.000.000 ut present pi-ices, have , been lo,st. Family Has Owned ViolinJ25 Years R. B. Po\yell, of Fulton, Traces Fine Instrument Back to England R. B, Powell, of Fulton, has a violin that has been in the family more than cd. 125 years. Mr. Powell said the violin his P.-T. A. Exchange to Be Opened Here Eight-Day Exchange Will Be Conducted Downtown, Beginning Dec. 10 The Brookwood Parent-Teachers association announced Tuesday thnt it would open u P.-T, A. Exchange in u downtown building December 10 at which time articles would be sold to rni.se money for P.-T. A. work. The_ exchange will Sell articles for learned to play the violin 51 years ago. The violin is still in use. Payrolls Gain in Month of October Employment Found for 250,000 Who Were Jobless in September answer. The people won't respect such a law. They won't en- n. uuegvam irom aania UQUZ. on me' * • , rnu -n i . f •, , , • , /. .. • border of the state of Farahyba, said i f01 ce ^ rhe y W1 H bea t anybody who tries to enforce it 111 •100 government troops were hurrying 1 three out of four elections, as the record shows in almost by forced marches toward Macahyba i ally Arkansas COUnty. ' ' The Star opposes local prohibition referendums, wherever they be. Our people are in this position: In order to prohibit a traffic that actually averages only three quarts of liquor per c '° | capita per year they would, under prohibition, commit them- A telegram from Santa Cduz. on the in an effort .to wrest that town from the rebels. Governor Flees The telegram was received by Augusto Bezerra dc Modeiros, member Previous advices reported an out- was brought to the United States from j break in Curityba, capital of the ~ grandfather, Jake i southern state of Parana, and said the I rebels were near Recife (Pornambuco). orc noier aocean o Bczcrra de°Mcdeiros said Rafaei'^er-1 se l ve . s t° a criminal court program that would finish bank- nancies, deposed governor of Rio i rupting the land taxes. Either that, or the law wouldn't be Grande do Norte, had taken refuge! enforced. lt ^ ° n ' y be6n thl ' Ge ? 1 ' f ° Ur yeai<S RS .° that - the Henl P' Communications still were disrupt- stead circuit court appropriation was running between $12,000 and $13,000 a year, and was always overdrawn at that. It has been cut in half—but prohibition will shove it back up But All Alcoholic . ages Save Gin Sho^ff Decided Sale Losses^ WASHINGTON.—<yP)—United Ste^ Treasury statisticians said that the American public Is coristnri- ing much less legal liquor nowvt in the "wettest" pre-prohibition da; They said that consumption of'fc tilled spirits (hard liquor) is runn about 64 per cent of the pro-prohibition peak. J 'j*| Basing their figures on tax-pafi withdrawals of liquor from distillerie and storage places for sale, they!s that consumption in September-" 8,931,542 tax gallons, or at the rate°| 107,172,000 gallons pe(- year. V Peak Was 1917 During the fiscal year 1917 eon-; sumption was 164,291,683 gallons; 4 ttie highest on record. Consumption in the fiscal ye x ed, lss.t^ Junes JO^j^as^ gallons, or-45.7 per cent bi year. As for specific liquors, whiskyjteads| all others. It is responsible for aboui^i 70 per cent of all sales. Of 8,931,541 ( j gallons of distilled spiiits consumed in- _ September, whisky's share was 6,-TS 371,752 gallons. Gin Has Gained ,' " \ Gin is, the only kind running aheadj of pre-prohibition days. In the fisoaljSJ year 1935 a total of 5,477,823 gallons j^ was consumed, compared with 1,130,210^, in the last year before prohibition, anct a peak of 5,408,321 in 1917. w , fjj( Consumption by classification in 1 the last fiscal year was: s ,1 Whisky 50,780,940 gallons; rum 313,124' " gallons; gin 5,477,823 gallons; brandy -v 1,435,455 gallons; alcohol 17,066,651 gallons. although driven from several nearby England by Powell. At his death the violin was handed down to a son, Kleb Powell who in I turn gave it to R. B. Powell, its Non-commissioned officers of the present owner. Mr. Powell said he army were said to be leaders of the towns. Ellsworth Lost in Antarctic, Belief Rescue Operations Planned—Byrd Thinks Ellsworth Safe CHICAGO—(/P)— Admiral Richard The Star does not believe in legalizing liquor for more j E. Byrd, conquerer of both poles, said than a nomnial revenue. But if liquor is to be drunk at all, j Tuesday •-- "-'--•- T • ™- ••- again with incredible speed. This is an expensive and discredited policy. any P.-T. A. mother or the public. The association's part of the proceeds will be 20 per cent. The Exchange plans to operate eight days. Persons intereyted may got in touch with Mrs. I Bcrger Jones or Mrs. B. O'Dwycr. Average Gain in _JU8. Pet. Earnings Up to $2.55 Per Month Over Increased ; Cost of Living NEW YORK—The buying power of the average American family increased during the third quarter of this year. A continued rise in wages and a definite break in the upward movement of food prices were the faclor.s in Ihe increase, it was said Monday by the Northwestern National Life Insurance company. An average household, with an income cf 5125 a month during the third quarter cf 1934, has seen that income increase 5.18 per cent in the following 12 months, the insurance company «iid. Tliis means that today the same lamily would have a pay check of $131.-18 incoming during the third of 1935. At the tame time, however, the average monthly rental increased 9.IS per cent, s.o that the §125 u month family's normal budget allowance of S25 for rent would have to bo stepped up to $27.30 per month in the autumn of 1935 to pay for the same living quarters. Food which could be bought for the insurrection, adopting it should bear a tax—and the tax should be devoted as much tactivs ; as Possible to restricting its sale. gains in employment and pay-rolls last month were reported by the Labor Department Monday. Secretary Perkins announced 250.000 jobless had j ser t c( j returned to work and pay rolls in- ' from the successful Cuban revolt of 1933. Zeppelin Endangered Fears were expressed for the safety of the huge Graf Zeppelin clue at Recife, in the northeast area 1 where the fighting is hottest, after a flight from Africa. It ordinarily mors at Jequia. on the outskirts of the city, near Orlinda. where federal forces and rebels were battling. Agents for the ship here ordered tho airship by radio to land elsewhere if possible. Vargas said the plot was not confined to the slates of Pernambiico and Rio Grande do Norte but also embraced Ihc 18 other states of the nation. "There is proof of the intention to implant a Communist regime," he as- That's why we advocate a state dispensary plan, licensed by the state government and operated by the city and county governments, with one store to a town. That's the plan of the Rockefellers, pioneer Anti-Saloon League men. It is a plan we have never yet tried. Alex. H. Washburn Airliner Reaches j North China Asks Wake Island Port! Japs for Troops creased §8,200,000 over September in those section of industry covered the department's survey. by Police Chief Mueler of Dio de Janeiro, the most important agent working directly under the minister of tin 1 interior, reported at least a month ; Covers 5,200 of Its 8,000- Mile Trans-Pacific Route in 38»/, Hours "Need to Purge China of Communism," Appeal Declares WAKE ISLAND, (Via Pan-American , , . , . , , . . i J) I iv, i IIIA , I I IJUi LlTVl it I ILtlOl <_l 1JJUIIIM . M ; m ^ C "^.,'^ l ^', C rV!:"-hso that the maturin, plans had inu in the trend that started last AUL'- j i^.,,,,,,^ ; . ust. gave work to 2.2 per cent more p, Ts t' c , » persons in October than they did Ihe previous month. Their pay rolls Airways Radio)—(yp)—Airmuil uavss another stretch of the vast . 10 . )in ,,, jumped 4.2 per cent. No percentages were fianred for the nm-miinufaeluring industries, but here ure u few of the items: About 51.000 retail stores reported they had taken on 75.000 new em- ployes during the month. Wholesale (Continued on page three) cs'abli'-hn'ents increased employment ca tj ons by 24.000 Anthracite mines gave I ' work In 1S.OOO previously idle and nv.'lal mines to another 3.000. The department gave the following s-.iiminiirv (if employment on yovern- mcnt relief projects: Works projects financed by the last r.liff act. 65.000; WPA. miinil- Civilian Conservation Corps. 551.0000: regular !>Gvermnent projects, 00,000; slate roads. 188.000. the Knit'ht of Hope" of the 193-! Sao Paulo rebellion, to head thi.s revolt. A Communist manifesto, pledging nationalization of banks, exprouriation of foreign vested inlere.-'ts and a declaration of \var "to all foreign im- nerialism." was circulated secretly in Rio de Janeiro. An ei^ht-hour day for workers, minimum wanes and va- pay were other planks. Luiz Curios eifie cccan Monday when the CcmeUry Work The Robinson cemetery will be cleaned and flowers planted around graves next Friday. November 2(1. All persons intt-r.'sted ;;re asked tn be present ai that time. Editors of nation overwhelmingly lor bal:mciny nf the federal budget. clipper landed hSrc en route to Manila after a swift -.191-mile flight frrm Midway island. The mighty seaplane glided easily lo i> landing ut 1:40 p. in. (9:40 p. m. Monday, Eastern stundurd time". It required eight hours und 28 minutes for the flight, an uvcruge of about 12o miles an hour. Cujn. E. C. Musiek. skipper of the 25-ton erufl. had estimated 10 hours would be required. In about 38'-; hours of flyina, the China Clipper has ert-iiied nearly 'a.200 miles of the 8.000-mile distance between Alamcda, Calif., and Manila, end of the present journey, to establish liunspacific air muil service. On Monday's flight, the international dale-line \\a.s crossed, und time (Continued on pare throe) Cupvright Associated Press TUNGSHOW, Hopeh Province, China. —(/P>—A newly established government in North China, independent of China the national republic appealed Monday unheard from for four days on, his flight across the Antarctic continent;had "made it." "I see no reason to worry," the ad* miral declared, when advised of the position Ellsworth gave when last reported. Explorer Missing NEW YORK. - Lincoln Ellsworth,, Arctic explorer, and his pilot, Herbert Hollick-Konyon, have been missing since 10:18 a. m. Sunday on a flight: from Dundee island and the Antarctic to the Ross sea, the New York Times, said Monday night. A dispatch from Ellsworth's base ship, the Wyatt Earp, said the silence called for immediate establishment of^ depots for rescue operations if nothing was heard from the plane sopn. Ellsworth and Hollick-Kenyon topk off Saturday in their plane, the Polar Star, for the 2.140-milc flight over the Antarctic continental mass. Periodic radio messages informed the base ship tiiat all was well until Sunday, when Ellsworth said, "Still clear, no wind." Then the radio went silent. j Japan to send troops to the area. Yin Ju-Keng, head of the new government composing 25 fountk-s an Hopeh and Chahar province, said he wanted Ihe soldiers "to purge North China of Communists." Belief grew thut the lni:j/-u\vuited declaration of independence here was a prelude to adoption of a similar ci-urso by Gen. Sum; Cheh-Yuun. overlord of Hopeh and Cliuhar pro- viii'C.s. Yin Ju-Keng, who was inaugurated Monday in cininle ei.runoim-s. .-uidull live of the Northern province.- included in (he original autor.onn move- ii'ent have been invited to join his government. "1 stand for the rescue of China and close harmony wi(h Japan" he assort- (fontinued on llircol

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