Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on February 2, 1932 · Page 2
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J, at 31? Stfflth Maifi atifiMrtv Hape, A«t [tot surf Tltt Associated ft*S4 IS delusively «W4 dl*f*tefe*s c*6dftiisd to It of , Slstf ttit Ideal hew* published he)?eu\. ' dispatches h«fcin art also ittiliiifiliS&lLukfflfo, _ _^ ^_ By oluf CSU^Iftr* Dfilt ( W®^*«^~$MC By tnait'in Hewpstead, Nevada, counties. J3.00 &tt year, elsewhere $5.00. HisttuU^ft dev6l6t*d by ftiodeifn eivflteatten to eatnftHHfee set! Indwtty, through widely d t* fuMsh that theck upon government which ft R. MfcCormlck. Lu^a-jk Platform s of ike tttunleipat power plant to develop the iffiefitt rtaoiitte* of -Hd£e. i t »dtiejnettt in 1932, and improved sanitary conditions in rbttsitKM backward*. nt dumber of Cojntnerw. t „._.,___ ptoeratn prt»»idin0,/or tfc« consrtitctton of fl $# alJ-wedther road each year, to gradually reduce the -Jttfte. iJaftd ecotiofntc support for every «cientific agricultural pftBhteh o#ers practteal fcene/ite to Hempstead county's greatest • ^P'V , i^lijtrmer'organizations, fcelfetfina that co-operatioa effort rflfcot «* the, country 43 it is in tourrt. "'"-'' STATE 'Iprtju'es* on the state highway program. at re/o«n, and a niord e#ictei« government through th° of expenditures. • America and Japan 1 find a ^t^lfeiitojy large numbfcf of pfebpte Wht> takfi-it fof granted, that tft6 united States may be sifdked into tfi« Assessments—a Strange Story Arkansas Supreme Court repulsed the at- ^fc of St. Francis and Phillips counties to cut their 26 per cent for the relief of local taxpayers, . that- "the constitution contemplates there shall be itiji in assessment of values as far as practical" over , ,yethl am told that some years ago when the City ^wished to pave its streets and found its total assess-. 6|tldn't wlrraAt the bond issue, and one of my illusP re'decesisors carried a newspaper fight to Little Rock afestigation of local assessments, the state authorities discovered that Hope assessments were higher of Arkansas' 50 per cent assessment law is ('outstanding cases of nullification in the country, "".tion, ordinarily is.regulated by the millage rate, . ru 3 it is controlled by the assessing system, irbrninent school man, not himself a teacher or sal- 'fic^al, told me recently that every time the schools 9&Ui increase in millage, the assessments went down proportionately. I do not guarantee .the £tatenieni>T7- j ~~ can appraise the facts for themselves. Isat'dccurs to me at this time is not a question of great- i, but the primitive injustice of, an assess- i Ijke Arkansas', which works to the advantage of • of intangible wealth, and to the disadvantage SeNimall holder of real estate. 9-sfek. ,«, assessors shouldn't be close to the people. They I'f be elective at all. They ought to work out of a fiktate office, on a hard and fast standard of values. rMansas has enough special taxes nowadays almost to ^ -'Fast penny of taxation off the land. Eventually it jTicorae. It might be here now, but for the ignoring of tfch of the intangible wealth. • « The New York Scandal 5RE are two good reasons why the municipal, scandals York City are of interest toHhe rest of the coun- "the first place, Governor Roosevelt is a candidate for Residency; in the^second place, Manhattan, like Chicago, ~ pome a vast microscope in which the common evils of jean- municipal government are enlarged so that they $ studied easily., t, then, for us provincials to look into things "the most striking thing that meets our eyes is the way in which the accepted easy-going moral ndaifds that we have permitted our public officials to adopt ''forth evil. , , ,. fh favor of their Vdltlttteerinr'at The curiosity* some folks have for exploring a hftrnets* rtesi will never be Jatisf led until they have 'persuaded thd hornets to take after them. Pightint the" greatest Asiatic Power on its Home grotffid, at more tKan/tfoftse the distance Europe is, might Be a picnic for a fool but wduld relieve our children of the delusion of grandeur i wfli$i-obsessed their parents. Actually, the Shanghai situation calls for an internation* al police raid—not a war. The United States will be one' of four nations swinging a billy-club to protect its own citizens against the warring Chinese and Jans; and we should take care while doing so that England, France and Italy don't go off and leave us with a war all our own, After our last European experience it ought to be ob- vioua that any time America dinls out with her neighbors we are likely to be left with the check. The gravest danger-before our people is that they will underestimate the power of the Japanese, and misunderstand the trade factors which could turn a Japo-American war into a European bonanza and'an American disaste^. . Japan holds in the Orient the-same dominant^ military and industrial position enjoyed by Germany in Europe prior to the World war. The Japanese take Asia's raw materials and turn them into manufactured goods, selling them back to Asia. But the European powers are represented in the Same business. Japan happens to be America's best customer in the Far East, and if we allow ourselves to be drawn into a position more belligerent than Europe, then in addition to some European bad debts we shall have a cancelled Asiatic account. I'm not insinuating Europe would steal the Japanese trade away from us—'I'm stating it for a fact. . . \ _I ^ This, of course, is only a threatened danger. The actual problem is China, whose complete governmental breakdown, with civil.war and banditry throughout the provinces, has caused Japan to take-action. We Americans, sympathetic for the underdog, wonder what can be done about China—but as one observer pointed out last Sunday, "The Japanese say to the world that China is no longer a nation; it is merely a geographical division." It would be wise,, before concerning oui'selves with justice for China, first to get law for China. A people can live without justice, but no nation can live without law. There was a Caesar when Christ was born, and there will have to be some semblance of government on the part of the Chinese before the rest of the world can do anything for them. Trade and civilization depend on orderly processes—and whether we tratle with China as a Chinese nationalist government, or a protectorate of Japan, depends entirely on the Chinese. , The American people would 7 do well, also, to remind themselves that their own house is on fire. Thirty yea a after the Spanish-American war we still find ourselves holing onto the Philippines although we promised 12 million Malays independence the day we went into Mamia-j-anu have been lyttff about it fever since, simply because Americans .have a few mipoh dollars invested in what they knew from the start was* temporary vehtiire in the islands. Yet the Philippines lie farther east than Japan does-- farthr from our American coast. They cannot be defended 'in war. The nearest' American naval base is Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, under the shadow of California. .Yet these far-off islands with their tariff-free copra going into the manufacture of artificial butter, soap, and other vegetable oil products, hurt our native far mgoods;'and.by their proximity to Asia keep us perpetually entangled in n political situation for which there is neither rhyme nor reason. What the American people need in this the 156th year of their independence is a philosophy of statesmanship that will indicate both to the people at home and to our commercial explorers abroad'just where we will draw the line ot American power and protection and influence. We are encumbered with useless and dangerous possessions, picked tip haphazardly in sentimental wars, and we are strung out too often and too far. I am reminded of that chapter of ancient history which to me has always seemed more inspiring than any conquest. It is the story of a surrender. And it happened in Old Rome. The Emperor Trajan (98-117 A. D.) had extended the Roman Empire over all the known world. It reached from Gibraltar to India. The Roman legions litrally ran themselves to death keeping up with it. The next emperor, Hadrian (117-138), cared more for the safety of the populace than its applause. He took a pruning knife and cut off the Far East provinces. He trimmed the Roman Empire down to Constantinople-—and Historian Ridpath, where I read it as a boy in knickerbockers years ago, says that by this one courageous act the Emperor Hadrian perpetuated the Roman Empire a thousand years. Actually the Constantinople division stood until 1453, when the Turks captured it. It is not what a nation has, that counts, but what it can hold. And the Japanese war scare will have been worth while if it focuses American opinion on our shameful capture and dangerous occupation of the Philippines—whose inde- pendqnce, by the way, has been a Democratic platform plank for 30 years.—W. Boy Bus Hero Honored Again •tfc* ;§»» lit nulhorlttd ttt urn the following candidates sobj«t I MUrift rt (he OerttotMtle p**—*" Htm August 9, 1932i 'HBMPSTEAD COW For Sheriff j Bryan Unticdt, 13, who saved the j lives of several schoolmates maronec in a bus in n Colorado blizzard last i March, is still a hero. He is shown : hero with his father. H. A. Unticdt : waving to a crowd thiit cheered th< i boy on a recent visit to Los An^olcs. \ Brvan has signed it contract for i lecture tour. Do You TWENTY-FIVE, YEARS AGO Misses Caroline and Janette McRae will return today.from! a visit of some weeks to Washington, : D. C. Miss Hazel Johnson will arrive home from Galloway College next Saturday. J. F. Hartin visited Little Rock Thursday. , j ' Miss Lynn White spent last Sunday with friends at Stamps. TEN YEARS AGO Dr. Etta Champlain has returned from a professional visit to St. Louis. Mrs. Polk Singleton is hostess to the Sorosis Club this afternoon at her home on East Second street. Miss Stella Shelton is visiting friends at Lewisyille. Mrs.. Don Smith is entertaining a few friends at dinner this evening at her home on .South Elm street, the occasion being the birthday of her husband, Dr. Smith. •"Defenders of Tammany's regime in New York have cried Indignantly that the Seabury inve^tigatien has not, ex- fn, a few instances, shown any actual, prpvabletorrup- l It has concerned itself, they complain, with the private irs of public men, which are not the public's business. Now that is precisely the point of the whole matter. We e Jei ourselves believe that a public official can have pri- |iettB affairs,. We' have let ourselves believe that there are ^~&^ perquisites that go with public office—perquisites of ,,"hon;est graft" variety, which may be slightly dubious /whicji do not really make any difference. And these as- aptipns are the cause of the whole trouble. J£ a man, holding public office, at a salary of $6000 a -, manages during five years to bank $200,000—well, &' nany'a defenders say, that doesn't really prove anything standards for officeholders ought to be so strict that man would be thrown out on his ear without delay. The cotton, Florida and Rocky fountain rats'are native to America, >ut the common brown and black louse rats came to America from Europe witht the early colonists. Both pecies; are believed to be natives of China. iBARB India isn't the only country that has untouchables. Chronic borrowers say we've had millions of them since the stock crash. ', Warships • from force -nations re- sopnded to the revolt in San Salvador. Well, first come, first served." Japanese marines have landed in Shanghai. But since, the world has been telling Japan for months to get out of Mancruria, apparently it's no use telling' it to the marines. Universities are beginning to retrench. Henceforth college youths will have to be well disciplined dough boys. Now* that the depression is gripping the world, the economist has come into his own. Trouble is, he doesn't know how long he'll have it. Bruening says Germany's woe is Hitler's fault. At least he can't blame it .on prohibition. If Socrates had lived in these days oii prohibition • he probably would have learned to take the hemlock and say, "Not bad with a wash." Songs have immortalized the corner where the gang used to hang around. The depression has immortalized the corner where Prosperity is still hanging. Experts say unless world powers Monroe Menaced By Rising Flood Classes Join in Throwing Up Levees to. Protect the Town •MONROE, La.— (&)— Men and women fought Sunday to restrain the Ouachita river as this city bore the brunt of the winter flood. The high water scene had shifted from the Mississippi delta, .where Red Cross and civic officials are caring for refugees and pumping water from towns, flooded several weeks ago. Monroe threw up levees in unprotected areas and reinforced dikes under heavy water pressure. Government engineers predict the city will escape inundation if there is no additional rain soon. A warm sun bathed levee workers, including minsters, lawyers, business men and college youth. Among them was Federal Judge Ben C. Dawkins. step in and halt Japan's invasion of Manchuria, China will turn Red. But if world powers did step in, Japan would probably be blue. Running for mayor of Seattle, a candidate has for his slogan, "Make Seattle famous if we have to. put hula hula skirts on the cops." Well, maybe that would be one way to make them show a little movement. One weather man says weather is not getting milder, we're just unaware of the cold. Apparently the result of being left out in it by the depressioa In Killing of Wealthy Sportswoman Aw, Let's Give the Little Fellow a Break! What the Seabury evidence makes perfectly clear is * public official must stand up so straight that he leans p|OV£j* backward. He must avoid even the appearance of evil, Ji£ must not profit, even by the most indirect means, from the that he is in an official position. A public official, in short, cannot have a private life. strictest of all standards must be applied to him. Until adopt such standards, and make them stick, we shall con- ue to have repetitions of this miserable business in New -York. Central American Revolts AMERICAN wars are usually looked upon, north of the Bio Grande at least, as savoring slightly of comic opera. It IB hard to take them seriously. We ourselves rival mobs of untrained, poorly equipped miserably led "soldiers" who will shoot three volleys and and the side which manages to defer running the will win, and the casualties will be exceeding low. * w .«,*,*. it works out that way a good deal. But the Bffent uprising in El Salvador seems to be something else. *"- "wo thousand people can be killed in one day's fighting, a&ll a country at that, it is evident that the fighting is 4p>ied on in grim earnest. A Central American insur- ; atteo4ed by such heavy casualty i» nothing to laugh PITTSBURG. husband ever lo J u petition foj- aliinonv L. C.,,,,1, u CooR , s •• I'Jincdy William 19-year- hcr hus- A British anatomist has advanied the thiory that while brains develop, teeth Jrest and that many men with defective teeth have more than ordinary brain power. SIMOK SUTTO Hop* CITY OP HOPE; (Democrntic Primary Feb, 23)| For City Clerk" FRED WEBB -_-.r- -it- 1 — -." n i i -..±. .-.-.._. - | __!_, For City Attorner PAT CASEY For Alderman Wnrd One L. C. CLEXl HELMS BENNIE DENTON HOY ANDERSON Ward Two ROY STEFHENSON L. A. KEITH Wnrd Pour CLYDE A. MONTS IRA HALLIBURTON A. M. IkTKAMEY Everlasting CLEVELAND, Ohio.-A radio lube has been perfected I VIrs. Clnra Quinn, Cleveland J Tlic tube is constructed with the] mcnt on tha outside. The k element can bo rcpUccd whw t out and thus the new tube is I eternal. WARNING ORDER In the Hempstead Chancery! Emma Paxton - "' vs. Willie Pnxton The defendant, Willie hereby warned to appear in tlij •within thirty, days and ai complaint of the plaintiff ,li Witness my hand and seal a I of snid court on this 2d day ot| ruary, 1932. WILLIE HA (SEAL) Feb. 2. 9, 16, 23. Rent It! Buy It! Find W Sell lt!| With HOPE STAI WANT Al The more you tell, The quicker you sell 1 insertion, lOc per liMJ minimum 30c j 3 insertions, 7c per llml minimum 50c 3 6 inscrtioiui, Gc per limi minimum $1.00 26 insertions, 5e per minimum $4.00 (Average 5Mi words to the 1 NOT E—Want ndVortisemeDt»! ceptcd over tho telephone i charged with the under* that the bill is payable on 1 lotion of statement, the day oilj publication. Phone 768 STRAYED or stolen, black about 11 years old, scar on Write Chester Almond, Kosston,! Route 2. l-3tp. I FOR RENT ROOM and board to coupM nice- bedroom, private bath. Main. Phone 376W. Discovery of the murdered bodies of Mrs. A*., right), wealthy sportsman, and her 00-year-old mnid (shown below) at Midcileburg, Va., was followed by a whir'n^ii - negro ex-convict as their slayer. Paul Boeiim <up,- jnr irfo" » :nes Bcicin.u llsley (upper in Mrs. Ilsley's cottage FOR RENT—Furnished two or three rooms, connecttolj Private entrance. Mrs. R. 314 South Shover. FOR RENT-Four nice hous*J close in, just remodeled. 600 or COT. NOTICE" . brother, found the two women beaten to death, their .skull • c , iecf rirh for L . v 1 Women of the city provided hot food. The river late Sunday .stood at 49.G feet, almost 10 feet above flood stage, and a height of 50.1 was predicted for this week. Government engineers ordered 250,000 more sandbags for Monroe levees bringing the city's total to 1,500,000 bags, to throw up emergency levees and strengthen weifk ones, particularly on the north side of the city. The Red Cross is feeding and housing 1.000 refugees families from flooded area of Ouachita parish. They include families from the south, where an improvised dirt levee was sweyt away at Bosco last week, sending a sheet of water into the Bouef basin. NOTICE: Men's sulst, cleaotjl pressed, delivered 50c. Cash 8»| ry 40c. Family finish laundry i 8e Ib. Hope Steam Laundry' phone 148. strait i:f commission ralroad tunnel Gibraltar. Roc-Hilly thy that rock slrui-L. Gibraltar and th, tends under the .- , Officials of lhe",:om, mi ni ( .alions FOUND reported j F O U N D.-Pocketbook. imilar to U la t of j moneV- owner may rccover _, identifying nad describing. iff John L. Wilson or Clarence' at Hope City Hall. African bluffs, ultU r rauce. which road colonies. Be . . ,"" "'"'' " : i» i nations 1 •mm, ,' lxn '- f ' U(;ri lj .v -' ''ail-! , |V J!|, !(,,_[,. African! He's Started Young LOST LOST-Black Purso containing chan«e. line'i hiindkerchief. handkerchief, and other small' Return to Hope Star. WANTED HELP WANTED-Large Nl known company seeking man, "1 years of age for permanent " ment locally. Hard work tracrdinory opportunity fo' man. Give age, business e* and three references. Write J. I

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