Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 10, 1937 · Page 1
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N, Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor • Alex. H» Washburn ••MBBfci *^HHfcw."^^^fc^^^^ ^^^^^"^^^^ ^^^^'^^^ Bodcaw School Faculty for Term Is Announced The Bodcaw school faculty for the new term was announced Friday as follows: High school: Floyd Regan o£ McNeill, Mrs. R. L. Martin of Bodcaw, Miss Dorothy Biggs of Monticcllo, J. P. Crisp of Magnolia. Grade school: Hilman May of Bodcaw, Miss Hazel Putman of Hope Route Two, Mrs. Floyd Regan, Miss Ardis Caudle of Zodcaw, Mrs. Horace Fuller of Bodcaw, and Miss Lnvcllc Busscy of Magnolia. The LaFolIette Dynasty Part-Payers of Rent 37-Billion Debt—and Growing E ARLIER this week you probably finished the six-article debate for and against the New Deal which appeared in The Star. '%, In the course of that debate a New Deal spokesman, Senator Robert M. LaFolIette, Jr., declared: "The present economic crisis raises fundamental issues which ... will bring a clean-cut distinction ... between those who think it is the function of government to hold the gains of the few and those who think it is the function of government to advance the welfare of the many . . . (and to that end he believes there should be) a free use of the tax mechanism to drain off unexpendable income and force it out at the bottom." XXX Such a "draining off at the top" and "forcing out at the bottom" process was illustrated this week when President Roosevelt set in motion the machinery of the Wagner Housing or Slum Clearance Act, passed by the recently- adjourned congress. The American Builder, organ of the construction trade, writes bitterly against the Wagner Act, in an editorial which might be a rebuttal to Senator LaFolIette as well. Says the American Builder: "Tho Wagner Housing Act passed ® at the recent session of Congress assumes that many persons live in city slums because they are unable to pay enough rent to have good homes. Therefore, it provides for the use by government of the taxpayers' money in paying a large part of the cost of providing such persons better homes. "Slum tenements are to be torn down and new buildings erected. Apartments in those new buildings arc to be rented below cost. The difference between the rentals paid and the total cost of providing arc buildings will be borne by the taxpayers; nnd the cost borne by the taxpayers may be us much as or more than the rentals paid by the tenants. "The widespread experiment contemplated in providing some of the people with homos largely or mainly at the expense of the rest of the people raises some important questions. "Why arc there in this country of great natural resources people who are assumed to be unable to provide themselves with decent homes? Is it because their incomes arc so small, or because it costs so much to build and maintain housing—or both? . . . "Another natural question is— Why is it assumed in Washington, D. C., that a minority of persons should permanently have help in paying their rent, while the great majority should pay their own rent and help the minority pay theirs? If the majority should permanently help pay the rent of the minority, why should not the majority also permanently help buy clothing and groceries for the minority? "What have the provident majority o£ tlie people done, besides being provident, for whcih they should be punished by being required to help provide perhaps better housing for the minority than many of the provident majority themselves have?" f XXX As between the generalities of two conflicting vredoes—LaFollette's and that of the American Builder— a civilized people will always lean toward LaFolIette. The objection the American Builder raises—that under the Wagner Slum Clearance Act some of the people will be paying part of the house- rent of others—is not valid. People sometimes bring children into the world and leave them, cither by death or desertion, to be reared as public charges. Furthermore, the keystone of the social philosophy behind income tax legislation is that while people may be born free they are certainly not born equal . . . duo to the hazardous gamble of family fortune and personal talent. A civilized people, as I said, lean toward LaFolIette, second generation of a dynasty of Wisconsin statesmen who have made liberalism a successful politico-financial venture. But a credo is no better than its fiscal balance sheet. And when the sheet is very bud, then Senator La- Follclle is very wrong and the American Builder is very right. A people can not live on generalities. If debt continues to grow through the years, and taxes continue to increase, the average citizen finally declares that the poor can starve and the homeless go without a roof . . . for it has become a question of self- preservation. Government at that i moment collapses. All governments come to that end, and ours will arrive there: eventually . . . but we want to put it off as long as possible. At the present moment the philosophy of .Senator LaFolIette is clouded, and the objection of. the American Builder is sustained, by virtue of a federal debt that has reached 37 billion dollars and is still climbing. . . . Taxes to pay off that debt haven't started. Star WEATHER. Arkansas — Partly cloudy, local thundershowers in east portion, cooler Friday night; Saturday fair. VOLUME 38—NUMBER 285 HOPE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1937 PRICE 5c COPY HIGHWAY WORKER HIT ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft Opening Kick-Off Set for 8p.m. Friday Pigskin Campaign Begins With Hope Opposing Horatio Bobcats Are Ready to Go —Team Reported in Fair Shape BELL WILL REFEREE Hope Squad, With Big Weight Advantage, Rule as Favorites Dedication Held at Wheeler Dam School Lines Are Fixed for Grades Missouri Pacific and Main Street Are to Be Dividing Lines Attention was called Friday by Miss' Beryl Henry, superintendent of schools, to the division of the city for the enrollment of the two primary schools. The division line south of the Mis-' souri Pacific railroad tracks is Main street. All residents on both sides of Main street and east of Main street who have children in .the first four grades will use OBrookwood. school for enrolling their children. Those residents who live west of Main street, beginning with Elm street, will enroll their children at Paisley school. Patrons living north of the Missouri Pacific raihoad tracks will use Hazel street as a dividing line. Those who live on both sides of Hazel street and east of Hazel street will enroll their children at Brookwood school', while those living west of Hazel srtct will enroll their children at Paisley school. All children who will become six years of age on or before October 29 (a correction is made of the date formerly announced) will please enroll the first two weks of school. The necessity of this is important because it gives the child a fair start with the other children. All children, according to state law, will have to be vaccinated for smallpox before enrolling. Seventy per cent of free textbooks are being offered to the first eight grades. This, however, does not include Primer Scat Work Boks, and Language and Number tablets. These may be purchased at an early date at the regular book store. All parents who wish to buy their children's books, may secure them from the county examiner. If there are parents in the district who have not donated last year's text books, the school will greatly appreciate securing them to finish out the total number of books needed. The new books have arrived but the entire number of children, based on last September's enrollment, are in danger of not being supplied with the entire number of required text books unless the books used last year, or previous years, can be secured by donation. 1 The elementary school pupils will meet in their respective schools on next Thursday, September 16 for enrollment and securing books. The teachers will be on duty all of next week, beginning Monday, Sept. 13. Enrollment for High School pupils is as follows: Beginning at 9 a. m. Monday, September 13—9th and 1011 grades. Tuesday, September 14—llth and 12lh grades. Wednesday, September 15—8th grade. Thursday, September 16—7th grade. Parents are urged to se that their children are enrolled before the opening morning of September 20. High School students who do not enroll next week at the proper time cannot be classified until lute in the week of September 2(1, thereby losing much of the eliiss work which is important. Co-operation from all .sources is greatly needed in attending to this at I Improper time. Hope and Horatio High School football teams awaited only the kickoff at 8 p. m. Friday to start the pigskin panorama that officially opens the season for both schools. From the Bobcat camp came the report that the team is in "fair physical shape and anxiously awaiting the start of the game." Tbc Horatio Lions had not arrived in town as this was being written at 1:15 p. m. (heat wave time). The Bobcats, it was generally felt among their followers, ruled as a favorite. According to figures released by coaches of both schools, the Hope squad will have a weight advantage of 18 pounds to the man. "Little Fellow" Can't Escape Nation's Fast-Growing Tax Bill, John Flynn Warns 100% Levy on Rich Would Yield Only a Third of Needs Noted Economist Begins Series of Three Articles on Taxes "NOT ENOUGH RICH" 37-Million-Dollar Structure in Alabama Completed Friday WHEELER DAM, Ala.—(/I 1 )—With the president participating from his Hyde Park IN. Y.) homo, the 37- niillion-dollar Wheeler clam, third huge power, navigation and flood control project of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), was dedicated Friday "for ihe use and benefit of generations yet t cine." The camel, though related to deer and cattle, has no horns, no second and fifth toi-.s, ,-incl three, stomachs instead of four. Figures show the Bobcats will average 172 pounds as compared to 154 for the visitors. The Hope line will average 17(i pounds to 159. Tho Hope backfield, 164 pounds to 144. Gates Open at 7:15 P. M. Entrance gates will open at 7:15 p. m., giving fans 45 minutes before the start of the game. A faculty member will be near the gate to sell season student tickets that can be purchased for 50 cents. Single admission for students will be 25 cents. Adults may purchase tickets at three downtown business establishments, Hope Confectionery, Jacks Newsstand or Webb's Newsstand. Season tickets are priced at $3. Single admission will be 50 cents. The officially weather forecast issued by the Associated Press from Jittle Rock at noon said: Partly cloudy Friday night, thundershowers in the eastern portion of the state and cooler. The weather man did not mention rain for this section. Bell to Referee Alvin E. Bell, Southwest Conference football official and rules interpreter, will referee the game. It will be his first of the 1937 season. Bell is en route to Louisiana where Saturday ho will inlerprete new football rules for coaches of that statc^ Coach B'oy Hammons pursuadcd him to remain here Friday night and rcf- erco the game. Other officials will bo Curl Dalyrumple, former Henderson State Teachers star, umpire; Burl Thompson, former University of Arkansas player, heacllincsman; Ear O'Neal, one-time Hendrix star, timekeeper. The Auxiliary of Hope Boys band will have charge of concessions at the new $20,000 stadium this season. The chairman of the concessions committee ask The Star to announce that all bottled drinks would sell at 10 cents. Cigars, candy, peanuts and pop-corn wil sell at the regular price of 5 cents. Field To Be In Shape A crew of workmen was busy Friday afternoon putting box seats ii place and getting the field ready foi game time. Ushers will be on hanc Friday night to show persons holding box-seat tickets their places. Numbers will be placed on the scats after Friday night's game. The probable starting lineup of the Hope team as announced by Coach Foy Hammons appears in an opposite column of this page. Together with the probable starting lineup of the visiting team, the Horatio Lions. Tho kickoff is at 8 o'clock. Gijon Threatened by Spanish Rebels Insurgents Smash Resistance in High Europa Mountains HENDAYE, Franco-Spanish Border — i/l 3 ) — Insurgents reported Friday they had smashed government resistance in the high Europa mountain section, the bulwark of Gijon's defenses, after a 15-hour battle. TliL> defense lint' broke and fled in tin; fighting ivlon.g the mountain trails. Taking All They Had Would Cover Only 4 of 12y a -Billion Tax By JOHN T. FLYNN (Copyright, 1937, NBA Service, Inc.) NEW YORK—Channing Pollock, the well - known playwrite, recently wrote a brilliant essay which he entitled: "America Doesn't Give a Damn." The point he made was that America seems to be interested solely n the sensations and dividends of the present moment and that it doesn't -arc a hoot about the future which it efuses to think about. Despite numerous warnings it drifted easily into the World war. Ignoring countless storm signals, it .neerecl at all advice and went gaily through the speculative madness of he nineteen twenties into the disaster of the Great Depression. And now, disregarding signs and portents as plain as a range of moun- .ains, it goes merrily forward with the strange comedy of "Recovery" upon luminous sea of government credit. Ahead arc burdens—immense burdens—taxes and more taxes and ever more taxes. We rejoice in the present pleasures of recovery now and refuse Lo think that presently we shall groan under the load of the bills which we pile up. Politicians Shun Problem One of the gravest indictments of the congress which has just adjourned is its refusal even to think about our The Payoff Dollars have been the munitions with which America waged war on the depression. Higher and higher the public debt, federal, state and local , has mounted. Closer and closer comes the day of reckoning ... the _day when America must face the necessity for paying the bill for recovery . . . the day when America must face its tax problem. John T. Flynn, noted author- economist for NEA Service, has mitshelled the whole situation with regard to governmental bills in a timely series of three articles that set forth ALL ABOUT TAXES. The accompanying article is the first of the series. terrible tax mess. This responsibility belongs to no special party—both great parties ran away from the subject. A politician is more frightened by taxation than by any other form of menace. It's the last thing he will touch. He will run the state into debt and bankruptcy. He will lay sore burdens on the backs of the people in the form oE tariffs and hidden imposts before ho will come out boldly and put an obvious percentage of the taxation upon anybody's shoulders—except of course (Continued on Page Five) Probable Starting Lineups HOPE Ramsey (180) -~ L. E. Quimby (185) 1- T. Kuith (170) ..-. - I>. U. Carson (165) C. . Still (1(50) K. G. Stone (205) .. R. T. Reese (165) - R. E. Bright (155) Q. B. W. Parsons (170) R. H. Aslin (160) L. H. Easou (180) . F. B. HORATIO Surgeant (160) Glasgow (165) . Williams (152) ... . Peck (157) . Griffin (155) Poole (178) Merchant (147) Wilwee (138) Burns (146) Jones (140) Crenshaw (153) Team average, Hope, 172; Horatio, 154 Line Average, Hope, 176; Horatio, 159. Rackfield average, Hope 166, Horatio, 144 Officials—Alvin Bell, referee (Vanderbilt) ; Carl Dalyrmple, umpire (Henderson State Teachers) ; Burl Thompson, headlineman (U. of A.) ; Earl O'Neal, time keeper (Hendrix). "We refuse to think that presently we sha 11 groan under the load of tax bills we pile up." Fresh Jap Attack Poured on Chinese But the Defenders Still Hold Shanghai Lines of August 13 SHANGHAI, China — (/P) — Japan's streamlined war machine struck at the stubborn Chinese defenders on all fronts Friday, placing Americans and other foreigners in serious danger from the spreading hostilities. The new assault found China's armies holding virtually the same positions as when the Shanghai warfare started August 13. United States marines .guarding the northern boundary of the international settlement were endangered when a Japanese shell fragment ploughed into the heart of their barracks. Shrapnel sprayed the international .settlement causing a number of civilian casualties. High explosives rained down on the Whangpoo, Shanghai's outlet to the Yangtze. One projectile narrowly missed a British destroyer. Another whizzed over the French flagship. Japan carried the warfare to South China ports with a bombardment of Swatow. Americans there took refuge on a U. S. gunboat. The first of 1,200 American war refugees left Hangkow for Santon with a prayer that their train wouldn't be bombed. 600 Hunt Lost Child in Ozark Mountains OAK GROVE, Ark.— (/P)— Fear of foul play spurred 600 men Friday in a search for Florence Jackson, 4, who wandered into the dense woodlands of the Ozark hills Monday. A belief that the child was seized against her vail was expressed. Archer Auto Co. Open for Business Studebake r-W i 11 y s Agency Moves Into New Gulf Station To Protect Citizens WASHINGTON-^')—As long as American citizens are in danger in China, American naval and military forces will be there to protect them. Secretary Hull said Thursday. With this one statement he sent reassurances to Americans in Shanghai, who have been uttering distressed protests at this .government's policy, and ho refused the demand of peace organizations that American armed forces be withdrawn at once. When disturbed conditions arise in. a country where citizens of another nation arc living, the secretary told reporters, 1he question of the second nation's responsibility for its nationals there presents itself at once. When conditions became turbulent in certain areas of China, he continued, the United States government had a fail- conception of what its responsibility was in protecting its nationals from unorganized mobs and other sources of danger. Sidesteps Explanation He added that this country's responsibility for protecting its citizens in China was very clear and that that responsibility extended over the full period in which they might be endangered. How this attitude might be squared with warnings to citizens in China that they remain there at their own risk was raised at once. For answer Hull confined himself to asserting that all governmental authorities involved in the problem were acting in complete unanimity and (Continued on Page Five) The Archer Motor company is now open for business in its new location, the $6,000 Gulf service station on East Third street near Hempstead County Lumber company. All of the equipment has been mdved from the fromcr location Third and Walnut streets. Announcement of the formal opening will be made within the next few days, E. L. Archer, manager, said triday. Co-ed Beats Off Attempted Attack Police Searching for Assailant of Stanford University Girl PALO ALTO, Calif.-W—A 17-year- old Stanford university co-ed told police Friday that a heavy-set young man kidnaped her at pistol-point and slashed her with a pair of scissors in an attempt to assault her. Police withheld the name of the girl, attractive daughter of a prominent family. Police said the girl hadn't been criminally attacked. 9 Powers Outline War on Pirates Russia Looks to Joint Ac tion Before Moving Against Italy GENEVA, Switzerland—(/P)—France and Great Britain called upon seven other powers Friday to adopt by com mon accord a sweeping plan to an nihUate pirate submarines in the Med iterranean high seas. Yvon Delbos, opening the momen tous conference, told the delegate seeking moans of Mediterranean se curity that "it is impossible to per mit the present situation of insecurity to continue without the gravest o perils." He said he regretted that Italy a Germany considered it necessary boycott the conference. He spoke with the full authority o the French and British governments demanding rapid action to end piracy Soviet Russia's foreign commissai Maxim Litvinoff, warned the nine nation conference that his countrj "must and will take its own meas ures" against submarine pirates." This was interpreted as a threat o reprisal against Italy. Litvinoff said Russia is ready to tak part in collective measures agains pirates, and that she is confident th measures will be effective and im mediate. Henry 1'ord, William Randolph Hearst and David Lloyd-George are all the same age, 74. Food Contest Winners Mrs. Hump Huett Patmos, Arkansas Mrs. Anna Judson Mrs. Edison Petre Hope, Route 3 Mrs. J. F. Gordon Mrs. Frank Ward. Please call at Page's Meat Market for your free Saenger pass. Turn to page five for this week's conteM. Glenn Durham on State Civil Lis )oug Chism Badly Hurt; J.D.Hampton, of MTaskill, Held Highway Dept. Trucli; Driver Struck While Standing Still ( DRUNK >r ls" CHARGE Hampton Held for Drunken Driving After Blevins Road Crash Doug Chism, 25, of Helton, northern Hempstead county, was in a critical condition at Julia Chester hospital Friday with injuries sustained in a truck accident at 3 p. m. Thursday MI the Hope-Blevins highway, eight miles north of the city. Chism, sufering from a fractured skull, broken leg and abraisons about the body, is given only a slight chance for recovery. A physician said his con* dition was grave, due to an extensive brain injury caused by the skull fracture. Chism was unconscious at 11 a.ra, Hampton Arrested J. D. Hampton, 40, of McCaskill, is held on charges of drunkenness, driving a motor vehicle while drunk and reckless driving. The charges-were filed by Deputy Prosecuting Attorney W. S. Atkins of Hope on information furnished him by Jack Atkins/"member of the state police force of Texarkana and Officers John W. Bidgdili and Claude^ Stuart., ' ' N .. ; , Hampton was arrested and placed in the city jail after the accident He later was released on bond. Officers said that Chism, truck driv> er for the Arkansas Highway Depart* ment, had stopped along the road while en route to Hope from Blevins and was struck by a light pick-up truck driven by Hampton, who was en route from Hope to Blevins. Hampton stopped after the accident and brought Chism to the edge of the city limits where the injured man was transferred to an ambulance and taken to the hospital. Hampton's Statement Hampton's account of the accident was that Chism stepped from behind the parked truck into the path of his machine. Officers said that Geneva Gregory of Blevins and a man whose name they did not learn were riding with Hampton at the time of the accident. A hearing for Hampton is expected to be held Monday before Municipal Judge W. K. Lemley of Hope. t 3 Seized in Gang Raid in Louisiana One Is Believed Member of Gank That Killed a Policeman Hope Man Eligible for pointment to Sanitary Director's Job LITTLE ROck.—f/P)—Glenn J. Durham of Hope is among the eligible list for appointment as sanitary director, Dr. K. O. Warner, state civil service personnel director, has announced. The job pays $1,201) annually and traveling expenses. The eligible list for appointments follow: Richard J. Lyon, Jonesboro; Paul R. McBride, Fort Smith, Joe Hall, Harrisburg; Philip R. Phillips, Little Rock; W. R. Limbaugh, Arkadelphia; H. T. Green, Little Rock; Thomas H. Averitt, Texarkana; B. S. Harrison, Sulphur Springs; William Moose Dean, Morrilton; Carl M. White, Prescott; W. C. Bengel, Forrest City; William A. Coker, Pocahontas; Julius Temple Bogart, Marianna, and Glenn Jones Durham, Hope. A Thought Love one human being purely and warmly, and you will love all. The heart in this heaven, like the sun in its course, sees nothing, from the dewdrop to the ocean, but a mirror which it brightens, anil warms and fills.—Richter. BATON ROUGE, La. -#P)— State Police Superintendent Louis Guerre said Friday that 15 of his men captured three persons, one a woman, in a dawn raid on a gangster hide-out near Natchez, Miss. Guerre said he felt sure one of the men is a member of the gang of six who Tuesday killed a Gulfport patrolman. \ Another member of the gang, Goldie Hairston, Southwest outlaw, was found dead Thursday near Jena, La., from wounds believed received in Gulfport gun fray. • i •• • Hope Furniture Co. Window Is First Billy Bob Herndon's Football Window Takes Star'sjS Prize Hope Furniture company's "football window" honoring Bobcat week was adjudged the best of 10 competing Hope stores by a jury of five neutral judges Thursday night. The winning window, arranged by Billy Bob Herndon, is awarded the §5 cash prize offered by Hope Star. The Hope Furniture company window scored 42 out of a possible 50 points. Second was Geo. W. Robison & Co. with 38; third place went to Ladies Specialty Shop with 33; and fourth to Briant's drugstore with 31. Cotton NEW ORLEANS—(/P)—October cotton opened Friday at 9.10 and closed at 9.02. Spot cotton closed steady 12 points lower, middling 9.12.

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