Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 29, 1937 · Page 1
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Bread Our Dally Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H, Washburn High School Fraternities A Moment in History T HE Little Rock school board which in 10.35 sought to enforce a ban against secret fraternities and .sororities among students of high school age announces today that the failure to obtain co-operation from parents has caused the policy to be abandoned. In the future the Little Rock board will tolerate but won't recognize high school fraternities, the board still feeling that class distinction is out of place in a tax-supported institution. There is a further argument against high school fraternities that comes from the real fraternities—not these kid social groups. At the close of the World war the national college fraternities voted to bar 'from their membership anyone who had belonged to a high school fraternity. Having to defend their own case before the public, since many of the higher schools themselves are tax-supported, the college fraternities wanted no part of the business of having to defend the fraternity cause among students of high school age. —® This action by the college frn- Justice Black's Klan Accusation Defense Revealed Was Kindly Toward Jews and Negroes, Testimonials Reveal FORGOTTEN PAPER Preston Grover Digs Up Bankhead's Defense of Hugo Black By PRESTON GROVER WASHINGTON—Evidence that Senator-Justice Black foresaw the possibility of an anti-Klnu kickback and sought at once to forestall it has nestled virtually unnoticed in the congressional record these many days. The senate had already confirmed tho nomination of Black to the Supreme Court when Senator Bankhead of Alabama, the new justice's senatorial colleague, arose to make a speech. Bankhead's speeches are rarely exciting and in the hurly-burly of the closing days of the session his message escaped-with the moot casual reference in the press. But tliis is what he did. Bankhead read into the record what Senator Black had prepared in the nature of a Black Returns Home NORFOLK, Va.— (IP)— Hugo L. Black arrived from Europe Wednesday 'apparently planning to begin immediately his duties as associate justice of the supreme court. He maintained the silence which he refused to break during a month-long visit in England and France in regard to charges that he once received a life membership in the Ku Klux Klan. Black made two things clear, one that he is going to Washington immediately, and the other that he might yet make some statement, possibly over the radio about the klan issue. reply to Klan accusations made against him by Senator Copcland of New York and others in the debate on confirmation. The message was in the form of letters and telegrams to Black from Jews, Catholics, negroes and foreign-born residents of Alabama and elsewhere. These are the classes made the special subjects of Klan hate. The messages congratulated Black upon his appointment and expressed confidence in his ability and judicial capacity. Comments By Black BanUhead did not say that the messages had been turned over to him by Black, but without exception all were addressed to the new justice. Moreover, in an offhand manner Bankhead indicated that Black had penciled notes on the letters and telegrams to assist Bankhead in explaining to the senate whether the writer was Catholic, Jew, negro or foreign- born. Bankhead said he had intended reading them into the record during the course of the debate but had found no opportunity until a late stage. By then, he said, it had become evident Black woidd be confirmed, so he passed over the opportunity. Nevertheless, next day he read the messages into the record, saying: "In view of the injection of the Ku Klux Klan into the debate, I desire to read .some communications from outstanding Jews, outstanding Catholics, and one of the leading negroes in the state of Alabama with reference (Continued on Page Six) 1. News of the Dionne quintuplets lias filled newspapers for three years. Can you name the five famous sisters'.' '1. A pyre is: a duck fur boats; a iniiMcal instrument; a burning pile; an ecclesiastical official; a lung-tailed bird. '.'. Luuk through your letters to find how rouge conceals a scoundrel. I. Om; of the following married \vhilu serving a.s President of United Stales: Washington, Grant. Gai field, Taft, Wilson. ."). If you have some pennies in your i ie.ht hand and you dropped them into your left hand, one at a lime, counting 21) clinks, how manj pennies would you have in . your left hand? Answer.? im ( las-.ilii'd l'a"c temitics, far-sighted indeed, killed the high school fraternity question over practically the entire United States. It ought to stay dead — and public opinion will keep it dead wherever the issue is debated. The new generation may have forgotten that it was Woodrow Wilson who expelled fraternities from Princeton university, where they are still forbidden; and that Oberlin college in Ohio, one of the most richly endowed colleges in the nation, has forbidden them always. The question whether social life shall be permitted to embarrass the humbler citizens of the school campus, in their quest of a true education, has perpetually disturbed humanity. We compromise the question among students of college age, but no compromise is likely in the high schools, whose students are, by the fraternities' own statement, not old enough to keep from embarrassing their elder collegiate brethern. XXX Sunday, October 10, at Washington the Arkansas Centennial Commission will place two markers, one for the original Hcmpstead that reached from the Little Klsi-ouri river to the Louisiana line, and the other establishing the fact that the original courthouse building was during the War Between the States the capital of Arkansas. Certainly this presentation on October 10 deserves a large attendance of our citizens. Hempstead county was organized in 1818—18 years before the state government itself. All the swiftly- moving events between the Old South and the new Southwest of more than a century ago flowed past our door. Nowhere is there a land with more famous names or grander action to put on history's pages. We should all be there when this generation pays a just debt to the memory of early days, on October 10. Fraternity Ban at L. R. Withdrawn School Board Blames Failure of Parents to Co-operate LITTLE ROCK.—Abandonment of a rule adopted in 1935 to ban fraternities and sororities in Little Rock Senior High School and Little Rock Junior College . was announced Tuesday night by the Little Rock School Board at the conclusion of an executive meeting held to discuss the question. "Lack of co-operation on the part of parents" was given by the School Board members as the reason for their action. The rule was adopted following several public meetings of parents of school students, and agitation at that time grew out of the revelation that injuries had been sustained by several Junior College students in a secret fraternity initiation. School board members said that their position up to 1935 had been that the board ha.s no control over action of the students outside of school hours and after their departure from school premises. Action in the fraternity-sorority question was taken "with great reluctance," they said, and only after several meetings of parents had been held and full co-operation with the school board in suppressing the organizations had ben promised. Students in the two schools have been required to sign pledges agreeing to abide by the rule prohibiting fraternity and sorority members initialed since May 29, 1935, from holding class office or receiving scholastic or athletic honors. Equal penalties were provided in the rule for .students who were already members and who might participate in initiation of others. The hoard declared that no official recognition is Hivn to secret fraternities and sororities under the new ruling, and that the members uf the board "deplore thei rexislence and feel that they have no plaee in tax-supported' school system," but said that "secret groups of students cannot lie abolished by school authorities without the full co-operation of all parents, and that ally attempt to do so only results in civic disturbances injurious to the best interests of the school sys- Hope Star WEATHER. Arkansas — Partly cloudy, somewhat warmer Wednesday night and Thursday. VOLUME 38—NUMBER 301 HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29,1937 PRICE 5c COPY COURT PLAN Singing Convention at Patmos on This Sunday The Southwest Arkansas Singing convention will be held at Palmos High School Sunday, October ii. preceded by a business session at X o'clock Saturday niuht. The convention was organi/ed some time ago by the several counties of tiie soulhwe.^t corner t'f the state for the l.<i.'tter- tni'ti of sin^iu^. 'I lie public is invited to attend, bi iiiL;iii.!j luncheon. Gray Quits Senate Race, Refusing to Be an Independent Listing as "Greenback Democrat" Rejected- He Withdraws BAILEY IN~bpENER Experience in 1933 Soured Him on Special Primaries, He Says LITTLE ROCK—Declaring that he was eager for a comparison of his record with that of his opponent, Congressman John E. Miller, Gov. Carl E. Bailey opened his campaign for the United States Senate with a statewide radio .address Tuesday night. The governor spoke from his home in Little Rock. Thornsberry A. Gray of Batesville withdrew from the senate race. Gray, who recently filed his corrupt practices pladge with the request that the secretary of state place his name on the ticket as the candidate of the "Greenback Democrat" party, in withdrawing said: "I've been informed by state officials I cannot get my name on the ticket as a "Greenback Democrat' and would have to go on as an independent and that I will not do." Describing his political opponents as "tories" and referring to Miller as "a man who so frequently has opposed ihe program of President Roosevelt ihat he is generally known as an anti- Roosevelt politician," the governor said: National Issue, He Says "The design of thsi campaign is much more far-reaching than the mere boundaries of Arkansas. The eyes of the nation are upon this strange spectacle of organized sniping at a Democratic nominee- for the United States Senate in Arkansas. "If, say the organized detractors of President Roosevelt, the known enemy of President Roosevelt's program can muster even substantial support against the Democratic governor of Arkansas, then we have something with which to impress the rest of the nation that Democratic policies are wrong, and the president's popularity ;one. "When I sought the exalted office of governor, I was seeking an opportunity to mold Arkansas as a component part into the New Deal, and to cooperate with that great heart and mind in the White House which has readmitted Arkansas.and the South politically and economically to the Union. It is good philosophy that tasks well performed entitle the servant to greater opportunity and large responsibility." Replying to Miller's recent attacks on the validity of his nomination by the state committee, the governor described the committee as representa- .ive of the party and the electorate in this state and said past experience had shown special primaries to be excessively expensive and subject to voting irregularities. "Spccittl Primary" "I urged a special primary on one Yiemorablc occasion in 1933, and got t," he said. "Out of that experience ' learned that a special primary, even 'or a congressional place, will not get in expression of a majority of the cit- zcns and that, as others have reminded you, it is a snare and a delusion by which the people are trapped into the nachine-gun nests of the entrenched loliticians. "On that occasion only 18,000 votes ,vcre reported in a district with 250,100 population. One county reported 2,400 votes, when as a mutter of fact (hero were only 1,600 poll tax payers in tho county, and only 900 of these were listed as having voted. "Those who would damn me for inconsistency in thi.'i regard would damn a child who had experienced the 'tummy' ache from eating green apples, if ho asked for ripe apples the next time." In opening his address, Governor Bailey turned almost at once to the committee nomination issue, and described the methor fod nominating presidential candidates, by national conventions made up of delegates se- lectcd by State Committees, who have been chosen by state conventions. "Our party machinery is an efficient representative process exactly patterned after our governmental representative procedure," he said. "Through those processes you control courts, juries, schools, state institutions, ii f;,,:l all legislative, judicial and executive conduct. "Ul.'.m the obervance of a vacancy in the United Slides Senate, under the rules of the Democratic party adopted lung before I was active in political af- fair.s. that committee must do one of two things --make u nomination, or call a special primary. 'The unexpected death of the late lamented majority leader of the Unit- Jap Aerial Bombs Strike in Canton Area, Many Killed Heavy Casualties Result of Shelling of Chinese Village 2 PLANES SHOT DOWN Hitler and Mussolini Depart After Five-Day Conference HONGKONG—</P)^Japanese aerial attacks in the Canton area Wednesday were reported to have caused widespread destruction and many casualties. Two raiding planes were shot down. War planes, Chinese said, machine gunned the village of Chiulin, killing approximately 40 persons and wound* ing about 100 more. British and German passengers arriving aboard a British liner declared they saw a Japanese destroyer riddle two Chinese "junks" with machine gun fire off this South China port. Conference Ends BERLIN, Germany— (IP)— Like pals, Chancellor Hitler and Premier Mussolini parted Wednesday, ending a five-day demonstration of Fascist- Nazi solidarity in troubled Europe. Both smiled and appeared to be extraordinarily well satisfied as they clasped hands in a farewell departure at a railroad station. Kidnap Victim, His Wife, and Secretary O Mr*. C. 8. Bow Charles 8. Ross Florence Freihage Attack on Communism VATICAN CITY-(/P)-Pope Pius XI Wednesday issued a dramatic enctcli- cal which was construed as an attack on Communist Russia and Nazi Germany. The document urged the Roman Catholic faithful to pray against evils of communism. P.-T. A. Activities Are Suspended Indefinitely Mrs. Edwin Dossett, president of the P.-T. A. city council, announced Wednesday that,all P.-T. A. activities had been suspended indefinitely because of the one case of infantile paralysis in the city. The modern automobile is only 8 epr cent efficient, with regard to energy in fuel put to useful work. County to Get 3 History Markers 2 Will Be Placed in Washington, 1 in Fulton, Sunday, October 10 Two historical markers will be placed at Washington by the State Centennial Commission Sunday, October 10, at 3 o'clock, and a third marker at Fulton, according to Mrs. Charlean Moss Williams, Hempstead chairman "eft. the Centennial observance. A formal program is being prepared for the placing of the Washington markers, one of which will commemorate the courthouse now known as the Civil war state capital, the other being dedicated to the town of Washington as a whole. Mrs. Williams will announce the complete program at a later date. Torpedoes are discharged from submarines by air pressure, either from the control room by the commander or at the tubes by his orders. Last Two of Regiment of *6l ParadeatSt.Paul Homecoming J. S. Wilson, 94, Columbus, and W. P. Wallace, 93, Ozan, Unfurl Confederate Flag at North Hempstead County Reunion By Ozan Correspondent Reposing in its humble simplicity, its peace and charm, and its generous hospitality, the St Paul community served as hast, Sunday, September 26, to approximately 300 guests who returned to their old home community for the fourth annual homecoming. PTA School Saturday Is Ordered Postponed The Parent-Teacher association school of instruction, scheduled all day Saturday, October 2, at Hope High School, has been postponed, and all other PTA activities in the city have been put off until further notice, according to an announcement by PTA officers. Murder Trial Is Begun Wednesday E. S. Stockton Faces Jury for the Murder of Rex Gentry MURFREESBORO, Ark. — (ff) — A jury was completed and the taking of testimony started Wednesday in the trial of Marshal E. S. Ctockton, of Delight, on murder charges it th slaying of Rex Gengtry of Antoine, May Dcnist is Killed MIDLAND, Mich— (IP)— Dr. F. L. By 11 a. m. the church grounds were covered with cars and the church was filled to its fullest capacity. The program began at 10:,'iO a. m. with Sloman Goodlett, superintendent of the St. Paul Sunday school, presiding. After the opening song, "Holy, Holy, Holy," and the invocation by E. W. Goodlett, Miss Willie Stuart read "The Battle of Murfrecsboro," bcati- (Continued on Page Three) I A Thought Thinking well is wise; I'Luiiiing well, wiser; doing well wisr.-.l anil I esl uf all. Persian J'luverb. tiful war poem written by the Hon. James W. Ellis, deceased. The program continued with: A vocal .solo—"Shall I Be Forgotten," by Mrs. Eugene Goodlett. Prayer—The Rev. G. W. Robinson. Welcome Address—Sloman Goorilett. The Sermon The Rev. S. A. Whitlow, pastor in charge of Ozan Baptist church, conducted the preaching services. Choosing as his subject the very appropriate theme "Home,'' the Rev. Whitlow preached one of the must inspirational and convincing sermons that have been delivered at the homecomings. The program closed with the song. "Blest Be the Tie" and the benediction. 'I he noon hour brought a renewal of old friendships and the forming of new ones. The old ties of home were strengthened with smiles and hand shakes, souses and jolity. There were three centers of attraction for the remainder of the (lay, and each played it.s part in making the day a memorable occasion lon£ to be remembered by those present. Mi-. Wilson and Mr. Wallace Evidently, the two "youngest boys" on the grounds had the biggest lime. J. S. Wilson (Uncle Jimmy. 94 this October -1. of Columbus, and W. P. Wallace. 911. August 9, of O/an. the only two Confederate 'boys of their retime-in still living, furnished plenty of entertainment for themselves and Mi 1 .. Wallace. enthusiastically displaying his war medals on 1'is coat lapel and unfurling and waving his Confederate flag, as the children's orchestra 'Dixie" a I'riun 'IVxarUana played hull .nld Mr. Wilson, yellew, "Hollow, Jimmy, whe-e-e- !" And, all he lacked leading a charge of a brigade was the followers! The two old gentlemen made everyone sit up and take notice throughout the day. Inquired Mr. Wilson of Mr. Wallace, "Why don't you buy you a car?" Mr. Wallace: "Oh, I'm not able to buy one." Mr. Wilson: "I thought you in- herileu some property not so long ago." Mr. Wallace: "Oh, I have to keep that to live on whenever I get old and can't work!" Tsvo typical young confederates—never willing to give up the battle! A Children's Orchestra Another attraction of the day was the children's orchestra from Texarkana. The orchestra was composed of Kenneth and Douglas Citly, age 11 and IS, respectively, James Teague, age 12. Opal Dean Mullins and Deon Greer. both age 12. These youngsters performed marvelously, playing almost any number the crowd suggested. The instruments used were string instruments and uu accordion. The third feature, last but not little, was the long table filled bountifully with all kinds of delicacies including the usual supply of delicious, juicy barbecued mutton and beef prepared by the St. Paul community. There were many visitors from Saratoga. Little Rock, Washington, Colum- but. Nashville. Ashdown. Texarkana, Mineral Springs. Hope, and Prescott. Out-of-Suite guests were: Mr. und Mrs. W. T. Braden, of Sulphur Springs, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. H. D. McCain, J. R. McCain. Ethel McCain, and R. I. McCain, of Avinger, Texas; John Price, of El Paso. Texas; Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Robins and Naomi Kobins of Haynesville, La., Mrs. Jane Huynes, Homer, La.; Mrs. Ora Cilty and Mrs. Forrest Citty, of Independence, Kansas; ajid Mr. and Mrs. H. D. (Dump) Pi-ice who came all I lit- way from I ,o- Anf'.f'li'.i, Hardy, dentist, was shot and killed by one of four gunmen attempting to hold up a bank across the street from his office Wednesday. Two of the robbery ware captured, a third was wounded in the arm and the fourth escaped without being wounded. Three othed persons were wunded by the robber's fire. Tests for Civil Service, Oct. 8-9 Examinations to Be Given at Hope and Seven Other Cities LITTLE ROCK—(VP)—Dr. K. O. Warner, state civil service personnel director, who is assisting in holding civil service examinations in Arkansas for the National Reemployment service, said Wednesday that tests for NRS vacancies wul be held October 8 and 9. -• v Examinations will be conducted at Batesville, Fort Smith, Harrison, Monticello, Hope, Jonesboro and Little Rock. Candidates for dstrict manager will be examined the morning of October 8, and candidates for state director, field supervisior, senior and junior interviewers that afternoon. Candidates for statistical supervisor will be examined the morning of October 9, with fiscal supervisor candidates that afternoon. More than 1,300 candidates have made application for examinations, Warner said. Admission cards to all eligible candidates will be mailed next Monday. Bulletins NEW YORK. — (/P) - Miss Gertrude O'Keefc, 37, typist, was freed of a murder charge Wednesday in connection with ihe slaying of George O'Frank, 47, stock exchange clearing house teller. MAGNOLIA, Ark. —(/Pi —A. A. Reid, 75, political and financial leader of Columbia county for nuirc than a half century, died Wednesday. MIND Your MANNERS Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then checking against the authoritative answers below: 1. When one has put laundry in the service door of a hotel room, it it necessary to notify the valet? 2. Is it necessary to tip the valet when he returns a suit that has been sent to be cleaned? ,'j. Should one put a purse or gloves on a restaurant table? 4. Do most hotels make any additional charge for food served in one's room. 5. Do most large hotels have arrangements for the care of children? What would you do if— You are ready to leave a hotel und wish to have your luggage taken to a taxi? Ask for a— (ai Busboy? ib> Bellman? lc i Porter? Answers 1. Yes, for there may not bo a daily inspection of service doors. 2. No, but it is u.suallv done. •j. No. 4. Yes. Sometimes added as "Room service charge"; other limes price of food is increased. j. Yes, usually a special maid with whom they may be left. Bett "What Would You Do" solution U'>. cfc,|-yiii-,h! 1!I.'I7, NEA Service, Inc.! French President Of ten God-Father Lebrun Bestowed Honor on Families Having Many Children ' PARIS—(£>)—President Albert Lebrun has little to say about the way France is run, but he has an excellent claim to the title of world's champion godfather. He ha.s more than 1,600 godchildren. Among the duties that keep the French chief of state busy is the job of being godfather to every baby who is the eighth living child of a French couple. He acts, that is, if the parents want him to be godfather. And parents usually do. Years ago the Society for the Increase of the Population of France persuaded the president to be godfather for the fourteenth child born to the parents' contribution to the nation. After that the president received a flood of requests. Some were from parents with more than fourteen children who wondered why they had been left out. Others were from parents with one child, who informed the chief of state that theirs was a very exceptional baby. So the president compromised on the eighth baby. President LeBrun holds a record average of 320 godchildren a year for the last five years of his seven-year term. Note to politicians—he doesn't kiss them all. Justice Hughes Upholds Work of District Courts Chief Justice Replies to Statistics Compiled by Attorney General COTTON PROGRAM Secretary Wallace to Speak Before Southern Farmers Friday WASHINGTON""" m -statistica compiled by Attorney General Cummings were used as ammunition Wed-' ncsday by Chief Justice Hughes in a report that was generally regarded as an attack on President Roosevelt's court reorganization proposal. Hughes disclosed the report at the annual conference of senior circuit court judges which recommended the appointment of four more circuit judges and 12 more district judges in order to relieve congestion. Hughes said the tabulation submitted by Attorney General Cummings "affords no just grounds for general criticism of the work of the district courts." To Address Farmers WASHINGTON.-(;P)—Informed persons at the Agricultural Department said Wednesday that Secretary Wallace will suggest a processing tax on cotton in an address before southern farm leaders at Memphis Friday. A cabinet member has promised to outline the administration's views on a long-time cotton program, at the meeting in Memphis. Uphold Peanut Prices WASHINGTON.—(£>)—The Agricultural Adjustment Administration announced Wednesday a _program designed to maintain pearYut. prices by • diverting a portion of the crop to oil and by-products. Benefits will be paid for diverting peanuts from the normal channels of trade. U. S. Spending Hit WASHINGTON—(XP)—Senator Byrd (Dem., Va.) urged Tuesday that President Roosevelt act, rather than talk, to bring economy in government. "The only way to stop spending money," he said, "is to stop writing checks." His statement closely followed a prediction by the president at Bonneville, Ore., that the budget will be balanced in the next fiscal year. The government, Byrd said, should not continue to spend $7,500,000000 an- nualy for regular activities when it spent only $3,000,000,000 in 1929 and 1930 during the nation's most pros- perious period. "With improved business conditions," he said, "all the regular departments have increased appropriations." The senator added the budget can be balanced if Congress will stop authorizing "exorbitant" appropriations and if taxes are equalized and some tax exemptions removed. Byrd said he favors taxation of government securities, now exempt, and reciprocal taxation of state and federal employes. He said there are some 563,000,000,000 of tax-exempt securties which could yield §700,000,000 of annual revenue. Ginning Total Climbs Close to 1936 Report There were 7,999 bales of cotton ginned in Hempstead county to September II), as compared with 9,8-10 bales ginned to the same date last year, according to the mid-September report of the Bureau of the Census. The underwater propulsion and navigation of a submarine depend upon batteries which supply current to the motors. For cciUui-ies. it was believed that ihe Mississippi alligator was the only species in existence, but in 1870 another was discovered in China. Air pressure is used to clear the bul- laM tanks of water in the .submarines, tli'-'ivljy lirmyiny them to the ;urf;ic Woman Recovers Purseand $24.46 Star Classified Ad Returns Lost Money to Mrs. Mattie'Wall Mrs. Mattie Wall, living just south of Hope, was $24.4ti to tho good Wednesday as the result of a Hope Star classified ad. Last week Mrs. Wall dropped her purse on South Main street, near Hope Furniture company .store. She didn't discover the lo.ss until returning home. In the meantime the purse was found by Lon Cox, farmer living seven miles north of Lewisville on Highway 29 Mr. Cox brought the purse to Hopc otar and inserted a classified ad. Mrs. Wall appeared at The Star office Wednesday and described tin purse. It was returned to IH.T, aloii| with $24 4u in cash which the pursc The laiyc.-t types of submarine cany tliiee pel iscoiX'S. Submarine pel i-scope;. are usually 30 feet long. -*»« «»- — The fir.sl CJL-inian submarine, built at Kiel in I'.H'tf. ha da carrying capacity of only three t.npedoes. Cotton NEW OKLEANS-i.Ti—New Orleans Octboer cotton pvnc-d Wednesday a.5 8:35 and eio.,ed at S.33, spot closed M.-.nly jinl I 1 ' point, lover, middling H '; I

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