Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 28, 1937 · Page 1
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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 Star Schools Are Closed for Week; 1 Paralysis Case Precautionary Measure Taken, But No Occasion for Public Alarm MOVIE S FORBIDDEN Parents Asked to Keep Children Away From Public Gatherings The Woods Move Off A HOPE man who owns considerable limbcrland in the county told me a sad but familiar story today. Paying a visit to the farm the other day he ran across a couple of men who had just finished cutting tics out of his timber. This particular case of timber-stealing was interrupted—but it isn't always that the owner can be there to catch the thieves. Neighboring landowners frequently hear strange stories about wood-cutting on land held by absentee owners. Nothing is done about it, because interference seldom comes from those who have no equity in the matter. And yet, timber-stealing is a disquieting business. For if unchecked it will lead the thieves to attack boldly. That's what happened in the case I have just cited. (,} The Hope timber-owner wanted to know wny f" 01 " 0 adequate pro- lection couldn't bo given at law. It occurred to him that the lack, of this protection actually depressed the value of his holdings. If he wanted to sell the property to a distant man he couldn't guarantee the ne%v owner that the timber would be protected in the owner's absence. The evil of timber-stealing is better known than most of us suspect—and it becomes a tangible factor in fixing the market price of land. Timber-stealing is an abuse very similar to the stealing of cattle and poultry—and perhaps its remedy is the same. When cattle and poultry thieves become too arrogant the state rises up and requires all cattle and poultry buyers to keep a record of their purchases, showing the original owner. This makes stealing traceable and risky. If every shipment of raw lumber Hope public schools, both white and ; negro, were closed Tuesday noon by order of the .school board for the balance of the week as a precautionary measure against infantile paralysis. The action was taken at an emergency meeting of the school board Tuesday morning with Miss Beryl Henry, , city .superintendent, and Dr. P. B. Carrigan, city health officer, following an announcement that attending physicians had diagnosed the case of Patrica Ann Campbell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Campbell, as paralysis. School children also were forbidden to attend movies, church, or other public gatherings for the balance of the week. The cast; of the Campbell child is the only one so far reported but it was considered advisable to close the schools for a suitable period—and then t;> reopen should there be no further outbreak. Authorities described the move ns ? !i !pree;Uition;iry, and "said there was'no" occasion for alarm as the situation stood Tuesday. Dr. Carrigan's statement: "As a precautionary measure I con- aider it advisable for all children to discontinue attending picture shows, Sunday schools or any other public gathering. This is a preventive step to keep any other cases from developing. "Jiporadic cases have occured this year ;ill over the state. Every few years we have sporadic cases in our own vicinity. This precaution is to cheek against any other infectious or contagious disease. "So far as known to health authorities, only one case has occured this year in Hcmpstead county. The public need not he alarmed—but precaution should he taken," Dr. Currigan said. were backed by a guarantee as to the land it originated on, with the names of every handler placed on record, it might go a long way toward stopping timber stealing. The writer isn't familiar with the law on this point. There may bo adequate law already. But one thing is certain—either there is a deficiency of law or of enforcement. Suspect Is Sought in Chi Kidnaping "Man in Grey Cap" Is Hunted by Officers—No Word From Abductors WEATHER. Arkansas — Mostly cloudy, probably showers northwest portion, warmer Tuesday niyht except northwest; Wednesday cloudy, probably thunder showers, cooler. VOLUME 38—NUMBER 300 HOPE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1937 PRICE 5c COPY RURAL PARTY READY ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft Senate Election Set Monday, October 18 Governor Bailey to Set Election Date on Tuesday Night U. S. Senate Seat Campaign to Get Under Way Immediately STATE COMMITTEE Bailey's Speech Timed to Follow State Meet by Only 3VL> Hours LITTLE ROCK — (IP) — Governor Bailey Tuesday'called a special senate election to be held Monday, October 18. The proclamation sent to the secretary of stale at 2:25 p. m. with the election call gave exactly 20 days notice of the balloting, the minimum under the statute relating to certification of candv'acies by the secretary of state to the counties. Federal Community of Greenbelt Sets Modern Example for Private Capital Government Builds Only Three Such Housing Projects Aim Is "to Encourage Private Capital—Not Compete With It" 1/4 Million Rebels Plan Spanish Drive France and England Block League Action—Wait on Mussolini HKNDAYK, Franco-Spanish Frontier i.-l'j Generalissimo Franco Tuesday w.'i.s massing a huge offensive on the wide-spread Hayon front in eastern S'|;iiin, with <!:iO,(IOO men under the new command nf General Jose Mos- cardo. hero of Ak-a/ar. Uli-ck \A'i\Kuu Action fil-'NKVA. Switzerland—(YI'i—France anrl Bril'iin joined hands Tuesday to forestall League of Nations action in tin; .Spanish civil war, inferring they wished first to get Premier Mussolini to agu'e to withdraw Italian volunteers from the Spanish insurgent army. The League- assembly condemned Japanese aerial bombardment of China cities. An;; In-1 tain-German HKIiLIN, Germany —I/I')— Reiclis- fuehrer Adolf Hitler and Premier Be- iiilu Mussolini made friendship with England the cornerstone of their European policy, politieal circles declared Tuesday. Bread and Beans Are the Way to Longevity HK.i.'JHADK- i.-l'i liread. beans, and cher.M' may he the road to longevity. Pavel lii.-kui), a young Czech doctor \vh'> ha.-; .-pent two years studying the reasons for the Ions; lives of peasants an d: hi'phenlN of a U-ilkan district. cair:t- lo the preliminary eonelu.sion it Ixui! to i(o with uniform diets that for ,ge-iu-i ;i I ions -ecm tu have. been especially -\iileil to the people-. In mi'M r:isus, bread and beans were the ino.-t iin]:oi'i;int foods. Little meat w;i: r:iti.-n. ;md then only in winter. ChL-L'.-r \v;i.-- found [o be an important item, but hull.- milk was eonsumed. and ihatiimMl.v .sour. Vegetables, esp ecially peppers, tomatoes, and onit.ns ;ire eaten raw. FruiLs and fat:, are avuifled. KiKhty per cent of the cases studied Uf.e.l ali'uhnl. but in moderation. ,, .CHICAGO--^"' ft "mi'.r, in a grey cap" was hunted Monday as a key figure in the kidnapin^of Crv^yk.}.. 1 ?. Ross, 72. He became the object 3t J a!\ intensive search after 42 hours passed without word from the retired manufacturer or his abductors. Ross had dined at a hotel in Sycamore, 111., about 50 miles west of Chicago with Miss Florence Freihage, Saturday night. Hi.s captors—believed to number three—forced Ross from his sedan and carried him away in their car. Hotel employes furnished the first substantial lead. They said a man with a gray cap pulled over his eyes approached Ross in the lobby while Miss Freihage was in a nearby drug store, conversed with him for several minutes and left. They described the man as about 32, six-feet, two inches tall and weighing 1G5 pounds. Mrs. Ross awaited the receipt of a ransom demand. ''I am sure w will hear from them," she said at the Ross luxurious apartment on the North Side. "But we have no great amount of money." Relatives reported she was on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Detectives were nsigned to stratebic .stations about the city, ready for action the moment any communication was attempted. They expressed fear Ross, suffering from high blood pressure and a heart ailment, might have died of shock. His abductors, they theorized, might have hidden his body. Capt. Daniel Gilbert of the state's attorney's police believed the kidnap(Continued on Page Six) MIND Your MANNERS Test your knowledge ot correct .social usage by answering the following questions, then checking against the authoritative answers below: 1. When a man takes a woman in to dinner which arm does he offer her'.' 2. At a dinner party when; is the man who is next highc:;'. to the male guest of honor seated'.' 3. I.s it ever correct for a hostess to arrange for a man to take a woman in to dinner if he is not to sit next to her at table'.' 4. Is it good manners to talk exclusively to cither neighbor at a dinner pai'ty'.' 5. At a formal dinner does the hostess enter the dining room first or last 1 .' What would you do if— A guest sents his.regrets on the .. day of your formal dinner? (a* Rearrange your plans without him'.' (hi Telephone an intimate friend and ask him to fill in'.' (a) Send a formal invitation to another guest by a me.>- senger'' Answers 1. His right. 'I. At left of hostess. 3. Yes. It is quite often neiv.s.sniy in working out a sealing plan. -1. No. 5. Last. Rest "What Would You Do" solution (hi. (Cii|iyri,",hl 111117. NK/\ Sew in-, hie i Bailey on Radio Tuesday LITTLE ROCK — (/P) — Governor Bailey will formally open Tuesday night his campaign for the vacant Joe T. Robinson senate seat. He speaks at 7 p. m. over a statewide radio network including stations at Little Rock, Pine Bluff, El Dorado, learkana, Fort Smith and Memphis. Authoritative sources indicated that Biiley in his address would fix the date of the special election. The governor announced the selection of State Senator H, M. Barney of Texarkana to manage his campaign. Miller Raps Bailey LITTLE ROCK —(IP)— Leaving Little Rock Tuesday for a trip through southwest Arkansas, Congressman Miller, seeking the senate seat as an independent Democrat, issued a statement in which he referred critically to the governor's plan of opening the cam- paigng by radio "from behind closed doors." "I will probably be talking directly to the voters Tuesday night when Governor Bailey lakes his .stand before the microphone," said Miller. His headquarters will be in the New Ccipilol hotel at Little Rock. Bailey's speech will come three and a half hours after the scheduled meeting of the Democratic State Committee. Two OIHHISC Him The governor ha.s maintained a strict silence regarding the senate vacancy, the election, and his own candidacy since he was nominated by the democratic state committee shortly after the late senator's death last July. Bailey is opposed by Congressman John E. Miller of Searcy running as an independent, and Thornesberry A. Gray, Batesville attorney, who filed his corrupt practice pledge as a "green back democrat." Miller was nominated at a convention of democrats 'who met here protesting action of the state committee in making a nomination without a primary. The .second district congressman already had made three formal campaign addresses challenging the validity of the governor's nomination and attacking the executive's $150,000,001) bond refinancing program. Gray has announced no campaign plans. The governor will make his radio appearance from his home at 7 o'clock his office said, a bare three and one- half hours following the time for a called meeting of the democratic state committee to consider making nominations for district offices. The State Committee The democratic committee announced it had received requests from several committees that Chancellor A. P. Steel of Ashdown of the sixth chancery district and Judge Minor Mill- wec of DcQueen of the ninth judicial circuit be designated as nominees of the parly to fill uncxpircd terms to which they were appointed by Governor Bailey. Chancellor Si eel filed a nominating petition from Miller county Monday. It bore 67 names and was the fourth Mieh petition filed by him with the secretary of state. Others have been filed from Polk. SevicT, Nevada and Little Hiver counties. Tiie chancellor Bold and striking is the facade of the public school at Greenbelt, with bas-reliefs occupying panels beneath the tail windows. AN EXAMPLE ONLY Outcome of Experiment Depends on Greenbelt's Own Citizens This is the third and last story on the nation's first federally-built and owned town—and one of the most debated of all recent government projects. By ALFRED FRIENDLY NBA Service'Correspondent WASHJNGTON.-You can't make the people who planned and built the federally-constructed non-profit community of Greenbelt any madder than by saying that the project is the first step in a plan to rehouse America by federal'funds. The government has jnust three such housing projects hi mind—Greenbelt, and its not-yet-completed sister elites in the suburban areas of Cincinnati and Milwaukee. The Farm Security Administration officials, who inherited these projects from the now defunct Resettlement Administration, are Most of the houses in Greenbelt are of conventional design and construction. A few of the new prefabricated houses were built for experimental purposes, however. Here is one of them. Boy Scout Circus to Be October 8-9 Hope to Participate in Meeting of 1,400 Scouts at Texarkana (Continued on Page Six) A Thought We .should give as we would ro- eeive. cheerfully, quickly, and without hesitation: for there is no (.-race in a benefit that sticks to tin.- t'in",fi's. Spnivn. Approximately 1,400 Boy Scouts from the Tex-Ark council, comprising 13 counties in southwest Arkansas and eastern Texas, are expected to take part in the Boy Scout Circus to be held in Texarkana October 8 and 9, W. H. McMuUin, scout executive of Texarkana, told the Hope Kiwanis club Tuesday noon. Parts of the acts in the circus will be the staging of a historical pageant of the three sttaes, Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma, acrobatic stunts by 100 clowns, horsemanship acts by the older boys, trick roping and whip cracking, chariot races, the sea act which is the building of a ship, the catching of a greased pig the winner to get §1 and also the pig. "These are only part of the acts which we intend to run off as fast as the Barnum & Bailey themselves could stage. Each act will not require over 10 minutes. In concluding the circus a gigantic parade is planned which will include 12 bands from several southwest Arkansas towns," Mr. McMullen said. Appearing on the program in sup- p->jt of the Roy Scout Circuis were Tom Bain, Polk Riley and W. H. Stillwell, all of Texarkana. Mr. Bain said that Texarkana civic clubs, schools and churches were behind the circus in an effort to make it a big success. Mr. Riley appealed for support of the circus, anil then told of the spread from tliL> larger cities to the rural areas of Boy Scout work and of its results. W. H. Stillwell, superintendent of Texarkana. Texas. High School, sai'l that every precaution was being taken for protection of the Boy Scouts. "They will be housed in army tents. The kitchen will be enclosed. They will have a balanced food ration. A doctor will be at the camp at all times. It is the desire of the committee to return your buy in better physical condition than he was when coining to camp," the- speaker said. Mannie Stevens of Texarkana. finance chairman of the circus, said the budget was set at $900 and that ticket.-; would sell at 50 cents each. Tickets (C.'rmt'mwd r,n Page Six) Russian Envoy to China Goes Home May Have Important Bearing—Japs Deny Sinking Fishermen NANKING, China—(/P)—Dimitri Bogomoloff, Soviet ambassador to China, left suddenly for Moscow Tuesday on what was believed to be a vital mission affecting Russia's position in the Sino-Japanese war. Nanking Airport Bombed SHANGHAI, Chinam—Thirty Japanese planes tombed the military airport outside Nanking Tuesday, while the Shanghai fleet roared over the Chinese section, Chapei, to drop a cargo of bombs which caused little damage. Japan was estimated by foreign military observers in North China to be mobilizing 600,000 troops for a possible clash with Russia. Dispatches from Tokyo said the war office had issued a military ordinance affecting virtually ever able-bodied man in Japan, prolonging military service indefinitely for all officers and men, on both the active and reserve lists. A Japanese Denial TOKYO, Japan— Of)— The naval ministry issued a categorical denial Tuesday of reports from Hongkong that a Japanese submarine sank a fleet of Chinese fishing vessels. The ministry charged that this story was an example of "fabricated propaganda." 106 Photographers Are Entered in Contest LITTLE ROCK. Ark.—State Information Director M. C. Blackmail said Monday that the "picture Arkansas" contest sponsored by the state publicity advisory commission for the state's amateur photographers had attracted 103 entries to date. The entries were made in the following divisions: agriculture 15; industry 10: .scenery 75; recreation one; urban life, five. The contest closes in November. A window on the south side of a house will receive 45 times as much sunlight as will a north window, in the irae of n year. Recreational facilities arc abundant at Greenbelt. Here is a glimpse down one of the woodland paths near the town. There arc 18 miles of such paths to invite Grecnbelt hikers. the firs tto declare that the expense of clearing the nation's slums is vastly too great for the federal government to undertake. A countryside of federally-built Greenbelts they say, is certainly not the answer to America's housing problem. Instead, they see Greenbelt as an example—not of what the government should ilo. but of what private individuals am! corporations should do. They hope that it will be propaganda which jays lc such people, "Go thou and do likewise." High Brackets Need Trimming Gjreenbelt s tenants come mostly from Washington. About the same percentage are artisans, government employes, clerks, and so on, as is the case in Washington. Some of them come from expensive residential districts, instead of slums; but this suits the Farm Security Administration, which says that housing expenses in the upper brackets need correction just as much as those on the wrong side of the railroad tracks. Surprisingly little political pressure to place idnividual families in Green- (PonlinuiMl on Pnse Six) Federal Agents Enter Ross Kidnaping Case WASHINGTON—(/P)—A Department of Justice official disclosed Tuesday that federal agents are investigating the reported kidnaping of Charles C. Ross, 72, Chicagoan. • His Aides Suggest F.D. Slash Budget Morgenthau and $ccles Urge Expense and Income Be Balanced WASHINGTON-<yP)-The administration's two chief fiscal officers will urge President Roosevelt to balance the budget in the next fiscal year, informed officials said Tuesday, even if it requires new and heavier taxes. These persons said Secretary Mor- genthau of the Treasury and Chairman Marriner Eccles of the Federal Reserve Board are convinced that a balance between income and spending is essential to bolster business confidence, and to permit paring the ?36,864,000,000 public debt. At Bonneville Dam BONNEVILLE DAM, Ore. —W — President Roosevelt stood on this great federal power and navigation project Tuesday and asserted that its cost would be returned many times over in improved navigation, cheaper electricity and the distribution v o| power to "hundreds "of $fnali~ communities within a great radius." In the first formal address of his West Coast trip he tied in this 51- million-dollar Columbia river basin undertaking with his program for regional national planning. He declared, too, th&t instead of spending half its income on armaments as some nations do, America was wiser in building such projects to give "more wealth, better living and greater happiness for our children." » • »i Funeral Tuesday for J. M. Sparks Hope Man Succumbs Monday Afternoon at Home on South Walnut St. J. M. Sparks, GO, a resident of Hope 25 years, died at his home on South Walnut street at 2:30 p. m. Monday after a long illness. Mr. Sparks came to this city from Pike county. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Shover Springs cemetery in charge of the Rev. Hollis A. Purtle of Hope. Surviving are his widow, four sons, L. W. Sparks of Monticello, C. A. Sparks of Hope, C, G. Sparks of Lamar, Texas, and M. C. Sparks of Hope. Four daughters, Mrs. G. L. Purtle of Hope, Mrs. Erie Ross of Hope, Mrs. Lela Grey of Spring Hill and Mrs. Austin Franks of Hope. He is also survived by two brothers and three sisters. I Utility Board to Visit Spring Hill and Speak There Fitzhugh, Mehlberger and Blalock Accept Invita-" tion on Program A FREE BAJRBECUE 600 Pounds of Meat Prepared for Barbecue at 5:30 p. m Wednesday LITTLE ROCK—(ff)—State Utilities Commissioners Thomas Fitzhugh, Max Mehlberger and H. W. Blalock an-. nounced Tuesday they would go to Hope and Spring Hill Wednesday" to participate in the formal dedication of the City of Hope-Hempstead county rural electrification project. Each commissioner will address the "electric party" audience at Spring Hill Tuesday night. The Hope project is the first of its kind in the state to start operations. A major portion of Hempstead coun« ty is and will be served by rural lines from the Hope municipal plant- Nazis Plan Cradle Census BERLIN— (IP)— To show the world that national-socialism not only has successfully combatted unemployment but also has filled the cradels of the fatherland, authorities have decided to conduct a national census next year. The last German census was taken in 1933, the year Hitler assumed power. 1. Name five men that do not exist now and never did exist. 2. It is now generally believed that the inhabitants of the cliff- dwellings of Mesa Verde, in southern Colorado: were driven out by invaders; died of a pestilence; were forced to leave by a prolonged drouth; were mysteriously swallowed by the earth. 3. Feline is to cat as bovine is tu . •t. A goatee is: u flower; the tail of a man's coat; a small goal; a man's chin-whisker; a participial form of the verb "go." 5. In a family there were six boys and each boy had a sister. How many children were there in the family? Answers on Classilicd Puge Program Is Ready Acceptance by the State Utilities Commission, as reported Tuesday by the Associated Press, completed the last detail of the'program at the City •<# Dope's; "elecJric. pzfjy" at Sprintf Hill school-house Wednesday. Six hundred pounds of barbecue meat was being prepared for the free feast which will be served on the school grounds at 5:30 p. m. Wedsesday. Three fat steers and a large ho? were killed Monday night, and will be served free by the women of the Baptist and Methodist churches of Spring Hill, the City of Hope paying for the barbecue. The churchwomen are also handling other concessions on the grounds. The display of electric appliances and other merchandise, housed in booths inside the school, will open at 2:3Q o'clock Wednesday afternoon; arid the electric exposition will continue until the barbecue at 5:30. A movement is under way in Hope to close local stores at 5 p. m. to allow attendance of store staffs at Spring Hill. At 6 o'clock the Hope Boys Band will begin a concert at Spring Hill, the bandboy's meeting at 'First Baptist church in Hope at 5 o'clock and going ot Spring Hill in Hope school buses. After an hour's concert by the band the formal program dedicating the municipal plant's new rural electric system will begin, at 7 o'clock. The Program Wednesday's program follows: 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 Jolm Kent, Hope Route 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: Tom Fitzhugh, chairman; H. W. Blalock and Max A, Mehlberger. Community singing. W. G. Givens, Wcstinghouse electrical appliance lecturer. A General Electric lecturer, to be announced. Speech by County Judge Frank Rider. Conclusion. Whale Sharpens Wit of Critical Britisher LONDON.- V 4V-The British Board of Trade recently issued a regulation that "all blue whales measuring 70 feet in a straight line between the tip of. the upper jaw and the notch between the flukes of the tail shall be considered immature." Quick as a flash a young man wrote in: Forgive me for being a .-iekening old nosey, but who hold the whalei while the skipper measures them'.' The best material us,ecl in making semi-transparent pipe atems is amber, the petrified sap of prehistoric pine ' v "ps. found on the shores of the Baltic iea.

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