Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 17, 1937 · Page 1
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Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H, Washbum Hope Star THIS is an editorial that, at this season of the year, writes ,1 itself. This Friday night Hope is opening the high school conference year with a football game against the Benton Panthers*. A great many people will be in the new stadium —people of various habits and tastes. Let every fan handle himself with due regard for the proprieties of public conduct, so that all may enjoy the game for which this great structure was erected. One thing Hint frorri tame to time ® — troubles the management of football stadiums nil over the nation, is pub- lie drinking. Regardless what some people profess to think, you and I know that most of the drinking at football games is done by mature pel-sons. There is conclusive evidence from the universities that alumni give more trouble than the students ever do. . . . Furthermore, this is a plea to the older folks here in Hope to remember that when at the football game they are in plain view of hundreds of high school students, and to refrain from drinking while on the school premises. XXX . Speaking of school matters, classes begin next Monday and right then the parents and the city police ought to co-operate to prevent students from hitch-hiking down Main, street to the high school. In past years it has been the custom for students to catch rides to school, either riding on the running-board or overcrowding the car's interior. WEATHER. Arkansas — Mostly cloudy, probably showers in west portion Friday night and Saturday; somewhat warmer Saturday. This is a violation of state law. Parents should bring this to the youngsters' attention, and the police ought to start the year right by making a few technical arrests the first day. Japan Now Largest Investor in China Stake Exceeds That of Britain, Heaviest White Investor By MORGAN M. BEATTY A I* Feature Service Writer WASHINGTON.—In trying to understand what's happening in the Far East today, keep this fact in mind: Japan in five years probably has become the biggest single investor in China, including Manchuria. By "investor" I mean the citizens of Japan, and by "investments" the capital they now have in Chinese commerce, trade and industry. Foreign investments in China at present stand about like this: Japan . .>.._ ?1,500,009,000 Great Britain 1,250,000,900 United States : 250,000,000 France ..,....-..,'._."::'.'.,.,..:_ ' ZtJO.009,000 Germany, Russia, Belgium and the Scandanavian countries hold most of the rest of a total close to $3,500,000,000. These approximate figures represent a consensus of totals struck by various "experts." Peculiar Business Now, investments often have a good deal to elo with fights between nations. They have a particular and peculiar bearing on the- Sino-Japancse "war," because the investment of money in China is nothing if not peculiar. Peculiarity No. 1 is the way China was opened to foreign investors. China was minding her own business, such as it was, when gunboats "convinced" her she wanted to play ball with the rest of the world. Having forced China into the international bull game, the Japanese and the western nations found the China of a hundred years ago was not an ideal place for investors. Ground Rules The Chinese have their own rules of business conduct, for one thing. Business is a personal thing to a Chinese, and the clothes it with social ambiguities. Business is entirely above the compulsion of law, he believes, and it is rather low and stupid to keep accurate accounts. Thus, to the Chinese, corporate finance and its laws are a form of odious business practice. That's why, even today, the necessary capital to develop China on a par with western nations is lacking. That's why ancient China is still a nation rich in undeveloped natural resources. China, besides, has hud so much internal strife that, in the past, an in- Roosevelt Likely to Ask Black to Resign If Kluxer President Reported Waiting for Plat Denial From Justice PROBE IS WIDENING Demands Are Heard for investigation of Other "Kluxers" WASHINGTON-(XP)—Senator Wheeler, Montana Democrat, Friday joined the critics of Justice Hugo Black's alleged membership in the Ku Klux Klan, declaring President Roosevelt should appoint an impartial investigating board. (Continued on Page Six) MIND Your MANNERS Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then checking against the authoritative answers below: 1. Ls it good taste to continually flatter others? 2. Ls nn introduction correctly acknowledged by "Glad to know you"? 3. Does a well-bred person ask many favors? 4. Should one tell his personal troubles ID acquaintances? 5. IK it a yoixt policy to correct the mistakes of others? What wmilil you do if— Somi-oiie starts U'llin^ you some gossip about a person who is one of your good friends— (a I Say frankly you would rather not hear it? (hi Listen in silence? (c» Listen to the slory and then try to defend your friend? Answers May Mean Resignation WASHINGTON. — (/P) — Talk that President Roosevelt might ask Justice Hugo L. Black to resign from the Supreme Court was heard in the capital Thursday amid new and bitter criticisms of the Alabaman's alleged Ku Klux Klan membership. The Washington Evening Star said the impression was growing that the president would adopt such a course unless he receives a flat denial from Black that he had been a member of the hooded order. Hints at Others Discussion of possible presidential action in the case highlighted a number of developments, including a hint from Representative Fish (Rep., N.Y.,) that a "thorough investigation" might reveal a number of Southern Democratic congressional leaders in the ranks of the Klan. Fish's vealied attack was made in a statement in which he said responsibility for Black's.appointment "rests squarely with the president." "I am inclined to believe," the New Yorker said, "that if a thorough investigation was made a number of prominent Democratic leaders in Congress from Southern states would be lo.und on. the Klan pay roll or affiliated Wlth> the>''6r'ijaniXation." He /suggested that "if Klan affiliations are to be, a test of public off ice,'it might be well to find out the status of the speaker of the House (Representative Bank- wad)," who, like Black, hails from Alabama. Fish said it was Senator Jankhead (Dem., Ala.), brother of the speaker, who had told his senatorial colleagues Black was not a member of the Klan. Fish said that Black merited the 'highest censure" for what the New Yorker termed "the fact that he either encouraged or permitted his friends :o deny his membership" in the hooded order. "If President Roosevelt fails to compel Senator Black to withdraw TS a justice of our highest tribunal," Tish continued, "the people will right- y say, 'a plague on both your souses'." Mr. Roosevelt used this quotation several weeks ago in discussing public reaction to the steel-C. I. O. strike controversy. Legally Challenged Word came from Boston that Patrick Henry Kelly, Boston lawyer and a member of the Supreme Court bar for many years, had chalenged egaity of Back's appointment to the bench. Kelly said he had filed an information with the high tribunal contending there was no legal vacancy in the court's membership for Black to fill and that he was automatically eliminated from appointment because he was a member of Congress when "emoluments" for Supreme Court justices were "increased." Kelly's action was the second attempt to have the Supreme Court itself keep Black off its bench. Albert Levitt, a former federal judge in the Virgin islands, asked the High Court on August 18 for permission to file a petition demanding that Black show cause why he should be permitted to serve as an. associate justice. Levitt resigned from the Justice Department in July after incurring, his superiors' displeasure by opposing appointment of Lawrence W. Cramer as governor of the islands. Gives His Hand More talk of possible impeachment 1. No. No. No. No. Siiv, "How do you do"? 5. No. One person in a thousand miylit |)"ssibl.y appreciate bein.t! corrected. Be.st "What. Would You Do" solution — (u). It is letting u friend down lo listen to anything against him. (CortyrifiVil ]'.«7, NK.-\ Scvvire, Inc.) (Continued on Page Six) VOLUME 38—NUMBER 291 HOPE> ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17,1937 PRICE 6c COPY MULE KILLS FARMER ft -ft ft -ft ft ft -ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft Benton First Conference Game for Hope Visiting Panthers to Carry Power in Game Here Friday Bobcats in Good Shape Though Ramsey's Ankle Is Injured FIELD OPENS AT 7:15 Starting Time 8 p. m.~ No Truth to Shreveport Cancellation The question of the Hope High School football team's real power will be answered Friday night when the team meets the potent Benton High School squad at 8 p. m. at the new athletic stadium here. The Hope team is in good shape with the exception of Percy Ramsey, veteran wingman, who was injured an ankle in practice late Wednesday afternoon. Coach Hammons said he would probably start Ramsey at his regular position, but in the event the injury gives him trouble Captain G. V. Keith will be shifted from his guard position to end. Watson or Still will take over the guard post if Ramsey is replaced by Keith at end. The balance of the squad is in shape, Coach Hammons said. First Conference Game The Bobcat mentor had little comment as to the outcome of the game. He predicted a hard battle from start to finish. Added importance .to .the gatae is the fact that'll is a conference battle. It .will be the first game of the season for the Panthers. The Bobca,ts have played one game, having defeated Horatio here last week. The Hope squad will have a slight weight advantage, according to figures released by coaches of the two teams. Coach Ben Means of Benton reported that his squad was in good physical shape and was prepared for a hard tussle. A large delegation of fans will accompany the Panthers here. Visitors, as well as local fans, may obtain admission tickets at Hope Confectionery, Jacks Newsstand or Webb's Newsstand. Adult tickets are 50 cents, student tickets 25 cents. By purchasing tickets at either of the three places confusion at the gate will be avoided. Gates Open at 7:15 Entrance gates will open at 7:15 p. m., giving fans 45 minutes before the start of the game. The officials and prob able starting linepus appear in a two- column box on this page. Rumors that Byrd High School of Shreveport hdd cancelled with Hope were spiked Friday by Coach Foy Hammons. He said that he had a one- year contract with officials of thai school > and that the team would come here next Friday on a special train from Shreveport. Exports of medicinal preparations from the United States gained almosl 30 per cent during the first half oi this year and were only 19 per cent below the all-time record level of 1923. Shadows that the casual observer thinks of as just gray or black in a painting will be revealed, on close examination, to be full of color, sometimes quite bright. Cotfcon NEW ORLEANS.-(/P)-October cot- totn opened Friday at 8.87 and closed at 8.84. |Spot cotton closed steady three points lower, middling 8.85. Probable Starting Lineups HOPE BENTON Ramsey (180) ~ - L. E. ...... Cunningham (155) Quimby (185) L. T. Sweeten (200) Keith (170) L. G Fagan (165) Carson (165; C Covey (174) Wilson (180) . R. G. Jordan (178) Stone (205) R. T. Nalley (190) Reese (165) R. E. Hudspeth (155) Bright (155) Q. B Moore (160) W. Parsons (170) _.... R. H. Parker (155) Aslin (160) L. H. Drennan (160) Easoa (180) F. B Fleming (165) Team Average Line Average . .. Backfield Average . Hope, 174 Hope, 178 Hope, 166 ' Benton, 169 Benton, 174 Benton, 160 Officials — Bill Brazier, referee, (Ouachita) ; Kearns Howard, umpire, (Ouachita) ; Carl Dalyrmple, headlinesman, (Henderson); Earl O'Neal, timekeeper, (Hendrix). Schacht, Hitler Fiscal Genius, Believed 'Out' BERLIN, Germany—(#)—Definite disappearance of Dr. Hjalnar Schacht's hand from direction of Nazi policy appeared to have become a reality Friday with the revelation that he and his aides had moved from the economics ministry. Japs Apparently Gain a Foothold R einf orcements 'Arrive, Revealing Strength on Pootung Coast SHANGHAI, China.-W)—Additional Japanese reinforcements for the halted drive against the Chinese defense line were reported Friday to have been landed on the lower reaches of the Yangtze river. A Japanese spokesman declared the troops had already started advancing inland. This was taken to mean that a considerable body of Japanese had finally achieved a foothold on the Pootung coast where they are opposed by an estimated two divisions of Chinese. Embargo Protested WASHINGTON— (iP>— Chinese Ambassador C. T. Wang protested formally to Secretary Hull Friday against President Roosevelt's partial embargo of arms shipments to the Far East, ern war zone. / .' • Japs Report Advance FIEPING, Cliina — ~(fP> — Japanese army headquarters Friday night announced that Chochow, Chinese advance base 40 miles southwest o! Peiping, had been captured. Windsors Banned Still From London Duke and Duchess of Kent Fail to Call on Them Abroad LONDON, Eng. —W 3 )— Retuirn to England Thursday night of Duke and Duchess of Kent from a lengthy European tour which failed to include a meeting with the Duke and Duchess of Windsor revived lively discussion of formgr King Edward's exile. There were rumors while the Kents were in Europe that they would visit the Austrian honeymoon chateau of the Windsors and bestow a royal blessing on the marriage of the former king and Wallis Wai-field. The visit never materialized. The royal boycott remains unbroken and the campaign to keep the Windsors out of the public eye since the abdication continued. With the sanction, if not at the instance, of Buckingham palace, the press, the radio, and the newsreels have co-operated to bury news of the Windsors ad publicize all the activities of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, Behind this there has been and is a broad diversity of attitudes toward the former king. One section of the press, though always placing the king and queen in the forefront, warily champiois the Windsors, their right to royal recognition and residence in England. But the most friendly papers failed to print the incident in Vienna two days ago when Austrian welcom- ers shouted "Heil the king! H e il Edward" on the occasion of the Windsors' arrival for a short stay. Newsreel officials said no movies of the former king and his bride have been shown in Britain since their marriage. A quiet suggestion from Buckingham palace that the "queen mother might be distressed by any such movies" was enough for the movie men. In the conservative press, news items of the Windsors have been buried in the back pages and even the friendly papers have hesitated to .give them much more prominence. But a group of admirers of Edward has formed a Society of Octavians pledged to "silence dertactors of the former king," and uphold his honor. The society holds no restoration aims, but deluges papers printing anti-Windsor articles with scores of complaints. One publication printed the rumor the Dutchessess of Kent and Windsor really like each other, but that another young member of the royal family is so bitterly opposed to the former Mrs. Wai-field that royal recognition has been withheld on her account. A Thought Every house where love abides and friendship is a guest, is surely home, and home, sweet home; for there the heart can rest.—Henry Van Dyke. Overwhelmed in New York Election by "NewDealers" Copeland, Anti-New Dealer, Beaten by Farley's Mr. Mahoney LA GUARDIA, G. O. P. Fusion Ticket Leader, Friend of New Deal, Republican Winner NEW YORK,— (IP)—"The New Deal won a smashing double victory over Tammany in New York City's mayoralty primaries. Tammany's candidate, Senator Royal Copeland, New Deal foe, was defeated in both the Democratic and Republican primaries, Friday's count of Thursday's election showed. Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, head of the anti-Tammany Fusion movement Jeremiah X, JWah.oncjrf and friend of the New Deal, wrested the Republican nomination from Tammany's candidate by more than 30,000 votes. Jeremiah Mahoney, choice of James Farley as the candidate of the anti- Tammany New Deal coalition, defeated Copeland for the Democratic nomination by more than 160,000 votes. Early Returns NEW YORK.— (If)— Votes in the populous boroughs surrounding Manhattan gave pro-New Deal Jeremiah T. Mahoney a heavy lead late Thursday night over Tammany-backed Royal S. Copeland in New York's Democratic mayorality primary. Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens and Richmond—all led by Democratic chieftains friendly to James A. Furley and President Roosevelt—were going three to one for Mahoney in partial returns. Manhattan, Tammany's an- cietn home, was turning out in" the ratio of about five to one for Copeland. Many for LaGuardia The "write-in" campaign for Mayor F. H. LaGuradia, among the Democrats, hampered somewhat by the ne- Fiorello LaGuardia cessity of spelling out the mull name "Fiorella H. LaGuardia" on the ballot, appeared on the evidence of early returns to be assuming important pro- the Democratic candidates would most be confined to Mahoney—the reason being that LaGuurdia has been friend- portions. Political leaders generally agreed what ill effect it worked upon ly to the New Deal and supported Mr. Roosevelt in 1936. Returns from 1,360 of the 3,797 pre- (lonttnueil oti Page Two) Liberty Fetes the Constitution 7 lave you ever seen the Statue of Liberty's torch ablaze before? Then just look how the smoke pours from it above. The occasion \vas the celebration of the 150th anniversary of. the signing of the United States Constitution. Army and Navy color guards join to present the colon on the parapet of the statue's pedestal, BedJoe's Island, New York harbor, 150th Anniversary WASHINGTON— (J?)— The nation celebrated the 150th anniversary of the signing of the federal constitution Friday. President Roosevelt will be the chief spokesman of the nation's official celebration when he speaks at 8:30 p. m. (Hope time). Vandenburg Speaks DETROIT, Mich.—(/P)—Senator Vandenburg, Michigan Republican, called upon the celebrants of Constitution day Friday to meel "all usurpers and suzversionists at the battle-line of law and order with a relentless challenge 'They Shall Not Pass'." Lewis Urges Trade Territory Work Declares Hope Should Launch Movement for More Farm Customers "Other towns, including our neighbors, are promoting friendship and trade by an organized campaign to establish closer relations with their farm customers— and it is high time Hope launched such a movement here," C. C. Lewis told the Rotary club Friday noon at Hotel Barlow. Citing a trade day movement at PrescotU and the recent Peach Festival at Nashville, Mr, Lewis went on to say that the collective business life of Hope was doing little or nothing to stimulate friendship with the people of this territory. "We have one of the best boys' bands in the state, and a community of good business men to furnish leaders and workers, so there is no reason why we shouldn't make periodical visits to rural communities and invite them in return to visit Hope," he declared. Mr. Lewis said that advertising paid dividends for any sound enterprise, and would pay dividends in this community trade enterprise, if the business men would ge together and make a trial promotion. 'I don't know that we can ever elim- nate the mail-order catalog that takes so much money out of our territory and state," he said, "but I do know that we can reduce the loss from what it now is. ... Like you, I don't really want to know how much money is being lost to us every day at the postal money-order window. . . . I'm afraid to ask. "This trade promotion is something for the Chamber of Commerce to launch, and for each one of us to support personally." A club guest Friday was E. H. Lillie, secretary of the new Chamber of Commerce. Fish is called a "brain food", because it is easily digested and therefore the stomach does not make such a heavy call on the blood in the brain for the JigcKlivo process. Antietam Battle Date Celebrated President Roosevelt Speaks at Bloodiest Civil War Field ANTIETAM BATTLEFIELD, Md.— (/P)— President Roosevelt commemorated the 75th anniversary of the bloody Antietam battle Friday with a speech commending the nation for "not only acting but also thinking in national terms" under his administration. A 21-gun salute greeted the president as his car drove onto the Civil war battlefield at a bloody lane where the most lives were lost in America's bloodies single day of battle. William Lovell, Union veteran from Arkansas, wounded and left for dead in battle, said he believes modern soldiers are more efficient than Civil war troops but ''hopes" they can't fight any better. He said he didn't remember the field because where he was there was only standing timber and a single brick house. "I'm having a good time," General S. F. Red, of Arkansas, said. "There's plenty to eat now." Van Kitchens, 30 Old Lewis ville," Is Kicked on Jaw White Farmer Reported* Instantly Killed— Neck Is Broken UNCONFIRMED HERE Negro Woman Gives Star Information on Rural Accident Van Kitchens, about 30, white farmer living 18 miles southwest oi Hope near Old Lewisville, LaFayette coun» ty, was reported lulled Friday morning when kicked in the head by a muk. Kitchen's death could not be confirmed except for a telephone message from, Henrietta Nichols, negro woman, who lives in that community. The negro woman told The Star sin received her information from a negro man who lives near the Kitchen* farm. Kitchens is reported to have been kicked on the jaw, the blow breaking his neck. The report said he died ft few minutes later. ' Hope Furniture company undertakers said they had received reports that Kitchens had been kicked, but wen unable to confirm reports of his death, ..• ;• * Ondy May Become Stars appear to twinkle because of disturbances in the earth's atmosphere. Food Contest Wi mners Mrs. Edwin Ward Miss Cathrine Hamilton Mrs. L. C. Helms Mary Nell Camp Palmos, Arkansas Mrs. Tommie Gibson Patmos, Arkansas Please call atMuirhead's 5c to $1 Store for your free Saenger passes. Turn to page 5 for this week's contest. Not Happy in England, But Detests Invasion of Privacy in U. S. NEW YORK- (ff) -A professional source associated with Col. Charles A» Lindbergh said Thursday the famous flier intended to renounce his 'American citizenship and become a. British subject. The informant declined to be quoted, or to permit use of his name, but his connection with Lindbergh was an established one. Confirmation or denial could not be obtained elsewhere. The Lindberghs sailed for England nearly two years ago. Under English procedure it is necessary for a prospective subject to have resided in British territory for five years within the last eight years before application can be made. One of these five years must have been spent continuously in the part of the British Isles where the applicant is to become a subject. The application must be signed by two British householders for filing with the Home Office, which has the final say. Lindbergh's lawyer, Col. Henry Breckenridge, who acted as the flier's spokesman at the time Charles Lindbergh Jr., was kidnaped and slain in 1932, said of the report: "The only person who can confirm that is Colonel Lindbergh himself. "No one else has a right to speak for him that I know of." The informant's story was the third intimation in recent months that the Lindberghs did not intend to return to the United States. The first came from friends who visited the Lind- berghs in England a short time ago. They said later that Lindbergh was not completely happy in his new home but was determined not to return to America until assured of the privacy desired, and that he feared such assurances might never be possible. Last month Lindbergh was reported negotiating for purchase of the Island of Milio, once owned by Aristide Briand, late French premier. The ilier did not deny the report. His life in England has not been that of a recluse. He took out a British )i lot's license and has flown a lot. He las worked a great deal at his technical tasks as advisor to the Pan- American Airways in its trans- Atlantic lying operations. He has worked with Or. Alexis Carrel, American scientist, in perfecting a "mechanical heart" and made his debut as a scientific lecturer in Copenhagen after his flight abroad. Pre-Historic Mummy Is Displayed in Cave WASHINGTON. — (F) —Mammoth Cave's pre-C o 1 u m b i a n mummy, thought by archaeologists to be the most interesting relic of its kind east of the Mississippi, is now displayed in a new moisture-proof case in the cave. It is shown a few feet from the spot in which it had lain for untold centuries before it was found, the national park service says. Suspended over the spot where the body was found is the five-ton rock whcih caused lite death of the pre-histiMlc

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