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Old-Time Reporter Uncovered "Klan" Charge Against Black By NEA Service PITTSBURGH, Pa.-Ray Sprigle the farmer from Moon township who broke the news story of the year when when he wrote a series ot articles in the Pittsburgh Fust-Gazette exposing Justice Hugo L. Black's connection with the Ku Klux Klan, is an old newspaperman from 'way back—and something of n politician, too. Sprigle is 51, smokes a corncob pipe nnd wears n broad-brimmed hat, winter and stimer. He has n 103-acre farm on the outskirts of Pittsburgh, and often rusticates there. But that's where looks are deceiving. Sprigle is one of those born reporters who aren't happy unless they are digging out some hard-to-get story. 'For many years he was city" editor of a big-city daily paper, but even in that job ho liked to go out and get stories. One time he posed as an indigent rheumatic, got himself admitted to the city hospital, and came out a week later to write a series of stories exposing ho wthe patients were fed and treated. Another time he got a job us coal miner during a strike. Sprigle deserted newspaper work for four years to take a political job. He was county property and supplies director, and as such he got into the papers frequently. One time he tried to shoo starlings away from the courthouse with Roman candles; another time he made headlines by shutting off the purchase of pills which, he charged, were being used by county employes to cure hangovers. Still another time he broke up a meeting of the county commissioners by absently knocking coals from his corncob into a wastcbaskct and starting a fire. Except for that four-year absence, he has been in newspaper work ever since he left Ohio State University— Hope Star Ray Sprigle under duress, he says. He has worked on newspapers in Columbus, St. Louis, Chicago, Detroit, Lansing, Mich., Canton, Ohio; Little Rock, Ark., and Pittsburgh. Going down to Birmingham to dig up the stories on Justice Black took Sprigle away from Pittsburgh just at the wrong time. He was soundly beaten for the Republican nomination for justice of the peace in Moon township. Democrats Rebuff Vandenberg's Bid M i c higan Republican Seeks to Organize Anti- Rooseveltians WASHINGTON.—(/I 1 )—Senator Vari- denborg's suggestion over the weekend for an anti-Roosevelt coalition in 1940 drew little favorable respone Monday from dissenting Democrats to whom he was appealing. It brought some disagreement even in his own party. The Michigan Republican's forecast of a party realignment made in an address Saturday received wide-spread ..attention in political circles. Store Dynamited, 4 Men Are Held Sheriff Says Men Admit Crime After Credit . Refused Them McGEHEE, Ark—(/P)—Sheriff Howard Clayton announced Sunday night that fo'ur men had confessed dynamiting a grocery store here early Sim- day because the grocer refused to ox- tend one of them credit. The blast critically injured the grocer's three- year-old son. Held in the county jail on tentative charges of bombing and assault to kill were a quartet booked by Sheriff Clayton as Herbert Thompson, 19, of McGehee; Clarence Jenkins, 22, of Dcrmott; B. H. Whitlakor, 19, of Florence; and Joe Strolhor, 35, Pitkin, La. All signed written statements, the sheriff said. Joe Monsour. .son of Mr. and Mrs. N. A. Munsour, fought for his life in a hospital at nearby Lake Village. He had not recovered consciousness Sunday night. "These four men were drinking nnd got mud because a woman clerk in the Monsour store refused to cash a check for Thompson and also to credit him for a package of cigarettes," Sheriff Clayton said. MIND Your MANNERS Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then checking against the authoritative answers below: 1. Should u salcman who learns the location of a prospective customer's private office walk in unannounced if ho is afraid he won't be granted an interview otherwise? 2. If a customer doe.s not ask a Hili'sinaii to have a chair, should he sit dov.n anyway? ;;. Should a .salesman offer his hand to a prospective buyer? 4. DOCK a wise salesman open a business interview by talking about his interests or those of his customer? 5. Should a business man treat a salesman courteously whether he is interested in his product or not? What would ymi do if— The man to whom you are trying to make a sale keeps shuffling the papers on hi. 1 ; desk instead of giving you Ills attention— (a) Gu on talking without appeal -in. i; lo notice that lie i.sn't paying much attention lo you? (hi Stop . talking until he gives you his undiviiU'il attention? U:i Say, "Mr. Blank, you don't .st'L-m very interested in what I have I" :-ay"? Answers 1. The pnieliiv u- uMly angers the prospect and doe.- 1 mure harm lha/i good. '>. Only if he says, "May I sit down?" .'•!. No. lie should wait for the buyer lo offer his hand. 4. About his customer's interests. 5. Yes, it is not only good manners, but also good business. Bivt "What Would You Do" solution -U>i. (Copyright I'J.'i?, NEA Service, IncJ New Cotton Plan Like 1937 Control But Wallace Says It Is Still Inadequate to Meet Problem WEATHER. Arkansas — Fair and cooler in southeast portion Monday night; Tuesday partly cloudy and ivarmer. VOLUME 38—NUMBER 293 HOPE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1937 PRICE 6c COPY HOPE OPENS SCHOOLS WASHINGTON — (/P) — Secretary Wallace, outlining tne provisions of next year's 500-million-dollar farm benefit program, described it Monday as an improvement over earlier plans but said it alone would not provide adequate control over the major crops. War Certain If Trade Adjustment Fails, Hull's View Secretary of State Makes Vital Forecast at Boston Meet U. S. QUITS NANKING American Ambassador Withdraws in Face of Japanese Threat BOSTON, Mass. — (&) — Forecasting an economic pr. military blowup in Europe unless economic readjustments are made within the next two years, Secretary Hull of the Department of State followed this with a plea Monday for a return to a "reign of law" in the world. Even in the event of war abroad the Secretary of State expressed confidence that the United States would not become involved. Joining Hull's plea f ora liberalization of trade policies, President Roosevelt, in a liter to the Boston conference on distribution, declared that proper economic distribution is a "factor in safeguarding the peace of the world." Like 1937 Plan LITTLE ROCK—OT—Extension Director Randall commented Monday that the new farm program announced by the AAA "is basically the same as that which was in operation this year ' ar.d that tbe benefits of /VAA crjp control activity were evi- Conviction Found for Drunk Drivjng Charges Against Fishermen, Alleged Seining at Night, Dropped K. G. McRac, Jr., was convicted in municipal court Monday on a charge of driving and operating an automobile while intoxicated and fined $100. He .gave notice of appeal to circuit court. Bond was fixed at $150. Charges against four Hompstead county fishermen, charged with seining at night for fish with a commercial net more than 100 feet long, were dropped on motion of Deputy Prosecuting Attorney W. S. Atkins on payment of cost. Tile charges were brought jointly against T. W. Landcs, Cecil Landcs, Waller Jones and Sam Powell by Earl Barham, game warden. Henry McFaddin pleaded guilty to a charge of carrying a pistol and was finer! $50. Oscar Black was convicted of assault and battery growing out of an altercation with Emma Black and fined 52.50. Jack and Thomas Anderson, charged wilh malicious .mischief for allegedly killing a dog owned by H. E. Hatfield, were tried and acquitted. Henry McConncll, arraigned on a charge of assault with intent to kill J. G. Wilson by shooting at him, was acquitted. The 555 Service Station Inc., was awarded default judgment of $48.13 in a civil suit against Louis D. Riffe, trading as the Mobile Service Station. The suit was for action on account. Krbin Lively, J: ~VV. Junkins, Joe Shido and J. M. Roland each forfeited $10 cash bands for drunkenness. Lee Williams and Ernest Bennett pleaded guilty to drunkenness and each was fined ?)(). C. R. Robci.son pleaded guilty to stealing a sun and watcb from Mattie Tyree anil was fined $25 and sentenced tn a day in jail. U. S. Embassy Withdraws SHANGHAI, China.-(/P)—The American embassy staff departed from Nan- king Monday night in the face of a Japanese threat to lay waste the Chinese capital, emphasized by a morning aerial raid in which 40 civilians were killed and 40 homes destroyed United States Ambassador Nelson Johnson and hs aides boarded the American patrol boat Luzon, stationed in the Yangtze river, -and turnec upstream. They planned to withdraw to Whu 30 miles from Nanking, thereby observing a Japanese warning that (foreigners would face the danger of death from the air beginning at noon Tuesday. Rebels Break Through HENDAYE, Franco-Spanish Frontier.— (#•)—The insurgents, driving toward the government's last northwes: stronghold at Gijon, broke through the Asturian defense lines Monday, an insurgent communique reported, anc captured the village of Los Callejos after heaving fighting. Guard, 2 Convicts Killed in Rioting Warden of Folsom Prison Critically Hurt When Stabbed Dies of Worry Over Loss Shanghai Cafe SHANGHAI.— (/l'i —William Allen Stewart, formerly of Philadelphia, Pa., died Sunday of heart disease. Friends said his death was hastened by worry over destruction of his "hot spot" cafe in the Hungkcw district of Shanghai. Stewart was said to have put his life's savings into the cafe, u famous center of Shanghai night life. He served many years in the United States Navy. Blue is an effective color to use as a background for mahogany furniture. FOLSOM, Cal.—(/I 1 )—A guard anc! two convicts were slain, the warden injured critically, and at least seven other persons wounded Sunday in savage fighting with knives and clubs that followed an abortive attempt by seven convicts to escape Folsom penitentiary. Fifteen minutes of bitter fighting in the prison's big yard left six surviving convicts unconscious and bloody on the ground along with the bodies of Guard H. E. Martin and Convict Clyde Stevens, planner of a previous escape attempt. Convict Benny Kucharski also was killed. Warden Clarence Lai-kin, in whose office the plot was sprung, .suffered dangerous stab wounds in the abdomen. Prison doctors expressed fear he would die. Guard .Cnpt. W. J Ryan and Guard James Kerns, likewise, were stabbed seriously and several of the convicts were in serious condition from the battle, finally halted by reserve guards. Shortly before the noon hour, Warden Lai-kin with Ryan and Kerns, was bllowing his Sunday custotm of inter- 'iewing prisoners in his office. The irisoners are allowed to ask questions and talk over parole applications. About 40 men were in the line, of- icials said when without warning seven lunged forward, baring knives uul a dummy pistol. The prisoners were named as Stevens, Albert Kessel, Wesley Eucly, Robert Cannon, Fred 3arnes, Benny Kucharski and Ed Davis. AH were long term prisoners n Folsom. While the convicts threatened officials with knives, Davis de- nanded that Warden Larkin telephone .he watch tower guard, to hand down rifles to the prisoners. o II Duce's Air Fleet Could Cut British Mediterranean 'Life Line' to the Indies England's Route to Far East Is No Longer Secure One British Fleet Would Have to Pass by Italian Main Bases A HUGE AIR FLEET Mussolini Has Estimated Total of 2,500 First- Class Planes This is the second of four articles explaining the background to the present (ensc situation in the Mediterranean Sea. Mellon Leaves Whole ' Fortune to the Public PITTSBURGH, Pa-i/Pi-The will of the lute- Andrew Mellon, leaving hi.-: entire fortune estimated between 100 and 200 million dollars to his educational and charitable trust, was filed formally Monday wilh the register (if wills. Three Held in Death of Little Rock Man LITTLE ROCK—i.V.i—Wilhurn Mullenax. about 45, of Little Rock, died at City hospital Sunday morning from injuries of undetermined origin su- itained near Levy Saturday night. Although he was presumably the victim of a hit-and-run driver, three of his acquaintances were held in the Fulaski county jail for questioning after it was learned that he may have been robbed of ?30 shortly before he was found fatally injured on the highway. By MILTON BRONNER NEA Service European Staff Manager LONDON—The British navy is the mightiest in the world. The Italian navy ranks fourth or fifth. Why, then, should Italian sea power be looked on as such a threat to England's famous "life line" through the Mediterranean Sea? The answer is rather involved, but it can be summarized briefly in three words: ..1—Mussolini. 2—Georgraphy. 3—Airplanes. ., • First, Mussolini. The Italian dictator has memories of ancient Rome and ,its glories in his hard head. The Mediterranean was once a Roman lake; he dreams of the day when it shall be so again. His conquest of Ethiopia has merely enchanced his passionate belief that command of the Mediterranean must be in Italian hands, and he has shaped his policies accordingly. He has built a navy which, with its speedy light craft and its swarm of submarines, is a potent force in this land-locked sea. He has built one of the world's greatest air fleets. He has acquired and is still acquiring some extremenly valuable naval and air fleet bases. Ideal foe Italian Armament In any war with England, Mussolini could very probably make the Mediterranean an impassable route for British merchant vessels, and a very dangerous one for the British navy. Operating almost within sight of their bases, his submarines could assail British shipping even more effectively than the Germans assailed it in the English channel and North Sea during the Wolrd war. For the geography of this historic sea makes it ideally adapted for that kind of warfare. There is, for instance, the tiny island of Pantelleria. A barren bit of rock, it lies right in the middle of the only deep-water channel from the eastern Mediterranean to the western —80 miles from Sicily, and a little more than 50 from Africa. Italy holds this island and is rapidly fortifying it. A flotilla of submarines and mine-layers, supplemented by bombing planes, could close the channel to merchant shipping with Pantelleria as a base. Airplane a Vital Factor In the eastern Mediterranean, Italy holds Rhodes and the Dodecanese Islands, which are within airplane strik- ng distance of such British points f vantage as Cyprus and Palestine. Sicily is close enough to Malta to nake that historic British Naval base Tactically untenable, and in the west t is commonly reported that a rebel ietory in Spain would mean cession o Italy of the Balearic Islands—which vould give Mussolini an immensely aluablo base near the bottleneck of he Mediterranean at Gibraltar. So much for the geography. air- ilane is an equally vital factor. Away back in 1921, when he was a nere deputy in the Italian parliament, Mussolini was crying for a stronger taliau air force. One of his first acts iftcr becoming dictator was to con- •ttitule a commission on air power. In 925 he formally created an air ministry—holding the portfolio himself— snd Italy's air defense budget for 936-37 in 990,000,000 lire. Has Huge Air Force Real figures as to the size of Italy's air force are never published, but it is eliably estimated that the nation to- lay possesses 2500 first-line and reserve planes, with 4200 set as the goal to be reached by 1941. Among these planes is a Fiat bomber with 2000 horsepower in its engines, a cruising speed of 260 miles an hour, a bomb capacity of one and one-half tons and a cruising range of 1500 miles. What a fleet of such planes could do to British shipping, operating from nearby bases in the narrow Mediterranean, is i sort of tiling that gives British strategists the shivers. Nor has Mussolini been neglecting (Continued on Page Six) RUSSIA xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx GREAT BRITAIN XXXXX xxxxx FRANCE xxxxx xxxxx ITALY xxxxx Xxxxx GERMANY xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx XXX XX XXX XX © Relative strengths of the armed forces which the great powers of Europe could put into war today arc graphically illustrated above. Relative naval strengths are shewn at the Ml; note the enormous preponderance of England's and France's combined strength over that of G ermany's and Italy's. At the right are the rankings of i the air fleets; each little plane represents 100 military P lanes in 1936. These sketches are from the foreign Policy Association's booklet, "Billions for Defense." Bitten by Snake, Man Recovering Condition of John W. Wellborn, of Hope, Improved Monday The condition of John W. Wellborn, critically ill for the past 10 days because of a rattle snake bite, was much improved Monday, it was announced 'flom his home, 319 South 'Shover street. High fever, caused by poisoning of the rattle snake and the reaction of anti-toxin, cleared late Sunday afternoon and it was believed Monday that he was on the road to recovery. Mr. Wellborn was bitten a week ago Thursday while inspecting a tract of timber near Blevins. He had been unconscious part of the time since then. At the time of the rattle snake bite, Mr. Wellborn was just recovering from an eight-month illness. Two Persons Die, Driver Is Held Arlin Craig of Benton to Be Charged With Manslaughter MALVERN, Ark— (/T>)— Arlin Craig of Benton will be charged with involuntary manslaughter, Prosecuting Attorney Glover of Malvern said Sunday, following an automobile accident near here Saturday night, which resulted in two deaths and injury to three others. The dead are Floyd Hands, 27, and a negro, Frank Dorn, both of Malvern. Miss Shirley Hartson, 26, Sexton, Mo., and two negroes, Jess Green and Jewel McAlister, were brought to a hospital here to receive treatment for their injuries. Attendants at the hospital said they would recover. Hands was killed when his automobile was sideswiped by Craig's car. Hands and the three negroes were pushing his car, which had stalled. Dorn died several hours later at, the hospital. Miss Hartson was riding with Craig. Prosecuting Attorney Glover quoted witnesses as saying Craig was drunk, and that he threw part of a pint of whisky from the car after the accident. They said he was speeding at the time of the crash. Craig was fined in Saline County Court on a reckless driving charge about 10 days ago. Glover said. He said Craig was in the county jail and that his bond would be fixed at ?2,000 Monday. Fall Style Edition Is to Appear Wednesday The merchants' fall style section will appear in Wednesday's Hope Star. Every thing'points to a dramatic all-star fashion picture. International events are reflected in/the new designs. Last fall's styles—< smart as they were—can't hold a candle to this year's fashions. You will see them all in this special section—shoes, millinery, tailored and evening; wear. Hope stores are showing the latest. Read "the" merchants' advertisements in the Wednesday issue—Thursday on the mail. Two New Producers in South Miller County TEXARKANA, Ark.—(/P)—The 12th and 13th oil producers in the South Miller county field came in Sunday. The Freeman W. Buorford-A. A. Capps No. B 1, in section 14-20-28, was flowing an estimated 1,000 barrels daily. The Freeman W. Burforcl-G. G. Gerald No. 1, section 15-20-28, had a 700-barrel How. The wells, sixth and seventh to be brought in by Burford, Dallas, Texas, operator, and just above the Louisiana line and extended the field to the southeast and southwest. Harry J. Lemley on Miller Staff Hope Attorney Announc- . ed as Associate Campaign Manager LITTLE ROCK— (/P)—The John E. Miller senate campaign headquarters announced Monday that Harry J. Lemley, Hope attorney and president of the board of trustees of Magnolia A. & M. college, had become identified with the headquarters as an associated campaign manager. Legion Opens Its Convention in N.Y. 20,000 Delegates in Garden—Arkansas Exhibit- Is Prepared NEW YORK— (/P)—Twenty thousand legionnaires and visitors packed into gaily-festooned Madison Square Garden for the opening session of the American UogiOix -^uaVuiitidn Moiety heard Governor Lehman of New York urged a continuation of the fight for ''our great principles' of demochracy and liberty." Robert Sisson, Little Rock, commander of the Arkansas .department, headed a delegation of 200 from his state who arrived at 3 a. m. Sisson is erecting an Arkansas exhibit in Pennsylvania station to "show the world" something of the resources of his state. Total 1,895 Pupils Enrolled Monday for School Year 1,170 WhitTstudents Enrolled First Day, aiid 725 Negroes WILL REACH 2,000 Tabulation Is Made for Each of Six Local -• Institutions A total of 1,895 student* of Hopetypent back to school Monday, the combined opening day enrollment for white and negro schools of this city showed in, • tabulation announced by MJM Beryl Henry, superintendent, The first day's 'enrollment for white schools totaled .1,170. Negro Khols showed 725. Although figures wen not available for the opening day enrollment last year, Miss Henry said she felt certain this year's figure wo higher. Before the end of the month the en* rollment for white and negro school* may top the 2,000 mark as there generally is an increase following the first day of school. Enrollment by schools: Junior-Senior High Oglesby, 5th and 6th. Brookwood, 1-4 inclusive..... Paisley, 1-4 inclusive Negro elementary •'— Negro High School Reece Matthews, Former Hope Resident, Succumbs Reece Matthews, night man several years ago for W. M. Ramsey when the Checkered cafe was located on Division street, died at Idabel, Okla., Sunday, according to word reaching Hope Monday. Mr. Matthews established his own cafe at Idabel after removing from Hope. (Rackeff 'CLAUDE STUART HAMMOCK ' An expose of the clever schemes that swindle the American people out of millions of dollars yearly, No. 28. Hand and Eye Fred Smith had a good position in a small city of 5,000 population. While lunching in a restaurant one day he happened to share a table with a well- dressed traveling man, and they became engaged in a friendly conversation. When they had finished, paid their checks, and departed together, the stranger stopped, searched his pockets and exclaimed: "My wallet is gone! I've been robbed!" ® "Are you sure you had it when you went in there?" asked Fred. "No. 1 haven't had occasion to use it since this morning. I haven't the faintest idea when it disappeared!" "Well," said Fred, "I'd report it to 535 .207 210 .218 .466 Total. .1,895 Spain Is Dropped the police at once, if I was you." "I will of course. But that won't help me much! I have to take a train in less than an hour!" "Then I guess you'll have to wire your company," Fred suggested. "Was there much money in it?" "No, only about ?75. But, you see, I'm a new man with the company, and I'm a flay behind schedule now, trying to catch up. I'm afraid I'll lose my job if I wire them about it." "That puts you in tough spot. . . . Wpiat will you do?" The traveling man thought a moment, then said: "I'll tell you what I can do:—see thus diamond ring?" "Yes." replied Fred. "I've been admiring it." "That's a one-and-a-half caret blue- white stone. Worth around $300. It was u birthday present from my nioth- r." "You mean you can pawn it?" An excellent swing may be made for tile children from an old automobile tire fastened by a heavy rope to the limb of a tree. A Thought In contemplation of created things, by steps we may asrt'nd lo Grid.—Mil tmi. "Yes, I could. But these pawn- show men are tricky. They're likely to take out the stone and put in a cheap one. It's been done lots of times." "I never thought of that," said Fred. "Say! I'll tell you! ... If you'll advance me ?25, I'll leave the ring with you. I'll send fur it in two days, and I'll send ?30 in payment. How's that?" Fred hesitated. ''Well, I don't know (Continued on Page Three) Highway Meeting at Mena Tuesday Governor Carl E. Bailey to Be Principal Speaker MENA, Ark.— (IP)— The Arkansas U. £. Highway 71 Association will hold its fall meeting here Tuesday with overnor Bailey the principal speaker. Urging the hard-surfacing of the highway, trunk line route through Western Arkansas from Missouri to Texas, Ernest W. St. John of Mena, association president, said: "Thousands visit the Ouachita recreational areas each year but travel bureaus the nation over often refuse to route tourists over unpaved roads, and for this reason we feel the keen need of highway 71 being hard-surfaced throughout the state." Other speakers on the program in addition to Governor Bailey are: Arthur L. Nelson, Hot Springs; M. E. Melton and State Senator H. M. Barney, Texarkana; Bernie Harper, Fort Smith; and W. S. Campbell Fayette- Retains Membership But Loses Right of Vote in Council GENEVA, Switzerland — (&) — The League, of Nations assembly refused Monday to grant.the government of Spain a seat hi the League council for the next three years, to |he jubilation of member nations which aro sympathetic with the insurgent regime of Generalissimo Francisco Franco. The Madrid-Valencia government failed by nine votes to obtain the necessary two-thirds majority for a new term of the council. Spain's present three-year term ex-_ pires this year. Spain remains a member of the League but will lack the right to vote in the council. The assembly elected Peru to tha council to succeed Chile. Iran will succeed Turkey. A successor to Spain has not yet been decided upon. 119 Are Killed in Week-End Wrecks Five Lose Lives When Car Crashes Into Freight Train By the Associated Press At least 119 persons were killed in automobile accidents on the nation's streets and highways during the week-end. A single crash took five lives at South Cesselton, N. D., when a passenger car collided with a freight train. Deaths by states over the week-end included: Alabama 1, Arkansas 5, California 5, Colorado 1, Georgia 3, Illinois 6, Indiana 6, Kansas 1, Maine 1, Massachusetts 4, Michigan 3, Minnesota 5, Missouri 1, Nebraska 3, New Hampshire 1, New Jersey 7, New York J, North Carolina 10, North Dako:a 5, Ohio 11, Oregon 2. Pennsylvania 13, Rhode Island 1, South Carolina 2, Tennessee 2, Texas 7, Vermont 1, Virginia 1, Wisconsin. 2. Two Killed in Crash of Plane Believed Navy's BROOKVTLLK, N. Y. —(/P)— Two men, believed to be Navy fliers, were killed Monday when an amphibian plane e-ra.shod in the wood:; ne.nr here. Mississippian Is Held After Fatal Crash OSCEOLA, ' Ark.—W—A. Stubblefield, about 30, was instantly killed when struck by an automobile near here late Saturday night and Deputy Sheriff J. F. Reinmiller charged a man booked as Roy Wright, 21, Tiplerville, Miss., with manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident. Fastest flying bird is the duck- hawk timed at 165 to 180 miles per hour by a stop-watch in California, according to the bureau of biological survey. Recorded speed of the golden eagle is 120 mites an hour. Cotton NEW ORLEANS—(/P)—October cotton opened Monday at 8.78 and closed at 8.72. Spot cotton closed steady 15 points lower, middling 8.70.

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