Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 15, 1937 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 15, 1937
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Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H. Washburn Around the Town T HE boys may hear some funny stories when the City of Hope gets going with its auto safety-testing station, but for prize alibis I give you this one: Chief of Police John Ridgdill stopped a negro woman who drove through a traffic-signal red light. "Didn't you see the light was red?" asked the chief. "Yass-suh," said the negro woman, "I seen it was red." Then, after a moment, the quick-thinking prisoner explained: "You see, chief, the white folks was all going through on the green light, so Ise naturally allowed the red was for us colored folks." This is supposed to be a funny story—and I would be heartless, of course, if I asked the chief what he did about it. So I won't. xxx «> : By the way, speaking of city affairs, somebody ought to look into the matter of levelling off that hump in the pavement on Third street between Walnut and Main. Every time n heavy transport on No. 67 hits thnt bump the impact can be felt, for a city block. It didn't used to be there. Freight traffic lias damaged the asphalt surface and is digging a hole in the roadway base. Maintenance is always a troublesome matter—but at least we have evidence thnt Hope is situated on the mightiest thoroughfare in America, where traffic holds up better during the winter months than on the icebound transcontinental roads farther north. XXX Bright sayings of children—are usually very human. Here's one: Dr. L. M. Lile's small son, coming homo from Sunday school where he had listened to a lesson on peace and neigliborliness, found his dog and cat fighting. He separated them, and picking up each in turn gave them a fatherly lecture on the Tightness of peace and the wrongness of fighting. Later in the day he was coming across the street with some odds and ends of iron-work given him by the boys at the Chevrolet shop, when his dog got under his feet and tripped him, spilling both the boy and the load of scrap-iron. Young Lile got up angrily, shook his fist at his dog, and said: "Dern you, I ought to have let that cat kill you!" Chang je in Rules Favors 3rd Term •<? Abrogation of Two-Thirds Rule Breaks South's Political Hold, By PRESTON GROVER WASHINGTON.—If President Roosevelt lias a desire to run for a third term, he will be hard to stop in the Democratic convention. Before the last political convention, circumstances would have been different. Then the southern states, together with a few from other sections, might have raised the necessary votes to stop him. They needed only on» vote more than one-third. But in the last convention the 100- year-old two-thirds rule was ended. In 1940 a simple majority of the delegates at the Democratic convention will bo sufficient to nominate a candidate for President. Not Strong Enough That is a worrisome prospect for those southern congressmen who went home upset at the trend the New Deal has taken. Any "stop Roosevelt" movement will have to be strong. The cotton and tobiicco members aren't strong enough. They would need support of substantial northern and mid-western states. Voting in the last congress indicated some northern and southern members —with substantial exceptions—had developed a distaste for the recent course of the New De;il. They may or may not reflect the sentiment of their voters. They hope to find that out this summer. If they bad suspected there would be any third-term fever in the air so soon, they might have put up stiffer opposition at the Philadelphia convention ngnin.st abrogation of the two- thirds rule. But they didn't. Radio Rendezvous Dialers note: Reserve the evenings of September IB to 17. On the first • night, Semi lor Borah of Idaho speaks on the constiuttion. Knowing that he is to he followed a night later by the President of the United States, who also takes to the air with a constitution speech, be really is going into training. The President seemingly only got started at Roanoke Island with what he might wish to say about people who disagreed with him on the court and constitution issues. Undoubtedly his brightest young man, Tommy Corcoran, is busy limiting out facts and phrases for the speech. The President has cleared himself of congressional business so be can devote himself almost wholly to building that speech. Who could have thought that 150 years after the constitution came into being it woukl .still be page one news? Name another story that has lasted so long. Incidentally, Borah made a bad guess on adjournment. He accepted the invitation weeks ago to speak September 16 on the constitution. He thought then that congress would be fighting about (he court until September 10. As a result he is having to swelter three weeks in Washington waiting for the date. Congress pulled out from under him August 21. And worse luck, the wing of the senate office building, where his suite is located, is not air- conditioned. At times he could poach an eg" on his desk. Undoubtedly he never has. Silica salt, lime and soda ash are the basic materials from which marbles are made. Cadmium ami selenium are user! for rei< coloring, cobalt for blue, and lit ha nc I'm 1 black. U. S. Considers Banning of Cotton in Far East WASHINGTON -<#)— Secretary Popcr said Wednesday that the Department of Commerce is conducting a study to determine whether cotton should be classed as an implement of war and banned from export trade in the Far East. He said cotton was used extensively for war purposes. Japan to Refuse Any Arbitration of Chinese War China Says Jap Guns May May EVentualy Threaten Rest of World WARN BOTH SIDES White Naval Commanders Demand Protection of Non-Combatants GENEVA, Switzerland.—(/P)—Japan will refuse, and ignore, even friendly mediation by .the League of Nations in the Sino-Japanese conflict, Eiji Amau, Japanese minister to Switzerland, disclosed Wednesday. Amau's statement followed the warning of Dr. Wellington Koo, Chinese delegate to the league, to the United States and Europe that Japanese guns may menace them some day if they do not support China now. Notice Given Combatants SHANGHAI, China. — (XP) - Naval commanders of the dated States and four other western powers demanded Wednesday that Chinese and Japanese anti-aircraft gunners take immediate steps to spare the lives of "innocent non-combatants." The urgent request of American Admiral Harry E. Yarnell and other neutral commanders went forward while the Chinese, facing wave after wave of Japanese attackers, stood fast on a new inland front stretching 20 miles from Chapei to Liuho, northwest of Shanghai. Asserts Dictator Forced Wedding American He Was Compelled to Wed Peruvian Senorita . WASHINGTON.-(/P)—Charges that a former Peruvian dictator forced him to marry a South American senorita— or else be "accidentaly" shot—have been aired in a nannulment petition by Lewis M. Clarkson, former American commercial representative in Lima, Peru. He said the dictator-president was Augusto B. Leguia, who fled the country during a revolution in 1030, was captured and died in 1932, and that Leguia compeled him to marry Mercedes de la Quintana Viuda de Ludewig 11 years ago. The woman, he said, was "known to be involved in Peruvian political intrigues and to be supported by various government officials, including the then president of the republic." In 1925, Clarkson declared, a representative of President Leguia called him to the executive mansion, informed him that the woman was going to have a child, and threatened him with "accidental" death unless he married her. Clarkson said he had never been intimate with the woman and that she bore a child two months after they were married in the presence of four Secret Service men. He escaped from Peru, he said, in November, 1926, when he persuaded the dictator-president to let him leave the country on the pretext of going to enlist the aid of the United States in a Peruvian-Bolivian boundary dispute. Reunion Held at Home Mrs. Charles McCorkle This week the children of the late Mr. and Mrs. H. N. Timmons of near Columbus are together for the first time in 28 years. The place of meeting is at the home of Mrs. Chas. McCorkle, who lives near Cross Roads on the Columbus highway. Her guests are Mrs. W. J, Dempsey, of Rogers; Grace Finigin, of Mineral Springs; Martin Timmons, of Fulton, and Henry Timmons, of Diminit, Tex. A Thought Hope Star VOLUME 38—NUMBER 289 WEATHER. Arkansas—Partly cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday; cooler Thursday. HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15,1937 PRICE 6c COPY LR. Conference of Methodism Will Convene in Hope 84th Annual Session to Meet at Local Church Wednesday, Nov. 10 HOST ONLY" 3 TIMES Annual Sessions Held in Hope in Years 1882, 1901 and 1919 Trust him little who praises all, him less who censures all, and him least who is indifferent about nil.—Lnvnlc-r. The 84th annual sessipn of the Little Rock Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, will convene in First Methodist church, Wednesday, November 10 at 7:30 p. m. Bishop John M. Moore, of Dallas, Texas, whose episcopal area includes the conferences in Arkansas and Missouri, will preside. The conference will continue through Sunday, November 14, when the appointments of .he preachers for the coming year will C read by Bishop Moore. Here Tlu-ee Times Hope Methodism has been host to the jittle Rock Conference on three other occasions. The annual sessions were held here in 1919, 1901 and 1882. Ap- aroximately 250 delegates, including the ministers, will be present. Their entertainment will be provided for by nembers and friends. The work of the conference session consists of reports by the seven presiding ciders and the preachers on the work for the past year. The various boards and committees will submit reports. One of the most important things to be considered will be the election of delegates to the General Conference of the Church to be held in Birmingham, Ala., next May. At that conference the Methodist Episcopal Church, South will vote on the plan- of uniting tha three. American MethbdismS. The Methodist Episcopal and Methodist Protestant Churches have already voted in favor of the plan. Vote on Unification The conference will also vote its attitude toward the unification. JTour conferences of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, have already voted affirmatively for the proposed plan. The conference preacher will be Dr. H. C. Morrison, president of Asbury College, Wilmore, Ky. Dr. Morrison has long been an outstanding preacher and educator in Southern Methodist ranks. He will preach twice daily on Thursday, Friday and Saturday during the sessions. The conference session will be open to the general public. The Primary and Adult Departmental rooms will be opened into the auditorium to provide more seating capacity. t ••-•-••• At the battle of Arbela, Alexander the Great was only 25 years old. SI 9.000 Ginnings Only a Third of Same Day Last Year There were 1,018 bales of cotton, counting round as half bales, ginned in Hempstead county from the crop of 1937 prior to September 1, as compared with 3,258 ginned to September 1, 1936, W. H. Etter, federal gin reporter, announced Wednesday. 200 Warships on 'PirateSub'Hunt Spanish Rebels Return to Attack of Madrid— But 'No Gain' PARIS. France— (A 3 )— France and Great Britain have mobilized nearly 200 warships in the Mediterranean on their hunt for marine maruders, • it was learned Wednesday. Rebels Hit Mod rid MADRID, Spain—<#>)—The thunder of a fresh insurgent attempt to smash Patrol to Begin LONDON, Eng.—OT—Britain and France refused Wednesday to delay their patrol of the Mediterranean against submarine piracy because of Italian objections to the Nyon accord, and announced the nine-power agreement would go into effect immediately. into Madrid, this time through the southwestern suburbs, rolled over this war-borned metropolis Wednesday. The defense commanders comment- eel, "No substantial gains." Parsons Believes His Wife Is Dead Prominent Mate of Long Island Farmer Missing for 14 Weeks NEW YORK— (/P)— William Parsons, Stonybrook (L. I.) pigeon farmer, who socially-prominent wife, Alice McDonell Parsons, disappeared mysteriously 14 weeks ago, said Wednesday he believes she is dead, but he doubts the authenticity of letters received by federal agents reporting her death from pneumonia! "The letters may be the work of a crank," he said. I Germany Gave Chiang an Army; Now May Betray It to Japan "3T> j '"'"{w-t*. f ",J ! }"72'-v'"r %1 '* T rr w! ^<L'^t/l^!?y:^ John L. Lewis Reports F. D. Is 'Very Pleasant' WASHINGTON-OT-John L. Lewis chairman of the Committee for Industrial Organization XCIO), said after a White House call Wednesday that he had "a very pleasant conference with the president." Beauty Winner-She Goes Home Nazi Aides Hold Key to Chinese National Defense Germany Leans in Spirit Toward Japs—But Chi' nese Have Money JCHINA TRADE GOOD Economic Advantage Is Weighed Against Nazi Treaty With Japan By NBA Service. SHANGHAI, China.—In a very real Sense, Adolf Hitler's government may be a deciding factor in the bitter Sino- Japanese conflict, not through actual intervention but by espionage and possible supply of munitions to one side or the other. Both Japan and China are playing desperately for German friendship. ' Most important is the fact that "Chiang KaKi-shek's Own Army"— the finest fighting unit hi the Orientis trained and directed by Germans. Ten years ago a mission of officers from the former German Imperial Army was employed by the generalissimo to build a model army of 300,000 men. Then in 1933, Gen. Hans von Seekt, founder of the famous Reichswehr, came to China 1 to make further improvements in the divisions of goose- *toirig Orientals. '•*•* - -•V-V-Like a Steel Whip He cut down the force to 250,000 men, making of them a highly mechanized, highly mobile and highly disciplined force. Like the Reichswehr before General von Blomberg insisted on padding it out to 450,000 men, Chiang's army is operated on the principle of a steel whip, striking swiftly and springing back ready for another attack. There are now nearly 100 German advisers to Chiang Kai-shek's men. Teutonic advice is evident wherever these forces take the field. They build zigzag trenches, machine-gun nests, and are able to deliver a killing attack and retreat with but few casualties. Safely in the Rear Where great armies of men. are massed, Chiang's troops are safely in the rear, their guns trained on the poorly trained and equipped provincial troops who might try to retreat. It is an open secret that the Germans have told Chiang he can defend the Yangtze valley successfully. The blockade of the river, preventing Japanese light cruisers and destroyers from taking Nanking, Kiukiang, and Hankow by naval attack, was the first step. None but the Chinese high command and their German advisers know what else is contemplated. The Japanese would give almost anything Bluml, blue-eyed Belle Cooper. 17-year-old "Miss America 1937 " slipped quietly home from Atlantic City lifter winning the beauty pageant because her parents, Mr. and Mrs. LvBruu Cooper of Hacketlstown N J., thought it was more important that she return to being u normal 'hcalty high school girl Hum to start on 11 round of public appearances IU so doing slip passed up n $|0(l-a-uwk vaudeville tour, » screen test, and other honors. (Continued on Page Six) Above, German-trained Chinese troops march the German goose- •tep. Below, Chinese officers play at a field game under the su- fer vision of the German officer in the background. • MIND Your MANNERS Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then checking against the authoritative answers below: 1. Is the introduction, "Mr. Moore, let me make you acquainted with Mr. Short," correct? 2. What should a person reply to one who says, "I am glad to have met you"? 3. In introducing a stranger to a group of friends, is it necessary to repeat his name at each introduction? 4. Is it correct for a girl to introduce a sister whose name is the same as her own as "Miss Young"? 5. May a man correctly introduce two men by saying, 'Mr. Jones, shake hands with Mr. Smith"? What would you do if— You are having lunch in a res_ taurant with several friends and someone stops at your table a moment for a word with you— (at lintroduce horn to each of your friends? (b) Make no introductions? (c) Say to your friends, "This is Mr. Gray"? Answers 1. No. Never use ''make you acquainted with." 2. "Thank you" or "Thank you. I hope that I shall see you again soon." 3. No. 4. No. She should say. "This is my sister" or "My sister, Anne." Best "What Would You Do" so- lution—(b). (Copyright 19,17. NEA Service, Inc.) Kills One Lawyer, Wounds Partner Former Judge Shot by Chicagoan Who Claims He Was ^Cheated" . CHICAGO—(/P)—A 56-year-ol'd man fatally shot former Municipal Court Judge Frederick Elliott, stabbed George A. Mason, Elliott's associate, and then surrendered to police Wednesday. Captain Patrick Collins said George L. Chickavarrich told him: "I just killed two men. I'm glad I did it. They cheated me out of my property and my wife." V4-V. Anti-Jew Rioters Storm Synagogue Polish Police Seize Half- Dozen Trouble-Makers in Warsaw WARSAW, Poland — (/P) — Rioters stormed the synagogue at Czeladz during a Yom Kippur service Wednesday in a violent outburst of Polish anti- Jew terrorism. Panic-stricken Jews were attacked and beaten as they tried to escape. Police arrested half a dozen persons. Suicide Reported in Lake Hamilton at Spa HOT SPRINGS, Ark.—(/P)—A man Deputy Sheriff Roy Ermey said had been identified as Michael Rogen- hoffer, Jr., of Memphis, leaped into Lake Hamilton Wednesday and drowned. His wife said he bad been in ill health. The Cheltenham flyer of the Great Western railroad of England is the fastest scheduled train in the world. It flushes along at 71.3 miles an hour for 1)5 minutes in a nonstop run of 77.3 miles between Swindon and Paddington. Annually, the British motor industry consumi'.s (550,000 tons of iron and steel, 3.74(1.DUO yards of cloth for upholstery. l.HO.UOO gallon? of paint and lacquer gallons of gasoline, and ;!(I,;U1,GUQ gallons of oil. Tlr -T •!-. 4_n-i.c*,wvc W. J Raney of the police department said Wednesday after a ballistics examination of a bullet and pistol sent him by Arkansas state police that the bullet was fired from the pistol. At Little Rock, State Police Lieutenant Earl Scroggihs said the bullet was taken from the body of Lonoke Marshal Robert Bennett, 57, slain last Saturday, and the gun was found, in the possession of Duncan Pigue, Nacogdoches (Texas) negro, at Texarkana. 1 •• • ^ Army Critics Face a Tough Existence British and American Generals Have Suffered for "Talking" By PRESTON GROVER WASHINGTON.-Advice to generals: Before you begin to debunk the army, be sure you have a thick hide. Latest of the army debunkers was British Brigadier General Frank P. Crozier. He wrote a book or two, and in them he said things about the conduct of warriors at war that made his military colleagues writhe and scream. General Crozicr's stories were not of bravery, but of panic and cowardice. He told of "shooting a British officer during the World war because the man began to run under fire and might have caused the troops to break in panic. > Wales rose from its coal mines and farms to bellow at him when lie said a Welsh regiment fought bravely during the war because it was less afraid of the enemy than of being shot by its own officers. 'Again, he said, it was iccessary to have British troops fire on Portuguese allies who broke under "•erman fire. Crozier's friends lifted their noses at lim as if he smelled bad. A few days ago he died, before the brigades of patriots really had a go at him. Three Stand Out In recent years the United States las had three outstanding army de- Bullet Traced to Negro's Revolver Memphis Ballistics Test Points to Negro Taken at Texarkana ~~ ' "~" -—- — ~u* »-«v, ru4*ui4»3 I.LC1OOCO JJJ MEMPHIS, Tenn. — (/P)—Detective the h 'gh school were elected recently, r. .T Rnr*(*\f r\f iVvr. ««!:,.,-. _s .. . Rni i \o*«<- T%1nnlri»n n *3 -...:ii _ 5% Pet. Dividend Is Announced Here for Next Tuesday Claimants Asked to Call for Deposits at Banking Off ice . , RECOVERY~IS 86«/ 2 % Rise of Land and Timber Values Helps Make New Payment Payment of an additional dividend of 5% per cent on the deposits of tha* closed Arkansas Bank & Trust Co., beginning probably next Tuesday was, announced Wednesday noon by W. S. Atkins, liquidating agent The new payment will bring total recovery for the depositors to 86% per cent. The 5Vz per cent dividend will amount to approximately $19,000, and claimants should collect their checks at the office of the, closed bonk, Mr. Atkins said. •• The rise in land and timber values in recent years has contributed much to 1he present dividend, Mr. Atkins pointed out. . "After the bank closed November 17, 1930, it had 8,000 acres of land and timber," he said. "We have been able to dispose of some of this at twice the figure it would have commanded* had the sales been made in the years immediately following the closing." Saratoga School Opens Fall Term School District Pmjehasesi ••""• Two- New Steel'Buses for Safety Opening exercises of the Saratoga high school were held Monday, Sep. tember 13. The faculty for the high school will consist of: M. H. Peebles, superintendent and teacher of mathematics; Sara Garlington, history and French; Guy F. Tate, science; Claudia Rosenbaum, "English. Mr. Peebles and Miss Rosenbaum both received their A. B. degrees from Harding college, Search. Mr. Tate is a graduate of Bethany college, Bethany, Okla., and has done some postgraduate work at Ouachita college, Arkadelphia. Miss Garlington is a graduate of Henderson State Teachers College, Arkadelphia. Faculty members of the grade school, which is located at Okay consist of: Cecil Shuffield, principal; June Harris, Mrs. Carol Nordean, Claudia Whitworth, Marie Black and Marie! Lott. Officers for the various classes of Rupert Blackwood will serve as president of the senior class. The vice-president will be Mary Lois Spates, while Lily Bell Robertson will serve as secretary-treasurer. The officers of the junior class will consist of: Geneva Robertson, president; Elizabeth Ellis, vice-president; Pauline Sutton, secretary; Alton Bell, treasurer, and Opal Dillard, reporter. Opal Spates, James McCorkle Jr., Hellen Dodson and Edward Bridgman, will serve respectively as president, vice-president, secretary - treasurer, and report of the sophomore class. The president of the freshman class will be Paul Ellis. Cora Mae McJunkins will serve as vice president; Dale Blackwood, secretary-treasurer; and Juanita Holland and Monte Kaufman as reported. Two new buses were purchased for this school year. These buses are International and have steel bodies, which assure safety for all who ride them. The seats are cushioned and run lengthwise. Each bus has a seating capacity of 74. (Continued O n Page Six) Blood on Auto Is Clue to Accident Government Worker Arrested for Hit-ancl-Run. Death at Wilson OSCEOLA, Ark.— (S>)~ Strands of hair and blood on an automobile led Wednesday to the arrest of a man Sheriff Hale Jackson booked as Earl A. Kelluin, 42, government fleet worker, in connection with the death of Ernest Ridings, 23, Kennelt (Mo.) farmer, who was fatally injured when a car struck him near Wilson last Saturday. Cotton NEW ORLEANS-•-<#)—October cotton opened Wednesday at 8.94 and closed at 8.99. Spot cotton closed steady 11 points hither, middling 8.99.

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