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'»! f '•.' I it, A Thott«I*t Awtinttc ItwAwtetit* to Hw t*' *l« of eortctt oplhlotitj the «Hht 0 fit make* the opinlww of mo.« p<x>lM<s of tittle v(iUie.-CliftH« Simmons. VOLUME 37—NUMBER 46 Hope An* 1 * HOPE, ARKANSAS, - - '- " •-••••-'•••••• - - --••• -" - .- Star , DECEMBER 6, 1936 lowest aiid - Ctet wanner Thursday night. 3tnt t>t Mope ttS9; Ptt*j», Itetf; Cons«rt<fcU*<l Janttstfy Id, 1888. PRICE 5c CC SECOND * i ; —-; : 1 ft Here and There -Editorial By ALWC, H, T HE second anniversary of prohibition repeal—the Eighteenth Amendment, was "killed" December 5,1983—finds the American people worrying with a multitude of local referendums on the liquor question. Here in Hempstead county petitions arc being circulated for such a referendum, and The Star is accused of attempting to block it. That is true. We are urging our readers to refuse to sign the petition, just as Wo are urging them, if a special election actually is called, to vote against returning this county to "prohibition." Virtual '^^w^^ ' ^^^^^-^^^^^ .- .^^j^i^.^^ _^^^^^^^M£ ^^^^^^-^ ^^^^^^^^^^^ «jng^|j. ( ' a5j|3ffi||h|}w8 OF REPEAI *^ T*T *^T 1>T T->T n n t tv'iSlT m M ' i * • 3-Cornered Figp ven Mussolini Rages with b& ussolini British and French Offer Peace Plan; take or Leave It' Farley Is Not to Use of Mail to Rebel Utilities Deny — <B And certainly thnt statement warrant"! no apology. It is just as much the citizen's duty to debate the wisdom of holding an election, as it is to make up his mind "At Least" Not Until Supreme Court Has Passed on Act's Validity HO PS ON IS CALLED Congress Demands Income Figures of Man Who Once 'Vanished' WASHINGTON.— —Postmaster General Farley ruled Thursday that holdini? companies refusing to register under the New Deal's utility law will not be barred from use of the mails "at Icnst" until thc supreme court determines the act's validity. M n Summoned WASHINGTON. — (R>) -Chairman O'Comier, New York Democrat, of the house rules committee, sent a letter Thursday to H. C. Hopson, main-spring of the Associated Gas & Electric Co., demanding full information on his in- c(/fnc by • Dccfcwtber fand" wkrnlnf? thnt "appropriate nctioii" will be taken if the data is not forthcoming. Last Word of European Allies Before Ordering Embargo Upon Oil is |i THEY'RE; WORRIED how to vote when an election necessary- What is it the prohibitionists arc i — actually proposing? Simply this: | Call Not AllOW Collapse OI 1. To call a special election, with | Tfolv FonHncr TTncspJ- nf all its attendant expense,.in a county I lcai >» L eanng UpSBl 01 whose government will on December j 31st this year dishonor forever some- i thing like $4,500 in good and valid j claims. Because it can't pay its present debts the county is asked to contract additional debts. 2. This election will be for thc ostensible purpose of "outlawing" Balance of Power TVA Appeal lo Court WASHINGTON— ffl>-The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) act was assailed as unconstitutional and "revolutionary" in a brief filed with thc .supreme court Thursday by James M. Beck, former solicitor general and prominent, member of the American Libcrly league. Mrs. Lowthorp Is Chairman County Mrs. Swanke Named City Chairman of Women's Democratic Club whisky—yet not one dime is proposed to be appropriated for enforcement. If a $10,000-a-ycar enforcement fund were proposed to be added to the taxes of this county, it would be an honest reform effort—but the taxpayers would break their necks running thc other way! But if taxation is not available for total prohibition, then sufficient -taxes should be levied against the legal liquor traffic to control it and to reduce thc sale to the least amount the people will stand for. j Th« Star docs not believe in liquor taxation for general revenue purposes. But on thc other hand, liquor should be taxed sufficiently to relieve our circuit court budgets, which are sustained by land taxes, , and which budget in Hempstead county averaged between, SlgOOQ.and $13,000 n year all through" prohibition, but is running at about $6,000 today. XXX 3. The prohibitionists .say the people are conducting themselves disgracefully under repeal. The prohibitionists say that drunkenness has increased tremendously. The Star has been giving the people of southwest Arkansas accurate figures on thnt subject. On November 20 we published our own survey of the total whisky sales at HOJJC'S six liquor stores. They are running at the rate of §81,036 a year. We showed that that was 3.3 per cent of thc total retail trade here, and we showed by the amount of advertising tenders from the distilleries themselves that had liquor been allowed to be advertised and generally "pushed" os any other commodity is, the amount would have been approx- IJy flic Associated Press Great Britain and France have given Italy "a set of .suggestions" for ending the Halo-Ethiopian war in East Africa, with an appended comment which said in effect, "Take it or leave it." Diplomatic sources said Thursday that this represented thc last word of London and Paris before an oil embargo is applied against the government of Premier Mussolini. i No change was apparent in the at- j titudc of the Italian government. j Italians arc watching the United States closely for further indications of thc attitude of this country. iniBtely doubled-or 6.6 British "Prepared" LONDON, Enfi.— (/!>) —Sir Samuel Hoarc, foreign secretary, Thursday delivered a pronouncement of the British stand for oil sanctions (boycott and embargo) against Italy when he told the House of Commons, "We ure prepared to piny our part." The .foreign secretary's pronounce- 'titeht'-'V/as-..mado shortly after if was leiirned at the admiralty that the battle cruisers Hood and Renown and other British'naval vessels will leave thc Mediterranean for maneuvers in the Atlantic. Fein- Italian Collapse PARIS, France.—The real pre-occu- pntion of the French government, and to a lesser degree the British povcrn- ment, it was learned Wednesday, no no longer is how to end the war in Ethiopia but how to save Italy" from a complete collapse which would upset thc balance of power in Europe. The feeling is growing here that regardless of prolongation of sanctions, the costly African campaign will ruin Premier Mussolini and that will mean the finish of Italy as a great European powcr. cent. I Laval to Matte Plea u ib . sa , ( , tha , when Bl . i(ain . s foroign 3 Hope Policemen; Advanced to $125 SalaryJPer Moiith Increased From $100 tb Same Level as Two Others on City Force MAYOR BREAKS TIE, Albert Graves Casts Deciding Vote When Alder-, men Wind Up 4 to 4 Salaries of three Hope policemen were hiked from $100 to $125 per month at a meeting of thc city council 'Tuesday night, putting them on the same salary schedule as two other policemen. those affected are: Officers Ward, Beardcn and Baker. The salary hike is effective January 1. The salary of Police Chief John W. Ridgdill remained thc same, $135 per month. Motion for thc salary raise was introduced by Alderman L. A. Keith and before the issue was settled much argument had been heard. Mayor Breaks Tie Put to n vote, the salary proposal resulted in a lie, causing Mayor Albert Graves to cast thc deciding vote. The mayor joined Aldermen Keith, Carrigan, Henry and Taylor in favoring thc increase. Opposing were: Alderman Anderson. Hamilton, C. Johnson and R. Johnsonr New salaries will place thc three officers on the same basis as Policemen Stuart'and Turner who have been drawing" :?125 per, month since July 1. „ . William Reaves, Jr., appeared before the council Tuesday night and asked that he be given a job as collector of street tax, city automobilo-Hcch&'c fees, and to work city prisoners on streets and alleys of Hope. Mr. Reaves asked for the proposed job on a commission basis, but named no percentage figure, saying he.would 1 let thc council set the figure. No action was taken. Extend Police Zone Alderman L. A. Keith presented a. request from Hollis Luck, who asked for police protection at his tourist camp on Highway 67 at the western c-dge of the city limits. A motion was passed giving the Tourist Camp 'protection on trouble calls. Leo Robins presented a petition' to thc council asking that a present city ordinance be repealed to allow domi- In reporting (he organization of the Hcmp.steucl County Women's Democratic club Wednesday, The Star erroneously said thnt Mrs. Arthur Arthur R. Swanke of Hope was elected county chairman. Instead, Mrs. C. S. Lowthorp of Hope was named county chairman, with Mrs. Swmiko us chairman of the Hone unit. Mrs. Lowthorp will make n visit lo each township in the county next week to appoint a chairman in each township. English Crone Shuns Doctors BLACKHEATH.~kont, England—(/H) —Ellen Palmer, who is 108 years old, al tributes her long life to "never sec- ing a physician for more than 100 jears." Born in the reign of George IV, she is <i believer in the healing finalities '.if herbs. w-mt vou to chock The Cfir's accur- , o ' 0 " ,° "<"" " I0lel s" ordinance be repealed to allow dominant >ou 10 cliccK inc _.urs accur secretary, Sir Samuel Hoarc, arrives noes to be nlayed within a building acy for yourself. Examine Willis JlcPB to confer with premier Pierre P J nuuoing Thornton's. NBA Service story m tho| Lavllli the lat(cri pl . ovid j ng ho is s(jll three-column layout on this page and in pow cr, which is by no means cer- ' , you will sec i that, the clrys themselves | lain< wil , try . lbov o' all to claim that the diversion of trade dol- I Jlis British colleague of the gravity of Jars to liquor for the whole United thc situation, pointing out that 'the States is only 7 per cent, Thc Star found it would have been 6.G per cent in Hope if advertised. The figures check! But. the actual diversion in Hope is only 3.3 per cent—half thc national average today—and only a fraction of that 20 per cent diversion which existed in thc old saloon clays. The prohibitionists arc using saloon- day arguments—but the figures have marched off and left them cold. America simply isn't drinking liquor complelc military nnd economic col- j lapse of Italy will be just as bad for . England ns for France and might even : entail the necessity of the British ' army coming to the rescue of the ; Italians in Ethiopia to prevent, a mili- tnry disaster which would be clanger- . ous lo prestige of the white race in i Africa. ' The British, it is believed in well informed circles here, are fully aware of the essential weaknesses of the Fiis- : . i • i • ..i II i ITT — ...... TI ..i. it < itoovv "*i ui ii. i «in~ as it did in the old days, and Hemp- eist reg j nlc Hlld , llc , mi | it(ll . v t | ifn ,. u |. .stead county is only drinking half | tl( , s wh i c )i Marshal Pit-tro' ing today—and thnt pretty well disposes of the "drunkenness" argument. XXX no n wish Ihe Air-niindcdness in tlenced in a "mushroom crop" of civil aviation clubs at the conclusion recently of "Wing.- EK MNNY IICG. U. !,. PAT. OFF. than the French, do they complete ruin of Italy. , Though the French and British 4. The prohibitionists say that they vii.ws are still far apart, n change in want to put their law back upon the ' books "to save the youth of the land." ~ . i Old ago may puss u luw, but no eyes was evi- | aj . e <,| larpc| . ,|, !m ,j, t , L . ycs of y OU( |, in observing how that law is enforced. You can not make Ihe world completely siifo for children by passing u law to compel men to live even ;is children live. Men simply won't do it. They will break Ihe law—and OHC* A boom is a big noise ubout ho\v .much 11101197 P e 9i )1 9 ar§ niul do it. The officers are then plac- ! cd in Ihe position of enforcing all laws i except one. Pretty snon they are in I the position of enforcing all laws ex- I copt two. nnd throe. ;md four—and I then you have total non-enforcement • j and chaos. As I write this Thursday ! afternoon He nips lead county hasn't j enough money lo arrest, imprison, try. • I and c-invict, one .solitary chicken- j thiel. How then, tell me. are we go- i ing to prohibit a liquor traffic which, ! without advertising or other solicita- | lion, amounts lo $81.636 a your? It I can't be done. Anytime I hear of a i law being proposed that I know in ' advance it not going to be enforced 1 i am going to fight that, proposed law 1 irom the first petition to the last i voting precinct, 1 am going to fight it ! because I kinw this: 'I hat while it i.s ; sometimes hard to explain tu a child j < why evil continues to exist in this old ! I wtrkl of ours, it is absolutely iinpos- ' fcible tu explain to a child why, when , I u law has been solemnly placed upon i ! our books, \vt adult men and women laught at i'.. Youth never targets that (Continued on page .-,ix) ! where beer is sold. Mayor Graves referred the matter to the ordinance committee. Tho petition was signed by approximately 200 citizens. Corn-Hog Contract Ready in January Local Committees Will Establish County Corn and Hog Bases The 1936-.'i7 corn-hog adjustment i-mitmcl has boon approved and contract applications will be offered to Arkansas farmers in January, Frank K. Stanley, county agent, has been notified by the Agricultural Adjustment Administration. The new contract follows closely tho ri-conin'endalions made by producer- representatives nncl Slate agricultural specialists in conference early last month in Washington, County Agent Stanley said. Details of the contract MH.-II will be discussed at a meeting of Slate hog-corn officials, and will be- fully explained at locul meetings which will be hold (luring the application Mi'n-up campaign in January. The two-year contract, effective a.s of December I, 1935, requires that thc signer produce for market in 1M6 at least ")0 per cent of his market hog ___— i i,., rl , iim l no t more than 100 per cent 1DABEL, Oklii.—(/!>)—Julias Bolian- j of his bas? if he is lo receive the non. accused slayer of two McCurtiiin county officers, pleaded guilty unex- (Continued on page six) Idabel Man Given Life for Murder Bohannon Pleads Guilty to Slaying of Two Officers pectedly in district court Wednesday after a jury had been selected. Judge George R. Childers .sentenced Bohunnon t'j life imprisonment for one tffense. and lo 99 years for the ether. Rohanniin received the life sentonce Joi the murder ui' Deputy Sheriff E. J. Wliilten. and the 93-year u. nn for fiv.sl degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting 01' W. B. Wihnoth. The effieei>- were slain Augu.st S. 1934, at the home of Mrs. Lucy Rod- tiers in the Oak Hill community. With aivjthor deputy. Bud Stewart, they had gone, there le investigate a rumored cloprinent, Stewart siid that while Whitten uml Wilmoth were questioning Bolinnnun. the latter shut them und fled, firing a ' tewart us he s-an. upon them. Bohaimuu w t is captured June IS, 1935. at Hollis. Oklu. niaxiirum hog adjustment payment. In order to qualify for Ihe corn adjustment payments. Ihe producer must plant at least 25 per cent of his corn bu,--e next year. Adjustment payments \\ill be made on a reduction ranging frijm 10 to 30 por cent, of the base, ac- eordins? I" thc option of the grower. Corn and hoe bases under the new program will be established by appraisal by community commhteomen in accordance with standards prescribed by the secretary. This undertaking, new to commodity adjustment piogrum.s is designed to permit thc as- After Two Years of Repeal— BY WILLIS THORNTON, NBA Service Staff Correspondent AMERICA puts another experiment under the microscope. Repeal of national prohi- r\ bition, launched with huzzas by an enormous majority, is.coming under an increasing fire by reviving dry organizations, which have not hesitated to predict return of prohibition in five years. With two years of operation of the control systems established when repeal went into effect, it is'possible to back off and sum up what has happened. Wide differences' in the way the picture looks to-different people bear out that the liquor problem is a perennial, never completely solved. : Now, surveying the two years.since December 5. 1933, when repeal went into effect: . THE WETS SAY: T HE legal liquor business has created hundreds of thousands of honest jobs. Breweries alone uaim BV.UOO jobs in 675 breweries, and 600,000 indirect JODS in distributing. In thc J25.0UO places nOWseUlng alcoholic drinks' in the' U. S., in the 5()l) distilleries and 1000 wineries now operating, many thousands of jobs have also been created. . • '<•.*# B ADLY needed revenue for state and local governments has risen to well above $600,000,000 in the two years. And yet the total amount being spent for liquor is probably not much greater than was spent for bootleg liquor during prohibition, with no tax return. • ; . T HE bloody boor racket has been entirely, eliminated. While liquor bootlegging has.not ycl been entirely scotched, it has been grealy reduced, both in volume and profits. 'Steadily growing stocks of good liquor, recently cut tariff from " Canada, and demands for lower liquor taxes will tend to lower prices and further cut the bottom out of the bootleg trade. D RINKING has become, decent and respectable, and hence more easily supervised in the,ppcn '•than in the- hidden Speakeasies of prohibition''daj's. » o »'' - ! A MARKET has been provided -for millions of bushels of farmers' grains and : other products, while glass, lumber, and transportation by train and truck show a definite stimulation. The hotel industry has been saved from ruin, and tho advertising industry has felt a pronounced pickup. T HE trend to preference for beer instead of hard liquor, marked before prohibition, has been resumed. Some 50,000,000 barrels of beer will have been made this year, far ahead o{ the 1919 rate, though still well below 1914, the banner beer year. Consumption of hard liquor is running only 64 per cent of the pro-prohibition peak, judged from figures on withdrawals of legal liquor from distilleries and warehouses. This indicates a resumption of the trend to beer instead of hard liquor which was market! during the years just before prohibition, but was interrupted when prohibition turned drinkers almost exclusively to "hard" liquor. THE DRYS SAY: D ESPITE the tremendous legal output, bootlegging has not been suppressed. From 30 to aw per cent -of all liquor is suit bootlegged. Every city Knows it still nas speakeasies. Counterfeiting ut labels arid bottles, goes on. C HAIN , saloons under brewery domination, advertising aimed 'at. creating new drinkers and increasing drintcing, revived political influence of brewers and distillers— all these evils of pre-prohibition days are returning, especially since the codes were outlawed last 'year. . '. . ' " S EVEN cents of every consumer's dollar (an estimated $3,500,000,000 a j"ear) is going for liquor or beer. Such a vast sliceVof the national income would bring greater social benefits if spent for almost anything else. -...;-•• • 6.O.C. ' A LCOHCLISM deaths climbed to 3655 in 1934, •A last year for. which figures are available, an increase of 258 over the previous? year, -indicating increased drinking. • '.,.". '< .. M ANY people who never drank-before have been persuaded to take' it up, especially;' • women, whose, presence a:t bars' arid .yhose serving < of. liquor andlaeer at home is a distui&step backward. 'Gain of .,1.'per cent in;number pf';ferJSHl«6 "-" patients at a famous "cure" is cited. ' -( ' ! '' "- 1 '"'•• # »•*••. •• -' ".":!. ;. D RUNKEN driving has increased alarmingly, and figures from - many states and communities show it is increasing faster than are the number of cars on the road. Increasing mechanization of life makes any drinking of liquor an increasing menace. « tf ». fTTHE number, of federal prisoners, even thoes A sentenced on liquor charges, has not decreased, as claimed, despite the fact that 13,000 cases were quashed when' repeal went into effect. Any local community or city can see that congestion in its courts has not.been relieved, while a large income from liquor fines has been sacrificed. S IGNS of resurrection of a "whisky trust" arc 80 per cent of the liquor-distilling business already has fallen into, the hands of nine concerns. And the government is still spending 58,000,000 a year in liquor law enforcement. ;es Wets. Governi No Letup in Dispute**.:! Amendment "Killed December 5,1933'?' ' i Liquor Sales Only "64 1917 Despite 25%~ crease in PopulatiMil . f il sJ #* \ Goodfellows Drive to Start Friday Legion Committees Will Canvass City for Christ- Offers Bulletins ATLANTA, Ga.—( Eugene Tauiudge headed for York Thursday to broadcast his "Georgia's Answer to Roosevelt" while the president conferred at Wrnn Springs with other political loaders of thc Cracker state. NBW YORK —(/P> — Postmaster General Parley said Thursday that liostal receipts, "one of tho most reliable barometers of business conditions," increased approximately M million dollars in thc fiscal year ending June 30. learned from a source close to Governor Hoffman of New Jersey that he had obtained new information which may save Bruno Richard Hauptmami Committees of American Legion members will begin their annual canvass of Hope Friday in behalf of th<; Goodfellows Christmas Cheer Fund. The Legion assumed thc duties of the old Goodfellow.s organiration several years ago, and annually at this time ask for donations in thc name gf the city's poor and their children. As last year, the Legion will ask Mrs. Arch Moore to suprevise purchases. Y. B. M. A. Session Is Called Friday Important Christmas Holiday Plans to Be Discussed at 7:30 p. m. A meeting of the Young Business, „_,„ ^ UMno ^ _ ^ _ . uul Mais association has been called for I Japanese General OrCierSl men, one a close political associate of fi± y ^ S h.ii Dcwmber6iat7!30at Central War Minister ' ' " NASHVILLE, Teiin.-(yP)—Wai-, dt'u A. W. Ncely said Thursday thut George Wilbur Moss, 23, one of the three convicts who escaped from thc state* penitentiary here Tuesday, was captured Wednesday night at Tuzewell, in upper east Tennessee, but his two ccmpanlons escaped. Chinese Own Plan of Reform Is Late By D. HAROLD *,...,„.„. -^ Associated Press Cori-cspcmdcnt WASHINGTON-(/P)~ The hi: " controversy over prohibition "n again Thursday—the second ar sary of repeal of the 18th amen.... One side praised repeal as,a sue The other, disagreeing sharply, 1 ,. dieted a comeback for prohibition. 1 While W. H. Stavton,,executiv|:, rector of Repeal AssoclatfonS others, contended that there bad' a marked decline in lawlessness, Anti-Saloon League of America' ... gan "a new crusade'' for prohibition^ Saying that President Roosev'el should condemn ''violation" 'of _ "pledge" that the saloon woulcl nev er return^ the league convention ,'i: St. Louis also deman4ed the abolitii, of "the use of intoxicants at'all Whij House and public functiolis." " ,i\, In the absence of the president therjs! was no Immediate comment^' hei Thursday. It was recalled ^that'lai counts of formal White House' tions have told of the serving of li. American vintage wines. Beer JL._ been served at some informal' gatli erings. Practically Teetotalers Friends of President and Roosevelt said they aVe known a as teetotalers, and they never i ^pr serve strongjiguo^,^ " / *" .back over the past year; whichisi.,.^-,. states join the ranks ofc.those whlcji permit legal sale. The number no$ stands at 41, compared -with" 19 before? prohibition. ' ^, "In states where local control of the traffic has been established," Slayjtori said, "poison alcohol deaths are now ,' practically unknown, bootlegging' 1 is i diminishing, and the states are re- 1 ceiving a large part of the revenufe which, during national prohibition 1 , went to the support of bootleggers and their associated criminals." ', Disagreeing with this, F. Scott Ma- Bride, superintendent of thc Anti- Saloon League, declared that the ic- opening of the liquor traffic has' been a "miserable failure." . A league resolution attacked what it termed the "tragic results of repeal, an enormous increase in the sale of intoxicants, with the consequent results of an increase in drunkenness, especially among women and youths, shocking traffic fatalities, and the prevalence of crimes of violence," J McBride joined Bishop James Can,' ' (non, Jr., of the Methodist Episcopal ' Church, South, in predicting a new dry era by 1945. The Government's Pledge James M. Doran, administrator of -_ , _ i TT lne Distilled Spirits Institute, con- lOrlv Journal Heai'S! tended that repeal had "brought def- Jersey Governor May Help Bruno Hoffman Has Obtained New Information I inite improvement in the nation's rev- j enue with a corresponding reduction , in lawlessness." •— 1 Doran promised that the liquor in- NEW YORK— (fP)— The New York j dustry would adhere strictly to the Evening Journal said Thursday it had | new federal control act. He predicted a tendency toward lower prices and improved quality, -lie coming.reduq^ tion in duties on Canadian liquor is expected to have a decided effect in from the electric chair "or at least I this direction, he said, delay his execution indefinitely." I Treasury statisticians. said the pub- The Journal said it was reported | |j c was consuming less legal hard that information in thc governor's | liquor, the rnte being only 64 per cent possession may become the basis for j o f the pro-prohibition peak of 1917, "Uvi most shocking story ever brought i (notwithtanding a 25 per cent m- before Ihe Amcncanjx-ople." ! crease in the population since then.). — —»»•«»•• • | fjo figures were available consumption of "bootleg." Dcran's organization placed federal i revenues from liquor taxes at $199,065,82-1 for the first repeal twelve! month. The new Federal Alcohol AoVninr islration, which succeeds the old eon- -'Jf More Indicted in Louisiana Tax Case! Seymour Oth- UUl ers Named by federal • Tiii'i? y • NEW ORLEANS, La. — (&) — Four j trcl setup ° llUa w ed with cb! , el . ved repca i- s second birthday by pushing eff.ns w register aii whoie- salers by March 1, and to complete ncw standards and new branding and advertising rules. Hope city hall. All members are urgently requested 1C' attend as plans for the association's holiday activities and other business matters will be discussed. to Leave North Torpedo PE1P1NG. China.—(/P)—The revival 1 of agitation for North China auton- . omy (independencei and u sudden renewal of Japanese army activity in BERL1N-M u' made with the late Huey P. Long, and two officials of a quarry company which did n huge business with thc Louisiana ( Highway Department, were indicted | late Wednesday by a federal Grand i Jury here for alleged conspiracy lo ' defeat income tax payments. Indicted were: Seym jur Weiss, president of the New Orleans Dock Board, •Experiments, ure be- Ih j s !I1 'C" threatened Thursday night j named in two previous income tax in- rocket bomb which, if successful, might lead ti a new warfare. I (Continued on page, six; .-imminent of equitable bases tu all producer.-- rct-ardless of whether nr not they have previously participated in j j ( ^ ,-,).,)„„, corn-hog programs or farmed l )JV " I be sh't fro i vious le 1SKJ6. ,., _ . , An aclidtional major change [ruin *"'*«*' ° r Prah » alld Ihe 1935 contract is the provision thut an acreage equal to the land held uiit of corn production, known us the "aJ- fOrinctal time) 10 block Nanking's i ciictmcnts; R. &• Wilson. Little Rock, lllh hour effort to retain its hold on | former president, and Chauncty D. and niore terrible kind of j North ChinH by a broad program of ; Nichols. Oklahoma City, former vice i reforms. j president of the Louisiana Quarry that this missile eould The Japanc.se army, it was learned j Company, and H. F. Schiff. Oklahoma in authoritative circles, has warned • City public accountant. land within three miles of its objective. ' Military circles say that if such can be perfected they could sent into enemy territory by huii- (lemcrulimig thc population General Ho Yin Ching, war minister i The four arc charged with eonspir- of the central (Nanking) government, j ins t j defeat income tux payments a.s- to leave North China immediately. General Ho came north 1» super- sertcdly owed by pany m)d the late the quarry eom- Sam M. Beusley. vise tlic jn^tallatiun of new Nanking- purchasing ugent for the State Hi^h- appro\-e<l adminisiviitivc ninchinery. ' way Department, ami His wife.

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