Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 22, 1937 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 22, 1937
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V Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor —— Alex. H, Washburn Chambef of Commerce Poll A Livestock Market W HAT projects do the people think the Chamber of Commerce ought to work for, looking to the betterment of local trade and our territory's position in the state? A bulletin issued September 20 by Secretary E. H. Lilly asks the membership to write down their suggestions and return them to the chamber's offices at once. The defensive nature of a Chamber of Commerce— protecting its territory against the trade plans of rival cities —suggests certain obvious projects which the directors will naturally follow up. But individual citizens will invariably have constructive ideas that may be applied to a long- range program, and these ideas should be laid before the whole community. ® One subject already well-discussed is good roads. The Hope territory has only one paved highway, No. 67, also the only federally-designated road in this area. A road deserving equal recognition is No. 29, connecting with Louisiana pavement at Arkana. This highway, recognized as an important feeder road for No. 67, bringing through traffic from south Texas points, is so heavily traveled that its gravel surface can't be maintained, It deserves a modem grade and either blacktop or concrete surfacing. Looking toward trade and industry, the Chamber of Commerce ought to consider two specific projects: (1) Revive the dairy program launched by the last chamber, with possibility of also establishing a livestock yard here; and (2) revive the Southwest Arkansas Fair. . ' x When the nation began to emerge from the panic a few years ago the possibilities of the dairy' business in this section were again recognized as four competing companies surveyed the territory for the establishment of a local milk or cream plant. But the Kraft-Phcnix Uiocso corporation itself returned to the city it had withdrawn from in 1930-31, and set up the big whole-milk market now operating on South Walnut street. The Kraft plant is an important operation, one that any city would make a sacrifice to secure for its own territory. XXX It is likely only the first step in a broadening dairy and livestock business for this area. The performance of the cotton market in 1937 tells us in no uncertain language that the day of unlimited cotton production has vanished for this generation. Much of our cultivated land must be diverted to other uses. Livestock is an ideal alternative, and the conversion of milk into its various products means a cash income every month for the farm community. This means a tremendous and difficult change for the farmer, but no greater a change than the" one that has .boon trolng. cgi, among,4ty,.husi,, nesses-in-recent years. Those who recognize the change will get along, and those who don't will be left at the wailing-place—in the country as well as in the town. An important side-line of the dairy business, of course, is the buying and selling of stock. A couple of years ago Pine Bluff obtained a livestock market for the southeastern counties. Hope is perfectly situated for such n market serving the southwestern counties. It would stimulate enormously the livestock trading that is already an important part of our local trade. And it would help the dairy program, just as the dairy .rrogram in turn helps the livestock trade. Fight to Eliminate Mosquitoes in Hope toBeginThisWeek City Board of Health to Make Inspection Tour of Town Grumpier Resigns as Band Director No Successor Announced as Yet to Head Hope Organization L. E. Crumpler( director of Hope Boys band for the past three years, has resigned his position here ,it was announced Wednesday by Mrs. E. W. Dossett of the band auxiliary. In submitting his resignation, Mr. Grumpier said that he was planning an extensive program at Camden and felt that he could not divide his time between the two cities. Robert O'Neal and Olin Lewis are temporarily in charge of the band and will direct at at the dedication of the new high school athletic stadium here Friday night. No'successor to Mr. Grumpier, who revived the Hope band th|-ec years ago, has been selected. It was planned to obtain W. H. Higdon of Shreveport as the new director, but Mr. Higdon wired Wednesday that he would be unable to come here because lie had accepted another position at Shreveport. President to Tour Northwest Only Roosevelt Carries Court Issue Into Territory of Opponents WASHINGTON. - (A't - President Roosevelt's restricting his Western tour mainly to Northwestern states and Chicago came as a surprise Tuesday to many political onlookers. They had expected him to include a sweep down the West Coast and return via the interior South to gauge for himself the effect on his popularity of his defeat in the recent se.ssion of congress on court rejuvenation. Plans disclosed at the summer White House call for the president's first appearance at Cheyenne, Wyo. Whether that and subsequent Wyoming addresses and others to follow in Montant imply the opening of a campaign c'f administration reprisals against Senators O'Mahoney and Wheeler, lead- (Conlimied on Pn/;e Two) COOPERATION ASKED Missouri Pacific Railroad to Furnish 1,500 Gallons of Oil Free By DR. P. B CARRIGAN City Health Physician We regret that we are so late this senson in putting on the fight to eliminate mosquitoes, but we are interested personally in riding oiir town of these pests in order to protect the people, especially the children and babies in Hope from contracting malaria or other infection. The Missouri Pacific railroad has been very generous for the past four years to donate about 1,500 gallons of oil for the purpose of oiling the breeding places of mosquitoes in order to detsroy them and this free gift was made to the inhabitants of our town. The hospital department of the railroad gets regular reports from their local men and they are able to check up on the employees who are suffering with malarial infections. Co-opcratlon Urged Unless the men who arc trying to oil the breeding places of the mosquitoes have the' co-operation of the people in town, they will not be able to eliminate these pests. I have made an inspection over our town and find that over 215 refrigerators drain underneath the houses, making ideal breeding places for the mosquitoes. The men can't get under the houses to spray oil in these places for a num- bal'-ofUhe honwjos- are .built too Icrw on the'ground. ' '"• If the families would only arrange in some way to catch this water and empty it out into dry places it would eliminate many mosquitoes for any standing water is a regular breeding place. There have been more complaints on the mosquitoes in our town this year than usual and the rains have filled the ditches and low places and the sewers have overflowed and flushed out quantities of the larvae that hatch into the anopheles, which is the malaria mosquito. The anopheles carries the malaria germ. The eggs are laid in shady or marshy places. Sometimes a mile from town as the malarial mosquito will range about a mile into town and also they are brought in cattle cars from the river bottoms. This mosquito can transmit malaria to a person with one or two bites in a short time. It usually takes 12 days for the mosquito to infect a person after he is bitten. We have a good many species of mosquitoes and the yellow fever mosquito is also indigious to this section. It is very important that we have the cooperation of the people of Hope in stamping out this pest. Many lirccding Places The best method of fighting malaria is to eliminate these breeding places and oiling these places kills the larvae forming on standing water. If each of you will watch youi- own premises closely, and also check up on your neighbor's yard, and if you find any standing water report health officer, we will to the City try to have someone oil those places promptly. Mosquitoes will breed for about 30 days more and it is not too late for our people to l.elp get rid of some of them. Before the town was paved the streets were oiled and when the oil washed into the ditches by rain, we had very few mosquitoes. We will be glad to have a report from any one and if you would fumigate your homes with sulphur this would kill a number. As the Weather gets cooler they try to hibernate iu our hcmes.- Towa Well Drained The town of Hope is well drained, as we are situated on the water shed; the water leading from Main street to Outachitii river and the other side of town to Red river. Therefore, if everyone will watch their premises closely and see that there is no standing water around their homes, we could easily eliminate so many fosquitoos and the sanitary condition here would be greatly improved. Without standing water, we would not have to call on the railroad for oil to destroy the mosquito, and we certainly need the co-operation of the citizens in Hope. The Chamber of Commerce, as well as the difcrent clubs in town, should be interested in the health of the people of Hope and do their part in ridding the town of any infection. The City Board of Health will :nake a close inspection of the entire town during the week, and we hope that no one will tak( done exceptions to anything that is for the improvement of sanitary conditions in Hope. A Thought Nor cell, nor chain, nor dungeon speaks to the murderer like (he voice of solitude.- Mai in in. WEATHER. Arlcansas—Falr Wednesday night, Thursday partly cloudy. VOLUME 38—NUMBER 296 HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22,1937 RESTORE ILL TA 300 Killed in Jap Air Raid on Cant ~ — Nanking Bombed Twice in Face of Whites' Warning Aged and Helpless Murdered When Unable to Flee Capital City 'REGRET' TO BRITISH Tokyo's Note Regarding Attack on Ambassador Is "Insufficient" HONGKONG, British Crown Colony.— (IP)— Three hundred lives were feared lost at Canton, China Wednesday in a series of devastating raids by Japanese bombing planes. Nanking Bombed Twice NANKING, China— (IP)— Less than 48 hours after British and American protests to the Japanese government against unrestricted bombardment of this capital, more than 50 Japanese airplanes twice rained death and destruction from the skies Wednesday; killing and wounding and burning to death more than 200 non-combatant Chinese. The killed and injured were mostly those who had been too feeble and helpless to join the. exodus, into the safety of the surrounding hillsides. The lives of 20 Americans, including seven women, were endangered by the bombardments and the screen of fire raised by Chinese anti-aircraft batteries against the raiders. The^most denesly-populated section of the, city was attacked, including a new residential dtsirtc where American residents' homes were situated. Japanese "Regrets" TOKYO, Japan— (IP)— Japan Wednesday expressed regret for the wounding of the British ambassador to China in an aerial attack outside Shanghai. British quarters said it did not meet their demands for an apclogy and assurance that such incidents would not again occur. U. S. Protests Again WASHINGTON. — (/P) — The Un i ted States government Wednesday delivered to Japan a second and more vigorous protest against the bombing of Nanking. Dance School Now in New Quarters Mrs. Ogburn's Studio Is Located at 517 South Main Street The Ogburn School of Dancing is now located in new quarters at 517 South Main street, this location having been remodeled and fully equipped for a dance studio. Mrs. Ogburn, who has made her home in Hope for the past year, invites anyone interested to call and (Continued on Page Two) MIND Your MANNERS Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then checking against the authoritative answers below: 1. If grapefruit is being served for breakfast, where is the spoon placed? 2. How late may a meal be served and still be called breakfast? 3. Is » breakfast menu .served after eleven o'clock more like that ol a breakfast or luncheon? 4. Would formal invitations be used for a late breakfast party? 5. Might breakfast be served buffet style for a number of guests? What would you do if— You are a hostess serving coffee at the- breakfast table— (a) Put the cream and sugar in first? (b) Pour the coffee and then add tream and sugar? (c) Pour coffee and pass the cream and sugar? Answers 1. Either on table at extreme right or on plate with grapefruit. 2. Until 12.30. •i. Luncheon; although there are seldom more than four courses. 1 No. 5. Yes. Best "What Would You Do" solution (a). iC 1 M|-..viiKht 1IU7, NEA Service, Inc.) 1937 Edition of the Hope Bobcats, Which Will Meet Shreveport Here This Friday PRICE 6c COPY ROW, L<3ft to Right—Woodrow Parsons, halfback; Vasco Bright,, quarterback; Hugh Carson, center; Joe Bason, fullback; Edward Aslin, halfback; Leonard Bearden, halfbj^ck; Grady Quimfes, . tackle^,, Captain G. V. Keith, guard. ' SECOND Row, Left to Right—Edward Lester, student manager; Hugh Reese, end; Freeman Stone, tackle; Robert Jewell, center; J. W. Bearden, center; Jimmie Watson, guard; Percy Ramsey, end; John Wilson, tackle. „, ' '•••;' —Photo by Hope Star THIRD Row, Left to Right—Jewell Still, guard; Phil- l.ip Keith, halfback; Major Simpson, tackle:.'Tommy Turnetv-end; Mickey Williams, end; Mac^ TMrnerVhalf- ba,(*tefrArthur Bamstudeijt manager, v '**.u^ i • ••$-, - : FOURTH Ro>vf l,eft to Right—Mis£ Beryl Henry>. superintendent of schools; Jimmie Jones, principal and assistant coach; Hobert Purtle, guard; Bob Ellen, end;: William Taylor, tackle; James Walker, guard; and Coach Foy H. Hammons. City Council by 4-3 Vote Retain 2V 2 Hope Returns to" Property Levy'at f i sion Tuesdayj; $3,500 PIER Notice Given ProperiielP Connect Wiih CitjH, Sewer Mairis^K, j * \ "4$ ^ *>yj? The city council Tuesday nighJ!pas*»| ed an ordinance hiking the, city, tax-* levy froin 2Vfe to 5 mills. ?' f "* The new rate, it is estimated, bring in an additional $3,500 ann to the city treasury. ( \ "•< The rate was cut from 5 to 2W n a year, ago. , t i1; ^i Alderman ^Kenneth G. Hamilton troduced the ordinance which 'rar ed in much discussion, and, fin adoption by a unanimous vote. . ^ Alderman E. P. Young, introduced'' an amendment leaving the rat* at'~ mills. Supporting Mr. Young 1 Aldermen Carter Johnson ana Johneon. ( / Amendment Defeated Voting against the amendment weril K. G. Hamilton, Charles Taylor, C, Cassidy and F. D. 'Henry. Aid Quit Football at Magnolia College Schedule Abandoned Because of Lack of Material This Year MAGNOLIA, Ark.—(/P)—The board of trustees of Magnolia A. & M. college instructed President C. A. Overstreet Wednesday to cancel the season's football schedule because of the lack of material. ' "We are a junior college and our schedule this year had six senior colleges on it," said Overstreet. "Our material did not justify us to attempt to carry out the schedule. "This year we will engage in a full- time intramural football program. Next year we will arrange a schedule with team in our class and carry on as usual." Had Been Rumored MAGNOLIA, Ark.—(/P)—Magnolia A. and M. College cancelled Tuesday two scheduled football games and college officials indicated that the sport might be abandoned for the year. The cancelled games were with Henderson State Teachers College, booked here Friday night, and with Louisiana Normal at Nachitoches, La., the following week. Coach Sage McLean said it had been impossible to develop a team with the material that reported. President C. A. Overstreet said definite decision would be reached Wednesday by the board of trustees on whether other scheduled games would be played. Games remaining on the schedule are with Arkansas Tvch, Arkansas State Teachers, Texnrkana College, Hendrix, Arkansas State College and Monticcllo A. and M. Los Angeles Gets Legion Convention Green, Head of A. F. of L., Addresses New York City Meeting NEW YORK. — (IP) — The American Legion Wednesday selected Los Angeles as the site of the 1938 convention. William Green, president of the American Federation of Labor, recommended closer co-operation between the Legion and his organization in an address before the Legion's 19th annual convention. Another speaker, Brig.-Gen. Frank Hines, administrator of veterans' affairs, urged upon the legionnaires and auxiliaries a tolerance toward new ideas. Former Pastor of Hope Dies at 79 Rev. W. T. Sullivan Local Presbyterian Minister in Year 1904 HOT SPRINGS, Ark.—(/I 1 )—The Rev. W. T. Sullivan, 79, pastor of Trinity Presbyterian church, died at his home here Wednesday after several weeks' illness. He was ordained in 1883 at Cabot, and held his first pastorate at Hope in 1004. He also served at DcQucen, Ash- clown and Washington, Ark.; Brownwood, Texas, and Fairview, O'kla. His survivors are, his widow, a brother and two sisters. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Bulletins CLARKSDALE, Miss.-(;P)-IdIers and itinerants were mobilized Wednesday for cotton picking in the big harvest in the Delta. Officers issued "work or go to jail" orders. HYDE PARK, N. Y.-(/P)-John Biggcrs, administrator of the unemployment census, announced after a summer White House conference Wednesday that President Roosevelt had approved final plans for n voluntary enumeration. He added that the expected count would be completed before De- ccmber 1. HOLLYWOOD, Caiif.-(/P)-Ruth Roland, San Francisco-born star of the silent, movies, died here Wednesday after a long illness. TEXARKANA. — (IP) — A United States district court grand jury returned ail indictment Wednesday against O. L. Henderson, former LaFnycttc county farm agent, charging him willi forgery in connection with the issuance of emergency crop loan checks of the Federal Farm Credit corporation, H END A YE, Franco - Spanish Frontier—(/P)—Fresh advances east and smith of Gijon, Spain, were reported Wednesday by an insurgent communique which announced the capture of another dozen villages. The Rules of the Road A Brief Discussion of Some Important Traffic Rules. The Motor Vehicle Act embraced in Act 300 of 1937, is declared to be applicable and uniform throughout Hie State of Arkansas and in all political subdivisions and municipalities therein, and no local authority shall enact or enforce any rules or regulations in conflict with the provisions of the act unless expressly authorized therein. This provision is quickly recognized as being of wide spread importance. Since Arkansas citizens are moving about a great deal and taking little cognizance of county lines or city limits, there is uo reason why they should encounter a different set of driving rules each time they drive from one town or city to another. The Act of course does not take away those privileges of cities which come particularly within their jurisdiction. Cities may regulate speed within certain restricted areas anu on certain streets; they have full Inti- ®- tude in the erection of signs on these streets which are not a part of the State Highway; they may specify restricted business districts, one way streets, through streets, boulevards, parking or no parking areas, and such other things as are particularly local. They may not enact contrary regulations having to do with such things as turning signals, lanes from which turns are to be made, the movement of traffic at signal lights, and stop signs, and such other practices as with- (CuiiUiuied on Page Two) REIOSVILLE, Ga.—OT—Six coli- vicls who escaped Tuesday night from Tattnail prison were recap- lured Wednesday. New Supply of Text Books Is Expected When Shipment Arrives Public Will Be Informed, Says Austin K. E. Austin, Hempstead County School Examiner, said Wednesday thiit he expected a shipment of free lext books to arrive here within the next few days. When the books arrive he said he would make a public announcement. Seventy per cent of books used in the first to the eighth grades inclusive t ire furnished free to the students. They are required to purchase the other 30 per cent. Mr. Austin announced that the 70 per cunt supply had been exhausted— but that he had a stock of 30 per cent that can be purchased from him at his home, 215 North Ferguson street. Distribution of the free books will be resumed when the shipment arrives. The first supply became exhausted ht'cui'e .if higher enrollment of .'ihi.rjls over last year, Work Relief to Be Slashed Hard Curtailment Forecast in Next Fiscal Year to Balance Budget WASHINGTON.-(ff)-Informed fiscal officials predicted Wednesday the administration will trim work relief spending substantially during the next fiscal year in an effort to balance the budget. The clue for these predictions came from a statement issued by Marvin Mclntyre, White House secretary, saying Mr. Roosevelt had made the final allocation under the 1937 public works extension act and approved Secretary Ickes' rejection of numerous projects because the applicants were able to finance them without federal help. •• « • Martindale Named to Red Cross Post Five Red Cross First-Aid Stationed Planned on County Highways Appointment of Dr. J. G. Martindale Hope as first-aid chairman of the Hempstead County chapttr of American Red Cross was announced Wednesday by Wayne H. England, county chairman. Five first-aid stations are planned on lighways in the county. The purpose of the stations is to give first-aid to persons injured in highway accidents. One station is planned at Emmet and another at Fulton. Location of the other three h.-ive not been determined f'ersons who poerate the stations must qualify to give f.ist-aid. The tests will be given free by Dr. Martindale who has donated his time o instruct persons in giving first-aid. Equipment for the stations will be urnished by the county chapter of the 3ed Cross. No one will receive compensation 'or operation of the stations, all services being donated to aid mankind and to curb accidents on highways. A meeting will be held at 6 p. m. Wednesday at Hotel Barlow where plans will be discussed for the annual membership drive in Hempstead county, to begin Armistice Day. Persons interested in the organization are invited. Ralph Bain of Little Rock, field representative of the Red Cross organization, will be a speaker at the meeting. •• « n»i Marsala wine may be used in cooking light meats such as chicken and veal. It does not blend as well, however, with beef. Keith was absent and not voting. After the amendment was de«eated£ Aldermen Young, Carter Johnson I * Roy Johnson joined tin, others in.j passing' the " - r ThoiTv^iri fer.the 5-mill rate . ' tended the estimated |3 1 500''^M n ed— while those voting against it pressed the opposite. ' Sanitary Complaint C. C. Collins, a member of the 1 of Health, reported that he had ed notice on several property ownenj to connect' with sewer mains w they now maintained open toilets. Collins didn't mention the names <&; any of the property owners; 'S .In serving the notices, Mr. CoUia| said he pointed out the city ordinances which gives the Board of Health authority to 1 ^enforce connections where] open toilets exist within 300 feet at sewer mains. A petition bearing names of neatly- 100 residents of near the old Garland school was filed with the council protesting against future Jocation and operation of carnivals in that vicinity. Alderman Young reported that part of the equipment of the city's new auto testing station had arrived. The,' station will be at Fair park and is expected to be in operation next month,: Automobile owners will be required. to have their cars tested twice each, year at a fee of 50 cents ;per test,' — , — i» • •. -, Hoffman's Aide Is Beaten in Jersey Clergyman, Entering Politics 3 Years Ago, ..Gets G. 0. P. Nomination NEWARK, N. J.-v<P)--State Senator Lester Clee, Presbyterian clergyman who entered politics as an amateur three years ago, Wednesday saw his winning margin in the Republican gubernatorial primary swell past the 60,000-vote mark. As final returns emphasized hsi de- cisvie victory over Clifford Powell, state senator and veteran of 22 years in public Ifie, they also boosted to an, impressive total the man Clee must beat for the governorship in November—United States Senator Harry Moore, unopposed for the Democratic nomination for governor. Clee, who made Governor Harold Hoffman's administration his campaign issue, charged Hoffman in supporting Powell sought to continue "domination" of the Republican party. Tourist Finds His Hat Year After Losing It WISNER, Neb.—</P)—J. W. Richmond of Wisner left his Panama hat it a Canby, Minn., restaurant while en route home after a vacation. This summer, a year after losing the hat, he stopped in the same restaurant for lunch. There was the hat, waiting for hire to claim it. And it was spotlessly brushed, too. Cotton NEW ORLEANS.—<£>)—October cotton opened Wednesday at 8.72 and closed at 8.66-bid and 8-67-asked. Spot cotton closed steady two points lr.\vcr, middling 8.G8,

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