Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on January 4, 1932 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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r ^^^^gn^n^mgy^m^gumgpHpiiiin^MBpi^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^g^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^B^^^^^^a^^^^^^^^a^^^^^^g HOPE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, JANUAKY 4, 1982 •ft fife Vst- ally |Bny Prosperity k, Bank's View New York > Prof etsional Calamity-Howlers K *W| TIO NJEXPANDING , Growth of Human Wants f i Has Always Brought Prosperity Again NEW YORK— the growth tn human wants has led the American people bach to prosperity after every great * depression, says the January letter of "' th« National City Bank of New York, t published Monday. The letter says In part: Among current fallacies contribut . ing to a pcsimistic psychology, the belief thtat the world is slowing down and that there will be less work to be done hereafter Is Important. If the lessons of history, and of all the examinations conducted into the characteristics of the human being, teach anything to this generation it is the falsity of this ancient Idea. '" How Pessimists View It It Is often said that recovery from the depression of the '70s was accomplished by the railway-building of the '80*! that recovery after the '90s followed expansion of gold production in the Rand and Alaska; and that the revival after 1921-22 was accounted for by filling up the deficit In housing construction, by making up war shortages; generally, and by: the rapid „ growth 'of the automobile industry, su ply lift a new want. The imploca- ' , lion-,!* thai hualnew has been pulled 1 out ojt «ach.,4epresston by some special - ' cbwims4anp*. and. that otherwise It jwuTp no^ay* recovered. The con- Killer Sought Spccltl M. B. A. B«rVlc«. Barry Young who escaped Saturday night from a home near Springfield, Mo., after he and •then had barricaded themsel»e»i and shot nine officer* who at-$ tempted to arrest Young on an old murder charge. Paul and. Jennlnf* Young, brothers, are be-J lleved. to have helped mow down the pone and to have fled with the ringleader. Six of the pf fleer* were dead Saturday nifht. licit ir> construction to make up; that <he automobile industry has saturated its'market in this country, and that no new industry Is in sight to replace it. To.cap the charge, the declining rate of gain of the population Is declared to evidence a general slowing down of business growth for which 'everyone should prepare. All students of the statistics are agreed that the rate of population increase is slowing down. In the last Census period -17,000,000 were added to the population, but the expectation now is that the next increase of this amount will require three decades, or until 1960. On the basis of these estimates pamphlets have been written pointing out the business difficulties entailed. The error in the argument is that •while there may be a. limit to population growth there is no limit to the growth of human wants. It is a safe proposition that wants never cease to expand. Families in four-roorrt apartments would like to move into six-room apartments, and' those in six-rooms would like to have eight rooms, with all the additional furnishings and an automobile in the garage. CUV dwellers want country houses, however modest, for summer use. None of these wants is near satisfaction. Future Opportunities There are pessimistic prophecies \concerning the construction outlook "rfn.tbis country. Some say the country is "all built up." Of course there is enough housing and office and factory space to meet the diminished requirements of depression. But it is safe to say that the housing industry, in the .longer view, is still in its infancy, New materials and new methods Of using old materials are being developed. At the President's confer- ernce on Home Building last month the Committee on Technological Ue. velopment reported that "the small house in the future will not resemble any of the houses of the past. It will cost one-half, as much and be far more efficient." This foretells the coming reconstruction and modernization of the country's housing, so that it will no longer be true, as the Conference was also told, that families with incomes below f,500 cannot afford new houses representing adequate standards of living. A similar situation exists in factory equipment. Machinery is growing obsolete and will continue to grow ob- before ogsolenscene, and calculated in continues and perfects, new machines which will save enough in cost of op- to pay for themselves. The ..rnerican Machinist considers ten years the average life of machinery b«iure pbsolescenc, and calculated in 1930 that 48 per cent of all in use was njore than ten years old. The demand pf th* times for cost reduction will " the re-equipment of the in- when cauital is, again available. Jt can be said that at present tmf9 is no dearth of potential borrowers, who are reedy to carry out projects when they can finance them. The lack is of lenders. Auto* * Fsfc Fewer In every depression unsatisfied want*, accumulate. Tne number of passenger automobiles in use has de- 4 tWs year, by ateout f per cent, a}J of those w&> b*ve given up cajrs want tgem back, and the Farmer Killed in Highway Acddent Charles Trammill of Near Warren Dies Monti- Ho.pital Senate Election Recommended by County Committee lesolution Asks County Judge to Allow Claim for Expense two INDEPENDENTS " . * ' ; k Sam D. Carson and Rex Floyd Filed Against Mrs. Caraway " The County Democratic Central Committee recommended 1 In a resolu- ton adopted at Hope city hall Saturday afternoon that Hempstead ( county, hold a special sesnatorial election Tuesday, January 12, when the entire state is expected to go to the polls to elect Mrs. Hattle Caraway, the Democratic nominee, Unlcd States senator. The resolution urged that the election be held in this county as a Democratic duty, since there are opposed to Mrs. Caraway on the general election ticket two independent candidates, Sam D. Carson and Rex Floyd. The committee asked that 'the election expense be allowed and paid by Hempstead county." Plans for the election were presented to the committee Saturday afternoon by D. B. Thompson, one of the: county election commitisoners, and the estimated expense is placed at 5500. County Judge L. F. Higgason has made no statement regarding approval of the election expense, but was understood to be waiting on the final decision of the central committee as to whether or not the election would be attempted in 'this county. •The central committee met at 2 o'clock Saturday, with 15 members present, including. W. S.. Atkins, chairman,* and W. rteJmer'PigK secretary. After Society Aviatrix's Crash It was a miraculous escape for Mrs.'.A. Felix du Pont, society aviatrix and bride Of a member of the munitions family", when he plane crashed during a forced landing near Springville, Staten;Island, N. Y, Note how the wings of the plane were clipped in striking" a tree. MrMs. du Pont was only slightly Injured., f MONTICELLO.—Charles TrammelL aged 47, who..was taken to a hosplta here Sunday afternoon after being in jured in a collision of an automobll< in which he was riding and a lumber truck, died about midnight from internal injuries. Other occupants of the car", Bert Gill, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Gill, and Trammell's wife, escaped without •Injury. Trammell was reared in Bradley county. Funeral services will be held at Hickory Sphings church, 12 miles west of Warren, Monday. He had been living recently on the Hall Barnett place about seven miles east of Monticelto. He is survived by his wife one child and several stepchildren. President in Special Message Monday Urges Immediate Action on Emergency Economic Program WASHINGTON.-(;p)-Pres. Hoover in a surprise special message to congress Monday urged immediate action upon the emergency economic program, declaring emphatically the need "is even more evident" than when it was at first laid before congress. The president pltaded against partisan action and the swift adoption of the eight measures previously proposed by him. "We can and must replace unjustifiable fear in tn e country by confidence," he said. ../ Enumerating the measures "requiring immediate action," he said they were "designed to chqpk further degeneration in prices and values to fortify us against continued shocks from world 1 instability and to unshackle the forces of recovery." ib. cration WAroerit Wyears I ThaiWe ;FLAPPER FANNY SAYS: HP». u.». P*T. orr. Negro High School Dedicated Monday Dr. J. H. Dillard to Be Dinner Guest at 1 Monday Night The .new Shover street negro high school building was dedicated at 1 o'clock Monday afternoon with a formal program held Inside the building. Dr. J. H. Dillard, distinguished Southern educator and head of the Jeanes and Slater funds for racial cooperation, is in the city and will be the guest of honor at a dinner to be given by Miss Beryl Henry, city superintendent of schools, at 7 o'clock Monday night at Hotel Barlow. , The program at the school: Processional. Negro National Anthem—Audience Invocation. Music, "They That Trust"—Faculty The History of the School—Prof. G L. Tyus. Introduction of Visitors—Dr. Don Smith. Music, "Pond Lilies"—Faculty. Presentation Speeches—1, Prof. E. E Austin, County Supt. Hempstead Co, 2. Prof. Fred MeCuistion, Director o Survey for Negro Coleges; 3. Dr Nolen M. Irby, Supervison of negro schools. Spiritual. Little David"—Junior anc Senior Classes. 4. Prof. R. C. Child less, State Rosenwald agent; 5. Prof Ed MeCuistion, Stae Dep't. of Education. 6. Dr. Leo M. Favrot, General Field Agent, Gen. Educ. Board. 7. Dr. J. H. Dillard, Former head of Slater and Jeanes Funds Charlottsville, Va. Vocalo Solo—Mrs. Freddie Crossley Douglass. Acceptance Address—Principal H. C. Yerger. Spiritual, "Hand Me Down the Silver Trumpet"-—Juniors and Seniors. Dedicatorial Address—Prof. W. T. Daniels, Supereme Sect. Royal Circle of Friends, Texarkana, Ark; Spiriutal, "Swing Low Sweet Chariot"—Juniors and Seniors. Two Oil Companies Announce Merger Consolidation Expected in Bmine*« Circle for Some Time State Cant Pay r Road Contractors Million and Quarter Past Due—May Be Met With Federal Money LITTLE ROCK—With the balance to its credit on the books of tne state treasurer down to approximately $140,000, the Highway Department opfned the New Year unable to meet obligations to contractors amounting to J1.288.S06 for work already 'Completes, but with the ' prospect of receiving nearly enough in federal aid alone to pay these claims, Charles S. Christian, chief engineer of the department, said Sunday. Demands for bond maturities and interest have been so heavy in the past Jew months, in comparison to revenues, that the Highway Commission has found it necessary to forego prompt payments to contractors, and this was reported to have led to complaints being made to the United States Bureau of Public Roads. Several months ago the Highway commission adopted a • resolution which, it was said, pledged it to apply all federal aid remittances 'to the state's indebtedness to contractors. However, with .available funds insufficient for the department's needs, the commission is said to have been forced to use federal aid in meeting debts service requirements. The most recent payment of this character was for interest amounting to 5427,500 on the J18,000,000 bond issue sold July 1, 1930.' This payment was completed last week, the state auditor's office reported yesterday. A voucher was issued in Little Rock for 4.75 per cent interest on the total issue for six months, and New York exchange was telegraphed to the Chase National bank, paying agent for the s>tat,e. In addition to interest and maturities on Improvement district bonds taken over by the state under the Martineau road law in 1927, which will be payable within a short time, semi-annual interest on the 515,000,000 state highway issue sold in July will be due January 45. The bonds were dated back to January 15, the date of the short term notes which were retired with the proceeds. It has been conceded that the state can carry on no additional construction and little if any maintenance in 1932 unless highway bonds are marketed. Debt service requirements, exclusive of toll bridge obligations, will be about 510,500,000 this year, and the revenues from the gasoline tax and automobile license fees in 1931 were about 51,000,000 les than this. In the past year, 517,000,000 in state highway bonds were issued. A list of contracts entered into by the Highway Commission last year totals approximately 57,900,000, of which projects to cost $1,600,000 either have not been started or are incpmplete, the department reported. On federal aid projects, the government was obliged to contribute approximately 53,500,000, including the emergency allotment, on work contracted for in 1931. C. of C Canvass Is Being Completed Additional List of Members—Board Meeting for Thursday Membership teams of Hope Chamber of Commerce reported an additional list of subscribers Monday noon,.and will complete the;'canvass of the city Tuesday and Wednesday. The January -meeting of the board of directors is scheduled for Thursday, at. which, time plans will-be announced for the new year. New members, announced Monday noon are: . Citizens National Bank, Agee and Spragins, Duffie Hardware Company/ Ritchie Grocer Company, Reed-Routon Si Company, Hope Transfer Company, Rev. G. F. X. Strassner, Shipley Studio, Briant's Drug Store, Hotel Barlow, R. M. LaGrone, Jr., & Company, Pat- For ait Unselfish Cause, Bodenhamer Past National Commander Speaks in Hope Monday Noon ON MEM¥ER DRIVE Bodenhamer Touring the State for Two Weeks' Campaign A portrayal of the American Legion as a group that never had asked anything for an.-able-bodied ex-service man, but 1 sought social justice for the widows and children of the war dead, an<i the dependents of those incapacitated by war, was given to Hope legionnaires'Monday noon by O. L. Bodenhamer of El Dorado, past national commander. Major Bodenhammer, speaking at a roundtable of 20 in the club dining room of Hotel Barlow, outlined the purposes of a two weeks* membership campaign which he is engaged in throughout Arkansas. Although' forced by his present schedule to make a noon appearance n Hope, he expects to return later in he month for a night meeting. Mayor Vesey Presides Major Bodenhamer was introduced jy Mayor'John Vesey, presiding of- "icer at the luncheon, in the. name of Leslie V. Huddleston post and Post Commander J. L. Stringer, Also ap- peraing hi brief speeches were Commander McCartney -of the Texarkana post, arid Adjutant Bob Sisson of the state department, Little Rock. _ .,...' Mr. Sisson Outlined the membership campaign, which includes the onerous burden of .Ice^iping. a very smelly gotit lh"the"headqufilrters city "of'that Legion district which falls furthest be* hind in the membership campaign. Should the Hope district be the tail- ender, then the 'duty would'fall on District Commander Barney Hamm to house, water and exercise the state Legion's bill-goat. Legionnaires ' as- surer Mr. Sisson that Hope had no intention of getting anyone's goat, much Several Supects Under Arrest! Mukden Mon Bulletins WASHINGTON.- (/«>)•-*»« National Bank calls as of December 31, 'was Issued Monday morning. The State Bank call as of the same date was also Issued. i WASHINGTON.— (A 3 )— A resolution asking the Commerce Department to report the number of people employed in beer manufacture before prohibition was adopted Monday by the senate, which also approved a Joint resolution asking the Agriculture Department for a report on the amount of grain used. ers nominated .Monday included Camden, Charlie E. Grayson and at El Dorado, Robert M. Deason. -<£ Severe State Dei terson Department Store, Miss Beryl Henry, Hope Retail Lumber Yard, O. A. Graves, Western Union. Broadway Service Station, Checkered Cafe, Jake's Cafe, Mrs. B. C. Lewis Beauty Shop, Haynes Brothers, Sanders Grocery Company, Ladies Specialty Shop, Dr. Walter G. Allison, Shiver Brothers, Boswell Bargain Store, Dr. L. M. Lile, Darwin Store 'Corporation, Southern Ice & Utilities Co. TULSA, Okla.—(/P)—It was reported on high authority Monday that the long awaited merger of the 'Sinclair Consolidated Oil Corporation ajjd the Prairie Pipe Line Oil and Gas company had been completed. This information came from ..the bunk who will be the execute »f the Consolidated Oil Corporation.;'tfee n Mini: of ilu.- mcr&ed fil'Wl. Two Injured in Crash at Prescott Sunday PRESCOTT.—Miss Lois Williamson, daughter fo W. R. Williamson of Hot Springs, and 1 Bob Roberts, were injured slightly when an airplane in which they flew here from Hot Springs Sunday afternoon was damaged in landing at the government emergency field two miles west of •Prescott. One of the wheels of the landing gear collapsed, it was said, causing the plane to turn over on its side, demolishing the right wing. Rrhovts was the pilot. He and Miss Williamson ^turned to Hot Springs by Toiling Day and Night On Levees Dykes Still Threatened in Mississippi as Result of High Water GLENDORA, Miss— (/P) —Central Tallahatchie manpower was concentrated Sunday night on saving Jones Frederic's levee, four-mile dyke, a mile south, from an almost certain breakup. Convicts were sent to the danger zone during the day and night .augmenting plantation labor drafted frorr nearby regions. Flood fighters sale not only is this levee gradually washing away, under relentless hammering but the Reynolds and Ross plantation levees farther south are weakening. Frederic's levee was soggly am weakest of all. And as fast as flooc fighters saved one section, another spot weakened. Crews of laborers were shifted from point to point along the front. Jones Frederic said., he-taped to pu 1,600 men to work oiHt By Tuesday morning. Glendora watched the fight with mingled hope and regret. Its destruction will relieve pressure here. First 1932 Babies Are Announced Mary Pauline Wilson and Sterling Odis Keith Born Sunday The stork was a busy bird over the week-end— two 1932 babies were reported at the Hope Star Monday. Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Wilson of Hope route 5, announce the arival of a little daughter at 9 a. m. Sunday mcming. This little lady has been christened Mary Pauline Wilson and she is entitled to a number of prizes, which were announced in last Thursday's issue of this paper. Mr. and Mrs. George Keith, who live i'> this city announce at 1&05 o'clock less the Arkansas' department's. Bodenhamcr's Speech Major Bodenhamer spoke in part as follows: "It is regrettable that the faithful few who always turn out for Legion duties should have to go out and bring In the rest of the membership-at this time; but it is on record that every organization like the Legion has to exist for many years before its mem- ebrship renews automatically. Thus, the Spanish war veterans had great difficulty in sustaining their organization for 20 years, but only recently their members have become very largely self-renewing. "The pity of it is, however, that we can't depend on automatic membership now, for if we dicT, all the worth-while work of the national Legion would fall by the wayside. "While the Legion has 101 recommended legislative progra'ms, there are at least three of immediate importance. "We need to make complete provision for the widows and orphans of ex-service men, and for the dependents of those who have been disabled. The family is the heart of America. Yet there are 200,000 families affected as an after-math of the war—and the Legion proposes to do something for them. To Equalize Benefit "The Legion also proposes to equalize disability benefits. For instance, a World war Veteran who cannot trace his disability directly to the war, draws only $40 a month from the government; but in the same classification a Spanish war veteran draws $72. "The Legion was the first organization to espouse- the cause of unemployment relief—not through the dole system, but with the work system. Since then the Legion has been joined by every important national organization. We believe in a larger public works program, for federal, state and local governments, affording employment for willing workers, at the lowest cost to the government in many years. "Reviewing the Legion's national legislation program, I believe the American people will agree that it is most conservatice and unselfish." Democrats Will Assemble Friday Wet-Dry Issue to Be Sidetracked at Meeting of National Committee WASB3NGTON.-(#>)-The Democratic party, with its several presidential possibilities,,faces an eventfu •week, Culminating, in Saturday's meeting of the Democratic .National Corn- Severe Penalty WASHINGTON — (A^. can Consulate at' Mukden: vised the State demanded that "Severe ;i meted out by Japanese au the""»i American < lain. • 4 ChamberJak 6n''hig'' .station to,go to a*iiew" Formal Announcements by one or more potential presidential candidates are expected during the month. Friday night the party' hosts will assemble about the banquet table here with the speech of Alfred E. Smith, 1928 standard bearer, commanding attention. Friends of Governor Roosevelt o New York arid Governor Ritchie o Maryland, are conferring busily, an< definite statements in behalf of these two outstanding possibilities are likely soon. Mindful of the prohibition eruption at last March's gathering of the National Committee, the party leaders are striving to bring about an orderly course of procedure on this and other controversial issues at Saturday's meeting. Chairman Raskob has abandoned his determination to have the party pledged to a state liquor control plank in its platform, but he is anxious to receive an endorsement for a prohibition referendum. Congressional Democratic leaders hope to focus attention on the vita economic problems and are determln^ ed to keep away from the dynamite .wet and dry dispute which splits both parties. If Raskob proposes protubi tion action, they are ready to refer thi whole question to the national con vention. The suggestion by William Randolph Hearst, the publisher, of Speaker John Garner for the Democratic, presiden tial nomination has added a new turn to the already interesting Democratii situation. Mr. Garner, with his tiro fully occupied by the House, is dis creetly silent about the presidentla race. Texas, his state, with her 4 votes in the convention, is a strategi point, however. Also, the silenge of Mr. Smith on hi 1932 intentions is attracting more an< more interest as the time for the presi dential primaries draws near. Hi friends expect him to maintain thi silence on his personal stand eve: during Friday night's address. Selection of a city for the Demo cratic convention is one ot the prin cipal problems confronting the coin, mittee Saturday. Chicago, where thi Republicans have decided to go, am Kansas City are among the most fav ored cities. Atlantiv City, which con tested for tlje Republican meeting also is ready to go into the contest. in Park Dri UK- airiv.'l » r w > r t'umlay i>- •'•'" rr T U i-Hiin Odis Koith. Wayne England to Make Hope Headquarters Soon Wayne England, who has been in Vhe insurance business in Horatio for the past year, has accepted a district superendentships and will make his headquarters at Hope, devoting his time to life insurance exclusively according to Uje Horatio Times He announces be will continue to serve the policy folders in this scctiou, making regular trips here. Mr. and Mrs. England will leave for has b:eu named their aew nqme the latter part oi this ' week. Culver &•< __ Beaten by • ' ; in U " STRUCK 3T Was Leaving To Automobile St Downtown MUKDEN 1 ,— ( have been made MondSytii tion with an assault Sunday^ B. Chamberlain,, 1 Jt who was beaten,by : ,_ assailants'hi MukdensMn&i ped by thre£ Jai _ attacked Chamberlain wil flea tion after he, identified > by a card and a passport, thfe i said. ' ' ' , ..«,, «* '3 He was struck in the -.face Ftasaufif times" but otherjrise Was unfajSure' 1 ""* Minister Johnson at Peiping, who ,r ported the incident requested','C ' sul General 'Myers at Mukden v>e'i ward immediately to him,, 1he,t suits of representations to 'the"'Ja nese authorities. Note<l Stage Play ^ a! Saenger 12$ Chahning Pollpck's J'$ House Beautiful" Wit New York High School Cagers . PlanBusyWeek Coach WiUdn Reports His Team in Splendid Condition for The basketball season in Hope is getting in full swing this week with the prospects of several games, at the armory and at the high school gym. With the resuming of school after the holidays, the high school team probably will ave s game Wednesday ngiht. according to Coach Kilkiu, although no definite game has been scheduled. Bobcats started off the season wo wins in. the first two games toss Hope will be given an opportunity!.'^ to see 'one of the great Ne,\v' yorJFrp$(li" shows of ,tjhe 1931-32 >sea.son>%VBjct'\, Tuesday, January 13, ! when Channing' Pollock's The'Houg* Beautiful" comes to the. Saenger theater for a one-night engagement Owing to a change in bookings from the Far West to Texas points, the road company made a quick 'contact with/ Malco Theaters, Inc., operators pf .the • Saenger, bringing this fine stage play here with the same cast that prior to Christmas closed a tour of the metropolitan centers. • The House Beautiful" has but three" Arkansas engagements, coming to Hope from Joplin, Mo., and going from here to Little Rock and Hot ; Springs. Of the play, Charles A. managing director pf the Auditorium at Memphis, where a performance has already been given, has written the following. Last night I witnessed the opening performance of "The House Beautiful" here at the auditorium, and while I have been handling attractions for many years, this is the first lime I have felt that I could not pass the sViow by without comment. "The show is perfect, one cannot forget it, and frankly, I believe it 10 bo the most pleasantly vital attraction that has played in Memphis for ma.ny years. ''Ou more ban one occasion I have studied the audience, and last night I found them transfixed. H is not often that we have a performance tlial holds an audience as this play (fid, and I believe it is the simple truth, beautifully told, which holds them. "The manner in which it is stage4 in my opinion, is wonderful, in addition, I want you to know that I have never dealt with an organization from whom I dfij-ived so much pleasure in dealing, as yours and I wish to e<my sincere appreciation of the quiet and co-operative manner of ev ery member of your company during your engagepient here. "In closing may I say without tery. that it is not often tt«t W* Wgfit *tJ

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