Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 27, 1937 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Monday, September 27, 1937
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I f , 1 ' £ All Hempstead County Will Celebrate the Electrical Show and Rural Power Line Dedication at Spring Hill Wednesday, September 29; •>' v Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H, Washburn T HIS is a big moment in the history of Hemps'tead county —as Hope's municipal plant brings electric light and power to rural householders. For whatever part your paper has had in helping arouse rural and city people so this project might be realized, we need only say that the prime purpose of a newspaper is make citizens dissatisfied—if by making them dissatisfied we can stir them to constructive action. It has been argued against the case for rural electrification that it was not financially practical—an argument which this newspaper has studiously ignored. We no longer live in a day when it can be said that certain things belong to townspeople—and to townspeople alone. All-weather roads are nowadays just as much a part of country life as of town life. And the man who lives in the country and demands roads that an automobile 'can get over has an equal right to demand electric power, if he is willing to pay anything at all for it. -9 We in the United States like to think of ourselves as topping the civilzation of the world. But ours is a spotty civilisation at best. We have more miles of electric line than any nation—but we have less of it on the farm than almost any other people. The way we Americans frequently handle "civilization" is to move where civilization is, instead of bringing civilization to where we are. . . . That's why, for the whole history of our industrial growth, we have lost population from our farms and gained unhealthily in the cities. XXX If it seems radical to you that a municipal plant should thrust its lines out through sparsely-settled rural territory, glance over this analysis of world electrification, and understand that you are sadly misinformed about some aspects of American "progress" ... I quote as follov'i: , "In comparison with many countries,. America is backward in making electricity available to its farmers. In the United States only about one farm in nine has elc- tricity provided by central-station service. In many other countries electricity is much more generally available in rural districts. "Holland can claim an almost complete . electrification of its farms. The rural districts are served from publicly owned plants, some in provincial, others in municipal ownership. Germany reports a 90 percent farm electrifi- • cation and of its total number of farms over 1 1-4 acres, 33 percent are equipped with electric motors. Sweden's agricultural area is 50 percent electrified. Publicly owned • plants" in 'Sweden have been very active in Baking electricity available ;lp cooperative which distribute e'riergy td'-farmerfl. The southern part of Ontario, in which almost 80 percent of the provincial population lives, has reached a 27 percent farm electrification. Ontario as a whole shows a farm electrification of 15 percent. The farms are served by the publicly owned Hydro-Electric Power Commission, which has established 171 Rural Power Distircts. "Although the rural population of most of these countries is more congested than that of the United States, making electrification easier and cheaper, the standard of living generally in our country is higher than those abroad and the American farmer should share in the relative American prosperity and high standard of living." XXX And so Hope's municipal plant this Wednesday is taking electric power to the farm. We will celebrate it for the important event that it really is. And finally, it goes clown in the book as a nexample of co-operation between town and country which gives the lie to the tradition that there has to be enmity between the two. Each has something the other has not. In this case, Hope has electric generators and the farms have potential consumers. Common sense has brought the two together, Critics Say That Greenbelt Houses Cost $16,000 Each Rap "Low-Cost Housing" Vneture as "High-Cost Romanticism" V E NTURJ~DEFENDED Labor Going Into It for Relief Purposes Was 70 % of Total Cost This is the second ol three storlrs on (hi; nation's first fcderally-bu::. nnd owned town—and one ol the most debated of all recent government' projects. By ALFRED FRIENDLY NEA Service Correspondent WASHINGTON.—Greenbelt may be one of America's most charming little cities, in appearance, but its critics are beyond number and they have two bitter complaints to make. First they charge that the cost of this experimental city which Rexford Guy Tugwell started is outrageous, that the whole thing was built wastefully and he'edlessly, and that the idea back of it is impractical and dreamily romantic. •• Second, they assert that Greenbelt is a direct step toward Communism,'.a species of unfair competition with pri- Wjte industry, and an inequitable and uhjustllial/r^'subsidy" tu a tiny group in the national population^ High "Low-Cost" Housing In short, an anti-New Dealer is apt to take Greenbelt—on both counts— as the epitome of everything that is wrong with the New Deal. As to the cost: the critics remark that while Greenbelt's 885 families are undoubtedly well housed, the entire project has cost UnUcle Sam ?14,227,000 —which figures out to better than $16,000 per house, an incredible sum for "low cost" housing. Furthermore, the estimated annual (Continued on Page Three) Woman Is Killed in Wreck at Prescott Mrs. Grace M a r o n e y of Akron, Ohio, Meets Death as Car Leaves Road PRESCOTT, Ark.—Mrs. Grace Ma• roney, wife of J. C. Maroney of Akron, Ohio, was instantly killed near here on Highway G7 about 7 o'clock Saturday morning when the car in which she was riding skidded on the pavement and overturned. Mrs. Maroney was riding with J. V. Harstock of San Antonio, Texas, and the two were headed for that city to visit relatives. Mr. Harstock was not injured. The accident occurred just outside the city limits near the Garland creek bridge. It was reported that the car, pulling a trailer, started skidding on the wet pavement and when Mr. Har- stnck applied the brakes the car slid off the dump and overturned. Mrs. Maroney was thrown from the o ,, m . " ~ car and the car fell on her, it was re- OlTiall - 111116 Hoodlums ported. Her death was said to have "~" " - - - - been caused by a deep gash across the forehead and face. Both the car anc trailer were badly damaged. BULLETIN CHICAGO.— (ff>>— Fear that Charles Ross had died at the hands of kidnapers increased Monday as the hours passed without \vord from the retired manufacturer or his abductors. Captain Daniel Gilbert, state's attorney, and his police theorized that the 72-year-old victim might huve died of shock since Relatives of both the people were notified immediately by Sheriff Brae Bright. 146leeFDeaFh on the Highways Train Hits Truckload of People—Death Totals by States By the Associated Press At lesal 146 persons met violent death in automobile accidents on the nation's streets and highways over the week-end. A speeding passenger train struck a truck filled with passengers on a Sunday outing near Montgomery, W. Va., seven persons, including a mother and father of four children, were killed. Accident deaths by states during the week-end included: Arkansas 1, California 3, Colorado 4, Connecticut 2, Florida 4, Georgia (J, lillinois 8, Indiana 5, Iowa 1, Kansas 2, Kentucky 2, Louisiana 2, Massachusetts 1. Michigan 12, Minnesota, 6, Mississippi 3, Mis- oouri 2, Montana 1, Nebraska 6, New York 4, North Carolina 9, Ohio 13, Oklahoma 2, Oregon 5, Pennsylvania 11, Tennessee 2, Texas 13, Utah 1, Virginia 1, Washington 3, West Virginia " Wisconsin 2 — Chicagoan Taken by Kidnaper Gang -—»•— -K. ***»w *- J. \_f v/ V-i A 14 111 £ Suspected as 'G' Men Are Called Into Case he was carried off Saturday night. 'CHICAGO.—(tf-i—Charles C. Ross, 71, retired greeting card manufacturer, was abducted Saturday night while driving home from a dinner engage- merit with his former secretary, police were told Sunday by Ross' companion, Miss Florence Freihaga, 45. Capt. Daniel Gilbert of the state's attorney's police said he was awaiting word from the reported abductors before planning a course of action. He expressed the opinion that small-time hoodlums may have been responsible. Federal Bureau of Investigation agents were reported called in on the case, but declined to comment. Miss Freihaga, described by Mrs. Ross as a "fine woman" and a "friend (Continued on Page Threat A Thought "* 'I Worus ore like leat .ajulld where they most abound, much i'i'uit of sense beneath is rarely found. Hope WEATHER. Arkansas-Fair and warmer in west and north portions Man day night; Tuesday partly cloudy and VOLUME 38-NUMBEK 299 HOPE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1937 r ELECTRIC OPEN HOU New Prosecution Pocedure Upheld by Supreme Court Filing Information, Without Grand Jury Action, Is Held Valid TWO CASESAFFIRMED State Court Also Upholds Repealer on Restricted Jury Service LITTLE ROCK.—(XP)—The Arkansas Supreme Court upheld Monday the section of constitutional amendment Yo. 22 adopted at the 1936 general election to permit prosecution by information without a grand jury indictment. It also declared constitutional the section of the state's new criminal code which repeale dthe stattue limit- ng jury service to cnce in two years. Chief Justice Griffin Smith declared prosecution by information did not deprive an accused person of the -rights ;uaranteed by the federal constitution. The amendment was upheld in two ases, both of whom were affirmed. One was that of Foster Pen'ton, negro, entenced to death in Miller circuit ourt for the ax-slaying last Decem- >er of Charlie Block near Garland 2ity. The other was that of Ran )eatheridge, Norfolk marshal, given one year for manslaughter in the slay- ng last December of Emory Cunning- lam, jail prisoner. City Budgets for Balance of Year Expense Set at $38,710 With Operating Surplus of $690 Forecast The City of Hope's proposed budget jr the fiscal year ending March 31, )39, was made public Monday by flayor Albert Graves. Proposed salaries and expenses were et at $38,710, leaving a margin of ?690. It was estimated that total revenues would bring in $39,400. The proposed budget: •Estimated Expense Arministrative ?7,740 $ 725 Police Dept 9,180 1,455 Fire Dept 4,800 950 Street Dept 6,250 1,600 Street Equipment (wagon) 100 Finance 860 Cemetery Assn 300 Parks Com 600 Relief and Charity Rents Hospital Assn 1,500 Cooler for City Hall 250 Lawn Mower, Power driven , 150 Office Furniture 200 Police Car (trade in) 40( Fire and Hose 600 Ordinance 5( Miscellaneous and unforseen 1,00( Total expense ..., Total salaries Total expenditures Margin $10,740 27,970 $38,710 690 $39,400 Estimated Receipts Taxes from county $ 6,500 Land redemption 700 Corporation and liquor 2,700 Tax on Telephone and Telephone poles 200 Fines 2,500 Auto Tags 1,800 Hauling trash 1,000 Water & Light 24,000 $39,400 1. Which of these foods was known in Europe before the discovery of America? tomatoes potatoes turnips tobacco corn 2. Traveling straight east from Manila, Philippine Islands, you would arrive closest to: Seattle San Francisco Lima. Peru Los Angeles Mexico City, Mexico 3. You might guess this. Toga is: a Roman gown; an Indian grain; an Asiatic camel; an African country. 4 How many senators and representatives in Congress? One of the following numbers is correct: 323, 070, 531, 212, 496. 5. A mother is now seven times as old as her daughter. In four years the mother will be four times as old as the daughter. How old is the daughter now? Answers on Clii>:.sifk-d Invited to Spring Hill Electric Show Afternoon-Medi Wednesda Russia Sharpens Tone Toward Japs Japanese Submarine Alleged to Have Sunk Chinese Fishermen MOSCOW, Russia.—(/P)—The Soviet government sharpened its tone toward Japan Monday with a stern warning against "lawless 1 " bombardment of Nanking in what was believed to be a response to a Chinese appeal for aid against Japanese attacks. Fishing Fleet Is Sunk HONGKO'NG, British Crown Colony. — (fi>)— Te nsurvivers declared Monday ;hat 300 men, women and children were killed when a Japanese submarine | sank a fleet of Chinese fishing junks | off Cheelongkau Point on the South; 2hina coast. | Some of the junks were understood to be sailing under British registry. Authorities at this British naval base have started an investigation. Isbell Is Rumored as Opponent of Milwee DE QUEEN, Ark.—(fl-)—Former Circuit Judge B. E. Isbell said Monday he was being solicited to make the race for Ninth circuit judge against Minor Milwee. "I do not have any statement to make now regarding my plans,' he ssiid. Court Issue Holds Eyes of the Bar Reed and Stinchfield Blast Roosevelt for Attack . on Court KANSAS CITY, Mo.-(^P)-The supreme court fight swept to the fore Monday as the outstanding theme of the American Bar association convention, two noted lawyers declaring that the court was threatened with serious impairment, and even destruction. Former Senator James A. Reed greeted the delegates as "protagonists of the constitution" and said destruction pf the court would mean the death of constitutional liberty." Frederick Stinchfield, of Minneapolis, Minn., president of the bar association, said the Roosevelt administration's apparent determination is to "destroy the court as it is known today, and the people of our nation may have to choose between the president and the lawyers of the United States." President Blasted 'KANSAS ClTY.-^-Frederick H. Stinchfield, president of the American Bar Association, said Sunday that the Roosevelt administration apparently is determined "to destroy the Supreme Court of the United States as we have heretofore know that court." He asserted that an "unequal" struggle is impending 'between the president and the lawyers of the United Dedication Program at Spring Hill School-House Wednesday 5:30 p. m. —Free barbecue on school grounds. 6—Concert by Hope Boys Band (bandboys will meet at 5 p.m. at First Baptist church, Hope, and will be taken to Spring Hill by Hope school buses. 7^Dedication program opens with invocation by the Rev. R. A. Grain of Spring Hill. Introduction of Mayor Albert Graves of Hope, chairman, by the Rev. Mr. Grain. Community singing, led by John Kent, Hope Route A FREE JJAjlBE City Barbecue to Be ed on Spring Hill Sc Grounds, 5:30" All Hempstead county J» fall the City of Hope's rural ' tion party at Spring Hill i nesday, September 29., ,' • While the event is being „ Spring Hill it really belong*;, the people along the new rural' constructed by the Hope" plant Spring Hill was (Continued on Page Three) One. History of Spring- Hill, by Frank J. Hill, native son. Musical number, from Spring- Hill. Story of Hope's Municipal Plant, and of Rural Electrification, by Mayor Graves. Jim Taylor quartet, of Hope. Speeches by members of State Utilities Commission: lorn Fitzhugh, chairman; H. W. Blalock and Max A Menlburger. Community sing-ing. W. G. Givens, Westinghouse electrical appliance lecturer. A General Electric lecturer, to be announced. Speech by County Judge Frank Rider. Conclusion. the celebration because it ia' »t?i southern terminus Of the line. > '" Hope offered the "open housed dedication party to Spring Hill, i. Spring Hill'accepted, granting the'i of the school-house there for"'—" nesday afternoon and nightiw M» But the city expects pro«&eci! electric consumers and other the territory near Emmet,* . Mound, Alton CCC camp *h#y points served by the municipal >11 to attend as well as the people lately adjacent to Spring Hwi Wednesday's celebration' will under way,shortly after noon > electric and merchandising booihs open to'the public in Spring? school-house. Sales staff* " ' tureVwlU tie oh hand to ek, latest' in electric appliances., ' Women of the Methodist and' tist churches of Spring Hill will . refreshments during the afternoon early night. Free Barbecue ' , At 5:30 o'clock there will be ,a barbecue, tendered by the City, of k on the Spring Hill school grounds. At 6 o'clock the Hope Boys \ will arrive from this city and will j» until the opening of the dedicat program at ,7, o'clock. The complete dedication program printed elsewhere on this page. Construction of the new rural ection dates back to last spring v the Hope city council authorized expenditure of up to }15,000 he city limits. Hope obtained from the State ties Commission last June a o do business within a seven-n radius of, the city, covering an « of approximately 200 square miles', Construction was begun promo. by crews of the municipal plant. , The power lines run northeast to I he edge of Emmet, on the Hempstead-1 Nevada county line, southeast to I ihover Springs and beyond; south to I Spring Hill—and the city has an op^l on on the Arkansas Power & Light I Co. line which serves DeAnn south I o within a mile of Hope. ' The Rural Rates The rural residential rate is: • One dollar and 10 cents per month' or first 500 watts standby service] harge, plus 5.8 cents per KWH used. The commercial rate: • Fifty cents per month for each ex^. ra 500 watts, plus 5.8 cents per KWK or first 200 KWH, ? Five cents per KWH for next 80Q | Three cents per KWH lor next 1,000 j . WH, I Co-operating with city officials in Wednesday's party are the metnbers of he Spring Hill school board- ' E. E. Phillips, President; R. A. John, son, secretary; J. A. Smith, W, E. Mon, i roe and Rufus Anderson. . ,: UtH-» " Texan Is Seeking a Long-Lost Aunt I Would Locate Mrs. Georgia Ann Roby Humble, Formerly of Hope Mrs. Charles S. Uhl of Dallas, Texas, appealed to The Star Monday for in, formation about her aunt, Mrs. Georgia, Ann Roby Humble, a former resident of Hope. Mrs. Uhl said that she had not heard from Mrs. Humble since 1904. She said that Mrs. Humble was the former Miss Georgia Ann Balch, a native of Mansfield, Texas, who came to Hope about 1890 and married a Mr. Humble here. The couple is believed to have lived in or near Hope until 1904—when communication between aunt and niece was broken. Any information about Mrs. Humble should he sent to Mrs Charles S. Uhl, Route One, Box 52?' Dallas, Texas. Cotk on NEW ORLEANS.-^)—Octobr cotton ope W d Monday at §.42 and closed at 8.41-43. ,-i; .fl,., ( «Bi!f-4KS" •-. • '••• •• . - . •_ -(,_ f ..--

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