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Hope, Arkansas
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Get Civilized or Perig\! Jin . Play* of The Star taw aftd br^er get ah awful hick the face last Wednesday over in HinesVIlfe, On. You may tefn*mber M. F. Clark a* the O»«Wfi». sfiwiff wh& was obn- vlcted tast year by a federal court jury to* eoittpirthtf «> aid runVnin' ners. Hfe war sttrfwteed to two years* imprisonment, but la loose on on appeal bond, Wellj on Wednesday the voters' bf Liberty, county ffr-elefcted Mr. Clark sheriff. At first glance lt v appeared to be IrteiutablB proof of 'the decline and death of an honest electorate, upon British East Africa, who have ordered 60 natives fot the riiurder of an old to be a witch, evidnetly believe can be»citflized by sheer force, m a row ought to make an imposing natives, whatever their private «. nay ' ^P' a ^ k^ s * De impressed the old custom of killing witches is not ap- ' fbe government "% course, of time, it will happen that no more ailed in British East Africa. And the natives— M processes-will still find nothing wrong in the ^ Wittthesi—will, in spite of themselves, take on bute of civilization. leather interesting to meditate upon, especial- mw~tr the ' rest of us are more or less in the same boat. i i '^5J 1 !!^' n ^ 1! . a ? ed ' Witt 10 "* intending to,'to get ourselves ' "" '**"' * *"*''' niust very speedily take on the cus- ttibn or perish. , we mechanized, the world.' We made possible the djcfoon-,0f goods on a scale infinitely greater than any- '*revioiisfr dreamed of. We improved transportation, so _ distances shrank to a fiftieth of their old length. We fcved communication systems, so that every man had the *lr^"« neighbor. We erec ted an enormously intricate f complicated financial-industrial system, so that the ^world.has to,stand or fall together: P*S**fr done 4 this r we failed to/understand that a civi- f£^ of _th*t sort coul(i not be conducted by men and wom- ^ntai outlook wa> just about what the mental out- greaj*g?a«4|Mfi$rits Had been! ' - ' oblesrtoday cotoe chiefly from the fact that we been able to live up to this glittering new civ- Oor minds, for instance, still accept such things as 1 poverty, prejudice, internationally rivalry and i,r.»i features O f human society—although our new - 1 - inevitably go to pot unless such things are , which every republic is founded. On second thought, I wasn't so sure i -and looking up the election returns, found comfort enough, Mr. Clark got himself reflected all right. He practically equalled the combined vote ot his two opponents —but here is the catch in It, Liberty county, Ge6rgia: pollA only tS6/.votes. I'm speaking of the Democratic primary, equivalent to election. Mr. Clark got 359 votes, one of his opponents 273, and the other 124. Liberty county, Georgia, may got a lot Of notority over the United States because it re-elected iMtf. Clark—but It seems to me that the greatest dam- ago has been done to Georgia, which stands frankly revealed as compelling a paltry 756" white voters to carry the burden of a full-fledged county government. Then there is the town" of Hinesville, and probably other corporate com munitics, so'that the burden of tw local governments is fixed upon th city-dwellers among those 756 im ifM?irt—n nir 1931 BEGIN HERE TODAY Beautiful ELLEN HO99ITER, • •nleiKlrl In Barclay's Department Store, lives wl«u her mother, MOLLT ROSSITER, her elder nil- ter. MYRA, and her young brother. MIKE. Holly fooHnhly >pend« money invert to nay the rent STEVEM BAHCLAY. n man of' 57 and Ellen 1 * employer, lend* her evening dreis no she can «e- stand pretty much where the African natives stand. e must get Civilized or perish. Maintenance, We Lose Federal Aid coursethe people have always been, aware in & general i. ma j n t enance of the state highways is necessary, • provision for the cost of it must be included in ... / Department budget each year. It is self-evi- and fundamental that, the roads oiSa modern highway nK™J° r which we have contracted an indebtedness of vt l4Q,pO&,OQO t should not be suffered to deteriorate or go to jjjrtHn from lack of proper care and attention. Jt• ' . B ^, n ° Lw we l»vfi had it impressed upon us in an emphat- M££ wa Z "T- adeaaa te provision- for maintenance • is not only I important and desirable, but obligatory, if Arkansas is not •3* ^f c ?j lc l lt8 nsht-'tQ share in the allotments of federal '^y^r ™ ormal notice to that effect has been served on 9 Jforhway Commission and the public by Frank D. Hud«^«i« federal engineer in charge of the Little Rock office ireair of Public Roads. Mr.. Hudgins' statement is in n ultimatum that before the government will obligate '• M. rr* , snare _P ie cost of new highway projects in this state, * 2ft wfhway Department must prove that it will have a suf- I. Jt f J?\r j it i . •••••xy jyiv/vv, 1/IIC41, 11, VVJ1J UCIVC a OUi- , - llwent fund available in the ensuing year to maintain prop-„ ^^i!^ * . s al y ea dy built with federal assistance. And that it has been made plain, will apply to grant of r as well as regular federal aid. The 1931 legislature appropriated $3.000,000 for main- tenanee during each year of the current biennium. Aecord- Wghway officials, the federal maintenance require- K.it'--*». wolll i. ln . an1 R Fob * biIJt y be met b y smaller amounts • fftan these. The trouble at the present time is that no revenue * !5 w « * *f° m which the maintenance appropriation can be paicj, gut Mr, Hudgins notifies us that maintenance money TOUSt be found or federal aid will be withdrawn'. This noti- jfeatioTj makes maintenance a problem to be dealt with as ifcwma in importance only to the service of the state and road Improvement district debts. It .isn't something that can be Joofcad; out for last, if after all other charges and cornmit- • Jr*"^ are met there should be an y money left.— Arkansas At the dnnee hall »he meet* handxome LARRY HARROW. GATE, an nrtl»t. and accepts his Invitation "tor tea next' day, IJnr- clay «end« her roiea. Dliilreiiied that the Rift I* not from l.arry. El '«» ounrreli. with her mother und . !!" ter> who »»*"ly favor the wealthy Barclay. Myrn .how. her a nempnper announcement of JlSJP'^' « B B»K*nient 'to ELIZABETH BOWES, a debutante. Bro- ken-henrted, Ellen brinki her lea date with him. She .1*, return. the^dren* to Barclay and 1 I. dl». tnrbed to «ee that h« hn. no In- tentlon of dropping their friend•nip. Still henrfelck over Larry she returns the next night to Dreamland. NOW GO ON WITH THE STORK CHAPTER X knocked at the door o Barclay's office at flv minutes past one. Under her arm carefully wrapped In tissue paper was the Ivory taffeta dress. Tber had been time enough, after all, fo her to pick up the borrowed dres before going- on to the store. That morning In the basemen. had been no worse than any sum mer morning. But It had seemed Ellen that the morning woul< JTLLEN ., Steven to Wooden Indian man who popularized the wooden Indian as a cigar g;; 4 utore insignia died in Pittsburgh the other day, at the age t an4 the incident serves to remind us of the inexplicable ne and disappearance of the wooden Indian as an Arner- Jaudroarlf, and to wonder why antiquarians have not the sqbject more attention. |f "(ftwt* are several things one would like to know Why wooden Indian, of all creatures, serve as a sign that e fp* sale? Who got the idea in the first pkce? Who tarred tht/ Indiana, and did it take much skill? And why after m many years of popularity, did the wooden Indian (WAteniy vanish from the land? Getting the answers to those questions would not butter a»y panouiw, perhaps. But th» wooden Indian was a prom- iueut fefttwre of the eity landscape for many years, and it W£$d be Interesting to know more about him. i never end. had seemed to her tha. before the slow hands of the clock dragged to 1 o'clock she would be dead of suffocation. The morning had ended; she was not dead, even though she felt that there was no particular reason for continuing to live. Life was tiresome and stuple and unfair. She tried to convince herself that Larry had been only a casual In fatuation but she could not forget how different the morning woule have been If only she had not rear a newspaper clipping, if only the day could have gone as she had dreamed it would. Even the fact that she was calling on the "big boss." that he bad sent her flowers things which only the day before would have left her trembling with excitement, seemed dull and unimportant and completely colorless. She knocked again. Barclay's secretary, nuth Tevis, a plain girl whose plainness was heightened by heavy eye-glasses, opened the door. "Mr. Barclay had to go out for a minute," she said, peering over the tortoise shell frames of her spectacles. "He told me to ask you to wait If you will." When Ellen was seated la the dim, cool ofDc.e with the dress over her lap, the secretary began fuss- Ing unnecessarily and a trifle offl clously with the flowers on the rosewood desk, rearranging them, plucking a leqf here and there and slid Ing the slender crystal vases an Inch nearer the center. She moved s pile of typed letters, awaiting Barclay's signature, to the left of the desk, then back to the right again. "You were here yesterday, weren't you?" she asked casually. "Yes," Ellen replied. See wished the other girl wouldn't stare so. The steady, ^ear-sighted regard of thosa pale eyes wag making her uneaay and IWVOtW, unsure of herself. Ruth TevU cleared her throat and opened bep owutb—to ask another question, Bllea was sure—Just as Steven entered. ' He said Impersonally to Ellen, BnSfSr^ ' ^^ V6U WaitlD8 ' MlM itogsiier.' And t<f the secretary, "nj caJJ you « I need you, Miss Tevis." i "/'m sorry I fapl you mailing, Miss Ross'iler," Barclay said. TTIS words were a dismissal. With L± a dissatisfied glance at Ellen, Miss Tevis turned and went Into her own office. As If by accident she managed to leave the adjoining door a trifle ajar but Barclay rose and closed it, "Miss Tevis, I'm afraid," he remarked with a twinkle In his eye ind an entire change of manner, 'is beginning to be curious." Ellen went directly to the point. She was, to tell the truth, vaguely disturbed. The secretary's attitude md In a small way served to con' rm her mother's pleased insistence, ler own secret fears of the morn- ng. It was possible, It was more ban possible that Barclay's interest n her was more than friendly. Cer* alnly there had been a note of in- imacy in bis voice after the door iad closed, a light Intimation that both of them were In league to de- eat the secretary's curiosity. She intended to avoid complica- Ions of that sort. "I've brought back .the dress," he began, as she leaned forward tnd laid the box on his desk. "I an't tell you how much I apprecl. ted using it. And the flowers were ovely. They've made our apartment Into a florist shop. I've never een lovelier ones." Old you like, them?" Barclay e »- laimed, deeply pleased and missing ntirely her subtle, gracious air of ithdrawal. hope they didn't ake you when they arrived t 0 lg morning. But I was determined ou should have them before you eft for the store." He was Ilka a young boy, aching, wistfully anxious for praise at i* cleverness. Ellen did not stint er praise. « was absurd she jougbt, even as »ae thanked him, hat she could glws a man like teven Barctey such pleasure. He was looking down at the dress. "I'm sorry you've returned It ao soon," he remarked with a shade of disappointment. "I'd hoped you'd keep it a long time." "Mother bought me one yesterday afternoon," Ellen said casually. "Nothing like so beautiful as this but more suitable for Dreamland." "I didn't think of that," he admitted. "But I do hope everything went all right." Ellen felt an Inextricable net closing around her. Yesterday she had, in that unfortunate burst of confidence, told him so much that today it seemed unfriendly to become remote and Impers >nal. It was Impossible. So she painted Dreamland for him with very light strokes. She made it a place almost pleasant, determined above all that he should not be sorry for her. She did not tell him' of her first unpleasant encounter nor did she, of course, mention Larry Harrowgate. She told an amusing, If underempha- sized story, of Jacob Salomon, of Tony, of the other hostesses. But Barclay felt, she knew, a lack of spontaneity. "I'm sorry you have to work so hard," he said slowly when her story was finished. "Glad it won't be for long. Now of course," he said looking straight Into her candid, youthful eyes, "now that everything's going so well you won't need to see me any more, will you?" "Certainly, I w m," Ellen said quickly, "if you want to see me." • » » S HE could not have him believing she was like that. "Then come to lunch with me," be suggested, unable to conceal bis pleased relief at her answer. "I'm awfully sorry but J have errands for Mother." She really did have, too. "But ypu will some other "Ot course." It was impossible for a Hosslter to be tepid. Ellen saw with dismay, that he had misinterpreted her Instinctive graciousness. Worse than that, she was harried by fear that ho might think she was coquetting with him, refusing a first invitation so that he would more thoroughly appreciate her. acceptance of a sac- ond. And she must acqept the x second one. She' had promised. As she rose, feeling helpless and uncertain, he spoke again. "I've thought a lot about that young brother, Mike. How Is ho?" "Just 'as usual," Ellen smiled. "He woke me this morning by. dropping his kitten on my fnce." ' "I'd like to meet him sometime—> and your mother." "You must—sometime." She left his office in a disturbed frame of mind. She was no calmer when she observed that Ruth Tevis opened the door of the adjoining office and stared after her as she hurried to the elevator. If only Steven Barclay wore less kind, if only he were a different sort of man from the generous and natural person he was, how 'easily she could solve that particular problem. How could she snub a man from whom she had accepted favors, a man whom she was determined not to hurt unless hurting,.him was the only way out? Ellen went to a movie that aft. ernoon. ^ She sat through -two presentations of the same silly, sentimental picture but afterward she remembered nothing of the film except that the hero turned his bead sometimes in a way reminding hor of Larry Harrowgate. There was, unfortunately for her peace of mind, an illuminated clock vlsibln to the audience. Sho watched the clock instead of the picture. As the hands camn closer and closer to 4, the hour she was to have met Larry for tea, sho found that It took all her resolution to keep from walking out of the theater and hastening to the hotel where she had promised to meet him, • • • TfOUn-FIPTEEN. Larry would be •*• wondering where she was, why she didn't come. Perhaps if she went,,if she were vory cold, it would bo all right. Surely just to sit chatting with him for a short wbilo would be all right. Perhaps he meant to tell her that the engagement was broken. At 10 minutes.-to 5 she surrendered. At 10 minutes to 6 h small section of the matinee audience was treated to the spectacle of a young girl who jumped hastily from her seat and ran up the long shadowy aisle toward the street. Ellen entered the lobby of the Hotel Vandervent at 5 o'clock. Her breath was coming quickly; her cheeks were crimson banners. She hesitated before she plunged into Peacock Alley. It was not too late yet to retreat with her pride. But her pride was gone and she knew it. Larry was not there. By the time she had made one hurried passage through the brilliant, mirrored alley she had assured herself ot that. She assured herself of something else as well. She was glad, glad, glad I Glad that kind fate had taken him off before her folly bad come to its consummation. After she had eaten a solitary dinner she felt considerably better. A girl of 20 finds it hard to maintain a mood of black depression. , But when she 'reached Dreamland for the beginning of her second evening there she felt the black mood returning. How could she bear to dance again in the arms of another man where she bad, danced au4 laughed with Larry? (To Be mortals, , If anyone should ask you what W wfofiff With teaal governtnent ntram- days, mark this: Any system is ob- sofctft which compels an electorate smaller than. tht voting strength of the City of Hope to support both city and county governments, . Obviously wha! Is needed In dfcor- gia Is a wholesome dose of county consolidations. Seven hundred and fifty-six voters would find it pretty expensive supporting one constitutional officer in honest style, and When their government unloads six Upon them it's no Wonder that the high sheriff is nebbed in the act of supplementing his scanty honest revenues by granting protection to on illegal traffic. It will ring across the United States that a certain Georgia county Has challenged law and order by re-lect- ing a convicted officer. .But that isn't quite true. Liberty county li only a name. Seven hundred and fifty-six voters nowadays don't make a county government as our forefathers conceived It. Time sustains their theory of government, but transportation sug- gets minor alterations—which they, as men of common sense, would have been the very first to approve today. Georgia is not alone in this predicament of "ghost" counties. Arkansas has some that don't poll much over 756 votes in a Democratic primary. Nor would It be wise to go too deeply into their peculiar election methods. People are the same everywhere. When government is burdensome they are careless about laws, I think both Georgia and Arkansas ought to do something about it. *~* ^j^^^j^i^^^ |d| j W HUUIOI'IMU 10 it* MWMfl»«mO<rit«l wWert tttlflt action of tm Ocfftoeniic primary ele«« «6« August ft, 1932: HEMPSTEAB COUNTY For Sheriff SIMON M. StlTTOft Druggist Hope Sheppard Mr. and Mrs. T. G. McBay and J. W. McBay were the Saturday night visitors of Fred and Cecil McBay of near Fulton. W. L. Cornelius and sons, Roy and Raymond were shopping in Hope Saturday. Aubra Janeway was visiting in Hope Saturday. Miss Lillie Maud is spending a few days with her .nieces; Misses Opal and Jewell McBay near Fulton, Miss Myrtle Khotts was in Bodcaw Monday on Business, Mrs. Cora McBay went along. They had a nice trip. Mrs. Alice Finley was called to Hope Saturday on business. . Everybody has been enjoying this 'infc weather. We will be gardening pretty soon if it doesn't set in raining again. Mrs. Knotts has been very sick for .he past few days. Mrs. Pearl Conelius called to see Mrs. Knotts and daughter, Sunday evening. Luther Cornelius and family of jurnsey were the Sunday guest of W. ~,. Cornelius hnd family. J. M. Cornelius of Guernsey was isiting his son and family W. L. Cornelius. Ben McBay of Battlefield was vis- ting liis parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. McBay Tuesday. Jess Cornelius of Guernsey was vis- CITY OF HOPE (Democratic Primary Feb. 23) For City Clerk FRED WEBB For City Attorney PAT CASEY For Alderman Ward One L. C. (LEX) HELMS BENNIE BENTON ROY ANDERSON E. G. COOP Ward Two ROY STEPHENSON L. A. KEITH Ward Four CLYDE A. 'MONTS , IRA HALLIBURTON A. M. IWKAMEY iting in Sheppard Saturday. Mr. Henry Gilbert of Fulton was visiting his aunt, Mrs. Alice Fnley on day last week. Boughton Boughton girls and boys ball team went to Rosston Friday night and lost both games. Mr. and Mrs. Willie Norman and little daughters, Betty Joe and Billie Joe are vilstors of their sister and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Caddo Mosley of Reader. Mrs. Lois Hill and .little daughter, Willie Marguerict and Bobby Gene are the visitors of their aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Andy Allen of Artisian. • Mr. and Mrs. Kelsire Stewart of Laneburg spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Ike Grifford. Misses Enice Mars and Clara Mae and Pauline Smith of Antwine are the visitors of friends and relatives at this place. Miss Ruth Bouio called on Misses Katie and Catherine Good Saturday afternoon. Misses Vocymae Grifford and Cecil Cummings spent the week end at Laneburg with friends. Misses Katie and Catherine Good spent Sunday V/ith Miss Dorothy Payne. Budget Annual School Election, Tuesday, March 1, 1932. The following is an estimate of the expenses of the public schools of Hempstead County for the school year 1932-'33, as submitted by the school 'directors in compliance with Section 97H of the school law of Arkansas: , Name of District Common Districts 18 Clan | 85 201 Oak Grove | 215 29| Nolan | 125 33|Summon's Island 300 371 Liberty Hill 300 441 Stephenson 1000 491 Holly Grove 150 501 Evening Shade 75 51| Walnut Grove 25 55! Shiloah 80 56| Oakland 7881 57| Harmony | 61| Oak Grove | 62| Academy | 671 Centerville 150*| 70| Chestnut Hill 125| 711 Walker | 771 Nazarene 1501 781 Wesley Grove 75 81| Temple 70 821 Bradley ' 100 Rural Special- District | 4| Rocky Mound | 1000 71 DeAnn I 750 14! Providence j 700 171 Piney Grove | 4501 18| Red Land | 75 20| Guernsey I 5000 221 Iron Springs | 430 I Special District) 1! Blevins | 3188 2| Columbus | 31 Fulton | 51 Hope 6| Nashville 81 Ozan ' | 500 9| Patmos | 5000 101 Spring Hill ! 6300 111 Saratoga 115,548 121 Washington | 5200 40 20 15 25 40 45 30) I 15 20 25 50 20 20| 251 251 161 760 450| 380| 450| 840| 850| 4501 450| 600| 200| 1700| 610| 360| 1500 400 450 550| 400| 100| 165| 275! "1 il 65 60 60 25 i 120| 45 1500| 10001 1700| 2200! 7001 10 20| 20| 301 30| 50| 30| 25| 301 20 50 20| 25 75 25 20 25 25| 151 251 50| 60| 45| 60| 401 501 25| 75| 15 20 15) 401 501 251 45| 25| 15! 251 5| 101 251 25! 50| 40| 4511000 601 60001300011000! 1300 500| 151 | 3200| 901 2500| 300| 300 j 120001 600| 200| 5000| 245| 50| 380 4850 340| 50| 121,50011500130,00013000! 200|2500 I 585011400| 15,000115001 5QOI4000I2250 3000 60 60 75 2240! 75 6000| 75 6000! 3001 50 50! 7511800 443|10,410| 696| 10011870 160| 65001 330| 155|1560| 35 I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct statement of the estimated budgets for 1932-'33, submitted to je by the school directors of Hempstead County. Date Feb. 5,1932. Signed: E. E. AUSTIN. County Superintendent, 'eb. 6, 13, 20

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