%• »'(, \ V » Star In V V. VOLUME 34—NUMBER 264 AP)—Mrlnl AlMditH Pr*«*. NBA)—M«n« NmrtfMfttr BhttfpriM HOPE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 ^ "*""" *"•* /NBA>-M« M N...P4P» Bhfrfpri* A-'. IlUrJ!*, AIVIVAINOAO, FfUVAI, SKrTKMBKK 1, 1933 *w *f H*. tmgj u,.. M «- Brf. *—. «•»«*«** * ' ' ' ' '"'. ' i ' =g===a=aagaa=aaaaaai , , , - Wl <*•»***"»*• ^\ 1*11*11. mf. FKIQB tt ! HELD ON MURDER CHARGI Th J ers Turn From Liquor to Enter New Rackets T HE old-fashioned die-hard conservative is not happy these days, and the extreme radical never has been happy; but it is doubtful if either of these groups is getting half the misery that is falling in the lap of a certain kind of doctrinaire liberal. The conservative can at least reflect <s;that he controlled the government for " upwards of a decade. The radical can always cock his ear for the rumble of tumbrils down the streets of the distant future. But there is a certain kind of liberal to whom the present era .seems to be bringing nothing but confusion and disappointment. To be sure, the actions that this liberal has always demanded of his government are being taken. The program that he has clamored for for years—or something strikingly like it —U being put into effect. The conservatives are in full retreat, all along the line, and they haven't yet'found a rallying point. XXX But the tragedy, to the doctrinaire liberal, is that all of this is being done in the wrong way by the wrong people. The change came before he could pronounce his blessing upon it. He had just got through proving that nothing of consequence could be expected from the present administration, when it proceeded to take the wind out of his sails by adopting his imposition of Goods by Shady Means Begin to Crop Out RETAIL TRADES HIT Fake Brokers Re-Sell Goods Bought Ostensi- bily for Export Editor's Note: This is the second of two stories on new forms of racketeering that have developed since the introduction of the NRA. By WILLIS THORNTON NBA Service Writer ^.WASHINGTON—Rackets, always contemptible, become doubly so when hiding under the Blue Eagle's wing. What could be cheaper than this one, unearthed and scotched by a Better Business Bureau official— Solicitors were found going around among NRA signers, asking that they pay to have their names listed on "honor lists" of an official NRA magazine. There is, up to.now at least no official national NHA publication ~ wnyofie solicUiiig: 'money* ton >'honor listings" in any such purported '-"official NRA magazine" is a faker In Cleveland, where several such chiselcrs were unearthed, they were scared out of business by warnings of the Better Business Bureau and therefore no arrests 'or prosecutions were necessary. But Better Business Bureau officials arc already calculating that with a big "buy now drive" in prospect, people will be more likely than ever to become victims of the "Industrial bootlegging" schemes which are expected to get considerable impetus from the codifying of business. Attracts Liquor Bootlegger The new retail code, which is expected to prohibit sales below cost, or below certain standard levels, may be a further temptation for illegal sales by bootleg merchandisers. Further, as prohibition repeal comes nearer, liquor bootleggers, seeing the end of their present racket, art eurning to the bootlegging of merchandise. The industrial bootlegger is the man who, by fair means or foul, gets hold of merchandise that can be sold well under standard prices, Naturally, not all "cut-price" merchandise conies through the industrial bootlegger, but much of i*. does, jk\nncl then: is reason to fear that with ^legitimate industries strictly limited by their codes, an increasing amount of such goods may get afloat. The industrial bootlegger, of course, works hand in hand with the industrial racketeer. A Typical Case Here is a typical setup: You run a drug store. You have on hand a considerable quantity of Doakes' Hair Tonic, a standard, well- advcrlised article which sells well. One day a couple of tough-looking fellows come into your store. They represent Croakes' Hair Tonic, a product made in frank imitation of Doakes', but produced in a sweatshop factory of cheap material, and with no standing in the trade. They toll you very plainly that they expect you to exchange bottle- for-bottle a large part of your stock of Doakes' Tonic for their own brand. You don't like it, and say so. But they mention some well-known local politician who can do you harm if he wishes, and perhaps they also make mention of strongarm work or window smashing that they have done in the past. You give in. You exchange a couple of hundred bottle of Doakes' Tonic for Croakes,' and you have to sell thc-'inferior stuff in competition with the legitimate article. Thus the racketeers have obtained, Very cheaply, a large number of bottle of genuine Doakes' Tonic which they aru prepared to dump on the market through "bottleggers" at low rates. There is always a supply of perfectly reputable products on the market at unfair prices, these goods having been obtained by some such procedure as this. Stolen Goods Re-Sold Of course outright stealing provides u constant source of genuine standard articles which can be offered at eut prices. A dark inght a slugged watchman, adn a truck backed up to the rear door of a 'warehouse, and you have a large supply of standard goods which may be sold at any price, (Continued on Page Three) whole program. Heart Attack Is Fatal to Railroad Employe Here W. K. Butcher, Car Inspector for Missouri-Pacific Dies Friday Afternoon THREE IN HOSPITAL Two of Five Seriously Hurt on Fulton Road Believed Recovering W. K. Butcher, aged about 50, railroad car inspector for the Missouri Pacific, died here Friday afternoon shortly after 2 o'clock from heart disease. First reports had it that he fell from a railroad car and was killed, but Missouri Pacific officials denied that he had met with an accident. Butcher came here about a week ago from his home in Hot Springs on a temporary job, replacing J. R. Easter, who is in a hospital with an injured shoulder. A Hope Furniture company ambulance brought him to Josephine hospital, but he was dead upon arrival. He was stricken while working near What has our liberal been demand- I the Southern Ice St Utilities company, ing, all of these years? C. C. Chancy and J. A. Boyett, rail- Well, he has called for a "planned economy." He has wanted federal laws to protect union labor in the leading industries. He has wanted the New York financial powers drastically curbed. He has wanted the government to crack down on the power trust. He has wanted vast sums spent by Uncle Sarn on public works. He has wanted a systematized federal employment service. He has wanted to see people like Frances Perkins, Ickes anl Richberg in important fov- rnment positions. He has wanted, an administration that would place human -rights above property right*- - ; XXX Every one of these goals has been reached. Things that until recently looked like remote possibilities for the millenium are now in actual operation. But our liberal got left at the post. Change caught him napping. Fate dclt him a hand from the bottom of the deck. And his unhappiness, these days, is heart-rending to observe. XXX An unemployed engineer in a middle western city recently gave the police a perplexing puzzle by being found, lifeless, alongside a lonely road with a series of stab wounds in his back and a dose of poison in his stomach. It looked like murder, at first; but the police finally concluded that the man had killed himself and had arranged things to look like murder because of some final impish whim. This theory, the officers said was strengthened by the fact that a detec- road men, were near him when he suddenly staggered and fell while walking along the tracks. Crash Victims Three of five persons who were seriously injured in an automobile wreck on the Fulton highway Wednesday night, remained in Julia Chester hospital Friday, fighting for their lives. Two of the injured were removed to their homes at Fulton. They are believed on the road to recovery. . Those remaining in. the hospital are: Henderson Jones, crushed chest and bruises about the body. He was the most seriously hurt of the group of eight. Jennie Lee Akjn, 13, remained in the hospital with 'both thighs broken, head injuries and crushed feet. Mrs. Connie Akin who suffered from a fractured skull and cuts and bruises was the third victim in the hospital. Will Ed Waller, driver of the truck into which the Fulton party crashed en route to Hope, told The Star Friday that he aided in helping the injured into passing automobiles. Farley Says Prohi Repeal Is Assured story was found beside the man's Declares It Will Mean Mighty pleasing to Barbara Jean Colcman, one year old, of Philadelphia, was the "royal" reception she received after winning the annual baby parade at Ocean City, N. J. Here she poses happily with the pageant's Queen Infanta- Miss lona Beverky. But a real detecttve story fan might easily make just the opposite deduction from this fact. There is nothing a mystery addict hates so much as the novel which presents a puzzling homicide and then, in the last chapter, discloses that it was really a suicide. If the man in this case was actually fond ,of that kind at literature, could he be expected to ape a plot which, if he found it in a book, would fill him with a consuming rage? XXX News that Gen. Hugh S. Johnson will probably resign from his position as recovery administrator sometime late tliis fall is likely to provide the ordinary citizen with conflicting emotions. ( It is hgihly gratifying, of course, to le'arn that the general expects the program to be so complete and well-established that he will not be needed more than a few, weeks longer. The mere fact that he is looking ahead to retirement indicates that a great amount of success has crowned his efforts. FLAPPER FANNY SAY& RIO. u. s. PAT. orr. Some girls withstand storms iu better shape than o/jjers.- Much in U. S. Move for Recovery KANSAS CITY — (IP) —Postmaster General Farley predicted early pro- hbition repeal wag "certain" and "will mean much in the accomplishment of the recovery program," "It will provide approximately $800,000,000 annually in new revenues to the federal government," the democratic chairman sd"id. "It will go a long way toward settling once and for all the troublesome question of balancing the government's budget." Farley spoke at the dedication of the new federal building here, which he said would save the government $150,000 annually in rentals. Stressing the importance of budget-balancing, the postmaster general said the administration cut the government operating deficit between July 1 and August 24 more than $400,000,000 below last year's figures. Farley said prohibition repeal would make possible "the gradual reduction of all federal taxes." Pink Boll Worm Hits Cotton Crop Two-Thirds of Yeild Destroyed on Dolly Hatsfield Farm Hempstead county's cotton production is being cut down in another way, other than the government's acreage reduction plan, as the result of an invasion by the Texas pink boll worm. W. E. (Dolly) Hatsfield, farmer living 11 miles southwest of Hope, brought to town Friday a number of infected bolls. He also reported that army worms were effecting cotton in (hat community. The invasion of the Texas pink worm was first noticed about two weeks ago, Mr. Hatsfield said. Since thein two-thirds of his crop has been destroyed. No reports have been received from northern Hempstead county as to whether the worm had invaded that section. NRA Force§ May Be Reorganized The Resignation of Gates Brings Indication of Shakeup WASHINGfDN-(>fp)-A general reorganization of the national recovery administration was indicated Thursday night by Hugh S. Johnson after the resignation of Dudley Gates,' the assistant administrator representing industry. The departure of the official, who has long been at odds with his chief, and.the reshaping of personnel were said by Johnson not to be related but his disclosure of plans to alter the administration drastically within a few weefcs was made in discussing the Gates resignation. "And I will have a cream organization," he said, adding that out of months of experience he had picked men for the key jobs. Other developments of the day in the drive toward industrial stability included: • A move in the direction of price fixing under the NRA code for the oil industry, with the first meeting of the board of governors for the petroleum world and Secretary Ickes reputedly fixing an objective of fl a barrel for crude, withja wholesale base price of between five and six cents a gallon for gasoline at the refinery. A new attack by the administration's labor advisory board upon the automobile code's provision for hiring and discharging of employes on a merit basis without regard to their union affiliation. A continuation of negotiations designed to bring the retail and bituminous coal industries under codes next week. The resignation of Gates after months of dispute with Johnson was the second internal controversy of llie administration. Professor William F. Ogburn of Chicago University having resigned several weeks ago after differences with the administrator and Mrs. Mary Harriman Rumsey, chairman of the board. Tropical Storm on Cuban Coast Distress Calls Broadcast From British Freighter Caught in Hurricane MIAMI, Fla. —(/P)— Attended by gales over a considerable area and minds of hurricane force near the center, a tropical storm Friday was brewing along the northern shore of Cuba, putting a British freighter in distress, while a second disturbance was reported near Puerto Rico. Caught in the path of the first storm near Cayo Bahia Del Cadiz, about 100 miles east of Havana, the freighter Josephine Gray, broadcasted distress calls for immediate assistance. The Cuban disturbance was reported moving slightly north and west at 17 miles per hour. Do Your Part The drive is on. Will you do your part? Those were the statements being made Friday at the front doors of every Hope home as the greatest war campaign since 1918 got into action under the Blue Eagle banner of the NRA. • The old war slogan: "Do your bit!" has been supplanted by the more calmer, more confident "We do 6ur part." Prominent people in all walks of American life have joined hands in a nation wide drive to get business men a hundred per cent under the Blue Eagle and sign up consumers by the millions as pledged supporters. President Roosevelt arid Hugh Johnson, the recovery administrator, have been spreading the Blue Eagle gospel for weeks. Employers have struggled to make the financial adjustments necessary to observe NRA regulations. L ,. I J 0 ?J. t>8 up to the consumers. Will the consumer help? Will they spend, support and patronize establishments which have signed this agreement and are listed as members of the NRA? No such demonstration of the unity of a whole people—125,000,000—against a national danger has ever been made. In that spirit the whole country is acting. This plan depends wholly on united action. Three scores of NRA workers started a house to house canvass in Hope Friday morning. Each house within the city limits will be called" upon to obtain pledges in the president's re-employment program. Workers will distribute an NRA Blue Eagle consumer's sticker to each signer of the pledge. They are also supplied with pledge cards and worker's buttons. The committee is asking full cooperation of every man, woman and child in Hope to make this campaign a complete success. Please be kind and courteous and assist the workers in every way possible. Remember, the President's plan is to cure this depression by increasing purchasing power. You can help him put this plan over by voluntarily signing this agreement to support establishments displaying the Blue Eagle. ' There is no force to compel you to sign this agreement. It is not law. It is a personal agreement between you and the president. The president expects you to do everything in your power to carry out the spirit of the agreement after you sign it. This means whole-hearted cooperation—not bygust signing on the dotted line and then not doing your part. It would be a "supbterfuge to frustrate the spirit and intent of the agreement" in avoiding what you promised to do. Results of this campaign, which is being conducted in every city, hamlet, arid town in the United States, will be to share in the belief of business men that NRA has offered America a way out of a depression, several years of uncertainty and a constant threat of poverty. It will make life worthwhile and enjoyable. Sign the consummer's pledge and live up to it. Various women civic organizations met Thursday at the city hall and formed teams. Friday the house to house canvass started with the Parent-Teachers association in charge of Ward one and two. The U. D. C. and the D. A. R. are canvassing Ward three and the B. & P. W| club and the American Legion Auxiliary Ward four. A negro house to house convass will start soon, J. R. Henry, member of the NRA voluntary committee, announced Friday. If any consumer is missed during the canvass, pledge cards may be obtained from merchants who are listed where the Blue Eagle flies. The eyes of the owl are differently placed from those of other birds; instead of being on the side of the head, they are in front. Bates Moved to Oklahoma Jail Plane Used to Deliver Prisoner in Urschel Kidnaping OKLAHOMA CITY-(^P)-Albert L. Bates, indicted as one of the principals in the Charles F. Urschel kidnaping, arrived here Thursday by airplane, from Denver. He was handcuffed and under guard of four federal operatives. Bates, 39, had been awakened from his bunk in the Denver jail before dawn, rushed to an airport and started on the four-hour flight to Oklahoma City. The plane landed at municipal airport here at 9:45 a. m. Grinning, the bespectacled Bates was whisked off to the county jail in an automobile, followed and preceded by cars of of. ficers armed with machine guns. Mr. and Mrs. Urschel, who had identified Bates by photographs as one of the two men who seized Urschel form his home the night of July 22, were at the airport to view the prisoner. Federal agents guarded the Urschels. As Bates sat in the automobile ready for the trip to jail, Urschel ran to the car and greeted liim. "Hello, George," said the oil millionaire. Bates grinned but didn't answer. An officer reminded Urschel that Bates' right first name is Albert. As photographers snapped pictures of the prisoner. Bates laughed and said, "get a good one boys." Accompanying Bates from Denver were Val Zimmer, department of justice agent; John R. Dowd, special agent; Charles A. Patton, United States marshal; Gene Savard, deputy marshal, and the pilot. Pasture Meet at Experiment Farm Pha.ei of Pasture and Livestock Development to Be Discussed In response to the general interest among farmers in pasture development, the University of Arkansas Fruit and Truck Branch Experiment Station will hold a pasture meeting near Hope, Friday afternoon, September 8, beginning at 2 p. m., according to a statement by G. W. Ware, assistant director, in charge. M. W. Muldrow, livestock specialist, J. L. Wright, district agent, ad J. W. Sargeant, extension agent, will be present to discuss impotrant phases of pastur and livestock development and management. The purpose of the special meeting is to acquaint interested persons with Here are two remarkable camera studies of Mrt. Eleanor Jaraan, M Chicago's "btaM tlfreaV \riio to en trial for her Ufe far a q»rd> er* committed during a serfiToT™ 1 holdups In which she U alleged to have taken part with two men companions. These pictures of Mrs. Jarman, mother of two children, were taken In the courtroom, "Tiger Woman" Is Given Term Mrs. Eleanor Jarman Sentenced 199 Years for Long List of Crimes CHICAGO-(;P)-Mrs. Eleanor Jarman, called the 'blond tigress" by police because of her alleged participation in holdups, was under a 199- year prison sentence Friday following her conviction on a charge of murder in connection with the recent slaying of Gustave Hoeh, 71, in his haberdashery. Mrs. Jarman's companions, George Dale, her alleged sweetheart, and Leo Minnci, were convicted at the same time. Dale, accused of being the actual slayer, was sentenced to death in the electric chair, while Minneci received a 199-year prison sentence when a jury in criminal court returned its verdict. The 29-year-old divorcee, who is the mother of two children, took the stand during the trial and denied any connection with the shooting. Dallas Negroes Confess Riling 2 OtherPi Burkley Brothers Slaying Katheryii ] Shooting of FEELING ~RUNS A f ed IllmoUMan __ ly Beaten, Sister Tortured by Robber* DALLAS, and Thurman Burkley* groes indicted for the * of Miss Katheryn Pri confessed Friday iu__ that they were responsible the killing of Miss Pi Gorman, 17, also of I _ and Abe Schreiber of Gal ton .while the two were si in a parked automobile Dallas, June 17,1931. Grand Jury Arts DALLAS, Texa»-<>P)-Mur6er to-'J dictmentg were returned Thun ~ night by a quick-acting grand again* Blultt Burkley. It, and ThurV man Burkley, H, negro brother* plicated in the mittreatment i „ shooting of Kin KaUteryn Pride* «af" her escort on a lonely «bad here. body Katherine Prince, H, kidnaped an automobile Wednesday nig two negroes who shot her escort. Carver, 27. was fovftd In • et southeast of DaJIai Thursday, negroes were arrested anl of " France Builds Up Powerful Defense Newspaper Says Germany Will Be Ready for Another War Soon PARIS, France.— (If)— Premier Dal- adier Friday told the French cabinet about the strength of France's new steel and concrete defense chain along the German frontier, while the Nazi followers of Chancellor Hitler were opening a victory convention at Nurnberg, Germany. -- — — ->t«w.»»» *««v«A^dvcu uciduita wiui m. n • i planting, care and utilization of J^f. f"™!? s report . came , a f l ? r a adapted pasture plants. Different kinds of pasture grasses and clovers will be identified, samples of seed displayed, and demonstrations made in planting bur clover, bermuda sod and other pasture plants. Visitors will be given an opportunity to inspect the experiment station pastures which have been developed on poor hill sides, and will see the station purebred Hereford cattle weighed-in after running on the test pasture for five months without other feed. Pastures promise to take a major role on southern farms during the period of acre abandonment and adjustment. The informal meeting will be held under the trees in the station pasture, and the information given will be definite, valuable and timely. Individual questions and problems can be freely discussed. recent inspection tour of a solid barrier of ultra modern fortifications along the German frontier. The new fortification cost $100,000,000 and include trenches and dugouts over a distance of 125 miles. Daladier described the new defense as adequate in blocking an invasion if attempted. Artillery Ready STRASSBOURG, France.- (ff) -An article asserting Germany could be ready for another war in the air and on land within the next year, will be published Saturday in a Strassbourg newspaper. German industry has been working to full capacity since May 1, the article will say, and is capable of producing sufficient poison gas, in six weeks, machine guns in three months, rifles and machine guns in six months and heavy artillery in 10 months. The negroes confessed to couitty el- ? fleers thtat they killed her *ftttMM tacking her in a field near when sheV and Carver had parked. 3 Carver was In a serious condition at a hospital from two wounds, one in the neck and one in the wrist, inflicted when he attempted to prevent the negroes from driving away with Mist Prince. He was found in a ditch mauy hours after the negr-m accosted the couple as they listened to a radio pro. gram in Carver's car. Assaulted Girt The negroes, bothers, gave' their ;•. names as Thurman and Bluitt Burkley, They led officers to a fieUJ about throe miles south of Mesquite where tlie girl's body was found. Her body bore marks of brutal treatment and the officers said she apparently had been assaulted. Four officers apprehended the ne- groes after they received a tip that two negro cotton pickers fitting tne description of the assailants as givon by Carver, had quit their jobs at no-n, collected their pay, and left on foot for Dallas, seven, miles away. The officers went to a farmhouse where the pair was reported to have gone but they had escaped. A short: distance down the .road they were arrested and questioned separately. After 30 minutes of denials, both made their statements, officers said. . They were brought to the city hall in Dallas. A heavy guard was thrown around the police department when news of the arrest spread and a crowd of angry citizens started forming outside. Three Others Held ROBINSON, 111.—(#)—While his suspected assailants were subjected to questioning, Bernard Weldon, 84, farmer, died here Friday from the results of a brutal beating administered by three robbers Tuesday night. His sister died previously from torture she underwent. ; Outside the Crawford county jail where a trio of suspects were under examination since 2 o'clock Friday morning, an angry crowd gathered, and authorities feared mob action. In a neighboring county Weldon and his 8?-year-old sister and a niece were severely beaten, public feeling was running at a high pitch and officers felt they could riot safely remove their prisoners to the ooun- ty jail at Newton. Mrs. Mary Schracder died Thursday from her injuries inflicted at the hands of the robbers, but her daughter will recover. The prisoners held are: Henry Shelby, John Aden and Harold Peckinpaugh, all three brought here under heavy guard Friday morning. Post Office to Close Monday for Labor Day The post office wil Ibe closed Monday, September 4th, in observance of Labor Day. General delivery and stamp windows will be open from I to 3 p. m. City carriers will make one complete delivery in the forenoon. No rural delivery service. ' No money order or postal savings business.
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