Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 18, 1937 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Alex. H, Waahbum Talk-But Fir.t P. 7 Up "Lawyer'* Contract" Son of a N, Y* Millionaire . that we change our form of government belongs only to a man who has already demonstrated hia capacity to handle the business affairs of the government that we already. How fine an oratorical voice he may have, the quality of his kingly English, and the number of noses he may count in succeeding elections—all this has little to do with the safety of the republic. For it is written on the pages of history that every self- governing people before us have eventually been misled and sold down the river to slavery , The majority is always right—until it is wrong. The majority is wrong when it permits government to override the guarantees given minorities and individuals under the constitution, and when the majority pursues this wrong course for so long a time then powerful minorities rise up and seize the country with a dictatorship. This is the history of republics—true and undebatable. The greatest single cause of public restleness is the public debt. Uncontrolled, it is the one sure road to dictatorship. And th£ American people in their hearts know this is true. Unless Mr. Roosevelt stops this business of spending more money than the government is collecting, in a nation that now owes a third more than it owed at the close of the World war, the kind of people who • gather around a radio to hear a speech like he made Friday night on the supreme court question will be the kind of people you and I don't pay any attention to. ' God forbid that the time is near when our country will be like some other countries—where the ruler speaks only to a compulsorily-assemblcd crowd and hears himself applauded by bribed claquers. This newspaper has not yet criticized Mr. Roosevelt's supreme court bill. AH last spring, when the measure was being debated in the senate, we gave the president the benefit of the doubt. Like him, we thought the supreme court was leaning to far toward the conservative theory that the constitution is "a lawyer's conract." And we presumed, like a good poker player, the president was merely threatening the court in order to obtain a more liberal interpretation which would validate his key legislative bills. We could not see what else there was for the president to do at the moment. But meanwhile the federal deficit continues like an unmended fence in a cattle lot, the federal debt grows like a defaulted mortgage—and now it is revealed that the president is perfectly in earnest about destroying the supreme court and making it a secretaryship under the chief executive. .x;x x ., ......,. The Star isn't going to debate the question whether the American people would be wiser to trust nine men than one. The Star is simply going to say that Mr. Roosevelt himself hasn't a good enough record to put that question to the people. Idle people talk about what he has done. Idle people talk about what he has said. Idle people talk about his high aspirations. ' BUT— Mr. Roosevelt is now in his fifth year as president. Each one of those yours has set a staggering record for spending more money than the federal government collected. The government debt now is uEbve 37 billion dollars, one-third more than the World war peak—and in the current fiscal year, starting July 1, Mr. Roosevelt has run up a further deficit of 371 million dollars in two and a half months. While that condition exists he hasn't done his job as a competent public administrator, and until he does that job he is going to get nothing but criticism from this newspaper. We can get plenty of advice from incompetent financial managers among the common people without having to hear it from the nation's president He hasn't the right to speak to the people on -the court question at this time. About his fine talk and his 'high aspirations — The world is full of fine talk and high aspirations. There are career men in the clergy, medicine and the press, who have something useful to give to humanity. But that isn't government. Government in the last analysis is an organization to pay public bills just as a business house pays private bills — and faces equal contempt for failure. Any man presuming to continue to address the American people had >etter pay up before he talks. Else the people may grow suddenly aware that the man addressing them s simply the son of a New York millionaire in public service his entire career and who never worked as the common people work a single day his whole life. partly dtoutty, VOLUME: 2S2 , SATURDAY SMBER 1^ ft ; 'ft ft ft ft ft — ^— "^^^ • * & -ft '•" 'ft •< fv " f * Hope Wins Conference Opener, m Roosevelt, Bitter in Court Jtefeat, Hints at Dictator President Renews His Fight Against U.S. Supreme Court 'LAWYER CONTRACT' Constitution More Than That—Must Cover Humanity •WASHINGTON. — (IP) — President Rooesvelt renewed his fight for a "rejuvenated" supreme court Friday night with a warning that unless social reform is assured the nation is threatened by dicatorship. Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the signing of the constitution, he urged that America pledge its Aslin, New Star in 1st Regular Game. Helps Spill Benton His Long/Return of Punt Is Most Thrilling Run of Game BATTLE FIRST HALF Quarterback Bright, Aslin and W. Parsons Go Over for Scores By LEONARD ELLIS The Hope High School football team showed much potential power in downing the Benton Panthers here Friday night, 20 to 0, in a game that brought forth a new star, Edward Aslin, 160- pound speedy halfback. . Aslin, playing his -first,year "as a regular, pranced aplenty., before a crowd of approximately 3,000 persons, Hlsf long return of a punt in the third quarter that paved the .way for a touchdown was probably the most thrilling run of the game. He looked great' Sharing honors with Aslin was the brilliant Vasco Bright, Hope quarterback and ace ball-carrier. It .was the first conference game of the year for each school and the Bobcats' second triumph of the season. Hope scored in the opening quarter on a 50-yard march down, the field, Bright taking the' ball:over from the six-yard line. ;U / V -Parson's attempted kick for extra '•points-was- wide.. • The second quarter- was scoreless. , Power in 2n* Half The Bobcats came back in the second half With Increased power and ran overHwo touchdowns in the third period .before Coach Toy Hammons began inserting substitutes. Hope's second touchdown resulted- from a 45-yard drive, aided by a 15-yard penalty that placed the ball on the one- yard yine. John Wilson and Freeman Stone opened a wide hole in the right side of the line and Aslin shot through for the score. W. Parsons kicked goal for extra point. Benton received and a few minutes later were forced to punt after making a first down on line plays. Aslin, playing deep safety, took the (Continued on Page Two) War Fleets Crowd Mediterranean. Scene > > * r Sl of Naval Battles for Last 2,OOO Years ball and streaked to his right, almost getting loose for a touchdown. He was brought down far on the east side of the field about the 25-yard line. It was a beautiful run. Benton again was penalized 15 yards for roughing, setting the ball on the ((Continued On Page Four) Camden Monday Will Christen New Barge Going Into Service on Ouachita River CAMDEN, Ark.—The importance of navigation on the Ouachita river in the ® industrial and commercial development of South Arkansas will be emphasized when Governor Carl E. Bailey will formally christen the "Captain Alphin" at Camden Monday, September 20. © This new river steamer, built by the River Terminals corporation, operating bi-weekly barge service between Camden and New Orleans, is named in honor of J. Hendrix Alpin, business leader of El Dorado and chairman of the Arkansas Highway Commission. Hendrix Alphin has been prominently identified with the the development of transportation on the Ouachita for many years. His pioneer efforts in tliis field include the building of warehouse and terminal facilities in Calion, and the movement of cotton, sugar and many other commodities between Camden and New Orleans via barge. In naming the new steamer "Captain Alphin," the Riv«r Terminals corporation Is paying fitting tribute to a leader in river transportation. The movement of commodities on the Ouachita river has been a tre- mondous factor in savings in transportation costs to business and industry in South Arkansas. Before the days of navigation on the Ouachita, the rail rate per bale of cotton from Camden to New Orleans was ?4.50 per bale. It is now $1.25. The rail rate on sugar was formerly 54o per hundred from New Orleans to Camden. The rate is now only 23c. Rates on numerous other commodities have been correspondingly reduced. This reduction in rates between New Orleans and south Arkansas cities brought about by Ounchitn river trnns- jti-ANTlC "ISL OCEAN ff£« *M*fAuf J ., From h*rt, •rt eeufd • at- tuk Italy's In- duttrlal and marine ewi* ttr«. IL$&*. •tefa: MMSfIL jlttlfwi «i4v«lf bat*. : 'v\ -#•-:> , ROUMAN«A< t AKttnat* route to tiM far MM. via KM Cap* of ttr im tun. in f £M <> I W» fefe \NM*ip: V 5#M $$ JjSSSMr/A **%&••>" fcoMia jfflRO/MA U60SLA*lA".fe: *.*^. ..* • „ _ _ * Hit J&-' ?l *\t* SS»3 1 Turin* kMptl 1(1 'hJrt." 91 **" ^CATANIA From h«r». naljftliv.J'.J *9SSSiSK* Suneanat. Through «hli K&ttf wMoh Eng* llfra.' -:CWI,^- GftM* AMVM^'UlMHt ; -'--flf' _ wooljtndgralti. MiHt mve*® HNtutrtl rtwrchanHH.; •Ithlpi h»v« btin f i|sw*h«.by'Vl- A.'f'l'f *' $fe T»t»" «ll6l. I -,;,:,,*. ... _ —JP . . - msiijjh V:>Cvlorttt " rttiirwlr: < 'ALGERIA (FR) _.—- --_, «f Fc«neh ..3MCCQ •»"».(«>*^J'.Og>.«» Wick •IBsfJ'K'^V-* »W of th» sailii ; . . If th« ??'iV.".*' % /'.' .''I' m l*n« e«n N k«pt optn. ?*•'&•: : '- >: -'•".•'-••! i .->.«.«. '. «» • • • ' ' From thl* ntvtl bu», Ittllan tub* *n4 .•mine-lay*' 1 * could cut Brit- iln'i lifttln*. ,7»10 «aiA i AFRIICA II Due* kMft ... 000 ttallin (MOBS h«r«—• threat to Egypt «i»d Mt« 8ut« ?FJ? :*-^ •VRfl CT-MS ^•?« J portation has affected enormous savings to this section. Farmers have received more per bale of cotton as a result. Consumers have paid less for many household articles. The margin of profit for the business men of South Arkansas has been greater. The Ouachita river was made navigable to Cainden by the construction of six locks and dams between Camden and the mouth of the Ouachita river, at a cost of $5,000,000. A six and one-half foot channel is maintained, and barges towed by modern river steamers are to be seen frequently at the two terminals in Camden. Large commodity warehouses covering three acres of floor space are built-on the bank of the Ouachita in Camden, and are filled with commodities from the various world ports. » > W - ^ <"••*•>.% ' V S is ^r «t M, *' 0 •'.<?> f- -i'^*^' W. P* S i V> '» 5s?" .^' >W r^i // ^^^l^^lMV*WsMWNMWc JP^ 1 ' 'sT -v« ,*j> ^** ~ *, .,-s-V' ^-i : •; -,'« SF ; ^^ -.*i t; \ %W'->' r »? *»£$ "•H*****.'^" -v-^^p^O fli#u*-~»> -^iS»^ J*v. « ~ —•*< MM V .W k.w.hl.'*^ In between tense moments of international argument as to which nation shall control the Mediterranean sea, Premier Bcuito Mussolini—who is the central figure in most of the arguments—gets relaxation by taking a swim in it. This picture, taken during his recent visit to Sicily, shows II Duce and members of his cabinet taking their ease in the sea which the Italians of 2000 years ago proudly called "Mare nostrum"—our sea. Saratoga P.-T. A. in First Session Committees Named for School Year by Mrs. J. W. Dunn, President At the first regular meeting of the Saratoga Parents-Teachers associa- ion which was held in the junior high school building at Okay, Thursday, September 16, plans were discussed for a bingo party to be given, Friday night, October 1, in the Okay community hall for the purpose of raising funds for the P. T. A. Mrs. J. W. Dunn, president, appointed various committees—such as: a social committee, a hospitality committee, and different ones for the bingo party. Mrs. W. N. O'Brien gave the report Tom the finance committee. The mem- aers decided to buy the basketballs ior the high school. It was originally planned that the P. T. A. would buy an unabridged dictionary for the high school; it was announced that the school board would purchase this dis. tionary. The next regular meeting of the P.- T. A. will be held at the high school building at Saratoga, the third Thursday in October. Cafe Operator I» Found Dead at Fayetteville FAYETTEWILLB, Ark. (ff) -Elmo Behymer, a, cafe operator, was found shot to death in an establishment Saturday. The weapon was found near his body. - - • Senator Smith in Clemency Defense Asserts Letter Was Held Over Him as Threat by Governor LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—Charges made Thursday by John F. Wells, Governor Jailey's secretary, that State Senator Hal P. Smith of Clarendon turned against the governor because the latter refused to furlough a negro murderer, and thus caused the senator to ose a prospective $100 lawyer fee, were "no surprise" to Senator Smith, le said Friday. "More than a month ago the 'key' man for ray county (Monroe) swung this club over me with the assurance that if I came out in the open against the governor my letter with reference to Luther Cokes (for whom clemency was sought, would be on the front page," said Smith. "I spoke at Ozark for John E. Miller and I will speak again." Smith said Cokes had retained him in an effort to obtain a parole, for which he said the negro would not be eligible until December. Wells said Friday the prisoner would not be eligible for parole until next April. "I have never asked any governor to do anything illegitimate," asserted the state senator. "The trouble with the secretary is that after eight months in the governor's office he does not know the difference between a furlough and ^ parole." < This map shows why England, Italy,^^Eranc«Waovtia% interested hi the realignments of power which may grow out of the Spanish war ^ nn.d jl'njarfMnUffinflitriTanrin jy^fo^ " ynifansVflridf -.hstri "Hfri line''- ,-—the rade route to India «n$ the'east—menaced by Italy's new air and naval strength, France's "JU« l)n*"—the mute to French Aftriea-to equally menaced by the Italian,base In Sardinia, and will.be further menaced It II Duce gets the Balearic Islands. On the other hand, England could cut Italian trade routes to.the outer world, while French bombers could ravage Italian industrial and shipping centers. Land-Locked Sea Has Settled Most of Europe's Many Wars Early Greeks, Carthage, Rome, and Then Mohammedan Powers Each Held Sway in Epochs of History This is the first of four articles glvinp the background of the international rivalries in the Mediterranean which recently culmiiutted in formation of the "anti-pirate" submarine patrol. By MILTON BRQNNER NEA Service Staff Correspondent LONDON—Once again, history seems to be preparing to use the land-locket Mediterranean Sea as a corridor to the future. Today the war fleets are massing in(s> the Mediterranean. England, Russia, ' Italy, and the rest of Europe wait, tense, fearful lest somewhere on that blue rolling sea there take place an unexpected accident, blunder or bit of rashness that will plunge the world into a new war. But if that happens, it will only be history repeating itself. For more than 2000 years, western civilization has periodically found itself settling its destinies on and around this inland sea. Now and again it has been said that the Atlantic, or the Pacific, is the "sea of the future;" but in the end it is the Mediterranean which provides the stage for the showdown. Europe, Asift and Africa meet, around the. Mediterranean. And be-, cause they meet there—giving' sure dominion to the nation which can control that long, irregularly-shaped bit of water—the past and the future meet there too; the past, with its grim Spending Still Is Above U. S. Income Deficit 371 Millions Firs 2y 2 Months of Fiscal Year WASHINGTON. — (/P) — The federa government' spent $371,124,134 mor than its income in the first two and half months of the fiscal year. Th Treasury reported Friday this defic figure compared with $439,612,094 on September 15,1936, Both income and expenditures climbed substantially in the first two and a half, months of 1937, compared with s year ago. The income ledger showe< $1,158,212,547 total receipts, including of income taxes, this year Modern fabrics often contain as rmmy as five or six different fibers. tous victories, and the future, with its ominous hints of pending trouble, Curly Greeks Made It Historic Far back toward the dawn of history, before there were civilized men in any part of Europe, Egyptian civilization was cradcled along the Mediterranean. A little later the adven- tourous Phoenicians from Tyre and sidon turned the great sea into a highway for trade and adventure, sailing into every bay along its thousands of niles of shore line and spotting its coasts with trading posts and colonies. The early Greeks made the sea historic, too. They built an island empire at its eastern end, developed one if the finest of all human civilizations, and made possible its continuance by defeating the Persians in the great battle of Salamis—one of the first of the endless series of naval battles in the Mediterranean's record. Carthage, founded by the Phoenicians, grew great in the western half of the Mediterranean. Carthaginian ships and sailors went out through the Straits qt Gibraltar into the Atlantic, venur- ing far down the coast of Africa, and up northward to the British. Isles. Infant Rome was overawed by Carthaginian sea .power, and it was Carthage's boast that no Roman dared so ; anda total of $831,250,893,'including $149,424,685 of income taxes, last year Expenditures aggregated 51,530,336,682 compared with $1,270,862,988. The. federal debt has climbed nearly $800,000,000 to a total of $37,204,230,096 since June 30 and stands almost ?4, 000,000,000 higher than a year ago. (Continued on Page Three) Wedding Called Off Because of a $5 Fee HELENS, Mont — (ff)— The womar held the pocketbook when she and man entered the marriage license bu reau. "How much does a license cost? she inquired. "Two dollars," replied the clerk. Weather forecasters say that, con trary to popular opinion, the moon has no effect on the weather. Cotton NEW ORLEANS.—</P)—October ton opened Saturday at 8.83 and clos ed at 8.83-84. Spot cotton closed steady unchani ed, middling 8.K5. Vj/'V STOCKS Alleged^Ri LONDON, I stroyer Fearleaa . had been attacked by « I off Gijon, Spain, r The snip wa» not i It wa» believed 1 have SHANGHAI, v »-i—. artillery" unleashed tf _ merit of the' Markham Saturday, bringing American-defended s* national settlement,,, -, Japanese navy plane* bombardment of Chines* ; Wide-front)- J • ; f tf'fl Land forces,claimed,! Chinese counter-attacks < Shanghaid front />% ' 'X * h'l Sto NEW YORK- one to four dollars a J market Saturday as a i tion found buyers fi GENEVA,'Swit Juan Negrin, Spul mier,-demanded League of Nations name j Italy the aggressors' in Si He urged force to end t&irJntervwi.. ;| tion on behalf of the insurwts'in'tbsf Spanish fivd. war. . «<i^«'*,« ~^< PARIS, .Fran , covery of a second secret/'ouUawilsc-:* ciety described as & i running ring, led to that it and the "Hooded - two sections of » large ;;i«volu-;; in politics,'and nation-wide-i , Catholics Warned CASTER GANDOLFO, It Pope Pius warned Apstrian Catholics, Saturday that their religious rights, as ' well as those of German Catholics, are endangered by Na4 "anti-church policies. ' s ' ^., •»» i"V' ' Legionnaires Pour Into Manhattan Vanguard of 100,000 Arrive for Annual U. S. Convention naires watched the vanguard of upwards of 109,000 veterans converge up/r on New York Saturday for their greatest convention jubilee. Where's Elmer?" was shouted again as their slogan. . , . Canada's foreign trade during the first half of this year was higher that) for any corresponding period sine* 1930. Welcome Fact* About Cancer A common enemy should be f ear-led. But it should be understood, too. Knowledge of its habits, its characteristics, its methods of attack prepare us to make our best fight against it. And cancer, one of man's greatest enemies, is no exception. That's why the new series of 15 or more articles on cancer, by Dr. Mprris Fishbein, NEA Service writer and editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association, make valuable reading. They tell the theories on cause of cancer, difference between cancer and harmless tumors, types in men and women and ages and places at which the disease is most frequent Best of all, these articles show how cancer, may be avoided, controlled or cured. "For your own education and protection, there is an obligation to follow this series through to the finish. First article appears in today's HOPE STAH J

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