Ho is richest who Is content with the taut, tor eohtent M the wealth 6f nature.—Socrates, A -"s east portion ftidfif flifWj 9*1* dourty and tttft fat * fa \w Hi VOLUME 37- -NUMBER 47<<AM 5W«'W?^^«s^??«_^ l .» :•...;:. ...#9?*% ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1936 Star of Hope 1809; tress, HK7; '. PRICE 5e KRAFT Selassie's Palace at Dessye Bombed, But Emperor Escapes 12 Killed, Hundreds Wounded in Italian Air Raid- Ethiopians Begin Their Crucial Battle RETURNS TO HOP & "-ft ft ft' •&••••'&••• ft' ft •£„, — WITH EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE nt Dessye, Ethiopia— (Copyright Associated Press)—Nine Italian plnnes bombed this town Friday, destroying the emperor's palace, wrecking his office and one ward of the American Seventh Day Adventist hospital. The. casualties were heavy among :_ . <4)!he civilian population, but the emperor was uninjured. Approximately 12 persons were kill od and 200 wounded in the air raid. Emperor Selassie himself used,a machine-gun in an effort to bent off the nttnck. The Associated Press correspondent snw ninny women mid children among the killed and wounded. The American hospital was evacuated a few minutes before the raid. The Italian planes smashed more than 1,000 bombs into the city. In the meantime, an official Italian communique reported 24 Ethiopians and three Italians dead in an intcn sified combat between patrols along the northern front. This outbreak of hostilities, two months after the'.start of the war, was interpreted by Italian officers as marking the beginning of the first Ethiopian offensive. S. F. Huntley Kills •'Self; Tortured by Cancer for Years Devout Churchman Spends His Last Night on Earth in Prayer' FUNERAL SATURDAY Tragedy Writes End for Hope Man Suffering- Incurable Illness S. F. Huntley. 76, former grocery store operator, and justice of, the peace, shot and killed himself early Friday morning at his home, 218 North Hamilton street. Coroner J. H. Weaver viewed (he body and returned a verdict of suicide. No inquest was held. Torment by a cancer of long duration is believed to havo caused Mr. Huntley's act. It WHS reported that he had slept but little the past two nights. A devout church worker, he spent a great deal of Thursday night in prayer. About 5:30 a. m. Friday he went to the back porch. There he obtained a single-barreled shotgun-'and shot'himself. He died instantly. ( Born in North Carolina, he moved o Arkansas in 1892, settling in,Clevc- fihd county.' Froln'there*rle rViovcct to riope-in 11)19. For *s(jvc*i>al'..yea)'s-'?litf operated n grocery store and served as a justice of the peace. Ho served as a member of the Hempstead County Equalzation Board thro terms. He was a member of the First Baptist church and a devoted Christian. He joined the church when a young man. Funeral services wiJl be held at 3 p. m. Saturday from the family residence, 218 North Hamilton. The Rev. Wallace R. Rogers, pastor o£ First Baptist church, is expected to be in charge. Surviving nrc his widow, thrde sons, Fulton Huntley of Santa Ann, Cnlif.; J. P. Huntley of Shanghai, China; B. C. Htmllcy of Fordycc; five daughters, Mrs. J. E. Hunt of Sontt, Ana, Calif.; Mrs. T. H. King of Fort Worth, Tcxns; Miss Annie Huntley of New Orleans, La.; Mrs. Mary H. Jaeger of LnFay- ctte, La.; Mrs. J. R. Rhodes of Arka- dclphia. Liquor Permits Are Cancellable Half-Year Term Recognized as Ending December 31 If Desired First 50 Bushels Potatoes Tax Free AAA Modifies Requirements of National Potato Control Act WASHINGTON. — (yp) — Modifying some of the drastic provisions of the new potato central law, the AAA Thursday anniunced increase of the growers' automatic tax-free allotment from five to 50 bushels. It also announced thu national tax- exempt Allotment of 226,600,000 bushels was approximately 7,500,000 bushels more than.the, annual average potato sales fr6tn4929' to 1934.- " . : f ^ The laW provides a tax of three- fourths of a cent a pound on all potatoes sold in excess of the national allotment. The past provided that firms .which produce five bushels or legs ah-- nuolly were exempted from the tax. Under the new regulation, upon application, the grower will receive a tax-free allotment cqualHo his annual sales during the years 1932-35, up to 50 bushels. If a grawcr wishes to sell more than 50 bushels, he must apply for a sales allotment to be approved by county and state allotment committees. LITTLE ROCK—The state revenue Commissioner has authority to cancel liquor permits December 31 in cases where the dealer applied for ii year's permit, but paid only half the annual ice, the attorney general's office ruled Thursday. The 1935 liquor law provided that after July 1 only annual.permits could be issued, but gave dealers the option of paying the Jit-eiite fee in equal installments July 1 and January I. In (Continued on page three) FLAPPER FANNY SAYS: HEG. U. 5. PAT. OFF. A ricli old man's lap is the lap of luxury. Noted Detective Opposing State's Theory of Kidnap Governor Hoffman Reveals That Ellis Parker Is Investigating INTERVIEWS BRUNG Jersey Governor Reveals He Paid Visit to Prisoner in Death-House TRENTON, N. J. — (/P) — Governor Harold G. Hoffman' said Friday that Ellis Parker, noted Burlington county detective, "is under the impression that Haupttnann is not the man" responsible for the Lindbergh kidnap murder. Hoffman said that Parker was called into the case by Governor Moore, Hoffman's predecessor, when the kid- naping occurred. "He's been working on it ever since," Hoffman said. The fact that Parker is quietly conducting an investigation was revealed Thursday, a few hours before Governor Hoffman disclosed that he .had paid a nocturnal visit some time ago to Hauptmann in his death-house cell at the state prison. . : "Blocked," CUlm The governor said he understood that Parker attempted to investigate the case along with state police, but was "blocked" in'.his.efforts'by the troopers. • .-. • Those who were at Hope well in the days immediately following the kid- naping, -recalled: '.fiKiiKi-iParkers-was present -dt the Lindbergh'^estate for several days, and then left. Reports at the time had it that he and the chief investigating officials were not in Reopening Hauptmann'sCase M> ..—,_•. ..—~.——__—__ „,__ _^_., , _ L _^Tf u ^l__ _. ._,_ *^- _.,/_)__. _^.__; • • •'.-••-• . • Bulletins Cult Holds Polygamy Is Only ^ Way to 'Three-Level Heaven" agreement. •i 7 Farm Meetings for Hempstead Co. Farm Records to Be Discussed in Rural Communities 12th and 18th A series of seven community meetings will be held in Hempstead county during Farm Record week, December 9-14, according to Frank R. Stanley, county agent. At these meetings, farm record books for 1935 which were t,ont in by five hundred farmers in the county for use in a land-use sur vey conducted by the University of Arkansas College of Agriculture will be returned to their owners, An analysis of each farm will accompany the record books, and will bu explained at the community meetings. Farmers will also be given opportunity to score their own farm operations according to six points outlined as causing the most leaks in farm income in this type of farming area, and to compare their rating with that of similar farms in the area. Hempstead county is in the South Arkansas Upland Cotton area, and fanners will score their operations on the following points: , Each farm record book used in the survey will be returned to the cooperating farmer, together with a complete analysis of his farm opera- i tions in comparison with state aver-' ages and with other farms in the same "type-of-farming" area. Comparisons to be furnished the fanners! include yields of cotton and corn, j acreage planted to feed crops, amounts, of idle crop land, pasture acreage, i kinds of livestock, increase in money ] income and capital invested in cattle, and hogs, and money income from' live-stock operations. j This project will be continued, and j farmers' who wish to do so may turn ' in their 1935 record books for analysis in 1936, when they will be collected. ' Mi. Hiler stated. More than 100,000; farm record books were furnished to j iurmers of the state by the Agricul- ' tural Adjustment Administration for use in 1935, and 1936 record books arc j being prepared fur distribution. All farmers in the community are : invited to attend these meetings,] whether or not they turned in a rue- ' urd book in 1934. The meetings will' be held as follows: ; Thursday, December 12—Blevins 1-.3Q p. m.; McCu.skill 3 p. m.; Spring Hill 7 p. m. Friday, December 13—Washington 1:30 ]>, ID.; S;irdis 3 p. ID.; Ozan 7 p. m.; The governor said he understood that Parker "had never been given access to the state police records" in the kidnaping case. "Parker has a great reputation and usually is correct," said Egbert Rose- era ns, one of the defense attorneys, commenting on the governor's statement regarding Parker. , HOIKS for Defense "When the case started," said Rosencrans, "he had a different theory from the state. The case certainly presents mysterious angles. Parker is well qualified to study them, The latest development in the Lind- I bcrgh case did not c.xcitc Colonel H. | Norman Schwarzkopf, New Jersey state police superintendent, who directed the original investigation. He indicated he had.known of it by saying, "We blocked no investigation." Other official figures in the investigation, it was learned, regarded the current excitement as a passing "tea- j MAYNAJIDSVILLE, Tcnn.—(/P) —Sheriff L. B. Ilutchinsoii,.: o f Union coiuily, was shot and seriously wounded Friday when he tried to halt nil automobile carrying fhrcc bandits who robbed 'the Citizens bank of New Tazcwcll In an adjoining county. The robbers arc lielicvcd to be Tennessee prison escapees. WASHINGTON-(#>)-The New Deal's farm program was denounced in a brief .filed with the su- premo court Friday by John "W. Davis as "a fraud of the rights of the taxpayers." The brief was presented in connection with the rice miller's fight on processing taxes. NEW YORK — (ff>) - Governor Eugene Talmadgc, of Georgia, announced Friday that a formal call for a Democratic convention similar to the "Grass Roots" meeting of Republicans would be issued within 10 days. He said the meeting would be held in Atlanta some time in January. MOKTICELL.O, Ark. — (ff>) — Dressing for school, Carl Fiuitler- l>crg, S, was killed instantly in his home Friday morning by the accidental discharge of a rifle in the hands of his brother, Bernard, 4. . CLINTON, Iowa—(#>)•—A crack Northwestern passenger train cut through a Milwaukee freight train 'on. the edge of Clinton Friday, derailing several cars and resulting in'-minor Injuries to four persons. •PARIS, France — (#>) — Premier Pierre Laval introduced three bills hi the .Chamber fttC-'-DeptUics Fri*,_ ;"<lay .for, flie 'dissolution of .ariiicd-. political'leagues' in France. (Continued oc page three) Digest Poll Going Against Roosevelt On Third Tabulation. Administration Continues to Trail Badly The New Deal is approved by five states in the South and disapproved by thirteen states, mainly in the West and east, according to the third tally of The Literary Digest's 10,000,000-baI- lot nationwide poll which appears in the current issue of the magazine 4 Dead, 31 Escape in a Mine Blast Rescue Crews Find Bodies of Victims in Stuben- ville (Ohio) Tunnel 'STUBENVILLE, Ohio— (/PI— Rescue crews found the bodies of four victims of a gas explosion at thu Warner Colliers company mine at Wolf Run Friday after eight hours of groping in the fitful light of miners' lights. Thirty-one' other members of the night shift escaped as the roar of the explosion rocked the depths. The fact that the men were scattered through the main and side shafts was believed to have averted a greater disaster. Incomes in Upper Brackets Decline Groups Under $25,000 a Year Only Ones to Gain During Year 1934 WASHINGTON — (A>) — America's crop of million dollar incomes was reduced by 30 per cent in 1934, or from 46 to 32. Tliis was reported Thursday night in preliminary statistics of individual income tax returns for that year, made public by thu Treasury. The figures showed the millionaire peak was reached in 1929 for which yc'iir 513 returns, indicating incomes of A total of '121,560 votes are reported i ?1,OOU,000 or more filed, of which 187,156, or 114 per cent are ! The returns, filed through August marked "yes" and 234,404, or 55.6 pci- (Continucd on page throe) (Continued on page three) w— Third Report Literary Digest New Deal Poll I'Yom The Literary Digest fur December 7, 1S:I5 Stale California ... Florida Georgia Illinois Iowa Kansas Kentucky Massachusetts Minnesota Missouri Nebraska North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma South Dakota Ttnne.ssee . Texas . Virginia Totals Total Votes to Dale 34 Vtt 9,059 14,334 30,438 :.. 36,921 33,460 14.402 3,362 41,410 50,757 20,097 5,710 38,787 18,847 8.681 13,517 33,387 13,854 431,560 Vote Vcilr V E S N 0 in Support Against of Roosevelt's Koott'Vi'll's Policies Pclifli's 14,557 — 42.15 c f, 19 980—57 85' 4,465-49.29% 1,594—50.71' 9.641-67.26'; 4,693-32.74' 10,340-33.97': 15.-161-41.88'' 14.318—42.79' 8.589—59.64' 716—21.30' 14,958-36.12' 22,309-44.07' 8.009—39.85' 2,285—40.02' 13,421—34.60' 9.094—48.25' 3,110— 35.83'8,466—62.63' 20.132-60.30' 7,225- -52.15' 187.156-44.40': 20,098—66.03' 21.460-58.12' 19,142-57.21' 5.813—40.36' 2.64G— 78.70' 2fi,452— 63.88' 28.388—55.93' 12,088—60.15' 3.425 — 59.W8' 25,366 -65.40' 9,753-51.75' 5,571—1)4.17' 5,051—37.37' 13,255- 39.70' li.G23-47.85' 234,404— aj.tto' Religious Creed in Clash With Law; to Trial Monday Inhabitants of "D.esert Paradise" to Be Tried at Kingman, Ariz. COLONY TOTALS 100 "Plural Wtfe"~Written on U. S. Application Leads to investigation KINGMAN, Ariz.—(NEA)—Manmadc laws will clash with a creed upheld by its adherents as divinely revealed when three members of a cult branded as polygamous go on trial in superior court here December 9. Grim determination to go to prison rather than surrender their faith is voiced by Mrs. Sylvia Allrcd Spencer, comely mother of four sons; I. R. Spencer, her husband; and Pi-ice Johnson. The cultisls are firm in belief that heaven is a paradise of three levels, the uppermost of which can be attained only by a man who weds many wives. "; Marriage, t^ey^jijieyc, is.for all time and* a man takes, jiis wives to heaven with him. If: ho marries but once, he and his-spouse reach- only the first level of heaven and arc denied complete happiness. If a woman remains single, she will become a servant forever. Traced to Mormons All Oils was divine revelation to Joseph Smith, founder of Mormonism, they contend, in which it was decreed that "men propagate the earth for Him." To obey this command, they hold, a man must take a plurality of wives and rear many children or be damned for all time. With the fiery fervor of a zealot, the ''biship" of the sect, John Y. Barlow, declares that monogamy—marriage of one man to one woman—is doomed. The polygamists will inherit the earth, he preaches. "Abraham took more than one wife; so did David and Solomon and many others," he argues. While the defendants in the case deny.that they have been living their creed, they declare they "gladly tell the world of their deep conviction that only in polygamy lies supreme happiness." Leave Utah Just over the line from Utah, these colonists settled when they broke with the Mormon church after federal and ecclesiastical bans were placed on polygamy. There they built their homes, in the frontier village of Short Creek, Ariz., in a sagebrush valley beneath towering peaks. They live under a semi-communistic form of government, sharing the proceeds of their harvests and the community sawmill, pooling the money which they brought to their new homo. More than -15 children arc in the oclony of approximately 100 souls, neatly dressed, well-nourished youngsters who arc as fervent in their devotion to the creed as are their ciders. Arrested Anyway In this wilderness outpost, members of the cult had hoped to live unmolested, but the law delved into the life of the community when colonists pro- moled tin irrigation project. They ask- r<l federal aid and several of the applications were signed by women designated as "plural wives." Investigation and arrests followed, to be climaxed by the trial of three of i the fix against, whom grand jury ac-I lion was taken, the other three having) vanished. Arizona having no polygamy law,: they are charged with "open and no- j torious cohabitation." ! Cheese Plant to Bit Installed as Soon as Site Is Found Kraft Phenix Corporation]^ Returning Her.e After,/" Withdrawal in 1930 j> '*' PERMANENT PLANti First Experiment, Phf$j New Survey, Confirms?;! This as Dairy Country "'* Hie Kraft Phenix Cheese corporation is returning to Hope immediately^ with a modern cheese plant ' daily capacity of 50,000 pounds,"; otft whole milk, or 5,000 pounds of cheesei| The Star learned this" from an au-"| thoritative source Friday. The report'! is expected to be confirmed by an of/.f ficiffl company statement within a few;*' days. The cheese corporation, the world, has completed aitHtte$? weeks survey of milk production inf Hempstead and adjoining counties.', Rj> F. Berry, field agent with headquart- : ers in Kansas City, conducted the sui-^ voy, on the basis of which the Kraftl, Phenix company resolved to re-enter * the local field. i. *,» executives will be here with-^ 4 *' in a few days to inspect plant locaf'-^ tions. Location of the cheese plant in v Hope will depend on obtaining a suit- J( j|3 able building at a satisfactory price.',; '" Once the building^has been arrangedv' for, the cheese factory equipment will3, be shipped here immediately. T,'-,~«£ The Kraft Phenix corporation" as;, sumed .operation of a cheese plant Itt' Hope in "1929 .and operated it -for 1 ,18, months, Hope citizens putting up the money for the machinery, andwtiie Kraft company financing the tions,. In the face of the panic, conditions existing in 1930 the corpora'- tion wtihdrew, and the.plant " Declui'ing. that she will jjo. to prison rather than yield her faitli, Mrs. Sylvia Allrcd -Sucuccr, shown above with her four sons, faces (rial as a member of «.• Short-Creek, Ariz., cult al- logcil to i>ractire polygamy. Other defendants nrc her husband, 1. C, Spcncrr, right below, and Trice Johnson, left below. Bishop John V. Barlow, cult head, is shown in the center. chase liens. -, >£ The Star fe reliably informed -Uflf^ the cheese company was forctt|;il." national conditions to withdrajv from!" the local field despite a steady and t satisfactory .gain in local milk pro- . duction offered-on the local -whole- milk market. * The Kraft company, The. Star understands, is returning to Hope with its own plant, is asking no local aid 1 whatsoever, and is installing a per- menent cheese factory—the company being convinced that southwest' Arkansas is an assured dairy-development country; Farmer Slain and Children Beaten Daughter Rushes Into Room to Find Tragedy, Near Van Buren, Ark. VAN BUREN, Ark.-(/P)-C. V. Martin, 48, Crawford county farmer, was shot to death and four children were beaten with a hammer at there farm home near here Thursday night. Mrs. Rcna Davis, who said she was Martin's daughter, said she heard a shot and rushed into the room. She found her father dead and the children unconscious, all with skull fractures. Martin, a widower, had been in ill health. The children's condition is critical. ^ Harrison Speaks to Kiwanis Club 'Salesmanship' His Theme —Club to Entertain Football Men Reinforce Soviet Union Tlic Rev. Fred R. Harrison spoke at the weekly meeting of the Kiwanis club Thursday night at Hotel Barlow. ! ! His subject was "Salesmanship." The | FRAHA.—(.4^)—Ton new airplane I R tv . Mr. Harrison brought out many | fields, characterized in unofficial quar- inU're.sting pointers on the art of sell- I lers as military slruU-gic. are to be | jiiLi. built by the Czechoslovakia!! jjovcrn- I Ji was announced at the meeting mcnt. This was revealed by publica-j (hat the club would .sponsor a barbecue and squirrel-slew at Fair park next Thursday nighi. December 12, in honor of the football squad, the roaches and the Boys' band. Oliver Williams, Dewey Hendrix and Claude Nunn were appointed as a committee to ii!ukt' arrangements. Joe Floyd, new president of the club, jumounced the appointment of W. S. Atkins as secretary of the club. The program wa.« in cbnrge of j Ralph Builey. Old Monastery Is Brewster's Theme Trap pis t'.. Institution in Kentucky Described for Rotary Club A Trappist monastery at Gcthsemane, Ky., housing one of the three North American units of this offspring, of the ancient Cistercian order of the Catholic Middle Ages, was described for Hope Rotarians Friday by the Rev. Thomas Brewstcr. The Rev. Mr. Brewster held several pastorates in Kentucky before taking the pulpit of First Presbyterian churph of Hope, and is widely versed in the history of the Blue Grass state, He told the Rotarians that the Trappist monks operate a 3,000-acre farm, live in the severest simplicity, and hold among their historical treasures some priceless articles. One of these is the first hymn-book ever, to be briught to the New World. And ^hevp are paintings by the great masters. ! Women are forbidden to enter this bit Heady and Gilmore were members O f the Old World located there in the of the Walter O Malley gang of bank heart of the Blue Grass state, robbers and kidnapers. Nick Jewell anno unced to the ch|b Third Man Slain in Jail Roundup Dan Heady Killed, Dewey Gilmore Taken in Flight at McAlester, Okla. M'ALESTER, Okla.— (A 1 ) —Dan Heady, one of five federal prisoners who broke from the Muskogee jail, was slain, and Dewey Gilmore, his companion, was captured at a farmhouse near Weathers, Okla., early Friday. Five shots were fired in a sudden encounter with pursuing pos.semen, two striking Heady, who was leader of the Southwest's most dangerous outlaw since the slaying of Pretty Boy Floyd. Heady's death is the third in connection with the jail-break. Two fugitives, Leonard Short and Don Garrett remain at large. that the annual Rotary banquet for the football team would be held at . Hotel Barlow at 7 o'clock Monday ; night, with Ivan Grove, Hendrix coach, i as the guest speaker. tion of the war budget' which iifth higher than last year. '[he fit-Ids are to be buiU chit-fly in i the Eastern part of the counlrj. It j generally is believed they art- intended for ii.se by the Russian and Rumanian air forces in case of war. The receni C/cch-Russian vrt-aty gave the Soviet Union the right to ust Czech fields in case the two armies arc called upon to fight an «g- Governor Defies Court Authority South Carolinian Ignores; Reversal of His Militia ! Authority : COLUMB1A, S. C.—(/Pi-Gov. Olin ' D. Johnson tightened his military grip ' on the state Highway Department: Thursday night in (he face of a su- ! preme court ruling that hi.s seizure of ; control by the use of militia October 28 ' was without legal authority. i Within an hour after the court had i made public its decision, uncl had en- • joined permanently Johnston's "Board I JK of Managers" from exercising the ; =r: functions of the ousted Highway Com- ! mission, ho ordered mobilized a full' mpt'hine gun company of 65 men to re-! place the 10 militia men previously on j flutv at department hcarlrjnnrters. ] Form Forest Guard i ANKARA.— IfPt— An organization of i a military character will protect the ! forests of Turkey against fire arid de- I vastation by peasants. Last summer I 500 fires swept 1.500.000 acres.
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