Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 17, 1935 · Page 1
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Th«W thing* 1 HAV6 *pOk«n, Kfcto you, that in foed 6l«*rj t ha*# oveoMWne Hi* ',* * • '' ' '' ' n ' HOPE, ARKANSAS. TUEgDM, -- •*,.*.•* #:;=: * ^- ' ^r -^ ^ ^ ^ „ __— 1 Floats to Gather on S. Main Street for Prize Contest HtJash Prizes Totaling $55 to Be Awarded in Hope Public Event 3 GROUP AWARDS First Prize of $25 Offered for Best Decorated Float, $10 Second The route of the Christmas Parade, to be held Wednesday afternoon at 3:30, was announced Tuesday by J. K. Sale, chairman of .the. parade committee. The parade will assemble on Main street, just south of the First Baptist church. The parade will go north on Main to Third street (Highway 07), cast on Third to Walnut, north on Walnut to Second, west on Second to Elm, north on Elm to Division, east on Division to Main, and south- on Main to the point of beginning. The parade will be held in formation until the $55 in cash prizes -has been awarded by. the judges. Several civic organizations and groups, of individuals have already signified their intention of competing in the best float or decorated car'contest for the $25 first prize being offered. A second place prize of $10 is-also offered. , .: Other pri.zcs being awarded arc; For the best costumed character, $5 first *i*prizo, 53,50 second and $1.50 third; for Jjpyih^best-vchlld arid-'peVexhlbK, -JSlRjSt* "prize, $2 second, and $1 third. Five dollars in cash is also being awarded the P.-T. A. organization having the best group representation of children in the parade. Those who have not entered in the parade and still wish to do so, may register with a member of the parade committee before 12 o'clock noon Wednesday, Tile members of this committee are: J. K. Sale, A. E. Stonc- quist, Fred Grey mid Terrell Cornelius. Bruno's Alleged Confession Given N. Y. Post Asserts He Handled Extortion Plot, But No Kidnaping TRENTON, N. J.-(/P)-Bruno Richard Hnuptmnnn's expressed wish in undergo the lie-detector test in an effort to prove his innocence in the Lindbergh baby kidnap murder brought no immediate response from New Jersey authorities Tuesday. "I don't want to comment now," wa* the answer of Governor Hoffman, to whom the convicted murderer of Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr., addressed his plea. Other officials also were silent. 15 slates have old npo pension laws meeting federal 'rc'qxilromoiHs 11 states have no old ago pension laws. 6 states.have set no dates for lows to take effect. 16 states bovc laws which do n6t meet federal qulromcnts Parade : '^i^3^^^d^^^^ or Old Age Younger Workers to Bear Cost of Pension Payment N. V. Post's Story NEW VORK-(/P)—Tlio New York Evening Post said in its copyrighted article Monday that Bruno Richard Hauptmann "has confessed that he and Isadora Fisch collected the $50,000 ransom for the Lindbergh baby." The Post said that Hauptmann still insists that ho had no connection with the kidnaping but that he and Fisch, furrier who died in Germany, extorted I May Whitehcad, her 4he ransom money. The Post said: "Men close to Governor Hoffman in (Continued on page three) ThelmaToddDead From Auto Fumes Heart Disease, or ah Underworld Plot LOS ANGELES, Calif.-(XP)—A maze of conflicting and mysterious circumstances confronted police Tuesday in their investigation of the death of Thelma Todd, blonde screen beauty. Finding traces of carbon monoxide poisoning, the county autopsy surgeon said she probably died in her garage about 4 a. m. Sunday after she had been. driven home from a gay Hollywood party by Ernest Peters, an auto livery proprietor. . A Mysterious Death , LOS ANGELES, Calif..— Thelma Todd, blonde screen actress, was found dead at thc wheel of a .car in the garage of a friend here Monday. Although police at first ascribed her death • to natural causes, County Autopsy Surgeon,-A. F. Wagner said it was due to carbon monoxide poisoning.. There was 70 per cent monoxide in the blood tested, Dr. Wagner said, conceding that there might have been contributing causes. Apparently the actress had been dead at least 18 hours. Friends had seen her last Saturday night when she left a party at a Hollywood restaurant. Ernest Peters, operator of an automobile livery service, took her tc> her beach sidewalk cafe. This was about :):50 Sunday morning. Thc cafe was closed, nnd, apparently without her keys, Miss Todd presum ably climbed the steep quarter-mile to her home which overlooks the beach at this point. Police believe that, exhausted, she entered the garage of Roland West, movie actor, whose home adjoins hers, and sat clown in one of the cars. Alarmed at her continued absence, negro maid, ere and\Th —•Editorial ere ALEX. H.WASHBUBN- 1 on Em- 1 % . on Em- Payroll Tax ploy es. and -'.' ployers Next Month FEW STATES READY JFarm Workers, -Domestics, ,• Casuals, Not Included ' in U. S. Law What the gpvernm'ent- staie Social Security plan -m.cQns-~]ww the ma-m- •moth p royram will operate, who will be benefited, how the money ivill'be ia/p- « that Star i' some- been wri/nfried,-toi i itf]fl. nn-Tnt for the first time, . ready tried and discarded. What we are talking about is the survey of Arkansas tax ' collections compiled; by Dr, C, O. Brannen of the State Agricultural college. ' Tlu's is the Democrat's comment: "Dr. Branncn wrote- in this report . . . that the slate's property tax delinquency had averaged 3 million dollars annually for the past three years. That's as much as the sales tax will bring in, if not more. In other words ,if the property tax had been collected, we would not have needed the sales ' ta. We could have got by without shaking down thousands of poor families for a "portion of the pennies and dimes ' they so sorely need for bread and clothes." The Democrat, as you know, is still fighting the state 'sales tax. Anything bearing upon the property tax question it quickly uses to show that the sales tax was unnecessary. It professes deep interest in "thousands of poor families" — where the sales tax is concerned. But its interest' in those "thousands of poor families" vanishes when it conies to rujectin'g whisky advertising. The Democrat won't do that. It thinks it is perfectly all right Democrat,, to a conc i us ion al* Goodkllows Fund Nowtands $195 Rodney Dutcher, NBA "Service coivespoiideiii, is ..'a seri-es of three a-riicles, of which this is the, sec• ond. By RODNEY DUTCHER '. NBA Washington Correspondent • WASHlNGTON.-The;Social Security program undertake.'! to do two Chi-istmas Fund Only.a.FUion Short of Tlie G-oodfelloA's\ Fund reached SISS.jj the sixth report >f Goal gion committee soliS iristmas Cheer Tuesday when American Lc- was tabulated. The total Tuesdy is \,, K jing donations of the announced 'pal Previously Harry W. Shiver Broadway Bill cafe O. L. Reed Leo Robins ... R. O. McRae ., E. P. O'Neal ., D. M. Harris . Charles J. Cot O. R. William! Home Ice Co.\ ?200. ""V Monday morning went to the garage, where Miss Todd often kept one of upon. On the E. P. Young Louie Riffe Dr. F. D. Henri Newt Bundy William BumM Total to dil for a newspaper to prey upon the Unique^ Coffee^hor weak and thc poverty-stricken, but it opposes the state's efforts to find money for schools and relief, XXX The fact that tbtire is on the tax books unough uncoUected property tax funds to make the sales tax un- necesjiary may make a satisfactory ba.sis for a verbose newspaper editorial, but it's darned unsatisfactory for unpaid school teachers and hungry citizens. What v/c propose to do in government must always be averaged up with our performance in the past. Thai's how future policy is decided l short . $179.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 .50 1.00 1.00 1.00 .50 5.00 1.00 .50 1.00 .50 .50 .50 and ,the destitution 'which so often'ac- companies it: '.'.'. 1. To encourage and financially aid the states immediately in establishing old age pensions for persons already aged and needy; That phase of the program is: officially known as "Old Age Assistance." 2. To develop a-'fcderal old. age insurance system under which employers and employes will be taxed for an eventually huge fund from which annuities will be paid to employes on retirement at .the ago of 65. This phase is officially known as "Federal .Old Age Benefits." Old Age Benefits arc the most controversial part of the whole program. The scheme is attacked because it means an eventual 6 per cent tax on payrolls, which, coupled with thc federal unemployment insurance tax, will total 9 per cent by 1949 arid a total tax "drain" of perhaps $2,700,000,000 a year. Thc estimated $32.000,000,000 reserve fund which it will have created by 1970 will exceed the present national debt. The law's stipulation that this must, be invested in government securities probably means an end to private ownership of these government securities, Its huge cost will bo borne by younger workers, first in the tax on their incomes and second in the lax on their employers, which theoretically will be passed on to them as consumers. This is the first time a nation has 3,000 Articles of Clothing, Made by WPA,Offered Poor Shirts, Dresses, Overalls • Distributed by County ' Welfare Board IN NINE COUNTIES Ollie Sandifer, Supervisor, Reviews Results of WPA Project Distribution of 'approximately 3,000 garments, manufactured here as ' a WFA project, is expected to be started this week among needy Hempstead county families, if was announced Tuesday .by Miss OUie Sandifer, supervisor in charge of women's projects of, the seventh Arkansas district with headquarters in Hope. • , Miss. Sandifer . said .. that the . garments included shirts, dresses, overalls,, night gowns, pajamas, sheet, .towels, pillow cases and dolls. . This "distribution, within a.fqw days of Christmas time, should provide many needy families with helpful and useful gifts: who probably would have been overlooked. • . . . The County Welfare Board, with Mrs. Roy .Anderson as secretary, will have charge of distributing the garments. .Mrs,, Anderson will be found at Hope city hall. ; Miss Sandifer. said that the WP, A project, designed' to furnish unemployed Hempstead" county women with work, .opened in the.,old Garland 'rsbh&ol >ulldinjf about thV-Shicraie of •••••" Bulletins Signed by 48% $ Poll Tax List, Saj Executive Groffl John Vesey Reports Ijf& Signatures—Total Poll' Tax List Is ! Sirmafni'oc. TW,,! T3illt*V<S FORREST CITY, Ark.—(/p)- Dantage estimated at $100,000 re- ! :' *«*A. .uioi/ j.o ojj.»7,u « f'f, suited here Tuesday when fire of j I * f '' undetermined origin destroyed HEARING JANUARY A, four buildings m the business dls- OC,/V«.U'<Ha JANUARY, t»< trict of -Forrest-City. The majority of the loss was- covered by insurance. The fire was, discovered' about 4 a. m., but was not completely under control • until five hours later. . . ..' .," , . ' October. Approximately 77 women, taken , from relief rolls, -have been furnished regular employment in the manufacture of garments, supervised by Mrs Jett Bundy of Hope. The garments nave been neatly pieced together from substantial material furnished by the federal government. Miss Sandifer said that approximate- 1,000 women are employed making garments in. the nine southwestern Arkansas counties under her supervision. In each county the garments will be turned over to their respective county welfare boards for distribution among needy families. _Some of the products turned out by the local group, of women are on dis- WASHINGTON—{/P)-THe American Legion's demand for cash payment of the bonus .was • laid squarely before President Boose- " velt Tuesday at the White House by Raj- Murphy, national commander. It Included, in addition to the bonus, pensions, for widows, dependent .children of World war. veterans, a. universal service. bill for war. time, and an adequate national defense. Both Sides to Be Heard a j ; Next Meeting of the County Court The petition asking for a local option *?V liquor election in Hempstead county. -! was to be filed Tuesday *f*-moon-in'., Hempstead county court oy 1 Crucial Battle in Miiopia Is Begun Ethiopians D r i v e Back .Italians in the Opening . Engagement ROME, Italy—(/P)—The long-awaited general battle hi northern' Ethiopia towa'rd \yhich-;the" Italian- and Ethiopian armies have -been'maneuvering for weeks appeared to' be uride,r 'way Vesey of Hope, chairman of (he ex-<" v ! ecutive committee for the dry forceV v "'*J5 of the county. v • 5 ; The petition contains 1,534 signal *% .lures, -which represents about 48Fper>'f^ Cent of the qualified v6ters of' the\" county. The total poll tax list is 3,196 ' % Mr. Vesey said that out of the total'/ * number of signatures On the petition r ' approximately 100 appeared doubtful' ',„ as qualified voters. All signatures' $ i •were compared with the poll tax llst*.i 1 Mr. Vesey said. I -"' -A: hearing on the petition is ex-'*} t n|f pected to be held at the next regular 'if,'if term of Hempstead County • 1 cour4"v* ^cheduled for the first Monday I in 3/Hs January-January 6. At that time op-.f® ponents of the .petition may appeaiOS an file protests should they deslrefto* ~ do so, Mr. Vesey said. T ' ' The petition asks thc county judge* to call an election next February 18. "' In reviewing the two weeks' 'c , play at the WPA South Elm street. exhibit hall on .50 .5195.50 j P.G.MaU 0 f Fordy, fe Dead •^[j ! cstahlished a contributory old age in- j su ranee scheme without charging some ol its cost up to tile state, with its sources of revenue from the wealthy face of our governmental ! her cars, and discovered her mistress' performance it would seem that a con- j siderablo part of our real property tux : is uncollectible, at Jeast at the present I Friends, who had been invited to a i FLAPPER FANNY . party at MJ.ss Todd's sidewalk safe ! ratc of fixation. i Sunday night, and who arrived only! l c *cnipt from this, of course, the : to learn she had not been seen all (ax on Personal property. ! day, also had been searching for her. | When Miss Todd's body was discovered, these friends, after calling thc po: lice, attempted to suppress the news i of her death, at least until thc cause ] had been determined. ! Detective Lieut. A. S. Roselli, who took charge of the investigation, earlier had said that despite the presence of blood at thc mouth and nose, he believed the death resulted frmu heart disease. On thc other h;md, authorities were confronted by thc fact that Miss Todd had received several threatening let- ter.v in the last year. In connection with sonic of these letters two men- Former P| State Semittsu~cc"umb's 66 ,, .-, ,, ° n * Mut ' FORDYCE, Ai-k. lock. 66. former pi | aiul statt . .senator, \ ltl "8 atlorney | horu at 7:30 Monday l " l ">« home Sheriff Jim Beardcn ought to take a , H e was an aluml, r , truck and mnke a round of the coun- 1 1 ..... c..u — i «r T _u.P r L.«oannoi I were arn.-hted in Now York. One WHS I sent to Bcllcvue hospital for the crim j inally insane and the other is under I indictment. C«kv Walk at Spring Hill i The Senior class of Spring Hill High cake walk t.y, and either collect this two-bit tax or haul folks' household goods bark to .town with him. And he probably will. For the small personal property tax i,s not burdensome, and it ought to be paid. But the realty tax. affecting home- steaus both large and small, is another matter. It runs into big figures, even for the little fellow—and the little fellow along with the big fellow was defaulting by the thousands when the sales tax had to be enacted. XXX The Star had this theory iu launching its campaign for the sales tax several years ago: Almost everything nowadays except taxes is payable iu cush. .Credit hiis become a rare thine. Ajid where credit docs happen to be extended, us in the' purchase of mechanical things involving a capital outlay such as motors, refrigerators, radios, etc., this School of Leb' How Old Age Aid Works Since old age Phase No. 1 will pay off next year, let's analyzio Old Ago Assistance first. The aim here is to allow old people to spend their last years in somct- thing like dignity and comfort, outside the poorhouse, by stimulating the ;eCUt-Or ailCl (States into a federal aid scheme to i provide an income for their needy over the age of 65 or near that figure. The Social Security Board U auth- , orized to pay out about $50,000,000 this year in matching dollar for dollar such money as states provide for old age pensions. Other appropriations arc planned for ensuing years. To receive federal money, a state must have an . Miss Sandifer said that the sewing project here would continue for the next several months and that all garments would be turned over to the county welfare board for distribution. $50,MIiedly Milne Kidnapers His Watch and Ransom Note Are Forwarded to His Grandfather NEW VORK^Od^pens of Caleb J. Milne IV sent his watch, a bloodstained newspaper clipping, and a demand for |50,000 in cash Monday to the young aristocrat's grandfather in Phil- Tuesday,; wit}} th<j Tirgtj'engagement k. yjct9ry;'for the ^Ethiopians. : ;'••",; .-,p ."."The Ifalmri^goVeriiiHenf v ----- v1 -—* Tuesday that the Italian retired'Before an attack of aboSt-3,000 Ethiopians ' on ' the' northern front." 71iere were- considerable losses among the Italian forces, including four officers killed and three wounded.' Ethiopian losses were described as "considerable." Cop>-right Associated Press LONDON, En'g. — Great Britain's government, in the face of bitterness and rancor seldom equalled in recent years, began Monday night 'to frame its program for Thursday's House of Commons debate on the Anglo-French peace plan. .'"'•'•' Prime Minister Stanle'y Baldwin apparently will stake the life of his government. His trump card in ,the debate will be disclosures concerning thc .reasons behind the apparent sudden change in government policy,.This change, reflected by the offers of Ethiopian territorial concessions io Premier Benito Mussolini , of . Italy, caused the .present criticism, ; . Cabinet Parley , A cabnct meeting was called for Tuesday morning. Cabinet ministers scurried from one secret meeting to another as diplomats streamed to the paign in which 73 petitions were cjr- r ciliated over the county* Mr. Vdcy J said that' approximately 900 'of* IhcTj 1,534 signatures -were obtained in the rural area outside of'DeRoan ' ship. - within"': Hope. .. According" to the i>6U tax list DeRoan township has a vot- ing'strength of -approximately 1,300 ballots, or nearly half of the entire? county. In asking for the election, Mr. Vesey pointed out that signers of the pe^ tition would have to pay part of the election costs. A secion of he Thorn liquor bill reads as follows: "7he county court shall not make the order for said election until the persons signing the petition have deposited with the county judge, 'in money, an amount sufficient to pay for printing or posting advertisements as provided "for; and" the fees of the clerk making entries in the order book.". Concluding, Mr. Vesey said'that the 73 petitions 'were circulated over the county by "volunteers who have given their, time and effort without hope of any remuneration." The necessary legal publication notices in connection with' the plan to call a referendum,' will be handled free by The Star, Mr. Vesey was informed Tuesday afternoon. Howard Injunction Lost LITTLE ROCK— yP)-The Arkansas ™ Tcml " and « * i , , lawwhlch moets cor - , . • , | . l l *-lUJ., cUJCl ~«a- i — .w.» « u IT -«> itjv-M imrfc-io td ad practiced law he A hj ,_ j tmn minimum standards required bv =,i,on. Hp, s «,,rv,vn» two ,,*„,,,,. Iho Security Act nnd i s approved by ndelphia. "One more false move, and your name will be finish," a ransom note made up of words clipped from a newspaper warned Caleb J. Milne, 75 wealthy textile manufacturer Tlie moment thc note and package were received, thc grandfather fled his mansion in the Germantown section. Presumably, he was hurrying to New York to fulfill his share o f the bargain. Federal agents immediately seized the note, wrapped it in cellophane, and sent it winging to Washington. There Foreign Office Monday. Robert W. St^e C™h rS^^^ Bingham, Uiuted States ambassador, permit F . E _ M ]fc to continu / conferred with Sir Robert Vansittart, eraticm of his NashJviUe „ ^ permanen .under-sccretary of state for pending a decisjon hte ^ fll foreign affairs. The ambassador acted tacking thc validu of ^ /?on his own initiative Dmo Grandi, county local Uon elccU Italian ambassador, also visited the 1 foreign office. Baldwin, Sir Samuel Hoare, foreign secretary, and Anthony Eden, British minister for League affairs were the busiest of the ministers. Thc prime Tlie justices declined to order the judgment of Howard circuit court suspended pending final adjudication of thc case. 'The decision today means Mr. MuU minister conferred with associates and J kcy will have , o k Ws sto ' j O( J 1 nnvt v»!i viMrtri mmul mne \i^ t n A f 'r»>vi_ it' »* • . then parried questions in the Commons. Hoare Returns Eden wound up Monday night with a conference at thc home of Sir Samuel, co-author with France's Premier Pierre Laval of the peace proposals, who landed at Crydon airdrome after I t' »* • . as far as tlus court is concerned," Chief Justice C. E. Johnson said. "His petition asked us, in effect, to presumc that the circuit court was in ervor iu holding that ^ Jo j was prol2er)y called . aw j o do _» , The' Mulkey liquor store was closed i 4 a quick plane trip from Switzerland j Saturday, 60 days after the returns and announced he was conferring with | f rom the local option election showing his pollen eur-s ''almost irnmadiatelv. ~ ,i._. ..:..* ____ .: _____ ____*:«• . j »__ >i .. his colleagues ''almost immediately. a dry victory were certified by the There was a rumor that the League j county court.' Council meeting might be deferred j Mulkey's appeal from the circuit the paper will be examined for'finger- j unlil Frida - v ' to await Premier Musso- i court decree will not be submitted to -- ^ '^ -'" ^ " " ' uation. He is survive i tors, Mrs. J. D. Dillai' and Mrs. L. Longview. ren of St. .\Vheu the electricity tails, you cuu't ttiKe a cau41o tes JigUtJy. School will sponsor a cane walk on j ^ u js U q Uidutcd on a monthly ; Tliursday night. December 19 at the men(j ,ji. u , | high school. The proceeds will «o; You ; ia fjnd that m Jh : toward expenses 01 tiic senior class. , . , J The public is invited. (Continued or, page three) Louis; two brothers, th.iL'c and Hal a t-Uter Mrs. Dillon Lcc Funeral .services will a. m. Wednesday ut the of the Rev. J. M. Workn 1 Cotton BonusW Only to Confyts Only Those Signing , on 4-Year-PrOgram fl Get Bounty Cas MEMPHIS, Tunn.—(/|>i—Cu Cotb, AAA cotton chief, declare Monday that "no former who do' agree to sign up for the four-yeui' allot- (Continued on page three) Tlie board will match state of Car- n ' e "'s for these pensions up to .lilS a j month, which moans that any old age •ola. ) pension above §30 will include more .Id at 10i sl '' it(! V wn fe dcral money. The state n charge ' ma>v linlit pensions to persons of 70 , years or more until 191(1. when the limit in all state .set-ups must come down to 65. State residence requirements nm not exceed one year of muncdiauh previous residence or more than fui. yeay-s' residence in the ninu years pit ceding application for pension. No Male may impo.se any citizenship i<_- qunx-ment which excludes any Ami i lean citizen from pensions. Feu Slaies Are Ready Fewer than hulf the states are e\ pected to be immediately eligible for cil<l aye pensiun money when congrc*s iipprupriates it. probably in Januai\ The American Association for Old Age Security .says the only states which now meet federal requirements arc . laboratory tice. 7h ... thei Department of Jus- i e demand for ransom and the (Continued on page throe) Elected President of Switzerland (Continued on page two) Second Candidate Opposes Robinson Cleveland Holland, Fort, Smith, Joins Ross Venable in the Ring the high tribunal until after the first of the year. The ciiy of Jodhpur. India, established in 1459, is surrounded by a strong wall six miles long with seven gates. In the annual Jjretidential shift, ______ Albert Meyer' pojjm CUTTTIT A~i -nv A i frio-hti h n c -, m .- * OKr SMITH. Ark.— (A'l~ A second tic exec utK-ei hal was thrown into thc rill »' ^"^ hVV',Mh-VJ- Scnator Joe T ' Hobinson Tuesday hui< of the Swixs whcn clLwIund Holland, Fort Smitli Confcxk-ralion for , altorncy ilnd formc ,. Se b astian COUl ,_ U. rhceleeuon| ly judsL ., 1Jnnounccd his Ciindid;K . v !. S ,,, C °? C] ; JCtt -' J i f0 '- I'w Unilcd Slates senate in the 1936 elections. , KIMS Vcnablc. Little Rock war vet- ran. announced several weeks ago for flliS 01>-! eeches, the fcd- ti it council of . ,-..•-... »....•'». 4k«.ui ,jv * ^A u t yi Uv'VA f'ii^ **JI even elcctuig the seat held by thc Democratic ma- one of its number to the presidency each year, in order of seniority. jority leader. Holland, 50, was rated us the youngest jurist in the state when he "served : as county judge here from 1917 to, 1921. i

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