-I,'-* tf.r-'j "•• '-,4 A THOUGHT Sweet dmiffhtor <rf n rough and shntfcy sire, how winter's blor.mlnjt child, delightful spring.—MM. Antui Lotltin Bat* } hsiild. Hope Star Arkansas — Partly cloudy, c'lder Thursday nightj iMdoy cloudy, colder In cast portion. ,ti VOLUME 37—NUMBER 82 (,\J"»- -Ml'MII.S A.-WlVllUl-'J fTrS* (Nl'iA)~M>iuiM X.-\vwv-iP 1 '' Kntrvprl.-'i- .Nsw'r HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 1936 Con.iolldiitifl .Innuury 1\ l!'2!i. »lnr of llo|«; IS03; I'rj-Rs. 1027; PRICE 5c COPY HAUPTMANN r~r. : r^r; 1 •& •& •& * Here and There •Editorial By AI,EX. H. WASHBURN" REPRIEVE •fr JOHN' S. GIBSON, with rosy checks, a sack suit, a pink car" nation and a delighted look, was an island of composure in mi oloct.ion-nij.rht sea of folks Wednesday. It was his 50th anniversary in The same stand in the drujr business. There was an orchestra. It played, "The Music Goes 'Hound and 'Hound" —Ihe newest melody for the city's oldest occasion. And the crowd went 'round and 'round, too; all but the Senior Mr. Gibson. Ex-Governor Parnell Stricken Dead Stratosphere Air Route Definitely Proven by Wiley Post Averaged 340 M.P.H. on His Los Angeles-to- Clevelancl Trip 40,000- F O~6r~ LEVEL Doubled Speed Would Re-, »f duce Both Risk and Expense for Traveler (Third In a Scries) BY BILLY PARKER (Copyright, IS.Tfi, by the Assocluled Press) I'll bet be opened store as usual, early Thursday—and I'll bet the rest of the Gibson organization Thursday wouldn't pive a (lime for all the rest of the world's anniversaries rolled into one. It's a strenuous business, celebrating anniversaries. But it was Mr. Gibson's party, and he enjoyed every inch of it. I left him waving a bunch of telegrams and letters that had arrived from coast to coast, from senators, congressmen, governors, crcat drug company execvitives, and all the other acquaintances that a man makes in 50 years of conscientious and successful business. Ours is not an old nation. Ours is n relatively young state. And one man's career of 50 years in business very nearly covers the whole history : City of Hope. May it always be as vigorous and successful as Mr. Gibson's own history. And no man in our city could wish 3-Time Governor Agents Are Vital Victim of Heart i to Farm Program Attack at Age 55 i in Present Crisis Death Stalks Tomb of Luxury Airliner Succeeded From Lieuten- 1 ant-Governorship When Martineau Quit ELECTED 1928, 1930 Most of Highway Con- tion Done in Parnell Administration Gray and Branhen Address 3-Day Conference Opening in Hope SHARP BUYING EYE Future Farm Purchases Should Be Weighed Against Crop Markets LITTLE ROCK.—(/P)-Formc-r Governor Harvey Parnell, who .served Arkansas as its chief executive during the state's greatest prosperity and through the greatest depression in history 1 , died here suddenly from an heart attack Thursday. A.s the state's first licutenunt-gover- ! more for himself than to'be n picture no , r - Darnell had a longer tenure .-us like that of Mr. Gibson, as he stood | in the midst of Wednesday's vast and | continuous crowd, able and happy in While prcparalions'wcrc Ix-ing made i lhc crownin R moment of his career. for the stratosphere flight. Wiley P<n' and Frank Phillips. hi;i financial back, cr, decided the world could best be nwnkcncd !•> the possibilities of strat- <j«phcre flying if (he ship were flown from Los Angeles to New York in the substratosphere at an extremely high rntc of speed. From then on, all plans were laid around this idcti, which in itself turned out to be a mistake, for it aulo- mnticnlly branded as a fi.ilurc any flif.hl which ended short of this goal. -In nil'tils flights Wiley proved without doubt to thinking persons' that the stratosphere is the place for all future Irnq-dtatnnce flying. I/rt us lo:'k at the record. When Wiley flew from Los Angeles on the morning of last March lf> he landed at Cleveland, Ohio, seven hours and 111 minutes later. Thi.s is a distance of L.fMi) mile-! which sh-iwu an average speed of 2Rr> miles per hour. Doubled Sperrl But when he decided that it was necessary to land at Cleveland, Post already wa.s Klfl miles east cf there. ;it about 1(1.000 feet Itiludc. Fr'im that time it wa.s actually an hour and lf> minutes until he landed up the field, which would fix his average speed from the .start to a point over hi.s final destination at around MIO miles an Ivmr. Thi.s wa.s accomplished wilh an airplane eight years old in design, with .- nrrmal cruising speed at sea level if 150 miles an hour, a speed pr ibably stepped up to 170 miles an hour by droppinu the landing gear. Simply by going up to -10.1100 feet Wiley proved definitely the speed of a plane can be doubled. Let us see just what thus means It enables the craft to fly alvive all ordinary Morms and cloud banks, reducing the weather problem. It the worst it would be necessary only t( climb through bad weather at tlv start of the flight and descend through it at Ihe end of the destination. Ninety-five per cent of the flying couli' be done in clear weather. Since ice forms on an airplane only instrument (King, weather no longer holds trant-porl craft on the nr mud lee i.s the only serious difficulty now preventing 1(10 per cent schedules. •Since ice forms on a nairplane only at temperatures of .')() In 3-1 degrees Fahrenheit, except under extraordinary conditions which d.i not caun; serious (rouble, there is iu danger of ice at stratosphere levels. Ship- would remain in cloud banks in Ihe lower levels such a short time ice would cause no serious (rouble. In addition, de-icers have ln-en perfected, si aircraft could, with wifely, pull through ice forming comlili m- iinlil a luin-icing area was reached. Ship Thoroughly (inxuiu'd Probably the must important fen- lure for the future of air transportation is I lie fact that to fly a givt-n iCoiilinucd on page six) -f -f Accident news always gives a newspaper office a nervous chill — but sometimes there is a humorous side. Wednesday** furnished an illuslra- Ijcn. Hugh Bristow. Guernsey High School coach, dashed into The Star office just as we had gone to press' late in the afternoon, with the news that lie had scon what looked to be H dead man curled up on the right hand .s-houlder of highway 67 a mile wct't of- thn- city, ..Having- Indies it^tb.? car with him', however, :hfy was afraid to stop— fearing it nMgKl. be some hitch-hiker fhamming '' to make a ! motorist stop. ! Your writer and Roy Anderson j i made <a dash for the scene, and, ac- i j costing Sheriff Jim Beardcn at Third' • and Main, picked him up too. I think j about that time it developed that no- ; | body in the crowd had a gun. in case I ' the suspect wasn't dead, and was on: ! locking for trouble. We came on the .scene, and there, i wa: plenty of reason for Coach Bristow's alarm— the man was curled up . : in the grotesque shape the dead some- I ' times assume .... i A tired laborer going down the road .... the suu wa.s warm .... and the . I sloping grass shoulder of the road in-j vitin'g .... who wouldn't have .-.•Hatched hhrsclf a snooze? ; Well, this man did. ' i And we felt about as sheepish a.-> I he did when the sheriff asked him j i kindly to get along— for he was fripht- t oning everybody that came up thf road. ! Still, who wouldn't rather write I about this kind of "accident"'.' ! i County form and home demonstrn- j lions agents must play, an increasingly ; important part in the financial live 1 j of the people of this section, in view ! of the changing conditions confront- i ing agriculture, Dean Dan T. Gray • and Dr. C. O. Brannen. assistant di- I rector of research, both of the Collogg j i of Agriculture, University of Arknn- | sns. told the annual district confer- j , mv ! cnce of aRents which opened at Hope Icily hall Thursday. ; c , x ! The conference, attended by about I ccutivc office in 1932, Parnell had su'f- i 1° I*"™™, will continue Friday fered from heart trouble for (he last i Saturday. The official welcome Attending physicians at- chief executive of Arkansas (ban other man except Jeff Davis. In ill health since leaving the three years, tribulcd death by Mayor and was! AIbert ! 30-Day Extension Is Granted Him by Jersey's Governor Governor Hoffman Says Action Followed Wilentz Conference to angina. plunge of th transcontinental lives. With "The speed recorded hour, as their Department of ors invaded Un- given Thursday Graves. i Dean Gray opened the conference I with a statement stressing the importance of the county agents as consultants in future purchases of farms. i Farm real estate, he said, should be 1 bought with a sharp eye to fertility, place on ! prevailing crop markets, and the possible affect of future farm operating requirements. Crisis ^or Aprricultttrc Dr. Qrannen declared: "We fiiulij puruplvos In -this.situation:"A doclln-'! ing'export market; an increased farm population; and an increased efficiency in farm production—all of which SUMI.S up the need for agricultural planning. j "The immediate need i.s considera- I lion of what to do with the present j crop surpluses. The lone-lime need , i.s tn strike hard against conditions which might tend to buildj up additional burdensome surpluses in the! years to come. Without agricultural planning of some, sort farming will settig back to a low standard of living.'" ' i Other Addresses j Other addresses Thursday were: ( "What We Can Expect From the National Land Use Policy," by Dr. Lewis E. Long, Resettlement Administration. "Long-Time Objectives of Soil Con- American Airlines i .servation Program," by J. W. Sargent. Tltrlrc Governor Harvey Parnell was elected lieutenant-governor on the 192fi ticket headed by John Martinean. succeeding to the governorship when Mnrtincau resigned in 1928 to accept a the federal bench. Parnell was then elected governor ' in his own name in 1928 and 19'18. serv- i ing twotcrms and part of n third..Jic-.i fore hTs\retireW«nt a Ihe end of 1932. ' when Governor F\>troll took office. j It wa.« under tlttf Panicll adminis- < | tration that most of-the hiuhway con- ' j struction undertaken by Martineau j I was completed. j j _••• T - : Funeral of Dyess to Be Held Friday Preliminary Probe Shows Airliner Wasn't Seeking a Landing GOODWIN, Ark.—(/|>)~Noncommittal federal investigators; launched an official inquiry Thursday into the! ship claimed 17 Payment of Bonus j Regarded Certain Here Is First of Series of] Three Articles on Bonus | History Southern's" jammed fixed as 18(1 miles an most important clue. Commerce in vest i sat Arkansas marsh country in a renewed hunt for evidence through wreckage strewn over ;\ wide area. Major R. W. Schroeder, chief of the airline inspection .service, Department of Commerce, said his findings would be fathered and turned over to the accident board of the department. State Hangers guarded the wrecker! luxury liner Wednesday night prevent parts from being removed thousands of sightscer.s. to eo-ordinator of the Soil Conservation Service. "Regional Land Use and Agricultural Thinning." by G'. J. Hall, department of rural economics, University of Arkansas. "Discussion of General Background Information." by Charles A. Sheffield, extension .service, U. S. Department of Agriculture. ''County Program Planning Data." by J. H. Hcvkman, extension economist, University of Arkansas. "Summary of Diseuss'ion." by C. C. Randall, acting assistant director Stale Extension Service. (First (if a series of Three) ! IJy IrKRBERT PLUMMKH j Associated Press C<irresj>oiidi'iit i WASHINGTON -(/|>i- The senate! agreed Thursday to .start consideration ; of the baby bond bonus payment bill j Friday after Republican Leader Mon- . iiry had urged a day's delay under the ! rule;;. ; In the nectar Irom flowers is sugar contained cam;. which sucrose. pa' same in sugar beets WASHINGTON—-Immediate pa\ • ment of the soldiers' bonus—political storm center since the World W:K ended 18 years ago-—promises to niH- teriali/.e in the present session of congress. The isMii- reached its present stage because of the united front pre.ienl.vl by major veterans' i>rg<ini/ali ms an-1 • f'ontiiiiiril on paer Hirer) KuiiFri:ls Friday LITTLE HOCK-(/|'i—Arkansas ficially mourned Thursday the loss two of it.s sons in Tuesday's crash the airliner "The Southerner" neai i Goodwill. I The capitol was closed under procla- ; ination of Governor Futrell in honor : ol the victims, W. R. Dyess, Stale , Works Progress Edmini.strator. and I Robert H. McNair jr., WPA director '• of finance and reports. All administrative and WPA offices i will bo closed here Thursday and Fri. dav. III.' funerals of the two relief officials being .scheduled Friday. 21ti.-IUII Passengers Safely NKW YORK-i..'1'i -Officials • the '('onliniKtd .in page three! r\ llecausc of tile use of tar on ronds /-1 adjoining their vineyards, wine grow I ers of the Rhone valley rom]>lain that their wines now taste of tar. -—Photos NKA, Memphis. Siidden, vliilenl death came to 17 persons aboard "The Southerner," of American Airlines, in a crash in an Arkansas pin-oak swamp IS minutes from the Memphis airport Tuesday night. Here are photographs of the grim scene \\liich searching |tar- lies tumid at daybreak after nearly four hours (if frantic splaslUng through muddy swamps and .•tiiiiihlinj; through brush. « . WILL BE ONLY .ONE Executive's Action Follows Failure of llth Hour Appeal ' TRENTON. N. J— (ff) ^Governor Hoffman announced late Thursday a 30-day reprieve for Bruno Richard Hauptmann. sentenced to die Friday night. The governor's announcement read: "The attorney general (Wilentz) and I have been in conference on' this matter, and I decided on a reprieve for 30 days. ; (_»«; "It is my intention to grant only this one reprieve. "We agreed this reprieve would not be challenged." Appeal Rejected WASHINGTON-(/p)-The Supreme Court of the United States refused late Thursday to save Bruno Richard ; Hauptmann from the electric chair 1 Friday night. ! Apparently the only hope of the, [convicted kidnaper and murderer of | the Lindbergh baby lies in a possible reprieve by Governor Hoffman of New Jersey. WASHINGTON-(/P)-In a dramatic llth hour effort, attorneys for Bruno Richard Haxiplmann appealed Thursday to the supreme court to save the convicted, kidnaper and murdere of the Lindbergh baby from the electric chair Friday night. A petition for a- Writ of.-habeas cor- . pus and » stc^:.o£>ekeetrts5sn''was pre- ' isented in open-court shortly after, it met at noon. "You may submit the papers," was Chief Justice Hughes' only comment. Confession Denied raENTON, N. J. — <7P)— William Conklin, press aide to Governor Hoffman, said Thursday that the governor "has no knowledge of any confession" in the Lindbergh kidnap-niurdsr case. Conklin said that up to 11:15 o'clock Thursday morning the governor had reached no decision on whether or not to grant a reprieve to Bruno Richard Hauptmann, who is facing i death Friday night. Copyright Associated Press TRENTON, N. J.—A report emanating Wednesday night from a high source said Governor Hoffman' had I in his possession a purported written ~ | confession from a new figure in the Lindbergh baby slaying. Neither Governor Hoffman nor his press aide could be reached, but this | source said the governor had made overtures to the leading officials wh;» participated in the capture of Bruno Richard Hauptmann—sentenced to bo jlcctrocuted Friday night—to serve in an advisory capacity to study the value of the purported confession. If these advisers consider the "confession" of value, it is said, the governor will stay the execution until a thorough investigation cun be made. The nature of the "confession" has not been indicated and the name of the person involved is not known. A secret conference in New York (Continued on page two) Bulletins CHICAGO—(/Pi— The sum of 53 million doll.M's in AAA processing taxes put into escrow by Chicago packers was ordered returned to tl'em Thursday by Federal Judge Barnes. \\ A.SlUNliTON-l.l')— The senate iigrU'iilluir cii.muittce approv- M! Tbiirsila.v the ^lonary bill i'tithnrizing an apprtipiiution ef iltiU milliim diillavs in pay farmers i n ciitsuimling AAA i-cmracts. CHAl'TKR I Her arms press!ntr two bundles close against her slender waist, and one small capable hand fcarchin"; hurriedly for the key in her hatr, Julia Cntitf stood before the door of the tilth: apartment which she shared with Amy Sanders. \Vhen at last she wa.s successful in managin,"; both the key and the two bulky bundles and had entered the apartment without mishap, Amy looked at her from the security of the. loom's one davenport. A.s dark as Julia was blond. Amy had reached home a few moments before, slipped into her red iieRliyree and settled by Nard Jones Copyright NEA 1936 ;<; herself comfortably wilh a mayay.ine. Julia irlaivd in mock ano'er. "Didn't you hear me trying to tret in'.'" "Sure." said Amy cheerfully. "But I knew you had a key." "You knew it wa.s my day lu brin.o; the groceries, loo," said Julia from the kitcheiiet where she was disposing of the bundles on the diminutive tile drain-hoard. "And you knew I'd be loaded down like a truck horse." Throuvh the open doorway. Amy surveyed Julia's 1'ig'iire enviously. "You're a lon.o- wav from beiji'- 1 a truck horse, darlinu. YVhv don't you wear that black dress all the time'.' You'iv certainly a swell dish in it." Julia returned to the room. Taking her small hat carefully by its front brim she lifted it from her blond head and tossed it on tin- table. Then she sank into the bitr chair beside the davenport. Now that she was inside the apaitmcnt. now that her workiny dav was finished, she lost at once the alert and efficient manner which charaderi/ed Julia in the office and on the street. She had been tired the moment she left the. office—the moment work had ceased and she could let herself down. I5ul he hadn't shown it until now. Amy K'i v '''d at her critically. "Had day at the office, Julia V" "No worse than most. I suppose." Julia said. "Kir. the firm has been »'i\en a bi^ case thai involves a lot of money and some future busi- nc-is. Everybody down there seems pitched up to the screaming: point." "Well," Amy sighed, "at least it's exciting' to work for lawyers. You should try to sell the latest models to these old hens for eight hours a day." "I'd think it would be interesting'. Amy. You the chance to see in the flesh some of these •men 1 can set- only thnm.u'h their pictures in • society section." Amy spurted. "Personally. I'd rather look at in in pictures. 1 waited on ^Irs. Hamilton ./on today. Ever hear of her'.'" "Of course." Julia said. "She had a tea for • Harden Club last week. There was a whole o'i- of pictures in the paper, and—" "Yeah." said Amy irreverently. "Listen— t'x/.oit bill hasn't been paid at our shop for ear and a half. .Mrs. Hamilton I'sson cuuldn'.'
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