' ' PAGE SIX HOPE STAB, HOPE. ARKANSAS Thursday, September 30, 1937 11 Per Cent Higher - *s Traffic Accidents Have Taken 24,520 Lives Last- Eight Months CHICAGO.—(/P)—Death is setting a ftcord-breaking pace along the nation's streets and highways. The National Safety Council estimated Wednesday lhaf traffic accidents had cost 24,520 lives In the first eight months of this ytaf. The total was 11 per cent greater than the 22.160 recorded in the corre- Sponding period of 1936—the year the all-time high mark of 36,500 waS established. Deaths numbered 3.850 in August compared with 3.740 in the same month last year. But statisiticans said that the August Increase of three per cent was more than matched by the 14 per cent rise In automobile travel as gauged by gasoline consumption figures, which the 11 per cent increase in the first three quarters of 1937 was equalized by an identical upswing in motor mileage. They expect the deaths-for-miles ratio to be somewhat lower than 1936 if the current trend holds. New York led the cities in the eight months death column with 528. Chicago, with 511, ranked second. Mow- ever, New York had the lowest traffic fatality rate among the most populous centers. On the basis of deaths per 100,000 residents, the council m*Je this ranking: Cities of more than 500,000— New York, 11.1; Milwaukee, 11.8; Boston, 13. From 250,00050 tOO ........ From 250,000 to 500,000— Memphis, Tenn., 12; Minneapolis and Rochester, N. Y., 12.6. From 50.000 to 100,000— Bayonne, N. J., 1.6; Mount Vernon, N. Y., 2.3; Hoboken, N. J., 2.5. From 25,000 to 50,000— Chicopee, Mass., Poughkeepsie, N. Y., Green Bay, Wis., Taunton, Mass.. Fargo, N. D., Bangor, Me., Kingston, N. Y"., and Beverly, Mass. Each had a perfect record. Twelve states reduced their totals in comparison with 1936. They were: Maine, Kansas, Minnesota, Washington, West Virginia, South Dakota, Arizona. Virginia, Florida, Nevada, Georgia and Iowa. More Like Fullbacks PnTSBURGH—The University of Pittsburgh eleven will have two of the biggest quarterbacks in the east this season. John Chickerneo weighs 205 and John Michelson tips the beam at 192. Phone 266 HOBBS Gro. & Market Free Delivery CARROTS, Bunch.... 5c BANANAS, Ib. 5c EGG PLANT, Ib 6c Grapefruit, 2 for.... 15c YAMS, 5 Ibs I5c LETTUCE, Head 6c FLOUR 48 p B u " d S1.39 FOLGER'S COFFEE Pound Can 34c LOOSE WILES COCTAIL CRACKERS 19c SPINACH No. 2 Can I0c HONEY 5 Pound PAIL 55c 10 Pound PAIL.... ...$1.00 QUART JAR 39c STEAKS K. C. FANCY CHUCK Pound 20c Mexican Style CHILI New Kroger Chie/ at Little Rock WILLIAM C. SMASHED Kroger stores in the Little Rock district are now being operated under the direction of William C. Smashey, whose appointment as manager of the Little Rock branch of the Kroger Grocery and Baking company has just been announced by Albert H. Morrill, president of the company. Mr. Smashey succeeds Robert L. Sharp, who was killed recently in an automobile accident while driving from Little Rock to Memphis. The new manager of the branch started with the Kroger company as a grocery clerk on March 1, 1923. Twenty days later he was promoted to supervisor. He served in that capacity until September 29, 1930, when he was named superintendent, later becoming a District Manager in the St. Louis branch. Last January 4 he was chosen sales manager of the St. Louis branch and in April was promoted to the position of grocery operator. It was from this position that he was selected to head the Little Rock branch. , Pound 19c BOLOGNA SLICED, Ib 15c Whole Stick, Ib.. 13c SAUSAGE GOOD MIXED—Lb. 15c STEWBEEF Fat and Meaty Pound 140 NICE TENDER ROAST K.C. CHUCKK, Lb. 20c A. & P. Grocery Opens Big New Prize Contest Fifty-five thousand dollars worth of | jrizes in 12 weeks is the contest offer j now open through A & r Food Stores, | according to Royce Smith. A & P j ocal manager. | Each week a separate competition will be held and 3,600 separate items of merchandise will be awarded during he 12-week duration of the contest, fhe contest consists of a 20-word sen- :ence about Ann Page merchandise, sold exclusively in A & P stores. Each entry must be accompanied by a abel from a package or jar of Ann Page products. Entry blanks may be obtained at any A & P store. Fifty major and 250 minor prizes are to be given each week. This week's prizes consist of 50 Bulova watches and 250 carpet sweepers. In succeeding weeks sewing machines, cleaners, Philco radios and many other prizes will be awarded to the winners. >: WATER \ HEATERS $5.00 Down SALES and SERVICE Harry W. Shiver Plumbing—Electrical PHONE 259 Merchant Fleet of U.S.Languishes Chief Problem Is Foreign Subsidy and Cheaper Competition By MORGAN M. BEATTY At' Feature Service Writer WASHINGTON.-Over at the United States martimc commission, they're using harsh words to describe the plight of the American merchant marine. They're saying we won't have any merchant marine to speak of in five years' time, if we don't watch out. And that's rather disheartening, because the American taxpayer has sunk billions in ship bottoms, and the merchant marine is going to bet many more tax dollars. This merchant marine headache is as sure as death and tn.xcs. There are three reasons. 1. Foreign powers sugsidize their merchant fleets to keep them in the international race for trade, and to provide auxiliary ships for navies in wartime. 2. Shipbuilding and operating costs are less in every foreign country than in the United States. (Example: In one big country, merchant semnen receive one-fifth as much pay us American seamen.) 3. Every natron must cither build its own merchant flet or allow foreign shipowenrs and their governments to dictate rates. If there were no American ships, nothing would permit foreign groups fro mestablishing prohibitive rates for carrying' American exports. Hard to Allot Money And those are not the only reasons why you can't toss off this merchant marine headache with an aspirin. Joseph P. KcKnnecly is one, and the American shipping industry is another. Kennedy is the man who runs the new martimc commission, a beureau created by congress to subsidize American shipping and thereby encourage the building of an American merchant fleet worthy of the name. Congress told the commission to let American builders have 75 per cent of the cost of building new ships PLUS a differential between American and foreign operating costs. (Example: A shipping firm wants to build a ship and operate it between New York and Liverpool. The government will advance 75 per cent of the cost rifht off the bat. The hiulder then must agree to pay part of the money back in 20 years. That "part" is the cost of building a similar ship in a foreign yard. This actually may be a third or a half of the cost of building the vessel in the UUnited States. Then the government will figure out how much less it costs a Brit- isher to operate a similar ship on the same route, and pay that additional sum to the American builder.) But Kennedy is having a hard time distributing the government's money on that basis. Somewhat puzzled, he has decided to canvass the whole situation. Within a week or two he's going to tell you what the trouble is. "Lousiest Job" in Capital All the facts aern't in yet, but Kennedy already can tell you that the brand new merchant marine act probably can't buck up American shipping. He thinks many of the private companies cannot raise enough money to pay 25 per cent of the cost of new ships. There are several reasons for this. One is that shipping companies- often operate through obscure holding companies. Bankers don't like the looks of their earnings. And the industry has had too much labor trouble to suit investors. Then, too, the government's nose isnY any too clean. Llavish with money for a while, it has been too tig'ht in other periods, leaving ship operators high and dry at odd times. This vaccilating policy has not helped I HOLD EVERYTHING! Clyde LewU COPR, 1W7 BV NEA SERVICE, INC "It's tlijit glnss blower in ward B, again, Doctor, and this is the last UicrmomiMiM' we have!" the companies put their own houses in order, but rather has invited them to keep on running to the government. Now the companies are complaining that the new law hii-s too many safeguards for the government, and not enough for builders. They say there's going to be no end of argument over the foreign differentials. So Kennedy and his commission litivc discovered they have something more than a long-term job on their hands. Privately. Kennedy himself says he's got the lousiest job in Washington. Our Steady Decline What do you think 1 .' Here's the problem and its history, briefly: 1. With a measure of government aid, infant America had built enough bottoms to carry 90 per cent of her cargoes by 1850, and the American clipper was the proudest merchantman afloat. 2.—Dry rot attacked the industry during the Civil war, and the Boer war found American traders helpless to meet foreign competition Because Americans couldn't get ships to carry their goods. It seems Great Britain recalled all her bottoms for national service, and the result was a loss of millions to American farmers and other exporters. '3. Despite that lesson. American ships were carrying less than 10 per cent of the goods we sold to the rest of the world in 1910. By 1914 we were pouring taxpayers' money into a merchant marine. Then, during the World war we sunk three billions in a "bridge of ships" to Europe. Baptist Mission Union at Ozan Holds Session The Baptist Women's Missionary Union met at the home of Mrs. Sallie Murphy. Monday afternoon, September 27. The program rendered was the regular Bible Study taken from John 4. During the program Mrs. O. C. Robins gave an interesting talk on "Excuses." The study was enjoyed by all those present. Jtfi fllcfte Switch to LION KNIX-KNOX the extra Miles are Free Knix-Knox yields greater power and more mileage because there is no energy wasted in incomplete combustion; no knocking that destroys your motor. Because Knix-Knox is sold at the price of regular gasolines, the extra miles are free. For better performance — greater savings — get Knix-Knox. Sold by all Lion stations and dealers. Look for the Lion. * * * When you buy Lion products, your money stays in the South to help build the South. LION OIL REFINING COMPANY EL DORADO. ARKANSAS . . T H. BARTON, President UON KNIX-KNOX Nttfuwme A NEW mi MOTOR on Add* power by fra,4uotty removing hard carbon. Its ttronger, natural film tavet motor ttcar, .Yafuru/afce it a pure, ditttlled motor oil containing nQ adulterant*. S 0 U T H E B N MADE FOR SOUTHER N T RAD E Business Shows (Continued from Page One) ing tendencies." "Activities at numerous manufacturing plants throughout the period showed no recession from the high levels which have been apparent since last spring, but with a decline in volume of new orders, this pace has been at the expense of backlogs," the review commented. "This is true particularly of the heavy industries including iron and steel. "In the iron and steel industry, activities declined somewhat during the last two weeks in August and have receded further since that time. Shipments of pig iron and scrap to district smelters in August fell slightly below July, but were approximately 15 per cent greater than in August last year." Boots and shoes, an important industry of the areae, recorded a smaller volume of sales in August than in the preceding month a year ago. A "sharp decline' 1 in prices of farm products, commodities generally and in the stock market since mid-August was thought by the bank to have acted as a deterrant to advance commitments in a number of lines. "Output ot bituminous coal at times in the district in August," the report continued, "declined slightly from July, but was measurably greater than a year ago. "Industrial employment and payrolls, which had tended upward since early spring, showed no marked change as contrasted with the preceding 30 clays." The crop outlook was bright. While dry, hot weather in August and early September reduced prospective yields of fruits and vegetables, and excessive rains in the southe rinterfered witli the cotton harvest, the United States Department of Agriculture's report, based on conditions as of September I, tended to confirm yields largely in excess of a year ago. "Despite the recent declines in prices o ffarm products," the baink pointed out, "estimates of cash income from farm marketings, included government payments indicate a substantial increase over a year ago and an aggregate larger than in any year since 192fl." Gauged by sales of department stores in the principal cities, volume of retail trade in August' was 8.6 per cent greater than in July and 8.4 per cent larger than a year ago. Combined sales of all wholesaling and jobbing firms reporting to the bank in August were 8.1 per cent greater than for the preceding month and 8.4 per cent less than a year ago. The movement of freight, as disclosed by officials of railroads operating in the district was in heavier volume than during any similar period since 1930. Dun and Bradstrcet reported 24 commercial failures in the Eighth District during August, with liabilities of $217,- OQO, compared with 17 failures with liabilities of $133,000 in July and 24 for ; total of $215,000 in August 1936. 200,000 to Front to (Continued from Page One) can officials, people and warships to take refuge and take general precau tions to prevent accidents. Jap.m'.s military officials gave preliminary warning, despite that this caused no small delay in carrying out military operations. "We hope for the co-operation of your government, believing your government fully understands the situation. "The intentions of the Japanese government concerning damages suffered by people of third powers resulting from the fightnig in China are as stated in a letter dated August 31." The Japanese note was received Wednesday in Washington but its contents were not disclosed. Shipping perishables by air may have its advantages but don't expect miracles. A New York ham flown to Hollywood was found even worse than was expected, on his arrival. Even the telephone operator finds herself in the thick of the Mediterranean mystery submarine puzzle with the signing of the Ny-on Power piracy Pact. Prod Robertson, who left O?.nn last week to enroll In Die Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, College Station, hnd to return home because of the over-crowded rooming qunrtcra. Over 1100 students hnd to return home from the college because there wns no place for them to stay. John Barrow Jr., returned home Tuesday because the Hope schools were closed duo to n cose of Infantile paralysis in the city. The Rev. G, W. Robinson conducted regular preaching services nt the Methodist church, Sunday night. Mrs. Ada Ross of Little Rock has been visiting Mrs. Lula Gootilett. Mr. and Mrs. Clins. Locke arc stilt vacationing In Hot Springs. Could it be the Farley flair for names that has the big league baseball magnates recalling men they farmed out to the minors? y Dr. Dafoe Reports Dionne Quins Thriving on Quaker Oats! Famous Doctor Prescribes Breakfast of Great Americans for D/onnc Quins f Now in Their 4th Yearl TOOAY ov ** i KROGER VALUES APPLES Nice Size Jonathans Doz. lOc GRAPES Red Tokay or White Seedless Lb. 5c POTATOES T C -!T P t 10 17c CARROTS PARSNIPS Fresh RUTABAGA Bulk TURNIPS Porta Rican YAMS 4 Lbs. 15c Extra Fancy "I A A TOMATOES Lb. IUG Fresh Cocoanuts Ea. 5c Florida Avacados Ea. Cape Cod Cranberries Lb. 19c Fancy Elberta PEACHES Lb. PANTRY PICKINS BEVERAGES KROGER'S 3c Bot. Dep. 4 Bot 25c MARSHMALLOWS Cello. Pak Lb. SIFTED PEAS A Real Value V Cans &3C APPLE SAUCE Country Club No. 2 Can SOAP Crystal White 7 Bars 25C GREEN BEANS 3 Cans 25c PORK & BEANS C.C.—Tall Can Dependable SPINACH Can 9c POTTED MEAT—3 Cans 10c GRAPE JAM Quart 25c TOMATO JUICE Country Club Few Left at This Price ounce Can * ^- TT J 50 O & » * W^P* 19c HUMKO SHORTENING Pound Carton Salted Crackers 2 Lb. Box Sandwich SPREAD Big "K" 25c Salad Embassy DRESSING Qt. Sour or Dill PICKLES Qt- Great Northern BEANS—2 Ibs O Q Q Q Q OOP IN OUR MARKET Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Country Club Half or Aft 1 C Small Size Whole 2Lb. PORK BACK BONES, Ib. 5c CHOICE BABY BEEF ROAST Pound 171C Pickled Higs FEET—Each 5c ROUND, LOIN STEAK Pound H BUFFALO, Dressed—Lb. 17'/ 2 c CATFISH—Lb 29c Booth's Tasty Loin—Lb. £9c I, .WHITING—Lb lOc ''OYSTERS, Fres-Shore—Pint 39c SALT MEAT Pound Home Made "lOft CHILI—Lb. ItfV Country Club MINCE MEAT Pound 15c Piggly Curled SAUSAGE—Lb. PEANUT BUTTER OILY, Lb.
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