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:" AH Hempstead 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 • Welcome, Shreveport! Remember Highway No. 29 COUTHWEST Arkansas joins Hope this Friday night in O welcoming Shreveport, whose Byrd High School Yellow Jackets are in town to play the local Bobcats. Yellow Jackets vs. Bobcats—whether Hope gets stung, or Shreveport gets scratched, is a matter of small moment in the long-time relations between two neighbor cities. We are going out this Friday night to see a football game between two cities that have never met before—yet two cities that have more in common than we ordinarily think about. Our Shreveport guests might carry this thought home with them, when thoy return over Arkansas State Highway No. 29 : Louisiana has paved this route to the Arkansas lino, but the 53 miles from there to Hope is gravel. Hope would like to see Arkansas No. 29 paved at some early day. Shreveport can help us. Traffic on No. 20 is so heavy it is impossible lo mainlain a good gravel road. Shreveporlers, heading for Hot Springs, travel this road. Shreveporters, touring to the East, travel this road. Also, tourists from south Texas—all of them striking the transcontinental concrete here at Hope, on U. S. No. 67. No. 29 ought to be paved—but before it is paved we must have it declared a federal highway. Only Star Italians Bar New Troops to Spain; Europe Suspicious Mussolini Anxious for Alliance — England, France Are Watchful EVE HITLER SESSION Italian and German Dictators Scheduled to Meet Saturday BULLETIN MUNICH, Germany — (/P) — Informed sources disclosed Friday that Premier Mussolini and Chancellor Hitler have agreed (o make a joint world appeal for peace when they speak Tuesday at a huge demonstration in Berlin. LONDON, Eng.—(/P)—An authoritative source asserted Friday that Premier Mussolini had promised Britain .and France he would send no more "volunteers" to Spain, making possible Italian entrance in the Anglo- French diplomatic front and a new balance of power for Europe. While Britain and France were keenly anxious to accept Italy's advances at face value they could not help but look for a possible snag, Mussolini's sudden willingness to promise that no further troops would be sent to aid the Spanish insurgents —coming on the even of his departure for a conference with Chancellor Hotler of Germany—caused many observers to wonder whether Italy is preparing some new and surprising wove. Mussolini and Hitler BERLIN, Germany—(/P)—Nazi leaders of Germany headed southward Thursday night to welcome Premier Benito Mussolini of Italy on his ar- ?ival Saturday at Munich. Berlin con- inued its feverish preparations for Mussolini's first visit to the German capital Monday. It has been years since Berlin officially welcomed the head of a great power. Hitler has given orders for a lavish reception. Workmen have been I busy for weeks. A small forest of trees in front of the Institute of Technology vanished in a few hours, removed to widen the boulevard. The principal review in honor of Mussolini probably will be held there. High towers for flags and powerful lights have been erected at important intersections. Workmen tore up large sections of historic Unter cle Linden to lay undcrgound cables. in that way can we put it oh a par with oilier tourisl Irails in obtaining federal aid. Shrevcport can help us get that federal designation for No. 29. It is a matter on which H^pe citizens shortly will send a committee lo Shreveport. May our visitors keep Ihat in mind. Meanwhile, we wish them a pleasant time in our city, and a quick and safe journey home afterward. As for live football game—you know Hope didn't invite Shreveport here simply to add to our victory column. One of the most famous fool- ball aggregalions in Southwest high school history is on Hammons Field this Friday night, to dedicate the new stadium. And if the Yellow Jackets turn our Bobcats into a hornet's nest— at least we'll have seen what gives Byrd High its football reputation. On the other hand— Definitely yes. _WF,ATHER. Arkanms—Cloudy, occasional skoivers, cotter in central and north portions Friday night; Saturday mostly cloudy, local raw, colder. VOLUME 38—NUMBER 297 JHOPE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24,1937 PRICE 5c COPY SLAYER EXECUTED •«• w w ft ft ft ft ft K ft ft ft ft ft Bobcats Set for Tough Game Here Friday ~s -=? ._. , * Bvrd Tfiam to Park II SI Flppfktn lc~~«J M~... c±. i c^f.t.. D _ i_ r\_i- i TG««J*I?J j~i~ Unemployed Will Be Polled Soon "Census" of Unemployed to .Be Taken by U. S. Government By MORGAN M. BEATTY AP Feature Service Writer WASHINGTON - You'll soon bo Trouble in Ethiopia LONDON, Eng.—(/I')—An authoritative source said Thursday night that a new balance of power in Europe was made possible by the expected agreement of Premier Mussolini to the Anglo-French working agreement. This source said that Mussolini promised France that no more Italian troops would go to Spain if Italy, Great Britain and France could agree, as expected, on Italy's place in the Mediterranean anti-piracy patrol and on other questions. This promise was said to have been given by Bovn Scoppa, Italian representative at Geneva, to Lvon Delbos, French foreign minister, at Geneva yesterday, and to have been reaffirmed by Italian Foreign Minister Count Galeav.zo Ciano in Rome. It was said that Ciano added that a "satisfactory solution" of the Spanish situation now was in sight. This was considered an indication that Great Britain and France hope to induce Mussolini to withdraw Italian troops in Spain as well as to guarantee to send no more. There was a strong belief that. Mussolini, having trouble in Ethiopia, is making a bid for French and British recognition of Italian empire in order to make Italian rule easier in East (Continued on Page Three) Food Contest Win ners Margie M airhead Mable C. Schneiker Mrs. Pat G. Casey Mrs. William R. Orton Mrs. F. M. Horton Please call al Roberts Grocery and Market for your FREE Saenger passes. Turn to page 5 for this week's contest. hearing a lot aboul forlhcorning "census" of the unemployed, bul you'll need n compass lo work your way through the maze of technical pros and cons. Here are three big points to keep in mind: 1. The count will not be a census in the commonly accepted meaning of that word. It will be rather an official registration of the citizens who want, or are willing, to classify themselves as unemployed. 2. The poll will mark Ihc firsl experiment by Ihc Uniled States government in this kind of census-taking. 3. The so-called census is an excellent example of how the voice of the American public can make itself tieard between national elections. For it was a recurring public outcry lhat brought both parties into (he open on the question of an unemployment census. So widely varying were the estimates of unemployment that people began to wonder, and ask, why the federal government didn't find out how many people actually were unemployed. Newspaper editorials on this subject were appearing al the rate of five or six » week last January. By the time the leaves were budding, the rate was 50 a week. A Blank Check Last .spring young Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., Republican senator from Massachusetts, slipped an amendment in to the annual relief bill providing for a complete census of the unemployed by the census bureau. Without warning, he called for ;i vote and got it. Bolls, sergeants-iil-arms nnd senatorial secretaries startled the Potomac countryside immediately with an emergency call to the Democratic faithful. Breathless senators reached thei rseats in time to turn aside Mr. Lodge and his amendment, -18 to ,'iO. After all, a Democratic administration shouldn't let Republicans gel the popular end of public questions. The Democratic leadership then got btusy and framed a bill Hiving the President a blank check and unlimited power to take almost liny kind of unemployment count thai appealed to him. The measure slid through like greased lightning. The President's Problem The President had to keep in mind the fact that a complete census by trained census bureau men would cost $25,000,000—a sum that would put a big dent in his budget for 1938. Moreover, the regular census will answer all employment questions within ;i scant two years, in 1940. A compromise was Mi-. Roosevelt's bvious out. First he decided to limit the cost .so far as the federal government is concerned to $4.000,000. Then figured out a tentative plan to have (Continued on Pago Three) A Thought To will what God doth will, is the i inly science lh:u give-: u;: re.st. —Longfellow. Byrd Team to Pack Weight Advantage; Game Starts at 8 Both Squads Reported to in Good Physical Condition DEDICATE ST A DIU M Special Train Bringing Visitors—Packed Stadium Expected Coach Foy H. Hammons' Bobcats were set Friday for one of the toughest game of the season as they wailed the hour of the kickoff that will send them against a powerful Byrd High School team of Shrevcport in the new high school stadium hero Friday night at 8 o'clock. "The squad is in good shape and we will have no alibis if we are beaten," shortly after 11 a. m. Friday and took porter at noon. "I expect a hard game and a close score," said Hammons. The Shreveport team, headed by Ccach Leo Dobson, arrived in Hope up headquarters at hew Capital hotel. After announcing his probable starting lineup, Coach Dobson had little comment for publication. He said that he expected a hard fight. The visiting team is in good shape with the exception of Ed Wendling, tackle. Weights of Teams The Byrdmen will pack a weight advantage of five pounds to the man, averaging 179 ponnds lo 174 for Hope. The Shreveport line, the heaviest in Louisiana, will average 188 pounds to 178 for the Bobcats, a 10-pound weight advantage. Hope's backfield will out- weight the visitors, 166 to 164, figures show. ' A special train, bearing reserve players, 300 students, the Byrd High School band and followers of the team, will arrive in Hope over the L. & A. tracks at 7:05 p. m. The special train will stop at the L. & A. depot (not the Missouri Pacific). On arriving here, a parade will start at the depot and extend through the business section of town. Lurgo Crowd Expected The season's largest crowd is expected to witness the game and the dedication of the new $20,000 stadiurh. Visitors are urged to purchase their tickets downtown to avoid a rush at the entrance gates. Tickets can be obtained at Hope Confectionery or Jacks Newsstand, adults 50 cents and students, 25 cents. Reserve seat tickets can be obtained at the entrance gate. Tickets have been selling at a rapid pace and indications are that the new high school athletic plant will bo swelled to capacity. Besides the big Ehrevoporl delegation, fans from several southwest Arkansas cities will be here. The stadium gates will open earlier than usual to allow additional time for fans to get .seated. Gales swing open at 7 o'clock instead of 7:15. The Auxiliary of Hope Boys band, in charge of concessions, announced that 100 new pillows will be on sale at 10 cents each. The auxiliary will also offer hot-dogs and sandwiches for sale in. addition to bottle drinks, candy, peanuts and pop corn. Dedication Ceremonies Dedication of the ncwuiUulium will begin at 7:45 o'clock and continue until 8— the lime for start of the game. Mayor Albert Graves will bo master of ceremonies and will welcome the U. S. Fleet Is to Stay in Asia for Duration of War Admiral YarneHWill Watch China Ports While Fighting Lasts \ 100 DIE IN HANKOW Nine Jap Bombers Strike Heart of City, Aiming . at Army Arsenal BULLETIN PEIPING, China—(/P)—The Japanese army announced Friday that ': Fanlingfu, Chinese stronghold 80 • miles southwest of here, had been ' captured and the Chinese garrison \ annihilated., WASHINGTON — (/P)— The United Stales served formal notice Friday that it."! Asiatic fleet would remain in Chinese walers "a.s long as the present controversy between China and Japan exists." Admiral Yarnell's announcement said the Navy's policy of maintaining warships at ports where needed for the protection of American nationals "will continue in full force even after our nationals have'been warned to leave China and after opportunity to leave has been given." Japs Bomb Hankow SHANGHAI, China—(/P)—Nine Japanese planes Friday bombed Hankow, great port of the middle Yangtze river valley, killing approximately 100 persons and wounding twice as many. The raiders, apparently trying to destroy the big army arsenal in Han- yang, dropped three large'bombs on crowded cily dislricts, two in the river near the British gunboat Aphis, and others in the surrounding coun- I About 100 buildings were damaged. Hanyang is separated from Hankow by the Han river. Second New Steel Safety Bus Is Delivered to Hope Public School System This Week Sandy Edwards Is Put to Death for Killing of CLamt Death-Chair Closes Story of Two-Year Chase for; Local Killer Bailey Still Holds Up Election Date 1^000-Minor Office Vacancies to Be Included in Call Protest Civilian Bombings LONDON, Eng.—(/P)—Sir Robert Craigie, British ambassador to Japan, was instructed Friday to make strong representations to the Japanese government against the bombing of nonmilitary objectives by Japanese air forces in China. (Continued on Page Three) Chancellor Steel Offers Petitions 300 Names Back Candidate for Sixth District Chancery Post LITTLE ROCK—(/!')—Judge A. P. Steel, Ashdown incumbent, filed Friday his nominating petitions as a candidate for the Sixth chancery district judgeship post to be voted on «t the forthcoming special general elec- ion. The petitions carried more than 300 names. Riot Stab Wound Fatal for California Warden SACRAMENTO, Calif.—(/P)—Warden C. A. Larkin, 4G, of Folsom prison, died Friday of an infection from stab wounds received in last Sunday's penitentiary riot, LITTLE ROCK— (IP)— The date for the special senatorial election remained indefinite Friday as Governor Bailey returned from a "non-political" speaking tour without an announcement. His aides said a check showed "some 1,000" minor office vacancies have* to be included in the election call. Chicken Hawks Follow Grasshoppers in West COLORADO SPRINGS —(/P)— The grasshopper invasion in eastern Colorado has attracted thousands of chicken hawks. Several ranchers reported recently the skies were black with hawks circling over regions where the 'hoppers were thick. The hawks settled down at various places and feasted until the supply of grasshoppers was exhausted, then moved on to other 'hopper infested regions. Cotton —Photo by the Star Following up its program of converting all school buses to steel safety- coach equipment, the board of Hope Special School District this week accepted delivery of the second steel bus in two years. The machine, a Wayne steel coach mounted on a Chevrolet body, is shown above as photographed by The Star Tuesday in front of Young Chevrolet company show-rooms. The bus scats approximately 60 students, and is equipped with all the latest safety devices, including left and right turn indicator lamps at the rear. ' -.. . SEIZED, PINE BLUFF Negro Fled First to Louisiana After Howard-' Hempstead Murder • (Photo' on Page 2) Marion (Sandy) Edwards, negro, 63, who killed Cross Lamb, white farmer, 30, with an axe on the latter's farm at the Howard-Hempstead county line October 26, 1935, was executed in the electric chair at Tucker Prison Farm at dawn Friday morning. Sheriff J. E. fiearden and others from this, county saw Edwards die. The negro had been tried and sentenced in the July term of Hempstead circuit court. Story of Murder ... - ^ It was the end of a murder story two years long. Boiled down fromThe s Star's account of July 6, quoting Sheriff Bearden, the story was this: Edwards killed Lamb while the white man was helping him stake out some timber for sale. The 'negro said he believed the. whitman Report of Endeavor's Safety Is Groundless LONDON, Eng.—(XP)—Lloyds began a thorough investigation Friday of the apparently groundless radio report broadcast Thursday that the yacht Endeavor I, missing in an Atlantic storm, had been located southwest of the Azores. NEW ORLEANS-OT-October col- ton opened Friday at 8.47 and closed at 8.29 bid, 8.30 asked. Spot cotton closed steady 23 points lower, .middling 8.31. Probable Starting Lineups IIOI'K Ramsey (180) Quimby (185) Keith (170) Carson (165) Wilson (180) ..;.... Stone (205) Reese (165) Bright (155) W. Parsons (170) Aslin (160) Eason (180) Team Average ... Line Average ... Kackt'ield Average L. E. L. T. L. G. -C. It. G. .. R. T. R. E. . Q. U. R. If. L. H. F. 13. Hope, 174 Hope, 178 Hope, 166 Officials — Lieutenant Hinton Leo Rainer, umpire, (U lineman. (Henderson) (Hendrix). SHREVEPORT Garrett (170) Wolbrette (200) Dicksun (190) Hendrix (195) CavinuesH (170) Dufour (210) Rainer (180) Feducia (155) Sweeney (180) Richardson (160) Mize. (160) Shreveport 179 Shreveport 188 Shreveport 164 . referee, (TCU) : of A.) ; Carl Dalyrmple. head; Earl O' Neal, field judge, 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 necessary lo wait until all guests have arrived to slart serving cocktails? 2. Should the cocktail glasses bo removed from the living room before the guests return from dinner? 3. Would it he correct to serve sherry in a large tulip-shaped wine glass? <l. Should one serve cocktails before a meal at which wine is to bo drunk? 5. What kind of wine i.s served with fish? What would you do if— You wish to ice wine before serving— (a) Put ice in the glasses? (b) Put bottle in refrigerator? (c) Place bottle in an ice pail? Answers 1. No. 2. Certainly. 3. No. Sherry glasses are small and V-shaped. 4. No. Cocktails dull palates for wine. 5. White wine. Best "What Would You Do" solution—either <b,i or (c). Beu sure to know to what degree the particular wine .should be chilled. (C'opyrifihl HIM7, NKA Kfrvu'o, ImM Mobil Station in ChargeJM!. Green Former Arkaclelphia Man Takes Over West Third Station George D, Green, formerly head of the Ford Motor company agency of Arkadelphia, has moved to Hope and las taken charge of the Mobil Service Station, West Third Street. Mr. Green will hold a formal open- ng of the stalion Saturday at which imc 200 pieces of niloak pollery will :>e given away lo the first 200 women driving an automobile into his station. Mr. Green said that Mrs. Green and their three children had moved to Hope and would make this city their permanent home. Mr. Green has several years experience in the filling station business. Frank Waller's garage, which is op- crated in the .same building, has re- cenlly installed additional equipment and increased floor space. An auto testing machine is among the new equipment. Farmer Has Five Bolls of Cotton on One Stem Five fully-developed open cotton bolls on one stem was brought to The Star office Friday from the farm of Sinn Rowc of near Emmet. l'e bolls tire of medium size—but all being on one stem is something unusual, .suid Mr. Rowe. Roosevelt Is to "Continue Fight" Refuses to "Coast" During Second Term, He Tells Westerners CHEYENNE, Wyo. — (#)— President Roosevelt told a crowd of thousands Friday that he is going to continue in his second term the way he had in the first, trying to do "the most good for the greatest number." After being welcomed by a group including Senator O'Mahoney, Democratic foe of the Roosevelt supreme court proposal, the president declared that he told a friend recently who advised him to "coast" from now on, that he would not take such advice. Dry Victory Has Little Opposition Crump Machine in Shelby Co. Ignores Tennessee Referendum . Edwards went to Lamp's farm, which lies partly in Howard and partiy in. Hempstead counties, and asked him to help check a stand of timber which the negro said some lumbermen were going to buy. Lamb went with the negro. As the white man drove the last stake the negro cut his head off with an axe. Edwards returned to Lamb's house, but when Mrs. Lamb saw he was alone she. became alarmed, locked her three children and herself in the building, and screamed fcr help. Edwards fled. He rode a freight train on the Nashville line to Hope, and thence escaped into Louisiana. In Pine Bluff About a year ago he gpt a job in Fine Bluff under the alias of "Arthur Porter," sometimes known as "Whiskers." Meanwhile Sheriff Bearden had Edwards' picture broadcast to police authorities throughout the Southwest. s On July 5, 1937, Edwards or "Porter" was arrested at the Union station in Pine Bluff by Policemen Maupin and Ross of the Pine Bluff department Edwards was returned here by Sheriff Bearden, was arraigned in the July circuit court, and found guilty and sentenced to death, NASHVILLE, Tenn.— (/Pi— Tennessee voted overwhelmingly • Thursday for •etention of its prohibition laws in a referendum from which repeal leaders held aloof on the ground it was "meaningless." Drys hailed the victory as making the end of repeated atlemlps in the legislature to legalize liquor. Returns from 1,715 of Ihe slate's 2,160 precincts, showed: For repeal, 37,879. Against repeal, 99,215. Gov. Gordon Browning, a dry, had announced that if Ihe slate voted for repeal he would call an extra session of the legislature to consider liquor legislation. The house, by a vote of 52 (Continued on Page Three) New Clinic Is Opened on South Main Street by Dr. J.W. Branch —Photo by The Star Above is the new clinic building constructed on South Main street by Dr. J. VV. Branch, and which was formally opened with an inspection inonduy night by Hope physicians, nurses and druggists. Associated with Dr. li-iiiirli at the- clinic is Dr. Don Smith, who has removed his offices from nti/.ins National Hank building. Praises Swedes' Use of the Land Little Rock Banker Reports on Visit to Northern Country LITTLE ROCK.—Scandinavians are far ahead of the American people in the art of living, Alfred M, Kahn, Little Rock banker, told members of the Rotary Club Thursday. Mr. Kahn made a tour of Norway, Sweden, and Denmark during the summer. This country would profit by emulating the Scandinavian countries, which have no drunkenness, night clubs, madhouses, relief agencies, and little lawlessness, Mr. Kahn said. "Scandinavians take their pleasures simply and fully," Mr. Kahn told his hearers. "They make the most of their opportunity for pleasure. They build parks in the main parts of their cities. Thirty thousand people daily visit the Tivoli park in Copenhagen, and there are no drunks, wrecks, and arrests," he continued. . "The resourcefulness of the Scandinavian farmer makes me ashamed of the way land is handled in this country, especially in Arkansas," Mr. Kf.hn said. Only four per cent of the acreage in Norway is tillable but every spot of tillable land, no matter how narrow or where located, is cultivated, Mr. Kahn said. "Land is so scarce that cattle are not permitted to graze on tillable land when crops are growing," he continued, "and the women take the cattle to grazing areas in the mountains, where they make butter and cheeses. The men visit them on weekends. Because of their simpler tastes and fewer wants, the Scandinavians have not experienced a depression comparable lo ours, and public relief is almost unknown to them, Mr. Kunu said,

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