Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on January 7, 1936 · Page 1
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A THOUGH1 them through thy! trtlthj thy until U truth.—St. I John tttlf. Hope Star ! Arkansas—Parti cloudy, colder, freezing of lower tetrqx>W- hut* Tuesday night; Wcdnes- ( day fair, rising temperature In) wwt portion. TTMti 1 Q7 MTTMTJTTT? 1 \ tAD—M'-nnc lUMfijOf -- INUMIJMV (4 (.SK\>— .MfHM« A.'M'>clriti-il N«wsp.ip'-r HOPE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 1936 Sin I- ali-d Jiinuiiry U. Hop'- ISM; I'ri-jw. 1329. 1925; PRICE 5c COPY AAA CHECKS HERE HELD UP ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft •w- * o i • f f T* TV i /^v s~^ ~r~\ Activities Halted Judge, Sheriii Resume JLIuel Over Court Expense Following courts Administration to Budget of $27,000 for 1936 Provides Both Farm Agents Sheriff Incensed at $0,000 fpr Court and $2,500 for Jail BOTH ARE REDUCED Bearden Threatens to "Fill Up Jail" Unless Paid for His Work Highlights j The adjourned term of Hcmpslcad j Quorum Court. meeting at Washington M"ii(iiiy. fixed the 193fi bud- j Ret .-it $27.700, compared with $28.000 ! for 1935. and $31.000 fo; 11131. j Sheriff Jim E. Bearden niul County i Judge H. M. Stephens clashed again, j the sheriff threatening, unle.ss paid i for his criminal work, "to fill ii|>' the county jail," while the judge asked, "How conn. 1 we mil the meanest people in the world in Hemp- 1 stead county?" to which the .sheriff I retorted, "I didn't say it." I The county, like the City of Hope, ' bus hnd i(.i trnuhles collecting j "sjrect tax.". Under the law every' rural mule citizen between the ages ' of 21 and 45 must either piry $-1 a i year or give (our days frri- labor on the road.s. Tlie Quorum Court, on n | motion by A. C. Monts. voted un- j nuimpusly to compel enforcement. Sheriff Bcnrden announced that his campaign for collection of the delinquent personal tax was under way. asserting, "V/e proceeded against * 3-Year Comparison of Hempstend county Quorum Court the 19U6 appropriation;; fixed Monday County Courts J. F. Courts Circuit Court Jad Kxpcn.sc Af.'jes.sment & Tax Books Records & Stationery I'aupera . .. '. Miscellaneous Courthouse & Jail Tuberculosis Sanatorium Officers' Salaries Crippled Children's Home County Nurse Hope Municipal Court Charity & Hospitals County Agent . Home Demonstrator Experiment Kami Purchn.se Jeanes Negro Stnte Aid County Physician Resettlement Utilities Bills Welfare Office Rent . . . . Total Budgets budgets for three years at Washington, 1951 1,250 1,000 8,000 3.000 1,250 1,200 1,200 2.500 750 1.500 5.000 100 GOO 900 1.200 1.000 1,000 450 31,'JOO including compare as follows: 1H35 500 &00 7.000 J.OOO 1.000 1,200 1,400 1.500 750 1.200 4,500 100 900 500 1,000 1,000 1,000 200 28,000 193G 500 800 6,000 2,500 1,000 1,500 250 2,000 800 | 250 G.OOO 100 900 1.800 500 1,000 1.000 300 200 300 27,700 Seek Substitute for AAA Program Farm Leaders to Confer January 10 to Shape New Measures ACTIVITIES HALTED Questions, Answers on Effect of Court's Decision on AAA Confusion Sweeps Official Washington After Supreme Court's Ruling—Administration Leaders Interpret Decision as Hard Blow to New Deal Slot Machines in j Kraft Executive Camps Are Ousted! Views Sites Here Deputy Constable Shipp JC. L. Teissler Goes on to Gives Orders to Luck | Chicago—Will Return ' and Tol-E-Tex ; Hope bii.sine.ss 'limities* first, Marling on the farmers." The Quorum Court unanimously adopl- j ed a motion by A, II. Washburn endorsing the .sheriff's collection campaign. A revcnue-thir.'ity Quorum Court meeting at Washington Monday in a >liirmy session, heard Sheriff Jim F.. Bearden and County Judge II. M. Stephenson renew their battle over > circ'iit court and jail expense. ! Looking to increased revenue the ' justices unanimously endorsed, the sheriff's campaign to collect delinquent personal laxes. but also unanimously, they endorced the judge's budget which cut down the circuit court appropriation from $7.0(10 last year to 50.000 for lll.'iC, and reduced the jail allowances from $3,000 to S2.. r )0fl. Total appropriations thi.s year were fixed at $27.701). compared with S2K.OOO last year, and S.'il.iiiill in 193-1. Both the county farm and home demonstration ai'ents were provided for again this year. | Stephens and Uearden -ihe highlight of the court session wa.s the debate between Judyc Stephens and Sheriff B-'arden. It went about like ibis: "In Ifl.'M," said Judge Stephens. "Arkansas adopted a constitutional amendment forbidding counties lo go in debt for current expoiiM'. Counlie:; in debt at thai lime were forbidden to exceed the amount of lhal dehl. and counties, out of debt al thai time could not yo into debt. "In 192-1 IlrmpHcad county was not in debt, and was getting by on a 1- inill county lax. -!'But from 1!IUK on. the county h". •an lo ;;n in debt. The county was $7.111)1) in debt when I look office. I undertook to pay off the debts as 1 lonnd them, u.siiu; much of the 1!>3.'I res'enue to pas- obligations incurred before thai year. Meanwhile, lax eol- Slot-machines were found operating in the county, at two tourist camps just beyond the ronxiration line of Hope, by Allen Shipp. deputy constable of DeRoan township. Shipp told The Star Monday night that he went to Luck's tourist camp, ju.st west of the city line, late Monday afternoon and found three slot- machines in play in the dining room. After dark the deputy constable paid a visit to the Tol-E-Tex camp, ju.sl east of the city, and found one machine. Proprietors of both tourist camps told the deputy constable they would obey his order to remove the machines at once, Shipp told Tin? Star. Slot-machines were oti.'.ted from the City of Hope in Ifl.'iO following a newspaper campaign in which The Star gathered a dozen affidavits of commercialized gambling among children. With Announcement C. L. Teissler, in charge of factories for the KrKafl-Phenix Cheese corpor- ition, spent last week-end in Hope inspecting possible locations for the new Officials Have But Few Definite Answers to Deluge of Messages WASHINGTON—(/P)—Farm leaders were summoned by the New Deal Tuesday tn confer on shaping a pro- I gram to replace Uic smashed AAA. I Secretary Wallace issued a call for j January 10 to 11 after the ponderous AAA field machinery was brought to a full stop by the six to three Supreme court decision which demolish[ ed the AAA program. I 71ie AAA field offices were ordered I Tuesday to halt all activities. These i telegraphic orders added the final I brake to those Monday stopping benefit payments and tax collections, I The offices of the adjustment ad- j ministration hero were deluged with telegrams, long distance telephone calls from frantic field workers, from I farm organization leaders and from I individual farmers. | ' Officials said they had but few def- j inite answers for the countless questions. FulreU Comments LITTLE ROCK—(/^-Governor Fu- chot'se plant with various real estate troll- .said Tuesday that the proposed owners. | formation of 48 little AAA's in each Some idea of the permanency of | state in the union might, be constitu- Kraft's new plant here is gained from the fact that the corporation may buy .1 building iasdea of leasing one. Mr. Tei.s.slcr came, here from Vic- WASHINGTON -(/?>)— The wildest^— confusion since the Supreme Court smashed NRA swept official Washing- tori Monday night its administration leaders sought to Interpret the decision holdings AAA unconstitutional. Some of the principal questions, with the best available unofficial answers, were these: Q. Will payments- to farmers on present contracts be paid? A. For the present, all payments have been stopped. Administration leaders hope some way will be found to meet the contracted obligations. Q. Will the 6,500 AAA employes continue work? A. For the present, administrative expenses have been stopped. Officials said employes will report to work Tuesday as usual, and expressed hope a substitute would be found before physical liquidation of the AAA is necessary. Q. Docs AAA have any money not coming from processing taxes? A. Yes, Officials said ?90,0(KM>00 remains from a direct appropriation by congress, and that approximately $50,000,000 from the customs receipts fund is available. Q. Is the entire Adjustment Administration smashed by the court's dc- lections fell actual cash ff. Ihe county t. iking in uf about $25. (100 ;i year i (C'onlinucd on paec two) Text of Order on Liquor Referendum t Here Is Wording of Coun-j ty Court Order Which i Was Granted Jan. 6 The le.\t of the order granted bv County Judge H. M. Stephens in Hempstead County Court Monday aiilhori/.ing a liquor referendum in the county February 18 follows:; In the Hi mpstead County Court. In the matter of petition for Local Option vote on Liquor under Act 108 of the Acl.s of !H.l r >. O It D E U On thi.s the Cth day of J.muary, I'J'ifi, 11 day of Ihe regular January ISISfi teini of the Hi'iTiixstead County Court, is presented the petition of N. P. O'Nial and 1..V19 other legal voters uf llcmp- hlead Conn;'', Arkansas, which i.s more than ,Ti' I of I hi; legal voters of said territory (said petit ie,n having been t'ili d svilh the Clerk of this Court and kdgcd with Ih: Judge, of this Court •in the ISlh day of December, (•ami; toria. Deni.son and other points in Texas where Kraft has installed ehetve j factories. The factory man gathered I all available information on buildings i and left for Chicago, Kraft's head- ; quarters city. Mr. Teissler told The Star he would i return in a few days with specific | plans. Kraft is preparing to get. milk | routes and machinery set tip here this month. The corporation will return to Hope thi.s time with a fully-organized extension service to aid farmers who pay be planning to turn from cotton production to the business of producing whole milk. tional, but Ihe administration of such a farming program "would lack teeth." Institution of such a program to replace the AAA might be rendered in- j effective by the refusal or failure of! states that are unsympathetic with j the New Deal measures to co-operate I with the program. I Wallace Pcssimlsic WASHINGTON—(/P)—Fear that th<; j passing of the AAA may result in tho I return of 19H2 conditions for agricul- i ture was expressed Tuesday by tarv Wallace. "We hope the immediate effects of the Supreme Court';; decision on farm pries will not be serious." Wallace said. A. AAA officials believe not. Opinion was expressed that marketing agreements and licenses were not affected; likewise, authority to use money for removal of crop surpluses believed not affected. Q. Could marketing agreements be used to control prices of major commercial crops? j A. AAA officials say marketing | agreements arc believed generally ef- I fcctive only for small crops in limited areas, such as fruits, vegetables and milk. Q, What will happen to the $150,000,000 estimated impounded in lower courts in injunction suits? A. It is believed that these funds will be returned to processors who paid them into the courts. Q. Will processors be able to sue Secrc- i ll »' government for the $979,000,000 paid to the Treasury in processing taxes? A. The Louisiana rice millers case, Bulletins PARIS, France.— (A*)— The British general staff was reported unofficially Tuesday to be pressing for an application of an oil embargo against Italy, holding that the Fascist warfare hi Eehlopia must be halted at any cost. Ruling Rilling AAA involving the AAA amendments, now before the Supreme Court, will decide this question. The amendments provided that the processor could not recover unless he proved he had not passed the lax on to the consumer. Q. Can wholesalers sue processors lor return of taxes passed on to them in higher prices? A. In part, this depends on the decision of the court in the Louisiana millers case. If the court's decision is favorable to the processors, a wholesaler could sue only if his contract with the processor had specifically provided for refund if the tax was held unconstitutional Q. Does this decision invalidate the Bankhoad cotton act, the Kerr-Smith tobacco act and the potato act of 1935? A. No, except in effect. These arc separate act.s, designed to enforce the AAA. A suit testing the Bankhead act is pending before the high court; the Kerr-Smith has been held invalid by a lower court; the potato act has not been challenged. Q. Will big purchasers of foodstuffs be able to recover floor stocks taxes paid when AAA was begun on stocks then in possession? A. Officials said this question had not been determined. Q. Could a farmer sue the government for complete payment of his present-contracts? A. Not without consent of the government. Q. What effect is the decision expected to have on food prices A. Officials said there probably would be no great effect immediately, since 1936 programs for wheat and hogs had aimed at nearly "normal production." Q. Has the AAA a substitute ready? A. No, the decision was far more sweeping than was expected. Q. What substitutes arc under consideration A. Adoption of a "little AAA" for each state, financed by federal grants; payments to farmers for "proper use" of land instead of crop reduction; adoption of a domestic allotment plan. WASHINGTON.—(/!>)—The constitutionality of another New Deal measure, the 1935 rail pension laws, was challenged Tuesday in a joint suit filed in the District of Columbia Supreme Court by 135 of the nation's railroads . Delivery Halted on $14,000, Half of Total, ; Says Hill (HITS 1,000 FARMERS i T ^ r i All AAA Transactions in ; State Suspended at 1 Midnight Monday Ask Allotment on Birthday Ball for No Sinking Fund | Sherman Held for FDR Here Jan. 30 for Centennial j Grand Jury Action Comptroller Smith Saysl FuIton Youth . Arraigned Receipts Through August Are Pledged LITTLE HOCK -- Following disclosure Monday by Governor Futrell thai he had suggested to the Centennial Commission that it might be j possible to usi; part of the; general j revenue .sinking fund to help finance I the .stale's centennial celebration this year, slate Comptroller Griffin Smith i.ssucd a .statement .showing that sinking fund receipts through next Aufju.M are pledged lo oilier purposes. The governor emphasised that he' was not endorsing any .specific plan of providing money f-.u- the centennial and declined to comment on a new poll of the legislature to determine whether it would authori/c state aid if the money could bo provided with- sking (his Court to make an order on hi.s order book directing an election to i be held in said territory on the 18th j day of February, )9;iti, which io more j than sixty ItiOl days: after said petition j or application was. lodged with the levying the any new taxes, allocation of or dis- pre.sent turbin. levies. Mr. Smith said il would In; impossible to obtain from the general revenue sinking fund the $300.000 sought Judge of this Court f->r the purpose ef j hy Ihe Centennial Commission. taking the sense of the legal voters Affected by I9.'!5 Legislation You hope curds wlien romance, is in tlio you deck mil for a ITIlNi.'. svho are qualified to vote at an election for County Officers of said ti.-r- rilory. upon the pioposilion whether or not spiril'His, vinous or in-ill liquor.- shall he sold, bartered, or loaned therein, and .specifically requesting that if a majority of the legal voles be opposed to the sale, barter or loan of .-aid spiritous, vinous or malt liquors, as shown by .said election, then Ihe sale, barter or loan of said spiritiius, vinous or malt liquor.-, be prohibited in said territory, and said spirituous, vinous, or mall liquors shall not be sold, bai lered or leaned s^thin said territory, anil .-aid ; pii ilous, vinous ( r malt liquors shall nol be sold, barlcred or loaned by dis- peiisarie.--. restaurants, hotels or clubs: within .said territory. And the Court finds. That the persons signing the above described po- tilion have deposited svilh the County Judge, in money, an amount sufficient to pay for printing or |xi.s|.ing adver- (Conlinuetl on page three) Hi.s statement reviewed creation of the .sinking fund in 1!).'!3 to pay an us-erdrafl of approximately ?1,000.001 against the general revenue fund which was incurred in 1931 and 19IJL'. He said the original debt svill !)•• liquidated in March, but that (he I!)!!.") legislature provided that an additional $l(S7.1ti!l erronerously paid into Ihe general revenue fund instead of inl'i Ihe common school fund and equalis- ing fund from cigarette dealers' pur- j mil fees between Iflill and 11KM should i he repaid lo those funds from the sinking fund. He i-.-timaled that, if Ihe sinkiiv; fund recipts continue at an average ef I Slili.ODIi a month, this adjustment car. be completed in Ainnist and said Ihe .'inkinu fund thereafter i- unpledged. The comptroller said his office had planned lo recommend that the sink- in j! fund be held inlact after AuuiuM lo be appropriated by the I'J.'iT General Assembly fur expenses of thai session "since there i.s no other fund from which -such expenses can hi 1 paid " Here on Charges of Forgery Itay Sherman. 21-year-old Fulton youth, wa.s held for action of the Ilcnipstoad counly grand jury when arraigned in municipal court at Hope Tuesday on a charge of forgery and uttering. Bond was fixed as $500. Although officers said that Sherman had confessed to forgery of a cloien checks in Hope, he wa.s arraigned on only one charge, and that of giving a boiiu.s check to J. F. McDowell. Other COIM.M procedure: Leon Jackson, petit larceny, found guilty and fined 525. He was charged svilh stealing chickens, the properly of John Wise. Cicorgc, Whatley. arraigned on a charge of assault and battery gross 1 - ing out of striking C. G. Coffee, was found not entity. ' Homer What Icy was acquitted on charge of striking C. G. Coffee, but wa.s found guilty of trespassing on the properly of Coffee and was fined $10 Notice of appeal to circuit court wa.s given, and bond was fixed at ?110. Pleading guilty to charges of drunk| enness and drawing $10 fines each ! were Charlie Foster," Will Lewis, Wil- I burn Harrison, Fletcher Moore. D. Wilson forfeited a $10 cash bond when he failed to appear for trial on a drui.kenness charge. IBuick Linds:cy wa.s fined $25 and .sentenced to a day in jail on a false pretense charge, growing out of obtaining falsely a box of groceries ! from Robert Strauuhter. :Annual Affair Will Be ! Held in Hope High School This Year i The annual birthday ball in honor j of President Roosevelt will be held in , the Hope High School gymnasium the night of January 30, it was announced i Tuesday by Mrs. C. S. Lowthorp, who has been appointed county chairman for the second consecutive year. 1 Mrs. Lowthorp announced a called meeting of the executive board, to meet at 7:30 p. in. Thursday at Hope i city hall, t" work out details for the celebration here. Part of the proceeds will -stay in Hempstead county and will be used in the fight against infantile paralysis. Tl»u other portion will be sent to a national committee to wage war on the dreaded disease. Third Annual Affair WASHINGTON — Another million dollars will pour thi.s month into the war coffers for America's offensive against, infantile paralysis, childhood's mo.-t fciired di.sen.--e, it was indicated here ncently when final reports on the l!Ktr> Birthday Ball for the President were made public by Franklin f). lioo.-evelt. Tin; reports, drawn up by Kiitli Morgan, treasurer of the Nation.il Committee for the Birthday Ball, fhowed that 81,071,000 was raised for the fund on January 30. 1935. at tin second nation-wide Birthday Ball eel- th.ni the turn rais-ed ill lO.'H, when llv first ball was held, and the I'JSli N.i- lii'iial Committee, under the chair- Morgan Testimony Heard by Senate German Acts and Not Finance Started World War, He Says WASHINGTON—(/P)-J. P. Morgan told Die senate investigating committee Tuesday that German acts, not international iftnance, p u.shed the United States into the World war. Flanked by his senior partners, the famous banker faced questioning by senators intent on creating sentiment for legislation to curb financial dealings with warring nations. Morgan told the senate investigators that his great banking house "turned loow" with loans to the allies in 1'Jlfi soon after President Wilson consented to it. V. S. Program Hit ROM£—(/P)—The Italian press directed a fresh fire at President Roosevelt's neutrality program Tuesday. Thoroughly reliable .sources (tisclo.-- ed that anti-American attacks h:id been undertaken with the full prior knowledge of the Fascist government. Mussolini's personal organ said that Americans, whose expansion from llv Atlantic to the Pacific, had "overcome difficulties of nature," should comprehend the Italian cause in Ethiopia. Rural Teachers to Get Federal Funds manship of Colonel Henry L. Doherls. i Approximately 500 Al'U- belics'es will be that an even greater .lised this January !!0. Engineers Waul Jobs MADRID.--(..•}')-Additional resm.-- lions on the employment of foreign |laii (i r. particularly ia Ihe en^incerin, 1 -; I profession, has'c hi en "--keel hy a committee representing GOO unemployed Spanish engineers. Six ('.olden \Vcdilhiirs NANTF.S.—- (/Pi -Six couples living in Petit-Mars, a liny commune of 280 inhabitant.', thirly miles 1'roin Nantes, celebrated their golden svcddiiiH anniversary tonetlier on til..- -ailie dav, ."i.UOO ConiiiiiiiiUy I'lodgi's omens lh;;l this- month's cele- in. which "ill honor President K'lo.-evelt's fift.s-f mrlh anniversary, ssill oui.-hine the two previous one-. Colonel DohiTly declared thai alrca.is 5.000 coniniunilies had forwarded l [> his coirmittee s\ holi hearted pledges i. 1 ! participation in the liKIli Birlhda.v Ball. Ill his report to Ihe President. Mr. Morgan gave additional details of Ihe. accounting of the funds raised for the J!K!~) affair by a.liill) communities. ansas School Districts Will Be Affected LITTLE ROCK commissioner of t leleuram Monday Joe T. liobinson -W. F.. Phipps. si.ile dtieation. received a ni'jht from SeirUor tayinc that Work- IVogress adminislrator Harry L. Hopkins had approved the application of the slate Department of Education fur federal aid for teaeheis in appro:\i- mutuly 500 Arkansas school district*. Mr. Phipps ttiid Senator Kobinsun'.-. telegram did not spicifs Ihe amount iCur.tinucd 01 pa^ 1 ' three' j Approximately 1,000 AAA checks, due Hempstead county farmers t through payment of parity and second rentals, were held Tuesday at HoJ>e city hall as the result of the United States Supreme court's decision Mori- day invalidating the AAA program. Frank J. Hill, .assistant in cotton /llj* i* \ adjustment, said that these checks I IlltlViltinTI amounted to approximately ?14,OW. IjUltl T aiiUlt j Mr. Hill announced that he had received orders to suspend all AAA activities, pending further notice. None of the checks will be delivered. Distribution of parity and second rental checks started December 31 Hempstead Cotton Petition to Be Signed at I City Hall Saturday | an d about 1,200 of the checks had beep delivered up to Monday when the decision by the court killed the program. The county schedule called for distribution of the other 1,000 checks Tuesday and Wednesday—had not the AAA been declared unconstitutional, Mr. Hill said. AAA by scoring the sharpest advance in months early Tuesday. With the opening asking prices of 75 cents to 51 higher by per hundred ; weight, the market shot upward in early rounds to Jhg A petition, one of several in the state, was launched among the justices of the peace attending Monday's session of the Quorum Court at Washington advocating the fixing of the cotton allotment the next four years on the basis of total cultivated acreage rather than cotton acreage only as at present. ] n ogf Market Booms - ' State Senator John L. Wilson, who CHICAGO — (IP)— The hog market addressed the Quorum Court and who cont jnued its spectacular adjustment later obtained practically all the sig- to ^ e Supreme Court's decision on the natures of the justices as individuals, announced that he would spend all day Saturday, January 11, at Hope city hall to complete signing up the petition. The text of the resolution follows: "Be It Resolved, That'yfe, 'ihe fann- ers and other citizens of Hempstead county, hereby appeal to our congressman, senators and the Secretary of Agriculture to adjust the cotton allotment for the years 1936-37-38-39 on a total cultivated acreage basis, rather than the cotlon acreage basis, as has been done for the past three years. "Be It Further Resolved, That we pledge our whole-hearted support to the federal government in the program of cotton acreage control, and only ask that the basis be fair and just to all sections. "Be It Further Resolved, That the agricultural extension division of the University of Arkansas and all county agents be requested to co-operate svith us in our efforts to bring about Cotton Breaks Sharply NEW ORLEANS— (yP)— After over- ' night consideration of the Supremo Court's decision wiping out the AAA program, cotton futures on the New Orleans exchange broke nearly |2 per bale. State Activities Halted LITTLE ROCK— AAA activities in Arkansas ended at 13 Monday night under executive order from Washington which followed the United States Supreme Court's declaration that the Agricultural Adjustment Act was unconstitutional. Officials in charge here declared that the court decision will be a "shock" to Arkansas farmers who have received near $44,000,000 for taking a fair, just and equitable adjustment i )>art j n agricultural adjustment proof the cotlon allotment program "Be It Further Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to each of our senators, congressmen, the Secretary of Agriculture, and the President of the "United States, asking their earnest consideration, -that the small hill farmer may not be driven to staivation and that the hill seclion of Ihe Cotton Belt be not driven to bankruptcy.'' Columbia to Vote Liquor Question February 25 Is Date Set to Vote in Local Option Election MAGNOLIA. Ark — (.fI — County Judge J. N. McNeeb accepted Monday a referendum petition, reported signed by 46.9 per cent of the qualified electors, and fixed February 25; as ihe date fnr Columbia county's local • option liquor election. | The petition bore 1.014 names. There, are 2,103 qualified electors in the county. Four liquor stores are operated. Three in Macnoha and one in Waldo. Liquor Election in Kamlnlph POCAHONTAS, Ark.—An order was' issued Monday by Counts- Judge' Joe S.uodgrass calling for an election in Randolph County March 10 on ihe question of ihe sale of legal liquor. ' The petition, sponsored by the Rev. H. L. Willford. pastor <if the First. Methodist church of Poc iV">ntas. was signed by 804 cili/ens. alihouyh "illy (iOl MUnalurcs svcrc mces.-siry. Han- dr.lph county consistently ha.-, voted dry. It also voted dry mi tin: repeal et' the Eighteenth Amendment. r'.U'flimi ill Halrsvillc BATKSV1LLE, Ark.- Following tV aiceplanee of a petition by Ihe hide-, pendcnce County Couii Monday. March I) was set as the i leclion <late I'-,! local option of the sale uf liquor in B> less-] lie. Counts ,Iud':e Oscar T. Junes announced. Woodruff Counts Will Vole AUGUSTA. Ark.--.March H was the dale set Monday for the liquor election for Woodruff cc.unts. There ssei'e , 411.") qualified electors who sigiu-d ihe rei'tion. grams, and who are expected to receive an additional $3,560,000 in cotton price adjustment payments on the 1935 crop. Telegrams from Chester Davis, national AA Aadministrator, C. W. Warburton, director of the Agricultural Extension Service, and Cully A. Cobb, chief of the AAA Cotton Section, were received Monday night by C. C. Randall, acting assistant director in charge of the Agricultural Extension Service, and transmitted immediately to county agents throughout the state. Instructions from the Washington office svcrc to suspend all action on (Continued on page three) Lessons in Law-Making Bv the Associated Press S. Seniority Is King Seniority is important in congress. Jt is the first barrier confronting the new members-, and there have been many bitter denunciations of its rule. But .seniority remains an important factor. The new member, for instance, applies for his office room. He gets what is left after all older members have made their selections. He meets with it at any official dinner he attends. The new member sits near l.he foot of the table. Favored committee assignments 141.) to the older members. He encounters it in tin.- committee room when he attends the first inciting. His place is at the fool of the table. The chairmen of ihe committee.- are the loneust serving majority members. The ranking minority member of a committee is the eldest in point of service tin his side. Much legislation is svritlen by or determined by the conferees on conference committees of the house and senate. Uusally the conferees appointed are the two senior Democrats and two snii' r Republiciins en the committees reporiin,a out the hills in each house. "It is an unwise perfoi-manoc." foi- mer Speaker Champ Clark once, observed, "for any district to chance representatives al short intervals. A new cuii^rvs-sman must Ix-fiin at the fool of die class and spell up." Tiimeriins: OmimiKce- at \VorU.

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