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. A Wwk In Camd«n Pity Carrier Each Saturday : 1 J .« THE CAMDEN NEWS MI State ,. Associated • w United Prett VOLUME XVIII IWSMNGTON MtW KAMON «i4 RMUT i. ALLCN McGrady's Loyalty to Superiors Just as Amazing as His (industry; (Never Resented Miss Perkins' Interference or Sought Credit Due; Brass Ring Goes to One Who Rose From Slums to the Top in Labor; Life Story Full of Narrow Escapes; Stays Young by 'Not Worrying. (Editor's Note: The Merry-Go- Round's Brass Ring, "good for one free ride", is herewith awarded to Edward F. McGrady, famed conciliator of labor disputes who recently resigned from the Government.) * * * Washington, Sept. 11.—A long list of headliners have departed the New Deal, but none left a hole so large or so difficult to fill as that caused by the resignaton of Assistant Secretary of Labor Edward F. McGrady. For four years He was the mainstay of the Labor Department and the President's ace trouble-shooter. In that role he traveled 165,000 miles by plane, and settled labor disputes in every line of industry from the making of needles to the building of battleships. He worked nights, Sundays and holidays. His only vacation was a five-day ocean cruise that he took with a grandson as a reward for the youngster's winning of a schol- • CAMDEN. ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11. 1937. NUMBER 110 NAMED EXAM Close Election Held By Teachers Today Homer Anderson, veteran Ouachita county school man, was elected county examiner, by the margin of five votes today. He defeated B. E. Jean 78 to 71 at the aryiual election held by the teachers of Ouachita county at the courthouse. A third candidate B. B. Owen was eliminated in the first balloting and then Anderson Ojnd. Jean competed in the run-off. Mr. Anderson succeeds Berry Hinton of Camden, who resigned a few weeks ago. Under the new Arkansas county examiner law, no school teacher can hold the ex- bminer's post and continue his school work. Mr. Hinton is a teacher and coach at Fairview high school near Camden. The new examiner was head of Louann schools for several years and has also taught in other parts of the county. Mr. Jean was coach at Louann and also at Chidester for several years. PHOTO CONTEST tfaordjnary record of unstinting la- fcdi- >nd notable"achievement was T&c Grady's modesty, and his loy- tjlty-to his ; nominal superior, Sec- rttary Frances Perkins. • Miss Perkins is far from the easiest'person in the world to get along with. Secretive and suspicious, she.is very jealous of her official eminence. When she took office she balked for months at accepting McGrady, for fear he would overshadow her. It was only after General Johnson made him labor adviser of the NRA and McGrady demonstrated his remarkable talents as a conciliator that she asked the President to .transfer him to her department, Perkins vs. McGrady Weeks often went by without direct communication between Miss Perkins and McGrady. On the several occasions that she personally attemped to cope with a labor conflict, she carefully kept him out of the picture—to her sorrow. In no instance has she settled a strike by herself. Yet, never by a word or act did McGrady show impatience or resentment or seek the credit due him. Once, after Miss Perkins had haughtily rejected a suggestion by McGrady—which he made at the request of a White House adviser —a colleague remonstrated with him at his.forbearance. " I wouldn't stand for such treatment, Ed," he said, "everybody knows you are carrying the load in the. department." "I am working for Franklin Roosevelt," McGrady replied ciuietly; "He has to stand for a lot and I guess I can too." FDR Devotee V 'only a few of McGrady's clos- 'est friends know it, but he was all set to quit last December. ! He received an extremely attractive business offer last summer, but he would not leave i,n the (midst ot a bitter election fight. •The proposal was renewed after $he election, and McGrady informed the President he felt he :bwed it to his family to acept. i "I can't make any argument against that, Ed," Roosevelt said, f'but I .need you badly. I wish you would stay until the coming Cession of Congress is over. 1 have a number of things that have \o be done, and you are the only one, .who can do them." > •. .Wjjhout hesitation McGrady again turned down the job, which would have paid him more then •twice his salary from the Govern, 'ment, and remained until Congress adjourned. Poverty to F»me. i McGrady biegan life 65 years Award For State Pictures Announced By Commission Two hundred dollars in cash prizes will be paid by the Arkansas Publicity Advisory Commission for the best photographs submitted by amateurs in a "Picture Arkansas" contest, according to an announcement by M. C. Blackmdn, State Publicity Director. The first prize will be a $100 sweepstakes award for the best photograph submitted. In addition. $2o cash will be awarded for the best picture in each of the following divisions: • , •' . Agriculture , '_'.•./„. V. Industry'' 1 ?**••-"" _ Scenery Recreation The contest will close at midnight. Wednesday, November 30 Winners of the four $25 division prizes will bt; announced Saturday, December 18 ) and the winner of the S100 sweepstakes prizi will be announced Christmas Day December 25. Rules of the contest arc simple. 1. All photographs must be of scenes within the State of Arkansas. Each must be accurately identified as to subject, location and time of taking. 2. Any amateur photographer is eligible and may submit as many entries ac he or she desires. 3. Prints must bo at least 4 by 5 or 3 1-4 by 5 1-2 inches in size and of glossy finish. No color or tinted photographs will be considered. All prints submitted will become the property of th c State O f Arkansas. None will be returned. Negatives of thc prize-winning pictures also will become the properu of thc State. 5. Do not write on back of pho • tographs. Write name, address, and oilier pertinent information on separate sheet of paper and attach tc photograph. 6. The members of thc Arkansas Publicity Advisory Commission anci the State Publicity Director, Room 333, State Capitol, Little itock, Ark. Additional in-' formation may be obtained from Mr, Biackman at this address. Three Paths To Empire In China Center of jRussian. war power Fair slightly cooler in southeast and extreme east portions tonight. ' Large Enrollment Is Expected For Term Benrrk'n Public Schools will open Monday. September 13, at 9 o'clock. Parents of .students in !he first eight grades are asked to Lie-company their children to school to .sign ior free school book::. An increased enrollment is expected 'his year, according to J. G. Coker, .superintendent. Facility for tiie high school is: .J. G. Coker. Irvin Wilson, athletic director; Mr:;. J. G. Coker Mis;; Dorothy Hudson. Miss Annette- Elliott and E. B. Threcce. Teachers for the grammar grades are: O. C. Harris, pi incipal; Mrs. O. C. Harris, Mrs. Mattic Sloan, M>Mildred. Summers, Mrs. Lavoma Key, IVii'-.s Lucy Hillier, Mrs Hazel Inez Scholl and Miss Blanche Brown. Football practice \vas started nn Wednesday, September 1. ana the first game will be Friday night, September 17. at 1 o'clock '.vith Warren. Stocks Recover Some Losses On N. Y. Market New Orleans. Sept. 11 (UP). — Cctte,n futures resumed theii downward trend today to register new four year lows and to enter the eight cent range. All months sold oil six to 11 points. .(CooUnme.4 On Four TAKENJJY DEATH Well Known Resident Passed Away Recently William R. Jolyison, aged 83, well known Ouachita county Confederate veteran, died recently in Ouachita county. He was born on April 7, 1844 and joined the Confederate forces when he was 17 and served four years. He was married to Sarah Jenkins in 1865. Twelve children were born to this union, with seven still living. Surviving are five daughters Mrs. Venie Riddick, Mrs. Delia Smart, Mrs. Hattie Campbell, all of Stephens; Mrs. Roxie Romack of Norphlet; Mrs. Levia White of Memphis, Texas; and two sons, R. E. Johnsoji of Houston, Texas, and T. E. Johnson of Little Rock. By The AP Feature Service Vast and populous China has few really vital centers— places where an invading army might strike a death blow. Yet there are three broad highways to the political and economic heart of Cathay- On two of them, Japan already lias set foot. And now she seems to be heading for the third. Observers see in these military thrusts .Japan's desire to control the Far East's markets, with Japanese goods and Japanese taxed foreign merchandise routed through the Island Empire instead of Chinese ports. A glance at the map tells the story. 1. Peiping, once the stronghold of the Manohus, is dangerously close to the border of Manchoukuo, the puppet state created by Japan. And Peiping, with its traditions of power and its hold on covering railroads, is tremendously important in trade and politics. So Japan struck at Peiping, cutting its railroad lines, and occupying the city. Beyond Peiping lies r ioh Shansi province with its coal, iron, cotton and silk, which Japan needs. Its. population numbers 12,000,000. 2. In the 16th century, the people of Hu-tsen. near where 'Shanghai now stands, were harassed by Japanese marauders. Again, in the 20th ccntmy, native villages of the Shanghai area are feeling the thrust of Japanese military might. Shanghai, a city of ?>. 250.1.100 population, is the sixth largest in the world and th<> richest trade center of the Far East- Jts commercial importance is i:idicated by the fact that American property there is valued at $100.000,000. The Yangtze river gives Shan channel for transporting its flood of goods to the iuteiior. In its port, frontin the ocean, dock cargo ships from all over the world. 3. Kwangtung — the "Broad East" ..... piovince is a great plumb, so far as Japanese desire to dominate the Asiatic mainland is concerned. Canton is the capital of this 100,000-square-mile territory and the area around it produces rice, silk, sugar, indigo, tobacco, tea, oil plants and fruit. After having evacuated her own nationals Japan has sent bombing planes over Canton, terrorizing the populace. And Canton is only loo miles from British- dominated Hongkong. N.;w Y.vk, r,jpt. n- (UP). — The stock market made a technical recovery today. Industrials: retracted about one and one-third points of yesterday's decline of 8 1-3 points in the average. Rails made small gains and utilities barely held their own. ALFRED C. HALE Fairview Department Head Given Promotion How Japan Has Penetrated The Asiatic Mainland : m I695--GETS FORMOSA AS RESULT OF SINO- JAPANESE WAR I9IO--ANNEXES KOREA AS RESULT OF ROSSO JAPANESE WAR 193I--CREATES' INDEPENDENT" STATE OF MANCHOUKUO !>• r ~nu".' Alfred C. Hale, formerly will the Foreman schools, s thc new vocational agriculture teacher at Fairview high school. He succeeds O. J. Seymour v, ho recently was .named district super- visi.r for vocational work in South Arkansas. Mr. Seymour will make Camden his headquarter;for several months but will movt to Arkadelphia .Later where his office is located. Mr. Hale was at Foreman 12 years and has compiled a good record in this work. Mr. Seymour was made a Mastei Arkansas Farmer while here and is qne leading vocational agriculture teacher in the stale. I933--ADDS JEHOL TO MANCHOUKUO Miss Whiteside To Dr. Dorman Will New Grocery Store Idea Proving Popular Memphis. Sept. U (fl>)—Clarence Saunders' recent bast was his Keedoo/.lc. new electrically operated grocery store, would make him ten times richer than ever before, was followed by an announcement today he was ready to begin a nationwide expansion program. He declined to reveal the name of his associates at Chicago where he said .next the Keedoozle store is to b* located. Return To School Lynchburg, Va. ; Sept.10—Mirs Mabel Whiteside o'f Camden, Ark. will rturn to Randolpih-Macmi Woman's Collegt: this month She will b t > a member of the junior class. Thc college will open its forty- fifth session on Sept. 17. Appiox- imately 670 student:; luive been enrolled, according to a recent statement from thc Registrar's office. Early in the fall the Fernando Wood Martin Science Building will be formally dedicated. This buildinj com.pk'tes thc cii.'leye quadrangle, II is being constructed \vitV. lands from the General Educat ; on Bgard of New York (and gifts .from the faculty, alumnae, students and friends. Occupy Pulpit .1 Dr. V,'. B. Derman will . the pull it at the Firs' Cln Church on Sunday mon:i. was announced today. BULLETINS Hyde Park, N. Y., Srpt. M (AP). — The president said today the i'aii t-asU'ru u»l Mediterranean situation li ul people jittery all over I' 11 ' W'Orld and rightly so. Hi- refrained from discussing Hie American policy. The Dalai lamas hav • lithe great palace of l'ui.,i:; Lhasa, capitol of Tibet, for turies. CLASS ELECTS Juniors Organize For Coming 1 School Year The C,o.--s Heads Junior elas:; (a\ I'MI- the ejection ot ofhirr.-;. Those eleet ,•( A; re: President- - I'''O Ma: !,, V',v President - i:nce \Vi':i.,.i. Seeivtiiry and ieu-'il.i r- -('!••• i :. Cobbs; He-"'i '» r --- I...; M ,, -pi. >n. Olhe:- i. N Teachers To Local Faculty Camden public schools will ipcn Monday and a large enroll- nen is expected. Two new teach- rs have beqn added to the facul- y for the comir.g year. For the irst time in history free text- jooks will be provided the iitu- dcnts. Some'new books will be Jistributed to each pupil along vith used books. Last year students left their books to be dis- ributcd this year. Registration will take place at he high school and also at Cleveand Avenue at the regular opejn- ng'hour. Classes will be started Tuesday morning. New teachers are Miss Sue Young McClurc at thc high school, ind Miss Christine Coffman at leveland Avqnue. Local People Urged To Take Tests For Jobs During thc next two weeks prior to merit examinations for he solution of Employment Service Personnel, it is anticipated that a great many local people will bo seekin.g general information about the service. Although visitors are welcome at all times. Wednesday Sept. 15, has been designated by Jack Pearman, local manager, as a day to receive visitors who plan to ;ake the examinations. They will be shown over the office premises md a detailed presentation of thc work oi the service will be given Thc local offices are situated on the second floor of the Post Office building. Visitors will be received from 8 a. m. to 4 p. m. GET LICENSES *• r' '** ' r .. __ , _, Sept. 15 Is Deadline For Motorists in State Only lour days are left in whicn driver-' licenses may be purchased without having to undergo a Urict road examination under the direction of a state policeman, it was announced yesterday by W. P. Smeacl, inspector for thc state department of revenue in this county. Thc final day for purchasing driver's licenses without raking the test is Wednesday. Sep'.ember 15. Under provisions of a state law enacted during the spring session of the icgislatiuv, if a driver failu to pas; the examination, he will not bo Riven a license, and will be subject to prosecution if he drive;; ;-n .•uitomobile without a license, it was explained. Mexuncirr I\I.i>,. ; r- I ':ivi' , William i; .•. iianks t'oi- theii- (.'!,' , elcfi<>d MlSS /., ! ;:Commercial Teaei,.-i Opal I Joyce Chinese Forces Rallj After Losing- Ground !;,. 'iii' A.'son.iti rl Pn .••< Tin Japanese advaiired two miles in a major attack on (.'hine.s-.- .position.- north of Shanghai today. The Chinese A pulsed the invaders in hand to hand fighting at Yar..;;hon'-! one point along the ; line u! attack rii.iU"e ru.iht it reinforce rnent.- l.i bol.-'i-r tin ir Sine, un noitli i I'liina i nu't. i The Japanese announced the fall i of Mach.'m:; thirty mile:; south ot Tien.-.tin. after a twenty (our hour ba'ile. Japanese pL,r.. u .,i to .-end three •Mjeeial envoys to win -upporl for the Japanese cause in the United State:;. Fiance and Gnat Britain. In the miil.-,t u f war pieparution Japan suffered heavy damage ENTRY IN SENATE RACE Thornesherry Gray, To Oppose Two Men I,ink' Ruck. Sept. 11 (#>).—The third Dem'HTatic candidate for the United States senate seat of; the lute .Joe T. Robinson entered the lists today when Thornesberry A. Gray, BaUsville. filed corrupt practices pledge will) the secretary of slate. The pledge was filed us a preliminary to seeking a place on the speeial election ballot which also will carry the names of Governor Bailey and Congressman Miller. All three are members of the Democratic party which broke openly "ver the method of nominating Robinson's successor. Gray said lie would run against Hailey and Miller as u "greenback: Democrat". He referred to the fact that both the |.;overn.oi ami congressman an- iiati\es of Missouri and said Ai Kansas needs a man from Arkansas Liberia lias a coatt line of 350 miles through its greatest depth is 170 mile:.-.