Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on November 6, 1931 · Page 2
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g^^ *i>r •> 1 5-i.jf?' * L-^'jS''^ t ______ IS& Ate*. H. Wfi Star FUbflihtai Go., &*, ), at 917 South Mam StWfct, tifljfe AlfiX. It, WAS .. Editor and PttWIsfctt matter at the postofflce at Hope, Arkansas ttfl&tf th« Aet Of Mafth 3,1897, IMF *M«efa<««t "IftnatK, The Associated is exclusively . , the use for publication at .all news .dispatches credited to it or '" hi thte,t»|>tt arid also the < local *M»fliib!fched herein. ot SpWlal dispatches herein are also reserved < fttfte* (Always Payable in Advance): By city carrier, per tftfefttteffctS! one y«tf $5.flO. »y mail, in tt««p*t«ad, Nevada, >and Latfftyette counties. $3.0* per year, elsewhere $$.00, Tribute^ Etc.! Charges will be made for all tribute*, cards ._jlutiofiSi or memorials, concerning the departed. Commercial I h6H to this jpaliey in tfce news columns to protect their readers Jge rf space-taking memorials. MM*'Star disclaims responsibility rsafe-keepint-or reutrn of any unsolicited manuscripts. The Star'* Platform "'V,- CITY _- Iht revenue* of the municipal power plant to develop the ft ajfct social reiourcM of Hope. s«ttf *t««tn*nt tn 1931> And improved sanitary conditions in dnd business back-yards. rt the Chamber of Commerce. C01T NT IT Atv highway .program providing for the eonsrtuctton of a i amcnit'of dlKlceather road each year, ,to gradually reduce the t-road mileage. Political and -economic support for every scientific agricultural -„--..! Which offers practical benefits to Hempsttad county's greatest ctusry. . „ . Encourage fanner organizations, believing that co-operative -effort juitt practical in the country 03 it is in town. - ! STATE ' Continued progress on the state highway program. si- - Fearless tax reform, and a more efficient .government through the I system Of expenditures. ! 'Fr*e 'Arkansas from hte cattle tick. Color in Male Garb SIGNS vare not wanting these days, if you look for.them K^bard enough, that the American male is'getting ready to 'first fortfi in very splendid rainment. ^'.J-fHpJto about a century ago, all men wore gaudy clothes. ace breeches, powdered wigs, silk stockings and silver tickles—the vainer sex, surely, until comparatively recently, ;he male. But the rise of an industrial civilization changed:all of ;The costume standardized itself into coat, pants, vest tshirt, all drab and uninspiring to the eye. It has under- 1 /only -minor variations in ihe last 75 years.' Now,'however, gay colors and snappy designs .are com"back. _ It began with -underwear. Step into -any haberdashery yiradays to buy underwear and what are you shown ? Shorts 'aright green, baby blue, dazzling yellow; shorts of many rs,'as-striped as a'barber's pole, as natty as,a dinner coat jtenlimes as flashy. Even the lowly undershirt ; has taken ijbolors. Chen the movement spread to pajamas. Gone are the in which a man's'pajamas were just a .pajamas. They ive gone stylish and colorful with a vengeance. Some have 4 'orate colored sash effects; some look Jike.the.uniforms of czar's -Cossacks, and some make the wearer resemble a tieral in the Venezuelan army. Some •are;made<of colored ydn>or sflk/with black or red edgings ;-s,ome have colored pbroia*ery-work over the breast pocket.''"All of them are as "inlike the pajamas of a decade ago as an automobile is unlike liioxcart. .Nor is that all. The men who design clothing for golfers 5 vallen.in line. Stockings and sweaters of a brilliance to azzle the eyes are commonplace on the ordinary glof course lieae-days. Shoes have given up the traditional black. Even ie knickers themselves have taken on fantastic patterns. 'To be sure, the regular business costume is as somber evei 1 . But can it stay? Underneath it, the meekest of men be gay and bright. When he goes golfing he can be even •er and brighter, and when he retires for the night he can fairly resplendent. Will he not, presently, insist that his inary workaday garb come into harmony? McNarf% Farm Merger he quit or was fired. And so he quit o rwas fired. And so, — „„„ .„„„ „.„„„ we published a news-story saying there U would be a mass meeting on a certain date tb .establish some,kind of farmers'organization. ii ; , The meeting came off. The "organizer" was there. But nobody attended. There is a little history around the printing of that neWs^ story, and we might as well tell it here. This "or^anizef'^lfttd tions of Arkansas. Either ' " " " tiona ot Arkansas. Either ..- -,~ - ..-,- ,. he had rbdnt himself to the arduous task of forming a bran;d new organization which should teach the faithful the true light, and of which he would be the only prbphet. We got pretty, rough with the old gentleman, as he hung around our office week after week trying to get a news- story into The Star. We told him that the trouble with the farmers had been that they had had in the p'ast too many societies and too few real organizations. We told him that the only mistake his organization made when they threw him out was .'that they didn't put a muzzle on him in order to prevent, him from damaging the very farm cause he said he was trying to help. , He stood for all that, and he still insisted that he was entitled to a public hearing. So we called his mass meeting for him, and got him off to a good start—on this understanding, that if he didn't get any response on the first meeting, he wouldn't bother us any more .... He won't bother us any more. City men can tell you all about the troubles of the farmer and his farm organizations, of which the above is just one. But after all, nobody in town really considers the problem as it actually hits the man in the country. The real dirt farmer honestly doesn't know what the trouble is, or where his relief actually lies. And you wouldn't either, if you were he. We suppose that about 10 per cent of the people on God's green earth were born capable of running a business of their own. We suppose that about 50 per cent can work for the other man and make a comfortable living at it. And about 40 per cent, more or less, don't do much good either in their own business or working for somebody else .... Yet the farmer, unlike the city man, has no choice of whether he shall run a business or work for a salary—the very nature of-his occupation .means that he is always and eternally in business for himself, with relatively no greater capacity to meet the problems of business than the run of men you find in the cities. The only permanent solution for the farmer's problems, therefore, is to divide his task, leaving the problem of production up to-the farmer, and delegating the problem of marketing to a farm-controlled sales system. There is less individual liberty under such a system, but there is more money in it. Such a system has been started by the Federal Farm Board and its allied co-operatives in cotton, wheat and tobacco. The most important step of all. however, was taken this .week when Senator McNary, Western farm relief man, announced he was going to undertake to consolidate the three principal farm legislative groups into one—the National Grange, the American Farm Bureau Federation, and the Farmers' Union. If there is one thing the men on the land need it is a SIBEGLANCES single-shot national association that will fight 'their battles collectively against the marshalled forces of industry and "high protection." The National Grange believes the best way to meet the tariff issue is to force industry to grant agriculture an export debenture on cotton, Wheat and tobacco. The Farm Bureau thinks a better .plan woUld be the equalization fee, Any plan might work, if the farmers oi the nation unite in a single organization. The biggest problem before the farmery therefore, is to recognize the need of following just one national society. Friction, there is bound to be; trouble, perhaps—but as every business man knows, no trade is ever completed without some concession from both sides. Every agricultural country is filled with the ruins of long-forgotten farm organizations. They are just as common as the ambling hulks of bastard-sized tractors whose factories long ago went out of existence, and from which spare parts may no longer be procured. We don t buy wildcat.machinery, anymore. We buy nationally-advertised makes, for t which parts can be obtained as long as the machine will run. And now we are coming to a stage in the development of farm organizations when .a single group will stand up in'Washington and speak for every farmer, whether North or Southi or East or West. The men on the land wil learn to recognize their own national trade-mark, and will run all other organizers out ; of the country. It is a strange thing about natons. The nation of France, small and compact and suited principally to industry, nas organized its farmers to the very teeth, but it can't do anything with the manufacturers; but in the -United States, a nation which should be largely agricultural, industry is organized perfectly, while the farmers are a disorganized rabble whose poorer members drag the others down to their own level. Read this one paragraph, taken from Frank Carpenter's "Travels in France"; Most of the farmers in France belong to agricultural syndicates. These syndicates are for the general furthering of the 'farming and commercial interests of the members. They are established under a national law, and are organized into unions which work together for the interests of their class. They have a head office nt Paris, which negotiates with the railroads as to freight rates and also pushes agricultural interests before the French parliament. When candidates for congress, and speakers at Fourth of July celebrations, tell you what a wonderful country we have, tell yourself, just to keep from getting overly proud, that we haven't clone a great deal to deserve such a'wonderful country. About a third of all Americans live in abject peasantry—on the land. The machine age helped the cities— but it hasn't helped the land. It has pulled money out ot the land, and the people who live on the land haven t ever organized themselves into one national group to fight tor retaliatory legislation which would put them on an_equal footing with city folks who work under the protection ot the industrial tariff. , The exploits of the machine-age catch our eye, but if the South and West have an ounce of gumption between them, they will parallel the tariff lobby in Washington with a sti more powerful lobby for agriculture. And the farmers will g-o into that fight with the good-wishes of Western and Southern city-folk, who are tired of seeing their own-land values stagnate and decline, while the compact real estate of industrial centers goes sky-high under the artificial stimulation ot a tariff that every one of us is helping pay for.— W. Do You TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO Mrs. D. Davis, of Forrest City, is visiting her : daughter, Mrs. S. G. Norton. Commencing Monday, November 19, 1906, the 87th anniversary of the establishment of the Arkansas Gazette, that newspaper will be published seven days a week. Sf '" Cutting War Debts alifENTION the possibility of cancellation or material re- .,jYl duction of the allied war debts to the United States and rf fiomeone will be sure to assert that such a development would lfkddle the American taxpayer with a ^eavy new load. Exam- iiie the figures, however, and you will find that it doesn't ook nearly as terrifying. /: • Under present .arrangements, the United States gets $?50,OOQ,000 a year on the debt refunding program. This, to be sure,. is a lot of money. Yet Uncle Sam's annual governmental income is around $2,500,000,000— compared with ^whieh the debt payment looks .rather amall. '-' To cut the debt payments in half — which would be a sizable reduction— would only take $125,000,000 a year from tHat huge income. That would be felt, of course, but the impact of the blow would not exactly be staggering. Spending in Bad Times W HILE steps to help along the return of prosperity are be ing considered, a recent suggestion made by the Mag ine of Wall Street is worth bearing in mind. This mag i$e remarked that millions of men who hold jobs today are inching their pennies through fear of dismissal; and it "It is to be doubted if there is any efficiency gain in hav ing the bulk of employes afraid of their jobs. If so, it is more 4han offset by the aggregate restriction of buying .... Ex tension of this movement (to guarantee employment) would go far toward speeding the revival." The magazine estimates that this fear has probablj 'withdrawn as many dollars from the nation's purchasing power as actual unemployment has. Obviously, no man is go ing to spend his money at a normal rate unless he is sure tha his job is secure. New Business Era A MERICAN industrial leaders, according to current eco I\ nomic forecasts, are going to face an entirely differen sort of problem during the next decade than they have facec in the past. For the past quarter-century domestic markets hav been expanding at an amazingly rapid rate. Now, however with immigration cut down, the birth rate lower and th development of the country largely accomplished, they wi expand at a much slower rate. As one economist recentb pointed out: „ . .. "The task of industry is going to be one of organizatioi and correlation rather than one of limitless expansion. It ' a task that will require the utmost in business ability." All af this means that the man with J?eal brains is going ••^sper pxeeedin^ly durinjr the next few years. Th M 'Tor, fbe hand-fhaktr and the hjjrti-presstire :trtist, how- c. c., v,i!l tinJ the going' rather tough. G. R. Haynie, own Sunday. of Prescott, was in TEN YEARS AGO R. E. Jett and J. T. Nesbitt, of Jaka- ones, were in Hope yesterday. Mrs. Glenn A. Ruggles and baby, ane, have returned from a week-end isit in St. Louis. Mrs. Miller Woodliff and little son, Miller, Jr., who have been spending he past several weeks with her par- ents, Congressman ano Mrs. Tilman Pa^ks, in Washington, D. C., returned to Hope Friday. Miss Ruth Pasons, of Nashville, spent,yesterday Ije7e as the'gliiest'of Miss Fances' Buste. * s, ' Mr. and Mrs. Mac Garland of Emmet, were guests yesterday of Dr. and Mrs. J. L. Kelly. Able Linquist LONDON.—What is said to be the most agile tongue in the wolrd belongs to Dr. C. H. Irgin, retired editor and general secretary of the Religious Tract Society. Dr. 'Irwin can probably read and speak more languages than any other living man. Among his list are French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Hungarian, Dutch, Russian German, Finnish, Serbian, Polish, Czech, Greek, Latin, Hebrew and several native African tongues. Plenty Left Club Member: This is the third time this week I have found one of your cook's red hairs in my soup. This must be the last. Waiter: Not at all, sir. She has a lovely head of hair.—Fliegende Bleat- ter, Munich. No one does anything for nothing, but with, winter in the offing everybody is a weather prophet, whether profit or not. Chaperons to a young couple were jailed in Maryland. That's what happens when youngsters don't watch their elders. Lord Cornwallis chuckled at the celebration at Yorktown where his ancestor was captured 150 years ago. Maybe he was just seeing the joke. The municipality of Rome, Italy, issued an order that it was all right to wear overcoats. Sure! All right to borrow a dollar, too. A translantic passenger ship landed 60 bars of silver und two kegs of gold, at New York. What's that old one about sticking around and opening a keg of nails? Man is now a servant to machines, Einstein said. Evidently Einstein has just tried to get past a red traffic light in rush hour. There's Something in the Air! HELP RELIEVE UNEMPLOYMENT " 6IVE-A-JOB * -AT BOUSECLEANIMGTIMF.' Rocky Mound Health of this community is good at thisiVriting. -; . ; ; ( .' t; !• , ; , -„' Th£i many;, friends ubf-itoxle Husw are sorry that he has gone to Rosston to go to school. Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Wright and children spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. 'Dale Hunt. The party at Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Mosser, Friday night was well attended and all reported a nice time. William Fincher of this place was the dinner guest of John Bill Jordon Sunday. Miss Jean Durham, Helen Fincher and Grace Lee Mitchell spent Sunday with Faye and Alice Purtle. Norene Pritchard spent the week end with Shirley Bearden of Henry Chapel. Mattie Lue Purtle and Pernt Ellis spent Sunday with Martha Jane Jones Miss Lois Lungo spent the week end with Vila Pickard. Miss Jean Durham was shopping in Hope Saturday. Several from this place attendee the party at Providence Saturday night. The party at Mr. and Mrs. Silvey was well attended. Everyone had nice time. The little girls spent Sunday with Mrs. Thelma Messer. Ted Purtle spent Saturday night a Rosston. Norene Pickard and Grace Lee Mitchell spent Friday night with Mr and Mrs. Clifford Messer and attended the party. There will be preaching at this placi Saturday night and Sunday. Tarnt Waters and family spent tin day with Mr, and Mrs. N. C, Purtle Sunday. L. H. Mitchell and family and B. M Hazzard and family spent Sundaj with Willie Mitchell. There will ve singing at this plac' Sunday. We are looking for everyone to come. Sheppard The farmers are getting along fini gethering their crops this fine weath er. Mrs. Alice Finleyand Miss Lillii Maud McBay visited Mr. and Mrs Tom Johns Sunday afternoon. We are glad to report that Raymoi Cornelius is doing fine and we are glad to have him home. Worna Spring and Donel Stephens of Battle Field were at Roy Cornelius Saturday night. William Simmons of Sheppard is spending a few days in Battle Field. Lucille and Christeen are on the sick list. We hope they will recove soon. Dock Hays, J. M. and Jess Cornelius of Guernsey were visiting Walter Cornelius and family. He Showed CHICAGO.—A cop arrested Earl Salomon for making an unlawful left- hand turn in his automobile on one of Chicago's busiest streets. Earl vowed he'd show up the police department. He stood on the same corner he was arrested on and took the numbers of seven cars wb omade the un- I lawful turn with no cop around to arrest (hem. arl's enterprise was rewarded in court. t-, MO. U.S. PAT. Off. © 1»3» BY NK» SERVICE, INC. "Please, Joe, keep away from that (/uu's left. I (/ot two bucks bet on you." __ _-—-, W \ fe \ HE OPPOSITE TO RIGHT 15 THE ONE -WORD WE .ALWAYS WADENA, Minn.—Friends asked Charles Milbradt, Scbeka. Minn, farmer to act as n pallbearer at a funeral. Charles was willing, but when the undertaking noticed he came dressed in that capacity. Charles became enraged, pulled a gun and started shooting at a hearse. He received a 60-day jail sentence for his Seed but it was later suspended. 'Did your wife accopt you the first time you proposed?" "No; I have only myself to blame. •Tit-Bits. LAST DAY SATURDAY REXALL 1c Sale JOHN S. GIBSON DRUG CO LISTEN THE NEW TEXACO MOTOR OIL "CRACK-PROOF" . . . LASTS LONGER 933 Service Station Walnut and Division Street WARD DABNEY, Proprietor R. E. CAIN, Texaco Agent

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