Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 21, 1937 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H. Washburn Hope Star Down the Road Together W EDNESDAY, September 29, the City of Hope will celebrate at Spring Hill a nc\v milestone in the history of Hempstead county—the coming of electric lights to the farm. The municipal plant's rural project, covering a radius seven miles from Hope, is complete—the first of real magnitude to be undertaken by any city-owned plant in Arkansas. It seems a long ways back—two years, in fact—to that day when a Spring Hill committee called at The Star office to inquire about the possibility of rural electric service. The newspaper had been campaigning for a rural extension of the municipal plant lines, holding that what a private power concern does for the rural territory around its town a municipal plant likewise is bound to do for its farm neighbors too. All that is now history. The City O- WEATHER. ArJcansas — Partly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday; warmer in extreme northeast portion Tuesday night. of Hope obtained authority from the State of Arkansns to do business beyond the corporation limit, and has constructed lines cast nearly to Emmet, and south to the other side of Spring Hill. The dedication at Spring Hill September 29 is an important moment in the history of our territory, not to be dismissed lightly because electricity is a commonplace to city-dwellers. All the cities combined are relatively unimportant in the total population of Arkansas. Good roads and electric lights belong to all the people, where it is financially, possible to provide them. We had all.weathcr roads first in the city, where property valuations made their construction feasible. But as soon as finances permitted, all- weather roads were driven through the country-side also. . . . And the same schedule invariably has been followed by electric power. Cities can afford to build generating stations . . . and, having the stations already constructed, they can afford to service the more thinly-settled country-side. Wednesday, September 29, will be a happy day for everybody—another milestone on the road a city and country-side travel together. Denhardt Shot to Death in Kentucky * Brothers of His Slain Fiancee Kill Him, and Then Surrender- Eternal Lajnps Skimped by Pagan Nazi Chiefs BERLIN.-VP)—Oil for dcvtional purposes must be used as sparingly as possible in nazi Germany, Hanns Kerrl, federal minister for church affairs, has informed the clergy. A considerable amount of rapeseed oil is being consumed in the "eternal lamps" found in churches, says Kerrl. Some churches have installed burners designed to lower oil consumption; in one case the saving was put at 47 per cent. • i • 10 Jap Warplanes Down in Dog-Fight Over Canton, China Chinese Lose One Ship, According to Report From Hongkong PARLEY IS PLANNED League Invites Both China and Japan to Far East Conference •SHELBYVILLE, Ky.— (/P) —Three brothers of the comely Mrs. Verna Garr Taylor were charged Tuesday •with the murder of Brig. Gen. Henry H; Itenhiidt after vengeful bullets lmd : taken forever from a jury the question whether the portly 61-year-old veteran of three wars had killed his 40-year- old fiancee. The former Kentucky lieutenant- governor was to have gone to trial Tuesday for the second time in connection with Mrs. Taylor's death. The first trial ended in a deadlocked jury. HONGKONG, British Crown Colony. _ (/p) _ Death-defying aviators fought Tuesday the first great aerial battle of the Sino-Japanese war over Canton, South China city 100 miles north of this British-owned city. At least six, and possibly ten, Japanese planes crashed in twisting, diving dog-fights. One Chinese pursuit plane .was seen V3 crash. A number of civilians'were reported killed. VOLUME 38—NUMBER 294 HOPE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21,1937 PRICE 5c COPY RURAL POWER READY Denhardt Shot to Death SHELBYVILLE, Ky.— (IP)— The case against Kentucky's portly Brig. Gen. Henry H. Denhardt charged with the murder of his fiancee, Mrs. Vcrna Garr Taylor, came to n spectacular end Monday night in a fusillade of bullets. The 61-year-old former Spanish- American, Mexican and World war veteran fell with seven bullets in his body and Mrs. Taylor's three brothers immediately surrendered to Patrolman Jeptha Traccy. Tracey said that Hoy Garr admitted firing the shots. He and Jack and Dr. E, S. Garr were placed in jail. Denhardt and Rodes K. Myers of Bowling Green, his chief lawyer, after discussing final details of the trial which was to have started tomorrow at New Castle, were returning to the Armstrong hotel here after a late supper. Denhardl was free on $25,000 bond after a mistrial due to a hung jury in the first attempt to convict him last April of shooting the comely widow, whose brothers had prosecuted him. "We had started across the street to the hotel," Myers said, ''when I told General Denhardt 'there are the Garr boys. 1 Almost as soon as we saw them the firing began. Denhardt ran towards the hotel and I dashed in another direction. The first two shots missed. Another struck the general in the back and he fell." Denhardt had led a stormy military and political career. He was elected lieutenant governor on the Democratic ticket in 192,'i and later served as adjutant general during Gov. Ruby Laffoon's administration, resigning that office when Gov. A. B. Chandler was elected. He held the rank of brigidicr general in the Kentucky National Guard. He was associated with his brother In publishing the Times-Journal at Bowling Green, where he was born March 8, 1876. In earlier life he served as prosecuting attorney at Bowling Green. Mexican Saloons Aim to "Help" Husbands MEXICO CITY.-(/P>—Shnwowncrs and saloon-keepers with their genius for selecting unusual names for their places of business, have performed a service for stay-out-late husbands. A common nnme given to bars is "mi oficina," or "my office." Thus any belated gentleman may inform his wife, in all trutth, that he lias been at his office. Another conscience-saving name is "reunion de los amigos"—"get together of friends." A late- arriving husband might find it hard, however, to get by with "the dead rat," the name of one Mexico City beer parlor. A woman of 40 who is 5 feet ti inches tall should weigh around 146 pounds. A man of the same nge should weigh nboul 150 iJiluiuis. ;' Invited to Parley GENEVA, Switzerland.— (/P) —Both Japan and China Tuesday were invited t oparticipate in the League of Nations committee's consideration of Chinese accusations branding Japan as the aggressor nation in the Far Eastern conflict. .Similar invitations were extended Germany and Australia—the latter presumably because of her vital interest n matters affecting the Pacific. The American representative, Leland Harrison, minister to Switzerland, took part in the committee's opening session which determined to enlarge its scope to include the powers most concerned in the Sino-Japancse conflict. Protest Bombing Threat WASHINGTON. — (fP) — Secretary Hull announced Tuesday that the United States had made representations to Japan in protest of that nation's announced intention to bomb Nanking from the air, Bitter Russian Speech GENEVA, Switzerland.-;/! 3 )—Maxim Litvinoff, Communist Rusia's foreign commissar, bitterly attacked the anticommunist crusades of Germany, Italy and Japan before the League of Nations assembly Tuesday, terming them only excuses for "nvasion of other states and other breaches of international treaties." He called on the assembly to "call a spade a spade a ndaggrcssion aggression or whatever slogan it decorated itself with." The Russian's oratory created a fresh stir in the cross-play of European rivalries in the Mediterranean situation which had been relieved b the prospect of a face-saving formula to win Fascist Italy's participation in the international piracy patrol. Election Is to Be Held Before Nov. 1 Governor's Office Completing Check of Local Office Vacancies LITTLE ROCK—Silence of Governor Bailey's office as to when a specia election will be called to fill the Joe T. Robinson state vacancy and nearly 7W other vacancies in district, county anc township offices was broken Monday when John F. Wells, the governor's secretary, said the election will be held "not later than November 1." "It probably will be held earliei than November 1," he continued, explaining that a check with county clerks on minor office vacancies certified by the secretary of state i& nearing completion. Secretary Wells had talked will Governor Bailey just before the executive left for Cajnden to speak a ceremonies dedicating the Ouachita river tugboat "Alphin," named in honor of Chairman J. Hendrix Alphin of the state Highway Commission. The governor will not return to his office until Friday. He will addres, the United States Highway 71 Associa lion at Menu Tuesday, then proceed to Cotton Receipts Should Be Filed BeforeSept. 30th Instruction on Handling of Government Forms Given Producers FOR EARLY SALES Sales Prior to Sept. 15th Must Be Reported Before Sept. 30th Attention of all farmers producing cotton in Hempstead county is called to the following instructions received from Little Rock by the county agent's office: All cotton producers within the county should observe the following instructions— 1. Original buyer's receipts for all cotton sold from the 1937 crop on or before September 15, 1937, must be mailed or delivered in person to the county office not later than September 30. 1937, Buyer's receipts for cotton sold after September 15, 1937, must be mailed or delivered in person to the county office not later than 15 days after the date of sale. 2. Buyer's receipts must be in the original and must contain (a) The date of sale. (b) The name and address of the producer (at least one of the parties who had an interest in the cotton sold). (c) The number of bales sold and the total gross weight of such bales, and (d) The signature and address of the buyer. If the cotton is sold in the seed, the receipt must show the number of pounds of seed cotton and the number of pounds expressed in lint, rather than the number of bales and, .gross weight. Lint cotton sold but not baled should be expressed in terms of lint cotton and the receipt marked "loose lint." 3. After cotton sale certificates have been made available on printed government forms, it will be necessary for he buyer to execute the government orm for cotton which is sold on and fter the date on which the government forms become available. 4. Producers should file buyer's eceipts, or the government form when t is available, in chronological order with respect to every sale from the .937 cotton crop which is made prior o July 1, 1938. Since payments on the .937 cotton crop which is sold prior .o July 1, 1938 may be made on a pQr_ centage thereof in excess of G5 per cent of the 1937 base production, it is important that alb sales from the 1937 :rop be recorded as indicated above. Payments will be made to cotton producers on that part of their 1937 cot,on crop which is sold prior to July 1, i938, up to 65 per cent of the cotton iase production which was or could lave been established for each farm under the 1937 Agricultural Conservation Program, or on an additional amount of cotton, above 65 per cent of Lho base, if sufficient funds remain available from the appropriation of $130,000,000 following payments on cotton sold up to the 65 per cent limit. Bulletins LONDON,-Eng.— (/P) — Jusctkc Hugo Black, of (lie United States Supreme Court, has departed for home, still declining (o comment on American newspaper accounts contending he is i> member of the Ku Klux Klan, it was learned Tuesday. WASHINGTON.- (/P) -The Department of Justice announced Tuesday it would ask a federal grand jury at Frankfort, Ky., September 29 to Indict "certain llnrlan ccunty conl operators and other individuals" on charges of iriterfcr- ring with the'civil rights of miners. (Continued on Page Three) BERLIN, Germany.— (ff)— A reliable informant disclosed Tuesday that Dr. Hjulinar Schacht, economic minister, was en route home from Italy, indicating that his clash with other Nazi leaders over armament and public works expenditures has again ben patched up. There have been rumors recently of the minister's resignation. MADRID, Spain—(/P)—The annihilation of two insurgent battalions was reported Tuesday from the far southern war front, midway between Cordoba and Badajoz, where government forces thrust forward in important gains. FAIRBANKS, Alaska.—(#>)—Rc- pcrth that natives saw fliers off the Barrow coast 10 days ago spurred Russian airmen Tuesday as they prepared to take off in a new search for the six missing Soviet transpolar fliers. Fears that Sir Hubert VVilkins and his crew had met a mishap while searching for the missing fliers were dissipated when the explorer's party resumed radio communication. Gravel to Be Laid on No. 4 Beginning Friday This Week 6 of 8.9 Miles of Gap East of Rosston Is Already Graded NEW SHORT ROUTE New Comic Is to Appear Sept 27th "Hold Everything," by Clyde Lewis, Starts Next Monday When Clyde Lewis reached into thin air and brought down the title "Hold Everything!" for the hilarious comic panel that will appear daily beginning Monday, September 27, in Hope Star he completed a circle in the life of an artist. Lewis was practically born an artist. He says about the first thing he can remember is someone yelling ''hold everything" at him just wrien he hac State Installing Two-Way Bridge Between McNab and Saratoga ,Six of the 8.9 miles remaining incomplete on state gravel road No. 4 between Hope and Camden, has been graded, half the bridges are built, and graveling will begin probably this Friday, District Engineer C. O. Thomas announced Tuesday. The work, being done by state maintenance crews,-started from the Ouachita-Nevada county line and is progressing west toward Rosston. Prior to this year No. 4 was completed from Hope to Rosston, and from Camden to the Ouachita-Nevada line, leaving a ;gap of only 8.9 miles. When this gap :is graveled a new all-weather route iwill be open between Hope and Camyen, reducing the distance to approximately 48 miles, 11 miles nearer than • the route via Prescott, which is 59 nu'les. Engineer Thomas also announced ;hat motor traffic should beware of a local detour on No. 55, between McNab and Saratoga. State crews are replac- tig an old steel one-way bridge in the Bottoms with a new two-way structure. It will be finished in about two weeks. State crews expect to finish this Thursday or Friday six-tenths of a mile of blacktop paving at Prescott on the south approach of No. 19, the scott-Wald* highway,--:Worl been under way for the last 10 days. Hope Plant Ready to Turn on Power in Its New Rural Lines T Mrs. Louise Thaden Is Visitor Tuesday Fame.d Woman Flier Is Guest Here of Miss Beryl Henry Mrs. Louise Thaden, Arkansas' No. 1 avatrix and winner of the Bendrix trophy in 1936, was a visitor here Tuesday, the guest of Miss Beryl Henry, superintendent of Hope schools. Mrs. Thaden arrived in Hope Monday night, coming here from her home at Bentonville, Ark. After a brief stay in Hope she will go to Wichita, Kansas, where she will fly a new Beech Air Craft company plane to Pittsburgh, Pa. Mrs. Thaden and Miss Henry have been close friends over a period of years. Born and reared at Bentonville. she was a student in the high school there under Miss Henry. Mrs. Thaden last year was awarded the Harman medal trophy tor being the outstanding avatrix in the United States. She is the holder of several speed and endurance flight records for women fliers. In winning the Bendix trophy she competed in a race from Cleveland to Los Angeles against both crack men and women pilots. She has been a representative of the Beech Air Craft firm nearly a year. Carl Schooley Heads Seniors at Ouachita Dr. J.W. Branch's New Clinic Opens Hope Physicians, Nurses and Druggists Attend Formal Opening Dr. J. W. Branch's new clinic on South Main street was opened Monday night with an inspection by Hope physicians, nurses and druggists as special guests. The new establishment has not been officially named, but will be known for the present as the Dr. J. W. Branch Clinic. Associated with Dr. Branch is Dr. Don Smith, Hope physician, who has moved his office from the Citizens National Bank building to the hew building. The clinic, an eight-room affair, is equipped with a physio-therapy with Municipal Plant Extension Is to Be Dedicated Sept 29 Program at Spring Hill Will Celebrate Completion of Lines. BIG ELECTRIC SHOW • 1 VI I —Photo by Hope Star. by-H«»pe Star May 15th, shows a crew ot the municipal water & light plant erecting power poles east of the city on highway No. 67—the first construction on the new rural electric project which is now complete, and which will be dedicated with a pubUc program at Spring Hill, southern terminus of the line, Wednesday, September 29. Finding Jobs, One of U. S. Services G. T/Cross, District Reemployment Manager, Kiwanis Speaker Matching jobs and men with no fee to the employer or applicant is the work of the United States Reemploy- mcnt Service, G. T. Cross, manager of the district office at Hope which embraces nine southwestern Arkansas counties, told the Hope Kiwanis club at its luncheon meeting Tuesday noon at New Capital hotel. "This service is free to all who want to ilse it. It is a constructive program and has definite plans of bringing idle Carl Schooley, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Schooley of Hope, has been elected president of the Ouachita college. senior class of There are three types of mahogany —West Indian, tropical American and African. The first is ordinnrily considered the best. Clyde Lewu found an inviting board fence, wall, or other surface that needed "embellishing." Now, people are more likely to "hold everything" themselves to get u good laugh from Lewis's latest cartoon. The first wallpaper to receive "benefits" of Lewis's artistic impulse was on the wall of a house in Hocking, la., where he was born May 9, 1911. In tiic third grade, young Lewis was regularly winning first prizes for drawings. His sense of humor, however, was already starting to dismay his teachers. "Third grade" landscape assignments too often returned as "gag" cartoons. After finishing grade school in Kd- dyville, la., in 1925; and high school in Waukee, la., in 1929, Lewis left in his quiet way to attend the American Acodeniy of Art in Chicago. The mischievous twinkle in his eyes stayed with him through a period of soda-jerking and coal mining. Hi.s first "break" came when a Des Moiiics artist hired him as an assistant. Shortly thereafter lie joined the Des Moines Register and Tribune, remaining a little over a year. In July, 1934, he joined the NBA Service, and soon began to draw "Herky," thy child prodigy and comic favorite of many Sunday newspaper readers. But even "Herky," with all his cutting-up, couldn't satisfy Lewis's restless pen. Hilarious drawings began to pile up around his desk. One day the editor saw them . . . and then "Hold Everything!" was born. CUUIUUtru wini « i-/«»j.j*u *.tt\**i* t jj ....... short-wave diathermy. 'It has a lab- f 1 ^. u _ n _ e . mup i° y l d!m ! n oratory room, X-ray room, consultation rooms and examination rooms. The interior is made of masonite and celtox material, the floor covering being of inlaid lenoleum and the operating room in tile. The buildings is insolated for air-conditioning. Part of the air-conditioning equipment has arrived but it has not been definitely decided whether it would be installed now or until next spring. Dr. Branch has been a resident of Hope about a year, coming here from New Orleans. His associate, Dr. Don Smith, is well known, having been in the medical profession here many years. The new building was opened Tuesday morning to the general public. ~*» w- Large Enrollment at Blevins School 700 Students Attend Opening Days Classes, Superintendent Announces Blevins public schools opened Monday with the largest enrollment in the history of the school, A. B. Worlh- ington, superintendent, announced Tuesday. The first day's enrollment totaled 700, an increase of 50 over the opening day last year. the Blevins High School football team, Mr. Worthington announced, will go to Amity Friday afternoon for the second game of the season for Blevins. The Hornets lost their opcn- i'ng game. The saxophone is a combination of the clarinet mouthpiece with a single reed applied to a conical brass tube. It was invented by Adolphe Sax. Cotton NEW ORLEANS.— (ff>— October cot- tori opened Tuesday at 8.73 and closed at 8.73. Spot ctoton closed steady unchanged, middling 8.70. .hey are best suited. It cannot create jobs for the jobless. Its purpose is to conduct a modern system of public employment for the mutual benefit of employers and men seeking work. "In its own sphere it performs a public service as important to a community as public-health clinics and schools. All applicants to the employment servcie, be they professional people, technical workers, workers in skilled trades, unskilled laborers or physically handicapped are selected for the jobs on one common basis— their ability to do the required work. "Our service to the employer is to refer to him the man best-fitted for the job. We guard against miss-fits, because we know that a new man on a new job costs time and money to train. Wages and hours are strictly up to the employer and employe, our office having nothing to do with that. •!' "Restoration of buying power to the man whose pockets have been empty because of unemployment, is a distinct asset to the community in which he lives because a contentd citizenship is the greatest asset a community can have. "Re/employment brings contentness. Its our job to bring employer and the unemployed together, matching the man for the job where his knowledge, ability and skill is best suited for him and the employer," Mr. Cross concluded. Guest of the club was Ralph Bain of Little Rock, field represenative of the American Red Cross. He spoke briefly and thanked Hempstead county citizens for donations during times pi disaster. He told of the progress of a new work of the Red Cross. He .said that up to the present there had been more than 2,000 first-aid stations set up along highways throughout the nation, the purpose of which is to aid motorists when wrecks occur on the highway. Many lives have been saved by giving this aid to the public, he said. A. W. Stubbeman will have charge of next week's program. A Thought I chose my wife, as she did her wedding «"wn, for qualities that would wear well,—Goldsmith. Britain Is Arming Against Fascists Anthony Eden Declares, However, British Will Work for Peace BULLETIN ROME, Italy—OT—Italy agreed Tuesday night to join Britain and France in the anti.piracy patrol of the Mediterranean. GENEVA,Switzerland — (IP)— British Foreign Minister Anthony Eden, tempering his severity with a note of conciliation, warned the Fascist powers Monday night that Britain is committed irrevocably to a policy of rearmament unless other nations cease competing for supremacy at arms. Speaking before a hushed League of Nations Assembly which had voted government Spain out of its council for the next three years, at least, Eden struck a note of mingled hope and Pessimism. Despite the dark picture he painted and his implied rebukes at Bermany and Italy, he emphasized Britain's determination still to strive for peace. Eden emphasized British hopes for peace when he touched on Spain. "One pledge I can give unequivoca- bly to this assembly," he said, "is that the government I represent will spare no endeavor to prevent war from engulfing Europe." Eden, mindful of "many good reasons to be satisfied with the economic history of the past year," envisaged trade as a road to international harmony. Spring Hill School Building Tendered for Electric Exposition Dedication of the City of Hope's rural electrification project, extending the municipal plant's lines on a radius seven miles from the city,: will be observed with a formal program Wednesday, September 29, at the Spring Hill school, Mayor Albert Graves announced Tuesday. Use of the Spring Hill school building all day September 28th, for exhibits during the day and for the formal program at night was tendered the city by the Spring Hill School board. Announcement was made by James Phillips, president, after a conference with the other school directors, Allan Johnson, secretary, and Gus Smith, Rufus Anderson and W. E. Monroe. "Spring Hill is pleased to be the center of this important celebration, and we are glad to tender the:use of our school building," the director* said. The City of Hope is arranging a formal program for the night of September 29th, during which the story of electricity as the giant of ythe 20th century will be told by speakers arid exhibits. Mayor Gitaves will announce the program later, A great electrical exposition will be staged in the school building and m the,groun^ with .boo^JSirt&i by many local distributors, 1 and truck and trailers scheduled to bring the latest electrical mechanical de. vices here from the headquarters of the stale agents. The Spring Hill dedication is attracting state and national attention, being the first full rural electrification program to be completed by a municipal plant in Arkansas. The federal Rural Electrification Administration (REA) at Washington, D. C., in an exchange of letters with Hope Star has asked for pictures of the dedication, the REA in return furnishing the newspaper with photos of similar events throughout the nation. • • ^ Red Cross Meet Here Wednesday Hempstead County Chapter in Session at Hotel Barlow at 6 p. m. Wayne H. England, Hempstead Counstead County Red Cross chairman, announced Tuesday that a meeting of all persons interested in the organization would be held at 6 p. m. Wednesday at Hotel Barlow. Ralph Bain of Little Rock, field representative, will be here and will speak. Plans will be made for the annual Red Cross membership drive in Hempstead county, to begin Armistice Day. Persons selected to aid Mr. England in the drive will be announced at the meeting. f i i Arkansas Trio Is Again Voted Best B. R. Hamm Named on One of National Committees of Legion NEW YORK-(/}>)-Two hundred thousand veterans of the great war marched up Fifth avenue Tuesday in the greatest parade this city of notable parades has ever known. Arkansas attendants at the American Legion convention showed up in the line of inarch with a razorback hog in a cart. Trio Again Wins NEW YORK — The Hot Springs American Legion Auxiliary trio, national champion, again was awarded that honor in competition with trios from nine other states here Monday. They received §100 as first prize. The Arkansas trio, composed of Mrs. Howell Brewer, Mrs. Ralph Teed and Miss Madge Witt, with Mrs. John Summers as accompanist, will sing at the convention session Wednesday. This program will be broadcast over a na(Continued on Page Three) MIND Your MANNERS Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then checking against the authoritative answers below: 1. Is it good manners to twirl a water goblet? 2. Does a girl lead the way from a restaurant table when she has had dinner with a man'? 3. Should the acceptance of a formal invitation repeat the hour mentioned in tile invitation? 4. How soon should any invitation be answered? 5. When guests are invited to an entertainment between meal hours when is it customary to serve re_ freshments? What would you do if— You have planned to go with friends to a concert and you find that you cannot be on time— (a) Ask the others to go ahead, and join them as soon as you can? (b) Have them wait for you? (c) Give up the concert? Answers 1. No. Z. Yes. 3. Yes. 4. Right away. 5. After the entertainment. Best "What Would You Do" fo- Hition—(a). (Copyright 1937, NBA Service, Inc.)

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