All Henptead County Will Celebrate the Electrical Show and Rural Power Line Dedication at Spring Hill Wednesday, September 29. Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H- Washburn Around the Town "Social Dividends" O NE of our politician friends is indignant. / He reported he was down the street the other day with nothing much on his mind, when he saw a farmer he knew. Walking up the politician shook hands with him. "And what are you running for ?" the farmer asked. "Not a dern thing," snapped the indignant one. And, to me later, he added, "It's got so a fellow can't even shake hands any more without exciting suspicion." Aint it so ... aint it so. ... XXX From the files of William Feather's Imperial Type Metal magazine we gather this interesting view of the manners of our day and time. Quoting— • ® From the loose talk that is uttered nbout "social dividends," nnd shore the wealth, the conclusion might be drawn that all the gains of science, invention, and low-cost production arc enjoyed by a few and not by the many. The stupidity of this should be readily clear to any reasonable person who will face the facts. Let us list the great gains of the last century that are enjoyed by all, including the humblest worker or Cotton Subsidy Is Necessary to Avoid Collapse in Price —Wallace Control Required by Carry-Over as Great as That of 1932 HAD BEEN REDUCED . But Asiatic War Has Curtailed Jap Purchases, Says Secretary WASHINGTON — (If) — Belief that some sort of subsidy or adjustment payment to cotton growers will be necessary for several years was expressed by Secretary Wallace Wednesday. He told reporters that the administration has adopted a "middle course" in establishing acreage limits or "goals" for cotton next year under the soil conservation benefit program. The 1938 program sets up a cotton "goal" of 29,000,000 to 31,000,000 acres compared with about 34,000,000 this year "and an average of 36,858,000 in the 10 years of 1928-37. "One of the Southern senators thinks the cotton acreage ought to be held down next year to about 25,000," Wallace said. "Another group of Southern leaders thinks it should be about 40,000,000." Would Avoid Collapse He said the limits established by the adjjunJBtratipn werjs. intended, JQ, ; prevent a collapse or prices "as a result of as large carry-over stocks as in 1932," and at the same time give cotton growers a fair income. Total income from the large crop of more than 16,000,000 bales this year should about equal income last year, ho said, as a result of the government nine-cent loan and the subsidy payment of up to three cents a pound on part of the crop. Says Carry-Ovcr Reduced Wallace said the carry-over of American cotton had "been whittled down" from about 13,000,000 bales in August, 1933, to about 6,000,000 this year. Estimating domestic consumption and exports at about 13,000,000 bales for the present .season, which started August 1, Wallace added that the carryover into next season would increase to about 9,000,000 bales. He said that if average yields prevailing during recent years could continue next year, the 30,000,000 acres would produce between 11 and 12,000,000 bales. With consumption and exports holding up, he said the 1938 program would reduce the carry-over again to about 7,000,000 bales on Auguest 1, 1939. Cites War in China Wallace declared that the recent outbreak in the Orient had demonstrated the difficulty of anticipating exports. Japan has taken only 33,000 bales of American cotton between August 1 nnd September 15 compared with 119,000 during the same period last year. The secretary said an attempt to hold down production too much in this country in an effort to bolster domestic prices might sacrifice foreign markets completely. The cotton program in general and foreign markets in particular will be discussed by Wallace at a conference for Southern farm leaders in Memphis, October 1. Mussolini's Son Arrivesm U, S. A. Vittorio, 20, Avoids Anti- Fascist Demonstration at N. Y. C. NEW YORK •--"(/]>,"•- Successfully thwarting plans for a Communist and anti-Fasci.st demonstration, V"il- 1orii> Mussolini, a>, youngest, .son of the Italian premier, who is en route to Hollywood to Irani the moving picture 1 business, was virtually spirited ashore under police unard upon hj.s arrival from Italy Thursday. '••—-• -—<b 4 Mi — National CCC Director Is to Visit Morrilton WASHINGTON.- i.i*i —The Civilian Conscrvaiion Corps iC'C'C) said Thursday that Director Robert Fechner and Conrad Wnlh, national park service assistant director, will attend the Southwest, regional conference on state parks at Petit Jean state park, near Morrilton, Ark., October 1-2. loafer: Newspapers, radio, books in public libraries, movies, magazines, telephone, electric light, public parks, museums. Following closely arc automobiles, indoor toilets, bathtubs, refrigeration, washing machines, vacuum cleaners. Greater than any of these, perhaps, is belter health and comfort, due to public sanitation. These additions to the joy of existence didn't drop from the sky. They are the product of effort nnd scheming and planning, under private initiative. In a thousand different ways men today are working feverishly to supply the world with other devices that will make life richer for millions of people. Social dividends and pensions when paid in printing press money arc meaningless. Social dividends, when paid in free education for children and adults, are of everlasting benefit. $100,000 Loss in 'Frisco Oil Blaze Standard Oil Company Loses Storage Plant in - Conflagration SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.— (IP)—Fed by" explosions of huge oil drums and streams of flaming liquid a spectacular oil fire in the industrial section defied the efforts of almost the entire San Francisco fire department for more than five hours Wednesday night and Thursday morning. The flames were in the Standard Oil company's storage plant. Company officials said the damage would probably not exceed $100,000. A. T, Bratton Loses Liquor Franchise State Revokes Texarkana License of Former Prescott Man TEXARKANA—David L. Ford, commissioner of revenues in Arkansas, Wednesday revoked a liquor store permit issued A. T. Bratton of Texarkana, whose business i.s located at 1107 East Ninth street. It was the first license issued liquor .store dealers in Texarkana, Ark., to be cancelled. Ford said his permit, No. 226, must be surrendered to A. M. Shirey, Sr., inspector of Miller coun- (Continued on Page Six) A Thought As the print of the seal on the wax is the express image of the seal itself, so Christ is the express image—the perfect representation of God.- Ambrose-. MIND Your MANNERS Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then checking against the authoritative answers below: 1. Would it be correct for a married woman to sign her name "Mrs. John Davis" when wiring for hotel reservations'.' 2. In a hotel should one telephone for "Room Service" when asking for food to be sent to his room? .'!. How should a hotel guest call when wanting information about trains or luuKageV •I. When checking mil of a hotel is it. wi.se to call the cashier a half hour ahead of time and ask to have one's hill made out? 5. Should a woman .slaying in a Irii'Re hotel wear her hat into the dining loom in the daytime'.' What would you do if— You are checking out of a hotel? (a) Pay yonr bill at cashier's desk and send a bellboy back to yonr room for luggage'. 1 (l» Call a bellboy to yet your lun.uage and y,o down with him to check out? <c) Send your hiyga.Lic do\vn first: then [.:ay your hill and check out? Answers 1. Yes. 2. Yes. o. For "Porter's Desk"—sometimes called "Transportation Desk." 4. It saves waiting. 5. Yes. Best "What Would You Do" solution— (i.) (Copyripjil 19:17, NKA Service, Inc.' Hope Star WEATHER. Arkansas^—Partly cloudy Thursday night; Friday cloudy, probably shoiocrs in northivest portion. VOLUME 38—NUMBER 296 HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1937 PRICE 5c COPY BRITISH INVOLVE State Utilities Commissioners to Speak Spring Hill Program Being Arranged for Electric Dedication September 29 BAND CONCERT AT 6 Display Booths to Operate During Afternoon— Speaking at Night Members of the Arkansas Utilities Commission of Little Rock are expected to head the speaking program at Spring Hill schoolhouse next Wednesday night, September 29, when the City of Hope and the people of Hempstead county dedicate the new rural electrification project of the municipal water & light plant. 'Mayor Albert Graves, in charge of arrangements, announced Thursday that the invitation had gone forward to the utilities commission, which is expected to attend in a body. Also 011 the program will be a General Electric speaker, a Little Rock lecturer on electric home appliance, and John Owens of Hope, head linesman of the-municipal plant. •••«• The Hope Boys Band will precede the speakers to Spring Hill, arriving there about 6 o'clock Wednesday night, -and playing until about 7 o'clock, when the program will begin. The City of Hope also is planning to tnder a barbecue at the school grounds, depending on arrangements with the Spring Hill citizens. Spring Hill will announce its own features on the night program, including opening prayer by a rural minister, musical numbers and a historical sketch of the Spring Hill community by one of its older residents. Beginning at noon, and continuing through the afternoon until the start nf the speaking program at night, the .schoclhou.sc will be occupied by booths containing exhibits of various electrical appliances and merchandise. Booths will be installed by Hope merchants and state distributors who are co-operating from Little Rock, Red Cross Drive Is Planned Here County Quota Is 750 Members—Up 150 From Quota a Year Ago Plans for the annual Hempstead County Red Cross Roll Membership drive wore made Wednesday flight fit a meeting of chapter officials held at Hotel Barlow. The membership quota for the county was set at 750, which is 150 above the quota last year. The Rev. Bert Webb, pastor of Hope Gospel Tabernacle, was selected as chairman of the. drive in Hope. A. H. Wade of Blevins and Reginald Bearden of Hope were selected as chairmen of the rural district, Wade taking the north half and Heardcn the south half of the county, will the Missouri Pacific railroad as he division line. Miss Mineola Owens of Hope was selected treasurer, succeeding Syd McMath, resigned. The roll call membership will open Armistice Day and continue until Thanksgiving. The complete organization-, of the Hempst.cad chapter follows: Wayne H, England, county chairman; Charles Rotitnn, Sr.. vice-chairman; ,J. Fit/.-immons, secretary; Miss MiucuU Owens, treasurer; D. B. Thompson disaster relief chairman; Mrs. Flora Cotton Slater, chairman of home service. Or. J. G. Marlmdalf. first-aid chairman; Miss Melva BuHinytun, fire and home accident prevention chairman; Leonard Kllis. publicity chairman; Roliert Wilson, chairman World War Veteran's service. Nick Jewell. Hubert LaGrone. Jr.. and Georue Green, executive coin- mil tee. Ralph Kain of Little Hock, field i enresentativc of the National Red Cross, was the. principal ivaker at the meeting. In parachute jumping, the landing impact is equivalent, to a free fall from heights of from 4 to i) feet, depending on the,jumper's weight. Oi all the stars that have bee measured, the smallest is about 2 lime.' ho j.',er than the sun. Mammons Gives His Team New Scoring Plays for Friday The Bobcat-Yellow Jacket Game Is Expected to Draw Record Crowd CLOSE SCORE BELIEF New $20,000 Stadium to Be Dedicated With 15- Minute Program SHREVEPORT, La.—With a victory in their season's opener and a week's grind of hard scrimmage sessions behind them, the Byrd Yellow Jackets entrain for Hope, Ark., early Friday morning where they clash with the Hope Bobcats Friday night. The Bobcats are a highly-touted gridiron eleven, possessing a veteran array of talent in their opening lineup. Early-season predictions by Arkansas sport writers conceded the Bobcats a place in the state finals. Comparative scores give the advantage to neither squad, since the Arkansans defeated Horatio's Lions by the score of 48-0 while the Byrdmen turned the Lions back by the count of 4 .True, the Lions pushed oyer a t'ftu down against the Jackets, but it must be remembered that the Byrdmen team that was scored on was .stocked with fourth and fifth-stringers. Starting Lincpp Coach Lee Dobson is expected to start the same lineup as in the Horatio contest, with Garrett and Rainer on the terminals. Dufour and Wolbreete, tackles; Dickson and Caviness, guards; Hendricks, center; Sweeney quarterback; Bird and Feducia, halves, and Mize at the fullback post, The manner in which the stout Jacket line frustrated each offensive drive the Lions attempted to stage, brought delight to the Byrd mentors, since their principal worry has been the forward wall. Henri Wolbrette, 200-pound tackle and understudy last year, turned in a splendid performance in his first appearance as a regular. Wolbrette rose to stellar • heights in the first period when he broke through the enemy's van guard to block a punt. Charley Dufour, Wolbrette's running mate at the other tackle birth, pounded on the oval for a score. In the backfield, the Jackets uncovered several threats, principally Leo Bird, James Sweeney, Jack Orbison and Jerry Mize. Denhardt and One of Fiancee's Brothers Who Killed Him on Murder Trial's Eve Final Drill Thursday Coach Foy Hammons planned to send his Hope High School football team through a light drill practice Thursday afternoon in the last session before tackling the strong Byrd High School team here Friday night at 8 o'clock. Hammons gave his men a number of new scoring plays early this week and much time has been spent in fashioning an effective offensive to spring against the Louisianans. Tackle Freeman Stone and End Percy Ramsey, have been "booting" the ball all over the field this week and may be called back to do some of the punting against the byrdmen. Both players have been kicking the ball consistently for 50 yards. Hammons also has been devoting some lime in ground and aerial defense. Hammons predicted a hard fight from start to finish with a close score. * Byrd Reported Heavy Unofficial figures show that the Byrd team will have a weight advantage both in the line and backfield. It. will be the second game for Byrd and the third of the season for the Bobcats. Like oilier yames. the opening kickoff i.s set for S p. m. The new 520,000 stadium will be dedicated with cere- 1 mcnics a few minutes before fame time. The dedicatory program starts at 7:45 and includes a short talk by Mayor Albert Graves who will officially welcome the visitors and give the history which made the stadium possible. Acting as master of ceremonies, Mayor Graves will then introduce the opposing coaches, Lee Dobson of Byrd High and Foy H. Hammons of Hope High School. Both coaches will make short talks. Floyd Sharp, state director of WPA, and Claude Mann, district WPA supervisor, have been invited by Uie Hope School Board to be present at the dedication. England Planning to Use IL S. Pact Against Japanese . t i Washington Agreement Guaranteed Chinese Territorial Rights TO FORCE PARLEY Mount Lassen is the only "live" volcano in the United. Stales. Archer Station to Open on Saturday New $6,500 Gulf-Studebaker-Willys Agency Plans Formal Opening- Formal opening of the new $6.300 Archer Motor company service station, Third and Walnut streets, will be held Saturday. The station is one of the newest and most modern of its kind between Littje Rock and Dallas—a one-stop station where a tourist may purchase a nickel package of tape to a deluxe Studebaker automobile. The station will handle a complete line of Gulf products, Studebaker cars and trucks, Willys automobiles, and a complete line of Goodrich products which include tires, tubes and accessories. The station is equipped with the most modern greasing racks, three electrical pumps, three modern rest rooms, a spacious show and office room, a large neon sign in front of the building and neon signs around the canopy. The station has a modern garage, 30 by 90 feet. The Archer Motor company will offer the public a 24-hour service. Personnel of the company follows: E. L. Archer, general manager; Mrs. E. L. Archer, bookkeeper; Jesse Hutson, bookkeeper and front attendant; Snow Williams, grease man. In the shop will be George Duke, foreman; Clyde Morris and Robert Stewart, mechanics; Alvin James, negro, helper and mechanic; A. Lje Palmer, negro, wash boy. Calvin Archer, night manager; Billy Robertson and William Young, mechanics. President Parleys With the Mid-West Roosevelt Confers With Illinois and Nebraska Politicians Doherty Elected New Legion Head Mrs. Malcolm Douglas, Seattle, Wash., Is Chosen.. by Auxiliary NEW YORK— (IP)— Daniel J. Doherty, 43-year-old Woburn (Mass.) lawyer, who served 17 months in the American Navy during the World war, was elected national commander of the American Legion Thursday. The Legion reaffirmed its opposition to all Fascist and Communist enemies of the American constitutional system of government, recommended a bigger army and navy, and urged the necessity of protecting personal and property rights in all industrial disputes. ABOARD ROOSEVELT TRAIN, En Route to Seattle — (A>> — President Roosevelt during the first day on his West Coast trip conferred more than a hour Thursday with Illinois and Nebraska parly leaders as his special train switched through Chicago. Auxiliary Elects NEW YORK — (/P) — Mrs. Malcolm Douglas, Seattle, Wash., was elected Thursday president of the American Legion Auxiliary. Mrs. A. H. Hoffman, DesMoines, Iowa, her opponent, withdrew. Italy May Send Spain New Troops Feared Mussolini Will Retaliate lor Anti- Piracy Patrol l.O.N'UON, Eng. — Iff) — Diplomatic quarters expressed fear Wednesday night thai Premier Benito Mussolini of Italy might send more troops for the Spanish insurgent armies to offset the diplomatic setback he suffered in the anti-piracy patrol of the Mediterranean. Italy ha.s indicated .she will fall in .ine concerning the Nyon accord of nine powers fur haliing^nyslcrious attacks on .-hipping from the Mediterranean, but observers believed the Italian leader would not let matters rest at that. From Italy came circumstantial rei'.Ji'ls of moves to send more "volunteers" t.o insure victory for the Spani.-h insurgents. Biiti^h and French officials were studying r.'ians to counter such a move, witli tlit- French anxious to open the FrancufSpanish frontier. How far the (Cc.ntmuc-d on Pupe Six) Walking together at Shelbyville, Ky., much. a&shoym r in. the earlier picture; at left, Brig.-Gen, Henry H. Denhardt and his lawyer, Rhodes K. Myers, were startled to encounter Dr. E. S. Garr, right, and two other brothers of Mrs. Verna Gar Taylor. Denhardt was about to face a second trial on charges of murdering Mrs. Taylor, his fiancee. Shots rang out in the night. Denhardt tried to flee, fell dead with several bullets in his body. Myers pleaded for his life, escaped. Roy, Jack, and Dr. Garr surrendered on the scene to police. Roy attempted to take responsibility for the shoot- ing'though a revolver with two discharged shells was also found on Dr. Garr. Britain Determined to Bring Japs to World Conference Table GENEVA, Switzerland —(flV- Great' Britain was understood Thursday to be ' planning to invoke-the Washington pact guaranteeing China's territorial integrity as last resort to bring Japan to an international conference to stop ' the Sino-Japanese war. Such a move would have the addict tional advantage of bringing the United States into full co-operation on measures to halt the Far Eastern conflict—a step .considered essential if peace effors meet with success. Nov. 1st Deadline on Tax Exemption Homesteads Exempt From State Tax—Application Must Be Filed Mfs. Isabelle Onstead, Hempstead County Tax Assessor, announced Thursday that November 1 would be the last day to file applications for Homestead Exemption. "Every citizen in Hempstead county who owns a home, whether entirely paid for or not, is entitled to homestead exemption. On homes assessed at $1,000, or more, the annual saving is ?8.70, and in this proportion on smaller valuations," Mrs. Onstead said. "Your application must be filecr" by November 1 to get benefit of this exemption on 1937 taxes due in 1938. Bring your deed and a tax receipt to the assessor's office. The assessor will help you make out the blank required, and will make no charge for notary public service," Mrs. Onstead concluded. Former Head of 'White' Russian Army Vanishes PARIS France.—W 1 )—General Eugene de Miller, leader of the now mythical "White Army" of Russia, was reported Thursday to have vanished after a mysterious rendezvous which the aging czarist himself suspected as a possible trap. Japanese Clain Victory PEIPING, China— (fffcjjapsaneae military authorities announced Thursday •ithei* army had shattaijBciyjhe ChjnjBH& • concrete defense line north of Paotiitg^ , fu and had driven the Chinese'back in hand-to-hand fighting to within a mile of that strategic base 80 mile* south of here. Sharp anxiety was felt for five American citizens who are believed to have remained in Paotingfu, which Japanese planes have bombed daily. Canton Again Bombed SHANGHAI, China — (fP) — Two thousand Chinese, mostly refugees, were estimated Thursday to have been killed or injured in two days of Japanese aerial bombardment of Canton, South China city. Cotton Ginnings Close to Record Total to Sept. 16 Largest With One Exception in 13 Years WASHINGTON.— (ff) — Government reports showed Thursday that this year's large cotton crop is being picked and ginned at a near-record pace. The Bureau of the Census announced that 4,266,617 running bales had been ginned prior to September 1G, This is the largest total for that date, with one exception, in the 13 years that records have been compiled. Missing British Sloop Is Found Near Azores LONDON, Eng.— (&,-- Three independent sources Thursday reported the Endeavor I, America's cup challenger three years ago, had been located several hundred miles southwest of the Azores. The sloop bad been missing since September 13. No American-built airplanes went into battle during the World war. Cotton NEW ORLEANS—(#>)—October cotton opened Thursday at 8.63 and closed at S.51. Spot cotton closed .steady 1-1 points* lower, middling 8,51. Tennessee Vote Is Merely Advisory Prohi Referendum, Not Binding, Is Expected to Go^Dry" NASHVILLE, Tenn. —Iff)— Despite perfect election weather, the lightest vote in years was being cast Thursday in Tennessee's referendum on the state's dry laws. Repealist leaders, who ridiculed this manner of deciding the liquor question, predicted a dry victory. Should the state give a majority for repeal, the dry statutes still stand because the constitution stipula'(> that a law can not be made or changed by direct vote of the people. Nor would a wet victory bind the legislature to enact liquor legislation. Ai> Advisoiy Vote NASHVILLE, Tenn.—(A 3 )—Dry since 1909, Tennessee is holding a statewide referendum Thursday on its prohibition statutes but the result of the election will not be binding on the legislature. It. may ake the advice, of the voters, or leave it alone. Repealists in the main have shown no interest in the referendum. They called it "silly," since the result is merely advisory. But prohibition leaders, who sent speakers throughout the state, contended that a smashing dr> victory "will settle the question foi decades to come." "With the assurance that Shelbj county (Memphis) is not interested i*the referendum the dry victory seemi almost certain, especially with the la;k of interest on the part of the wets," said the Rev. Robert S. Tinson, superintendent of the state Anti-Saloon League.
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